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2017

Winter-Spring

Program Guide

Schedule of Classes, Camps and Events

McLean, It’s Our Time to Shine!


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 1A-Dranesville). 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, Arthur Lee, Steve Caruso

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

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 Nicole Daly, 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 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101 Main telephone number: 703-790-0123 TTY: 711 (hearing impaired only) Fax: 703-556-0547 Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – midnight Sunday: noon – 6 p.m. Website: www.mcleancenter.org E-mail: mail@mcleancenter.org The Center will be CLOSED on the following days: New Year's Day (1/1–2), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16), Inauguration (1/20), George Washington’s Day (2/20), Alden Box Office: 703-790-9223 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. A Fairfax County, VA, publication Published by the McLean Community Center

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:

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

Still not sure? Call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, prior to registering for programs that have nonresident fees.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Center News.................................................. 2–5 McLean Project for the Arts............................ 6–7 Special Events................................................ 8–9

McLean Traveler........................................10–11 The Alden..................................................12–16 Community Arts ............................................... 17

Children’s Events.......................................18–19 The Old Firehouse (Teens)..........................20–23 Winter Calendar........................................24–25

Winter 2016 Classes..................................26–47 Art...................................................................... 26–31 Bridge....................................................................... 31 Chess........................................................................ 32 Creative Play............................................................ 32

Dance................................................................ 33–37 Fitness/Yoga...................................................... 37–39 Fitness (50+)...................................................... 39–40 Music........................................................................ 41 Safety....................................................................... 42 Science..................................................................... 42

Senior Moments Adult Learning...................... 43–44 Technology/Computer Science........................ 44–45 Theater..................................................................... 46 Writing...................................................................... 46

Registration Information................................... 48 Registration Form...............Inside

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CENTER WILL USE LOCAL VENUES TO CONTINUE PROGRAMS

“We will relocate and occupy these spaces in March with hopes of moving back to the newly renovated community center by the fall of 2018. We want to continue to meet the needs of the community throughout this period of transition and we feel fortunate to have found locations that will allow us to do just that,” said Sachs.

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McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATION & EXPANSION PROJECT BEGINS APRIL 1; In April 2017, work to renovate the McLean Community Center’s (MCC) Ingleside Avenue facility is scheduled to begin. To ensure the Center’s programs and services will continue uninterrupted, MCC Executive Director George Sachs has worked with Fairfax County’s Facilities Management Department to find and secure rental properties for a 22-month period, beginning as early as March 2017.

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MCC on the Move!

During the construction period of the renovation, MCC’s administrative offices will be located in the same shopping center as the new classroom space, at 6631 Old Dominion Dr., on the first floor of the Century 21 New Millennium building. This space will house the executive director, finance, facilities and public information offices of the Center. The large, outdoor community events produced by the Center also will continue to be offered. The Spring and Fall Community Garage Sales will be held at the parking garage at 1420 Beverly Rd.; McLean Day 2017 will be held at Lewinsville Park and the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will be return to Churchill Road School for a second year.

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Center News Jammin’ Juniors, the free, preschool concerts offered by The Alden will be held in local parks, while other performances will be presented in community-based venues. MCC is continuing to identify additional spaces for the dance program, indoor special events and performing arts programs. The McLean Projects for the Arts, currently located on the second floor of MCC, will be relocating to their temporary location in the Giant Shopping Center. The storefront is located between CVS and Kazan’s Restaurant. Their official address will be 1446 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22101. MCC will continue to handle registration for MPA-sponsored art classes, which will be held at their studio. For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. McLean, It’s Our Time to Shine!

RENOVATION & EXPANSION PROJECT: HERE’S WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU The McLean Community Center, which opened in October 1975, has undergone a number of enhancements over the years and is sound and wellmaintained. However, the Ingleside Avenue facility is also in great need of updating in order to better meet the needs of its current and future patrons. The renovation and expansion project is estimated to cost approximately $8 million and is fully funded. The input of Small District 1A-Dranesville residents has been sought and responded to throughout the planning process through surveys and public meetings.

McLean Community Center Renovation & Expansion Project

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There will be some big changes and adjustments for MCC patrons in the coming months, these short-term inconveniences will result in many, long-term benefits for district residents and other patrons once the renovation has been completed. The renovation and expansion project will:

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(Top) Current view of the front entrance. (Bottom) Conceptual rendering of the renovated front entrance.

PERFORMING ARTS DIRECTOR THEATER ADMINISTRATION

• Improve and enhance the storm water management system, while saving as many trees on the property as possible. • Centralize front desk operations and improve patrons’ access to customer service.

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Conceptual rendering of the renovated courtyard.

• Include a courtyard with seating and landscaping.

Is It Your Turn to Serve?

• Improve visibility and access to the second floor for the McLean Project for the Arts and The Alden balcony entrance.

RUN FOR A SEAT ON MCC’S 2017-2018 GOVERNING BOARD

• Re-grade and resurface the existing parking lot, add additional parking spaces and improve walkway lighting. • Consolidate the Center’s administrative offices into one, cohesive area. These enhancements will allow the Center to provide its programs and services more efficiently and in a more cost-effective manner for many years to come—and that benefits everyone. For updates on the project, visit the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org, and click on “Ingleside Renovation Update” under the Quick Links box on the left.

The McLean Community Center is looking for district residents to serve on its Governing Board. The Board sets policy, approves budgets and provides general oversight for Center programs and facilities. Board members have a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life for district residents. Openings: Three adult board seats and two youth board seats. Term of Office: Three years for adults and one year for youths. Eligibility: All candidates must be residents of the Center’s tax district (Small District 1A-Dranesville District). One youth candidate from the area served by McLean High School will be elected and one youth candidate from the area served by Langley High School will be elected. Youth candidates need not attend these schools, but must run for the seat representing the area where they live. Petitions:

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Each candidate must obtain ten (10) signatures of endorsement from district residents and submit information about his or her candidacy for publication. For a youth candidate, the ten (10) required signatures must also be from youths living in her or his high school area. Petition forms will be available at MCC starting on Monday, Jan. 23.

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Center News Deadline: Petitions must be filed at MCC no later than 5 p.m., on Friday, March 17. Election: Residents of the Center’s tax district may vote for Board members on McLean Day, Saturday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park, or by absentee ballot from Monday, April 10, through Wednesday, May 17. Adults vote for adult candidates only, and youths vote for youth candidates only. For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.

BOARD APPROVES BUDGET

McLean Community Center Mission

After a public hearing on September 12, the Center’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, July 1, 2017– June 30, 2018, was approved by the MCC Governing Board at its meeting on September 28. The tax rate to support the Center was maintained at 2.3 cents per $100 of assessed real estate values. The County Board of Supervisors will consider the Center’s budget for final approval in April. View highlights of the FY 2018 budget on the Center’s website: www.mcleancenter.org.

Our Core Purpose

WE’D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU

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

The McLean Community Center Governing Board is holding a Public Hearing on MCC Programs at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at the Center. The Governing Board’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting will follow the public hearing. All meetings of the Board are open to the public. Residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville, the Center’s tax district, are encouraged to attend the hearing to voice their opinions on current offerings at the Center and to make suggestions for future programs. The hearing is the first step in planning for the FY 2019 budget cycle, which begins July 1, 2018. The Center is home to the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and includes the Old Firehouse Teen Center, which is located at 1440 Chain Bridge Road. Residents who would like to have their names placed on the speakers’ list for the hearing may call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. Residents also may make comments at the meeting without prior notice and may submit written comments in person or by mail, fax (703‑556-0547), or e-mail (feedback@mcleancenter.org). Residents who want to find out if they live within the Center’s tax district or who want more information, may call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. A map of the tax district is on the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org.

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 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 Winter Exhibitions Schedule JANUARY 12 – MARCH 4, 2017

Emerson Gallery CONSTRUCTION WORK: NEW SCULPTURE BY MARY WALKER

These wall sculptures and installations combine imagery and concepts from natural science and the landscape. Found objects such as cable, screws, nuts and bolts are included in these works as well, referring to the process of building and constructing.

MPA ON THE MOVE! MPA will continue to run exhibitions and classes at their current location at the McLean Community Center with an additional gallery, MPA’s Chain Bridge Gallery, opening December 2016 at 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA (located in the Giant Shopping Center). MPA exhibitions, classes, ArtReach tours, and offices will be located at the Chain Bridge location full time beginning April 1 during the MCC construction. See www.MPAart. org for more details and dates.

Mary Walker, Catenary, mixed media.

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MPA’s Chain Bridge Gallery

BUILDING PICTURES: MONOPRINTS BY ALICE KRESSE

DECEMBER 8, 2016–JANUARY 21, 2017

Alice Kresse brings her long career as a graphic designer to bear on her work in the medium of printmaking, creating images that are poetic, carefully balanced and multilayered. Her Alice Kresse, Oh Pink Grotesk, monoprint. chosen process, monoprinting, allows her to “construct” an image, much as you would construct an object, building layer upon layer, adding elements until the whole is complete.

Ramp Gallery POWER POLES AND CONSTRUCTIONS: SCULPTURE BY ALONZO DAVIS Inspired by his travels and influenced by cultures from around the world, Davis brings together a myriad of materials to build sculpture and woven paintings that reflect both our similarities and our unique cultural voices.

MOVING THROUGH: WORKS BY DAVID A. DOUGLAS Working somewhere between drawing and photography, Douglas creates large-scale works that explore the power of place.

David A. Douglas, Study for Moving Through, mixed media.

FEBRUARY – MARCH 2017 SCULPTURE NOW

An exhibition of sculpture in all its forms and permutations, it offers a sampling of work by artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. The exhibition is organized in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group, a nonprofit artist membership organization with over 450 members. Included will be works utilizing mechanics, sound, light, carpentry, metalworking and a myriad of other processes and materials.

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 26–30). Art gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., M c LEAN PROJE CT FOR THE ARTS STAFF Saturdays 11a.m.–5 p.m. MPA Chain Bridge Gallery will open December 2016 Lori Carbonneau, Executive Director Nancy Sausser, Exhibitions Director with the same hours. Sharon Fishel, ArtReach Director For more information, call 703-790-1953, Christina Girardi, Education Director or visit www.mpaart.org.

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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Jewelry and Fashion Accessories

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 10 a.m.–5 p.m. McLean Community Center Admission: $5, Children age 12 and younger Free. This trendy, juried event features inspired, handcrafted jewelry and independent-label fashion and accessories. Prices are competitive and items range from casual to elegant. Check our website and Facebook page for the latest details as they develop at www.mcleancenter.org.

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Get ready to shop ‘til you drop! When you do, stay for lunch!

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Special Events

Spring Community Garage Sale Saturday, April 22, 2017 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 1420 Beverly Road, (intersection of Ingleside Ave. and Beverly Rd.) Space Fee: $45. Vendor spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Admission: Free Residents selling used household items are welcome. Limited commercial vendors or flea market dealers are also welcome. Register for your space early! Advanced registration is required. To register for a vendor space: • Use Activity No. 2001.317.

• To register in person, complete the registration form located on the inside back cover of this program guide. • Online, go to www.mcleancenter.org and click “Register” on the top right corner of any page. • Vendor space registration deadline is Wednesday, April 19.

