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General Info

How To Register

By MAIL

By Mail: : Use the form in the back of this catalog 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 contact you about your registration. We will contact you if a space becomes available. Please be sure to use the wait-list button. We often fill from our wait-list.

ONLINE

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

Returning students

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

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

ESL in-person registration will be held on Tuesday, September 20, from 6:30–8:00 pm in the upstairs cafe at McCaffrey’s Food Market in the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton. Scholarship information will be available at in-person registration.

World Language Students

World Language Students:

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

 

Refunds and Credits

Students must withdraw from a course IN WRITING by mail or email, and the letter or email needs to be received at least one (1) week before the start date of class. The tuition cost will be refunded less the $10 registration fee. Refunds for cancelled courses will be processed automatically. No refunds will be issued for any reason at any other time and no credits will be issued for missed classes or if you cannot attend a rescheduled make-up class. 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 2022–2023

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

Sandra Abraham
Marsha Child
Susan Doran
Jody Erdman
Constance W. Hassett
Ray Hirschman
Celina Imielinska
Martha King
Barbara Kirsh
Deb Lemeshow
Alta Malberg

Joseph Mazzetti
Melissa Urias Mercuro
(Liason to Princeton University)
Deborah Nord
Janet Perkins
Alex Peterhans
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
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

For the first time since spring 2020, Princeton Adult School will offer in-person classes at Princeton High School. Since Zoom has become so popular with our instructors and students, we will continue to offer virtual classes as well. Please take a look through our paper catalog and also our online catalog for all of our classes. We remain dedicated to providing an extensive array of stimulating courses and timely lectures, offered by the highest quality instructors and experts, from throughout the country.

As always, I want to thank the hard work of our faculty, staff and board who have continued to focus on our commitment to bringing exceptional adult educational programming to Princeton and the greater community. On behalf of the entire Princeton Adult School board, I hope you find something that piques your interest and that you join us this coming fall semester.

Wishing you a fall full of learning.

Martha Friedman

President, Princeton Adult School Board

 

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.

CATALOG DIRECTORY
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. 

ESL STUDENTS - ESL in-person registration will be held on Tuesday, January 18, from 6:30–8:00 pm in the upstairs cafe at McCaffrey’s Food Market in the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton. The snow date will be Saturday, January 23, 9:30–11:00 am. Scholarship information will be available at in-person registration.

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

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Catalog Directory

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The Claire R. Jacobus Lecture Series
001 Crime and Punishment (Virtual) NEW!
Tues., 8:00 pm, Oct. 18, 8 sessions
$140

Why do crime stories, both fictional and real, engage us so deeply? Whether as readers of crime fiction, activists for reform of the criminal justice system, or consumers of news about lawbreakers domestic or foreign, we are fascinated and disturbed by both crime and punishment.  Please join us for a series of lectures on war crimes tribunals, forensics, great works written from jail, the meanings of justice and injustice, fair sentencing and reform.

 

 

Zoom Online Video Conference

Oct. 11 - Click on Dates for Details

Judgment at Tokyo: The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal after World War II
GARY BASS, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

 

 

Oct. 18

Raymond Chandler’s Mean Streets:  The Big Sleep, Fiction and Film               

MARIA DIBATTISTA, Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Princeton University

 

 

 

Nov. 1

Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

PATRICK SHARKEY, William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

 

 

 

Nov. 8

A Conversation about Juvenile Justice: Brain Science, Adolescent Development, and Racial Disparities in Sentencing
SANDRA SIMKINS, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, Director and Co-founder of the Children’s Justice Clinic, Rutgers Law School, Rutgers University

 

 

 

Nov, 15

The Door to Freedom: Prison as Liberation in Philosophy and Religion     

MARK EDWARDS, Lecturer in Religion, Princeton University

Nov. 29

Blood, Powder, and Residue: How Crime Labs Translate Evidence into Proof

BETH BECHKY, Seymour Milstein Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance and Strategy, Professor of Management and Organizations, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

 

Dec. 6

Centurion's 39-year Battle to Free the Wrongly Convicted

KATE GERMOND, Executive Director, Centurion Ministries

 

 

 

Dec. 13

Crime and Punishment in Victor Hugo

DAVID BELLOS, Meredith Howland Pyne Professor of French Literature, Professor of French and Italian and Comparative Literature, Princeton University

 

 

 

