Clubs

Breakfast Club
Bridge Club
Cinema Club
Current Issues Discussion Group
Ethnic Lunch Club
Kayak Club
Mindfulness Club
Nonfiction Book Club
Travel Club

“Encore Learning is an important resource for meeting my intellectual and social engagement needs.  The courses and clubs are a great way to meet new people and learn new things.” — Steve Shapiro

“I can’t imagine a life where I wasn’t learning something new every day.  I love Encore Learning for the interesting and varied classes, for the clubs and for the great people I’ve met.” — Joan Carter

Encore Learning encourages establishing educational and social clubs within the organization as a means of promoting lifelong learning,  personal growth, and social activities.

Club membership is open to all current Encore Learning members.

If you have a consuming interest and would like to engage in it with other like-minded souls, consider starting a club of your own.  Contact the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net to discuss your ideas.

Not yet a member but want to learn more? Join our email list!


Breakfast Club

club-breakfastAre you a morning person? If so, join this club for breakfast and conversation with other Encore Learning members. We meet on Wednesdays at La Madeleine, a low-key, Parisian-style breakfast and coffee place in Bailey’s Crossroads. Club Coordinator is Ron Wise.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.


Bridge Club

club-bridgeThe Bridge Club consists of Encore Learning members who enjoy getting together once a month to play social bridge. Members take turns hosting the games in their homes. The monthly gatherings begin at noon with a simple lunch; each player gives $5 to the host/hostess to offset the cost of food and drink. Club coordinator is Sharon Bisdee.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.

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Cinema Club

If watching movies on the big screen sounds like fun, join the Cinema Club. Each month, members go to a selected movie on a weekday at Arlington theaters. Afterward, there is an informal discussion and socializing over coffee or dinner at a nearby restaurant. Club coordinators are Leanne Peters and Janice Yeadon.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.


Current Issues Discussion Group

club-currentissuesThe Current Issues Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday afternoon of every month from noon to 1:00 P.M. at Arlington’s Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center. The group’s coordinators are Bob Gibson and Pete Taylor.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.

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Ethnic Lunch Club

Assorted Patties Served with GreensThe Ethnic Lunch Club, a group of “foreign foodies” members, usually meets on the last Thursday of the month to explore and enjoy the area’s great ethnic food. Twenty to thirty members come together for a social and delicious adventure.

Details for each restaurant are sent by email each month. We try new ethnic restaurants, as well as old favorites. Cuisines we have enjoyed sampling include Nepalese, Afghan, Rus-Uz, Italian, Greek and Irish cuisines. Club coordinator is Arlene Kigin.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.

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kayakingKayak Club

Are you interested in kayaking on the Potomac with other Encore Learning members?  Our club welcomes newcomers, novices and experienced kayakers. We meet at Fletcher’s Boathouse off Canal Road in DC. Fletcher’s provides all the necessary equipment and attendants to help you in and out of the kayak for a reasonable hourly cost. We meet at 11:00 A.M. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from May until late September, weather permitting, and paddle for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Club coordinators are Janice Yeadon and Wayne Moore.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.

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mindfulawarenesssocietyMINDFULNESS CLUB

The Mindfulness Club meets each Wednesday from noon to 1:30 P.M. at Arlington’s Lee Community & Senior Center for meditation, discussion, and exploration of the mindfulness tradition as it has developed in the modern West. Each week features a guided meditation, a chance to bring questions and observations to the group, and a relevant recorded talk by an expert. All are welcome regardless of experience. Club Coordinator is Dwight Rodgers.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.


Nonfiction Book Club

club-bookMembers gather from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the upstairs meeting room at Arlington Central Library to share evaluations of that month’s chosen book. The book discussions are lively and often extend to discussions about the author, as well. The remainder of the meeting is devoted to suggestions by members for books to be considered as our selection for the next meeting. Club coordinators are Pat Chatten and Carter Vaden.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.

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club-travelTravel Club

The Travel Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 2:30-3:30 P.M. at Arlington’s Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center to enjoy presentations on various parts of the world and share information on trips taken or planned. Any schedule changes will be noted on the Encore Learning website calendar. Club coordinators are Sharon Schoumacher, Mary Crosby and Dick Juhnke.

To join or get more information, contact us via the Encore Learning office at 703-228-2144 or info@EncoreLearning.net.

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