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All Items for: Adult Programs: April 2021-June 2022

Welcome to the NCE Adult Programs class details and registration page. Please note: For all in-person classes, current CDC guidelines will be adhered to. I hope you find a class that interests you. 

-Amy Goldman, NCE Program Director, [email protected]

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, [email protected]
  • 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. 
  • Some classes may be recorded. The instructor will announce so beforehand and the link will be shared with registrants only.

 

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ONLINE Summer SAT Prep Courses (Tuesdays and Thursdays) Your rising junior or senior will likely have more time to focus on SAT Prep during the summer than they will during the school year. Each summer SAT Prep class registration includes the opportunity for your child to take two additional prep classes and one additional practice test during regularly scheduled, school year prep sessions. Typically, students will take the additional classes and practice test just prior to the date when they are registered to take the SAT. Dates: 4 Tuesdays and 4 Thursdays, August 3-August 26 Time: 5:00-8:00PM (until 9:00PM on practice test nights, August 3 and August 19)  Fee: $685    
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ONLINE Summer SAT Prep Courses (Wednesdays) Your rising junior or senior will likely have more time to focus on SAT Prep during the summer than they will during the school year. Each summer SAT Prep class registration includes the opportunity for your child to take two additional prep classes and one additional practice test during regularly scheduled, school year prep sessions. Typically, students will take the additional classes and practice test just prior to the date when they are registered to take the SAT. Dates: 8 Wednesdays, July 7-August 25 Time: 5:00-8:00PM (until 9:00PM on practice test nights, July 7 and August 11)  Fee: $685    
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Completing a High-Quality Common Application (August 17) Virtual class Eric Stutman In this hands-on class, your rising high school senior will create a College Board common application account,  learn the purpose and strategies for each section of the application, and begin to fill out the application. Students will also be instructed on how and when to submit their application to their final list of colleges. Limited to 12. Date: Tuesday, August 17 Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $29  
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Completing a High-Quality Common Application (August 24) Virtual class Eric Stutman In this hands-on class, your rising high school senior will create a College Board common application account,  learn the purpose and strategies for each section of the application, and begin to fill out the application. Students will also be instructed on how and when to submit their application to their final list of colleges. Limited to 12. Date: Tuesday, August 24 Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $29  
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Best Practices to Ace Your College Interview Virtual class Mindy Popp  Rising high school seniors are encouraged to join the class to build skills that will enable them to succeed in college interviews. As a former college admissions officer, Mindy Popp will share expert guidance to help students feel confident and knowledgeable when speaking with college interviewers. Students will learn tips to best prepare for and engage in the interviews. What to wear, what questions to expect, and all the do’s and don’ts of college interviewing will be covered. With the start of college interviewing season in the late summer, this class will be beneficial for all college applicants. Limited to 30. Date: Thursday, July 29                     Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $29    
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Kick-Start Your College Essay Virtual class 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 attend 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 consists of a 1-hour, private writing coaching session, held virtually with the instructor, after the student has completed a rough draft. Limited to 12. Group Session Monday, August 23                               Time: 5:30-7:30PM  Private Session Students will schedule the one-hour private session directly with the instructor. All appointments must take place prior to September 30.  Fee: $159  
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College Recruiting Process: Stay in the Game Virtual class 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 2 Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $19  
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Prep School: Finding the Right Fit and the Application Process   Virtual class Kim Chorosiewski Are you considering prep school for your child? If so, you will benefit from this informational evening, presented by Kim Chorosiewski of McMillan Education, an independent school and college admissions consulting  company. Kim will cover topics such as: what makes prep schools special, how to find the “right fit” for your child, how prep schools address learning disabilities such as ADHD, the role of arts and athletics, the application process, prep school costs, and post-graduate (PG) years. There will be ample time for questions and answers. Limited to 20. Date: Monday, July 26 Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $19  
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Navigating the Job Search Process: A Student’s Guide to Success Virtual class Carol Agranat The job search process can be daunting to young adults. Armed with a greater understanding of how to navigate through a job search while putting their best foot forward, will give them much needed confidence and valuable skills. Career Strategist, Carol Agranat, has years of experience guiding people of all ages through successful job searches. Students will gain a general understanding of how to think more strategically about their career search. They will learn the fundamentals of networking, the importance of understanding and being able to clearly articulate their value, how to best utilize resources and leverage opportunities offered at their schools, the importance of preparation, and how to manage the process with more efficiency and effectiveness. Limited to 25. Date: Tuesday, July 27                     Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $25  
