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General Info

How To Register

By MAIL

By Mail: Use the form in the back of this brochure. Full payment by check or money order must be included. Unless notified to the contrary, your registration has been accepted. If a class is filled we will mail back your registration. We will contact you if a space becomes available.

ONLINE

Online: Please visit www.princetonadultschool.org to register for any of our 200+ classes.

Returning students

Returning students: Click on the register tab and enter your email address and password. If you do not remember your password, you may have it emailed to you. If you do not receive the reminder email, please call the office at 609-683-1101 for assistance.

New Students

New Students: Click on the register tab and complete the new customer registration form first. Once you are logged in, you may browse the catalog and add as many courses to your shopping cart as you like. Checkout and pay for your transaction with your credit card and you will receive an email receipt. If you are shopping for more than one person, you will need to shop for yourself first, then exit the system. Please sign back in as each student is required to pay a one-time registration fee of $10 per semester.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Princeton Adult School enforces a Code of Conduct that ensures a comfortable and safe environment for all Princeton Adult School attendees. Unacceptable behavior includes actions in classes and on the premises where classes are held which interfere with the participation by other students, create a risk of injury to other students or teachers, inhibit the work of instructors, disrupt the peaceful enjoyment of classes, or create a risk of damage to premises, people or property. Violation of these policies may be cause for a temporary or permanent prohibition of an individual from participation in the Princeton Adult School. The Princeton Adult School Board of Trustees authorizes Princeton Adult School staff to suspend the enrollment of customers whose behavior prevents or interferes with the learning of other students.

In-person registration is suggested for ESL

In-person registration is suggested for all ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for correct placement. Register in person on Tuesday, January 23, 7:00–8:00 pm, at Princeton High School—use the main entrance. You must pay by cash or check at in-person registration. Credit cards are only accepted for online registration

World Language Students

World Language Students: For courses that are listed as “continued from the fall,” please email the office at info@princetonadultschool.org or call 609-683-1101 to receive instructions about your placement level if you have not taken the fall session.

 

Refunds and Credits

If a registrant withdraws from a course IN WRITING by mail or email, and the letter or email is received at least one (1) week before the start date, the cost will be refunded less the $10 registration fee. Refunds for cancelled courses will be processed automatically. NO REFUNDS will be made once a course has started. No refunds will be given for a class session cancelled due to inclement weather but every effort will be made to make up the class. Materials fees are not refundable. We reserve the right to change teachers when necessary.

In Bad Weather

There are no classes when the Princeton Public Schools are closed. Announcement of school closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies will be made on www.princetonadultschool. org, or by calling the PAS recorded message at (609) 683-1101 or Princeton Regional Schools’ emergency closing number (609) 806-4202. Please do not call Princeton High School directly. No refunds will be given for a class session cancelled due to inclement weather but every effort will be made to make up the class.

Key to Class Listing

The location for each course is noted immediately following the course title, for example: 033 Learn to Knit, PHS. See page 3 for full names and addresses of all locations. Sessions indicate number of consecutive weeks unless otherwise stated. Room assignments for classes at PHS will be posted in the main high school lobby when you arrive for your first class. Specific locations and teachers are subject to change.

Mission Statement

The Princeton Adult School, founded in 1939, offers life-long learning opportunities to residents of the greater Princeton area. Drawing on teaching resources from area educational institutions and a wealth of individual talent, it offers a broad range of in-class and on-line courses. The goal is to provide convenient and enjoyable experiences that meet the learning interests and needs of the area’s diverse adult community in pursuing intellectual growth, workplace skills, job opportunities, and personal and civic well-being.

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Princeton Adult School admits adult students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partnership status, civil union status, or disability in administration of its policies, admissions, scholarship programs and other school administered programs.

PRINCETON ADULT SCHOOL BOARD 2017–2018

Tamara Turkevich Skvir, President
Len Swanson, Vice President
Stephen Schreiber, Treasurer
Carol A. Goodheart, Acting Secretary

Mary Lynn Baeck
John Burkhalter
Robert DeMartino
Kim Dorman
Patricia Frawley
Martha Friedman
Joan Girgus
Louise Grafton
Constance W. Hassett
Pei Hsiang
Everett Kline

Dennis Kujawski
Taneshia Nash Laird
Judy Leopold
Celia Lidz
Alta Malberg
Joseph Mazzetti
Erin Metro
Ruth Miller
Yina Moore
Beverly Owens
Costa Papastephanou

Larry Parsons
Janet Pickover
Ingrid Reed
Shirley Satterfield
Helen Schwartz
Rashma Sharma
Eleanore Szymanski
Roslyn Vanderbilt
Pam Wakefield
Jean Yepes
Inkyung Yi
Darren Zagarola

STAFF
Anne Brener, Executive Director
Debbie Washington, Operations Manager
Jacqui Seelig, Accountant

SITE COORDINATORS
Nicholas Cream
Kathy Lewis

Location Key

Map

Most PAS classes are held at Princeton High School, but classes are also held at several other locations in Princeton. An abbreviation of the location is noted after each course name in the brochure. For example, For example, CALLIGRAPHY, PHS, or MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS, JW. All locations, abbreviations and addresses are given below. They are in Princeton unless otherwise noted.

2 DH

Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Located at the traffic light/intersection of Chambers Street and Paul Robeson Place, between the YW/YMCA and First Baptist church. Please use entry ‘D’ to 1st floor.

3 JW

John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane. From Guyot Avenue, use back entrance from driveway for music classes. Use entrance across from teacher’s parking lot for other classes.

5 PCV

Princeton Community Village, Turn right off of Bunn Drive at Karl Light Boulevard, Princeton Community Village. Follow road to Sassafrass on right. Clubhouse will be ahead on left.

6 PHS

Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street. Entrance faces Houghton Street between Moore and Walnut Lane.

7 PPL

 

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street.

8 PU

Princeton University. The Art Museum, Friend Center Auditorium (8a), and Frist are in the center of the campus. A detailed map of Princeton University is available at www.princeton.edu.

9 PUMC

Princeton United Methodist Church. Corner of Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue. Park behind the church and use the back door.

11 SP

Suzanne Patterson Center, Princeton Monument Hall. Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

Letter from the President

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Gradually, the frenetic pace of these past months has begun to subside. As we welcome in 2018, many of us look forward to the New Year and happily anticipate more daylight.  Perhaps this is a good time to resolve to do something for yourself: discover a craft, experience an unfamiliar language, venture into the world of technology, focus on being fit, seize the opportunity to hear experts speak about their fields, meet friends with similar interests.

The members of the Adult School Board and I hope that you find something appealing amongst our offerings and will join us for the Spring 2018 semester.

All the best for the coming year,

Tamara Turkevich Skvir
The Members of the Board of the Princeton Adult School

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 Phone 609-683-1101  Fax 609-688-1181

P. O. Box 701
Princeton, NJ 08542
Email: info@princetonadultschool.org

HOLIDAYS: No classes will be held: April 2-6, 2018
Classes held at partner locations (not Princeton Public School buildings) may be open during the above dates. Please check with your instructor for your individual classes.
ESL STUDENTS - In-person registration on January 23, 2018, from 7–8 pm at Princeton High School.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS - For courses that are listed as “continued from the fall,” please email the office at info@princetonadultschool.org or call 609-683-1101 to receive instructions about your placement level if you have not taken the fall session.
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The Claire R. Jacobus Lecture Series

001 "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS MY LAND…"

Tuesday, 8:00 pm, Feb. 27, 8 sessions

As our self-described nation of immigrants struggles with the 21st century version of its identity, are the words of the song still true, or are they--have they become--a contradiction? For this series we have asked several experts to take a look at immigration in its many manifestations--historical, economic, social, political, legal, religious and musical.  What can we learn from the often conflicting layers of the past that will help us understand and deal with the issues of the present?

These lectures are co-sponsored by the Princeton Adult School and the Community Auditing Program of Princeton University’s Office of Community and Regional Affairs.

NOTE: Lectures will be held in the Friend Center Auditorium, William and Olden Streets. Park in lot # 10 or 10A between Olden Street and Washington Road. You will receive a course ticket for the entire series at check-in at the first lecture you attend. No prior confirmation will be sent.

Click on dates for more details

February 27

Apostles of Race: Immigration, Religion, and Black Racial Identity during the
Great Migration
JUDITH WEISENFELD,
Professor of Religion, Department of Religion, Princeton University

March 6

Immigration in American Economic History
LEAH BOUSTAN
, Professor, Department of Economics, Princeton University

March 20

The War Against Immigrants: How Can Citizens and Community Resist?
PATRICIA FERNANDEZ-KELLY
, Professor of Sociology, Research Associate, Office of Population Research, Princeton University

 

 

March 27

An Accidental Immigrant
YA-MEI CHEN
, Field Office Director, Mt. Laurel Field Office, US Citizenship and Immigration Services 

 

 

April 3

Chinese Exclusion and the Making of the Modern American Alien
BETH LEW-WILLIAMS
, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University 

 

 

April 10

Viaje a la casita: Puerto Rican Music and Culture in the South Bronx
CESAR COLON-MONTIJO, 
Ph.D. candidate, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University 

 

April 17

Moveable Feasts: Migration and Ethnic Cuisines in the United States
TESSA LOWINSKI DESMOND, Associate Research Scholar, American Studies, Princeton University 

 

 

April 24

New Forms to Settle Old Scores: Immigrant Workers Organizing in the Gilded Age
JANICE R. FINE, Associate Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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002 A SUMMER WEEKEND OF CULTURAL IMMERSION
IN THE BERKSHIRES!

$975 double occupancy per person

$1140 single occupancy supplement

Instructors/Expert Guides:
Paula Alekson, Artistic Engagement Manager, McCarter Theatre Center
Scott Burnham, Scheide Professor of Music History and Professor of Music
Adam Immerwahr, Artistic Director, Theater J, Washington, D.C., formerly Associate Artistic Director, McCarter Theatre Center


Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22, 2018

 

Princeton Adult School together with McCarter Theatre Center and Princeton University Concerts join in offering this very special event for the aesthete and arts appreciator alike!  Travel to the Berkshires–the eastern seaboard’s summertime art and cultural destination—in Massachusetts to experience a weekend of art, theatre and classical music; exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences; and rich critical and casual conversations about the arts, each depicting the human struggle, fancy and folly, and personal meaning in their own unique ways.  Coupled with the breathtaking beauty of the region, expert guides, and the opportunity for critical conversations between performances, this is an educational excursion not to be missed.

Join us as we explore a blockbuster show at the Clark Art Institute and go behind the scenes to see the fascinating Williamstown Art Conservation Center. Experience the acclaimed productions at the Tony Award winning Williamstown Theatre Festival and engage with actors from the plays we will see. At Tanglewood, be inspired by the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by the exciting British composer, Thomas Adés, in a program of Sibelius and a Suite from Adés’ opera Powder My Face. Finish off this rich weekend with sherry and biscuits as we travel home sated with the arts, good food and conversation.

The fee for this special event includes:

  • Chartered bus to/from Princeton and among the venues in the Berkshires
  • All meals except lunch on Saturday.
  • Tickets to all events.
  • Room accommodations at the Orchards Hotel in Williamstown.
  • All gratuities

Additional notes: 

  1. You are encouraged to register immediately! This class/trip will fill very quickly and enrollment is limited to one 56-passenger bus.  We will fill the class on a first-come/first-served basis from MAIL REGISTRATIONS ONLY.  You may use the registration form downloaded from the website, but there will be no online registration.  The SENIOR discount does not apply to this class.
  2. Rooms will be assigned on a first come/first served basis.

The School’s website explains that a registrant for a course can withdraw, in writing, up to one week before the start of the class.  For this “course” we don’t have that luxury since it involves buses, hotels, meals and tickets – all of which have to be paid for well in advance.  If you must withdraw, you must withdraw by March 1.  After that date, refunds will be for meals only.  After May 1, regrettably, we won’t be able to make any refunds unless we can find someone on the wait list to take your place.

003        CUBA: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE,
A SERIES OF LECTURES AND PERFORMANCES   NEW!


Section A: Lectures only: Thurs., Feb. 22, Wed., March 14, Thurs., April 19, 8 pm,
Lecture location: Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton NJ    $65*

Section B: Includes all lectures and 1 concert ticket to Cuba National Orchestra,
Sunday, March 25, 3:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium      $95*

Section C: Includes all lectures and 1 concert ticket to Chucho Valdes,

Thurs., April 12, 7:30 pm, McCarter Theatre    $105*

 Section D: Includes all lectures and 1 ticket to both performances   $130*

 

Cuba is a country with a rich and storied past and a present and future that continues to fascinate us. This series, which is presented in association with McCarter Theatre, will offer three lectures and two musical performances. For the lectures, we have asked three experts who have spent time in Cuba in the past several years, to share their deep understanding of the roots of the Cuban Revolution, the architectural record of its history as seen in its capital city, Havana, and the future of its economy, its politics, and its people.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to be part of McCarter Theatre's celebration of the performing arts of Cuba, This ongoing series, curated by William Lockwood, McCarter's Programming Director, has already seen performances in several different genres. The spring events, which coincide with this lecture series, include the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and the legendary Cuban jazz master Chucho Valdes.

The arts are booming in today's Cuba, especially in Havana, and not only in the performing arts, but in the visual arts as well. While individual travel to the island unfortunately is not permitted at this time, we invite you to learn more about this fascinating place from the lectures, and to take advantage of examples of its flourishing arts scene that McCarter has included in its season.

Those enrolling in Cuba Past, Present, and Future may attend one or both of these performances (National Orchestra and/or Chucho Valdes), and receive discounted tickets as part of the course fee. Enrollees who already have McCarter tickets for these performances may enroll for the lectures only. Register early to ensure attendance at the concert (s), as well as the lectures. For more details on the concerts, please visit mccarter.org

ALL LECTURES AT 8 PM:
Thurs., Feb. 22:
 Jerusalem 1959: The Charisma of Fidel Castro

MIGUEL A. CENTENO, Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University

Wed., March 14:  Havana's Architecture: Heritage, Embargo, Climate Change
ESTHER da COSTA MEYER
, Professor Emerita, History of Modern Architecture, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Thurs., April 19: Perspectives on Cuba: What Lies Ahead?
STANLEY N. KATZ,
Lecturer with the rank of Professor of Public and International Affairs, Director, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

PERFORMANCES:
Sun., March 25
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba – Performance 3pm at Richardson Auditorium

Enrique Perez-Mesa, conductor
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano (winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
De Falla: Suite from The Three- Cornered Hat
Grieg: Piano Concerto in a, op.16

Ravel: Bolero
Plus works by Cuban composers Carlos Farinas and Amadeo Roldan

Thurs., April 12 Chucho Valdez, Jazz piano -- Performance 7:30 pm at McCarter Theatre

Chucho Valdez, piano
With special guests the duo of Edmar Castaneda, jazz harp
and Gregoire Maret, chromatic harmonica

NOTE: * Senior discounts can only be given on the LECTURES ONLY class (Section A) since tickets are already discounted. 

 

004 I HEAR MY PEOPLE SINGING -- VOICES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PRINCETON: A Group Reading and Discussion with Kathryn Watterson, author, Penelope S. Edwards-Carter and Shirley Satterfield, moderators
(see note for location)   NEW!     


Mon., 6:30 – 8:00 pm, March 5, 26, April 2, 3 sessions  $69

I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African-American Princeton, written by Kathryn Watterson and published by Princeton University Press (2017), is a microcosm of American history. We live with a myth that slavery was in the South. This eye-opening book takes us into human bondage, segregation, and racial injustice in the North. It grew out of an oral history project that began in 1999 when Kitsi Watterson enlisted her Princeton University students to help her and her neighborhood partners save the stories of a generation who had grown up in the Jim Crow town of Princeton, New Jersey, where segregation was a way of life in the churches, schools, restaurants, stores, and on campus.

Their words, excerpted from fifty-five interviews, provide a living account that intimately connects the residents of the Witherspoon-Jackson community to the lives lived by their enslaved grandparents, great-grandparents and great-greats before them.  They built institutions and strategies and organizations to protect, heal, and enrich the lives of their children and each other.

The introduction to the book and to each chapter contextualizes the historical background, while the power of the residents’ personal stories connect us through time. The strength shown in this small black neighborhood defies anti-black stereotypes, and affirms the beauty, resilience, and dignity of Black lives.

March 5: Session I will begin discussions of the book with an introduction by the moderators that sets the ground work of slavery in Princeton.
March 6 - March 25: Two week break to read the book.
March 26: Session II will focus on Chapters 1 through 5.
April 2: Session III will focus on Chapters 6 through 10.
Both sessions II and III will include individuals, who were either interviewees or family members of interviewees, reading excerpts from the book with questions and discussions with author and moderators.

NOTE: The tuition includes an autographed copy of the book which will be distributed at the first session.  This course will be held at Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton. The complex is next to Morven.  Parking is available adjacent to the building.  

 

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005 TEN CRUCIAL DAYS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: THE FIRST DRAMATIC TURNING POINT OF AMERICA'S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE  PHS

Roger S. Williams, Secretary of the Princeton Battlefield Society,
docent and historic interpreter at Washington Crossing State Park
 $69
Thurs., 7:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 22, 4 sessions

 

In the Ten Crucial Days, December 25, 1776, to January 3, 1777, three decisive battles were fought in today’s Mercer County between the Congressional Army under George Washington and the British army and their Hessian auxiliaries, mostly under Charles Cornwallis. These events that occurred in the fields, highways and byways about us turned the tide of the revolution. This series of lively lectures will erase some myths and reveal little known facts about where you live. Come discover history! Please visit the class details page online for a complete week by week syllabus.

