Midlothian, VA. 804.378.2527

Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Special Events, Activities and Trips - Summer 2018

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield

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About Fees
Your Lifelong Learning Institute membership gives you access to all of LLI classes and trips, most without any additional costs. There are some classes and trips which require additional fees. Where there are additional fees, those fees must be paid at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by check, cash or credit card. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the classes and trips being covered.
Lifelong Learning Institute
in Chesterfield


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 1090
Midlothian, VA  23113


Physical Location:
13801 Westfield Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Office Hours 
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm



 
FALL 2018 CATALOGS
are now available inside or outside in a bin at our office and under "classes" in the navigation bar at the top of this page.

Fall 2018 
Session

Sept 4 - Dec 19

You may register
ONLINE
at any time!


Open Registration
onsite:

August 13-15
9:00am - 3:00pm




Sessions
Spring: Jan-April
Summer: May-August
Fall: Sept-Dec

   

Gift certificates
are available for
LLI membership! 
Email info@llichesterfield.org
for details or call the office
at 804-378-2527.
LLI  follows the
Chesterfield County School
winter weather closings. 
If schools are cancelled due to inclement weather, LLI is also closed. If the schools have a delayed opening of any kind,
 LLI will open at 10 am.
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Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield is a registered IRS 501c3 non-profit. You can support its educational programs by donating online here.
Thank you!



 Fees must be paid at time of registration in order to be registered. As we must remit payment 30 days prior to all trips, refunds will not be made after that period unless we are able to fill the seat with someone from a waiting list.

Full refunds will be given with written cancellation prior to the 30‐day cutoff. If you are not confirmed for a trip at the time of its departure, you will be given a refund in full.
All seats are reserved for the individual registered, regardless of who
made the payment, and will be filled with the next registrant from the waiting list upon cancellation. In order to be fair to all registered, transfer of the reservation to another individual is not permitted. Trips are only open to guests if seats remain
available after open registration. All trips have minimum and maximum capacities.

Information Sessions
Tuesday, May 1

Instructor: Rachel Ramirez
  
Orientation for New Members

10:30AM-12:00PM 
Course: IA182999

Are you a new member and want to know some inside tips on how to make the most of your membership? Or are you a current member but have never attended an orientation? Join us for our New Member Orientation and tour of the building. If you can't make it to Orientation, just stop in the office anytime with your questions!
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  Q&A for Current Members
  1:30-2:30PM 
Course: IA182997

Do you have questions or just want a better understanding of how things work at LLI? Have you been curious about how the chair lift works? Join us for this question and answer session to get the latest update on the Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield. We will also do a demonstration of the chair lift, provide step-by-step instructions and give everyone a chance to take a ride!



Treasures of Nelson County Tour

Friday
June 29
7:30AM-7:00PM
$130

Course:  SE182125

SignaTours

Join your LLI friends for this great summer excursion towards the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia!  We’ve included two historic homes and the fascinating Quarry Gardens at Schuyler. Don’t miss out! Pharsalia, an antebellum plantation, was built in 1814 at the foot of dePriest Mountain in Nelson County, Virginia, for William Massie.  William died during the civil war and his fourth wife, Maria Effinger, kept the plantation thriving until her death in 1889.  Two owners lived at Pharsalia until Foxie Morgan’s parents purchased it back into the family in 1951.  It’s now open for tours, weddings, parties and events to help with continual restoration. Take a step back in history when you walk through the doors of Pharsalia.  There will be a guide tour inside the home and the outbuilding. While here enjoy a catered lunch consisting of such items as quiche, homemade soup and chicken salad. If the weather is nice, lunch will be enjoyed outside on the terrace! Next, travel a short distance to Oak Ridge Estate, a 5,000-acre plantation estate first built in 1802 and acquired at the turn of the 20th century by Thomas Fortune Ryan, who had become one of the 10 wealthiest men in the nation. He made impressive alterations to the building and grounds, adding a formal Italian garden, rotunda greenhouse and railroad station, among other features.  In addition to the impressive house and grounds, Oak Ridge Estates is also available for weddings, meetings, corporate functions and private events.   The last stop of the day is a visit to The Quarry Gardens at Schuyler.  These Gardens are nestled into a 600-acre privately owned property which features quarries that were actively mined between the 1950s and 1970s.   The owner decided to turn 40 acres into public gardens, which just opened in the spring of 2017.  Upon arrival, a guide will give an introduction to the Gardens in the Visitor Center, where there are exhibits and a short video on soapstone quarrying history, the geology of the area and local native plants.  The Demonstration Gardens and the scenic overlook will be sights to see!  For those interested, there is also a one-mile trail tour to see the quarry pools. Trip Fee includes: Round Trip Motorcoach Transportation; Admission to Pharsalia, Oak Ridge Estates and The Quarry Gardens at Schuyler; Lunch at Pharsalia; All Taxes and Gratuities; Refreshments on coach en route home; and Driver Gratuity.

