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General Info

How To Register

By MAIL

By Mail: Use the form in the back of the brochure or download the form from the website. 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. Please be sure to use the waitlist button. We often fill from our waitlist.

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.

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.

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.

ESL Registration

In-person registration will be held on Saturday, September 18, from 9:30 -11:00 am near the main entrance of Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Rain date will be Saturday, Sept. 25, 9:30-11:00. Scholarship information will be available at in-person registration.

World Language Students

World Language Students:

Please email us at info@princetonadultschool.org or call 609-683-1101 to receive instructions if you are unsure of your correct placement level.

 

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

For classes with field trips: If there is inclement weather approaching, we will email you if a class is cancelled or postponed. Please regularly check your emails for any updates.

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 2021–2022

Martha Friedman, President
Roslyn Vanderbilt, Vice President
Costa Papastephanou, Treasurer
Carol A. Goodheart, Secretary

Susan Burns
Marsha Child
Laura Connolly
Constance W. Hassett
Ray Hirschman
Pei Hsiang
Celina Imielinska
Jill Jahn
Martha King
Barbara Kirsh
Everett Kline

Celia Lidz
Alta Malberg
Selina Man
Fran Mascia-Lees
Joseph Mazzetti
Deborah Nord
Janet Pickover
Melissa Rendsburg
Kathleen Russo
Linda Sedgewick
Rashma Sharma

Anne Soos
Denise Stratman
Ann Summer
Eleanore Szymanski
Melissa Terranova
Toni Turano
Ellen Veden
Jean Yepes
Inkyung Yi
Darren Zagarola
Elizabeth Zuckerman

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

Letter from the President

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Letter from the President

What a year it has been for the Princeton Adult School! The hard work by our dedicated school staff and faculty last semester resulted in a highly successfully transition to remote teaching via Zoom. Because of their creativity and energy, we were able to continue providing the excellent adult education programming our community has come to expect from PAS. Due to our rental facilities not being 100% open for public use at the time of publication, our fall 2021 semester will again be offered via Zoom. We remain committed to providing a broad range of stimulating courses offered by the highest quality instructors and experts and our online platform will continue to offer the unique learning experience that you have grown accustom to. The PAS board and staff have assembled an exciting Fall 2021 roster of classes and lectures that we hope will interest and inspire you.  We encourage you to browse the catalog and go on-line (or call us) to register for courses.

On behalf of the entire Princeton Adult School board, I hope you find something that piques your interest and that you choose to join us this coming semester.

Wishing you a fall full of learning,

Martha Friedman

President - Princeton Adult School

Location Key

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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, LEARN TO KNIT, PHS, or MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS, JW. All locations, abbreviations and addresses are given below. They are in Princeton unless otherwise noted.

1 ACP

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street

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.

Phone 609-683-1101 Fax 609-688-1181

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

HOLIDAYS: Please check the dates next to your course details as some classes may not be held depending on the schedule of the instructor. No classes will be held Thursday, Nov. 25.

ESL STUDENTS - In-person registration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9:30-11:00 am near the main entrance of Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Rain date will be Sat., Sept. 25, 9:30-11:00. Scholarship information will be available at in-person registration.

WORLD LANGUAGE STUDENTS - Please email us at info@princetonadultschool.org or call 609-683-1101 to receive instructions if you are unsure of your correct placement level.

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Catalog Directory

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The Claire R. Jacobus Lecture Series
001 Food for Thought: Thoughts About Food (Virtual) NEW!
Tues., 8:00 pm, Oct. 19, 8 sessions
$140

Did your favorite restaurant close for good during the pandemic? Have you volunteered for a food bank or wondered how to get food to people who are most in need? Were you recently masking in the supermarket, going curb-side, or shopping for groceries online?  These days we’re all thinking about food, and in many different ways.  Please join us for our fall lecture series, “Food for Thought: Thoughts about Food,” on the growing, production, consumption, politics, and symbolism of food.  Our speakers will consider food worldwide: in the laboratory, the food pantry, and the local orchard; in art & literature; on our tongues and on our menus.

Zoom Online Video Conference

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Oct. 19

Can We Really Vote with Our Forks?   

ANDREW CHIGNELL, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Religion and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

 

Oct. 26

Sustainable Urban Food Systems: Opportunities, Challenges and Research Frontiers

ANU RAMASWAMI, Sanjay Swani '87 Professor of India Studies; Director, Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University

 

Nov. 2

Mary Janes and Burnt Sugar: Literature and American Racial Indigestion

ANNE CHENG, Professor of English, Princeton University

 

 

Nov. 9

Terhune Orchards as a Community Resource

PAM & GARY MOUNT, Owners, Terhune Orchards, Princeton, NJ

 

Nov. 16

Food plus Much More

DAVID R. FOX, Executive Director of Arm In Arm

 

Nov. 23

Combining Algae and Plants to Make More Food with Fewer Resources

MARTIN JONIKAS, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Nov. 30

Taste Genetics and Food Preferences

BEVERLY J. TEPPER, Professor, Department of Food Science, Director Center for Sensory Sciences & Innovation, Rutgers University

 

April 27

A Sea to Table Journal   

JACK MORRISON, Owner, Nassau Street Seafood, Blue Point Grill, Witherspoon Grill, Kristine’s, Princeton, NJ

 

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002      Persia/Iran: 5000 Years in Eight Lessons (Virtual)         NEW!
Ali Esteghlalian, PhD, bioengineering,
native of Iran

Thurs., 6:30-8:30 pm,
Oct. 14, 8 sessions (No class Nov. 25)
$160

The 5000 years of history in the Iranian Plateau began with pre-Imperial civilizations that rivaled ancient Mesopotamia, and later flourished into the rule of Imperial Persia with its repeated victories and defeats over the next 2500 years. This course explores the historical evolution of ancient Persia, a powerful rival to both Greeks and Romans, and the modern-day Iran as an influential player in world’s politics and international affairs.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

004 How You Can Become Your Own
Power Plant (Virtual)  NEW!
Michael Winka, executive director
of Sustainable Lawrence
Wed., 6:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 1 session
$40

Solar is one of our major renewable energy sources. It is versatile, clean and you can build a small power plant on your roof! With the current state and federal incentives, “Going Solar” is cost effective; but it can be complicated. In this class we will cover: how solar works, permits, how to connect to the grid and remain with your electric utility company, how to estimate system size, energy needs, cost and simple payback, how to apply for state and federal incentives, and how to find qualified contractors. We will also discuss various  options for solar storage and how to link your solar to other clean energy options to help reach 100% clean energy.

 

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003 Shine and Sparkle: Gemology (Virtual)
Hillary Spector, graduate gemologist (GG)
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Nov. 11, 5 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$95

Whether you love gems or are interested in a career in the industry, this Zoom program presents a solid foundation in pearls, diamonds, gems, and precious metals. Study how gems are formed, mined, identified, graded, and priced. Understand the properties and value of various precious metals. Learn about job opportunities and effective paths to a career in gemology.

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005 This is Not the Russia We Know
(Virtual)  NEW!
Natalia Black, teacher of
Russian language and culture
Thurs., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 21, 5 sessions
$95

This is not your regular Russian history and culture class. During this class we are going to speak about something that is usually hidden from tourists and propaganda. We’ll explore the fate of thousands of orphans and homeless people in Russia and Soviet Union. We’ll find out why science was thriving in Soviet penitentiary system. We’ll try to understand why talented artists devoted their lives to glorify USSR. During this class we’ll look at the unique photos, videos and artwork that were hidden, forgotten and almost lost.

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006 Demystifying Electric Vehicles (Virtual) NEW!
Michael Hornsby, electric vehicle pioneer
Wed., 6:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 20, 1 session
$40

The class will introduce electric vehicles, including topics such as: battery electric vehicles versus plug-in hybrids, a survey of the numerous makes and models and vehicle types (sedans, crossovers, pickup trucks), driving ranges, charging times, public charging networks, environmental, health and national security benefits, government cash and tax credit incentives, total cost of ownership (including home chargers) and living with an electric vehicle.

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007 Fight Like a Woman: An Examination of the
History of Women in War Since WW1 (Virtual)  NEW!
Elyse Alter, educator and history enthusiast
Tues., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 4 sessions
$80

In this course, we will take a journey through history to explore the often-untold narrative of the role of women during wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will examine the trajectory of the role of U.S. women in war and the lasting impacts it had for them on the homefront, including the intersectionality of war and women’s rights. We will focus on examining the periods of World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and Afghanistan to present day.  This class will begin with “From War to Suffrage”, then on to “Innovators of Our Time”, next is “Away from the Desk” and lastly, “Where Are We Now?”

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008 Emotional Intelligence for a
Friendlier, Stronger World (Virtual) NEW!
Nithila Peter, PhD, coach/counsel for
Emotional Intelligence & Leadership
Wed., 6:30-8:00 pm, Oct. 13, 5 session
$90

During this pandemic year, we have each experienced a range of emotions. These emotions shape the relationship to ourselves and others.  For emotions to illuminate their truths, we need to know them better. How do we develop a vocabulary of emotions?  This course offers an understanding of 42 emotions.: dark-detractor emotions and light-oriented, and constructive emotions. Which emotions grow our heart-resilience? This course demonstrates how the knowledge and skillful use of emotions could empower us to create trust, value, peace, innovation and purpose. EI treasures that will make our post pandemic world resilient and friendlier.

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009 Government: The Inside Scoop (Virtual)
Robert Peden, deputy budget director for the
State of New Jersey (retired)

Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 7, 5 sessions
$100


This course will review the operations and finances of local, state, and federal governments. Why are New Jersey taxes so high? How does the federal government manage the economy, especially in times of crises such as COVID-19? How does political ideology affect views on the role of government? Will Medicare and Social Security be there when I retire?

CLASS TOPICS:

Class 1
Functions and finances of municipal, county, state, and federal governments. Why are New Jersey taxes so high? Current fiscal conditions of the State of New Jersey and the federal government.

Class 2
Political Ideology. Liberals v conservatives v socialists v communists. Pros and cons of each. Views of government from the perspective of “blue” and “red” states.

Class 3
Principal characteristics of the US “mixed” economy. Compare/contrast with the economy of China. Fiscal policy v monetary policy. The role of the US Treasury department v the Federal Reserve Bank in managing the economy. Recession of 2008 and the current COVID-19 crisis.

Class 4
Entitlement programs: Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, Obamacare, and welfare. Will they be there when we need them? Ten-year forecasts of program costs and resources.

Class 5
Conclusions. Course review, topics suggested by students.

 

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010A Astronomy I (Virtual)
Paul Cirillo, TAS instructor
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Sept. 28, 3 sessions
$65

An introduction to Astronomy. Topics include understanding the night sky, our solar system, comets, galaxies, nebulae, eclipses, exoplanets, meteor showers, observing techniques with binoculars, and how to use internet astronomy resources (e.g., observing satellites and the Space Station!). All presentations are done in a relaxed manner and supported by fascinating images.

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010B Astronomy II (Virtual)
Paul Cirillo, TAS instructor
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Nov. 2, 3 sessions
$65

A continuing introduction to Astronomy. Topics include the life cycle of stars, dark energy, dark matter, major observatories, the seasons, celestial coordinate system, radio astronomy, Kuiper Belt, Asteroid Belt, dwarf planets, moons of the outer planets, spectroscopy and SETI. All presentations done in a relaxed manner and supported by fascinating images.

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011 An Insider’s View into a Commercial
Airline Flight (Virtual)
Robert Zyriek, former US Air Force fighter
pilot, flies commercial passenger jets
for a major U.S. airline
Mon., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 18, 1 session
$35

Conducted by a captain with 20 years of commercial flying experience with a major U.S. airline, this class will discuss the planning and execution of a three-hour flight from Newark to Dallas.  We’ll talk about the factors that go into the flight plan process – such as FAA regulations, route choice, fuel considerations, and weather – and discuss who is responsible for approving it.  Then, we will “simulate” the flight itself and discuss how possible changes enroute might affect that plan.

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012 Conquering the Fear of Flying:
A Pilot’s Guide to Overcoming Flight Anxiety (Virtual)
Brett Berg, US Air Force pilot for 20 years
Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 20, 1 session
$40

Are you among the estimated 25% of Americans who are nervous about flying or the 6% who suffer crippling anxiety?  This class, led by an experienced commercial airline captain, addresses the most common causes of fearful flying, using visual aids and non-technical explanations to demystify the physical sensations of flight—like turbulence and landings.  We will confront widely held fears about such things as thunderstorms, in-flight malfunctions, cabin air safety, and the structural soundness of modern aircraft.  The program will conclude with an audience Q&A.

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013A Traveling….to Cuba! (Virtual)  NEW!
Melanie Tucker, owner of Rare Finds Travel
and inveterate traveler
Wed., 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 10, 1 session
$35

Join Rare Finds Travel to learn how YOU can do a fully compliant trip to Cuba when you’re ready to make the journey. It's your chance to drive back in time, to a warm place that played a pivotal role in the Cold War. You’ll learn the right lodging and the best experiences – from biking guides to Cuban sommeliers, art studios and tobacco plantations.  We’ll share our favorite dining spots - even in-home cooking opportunities and Anthony Bourdain’s secret sushi spot. Hear stories from the "Special Period". Get answers to your Cuba questions.  And learn how YOU can make a BIG impact in helping this fascinating land.

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013B Alaska… Like You’ve Never Imagined! (Virtual)
Melanie Tucker, owner of Rare Finds Travel
and inveterate traveler
Wed., 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 17, 1 session
$35

Melanie has spent the last two decades exploring the territory - sleeping with grizzlies on Katmai, riding the rails to Denali, hiking the rainforest and fishing the Kenai, dogsledding on ice fields, cruising Glacier Bay, kayaking and helicoptering and photographing and even dunking in the Arctic Ocean! She has sat around campfires and marveled at the Northern Lights.  She has fallen in love with Alaska! There’s so much more to Alaska than typical tourist stops and cruise ship ports. So join her to share with you a unique Alaska– and introduce  unique lodges and handpicked guides– so your Alaskan adventure  can be thrilling, rejuvenating, unique, and unforgettable!

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014 Truth AND Consequences
The Perils and Pitfalls of

Genealogical Research and DNA Testing  (Virtual) 
Donna M. Ritz, LCSW with private practice in Princeton,
and Louise Dewar, PhD,
educator and family ancestry

researcher for over 40 years
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 14, 1 session
$35

Before you begin researching your family’s history, or taking a DNA test, there are a few questions and issues you should consider. What if you discover that you and your cousin aren’t genetically related? What if your brothers and sisters aren’t as excited about this journey as you are? We will discuss examples that we often discover when studying our genealogy, and offer some advice about how to think about, and share, surprising or uncomfortable discoveries.

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015 Truth AND Consequences-Genealogical Research
and DNA Testing Using One to
Inform the Other  (Virtual) NEW!
Donna M. Ritz, LCSW with private practice in Princeton,
and Louise Dewar, PhD, educator and
family ancestry researcher for over 40 years
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 21, 1 session
$35

You will learn how to begin a basic family tree with biographical information that you bring. Using Ancestry.com, you will build a basic tree and then explore an example of an Ancestry DNA record and the ways its information might be used to “fill out” your tree. We’ll also discuss the best ways to reach out to DNA matches in order to encourage collaboration. Intended for beginners, this session builds on the Truth AND Consequences class but may be taken independently.

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016A The Quest: Searching for Your
Ancestors Online (Virtual)    NEW!
Tues., 6:00-7:30 pm, Sept. 28, 1 session
$35

Courses 016A-016F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© series of classes. There is no set order to the series. Prerequisite for courses 016B-016E: A working device, a network connection, and a comfort in navigating your own computer.

Searching for your ancestors online? Overwhelmed by thousands of potential hits or frustrated with “no results found?” This class will look at strategies to help refine your online searching whether using websites such as Ancestry or FamilySearch or search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, or lesser-known online genealogy research portals. We will explore both free and paid searching resources. Prerequisite: A working device, a network connection, and a comfort in searching online.

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016B The Evidence: Organizing Your
Digital Research (Virtual)  NEW!

Carla Zimowsk
Tues., 6:00-7:30 pm, Oct. 12, 1 session
$35


Courses 016A-016F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© series of classes. There is no set order to the series. Prerequisite for courses 016B-016E: A working device, a network connection, and a comfort in navigating your own computer.

Can’t find that family picture that you captured with your smartphone or scanned and transferred to your hard drive? An archivist might tell you, “You don’t own it if you can’t find it!” This class will explore strategies for staying organized in the digital realm including file naming best practices, file tagging for searchability, image capturing/scanning (hardware and software options), image editing, backups, storage, and research management! We will explore both free and paid resources.

 

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016C The Tree: Growing Your Tree (Virtual)  NEW!
Carla Zimowsk
Tues., 6:00-7:30 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session
$35

Courses 016A-016F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© series of classes. There is no set order to the series. Prerequisite for courses 016B-016E: A working device, a network connection, and a comfort in navigating your own computer.

Where is your family tree taking root? The tree-building options are many from online (Ancestry, FamilySearch, etc.) to installed on your computer (Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic, Reunion, etc.) to synchronized options. We will explore the pros/cons of tree-building options, common features and functions (charts, profiles, etc.), lesser known tips and tricks (merges, splits, etc.) and best practices for privacy as well as synchronizing and backing up your tree. We will look at paid and free, Mac and Windows, and tablet options!

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016D The Journey: Mapping
Your Ancestors (Virtual)  NEW!
Carla Zimowsk
Tues., 6:00-7:30 pm, Dec. 7, 1 session
$35

Courses 016A-016F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© series of classes. There is no set order to the series. Prerequisite for courses 016B-016E: A working device, a network connection, and a comfort in navigating your own computer.

