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All Items for: Adult Programs: Fall '20-Spring '21

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, [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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​Looking for programs for your kids? Check out the current NCE Elementary offerings: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/ElemWinter21

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WS21-Full SAT Prep for May 8 test date (Mondays)

ONLINE FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12. Section I Dates: 11 Mondays, February 8-May 3 (no class 2/15 and 4/19) Time: 6:00-9:00PM (until 10:00PM on practice test nights, 2/8, 3/29 and 4/26) Fee: $685  
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WS21-Full SAT Prep for May 8 test date (Thursdays)

ONLINE FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12.  Section 2 Dates: 11 Thursdays, February 11-May 6 (no class 2/18 and 4/22) Time: 4:00-7:00PM (until 8:00PM on practice test nights, 2/11, 4/1 and 4/29) Fee: $685  
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WS21-Full SAT Prep for June 5 test date (Tuesdays)

ONLINE FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12.  Section I Dates: 11 Tuesdays, March 16-June 1 (no class 4/20) Time: 6:00-9:00PM (until 10:00PM on practice test nights, 3/16, 5/4 and 5/25) Fee: $685
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WS21-Full SAT Prep for June 5 test date (Wednesdays)

ONLINE FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12.  Section 2 Dates: 11 Wednesdays, March 17-June 2 (no class 4/21) Time: 4:00-7:00PM (until 8:00PM on practice test nights, 3/17, 5/5 and 5/26) Fee: $685
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F20-Intro to the Colored Pencil

ONLINE CLASS   Introduction to the Colored Pencil            Eddie Bruckner   This relaxed class will introduce the colored pencil and the vibrant art you can create with them. Learn about blending styles, color layering effects, color mixing, value relationships, and pencil strokes for rendering realistic images. Your comprehension of light, color and shading will blossom as you explore this exciting medium. Emphasis will be on colored pencil techniques and classwork will include a variety of step-by-step instruction of colored pencil drawing exercises and projects. Students will receive both group and individualized instruction to develop at their own pace. Explore the richness and vibrancy of this often overlooked medium. Basic drawing skills are recommended, but not required. All levels welcome. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_Ed , under Adult. Limited to 12.   Dates: 7 Wednesdays, January 27-March 17 (no class 2/17)                               Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $217
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WS21-Advanced Beginning Spanish-REVIEW

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CANCELED Advanced Beginning Spanish REVIEW Diana Garcia-Martinez This class will be geared towards those who have some basic knowledge of the Spanish Language or who took this class and would like to do a thorough review. We will quickly go over the conjugation of –ar,-er and –ir verbs in present tense. We will  then review the present progressive, the preterite and reflexive verbs, We will emphasize speaking and writing  and learn more about the Spanish Language and culture. Pre-requisite: a beginning/Advanced Beginning Spanish class e.g.- knowledge of the conjugation of regular verbs in the present, present progressive and past tenses.  Students will need to purchase a text book (approximately $35) for this course . Details will be posted on the district website: www.needham.k12.ma.us/community_ed, under Adult . Limited to 10. Dates: 8 Thursdays, January 28-March 18              Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $195
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WS21-Zumba

ONLINE Zumba®   Lulu Tsai     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 20.    Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 25-April 15                    Time: 6:00-7:00PM  Fee: $63  
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WS21-American Heritage Museum Tour: America's Conflicts from the Revolutionary War to Today

American Heritage Museum Tour This class will be held in the expansive museum, with social distancing guidelines observed.  Mike Manning For all history buffs with an interest in American conflicts, there is a hidden gem of a museum in Hudson, MA that you will love! The American Heritage Museum has nearly 100 military artifacts in its 65,000 square feet of well ventilated space. Join fellow-history buff for a tour of the museum and a discussion of American military history, from the Revolution to today. The $20 museum entry fee is not included in the tour price. Limited to 18. Date: Saturday, March 13 Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM Museum address: 568 Main St., Hudson, MA Fee: $45  
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WS21-Yoga for Every Body

ONLINE Yoga for Every Body Carol Oberle Calm your mind, relax and tone your body, and nourish your spirit with Hatha Yoga. This class provides a safe, nurturing environment for beginners and anyone who seeks a gentle, compassionate style of yoga. Postures are adapted according to ability. Limited to 18.    Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 11-April 1  Time: 7:30-8:45PM                                                  Fee: $135  
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WS21-Watercolor Painting I

ONLINE Watercolor Painting I  Sally Meding This class will be geared for the complete beginner who has had little or no experience in watercolor. We will work on a number of skill-building exercises and small paintings, including washes, dry brush, sgraffito, spattering, masking and texturing techniques. We will explore how much water to pigment to use to create tints, glazes and deep dark shades, together with an introduction to color mixing. There will be step-by-step demonstrations each class to help you learn the basic techniques of painting with this vibrant transparent medium. A link to the video of the class is also included  (to review at your own pace). A materials list can be found here .   Limited to 12 .   Dates: 8 Fridays, February 26-April 16 Time: 1:00-4:00PM Fee: $189  
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WS21-TGIF Trivia Night (January 22)

ONLINE TGIF Trivia Night Michael Lourie NCE invites you to a virtual TGIF fun event...a hosted trivia night that will get your weekend off to a great start. Register with friends and family members, or participate solo. Pour yourself your favorite beverage, and get ready to compete in this engaging trivia challenge. There will be four categories of topics, with ten questions in each category (increasing in difficulty) along with a final challenge question. Limited to 20 individuals or 20 couples sharing a screen. Session 1 Date: Friday, January 22 Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $35/single person or couple sharing one screen  
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WS21-TGIF Trivia Night (February 26)

ONLINE TGIF Trivia Night Michael Lourie NCE invites you to a virtual TGIF fun event...a hosted trivia night that will get your weekend off to a great start. Register with friends and family members, or participate solo. Pour yourself your favorite beverage, and get ready to compete in this engaging trivia challenge. There will be four categories of topics, with ten questions in each category (increasing in difficulty) along with a final challenge question. Limited to 20 individuals or 20 couples sharing a screen. Session 2 Date: Friday, February 26 Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $35/single person or couple sharing one screen  
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WS21-Ancient Silk Road: A Journey across Central Asia

ONLINE The Ancient Silk Road: A Journey Across Central Asia  Barry Pell In this photographic lecture, we explore the historic cities of the Silk Road--including Samarqand, Bukhara and Kashgar--places that flourished for over 1,000  years along the trading routes that connected across 5,000 miles between central China and Istanbul at the doorstep of Europe. The presentation will focus on the  legacies of the Silk Road trade on these places, including architecture, religion, language, ceremonies and food. Photography will highlight the travels of the lecturer as he followed the caravan routes of the Silk Road traders threaded over high passes through rugged, snowy mountain ranges and across large and forbidding deserts . Ample time will be allotted for questions. Limited to 18. Date: Tuesday, March 2 Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $39  
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WS21-There's No Place Like Home: Nichols and Gibson Houses

ONLINE There’s No Place Like Home: A Virtual Tour of Historic Boston Homes: Nichols and Gibson Houses Presented by the House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston Admire four landmark historic homes, experience four centuries of architecture, and explore three of the city’s iconic neighborhoods on this virtual tour that winds its way through picturesque Boston, making for one special experience from the safety and comfort of your own home. From Colonial to Federal to Victorian, the stylistic intricacies of the  Paul Revere House ,  Otis House ,  Nichols House , and Gibson House will be highlighted. Ample time will be allotted for questions. Limited to 70. Nichols and Gibson Houses Date: Wednesday, January 27 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $49    
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WS21-Early New England Explorers

ONLINE   Early New England Explorers John Horrigan Spend an evening with local historian, John Horrigan, learning about the history of early European exploration and the exploitation of New England, from 1000 C.E. through 1623. The chronology begins with the search for Vinland and the mythical Norse golden city of Norumbega, and concludes with the settlement of Plymouth. John will retrace the routes of Cabot, Corte-Real, Verrazzano, Hudson, Pring, Gosnold, Champlain, Weymouth, Harlow, Smith, Hunt, Block, Dermer and Hooker. They came in search of gold, but instead, found a lucrative trade in North American timber, fish and fur, which they exploited and fiercely appropriated from the Native inhabitants. John will also detail the Pilgrims’ initial three expeditions (and their subsequent five landings) after their arrival in Provincetown Harbor. You will also learn of the great Native American sachems and sagamores such as Massasoit, Quadequina, Squanto, Samoset, Chicatawbut, Epenow, Corbitant, Hobomock, Canonicus and Wittawamut, who were set against each other by the settlers’ lust for land and pelts. Ample time will be allotted for questions. Limited to 20. Date: Thursday, February 18 Time: 7:00-8:45PM Fee: $29
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WS21-Walking Tour: North End to Charlestown

