Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

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Mommy & Me. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia offers Mommy & Me classes for children 3-months-old to 2-years-old. Circle time, singing, games, crafts, story time and more. Class locations include Fairfax and Springfield. For more information on times and locations, call Laurie Albert, JCCNV at 703-537-3064 or e-mail Visit

Parenting Workshop. The Jewish Social Services Association (JSSA) offers a parenting workshop "Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties" Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $25, pre-registration required. For more e-mail or call 703-204-9100.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Clinics. The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area's Fairfax/Falls Church Office and the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council sponsor 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 family communication plan; 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 Jesse Viles, community outreach coordinator at 703-805-2332 or e-mail

Finance and Business

Estate Planning. Attorney Bryan R. Bishop presents a free Estate Planning Seminar on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 8704 Lee Highway, Suite 201 in Fairfax. Reservations appreciated, but walk-ins welcomed. Call 703-641-0300.

Business Class. The Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Education (ACE) presents a two-night life enrichment class on "Launching an Interior Decorating Business" beginning Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7-10 p.m. Workshop is at Fairfax High School, 3300 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. $49. Register in advance at or call 703-227-2377. For more, call Dorothea Lucier at 703-227-2243.

Financial Workshops. To celebrate Library Foundation Month, the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation offers a free financial workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Features tax and financial benefits, planned gift options, how to maximize estate planning tools, and more, presented by Jeffrey M. Armstrong and attorney James McConville. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, contact the library foundation at 703-324-8300 or e-mail

The Financial Education Center for Women Entrepreneurs conducts several classes at the Community Business Partnership, 7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C, Springfield. Limited scholarships available for all classes. For more, call 703-768-1440 or visit

* Dollars and Cents. Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. Learn how to take control of and manage credit. Instructor will critique a personal/business credit report. $25 seven days in advance, $35 regular rate.

* The 3 P's of Business: Product, Pricing and Profits. Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Learn how to present and market a product more effectively. $25 seven days in advance, $35 regular rate.

* Small Business Financial Series: All About The Money. Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $50 seven days in advance, $65 regular rate.

* Patent Trademark and Copyright. Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. Learn how to use intellectual property to compete in the market. An attorney will provide a free consultation by appointment. $25 seven days in advance, $35 regular rate.


Mature Operator's Driver Improvement Program (MODIP). This eight-hour class for Virginia residents 55 and older covers safe-driving information. The course is sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and is presented by certified Fairfax County Auxiliary Police officers. Upon completion of this course, drivers are eligible for the Virginia state mandated insurance premium reduction (check with individual insurance carriers for the amount). Classes take place the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Franconia District Station, 6121 Franconia Road. $10 per person for books and materials. Call 703-924-6588.

The Jewish Council for Aging SeniorNet Computer Learning Center at the Springfield Shopping Mall offers basic computer skills. Beginner and advanced classes are available. Cost is $75 for a 12-hour, six-week session. Call 301-255-4217.

Strength Training. The City of Fairfax Senior Center hosts “Easy Strength Training,” classes on Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the center. The fee is $10 per month. Call 703-359-2487. The City of Fairfax Senior Center is located at 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax.

Senior Classes. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University welcomes new members. The opportunity to attend a free sample class is available to those interested. Call the Tallwood office at 703-503-3384 or online at, e-mail

A six-week free contract bridge course at Norbert Kid starts Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Senior Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. The classes meet every Wednesday. Visit