Whether your ancestor crossed an ocean, a river, a desert, their journey can be mapped out and visualized using tools such as Google Maps/Earth, ArcGIS, and others. Join us as we tour ancestral homes, villages, or neighborhoods using current and historical maps. Learn who your ancestor’s F.A.N (friends, associates, neighbors) club was by mapping their social network. We will also look at valuable mapping resources such as the David Rumsey Map Collection, Sanborn Fire Maps, & Bureau of Land Management Maps. Some familiarity with online maps will be helpful.

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016E The Story: Oral Histories, Family Legends,
and the Paper Trail (Virtual)  NEW!

Carla Zimowsk
Tues., 6:00-7:30 pm, Jan. 11, 1 session
$35

Genealogy is about much more than DNA strands and lineage charts - it’s about family history through stories and legends handed down across generations and corroborated by documentation.  In this class, we will explore ways to capture and preserve oral histories, digitize family photos and documents, and pull it all together with documentation into a written narrative to share or even publish.  This class will explore slightly more advanced tools and techniques and while there is no prerequisite, it could be helpful to take the organizing or mapping courses first.

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016F: Purchase all 5 AncestorTech© classes
for $140 and save $35
Carla Zimowsk

Courses 016A-016F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© series of classes. There is no set order to the series. Prerequisite for courses 016B-016E: A working device, a network connection, and a comfort in navigating your own computer.

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017 The Craft of Fiction: A Workshop (Virtual) NEW!
Laura Spence-Ash, writer, editor, novel consultant,
founding editor of CRAFT
Wed., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
$120

Great fiction depends upon the building blocks of craft. This workshop will be craft-focused, as we consider how craft can help to develop and deepen our fiction. In each session, we will discuss a particular element of craft including point-of-view, setting, structure, dialogue, and beginnings/endings. We will also workshop our fiction; each writer will have the opportunity to workshop one story (up to 5000 words) and will receive written feedback from the instructor and from classmates. Craft-related writing prompts and reading recommendations will also be provided. Class is limited to ten students.

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018 Making a Picture Book 101 (Virtual)
Christina “C. Rod.” Unalt, children’s book illustrator
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 19, 8 sessions
$185

Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a children's picture book based on their own writing or can choose to retell a classic fairy tale. You will learn how to create a "book dummy" from start to finish and what is required to have it ready for presentation to a publisher. Students will also learn the workings of how to break into the children's picture book market, how to query an agent and a publisher, and the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing.

Prerequisite: Have ready a basic idea for a story (not yet written) or pick a fairy tale you wish to retell so you have the story line in place. 

Class Materials: 
A ream of white paper to sketch on
A pencil and an eraser
Access to a scanner
Access to a computer for virtual meetings
Access to Zoom for our virtual classroom (a link will be emailed to each student prior to the start of dass)
Students can also choose to work digitally in any creative software they choose
Basic drawing skills are highly recommended, but not required
Materials of your choosing to create one finished page in color (students may wish to use watercolors, colored pencils, acrylics, oils, inks, or work digitally and have access to a creative software program such as Photoshop or Procreate on the iPad).

 

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019 Playwriting (Virtual) NEW!
Jessica Fleitman, award-winning playwright $210
Thurs., 7:15–9:30 pm, Oct. 14, 8 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)

Have you ever wanted to write a play? Or are you an experienced playwright looking to take your writing to the next level? This workshop will develop and support each writer’s unique voice and vision through a combination of exercises, readings, discussions, and more—giving you the tools you need to write the play you want to write--or further develop a play in progress. After having several of my plays produced in NYC, I know how to develop an idea into an actor-ready script Whatever your experience, the class will culminate in the creation of your own 10-minute script and with ten-minute play festivals enjoying popularity across the US, you’ll be able to submit for future production opportunities! Class is limited to six students.

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020 Social Media for Authors (Virtual)
David Schuchman, owner of Princeton Technology
Advisors, LLC
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 1 session
$40

Amazon Author Central, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads: if you want to sell your book you must promote it. This program is an interactive presentation to help you get up and running on the social media you need to use the most as well as digital marketing strategies you need to.

NOTE: This course will be held on the GoToMeeting platform.

021 The Plot Thickens (Virtual) NEW!
Aimee LaBrie, award-winning short story writer,
columnist for Philadelphia Stories
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 6 sessions
$195

Though the character in short story writing is king, plot makes the ordinary tale extraordinary. In this class, we’ll read riveting short stories that compel with their intricacies of plotting and discuss how to craft stories that resonate and leave the reader breathless until the final sentence. Students will workshop their own short stories and complete weekly writing assignments, leaving class with a greater understanding of cause and effect in storytelling.

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022 Learning to Love the Mess:
Writing Fiction (Virtual)
Andrew Condouris, MA in creative writing,
working novelist     
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 20, 7 sessions
(No class Nov. 3, 24)
$170

Writing fiction is messy. This course is a chance to let go of what you think is proper writing and find your voice. In order to do that, however, things get messy. This course will help you to embrace the clutter and move forward with confidence. It is open to all levels of experience. Through lectures, group discussions, and writing exercises we will find your voice in your writing. At the end of the course, students will be much more confident in their voice, and lose their fear of the stumbling blocks they encounter in their work.

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023 A Few Good Words: Flash Fiction and
Short Stories NEW!
Alyson Mosquera Dutemple, writer, editorial
consultant, instructor
Mon., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 11, 6 sessions
$120

In this “combo” class, we will study short fiction of varying lengths to see how different writers work within the constraints of the form to create compelling narratives, and we will workshop student stories with an eye toward recognizing craft elements at work. For workshop, participants may submit one traditional-length short story (5000 words or less) or up to 3 flash fiction pieces (1000 words or less).

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024 Haiku Writing (Virtual)
Mayumi Itoh, retired professor, political science,
teacher of Japanese culture
Mon., 6:30–7:30 pm, Oct. 11, 6 sessions
$75

This course offers an introduction to writing haiku poems--no prior knowledge of Japanese is required. You will write and share your own haiku. You can also draw your own illustrations along with writing haiku. Your works will be published when there is enough production to do so. This will be fun!

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025 The Beatles: The Classic Albums (Virtual)  NEW!
Vincent Bruno, Beatles scholar and sixties rock historian
Tues., Oct. 5, 7:00–9:00 pm, 6 sessions
$150

This course will survey five classic Beatles albums:  Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles White Album (1968) and Abbey Road (1969).  We will explore the genesis of how the songs were conceived and written, their musical influences, recording and production techniques and album cover art. To quote John Lennon “A splendid time is guaranteed for all!”

NOTE: This will be a lecture course with approximately 15 minutes at the end reserved for questions from the class.

 

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026 The Great Directors: Frank Capra (Virtual) NEW!
Mark Schwartzberg, film scholar and
professor in film studies
Wed., 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 3, 6 sessions
(No class Nov. 24)
$120

Frank Capra, a three-time Academy Award winner, was one of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers of the 1930s and '40s, specializing in films that championed the common people. His happy, heartwarming movies resonated particularly well with audiences during the years of the Great Depression and World War II. Some of his films, such as It Happened One Night and It's a Wonderful Life are still known and loved by audiences today. This is a class for anyone who loves watching and discussing films that can make them feel good.  All the films for this class can either be streamed on Amazon or Netflix, or in some cases, are available for free or for a small fee on the internet.

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027 Eight Great Biographical Dramas (Virtual) NEW!
Ann Casano, adjunct professor of film studies
Mon., 7:00–8:30 pm, Sept. 27, 8 sessions
$160

A gangster, an internet billionaire, and a Nobel Prize winning schizophrenic may seem to have little in common. However, their lives were interesting enough to inspire Academy Award winning movies. There is something inherently special about watching a movie based on a true story or a real person’s life. In this discussion-based cinema class, we will deconstruct eight biopics in great detail and consider just how much artistic liberty filmmakers took when adapting the story to the
big screen.

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028 Myths Alive: Art and Myth in the
Classical World (Virtual) NEW!
Jessica Ambler, art historian, PhD,
art history, UC Santa Barbara

Section A: Tues., 7:30-9:00 pm, Oct. 19, 5 sessions $95
Section B: Tues., 7:30-9:00 pm, Jan. 18, 5 sessions
Section C: Register for both classes $155

Monsters, gods, and heroes - classical myths have them all, as well as forbidden love and women gone wild. What all the myths share is that they inspired many works of art in the ancient world, including sculptures, mosaics, and everyday objects such as vases. In this course, you will learn about deities like Zeus and heroes like Heracles. You will also gain an appreciation for the influence classical myths have on Western culture from Botticelli to Star Wars. We are offering
this special class as two stand-alone courses or you can register for the entire ten weeks and save $35.

Section A: Topics -

Topics each week:

•    What is myth?

•    Greek Gods: Attributes and Anecdotes

•    Foundation Myths: Titans & Olympians

•    Heroes & Demigods: Heracles, Perseus, and Theseus

•    Mythical Monsters: Gorgons and Other Beasts

Section B: - Topics

Topics each week:

  • Myth in Service to the State: The Parthenon
  • Mythical Parties: Dionysus and the Thiasos
  • Epic Myth Pt. I: Iliad
  • Epic Myth Pt. II: Odyssey
  • Epic Myth Pt. III: Aeneid

 

 

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029 Inside Documentaries IV (Virtual) NEW!
Monica Lange, non-fiction filmmaker
with thirty years of experience
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 6 sessions
$120

The murder of Kim Jon Un’s brother in a crowded airport; champion Megan Rapinoe fiercely pursing a lawsuit against the soccer establishment; Anthony Bourdain’s complicated life and mind. These are some of the subjects of a great new crop of documentaries for us to watch and dissect. These filmmakers have gained remarkable access and intimacy, and they are giving us a window into a wide range of human emotion and experience we might otherwise never see. Like in the previous three sessions of this course, we will pull these films apart and learn how they were shot and edited, funded, sold and received.  This session we’ll also take two films on the same subject and compare them to learn why some films succeed better than others. The course will be taught by an Emmy winning documentary filmmaker and will include both lively discussions and a “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to bring these films to an audience.

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 030 Relief Printing for Paper and Textiles
Dave DiMarchi, queer, multi-disciplinary
printmaker and artist
Mon., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 25, 6 sessions
No class Nov. 22
$130

Learn quick and easy techniques for relief printing on fabric and paper—perfect for cards and stationery, textiles, wallpaper and giftwrap, sewing projects, table decor and more! We’ll explore design and printing techniques aimed at traditional edition printing, repeat patterns and yardage printing, printing both one-color images and complex multiple-color images. No experience necessary, beginners encouraged!

STUDENT MATERIAL & TOOL NEEDS, alternatives when applicable, for cost and availability, are
offered in italicized parentheses:
• 12x16” plexiglass palette (picture frame glass, or other non-porous surface that can be
cleaned)
• At least one 4”-6” Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer:
https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-soft-rubber-brayers/
• 1”-1.5” Ink/Palette Knife (plastic knife, butter knife)
• 3 Dick Blick “Soft-Kut” Printing Blocks, 4x6” or larger:
https://www.dickblick.com/products/soft-kut-printing-blocks/
• Linoleum Cutting Tool: https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-lino-cutter-set/
• 50-sheet, pad Richeson Bulk Block Printing Paper, 9x12”:
https://www.dickblick.com/products/richeson-bulk-printmaking-paper/
(65# copy paper, although thinner, can be used as an alternative)
• Speedball Water Soluble Block Printing Ink and 1 1.25oz Tube Retarder:
https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-water-soluble-block-printing-inks/
• If you would like to explore textile/fabric printing in-depth:
• At least one yard of 100% cotton, linen, silk or other all-natural fiber (t-shirts,
tablecloths, tea towels, etc.)
• Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink: https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedballfabric-
paper-block-printing-ink/
• Misting Spray bottle with Water
MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS TO HAVE ON HAND:
• Roll of paper towels
• Newsprint/scrap paper, 8x10” or larger (copy paper)
• Pencil & Eraser, Black Sharpie
• Disposable Gloves
• Apron/Smock
• Xacto Knife/Scissors
• Ruler
• Windex/Glass Cleaner and Sponge
• Dish Soap
• Iron, or heat-setting fabric inks
If you have any questions or concerns about the materials listed above, do not hesitate to reach immediately to Dave DiMarchi, at 9INHANDPRESS@gmail.com.

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031 Discover the Power of Drawing: Ways to
Understand What We See,
Beginner to Advanced (Virtual)
Nancy C. Zamboni, college drawing teacher, BFA, MFA
Tues., 7:00–9:30 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$195

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.
Whether you are just beginning your journey or looking to deepen or strengthen your skills, this course is for you.

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032 Watercolor Magic: Catching the Light (Virtual)
Janet Waronker, water colorist
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 8 sessions
$160

As fall explodes with color are you drawn to watercolor’s ability to capture a mood or moment with spontaneity as colors mix and seem to float on the paper. We’ll focus on fundamental watercolor properties and techniques to create paintings from life, photo reference and imagination. Appropriate for newer and the more experienced. Class is limited to ten students.

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033 Botanical Drawing Basics (Virtual)  NEW!
Veronica Fannin, botanical illustrator and instructor
Tues., 6:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 26,
Nov. 9, 23, Dec. 7, 5 sessions

$170

Explore plants and connect with nature as we study the fundamentals of botanical illustration. Learn to draw realistic, three-dimensional plant portraits with colored pencil and watercolor. This class will cover drawing basics, color theory, and lessons on individual plant parts like leaves, roots, flowers, and fruits. All levels are welcome.

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034 Portrait Drawing (Virtual)
Morris Docktor, portrait painter,
portrait sculptor and muralist
Mon., 6:30–8:30 pm, Nov. 1, 4 sessions
$130

This class focuses on the fundamentals of drawing portraits, and is designed for students who have some drawing experience. You’ll work on your own drawing in class, get critiqued, and receive valuable individual attention from the instructor. You’ll be provided with a list of art materials that will be needed. Class is limited to six students.

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035 Fundamentals of Cartooning (Virtual)
Ken Wilkie, nationally published cartoonist
Tues., 7:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 6 sessions
$85

This course will include drawing techniques for both beginning and experienced cartoonists. Exercises for facial expressions, gestures, and creativity will lead to a variety of cartoons. Magazine, editorial, and greeting card cartooning will be explored, and caricature techniques will be introduced.

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036 Doodling: Lines, Shapes, and Color
(Art for Relaxation and Fun) (Virtual)
Eleni Litt, teaching artist who loves to
make art in community
Section A: Thurs., 7:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 4 sessions
Section B: Thurs., 7:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 4, 4 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$60 each section

You don’t need to think of yourself as an artist to enjoy making marks on the page and have fun. Doodling, painting, cutting, and pasting is not only enjoyable it can be a form of relaxing and even a form of meditation. Join Eleni for a free-form art practice informed by quotes and poems, prompts and themes to ensure you rarely have to look at a blank page. The class can be repeated any number of times as prompts and themes are always new and changing. Explore your imagination and natural creativity. Learn a variety of techniques using pencils, markers, water-based paints, and collage. No art experience required!

 

 

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037 Southwood Raglan Sweater (Virtual) NEW!
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Sept. 28, Oct., 19, Nov. 23,
Dec. 13, 4 sessions
$100

Let’s try another sweater! This one is a classic raglan. Knit from the top down in one piece. No seams! It would be a fabulous holiday gift for anyone on your list, male or female, with sizes from 0–6 months up to adult 5XL. We’ll make it over the course of 3 months so you’ll have plenty of time to knit it.

Skills needed: Confident Beginner comfortable with knit and purl stitches, casting on, binding off.

Materials needed: Free pattern. Worsted weight yarn in amount required for size desired. Circular size 6 and 8 needles in 24” length. Circular size 6 and 8 needles in 16” length or long double pointed needles. Two stitch holders, stitch markers, and tapestry needle.

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038 Basic Brioche Cowl (Virtual) NEW!
Patti Weeks, knitter of anything,
who even darns socks she has made
Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, Nov. 16, 30, 2 sessions
$60

Learn the popular brioche stitch on a bulky weight cowl. Double sided, reversible, and very warm. One yarn can be striped or variegated, or both can be solid colors. Learn to fix mistakes in brioche. Optional Old German Cast on and Icelandic Bind off will be offered as well.

Skills needed: Confident Beginner comfortable with knit and purl stitches, casting on, binding off. Materials needed: Free pattern. Bulky weight yarn in two contrasting colors, approximately 100 yards of each. Size 11 circular needle in 16" length. Stitch marker, tapestry needle, and crochet hook (size H, I, J, or K).

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039 Four Seasons Throws by Judith Shangold (Virtual) NEW!
Susan Ashmore, fearless knitter,
who has led many through their first knitted piece
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 2, 1 session
$35

Here’s a blanket inspired by the four seasons. It’s made up of twelve 13 x 13 blocks in  different patterns and colors. This session you’ll start on 3 blocks for Fall. When you sign up for the Winter, Spring, or Summer classes, you’ll make three more blocks to mix and match. When all 12 are done, you’ll put them all together into a blanket. You can join at any time. This is the perfect next project for beginners or for more advanced knitters looking for “TV knitting.”

Skills needed: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Materials needed: Purchased pattern, 3 colors of Aran weight yarn (Manos Classica or similar), size 8 or 9 needles.

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040 St. Catherines by Kate Davies (Virtual) NEW!
Susan Ashmore, fearless knitter,
who has led many through their first knitted piece
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Dec. 7, 3 sessions
$80

Mastered the basics of your first sweater? This one’s for you. A super comfortable, shrug-style garter stitch cardigan, with dolman sleeves and short-row shaping. A simple but interesting multi-directional knit worked back and forth in one piece. Students will learn to knit two color stripes, pick up stitches, short-rows, i-cord and 3-needle bind-offs.

Skills needed:  Basic knitting skills, increases and decreases, pattern reading. Materials needed:  Purchased pattern, size 4 or 5 circular needles (extra needles as noted in the pattern), 2 colors of fingering weight yarn (880 - 1540 yards), stitch markers, tapestry needle,.

