spring 2015 program guide - Lifelong Learning Institute

LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE – MANASSAS
SPRING 2015
PROGRAM GUIDE
Learn as if you were to live forever.
-Mahatma Gandhi
How to Contact LLI
LLI-Manassas
PO Box 162
Manassas, VA 20108
Telephone: 571-606-0247
Website: www.lli-manassas.org
E-mail: [email protected]
Inclement Weather Policy
If Prince William County Schools are cancelled, or students are sent home
early because of inclement weather, LLI classes and all other activities for that
day are cancelled. If Prince William County Schools have a delayed opening,
LLI classes and all other activities will be held as scheduled. Exceptions may
be made for bus trips. For school closings call 703-791-2776 and choose
menu item 3. Cancellations will be posted on LLI’s website.
Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)-Manassas
is hosted by the
Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
Cover photograph: LLI members tour the National Museum of the Marine
Corps during the Fall 2014 semester.
Photographer: Patricia Campbell
Spring 2015 Program Guide
Contents
Spring Registration ......................................................................................... 3
In Memoriam ................................................................................................... 3
Name Tags ....................................................................................................... 3
LLI-Manassas Is Grateful To ......................................................................... 3
Thank-You to LLI Venues ............................................................................. 4
Volunteer Opportunities ................................................................................. 4
NOVA Educational Opportunities for Seniors ............................................. 4
About the Lifelong Learning Institute ........................................................... 5
Spring 2015 Forums, Classes & Trips at a Glance ....................................... 6
Spring 2015 Forums, Classes & Trips ........................................................... 9
Speaker Forums (F1501-02) ......................................................................... 10
Drones: Our New Toys, Tools and Robot Companions (S1501) ............... 10
George C. Marshall: A Statesman Shaped in the Crucible of War (S1502)11
Classes & Trips.............................................................................................. 12
LLI-Hylton Performing Arts Center Partnership (S1503-04) ................... 12
Valentine’s Day Music You Love (S1503) ................................................ 12
Bring Back the Tonight Show with Doc Severinsen (S1504) .................... 13
Arts & Literature (S1505-08) ....................................................................... 15
Divas of the Jazz World (S1505) ............................................................... 15
Owning Our Stories: A Writing Workshop (S1506) .................................. 16
Travel Journaling (S1507) ......................................................................... 17
Classic Novels (S1508) .............................................................................. 18
Current Events (S1509-11) ........................................................................... 19
Our Federal Debt: A Ticking Time Bomb (S1509).................................... 19
Human Trafficking in Northern Virginia (S1510) ..................................... 20
Great Decisions (S1511) ............................................................................ 21
Experience Buffet (S1512-13) ....................................................................... 22
Jockeying Thoroughbred Race Horses (S1512) ......................................... 22
The Lands Down Under (S1513) ............................................................... 23
Health & Fitness (S1514-16) ......................................................................... 24
Fast Way to Fitness (S1514) ...................................................................... 24
Advances in Medical Protocols, Updates (S1515) ..................................... 25
Dr. Spock Updated for Grandparents (S1516) ........................................... 26
History (S1517-25)......................................................................................... 27
How Beer Saved the World (S1517) .......................................................... 27
Treasures of Ancient Greece: Birthplace of Western Civilization (S1518) 28
Civil War Women (S1519) ........................................................................ 29
The Girls of Atomic City (S1520) ............................................................. 30
Historic Sudley United Methodist Church Tour (S1521)........................... 31
Big History (S1522) ................................................................................... 32
They Came Wearing Tartan: Scottish Immigration in Northern Virginia
(S1523) ...................................................................................................... 33
Guided Tour of Rippon Lodge (S1524) ..................................................... 34
Cold War Museum and Other Big Secrets at Vint Hill (S1525) ................ 35
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Lifestyle (S1526-31) ....................................................................................... 36
Genealogy – Resources for the Family Historian (S1526) ......................... 36
Animals that Belong in Heaven (S1527) .................................................... 37
Spring Flower Arranging (S1528 A or B) .................................................. 38
Line Dancing (S1529 A & B)..................................................................... 39
Dinner Alfresco (S1530 A or B) ................................................................ 40
The Art of Philanthropy (S1531) ................................................................ 41
Religion & Philosophy (S1532-36) ................................................................ 42
Justice – What’s the Right Thing to Do?, Part 2 (S1532) ........................... 42
The Protestant Revolution that Changed the World (S1533)...................... 43
Science and Religion (S1534) .................................................................... 44
Evidence of an Intelligent Designer (S1535).............................................. 45
Eastern Philosophy (S1536) ....................................................................... 46
Science, Technology & Nature (S1537-42)................................................... 47
Did I Do That? (S1537) .............................................................................. 47
Are You Smarter than Your Smart Phone? (S1538)................................... 48
The Forces Behind Forensic Science (S1539) ............................................ 49
Meteorology: Looking at the World’s Weather (S1540) ............................ 50
Poles Apart: The High Latitude Regions of Earth (S1541) ........................ 51
Robotics Academy (S1542)........................................................................ 52
Bus Trips (S1543-44) ..................................................................................... 53
To Defend a Nation (S1543) ...................................................................... 53
NASA Wallops Island Center and Chincoteague (S1544) ......................... 54
Ongoing Activities (S1545-50)....................................................................... 55
LLI Board of Directors ................................................................................. 57
LLI Program Committee .............................................................................. 58
LLI-Manassas Membership Application ..................................................... 59
Class Registration Form................................................................................ 61
Acknowledgment, Release and Waiver ........................................................ 63
Venues ............................................................................................................ 64
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Spring Registration
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
(Snow date Friday, January 16)
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Directions: From Prince William Parkway turn right onto University
Blvd. if you’re going north, left if you’re going south. Take first left
and then left at dead end and follow into parking lot.
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Invite prospective members to attend
Register for classes and meet coordinators
Socialize with other members and enjoy light refreshments
In Memoriam
Jean (Jane) Lakata
March 19, 1941 – October 28, 2014
Name Tags
LLI provides each new member a complimentary name tag. Members
are encouraged to wear the tags at all events and especially on trips
because it helps the coordinator keep track of participants.
Replacement tags can be ordered from Mary Shaw, 703-753-8790,
[email protected] Cost is $9.00, payable by check to LLIManassas, P.O. Box 162, Manassas, VA 20108.
LLI-Manassas Is Grateful To
NOVEC for a grant which helps pay for our venues.
Thornton Trust for a grant which funded the purchase of an audio
enhancement system for use by class instructors.
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Thank-You to LLI Venues
The following offer meeting space free of charge:
Bertucci’s of Gainesville
Bethel Lutheran Church
Hylton Performing Arts Center
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Quarry Station Senior Apartments
Trinity Episcopal Church
Volunteer Opportunities
In order to continue to grow and develop, LLI-Manassas needs you to
step forward to offer your skills and time in a variety of ways. Please
contact any member of the Board of Directors to discuss how you can
be of service through any one of the nine current committees. You will
find the contact information for all members of the board at the back of
this program guide.
NOVA Educational Opportunities for Seniors
LLI members are invited to explore educational opportunities offered
by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) through the
Workforce Development & Continuing Education office.
Tuition-free, non-credit courses for seniors are available at the
Manassas and Woodbridge campuses on a space-available basis.
Seniors age 60 and older who have lived in Virginia for a minimum of
one year may take up to three courses per semester. The current
semester has course offerings in computers, photography, interior
design, drawing, estate planning and more.
Details are explained in a mailer the college sends to local residents.
Additional information is available on NOVA’s website:
www.nvcc.edu/wdce/pwregional.
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About the Lifelong Learning Institute
The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI-Manassas) is a membership
organization managed by and for its members. Our mission is to
establish a community of adults, 50 years of age and older, that
provides affordable educational and social opportunities in a friendly
atmosphere. We are hosted by Northern Virginia Community College
(NOVA)-Manassas Campus.
We offer daytime and occasional evening classes. In addition to the
classes, trips, speaker forums and clubs scheduled for fall and spring
semesters, social activities and special events are offered throughout
the year. Classes are held at various locations including NOVAManassas, churches and senior living facilities. Instructors and
presenters come from diverse backgrounds and are experts in their
fields and leaders in various professions. Some are also LLI members.
LLI provides a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere to facilitate
learning. Mental stimulation is as important as physical exercise in
maintaining good health. Making new friends is also an important part
of the LLI concept.
Dues are $100 for a twelve-month membership and can be paid at fall
registration (September). Those who join at spring registration
(January) will pay $50 and then $100 in September. Members can
attend as many classes and activities as they wish, depending on
available space. There will be charges for trips and for some classes
and special events. Any person age 50 or older is cordially invited to
become a member by completing the short membership application
form at the back of this program guide.
LLI-Manassas is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships
(memberships) to current and potential members. If you are interested
in this assistance, contact a board member, who will present your
request at the next board meeting. You will then be notified of the
action taken by the board.
The Manassas LLI was organized in 2003 and is one of many LLIs
located throughout the United States and Canada. Most (including LLIManassas) are affiliates of the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN).
Visit their website at www.roadscholar.org/ein/intro.asp to learn more
about other LLIs.
