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Bento is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. In this course patrons will make their very own traditional Japanese Bento. All supplies for this course will be provided to students. Allergy warning: dairy, eggs, and/or nuts may be used in recipes.
Join us for an innovative transportation experience to become familiar with the regional transit systems. The bus, called MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training), is used to educate older adults. Through a hands-on learning experience, participants will be taught "travel training" tips, such as reading the bus schedules and route maps, paying fares, loading SmarTrip cards and signaling the driver to stop. The bus will stop at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro to allow passengers to experience these points.
Each year the number of people who are subject to identity theft increases. From Social Security numbers, credit cards, mail and phone fraud to online accounts and ATM skimming, thieves are after information. Learn to safeguard your identity from paper records to electronic accounts. Participants will receive a checklist to use to review protection of critical information.
Estate Planning documents are important during life, not just after death. Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives play different roles. Some of these legal tools determine to whom belongings go; they also guide medical care and can determine medical intervention in the event of incapacity. It is important to distinguish among the documents, to learn how they are implemented and to define what the obligations are for the Executor, Trustee or Financial and Healthcare Power of Attorney. Participants will also learn what can happen if there is no estate plan. This class is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of the attendees.
Did you know that only three main colors make up all of the other colors? Children will have fun experimenting with the "magic" of color mixing and create something special and uniquely theirs with various types of art media. Parent/caregiver must fully participate in the activities. This program is not appropriate for children younger or older than the advertised age range. Participating children must be registered.
This two-day workshop, conducted by an AARP instructor, teaches defensive driving to adults ages 50 and older. Upon successful completion of this course, participants may be entitled to a discount on their car insurance. A check payable to AARP for $15 (AARP members) or $20 (non-members) is due to the instructor on the first day of class. AARP members must present their membership card to the instructor. Participants should bring a lunch for a midday break or enjoy one of the restaurants in the shopping center.
Want to be the life of the party? Learn how to create awesome balloon art designs such as flowers, swords, butterflies and more. This workshop is part of the Create, Contribute and Capitlize teen entrepreneurial series. Fee covers all materials and supplies, including a starter take-home kit.
Learn how to write gorgeous lettering to apply to invitations, signs and more. This is a highly sought-after skill that can be used to address formal invitations, draft award certificates, decorate posters, and more. This workshop is part of the Create, Contribute and Capitlize teen entrepreneurial series. Fee covers all materials and supplies, including a starter take-home kit.
Medicare plans can be confusing and difficult to understand and choosing the right plan is more important now than ever. Attendees will outline specific criteria for choosing the right Medicare plan for their individual needs by navigating through a decision-making process using star quality ratings and five important considerations.
This class is appropriate for dogs over three months old with very little or no obedience training. Positive motivational training techniques will include the basic commands of sit, down, stay, come, and how to walk nicely on a leash. Learn about mouthing, jumping, crate and potty training, and generally controlling poor behavior. Vaccination records will be checked at the first meeting. Classes are held in the parking lot behind RCC. Park in the Hunters Woods Plaza shopping area and walk around to the rear of the building. Please bring your dog to the first class with a variety of tiny treats and a mat or towel for the dog to use. We DO NOT use chain or prong collars or Flexi leads. A regular collar and a six-foot leash are required. Gentle leaders and body harnesses are fine.
This class will provide information to those preparing to downsize and will address decluttering, staging, planning, types of inspections, what conditions need to be addressed and whether it makes sense to update your home or not. The second session will discuss contracts, contingencies, appraisals, timing and what to expect at closing. Handouts will be provided. This class is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees.
At all ages, it is important to protect and nurture our brain. In this course, you will discover ways in which you can utilize nutrition and exercise to promote improved mind health throughout your lifetime.
Participants will learn how to distinguish good from inadequate genealogical data sources and how to analyze data to find immigrant ancestors. The course focuses on latter nineteenth century immigrants (in this class, defined as coming to America form 1850-1910). The course explores databases available on the internet and how to use these databases to find and identify ancestors, describe their lives in America and perhaps trace back their lives in America and perhaps trace back their lives to their countries of origin. Some attention will be paid to internet search techniques and the use of personal genealogical database programs.