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041 Scandinavian Slippers: Karen Slipper
by Kristin Drysdale (Virtual) NEW!
Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 26, 2 sessions
$60

A fairly fast knit—in the round with double-pointed needles and single piece construction, perfect for chilly nights or frosty mornings. They feature 2-color stranded knitting, double-point knitting in the round, back and forth knit and purl work, and a crocheted edge. Students will learn knitting and purling in colorwork, reading charts, felting.

Skills needed: Basic knitting skills, increases and decreases, using double-pointed needles.

Materials needed: Purchased pattern, size 4 or 5 double pointed needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle, 2 colors dk weight yarn (Note: A pair of slippers takes a total of 120–140
yards. You will be able to knit 3 slippers from 2 skeins of Rauma Strikkegarn or Brooklyn Tweed Shelter).

 

 

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042 Introduction to Crochet Socks (Virtual)
Anastasia Popova, published crochet designer
Section A: Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 30, 2 sessions
Section B: Thurs., 6:00-8:00 pm, Dec. 2, 2 sessions
$60

It’s easier than you might think! We will explore how to construct a toe-up sock and customize it to fit any foot, with a perfect cuff and an “afterthought” heel.

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

Materials: Fingering weight yarn and a crochet hook to match (D/3 3.25mm, E/4 3.50mm, F/5 3.75mm).

 

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043 Crochet Beyond the Basics (Virtual)   
Anastasia Popova, published crochet designer  
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 21, 4 sessions
$100

This class builds upon skills learned in the Introduction to Crochet class. You will work on three or four projects you select from the course book or patterns of your choice. Using the skills you previously learned as well as utilizing new skills as required, such as chainless foundation, adjustable ring, post stitches, crochet cables, Tunisian crochet, crochet lace, you can take this class 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.

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

 

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044 B&W Photography (Virtual)
Martin Bluhm, specializes in fine art,
micro/macro, infrared, and B&W photography
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 6, 2 sessions
$65

 

Black and white photographs make your photos stand out from common color photos especially in fine arts, architecture, portrait and  studio photography. With black and white photography, the focus is on shapes, patterns, contrast, lighting, and tonal range. The workshop will show you how to see in monochrome, and which scenes are most suitable for black and white.

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045 Infrared Photography (Virtual) NEW!
Martin Bluhm, specializes in fine art,
micro/macro, infrared, and B&W photography
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 20, 2 sessions
$65

Black and white photographs make your photos stand out from common color photos especially in fine arts, architecture, portrait, and studio photography. With black and white photography, the focus is on shapes, patterns, contrast, lighting, and tonal range. The workshop will show you how to see in monochrome, and which scenes are most suitable for black and white.

Session Topics:

PART 1: We will cover traditional black and white film photography and why it still has its place in photography, methods to do digital black and white processing, and a short introduction to the zone system and applications (2 hours).

PART 2: Methods to convert digital photos into appealing B&W captures using standard software and specific filter software tools (2 hours).

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046 Macro/Close-Up (Virtual)      
Martin Bluhm, specializes in fine art, micro/macro,
infrared, and B&W photography
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 3, 2 sessions

$65

Ever being stuck by not getting close enough to your subject or not being able to focus well enough at larger magnification? Getting lost with multiple options to take close-up/macro shots? Then this workshop will help you to get a better idea what to use as tools to achieve great photos of enlarged subjects.

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047 Through the Lens (Virtual) NEW!
Martin Bluhm, specializes in
fine art, micro/macro, infrared, and B&W photography
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Dec. 1, 2 sessions
$65

Photography depends on lenses to achieve desired compositions and views. A huge variety of lens options to choose from makes it very hard for beginners and professionals to determine what is actually needed for specific styles in photography. The workshop will give you guidance which kind of lenses you might need and how they differ in lens specifications.

 

 

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048 Taking Great Photos 1: Intro to Digital Photography (Virtual)
Dave Burwell, professional photographer
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Jan. 4, 2022, 4 sessions
$105

This course will help you understand the basics of digital photography and feel more confident with your camera. You will learn how the important settings on your camera affect your photos, and adjustments you can make to improve them. You will also learn useful tips about photo composition and editing.

 


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049 Introduction to Photoshop
For Photographers (Virtual) NEW!
Joe Ferraro, photography specialist
Mon., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 4, 3 sessions
$65

This course is designed for photographers who are just starting to work with Photoshop. This course will introduce students to the basics of photoshop from a photographer’s point of view. Students will become familiar with the toolbox, basic layer techniques, selections, file types, image adjustments layers, and more. By the end of the course students will be able to make simple corrections and adjustments to photographs and be equipped to take on more complicated photo editing problems. You may visit the class details section on our website to view the topics that will be covered each week.

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050A iPhone Photo Settings, Camera and Editing (Virtual)
Nick Sakowski, professional photographer
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 14, 5 sessions
$125

Here is your chance to get into the camera app, photos app, settings and more. We will discuss the settings of the iPhone and the features you would have never looked for yourself. iPhone ONLY.

 

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050B Photos in the Field
(see below for locations for field trips)

Nick Sakowski, professional photographer
Field Trips: Every Saturday at different times and locations
$150

Oct. 7, 6:00–7:00 pm—Zoom Meeting. An invite will be sent to registered students.
Oct. 16, 5:00–7:00 pm—Princeton/Princeton University, 68 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08544*
Oct. 23, 10:00 am–12:00 pm—Sourland Mountain, 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844*
Oct. 30, 11:00 am–1:00 pm—Marquand Park, 68 Lovers Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540*
Nov. 6, 7:00–9:00 am—Chestnut Point Manasquan Reservoir, 337 Georgia Tavern Rd, Howell, NJ 07731*
Nov. 13, 3:00-5:00 pm—Sayen Gardens, 155 Hughes Dr, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690*

*Locations may change, but you will be notified a few days before the Saturday field trip.

The best way to learn is in the field, hands on and be able to go to new places. By taking the “Photos in the Field” class, you will be traveling to multiple locations to understand various photography skills and techniques. You will be taught to photograph landscapes, night photography, street photography, architecture and many other techniques. Field trips will be approximately two hours (not including travel) that will be within 45 minutes of Princeton University.

This class will be geared towards students who have a basic knowledge and understanding of how exposure and manual settings work. DISCLAIMER: We will be walking on a handful of locations and some might be hiking trails.

Class Requirements (not needed for first class Oct. 7):  • Basic knowledge and understanding of exposure and manual settings

  •  Camera that operates in Manual Mode (DSLR or Mirrorless preferred)  • Tripod (that holds the weight of your camera and lens together)
  •  Shutter trigger cable (will be used for long exposures)  • Camera backpack or bag (make sure it is comfortable to walk with and maybe a tripod holder). All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

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051A Photography Field Trip
Exploring Hidden Lambertville
Stephen Harris, professional photographer
and instructor
Wed., 9:30-11:30 am
Sept. 29, 1 session
$45

Take a photography walk in hidden Lambertville, exploring historical homes and buildings, “off the beat path” stores, the Shad Fishery and of course, the Delaware River Bridge. This learning adventure will help you develop your sense of seeing while gaining experience with your camera – taught safely with good social distancing.  This class is iPhone and DSLR/Mirrorless friendly.  Students should have a basic understand of their camera and setting. Please register early for this popular class. Class size is limited and the instructor is vaccinated too.

 NOTE:  The instructor will send information about parking and meet up spot in Lambertville.  All Students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

See course description for location.

051B Photography Field Trip
Exploring Hidden Lambertville
Stephen Harris, professional photographer
and instructor
Sat., 9:30-11:30 am
Oct. 2, 1 session
$45

Take a photography walk in hidden Lambertville, exploring historical homes and buildings, “off the beat path” stores, the Shad Fishery and of course, the Delaware River Bridge. This learning adventure will help you develop your sense of seeing while gaining experience with your camera – taught safely with good social distancing.  This class is iPhone and DSLR/Mirrorless friendly.  Students should have a basic understand of their camera and setting. Please register early for this popular class. Class size is limited and the instructor is vaccinated too.

 NOTE:  The instructor will send information about parking and meet up spot in Lambertville.  All Students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

See course description for location.

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052 Introduction to Woodworking
Section A: Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 6, 2 sessions
Section B: Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 20, 2 sessions 
each section $215

Everybody starts woodworking as a complete novice. Introduction to Woodworking is the first step toward making woodworking a part of your life. This class puts you to work right away learning about tools and materials and how to use them. You will walk away with your first project too. This course is held in a professional-grade woodshop and led by a woodworking expert. You will be using jointers, planers, bandsaws, router tables and sanders. In addition, you will create a gorgeous 8” × 12” hardwood cutting board of your own. Come and have fun in this full shop exploration!

FOR BOTH CLASSES: All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.  Students should bring their own eye and ear protection.

Both woodworking courses 053 and 054 are conducted at a professional woodworking shop 2.5 miles from the Costco located on Quaker Bridge Road. (Willard Brothers Woodcutters, 300 Basin Road, Hamilton Township, NJ).

053 Intermediate Woodworking
Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Nov. 3, 3 sessions
$315

In the intermediate woodworking class, students refine their skillset by creating a traditional Japanese toolbox. The toolbox is made utilizing basic machinery along with hand tools such as planes, layout tools, saws and chisels. This project reinforces and builds upon the foundational skills introduced in the beginner class while creating a place for the students to keep their growing toolset.

NOTE: Prerequisite: Intro to Woodworking or experience working with a table saw or jointer/planer. There is a $40 materials charge payable at the first class.  Students should bring their own eye and ear protection.

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054 Illuminating Ceramics: Hand Building
Ceramic Luminaries (Virtual ) NEW!
Rebecca Graham, ceramic teacher for over 20 years
Wed., 6:00-7:30 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
$115

This course will focus on creating light as we embrace the darkening season.  From luminaries, lanterns, menorahs, tree of life or votives, we will build structures that support candlelight.  You will learn various hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab building and carving. Each zoom class will demonstrate techniques needed for you to achieve your design.  Students are encouraged to research ideas and have a rough sketch prior to our initial meeting. No prior experience is needed; most tools can be found in the kitchen.  Class is limited to 8 students.

NOTE:  Students must obtain material prior to first class.  A supply list can be found in the class details section of our website.

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055 Turn Your Words and/or Images into an
Archival-Quality Book or Catalog (Virtual)
Isabella Duicu Palowitch, classically trained artist,
founder of Artisa LLC
Wed., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 13, 2 sessions
$45

You’ve written your story or have a collection or a hobby—perhaps poems, a memoir, your family history, or your favorite recipes—now you can immortalize it in print. You will be guided on the path to self-publishing a beautiful archival-quality book or catalog, affordable, in any quantity.  Prerequisite: Students should bring a concept, in the form of words and/or images, of what they want to publish. In the first class, each participant will have five minutes to present his/her idea. If you do not want to share your concept with the class, send a detailed email to info@artisa.com a few days before the start of the course. In the second class, the focus will be on the details of the production process based on individual and group needs. Class is limited to 12 students.

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056 Stand-Up (Virtual)
Helene Angley, comedy headliner with
16 years of U.S. stand-up experience
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
$155

So, you’ve always been the class clown or the life of the party, telling funny stories and dreaming of trying Stand-Up Comedy some day? Here is your chance! This course will provide the foundations of writing a stand-up comedy set and offer practical insights into how to deal with stage lights, hold a microphone, dress for the stage, interact with the audience, and get booked on a public stage.  We will explore how to construct your thoughts into good jokes and then stand up and share them every week.  By the end of the course each student will have the opportunity to film a five-seven minute solid set that can be submitted for booking at a club.  Class is limited to seven students.

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057 Intro to Improvisation (Virtual)
Susan Pickover, improv performer and
storyteller in NYC for over 10 years
Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 8 sessions
$175

Looking to have a good time while getting in touch with your untapped comedic self? Learn the basics of short and long form improvisation in this fun interactive class. You’ll laugh a lot and expect to increase self-confidence along the way. No experience necessary but bring a willingness to be playful, spontaneous and flexible.

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058 Auditioning 101 (Virtual) NEW!
Hannah Tamminen, theatre,
film and television actress, M.F.A.
Mon., 7:00-9:00 pm, Oct. 4, 6 sessions
$155

This class is designed for people who want to learn the basics of how to audition for theatre, film, and television. Great for those interested in acting and performing, whether it be in-person or on-camera. We will cover the dos and don’ts of auditioning. Students will be led through exercises in relaxation, improvisation, sense memory, listening, objectives, imagery, and visualization and be given individualized feedback and direction. Come with an open mind and your imagination!

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059 Introduction to Character Development:
An Acting Course based in
Stanislavski and Meisner Technique  NEW!
Lydia Cicio, trained actor with performance certification
Mon., and Wed., Sept. 13, 6:30-8:00 pm, 16 sessions
(NOTE: This class meets twice a week)
$225

 

This acting course will educate students on the essential concepts and techniques of effective movement, vocal control, and character development. Training begins with a focus on the actor’s imagination and an exploration of his or her inner resources and experiences as they relate to character development. Students are then quickly challenged to apply learned techniques — such as composing a visual and vocal score — to portray rich, believable characters. In the final class, students will execute an original showcase performance. Each showcase is crafted based on the unique and individual cast members. Class is limited to ten students.

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060 Guitar I (Virtual) NEW!
Carol Hamersma, performer, educator
Wed., 7:45-9:00 pm, Oct. 6, 10 sessions (No class Nov. 24)
$150

Whether you are a beginner or seeking to improve basic skills, this class will help you learn guitar in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. You will learn basic techniques for the left and right hands, pick and finger style, reading music notation, reading chord diagrams, and basic strums. Handouts will be provided. You must have your own acoustic guitar. The instructor is available for consultation if you need to purchase an instrument. Class is limited to eight students.

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061 Beginner Ukulele (Virtual)
Denise Crowley, founder of the
Full Monty Ukulele Band,
Montgomery Senior Center

Tues., 6:00–7:00 pm, Oct. 12, 8 sessions
$115

Bring your own ukulele and we’ll teach you simple chords and strum patterns that will have you playing songs in no time. The ukulele is a wonderfully portable music machine and playing one is good for the soul—guaranteed. Class is limited to ten students.

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062 Ukulele II (Virtual)
Denise Crowley, founder of the
Full Monty Ukulele Band,
Montgomery Senior Center

Tues., 7:15–8:15 pm, Oct. 12, 8 sessions
$115

The class builds on the basic playing skills mastered in Ukulele I. Students will learn to play songs that contain more chords, will play at a faster tempo, and will also learn how to form and use barre chords. Class is limited to ten students.

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063 Beginning Piano/Keyboard (Virtual)
Jean Parsons, private piano instructor
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$160

There has NEVER been a better time to learn to play the piano. All you need is a piano, acoustic or electric, and time. Students meet at their own keyboards in front of Zoom, and we start from the beginning. Starting at the beginning, assuming everyone has never played anything before, we’ll go from there to reading music. You can learn to play anything you want, regardless of your age!”

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064 Harmonica I (Virtual)
Stu Sternbach, multi-instrumentalist, leader of the
Madison Avenue Jammers
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 14, 8 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$170

Whether you are a returning student, a beginner, or want a refresher, aspiring students will learn how to play this fun instrument that fits conveniently in your pocket. Have a little or no musical experience? You will learn how to sit in with a band, play around a campfire and entertain your guests for years to come.

NOTE:  Students should acquire a One Diatonic Harmonica in the key of C (10 holes)

Some Suggestions for Harmonica:

1.    Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica, Key of C

2.    Hohner Golden Melody, Key of C

3.    Hohner Special 20 Harmonica. Key of C

4.    Lee Oskar Harmonica, Major Diatonic Key of C

5.    Hohner Marine Band C Harmonica.

Also, after the first night purchase the following text:  First 50 songs you should learn on Harmonica, Publisher – Hal Leonard
https://www.amazon.com/First-Songs-Should-Play-Harmonica/dp/149505022X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=top+50+harmonica+songs&qid=1593345294&sr=8-2

Session I
• How to hold instrument and play single note
• Play single note exercises
• Play a simple song using singles notes (lean on me)

Session II
• The Major Scale
• Techniques on how to play notes – more advanced
• Reading the musical notes
• Using the major scale

Session III
• Chords
• Demonstrate how to play 3 notes at once
• Patterns of Chords
• Piano Man Intro

Session IV
• The Bend
• How to Use tongue and mouth to bend notes
• Solos from various songs and selection of solos for each student
• Performance Prep

Session V
• Shuffles and more Songs
• Patterns
• How to listen, site read and play popular songs with numbers
• Intro to blue
• Performance Review

Session VI
• Blues Jam with Piano Accompanist
• Performance Review

Session VII
Dress Rehearsal: Backing Tracks and Zoom Audio Test for Performance:

Session VIII
Zoom or Live Performance

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065 Sing Out! (Virtual) (includes all material fees)
Alta Malberg, performer and voice instructor
in NYC
and Princeton
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 8 sessions
$160

A singing course of JOY. Forget your difficult day and sing it away. A different kind of virtual singing lesson, using vocal and breathing exercises, improv, and movements. Free up your spirit. All levels welcome.

NOTE: Materials suggested for class will be mailed to students. Please be sure your registration address information is up to datein the registration system.

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066 A Gentle Introduction to Musical Harmony (Virtual)
Serge Goldstein, amateur musician
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 8 sessions
$170

Almost all western music is constructed from a very limited repertoire of chord sequences —once you learn those, you will be able to harmonize much of popular music. It would be helpful, but not required if you can read music. You should have access to a piano or digital keyboard and a tablet, laptop or desktop with internet access … a smartphone can work, but it is difficult to view the music. Students should have a love of music (any music) and curiosity about how music is built. By the end of the course, students will be able to sit at the piano and play (with no sheet music) most popular music, including Christmas, folk and some Broadway/pop music.

