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McLean Community Center Announces January Events

The McLean Community Center recently announced its slate of events for the month of January, which includes an improv comedy show, auditions for a play based on a classic children’s book and the center’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

The first community center event of the new year is an improv comedy show that will be held at the Old Firehouse Teen Center, located at 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Unruly Theatre Project Improv Comedy Show, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 8 from 7:30 – 9 p.m., is free.

Auditions will be held on Monday, Jan. 11 and Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 7:30 – 8 p.m. for The Alden’s production of “Sideways Stories from Wayside School,” the classic story of school that’s 30 stories tall by Louis Sachar.

Only children between the ages of 10 – 16 who live in the McLean Community Center’s tax district will be allowed to audition for the show. For more information, contact Kathleen Herr at or 703-790-0123.

Then, on Sunday, Jan. 17, the McLean Community Center will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, which features a speech by Peggy Wallace Kennedy entitled “A Walk to Redemption.” Tickets for that speech are $10 for McLean Community Center tax district residents and $25 for everyone else.

For more information or to see the full slate of January events at the McLean Community Center, visit