Next LLI Forum
Eleven outstanding NOVA-Annandale students
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.
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 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
PHOTOS FROM THE FEB. 8 LLI CLASS ON TINY FOODS GIVEN BY CHEF CAL KRAFT
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.
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)
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 email@example.com know if you are interested.
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.
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.
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.
To join the Study Travel email list and get announcements of Study Travel activities, contact Bob Huley at 703-534-4819 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Bob if you have questions about our 2018 trips.
If you have any questions about our SIG, please contact your co-chairs Patti (email@example.com)or Nancy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|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.|