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067 Fundamentals Of Public Speaking
(beginning and continuing) (Virtual) NEW!
Hannah Tamminen, theatre, film
and television actress, M.F.A.

Section A: Wed., 7:00-9:00 pm, Oct. 6, 6 sessions $150
Section B: Wed., 7:00-9:00 pm, Nov. 17, 4 sessions $100
(No class Nov. 24) – This section is for students who want
to continue with the class after section A has completed.

Looking to ease your anxieties about public speaking and speak with more confidence and clarity? In this class, students will develop techniques in relaxation, vocal variety, body language, and connecting with an audience. Great for those looking to hone their interview skills, prepare for speaking at an upcoming special occasion, or lessen their anxiety speaking at work or in social situations. This is a highly interactive class designed to be a positive, safe space to put yourself out there!

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068 Introduction to Voice Over (Virtual) NEW!
Kathy Verduin, voice over
artist and owner of Voice Alive!
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 20, 4 sessions
$80

What is Voice Over? Can anybody do it? Come learn an overall view of what it takes to be in Voice Over. Training, studio equipment, niches, demos, websites, auditions, pricing, P2Ps, marketing, CRM›s, and much more! What is Standard English? Dialects? Find out what producers, and content directors want. Receive direction on a read from a working Voice Over pro. During one of our classes, we’ll also hear from Mike Hall, a record producer and TV/film composer. Come have a Q & A session with me and Mike Hall.

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069 Intro to Audiobooks (Virtual) NEW!
Kathy Verduin, voice over
artist and owner of Voice Alive!
Wed., 7:00–8:00 pm, Dec. 1, 2 sessions
$35

Ever wonder after hearing an audiobook, what the people are like who narrate them? What background do they have? Studio? How did they publish that book? And how on earth did it get on Audible? How many genres of audiobooks are there? What types of publishing are there? Editing, or not? Find out what Public Domain is, and how it is the narrator’s best friend. Am I the rightsholder? Read a page of your choice, and get direction from a published audiobook narrator.

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070 The Basics of Raising Backyard Chickens
in the
Suburbs (Virtual)
Gwenne Baile, certified backyard chicken keeper
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 2 sessions
$45

This course will discuss the benefits of raising backyard chickens and everything you need to know to raise healthy chickens for eggs, sustainability, insect control and free fertilizer for your garden and follow Princeton’s Chicken Ordinance.

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071 Name That Tree (Zoom and field trips)
Taylor Sapudar, NJ licensed tree expert, certified
arborist, and municipal arborist of Princeton
Zoom lecture: Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm,
Sept. 23, 1 session

Field Trips: Sat., 9:00–11:00 am, Oct. 2, 2 sessions
$80


This unique class introduces students to approximately 50 trees that grow in the Mid-Atlantic region. It will be taught over three sessions. The first class will be a Zoom classroom session that covers the characteristics of common trees and the common problems they face. It will be followed by two identification classes taught outdoors in Princeton’s Marquand Park on consecutive Saturday mornings. Come join us. A tree grows in Princeton!

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072 Orchid Culture and Growing (Virtual)
Anne Skalka, long time orchid grower and past president
of Central Jersey Orchid Society, Princeton
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 19, 2 sessions
$50

This class will help you understand how orchids grow and flourish. All that you need is an understanding of orchid culture. First session: basic orchid culture, types of orchids grown at home. There will be a photo presentation followed by question and answer and a discussion of problems. Second class will be a Zoom tour of instructor’s greenhouse and opportunity to address your orchid growing concerns.

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073 Gardening with Wildlife and for the Birds
(Virtual) NEW!
Scott Barnes and Heidi Mass of NJ Audubon
Wed., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 13, 5 sessions
$110

Spending a lot more time looking out your windows at your backyard? Wondering why that fox is running through your yard? Why is the woodpecker banging on the gutter or why won’t the bluebirds come to your nest box? Learn how to attract more birds and wildlife to your garden and what habitats and plants will work in the suburban backyard for you and wildlife. We’ll discuss what birds and other wildlife are looking for, how to attract those you want and deter those you don’t in a series of lectures/webinars from NJ Audubon.

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074 Introduction to Beekeeping (Virtual)
Suzanne Luciano, tenured beekeeper
for 12+ years
Wed., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 13, 3 sessions
$60

Have you ever wanted to learn about what it takes to be a beekeeper? Curious about the bees and what you can do to help them and other pollinators in your yard? Come get a beginner’s view into beekeeping, and a sneak peek into the complicated and amazing lives of the honeybees. Come away with resource information on beekeeping, what to consider if you would like to get started in this rewarding hobby, and plant lists for pollinators. We will also briefly discuss mason bees, a gentle native pollinator that is easy to raise and house on a small scale.

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075 The Cat’s Meow: Home Maintenance for the Cat
Owner (Virtual)
Lynn Paolillo, owner of Cat Naps Cattery
Fri., 3:00–6:00 pm, Nov. 5, 1 session
$55

Every cat owner knows that living with a cat means lots of cat hair! This class will focus on what tools and brushes to use for your cat, nail trimming, ear and eye cleaning, how to prevent knots and
tangles, and how to reduce the amount of shedding fur in your home. We will conclude with demonstrations on both a short-haired and a long-haired cat.

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076 Sit! Stay! Heel! —Teach Your Dog Good Manners
(see note for location)
David Horowitz, owner of Weber’s Training School
Sun., 11:30–12:30 pm, Sept. 19, 4 sessions
$100

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 five months old. All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

077 Therapy Chickens—Certifying the Handler
(Virtual) NEW!
Gwenne Baile, certified backyard chicken keeper
Thurs., 6:30–8:00, Oct. 21, 2 sessions
$45

Therapy chickens do the same kind of work as therapy dogs working with special needs’ individuals and the elderly amongst others. Learn how to select and work with your chickens as well as set up a successful program including things like making contacts, insurance and fees. There will be an exam to attain a certificate as a handler of therapy chickens.

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078 Introduction to
Animal-Assisted Therapy (Virtual)
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 19, 1 session
$35

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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079 "Puppy Love”: What to Expect When
Bringing Home a New Puppy or Dog (Virtual)
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 19, 1 session
$35

Before you bring home that puppy or adult dog, be prepared and you will minimize the stress and maximize the joy!. Puppy-proofing your home can avoid destroyed furniture and  save on carpet cleaning. Learn: how to pick YOUR right family dog, house train, crate train, 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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080 Declutter and Organize Your Home,
Office and
Life (Virtual)
Ellen Tozzi, certified professional organizer and owner
of Natural Order, www.naturalorderdesign.com
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 3 sessions
$80

Overwhelmed by clutter? Want to transform your space from chaos to comfort? We’ll discuss the causes of clutter, how to decide what to let go of, resources for unwanted items and how long to keep papers. Become organized so you have more time and less stress!

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081 Color Forecasting: The Business Side
of Color (Virtual) NEW!
Peggy Van Allen, designer and color anthropologist
with Colorfuel and President of Color Marketing Group
Montaha Hidefi, color archaeologist, author, public speaker
and VP of Color Forecasting at Color Marketing Group
Wed., 6:30–8:00 pm, Dec. 1, 1 session
$35

In this enlightening program on color forecasting, experts from the non-profit Color Marketing Group—one of the world’s leading color associations – will discuss the function of their international organization and share their methodology for predicting global color directions for residential and commercial industries. You’ll learn the importance of color, how it impacts consumer buying, and why some colors seem to be on trend and others not.

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082 Become the Real Estate Expert! (Virtual) NEW!
Josh Wilton, broker and realtor, Queenston Realty
Ingela Kostenbader, broker and realtor, Queenston Realty
Tues., 7:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 26, 4 sessions
$50

Want to become an expert on the Princeton Real Estate market? Want to learn the ins and outs as to what is happening in town? Why is the market doing what it’s doing? Strategies to sell for top dollar. Strategies to buy in today’s market. How to evaluate an investment property and or consider a 1031 Exchange. A list of the topic for each week is posted in the class details section of our registration website.

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083 Intro to Kitchen Renovation: Everything
the Homeowner Needs to Know (Virtual) NEW!
Lauren Borchardt, certified interior designer and
owner of Mulberry Hill Interiors
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 4, 1 session
$40

Come learn the basics of a kitchen renovation from a certified interior designer. This course will cover planning your space so it meets your needs, and provide things to consider when selecting cabinets, finish materials, appliances and lighting. We will review other important topics including budgeting and hiring designers and contractors. The goal of this course is to help ensure your new kitchen is not only functional, but a place where you and your family want to spend time.

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084 Transform Your Home into Your
New Favorite
Place
Cynthia Johnson, designer and owner of Elephant
in the Room Design
Fri., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 5, 1 session
$40

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. Class is limited to eight students.
All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

085 Downsize Efficiently to a New Independent
Home or Transition to a Senior Living Community
(Virtual)
John Walsh, senior and family
downsizing and moving expert
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 3 sessions
$75

Overwhelmed by the thought of downsizing, decluttering and moving from your home? Unsure of where to start? Guidance provided on best ways to plan your move, accomplishing each stage of the
moving process, and tips on how to best earn money through consignment, estate sales, auctions, yard sales and tax efficient donations.

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086 What’s It Worth? Evaluating Your Fine Art,
Decorative Art and Personal Property in the 21st Century

(Virtual and Field Trip)
Laurel Porcelli, AAA, founder principal appraiser,
Artisan Advisory Group, LLC

Section A: Zoom classes: Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm,
Oct. 28, 4 sessions
$105

You will receive an explanation of the types of value, approach to value, the different types of appraisals and what is a qualified appraiser. You will learn how to inventory, research and evaluate your collection. We will discuss current market trends in fine art, decorative art,
and furniture. You will have an opportunity to have one personal piece discussed and appraised. Optional field trip to an auction preview.

Section B: Date TBD (time and date to be announced at the first class) $20
Auction Preview, Rago Arts and Auction Center, 333 North Main St. Lambertville, NJ.
Depending on NJ Dept. of Health restrictions, we will meet at Rago Arts and Auction Center during the preview week of an auction which will include a preview and discussion of the sale. You will learn how an auction works and how to bid. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

NOTE: PLEASE REGISTER FOR BOTH SECTION A AND B FOR THIS CLASS. If restrictions prevent us from holding the field trip to Rago, we will refund you for section B.

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087 At the Auction: How to Bid, Buy, and Sell (Virtual) NEW!
Dana Balsamo, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser,
PA Licensed Auctioneer

Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 7, 7 sessions
$130

Why buy or sell at an auction? What should you expect if you attend a live or online auction? What in the world are those auctioneers saying? Did you know that eBay is NOT an auction?! Included: differences between auction houses, advantages of the auction method vs. selling yourself or through estate sales, online auctions, auction platforms, and the factors you should consider before buying at an online auction. This class will explore the Live Auction: from Fine Art to Tail Gate Auctions; registration, previewing, bidding, the dreaded Buyer’s Premium, and auction etiquette. If possible, attendance at a live auction will be arranged.

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088 Chess 101: First Steps in Chess (Virtual) NEW!
Daniel Moreno, USCF expert
and experienced instructor
Mon., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 4, 7 sessions
(No class Oct. 11)

$125

This course will cover chess from the ground up. Topics include rules, notation, as well as basic opening and middlegame principles. Sessions will include various exercises and interactive puzzles. Geared towards players who have no experience, but open to players who have had some exposure to chess before (U1000 rated)! Instructor has over three years of experience teaching chess to players of different levels.

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089 Intermediate Chess: Boost Your Chess—
From Pawns to Kings! (Virtual) NEW!
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 5, 7 sessions
(No class Oct. 12)

$125

This course will cover chess middlegame strategy and tactical fundamentals. Sessions will include interactive puzzles, analysis of students’ games, and teach some chess history. Geared towards players who have some experience (for example, the previous chess course offered at PAS)! Please reach out to the instructor if you have questions about placement in this course or the beginner course. Instructor has three years of experience teaching chess to players of different levels.

NOTE: The instructor can provide guidance for study guide material to review if you need to refresh yourself on some basics.

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090 Mah Jongg (Virtual)
(includes all class
materials)
Neilia Makadok, expert teacher of Mah Jongg,
Canasta in NJ–PA area
Section A: Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 4 sessions
Section B: Tues./Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm,
Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 7, 9, 4
sessions
$130

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. It would be helpful to have a Mah Jongg set available to use during class. All other necessary materials are included.

NOTE: This class will be taught via Zoom and a camera/webcam is required for class. The instructor will email the Zoom meeting link to you before the class starts and will be available online 1/2 hour before each class for help and questions. Please be sure your address is up to date in the registration system for mailing supplies to you.

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091 Introduction to Bridge (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Section A: Mon., 9:30–11:00 am, Oct. 4, 9 sessions
(No class Nov. 29)
Section B: Mon., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 4, 9 sessions
(No class Nov. 29)
$109

Begin your bridge journey with this introductory course. Learn and play bridge online! Keep your mind active, meet new people, learn to play bridge! This course is designed for players who have never played bridge before. Join us for a friendly, welcoming and interactive introduction to bridge. Bridge is a wonderful hobby that allows you to enjoy playing with a limited amount of knowledge and provides players with a life-long opportunity for developing and playing. No
prior bridge knowledge required.

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092 Beginner Bridge+ (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Section A: Mon, 9:30–11:00 am, Dec. 20, 9 sessions
(No class Jan. 3, 2022)
Section B: Mon, 6:30–8:00 pm, Dec. 20, 9 sessions
(No class Jan. 3, 2022)
$109

This course is designed for beginner/advanced beginner bridge players, and players returning to bridge, with basic bridge knowledge who want to get a firmer grasp of the core bidding agreements of the five-card major Standard American Yellow Card. Topics will include: opening and responding at the 1 level; 1NT opening and responding (including Stayman and Jacoby conventions); overcalling, takeout doubles and advancing; weak opening; and playing strategies including basic defensive play. Each session will start in Zoom with an introduction/review of a bidding or playing topic then it is off to the tables for live interactive practice where everyone gets to play and practice.

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093 Defense in 21st Century (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Section A: Mon., 3:30–5:00 pm, Oct. 4, 9 sessions
(No class Nov. 29)
Section B: Mon., 11:30–1:00 pm, Nov. 8, 9 sessions
(No class Nov. 29, Jan. 3, 2022)
$109

We are the defenders around 50% of the time when we play bridge. Continue to round out your playing skills by studying defense. Get the low-down on defense strategies in this nine-session online course. The live instruction and guided practice enhances the participant experience. The course covers defensive plan and play, including opening leads against suit and no-trump contracts, second and third hand play, and defensive signals. Each class begins with instruction
and discussion, then participants head to the virtual tables to play hands and practice the defensive techniques taught in the session.

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094 Play of the Hand Declarer Practice
(Virtual) NEW!
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Mon., 11:30–1:00 pm, Oct. 4, 4 sessions
$65

Sharpen your declarer skills. This course focuses on declarer planning and playing. Each session will review a different playing strategy such as, promotion, finesse, and effective use of trump. Bidding concepts such as weak openings, Stayman, Jacoby Transfer will be reviewed.  Typical sessions include direct instruction and playing hands at an online bridge table where everyone gets to practice the skills taught or reviewed in the lesson.

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095 Introduction to 2 over 1 Game Force
(Virtual) NEW!
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Mon., 1:30–3:00 pm, Oct. 4, 9 sessions
(No class Nov. 29)
$109

The 2/1 system is an extension of the standard 5 card major system. It is growing in popularity in the United States. Want to learn the basics of the 2/1 bidding system? This is the class for you. Each class will include instruction as well as playing sample hands that provide practice for the topic of the session.

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096 Integrating 2 over 1 to your Bridge Play
(Virtual) NEW!
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Mon., 1:30–3:00 pm, Dec. 20, 9 sessions
(No class Jan. 3, 2022)
$109

Designed for the player who already has a familiarity with the 2 over 1 game force system and is looking to integrate the system into their current bidding system. Each week a concept related to basic 2 over 1 bidding other topics will include Drury (Reverse Drury), Slam Bidding (e.g. Blackwood & 1430), Feature Cue Bidding. Each session will include instruction and then it is off to the tables to bid, play & discuss hands.

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097 Defense Practice Course (Virtual) NEW!
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Mon., 3:30–5:00 pm, Dec. 20, 9 sessions
(No class Jan. 3, 2022)
$109

D-E-F-E-N-S-E: In a bridge bidding auction, you and your partner win the contract, or you lose the contract. Losing the contract might be disappointing, but it does not mean game over. With the opening lead, the battle for masterpoints has just begun. Every bridge player knows the thrill of defeating a contract is sweet. Up your defense skills in a new online, seven-week defense practice course. The course will be laser-focused on defensive playing, nothing else. Each week Bernadette will briefly review a defensive topic, such as opening lead, signaling, second hand low, and third hand high, and then players will assemble at the virtual tables to bid, defend, and
discuss hands.

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098 Pinochle (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Tues., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 5, 6 sessions
$65

Pinochle is a 2-5 person melding & trick-taking card game. This novice and beginner class will focus on 4-person partnership Pinochle. In the later weeks we will learn variations for 2, or 3 players as well as look at websites where you can play Pinochle online.

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097A Intermediate Bridge (Virtual) NEW!
Jane Ball, experienced bridge instructor
Tues., 6:30–8:00 pm, Sept. 7, 1 session
$89

This class is intended for people who have done the two beginner courses or perhaps played when they were in college.

Sept 7th          Leads (Very very important)
Sept 21st         2 Club opening bid
Sept 28th         Counting winners and losers
Oct 5th             Taking a finesse
Oct 19th            Blackwood Convention
Oct 26th           To be decided

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097B Online Bridge - Beginner Bridge 1 (Virtual) NEW!
Jane Ball, experienced bridge instructor
Wed., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 6, 1 session
$89

This class is intended for people who have never played bridge. It will teach you the two important aspects bidding and play of the hand. You will be able to say 'I can play bridge' very soon. You will find out how to practice online so that you can improve easily.

