Community Notes

Community Notes

Send community notes to the Connection at or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. at the Great Falls Library the Great Falls Women's Club will be hosting an evening with guest speakers Jim and Beverly Luce of Inova Senior care, Diane Hoyer of Women Helping Women with Finances, and Michele H. Wright, Esq., of Michele H. Wright and Associates. Come and learn about the latest in health care, options and services available for seniors from Jim and Beverly Luce. Diane Hoyer will explore why women need to manage their finances and plan for future success. Michele Wright will discuss estate planning, retirement planning, wills and more. Refreshments will be served. Call Jane at 571-239-0011 for more information and to make a reservation. Space is limited; a fee will be charged.

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm will hold a winter estate sale Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the GateHouse Shop, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Browse a selection of jewelry for men and women, plus watches, crystal, silver, china, linens, personal and decorative accessories, collectibles, small household items and more. The goods have been donated from several local estates. The catalogue will be available online at on Feb. 19. The sale is organized by volunteers to fund programs of the Virginia living history museum and privately operated National Park. Free admission. Rain or shine. No early birds. Call 703-442-7557 or visit

McLean Community Center is looking for district residents to serve on its 2007-2008 Governing Board, which sets policy and provides general oversight for all the Center's programs.

This year, there are three adult and two youth positions (ages 15-17) available. Adults will serve a three-year term; youth serve a one-year term. All candidates must be residents of the Center’s tax district (Small District One of Dranesville). One youth candidate from the area served by McLean High School and one youth candidate from the area served by Langley High School will be elected. Candidates need not attend these schools to run.

Each candidate must obtain 10 signatures of endorsement from tax district residents and submit information about their candidacy for publication. Petition forms will be available starting Monday, Feb. 26, at the Center’s reception desk. Petitions must be filed at the Center no later than 5 p.m., on Friday, March 30. For more information, contact the Center.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills will meet at the Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls on Saturday, March 3. Persons interested in early American history are welcome to attend. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee followed by two talks on aspects of mill and mill preservation history.

The first talk will be given by Prof. Brooke Hunter of Rider University on milling in the mid-Atlantic region during the Colonial and early American period. The history of the reconstruction of the 1810 Colvin Run Mill will be the subject of the second talk by Michael Henry of the Fairfax County Park Authority. After lunch there will be a tour of the Mill arranged by the members of the Friends of Colvin Run Mill.

There will be a $5 registration fee for the meeting. Interested persons who would like further information or plan to attend should contact Robert Lundegard at 703-759-2626 or