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McLean Day 2017

Produced by the McLean Community Center Saturday, May 20, 2017 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Governing Board Elections: 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va. 22101 Admission: Free Bring the family and enjoy the fun at McLean’s most popular annual event. Many free activities. Enjoy laser tag, field games, live entertainment, a children’s stage, great food, a petting zoo, exhibitor booths, balloon animals, games, tennis clinic, a magician, parking at free shuttle sites and more. Large and small carnival rides—tickets sold on site. Vote for your favorite McLean Community Center Governing Board candidate at the event or in advance at MCC. Exhibitor Space:

We thank General Assets, Inc. for their support and generosity in providing the venue and Giant Food and McLean Properties for providing parking for our customers.

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 703-556-0547.

Sign up now for a McLean Day exhibitor booth space to promote your organization, community group or business. Crafters are welcome! Exhibitor applications are available on our website. Spaces are sold on a firstcome, first-served basis, so act now before you miss out! Food Truck Applications: Applications are currently available online. Sponsorships: Become a McLean Day Sponsor and show your community spirit at this highly-visible event averaging 13,000 patrons. Please check our website for specific criteria, instructions and information at www.mcleancenter.org/special-events.

For further assistance, please call Special Events at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 or go to our website: www.mcleancenter.org/special-events/volunteers.

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McLEAN TRAVELER 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 The theme of the 2017 Philadelphia Flower show is “Holland” but there will be much more than just tulips on display! This is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show and the longest running show in North America. The Philadelphia Horticultural Society has promised creative Dutch landscapes, previewing Holland’s top landscape architects as well as Holland’s history, art and culture. Just picture windmills, canals, wooden shoes and so many other tributes to the Netherlands and their diverse gardening techniques. As in years past, garden shoppers will be thrilled with the more than 180 dealers selling everything from garden furniture to unique plants and flowers. Horticulture, artistic culinary lectures and demonstrations by world-class experts are all free to show visitors. Lunch will be on your own. Feel free to sample from the plentiful food vendors at the Convention Center or across the street at the Historic Reading Terminal Market, where the selections range from Philly cheesesteaks to home baked Amish goods. Sign up early! This day trip fills up quickly.

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Activity No. 7002.317

$136 /$131 MCC district residents, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, tickets to the flower show, a morning snack and a driver’s tip. Arrive at MCC at 6:45 a.m. Bus departs promptly at 7 a.m. Bus returns to MCC at approximately 8 p.m. Make checks payable to Excursionaire. Questions? Call Maureen Cyron at 703‑323-9040.

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McLean Traveler

Fredericksburg Garden Day TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017

Garden Week is always such a beautiful experience wherever the destination is in Virginia. This year, the historic town of Fredericksburg is the ideal place to visit during this special time. Visitors will walk from the 18th century into the 21st century as they tour six homes and three additional gardens in the Kenmore Valley neighborhood of Fredericksburg. In addition to visiting the homes and gardens, the Plein Air artist group of Fredericksburg will be painting that day and they will give away a painting to one lucky guest. The transportation committee has arranged a bus drop-off and pick-up area on the route to help with those who do not want to walk far. Garden Week in Virginia is always popular, so sign up early for this spectacular spring day trip. Bring a friend or two and spend the day wandering through gardens and homes where “the past meets the present.” Lunch will be at Bistro Bethem, which sits in the historic district of Fredericksburg. Owned by an innovative young couple, they create fresh, seasonal menus with a southern accent. Activity No. 7004.317 $149 per person/$144 MCC district residents, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, all admissions to homes and gardens, delicious served lunch, a morning snack and a driver’s tip. Pickup location to be determined. Arrive by 7:45 a.m. Bus departs promptly at 8 a.m. Bus returns at approximately 6 p.m. Make checks payable to Excursionaire. Question? Call Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040.

DAY TRIP GUIDELINES

Please Note:

Day Trip Refund/Withdrawal Policy: Patrons who submit refund/withdrawal requests in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org 14 days or more before the date of a day trip will receive a full refund. Due to the costs associated with meal reservations, tickets and chartered transportation, refunds will not be granted to patrons who submit requests less than 14 days before a day trip date, unless a substitute is provided in their place. Refunds/Withdrawals may be granted only for medical reasons or for extenuating circumstances as determined by the General Program Director. Medical requests must be accompanied by doctor’s note.

• Most day trips and overnight tours require a fair amount of walking. Participants should be fit and able to handle the activities included in the tour. Someone who can and will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance must accompany participants who require extraordinary care. • 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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Tickets for all performances are on sale now. See box office hours on page 16. Thursday, Jan. 12

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Speakers and Education

“Brush Up Your Shakespeare”

Saturday, Jan. 14

1 p.m.

Kids and Families

Barter Theatre: "The Ugly Duckling"

Saturday, Jan. 14

4 p.m.

Kids and Families

Barter Theatre: "The Giver"

Sunday, Jan. 15

2 p.m.

Speakers and Education

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: Chuck D: “Rap, Race, Reality”

Saturday, Jan. 21

2 p.m.

Theater

American Shakespeare Center: “Two Gentlemen of Verona"

Saturday, Jan. 21

8 p.m.

Theater

American Shakespeare Center: "Romeo and Juliet"

Sunday, Jan. 22

2 p.m.

Theater

American Shakespeare Center: "Our Town"

Saturday, Jan. 28

6:30 p.m.

Speakers and Education

“Flamenco 101”

Saturday, Jan. 28

8 p.m.

Dance

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: "Poema de Andalucía"

Saturday, Feb. 4

2 p.m.

Magic

The Amazing Max

Saturday, Feb. 25

8 p.m.

Music

The Hot Club of San Francisco featuring Isabelle Fontaine: “Meet Me in Paris”

Saturday, Apr. 1

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Theater

Aquila Theatre: "The Trojan War - Our Warrior Chorus"

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 17

12:30 p.m.

Kids and Families

Jammin' Juniors: Farmer Jason

Theater

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER (ASC) ON HOT TICKET TOUR’S SHAKESPEARE WEEKEND AT THE ALDEN www.americanshakespearecenter.com Back by popular demand, ASC on Tour brings its fastpaced, super-accessible interpretations of the Bard’s best to The Alden. ASC recreates Shakespeare’s performance conditions by performing with the lights on and with audience members sitting on stage and even interacting with the performers. And just as in Shakespeare’s time, before the show the cast sings and plays contemporary music related to the play, but in ASC’s case it’s Lady Gaga and Prince. And if that’s not enough, you can even get a dog at the show. Seriously! See page 15 for information about the panel discussion, "Brush Up Your Shakespeare." Ticket packages are available for all three plays and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” for $88/$60 MCC district residents.

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The Alden

THE ALDEN SHAKESPEARE’S “TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA” HOT TICKET Saturday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.; Live music at 1:30 p.m. $35/$25 MCC district residents When long-distance love tangles the heartstrings of the play’s title characters, it takes two clever women, a pair of devoted servants and a dog to make things right. Jealous lovers, a cross-dressing heroine and a daring escape into the forest make this comedy simultaneously a familiar and completely refreshing trip. This performance will feature in its cast an adoptable dog from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Please visit the shelter in the lobby before and after the show to meet “Crab” and other adoptable animals. TICKET SHAKESPEARE’S “ROMEO AND JULIET” HOT Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m.; Live music at 7:30 p.m. $35/$25 MCC district residents With its ravishing language and uproarious comedy, “Romeo and Juliet” celebrates love’s triumph and its trivialities. Verona’s walls embrace the volatility of youth as well as the wisdom and restraint that often escape young and old alike. Thumb-biting, dance and swordplay share the stage with sonnets, bawdy wit and soul-searching speeches in this profoundly human and always surprising treasure.

HOT

THORNTON WILDER’S “OUR TOWN” TICKET Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m.; Live music at 1:30 p.m. $35/$25 MCC district residents A moving look at life in the small town of Grover’s Corners, “Our Town” examines what it means to grow up. Through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity,” Thornton Wilder studies the deeply personal yet remarkably universal lives of the Webb and Gibbs families. This poignant American tale explores friendship, love and death, but most importantly, what it truly means to live.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide AQUILA THEATRE “THE TROJAN WAR: OUR WARRIOR CHORUS” Saturday, April 1, 8 p.m. $35/$25 veterans and current military/$20 MCC district residents Classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war. “The Trojan War” incorporates Aquila’s distinctive theatrical style of combining superb acting with expert movement, original music, innovative design and groundbreaking direction. Gripping stories of modern war will be woven into the narrative of the ancient myths in a multi-media format that uses live action, film, bold projections, thrilling music and American combat veterans. The Warrior Chorus is a national program that brings together men and women who served in the United States military and trains them to the highest level in the performing arts and humanities.

Dance

HOT

FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA TICKET "POEMA DE ANDALUCÍA" www.flamenco-vivo.org Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. $35/$20 MCC district residents You’ll forget all about the winter weather outside when Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana heats up The Alden. Flamenco Vivo brings an exciting evening of flamenco to the stage featuring accomplished artists from the U.S. and Spain. See page 15 for the pre-show lecture "Flamenco 101."

Music

THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO FEATURING ISABELLE FONTAINE: “MEET ME IN PARIS” http://www.hotclubsf.com Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. $35/$20 MCC district residents The acclaimed Hot Club of San Francisco and the popular French vocalist Isabelle Fontaine bring you “Meet Me in Paris,” a charming concert invoking an unforgettable Parisian experience. The guitar and strings sounds of 1920s and ‘30s gypsy jazz combine with a French chanteuse to recreate Paris and La Belle Époque right in The Alden!

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Kids & Families

BARTER THEATRE “The Ugly Duckling” www.bartertheatre.com Saturday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m. $15/$10 MCC district residents For ages 4+. It’s hard being different. When a strange egg shows up in Mama Duck’s nest and hatches, a very ugly duckling is born. After many failed attempts to “fit in,” the ugly duckling sets out on a journey to find his true place in the world. He soon realizes that he must learn to love himself before he can discover who he really is. Join us in the lobby starting at noon for a duck petting zoo from Squeals on Wheels. BARTER THEATRE “The Giver” www.bartertheatre.com Saturday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m. $15/$10 MCC district residents For ages 9+. Jonas' world is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life and the hypocrisy of his safe world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise and to take control of your own destiny. THE AMAZING MAX HOT TICKET www.theamazingmaxlive.com Saturday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. $15/$10 MCC district residents For ages 5+. Don’t miss this wonderfully delightful magic show. Max Darwin combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This highenergy, interactive and allaround silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

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The Alden

Jammin’ Juniors

NEW LOCATION!

Concerts will be held at Lewinsville Park on the porch of the historic white house, Meadowbrook. Free lunchtime concerts for ages 2 to 5, Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. May 3 May 10 May 17

Peter McCory www.petermccory.com Two of a Kind www.twoofakind.com Farmer Jason www.farmerjason.com

Speakers & Education

“BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE” Thursday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. $5/$3 MCC district residents Experts from the Shakespeare Theatre, American Shakespeare Center and the Folger Shakespeare Library are back to give you a guided tour of the world of Shakespeare in preparation for American Shakespeare Center on Tour’s Shakespeare Weekend at The Alden. #ShakespeareHacked “FLAMENCO 101”

with Estela Vélez de Paredez Saturday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. $5/$3 MCC district residents Flamenco educator and artistic director of Furia Flamenca Estela Vélez de Paredez will start off your evening with a lecture on flamenco history and styles, after which she’ll conduct a Q&A session that will deepen your understanding of flamenco dance and make your experience watching Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana much richer.

