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Welcome to the NCE Adult Programs class details and registration page. Please note that all current offerings are either online or outdoors with social distancing guidelines being adhered to. I hope you find a class that interests you. 

-Amy Goldman, NCE Program Director, amy_goldman@needham.k12.ma.us

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read!

  • Use the search function in the top right corner to aid you in finding a specific class.
  • If a class you want appears to be full or you have any questions, please email Amy Goldman, amy_goldman@needham.k12.ma.us.
  • 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, please be aware that if you register a minor son or daughter 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 accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment. I agree to abide by all NCE policies. 
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WS20-Alexander Technique

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NOTE: This class is now online and is now a 2-night class, June 11 and 18, 7-8PM 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: 2 Thursdays, June 11-18                                                            Time: 7:00-8:00PM  Fee: $39  
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WS20-Bay Village: Boston's Hidden Neighborhood

RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 29, 5-6:30PM 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. New date: Saturday, August 29                             New Time: 5:00-6:30PM Meet at the fountain in Statler Park, on Columbus Ave. and Stuart St.         Fee: $15  
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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-Biology SAT II prep (Thursdays; late session)

NEW DATES AND NOW ONLINE! New dates are 2 Tuesdays and 3 Thursdays, August 11-27 Biology SAT II Test Prep (Thursdays, late session) 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 2 Tues and 3 Thurs. 8/11-27, 7:30-9:00PM                                                          
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WS20-Chemistry SAT II prep

NOW AN ONLINE SUMMER CLASS NEW DATES AND TIME: MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS, AUGUST 10-27, 3:00-4:30PM   Chemistry SAT II Test Prep   In preparation for the August 29, 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.   New dates: 3 Mondays and 3 Thursdays: August 10-27                Time: 3:00-4:30PM ONLINE                                                   Fee: $179
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WS20-College Essays: What Parents Should Know and How They Can Help

ONLINE CLASS! 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 Fee: $25      
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WS20-Cutting the Cable NEW SECTION

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ONLINE CLASS! 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, June 9                                                     Time: 7:00-9:00PM                                                 Fee: $29  
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WS20-Emerald Necklace Bike Tour

NEW DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 9   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.   New Date : Sunday, August 9            Time: 10:00AM-1:30PM Location: Meet at Urban AdvenTours, 103 Atlantic Ave., Boston       Fee: $65
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WS20-I'm Stuffed

NOW ONLINE AND NEW DATE: JUNE 17! 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.   New date : Wednesday, June 17                                                                      Time: 6:00-9:00PM @ High Rock School, Cafeteria                                                                Fee: $49
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WS20-Make Your Own Leaf Print Bird Bath (Section 2: June 2 and June 4)

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Make Your Own Leaf Print Birdbath/Table Top/Garden Decoration  Cathy Byrd and Leah Sauter   Travel to a barn in Needham to create a unique and functional work of art! On the first evening, you will choose a large leaf from the Cathy Byrd’s vegetable garden (or bring one from your garden). Then, you will use the leaf as in imprint for a cement birdbath, table top or garden decoration. On the second evening, you will add some finishing touches and weather proof the project. Note: a $15 materials fee is payable to the instructors in class. Limited to 7.   Section 2 Dates: Tuesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 4                         Time: 5:00-6:30PM Location: 320 Charles River Street, Needham                                      Fee: $55
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WS20-Mission Hill walking tour

RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 22, 5-6:30PM Mission Hill  Boston by Foot Guide   Mission Hill is a neighborhood of continuous transition, rebirth, and renewal. Part of the colonial town of Roxbury, originally written as ‘Rocksberry,’ due to the plentiful outcroppings of Roxbury Puddingstone found throughout the area. We will see remnants of those and of the quarries that took advantage of them. Over time, new modes of transportation and new landfill projects brought more residents of diverse backgrounds to the area. By the mid-nineteenth century, Mission Hill had taken its name from the “Mission Church” (the Basilica of our Lady of Perpetual Hope). We will explore the many wonderful public buildings of this fascinating enclave of Boston, along with some fragments of an industrial past. Now mainly a residential area, we will discover some interesting housing stock as we climb up to the top of the hill to finish the tour. Children in strollers are welcome at no charge. Limited to 20.   New date: Saturday, August 22                                       New Time: 5:00-6:30PM Meet outside the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station on the Orange Line, 1400 Tremont Street Fee: $15
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S20-Drawing from Nature

SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES WILL BE OBSERVED!   DRAWING FROM NATURE  High school-adult Instructor: Eddie Bruckner   Use the beauty of the nature around us as inspiration for your drawings! Drawing from nature involves careful observation combined with artistic expression. In this class, different methods of seeing and drawing will be explored in a series of exercises designed to create confidence, skill, and pleasure in the drawing process outdoors for artists of all levels. Each class will explore a new location in Needham. Capture the beauty of the outdoors in the summertime using graphite pencils and any additional dry drawing materials of your choice such as pastels, wax-based colored pencils, etc. Instruction will include nature drawing exercises with ample time to work on individual landscape, botanical, or still life nature drawings in the dry drawing medium of your choice. Individual instruction will be provided with an emphasis on promoting self-expression. A materials list will be posted by class title on the NCE website:  http://www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed/nce_adult/materials_lists .  Bring a folding chair and water bottle . Limited to 15. Dates: Monday, August 17-Thursday, August 20                                           Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM Location: Various outdoor locations around Needham (TBD)                                    Fee: $139
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S20-Open Studios: Painting and Drawing

ONLINE CLASS!   OPEN STUDIOS: Painting and Drawing  NEW High school-adult Instructor: Eddie Bruckner   Enjoy painting (watercolor or acrylic) or drawing at your own level and at your own pace in this supportive class environment, with one-on-one teacher/student interaction. Express yourself, with the instructor’s guidance, by working on a piece of artwork you have already started and never finished, or create a new work of art from start to finish. This program will provide the freedom to explore your own areas of interest, while having a professional artist on-hand to answer questions, to encourage you to explore a new technique, and to inspire you to think out of the box!  Personal instruction will be given in the following areas: idea creation; composition; personal style; understanding light, shadow, value, texture, etc.; paint mixing, brush/pencil selection, brush/pencil techniques, and more. Limited to 10. Evening Section Dates: Monday, August 24-Thursday, August 27                                           Time: 6:30-9:00PM                                    Fee: $139
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S20-Walking Tour of the Arnold Arboretum: The Arboretum Before It Was an Arboretum

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED!   WALKING TOUR: The Arnold Arboretum Before It Was an Arboretum NEW High school-adult Instructor: Brian Karlsson-Barnes   Experience a new perspective of the Arnold Arboretum in a woodsy, off-road, docent-led walking tour. The tour will take you up and down verdant hills as you consider the Arboretum before it was an arboretum. Learn about two important men behind the creation of the Arnold Arboretum: Benjamin Bussey, the Renaissance man, who donated the land, and Frederick Law Olmsted, the Arboretum’s designer and America’s first landscape architect. We will discuss Olmsted’s design intent, some glacial and horticultural history of the land, and the docent will share some 18th century fun facts. Program will be rescheduled if weather is very inclement. Participates should dress for the weather and wear shoes that are appropriate for walking a mile through natural terrain. Limited to 6.   Date: Thursday, July 16                                                         Time: 6:30-8:00PM Meeting spot: Front steps of the Hunnewell Visitors Center, Main Gate, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain Fee: $19
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S20-Walking Tour of the Neponset River: A River of Firsts

