McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for March 2022

McLean Community Center Around Town, Art & Culture

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in March. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, many Center programs and events have been adjusted to virtual (online) or in-person, socially distanced formats. All patrons are required to wear mask while inside the building. Please check the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.


Sponsored by The Alden

Foreign Language Movie – Women’s History Month Selection

Thursday, March 3, 1 p.m.

Free; registration is required.

By popular demand, The Alden’s foreign language movie series is back! Curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from the audience, the series picks up where it was so rudely interrupted in 2020, with a few surprises thrown in. All screenings are free, but advance registration is required. Schedule subject to change.


The Old Firehouse Teacher Workday Trips

Indoor Trampoline/Summit Ropes

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

$70/$60 MCC district residents

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


Sponsored by The Alden

Unruly Theatre Project Improv Show

Friday, March 4, 7 p.m.

Old Firehouse
1440 Chain Bridge Rd.

Free admission

The area’s hottest professional teen improv troupe brings you a hilarious night of comedy! Come help spread some joy while being wildly entertained by these young performers.


The Old Firehouse 5th & 6th Grader  Party

St. Patty’s Party

Friday, March 11, 7–9:30 p.m.

$35/$25 OFC Members

Preregistration is recommended.Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader Parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Free catered food and beverages will be distributed to participants. Parties feature a DJ, an open dance floor and a variety of activities.


Sponsored by The Alden

The Alden’s 2022 Spring Production

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

Free; preregistration is required.

The Alden’s 2022 Spring Production will be a piece of devised theater created by youth actors from the McLean community and guided by The Alden’s production team of theater professionals. For updates, visit www.aldentheatre.org.


Sponsored by The Alden

Unruly Theatre Project Improv Show

Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.

Old Firehouse
1440 Chain Bridge Rd.

Free admission

The area’s hottest professional teen improv troupe brings you a hilarious night of comedy! Come help spread some joy while being wildly entertained by these young performers.


Sponsored by The Alden

Performing Arts Documentaries

Thursday, March 17, 1 p.m.

Free admission. Registration is required

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Safety permitting, join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.


MCC Governing Board

Public Hearing for FY2024 Programs + Regular Meeting

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

All Governing Board meetings are open to the public.Tax district residents (Small District 1A-Dranesville) who wish to speak during the “Citizen Comment” portion of the meeting are asked to call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to be placed on the agenda.


The Old Firehouse Friday Night Trips

Dinner & Movie

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

$50/$40 OFC members

Spend a night watching a newly released blockbuster at the ICON Theater in Tysons! Participants will have dinner before watching the movie. The cost of a movie ticket and dinner are included in the fee. Please bring additional money for movie concessions as desired.


Sponsored by The Alden

The Judy Carmichael Trio

Sunday, March 27, 2 p.m.

$25/$15 MCC district residents

Maybe you know her from 20 years on National Public Radio’s “Jazz Inspired” or as one of the world’s best stride pianists. But until you experience her brilliant combo of musicianship on the Great American Songbook, sultry vocals, comedic stories and interplay with her saxophonist/ guitarist, you don’t really know Judy Carmichael. She’s John Eaton recommended! “Her playing is masterly, and her linking material show her to be a raconteur in the Ustinov mold.” — BBC Radio.


Sponsored by The Alden

Celebrate Chaitra Navratri (Spring Navratri) Workshop (Virtual)

Tuesday, March 29, 6 p.m.

$7/$5 MCC district residents (fee is per device)

With the arrival of the Indian heat, comes the festival of Chaitra Navratri, a nine-day Hindu festival that marks the transition from spring to summer. The festivals of Navratri in general occur at times of seasonal change, with both Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri (the one that occurs in the fall) happening when the length of the day and night are similar. Both are times of eating particular foods, fasting, and/or eating smaller quantities of food to support our bodies through seasonal changes. In the Hindu context, fasting does not necessarily mean no consumption of food. Often it is eating a special diet of food and fasting foods can be quite tasty. Join us in this Chaitra Navrati workshop to learn how to make a faraali (fasting compliant) Gujarati 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 Box Office, call 571-296-8385.


About McLean Community Center

McLean Community Center offers a continuing program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of classes, lectures, study tours, camps, art exhibits, theatre performances, and specialty shows. The Center also sponsors major community activities such as McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and the 4th of July Fireworks at Langley High School.

The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination 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 working days in advance of the event.

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

www.mcleancenter.org