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Venue
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Bethel Lutheran Church
Bethel Lutheran Church Gym
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Bethel Lutheran Church
Mon 10:30 a.m.-noon, Feb 2
Wed 1:30-3:00 p.m., Feb 4
Fri 1:30-3:00 p.m., Feb 6
Mon 10:00 a.m.-noon, Feb 9
Fri 10:00-11:30 a.m., Feb 13
Mon & Wed, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb 16, 18
Tues 1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb 17
How Beer Saved the World (17)
Fast Way to Fitness (14)
Forum: Drones (01)
Doc Severinsen (04)
Treasures of Ancient Greece (18)
Civil War Women (19)
Bethel Lutheran Church
Tues 10:30 a.m.-noon, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17,
24, Mar 3
Protestant Revolution (33)
Valentine’s Day Music (03)
Trinity Episcopal Church
Thurs 1:30-3:00 p.m., Jan 22,
Fri, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6 NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Time
Federal Debt (09)
Justice – What’s the Right Thing to Do? (32)
Forum, Class or Trip
Forums, classes and trips are listed here in order of starting date. In the Program Guide they are listed numerically in order of
class number, which is in parenthesis in this chart.
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Travel Journaling (07)
Forensic Science (39)
Eastern Philosophy (36)
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Quarry Station Senior Apartments
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Wed 10:30 a.m.-noon, Apr 1
Flower Gallery, 10816 Sudley Manor Dr.
Tues or Thurs 2:00-4:00 p.m., Mar 24 or 26
Spring Flower Arranging (28)
Bethel Lutheran Church
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Fri 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mar 20
Smarter than Your Smartphone (38)
Great Decisions (11)
Trinity Episcopal Church
Thurs 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar 19
Animals that Belong in Heaven (27)
Wed 2:00-3:30 p.m., Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15,
22, 29, May 6, 13
Fri 10:00 a.m.-noon, Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17,
24
Fri 3:00-5:00 p.m., Mar 27
5308 Sudley Rd., Manassas 20109
Trinity Episcopal Church
Thurs 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar 12
Human Trafficking (10)
Wed 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar 18
Bethel Lutheran Church
Wed 1:30-3:00 p.m., Mar 11
The Girls of Atomic City (20)
Sudley Church Tour (21)
Bethel Lutheran Church
Tues 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar 10, 17, 24
Evidence of an Intelligent Designer (35)
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Bethel Lutheran Church
Fri 3:00-5:00 p.m., Mar 6
Advances in Medical Protocols (15)
Fri 1:30-3:00 p.m., Mar 13, 20
Bethel Lutheran Church
Science and Religion (34)
Genealogy (26)
Boys and Girls Club of Manassas
Wed 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar 4, 11
Thurs 1:30-3:00 p.m., Mar 5, 12, 19, 26,
Apr 2, 9
Quarry Station Senior Apartments
Owning Our Stories Writing Workshop (06)
Did I Do That? (37)
Bethel Lutheran Church
Thurs 10:30 a.m.-noon, Feb 26, Mar 5
Mon 1:30-3:00 p.m., Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
Apr 6, 13, 20 27
Divas of the Jazz World (05)
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Departure Location TBD
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
7150 Lineweaver Rd., Vint Hill 20187
Trinity Episcopal Church
Departure Location TBD
Thurs 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., May 7
Fri 1:00.-4:00 p.m., May 15
Wed 10:30-noon, May 20
Wed 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., June 24
Robotics Academy (42)
Cold War Museum and Secrets (25)
Lands Down Under (13)
NASA Wallops Island & Chincoteague (44)
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Tues & Wed, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 12,
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Fri 10:00 a.m.-noon, May 1
Classic Novels (08)
Boys and Girls Club of Manassas
Boys and Girls Club of Manassas
Hylton Performing Arts Center
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge
Trinity Episcopal Church
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Hylton Performing Arts Center
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Hylton Performing Arts Center (May 22)
Bethel Lutheran Church
Bethel Lutheran Church Gym
Trip: Defend a Nation (43)
Thurs 10:00-11:30 a.m., Apr 30
Fri 1:30-3:00, p.m., Apr 17, May 1
Dr. Spock Updated (16)
Art of Philanthropy (31)
Thurs 10:00 a.m.-noon, Apr 16
Tour of Rippon Lodge (24)
Wed 1:00-2:30 p.m., Apr 29
Wed 1:30-3:00 p.m., Apr 15 or 22
Dinner Alfresco (30)
Jockeying Race Horses (12)
Tues 1:30-3:00 p.m., Apr 14
Scottish Immigration (23)
Wed 10:30 a.m.-noon, Apr 22
Mon 10:00 a.m.-noon, Apr 13
Forum: George C. Marshall (02)
Poles Apart (41)
Fri 3:00-5:00 p.m., Apr 10, 24, May 8, 22
Tues & Wed, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Apr 7, 8, or
May 5, 6
Tues 10:00 a.m.-noon, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28,
May 5
Meteorology (40)
Big History (22)
Line Dancing, Beginners or All Levels (29)
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Spring 2015 Forums, Classes & Trips
Registration. You can register online by going to LLI’s website (llimanassas.org). Go to “Class Registration” and enter your user name
and password. Click on “Class Registration” on the top menu bar.
Choose the link “click here to register for classes,” available only when
online registration is open. Opening of registration will be announced
via email. You may register by mail using the form at the back of this
program guide. Sign up for as many forums/classes/trips/clubs as you
wish, but plan to attend all, since instructors and coordinators prepare
for the total number registered. If you are wait-listed for a class, the
coordinator will make every effort to get you into the class and will let
you know if space is available.
Coordinators. An LLI member serves as coordinator for each
class/trip. Email or call the coordinator if you have questions. About
one week before each class/trip you signed up for begins, you will
receive a reminder by email or phone from the coordinator.
Venues. Directions to class venues are at the back of this program
guide and are included on LLI’s website (lli-manassas.org).
Bring a Friend. Members may bring potential LLI members to one
class meeting (space permitting and fee paid if applicable) to give them
an idea of what LLI classes are like.
Fees and Refunds. Please write one check to cover all class/trip fees
and mail it to LLI – you will not be registered unless the fees are
paid. LLI will refund fees if a class, trip or event is full or is cancelled.
LLI will also refund fees for classes, carpooled-trips and events if the
member notifies the class coordinator that he/she is unable to attend
unless the fee is non-refundable. If costs for an event are adjusted, fee
over-payments of $5 or more will be refunded.
Photographs. By becoming an LLI member and participating in
classes, trips and other activities, you may be photographed and your
photo may appear in our publications and/or on our website.
Classes are subject to change due to high registration or weather.
Please check our website (lli-manassas.org) or emails for updates.
Coordinators will call members without email addresses.
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Speaker Forums (F1501-02)
Forums are open to the public, and LLI members are encouraged to
bring friends and neighbors to introduce them to LLI. Please register
for forums using the LLI website or the form at the back of this
program guide. Refreshments will be served from 10:00-10:30 a.m.
before morning presentations, and the “lunch bunch,” open to
everyone, meets afterward at a nearby restaurant. Afternoon
presentations are followed by an “early bird” dinner at a local
restaurant.
Drones: Our New Toys, Tools and Robot Companions
(S1501)
Monday, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Feb. 9
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Speaker: Christopher Vo
During this forum Christopher Vo will explain the factors that have
made this technology so rapidly accessible. He will discuss the design
and engineering considerations that are needed to make drones safe
and more intelligent along with cutting-edge ideas to integrate them
into our lives and to be able to use them in socially beneficial ways.
The presentation will also feature a live demonstration of drone
technology.
Christopher Vo, a roboticist and drone technology educator at George
Mason University, develops motion planning algorithms for
autonomous swarms of drones to fly safely, quickly and robustly. As
the director of education for the D.C. area Drone User Group, he has
taught hundreds of everyday users how to build and fly their own
drone.
Suzanne Brooks, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-727-5775
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George C. Marshall: A Statesman Shaped in the
Crucible of War (S1502)
Monday, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Apr. 13
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Speaker: Rachel Y. Thompson
George Catlett Marshall, Jr., the American soldier and statesman
revered for his wise leadership during World War II and the Cold War,
is the only military leader ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Rachel
Thompson, director of education and special projects at Marshall’s
museum home in Leesburg, has just completed his biography:
Marshall: A Statesman Shaped in the Crucible of War. She will speak
on Marshall’s various roles and his crucial influence on American and
European history in the mid 20th century.
Rachel Yarnell Thompson is a Marshall scholar and director of
special projects at The George C. Marshall International Center in
Leesburg, Virginia. Ms. Thompson has lectured extensively on various
aspects of Marshall’s illustrious career as soldier and statesman. She
has also authored teacher’s guides, essays, journal articles, and lessons
for the PBS-WETA’s educational outreach programs, the National
Council for the Social Studies, the White House Historical Association,
USA Today, Time-Life, and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
Institute in Hyde Park, New York. She is a 1962 graduate of CarsonNewman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and holds a master’s
degree from George Mason University.
E. Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-9344
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Classes & Trips
LLI-Hylton Performing Arts Center
Partnership (S1503-04)
This semester LLI is partnering with Hylton Performing Arts Center to
offer two performances. Lectures, held at the Hylton Center, will
precede the performances. Register for the lectures online or by using
the form at the back of this program guide. You must purchase your
own ticket to each performance. Instructions are included with
each write-up.
Valentine’s Day Music You Love (S1503)
Lecture: Monday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Feb. 2
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Presenters: Professor Anthony Maiello and Bryan Kidd
In this presentation, Anthony (Tony) Maiello and Bryan Kidd will
focus on some of the music we listened to when falling in love. It is a
continuation of the Deana Martin lecture that we enjoyed last semester.
Anthony J. Maiello is founder and Music Director of the American
Festival Pops Orchestra, associate director for development, professor
of music and GMU professor. He conducts the GMU Repertory
Orchestra and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting, jazz
theory and arranging and advanced sight-singing. From 1996 to 2009,
he conducted the GMU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.
In March 2010, he was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of
Fame at the Indianapolis headquarters of Music for All.
Bryan Kidd is American Festival Pops Orchestra’s
Composer/Arranger-in-Residence. While primarily known as a big
band arranger, his 26 years with the United States Navy Band,
Washington, D.C., was an all-encompassing experience of arranging
and composing in a wide variety of styles for the band’s various
ensembles: the Concert and Ceremonial Bands, Commodores (jazz
ensemble), Sea Chanters (chorus), Fair Winds (jazz vocal quartet),
Country Current (country and bluegrass) and Cruisers (rock band).
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Performance: American Festival Pops Orchestra
Saturday, 8:00 p.m., February 14
Hylton Performing Arts Center
What could be more romantic than a lovely evening in the elegant
surroundings of the Hylton Center enjoying a concert of popular love
songs with your Valentine? Always an audience favorite, American
Festival Pops Orchestra presents a special Valentine’s Day program
with some of the world’s most timeless love songs and romantic
standards from the Great American Songbook. Founder and Artistic
Director Anthony Maiello has gathered the finest musicians from the
greater D.C. area to create this outstanding orchestra, which is known
throughout Northern Virginia for its musical virtuosity and a repertoire
that includes some of the most well-loved music of the 20th century.
“Classic, upbeat, popular Americana performed with professionalism,
affection, and more than a bit of pizzazz.” (Washington Times.)
Tickets $48, $41, $29. Purchase tickets online at HyltonCenter.org, or
by phone 888-945-2468, or at the ticket office, 10960 George Mason
Circle. Use CODE: LLI20 for LLI’s 20% discount.
Bob Marsh, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-368-7276
Bring Back the Tonight Show with Doc Severinsen
(S1504)
Lecture: Friday, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Feb. 13
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Presenter: Professor James Carroll
In this lecture Jim Carroll will discuss the career of trumpet legend,
Doc Severinsen, who will perform with the Metropolitan Jazz
Orchestra on February 20.
Professor Jim Carroll has a versatile background ranging from tours
with Michael Jackson to Woody Herman and The Thundering Herd.
He received both his undergraduate and graduate training from Indiana
University under the tutelage of David Baker and Eugene Rousseau.
He has authored several volumes through Hal Leonard’s “Artists
Transcriptions” series. Mr. Carroll was a charter member of the
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, in residence at the
Smithsonian’s Museum of American History. He performed, recorded
and toured with the group until 1999 when he assumed the position of
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Director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University. Mr. Carroll is the
founder and artistic director of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and the
Jazz Connection. He is passionate about spreading the word of the
power of the arts to bring people together, change lives and do good in
the world.
Performance:Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
Friday, 8:00 p.m., Feb. 20
Hylton Performing Arts Center
From his incomparable talent to his unforgettable fashions, this former
leader of The Tonight Show orchestra is sure to wow the audience as
he participates in this program of jazz classics. Under the direction of
artistic director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll, the Metropolitan Jazz
Orchestra features the most remarkable jazz performers in the D.C.
metro area. Don’t miss this evening of big band favorites showcasing
this legendary trumpeter!
Tickets $50, $43, $30. Purchase tickets online at HyltonCenter.org, or
by phone 888-945-2468, or go to the ticket office, 10960 George
Mason Circle. Manassas, VA 20110. Use CODE: LLI20 for LLI’s 20%
discount.
Bob Marsh, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-368-7276
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Arts & Literature (S1505-08)
Divas of the Jazz World (S1505)
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Feb. 26, Mar. 5
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructor: Dr. Norman Rosenberg
Defining jazz isn’t easy, but Dr. Rosenberg will try. He will describe
the elements that are involved in jazz and will play the music of
women jazz artists. Some of these women are Billie Holliday, Ella
Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Diana Kroll and many others. It’s for us to
listen, enjoy, discuss and decide how well they meet our criteria for
good jazz. If you wish to bring some of your favorite pieces, Dr.
Rosenberg will play and explain them in the second session.
Dr. Norman Rosenberg has had a lifelong interest in music. His
interest in jazz goes back to the late thirties when he listened to the
music of such greats as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Billie
Holiday. In recent years he has been a board member of the Prince
William Symphony, Potomac River Jazz Club and Philadelphia
Recorder Society. He has performed on the recorder with many small
ensembles and founded and led the Recorder Consort at Osher
Lifelong Learning at George Mason University. He worked as an
optometrist in Manassas and recently joined LLI.
Lianetta Ruettgers, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-368-3040
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Owning Our Stories: A Writing Workshop (S1506)
Mondays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Quarry Station Senior Apartments
Instructor: Mary Winsky
When we dare to own our stories by writing them down, we validate
our lives with insight and compassion. The courage to do that is
confirmed by showing up at a workshop and writing in the presence of
fellow writers. Here we write, read, listen and respond, learning to find
meaning in our own words and the words of others. Ann Patchett is a
brilliant meaning-maker. We will read her collection of essays, This is
the Story of a Happy Marriage, which is available in paperback. This
blend of literature and memoir, of portrait and philosophy, will give us
food for thought and discussion as well as topics and inspiration to
launch our own pieces. Please find the book and read her introduction
and first story – through page 18 – for our first class.
Mary Winsky is a writer and former English teacher, staff developer
and change agent. She has taught composition and literature at high
school, college and graduate levels and led writing workshops for
adults nationally and locally. Mary has taught for LLI since Fall of
2004.
Elizabeth Crawford, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-594-0049
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Travel Journaling (S1507)
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Apr. 1
Quarry Station Senior Apartments
Instructor: Linda S. Johnston
Before you head off on summer vacation, come learn enjoyable new
ways to collect and record your travel memories. In this interactive
class, emphasis will be on developing your own style using methods
and ideas presented. You may bring items from a previous trip
(brochures, train tickets, etc.) to start a journal, or prepare sample
pages for a future trip. Most materials are provided, but please bring a
journal with heavier paper (5.5" or 6"x8" works best), or you may
purchase one from the instructor for $6.00 on the day of class.
Linda S. Johnston received her bachelor’s degree in horticulture from
California Polytechnic University. She is an author, artist and
environmental educator. Her first book, Hope Amid Hardships:
Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory, was released in August 2013. A
hiker, kayaker and amateur naturalist, Linda enjoys the outdoors in
Northern Virginia. She presented a class on nature journaling in spring
2014.
Lynn Hoffman, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-3528
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Classic Novels (S1508)
Friday, 10:00 a.m.-noon, May 1
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Instructor: David Ward
This is the final class from the DVDs of Professor Arnold Weinstein
for the Teaching Company’s “Classic Novels.” After viewing the
lecture students will discuss its content and review related questions.
1. Kafka’s Metamorphosis, The Trial
David Ward was a financial manager with the Department of Defense
for 35 years. He graduated from George Washington University with a
degree in history/philosophy and American studies and a minor in
financial management. He is a past president of LLI-Manassas,
membership chair and a member of the program committee. He is
presenting several classes this semester, as he has done for the past
several years.
David Ward, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-369-1243
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Current Events (S1509-11)
Our Federal Debt: A Ticking Time Bomb (S1509)
Thursday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Jan. 22
Trinity Episcopal Church
Instructor: Jack High
In this class the instructor will discuss the past, present, and future of
the U.S. federal debt. He will talk about what the debt means to us, our
children, and grandchildren and offer hope in the form of some
possible cures.
Jack High is professor emeritus of economics and public policy at
George Mason University. He is co-author, with Clayton Coppin, of
the Politics of Purity, a history of the Pure Food and Drug Act, and has
published numerous articles in academic journals, including Business
History Review, Economic Inquiry, and Public Choice. He has served
on the faculties of Harvard University, Georgetown University,
Charles University in Prague, and the University of Hong Kong.
Nancy Arrington, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-408-7446
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Human Trafficking in Northern Virginia (S1510)
Thursday, 10:30-noon, Mar. 12
Trinity Episcopal Church
Maximum Class Size: 80
Instructor: Adrienne Helms
Who are the victims? Where does trafficking occur? What can be
done to help?
