Summer Program 2018


Course 18S01A Don't Be Scammed! (Aging in Place)(1 Session)
Course 18S02A Children of the Sun: The Rapid Rise and Fall of the Inca Civilization (1 Session)
Course 18S03A The Keys to Safe Driving as We Age (Aging in Place) (1 Session)
Course 18S04A Cognitive Control of Self-Defeating Feelings (4 Sessions)
Course 18S05P Home Sale Process: All That Is Involved in the Decision (1 Session)
Course 18S06P Growing Old Successfully: Should I Renovate or Relocate? (1 Session)
Course 18S07A Cooking for One I (1 Session)
Course 18S08A Cooking for One II (1 Session)
Course 18S09A Tiny Foods (1 Session)
Course 18S10A "Natural Disasters" in Modern American History (NOVA Faculty) (1 Session)
Course 18S11A Diet/Health/Gym Activities for Seniors (1 Session)
Course 18S12A Climate and Geoengineering: A Delicate Balance (1 Session)
Course 18S13P George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights (1 Session)
Course 18S14A Financial Planning in a New Tax Reality (1 Session)
Course 18S15P Study/Travel: The Canadian Maritimes (2 Sessions)
Course 18S16P Underwater Wonders: Ocean Alphabet (1 Session)
Course 18S17A Roosevelt, Churchill, and Their Generals (NOVA Faculty) (1 Session)
Course 18S18A Afghan Civil Society from the Fall of the Taliban to Today (NOVA Faculty) (1 Session)
Course 18S19P Richard Risk's Poetry and You (4 Sessions)
Course 18S20P Two Mysteries, or Lizzie and Bruno (National Park Service)> (2 Sessions)



Course 18S01A Don't Be Scammed! (Aging in Place) (1 Session)

Fairfax County is home to thousands of retirees with good pensions and retirement savings. Criminals know this and will take advantage of older adults. Learn how to avoid and protect against the latest scams including woodchucks (tree-trimming), romance, grandparent scams, and how to handle door-to-door solicitors. This talk is part of Fairfax County's "Silver Shield" program.

Date and Time: Monday, July 9;10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 15, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Cathy Becker (703) 354-6377 (H), (703) 505-9821 (C); cz.becker@verizon.net

Leader:
MELISSA SMARR, B.A.inconsumer affairs; B.A.in family and child development;M.A. in public administration from Virginia Tech. Melissa has worked for Fairfax County government for 16 years and is currently working on the Silver Shield Campaign with six county agencies to educate residents on how to protect the elderly from scams to which they are particularly susceptible.





Course 18S02A Children of the Sun: The Rapid Rise and Fall of the Inca Civilization (1 Session)

Discover how a small tribe in the heart of the Andes created an empire that extended over 4,000 miles in length. Learn about their religions, social customs, and why they rose and fell so quickly. (Note: This course was previously offered in the Winter/Spring 2018 semester but was cancelled.)

Date and Time: Monday, July 16; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: Greenspring Village (Village Square Theater), Springfield

Course Size: Min. 25, Max. Unlimited

LLI Coordinator: Doug Johnson (703) 628-3115 (C); llinovadoug@gmail.com

Leader:
CHARLES MCCLELLAND grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and has travelled extensively throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He has studied in Mexico and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia. Charles is a professional instructor and adjunct professor at Georgetown University. In his spare time he is a guest lecturer on several cruise lines.





Course 18S03A The Keys to Safe Driving as We Age (Aging in Place) (1 Session)

During all the years that we've been driving we've changed, traffic has changed, and our cars have changed. What do these changes portend for driving safety? This informative and interactive presentation will address this question by focusing on the myth of the unsafe older driver, how aging might affect driving performance, what drivers can do to stay safe, and how new automobile technologies can help us avoid crashes.

Date and Time: Monday, August 27;10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 15, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Cathy Becker (703) 354-6377 (H), (703) 505-9821 (C); cz.becker@verizon.net

Leader:
MIKE PEREL retired from his 39-year career at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2009.   He headed a research group that focused on vehicle systems that can help prevent crashes such as forward lighting, rear signaling, mirrors, and advanced driver assistance technologies.  His work also explored how crash risk could be affected by impairments due to driver age, fatigue, alcohol, and distraction.  Mike is currently the Braddock District representative on the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging.





Course 18S04A Cognitive Control of Self-Defeating Feelings (4 Sessions)

Learn about a specific strategy for minimizing the amount of emotional energy we sometimes waste on things we can't control. Each session will involve a presentation, informal discussion, and lots of opportunities for Q & A. The class will focus on how to apply this cognitive skill set to things (big and small) that "go wrong" in our lives.

