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All Items for: Adult Programs: Late Winter and Spring Session

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  • Withdrawls and Refunds: If you withdraw a minimum of one week prior to the start of a class, NCE will refund you, less a $10 processing fee. There are no refunds or credits for withdrawls less than one week prior to the class start date or for missed classes. Refunds will come in the form of a check from the Town of Needham and may take 3-4 weeks to be issued.
  • Participation of Minors: Parents and guardians, please be aware that if you register your under 18-year old child for an NCE Adult class, you are agreeing to the terms regarding the participation of minors, detailed in the program policies on the last page of the catalog.
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WS20-Acrylic Painting I

Acrylic Painting I      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 lifes, 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. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Dates: 7 Wednesdays, February 26-April 15 (no class 4/8)    Time: 6:30-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                                      Fee: $195 ($369 if you register for both Acrylic I and Acrylic II at the same time)  
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WS20-Acrylic Painting II

Acrylic Painting II Eddie Bruckner   This course, a continuation of Acrylic Painting I, is open to anyone with basic painting skills. Painting instruction will tackle more complex subject matter and cover new techniques and concepts. The focus will be on 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. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult.   Limited to 12. Dates: 7 Wednesdays, May 6-June 17                             Time: 6:30-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                                       Fee: $195 ($369 if you register for Acrylic I and II at the same time)  
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WS20-Acrylic Painting I and II

Acrylic Painting I      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 lifes, 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. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Dates: 7 Wednesdays, February 26-April 15 (no class 4/8)    Time: 6:30-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                                      Fee: $195 ($369 if you register for both Acrylic I and Acrylic II at the same time) Acrylic Painting II Eddie Bruckner   This course, a continuation of Acrylic Painting I, is open to anyone with basic painting skills. Painting instruction will tackle more complex subject matter and cover new techniques and concepts. The focus will be on 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. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult.   Limited to 12. Dates: 7 Wednesdays, May 6-June 17                             Time: 6:30-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                                       Fee: $195 ($369 if you register for Acrylic I and II at the same time)  
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WS20-Adding onto Your Home

Adding onto Your Home   Nancy Dickinson   If you have been thinking of adding onto your house, but don’t know where to start, this one-night class is for you! Nancy Dickinson, Principal at Dickinson Architects in Concord, will give an overview of the design and construction process for residential additions and renovations. The class will review zoning and septic issues, programming, budgeting, whether to “move or stay”, the architectural process, contractor selection, permitting and what to expect during construction.  Time will be allowed for questions about your specific project. Nancy is a registered architect with over 25 years of experience; for 20 years, she has specialized in Residential Design.  See her website at DickinsonArc.com. Limited to 20.   Date: Tuesday, March 24                                                   Time: 7:00-9:00PM @Needham High School, Room 202                              Fee: $29
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WS20-Advanced Beginning Bridge

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, March 23-May 18 (no class 4/20)  Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ High Rock School, Media Center                                            Fee: $185
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WS20-Advanced Beginning Spanish

Advanced Beginning Spanish Diana Garcia-Martinez   This class will be geared for those who have some basic introductory knowledge of the Spanish language. We will quickly review the conjugation of –ar, –er, and –ir verbs. We will learn the present progressive, the preterite and reflexive verbs. We will practice simple conversations and learn more of the Spanish language and culture in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Prerequisite: a beginning Spanish class or a basic knowledge of Spanish, e.g., knowledge of the consonant and vowel sounds, numbers, noun-adjective agreement, use of the irregular verbs ser, estar, tener, ir, gustar, and the conjugation of regular verbs in the present tense. Students will need to purchase a text book (approximately $35) for this course . Details will be posted on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed, under Adult . Limited to 15.   Dates: 8 Tuesdays, February 25-April 17                                   Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 713                                                     Fee: $179
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WS20-Advanced Spanish I

PLEASE NOTE: Printed catalogs have incorrect end time. The class ends at 8:30PM. Advanced Spanish I Diana Garcia-Martinez   This course is designed for those who have taken Diana’s Intermediate class or equivalent. Students who have a good command of the imperfect and preterite tenses and reflexive tenses will fit perfectly in this class. We will learn the imperative and the present subjunctive. Our conversations, readings and written essays will become more abundant in complexity and breadth. Join us to expand your command of the Spanish language in a positive, supportive and growth promoting atmosphere. Students will need to purchase a text book (approximately $35) for this course. Details will be posted on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed, under Adult . Limited to 15.   Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 27-April 30 (no class 4/9 and 4/23) Time: 6:30-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 713                                         Fee: $179  
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WS20-Advanced Spanish II: Reading, Presenting and Speaking

Advanced Spanish II: Reading, Presenting and Speaking Diana Garcia-Martinez   This class is designed for those students who have a good command of the indicative and subjunctive tenses and who would like to become more fluent in the language. Students will be asked to make oral presentations in class in order to practice their speaking skills. The reading assignments will be more expansive in vocabulary and more complex in structure. Limited to 15.   Dates: 8 Wednesdays, February 5-April 1 (no class 2/19)      Time: 6:30-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 713                                         Fee: $179
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WS20-Adult and Child Beginner Ukulele

Adult and Child Beginner Ukulele with Rob's Guitar School  NEW Rob’s Guitar School Instructors   In this fun family-friendly offering, taught by instructors from Rob's Guitar School of Newton, you and your child/grandchild/niece/nephew/young friend can learn to play a wonderful and versatile little instrument together! Over the course of eight weeks, you will learn a number of songs and strumming patterns and even learn to sing and play at the same time, if you wish. You and your child will finish the class having a strong foundation in chords and strumming, enabling you to play a basic version of any song you wish on your instruments. All students must have their own ukulele (good ones can be purchased for as little as $40). Minimum age for children is 7. Limited to 6 adult and child pairs.   Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 27-April 30 (no class 4/9 and 4/23)   Time: 6:00-7:00PM @ High Rock School, Room 316                                                             Fee: $395/pair
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WS20-Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique  NEW Jill Geiger   Interested in improving your posture, moving with ease, and reducing stiffness, pain and tension? The Alexander Technique teaches you to recognize and unlearn habitual patterns of tension, in order to restore your innate good posture, balance and poise. Since 1900 this practical, educational method has been used worldwide by individuals of all ages to reduce tension and stress, improve performance, and experience lasting relief from chronic pain. Its effectiveness is supported by research. Join us for an introduction to the principles of this technique and experience how they can be applied to your everyday activities to help you feel, move and look better. Class registration includes one private lesson at instructor’s Newton office. Limited to 14. Date: Thursday, April 30                                                                Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Media Center                                               Fee: $39  
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F19-Analyze and Blind Taste Wines Like the Pros (Feb. 5 section)

Analyze and Blind Taste Wines Like a Pro  (Feb. 5 section) Kim Wallace   Mastery of the blind tasting examination is a key component of the journey to becoming a Master Sommelier. If you are interested in developing your wine tasting skills, this class will provide you with important tools. You will taste 6 different wines that might be found in a blind test, analyzing them for sight, nose, palate, initial and final conclusions. You will leave with a better understanding of why a wine tastes like it does and how sommeliers use the “tasting grid” to analyze a wine without prior knowledge of the grape, varietal, vintage and origin. Limited to 20. Option #2 Date: Wednesday, February 5                                                                  Time: 7:00-8:30PM @Reveler Beverage Co., 250 Chestnut St., Needham                                    Fee: $35  
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WS20-Arboriculture Tour at UMass Mt. Ida Campus

