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November 2015 Newsletter
December 2015 Newsletter
Fall 2015 Listing of Classes

Fall 2015 Catalog'
Winter/Spring 2016 Listing of Classes
Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog

Note: The information in the Fall catalog regarding how to open the gate into the Spring Hill campus is not valid. See the link for the correct instructions.

Next LLI Forum

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
9:30 a.m. - Refreshments
10:00 a.m. Speaker
Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale

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.
Right after the Forum, we are meeting to continue to plan for the 2017 Study-Travel Trip.

At the November Forum, Stephen Harding (on right with LLI president George Chalou) provided a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the craft of historical writing. Mr. Harding is the current editor-in-chief of Military History Magazine.

LLI members and guests enjoyed socializing before and after the November Forum at the Ernst Cultural Center (NOVA-Annandale).

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.

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.

LLI members enjoyed another display of LLI artistic talent at the 2014 Arts & Crafts Exhibit.

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. Future classes are on January 20 and March 9, 2016.
Earlier Art Class Pictures

The Next 8 Days at LLI

We have been informed that the instructor for the "History of Modern Iraq"¯ course on December 4, 2015 will not be available so the class is CANCELLED. Dr. Salhi works full time at the Library of Congress and has been given a new work project which will not allow him to take leave at this time. We hope to reschedule his presentation sometime during the first half of 2016.

Future Travel

Day Trips

LLI members enjoyed the dining room view while having lunch at Nemacolin Resort. A tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob houses filled out the day on October 25.

LLI members enjoying the tour of D.C.'s Congressional Cemetery on Nov 3. Great tour, great fall weather.

Study Travel Trips

(trips of over a week in length with classes offered before about the given destination)
  • Our June 11 to June 26, 2016, trip to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany (Grand Circle Travel’s “Romantic Villages of Alpine Europe") is now fully booked. We have establish an LLI wait list. More information is available about the trip at the link, or you can contact Bob Huley at .
  • Our 11-day Overseas Adventu re Travel (OAT) “Untamed Iceland Tour” departing on July 12, 2016, Is fully booked. Our second departure date, July 13, 2016, still has space available. These two “small group” tours will overlap extensively, spending half the nights together in the same hotels. Consequently, friends on either trip will be able to meet up. More information is available about the trip at the link, or you can contact Sidney Sachs at .

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
Current Photo Theme

Members periodically select specific subjects or themes for their photographs. The current theme is “Autumn Leaves.”

The following photos, taken and selected by members, exemplify "Autumn Leaves".

Autumn Leaves

by Richard Martin

by Buck Myers

by John Strong

by Joy Meyer
Earlier themes

LLI Gourmands Special Interest Group

Should you have any questions about the Gourmands, please contact your Co-Coordinators, Patti Volz or Linda Cyr.

The Gourmand Group enjoyed tasty seafood and lively conversation at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack in Falls Church.

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