Center of It All

Insiders’ view: Com,munity Center serves community.


McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, 703-790-0123. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight;Sunday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Activities for children, teenagers and adults include art, dance, fitness, science and cooking. Costs vary from activity to activity. Discounts are available to residents of McLean. For more information visit www.mcleancenter.org


Sharon Harrison


Kathy Herr


Maggie Saga

<b> Sharon Harrison, Intergenerational Programs Coordinator, eight years at MCC</b>

"My responsibilities include coordinating programs such as Camp McLean and the recreational activities for seniors, as well as 5th and 6th grade parties, bingo, and seasonal family barbecues. The MCC provides opportunities for families to come together through activities that are fun, and through which they can enjoy each other."

<b>Kathy Herr, Director of Youth Programs, six years at MCC</b>

"The MCC is dedicated to contribute to community life in McLean. We provide opportunities for people to come and see things, and classes for young and old. Not many communities have actual centers such as this one. As an employee, I love the opportunity to work in the theater, and as a McLean resident, I appreciate being able to use the center."

<b>Maggie Saga, Director of Instructional and Tour Programs, 17 years at the MCC</b>

"[McLean] citizens elected to have a high quality community center which would meet the needs of the people as a whole. The fun part of working here is in seeing the people make it come alive. It's a safe environment in which people are very interactive, and, by being involved, one gets to see members of the community grow."