Arboriculture Tour @ UMass Mt. Ida Campus NEW  Kristina Bezanson   Explore the many ornamental and native trees on the Mt. Ida campus as they emerge from winter into spring. In this family friendly tour, you will learn how arborists identify trees by using plant keys and other methods. You will also discover how trees provide multiple benefits to people and how they grow, reproduce and die. The arborist will discuss tree management and provide tips on how you can care for trees in your community. The program will take place rain or shine. Participants must be able to walk and stand for 2/1/2 hours. Limited to 30.   Date: Saturday, April 4                   Time: 9:30AM-12:00PM @ UMass/Mount Ida campus, Carlson Ave., Newton   Fee: $19  
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WS20-Art History: The Human Figure in Western Art

Art History: The Human Figure in Western Art  NEW Henry Altmann   Explore how the human figure has been portrayed in Western Art, from the 4” high Venus of Willendorf from 40,000BC, to Raphael and Leonardo in the Renaissance, and all the way to Philip Pearlstein’s super realistic nudes of the 1960’s. Limited to 15.   Dates: 6 Tuesdays, April 7-May 12                                  Time: 3:00-4:00PM @ Center at the Heights                                                     Fee: $85
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WS20-Author Talk: Honor Moore with Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Mid-Century

Author Talk: Honor Moore with Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Mid-Century @ New England Historic Genealogical Society Hear from this celebrated author about her new biography-memoir—the story of her mother and herself, their relationship and changing lives as 20th-Century women. In past acclaimed books, Honor Moore has presented her bishop father and her Boston painter grandmother. Now, with the sweep of an epic novel, she introduces readers to Jenny Moore, her charismatic and brilliant mother who was born into privilege on Boston’s North Shore, and whose life shifted dramatically as she engaged in the peace and social justice movements of the 1960s. After nine children, Jenny realized her ambition to become a writer. Don’t miss Moore’s conversation with writer Claire Messud ( The Burning Girl ,  The Emperor’s Children ) about  Our Revolution  and the lives of American women then and now. Limited to 15. Honor Moore  is the author of  The Bishop’s Daughter , a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and  The White Blackbird , a  New York Times  Notable Book, as well as three collections of poems. Date: Tuesday, March 24                Time: 2:00-3:00PM @ NEHGS 99-101 Newbury St., Boston   Fee: $12.50
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WS20-Banish Phobias, Fears and Traumas

Banish Phobias, Fears and Traumas  NEW Judith Swack, Ph.D. Do you have a fear of flying, heights, public speaking or other phobias that get in your way of success? The good news is you can heal phobias in minutes and not have to avoid what you are afraid of ever again! Phobias are caused by an experience that triggers an instantaneous fight or flight reaction that is exaggerated and irrational in nature. At the time that the flight/fight/freeze reflex fired off, anything that was in the environment can get associated with that memory. Later on, these associations can trigger this original reflex reaction, (like a body flashback) resulting in a phobic reaction, even when nothing dangerous or upsetting is occurring in the present moment. In this class, you will learn the natural bio-destressing technique, the amazingly effective and natural way to quickly and reliably activate the body’s natural calming reflex and integrate right and left brain information, thus quickly and permanently eliminating phobic and traumatic reactions. Limited to 20. Dates: 2 Wednesdays, March 4-11                                              Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 201                                         Fee: $59  
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WS20-Basic Sewing Machine Repair

Basic Sewing Machine Service  Anthony Ferranti   Keep your sewing machine running smoothly by learning how to lightly service and maintain it.  This class is for all types of machines: old or new, computerized or mechanical. You will learn to troubleshoot issues that come up over time. During the class, you will be guided on how to disassemble certain parts of the machine and how to clean and oil it. Next, you will learn how to check and adjust tension, and how to check belts, bobbin cases etc. Finally, you will then sew to ensure proper functionality. Please bring the following: your machine (only 1, please), regular and Phillips head screwdrivers, brush, and tweezers.  The instructor will also have plenty of tools on hand for students to borrow. Limited to 18.   Date: Wednesday, April 15                                                                        Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Cafeteria Classroom                                  Fee: $55
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WS20-Bay Village: Boston's Hidden Neighborhood

Bay Village: Boston’s Hidden Neighborhood   Boston by Foot Guide   Visit one of Boston's hidden neighborhoods, an area that has maintained its residential charm amidst the surrounding city. Originally called the Bay Street District, Bay Village was created by the filling of the mud flats leading into the Back Bay during the 1820s and settled by artisans and craftsmen, many of whom worked on the homes of Beacon Hill and the South End. The scaled-down brick Federal and Greek Revival row houses contribute to the sense of a small community within a larger urban environment.  In the early 20th century, Bay Village was the center of the New England film industry and was known as “Hollywood East.” The Cocoanut Grove, a local nightclub and former speakeasy, burned in a fire killing 492 people becoming the second worst single-building fire in U.S. history. Limited to 20. Date: Saturday, June 6                               Time: 2:00-3:30PM Meet at the fountain in Statler Park, on Columbus Ave. and Stuart St.         Fee: $15  
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WS20-Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele

Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele  NEW Rob’s Guitar School Instructors   The ukulele is a versatile instrument and is easy to play. Adults and teens who are new to the instrument or who have some prior experience are welcome in this program, taught by instructors from Rob’s Guitar School of Newton. Over the course of eight weeks, you will learn a number of songs and strumming patterns and even learn to sing and play at the same time, if you wish. You will finish the class having a strong foundation in chords and strumming, enabling you to play a basic version of any song you wish on your instruments. Students must have their own ukulele (good ones can be purchased for as little as $40). Limited to 12.   Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 27-April 30 (no class 4/9 and 4/23)   Time: 7:00-8:00PM @ High Rock School, Room 316                                                             Fee: $199
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WS20-Beginning Bridge

Beginning Bridge                  Jori Grossack   Modern Bridge has evolved into an exciting, fast-paced, and competitive partnership game. This is not your grandma’s game! The emphasis in this beginning bridge class will be twofold--to lay the foundations of solid bidding and superb play of the hand in an easy to follow and entertaining format. You will have fun while exercising your brain! This beginning class is appropriate both for students new to bridge and also for those who have dabbled with the game in the past.  Limited to 14.   Dates: 8 Wednesdays, February 26-April 29 (no class 4/8 and 4/22)                       Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ High Rock School, Media Center                                Fee: $185  
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WS20-Beginning Drawing I (daytime)

Beginning Drawing I Eddie Bruckner, Instructor   This relaxed introductory class is geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of skill-building exercises and guided projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction in a supportive atmosphere will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability! Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  Dates: 7 Tuesdays, February 25-April 14 (no class 4/7)                                  Time: 1:00-3:00PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                                Fee: $217 ($413 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)  
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WS20-Beginning Drawing I (evening)

Beginning Drawing I Eddie Bruckner, Instructor   This relaxed introductory class is geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of skill-building exercises and guided projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction in a supportive atmosphere will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability! Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, February 25-April 14 (no class 4/7)                                  Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $175 ($329 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)
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WS20-Beginning Drawing I and II (daytime)

