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All Items for: Adult Program Offerings - Fall/Early Winter 2019

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  • Parents and Guardians: Please be aware that if you register your under-18 year old child for an adult education class you are agreeing to the terms as per the policies section of the catalog.
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F19-Jamaica Plain Food and Brewery Tour

Jamaica Plain Food and Brewery Tour NEW Off the Beaten Path Food Tours Guide   Are you ready to uncover a new side of Boston? It's a known secret that Jamaica Plain--or "JP" to locals--has some of the tastiest and freshest food in Boston, but it's a bit hidden from the "beaten path" destinations. In fact, some JP residents want to keep it that way, and this tight-knit community is definitely keen on preserving the neighborly feel. Originally part of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain was first home to wealthy and middle-class residents who wanted to summer or live outside of the city where they worked. More recently, JP has become known for America's first craft beer, Sam Adams, which is still brewed here today. On this exciting tour, your local guide will share JP history and fun facts, and you will sample some of the most delicious food on Centre Street. The tour includes 6-7 stops for tastings. On our final stop, you will hear stories about historical JP breweries and visit a micro-craft brewery that has already yielded quite a following. This tour is suitable for all ages. Vegan and vegetarian friendly! Limited to 15.   Date: Sunday, October 6                            Time: 11:00AM-1:30PM Meet the guide inside City Feed and Supply (672 Centre St.)                       Fee: $70
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F19 Full SAT Prep for March 14 SAT (Wednesdays)

FULL SAT PREP COURSE 11 Wednesdays @ NHS Rooms 701/702 6:00-8:30PM (*until 10:00PM on test nights) December 11*, 18, January 8, 15, 22, 29*, February 5, 12, 26, March 4*, 11 No refunds or credits for cancellations less than one week prior to the start of the program. Parents/guardians, please be aware that if you register your under-18 year old child for an adult education class you are agreeing to the following: I hereby consent to my son’s/daughter’s participation in the Needham Community Education adult education program, the taking of photos of my child and/or promotion of the program and to his/her use of the Needham Public Schools facilities and equipment.  I further agree to release and hold harmless the Town of Needham, Needham Public Schools and their employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability or expenses arising out of any incident involving, or any account of any injury to my minor child in connection with such a program.  I accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment.  I agree to abide by all NCE policies.  
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F19 PSAT Crash Course

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PSAT CRASH COURSE The following section is in preparation for the October 19, 2019 PSAT:                   Fee: $145 2 Saturdays @ NHS Rooms 701/702 October 5, 10:00AM-3:30PM & October 12*, 10:00AM-1:00PM (*practice test)  No refunds or credits for cancellations less than one week prior to the start of the program. Parents/guardians, please be aware that if you register your under-18 year old child for an adult education class you are agreeing to the following: I hereby consent to my son’s/daughter’s participation in the Needham Community Education adult education program, the taking of photos of my child and/or promotion of the program and to his/her use of the Needham Public Schools facilities and equipment.  I further agree to release and hold harmless the Town of Needham, Needham Public Schools and their employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability or expenses arising out of any incident involving, or any account of any injury to my minor child in connection with such a program.  I accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment.  I agree to abide by all NCE policies.  
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F19 Short SAT Prep for Dec. 7 SAT

Short Sat Prep Course The following section is in preparation for the December 7, 2019 SAT:   Fee: $495 8 Wednesdays @ NHS Rooms 701/702 6:00-8:30PM (*until 10:00PM on test nights) September 25*, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6*, 13, 20 No refunds or credits for cancellations less than one week prior to the start of the program. Parents/guardians, please be aware that if you register your under-18 year old child for an adult education class you are agreeing to the following: I hereby consent to my son’s/daughter’s participation in the Needham Community Education adult education program, the taking of photos of my child and/or promotion of the program and to his/her use of the Needham Public Schools facilities and equipment.  I further agree to release and hold harmless the Town of Needham, Needham Public Schools and their employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability or expenses arising out of any incident involving, or any account of any injury to my minor child in connection with such a program.  I accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment.  I agree to abide by all NCE policies.  
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F19 Full SAT Prep for March 14 SAT (Tuesdays)

FULL SAT PREP COURSE The following sections are in preparation for the March 14, 2020 SAT:   Fee:  $665 11 Tuesdays @ NHS Rooms 701/702 6:00-8:30PM (*until 10:00PM on test nights) December 10*, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28*, February 4, 11, 25, March 3*, 10 No refunds or credits for cancellations less than one week prior to the start of the program. Parents/guardians, please be aware that if you register your under-18 year old child for an adult education class you are agreeing to the following: I hereby consent to my son’s/daughter’s participation in the Needham Community Education adult education program, the taking of photos of my child and/or promotion of the program and to his/her use of the Needham Public Schools facilities and equipment.  I further agree to release and hold harmless the Town of Needham, Needham Public Schools and their employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability or expenses arising out of any incident involving, or any account of any injury to my minor child in connection with such a program.  I accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment.  I agree to abide by all NCE policies.  
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F19 SAT Practice Test (for juniors ONLY)

SAT Practice Test     (For Needham students in their junior year) Needham Community Education will once again offer as a service to juniors – a full-length practice SAT exam. Your child will gain a familiarity with the exam and get a sense of his/her strengths and weaknesses as he/she begin to prep for the real test. Students will leave the practice test with their scores for the critical reading, math, and multiple-choice writing portions of the exam, as well as a copy of the test for review purposes. Fee:  $15 1 Saturday @ NHS Room 728 November 2 from 8:30AM-1:00PM No refunds or credits for cancellations less than one week prior to the start of the program. Parents/guardians, please be aware that if you register your under-18 year old child for an adult education class you are agreeing to the following: I hereby consent to my son’s/daughter’s participation in the Needham Community Education adult education program, the taking of photos of my child and/or promotion of the program and to his/her use of the Needham Public Schools facilities and equipment.  I further agree to release and hold harmless the Town of Needham, Needham Public Schools and their employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability or expenses arising out of any incident involving, or any account of any injury to my minor child in connection with such a program.  I accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment.  I agree to abide by all NCE policies.  
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F19-Explore Your Ancestry

Explore Your Ancestry Elizabeth Handler   Researching one’s ancestry has become one of the country’s favorite hobbies. This class will help you jump start your genealogy, whether you are brand new to it or have dabbled in it for a couple of years. You will learn what types of records are available, focusing on United States records, what information can be found in them, and where to find these records. We will explore what records can be found on free websites, including vital, census, cemetery, military, and other records. You will need to have an active email address so you can open an account with Familysearch.org. You may bring your own laptop or use one of the classroom computers. Limited to 12.   Dates: 4 Thursdays, October 17-November 14 (no class 10/31)       Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 605     Fee: $129
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F19-Behind the Scenes at The Davis: An Exploration of Technology and Art

Behind the Scenes at the Davis Museum: An Exploration of Technology in Art   NEW Davis Museum Curators   Experience the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, before public hours, with private curator-led tours providing highlights of special exhibitions and permanent collections at the Davis Museum. Sessions will focus on works in the collections and temporary exhibitions focusing on technology, from conservation and technical analysis, to inclusion of augmented reality, and will include special behind-the-scenes access to works in the Print Study Room.   September 25: Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting Alicia LaTores, Friends of Art Curatorial Research Assistant, will discuss a mysterious 16th century Venetian painting of the holy family with a donor and saints Sebastian and Catherine that was recently donated to the Davis Museum. Participants will learn about conservation and technical analysis of the painting, as well as looking at the work through an art historical lens to uncover a wealth of new information.   October 23: Recent Acquisitions: New Photographs Carrie L. Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, will discuss two recent acquisitions by up-and-coming women photographers, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose, along with a special viewing in the Print Study Room of additional works of art created by female artists.   November 20: Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons Amanda Gilvin, Assistant Curator, will lead an in-depth look into Fatimah Tuggar’s multimedia work in the artist’s major solo exhibition which investigates how race and gender shape our understanding of technology and the home. Gilvin will explore sculpture, photo-montage, video, and augmented reality, and Tuggar’s interrogation of the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts. Limited to 15.   Dates: 3 Wednesdays, September, 25, October 23 and November 20 Time: 10:00-11:00AM @ Davis Museum at Wellesley College              Fee: $55          
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F19-Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered

Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered   NEW Boston by Foot Guide A walk through Boston is a walk through time! The eclectic urban landscape is composed of layers of history whose story is revealed by the clues left behind. The city has aggressively reinvented itself over and over again to accommodate a growing population, the needs of business and industry, public and private transportation and public health and safety. It is engineered--from the first subway to Long Wharf through the Big Dig. Our tour will cover the invention of the telephone, the first American subway, the rise and fall of interstate highways, the recovery of the harbor, and perhaps even a forgotten body of water that was once Ben Franklin’s favorite swimming hole. Limited to 20. Date: Saturday, October 5                         Time: 2:00-3:30PM Meet your guide at the corner of Tremont and Court Streets, in the front entrance of the Government Center MBTA station.                      Fee: $15
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F19-Boston by Bulfinch