Walking Tour: North End to Charlestown This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.  Mike Manning This two-hour tour begins in the North End (at the US Coast Guard facility where the USS Constitution was built) at the Edmund Hartt Shipyard (1794). We continue on from there to the site of the Boston Draft Riot (1863), the Submarine Signal Building (1901), the area of the Great Molasses Flood (1919), and the location of the Brink's Robbery (1950). Then, we will walk to the Charlestown Navy Yard to discuss the Yard (1801). Ample paid parking can be found in the neighborhood. Limited to 12. Date: Saturday, May 8 Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM Meeting spot: Mirabella Pool, 475 Commercial St. (North End) Fee: $39  
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WS21-Walking Tour of Castle Island

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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WS21-Walking Tour: Ashmont Hill

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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WS21-Walking Tour: South End

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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WS21-Catching up with Innovators: Tour of the Boston Fish Pier and Seaport

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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WS21-Walking Tour: East Boston Evolutions

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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WS21-Emerald Necklace Bike Tour

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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WS21-Introduction to Bird Watching

Introduction to Bird Watching Part of this class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed. MA Audubon Society Staff If you have been wanting to learn about birdwatching, here is a chance to learn from the best--MA Audubon Society staff.  This program is comprised of two virtual classes and two field classes. The first virtual class will provide a general introduction, such as where to go, field techniques, and using binoculars. There will also be some cool videos that will get you excited about your first field class. The second virtual class will follow the first field class, and will focus on bird ID, habitats, seasonality, etc. Field classes will be held at MA Audubon’s Broadmoor and/or Drumlin sanctuaries.  Limited to 10. Virtual class dates: 2 Wednesdays, April 14 and 28 Virtual class time: 7:00-8:30PM Field class dates: 2 Saturdays, April 24 and May 8 Field class time: 7:00AM-10:00AM Fee: $175  
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WS21-Advanced Beginning Watercolor (spring session)

ONLINE Advanced Beginning Watercolor  (Spring session) Sally Meding   Advanced Beginning Watercolor is for students who have had some experience in watercolor. Basic watercolor techniques will be covered with small step-by-step projects, including value studies and relevant color mixing exercises. Line drawings are provided for tracing or drawing. Each week a new project is presented focusing on a particular technique. A link to the video of the class is also included  (to review at your own pace). A brief live critique is offered at the end of class. A materials list can be found here .   Limited to 12 .      Spring session Dates: 8 Fridays, April 30-June 18                                    Time: 1:00-4:00PM  Fee: $189  
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WS21-Beginning Drawing I

ONLINE Beginning Drawing I  Eddie Bruckner This relaxed introductory class is geared for those who have never taken a drawing class before. We will cover the various drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of skill-building exercises and guided projects, you will discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Using various materials, you will also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction in a supportive atmosphere will help students develop at their own pace. Join us to discover your own innate artistic ability! Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their drawing skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.    Dates: 6 Mondays, February 22-March 29 Time: 6:30-8:30PM  Fee: $210    
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WS21-Beginning Drawing II

ONLINE Beginning Drawing II   Eddie Bruckner    This class is appropriate for those who previously took Beginning Drawing I, or who have had some basic study of drawing or painting. We will cover additional drawing techniques using familiar as well as new drawing materials, learning about proportion, visual measurement, the interplay of observation, imagination, and memory, gesture drawing, contour versus outline, negative shapes, understanding overlaps and plane changes, perspective, light on form, composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life. Through a variety of class and independent projects, you will gain a deeper understanding of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, proportion, shading, and perspective. Class work will include a number of drawing exercises and projects including imaginative and observational drawing, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and more. A combination of group and individual instruction, in a supportive atmosphere, will enable you to develop at your own pace. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.       Dates: 6 Mondays, April 5-May 10                    Time: 6:30-8:30PM                                         Fee: $210  
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WS21-Acrylic Painting I

ONLINE Acrylic Painting I Eddie Bruckner Acrylic paint, the chosen medium for many amateur and professional artists, is versatile, non-toxic, easy to clean, and offers brilliant color. Acrylic paints provide great opportunities to learn about values, color, mixing paints, brushwork, and more. If this is appealing to you, join us for this fun and informative class to learn the basics of painting with acrylics and/or to expand your artistic abilities. Class will be appropriate for beginners as well as those with some prior experience painting with acrylics. We will cover acrylic painting techniques, basics of composition, color theory, and learn the various ways to mix and apply paint. Class work will include a variety of painting projects including imaginative and observational painting, landscapes, seascapes,  and still lifes. Students will receive both group and individualized instruction to develop at their own pace. Returning students are encouraged to participate to further advance their painting skills with an emphasis on strengthening technique and promoting self-expression. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 12. Dates: 6 Thursdays, February 25-April 1   Time: 6:00-8:30PM     Fee: $210               
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WS21-Acrylic Painting II

ONLINE Acrylic Painting II  Eddie Bruckner    This course, a continuation of Acrylic Painting I, is open to anyone with basic painting skills. Painting  instruction will tackle more complex subject matter and cover new techniques and concepts. The focus will be on strengthening and building upon knowledge of the basic elements of painting, techniques and concepts in acrylic painting. Class work will include a variety of painting projects with guided instruction as well as the opportunity to create your own masterpiece of your choice. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.  Dates: 6 Thursdays, April 8-May 13                     Time: 6:00-8:30PM                                                    Fee: $210          
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WS21-Intro to Watercolor Pencils

ONLINE Intro to Watercolor Pencils   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. 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 instruments, 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 can be found here . Limited to 12. Dates: 6 Wednesdays, March 24-April 28                                      Time: 6:30-8:30PM  Fee: $210  
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WS21-Zentangle Drawing Fun-Night

ONLINE Zentangle Drawing Fun-Night Eddie Bruckner Gather friends and family members, or participate on your own and meet some new people in this virtual fun-night of Zentangle drawing. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, while providing enjoyment and an increased sense of personal well-being. No artistic ability is required! You will learn a variety of “tangles” (patterns) and combine them in their own unique way. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.    Date: Monday, February 1 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $35   
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WS21-Fun with the Art of Papercutting

ONLINE Fun With the Art of Papercutting Eddie Bruckner Papercutting is an art that spans history and cultures, from simple silhouettes to intricate designs. In this class, you will learn the basics of papercutting and how to create your very own papercuts. We will cover everything from paper types, finding inspiration, and cutting techniques. You will create your very own papercut work of art with guided, set-by-step instruction. This class is a great one-time activity to do with friends or family, near and far! Appropriate for adults of any age who are comfortable with using a sharp knife. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 12.  Date: Monday, February 8 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $35   
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WS21-Chinese Ink Brush Painting

ONLINE Chinese Ink Brush Painting Nan Rumpf Whether you are new to the art of Chinese ink brush painting, or have some experience, this class will be a good fit. We will start off with a demonstration of all of the basic strokes and information about the materials. Then, we will progress to paint the following subjects: river reflections, the rabbit garden pea and yellow butterfly, gladiolus and praying mantis, goldfish and chicken. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 10. Dates: 6 Saturdays, March 6-April 10 Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM          Fee: $165  
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WS21-Watercolor Shapes and Textures

ONLINE Watercolor Shapes and Textures Workshop Nan Rumpf Learn to incorporate interesting visual textures into your watercolor washes. Explore different types of washes and glazes and how to effectively use value contrast to create interesting shapes and better compositions. Expand your repertoire of techniques, and exercise your imagination. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 10.  Date: Saturday, April 17 Time: 12:30-4:30PM Fee: $55  
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WS21-Sculpting Your Watercolors

ONLINE Sculpting Your Watercolors Workshop Nan Rumpf This workshop explores a unique method of developing a watercolor painting--using contact paper to create a template. We will start with a loose and playful watercolor wash using misting and tilting techniques to allow the colors to mix on the paper. Then we will develop the paintings using contact paper to facilitate various lifting methods and employ glazing techniques with emphasis on creative modeling and developing lost and found edges. All techniques will be demonstrated. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 10.   Date: Saturday, May 1 Time: 12:30-4:30PM Fee: $55  
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WS21-Clay Your Way: Make Your Own Hanging Planter