Dates and Time: Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: St. Matthew's United Methodist Church (Room 304), Annandale

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 30

LLI Coordinator: Gina Trapp (703) 522-7528 (H), (571) 345-5897 (C); GTrapp_26@msn.com

Leader:
BILL SECHRIST earned a B.S. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from the University of Maryland (College Park). He began his teaching career at the University of Maryland and was on the faculty of the Health Department at the State University of New York until he retired. Bill offered courses including "Rational Emotive Education," "Mental Health and Counseling," and other classes involving the psychosocial aspects of health-related behaviors. He earned two levels of certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy during training-in-residence programs at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City.





Course 18S05P Home Sale Process: All That Is Involved in the Decision (1 Session)

The flow chart for the real estate sales process can be confusing. Join Lynn Hoover to review the critical steps for maximizing profit and minimizing the expense of selling. Bring questions and concerns for a productive discussion in this open forum class. Lynn's 42 years as a real estate specialist will fill in the blanks! No question is off limits in helping to make the right decisions.

Date and Time: Tuesday June 12; 1:30 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 25, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Nickie Myers (703) 532-3726 (H), (703) 507-6645 (C); nickie@yoursbydesign.com

Leader:
LYNN HOOVER is a certified senior advisor (CSA), a senior real estate specialist (SRES), and an associate real estate broker with McEnearney Associates. She has spent over 40 years helping folks buy and sell real property. Assisting and counseling her many over-55 clients and exploring their options is a large part of Lynn's business and one she treasures with each relationship she and her clients build together.





Course 18S06P Growing Old Successfully: Should I Renovate or Relocate? (1 Session)

Living longer and more actively are benefits of our times. Ensuring that older adults have the housing needed to enjoy high quality, independent, and financially secure living has taken on a new urgency. Learn how the "universal design" concept factors into your future housing choices.

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 10; 1:30 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 20, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Nickie Myers (703) 532-3726 (H), (703) 507-6645 (C); nickie@yoursbydesign.com

Leader:
LYNN HOOVER is a certified senior advisor (CSA), a senior real estate specialist (SRES), and an associate real estate broker with McEnearney Associates. She has spent over 40 years helping folks buy and sell real property. Assisting and counseling her many over-55 clients and exploring their options is a large part of Lynn's business and one she treasures with each relationship she and her clients build together.





Course 18S07A Cooking for One I (1 Session)

Discover delectable and simple recipes perfectly sized for one. Cook some great recipes that are easy and fun to prepare and make dinner special. Learn tips on how to cut recipes down to one serving. Chef Cal explains how to decrease meal size while keeping the flavor and also offers some handy tips on meals that freeze. Recipes will be provided. Note: A $4.00 fee will be collected in class (exact change please). This course is offered twice; sign up for I or II, not both.

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 20; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: St. Matthew's United Methodist Church (Room 304), Annandale

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 30

LLI Coordinator: Bonnie Hopler (703) 978-9381 (H), (703) 508-6219 (C); bdhopler@gmail.com

Leader:
CALVIN KRAFT attended L'Académie de Cuisine and the Culinary Institute of America and has taught culinary classes. He worked in the corporate world of the travel and hospitality industry for 30 years. After retiring he became the owner and executive chef of Dinner Is Served, LLC, a personal chef/catering operation.





Course 18S08A Cooking for One II (1 Session)

Discover delectable and simple recipes perfectly sized for one. Cook some great recipes that are easy and fun to prepare and make dinner special. Learn tips on how to cut recipes down to one serving. Chef Cal explains how to decrease meal size while keeping the flavor and also offers some handy tips on meals that freeze. Recipes will be provided. Note: A $4.00 fee will be collected in class (exact change please). This course is offered twice; sign up for I or II, not both.

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 27; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: St. Matthew's United Methodist Church (Room 304), Annandale

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 30

LLI Coordinator: Bonnie Hopler (703) 978-9381 (H), (703) 508-6219 (C); bdhopler@gmail.com

Leader:
CALVIN KRAFT attended L'Académie de Cuisine and the Culinary Institute of America and has taught culinary classes. He worked in the corporate world of the travel and hospitality industry for 30 years. After retiring he became the owner and executive chef of Dinner Is Served, LLC, a personal chef/catering operation.





