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SUMMER 2017

PROGRAM GUIDE Schedule of Classes, Camps and Events

Saturday, May 20 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Celebrate McLean! McLean’s largest annual family-friendly event returns to Lewinsville Park with an exciting array of attractions. SEE PAGE 8


The McLean Community Center

Who We Are, What We Do The McLean Community Center (MCC) was built and is funded by residents of Greater McLean for their use through a real estate tax surcharge, the result of a 1970 bond referendum (Small District 1ADranesville). Center facilities include the 383-seat Alden Theatre, the McLean Project for the Arts galleries, the Susan B. DuVal Art Studio, meeting and conference rooms, a rehearsal studio and a classroom/commercial kitchen. Local open clubs and organizations use the Center for their monthly meetings with a nominal charge. Center facilities may be rented for private functions such as business conferences, receptions, parties and recitals. District residents and businesses pay reduced fees. Registrations for McLean Youth Athletics and McLean Little League activities are regularly held at the Center, and information on their activities is always available in the lobby. The Center also operates the award-winning Old Firehouse Teen Center, located at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. in downtown McLean.

2016-2017 Governing Board Laurelie B. Wallace, Chair Debbie Sanders, Vice-Chair Quentin Levin, Secretary Paul Kohlenberger, Treasurer Sam Gollob Kat Kehoe

Merrily Pierce Chad Quinn Jen Rossman Lathan Turner Desi Woltman

Friends of MCC W. Glenn Yarborough, Jr. President Gordon Thomas Vice President Gay Rogers Membership Chair Bonnie Weston Treasurer

Member at large Sam Agarwal Thamir Al-Hashimi Tom Donnelly Mary Anne Hampton Carole Herrick Marshall Hyman Betty Thompson Lori Wertz

MCC Staff A D M I N I S T R AT I O N George Sachs, Executive Director Ashok Karra, Comptroller Ellen Barial, Executive Assistant Sabrina Anwah, Information Officer Michael Kalmar, Graphic Designer & Webmaster Robin Walker, Social Media Editor Joe McGovern, Facilities Manager Vivian Brown, Information Technology Lindsey Hogan, Office Manager Nadia Jaff, Accounts Payable Anne McAfee, Human Resources Specialist Ellen Fox, Administrative Assistant Georgia Mettauer, Administrative Assistant

R E C R E AT I O N A I D E S Jonathan Davis, Booking Manager Scott Bowen, Craig Morris, Susan Stankus, Steve Caruso

PERFORMING ARTS Sarah Schallern, Director Danielle Van Hook, Director, Youth Theatre Programs Jennifer Garrett, Technical Director Justin King, Assistant Technical Director Evelyn Hill, Patron Services Manager Cat Salisbury-Valerien, Theatre Technician Jeff Virchow, Performing Arts Assistant Sarah Rothman, Audience Outreach Coordinator

G E N E R A L P R O G R A M S D E PA R T M E N T Maggie Shea, General Programs Director Andrew Jennings, Instructional/Youth Program Manager Katie Fedora, Registrar Sue Dorsey, Assistant Registrar Sydney Duberstein, Senior Living Coordinator Juliana Thatcher, Youth Event Coordinator Catherine Nesbitt, Special Events Manager Peggy Moore, Events Coordinator/Volunteers Nadia Kader, Events Specialist Rachel Jennings, Events Specialist Mike Fisher, Old Firehouse General Manager Nikhil Bali, Old Firehouse Manager Andrew Carter, Old Firehouse Manager


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THE McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER Temporary Administrative Offices 6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22101 Main telephone number: 703-790-0123 TTY: 711 (hearing impaired only) Fax: 703-653-9435 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: Closed Website: www.mcleancenter.org E-mail: mail@mcleancenter.org

WHAT'S INSIDE

Center News.................................................. 2–6 McLean Project for the Arts................................ 7

Special Events............................................. 8–11

McLean Traveler........................................12–13 The Alden..................................................14–16 The Old Firehouse Block Party.......................... 17

Summer Calendar......................................18–19 The Old Firehouse (Teens)..........................20–21 Summer 2017 Classes................................22–35

The Center will be CLOSED on the following days:

Bridge....................................................................... 22

Memorial Day (5/29) Independence Day (7/4)

Fitness/Yoga...................................................... 25–27

Alden Box Office: 571-296-8385 McLean Project for the Arts: 703-790-1953 Old Firehouse Teen Center: 703-448-8336 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 The McLean Community Center reserves the right to photograph and videotape all of its activities, events, classes, programs and facilities for promotional purposes. Published by the McLean Community Center

Dance................................................................ 23–25 Senior Fitness........................................................... 28 Music......................................................................... 29 Outdoor Adventure.................................................. 30

Safety....................................................................... 31 Science..................................................................... 31 Visual Art............................................................. 32–35

Registration Information................................... 36 Registration Form...............Inside

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A Fairfax County, VA, publication

Are You a McLean Community Center Tax District Resident? You are a McLean Community Center supporter if you live within the following boundaries: NORTH: EAST: WEST: SOUTH:

Look for the map pin which identifies the adresses of our new Administrative Offices, Class Programs/Registration, Dance Classes and much more!

The Potomac River The Arlington County Line Difficult Run Route 66, Route 7 or Dulles Access Road (whichever is furthest north)

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CENTER NEWS McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER 2017-2018 GOVERNING BOARD ELECTION

The Governing Board and staff of the McLean Community Center strongly encourage all qualified residents to vote for members of the McLean Community Center’s 2017-2018 Governing Board. Your vote sends a very important message of your support of the Center’s programs and services. When & Where: Vote between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the McLean Day 2017 festival on Saturday, May 20, at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd. Requirements to Vote:

1. You must be a resident of the McLean Community Center tax district (Dranesville Small District 1A); however, you need not be registered to vote in the general election. 2. You must be at least 18 years old to vote for an adult candidate. Adults may vote for up to three candidates. Teens turning 18 on or before McLean Day may only vote for adult candidates. 3. You must be 15 through 17 years old by McLean Day to vote for youth candidates. Youth voters have two votes, and may vote for one candidate in the Langley High School boundary area, and one candidate in the McLean High School boundary area. Youth voters may not vote for more than one candidate in the same boundary area. 4. You must bring identification and proof of residency, such as a driver’s license. If you do not have identification, you may sign a sworn statement.

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Meet The Candidates!

ADULT CANDIDATES—THREE POSITIONS OPEN (in alphabetical order) Cecilia Duran

One of the truly remarkable things about getting together with my old friends, no matter what directions our lives have taken us, is that we can agree that we loved growing up in McLean. There may have been hardships and challenges—growing up is like that, but McLean, and all its resources, made it culturally rich, invigorating and nurturing. The McLean Community Center, through its classes, events and sponsored programs, draws those attributes together and offers them to all of us. Aren’t we lucky? Email: duranmccboard@gmail.com

Elizabeth John

I am a mother of three children under the age of five, who moved to McLean years ago so my family could be part of this incredible community and school system. I know firsthand the value MCC has brought to this community, and I’d like to play a central role in its advancement by strengthening and varying its programs for children and adults, and helping deliver the upcoming renovation. I’d love to use my experiences—as McLean resident, mother, engineer, buyer and management consultant—to pay it forward for all of us. Email: lissyjohn@gmail.com

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Center News Want to vote, but can’t make it to the McLean Day festival on May 20? Vote by absentee ballot April 10 – May 17! See page 4 for details. Raj Mehra

I am running for a seat on the McLean Community Center board because I care deeply about the community. My family has been residents of McLean since 2003 and my wife and daughters grew up in McLean. We are supporters of the McLean Project for the Arts, I have served for the last five years on the board of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and when my children were younger, I was a coach for McLean Youth Soccer and McLean basketball. The charm of McLean is what I treasure most, and I want to help preserve this. Email: rmehra123@yahoo.com

Brittany R. Oates

I am excited by the prospect of giving back to our beautiful community and serving on MCC’s Board of Directors. I hope to both maintain and improve the Center’s diverse activities, events and programs. As the very heart of our neighborhood, the Center inspires all of our families. For our three children, it’s made McLean a marvelous place to grow up, explore and spread their wings. I want to continue to support its tradition of excellence and ensure that the MCC remains a beacon of our community that serves all of our residents. I respectfully ask for your vote! Email: brittanyoates@gmail.com

Alicia Plerhoples

I am an educator, nonprofit lawyer, wife and mother. My family regularly visits the McLean Community Center, where my daughters take dance classes and we attend performances at The Alden. I would like to contribute my legal expertise to the Governing Board. I am law professor at Georgetown Law, where I teach an experiential course. My students and I represent small businesses and nonprofits (including arts and community nonprofits) on legal issues, such as contracts, financing, leasing, employment law, licensing and permitting. If elected, I will use my expertise to steward the successful completion of the Community Center renovation. Email: aplerhoples@gmail.com Website: www.plerhoplesformclean.org