ONLINE Clay Your Way: Make Your Own Hanging Planter This is a virtual class, with a project kit for 1-2 people to be purchased separately and picked up from the instructor’s Needham home. The finished planter will be brought to the instructor’s home for firing and picked up from there once the firing is done. Samantha “Sam” Hoff Get creative, and with step-by-step instructions, make something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift.  During this 1.5-hour virtual class, you will create your own hanging ceramic planter. With the instructor’s guidance, you will hand build a planter from ceramic clay, and learn some ways to hang your planter. Finally, you will be shown how to apply underglaze to decorate your piece before it is fired in the instructor’s professional kiln. This class won’t  guarantee that you’ll create a museum-quality masterpiece, but by the end you will have a functional planter, and the basic skills needed to continue creating “crafterpieces” and exploring the vast world of ceramic art. Note: your planter must be fired in a kiln to make it waterproof, but as long as you don’t get it wet (or drop it),  your piece will last years and years…maybe forever. The price of firing is included in the $60 kit fee, and each  kit has enough clay for 1-2 people depending on how large a piece/how many pieces are built. Order your kit from [email protected] .  Limited to 15. Date: Tuesday, March 16 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $25  
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WS21-Make Your Own Birdbath/Table/Garden Decoration (Section1)

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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WS21-Make Your Own Birdbath/Table/Garden Decoration (Section2)

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 25 & Thursday, May 27 Time: 5:00-6:30PM Location: 320 Charles River Street, Needham Fee: $55    
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WS21-Felt Beads

ONLINE Felt Beads Chelsea Brown Learn how to make a variety of beautiful felt beads using wet felting techniques. You will be guided through the steps to create several beads that can then be strung to make a necklace or bracelet. The instructor will supply a kit of the required materials for $20, payable directly to her via check or Venmo. Please register by February 12 to allow ample time to receive your kit. Limited to 10. Date: Saturday, February 27 Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM Fee: $49  
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WS21-Beaded Wrap Bracelet or Mask Chain

ONLINE Beaded Wrapped Bracelet or Mask Chain  Jennifer Tuttelman   Using superduo beads, create a wrap bracelet that is great worn alone or layered. You will also have the option to make a mask chain instead. Give your completed bracelet/mask chain as a gift or enjoy wearing it yourself. Once you learn how to make these items, you will easily be able to make others on your own. Most people will finish the project during this one-session class. If not, the instructor will privately assist in completing the project. A materials list can be found here . Limited to 8.  Date: Wednesday, March 10  Time: 6:30-8:30PM     Fee: $29   
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WS21-Bicycle Safety, Riding Skills and Basic Mechanics

Bicycle Safety, Riding Skills and Basic Mechanics This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.   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 day, 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 Saturdays: May 8-22                                                       Time: 4:00-6:00PM  Location: Needham High School, Webster Street parking area.                                                 Fee: $89  
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WS21-Introduction to Tai Chi and QiGong

Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong   This class will be held outside with social distancing guidelines observed.    Scott Brumit  Tai Chi is one of the ancient martial arts from China that has become widely popular today as a gentle form of exercise that promotes health, strength and relaxation. The slow motion and controlled movements make it an ideal form of exercise for men and women of all ages. Qigong is an integration of physical postures and focused intentions that emphasize controlled breathing techniques. Regular practice of Tai Chi and Qigong exercises can increase flexibility and stamina, reduce stress, improve balance and re-energize you physically, mentally and emotionally. These are two forms of exercise that become easier the longer they are studied, so skill and proficiency can continue to improve even as one gets older. Come join us to be introduced to Qigong and Tai Chi exercises; no experience is necessary--beginners and intermediates are welcome! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Limited to 18.  Dates: 8 Thursdays, May 6-June 24       Time: 6:30-7:30PM  Location: Perry Park                    Fee: $125  
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WS21-Beginning Golf Clinic for Women

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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WS21-CPR and AED: ASHI Certification

ONLINE CPR and AED: ASHI Certification 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. Limited to 12.  Date: Tuesday, February 9 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $65  
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WS21-Tap Stress Away

ONLINE Tap Stress Away Holli Bassin Harness the healing power of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to conquer stress, anxiety and fear. EFT is a drug-free and pain-free, non-invasive method that provides emotional renewal quickly and safely, without side effects! It involves tapping your body’s pressure points to alleviate stress. This simple technique that has been around for over 5000 years is easy to learn and can be used whenever you need stress relief. Limited to 15. Date: Tuesday, April 27 Time: 7:30-9:00PM Fee: $27  
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WS21-The Alexander Technique for Improving Posture and Relieving Pain

ONLINE The Alexander Technique for Improving Posture and Relieving Pain Jill Geiger Are you 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 online lesson with the instructor. Limited to 20.  Date: 2 Wednesdays, March 24-31                                                         Time: 7:30-8:30PM   Fee: $39     
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WS21-Bladder Health 101

ONLINE Bladder Health 101 Brooke Reilly, OTR/L, CLC, PMH-C Pelvic health therapist, Brooke Reilly, is offering this mini-course as a follow-up to her fall course: Your Pelvic Health: Why Kegels Don't Cut It . The program is also appropriate for people who are new to the conversation. Since many of the participants' curiosities were bladder function-related, it was decided to expand more on this sub-topic. Our time will be dedicated to diving into bladder function and dys function. Topics will include:  Review of pelvic floor & pelvic organ anatomy Bladder habits: norms and what's not advised Nervous system and how it relates Common bladder conditions Methods of supporting optimal bladder health Limited to 20. Date: Monday, February 1 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $32  
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WS21-Your Pelvic Health: Why Kegels Don't Cut It

ONLINE Your Pelvic Health: Why Kegels Don't Cut It  Brooke Reilly, OTR/L, CLC, PMH-C Most women report that the extent of the education they’ve received in their lifetime pertaining to pelvic health was minimal, at best. Please join us if you are interested in learning about:  ● “Normal” pelvic function  ● Common (but not “normal”) pelvic health challenges  ● How your breath, belly, posture, and habits influence your pelvic health  ● What your choices, lifestyle, and stress levels do to impact your pelvic health  ● What is meant by “perimenopause”, why periods are not so bad, and how we can use our cycles to maximize our everyday function  ● How your mental health affects your physical health, specific to you, as a woman. You will walk away from this interactive workshop with dozens of “aha!” moments, signaling better body literacy, and you will learn concrete self-assessment tools to monitor your own pelvic health.  You might also gain new confidence in your ability to resume “triggering” activities (like running, hiking, playing). Limited to 20.  Dates: 2 Mondays, March 22-29                                                         Time: 6:30-8:30PM  Fee: $63     
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WS21-Turn Awkward Silence into Easy Conversation

ONLINE Turn Awkward Silence into Easy Conversation Janet Parnes Do you often find yourself face-to-face with someone and don’t know what to say? Maybe you’re networking or at social functions. In any case, you’ve decided you weren’t around when the silver tongues were handed out. Good news...there are practical, concrete skills anyone can use to make conversation comfortably! In this session, we’ll address your roadblocks and discuss practical solutions. You will learn how to  Listen strategically Initiate, maintain, and wrap up a conversation so everyone feels at ease Incorporate words/phrases that make others feel heard  Create comfortable small talk Develop savvy smartphone practices  Navigate through common conversation conundrums diplomatically    This session is for you if you: Wish you could be more at ease making conversation in social and professional situations Need to form meaningful relationships to further your business or career You will leave this class with techniques you can put to use immediately. Limited to 20. Date: Tuesday, March 9 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $25  
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WS21-Navigate through Social Dilemmas with Poise

ONLINE Navigate through Social Dilemmas with Poise Janet Parnes Maybe you fear you’re going to botch up your companion’s name or are unsure about gift-giving when you’ve been uninvited to a COVID-era wedding. Life is full of awkward moments. In this session, we will explore common social dilemmas and ways to navigate through them so that everyone feels valued. Topics include: Tips on tipping Your companion’s name—you can’t pronounce it Selected COVID-generated quandaries Common host/guest questions Gift-giving/receiving issues Everyday dining dilemmas Simple gestures that can make someone’s day What to do when...(participant questions) Who is this session for? Anyone who would like to project social ease and consideration of others in common awkward situations. Limited to 20. Date: Tuesday, March 16 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $25  
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WS21-Your Ultimate Weight Loss Solution