Annual State of the LLI Meeting
Monday
October 22

11:15AM-12:45PM 
Course: IA183016

Instructors: Dr. John Lemza and the LLI Board of Directors

All members are invited to join the LLI Board of Directors at the annual State of the LLI Meeting where the past year will be reviewed and goals for the next year will be introduced.  Presentations will be given by several board members, accomplishments will be celebrated and feedback will be welcomed.  Members will also enjoy a short performance by one of the LLI musical groups.  The meeting will conclude with refreshments and a meet and greet with the Board of Directors. Register now, so we can plan adequately, and please join us!

More Special Events, Activities and Trips

May Luncheon                                 

Tuesday                                              IA182005              $3

11:30-1:00                          

May 15

Instructor(s):

Our May luncheon will celebrate Mother's Day! Entertainment will be provided by LLI's own women's and men's singing ensemble groups led by Sandy Phillips. Be sure to sign-up in the office to participate.  Sponsored by DispatchHealth.

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June Luncheon                                

Tuesday                                              IA182006              $3

11:30-1:00                          

June 19

Instructor(s):

This month's luncheon will celebrate the start of summer! Entertainment will be provided by LLI's own Funtastics Choral Group led by Sandy Phillips. Be sure to sign-up in the office to participate.  Sponsored by The Pearl at Watkins Centre.

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July Luncheon                                  

Tuesday                                              IA182007              $3

11:30-1:00                          

July 17

Instructor(s):

Please bring school supplies on or before the July luncheon.  Lists of requested items will be available on the table outside the office. We need your help to contribute to the annual Always Best Care school supply drive for the children of their caregivers. Entertainment will be provided by LLI's own Readers Theater group led by Sandy Phillips. Be sure to sign-up in the office to participate. Sponsored by The Laurels of Willow Creek.

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August Luncheon                                            

Tuesday                                              IA182008              $3

11:30-1:00                          

Aug 21

Instructor(s):

This month's luncheon will celebrate the end of summer! Entertainment will be provided by John Byrd with an encore Ventriloquism performance. Be sure to sign-up in the office to participate.  Sponsored by Elmcroft of Chesterfield.

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Outdoor Fun Day and Bake Sale                                               

Thursday                                            IA182017             

10:00-3:00                          

May 17

Instructor(s): Fundraising Committee

Basketball, corn hole, horseshoes and so much MORE! Register today and mark your calendars now for our new fundraising OUTDOOR FUN DAY! This is an opportunity to gather with your friends, fellow LLI members and guests for a day of fun that also benefits LLI. No special abilities are required. If you can get here, there will be something FUN for you to do! There will also be a delicious Bake Sale going on in the Lounge! Register now to reserve your spot, and keep an eye out in the hallway for additional information, game sign-ups and baker volunteer opportunities.  Course fee is a $10 donation toward the Expansion Fund and will grant access to all activities throughout the day. Baked goods will be priced as marked.