Flowers are so beautiful, we bring them from the outside into our homes to add cheer to a room. There is more to flowers than just their good looks. Without them, plants could not make seeds and scientists think the world would be much drier and not as pretty. Dig up more flower secrets in this badge. This program is open to all interested participants, however, the focus will be on achieving the Girl Scout Badge for Flowers. All supplies are included in the class fee.
Food and water, clean clothes, a place to live are things that everyone needs. A closet full of shoes, a new desk, tickets to a movie are things that people want. How can you figure out what you need and what you want? It's not as easy as it looks. This program is open to all interested participants, however, the focus will be on achieving the Girl Scout Badge for Savvy Shopper. All supplies are included in the class fee.
Have you ever found yourself in a group or place where you didn't know how to behave? It happens to everyone. With this badge, you will have fun practicing the social style and good manners that will make you comfortable in any situation. This program is open to all interested participants, however, the focus will be on achieving the Girl Scout Badge for Social Butterfly. All supplies are included in the class fee.
Discover how to create beautiful henna ink art designs.This workshop is part of the Create, Contribute and Capitlize teen entrepreneurial series. Fee covers all materials and supplies, including a starter take-home kit.
Use imagination and creativity to discover the world around us, with hands-on activities that will familiarize participants with engineering concepts. Activities are designed for collaborative learning and independent student involvement. Parent/guardian participation is not required. All supplies are provided.
This class is a beginner introduction to Shuji, the art of Japanese Calligraphy. This practice is closely related to the clear state of mind practiced in a Japanese tea ceremony. Participants will learn the calligraphy principles rooted in the Zen way of life with a concentration on brush stroke techniques displayed in black and white balance.
This class features traditional form of Japanese flower arranging, Ikenobo. This class will feature a special guest from Japan who is currently a certified Ikenobo instructor. Students will be taught a fusion of classic style with a modern interpertation with hands-on instruction, teaching the most up to date Japanese flower arranging knowledge. All materials and supplies will be provided.
Social Security is a very important part of an individuals retirement. Social Security benefits have been around since 1935, and have become increasingly complex through time. Most people are missing out because they dont understand the fine print. In this workshop you will learn the ins and outs of Social Security. This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees.
Medicare 101 training is for individuals who will soon be eligible for Medicare and who want to learn about their options. The session will provide an overview of the many components of Medicare: Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (outpatient hospital services/doctors/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans) and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare Supplement Plans. Bill Vaughn of the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program will guide participants through the complex system of filing for Medicare.
Participants will learn about Medicare Parts A, B, C (also known as Medicare Advantage) and Part D, including important enrollment rules, what each part covers and the costs. Medicare doesnt cover all bills and Medigap (supplemental insurance) only covers some gaps. Long Term Care Insurance, another effective supplement to Medicare, will also be discussed.
NEW! Whether you are already writing your memoirs or in the process of crafting them, this is the perfect course for you. The instructor has led memoir writing classes at RCC for more than nine years. Her experience, along with motivating class participation, allows participants to flourish and produce tangible results. Explore fundamentals of memoir writing in lively and supportive sessions and compose pieces to be read aloud and discussed at the next class. The option of printing and binding work is offered at the end of the session. To insure that all students are heard, class size is limited to eight.
This class will provide an overview of the threats that face residents of Fairfax County and the best strategies to prepare for emergencies. The topics covered will include: making a plan, having a kit, staying informed and getting involved. This class is taught by staff from the Office of Emergency Management and each participant will receive an emergency preparedness kit.
Many older adults formed ideas long ago about how they would and would not spend their post-retirement years. Today more options are available and a fresh perspective may be helpful for people making decisions about what's best for them now and in the future. This class is designed for older adults as well as their adult children who may be assisting their parents in the decision making process or are looking ahead to their own future needs. The class will explore the myriad options available today - planned adult communities, 55+ neighborhoods, maintenance-free communities, in-law apartments, Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and many others. There will be handouts as well as ample time for Q&A and discussion.The session is led by a consultant whose real estate business is focused on the baby-boomer/ retiree population and holds certifications both as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). This class is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of the attendees.