ONLINE Your Ultimate Weight Loss Solution Judith Swack, Ph.D. Get back to your pre-COVID-19 weight! If you're overeating from stress and boredom, we've got you covered. Experience a unique way to redirect your attention and lose weight without cravings and without needing to exercise your willpower. Learn Healing from the Body Level Up, a holistic psychotherapy system that combines diet and exercise and reveals the patterns that sabotage weight loss. You'll discover the pattern that causes the rebound (yo-yo) phenomenon, andhow to reverse this. And you'll learn the Natural Bio-Destressing technique to clear cravings and phobias regarding weight and other issues. Join us to lose pounds, feel good, and fit into your clothes again. Limited to 12. Dates: 2 Wednesdays, February 24-March 3 Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $59  
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WS21-Why Do I Do That? Intro to Mind Body Healing

ONLINE Why Do I Do That? Introduction to Mind-Body Healing Judith Swack, Ph.D. Do you feel stuck in some area of your life? Do you know what to do, but don’t do it? Do you know better , but still do it ? Do you suffer from fears, phobias, and traumas you can’t talk yourself out of? Do you keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again?  When you’ve done your best to solve these problems but they are still there, you are experiencing unconscious self-sabotage . In this much-needed seminar, join best-selling author and award-winning mind/body therapist Dr. Judith A. Swack to learn some powerful, yet easy to use techniques, including Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), for communicating directly with your unconscious mind and body and releasing unwanted emotions and self-sabotaging behaviors. Limited to 12. Dates: 2 Wednesdays, April 7-14 Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $59  
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WS21-Sweets for Your Sweetie: Chocolate Covered, Homemade Marshmallows

ONLINE Sweets for Your Sweetie: Chocolate Covered, Homemade Marshmallows Liron Gal In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, gift your loved ones some homemade treats. Chocolatiere, Liron Gal, will lead you through the steps to make pillowy, fluffy marshmallows that can be enjoyed in hot cocoa, made into s’mores,  or eaten on their own. She will also have you dip them in chocolate and provide ideas for crunchy toppings. A materials list will be provided a week prior. Limited to 12. Date: Tuesday, February 9 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $39       
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WS21-Introduction to the Indian Spice Box: Learn, Cook along and Enjoy

ONLINE Introduction to the Indian Spice Box: Learn, Cook along and Enjoy Shruti Mehta Cooking Indian food can be both exciting and intimidating at the same time. With its vast array of exotic spices and herbs and unfamiliar names, even a simple dish can look daunting. This course aims to solve the mystery behind the cuisine. The course incorporates introduction and familiarity to a variety of spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, and garam masala, to name a few. Every spice works in conjunction with other spices to end in a dish that can be sweet, sour, hot, and spicy all at once. We will prepare a simple Indian dinner incorporating a variety of ingredients and techniques to create a world of taste. The recipes may include Ghee Bhat rice cooked with clarified butter, onions, and, whole spices), Rajasthani Aloo (potatoes cooked in an aromatic, heavily spiced gravy), and Moong dal with spinach, cooked with onions, tomatoes, peanuts and spices. An ingredient and prep list will be provided one week prior to the class. Limited to 12. Date: Thursday, February 11 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $35  
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WS21-Cooking Basics

ONLINE Cooking Basics   Jen Tuttelman Learn basic cooking techniques while preparing an impressive dinner. You will leave the class armed with the fundamental skills you need for making from-scratch meals at home. The menu will include: lemon chicken, roasted seasonal vegetables, and salad with homemade dressing. Bring plastic containers so you can take home ample portions of each item made in class. An ingredient and prep list will be provided one week prior to the class. Limited to 10. Date: Thursday, March 25 Time: 4:00-7:00PM Fee: $49  
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WS21-I'm Stuffed!

ONLINE 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 two different types of savory stuffed treats: dumplings and knishes. After taking this class, you can 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. An ingredient and prep list will be provided one week prior to the class. Limited to 10.    Date : Thursday, April 8                                                                      Time: 6:00-9:00PM  Fee: $49  
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WS21-Cook along with Dave Becker

ONLINE Cook along with Dave Becker Virtual class with meal kit for 2-3 servings included in the price, along with a complimentary cookbook. Dave Becker You love eating at Sweet Basil...wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to prepare some of your favorite dishes? Well, that’s exactly what will happen in this novel program. Prior to class (between 4:00 and 5:30PM), stop by Dave Becker’s Juniper restaurant in Wellesley to pick up your meal kit with ingredients for making seafood chowder, mixed greens with red wine vinaigrette and pappardelle Bolognese (enough to feed 2-3 people) and a complimentary cookbook. If you would like to add wine pairings or cocktails (at an additional cost), just let the restaurant know before you arrive. At 6:00PM, log on to the class via Zoom and Dave will take you through the steps to prepare this delicious meal, offering some of his clever cooking tips along the way. Limited to 18. Date: Tuesday, February 23 Time: 6:00-7:30PM (pick up meal kit at Juniper between 4:00 and 5:30PM) Fee: $89 (includes ingredients for 2-3 portions)  
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WS21-Middle Eastern Outdoor Cooking (May 15)

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, May 15 (rain date Sunday, May 16)                                 Time: 12:00-2:00PM  Location: In Hila Krikov's backyard (address to be provided prior to class)   Fee: $69      
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WS21-Middle Eastern Outdoor Cooking (June 5)

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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WS21-Grilling with Josh Ziskin: Demo and Tasting

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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WS21-Wine Tasting: AB (anything but...) Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon

ONLINE Wine Tasting: AB (anything but...)  Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon Jen Ziskin As Owner and Wine Director of The Heritage of Sherborn, the instructor, Jen Ziskin, loves assisting restaurant guests or wine shop customers who are faced with a wine choice challenge. What wine do you pick when some who will be sharing it love Chardonnay and the others prefer “ABC” (Anything But Chardonnay)?! Or perhaps it is the customer who must have Pinot Noir, but their friends who are coming over for dinner only drink Cabernet Sauvignon! Join Jen as she takes you through a tasting of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and then the best wines for those meet in the middle nights when you must have both! Participants have the option to purchase the wines that will be sampled at Wine Tasting: AB (Anything but…) Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon Jen Ziskin As Owner and Wine Director of The Heritage of Sherborn, the instructor, Jen Ziskin, loves assisting restaurant guests or wine shop customers who are faced with a wine choice challenge. What wine do you pick when some who will be sharing it love Chardonnay and the others prefer “ABC” (Anything But Chardonnay)?! Or perhaps it is the customer who must have Pinot Noir, but their friends who are coming over for dinner only drink Cabernet Sauvignon! Join Jen as she takes you through a tasting of the best meet-in-the-middle wines when you want to please both ends of the spectrum. Participants have the option to purchase the wines that will be sampled at a 20% discount. Limited to 12. Date: Thursday, March 11 Time: 6:00-7:15PM Fee: $32     a 20% discount. Limited to 12. Date: Thursday, March 11 Time: 6:00-7:15PM Fee: $32  
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WS21-Wine Tasting: Rose all Day

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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WS21-Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: Wines of South America

Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: Wines of South America This class will be held inside Sweet Basil, with social distancing guidelines observed.  Paul Malagrifa Twenty-five years ago, the wines of Chile and Argentina were just emerging as the latest high-value wines. Quality was somewhat variable, but you could not beat the prices. Today, both countries have invested significant capital into improving viticulture and winemaking practices, efforts that have dramatically improved the consistency of their wines. At this event, we will sample several lovely South America wines and enjoy the delicious and ample tapas-style appetizers, prepared by the talented chefs at Sweet Basil. Come hungry and ready to sip and learn! A wine fee of $15 per person is payable in class . Limited to 12.  Date: Sunday, March 21 Time: 1:00-3:00PM Location: Sweet Basil, 943 Great Plain Ave., Needham Fee: $71  
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WS21-Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: 2016 Bordeaux Vintage

Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: The 2016 Bordeaux Vintage This class will be held inside Sweet Basil, with social distancing guidelines observed.  Paul Malagrifa Bordeaux is perhaps the best-known wine region in the world, with elegant, age worthy wines celebrated, and imitated across the globe. For the last two decades, Bordeaux has had a string of vintages that have maintained its reputation for fine wine. The most recent and available of these vintages is 2016--more highly-touted than 2015 and very well-received. At this event, we will taste a number of terrific red wines from the 2016 vintage of Bordeaux and enjoy the delicious and ample tapas-style appetizers, prepared by the talented chefs at Sweet Basil. Come hungry and ready to sip and learn! A wine fee of $30 per person is payable in class. Limited to 12. Date: Sunday, April 18 Time: 1:00-3:00PM Location: Sweet Basil, 943 Great Plain Ave., Needham Fee: $71  
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WS21-Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: Not Chardonnay