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED! WALKING TOUR OF THE NEPONSET RIVER: A River of Firsts NEW Adult Guide: Laura Zapalac, Ph.D.   Join us as we explore the Neponset River, discussing why history and unique geography makes this a “river of firsts” in New England, taking note of the invaluable roles the river has played and continues to play as a lifeblood for our community. We will also discuss the history of the Lower Neponset River Trail and the Neponset River Greenway, the contributions of numerous conservation organizations in protecting the river, as well as the character and composition of neighborhoods located within the Neponset River watershed. This two-hour tour will begin and end at the Milton (Red Line) MBTA Station. We will cover about five miles at a comfortable pace, with frequent stops for discussion. For those interested, after the tour we will follow with drinks & bites at a nearby local restaurant. (We will do separate checks for this portion of the evening.)   Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water. Limited to 10.   Date: Thursday, July 23                                                         Time: 5:30-7:30PM Meeting spot: Milton Red Line Station, 1 Adams St., Milton   Fee: $39
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S20-Book Club: Heroes Reimagined

ONLINE CLASS! Instructor: Anita Doar Book Club: Heroes Reimgained (online class) Immortals, centaurs, cyclopes, larger-than-life warriors, intrepid journeys: whether you’ve always been fascinated by the world of classical mythology or could never bring yourself to do the reading in high school, whether you’re Homer’s biggest fan or don’t even know who he is, you won’t be able to resist the pull of Madeline Miller’s modern retellings of the Odyssey and the Iliad .  With spellbinding suspense and deeply human portrayals of the epics’ minor characters, Miller’s Song of Achilles (2012) and Circe (2018) will engage us in the timeless questions of what it means to be a hero, what it means to be a human.  Together will do a guided reading and weekly discussion of these two bold—yet intimate—novels.  No literary experience necessary!    Students will need to purchase a copy of the following books: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller  Circe by Madeline Miller  Dates: 9 Thursdays, June 25-August 20 Time: 5:00-6:00PM Fee: $159
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S20-Bicycle Safety, Riding Skills and Basic Mechanics

PLEASE NOTE: This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.   BICYCLE SAFETY, RIDING SKILLS AND BASIC MECHANICS  NEW High School-Adult Instructor: Bruce Eisenhut   If you are considering taking up cycling for recreation or for commuting, this program is a must! The class will introduce you to important measures that will enable you to enjoy recreational cycling while staying safe on the roads. Content will include bicycle selection, sizing, ride preparation (including clothing), safety gear, safety checks and traffic rules. Bike handling and accident avoidance techniques will be emphasized. On the last evening, we will go through some drills outside. If time allows, discussions on protocols, the advantages of group riding and cycling resources for the novice will be covered. Please bring a chair to each class. You are encouraged to bring your bike, helmet, tools and riding gear to the final class. Limited to 15.   Dates: 3 Tuesdays: June 30-July 14                                                              Time: 6:30-8:30PM Location: Needham High School, Webster Street parking area.                                                Fee: $89
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S20-Beginning Golf Clinic for Women (July 15-17)

BEGINNING GOLF CLINIC FOR WOMEN @ Wellesley College’s Nehoiden Golf Club Ages: College-Adult Instructors: Nehoiden Golf Club Pros, under the direction of Leslie Andrews 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.  All equipment is provided . Limited to 14.   Option 1 Dates: Wednesday, July 15-Friday, July 17                                                  Time: 12:30-2:30PM   Location: Meet the group at the Wellesley College Club parking lot, 727 Washington St., Wellesley Fee: $269  
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S20-Beginning Golf Clinic for Women (August 5-7)

BEGINNING GOLF CLINIC FOR WOMEN @ Wellesley College’s Nehoiden Golf Club Ages: College-Adult Instructors: Nehoiden Golf Club Pros, under the direction of Leslie Andrews 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.  All equipment is provided . Limited to 14.   Dates: Wednesday, August 5-Friday, August 7                                              Time: 12:30-2:30PM   Location: Meet the group at the Wellesley College Club parking lot, 727 Washington St., Wellesley Fee: $269
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S20-Completing a High-Quality Common Application (August 18 section)

