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MCC in the News



March 2017


February 2017 


January 2017

McLean Community Center to Host Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show

McLean Connection, 1/31 

“Better Than Bling” Jewelry & Fashion Accessories Show, Feb. 4.

InsideNOVA, 1/31

Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2017 (Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana)

Washington Post, by Sarah Lane, 1/25

Supervisors Set to OK Renovation Contract for McLean Community Center

Star-Crossed on Saturday Night 
Fairfax County Times, by Trevor Flynn, 1/20

Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia (includes American Shakespeare Center Weekend at The Alden)

Washington Post, by Sarah Lane, 1/19

McLean: Renowned Hip-Hop Artist Challenges President-Elect’s Character

McLean Connection, by Fallon Forbush, 1/18 

Bids for McLean Community Center renovation come in under budget.

McLean Connection, by Fallon Forbush, 1/18

‘Hungry Hearts Tour’ Comes To McLean -American Shakespeare Center to present three pays at Alden Theater.

The Connection, 1/13

Candidates Sought for McLean Community Center Board

Falls Church News-Press, by Sam Tabachnik, 1/13

McLean Community Center Seeks Candidates for 2017-2018 Governing Board

The McLean Patch, by Mary Ann Barton, 1/11

"The Giver" included in the Going out Guide

Washington Post, by Sarah Lane, 1/11

McLean to Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy -

McLean Community Center Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Chuck D.

The Connection, by David Siegel, 1/6

December 2016  


November 2016  

McLean: ‘Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas’ Arriving to Alden
The Connection, 11/23

Okee Dokee Brothers included in The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide

Washington Post, Going Out Guide for Northern Va., 11/2

MCC to host annual Children’s Flea Market

Washington Post, Going Out Guide for Northern Va., 11/2


October 2016

McLean Community Center to move temporarily during renovation that starts in April.

Falls Church News-Press, 10/18

McLean: MPAartfest Draws 51 Artists, 4,000 Visitors
Event held Sunday, Oct. 2 at McLean Central Park in McLean

The Connection, 10/6

McLean: Used Books Sale – Best Ever 

The Connection, 10/4

McLean Community Center picks a temporary home

InsideNOVA, by Brian Trompeter, 10/4


September 2016

 Okee Dokee Brothers Return to The Alden in McLean

The Connection, 9/28

The McLean Project for the Arts Celebrates 10th year of Artfest

The Fairfax Times, by Janet Rems 9/29

From the Womb – A World

Danceviewtimes 9/26

Dance: Fall Arts Preview 2016
Ballet, Modern and Folk dance -- every performance worth knowing about in Washington, D.C. 

Metro Weekly, by Doug Rule, 9/15

Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, Sept. 15-21, 2016 (Yosi and Eugene Jammin’ Juniors Concerts on 9/21)

Washington Post, 9/15

McLean Chamber Stresses Community Ties in Anniversary Fete

InsideNova, 9/1


August 2016

 3rd Annual “Bands for Bikes” Concert this Saturday

Fairfax County Times, 8/18

 The Alden Announces 2016-2017 Kids Performance Series

Falls Church News-Press, by SeoJin Ahn, 8/23

McLean Community Center September Events

FCNP, 8/31

McLean Community Center to hold public meetings on FY18 budget.

The Connection News Paper, 8/9

McLean Community Center Holds FY18 Budget Meetings

FCNP, 8/1 

MCC Governing Board to Host Forums on FY18 Budget

Inside NOVA, 8/5



July 2016


Alden Theatre sponsors free concerts at McLean Central Park each Sunday in July. 

The Connection, 7/26

New MPA chief looks for efficiencies, preps for relocation

InsideNOVA, Brian Trompeter, 7/20


June 2016


Tribute bands to take stage over summer at McLean Central Park

InsideNova, 6/30 

Friends of McLean Community Center honors volunteers

InsideNova, 6/29

McLean Community Center elects new board members

Falls Church News Press, 6/20

Jad Abumrad leads a pack of “curious people trying to understand a complicated universe” using the power of media.

