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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)

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 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-Hub of Literary America

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CANCELED!   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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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

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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

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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-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-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-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: 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-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-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-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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F19-Short Stories Book Club

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CANCELED!   Short Stories Book Club  NEW  Brooks Goddard Short stories intrigue us by what is included and what is left out. These particular stories might be summarized by the E. E. Cummings poem which begins “be of love(a little)/More careful/Than of everything.” Robert Butler wrote A Good Scent from A Strange Mountain in 1992, and Viet Nguyen’s collection Refugees appeared in 2017. Both address Vietnamese immigrant matters in the USA. The titles of Junot Dias’s and Raymond Carver’s collections This Is How You Lose Her /2012 and What We Talk About When We Talk About Love /1981, respectively, leave no doubt about topic. The class will be participant-discussion, seminar format. Limited to 18. Dates: 6 Mondays, October 21-December 2 (no class 11/11)            Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM @Center at the Heights                                                                              Fee: $135  
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F19-Poetry Workshop

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CANCELED!   Poetry Workshop  NEW  Ken Lundberg   Explore published poetry in an informal, open discussion, and also create your own poetry through a series of writing exercises meant to stimulate the creative process. Mini lessons will bring into focus the use of various poetic devices such as sensory detail (metaphor, simile, symbolism) and sound effects (alliteration, consonance, assonance). Bring a laptop, notebook or both. Limited to 12.   Dates: 6 Wednesdays, October 16-November 20                                Time: 3:30-5:00PM @Pollard Middle School, Library                                                             Fee: $135
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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-How to Find a Good Fit when Looking to Do Good

How to Find a Good Fit when Looking to Do Good Kris DeGraw Dana   Are you searching for a meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity, but don’t know where to start? This unique class is geared toward retirees looking to give back, people needing to fulfill required community service hours, and those wanting to volunteer as a way to explore a new career path. The instructor, a seasoned volunteer coordinator for non-profits, will provide insight into how organizations typically determine their volunteer needs, recruit and value their volunteers. You will learn how to interpret volunteer listings to gain a better sense of whether it is a good match for your personal catalysts, commitment ability and your skill-set/personal strengths. Each participant will gain a better understanding of the value they might bring to a non-profit through the creation of a Volunteer AvatarTM. There will be some time dedicated to individual placement guidance. Limited to 12. Dates: 2 Wednesdays, November 6-13                                                  Time: 6:30-8:30PM @Needham High School, Room 201                                                      Fee: $59    
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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-Photoshop: Specialty Projects

Photoshop: Specialty Projects  NEW Andrew Coyle   Learn to apply your Photoshop skills to fun projects that are sure to impress! Photoshop is so much more than just a way to enhance a photo. Whether you want to learn to use Photoshop to make marketing materials for your business or fun keepsakes for your kids, these specialty projects will show you how to unlock the potentials of the program. Fun in-class projects will encourage you to push your creativity! Collage your best pictures for digital scrapbooking. Merge images together to turn your child into a superhero in a poster ready for the cinema. Learn to take traditional art you’ve made to the next level! You’ll even get tips on how to create images that are ready to apply to products and apparel that are ready to take to E-commerce sites like Etsy and Amazon. 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, December 3-December 17                                                Time: 6:00-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 809                                                      Fee: $99
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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-Home Cleaning Hacks

Home Cleaning and Tidying Hacks   NEW Faina Shapiro   Spend less time with the drudgery of house cleaning and more time doing what you enjoy. Faina is passionate about simplifying housekeeping and happy to share clever tips that will transform the state of your home permanently. Her recommendations will not only save time, but money too! The program will also focus on how to sustain the appeal and value of your home. You may bring pictures of specific areas you need help cleaning to discuss at the end of the class. Limited to 15. Date: Thursday, November 7                                                                    Time: 6:00-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 202                                                      Fee: $29    
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F19-Intro to Video Editing

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-Home Renovation Tips and Hacks

