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Beginning Crochet

Mondays, November 28 - December 19
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40

Basic stitches, use of hook, how to select your tools and materials, how to read a pattern, and how to make simple beginner projects will all be covered. Please come prepared with a smile and: crochet hook size G or H; plain yarn in worsted weight in a light or medium color; paper and pencil; and eyeglasses.

Instructor: Caryl Sclove


Beginning Knitting

Mondays, October 24 - November 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost $50

A hands-on workshop for those who want to learn how to knit or need a refresher course. Find out 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. Please bring one pair of straight wood or bamboo knitting needles, 9" length, size 8 or 9 US; 50 grams or more of a plain, light colored, worsted weight yarn; pencil and paper; and eyeglasses.

Instructor:  Caryl Sclove


Intro to Guitar

Mondays, October 10 - 24
7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Cost: $30

Designed to give students the fundamental knowledge necessary to be able to start playing the guitar in a very short period of time. Learn to play a few basic chords and play along with a few songs. Students should bring their own guitar and guitar pick. The guitars should have 6 strings and be in working condition.

Instructor: Irwin Silbernik


Introduction to Excel 2013 Using Windows

Wednesdays, October 26 - November 9
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 Using Windows

Wednesdays, November 30 - December 14
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. The inclusion of charts, animation and photographs will be explained. To save your work, bring a USB Flash Drive (1GB minimum).

Instructor: Barbara Seidman

Introduction to Word for Mac

Mondays, December 5 - 19
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20

This hands-on class will cover Word basics including how to format text, margins, page numbers, headers and footers, how to change the document layout, how to create a bulleted and numbered list, how to create and edit a table, how to copy, paste, move text or a picture, how to insert a symbol and picture, how to save to a new folder and more.  Bring your Mac laptop with Word installed to class.  Please bring a USB flash drive to class for saving files.

Instructor:  Barbara Seidman

Mindfulness: The Space Between Impulse and Action

Tuesdays, October 18 - November 29
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost $60

The ability to be mindfully present enhances decision-making, increases willpower and self-compassion and builds resilience. Learn a concept or idea each week that is backed up through both science and the contemplative meditative
traditions and learn to connect with yourself more deeply.

Instructor: Vicki Hensley


Mondays, November 7 - December 12
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $60

Acquire a basic mastery of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course will emphasize the practice of grammar and communication skills. Order Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way with MP3 CD by Heywood Wald and George Thatcher prior to the class.

Instructor:  Leslie Fenster