McLean Community Center Events Calendar for October 2022

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in October. Please see the center’s website,, for up-to-date information. Residents of the central tax district, the smaller District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for fee reductions. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Join the McLean Fun Run!

The McLean 5k

Saturday October 1
Registration, parcel pick-up and warm-up begin at 7:00 a.m.
The race starts at 8 a.m.

McLean Square Shopping Center
6631 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, Virginia 22101

Hosted by the McLean Community Center with support from sponsors, Century 21 New Millennium and the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, the race features a USATF-certified course through the heart of McLean and is designed to appeal to runners of all skill levels. Proceeds from the race benefit the McLean Community Foundation.

Presented by The Alden – Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Furia Flamenca: “A trip to Spain”

Saturday October 8
11 a.m.

$15, $10 for MCC district residents

This interactive Hispanic Heritage Month show for families by Furia Flamenca introduces children to flamenco music and dance, shares some of the history of the art form, and invites the public to participate in the making of flamenco .

Touch a truck

Monday October 10
10 a.m. – noon

FREE ENTRANCE. Registration is mandatory.

Parents and kids can take advantage of the Fairfax County Public Schools vacation by joining MCC for this FREE event that gives kids the chance to see, touch and explore some of their favorite cars and trucks.

Presented by The Alden

The Boy Band Project

Friday October 14
7 p.m.

$30/$20 MCC District residents/$25 seniors and students

The Boy Band Project transports you to a time when the boy band phenomenon dominated pop culture and TRL was the date TV. Delivered with their own special blend of beauty, wry humor and talent from Broadway’s “Wicked”, “Hairspray” and “Mamma Mia” (and more), these boys recreate the sounds and choreography of your favorite boy bands , from NKOTB to One Direction.

Presented by The Alden

“Tackling body image and reversing mental health challenges”
A discussion with Laurie Hernandez and Shaquem Griffin. Moderated by Christine Brennan

Saturday October 15
7 p.m.

$25/35 MCC district residents

Laurie Hernandez is known as the “human emoji”. She’s the first American-born Latina to make the U.S. Olympic team since 1984 and won the gold and silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. But the road to get there hasn’t been easy – she endured years of rigorous training, intense sacrifice, and verbal and emotional abuse at the hands of her trainer, resulting in an eating disorder and depression. She learned to take charge of her mental health by challenging the myths and stereotypes surrounding mental health issues.

Shaquem Griffin made history as the NFL’s first one-handed player. Now he inspires others to overcome adversity and persevere. Griffin was born minutes after his twin, Shaquill. Both boys became notable athletes in high school and college at the University of Central Florida, and both are playing in the NFL after being drafted by the same team, but Shaquem did it all one-handedly.

Christine Brennan was the first female sports editor at the Miami Herald, the first woman to cover Washington’s NFL team as an editor at the Washington Post, and is now the most-read female sports columnist.

McLean Pet Party

Sunday October 16

McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.


Produced by McLean Community Center for local pet owners and their beloved pets. Have fun at the park, learn great pet tricks and demonstrations, find valuable pet information, and get tips on products and services that can enhance your pet’s life and enhance your experiences as a pet. pet owner. Many exhibitors will participate. Bring your pets on a leash to show off their best costumes and join the party for the Pet Parade at 3 p.m. Take a photo of your pet and the whole family in the photo booth.

Presented by The Alden

Peking Acrobats®
With the Shanghai Circus

Sunday October 23
2 p.m.

$40/$30 MCC District residents/$35 seniors and students

Over the past 32 years, The Peking Acrobats® has redefined the public’s perception of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess in arts such as acrobatic cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. They push the limits of human abilities, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Everyone at any age will be thrilled and thrilled by The Peking Acrobats®.

MCC Board of Directors

Wednesday October 26
6:30 p.m.

All Board meetings are open to the public.

Residents of the Tax District (Small District One A-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 be put on the agenda.

Performing arts documentaries

Thursday, October 27
1 p.m.


Learn a little more about the performing arts with these hour-long (approximately) documentaries. Join Director of Performing Arts Sarah Schallern Treff for an after discussion.

OFC Festival of Frights and Trunk or Treat

Saturday October 29

Free for all participants. Pre-registration is required.

Calling all ghoul and goblin families! Come join the Old Firehouse (in your best Halloween costumes) for an evening of live music, games, food, contests and tons of candy!

Help us and have fun! Families wishing to volunteer with their vehicles for Trunk or Treat can submit a request via email to [email protected] Please include your name and trunk topic and submit your request. Volunteer hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Each family will receive candies to distribute to the trunk or to the healers. Volunteer spaces are limited.

Day trip to the old fire station

OFC Thrills and Chills Day

Monday October 31

$60/$50 MCC District Residents

Do you have what it takes to save yourself and your team? Can you escape the horror themed room or will you surrender? OFC wants you to try your luck! A signed waiver is required to participate. After the escape room, we’ll head to a local cinema and see the latest Halloween-themed movie. Admission to the escape room, lunch, and your movie ticket are included in the fee. Bring extra cash for desired concessions.

For more information, call MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit

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.

The 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.

Jill E. Washington