Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Longfellow Middle, Langley High Win Science Olympiad

Teams from Longfellow Middle School and Langley High School captured first place in Division B and Division C, respectively, in the 2015 Virginia Science Olympiad, held at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

The Longfellow team is made up of students Shihao Cao, James Chen, Matthew Cox, Alexy Didenkov, Alice Fontaine, Alex Kao-Sowa, Michael Kruppa, Jules LeMenestrel, Cathryn Liang, Jocelyn Liu, Zain Mirzam, Matt Moschella, Siona Prasad, Reva Siva, Katherine Wu, Kathryn Yang, Vicky Yang, Hana Yu, and Arnold Zhang.

Members of the Langley team are Andrew Chen, Zach Chou, Paul Dell, Jaisohn Kim, Andrew Makris, Amy Zhao, Tyler Larkworthy, Sungho Lee, Ashley Zhang, Nathan Bala, Ben Culmer, Callan Cramer, Kevin Zhou, Andy Tan, and Trevor Dankworth.

Art Show Helps Local Charities

The New Dominion Women’s Club will host the annual “Arts Night Out” on Friday, April 24, 7 – 9 p.m. at the McLean Project for the Arts in the McLean Community Center. There will be hor'deorves, wine and dessert served, along with an opportunity to participate in a silent auction. The McLean Community Center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.ndwc.org.

All proceeds raised will benefit Claude Moore Farm, McLean Project for the Arts, Safe Community Coalition, and SHARE, Inc

McLean Community Foundation Announces Grants, Request Deadline

The McLean Community Foundation (MCF) has announced the following grants awarded recently to the organizations who benefit the citizens of McLean:

*Funds for a Clemyjontri Park picnic area.

*Seed money to the Vienna Women’s Center for a mental health program in McLean high schools.

*McLean and Langley High School All Night Graduation parties.

*Lewinsville Senior Center was provided funds for fitness equipment.

The McLean Community Foundation is accepting proposals for its current grants cycle until June 1, 2015. Applications can be found on the MCF’s website at mcleancommunityfoundation.org.

The McLean Community Foundation (MCF) is a non-profit formed by in 1980 by the McLean Citizen’s Association to meet the philanthropic needs of a growing McLean community. Our focus is entirely and specifically on our McLean community and was established solely as a charitable foundation to benefit the residents of the McLean Planning District of Fairfax County.

Pilates Teacher Training Offered in McLean

Ellie Herman, Author of Pilates for Dummies, and Sommer Austin, founder of Pengu Studio, will co-teach a Pilates teacher training program running Thursday, April 23- Aug. 1. Training will take place at Pengu Studio in McLean.

The Pilates Teacher Training will equip gifted students with the foundational skills and techniques to become qualified Pilates teachers and artists. There are 8 modules including Functional Anatomy, Mat, Reformer, Springboard, Cadillac, Arc/Ladder Barrel, Wunda Chair and Myofascial Release Techniques. Students can register for one or all of the modules.

Certified Pilates teachers can observe Master Trainers Ellie and Sommer for a day or more.

For more information including complete schedule and costs visit www.pengustudio.com.

MPA Spring Benefit Tickets Are Now on Sale

McLean Project for the Arts will hold its annual Spring Benefit on Wednesday May 13, 7 - 9 p.m. at the home of Selwa and David Rutchik. The guest of honor is Margaret (Margi) Vanderhye, Executive Director, Virginia Commission for the Arts. Event co-chairs Kitty Dove, Jen Graham and Maria Kelly have been hard at work with the planning.

Ticket prices start at $300 and sales support MPA’s exhibition and art education programs.

MPA is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue In McLean. For more information visit www.mpaart.org or call 703-790-1953.

Bob Ryan to Speak at Spring Dinner

A television meteorologist Bob Ryan will be the featured speaker at the McLean American Association of University Women (AAUW) Annual Spring Dinner to be held at the River Bend Country Club, May 13. The event is open to the public. Dinner reservations for $43 per person checks payable to AAUW-McLean are due by May 5 to Aroona S. Borpujari, 1225 Meyer Court, McLean, VA 22101. Details of the dinner event are in the April AAUW-McLean newsletter http://mclean-va.aauw.net. Ryan was the NBC Today Show's first on-air meteorologist and is a past President of the American Meteorological Society. For 25 years, he wrote and published the annual Weatherwise Almanac providing detailed information on key weather events such as moon phases, equinoxes, meteor showers and daily average highs and lows for each year as well as highlighting important historical weather happenings. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:15 p.m. dinner.