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Brad Bickford on How to Live Happier and Healthier

December 13, 2019

On Monday, December 9, 2019, the Encore Learning Presents series brought us Brad Bickford’s Live Happier and Healthier in the New Year. Brad’s presentation was interactive, informative, and entertaining. He provided a wealth of information. Several attendees commented that they would change their habits based on the information Brad presented. We’ve posted his slideshow online at the…

Save the Date: Spring 2020 Course Preview – February 1

November 26, 2019

SPRING 2020 COURSE PREVIEW Saturday, February 1, 2020 Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Program begins at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. VAN METRE HALL AUDITORIUM George Mason University Arlington Campus3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201 Join us! Open to current and prospective members — Bring friends, relatives and neighbors! Encore Learning’s instructors give…

Chuck Rosenberg on Bob Mueller, Russian Interference, and the Rule of Law

October 30, 2019

On October 21, 2019 Encore Learning and Arlington Public Library welcomed Chuck Rosenberg to Central Library as part of our ongoing Encore Learning Presents series. Co-sponsored by Arlington Public Library, these events are free and open to the public. A former federal prosecutor and senior FBI official, Rosenberg led a fascinating discussion about current events and the…

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day and the 19th Amendment

August 28, 2019

August 26, 2019 is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 99th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In celebration, our “Encore Learning Presents” series provided a screening of Iron Jawed Angels, a film about the activists behind the suffrage movement. The event was also sponsored by Arlington…

September 7, 2019: Fall Course Preview

July 30, 2019

Encore Learning’s instructors give brief presentations about their academic courses. Members often tell us that the instructors’ presentations at the Course Preview influence their registrations. Open to current and prospective members. Bring friends, relatives and neighbors! Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Program begins at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. NATIONAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE…

Meet Our New Executive Director: Lora Pollari-Welbes

July 8, 2019

Effective July 8, 2019, Lora Pollari-Welbes is the Executive Director of Encore Learning. “I am very excited about this opportunity to contribute to lifelong learning in the DC area,” Lora said. “I can’t wait to meet all of our members, especially our dedicated volunteers.” Encore Learning President Art Gosling said, “Lora’s nonprofit experience and strong…

2019 Annual Members’ Meeting

May 2, 2019

Please join us for this once-a-year event. It provides an opportunity for you to meet and elect Encore Learning’s leadership.    Monday, May 20, 2019 10:00 A.M. to Noon  Central Library 1015 N Quincy Street  Arlington, VA   Arlington Central Library is located at 1015 N Quincy Street between Washington Boulevard and Fairfax Drive. Parking is free at…

Community Advisory Council Profile: Mary Margaret Whipple

April 23, 2019

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, advises the organization on topics which range from acquisition of classroom and office space, to membership levels and diversity, to recruitment of…

April 15 to 19 – Office closed

April 15, 2019

Courses, clubs and events continue as scheduled. Our office is closed during the Arlington Public Schools’ spring break, April 15 to 19. Staff will return on Monday, April 22.

Community Advisory Council Profile: Jay Fisette

March 12, 2019

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, advises the organization on topics which range from acquisition of classroom and office space, to membership levels and diversity, to recruitment of…