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New Parking Procedures at Northern Virginia Community College
Until May 30, FREE parking in Lot B, Garage is closed

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Next LLI Forum

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. - Refreshments
10:00 a.m. Speaker
Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale

See the
June Newsletter for details.

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.

Our April Forum speaker was Ann Hornaday, Chief Film Critic of the Washington Post. She explained all that goes into her movie reviews and the many categories she examines. She attends film festivals throughout the year which shows the changing trends in movies. Ann has many followers who base what movies to see on her reviews. There was a lively Q&A period at the end of her talk.

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.

The Next 8 Days at LLI

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.

Save October 4 for Tour of Pentagon & Air Force Memorial (See April newsletter)

A very enjoyable, but warm, visit to the National Arboretum followed by lunch at Clyde's on May 3.

March 12 @ National Gallery of Art
Private showing for a group of LLI/NOVA. We got an intimate look at selections from three centuries of European prints and drawings, unframed and without glazing by artists including Durer, Rembrandt, Blake, etc.

Study Travel Trips

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

2019 Travel

We started our search for our 2019 trip with more than 20 general destinations. In the first selection round, in October, you reduced this to five general destinations. The Study Travel Committee then researched those destinations to see what tour providers offered, based on 2018 travel data. This resulted in our review of more than 100 tours from approximately 18 tour providers. In our initial summary analysis, we identified 11 different types of tours that covered those 5 general destinations.

During December, you were asked, based on the summaries, to select up to 4 of those 11 categories of tours as ones of interest so that the Committee could provide additional specific research and recommendations on a reduced number of choices.

After analyzing the results, the following three destinations appear to be our top choices for 2019. In February and March, the number was deduced to one: US National Parks - Northern Tier with Southwest Parks (now called America’s Majestic National Parks). Based on input from those who preferred this trip, we will ask for a tour in late May or early June. Our target is to have the tour ready for reservations by the end of April. If you would like to read more about this tour, see the 2018 version . We expect that the itinerary for 2019 will be similar, if not identical. However, it is not final yet!!! In addition, we are looking for more 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 Huley at 703-534-4819 or roberthuley@cox.net know if you are interested.

2018 Travel

Our primary trip will be CIE’s 11-day tour “Dubrovnik to Venice.” This tour of the Adriatic coast will depart from Dulles on Monday, May 14, 2018, and return Friday, May 25, 2018. This will be an LLI Study Travel exclusive tour (i.e., not open to the public), but friends and family are welcome. For more information, click on the links for the tour flyer and tour information sheet. If you would like information on the tour, you can also contact Bob Huley. The tour is now open for reservations, but space is limited, particularly single rooms.

Our secondary trip will be Grand Circle Travel’s 14-day tour, “The Canadian Maritimes: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island.” This tour will depart Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from Dulles, and the return will be Tuesday, August 21, 2018. For more information, click on the tour flyer and tour information sheet. If you would like information on the tour, you can also contact Bob Huley. The tour is now open for reservations, but space is limited.

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 “Tree Silhouettes.” The following photos, taken and selected by members, exemplify that theme.

Tree Silhouettes

by Arline Sachs

by Buck_Myers
by Richard Martin

by Phil Hodges

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.

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 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