Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Colonial Wassail at the Claude Moore Farm

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, is hosting Colonial Wassail on Sunday, Dec. 13, 1-4 p.m. In the dead of winter the Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s apple trees need encouragement to bear well in the coming year. Gather in the Farm’s orchard to wassail the trees with singing, dancing and chants to ensure a “howling crop.” Enjoy hot spiced cider, sugar cakes, a roaring bonfire and 18th-century games. Great family and group holiday event.

Regular admission: Adults: $3; children 3-12 and seniors: $2; children under 3 complimentary admission. Free parking. Directions at www.1771.org. Weather permitting.

Meet the Artists at 1st Stage

1st Stage hosts the work of Dennis Crayon and Susan La Mont as the featured artists during the run of “Harvey,” now on stage. Their work can be viewed in the front lobby gallery at 1st Stage until Dec. 20. Visual artists’ work is displayed to correspond with each production in the season and enhances the theater-going experience.

Dennis Crayon is an award-winning artist who has shown his work in both New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. Susan La Mont has a BFA from Pratt Institute, a graduate degree in Illustration from Syracuse University and a doctorate in higher education.

Patrons of the theater and others can meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on Dec. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. That day will include “Harvey” performances at 2 and 8 p.m. General admission tickets for season productions are $30. Senior (65+) tickets are $26 and student /military tickets are $15. Subscriptions and Flex Passes are available for savings of up to 30 percent off regular price tickets. Tickets, Subscriptions, and Flex Passes can be purchased online at www.1ststagetysons.org or by calling the box office at 703-854-1856.

The Meditation Museum Opens in Tysons Corner

The new Meditation Museum II opened on Oct. 14 in Tysons Corner.

The Museum features exhibits such as the Universal Light, 8 Inner Powers, 5 Senses, Cycle of Time, Soul vs. Body Awareness and a Quiet Room.

The first Meditation Museum opened six years ago in Silver Spring, Md. Over 30,000 visitors have been welcomed to approximately 200 free events per year. The syndicated America Meditating Radio Show was also launched from this location.

The Meditation Museum also supports a free App that is available for Android and Apple phone users called “Pause for Peace.” The App features the America Meditating Radio Show, tips on how to meditate, guided commentaries, events, articles from the Huffington Post written by the Museum’s founder and director, Sister Jenna, and much more.

The Meditation Museum II located at 1984 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. It hosts a variety of conversations, workshops, special presenters, dialogues and seminars for the community. Courses include meditation, cooking for peace, stress management, managing anger and developing effective relationships, to name a few. Special workshops are held for schools and youth groups to develop self-esteem, empowerment and leadership skills. Visit www.MeditationMuseum.org, @MeditMuseum, www.blogtalkradio.com/AmericaMeditating or call 703-992-6887.