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Land Use 101 in Prince William County 

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • September 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Moderator: Charlie Grymes

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

“OMG, are they replacing those trees with houses now? And why can’t anyone ever fix our awful traffic?” Local governments control long- range planning and zoning, but the state determines which transportation projects are funded. Based on your experience in a car, just how well is that working in Northern Virginia? Between the jargon, bureaucracies, and long delays between decisions and development, getting answers to basic questions requires a special decoder ring. This program de-mystifies the process for development in Prince William County using specific examples to reveal the mix of planning, politics, and profits.

This program is presented by the Prince William Conservation Alliance, a non-profit and non-partisan conservation group organized in 2002. It works to raise awareness of opportunities to protect our local natural areas, to increase opportunities for people to observe plants and wildlife, and occasionally to mobilize people to pressure government officials to “act green.” The organization’s successes range from the creation of Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area a decade ago to the designation of rural roads as scenic byways this year. However, a look around reveals that threats to, and opportunities for, conservation are still present.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: The Church of England or Is It the Church of Henry? 

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • September 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Hayes 

Dr. Hayes returns to talk to us about the interesting history of the Church of England. She will explain the nature of religious faith and practice leading up to King Henry’s English Reformation and to what extent he intended to form a new church. If you have heard Dr. Hayes lecture in earlier classes, you know this presentation will be filled with many lively insights into the personalities and events surrounding King Henry, his wives, and his church.

Dr. Rebecca Hayes is a full professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas Campus. Her Ph.D. from Florida State University focused on early modern British history with minors in Medieval Europe, Classical Greece and Rome, as well as the Middle East. Dr. Hayes began her teaching career at Mississippi College in 2003 and moved to Northern Virginia in 2008. She is currently the honors chair for the Manassas campus and oversees that program. Dr. Hayes loves to travel and takes students abroad during spring break, believing that everyone should experience other cultures and get the chance to see history come alive. She has taught several classes for LLI.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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