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Navigating the Job Search Process: A Parent’s Guide to Enabling Success Virtual class Carol Agranat  This program is designed as a companion class to the program for students. You can play an important role in guiding your child through a job search, but it is important to know what to do and what NOT to do. Career Strategist, Carol Agranat, has years of experience guiding people of all ages through successful job searches. You will learn how to assist your child with matching their skills to possible careers, and how to provide them with independence and accountability in their search. Suggestions will be given for how to effectively ensure that your child is properly prepared and professional in their approach. Limited to 25. Date: Wednesday, July 28 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $25
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Rubber Stamps and Decorative Card Making If the weather cooperates, this class will be held outdoors. In the event of rain, the class will be indoors in a well-ventilated space with room to spread out. Current CDC guidelines will be observed. Heather Harris Learn the art of rubber stamp making--using a rubber carving block and a lino cutter (simple carving tool).  The instructor will teach carving and relief printmaking techniques through examples and demonstration. You will transfer your chosen image onto the rubber surface and carve what will be the negative space or non-printing parts; leaving the printable parts level with the surface. The end result will look similar to a wood cut or linoleum cut. Then, you will use ink pads and create cards by stamping our newly created image onto cardstock. Once you have learned how to make the stamps, you will be able to continue this craft on your own time and use it to create art prints, greeting cards, decorated fabric crafts, and gift wrap. A supply list can be found here . Limited to 10.  Date: Thursday, July 8 Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM Location: Needham High School cafeteria (outdoors if weather permits) Fee: $45  
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Walking Tour: The Flat of Beacon Hill Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  Boston by Foot Guide This walking tour is inspired by Samuel Eliot Morison's childhood memoir, One Boy's Boston . Discover Morison's neighborhood on this tour through one of Boston's least known and most delightful areas. The Flat of Beacon Hill is built on 19th century-made land along the Charles River. The Flat is geologically part of Back Bay and culturally part of Beacon Hill, with the architecture of both. This intimate patch of real estate soon acquired carriage houses and horse stables owned by the wealthy families living on Beacon Hill. Today, many of these edifices have been converted into charming residences and seamlessly blend among the notable landmarks such as the Charles Street Meeting House, the Church of the Advent, and the Sunflower Castle. What do Sam Mayday Malone, a private-eye named Spenser, and a Fox Terrier named Igloo have in common? They all know the Flat is where it's at! Limited to 10. Date: Saturday, August 7 Time: 5:00-6:30PM Meeting spot: Meet your guide outside the Charles/MGH MBTA station on the Red Line. Fee: $15  
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Walking Tour: South Boston’s Broadway Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  Boston by Foot Guide South Boston has played a major part in Boston’s history, from the occupation of Dorchester Heights to the manufacturing companies that once dotted the neighborhood and waterfront. South Boston is also home  to many churches that were built as places of worship for immigrants. We will walk along Broadway, considered the main street of South Boston, starting at West Broadway and ending on East Broadway. Beginning at the former site of Blinstrub’s Village, we will see the oldest street clock in Boston dating back to the 1870’s. Many beautiful buildings of various architectural styles will be along our route. You will learn about the occupation of Dorchester Heights, which led to the evacuation of the British troops from Boston, and we will stop at several former sites of businesses and institutions that have played a key role in Boston. Your guide will also highlight several famous people with ties to South Boston. The tour will finish in Medal of Honor/“M” Street Park where you can see the first Vietnam Memorial in the United States. Limited to 10. Date: Saturday, August 14 Time: 5:00-6:30PM Meeting spot: Meet your guide at the corner of West Broadway and D Street (next to TD Bank). Fee: $15  
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Tour of the Charles by Kayak or Canoe: Norumbega to Waltham Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  John Horrigan A summer paddle on the Charles is a pleasure unto itself, but NCE invites you to enhance the experience with an orated history of the Charles River, its watershed, wildlife and preservation. Your guide, John Horrigan, will talk about the mythical golden city of Norumbega, the Waltham Watch Factory, Norumbega Park, the Totem Pole dance pavilion, and the Charles River Boathouse, as you cover the stretch of river between Norumbega and Waltham. En route, you will pass by an island with life-like figures of a Native American, moose, bear, deer, gorilla and crocodile. John has a wealth of information to share with you as you paddle along. If you don’t own a kayak or canoe, you can rent one from Paddle Boston-Newton , just across from the tour’s meeting spot. Bring plenty of water and a life jacket (can be rented from Paddle Boston if you don’t own one). Limited to 15 boats. Date: Saturday, July 24 (rain date: Sunday, July 25) Renters: Meet at Paddle Boston-Newton at 9:30AM Tour begins at 10:15 from the Norumbega Road, Weston boat launch (directly across from Paddle Boston). Tour ends at 1:15PM Fee: $39 per boat (does not include boat rental fee)  
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Backyard Astronomy Fun Night (Families welcome!) Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  John Horrigan Spend a summer evening learning about when, where and how to look up into the evening sky and identify stars, constellations, planets and other celestial bodies. This program will be a lot of fun for people of all ages. Here is what the evening will include: Catch the sunset (and look for the elusive ‘Green Flash’) and then mark the three phases of twilight  Look at the moon and learn about its surface features, search for the Apollo module landing sites and hear of a history of lights that have been observed on the moon (Trans Lunar Phenomena) over the centuries Literally look across the universe when we peer at an area of the sky where the farthest galaxies (MACS0647-JD and GN-z11) ever discovered or photographed reside Talk about the Big Dipper and its importance as a beacon during the Underground Railroad Discover the Summer Triangle, with its constellations and stars Glimpse planets (and areas where planets reside but are too dim for the naked eye) If our timing aligns with their scheduled passes: catch satellites, perhaps even the International Space Station, the top secret X-37B, a North Korean Satellite, one of the Starlink Constellation arrays, various space junk, and maybe even a meteor    Learn about the great astronomers Identify passing airliners (model/speed/altitude/departure/destination)  Review the history of space exploration Match up the light of stars and their correlation to the year on earth Open discourse on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Listen to space, star or moon-related music or popular songs (suggestions are welcome) Astronomy trivia What to bring with you: Small flashlight Bug spray Water/beverages Blanket or reclining chair Binoculars/telescope are optional Suggested smartphone apps: Google Sky, Flight Radar Heavens-Above NO LASERS! Date: Wednesday, August 18 (rain/cloud date: Thursday, August 19) Time: 7:40PM (to catch sunset)-9:45PM Location: NHS, Admiral Gracey Dr. lot Fee: $25/person or $45/family  