Oct 6th           Introduction to bridge. We learn to play the cards
Oct 13th         Choosing a contract
Oct 20th           Opening bids and selecting the best game
Oct 27th           Opening NT
Nov 10th          Major suit openings
Nov 17th            Minor suit openings

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097B Online Bridge - Two Over One (Virtual) NEW!
Jane Ball, experienced bridge instructor
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 1 session
$89

This class requires a book. '2 over 1 Game Force' by Eric Rodwell and Audrey Grant. It can be found on Amazon.

In the US when people first learn to play bridge they are taught Standard American. Once they get bitten by the bug and want to get better they look at the better players and decide that 'Two over One' is the bidding system of choice.

Oct 7th           Forcing NT
Oct 14th        Two over One
Oct 21st         Rebids by opener and responder
Oct 28th         The choice between Game and Slam
Nov 4th          Inverted Minors
Nov  11th      New minor forcing and 4th suit forcing

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099 Ballet 101
Carol Bellis, Princeton Ballet School instructor
Mon., 11:00–12:15 pm, Sept. 13, 8 sessions
$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 Carol Bellis
leads a lively and encouraging class to help you get in shape and appreciate this classic art form. Registration is limited to four students.

 

 

Courses 099–100 will be held at Princeton Ballet School, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton Shopping Center (2nd floor at Harrison Street end of McCaffrey’s).

Women: leotard of any color, black or pink tights. Unitards, skirts, and t-shirts OK. Men: t-shirt, black tights, dance belt. Sweatpants OK.

Footwear for Ballet 101: ballet technique shoes. All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

100 Modern Dance Class NEW!
Susan Tenney, Princeton Ballet School instructor
Tues., 11:00–12:15 pm, Sept. 14, 8 sessions
$140

Susan Tenney directs a class that incorporates elements of three major Modern Dance techniques (Graham, Limon, Cunningham) in addition to her own sensibility of movement and choreography. Each class consists of a warm-up and short combinations that grow and
engage the dancers into longer and more complex combinations that explore dynamics, rhythms, and dramatic arcs within sequencing. Poetic imagery as catalyst for improvisational exercises are also at times incorporated allowing the dancers to get in touch with their own creativity and personal expression.

Courses 099–100 will be held at Princeton Ballet School, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton Shopping Center (2nd floor at Harrison Street end of McCaffrey’s).

Women: leotard of any color, black or pink tights. Unitards, skirts, and t-shirts OK. Men: t-shirt, black tights, dance belt. Sweatpants OK.

Footwear for Ballet 101: ballet technique shoes. All students are required to follow safety
precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

101 Ballroom Basics (In-Person)
Fred Astaire Dance Instructors
Section A: Tues., 6:50–7:30 pm, Oct. 5, 4 sessions
Section B: Tues., 6:50–7:30 pm, Nov. 9, 4 sessions
$68

The class will feature an introduction to the basic step patterns of popular Ballroom dances such as Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Rumba, and Swing. Singles and couples welcome. No experience necessary.

 

 

Courses 101–102 will be taught by Fred Astaire Dance Instructors. For any questions, please call 609-921-8881 or email: Princeton@fredastaire.com. Classes are held at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, 830 State Rd. Rte. 206, Suite 6, Princeton NJ. All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

102 Club Dance Mix (In-Person)
Fred Astaire Dance Instructors
Section A: Wed., 6:50–7:30 pm, Oct. 6, 4 sessions
Section B: Wed., 6:50–7:30 pm, Nov. 10, 4 sessions
$68

This four-week course will cover basic steps patterns for popular night club social dances including Salsa, Argentine Tango, Bachata and Merengue! Singles and couples welcome. No experience necessary.

 

 

Courses 101–102 will be taught by Fred Astaire Dance Instructors. For any questions, please call 609-921-8881 or email: Princeton@fredastaire.com. Classes are held at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, 830 State Rd. Rte. 206, Suite 6, Princeton NJ. All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

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103 Meditation for Beginners (Virtual)
Susanna DeRosa, T’ai Chi instructor in the Princeton
area since 1976
Tues., 7:45–8:45 pm, Oct. 5, 4 sessions
$60

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.

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104 Change Your Habits, Change Your L ife (Virtual)
Tara Conti Bansal, CFP®, fee-only financial planner $65
and life coach
Mon., 7:30–8:30, Oct. 18, 5 sessions

We all know our bad habits. Have you ever thought about your good habits and what a positive difference they make in your life? Do you have a change you want to make in your life and unable to make no matter how many times you try? Working out, saving money, getting organized, meditating etc. Nearly 90% of personal improvement resolutions end in failure. How can you change that? This class will help you with answering that question. Habits shape our lives—for the positive or negative. This class will provide information on the power of habits and why you should want to focus on them. It will present different strategies to help you create a desired habit and provide a template and system to help you create positive habits.

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105 How to Get Myself to Do What I Want:
The Four Tendencies (Virtual)
Tara Conti Bansal, CFP®, fee-only
financial planner and life coach
Mon., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 29, 2 sessions
$55

One of life’s challenges is “ how to get myself to do what I want?” The Four Tendencies (FT) is a framework developed by Gretchen Rubin that explains the different ways people respond to expectations. The FT helps us to better understand ourselves, and others, allowing us to more effectively meet our goals. We can live and work more successfully when we understand why we might see things differently. This workshop offers opportunities to practice applying the knowledge of the FT to predict and avoid conflict, as well as to persuade yourself and others to achieve goals.

NOTE: Pre-class assignment, Take the Four Tendencies Quiz;https://gretchenrubin.com/books/the-four-tendencies/take-thequiz/. And be prepared to identify a goal you would like to achieve. Class materials will be from The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen
Rubin.

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106 The Art of Coziness: Food, Holistic Strategies,
and Seasonal Tips for a Cozier Life (Virtual)
Vanessa Young, cooking instructor, writer, educator
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Nov. 4, 1 session
$35

Embrace the season in a uniquely cozy way with practical tips to support comfort and happiness at home. We will explore cooking ideas, home decor approaches, and lifestyle strategies that create a
warm, joy-filled environment filled with simple pleasures. This class is grounded in cultural approaches to coziness that apply to all of our lives, particularly as we seek new ways to enjoy time at home and celebrate togetherness.

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107 The Art of the Tattoo (Virtual) NEW!
Elliott Mason, knowledgeable tattoo enthusiast
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 1 session
$35

People of all ages and backgrounds are opting for tattoos these days. If you or a family member are considering a tattoo—or are simply curious about this unique form of body art—this class is for you! We will cover a brief history of tattooing; current tattoo styles and fashions; industry standards for tattoo studios; health and safety considerations; and how to choose a qualified, talented tattoo artist.

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108 Coping with Hearing Loss (Virtual) NEW!
Patricia Dobbs, TAS Instructor
Tues., 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Oct. 5, 1 session
$41

Hearing loss not only affects the person with hearing loss but also affects anyone they communicate with—be it loved ones, friends, or co-workers. This workshop goes over strategies to create a more positive communication experience for all.

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109 Positive Aging (Virtual)
Diane Lang, MA,
psychotherapist, educator and author
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 7, 1 session
$40

Life expectancy has improved during the past few decades. Most of us will look forward to twenty or more years in retirement. How we choose to address our aging bodies and minds during this time will be up to us. Our beliefs on aging play a huge role in our happiness and health. In this workshop we will learn ways to thrive at any age and gain perspective on the aging process; the truths and myths of aging; how to cultivate a positive approach to our future years and see the new possibilities that this stage of life can bring.

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110 Intelligent Optimism for
Positive Living (Virtual) NEW!
Diane Lang, MA,
psychotherapist, educator and author
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 21, 1 session
$40

With gloom and doom around us 24/7, it can be hard to find the positive. Staying positive in trying times is a skill set that can be learned and will reduce your stress levels in turbulent
times. We can learn to feel better by paying attention to our thoughts and feelings in a way that increases our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices. With intentional
effort and tools for cultivating happiness and mindfulness we can live through the worst of times with intelligent optimism.

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111 The Positive Holiday Mindset (Virtual ) NEW!
Diane Lang, MA,
psychotherapist, educator and author
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Nov. 4, 1 session
$40

Negative people will always be around, whether it be your co-worker, your neighbor, or your own family members. The holidays bring us together with people who sometimes trigger negative responses in us, making us feel depleted, frustrated and drained. Learn how to create a positive holiday mindset and master proven communication techniques to reduce negativity wherever you go, so you don’t need an emotional detox from the holidays!

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112 Introduction to Mindfulness
for Well-Being (Virtual)
Stephanie D’Angelo, founder of Mindfulness
Community of NJ and telemeditation4u.com
Section A: Part I—Wed., 6:30–7:30 pm,
Oct. 13, 4 sessions
$60 each section

This secular course teaches the principles of mindfulness. Formal and informal experiential practices will be taught to empower people to reduce their stress and increase well-being. Each session will include a theme, breath work, and mindfulness practices including sitting, body scan, and gentle mindful movement. This course is designed for people with little or no experience. Bring your curiosity and willingness to see what happens.

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112 Introduction to Mindfulness
for Well-Being (Virtual)
Section B: Part II—Wed., 6:30–7:30 pm, Nov. 10, 4 sessions
Stephanie D’Angelo, founder of Mindfulness
Community of NJ and telemeditation4u.com
$60 each section

This secular course is for people with some basic mindfulness practice experience and uses the foundations of mindfulness to work with distractions, difficult emotions, and learning to work with R.A.I.N. Formal and informal experiential practices will be taught to empower people to reduce their stress, decrease rumination and increase well-being. Each session will include a theme, breath work, and mindfulness practices including sitting, body scan, and gentle mindful movement. Question and Answer time will be provided in each session. Topics such as the Self-Compassion and working with R.A.I.N. will be included as course themes. This course is designed for people with basic knowledge or experience. Bring your curiosity and willingness to see what happens.

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113 Acupressure for Anyone
Self-Care Series (Virtual)
Missy Oleaga, LMT energy and
certified acupressure instructor

Section A: Wed., 9:00 am–11:00 pm, Nov. 3, 1 session
Section B: Wed., 3:00–5:00 pm, Nov. 3, 1 session
Section C: Tues., 3:00 pm–5:00 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session
Section D: Tues., 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session
Section E: Tues., 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Nov. 16, 1 session
Section F: Tues., 3:00-5:00 pm, Nov. 16, 1 session

113 Acupressure for Anyone Self-Care Series (Virtual)
Section A: Wed., 9:00 am–11:00 pm, Nov. 3, 1 session
Seva Stress Relief. Created after September 11th to treat shock and stress. section
Section B: Wed., 3:00–5:00 pm, Nov. 3, 1 session
Release for the Nervous System. Helps with depression, stroke recovery and emotional balance.
Section C: Tues., 3:00 pm–5:00 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session
Release for sciatica, plantar fasciitis, fear and insomnia.
Section D: Tues., 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session
Respiratory release. Helps with asthma, colds, emphysema, allergies and vertigo.
Section E: Tues., 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Nov. 16, 1 session
Boost Your Immune System. Helps treat hypo and hyper energetic conditions, insomnia, bronchitis, earache and colds.
Section F: Tues., 3:00-5:00 pm, Nov. 16, 1 session
Releases for headaches, neck and back

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114 Reiki I in 1 Day (Virtual)
Missy Oleaga, LMT energy and
certified acupressure instructor
Sat., 9:00 am–4:00 pm, Nov. 13, 1 session
$90

Reiki I is the first class in the Usui Reiki curriculum. Upon completion of this daylong 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. Each student will receive a handbook and a certificate upon completion.
NOTE: With successful completion of this one day workshop, students will receive Reiki I certification. There will be a one-hour break for lunch.

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115 General Spanda® Yoga Class (Virtual)
Jaime Stover Schmitt, Ed.D.,
C.M.A. ERYT 500, C-IAYT, yoga instructor
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 9 sessions
$130

A well-balanced traditional yoga class in the comfort of your home—all levels are welcome with variations presented to work at the level right for you! We’ll attend to alignment and breathing, for warm-ups, yoga postures and movements, and relaxation. A time-honored way to ease stress, loosen up, sleep better, boost immunity and care for your health in these trying times!
NOTE: You’ll want to have a yoga mat, folding blanket, and a tennis or small yoga ball.

 

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116 Yoga for Back Care (Virtual)
Jaime Stover Schmitt, Ed.D.,
C.M.A. ERYT 500, C-IAYT, yoga instructor
Tues., 5:45–7:15 pm, Oct. 12, 9 sessions
$130

This class will focus on yoga postures and movements that enhance the health of the back and spine. You’ll learn how to do safe effective practices to safely warm up, relieve back and neck tension, strengthen core muscles to support posture and dynamic alignment, and increase range of motion for better movement efficiency and pain relief. We’ll also take a cursory look at common back pain. The pace of the class will allow you to remain tuned in to how your back feels as you care for any injuries or issues. All are welcome—whether you have back pain or just want to prevent it!
NOTE: You’ll want to have a yoga mat, folding blanket, and a tennis or small yoga ball.

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117 Simple Chair Yoga with Guided
Meditation (Virtual) NEW!
Shirin Stave-Matias, teacher of dance and
instructor of chair yoga
Wed., 2:00–3:00 pm, Oct. 6, 6 sessions
$75

This course will lead you through a simple but effective chair yoga class complete with guided meditation. Practicing in the comfort of your own home, students will learn postures that help with: strengthbuilding, proper alignment for building better posture and asanas that provide release from tensions that work their way into various parts of the body. A simple scarf will be used to assist students in different postures and ‘mudras’ or arm/hand positions. Guided meditation will help in clearing one’s mind, ultimately leaving students relaxed and refreshed.
NOTE: Wear loose comfortable clothing. Students should have a scarf to learn specific postures for relieving shoulder/neck tension.

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118 Feldenkrais®: Awareness Through
Movement® (Virtual) NEW!
Barbara Zera Abramson, guild certified Feldenkrais
practitioner (CM)
Wed., 7:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 20, 4 sessions
$50

How do we go from the freedom of child’s play to stiffness, aches and pains, and the energy drain caused by muscular tension? Most of these limitations can be reversed with a better awareness of how movement works, learned through gentle, fun movement explorations. You will be introduced to the Feldenkrais Method®—a proven way to improve your flexibility, posture, physical comfort, and vitality by discovering and updating habits that no longer serve you. You will need a chair with a firm seat and no arms. No fitness level is required.

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119 Introduction to Reformer (In-person) NEW!
Deborah Kieley, owner of Peaceful Pilates Studio $160
and teacher of Pilates for over 16 years
Section A: Mon., 5:30–6:25 pm, Oct. 11, 4 sessions
no make-up sessions
Section B: Mon., 5:30–6:25 pm, Nov. 8, 4 sessions
no make-up sessions

Pilates is a wonderful form of exercise to help lengthen and strengthen our muscles, improve your flexibility and decrease your risk of injury. The class will include mat Pilates and stretching. This course will benefit both beginner and advanced student as it will focus on proper muscle recruitment and form. Participants will need their own mat and towel. Anti-slip socks are encouraged but not required.

 

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120 Gentle Pilates (Virtual)
Nikki Cefelli, owner of studio Nikki,
LLC Pilates and Fitness since 2012
Mon., 10:00–10:55 am, Oct. 4, 8 sessions
$160

120 - 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. Class is limited to 15 students.

120A - Calm awareness and inner tranquility will reward dedicated students of this ancient Chinese art of movement. Based on Taoism, Tai Chi is a health exercise, martial art and moving meditation offering benefits to practitioners. Students who practice regularly become happier and healthier while developing improved focus, discipline and mind/body unity. Class is limited to 15 students.

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121 Qi Healing/Medical Qi Gong Introductory
Workshop (Virtual)
Dr. Janet Oussaty, certified teacher
of the Qi healer
intensive course
Section A: Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 21, 1 session
Section B: Thurs., 6:30-8:30 pm, Nov. 4, 1 session
$40

Tap into a treasure of simple, yet profound healing practices that have been utilized and tested for centuries. Qi Healing, a based upon the traditions and teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine, methods cultivate, build, move, cleanse and balance our qi, restoring health, well-being and vitality.

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122 Learning to Hoop (In-person) NEW!
Agnes Carbone, owner of Glitter Hoops, LLC,
certified hoop instructor
Wed., 6:30–7:30 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
$75

Come learn the basics of hoop dance—a fun, low-impact cardio work-out that tones the entire body. We will first learn to waist hoop, then gradually learn new hoop moves that can be strung together to
form a dance. Bring water and a smile. Hoops and music will be provided. This course will be taught outdoors.

NOTE: Class will be held outdoors at a private residence in Hightstown. Directions will be emailed after registration is completed. Restroom facilities are not available so please take that into consideration.

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123 Healthy Joints: Chair Exercise (Virtual) NEW!
Kate Vaseva, licensed physical therapist assistant and
certified Pilates instructor
Wed., 5:00–5:45 pm, Oct. 6, 6 sessions
$60

Is joint pain holding you back? Perhaps an achy ankle or sore knee is making it difficult to enjoy a run through your favorite park or even a short walk? Or a throbbing hip or shoulder prevents you from driving a golf ball down the fairway or from performing simple tasks like carrying a bag of groceries into your home? The exercises from this healthy joints class will help relieve ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain, and help you become more active again, which in turn can help you stay independent long into your later years.

 

 

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124 T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Virtual)
Susanna de Rosa, T’ai Chi
Instructor in the Princeton Area since 1976
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 5, 8 sessions
$150

Calm awareness and inner tranquility will reward dedicated students of this ancient Chinese art of movement. Based on Taoism, Tai Chi is a health exercise, martial art and moving meditation offering benefits to practitioners. Students who practice regularly become happier and healthier while developing improved focus, discipline and mind/body unity. Class is limited to 15 students.

