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Closing Notice: The McLean Community Center and the Old Firehouse Center will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.   

Okee Dokee snowMcLean, Va. (2/4/19) — The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in February. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

Presented by The Alden
John Eaton in Concert
“Jazz, Blues and Broadway”
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.
$30/$20 MCC district residents
John Eaton is a local legend: spectacular jazz pianist, brilliant historian and quite funny to boot! Join The Alden for an afternoon of Great American Songbook tunes. “Pianist John Eaton practices a special kind of alchemy. He takes the familiar and makes it fresh, renders the old new and exciting. It’s no easy trick, but Eaton is a master at it...” —The Washington Post

Presented by The Alden
Movies for Kids and Families
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m.
In the Community Hall
Free admission
Families are invited to come, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the “new Disney Classics” that were made popular during the 1990s.


Closing Notice
George Washington’s Day
Monday, Feb. 18
The McLean Community Center and the Old Firehouse will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of the George Washington’s Day holiday. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Presented by The Alden
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Saturday, Feb. 23
Three show times: 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
$20/$15 MCC district residents
As childhood friends growing up in Denver, Colo., Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as the Grammy® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music and hope that it will inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. “Like the great Woody Guthrie, they’ve tapped into that magic quality of folk music to bridge the age gap and connect listeners young and old with their universal message.” – UTNE Reader

Presented by The Alden
Midday Movies: Foreign-Language Films*
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m.
In The Alden Theatre
Free admission
Come enjoy foreign films selected by The Alden staff, then stay after for a discussion backstage in The Alden’s green room. All movies are shown in the original language with English subtitles.  *These movies are chosen for adult audiences and may contain mature content, language and themes.

Passport Series Cultural Dine-Around Experience
Taberna Del Alabardero, Washington, D.C.
Featuring Spanish cuisine, wine and live Flamenco dancing
Saturday, Feb. 23, 4:45–10 p.m.
$105 per person
Travel over the border to Washington, D.C. and delight your senses at a international culinary experience to Spain—no passport required. Enjoy dinner, wine pairing and live entertainment without the hassle of reservations, traffic or parking! Price includes transportation from MCC, dinner, wine tasting and live entertainment. Must be 21 years old or older to participate.

Perspectives Speaker Series
Presented by The Alden in partnership with the Fairfax County Public Library
Meet Author Walter Mosley
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.
Free. Preregistration required.
Meet Walter Mosley, author of the Easy Rawlins (Devil in a Blue Dress) and Leonid McGill (The Long Fall) series. Mosley will discuss these characters in his talk “From Generation to Generation: Stories of Fathers and Sons.” An NAACP Image Award-winning writer of mysteries and crime fiction, in 2016 Mosley was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America (Edgar Award). Books available for sale and signing.


For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For The Alden Box Office, call 703-790-9223.