Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

<cal1>Estate Planning

<cal2>An Introduction to Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Monday, Monday, Sept. 12, from 10-11:30 a.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The presentation will be led by attorney David Hoffman. The program is free; no registration is required. For more, call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Emergency Preparedness

<cal2>The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area's Fairfax/Falls Church Office and the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council sponsors monthly Emergency Preparedness Clinics. Participants will learn how to make a kit to help through the first 72 hours of a local or regional emergency; help prepare a list for what should be on hand for disasters; prepare a communication plan for the family; learn about the different kinds of emergencies and how to prepare for them; first-aid skills and more. To host a clinic or attend one, contact Rebecca Kurylo, Community Outreach Coordinator at the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area Chapter, at 703-805-2332 or

<cal1>Girls Groups

<cal2>Girls Discussion. The town of Vienna sponsors a girls group for area Vienna girls in grades 9-12. Meetings take place monthly at the Vienna Community Center. Girls can discuss issues such as dating, college, health and beauty, and go on group-sponsored trips. For more information, call Brandy Mullen at 703-255-5721. The Vienna Community Center is located at 120 Cherry St., S.E.


<cal2>Social Dances. (ballroom, Latin, swing, night club, country western/polka) in Cy Richardson's group classes on Tuesday nights at the Oaks Community Center, 5708 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Cost is $56 per person for the eight-week session, with free make up class. For more, call 703-250-5360.

Israeli Dance Class. Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Beginners, intermediates and advanced. $5/session/JCCNV member; $6/non-member; $4/student or senior. Reservations not required. 301-982-0937.

Tap-dance lessons for Fairfax County Senior Citizens 55 and older will be held at Little River Glen Senior Center, Barker Court, located just off Route 236 and Olley Lane in Fairfax, on Wednesdays. Free. Call 703-370-1466.

Casino de Rueda classes (a group/team form of Salsa) is being offered on Saturdays at the PSDC Room, 146 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Beginners classes are offered at 11:30 a.m. and intermediate classes at 12:30 p.m. The classes are run by Barb Bernstein who has extensive teaching experience (studios, nightclubs, athletic facilities, etc.) and has produced many Latin dance shows. Cost is $10 per person. For information, visit or call 301-980-6043.

<cal1>Job Skills

<cal2>Workplace Skills. The SkillSource Group offers its Workplace Essential Skills (WES) program, a workplace literacy training tool for low-income adults, to job seekers facing employment challenges. Training sites include Northern Virginia Community College. For more, visit or call 703-752-1606.

<cal1>Exercise/Weight Loss

<cal2>Aerobics Class. Body & Soul aerobics classes meet on Saturdays at 7:45 a.m., and Mondays at 5:30 p.m., at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. 703-569-0041.

Yoga. Learn the study of Raja-Yoga every Sunday beginning at 8 a.m., at 1314 Towlston Road, Vienna. For more information, call 703-759-3954.

<cal1>Cooking and Dining

<cal2>Learn to Cook. Summer cooking classes for adults begin in June at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Join the chefs of "A Cook's Quest," for instruction in all types of food preparation. For information and dates, call 703-255-6360 or visit


<cal2>Driver Safety. The AARP offers a driver safety program for motorists ages 50 and older. The course covers the effects of aging and medications on driving, basic driving rules, license renewal, local traffic hazards, adverse road conditions and accident prevention measures. Graduates of this course could receive a discount on their car insurance. Cost for both classes is $10 per person, and advance registration is required. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Exercise for Seniors. “Heart and Sole,” an exercise program that can be done either sitting or standing, takes place on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. The fee for town residents is $36. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Parenting/Child Care

<cal2>Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens (STEP/Teen) is a discussion group for parents and others who want to learn more effective ways to communicate with teen-agers. The workshop meets on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per week. For more information, contact Cindy Bollman, Ph.D, at 703-734-8383 and the cost is $20 per week. Sessions are at 6845 Elm St., Suite 710, McLean.

<cal1>Language Classes

<cal2>Learn English. The ESL and Immigrant Ministries provides English classes in 17 locations in Northern Virginia, including Vienna. Both day and evening classes are offered. Childcare is available at some locations. Registration begins Sept. 1, and a $15 donation is requested. Check for class locations and schedules or call 703-841-0292 and leave a message. Calls will be returned in English, Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese.

<cal1>Personal History.

<cal2>"Writing Your Personal History," an informal, group-run class will be available to anyone interested in documenting their life stories for themselves or future generations to enjoy. Classes meet each Thursday, Sept. 8-March 30, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The class is free, but a donation of $5 will be used to provide coffee and tea at each class. Registration is required. For more, call 703-255-6360.


<cal2>Digital Photography of Nature. Learn new skills and improve skills in a class offered by the Fairfax Audubon Society in Annandale. The class costs $150 for Fairfax Audubon Society members and $175 for non-members. For dates and times, visit the FAS Web site at or call 703-256-2060.