Julie Waters

As a board member, I’ll work hard to continue growing our community. I am an attorney and served in the active Army for 12 years. When I left active service, my husband and I were thrilled to find McLean and make it our long-term home. In the Army, I gained experience in leadership, criminal and administrative law, and working with a team. I now stay home with our two children during the day and serve in the Army Reserve. I would love to give back by representing the citizens of McLean in making MCC an even better resource for everyone. Email: julie.waters8@gmail.com Website: www.julieformclean.org

YOUTH CANDIDATES—TWO POSITIONS OPEN (in alphabetical order) Langley High School Boundary Area

Alex Camus

I am running for the Board because I care about this community. I have spent the last seven years in McLean, and I am convinced of our area’s responsibility to reach out to and provide for our residents. I serve on a leadership team at my church, and try to lead by example when I run for track or play in the band at Langley. My hope as a candidate for the MCC Governing Board is that I can improve upon the opportunities brought forth to McLean residents in any way possible. Email: alexecamus@gmail.com

Brian Kim

Hello, my name is Brian and I am a student at Langley High School. I am running for a position on the Governing Board to become an active member of my community. I have had previous experiences as a campaign organizer at the Fairfax County Democratic Committee and as an intern and advisor for the medical board at Sejong Geriatric Hospital. At Langley, I am a member of the Debate Team and Varsity Golf Team. Overall, I am not only interested in working with professionals and other students but also eager to participate in the administration of McLean. Email: seoung315@gmail.com

Saturday, May 20

at the McLean Day Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide Nikhil Jivan

McLean High School Boundary Area

Caroline Brunner

I’m a junior attending McLean High School and am proud to live in this community. I’m a student leader in marching and symphonic band, a track and field runner, and a Girl Scout completing my Gold Award. I’d like to serve on the board to provide a youth perspective on the policies the board sets, keeping McLean and Langley kids’ best interests in mind. I’ve used the community center for classes, acted in plays at The Alden and attended events at MCC. Vote for me and I will help to make it a better place for McLean kids and teens! Email: carolinebrunner7@gmail.com

Nolan Fitzsimmons

My desire to serve on the MCC Board comes from wanting to help our community as much as possible. My community involvement includes volunteering for three years to help run Chess Clubs at Colvin Run Elementary School and Kent Garden ES; volunteering for Chesterbrook Assisted Living Home; and starting/running the McLean HS Chess Club. I earned the Presidential Gold Medal for Volunteering and am pursing The Congressional Award. I’m a MHS Cross Country member and have a black belt in Taekwondo. Using the skills/experience I gained at starting the MHS Chess Club, I hope to start new MCC programs. Email: nolannva@gmail.com

I look forward to this wonderful opportunity to serve on the Governing Board for McLean. I was born in Virginia and have lived in McLean since 2004. I currently go to McLean High School and I’ve attended Franklin Sherman Elementary, Haycock Elementary and Longfellow Middle School. I read that the McLean Community Center sets policies, approves budgets and provides general oversight for Center programs and facilities. I am truly interested in learning how all that is done and developing my leadership skills. I assure you that I will prove a sincere, honest and reliable team member if selected. Email: nickjivan@gmail.com

Emily Simons

I have had the pleasure of growing up in this wonderfully supportive and friendly community, and have been a beneficiary of the shows, events and exhibitions that the McLean Community Center has so generously provided. Now, I feel that it is my time to give back. As a musician, I know firsthand the positive effects that the arts have on our community. I want to make sure that throughout the Ingleside renovation, the McLean Community Center institution will continue to educate, entertain and inspire us. It would be an honor to provide a youth perspective on the Board. Email: emsimons4@gmail.com

ABSENTEE VOTING

Want to vote, but can’t make it to the McLean Day festival on May 20? Vote by absentee ballot! Call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or send a request by email to elections@mcleancenter.org to have a ballot package sent to your home. You may also stop by one of three MCC’s sites to pick up an absentee ballot package: Administrative Offices 6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va., 22101 Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. Class Program/Registration Office 6645 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va., 22101 Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. The Old Firehouse Teen Center 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va., 22101 Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. –  6 p.m.

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Ballot Packages are available now. Completed absentee voting affidavits and ballots must be received at one of the three sites by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, to be counted.

COME AND MEET THE CANDIDATES!

A reception sponsored by the Friends of the McLean Community Center. Sunday, May 7, 3 – 5 p.m. Old Firehouse Teen Center 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, VA 22101

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Center News MCC RECOGNIZES THAMIR AL’HASHIMI WITH 2016 OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

Prizes were presented by MCC Governing Board Chair Laurelie B. Wallace and The Alden’s Director of Youth Theatre Programs Danielle Van Hook. The James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition encourages artistic achievement and promotes study in the arts by high school students who reside or attend school in the McLean district (Small Tax District 1A, Dranesville). Scholarship prizes of $1,200 are awarded to students placing first in each of four categories: Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre and Vocal Music. Secondplace winners are awarded $800 and third-place winners win $400. This year’s winners are:

MCC Board member Kat Kehoe, MCC Executive Director George Sachs, MCC Board member Merilee Pierce, Awardee Thamir Al’Hashimi, MCC Board member Paul Kohlenberger, MCC Board Chair Laurelie Wallace and MCC Board member Desi Woltman.

Thamir Al’Hashimi, a longtime community leader and volunteer, has been awarded the McLean Community Centers’ (MCC) top honor for volunteers, the 2016 H. Gordon Randall Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. The award was presented at the Center’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, March 18. In presenting the award, MCC Executive Director George Sachs said, “For years, Mr. Al’Hashimi has demonstrated his commitment and compassion as an ambassador to the McLean community and the McLean Community Center through a variety of actions. For more than 20 years, Al’Hashimi has been a faithful board member of the Friends of McLean Community Center, a nonprofit fundraising organization that supports the Center.

Dance Category 1st Place: Madeleine Walker, McLean High School 2nd Place: Kathleen Tiernan, McLean High School 3rd Place: Isabella Swigart, McLean High School Instrumental Music Category 1st Place: Eric Lin, Thomas Jefferson High School 2nd Place: Philena Sun, McLean High School 3rd Place: Ethan Hsiao, Basis Independent McLean Theatre Category 1st Place: Ann Nichols Gardner, McLean High School 2nd Place: Claire Goldhush, Langley High School 3rd Place: Carenna Slotkoff, McLean High School Vocal Music Category 1st Place: Jamie Goodson, Langley High 2nd Place: Syona Ayyankeril, McLean High School 3rd Place: Carenna Slotkoff, McLean High School For more information visit: www.mcleancenter.org.

The recipient of the Friends of MCC’s 2010 “Friend in Deed” award, he has also volunteered to work at many Center-sponsored special events—from manning the Friends booth at McLean Day to helping with crowd control at the Center’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. For more information visit: www.mcleancenter.org.

ELEVEN YOUNG ARTISTS WIN 2017 JAMES C. MACDONALD SCHOLARSHIPS

The Alden in McLean has awarded scholarships to eleven local high school students through the 2017 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition. The competition began with a preliminary audition in midMarch and culminated in a final competition on stage at The Alden at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29.

James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition Finalists Eric Lin, Philena Sun, Ethan Hsiao, Jamie Goodson, Syona Ayyankeril, Annie Gardner, Claire Goldhush, Carenna Slotkoff, Madeleine Walker, Kathleen Tiernan and Isabella Swigart. Photo by Lisa Helfert Photography.

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McLean Community Center Mission Our Core Purpose

IN MEMORIAM Longtime “Voice of McLean Day” Tommy Lukas 8/13/29-2/5/17 The Center was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Tommy Lukas. Tommy and his wife Carol were longtime volunteers at the Center. Tommy received the H. Gordon Randall Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for 2005. For many years, Tommy was well-known for serving as master of ceremonies for the McLean Day stage, introducing performers in his signature top hat and tails. We are forever grateful for the years of dedicated service this retired U.S. Navy Captain provided to his community.

MCC ON THE MOVE

Due to the renovation of the Ingleside facility, MCC has temporarily relocated to:

Administrative Offices 6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va. 22101 (McLean Square Shopping Center) Class Programs/Registration Office 6645 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va. 22101 (McLean Square Shopping Center) Dance Classes 1374 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va. 22101 (Langley Shopping Center) Special Events and performances offered by The Alden will be held at select community venues.

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The mission of the McLean Community Center is to provide a sense of community by undertaking programs; assisting community organizations; and furnishing facilities for civic, cultural, educational, recreational and social activities apportioned fairly to all residents of Small District 1, Dranesville.

Vision The McLean Community Center is a “hub” for McLean’s Community!

Living Our Values Stewardship: We recognize the role entrusted to us to be good stewards of MCC’s funds, resources and assets. Accountability: We are accountable to create services of value to our tax district residents. Resourcefulness: We make good use of all available resources. Continuous Improvement: We constantly seek out new ways to do things faster, better or more economically. Respect: We show respect to each other and to the residents we serve. Teamwork: We work together as one team to accomplish our goals. Quality: We strive to provide high-quality services in a courteous and friendly manner. Transparency: We give residents clear and understandable reports on MCC’s financial and programmatic affairs.