Wine Tasting at Sweet Basil: Not Chardonnay...Other White Wines This class will be held inside Sweet Basil, with social distancing guidelines observed.  Paul Malagrifa Chardonnay is among the most planted grape varieties in the world, made in almost every region that makes fine wine, which is why we are not going to taste Chardonnay at this class. Countless other white grapes are available to drink and they offer such a teasing array of styles and flavors that we must discover our favorites! At this event, we will taste a number of terrific white wines that are not Chardonnay and enjoy the delicious and ample tapas-style appetizers, prepared by the talented chefs at Sweet Basil. Come hungry and ready to sip and learn! A wine fee of $15 per person is payable in class. Limited to 12. Date: Sunday, May 16 Time: 1:00-3:00PM Location: Sweet Basil, 943 Great Plain Ave., Needham Fee: $71  
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WS21-Whiskey Tasting at Sweet Basil (Waltham location)

Whiskey Tasting at Sweet Basil (Waltham location) This class will be held inside Sweet Basil in Waltham, with social distancing guidelines observed.  Paul Malagrifa Whisky (Scottish), or whiskey (everywhere else), refers to a broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash and aged in wooden casks (generally oak). Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and maize (corn). Whisky derives from the Gaelic word for "water" (uisce or uisge) and is called in full uisge-beatha, which means “Water of Life.” At this event, we will examine several Whisk(e)ys in a broad range of styles and price ranges from several countries and enjoy the delicious and ample tapas-style appetizers, prepared by the talented chefs at Sweet Basil. Come hungry and ready to sip and learn! Note: A spirits fee of $30 per person is payable in class. Limited to 18.  Date: Sunday, February 21 Time: 1:00-3:00PM Location: Sweet Basil, 469 Moody St., Waltham Fee: $71  
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WS21-Cake Decorating Basics

ONLINE   Cake Decorating Basics Cindy Carson Have you always wanted to bake and decorate your own cakes that are so delicious and fun to look at?? In this class, you will learn the basics of cake assembly and cake decorating with easy-to-follow instructions. No need to go to the bakery anymore.  From the basics of making a consistent buttercream, to holding a pastry bag, piping letters (like HAPPY BIRTHDAY), creating different borders, pipe rosettes and basket weave to name a few. You will need an unfrosted cake and your creativity for each class! Prior to each class, the instructor will send you a recipe with a list of ingredients and items you will need for the featured cake and icing. Limited to 10. Dates: 4 Tuesdays, March 9-30 Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $155  
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WS21-How to Interview Online

ONLINE How to Interview Online Lau Lapides Online interviews were becoming prevalent, even before COVID. Knowing how to present yourself in the most positive light when interviewing online is going to be important as you begin or advance your career. This workshop is jam-packed with tips, tools, and techniques to help you gain confidence and a hard-core skill set to step in front of the line and shine! Topics may include: vocal, verbal, physical, and psychological challenges that may stop you from success, and strategies to help you get into a positive mindset and be a resilient anchor to sustain longevity until you land the perfect position. Practice time will be built in for interview role playing including instructor and peer feedback. Dress in comfortable clothing and have a notebook and water ready. This session will be accompanied by a complimentary consultation and assessment at lau lapides company studio. No prior speaking experience necessary. Limited to 14. Date: Tuesday, March 23 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $35  
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WS21-Breaking into Show Business

ONLINE Breaking into Show Business Nerissa Williams Scott So, you want to be a producer or become involved in some aspect of film, TV or theater production...here is your chance to learn the basics from a seasoned industry veteran. In this program, you will learn the foundational tools necessary to transform a script into an actual film (budgeting, logistical organization, roles and responsibilities of various personnel and more). We will also cover the rules/guidelines one needs to follow when hiring and utilizing the skills of others, and how to determine production costs.    You will gain an understanding of basic business practices for media creators of all genres and spectrums, and you will leave this course with the tools for managing productions and projects of all sizes and scopes. The familiarity you will gain with standard methods will be useful when seeking production work in the professional sphere, or when developing your own work. This class is an important first step toward launching your production career! Students will need Word and Excel software or Google Drive. Limited to 13. Dates: 4 Mondays, March 22-April 12 Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $105  
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WS21-Children's Book Writing Workshop

ONLINE Children’s Book Writing Workshop Elizabeth Suneby Do you have an idea for a children’s book, or are you intrigued about writing one?  If so, this class is for you.  We’ll cover topics including genre (fiction, non-fiction, narrative nonfiction), shaping a clear concept, writing a one sentence hook, narrative arc, pacing, dialog, backmatter,and resources for writers. We will also read recent popular new titles. And most importantly, participants will draft their own manuscripts (in between classes), receive constructive critiques from others during class, and then redraft their stories at least once—hopefully twice! Limited to 8. Dates: 6 Wednesdays, March 3-April 7 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $165  
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WS21-Becoming a Real Estate Agent: Do you have what it takes?

ONLINE Becoming a Real Estate Agent: Do you have what it takes? Marie Presti Are you looking for a new career and have always dreamed of selling (or helping people buy) homes? Come learn what it takes to navigate the competitive world of real estate. Massachusetts licensing requirements, how to select a firm you want to work for, and other practical matters will be addressed. Instructor Marie Presti is an award-winning industry veteran with 20 years of experience in the Greater Boston market, so she knows a thing or two! Limited to 15. Date: Wednesday, March 10 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $25  
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WS21-Getting More from Your iPhone

ONLINE Getting More from Your iPhone Howard Loewinger Did you know that your iPhone can do virtually all of the things your computer can do? Plus, of course, make calls. This class, we will cover the basics, such as: calling options and the different ways to touch the screen. We will also take
 a look at how to customize your screen and the various settings. Our learning will continue with a focus on apps: how to get new ones, how to see your open apps, and how to delete apps you no longer use. We will also go over apps like Messaging, email and Google, and learn how to give voice commands. In addition, you will be given tips and tricks for using that pesky screen keyboard. Time will be dedicated to instruction on how to use the camera for still pictures and video. We will also talk about syncing your contacts, calendar, reminders and other data to your iPad and Mac. Bring your iPhone and questions to class! The focus will be on iPhones running the current version of iOS, but most information will apply to all versions of older iPhones. Limited to 14.   
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WS21-Google Drive

ONLINE Google Drive   Howard Loewinger  Google Drive is Google’s answer to Microsoft Office and it is free! There is no software to install, and you can access the Drive apps and your files from any Internet connected computer or mobile device. This class will focus on the word processing (Docs), spreadsheet (Sheets) and presentation (Slides) apps. You will learn how to create and edit files and upload Office and other files into Drive. You will also learn how easy it is to share files with others. To use Google Drive you must have a Google account. Please set one up prior to class (Gmail users already have a Google account). Limited to 14.  Dates: 2 Thursdays, March 18-25                          Time: 5:30-7:00PM Fee: $69  
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WS21-Cutting the Cable: Your TV Options in the Digital Age

ONLINE Cutting the Cable: Your TV Options in the Digital Age 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. Date: Thursday, April 1                     Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $35  
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WS21-Declutter and Organize Your Stuff!

ONLINE Declutter and Organize All the Stuff! Marilyn Cruickshank  Today’s reality is that we are spending more time at home and therefore, we are more aware of all the stuff surrounding us. Our closets are overflowing, our entryways are stacked with mail, our kitchen sinks are filled with dishes, and our pantries are packed with expired items! If you are drowning in stuff, it’s time to begin your decluttering journey and then establish your organizing systems. Join us to learn decluttering and organizing techniques from a professional organizer. Discover tried and true strategies that can work for you and the way you live, and feel energized and motivated to make small changes that will have a big impact. Limited to 10. Date: Thursday, February 25 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $35  
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WS21-Spring Cleaning and Minor Home Repairs: Tips and Hacks

ONLINE Spring Cleaning and Minor Home Repairs: Tips and Hacks Faina Shapiro Spend an evening learning how you can keep your home shipshape. Faina Shapiro, a licensed real estate agent, property manager, Board of Assessors member and real estate investor, will teach you handy tricks for doing minor repairs yourself. She will also share her essential cleaning product recommendations that will help you save time and sustain the appeal and value of your home. Limited to 12. Date: Thursday, March 18 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $19  
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WS21-Sell Your Home Workshop

ONLINE Sell Your Home Workshop Faina Shapiro If you are thinking about selling your home in the near future, this class is a must! 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, March 11 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $19  
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WS21-Home Buying Workshop