The Street Smart Senior is the Virginia Commonwealths Office of the Attorney Generals most requested community outreach program. The presentation provides information regarding current and trending frauds/scams that are happening within our communities, important ways for individuals to prevent becoming a victim and information on available community and state-level resources. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss or ask specific questions about frauds and scams and will be provided with free educational resources and promotional items from the Office of the Attorney General. Michele Leith, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Office of the Attorney General, will present this valuable information.
Need help charting a course to make your money last through retirement? This is the workshop for you. All of us would like to accumulate enough wealth to ensure that retirement is a financially comfortable experience. This class involves a thorough review of the retirement planning process and the obstacles that can keep one from reaching their goals. Additional topics include: accumulating assets for retirement while still employed; assessing your personal investment portfolio; measuring risk in a portfolio; developing asset allocation strategies; taking advantage of dollar cost averaging; and how to create an action plan for success. This program is for informational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees.
Be as prepared as possible for the next SAT test on May 6th by learning score raising SAT strategies in a dynamic, interactive setting. The Princeton Review instructors teach energetic classes that will get students motivated. They will also give participants the personal attention and extra help they need to maximize scores. A specific class schedule and agenda will be provided before the first class. Please note that Sunday sessions are testing days only. 4, 4 hour Sunday sessions at RCC Hunters Woods (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)8, 3 hour Tuesday/Thursday sessions at RCC Hunters Woods (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)Test A - Sunday, March 12Class 1 - Tuesday, March 14Class 2 - Thursday, March 16Test B - Sunday, March 19Class 3 - Tuesday, March 21Class 4 - Thursday, March 23Test C - Sunday, March 26Class 5 - Tuesday, March 28Class 6 - Thursday, March 30Test D - Sunday, April 2Class 7 - Tuesday, April 4Class 8 - Thursday, April 6
Children love having the ability to recite all five senses and building sensory awareness opens a new realm of enrichment. Participants will be introduced to each of the five senses and then observe how they use them while also being aware of what is around them. Come ready to use eyes, ears, mouth, nose and hands. Fun-filled items will be created to enable children to feel, taste, smell, see and hear. Children of all abilities are welcome. Parent/caregiver must fully participate in the activities. This program is not appropriate for children younger or older than the advertised age range. Participating children must be registered.
Social Security is important to financial security in retirement now and in the future. This workshop will provide information about the expected benefits, how and when to claim earned benefits, the benefits for spouses and children and the benefits available in the event of disability before retirement. How will continuing to work after you claim benefits effect the benefits? Will benefits be there in the future? What impact will proposed changes have on future benefits? The class is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation of the attendees. The instructor is an expert on Social Security from AARP.
This comprehensive seminar specifically addresses the unique financial concerns of women and six key areas of financial management. All women are encouraged to attend, whether raising a family, managing careers, self-employed or retired. This seminar will help women learn to make their money go further, improve awareness on how to save on taxes and retain more of their earnings, and to better understand what is needed to build a sound retirement program. This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees.
Todays TVs, computers and mobile devices offer "over-the-top" options to watch movies and TV programs via streaming video over the Internet. Services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, Sling TV and Apple TV provide new alternatives. "Cord-cutters" are replacing, or supplementing, their cable television subscriptions with such Internet video sources. The Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services will discuss the benefits and limitations of these options.
Todays TVs, computers, and mobile devices offer "over-the-top" options to watch movies and TV programs via streaming video over the Internet. Services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, Sling TV, and Apple TV provide new alternatives. "Cord-cutters" are replacing, or supplementing, their cable television subscriptions with such Internet video sources. Staff from the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services will discuss the benefits and limitations of these options.
Now that you have learned lots of new skills as part of the Create, Contribute, Capitalize entrepreneurial series, you need to market your business! Learn to develop your own website in this FREE workshop using today's hottest tools and tips.
Working with large blocks, small blocks, animals, trucks and other creative items, participants will build a fantastic "farm town". Bring your own small (hand-held) toy animals, bales of hay and tractors from home (if sharing is not an issue), so they can be added to the mix. Parent/caregiver must fully participate in the activities. This program is not appropriate for children younger or older than the advertised age range. Participating children must be registered.
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