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Guaranteed: There’s never a shortage of topics. Join our Current Issues Discussion Club!

November 8, 2017

The Current Issues Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of every month to discuss a subject of interest selected at its last meeting. Topics range from cutting-edge world events to domestic policies currently in the news. All participants have an opportunity to express their opinions, present facts, or just to listen, during the lively informal…

It’s Reading Weather! Join our Non-fiction Book Club

November 8, 2017

“I have read some wonderful books that I never would have known about if it weren’t for this group.”  This is the most frequent comment we hear from our members. Our Non-fiction Book Club meets every other month on the second Monday of the month. The first part of each meeting is spent discussing the book…

It’s not too late to register for courses this fall!

October 27, 2017

The following courses begin in the next two weeks and still have space available: Cooking’s Chemistry https://encorelearning.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx… Internet of Things https://encorelearning.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx… World War II: The Early Years https://encorelearning.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx…

Instructor Profile: Connie Phlipot

October 4, 2017

When Connie Phlipot came to Encore Learning, she brought an extensive background in foreign policy and a love of teaching. Both have benefited students in the five classes she has taught. This semester she will teach “Russian Revolution: Reverberations Through the Century.” This follows other classes which drew on her Foreign Service career concentration on…

Enjoying Modern Art at Glenstone

October 3, 2017

One hot Thursday morning in September, a group of about fifteen intrepid art lovers drove over to Maryland to see some amazing outdoor sculpture installations featuring post World War II art. Glenstone Museum is situated on the beautiful grounds of a former 200-acre fox hunting estate. The combination of art, architecture, and landscape creates a…

Instructor Profile: Elizabeth Shelton

September 29, 2017

Elizabeth Shelton can trace her interest in a State Department career to grammar school. “In the eighth grade, we were asked what we wanted to be,” she recalled. “I said I wanted to be a diplomat. I have no idea where that came from, but I was already interested in international things.” Her love of…

Interested in Brain Health? Join us September 30

September 15, 2017

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the Alliance for Arlington Senior Programs presents “Brain Health: A Revolution in Aging” at the Walter Reed Community Center. The program features two long-time Encore Learning instructors, Nort Beckerman, keynote speaker and author of A User’s Guide to a Healthy Brain, and Dwight Rodgers, who is teaching “Mindfulness as a Wellness Practice” for us…

Community Advisory Council Profile: Theo Stamos

September 15, 2017

Our Community Advisory Council, established in 2006, serves as a sounding board and network of support for Encore Learning’s Board of Directors. The Council, comprised of community leaders and representatives from our affiliates, meets once or twice a year with the Board and staff to review acquisition of classroom and office space, membership levels and…

Instructor Profile: Allan Hoffman

September 14, 2017

Allan R. Hoffman calls himself a lapsed physicist, a scientist who left the university classroom and laboratory to create public policies to meet the energy needs for the country’s people and infrastructure. Now he weaves those teaching talents and policy expertise together to lead his first Encore Learning course, “Path to a Renewable Energy Future:…

Bridge Club: Not just for Warren Buffett and Bill Gates

September 14, 2017

If you like to play social bridge, the Encore Learning Bridge Club is for you. Right now, we have 25 members and we welcome new members. The Bridge Club members enjoy getting together and playing fun bridge – not too serious, but we’re not beginners either. Each month a club member volunteers to host two…