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MCC in the News

March 2021

Monday Morning Notes: Deadline Approaching for McLean Community Center Governing Board Candidates

(Tysons Reporter, March 8)

Weekly Planner: The Amazing Joshua Holden, Teen Job Fair, and Arnaud Sussmann

(Tysons Reporter, March 8)

McLean Community Center and Police Station Among Possible Sites for Solar Panels

(Tysons Reporter, March 5)

Weekly Planner: The Fast and the Flavorful, Capital Harmonia Choral Festival, and Christian Lopez (includes Unruly Theatre Auditions)

(Tysons Reporter, March 1)

February 2021

These Are The Best Things To Do In NoVA In March (includes The Glow Party)

(Northern Virginia Magazine, February 26)

A Day In The Life Of A Trainer: Katie Culligan
(Northern Virginia Magazine, February 2)
Weekly Planner: Space Innovation, Magic Shows, and McLean Uncorked
(Tysons Reporter, February 1)
Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Feb. 1–7

(BuzzFeed News, February 1)

January 2021

McLean Center Director George Sachs Set to Retire
(Falls Church News-Press, January 26)
McLean Community Center to host online health fair

(The Connection, January 21)
McLean Community Center Seeks Candidates for Governing Board
(The Connection, January 19)
Retiring MCC chief aims to help eventual successor settle in

(Tysons Reporter, January 13)
Keep Your 2021 Wellness Goals with This Upcoming Virtual Health Fair in McLean
(Northern Virginia Magazine, January 12)
MCC Governing Board election season to kick off

(Tysons Reporter, January 12)
For MCC Executive Director, Retirement Is on the Horizon (PDF)

(Sun Gazette, January 8-10)
McLean Community Center Executive Director Announces Retirement
(Tysons Reporter, January 8)
McLean Community Center Moves Annual MLK Day Celebration Online

(Tysons Reporter, January 5)

MCC’s 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes virtual with three events

(The Connection, January 5)

December 2020

MCC to host multiple events in commemoration of King holiday

(InsideNOVA, December 28)

DC area entertainment venues likely to see dedicated funding in relief bill

(FOX 5 DC, December 23)

McLean Community Center Seeks New Executive Director

(Tysons Reporter, December 22)

McLean Community Center finds new way to celebrate the season

(Sun Gazette Newspapers, December 21)

November 2020

Shop For Homemade And Artisanal Goods At These Craft Fairs And Holiday Markets (Includes the MCC Crafts Show)

(Northern Virginia Magazine, November 12)

Patrons pining for in-person performance are now finding it by the carload

(DC Metro Theater Arts, November 8)

McLean Community Center Celebrates Small Event Successes Amid Pandemic

(Tysons Reporter, November 2)

October 2020

"House of Terror" Serves up Chills, Thrills

(InsideNova, October 25)

Actors Pivot to Drive-Thru Performances

(Fox 5 DC, October 24)

9 Virtual And IRL Things To Do In D.C. This Weekend

(DCist, October 22)

Enjoy more of the Sun Gazette's OFC House of Terror photos here:

(InsideNova, October 21)

A Frightfully Fun Time Is Promised at ‘House of Terror’ Event in McLean

(Sun Gazette, October 21)

Old Firehouse Center in McLean to Host ‘Trunk or Treat’ This Weekend
(Tysons Reporter, October 19)

2020 Halloween Events For The Family Around McLean

(Patch McLean, October 19)
McLean Community Center undergoes extensive sanitizing

(InsideNova, October 7)

McLean Activist and County Leader Dies (Lilla Richards)

(The Connection, October 7)

The McLean Community Center Contracts Purifi, LLC for Biopurification Services

(Tysons Today, October 2)

September 2020

Former Dranesville supervisor Lilla Richards dies at 81

(InsideNova, September 29)

McLean Teen Program Offers In-Person Supervision of Virtual School
(Tysons Reporter, September 29)
McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for October 2020

(Tysons Today, September 28)

Old Firehouse in McLean to offer support for distance-learning students

(InsideNova, September 25)

MCC budget plan anticipates a return to (mostly) normal

(InsideNova, September 22)