This presentation by Manassas City Police Department and the
Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force will provide students
with answers to these questions and more. Participants will gain an
enhanced sense of awareness about human and sex human trafficking
in Northern Virginia and will hear about local case examples. Students
will also leave with resources that they can use to help raise awareness,
identify the potential signs, report trafficking activity, and contribute to
the alleviation and prevention of trafficking in our area.
Adrienne Helms has served as Crime Prevention Specialist and Public
Information Officer for the Manassas City Police Department’s
Community Services Section since 2011. She is responsible for the
development and execution of the City’s Comprehensive Crime
Prevention and Outreach Plan and media relations for the Police
Department. She offers free security assessments in addition to a
number of crime prevention presentations for the general public to
include self-defense for women and seniors. Prior to a career in law
enforcement, Adrienne was a city planner for both the City of
Portsmouth and Reston Association, where she specialized in design
review and historic preservation.
Elizabeth Crawford, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-594-0049
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Great Decisions (S1511)
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
May 6, 13
Bethel Lutheran Church
Class fee $20 for 2015 briefing books (include with registration)
Instructor: David Ward
The Great Decisions Discussion Program is the longest running and
largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind. It is
the core of the Foreign Policy Association’s (FPA) civic educational
outreach efforts bringing millions of Americans together in
communities, classrooms, and workplaces across the country to
discover, discuss, and form opinions on foreign policy. The 2015
program will discuss the following topics: Russia; Privacy;
Sectarianism in the Middle East; India; US Policy toward Africa;
Syria; Human Trafficking; and Brazil. Please include $20 for the 2015
briefing books with your registration.
David Ward’s bio is on page 18.
David Ward, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-369-1243
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Experience Buffet (S1512-13)
In this popular series of classes, LLI members share their work
experiences, hobbies, travels and special interests. Please consider
presenting your own story next semester.
Jockeying Thoroughbred Race Horses (S1512)
Wednesday 1:00-2:30 p.m., Apr. 29
Boys and Girls Club of Manassas
Maximum class size 80
Instructor: Ron Farra
The instructor will discuss his book Jockeying for Change, the
fascinating story of jockey legend Tommy Luther, who is quoted
prominently in the award winning book Seabiscuit. Luther began his
career in 1923 and raced with such greats as Georgie Woolf, who rode
Seabiscuit to victory in the famous 1938 “Match Race,” and John
(Red) Pollard, who became the regular rider for the underdog,
Seabiscuit. Ron will share his knowledge of jockeying thoroughbred
horses, which he learned through associations with Luther and other
popular riders. This class on jockeying may be helpful to those
planning wagers at the Kentucky Derby and other upcoming horse
races.
Ron Farra is a newcomer to Virginia and LLI after living and working
in Saratoga Springs, New York for almost 50 years. Born in New York
City and reared on Long Island, his career included teaching and
school administration at several New York school districts. Hobbies
include writing and outdoor sporting activities including Pickleball, the
highly popular paddle-court “game with the funny name.” Ron coauthored a guidebook about cross-country skiing with his wife Joanna.
They are parents of an Olympic cross-country skier and four other
champions.
Lynn Hoffman, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-3528
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The Lands Down Under (S1513)
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, May 20
Trinity Episcopal Church
Maximum class size 80
Instructor: Dan Leahy
Dan Leahy will share photos and thoughts from his Fall 2014 trip to
Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Dan Leahy is a retired federal government employee with over 30
years of public service in the area of international trade. He taught the
Current Events Discussions and Great Decisions classes for several
years and is a longtime member of LLI. He is a past president of LLI
and currently is a member of the board of directors and the program
committee.
Dan Leahy, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-309-0914
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Spring 2015 Program Guide
Health & Fitness (S1514-16)
Fast Way to Fitness (S1514)
Friday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Feb. 6
Bethel Lutheran Church Gym
Instructor: Nina Lomax
“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for
illness.”
Edward Smith Stanley (1799-1869), English Prime Minister
Learn injury-free, time-efficient basic movements to strengthen all
body parts. Exercises can be done seated or standing and at your ability
level. You will receive information on how to execute your workouts
at home or in a gym and hints on healthy eating habits. If you have
light dumbbells, please bring them.
Nina Lomax is a New York native who managed Women's Mid-City
Bodybuilding Gym there for 10 years before moving to Virginia. She
has owned Body Conscience Personal Training, a home-based private
gym, for 23 years, serving teens to seniors. Nina is passionate about
finding the fun in healthy nutritional habits and regular exercise as a
lifestyle for optimal empowerment.
Karen Waltman, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-830-5710
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Advances in Medical Protocols, Updates (S1515)
Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Mar. 6
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructor: Dr. Michael Dennis
In this continuation of last semester’s presentation, Dr. Michael Dennis
will discuss recent medical advances and their socioeconomic
implications – good, bad & ugly. He will discuss the therapeutic and
diagnostic interventions that have occurred over the last year as well as
their value and costs. This multi-media presentation will include hyper
links to help students find additional breakthroughs.
Dr. Michael Dennis retired from the practice of neurosurgery after 30
years in the Washington area. He graduated from Brown University
with a bachelor’s degree and earned his master’s from Yale University.
He completed his surgical internship and his neurological residency at
George Washington University Hospital. He became clinical professor
of neurosurgery at George Washington University in 1980, where he
served until December 2003. He has been on the staff of George
Washington University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, INOVA
Fairfax Hospital and Reston Hospital. Dr. Dennis is a long-time
member of LLI and has presented several classes on various subjects.
E. Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-9344
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Dr. Spock Updated for Grandparents (S1516)
Fridays, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Apr. 17, May 1
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Maximum class size 50
Instructor: Ann Komelasky
For most grandparents today, the world of child healthcare seems very
different than when we raised our own children. This class will be
offered in two sessions. Session one will cover vaccines, vaccine
controversies, infant feeding practices, the new super bugs, and current
recommendations on antibiotic and cold medicine use. Session two
will cover behavioral issues, including ADHD, bullying and the
Internet; the new technologies of infant helmets and Apnea monitors;
and trusted sources for health information.
Ann Komelasky is a pediatric nurse practitioner, with over 40 years
experience in pediatric medicine and child health. Ann received her
bachelor's degree from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. In 1988,
she received her master's degree from Catholic University of America
and was certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She has worked as a
PNP in Manassas for the last 25 years. Ann also holds a certification as
a lactation consultant. The mother of three and grandmother of two,
she still works on call for Crestwood Pediatrics in Manassas. In her
spare time, she loves reading, needlework, gardening, line dancing and
golf. Ann is an LLI member.
Marilyn Scott, LLI Coordinator
[email protected] 703-361-7074
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History (S1517-25)
How Beer Saved the World (S1517)
Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Feb. 4
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructor: Lianetta Ruettgers
Did you know that beer was critical to the birth of civilization? Or that
it played a crucial role in the building of the pyramids, the founding of
America, the Industrial Revolution and in the advancements of
medicine? That’s right – beer. Until almost modern times, it wasn't just
a drink; it was vital to life. Often water contained deadly bacteria, but
beer was safe because the fermentation process killed the germs. It was
drunk by men, women and children for a long period of time and
inspired great moments in human history. Beer was vital to the birth of
America from the moment the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth – find
out why!
Lianetta Ruettgers, as a child, watched her father brew beer just as
many people in the neighborhood did. Often neighbors would call her
father and ask him how they could improve their beer. She still has the
crock that her father used to brew his beer. Lianetta has brewed beer
herself and has served it to others who always tell her that it is just
great.
Lianetta Ruettgers, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-368-3040
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Treasures of Ancient Greece: Birthplace of Western
Civilization (S1518)
Monday and Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Feb. 16, 18
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Hayes
This is the second part of classes that examine the beginnings of Greek
civilization, starting with the impact of the Minoans, the Mycenaean
Age, the rise of Sparta and Athens, the epic struggle with Persia, and
the self-destructive Peloponnesian War. The quarrelsome, divided
nature of the Greek peoples ultimately brought about their downfall as
the rising power of Macedonia in the north soon consumed them. The
major components of Greek culture – sculpture, drama, history, and
philosophy – will be studied along with other legacies handed down
through the ages to become pillars of Western civilization. You need
not have attended the earlier lectures by Dr. Hayes to attend part two.
Dr. Rebecca Hayes is program head of history/political science at
Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas Campus. Her Ph.D.
from Florida State University focused on early modern British history
with minors in Medieval Europe, Classical Greece and Rome, as well
as the Middle East. Dr. Hayes began her teaching career at Mississippi
College in 2003 and moved to Northern Virginia in 2008. She is
currently the honors chair for the Manassas campus and oversees that
program. Dr. Hayes loves to travel and takes students abroad during
spring break, believing that everyone should experience other cultures
and get the chance to see history come alive. She has done several
classes for LLI.
Bob Marsh, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-368-7276
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Civil War Women (S1519)
Tuesday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 17
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructor: Ron Mayer
In many ways, the coming of the Civil War challenged the ideology of
Victorian domesticity that had defined the lives of women prior to the
war. Thousands of women in the North and South became personally
involved in helping their cause by supplying troops with food,
clothing, medical supplies, flags and even money through fund raising.
