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<cal1>JANUARY

<cal2>Family Fun Bingo Night. Jan. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. $20 per family, registration is required. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

<cal1>FEBRUARY

<cal2>McLean Health and Beauty Expo, Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

<cal1>MARCH

Since 2002, an annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council has taken place at one of the member churches in Great Falls.

Annual Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Center, at the Hilton McLean, located at 7920 Jones Branch Road, McLean. The conference, taking place in March, focuses on issues affecting the status and condition of women. Register by calling 703-281-2657.

Taste of McLean. March 6. Local restaraunts sell tastes of their entrees at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Storybook Character’s Festival. March 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Annual genealogy conference, sponsored by the Fairfax Genealogical Society, take place 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.

<cal1>APRIL

<cal2>Good Friday Service from noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday and Easter Sunrise Service at Great Falls Park. Both are sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council and open to everyone. Call 703-759-6068.

Annual Garage Sale. April 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Business Bank Parking Garage. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Spring Break Fun Days. April 6-7 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Bunny Tales. April 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Children’s Spring Festival and Egg Hunt, hosted the Sunday before Easter at the Village Green Center. Organized by Adeler Jewelers and Great Falls Friends, individual merchants contributing rides and games.

<cal1>MAY

<cal2>McLean Day Festival. May 15, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Lewinsville Park, located at 1659 Chain Bridge Road. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center. Call 703-790-0123.

<cal1>JUNE

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

Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

<cal1>JULY

<cal2>Fourth of July “hometown celebration” at The Turner Farm in Great Falls. 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, takes place on July 4, 7:15 a.m., at First Union Bank in Great Falls. Call 703-759-6068.

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

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

Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre, sponsored by Village Centre merchants, take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

<cal 1> AUGUST

<cal2>Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre, sponsored by Village Centre merchants, take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

<cal1>SUMMER/FALL

<cal2>McLean Farmers Market. Fridays, May 9-Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Lewinsville Park on Chain Bridge Road.

<cal1>SEPTEMBER

<cal2>Community Garage Sale. Sept. 6, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Business Awards. Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m., at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

Used Book Sale. Sept. 12, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sept. 13, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sept 14, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Call 703-821-1280.

McLean Kids Series: DinoRock Productions. Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

International Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap National Park, Sept. 13-14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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 Centre. Includes a haunted house. Sponsored by Great Falls Friends and Great Falls Newcomers.

Turkish Festival and Bazaar. Oct. 4, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children. Call 703-790-0123.

McLean Kids Series: Applause Unlimited. Aesop’s Fables. Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

<cal1>NOVEMBER

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

Fall Fundraiser. Nov. 1. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

McLean Kids Series: Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: Turtle Island Tales. In the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

McLean Kids Series: Elephant’s Child. An adaptation of Rudyard Kiplings' story. Nov. 4. at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

27th Annual McLean Antique Show and Sale, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Tickets are $6. Call 703-790-0123

Kid’s Stuff Sale. Nov. 22, noon-2 p.m. Children can bring their old toys to sell at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Museum Shops Holiday Collection. Nov. 28 and 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Nov. 30, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 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. Call 703-790-0123.

<cal1>DECEMBER

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

Holiday Open House sponsored by the Village Centre Merchants at Great Falls Village Centre

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Great Falls Village Centre

McLean Holiday Craft Show. Dec. 5-7 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Reindog Parade. Dec. 6, 8 a.m., at the Langley Shopping Center. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

McLean Kids Series: A Christmas Carol. Weekends from Dec. 12 - Dec. 21; Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. In the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Holiday Mixer. Dec. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at McLean Project for the Arts. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

Breakfast with Santa. Dec. 20 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Winter Break Fun Days. Dec. 29-30, 9:30-2:30, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.