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124A Tai Chi—Renew Your Form! (Virtual)
Susanna de Rosa, T’ai Chi
Instructor in the Princeton Area since 1976
Tues., 6:00–7:00 pm, Jan. 18, 2022, 5 sessions
$65

Beginner’s Mind is a quality which promotes high quality learning free of preconceived notions. This class is designed for beginning students who have been introduced to Tai Chi yet wish to both make progress and review classic principles. We will focus on the Thirteen Posture classic Yang Family style form in this five-week class.

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125 “Group” Personal Training (Virtual)
Certified Personal Trainer and
Corrective Exercise Specialist, Kevin Walsh
Wed., 6:00–7:00 pm, Oct. 13, 8 sessions
$115

Get into better physical condition through group exercise training at home. Class incorporates flexibility, strength, balance, cardio, and posture. We will cover corrective exercises for addressing common aches and pains, conditioning regimens for building functional strength and cardio capacity. Students will receive handouts and access to Kevin’s online health and fitness content. You will receive a free 20-minute Zoom consultation with Kevin upon registration to discuss your fitness needs.

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126 Stretching for Flexibility and Pain
Management (Virtual) NEW!
Certified Personal Trainer and
Corrective Exercise Specialist, Kevin Walsh
Sat., 9:00–9:45 am, Oct. 9, 8 sessions
$75

Students can increase their flexibility and reduce aches and pains through stretches and corrective exercises. Each class will include muscle specific stretches for the entire body, postural improvement exercises, and correctives for spine health. Students will receive emailed PDF copies of each class agenda as well as access to Kevin’s online follow-along video stretching programs. Water, yoga mat, foam roller, and an exercise ball are recommended for students to have on hand for each class.

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127 Walking Tour of Princeton University
Outdoor Sculptures (In-person)  NEW!
Jeanne Mazzetti, Princeton Art Museum touring docent
Section A: Sat., 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Oct.16, 1 session
Section B: Sat., 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Oct. 23, 1 session
$35 each session

 

Learn about some of the most important sculptors of the 2th century on a stroll through the Princeton University campus with Princeton University Art Museum docent Jeanne Mazzetti. View works by Louise Nevelson, Maya Lin, AiWeiWei, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and many others, some hidden away in courtyards, some in plain sight.  This course will be given in two parts – part one this fall will focus on the main campus and part two, next spring, will focus on the Washington Road campus.

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128 Princeton at the Violet Hour (In-Person)
Wiebke Martens, photographer/author
Jennifer Jang, historian/author
Fri., 5:45 pm, Oct. 8, 1 session
$35

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 5:30 p.m. inside FitzRandolph Gate at Witherspoon and Nassau Streets. The tour will begin promptly at 5:45 p.m. and will be conducted outside, so please wear comfortable shoes.

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129 Focus on Birds
Scott Barnes and Heidi Mass of NJ Audubon
6 sessions (3 lectures and 3 field trips) $165
Lectures: Thurs., 7:30 pm, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2,
3 sessions (Virtual classes)
Field Trips Only $125
Field Trips: Sat., Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 3 sessions

New Jersey, on the Atlantic migration route, is a birding “hot spot.” Classes will cover bird identification, field guides, binoculars, migration, habitat, and the joy of birding. Come learn with us as we take three field trips: Edwin P. Forsythe NWR, along the coast, and two local spots TBD. Time and location of field trips will be sent to registered students. Field trips start early and go all morning. Forsythe trip will go until about 3 pm as it is a considerable drive from Princeton. Due to
COVID-19, carpooling and sharing of binoculars is not permitted. All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

NOTE: Those who have taken this course before or are experienced birdwatchers may enroll for the field trips only.  (Please use course 129A to register for field trips only).

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130 Fall Wildflowers (field trips only)
Elizabeth Horn has studied wildflowers in many
parts of New Jersey each section
Section A: Sat., 10:00 am, Aug. 28, Sep. 18,
Oct. 16, 3 sessions

Section B: Wed., 10.00 am, Sept. 1, 22,
Oct. 20, 3 sessions

$50

The field trips of approximately 2½ hours will introduce students to three local preserves: Griggstown Grasslands, Mercer Meadows, and the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed. We will concentrate on using field guides to identify what we see. Please bring a field guide to wildflowers of the northeast if you own one; there will be some to borrow if you do not. Instructor will contact students prior to first class for the meeting location. All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

Instructor will email students prior to class with meeting location.

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131 Qi Gong meets Forest Therapy (In-person) NEW!
Aaron Schomburg, certified forest therapy guide
Bart D’Andrea, practitioner and teacher of Qi Gong
Section A: Sat., 9:00 am–12:00 pm, Oct. 16, 1 session
Section B: Sat. 9:00 am–12:00 pm, Oct. 23, 1 session
$55 each section

During a three-hour walk that will cover no more than a mile of trail, students will be introduced to the many benefits of meditation and to reconnecting with the More Than Human World. Walks are local, accessible and mild in pace and effort. Qi Gong is a series of slow forms for the body and the mind and is the precursor to Tai Chi and Kung Fu. We will connect to and listen to the trees with the sound of the Native American flute. Qi (Chi) energy will be practiced with standing meditations through the walk. Forest therapy walks involve invitations to reawaken the senses and one›s connection to the natural world.

Instructor will email students meeting location prior to class.

132 Sunday Morning Forest Therapy Walks
(In-person)
Aaron Schomburg, certified forest therapy guide
Section A: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 3
Section B: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 17
Section C: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 24
Section D: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Nov. 7
$50 each section

Based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, or Forest Bathing, Forest Therapy Walks are designed to engage one’s senses and allow individuals to reconnect to the More Than Human World. These walks are slow, deliberate explorations that cover on average less than a mile while benefiting participants physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Social distancing and mask wearing are required during most of the walk and each walk is concluded with a modified tea ceremony. All walks are very accessible as the terrain is quite simple to navigate, bathrooms are a consideration as Covid makes them less accessible so please consider this possible inconvenience.
Give yourself the gift of time and harmony with a Sunday forest therapy walk.

The instructor will provide information of the meeting place via email. All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

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133 Baking with Claire (Virtual) NEW!
Claire Brown, home baker who teaches
the
pleasure of baking
Section A: Sat., 2:00-3:30 pm, Nov. 6, 1 session
Fudgy brownies and Dorie Greenspan’s famous
World Peace Cookies

Section B: Sat., 2:00-3:30 pm, Nov. 20, 1 session
Sugar cookies (perfect for the holidays) plus a quick and
delicious flourless chocolate cake
$45 each section

Many bakers stress over properly handling flour, double-boiler chocolate melting, and so on—which can rob the baker of the sheer pleasure of baking. These classes offer a relaxed approach to baking and the chance to make a quick batch of goodies for any gathering, bake sale, or your own enjoyment. NOTE: The instructor will email recipes and the list of ingredients before the start of class if you plan on cooking along.

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134 Oktoberfest with Triumph (Virtual)
(All materials included) NEW!
Brendan Anderson, Chief Operating Officer for
Triumph Brewing Company
Fri., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 1, 1 session
$65

We are thrilled to offer you this very special beer brewing class. This class is all about beer and taught by Brendan Anderson of Triumph Brewing Company, Princeton’s gem. He will cover topics including brewing ingredients, the brewing process, and the history of beer. The class will have beer tasting of each of the four beer styles from your Class Pack.

NOTE: The class pack, to be picked up at Triumph in advance of the class, consists of: two 32oz growlers of Triumph beer, two other beers, samples of malt, hops, adjunct grains, maybe some
spices for fun. And Bonus goodies (coasters, pint glass, etc.) completed with Beer 101 Guide. All students must be 21 years of age or older.

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135 Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Virtual) NEW!
Tejal Kothari teacher who
creates unique vegetarian dishes
Sun., 3:30–5:30 pm, Oct. 3, 1 session
$50

Indian cooking infuses spices, healthy vegetarian ingredients, and ayurvedic principles of living. Learn to cook some traditional Indian food with a western twist to it, using fresh vegetables, lentils, rice, grains, spices and herbs. A list of ingredients needed and steps to prep will be provided before the class. Class will include a step-by-step hands-on instruction. Be prepared to enjoy a delicious dinner at the end of class.

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136 Falafel Workshop (Virtual) NEW!
Tejal Kothari teacher who
creates unique vegetarian dishes
Sun., 3:30–5:30 pm, Nov. 14, 1 session
$50

Falafels are a delectable Middle Eastern street food that can serve as an appetizer or an entire meal. Learn to make these treats with the best traditional accompaniments including homemade hummus, yogurt and tahini sauce. Great for those on a vegan diet, and these can even be made using gluten free pitas. A list of ingredients needed and steps to prep will be provided before the class. Class will include a step-by-step hands-on instruction.

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137 Vegetarian Tex-Mex (Virtual) NEW!
Tejal Kothari teacher who
creates unique vegetarian dishes
Fri., 3:30–5:30 pm, Nov. 19, 1 session
$50

 

Spice up your vegetarian diet by learning to make popular Tex-Mex casual dishes, known as “street food,” which is sure to please the entire family. We'll make a veggie rice bowl, quesadillas made with
fresh vegetables and black beans, and a tostada, known as Mexican pizza. We’ll use fresh, authentic ingredients to bring out the true Tex-Mex flavors. Be ready to have a restaurant style delicious meal!

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138 Cooking with Chef Susan (Virtual) NEW!
Susan Cohen, experienced instructor of Savory Naturals
Section A: Japanese
Thurs., 5:30–7:30 pm, Oct. 7, 1 session
Section B: Thai
Tues., 5:30–7:30 pm, Nov. 16, 1 session
Section C: Divine Desserts
Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Dec. 16, 1 session
$50 each section

Section A: Japanese $50
Thurs., 5:30–7:30 pm, Oct. 7, 1 session
Japanese Savory Miso Noodle Soup with Salmon Section

B: Thai
Tues., 5:30–7:30 pm, Nov. 16, 1 session $50
Thai Rolls with crispy tofu/shrimp and vegetables along with a garlicky dipping sauce

Section C: Divine Desserts
Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Dec. 16, 1 session $50
Divine Desserts—Coconut, almond, chocolate truffles and poached pears in wine with lemon zest and pistachios

FOR ALL CLASSES: Recipes and list of ingredients will be emailed prior to each class.

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139 Deep Fried Dessert (Virtual)
Abyssinia Campbell, personal chef in the NJ/NY area,
owner of Chef Abyssinia LLC
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 28, 1 session
$50

Oh man, fried and dessert in the same sentence is trouble! Talk about heaven on a plate. In this course you will learn how to make your own deep-fried Oreos and funnel cake with freshly made
whipped cream and fruit.

 

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140 How to Make the Perfect Salmon (Virtual)
Abyssinia Campbell, personal chef in the NJ/NY area,
owner of Chef Abyssinia LLC
Tues., 6:00–7:00 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session
$40

Learn how to prepare restaurant quality salmon at home! Nobody likes dry salmon. In this class you are going to learn how to pan sear salmon, cooked to perfection. You salmon will be crispy on the outside and extremely moist, buttery and flaky on the inside. Enjoy with salad or any side of your choice.

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141 Crispy Skin Duck (Virtual) NEW!
Abyssinia Campbell, personal chef in the NJ/NY area,
owner of Chef Abyssinia LLC
Wed, 6:00–7:00 pm, Oct. 13, 1 session
$40

Learn the secret to making crispy duck breasts at home. Duck breasts are a great health alternative to red meat and a rich source of protein. Serve this dish with any side of your choice.

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142 Pasta Bolognese (Virtual)
Abyssinia Campbell, personal chef in the NJ/NY area,
owner of Chef Abyssinia LLC
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm Nov. 18, 1 session
$50

Learn how to make classic pasta Bolognese sauce. Pasta Bolognese is a great meal for the family and even for date nights. It also serves great for left overs and meal prep! I find that this dish often
tastes better the next day after all of the flavors have marinated together. This Bolognese sauce is magical when served over freshly made pasta that can be found in most supermarkets.

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143 Autumn Grain Salads (Virtual) NEW!
Vanessa Young, cooking
instructor, writer, educator
Tues., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 19, 1 session
$35

The cooler weather calls for a new type of salad incorporating grains and greens. Learn all about making satisfying grain salads using the best of autumn’s harvest. We will make a version using roasted squash and other seasonal offerings while discussing how to incorporate pear, apple, maple, and other delicious flavors. Pick up tips for creating dressings, roasting vegetables, and creating other essential salad elements.

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144 Baked Maple Donuts: Delicious Donuts
Without the Frying (Virtual) NEW!
Vanessa Young, cooking
instructor, writer, educator
Wed., 7:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 10, 1 session
$30

Grab your donut pan and learn to make delicious maple donuts that are baked and not fried. With maple syrup in the batter and the drizzled glaze, these donuts have double the maple goodness. (Donut pans can be purchased in cooking shops or online if you don’t already have one.). These are the ultimate fall donut treat!

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145 Chili Night: Vegetarian Chili with
Fall Tea Sangria (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Versions)
(Virtual) NEW!
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Jan. 13, 2022, 1 session
$35

Take a break from Taco Tuesday and enjoy a special chili night! Learn the secrets to making a satisfying plant-based chili even meat eaters will love. Finish it with your favorite toppings (avocado, sour cream, cheese, etc.) or make it vegan by omitting the dairy. We will also make a sangria, with non-alcoholic and alcoholic versions so it can be enjoyed by all.

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146 Introduction to Homebrewing:
Learn to Brew Beer at Home (Virtual) NEW!
Brian Haroldson, enthusiastic homebrewer
Sat., 2:00–5:00 pm, Oct. 9 and 2:00–3:00 pm,
Oct. 23, 2 sessions

$65

Beer has a long history of being brewed in the home and was the defacto production method for centuries in Scandinavia. Today, homebrewing is often the launchpad for new trends in the craft beer world. We’ll cover the basic principles and techniques involved in making beer at home with a quick look at more advanced concepts using all grain. We will walk through all the steps and make a 1-gallon batch of Amber Ale. Students are welcome to choose a different beer to brew
if desired and brew-along. Alternatively, students can simply observe and participate without brewing. A second class will follow in two weeks to cover the process for bottling.NOTE: A list of necessities for brewing will be sent and available on our registration website along with places to purchase equipment and ingredients. The approximate start-up costs of materials varies between $65 to $110. Class is limited to eight students. All students must be 21 years of age or older.

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147 Traditional Russian Pie (Virtual) NEW!
Natalia Black, teacher of Russian language and culture
Fri., 6:30–8:00 pm, Sept. 24, 1 session
$40

Russian food is delicious, mysterious and surprisingly easy to cook. Join Natalia to learn the secrets of traditional Russian cooking, and to bake a savory Russian pie (Coulebyaka) with your choice of filling (meat, cabbage, potatoes or mushrooms). Before the class you will receive the list of ingredients and detailed cooking instructions. During class you will bake your pies.

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148 Cocktails and Mocktails (Virtual) NEW!
Shannara Gillman, veteran bartender for over
two decades
Section A: Fri., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 15, 1 session
Section B: Fri., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 5, 1 session
$40 each section

Learn how to mix cocktails like a pro! Don’t drink? We’ve got you covered. This course will cover the six classic cocktails you should know and non-alcoholic versions; tools and glasses to help build your home bar; and a make-along session for one cocktail and one mocktail. Students will be provided with recipes and a list of ingredients and tools prior to the course. All students must be 21 years of age or older.

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149 Harvesting and Preserving Your Herbs
(Virtual) NEW!
Caren White, master gardener,
member of the Herb Society of America
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 3 sessions
$60

Timing and technique are the keys to maximizing the harvest from your herb garden. The first half of the class will cover the best times to harvest your herbs and the best methods to use to harvest leaves, flowers, seeds and roots. The second half of the class will cover preserving your bounty. You will learn the best methods for drying and freezing as well as how to make herbal salts, sugars, oils and vinegars.

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150 Sugar and Spice (Virtual) NEW!
Caren White, master gardener,
member of the Herb Society of America
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Nov. 3, 1 session
$35

Welcome to the exotic world of baking spices. Learn a little of their history, how they are used and which ones you can grow in your garden or on your windowsill through the year. You will also learn how to make your own vanilla extract and how to candy ginger, for your own use or for holiday gifts.

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151 The Mixologist’s Herb Garden (Virtual)
Caren White, master gardener,
member of the Herb Society of America
Wed., 7:30–8:30 pm, Dec. 8, 1 session
$30

Modern mixologists are using fresh herbs for new takes on classic cocktails. In this class you will learn how to muddle herbs and how to make a simple syrup, techniques used to incorporate herbs into cocktail recipes. Then cocktail recipes will be presented with instructions on how to grow the herbs called for in each recipe. A document containing the cocktail recipes discussed in class will be provided just in time to use for your holiday parties.

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152 Cooking with Chef Rafa at Home (Virtual) NEW!
Rafael Ponce de León, cook and
owner of Las Patatas de Rafa

Section A: Classic Shrimp Ceviche—Acapulco Style
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Sept. 21, 1 session

Section B: Baja Fish Taco and
Tuna Fish Tostada

Sat., 12:00 pm–1:30 pm, Sept. 25, 1 session

Section C: Paella

Sat., 4:00–5:30 pm, Oct. 16, 1 session

Section D: Poblano and Cuitlacoche
(Mexican truffle) Crepes

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

$45 each section

Section A: Classic Shrimp Ceviche—Acapulco Style
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Sept. 21, 1 session
Chefs in world-famous Acapulco, a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, created this popular dish for their visitors using the freshest ingredients from the nearby ocean. In this class seasoned PAS instructor Chef Rafa will teach you how to achieve it. Acapulco Ceviche has an explosion of flavors from perfectly cooked tender shrimp dressed in a lightly spicy and sour mix that pairs perfectly with corn chips or salted crackers. To perfect the picture, all you need is a beach and a lounge chair!