ONLINE CLASS!   COMPLETING A HIGH-QUALITY COMMON APPLICATION  (August 18 section)NEW Rising high school seniors Instructor: Eric Stutman This class provides rising seniors with strategies for creating a strong Common Application. Participants will learn how to create a College Board Common Application account. Then, each section will be discussed in terms of how best to format responses so that they provide college admissions officers with insight into the student's talents, skills, values and goals. Limited to 12.   Date: Tuesday, August 18               Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $29
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S20-Kick-Start Your College Essay

ONLINE CLASS!   KICK START YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY Rising high school seniors Instructor: Jane Hirschhorn Summer is the best time for rising high school seniors to get started on their college essays. In this two-session course, students will be introduced to the purpose of the personal statement and be given opportunities to get started on their essay. The two sessions will be structured in the following way: During the first session (two hours), students will meet in a group to learn about how to write a standout personal statement and begin the writing process. Students should come to the first session prepared to write with a laptop, tablet or pen and paper. Please note that the instructor will be unable to review drafts during class. The second session (one hour) consists of a private writing coaching session after the student has completed a rough draft. Note: Part 2 of the course will be held one-on-one with Jane Hirschhorn, an experienced college essay writing coach, either in her Newton office or via Skype. Limited to 12.   Session 1: Wednesday, August 19 Time: 5:30-7:30PM  Session 2: One-hour private session at instructor’s Newton office or by Skype, to be scheduled with the instructor and held prior to September 30 Fee: $159  
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S20-College Recruitment Process: Stay in the Game (parent only)

ONLINE CLASS!   COLLEGE RECRUITMENT PROCESS: STAY IN THE GAME! Parents or guardians of high school athletes (with or without their child) Instructor:  Kim Chorosiewski Learn important tips for guiding your child through the college recruitment and application process, and beyond. Educational Consultant and Recruiting Specialist with McMillan Education, Kim Chorosiewski, is an experienced athlete, coach, athletic administrator and educator. She has advised student-athletes for over 30 years at all levels. The program will cover the following: Managing and understanding the stress College Recruiting and Application Process: Who, when and how Key Factors that College Admissions People Consider Case Studies of Recruiting College Planning and the Current Job Market  Limited to 20. Date: Monday, August 17                                                                      Time: 7:00-8:30PM        Fee: $15 (parent) or $20 (parent with child)  
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S20-College Recruitment Process: Stay in the Game (parent and child)

ONLINE CLASS! COLLEGE RECRUITMENT PROCESS: STAY IN THE GAME! Parents or guardians of high school athletes (with or without their child) Instructor:  Kim Chorosiewski Learn important tips for guiding your child through the college recruitment and application process, and beyond. Educational Consultant and Recruiting Specialist with McMillan Education, Kim Chorosiewski, is an experienced athlete, coach, athletic administrator and educator. She has advised student-athletes for over 30 years at all levels. The program will cover the following: Managing and understanding the stress College Recruiting and Application Process: Who, when and how Key Factors that College Admissions People Consider Case Studies of Recruiting College Planning and the Current Job Market  Limited to 20. Date: Monday, August 17                                                                      Time: 7:00-8:30PM        Fee: $15 (parent) or $20 (parent with child)  
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S20-Completing a High-Quality Common Application (August 25 section)

ONLINE CLASS!   COMPLETING A HIGH-QUALITY COMMON APPLICATION  (August 25 section)NEW Rising high school seniors Instructor: Eric Stutman This class provides rising seniors with strategies for creating a strong Common Application. Participants will learn how to create a College Board Common Application account. Then, each section will be discussed in terms of how best to format responses so that they provide college admissions officers with insight into the student's talents, skills, values and goals. Limited to 12.   Date: Tuesday, August 25              Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $29
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S20-SAT Prep (Mondays and Wednesdays)

