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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

Monday, April 24, 2017

017-035

 

McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for May 2017

 

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

 

Jammin’ Juniors Concert

Peter McCory

Wednesday, May 2, 12:30 p.m. McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va. 22101 Free admission

Peter McCory is the Washington, D.C. area’s “One-Man Band for Kids and Families!” Since 1996, he’s been playing music kids and parents love—lively, upbeat renditions of familiar songs, folk songs, novelty numbers and his own award-winning original music for kids.

 

Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader Party

The Glow Party Friday,

May 5, 7-9 p.m. $35/$25 MCC district residents. Advance registration is highly recommended. Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101

The Old Firehouse hosts parties for 5th and 6th Graders. These always sold-out, themed and decorated 5th and 6th grader parties include music, dancing, games, free catered food, videos and various attractions. Tickets will not be mailed; staff will check names at the door. A parent/guardian (age 18 or older) must check a child in and out of the Old Firehouse.

 

Summer Class & Event Registration

Monday, May 8, for MCC district residents

Monday, May 15, for all others Registration Office, 6645 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va. 22101

This summer, the Center is offering a wide variety of classes and camps 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 are more than $50.

 

Jammin’ Juniors Concert

Two of a Kind

Wednesday, May 10, 12:30 p.m. McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va. 22101 Free admission An award-winning husband-wife duo, Two of a Kind presents concerts for families and children of all ages, including songs, puppets, movement and stories—all with an emphasis on interaction and participation.

 

Old Firehouse Friday Night Trips

Dave & Buster’s

Friday, May 12, 3:30-10 p.m. $45/$35 MCC district residents Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101

Join the Old Firehouse staff at Dave & Buster’s to play games, win prizes and have fun! Dinner and a $20 game card with unlimited arcade game play are included in the fee. Bring additional money for extra game credits as desired.

 

Governing Board Elections

End of Absentee Voting

Wednesday, May 17, 5 p.m.

Absentee voting affidavits and ballots for the 2017 MCC Governing Board Elections must be returned to one of three MCC locations by 5 p.m. to be counted. The three sites are: Administrative Offices, 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va. 22101; Class Program/Registration Office, 6645 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va. 22101; and The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101. Questions? Call the Center at 703-744-9363/TTY: 711.

 

It’s the Place to Be!

McLean Day 2017

Saturday, May 20

Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Governing Board Elections: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101 Join the fun! Bring the family and enjoy McLean’s biggest annual event. This event draws approximately 13,000 patrons throughout the day. Vote for your favorite MCC Board candidate, Enjoy the free live entertainment, exhibitors, sponsors, food trucks, large and small carnival rides, amusements, games and more.

 

Jammin’ Juniors Concert

Farmer Jason

Wednesday, May 24, 12:30 p.m. McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va. 22101 Free admission Farmer Jason is the brainchild of rock music legend Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers. In 2002, he created Farmer Jason to educate and entertain children about farm life and the wonders of nature. The character is based on his own farming background and love of the great outdoors.

 

MCC Governing Board Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.

MCC Administrative Offices, 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Va. 22101 All meetings of the Governing Board are open to the public. Tax district residents (Dranesville District-1A) who wish to speak during the “Citizen Comment” portion of the meeting are asked to call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 to be placed on the agenda.

 

Closing Notice

Memorial Day Monday, May 29

MCC and the Old Firehouse will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 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 Theatre 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

Temporary Office Address: 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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

017-044

 

McLean Community Center’s 2017-2018 Governing Board Election Results; New Board Members Appointed by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

 

06/7/17, McLean, VA—Five McLean tax district residents have won seats on the McLean Community Center’s 2017-2018 Governing Board. The election was held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the McLean Day 2017 festival at Lewinsville Park.

 

The League of Women Voters acted as tellers. MCC Governing Board Elections & Nominations Committee Chair Merilee Pierce certified the results to Dranesville District Supervisor John W. Foust. Foust presented the successful candidates’ names to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) at its meeting on Tuesday, June 6, at which time the BOS approved a motion to appoint the new members to the MCC Governing Board. Successful candidates will take their seats on the MCC Governing Board at its meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7.

 

Total Ballots Cast                

                                        Absentee Voters         McLean Day Voters               Total Voters

Total Adult Voters:                 153                              398                              551

Youth Voters-Langley                  3                                21                               24

Youth Voters-McLean                  5                              108                              113

Total Youth Voters:                     8                              129                              137

Total All Voters:                     161                              527                              688

 

Individual Votes for Adult Candidates

 

Candidate (in alphabetical order)        Absentee/In-Person             Total Votes    

Cecelia Duran                                                  31/118                         149

Elizabeth John                                                 60/141                          201

Raj Mehra                                                        36/164                         200

Brittany R. Oates                                                18/48                           66

Alicia Plerhoples                                             100/236                         336

Julia Waters                                                      98/241                         339

Write-Ins                                                              1/10                           11

Total Adult Votes                                           344/958                       1302

 

Individual Votes for Youth Candidates

Langley High School Area Representative            

Candidate (in alphabetical order)      Absentee/In-Person               Total Votes    

Alex Camus                                                      5/56                             61

Brian Kim                                                          1/55                             56

Write-Ins                                                             0/1                               1

Total Langley Votes                                         6/112                           118

 

McLean High School Area Representative

 

Candidate (in alphabetical order)      Absentee/In-Person                           Total Votes    

Caroline Brunner                                                    4/70                                     74

Nolan Fitzsimmons                                                 1/15                                     16

Nikhil Jivan                                                               1/1                                       2

Emily Simons                                                          1/39                                     40

Total McLean Votes                                               7/126                                   133

Total Youth Votes                                                13/238                                   251

Total Votes Cast                                             357/1196                                 1553

                           

The MCC Election and Nominations Committee certified the winners as:

Adults, three-year terms: Julie Waters, Alicia Plerhoples and Elizabeth John.