Beginning Drawing I Eddie Bruckner, Instructor   This relaxed introductory class is geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of skill-building exercises and guided projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction in a supportive atmosphere will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability! Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  Dates: 7 Tuesdays, February 25-April 14 (no class 4/7)                                  Time: 1:00-3:00PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                                Fee: $217 ($413 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time) Beginning Drawing II Eddie Bruckner   This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I, or who have had 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/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Daytime Class sun Dates: 7 Tuesdays, May 5-June 16                                                         Time: 1:00-3:00PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                                Fee: $175 ($329 if you register
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WS20-Beginning Drawing I and II (evening)

Beginning Drawing I Eddie Bruckner, Instructor   This relaxed introductory class is geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of skill-building exercises and guided projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction in a supportive atmosphere will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability! Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, February 25-April 14 (no class 4/7)                                  Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $175 ($329 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time) Beginning Drawing II Eddie Bruckner   This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I, or who have had 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/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, May 5-June 16                                                       Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $175 ($329 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)
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WS20-Beginning Drawing II (daytime)

Beginning Drawing II Eddie Bruckner   This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I, or who have had 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/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Daytime Class  Dates: 7 Tuesdays, May 5-June 16                                                         Time: 1:00-3:00PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                                Fee: $175 ($329 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)  
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WS20-Beginning Drawing II (evening)

Beginning Drawing II Eddie Bruckner   This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I, or who have had 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/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Evening Class Dates: 7 Tuesdays, May 5-June 16                                                       Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                         Fee: $175 ($329 if you register for Beginning Drawing I and II at the same time)  
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WS20-Beginning French

Beginning French Barry Bridgelal   Immerse yourself in the beautiful French language and gain a practical command of the vocabulary and grammar through topics that will include greetings, pronunciation, counting, indefinite articles, definite articles, interrogatives, infinitive expressions and a few irregular verbs. The goal of this program is to provide you with the tools to conduct basic conversations and write brief paragraphs about a range of everyday topics, using the present and near future tenses. You will also be introduction to simple past tense. Students will need to purchase the Grammaire Progressive Niveau Débutant . Limited to 12. Dates: 8 Tuesdays, February 25-April 14                       Time: 5:45-7:15PM @ Needham High School, Room 418                                         Fee: $145
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WS20-Beginning Golf Clinic for Women (Section 1, June 3-5)

Beginning Golf Clinic for Women  Under the direction of Leslie Andrews, Director of Golf at Nehoiden Golf Club   Even if you have never swung a club, this clinic will provide you with the skills and confidence to play golf. The program will include instruction in the development of a full swing, plus short game fundamentals: putting, chipping and pitching. On the 3rd day, participants will go out on the course to play some holes. Program is held rain or shine. All equipment is provided. Limited to 14.   Session 1 Dates: Wednesday, June 3-Friday, June 5                    Time: 12:30-2:30PM @ Nehoiden Golf Club, Wellesley                                               Fee: $269
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WS20-Beginning Golf Clinic for Women (Section 2, June 17-19)

Beginning Golf Clinic for Women  Under the direction of Leslie Andrews, Director of Golf at Nehoiden Golf Club   Even if you have never swung a club, this clinic will provide you with the skills and confidence to play golf. The program will include instruction in the development of a full swing, plus short game fundamentals: putting, chipping and pitching. On the 3rd day, participants will go out on the course to play some holes. Program is held rain or shine. All equipment is provided. Limited to 14.   Session 2 Dates: Wednesday, June 17-Friday, June 19                Time: 12:30-2:30PM @ Nehoiden Golf Club, Wellesley                                               Fee: $269  
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WS20-Beginning Italian

Beginning Italian Barry Bridgelal This program is designed to give beginning students a practical command of the Italian language. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to discuss everyday activities and describe situations using the present tense. You can also expect to be able to read and write elementary texts such as a simple letter. Topics include pronunciation, adjectives, expressions of date and quantity, indefinite and definite articles, and first conjugation are verbs. Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 12. Dates: 8 Mondays, February 24-April 13                        Time: 6:30-8:15PM                                      @ Needham High School, Room 418                 Fee: $169
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WS20-Beginning Sewing: Make a Classic Skirt

Beginning Sewing: Make a Classic Skirt 1x and sun NEW Catherine Gentile   In this class for beginner sewers, make a straight or A-line skirt with side zipper. This classic sits an inch below the waist with a clean waist line. We will size and adjust the pattern (available on Amazon) to fit you. Learn to cut and pin properly, sew straight seams and inset a zipper. Clean finish the seams with the instructor’s serger for a professional look. Bring your machine (easily transported in a rolling suitcase). The supply list can be found on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us /community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Date: Saturday, March 28                                                              Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM @Needham High School, Room TBD                                                     Fee: $95    
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WS20-Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish Diana Garcia-Martinez   Have you been thinking about learning Spanish? Would you like to be able to communicate with native Spanish speakers in the U.S or as you travel the world? Or, do you believe that learning a new language enables us to understand the culture, traditions and history of a country? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the class for you! You will learn the building blocks of the Spanish language, everyday vocabulary, and practice simple conversations from the first day of class. The emphasis will be on speaking, listening and immersing ourselves in the language. Come and enjoy learning a new language in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. This course is for those with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Students will need to purchase a text book (approximately $35) for this course . Details will be posted on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed, under Adult .  Limited to 15. Dates: 8 Wednesdays, April 15-June 10 (no class 4/22)                     Time: 6:30-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 713                                                     Fee: $179
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WS20-Best-Fit College Lists

Best-Fit College Lists and Effective College Visits Eric Stutman It can be a daunting process for your child to develop their list of colleges they are interested in applying to. A best-fit list includes schools with the best academic, social, geographical and financial fit for your child. In this program, you will learn practical tips that will enlighten the process. Once your child has created their college list, college visits, when effectively utilized, are an extremely useful tool for evaluating colleges and enabling your child to determine which schools they are most excited about. Learn how to gain the most insight from your college visits. Limited to 15.   Date: Thursday, February 6                                                           Time: 7:00-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 201                                         Fee: $29
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WS20-Biology SAT II prep (Thursdays)

Biology SAT II Test Prep In preparation for the June 6, 2020 Biology SAT II Test   The College Board SAT Subject Tests are designed to help you demonstrate your interest and competence in a particular subject for prospective colleges. This course will bridge the gap between an introductory biology course and the SAT Subject Test content. Four learning modules will guide students through the content, with an emphasis on topics not covered extensively in a typical first year course, as well as familiarizing students with the format of the exam and test-taking strategies. This course also includes a full proctored practice exam and time for review.  Note: Students taking the biology exam will select an Ecology or Mircobiology emphasis on the day of the exam This course is designed to prepare students for the Microbiology emphasis, although students interested in either exam will benefit from this course. Students will be asked to take a practice test on their own, the week prior to the first class. The practice test is included in the study guide that each student will receive. Limited to 15.   Section 2 5 Thursdays: May 7-June 4                                                           Time: 6:00-7:30PM
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WS20-Biology SAT II prep (Tuesdays)

