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Have You Registered Yet?
Our Spring 2020 semester begins March 9, 2020.
As of today, seats are still available in 20 courses. Check the
Quick Pick List
We have expanded all of the courses that we could expand. If you are on a waitlist and have not heard from us yet, that means someone else will have to drop the class before we can offer you a seat. If there is another course you've been thinking about instead, now would be the time to
go online and register
News and Photos
On February 1, we held our biannual Course Preview. Thanks to all the instructors who presented and all the members who attended. It was a great turnout!
On January 30, our Ethnic Lunch Club ate at RusUz Restaurant for Russian and Uzbek cuisine in Ballston.
Thank you to Arlene Kigin for coordinating and to Connie Francis for the photos.
We are very proud to be an exhibition partner in Arlington Public Library's Women's Work Then and Now. We're even more proud that our nominee, Encore Learning former Executive Director Marjorie Varner, is among the women included in the exhibit.
There will be a grand opening reception on the evening of March 5, 2020. The event is free but you must RSVP to attend. Attendance is limited, so if there are no seats left, never fear - the exhibit will be shown in the Central Library Lobby from March 5 to April 2, 2020.
Our ongoing Encore Learning Presents series is jointly sponsored by Arlington Public Library. On January 27, Peter Vaselopulos' talk about the Civil War in Arlington was covered by Charlie Clark in his Our Man in Arlington column for the Falls Church News-Press.
On February 10, Professor Allan Lichtman discussed his book Repeal the Second Amendment.
|Professor Allan Lichtman at Central Library. Staff photo.
Thanks to Louise Kenny for volunteering to coordinate both tours and providing photos.
The Census is Coming! (Almost here...)
We are a proud Arlington 2020 Census Partner. In the coming months, we'll continue to share information with you.
The event will be held on
Thursday, March 19, 4:00-5:45 P.M. at Mason's Arlington Campus in Room 113 of Van Metre Hall.
You'll learn from Mason's
Dr. John May
about how census demographics inform population policies and our own Art Gosling about how the census will impact Arlington specifically (hint: money).
Staff from the Arlington County census team will also be on hand to answer questions about the process. W
e'll also have some fun trivia (with prizes!) and light refreshments.
No registration required - drop in when you can.
Interested in serving on our Board of Directors?
Several positions are coming open in May 2020. You must have previously served as a volunteer with Encore Learning.
Details were emailed earlier this month
. If you are interested, please contact the office at 703-228-2144 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass it along to the Nominating Committee for consideration.
Partner News and Happenings - George Mason University
On March 4, 2020 at noon, the Schar School of Policy and Government welcomes author Daniel Gerstein to discuss his book
The Story of Technology
Free, registration required
New! Office Hours at GMU-Arlington Campus
Our office at the GMU-Arlington Campus will be open on Wednesdays from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. during the semester - March 9 to May 21, 2020. Stop by to return equipment
, check lost and found, or give some feedback/praise.
Regular Office hours
The Syphax building office is open Monday through Friday
from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., except holidays. Details are listed on our
. Please contact us ahead of time if you require a face to face meeting.
To reach us,
call 703-228-2144 or send an email to email@example.com.
Lora Pollari-Welbes, Executive Director
Connecting Friends with Encore Learning
We're often referred to as the "best kept secret in Arlington." New members join mostly because they hear about Encore Learning from a friend.
When joining online, new members may enter a "Referred by" name. We look forward to thanking you here in the newsletter - see below.
Bring friends to our
"Encore Learning Presents"
series at Arlington Central Library. These lectures and films are open to the public and a great way for prospective members to learn more about us. Details can always be found in our list of upcoming
Share on social media. When you simply like our Facebook page or share our Facebook posts and events to your social network, it's a huge help.
- SAVE THE DATE - Annual Meeting will be held on May 21, 2020
- Volunteers are always needed. If you'd like to get more involved, please email us.
- Check our calendar for Special Events, Club meetings, and office holiday closures.
Welcome New Members
2020, the following
new members joined Encore Learning. Please be sure to give these folks a warm welcome.
Carol Van Voorst
And a huge THANK YOU to the following members for referring friends and family:
Please email the office with any corrections.
Photos, Photos, Photos...
We all love looking at them and it seems we can never get enough here in the office. Please share your photos of Encore Learning activities with us. The higher the resolution of the photo, the better (1 MB or higher). Shots taken on your mobile phone are great! Just email them to us and if we use your photos, we will make sure to acknowledge you as the photographer. We can't use thumbnails, though, so please check your photo size settings prior to emailing.
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or to our
Arlington Youth Scholarship
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