Others wrote diaries that recorded their experiences. Still others
became nurses, spies and even soldiers. This class will concentrate on
those women who took the more unusual, unorthodox path in support
of their cause.
Ron Mayer retired from the Air Force in 1993 after serving 26 years.
He then worked 11 years at the Joint Warfighting Center in Suffolk,
Virginia, writing joint doctrine for the military. Ron moved to Northern
Virginia in 2005 and is currently a consultant to SAIC, writing joint
doctrine training programs for the Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs
of Staff. Ron has studied the Civil War for over 25 years and gives
semi-annual lectures to members of his community at Heritage Hunt.
He has led tours to many of our Civil War battlefields including
Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg.
Ron is a member of the Bull Run Civil War Roundtable. In addition to
lecturing on the Civil War, Ron has given lectures on local history
(from the 1600s to modern times) to several neighboring communities
including Heritage Hunt, The Marque and The Regency. Ron has
taught several classes for LLI-Manassas.
Mary Shaw, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-753-8790
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The Girls of Atomic City (S1520)
Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Mar. 11
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructors: Mike and Elaine Ahern
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was the site of a key installation in the
Manhattan Project – the World War II effort to build the atomic bomb.
The names of the atomic scientists are well known but equally
important were the thousands of civilians, many of them young women
from small towns, who were recruited to this “secret city” by the
promise of solid wages and work that was vital to the war effort.
Sworn to secrecy and kept in the dark as they worked in the factories,
labs and offices, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they
performed until the end of the war. This class, with a title based on the
book by Denise Kiernan, will tell the story of how this town in the
middle of Appalachia came to life, and how the young women whose
pluck, courage and humor contributed to this important effort.
Mike and Elaine Ahern have been a team for 45 years. Mike, who
holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry, served 26 years in
the U.S. Army and later taught in Prince William County Schools and
for George Mason University. In the role of Army wife, Elaine became
thoroughly adept at moving the family from place to place in the U.S.
and overseas and then worked for 15 years as an administrative and
logistics specialist at Interstate Van Lines in Fairfax, Va. While their
son worked as a computer scientist at the current Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Mike and Elaine visited and toured Oak Ridge many
times. They look forward to telling this amazing story to their fellow
LLI members.
E. Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-9344
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Historic Sudley United Methodist Church Tour (S1521)
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar. 18
5308 Sudley Rd., Manassas 20109
Tour Leaders: Betty Duley and Deb Angerman
Methodist circuit riders in the Sudley area first recorded services as
early as 1775. The church’s historian and program director will show a
DVD of the church’s history, followed by a reenactment of the story of
Civil War soldiers Amos Benson and John Rice. Benson is played by
Fred Eckstein, and Rice is played by John Myers, both Sudley Church
members who researched the lives of these soldiers. One soldier was
from the North, one from the South, and they reminisce about the war
while sharing some peach brandy. You may tour the church cemetery
on your own.
Betty Duley has been the Sudley Church historian for the last two
years. She has served on the Prince William County Historical
Commission since 1982, with a focus on locating, preserving and
maintaining small cemeteries on farm land scheduled for development.
She was born and raised in the Sudley Springs community and has
been a lifelong member of Sudley UMC.
Deb Angerman started attending Sudley Church in 2002 and was
hired as full-time program director in 2005. She has researched and
prepared Living History Tours of Sudley Church since the 2011 Civil
War Sesquicentennial.
Karen Waltman, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-830-5710
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Big History (S1522)
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructor: David Ward
This class features the DVDs of Professor David Christian for the
Teaching Company’s “Big History.” After viewing each lecture
students will discuss its content and review related questions. Lectures
are as follows:
1. What is Big History? Moving Across Multiple Scales
2. Simplicity and Complexity; Evidence and the Nature of Science
3. Threshold 1 – Origins of Big Bang Cosmology; How Did
Everything Begin
4. Threshold 2 – The First Stars and Galaxies; Threshold 3 – Making
Chemical Elements
5. Threshold 4 – The Earth and the Solar System; The Early Earth – A
Short History.
Note: You are welcome to attend any class that interests you. You need
not take every class in the series to enjoy these lectures.
David Ward’s bio is on page 18.
David Ward, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-369-1243
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They Came Wearing Tartan: Scottish Immigration in
Northern Virginia (S1523)
Tuesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., April 14
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Instructor: Jim Bish
This presentation will focus on the Scottish immigration and its
influence in colonial Northern Virginia. Between 1730 and 1780,
Northern Virginia was heavily influenced by Scottish immigration and
trade. The presentation will stress the primary reasons for this
immigration and resulting influence while focusing on some important
individuals and families of Scottish descent who made their home in
Northern Virginia, including Prince William County.
Jim Bish has spent the past twenty-eight years teaching U.S., Virginia
and Prince William County History at Prince William County’s
Woodbridge Senior High School. He has published numerous articles
on local history and genealogy. He serves Prince William County as a
member of the Prince William County Historical Commission. Jim
received his master’s degree from the University of Nebraska, where
his thesis, “African American Settlement in Nebraska from 18601920,” earned the Elton S. Carter award for excellence. He recently
taught a class on slavery for LLI.
Janet Wheatcraft, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-369-2499
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Guided Tour of Rippon Lodge (S1524)
Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-noon, April 16
15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge
Tour minimum 20, maximum 30
Tour fee $5 (include with registration)
Join us for a tour of the oldest known house in Prince William County,
built in 1747 by Thomas Blackburn, a Revolutionary War militia
member. We will learn about the history of the house and its owners
from 1747 to 2000. Rippon Lodge Historic Site consists of 43 acres
and includes the Blackburn and Atkinson family cemetery, formal
gardens, and walking trails. We will be given a guided tour of the
house and the grounds. Stunning views of the Potomac River allow for
boat and bird watching of all kinds.
Note: Members will carpool on their own for this tour.
Ann Cain, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-8573
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Cold War Museum and Other Big Secrets at Vint Hill
(S1525)
Friday, 1:00 -4:00 p.m., May 15
7150 Lineweaver Rd., Vint Hill 20187
Tour fee $33 (include with registration)
During WWII the U.S. Army turned a Virginia plantation into a secret
military base. Almost overnight the barns at Vint Hill Farm were
transformed into the first facility dedicated to decoding the secret
dispatches of America’s enemies. It played a vital part in winning the
war. Over the past few years Vint Hill has become an amazing
complex where you can learn, create, and taste! From three different
docents, we will learn how the site evolved into: The Cold War
Museum, The Vint HIll Craft Winery (with tastings) and Old Bust
Head Brewery (with tastings). Lunch, on your own, is available at the
Covert Cafe or you can bring a sandwich from home.
John Deperro, chief curator of the museum, is a retired U.S. Army
major who served as a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam and also as a
West Point professor. He is an expert in the background of all the
museum's collection objects. Jason Hall, executive director, has a
Ph.D. in modern European history and is a professor at George Mason
University. From the stills in the Ozark Mountains to the intense
production environments of Abita and Diamond Bear breweries,
Charles Kling brings a lifetime of experience distilling, fermenting,
and brewing to Old Bust Head Brewing Company with Ike and Julie
Broaddus. Ashton Lough graduated from the University of Georgia
with degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology. He has been
involved in commercial winemaking at Pearmund Cellars, Vint Hill
Craft Winery and the Winery at Bull Run since July 2012. Holly Falk,
with 13 years experience in retail wine, has been a writer on wine
topics for the Laker magazine, a restaurant wine consultant and vintner
at Vint Hill with her own label, Phillips-Falk. The rest is a secret you
will have to discover on your own! Shhh!!!
Suzanne Brooks, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-727-5775
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Lifestyle (S1526-31)
Genealogy – Resources for the Family Historian
(S1526)
Fridays, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Mar. 13, 20
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Maximum class size 50
Instructor: Bill Johnson
Twenty years ago, there was virtually nothing available on-line to help
you explore your family's history. Today, it seems like everything is
on-line (but it is not). In this two-session class, we will explore the
process for doing your family history. We will even examine the use of
DNA to facilitate/validate your research. We will develop a general
plan of action and we will examine resources available that facilitate
your quest. Some of these resources are paid subscriptions but many of
the resources are available for free.
Bill Johnson has been doing genealogy research on his extended
family for over fifty years. He is a life member of the National
Genealogical Society and a former member of their board of directors.
He has made dozens of presentations at national conferences on the use
of computers in genealogy. Bill is also active in the Virginia
Genealogical Society, New England Historic and Genealogical
Society, and the Ohio Genealogical Society. You can guess from
where his ancestors hail.
Janet Wheatcraft, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-369-2499
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Animals that Belong in Heaven (S1527)
Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar. 19
Trinity Episcopal Church
Maximum class size 80
Instructor: Dr. Deena (Dee) Brown
Will Rogers remarked, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then I want to
go where they went.” This program is about animals that belong in
heaven.
1973 was a most significant year for Dr. Brown. Three very important
events happened. She 1) received her PhD in psychology, 2) met her
husband Glen and 3) adopted her first black lab. She still has all three,
although the labs have changed a few times over the 42 years. Animals
have been important to people for thousands of years. Only in the last
100 though have psychologists developed systematic principles for
training animals. We’ll look at several types of animal helpers – in
war, in therapy, as sniffers, and as service animals to people. The
training techniques, while more intense, are the same as anyone would
use to have a well-mannered pet. They are also used constantly in
everyday human interactions. We’ll discuss some of the main
principles and how to use them correctly.
