Week In McLean

Week In McLean

<sh>Center's Governing Board To Meet

<bt>The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. All meetings of the Governing Board are open to the public. Members of the public who wish to speak during the "Citizen Comment" portion of the meeting are asked to call 703-790-0123 to be placed on the agenda.

<sh>Vendors Sought for Jewelry Showcase

<bt>The McLean Community Center's newest event, the McLean Jewelry Showcase, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature a variety of quality, handmade and other crafted collections and designs by jewelers from around the region. Exhibit space is still available on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective participants can download a registration form from www.mcleancenter.org or contact Community Events Director Sam Roberts, 703-790-0123 or at sam.roberts@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<sh>McLean Little League Registration

<bt>McLean Little League baseball and softball will hold registration on three different dates in January 2007 for the spring 2007 season. Registrations will be held in the clubhouse 1836 Westmoreland Street. Signups are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tryout times are reserved at registration. The skill assessments are necessary for AA through Majors baseball and for softball AAA and up. Tryouts are for team placement purposes must be scheduled at registration. Parents/guardians of new players must present a birth certificate, proof of residency and must live within the boundaries of the McLean Little League. All documents will be inspected and returned at registration. All players must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian at registration. Forms for registration are available for download at www.mcleanll.com. For more information contact McLean Little League Registrar Mia DeWitt at miadewitt@mcleanll.com.

<sh>Center Offers Fun Dayz Camp

<bt>Children ages 4-9 can get out of the house and relieve their winter "blahs" by coming to the McLean Community Center's Winter Break Fun Dayz Camp, Tuesday–Friday, Dec. 26-29. This year, the center is offering a half-day camp from 9 a.m.–noon, in addition to its full-day camp, which is held from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The daily fee for the full-day camp is $85, $75 McLean district residents and for the half-day camp is $43, $38 McLean district residents. Advance registration is required. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. For more information, or to register, contact the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, or visit www.mcleancenter.org

<sh>Collecting Donations for Wounded Vets

<bt>Local Brownie Troop and Cub Scouts are working together and asking neighbors to help out wounded vets at Walter Reed and Bethesda Medical Center this holiday season. They are collecting new or gently used DVDs and portable, battery-operated DVD players to be delivered to the veterans. Donations may be dropped between now and Friday, Dec. 23 at two locations in Great Falls: Neighbors International Foundation, 1146-D Walker Road, 703-759-2102 and at Loebig Chiropractic, 754 Walker Road, Village Center, 703-757-5817. DVDs and players will be delivered directly to the medical centers. For more information, e-mail Dori Wantula at daks@cox.net.


<bt>In the article "Face to Face at Last" of the Dec. 13-19 issue of the McLean Connection, U.S. Marine Brendan McBreen was incorrectly identified as Brendan Geraghty.

In the article "Crime in Great Falls," it should have stated that the for profit community e-mail network "Neighbors" is working with the Great Falls Citizens Association Crime Watch Task Group, not the non-profit Neighbors International Foundation.

Also, Reston District Station Crime Prevention Officer Katy Fernbacher was incorrectly referred to as Reston District Station Capt. Deborah Burnett.