ONLINE CLASS!   SAT PREP COURSE (Mondays and Wednesdays) For the summer sessions of the SAT Prep courses, 8 of the 11 classes will take place during the summer. To ensure students get preparation and practice closer to the date when they take/retake the SAT test, the remaining 3 classes may be taken in a future NCE SAT Prep program. Note: Students should bring a pencil and calculator to each class. Mondays & Wednesdays Dates: June 29-July 22 (practice tests June 29 and July 15)      Time: 5-7:30pm (5-9PM practice test dates) Fee: $685
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S20-SAT Prep (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

ONLINE CLASS! SAT PREP COURSE (Tuesdays and Thursdays) For the summer sessions of the SAT Prep courses, 8 of the 11 classes will take place during the summer. To ensure students get preparation and practice closer to the date when they take/retake the SAT test, the remaining 3 classes may be taken in a future NCE SAT Prep program. Note: Students should bring a pencil and calculator to each class. Tuesdays & Thursdays Dates: August 4-Aug. 27 (practice tests August 4 and August 20)      Time: 5-7:30pm (5-9PM practice test dates) Fee: $685
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S20-Investing for Beginners

ONLINE CLASS!   Investing for Beginners Karen Shapiro   Have you wanted to start saving and begin investing for the future, but don’t know how to begin? Do you want to learn how to get back on your feet after recent market turmoil? Are you concerned that you are too late getting started and won’t be able to make up for lost time? This program will provide a roadmap for making your money work as hard as you do, helping you gain confidence and empowering you to take control of your financial future. 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? Sustainable investing--can my money "do well while doing good" by choosing investments that are in line with my envirionmental and social values? Limited to 15. Dates: 3 Tuesdays, July 14-28                              Time: 6:30-8:30PM                   Fee: $79
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S20-7 Steps to Getting Organized

ONLINE CLASS   7 STEPS TO GETTING ORGANIZED   NEW High School-Adult Instructor: Marilyn Cruickshank It’s almost too good to be true... Decrease your stress, save money, AND save time. But that’s what decluttering and getting organized can do for you!! Join us to learn basic, bite-sized decluttering and organizing techniques from a professional organizer. We will cover 7 steps to reducing the overwhelm, and, you will get to share photos of your most cluttered space to get firsthand feedback during this online offering. It will feel great to be able to find what you need when you need it, and to start living clutter free. Date: Wednesday, July 8           Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $35
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S20-Summer Cocktails: Learn to Mix

ONLINE CLASS! SUMMER COCKTAILS Instructor: Bernie Keaveney Pour yourself a cocktail or mix one along with the instructor, Bernie Keaveney, Wine & Beverage Director at the The Heritage of Sherborn. Bernie will demonstrate 4 summer sips. Imagine learning how to make a classic Manhattan or a margherita that will wow your friends. No bartending experience necessary. Limited to 30. Date: Thursday, July 16 Time: 5:30-7:00PM Fee: $25
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S20-Investment Property Workshop

ONLINE CLASS! Investment Property Workshop  Instructor: Faina Shapiro Real estate investing can be lucrative if you know what you are doing, but it can also set you up for failure if you don’t. This class will teach you how to find the property that can be an additional income stream and how to avoid getting into trouble with tenants. Along with learning how to buy an income-generating rental property in this competitive market, we will also discuss Massachusetts laws that every landlord needs to know to protect themselves. We review proven tips on being a thoughtful and respected landlord and financing and property maintenance costs. The course instructor, Faina Shapiro, is a licensed real estate agent, property manager, Board of Assessors member and real estate investor. Limited to 12 Date: Thursday, August 27                                             Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $29    
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S20-Sell Your Home Workshop

ONLINE CLASS! Sell Your Home Workshop   Instructor: Faina Shapiro If you are thinking about selling your home in the near future, this class is a must! You will learn how to hire the right agent and what you need to know if you plan on selling without an agent. The class will also cover what’s necessary to fix before listing and what isn’t, what buyers want, and what costs are associated with selling. The importance of staging and cleaning your home before listing will also be discussed. Limited to 12.   Date: Thursday, August 20                                               Time: 6:00-8:00PM  Fee: $29
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S20-Cooking with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs

