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Next LLI Forum

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. - Refreshments
10:00 a.m. Speaker
Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale

our Newsletter for details.

Map of free parking for our Forums

LLI president Scott Pinckney talked to State Delegate Kathy KL Tran (42nd) at the June 2 Meetup.

LLI Student Scholarship Program

Eleven outstanding NOVA-Annandale students were awarded 2018 LLI scholarships at the May Forum.

with LLI Scholarships Committee and Maureen Lawson, NVCC Liason

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.

June's Forum speaker was Brandon Cosby, Director of Development for OAR. OAR provides Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources to offenders and their families. Mr. Cosby briefed on how OAR works with offenders to rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime. Assistance is provided before sentencing, during incarceration and after release which is a valuable resource to those involved.

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.

April 25, 2018; LLI Art Sig at the House of Sweden with the Former Prime Minister of Iceland and current Icelandic Ambassador to the US, Mr. Geir H. Haarde

Aging in Place Service Providers

Aging in Place is for those members who want to live in their home for as long as possible. The web site contains Service Providers by category of service for easy access to multiple providers. Members may find the help they need to make living safer and more comfortable as the need arises. For members still considering the alternative options to Aging in Place, various options are also presented, such as moving to a “Village”, Senior Living Facility, Long Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes.

LLI Aging in Place provides names and contacts for services and does not make recommendations. It is the member’s responsibility to contact the service provider and arrange for the service.

To access these services providers click on the title “Aging in Place Service Providers” above.

2018 Annual Arts and Craft Exhibit

Past and Present

An impressive picture of LLI's Presidents. They have all helped to shape our organization into the great one that it is today and we thank you. Seated is Norma Hughes. Standing (L to R) are Ed McKnight, George Chalou, Dick DiBuono, Paul Hopler, Scott Pinckney and Lorin Goodrich (photo by Moe Moser). No longer with us are Knox Singleton and Alan Mayer.

The artists! Working with instructor, Davi D’Agostino, LLI members had big fun painting their own acrylic masterpieces in just a single class session on February 28, 2018 at Spring Hill.
Earlier Art Class Pictures


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.

2018 Pictures
2017 Holiday Party Pictures
2016 Holiday Party Pictures
2016 Annual Valentine's Day Party Pictures
2015 Holiday Party Pictures
2015 Annual Information Fair Pictures
2015 Annual Valentine's Day Party Pictures
2014 Holiday Party Pictures
2013 Holiday Party Pictures
June 2012 Picnic at Fort Hunt Park Pictures
2012 Annual Valentine's Day Party Pictures
2011 and 2012 Holiday Events Pictures

Other Photos


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.

Pat Daniels presents a thank you bouquet to Kyla Lupo after her last "in person" iPhone/iPad course. Kyla is moving to Illinois but plans to conduct video conferencing type classes for us in the fall. She will be missed as she has shared a wealth of technology knowledge with LLI throughout her many years of teaching with LLI. We wish her well.

The Next 8 Days at LLI

Course 18F29A, How to Keep Your Brain Sharp which was originally scheduled for Thursday, September 27, at St. Matthew's has been changed to Tuesday, September 25, at the Mason District Governmental Center, Large Conference Room to allow more people to attend. The time remains the same (10:00 am to 11:30 am).

Course 18F37A United States Economy: Present and Future on Friday, September 28 is cancelled because the teacher is unavailable.

At the request of the instructor, class 18FO2A Legacies of Rome will be changed from Monday Oct. 1 to Thursday Nov. 1. Time remains 10-11:30 and place is still Greenspring.

The course, The Gut Axis and Healthy Aging¯, has been rescheduled to Thursdays, November 8 & 15 from Tuesdays, November 13 & 20, 2018 due a change in the instructor's teaching schedule. It will be held 10-11:30 a.m. in room CA 302.