NOTE: There is a $22 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

 

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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006 THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM: HOW JUDAISM,
CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM HAVE SHAPED THE MIDDLE EAST
AND OUR WORLD  PHS

Gabriel Sawma, lawyer and expert on Islamic Sharia law
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 13, 6 sessions
$95


 

 

Back by popular demand!
The history of the modern world has been a story of both conflict and the melding of cultures. Three monotheistic religions have played an outsized role in the evolution of the Western World: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. How have these religions and the cultures they embrace led us to where we are today? How has each molded the way we think about each other? This course will examine the impact of religion on contemporary Middle Eastern culture. The course will focus on specific national settings where religion has played a decisive role: Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Israel. Internal divisions and tensions will be explored as well as inter-religious conflicts.
NOTE: There will be a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

007 AMERICA 1890–1914 PHS  NEW!
Walter Frank, former chief of
commercial litigation,
Port Authority of NY and NJ

Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 22, 6 sessions
$129

 

 

The parallels between this era and our own are extraordinary. Just as now, many questioned whether the political structure was adequate to the social and economic demands of the moment. New immigrants flooded the cities creating resentment among native workers but providing a huge pool of labor for business. Women’s rights came to the fore in the struggle for the right to vote. Major issues included the growing consolidation of economic power in a few huge trusts, race relations, America’s place in the world, trade policy, urban poverty and the proper role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution. Like today, this was also an era of huge technological changes (electricity, the telephone, movies, the automobile) that were beginning their enormous impact on day to day life.

We will examine all of these and other matters. Students will have the opportunity to contribute their knowledge of their own family history during this time. We will also look at the formative years of persons as different as Jack Warner and Dwight Eisenhower to get some sense of what it was like to grow up in this era. This will be very much a combination lecture and discussion course.
NOTE: There is a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first class.

 

 

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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008 INTRO TO SCREENWRITING PHS  NEW!

Sara McDermott Jain, a produced screenwriter and playwright
Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 20, 5 sessions

$109

Ever dream of seeing your work come to life on the big screen? Learn the basics of screenwriting from a produced feature screenwriter and take your first step toward a film credit! This course will not only cover creative screenwriting essentials, but also the basics of pitching a story to studio executives and marketing a completed screenplay. Time to pursue those dreams and turn that screenplay into a reality! Please visit the class details page online for a complete week by week syllabus.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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009 INSIDERS GUIDE TO GETTING
HAPPILY PUBLISHED
PHS NEW!
Roger S. Williams, published author
and a publisher
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, March 22, 3 sessions
(No class April 5)
$55

From an active industry professional, Insider’s Guide to Getting Happily Published is an essential overview for any writer, or published author to understand how to thrive in the new landscape of book publishing. The questions are legion. How do I determine if my manuscript, or book idea is publishable? What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing? Do I need an agent, and if so, how do I get one? If I get an agent, what happens next? What is “platform”? When I get a book deal, what will my editor/publisher do for me, and what do I do?

Overview: An explanation of the different levels of publishing; Corporate publisher vs. Indie publisher vs. academic vs. boutique imprint vs. self-publishing. b. Preparing queries and submissions materials.

i. Fiction

ii. Non-fiction

iii. Books for young readers

2. How to find and work with an agent and understanding publishing agreements.

3. Production & Marketing Process

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

010 GARDEN WRITING PHS NEW!
Joe Sapia, professional journalist
for 38 years
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, March 22, 29,
April 12, 19, 26, 5 sessions
$99

View your garden and yard through your words in essay form. This writing-intensive course has weekly take-home assignments, with the instructor returning critiqued papers. Assignments focus on our vegetables, flowers, yards – or afield, if you wish. Feel free to use the class to write a chapter a week of a dream project, work on getting published, keep a journal, or just have fun.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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011 WRITING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN PHS NEW!
Laurie Wallmark, author, MFA from Vermont
College of Fine Arts in writing for children
and young adults
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, March 20,
5 sessions (No class April 3)
$99

Learn how to write children’s books and increase your chances of getting published. You will learn about the many opportunities in writing children’s books, such as picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction. We will discuss: the craft of writing; hints for revising your manuscript; how to write a successful query letter; getting an agent and do you need one; should you publish traditionally or self-publish; how to avoid scams; tools for researching the market; the ins and outs of literary contracts and much more.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

012 INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING  PHS
Ian August, playwright
Thurs., 7:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 15, 8 sessions
(No class April 5)
$155

 

A course designed for beginner and intermediate writers who wish to create works intended for live audiences. Participants will learn structure, formatting, thematic integration, plot and character development, and discuss the role of the playwright as it relates to other theater professionals (directors, producers, actors, designers and technical staff). Students are expected to complete in-class and take-home assignments that will include the creation of monologues, dialogues, and scenes. By the end of this course, each participant will have crafted a ten-minute play and learned many of the skills needed to construct a full-length play.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

013 MEMOIR WRITING I PHS
Barry Putt Jr., award-winning screenwriter and playwright
Thurs., 6:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 5 sessions
(No class March 1)
$139

Write your memoir, discover your individual voice. You’ve got a tale that wants telling. How will you tell it? Join us as we explore the terrain of the creative memoir with in-class discussions and exercises as well as additional tools to help shape it.
NOTE: There is a $5 materials fee made payable to the instructor at the first class.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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014 JAMES (JIMMY) STEWART: AMERICA’S
SOLID CITIZEN OF THE CINEMA PHS NEW!
Bruce Lawton, motion picture
archivist-historian and film preservationist
Thurs., 6:30–9:30 pm, Feb. 15, 9 sessions
(No class April 5)
$159

 

“That’s the wonderful thing about movies. Because if you’re good, and God helps you, and you’re lucky enough to have a personality that comes across, then what you’re doing is, you’re giving people little… tiny… pieces of time....that they never forget.” - James Stewart to Peter Bogdanovich. As 2018 marks the 110th anniversary of James Maitland Stewart’s birth (not to mention the 90th anniversary of his enrollment at Princeton University), it seems appropriate to reflect and celebrate the formidable film acting of this enduring, beloved, down-to-earth, American original (who also became a distinguished and decorated hero of WWII early in his career.) It was during his five year stint at Princeton that he caught the acting bug, which led to a studio contract at MGM and eventual super-stardom through motion pictures. In this course, we’ll look at a representative cross section of Stewart’s films - both pre and post war - and consider his multiple collaborations with notable directors such as Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Mann in which Stewart consistently proved his talent, modulated his performances and plied his trade in a variety of roles and genres for over half a century. Please visit the class details page on our website for a complete listing of films to viewed.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

015 EXPLORING THE BEST INDEPENDENT FILMS OF THE
OF THE 1990s PHS NEW!
Ann Casano, adjunct professor of film studies
Tues., 6:30–9:30 pm, March 13, 6 sessions
(No class April 3)
$139


In 1994, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction hit theaters and forever changed the world of filmmaking. The independent film raked in over $200 million worldwide on just an $8 million budget. It proved to Hollywood producers that well-made, low-budget movies could be both artistic and profitable. The mega-commercial and critical success of Pulp Fiction launched the independent film genre of the 1990s and in its wake produced some of the most acclaimed modern directors working today. This class will explore six of the greatest independent films of the 90s, a decade many film scholars consider to be the best in cinema history. If you love to talk about and watch movies, this is the perfect class for you.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

016 THE VOICE OF ART PHS NEW!
Helen Schwartz, artist, art historian,
and journalist
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, March 13, 6 sessions
(No class April 3)
$109

 

The image has been used to shape public policy for thousands of years. We will look at art as a political tool from the days of Darius to the times of Trump. In the process we will examine the ways in which the medium has been able to affect the shape of the message—beginning with printmaking and the Protestant Reformation and concluding with the internet troll and current concerns. In the process we will look at art as both friend and enemy of prevailing powers with special attention to its role in Russia and Germany and its surprisingly powerful impact on life in the United States over the past century.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

017 “MUCH ADO” ABOUT SHAKESPEARE:
BIRTH OF THE MODERN
ROMANTIC COMEDY PHS NEW!
Denise Asfar: studio voice-over director;
theater critic;
amateur Shakespearean thespian
Tues., 6:00–9:30 pm, March 6, 20,
April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 6 sessions
$150

 

Arguably the most modern of Shakespeare’s comedies, “Much Ado about Nothing” prefigures its contemporary equivalent—the “rom-com” film—and may be considered the prototype of the “screwball comedy” that dominated the movies in the mid-twentieth century. In this course, we’ll explore this joyous jewel in depth, with in-class performances of the entire work, and discussing it in the context of Shakespeare’s time and our own. We’ll view the enchanting 1993 film rendition, featuring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, and Keanu Reeves, as well as excerpts from interpretations as wide-ranging as Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict and the 2012 re-telling of the story by award-winning film-maker Joss Whedon. There will be optional class trips to the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and to local Shakespeare productions.

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018 THEATRE IN 3-D (see note for location)
(includes two scripts*)
Paula T. Alekson,
Artistic Engagement Manager
at McCarter Theater
$155

Lectures: 7:30–9:00 pm, Wed., Jan. 17, 24,
Feb. 7, March 14, 28, May 9, 23,
7 sessions
Performances/Readings: Wed., Jan. 31,
Stones in His Pockets;
Thurs., March 22, Crowns; Wed., May 16, Turning Off the Morning News


Meaning in all written work is shaped by both the author ’s intention and what the reader brings to the text. Plays are unique in offering a third dimension of meaning: that created by the director, actors, and designers. This course will focus on the three plays offered this fall at McCarter Theatre. We will discuss each play and its meaning before each performance; see the play as a group, if you wish; and then explore what has been revealed by the production.

The plays to be included are: Irish dramatist Marie Jones’ Olivier Award-winning play Stones in His Pockets is a hilarious, rollicking, and ultimately poignant comedy set in a scenic village in County Kerry where an American movie is being filmed. Acclaimed British director Lindsay Posner leads two actors in dynamic tour de force portrayals of the film crew and all of the colorful townsfolk being utilized as extras. Crowns, adapted from the best-selling book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry of Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats, tells the inspirational coming-of-age story of a tough Brooklyn teenager sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina. Regina Taylor will direct the 15th anniversary revival of her joyous hi p-hop and gospel musical, which first premiered at McCarter in 2002. Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang’s Turning Off the Morning News will have its world premiere on the McCarter stage. The play is a dark comedic satire set in the suburbs and featuring two sets of neighbors—the newcomers in town and the family across the street who is peculiar at best, though more likely stark raving mad.

Tickets and Texts: Students should purchase their own copies of Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets published by Applause Books (2001; ISBN-13: 978-1557834720; ISBN-10: 1557834725); copies can be purchased at Labyrinth Books or online. Manuscript copies of Regina Taylor’s Crowns and Christopher Durang’s Turning Off the Morning News will be provided for students by the instructor. In addition, the students will purchase discounted tickets for Stones in His Pockets, Crowns, and Turning Off the Morning News during the introductory class. These tickets will be priced at $35 per play. (Each student may purchase one additional ticket for the same performances at the same price.) Students who already have reserved tickets for these plays may exchange them if they wish.

NOTE: This class will meet in the President’s Lounge Board Room on the lower level of McCarter’s Matthews Theater.  It is accessed through the 91 University Place Administrative Services entrance. *Copy costs for the second and third plays are included in the cost of the course.

 

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019 MUSIC AND THE CULTURE OF THE EARLY BAROQUE PHS  NEW!

Lewis Baratz, host of the syndicated radio show, Well-Tempered Baroque  

Tues., 7:30–9:30 pm, March 20, 4 sessions
(No class April 3)
$69

This course explores Early Baroque, the transition from Renaissance music to newer ways to compose, play and listen to music. What was being composed and played before Bach? Come and find out.

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020 ITALIAN FOR OPERA-LOVERS: ROSSINI’S SEMIRAMIDE,
QU EEN OF OPERA SERIA PHS NEW!
Denise DeNezzo-Asfar: co-translator, “Musiques Cubaines”; $160
Contributor, Metropolitan Opera Quiz
Thurs., 6:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 22, April 12, 19, May 3, 7 sessions

“Semiramide,” considered the most beautiful opera seria (“serious opera”), depicts the legend of the Babylonian queen who—having murdered her husband—lusts after her long-lost son, appointed to avenge his father’s death. In this class, we’ll study the libretto and music, exploring features of the bel canto (“beautiful singing”) style associated with opera seria, view the Metropolitan Opera’s 1990 video-recording, and listen to historical audio-recordings. Bilingual (Italian-English) texts will enable advanced students to further their Italian-reading skills, while providing beginners with authentic contexts for basic language practice. We’ll develop oral skills for back-stage conversations with a favorite diva. There’s an optional trip to the Met’s rarely performed revival.

TEXT: All required texts, including bilingual (Italian-English) libretto, will be supplied by the instructor. Recommended: Gioachino Rossini, Semiramide [Deutsche Grammophon: 4/12/1994: 3 CDs with libretto, Ion Marin conducting]; Living Language Italian, Complete Edition: Beginner through Advanced Course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs (Living Language, 2011); Collins
Italian Gem Dictionary 9th Edition (Harper Collins, 2012).

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021 MONOTYPE PRINTING PHS NEW!
Janet Hautau, award-winning art director and graphic designer
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 13, 6 sessions
$ 120

 

Printmaking is a fine art process that allows the artist to produce multiple copies of an original image, often with surprising results that stimulate the imagination. Monotype is a creative medium that yields a “one of kind” print. You create a textured image with ink or paint onto a surface plate and transfer the image onto paper.

Materials needed: thin cardboard (32″ × 40″ chipboard) can be cut into small pieces at class, set of acrylic paints 8″ × 10″, printmaking pad 9″ × 12″; tracing paper pad, size 10 paintbrush, HB pencil, scissors, 1″ wide masking tape, 4″ brayer, 10 paper plates, 6 11″ × 14″ sheets of aluminum. Materials can be bought at Jerry’s Artarama in Lawrenceville.


 

 

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022 MIXED MEDIA: PEN & INK LINE DRAWING
WITH WATERCOLOR PHS  

Janet Hautau, award-winning art director
and graphic designer

Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 15, 8 sessions
(No class April 5)
$155

 

Create a combination of linearity and color. The line defines, the color brings emphasis: the line and the color reinforce each other.   Class will emphasize inspiration and improvisation, delicacy of touch and the interplay of the two mediums.

NOTE: Limited to 8 students. Students should bring: 2 MICRON pens, fine and medium, 1 SABER PASTEL brush pen, 1 small brush, set of watercolors, suggested LUCAS AQUARELL, set of RASSINE water color pencils, water color paper, 1 HB pencil.

 

 

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023 WATERCOLOR PAINTING PHS
Teresa Prashad, award-winning painter
and textile artist
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 7 sessions
$140

 

This course will provide individual guidance in painting styles and techniques.

NOTE: For the first class, students should bring a drawing board, a box of watercolor tubes, a palette for mixing colors, and tape to secure paper to the board. Please bring good quality watercolor brushes or plan to buy them from the instructor on the first day of class. Watercolor brushes: #2, 6, 8, and half inch flat brush, a small board to mount the paper, 140 lbs 9″ × 12″ watercolor pad, watercolors. A list of additional supplies will be handed out at the first class.

 

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024 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY PHS
Linda Baker, calligrapher and teacher
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 5 sessions
$89

Throw away the rule book and try modern calligraphy. This class will teach the use of the pointed pen with ink and gouache. You will learn how to handle the pointed pen before learning a basic alphabet based on cursive handwriting. There will be an overview of materials and techniques for producing letters that dance across the page (or envelope)!

NOTE: There is a materials fee of $30 payable to teacher at the first class. Students should bring a jar for water, a 12-inch ruler, a cheap small paint brush for mixing color and small pieces of scrap paper (any colors).

 

 

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025 ACRYLIC PAINTING PHS
José Anico, painter, sculptor, and teacher
Tues., 7:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 13, 8 sessions
(No class April 3)
$140

 

Durable and easily adapted to various projects, acrylic paint is a versatile medium. This course will provide instruction and individual guidance in painting styles and techniques to take your creativity to a new level. Learn about color in both theory and practice, and the basics of composition, tone, and value. Create paintings based on what interests you (floral, still life, land or seascapes), working at your own pace. (See following page for materials.)

Materials: Paint brushes for acrylic paint, at least three in different sizes; Acrylic paints (37 ml or larger): cadmium yellow, titanium white, blue cyan, red magenta, raw umber, ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, olive green; Gesso (500 ml); Acrylic medium (500 ml); Drawing paper (18″ × 24″, 90-lbs weight or more); Vine charcoal (medium); Drawing board or ⅛″-thick plywood board (23″ × 31″). They can be purchased in-store or online at Jerry’s Artarama, Michael’s, Utrecht, as well as online at www.aswexpress.com, among others.

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026 ACRYLIC PAINTING—CONTINUING/INTERMEDIATE PHS
José Anico, painter, sculptor, and teacher
Thurs., 7:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 15, 8 sessions
(No class April 5)
$140

 

This course is for beginners who have taken ACRYLIC PAINTING (above), or for students with some other experience in painting with acrylics. Instruction and individual guidance in painting styles and techniques will be provided. Topics will include composition, tone, and value, and the use of color. Students will work at their own pace, and create paintings based on what interests them (floral, still life, land or seascapes).

Materials: Paint brushes for acrylic paint, at least three in different sizes; Acrylic paints (37 ml or larger): cadmium yellow, titanium white, blue cyan, red magenta, raw umber, ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, olive green; Gesso (500 ml); Acrylic medium (500 ml); Drawing paper (18″ × 24″, 90-lbs weight or more); Vine charcoal (medium); Drawing board or ⅛″-thick plywood board (23″ × 31″). They can be purchased in-store or online at Jerry’s Artarama, Michael’s, Utrecht, as well as online at www.aswexpress.com, among others.

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027 DISCOVER THE POWER OF DRAWING: WAYS TO
UNDERSTAND WHAT WE SEE,
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHS
Nancy C. Zamboni, experienced college drawing teacher, BFA, MFA
Tues., 7:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
(No class April 3)
$165

 

Drawing is a lifelong learning process. In this course, participants are introduced to new ways of approaching some of the main aspects of drawing. Topics include use of line and shape, ways of developing perception, strategies for checking proportion, approaches to establishing value relationships, and a brief introduction to the figure. Based partly on the basic drawing course at Yale, Nancy Zamboni has modified her class during years of teaching to students of all levels. If you are just beginning your journey or looking to deepen or strengthen your skills, this is your opportunity.

Materials: Bring an ebony or 2B pencil, 11″ × 14″ acid-free sketch pad and an eraser. Total materials and model fees will be about $20, payable to the instructor at the first class.

