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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 Full SAT Prep for March 14 SAT (Wednesdays)

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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 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-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-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-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-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-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, December 3-February 4                                             Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 902                                                     Fee: $185
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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-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-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-Abstract Watercolor

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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-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-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-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-Intro to Permaculture

Intro to Permaculture: Grow Fruits, Nuts, Herbs and More in Your Backyard  NEW Babette Wils   If bad climate news is getting you down, here is something fun that you can do to make the world a better place right in your own backyard!  Permaculture is a way to grow fruits, nuts, herbs and vegetables, that intentionally mimics patterns and relationships found in natural ecosystems.  In a permaculture garden, everything works together in synergy-- the soil life, different plants supporting each other, and the gardener. As a result, a permaculture garden requires less water, fertilizer, pest-control and work than a conventional garden and is highly productive. It is also a natural habitat for wildlife, including pollinators and butterflies, and a way to sequester some of that excess carbon floating around. This workshop will introduce you to the basic principles of permaculture and will give you practical ideas to get started with. Limited to 15.   Dates: 2 Wednesdays, January 29-February 5                                     Time: 6:30-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 909                                                      Fee: $45
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F19-Needham Diversity Summit

Needham’s 8th Annual Diversity Summit: Restoring the Rhythm of Life  Co-Sponsors: Needham Diversity Initiative, Needham Human Rights Committee, and Needham Public Schools   Join us for a day of learning, conversation, and thought-provoking panelists as we continue to build the ties that bind us into a welcoming community that embraces diversity and inclusiveness. We will go deep in our thinking about groups that are stigmatized and how we can break the chains of stereotypes so prevalent in our culture.   Date: Saturday, November 16                                          Time: 8:30AM-2:30PM @Pollard Middle School                                                    No fee, but registration required
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F19-Electric Cars and Hybrids

Electric Cars and Hybrids  Peter Kane   Are you thinking of buying an electric car or a hybrid and would like to learn more about the options? This class will answer your questions about options currently available, what they cost, how they work, their range, charging time, and performance. You will also receive information on financial incentives, market trends and environmental benefits. The instructor can describe his experience with two hybrids and three electric cars. Limited to 20.    Date: Tuesday, December 3                                                         Time: 7:00-8:30PM @Needham High School, Room 206                                          Fee: $25
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F19-Upholstery: Advanced Beginning Workshop

Upholstery: Advanced Beginning Workshop Michael Woloshyn   Calling all experienced upholsterers! If you would like to get started on a new project with the support of the class and the instructor, or if you have a project you have been meaning to finish, this 4-session workshop is perfect for you! Pre-requisite: attendance in at least one of Michael’s Upholstery classes. Bring tack hammer, tack puller, good scissors, pliers, and chair to the first class. Enter Pollard using the back doors off of Bradford St. and near the gyms. Limited to 12.    Dates: 4 Mondays, January 6-February 3 (no class 1/20)                   Time: 6:30-9:30PM @Pollard Middle School, Room 104                                                       Fee: $85
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F19-Keeping Bees

Keeping Bees: A Year in the Life of a Honeybee Colony and Its Beekeeper     symbol Birgit DeWeerd   Birgit deWeerd is a beekeeper in Bedford, MA. A chemist by profession, she first became fascinated with beekeeping 30 years ago, when a friend gave her a jar of honey produced by bees from her own hives. Join Birgit for an engaging presentation on the activities in and around a beehive, starting in January and ending in the fall with the honey harvest.  You will learn about the social interactions of honeybees, pollen and nectar collection activities, honey productions, and the evolution of beekeeping from medieval times to the 21st century. You may even become inspired to become a beekeeper yourself! Further resources on how to become a beekeeper will be provided. Birgit’s honey, skin cream, and book will be available for purchase for those interested. This will be a delightful evening for gardeners, those considering beekeeping as a hobby, and anyone interested in the fascinating life of bees. Limited to 15.     Date: Thursday, February 6                                                                       Time: 7:00-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 206                                                     Fee: $29  
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F19-Low-Maintenance Gardening: Fall Workshop

