McLean Community Center March Calendar of Events

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in March. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

The McLean Traveler Day Trip
2019 Philadelphia Flower Show

Thursday, March 7, 6:45 a.m.-8 p.m.
$138/$133 MCC district residents

The theme of the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show is “Flower Power.” The show promises to be both breathtaking and inspiring. Here’s an opportunity to explore the world’s greatest flower show with the best, most celebrated growers and designers.

The Old Firehouse Friday Night Trip
Captain Marvel Night

Friday, March 8, 4-11 p.m.
$45/$35 OFC Members

The Old Firehouse will take teens to view the newest blockbuster Marvel hit film, “Captain Marvel,” in a luxury movie theater. Prior to catching the film, the group will enjoy a unique dining experience at a hibachi restaurant. Movie tickets and dinner are included in the fee.

An Alden Production

Saturday and Sunday, March 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2 p.m.
$15/$10 MCC district residents

It’s story time for Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, but Pooh won’t hear just any story, he wants to hear a story about himself, because “he’s that sort of bear.” Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of the forest creatures, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit, on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. Performed by talented McLean area youth.

Movies for Kids and Families 
Disney’s “Monsters, Inc.” (2001) (G)

Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.
Free admission

Visit the city of Monstropolis in the monster world, in this animated film featuring the voices of actors John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn and Jennifer Tilly.

Presented by The Alden
“Brush Up Your Shakespeare”

Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m.
$7/$5 MCC district residents

Crack that Shakespeare code with our expert hackers! Our Bard authorities from the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Potomac School return to prepare you for ASC on Tour’s productions of “The Comedy of Errors” and “The Winter’s Tale.”

The Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader Party
The Glow Party

Friday, March 15, 7-9 p.m.
$35 each/$25 MCC district residents. Preregistration is highly recommended.

The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fifth- and sixth-grade students can enjoy food, a DJ playing the latest hits, dancing, games and other fun activities at this themed dance.

Presented by The Alden
TEDXTysons Open Mic

Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m.
$16/$12 MCC district residents

For the first time ever, TEDxTysons in partnership with The Alden is organizing an Open Mic Night. In an “American Idol” meets StorySLAM-style evening, aspiring TEDx Talkers will present their two- to three-minute pitch to a full house… and at the end of the evening one speaker will be selected to develop and present a full TEDxTysons talk. Whether you are a TED fan or someone who loves a rare behind-the-curtain glimpse at how speakers are selected, this event is for you! This is an all-ages event.

Father-Daughter Enchanted Evening Dance

Friday, March 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
$25 per person

Spend a magical evening at the McLean Community Center’s first-ever Father-Daughter dance! This new program is open to children and parents of all ages.  Come dance and play games after walking down the red carpet! Make sure you bring your camera for red carpet pictures. Light refreshments will be provided.

Presented by The Alden
“The Joshua Show”

Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m.
$15/$10 MCC district residents

In this award-winning family production with live music, tap dancing, physical comedy and multiple styles of puppetry, we meet a modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, Joshua Holden. Joshua’s puppet sidekick, Mr. Nicholas, is feeling down and it’s up to Joshua and his cast of puppet characters (including the Wonderbook and Larry the Lint) to help his best friend find the joy in being yourself.

MCC Governing Board
Public Hearing on FY 2021 Programs

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Open to the public.

The MCC Governing Board wants to hear program ideas from residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville, who pay a real estate surcharge to support the center. The hearing is the first step in planning for the FY 2021 budget cycle, which begins July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2021. The regular monthly meeting of the board will be held prior to the hearing at 7 p.m.

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m.
$40/$30 MCC district residents

In the aftermath of her brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama. Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC holds startling relevance today, examining divinity, obedience, and law—and how love overcomes them all.

American Shakespeare Center on Tour
“The Comedy of Errors”

Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
$40/$30 MCC district residents

In this rollicking farce, Shakespeare elevates Roman comedy to dizzying heights. Two long-separated twins, their two tricky servants (also twins), a jealous wife and her lovelorn sister romp through this fast-paced comedy. Filled with mistaken identities and slapstick humor, “The Comedy of Errors” will have the audience laughing from the first confusion to the last.

American Shakespeare Center on Tour
“The Winter’s Tale”

Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m.
$40/$30 MCC district residents

Shakespeare’s magnificent late play is a roller-coaster ride from romance to tragedy to comedy and finally to a place of transcendent beauty that few other works of art have ever gone. “A sad tale’s best for winter,” but after unleashing a wintry tempest onto his characters, Shakespeare ultimately conjures spring’s miraculous rebirth.

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For The Alden Box Office, call 703-790-9223.

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