<sh>Antiques Show & Sale
<bt>More than 60 antiques dealers from 12 states and England will be offering a variety of antique treasures at the McLean Community Center's 31st annual McLean Antiques Show & Sale. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the center. Admission is $7 for adults; children ages 14 and younger that are accompanied by an adult will be admitted free of charge. Admission is good for both days of the show. Proceeds will benefit the James C. Macdonald Arts Scholarship Fund.
Unique to this show are an onsite glass repairer and an appraiser. Bring damaged precious glass to be repaired at the show. Or, bring an item to be appraised. There is a cost for glass repair but the appraisals are free.
For more information, call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.
<bt>McLean American Legion Post 270 will present a “Heroes Live Forever” Veterans’ Day Tribute to all military and public service personnel who gave their lives in the service of their country and community. The ceremony will be conducted in the Memorial Grove at McLean High School at noon on Monday, Nov. 12. Call Jack McMahon at 703-356-4586.
On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m., the Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee will host a Veterans Day service in appreciation of the men and women who serve in the nation’s armed forces. The ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, which is located on the property of the Great Falls Community Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike. Veterans Day represents a day of national awareness and appreciation, honoring those Americans who served in the military during wartime and peacetime. The Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee has planned a special ceremony to extend appreciation to the sons and daughters of veterans. Area veterans are particularly encouraged to attend with their families and partake in the ceremony. The Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee welcomes all who wish to participate in planning their ceremonies and help maintain the memorial. For more information, contact Pete Hilgartner at 703-759-2617.
<bt>The McLean Orchestra kicks off the holiday season with a weekend of holiday favorites Dec. 8 and 9 at the Oakcrest School in McLean. Children and adults alike will be treated to a traditional mix of holiday favorites including Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Overture, Alexander Glazunov’s “Winter” from The Seasons, and Jeff Tyzik’s “What Child Is This” featuring principal oboe Wesley Nichols.
The Dec. 9 concert is designed to appeal to children and families with performances of holiday favorites including Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, and March of the Toys. Children’s performer Tim Marrone will entertain the audience with interpretations of the Hansel and Gretel Overture.
This annual holiday event is sponsored by Ross, Langan & McKendree, LLP. The season would not be possible without the generous support of season sponsor, Allegra Print & Imaging of McLean. Continued support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Arts Council of Fairfax County is essential to the success of the McLean Orchestra.
Concerts will take place at Oakcrest School, located at 850 Balls Hill Road in McLean, one block north of Georgetown Pike at Exit #44 of I-495, the Capital Beltway. Tickets for the performance Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children aged 18 and under. Tickets for the performance on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and free for children 18 and under. To purchase tickets, call 703-893-8636 or visit www.mclean-orchestra.org.