Chamber Music CONCERTS AT THE ALDEN Free chamber music concerts cosponsored by the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library and The Alden. All concerts begin at 3 p.m. on the dates below and are open to the public. Tickets are not required. Sunday, Jan. 8 | Sunday, Feb. 26 | Sunday, Mar. 26

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration CHUCK D: "RAP, RACE, REALITY" Sunday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. $20/$10 MCC district residents Best known as leader and cofounder of the legendary rap group, Public Enemy, Chuck D redefined rap music and hiphop culture with the release of Public Enemy's explosive debut album, “Yo Bum Rush the Show,” in 1987. One of Ebony magazine’s "Ten Most Influential Black Americans," Rolling Stone’s "50 Most Important Performers in Rock & Roll History" and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Chuck D is a go-to voice for insight on technology, politics, rap and soul music, and race in America. Few artists have such a sophisticated knowledge and understanding of the intersection of popular culture and politics. as Chuck D will demonstrate by his speech, "Rap, Race, Reality."

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide The Alden Box Office

THE ROBERT AMES ALDEN THEATRE is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages.

By Mail:

Tickets can also be secured using the order form below. Mail orders will be processed as they are received.

Online sales and mail order will be held at Will Call.

Phone:

By Fax:

Box Office Hours

Resident Discounts

703-790-9223

Fax mail order form to 703-790-3187.

Thursday through Saturday: 4–8 p.m. Sunday: noon–4 p.m.

MCC tax district residents remember to select the resident price from the dropdown menu at check-out.

The Box Office is always open one hour prior to ticketed events.

Seating Capacity

The capacity of The Alden is limited to the number of available seats in accordance with Fairfax County fire regulations. Therefore, all patrons, even infants-inarms, must purchase tickets, and a nostanding-room policy is strictly enforced.

Payment Options

We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks and cash at the Box Office window.

By Phone:

Call Ovationtix at 1-866-811-4111, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. M-F or 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat-Sun.

Online:

Please visit www.aldentheatre.org.

Senior & Student Discounts

Student and senior discounts may be available. Proof of age/ID may be requested. Not available for all performances.

Group Rates

Group rates are available for some performances. Use the code “Group8” to get the discount.

Accomodations for Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

The Alden is fully ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To ensure our ability to meet your needs, requests must be made no less than 14 working days prior to the performance or activity you wish to attend. Please e-mail requests to evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Hearing Impaired

The Alden is equipped with an infrared audio system for those who are hearing impaired. It can be used with or without a hearing aid. Please inquire at the Box Office.

Wheelchairs

Seating is available for those who use wheelchairs. Please make arrangements when ordering tickets, as per our ADA accommodation policy above.

Reminder emails

If you purchased tickets online or your email address is connected to your ticketing account, the Alden staff will send you a reminder email in the days leading up to an Alden-presented performance. The email contains directions, area information, and insider tips to help make your experience spectacular. You’ll never forget that you have tickets to a show again!

From our patrons:

“Your pre-show “tips” email was brilliant.” In consideration for the performers and audiences, the use of electronic devices is strictly prohibited in the theatre.

We don’t want you to miss a thing, so performances that are expected to sell out are OT indicated with the “Hot Ticket” THIC KET symbol. We recommend purchasing your tickets to these events immediately.

TICKET ORDER FORM • ALDEN BOX OFFICE • 703-790-9223 Mail to: Alden Box Office, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101

Name:__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________ City: _________________________ State: ____ Zip:_______________ Phone: ________________________________________ Email: ____________________________________________________ Are you an MCC district resident?

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(If you are not sure, see details on the contents page.)

I would like to subscribe to the monthly Alden E-newsletter.

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If paying by credit card, please provide: Card Number: _______________________________ Exp. Date: __________ Signature: _____________________________________

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Tickets ordered online COMMUNITY or by mail will be held at will call. McLEAN CENTER

CCV Code*: _________

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Community Arts

The 2017 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition Each year, the McLean Community Center recognizes the hard work and talent of young performing artists through the James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition. Following a preliminary audition and a final round of competition, prizes (1st - $1,200, 2nd - $800 and 3rd - $400) are awarded in each of four categories: dance, instrumental music, vocal music and theater. High school students who reside or attend school in the MCC tax district (Small District One A-Dranesville) are eligible to apply.

Auditions

Application forms and information about the preliminary rounds and general information about the competition are available at the Center’s reception desk or online at www.aldentheatre.org. • Students may enter more than one category. • A nonrefundable, $20 fee is required for each application form submitted. Application Deadline: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 Preliminary Auditions: Week of March 13 Final Competition: Wednesday, Mar. 29, 8 p.m. Information: Contact Danielle Van Hook at danielle.rohar@fairfaxcounty.gov.

An Alden Production

“THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES”

"THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES"

Audition Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7–8:30 p.m. Who Can Audition: Students ages 10–16 who reside in the MCC tax district. Where: Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center.

Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith Saturday-Sunday, Mar. 11, 12, 18 and 19, 3 p.m. $15/$10 MCC district residents Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of the quintessential children's book of fractured fairy tales. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies and enough stinky cheese to go around.

Audition appointments are required. Email danielle.rohar@fairfaxcounty.gov to select a time.

Community Arts at the McLean Community Center

Performing arts for you, by you. Enjoy a performance by one of McLean’s amateur community arts groups from onstage, backstage or in the audience.

McLean Community Players* www.mcleanplayers.org

“COMPANY” Weekends Feb. 3–19 $25/$23 Seniors/Students/MCC district residents

*Community arts groups are independent organizations not overseen by The Alden Theatre or the McLean Community Center. For questions, comments or more information, please contact the sponsoring organization.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide

CHILDREN'S EVENTS Family Events

Old Firehouse Family Movie Night “The Secret Life of Pets” Friday, March 3, 7–9 p.m. Activity No. 4703.317

$3 per person. Pre-registration is recommended. Gather the whole family and bring your blankets, pillows and camp chairs for our indoor, picnic-style family movie night. Participants will enjoy unlimited free popcorn with the movie on our huge projection screen!

Family Fun Bingo

Friday, March 31, 7–9 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Activity No. 4702.317 $10/$5 MCC district residents. Vertical, horizontal, diagonal or picture frame—whatever your strategy, join us for this family fun-filled evening of bingo! Win great kid-friendly prizes, play guessing games, enjoy light refreshments and more. It’s a great way for families to spend quality time together. Players will enjoy free popcorn and winners will take their pick of prizes! Please register early as space is limited.

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5th and 6th Grader Parties $35/$25 MCC district residents. Advance registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will not be admitted. The Old Firehouse, located at 1440 Chain Bridge Road in McLean, hosts parties for 5th and 6th Graders. These always sold-out, themed and decorated 5th and 6th grader parties include music, dancing, games, free catered food, videos and various attractions. Register online at www.oldfirehouse.org or by phone at 703-448-TEEN (8336). Tickets will not be mailed; staff will check names at the door. A parent/guardian (age 18 or older) must check a child in and out of the Old Firehouse. Date

Activity No.

Party

Friday, Jan. 13, 7-9 p.m.

4602.317

Snow Ball

Friday March 17, 7-9 p.m.

4603.317

St. Paddy’s Party

Friday, May 5, 7-9 p.m.

4604.317

Glow Party

To volunteer: Parents who wish to volunteer for parties must submit an email request to Michael Fisher at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and child’s name. Volunteer hours are 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child.

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Children's Events

Spring Fest

Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-noon $5 per person; children 36 months and younger are free. Registration is required for all participants. Walk-ins will not be accepted New Location!** 

St. Luke’s School, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101. Activity No. 4501.317 For ages 3-8. Spring Fest is a special event that includes self-guided arts and crafts projects, entertainment, and the opportunity for your children to get a professional photo with the Bunny. Remember to bring your Easter basket for our Parent/Child Easter Egg Hunt (10 egg limit). Please register early! Space is limited. ** Due to the renovation of MCC’s Ingleside Avenue facility, this year’s Spring Fest will be hosted at St. Luke’s School.

Camp McLean 2017

Our dynamic Camp McLean program provides a wide array of fun experiences for your children. Children ages 3 to 10 can enjoy trips and performances and explore the world of fitness and much, much more! During each two-week session, our staff of highlyqualified facilitators will lead campers on some unforgettable adventures and provide enrichment opportunities from crafts to science to just plain summer fun! Camp will be held at a Fairfax County Public School in McLean (TBD). Session I: July 5-July 14 (No camp July 3 & 4) Session II: July 17-July 28 Session III: July 31-August 11 In early January, visit our website for more detailed information.

Old Firehouse Summer Camp Preview

Eight, one-week sessions! June 26–August 18, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., every day 5th–9th Graders (11–15 year olds)

Look for details online and in the MCC 2017 Summer Camp Guide, which will be delivered to tax district residents. Registration will begin in early February. This camp fills up extremely quickly so be sure to register early to reserve your spot.

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THE OLD FIREHOUSE The Old Firehouse

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

Old Firehouse Facility Rentals

Have your next party, event or business meeting at a venue your guests will not soon forget! Renting the Old Firehouse means access to our huge dance floor, game room and kitchenette with options to use our dance lighting and large, flat screen TV. Reservations are accepted six months in advance, on a first-come, first‑served basis. For details, forms and rates, go to www.oldfirehouse.org or send an email to: oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org.

McLean Community Center

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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

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

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

• Free daily after school program. • Discounted admissions for trips and events. • Monthly e-newsletters. • Valid until June 30, 2017. $225/$200 MCC district residents. To join, drop off a completed and signed Participant Contract (accompanied by your payment) at the Old Firehouse. Participant Contracts are available at the Old Firehouse and online. For additional information, visit www.mcleancenter.org/teens/about/membership.

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The Old Firehouse

After School Program

PARTIES

September–June, 2:30–6 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

• Snack and Drink. • Various Clubs (cooking, fitness, art, gaming, etc.). • Computer Lab. • Excellent Staff Support. • Homework and Study Assistance. • Transportation from Cooper and Longfellow middle schools, Langley and McLean high schools. • Various Trips (laser tag, horseback riding, movies, etc.).

Friday Night Activities

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.

5th and 6th Graders, 7–9 p.m. $35/$25 MCC district residents. Pre-registration is highly recommended. These parties:

• Are Themed & Decorated. • Include Free Catered Food. • Offer Various Attractions. Register online at www. oldfirehouse.org or by phone at 703-448-TEEN (8336). To volunteer: Parents who wish to volunteer for parties must submit an email request to Michael Fisher at oldfirehouse@ mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and child’s name. Volunteer hours are 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child. Date

Activity No.

Theme

FRIDAY FIELD TRIPS

Friday, Jan. 13

4602.317

Snow Ball

7th–9th graders 3:30–10 p.m. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Field trips are open to Old Firehouse members and to the general public. Prices vary based on the activity. Waivers may be required. Register online at oldfirehouse.org or by phone at 703‑448-TEEN (8336).

Friday, March 17

4603.317

St. Paddy’s Party

Friday, May 5

4604.317

Glow Party

Destination

Family Events For all ages, 7–9 p.m.

FAMILY FUN BINGO $10/$5 MCC district residents Join us for an evening of fun and prizes! Participants will enjoy free popcorn and winners will take their pick of prizes. Now at the Old Firehouse.

Date

Activity No.

Friday, Jan. 27 $40/$30 Old Firehouse Members

5304.317

Bazooka Ball Sports

See page 18 for additional details.

