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Do you crochet? Do you want to learn to crochet? Do you want to meet and be with other people while crocheting? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, this is the class for you. The instructor will cover the basics of crochet and answer students’ questions. Students will work on several exciting projects. Instructor: Susan Jaska.

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8 lessons @ 1.5 hrs, $60/$50 MCC district residents.
9021.217          M, 9/11-11/27          11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No lesson on 9/18, 10/2, 10/9 and 11/6.

Will your family know what to do and what you want when you die? Learn how you can get the funeral/burial that you want and what you can do in advance to ease the burden on others and plan for the costs. You will leave this session comfortable with your choices, and you will have the opportunity to make them known to your family so they can avoid any guilt or guessing. Presented by Jim Zalewski, Funeral Planning Professional.

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1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9024.217          Tu, 9/26          11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

If you have never knitted before, or if you are an old hand, join the Knitting Circle! Beginners will learn how to knit, and experienced knitters will have a friendly place to knit, and/or learn new skills or get help with current projects. Bring your own supplies, a project in progress, or purchase a beginner’s kit from the instructor for $20. Presented by Julie Thatcher.

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7 lessons @ 1.5 hrs, $49/$35 district residents.
Materials Fee: $20, for beginner’s kit (optional). Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
9025.217          Th, 9/28-11/9          1:15-2:45 p.m.

It’s a fact. Estate planning can make you ill. There is too much to understand and so many decisions to make. Sometimes, just knowing where to begin is painful. The 5-Step Estate Plan is formulated to bring relief. This 90-minute presentation administers estate planning in small bites that are easy to swallow. It’s a jargon-free, non-drowsy formula that will help you overcome your fear of wills, trusts, taxes and probate, and cure your chronic indecision. No prescription required. Just bring yourself, your spouse, your friends and/or your family and leave the aspirin at home. Presented by Wills, Trusts and Estates attorney, David G. Hoffman, J.D.

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1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9026.217          M, 10/2          11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Many of us are overwhelmed with all the information we are keeping in our heads, on our phones and in file cabinets and safe deposit boxes. Learn what documents are important, how to clear out unneeded papers and when and how to share this information with loved ones. Presented by: Kay Bransford, best-selling author of “Memory Banc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life,” and Maria Spetalnik, Founder and CEO of Conquer the Clutter.

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1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9027.217          Tu, 10/10          11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Listen to historian Carole Herrick as she discusses Joseph Leiter who once owned hundreds of acres in Langley where the CIA eventually located. Joseph, who lost at least $10 million in 1898 as he tried to corner the wheat market, was the son of Levi Leiter, a “Robber Baron,” who went into the dry goods business with Marshall Fields. The Leiter mansion, built in 1911, overlooked the Potomac and was said to have contained 72 rooms. There will be time for a Q&A session following the presentation. Presented by Carole Herrick, chairman of the Fairfax County History Commission and president of the McLean Historical Society. She has written numerous books on local and regional history, including “Ambitious Failure: Chain Bridge the First Bridge Across the Potomac River” and “Hickory Hill, McLean, Virginia.”

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1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9028.217          Tu, 10/17          11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what hoarding is? Do you know someone who you think hoards? Would you like to understand what they are thinking and how you can encourage them to improve? We will explore all of this and more in this dynamic and entertaining lecture. Presented by Maria Spetalnik, Founder and CEO of Conquer the Clutter.

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1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9029.217          Tu, 10/24          11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

When we think of hearing loss, you may think of people who turn up the TV too loud, who ask you to repeat yourself or who have trouble following conversations in noisy places. But, the effects of hearing loss go much deeper than that, affecting the functioning of the brain. You will learn about other health ramifications of hearing loss. After the presentation, there will be time to test your hearing. Presented by Dr. Heather Stone.

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1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9030.217          Tu, 10/31          11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

You’ve probably heard about living trusts. Maybe you’ve even heard that they can avoid probate, save taxes, prevent guardianships and live on long after you’re gone. But, how do you make them “live” in the first place? Knowing the answer to that question can mean the difference between the perfect estate and utter chaos. Presented for people who already have trusts and for those that have never heard of them. What to Feed a Living Trust is an informative, 90-minute lecture on the use, care and appetites of living trusts. Presented by Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney David Hoffman.

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1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9031.217          M, 11/6          11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Many people underestimate their health care costs when planning for retirement and facing Medicare Parts A, B, C and D can feel overwhelming. Attendees will learn about Medicare and Medigap, how to navigate the options, understand the costs, and better manage these factors when planning for, or enjoying, retirement. Presented by Mari De Leon, Fairfax County Medicare/Medigap Counselor.

1 lesson @ 2 hrs, Free. Advance registration is required. Bring a brown bag lunch and a beverage.
9040.217          Tu, 11/7          11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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