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McLean Project for the Arts

McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS Summer Exhibition Schedule MPA’s Chain Bridge Gallery JUNE 15–AUGUST 12 OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 15, 7-9 P.M. STRICTLY PAINTING 11

This juried exhibition will feature work by artists from the midAtlantic region who make work

by using paint, the process of painting, combining painting with other materials, or focusing on painting, as a concept. A broad array of styles and approaches will be featured.

The MPA@Chain Bridge gallery is located at 1446 Chain Bridge Rd. Hours are: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is a nonprofit organization that presents the visual arts program for the community at the McLean Community Center (MCC), thanks to a public/private partnership with MCC and Fairfax County. MPA presents exhibitions of contemporary art in three galleries and provides education in the visual arts through a program of classes for children and adults, as well as lectures, tours and ArtReach, an outreach program that brings school children and other groups to the gallery for educational programs. MPA presents art classes in the Susan B. Duval Studio (see class listings on pages 32–35). Art gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., M c LEAN PROJE CT FOR THE ARTS STAFF Saturdays 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Lori Carbonneau, Executive Director Nancy Sausser, Exhibitions Director For more information, call 703-790-1953, Sharon Fishel, ArtReach Director or visit www.mpaart.org.

Christina Girardi, Education Director Falayi Adu, Finance & Operations Director Alanis McFarlin, Office & Database Operations Manager Jennifer Lillis, Gallery Manager Amy Chillemi, Gallery Assistant Briana Clorey, Gallery Assistant

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C el eb rati n g O u r H o m e tow n ! elebrati Ou Produced by the McLean Community Center

Saturday, May 20 1 1 a.m.–5 p.m.

101 2 2 A n, V a e FREE ADMISSION cL M . e Rd g d i 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. in Br L ew a h C MCC Governing Boar i n sv i l l e P a r k • 1 65 9 d

Join the Fun!

Elections for adult an d youth candidates!

Take the shuttle and come to McLean’s biggest annual event. «« Exhibitors «« Climbing Wall «« Free Bubble Ball «« Free Laser Tag «« Free Live Entertainment «« Children’s Stage «« Amusements «« Rides «« Great Food «« Free Petting Zoo «« Free Balloon Animals «« Tennis Demonstrations «« and More ...

Visit www.mcleancenter.org/specialevents for more information. • McLean Community Center Governing Board Elections • Stage Entertainment (see pg. 16) • Free Shuttle Buses and Free Satellite Parking


We would like to thank all of our McLean Day 2017 community sponsors.

Produced by the McLean Community Center.


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SPECIAL EVENTS Independence Day Celebration

Produced by the McLean Community Center 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS!

Tuesday, July 4 (Rain date: Wednesday, July 5) Grounds open at 6:30 p.m. Free Admission Churchill Road Elementary School 7100 Churchill Road McLean, Va. 22101

• Free Shuttle Buses (Handicapped Equipped) and Satellite Parking • Disc Jockey

• Snack Vendors Visit www.mcleancenter.org for up and coming details regarding directions, shuttle buses, weather alerts, satellite parking locations and more. *Please note: smoking, alcohol, vaping, glass containers, personal fireworks, weapons and pets are not allowed on school grounds.

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CHURCHILL ROAD

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Sponsored by:

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Special Events

McLean Community L L FA

GARAGE SALE

Volunteers Needed for McLean Day and July 4th Celebration We need many volunteers to make these two community events a success!

Able-bodied, adult volunteers (age 16 years or older) are needed. Students may receive community service hours for volunteering. Volunteers must be able to walk and stand a minimum of three hours, bend, stoop, reach and lift up to 30 pounds. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the volunteer application on our website. Mail or email it to the special events department at events@mcleancenter.org or fax to 703‑653‑9435. For further assistance, please call Special Events at 703‑790‑0123, TTY: 711 or go to our website: www.mcleancenter.org/special-events/volunteers.

9/16/2017

JOIN IN MCLEAN’S FUN RUN

The McLean 5K

IN McLean, BY McLean, FOR McLean

CLEAR THE CLUTTER!

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Fall Garage Sale

Produced by the McLean Community Center Saturday, Sept. 16 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The event is held at 1420 Beverly Road McLean, Va. 22101 (behind Staybridge Suites Hotel) Free Admission Do you love a treasure hunt? Come shop over 50 vendors! Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $45. Register online at www.mcleancenter.org. Search for Activity No. 2001.217. Application deadline – Wednesday, Sept. 13 (or until sold out). This event is made possible with the generous community support of General Assets, Inc., Giant Food and McLean Properties.

The McLean 5K Run is coming back this fall! Hosted by MCC with the support of sponsors Century 21 New Millennium and The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, the race features a certified course through the heart of McLean and is designed to appeal to runners of all abilities. In addition to great exercise, the event will promote Public Safety Appreciation and serve as an opportunity to express appreciation and respect for the first responders from McLean Volunteer Fire Department and McLean District Police Station. The proceeds from McLean 5K Run will benefit the McLean Community Foundation (MCF), so recruit a team of coworkers, teammates, neighbors and friends and mark the calendar for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

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McLEAN TRAVELER Newport, Rhode Island

SUNDAY, OCT. 22-WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25, 2017 Come and relive the glories of the past and present in Newport this fall when the foliage should be spectacular! Enjoy a stroll along cobblestone streets or oceanfront walks, revel in the magnificence of the world-famous Gilded Age mansions and feast on the finest Marble House dining room, featuring pink cuisine New England Numidian marble and gilt bronze accents. has to offer. For three days, we will be touring some of the most fabulous estates in the United States: The Breakers – built by Cornelius Vanderbilt; Rosecliff – location for the movie “The Great Gatsby”; Marble House – the most expensive and ornate of the summer mansions; and The Elms – modeled after a French chateau. Day 1 We will travel by motor coach to Rhode Island. Upon our arrival, there will be time to relax at our hotel, the Newport Marriott. Located conveniently on Newport Harbor, this will be our home for three days. We will arrive late Sunday afternoon and have dinner at the Marriott that evening.

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The western facade, facing Bellevue Ave. of Marble House, Newport, Rhode Island.

Day 2 We will begin with breakfast at the hotel, then take a narrated driving tour of the famous Ocean Drive where many of the most beautiful private residences can be found. We will tour Marble House, owned by William Vanderbilt and designed by noted architect, William Morris Hunt. Lunch will be at the White Horse Tavern, America’s oldest, continuously run eating establishment, which opened in 1687. We will then tour The Breakers, owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, son of “the Commodore,” America’s richest man.

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The Breakers library, Newport, Rhode Island.


McLean Traveler Dinner on Monday night will be on our own. You may choose from several options that are right on the harbor, close to our hotel. Day 3 After breakfast at the hotel, we will tour The Elms. Owned by coal baron Edward J. Berwind, the mansion is modeled after an 18th century chateau outside of Paris. We The Elms, viewed from its great lawn. will have lunch at La Forge, located in the old Newport Casino and now part of the International Tennis Hall of Fame property. After lunch, we will have a guided tour of the Tennis Hall of Fame where the first U.S. National Tennis Championship was held in 1881. Our last Newport mansion will be Rosecliff, which was commissioned by Nevada silver heiress, Theresa Fair Oerichs. Dinner that night will be at the Moorings on Narragansett Bay which has elevated the Newport dining experience.

OVERNIGHT TOUR GUIDELINES

Day 4 On our way home, we will stop in Mystic, Connecticut, to see the famed Mystic Seaport. This unique museum is totally dedicated to the sea and all things maritime. It was founded in 1929 to save the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past. A box lunch will be provided on our way home, as we remember the history, gourmet dining and beauty of Newport, Rhode Island, in October.

Rosecliff — facade and entry court gardens, in Newport, Rhode Island.

Please Note:

Tour Refund/Cancellation Request Policy

Tour refund/cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org 21 days or more before the date of the trip. Tour refund/cancellation requests are granted only for medical reasons accompanied by a doctor’s note or when a substitute for the patron is provided in their place. This is due to the cost associated with deposits and reservations for hotel rooms and meal reservations, tickets, admissions, guided tours and chartered bus transportation. * During MCC’s 18-month renovation, the pickup location for McLean Traveler day trips and tours has yet to be determined. Patrons will be notified when a pickup location has been determined.

• Most of our tours require a fair amount of walking. Participants should be fit and able to handle the activities included in the tour. Patrons who requires extraordinary care must provide someone who can and will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance at the patron’s own expense. • Tours require advance planning and itinerary may be subject to change without notice. • MCC retains the right to decline, to accept or to retain any person as a member of a day trip or overnight tour when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the health, safety or general welfare of the group or the individual concerned. • Online registration is not available for tours and day trips. Please contact the registrar at 703‑790‑0123, TTY: 711, for registration options.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide

The Alden Season At-A-Glance Wednesday, May 3

12:30 p.m.

