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County of Fairfax, Virginia
The Robert Ames Alden Theatre
at the McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101
www.aldentheatre.org

 

Media Contact: Sabrina Anwah
Director of Communications
703-790-0123/TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
018-008

 


The Alden in McLean Welcomes Canada’s DuffleBag Theatre “Peter Pan”

 


McLean, Va.—The Alden in McLean will begin the 2017-2018 McLean Kids Performance Series with a single performance by DuffleBag Theatre of Ontario, Canada’s “Peter Pan.” The performance will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Old Firehouse Center, which is located at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Tickets are $15, $10 for MCC tax district residents.

 

The story of “Peter Pan” is well-known. Wendy Darling is sad to learn that she’s growing too old to stay in the nursery and must move to the adult wing of the house. But when an adventurous young boy offers to fly her to Neverland where she can stay young forever, Wendy is catapulted into an adventure filled with magic pixies, charming pirates and talking trees. As Peter Pan battles his arch-nemesis Captain Hook in DuffleBag Theatre’s fun version of J.M. Barrie’s beloved classic, even grown-ups will feel like kids again.

 

Since 1992, The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has traveled the globe with its original adaptations of fairy tales and classic stories. With wit and humor for all ages, DuffleBag creates theatrical magic by inviting up audience members to be the stars of the show! The result is an exciting, interactive and unique experience for all. It’s no wonder DuffleBag performs over 600 shows annually, at theatres, schools and festivals across North America.

 

Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.

 

About The Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.

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The Robert Ames Alden Theatre is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden Theatre is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

 

 

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The Robert Ames Alden Theatre
at the McLean Community Center
Temporary Administrative Offices: 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean Va. 22101
www.aldentheatre.org

 

Media Contact: Sabrina Anwah
Director of Communications
703-790-0123/TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
018-007

 

Audience Participation Is Required!
The Alden Presents a New, Free Quote-Along Movie Series

 

 

McLean, Va.—In the style of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” The Alden in McLean presents a whole series of “audience participation required” movies this fall. The movies will be shown with cues for when to shout out popular lines—but audience members are encouraged to “quote along” with all of their own favorites. Plus, with a $5 prop bag, participants can act out scenes, add to the environment and bring the fun to a whole new level.


The movies will be shown at the Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Admission to the show and popcorn are free. Prop bags for each show are available for $5 each and can be purchased at www.aldentheatre.org. Participants can bring their own non-alcoholic beverages, as well.

 

Back-to-School Quote-Along Movie
“Mean Girls” (PG-13)
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
Tina Fey’s 2004 high-school comedy has become an ultra-quotable classic. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Family Quote-Along Movie
“The Princess Bride” (PG)
Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
You already know the movie by heart, so join your friends for a night of nostalgia and interactive fun at this screening of the 1987 beloved adventure movie.

 

Randy Quote-Along Movie
“Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (PG-13)
Friday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
Yeah, baby! This James Bond spoof was so popular that it spawned two sequels and a whole bag full of quotes. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Holiday Family Quote-Along Movie
“Home Alone” (PG)
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m.
This movie about the adventures of an eight-year-old boy fending off some not-so-smart burglars by himself, is full of memorable one-liners.

 


About The Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.

 

 

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The Robert Ames Alden Theatre is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden Theatre is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

 

 

 

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
Administrative Offices: 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean Va. 22101
www.mcleancenter.org


Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
018-004

McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for September 2017

 


McLean, Va.—The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in September. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District One A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The Center’s 1234 Ingleside Ave. facility is closed for renovation; the locations and addresses for these activities are included in the descriptions.


The Old Firehouse Friday Night Trips
Dave & Buster’s
Friday, Sept. 8, 3:30-10 p.m.
$55/$45 MCC district residents
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101
On this trip for 7th- through 9th-graders, teens will have all access to Dave & Buster’s private dinner buffet and a $25 game card with unlimited arcade game play is included in the trip fee.