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Backyard Astronomy Fun Night (Families welcome!) Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  John Horrigan Spend a summer evening learning about when, where and how to look up into the evening sky and identify stars, constellations, planets and other celestial bodies. This program will be a lot of fun for people of all ages. Here is what the evening will include: Catch the sunset (and look for the elusive ‘Green Flash’) and then mark the three phases of twilight  Look at the moon and learn about its surface features, search for the Apollo module landing sites and hear of a history of lights that have been observed on the moon (Trans Lunar Phenomena) over the centuries Literally look across the universe when we peer at an area of the sky where the farthest galaxies (MACS0647-JD and GN-z11) ever discovered or photographed reside Talk about the Big Dipper and its importance as a beacon during the Underground Railroad Discover the Summer Triangle, with its constellations and stars Glimpse planets (and areas where planets reside but are too dim for the naked eye) If our timing aligns with their scheduled passes: catch satellites, perhaps even the International Space Station, the top secret X-37B, a North Korean Satellite, one of the Starlink Constellation arrays, various space junk, and maybe even a meteor    Learn about the great astronomers Identify passing airliners (model/speed/altitude/departure/destination)  Review the history of space exploration Match up the light of stars and their correlation to the year on earth Open discourse on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Listen to space, star or moon-related music or popular songs (suggestions are welcome) Astronomy trivia What to bring with you: Small flashlight Bug spray Water/beverages Blanket or reclining chair Binoculars/telescope are optional Suggested smartphone apps: Google Sky, Flight Radar Heavens-Above NO LASERS! Date: Wednesday, August 18 (rain/cloud date: Thursday, August 19) Time: 7:40PM (to catch sunset)-9:45PM  Location: NHS, Admiral Gracey Dr. lot Fee: $25/person or $45/family  
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Mosaic Tile Planter and Framed Mirror If the weather cooperates, this class will be held outdoors. In the event of rain, the class will be indoors in a well-ventilated space with room to spread out. Current CDC guidelines will be observed. Heather Harris The art of mosaic tiling is fun to learn and allows you to craft beautiful and functional projects of all sorts. In this program, you will finish two projects: a planter and a framed mirror. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring old pieces of ceramic (i.e. chipped mugs and plates) that you won’t mind breaking into pieces of colorful tile. You will learn how to lay out a design and use adhesive to secure the tile pieces to the project surface. Each piece will then be grouted, cleaned and polished for a finished look. A $33 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 10. Dates: Tuesday, July 13-Thursday, July 15 Time: 4:00-7:00PM Location: Needham High School cafeteria (outdoors if weather permits) Fee: $145  
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Coffee and Calligraphy If the weather cooperates, this class will be held outdoors. In the event of rain, the class will be indoors in a well-ventilated space with room to spread out. Current CDC guidelines will be observed. Liz Roessler Spend a summer morning sipping your favorite beverage while learning the fundamentals of the meditative art  of pointed pen calligraphy, in an inspirational, educational and fun way! The easy-to-understand instruction is focused on everything you need to get started and to enjoy calligraphy: how to properly hold and use a dip pen with acrylic ink, setting up your workspace, healthy ergonomics, patient and personal instruction, and focused, specific goals for your practice and project work following class. We will review all the best pro tips and tools, and unique ways to use your new calligraphy skills. You will be provided with customized post-class worksheets. Questions and answers will be encouraged throughout the class. Limited to 20.   After registering, please email your shipping address for the recommended supplies kit to [email protected] The kits come in 2 options: starter kit ($25) or deluxe ($40) and can be purchased via Venmo / PayPal or eCheck. Email for complete info on kit contents OR to receive a list of required supplies if you’d prefer to buy them yourself. Date: Wednesday, July 21 Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM Location: Needham High School cafeteria (outdoors if weather permits) Fee: $60  
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How to Weave a Basic Round Basket If the weather cooperates, this class will be held outdoors. In the event of rain, the class will be indoors in a well-ventilated space with room to spread out. Current CDC guidelines will be observed. William Krier This is the perfect first-time class for anyone who is interested in learning basket weaving. Using reed and several weaving techniques, you will create a small round basket. The completed project will be both functional and attractive. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 8. Date: Tuesday, July 20 Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM Location: Needham High School cafeteria (outdoors if weather permits) Fee: $65  
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How to Weave an Onion Basket If the weather cooperates, this class will be held outdoors. In the event of rain, the class will be indoors in a well-ventilated space with room to spread out. Current CDC guidelines will be observed. William Krier This is the perfect first-time class for anyone who is interested in learning basket weaving. Using reed and several weaving techniques, you will create a hanging onion basket. The completed project will be both functional and attractive. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 8. Date: Tuesday, August 3 Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM Location: Needham High School cafeteria (outdoors if weather permits) Fee: $65  