Kids and Families

Jammin' Juniors: Peter McCory

Wednesday, May 10

12:30 p.m.

Kids and Families

Jammin' Juniors: Two of a Kind

Wednesday, May 24

12:30 p.m.

Kids and Families

Jammin' Juniors: Farmer Jason

Sunday, July 2

5 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

Oceans Quartet

Sunday, July 9

5 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

Trio Caliente

Sunday, July 16

5 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

Da Capo

Sunday, July 23

5 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

Slim Harrison and the Barnstormers

Sunday, July 30

5 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

Kara and Matty D

Wednesday, Aug. 30

7 p.m.

Quote-Along Movie

“Mean Girls”

Alden Outside the Box!

Just because the MCC is closed for renovation doesn’t mean that The Alden is hibernating. We’re not just a place, we’re a state of mind. Come check out the performances and events we have planned all around town, from the Old Firehouse to McLean Central Park. And remember that the best way to keep up with us is to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter “Curtain Call” at www.aldentheatre.org.

Quote-Along Movies

Because of the success of our Quote-Along “A Christmas Story,” we’re putting our creative minds to work on a whole series of audience-participation flicks at the Old Firehouse. Think “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in prime time. BACK-TO-SCHOOL QUOTE-ALONG MOVIE:

Jammin’ Juniors

Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in McLean Central Park Gazebo . Free lunchtime concerts for ages 2 to 5. May 3 Peter McCory www.petermccory.com May 10 Two of a Kind www.twoofakind.com May 24 Farmer Jason www.farmerjason.com

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PG-13 Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m. at the Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Admission and popcorn are free. Butter is a carb. Prop bags are $5 each. Supplies are limited. Tina Fey’s 2004 high school comedy has become an ultra-quotable classic. Remember: on Wednesdays we wear pink.

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The Alden

THE ALDEN Sunday Summer Concerts In the Park Free concerts at 5 p.m. every Sunday in July in McLean Central Park Gazebo.

OCEANS QUARTET www.oceanorchestra.com Sunday, July 2 Powered by the soaring vocals of Lisa Moscatiello and the creative genius of composer/arranger Jennifer Cutting, Oceans is where ancient ballads meet cutting-edge electronics, where the bagpipes meet the Beatles and where fans of all generations and musical tastes can enjoy the same concert. TRIO CALIENTE www.triocaliente.com Sunday, July 9 Set to a wide array of Latin grooves with vocals in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and English, Trio Caliente’s sound is reminiscent of The Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club and Strunz & Farah, but with a flavor all their own.

DA CAPO www.dcsingers.com Sunday, July 16 This ain’t your grandpa’s barbershop quartet. The four guys of Da Capo can throw down a mean beatbox as well as create gorgeous harmonies, all while maintaining street cred and chops that earned them multiple championships in the barbershop genre. SLIM HARRISON & THE BARNSTORMERS WITH THE ROCKCANDY CLOGGERS www.sunnylandmusic.com Sunday, July 23 Good old time mountain music. Slim Harrison and the Barnstormers have been performing traditional American roots folk music since 1980. They will joined by the RockCandy Cloggers, the most dynamic dancing duo in the region. KARA AND MATTY D www.karaandmattyd.com Sunday, July 30 This couple makes beautiful music together with great songs from all eras, strong playing, fun chemistry and top-notch vocal harmonies.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide

McLean Day 2017 The Alden Mainstage

Sponsored by Burke and Herbert Bank. Times are approximate. Schedule (Subject to change) 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. THE UNITED STATES NAVY BAND COUNTRY CURRENT

Celebrate Armed Forces Day with a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass performed by the exceptional musicians of the U.S. Navy Band. 12:30-1 p.m. CAPITAL BLEND This all-female a cappella group sings “Pitch Perfect”esque arrangements of your favorite pop tunes. They’ve performed everywhere from the streets of D.C. to national television (“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”). 1:30-2 p.m. FURIA FLAMENCA Experience the passion of Spanish dance with the D.C.area’s favorite flamenco company. 2:30-2:50 p.m. McLEAN COMMUNITY INTERFAITH CHOIR Comprised of vocalists from several local faith organizations, this choir shares messages of faith, hope and love through music and works to strengthen and unify the community. Enjoy their McLean Day performance of patriotic songs and maybe even participate in a sing-along! 3-3:15 p.m. MCA TEEN AWARDS Presented by the McLean Citizens Association 3:30-4:30 p.m. FOUR STAR COMBO High-energy, 1950s rockabilly and honky-tonk will get you on your feet and dancing on McLean Day 2017!

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The Alden Children’s Stage Schedule (Subject to change)

11 a.m.-12 p.m. JOY OF DANCE Enjoy these dance performances by students enrolled in Joy of Dance classes at MCC. The group is under the direction of Artistic Director Marilyn Baird. 12:45-1:30 p.m. SYNETIC THEATER Synetic redefines theater by blending innovative techniques and movement, investing in artists’ growth and creating unforgettable visceral experiences for every audience. 2:10-3:10 p.m. ROBBIE SCHAEFER Robbie Schaefer, the guitarist and songwriter for the acclaimed independent folk/rock band Eddie from Ohio, also makes music for kids! He will share music from his CD, “Songs for Kids Like Us.” 3:40-4:40 p.m. STEP AFRIKA! Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Their rhythmic, high-energy dance and music will have all ages out of their seats!

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OFC is a satellite program of the McLean Community Center.

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McLean Day 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Governing Board Elections 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lewinsville Park

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‘Mean Girls” 7 p.m.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide

THE OLD FIREHOUSE The Old Firehouse

Old Firehouse Membership Memberships are available for 7th–12th Graders.

VIP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS • Free after school program. • Discounted admissions for trips and events. • Monthly e-newsletters. • Valid until June 15, 2018.

$250/$225 MCC district residents.

The Old Firehouse provides an incredible experience for 7th–12th graders. Participants will enjoy exposure to new recreational activities and personal development under the supervision of professional and experienced staff members who organize and facilitate fun activities, clubs and trips.

To join The Old Firehouse, drop off a completed and signed Participant Contract, accompanied by your payment, to the OFC. Participant Contracts are available at the center and online. For additional information, visit www.mcleancenter.org/teens/about/membership.

Teens can enjoy their time at the Teen Center after school, during school breaks and at our Friday Night activities and events.

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The Old Firehouse | www.oldfirehouse.org Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. | 703-448-TEEN (8336) Like Us on Facebook — Old Firehouse Check us out on Twitter @wedoawesomestuf General Email: oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org

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The Old Firehouse

After School Program

Old Firehouse Facility Rentals

August 2017–June 2018, 2:30–6 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

• Certain trips at a discounted price (e.g., laser tag, mini-golf, paint your own pottery, bowling, etc.). • Daily Snack and Drink. • Various Clubs (Cooking, Fitness, Art, Gaming, Music, etc.). • Computer Lab. • Homework/Study Assistance. • Study Lounge: Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. with Georgetown Learning Centers. • Transportation from Cooper Middle School and Langley High School. FCPS transportation provided for Longfellow Middle School and McLean High School.

Friday Night Activities

Register your kids for our Friday Night Activities and enjoy a much needed date night, or come to our family programs for some wholesome family fun. Old Firehouse members and non-members can register; members receive discount pricing. Prices vary based on activity. Walkups are welcome as space allows, but these trips are popular. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Have your next party or event at the newly remodeled Old Firehouse with access to our huge dance floor, game room and kitchenette. Reservations are accepted six-months in advance, on a first come, first-served basis. For details, forms and rates, go to www.mcleancenter. org/teens/about/rentals or call 703-448-8336, TTY: 711..

Coming Fall 2017

Experience The Old Firehouse like never before…

For more information, visit: http://mcleancenter.org/ teens/events. Membership paperwork will not be accepted at evening activities. The center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with staff who can assist in completing the forms.

Join Us Online Like us on Facebook

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Follow us on Twitter @wedoawesomestuf

E-mail oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org

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Summer 2017 Program Guide

SUMMER 2017 CLASSES The following MCC classes will be held at 6645 Old Dominion Dr., in the McLean Square Shopping Center. For more information, contact the registrar at 703-744-9365 or registrar@mcleancenter.org.

Bridge Classes for Adults BEGINNER BRIDGE I For those who want to learn bridge or players who haven’t played in years and want to start over again. We will cover point count evaluation, opening bids, no trumps and basic conventions. Each class will start with a lecture that will be followed by the class playing bridge hands to practice what they have learned. Instructor: American Contract Bridge League Director and American Bridge Teachers’ Association member Marilyn Golias. 8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $152/$128 MCC district residents. Bridge manual fee: $11, make check payable to Marilyn Golias. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 1955.017

Th, 6/29-8/17

7-9 p.m.

1956.017

F, 6/30-8/18

10 a.m.–noon

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BEGINNER BRIDGE II For those who have taken Bridge I. Class will start with a lecture followed by playing bridge hands. Let’s compete with overcalls and responses, more basic conventions, Stayman, Weak 2s, Transfers. Instructor: American Contract Bridge League Director and American Bridge Teachers’ Association member Marilyn Golias. 8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $152/$128 MCC district residents. Bridge manual fee: $11, make check payable to Marilyn Golias. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 1957.017

F, 6/30-8/18

12:30-2:30 p.m.