Boston by Bulfinch  NEW Boston by Foot Guide   Called one of America’s first architects, Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844) defined the Federal style of architecture and the physical fabric of Boston, capturing the vision and spirit of the young Republic. As an architect, town planner, and selectman, Bulfinch designed some of the city’s most enduring buildings, and the street layout now known as the Bulfinch Triangle. Bulfinch’s story unfolds through some of his greatest works, including the Massachusetts State House, the residences of Beacon Hill, the sites of Boston’s first theater and first Catholic cathedral, and the Tontine Crescent, which was his architectural masterpiece and financial ruin. Limited to 20.   Date: Saturday, October 12                                   Time: 2:00-3:30PM Meet your guide at Cardinal Cushing Park, 1 Bowdoin Sq. (corner of New Chardon and Cambridge Street).                                                Fee: $15
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F19-Hub of Literary America

The Hub of Literary America  NEW Boston by Foot Guide   By the mid-nineteenth century, Boston had earned the nickname “The Athens of America,” as an important center for literature and as home to many of America's greatest writers. It was the launch pad of American Romanticism, Transcendentalism, the Fireside Poets, and American Realism. Co-sponsored by the Boston Literary District, this literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, Charles Dickens, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Individually, they were writers and poets without peer. Collectively, they made Boston the epicenter of American Letters. This confluence of great minds gave rise to philosophical discussions that greatly influenced not only their own literary work but also 19th-century society at large and even our culture today. Limited to 20. Date: Saturday, October 19                                   Time: 2:00-3:30PM Meet your guide in the plaza at School and Washington Streets, between Walgreens and the Irish Famine Memorial.                               Fee: $15  
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F19-Try It Watercolor Workshop (daytime)

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“Try It” Watercolor Workshop (daytime) Sally Meding   Not sure if watercolor painting is for you? Please join us for a single class, (with all materials supplied) designed for beginners who have very little or no experience and want to explore the beauty of this transparent medium. We will focus on water to pigment ratios, 4 main techniques, basic color mixing, plus texturing techniques to create a small watercolor painting. Each step of the way will be demonstrated with the aid of a camera with projector, color photographs/photocopies and individual attention. Limited to 12.   Daytime Workshop  Date: Monday, September 23                                                                   Time: 1:00-3:30PM @ Center at the Heights                                                                 Fee: $29
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F19-Try It Watercolor Workshop (evening)

“Try It” Watercolor Workshop (evening) Sally Meding   Not sure if watercolor painting is for you? Please join us for a single class, (with all materials supplied) designed for beginners who have very little or no experience and want to explore the beauty of this transparent medium. We will focus on water to pigment ratios, 4 main techniques, basic color mixing, plus texturing techniques to create a small watercolor painting. Each step of the way will be demonstrated with the aid of a camera with projector, color photographs/photocopies and individual attention. Limited to 12.   Evening Workshop Date: Monday, September 23                                                                   Time: 6:30-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $29
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F19-Watercolor Painting I (evening)

Watercolor Painting I (evening) Sally Meding   This class will be geared for the complete beginner who has had little or no experience in watercolor. We will work on a number of skill-building exercises and small paintings, including washes, dry brush, sgraffito, spattering, masking and texturing techniques. We will explore how much water to pigment to use to create tints, glazes and deep dark shades, together with an introduction to color mixing. There will be step-by-step demonstrations each class to help you learn the basic techniques of painting with this vibrant transparent medium. Note:  A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class for copying of materials. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us, under Community Ed and Adult Education. Limited to 12 .   Evening Class Dates: 8 Mondays, October 7-December 9 (no class 10/14 and 11/11)                 Time: 6:30-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $179
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F19-Watercolor Painting I (daytime)

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Watercolor Painting I (daytime) Sally Meding   This class will be geared for the complete beginner who has had little or no experience in watercolor. We will work on a number of skill-building exercises and small paintings, including washes, dry brush, sgraffito, spattering, masking and texturing techniques. We will explore how much water to pigment to use to create tints, glazes and deep dark shades, together with an introduction to color mixing. There will be step-by-step demonstrations each class to help you learn the basic techniques of painting with this vibrant transparent medium. Note:  A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class for copying of materials. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us, under Community Ed and Adult Education. Limited to 12 .   Daytime Class  Dates: 8 Mondays, October 7-December 9 (no class 10/14 and 11/11)                             Time: 1:00-3:30PM @ The Center at the Heights                                                       Fee: $179  
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F19-Watercolor Painting II (daytime)

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Watercolor Painting II (daytime)       Sally Meding   This class will be geared for advanced beginners/intermediates who are looking to improve and expand upon their watercolor skills, particularly with washes, glazing, and softening edges. We will briefly review basic techniques and then continue to build basic skills by repetition with new subject matter. Edge control and continued exploration of color mixing will be the areas of concentration this session. There will be step-by-step demonstrations during each class and several complete paintings will be taught in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Drawing skills are a plus, but not essential. A short positive critique at the end of class is offered. Note: A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class for copying and some art materials.  A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us, under Community Ed and Adult Education . Limited to 10.    Daytime Class  Dates: 8 Thursdays, October 3-November 21                                       Time: 1:00-4:00PM Location: The Center at the Heights                                                       Fee: $189    
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F19-Watercolor Painting II (evening)

Watercolor Painting II (evening)        Sally Meding   This class will be geared for advanced beginners/intermediates who are looking to improve and expand upon their watercolor skills, particularly with washes, glazing, and softening edges. We will briefly review basic techniques and then continue to build basic skills by repetition with new subject matter. Edge control and continued exploration of color mixing will be the areas of concentration this session. There will be step-by-step demonstrations during each class and several complete paintings will be taught in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Drawing skills are a plus, but not essential. A short positive critique at the end of class is offered. Note: A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class for copying and some art materials.  A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us, under Community Ed and Adult Education . Limited to 10.    Evening Class Dates: 8 Thursdays, October 3-November 21                                       Time: 6:00-9:00PM Location: Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $189 
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F19-Early Morning Boot Camp (early winter session)

Early Morning Boot Camp (early winter session) Diana Parkhurst   Are you serious about becoming more fit? With the right fitness instruction and training, you can become stronger and healthier at any age, and have fun doing it. If you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle, tone up and/or are eager to work on getting back in shape (or staying in shape), this class will help you achieve your goals. Each workout will include a dynamic warm-up followed by high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises. HIIT is a technique in which you give all-out, 100% effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time, resulting in optimal muscle toning and retention, coupled with fat loss and increased calorie burn.  Note:  The exercises can be adapted for varying levels of fitness, but participants should be comfortable running or jogging for short distances. Participants should also feel comfortable (experience is not necessary) using a variety of fitness equipment, including weights, bands, medicine balls and physio-balls. Please wear athletic shoes and clothes comfortable for exercising. Limited to 18.   Early Winter Session Dates: 4 Mondays & 5 Wednesdays, January 6-February 5 (no class 1/20)                                                                          Time: 6:15-7:15AM @Needham Fitness Center                                                                     Fee: $119
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F19-Beginning Drawing II (daytime)

Beginning Drawing II (daytime) Eddie Bruckner   This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I or who have at least some basic study of drawing or painting.  We will cover additional drawing techniques using familiar as well as new drawing materials, learning about proportion, visual measurement, the interplay of observation, imagination, and memory, gesture drawing, contour versus outline, negative shapes, understanding overlaps and plane changes, perspective, light on form, composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of class and independent projects, you will gain a deeper understanding of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will help students develop at their own pace. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed.   Limited to 12.   Daytime Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, December 3-January 28 (no class 12/24 and 12/31)               Time: 3:30-5:30PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                                Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)
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F19-Vegan Indian Feast

  Vegan Indian Feast  NEW Shruti Mehta   In India, it is very easy to be a vegan without missing out on taste or flavor. There is a vast variety of traditional dishes that are vegan. Let’s get together and prepare an entire feast with dishes like onion pakoras (deep-fried onion fritters), spicy eggplant pulao (rice with silky eggplant prepared with sesame seeds and garam masala), mixed beans curry in tomato gravy, oat uppama (oatmeal with spices and vegetables), and a scrumptious dessert called laapsi, made with cracked wheat, cardamom and almonds. It will surely be a feast! A $20 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor in class. Bring plastic containers in case there are leftovers. Limited to 15.   Date: Tuesday, October 22                                                            Time: 6:00-9:00PM @High Rock School, Cafeteria                                                     Fee: $45
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F19-Beginning Drawing I and II (daytime)

Beginning Drawing I (daytime) Eddie Bruckner, Instructor   This relaxed introductory class will be geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability!  Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed.   Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  Dates: 7 Tuesdays, October 1-November 12                                         Time: 3:30-5:30PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                                Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time) Beginning Drawing II (daytime) Eddie Bruckner   This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I or who have at least some basic study of drawing or painting.  We will cover additional drawing techniques using familiar as well as new drawing materials, learning about proportion, visual measurement, the interplay of observation, imagination, and memory, gesture drawing, contour versus outline, negative shapes, understanding overlaps and plane changes, perspective, light on form, composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of class and independent projects, you will gain a deeper understanding of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will help students develop at their own pace. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed.   Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  Dates: 7 Tuesdays, December 3-January 28 (no class 12/24 and 12/31)               Time: 3:30-5:30PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                                Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)
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F19-Early Morning Boot Camp (fall session)