Course 18S09A Tiny Foods (1 Session)

Celebrate any holiday with a unique "Tiny Foods" party. Chef Cal will show you how to present tasty and innovative foods served in a small format. Call them hors d'oeuvres or appetizers or anything else, they are still tiny foods and they taste great. Recipes will be provided. Note: A $4.00 fee will be collected in class (exact change please).

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 11; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: St. Matthew's United Methodist Church (Room 304), Annandale

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 30

LLI Coordinator: Bonnie Hopler (703) 978-9381 (H), (703) 508-6219 (C); bdhopler@gmail.com

Leader:
CALVIN KRAFT attended L'Académie de Cuisine and the Culinary Institute of America and has taught culinary classes. He worked in the corporate world of the travel and hospitality industry for 30 years. After retiring he became the owner and executive chef of Dinner Is Served, LLC, a personal chef/catering operation.





Course 18S10A "Natural Disasters" in Modern American History (NOVA Faculty) (1 Session)

Many so-called "natural disasters" in American history were disasters only because people ignored clear evidence that their building choices or techniques made the location vulnerable to easily anticipated events that could destroy the original human effort. Some examples are the faulty dam above Johnstown, ignoring weather warnings during Katrina's assault on New Orleans, and the U.S. Army's use of dynamite to extinguish fires after the San Francisco earthquake. This course considers the significance of man-made disasters that arose after truly natural ones in modern American history. (Note: This course was previously offered in the Winter/Spring 2018 and Fall 2017 semesters but was cancelled.)

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 1; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 20, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Pam Hill (703) 323-7309 (H), (703) 627-4404 (C); rogerh67@yahoo.com

Leader:
DR. ROGER HILL retired from the Air Force in 1992 after 27 years of service and used the GI Bill to earn a doctorate in history education. He has served as a part-time instructor at NOVA for the past decade. The current topic emerged from an LLI course Dr. Hill presented on the Johnstown Flood in the winter/spring program of 2016. Research on the flood prompted him to consider the impact of human-aided catastrophes compared with those in which humans played no role except as victims.





Course 18S11A Diet/Health/Gym Activities for Seniors (1 Session)

This class will provide a basic understanding of the role of strength in gaining and/or maintaining health, a set of exercises that establishes balance and strength, and a basic understanding of eating for strength. There will also be tips on what to do to prevent broken bones and how to eliminate the fear of going to a gym. The instructors will talk about general guidelines for nutrition for seniors and provide an outline of specific needs for protein, giving data on what and how much to eat.

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 8; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: St. Matthew's United Methodist Church (Room 304), Annandale

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 30

LLI Coordinator: Bonnie Hopler (703) 978-9381(H), (703) 508-6219 (C); bdhopler@gmail.com

Leaders:

CALVIN KRAFT attended l'Académie de Cuisine and the Culinary Institute of America and has taught culinary classes. He worked in the corporate world of the travel and hospitality industry for 30 years. After retiring he became the owner and executive chef of Dinner Is Served, LLC, a personal chef/catering operation.

LYNNE E. BALDRIGHI is the owner and manager of Everybody Fitness center. She is passionate about health and fitness, educating herself on her own time during a career in the military and civil service. She earned her certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Lynne left her career and bought a local, independent gym in June 2017.





Course 18S12A Climate and Geoengineering: A Delicate Balance (1 Session)

With climate change accelerating some scientists have resurrected the idea of geoengineering: deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment. For example, scientists have suggested spreading reflective particles over 13 million square kilometers of ocean to reflect one percent of sunlight away from Earth. We will discuss the balance between the positive contributions of geoengineering against the many unintended consequences (mostly negative) that have resulted from previous human manipulation of natural systems.

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 22; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Philippa Centini (703) 658-1545 (H), (703) 472-5269 (C); phil.centini@verizon.net

Leader:
BARRY CENTINI has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has been offering geology and science classes to LLI members for several years and is also an LLI member.





Course 18S13P George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights (1 Session)

This presentation highlights George Mason as a family man, a successful Virginia planter, and a patriot. It focuses on his important political legacy including the Fairfax Resolves, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, his work during the 1787 Constitutional Convention, and his contributions to our Bill of Rights. We will consider questions on how Mason differs from Washington and Madison and will discuss what we know about Mason and slavery.

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 15; 1:30 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 20, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Philippa Centini (703) 658-1545 (H), (703) 472-5269 (C); phil.centini@verizon.net

Leaders:

JOAN LEWIS earned aMaster of Arts in Teaching from George Washington Universityand had a 25-year career as a media specialist in the Fairfax County Public Schools.She is the co-author of George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights (1991) and has served as a docent at Gunston Hall Plantation for over a decade, where she created their Senior Outreach Program. Joan has also been involved in several civic activities, including serving two terms as president of the Falls Church League of Women Voters and president of the Virginia Continuing Care Residents Association.