Low-Maintenance Gardening: Fall Workshop Joanne Neale   Do you think fall and winter are times to rest in the garden? Wrong! There is plenty you can do now, from small tasks to big-picture planning. Come join us for this two-session class to learn what you can do now to cultivate a beautiful landscape. We will focus on techniques for designing, planting and maintaining a low-maintenance, sustainable and environmentally responsible garden that is appealing in all four seasons. In addition, you will be introduced to some new plants to try, including lesser-known, easy-care trees, evergreens, flowering shrubs, bulbs, perennials and ground covers for sun or shade, wet or dry sites. The class will include a PowerPoint presentation and ample time for answering specific questions. You will come home with many color handouts and other materials to help you plan your garden. Limited to 20.   Dates: 2 Tuesdays, September 24-October 1                                        Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 409                                                      Fee: $75
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F19-Intro to Video Editing

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Introduction to Video Editing   NEW Marc Mandel and Mike Levin   Craft your video footage into a finished product by learning the basics of video editing software. The talented professionals of the Needham Channel will guide you through the process in this hands-on program. You will learn how to transfer footage to a computer, how to work with an editing program (in this case, Final Cut X), and how to export a video for viewing on your computer or on your television. Limited to 6.   Dates: 3 Saturdays, January 11-25                                             Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM @Needham Channel Studio, 257 Chestnut St.                         Fee: $55
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F19-Photoshop as an Interior or Landscaping Design Tool

NEW DATES: 3 Tuesdays, January 14-28   Photoshop as an Interior or Landscaping Design Tool  NEW Andrew Coyle   Photoshop skills are a wonderful tool for interior and landscape design! The program can allow you to envision projects before spending lots of money on paint colors, furniture, fixtures and plants. Whether you are a professional designer or a DIY home improver, you will benefit immensely from this tool. Fun in-class projects will creatively help you hone your new skills to do things like digitally change colors on walls and experiment with bold decorative touches, all without having to commit a dollar or a drop of sweat equity. Once you make your Photoshop dream space, you will feel more confident to make it happen in your home! Computers equipped with Photoshop will be available for you to use but if you have Photoshop installed on your personal laptop, feel free to bring it and learn to use it better. Participants should have a basic familiarity with the Photoshop. Limited to 15.   Dates: 3 Tuesdays, January 14-January 28                                             Time: 6:00-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 809                                                      Fee: $99
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F19-Intro to Photos on the iPhone

Intro to Photos on Your iPhone Howard Loewinger   In this introductory class, you will learn how to use the 
iPhone camera and what to do with photos once you have taken them. We will look at where the photos are stored
 and the different options for storage, including the advantages of online photo storage. You will learn about some popular photo sharing and storage options, such as Instagram and Flickr. Instruction will be provided for downloading photos you receive from others and uploading photos to emails and text messages you send; and you will learn how to upload photos to both a Macintosh and Windows computer. Be sure to bring your iPhone to class! Limited to 14. Dates: 2 Thursdays, January 9-16                                                           Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 406                                                      Fee: $65
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F19-Mah Jongg: Supervised Play

Mah Jongg: Supervised Play Sharon Katz   What better way to spend a cold, dark winter night than playing mah jongg?! This program is designed for enthusiasts who are able to play a round independently in 30 minutes of under. While the games are underway, the instructor, will consult with players about their hands and answer questions about rules. Get out of your house and join the fun! 2019 mah jongg cards may be purchased from the instructor for $9. Limited to 12.   Dates: 3 Wednesdays, January 8-January 22                                       Time: 6:45-8:45PM @Center at the Heights                                                                              Fee: $65
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F19-Intermediate Italian