Biology SAT II Test Prep In preparation for the June 6, 2020 Biology SAT II Test   The College Board SAT Subject Tests are designed to help you demonstrate your interest and competence in a particular subject for prospective colleges. This course will bridge the gap between an introductory biology course and the SAT Subject Test content. Four learning modules will guide students through the content, with an emphasis on topics not covered extensively in a typical first year course, as well as familiarizing students with the format of the exam and test-taking strategies. This course also includes a full proctored practice exam and time for review.  Note: Students taking the biology exam will select an Ecology or Mircobiology emphasis on the day of the exam This course is designed to prepare students for the Microbiology emphasis, although students interested in either exam will benefit from this course. Students will be asked to take a practice test on their own, the week prior to the first class. The practice test is included in the study guide that each student will receive. Limited to 15.   Section 1 Dates: 5 Tuesdays: May 5-June 2                                                            Time: 6:00-7:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 211                                         Fee: $169  
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WS20-Blue Lotus: Intermediate Vinyasa Flow

Intermediate Vinyasa Flow @ Blue Lotus Healing Arts  NEW Michelle Keefe   Vinyasa Flow is an exciting practice that links movement to breath in a vigorous sequence of yoga poses (asanas). The practice cultivates sinking deeper into the body while releasing your mind to the synchronized rhythm of breath and body. Please note that the class moves at a moderate to fast pace, so knowing the basics is helpful. Limited to 10.   Dates: 7 Wednesdays, February 26-April 8                               Time: 9:30-10:15AM @ Blue Lotus Healing Arts, 945 Great Plain Ave.                     Fee: $112
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WS20-Blue Lotus: Intro to Crystals

Intro to Crystals  NEW Tyler Strutt Have you been curious about crystals? If they're calling your name, it's because you are meant to work with them! In this class, you will learn how crystal can assist in healing on a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical level. We will discuss the different energy centers in the body and which crystals can help bring intention and focus to these areas in order to bring relief to anything out of alignment. Each class we will start off talking about a couple of different energy centers, and what is working vs. what is not working. Once we bring awareness to what we want to enhance or release we’ll have time to work with the crystals hands-on, seeing what works best for each of us. You will learn how to set meaningful intentions with your crystals to: Get a good night’s sleep Enhance your meditation practice Feel more grounded and present through the day Slow down and self-reflect Relax and restore  By the end of this course, you will have a personalized crystal kit with 7 crystals that you will be able to use wherever and whenever they are needed most. Limited to 10. Dates: 4 Tuesdays, March 3-March 24                           Time: 6:30-8:00PM @ Blue Lotus Healing Arts, 945 Great Plain Ave.                     Fee: $133
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WS20-Blue Lotus: Sacred Sound Healing

Sacred Sound Healing: 5 Stages to Manifest the Life You Want  NEW Kirsten Allen and Kathleen Krivak Explore the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist sound healing syllables and journey from openness to manifestation. In a shared safe space, we will build strength, confidence and creativity to meet life's challenges and manifest your gifts. The program will be led by Kirsten Allen and Kathleen Krivak, owners of Blue Lotus Healing Arts, senior 5-element acupuncturists, 20 year Buddhist meditation practitioners and students of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Limited to 10. Dates: 6 Mondays, March 2-April 6                                              Time: 6:15-7:30PM @ Blue Lotus Healing Arts, 945 Great Plain Ave.                     Fee: $185
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WS20-Bridge: Supervised Play

Bridge: Supervised Play  Jori Grossack   Join us for a fun-filled session of bridge in a relaxed atmosphere of supervised play. Advanced beginner and intermediate players will have the opportunity to play hands with people at a similar level. You will bid and play hands, and then the instructor will tweak your bidding, opening leads, play of the hand and defense. You can bring your own partner, or be matched up with someone in class. The class will be fun and instructional, and a great chance to practice your bridge skills. Limited to 14.      Dates: 8 Fridays, February 28-May 1 (no class 4/10 and 4/24)                      Time: 3:30-5:30PM @High Rock School, Media Center                                 Fee: $185
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WS20-Canasta for Beginners (daytime)

Canasta for Beginners  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 9.   Daytime Session  Dates: 6 Mondays, March 2-April 6                                               Time: 3:15-5:15PM @ High Rock School, Room 115                                                   Fee: $175
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WS20-Canasta for Beginners (evening)

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Canasta for Beginners  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 9.   Evening Session Dates: 6 Thursdays, March 5-April 16 (no class 4/9)    Time: 6:30-8:30PM @High Rock School, Media Center                                             Fee: $175
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WS20-Cardio Sculpt (late winter)

Cardio Sculpt Workout 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. 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.   Late Winter Session Dates: 6 Wednesdays, February 26-April 1                   Time: 7:00-8:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 817                                         Fee: $95  
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WS20-Cardio Sculpt (spring)

Cardio Sculpt Workout 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. 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.   Spring Session Dates: 7 Wednesdays, April 29-June 10                        Time: 7:00-8:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 817                                         Fee: $109  
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WS20-Chemistry SAT II prep (Thursdays)

Chemistry SAT II Test Prep   In preparation for the June 6, 2020 Chemistry SAT II Test   The College Board SAT Subject Tests are designed to help you demonstrate your interest and competence in a particular subject for prospective colleges. Due to the rigor of the Chemistry SAT subject test, this course is designed for students who have completed and done well in accelerated chemistry. A diagnostic practice test is given to help students identify their key areas to focus on. Four learning modules will guide students through the content, emphasizing topics not covered in the first-year course, as well as familiarizing students with the format of the exam and test-taking strategies. Following the 4 learning modules is a full proctored practice exam and final review day. The course fee includes a prep book. Limited to 15.   Dates: 6 Thursdays: April 30-June 4                    Time: 6:00-7:30PM @ NHS Room 208                                                     Fee: $179
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WS20-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. The subjects for this session will be: Happy Year of the Rat, Daylily, Hibiscus & Bees, Frog and Cattails, Winter Scene on Double Shuen paper. (The Double Shuen paper will be provided by the instructor.) A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed, under Adult. 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, April 25-May 30 (no class 5/23)               Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 907                                                     Fee: $145
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WS20-Civics Series: Federal Government

NCE, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham, is pleased to present the following Civics Series. The program speakers are experts on the topic they are presenting, and their programs are designed to make you a more informed and engaged citizen. Register for one program or register for the entire series (at a discounted price).   Federal Government  NEW Bob Baker     You probably studied Federal government in high school, and maybe in college as well, but how much do you remember? Bob Baker, Government and Politics Professor, will help refresh your knowledge. He will cover topics such as our representatives, the three branches of government, the legislative process, the cabinet and federal judicial appointments. There will be ample time for questions. Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, May 20                                                Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Broadmeadow School, Performance Center                        Fee: $15 ($45 if you register for the full series)
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WS20-Civics Series: Overview of Regional Government in MA

NCE, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham, is pleased to present the following Civics Series. The program speakers are experts on the topic they are presenting, and their programs are designed to make you a more informed and engaged citizen. Register for one program or register for the entire series (at a discounted price).   Overview of Regional Government in MA  NEW Dan Matthews   Many functions of government are managed on a county or regional basis. In this informative program, Needham Select Board Member and Former Director of Norfolk County Operations, Dan Matthews, will provide an overview of regional government in Massachusetts, including county governments, state agencies using county district boundaries, regional planning agencies, regional authorities, and others. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, March 25                                             Time: 6:30-8:00PM @ Broadmeadow School, Performance Center                        Fee: $15 ($45 if you register for the full series)
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WS20-Civics Series: State Government