ONLINE CLASS! Instructor: Jen Tuttelman Cooking with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs Let’s use those summer herbs and fresh vegetables to make delicious fresh and healthy foods!  On the first evening, we will make a cold summer soup and quinoa salad. On the second night, we will prepare a fish entree and dessert. Use produce purchased from the local farmstand, farmers market or your own gardens. Limited to 8.   Dates: 2 Thursdays, July 30-August 6 Time: 5:30-7:00PM Fee: $59
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S20-Intro to Watercolor Pencil

ONLINE CLASS!   Intro to Watercolor Pencil NEW High school-adult Instructor: Eddie Bruckner Watercolor pencils are a truly unique artistic invention. The versatility of watercolor (or water-soluble) pencil allows you to experience the joys of drawing and painting simultaneously! They are fun and easy to use, whether you are in the studio or on the go. Great for the beginner artist, watercolor pencils are easy to manipulate and offer a lot of control. In this 4-day online course, your instructor will guide your learning through demonstrations and a series of drawing/painting exercises, including how to create flat washes, transparent glazes, blending and mixing colors on the palette, and using the watercolor pencils as drawing insturments, making opaque layers, soft gradations and textured strokes, and special effects. Tips and tricks will be revealed along the way. Individual instruction will be provided, with an emphasis on promoting self-expression. All levels are welcome for this relaxed, introductory course.  A materials list will be posted by class title on the NCE website:  http://www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed/nce_adult/materials_lists . Limited to 10. Dates: Monday, August 17-Thursday, August 20                                           Time: 2:00-4:00PM Fee: $139
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S20-Exploring Non-Traditional Art Supplies and Experimental Art Techniques

ONLINE CLASS!   Exploring Non-Traditional Art Supplies and Experimental Art Techniques NEW High school-adult Instructor: Eddie Bruckner Top mixed-media artists always recommend road testing new art supplies as a great way to feel comfortable with them. Yet, how often do we really do that? Often times, we tend to do what is most familiar, thinking if one experimements with something, i will take too much time, and we will be unhappy with the results. If you wish to break out of your comfort zone, this is the class for you! You will learn about innovative tools and materials you can use to enhance your artwork and lead your creativity in new directions. In each class, the instrutor will demonstrate a variety of art materials and how they can be applied. You may join in or simply watch. Questions will be welcome throughout the demonstration. New and experienced artists are welcome. Materials to be presented will include: gel mediums, varnishes, retarders, texture gels, heavy body and soft body acrylics, acrylic paint markers, scratchboards, ink washes on clayboard and wood. For artists who love drawing, their will be demonstrations using colored or toned paper, textured paper, newspaper, woodless graphite pencils and morcron pens. If you wish to try out any of the materials, check out the optional   materials list on the NCE website:  http://www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed/nce_adult/materials_lists . Limited to 10. Dates: Monday, August 17-Thursday, August 20                                           Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $119
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S20-Your Healthiest You

ONLINE CLASS!   Your Healthiest You  NEW High School-Adult Instructor: Holli Bassin   Do you have  health symptoms such as anxiety or sleep issues that generally don't concern your health provider, or are attributed to aging?  Make a connection between nutrition, lifestyle and health. Understand food choices and how they make you feel. We will discuss eating hygiene, digestive health, anxiety, insomnia, low energy and fatigue. Learn how you can feel amazing just by adding a few new holistic tips and lifestyle changes to your daily routine. Limited to 15. Date: Tuesday, July 21                                                        Time: 7:30-9:00PM Fee: $25
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WS20-Zumba

ONLINE CLASS! Zumba®  Angelica Ochoa-Orozco Zumba® is a great way to work out and is suitable for all levels of fitness. Dance the calories away, shimmy into shape, and have fun doing it! Limited to 15. Dates: 6 Tuesdays, June 2-July 7                    Time: 6:00-7:00PM   Fee: $65
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S20-The Art of Perspective Drawing

