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May 2016 Newsletter
Winter/Spring 2016 Listing of Classes
Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog

Summer 2016 Catalog
Summer 2016 Digest

The Summer 2016 information will be provided only in catalog and digest formats because of the many extra man-hours of work required to present it as a separate listing of classes. We anticipate that this problem will be solved when the new LLI website becomes operational. The summer classes may not be in the 8-days calendar. The information about the gate at the Spring Hill Club House is still wrong in the Summer 2016 Catalog. They will open one half hour before the start of any class there and will remain open for only one hour.

Next LLI Forum

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
9:30 a.m. - Refreshments
10:00 a.m. Awarding of Scholarships and Speaker
Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale

See the
May Newsletter for details.

The Forum room is located on the second level of the Ernst Cultural Center, NOVA-Annandale Campus. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m.

At the April Forum and Arts & Crafts Fair

LLI Student Scholarship Program

Pictured above are some of the members of the Scholarship Committee, NOVA Advisor Maureen Lawson, and the NOVA-Annandale students with family who were awarded 2015 LLI scholarships at the June Forum. Four additional students were unable to attend the ceremony.

Pictured above are members of the Scholarship Committee and the NOVA-Annandale students who were awarded 2014 LLI scholarships at the June Forum. Two additional students were unable to attend the ceremony.

In 1999 LLI established a Student Scholarship Program at the Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale Campus to give much needed financial help to outstanding students. This is in appreciation and recognition of the support provided by the college to LLI, as well as an opportunity to support a most worthy cause.

Did You Know?

As a member of LLI you have a wonderful Northern Virginia Community College Library at your disposal. The library is located on the third floor of the Godwin Building. This is just up the ramp from the Richard J. Ernest Community and Cultural Center. To use the library you simply sign up for a Community Patron card by showing a picture ID. You then can charge out a limit of three books for three weeks and take them home. Also you can renew books online for an additional period. If you have LLI classes on the campus, this resource would be very convenient. Go to http://www.nvcc.edu/library/ for more information.

Pictures from 2016 Annual Valentine's Day Party
Pictures from 2015 Annual Information Fair
Pictures from 2015 Annual Valentine's Day Party
Pictures from 2014 Holiday Party
Pictures from 2013 Holiday Party
Pictures from June 2012 Picnic at Fort Hunt Park
Pictures from 2012 Annual Valentine's Day Party
Pictures from 2011 and 2012 Holiday Events
Other Photos

The parking fee in the NOVA garage has been increased to $2.00 per hour.

The artists! Working with instructor, Davi D’Agostino, LLI members had big
fun painting their own acrylic masterpieces in just a single class session.
Earlier Art Class Pictures

The Next 8 Days at LLI

Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

If the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) cancel school for the day due to inclement weather, all LLI classes, special activity groups (SIGs), and forums are cancelled regardless of location. LLI morning activities are cancelled if the FCPS announces a 2-hour delay in class openings; LLI afternoon activities are cancelled if the FCPS announces early dismissal. Trips and social events will take place unless cancelled at the leaders' directions.

Future Travel

Day Trips

  • May 19: Virginia Wine Tour & Lunch (see the April Newsletter for details.)
  • August 17: Matinee performance of Oklahoma at Riverside Dinner Theater (see the April Newsletter for details.)
  • September 30 to October 2: West Virginia train ride (see the April Newsletter for details.)

Study Travel Trips

(Trips of over a week in length with classes about the given destination offered before the trip)

LLI folks on our 2015 tour of Sicily and Rome. The second on the right in the front row is our excellent tour leader Gabriella Prestigiacomo from Grand Circle.

LLI Photography Special Interest Group

Members periodically select specific subjects or themes for their photographs. The current theme is "Signs of Spring". The following photos, taken and selected by members, exemplify that theme.

Signs of Spring

by Conne Rubinstein

by John Strong

by MaryLu Bednarsky

by Richard Martin
Earlier themes

LLI Gourmands Special Interest Group

The Gourmands are escaping to the Mediterranean this month! Our host Nancy Kobilarcik has arranged for us to dine in the garden of Taverna Cretekou on Wednesday, May 11 at 12 Noon. Taverna Cretekou, 818 King Street, has been a mainstay of Old Town Alexandria for 40 years, serving traditional and regional Greek specialties. On the morning of May 11, if the manager thinks it’s too risky to sit outdoors, he will seat us indoors. Folks can order from the menu, but during the week they also have a lunch buffet for $12.95. Separate checks will be provided. Check out the restaurant’s web site at http://tavernacretekou.com. The restaurant is handicap accessible. If you enter the courtyard from S. Alfred St., it’s a straight shot. From inside the restaurant, the patio is up about three steps. Please RSVP directly to Nancy Kobilarcik (ekoby3918@aol.com) no later than Wednesday, May 4.

As always, should you have any questions about our SIG, please contact your co-chairs Patti (pattivolz@verizon.net) or Linda (linda.cyr@verizon.net).

The Gourmands enjoyed delicious Thai food and good conversation at Duangrat’s in Falls Church in January.

LLI Walkabouts Special Interest Group

Hearty and talkative Walkabouts enjoy a trek in September.

LLI Favorite Books Special Interest Group

For a Favorite Books Club discussion of a story that revolved around a quilting group, Delsa Hildebrandt brought in a beautiful quilt that her mother had made by herself and entirely by hand.


NVCC does not issue special permits for using the parking spaces designated for the handicapped on the Annandale campus. Appropriate parking permits issued by any state and the District of Columbia are honored. The permit must be properly displayed and used only by the person or persons to whom it is issued. There is no change to the handicap parking regulations on campus.

The LLI Office is located in Room 216D of the Godwin Building on Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale Campus.
The LLI office is open on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Mail address is: Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia, c/o Provost Office CG 202, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Va 22003-3743
Phone (703) 503-0600                     E-Mail: llinova.admn@gmail.com