McLean Community Center’s McLean Pet Fest will be held virtually 

(Tysons Today, September 17)

'America is going to fall in love': Local dance instructors prepare Vernon Davis for DWTS

(WJLA7, September 14)

8 Family-Friendly Events To Attend This Weekend (includes Drive-Thru Drama)
(Northern Virginia Mag, September 9)

Tickets on Sale for Alden Drive-Thru Drama in McLean
(The Connection, September 9)

McLean Board Holds Finance Meeting
(Falls Church News-Press, September 8)

August 2020

Alden Theatre’s new Drive-Thru is a family-friendly mystery
(DC Metro Theater Arts, August 30)

McLean Community Center to present another ‘drive-thru drama’
(InsideNova, August 20)

The Alden’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ Returning With High School Mystery
(Tysons Reporter, August 14)

MCC to host online hearings on budget priorities
(InsideNova, August 12)

Acting Like Adults (feature article on Unruly Theatre Project)

(Elan Magazine, August)


July 2020

Drive-thru Drama Performed in McLean

(Connection Newspapers, July 7)


June 2020

McLean Community Center’s Super Summer Scavenger Hunt Begins In July

(Northern Virginia Magazine, June 30)

McLean Community Center’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ maps out a new route for live theater

(Washington Post, June 30)

McLean Center Starts Scavenger Hunt on July 1

(Falls Church News Press, June 26)

People & Places, Week of June 26 (includes an article on Drive-Thru Drama)

(Fairfax County Times, June 26)

Alden Theatre’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ offers family-friendly joy

(DC Metro Theater Arts, June 25)

Seeking Summer Fun? Sign Up for MCC’s Super Summer Scavenger Hunt

(Fairfax County Times, June 23)

When There Isn’t a Bad Seat in the House (Because It’s a Car)

(American Theatre, June 22)

Students share honors in McLean performing-arts competition

(InsideNova, June 13)

Local Students Win Performing Arts Scholarships

(Falls Church News Press, June 10)

Teen Character Awards 3 (Former MCC Board Member Megan Markwart Among Awardees)

(InsideNova, June 9)

The Alden in McLean to host drive-thru drama performances

(Northern Virginia Magazine, June 2)

The Alden in McLean Announces ‘Drive-Thru Drama’

(Viva Tysons, June 1)


May 2020

The Alden in McLean Announces ‘Drive-Thru Drama’

(Connection Newspapers, May 19)

Local theater troupes get creative during panedmic

(InsideNova, May 4)


April 2020

Viewpoints: Life in McLean in the Time of COVID-19

(Connection Newspapers, April 14)


March 2020

McLean Community Center Cancels McLean Day, Other Activities

(Tysons Reporter, March 26)

MCC Governing Board race draws boatload of youth candidates

(InsideNova, March 23)

Deadline for McLean Center’s Elections March 13

(Falls Church News Press, March 10)


February 2020

Poet Nikki Giovanni to speak at The Alden in McLean Community Center

(Connection Newspapers, February 18)


January 2020

These are the 19 best things to do around NoVA in February

(Northern Virginia Magazine, January 31)

McLean group aims to build art center at Clemyjontri Park

(McLean Connection, January 29)

McLean Community Center Seeks Governing Board Candidates 

(McLean Connection, January 20)

Deadline approaches for McLean arts-scholarship program

(InsideNova, January 21)

Be Fit McLean Event Debuts In January

(Patch McLean, January 15)

Alden Theatre presents “We Shall Overcome” performance Jan. 30.

(Connection Newspapers, January 14)

10 ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in NoVA

(Northern Virginia Magazine, January 14)

Applications for annual performing arts scholarship now open

(Northern Virginia Magazine, January 10)

3 Events To Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday In McLean

(Patch McLean, January 8)

The Unruly Theatre Project at Bards Alley

(Patch Vienna, January 10)

Viva Extraordinary Teen Award

(Viva Tysons, January/February Issue)

MCC details plans for celebrating legacy of Dr. King

(InsideNova, January 8)

McLean Community Center Awarded for Website Redesign 

(Falls Church News Press, January 8)