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Live Launch: Saturday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.

View full event below through Friday, April 17
 

The Be Fit McLean health fair is back! This event offers valuable information on a variety of health issues and preventive practices. Learn how to better manage your mental and physical wellness. Health experts and wellness-related exhibitors offer up-to-date information on such topics as stress management, work-life balance, happiness, nutrition and much more.


Saturday, Feb. 27—Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Free; registration is required.
Activity No. 1600.321

Interested in reading some of your favorite books or diving into new genres? Come be a part of the McLean Community Center book club. This great program will allow you to discuss books monthly in a group setting. Expand your knowledge. Meet great people. Make great memories.

Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.–noon
Free admission; preregistration recommended.

Register here: 2001.321

Note: This event is limited to McLean residents who reside in Small Tax District 1A—Dranesville.


This drive-through, outdoor, environmental action event provides a convenient way for McLean residents to better the planet. Several local community businesses and organizations will provide four key facets of environmental health in the spirit of shredding, reusing, recycling and planting.

 

Earth friendly opportunities include:

  • Paper shredding provided by ShredInstead. Limited to personal use only up to 5 full copy/bankers boxes.
    Paint recycling provided by Yuck Old Paint. Residents may bring old cans of oil or latex based paint. Limited to 10 cans per family. Note: Yuck Old Paint reserves the right NOT to accept containers without labels.
    Bulk/Household Items accepted by College Hunks Hauling Junk. College Hunks Hauling Junk will accept bulk or household items (furniture, clothing, school supplies, technology). The company has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill to reuse and recycle donated bulk/household items.
  • • Compost. Veteran Compost will collect the following compostable materials: All food, paper towels, paper napkins, paper towel and toilet paper rolls (the cardboard part), compostable food containers, compostable flatware, dinnerware, plates and cups. Any flatware, dinnerware, plate or cup that is clearly marked as compostable, produce or storage bags that are marked as compostable, coffee grounds, coffee filters, tea bags (including the staples and strings).
  • Bike donations provided by Wheels to Africa. Wheels of Africa will collect used bicycles to help under-resourced communities in Africa and America.
    Tree saplings donated by Bartlett Tree Experts. Pollinator Seed Packets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 250 cars.

 

MCC Governing Board Elections: The drive-through event will include a voting opportunity for McLean Tax District 1A residents to vote for their favorite MCC Governing Board candidate. Ballots may be picked up on site and dropped off by May 15th. Participation in the recycling event is not required to receive a ballot.

Now Available Online.

 

The McLean Community Center invites you to the McLean Uncorked wine tasting series. For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! This virtual series featuring local wine experts is now available recorded online for you to host your own tasting experience. Gather with friends and family and enjoy this fun, virtual, series online.


Part 1
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Doug House of Chain Bridge Wine Cellars presents the following wines. Click here to view the video.
• Romuald Petit Bourgogne Blanc
• Heron Chardonnay Mendocino
• Fleur Haut Gaussens – Bordeaux
• Andeluna Malbec Raices

 

Part 2
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020
Jon Wiant of The Wine Outlet in McLean presents the following wines. Click here to view the video.
• Lovisolo Brut Rose
• Mokoroa Sauvignon Blanc
• CabaneCores du Rhone
• Cagnulari Isola dei Nuraghi,

 

Part 3
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
John Coleman of Balducci's Food Lover’s Market presents the following wines. Click here to view the video.
• Balducci's Asolo Prosecco
• Balducci's Sauvignon Blanc Curico Valley 2020
• Balducci's Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard 2016
• Balducci's Cabernet Sauvignon California 2018

Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915
McLean Day 2021

Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free admission

 

New! McLean’s favorite annual event is celebrating our hometown in a different way this year! Check this space closer to the event date for up-and-coming information. Due to Covid-19, event details may change.

 

Exhibitors, please check the Exhibitor Page to apply.

Saturday, Dec. 5 & Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.

The virtual 2020 McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival has concluded; however, you can still view the show, relive the fun and shop unique gifts from wonderful vendors!  Enjoy both days of our recorded content now through February 14, 2021.

