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Join LLI STUDY/TRAVEL GROUP on an Escorted Motorcoach tour from DUBROVNIK to VENICE on May 15 - 25, 2018

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June 2017 Newsletter
Latest (May 24) email sent to our members

and
List of Summer 2017 Classes
Summer 2017 Catalog
Summer 2017 Digest

List of Fall 2017 Classes
Fall 2017 Catalog
Fall 2017 Digest

Correction: Course 17F07A, The Oceans: Past, Present and Future is erroneously listed in the Fall Catalog (p. 6) as being scheduled on Tuesday, October 12 when in fact it will be presented on THURSDAY, October 12.

Next LLI Forum

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. - Information Fair
9:30 a.m. - Refreshments
10:00 a.m. Speaker
Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale

See the September Newsletter
for details.

Our June Forum speaker was LLI's own Joseph Pincus, who led us through the continuing controversy on who actually wrote the plays of Shakespeare. He "wowed" us with his one man, compare and contrast, presentation between the Bard of Avon and the 17th Earl of Oxford.

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.


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.


LLI's field trip to the National Cryptologic Museum kept the group fascinated as guide explained the many cipher devices that have been used for capturing and encrypting information through the years.
Some of the items seen at the museum were versions of the Enigma machine and a replica of the Rosetta Stone.


LLI Student Scholarship Program

Ten outstanding NOVA-Annandale students were awarded 2017 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.


During a recent meetup, LLI member and National Gallery of Art docent, Anna Dixon, is shown briefing some of our members on the Bazille exhibit.


2017 Annual Arts and Craft Exhibit




LLI PRESIDENTS
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.
Earlier Art Class Pictures

Some of the items seen at the museum were versions of the Enigma machine and a replica of the Rosetta Stone.


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.



Kyla Lupo teaching one of the Iphone classes


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

The Next 8 Days at LLI



Study Travel Trips

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

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 will depart Thursday, August 24, 2017, and return Tuesday, September 5, 2017on. This tour is also fully booked. For more information, click on the link to the trip flyer.

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. We will have a tour flyer soon and will email it to the Study Travel group and post it here. 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.

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.



Sixteen LLI members recently toured the Supreme Court. They were led by a phenomenal docent who shared his in-depth knowledge on the history of the building, the rooms and the past and present justices.


Bouquets were presented to outgoing LLI Board members at the June Forum, Delsa Hildebrandt and Susan Alexander.


Click here to pictures from the December 2, 2016 Holiday Party

Pictures from 2016 Annual Valentine's Day Party
Pictures from 2015 Holiday 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


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 “Night/Low Light Photography.” The following photos, taken and selected by members, exemplify that theme.

Night/Low Light Photography

by Linda_Brittain
 
by Ray Bednarsky

by John Strong
 
by Richard Steelman
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 July 11, 2017 at Clyde's-Alexandria.


LLI Walkabouts Special Interest Group



Hearty and talkative Walkabouts enjoy a trek in September.


LLI Favorite Books Special Interest Group



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


Chef Cal worked his magic and showed us many different creative ways to serve salads at his latest Salads & Plate Presentation class.


CAMPUS PARKING FOR THE HANDICAPPED

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