The Inside Scoop - for Members Only
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Welcome to  The Inside Scoop , our electronic  newsletter  f or members only.
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Get ready for Course Preview!

Our Fall 2018 Course Preview will be held once again at Wakefield High School on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Our Course Prevew is open to current and prospective members.
Please bring friends, relatives and neighbors so they can learn firsthand what we are all about.

Doors open at 8:30 A.M. for light refreshments and socializing.

The program begins at 9:00 A.M. and ends at noon. Our  instructors will give brief presentations about their academic courses. Many members find that the information helps them decide how to make their course selections.

Fall 2018 Catalog - It's Here!

Our Fall 2018 Course Catalog was mailed out in mid-August. Please let us know if you didn't get your copy. An online version can always be found on our website on the Courses page.

Registration for Fall Courses

Registration begins at 10 A.M. sharp on TUESDAY September 11, 2018.

Please ensure that your membership is still current and your 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 of registration. 

Please contact the office if you have any questions about how to access your account or renew your membership prior to registration day.

Our courses fill quickly. We suggest you be at your computer at 9:59 A.M. and ready to register -- courses move from "read only" to "register now" at 10:00 A.M. sharp.

More News and Photos

On July 30th, the Cinema Club went to see Mission Impossible: Fallout.

Shown in the photo from left to right are Steve Shapiro, Sandra Borden, Kathie Burch, Cheryl Silkwood, Barbara Sakamoto and Leanne Peters. Photo by Janice Yeadon.

Staff Corner

Summer hours continue through September 3 with the office staffed on Wednesdays from  10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Regular office hours resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 -- Monday-Friday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M, excluding posted holidays which can be found on our website. Please check the online calendar and don't forget to contact us ahead of time if you require a face to face meeting. To reach us, call 703-228-2144.or email 

-- Marjorie Varner, 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 Course Preview or our  "Meet the Speaker" series at Arlington Central Library. These events are open to the public and a great way for prospective members to learn more about us.

Anyone can do it! When you simply like our Facebook page or share our Facebook posts and events to your social network, it's a huge help.

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  • Volunteers are always needed. If you'd like to get more involved, please email
  • Check the calendar on our website for our office hours. Summer hours begin Memorial Day and run through Labor Day
Welcome New Members

In July 2018, the following 12  new members joined Encore Learning. Please be sure to give these folks a warm welcome.

Barbara Borman
Sandy Brody
Rhonda Buckner
Dina Cotlier
Joann Gottlieb
Edward Gough
Joyce Husick
Anne Kenison
Kathy Lewis
Stuart Rubens
Marjorie Weyers
Douglas White

And Thank You to the following instructors and members for referring friends and family:

Sandra Borden
Bonnie Holloway
Laurie McManus
Steve Shapiro

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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Donations are Always Welcome

Encore Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Any donation is a charitable contribution deductible from income tax to the full extent permitted by law. Members, friends and organizations wishing to support Encore Learning may direct contributions to our  General Fund  or to our  Arlington Youth Scholarship .

We hope you enjoyed this edition of  The Inside Scoop . If you would like to submit an article or share some photos of members participating in Encore Learning activities, please email Beth Dowd: .
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