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Community Calendar

July 19, 2002

<cal1>JANUARY

<cal2>McLean Bridal Boutique. Jan. 11, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

<cal1>FEBRUARY

<cal2>McLean Health and Beauty Expo, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

Storybook Characters Festival. Date TBA. Held at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

<cal1>MARCH

<cal2>Annual Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Center, at the Hilton McLean, located at 7920 Jones Branch Road in McLean. March 8 Conference focuses on issues impacting the status and condition of women. Register by calling 703-281-2657.

Annual genealogy conference, sponsored by the Fairfax Genealogical Society, is held every year in March. The conference is an all-day, in-depth presentation by nationally known genealogists designed to enhance one's genealogical research skills. Members of the Fairfax Genealogical Society receive a discount of $5 off the registration fee. This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at the Fairview Marriott.

Silent auction for local charities, sponsored by Great Falls Newcomers. Call membership vice president Ruth Morgan at 703-757-3858.

<cal1>APRIL

<cal2>Easter Sunrise Service at Great Falls Park. Sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council. Call 703-759-3705.

Annual Garage Sale, April 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

Easter Egg Hunt, held the Sunday before Easter at the Village Green Center. Sponsored by Great Falls Friends.

<cal1>MAY

<cal2>McLean Day Festival, May 17, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Lewinsville Park, located at 1659 Chain Bridge road. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center. 703-790-0123.

<cal1>JUNE

<cal2>Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Brogue Charities, the second week of June at Reston National. Call Mike Kearney at 703-759-3309.

<cal1>JULY

<cal2>Fourth of July Celebration at Turner Farm in Great Falls starts at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Brogue Charities. Rides, entertainment, food, and fireworks. Call Mike Kearney at 703-759-3309.

5K run, sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council, held on July 4 and beginning at 7:15 a.m. at First Union Bank in Great Falls. Call 703-759-6068.

Baby parade, sponsored by the Great Falls Newcomers is held every year on July 4 at the Village Centre. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For children ages 2 and up and their parents. Prizes given for best decorated wagons, strollers, etc.

Community parade begins at 10 a.m. on July 4 at Village Centre and Great Falls Shopping Center. Features antique cars, horses, bicycles, floats, fire engines, and live music.

<cal1>SUMMER/FALL

<cal2>McLean Farmer's Market. May 10- Nov. 15. Held at Lewinsville Park. 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 703-941-1730.

<cal1>SEPTEMBER

<cal2>Community Garage Sale. Sept. 7, 9a.m. – 1 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

Business Awards. Sept. 26. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

Used Book Sale. Sept. 13-15 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women. 703-821-1280.

McLean Kid’s Series. Two children’s matinees on a Saturday at the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theater, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Date TBA. 703-790-0123.

Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap Park, Sept. 14-15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. Hosted by Bob McGrath from Sesame Street. Performing groups from Bolivia, China, Georgia, Romania, and South Korea; crafts from around the world, clowns, City of Fairfax Band. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting the Wolf Trap box office.

<cal1>OCTOBER

<cal2>Great Falls Halloween Festival, Oct. 31 at the Village Green Center. Includes a haunted house. Sponsored by Great Falls Friends and Great Falls Newcomers.

Octoberfest. Oct. 5 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

Kid’s Stuff Sale. Date TBA. Children can bring their old toys to sell. Held at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

<cal1>NOVEMBER

<cal2>Thanksgiving Eve Service. Sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council. Call 703-759-3705.

Monte Carlo Night. Nov. 2. Held at the Tyson's Doubletree Hotel. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

26th Annual McLean Antique Show and Sale, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Museum Shops Holiday Collection. Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Shop for items from the shops of several area museums, including Monticello, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Freer Gallery, and the Delaware Art Museum. Admission is $6. Sponsored by the McLean Project for the Arts. 703-790-0123.

<cal1>DECEMBER

<cal2>36th Annual Holiday House Tour and Boutique. Dec. 5. Cost is $20 for tour. Boutique is free and held at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Sponsored by the Woman's Club of McLean, 703-356-0089.

McLean Holiday Craft Show, Dec. 6-8 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

Reindog Parade. Dec. 7. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

Holiday Mixer. Dec. 19. Held at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.