Early Morning Boot Camp (fall session) Diana Parkhurst   Are you serious about becoming more fit? With the right fitness instruction and training, you can become stronger and healthier at any age, and have fun doing it. If you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle, tone up and/or are eager to work on getting back in shape (or staying in shape), this class will help you achieve your goals. Each workout will include a dynamic warm-up followed by high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises. HIIT is a technique in which you give all-out, 100% effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time, resulting in optimal muscle toning and retention, coupled with fat loss and increased calorie burn.  Note:  The exercises can be adapted for varying levels of fitness, but participants should be comfortable running or jogging for short distances. Participants should also feel comfortable (experience is not necessary) using a variety of fitness equipment, including weights, bands, medicine balls and physio-balls. Please wear athletic shoes and clothes comfortable for exercising. Limited to 18.   Fall Session Dates: 8 Mondays & 8 Wednesdays, October 7-December 11 (no class 10/9, 10/14, 11/11 and 11/27)                                                                          Time: 6:15-7:15AM @Needham Fitness Center                                                                     Fee: $209
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F19-Beginning Drawing I (daytime)

Beginning Drawing I (daytime) Eddie Bruckner, Instructor   This relaxed introductory class will be geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability!  Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed.   Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  Dates: 7 Tuesdays, October 1-November 12                                         Time: 3:30-5:30PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                                Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)
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F19-Acrylic Painting II (evening)

Acrylic Painting II (evening) Eddie Bruckner   This course, a continuation of Acrylic Painting I, is open to anyone with basic painting skills. The focus will be strengthening and building upon knowledge of the basic elements of painting, techniques and concepts in acrylic painting. Join us for this fun and informative class to learn new skills and techniques.  Class work will include a variety of painting projects with guided instruction as well as the opportunity to create your own masterpiece of your choice. Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 5 Wednesdays, January 8-February 5                             Time: 6:30-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 903                                                      Fee: $119 ($299 if you register for Acrylic I and II at the same time)   A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Education.  
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F19-Acrylic Painting II (daytime)

Acrylic Painting II (daytime) Eddie Bruckner   This course, a continuation of Acrylic Painting I, is open to anyone with basic painting skills. The focus will be strengthening and building upon knowledge of the basic elements of painting, techniques and concepts in acrylic painting. Join us for this fun and informative class to learn new skills and techniques.  Class work will include a variety of painting projects with guided instruction as well as the opportunity to create your own masterpiece of your choice. Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  7 Tuesdays: December 3-January 28 (no class 12/24 and 12/31)                            Time: 1:00-3:00PM @One Wingate Way                       Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Acrylic I and II at the same time) An $85 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
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F19-Zumba

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM PRINTED CATALOGS. NEW TIME IS 6:30-7:30PM.   Zumba®  Angelica Ochoa Orozco   Zumba® is a great way to work out and is suitable for all levels of fitness. Dance the calories away, shimmy into shape, and have fun doing it! Limited to 15.   Dates: 9 Thursdays, October 3-December 12 (no class 10/31 and 11/28)                          Time: 6:00-7:00PM @Needham High School, Room 817                                          Fee: $139
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F19-Cardio Sculpt (early winter session)

Cardio Sculpt Workout (early winter session) Susie Kaplan   Are you looking to get back into shape? Or, trying to find a fun, challenging workout routine you can stick with? This class will help you build a leaner, more sculpted body, improve your posture and balance, and get your heart rate pumping. We will combine a great cardio workout with muscle conditioning to provide a total body workout. If you are comfortable engaging in moderately vigorous exercises, including aerobic routines, then this class will be the right level of intensity. Note: Wear comfortable workout clothing, and appropriate footwear for the aerobics portion of class, and bring sets of light and heavy hand weights, a mat or towel, and water to class . Limited to 15.   Early Winter Session Dates: 7 Wednesdays, December 11-February 5 (no class 12/25 and 1/1)  Time: 7:00-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 817                                                      Fee: $109  
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F19-Cardio Sculpt (fall session)

Cardio Sculpt Workout (fall session) Susie Kaplan   Are you looking to get back into shape? Or, trying to find a fun, challenging workout routine you can stick with? This class will help you build a leaner, more sculpted body, improve your posture and balance, and get your heart rate pumping. We will combine a great cardio workout with muscle conditioning to provide a total body workout. If you are comfortable engaging in moderately vigorous exercises, including aerobic routines, then this class will be the right level of intensity. Note: Wear comfortable workout clothing, and appropriate footwear for the aerobics portion of class, and bring sets of light and heavy hand weights, a mat or towel, and water to class . Limited to 15.   Fall Session Dates: 7 Wednesdays, October 2-November 20 (no class 10/9)       Time: 7:00-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 817                                          Fee: $109  
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F19-T-Shirt Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt  New Catherine Gentile   Turn yours or your family member’s t-shirt collection into a crafted keepsake—a unique lap quilt. Over two Saturdays, you will learn the techniques needed to prepare and trim your t-shirts for sewing. Then, you will lay-out your design with expert supervision and start sewing it all together. Layering the quilt with batting, quilting and finishing will be discussed. Bring your machine (easily transported in a rolling suitcase). A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed. Limited to 12.
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F19-Beginning Sewing: Pillow with 3-Button Closure

Beginning Sewing: Pillow with 3-Button Closure   New Catherine Gentile   Do you own a sewing machine, but are new to sewing? In this one evening workshop, you will learn the basics, such as how to sew even seams, make buttonholes and sew on buttons with your machine. You will put these new skills to use making a charming 14” pillow cover with a contrasting fabric band, three buttonholes and decorative buttons. Bring your machine (easily transported in a rolling suitcase). A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed. Limited to 12.   Date: Thursday, October 3                                                                         Time: 6:30-9:00PM @Needham High School, Cafeteria classroom                                    Fee: $39
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F19-Acrylic Painting I and II (evening)

Acrylic Painting I  (evvening)    Eddie Bruckner   Acrylic paint, the chosen medium for many amateur and professional artists, is versatile, non-toxic, easy to clean, and offers brilliant color. Acrylic paints provide great opportunities to learn about values, color, mixing paints, brushwork, and more. If this is appealing to you, join us for this fun and informative class to learn the basics of painting with acrylics and/or to expand your artistic abilities. Class will be appropriate for beginners as well as those with some prior experience painting with acrylics. We will cover acrylic painting techniques, basics of composition, color theory, and learn the various ways to mix and apply paint. Class work will include a variety of painting projects including imaginative and observational painting, landscapes, seascapes, still life, and more.  Students will receive both group and individualized instruction to develop at their own pace. Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their painting skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 8 Wednesdays, October 16-December 11 (no class 11/27)                          Time: 6:30-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 903                                                      Fee: $195 ($299 if you register for both Acrylic I and Acrylic II at the same time)   A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Education. Acrylic Painting II (evening) Eddie Bruckner   This course, a continuation of Acrylic Painting I, is open to anyone with basic painting skills. The focus will be strengthening and building upon knowledge of the basic elements of painting, techniques and concepts in acrylic painting. Join us for this fun and informative class to learn new skills and techniques.  Class work will include a variety of painting projects with guided instruction as well as the opportunity to create your own masterpiece of your choice. Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 5 Wednesdays, January 8-February 5                             Time: 6:30-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 903                                                      Fee: $119 ($299 if you register for Acrylic I and II at the same time)   A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Education.
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F19-Acrylic Painting I (evening)

Acrylic Painting I  (evening)    Eddie Bruckner   Acrylic paint, the chosen medium for many amateur and professional artists, is versatile, non-toxic, easy to clean, and offers brilliant color. Acrylic paints provide great opportunities to learn about values, color, mixing paints, brushwork, and more. If this is appealing to you, join us for this fun and informative class to learn the basics of painting with acrylics and/or to expand your artistic abilities. Class will be appropriate for beginners as well as those with some prior experience painting with acrylics. We will cover acrylic painting techniques, basics of composition, color theory, and learn the various ways to mix and apply paint. Class work will include a variety of painting projects including imaginative and observational painting, landscapes, seascapes, still life, and more.  Students will receive both group and individualized instruction to develop at their own pace. Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their painting skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. Limited to 12. Evening Class Dates: 8 Wednesdays, October 16-December 11 (no class 11/27)                          Time: 6:30-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 903                                                      Fee: $195 ($299 if you register for both Acrylic I and Acrylic II at the same time)   A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Education.  
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F19-Knitting: Beginning and Beyond (early winter session)

Knitting: Beginning and Beyond (early winter session) Kate Murray   Join this multi-level knitting class, perfect for beginners to learn the basics, including how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. The class is also appropriate for those with some experience knitting who wish to practice and perfect their skills. The instructor will bring knitting needles and sample yarns to the first class to teach the basic skills, and will provide instructions on how to choose a project for the course. The Black Sheep Knitting Company, at 1500 Highland Ave. in Needham, offers a 10% discount on supplies for students in this class. Please bring your email confirmation (confirming your registration in the class) to the shop before the second class so the staff can assist you in choosing your project. Students are also welcome to bring a basic unfinished project to class, if they choose. Limited to 10.   Early Winter Session Dates: 8 Tuesdays, January 3-February 4                                             Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 902                                                     Fee: $185
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F19-Knitting: Beginning and Beyond (fall session)

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Knitting: Beginning and Beyond (fall session) Kate Murray   Join this multi-level knitting class, perfect for beginners to learn the basics, including how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. The class is also appropriate for those with some experience knitting who wish to practice and perfect their skills. The instructor will bring knitting needles and sample yarns to the first class to teach the basic skills, and will provide instructions on how to choose a project for the course. The Black Sheep Knitting Company, at 1500 Highland Ave. in Needham, offers a 10% discount on supplies for students in this class. Please bring your email confirmation (confirming your registration in the class) to the shop before the second class so the staff can assist you in choosing your project. Students are also welcome to bring a basic unfinished project to class, if they choose. Limited to 10.   Fall Session Dates: 6 Tuesdays, October 15-November 19                                      Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 902                                                     Fee: $139  
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F19-Blue Lotus: Core Fusion