NOVA, 6/9 by Adrienne West

McLean Community Center Holds Board Elections

Falls Church News Press, 6/7

“The Cameraman”

Washington Post Going Out Guide, 6/2


May 2016


Revelers Brave the Rain for McLean Day Despite pouring rain, McLean community celebrates 101st annual festival.

The Connection, 5/25

MCC Governing Board Members Elected

Inside NOVA, 5/24

McLean Day: This Saturday

McLean Connection, 5/16 

As Renovation Nears, MCC Seeks Temporary Space for Programs

InsideNOVA, by Brian Trompeter, 5/9

ESPN fantasy football analyst Matthew Berry will be at the Alden to offer tips and advice

Fairfax Times, Keith Loria, 5/5

McLean: A Family Musical Starring Poultry
‘Chicken Dance’ comes to the Alden Theater, McLean Community Center.

The Connection, David Siegle, 5/2 

As she shifts her artistic focus, painter Barbara Januszkiewicz rediscovers the power of color.

Home and Design, , May/June 



April 2016

McLean Community Center Announces May Events

Falls Church Press, 4/29

The Alden in McLean Awards Scholarships to Six Young Performing Artists

The Connections, 4/7

McLean Spring Community Garage Sale Set for April 16

McLean Patch, Sharon Reed, 4/4



March 2016     

McLean Community Center (Public Hearing) and governing board nominations included.

The Connections, 3/15

Sins of the Father…..

Hollywood on the Potomac,  by Janet Donovan, 3/4

McLean: Maffitt Hall Saved
Plans to renovate McLean Community Center back on track.

The Connection, by Ken Moore,m 3/2

Alden Theatre reschedules snowed-out Shakespeare troupe

Inside NOVA, 3/2


February 2016

'Sideways Stories From Wayside School' to be Performed at The Alden

McLean Patch, by Sharon Reed, 2/23

Noted puppeteer Jim West performs at Saturday’s Puppetry Festival in McLean

Fairfax County Time, By Keith Loria, 2/18

McLean and Great Falls Celebrate Virginia Merges with McLean Historical Society

The Connection, 2/8

Many details of McLean Community Center renovation remain to be determined

The Connection, 2/8 

Adjustments to McLean Community Center’s renovation

The Connection, by Ken Moore, 2/1


January 2016 

Proposed renewal plans include McLean Community Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, others

The Connections, 1/28 
MCC Considers Reductions in Scope of Expansion Plan

INSIDE NOVA, by Brian Trompeter, 1/19 

McLean Community Center to Host Juried Jewelry Event

McLean Patch, by Sharon Reed, 1/20
McLean Community Center governing board, new Park Authority Board member included 

Washington Post, 1/20 
Puppetry Festival in McLean Slated for February 20

Falls Church News-Press, 1/19
Daughter of George Wallace Makes Plea for Racial Harmony

Inside NOVA, by Scott McCaffrey, 1/18

MCC Seeks Governing Board Candidates

McLean Patch, by Donna Reed, 1/18

McLean Community Center seeks candidates for governing board

The Connection, 1/13

Peggy Wallace Kennedy to Speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Alden

The Connection, 1/13

Two Companies Bring Their Magic to McLean for 2016 Puppetry Festival

The Connection, 1/13

“A Wrinkle in Time” chosen for The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide

Washington Post, Going Out Guide, Compiled by Sarah Lane, 1/13

McLean Community Center Seeking to Fill Seats on Governing Board

Falls Church News-Press, 1/12

n the Moment: Dr. King Commemorations in Reston and McLean 

DC Metro Arts, by David Siegel, 1/11

What’s Happening in 2016 in McLean? A preview of the issues, events that will mark the new year. 