NCE, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham, is pleased to present the following Civics Series. The program speakers are experts on the topic they are presenting, and their programs are designed to make you a more informed and engaged citizen. Register for one program or register for the entire series (at a discounted price).   State Government  NEW Jay Gonzalez   Jay Gonzalez, 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Secretary of Administration and Finance in the Deval Patrick administration, will lead an informative, interactive class on MA state government. Learn the State government basics: how MA government is structured, what it is responsible for, who your elected representatives are, etc. Then, spend time on how public policy and legislation get developed and how decisions get made. Most importantly, explore the ways in which you can engage and influence public policy and legislation at the state level. You will get an inside view of how state government works, and current issues will be used to illustrate the dynamics that drive policymaking at the state level.  Limited to 40.   Date: Thursday, April 30                                                    Time: 6:30-8:00PM @ Broadmeadow School, Performance Center                        Fee: $15 ($45 if you register for the full series)
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WS20-Civics Series: Town Government

NCE, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham, is pleased to present the following Civics Series. The program speakers are experts on the topic they are presenting, and their programs are designed to make you a more informed and engaged citizen. Register for one program or register for the entire series (at a discounted price).   Town Government 101  NEW Kate Fitzpatrick   Spend an evening learning about local government. Kate Fitzpatrick, Needham Town Manager, will provide an overview of the various forms of local government that are found in the U.S. and Massachusetts. She will then focus in on the structure of Needham’s town government and the roles of the Town Manager, Select Board, elected and appointment committees, and Town Meeting. Town services, critical issues that the Town will be addressing in 2020, and resources for further investigation will be discussed, followed by time for questions and answers. Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, March 4                                               Time: 6:30-8:00PM @ Center at the Heights                                                     Fee: $15 ($45 if you register for the full series)      
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WS20-Civics Series (complete series): Town, State, Regional and Federal

NCE, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham, is pleased to present the following Civics Series. The program speakers are experts on the topic they are presenting, and their programs are designed to make you a more informed and engaged citizen. Register for one program or register for the entire series (at a discounted price).   Town Government 101  NEW Kate Fitzpatrick   Spend an evening learning about local government. Kate Fitzpatrick, Needham Town Manager, will provide an overview of the various forms of local government that are found in the U.S. and Massachusetts. She will then focus in on the structure of Needham’s town government and the roles of the Town Manager, Select Board, elected and appointment committees, and Town Meeting. Town services, critical issues that the Town will be addressing in 2020, and resources for further investigation will be discussed, followed by time for questions and answers. Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, March 4                                               Time: 6:30-8:00PM @ Center at the Heights                                                     Fee: $15 ($45 if you register for the full series)     Overview of Regional Government in MA  NEW Dan Matthews   Many functions of government are managed on a county or regional basis. In this informative program, Needham Select Board Member and Former Director of Norfolk County Operations, Dan Matthews, will provide an overview of regional government in Massachusetts, including county governments, state agencies using county district boundaries, regional planning agencies, regional authorities, and others. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, March 25                                             Time: 6:30-8:00PM @ Broadmeadow School, Performance Center                        Fee: $15 ($45 if you register for the full series)     State Government  NEW Jay Gonzalez   Jay Gonzalez, 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Secretary of Administration and Finance in the Deval Patrick administration, will lead an informative, interactive class on MA state government. Learn the State government basics: how MA government is structured, what it is responsible for, who your elected representatives are, etc. Then, spend time on how public policy and legislation get developed and how decisions get made. Most importantly, explore the ways in which you can engage and influence public policy and legislation at the state level. You will get an inside view of how state government works, and current issues will be used to illustrate the dynamics that drive policymaking at the state level.  Limited to 40.   Date: Thursday, April 30                                                    Time: 6:30-8:00PM @ Broadmeadow School, Performance Center                        Fee: $15 ($45 if you register for the full series)     Federal Government NEW Bob Baker     You probably studied Federal government in high school, and maybe in college as well, but how much do you remember? Bob Baker, Government and Politics Professor, will help refresh your knowledge. He will cover topics such as our representatives, the three branches of government, the legislative process, the cabinet and federal judicial appointments. There will be ample time for questions. Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, May 20                                                Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Broadmeadow School, Performance Center                        Fee: $15 ($45 if you register for the full series)  
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WS20-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, April 2                                                                   Time: 7:00-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 201                                         Fee: $29  
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WS20-College Essays: What Parents Should Know and How They Can Help

College Essays: What Parents Should Know and How They Can Help  NEW Jane Hirschhorn   The college essay personal statement is arguably one of the most important pieces of writing a student will complete in high school. It is also a type of writing not commonly taught in the classroom; the personal narrative. We invite parents of high school juniors to attend this one-session class to learn more about what admission officers seek in the personal statement. We will also cover approaches in how to answer common supplemental essay prompts and provide tips parents can use to support their student throughout the writing process. Limited to 35.   Date: Thursday, June 11                                                                Time: 7:00-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 728                                         Fee: $25      
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WS20-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Thursdays

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 Thursdays Dates: 10 Thursdays, April 2-June 11 (no class 4/23)                                     Fee: $160
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WS20-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Tuesdays

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 Tuesdays Dates: 9 Tuesdays, April 7-June 9 (no class 4/21)                                           Fee: $144  
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WS20-Combat SAMBO for Adults and Families: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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 Tuesdays Dates: 9 Tuesdays, April 7-June 9 (no class 4/21)                                            Thursdays Dates: 10 Thursdays, April 2-June 11 (no class 4/23)
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WS20-Combat SAMBO for Children: Tuesdays

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   Tuesdays Dates: 9 Tuesdays, April 7-June 9 (no class 4/21)                                           Fee: $144  
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WS20-Combat SAMBO for Children: Thursdays

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 Children’s Classes For Boys & Girls 4-12 Years of Age Time: 6:30-7:30PM                                                             @High Rock School, Gym   Thursdays Dates: 10 Thursdays, April 2-June 11 (no class 4/23)                                     Fee: $160
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WS20-Combat SAMBO for Children: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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   Tuesdays Dates: 9 Tuesdays, April 7-June 9 (no class 4/21)                                           Thursdays Dates: 10 Thursdays, April 2-June 11 (no class 4/23)
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S20-Community Concert Band

NOTE: Rehearsals will be at Needham High School. No refunds/credits after June 13. Directed by Dr. David Neves, retired Needham Public Schools Director of Fine and Performing Arts, the Summer Band rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays and performs as part of the Arts in the Park series at the Memorial Park Gazebo. Join other community musicians, from semi-professional to college and high school students, to play marches, classics, and popular favorites. For questions about the music being performed or instrument needs, please contact Dr. Neves directly at dneves@aol.com. Rehearsals: Needham High School Auditorium Concert: Memorial Park Gazebo Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 23-July 14  Time: 7-8:30PM Concert: Thursday, July 16 at 7PM      Fee: $45
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WS20-Conversational French