Friday, Feb. 10 $50/$40 Old Firehouse Members

5305.317

Washington Wizards Game

UNRULY THEATRE PROJECT

Friday, March 10 $35/$25 Old Firehouse Members

5306.317

AMC Double Feature

Friday, April 28 $55/$45 Old Firehouse Members

5307.317

Bowlmor Lanes

Friday, May 12 $45/$35 Old Firehouse Members

5308.317

Dave & Buster’s

Friday, March 31

Activity No. 4702.317

The area's hottest professional teen improv company brings you a hilarious night of comedy, and more! Friday, Jan. 6 Friday, Feb. 24 Friday, Apr. 28

Free Event Free Event Free Event

Unruly Improv Unruly Improv Unruly Improv

Visit our website for detailed descriptions of each trip.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide OLD FIREHOUSE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT $3 per person. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Gather the whole family and bring your blankets, pillows and camp chairs for our indoor, picnic style family movie night. Participants will enjoy unlimited free popcorn with the movie on our huge projection screen. Date/Time

Activity No.

Movie

Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.

4703.317

“The Secret Life of Pets”

The Old Firehouse 5th–9th Grader Trips

On Fairfax County Public Schools’ teacher work days and school breaks, 5th through 9th graders can join the Old Firehouse on fun-filled trips! Drop off is as early as 8 a.m. and pick up is 6 p.m. Prices vary based on activity; pre-registration is highly recommended. Register online at oldfirehouse.org or by phone at 703‑448-TEEN (8336).

Teacher Workday Trips SKI & SNOWBOARD Monday, Feb. 6 $140/$120 MCC district residents Activity No. 8404.317 Let’s hit the slopes! Ski/Snowboard rental, lift ticket and charter bus transportation are included in the fee. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather including warm coat, gloves, hat, pants and waterproof clothing. Goggles are highly recommended. Helmets are available upon request. Money for lunch is required. Bring additional money for souvenirs or snacks as desired. All participants must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to attend. Note: Discounts are available for participants who own skis, a snowboard or have a current lift ticket. Please contact the Old Firehouse for more information.

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ZAVAZONE Friday, March 24 $55/$45 MCC district residents Activity No. 8405.317 At Zavazone’s unique indoor adventure park, participants can challenge their friends to dodgeball on trampolines, race on their head-to-head climbing wall, test their courage on their extreme climb, show off their skills on their ninja course or wreck their friends on Zavazone’s battle beam. Admission and lunch are included in the fee. Bring additional money for movie concessions, snacks and drinks as desired. A signed waiver is required by Zavazone for participation.

ROCKIN' JUMP & MOVIE Monday, April 17 $55/$45 MCC district residents Activity No. 8406.317 Come and soar with the Old Firehouse at Rockin’ Jump. Rockin’ Jump has an X-beam which you can challenge your friends to battle atop a balance beam. You can also show off your skills in the slam dunk zone, challenge your friends in the dodgeball arena, practice your stunts in the stunt arena or just bounce to the ceiling in the open jump arena! Admission and lunch are included in the fee. Bring additional money for snacks and drinks as desired. A signed waiver is required by Rockin’ Jump for participation.

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Follow us on Twitter @wedoawesomestuf

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The Old Firehouse Spring Break Trips

AMC DOUBLE FEATURE

CLIMBZONE INDOOR Monday, April 10 $50/$40 MCC district residents Activity No. 8501.317 Climb to the top of Jack’s giant beanstalk, negotiate an enormous spider web, reach for the stars atop the giant space rocket, look Mt. Rushmore in the eye or scale the ancient bones of a T.rex. Climbzone is a unique indoor rock climbing experience, with over 20 different themed and colorful rock walls! Admission and lunch are included in the fee. Bring additional money for snacks and drinks as desired. A signed waiver is required by Climbzone for participation.

AUTOBAHN MANASSAS Tuesday, April 11 $75/$65 MCC district residents Activity No. 8502.317 Speed lovers, experience a thrill like no other at this state-of-the-art, European style indoor go-karting facility! Please wear appropriate clothing for the activity, as well as closed toe shoes. Lunch and races are included in the fee. A signed waiver is required by Autobahn Indoor Speedway for participation.

Friday, April 14 $55/$45 MCC district residents Activity No. 8505.317 Enjoy a day at the movies with the Old Firehouse as we head to AMC Theaters for two movies. Movie tickets and lunch are included in the fee. Please bring additional money for movie concessions as desired.

Old Firehouse Summer Camp Preview June 26–August 18 5th–9th Grade (11-15 year olds) 8 a.m.–6 p.m., every day Eight, one-week sessions! Look for details online and in the MCC 2017 Summer Camp Guide, which will be delivered to tax district residents. Registration begins in early February. This camp fills up extremely quickly, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot.

DAVE AND BUSTER’S ARUNDEL MILLS Wednesday, April 12 $70/$60 MCC district residents Activity No. 8503.317 Eat, drink and play games! Dave and Buster’s is one of the best dining and entertainment attractions around. Lunch and a $25 game card with unlimited arcade game play are included. Bring additional money for arcade games as desired.

PAINTBALL SPORTSLAND Thursday, April 13 $60/$50 MCC district residents Activity No. 8504.317 Join us as we battle through Paintball Sportland’s various paintball courses and missions. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing, we recommend long sleeves, jeans and closed toed shoes. Admission, lunch and games of paintball are included in the fee. A signed waiver is required by Paintball Sportsland for participation.

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JANUARY Sunday

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New Year’s Day (Center Closed)

Concerts at The Alden 3 p.m.

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MLK Day Celebration 2 p.m.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Center Closed)

“Stinky Cheese Man” Auditions 7–8:30 p.m.

“Our Town” 2 p.m.

Petiton Forms Available

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MPA Exhibit Opens Through 3/4 “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” 7:30 p.m.

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“Stinky Cheese Man” Auditions 7–8:30 p.m.

Governing Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.

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Snow Ball Dance 7–9 p.m.

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Inauguration Day (Center Closed)

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Bazooka Ball 3:30–10 p.m.

FEBRUARY Sunday

Monday

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McLean Community Players “Company,” 2 p.m.

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McLean Community Players “Company,” 2 p.m.

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Ski & Snowboard 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Camp Registration begins MCC district residents

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George Washington’s Day (Center Closed)

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“Two Gentlemen of Verona” 2 p.m. “Romeo & Juliet” 8 p.m.

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“Flamenco 101” 6:30 p.m. Flamenco Vivo 8 p.m.

Joint Governing Board Meeting w/McLean Project for the Arts, 6:30 p.m. Governing Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.

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Camp Registration begins nonresidents

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“The Ugly Duckling” 1 p.m. “The Giver” 4 p.m.

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McLean Community Players “Company,” 2 p.m.

Concerts at The Alden 3 p.m.

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Tuesday

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UnRuly Theatre 7–9 p.m.

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McLean Community Players Better Than Bling, 10 a.m. –5 p.m. “Company,” 8 p.m. Amazing Max, 2 p.m. Macdonald Scholarship McLean Community Players Application Deadline “Company,” 8 p.m.

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Washington Wizards Game 3:30–10 p.m. McLean Community Players “Company,” 8 p.m.

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Family Movie 7 p.m. McLean Community Players “Company,” 8 p.m.

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UnRuly Theatre 7–9 p.m.

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McLean Community Players “Company,” 8 p.m.

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McLean Community Players “Company,” 8 p.m.

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Hot Club of San Francisco 8 p.m.


MARCH Sunday

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Tuesday

Wednesday

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“The Stinky Cheese Man” 3 p.m.

2017 Thursday

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Philadelphia Flower Show Day Trip

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“The Stinky Cheese Man” 3 p.m.

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Public Hearing on FY 2019 MCC Programs, 7:30 p.m. Governing Board Meeting immediately follows

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Concerts at The Alden 3 p.m.

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Macdonald Finals 8 p.m.

Saturday

Friday

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10

AMC Double Feature 7:30–10 p.m.

Monday

Tuesday

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“The Stinky Cheese Man” 3 p.m.

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Petitions Due by 5 p.m. St. Paddy’s Party 7–9 p.m.

“The Stinky Cheese Man” 3 p.m.

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Zavazone 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Family Bingo 7–9 p.m.

APRIL Sunday

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Movie Night 7–9 p.m.

2017

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“The Trojan War” 8 p.m.

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Climbzone Indoor 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Autobahn Manassas 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Dave and Buster’s 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Paintball Sportsland 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

AMC Double Feature 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Spring Fest 10 a.m.–noon

Spring Break Trips Absentee Voting Begins

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Rockin’ Jump & Movie 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Fredericksburg Day Trip

Governing Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.

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Bowlmore Lanes 3:30–10 p.m. Unruly Theatre 7–9 p.m.

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Spring Garage Sale 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide

WINTER 2017 CLASSES All classes will be held at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, unless otherwise indicated. Due to the renovation of MCC’s Ingleside Ave. facility. Spring session classes will be advertised in a special supplement that will be mailed to tax district residents in January.

Art

Workshops for Parents & Children The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) offers the following art classes and family workshops. FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS Inspired by MPA’s current exhibition, adults and children create one-of-a-kind artworks together to take home. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended. Parents, grandparents, siblings and babysitters are welcome! One registration counts for one parent/ guardian and one child. INSIDE/OUTSIDE: ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTIONS Using corrugated cardboard, gold, silver, 3D textured papers and cellophane, we will create our own architectural models of futuristic cities. We will also discuss and identify basic geometric shapes such as cones, spheres, squares, triangles and rectangles in our sculptural compositions. Instructor: Sharon Fishel.

4-10 years 1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $10 for parent and one child, $5 each additional family member. Activity No. Date Time 6501.317

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Sa, 3/4

10:30 a.m.-noon

iPAD FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Children and their parents, grandparents or helpers are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their own iPads. A limited number of fully-loaded iPads are available to rent for the program for $10. If you bring your own iPad, please have Animatic by Inkboard, Procreate and iMovie loaded on your device. One registration counts for two participants. ANIMATED VALENTINES (WORKSHOP)

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with art, animation and the people you love? Please join us for a family program using iPads to create animated Valentines. We will also be using Procreate to draw and paint valentines to share with your friends and family. Instructor: Kristin Reiber Harris. 8-12 years 1 lesson @ 2.5 hrs, $55/$45 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6502.317

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Sun, 2/12

1-3:30 p.m.


Winter 2017 Classes – Art Classes for Children

MINI DOODLERS

ABRAKADOODLE ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN ®

Children develop their creativity through lessons carefully designed to ignite their imaginations and develop skills. Using real artists’ materials, including watercolors, tempera paints, oil pastels, creative tools and more, your child will create truly unique masterpieces. Instructor: Abrakadoodle Staff. 3-6 years 8 lessons @ 45 mins, $130/$120 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $32, make check payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 6306.317

M, 1/23-3/20

11:15 a.m.-noon

No lesson on 2/20.

This popular series of imaginative art classes for children is based on the learning principles of Jean Piaget. Children create wonderful “masterpieces” using innovative art materials, while exploring artistic styles and techniques. Each series of lessons offers unique experiences designed to foster creativity. TWOOSY DOODLERS

This is a special art class for toddlers and parents (or helpers). Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, printing and creating while developing fine motor, language and self-help skills. Instructor: Abrakadoodle Staff. 20-36 months 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $160/$150 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $40, make check payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 6301.317

W, 1/18-3/22

9:15-10 a.m.

6302.317

W, 1/18-3/22

10:15-11 a.m.