ONLINE Home Buying Workshop Faina Shapiro Spend an evening learning essential information, strategies and tips that can help to save money and avoid expensive mistakes in the home buying process. Home buyers today face an overwhelming number of choices as they enter the housing market. These involve working with realtors and home inspectors to determine how much of a mortgage is affordable and choosing the right mortgage product and more. This class will provide a great deal of education to allow home buyers to make smart decisions when buying a home.    This workshop will provide a guide to help home buyers navigate a seller’s market and understand how to make themselves compete while saving money and differentiating themselves from the competition. Mortgage options and other associated home buying costs are explained like closing costs and lawyer fees. We will review the home buying timeline and buyer contracts and disclosures to ensure you protect yourself as a buyer. By the end of this workshop, you will be armed with valuable advice that will alleviate the confusion that many home buyers typically feel when starting to look for a home. Limited to 12. Date: Thursday, March 25 Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee: $19  
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WS21-Home Energy Efficiency Simplified

ONLINE Home Energy Efficiency Simplified Presented in collaboration with the Green Needham Collaborative Abby Kessler If you are trying your best to conserve energy in your home, get some great tips from a pro! Abby Kessler, a former home energy assessor with Mass Save, will share tips that will enable you to reduce your energy bills, make your home more comfortable, and shrink your carbon footprint. The program will cover everything from small, easy to execute changes or practices, to larger changes like adding insulation or upgrading heating and cooling systems. There will be tips and tricks to benefit all homeowners in their efforts to reduce their use of energy. Limited to 20. Date: Thursday, February 4 Time: 5:00-6:00PM Fee: $9  
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WS21-Establishing and Maintaining a Healthy Lawn

ONLINE Establishing and Maintaining a Healthy Lawn 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 lawn care experience and many tips to share. Limited to 10.  Dates: 2 Thursday, April 1-8          Time: 6:00-7:30PM  Fee: $45  
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WS21-Stop the Mulch-Scaping (spring session)

ONLINE Stop Mulch-Scaping and Start Landscaping!    Joanne Neale   At some unknown point in time, mulch-- black, orange, brown, etc.-- became a part of the landscape, but wouldn't you rather have plants? Anywhere you can put mulch, you can dig a hole and put in a groundcover plant. Groundcover plants = living mulches. Think of the money, time and work you'll save on mulching every spring. And groundcovers are the go-to plant for low-maintenance gardens. Besides eliminating the need for mulch, they keep weeds from crowding in; they provide an extra layer of color and flowers; and they help maintain soil moisture, which means less watering. What's not to like about that? Come learn what to do before you start replacing your boring old mulch with fabulous new groundcovers and find out which groundcovers are right for your garden. Limited to 20.      Spring Session Date: Thursday, March 25                                                                       Time: 7:00-8:00PM  Fee: $19  
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WS21-5 Easy Steps to a Greener Landscape

ONLINE 5 Easy Steps to a Greener Landscape Joanne Neale Your landscapes may be green, but is it GREEN? Would you like to educate yourself on best practices for maintaining beautiful landscapes, while protecting the environment? Gain an understanding of what you can do to GREEN up your gardens and yard. Topics that will be covered include: 1. Importance of trees and how to care for them 2. How and why to shrink your lawn to reduce work and expense 3. Why you should plant some new, native plants to support pollinators, birds, etc. 4. How to reduce fall maintenance and expense by keeping (some) fallen leaves on your property 5. How and why to reduce chemical use in your yard Limited to 20. Date: Tuesday, March 16 Time: 7:00-8:00PM Fee: $19  
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WS21-Intro to Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

ONLINE Intro to Sustainable Vegetable Gardening: Planning, Planting and Maintaining  In collaboration with the Needham Community Farm Joe Leghorn     As we all know, home-grown produce is far superior to what you can buy at the market. However, the thought of starting your own vegetable garden can be daunting. This class will provide you with an overview of everything you need to know--from figuring out where to put your garden to care and maintenance of common vegetables. After the sessions, you will be ready to grow your own garden vegetables this year! Limited to 20.     Dates: 4 Wednesdays, February 17-March 10                          Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $129  
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WS21-Growing Organic Fruit at Home

Growing Organic Fruit at Home This class will include 1-2 visits to the instructor’s home gardens, with social distancing guidelines observed. Peter Hauschka Freshly picked organic fruit from your own garden...what better way to enjoy the flavors of summer? Veteran gardener, Peter Haushka, would like to share his passion for growing fruit organically with those who are new to fruit growing and those who would like to maximize and improve their crop using organic practices. The first class will begin by covering which fruits grow well in this region and what growing conditions they require. Peter will share his trusted sources for purchasing your plants and materials. In the next class, layout of berry patches and orchard soil building will be discussed, along with trellising and crop protection. Pollinators, harvesting and storage will be the topics of the third session, and the final night will cover pruning and seasonal maintenance. Limited to 10. Virtual class dates: 4 Tuesdays, March 9-30 Virtual class time: 6:30-8:00PM Note: Time and date(s) of the garden visits will be determined by consensus of the registrants. Fee: $139  
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WS21-Foraging for Edible Plants and Mushrooms

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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WS21-Declutter Your Closet and Up Your Style

ONLINE   Declutter Your Closet and Up Your Style Yelana Perchanok Take your spring cleaning a step further by decluttering your clothes closet so you can more easily access the items that flatter you most and that you most enjoy. Then, get guidance for making the most of your wardrobe. The toughest part of this project is deciding which clothes to discard and which to hold onto. To assist with this process, we will begin with understanding you: your style, your life, your individual features. The “closet audit” will be made with attention to what is flattering you, along with your wardrobe needs. With the clothing you keep, we will take the fun next step of reinventing your outfits to up your style and learn a few tricks to spice up your everyday dressing routine.  Limited to 10. Dates: 2 Thursdays, April 29-May 6 Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $65  
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WS21-Explore Your Ancestry

ONLINE Explore Your Ancestry   Elizabeth Handler Researching one’s ancestry has become one of the country’s favorite hobbies. This class will help you jump start your genealogy, whether you are brand new to it or have dabbled in it for a couple of years. You will learn what types of records are available, focusing on United States records, what information can be found in them, and where to find these records. We will explore what records can be found on free websites, including vital, census, cemetery, military, and other records. You will need to have an active email address so you can open an account with Familysearch.org. Students will be placed in breakout rooms for about half of each class, for more individualized assistance. You will need to use a computer or laptop (as opposed to a tablet or phone). Limited to 12. Dates: 4 Tuesdays, February 23-March 16 Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $125  
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WS21-How to Create a Family Resource File: Consolidate all of your important life details

ONLINE How to Create a Family Resource File: Organize and Consolidate Your Important Life Details Sandra Batra It’s never too early to organize and consolidate all your important life details, but it can be too late! We experience events that change our lives. Do you ever think, What If?  What if something happens to you or your spouse, how would your family manage? Could your spouse or family step in and seamlessly manage everything until you are back on your feet? It’s your responsibility to think about this and do something; you need to plan for the unexpected and make sure all your important life details are organized and in one place. It’s time you created your Family Resource File. The instructor will provide guidance--helping you to understand the types or categories of information to include, and the specific details within each category. You will also receive a summary of the information discussed. Limited to 20. Date: Tuesday, April 13 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Fee: $25  
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WS21-Current Events Discussion Group

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CANCELED! Current Events Discussion Group Bob Baker If you like engaging in thoughtful conversation regarding topics in the news, come together with others who share your interest. Under the guidance of the instructor, participants will examine current events--major events and some that are not receiving widespread attention. The topics for discussion will be chosen by both the instructor and the participants, with a focus on policy over personality. Attention will also be given to late breaking stories. With a new Presidential administration taking office, and the resulting policy shifts, there will be much to discuss! Limited to 20. Dates: 6 Mondays, January 25-March 8 (no class 2/15) Time: 7:00-8:00PM Fee : $75  
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WS21-A Brief History of Architecture and Urban Landscape

ONLINE A Brief History of Architecture and Urban Landscape: From Antiquity until Today Oana Lauric Part urban planning, part art, part architectural walks, and part history lesson, in this class you will learn how architects and architecture around the world have evolved in response to the pressures from within and from without, to all eventually just settling in. We'll analyze and interpret the built environment as a window into human life and culture. "We are all shaped by these spaces as much as we shape them!” Limited to 20. Dates: 6 Tuesdays, February 23-March 30 Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $189  
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WS21-Understanding Medicare

