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Virtual Special Event Monday, April 6 at 3:30 P.M.

April 3, 2020

Sweeping Changes: A Historic Virginia Legislative Session

Get Acquainted with Zoom: Monday, 4/6 and Wednesday, 4/8 at 10:00 A.M.

April 3, 2020

We highly recommend that you join us for one of our quick and easy “Get Acquainted with Zoom” sessions. Zoom is the technology provider we are using to deliver our virtual learning opportunities. Prepare ahead of time to ensure you’re ready to take advantage of our upcoming Special Events and Courses. This is your chance…

Encore Learning Launches Virtual Activities

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 This week we held our very first virtual class meeting. It was such a success, and our members handled the technology so well, that we announced a total of four virtual courses to be offered this semester. We also announced new virtual Special Events. And some of our Clubs are now meeting…

COVID-19 Update: All In-Person Activities Cancelled

March 23, 2020

We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact on our community is becoming more significant each day. On March 13 we suspended the Spring Semester and all in-person courses, clubs, and special events.    On Friday, March 20, 2020 the Board of Directors decided to cancel all courses…

COVID-19 Update: All Activities Suspended Until Further Notice

March 12, 2020

Encore Learning is committed to the health and safety of our members. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are suspending all courses, special events and clubs until further notice. This is effective beginning on Friday, March 13, 2020 (with no classes beginning 3/13/20). This decision was not made lightly, but limiting or cancelling non-essential public meetings is…

COVID-19: Spring 2020

March 10, 2020

For the health and safety of your fellow members and yourself, if you are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory infection, including cough, runny nose, fever, or sore throat please do not come to any Encore Learning activities. Encore Learning follows the closing policies of our host locations. At this time no locations are closed. If…

Instructor Profile: Natasha Lord

February 27, 2020

Natasha Lord always knew she’d be an educator. Her grandfather was a scholar and her mother taught. She recalls, “One of my earliest memories is lining up all my dolls for class.” Natasha has had a career in teaching and counseling and this semester, she is teaching her second Encore Learning class, Chekhov’s Short Stories.…

Call for Course Proposals for Fall 2020 Semester

February 18, 2020

Encore Learning is seeking course proposals for our fall semester. If you would like to teach an academic class to enthusiastic learners over the age of 50, please email your proposal on or before March 15, 2020. We will consider all proposals, but we are specifically looking for 1.  Legal experts. We need four individuals to…

Course Preview Presentations Now Online!

February 5, 2020

Couldn’t make it to our Course Preview? All of the instructors’ presentations are now available to view online.

Most Beautiful Thing – Student Essay on Jobim Course Published

January 26, 2020

Encore Learning member Marilia Mota Silva wrote an essay about her experience in our course on Antonio Carlos Jobim that was published by Digestivo Cultural, an on-line Brazilian journal devoted to Brazilian cultural affairs.  A translation of her essay by Instructor Richard Juhnke follows: Wednesday, 11/13/2019  Most beautiful thing  by Marilia Mota Silva   Tom Jobim…