6303.317

W, 1/18-3/22

11:15 a.m.-noon

YOUNG REMBRANDTS LEARN TO DRAW

Young artists learn drawing skills, develop kindergarten readiness and create fun, rewarding works of art. Our teachers use familiar images, stepwise instruction and positive direction to encourage students' independent drawings. Our curriculum is varied and challenging, with new, engaging drawing lessons every week and every session. Our goal is to guide our young artists' development of motor and cognitive skills in a fun, creative environment. Instructor: Young Rembrandts. 3.5-5 years 8 sessions @ 45 mins, $130/120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6251.317

M, 1/23-3/20

2-2:45 p.m.

6252.317

M, 1/23-3/20

3-3:45 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20.

8 lessons @ 45 mins, $130/$120 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $32, make check payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 6304.317

M 1/23-3/20

9:15-10 a.m.

6305.317

M 1/23-3/20

10:15-11 a.m.

No lesson on 2/20.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide ARTISTIC ENGINEERING WORKSHOPS

Held on FCPS student holidays. This half-day workshop is a fun introduction to architectural forms and exploring spatial problem-solving skills. We will focus on creating and building structures that test and teach some of the basic principles of architecture and engineering. Who can build the tallest tower? Who can make the strongest bridge? Which structure stands the longest without crashing down? Each session is different or may be repeated. Includes all materials. Instructor: Jessica Granda Bonness. 8-10 years 1 lesson @ 3 hrs, $70/$60 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $15, make check payable to McLean Project for the Arts. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 6253.317

M, 2/6

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

6254.317

F, 3/24

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS

All skill levels are welcome. Students will build their skills in the fundamentals of drawing and observation in this class. As we sharpen observational skills and drawing techniques, we will cover elements of line, proportion, spatial relationships, perspective, volume, light and shadow. Students will explore a variety of media including graphite, pen and ink and charcoal. Instructor: Danielle O’Brien. 8-12 years 7 lessons @ 2 hrs, $235/$210 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $14, make check payable to MPA. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 6255.317

Sa, 1/21-3/11

10 a.m.-noon

MPA’s Classical Drawing and Painting Program for Teens GROUNDING YOUR ARTWORK WITH CLASSICAL TRAINING For teens who wish to learn a classical approach to drawing. Students will learn the fundamentals through drawing exercises. They will also draw from life as they progress to better understand and develop the concepts of: gesture drawing (developing your own line quality), one- and two-point perspective, composition, foreshortening (rendering objects as they retreat in space), black and white chiaroscuro studies and understanding light, shade and volume through simple geometric forms. They will then progress to a live model. Students will explore basic rendering techniques with charcoal, pastel and pencil. Two sessions offered: Thursday instructor Raye Leith; Saturday instructor Rula Brock. 13-18 years 9 sessions @ 2 hrs, $300/$270 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $20, model’s fee determined based on number of students. Make check payable to MPA. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 6601.317

Th, 1/19-3/16

4:30-6:30 p.m.

7 sessions @ 2.5 hrs, $290/$265 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $20, model’s fee determined based on number of students. Make check payable to MPA. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 6602.317

Sa, 1/21-3/11

1-3:30 p.m.

No lesson on 2/18.

No lesson on 2/18.

MPA AFTER SCHOOL STUDIO

Elementary school students develop observation, drawing and conceptual skills working with a variety of subjects in 2D and 3D media in a professional studio environment. Various media will be explored in age- and skill-level appropriate projects, including 3D construction through clay and wire, 2D collage, charcoal, watercolor and pen and ink. Young artists are encouraged to bring an after-school snack, no nuts please. Instructor: Danielle O’Brien.

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8-12 years 8 lessons @ 1.5 hrs, $200/$180 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $16, make check payable to MPA. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 6256.317 No lesson on 2/20.

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M, 1/23-3/20

4:30-6 p.m.


Winter 2017 Classes – Art ABSTRACT DRAWING

Classes for Adults

Materials lists and information about the MPA faculty can be found online at www.mpaaart.org. OIL EXPLORATION: STILL LIFE, PORTRAIT, FIGURE

Oil based class. For all skill levels. Students will work from life, working with creatively-staged subjects through a fresh approach in oil. This class emphasizes merging your skills and senses to produce a harmonious and interesting painting without overthinking. Students will learn to express space, light and value and understand color relationships. Alla prima, layering and "blocking in" techniques will be taught. Demonstrations are a key part of instruction and are incorporated into each class. Model’s fee extra. Instructor: John Murray. 8 lessons @ 3 hrs, $345/$315 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6603.317

M, 1/23-3/20

6:30-9:30 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20.

For all skill levels, however prior drawing experience is recommended. Learn the technical and expressive fundamentals of painting with acrylic. Explore color theory, composition and thematic development as you work from still life, photographs, art reproductions and more. More advanced students will progress on an individual basis. Model’s fee extra. Instructor: Erik Swanson. 10 lessons @ 3 hrs, $415/$390 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time No lesson on 2/20.

Tu, 1/17-3/21

8 lessons @ 3 hrs, $345/$315 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6605.317

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tu, 1/17-3/7

1-4 p.m.

CONTINUING DRAWING For both beginning and continuing students who are seeking to improve their skills. Optional prerequisite: I’ve Never Held a Pencil: Drawing for Beginners. Hone your drawing and observational skills in this dynamic class as you draw from life and subjects of your choice. Gesture, line, proportion, mass, volume, value, tone perspective and shading will be covered. This class will provide a strong foundation for any level. Instructor Aletha Kuschan. 9 lessons @ 2 hrs, $260/235 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6606.317

ACRYLIC PAINTING

6604.317

For all skill levels. With an emphasis on the process, students will explore and develop their perceptions and ideas through abstract drawing. Starting with black and white media, students will produce a series of drawings transforming images from nature. Then, they will do the reverse—focusing on mark making to discover/uncover individual perceptions of nature. An investigation of color and the development of a visual journal will help students explore ideas and expand their visual vocabularies. Contemporary artists who use the language of abstraction will be introduced, and students will learn to analyze their own and each other’s work in regular class critiques. Instructor: Marise Riddell.

Tu, 1/17-3/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

EXPERIMENTING WITH INK

Drawing experience encouraged. After instruction on using inks on paper, you will be challenged to push the medium into new realms. Traditional techniques will be combined with experimental tools and creative invention. The emphasis will be on black and white images, but colored inks can also be combined to create more painterly images. Instructor: Marise Riddell. 8 lessons @ 3 hrs, $345/$315 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6607.317

W, 1/18-3/8

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1-4 p.m.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide DECORATIVE LETTERING IN WATERCOLOR

For all skill levels. The class will learn the art of decorative writing on journal pages, cards, envelopes, invitations, recipe cards and anything that students can think of to make personalized and special. Students will get started in: Altered Block Letters, Building Script Letters, Botanical Borders, Illuminated Initials and Vines and Flourishes. During these classes, they will also learn watercolor techniques, including graded washes, wet into wet and color mixing. Instructor: Lubna Zahid. 10 lessons @ 2 hrs, $285/$260 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6608.317

W, 1/18-3/22

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Workshops for Adults & Teens FLORAL ESCAPE: A PAINTING WORKSHOP Oil based class. For all skill levels. With colorful and inspiring bouquets as the subject matter, students will be led through a fun and fresh approach to learn the basics and secrets of painting flowers. As we explore color, composition and technique, join us for a muchneeded escape from the winter weather! Participants are invited to bring in a bouquet they wish to paint, if desired. Instructor: John Murray. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs, $120/$100 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6613.317

Sa-Su, 1/14-1/15

1-4 p.m.

CONSTRUCTING A LIKENESS: PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP 
 Oil based class. For all skill levels. Learn a fresh way of painting portraits with oils as you understand how to capture the features, likeness and character of a live model. In this workshop, we will learn about color relationships, proportion, value, brushwork and mapping a compelling composition. We will take a one-hour lunch break. Demonstrations by the artist emphasize the concepts taught. Instructor: John Murray. 2 lessons @ 10 hrs total, $225/$200 MCC district residents (Model’s fee included). Activity No. Date Time 6614.317

Sa-Su, 3/25-3/26

Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Su, 1-4 p.m.

DRAWING & PAINTING STUDIO For beginners, experienced students and artists seeking to improve their skills. A working studio classroom, this course covers the fundamentals of drawing and painting. More experienced artists will have the opportunity to develop a body of work and critique in a creative atelier environment. Students are encouraged to develop and explore their own concepts and style of expression. Instructor: David Carlson. 9 lessons @ 3 hrs, $385/$350 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6609.317

7-10 p.m.

WATERCOLOR & MIXED MEDIA

For all skill levels. Learn to paint on paper using traditional and nontraditional materials including watercolors, colored pencils and more. You will experiment, take risks and be exposed to new ideas through watercolor techniques and contemporary processes. If you are a traditional watercolorist, this class will expand your options. If you have never taken a class, you will learn to paint with familiar and unfamiliar materials. Instructor: Barbara Januszkiewicz. 9 lessons @ 3 hrs, $385/$350 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6610.317

Th, 1/19-3/16

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

DRAWING & PAINTING FROM LIFE

Students may start with painting or drawing, depending on their preference. Beginners will learn the fundamentals, while intermediate students will have the opportunity to refine their techniques and explore new challenges. All students will learn to develop and enhance observation skills and ways to improve composition, form and color in their work. Subject will include still life, the figure, landscapes and our imaginations. Model’s fee extra. Instructor: Tom Morris. 9 lessons @ 3 hrs, $385/$350 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6611.317

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Th, 1/19-3/16

1-4 p.m.


Winter 2017 Classes – Art/Bridge DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS AND BEYOND For both beginning and continuing students seeking to improve their skills. This class will cover the fundamentals of drawing, including: gesture drawing, one- and two-point perspective, composition, foreshortening (rendering objects as they retreat in space), black and white chiaroscuro studies, rendering light, shade and volume with simple geometric forms, then progressing to still life and the live model. Students new to drawing can request a recommended materials list; returning students are welcome to bring the materials they have come to love. Individual guidance will be offered at all levels. Instructor: Raye Leith. 9 sessions @ 2 hrs, $260/$235 MCC district residents. Activity No. 6612.317

Date

Time

Th, 1/19-3/16

7-9 p.m.

Open Studio

Open drawing sessions with a live model. Tuesday sessions feature shorter poses, while Saturday sessions feature long poses (minimum one hour). Save when you register for the series! All individual drop-in sessions, $10. 11 sessions @ 2 hrs, $90/$85 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6615.317

Tu, 1/10-3/21

7-9:30 p.m.

9 sessions @ 3 hrs, $70/$65 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6616.317

F, 1/13-3/17

1-4 p.m.

No session on 1/20.

8 sessions @ 3 hrs, $60/$55 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 6617.317

Sa, 1/21-3/11

4-7 p.m.

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 the instructor. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 1951.317

Th, 1/26-3/16

7-9 p.m.

1952.317

F, 1/27-3/17

10 a.m.-noon

BEGINNER BRIDGE II

For those who have taken Bridge I. 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 1953.317

F, 1/27-3/17

12:30-2:30 p.m.

SUPERVISED BRIDGE PLAY CLASS This class is for those who have taken Bridge I and/or Bridge 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. Bridge play will be supervised 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 1954.317

Th, 1/26-3/16

4:45-6:45 p.m.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide

Chess

ACT IT OUT!

