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Summer Office Hours in effect through Labor Day

May 29, 2018

The office will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays through September 3, 2018 – except July 4. If you need to speak to someone in person, be sure to email or call ahead for an appointment. Always check the calendar on this page for updates.

Members’ Annual Meeting on May 24, 2014

May 16, 2018

Members, please plan to attend this once-a-year event. It provides an opportunity for you to meet and elect Encore Learning’s leadership.   Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:00 A.M. to Noon   Fairlington Community Center 3308 S Stafford St Arlington, VA 22206   There is free (but limited) parking on site. Allow time for street parking, if necessary,…

The Changing Face of Arlington: Community Advisory Council Annual Meeting

May 15, 2018

On May 2, 2018, we held our annual Community Advisory Council meeting, hosted by Marymount University in their beautiful new building in Ballston. As guests arrived, Pat Chatten and Steve Spangler were there to greet them and provide name tags. Member Joe Furgal was on hand to take photos – thank you Pat, Steve and…

“Pilot” Group Tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture

May 14, 2018

On April 5, 2018, 30 lucky members of Encore Learning were able to tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of a pilot group tour program. Our Special Events Committee was thrilled to be able to offer these in-demand tickets to our members. The museum chronicles the decades of fighting…

Ethnic Lunch Club: Food and Friendships

April 6, 2018

If you like to dine out and try exotic cuisines among friends, our Ethnic Lunch Club is for you. Here are some photos taken in April 2018 while dining at Royal Nepal restaurant in Del Ray, courtesy of Lee Cooper. The Ethnic Lunch Club, a group of “foreign foodies,” usually meet at a specified restaurant…

Community Advisory Council Profile: Diane Kresh

April 5, 2018

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…

Bonnie Mangan on Civil War Women: Bibliography to Share

March 27, 2018

As part of our Meet the Speaker Series, Bonnie Mangan, Vice President of the Society for Civil War Women, spoke at Arlington Central Library on Monday, March 26, on “Civil War Women: Nurses, Soldiers and Spies.” It was the fifth lecture co-sponsored by Encore Learning and Arlington Central Library in 2018. Ms. Mangan shared entertaining…

Office closed until April 2, 2018

March 23, 2018

Courses, clubs and special events proceed as scheduled. Email and voice mail messages will be answered upon our return. Happy Spring!

Weather Update/Closings for Wed March 21

March 20, 2018

Arlington Public Schools and Mason are both closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Per our policy, our office will be closed and no classes will be held at Mason and Fairlington Community Center on March 21, 2018. Here is a reminder of our weather policy: If Arlington Public Schools (APS) cancels classes, our office is…

Globe Trotter or Armchair Traveler: Our Travel Club is for You

March 12, 2018

Our travel club is a wonderful mix of those who are still actively traveling, and those who just want to enjoy hearing from others about their trips. At our March 2018 Club meeting, member Charlie Hallahan gave a wonderful presentation on his trip to Palestine. For those of you who couldn’t be there, a few…