Week In McLean

Week In McLean

<sh>McLean Art Society Meeting

<bt>The McLean Art Society will be having its monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. Artist members are encouraged to bring two or three pieces of original work for a critique by Jane Coonce. Coonce has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing artist and instructor. Evaluations will focus on the positive — what is working and what can be done to improve the work. Call the center at 703-790-0123.

<sh>Center 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, Feb. 28, at the center. All meetings of the Governing Board are open to the public. The McLean Community Center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. Members of the public who wish to speak during the “Citizen Comment” portion of the meeting are asked to call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, to be placed on the agenda. For more information on the center’s programs visit: www.mcleancenter.org

<sh>MCC Seeks Board Candidates

<bt>The McLean Community Center is seeking three adult and two youth candidates for its upcoming Governing Board election. Nominating petitions will be available Monday, Feb. 26. The community center is encouraging district residents who have a proven record of leadership and community service to enter the race for a seat on the Center’s 2007-2008 Governing Board.

The board sets policy and provides general oversight for MCC facilities and programs, which include the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center on Chain Bridge Road. MCC is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. All residents of the Center’s tax district (Dranesville Small District No. 1A) are eligible to run for a seat on the 11-member board.

Candidates are required to obtain the signatures of 10 McLean district residents in order to have their names placed on the election ballot. Nominating petitions forms will be available at the Center beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26. The deadline for filing completed petitions is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. Adult members serve three-year terms. Youth members serve one-year terms. Youth candidates must be 15, 16 or 17 years old. One youth member will be selected from the area served by McLean High School and one will represent the area served by Langley High School. Candidates do not have to attend these schools to serve on the board.

Residents of Dranesville Small District No. 1 may cast their votes in the election between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the McLean Day 2007 festival. The festival will be held at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road. Adults vote for adults, and youth — ages 15, 16 and 17 — vote for the youth candidate who resides within their high school district, Langley or McLean. Absentee voting also will be available starting Monday, April 16. For more information, call the center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org.

<sh>Human and Canine Blood Drive

<bt>Great Falls Animal Hospital will host a human and canine blood drive on Thursday, March 1. Great Falls Animal Hospital is located at 10125 Colvin Run Road. Appointments for human donors are available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, ask for Lisa or Karen at 703-759-2330. To schedule a canine donation, call 1-800-949-EVBB (3822).

<sh>Madrigals To Sing at Feast

<bt>The McLean High School Choral Department presents the 55th Annual Boar’s Head Feast on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. The feast will take place at the McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road, beginning each night at 7 p.m., and will feature live performances by the McLean Madrigals, comprised of audition-only, advanced level choral students from the high school. The Renaissance-era banquet features food and entertainment that invoke the spirit of 17th-century Europe, as the Madrigals dress, act and sing in the style of that period.

Throughout the evening the students, dressed as members of a medieval king’s court, will introduce meal courses and perform skits, while serenading guests. The musical fare will include period pieces in French and Latin, as well as the group’s renditions of more modern selections.

The event will be catered by Doug Cook, former head chef at Sage restaurant. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children, ages 12 and under, with proceeds benefiting scholarships for choral students. For information and reservations, contact Patrice Comey, at p.comey@mcleanchoral.org or call Carla Johnston at 703-628-8827.