McLean Community Center Events Calendar for March 2022

McLean, Virginia. The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in March. Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Center programs and events have been adapted to virtual (online) or in-person, socially distant formats. All customers are required to wear a mask inside the building. Please see the Centre’s website, www.mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the Central Tax District, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for fee reductions. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.


Sponsored by The Alden

Foreign Language Film – Women’s History Month Selection

Thursday, March 3, 1 p.m.

Free; registration is mandatory.

By popular demand, the foreign language film series The Alden is back! Curated by Director of Performing Arts Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from the audience, the series picks up where it left off so abruptly in 2020, with a few surprises. All screenings are free, but prior registration is required. Schedule subject to change.


Teacher’s day trips from the old fire station

Indoor trampoline/top ropes

Friday, March 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

$70/$60 MCC District Residents

Test your bouncing dodgeball skills, discover your ninja abilities, or just jump for fun in this unique indoor facility! Participants will eat lunch and then practice their rope skills at Summit Ropes. A signed waiver and appropriate sportswear are required to participate.


Sponsored by The Alden

Unruly Theater Project Improv Show

Friday, March 4, 7 p.m.

Old fire station
1440 Chain Bridge Road.

Free entrance

The hottest professional teen improv troupe around brings you a hilarious evening of comedy! Come help spread some joy while being entertained by these young artists.


The old fire station 5and & 6and grader party

Saint Patty’s Day

Friday, March 11, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

$35/$25 OFC Members

It is recommended to register in advance. Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Free food and drinks will be distributed to participants. Parties feature a DJ, an open dance floor, and a variety of activities.


Sponsored by The Alden

Alden’s Spring 2022 Production

Saturday and Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m.

Free; pre-registration is required.

Alden’s Spring 2022 production will be a play conceived by young actors from the McLean community and guided by Alden’s professional theater production team. For updates, visit www.aldentheatre.org.


Sponsored by The Alden

Unruly Theater Project Improv Show

Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.

Old fire station
1440 Chain Bridge Road.

Free entrance

The hottest professional teen improv troupe around brings you a hilarious evening of comedy! Come help spread some joy while being entertained by these young artists.


Sponsored by The Alden

Performing arts documentaries

Thursday, March 17, 1 p.m.

Free entrance. Registration is mandatory

Learn a little more about the performing arts with these hour-long (approximately) documentaries. Security permitting, join Director of Performing Arts Sarah Schallern Treff for a chat afterwards.


MCC Board of Directors

Public hearing for the 2024 fiscal year programs + regular meeting

Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.

All Board meetings are open to the public. Residents of the Tax District (Little District 1A-Dranesville) who wish to speak at the “Citizens Feedback” portion of the meeting are asked to call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to register at the agenda.


Friday Night Excursions to the Old Fire Station

Dinner and movie

Friday March 25, 3:30-10 p.m.

$50/$40 OFC members

Spend a night watching a recently released blockbuster at Tysons’ ICON Theatre! Participants will have dinner before watching the film. The cost of a movie ticket and dinner is included in the fee. Please bring extra cash for movie concessions if you wish.


Sponsored by The Alden

Judy Carmichael’s Trio

Sunday March 27, 2 p.m.

$25/$15 MCC District Residents

Maybe you’ve known her for 20 years on National Public Radio’s “Jazz Inspired” show or as one of the best stride pianists in the world. But until you experience her brilliant combination of Great American Songbook musicianship, sultry vocals, comedic storytelling, and interaction with her saxophonist/guitarist, you don’t really know Judy Carmichael. It is recommended by John Eaton! “Her acting is masterful and her linking material shows she is a storyteller in the Ustinov mould.” — BBC radio.


Sponsored by The Alden

Workshop Celebrate Chaitra Navratri (Spring Navratri) (Virtual)

Tuesday, March 29, 6 p.m.

$7/$5 MCC District Residents (fee is per device)

With the onset of the Indian heat comes the Chaitra Navratri festival, a nine-day Hindu festival that marks the transition from spring to summer. Navratri festivals usually occur at times of seasonal change, with Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri (the one that occurs in autumn) occurring when the length of day and night are similar. Both are times when we eat particular foods, fast, and/or eat smaller amounts of food to sustain our bodies through seasonal changes. In the Hindu context, fasting does not necessarily mean no consumption of food. Often it’s about eating a special diet, and fasting foods can be quite tasty. Join us in this Chaitra Navrati workshop to learn how to prepare a Gujarati faraali (fasting-compliant) dish.


For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org. For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For the Alden ticket office, call 571-296-8385.


The McLean Community Center offers a continuous program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of courses, lectures, study trips, camps, art exhibitions, theater performances and specialist shows . The Center also sponsors major community events such as McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and the July 4 fireworks at Langley High School.

McLean Community Center, an agency of the Fairfax County government, is committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 business days prior to the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.

www.mcleancenter.org

Jill E. Washington