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DC Jazz History Walking Tour a Hit

November 20, 2018

Our members recently enjoyed a two hour walking tour of the highlights of DC’s incredible Jazz history in the Shaw neighborhood. The clubs and theaters on U Street, N.W., dubbed the city’s “Black Broadway,” drew audiences to hear headliners like Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and D.C.-born Duke Ellington. Some of the crowd went on for more…

CAC Member Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez Honored

November 20, 2018

One of our Community Advisory Council members, Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez, was recently honored by the Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) with its annual Spirit of the Community Award. ACF held a celebratory luncheon on September 27, and Vice President Tom Adams represented Encore Learning. Dr. Violand-Sanchez founded the Dream Project in 2010.  This non-profit empowers students…

Ethnic Lunch Club tries Korean at Lighthouse Tofu

September 18, 2018

In June 2018, our adventurous foodies had lunch at Lighthouse Tofu, a Korean restaurant.  Here are some photos of the food and fun. Thanks to Arlene Kigin for organizing, and to Carolyn Francis for the photos!               If you’d like to join our Ethnic Lunch Club, please send an…

Introducing Our Newest Club: Tech Hobbyist

September 8, 2018

Are you interested in awakening your inner tech geek? Perhaps you are interested in learning more about 3D printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, robotics, or drones? Or just tinkering with some of the latest electronic devices? Then join the new Tech Hobbyist Club, open to all Encore Learning members. No tech experience is required. We will…

Encore Learning Presents Author Daniel Stone

September 4, 2018

Daniel Stone, author of The Food Explorer, spoke on Monday August 27, 2018 to an enthusiastic audience at Arlington’s Central Library. Stone spoke about his book which details the true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-19th-century globetrotter and botanist whose life’s work was to  introduce Americans to more diverse crops such as pomegranates, avocados, mangoes,…

Instructor Profile: Tom Wukitsch

August 22, 2018

Tom Wukitsch learned computers, mastered several ancient and romance languages, served in the Navy and became a Foreign Service Officer, holding posts in Europe, the Middle East and Washington. But wherever he was, whatever he was doing, Ancient Rome was his passion. His interest had begun early – reading National Geographic as a six-year-old at…

The Simple Joy of Conversation: Breakfast Club

August 22, 2018

We asked Ron Wise, our Breakfast Club Coordinator, to send in some photos and an update. “There’s not much to say – we eat and we talk,” he said. Ron’s right, of course, and it’s the simple pleasures of sharing a meal and lively conversation that keep our members coming back each week. We’ll let…

Save the Date: Course Registration opens on TUESDAY September 11, 2018

August 13, 2018

Registration will open at 10 a.m. sharp.  Members will want to ensure that their membership is still current and their system login and password are working prior to registration.  Former members will still have a pre-existing account and should not create a new account. Prospective members may join and establish an account at the time…

Join us for our Fall Course Preview on September 8, 2018

August 13, 2018

Come and learn what we are all about! Our Course Prevew is open to current and prospective members. Feel free to bring friends, relatives and neighbors. Encore Learning’s instructors will give brief presentations about their academic courses. Members often tell us that the instructors’ presentations at the Course Preview influence their registrations. Get the latest news on…

Instructor Profile: Wayne Limberg

July 26, 2018

Wayne Limberg is a new Encore Learning instructor, but he’s not a new teacher. “I always wanted to be a teacher,” he said. Wayne might have inherited his love of teaching. His mother taught in South Dakota in one of the last one-room school houses there. When she told the farmer down the road who…