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AMS Planning and Research has reviewed and organized the public feedback received on the draft strategic plan. This included over 300 comments in the survey instrument, several documents, memos e-mailed to the Center and comments received in person at the hearing on July 6, 2022. All input received will be available as an addendum to the plan.


The MCC Governing Board hopes to address the plan again in September 2022 based on input from the community and MCC staff. The extra time will allow board members and the public to review all of the materials that have been produced over nearly a year of hard work by the Community, Staff, Board and AMS.


Public Input to the Strategic Plan Draft

Friday, Sept. 9, 7-9:30 p.m.
Old Firehouse Center
Activity No. 4701.222
$15/$10 MCC district residents

Join OFC for an evening of fun and prizes! Enjoy free popcorn and winners will take their pick of prizes! Preregistration is recommended.

Got stuff? Find bargains and treasures at this outdoor community parking lot sale with 60+ community resident vendors selling household items. Residents selling household items are welcome. Limited commercial vendors or flea market dealers may also participate.


Register online at mcleancenter.org, in person or by phone by calling the MCC Registrar at 703-744-9365/TTY: 711.


Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
General Admission:
Free, registration is not required.


Registration required for sellers.


Adults, All Items: 2001.222
Vendor Space Fee: $30/$20 MCC district residents


Children Up to 15 years old: 2002.222
Strictly Children’s Items Only. Child must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
Vendor Space Fee: $15/$5 MCC district residents


Vendor enrollment deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14. Advanced registration is required. Vendor spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Our 32nd Anniversary
Old Firehouse Block Party

Saturday, Sept. 17, 1–4 p.m.

1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA 22101

Free admission


Come out and celebrate the Old Firehouse's 32 years of serving the Greater McLean community!


Activities Include:

* Live Music

* Air-Brushed Tattoos

* Street Performances

* Old Firehouse Living History Exhibit


* Various amusements

* Free popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones while they last!


Back Again This Year!

Bring a bike to donate to Wheels to Africa!

Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Free Admission. Registration is required.
Activity No. 4503.222


Celebrate autumn with your family locally! Harvest Happenings is an indoor-outdoor festival with live entertainment, a petting zoo, crafts and games. Visit our pumpkin patch and purchase a pumpkin to decorate at the crafts station.

Join the McLean Fun Run!
Saturday, Oct. 1
Registration, PPU, Warmup begins at 7 a.m.; Race begins at 8 a.m.

McLean Square Shopping Center, 6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va. 22101


Hosted by the McLean Community Center with the support of sponsors, Century 21 New Millennium and the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, the race features a USATF certified course through the heart of McLean and is designed to appeal to runners of all abilities.


Recruit a team of coworkers, teammates, fellow runners, neighbors, family members and friends and mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 1. The proceeds of the run benefit the McLean Community Foundation.


Saturday, Oct. 1; Race begins at 8 a.m.
McLean Square Shopping Center, 6631 Old Dominion Dr. Admission varies by date. Register early.


We Need Volunteers for the McLean 5k! Come and offer your time to help us have a successful race!


For more information, to register or to download the volunteer application, visit mclean5k.com.

Monday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. - noon
Free admission. Registration is required.

Activity No. 4504.222


Enjoy the Fairfax County Public Schools' holiday by joining us for this FREE event that gives kids the chance to see, touch and explore some of their favorite cars and trucks.


Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd. Free Admission


Produced by McLean Community Center for local pet owners and their beloved animals. Have fun at the park, see great pet tricks and demonstrations, find valuable pet-related information and get tips on products and services that can enhance the life of your pet and improve your experiences as a pet owner. A variety of exhibitors will be participating. Bring your leashed pets to show off their best costumes and join the fun for the Pet Parade at 3 p.m.! Take a picture of your pet and the whole family in the photo booth.

All dogs must remain on leashes sporting their dog licenses and rabies tags. Free parking at the Dolley Madison Library and MCC. Enjoy the music, giveaways and gourmet food trucks.


If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, visit mcleancenter.org/special-events/exhibitors.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 5-10 p.m.
Activity No. 4702.222
Free for all participants. Preregistration is required.

Calling all families of ghouls and goblins! Come join the Old Firehouse (in your best Halloween costumes) for a night of live music, games, food, contests and tons of candy!

Help Us and Have Fun! Families who wish to volunteer them- selves and their vehicles for Trunk or Treat can submit an email request to oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name and your trunk theme and submit your request by Friday, Sept. 30. Volunteer hours are 4:30–10:30 p.m. Each family will receive candy to distribute to the trunk or treaters. Volunteer spots are limited.

It’s Back & Better Than Ever!
Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $10, Free for children age 12 or younger. Admission price is good for both days. Print this page for $1 off admission. 

Find the best assortment of antiques, art and collect- ibles at this highly celebrated show of more than 40 years. Spanning centuries, discover historical items, as well as the unusual, from scores of reputable dealers.


The show features antiques and decorative accesso- ries including furniture, folk art, porcelain, silver, jewelry, books, paintings and prints, glass, carpets, vintage clothing, and much more. Vogue magazine said younger consumers feel, “Authenticity is big” and “Sustainable, stylish furniture with a story—and no supply chain issue? No wonder more people are out with the new, and in with the old.”


Relax with a cup of coffee or stay for lunch at the onsite cafe?.


Proceeds benefit the James C. Macdonald Scholarship Fund. For a list of dealers, see dfshows.com.