Home Renovation Tips and Hacks   NEW Faina Shapiro   Not every home renovation project is a good investment or a wise use of disposable income. Faina, an experienced property manager and investor, will teach you which improvements are worth the expenditure, which you might try tackling yourself, when you should call upon an expert, and how to keep costs in check. You will learn about the design and construction process for completing home renovations, and you will receive tips for hiring a trust-worthy contractor. Whether to leave or stay during a renovation project will be covered, and DIY home repair hacks will be provided. There will also be time for questions about your specific project. Limited to 15.   Date: Thursday, October 17                                                                      Time: 6:00-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 202                                                      Fee: $29
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F19-How to Put Your Videos to Work in the Internet Age

How to Put Your Videos to Work in the Internet Age  NEW Marc Mandel and Mike Levin   If the videos you shoot are just left on your device and not put to any further use, there is so much more you could be doing with this footage: sharing them with friends and family, creating video blogs, even developing your own internet or public access channel TV show. The talented professionals of the Needham Channel can open you up to many of the possibilities for video sharing. In this one-night workshop, explore the accessibility of video tools in the modern technological environment, and how resources like the Needham Channel can help you learn to use them, shape your message, and pursue distribution online. Limited to 10.   Date: Monday, November 4                                                                      Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham Channel Studio, 257 Chestnut St.                         Fee: $19
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F19-Photoshop as an Interior or Landscaping Design Tool

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 7-January 21                                             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-Speaking with Confidence

Speaking with Confidence  NEW Lau Lapides   Are you making the impression you want to be making? Need to polish your speaking skills for work? Want to eliminate fears and anxieties of speaking? From the moment you enter a room, in literally seconds, you make your impression. Your smile, your voice, your first few words, your style, your energy, your initial eye contact--all of these ingredients create the successful chemistry to "command presence!"  In this dynamic, fast-paced exciting workshop you will strengthen and polish your speaking style by utilizing tools and techniques to help you engage your audience and polish your presentation. Build self-confidence while learning how to organize and deliver interesting and relevant content to your audience. Polish your articulation, neutralize local accent/dialect and work on breathing techniques. Develop storytelling techniques that work and engage your audience. Come dressed in comfortable clothing, bring a notebook and water. This session will be accompanied by a complimentary consultation and assessment at the Lau Lapides Company studio. No prior speaking experience necessary! Limited to 20.   Date: Thursday, November 7                                                        Time: 6:30-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 728A                                       Fee: $35  
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F19-Get More from Your iPhone

Get More from Your iPhone Howard Loewinger Did you know that your iPhone can do virtually all of the things your computer can do? Plus, of course, make calls. In this class, we will cover the basics, such as: calling options and the different ways to touch the screen. We will also take
 a look at how to customize your screen and the various settings, like how to figure out how much storage you have left. Our learning will continue with a focus on apps: how to get new ones, how to see your open apps, and how to delete apps you no longer use. We will also go over apps like Messaging, email and Google, and learn how to give voice commands. In addition, you will be given tips and tricks for using that pesky screen keyboard. Time will be dedicated to instruction on how to use the camera for still pictures and video. We will also talk about syncing your contacts, calendar, reminders and other data to your iPad and Mac. Bring your iPhone and questions to class! The focus will be on iPhones running the current version of iOS, but most information will apply to all versions of older iPhones. Limited to 14. Dates: 2 Thursdays, December 5-12                                                       Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 406                                                      Fee: $65
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F19-Learn the Basics of Flight and Aviation

Learn the Basics of Flight and Aviation @Global Flight Adventures Flight Simulation Center Global Flight Adventures staff   In this engaging, entertaining and educational program, you will learn major topics of flight and aviation, including: the history of flight, physics of flight, aircraft systems, weather and navigation. Along with classroom time, you will get hands-on experience flying in a state-of-the-art Boeing 737NG simulator. The simulator models one of the most popular aircrafts ever made, in painstaking detail. You will also use a Cessna 172 sim, which is an exact replica of one of the most popular general aviation and training aircrafts. The culmination of the program will be performing a complete solo flight in one of the simulators. Open to 16 year olds-adult . Limited to 10.   Dates: 4 Sundays, October 27-November 17                                        Time: 4:00-7:00PM @ Global Flight Adventures, 609 Neponset St., Canton                      Fee: $434
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F19-Global Travel Night

