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Monday, March 5, 2018 

Think spring and come along with us to visit the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, where scents, sounds and extraordinary floral displays will delight our senses. The theme this year is “Wonders of Water,” which will be so much more than just waterfalls and fountains (video). This year, the design teams will stretch the imagination and bring creativity to a whole new level by incorporating water into more than 10 acres of landscapes and fanciful aquatic blooms.

 

Lunch will be on your own. You can sample from the plentiful food vendors at the Convention Center or those located across the street at the historic Reading Terminal Market where the vast selections range from the iconic Philly Cheese Steaks to homebaked Amish goodies.

As in years past, garden shoppers will be thrilled with the over 180 vendors offering everything from garden furniture to unique plants and flowers. Horticulture, artistic and culinary lectures and demonstrations by world-class experts are all free to show visitors.

Sign up early! This day trip fills up quickly.PHS2017

Activity No. 7005.318

$137 per person/$132 MCC district residents, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, tickets to the flower show, a morning snack and a driver’s tip. Pick-Up/Drop-Off location: Spring Hill RECenter, 1239 Spring Hill Rd. McLean, Va. 22101. Arrive at 6:45 a.m. Bus leaves promptly at 7 a.m. Tour returns at approximately 8 p.m. Please make check payable to Excursionaire. Questions? Contact Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040 or cyronfam@aol.com.

Online registration is not available for tours and day trips. Please contact the registrar at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711, for registration options

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Friday, March 9, 3:30-10 p.m.
Activity No: 5305.318
$55/$45 MCC district residents
An OFTC Participant Contract is required.

This indoor facility is one of the most unique trampoline parks (with a ninja warrior course) in the area. With the opportunity for casual jumping, testing your bouncing dodgeball skills or practicing your ninja abilities, Rebounderz has something for everyone. We will get some lunch before watching one of the newest blockbuster movies. A signed waiver is required by Rebounderz for participation. Lunch, movie tickets and admission are included. Appropriate exercise clothing required. Bring money for additional snacks as desired.

Monday, April 2, 8 a.m-8 p.m.
Activity No: 8406.318
$80/$70 MCC district residents
An OFTC Participant Contract is required.

Are you a thrill seeker? Do you like to be entertained? Do you love Snoopy? If you answered yes to one, two or all three, then Kings Dominion is for you! 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. Bring $20 for lunch and additional money for snacks, games and shops.

btn buy ticketsFord’s Theatre
“The Wiz”
Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m.
$270/$205 MCC tax district residents.*

Ease on down the road to Ford’s Theatre to catch the Motown version of “The Wizard of Oz.” We’ll enjoy a scrumptious brunch at Cedar Restaurant and be joined by a musical theatre expert who will talk about the history of “The Wiz,” its evolution from an all-white musical to an all-black classic and its role in African American theatre and culture. This musical is family friendly and recommended for ages 9 and older. As part of the VIP Experience, The Alden staff will give an overview of audience etiquette and prepare our younger participants for a theatrical experience.

* Includes, round-trip transportation from McLean, a ticket to “The Wiz,” brunch and non-alcoholic beverages at Cedar, and exclusive time with a guest from the arts industry. Registration deadline is Monday, March 5.

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Monday, April 16
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
$70/$60 MCC district residents
Activity No. 8407.318
An OFTC Participant Contract is required.

Enter a chocolate utopia at Hershey’s Chocolate World as we create our own Hershey Bar, enter the taste-test lab and try to solve the 4D Chocolate Mystery. Admission to all activities and chartered transportation are included in the fee. Please bring $20 for lunch and additional money for snacks and souvenirs as desired.

Friday, April 27, 3:30-11:30 p.m.
Activity No: 5306.318
$55/$45 MCC district residents
An OFTC Participant Contract is required.

Come with us as we take in extraordinary views of Washington D.C. on the Capital Wheel, expand our culinary minds with dinner and discover much more! Admissions and dinner are included in the fee. Bring additional money for snacks or souvenirs as desired.

btn buy ticketsOpening Night of the Washington National Opera’s
“The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini
Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m.
$435/$335 MCC tax district residents.*

Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! Rossini’s effervescent comedy sweeps onto the Kennedy Center stage with some of the hottest talent around. Your Alden staff hosts for the evening have opera experience both onstage and off. We’ll enjoy a three-course dinner at The Roof Terrace (alcoholic beverages not included) with special guest artists from the Washington National Opera. Please note that while formal attire is not required, because this performance is opening night, guests are welcome to wear their finest or most creative clothing.

* Includes round-trip transportation from McLean, a ticket to “The Barber of Seville” in the orchestra section of the Kennedy Center Opera House, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and an intimate conversation with members of the Washington National Opera musical staff. Registration deadline is Thursday, March 22.

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Itinerary

4:30 p.m., Dolley Madison Library — Meet Sarah Schallern, The Alden’s Performing Arts Director, and Jennifer Garrett, The Alden’s Technical Director, to board private transportation to the Kennedy Center.

4:35 p.m.
— Off we go to the Kennedy Center! During the journey we’ll get to know one another, and Jennifer and Sarah will tell you a little about their backgrounds, what they do at The Alden, and give you some insight into “The Barber of Seville” and what it’s like working on an opera. Jennifer has worked on operas in technical capacities and Sarah is a former opera singer and stage director.

5 p.m.
— The group arrives at the Kennedy Center’s Rooftop Terrace Restaurant for a fine meal and excellent company. Guests from the Washington National Opera’s musical staff and young artists program will join us, give you even more information about WNO, “Barber,” and what it’s like to be a professional musician.

6:30 p.m.
— We will wrap up dinner, enjoy the view of the tidal basin from the iconic Kennedy Center terrace, and make our way down to the opera house for the performance.

6:50 p.m.
— Our group will gather in front of President Kennedy’s bust to admire the well-heeled crowd before taking our seats in the orchestra section.

7-10 p.m.
— Performance of “The Barber of Seville.” There will be at least one intermission.

10:20 p.m.
— We’ll board the coach back to McLean. Jennifer and Sarah will lead a post-performance discussion on our way.

10:50 p.m.
— Return to Dolley Madison Library.

Friday, May 25, 3:30-10:00 p.m.
Activity No: 5307.318
$40/$30 MCC district residents
An OFTC Participant Contract is required.

Enjoy an evening of dining and entertainment at the Village at Leesburg. Join the Old Firehouse for dinner. Afterwards, experience watching a film in Cobb Theaters’ one-of-a-kind, D-Box seats that move with the action. Movie tickets and dinner are included. Bring additional money for concessions as desired.

Sunday, Sept. 23 through Wednesday, Sept. 26
Activity No. 7001.218

Plan now to join McLean Traveler for a trip that promises to be the highlight of Fall 2018! Our group will be staying at the renowned Beekman Arms Hotel in historic Rhinebeck, New York. We will enjoy guided tours of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s home, Eleanor Roosevelt’s retreat, Val Kill, the Vanderbilt Mansion and the gilded home of Ogden and Ruth Mills. Dining will be at the Culinary Institute of America and at several noted restaurants in the Hudson River Valley area. A boat ride on the Hudson River and much more promises to make this the best tour of the season.

Look for more details in the MCC Summer 2018 Program Guide.

Questions? Contact Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040 or cyronfam@aol.com, to be placed on the group list.

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