News of interest from McLean, Great Falls and surrounding communities:
McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY: The McLean Community Center and Old Firehouse Teen Center will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
VETERANS DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY RETURNS TO GREAT FALLS: The annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
The event will include a U.S. Marine Corps color guard, patriotic songs by the Langley High School Madrigals and remarks by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Julie Bentz.
The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the library.
MCC HOSTS CHILDREN’S FLEA MARKET: The McLean Community Center will host its annual Children’s Flea Market on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Toys, clothes, games and other items will be sold by those who know them best – children.
There is no admission for patrons. For information, call (703) 790-0123 or see the Web site at www.mcleancenter.org.
McLEAN ANTIQUES SHOW RETURNS: The McLean Antiques Show & Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center.
Now in its 40th year, the show will present dealers representing American, English and European antiques, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelain, silver, paintings, rugs and more. On-site glass-repair services will be offered.
The cost is $10, which is valid for both days of the event. Proceeds will support the James C. Macdonald Scholarship Fund.
For information, call (703) 790-0123 or see the Web site at www.mcleancenter.org.
McLEAN ANTIQUE CLUB TO MEET: The McLean Antique Club will feature a demonstration of quilt restoration and repair at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at the McLean Community Center.
The community is invited. For information, call (703) 734-0298.
FUND-RAISER SUPPORTS McLEAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Charity Champions initiative of HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty will support the McLean Community Foundation with a fund-raiser on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host restaurant in McLean.
Those who bring a promotional flyer to the event will see approximately 70 percent of proceeds of food and drink going directly to the foundation.
“The mission [of the foundation] is to fund projects that enhance the quality of life in McLean and provide valuable community services,” said Amee Burgoyne, the foundation president. “Together, we can do more for McLean.”
Sponsors of the event are Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy of HBC Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty; Marcus Simon of EKKO Title; Kevin Dougherty of Pillar to Post; Kathy and Justin Neal of SunTrust Mortgage; Jim Harris of BOWA; the McLean Chamber of Commerce; and Moe Jebali of Pulcinella Italian Host.
For information and a flyer, see the Web site at www.hbcgroupkw.com.
CHURCH CHOIRS COME TOGETHER FOR CONCERT: St. John’s Episcopal Church will host an All Saints’ Sunday concert on Sunday, Nov. 6 during the 5:30 p.m. service.
The church choir will be joined by choristers from St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in McLean in a concert that will feature Anton Bruckner’s “Requiem.”
The community is invited; no tickets are required. The church is located at 6715 Georgetown Pike.
For information, see the Web site at www.stjohnsmclean.org.
‘OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS’ TO PERFORM AT ALDEN: Three-time Parents’ Choice Award winners The Okee Dokee Brothers will perform on Sunday, Nov. 6 with shows at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center.
Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing put their passion for the outdoors and American folk music to use in creating music for families.
Tickets are $10 for McLean residents, $15 for others. For information, call (703) 790-0123 or see the Web site at www.aldentheatre.org.
NATURE WALK SLATED: The Center for Spirituality in Nature will hold a walk in Turkey Run Park on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cost is $20, and registration is required. For information, see the Web site at www.spiritualityinnature.org.
TAI CHI OFFERED TO BEGINNERS: Free tai chi beginners’ practice is held on Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m. on the outdoor basketball court located behind Dolley Madison Library at McLean Central Park.
Practice takes place rain or shine.
For information, call (703) 759-9141 or see the Web site at www.freetaichi.org.