ONLINE Understanding Medicare    Daniel Williams, CLU, ChFC, CFP    If you are close to age 65 or already on Medicare, this class is for you! By the end of the evening, you will feel fully enlightened on how Medicare works and the different health care choices available to those age 65+. The program will cover the following:  How are parts A, B, C and D integrated  Medicare Advantage  Pros and cons of HMO’s, PPO’s, and Medigap plans  Should I take Medicare if I am still employed? How do I avoid late sign up penalties? Does any part of Medicare cover long-term care expenses? These questions and many more will be answered in this very important class. Limited to 40. Date: Wednesday, March 24                                                                     Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $25  
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WS21-Demystifying Social Security

ONLINE Demystifying Social Security Daniel Williams, CLU, ChFC, CFP  Deciding how and when to claim Social Security is one of the most critical financial decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime. Without an understanding of the many complex rules surrounding Social Security, you could leave thousands of dollars on the table. Learning the answers to the following questions will arm you with the information you need:  When should I file for benefits? 
  What are the advantages and disadvantages of filing at age 62 or deferring to age 70? 
  How does the November 2015 change in the rules affect me? 
  How can I make sure I am taking advantage of available spousal, survivor or divorced benefits? How much of my Social Security will be subject to income tax? 
  What potential changes are in store for Social Security and how might they affect my claiming decision?  Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, April 28                                                                Time: 7:00-9:00PM  Fee: $25  
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WS21-Canasta for Beginners (Winter, Wednesdays)

ONLINE Canasta for Beginners Beverly and Emily Shire Do you like to play games? Would you like to learn a new one? More popular than ever with adults of all ages, the game of Canasta is a fun, complex and addictive game. We will cover all aspects of the game, using Modern American Canasta rules. We will be using Zoom as the platform. Participants will need to purchase an online app prior to the first class. Instructors will notify participants of the app prior to the first class . Instruction on using the app will be provided. Each session will include instruction and supervised play. Meet new friends or gather your friends; either way this game offers you great brain exercise, fun, and a social experience. Limited to 8.  Wednesdays-Winter Dates: 6 Wednesdays, January 27-March 10 (no class 2/17)  Time: 6:30-8:30PM  Fee: $195  
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WS21-Canasta for Beginners (Spring-Tuesdays)

ONLINE Canasta for Beginners Beverly and Emily Shire Do you like to play games? Would you like to learn a new one? More popular than ever with adults of all ages, the game of Canasta is a fun, complex and addictive game. We will cover all aspects of the game, using Modern American Canasta rules. We will be using Zoom as the platform. Participants will need to purchase an online app prior to the first class. Instructors will notify participants of the app prior to the first class . Instruction on using the app will be provided. Each session will include instruction and supervised play. Meet new friends or gather your friends; either way this game offers you great brain exercise, fun, and a social experience. Limited to 8.  Tuesdays-Spring Dates: 6 Tuesdays, March 9-April 13  Time: 6:30-8:30PM  Fee: $195  
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WS21-Canasta for Beginners (Spring, Thursdays)

ONLINE Canasta for Beginners Beverly and Emily Shire Do you like to play games? Would you like to learn a new one? More popular than ever with adults of all ages, the game of Canasta is a fun, complex and addictive game. We will cover all aspects of the game, using Modern American Canasta rules. We will be using Zoom as the platform. Participants will need to purchase an online app prior to the first class. Instructors will notify participants of the app prior to the first class . Instruction on using the app will be provided. Each session will include instruction and supervised play. Meet new friends or gather your friends; either way this game offers you great brain exercise, fun, and a social experience. Limited to 8.  Thursdays-Spring Dates: 6 Thursdays, March 11-April 15  Time: 7:00-9:00PM  Fee: $195  
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WS21-Zoom into Mah Jongg for Beginners (late winter; daytime)

ONLINE Zoom into Mah Jongg for Beginners Sharon Katz Calling all beginners who want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, and finally have the time. Join the ranks of mah jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. By the end of the eight week session, players will have mastered the basics: identifying tiles and rules, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, passing tiles, and playing a round. The instructor will introduce how to play online using the REAL MAH JONGG app. Each session will be limited to eight students to allow for interactive conversation via Zoom. Students must use an internet connected laptop or desktop computer to access the class, and they will need to have the following: mah jongg set, 2020 mah jongg card, and REAL MAH JONGG app on their device. Limited to 8. Daytime session Dates: 8 Mondays, February 22-April 12  Time: 1:30-2:45PM  Fee: $149  
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WS21-Zoom into Mah Jongg for Beginners (late winter; evening)

ONLINE Zoom into Mah Jongg for Beginners Sharon Katz Calling all beginners who want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, and finally have the time. Join the ranks of mah jongg enthusiasts nationwide who are reaping the social and intellectual benefits of playing this challenging tile game. By the end of the eight week session, players will have mastered the basics: identifying tiles and rules, choosing a hand by interpreting the Mah Jongg card, passing tiles, and playing a round. The instructor will introduce how to play online using the REAL MAH JONGG app. Each session will be limited to eight students to allow for interactive conversation via Zoom. Students must use an internet connected laptop or desktop computer to access the class, and they will need to have the following: mah jongg set, 2020 mah jongg card, and REAL MAH JONGG app on their device. Limited to 8. Evening session Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 11-April 1 Time: 5:30-6:45PM  Fee: $149  
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WS21-Beginning French

ONLINE Beginning French Barry Bridgelal Immerse yourself in the beautiful French language and gain a practical command of the vocabulary and grammar through topics that will include greetings, pronunciation, counting, indefinite articles, definite articles, interrogatives, infinitive expressions and a few irregular verbs. The goal of this program is to provide you with the tools to conduct basic conversations and write brief paragraphs about a range of everyday topics, using the present and near future tenses. Students will need to purchase the Grammaire Progressive Niveau Débutant . Limited to 10.  Dates: 8 Tuesdays, February 9-March 30                 Time: 6:00-7:30PM  Fee: $195  
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WS21-Advanced Beginning French

ONLINE Advanced Beginning French Barry Bridgelal  Building upon the skills studied in Level 1, you will improve your conversational precision by considerably developing their vocabulary as well as by learning to use the present and immediate future. Grammatical topics include possessive and demonstrative adjectives, idiomatic verb expressions, comparatives, imperatives expressions of time and season. Students will need to purchase the Grammaire Progressive Niveau Debutant . Limited to 10.   Dates: 8 Tuesdays, April 6-May 25                         Time: 6:00-7:30PM  Fee: $195  
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WS21-Advanced French II

ONLINE Advanced French II Barry Bridgelal Having completed all intermediate levels, join this class to fine tune your oral and written expression and learn new vocabulary through a thematic approach. Additionally, you will review all compound tenses, study gérondif and learn prepositions used with infinitives. Students will need to purchase the Grammaire Progressive du Francais Niveau Intermediaire . Limited to 10. Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 11-April 1 Time: 7:30-9:00PM Fee: $195  
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WS21-Advanced French III

ONLINE Advanced French III Barry Bridgelal This French course is designed for students who have completed all proceeding levels or equivalent. You will continue to develop the four basic skills (i.e. listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and learn about French culture. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to use subjunctive and to review the sequence of tenses. Students will need to purchase the Grammaire Progressive du Francais Niveau Intermediaire . Limited to 10. Dates: 8 Thursdays, April 8-May 27 Time: 7:30-9:00PM  
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WS21-Intermediate Italian I

ONLINE Intermediate Italian I Barry Bridgelal  Advance your Italian language skills in this Intermediate level program. Upon completion, you should be able to discuss topics such as moods, travel, holidays and business, using the present and past tenses. This class will emphasize improvement of oral comprehension and creative expression through the use of teaching resources, including reading selections. Reflexive verbs, indirect and direct object pronouns, expressions of time and duration, simple and articulated prepositions will be covered (Prego chapters 5-7). Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 10.  Dates: 8 Mondays, February 22-April 12 Time: 6:00-7:30PM                                      Fee: $195  
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WS21-Intermediate Italian II

ONLINE Intermediate Italian II  Barry Bridgelal   This course is for students who have completed Barry’s Intermediate Italian I class or others who have a solid foundation in the language, including reflexive verbs, indirect and direct object pronouns, expressions of time and duration, and simple and articulated prepositions. Upon completion of this level, students should be able to discuss topics including health, travel, holidays and business using the present and past tenses. This level continues to emphasize the improvement of oral comprehension and creative expression. Topics introduced will include review of imperfect tense versus passato prossimo, tonal pronouns, comparatives and superlatives, and simple future tense (Prego chapters 8-9). Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 10.  Dates: 8 Mondays, April 26-June 21 (no class 5/31)  Time: 6:00-7:30PM                                       Fee: $195  
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WS21-Beginning Italian

