Drop-In Games Come Join Friends and Neighbors Free participation, open to all!Meet up with your friends or make some new ones and enjoy fun and games in your community! Registration is NOT required for this self-led activity. MCC staff will ensure all necessary gaming supplies are available.
Bridge Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. MCC Hampton Room. Participation is free and players of all skill levels are welcome to join.
Mah Jongg Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Firehouse Center Participation is free and players of all skill levels are welcome to join.
OFC Open Game Night (Various games)Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m. Old Firehouse CenterPing Pong, Pool, Scrabble and much more are available at this free activity open to players of all skill levels.
Bridge Friday, 7-10 p.m.MCC Hampton RoomParticipation is free and players of all skill levels are welcome to join.
Ping Pong Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.Old Firehouse CenterParticipation is free and players of all skill levels are welcome to join. (Excludes the second Thursday of each month)
Bridge Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.Old Firehouse CenterParticipation is free and players of all skill levels are welcome to join. (Excludes the second Thursday of each month)
The Friends of Pleasant Grove Present: A Free Screening of the Documentary “Finding Fellowship” Saturday, April 22, 3-5 p.m. Historic Pleasant Grove, 8641 Lewinsville Rd.
Historically Black Pleasant View Methodist Church integrated with two neighboring white churches in Montgomery County, Md. during the tumultuous times of 1968. That same year, Pleasant Grove’s congregation took a similar path in McLean, Va. “Finding Fellowship” tells Pleasant View’s story through the eyes of its last surviving members. Filmmaker Jason Green will introduce the hour-long film and lead congregants and descendants of Pleasant View and Pleasant Grove in a discussion and Q&A after the screening.
Join the friends for a moving and enlightening afternoon.
Join The McLean Project for the Arts in the Emerson Gallery this Saturday for a poetry reading.
Join MPA Saturday, April 22, from 1-3 p.m. for a poetry reading presenting Lily Press’ first literary publication, Kari Ann Ebert’s “Alphabet of Mo(u)rning.” This free Emerson Gallery event will also feature readings by poets Sandra Beasley and Carol A. Beane. The poetry event coincides with MPA’s ongoing Spring Solo exhibitions: Industry Standards: Works by Chris Combs; Concerns: Sculpture by George Lorio; and With My Face Against the Future: Paintings by Josh Whipkey.
Kari Ann Ebert is the winner of the 2020 Sandy Crimmins National Prize in Poetry and the 2018 Gigantic Sequins Poetry Contest. She is the Poetry and Interview Editor for The Broadkill Review.
NEW Gallery Hours
The MPA Atrium Gallery will be available for viewing during McLean Community Center operating hours. The Emerson Gallery will be open for visitors Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MPA’s 2023 Spring Solo Exhibitions are funded in part by ArtsFairfax and continue through Saturday, June 10.
The Woman’s Club of McLean is holding a Kitchen and Garden Tour on Thursday, April 27 to benefit the McLean Volunteer Fire Department.
Proceeds from the benefit will be used to help the fire department, which celebrated 100 years of service to McLean in 2021, buy a new ambulance.
Kitchens and gardens on Ballentrae Farm Drive and Countryside at Holyrood Drive are among the sites that have been selected for the tour. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 27. The rain date for the event is Friday, April 28.
Tickets to the Kitchen and Garden Tour can be purchased online by credit card for $35, or by cash or check for $30 by visiting one of these businesses:
Please join us for Fashion Group International DC’s upcoming event, Spring Into Style: Dressing the Modern Man! The evening will feature a panel of distinguished industry leaders in the menswear space with panelists ranging from menswear designers, textile experts, influencers, stylists, direct-to-consumer mavericks & marketing gurus. Discussion will encompass the lifecycle of a garment, current spring trends, and socially conscious initiatives (like unisex apparel).
We invite you to stay after the panel discussion to shop and experience some of the services that Nordstrom has to offer. Have questions while choosing your new spring looks? Not to worry, you’ll have access to some of the most major experts in the field!
Free figure painting demonstration hosted by McLean Art Society
McLean Art Society is honored to welcome J. Jordan Bruns to give a demonstration of figure oil painting in the style of “Alla Prima” on Fri., Mar. 24 at 11 am at McLean Community Center located at 1234 Ingleside in McLean. As an artist with a diverse range in his body of works, he’s demonstrated his mastery of abstract works, works on paper, assemblage paintings and the “Alla Prima” style he will be illustrating. Also known as “color spot painting,” Mr. Bruns uses decisive brush strokes to capture the mood and background of his model while leaving the viewer to imagine the rest.
Apart from his current body of work, Mr. Bruns is an accomplished landscape painter, spending 8 months living out of his car painting North America. His exhibitions have been viewed across the United States from a solo show in the Indiana University Art Museum to the Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, MO. He is currently represented by Long View Gallery in Washington DC and the Manager of The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery in Glen Echo, MD, where he also teaches and holds workshops. He is the resident artist in the Chautauqua Tower in Glen Echo Park.
Much of Mr. Bruns’s works are motivated by his strong interest in balance–”how opposite or contrary forces complement each other and become awe-inspiring and beautiful…I coax (but not dictate) the imagery to communicate dualities of triumph vs. tragedy, light vs. darkness, and most importantly order vs. chaos.”
Visit his website to learn more about his career, his works and classes he teaches (www.jjbruns.com).
Things are going to get real at Tech Madness! The future is now — are you ready for the Big Dance?
It’s no secret that technology has had a profound impact on nearly every aspect of our lives. It is also changing the way homes are built and renovated. From new construction methods to smart home devices, technology is making home renovation more efficient, less expensive, and less time-consuming.
Tilt the odds in your favor. Get an edge by learning from the experts about choosing and installing connected smart home technology. Harness technological advances on design and scheduling software, as well as other business solutions, to take your business “into the next bracket.” Try out products first hand and find out what new products are on the horizon.
Join ABC Chesapeake Shores, ABC Greater Baltimore, ABC of Metro Washington, and ABC Virginia for our 2nd Annual Joint Tech Summit on Thursday, April 27th! This premier event will connect the region’s most forward-thinking companies for an opportunity to meet, collaborate, and learn how technology is revolutionizing the construction industry and how it can positively impact the way you do business.
Attendees will be able to exhibit with over 15 leading vendors in construction technology, while hearing from speakers and panels of speakers with expertise on a variety of technology related topics that span from the field work to the owners of companies.
Agenda: 9:00AM – Registration & Exhibits 9:55AM – Welcome by 10:00-10:45AM – Opening Keynote, Paul Doherty of the Digit Group 11:00-11:45AM – Breakout ‘Tracks’ Project Manager/Superintendent Track: Building a Culture to Innovate Safety Track: How Data Artificial Intelligence Improves Safety on the Jobsites
Executive/C-Suite Track: The Intersection of Business and Technology with Kelly Schulz, CEO of Maryland Tech Council 12:00PM – Lunch & Exhibitors 1:15-2:15PM – Mini Tech Presentations (15 minutes per topic) 2:30-3:15PM – Breakout ‘Tracks’ Project Manager/Superintendent Track: Getting the ROI out of Your Technology, a panel discussion. Safety Track: Jobsite Safety Technology, a panel discussion. Executive/C-Suite Track: How Technology is Addressing the Labor Shortage, a panel discussion. 3:25PM – Closing remarks from Procore and more TBA 4:00-6:00PM – Happy Hour, Exhibiting & Networking