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Breakfast Out                                   

Thursday                                            IA182020             

8:30-9:30                             

May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23

Instructor(s): Barbara Gauker

Join other LLI members for an enjoyable “breakfast out” the fourth Thursday of each month at 8:30 am. Signups will be on the shelf prior to each outing. Locations subject to change.  Members provide their own transportation or make their own arrangements to carpool directly to the restaurant. May 24 - First Watch: 1403 W Huguenot Rd Suite A, Midlothian, VA 23113; June 28 - Cracker Barrel: 4720 Craig Rath Blvd, Midlothian, VA 23112; July 26 - Route 60 Grill: 11001 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235; August 23 - The Egg and I: 6121 Harbourside Centre Loop, Midlothian, VA 23112.

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Monthly Member Birthday Celebration                                               

Tuesday                                              IA182100             

12:00-12:30                        

May 29, June 26, July 31, Aug 28

Instructor(s): LLI Office

The monthly member birthday celebration will be the last Tuesday of each month and is designed to CELEBRATE the life of each member!  If it's your birth month, plan to come and invite any family and friends you'd like to share in your birthday celebration. If it's not your birth month, plan to come celebrate with your LLI family! Cake will be provided. No need to register.  Just put it on your calendar!

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Flying Squirrels Tour of the Diamond                                    

Friday                                  SE182088             $8

10:30-12:30                        

May 18

Instructor(s): Flying Squirrels Staff

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are the minor league baseball team in Richmond. The team, which is a part of the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants major league club and plays at The Diamond. The name the Richmond Flying Squirrels was chosen through a Richmond Times-Dispatch readers "name-the-team-contest", which ended on October 15, 2009. Join other LLI friends for a behind-the-scenes look at the Richmond Flying Squirrels and the Diamond! Trip fee includes a grand tour of the stadium and clubhouse, a pizza lunch after the tour and a General Admission ticket to an upcoming game! Members who wish to carpool should meet inside LLI at 9:30AM. Members can choose to drive directly to the Diamond at 3001 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230.  Tour starts at 10:30AM, and lunch will conclude by 12:30PM. Carpools should arrive back to LLI by 1:30PM. Go Nuts!

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PBS and NPR Tour: Inside your Community Idea Stations (WCVE)                                            

Wednesday                                      SE182091            

1:00-3:00                             

July 18

Instructor(s): Curtis Monk

Did you know that Sesame Street is right here in Chesterfield County? Learn all about what happens "behind the scenes" at your local NPR/PBS affiliate, the Community Idea Stations. Presentations by the station managers of television and radio programming, representatives from the development and community engagement offices, and CEO Curtis Monk will be followed by a tour of the facilities. Learn about the history, the technology, and the challenges of your local public media company, whose goal is "to educate, entertain, and inspire." Carpools will not be arranged by the office. Tour will start promptly at 1PM and conclude around 3PM. Station is located at 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235, which is off Robious Road. Join your LLI friends to "chase the clouds away"!

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Virginia Historical Society Tour A                                            

Thursday                                            SE182098            

10:30-12:30                        

June 21

Instructor(s): Evamon Fleming

Please register for only one tour (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Take a Guided Tour of the Virginia Historical Society, located in Richmond, at the Boulevard and Kensington Avenue, with docent and fellow LLI member, Evamon Fleming. See the Story of Virginia Exhibit, with artifacts, portraits, and manuscripts tracing our history from before Jamestown to the 20th Century. Visit the landscape painting gallery, see the restored murals of the Civil War, and the special World War I exhibit. Members who wish to carpool should meet inside LLI at 9:30AM. Members can choose to drive directly to 428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220. Tour starts in the lobby promptly at 10:30AM and will conclude by 12:30PM followed by time to explore on your own. Carpools should arrive back to LLI between 1:30-2:30PM.

