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.
Tuesday, January 3
Instructor: Rachel Ramirez
Orientation for New Members
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!
Q&A for Current Members
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!
Saturday, April 15
Join other LLI members, friends and the community as we see some of the amazing artwork that our members have created right here within our walls, during classes, in their homes or around the world. This will take place on the Saturday during Spring Break week, so plan to come in for this special event that will be sure to delight everyone who attends. You will not be disappointed! Registration is not required to attend, as this event will be open to the community; however, if you would like to participate by having your art work displayed or volunteer to help with setup and tear down, please register so the co-chairs, Brian Austin and Lillie Stratton, can send additional information about that process at a later date. Thank you for supporting the arts of all kinds at LLI!
More Special Events, Activities and Trips
Richmond Ballet Rehearsal: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Instructor(s): Guinn Baker
Visit Richmond Ballet to see what goes into its commitment to keep meaningful works of dance alive! Come enjoy this opportunity to observe the professional dancers as they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream. This local trip meets at Richmond Ballet in downtown Richmond, 407 East Canal Street. The rehearsal will start at 11:45AM. A tour of the facilities, including the costume shop, and Q & A with the Costume Director will follow. Carpools, if needed, will leave LLI at 11:00AM and return by 2:30PM.
Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chester Tour
Instructor(s): Courtney Johnson
Did you know there's an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chester? Come see the magic that happens after someone clicks buy on Amazon.com. Amazon’s slogan is, "Work hard. Have fun. Make History." We hear that in many ways, the operation looks like a real-life version of the Chutes and Ladders board game. Find out what a slam line and ship sorter have to do with an Amazon order being processed. See how each item is carefully received, scanned, sorted, shelved, picked and shipped! See what all the hype is about in this 60-minute tour for LLI members and guests! Members wishing to carpool should meet inside LLI at 9:00AM. Members can choose to drive directly to 1901 Meadowville Technology Pkwy, Chester, VA 23836. Amazon is not affiliated with the Lifelong Learning Institute and does not collect any fees or funds for providing a tour. Tour starts at 10:00AM and will conclude by 11:15AM. Carpools should arrive back to LLI by 12PM.
PBS and NPR Tour: Inside your Community Idea Stations (WCVE)
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"!
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Friday SE171099 $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 8:00AM. 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.
Tuesday IA171001 $3
This month's luncheon will help kick off our Spring session! Stay tuned for more details to be released and sign-up in the office to participate. Sponsored by El Patron in Chester.
Jan 26, Feb 23, March 23, April 27
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. January 26 - American Diner: American Diner, 11001 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235; February 23 - Karen's Diner: 3511 Courthouse Rd, Richmond, VA 23236; March 23 - River City Diner: 11430 W. Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113; April 27 - Crazy Greek: 14640 Hancock Village St. Chesterfield, VA 23832.
Monthly Member Birthday Celebration
Jan 31, Feb 28, March 28, April 25
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 and drinks will be provided. No need to register. Just put it on your calendar!
Tuesday IA171002 $3
This month's luncheon will celebrate belated Valentines Day! Stay tuned for more details to be released and sign-up in the office to participate. Sponsored by Sunrise at Bon Air.
Tuesday IA171003 $3
This month's luncheon will celebrate St. Patrick's Day, so don't forget to wear green! Stay tuned for more details to be released and sign-up in the office to participate. Sponsored by Spring Arbor of Salisbury.
Tuesday IA171004 $3
This month's luncheon will be a special end of spring celebration! Stay tuned for more details to be released and sign-up in the office to participate. Sponsored by the Laurels of Willow Creek.