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June 2016 Newsletter

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. Links to the summer classes will not be in 'The Next 8-Days at LLI' listing. We anticipate that this problem will be solved when the new LLI website becomes operational. 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, September 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. - Refreshments
10:00 a.m. Speaker
Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale

See the September Newsletter
for details.

LLI President George Chalou thanks the June Forum speaker, Kenneth Daigler, who provided a fascinating presentation about intelligence gathering in the Revolutionary War.

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.

LLI Student Scholarship Program

Eight outstanding NOVA-Annandale students were awarded 2016 LLI scholarships at the May Forum.

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.

Incoming LLI President Scott Pinckney with outgoing President George Chalou after the annual election of Board members and officers on June 1st.

Three new Board members---Patti Volz, Judy Robison, and Carol Jeffords---were elected on June 1st.

Former Administrator Laura Charron was honored at the June Forum for her many years of service to LLI.

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

The Next 8 Days at LLI

Course Room Changes
Due to a large demand, the following summer classes have been moved to a larger room. They will now meet in Room CN117 on the NOVA campus:

  • 16S08P: The New Deal: America’s Recovery from the Great Depression Tuesday, July 26, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • 16S04P: Drones: Who’s Watching You? Monday, August 8, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Courses Cancellation
LLI course number 16S17A Myths of Washington is cancelled due to personal reasons of the instructors.

Future Travel

Day Trips

  • 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)
  • Our 11-day Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) trips “Untamed Iceland Tour” departing on both July 12, 2016 and July 13, 2016 are fully booked so we now have a wait list. 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 .
  • Our 2017 trip is to Scotland – CIE’s 12 day "Scottish Isles and Glens" tour. We will depart Sunday, June 18, 2017, from Dulles and return on June 30. The trip is currently fully booked, and we are maintaining an informal wait list. If you would like to be on the wait list or like more information about the trip, contact Bob Huley.
  • For 2017, we are offering an additional trip – Grand Circle Travel/Grand Circle Cruise Lines 13 day tour "Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur". The base tour will depart Thursday, August 24, 2017, from Dulles, and the return will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017. We only have a limited number of double cabins still available. See flyer and information sheet.

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.

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 Photography Special Interest Group

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


by Buck Myers

by Joy Meyer

by Richard Steelman

by Ray Bednarsky
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).

In June 2016 the Gourmands enjoyed a tasty lunch at La Côte d’Or Cafe in Arlington,.

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.

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.


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