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Beginning Knitting

Thursdays, October 1 - 29
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost $50

Learn to knit: a hands-on workshop for ages 16 and older, who want to learn to knit or need a refresher course.  Find out about why and what we knit, learn how to start, make a knitted fabric, and end a basic knitted piece using straight needles and plain yarn. See how learning to make your basic piece can lead to bigger and more interesting beginner projects. 

Supplies needed are as follows:

  • 1 pair of straight knitting needles, 9" length, size 8 or 9 US
  • 50 gms or more of a plain, light colored, worsted weight yarn
  • Pencil & paper
  • Eyeglasses, please, if you usually wear them for reading

Instructor:  Caryl Sclove


Beginning Yiddish

Mondays, September 21 - October 26
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Cost $60

In this class we will learn the basic Yiddish alphabet and basic Yiddish conversation and grammar.   We will start out with Yiddish in transliteration, that is Yiddish written in English letters, until we have mastered the 22 letters of the Yiddish alphabet and concentrate on speaking.

We will begin with a brief discussion of where Yiddish came from and go on to easy conversational phrases, songs and proverbs.

All learning materials will be provided.  Just come and have fun!!  Instructor:  Dr. Khane-Faygl Turtletaub


Creative Writing

Thursdays, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, December 3 and December 17
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost:  $60

Perfect for the beginning or experienced writer seeking creative sparks, writing deadlines and the support and feedback from a writing group environment.  Optional writing prompts and responses to guide works-in-progress are provided.  Instructor:  Jennifer Dotson


Introduction to Excel 2013 Using Windows

Wednesdays, October 28, November 4 and November 11
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30

Learn how a spreadsheet program can work for you. Learn the basics and gain an understanding of how to create, change, and customize worksheets for home or office and about the powerful tools and features to analyze, share, and manage your data with ease.  Cost of text is not included in fee.  To save your work, bring a USB Flash Drive (1GB minimum).  Instructor:  Barbara Seidman

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

Wednesdays, December 2 - 16
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30

This class is task oriented with a step-by-step approach. Create slide shows for computer-based presentations for work or home uses. The inclusion of charts, animation and photographs will be explained. To save your work, bring a USB Flash Drive (1GB minimum).
Instructor: Barbara Seidman