Afternoon Teas and Tours

Afternoon teas are scheduled occasionally, September through June, in area inns, museums, and historic homes for member enjoyment. Dates and times for those teas are announced in the FCRE Advocate and on this page.


Book Groups

Several book groups meet throughout the month. Check the News and Events page for up-to-date book selections.

Vienna's Tuesday Group: 2nd Tuesday @ Providence Community Center, 1:30 p.m. Temporarily cancelled due to pandemic.

Annandale Group: 3rd Wednesday @ George Mason Regional Library, noon (please note change in location) NOTE: Due to the pandemic, this group meets virtually via Zoom. For more information, contact Dottie Addison at

Fairfax City Group: 2nd Friday @ Fair Lakes Barnes & Noble (12193 Promenade Drive), 10:30 a.m. Note: Due to the pandemic, this group meets virtually via Zoom. Contact Sue Williams at for information.

Bridge Groups

The FCRE Bridge Group will meet the second and fourth Mondays at 9:45 a.m. at the Vienna American Legion, 303 Center Street, Vienna, VA 22180. 

The Monday Bridge Group will meet the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the David R. Pinn Community Center on Zion Road in Burke. 

The Afternoon Bridge Lesson with Dave Meadows will meet at the Vienna American Legion at 1:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Please call FCRE at 703-923-9877 if you are interested in joining this group. 

The Fourth Tuesday Evening Group will meet on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in private homes.

If you would like to sub in these bridge groups, please call the FCRE answer line at 703-923-9877, and leave your message, name (please spell), phone number, and email address.

Cinema Arts Film Group
We meet the third Wednesday of each month when school is in session (September to June) at approximately 10:00 a.m. at Cinema Arts Theatre to see a movie, have lunch at First Watch Cafe, and then discuss the movie.  Email Alicia ( if you would like to be included on the monthly email list.
WHERE:  CINEMA ARTS THEATRE (in Pickett Shopping Center)

    9850 Main Street, Fairfax, VA

    Fair City Mall, Across Route 236 from Woodson High School

COST:  $5.50 all day for seniors

LUNCH: Following the movie interested participants meet at First Watch Café (next to Ulta Cosmetics) for lunch and a discussion and critique of the film.  Everyone is welcome but if planning to attend please email Alicia Clelland ( so she can provide First Watch with an accurate lunch count. 

FCRE Government Relations Team

The Government Relations Team (GRT) is a group of retired educators who are interested in speaking on behalf of all of Virginia's retired education employees. The GRT consists of members of FCRE and FEA-R working together to support and speak for the issues that we determine to be most critical in the upcoming 2019 General Assembly Session.

In October, the GRT will meet to begin looking at the Position Statement we put together for last year's General Assembly. From there, we will move on to consider the economic condition of the state and of the country in general. We will make a very strong statement for not cutting education and the Virginia Retirement System.

The GRT will also meet with School Board members and make certain they understand the significant issues of retirees. We hope to reopen a continuing conversation between the School Board and retirees. If you are interested in joining our visits with the School Board, please contact Barbara Allen: Barbarawallaceallenatyahoodotcom 

GRT meets at the FEA Office at 10:00 a.m. in Fairfax City (3917 Old Lee Highway).

FCRE's Legato School Museum
(adjacent to the Old Fairfax Courthouse on Route 123, Fairfax Virginia)

The Legato School Museum is the last of Fairfax County's one-room schoolhouses; it served students in all eight grades from 1870 until 1930 and was originally located at the intersection of Pender and Legato Roads in western Fairfax County. Now located in central Fairfax City on Rt 123, the Legato School Museum is open to the public on certain holidays and by appointment. The museum has no admission charge.

Phone (703) 923-9877 for additional information about the Legato School Museum.