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Art from Nature Virtual class Eddie Bruckner Use the beauty of the nature around us as inspiration for your drawings. As you explore the outdoors this summer, collect some samples of items you would like to include in your art, such as stones, leaves, flowers, plants, tree bark, shells, sea glass and twigs. In class, we will use observational drawing to capture these items in expressive ways. 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 for artists of all levels. In addition to realistic observational drawing, we will do exercises that explore these natural shapes and use them as inspiration for abstract compositions; and we will cover the principles of design such as value, line, balance, and movement. We will use graphite pencils and any additional dry drawing materials of your choice such as pastels, wax-based colored pencils, etc. There will be ample time to work independently. The instructor will provide guidance and critique with an emphasis on promoting self-expression, on your landscape, botanical, or still life nature drawings. Additional information for this class and a suggested materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.   Dates: 3 Tuesdays and 3 Thursdays, July 13-29 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $210  
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Abstract Painting Made Easy Virtual class Eddie Bruckner Join us for this introductory class in Abstract Painting, designed for the beginner abstract artist, yet appropriate for those artists who would like to continue their learning in Acrylic Painting technique. Abstract painting is fascinating, experimental, complex yet sometimes simple, and perhaps even controversial. Have you ever seen a painting in a museum and said to yourself, "Why is this art?--Even I could paint that!"?  Explore abstract painting concepts, looking at artwork by well-known abstract artists such as Matisse, Kandinsky, Motherwell, de Kooning, Pollock and others, to understand the various techniques they employed. Working from your imagination and still lifes,create vivid and bold imagery with individual guidance and critique from the instructor. Experiment with color, texture, line, and form, with acrylic paints, mediums, and other artistic tools to demystify abstract painting and develop your innate artistic abilities as an abstract artist. Artists of all levels welcome. Additional information for this class and a suggested materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.   Dates: 3 Tuesdays and 3 Thursdays, July 13-29 Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM Fee: $210  
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Perspective Drawing Made Easy Virtual class Eddie Bruckner Have you ever wanted to draw something in 3-D? In this introductory class, you will learn how to create amazing depth effects and master perspective drawing. Every object has three dimensions: height, width, and depth. Yet, in drawing, the artist only has a flat, two-dimensional surface to work on. This class will help you better understand perspective drawing, starting with exercises on basic shapes, landscapes, interior rooms, or cityscapes. Topics such as viewpoints, one-point perspective, two-point perspective, and three-point perspective will be covered, and maybe even a few optical illusion drawings. You will be guided through a series of exercises designed to master these important drawing concepts. Artists of all levels welcome. Additional information for this class and a suggested materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.   Dates: 3 Tuesdays and 3 Thursdays, August 17-September 2 Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM Fee: $210  
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Turn a Favorite Summer Photograph into Art Virtual class Eddie Bruckner Have you ever taken a photo that you would like to try to turn into a painting or drawing? Join us for this one-of-a-kind course and learn the tips and tricks artists use to create artwork based on their photographs.  The instructor will guide you through the process of turning your favorite photo into a work of art in the medium of your choice, whether it be acrylic or watercolor, graphite or colored pencil, watercolor pencils, or pastels. You will learn various methods of transferring images onto paper or canvas, and will gain an understanding of values, composition, and color selection. There will be ample time to work independently. The instructor will provide guidance and critique with an emphasis on promoting self-expression in the medium of your choice. Additional information for this class and a suggested materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.   Dates: 3 Tuesdays and 3 Thursdays, August 17-September 2 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $210  
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Mindfulness Drawing for Creativity and Self-Discovery Virtual class Eddie Bruckner In this relaxed workshop, we will explore a variety of drawing techniques and ideas, including observational drawing and basic drawing techniques, along with mindfulness. You will receive a series of drawing prompts and exercises designed to cultivate awareness, explore personal narrative, and navigate creative blocks. In addition to step-by-step instruction and demonstrations, students will also receive individual guidance and feedback to support their creative goals. Prior drawing experience is not required as this is a beginner level course; the only requirement is a willingness to explore and experiment. This workshop will advance your basic drawing skills, with an emphasis on strengthening and promoting self-expression, creativity, and artistic confidence. Additional information and a suggested materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.   Dates: 3 Wednesdays, August 18-September 1 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $105  
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Sports Photography: How to Capture Great Action Shots The first evening will be in-person, both in a classroom and outside, with current CDC guidelines observed. The second class will be virtual.  Damian Strohmeyer Do you want to improve your sideline photographic skills to better capture your kids on game day? Or, is sports photography simply an interest you hope to develop? Damian Strohmeyer, former Sports Illustrated photographer, would love to teach you techniques that will enable you to capture great action shots. He will teach you how to enhance your photos through exposure, depth of field, background selection, angle, observation and many other photographic skills. Session one will start off with some classroom instruction, followed by a hands-on photography session. Note: If you have a child or friend who would be willing to serve as an action “model” for the outdoor portion of the class, please indicate that when you register. The second session will be virtual. In this session, we will review material students have photographed in the two weeks between the two sessions. Helpful suggestions will be offered and guidance around cropping and editing to enhance each photograph’s technical merit will be provided. This class will serve as a great building block for advancing your action photography skills. Limited to 15. Dates: 2 Mondays, July 12 (in-person)  and July 26 (virtual) Time: 6:15-8:15PM Location for July 12 session: Needham High School, Room 451 Fee: $50  