Blue Lotus: Core Fusion Jen Serani   This fusion class features a combination of Yoga asanas with a focus on postures and exercises that strengthen the core of the body, promote stability and proper posture. We encourage participants to bring awareness back to their breath and work with their inner wisdom and body intelligence. Abdominal postures and breathing techniques (pranayama) are incorporated into the class to strengthen the connection between the upper and the lower body. Meditation may be included at the end of the class. All levels are welcome and modifications will be given throughout the class. Limited to 10. Dates: 8 Mondays, October 21-December 16 (no class 11/11)            Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM @Blue Lotus Healing Arts, 945 Great Plain Ave.                                     Fee: $145
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F19-Intro to the Colored Pencil

Introduction to the Colored Pencil            Eddie Bruckner   This relaxed introductory class will introduce the colored pencil and the wonderful art you can create from the vibrant colors.  Learn about blending styles, color layering effects, color mixing, value relationships, and pencil strokes for rendering realistic images. Your comprehension of light, color and shading will blossom as you explore this exciting medium. Emphasis will be on colored pencil techniques and classwork will include a variety of step-by-step instruction of colored pencil drawing exercises and projects.  Students will receive both group and individualized instruction to develop at their own pace. Explore the richness and vibrancy of this often overlooked medium.  Basic drawing skills are recommended, but not required. All levels welcome. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Education.   Limited to 12.   Dates: 6 Thursdays, January 9-February 13                                          Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                                                 Fee: $145
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F19-EasYoga (early winter session)

EasYogaTM for Older Adults (early winter session) Steffi Shapiro   EasYogaTM is a gentle form of yoga that is especially suited to older adults. Most of the exercises can be done while sitting in a chair or in a comfortable standing position. The gentle stretches and simple movements provide flexibility and strengthening for the neck, shoulders, abdomen and other parts of the body. They also help to release tension throughout the body. We will use simple breathing, concentration, and meditative exercises to relax the mind as well as the body. The various relaxation techniques can be practiced throughout the day and are a helpful way to combat insomnia. More information on EasYogaTM can be found at www.elder-yoga.com
. Limited to 40.   Early Winter Session Dates: 8 Tuesdays, December 10-February 11 (no class 12/24 and 12/31)                                                       Time: 9:00-10:00AM @Center at the Heights                                                                  Fee: $65
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F19-EasYoga (fall session)

EasYogaTM for Older Adults (fall session) Steffi Shapiro   EasYogaTM is a gentle form of yoga that is especially suited to older adults. Most of the exercises can be done while sitting in a chair or in a comfortable standing position. The gentle stretches and simple movements provide flexibility and strengthening for the neck, shoulders, abdomen and other parts of the body. They also help to release tension throughout the body. We will use simple breathing, concentration, and meditative exercises to relax the mind as well as the body. The various relaxation techniques can be practiced throughout the day and are a helpful way to combat insomnia. More information on EasYogaTM can be found at www.elder-yoga.com
. Limited to 40.   Fall Session   Dates: 9 Tuesdays, September 17-November 26 (no class 11/5)                 Time: 9:00-10:00AM @Center at the Heights                                                                              Fee: $75
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F19-Flow and Restore Yoga

Flow & Restore Yoga  New Samantha Hoff   “Flow & Restore” is a vinyasa-inspired class, which offers a slightly slower pace than traditional vinyasa/flow yoga, and provides students the opportunity to stretch, strengthen, connect to their breath, and release tension. With a slower pace, students have time to explore the details of individual poses. This is the perfect class for the new student to gain confidence and learn, or for the more experienced yogi looking to refine their alignment, gain strength while holding poses, and explore new pose variations. Poses range from gentle to challenging, with options offered throughout to customize your practice based on your ability and goals. Class ends with a restful, restorative savasana. Please bring a yoga mat and yoga blocks. Limited to 18.   Dates: 6 Thursdays, October 10-November 21 (no class 10/31)       Time: 4:15-5:15PM @High Rock School, Gym                                                                         Fee: $89  
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F19-Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body                Carol Oberle   Calm your mind, relax and tone your body, and nourish your spirit with Hatha Yoga. This class provides a safe, nurturing environment for beginners and anyone who seeks a gentle, compassionate style of yoga. Postures are adapted according to ability. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat to class. Limited to 18.   Dates: 7 Thursdays, October 3-November 21 (no class 10/31)                     Time: 7:30-8:45PM @Eliot School, Performance Center                                                       Fee: $115
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F19-Barre3: Wednesdays (early winter session)

barre3: Wednesdays (early winter session) barre3 Staff   barre3 draws from multiple influences--including ballet, yoga, and Pilates--to create innovative classes that focus on length, grace, and a healthy body. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. All movements are low-impact and designed to burn fat, build muscle and break through plateaus. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 75, a turbo athlete or you haven’t worked out in years, barre3 will help you lose weight, build strength, and transform your entire body.  Join a regular barre3 class at a discounted price, and see the results for yourself!  Note: Missed classes can be made up in any other 7pm class offered during the 7-week session; please call Barre3 to reschedule. 12 spots available to NCE students.   Early Winter Session: Wednesdays Dates: 7 Wednesdays, December 4-January 29 (no class 12/25 and 1/1)                                     Time: 7:00-8:00PM Location: barre3 Studio, 996 Great Plain Ave.                                      Fee: $125
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F19-Acrylic Painting I (daytime)

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Acrylic Painting I  (daytime)    Eddie Bruckner   Acrylic paint, the chosen medium for many amateur and professional artists, is versatile, non-toxic, easy to clean, and offers brilliant color. Acrylic paints provide great opportunities to learn about values, color, mixing paints, brushwork, and more. If this is appealing to you, join us for this fun and informative class to learn the basics of painting with acrylics and/or to expand your artistic abilities. Class will be appropriate for beginners as well as those with some prior experience painting with acrylics. We will cover acrylic painting techniques, basics of composition, color theory, and learn the various ways to mix and apply paint. Class work will include a variety of painting projects including imaginative and observational painting, landscapes, seascapes, still life, and more.  Students will receive both group and individualized instruction to develop at their own pace. Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their painting skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  7 Tuesdays: October 1-November 12                                         Time: 1:00-3:00PM @One Wingate Way                       Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for both Acrylic I and Acrylic II at the same time) An $85 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
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F19-Barre3: Wednesdays (fall session)

barre3: Wednesdays (fall session) barre3 Staff   barre3 draws from multiple influences--including ballet, yoga, and Pilates--to create innovative classes that focus on length, grace, and a healthy body. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. All movements are low-impact and designed to burn fat, build muscle and break through plateaus. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 75, a turbo athlete or you haven’t worked out in years, barre3 will help you lose weight, build strength, and transform your entire body.  Join a regular barre3 class at a discounted price, and see the results for yourself!  Note: Missed classes can be made up in any other 7pm class offered during the 7-week session; please call Barre3 to reschedule. 12 spots available to NCE students.   Fall Session: Wednesdays Dates: 7 Wednesdays, October 2-November 13                                             Time: 7:00-8:00PM @barre3 Studio, 996 Great Plain Ave.                                                                Fee: $125
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F19-Taste of Acrylic Painting

Taste of Acrylic Painting  New Eddie Bruckner   Not sure if acrylic painting is for you? Please join us for a single class, (with all materials supplied), designed for beginners who have very little or no experience and want to explore the beauty of acrylic paint. Enjoy an educational, relaxed, and fun evening creating an acrylic painting from start to finish. The instructor will talk you through everything you need to know, from how to mix paint colors to what sort of brush strokes to use. Limited to 12. Date: Wednesday, October 2                                                     Time: 6:30-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 903                                                      Fee: $39
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F19-Analyze and Blind Taste Wines Like the Pros (Feb. 5 section)

Analyze and Blind Taste Wines Like a Pro  (Feb. 5 section) Kim Wallace   Mastery of the blind tasting examination is a key component of the journey to becoming a Master Sommelier. If you are interested in developing your wine tasting skills, this class will provide you with important tools. You will taste 6 different wines that might be found in a blind test, analyzing them for sight, nose, palate, initial and final conclusions. You will leave with a better understanding of why a wine tastes like it does and how sommeliers use the “tasting grid” to analyze a wine without prior knowledge of the grape, varietal, vintage and origin. Limited to 20. Option #2 Date: Wednesday, February 5                                                                  Time: 7:00-8:30PM @Reveler Beverage Co., 250 Chestnut St., Needham                                    Fee: $35  
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F19-Relief Block Printmaking

Relief Block Printmaking Anne Nydam   Did you make a linoleum block print once in high school? Maybe it was years ago and you haven’t tried since. Or maybe you’ve never had the opportunity to make a block print--a distinctive and dramatic art form with a long history and a modern feel. In this class, you will learn how to carve and print a relief block using rubber, which is softer and easier (and safer) to carve than linoleum or wood. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects using different techniques, from note cards to limited edition artwork.  Whether you’ve tried your hand at printmaking before or are new to the art, you’re sure to learn, improve your artistic skills, and have fun . Note:   A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 12.   Dates: 4 Wednesdays, October 2-October 30 (no class 10/9)                        Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 909                                                     Fee: $125
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F19-Cake Decorating

