Week In McLean

Week In McLean

<sh>McLean Orchestra Performs

In End-of-Season Concert

<bt>The McLean Orchestra 35th Anniversary Season will come to a close with the final concert of the season on Saturday, June 9 at the Oakcrest School in McLean. In this last concert, the Orchestra will revisit its musical roots while also looking ahead to the future. The concert will feature Concertmaster Regino Madrid performing Sarasate’s “Ziguenerweisen.” The June 9t concert will also feature Brahms’ “Symphony No. 3,” Bartok’s “Rumanian Folk Dances,” and a surprise piece that was performed during the Orchestra’s first season. Regino Madrid joined McLean Orchestra as Concertmaster in 2005. He is an active soloist throughout the Washington, D.C. area and a member of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra, which plays regularly at the White House. The Oakcrest School is located at 850 Balls Hill Road in McLean, one block north of Georgetown Pike at Exit #44 of I-495, the Capital Beltway. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for youth aged 18 and under, or for students with proper ID. To purchase tickets, call 703-893-8646 or visit www.mclean-orchestra.org.

<sh>MCF Conducts Survey

On Priority Projects

<bt>The McLean Citizens Foundation (MCF), the charitable arm of the McLean Citizens Association (MCA), is asking residents to share their thoughts on future projects for the community. As of June 1, a 14-question survey will be posted on the McLean Citizens Foundation Web site at www.mcleancitizensfoundation.org, and it will remain on the site throughout the month of June. A postcard mailing will also alert residents in the 22101, 22102, and 22043 zip codes to the web-based survey.

“We’ve been funding grants to effective community organizations for more than 25 years,” said Trish Butler, president of the McLean Citizens Foundation. “But our charter also allows us to fund an independent project. We hope the survey responses will give us a sense of what the community thinks are priorities. Perhaps residents will give us a big project idea to benefit all or most of McLean.”

The McLean Citizens Foundation has given grants totaling more than $950,000 since its creation in 1981. Recent MCF grants have helped to fund badly needed rescue equipment for the McLean Volunteer Fire Department, the Fun & Fitness pavilion at Clemyjontri Park, the restoration of the Burke Spring House, and seeds and a greenhouse for Churchill Elementary School’s Outdoor Odyssey experiential learning program. For more information, or to take the MCF community survey, visit www.mcleancitizensfoundation.org.

<sh>Chicos To Donate to Childhelp

<bt>On Thursday, June 7, the McLean Chicos, located at 6823 Redmond Drive in McLean, will donate 10 percent of sales to Childhelp. The store will also host a reception for patrons and Childhelp supporters from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Childhelp was founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, and is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services, children’s advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes, child abuse prevention, education and training, and the National Day of Hope which is part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. For more information on Childhelp call 480-922-8212, or visit www.childhelp.org.

<sh>McLean Little League

Scholarship Deadline

<bt>The deadline for high school seniors to apply for the McLean Little League Terry Mahony Scholarship is Friday, June 8. The Terry Mahony Scholarship Fund was established by the McLean Little League Board of Directors to honor two graduating high school seniors who played in McLean Little League. Terry Mahony was a long time coach and supporter of McLean Little League who passed away in 1999. Shortly after Terry’s death, the league established the Terry Mahony Memorial Golf Tournament in his honor. A portion of the proceeds from the funds raised annually in the Sonabank/Terry Mahony Golf Classic is used to provide two scholarships each year. The Scholarship Fund will recognize a boy and girl who played Little League baseball and softball at McLean Little League. Each scholarship will be $2,500 and will be sent by McLean Little League to the recipients’ college to be applied to their freshmen fall semester expenses. The winners of the two scholarships will be announced at the June 16 closing ceremony. The Selection Committee will use the following criteria to make their choices: the applicant must have played baseball or softball in McLean Little League, must have a good academic record and must have been involved in community service during his/her high school years. The application can be found at www.mcleanll.com/docs/2007%20Mahony%20Scholalrship%20Application.pdf.

The application must be received by June 8 at the address shown on the application.