ONLINE CLASS! The Art of Perspective Drawing NEW High school-adult Instructor: Eddie Bruckner Learn how to create amazing depth effects and master perspective drawing in his relaxed, introductory workshop. Objects have three dimensions: height, width, and depth. However, in drawing, the artist only has a flat, two-demensional surface to work on. In this, four-day program, you will gain a better understanding of perspective drawing, starting with exercises on basic shapes, landscapes, interior rooms, or cityscapes. We will cover toopics such as viewpoints, one-point perspective, two-point perspective, and three-point perspective, through a series of exercises designed to master these important drawing concepts. Individual instruction will be provided with an emphasis on promoting self-expression.  A materials list will be posted by class title on the NCE website:  http://www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed/nce_adult/materials_lists . Limited to 10. Dates: Monday, August 24-Thursday, August 27                                           Time: 2:00-4:00PM Fee: $139
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S20-Campire Guitar for Beginners

ONLINE CLASS!   Campire Guitar for Beginners   NEW Age 12-Adult Instructor: Sam Marvin   Always wanted to play some easy guitar songs around the campfire or just play songs for fun on the porch? If this is the case, this is the perfect class for you! Taught by skilled instructor Sam Marvin from Rob's Guitar School, Sam's extensive online teaching experience and patience and understanding with beginners makes him the perfect instructor for this online class. Marvel as you find yourself within the first couple of classes playing easy songs. You'll be happy you took this class!  Students must have their own guitar and tuner. Links to affordable guitar and tuner on Amazon can be provided upon request (approx. $90) . Teaching materials will emailed by Rob's Guitar School during the course of the program and are covered by the course fee. Limited to 8. Dates: 8 Thursdays: June 25-August 13         Time: 6:00-7:00PM Fee: $199
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S20-Conversational Spanish Club for High School and College Students

ONLINE CLASS   Conversational Spanish Club for High School and College   NEW High School-College Instructor: Barry Bridgelal Practice Spanish skills and learn about the history, food, and culture of the countries where it is spoken. We will reinforce skills through conversation, thematic vocabulary, verbs with a focus on describing the world around you resulting in a fun and challenging learning experience. Instruction is adapted for a variety of levels, making this an excellent introduction for beginners or intermediates and an opportunity for advanced students to expand their proficiency. Limited to 12. Dates: 8 Tuesdays, July 7-August 25           Time: 7:30-8:30PM Fee: $95
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S20-Bridge: Supervised Play for Intermediate Players (daytime)

ONLINE CLASS!   Intermediate Supervised Play (daytime) Instructor: Jori Grossack If you are a skilled Bridge player who knows the rules and a lot of conventions, bring your game to the next level in this supervised play program. During each class, 4 of the 8 participants will play each other live, using BridgeBase.com, while the other 4 will be observers. Players and observers will switch off each week. While observing, you will be able to see the hands and make your own plans on offense and defense.  The instructor will dissect each hand and coach the players each step of the way. Emphasis will be on play of the hand and partnership defense. Both players and observers will gain a much better understanding of the game. All participants will be given an invitation to participate in the live online game, and will communicate with the instructor and fellow participants via conference call. Limited to 8. Dates: 8 Tuesdays, July 7-August 25 Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM Fee: $185
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S20-Bridge: Supervised Play for Intermediate Players (evening)

ONLINE CLASS!   Intermediate Supervised Play (evening) Instructor: Jori Grossack If you are a skilled Bridge player who knows the rules and a lot of conventions, bring your game to the next level in this supervised play program. During each class, 4 of the 8 participants will play each other live, using BridgeBase.com, while the other 4 will be observers. Players and observers will switch off each week. While observing, you will be able to see the hands and make your own plans on offense and defense.  The instructor will dissect each hand and coach the players each step of the way. Emphasis will be on play of the hand and partnership defense. Both players and observers will gain a much better understanding of the game. All participants will be given an invitation to participate in the live online game, and will communicate with the instructor and fellow participants via conference call. Limited to 8. Dates: 8 Tuesdays, July 7-August 25 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $185
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S20-Bridge: Supervised Play for Advanced Beginners