Cake Decorating Basics  Cindy Carson   Beautifully decorated and delicious cakes or cupcakes can be the centerpiece of any celebration. Just think of the pride and satisfaction you will have if you create your own stunning cakes for holidays and gatherings! Come learn the basics of simple cake decorating, including: making the best tasting vanilla and chocolate buttercream frosting, how to use pastry tips to create ornate decorations such as the basket weave or flowers and leaves, or even writing “Happy Birthday” with flair. You will learn a new skill in each class for you to take home and practice. Each evening, we will also build upon the lessons from the prior week(s), so it’s best if you can attend all four weeks. Please bring a baked layer cake to the first class . After that, we can decide if you want to work on cupcakes or continue with cakes. A $40 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class and a supply list will be posted to the NCE website, www.needham.k12.ma.us , click on “Community Ed” and “Adult.” Limited to 10.     Dates: 4 Mondays, October 7-November 4 (no class 10/14)              Time: 6:30-8:30PM Location: Needham High School, Room 102                                        Fee: $125
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F19-Wine Tasting @ Sweet Basil: Wines of Rioja

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Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: Wines of Rioja     NEW Paul Malagrifa   Wine making in Spain has its origins in ancient Roman times and yet, most people don’t know much about these wonderful wines. For decades, Rioja was the only region anyone had ever heard of in Spain. Rioja was the refuge for French wine makers fleeing the  phylloxera  epidemic of the late 19th century and the benefactor of their expertise. Rioja produces wines that can be both eminently drinkable, as well as long term aging potential. Rioja offers wine lovers many choices--white, rosé and red--at prices that will make you smile. At this event, we will taste several stunning wines from several producers in Rioja. The tastings will be paired with a light meal. A wine fee of $15 per person is payable in class. Limited to 18.   Date: Sunday, December 15                                                                      Time: 2:00-4:00PM @Sweet Basil, 943 Great Plain Ave., Needham                                               Fee: $69  
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F19-Wine Tasting @ Sweet Basil: Old-World vs. New-World Wines

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Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: Old World vs. New World Wines    NEW Paul Malagrifa   Wine making began in the Old-World vineyards of Europe, some of which chart their beginnings back to the 1st century. France and Italy are the standard-bearers for these Old-World bastions of wine. European migrations transported these Old-World vines around the globe, resulting in wines that have a distinct character all to their own. In this class, we will taste several wines from well-known Old World and New World regions studying the similarities and the differences, as well as the reasons why. The tastings will be paired with a light meal. A wine fee of $30 per person is payable in class. Limited to 18.   Date: Sunday, November 10                                                                     Time: 2:00-4:00PM @Sweet Basil, 943 Great Plain Ave., Needham                                               Fee: $69  
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F19-Wine Tasting @ Sweet Basil: Wines of Southern Italy

Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: Wines of Southern Italy   NEW Paul Malagrifa   Italy is blessed with so many great wine regions, but most overview classes focus on the popular regions of Chianti, Piedmont, and the Veneto. As a result, many people never become familiar with some lesser known regions in the southern part of Italy. Campania, Abruzzo and Sicily are just a few regions that really deserve study. In this class, we will spend some time cruising through the southern part of Italy, discovering great tasting, high-value wines. The tastings will be paired with a light meal. A wine fee of $15 per person is payable in class. Limited to 18.   Date: Sunday, October 6                                                                Time: 2:00-4:00PM @Sweet Basil, 943 Great Plain Ave., Needham           Fee: $69  
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F19-Analyze and Blind Taste Wines Like the Pros (Nov. 13 section)

Analyze and Blind Taste Wines Like a Pro  (Nov. 13 section) Kim Wallace   Mastery of the blind tasting examination is a key component of the journey to becoming a Master Sommelier. If you are interested in developing your wine tasting skills, this class will provide you with important tools. You will taste 6 different wines that might be found in a blind test, analyzing them for sight, nose, palate, initial and final conclusions. You will leave with a better understanding of why a wine tastes like it does and how sommeliers use the “tasting grid” to analyze a wine without prior knowledge of the grape, varietal, vintage and origin. Limited to 20. Option #1 Date: Wednesday, November 13                                                             Time: 7:00-8:30PM @Reveler Beverage Co., 250 Chestnut St., Needham                                    Fee: $35  
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F19-All about Dark Chocolate: Taste and Learn

All about Dark Chocolate: Taste and Learn 1x NEW Holli Bassin   Besides tasting delicious, dark organic chocolate may improve libido and provide other important health benefits. Learn why you should love dark organic chocolate and then learn how! We will cover the basics of chocolate processing, the history behind this age-old food, the importance of quality in our foods, and then you can experience the proper way to taste chocolate for yourself. This is like a wine tasting, only with chocolate! A $5 chocolate fee is payable to the instructor in class . Limited to 15.   Date: Monday, November 4                                                          Time: 7:00-8:15PM @Needham High School, Room 202                                          Fee: $19
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F19-Chinese Brush Painting

Chinese Brush Painting  Nan Rumpf   This workshop is designed for adults and teens who would like to learn to interpret nature with brush, ink and watercolor. We will try to capture the essence of our natural world using expressive gesture strokes based on Asian ink brush painting traditions. No previous experience is required. Join us to learn new skills or brush up on your old skills. This class can also be helpful to watercolor and acrylic artists as it can expand their repertoire of expressive brushstrokes. No previous experience is required. The subjects for this series will be: The Pig, Warbler and Wisteria, Loquat, *Zen paper Wash, *Wild Orchid on Black Shuen paper with Mica paints. *(Zen and black Shuen paper and the mica paints will be provided by the instructor.) A materials list will be posted to the NCE website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed. There will also be some materials available for sale by the instructor during the first class. Contact Nan Rumpf with any questions (781-237-6318). Limited to 10.             Dates: 5 Saturdays, October 26-December 7 (no class 11/9 and 11/30)     Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM Location: Needham High School, Room 907                                        Fee: $145 
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F19-Abstract Watercolor

Abstract Watercolor  Sally Meding   In this class, we will explore different methods of abstracting realism (e.g. landscape or still life). We will study the elements and principles of design together with experimental techniques of applying paint and resists to produce a new abstract painting each week. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website www.needham.k12.ma.us under Community Ed and Adult Ed . A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 10.   Dates: 6 Thursdays, January 2-February 6                                Time: 1:00-4:00PM @The Center at the Heights                                                          Fee: $139
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F19-Intro to the Indian Spice Box

Introduction to the Indian Spice Box  NEW Shruti Mehta   Cooking Indian food can be both exciting and intimidating. With its array of exotic spices and herbs and unfamiliar dishes, even a simple dish can look daunting. This program aims to solve the mystery behind the cuisine by incorporating an introduction and familiarity to a variety of spices and grains like cumin, coriander, turmeric and ginger, to name a few. Each spice works in conjunction with other spices, resulting in dishes that can be sweet, sour, hot, and spicy all at once. We will prepare a basic Indian dinner, incorporating a variety of ingredients and techniques, to create a world of taste. A $20 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor in class. Bring plastic containers in case there are leftovers. Limited to 15.   Date: Monday, October 28                                                            Time: 6:00-9:00PM @High Rock School, kitchen                                                        Fee: $45
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F19-Barre3: Tuesdays (fall session)

barre3: Tuesdays (fall session) barre3 Staff   barre3 draws from multiple influences--including ballet, yoga, and Pilates--to create innovative classes that focus on length, grace, and a healthy body. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. All movements are low-impact and designed to burn fat, build muscle and break through plateaus. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 75, a turbo athlete or you haven’t worked out in years, barre3 will help you lose weight, build strength, and transform your entire body.  Join a regular barre3 class at a discounted price, and see the results for yourself!  Note: Missed classes can be made up in any other 7pm class offered during the 7-week session; please call Barre3 to reschedule. 12 spots available to NCE students.   Fall Session: Tuesdays Dates: 7 Tuesdays, October 1-November 12                                       Time: 7:15-8:15PM @barre3 Studio, 996 Great Plain Ave.                                                    Fee: $125
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F19-Middle Eastern Dinner: Cook and Enjoy!

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Middle Eastern Dinner: Cook and Enjoy  NEW Hila Krikov   Join us for a Middle Eastern style cooking and dining experience. We will start with classic dishes such as falafel, hummus, tahini and variety of salads. Then we will explore many pita-bread quick and easy serving ideas, and use authentic Middle Eastern ingredients to prepare our dessert. Be ready for hands-on participation, lots of lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs. Class will end around the table enjoying what we have prepared. Bring plastic containers for leftovers . Limited to 10.   Date: Thursday, December 12                                                      Time: 6:00-9:00PM @Hila’s home: 215 Fisher St., Needham                                                           Fee: $69
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F19-Simple & Delicious Healthy Work Week Meals

Simple and Delicious Healthy Work-Week Meals  NEW Barbara Carroll-Conway   Are you too busy during the week to come up with new dinner ideas? Expand your weekday dinner repertoire with some tasty, nutritious and easy to prepare recipes using readily available ingredients. A $15 ingredient fee is payable to the instructor in class. Bring plastic containers so you can take home samples. Limited to 6.   Date: Wednesday, November 13                                                             Time: 6:30-8:30PM @Needham High School, Cafeteria                                                        Fee: $39
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F19-Israeli Breakfast: Cook and Enjoy!

