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November 2018 Newsletter
December 2018 Update
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Fall 2018 Listing of Classes and Catalog (September to December)
Spring 2019 Program Catalog (January to May)

(Since the new website will be up before the start of the 2019 classes, it will be a waste of time to produce the listing page for this website.)

When you get your Spring catalog above in the mail, please make the following changes for classes

  • 19SP12P, The Creation of Human Beings and the Purpose of Life in Islam. The original dates were Tuesdays, January 22 and 29, and February 5 and 12, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Nursing Building, CN-126. The class has been rescheduled for Wednesdays, January 23 and 30, and February 13 and 20, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, in the Nursing Building, CN-219.
  • 19SP24P, Writing Your Life History. The dates in the catalog are listed as Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, and April 10. The April 10 date should be Thursday, April 11. The first two sessions are on Wednesdays and the third session is on Thursday. The time and location remain the same.

  • New LLI Website Coming Soon

    After a long gestation period, LLI will soon be unveiling our new website with a new Internet address. When we do, the current website, which has served us so well for many years, will be turned off, and you will be redirected to the new site. We expect this to happen by January 1, 2019. The new website will provide you with all the information from the current website, including upcoming events, and in addition, will add features like on-line membership renewal, on-line membership directory, and beginning with the Summer 2019 session, on-line class registration.

    Stay tuned for implementation announcements and instructions. In the meantime, our existing LLI website will continue to be your go-to source for LLI information, to include the next 8 days and the Spring 2019 Class Catalog. If you have questions, contact us at our administrative email address, llinova.admn@gmail.com.

    Next LLI Forum

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019
    9:30 a.m. - Refreshments
    10:00 a.m. Speaker
    Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale

    See our January Newsletter
    for details.

    Map of free parking for our Forums

    November's Forum speaker was Dr. Sean Arthurs. He talked about very interesting topics to seniors today which include but not limited to age discrimination and wills. LLI President Anna Dixon is giving him a Certificate of Appreciation.

    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

    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.

    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


    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

    The Next 8 Days at LLI

    Course 18F10A The Gut Brain Axis and Healthy Aging class that have been cancelled due to inclement weather on November 15 have been rescheduled for Friday January 11, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. in room CN 126.

    What Are the Cancellation Policies?

    The effect of inclement weather on events of the Lifetime Learning Institute is based on the location of the event --- either OFF the NOVA- Annandale campus or ON the NOVA-Annandale campus.

    OFF the NOVA-Annandale campus: If the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) cancel school for the day due to inclement weather, all off-campus LLI classes and Special Interest Groups (SIGS) are cancelled. 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’ discretion. When in doubt, check the LLI website at http://lli.nova.org.

    ON the NOVA-Annandale campus: If NOVA decides to cancel or delay operations due to inclement weather, all LLI classes and Forums are cancelled. The decision will be announced on the home page of NOVA’s website (www.nvcc.edu) and on local TV and radio stations. A text alert will be sent to cell phones registered with NOVA Alert. Individuals may also call the College Call Center at (703) 323-3000. When in doubt, check the LLI website at http://lli.nova.org.

    Study Travel 2019 Travel Announcement

    Unfortunately, if you haven’t signed up already you have missed a great opportunity because all of our space is currently reserved for LLI's 2019 trip, Grand Circle Travel's (GCT) tour "The Great National Parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Mount Rushmore." Specific trip information is in the travel flyer here or you can go to our new landing page at https://www.gct.com/marketing/2018/lifetime-learning-institute.

    Our 12-night tour will be departing on Friday, June 14, 2019, flying to Salt Lake City, and returning Wednesday, June 26, from Rapid City, South Dakota. There is also a pre-trip option to Denver, and a post-trip option to Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico. Along the way, in addition to the named parks in the tour title, we will make stops at Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Cody, Sheridan, Devil's Tower, the Badlands, and the Crazy Horse Memorial, i.e., all the great parks and places you have always wanted to visit. However, Bob Huley is running an informal wait list, so if you are still interested, let him know.

    Remember, our trips are open to members and to friends and family, so sign up and bring along some friends.

    If you are interested in getting information about our trips sooner, join the Study Travel email list. To do so,email Bob Huley at roberthuley@cox.net or call him at 703- 534-4819. In addition, we are always looking for 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 know if you are interested. Happy traveling!

    2020 Travel

    The Study Travel Committee are researching the following trips for 2020 and will provide a summaries for our selection.

    • France – Bordeaux/Loire area river cruise
    • Northern Italy – bus tour
    • Rhine River Cruise – Amsterdam to Basel including the Mosel (or Moselle, if we prefer)
    • Scandinavia – bus and/or cruise, e.g., Norway
    • France – Seine River cruise/Normandy
    They hope to have a final decision in January or February so that we can negotiate with the selected vendor and ensure receiving our preferred travel dates and the benefit of any early buy discounts.

    2018 Travel

    Our primary trip was CIE’s 11-day tour “Dubrovnik to Venice”. This tour of the Adriatic coast was from May 14 to 25, 2018. This was an LLI Study Travel exclusive tour but friends and family were welcome.

    LLI travelers gather in the main square of the old walled town of Trogir enroute from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, part of our Dubrovnik to Venice tour.

    Our secondary trip was Grand Circle Travel’s 14-day tour, “The Canadian Maritimes: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island.” This tour departed on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from Dulles, and the returned on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. We had 16 LLI members (and friends and family) on the tour.

    LLI Study/Travel Group standing of the ocean bottom watching the tide coming in at Hopewell Rock before it reach the bottom of the arch on their 2018 Canadian Maritimes trip.

    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

    On November 29 LLI Arts SIG taking a lunch break at Glenstone Museum while visiting two gallery buildings, several outdoor sculptures, and more than 230 acres of landscape.

    Some of the upcoming events:

    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. Beginning in October, the pictures will be posted only to the new LLI website which at this time is in the final phase of development and testing. We anticipate the new website to be available by January 1, 2019.

    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.


    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 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