ONLINE CLASS!   Advanced Beginner Supervised Play  Instructor: Jori Grossack I Advanced Beginner Supervised Play This class will enable you to transition from the learning of Bridge concepts to utilizing them in a game. During each class, 4 of the 8 participants will play each other live, using BridgeBase.com, while the other 4 will be observers. Players and observers will switch off each week. Observers will be able to view all hands and make their own plans on offense and defense. The instructor will dissect each hand and coach the players each step of the way. Emphasis will be on bidding, opening leads, play of the hand and defense. Both players and observers will gain a much better understanding of the game. All participants will be given an invitation to participate in the live online game, and will communicate with the instructor and fellow participants via conference call. Limited to 8. Dates: 8 Thursdays, July 9-August 27 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $185
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S20-Cooking at Home with Chef Josh Ziskin

ONLINE CLASS!   Cooking at Home with Chef Josh Ziskin   NEW High School-Adult Instructor: Josh Ziskin Join Chef Josh Ziskin, Chef Owner of La Morra and Heritage of Sherborn, as he demonstrates some of his famous Northern Italian dishes, such as Bolognese, Risotto & other surprise dishes from his home kitchen. Learn knife techniques, tricks of the trade and how to create your own restaurant worthy cuisine from home. Limited to 12.   Date: Tuesday, July 28                  Time: 6:00-7:30PM Fee: $29
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S20-EasYoga

ONLINE CLASS! EASYOGA FOR OLDER ADULTS Instructor: 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. Come join us to experience how the practice More information can be found about EasYogaTM on
the website www.elder-yoga.com.
 Limited to 18.   Dates: 9 Tuesdays, June 30-August 25                                             Time: 9:00-10:00AM                                                      Fee: $79
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S20-Establish and Maintain a Healthy Lawn

ONLINE CLASS Establlish and Maintain a Healthy Lawn   NEW High School-Adult Instructor: Nick Nogueira It takes knowledge and care to establish and maintain a beautiful lawn, but that doesn't mean that you need to hire an expensive service to do the work for you. In this class, you will learn important tips that will enable you to care for your lawn. Topics covered will include: soil health; organic fertilization needs for every lawn type; identifying and rectifying common problems such as weed control, fungus/moss/mushrooms, soil ph and heat stress; required maintenance practices (watering, aeration, detaching etc.). The instructor has over 10 years of lawncare experience and many tips to share. Limited to 10. Dates: 2 Thursday, July 2-9           Time: 6:00-7:30PM Fee: $45
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S20-Video Editing: Turn Your Digital Photos into a Movie Using iMovie

ONLINE CLASS!   Video Editing: Turn Your Digital Photos into a Movie Using iMovie​  NEW High School-Adult Instructor: Natalie Guthrie   Take your digital photos off your phone or computer and turn them into a digital movie using iMovie. These movies will make it easier for you to enjoy and share your cherished memories .   Participants must have the iMovie application on their laptop or computer.  Limited to 8.   Dates: 3 Tuesdays: July 21-August 4         Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $95
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S20-A Virtual Tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland: History, Language, People and Sites

ONLINE CLASS   A Virtual Tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland: Featuring the countries' history, language and people   NEW High School-Adult Instructor: Heather Harris Heather Harris is offering a virtual travel experience that weaves together stories of Ireland’s history, language  and people while talking about her own travels, research and work there; hoping to inspire your own visit and  interest areas. The first evening will focus on the Republic of Ireland and the second will focus on Northern Ireland, UK. Ireland has a complicated history and both evenings complement one another. The activities will include lecture (and PowerPoint/imagery), discussion and a fair amount of craic (which is Irish for laughs and enjoyable conversation) . No experience or knowledge of Ireland is required, although you are welcome to share your own stories! Limited to 10.   Dates: 2 Wednesday, July 15-22           Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $55
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