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Composite Sketch Released

<bt>A composite sketch has been released from an attempted robbery that occurred Thursday, Nov. 2 around 12:30 a.m. in the 7400 block of Tillman Drive. A 17-year-old Tysons Corner-area woman was walking on Tillman Drive when she saw a shadow behind her. A man grabbed her from behind and covered her mouth. He carried her several feet away and threw her on the ground. He attempted to take off her boots but the victim kicked the suspect. He then tried to grab her purse but was unsuccessful. The suspect touched the victim inappropriately then fled from the same direction the victim had initially come from. The victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s. He was 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with a chubby build. He was wearing a black shirt, black hat and black tank top.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Register for Winter/Spring Classes

<bt>Class registration for the McLean Community Center's Winter/Spring Session is in full swing. More than 100 classes are being offered, and with a new online registration option, center patrons can register in less than 20 minutes. Winter/Spring session classes will begin the week of Feb. 4. Unless otherwise noted, classes will be held at the Center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. Adult classes include Painting with Acrylics (offered by The McLean Project for the Arts and The Corcoran College of Art & Design), Computer Basics for Seniors, Digital Imaging, Beginning Adult Hip-Hop, and Yoga Plus Pilates, among other offerings. The McLean Cooks Culinary Training Program is offering Knife Skills and Cooking without a Recipe, along with new classes, like New Orleans River Feast, Tex/Mex Magic, Thai Nights, Stocks and Sauces, Greek Vacation Food and Poultry Preparedness. Children's classes include: Drawing, Painting and Making Things, Abrakadoodle Spring Break Art Camp, Parent & Child Valentine Cookies, Teen Cuisine, Cooking with Dad, and Science and Robotics.

McLean tax district residents receive the MCC Winter/Spring 2007 Program Guide by mail. The guide gives detailed descriptions of all classes, tours, community events, youth activities and visual and performing arts programs at the Center during the months of January through April. Program guides also are available in MCC's lobby. A complete listing of classes and events can be found online at www.mcleancenter.org.

<sh>MCC Offers Online Registration

<bt>The McLean Community Center is now offering its patrons online registration for a variety of classes, activities and events through its Web site www.mcleancenter.org. The Center has contracted with The Active Network Inc., based in San Diego, California. For enhanced security, all registration transactions will be processed on a Verisign secured site. More than 1,300 parks and recreation agencies in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand use the program. For more information on online registration at the McLean Community Center, call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255 (hearing impaired only), or visit www.mcleancenter.org.