<cal2>Circle/Folk Dancing. May 31; and June 7, 21. 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lake Haven Court in Burke. A mixture of traditional folk dance and modern choreography. To register: come to class. Cost: $35 for the series; $10 person/class. Additional information call Judi at 703-451-2595.

Learn the Social Dances (ballroom, Latin, swing, night club, country western/polka) in Cy Richardson's group classes on Tuesday nights at the Oaks Community Center, 5708 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Six-week sessions (8 hours), $52 per person. Singles and couples welcome. Next session starts June 10. Call Cy at 703-250-5360.

Israeli Dance Class. Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Beginners, intermediates and advanced. $5/session/JCCNV member; $6/non-member; $4/student or senior. Reservations not required. 301-982-0937.

Learn to Dance Salsa and Meringue at Rene’s Club, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. For beginners and advanced students. Learn basics and advanced techniques, Latin moves, combination footwork, spinning, breaks, timing, style and shine. Group class meets Thursdays and Fridays, 8-9 p.m. Partner not required. Proper attire. Call 703-759-9380.

Tap-dance lessons for Fairfax County Senior Citizens 55 and older will be held at Little River Glen Senior Center, Barker Court, located just off Route 236 and Olley Lane in Fairfax, on Wednesdays. Free. Call 703-370-1466.


<cal2>Beginning Knitting. Five week class starts Thursday, May 29, 6-8 p.m., at The Yarn Barn, 9413-C Old Burke Lake Road, Burke. Class fee $70. Learn everything you need to know to create your own knitted garments. 703-973-2220.

Beginning Crochet. Five week class starts Saturday, May 31, 6-8 p.m., at The Yarn Barn, 9413-C Old Burke Lake Road, Burke. Class fee $70. Learn crochet to embellish knitted garments or create crocheted items. 703-973-2220.

Honeycomb Technique class starts Tuesday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The Yarn Barn, 9413-C Old Burke Lake Road, Burke. Class fee $45. A class designed to enhancing the visual effect of yarns similar to the honeycomb that bees make. 703-973-2220.

Entrelac Knitting class starts Tuesday, June 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The Yarn Barn, 9413-C Old Burke Lake Road, Burke. Class fee $45. Knit a garment that has a basketweave appearance. A good class to use up odds and ends of fiber. 703-973-2220.


<cal2>Jazzercise instructor Kevin Postell is offering one week of free classes day for the month of May when customers purchase three weeks at $10 each. Classes are Monday at 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m., at Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. Contact Kevin Postell at 202-363-4447, ext. 4, or e-mail


<cal2>Mature Operator's Driver Improvement Program (MOPDIP). This eight-hour class for Virginia residents 55 and older covers safe-driving information. The course is sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and is presented by certified Fairfax County Auxiliary Police officers. On completion of this course, drivers are eligible for the Virginia state mandated insurance premium reduction (check with individual insurance carriers for the amount). The classes take place the second Saturday of each month. The next MOPDIP class will meet on Saturday, June 10, from

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road. A subsequent seminar is scheduled for July 12. Registration is required. Call 703-924-6588. The fee for this course is $10 per person for books and materials.

<cal1>College Prep

<cal2>Focusing in on College. A workshop to help frame skills, interests, personality style. Develops a college plan. Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 3018 Javier Road, second floor, Fairfax. $50 for the series. 703-204-9100.


<cal2>Greenspring Village’s “English As a Second Language” (ESL) program provides instruction to assist employees who want to improve their language skills. ESL classes meet twice a week. Volunteers who wish to enroll are asked to pay a $20 registration fee to be refunded at the completion of the course. Follow-up ESL courses for students who wish to continue are now in the planning stage. Greenspring Village, developed and managed by Erickson Retirement Communities, is headquartered in Catonsville, Md. For more information, check out their Web site address:


<cal2>Lt. John Henderson teaches the City of Fairfax Fire Extinguisher Training program in Room 8 at the John C. Wood Municipal Complex, 3730 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. Hands-on training will be offered using a fire simulator, which creates a small fire. To schedule classes, call the City of Fairfax Building and Fire Code Administration Office, 703-273-8109.