NEW! Section B: Baja Fish Taco and Tuna Fish Tostada
Sat., 12:00 pm–1:30 pm, Sept. 25, 1 session

Join Chef Rafael Ponce de Leon to learn to prepare two contemporary and healthy Mexican dishes: Baja Fish Taco, crispy batter-fried white fish in a soft tortilla with a creamy spicy sauce from the city of Ensenada, and Tostada Contramar, one of the latest additions to Mexican menus, with slices of very fresh sashimi Tuna. They are not just packed with modern flavors but also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Learn to cook these delicious, refreshing foods from Chef Rafa.

Section C: Paella
Sat., 4:00–5:30 pm, Oct. 16, 1 session
Paella is the most emblematic of Spanish dishes made of beautiful grains of rice and fragrant saffron. It is deeply flavored with spices added to the delicious and nutritious ingredients, from seafood to short ribs or varieties of vegetables for a vegetarian choice. Deservedly famous, Paella is the perfect dish to share with family and friends in the middle of any table. For all of us, it is time to learn to make this communal dish to celebrate love, gathering, friendship, and community with each other.

NEW! Section D: Poblano and Cuitlacoche (Mexican truffle) Crepes
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Dec. 7, 1 session
If you appreciate delicacies and unique ingredients, this is your class. You will learn to make a dish of French influence in Mexican Cuisine. Chef Rafa will teach you two authentic Mexican fillings for the emblematic crepes; one is made from traditional Poblano peppers, and the other uses Cuitlacoche (quit-lah-KOH-chay), a delicacy also known as the Mexican Truffle. These two deep-flavored creations will be nestled in delicate French crepes, a legacy of the French presence in Mexico. Join this global culture exchange in cooking and foods.

FOR ALL CLASSES: The instructor will email the recipes, the list of ingredients and tools needed before the start of class if you plan on cooking along.

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153 Cooking with Suzy (Virtual)
Suzanne Esterman, owner, Suzy’s Wild Cooking
Section A: Knife Skills
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 6, 1 session
Section B: Fabulous Fried Chicken
Mon., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 18, 1 session
Section C: Fall Veggie Soups
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 27, 1 session
Section D: Pastry 101—Pies
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Nov. 17, 1 session
Section E: Two Gluten Free Desserts Every
Chocoholic Should Know
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Nov. 30, 1 session
$45 each section

Section A: Knife Skills
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 6, 1 session
Learn about your kitchen knives to sharpen your chopping skills for your cooking. Know the difference between batonnet and brunoise all while improving your comfort in the kitchen! You will need a variety of vegetables and fruits plus three eggs. Class will end with making a frittata from your new chopping skills.

Section B: Fabulous Fried Chicken
Mon., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 18, 1 session
Learn to butcher a chicken, then use it to make spectacular fried chicken, including Nashville Hot.

Section C: Fall Veggie Soups
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 27, 1 session
Even if the weather’s not raw and chilly now, it will be soon. Learn two hearty, comforting and easy soups to warm the chilliest nights!

Section D: Pastry 101—Pies
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Nov. 17, 1 session
Learn the secrets to perfect flaky pie crust! Pies can be sweet or savory, highly decorated or freeform. We’ll make them each way and your parties will never be the same! Students will learn to make any kind of pie crust (vegan, parve, butter) using free form or rolled out in a pie tin.

Section E: Two Gluten Free Desserts Every Chocoholic Should Know
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Nov. 30, 1 session
Learn two smashing versatile desserts Every cook needs to know: decadent chocolate mousse and chewy chocolate almond brownies. The bonus? They’re both gluten-free!

FOR ALL CLASSES: The instructor will email the recipes, the list of ingredients and tools needed a day or so before the start of class if you plan on cooking along. Chef Suzy will provide cooking shortcuts, substitutions, and other tips while she cooks.

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154 Green Smoothie 101 (Virtual)
Asia Parkar, nutritionist and health coach,
Tues., 6:30–7:30 pm, Sept. 28, 1 session
$30

Our busy modern lives often deprive us from enjoying nourishing plant foods. Green smoothies are a great solution to achieve a powerful nutrition boost and optimize your health. You will learn the benefits of green smoothies, the different components that make it nutrient rich and satiating, how to make and customize them, how to choose the appropriate equipment and ingredients, and how to incorporate them into your diet for overall well-being.

NOTE: The instructor will email the recipes, the list of ingredients and tools needed before the start of class if you plan on cooking along.

 

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155 Sugar Reset (Virtual)
Asia Parkar, nutritionist and health coach,
Tues., 6:30–8:00 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session
$35

Got a sweet tooth? You know you have a sugar problem but don’t know how to cut it down? In this workshop you will learn about different types of sugars, how sugar affects your health, hidden sources of sugar, how to identify and tackle your cravings, and how to reduce your sugar consumption without feeling deprived. Recipes and specific food suggestions will be provided.

 

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156 Weigh Less, Live More (Virtual)
Asia Parkar, nutritionist and health coach

Section A: Tues., 6:30–7:30 pm,
Oct. 5, 1 session
Section B: Thurs., 6:30–7:30 pm, Jan. 6, 2022, 1 session
$30 each section

Struggling to lose weight, overwhelmed with the confusing nutrition advice, or tired of diets that fail you? Imagine a weight loss approach that doesn’t make you feel restricted or unhappy. In this workshop you will learn how to master a multi-faceted approach to weight loss that is sustainable in the long run without diets, shakes or pills. The class uses a holistic approach that can be adapted to your own tastes and dietary needs.

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157 Creative Salads (Virtual) NEW!
Asia Parkar, nutritionist and health coach
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Nov. 11, 1 session
$35

Business Architecture provides the means to execute on business strategy in a more disciplined, mature fashion, at lower cost and higher efficiency. The course provides students with a set of analytical principles, methods, and tools for business capability modeling, optimization, and efficient technology integration into enterprise-wide business functions. The goals of this class are to give the students the ability to: articulate the value of business architecture in terms of business development, information technology improvements, workforce improvements, and process improvements, to define and model a business or enterprise in terms of business capabilities, and to build an assessment of a business enterprise/department or organization (in terms of its business capabilities) along either a workload, technology, or process dimension.
NOTE: Supplementary readings will be sent upon registration.

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159 Persuade with Confidence! Learn a Communication
Eileen Sinett, communications
specialist, owner of speaking that connects
Tool to Help You Influence with Impact! (Virtual) NEW!
Thurs., 4:30–6:00 pm, Oct. 7, 1 session
$35

We often express opinions to persuade others to consider our point of view. This occurs frequently: both in business and in personal situations. Influencing is a challenge for many and having a communication structure helps! Learn and practice a 5-point framework that leverages alignment, allows you to be heard and promotes possibility. The acronym SIHBC will help you remember and utilize this helpful tool. Smart Individuals Head Big Companies.

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160 Elevating Your “Elevator Pitch”—
Starting Differently! (Virtual) NEW!
Eileen Sinett, communications
specialist, owner of speaking that connects
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 1 session
$35

Elevator pitches have shrunk in time! This was especially apparent in 2020, when the pandemic eliminated in-person meetings and interviews. When sharing “who you are” and “what you do,” less is more. Practice new ways to talk about yourself or business, develop communication flexibility and elevate your speaking confidence in this interactive session.

NOTE: This course will be held on the GoToMeeting platform.

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161 Dive into Playbreaks! (Virtual) NEW!
Corinna Bisgaier, business
coach, founder of Blindspot Training
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Dec. 8, 1 session
$40

Home offices are more important now than ever. Whether you are retooling your existing home work environment or planning a new one, this course will provide cost-effective design principles to help you meet your needs and create an efficient, dynamic space. We will discuss office location and layout, privacy, ergonomics, and technology. DIY projects, building codes, builder selection, contracting, cost estimating, and planning will also be addressed. Bring your own projects and leave with insight and answers!

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162 Creative Manifestation: From Inspiration
to Reality (Virtual) NEW!
Corinna Bisgaier, business
coach, founder of Blindspot Training
Wed., 6:30-8:00 pm, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 17, 3 sessions
$55

From material wealth to career and business opportunities, you can attract your desires right to you while having fun! Creative Manifestation is a mindful process successful entrepreneurs, creatives, and leaders use and so can you! During this introductory course, you will develop and test your powers of manifestation with guided activities to awaken your creative superpower.

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163 Using Technology to Grow Your Business
(Virtual)
David Schuchman, owner of Princeton Technology
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 21, 1 session
$40

How to use technology to promote your company, products, services and brand. Implement a digital marketing strategy so clients can find and learn about your business. In this interactive presentation, we’ll introduce how you effectively get up and running on social media platforms and which digital marketing strategies to use.

NOTE: This course will be held on the GoToMeeting platform.

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164 How to Avoid Estate-Planning Bloopers
(Virtual)
Eleanore K. Szymanski, CFP®,
Personal Financial Advocate, The Financial Planning
Answerplace, LLC, and EKS Associates of Princeton
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 7, 5 sessions
$130

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—some made by the rich and famous—and ways they might have been avoided with good estate-planning. Class is limited to twelve students.

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165 Organizing Your Legal and Financial Papers
(Virtual)
Eleanore K. Szymanski, CFP®,
Personal Financial Advocate, The Financial Planning
Answerplace, LLC, and EKS Associates of Princeton
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Nov. 11, 2 sessions
$60

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 paper and records.

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166 Seven Principles for a Successful Retirement:
A Course for Women of All Ages (Virtual)
Gabriella Clapp Milley, MBA,
Certified Retirement Income Planner,
Nationwide Planning Associates.
Section A: Mon., 6:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 4, 1 session
Section B: Mon., 6:30–9:00 pm, Nov 8, 1 session
$45

Women are living longer than ever. Preparation for a successful retirement means savings for retirement while funding all other life goals (education, weddings, vacations). If you have retirement savings and are uncertain as to the next steps or if you have not started yet – this is the course for you. The seven principles will help you identify the factors that must be considered in planning for a long life as a woman, what you need to do today to fund retirement, how IRAs, 401Ks, saving accounts and financial products can be transformed into a “pension”. We will analyze the effect of taxes, social security, and medical expenses in a retirement plan and will address differences for single, married, divorced, or widowed persons. You will walk out of this class with actionable ideas. This is a women friendly class—all questions are welcome and there will be no “mansplaining “.

 

 

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167 Social Security and Medicare:
Your Questions Answered! (Virtual)
Gabriella Clapp Milley, MBA,
Certified Retirement Income Planner,
Nationwide Planning Associates
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 21, 1 session
$40

Are you wondering how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan? When are you eligible to start taking benefits? Did you know that you can increase your retirement income substantially depending on when you start taking benefits? How do benefits differ for married couples? How have these benefits changed recently? What about taxes? Are benefits taxed? What about Medicare? When should you sign up for Medicare? What is and is not covered? Are there any deductibles or out of pocket costs? What is Medicare Advantage? 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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168 Life Insurance, Elder Care Insurance,
Indexed Annuities—What Are These Confusing
Products and What Is Their Role In Planning
For Retirement? (Virtual)
Gabriella Clapp Milley, MBA,
Certified Retirement Income Planner,
Nationwide Planning Associates
Mon., 6:30–8:30 pm, Dec. 6, 1 session
$40

Who needs these products and when should they be considered? What are their pros and cons? This class is not a sales pitch for any product or company. Instead it will attempt to describe the general characteristics of these confusing financial products, some of the bells and whistles that are added by companies to meet various needs, explain their purpose, when they can be useful, and how they can help solve some of the big question marks that come with financial planning early as well as in retirement.

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169 How Best to Fund Cash Needs in Retirement
(Virtual)
Howard Hook, CFP, CPA, fee-only financial planner
Darren L.
Zagarola CFP, CPA, PFS fee-only financial planner
Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 3 sessions
$95

Most people are taught to save for retirement from an early age. Saving as much as you can in tax-favored accounts has always been sound advice. However, in retirement you will be faced with more choices and less clear answers. When do I collect Social Security? What pension option should I select? Which accounts should I use to fund my cash needs? These questions are hard to answer and can impact the likelihood your money will last throughout retirement. Add in the risk of higher inflation, living longer, and higher income
taxes to already confusing choices and many people are left paralyzed and make the wrong choices. Join us for our three-week course to help you navigate through and plan for meeting your cash flow needs during retirement. Class is limited to 12 students.

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170 The Role of the Executor (Virtual)
Wendy Wolff Herbert and
Melissa Terranova, partners,

and Carmella Campisano, associate,
in Fox Rothschild’s

Taxation and Wealth Planning Practice
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 28, 2 sessions
$60

Being appointed the executor of an estate can be daunting. Even some of the vocabulary is completely new and unfamiliar—words such as intestate, fiduciary and probate. In this class, we will explain the basics of what it means to be an executor or personal representative. We will define the important terms and outline the duties and activities involved. Focusing on practical takeaways, we will identify the key documents and information that must be collected—including
tax returns—and the important deadlines that must be met. Finally, we will touch on some of the common ethical issues that may arise.

 

 

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171 Excel for Beginners (Virtual)
Matthew Parker, IT manager,
Princeton University,
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 5, 4 sessions
$105

In this course you will get an introduction to many of the features that make it so useful. Through a completely hands on course we will explore the program interface, learn helpful keyboard shortcuts, enter and manipulate data with formatting, formulas and functions, utilize templates and create charts.

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172 Intermediate Excel (Virtual)
Matthew Parker, IT manager,
Princeton University,
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 2,
3 sessions
$85

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,  vlookup, and conditional formatting will all be explained and explored.

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173 Excel Pivot Tables In Depth (Virtual)
Matthew Parker, IT manager,
Princeton University,
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 30, 1 session
$40

This powerful tool enables quick filtering, organizing, summarizing, and analysis of your data in a way that requires less upfront knowledge while also saving time. Taking a deep dive into this topic we will work through formatting, using calculated values, visualizing data, and much more.

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174 Website Design (Virtual) NEW!
CTS Instructor
Mon., 7:00-9:00 pm, Nov. 1, 3 sessions
$150

Learn to design, develop, and maintain a user-friendly website with professional quality pages. A variety of programs will be discussed, depending upon the interests and needs of students.

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175 Advanced iPhone Learning (Virtual) NEW!
Nick Sakowski, media specialist
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 18, 3 sessions
No class Nov . 25
$75

Have you ever wanted to learn about more in-depth advanced tips and features for your iPhone? In this class we will learn more about settings, Apple apps features, and more. This class will be useful to students who have a basic knowledge of the iPhone overall and use iCloud.

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176 iPhones and iPads (Virtual)
Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator,
and owner of
High Five Technology Instruction, LLC
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 7, 2 sessions
$50

This interactive course will give an overview of iPhones and iPads. These powerful tools have exploded in popularity since their release, and many have chosen to use them now in lieu of computers. During the first session we will review features and the differences between devices. Students are encouraged to bring their iPads or iPhones as there will be time to do hands-on work with them during the second class session. Those who would like help with device setup or app downloading must come prepared with their Apple ID and password.

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177 Cutting the Cord: Watch TV
on Your Computer (Virtual)
Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator, and owner
of High Five Technology Instruction, LLC
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 21, 1 session
$40

Curious what it would take to leave your pricey cable subscription behind but retain the ability to watch your favorite TV programs? Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, and devices like the Roku, have changed the way we watch TV, but there is so much to consider, it can feel overwhelming. This seminar-style session will break down the various streaming services and devices out there for streaming TV, and show how you might even be able to save money on your cable bill. No devices or subscriptions are required for this class.

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178 LastPass: Foolproof Password
Management (Virtual) NEW!
Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator, and owner
of High Five Technology Instruction, LLC
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 28, 1 session
$40

Forgot your password? Passwords are the most essential lock on the front door of our online identities, protecting us from suspicious emails and huge corporate data breaches. However, passwords have become so complicated. If you have become frustrated keeping track of different passwords, numbers, capital letters, and symbols, this class is for you. Learn how a password manager, like LastPass, can solve your password woes and protect your privacy, identity, and assets.

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179 Planning and Running a Virtual Event
(Virtual) NEW!
Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator, and owner
of High Five Technology Instruction, LLC
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 11, 1 session
$40


Are you interested in finding out what it takes to run a fun and engaging virtual event like a birthday party or a baby shower? The pandemic showed us that it could be done, but even the simplest event can take more work that one might expect. Those of us with far-flung family and friend groups know that virtual events definitely have applications beyond the pandemic. If you want to find out how
to make your next virtual event a success, this class is for you.

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180 Tidy Up Your Digital Life (Virtual) NEW!
Ruth Quiles, librarian, technology educator, and owner
of High Five Technology Instruction, LLC
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 18, 1 session
$40

Computers have made record-keeping easier, more collaborative, and space efficient. However, along with those conveniences comes the anxiety of ever-expanding folders full of files that we don’t know whether to keep or purge. Learn how to take control of the digital mess and create an organizational system on your computer, or in cloud storage, that works for you.

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182 The Convenience of the Cloud (Virtual)
Matthew Parker, IT manager,
Princeton University
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 14, 1 session
$40

Have you ever wanted to show your friend pictures from a trip? Maybe you have paperwork at home that you need to reference when out and about. Your music, videos, paperwork and more can be accessed from anywhere through your smartphone. That is the power of the Cloud.

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183 Using Google Forms (Virtual) NEW!
Matthew Parker, IT manager,
Princeton University
Thurs., 6:00–7:0 pm, Oct. 7, 1 session
$35

If you have ever needed people to register for an event, supply you with contact information, or fill out a survey with custom questions then you could benefit from using Google Forms. This simple but powerful Google app lets you create online quizzes, RSVPs, and even order forms. In this class we will take a look through all that Google Forms has to offer by creating forms from templates and from scratch as well as exporting and parsing through the form responses and extending Forms through add-ons.

