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Week In McLean

<sh>MCA Board Meets

<bt>The Board of Directors of the McLean Citizens Association (MCA) will have its May meeting on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. The McLean Citizens Association general membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 24. There will be presentations on helicopter noise over McLean and the Tysons Task Force. For more information visit www.mcleancitizens.org.

<sh>Sport Parent Workshop

At McLean High School

<bt>The Positive Coaching Alliance, in partnership with the Safe Community Coalition (SCC) and McLean Youth Athletics, will offer a “Sport Parent Workshop” on Tuesday, May 15, from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. in the McLean High School Lecture Hall, located at 1633 Davidson Road in McLean. In this workshop, parents will learn about the “Double Goal” coach model which focuses not just on winning, but on teaching children and youth life lessons through sports. This workshop will provide parents with the tools to help their children get the most out of the youth sports experience. To register for this free workshop visit www.safecommunitycoalition.net/events.html.

<sh>Annual SCC Meeting on May 3

<bt>The Safe Community Coalition (SCC) will hold its annual meeting and Board of Directors election on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. in McLean. The Safe Community Coalition is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to making the local community a safe place for its youth. The all-volunteer organization serves the area defined by the Langley High School and McLean High School pyramids, and includes both public and private schools. Throughout the year, the Safe Community Coalition sponsors a variety of events and activities geared toward both youth and their parents. For more information, visit www.safecommunitycoalition.net.

<sh>Summer Class Registration

at McLean Community Center

<bt>In-district registration for McLean Community Center (MCC) summer session classes, camps and tours begins Monday, May 14, for McLean tax district residents. Non-residents can register beginning Monday, May 21. The McLean Community Center offers a wide variety of classes for adults and children. For a complete listing of classes, to register, or for more information, visit www.mcleancenter.org.

<sh>Governing Board Election

Absentee Ballots Due May 16

<bt>The Governing Board and staff of the McLean Community Center (MCC) strongly encourage all qualified residents to vote for members of the McLean Community Center Governing Board. Your vote sends a very important message of your support of the Center's programs and services. Any qualified resident may vote by absentee ballot. Residents can pick up an absentee ballot package at the Center's reception desk, or call the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, or send a request via e-mail to mail@mcleancenter.org, to have the package mailed to their home. Completed ballots must be received by the Center by close of business on Wednesday, May 16. Write-in candidates are permitted.

<sh>Connection Mothers’ Day Photo Contest

<bt>Every year at this time, the Connection puts out the call for photographs of moms and their children, grandmothers and their children and grandchildren. Most years, we're lucky enough to receive a photo or two that includes four generations — great-grandma and all the rest. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13, and once again the Connection will publish a gallery of Mother’s Day photos, celebrating the mothers who make so many things possible in families, communities, schools and other institutions in local neighborhoods.

Send in photos as soon as possible, including information about who is in the picture, the date the picture was taken, the ages of the children and sentence or two about what is happening and the location of the photograph.

We will do our best to return photos that include a self-addressed-stamped envelope for that purpose, but please do not send us any photos that cannot be replaced. Digital photos are especially welcome.

Send photos to The McLean Connection, Mother’s Day Photo Contest, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Or e-mail them to photom@connectionnewspapers.com.

And remember, a few weeks from now it will be time to send photos of dads and children, grandfathers and children and grandchildren.