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Israeli Breakfast: Cook and Enjoy   NEW Hila Krikov   Israeli breakfast is fresh, vibrant, diverse, and nutritious. It’s the best way to start the day and it’s a meal you can eat all day. Join us for a hands-on class as we prepare some of the classic dishes: shakshuka, bourekas, Jerusalem bagels, Israeli salad, tahini, hummus, and halvah. We will chop, knead, cook, and bake using authentic ingredients and techniques, and when we’re done--we will gather around the table and enjoy what we have prepared, along with some other must-haves such as white cheeses and olives. Bring plastic containers for leftovers . Limited to 10.   Date: Sunday, December 8                                                           Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM @Hila’s home: 215 Fisher St., Needham                                                           Fee: $69
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F19-Reiki Level I Certification

Reiki Level 1 Certification Class  Rita Glassman   Celebrities, pro athletes, hospitals and corporate wellness programs all utilize Reiki for relaxation, pain reduction and to expedite healing. Come learn the ancient art of Reiki to become a practitioner, for self-healing or treating your family, friends, plants or pets. You will learn the traditional hand placements, self-treatment and emergency first-aid Reiki. You will receive and practice giving Reiki treatment, and you will be given information on the Reiki tenants, the code of ethics, and insurance. Wear comfortable clothing. Note: A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 8.   Date: Saturday, November 2                                                         Time: 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Needham High School, Library Classroom                          Fee: $149    
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F19-Simple & Delicious Holiday Side Dishes

Simple and Delicious Holiday Side Dishes  NEW Barbara Carroll-Conway   Are you stumped when tasked with bringing a side dish to holiday gatherings? Arm yourself with a few crowd-pleasing side dish options that are healthy, delicious and easy to prepare using readily available ingredients. These dishes will earn you praise at your next holiday gathering! A $15 ingredient fee is payable to the instructor in class. Bring plastic containers so you can take home samples. Limited to 6.   Date: Wednesday, November 6                                                               Time: 6:30-8:30PM @Needham High School, Cafeteria                                                        Fee: $39
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F19-Simple & Delicious Hors D'Oeuvres

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Simple and Delicious Hors d’Oeuvres  NEW Barbara Carroll-Conway   Add a few easy and tasty hors d’oeuvres recipes to your repertoire. In this class, you will learn how to make some crowd-pleasing dips and bites using readily available ingredients. Own your next pot-luck, Super Bowl party or cocktail gathering with these hors d’oeuvres! A $15 ingredient fee is payable to the instructor in class. Bring plastic containers so you can take home samples. Limited to 6.   Date: Wednesday, October 23                                                                  Time: 6:30-8:30PM @Needham High School, Cafeteria                                                        Fee: $39
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F19-Field Guide to Cognitive Issues

Field Guide to Cognitive Issues   NEW Dr. Gary Epstein and Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff   Cognitive issues, as we age, can include everything from minor short-term memory loss to delirium, dementia, inhibition and more. What are the differences? What are the signs? When should you be concerned? And, how can you communicate this concern productively? Limited to 25.   Date: Tuesday, December 3                                             Time: 7:00-8:30PM @New Bridge on the Charles Community Center, 5000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham Fee: $15
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F19-Raising Body Confident Kids

Raising Body Confident Kids  Caryn Bello     Research demonstrates that body image concerns and related eating disorders are on the rise. Forty percent of elementary school girls wish to be thinner and 80% of 10-year olds are afraid of being fat. Negative body image is linked to depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, and eating disorders. This class will highlight the factors contributing to negative body image in children and provide tools for fostering healthy body image in today’s culture. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 20.   Date: Saturday, November 16                                          Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM @Needham High School, Room 728A                           Fee: $49
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F19-Energy Bites: Holiday Edition!

Energy Bites: No-bake, plant based snacks on the go! Christine Higgins, Jennifer Gonzalez and Kirke Hall Put down the processed, packaged convenience foods and come learn how to make plant based snacks your family will love! We all know that processed foods are making us sicker,
and many of us are adopting a whole food lifestyle. Looking for something to replace the convenience snacks and protein bars? We have your solution: no bake, plant based, yummy energy bites that are irresistible! We will make, sample and take home several flavors of holiday themed energy bites in festive decorated jars that are perfect for sharing with family and friends. Join us for some holiday inspiration while learning about whole food nutrition in a supportive environment. A $15 ingredients fee is payable to the instructors in class. Please bring a mixing bowl and spoon. Limited to 15. Date: Wednesday, December 4                                                               Time: 7:00-8:30PM  @Needham High School, Room 901                                                     Fee: $25
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F19-Aeroponic Gardening

Aeroponic Gardening: Grow Fresh Produce Year-Round! Christine Higgins, Jennifer Gonzalez and Kirke Hall Yes, you can grow fresh produce year-round in New England! Come learn about state- of-the-art Tower Garden technology that allows you to grow indoors and outdoors all year long. Reduce your carbon footprint and control your food source without pesticides or herbicides. Tower Gardens grow 30% faster, produce 30% more yield and use 90% less water and space. With less food waste and Tower to table freshness, Tower Gardens are an economical and environmental no brainer! Sample delicious Tower Garden greens and learn about whole food nutrition in a supportive environment. Limited to 15. Date: Wednesday, October 23                                                                  Time: 7:00-8:30PM @Needham High School, Room 901                                                      Fee: $25
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F19-Beginning Drawing II (evening)

Beginning Drawing II (evening) Eddie Bruckner   This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I or who have at least some basic study of drawing or painting.  We will cover additional drawing techniques using familiar as well as new drawing materials, learning about proportion, visual measurement, the interplay of observation, imagination, and memory, gesture drawing, contour versus outline, negative shapes, understanding overlaps and plane changes, perspective, light on form, composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of class and independent projects, you will gain a deeper understanding of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will help students develop at their own pace. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed.   Limited to 12.     Evening Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, December 3-January 28 (no class 12/24 and 12/31)               Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)  
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F19-Beginning Bridge

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Beginning Bridge                  Jori Grossack   Modern Bridge has evolved into an exciting, fast-paced, and competitive partnership game. This is not your grandma’s game! The emphasis in this beginning bridge class will be twofold--to lay the foundations of solid bidding and superb play of the hand in an easy to follow and entertaining format. You will have fun while exercising your brain! This beginning class is appropriate both for students new to bridge and also for those who have dabbled with the game in the past.  Limited to 14.   Dates: 8 Mondays, October 7-December 9 (no class 10/14 and 11/11)                   Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ High Rock School, Media Center                                Fee: $179  
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F19-Single Malt Scotch--A Deep Dive

Single Malt Scotch--A Deep Dive @ Dave Becker’s Balani   1x  NEW Nick Taylor   The Knockdhu distillery is a legendary, old, single malt distillery in the Highlands of Scotland. They are known for making rich, fruity and full-bodied whiskies as well as dark, seedy, smoky single malts. In this tasting, we will explore the anCnoc single malts (made at Knockdhu) and learn about fermentation, distillation and maturation. In the process, we will taste a 12yr, 18yr and 24yr single malt as well as several limited edition smoky whiskies. This will be a great class to learn about single malt and taste an entire range of styles all from one superb distillery. Nick Taylor, Founder and Head of Whiskey for Taylor and Taylor Whiskey Co., will teach this class at the Balani restaurant where we will have some lovely tapas to accompany the whisky. A $20 whiskey fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 20.   Date: Sunday, November 17                                                                     Time: 5:00-6:30PM @Balani, 469 Moody St., Waltham                                                          Fee: $65  
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F19-I'm Stuffed!

I’m Stuffed!  NEW Jen Tuttelman   Almost every culture has their version of a food that is "stuffed" into a dough/pastry/wrapper. Come join us to make three different types of savory stuffed treats: dumplings, knishes and empanadas. After taking this class, you can go home and use these basic recipes to create your own versions with different fillings. This will be a fun night, employing a variety of ingredients, cooking techniques and flavor profiles. Bring plastic containers so you can take home ample portions of each item made in class. A $20 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor in class . Limited to 10.   Date: Wednesday, October 16                                                                Time: 6:00-9:00PM @High Rock School, Cafeteria                                                                 Fee: $65
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F19-Beginning Drawing I and II (evening)

Beginning Drawing I (evening) Eddie Bruckner, Instructor   This relaxed introductory class will be geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability!  Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed.   Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, October 1-November 19 (no class 10/8)                                                Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time) Beginning Drawing II Eddie Bruckner   This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I or who have at least some basic study of drawing or painting.  We will cover additional drawing techniques using familiar as well as new drawing materials, learning about proportion, visual measurement, the interplay of observation, imagination, and memory, gesture drawing, contour versus outline, negative shapes, understanding overlaps and plane changes, perspective, light on form, composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of class and independent projects, you will gain a deeper understanding of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will help students develop at their own pace. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed.   Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, December 3-January 28 (no class 12/24 and 12/31)               Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)  
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F19-Barre3: Tuesdays (early winter session)

barre3: Tuesdays (early winter session) barre3 Staff   barre3 draws from multiple influences--including ballet, yoga, and Pilates--to create innovative classes that focus on length, grace, and a healthy body. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. All movements are low-impact and designed to burn fat, build muscle and break through plateaus. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 75, a turbo athlete or you haven’t worked out in years, barre3 will help you lose weight, build strength, and transform your entire body.  Join a regular barre3 class at a discounted price, and see the results for yourself!  Note: Missed classes can be made up in any other 7pm class offered during the 7-week session; please call Barre3 to reschedule. 12 spots available to NCE students.   Early Winter Session: Tuesdays Dates: 7 Tuesdays, December 3-January 28 (no class 12/24 and 12/31)                                           Time: 7:00-8:00PM @barre3 Studio, 996 Great Plain Ave.                                                                Fee: $125
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F19-Acrylic Painting I and II (daytime)