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 028 UPHOLSTERY: WORKSHOPS PCV
Céline Guillemot, upholsterer with “Traditional Chair
Upholstery Certificate” from France
$200
Wed. 10:00 am–12:30 pm, Feb. 7, 10 sessions
(No class March 28, April 4)

 

By learning the traditional upholstery process, you’ll give a second chance to your chairs, avoid waste and your old and unusable chair will become yours again. You’ll be getting a chair custom made just for your style...It requires many stages, with different materials (jute webbing, springs (or not, depending on the chair), burlap, horse hair, muslin, cord, string, batting), and tools (magnetic hammer, stretcher, upholstery needles...). The style of chair or stool makes the difference between an easier or more difficult project. The methods are similar, but takes more time and more steps on an elaborate chair.

For BEGINNER STUDENTS: Bring a stool, bench or a classic chair, without back, the most straight and flat as possible. The wood always needs to be visible...perfect to learn each stages of traditional upholstery.

For INTERMEDIATE or ADVANCED STUDENTS: You must have taken prior class or have permission from instructor. You can bring a chair with visible wood, but now you’re ready to work on different forms (curved seats, with back attached or detached, always avoid buttoned chairs), to learn new steps to redo. Send a picture of your piece to the instructor if you have questions: lounge.  chezcel@gmail.com.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES: Each student should email the instructor lounge.chezcel@gmail.com prior to signing up to estimate the cost of these items for your project. You will need to have your own tools, a kit is around $150 plus it may cost up to $200 for supplies, fabric and trimming such as such as burlap, twine, webbing, muslin, cotton batting and horse hair to complete a traditional chair.

Princeton Community Village, turn right off of Bunn Drive at Karl Light Boulevard, Princeton Community Village. Follow road to Sassafrass on right. Clubhouse will be ahead on left.

029 INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET PHS
Anastasia Popova, accomplished crochet
designer with works published
in numerous books
Section A: Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm,
Feb. 13, 4 sessions $79
Section B: Thurs., 7:15–9:15 pm,
March 8, 4 sessions
Please indicate section for which
you are registering.

Yes, you can! You will be able to make a variety of projects such as a gift card cozy, hand-warmers and a hat. In this beginner class, students will learn everything they need to know in order to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. Students will learn how to hold the crochet hook, the importance of gauge, to determine what hook goes with what yarn, as well as how to read crochet
patterns and identify the information on the yarn packaging. Students will become proficient with all of the main stitches.

NOTE: Materials for the first class will be provided. A list of materials for future classes will be provided in class.

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030 FIRST CROCHET CARDIGAN PHS
Anastasia Popova, accomplished crochet
designer with works published
in numerous books
Thurs., 6:00–7:00 pm, Feb. 15,
6 sessions (No class March 1)
$60

It’s time. You’re ready to make your first crochet garment, and this is the perfect pattern to start you off. The lacy shell pattern is light and airy for in between seasons and a quick project, too. We will start by making a swatch gauge and exploring ways to make sure that gauge is on track to a perfect fit. Then you will make the cardigan’s pieces: two fronts, back, and sleeves. To finish, you will learn
how to block and assemble your cardigan.

Skill level: Beginner (know how to chain and double crochet)

Materials needed: Worsted weight yarn, (the sample is made using Berroco Vintage), 4–7 skeins depending on the size.

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031 TUNISIAN CROCHET
Anastasia Popova,
accomplished crochet designer with works
published in numerous books,
Thurs., 6:00–8:30 pm, April 19, 2 sessions
$50

Also called “afghan crochet,” Tunisian crochet is a highly sought-after technique which blends knitting and crocheting. It creates a beautiful fabric that looks almost woven, and is the perfect class for a crocheter to get started on knitting or a knitter to pick up crochet. In this class, you will learn a variety of stitches to make a sampler scarf.

Skill level: Beginner crochet OR knitting skills

Materials needed: Worsted weight yarn and 6.00 mm Tunisian crochet hook.

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032 CROCHETING BEYOND THE BASICS
Anastasia Popova,
accomplished crochet designer with works
published in numerous books,
Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, March 20
5 sessions (No class April 3)
$99

Yes, You’re Doing It! This class builds upon the skills learned in the Intro to Crocheting class. In this class, you will work on 3 or 4 projects of your choosing from the course book or patterns of your choosing. You will use the skills you have previously learned as well as utilize new skills as required, such as chainless foundation, adjustable ring, post stitches, crochet cables, Tunisian crochet, crochet lace, etc. You can take this class over multiple times as you improve your skills and master new techniques. To make the most out of this class, some homework will be of help.

NOTE: Materials: 101 One-Skein Crochet Wonders book, yarn and crochet hooks necessary for selected patterns.

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033 LEARN TO KNIT
Susan Ashmore,
fearless knitter who has led many
through their first knitted piece.
Tues., 6:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 13,
3 sessions
 
$90

Learn all the basic techniques . . . casting on, knit and purl stitches, binding off, picking up dropped stitches, weaving in ends. You’ll also learn about choosing yarn and needles, how to read a pattern, and Internet resources. We’ll practice on a few introductory projects, such as fingerless gloves, a cowl, and a hat.

Skill level: No knitting experience or skills are needed; this is a class for true beginners.

Materials needed: There is a fee of $17 for the first project payable to instructor. Contact teacher with any questions: Stashmore@gmail.com or (609) 203-5830.

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034 KNITTING 2: KNITTING IN THE ROUND WORKSHOP NEW!
Susan Ashmore, fearless knitter who has
led many through their first knitted piece
Tues., 6:30–9:00 pm, March 6,
3 sessions
$90

Knitting in the round is the gateway skill to hats, mittens, socks, cowls, and sweaters. In this class, you will learn how to knit with double pointed needles, magic loop, and 2 circular needles. Students should know how to cast on, knit, and purl. Please note that there will be homework between classes.

Skill level: Basic knitting experience or skills needed. This class is intended for knitters who have completed the Learn to Knit Class, who haven’t knit in a while, or who are interested in acquiring new skills.

Materials needed: Contact instructor before first class for list of supplies: pattern, yarn, and needles. Stashmore@gmail.com or (609) 203-5830.

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035 KNITTING 3: COLORS: THE MORE THE MERRIER NEW!
Susan Ashmore, fearless knitter who has
led many through their first knitted piece
Tues., 6:30–9:00 pm, April 10, 2 sessions

$60

You’ll be inspired to create outside the box when you learn how to blend your own colors by mixing weights and fibers. Students will experiment and play with yarns and find uses for your odds and ends. We will explore a variety of techniques including gradual shading, stranded knitting, and intarsia.

Skill level: Basic knitting experience or skills needed. This class is intended for knitters who have completed the learn to Knit course, who haven’t knit in a while, or who are interested in acquiring new skills.

Materials Needed: A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (not required— but recommended). an array of colorful scrap yarn for swatching (all kinds of yarn weights and fibers). Various needle sizes. A notebook and pen or pencil for taking notes. Contact teacher with any questions: Stashmore@gmail.com or (609) 203-5830.

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036 SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YARNIES NEW!
Susan Ashmore, fearless knitter who has
led many through their first knitted piece

Tues., 6:30–9:00 pm, March 27
1 session
$30

Are you on Ravelry? This free website is one of the best resources available for knitters and crocheters. It is a social network where you can find patterns for your stash yarn, explore projects, and get advice from other knitters. This class will show you how to use Ravelry to your best advantage. We will learn to use the pattern browser, navigate the groups and forums, find friends on Ravelry, post projects with details and pictures, and so much more. If you have ever felt overwhelmed by this website, this is a great class for you.

Skills needed: Knitters and crocheters interested in finding patterns and inspiration online.

Materials needed: Bring your laptop, iPad, or tablet, and paper/pencil if you want to take any notes. if possible, go to www.Ravelry.com and sign up for a free account before you come to class. Contact teacher with any questions: Stashmore@gmail.com or (609) 203-5830

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037 PLANTING A COTTAGE GARDEN NEW!

Janet Sheppard/Kelly Thompson

Thurs., April 19, 6:00–7:30 pm, 4 sessions

$89

 

This class will cover all of the elements of cottage garden design, including location, exposure, maintenance and individual garden needs. We will also discuss soil quality views, scale, drainage and cost-effective ways to plan while factoring in individual budgets, and the best places to find materials. We will conclude with a hands-on demonstration in which students will create their own 10 inch container gardens.

Note: Please visit our class details page for a complete week by week syllabus.

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038 LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE PLANTS

Judith Robinson, Chair of the West

Central Jersey Chapter of the native

Plant Society of NJ

Thurs., March 8, 7:00–8:30 pm

6 sessions (no class April 5)

$75

 

 

Learn how to transform your property into a garden that is beautiful, supports our pollinators, and requires less maintenance by using choices of native flowers, bushes, ground covers, and trees. This course will cover: soil identification and needs; designing a plan for your garden; local resources for plants; pollinator identification; gardening without using harmful pesticides and herbicides. Turn lawns from monocultures into lovely rich vistas of growth full of diversity.

NOTE: There is a $5.00 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

 

 

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039 WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE FLOWERS

YOU BOUGHT AT THE SUPERMARKET

(includes all material fees) PHS

Antonietta Branham, floral designer 

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, March 22, 29,

April 12, 19, 26, 5 sessions

$185

 

This course is the hands-on answer to what we do with the bunch of flowers we buy at the supermarket (or the flowers brought by a guest). It will address tall arrangements for the hallway and low arrangements for the dining table, a floral centerpiece suitable for a special party event or for no special reason at all. The class will receive instruction on the color and type of flower selection appropriate for the occasion. Flowers will be provided and each week students will leave with their own arrangement to enjoy at home. This course will be flexible in content so that student interests and needs can be addressed. Limited enrollment.

NOTE: Students will need to bring flower shears to each class.

 

 

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040 IKEBANA FLORAL ARRANGING PHS

Doris Lin, certified Ikebana artist and teacher

Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, March 1, 8 sessions

(no class March 15 and April 5)  $125

 

 

 

Open to all levels of experience, this course will teach students how to create beautiful floral arrangements in the Ikenobo-school style of Ikebana, the oldest school of Japanese floral arrangement. This course will involve hands-on learning of the techniques and structure used in several different styles of arrangement, and will also cover basic spiritual concepts behind the arrangements. Students will complete an arrangement in each class. For those students who wish to advance their level, a Certificate of Completion from the Ikenobo School of Kyoto, Japan, will be granted for an additional fee.

NOTE: Students will need their own scissors/flower cutter ($30), vase/container ($50 and up), and a pin frog/kenzan ($25), all of which may be purchased from the instructor. Floral materials will be provided by the instructor for $100, payable to the instructor at the first class. Total materials cost can be $200 and up.

 

 

 

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041 SPRING WILDFLOWERS AND FIELD TRIPS PHS

Elizabeth Horn has studied wildflowers in many parts of New Jersey

Lecture: Tues., 8:00–9:00 pm, March 27

Field Trips: Sat., 10:00 am, April 7, 21, May 5, 26

6:30–9:00 pm, Nov. 28, 2 sessions $70

 

This course on locating and identifying wildflowers will cover botanical terms, classifications and taxonomy, and adaptations and specializations of flower forms. It will include a discussion of field guides. Field trips of approximately 2 1/2 hours will introduce students to such local preserve areas as the Herrontown Woods, the Institute Woods, Stony Brook-Millstone Nature Preserve and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

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042 ORCHID GROWING PHS 

Roz Greenberg, repeat Philadelphia flower

winner and award-winning orchid grower

Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, April 10,

2 sessions $45

 

Take the mystery away from growing orchids. You will learn about pests and diseases and which chemicals to safely use. How to water, fertilize and care for these wonderful, ancient jewels of the plant world will be covered.

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043 WEAVING GOOD TIMES TOGETHER S PHS   NEW! 

Judith Mary May, NJ folk artist specializing

in South Jersey basket-making each section

Thurs., 6:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 22, 5 sessions

$99 Each Section

 

Pickin’ Basket, the design for this basket is indigenous to our area. The original basket was made by basket maker Mickie Archer whose family came from Archertown, New Jersey. One of the Archers relocated to live in Forked River NJ, where I also live. This great basket brings new skills, shaping, continuous weave, and 8 over 8 base construction.

Two baskets – Two Sizes - you’re Making Both!! This basket shape is handed down from the Shakers. They come in two different sizes: an 8-inch and a 10- inch basket, woven over molds. The construction is simple, the basket lines are simple and you’ll simply enjoy making both baskets.

NOTE: Material $115 payable to instructor on the first night of class. Includes material, use of tools and molds needed to make each basket.

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044 HANDMADE CARDS – 101 PHS NEW!

Alicia Vincelette, teacher of card making for over twenty years

 Tues., 6:30–9:00 pm, March 20, 1 session

$35

Transforming paper to art! Students will learn the fundamentals of greeting card making techniques including inks, dry embossing, layering, folds, embellishments, stamps, punches and more. Each student will complete 2 to 3 cards.

NOTE: There is a $3 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.

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046 HANDMADE CARDS – 201 PHS  NEW!
Alicia Vincelette, teacher of card making for over twenty years 

Tues., 6:30–9:00 pm, April 10, 1 session

$35

Transform paper to art! Students in this class will learn more advanced greeting card making techniques including advanced folds, wet embossing, elemental shape punching, rubber stamp masking as well as the how-tos of interactive and multi-fold cards. Each student will complete 2 to 3 cards.

NOTE: There is a $3 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.

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046 DIY WITH MARIAN BOLUM—

MIX IT, MAKE ANd TAKE IT HOME!

“BUZZIN BEE” PRODUCTS

(includes all material fees) PHS

Marian Bolum, owner, Farm to Jars

Tues., 6:30–9:00 pm, March 6, 1 session 

$55

We’re going to be “busy as bees” and learn some facts about honeybees, while making lip balm, hard hand lotion bars, and honey cream taffy. Join us and learn why it’s important to protect our honeybees while learning how to use make products that you can enjoy without having an apiary in your backyard.

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047 BEAD WEAVING PHS NEW!

Janet Palumbo’s jewelry designs have

been published in BEADWORK Magazine

Tues., 7:00–9:30 pm, March 6, 3 sessions

$75

All new designs for Spring 2018! Using the tools and materials provided, each student will complete three finished pieces of beaded jewelry, such as earrings, bracelets, or necklaces, while learning different off-loom bead weaving stitches (herringbone, peyote, netting, right-angle weave, etc.). Topics will include: tools, materials, and resources; bead colors and finishes; attaching jewelry findings; understanding beading patterns and terminology; and making creative decisions. Class is suitable for beginner and intermediate beaders.

NOTE: The charge for materials is $40, payable to the instructor at the first class. Students should bring eyeglasses (or a magnifier), if needed to work with small beads. A task light or book light is highly recommended

Princeton High School

151 Moore St

Princeton NJ 08540

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048  BEAD CROCHET INNOVATION PHS NEW!
Janet Palumbo and Reem Iversen, their beaded
jewelry 
designs have been published
in BEADWORK Magazine
Tues., 7:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 13, 3 sessions

$75

All new bead crochet course for Spring 2018! Using a crochet hook, with an array of crystals and other beads, students will create a free-form necklace made from crocheted wire! Each necklace will be a unique expression! Students will also learn tubular bead crochet to create a crystal bangle. Topics include: creative decisions, tools, materials, and resources; bead colors and finishes; understanding bead crochet rope stitch and flat crochet with wire, patterns, and terminology. This class is suitable for beginners, and those with previous experience in crochet and/or bead weaving.

NOTE: The charge for materials is $40, payable to the instructor at the first class. Students should bring eyeglasses (or a magnifier), if needed to work with small beads. A task light or book light is highly recommended.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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049 COUNTRY LINE DANCING SP

Harry Westervelt and Gail Young-Leach,

professionally trained Country Line Dance instructors

Mon., 7:30–9:00 pm, April 9, 8 sessions 

$105

No dance experience, two left feet? No Problem!!! You will be able to get on the dance floor at any country dance hall at the completion of our classes. We start with basic line dances and work our way up to beginner plus dances. Every week we teach a new dance and review dances from the previous week. It is highly suggested that you try not to miss any dance classes. We’ll also give you tips about “survival” on the dance floor.

NOTE: Please wear leather-soled shoes. NO sneakers please! And bring a bottle of water.

Suzanne Patterson Center, Princeton Monument Hall. Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

050 ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS
Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu,
teachers and
artists-in-residence at Viva Tango
Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 8 sessions
$119

In this course, participants will learn the fundamentals of Argentine tango, the way it is danced socially in Argentina and around the world. Students will also explore the history of tango and its various musical forms. No partner or previous dance experience required. Students should bring comfortable shoes to class.

Suzanne Patterson Center, Princeton Monument Hall. Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

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051 CARDIOBALLET
Erika Mero, Princeton Ballet School alumna
and current instructor

Section A: 12:30–1:15 pm, Tues., Jan. 23, 8 sessions

Section B: 12:30–1:15 pm, Thurs., Jan. 25, 8 sessions

$100

Princeton Adult School is partnering with another long-time Princeton institution, Princeton Ballet School, to offer CardioBallet, a 45 minute exercise class using elements of the ballet barre to build a good workout session. The class is geared to the non-dancer, but uses these exercises because they have a proven record of strengthening and toning the core muscles and the legs. Abdominal work and other additional exercises help reinforce core strength and tone arms. Balance is also emphasized through easy aerobic work. No prior knowledge of ballet needed! Just come enjoy the movement, and the music, which ranges from pop to classical.

NOTE: Loose-fitting or spandex clothing recommended which will allow you to move. A cushiony exercise mat is also recommended. Class is held at Princeton Ballet School, 301 n. Harrison St., Princeton (2nd floor at Harrison Street end of McCaffrey’s).

Class is held at Princeton Ballet School, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton (2nd floor at Harrison Street end of McCaffrey’s).

052 BALLET 101 (see note for location)  

Adam Sterr, Princeton Ballet School instructor 

Mattia Pallozzi, Princeton Ballet School instructor

Section A: 11:45 am–1:00 pm, Mon., Jan. 22, 8 sessions (Adam)

Section B: 11:00 am–12:15 pm, Wed., Jan. 24, 8 sessions (Adam)

Section C: 7:45–9:00 pm, Thurs., Jan. 25, 8 sessions (Mattia)
8 sessions (Erika)
Section B: 11:00 am–12:15 pm, Wed., Oct. 11,
8 sessions (Erika)
Section D: 7:45–9:00 pm, Thurs., Oct. 12,
8 sessions (Talin) (No class Nov. 23) 

$140

Come experience the joy of dance! Ballet 101 is for the total beginner, or for those returning to the study of ballet after many years. All classes feature live piano accompaniment, and are held in the state of the art Princeton Ballet School studios. Dance educator Erika Mero leads a lively and encouraging lunch hour class to help you get in shape and appreciate this classic art form.

