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Does Mindfulness Improve Well-being? Try our Club and See for Yourself!

June 8, 2017

Encore Learning’s Mindfulness Club meets weekly throughout the year to discuss mindfulness as a health and wellness practice. The group opens each week with a period of general discussion and sharing, followed by about 20 minutes of guided meditation, and ending with a recorded program from an expert source. While each weekly gathering is about…

Travel Near and Far with our Travel Club

June 5, 2017

Travel Club members meet monthly to organize international trips, to hear about trips to all corners of the globe, and recently to add shorter trips to local locations.  A popular destination is Staunton, Virginia, home of the American Shakespeare Center and its Blackfriars Playhouse. Staunton is about a two and half hour drive from Arlington.…

Our Fees Effective July 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

Annual Membership: $65.00 Each course: $55.00

It’s a Small World: Cuba Edition

May 26, 2017

Marilyn Gaizband and Sam Schaen, and Barb and Steve Spangler were surprised to meet each other in the provincial town of Trinidad, Cuba, in late March. The four Encore Learning members knew they were traveling in Cuba about the same time on separate tours and even might overlap in Trinidad.  But there was no easy…

Members Enjoy Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Exhibition

May 26, 2017

Encore Learning is your ticket to the hottest tickets in town. For what was called the “Hamilton” of the D.C. area, our special events team arranged four small docent-led tours on March 2, 2017, at 9am – before the long lines of crowds during the museum’s regular hours. Sixty lucky members got to experience this…

Summer Office Hours Begin on May 30

May 23, 2017

The office will be open from 9 to 11 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 30 through September 4. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 5.

Nationals Ballpark Tour to be Rescheduled

May 12, 2017

Unfortunately, the Washington Nationals have asked us to reschedule our tour that was planned for June 8, 2017.  We’ll let you know as soon as we have a new date on the books.

New! QuickStart Guide: How to Access Your Course Info, Supplemental Course Materials and Calendar

February 28, 2017

Do you know where to find the room numbers for your courses? How to find out if there are any date or room changes for the semester? Do you know if your instructors have any supplemental materials they’d like you to read? You can find all of this information easily by logging in to Member…

Wi-Fi at Mason’s Arlington Campus

October 26, 2016

Information about free Wi-Fi access at George Mason University’s Arlington campus is available at the information desk in Van Metre Hall.

Step by Step Instructions – First Time Account Access & Membership Renewal

August 12, 2016

How to gain FIRST-TIME access to your existing account in the new system (for current and former members). NOTE: you must complete this one-time process to use the new system. Passwords used in the old registration system are no longer valid. 1. From this website, under QUICK LINKS on the right, select Member Account Manager.…