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Beginning Golf Clinic for Women Nehoiden Golf Club at Wellesley College Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  Nehoiden Golf Club Instructional Staff 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 10. Section 1 Dates: Tuesday, June 29-Thursday, July 1                         Time: 12:30-2:30PM Location: Meet the group at the Wellesley College Club Overflow Parking Lot, 3 Service Drive, Wellesley Fee: $269  
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Beginning Golf Clinic for Women Nehoiden Golf Club at Wellesley College Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  Nehoiden Golf Club Instructional Staff 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 10. Section 2 Dates: Tuesday, July 27-Thursday, July 29                          Time: 12:30-2:30PM Location: Meet the group at the Wellesley College Club Overflow Parking Lot, 3 Service Drive, Wellesley Fee: $269  
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Refreshing Indian Recipes for Hot Summer Days: Cook along and Enjoy Virtual class Shruti Mehta In India, once the heavy rains of monsoons ebb, the temperature heats up. With the heat comes an abundance of mangoes, corn, mint, and leafy vegetables that pop up in mouth-watering displays in the marketplace. In this class, we'll select some favorite spring and summer delicacies from an amazing array of recipes designed to keep one cool and yet still satisfy the spice craving. Depending on the best available foods, recipes may include a breakfast recipe called corn poha (pressed rice with fresh corn and spices), spinach pancakes made from chickpea flour medley of onion, tomatoes, ginger, chilies and spices, and yogurt rice, a southern specialty (cool mixture of yogurt, rice, chilies and mint). The class will end with mango kulfi, a blend of mango pulp with ice cream, topped with fresh mango pieces and cardamom and nuts. An ingredient list will be emailed a week prior. Limited to 12.   Date: Wednesday, August 4 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $35  
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Cocktails by Design: Sip and Arrange Outdoor class at Heritage of Sherborn. Current CDC guidelines will be observed.  Honor Herron Flowers, like cocktails, are frivolous and fancy; if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong. In this unique class, taught by Heritage of Sherborn’s resident Floral Designer and Mixologist, you will learn how to mix a perfectly refreshing Aperol Spritz, and enjoy sipping it as you are guided through the process of making a beautiful floral arrangement, inspired by the ingredients in your beverage. Stay for dinner and casual conversation following the program. Bring a pair of kitchen shears or floral snips, or purchase a pair in class for $35 . A $22 ingredients and floral supply fee is payable in class. Limited to 12. Date: Wednesday, August 11              Time: 6:30-8:00PM Location: Heritage of Sherborn, 33 North Main St., Sherborn Fee: $37  
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Basic Bicycle Repairs and Maintenance Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  Bruce Eisenhut Join us for a hands-on class to learn the basics of bike maintenance and repairs. Topics will include basic maintenance, as well as simple adjustments and repairs such as changing a tire or doing minor gear and rim brake adjustments. Other topics may be covered as well based upon class member interest. You are welcome to bring your bike and tools, but it’s not required. The class will be held outside, so please bring a chair. Limited to 8. Section 1 Date: Thursday, July 1 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Location: Needham High School, Webster Street parking area Fee: $29  
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Basic Bicycle Repairs and Maintenance Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed  Bruce Eisenhut Join us for a hands-on class to learn the basics of bike maintenance and repairs. Topics will include basic maintenance, as well as simple adjustments and repairs such as changing a tire or doing minor gear and rim brake adjustments. Other topics may be covered as well based upon class member interest. You are welcome to bring your bike and tools, but it’s not required. The class will be held outside, so please bring a chair. Limited to 8. Section 2 Date: Saturday, August 28 Time: 9:00-10:30AM Location: Needham High School, Webster Street parking area Fee: $29  
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Rescue Dogs: How to Get Them Used to Their New Surroundings Virtual class Christine MacDonald If you recently rescued a dog and need help with some training, or if you are considering adopting a dog, this seminar is designed just for you!  Expert Dog Trainer, Christine MacDonald, will provide tips for helping your dog acclimate to their new home. She will also provide information on what food to feed, some leash walking techniques and more. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Limited to 6.   Date: Tuesday, July 13 Time: 6:00-7:00PM Fee: $29  
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Introducing a New Puppy to the Household Virtual class Christine MacDonald Your new puppy is likely bringing you lots of joy, but is it also presenting some challenges? Spend an hour with an expert Dog Trainer, Christine MacDonald, who will impart her wisdom for dealing with specific training issues, and provide helpful hints regarding basic puppy training, including potty training and how to deal with a mouthy dog. Christine will also share general nutritional and grooming information. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Limited to 6. Date: Tuesday, July 20 Time: 6:00-7:00PM Fee: $29  
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Learn How to Be Your Own General Contractor Virtual class Liz Shea Do you have a home renovation project in your future? You could save a lot of money and have more control if you serve as the General Contractor. Learn how to tackle the scope and sequence of your project and how to create an efficient plan. You will also be given expert tips on how to spend your money wisely. Limited to 12. Dates: 2 Wednesdays, July 21-28 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $66  