NOTE: See course 051 for location and appropriate clothing.

Class is held at Princeton Ballet School, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton (2nd floor at Harrison Street end of McCaffrey’s).

053 BETTER THAN ZUMBA FITNESS DANCING SP    $130
Jaime Stover Schmitt, Ed.D., C.M.A. ERYT 500, C-IAY T,
yoga instructor
Tues., 6:00–7:15 pm, Feb. 13,

10 sessions (no class April 3, 17)

Easy-to-learn steps designed to improve your functional fitness including: aerobic conditioning, coordination, agility, strength and flexibility are all rolled into this playful movement experience set to diverse musical selections that make you want to dance! Get your steps in while having fun! Adaptable to all fitness levels.

NOTE: Wear loose, non-binding clothing, soft-soled shoes, grip socks, or sneakers. Bring water!

Suzanne Patterson Center, Princeton Monument Hall. Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

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054 DANCE FITNESS (see note for location)
Fred Astaire Dance Instructors
Section A: Mon., 8:15–8:55 pm, Jan. 8, 8 sessions

Section B: Tues., 1:30–2:10 pm, Jan. 9, 8 sessions

Section C: Mon., 8:15–8:55 pm, March 5, 8 sessions

Section D: Wed., 1:30–2:10 pm, March 7, 8 sessions 

$120

Dance Fitness classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton are a great way to get in a fun cardio workout while learning Latin dance steps! Exercise, stretch and strengthen while dancing to salsa, cha cha, swing, merengue, samba & more!

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St. Suite 10E Princeton, NJ. (next to Princeton Mattress) Phone:
609-921-8881; email: princeton@fredastaire.com.

055 ADULT BEGINNING BALLROOM (see note for location)

Fred Astaire Dance Instructors

Section A: Wed., 1:30–2:10 pm, Jan. 10, 8 sessions

Section B: Wed., 7:30–8:10 pm, Jan. 10, 8 sessions

Section C: Mon., 7:30–8:10 pm, March 5, 8 sessions

Section D: Tues., 1:30–2:10 pm, March 6, 8 sessions

$120

 

Adult Beginner Ballroom group classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton introduce students to the basic elements and step patterns of popular social dances. Singles and couples welcome. No experience necessary.

Classes meet at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St. Suite 10E Princeton, NJ. (next to Princeton Mattress) Phone: 609-921-8881; email: princeton@fredastaire.com.

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056 BEGINNER NIGHT CLUB DANCE CLASS:
SALSA, MERENGUE, HUSTLE  

Fred Astaire Dance Instructors

Section a: Mon., 7:30–8:10 pm, Jan. 8, 8 sessions

Section B: Wed., 7:30–8:10 pm, March 7, 8 sessions

$120

Beginner Night Club Dance lessons at Fred Astaire of Princeton introduces students to the basic elements of a mix of popular club social dances such as salsa, merengue, and hustle. No partner or experience necessary.

Classes meet at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St. Suite 10E Princeton, NJ. (next to Princeton Mattress) Phone: 609-921-8881; email: princeton@fredastaire.com.

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058 AN INTRODUCTION TO MINDFUL EATING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT PHS  NEW! 

Dr. Joseph Wieliczko, licensed Psychologist

Thurs., April 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, 4 sessions 

$65

What is mindful eating? In this 4 session course you will learn what mindful eating is, how to practice it on a daily basis. Emphasis will be on basic mindful eating skills, how to slowdown the eating process, cope with cravings and the difference between genuine and false hunger cues. You will learn the eight types of hunger and how stress impacts your relationship to food. Mindfulness and how it can reduce daily stress and positively impact your relationship to food will be explained. Participants will learn how to meditate and be given class notes and homework suggestions. Visit www. mindful4life.com for information.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

059 GAIN THE UPPER HAND USING ASTROLOGY PART 1 PHS

Debe DeStefano, astrologer 

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 4 sessions

$59

“Millionaires don’t use astrology, billionaires do,” is attributed to J. Pierpont Morgan. Astrology is much more than what you read on the back-page news. It is a valuable tool to help you better understand yourself—what really makes you tick, your strengths and weaknesses and your soul’s developmental patterns. In this class you will learn the basics of a casted birth chart: the meanings of the houses, signs, planets, aspects and more. Your birth chart is unique—your own personal blue print. Needed no later than one week prior to the first class: your name, date, time and place of birth. Please send your birth data to aquamoonastrology@gmail.com.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

060 GAIN THE UPPER HAND USING ASTROLOGY PART II,

Debe DeStefano, astrologer 

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, March 22,

4 sessions (no class april 5)

$59

A continuation of Part I for students who attended Gain the Upper Hand Using Astrology Part I or new students who are familiar with the natural wheel and would like to delve deeper. Aspect and chart patterns and basic interpretation techniques will be covered. If I don’t have your chart info, please email me (aquamoonastrology@gmail.com) your date, time, and place of birth no later than one (1) week before the first class.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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061 VITALITY, BALANCE AND RESILIENCE—

INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY MEDICINE PHS NEW!

Alla Rosina, EEM-AP, LMT, CYT, Advanced Eden Energy

Medicine Practitioner $35

Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 1 session

Eden Energy Medicine is a powerful healing system that focuses on balancing the energy fields of the body to improve every aspect of our physical and emotional lives. Energy Medicine gives us easy-to-use tools for cultivating vibrant health as our natural state of being. In this class you will learn a set of simple but powerful techniques (5 minute Daily Energy Routine), that will help you to release stress, boost your resilience and vitality, strengthen your immune system, balance your emotional state, achieve mental clarity, and create a profound sense of well-being. Each participant will receive a handout of presented techniques.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

062 WHAT STRESS? WHAT HEADACHE? PHS

Alla Rosina, EEM-ALP, LMT, CYT, Advanced Eden Energy

Medicine Practitioner  $40

Thurs, 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 22, 1 session

 

The effects of stress weaken our immune systems, create emotional and psychological symptoms that interfere with our ability to enjoy life, and can lead to many physical disorders. There are many reasons for headaches, but we never experience a headache when we feel relaxed and delighted in our lives. We experience headaches when we are stressed, off balance, and feeling overwhelmed. In this class you will learn simple but powerful techniques that will help you to release stress, and alleviate the conditions created by stress overload—headaches, anxiety, worry, muscle tension, pain, insomnia, so you can return to the place of balance and health.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

063 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS JW

Susanna DeRosa, T’ai Chi instructor in the Princeton area since 1976 

Tues., 7:45–8:45 pm, Feb. 13, 4 sessions $69

Peace is a natural state of being when we learn to quiet the mind, calm the emotions and relax the body. In this class we will explore inner movements and freedom as we awaken the spirit through various techniques including breathing, observation, and visualization. We have access to great inner resources as we tap into the true self which is always with us but often overlooked.

John Witherspoon Middle School

217 Walnut Lane

From Guyot Avenue, use back entrance from driveway for music classes. Use entrance across from teacher’s parking lot for other classes.

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064 MEDITATION: PEACE, BEAUTY, INSIGHT,

AND STRENGTH (see note for location) NEW!

Jayadeva, E-RYT500, founder and director of Princeton IYCC 

Ryan Coulter, RYT500, hatha yoga and meditation teacher

Please indicate section for which you are registering.

(see note for location) $80 each section

Section A: Mon., 10:00–11:00 am,
March 12, 5 sessions, (Jayadeva)

Section B: Mon., 7:15–8:15 pm,
March 12, 5 sessions, (Ryan Coulter)

Section C: Sat., 10:00–11:00 am,
March 10, 5 sessions, (Ryan Coulter)


In this course, you will experience and come to understand the purpose and wide range of benefits of meditation. While learning about and experiencing several meditation techniques, you will also receive special tips to help you create your own steady, rewarding meditation practice.

NOTE: Please dress comfortably and bring a cushion or blanket to sit upon (chairs will also be available for those who would like them). Classes will be held at the integral yoga Community Center which is located in the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 n. Harrison St Building a, Suite 1e.

Classes will be held at the integral yoga Community Center which is located in the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 n. Harrison St Building a, Suite 1E.

065 REIKI I IN 1 DAY SP
Missy Oleaga, LMT therapeutic massage, energy and acupressure therapist

$125

Sat., 8:30 am–4:30 pm, March 24, 1 session

Reiki I is the first class in the Usui Reiki curriculum. Upon completion of this day-long workshop each student will have a basic knowledge of Reiki history, understand fundamental Reiki procedures, and experience giving and receiving Reiki through hands-on application in an open and relaxed atmosphere. The course will also introduce various therapeutic applications, the hand positions for treating the self and others, and professional Reiki ethics. Students will participate in an attunement ceremony, which allows the student to access the Reiki energy. Upon completion, the student will participate in hands-on practice with other students. Each student will receive a handbook and a certificate upon completion.

Materials fee of $17 payable to the instructor at the class. Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage with you as we will break for lunch.

Suzanne Patterson Center, Princeton Monument Hall. Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

066 ACUPRESSURE: YOUR HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS DH
Missy Oleaga, LMT therapeutic massage, energy and acupressure therapist

$55
Sun., 1:00–5:00 pm, april 22, 1 session

This four hour class teaches you the extraordinary healing gifts of Acupressure that you can apply to yourself and friends and family to enhance health, body awareness, and well-being. You will learn a powerful balancing formula for managing stress and calming the mind and spirit.

NOTE: There is a $7 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.

Dorothea's House

120 John St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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070 PURE BARRE NEW! (see note for location)

Susanna Jacqui Arce-Quinton, owner at Pure Barre

 Thurs., 7:00–7:50 pm, Feb. 15, 8 sessions

$150

Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. In just 50 minutes achieve a full-body workout designed to target and tone the areas of the body women struggle with most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms. The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each isometric strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching session in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up!

NOTE: Class meets at Pure Barre. 31 Hulfish Street, Princeton. (second floor above Mediterra restaurant)

NOTE: Class meets at Pure Barre. 31 Hulfish Street, Princeton. (second floor above Mediterra restaurant)

071 STRETCH, BALANCE, STRENGTHEN! JW
Arthur Co, creator of all-in-one training class $100

Thurs., 6:00–7:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions (no class april 5)

Have you searched for a fitness program that covers these necessary fundamentals of working for a fitter, healthier you? Arthur Co has created a dynamic stretching, muscle training, cardio working, and balancing program that is also eco-friendly since you will be building strength from the inside out with no equipment necessary. Learn these techniques in a unique sixty minute class.

John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane.

072 T’AI CHI CH’UAN JW

Susanna DeRosa, T’ai Chi instructor in the Princeton area since 1976 $130

Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 13, 8 sessions (no class April 3 )

Calm awareness and inner tranquility will richly reward dedicated students of this ancient Chinese art of movement. Based on Taoism, Tai Chi (also known as T’ai Chi, Taiji, T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Taijiquan) is a health exercise, martial art and moving meditation which offers innumerable benefits to practitioners. Students who practice regularly find they become happier and healthier while developing improved focus, discipline and mind/body unity.

NOTE: Please wear athletic clothing and athletic shoes. Course will meet at Israeli Krav Maga, 860 Highway 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505. For additional information, please call (609) 585-6242.

073 KRAV MAGA: SELF-DEFENSE FUNDAMENTALS (see note for location) JW

David Kahn, US Chief instructor, and staff 

Wed., 6:30–7:45 pm, March 7, 4 sessions

$85

This course will introduce the basics of Israeli krav maga, one of the easiest, most effective and comprehensive self-defense systems in the world. Israeli krav maga is an instinctive, practical and simple self-defense system designed for men and women regardless of age, size or physical ability as the system utilizes a person’s natural instincts and reflexes to overcome the threat. The curriculum will focus on core self-defense combatives and defenses against grabs, chokes and holds. Krav maga is the Israel Defense Force’s official self-defense system.

NOTE: Please wear athletic clothing and athletic shoes. Course will meet at israeli Krav Maga, 860 Highway 206, Bordentown, nJ 08505. For additional information, please call (609) 585-6242.

NOTE: Please wear athletic clothing and athletic shoes. Course will meet at Israeli Krav Maga, 860 Highway 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505. For additional information, please call (609) 585-6242.

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074 LIFELONG LIFE YOGA (see note for location)

Germaine Tartacoff, ERYT200, creator of the anti-aging yoga Series

Mon., 10:15–11:15 am, Feb. 12, 7 sessions $95

Learn to practice Hatha Yoga with an eye toward regaining some of what is lost to aging! Learn breathing and mindfulness techniques to bring you to a calm and centered place during class and peace of mind, literally! Increase flexibility, tone your muscles, get stronger, calm your heart and your mind, improve your posture, balance better, slow weight gain—unlock the door to anti-aging. No previous yoga experience necessary. This course is taught with consideration of each student’s strengths and challenges.

NOTE: This course meets in the morning at Pinnacle Training Systems, 385 Wall Street, Princeton (across from the Princeton airport on Route 206 north). Mats, blankets and blocks are provided.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St

Princeton NJ 08540

075 SPANDA® YOGA BASICS  JW

Wed., 6:00–7:15 pm, Feb. 14, 10 sessions

(no class April 4, 18) $125

Spanda® Yoga is a systematic authentic yoga practice engineered to carefully warm and open the body, protect the joints, and attend to the breath. This class is perfect for those with some experience, new to yoga, or wishing to review the basics of good technique. We’ll cover both yoga poses and movements with attention to alignment, breath-coordination, and core support. Effects of practice include greater physical and mental ease, better sleep, and improved vitality.

NOTE: Wear loose, non-binding clothing. Bring a yoga mat and possibly a blanket to lie on.

John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane

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076 SPANDA® YOGA JW

Wed., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 14, 10 sessions (no class April 4, 18)

$135

 

Spanda® Yoga is a systematic authentic yoga practice engineered to carefully warm and open the body, protect the joints, and attend to the breath. This class is perfect for those with some experience, new to yoga, or wishing to review the basics of good technique. We’ll cover both yoga poses and movements with attention to alignment, breath-coordination, and core support. Effects of practice include greater physical and mental ease, better sleep, and improved vitality.

NOTE: Wear loose, non-binding clothing. Bring a yoga mat and possibly a blanket to lie on.

John Witherspoon Middle School

217 Walnut Lane

Princeton NJ

077  YOUNGER NEXT YEAR: YOGA, FITNESS

AND MORE FOR VIBRANT AGING   JW

Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions

(no class April 3, 17) $135

In contrast to the modern media’s view that aging is all about drugs and debility, ancient wisdom asserts this stage of life is one of wisdom, vibrancy, and expansion. Research on yoga’s benefits supports not only this time-honored view, but the efficacy of traditional yoga’s multi-dimensional approach to healthy longevity. In this class, you’ll learn proven ways to reduce aches and pains, increase mobility, balance and strength, while improving digestion, and boosting brain function.

NOTE: Wear loose, non-binding clothing. Bring a yoga mat and possibly a blanket to lie on.

John Witherspoon Middle School

217 Walnut Lane

Princeton NJ

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078 GO FISH! THE BASICS OF FLY CASTING

Orvis instructor with over 30 years in fly fishing

Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 20, 4 sessions $100

This basic course will cover tackle and flies (fresh and saltwater), the nature of the fly cast and what makes it different from other fishing casts. The basic fly cast will be dissected to explain the cause and effect, and time will be spent learning the roll cast, practicing stroke length, power, cast timing, line speed and false casting. Students must provide their own equipment.

NOTE: This class will take place at Orvis, 301 n. Harrison St., Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton.

NOTE: Course meets at Jadwin Gym, Princeton University Campus

A fisherman fly fishes for Trout fish in Tongariro river near Taupo lake, New Zealand.

079 FOR THE FLY FISHING ENTHUSIAST!  LEARN TO TIE YOUR OWN FLIES (includes all material fees) 

Orvis Staff with over 30 years in fly fishing 

Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, March 20, 4 sessions $100

Have you always wanted to learn to tie your own flies but couldn’t find the time? This introductory class to the world of fly tying is focused on the basics with expert and simple instruction. Catching fish on “flies” you tie yourself is not only fun but it adds to the whole fly fishing experience! It not only makes you a better angler but it connects you to the world of the trout, their environment and the food they eat. Upon successful completion of the course, you will have all the skills necessary to tie a wide range of patterns.

NOTE: This class will take place at Orvis, 301 n. Harrison St., Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton.

NOTE: This class will take place at Orvis, 301 n. Harrison St., Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton.

080 BICYCLE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

Oscar Estrada, general manager of Harts Cyclery $110

Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 4 sessions

Even if you missed the Tour de France, get ready for riding locally! Learn care and maintenance of bicycles from road bikes to mountain bikes. Topics include safety checks, fixing flats, removing and installing cables and derailleurs, front forks, gear, and brake adjustments.

NOTE:  Classes will meet at Harts Cyclery, 7 north Route 31, Pennington, nJ 08534. Their brand new bikes will be used for teaching.

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081 PRINCETON AT THE VIOLET HOUR

Wiebke Martens, photographer/author; 

Jennifer Jang, historian/author

Fri., 6:30 pm, April 13, 1 session $30

Join the authors of Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours for an evening exploration of Princeton’s University’s historic campus. This twilight tour will travel through time from the school’s founding through World War II. The authors will share fascinating details and stories—only some of which can be found in their book! Discovering Princeton is available for purchase at Labyrinth Books and Barnes and Noble (ISBN #978-0-7643-5318-5). Signed copies can also be obtained at the end of the walking tour.

NOTE: Please meet at 5:45 p.m. inside FitzRandolph Gate at Witherspoon and nassau Streets. The tour will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and will be conducted outside, so please wear comfortable shoes.

NOTE: Please meet at 5:45 p.m. inside FitzRandolph Gate at Witherspoon and nassau Streets. The tour will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and will be conducted outside, so please wear comfortable shoes.

082“A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE”:
EXPLORING THE INSTITUTE WOODS
Henry Horn, emeritus professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Department, Princeton University

Sat., 10:00 am, May 12, 1 session $35

The woods at the Institute for Advanced Study display an astounding diversity of forest types in a small space. Join Henry Horn for a walk through these wonderful woods. Professor Horn has been studying the woods for over 40 years and is happy to share his knowledge, insights and enthusiasm. Spend a lovely fall morning learning about this local treasure. Enrollment is limited.