Conversational French Barry Bridgelal Spend Tuesday evenings with fellow French language lovers, conversing in a warm and inviting setting. This program is designed for students who are proficient in present, imparfait, and passé composé, and who are able to use object pronouns. The instructor will offer exercises designed to increase fluency. Limited to 12. Dates: 8 Tuesdays, February 25-April 14                                   Time: 7:15-8:15PM @Needham High School, Room 418                                                      Fee: $95
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WS20-Conversational Spanish

Conversational Spanish Diana Garcia-Martinez   Do you want to speak Spanish fluently? Do you have a solid knowledge base and strong vocabulary, but no opportunity to practice or improve? This class will provide ample opportunities for you to practice your Spanish as we read about and discuss current events, short articles and stories. We will have group discussions and explore different perspectives about an issue. Classes will also include brief lessons on advanced grammar to help students increase their mastery of the language. Join us--you will improve your Spanish, have fun, and enjoy interesting discussions with others! Limited to 15. Dates: 8 Tuesdays, February 25-April 14                       Time: 5:00-7:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 713                                         Fee: $179    
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WS20-Cutting the Cable

Cutting the Cable  NEW Howard Loewinger   Are you ready to “cut the cable?”  Watching TV has changed over the last 20 years.  Now you can choose from hundreds of channels, watch TV on just about any electronic device anytime, anywhere!  This short course will walk you through all the ways you can to watch your favorite shows: traditional cable, over the air, streaming and live TV over the Internet. We will discuss some of the pros and cons of each and whether your TV is “smart enough,” or if you will need additional hardware to use the Internet services. There will be demonstrations and time for your questions. Limited 14.   Dates: Tuesday, April 7                                                      Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 406                                                     Fee: $29  
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WS20-Demystifying Social Security

Demystifying Social Security  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 25.   Date: Wednesday, April 29                                                                    Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Media Center Classroom                                               Fee: $25
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WS20-Early Morning Boot Camp (Late Winter)

Early Morning Boot Camp  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.   Late Winter Session Dates: 7 Mondays & 7 Wednesdays, February 24-April 8                    Time: 6:15-7:15AM @ Needham Fitness Center                                                                     Fee: $185
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WS20-Early Morning Boot Camp (Spring)

Early Morning Boot Camp  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.   Spring Session Dates: 6 Mondays & 7 Wednesdays, April 27-June 10 (no class 5/25)                                                                          Time: 6:15-7:15AM @Needham Fitness Center                                                                     Fee: $170
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WS20-East Coast Swing

East Coast Swing Karen Leeds East Coast Swing is danced to big band music and is the easiest partner dance to learn, with easy 6-count moves.  We will cover single step and triple step swing. If the class moves quickly we may throw in Charleston or Lindy Hop as well. 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, February 26-March 18                                      Time: 7:00-8:15PM @ High Rock School, Gym                                                                                    Fee: $65
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WS20-EasYoga (Late Winter)

EasYogaTM for Older Adults  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 18.   Late Winter Session   Dates: 5 Tuesdays, March 10-April 14 (no class 4/7)                Time: 9:00-10:00AM @ Center at the Heights                                                                Fee: $40
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WS20-EasYoga (Spring)

EasYogaTM for Older Adults  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 18.   Spring Session Dates: 7 Tuesdays, April 28-June 16 (no class 5/19)                  Time: 9:00-10:00AM @Center at the Heights                                                                   Fee: $59  
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WS20-Emerald Necklace Bike Tour

Emerald Necklace Bike Tour  Urban AdvenTours Guide   Urban AdvenTours will lead this guided bike tour of the Emerald Necklace park system. On this 15-mile ride from downtown Boston to Jamaica Plain and back, you will make stops every 1-2 miles to study a feature of Frederick Law Olmsted’s masterpiece. Bring your own bike, or contact Urban AdvenTours if you would prefer to rent one of their Dew Hybrid bikes ( info@urbanadventours.com , 617-670-0637). The tour will take place rain or shine (unless it is very stormy). The route is very flat. Limited to 8.   Date: Saturday, June 13                Time: 10:00AM-1:30PM Location: Meet at Urban AdvenTours, 103 Atlantic Ave., Boston       Fee: $65
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WS20-Explore Your DNA: Understanding the Tests and Results

Explore Your DNA  NEW  Elizabeth Handler   Everyone seems to have had their DNA tested. But what does it mean? Learn how to better understand what the ethnicity results mean and why they differ among family members and from different testing companies. We will also cover why your results show so many fourth to sixth cousins. There will be an overview of the various DNA tests and testing companies, ethnicity results, and cousin connections. Join us whether or not you have taken a DNA test. Limited to 12.   Date: Tuesday, April 28                                          Time: 7:00-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Media Center Classroom  Fee: $25
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WS20-Flow and Restore Yoga

Flow & Restore Yoga  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, April 9-May 21 (no class 4/23)                 Time: 4:15-5:15PM @ High Rock School, Gym                                                                        Fee: $89
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WS20-Flower Arranging: Make a Spring Centerpiece

Flower Arranging: Spring Centerpiece   NEW Fawn Hurwitz   In this hands-on program, you will learn basic flower arranging techniques as you create your own spring centerpiece. Bring some of the beauty of spring into your home with a flower arrangement that you can display with pride. Please bring a pair of sharp scissors and a lazy Susan (if you have one). A $40 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class . Limited to 8.   Date: Thursday, March 26                                                 Time: 3:00-4:30PM @ One Wingate Way, Needham                                      Fee: $25
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WS20 Full SAT Prep for May 2 SAT (Mondays)

FULL SAT PREP COURSE The following sections are in preparation for the May 2, 2020 SAT:   Fee:  $665 11 Mondays @ NHS Rooms 701/702 6:00-8:30PM (*until 10:00PM on test days) February 3*, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16*, 23, 30, April 6, 13*, 27 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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WS20 Full SAT Prep for May 2 SAT (Thursdays)

FULL SAT PREP COURSE The following sections are in preparation for the May 2, 2020 SAT:   Fee:  $665 10 Thursdays and 1 Monday @ NHS Rooms 701/702 6:00-8:30PM (*until 10:00PM on test nights) February 6*, 13, 27, March 5, 12, 19*, 26, April 2, 6 (Monday), 16*, 30 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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WS20 Full SAT Prep for June 6 SAT (Tuesdays)

FULL SAT PREP COURSE The following sections are in preparation for the June 6, 2020 SAT:   Fee:  $665 11 Tuesdays @ NHS Rooms 701/702 6:00-8:30PM (*until 10:00PM on test nights) March 17*, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 28*, May 5, 12, 19, 26*, June 2 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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WS20 Full SAT Prep for June 6 SAT (Wednesdays)

FULL SAT PREP COURSE The following sections are in preparation for the June 6, 2020 SAT:   Fee:  $665 10 Wednesdays and 1 Tuesday @ NHS Rooms 701/702 6:00-8:30PM (*until 10:00PM on test nights) March 18*, 25, April 1, 7 (Tuesday), 15, 29*, May 6, 13, 20, 27*, June 3 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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WS20-Golf 101

Golf 101 Leslie Andrews   Are you interested in golf but not sure how to get started? This class will de-bunk the myths, allay your fears and help you take the next step to get started in golf. You will leave with a basic overview of terminology, knowledge on how the game is played, and information on what equipment and clothing is needed. Limited to 20.   Date: Wednesday, May 20                                                                        Time: 7:00-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Library Classroom                                      Fee: $29
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WS20-Google Drive