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CPR and AED: ASHI Certification Outdoor class with current CDC guidelines observed. In the event of rain, the class will be virtual Juanita Allen Kingsley ASHI CPR and AED certification program teaches participants how to recognize cardiac arrest, activate emergency medical services, and perform CPR appropriately until additional assistance arrives. Also covered is use of the Automatic External Defibrillator, how to respond to urgent choking situations and use of Narcan. A follow-up, individual skills check for each participant is included in the course fee. Please bring a chair and note that the school building will not be open, so there will be no access to restrooms. Limited to 12.  Date: Monday, August 16 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Location: High Rock School front parking lot, 77 Ferndale Road Fee: $65  
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Conversational Spanish Club for High School and College Students Virtual class 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 6-August 24            Time: 7:30-8:30PM  Fee: $105  
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Chiacchieriamo! Intermediate Virtual class Barry Bridgelal   This class is for those who have taken Advanced Beginning, Intermediate I or Intermediate II Italian, or have strong speaking and listening skills. The class will include many opportunities for conversation, along with a review of grammar topics including object pronouns and passato prossimo versus imperfetto. Limited to 12. Dates: 6 Tuesdays, July 13-August 17 Time: 6:00-7:30PM Fee: $150  
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Chiacchieriamo! Advanced Virtual class Barry Bridgelal  This class is for those who are comfortable with an immersion Italian class. We will focus on conversation and reading about Italian culture, cuisine, and its regions. Advanced grammar topics such as subjunctive and compound tenses will be revisited. Limited to 12. Dates: 6 Thursdays, July 15-August 19 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $150  
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Au Plaisir de Vous y Trouver! Virtual class Barry Bridgelal   This French conversation class is designed for those who have taken an intermediate or higher French class or are comfortable in a French immersion class. We will focus on refining oral expression and building French vocabulary in a thematic way: cuisine, cinema, art, love and leisure. Advanced topics such as subjunctive and compound tenses will be revisited. Limited to 12. Dates: 6 Wednesdays, July 14-August 18 Time: 7:30-9:00PM Fee: $150  
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Campfire Guitar for Beginners    Virtual class Cameron Taylor Bannick   Have you 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! Instructor, Cameron Taylor Bannick from Rob's Guitar School, has extensive online teaching experience and patience and understanding with beginners, making him the perfect instructor for this online class. Marvel as you find yourself playing songs within the first couple of classes! 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 be 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: July 8-August 26         Time: 6:00-7:00PM  Fee: $199  
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Walking Tour: Castle Island  This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  Mike Manning Perhaps you’ve never been to Castle Island and have been meaning to get there. Or, if you have had the pleasure of a visit to this beautiful spot, maybe you have been curious to learn more about it. This tour will cover the history of the forts in this area (from 1634 to the present-day fort) and a brief history of the inner harbor islands. We will also discuss the MWRA's Deer Island wastewater treatment plant (the key aspect of the harbor and the harborfront's revitalization) and Logan International Airport (a key component of commerce for all of New England). Edgar Allen Poe was based on Castle Island in the 1820s, so there's a slight literary component to this tour as well. Plenty of free parking is available in the neighborhood. Following the tour, you are welcome to enjoy a casual seafood dinner with the guide at Sullivan’s. Limited to 12. Date: Thursday, June 10 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Meeting spot: 2080 William J. Day Blvd., at the tables to the right of Sullivan’s Fee: $39  
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Walking Tour: Ashmont Hill This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  Boston by Foot Guide Explore a wonderful area of Dorchester, a town even older than Boston. Ashmont Hill was the site of several Colonial estates, eventually giving way to lovely Victorian homes in this 19th century garden suburb. See one of the finest Gothic Revival churches ever built in the United States, and the neighborhood Mayor John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald and daughter Rose Kennedy once called home. Limited to 10. Date: Sunday, June 6 Time: 1:30-3:00PM Meet your guide at the Peabody Square Clock across from Ashmont Station, Dorchester. Fee: $15  
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Walking Tour: South End This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  Boston by Foot Guide One of Boston’s most beautiful neighborhoods, the South End was Boston's first big land-making project designed for new housing for Boston's growing upper class. It is based on an English plan, with lovely parks and squares framed by rows of houses. The layout and early South End homes were inspired by Charles Bulfinch, the great architect of the Massachusetts State House. The neighborhood boasts one of the largest collections of Victorian architecture in the country.   After Back Bay provided a newer and more fashionable place to live, the South End evolved into an area occupied by many different immigrant groups. Major institutions, like the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Boston City Hospital, came into the South End to serve these new populations. Now known for its wonderful restaurants, funky boutiques, artist lofts and theaters, there is so much to see and explore in this neighborhood. Limited to 10. Date: Sunday, June 13 Time: 1:30-3:00PM Meet your guide on the plaza across from the entrance to the Back Bay MBTA Station, on Dartmouth Street, Boston. Fee: $15  
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Catching up with Innovators: Walking Tour of the Boston Fish Pier and the Boston Seaport This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  Laurie Zapalac, Ph.D. Join us as we explore the historic Boston Fish Pier and discuss the past, present and future of Boston’s  commercial seafood industry. Learn about how Boston’s access to the major fishing grounds of the  Atlantic played a pivotal role in the history of the Boston economy, while continued investment in infrastructure and technology, as well as access to key markets, have been critical to sustaining the  Boston Seaport’s place as a hub within the global commercial seafood industry through regulatory and  ecological change. Along the way, we will meet contemporary innovators who call the Seaport home, and hear how they are transforming both supply and demand for commercial seafood in creative ways. For those in the group interested in enjoying a “takeout” picnic in the seaport immediately following the tour, we will provide recommendations of area restaurants serving great seafood (and other things) and instructions for ordering ahead. Alternatively, please feel free to bring your own picnic items . Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Limited to 12. Date: Wednesday, June 2 Time: 5:30-7:30PM Meeting spot: The sidewalk viewing point on Northern Avenue between the Fish Pier and Commonwealth Pier Fee: $39  