NOTE: Class will meet at 10 am in the parking lot at the end of Olden lane on the institute campus.

NOTE: Class will meet at 10 am in the parking lot at the end of Olden lane on the institute campus.

083 FOCUS ON BIRDS PHS
Thomas C. Southerland, Jr., founder, Princeton Nature Tours, Inc.

Field Trips only 3 sessions $90

Field Trips: Sat., March 10, May 5, May 12

Whether you have enjoyed watching birds for years or now want to give it a try, you will enjoy these field trips. New Jersey, midway on the Atlantic migration route, is one of the birding “hot spots” in the country. There is great camaraderie as we look for raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl and others on three field trips: key spots along the New Jersey coast, Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge and the Charles H. Rogers Wildlife Refuge and Institute Woods in Princeton.

NOTE: Information on time and location for field trips will be available once signed up.

Information on time and location for field trips will be available once signed up.

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 085 CYCLE

Mon., 6:00 pm, Feb. 12, 8 sessionS

$120

A great cardio class on a Keiser bike using our 3 different energy zones to improve endurance, strength & stamina. Bring water to class.

NOTE: Classes are held at the Princeton location, 1225 State Road (Route 206), Princeton NJ or call 609-683-7888.

ALL STUDENTS: Please allow extra time (approximately 15 minutes) prior to your first class to fill out a waiver, provide ID and have your blood pressure taken.

 086 HATHA YOGA

Tues., 5:00 pm, Feb. 13, 8 sessions

$120 

Traditional hatha yoga with asanas/poses, breathwork and meditation. Suitable for all levels and experience.

NOTE: Classes are held at the Princeton location, 1225 State Road (Route 206), Princeton NJ or call 609-683-7888.

ALL STUDENTS: Please allow extra time (approximately 15 minutes) prior to your first class to fill out a waiver, provide ID and have your blood pressure taken.

 087 STRONG BY Zumba

Wed., 9:00 am, Feb. 14, 8 sessions

$120

A high intensity tempo training workout created by Zumba but it is not a dance class. Modifications offered for all levels. Workout to pulsating music!

NOTE: Classes are held at the Princeton location, 1225 State Road (Route 206), Princeton NJ or call 609-683-7888.

ALL STUDENTS: Please allow extra time (approximately 15 minutes) prior to your first class to fill out a waiver, provide ID and have your blood pressure taken.

 088 CYCLE

Thurs., 9:15 am, Feb. 15, 8 sessions

$120 

A great cardio class on a Keiser bike using our 3 different energy zones to improve endurance, strength & stamina. Bring water to class.

NOTE: Classes are held at the Princeton location, 1225 State Road (Route 206), Princeton NJ or call 609-683-7888.

ALL STUDENTS: Please allow extra time (approximately 15 minutes) prior to your first class to fill out a waiver, provide ID and have your blood pressure taken.

 089 FREESTYLE STEP

Fri., 8:30 am, Feb. 16, 8 sessions

$120

Cardio class using step and risers; some step experience would be helpful in this freestyle style step choreographed class. Fun!

NOTE: Classes are held at Princeton Fitness & Wellness Plainsboro location, 7 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ or call 609-799-7777 for further details.

ALL STUDENTS: Please allow extra time (approximately 15 minutes) prior to your first class to fill out a waiver, provide ID and have your blood pressure taken. (No class Nov. 23).

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090 BODY ATTACK

Sat., 8:30 am, Feb. 17, 8 sessions

$120

Created by company Les Mills of 55 minutes of straight up cardio. Definitely bring water to class.

NOTE: Classes are held at Princeton Fitness & Wellness Plainsboro location, 7 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ or call 609-799-7777 for further details.

ALL STUDENTS: Please allow extra time (approximately 15 minutes) prior to your first class to fill out a waiver, provide ID and have your blood pressure taken. (No class Nov. 23).

091 GENTLE YOGA

Mon., 12:30 pm, Feb. 12, 8 sessions

$120

 

Using the principles of hatha yoga, this is a class for anyone who is looking for gentle, slow movements. Very relaxing and calming.

 

NOTE: Please meet at Princeton Fitness & Wellness Plainsboro location, 7 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, nJ or call 609-799-7777

092 BURN, FIRM & CORE

Tues., 9:00 am, Feb. 13, 8 sessions

$120 

A total body conditioning class using body weight exercises, dumbbells for strength work and core & balance. Add a dash of cardio and you will get a great workout.

 

 

NOTE: Classes are held at the Princeton Fitness & Wellness Plainsboro location, 7 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, nJ or call 609-799-7777.

093 CYCLE

Wed., 9:30 am, Feb. 14, 8 sessions

$120 

A great cardio class on a Keiser bike using our 3 different energy zones to improve endurance, strength & stamina. Bring water to class.

 

 

NOTE: Classes 085-090 are held at the Princeton location, 1225 State Road (Route 206), Princeton nJ

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094 BODYATTACK
Mon., 9:30 am, Oct. 2, 8 sessions $120

 

Pre-choreographed program created by Les Mills cardio class using body weight exercises; pure sweat; modifications offered.

 

Classes are held at the Princeton location, 1225 State Road (Route 206), Princeton NJ or call 609-683-7888.

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095 BURN, FIRM & CORE
Mon., 6:00 pm, Oct. 2, 8 sessions $120

 

A total body workout including strength, cardio, balance and core. Suitable for all levels.

 

Classes are held at the Princeton location, 1225 State Road (Route 206), Princeton NJ or call 09-683-7888.

096 CARDIO KICKBOXING
Tues., 9:00 am, Oct. 3, 8 sessions $120

 

Fun class using boxing techniques to amp up your heart rate. Learn proper ways to punch and kick. All levels welcome.

 

Classes are held at the Princeton location, 1225 State Road (Route 206), Princeton NJ or call 609-683-7888.

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 098 INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATIONAL
COMEDY  PHS NEW!  

Oscar October, improvisational comedian with
over 25 years of experience performing
and teaching improv comedy
Tues., 7:15–8:45 pm, Feb. 27,
8 sessions (no class April 3)
$125

Whether you’re looking to have some fun, polish your performance and presentation skills, or unlock your inner comedian, you’ll enjoy learning the basic skills of improvisational comedy. You’ll learn to create funny scenes by acting on the fly (no scripts!) and setting up jokes for your fellow improvisers. You’ll also have loads of fun on stage participating in scenes and games that range from clever to downright silly. No performing experience necessary, but bring your sense of humor.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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099 GROUP DRUMMING SP

Mauri Tyler, HealthRhythms facilitator

Thurs., 6:00–7:00 pm, Feb. 15, 8 sessions 

$79

Group drumming is good fun AND good for you. It releases stress, builds your immune system, and is a great creative outlet. Sometimes we jam, sometimes we practice specific world rhythms. No experience necessary. Drums provided or BYO.

Suzanne Patterson Center, Princeton Monument Hall. Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot

100 PICK UP YOUR GUITAR PICK PHS NEW!
John Kizzie, guitarist
Tues., 7:30–8:45 pm, Feb. 13, 10 week
(no class April 3)
$120


This course is designed for the “guitar-curious”; it is for those who are new or relatively new to the guitar (no experience or just able to play a few chords and\or a few single notes). You will learn the various parts of the guitar, how to sit with the instrument, how to tune it, and how to cleanly play melody (single notes) and chords. You will also learn basic fundamentals of music theory and how to read music. This fast-paced and fun-filled course will help you connect with your inner musician.

NOTE: Students should bring to class a six-string guitar in good working condition, an adjustable shoulder strap for properly holding the guitar. To get the most from class, participants should have access at home to an email account and the internet. For questions regarding the class, email guitarlessonspot@aol.com.

Suzanne Patterson Center, Princeton Monument Hall. Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

101 GREATER PRINCETON FLUTE CLUB NEW!

Wendy Zoffer, flautist, Princeton Music Connection, owner 

Tues., 7:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 27, 8 sessions (no class April 3)

$79

Have fun while learning to play the flute or keeping up your playing techniques. Group lessons and ensembles in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Players are matched with players of similar abilities. Basics, performance style, theory, history, diverse repertoire-all about the flute!

NOTE: Dust off your high school flute or check with teacher on obtaining a flute locally. email wendy@princetonmusic.com.

NOTE: Dust off your high school flute or check with teacher on obtaining a flute locally. email wendy@princetonmusic.com.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

102 BEGINNING PIANO/KEYBOARD JW

Jean Parsons, private piano instructor

Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Feb. 15,

10 sessions (no class April 5) $120

You can enjoy music more and understand it better by applying it to an instrument! Start at the beginning (assuming no prior knowledge) and go on! Everyone learns using one piano in the classroom. Personal access to a piano or keyboard is recommended.

NOTE: There will be a materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor over the range of the course. See online directions for entering the John Witherspoon Middle School.

John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane

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103 CONTINUING PIANO/KEYBOARD JW

Jean Parsons, private piano instructor

Thurs., 8:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 15,

10 sessions (no class April 5) $105

You can enjoy music more and understand it better by applying it to an instrument! Start at the beginning (assuming no prior knowledge) and go on! Everyone learns using one piano in the classroom. Personal access to a piano or keyboard is recommended.

NOTE: There will be a materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor over the range of the course. See online directions for entering the John Witherspoon Middle School.

John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane

104 SING OUT!

Alta Malberg, performer and voice

instructor in NYC and Princeton

Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 13, 8 sessions

(no class April 3) $140 Last session will run from 7:00–9:00 pm )

 

If you have always loved to sing but thought you didn’t have the time, this is the class for you. Using vocal and breathing exercises, improvs, movements and songs for all voice styles that allow you to free up your spirit and natural talent and have fun doing it. All levels accepted. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Materials fee: $25 payable to the instructor at the first class. See online directions for entering John Witherspoon Middle School.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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105 MAGIC WORKSHOP PHS

Ed Smoot, owner of The Comedy Magic of Ed Smoot

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 5 sessions 

$85

 

What do Penn and Teller, David Blaine and Houdini all have in common besides being magicians? Answer: they didn’t start their magic careers by attending a magic class—but you can! This series will bring out the inner magician in you by teaching the basic categories of magic tricks: cards, coins, rope, mentalism and more. Whether magic is just an interest, a new hobby or something extra to add to your occupation (e.g. sales, teaching, etc.)—this class will help you become a magical entertainer. Additional topics covered include: performing magic, connecting with your audience, magic history, dealing with nervousness, developing patter, how to practice and create a routine for your magic act that is performed in the final class. Each class has homework and will require practice time.

NOTE: A $5 materials fee will be payable to the instructor in class.

 

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

106 ADVANCED MAGIC WORKSHOP PHS

Ed Smoot, owner of The Comedy Magic of Ed Smoot

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, March 22,

5 sessions (no class April 5) $85 

 

For anyone who has taken the MAGIC WORKSHOP or has the equivalent experience, there are new and exciting things to learn taking your magic skills to the next level. This intermediate class will cover advanced sleights and techniques in cards, ropes, sponge balls and other magic props. Additional topics include: writing patter, routine development and creating a magic act that will be performed in the final class. Each class has homework and will require practice time.

NOTE: Prerequisite: MAGIC WORKSHOP or permission from the instructor. a $5 materials fee will be payable to the instructor in class. additional fees payable to the instructor may apply for purchase of props used in class to own, take home and practice.

 

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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107 JUGGLING WORKSHOP PHS

Wed Smoot, owner of The Comedy Magic of Ed Smoot 

Tues., 7:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 27, 2 sessions $35

Always been curious about juggling, but never knew how to start? Well—here’s your opportunity. This two session class will teach the basic three ball cascade pattern from the ground up. Juggling is fun, aerobic exercise and mentally invigorating—give it a try!

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

108 BALLOON SCULPTURE WORKSHOP PHS

Ed Smoot, owner of The Comedy Magic of Ed Smoot 

Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 20, 1 session
$30

Ever seen those cute balloon sculptures at a fair or mall and wonder how they were made? Here’s your opportunity to find out! This one session class will teach basic twists starting with creations like a fish, alligator, fishing pole, sword and working up to the ever popular balloon doggie. Other animals will also be taught using the basic dog figure as a foundation. Balloons are provided and you can take your creations home with you.

NOTE: A $3 materials fee will be payable to the instructor in class for the balloons. Balloon pumps will also be available for purchase.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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110 ONE NIGHT CULINARY CLASSES
WITH MARIAN BOLUM
(includes all materials fees) NEW!
Marian Bolum, owner Farm to Jars

Please indicate section(s) for which you are registering

$50 each session 

Section A: Thurs., 6:30–9:00 pm March 8, 1 Session

Fresh Pasta Making & Sauces

Join us and learn how to make fresh pasta with this “hands-on” class and will walk you through steps on making the perfect dough every time. We will be rolling out, cutting, cooking pasta and making a fresh Marinara Sauce to enjoy in class.

Section B: Tues., 6:30–9:00 pm March 13, 1 Session

Off the Vine—Tomatoes

There’s nothing like adding a vine ripened juicy tomato to your favorite recipe that will remind you of a warm summer day. Learn how to take your summer tomato bounty and enjoy them all year. Before we get into the peeling and chopping of the tomatoes we will discuss PH, safety and storage. In this class you will learn how to can “jar” tomatoes that will fill your pantry for family favorite recipes and while the jars are processing we will discuss how to save the seeds for next year’s garden, dehydrating, and freezing.

Section C: Thurs., 6:30–9:00 pm March 15, 1 session

We’re Jammin’

Summer in a Jar! Learn how to make and fill your pantry with delicious jams from fruit ripened to perfection that will remind you of warm summer days all year. We will start with an introductory discussion on hot water bath canning, go over the PH scale, and discuss food safety and storage. Then we get down to business…picking the right produce, slicing, measuring, and creating tasty small batch low sugar and savory jams. While the jars are processing enjoy tasty snacks while we discuss how to add spices, herbs and natural sweeteners to create your own unique flavors.

Section D: Tues., 6:30–9:00 March 20, 1 session
We’re Pickling
Learn how to make fresh refrigerator “Quickle” pickles and “pantry” shelf stable pickles to enjoy all year. Class starts off with a discussion of PH Scale, hot water bath canning, food safety and flavor combinations. Then the magic begins … slicing, brining and “hands on” step by step instructions to create safe and crunchy pickles.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

111 NICE AND SHARP-YOUR TOOL FOR GOOD COOKING PHS NEW!
Warren Glazer, professional knife and tool sharpener

Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, March 20, 1 session

$30


 

 

Learn the proper way to use a stone to sharpen your most important kitchen tool- the knife. Bring two of your favorite knives. You will learn techniques to create a well-cared for blade and how to keep your knives in great shape. Additionally, the instructor will bring his professional sharpening equipment and will sharpen one favorite knife for each student. Bring ease to your kitchen tasks with knives that do their jobs well. www.niceandsharp.com.

 

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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112 CAKE DECORATING TECHNIQUES NEW

(includes all material fees)

Karen Ambrose, owner of Sweet Gourmet (www.sweetgourmet.biz) and le Cucina

Each section $69  

Please indicate section(s) for which you are registering in.

Section A: Have your cake and eat it too! Buttercream decorating

Wed. 6:30–9:30 pm, March 21, 1 session

Have you ever wanted to make a professional, special occasion cake? This course will teach the basics of cake decorating with buttercream. Students will learn to ice or mask a cake, some different borders and how to make different buttercream flowers. Students will take home the 6” cakes that they decorated. Cake will be vanilla and chocolate cake filled with vanilla pastry cream.

Section B: It’s easy! Cookie decorating with royal icing

Wed., 6:30–9:30 pm, april 18, 1 session

Ever wanted to make those beautifully decorated sugar cookies you see in the store? Now you can! Learn the art of decorating with royal icing from flooding to final touches with this one night class.

Section C: Fun with Fondant

Wed., 6:30–9:30 pm, May 9, 1 session

Come and learn all the basic of working with fondant. From full cake covering to creating intricate decorations. You’ll be making professional looking cakes in no time! (Buttercream class recommended first). 113

Classes 112–114 are held at The Cucina in Princeton north Shopping Center, 1225 State Road (206), Suite 16a. it is at the back of Goodyear Tire (old Mr. Tire) auto service center on the side facing Bank of america; where Bagels Barn, Princeton Wellness center, Burger King, etc. locate.

113 INDIAN CUISINE (includes all material fees) !

Sheetal Sharma, Indian Chef

Please indicate section for which you are registering. 

Indian cuisine offers multiple options for Vegan recipes and they are delectable. What better way to consume your veggies than eating them in a mouthwatering Indian entrée! The benefits of Vegetables and spices like turmeric and cumin are now well documented and known around the world. These step by step classes will take mystery out of making a healthy, delicious vegan meal. You will get to take the dinner with you.

Section A: (Feb. 23 session only) $60

Vegan Curry—Fri., 6:30–9:30 pm, Feb. 23, 1 session

We will make a chick peas curry (Chana Masala) with coconut mix vegetables and Jeera rice (Cumin rice)

Section B: (March 9 and April 20 sessions) $125

Working with Vegetables—Fri., 6:30–9:30 pm March 9

We will make Peas and Potatoes in Curry Sauce (Aloo Mutter) and Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) and Peppers in Tikka Masala (Paneer Tikka Masala) and Jeera rice (Cumin rice)

Working with Chicken—Fri., 6:30–9:30 pm, April 20

We will make Chicken in Makhani Sauce (Butter Chicken) and Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) in Kadhai Masala (Kadhai Paneer) and Jeera rice (Cumin rice).

 

Classes 112–114 are held at The Cucina in Princeton north Shopping Center, 1225 State Road (206), Suite 16a. it is at the back of Goodyear Tire (old Mr. Tire) auto service center on the side facing Bank of america; where Bagels Barn, Princeton Wellness center, Burger King, etc. locate.

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114 CHEERFULLY CHURNED: A BUTTER-MAKING WORKSHOP (includes all material fees)

Carolyn Kinkade, owner of Better Butter LLC

and lifelong butter enthusiast

Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, March 14, April 11, 2 sessions 

$90

After Part 1 of this class you will be able to churn your own butter in your own kitchen with your own tools. You will learn the basics of making (and tasting!) sweet cream and cultured butter, and you may never go back to store-bought again! In Part 2 of this class we take butter beyond the bread. You will learn how to prepare and apply compound butter by adding simple ingredients that will amplify your everyday dishes.