SUPERVISED BRIDGE PLAY CLASS This class is for those who have taken Bridge I and/or II and are looking for an open class structure to continue playing bridge. An instructor will be available for questions; a lesson plan or lecture will not be provided. This is an open play format. Players will play with boards and bid boxes with pre-arranged hands. Players will move to play with others. Directed by American Contract Bridge League Director and American Bridge Teachers’ Association member Marilyn Golias. 8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $152/$128 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1558.017

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Th, 6/29-8/17

4:45-6:45 p.m.


Summer 2017 Classes – Bridge/Dance The following dance classes will be held at 1374 Chain Bridge Rd., in the Langley Shopping Center. For more information, contact the registrar at 703-744-9365 or registrar@mcleancenter.org.

Dance

HIP-HOP PRE-TEEN

This fun, fast-paced, lively class will combine fundamentals of jazz technique, hip-hop and urban style moves as seen in your favorite music videos and movies. It will feature the latest hit music from hip-hop and pop stars such as Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift! Teens, don’t miss being a part of this dynamic dance craze! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 8-11 years 6 lessons @ 45 mins, $137/$114 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

Classes for Children

1582.017

Tu, 6/27-8/8

5:15-6 p.m

No lesson on 7/4.

TUTUS FOR TWOs™

JOY OF DANCE

Joy of Dance offers a variety of exciting and artistic dance education programs. Joy of Dance’s professional instructors teach all classes and camps. HIP-HOP KIDS

Young hip-hop artists will begin with building blocks of jazz technique. Students will learn hip, funky moves to the latest kids’ rock and hiphop tunes. The focus will be on hip-hop choreography utilizing the latest hit music from hip-hop and pop stars such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 5-7 years 6 lessons @ 45 mins, $137/$114 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1581.017 No lesson on 7/4.

Tu, 6/27-8/8

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Tiny ballerinas will be introduced to French ballet vocabulary, ballet warmups, creative movement, games and large motor skill development through our fun Tutus for Twos ™ ballet syllabus. Your baby ballerina will explore the excitement of ballet using costume accessories, magical props, ballet stories and puppets. The session will conclude with a Parent Watch Day. 2 years 7 lessons @ 30 mins, $110/$91 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1583.017

W, 6/28-8/9

4:30-5 p.m.

FAIRYTALE BALLET™

Young dancers will enjoy dancing to their favorite cherished tunes from fairytales such as “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Beauty and The Beast,” to name a few. They will learn ballet dances to popular classical ballets and perform in costumes. All Fairytale Ballet™ classes conclude with a Parent Watch Day every four weeks. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 2.5-3.5 years 7 lessons @ 45 mins, $160/$133 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1584.017

W, 6/28-8/9

5-5:45 p.m.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide “SOPHIA THE FIRST” PRINCESS DANCE CAMP

Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to waltz like royalty! Our littlest campers will experience the enchanted world of “Sofia the First” through tons of fun activities. Princess etiquette lessons will cover all the basics of being a princess, including kindness, manners and having a loving heart. With Cedric, Clover and all of Sophia’s friends, we will have a ball dancing to all of Sophia’s favorite songs! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 3-4 years 5 days @ 2 hrs per day, $380/$280 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

TUMBLING

Beginner tumbling focuses on developing strength, coordination and flexibility as well as mastering skills such as forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, handstands, bridge kickovers and front walkovers. Waiting your turn, sharing with other children and working together are social skills that are also developed. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 4-6 years 7 lessons @ 45 mins, $160/$133 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1585.017

Th, 6/29-8/10

5-5:45 p.m

7-11 years 7 lessons @ 45 mins, $160/$133 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1586.017

Th, 6/29-8/10

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Camps for Children DANCE FUN WEEKS FOR CHILDREN–MORNING SESSIONS THE WORLD OF “TROLLS” DANCE CAMP

Transport yourself into the colorful, wonderful, magical world of “Trolls!” Join Poppy, Branch and the entire crew in this whimsical exciting camp filled with bright colors, wonderful music and dancing! We will be making fun crafts and dancing along to all the fun music from “Trolls!” We “Can’t Stop the Feeling” of excitement for everyone to join in on the fun! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 3-4 years 5 days @ 2 hrs per day, $380/$280 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1587.117

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10 a.m.-noon

1588.117

M-F, 7/17-7/21

10 a.m.-noon

DANCE FUN WEEKS FOR CHILDREN–AFTERNOON SESSIONS “MOANA” DANCE ADVENTURE CAMP

Help Moana and Maui, the demigod as they dance through the open ocean on an action-packed voyage to save the mystical heart of the island goddess! The voyage is filled with magical songs and island dancing from the hit movie, “Moana,” along with activities, crafts, costumes and props! Don’t miss the fun and join us in this dance camp adventure where we will encounter exciting monsters and creatures of the sea, including a giant singing crab! We will see “How Far We’ll Go” in the quest with Moana and Maui to save the island! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff 4-6 years 5 days @ 3 hrs per day, $380/$280 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1589.117

M-F, 7/10-7/14

1-4 p.m.

“ELENA OF AVALOR” DANCE CAMP

Join Princess Elena in her quest through the magical kingdom of Avalor in this adorable dance camp! With the support of the singing, flying Jaquins and the Grand Council, we will help Elena navigate the challenges she faces as a new ruler. We will discover the secrets of Avalor through exciting music, magical dancing, crafts and beautiful costumes. Together with Elena, we will rule the magical kingdom and go on exciting dance adventure! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 4-6 years 5 days @ 3 hrs per day, $380/$280 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1590.117

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M-F, 7/17-7/21

1-4 p.m.


Summer 2017 Classes – Dance/Fitness/Yoga POPSTAR DANCE CAMP

Be a part of the latest craze, learning beginner style dances choreographed to your favorite pop stars! We’ll teach you the moves to dance on stage like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and One Direction! The culmination of this camp is the showcase on the final day of camp where family and friends will marvel at what you have learned in one short week! Joy of Dance pop stars finish the week with a Gangnam-style sell out concert! Come ready to rock! Popstar Attire: jazz sneakers or tennis shoes, leotard and jazz pants or sweatpants. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 6-9 years 5 days @ 3 hrs per day, $380/$280 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1591.117

M-F, 7/24-7/28

CHEER AND TUMBLING CAMP

Rah! Rah! Rah! Your cheerleader will have the time of her life learning cheers, motions, chants, drills, stretches, jumps and a high-energy cheer dance with pompoms. This fun week also features daily tumbling, focusing on developing strength, coordination and flexibility as well as mastering skills such as forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, bridges, limbers and splits. Camp ends with a rockin’ spirit-filled cheer show! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 6-9 years 5 days @ 3 hrs per day, $380/$280 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1594.117

1-4 p.m.

FITNESS/YOGA

Classes for Parents & Children FUNFIT® TOTS

10-13 years 5 days @ 3 hrs per day, $380/$280 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1592.117

M-F, 7/31-8/4

1-4 p.m.

BROADWAY BOUND CAMP

Your budding Broadway entertainer will learn exciting tap and jazz routines to Broadway hit musicals: “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Matilda” and “Anastasia.” This super fun-filled week culminates with your Broadway star singing and dancing in a mini Broadway revue. Broadway all-star cast attire: leotard, tights, ballet shoes and tap shoes. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 6-9 years 5 days @ 3 hrs per day, $380/$280 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1593.117

M-F, 8/7-8/11

1-4 p.m.

The following MCC classes will be held at 6645 Old Dominion Drive, in the McLean Square Shopping Center. For more information, contact the registrar at 703-744-9365 or registrar@mcleancenter.org.

YOU KNOW YOU CAN DANCE CAMP Do you love the contemporary routines on “So You Think You Can Dance” Here is your chance to interpret movement with feelings, emotions and style. You will learn lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop and jazz using popular ballads and contemporary music. This amazing week ends with a spectacular student showcase. This camp is taught by Washington, D.C.’s hottest dance technicians. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

M-F, 8/14-8/18

1-4 p.m.

Parent/guardian participation required with child(ren). Join us for this fun-filled, full-of- energy, active games class that emphasizes songs and creative movement with a parachute, balls and loads of active fun! Develops selfconfidence, motor skills, coordination, socialization and cooperation and reinforces cognitive development. 6 lessons @ 45 mins, $96 per child/$72 MCC district residents. Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Material fee: $5, make check payable to Funfit®. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. 1-2 years Activity No. Date Time 1131.017

2-3 years Activity No. 1132.017

1-4 years Activity No. 1133.017

Th, 6/29-8/3

9:30-10:15 a.m.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide FUNFIT® ADVENTURE WEEK

It’s not just camp, it’s an adventure! There will be lots of exercise, lots of crafts, lots of games, lots of fun and lots of active play with parachutes, balls, hoops and more. During this exciting, action-packed week, there will be a new theme every day. Camp takes place in a small group setting, where manners and kindness will be emphasized. Children must be potty-trained. Parents do not stay for this camp. Please send a healthy snack with your child each day. 3-5 years 5 days @ 2.5 hrs per day, $199/$169 MCC district residents. Camp fee includes payment for one child. Materials fee: $20, make check payable to Funfit®. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Instructor: Funfit® Staff. Activity No.