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Walking Tour: East Boston Evolutions This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  Stephen Landrigan This tour will cover a one-mile stretch of the East Boston waterfront that tells an ongoing story of innovation and transformation. From when it was first developed in the 1830’s until more than a century later, the East Boston waterfront was a major economic engine in the New England economy and home to an astonishing variety of industries. It was also the landing place for tens of thousands of immigrants seeking a new life in America. Major breakthroughs in maritime technology happened there, from the invention of the world’s fastest clipper ships to the coming of steam-powered iron vessels that replaced them. The waterfront itself was continually reshaped as mud flats were filled in and ever-larger wharves were extended into deeper water. In the second half of the 20 th Century, the East Boston waterfront declined into obsolescence and became a ghost-scape of derelict wharves and abandoned industrial buildings from which it is only now emerging. Upscale housing has spread across the waterfront, built with a cautious eye at rising sea levels.   The tour will use vintage visuals to provide a sense of what was once in the neighborhood and to raise the question whether in future decades the only constant is likely to be change. Following the tour, enjoy an optional, casual outdoor dinner with the guide in Maverick Square. Limited to 12. Date: Thursday, June 17 Time: 5:30-7:00PM Meeting spot: Across the street from the Maverick Sq. T station Fee: $39  
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Emerald Necklace Bike Tour This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  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 ( [email protected] , 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: Sunday, June 6           Time: 10:00AM-1:30PM Location: Meet at Urban AdvenTours, 103 Atlantic Ave., Boston      Fee: $65  
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Make Your Own Leaf Print Birdbath/Table Top/Garden Decoration This class will be held in a barn. The doors will be open and social distancing guidelines observed.  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 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 1 Dates: Tuesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 20 Time: 5:00-6:30PM Location: 320 Charles River Street, Needham Fee: $55    
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Make Your Own Leaf Print Birdbath/Table Top/Garden Decoration This class will be held in a barn. The doors will be open and social distancing guidelines observed.  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 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, May 25 & Thursday, May 27 Time: 5:00-6:30PM Location: 320 Charles River Street, Needham Fee: $55    
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Beginning Golf Clinic for Women This program will be held at Wellesley College’s Nehoiden Golf Club, and social distancing guidelines will be observed.   Nehoiden Golf Club Pros 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, if the course is not in heavy use, participants will have the opportunity to play some holes. All equipment is provided. Program takes place, rain or shine. Limited to 10.    Dates: Tuesday, May 25-Thursday, May 27                    Time: 12:30-2:30PM    Location: Meet the group at the Wellesley College Club parking lot, 3 Service Drive , Wellesley  Fee: $269   
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Middle Eastern Outdoor Cooking   This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  Hila Krikov   Cooking the Middle Eastern way is cooking with senses and intuition, improvising with what is available, using inexpensive ingredients, and adapting to circumstances. Join a small group for an outdoor Middle Eastern cooking experience. You will learn to cook ancient grains and legumes (incredibly hearty dishes) with the region’s typical vegetables, herbs, and spices. Our afternoon will include practice of one of the simple and primitive cooking techniques--fire. We will demonstrate how to bake pita bread on the fire pit and cook root vegetables in charcoal. Cooking will be demonstrated; participants will be seated in a safe distance in an outdoor setting and will be served tastings of all prepared dishes. Throughout the class, we will discuss ingredients characterized, dishes variations, and share feedback and ideas. All dishes are vegetarian. Limited to 12.   Session 1 Date: Saturday, June 5 (rain date Sunday, June 6)                                 Time: 12:00-2:00PM  Location: In Hila Krikov's backyard (address to be provided prior to class)   Fee: $69      
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Grilling with Josh Ziskin: Cooking Demo and Tasting This class will be held outside at Heritage of Sherborn, with social distancing guidelines observed.  Josh Ziskin Up your grilling skills with tips and tricks from Chef Josh Ziskin, Chef/Owner of Heritage of Sherborn and La Morra restaurants. This class will be held outside, on the lawn of Heritage of Sherborn. Chef Josh will demonstrate how to make a variety of grilled meats, poultry, fish and vegetables and will walk you through other BBQ tips to last you all summer long. At the end of the demo, enjoy a sampling of the items that were prepared in class. Limited to 12. Date: Tuesday, June 8 Time: 6:00-7:15PM Fee: $59  
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Wine Tasting: Rose All Day  This class will be held outside at Heritage of Sherborn, with social distancing guidelines observed.  Jen Ziskin     At Heritage of Sherborn Coffee, Wine & Provisions, there are over 30 roses in stock from all over the world. Rose has been all the rage for the last few years and this spring will be no different. Most wineries release their roses in the spring, even though they are the perfect wine to drink all year. Join Jen Ziskin, Owner and Wine Director of Heritage of Sherborn, to taste through 8 roses, all from different areas of the world, to see what all the fuss is about. Cheese and crackers will be provided with the wines. A $15 wine fee is payable to the instructor in class. Limited to 12.   Date: Thursday, June 10                                                                    Time: 5:30-7:00PM  Location: Heritage of Sherborn, 33 N. Main St., Sherborn                                  Fee: $32  