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184 Productivity Tips and Tricks (Virtual)
Matthew Parker, IT manager,
Princeton University
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 28, 1 session
$40

This session will be a guided tour of tips, tricks, and dare I say “secrets” of Outlook, web browsers, Google Drive, iPhones, general operating system shortcuts, and more. If you want to get closer to using your technology to its fullest potential this session is for you.

 

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185 Level Up Your Virtual Meetings and
Classes With OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)
(Virtual)
Matthew Parker, IT manager,
Princeton University
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 11, 1 session
$40

Looking for a way to take your virtual meetings from Zoom fatigue to “how did they do that?” Many of the eye-catching features you have seen in pre-recorded videos and on YouTube are made possible by OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). This class will give an overview of using OBS with Zoom, creating your scenes, using stingers, and much more to bring your video content to another level.

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186 How to Boost Your Wifi Signal (Virtual) NEW!
Mike Skara, owner Computer Training Services
Thurs., 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 11, 1 session
$35

Whole family is working and/or learning from home, but WiFi network is not performing like it should.?  Maybe you have spaces in your home that seem to be dead zones. Learn what can be done to resolve these common issues.

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187 How to Buy and Sell on
Ebay and Craigslist (Virtual) NEW!

Mike Skara, owner Computer Training Services
Thurs., 7:00-8:30 pm, Dec. 8, 1 session
$35

eBay is the largest on-line marketplace for individuals, but Craigslist is better than eBay or Let It Go in the right circumstances. Learn the techniques to buy and sell on each platform in order to keep the greatest amount of cash in your pocket.

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188 What to Look for When Buying a
New Computer (Virtual) NEW!

Mike Skara, owner Computer Training Services
Thurs., 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 4, 1 session
$35

You're looking for a new computer, but you want to acquire what's right for you. Learn how to cut through the jargon so you can get what’s right for you. 

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201 Level 1 Beginner English
Tuesday, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 10 sessions
Jean Yepes, Certified ESL instructor

$75
NOTE: Each instructor will notify registered
students for beginner level classes about
the textbook for the course.
Beginning students taking both Tuesday and
Thursday courses at the same level will
use the same textbook for both courses.

Princeton Adult School offers multi-skill classes on Tuesdays and conversation classes on Thursdays. Each multi-skill class on Tuesdays is linked to a conversation class on Thursdays. Students are encouraged to take both the Tuesday and Thursday classes to maximize learning. However, students may choose to register for just the Tuesday class or just the Thursday class.

The Tuesday night classes teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn conversational American English and review practical grammar, idioms, and vocabulary. The Thursday conversation classes are designed to help students improve oral communication
skills and confidence in speaking.

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202 Level 2 Beginner English
Tuesday, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 10 sessions
Cindy Li, Certified ESL instructor

$75
NOTE: Each instructor will notify registered
students for beginner level classes about
the textbook for the course.
Beginning students taking both Tuesday and
Thursday courses at the same level will
use the same textbook for both courses.

Princeton Adult School offers multi-skill classes on Tuesdays and conversation classes on Thursdays. Each multi-skill class on Tuesdays is linked to a conversation class on Thursdays. Students are encouraged to take both the Tuesday and Thursday classes to maximize learning. However, students may choose to register for just the Tuesday class or just the Thursday class.

The Tuesday night classes teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn conversational American English and review practical grammar, idioms, and vocabulary. The Thursday conversation classes are designed to help students improve oral communication
skills and confidence in speaking.

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211 Beginner Conversation
Thursday, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 7, 10 sessions
Jean Yepes, Certified ESL instructor

$75
NOTE: Each instructor will notify registered
students for beginner level classes about
the textbook for the course.
Beginning students taking both Tuesday and
Thursday courses at the same level will
use the same textbook for both courses.

Princeton Adult School offers multi-skill classes on Tuesdays and conversation classes on Thursdays. Each multi-skill class on Tuesdays is linked to a conversation class on Thursdays. Students are encouraged to take both the Tuesday and Thursday classes to maximize learning. However, students may choose to register for just the Tuesday class or just the Thursday class.

The Tuesday night classes teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn conversational American English and review practical grammar, idioms, and vocabulary. The Thursday conversation classes are designed to help students improve oral communication
skills and confidence in speaking.

 

 

 

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212 Beginner Conversation
Thursday, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 7, 10 sessions
Cindy Li, Certified ESL instructor

No class Nov. 25
$75

NOTE: Each instructor will notify registered
students for beginner level classes about
the textbook for the course.
Beginning students taking both Tuesday and
Thursday courses at the same level will
use the same textbook for both courses.

Princeton Adult School offers multi-skill classes on Tuesdays and conversation classes on Thursdays. Each multi-skill class on Tuesdays is linked to a conversation class on Thursdays. Students are encouraged to take both the Tuesday and Thursday classes to maximize learning. However, students may choose to register for just the Tuesday class or just the Thursday class.

The Tuesday night classes teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn conversational American English and review practical grammar, idioms, and vocabulary. The Thursday conversation classes are designed to help students improve oral communication
skills and confidence in speaking.

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Intermediate and Advanced 4-Skills Courses
205 Advanced English

Jeffrey Kingsleys, certified ESL instructor
Mondays, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 11, 10 sessions
$90

Classes will help you master more complex grammar structures, expand your vocabulary, and help you feel more confident interacting with others in English. Each class will include some work on a particular grammar or pronunciation issue.

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Intermediate and Advanced 4-Skills Courses
206 Intermediate English
Trina Duke, certified ESL instructor
Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 10 sessions
$90

Classes will help you master more complex grammar structures, expand your vocabulary, and help you feel more confident interacting with others in English. Each class will include some work on a particular grammar or pronunciation issue.

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Intermediate and Advanced Conversation Courses

213 Intermediate English Conversation
Ana Traversas, Certified ESL instructor
Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 7, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$90

These classes will help to make you more confident in casual conversations with friends, coworkers, and acquaintances. Readings, news stories and personal experiences will be used for small and large group discussions. There will be short student presentations.

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Intermediate and Advanced Conversation Courses
214 Social English for Advanced Learners
Angela Kitching, certified ESL instructor
Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 7, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$90

These classes will help to make you more confident in casual conversations with friends, coworkers, and acquaintances. Readings, news stories and personal experiences will be used for small and large group discussions. There will be short student presentations.

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220 American Accent T raining: Part I (Virtual)
Joan Palmieri, TAS instructor
Section A: Tues., Sept. 28, 9:00–10:15 am, 5 sessions
Section B: Tues., Sept. 28, 5:30–6:45 pm, 5 sessions
$100 each section

Learn to modify speech and recognize vowel/consonant sounds specific to Standard American English in order to communicate successfully with native American English speakers. Vowel/consonant sounds, pronunciation patterns and syllable stress will be covered. For students
who can speak, read and write at an intermediate level or above in English. Please have a small mirror or cell phone available.

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221 American Accent T raining: Part II (Virtual)
Joan Palmieri, TAS instructor
Section A: Tues., Nov. 2, 9:00–10:15 am, 5 sessions
Section B: Tues., Nov. 2, 5:30–6:45 pm, 5 sessions
$100 each section

This class will focus on the particular melody and rhythm of Standard American English. Stress patterns within sentences, linking, and intonation and thought groups will be taught. For students who can speak, read and write at an intermediate level or above in English. Please have a small mirror available (cell phone is okay). Prerequisite: Part I or by teacher permission.

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300 Introduction to Conversational Arabic
(Levantine dialect) (Virtual) NEW!
Nour Barmada, Over 20 years teaching Arabic,
U.S. Foreign Service Institute and Harvard University
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
$120

Whether you want to learn the language to communicate with the people who speak it, visit one of the countries where it’s spoken or just learn about a new culture, this course will make it easy and fun to learn the basic conversational Arabic and some cultural aspects in the region such as songs, movies, cuisine etc.

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301 Chinese—Beginner (Virtual)
Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 7, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$180

This course provides an introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis will be placed on phonetic training of listening and speaking (pinyin and tones) skills, learning simple words and sentence patterns, and practicing dialogues found in daily social communication.

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

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302 Chinese—Advanced Beginner (Virtual)
Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 7, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$190

This course is for people who already know pinyin. We will continue to practice pronunciation and to develop auditory familiarity. The focus will be on building fluency by applying in-class exercises and activities created based on the textbook.

TEXT: Experiencing Chinese—Traveling in China (Chinese XP), ISBN 7-04-020312-X.

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303 Chinese—Intermediate (Virtual)
Nan Yu, Chinese language teacher
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$200

Intermediate Chinese is intended for students who are already familiar with pinyin and tones as well as Chinese words/phrases and the basic sentence structures usually introduced in beginning level courses. This course will expand the depth of vocabulary and analyze the usage of complex sentence structures. Supplementary materials will include daily life application and cultural topics.

TEXT: David and Helen in China—An Intermediate Course in Modern Chinese Part I (Far Eastern Publications Yale University).

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304 French I (Virtual)
Mark Schardine, French instructor
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$180

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 (Virtual)
Paul Tastenhoye, French instructor,
The College of New Jersey
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$195

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 II Advanced (Virtual)
Paul Tastenhoye, French instructor,
The College of New Jersey

Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$195

This course is a continuation of French II and for people whose skills are intermediate between French II and French III. Students who have not taken French II should confer with the instructor before enrolling.
TEXT: Interaction—language et culture—8th edition, Susan St. Onge, Ronald St. Onge (Heinle) ISBN: 978-0-495-91636-9.

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307 French III (Virtual)
Paul Tastenhoye, French instructor,
The College of New Jersey
Thurs., 8:00–10:00 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$195

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: Interaction—language et culture—8th edition, Susan St. Onge, Ronald St. Onge (Heinle) ISBN: 978-0-495-91636-9.

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308 French IV (Virtual)
Paul Tastenhoye, French instructor,
The College of New Jersey
Tues., 8:00–10:00 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$195

French IV emphasizes conversation based on contemporary French films and analysis of reading material taken from French literature.
TEXT: Materials will be provided by the instructor

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309 German I (Virtual)
Ute Mehnert, German
historian, journalist, and writer
Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$170

German is the language of poets and thinkers—but also the native language of more than 100 million people in Europe today! This course will give you solid survival skills for daily conversations when you travel, order food, enjoy the sights, and visit places of your ancestors.

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

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310 German II (Virtual)
Ute Mehnert, German
historian, journalist, and writer
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$180

If you have prior knowledge of German, this course will expand your basic conversational skills. To enhance your understanding of spoken and written German, we will use short texts and videos besides the textbook. Plan your trip to Europe while learning about the regions and cultures of German-speaking countries!

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

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311 German Conversation (Virtual)
Ute Mehnert, German
historian, journalist, and writer
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$180

Dieser Kurs ist für Fortgeschrittene, die ihre Deutschkenntnisse auffrischen und verbessern möchten. Jede Woche sprechen wir über ein neues Thema. Wir benutzen dafür Texte aus deutschen Medien, Literatur, Sagen und Märchen, aber auch Filme und Videos. Hier können Sie Nuancen der deutschen Sprache auf unterhaltsame Weise verstehen und erlernen.

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312 Italian I (Virtual)
Roberta D’Auria, experienced Italian teacher
Wed., 6:00–7:30 pm, Sept. 29, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 24)
$180

Italian I provides a basic knowledge of the language through oral and written classwork and introduces aspects of Italy’s cultural life. The grammar covered includes fundamental uses of the articles, nouns, adjectives and verbs for the construction of basic sentences.
TEXT: CIAO, Carla Lareses Riga, Seventh Edition

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313 Italian II (Virtual)
Roberta D’Auria, experienced Italian teacher
Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, Sept 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$185

This course is for students who have completed Italian I or who have an equivalent knowledge of Italian. The class will continue to study grammar, practice conversation, and learn about Italy’s cultural life.
TEXT: CIAO, Carla Lareses Riga, Seventh Edition

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314 Italian III (Virtual)
Giulia Vallucci, experienced teacher of Italian
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$185

In the first half hour the class will continue to study grammar, practice conversation and learn about Italy through relevant reading, audio and video materials. The last hour and a half (6:30 to 8:00 pm) will be held jointly with the Italian Conversation and Comprehension class.
TEXT: CIAO, Carla Lareses Riga, Seventh Edition.

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315 Italian Conversation and Comprehension (Virtual)
Giulia Vallucci, experienced teacher of Italian
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$185

The 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.
TEXT: Read and Think Italian, Premium Second Edition, McGraw Hill Edition.

 

 

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316 Japanese I (Virtual)
Emiko Takai, Japanese teacher
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 12, 10 sessions
$180

This is a beginner level Japanese course for students who have never studied Japanese. Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures useful in everyday activities. The class will emphasize simple oral conversations, but students will become familiar with hiragana/katakana characters. This will help you survive in Japan!
TEXTS: Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (Second Edition), Eri Banno et al., The Japan Times ISBN978-4-7890-1140-3. Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Workbook (Second Edition), Eri Banno et al., The Japan Times ISBN978-4-7890-1441-0.

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317 Japanese II (Virtual)
Emiko Takai, Japanese teacher
Tues., 7:45–9:15 pm, Oct. 12, 10 sessions
$185

This is a beginner/advanced beginner level Japanese course for students who took Japanese courses in previous semesters at Princeton Adult School. Students will learn more basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures as well as simple, practical Japanese writing. We will continue focusing on practical oral conversation but more comprehensive grammar will be incorporated in class activities. We will continue working on hiragana/katakana, and some kanji will be introduced. This semester’s major grammatical topics will be verbs and adjectives.

TEXTS: Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (Second Edition), Eri Banno et al., The Japan Times ISBN978-4-7890-1140-3. Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Workbook (Second Edition), Eri Banno et al., The Japan Times ISBN978-4-7890-1441-0.

NOTE: This course is meant for students who took Japanese courses before at Princeton Adult School or elsewhere. Students who took Japanese elsewhere/studied Japanese on their own and are not sure about their levels, should contact the instructor in advance to discuss preparation for this course.

 

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318 Portuguese through Brazilian Music—
For Beginners (Virtual) NEW!
Luiz Simas, Portuguese interpreter and musician of
Brazilian music
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
$120

This is a fun and easy course, a simple introduction to conversation in the Portuguese language for those who either don’t speak any Portuguese, or have only very basic knowledge of the language. We’ll be covering basic vocabulary, grammar and conversation which will be learned with the aid of Brazilian songs played on YouTube and/or played and sung by the teacher. At the end of the course the students will have a basic knowledge of Portuguese conversation.

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319 Russian I (Virtual)
Tatiana Bautina, experienced teacher of Russian
Tues., 6:30–8:00, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$180

This course is an introduction to the Russian language and culture. No Russian knowledge is needed. TEXT: Materials will be provided by the instructor.

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320 Russian II (Virtual) NEW!
Tatiana Bautina, experienced teacher of Russian
Wed., 6:30–8:00, Oct. 6, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 24)
$185

This course provides a 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: Materials will be provided by the instructor.

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321 Russian III (Virtual) NEW!
Tatiana Ivanova, experienced Russian teacher
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 7, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$185

This course which is designed for students who have completed Russian I and II, will expand your knowledge of the Russian language. After completing this course, you will be able to interact with others around you and be capable of participating in conversations, asking questions and answering questions about leisure, lifestyle and travel. You will be able to use basic phrases and word combinations to describe yourself and your family; maintain basic conversations, elevate listening comprehension to understand basic lifestyle information and get basic information in a conversation by using simple questions.

TEXT: Survival Russian: Russian Speaking Course (for English Speakers): Karavanova N.B.: 9786188488359. Available on Amazon

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322 Spanish for Travelers (Virtual)
Norma Lopez, Spanish teacher and tutor
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$175

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!

NOTE: Materials will be provided by the instructor.

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323 Spanish for Healthcare Providers (Virtual)
Norma Lopez, Spanish teacher and tutor
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$175

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.

NOTE: Materials will be provided by the instructor.

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324 Spanish I (Virtual)
Section A: Ana Mejia-Guillon, Spanish teacher
and
translation services
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions

Section B: Norma Lopez, Spanish teacher and tutor

Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$170 each section

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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325 Spanish II (Virtual)
Ana Mejia-Guillon, Spanish teacher
and translation services
Thurs., 6:00–7:30 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$180

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.
TEXT: AULA America 2—Libro del alumno + descarga mp3 by Difusión ‑ISBN 978-84-17260-58-3

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326 Spanish III (Virtual)
Ana Mejia-Guillon, Spanish teacher
and translation services
Thurs., 7:30–9:00 pm, Sept. 30, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 25)
$180

This course is for students who have completed Spanish II or who have an equivalent knowledge of Spanish. It will focus on preterite, 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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327 Espanol IV (Nivel Intermedio Avanzado) (Virtual)
Ana Mejia-Guillon, Spanish teacher
and translation services
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 5, 10 sessions
$180

En este nivel los estudiantes comenzaran a desarrollar habilidades para la conversación de temas familiares de una manera más natural. Continuarán aprendiendo gramática avanzada como usos del subjuntivo y más expresiones idiomáticas, etc., pero antes tendrán la oportunidad de usar materiales que permitan responder a la diversidad de necesidades de los estudiantes que buscan mejorar su destreza comunicativa.

TEXT: TEXT: Bitácora 3 Nueva edición - Libro + descarga mp3 by – Difusión. ISBN: 9788416657520

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328 Hablemos en Español, Conversaciones
Creativas (Virtual) NEW!
Maria Dimas, Spanish Instructor, Mercer County
Community College
Mon., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 4, 10 sessions
$180

El objetivo de Hablemos en español, Conversaciones Creativas, es revivir experiencias hablando en español. Usando mini dramas, narrativas y situaciones reales se promueve a los participantes a preparar sus propios finales basados en sus experiencias. Actuando situaciones importantes se motiva a los participantes a usar el español para resolver problemas. Se habla español todo el tiempo durante la clase, esto lleva a desarrollar vocabulario, conversaciones, debate y especialmente participación en clase.

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