Youth, one-year term – Langley High School area: Alex Camus.

Youth, one-year term – McLean High School area: Caroline Brunner.

 

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org.

 

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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

Temporary Office Address: 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean Va. 22101

www.mcleancenter.org

 

Contact: Sabrina Anwah

Director of Communications

703-790-0123, TTY: 711

sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov

 

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Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust leads incoming MCC Board members as they take the pledge.

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Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust signs the pledge.

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(From left) MCC Governing Board members Laurelie Wallace (Chair), Kat Kehoe, Caroline Brunner, Elizabeth John, Alex Camus, Merrily Pierce, Paul Kohlenberger, Alicia Plerhoples, Jen Rosmann, Julie Waters and Desi Woltman with Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust (center) following the pledge signing ceremony.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

017-045

 

McLean Community Center’s 2017-2018 Governing Board Takes Pledge of Service anD Begins Business

 

06/9/17, McLean, VA—Members of the incoming McLean Community Center Governing Board met for the first time on Wednesday, June 7, and elected officers for the 2017-2018 Board year. The Center is one of only two Fairfax County community centers funded by residents of a special tax district. Its Ingleside Ave. facility is currently under renovation. Temporary administrative offices are located at 6631 Old Dominion Dr.   

Supervisor John W. Foust led all members of the board as they took a first-ever annual pledge of service, which was followed by a pledge signing ceremony. Members pledged to support the mission of the Center and Executive Director George Sachs and to comply with applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Fairfax County Ordinances, among other tenents.

 

The new board then held its first meeting and elected officers by acclamation for the year. Laurelie Wallace was re-elected chair of the board for a second year; Paul Kohlenberger was elected vice-chair. Desi Woltman was elected secretary, and Merrily Pierce was elected treasurer.

 

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org.

 

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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

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

Monday, May 8, 2017

017-042

 

McLean Day — What You Need to Know Before You Go

 

McLean, Va. — Before bundling up the family and heading to Lewinsville Park for McLean Day, here’s a breakdown of what festival attendees can expect. Produced by the McLean Community Center (MCC), the festival will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd. Admission is free.

 

Something Old and Something New

Now in its 102nd year, McLean Day began in 1915 when the McLean School and Civic League sponsored a festival to raise funds for school and community projects. Throughout the years, various community organizations kept it going, until MCC began producing it in the mid-1970s, and moved it to its current home at Lewinsville Park in 1988. Community support for McLean Day is as strong today and it was when it began.

 

McLean Day is Election Day

Twelve Dranesville District 1A residents are running for seats on MCC’s 2017-2018 Governing Board. Six adults are vying for three adult seats and six teens are vying for two student seats (one for Langley High School and one for McLean High School) on the 11-member board. The election will be held at the park from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Only district residents may cast votes. Absentee voting is available through Wednesday, May 17. Voting instructions and candidate information are available online at the Center’s website: www.mcleancenter.org

 

Rides and More Amusements

The Zipper, Full Tilt and Pharaoh’s Fury are just a few of the popular large amusement rides that can be enjoyed at McLean Day. Younger children can enjoy a “Kids’ Way” area that features ticketed rides especially for them. There will also be several free games and activities all over the park, including laser tag, Bubble Ball, tennis clinics, a rock climbing wall, balloon animals and Squeals on Wheels Petting Zoo.

 

For the Foodies

Food vendors Red Hook Lobster Pound, the Rotary Club of McLean, Crepe Love, The Big Cheese, Oasis Concessions and newcomer Ricksha Streetside Indian, will offer a wide variety of international flavors, such as Maine Lobster Rolls, sweet and savory crepes, Chicken Curry, along with the traditional hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes, cotton candy and lemonade everyone loves. Two large covered tents with picnic tables are conveniently located close to food vendors. Three ATM machines will be onsite.

 

Stage Entertainment Abounds

McLean Day now has two stages for entertainment—which means there is something for everyone! Burke & Herbert Bank is the presenting sponsor for the Main Stage whose performers include the U.S. Navy Band’s Country Current, Capital Blend, Furia Flamenca and Four Star Combo. The Children’s Stage will have performances by Step Afrika!, Robbie Schaefer, Synetic Theatre and Joy of Dance. The McLean Citizens Association Teen Award will be presented at 3 p.m.

 

Parking and Free Shuttle Service

Parking is not available at Lewinsville Park on the day of the festival, so MCC strongly encourages participants to use its free shuttle service. Starting at 10:15 a.m. and running through 6 p.m., shuttle buses will run from the park to three satellite parking sites: McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Rd.; Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd.; and Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Rd.

 

Let’s All Have Fun

Alcohol, balloons, cigarettes and other controlled substances are not permitted on the park grounds. Political candidates and other vendors must contain their activities to their assigned booths. Soliciting is not allowed on the grounds of the park during McLean Day. Patrons are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activities to Center staff and Police and Fire personnel.

 

For festival updates, driving directions, shuttle bus stop locations and a festival area map, visit: www.mcleancenter.org/special-events or call the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 711. The Center’s telephone will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the festival.

 

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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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