Classes for Children CHESS CLUB All grades and skill levels are welcome. Learn chess from a Silver Knights chess coach! We teach more than 3,500 children each week. State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun. Class time is split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the children. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. Silver Knights will supply all the equipment during chess club. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments. Instructor: Silver Knights Enrichment. For more information, see our website at www.skenrichment.com. 4-12 years 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $135/$104 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1891.317

W, 1/25-3/15

6-7 p.m.

Creative Play

Awaken your children’s creativity and boost their selfconfidence through this theater arts class that draws out positive values using storybooks! Each week, students will explore their imaginations and artistic talents through theater games and acting out stories using costumes and props. This class provides a fun and dynamic space to build confidence, courage and character. Students in this class will showcase their favorite story to family and friends on the last day. Instructor: C.A.R.E. Actor Staff. 4-6 years 8 lessons @ 45 mins, $108/$96 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1052.317

Th, 2/2-3/23

4:15-5 p.m.

DRAMATIC KIDS

Awaken your children’s creativity and boost their selfconfidence in this theater arts class that has it all! Each week, students in this class will explore their imaginations and artistic talents by participating in fun, improvisational acting games and theatrical techniques while learning the fundamentals of dramatic storytelling. They will be facilitated by one of our talented Teaching Artists. This class provides a fun and dynamic space to build confidence, courage and character. A showcase of students’ original work will be performed for their friends and family on the last day of class. Instructor: C.A.R.E. Actor Staff.

Classes for Children LITTLE STARS! Adult participation required; one adult must attend with each child. Let your child shine in this theater arts class that does it all! These young minds will explore their creativity and imaginations through music, movement, story time, acting games and art. Each week, students will take home a mini-art project that relates to our theme of the week. Instructor: C.A.R.E. Actor Staff. 2-3 years with parent/guardian 8 lessons @ 45 mins, $108/$96 MCC district residents. Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Materials fee: $20, make check payable to C.A.R.E. Actor, LLC. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 1051.317

Tu, 1/31-3/21

10-10:45 a.m.

7-10 years 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $116/$104 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1053.317

No lesson on 11/22.

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Th, 2/2-3/23

5:15-6:15 p.m.


Winter 2017 Classes – Chess/Creative Play/Dance

Dance

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.

Classes for Children

2.5-3.5 years 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $228/$190 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1572.317

1:30-2:15 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACCLAIM BALLET PROGRAM

JOY OF DANCE

Joy of Dance is a progressive dance training program where students advance in a systematic manner. Joy of Dance staff members hold university degrees, are internationally accredited and/or are performing professionals. All classes conclude with a fun-filled Parent Watch Day. Optional Performances. To view all optional events, performances, instructor qualifications and other information, visit: joyofdance.org. All students participating in the Show Biz Kidz, Marine Corps Toys for Tots Benefit will incur a $75 fee (per child). This covers the cost of costumes, backdrop rental, props, programs, and event staffing costs.

Tiny ballerinas will be introduced to French ballet vocabulary, ballet warmups, creative movement, games and large motor skill development through our fun Tutu's for Twos ballet syllabus. Your baby ballerina will explore the excitement of ballet using costume accessories, props, ballet stories and puppets. The session will conclude with a Parent Watch Day. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

4.5-6 years 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $228/$190 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1573.317

F, 1/27-3/31

3:30-4:15 p.m.

GRADE I INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACCLAIM BALLET CLASS. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

2 years 10 lessons @ 30 mins, $156/$130 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time W, 1/25-3/29

The Joy of Dance ballet curriculum follows the International Dance Acclaim Program. All ballet students participate in a performance award program where they will be assessed by an international examiner at the end of the year in May. Students participating in this program will also receive a medal and certificate celebrating their hard work and performance.

PRE-PRIMARY INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACCLAIM BALLET CLASS.

TUTUS FOR 2's™

1571.317

W, 1/25-3/29

7+ years 9 lessons @ 1 hr, $270/$225 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1574.317

M, 1/23-3/27

4:15-5:15 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20.

1-1:30 p.m.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide GRADE II INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACCLAIM BALLET CLASS. Instructor: Miss Allie.

9+ years 10 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $372/$310 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1575.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

7-8:30 p.m.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE CLASSES GRADE V ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE BALLET CLASS

11-15 years by placement 10 lessons @ 1 hr, 45 mins, $408/$340 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time F, 1/27-3/31

6:30-8:15 p.m.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE BEGINNER POINTE TRAINING CLASS Beginner Pointe will include exercises en demi‑pointe to strengthen calf muscles, ankles and arches of the feet. Exercises en pointe will begin at the barre for safety and stability. Students will progress to exercises in the centre to practice their balance and increase their strength. Instructor: Miss Caitlyn.

11-15 years (must be at least to Grade V level) 10 lessons @ 30 mins, $156/$130 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date 1577.317

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Little dancers love this enchanting adventure in dance exploration. Children develop rhythm, grace, poise, coordination and musicality through pre-primary classical ballet, beginning tap skills, tap routines and improvisations with magical props and adorable costumes. Our dance class enriches your child in five areas of development: physical, creative, social, cognitive and emotional. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 3.5-4 years 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $228/$190 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1578.317

At the end of the year, the candidates have a ballet examination where they are awarded a performance certificate that provides proof that the candidates have attained an international standard of classical ballet appropriate to their ages. Instructor: Miss Caitlyn.

1576.317

BALLET & TAP (PRE-PRIMARY I)

W, 1/25-3/29

2:30-3:15 p.m.

BALLET/TAP (PRE-PRIMARY II)

Young dancers are introduced to a beautiful pre-primary classical ballet syllabus which incorporates magical variations and dance class etiquette. Cognitive skills of counting, sequencing, spatial awareness and immersion in a second language (French), are introduced in this class. Dancers learn tap technique and delightful song and tap routines which develop coordination, rhythm, timing and stage presence. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 4 years 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $228/$190 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1579.317

W, 1/25-3/29

3:30-4:15 p.m.

BALLET & TAP (COMBINATION I)

Our classical ballet syllabus incorporates the methodology of the Royal Academy of Dance and trains children in the execution of ballet skills. Children develop lovely technical ballet skills while learning French vocabulary; this enhances their artistic growth, as well as cultivates poise, grace and musicality. Young dancers learn basic tap footwork and vocabulary using fun Broadway-style song and tap routines showcasing their fantastic stage presence. Children must be in kindergarten or first grade to attend this class. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 5-6 years 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $228/$190 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time Time 8:15-8:45 p.m.

1580.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

4:15-5 p.m.

1581.317

W, 1/25-3/29

4:30-5:15 p.m.

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Winter 2017 Classes – Dance BALLET, TAP & JAZZ (COMBINATION II) Students in this program must have previous dance training in the Combination I level or equivalent experience. Students are trained in the Joy of Dance classical ballet syllabus and gain knowledge of tap technique through tap barre, progressions, combinations and stylized Broadway tap routines. Students love learning our contemporary and jazz routines. These dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 7-8 years 10 lessons @ 1 hr, $300/$250 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1582.317

W, 1/25-3/29

5:15-6:15 p.m.

BALLET, TAP & JAZZ (COMBINATION III) Students in this program must have previous dance training in the Combination II level or equivalent experience. Students are introduced to the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus through center work, adagio and allegro variations. Students learn the fundamentals of tap to Broadway-style songs and study fun jazz/ contemporary routines set to the music of Carly Rae Jepsen, and others. These dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 7-9 years 10 lessons @ 1 hr, 15 mins, $348/$290 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1583.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

4:15-5:30 p.m.

BALLET, TAP & JAZZ (COMBINATION IV) Students in this program must have previous dance training in the Combination III level or equivalent experience. Students develop further in the Joy of Dance syllabus by training in the three dance forms: classical ballet, tap and jazz/contemporary. Classical ballet training includes ballet barre, stretching/ strengthening exercises and adagio and allegro combinations. These students are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 8-10 years 10 lessons @ 1hr, 30 mins , $372/$310 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1584.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

BALLET, TAP & JAZZ (COMBINATION V) Students in this program must have previous dance training in the Combination IV level or equivalent experience. Students further develop training in four dance forms: classical ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. Classical ballet training in this class emphasizes epaulement, fluidity and strength in adagio and precision in allegro steps. These students are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 9-11 years 9 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $335/$279 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1585.317

M, 1/23-3/27

5:15-6:45 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20

JUNIOR COMPANY CLASS (BALLET, TAP & JAZZ) Students in this program must have previous dance training in the Combination VI + level or equivalent experience. New students may have to audition for this class. Students further develop training in four dance forms: classical ballet (focusing on coordination, musicality and performance quality); intermediate tap; jazz and contemporary. These students are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 11-15 years 10 lessons @ 2 hrs, $480/$400 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1586.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

5-7 p.m.

5:30-7 p.m.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ

Musical theatre dance class combines jazz technique and introduces students to a Broadway style of dance. This class focuses on jazz warm-up, center floor work, progressions, kicks, leaps, turns, splits and isolations. Your teen will be a dancing Broadway star on Parent Watch Day! Tan jazz shoes required. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 14-17 years 10 lessons @ 1 hr, $300/$250 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1587.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

7-8 p.m.

JOY OF DANCE TUMBLING

Tumbling will introduce students to the beginnings and basics of all gymnastic skills, including an introduction to form in more advanced tumbling as well as work on flexibility. Students will learn forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, handstands, bridge kickovers and front walkovers. Instructor: Miss Raven, USA Gymnastics Certified Instructor.

Classes for Children & Teens THE OLD FIREHOUSE CENTER (OFC)

The Joy of Dance classes listed below are held at the Old Firehouse located at 1440 Chain Bridge Road (next to the Giant Shopping Center). The Joy of Dance Hip-Hop Director is Ms. Tiffany Patterson. Tiffany toured nationally and internationally with MC Hammer, as the lead dancer/choreographer for 15 years. She has performed on television at the “American Music Awards,” “The BET Awards,” and, in 2012, in Times Square on “Rockin' New Year's Eve” with Psy and MC Hammer. HIP-HOP PRE-TEEN (OFC)

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. Don’t miss being a part of this dynamic dance craze! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

BEGINNING TUMBLING

Instructor: Miss Ariana (USAG Certified). 4.5-6 years 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $228/$190 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1588.317

F, 1/27-3/31

4:15-5 p.m.

7-10 years 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $228/$190 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1589.317

F, 1/27-3/31

5-5:45 p.m.

CHEERLEADERS FOR CHARITY™

Our cheerleading class introduces students to cheers, motion techniques, chants, drills, stretches, jumps, beginning pyramids and a high-energy cheer dance. Cheerleaders for Charity™ perform at a charity event each semester. This class will require a professional cheer uniform fee of $70. Instructor: Miss Raven, USA Gymnastics Certified Instructor. 7-10 years 10 lessons @ 45 mins, $228/$190 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1590.317

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F, 1/27-3/31

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Activity No. 1601.317

8-11 years 16 lessons @ 45 mins, $365/$304 MCC district residents. Date Time M, 1/23-5/22

6-6:45 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20 and 4/10.

HIP-HOP PRE-TEEN INTERMEDIATE (OFC) Intermediate hip-hop is designed for students with previous training. Dancers learn aspects of locking, popping and breaking and incorporate them into exciting combinations. It is a fun and highly energetic dance form! You will learn the most current and upto-date styles of this everchanging dance form from one of the Washington’s hottest choreographers. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 10-14 years 16 lessons @ 1 hr, $480/$400 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1602.317

M, 1/23-5/22

No lesson on 2/20 and 4/10.