MCC Governing Board
Finance Committee Meeting of the Whole
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Open to the public
MCC Administrative Offices, 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va. 22101
Residents of Dranesville District 1-A are invited to attend a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, when the full MCC Governing Board will meet as a Finance Committee of the Whole to work on the details of the Center’s FY 2019 draft budget proposal.


The Old Firehouse Family Events
Family Fun Bingo
Friday, Sept. 15, 7–9 p.m.
$10/$5 MCC district residents
The Old Firehouse,1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101
Vertical, horizontal, diagonal or picture frame—whatever their strategy, families can join us for this fun-filled evening of bingo. Players can win prizes, play guessing games and enjoy light refreshments. Advance registration is required.


Clear the Clutter!
McLean Community Fall Garage Sale
Featuring the Kids’ Corner Sale
Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free Admission
1420 Beverly Rd., McLean, Va. 22101 (behind Staybridge Suites Hotel)

Find huge bargains at the first, biggest and best garage sale of the season. This year’s sale features a special Kids’ Corner area where children will sell their toys, clothes, games and other items. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

Presented by The Alden Theatre
John Eaton in Concert
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.
$20/$14 MCC district residents
Vinson Hall Auditorium, 6251 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va. 22101

Spectacular jazz pianist, brilliant historian and local legend John Eaton will perform a special concert of Great American Songbook tunes at Vinson Hall.


The Old Firehouse Teacher Workday Trip
Kings Dominion
Friday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m-6:30 p.m.
$80/$70 MCC district residents
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101

Kings Dominion has something for everyone to enjoy from record-fast roller coasters to musical dance shows and carnival games. Admission to the theme park is included in the fee.


Presented by The Alden Theatre
“The Princess Bride” (PG) Quote-Along Movie
Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
Admission and popcorn are free. Prop bags are $5 each.
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101

Join your friends for a night of nostalgia and interactive fun at this screening of “The Princess Bride,” the 1987 beloved adventure movie. Prop bags can be purchased in advance at www.aldentheatre.org.


MCC Governing Board
Public Hearing on FY 2019 Budget
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Open to the public
MCC Administrative Offices, 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va. 22101

The McLean Community Center Governing Board invites Dranesville tax district residents to attend a Public Hearing on MCC’s FY 2019 Budget, which will be held at the Center’s Administrative Offices at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The 2019 fiscal year runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Residents who would like to speak at the public hearing should call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to have their names added to the speakers’ list. The hearing will be immediately followed by the regular monthly board meeting for September.

 

The Old Firehouse
After 7 Dance Party
Friday, Sept. 29, 7–10 p.m.
Admission: $5
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101

For 7th-12th graders. Introducing After 7, a renewed and reimagined take on The Old Firehouse’s former Friday Night Dances. Teens can enjoy catered food and drinks while immersing themselves in music played by one of the most popular and well-respected DJs in the area.


Harvest Happenings
Saturday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Free admission
New Location! St. Luke’s School, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Va. 22101

For children ages 3-8. A fun and exciting day for the whole family is in store at this indoor-outdoor festival. Enjoy live entertainment, a petting zoo, crafts and games. All activities are free, except for the cost of purchasing pumpkins for crafts activities and food concessions.

 

 

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org. For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For The Alden Box Office, call 571-296-8385.
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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

 

 

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
Administrative Offices, 6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean VA 22101
www.mcleancenter.org

 

Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711


sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 28, 2017
018-002

 

McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for August 2017


McLean, Va.—The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in August. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District One A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The Center’s 1234 Ingleside Ave. facility is closed for renovation; the locations and addresses for these activities are included in the descriptions.

Summer Sundays Concerts in the Park
Big Bang Boom
Sunday, Aug. 6, 5 p.m.
McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va. 22101
It’s a kids’ takeover! Big Bang Boom’s live show is high-energy, and both parents and children find it hard to stay in their seats! From calling the kids on stage for the “SpongeBob Chorus” to the “Parents vs. Kids Hokey-Pokey Challenge,” Big Bang Boom has made certain that there is no sitting down at their fun and energetic show.