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Classes for Adults

M, 6/26-8/14

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F, 7/21-8/18

10:15-11:10 a.m

For all fitness levels. This moderate intensity, lowimpact aerobics program incorporates weight training, core strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness techniques to provide a comprehensive fitness workout. Please bring aerobic shoes, hand weights and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 7 lessons @ 55 mins, $98/$84 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Tu, 6/27-8/15

Time 9:15-10:10 a.m.

Th, 6/29-8/17

9:15-10:10 a.m.

BODY SCULPT

Time 9:15-10:10 a.m.

9:15-10:10 a.m.

5 lessons @ 55 mins, $70/$60 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1503.017

Th, 6/29-8/17

TOTAL FIT

1506.017

8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time W, 6/28-8/16

1504.017

8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

No lesson on 7/3.

1502.017

8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

No lesson on 7/4.

Choreographed routines provide heart health benefits while sculpting and mat work offer strengthening and stretching. Please bring aerobic shoes, light weights and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

1501.017

This mat-based class fuses elements from yoga, Pilates and dance training to restore/maintain/improve flexibility, strength, balance and range-of-motion in a gentle, accessible format. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

1505.017

AEROBIC WORKOUT

7 lessons @ 55-mins, $98/$84 MCC district residents Activity No. Date

TONE AND STRETCH

For all fitness levels. Shape and tone upper, middle and lower body, building and maintaining muscle strength, bone density, endurance and ease of movement, working all major and minor muscle groups. Please bring aerobic shoes, hand weights and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1507.017 No lesson on 7/4.

9:15-10:10 a.m.

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Tu, 6/27-8/15

10:15-11:10 a.m.


Summer 2017 Classes – Fitness/Yoga TAI CHI 1

This gentle meditation in motion brings stillness to the mind, while improving muscle strength, joint health and balance. Tai Chi can improve energy flow through the body, encouraging circulation of blood, lymph and synovial fluid and enhancing wellness in many aspects. Chair‑based students are welcome. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 7 lessons @ 55 mins, $98/$84 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1508.017

Tu, 6/27-8/15

11-11:55 a.m.

No lesson on 7/4.

8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1509.017

F, 6/30-8/18

11-11:55 a.m.

TAI CHI 2 As a prerequisite, students must have completed at least one session of Tai Chi 1. This class allows familiarized students to develop Tai Chi principles further. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 7 lessons @ 55 mins, $98/$84 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1510.017

Tu, 6/27-8/15

Noon-12:55 p.m.

A holistic integration of two disciplines offers a workout that energizes, relaxes and rejuvenates. Pilates exercises develop movement from a strong core, protecting the spine and lengthening the musculature. Yoga poses promote improvement in: balance, strength, flexibility, the health of internal organs and stress relief. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1512.017

W, 6/28-8/16

12:30-1:25 p.m.

KUNDALINI YOGA

For all skill levels. This style of yoga uses exercises, breath work, mantra and meditation to help create vitality in the body, balance in the mind and openness in the spirit. Join us for an active practice that can create stamina and calmness that may help you feel lighter, freer and happier. Please bring a thick yoga mat (and a pillow, if sitting on the floor is uncomfortable). Instructor: Darshan Kaur Khalsa. 6 lessons @ 1 hr 20 mins, $132/$114 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1451.017

Tu, 7/11-8/15

5:20-6:40 p.m.

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No lesson on 7/4.

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YOGA SCULPT & STRENGTH

This class integrates the advantages of muscle conditioning with the alignment benefits of yoga practice. Bring mind and body into harmony, using breath and focus to work fully with decreased stress and injury. Please bring a yoga mat, and block. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date 1511.017

YOGA + PILATES

W, 6/28-8/16

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Summer 2017 Program Guide Senior Fitness FIT FOR LIFE

Combines low-impact aerobics and stretches to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance and endurance. Wear aerobic shoes and bring water, hand weights, resistance “stretchy” bands and a 6- to 8-inch diameter ball. Bring mat for floor exercises. Instructor: Linda Bernstein. 6 lessons @ 55 mins, $84/$72 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9002.017

Tu, 6/27-8/8

1-1:55 p.m.

No lesson on 7/4.

STRENGTH & BALANCE Includes warm-up, strengthbuilding, balance exercises, gentle stretches and chairbased options. Bring water, dumbbells, resistance “stretchy” bands and a 6- to 8-inch diameter ball. Instructor: Linda Bernstein. 6 lessons @ 45 mins, $84/$72 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date 9003.017

Tu, 6/27-8/8

9005.017

Time 2-2:45 p.m.

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11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

This Gentle Yoga Fitness class adds a chair for support, while providing equivalent benefits in flexibility, strength, balance and energy. Please bring a yoga mat, strap, block, resistance band, a set of (1-2 lbs) hand weights and water. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9006.017

All ages and limitations welcome. A specialized workout designed for senior adults, addressing muscular strength, bone health, joint mobility, standing balance and body posture. Please bring light weights, a flex band and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

W, 6/28-8/16

Th, 6/29-8/17

GENTLE YOGA FITNESS - CHAIR

SENIOR STRENGTH & STRETCH

9004.017

Enjoy increased flexibility, strength, balance and energy as you challenge, while respecting and honoring your body. Please bring a yoga mat, strap, block, resistance band, a set of (1-2 lbs) hand weights and water. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

No lesson on 7/4.

8 lessons @ 55 mins, $112/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date

GENTLE YOGA FITNESS

Th, 6/29-8/17

12:30-1:25 p.m.

Reason To Register Early In order to serve you better, we ask that you register in advance. This helps the instructor plan and assures us that there is interest in the course offering. The 10 percent senior discount applies to ages 60+ with course fees of $50 or more.

Time 10:15-11:10 a.m.

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Summer 2017 Classes – Senior Fitness/Music

Music

Music Together® Teacher Schedule Instructor Day

Classes for Parents & Children

Ms. Patti Papworth Ms. Breianne McKinley

MUSIC TOGETHER®

Music Together®, an internationally-recognized music and movement program, engages early childhood music development for infant, toddler and preschool children and their parents and other primary caregivers through mixed-aged classes. It pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally-appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement and, it’s fun! The Music Together® approach develops every child’s birthright of

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Friday

basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music through playful activities rather than the learning of concepts or information about music. Please note: Instructors may be subject to change without notification. It is not the responsibility of McLean Community Center and its instructors to make up, prorate or reimburse any missed classes due to the enrollee’s personal absences and/or schedule conflicts.

Infants-5 years with parent/guardian 8 lessons @ 45 mins, $192/$148 MCC district residents. Activity fee $40, make check payable to Little Steps Music, LLC. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. One activity fee per family. One infant, nine months or younger, can attend FREE with a registered sibling Birth-5 years with parent/guardian Mondays Activity No.

Date

Time

1201.017

M, 6/19-8/14

9:15-10 a.m.

1202.017

M, 6/19-8/14

10:15-11 a.m.

1203.017

M, 6/19-8/14

11:15 a.m.-noon

No lesson on 7/3.

Tuesdays Activity No.

Date

Time

1204.017

Tu, 6/20-8/15

9:15-10 a.m.

1205.017

Tu, 6/20-8/15

10:15-11 a.m.

1206.017

Tu, 6/20-8/15

11:15 a.m.-noon

No lesson on 7/4.

Thursdays Activity No.

Date

Time

1209.017

Th, 6/22-8/17

9:15-10 a.m.

1210.017

Th, 6/22-8/17

10:15-11 a.m.

No lesson on 7/6.

Fridays Activity No.

Date

Time

1211.017

F, 6/23-8/18

9:15-10 a.m.

1212.017

F, 6/23-8/18

10:15-11 a.m.

No lesson on 7/7.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure participants will be picked up and dropped off at the temporary MCC classes facility, located at 6645 Old Dominion Dr., in the McLean Square Shopping Center. For more information, contact the registrar at 703-744-9365 or registrar@mcleancenter.org.