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Winter 2017 Classes – Dance/Fitness/Yoga HIP-HOP KIDS (OFC)

Young hip-hop artists will begin with the building blocks of jazz technique. Students will learn hip, funky moves to the latest kids’ rock and hip-hop tunes. The focus will be on hip-hop choreography utilizing the latest hit music from hip-hop stars and pop stars such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Selina Gomez! Instructor: Allie O’Hare.

Fitness/Yoga Classes for Parents & Children

6-7 years 18 lessons @ 45 mins, $411/$342 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1603.317

W, 1/25-5/31

6:30-7:15 p.m.

No lesson on 4/12.

FUNFIT® TOTS

MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ (OFC)

This musical theatre dance class combines jazz techniques and introduces students to a Broadway style of dance. This class focuses on beginner jazz warm-up, center floor work, progressions, kicks, leaps, turns, splits and isolations. Your child will be a dancing Broadway star on Parent Watch Day! Jazz sneakers are required. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 10-13 years 18 lessons @ 1 hr, $540/$450 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1604.317

W, 1/25-5/31

7:15-8:15 p.m.

No lesson on 4/12.

Classes for Adults

Parent/guardian participation required with child(ren). Join us for this fun-filled, full-of- energy, active games class emphasizing songs, creative movement, parachutes, balls and loads of active fun! Develops selfconfidence, motor skills, coordination, socialization and cooperation and reinforces cognitive learning. Boys, girls, children with special needs welcome! Participating adult burns approximately 500 calories. Instructor: Funfit® Staff. 8 lessons @ 45 mins, $120 per child/$88 MCC district residents. Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Materials 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

ADULT JAZZ (MCC)

1131.317

Tu, 1/31-3/21

9:30-10:15 a.m.

For intermediate dancers, ballet and jazz training required. Traditional jazz dance is a truly American art form that is the basis for today’s contemporary dance. Marilyn York specializes in classic jazz dance and has been teaching in the D.C. area for more than 30 years. She directs the only professional jazz company in the area (Dancin’ Unlimited), and is the director and producer of the Jazz and Tap Dance Festival. You will learn not only technique, but also a variety of styles within the choreography taught.

1132.317

W, 2/1-3/22

9:30-10:15 a.m.

1133.317

Th, 2/2-3/23

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Date

Time

1134.317

Tu, 1/31-3/21

10:15-11 a.m.

1135.317

W, 2/1-3/22

10:15-11 a.m.

1136.317

Th, 2/2-3/23

10:15-11 a.m.

9 lessons @ 90 mins, $198/$162 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1561.317 No lesson on 2/20.

M, 1/23-3/27

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

2-3 years Activity No.

1-4 years - siblings welcome Activity No. Date

Time

1137.317

Tu, 1/31-3/21

11-11:45 a.m.

1138.317

W, 2/1-3/22

11-11:45 a.m.

1139.317

Th, 2/2-3/23

11-11:45 a.m.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide Classes for Adults

BODY SCULPT

AEROBIC WORKOUT

Choreographed routines provide heart-healthy benefits, while sculpting and mat work offer strengthening and stretching. Please bring aerobic shoes, light weights, tubing and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 9 lessons @ 55 mins, $126/$108 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1501.317

M, 1/23-3/27

9:15-10:10 a.m.

10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1502.317

W, 1/25-3/29

9:15-10:10 a.m.

1503.317

F, 1/27-3/31

9:15-10:10 a.m.

TONE AND STRETCH

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. Please bring a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 9 lessons @ 55 mins, $126/$108 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time M, 1/23-3/27

7-7:55 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20.

10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1505.317

10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1508.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

10:15-11:10 a.m.

ZUMBAÂŽ (MCC)

No lesson on 2/20.

1504.317

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.

Th, 1/26-3/30

10:15-11:10 a.m.

TOTAL FIT

No experience required! Easy-to-follow routines, based on a combination of fast and slow Latin movements and rhythms, provide a fun and effective toning and cardio workout. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1509.317

W, 1/25-3/29

7:30-8:25 p.m.

TAI CHI 1

This gentle meditation in motion brings stillness to the mind, while improving muscle strength, joint health and balance. Tai Chi improves 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. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

For all fitness levels. This moderate intensity, low-impact 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.

TAI CHI 2

10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

1510.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

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

1511.317

F, 1/27-3/31

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

As a prerequisite, please first enroll in at least one session of Tai Chi Level 1. This class allows familiarized students to further develop Tai Chi principles. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

1506.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

9:15-10:10 a.m.

1512.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

12:30-1:25 p.m.

1507.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

9:15-10:10 a.m.

1513.317

F, 1/27-3/31

12:30-1:25 p.m.

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Winter 2017 Classes – Fitness/Yoga/50+ Fitness YOGA RELAX & RESTORE

A variety of relaxation techniques including supportive positions, yin yoga, yoga nidra, mindfulness and meditation can promote therapeutic physical, mental and emotional ease. Please bring a yoga mat, a wool yoga blanket and two yoga blocks. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1514.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

12:30-1:25 p.m.

YOGA SCULPT & STRENGTH

1515.317

W, 1/25-3/29

10 lessons @ 1 hr, 20 mins, $180/$160 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1451.317

5:30-6:50 p.m.

10 lessons @ 1 hr, 20 mins, $180/$160 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

Time 10:30-11:25 a.m.

This holistic integration of two disciplines 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, health of internal organs and stress relief. Please bring a yoga mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time W, 1/25-3/29

Tu, 1/24-3/28

KUNDALINI YOGA - CALMNESS & WELL-BEING

YOGA + PILATES

1516.317

For all levels. This style of yoga uses exercises, breathwork, mantra and meditation to help create vitality in the body, balance in the mind and openness to the spirit. The practice of Kundalini Yoga can promote optimum health, stress reduction, brain longevity and enhanced intuition and can be enjoyed by everyone no matter his or her age or physical ability. Join us for an active practice that can create stamina and a calm heart to 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. KUNDALINI YOGA - VITALITY & BALANCE

Integrate 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. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date

KUNDALINI YOGA

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

1452.317

W, 1/25-3/29

9:45-11:05 a.m.

50+ 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. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9001.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

1-1:55 p.m.

STRENGTH AND BALANCE

Includes warm-up, strength-building, balance exercises, gentle stretches and chair-based options. Bring water, dumbbells, resistance “stretchy” bands and a 6- to 8-inch diameter ball. Instructor: Linda Bernstein. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9002.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

2-2:55 p.m.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide The fitness classes for adults listed below are held at the Old Firehouse Center (OFC), located at 1440 Old Chain Bridge Road (next to the Giant Shopping Center). ZUMBA® (OFC)

If you love the fun of dancing in a high-energy, exciting dance party atmosphere, then our Zumba class is for you! Our class is a great cardio workout, set to Latin music. It targets the whole body, and especially the areas such as glutes, abs, arms and legs. Zumba dance combines both fast and slow rhythms, unique choreography—and most importantly—is a class filled with infectious fun! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 16 lessons @ 1 hr, $250/$208 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1606.317

M, 1/23-5/22

10-11 a.m.

1607.317

M, 1/23-5/22

7:45-8:45 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20 and 4/10.

18 lessons @ 1 hr, $281/$234 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1608.317

Th, 1/26-6/1

10-11 a.m.

No lesson on 4/13.

11 lessons @ 1 hr, $187/$156 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1609.317

Tu, 1/24-5/30

10-11 a.m.

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 and a flex band. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9004.317

W, 1/25-3/29

GENTLE YOGA FITNESS

Enjoy increased flexibility, strength, balance and energy as you challenge yourself, while respecting and honoring your body. Please bring a yoga mat, strap and block, a resistance band, a set of 1- to 2-lb. hand weights and water. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 10 lessons @ 55 mins, $140/$120 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9005.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

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

ZUMBA GOLD®

No experience required! Fun, easy-to-follow routines, based on Latin and international movements and rhythms, provide a safe and effective toning and cardio workout designed for the active mature adult. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 9 lessons @ 55 mins, $126/$108 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9006.317

M, 1/23-3/27

12:30 p.m.-1:25 p.m.

CHAIROBICS

PILOXING (OFC)

Piloxing is quickly becoming a global fitness phenomenon because it is the first program that blends the muscle sculpting of Pilates, the strengthening and cardio of boxing and the fun and sensuality of dance into a high-energy, interval workout. At the core of Piloxing is the principle that femininity is powerful and it aims for women to attain a sleek, sexy and powerful self-image. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff. 18 lessons @ 1 hr, $281/$234 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time Tu, 1/24-5/30

No lesson on 4/11.

10-11 a.m.

Enjoy seated exercise to improve strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and confidence. Varied rhythmic movements safely elevate heart rate while light-hearted music sharpens the mind and improves coordination. Please bring light weights and a stretch band. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC. 9 lessons @ 55 mins, $126/$108 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9007.317 No lesson on 2/20.

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1:30-2:25 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20.

No lesson on 11/10 and 11/24.

1609.317

SENIOR STRENGTH AND STRETCH

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M, 1/23-3/27

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Winter 2017 Classes – Fitness/Yoga/Music

Music

Music Together® Teacher Schedule Instructor Day

Classes for Parents & Children

Ms. Patti Papworth

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 basic music competence by encouraging the actual

Ms. Ashley Scott Ms. Breianne McKinley

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday Friday & Saturday

experiencing of music through playful activities rather than the learning of concepts or information about music. Instructor: Music Together® Staff. 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 personal absences and/or schedule conflicts.

8 lessons @ 45 mins, $192/$148 MCC district residents.

10 lessons @ 45 mins, $240/$185 MCC district residents.

Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Supplemental 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.

Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. 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

Birth-5 years with parent/guardian

Mondays Activity No.

Tuesdays

Date

Time

1201.317

M, 1/23-3/20

9:15-10 a.m.

1202.317

M, 1/23-3/20

1203.317

M, 1/23-3/20

Date

Time

1204.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

9:15-10 a.m.

10:15-11 a.m.

1205.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

10:15-11 a.m.

11:15 a.m.-noon

1206.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

11:15 a.m.-noon

1207.317

Tu, 1/24-3/28

4:30-5:15 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20.

Activity No.

Saturdays Activity No.

Wednesdays

Date

Time

1215.317

Sa, 2/4-3/25

9:15-10 a.m.

1216.317

Sa, 2/4-3/25

10:15-11 a.m.

1217.317

Sa, 2/4-3/25

11:15 a.m.-noon

Activity No.

Date

Time

1208.317

W, 1/25-3/29

9:15-10 a.m.

1209.317

W, 1/25-3/29

10:15-11 a.m.

Thursdays Activity No.

Date

Time

1210.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

9:15-10 a.m.

1211.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

10:15-11 a.m.

1212.317

Th, 1/26-3/30

11:15 a.m.-noon

Fridays Activity No.

Date

Time

1213.317

F, 1/27-3/31

9:15-10 a.m.