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE! NEW DATES 3/17-24   Google Drive NEW Howard Loewinger Google Drive is Google’s answer to Microsoft Office and it is free! There is no software to install, and you can access the Drive apps and your files from any Internet connected computer or mobile device. This class will focus on the word processing (Docs), spreadsheet (Sheets) and presentation (Slides) apps. You will learn how to create and edit files and upload Office and other files into Drive. You will also learn how easy it is to share files with others. If you have a smartphone and/or laptop, please bring it with you. Desktop computers will also be available for your use in class. To use Google Drive you must have a Google account. Please set one up prior to class (Gmail users already have a Google account). Limited to 14. Dates: 2 Tuesdays, March 17-March 24                                                Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 409                                                     Fee: $65  
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WS20-Guitar I

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Guitar I Jon Zucchi   Learn how to play the guitar in this supportive group session class. Classes will be geared towards complete beginners; no prior experience is needed. Develop basic guitar playing skills as you learn the essentials of first year guitar, such as: how to play chords G, C, D, A, E, B, F, A minor, D minor, and E minor; how to move from chord to chord; how to play with a steady beat; strumming; and how to use a Capo. The class will also consist of lessons on the 12-bar blues form, major and minor scales, and popular songs. Students will learn using visual aids such as chord diagrams, guitar tablature, and lead sheets. Students should bring an acoustic guitar. Limited to 12.    Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 27-April 30 (no class 4/9 and 4/23)   Time: 6:30-7:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 608                                                     Fee: $115
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WS20-Hand Drumming: Beginning and Beyond

Hand Drumming: Beginning and Beyond  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 617-686-6080 if you will need a drum to rent. Limited to 15.   Dates: 8 Mondays, February 24-April 13                                    Time: 7:00-8:30PM @High Rock School, Room 316                                                  Fee: $165
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WS20-Guitar II

Guitar II Jon Zucchi   Take your guitar skills to the next level! Learn how to read and play in first position and second position. Finger picking technique, note reading, rhythm reading, and playing with a steady beat will also be covered. You will develop your guitar playing skills as you play arrangements with 2 - 4 independent guitar parts. Arrangements are taken from traditional folk tunes, classical, and contemporary music. Please bring an acoustic guitar. Limited to 12.   Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 27-April 30 (no class 4/9 and 4/23)   Time: 7:30-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 608                                                     Fee: $115  
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WS20-Hip Hop and Street Jazz Dance

Hip Hop and Street Jazz Dance  Hallee Katz   This series is designed for adult beginners who are excited to explore hip hop and the invigorating energy it asks of dancers. We will learn choreography and craft stage presence. Think personality over rules, musicality over technique and flare over perfection; it’s all about being rooted in the music and your body. All backgrounds, experiences, ages and bodies welcome. Start off your week by moving on Mondays! Please feel free to contact the instructor with any questions:  hallek143@gmail.com . Limited to 15.   Dates: 5 Mondays, March 2-March 30                            Time: 7:30-8:45PM @Needham High School, Room 817                                       Fee: $99                                       
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WS20-Home Inspection: Helpful Information and Tips

Home Inspection: Helpful Information and Tips Ron Bracha   Home inspection is an important step in the process of buying a home. Learn what to expect from an inspection and tips for getting the most from it. Legal and ethical matters, along with specific inspection-related testing (i.e. septic system, radon, lead paint, mold) will also be discussed. Limited to 20.   Date: Wednesday, March 18                                                         Time: 7:00-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 201                                         Fee: $19  
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WS20-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, March 11-18                                           Time: 6:30-8:30PM @Needham High School, Room 203                                                      Fee: $59  
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WS20-I'm Stuffed

I’m Stuffed!  Jen Tuttelman   Almost every culture has their version of a food that is "stuffed" into a dough/pastry/wrapper. Come join us to make three different types of savory stuffed treats: dumplings, knishes and empanadas. After taking this class, you can go home and use these basic recipes to create your own versions with different fillings. This will be a fun night, employing a variety of ingredients, cooking techniques and flavor profiles. Bring plastic containers so you can take home ample portions of each item made in class. Limited to 10.   Date: Wednesday, April 29                                                                      Time: 6:00-9:00PM @ High Rock School, Cafeteria                                                                Fee: $69
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WS20-An Indian Dinner

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM PRINTED CATALOGS! NEW DATE IS TUESDAY, MAY 5.   An Indian Dinner  NEW Shruti Mehta   Come join Shruti Mehta for an evening of cooking and culture as we prepare an evening meal together. We will fry, sauté, roll and stir a variety of ingredients and come up with a scrumptious dinner. Come prepared for hands-on participation and get transported to another world. Possible dishes may include batata-vada (mashed potatoes with ginger, chilies, cilantro and spices, coated with chick-pea flour batter and deep-fried), date chutney (sweet and sour dipping sauce made with dates and tamarind), zucchini raita (grated zucchini with yogurt, green chilies, mustard and spice to provide a cool contrast to other spicy dishes), eggplant masala (scrumtuous eggplant curry cooked in Mughalai way with onion, tomatoes, spices and cream),  masoor dal (red lentils cooked with ginger and garlic), and spinach pulao (rice cooked with spinach and tomatoes, and seasoned with  peanuts, brown sugar and garam masala), a quick garlic naan (popular store bought bread embellished  with garlic and butter), and sweet phirni (a North Indian dessert with cream of wheat, saffron, cardamom and nuts).  A $20 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor in class. Bring plastic containers in case there are leftovers. Limited to 15.   Date: Tuesday, May 12                                                      Time: 6:00-9:00PM @High Rock School, kitchen                                                        Fee: $45  
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WS20-Intermediate I French

Intermediate I French Barry Bridgelal   Students at this level will acquire vocabulary on a wide range of topics and will gain proficiency in expressing wants, needs and obligations, build on the present and start the simple past. Grammatical topics include the definite and partitive articles, prepositions, adverbs, idiomatic verb usage, and expressions of quantity and date.  Please purchase the Grammaire Progressive Niveau Débutant . Limited to 12. Dates: 7 Tuesdays, May 5-June 23 (no class 5/12)                      Time: 6:30-8:15PM @ Needham High School, Room 418                                         Fee: $145
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WS20-Intermediate Italian II

Intermediate Italian II  NEW Barry Bridgelal This course is for students who have completed Barry’s Intermediate Italian class or others who have a solid foundation in the language, including reflexive verbs, indirect and direct object pronouns, expressions of time and duration, and simple and articulated prepositions. Upon completion of this level, students should be able to discuss topics including health, travel, holidays and business using the present, past and future tenses. This level continues to emphasize the improvement of oral comprehension and creative expression. Topics introduced will include review of imperfect tense versus passato prossimo, tonal pronouns, comparatives and superlatives, simple future tense, and double object pronouns. Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 12. Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 27-April 30 (no clas 4/9 and 4/23) Time: 6:30-8:15PM @ Needham High School, Room 418                                         Fee: $169
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WS20-Intermediate Spanish

