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

  • Classes are listed in alphabetical order (not catalog order).
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  • If a class you want appears to be full or you have any questions, please contact NCE at 781-455-0400 x11235.
  • 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 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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WS19-Mission Hill

Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Mission Hill Date: Saturday, June 1                               Time: 2:00-3:30PM Location: Meet outside the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station on the Orange Line, 1400 Tremont Street Fee: $15 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.      
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$15.00

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WS19-Architectural Darwinism

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Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Architectural Darwinism: Which Buildings Stand the Test of Time? Date: Saturday, June 8                               Time: 2:00-3:30PM Location: Meet in in front of the Paul Revere House in North Square                                  Fee: $15 Take a walk through time on a Roman scale.  With a view toward Matt Bronski's "architectural Darwinism," we follow an unusual route through the North End to consider the evolution of common architectural features.  While the decorations on a building's facade can define its style, did you know they were originally designed to make it last for centuries? A scalloped bracket, for instance, creates drip lines away from the wall and windows below. How do modern applications and materials hold up to ancient standards of durability, and what buildings will be historic in Boston when it reaches Rome's age? Children in strollers are welcome at no charge. Limited to 20. Boston by Foot Guide Boston’s grand boulevard, Commonwealth Avenue, provides an enduringly popular stroll. The tour parallels the 19th century filling (using fill from Needham!) and development of Back Bay from its origin at Arlington Street, down the seven blocks along the tree-lined grassy Mall. See how careful effort over 150 years has preserved the “grandness” of the Avenue. The tour will take place rain or shine. Children in strollers are welcome at no charge. Limited to 20.      
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WS19-Beginning Golf Clinic for Women

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Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Beginning Golf Clinic for Women Dates: Tuesday, June 4-Thursday June 6                      Time: 12:30-2:30PM Location: Nehoiden Golf Club, Wellesley                                              Fee: $269 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 12.
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$269.00

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WS19-EasYoga for Older Adults (Summer session)

Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. EasYoga for Older Adults (Summer session) Dates: 8 Tuesdays, July 9-August 27                                                                  Time: 9:00-10:00AM Location: Center at the Heights                                                  Fee: $65 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
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$65.00

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WS19-Evening in Portugal: Wine Tasting

Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Evening in Portugal: Wine Tasting Date: Thursday, May 16                                                      Time: 6:30-8:30PM Location: Heritage of Sherborn, 33 N. Main St., Sherborn                  Fee: $59 Did you know Travel & Leisure named Portugal the Travel Destination of the Year in 2016?! Join Jen Ziskin, Co-Owner of Heritage of Sherborn & La Morra, as she takes you on a guided tour of the secret gems of Portuguese wines. You will taste wines from several regions, including: Douro, made famous by Port, but now exploding with vivacious and elegant red wines, the Alentejo, and Lisboa. Chef Josh will complement the tasting with small bites of authentic Portuguese cuisine. A $25 wine fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 20.
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$59.00

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WS19-Seed Starting: Vegetables and Flowers

Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Seed Starting: Vegetables and Flowers Dates: 2 Mondays, April 1 and April 8                                     Time: 6:30-8:00PM @Needham High School, Room 203                                          Fee: $75 Do you like exotic heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables, hard to find annual and perennial flowers, or fresh herbs year-round? Then learn how to start your own seedlings in your home. It’s fun, easy and educational. Learn where you can purchase hard to find seeds, assemble a seed starting station, nurture your seedlings and get them ready for the outdoors. Among other things, starting your own seedlings lets you explore tomato and flower varieties you don’t see in the garden center and fights those long winter blues. Limited to 20.
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$75.00

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