Global Travel Night A special event for high school parents and students   Wednesday, November 13   6:45-7:30pm Orientation to Global Travel and the NHS Global Competence Program (GCP) GCP Director, Stephen Plasko, will orient students and parents to both the international travel opportunities at Needham High and to the Global Competence Program (GCP). The GCP was developed by Needham High School in 2006--modeled on a Boston College Program. Since then, it has been replicated at numerous high schools across the country. All students are eligible to work towards a Certificate of Global Competence awarded for: proficiency in a foreign language, completing eligible global travel and global service, completing a focus project and writing a reflective essay. Information on the GCP can be found at: http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/academics/extra_curricular/global_travel/global_competence . (Please hyperlink)   6:30‐6:45 and 7:30‐8:00pm Exhibit Hall Featuring Travel Options and Travel Partners The exhibit hall is designed to help students and parents explore the variety of options available throughout their high school years by talking with representatives of various student travel programs. Needham High School offers a range of travel options for students in terms of cost, duration and focus. In all cases, the trips are designed for students to stretch outside their comfort zone in order to learn about the world and about themselves, and possibly to practice use of a foreign language. Some trips are low-cost, some are exchanges, some focus on practicing a foreign language, some on culture and history, and some on leadership and teambuilding.  Some programs are led by Needham High School teachers, and others are offered through Needham High School travel partners.   For more information about global travel and the GCP, visit http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/academics/extra_curricular/global_travel/global_competence.             @NHS, Media Center                                             No fee, but please register in advance  
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F19-Impact-Driven Research

Impact-Driven Research: A Case Study in Air Quality Research to Change Lives rather than Publish Papers  Scott Oakley Hersey   Every year, over 7 million people die as a result of exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution, and millions more suffer from pollution-related diseases ranging from asthma to cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders. While everyone is susceptible to the negative health impacts of air pollutants, the burden of poor air quality is disproportionately carried by the poor across both global and local populations. And, while the EPA's Clean Air Act has made substantial strides in monitoring and improving air quality in the United States, emerging research and technology indicates that paradigm shifts are needed in the way we approach both studying and regulating atmospheric pollutants. This talk will explore the current state of understanding of air pollution exposure pathways, and the ways in which a refreshed paradigm for approaching research can result in exposure reductions in local communities. Limited to 20.   Date: Wednesday, October 23                                                                  Time: 7-8:30PM @Olin College Academic Center, Room 328                                        Fee: $19  
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F19-Canasta for Beginners (early winter)-CANCELED!

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CANCELED!   Canasta for Beginners (early winter)  NEW Beverly Shire   Do you like to play games? Would you like to learn a new one? More popular than ever with adults of all ages, the game of Canasta is a fun, complex and addictive game. We will cover all aspects of the game, using the American Canasta Society official rules. Participants will learn the rules and strategies needed to play. Each session will include instruction and supervised play. Meet new friends or gather your friends; either way this game offers you great brain exercise, fun, and a social experience. Limited to 8.   Early Winter Session  Dates: 6 Thursdays, December 5-January 16 (no class 12/26)         Time: 3:15-5:15PM @High Rock School, Room 238                                                              Fee: $169
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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

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-Beginning Song Writing

Beginning Songwriting Terry Kitchen   If you have a poem that needs music, a melody that needs words, a notebook full of ideas, or just the desire to write your own songs, this program is for you! Even if you don’t play an instrument or read music (many fine songwriters don't), you can still learn how to be a songwriter. Through an examination of classic songs, from pop, rock, country and Broadway, you will learn the elements of song (melody, lyric, harmony, rhythm) and song structure (verse, chorus, lift). Then, you will use this knowledge to develop ideas for your own songs. You will learn exercises and habits to free your imagination, and develop a toolbox to fix songs that aren't working. The instructor will also teach you about the technology now available to songwriters, and the role of songwriters in the music business. Limited to 15.   Dates: 6 Tuesdays, October 15-November 19                                      Time: 7:00-8:30PM @Broadmeadow School, Media Center                                                 Fee: $119
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F19-Hand Drumming for Beginners and Beyond