1214.317

F, 1/27-3/31

10:15-11 a.m.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide

Safety

FIRST AID WITH CPR + AED (OFC)

Classes for Pre-Teens, Teens & Adults

All safety classes will be at the Old Firehouse Center (OFC), located at 1440 Chain Bridge Road (next to the Giant Shopping Center). Questions? Call 703-448-8336 or email oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CPR FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS (OFC)

This course teaches CPR and foreign body airway obstruction relief for adults, children and infants. Bring a bag lunch and drink. Instructor: Linda Lowry. 15 years-Adults 1 lesson @ 2.5 hrs, $50/$45 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1421.317

Sa, 2/4

9:30 a.m.-noon

BABYSITTING LESSONS & SAFETY TRAINING (OFC)

This American Academy of Pediatrics course provides current practices for safety and injury prevention while babysitting. The BLAST! Program offers exciting and interactive instruction, providing extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety and the fundamentals of childcare. Students must attend the entire session to receive their certificates. Please bring a doll and a bag lunch. Instructor: Linda Lowry. 6-9 Graders 1 lesson @ 5 hrs, $60/$50 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1422.317

Sa, 2/25

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

BABYSITTING + AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CPR FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS (OFC)

This class combined Babysitting Lessons (description listed above) plus 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 @ 5.5 hrs, $75/$65 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1423.317

Sa, 4/29

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

This American College of Emergency Physicians course covers breathing emergencies, identifying and caring for bleeding, sudden illnesses and injuries and preventing childhood injury. This class also includes CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, as well as First Aid. Certification card issued. Bring a bag lunch and drink. Instructor: Linda Lowry. 15 years-Adults 1 lesson @ 3.5 hrs, $75/$65 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1424.317

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Science Classes for Children MAD SCIENCE

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! SENSATIONAL SCIENCE

In Sensational Science, children will harness heat energy, learn the science behind cotton candy and explore the properties of both light and color. Your Mad Scientist will experiment with magnets and examine curious optical illusions. Each child will mix chemicals to make their own slime and analyze its properties! Children will get to know their taste buds better and witness a hairraising demonstration of static electricity! Each hands-on class includes an awesome take-home project and home lab with fun facts and exciting experiments to do at home. Instructor: Mad Science Staff. 3-5 years 8 lessons @ 45 mins, $200/$168 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1025.317

Th, 2/2-3/23

4:15-5 p.m.

6-11 years 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $200/$168 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1026.317

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Th, 2/2-3/23

5:15-6:15 p.m.


Winter 2017 Classes – Safety/Science/Adult Learning

Senior Moments Adult Learning

Presentations listed below are in chronological order.

“Senior Moments” is a term we all use when we cannot remember something, but we at the community center believe “Senior Moments” are also for all adults to have positive experiences. Join us for many social, fun and learning, “Senior Moments.” 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.

AGING IN McLEAN

Most of us in greater McLean represent the 9 in 10 Americans that report they want to “age in place.” We also want to stay involved in our communities and lead a life with meaning and purpose. Do you know what’s available to you in McLean? Presented by Kay H. Bransford, best-selling author of MemoryBanc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life. Presentation Objectives: What you can expect, how to plan for aging in place and what local resources are available to help. 1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $5/$7 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

CROCHET

9023.217

Tu, 2/7

10:30 a.m.-noon

GOT CLUTTER? GET ORGANIZED

In our fast-paced, ever-changing lives, it’s completely normal to have clutter. Most of us do. Even professional organizers have some clutter! It’s just a matter of degree---how much clutter you have and how it makes you feel. When does clutter become a burden? Presented by Vanessa Seifert, National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) member and President of the NAPO Washington, D.C. Chapter. Presentation Objectives: What does being organized mean to you? Why do you want to be organized? How to stay focused and get through each project. 1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $5/$7 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9025.317

If you have ever wanted to learn to crochet, and/or meet and be with other people while doing crochet, this is the class for you. This class will cover the very basics of crochet, including: hook and yarn discussion, the elementary stitches, slip knot, chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet and crocheting in the round. You will also learn how to read a written crochet pattern and work on several exciting projects. Presented by Susan Jaska. 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $65/$55 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9021.317 No lesson on 2/20.

M, 1/23-3/20

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tu, 2/28

10:30 a.m.-noon

Instructors Wanted Interested in becoming an instructor for Senior Moments Adult Learning? Please send your resume, course details, and/ or suggested areas of interest to instructor@ mcleancenter.org.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide

Technology/Computer Science Classes for Children “ALL STAR TECH” PROGRAM

CREATING ESTATE PLANS FOR LIVING

What are the essential documents everyone over age 18 should have? Making smart decisions for one’s future is the key to having a successful life plan. Effective estate planning is crucial for that life plan to become a reality. Join us and learn how you can protect your assets and plan for your future. Presented by William S. Fralin, Certified Elder Law Attorney, The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm.

All Star Tech is an official provider of computer and technology classes for all of the Washington, D.C., Richmond and Tampa metro areas. At All Star Tech, our mission is to teach the fundamentals of technology skills to children by using the computer as a creative tool. Our computer science, engineering and electronics courses help students learn new technologies to meet future challenges. STEM BIOLOGY

Presentation Objectives: Learn what the current essential documents everyone over age 18 should have; why powers of attorney and trusts are much more important than a will; and why it is important to have an effective plan in place now to help you while you are alive—not just after you pass away. 1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $5/$7 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 9027.317

Tu, 3/14

10:30 a.m.-noon

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR HEALTHCARE AND BE A GOOD ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF Our healthcare system has changed; it is not at all what it was like years ago. We will review some of these changes and how they impact us. Learn how each of us can make sure we receive the type of care we need from our doctors and hospital. Presented by Debbie Aggen, Registered Nurse and a Certified Senior Advisor.

1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $5/$7 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time

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Tu, 3/28

6-9 years 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $154/$128 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1031.317

Tu, 1/31-3/21

4:15-5:15 p.m.

3D PRINTING & MODELING

Presentation Objectives: How has the medical model changed? What do I need to know to be my own medical advocate? How do I advocate for myself if I am admitted to the hospital?

9029.317

Students will experiment with green science, renewable energy, DNA modules and much more! They also will learn how to use fruits and vegetables to conduct electricity. Students learn about DNA and RNA using replicated modules that cover DNA structure, replication and transcription, coding and translation. Instructor: All Star Tech Staff.

10:30 a.m.-noon

Students will be able to access the world of 3D printing, while they are provided a foundation in critical technology and engineering skills. The class enables students to learn cutting-edge technology skills and professional-level software tools while having fun! Instructor: All Star Tech Staff. 8-14 years 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $154/$128 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1033.317

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Tu, 1/31-3/21

5:30-6:30 p.m.


Winter 2017 – Adult Learning/Technology/Computer Science Classes for Adults

LEGO® ROBOTICS

SENIOR TECHNOLOGY AND THE ONLINE WORLD

Students explore mechanism and structural design through the use of LEGO® Technology. They will build out using LEGO® bricks, which will enhance their spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination, as well as reinforce their basic understanding of shapes and colors. Students will learn basic computer skills, icon recognition, drag and drop techniques and how to follow sequences and patterns. Instructor: All Star Tech Staff. 3-5 years 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $154/$128 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1035.317

W, 2/1-3/22

4:15-5:15 p.m.

6-11 years 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $154/$128 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1036.317

W, 2/1-3/22

5:30-6:30 p.m

After this course, you will be able to easily find information online using the various search engines and the intelligent personal assistants. You will also learn to use the internet to communicate via social networking, chat, instant messaging, emailing and voice and video calling. Downloading and using various applications on your computer and smartphones will definitely ease your daily life and make it more fun and entertaining. Laptops and other course materials will be provided. Participants must bring their personal smartphones, iPads or tablet computers. Instructor: All Star Tech Staff. Adults 55+ 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $154/$128 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1034.317

Th, 2/2-3/23

11 a.m.-noon

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% senior discount applies to ages 60+ with course fees of $50 or more.

FASHION DESIGN

Students will learn essential concepts from the fashion design industry and complete an impressive high-quality portfolio from scratch by the use of digital illustration and a graphic fashion design software. Instructor: All Star Tech Staff. 8-14 years 8 lessons @ 1 hr, $154/$128 MCC district residents. Activity No. Date Time 1039.317

M, 1/30-3/27

4:15-5:15 p.m.

No lesson on 2/20.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Program Guide

Theater

Writing

Classes for Teens & Adults

Classes for Adults

VOLUNTEER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

For ages 14 and older. Volunteers who work in The Alden in a technical capacity are required to complete this training course. Technical Certification introduces students to all aspects of technical production, including safety issues, and is designed to assist local arts organizations with their productions. Volunteers may sign up for one or all of the sessions. Please wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement and closed-toe shoes with laces or Velcro, or loafers. Instructor: Alden Staff.

WRITING YOUR LIFE HISTORY II: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

In this course, we will discuss significant sections of your memoir and, most importantly, how to organize your work into a viable manuscript. We will discuss where to begin and where to end, what to leave out and why and what might be missing. Instructor: Dorothy A. Spruzen. 8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $146/$120 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $5, make check payable to Dorothy Spruzen. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 1931.317

Tu, 1/24-3/14

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

WORD PORTRAITS

14 years-Adult Participants 16 years of age or younger must have a parent and/or guardian present at the first session to sign a waiver before participating. 1 lesson @ 4 hrs, Free. Activity No. Topic

Date

Time

3401.317

Introduction

Tu, 1/10

7–11 p.m.

3402.317

Lighting I

W, 1/11

7–11 p.m.

3403.317

Lighting II

F, 1/13

7–11 p.m.

3404.317

Audio

Tu, 1/24

7–11 p.m.

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Characters bear the burden of your story, and those characters live in the world you create for them. Your readers must feel they can see and hear those characters as they move through their world—an environment that must seem three-dimensional and full of sensory detail. Instructor: Dorothy A Spruzen. 8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $146/$120 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $5, make check payable to Dorothy Spruzen. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Activity No. Date Time 1932.317

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W, 1/25-3/15

11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Winter 2017 Classes – Theater/Writing Don’t Have Time to Commit to a Class?

Try These Drop-In Activities! Open Bridge

Party Bridge

Bridge games are open to Center district residents and their guests. There is no fee, but residents will be required to sign in each time they participate. Please call to check with Center staff each week before coming to participate.

Meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Senior Bridge Meets Mondays. Participants should arrive by 9:45 a.m. to be included in the rotation for games, which begins at 10 a.m. Play will go for six half-hour rounds, with a lunch break.

In April 2017, the MCC will close its doors and move operations off-site while we undergo an extensive construction and renovation project. While we are off-site, we will not offer the free Drop-In Bridge programs. The MCC is slated to reopen in the Fall of 2018.

Community Bridge Meets Fridays at 7 p.m. Drop-In Bridge will continue to be offered on Monday mornings and Tuesday and Friday evenings through March 2017.

Table Tennis at OFTC

Meets Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.

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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, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101. Completed forms may be faxed to 703‑556‑0547. • In Person/Drop Off You may register in person at the Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through 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 box located in the lobby adjacent to the reception desk.

REGISTRATION BEGINS

• Registration begins on Monday, Dec.12, for MCC tax district residents • Registration begins on Monday, Dec. 19, 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

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 charge 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).

• 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.

ABSENCES FROM CLASS

SENIOR DISCOUNTS

General Information

• 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 other-wise noted.

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• 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.

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 to 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 703‑790-0123, TTY: 711.

Travel and Tour Policies See page 11 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.


Registration Form Please make checks payable to McLean Community Center. Staple checks for class fees to this form. If faxing form, complete credit card information. Mail, fax or bring form to: McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101.

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PHONE: 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 FAX: 703-556-0547 To register online or to submit an application by e-mail, visit our website: www.mcleancenter.org.

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REGISTRATION BEGINS: RESIDENTS: Monday, December 12 NON-RESIDENTS: Monday, December 19

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Saturday, February 4, 2017 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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