Our Community

Our Community – Local Organizations and Clubs

Celebrate Great Falls Foundation

(571) 293-0474 / P.O. Box 295, Great Falls, VA 22066
Celebrate Great Falls is all about our community; community spirit, community events, community projects. Celebrate Great Falls is the managing organization for local Community Events: Summer Concerts on the Green, Annual Charity Golf Tournament (June), 4th of July Hometown Celebration & Parade, Halloween Spooktacular, and Celebration of Lights featuring the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Friends of Colvin Run Mill

(703) 759-2771 / 10017 Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Friends of Colvin Run Mill is dedicated to assisting the Fairfax County Park Authority in enhancing the Colvin Run Mill Historical Site and its educational programs. The restored Colvin Run Mill, a working example of 19th century water powered grist milling technology, serves as an educational focal point for our visitors, children, and families.

Friends of the Great Falls Library

(202) 429-3806 / 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066
A group of book-lovers that raises money to expand programs for children and outreach at the Great Falls Community Library. It currently has no set time for meetings. The president is Rumana Chaudhuri.

Great Falls Citizens Association

Call Eleanor Anderson at 703-757-0448 or write GFCA, P.O. Box 27, Great Falls, VA 22066
This volunteer civic group exists to protect the scenic, historic and semi-rural quality of life in Great Falls, defined as the area west of Difficult Run stream valley, south of the Potomac River, east of the Loudoun County line and north of Route 7. General membership meetings are the second Tuesday of every month except July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange on Georgetown Pike.

Rotary Club of Great Falls

The Rotary Club of Great Falls is a group of diverse professionals united in Rotary’s Mission of “Service Above Self.” In pursuit of that mission, the club is building strong fellowship, and having, frankly, a great time together! Meetings are Thursdays at 7:30 AM River Bend Golf & Country Club, 375 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066

Great Falls Ecumenical Council

Contact Paul Gysan, Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, President, 703-759-6068
The Great Falls Ecumenical Council has members from all the churches in Great Falls. The group supports Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, the Good Shepherd Alliance housing for the homeless, Pedals for Progress in April, Camp Fraser and a 5K walk/run and blood drive on July 4. It also sponsors blood drives throughout the year. The council hosts ecumenical worship services at Thanksgiving, on Good Friday, a sunrise service at Great Falls National Park on Easter Sunday and a January ecumenical service.

Great Falls Horse Network

The Great Falls Horse Network is an online community of horse owners and riders in the Great Falls area. Members share information about local equestrian issues and activities, support the equestrian facilities at Turner Farm and work to preserve local equestrian trails. To subscribe, visit their website.

Great Falls Garden Club

Call Laura Barlow, president, 703-759-2552, or write GFGC, P.O. Box 1412, Great Falls, VA 22066
Organized in 1941, the club maintains a perennial bird and butterfly garden featuring native species at the Great Falls Library. Its purpose is to improve the quality and character of gardens, study gardening, share experiences and problems, encourage the protection of natural resources, native plants, wildlife and scenery. Meets in members’ homes for programs about all aspects of gardening, floral design and the environment. Members have plant exchanges, field trips to other gardens and nature walks.

Great Falls Historical Society

Call Betty Nalls Swartz, 703-759-2378, or Milburn Sanders, 703-759-2352. Write GFHS, P.O. Box 56, Great Falls, VA 22066
Researches and preserves the accuracy of the historical record of Great Falls as a community that was first known as Matildaville and, later, Forestville, before it was named Great Falls. Produces publications on local historical sites and holds varied social functions such as music, wine and cheese parties and field trips.

Great Falls Optimist Club

Call T.R. Cook 703 938 5858.
A group of men and women committed to programs that educate youth and help them expand their horizons and avoid pitfalls as they mature. The Optimists sponsor the “Just Say No” program and an oratorical contest as well as the Adeler Jewelers Children’s Festival. They sponsor boys and girls softball and baseball teams and Operation Smile.

Great Falls Trailblazers

Supports development and maintenance of trails in Great Falls. Monitors development of trails to ensure compliance with Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Plan trails map.

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors

Great Falls Friends & Neighbors (GFFN) is a club for women designed to establish and foster an atmosphere in which new and current residents of the Langley High School District and the Estates of Lowes Island can develop new friendships and community contacts through social, educational and cultural activities. In addition, the club provides service, support and donations to philanthropic and civic organizations in and around the Great Falls community. For more details about the club, email info@gffnva.org or visit their website at www.gffnva.org.

McLean Community Players

PO Box 160 McLean, Va. 22101
Formed from the former Great Falls Players and other groups, the McLean Players produce both musical and non-musical plays. Performances are at the Alden Theatre, in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

Amadeus Concerts

(703) 759-5334 / P.O. Box 543 Great Falls, VA 22066
This organization of professional music lovers and musicians presents a calendar of concert-hall quality classical music by the Amadeus Orchestra, chamber groups and soloists at venues in Great Falls and McLean. All performers and soloists are professional musicians. Programs begin in October. Amadeus Concerts promotes and assists young artists in the advancement of their musical careers and sponsors performances for children in local schools.

The Great Falls Public Library

9830 Georgetown Pike. Great Falls Library opened in October 2000. It houses more than 50,000 books and employs about 20 staff members and about 50 volunteers. Activities include a Monday morning story hour for preschoolers as well as two programs a month for preschool-age children and a monthly adult book discussion group. There are roughly 25 children and adults programs in the summer.

Great Falls Soccer Club (GFSC)

(800) 888-8076 / P.O. Box 836, Great Falls, VA 22066
Great Falls Soccer Club and HI-Performance Soccer Academy are proud to announce their partnership for Summer Training Programs for both House League and Travel Team players. This is a fantastic opportunity to receive high quality soccer instruction right in Great Falls, directed by Ed Beach, Director of Great Falls Travel Soccer, and run by HI-Performance’s outstanding trainers and coaching staff.

Great Falls Swim & Tennis Club

(703) 759-3299 / 761 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
They offer swimming, tennis, and socialization. The club was founded in 1971 as a not-for-profit club and currently serves the Great Falls community with about 400 families as members. The club also has active swim and dive programs for young swimmers and divers. The Adult Tennis Program under the direction of Kyle Duncan gets better each year. The club also offers a junior tennis program.

Great Falls Lacrosse and Field Hockey

(703) 759-4552 – 9507 Beach Mill Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Open to boys and girls, third through eighth grade. Not only for Great Falls residents. An instructional league takes place in the fall and competitive play begins in the spring. Call the association at 703-759-4552 and leave a message.

Great Falls Little League

(703) 913-2089 / P.O. Box 244, Great Falls, VA 22066
Great Falls Little League is dedicated to helping youth learn good sportsmanship, competitive spirit, fair play and the fundamentals of baseball and softball.

Great Falls Babe Ruth

(703) 287-9010
Baseball League with development programs and competitions for boys and girls. Competitions, development and promotion in local areas are conducted by the member Associations.

River Bend Golf & Country Club

(703) 759-3030 / P.O. Box 79, Great Falls, VA 22066
This traditional course features narrow, oak-lined fairways. The signature hole is #9, a 533-yard, par 5, providing the golfer with a very scenic view of the surrounding countryside and the clubhouse. Numerous white-sand bunkers come into play around the greens and on the fairways, plus a creek meanders through the course.