 

Founded in 1982, The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival is a highly anticipated, juried show featuring exceptional regional artisans. These fine, handcrafted works include established, high-quality, seasoned artisans as well as new artisans exhibiting innovative concepts. The show includes pottery, glass, jewelry, holiday decorations, mixed media, fashion accessories, wood, fine art, artisanal foods, and more. See behind the scenes and watch how these artists create their masterpieces. Support the arts and buy a unique gift for someone special!


Show management will be provided by the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG). Founded in 1972, the NVHG, a 501(c)3 non-profit community-based organization, is dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promoting the development of arts and crafts in the community and supporting arts and crafts educational activities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival Artists

Basketry

Linda Bowers, Just For You Baskets, www.just4youbaskets.com 

Pam Scott, Just For You Baskets, www.just4youbaskets.com 


Candles and Wax

Ashley Mahan, McLean Candle Company, www.mcleancandle.com 


Ceramics

Barry Hash, B H Ceramics, Inc., www.etsy.com/shop/bhceramicsinc 

Charles Cheek, CDC Stoneware, www.cdcstoneware.com 


Clothing

Anne Alden, Fringe Benefits, www.etsy.com/shop/fringebenefitsscarf 

Anikka Becker, Anikka Becker Design, www.anikkabecker.com 


Fiber and Textiles

Sandra McCaslin, Alexandra's Accents, www.etsy.com/shop/AlexsAttic 

Ivy Wong NG, G's Glory Handbags, www.gsglory.com 

Joanne Strehle Bast, Joanne Bast, www.jbast.com 

Suzanne Wennermark-Roskowick, www.etsy.com/shop/warmheartwarmsoul 

Glass

Anne Clark, Anne P. Clark, www.anneclarkglass.com 

Anjali Sunderam, Sovereign Treasures, https://sovereigntreasures.square.site/ 

Emily Pezzulich, Pezzulich Glassworks, www.pezzulichglassworks.com 


Glass Jewelry

Shona D'Cruz, Blue Hyacinth Mosaics, LLC, www.bluehyacinthmosaics.com 


Jewelry

Réjane Pratelli , Anvil Fire and Time, www.anvilfireandtime.com 

Rona Fisher, Rona Fisher Jewelry Design, www.ronafisher.com 

Jungwhon Joo, Jungwhon Joo, www.enamelsbyj.com 

Michele Ross, Shiny Objects by Michele, www.etsy.com/shop/shinyobjectsmichele 

Cindy Shafer, Classics by Cindy, www.etsy.com/shop/StatementsinLeather 


Leather

Lisa Strauss, Col de Mar Sea Leather Accessories, www.coldemar.com 


Multimedia

Andrew Gallagher, Andrew Gallagher, www.etsy.com/shop/WoodAndGlassDesign 

Ellen Rosenthal, ERosenthal Printmaker, www.etsy.com/shop/erprintmaker 

Maritza Maxwell, Hatch, mmaxwell@hatchskills.com


Painting/Drawing/Etching

Carol McPherson, Sparrow, www.carolslittlesparrow.com 

BJ Opfer, Opfer's Wildlife Art and Pet Portraits, OpferBirdsandPets@gmail.com

Bob Friedenberg, Not-Wolf-Productions, Dr.Bob@Not-Wolf-Productions.com


Paper

David Jenkins, David Jenkins Papercuttings, www.davidjenkinspapercuttings.com 

Mila French, Gilded Paper Art, gildedpaperart@aol.com


Photography

Gloria Freund, Freund and Friends Photos, www.sentientseas.com 

Elly Uehling, Nature Cards by Elly, www.etsy.com/shop/cardsbyelly 

Chris Fedderson, MacroFine Photography, www.macrofinephotography.com

Soap and Skin Care

Brenda Simon, Brenda's Bars, blsimon99@gmail.com 

Specialty Food

Bobbie Pontzer, Betty Jane's Sweet Delights, Inc., www.BettyJanesSweetDelights.com 

Amy Yule, Pecan Yummies, www.pecanyummies.com

Woodcraft

Paul Dunlap, High Ridge Woodworking of Deep Gap, NC, highridgeww@yahoo.com

 

Questions? Please contact events@mcleancenter.org.