In the second half of the class, representatives from Guiding Eyes for
the Blind will be here to give us details about a very specific program
and to answer your questions.
Dr. Denna (Dee) Brown is a clinical psychologist by vocation and an
animal loving world traveler by avocation. She has worked in clinics,
research, and teaching in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Locally she has
taught at George Mason University, University of Maryland and
several classes for LLI.
Nancy Arrington, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-408-7446
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Spring Flower Arranging (S1528 A or B)
S1528 A. Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Mar. 24 or
S1528 B. Thursday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Mar. 26
Flower Gallery of Manassas
10816 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas 20109
Maximum class size 22
Class fee $35 (include with registration)
Instructor: Doug Burroughs
Doug will demonstrate how to choose and place spring flowers and
ornamental greenery in an arrangement. He will then supply each
student with flowers and materials to design an arrangement to take
home to enjoy.
Note: This is a one-session class that repeats in order to accommodate
more members. Please indicate on your registration form whether you
want to attend A. on March 24 or B. on March 26.
Doug Burroughs has owned the Flower Gallery of Manassas for over
35 years. He works daily in all aspects of the floral business, including
the design of floral arrangements. This is the fifth set of classes he has
done for LLI-Manassas.
Jill Gentry, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-335-1529
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Line Dancing (S1529 A & B)
S1529 A. Beginners, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-noon,
Apr. 7, 8
S1529 B. All Levels, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-noon,
May 5, 6
Bethel Lutheran Church Gym
Instructor: Judy Combs
Last semester’s line dancing classes were very popular and are being
continued this semester. You can sign up for either or both sets of
classes. Please indicate your preference on your registration form.
A. Beginners – In these sessions members will learn beginner’s
techniques of line dancing. It’s okay if you mess up – we want you to
have fun!
B. All Levels – In these sessions members will learn different forms of
line dancing, including the waltz. These sessions are for all levels of
learners. Just come and have fun.
Judy Combs has been teaching line dancing for about 12 years. She
currently teaches at Tommy’s Place in Manassas and at Dunbarton,
where she resides. This is her second semester teaching for LLI.
Mary Anna Johnson, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-368-0987
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Dinner Alfresco (S1530 A or B)
S1530 A. Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Apr. 15 or
S1530 B. Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Apr. 22
Trinity Episcopal Church
Maximum class size 30
Class fee: $10 (include with registration)
Instructor: Lynn Hoffman
Our “dinner under the stars” will start with a refreshing Blackberry &
Ginger Cocktail recipe. We will make two appetizers: Tomato,
Watermelon & Basil Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle and Feta Cheese
Spread with Pita. For the main course you will get the recipe for
Spiced Salmon Kebabs that take just eight minutes from grill to table.
Our side dishes will be Cilantro Lime Coleslaw and Panzanella Salad –
both complement a variety of summer menus. We will end on a sweet
note with Almost-Instant Soft-Serve, a fruity mouth-watering dessert.
These recipes will make your guests think you have Martha Stewart on
speed dial!
Note: This is a one-session class that repeats in order to accommodate
more members. Please indicate on your registration form whether you
want to attend A. on April 15 or B. on April 22.
Lynn Hoffman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of
Connecticut and a master’s from Fairfield University. She was director
of marketing communications for several hi-tech companies including
Hyperion Software, now Oracle. Lynn has enjoyed cooking and
entertaining family and friends since at age five she pulled her first
cake our of her easy bake oven. Lynn is on LLI’s board of directors and
a member of the program committee. She has done several cooking
classes for LLI.
Marilyn Scott, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-361-7074
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The Art of Philanthropy (S1531)
Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Apr. 30
Boys and Girls Club of Manassas
Maximum class size 80
Instructor: Richard Phillips
In this class the instructor will discuss how families can leave a lasting
charitable legacy, beginning with as little as $5,000. He will talk about
the differences between charity and philanthropy and the various
methods individuals and families can use to create a legacy of giving
that can last for multiple generations.
Richard Phillips is a former trial attorney who now devotes his work
exclusively to estate planning law and helping families achieve
peaceful wealth preservation. He received a bachelor’s degree from
James Madison University in 1995 and a Juris Doctor Degree from
George Mason University School of Law in 1999. He is a member of
the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce and occasionally
donates his legal experience to non-profit organizations. His hobbies
outside of work are reading, creative writing, music and hiking.
Karen Waltman, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-830-5710
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Religion & Philosophy (S1532-36)
Justice – What’s the Right Thing to Do?, Part 2 (S1532)
Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Instructor: David Ward
Based on Michael J. Sandel’s book Justice, this class presents videos
of Sandel’s classes at Harvard. The class will be a study group that
goes into some depth covering many ethical systems in addressing the
question “What is Justice?” To get the most out of the class, students
should study Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of Sandel’s book. In addition,
students should read study materials available on the web at
http://www.justiceharvard.org to facilitate discussion. The author
intends these lectures to increase public civility when confronting
complex and controversial questions.
1. This Land is My Land (Locke) and Consenting Adults
2. Hired Guns and For Sale: Motherhood
3. Mind Your Motive (Kant) and The Supreme Principle of Morality
4. A Lesson in Lying and A Deal is a Deal (Rawls)
Note: This is a continuation of last semester’s class. You may attend
any session that covers a subject of interest to you. You need not take
every class to enjoy these lectures.
Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of
Government at Harvard University, where he has taught political
philosophy since 1980. His books include Liberalism and the Limits of
Justice; Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public
Philosophy; Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics; and
The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic
Engineering. His writings also appear in The Atlantic Monthly, The
New Republic, and The New York Times.
David Ward’s bio is on page 18.
David Ward, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-369-1243
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The Protestant Revolution that Changed the World
(S1533)
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-noon, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructor: Art Bishop
The revolution begins with Erasmus and Luther, both priests who
disagreed with the practices of their church. The Swiss revolutionists
were Zwingli & Calvin. This session includes Zwingli’s 7 Articles of
Faith and Calvin’s translation of the Bible and the writings of Luther.
The reformation in England and Scotland covers the actions by King
Henry VIII, establishing the Anglican Church and the religious civil
wars and the Stuart monarchs. The final sessions cover the Catholic
Church’s response to the reformation and the lasting effects of the
reformation
Arthur H. Bishop is a retired Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
clergyman who served congregations in North Carolina and Indiana,
and locally at Springfield Christian Church, and Pershing Drive
Christian Church, Arlington. He holds three academic degrees. He has
taught several classes for LLI and is currently writing a book on the
Protestant Reformation.
Mary Shaw, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-753-8790
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Science and Religion (S1534)
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructor: Dr. Michael Dennis
Do science and religion conflict, or can they be partners in pursuit of
knowledge and truth? In twelve DVD lectures, Lawrence M. Principe,
the Drew Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University,
presents questions of faith and reason and major historical figures such
as Augustine, Copernicus, Galileo, and Darwin. In class discussion
following each lecture, we will consider Dr. Principe’s thesis that a
surprisingly cooperative dynamic can be found in scientists’ and
theologians’ sharing of methods, ideas, and aspirations.
Dr. Michael Dennis’s bio is on page 25.
Elizabeth Crawford, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-594-0049
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Evidence of an Intelligent Designer (S1535)
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar. 10, 17, 24
Bethel Lutheran Church
Instructor: Larry Springer
The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the
universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause
with an intended purpose. The primary categories being: (1) an earth
which is life-sustaining only because of a multitude of fine tuned
parameters; (2) the irreducible complexity of DNA, complex protein
machines, other biological structures, and processes such as the
clotting of blood; and (3) the rapid origin of biological diversity in the
early fossil record. These and other features will be presented through
lecture and videos, as well as alternative ways they could have arisen.
Larry Springer is originally from Wisconsin and has a bachelor’s
degree in electrical engineering. He spent two years in the Army and
worked at IBM for 30 years in Rochester, MN, and Manassas, before
retiring in 1998. Larry became serious in his Christian faith in 1997
upon attending a church that taught adult Christian education and
preached rigorous biblical truth. Larry presently attends Potomac Crest
Baptist Church in Woodbridge and serves in several ministries. He also
teaches ESL to Hispanic adults at another church. His library of over
300 Christian books has contributed to his knowledge of this topic.
Karen Waltman, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-830-5710
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Eastern Philosophy (S1536)
Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Mar. 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Instructor: David Ward
This class uses the DVDs of Professor Grant Hardy for the Teaching
Company’s “Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition.” After
viewing each lecture, students will discuss its content and review
related questions. Lectures are as follows:
1. Japanese Buddhism; Hindu Vedanta
2. Islam in India; Sikhism and Sufism
3. Neo-Confucianism; The Study of Heart and Mind
4. Zen Buddhism; Japanese Aesthetics
5. Korean Philosophy; Tibetan Ideas
Students can supplement this material by reading Fifty Eastern
Thinkers by Diane Collinson, Katheryn Plant and Robert Wilkinson.
