The Phoebe Needles Center
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The Mission of The Phoebe Needles Center

The Center for Lifelong Learning

The Center for Lifelong Learning began in March, 2003. It is a monthly program for adults 55+ that focuses on education and fellowship. A seminar in the morning is followed by a delicious lunch. The seminars are on a variety of topics from "How to Spot an Antique", to "50 years of Space", and "The Religious Journey of Thomas Jefferson". This is a great opportunity to have a day in the beautiful surroundings of the Phoebe Needles Center for learning and fellowship.

This is a membership program that costs $45 per person or $65 per couple. The seminars are offered at no cost to members, and $8 to non-members. Lunch is $10 per person.

        For the year 2018, Membership will be from March 2018 to February 2019.

Please Print the Membership Form, attach payment, and return to the Phoebe Needles Center. Checks should be endorsed to: The Phoebe Needles Center.

You can also register for the Program by phone or e-mail:
540-483-1518 or

Or sign up online using PayPal.


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Our 2018 Schedule

  • January 9th - “The Phoebe Needles Mountain Band" with Alan Messenger & Friends ... see more details
  • February 13th - “In Their Own Voices: The Power of Slave Narratives" with Dr. Melvin Macklin and Florella Johnson ... see more details
  • March 13th - “Why Join the Peace Corps? Because the World Needs You and You Need the World!" by Chris Mayer ... see more details
  • April 10th - "Robert E. Lee: Then and Now" with Dr. Holt Merchant ... see more details
  • April 24th RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 1ST, 2018 - "Rhododendron Gardens Field Trip" with Paul James ... see more details
  • May 8th - "Vietnam Rescue" with Ken Miller ... see more details
  • June 12th - "kWh: Kinship With Haiti" with Dr. Delia Heck ... see more details
  • July 10th - "Stewardship in the Virginia Natural Heritage Program" and "Save our Streams" with Ryan Klopf and Charlotte Hubbard ... see more details
  • August 14th - "Jamison Mill: History and Settlement" with Tim Tatum ... see more details
  • September 11th - "The Harvest is Plentiful" with Liza Field ... see more details
  • October 9th - "A Framework for Civil Discourse about Race and Racism" with Dr. Wornie Reed ... see more details
  • November 13th - "How Can We raise Our Children in a World of Climate Change and Biodiversity Collapse?" with Dr. Michael Bentley ... see more details
  • December 11th - "A Phoebe Needles Christmas" with the B Sharps and Cara Ellen Modisett ...see more details

"And there shall be a portion that you shall set apart, with a sanctuary in the middle of it."  Ezekiel 48.8