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May 2016 Newsletter
June 2016 Newsletter
Winter/Spring 2016 Listing of Classes
Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog

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, June 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. - Refreshments
10:00 a.m. Speaker
Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale

See the
June Newsletter for details.

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.

Pictured here are the eight 2016 LLI scholarship winners with members of the Scholarship Committee.

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.

At the April Forum and Arts & Crafts Fair

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.

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

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 Next 8 Days at LLI

Future Travel

Day Trips

  • August 17: Matinee performance of Oklahoma at Riverside Dinner Theater (see the April Newsletter for details.)
  • 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 June 11 to June 26, 2016 trip to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany (Grand Circle Travel’s “Romantic Villages of Alpine Europe") is now fully booked. We have established an LLI wait list. More information is available about the trip at the link, or you can contact Bob Huley at .
  • 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

We’re going “across the pond” in June! On Thursday, June 9, at 11:45 a.m. we will experience great French food and wines from Burgundy at La Côte d’Or Cafe, 6876 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22213. Separate checks will be issued. Please RSVP to our host Carolyn Fowler no later than Monday, June 6. The restaurant’s website is www.lacotedorcafe.com.

As always, should you have any questions about our SIG, please contact your co-chairs Patti (pattivolz@verizon.net) or Linda (linda.cyr@verizon.net).

Say cheese! In April the Gourmands enjoyed a tasty lunch at Cheesetique Wine & Cheese Bar in Alexandria.

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.


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