Note: This is a continuation of this past semester’s class. You are
welcome to attend any class that covers a subject of interest. You need
not take every class in the series to enjoy these lectures.
David Ward’s bio is on page 18.
David Ward, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-369-1243
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Science, Technology & Nature (S1537-42)
Did I Do That? (S1537)
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mar. 4, 11
Girls and Boys Club of Manassas
Maximum class size 80
Instructor: Beth Crean
We use science every day without thinking too much about it. In this
class we will explore the hows and whys of common household
science and also the ways that commercial companies use science to
improve our lives and also our consumer choices.
Beth Crean is a long-time health and wellness instructor and advisor
who has done extensive work on the art and science of food and
nutrition. She worked with non-profits for 28 years in various
programs, services to community, military and international programs.
She became interested in wellness when she lost 100 pounds and
realized that weight was just part of the equation. Beth is LLI’s
Webmaster and has taught several classes for LLI.
E. Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-9344
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Are You Smarter than Your Smart Phone? (S1538)
Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mar. 20
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Maximum class size 40
Facilitator: E. Perley Eaton
This is a recurring class. Many LLI students have attended one or more
prior classes and consequently have excellent Smart Phone user skills.
In this class, the intent will be to instruct the instructors. The PTK
instructors will ensure that those attending are capable of teaching
other LLI members six functional operations on their Smart Phone or
Electronic Pad. Recipients will be awarded certificates announcing
they are qualified LLI Smart Phone Instructors and will be featured on
the LLI Website.
PTK Members (Phi Theta Kappa, the Honor Society at NOVA) and
LLI-Manassas have a history of working together. PTK has instructed
LLI-Manassas members on the use of Facebook as well as several
classes on the use of current communication devices. LLI-Manassas
members have participated in classes focused on the Phi Theta Kappa
honors program. PTK members and all NOVA students are invited to
attend LLI’s Speaker Forums.
E. Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-9344
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The Forces Behind Forensic Science (S1539)
Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Mar. 27
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Maximum class size 40
Instructor: Dr. Michael Komelasky
Forensics is an applied science that uses biology, chemistry, physics,
computer science and psychology. The aspect of physics in forensics
touches a variety of disciplines such as weapon trajectory, explosion
patterns, blood splatter, fingerprints and footprints, glass shattering and
crime scene reconstruction. These topics will be explored in less than
gory detail, and an explanation of how these disciplines solved several
cases will be given.
Dr. Michael Komelasky is a retired teacher with over 20 years of
experience, most recently as a science teacher and golf instructor at
Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, Va. Before that he taught
chemistry at NOVA Manassas and Woodbridge campuses. He has a
bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University, a
master’s in physical oceanography from Florida Institute of
Technology and a doctorate in environmental science and public policy
from George Mason University. He spent 20 years in the Navy on
diesel submarines.
E. Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-9344
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Meteorology: Looking at the World’s Weather (S1540)
Fridays, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Apr. 10, 24, May 8
Maximum class size 40
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., May 22
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Instructors: Members of the Cosmos Team
This will be a crash course on the important concepts that “make”
weather – temperature, pressure and density, the atmosphere and how
it circulates – how heat moves – how air is brought to saturation – how
winds blow – thunderstorms and tornadoes and the influence of oceans
on weather and climate. One session will update climate change, and
the final meeting will be a weather forum with an expert guest lecturer.
E. Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-9344
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Poles Apart: The High Latitude Regions of Earth
(S1541)
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Apr. 22
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Instructor: Dr. James Zimbelman
Earth has a remarkable record of varying climate throughout its long
history, and the polar regions are particularly susceptible to such
changes. Here we will explore both the similarities and the differences
between the northern and southern polar regions, paying particular
attention to the climatic information preserved in the polar ice caps,
along with the infinite variations among icebergs that calve off ice field
glaciers. Both polar regions show diversity in the flora and fauna that
inhabit these environments, and the history of the exploration of both
poles is filled with incredible bravery and remarkable miscalculations.
This talk will be an appropriate celebration of Earth Day as well as a
chance for the instructor to point out some of the dangers of ignoring
threats to Earth’s climate.
Dr. James R. Zimbelman is a planetary geologist in the Center for
Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian Institution’s National
Air and Space Museum. He has been at the Smithsonian since 1988,
conducting research on analysis of spacecraft imaging data of the
planets, geologic mapping of Mars and Venus, and investigations of
lava flows and sand dunes on planetary surfaces. Dr. Zimbelman has
presented several classes for LLI.
Nancy Arrington, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-408-7446
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Robotics Academy (S1542)
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 12, 13
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Maximum class size 24
Class fee $40 (include with registration)
Instructors: NOVA Robotics Team and Aleksander L.
Marthinussen
Have you ever wondered how a robot works? Well, your questions are
about to be answered, and it won't take an engineering degree to be
able to understand. Please join the NOVA Robotics Team in a two-day
Robotics Academy to learn about robots by building a LEGO robot and
programming it to maneuver autonomously through a maze. This is the
challenge that Prince William County elementary school students face
during summer camps. The LEGO Robotic Kit will be provided by the
Academy and the cost of the Class Textbook is included in the class
fee.
NOVA Robotics Team members have many years of experience in
the robotics programs in Prince William County. They were the first
college team from Virginia to qualify for the world tournament. Many
of the members have mentored younger students and teams during the
school year, judged and refereed robotics competitions as well as
instructed during robotics summer camps. The NOVA Robotics Team
will be led by Aleksander L. Marthinussen, STEM Education
Coordinator, SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community
College.
E. Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-754-9344
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Bus Trips (S1543-44)
Direct any questions or specific concerns to the trip coordinator.
Members, non-members and guests going on either or both of this
semester’s bus trips must fill out and return the Acknowledgement,
Release and Waiver form along with the Emergency Contact
Information section (found at the back of this program guide) with
their registration form.
To Defend a Nation (S1543)
Thurs., 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., May 7
Minimum trip size 28, maximum 38
Trip cost $55 (include with registration and waiver)
Our tour will include a visit to Fort Washington National Park in
Maryland, lunch on our own in Old Town Alexandria, a visit to the
Pentagon 9/11 Memorial and the Air Force Memorial. The tour
coordinator will try to arrange a tour of the Pentagon closer to the date
of the trip. The fee includes bus transportation, admission and
gratuities.
Note: The last day to register for this trip is April 15, 2015. After that
date the fee is non-refundable unless there is a wait list or you find a
replacement. Prior to the trip you will receive detailed trip information.
Jill Gentry, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-335-1529
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NASA Wallops Island Center and Chincoteague (S1544)
Wednesday, 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., June 24
Minimum trip size: 30; maximum 38
Trip Cost: $101 (include with registration and waiver)
This long day includes a visit to the NASA Wallops Island Visitor
Center, lunch on our own in Chincoteague and a cruise on board the
Assateague Explorer to view the wild ponies of Assateague and to
learn about the other wildlife in the area. The fee includes roundtrip
bus fare, admission and gratuities.
Note: The last day to register for this tour is May 20, 2015. After that
date the fee is non-refundable unless there is a wait list or you find a
replacement. Prior to the trip you will receive detailed trip information.
Jill Gentry, LLI Coordinator
[email protected], 703-335-1529
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Ongoing Activities (S1545-50)
The following clubs are open to all LLI members. Please list them on
your registration form. New members are welcome to join at any time.
Participants must be LLI members.
Book Club (S1545)
Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Jan. 28 & subsequent last Wednesdays
Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas
Facilitator: Barbara Deegan, 703-670-9969
One of the longest running activities offered by LLI, the Book Club
meets once a month. Books, both fiction and non-fiction, are selected
by the members, usually one or two months in advance. The
discussions are fun for all, including those who may not have finished
reading the current book. Your participation will be sure to enhance
your pleasure in reading. Members are encouraged to lead discussions.
Bridge Club (S1546)
Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Bertucci’s, 8114 Stonewall Shops (Wegmans Sh. Ctr.), Gainesville
Facilitator: Jennifer Pendleton, 703-853-5801
Join us every Thursday afternoon, or whenever you can make it, for an
informal and enjoyable afternoon. Playing experience is required.
Camera Club (S1547)
Friday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Feb. 6 and subsequent 1st and 3rd Fridays
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Instructor: Dr. Michael Dennis
Facilitator: Bert Kriebel, 703-330-6873
This club offers a unique opportunity to get the help needed to take
perfect photos of your trips and special occasions. The instructor will
help you learn how to make your camera a better tool to record special
occasions and how to enhance those images utilizing Adobe
Photoshop. Meeting time will be spent learning the techniques needed
to improve photographic skills and the use of digital enhancement to
further improve your images. An in-class critique of club members’
photos offers an additional learning opportunity.
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Computer Club (S1548)
Friday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Feb. 13 and subsequent 2nd and 4th
Fridays
NOVA Manassas Innovation Park (MIP)
Facilitator: David Klinkhamer, 703-754-9607
This club will help LLI members use their computers through sharing
with other members. Potential discussion and hands-on working topics
may include the use of email software, access to free software, the use
of Google, YouTube and other informational sources, and hooking up
to a local area network. Members should bring their Wi-Fi-capable
laptops, iPads or smart phones to the meetings. We will not learn to
program our computers but will still learn how to get more out of them.