 

Classes 112–114 are held at The Cucina in Princeton north Shopping Center, 1225 State Road (206), Suite 16a. it is at the back of Goodyear Tire (old Mr. Tire) auto service center on the side facing Bank of america; where Bagels Barn, Princeton Wellness center, Burger King, etc. locate.

115 VANILLA—WHERE DOES IT COME FROM AND WHERE DOES IT GO NEW!

Dennis Kujawski, flavor chemist with years of experience in the world of flavor creation

Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, March 22, 1 session

$30

What is flavor? Why does a strawberry taste like a strawberry and not like a banana or an apple? What are some of the molecules behind the flavors we perceive? Sniff out some culinary clues with flavor chemist Dennis Kujawski as he takes you on a scientific journey of flavor exploration––flavors, what are they and where do they come from?

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

116 VANILLA—WHERE DOES IT COME FROM AND WHERE DOES IT GO NEW!

Michael Zampino, Principal Flavorist at International Flavors and Fragrances

Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, March 20, 1 session $30

Vanilla is one of the most popular flavors in the world. Join Flavorist Mike Zampino as he takes you on a journey covering the history, agronomy, production and taste profiles of this popular flavor. You will taste various vanilla extracts and learn about their sensory differences and uses.

 

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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117 FROM SEA TO TABLE: EXPLORING THE WORLD OF SEAFOOD (includes all material fees) (see note for location)

Christian Graciano, executive Chef, Witherspoon Grill

Jose lopez, executive Chef, Nassau Street Seafood

Edgar Urias, executive Chef, Blue Point Grill Tues.,

7:00–9:00 pm, April 10, 17, 24, 3 sessions $149

 

This course, taught by some of Princeton’s premier chefs, will focus on the purchase and preparation of a variety of fresh fish—shell fish, ocean fish, fresh water fish, and demonstrate the versatility of fish in the menu—first course, salad, entrée or sandwich. Of course the chefs will consistently address the common challenge of how to insure that the fish, once cooked at home, remains moist and flavorful. Bring containers, there are usually leftovers to take home and enjoy!

 

NOTE: This course meets in the kitchen of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St., Princeton

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118 KOREAN BBQ (includes all material fees)

Inkyung Yi, a cook and baker of recipes from around the globe

Sat., 5:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 17, 1 session $65

 

In this comprehensive Korean BBQ class, one of the most repeated classes by popular demand, you will prepare 3 kinds of marinades with each of it to marinate 3 different meats; beef, pork and chicken. In the process, you will learn the basic flavors, ingredients, seasonings and sauces related to Korean BBQ. The class will taste (or have a feast!) the dishes we made in the class with warm and nutritious 10+ mixed grains. Please bring containers in various sizes for leftovers, and sauces AND seasonings sharing

Classes 118–122 are held in the kitchen of the Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer ave., Princeton (corner of nassau St. and Vandeventer ave./Washington Rd. Metered parking is available behind the church; enter at the rear of the building.)

119 SPLENDID TURKISH CUISINE (Includes all material fees)  NEW!
Nurcan Guleryuz, experienced private home cook

Sat., 5:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 24, 2 sessions $110

The most popular Turkish dishes from all seven regions of the country will be taught in this class by an authentic home cook. In each class, you will learn to prepare and then taste a full Turkish dinner course; a soup, an entrée, and a dessert. If the class is lucky the instructor will have traditional Turkish music and appetizers for the students and maybe delicious Turkish coffee too. Come and join this special class. In the first class, you will prepare: Yogurt Corbasi (Turkish Yogurt Soup), Hunkar Begendi (Sultan’s Delight: Ottoman dish), Kadayif (Shredded Phyllo). At the second class, you will prepare: Ezo Gelin Corbasi (Lentil and Mint Soup), Saman Kebabi (Turkish Lamb dish), Ashure (Noah’s Pudding).

Classes 118–122 are held in the kitchen of the Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton (corner of Nassau St. and Vandeventer Ave./Washington Rd. Metered parking is available behind the church; enter at the rear of the building.)

120 AUTHENTIC CHINESE COOKING AT HOME (includes all material fees) NEW !

Linda Jin, cook and teacher in local Chinese community in Cranbury, NJ; well known as ‘da chu’, big chef

Sat., 5:00–8:00 pm, March 10, 3 sessions $155

Learn to use everyday ingredients from our pantry to make healthy, delicious, and favorite Chinese dishes; right in your kitchen! Linda lined them all up for us here for PAS.

Session 1: Dumplings

In this class, you will learn how to prepare a variety of tasty dumpling fillings; such as chicken, turkey, pork, and vegetarian ingredients as well as seasonings used for them. Then, Linda will teach how to use different wrappers to make dumplings, pot stickers, dumplings in soup (wontons), etc. Get your nimble fingers ready to get to work and crimp.

Session 2: Stir Fry

Students will learn how to use easily obtained basic ingredients to make varieties of tasty and healthy stir fry dishes such as onions with beef, celery with tofu, Sichuan style chicken or pork with shredded potatoes and carrots. Quick, easy and yummy guaranteed!

Session 3: Chinese Noodles

Of course, there will be lo mein. And students will learn how to make authentic Chinese cold noodles, and a very famous dan dan mian - noodles in soup. In this class you will learn the seasonings and spices used for the dishes, what to purchase, and how to cook and handle Chinese noodles.

Classes 118–122 are held in the kitchen of the Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer ave., Princeton (corner of nassau St. and Vandeventer ave./Washington Rd. Metered parking is available behind the church; enter at the rear of the building.)

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122 FRENCH COOKING WITH A TWIST! (includes all material fees) NEW!

Magalie Vandewiele, Native French Chef

Sat., 6:00–9:00 pm, May 26, 3 sessions $170

 

 

 

In this 3 session class, participants will learn the basics of French based on a 3 course seasonal menu. The class ends with tasting and prepared meals. The Chef will plan the menus according to the freshest available ingredients of the season. Soupe au Pistou, Filet Mignon de Porc en Croute (crusted Pork Tenderloin), Printaniere de Legumes (spring Vegetables Medley), Charlotte aux Fraises (Strawberry Charlotte) or Iles Flottantes are only a few examples of what you will be surprising your guest and family members with after class!

 

 

Classes 118–122 are held in the kitchen of the Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer ave., Princeton (corner of nassau St. and Vandeventer ave./Washington Rd. Metered parking is available behind the church; enter at the rear of the building.)

121 PHYLLO FOR TRADITIONAL GREEK FAVORITES (includes all material fees)

Iphigenia Yiacas, cook and baker who learned at $150

Grandmother’s knee Sat., 5:00–8:00 pm, April 14, 3 sessions
$150

Baklava, Custard pastries, Spinach pie, Cheese pie, Meat pies…all Greek favorites that require working with Phyllo. In this hands-on class students will prepare these well-known classic dishes one step at a time taught by very popular and experienced PAS instructor, Iphigenia. You will learn how to handle delicate Phyllo dough in the class, so that next time you won’t make the sheets into a “pastry ball”. Students will also work with different types/weights of Phyllo, sweet and savory ingredients, and different techniques of layering and wrapping Phyllo. You don’t want to miss this wonderful chance to learn the skills and ingredients of one the most delicious and oldest tradition of the globe.

Classes 118–122 are held in the kitchen of the Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer ave., Princeton (corner of Nassau St. and Vandeventer Ave./Washington Rd. Metered parking is available behind the church; enter at the rear of the building.)

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124 CHESS: AFTER THE BASICS PHS

Joseph Prentice, chess tutor $89

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 6 sessions

 

The game of chess has recently been gaining popularity as a global phenomenon that is seemingly straightforward, but becomes increasingly complex the deeper one delves into it. At the surface, chess is simply a game of moving pieces, but it also contains complex strategies and tactics, making it a difficult game to truly “master.” This is a class for those who have some chess experience and want to continue learning more than just the basics.

NOTE: Bring a chess set and board to class if you have one.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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125 BRIDGE DH
Bill Miller, bridge club owner and director

Tues., 6:30–8:00 pm, Feb. 13, 8 sessions $130

Students learn how to bid, play and defend bridge hands, using modern, hands-on techniques. The course is designed for those who have never played bridge before, as well as those returning to the game. Class materials are based on Audrey Grant’s Bridge Basics series.
NOTE: $12 charge, payable to instructor for text—Audrey Grant’s Bridge Basics 1—supplied the first night of class.

 

Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Located at the traffic light/intersection of Chambers Street and Paul Robeson Place, between the YW/YMCA and First Baptist church. Please use entry ‘D’ to 1st floor.

126 BRIDGE WORKSHOP DH

Bill Miller, bridge club owner and director $130

Tues., 8:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 13, 8 sessions

 

Enhance your ability to bid, play and defend bridge hands using the most current methods. Designed for players already familiar with contemporary basic bidding. Conventions are introduced to help you arrive at the best contracts. Apply what you learn by playing bridge hands with the guidance of the instructor. Participants are encouraged to develop their judgment to make better decisions at the bridge table.

 

Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street. Located at the traffic light/intersection of Chambers Street and Paul Robeson Place, between the YW/YMCA and First Baptist church. Please use entry ‘D’ to 1st floor.

127 SOCIAL POKER—HOW TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS PHS
Walter Frank, enthusiastic poker player of over 30 years
$75
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 4 sessions

This course is for people who want to learn some basic poker games or expand their existing repertoire of games. We will learn by playing. This is not for people who play online although we will learn a few dos and don’ts of betting. If you already enjoy friendly social poker or may want to start or participate in a poker group, this is for you. The instructor has been playing for 30 years and cannot recall an evening he did not enjoy. For those just up from Texas, boots are welcome, handguns, no!

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

128 MAH JONGG PHS
Neilia Makadok, expert teacher of
Mah Jongg in NJ–PA area $90
Thurs., 6:00–9:00 pm, April 12, 3 sessions

Originating in China, Mah Jongg is an exciting and engaging game using tiles to form hands, much like rummy. Learn to play the American version using the National Mah Jongg League rules and card. An experienced educator will explain the basics in simple terms and guide you as you play.
NOTE: Materials fee: $11 payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St

Princeton NJ 08540

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129 CANASTA PHS
Neilia Makadok, expert teacher of
canasta in NJ–PA area
$40
Thurs., 6:00–9:00 pm, May 3, 1 session

Socialize and have fun while you play this easy card game. With instruction, you can learn to play quickly, even if you have never played cards before! Played with 2-4 players, individually or in partnerships, Canasta is one of the most widely-played card games in the U.S.

NOTE: Materials fee: $3 payable to instructor in class.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

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130 HOMEOWNERS CAN SAVE THOUSANDS

THROUGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY! PHS

John White, NJ Certified Teacher
of Electrical Trades $65

Thurs., 6:30–7:30 pm, March 22, 4 sessions (no class April 5)

What do you have to do (beyond changing light bulbs) to save energy throughout your home? The average homeowner in Princeton can achieve annual savings of about $1,300 through smart lighting, heating and cooling decisions. This four-part course will teach you to make decisions about heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); lighting (is LED the answer?); energy monitors; Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and federal tax credits; what Societal Benefits Charge (SBC) is all about; and the NJ Clean Energy Program of rebates, including what you need to quality. Start saving money and energy now!

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

131 BEYOND THE PC PART 1:
MAKE YOUR OWN DIGITAL GADGETS PHS

Christopher Weiture, engineer and architect,
“Maker Culture” advocate
$149
Thurs., 6:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 7 sessions

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build your own gadgets? Can you envision yourself making the next Google Nest Thermostat or Phillips Hue Home Lighting system? Join us for this 7 week course as we learn the fundamentals and build our own simple gadgets. This class will include several hands-on practical projects and introduce you to ideas and resources that will keep you making for years to come. Experienced students can also use this time to explore their own projects in depth, expanding and increasing their knowledge in any area they choose.

Princeton High School

151 Moore St.

Princeton NJ 08540

132 YOUR HOME, YOUR CASTLE, YOU’RE ASSET PHS NEW

Beatrice Bloom, real estate agent for 15 years in Princeton

Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 20, 2 sessions $35

This course will be based on some Frequently Asked Questions that cover buyers and sellers and will be open to your own personal questions. This is your chance to get familiar with the local real estate market and how to deal with one of your major investments.

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133 TRANSFORM YOUR HOME INTO YOUR NEW FAVORITE PLACE (see note for location) NEW!

Cynthia Johnson, designer and owner of
Elephant in the Room Design, Princeton, NJ 

Fri., 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 23, 1 session

$35 each section

Design on a dime/dollar! Learn how to mix high and low ticket elements to make any room current, stylish, and comfortable. You can elevate your design scheme AND extend your decorating budget! We’ll discuss where you can afford to save so that you have the budget to splurge on key elements where quality should not be compromised. We’ll also explore ways to reimagine and repurpose pieces that you already own.

NOTE: Class meets at elephant in the Room Design, Princeton north Shopping Center, 1225 State Road (Route 206) Store #8, Princeton nJ (609) 454-3378.

NOTE: All classes meet at Elephant in the Room Design, Princeton North Shopping Center, 1225 State Road (Route 206) Store #8, Princeton NJ 609-454-3378

134 FREE YOUR LIFE OF CLUTTER PHS

Ellen Tozzi, certified professional organizer and owner of natural Order

Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, March 22, 29, april 12, 3 sessions

 $70 each section

Get rid of the clutter that’s overwhelming you and clogging your life. Learn how to let go easily, where to donate, what papers to keep and how to keep clutter at bay. Go from chaos to comfort!

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136 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY

Tricia Baker, CPDT-KA, professional dog trainer

Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 13, 1 session $30

Did you know that the simple action of petting a dog releases good brain chemicals? Learn how to put this physiological wonder to work. Learn the physical benefits of having a family pet, emotional support animals, therapy dog or working service dog. Find out how your dog can earn the Canine Citizen Certification from the AKC, and how he/she can become a Therapy dog. Join professional trainer Tricia Baker and Miki, a Therapy dog and Certified National AKC Award of Canine Excellence Recipient.

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137 “PUPPY LOVE”: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN

BRINGING HOME A NEW PUPPY OR DOG

Tricia Baker, CPDT-KA, professional dog trainer

Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 1 session $30

Before you bring home that puppy or adult dog, be prepared and you will minimize the stress and maximize the joy! Dogs bring us so much joy and love, but bringing home a new canine companion can cause stress. Puppy-proofing your home can avoid destroyed furniture and save on carpet cleaning. Topics to be covered include picking YOUR right family dog, house training, crate training, unwanted behaviors, positive training tools, overview of the importance of early training, and the basics of clicker training. Develop a positive relationship with your new dog.

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139 SIT! STAY! HEEL!—TEACH YOUR DOG

GOOD MANNERS

David Horowitz, owner of Weber’s Training School

Sun., 11:30–12:30 pm, april 8, 4 sessions $89

This course will teach you and your dog the basic commands, including heel, sit, come and down. Owners will also receive help in solving their dogs’ behavioral problems. The goal of the course is to teach your dog good manners, allowing you and your dog to enjoy each other to the fullest. To participate in this class, your dog should be good-natured, get along with other dogs and have all major vaccinations up to date.

NOTE: Classes meet outdoors at Weber’s Training School, 3440 Brunswick Pike (Route 1 North). Dogs must be at least 5 months old.

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140 THE WORLD OF VOICE OVERS FOR THE NEW STUDENT PHS

Bradley Mott, professional actor, voice and acting teacher 

Tues., 7:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 13, 4 sessions $109

Ever listen to commercials and think that that’s something I could do? You will learn the basics of proper breathing, clear diction, vocal variety and strategies on how to approach commercial copy.

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 141 VOICE OVER RECORDING SESSION NEW! $119

Bradley Mott, professional actor, voice and acting teacher

Tues., March 27, 7:00–9:00 pm,

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Tues., April 3, 7:00–9:00 pm,

1 session at studio location

(see note)

Tues., April 10, 7:00–9:00 pm,

follow up session at PHS $119

Here’s the opportunity to put your voice on “tape” and take home a digital copy of your work. This special two-part class will give the student the opportunity to work on a piece of copy in the classroom and to record that copy in a professional studio the next week. Work with an audio engineer and a director to “lay down” a track of your copy. Students will observe their classmates, as well, to see how creating a voice-over demo reel is created.

NOTE: The recording session will be held at Hagens Recording Studio, 61 Lower Harrison St, Princeton (towards the hospital, after the bridge). This class is limited to those who have taken Bradley Mott’s classes previously or have permission from the instructor.

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142 TIMELESS HAPPINESS: SECRETS TO A HAPPIER RETIREMENT
Tara Conti Bansal, CFP®, Fee-Only
Financial Planner and
Life Coach,
Tues, 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 20, 5 sessions
$75


 

Are you asking yourself what’s next? Are you wondering how to make the most of the next phase of your life? All too often those who are nearing or in retirement are not enjoying life like they expected or had hoped. How can you make sure that doesn’t happen to you? Despite the challenges facing many in retirement and nearing retirement, it IS possible to have more happiness as you age and have a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. In this course we’ll explore what it looks like to thrive in the five areas that are key to overall happiness: work, money, relationships, health and community. We will focus primarily on the unique challenges around retirement and nearing retirement. Through self-discovery exercises and discussion topics, this course will help you find ways to have your own unique fun and meaningful “retirement.” We’ll share strategies for overcoming some of the obstacles and we’ll help you discover what a happier retirement means for you.

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143 ACHIEVING FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE PHS NEW!
Darren L. Zagarola, CFP, CPA, PFS, Financial Life Planner $90
Howard Hook, CFP, CPA, fee-only Financial Planner
Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, March 20, 4 sessions

(no class april 3)


 

Whether you are retired or working towards retirement, understanding the basics of a financial plan will provide you with a solid foundation for your future. This class will concentrate on the basic tenets of a financial plan, including personal goals, cash flow, income tax, insurance, retirement and estate planning. You will leave this class better informed on how to achieve financial independence. Whether you are married, single, or in a relationship we look forward to sharing our experiences and knowledge with you.

