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McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for October 2020

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in October. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, many Center programs and events have been adjusted to virtual online or in-person, socially distanced formats. Please check the Center's website, www.mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Sponsored by The Alden

American Shakespeare Center on (Virtual) Tour
Live from the Blackfriars Playhouse
“Twelfth Night”
Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Live music at 7:15 p.m.; includes a post-show chat with the actors
Tickets: $15/$10 MCC district residents
Alden audiences have an exclusive front-row seat to Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. They will get to watch the show as it’s performed live in front of a socially distanced audience, plus an ASC education staff member will text chat messages throughout the performance, answering questions and providing insights.

 

Sponsored by The Alden
The Unruly Theatre Project’s Virtual Improv Show
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Free; registration is required.
Join (the) Unruly Theatre Project’s virtual fall improv show from the comfort of your couch! Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UTPFallShows. A Zoom link and password for the show will only be emailed to those who register for it.

 

The Old Firehouse
Virtual Family Fun Trivia Night
Friday, Oct. 23, 7–9 p.m.
$5 per family; registration is required.
Gather the whole family around the computer or tablet and get ready for some socially distant trivia. Prizes for winning teams.

The Old Firehouse
House of Terror and Family Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m.
$2 per person; registration is required.
The Old Firehouse is hosting its first haunted experience. OFC’s House of Terror will transform the teen center into the best Halloween experience in McLean. If the haunted experience is not for you and your little ones want to be a part of the Halloween spirit, feel free to attend OFC’s Trunk or Treat, a great safe alternative to trick or treating.

Wine Down the Fall—A Wine Tasting Experience at Home
Virtual: McLean Uncorked
Sunday, Oct. 25, 5-6 p.m.
Free; registration is required.
Enjoy a true wine experience, one sip at a time, connecting with wonderful wines and fellow wine lovers. Unique wines will be available to pre-purchase by registrants at Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean. For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! A wine expert will lead this session and explore various aspects of the art of wine including terroir, production, grape varietals, structure, food/wine interaction, pairing and much more. Participants must purchase wine separately.

Sponsored by The Alden
The Unruly Theatre Project’s Virtual Improv Show
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Free; registration is required
Join (the) Unruly Theatre Project’s virtual fall improv show from the comfort of your couch! Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UTPFallShows. A Zoom link and password for the show will only be emailed to those who register for it.

MCC Governing Board
Monthly Board Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
All Governing Board meetings are open to the public.
Tax district residents (Small District One A-Dranesville) 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.

The Old Firehouse (OFC)
Spooky Virtual Family Bingo
Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
$5 per device; registration is required.
Join OFC on a Zoom call and enjoy an evening of fun and prizes. Families are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes for the video call. Prizes will be awarded to the winner(s) of each round of bingo and the family with the best costume(s) as voted by OFC staff will win a prize.

To register or for more information, call MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 or visit: www.mcleancenter.org . To purchase tickets for The Alden performances or events, visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call the Box Office at 571-296-8385. To register for Old Firehouse events, visit: www.oldfirehouse.org or call 703-448-8336, TTY: 711.