 The Connection, by Ken Moore,  1/6

Much Ado About Shakespeare

HuffPost Arts and Culture, 1/4



December 2015 

The Alden Announces Its New Performance Offerings

FCNP, 12/29

McLean Community Center Announces January Events

FCNP, 12/15

Editor’s Notebook: An interesting choice for MLK celebration

Inside NOVA, 12/16

McLean Community Center Announces Winter-Spring Classes

Fall Church News-Press, 12/21  

Timeless Yuletide Classic: Alden Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol,” a musical from Virginia’s Theater IV

The Connections, by David Siegel, Dec. 2

Joy of Dance’s Santa's “Frosty Follies” on Good Morning Washington

WJLA, News, 12/1



November 2015 

Theatre IV Gears Up for A Christmas Carol at The Alden

Falls Church News-Press, Nov. 9

John Eaton to Perform ‘Holiday Spectacular’ at The Alden

Fall Church News Press, 11/16

McLean Antiques Show, Sale on the Horizon


Super-Sized Comedy: Bruce Vilanch

Bruce Vilanch and Judy Gold team up for an evening of comedy and Hollywood secrets

Metro Weekly, Nov. 5

Alden Theatre Targets Silent-Movie Buffs in Annual Series


MCC Expansion Plan Sees Ongoing Design Tweaks




October 2015

25th Anniversary: McLean Community Center's Old Firehouse Teen Center 

Connection McLean, by Ken Moore, 10/28

WAMU ArtBeat: The Man Who Laughs

WAMU 88.5, By Lauren Landau, 10/29

Vilanch, Gold Team Up

Washington Blade, by Mariah Cooper, 10/28

Comedy Show Set for Nov. 7 at McLean Community Center 

McLean Patch, by Sharon Reed, 10/28

’Playing By Air’ Gears Up for Peformance at The Alden

FCNP, 10/26 

Provacative, Edgy Humor Comes to McLean

Connection McLean, by David Siegel, 10/28

Barbara Januszkiewicz Color Riffs — A Passion for Color

East City Art, By Elizabeth Carberry,10/19

In the Galleries, Melting Sound and Art

Washington Post, by Mark Jenkins, 10/17

The Man Who Laughs

Broadway World, 10/13



August 2015

In The Moment: Sarah N. Schallern on Alden Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season

DC Metro Theater Arts, 8/25 by

Registration Open for McLean Community Center Fall Classes

InsideNOVA, 8/25


July 2015

McLean Project for Arts Boosts Hours, Broadens Reach

InsideNOVA, 7/22

Mary Anne Hampton Named 2015 ‘Friend in Deed’

The Connections Newspaper, 7/21 

Friends of MCC Names Volunteer of Year

InsideNOVA, 7/17



May 2015

In today’s Newslink
Video: Fish and Explore at MCC Outdoor Adventure Camps, YouTube Video, 5/27

McLean Community Center Board members elected, FCNP, 5/27

McLean Day

A look at the history of the McLean Community Center event, By Paul Kohlenberger, Merrily Pierce and Kim Todd/Contributed to the Connection, 5/26 

Slide Show: Scenes from 2015 McLean Day

InsideNOVA, May

How McLean Day Made McLean

Contributed by Paul Kohlenberger, Merrily Pierce and Kim Todd, the Connections, 5/13

A century ago, community celebration helped to define McLean

Contributed by Paul Kohlenberger and Merrily Pierce, InsideNOVA, 5/12

A century of McLean Day
Fairfax Times.com, by Kali Schumitz, 5/7
George Sachs, Paul Kohlenberger and Mary Anne Hampton are quoted. 


April 2015

Contemporary Overhaul for McLean Community Center
Center renovation, adding 7,750 square feet, is scheduled for completion in 2018

the Connection, by Ken Moore, 4/21

NBC-4 News Anchor Jim Vance Coming to McLean for May Talk

McLean Patch, by Mary Ann Barton, 4/21

Pilobolus Featured in WAMU’s Art Beat

WAMU88.5, 4/16

“Hands Up” in the Washington Post

Washington Post, by Carrie Donovan, 4/15

In the Moment: ‘Pilobolus Dance’ Comes to The Alden Theatre This Friday

DC Metro Week, by David Siegal, 4/15

Candidates vie for MCC Governing Board

InsideNOVA, 4/13

McLean Community Center Names Kay Bransford 2014 Outstanding Volunteer

the Connection, 4/14 

Thirteen Young Artists Awarded Scholarships by The Alden 

 the Connection, 4/14


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