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144 “WILL POWER”: YOUR ESTATE MATTERS,
WEALTHY OR NOT   PHS
Rubeena S. Sehgal, Esq, attorney with Drinker Biddle & Reath, LL P
$30
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, March 1, 1 session 

This course covers the fundamentals about wills, trusts, estate planning, powers of attorney and advance directives. Whether you have one dollar or a billion, everyone, wealthy or not, needs to know the basics first. This course guides you through the information-gathering process necessary to prepare every estate plan. You will save time and money by making the important decisions regarding your estate before you meet with an advisor. Topics include: preparing for incapacity, laws of intestacy, assets and debts, leaving an inheritance, probate and taxes, revocable trusts and estate and trust administration.

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145 HOW TO AVOID ESTATE-PLANNING BLOOPERS PHS
Eleanore K. Szymanski, CFP®,
Personal Financial Advocate,
The Financial Planning Answerplace, LLC, and
EKS Associates of Princeton
$115
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 5 sessions

This course is designed only for the most kind, considerate, and courageous. Estate-planning is an act of kindness for those who must deal with our affairs when we cannot do so for ourselves. Here, we will explore why this is so important and what about it is so important for everyone—not just the wealthy. We will review many examples of real-life estate-planning bloopers—somemade by the rich and famous—and ways they might have been avoided with good estate-planning.

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146 ORGANIZING YOUR LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PAPERS
Eleanore K. Szymanski, CFP®, Personal Financial Advocate, $50
The Financial Planning Answerplace, LLC, and
EKS Associates of Princeton

Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, April 19, 2 sessions

Deciding which personal legal and financial documents to keep and which to throw can be daunting. As a result, most of us either keep everything and eventually face the problem of bloated files in precious space or attempting to replace a critical record that got tossed unknowingly. In this mini-course, we’ll review the importance of personal documents, such as bills, receipts, contracts, insurance policies and statements, bank and broker statements, investment prospectuses and reports, appraisals, annuity contracts and bills, wills, powers of attorney, prenuptials, trust agreements, and tax returns. Some records may be irreplaceable and should be kept in a locked fireproof file; others may be kept in a permanent file; others may be kept for a definite period of time before tossing; still others can be immediately tossed so they never make it into the files in the first place. Making sure the files and folders are set up properly for your purposes will smooth the job of filing away the papers and records.

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147 TIPS FOR PICKING, TRACKING, AND OWNING MUTUAL FUNDS & ETFS WITH MUTUAL FUND
$115

Eleanore K. Szymanski, CFP®,
Personal Financial Advocate,

The Financial Planning Answerplace, LLC, and
EKS Associates of Princeton
Darren L. Zagarola, CFP®, CPA, PFS, Financial Life Planner,
EKS Associates of Princeton
Howard Hook, CFP®, CPA, fee only Financial Life Planner,
EKS Associates of Princeton

Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 13, 5 session


This new course is a natural outgrowth of the ABCs of Investment Courses offered in the past. Here we will concentrate on the many features and nuances of individual mutual funds/ETFs and fund families. We’ll explore what to watch for and understand why to choose specific mutual fund products, and what to avoid and why. Attendees need not have attended prior classes but should have a basic knowledge of investments and asset allocation.

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148 TAKING CARE OF OUR FINANCIAL
HEALTH AND FUTURE:
A COURSE FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES PHS

Gabriella Clapp Milley, MBA, University of Chicago, $45
Financial Advisor with Nationwide Planning Associates, Princeton

Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, March 8, 2 sessions

Women are living longer. In this hands-on course, women will learn to budget and plan for: increasing living costs, medical expenses, pension and social security benefits. We will assess our investment and savings options over the long term. Students will gain understanding of the steps required to be financially ready for the future.

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149 SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE:
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

Gabriella Clapp Milley, MBA, University of Chicago, $30
Financial Advisor with Nationwide
Planning Associates, Princeton

Tues., 6:30–8:00 pm, April 10, 1 session

Are you wondering how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan? When are you eligible to start taking benefits? Did you know you can increase your retirement income substantially depending on when you begin taking benefits? How do benefits differ for married couples? How have these benefits changed recently? What about Medicare? What is and is not covered? Are there any costs that I need to pay? What about taxes? Are my benefits taxed? What if I continue working while taking my social security benefits? These and other questions related to Social Security and Medicare and how your decisions will impact your retirement will be covered.

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150 LINKEDIN LAB!
Ed Han, recruiter & job seeker ally $30 each section
Please indicate section for which you are registering

Section A: LinkedIn Lab: Profiles—Tues., Feb. 13, 7:00–9:00 pm

Section B: LinkedIn Lab: Networking—Tues., Feb. 20, 7:00–9:00 pm

Section C: LinkedIn Lab: Research—Tues., Feb 27, 7:00–9:00 pm

An immersive, 3-part series of coaching sessions that can take anyone from complete novice to practiced user.

Section A: LinkedIn Lab: Profiles—Tues., Feb. 13, 7:00–9:00 pm

From figuring out which email and provider to use (yes, this matters!) to having a profile that puts your best professional foot forward for branding, networking, and career opportunities, this 2 hour session has you covered. Attendees are encouraged to bring a resume hardcopy or have an accessible electronic version. Join us to figure out how best to begin presenting your professional value proposition.

Section B: LinkedIn Lab: Networking—Tues., Feb. 20, 7:00–9:00 pm

This session revolves around understanding how to interact most effectively with others on LinkedIn, from wording your invitations to connect, to groups, to following your alma mater, thought-leaders and your employer, their competitors, and possible employers of interest. And we will explore the importance of having a clear strategy for invitations to connect that you sent or accept.

Section C: LinkedIn Lab: Research—Tues., Feb 27, 7:00–9:00 pm

The final session, Research revolves around how to become better educated about how to find people in your network, and how to make heads or tails of the information you glean about them. From LinkedIn Recommendations, both received and given; to reviewing someone’s followed companies, schools, and thought-leaders; and up to researching them on other sites.

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151 SHARK TANK PHS

Eric LaMorte, registered patent attorney $50

Tues., 7:00–9:30 pm, March 13, 1 session

Any assignment that has a goal and a target date is, by definition, a project. Almost everyone manages. Do you have an invention or a new idea for a product? If you do then this one night lecture is for you. The class informs students how to research and protect their ideas so that the idea can be safely presented to companies and investors. The class teaches about the patent system, how the patent system works and how to apply for a patent. The class also teaches how to avoid the many pitfalls that await the inexperienced inventor. The class is taught by an experienced patent attorney.

 

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152 MASTERING THE JOB MARKET: OBJECTIVES, CAREER PLAN, STRATEGY PHS
Alex Freund, career coach $115

Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 5 sessions  

If opportunity knocks, are you ready? Today’s job market demands that you be ready, able, and willing to accept a job change. It could be a promotion, a new role, re-entering the job market, a career transition, or even a job loss. This five-part series is designed to keep you current with market trends. You will learn about new career and job search technologies, design your professional profile, and embrace the complexities of communications to create break-through career results. Alex Freund, known as “The Landing Expert,” reveals his interview coaching expertise and his experience as a former executive who has hired hundreds of employees. Each session will focus on the hiring manager’s perspective and the hiring process. You will learn how to promote your “best self” in a way that captures the hiring manager’s interest and establishes you as a formidable candidate. During the seminar, you will develop a framework for your personal roadmap. You will add key components to your toolkit each week. You will learn how to weave these components together to position you for success. And you will identify the necessary actions needed to achieve your desired goal(s). All sessions are highly interactive and include the opportunity to practice newly learned skills including answering challenging interview questions.

 

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154 PICTURE PERFECT! MAKING GREAT PHOTOS PHS 

Larry Parsons, avid photographer

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 4 sessions $75

This class is in workshop format. The focus is on you, the student. There will be lots of conversation and student interaction. We’ll review how to use your camera and discuss how to take a photo that gets across the maker’s point. We’ll discuss and demonstrate elements of composition and there will be weekly assignments to make images to share and discuss with the class. Student’s participation is a key element in learning and developing personal style.

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155 INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM PHS NEW!

Dave Burwell, professional photographer $89

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, March 22, 5 sessions (no class April 5)

 

This mini course introduces the key features of Adobe’s popular and powerful photo editing program, Lightroom Classic CC. Through hands-on exercises, you will learn to import, review and edit/ enhance your photos; share and print them; and organize your photo library.

NOTE: Students are required to bring to each class session a laptop computer with Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC installed.

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156 ADVANCED PHOTO EDITING IN PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM VIDEO EDITING NEW!

Dave Burwell, professional photographer $89

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 5 sessions

This mini course will focus on the advanced editing capabilities within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC. You will learn how to push your photos to their creative limit and create stunning images. You should have a working knowledge of Lightroom, such as that gained through Intro to Photoshop Lightroom.

NOTE: Students are required to bring to each class session a laptop computer with adobe Photoshop lightroom Classic CC installed.

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157 PHOTOBOOKS FROM DIGITAL TO PRINT NEW!

Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator, and owner of High Five Technology instruction, LLC

Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm March 1, 4 sessions

 

Digital photo management has many advantages, but there are those of us who miss flipping through a print photo album. Luckily, there are many services that easily allow you to make professional looking photo books out of your digital pictures. We will compare different services available online and students will receive guidance setting up their photobooks with Mixbook.

NOTE: Students must have access to a library of their photos, either online or via an external hard drive (flash drive, USB stick, etc.). Students must also be prepared to create a free Mixbook account using an email address and are welcome to bring their own devices.

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158 DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING PHS NEW!

Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator, and owner of $80 High Five Technology instruction, LLC

Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm March 29, 4 sessions (no class April 5)

 

Learn to preserve your memories using two different pieces of FREE software: Google Slides and Canva. We will use them to make digital scrapbooks that are stored online and are accessible anywhere to present as slide shows or simply flip through with friends.

NOTE: Students should be prepared to create free accounts for both services and are welcome to bring their own devices.

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159 VIDEO EDITING (see note for location) NEW!

Sam Russell, independent producer of commercial and documentary films  $140

Wed., 6:15–7:45 pm, Feb. 28, 4 sessions

Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:00–9:30 pm, 1 session

 

This is a basic course in video editing using the latest version of Apple’s Final Cut Pro. It is designed to help those who are familiar with Apple computers but who may even be new to non-linear video editing on a computer. As part of the course tuition, students will receive a portable hard-drive to be used during the course and which they can keep for subsequent projects. A detailed week by week topic for each class can be found in the class detail section on our website.
 

NOTE: This class will be held at Princeton Community Television editing room, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, new Jersey. See online description for a detail week by week syllabus. Class limited to 6 students.

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161  GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MAC
Sederia Brown, CEO and founder
of MadamTechKnow
$40
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 2 sessions

Got a Mac? This class will teach you to unlock its full potential and make it do more for YOU. We’re eager to share the Mac basics and demonstrate some tips and tricks. Come see how easy it is to get started, stay organized, and get the most out of your Mac.

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162 WHAT ARE APPS AND HOW CAN I USE THEM
(Apple products only)

Sederia Brown, CEO and founder
of Madam TechKnow $30

Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 20, 1 session

Harness the power of the App Store filled with amazing, hand crafted apps. Explore the many apps to organize your life … store your discount cards, learn about traffic ahead, secure and track your devices … There is an app for that! Come and discover all the exciting apps waiting on the App Store for you.

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163 FACEBOOK 101 PHS

Sederia Brown, CEO and founder of
Madam TechKnow $40

Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 27, 2 sessions

 

We’ll also explore the Facebook homepage, Timeline, friend request, notifications, and messages. This course will give you the essentials you need to navigate through Facebook. Just bring your username and password to class, or if you don’t have one we will help you setup an account. Facebook is a great way to stay connected to family and friends! Let’s explore together!

 

 

 

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164 WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? PHS NEW!

Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator, and
owner of  High Five Technology Instruction, LLC

Thurs., 8:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 15, 3 sessions

$50

This interactive, survey course will cover the most popular social media sites and answer the essential questions: what is social media and why do people use it? If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between a snap, a post, a tweet, and a pin; or wondered what people are doing with all those selfies, this course is for you. Students who wish to sign up for social media accounts during the course must bring their own devices and have an email address.

 

 

 

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165 DISCOVERING THE SECRETS OF YOUR iPHONE 

Sederia Brown, CEO and founder of
MadamTechKnow $40

Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, March 13, 2 sessions

Your iPhone is packed with features and hidden functionalities that might surprise you. Capture magical moments with your camera, make shopping lists and talk face-to-face with loved ones. We’ll show you the ins and outs of iMessage, Notification Center, Reminders, and more. We’ll even show you some of iCloud’s iPhone finding technology!

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166 INTRO TO iPAD 101 (beginner) PHS

Sederia Brown, CEO and founder of
MadamTechKnow $30

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, March 1, 1 session

Familiarize yourself and take the wheel of your iPad and its beautiful software; iOS. From the initial set-up to customizing your home screen, we’ll walk you through the basic features plus share a few tips and tricks to take you to the next level.

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168  DIGITAL TOOLS FOR GENEALOGY—Part II PHS NEW!

Carla Zimowsk, technology manager,
Princeton University $60

Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, March 6, 3 sessions

Technology plays a fundamental role in today’s genealogy as it continually provides an array of new tools for the family historian. This course (offered in two parts) offers an overview of digital tools for conducting research, staying organized, digitizing family archives, building family trees and sharing family stories. Students may take the two-part course in any sequence or select the part that best fits their current genealogical activities. Part I (spring) focuses on online searching tools and techniques (including Family Search, Ancestry, Google, etc.), digital file organization, and intro to treebuilding options. Part II (spring) focuses on more advanced tree building matters, digitization tools (cameras, scanners, apps, etc.), mapping your ancestors, and sharing your family story. Students may bring their own device and should be comfortable using a computer (Mac or Windows).

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169 LEARN ANYTHING WITH YOUTUBE PHS NEW!

Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator, and owner of High Five Technology instruction,LLC

Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 15, 2 sessions  $40

YouTube may be the most effective mode of informal education ever invented. Learn to do anything by using YouTube videos from knitting to language-learning; from household repairs to yoga. YouTube has it all. Learn to make playlists, subscribe to channels and jump start your YouTube education.

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170 MAXIMIZE CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO CHATBOTS PHS NEW!

Sabrina Teekah, Vice President, Op X Consulting inc. $30

Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 27, 1 session

 

Reach customers when and where they spend their time. A recent report found that the average adult spends more than 5 hours per day on their mobile device and 50% of that time is spent within social media apps! This course is an introduction to Chatbots. Chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate conversation with users over the internet. Why should you care? How businesses can use Chatbots? Using a Chatbot for your business may be the answer to getting people’s attention in a fun way and asking them to ACTION.

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171 EMAIL MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESS— AN INTRODUCTION TO MAILCHIMP, $30
David Schuchman,
owner of Princeton Technology Advisors, LL C.

Thurs., 6:00-8:00 pm, Feb. 15, 1 session

This class introduces MailChimp, a web-based email marketing program used to send messages to a group of people using email. MailChimp provides small business a productive way to advertise, provide information, or enhance a relationship with your clients. You will create a MailChimp account, including a list of email addresses and an email campaign. You must have an active email account that you can access online via the provided training PC.

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172 INTRODUCTION TO WEBSITES AND BLOGGING USING GOOGLE BLOGGER PHS
David Schuchman,
owner of Princeton Technology Advisors, LL C.

Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 22, 2 sessions

Blogger is Google’s free tool for creating blogs and websites. It is robust, free to use, includes builtin analytics, and has no recurring hosting charges. Learn the benefits of blogging and how to create your own blog site or website with this flexible tool. This hands-on class requires an intermediate computer skill level using a word processor. Students must have a google Gmail account, or be willing to create one in the class, and will need to access their email account during the class.

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173 WEBSITE TYPES AND BEST PRACTICES PHS
David Schuchman,
owner of Princeton Technology Advisors, LL C.

Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, March 15, 1 session $30

This program introduces you to just what are a website and blog site. It discusses different types of sites, the reasons you could benefit from having your own site, and site development best practices. Then, it will introduce you to some of the tools and programs available for you to create your own site and introduce Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your site.

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174 DIGITAL MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
David Schuchman,
owner of Princeton Technology Advisors, LL C.

Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, March 29, 1 session $30

The Internet has given consumers unprecedented access to information, and has forever changed the way companies do business. Customers no longer just hear the marketing message—they comment on it, critique it, “Like” it! Digital marketing provides the tools that businesses need to leverage the Internet to reach customers, interact and influence them at all stages in the buying cycle. Digital marketing components include website design, content, SEO, paid search, social media, email, and more. We will introduce students to many of the digital marketing channels which are available, help you decide which your business should start using, how to begin to use them most effectively, and how to measure the return on you marketing investment.

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175 INTRODUCTION TO SLACK PHS
Matthew Parker, IT manager, Princeton University,
who enjoys using technology to do things better, faster, and smarter

Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, March 15, 1 session $30

Maybe you have heard that email is “dying”, perhaps your workplace just setup a Slack team, or maybe you are just curious what all this Slack hype is about. This course will get you in to and using Slack, understanding channels, announcements, and Slackbots. We will also walk through customizing your preferences, sharing files, and direct messaging.

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176 MASTER GOOGLE SEARCH
Matthew Parker, IT manager, Princeton University,
who enjoys using technology to do things better, faster, and smarter

Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, April 10, 1 session $30

 

In this class we will turn the simple Googler into a Googling Guru by discovering how to find things faster, how to search specific sites, how to reverse lookup images, and much more. If you did not know Google could do math, tell you the weather, or alert you when your name appears in the news, this class is for you.

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177 PREVENTING DIGITAL THEFT
Matthew Parker, IT manager, Princeton University,
who enjoys using technology to do things better, faster, and smarter
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, April 19, 1 session $30

You use technology every day and probably see news stories every other day about this company being hacked and that person’s identity being stolen. What is the average person supposed to do to protect themselves? This course will give an overview of some best practices in securing your personal technology. From protecting your cellphone and choosing good passwords to browsing the web safely and securing your home wireless network.

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178 PARENTING TECHNOLOGY
Matthew Parker, IT manager, Princeton University,
who enjoys using technology to do things better, faster, and smarter

Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, april 24, 1 session $30

Parenting is tough, why not get a little help from technology? This course will give an overview of options available to parents to help enforce rules they have set for mobile devices, computers, and home internet usage. We will walk through ways to restrict mobile device usage, filter home internet content, limit time spent online, and much more.