SUSAN PEDERSON is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She had a 35-year career working in various management positions in a number of defense consulting firms. Susan developed a deep interest in American history as a teenager. While her educational and work careers took her to Russia and then to Europe, she always knew that when she had the chance, she would return to her first love: American colonial history. Susan joined the docents at Gunston Hall in 2013 and since then has delivered talks on George Mason and his beautiful home to more than 500 people, from ages 5 to 85. In addition to her work as a docent, Susan serves as chair of the Senior Outreach Committee.





Course 18S14A Financial Planning in a New Tax Reality (1 Session)

The most dramatic tax reform we have seen in the last 30 years went into effect on January 1, 2018. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will produce many winners and losers. Corporations are among the winners, with significant tax rate cuts. Unfortunately, the losers include individuals in high-tax areas (I'm looking at you), non-profits, and their donors. As a retirement-only financial planning firm, Campbell Wealth Management has developed a workshop highlighting the strategies that aim to turn some of those losers into winners. In this modified educational workshop for LLI, we will cover Schedule A lumping, qualified charitable distributions, donor-advised funds, and other strategies to keep that tax bill down.

Date and Time: Thursday, July 19; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 25, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Scott Pinckney (703) 323-9361 (H), (703) 300-6277 (C); spinck3@aol.com

Leader:
EVAN BEACH, aCertified Financial Planner (CFP) and an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA), is a wealth manager with Campbell Wealth Management. He holds an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University and has taught a number of courses for LLI.





Course 18S15P Study/Travel: The Canadian Maritimes (2 Sessions)

In August, members of the LLI Study/Travel program will be taking a 14-day tour in the Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Among other places we will visit Halifax, Saint John, Saint Andrews, Campobello, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. In Study/Travel, however, we like to know before we go, so this overview course will provide a brief introduction to the history, culture, geography, arts, architecture, and perhaps even food and drink of this fascinating area. Two sessions will barely scratch the surface, but they will hopefully prepare us for the main course to come on our trip. This course should be of special interest to LLI members participating in the trip to the Maritimes, but is open to all LLI members interested in this region.

Dates and Time: Thursdays, June 28, July 12; 1:30 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

Place: Mason District Governmental Center (Main Community Room), Annandale

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 75

LLI Coordinator: Merry Huley (703) 534-4819 (H), (703) 489-9045 (C); roberthuley@cox.net

Leader:
BOB HULEY has been involved with the Study/Travel Program since joining LLI in 2004. He is currently chair of the committee, which organizes LLI's major travel activities. Bob is also on his third term as a member of the Board of Directors and is the head of the LLI Bridge SIG. Bob and his wife Merry enjoy traveling, especially with LLI. A graduate of Cornell University (M.E.E.), Bob retired from the Office of Personnel Management as Deputy Chief Information Officer.





Course 18S16P Underwater Wonders: Ocean Alphabet (1 Session)

This is an introduction to what lies beneath the waves, from "A is for anemone" to "Z is for zebra eel." Join Dr. Steve Cohen for an entertaining and instructive high-definition underwater video presentation.

Date and Time: Thursday, July 26; 1:30 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

Place: Greenspring Village (Village Square Theater), Springfield

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. Unlimited

LLI Coordinator: Doug Johnson (703) 628-3115 (C); llinovadoug@gmail.com

Leader:
STEVE COHEN, D.V.M.,New York College of Veterinary Medicine. Steve became a certified scuba diver in 1988 and began underwater video photography and editing in 1996. He travels the world pursuing his passion. His videos have won awards and been shown at the prestigious San Diego Underwater Film Exhibition.





Course 18S17A Roosevelt, Churchill, and Their Generals (NOVA Faculty) (1 Session)

This course will compare and contrast the interpersonal relationships between President Franklin Roosevelt and American generals, and those of Prime Minister Churchill and the British generals during World War II. The instructor will also examine how these relationships impacted the "Grand Alliance" and the successful outcome of the war. We will discuss how popular movies have portrayed the relationship between Roosevelt, Churchill, and their generals, including "Dunkirk" and "The Darkest Hour." Recommended reading: Andrew Roberts, Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945, New York: Harper Collins, 2009.