Intermediate Spanish Diana Garcia-Martinez   This course is appropriate for students who have a solid knowledge of the use of the present, present progressive, and past tenses as well as every day vocabulary. We will review the present progressive, the past tense, and reflexive verbs and then dive into the imperfect tense, which will enable you to read and tell stories about events that happened in the past. Our conversations, essays and readings will become richer in describing nuances of past events. Join us to expand your Spanish language skills in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere! Students will need to purchase a text book (approximately $35) for this course. Details will be posted on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed, under Adult . Limited to 15.   Dates: 8 Mondays, February 24-April 13                                    Time: 6:30-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 713                                         Fee: $179
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WS20-Intro to Chinese Brush Painting

Intro to Chinese Brush Painting Nan Rumpf   Come join us as we explore the rewards of interpreting nature’s beauty through the ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting. This single session workshop is designed for beginners. All of the necessary materials will be provided by the instructor. She will guide you through the various brushstrokes used to depict some of the flora and fauna of our natural world. We will finish up by painting a composition of the Pussy Willow. Limited to 10.   Date: Saturday, March 28                                                              Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 907                                         Fee: $35 
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WS20-Intro to the Colored Pencil

Introduction to the Colored Pencil            Eddie Bruckner   This relaxed class will introduce the colored pencil and the vibrant art you can create with them. 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/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Dates: 6 Mondays, May 4-June 15 (no class 5/25)                               Time: 7:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 903                                                                 Fee: $165
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WS20-Intro to Needle and Wet Felting

Intro to Needle and Wet Felting Chelsea Brown   Needle and wet felting are fiber art forms that turn wool into beautiful works. Chelsea Brown, a talented fiber artist, loves sharing her enthusiasm for these techniques. She will provide all of the necessary supplies and guide you through the process of using felting techniques to create a beautiful wool landscape painting. Bring a towel and rubber gloves, along with $20 to cover the cost of materials. Limited to 10.   Dates: 3 Mondays, February 24-March 9                                   Time: 6:00-9:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 902                             Fee: $139  
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WS20-Intro to Obstacle Course Racing

Intro to Obstacle Course Racing NEW Kaylin Boileau   This program will enable you to develop the foundation for obstacle course racing. You will learn and practice technique and exercises you can do in a gym to build the strength and ability needed for the challenges. The first two classes will take place at Eagle Obstacles, where you will receive instruction on actual obstacles. In the final class of the session, held at B5 personal training studio in Needham, you will learn exercise routines specific to obstacle course race training. These routines will allow you to continue training on your own. Limited to 10.   Dates: 3 Saturdays, May 2-May 16                                              Time: 7:00-8:00AM @ Eagle Obstacles, 80 Haven St., Dedham (5/2 and 5/9) @ B5 Personal Training, 322 Reservoir St., Needham (5/16)    Fee: $115  
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F19-Intro to Permaculture

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CANCELED!   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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WS20-Intro to Portrait Drawing

Intro to Portrait Drawing  NEW Louisa Bloomstein   This course, designed for students at all levels of artistic ability, will cover the fundamentals of portrait drawing. You will learn the basic anatomical structures in the head and neck, and get a quick overview of portraiture throughout art history. In addition, you will copy both Old Master and contemporary portrait drawings, and explore a range of different drawing styles from simple pencil drawing to high contrast charcoal drawing. Please bring a small sketchbook (maximum size 14” x 17”, but preferably smaller) and your favorite drawing instrument. Limited to 15.   Dates: 2 Saturdays, March 21 and 28                                      Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 213                                        Fee: $65  
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WS20-Intro to Photoshop

Intro to Photoshop  Andrew Coyle   Learn the basics of photo editing with a patient and creative teacher. In this program, you will get hands-on Photoshop experience with the kind of guidance you can’t get from YouTube tutorials. You will be introduced to the tools and techniques of Photoshop that can enhance any photo, fix frequently occurring flaws, and create works of art. Each class will focus on a different set of tools and skills that will build from session to session as you get comfortable with the program. Lessons will include how to make a good picture great, adding graphic elements to photos, as well as repairing and restoring damaged photos (an important tool for preserving and sharing family history). Fun in-class projects will creatively help you to hone your new skills. 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. Limited to 15.   Dates: 5 Tuesdays, March 3-March 31                                       Time: 6:00-8:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 809                                                     Fee: $165
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WS20-Intro to Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

Intro to Sustainable Vegetable Gardening: Planning, Planting and Maintaining (In collaboration with the Needham Community Farm) Theresa Strachila   As we all know, home-grown produce is far superior to what you can buy at the market. However, the thought of starting your own vegetable garden can be daunting. This class will provide you with an overview of everything you need to know--from figuring out where to put your garden to care and maintenance of common vegetables. After the sessions, you will be ready to grow your own garden vegetables this year! Limited to 20.    Dates: 4 Tuesdays, March 3-March 24                           Time: 6:30-8:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 203                             Fee: $129
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WS20-Intro to Video Editing

Introduction to Video Editing  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, March 21-April 4                                          Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM @ Needham Channel Studio, 257 Chestnut St.                                    Fee: $55
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WS20-Investing for Beginners

Investing for Beginners Karen Shapiro   Have you wanted to start saving and begin investing for the future, but don’t know how to begin? Are you concerned that you are too late getting started and won’t be able to make up for lost time? If this sounds like you, this program will provide you with the practical and simple investment advice you need. The instructor will serve as your guide, and gladly answer your questions. Topics we will cover include: Overview of investment options--what’s the difference between stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs? Developing a financial plan--what should I invest in and how much risk do I feel comfortable taking with my money? Should I use a financial advisor, and if so, how do I find the right one for me? Aligning my investments with my values   Limited to 15.   Dates: 3 Tuesdays, March 24-April 7                              Time: 6:30-8:30PM @ Needham High School, Room 206                             Fee: $79
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WS20-Investment Property Workshop

Investment Property Workshop NEW Faina Shapiro   Are you interested in buying an investment property to generate income? This class will teach you what to look for when buying rental property in the current market. You will be given important buying tips and financing options. You will also learn about building equity and important landlord/tenant laws. Finally, the instructor will share advice for being a proactive vs. a reactive landlord. Limited to 15.   Date: Wednesday, February 26                                                    Time: 6:00-8:00PM @ Needham High School, Room 203                                         Fee: $29    
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WS20-Israeli Breakfast: Cook and Enjoy

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Israeli Breakfast: Cook and Enjoy   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, March 22                                                    Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM @ Hila’s home in Needham                                                          Fee: $69  
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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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WS20-Kendall Square Food and Innovation Tour

Kendall Square Food and Innovation Tour  NEW  Off the Beaten Path Food Tours Guide   What’s the center of the universe when it comes to innovation? Kendall Square, Cambridge! Centrally located next door to the Charles River, it’s home to MIT, Cambridge Innovation Center, and numerous biotech and pharma companies. On this exciting Boston food tour, you will experience some of the most beautiful restaurants in the city and sample a variety of delicious dishes, including Jewish baked goods, Asian dumplings, farm to table specialties, pizza, and even pickled eggs in a local dive bar. You will meet chefs and owners along the way. Together, with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide, you will hear about what’s innovating in Kendall Square today, while discovering the impressive spaces this neighborhood has to offer in this special curated experience. Limited to 15.   Date: Saturday, May 16                  Time: 2:00-5:00PM Meeting your guide at Mamaleh’s Deli, 15 Hampshire St. (One Kendall Sq.) Fee: $69    
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WS20-Korean Language and Culture

Korean Language and Culture  NEW Hyojung Son