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Hand Drumming: Beginning and Beyond  NEW Alan Tauber   For thousands of years, the drum has provided people with a powerful basic tool to communicate, express themselves, form community and profoundly integrate the senses. This course will give you all the tools you will need to really enjoy yourself playing your drum. You will experience drumming’s healing power and its power of self-expression. All basic techniques will be taught, and the program is appropriate for all levels of drummers, from beginners-advanced. An optional course book can be purchased in class for $5. Bring a full height (not a toy) hand drum, djembe or ashiko to class. Some drums may be available from the instructor for a rental fee. Please call 781-316-8068 if you will need a drum to rent. Limited to 15.   Dates: 6 Mondays, October 21-December 2 (no class 11/11)                        Time: 7:00-8:30PM @High Rock School, Room 316                                                              Fee: $125  
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F19-Voice-overs...Now is Your Time!

Voice-Overs…Now is Your Time!  Brian Thon   Spend two-hours learning how you to begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more. In this class, the instructor will teach you a unique, outside-of-the-box way to pursue a full or part-time career in the lucrative voice-over field. Voice-over artists are in high demand, with companies looking for new voices like never before. Put your voice to work for you! Limited to 40.   Date: Thursday, November 14                                                                  Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 728AB                                                           Fee: $35
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F19-Dispelling Myths about College Admissions and Financial Aid

Dispelling Myths about College Admissions and Financial Aid  Eric Stutman   Are colleges looking for well-rounded students? Is my state school the least expensive to attend? Will applying for financial aid hurt my chances for admission? Will I pay twice as much if two of my children are in college? Attend this informative class to find out which of these and other admissions and financial aid questions are myths, and which are the truth. Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of admissions and financial aid that they can put to use for their student. Limited to 15. Date: Thursday, October 17                                                                      Time: 7:00-8:30PM @Needham High School, Room 201                                                      Fee: $29
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F19-College Application Process: Tips for Reducing Your Child's Stress

College Application Process: Tips for Reducing Your Child’s Stress    Eric Stutman   Perhaps you've heard stories about the stress of the college admissions process. Or you may have already experienced it first hand with one of your children. What you might not know is that you can eliminate a lot of the stress by planning ahead--the earlier the better! This interactive session will give parents of any high school student an understanding of the college admissions timeline, and what they can be doing now to reduce the stress often associated with the process. The class will include tips for busy families regarding SAT and ACT tests, college visits, creating a great college list, and types of financial aid. Limited to 15.   Date: Thursday, November 14                                                                  Time: 7-8:30PM @Needham High School, Room 201                                                      Fee: $29
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F19-Piano Bar: Sing Along to Your Favorite Tunes

Piano Bar: Sing along to Your Favorite Songs  NEW Pam Steinfeld   What better way to distress after a busy day and to bring a smile to your face than by singing some of your favorite tunes? Pam Steinfeld, an experienced song leader, invites those who love to sing to gather around they keyboard and join the fun! The repertoire will include James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Carly Simon, the Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, etc. Limited to 15.   Dates: 4 Tuesdays, October 15-November 5                                         Time: 6:30-7:30PM @Center at the Heights                                                                              Fee: $59
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F19-Mah Jongg for Beginners (NEW ADDITION, DAYTIME)

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CANCELED   Mah Jongg for Beginners (day) Sharon Katz   One Bam! Three Dot! Nine Crack! Join the ranks of mah jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. No experience needed. By the end of the six-week session, players will have mastered the basics: setting up the tiles and racks, dealing and passing tiles, choosing a hand by interpreting the mah jongg card, and playing a round. Note: A $9 fee for the 2019 mah jongg card is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 10.   Dates: 6 Thursdays, October 17-November 21                    Time: 1:00-3:00PM @1 Wingate Way                                                                  Fee: $169
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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 6-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-Estate Planning and Probate (check payment)

fall adult ed 2019/20
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