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179 WORKPLACE POWERPOINT PHS NEW!
Matthew Parker, IT manager, Princeton University,
who enjoys using technology to do things better, faster, and smarter

Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, March 20, 2 sessions $75

The team wants to see your proposal, the clients need info on our product line, the boss is interested in next years’ goals … You need PowerPoint. This class will guide learners through creating, refining, and polishing their PowerPoint presentations. We will explore features useful to the beginner and expert and go through using transitions, animations, themes and smart art to help make sure your presentation communicates and impresses.

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Excel

180 EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS PHS
Matthew Parker, IT manager, Princeton University,
who enjoys using technology to do things better, faster, and smarter

Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 13, 3 sessions $75

Whether you use Excel at work or play this could will give an introduction to many of the features that make it so useful. Through a completely hands-on course we will explore the program interface, practice helpful keyboard shortcuts, create charts and spark lines, use basic formulas and functions, and explore free templates that can give us a head start on that next Excel project.

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181 INTERMEDIATE EXCEL PHS
Matthew Parker, IT manager, Princeton University,
who enjoys using technology to do things better, faster, and smarter

Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, March 6, 2 sessions $65

As we get beyond the basics in Excel we will place a stronger emphasis on getting data into your documents, understanding how to write functions and formulas, and utilizing dropdown menus for keeping data consistent. Pivot tables, custom views, lookup, and conditional formatting will all be explained and explored through practical hands-on activities.

All Microsoft Office classes are taught by Matthew Parker, Technical Support Analyst, Princeton University who enjoys using technology to do things better, faster, and smarter.

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ESL

201 Level 1 Beginner English
(Textbook: World English Intro)
Tuesday, 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
$90

Princeton Adult School offers multi-skill classes on Tuesdays and conversation classes on Thursdays. The PAS ESL curriculum links each multi-skill class on Tuesdays to a conversation class on Thursdays. Students can choose to register for a multi-skill class alone, a conversation class alone, or for both a multi-skill class and its corresponding conversation class.

The Tuesday night multi-skill classes teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn conversational American English and review practical grammar, idioms, and vocabulary.
*There is a $25 textbook fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. For students who have the textbook, there is no additional fee.

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202 Level 2 High Beginner/Low Intermediate English
(Textbook: World English 1)
Tuesday, 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
$90

Princeton Adult School offers multi-skill classes on Tuesdays and conversation classes on Thursdays. The PAS ESL curriculum links each multi-skill class on Tuesdays to a conversation class on Thursdays. Students can choose to register for a multi-skill class alone, a conversation class alone, or for both a multi-skill class and its corresponding conversation class.

The Tuesday night multi-skill classes teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn conversational American English and review practical grammar, idioms, and vocabulary.
*There is a $25 textbook fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. For students who have the textbook, there is no additional fee.

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211 Beginner Conversation
(Textbook: World English 1)
Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
$90

Princeton Adult School offers multi-skill classes on Tuesdays and conversation classes on Thursdays. The PAS ESL curriculum links each multi-skill class on Tuesdays to a conversation class on Thursdays. Students can choose to register for a multi-skill class alone, a conversation class alone, or for both a multi-skill class and its corresponding conversation class.

The Thursday conversation classes are designed to help students improve oral communication skills and confidence in speaking. Students learn important vocabulary for common everyday topics and practice short presentations and dialogues.

*There is a $25 textbook fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. For students who have the textbook, there is no additional fee.

 

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212  High Beginner/Low Intermediate Conversation
(Textbook: World English 1)
Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
$90

Princeton Adult School offers multi-skill classes on Tuesdays and conversation classes on Thursdays. The PAS ESL curriculum links each multi-skill class on Tuesdays to a conversation class on Thursdays. Students can choose to register for a multi-skill class alone, a conversation class alone, or for both a multi-skill class and its corresponding conversation class.

The Thursday conversation classes are designed to help students improve oral communication skills and confidence in speaking. Students learn important vocabulary for common everyday topics and practice short presentations and dialogues.

*There is a $25 textbook fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. For students who have the textbook, there is no additional fee.
 

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203 Intermediate/Advanced English
(Textbook: World English 3)
Angela Kitching, Certified ESL instructor
Tuesday, 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
$120

This class will help you master more complex grammar structures, expand your vocabulary, improve your ability to understand spoken English, and address specific pronunciation issues.   

*There is a $25 textbook fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. For students who have the textbook, there is no additional fee.

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214 Social English for Advanced Learners
(Textbook: World English 3)
Angela Kitching, Certified ESL instructor
Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
$120

This class will help to make you more confident in casual conversations with friends, coworkers, and acquaintances. News stories, radio broadcasts, and personal experiences will be used for small andlarge-group discussions. Some time will also be devoted to short student presentations.

*There is a $25 textbook fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. For students who have the textbook, there is no additional fee.

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312 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS PHS
Giulia L. Vallucci, “Italian Travel Tours”
Independent travel consultant and Italian teacher
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
$129

Planning a trip to Italy to discover the beauty of this country and its people—or planning on visiting relatives you haven’t seen in a long time and want to impress with your Italian? This is the right course for you! The class focuses on everyday communication and will help visitors and travelers in different situations.

NOTE: There will be a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

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317 KOREAN: DON’T BE A TOURIST, BE AN
EDUCATED TRAVELER! PHS NEW!
Insung Choe, native born Korean instructor
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 13, 6 sessions
$95

Language and culture are inseparable. In this class, Korean will be taught in the cultural context, focusing mainly on speaking and listening, and some basic reading and writing for your travel to be a whole lot more enjoyable. Korea is a beautiful country, with delicious cuisine, loving people, diverse geography, and culture. The number of visitors to Korea has more than doubled in the past decade. I know the Seoul area inside out, and have tons of recommendations. SO, if you are planning a visit to Korea, come take this class!

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318 PORTUGUESE FOR TRAVELERS PHS

Cristiane V. N. Hermont, experienced

instructor and native Portuguese speaker 

Tues., 7:30-9:00 pm, Feb. 15,

6 sessions $95

This romantic language will empower you to either travel back in time or embark on exotic adventures in tropical paradises! Portuguese is not simply the language of the Portuguese people. It is spoken on four continents, besides being the seventh-most spoken language in the world. In an upbeat and informal atmosphere, have fun while learning how to enhance your travel experiences. Get ready to speak from day one!

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320 SPANISH FOR TRAVELERS PHS
Norma Lopez, Spanish teacher
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
(No class April 3)
$129

This is a great class for the beginner preparing to travel to a Spanish-speaking country. You’ll learn basic phrases and idioms to get along in Spanish, and basic grammar structure, including word recognition, correct pronunciation, and lots of useful phrases not only to survive, but also to enrich your travels! A few simple sentences go a long way toward meeting locals, making friends, and having unforgettable experiences on the road!

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300 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PHS
Sally Stang, sign language instructor
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 7 sessions
$125

Sign language incorporates gestures, facial expressions and a bit of mime. Students will learn to make conversation about everyday life using approximately 250 vocabulary words. Vocabulary and conversational fluency is reinforced with the use of sentence practice and short signed conversations. Great fun in an entertaining, no-pressure environment.

NOTE: Students must be at least 16 years of age to register for this class.

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301 CHINESE BEGINNER (continued from the fall) PHS
Nan Yu, Chinese language teacher
Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
$149

Chinese for Beginner provides an introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis will be placed on phonetic training (pinyin and tones), social conversation and vocabulary, and basic sentence structure.

TEXT: Experiencing Chinese—Living in China, first edition (Chinese XP), ISBN 978-7-04-018747-2.

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302 CHINESE—ADVANCED BEGINNER
(continued from the fall) PHS
Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
$149

This course is a continuation of Chinese Beginner and for people who already know pinyin. We will focus on everyday communication and learn about China through supplemental and video materials.

TEXT: Experiencing Chinese—Living in China, first edition (Chinese XP), ISBN 978-7-04-018747-2

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303 CHINESE INTERMEDIATE
(continued from the fall)
Nan Yu, Chinese language teacher
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Feb. 14, 10 sessions
(No class April 3)
$159

Intermediate Chinese is intended for students who are familiar with pinyin and have a basic understanding of the Chinese sentence patterns. Complex sentence structures will be introduced and analyzed; related daily life application and cultural topics will be supplemented.

TEXTS:Optional: Beginning Chinese: 2nd Revised Editionby John DeFrancis (ISBN-10: 0300020589); Character Text for Beginning Chinese: 2nd Editionby John DeFrancis (ISBN-10: 0300020597); Suggested:Beginning Chinese Reader (Part I)by John DeFrancis (ISBN-10: 0300020600).

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304 FRENCH I PHS
(continued from the fall)
Paul Tastenhoye, French instructor,
The College of New Jersey
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5) $149

French I is for beginners and for those who had some French years ago. It attempts to create a genuine French atmosphere with authentic dialogues, emphasizing fluency and spontaneity in French conversation, as well as offering grammatical fundamentals.

TEXT: Voilà!: An Introduction to French, 5th Edition, by L. Kathy Heilenman, Isabelle Kaplan, and Claude Toussaint Tournier, (Thomson-Heinle), ISBN-10: 1413005217 and ISBN-13: 9781413005219

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305 FRENCH II PHS
(continued from the fall)
Paul Tastenhoye, French instructor,
The College of New Jersey
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
(No class April 3)
$165

This course is a continuation of French I and for people who already know some French. We will build confidence in listening and speaking skills, as well as extend your grasp of French grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation using a variety of authentic French materials.

TEXT: Voilà!: An Introduction to French, 5th Edition, by L. Kathy Heilenman, Isabelle Kaplan, and Claude Toussaint Tournier, (Thomson-Heinle), ISBN-10: 1413005217 and ISBN-13: 9781413005219

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306 FRENCH III PHS
(continued from the fall)
Paul Tastenhoye, French instructor,
The College of New Jersey
Thurs., 8:00–10:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
$165

This course is designed for students who have completed French I and II or who have a fair amount of prior knowledge of the language. It continues a survey of practical French with particular emphasis on conversation. Students who have not taken French I or II should confer with the instructor before enrolling.

TEXT: Voilà!: An Introduction to French, 5th Edition, by L. Kathy Heilenman, Isabelle Kaplan, and Claude Toussaint Tournier, (Thomson-Heinle), ISBN-10: 1413005217 and ISBN-13: 9781413005219

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307 FRENCH IV
(continued from the fall)
Paul Tastenhoye, French instructor,
The College of New Jersey $165
Tues., 8:00–10:00 pm, Feb. 13,
10 sessions
No class April 3

French IV is the continuation of French III with a greater emphasis on conversation and particular grammar points and includes reading material taken from contemporary French literature.

TEXT: Interactionlanguage et culture—8eme edition, Susan St. Onge, Ronald St. Onge (Heinle)
ISBN: 978-0-495-91636-9

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308 GERMAN I
(continued from the fall)
Ute Mehnert, German historian,
journalist, and writer
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 13,
10 sessions $145
No class April 3

Learning German doesn’t have to be hard! Besides Germany, German is spoken in Austria, Switzerland (75% of the population!), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Northern Italy. This course will prepare you to travel, order food, enjoy the sights, and get around. You may want to visit places of your ancestors or explore the wine regions—now you can! You are given the opportunity to acquire basic skills and knowledge through listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course will lay a solid ground work for daily conversations and give you a firm basis for more advanced German courses.

TEXT: German, second edition, by Heimy Taylor and Werner Haas (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). ISBN-10: 0470165510.

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309 GERMAN II
Valentina Meuren, teacher, consultant,
MS in Ed. Science,
PhD in Psycholinguistics

Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 15,
10 sessions (No class April 5)
$145

Perfect your language skills by taking German II. This course is suitable for those students who have prior knowledge of German. In addition to the textbook, we will read simple texts to improve your basic understanding of spoken and written German. Main focus is still on improving your conversational skills, so plan your trip to Europe (or Africa!) while learning about the different regions and specialties in German speaking countries.

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310 GERMAN CONVERSATION
(continued from the fall) PHS
Valentina Meuren, teacher,
consultant, MS in Ed. Science,
PhD in Psycholinguistics
Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
$145

German is the language of “Dichter und Denker,” poets and thinkers. Diese Klasse ist für die fortgeschrittenen Studenten, die ihre Sprachkenntnisse verbessern möchten. Jede Woche sprechen wir über ein neues Thema. Zur Themenvorbereitung benutzen wir Texte von Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, deutscher Literatur, deutschen Sagen und Märchen, aber auch Filme und Videos. Eine begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl garantiert viele Gelegenheiten, mit Spass die Nuancen der deutschen Sprache zu verstehen und zu erlernen.

NOTE: There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

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311 HEBREW FOR EVERYBODY PHS NEW!
Ruthi Steinmetz Bracha,
native-speaking Hebrew teacher
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
$145

This is a great course for people who are planning to visit Israel for business or leisure travel, and also for anyone who is interested in learning Hebrew at a beginner level. You will learn basic vocabulary and grammar through dialogues that are particularly useful in day-to-day interactions and will allow you to interact in Hebrew in a short time. You will also learn to read and write in Hebrew, a beautiful and unique language.

TEXT: Hebrew in 10 Minutes a Day, 7th edition, Kristine K. Kershul, ISBN-13: 9781931873369. Book can be found at Barnesandnoble.com.

NOTE: There will be a $7 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

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313 ITALIAN I (continued from the fall) PHS
Marilena Perrone, experienced
teacher of Italian
Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
$145

 

Italian I provides a basic knowledge of the language through oral and written classwork and introduces various aspects of Italy’s cultural life through a range of materials. The grammar covered includes fundamental uses of the articles, nouns and present tenses.

TEXT: CIAO, Carla Lareses Riga, Seventh Edition

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314 ITALIAN III PHS
(continued from the fall)
Giulia Vallucci, experienced teacher of Italian
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
No class April 3
$145

This course is for students who have completed Italian II or who have an equivalent knowledge of Italian. The class will continue to study grammar, practice conversation and learn about Italy through relevant reading, audio and video materials.

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315 ITALIAN CONVERSATION AND COMPREHENSION  PHS
(continued from the fall)
Giulia Vallucci, Experienced teacher of Italian
$145
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 13,
10 sessions
No class April 3

This course aims to involve students in an active and participatory way by reading, understanding and discussing articles and texts that will vary by subject. In other words, it will be a course of fun, full immersion and interaction. The course will mainly focus on an all-in Italian structure, maximizing conversation and comprehension. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to read and comprehend articles and texts, understand and be able to converse about what they will continue reading, and communicate in Italian.

 

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316 JAPANESE FOR BEGINNERS
(continued from the fall) PHS
Maki Ray, Japanese teacher
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
(No class April 3)
$145

More than sushi and anime! This is an introductory-to-beginner level Japanese course. Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure useful in everyday activities. The class will emphasize practical oral conversations, but students will also learn how to read and write hiragana, one of the three writing systems in Japanese. This will help you survive in Japan!

TEXT: Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 Coursebook for Communicative Language Activities. ISBN-13: 978-4-384-05752-2
NOTE: Please bring the textbook to the first class.

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319 RUSSIAN I PHS
(continued from the fall)
Katya Kotreleva, Russian teacher
and private tutor
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 13,
10 sessions
No class April 3
$159

This course aims to provide basic knowledge of Russian grammar so that students can read simple texts. It concentrates on conversation and vocabulary specific to topics useful and interesting to people traveling to Russia for either pleasure or business.

 

TEXT: Russian for Beginners, by Y.G. Ovsiyenko, (Russky Yazyk Publishers, 1989), ISBN-10: 5200004985 and ISBN-13: 978-5200004980.

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321 SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS PHS
Norma Lopez, Spanish teacher and tutor
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
(No class April 3)
$139

This course is an invaluable resource for doctors, practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, technicians, medical administrators, physical therapists, and all medical students regardless of their interests and focus. The course provides the basic skills to interact with Spanish speakers by learning basic medical terminology. The course will also offer an overview of aspects of Latin American culture that may impact patients’ medical decisions.

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322 SPANISH I (continued from the fall) PHS
Section A: Ana Mejia-Guillon, Spanish
teacher and translation services
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
(No class April 3)
Section B: Norma Lopez, Spanish teacher and tutor
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
Please indicate section for which you are registering.
$139

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis will be placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Particular attention will be given to pronunciation and fundamental grammar.

 

TEXT: Aula Internacional 1, New Edition (For English Speakers) ISBN 978-84-15846-77-2

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323 SPANISH II (continued from the fall) PHS
Ana Mejia-Guillon, Spanish teacher and
translation services
Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm, Feb. 15, 10 sessions
(No class April 5)
$139

This course is for students who have completed Spanish I, or who have a previous knowledge of Spanish and feel comfortable with the basics. We will continue exploring the joys and difficulties of the language through oral and written exercises, and talking about Spanish and Latin American cultures.

TEXT: Nos Vemos A1 Libro del Alumno ISBN: 9788484436515 (or for Spanish II and III Nos Vemos A1-A2 ISBN: 9788484437871)

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324 SPANISH III PHS
(continued from the fall)
Ana Mejia-Guillon,
Spanish teacher and translation services
$169
Thurs., 7:30–9:30 pm, Feb. 15,
10 sessions (No class April 5)

 

This course is for students who have completed Spanish II or who have an equivalent knowledge of Spanish. It will focus on preterit, imperfect and future tenses; build vocabulary and, most importantly, develop oral communication skills. Oral and written exercises will be assigned every week. An interview with the instructor prior to registration is required for all new students.

TEXT: Nos Vemos A 2 Libro del Alumno ISBN: 9788484436539

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325 ESPANOL IV (NIVEL INTERMEDIO AVANZADO) PHS
(continued from the fall)
Ana Mejia-Guillon,
Spanish teacher and translation services
$169
Tues., 8:00–9:30 pm, Feb. 13, 10 sessions
No class April 3

Usaremos un nuevo manual que permite responder a la diversidad de necesidades de los estudiantes que siguen un curso de intermedio a avanzado y los que buscan desarrollar su destreza comunicativa. Cada tres unidades habrá un repaso para fijar los conocimientos adquiridos. El texto contiene 12 unidades que se agrupan en seis grandes ámbitos de trabajo en clase, entre ellas: (1) conversación, (2) reflexión y práctica de cuestiones pragmáticas, (3) cultura, (4) comprensión audiovisual y lectora,. Adicionalmente trabajarán con algunos textos literarios y reportajes sobre eventos de actualidad.

TEXT: Nos Vemos 3 Libro del Alumno ISBN: 9788484438595

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