Week in McLean

Week in McLean

MCC Asks Residents to Share Program Ideas

McLean Community Center’s Governing Board is inviting residents of the Center’s special tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, to share their thoughts on Center programs and services at a Public Hearing on Programs. The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 and will be followed by the Board’s regular monthly meeting. All meetings of the board are open to the public. The Center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Residents of the Center’s tax district who attend the meeting can voice their opinions on current Center offerings and make suggestions for improving current programs or adding new initiatives. The hearing is one step in planning for the FY 2019 budget cycle, which begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019. The Center is home to the Robert Ames Alden Theatre. A satellite program, The Old Firehouse, is located at 1440 Chain Bridge Road. Some FY 2019 programs will be held offsite while the Center’s Ingleside Ave. facility is being renovated; however, MCC programs are scheduled to return to the renovated building in the Fall of 2018.

Residents who would like to speak at the hearing may call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to have their names placed on the speakers’ list. Residents also may submit comments by mail, fax (703-556-0547) email (george.sachs@fairfaxcounty.gov) or in person up to seven days after the hearing. Residents who want to find out if they live within the Center’s tax district or who want more information, may call the Center at703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org.

Comstock Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock announced the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. The competition is open to all high school students who reside in the District. The Best in Show winner of the competition will have their piece of art displayed in the United States Capitol. Comstock is a member of the Congressional Art Caucus and started the House Arts Caucus in the Virginia General Assembly.

Students should drop-off their completed artwork on April 17, 2017, 2-5 p.m. at Enterprise Hall on the George Washington Virginia Science & Technology Campus. Art submitted must be ready to hang and entries are limited to two per student. For information and guidelines about the 2017 Congressional Art Competition visit comstock.house.gov. Students and teachers can also contact Amanda Gray Bailey at 703-404-6903 or by email at AmandaGray.Bailey@mail.house.gov.

Public Safety Program on March 29

The McLean Citizens Association, the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations and the Great Falls Citizens Association invites the public to a Public Safety Preparedness Program on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The program will cover topics such as, "Disasters & Keeping the Doors Open," "Ready NOVA: Preparedness Planning for Residents, Businesses & Faith Communities" and "Active Shooters: Past Washington Area Events and How to Respond." Visit www.mcleancitizens.org.