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Intermediate Italian  NEW Barry Bridgelal Keep up your Italian learning in this new NCE program! Upon completion of this level, you should be able to discuss topics such as moods, travel, holidays and business, using the present, past and future tenses. This class will emphasize improvement of oral comprehension and creative expression through the use of teaching resources including reading selections. Reflexive verbs, indirect and direct object pronouns, expressions of time and duration, simple and articulated prepositions will be covered.  Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 12.   Dates: 7 Thursdays, December 12-February 6 (no class 12/26 and 1/2) Time: 6:30-8:15PM @Needham High School, Room 416                                          Fee: $145
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F19-Advanced Beginning Bridge-WINTER SESSION

NOT INCLUDED IN CATALOG Advanced Beginning Bridge Jori Grossack   This Advanced Beginner bridge course is designed to take the beginner player to the next level of both bidding and play of the hand. We will continue to work on no trump techniques and to strengthen trump suit play. In addition, we will spend time on simple defensive techniques (like leads) and attitude signals. If we have the time we will also introduce competitive bidding like overcalls and takeout doubles. All new and fun challenges await! Limited to 14.   Dates: 8 Mondays, January 13-March 9 (no class 1/20 and 2/17)                   Time: 7:00-9:00PM @High Rock School, Media Center                                 Fee: $179
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F19-Yoga for You

Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Yoga for You Dates: 7 Thursdays, December 12-February 6 (no class 12/26 and 1/2)                Time: 7:30-8:45PM Location: Eliot School, Performance Center                                          Fee: $115 This class pulls from a medley of yoga lineages and styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin and Taoist. By mixing our influences, we can create a balanced map for physical, emotional and cultural health. The class focus will be gentle flow and restorative sequencing, with the goal of steering and guiding you on a path of strength and comfort in your body. Bring a yoga mat and yoga blocks . Limited to 18.
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F19-Flow and Restore Yoga (early winter)

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: 7 Thursdays, December 12-January 30 (no class 12/26)       Time: 4:15-5:15PM @High Rock School, Gym                                                                         Fee: $89  
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F19-Advanced Spanish II mini-session

Advanced Spanish II mini-session Diana Garcia-Martinez   This class is designed for those students who have taken Diana’s Advanced Spanish class and who have good command of the imperative and present subjunctive tenses as well as the building blocks of the Indicative tenses. We will learn the imperfect and past perfect of subjunctive as well as other tenses within the Indicative such as conditional, present and past perfect. Students will be encouraged to make oral presentations in class in order to practice their speaking skills and the reading assignments will be more expansive in vocabulary and more complex in structure. Students will need to purchase a text book (approximately $35) for this course. Details will be posted to the NCE website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , click on Community Ed and Adult, and then the Materials Lists tab. Limited to 15.   Dates: 4 Wednesdays, December 11-January 22 (no class 12/18, 12/25 and 1/1) Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 713                                          Fee: $89      
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F19-Beginning Spanish mini-session

Beginning Spanish mini-session Diana Garcia-Martinez   Have you been thinking about learning Spanish? Would you like to be able to communicate with native Spanish speakers in the U.S or as you travel the world? Or, do you believe that learning a new language enables us to understand the culture, traditions and history of a country? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the class for you! You will learn the building blocks of the Spanish language, everyday vocabulary, and practice simple conversations from the first day of class. The emphasis will be on speaking, listening and immersing ourselves in the language. Come and enjoy learning a new language in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. This course is for those with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Students will need to purchase a text book (approximately $35) for this course . Details will be posted to the NCE website: www.needham.k12.ma.us , click on Community Ed and Adult, and then the Materials Lists tab. Limited to 15. Dates: 6 Tuesdays, December 10, January 7, 14, 21 and 28, February 4                    Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 713                                                      Fee: $179
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F19-Watercolor Painting II (daytime) WINTER

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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 Mondays, January 6-March 9 (no class 1/20 and 2/17)                                     Time: 1:00-4:00PM Location: The Center at the Heights                                                       Fee: $189    
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