Camps for Children FISHING CAMP PROGRAMS

All skill levels of anglers are welcome. Fish and Explore camps are travel camps. Each day, we transport campers to a new location to discover the wonders of the outdoors. We will provide all gear and necessary equipment for each camp. This will include fishing rods, tackle, lures and bait. Fish and Explore will provide transportation for all camps. Lifejackets will be supplied and required while on a boat or in the water. Bring lunch, snack, a change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and a towel. For itineraries and more, visit www.fishandexplore. com or contact John Lipetz with any questions at 703‑609‑8083 or jdlipetz@fishandexplore.com. YOUNG ANGLERS (OFF-SITE)

Fish and Explore transports campers daily to lakes, rivers and other local waterways. Everyone will catch fish. Children learn water safety, nature awareness and the basics of fresh and saltwater fishing from casting and rigging, to knot-tying, to selecting tackle and lures and identifying fish. Campers will fish different types of water: public and private lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, streams, creeks and the Chesapeake Bay over the course of the week. Specific locations vary based on water levels and fishing conditions. Led by Fish and Explore Staff. 7-10 years (must be 7 years old by the start of camp) 5 days @ 8 hrs, $525/$510 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1802.117

M-F, 7/24-7/28

NATURE CAMP PROGRAMS

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fish and Explore camps are travel camps. Each day, campers will be transported by Fish and Explore to a new location to discover the wonders of the outdoors. All outdoor and safety gear and necessary equipment for camp will be provided. Bring lunch, snack, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel. Campers are encouraged to bring their own cameras. For itineraries and more, visit www.fishandexplore.com or contact John Lipetz with any questions at 703-609-8083 or jdlipetz@fishandexplore.com.

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NATIVE ANIMAL EXPLORER (NAE) 1 AND 2 (OFF-SITE) Fish and Explore will transport campers daily. Hike trails and wade streams, walk ponds and lake shores to find native wildlife. Each day, campers will travel to a new location. Campers will observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles, crayfish, minnows and many smaller critters that live the life aquatic, and their nearby woodland neighbors. Dress to get wet and dirty, this is serious adventure play. Led by Fish and Explore Staff. NAE 1

7-11 years (must be 7 years old by the start of camp) 5 days @ 8 hrs per day, $425/$410 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1801.117

M-F, 7/17-7/21

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

NAE 2

10-16 years (must be 10 years old by the start of camp) 5 days @ 8 hrs per day, $425/$410 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1804.117

M-F, 8/14-8/18

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AND HIKING (OFF-SITE)

Fish and Explore will transport campers daily. Campers will explore the outdoors through their camera’s lens and learn techniques to become a better photographer as they capture animals, landscapes, flora and fauna while on extended hikes on nature trails and in parks. Camp will cover camera functions, lighting, composition and how to upload and save to a flash drive. Special lessons include in-depth techniques to enhance images through lab sessions. Campers are encouraged to bring their own digital cameras. Led by Fish and Explore Staff. 10-17 years (must be 10 years old by the start of camp) 5 lessons @ 8 hrs, $495 /$480 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1803.117

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M-F, 7/31-8/4

8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Summer 2017 Classes – Outdoor Adventure/Safety/Science EUREKA! INVENTION CAMP

The following MCC classes will be held at 6645 Old Dominion Drive, in the McLean Square Shopping Center. For more information, contact the registrar at 703-744-9365 or registrar@mcleancenter.org.

Safety Classes for Children BABYSITTING + AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CPR FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS (OFC)

This class combines Babysitting Lessons and the American Heart Association’s “CPR for Family and Friends.” Students must attend the entire session to receive their certificates. Please bring a doll and a bag lunch to class. Instructor: Linda Lowry. 6-9 Graders 1 lesson @ 6 hrs, $88/$65 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1422.017

Sa, 6/17

9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

SCIENCE

Children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all—their minds. With a little bit of ingenuity, children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said, “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,” this camp is 100% FUN! Instructor: Mad Science Staff. 3-5 years 5 days @ 2 hrs, $294/$245 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1021.117

M-F, 7/10-7/14

1-3 p.m.

6-8 years 5 days @ 2 hrs, $294/$245 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1022.117

M-F, 7/10-7/14

4-6 p.m.

SCIENCE MYSTERIES (FORMERLY KNOWLEDGE COLLEGE)

Mad Science explores mysteries of earth, space, sports, secret codes* and the animal world. As young astronauts, we will explore the mysteries of the solar system and learn how astronauts live and work in space. Use Morse code to send secret messages to your friends. We’ll learn the basics about water pollution, acid rain and the benefits of solar energy. Get in touch with nature by recycling your own garbage and make your very own paper to take home! Discover the relationships between science and sports, including what football players, scientists and ballet dancers have in common. Instructor: Mad Science Staff.

Camp for Children

*Secret codes will only be covered in the 6- to 8-year-old group. 3-5 years 5 days @ 2 hrs, $294/$245 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time Mad Science of Washington has been sparking imaginative learning in preschool and elementary aged children since 1995. We make science fun using chemicals, hands-on experiments and cool equipment, including Van De Graaf generators, cotton candy machines, lasers and more!

1023.117

M-F, 7/31-8/4

1-3 p.m.

6-8 years 5 days @ 2 hrs, $294/$245 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1024.117

M-F, 7/31-8/4

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4-6 p.m.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide McLean Project for the Arts’ classes will be held at MPA@ChainBridge, 1446 Chain Bridge Rd., in the Giant Shopping Center. Questions? Contact Christina Girardi at 703‑790‑1953 or cgirardi@mpaart.org. The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) offers the following art classes and workshops for children, teens and adults taught by its professional art faculty. Instructors and supply lists for each class are listed on MPA’s website, www.mpaart.org.

Visual Art

Camps for Children

MPA SUMMER STEAM (ART + STEM) CAMP 2017 All details at mpaart.org/education/summer-artcamps. Campers of all artistic and coding experience are welcome! MPA is offering STEAM (Art + STEM), week-long programs integrating classic elements of art with computer coding fundamentals. For half of each day, campers will learn about and create art in MPA’s professional studio (1446 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean), and for the other half they will learn how to write their own code with individualized instruction and according to their own interests at 6647-A Old Dominion Drive, McLean.

SCULPTURE: 2D AND 3D CREATION

Art: Construct your own crazy creatures, zany structures, imaginary machines and moveable mobiles working with clay, wire, plastic, different papers and up-cycled found materials. Through spatial problem-solving and experimenting with different textures and mixed media, you will experiment with 2D and 3D assemblage methods to add to, subtract from and expand your creations. We will also learn what it means to be an environmentally friendly artist by reimagining uses for household materials we throw away every day, and discovering how to conserve our artist materials. Coding: Flow through the steps of the software development cycle when you plan, design, code and debug your own 2D Rube Goldberg Machine, perhaps using some of those same structures created at MPA! Kick off your 3D experience by solving puzzles to navigate a character through a 3D world using Swift, the programming language used to code iOS applications. 5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $475/$445 MCC district residents. 7-9 years Activity No.

Date

Time

6201.117

M-F, 6/19-6/23

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

6207.117

M-F, 7/31-8/4

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Date

Time

6211.117

M-F, 6/19-6/23

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

6217.117

M-F, 7/31-8/4

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

10-12 years Activity No.

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Summer 2017 Classes – Visual Art EXPLORING THE ELEMENTS OF ART AND CODING

ANCIENT TO MODERN MYTHS

Art: Draw, print, collage, paint and construct your way through ancient and modern-day lore and folktales from across the world, including Roman, Greek, Celtic, Native American and Eastern traditions. Learn how colors have different meanings depending on the culture and practice proportion and rendering techniques with your subjects. Discover stories and imagery inspired from these different cultures, which will inspire you to create your own legendary tales through 2D and 3D art with your own mythological characters and settings. Coding: Inspired by a folktale you discussed at MPA or want to create one of your own? Remix it using Scratch and Minecraft mods! Recreate the characters, write your own story and build quizzes with fun facts and questions to ask your friends and family. Top it off by creating your version of the items and potions used in your favorite ancient legends and introducing them in your Minecraft world.

Art: Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of art while drawing and painting with various materials, focusing on observation, value, texture, color, realism and abstraction. Work with pen, graphite, charcoal, pastels, acrylic and watercolor paints, and collage techniques while you learn about influential artists and how to problem-solve through the artistic process. Coding: Master the fundamentals of coding by learning to code in Scratch, Swift, Python or Java. Discover sequences, for-loops, parallelism, conditionals and data manipulation through a series of coding projects designed to develop new coders and accelerate advanced coders. 3 lessons @ 7 hrs, $285/$270 MCC district residents. 7-9 years Activity No. 6203.117

10-12 years Activity No. 6213.117

Date

Time

W-F, 7/5-7/7

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Date

Time

W-F, 7/5-7/7

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $475/$445 MCC district residents. 7-9 years Activity No. 6205.117

10-12 years Activity No. 6215.117

Date

Time

M-F, 7/17-7/21

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Date

Time

M-F, 7/17-7/21

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $475/$445 MCC district residents. 7-9 years Activity No.

Date

Time

6202.117

M-F, 6/26-6/30

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

6206.117

M-F, 7/24-7/28

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Date

Time

6212.117

M-F, 6/26-6/30

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

6216.117

M-F, 7/24-7/28

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

10-12 years Activity No.

