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When Benjamin Franklin famously said “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” even he never envisioned how complicated it would become! In light of the recent tax reform, this class will cover some of the biggest changes that were introduced. In this one-hour seminar, we are going to review the new 2018 tax rates and brackets, as well as some other changes to the tax rules. We are also going to review a few additional taxes on high-income earners. We will then discuss a few strategies for managing your tax bill. Presenter: Sarah Graham, Financial Advisor.

1 lesson @ 1-5 hrs, $7/$5MCC district residents.
9013.218          Tu, 9/18          12:30-2 p.m.

If you have never knitted before, or if you are an old hand, everyone is welcome in our Knitting Circle. You can get instructions to learn to knit, get help with something you are working on or just join us to meet other knitters and socialize. Bring your own supplies, a project in progress or purchase a beginner’s kit from the instructor for $20. Instructor: Juliana Thatcher (MCC Staff).

7 lessons @ 1-5 hrs, $49/$35 MCC district residents.
9012.218          Th, 9/20-12/13          1:15-2:45 p.m.
No lessons on 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22 and 12/6.

Come learn about the geographical and cultural diversity of India in the context of its history. Understand the basic philosophy behind yoga, meditation and other traditional practices. Presenter: Ms. Raji Krishnamoorthy, owner of Tours ’n Beyond in Vienna.

1 lesson @ 1-5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9014.218          Tu, 9/25          12:30-2 p.m.

Family, cooking, shopping! How can we juggle everything and still enjoy time with our loved ones? In this engaging and highly relatable presentation, we will explore the common problems we face while preparing for the holidays. We will learn the organizing techniques that will help you stay in control of your planning so that you can focus on the important part—your loved ones and friends. Presenter: Maria Spetainik, Founder and CEO of Conquer the Clutter.

1 lesson @ 1-5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9015.218          Tu, 10/2          12:30-2 p.m.

Attend this interactive presentation on valuing jewelry, silver and coins. Learn the difference between an appraisal and an evaluation, about the secondary market for jewelry, silver and coins. Each participant is encouraged to bring one item for evaluation. Presenter: Jamie Grasso, a Gemological Institute of America certified AJP, and owner of JG Jewelry and Estates.

1 lesson @ 1-5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9016.218          Tu, 10/9          12:30-2 p.m.

Create your life story and preserve your family heritage in digital form to keep it for generations to come. Your life story consists of your family heritage, major steps in life, passions, life challenges, achievements and philosophy. You will learn how to organize your life story materials, find out what tools are available and explore how to weave your story using different approaches. Presenter: Olga Sheymov.

1 lesson@ 1-5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9017.218          Tu, 10/16          12:30-2 p.m.

Many people underestimate their healthcare costs when planning for retirement and facing Medicare Parts A, B, C and D can feel overwhelming. Attendees will learn about Medicare and planning for and enjoying retirement. Presenter: Mari De Leon, Fairfax County Medicare/Medigap Counselor. Registration Required.

1 lesson @ 1-5 hrs., Free
9018.218          Tu, 10/23         12:30-2 p.m.

Is your family or business history slowly rotting away and you don’t know what to do about it? Join us to learn how to care for the items that mark history. Each class will focus in a different type of object: paper, photographs, books, scrapbooks, woods and metals. Presenter: Terri Blanchette, an author, historian and heritage preservation specialist.

1 lesson @ 1-5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9019.218          Tu, 10/30          12:30-2 p.m.

Will your family know what to do, and what you want to happen when you die? Learn how you can get the funeral and burial that you want, what you can do in advance to ease the burden on others and how to plan for the costs. This will give you the opportunity to make your wishes known to your family and help them avoid any guilt or guessing. Presenter: Jim Zalewski, Funeral Planning Professional.

1 lesson @ 1-5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9020.218          Tu, 11/6          12:30-2 p.m.

Baby Boomers are asking…Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefits? At this informative seminar, you will learn important rules and strategies for collecting your retirement benefits. We will look at: how your benefit will be affected by the age at which you apply; how cost-of-living-adjustments, or COLAs, affect benefits; how spousal benefits work; how survivor benefits work; how divorced-spouse benefits work and much more. Presenter: Sarah Graham, CFP and Financial Advisor at VLP.

1 lesson @ 1-5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9021.218          Tu, 11/13          12:30-2 p.m.

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