Mah Jongg Club (S1549)
Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Bertucci’s, 8114 Stonewall Shops (Wegmans Sh. Ctr.), Gainesville
Instructor: Helaine Oliver, 703-753-4020
Facilitator: Beth Crean, 703-530-0131
Every Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., we meet for fun, laughter and a good
time. All levels of experience are welcome from beginners through
master players. Instruction will be provided for those who need it and
competitive games will be provided for those who wish them. New
cards are ordered at the end of March each year for a fee of $9.
Theatre Club (S1550)
Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Jan. 28
Bethel Lutheran Church
Facilitator: Lianetta Ruettgers, 703-368-3040
This club is for members who want to take advantage of the rich
theater resources available locally and in the D.C. Metropolitan area.
This past fall we saw The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Hylton
Performing Arts Center. In the past we have seen 39 Steps, Blithe
Spirit, and Black Coffee. Please contact the facilitator if you're
interested in joining the group or would like to plan a trip to see a
particular play.
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LLI Board of Directors
Mary Foster (2016), President and STEM
571-222-7012 (H), 949-466-0168 (C), [email protected]
Mary Berry (2016), President
571-261-3770 (H), 703-595-3741(C), [email protected]
Mike Ahern (2017), Vice President
703-969-2381, [email protected]
Marilyn Scott (2015), Treasurer
703-361-7074, [email protected]
Dan Leahy (2016), Secretary
703-309-0914, [email protected]
Nancy Arrington (2017), Programs
703-368-8431 (H), 703-408-7446 (C), [email protected]
Ann Cain (2015)
703-754-8573, [email protected]
Beth Crean (2017), Webmaster
703-530-0131, [email protected]
Lynn Hoffman (2015), Venues
703-754-3528 (H), 703-405-2718 (C), [email protected]
Gary Howard (2015), Insurance
703-743-2091 (H), [email protected]
Nancy Osborne (2015)
703-361-6633, [email protected]
Gene Smith (2015)
703-590-7053 (H), [email protected]
David Ward (2015), Membership and Past President
703-369-1243 (H), 703-473-9567 (C), [email protected]
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LLI Program Committee
Nancy Arrington, Chair, 703-368-8431, Cell 703-408-7446
[email protected]
Marilyn Scott, Vice Chair, 703-361-7074
[email protected]
Suzanne Brooks, 703-727-5775, [email protected]
Ann Cain, 703-754-8573, [email protected]
Elizabeth Crawford, 703-594-0049, [email protected]
E. Perley Eaton, 703-754-9344, [email protected]
Jill Gentry, 703-335-1529, [email protected]
Lynn Hoffman, 703-754-3528, [email protected]
Mary Anna Johnson, 703-368-0987, [email protected]
Dan Leahy, 703-309-0914, [email protected]
Bob and Kathy Marsh, 703-368-7276, [email protected]
Lianetta Ruettgers, 703-368-3040, [email protected]
Mary Shaw, 703-753-8790, [email protected]
Karen Waltman, 703-830-5710, [email protected]
David Ward, 703-369-1243, [email protected]
Janet Wheatcraft, 703-369-2499, [email protected]
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LLI-Manassas Membership Application
Membership dues are $100.00 ($50 if joining in Jan. and $100
following Sept.) for twelve months. This enables you to participate
in two consecutive semesters.
Name ……………………..…………………………………………….
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Street address ……………..………………………………………….
City/State/Zip …………………………………………..……………...
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____Please check here if you do not want your name and contact
information included on LLI’s membership list which is used only for
communication within the organization.
Please mail form & check (payable to LLI-Manassas) to:
LLI-Manassas
P. O. Box 162
Manassas, VA 20108
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Class Registration Form
Use a SEPARATE FORM for each member
Mail your completed form to:
LLI-Manassas
P. O. Box 162
Manassas, VA 20108
Name ……………………..…………………………………………….
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information included on LLI’s membership list (used only within LLI).
Forums, Classes, Trips, Clubs: Please include check payable to LLIManassas if you are signing up for: Great Decisions $20, Rippon $5,
Cold War $33, Flower Arranging $35, Dinner Alfresco $10, Robotics $40,
Defend a Nation $55, NASA Wallops Island & Chincoteague $101.
Class Number
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Total fees for classes:
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Dues:
$50 if joining in Jan; $100 if
joining or renewing in Sept.
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Check enclosed for total:
$________
Be sure to include the Acknowledgement, Release and
Waiver form along with the Emergency Contact
Information section (next page) if you’re going on the
Defend a Nation and/or NASA Wallops Island bus trip(s).
Please send a check for all classes and trips you signed
up for that have a fee. You are not registered if the fees
are not paid. Please include your membership fee (in the
same check) if it is due at this time.
Date registration received_______________
Photographs: By becoming a member of LLI and
participating in classes, trips, forums and other
activities, you may be photographed, and your photo
may appear in our publications or on our website.
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Acknowledgment, Release and Waiver
To Defend a Nation, May 7, 2015
NASA Wallops Island and Chincoteague, June 24, 2015
Complete and return with registration.
The undersigned:
-Acknowledges that he/she plans to participate in the To Defend a
Nation and/or NASA Wallops Island Center and Chincoteague bus
trip(s).
-Hereby waives and releases LLI-Manassas from any and all claims for
injury or damage sustained by, through or as a result of such trip.
-Holds LLI-Manassas harmless for any claims resulting therefrom.
Signature ………………………………………………………………...
Print Name ………………………………………………………………
Your Cell Phone Number …………………………….
Today’s Date …………………………………………
Emergency Contact Information
Name of Contact …………………………………………………………
Contact’s Phone Number …………………………….
Make a copy of this form and have any non-LLI member who is
your guest fill it out and return it with your registration.
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Venues
For complete directions, consult our website (www.lli-manassas. org).
There is a link on the top navigation bar. You can also check Google
maps or MapQuest for up to date maps and directions.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas 20110, 703368-3943, is located at the intersection of Plantation Ln. and Sudley
Rd. near the main post office and across Sudley Rd. from Java Rock
and Manassas Baptist Church.
Boys and Girls Club of Manassas, 9501 Dean Park Ln., Manassas
20110, 703-365-2582, ext. 223. From Prince William Pkwy. South,
turn left onto Clover Hill Rd. Follow through several stop signs
including a 4-way stop at Hastings Dr. Turn left at the light onto
Wellington Rd. Take the second left, which is Dean Park Ln. and
follow straight back to building. From Manassas and Rt. 234 South
(Dumfries Rd.), turn onto Wellington Rd. and follow above directions.
Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas 20110, 703-330-2787,
is located in Old Town Manassas beside the railroad tracks.
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle,
Manassas 20110. From Prince William Parkway turn right onto
University Blvd. if you’re going north, left if you’re going south. Take
the first left onto the George Mason Campus and then left at dead end
and follow to parking lot. From Manassas take Godwin Dr. South and
turn right on University Blvd. Go about one mile and turn right onto
the George Mason Campus and follow above directions.
NOVA Manassas at Innovation Park (MIP), 9485 Innovation Dr.,
Manassas 20110. From Prince William Parkway turn onto University
Blvd. and then turn onto the first street on the right, Innovation Dr.,
(just past Comcast). After approximately 0.2 mi. (and just past
UTRON) turn left into Innovation Business Center (on Innovation Dr.).
Turn right and drive around the building to the end of the parking lot
and enter the back door identified by a NOVA banner. Classrooms are
clearly marked. From Manassas take Godwin Dr. South and turn right
on University Dr. Go about a mile, turn left on Innovation Dr. and
follow above directions. Handicapped parking spaces are available at
the front of the building.
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Quarry Station Senior Apartments, 8750 Quarry Rd., Manassas
20110, 703-393-7788. From points north and west, take Prince
William Parkway to Sudley Manor Dr. North and follow it to Sudley
Rd. Turn right on Sudley Rd. (Rt. 234) and follow it toward Manassas.
Sudley Rd. becomes Prescott Ave. at its intersection with Rt. 28. At 4way stop on Prescott, turn left onto Quarry Rd. and follow to
apartments on left. From points south and east, take Prince William
Parkway to its intersection with Liberia Ave. and continue straight on
Wellington Rd. Turn right on Fairview Ave., right on Center St. which
becomes Prescott Ave. Continue as above.
Regency Clubhouse, 15351 Championship Dr., Haymarket, 20169,
571-261-3335. Take the Rt. 15 North Exit off 1-66. After
approximately 2 miles, turn left onto Dominion Valley Dr. Go straight
at the first traffic light and turn right on Regency Club Dr. Stop at the
gatehouse (names will be provided for access). Turn left onto
Championship Dr. and then left into the club parking lot (adjacent to
the gatehouse).
Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West St., Manassas, 20110, 703368-4231, is located on Church St. near the corner of West St. in Old
Town Manassas. Park in the church’s parking lot directly behind the
downtown post office. Use the church’s West St. entrance (double
glass doors).
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PO Box 162
Manassas, VA 20108