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Summer 2017 Program Guide HEROES AND VILLAINS: CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Classes for Adults & Teens

Art: Who is a hero in your life or imagination? What despicable traits does a villain possess? Craft a fantastic adventure story this week as you learn about character development, storyboarding, emotion and expression, and storytelling through images. Fly through drawing, painting, collaging and 3D construction as you create your settings and characters, both good and bad, to fuel your saga. Coding: Bring your characters to life through coding! Use the Scratch programming language to create characters and have them move, talk and interact in their own digital world. The coding fun continues as you create custom items, armor and costumes for your heroes and villains in Minecraft. 5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $475/$445 MCC district residents. 7-9 years Activity No.

Date

Time

6204.117

M-F, 7/10-7/14

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

6208.117

M-F, 8/7-8/11

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Date

Time

6214.117

M-F, 7/10-7/14

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

6218.117

M-F, 8/7-8/11

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

10-12 years Activity No.

INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN

Jump in and learn to create content that tells your story! This workshop will introduce you to the principles of design and how designers think and work. We will focus on two tools from the Adobe Creative Cloud; Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. You will need to come to class with the latest versions of Photoshop and Illustrator loaded on your laptop. Free trials of this software are available for 30 days at: https://www.adobe.com/ downloads.html. Instructor: Kristin Reiber Harris. 16 years-Adults 5 lessons @ 2.5 hrs, $250/$230 MCC district residents. Activity No.

6601.017

Date

Time

M-F, 6/19-6/23

5:30-8 p.m.

MPA’s Classical Drawing and Painting Program for Teens VOSLER YOUNG ARTISTS’ STUDIO @ MPA For any young artist with the desire to learn classical drawing. No previous experience is necessary. This workshop will introduce the young artist to a classical atelier program of instruction. Students will draw a variety of pictures in charcoal throughout the week including copy work from the late 19th century BargueGerome Drawing Course, culminating in a session with a live model on Friday. The Bargue drawings this year will include different content on the human skull and muscles of the face and neck. Students will have at least two finished portfolio drawings by the end of the week, and parents and families are encouraged to attend the closing certificate ceremony on Friday. During lunch, guest artists will be invited to speak to the students. Students will learn to draw through direct observation led by master instructor, Kerry Vosler. All materials provided. Please bring a bag lunch.

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13-18 years 5 lessons @ 6.5 hrs, $445/$415 MCC district residents. Activity No. 6209.117

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Date

Time

M-F, 8/14-8/18

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


Summer 2017 Classes – Visual Art PAINTING: COLOR THEORY

This class will change the way you observe the world around you and approach your painting! Learn the properties of color, including hue, value and saturation and how to mix and apply color effectively. We’ll build our knowledge of color usage from color wheels and concepts such as atmospheric perspective and the surprising emotional and psychological aspects of color. Instructor: Naomi Chung.

WATERCOLOR: LOOSE AND BEAUTIFUL

Open to students of all levels. Discover the versatility and fluidity of this medium. Loosen up and learn to achieve glowing and beautiful colors. Demonstrations of color mixing, wet on wet, spattering, lifting and other loose approaches. Learn to work from reference photos and create harmonious and interesting pieces of art. Elements of design, composition and balance will be discussed. Instructor: Lubna Zahid. 16 years-Adults 7 lessons @ 2 hrs, $205/$185 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6602.017

M, 7/10-8/21

16 years-Adults 7 lessons @ 2.5 hrs, $255/$230 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6604.017

Sa, 7/8-8/19

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

7-9 p.m.

DRAWING 101

We will fall in love with our drawing tools by exploring all the different media available to us, including different pencil weights, charcoal, paper types and more. Your skills and confidence will grow as you learn drawing fundamentals working with line, texture, shading and simple forms as you draw from life. Instructor: Rula Brock.

Open Studio Open drawing sessions with a live model. Tuesday sessions feature shorter poses, while Saturday sessions feature one long pose. Save when you register for the series!

16 years-Adults

All individual drop-in sessions, $10.

7 lessons @ 2 hrs, $205/$185 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

8 sessions @ 2.5 hrs, $65/$60 MCC district residents.

6603.017

W, 7/12-8/23

5-7 p.m.

Activity No. 6605.017

Date

Time

Tu, 6/27-8/22

7-9:30 p.m.

No session on 7/4.

8 sessions @ 3 hrs, $65/$60 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6606.017

Sa, 7/8-8/26

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1-4 p.m.

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Important Registration Information

Registration Processing EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

• Online Just click on the green “Register” button in the upper right corner of any page of our website, or on a seven-digit activity number, which will link you to our online registration system. Online registration begins at midnight on the registration start date. • Mail/Fax Mail a completed registration form with payment in the form of a check, money order or credit card to: McLean Community Center, Attn: Registrar, 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean VA 22101. Completed forms may be faxed to 703‑653-9435. • In Person/Drop Off You may register in person at the Registration Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. At other times, drop a completed registration form and payment (in the form of a check or money order, or by completing the credit card information on the form) into the registration boxes located at the registration desk or administrative offices.

REGISTRATION BEGINS

• Registration begins on Monday, May 8, for MCC tax district residents; Registration begins on Monday, May 15, for all others. • All mail-in and drop-off registration forms received before the designated ­registration date will be processed on the ­designated date. • Instructors may not accept registrations or extend verbal commitments.

PAYMENT

• Payment is due at the time of registration in the form of a check, money order or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) number with expiration date. If paying by check, please make payable to McLean Community Center, unless otherwise noted. • Receipt confirmations will be emailed. If no email address is provided, receipt confirmations will be mailed.

SENIOR DISCOUNTS

• Senior citizens (age 60 and older) are eligible to receive a ten (10) percent discount on classes except where noted. • Senior discounts are not available for tours and other activities.

MATERIALS FEE

• All materials fees are due to the instructor on the first day of class, unless otherwise noted.

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CLASS AND ACTIVITY REFUND POLICY

• All withdrawals, refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org. • Patrons who submit refund requests 14 days or more before the start date of a class or activity, will be granted a refund, minus a $25 processing fee. Refunds requested less than 14 days before the start date of the class or activity will not be granted.

SUMMER CAMP REFUND POLICY

• The Center will issue a full refund when a camp program is canceled by the Center. • All withdrawals, refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org. • Request for withdrawals/cancellations before April 3, 2017 — Patrons will receive a full refund. • Request for withdrawals/cancellations after April 3, 2017 — Patrons will be charged a $100 processing fee which will be deducted from the total amount paid. They will receive a refund for the remaining amount. • If a replacement can be found to fill the space vacated by the cancellation/ withdrawal, the $100 processing fee will be refunded to the patron. • If a replacement cannot be found, a refund will not be issued.

RESTRICTIONS

• Once a class, camp or activity is in ­session, refunds may be granted only for medical reasons or for extenuating circumstances as determined by the General Programs Director and the ­Registrar. Medical requests must be ­accompanied by a doctor’s note (verification).

ABSENCES FROM CLASS

• Absences and personal scheduling conflicts are not reimbursable. • The Center is not obligated to make up classes due to absences and personal scheduling conflicts. However, each instructor has her/his own make-up policy; arrangements for make-up classes are scheduled through individual instructors. Please do not contact the Center.

General Information

HOLIDAY AND INCLEMENT WEATHER • See MCC’s holiday schedule on the table of contents page (p. 1). • The class program follows Fairfax ­County Public Schools’ inclement ­weather policy. In case of inclement weather, check our website (www.mcleancenter.org), call 703‑790‑0123, TTY: 711 (hearing impaired), or listen for cancellation information on local radio stations.

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• Classes canceled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled, if possible. If not, a prorated refund will be issued.

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS

• To make arrangements for accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please mark the appropriate box on the registration form so the Center may contact you to ascertain your needs. • Accommodation request should be made no fewer than 14 working days prior to the start date of the activity by calling the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 (hearing impaired) to make arrangements. For more information, contact the Registrar at 703‑744-9365, TTY: 711.

Travel and Tour Policies See page 13 for full Travel and Tour policies.

Celebrating 50 Years of Service: Join Friends of the MCC Today! The Friends of the McLean Community Center founded and helped support development of the Center. Today, they remain committed to helping support its many programs and activities. If you enjoy the MCC and want to amp up your appreciation and involvement in Center endeavors, then join Friends today. Become a part of this legacy of achievement and support Friends with your $25 tax-deductible membership. In appreciation, Friends members receive special benefits as pre-sales and registrations allow.

Join & Learn More at: www.FriendsMCC.com If you have questions about Friends or would be interested in making a donation, please email Friends at info@friendsmcc.com. You may also reach a member of the Friends Board by calling 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.


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To become a member of Friends of the McLean Community Center, you may charge your $25 tax-deductible membership at www.FriendsMCC.com or you may enclose a separate check made payable to Friends of MCC with this registration. The McLean Community Center reserves the right to photograph and videotape all of its activities, events, classes, programs and facilities for promotional purposes. I have read and agree to participate in the activity/event according to the registration procedures stated on page 36: _______

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MCC 2017 Summer Program Guide  

Contains information on the Center's programs, classes, camps and events for May through August 2017. McLean Community Center is an agency o...

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