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 Study/Travel Group standing of the ocean bottom watching the tide coming in at Hopewell Rock before it reach the bottom of the arch on their 2018 Canadian Maritimes trip.

Study Travel 2019 Travel Announcement

Registration is now open for LLI's 2019 trip, Grand Circle Travel's (GCT) tour "The Great National Parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Mount Rushmore." Specific trip information is in the travel flyer here or you can go to our new landing page at https://www.gct.com/marketing/2018/lifetime-learning-institute.

Our 12-night tour will be departing on Friday, June 14, 2019, flying to Salt Lake City, and returning Wednesday, June 26, from Rapid City, South Dakota. There is also a pre-trip option to Denver, and a post-trip option to Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico. Along the way, in addition to the named parks in the tour title, we will make stops at Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Cody, Sheridan, Devil's Tower, the Badlands, and the Crazy Horse Memorial, i.e., all the great parks and places you have always wanted to visit.

Members on the Study travel email list have already received the tour announcement and 16 have already signed up. All of the solo rooms are now booked, and we have only 5 double rooms left. If you are interested in this trip, contact Grand Circle Travel at the number shown in the flyer and be sure to provide our Booking Code GG9-2386 so that you are included in the Study Travel group. In addition, if you make a deposit let Bob Huley know, and if you have questions about the trip, you can also contact Bob (see below).

Remember, our trips are open to members and to friends and family, so sign up and bring along some friends.

If you are interested in getting information about our trips sooner, join the Study Travel email list. To do so,email Bob Huley at roberthuley@cox.net or call him at 703- 534-4819. In addition, we are always looking for help on the Study Travel Committee to evaluate destinations and tours for future trips and to provide the Study classes for our destinations. Please let Bob know if you are interested. Happy traveling!

2018 Travel

Our primary trip was CIE’s 11-day tour “Dubrovnik to Venice”. This tour of the Adriatic coast was from May 14 to 25, 2018. This was an LLI Study Travel exclusive tour but friends and family were welcome.

LLI travelers gather in the main square of the old walled town of Trogir enroute from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, part of our Dubrovnik to Venice tour.

Our secondary trip was Grand Circle Travel’s 14-day tour, “The Canadian Maritimes: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island.” This tour departed on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from Dulles, and the returned on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. We had 16 LLI members (and friends and family) on the tour.

2017 Travel

Our primary trip was to Scotland, CIE’s 12-day "Scottish Isles and Glens" tour. We departed on June 18 and returned on June 30. This was a LLI exclusive trip.

Most of the Scotland group gathered in front of the Edinburgh Castle in a wee bit of weather.

Our secondary trip is Grand Circle Travel/Grand Circle Cruise Lines 13-day tour "Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur." We departed on August 24 and returned on September 5.

The LLI group visited a bull farm in the Camargue of Southern France and met French cowboys!

To join the Study Travel email list and get announcements of Study Travel activities, contact Bob Huley at 703-534-4819 or roberthuley@cox.net. You can also contact Bob if you have questions about our 2018 trips.

LLI Visual and Performing Arts Special Interest Group

LLI Arts SIG at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore on April 23rd
...having a whacky time!

LLI Photography Special Interest Group

Members periodically select specific subjects or themes for their photographs. The current theme is “Framing.” The following photos, taken and selected by members, exemplify that theme.

by Ray_Bednarsky
by Richard Steelman
by Kathy Dillon
by Richard Martin

Earlier themes

LLI Gourmands Special Interest Group

If you have any questions about our SIG, please contact your co-chairs Patti (pattivolz@verizon.net) or Nancy (ekoby3918@aol.com).

LLI Gourmands had a delicious lunch on December 20, 2017 at L’Auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls.

LLI Walkabouts Special Interest Group

Hearty and talkative Walkabouts enjoy a trek in September.

LLI Favorite Books Special Interest Group

At the April 2017 LLI book club meeting, we asked author
Urmilla Khanna about her book Boundaries of the Wind.
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