Great Falls Senior Center

Upcoming events

    • January 19, 2017
    • December 21, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Starbucks, Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA, United States (map)
    • January 25, 2017
    • December 27, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Great Falls Library


    • March 10, 2017
    • November 10, 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike A, Great Falls, VA 22066, USA

    May 12 - Saudi Arabia in Transition

    June 9 - U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum

    September 8 - Latin America's Political Pendulum

    October 13 - Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

    November 10 - Nuclear Security Nuclear Weapons

    • September 19, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Colvin Run Dance Hall

    "How much do you think it's worth?"  

    Well, grab your favorite (portable!) heirloom or piece of jewelry and join us on Tuesday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to noon as GFSC, in concert with Paradigm Experts, hosts our own version of the "Antiques Road Show" at the Colvin Run Historic Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066. 

    Paradigm Experts is  a network of accredited appraisal experts helping clients make informed decisions regarding their personal items.

    Please note: We are limited to 40 items (20 jewelry/gem/watch/coin related and 20 'all other categories') being  appraised. Anyone wishing an item to be evaluated must send a picture and a description of the provenance (how long has it been in your family?  What do you know about it already?) ahead of time so sign up soon!  Deadline for submitting pictures and descriptions is August 31. First come, first served! Send softcopy to Yasha Arant at or mail hardcopy to: 

    Yasha Arant

    104 Sue Ann Ct

    Sterling, Va 20164  

    Those of you submitting an item for appraisal are requested to arrive at the venue at 9 AM so your items can be reviewed prior to the 10 AM show. 

    Please also note: You do NOT have to be having an item appraised in order to attend this event! Come join the fun and maybe learn something in the  process!

    This event is sponsored by TD Bank, "America's Most Convenient Bank."  Website at


    • October 16, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Great Falls Library

    • October 17, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • St. Francis Episcopal Church

    The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) will welcome David E. Hoffman as its guest speaker for October 17 event.  Hoffman is an American writer and a Contributing Editor at the Washington Post and has been a journalist for 30 years.  He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for a book about the legacy of the nuclear arms race.

    Hoffman came to Washington, D.C. in 1977 to work for the Capitol Hill News Service.  He covered Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign.  In 1982 he joined the Washington Post to help cover the Reagan White House; he also covered the first two years of the George H.W.Bush presidency.  His White House coverage won three national journalism awards.  Later, he was diplomatic correspondent at the time the Soviet Union collapsed, and then served as Jerusalem correspondent, covering the Oslo peace accords.  From 1995 to 2001, he served as Moscow Bureau Chief.  He was also the Foreign Editor and Assistant Managing Editor for Foreign News.  His first book was The Oligarchs: The Wealth and Power in the New Russia followed by the Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy, and The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal.

    The October 17 event will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls, 9220 Georgetown Pike, 11 to 1:30 PM and includes lunch.  Reservations are must, contact Karen Emami at or call 703-938-6411.  Visit

    The event sponsor is Adams-Green Funeral Home and Crematory, Family Owned and Operated since 1885, 721 Elden Street, Herndon.

    • October 24, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cumberland MD

    The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad round trip excursion is an exciting mix of mountain top scenery and rich transportation history. Leaving Cumberland, the route travels west through a breach in the Allegheny Mountains over an iron truss bridge, around Helmstetter’s Horseshoe Curve and through the 914 foot Brush Tunnel under Piney Mountain. Climbing grades up to 2.8% on the 16 mile trek, the route follows the former Western Maryland Railroad right-of-way, then joins the old Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad…Approx 3 hr trip.

    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017    Depart  8:00 a.m.   Return 5:00 p.m.    Bus with restrooms will depart from and return to the Great Falls Library.

    How:  Trip cost is $75 per person- checks made out to GFSC.  Includes train trip with lunch and dessert, driver tip, and water/snack on return trip.

    Registration will take place at both the July and August GFSC monthly programs.  Additionally, reservations can be made by contacting Amy Miller @ 703-444-2826 or @  Lunch choice will be made at the time of the reservation.  Absolute last day for reservation is Friday, September 8th.  

    • November 21, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • St. Francis Episcopal Church

    Lunch will be served

    Our sponsor is Dan & Karen Ritchey, Keller Williams Realty

    Food Donation this month is Canned Vegetables

    • December 05, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066, USA


Great Falls Senior Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Post Office Box 425, Great Falls, Virginia 22066

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