Week in McLean

Week in McLean

MCC Begins Falls Class Registration

The McLean Community Center (MCC) will open registration for its fall session classes, events and activities on Monday, Aug. 19, for the residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville who pay a special real estate tax surcharge to fund the Center. All others can begin registering on Monday, Aug. 26. The Center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

Offering more than 80 classes this fall for infants through senior adults, the Center is a convenient and affordable continuing education resource for local residents who want to pursue their various interests.

MCC’s new Lifetime Learning Program for active adults ages 55 and older is the result of a collaborative effort between MCC and AgingUp, an organization dedicated to improving quality-of-life issues for people in McLean and Falls Church. The program consists of a selection of classes, lectures, outings, discussions and social opportunities of interest to older adults. On Friday, Oct. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Lifetime Learning Coordinator Sydney Duberstein will lead a free “Coffee & Conversation” session to meet residents and gather suggestions for future programs.

Fall classes for adults include: Painting: Problem Solving, Bridge Basics, Adult Jazz Dance, Beginner Tai Chi, Kundalini Yoga for Vitality & Balance, Piloxing, Classics of American Literature I & II, Jazz Masters with John Eaton, Outdoor Digital Black & White Photography, Today’s Technology for Baby Boomers & Beginners and Writing Your Life History. Five free “Fitness Sampler” classes are being offered during the week of September 15. Classes include Cardio Dance, Body Sculpt, Pilates Ballet and Zumba.

Drawing, Painting and Sculpture with Music and Movement (sponsored by the McLean Project for the Arts), Cartooning & Comic Strips, Chess, Act it Out, Fairytale Ballet, Cheerleading/Tumbling, Hip-Hop Kids, Fencing, Music Therapy through Music Together, Babysitting & CPR for Family & Friends, Mad Science Funky Forces, Lil’ Lions Soccer, Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO, and Act I–Enter Stage Right, are just some of the many children’s classes being offered.

The Center offers 24-hour online registration. To view detailed descriptions of classes or to register, visit the Center’s Website, http://www.mcleancenter.org/classes-trips. For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.

Tobacco Harvest at Claude Moore Farm

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm will host Tobacco Harvest on Saturday, Aug. 17, 1-4 p.m. at The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean.

All summer the colonial farm family has carefully tended their vital tobacco crop, which they use to pay rent and to purchase goods not produced on the farm. Now that the tobacco leaves have ripened, harvest time is here. Help the family clean the leaves, and watch how they cut and split the stems. Help gather the cut plants and hang them on tobacco sticks to cure, weather permitting.

Regular admission is $3 for adults, and $2 for children and senior citizens or complimentary admission with farm membership. Parking is free. While visiting, browse GateHouse Shop, featuring educational materials and gifts.