Date and Time: Friday, July 13; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Lorin Goodrich (703) 425-9574 (H), (703) 336-7119 (C); lorin.goodrich@outlook.com

Leader:
MICHAEL McGREGOR is a senior policy analyst in the Government and Industry Relations Department at Fannie Mae. He earned an A.A. at Iowa Lakes Community College, a B.A. at the University of Northern Iowa, and an M.A. in history at George Mason University. Mr. McGregor serves as an adjunct faculty member at NOVA-Annandale. His research interest has focused on the diplomatic history of the causes, development and consequences of World War II. He has researched the Congressional enactment of the Lend-Lease Act that gave President Roosevelt authority to provide military supplies to Great Britain, Russia, and other Allied countries.





Course 18S18A Afghan Civil Society from the Fall of the Taliban to Today (NOVA Faculty) (1 Session)

Afghan civil society has been instrumental in bringing about positive change from the ground up in a variety of sectors since the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Oftentimes civil society organizations have filled a vacuum where the Afghan government has not been able to deliver even basic services. This course will explore the challenges the Afghan people face and will highlight the role of civil society and civilian organizations in helping to rebuild a peaceful Afghanistan.

Date and Time: Friday, July 20; 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Place: Ernst Cultural Center (CE) (Seminar Rooms), NOVA Annandale Campus (Note: Classroom location subject to change; however, report to Seminar Rooms unless notified otherwise.)

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 80

LLI Coordinator: Lorin Goodrich (703) 425-9574 (H), (703) 336-7119 (C); lorin.goodrich@outlook.com

Leader:
HODEI SULTAN is the senior program manager at the Center for South and Central Asia at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). She coordinates and provides oversight in the development and planning, financial management, and gender programming outreach for the Afghanistan and Pakistan program. Ms. Sultan has worked at the USIP since 2009 and also teaches undergraduate courses at NOVA on peace building, conflict resolution, and stability operations. She is fluent in Farsi. Ms. Sultan started her academic pursuits at NOVA, earning an Associate Degree, and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from George Mason University (global affairs, conflict analysis and resolution).





Course 18S19P Richard Risk's Poetry and You (4 Sessions)

Join us for one of LLI's long-time favorite courses and learn that poetry can enrich your life. We share poems - contemporary or classic - illustrating a theme, form or school, or we may read and discuss one poet and his/her work. This class is dedicated to the memory of Richard Risk who established Poetry and You and was one of LLI's original founding members.

Dates and Time: Fridays, July 27, August 3, 10, 17; 1:30 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m. (Note class time.)

Place: Little River United Church of Christ (Room 8), Annandale

Course Size: Min. 10, Max. 30

LLI Coordinator: Marianne Moerman (703) 751-0523 (H); marianne.c.moerman@gmail.com

Leader:
KATHRYN O'TOOLE currently serves on LLI's Board of Directors as the vice president and is the co-chair of the Automation Committee. She received her B.A. from the University of California. Kathryn joined LLI in 2011 and of its courses, she is especially fond of the poetry offerings.  She is an avid reader and theatergoer and loves many musical genres.





Course 18S20P Two Mysteries, or Lizzie and Bruno (National Park Service) (2 Sessions)

Two crimes that captured worldwide attention (and still do) are on the docket for our summer offering. Join National Park Service rangers as we discuss The Borden case and the Lindbergh kidnapping. As keen as the public was to find out any information on these horrible deeds, it seemed the more that was disclosed, the more questions were raised. We will find connections that tie these foul deeds to incidents and personalities associated with the National Mall, Memorial Parks, and the local area.

Dates and Time: Wednesday & Friday, August 22, 24; 1:30 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m. (Note class time.)

Place: Mason District Governmental Center (Main Community Room), Annandale

Course Size: Min. 25, Max. 90

LLI Coordinator: Rick and/or Pat Daniels (703) 354-3792 (H); rwdaniels63@gmail.com

Leaders:

HEIDI DIETZE is a Minnesota native who spent much of her childhood traveling through several Midwest states, visiting sites from the Santa Fe Trail to the Corn Palace. From this random trundling, she developed an interest in history that led to an undergraduate degree in holocaust studies and a graduate degree in film history. Ranger Dietze came to National Mall and Memorial Parks as a park ranger in 2002 following two years at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

BRAD BERGER has a B.A. in European history and an M.A. in American colonial history. Brad served in the Federal Republic of Germany as a security specialist in the U.S. Air Force, and interned for the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Ranger Berger currently serves as a park ranger at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, DC, where he helps coordinate operations for presidential inaugurations, annual national Independence Day celebrations, and National Cherry Blossom Festivals.