ONLINE Beginning Italian Daytime class!  Barry Bridgelal  This program is designed to give beginning students a practical command of the Italian language. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to discuss everyday activities and describe situations using the present tense. You can also expect to be able to read and write elementary texts such as a simple letter. Topics include pronunciation, adjectives, expressions of date and quantity, indefinite and definite articles, and first conjugation are verbs (Prego chapters Preliminary-2). Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 10.  Dates: 8 Wednesdays, February 10-March 31 Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM                                     Fee: $195  
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WS21-Advanced Italian I

ONLINE Advanced Italian I   Barry Bridgelal  Upon completion of this level, students should be able to discuss topics including health, travel, holidays and business using the present, past and immediate and probability with simple future tense. This level continues to emphasize the improvement of oral comprehension and creative expression. Topics reviewed include imperfect tense versus passato prosssimo, disjunctive pronouns, comparatives and new topics include simple future tense, impersonal form and double object pronouns (Prego!, Chapters 9-11).  Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 10.  Dates: 8 Mondays, February 22-April 12 Time: 7:30-9:00PM                                       Fee: $195  
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WS21-Advanced Italian II

ONLINE Advanced Italian II   Barry Bridgelal   After completing this course, students can expect to converse with greater confidence and precision. More complex reading selections provide authentic opportunities for vocabulary development and creative use of the language. Building upon the skills already acquired, students learn indefinite adjectives and pronouns, negatives, imperative form, the conditional tense, possessive and relative pronouns (Prego!, Chapters 16-18).  Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 10.  Dates: 8 Mondays, April 26-June 21 (no class 5/31)  Time: 7:30-9:00PM                                       Fee: $195  
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WS21-Advanced Italian III

ONLINE Advanced Italian III Barry Bridgelal Students refine their use of verb tenses and continue to expand their vocabulary. Upon completion of this level, students should be able to understand and participate comfortably in conversations on a wide range of topics. Reading and writing skills are also improved as students gain proficiency with conditional and passive constructions. Among the topics introduced at this level are the tenses of the subjunctive. Students will need to purchase the Prego textbook . Limited to 10.  Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 4-March 25 Time: 6:00-7:30PM Fee: $195  
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WS21-Conversational Italian

ONLINE Conversational Italian Barry Bridgelal This program is designed for students who are already proficient in the skills taught in previous levels and who want to increase their conversational abilities. Conducted entirely in Italian, this course provides students with an opportunity to markedly improve their speaking and listening skills. News readings designed to provide practical opportunities for vocabulary and skill development are selected to match student interests. Grammatical topics are addressed as needed. Limited to 10. Dates: 8 Thursdays, April 1-May 20 Time: 6:00-7:30PM Fee: $195  
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WS21-Private Language Lessons in French, Italian or Spanish (4 hours)

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 from 11:00AM-4:00PM, Tuesdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM, Wednesdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM and 3:00-6:00PM, and Fridays-Sundays after 12:00PM. 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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WS21-Private Language Lessons in French, Italian or Spanish (10 hours)

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 from 11:00AM-4:00PM, Tuesdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM, Wednesdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM and 3:00-6:00PM, and Fridays-Sundays after 12:00PM. 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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WS21-Conversational French (Winter)

ONLINE Conversational French   Barry Bridgelal  Spend Tuesday evenings with fellow French language lovers, conversing in a warm and inviting setting. This program is designed for students who are proficient in present, imparfait, and passé composé, and who are able to use object pronouns. The instructor will offer exercises designed to increase fluency. Limited to 10.  Late winter session Dates: 10 Tuesdays, February 9-April 13             Time: 7:30-8:30PM  Fee: $161    
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WS21-Conversational French (Spring)

ONLINE Conversational French   Barry Bridgelal  Spend Tuesday evenings with fellow French language lovers, conversing in a warm and inviting setting. This program is designed for students who are proficient in present, imparfait, and passé composé, and who are able to use object pronouns. The instructor will offer exercises designed to increase fluency. Limited to 10.  Spring session Dates: 10 Tuesdays, April 20-June 22        Time: 7:30-8:30PM  Fee: $161  
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WS21-Beginning Spanish

ONLINE Beginning Spanish   Diana Garcia-Martinez Have you been thinking about learning Spanish? Would you like to be able to communicate with native Spanish speakers in the U.S or as you travel the world? Or, do you believe that learning a new language enables us to understand the culture, traditions and history of a country? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the class for you! You will learn the building blocks of the Spanish language, everyday vocabulary, and practice simple conversations from the first day of class. The emphasis will be on speaking, listening and immersing ourselves in the language. Come and enjoy learning a new language in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. This course is for those with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Students will need to purchase a textbook (approximately $35) for this course. Details can be found here .  Limited to 10.  Dates: 8 Wednesdays, January 27-March 17 Time: 6:00-8:00PM  Fee: $195  
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WS21-Advanced Beginning Spanish

ONLINE Advanced Beginning Spanish   Diana Garcia-Martinez    This class will be geared for those who have some basic introductory knowledge of the Spanish language. We will quickly review the conjugation of –ar, –er, and –ir verbs. We will learn the present progressive, the preterite and reflexive verbs. We will practice simple conversations and learn more of the Spanish language and culture in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Prerequisite: a beginning Spanish class or a basic knowledge of Spanish, e.g., knowledge of the consonant and vowel sounds, numbers, noun-adjective agreement, use of the irregular verbs ser, estar, tener, ir, gustar, and the conjugation of regular verbs in the present tense. Students will need to purchase a textbook (approximately $35) for this course. Details can be found here . Limited to 10.    Dates: 8 Wednesdays, March 31-May 19                                   Time: 6:00-8:00PM  Fee: $195  
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WS21-Intermediate Spanish

ONLINE Intermediate Spanish   Diana Garcia-Martinez     This course is appropriate for students who have a solid knowledge of the use of the present, present progressive, and past tenses as well as every day vocabulary. We will review the present progressive, the past tense, and reflexive verbs and then dive into the imperfect tense, which will enable you to read and tell stories about events that happened in the past. Our conversations, essays and readings will become richer in describing nuances of past events. Join us to expand your Spanish language skills in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere! Students will need to purchase a textbook (approximately $35) for this course. Details can be found here . Limited to 10.    Dates: 8 Thursdays, March 25-May 13                      Time: 6:00-8:00PM  Fee: $195  
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WS21-Advanced Spanish II

ONLINE Advanced Spanish II   Diana Garcia-Martinez    This class is designed for those students who have taken Diana’s Advanced Spanish class and who have good command and present subjunctive tenses as well as the building blocks of the Indicative. We will review the perfect subjunctive and learn past perfect subjunctive as well as other tenses of the indicative such as conditional, past perfect, and gerund. Students will be encouraged to make short oral presentations in class in order to practice their speaking skills. The reading material will be more complex in structure and expansive in vocabulary. Limited to 10.    Dates: 17 Mondays, January 25-May 24 (no class 2/15) Time: 6:00-8:00PM Fee: $414  
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WS21-Conversational Spanish I

ONLINE Conversational Spanish I Diana Garcia-Martinez Would you like to speak Spanish fluently, already have a knowledge base of advanced grammar and a wide vocabulary base but need to practice and improve? In this class  students will be required to prepare  presentations of a topic of their interest, current events, etc. The group will listen and discuss the content of the presentation, learn new vocabulary and review grammar points. Join us--you will improve your Spanish, have fun, and enjoy interesting discussions with the other participants. Limited to 10 Dates: 15 Tuesdays, February 16-May 25 Time: 7:00-8:30PM Fee: $359  
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WS21-Conversational Spanish II

ONLINE Conversational Spanish II Diana Garcia-Martinez Do you speak Spanish fluently, have a solid knowledge base and strong vocabulary, but don’t have much opportunity to practice or improve? This class will provide ample opportunities for you to practice your Spanish as we read about and discuss current events, short articles and stories. We will have group discussions and explore different perspectives about an issue. Join us--you will improve your Spanish, have fun, and enjoy interesting discussions with the other participants. Limited to 10. Dates: 15 Tuesdays, February 16-May 25 Time: 5:00-7:00PM Fee: $479  
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