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Acrylic Painting I  (daytime)    Eddie Bruckner   Acrylic paint, the chosen medium for many amateur and professional artists, is versatile, non-toxic, easy to clean, and offers brilliant color. Acrylic paints provide great opportunities to learn about values, color, mixing paints, brushwork, and more. If this is appealing to you, join us for this fun and informative class to learn the basics of painting with acrylics and/or to expand your artistic abilities. Class will be appropriate for beginners as well as those with some prior experience painting with acrylics. We will cover acrylic painting techniques, basics of composition, color theory, and learn the various ways to mix and apply paint. Class work will include a variety of painting projects including imaginative and observational painting, landscapes, seascapes, still life, and more.  Students will receive both group and individualized instruction to develop at their own pace. Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their painting skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  7 Tuesdays: October 1-November 12                                         Time: 1:00-3:00PM @One Wingate Way                       Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for both Acrylic I and Acrylic II at the same time) An $85 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.   Acrylic Painting II Eddie Bruckner   This course, a continuation of Acrylic Painting I, is open to anyone with basic painting skills. The focus will be strengthening and building upon knowledge of the basic elements of painting, techniques and concepts in acrylic painting. Join us for this fun and informative class to learn new skills and techniques.  Class work will include a variety of painting projects with guided instruction as well as the opportunity to create your own masterpiece of your choice. Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  7 Tuesdays: December 3-January 28 (no class 12/24 and 12/31)                            Time: 1:00-3:00PM @One Wingate Way                       Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Acrylic I and II at the same time) An $85 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
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F19-Beginning Drawing I (evening)

Beginning Drawing I (evening) Eddie Bruckner, Instructor   This relaxed introductory class will be geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability!  Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website www.needham.k12.ma.us , under Community Ed and Adult Ed.   Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, October 1-November 19 (no class 10/8)                                                Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $169 ($319 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)
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F19-Intro to Chinese Brush Painting

Intro to Chinese Brush Painting  New Nan Rumpf   Come join us as we explore the rewards of interpreting nature’s beauty through the ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting. This single session workshop is designed for beginners. All of the necessary materials will be provided by the instructor. She will guide you through the various brushstrokes used to depict some of the flora and fauna of our natural world. We will finish up by painting a composition of the Pussy Willow.   Date: Saturday, October 5                                                             Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM @Needham High School, Room 907                                          Fee: $35   
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F19-Blue Lotus: Spa Yoga

Blue Lotus: Spa Yoga Grace Steel   Spa yoga is a 75-minute, slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience based on Fluid Yoga sequencing. By engaging all five of the senses with soft candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, lots of hands-on assists and a renewed awareness of taste (and sometimes chocolate!), Spa aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation. The physical practice takes time to open the body’s subtle energy and prepares students to experience new depths of awareness in an extended, guided savasana or Yoga Nidra. Be prepared to feel like you just walked out of a spa! Limited to 10.   Dates: 6 Sundays, January 5-February 9                                                Time: 6:00-7:15PM @Blue Lotus Healing Arts, 945 Great Plain Ave.                                     Fee: $109  
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F19-Blue Lotus: Beginner Yoga 40+

Blue Lotus: Beginner Yoga 40+  New Joanne Afarian   This class is appropriate for beginners, or students returning to yoga, who are over the age of 40 or who would appreciate multiple specific alignment cues to engage each posture safely. Focus is directed on the fundamentals of yoga pose alignment and breathing technique. Postures are practiced slowly with pauses between them in the direction of Basic Vinyasa Flow. Emphasis is placed on careful and gradual individual development. Flexibility, core strength and your general well-being will improve with regular attendance. Limited to 10. Dates: 8 Fridays, October 4-November 22                                           Time: 8:00-9:00AM @Blue Lotus Healing Arts, 945 Great Plain Ave.                                              Fee: $145  
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F19-Blue Lotus: Meditation 3 Ways

Blue Lotus: Meditation Three Ways Kathleen Krivak Meditation practice has been shown to have many positive physical and mental benefits.  In this class, we will explore three types of meditation practices:  Mindfulness, Metta, and Chakra. Each type of meditation uses a different technique for focus: the breath is a focus in Mindfulness, a mantra is used in Metta and visualization is the tool in Chakra meditation. We will start with Mindfulness meditation, which teaches us to be unconditionally present to whatever is happening around and within us. For the next two weeks, we will practice Metta meditation, the cultivation of benevolence or “loving kindness” to ourselves and others. The following two weeks will be an exploration of Chakra meditation, using visualization and turning our attention to our Chakras, the large energy centers in our bodies that govern physical and emotional health. All of these practices bring calm and clarity as well as deep healing on physical and emotional levels.  In the last class, we will compare the different practices and do our final meditation according to the suggestion of the students. Limited to 12. Dates: 7 Wednesdays, October 16-December 4 (no class 11/27)                             Time: 7:15-8:15PM @Blue Lotus Healing Arts, 945 Great Plain Ave.                                  Fee: $129
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F19-Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

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CANCELED!   Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong Scott Brumit Tai Chi is one of the ancient martial arts from China that has become widely popular today as a gentle form of exercise that promotes health, strength and relaxation.  The slow motion and controlled movements make it an ideal form of exercise for men and women of all ages. Qigong is an integration of physical postures and focused intentions that emphasize controlled breathing techniques. Regular practice of Tai Chi and Qigong exercises can increase flexibility and stamina, reduce stress, improve balance and re-energize you-- physically, mentally and emotionally.  These are one of the only forms of exercise that become easier the longer it is studied, so skill and proficiency can continue to improve even as one gets older. Come join us to be introduced to Qigong and Tai Chi exercises; no experience is necessary--beginners and intermediates are welcome!  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Limited to 18. Dates: 7 Thursdays, October 3-December 5 (no class 10/31 and 11/7)       Time: 6:20-7:20PM @Eliot School, Performance Center                               Fee: $95
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Children: Tuesdays (fall session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Children’s Classes For Boys & Girls 4-12 Years of Age Time: 6:30-7:30PM                                                             @High Rock School, Gym Fall Session: Tuesdays Dates: 12 Tuesdays, October 1-December 17                                          Fee: $192
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Tuesdays (fall session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.     Adult & Family Classes For adults and teens aged 12 and older, and for children age 6 and older (when accompanied by an adult). Time: 7:30-9:00PM                                                               High Rock School, Gym Fall Session: Tuesdays Dates: 12 Tuesdays, October 1-December 17                                          Fee: $192
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Thursdays (fall session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.     Adult & Family Classes For adults and teens aged 12 and older, and for children age 6 and older (when accompanied by an adult). Time: 7:30-9:00PM                                                               High Rock School, Gym Fall Session: Thursdays Dates: 12 Thursdays, September 26-December 19 (no class 11/28)                       Fee: $192  
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Children: Thursdays (fall session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Children’s Classes For Boys & Girls 4-12 Years of Age Time: 6:30-7:30PM                                                             @High Rock School, Gym Fall Session: Thursdays Dates: 12 Thursdays, September 26-December 19 (no class 11/28)                       Fee: $192  
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Children: Tuesdays and Thursdays (fall session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Children’s Classes For Boys & Girls 4-12 Years of Age Time: 6:30-7:30PM                                                             @High Rock School, Gym Fall Session: Tuesdays Dates: 12 Tuesdays, October 1-December 17                                          Fee: $192   Fall Session: Thursdays Dates: 12 Thursdays, September 26-December 19 (no class 11/28)                       Fee: $192   Fall Session: Tuesdays & Thursdays                                                                  Fee: $325
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Tuesdays and Thursdays (fall session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Adult & Family Classes For adults and teens aged 12 and older, and for children age 6 and older (when accompanied by an adult). Time: 7:30-9:00PM                                                               High Rock School, Gym   Fall Session: Tuesdays Dates: 12 Tuesdays, October 1-December 17                                          Fee: $192   Fall Session: Thursdays Dates: 12 Thursdays, September 26-December 19 (no class 11/28)                       Fee: $192   Fall Session: Tuesdays & Thursdays                                                                  Fee: $312
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F19-Wine Tasting: A Tour of Northern Italy

