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RILL (Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning)

A program of the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation, RILL was designed by a group of volunteers to be a life-enriching and thought-provoking learning experience for adults who wish to keep their minds active.

Mission:  Recognizing that a vigorous mind is as necessary to a full life as are physical exercise and social relationships, RILL offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment for adults of any age. In a stimulating classroom study environment, participants can acquire new knowledge, explore thought-provoking ideas, and share their interests and experience with like-minded community members.

Classes:  RILL’s noncredit college-level classes are held in various locations within RCC’s service region. Some instructors may suggest specific preliminary reading material to prepare students to get the most from the course; this information will be sent to registered students. The courses will include neither prerequisites nor tests. Evaluations by participants will provide feedback for future offerings.

Registration:  Registration and tuition are required prior to the start of classes, and early registration is strongly advised because enrollment is often limited. To register and pay by check, please contact RCC College Advancement Administrative Specialist Sharon Drotleff at (804) 333-6707 or by email:, and request that a brochure be mailed to you. The tuition fee must accompany the completed registration form and checks should be made payable to RCC EFI. You may register and pay by phone with either Visa or MasterCard. Tuition is neither tax-deductible nor refundable. Separate charitable gifts to the Foundation, designated for RILL, will help to defray RILL program costs. These gifts are tax-deductible.

Fall 2014 Course List
(to view or print the brochure, please use this link:  RILL-Fall_2014Web)

Northern Neck Courses

#176: Genealogical Miscellaneous ($35)
September 10, 17, and 24 (Wednesdays); 1-3 p.m.

Northumberland Historical Society, Heathsville
Instructors: Dr. Hilary Derby

#177: Introduction to Computers ($35)
September 11, 18, and 25 (Thursdays); 1-3 p.m.
L. E. Smoot Memorial Library, King George
Instructor: Martin Bailey

#178: Being There: Our Exploration of the Solar System ($35)
September 19 and 26, and October 3 (Fridays); 1-3 p.m.

RCC Kilmarnock Center, Room #100
Instructor: Dr. Greg Boeshaar

#179: Making a Scene ($55)
October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (Wednesdays); 1-3 p.m.

RCC Kilmarnock Center, Room #100
Instructor: Gail Kenna

#180:  Estate Planning and Administration, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Social Security, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Care ($35)
October 2 and 9 (Thursdays); 1-3 p.m.

RCC Kilmarnock Center, Room #102
Instructors: James A. Butts IV; Bob Walker

#181: The Anglican Church in Eighteenth-Century Virginia, 1690-1776 ($35)
October 23 and 20, and November 6 (Thursdays); 1-3 p.m.
L. E. Smoot Memorial Library, King George
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Agnew

Middle Peninsula Courses

#182: Beer, Wine, and Food ($35-tuition / $25-supplies)
September 9, 16, and 23 (Tuesdays); 3-5 p.m.
Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester
Instructor: Beth Haskell

#183: Experience the Art of Paris ($35)
September 12, 19, and 26 (Fridays); 1-3 p.m.
RCC, Glenns Campus, Room 118
Instructor: Margaret Hancock

#184: Rudyard Kipling and the British “Raj” in India ($35)
October 14, 21, and 28 (Tuesdays); 1-3 p.m.

Mathews County Library, Mathews
Instructor: Peter S. Bennett

#185: Studying and Protecting Our Historic Places:
           Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula ($35)

October 24 and 31, and November 7 (Fridays); 1-3 p.m.
RCC, Glenns Campus, Room 118
Instructors: Dr. David Brown, Thane Harpole

#186: ”In the Name of Faith: A History of Violence” ($35)
November 6, 13, and 20 (Thursdays); 1-3 p.m.
Christ Church Parish Hall, Saluda
Instructor: Father Paul Andersen

#187: Arranging for the Harvest Season, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Beyond
           ($35-tuition / $10-supplies)

November 18 (Tuesday) and December 11 (Thursday); 1-3 p.m.
Christ Church ParishHall, Saluda
Instructor: Laura Ann Brooks

For more information or inclusion on the RILL mailing list, call or e-mail Sharon Drotleff at the RCC EFI office: 


Thank You!
The RCC Educational Foundation expresses its appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program and Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury for their generous support of RILL 2013.


RILL Volunteer Executive Committee
Ellen and Peter Bennett, John Bott, Ginny Burnette, Bette Dillehay, Lindsy Gardner, Rob Gates, Llew Samuel, Ron Saunders, and Marilyn South


RCC Educational Foundation
52 Campus Drive
P.O. Box 923
Warsaw, VA 22572
(804) 333-6707
(804) 333-6822 FAX

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