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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…

Instructor Profile: Dr. James Giordano

March 12, 2019

Jim feels honored to have been teaching in Encore Learning’s academic program for the past decade. A full professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry, and Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program at Georgetown University since 2005, he calls Encore Learning members “some of the best [students] I have; they bring career and life…

March 1, 2019 – Office Closed

March 1, 2019

Arlington Public Schools are closed so our office is closed today.

Instructor Profile: David Rehr

February 26, 2019

He remembers back in 1986, “I told my mother I was going to be the Chief House lobbyist for the National Federation of Independent Businesses. She asked me, ‘Have you thought about law school? At least I could tell the neighbors what you do.’” Law school had been a possibility when David went to St.…

Wed. Feb. 20, 2019 Snow Closure Information

February 19, 2019

All Arlington Public Schools and offices are closed, so our office will be closed. Arlington County Government offices, courts, libraries & facilities are also closed, so the Mindfulness Club and Current Issues Discussion Group will not meet. Breakfast Club members should look for an email from Club Coordinator Ron Wise.

Inclement Weather Reminder

January 13, 2019

Here is a reminder of our weather policy:   If Mason cancels its classes, our classes at their Arlington campus are cancelled. If Mason announces a delayed opening, our classes scheduled to begin after the campus reopens will take place as scheduled. Mason usually treats all its locations as one. If Arlington Public Schools (APS) cancels classes, our office is…

Save the Date: Spring Course Preview Sat. Feb 2, 2019

December 18, 2018

SPRING 2019 COURSE PREVIEW Saturday, February 2, 2019 Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at Noon KENMORE MIDDLE SCHOOL 200 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22204 Open to current and prospective members. Bring friends, relatives and neighbors! Encore Learning’s instructors give brief presentations about their academic courses. Members…

New Tech Hobbyist Club off to a Great Start

December 6, 2018

Our newest club, Tech Hobbyist, is now meeting weekly on Mondays from 2-4 P.M. at the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab at Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia Center. The Club Coordinator is Steve Shapiro. Club members are often assisted by interns and our sponsor, Jim Egenrieder. So far they have learned how to use Arduino, how to program in…

Dr. Chip Beck: Soldier, Sailor, Artist, Spy

December 4, 2018

As part of our ongoing Encore Learning Presents series, we were proud to welcome Dr. Chip Beck to Arlington’s Central Library.  Dr. Beck is a retired Navy Commander and frogman, former CIA and State Department consultant and NCIS Agent, as well as a U.S. Army combat artist and editorial cartoonist. With more than 45 years working on…

Ethnic Lunch Club Packs the House at Little Viet Garden

November 20, 2018

Always up for a new culinary adventure, our popular Ethnic Lunch Club took up quite a few tables at Little Viet Garden. Oh, and the food was good, too! Thank you, Carolyn Francis, for the photos! If you’d like to join our Ethnic Lunch Club, please send an email request to info@encorelearning.net with your name…