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Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier                                       

Friday                                  SE182099             $20

9:00-2:00                             

June 22

Instructor(s): Jordan Mock

Journey back into the 19th Century at Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a Virginia Historic Landmark, and a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park is recognized as one of America's premier historical attractions and as the most innovative Civil War history park in the country. Travel back in time and experience the Civil War from the common soldier's perspective. A personal guide will take you through The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier's main gallery exhibit, "Duty Called Me Here", where you will be able to follow a soldier through the war and hear his story in his own words. Then, head outside and explore Tudor Hall Plantation and the Field Quarter to learn about antebellum farm life in Virginia. The tour also includes a Rifle Musket Demonstration and visit to the Military Encampment with talks by costumed interpreters. Lastly you will visit the Battlefield Center to see a showcase on the Breakthrough Battle of April 2, 1865, where the Union was finally able to dislodge the Confederacy from their entrenchments around Petersburg and Richmond. Benches are available throughout the tour, scooters are available for rent, and wheelchairs are available onsite for free (upon request). Walking shoes and a water bottle are encouraged! The trip fee will cover admission and a boxed lunch and must be paid at the time of registration. Members who wish to carpool should meet inside LLI at 8AM. Members can choose to drive directly to 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803.  Tour starts at 9AM and will conclude by 2PM. Carpools should arrive back to LLI by 3PM.

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Virginia Historical Society Tour B                                            

Thursday                                            SE182103            

10:30-12:30                        

July 12

Instructor(s): Evamon Fleming

Please register for only one tour (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Take a Guided Tour of the Virginia Historical Society, located in Richmond, at the Boulevard and Kensington Avenue, with docent and fellow LLI member, Evamon Fleming. See the Story of Virginia Exhibit, with artifacts, portraits, and manuscripts tracing our history from before Jamestown to the 20th Century. Visit the landscape painting gallery, see the restored murals of the Civil War, and the special World War I exhibit. Members who wish to carpool should meet inside LLI at 9:30AM. Members can choose to drive directly to 428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220. Tour starts in the lobby promptly at 10:30AM and will conclude by 12:30PM followed by time to explore on your own. Carpools should arrive back to LLI between 1:30-2:30PM.

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Fashion Forward: From the Inside Out A                                              

Friday                                  SE182123            

10:00-12:00                        

May 18

Instructor(s): Linda Rubin

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Let your beauty radiate from the inside out! This Special Event will introduce students to the law of attraction, first impression, dressing for our body shape, hair, makeup and colors. It will be in the format of an interactive game with a WINNER who gets a makeover and color draping.

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Fashion Forward: From the Inside Out B                                              

Wednesday                                      SE182124            

10:30-12:30                        

July 18

Instructor(s): Linda Rubin

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Let your beauty radiate from the inside out! This Special Event will introduce students to the law of attraction, first impression, dressing for our body shape, hair, makeup and colors. It will be in the format of an interactive game with a WINNER who gets a makeover and color draping.

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Agecroft Hall and Gardens Tour                                               

Tuesday                                              SE182126             $12

1:00-4:00                             

May 8

Instructor(s): Katie Reynolds

Experience Agecroft Hall, a majestic Tudor mansion brought to Virginia piece by piece from Manchester, England. The home is located on 23 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking the James River in the neighborhood of Windsor Farms, not far from downtown Richmond. The gardens were designed by prominent landscape architect, Charles Gilette. Students will experience guided tours of the historic home, museum and gardens. The formal gardens also offer lovely views of the James River. Please note: the garden tour will be on a variety of surfaces and include some steps. The trip fee will cover guided tours and must be paid at the time of registration. Members who wish to carpool should meet inside LLI at 12PM. Members can choose to drive directly to 4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221. Tour will start promptly at 1PM in the Reception Room and will conclude by 3PM with extra time to explore the museum exhibits and gift shop independently. Carpools should arrive back to LLI by 4:30PM.

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