Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Fundraiser Supporting Chesterbrook PTA

A fundraiser for Chesterbrook PTA has been announced by HBC Realty Group’s (Keller Williams Realty) Community Charity Champions. Come to dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean to support Chesterbrook PTA. Enjoy dinner and know that approximately 70 percent of the proceeds from food and drink will go to the charity, as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event. Contact HBC Realty Group at 703-734-0192 or visit www.HBCRealtyGroup.com to receive a flyer.

The Chesterbrook Elementary School PTA—a dedicated cooperative of parents and teachers working together—work each year to raise funds to support various programs that benefit their students, school and community such as

  • enrichment programs including cultural arts and science appreciation assemblies, family fun events, health and wellness programs, and International Night;

  • student support including updated technology, grade level grants, field trip support, and weekly small group support known as REACH;

  • school support including staff development grants, classroom materials, teacher supply stipends, media center support and capital expenditures for school improvements.

Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty, The Simmons Team of McLean Mortgage, Betty Sparkman and Chris Lara of Reveal Remodel, Kevin Dougherty of Pillar to Post Home Inspections, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Moe Jebali of Pulcinella Italian Host, and One to One Fitness Centers.

Claude Moore Farm to Host Specialty Book Sales

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm has announced specialty themed book sales this fall for its bookstore on the farm’s site in McLean. The bookstore opens every Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 27. Specially organized sections within the bookstore will offer a selection of titles on the following themes:

  • Oct. 9 and 12: Espionage, Russia and Soviet Union, plus music;

  • Oct. 23 and 26: Baseball, home design and decorating;

  • Nov. 6 and 9: The Civil War plus art and gift books;

  • Nov. 20 and 23: Cookbooks, Christmas, coffee table and gift books;

  • Dec. 4 and 7: China, plus more cookbooks, Christmas and gift books.

In addition, browse more than 15,000 titles in 85 categories in a traditional bookstore atmosphere. Books are organized for history lovers, travelers, gardeners, mystery and romance readers, cooks and kids. Also first editions and some rare and special volumes.

Books are 85 percent hard cover with an average price of $1-$2 each. Standard paperbacks are five for $1. Also peruse a good selection of donated CDs, DVDs, videos, LPs and tapes. Complimentary coffee, easy access from major thoroughfares and free parking. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Proceeds benefit local living history museum and National Park. 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean and follow signs. 703-442-7557 or www.1771.org.