Wine Tasting: A Tour of Northern Italy @Heritage of Sherborn    NEW Jen Ziskin   Join Jen Ziskin, Co-Owner of Heritage of Sherborn and La Morra, on a journey through Northern Italy, and explore the wines of Piedmont, Tuscany and the Veneto. Samples of these indigenous varieties of the North will be paired with an array of cicchetti (Italian tapas-style snacks prepared by Chef Josh Ziskin). A $25 wine fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 20.   Date: Thursday, October 10                                                                      Time: 6:30-8:30PM @Heritage of Sherborn, 33 N. Main St., Sherborn                                Fee: $49
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Children: Tuesdays (winter session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Children’s Classes For Boys & Girls 4-12 Years of Age Time: 6:30-7:30PM                                                             @High Rock School, Gym Early Winter Session: Tuesdays Dates: 12 Tuesdays, January 7-March 31 (no class 2/18)                              Fee: $192
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Children: Thursdays (winter session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Children’s Classes For Boys & Girls 4-12 Years of Age Time: 6:30-7:30PM                                                             @High Rock School, Gym Early Winter Session: Thursdays Dates: 12 Thursdays, January 2-March 26 (no class 2/20)                             Fee: $192
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Tuesdays (winter session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Adult & Family Classes For adults and teens aged 12 and older, and for children age 6 and older (when accompanied by an adult). Time: 7:30-9:00PM                                                               High Rock School, Gym Time: 6:30-7:30PM                                                             @High Rock School, Gym Early Winter Session: Tuesdays Dates: 12 Tuesdays, January 7-March 31 (no class 2/18)                              Fee: $192
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Thursdays (winter session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Adult & Family Classes For adults and teens aged 12 and older, and for children age 6 and older (when accompanied by an adult). Time: 7:30-9:00PM                                                               High Rock School, Gym Early Winter Session: Thursdays Dates: 12 Thursdays, January 2-March 26 (no class 2/20)                             Fee: $192
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Tuesdays and Thursdays (winter session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20.   Adult & Family Classes For adults and teens aged 12 and older, and for children age 6 and older (when accompanied by an adult). Time: 7:30-9:00PM                                                               High Rock School, Gym Early Winter Session: Tuesdays Dates: 12 Tuesdays, January 7-March 31 (no class 2/18)                              Fee: $192   Early Winter Session: Thursdays Dates: 12 Thursdays, January 2-March 26 (no class 2/20)                             Fee: $192   Early Winter Session: Tuesdays & Thursdays                                                   Fee: $312
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F19-Combat SAMBO for Children: Tuesdays and Thursdays (winter session)

Combat SAMBO – Practical Defensive System Grandmaster Michael Galperin   Combat SAMBO, a Russian self-defense style, incorporates the most effective survival techniques from Judo, Jiujitsu, Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and others. Students learn practical applications of self-defense techniques in a variety of real world life-threatening situations. Boost your confidence, health and fitness level by learning this unique martial art form. Uniforms and equipment are available for purchase in class. Visit the website for more information: www.combatSAMBO.com . Note:   Participants may join classes at any time at a pro-rated fee. Pro-rated registrations cannot be taken online. Please call NCE for registration information (781-455-0400 x5). Limited to 20. Children’s Classes For Boys & Girls 4-12 Years of Age Time: 6:30-7:30PM                                                             @High Rock School, Gym Early Winter Session: Tuesdays Dates: 12 Tuesdays, January 7-March 31 (no class 2/18)                              Fee: $192   Early Winter Session: Thursdays Dates: 12 Thursdays, January 2-March 26 (no class 2/20)                             Fee: $192   Early Winter Session: Tuesdays & Thursdays                                                   Fee: $312
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F19-Hip Hop and Street Jazz

Hip Hop and Street Jazz Dance  NEW Hallee Katz   Hip hop is an incredibly diverse dance genre and one rooted in music, culture and global impact. In this class, we will explore a range of hip hop styles—from hard-hitting to sassy. Think personality over rules, musicality over technique and flare over perfection; it’s all about being rooted in the music and your body. Come challenge yourself and bring your individuality. All backgrounds, experiences, ages and bodies welcome. Limited to 15.   Dates: 5 Mondays, October 21-November 25 (no class 11/11)                 Time: 7:30-8:45PM @Needham High School, Room 817                                                                                 Fee: $99
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F19-Waltz and Fox Trot

Waltz and Foxtrot Karen Leeds   Come learn the two basic ballroom dances. Once you have gotten these dances down, the world is your oyster! The same patterns are taught in both dances but each has a slightly different rhythm. Do you want to dance at weddings or other events instead of feeling awkward on the sidelines? Learn why it is so much fun to dance with a partner and move to the music as if you are one. Dance shoes with suede soles preferred, leather-soled shoes okay, rubber soles don’t often turn as well. Singles are encouraged to sign up. Couples can choose not to rotate partners. Limited to 24.   Dates: 4 Wednesdays, September 25-October 30 (no class 10/9 and 10/16) Time: 7:00-8:15PM @High Rock School, Gym                                                             Fee: $65  
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F19-Night Club Two-Step

Night Club Two-Step Karen Leeds   The night club two-step is a slow dance that is very popular in the country world. For slower songs, this dance is a great alternative to the 7th grade bear hug! It's also perfect for wedding couples who want to travel the far reaches of the reception floor but appreciate the extra time that comes with a slower tempo. Dance shoes with suede soles preferred, leather-soled shoes okay, rubber soles don’t often turn as well. Singles are encouraged to sign up. Couples can choose not to rotate partners. Limited to 24.   Dates: 4 Wednesdays, November 6-December 4 (no class 11/27)    Time: 7:00-8:15PM @High Rock School, Gym                                                             Fee: $65
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F19-Estate Planning and Probate

Estate Planning and Probate: What You Should Know  NEW Cory Rhoades, Esq. Before sitting down with your attorney to develop your estate plan, it is helpful to have a basic knowledge of the process and considerations. The following topics will be covered: Understanding the functions of primary estate planning documents: Durable Power of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy, and Last Will and Testament 
 Planning techniques utilizing life estates and trusts (irrevocable and revocable) 
 Reviewing the issues and reasoning behind nursing home planning 
 Explaining the Probate Court’s function and the process for probating a will or intestate 
estate Discussing potential tax issues in your estate plan. 
   Additional time will be provided at the end for questions. 
Limited to 20.   Dates: 2 Thursdays, January 9-16                                               Time: 6:30-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 206                                          Fee: $35  
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F19-Demystifying Social Security

Demystifying Social Security  NEW  Daniel Williams, CLU, ChFC, CFP   Deciding how and when to claim Social Security is one of the most critical financial decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime. Without an understanding of the many complex rules surrounding Social Security, you could leave thousands of dollars on the table. Learning the answers to the following questions will arm you with the information you need: When should I file for benefits? 
 What are the advantages and disadvantages of filing at age 62 or deferring to age 70? 
 How does the November 2015 change in the rules affect me? 
 How can I make sure I am taking advantage of available spousal, survivor or divorced benefits? How much of my Social Security will be subject to income tax? 
 What potential changes are in store for Social Security and how might they affect my claiming decision? 
   Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, November 13                                                         Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 728                                                  Fee: $25
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F19-Understanding Medicare

Understanding Medicare  Daniel Williams, CLU, ChFC, CFP   If you are close to age 65 or already on Medicare, this class is for you! By the end of the evening, you will feel fully enlightened on how Medicare works and the different health care choices available to those age 65+. The program will cover the following: How are parts A, B, C and D integrated; Medicare Advantage; and the pros and cons of HMO’s, PPO’s, and Medigap plans. You will also receive answers to the following questions: Should I take Medicare if I am still employed?
 How do I avoid late sign up penalties?
 Does any part of Medicare cover long-term care expenses? Limited to 15.   Date: Wednesday, October 23                                                                  Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 728                                                      Fee: $25
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F19-Retirement and College Savings

Retirement and College Savings: How, What, Where and When?   David Dirks   Saving for life’s goals has become complex: how much to save, how to invest, and where to put it. In this one-session class, we will seek to answer the how, what, where, and when of saving for your goals that fit your unique situation, and help you determine how much you will need, and whether you are “on track” for retirement. Topics that will be covered include: best uses for a 401k, IRA, Roth IRA, 529, and HSA. In addition, we will discuss the best way to save for college, cover specific topics like whether to pay down your mortgage more quickly, and how to set up a simpler way to budget. The goal is to help you feel more in control of your financial future and is intended for audiences of all levels. There will be plenty of time for questions. Limited to 20.   Date: Monday, October 21                                                             Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 206                             Fee: $19
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F19-Learn to Invest: The Stock Market Game

Learn to Invest: The Stock Market Game Peter Yaffe   Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make informed investment decisions, and practice using your skills with a virtual portfolio. You will start by examining various aspects of the functioning of markets, types of investment products, investment research, use of stock charts, impact of global events and conducting research for case studies. Then you'll learn about risk, speculating, and borrowing on margin. Working individually and in teams, you will compete against your fellow classmates and other groups across the state in the online investment game: The Stock Market Game™. This game is played each fall and spring by budding investors, from 4th graders to adults. Can you do better than an elementary school student in making savvy financial decisions? Come find out. No experience necessary! Students will need to bring a laptop to class. Limited to 12.    Dates: 8 Thursdays, October 3-December 12 (no class 10/24, 10/31 and 11/28)  Time: 7-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 204                                                     Fee: $145  
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F19-Writing for Publication

Writing for Publication Charlene Smith   Seeing your name in print has never been easier: you can write a blog, self-publish a book, or develop a podcast. Commercial publication, however, has never been harder. This dynamic, collaborative and supportive course, will help you develop some of the skills to identify the right markets for your writing, and the techniques commercial publishers demand, whether newspapers, magazines, or books. If you self-publish, it will also ensure you don’t go to print after months or years of hard work with a book that never gets sold. You will learn tips about writing, self-editing, and layout that will ensure a professional book that is ready for sale. When registering, please select the type of writing project you would like to develop in this class. A recommended reading list will be posted to the NCE website: www.needham.k12.ma.us_communityed /nce_adult/ . Limited to 18.   Dates: 6 Tuesdays, November 5-December 17 (no class 11/26)      Time: 6:00-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 202                                                      Fee: $159  
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