News

Something New:

TWO special COMPUTER CLASSES are going to be offered on Tuesdays!

12:30 “Technology Tuesday”-  A Class for beginners, take it one step at a time in a group setting to learn a new skill or brush up your knowledge, with experienced teachers.

1:30- Technology Q&A- Get your technology questions answered or continue to build on information learned in the “Technology Tuesday” Session.

Charter Trips:

Bull Run Festival of Lights (Friday, December 1, 3:00 p.m.):

Bull Run Festival of Lights, is a 2.5 mile drive-through holiday light show at Bull Run Regional Park featuring penguins, snowmen, candy canes, jumping deer, Santa’s workshop, Frosty the Snowman, tin soldiers, elves and Santa. Cost: $2 and bring money for dinner at Chick-fil-A

Trip to The Movies: “The Man Who Invented Christmas” (Monday, December, 4, 10:15 a.m.): Bring money for ticket and snacks if desired. “Using real-life inspiration and a vivid imagination, author Charles Dickens brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in “A Christmas Carol,” forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.” Cost: $1 and bring money for snacks and admission.

Gunston Hall (Thursday, December 7, 10:30 a.m.): Come Tour and explore the world that George Mason lived in as we step into History at this historic plantation. Learn about the impact George Mason made in American History. Cost: $5.00

Renwick Gallery (Wednesday, December 20, 10:30 a.m.): Current exhibits include “Rick Araluce: The Final Stop as well as “Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”. Araluce is an artist and scenic designer based in Seattle. Lee, the first female police captain in the U.S., is considered the “mother of forensic science”. This exhibit displays some of her crime scene dioramas. See these and much more at the Renwick. Cost: $1

Museum of the American Indian(Wednesday, January 31, 10:30 a.m.): The museum is one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. Explore exhibits such as Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces, The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire and Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Cost: $1

Mt. Vernon (Thursday, February 22, 10:30 a.m.): Visit Mt. Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington. Celebrate George Washington’s 286th birthday by creating a birthday card for our first president, enjoy a patriotic concert, and observe a moving ceremony honoring new citizens.   Cost: $FREE

Advisory Council News:

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