Virtual: Holiday Cocktail Class

Join the Junior League of Northern Virginia on November 11, at 7 p.m. for a mixology class featuring a variety of drinks guaranteed to make your holiday season extra merry.

Shaquandah Strickland, an expert mixologist, will be leading this event. After leaving the Air Force and moving to
the Washington area to work as a federal contractor, she decided to pick up bartending as a way to blow off
steam! Join her to learn cocktail making skills that you can share with your friends and have fun doing it!

After purchasing your ticket, the zoom link and list of needed ingredients will be emailed to you.

Tickets are $25. Purchase your ticket here.

McLean Highlander Band Fruit Sale

Wednesday November 9: The 2022 Fruit Sale Is Now Open!

Please support the McLean High School Band programs by purchasing fresh fruit from Florida! For over 40 years, the MHS Band Fruit Sale has offered high quality citrus from the Florida groves. This year you can purchase Navel Oranges, Mandarin Oranges, Grapefruit or a Fruit Sampler. Place your order online through November 9th at Fruit is for pick-up only on Saturday, December 10th.

Reflection from the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Sun, Nov 6, 2022 at 5:45 PM at the McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA, 22101

In August, a group of pastors and lay leaders in the Washington, D.C. area undertook a 10-day, 2,500-mile trip following the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. From Greensboro, North Carolina to Memphis, Tennessee, the group, which included MBC’s Sr. Pastor, Rev. Dr. Robert Wallace, his wife, Cindy Wallace, and church member Rick Rodgers, along with 10 other individuals, experienced a powerful time of education, reflection, and community building. On November 6, MBC invites you to join us at 5:45 p.m. for an evening of Fellowship in our Fellowship Hall to hear from some of the participants about their experiences and what has stayed with them since this journey. Please feel free to bring a friend or two, and RSVP to 703-356-8080 to help us better prepare to welcome you. Enter from the main parking lot off of Chain Bridge Rd through door #5.

Youth Art Show: McLean Project for the Arts

Emerson and Atrium Galleries: Youth Art Show
McLean Pyramid Show: March 1-11, 2023
Langley Pyramid Show: March 16-25, 2023

March is Youth Art Month! McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) invites you to celebrate by attending its annual Youth Art Shows, featuring work by FCPS Langley and McLean Pyramid students from elementary through high school.

Winter Exhibits debut in December at the McLean Project For The Arts

The Emerson Gallery will feature the “In the Round: Dimensional Fiber Works” exhibit, while the “Trees on the Edge: Artwork in Layered Paper by Ronni Jolles” exhibit will be on display in the Atrium Gallery. Both exhibits, located at the McLean Community Center, will run through Feb. 18.

The “Trees on the Edge” exhibit at the Atrium Gallery will be available for viewing during McLean Community Center operating hours.

The exhibit will feature Jolles’ paper paintings created through a unique process using many different kinds of paper from all over the world. She cuts, tears and layers hundreds of pieces to build each of her images, creating works with active texture, infinite color and distinct presence.

The “In the Round: Dimensional Fiber Works” exhibit at the Emerson Gallery will be open to visitors Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The exhibit will feature works made primarily from fiber-based materials. It will include works by artists YunKyoung ChoLinda ColshMichael GessnerSookkyung Park and Kristina Penhoet.

“Most often, we see fiber as a way of creating 2-Dimensional works,” McLean Project for the Arts Curator and Artistic Director Nancy Sausser said in a statement. “The artists in this exhibit have taken a fresh look at traditional processes in order to invent unique ways of building form and volume. The imaginative variety represented is spectacular.”

A reception, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, will kick off the show and be presented by The Mather. The public can visit the art organization’s website to RSVP for the reception.

Linda Colsh, “Body of Work” Mixed Media, 2022

Rise Against Hunger Meal-Packing Event

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer invites the McLean Community to the Rise Against Hunger Event

On November 5th more than 900 volunteers from the McLean Community and beyond will come together to package 200,000 Meals for Rise Against Hunger. These meals will feed more than 900 children for a whole school year, keeping them in school and away from child labor. For more information and to register.

Renaissance Faire – Royal Celebration of Children & Preschool’s 60th Birthday!

Attention all Redeemer Renaissance current, former, or future preschool and after-school families: Come enjoy this family engagement event! 

Location: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Grounds, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101

Date: Friday, October 28th at 5:15 PM 

Get to know the preschool and after-school families, explore the grounds, play games, marvel at original art, spend time with your family and eat cake.

Costumes are optional and in the event of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors.

Appointments to tour the campus and registration information for the 2022-23 school year and the upcoming 2023-24 school year available by request. Plus: learn about Special Camp Days (FCPS Teacher Workdays), Winter, Spring, and Summer Camps!

Contact  703-356-3346 or 703-356-3567.

Toys ‘R’ Us Open In Tysons Macy’s Stores For Holiday Shoppers

VIRGINIA — The classic superstore Toys “R” Us has opened in 16 Virginia Macy’s locations as of Oct. 15.

Macy’s, in partnership with Toys “R” Us parent company WHP Global, announced plans in July to bring the Toys “R” Us brand to every Macy’s store in the country.

The Toys “R” Us shops will feature toys off the Hot Toy List and thousands more, which customers can purchase in-store and online at and, as well as on the Macy’s app.

Join Macy’s for a 9-day extravaganza of oh-so-fun events, including cool activities for the kids, giveaways, a store scavenger hunt & more! Sat. Oct. 15 – Sun. Oct. 23 at Macy’s Tysons.

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Get Involved

Halloween 2022: Trunk or Treat events

Saturday, October 22: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lewinsville Presbyterian Church
1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean

Saturday, October 29: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Old Firehouse
1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean
Check out some useful trick-or-treating safety tips, some of the best decorated homes and more in Your Guide to Halloween 2022 in Fairfax County.
DRIVING/WALKING TIPS: Cross at intersections or corners – not between parked cars.Do not let children run in and out of the street — keep them on sidewalks and paths.Slow down and stay alert in residential areas on Halloween night. While driving, watch out for children darting into traffic. Some costumes may be hard to see.Leave driveways and parking spaces slowly.Drivers and walkers: Put your phone down and avoid distractions.
And when all the Halloween fun is over, don’t throw your pumpkins away – compost them during Pumpkin Palooza. From October 29 to November 13, take your unpainted, unglittered pumpkins to:I-95 Landfill Station in Lorton or I-66 Transfer Station in FairfaxFarmers Markets that accept food scraps