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Foraging for Edible Plants and Mushrooms    This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  David Craft   Enjoy a leisurely walk through the Newman School conservation land, while stopping often to identify edible plants and mushrooms. You will also learn about the proper way to harvest these finds, along with some culinary preparations. At the end of the walk, we will enjoy some foraged food that David will have already prepared. The program will take place rain or shine. Limited to 25.  Date: Saturday, June 19                          Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM  Meet the instructor outside of the Newman School front entrance  Fee: $35    
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CANCELED The Beauty of the Colored Pencil   Eddie Bruckner     This relaxed, fun class is designed for both newcomers to wax-based colored pencils as well as those who have used colored pencils already.  Learn about blending styles, color layering effects, color mixing, value relationships, and pencil strokes for rendering realistic images. You will deepen your comprehension of light, color, and shading 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 ranging from landscapes to florals to realistic still lifes. Students will receive both group and individualized instruction and personalized feedback as we explore the richness and vibrancy of this often overlooked medium.  Perfect for everyone, no drawing experience is required; All levels welcome. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.     Dates: 6 Wednesdays, May 12-June 16                            Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $210  
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ONLINE Private Language Lessons in Spanish, French or Italian   Barry Bridgelal   NCE's talented foreign language instructor, Barry Bridgelal, offers private/semi-private lessons online! Each registration allows for 1 person (or 2 people together) to schedule either 4-hours or 10-hours of lessons directly with Barry. Open to students of all levels who wish to improve their French, Spanish or Italian language skills. Barry is typically available on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-5:00PM  Lesson packs are valid from December 17, 2020-June 30, 2021. There are no refunds or credits for unused time.  4-Hour Private Lesson Pack Fee: $259 for 1 person or 2 people taking lessons together  
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ONLINE Private Language Lessons in Spanish, French or Italian   Barry Bridgelal   NCE's talented foreign language instructor, Barry Bridgelal, offers private/semi-private lessons online! Each registration allows for 1 person (or 2 people together) to schedule either 4-hours or 10-hours of lessons directly with Barry. Open to students of all levels who wish to improve their French, Spanish or Italian language skills. Barry is typically available for private lessons during the day on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-5:00PM. Lesson packs are valid from December 17, 2020-June 30, 2021. There are no refunds or credits for unused time.  4-Hour Private Lesson Pack Fee: $599 for 1 person or 2 people taking lessons together  
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Outdoor program. Current CDC COVID guidelines will be adhered to. 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 [email protected] Rehearsals: High Rock School parking lot (bring your own chair and music stand), 77 Ferndale Road Concert: Memorial Park Gazebo Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 13-August 10 (no rehearsal 7/27 and 7/29) Time: 6:30-7:45PM Concert: Thursday, August 12 at 7:00PM      Fee: $45
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ONLINE College Essays: What Parents Should Know and How They Can Help 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 10                                                                Time: 7:00-8:30PM  Fee: $25        
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Outdoor class. Masks required. Please only register if you will be fully vaccinated by the class date. Mah Jongg in 3D Section 1 Sharon Katz It's time to add the SOCIAL element to the enjoyment of MAH JONGG!! Please join Sharon in 3D on her 20' deck and learn the in-person etiquette of playing with OTHER HUMANS vs the computer app. Each 2-hour session will review the process of setting the table, dealing, passing tiles during the Charlestons, arranging tiles on your rack, calling/discarding tiles, and betting. Best of all, you will have the opportunity for supervised play with Sharon leaning over your shoulder. Just bring your 2021 card and Sharon will provide 3 tables with Mah Jongg sets. If you need to purchase a 2021 card, Sharon still has a few available. Feel free to sign up for one or both dates. Limited to 12. Date: Wednesday, June 2 (rain date June 16) Time: 5:15-7:15PM Location: Sharon's deck Fee: $19      
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Outdoor class. Masks required. Please only register if you will be fully vaccinated by the class date. Mah Jongg in 3D Section 2 Sharon Katz It's time to add the SOCIAL element to the enjoyment of MAH JONGG!! Please join Sharon in 3D on her 20' deck and learn the in-person etiquette of playing with OTHER HUMANS vs the computer app. Each 2-hour session will review the process of setting the table, dealing, passing tiles during the Charlestons, arranging tiles on your rack, calling/discarding tiles, and betting. Best of all, you will have the opportunity for supervised play with Sharon leaning over your shoulder. Just bring your 2021 card and Sharon will provide 3 tables with Mah Jongg sets. If you need to purchase a 2021 card, Sharon still has a few available. Feel free to sign up for one or both dates. Limited to 12. Date: Wednesday, June 9 (rain date June 16) Time: 5:15-7:15PM Location: Sharon's deck Fee: $19    
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ONLINE FOR NEEDHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS PARENTS/GUARDIANS OR NEEDHAM RESIDENTS ONLY Promoting Period-Positive Parenting Brooke Reilly, OTR/L, CLC, PMH-C  Pelvic health therapist, Brooke Reilly, invites parents of tweens and adolescent girls to to a discussion about body changes and menstrual health. Get the facts about behavioral and brain changes associated with female-specific hormone shifts in and around this developmental stage of her life. Hear what's normal/what's not in terms of pain and other physical symptoms related to her monthly cycle. Learn about important female pelvic health topics like hygiene, bladder & bowel habits, pros/cons of feminine health products, and the many benefits of really getting to know her own cycle. Share body positive-focused conversation starters. Walk away knowing you can empower your daughter through education, help instill pride in her body, and set her up for lifelong health! Limited to 20. Dates: Monday, June 14 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: No cost, but registration is required  
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