Old Firehouse Teen Center
27th Anniversary Block Party
Saturday, Aug. 19, 4-8 p.m.
1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101
Free admission

Come out and celebrate the Old Firehouse Center’s 27 years of serving the Greater McLean community. Activities include live music, air-brushed tattoos, street performances, an Old Firehouse Living History Exhibit, concessions and various amusements. Patrons can enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones while they last. Bring a bike to donate to Wheels to Africa, a youth-led nonprofit that collects bikes for children in need throughout Africa. A Bands for Bike concert will be held from 4-8 p.m.


Fall Class & Event Registration
Monday, Aug. 21, for MCC district residents
Monday, Aug. 28, for all others
MCC Registration Office, 6645 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va. 22101

This fall, the Center is offering a wide variety of classes, activities and events for infants through senior adults, providing a convenient and affordable continuing education resource for area residents. MCC tax district residents receive a discount on fees, as do seniors age 60 or older for classes that cost more than $50.


Back-to-School Quote-Along Movie
“Mean Girls” (PG-13)
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
at the Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
Admission and popcorn are free. Prop bags are $5 each. Supplies are limited.
The Alden begins a series of quote-along movies with a back-to-school viewing of “Mean Girls.” Tina Fey’s 2004 high-school comedy has become an ultra-quotable classic. All ages are welcome, but parental discretion is advised.


For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org. For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For The Alden Box Office, call 571-296-8385.
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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
Administrative Offices : 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean VA 22101
www.mcleancenter.org

 

Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711
sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
018-003

 

Two Meetings Set for McLean Community Center’s FY 2019 Budget
Dranesville District Residents Encouraged to Attend or Submit Comments


                    
McLean, VA — The McLean Community Center (MCC) Governing Board is holding two meetings in September to discuss and develop the Center’s fiscal year 2019 budget. Residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville are invited to attend these meetings and to submit suggestions and/or comments. The first meeting, the Finance Committee Meeting of the Whole, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The second meeting, a Public Hearing on the FY 2019 Budget, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The Center’s temporary administrative offices are located at 6631 Old Dominion Dr.

 

The FY 2019 budget year begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019. MCC is supported by a 2.3 cents real estate tax surcharge paid by residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville. At the Finance Committee Meeting of the Whole, chaired by MCC Governing Board Treasurer Merrily Pierce, the full board will work on the FY 2019 budget. Each Board committee evaluates MCC departmental budget proposals on continuing and new programs, as well as the facilities and management of the Center. The departmental and consolidated budget proposals will include a review of FY 2017 year-end actuals, the current year’s budget (FY 2018) and new proposals for FY 2019. The preliminary consolidated budget that will be approved at the September 27 meeting will be posted on the MCC website, www.mcleancenter.org, by Monday, Sept. 18, a week before the public hearing.

 

The FY 2019 Budget Public Hearing will give residents another opportunity to review and comment on the Center’s FY 2019 budget. District residents who wish to speak at the public hearing are asked to call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to have their names placed on a speakers’ list. In addition, written comments may be sent to the Governing Board by mail (address to: McLean Community Center, 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean VA 22101), fax (703-653-9435) or email Executive Director George Sachs at george.sachs@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

Copies of the proposed budget will be available at the Center’s reception desk, on the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org and at both public meetings. Residents who call the Center to announce their intentions to attend the work session will receive a budget package when they arrive.

 

In addition to these meetings, residents are invited to attend MCC board committees’ budget planning meetings in August and early September. The dates and times of those meetings will be posted on the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org.

 

Residents may continue to submit written comments after the public hearing through Monday, Oct. 23. The Board will approve the FY19 budget when it meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The final budget will be approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in spring 2018.

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the Center’s website, http://ow.ly/LARk30eCLag


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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.
To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

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Admimistrative Offices Phone: 703-790-0123 TTY: 711 Fax: 703-556-0547
Registration Office Phone: 703-744-9365 TTY: 711 Fax: 703-653-9435

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