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002 Pompeii Before the Eruption:
Roman Life in First Century CE (Virtual) NEW!
Jessica Ambler, art historian, PhD,
art history, UC Santa Barbara
Thurs., 6:30-8:00 pm, Oct. 20, 5 sessions
$100

Tragically buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE, Pompeii continues to capture popular imagination, inspiring blockbuster exhibitions, plays, books, and movies. However, the city’s preserved remains provide a snapshot of life in a typical Roman city during the first century CE where people lived in sumptuous homes and were buried in equally grand tombs, worshipped their gods, passed laws, and went to the theater or the market. All those items that fascinate and titillate viewers on tours of Pompeii – loaves of bread left in ovens, bawdy graffiti – were just elements of daily life to the Romans who lived, worked, and died in what was considered a quiet country town. Using archaeology, art, architecture, and classical texts, we will discuss Roman life as it was lived in Pompeii before its destruction. This class will be divided into five parts; civic and religious life, domesticity and family, industry, entertainment and the afterlife.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

003 The Revolutionary World of a
Free Black Man:
Jacob Francis, 1754-1836 (Virtual) NEW!
Larry Kidder, well-known local author
of several books on Princeton
and Trenton during the American Revolution
Wed., 7:00-8:00 pm, Oct. 26, 3 sessions
$55

The course is based on research for his latest books: The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis 1754-1836 and Revolutionary Princeton: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War. While focusing on the life of Jacob Francis, a free Black man from Amwell Township, we delve into the life situations at the time of both free and enslaved people in Princeton and Amwell.  Topics include work and living situations, encounters with military activity, changing attitudes toward enslavement, and much more.

 

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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004 Planet Palm: How Palm Oil Ended Up
in Everything—and Endangered the World (Virtual)
Jocelyn Zuckerman, former deputy editor of
Gourmet, articles editor of OnEarth,
and executive editor of Modern Farmer
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 19, 1 session
$35


In the tradition of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, a groundbreaking global investigation into the industry ravaging the environment and global health will be presented by the James Beard Award–winning journalist, Jocelyn Zuckerman. In this presentation, Jocelyn C. Zuckerman will talk about the years she spent traveling the globe, from Liberia to Indonesia, India to Brazil, to report on the human and environmental impact of this plant for her recently published book, Planet Palm.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

005 What's Possible? Tackling Climate Change
with Geo-Engineering (Virtual) NEW!
David Vanderbilt, Professor of Physics, Rutgers University
Mon., 7:30-9:00 pm, Nov. 7, 1 session
$35

 

The first priority for addressing global climate change is the reduction of emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and we also need to prepare in advance for the negative impacts of climate change.  But what else are scientists exploring?  Is it possible to actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere, or reduce the intensity of sunlight reaching the earth via global-scale strategies like cloud whitening or space mirrors?  This talk will consider some of these “geoengineering” approaches to climate modification. We will try to separate fantasy from potential reality, with due attention to the practical and ethical drawbacks of strategies.

 

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

006 Demystifying Electric Vehicles (Virtual)
Michael Hornsby, electric vehicle pioneer
Mon., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 24, 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.

 

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

007 Shine and Sparkle: Gemology (Virtual)
Hillary Spector, graduate gemologist (GG)
Tues., 6:30–8:00 pm, Nov. 1, 5 sessions
$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.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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008A Astronomy I (Virtual)
Paul Cirillo, TAS instructor
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Sept. 27, 3 sessions
$65

An introduction to astronomy. Topics include understanding the night sky, our solar system, meteoroids, asteroids, comets, eclipses, galaxies, nebulae and how to use internet astronomy resources (e.g. observing satellites and Space Stations).

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

008B Astronomy II (Virtual)
Paul Cirillo, TAS instructor
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Nov. 1, 3 sessions
$65

A continuing introduction to astronomy. Topics include the life cycle of stars, black holes, major observatories on and off the earth, why we have seasons, asteroid belt, dwarf planets, moons of the outer planets, spectroscopy and dark energy/matter.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

009 An Insider’s View into a Commercial Airline
Flight (Virtual)
Robert Zyriek, former US Air Force fighter pilot
Mon., 6:30–8:00 pm, Nov. 3, 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.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

010 Conquering the Fear of Flying: A Pilot’s Guide
to Overcoming Flight Anxiety (Virtual)
Brett Berg, US Air Force pilot for 20 years (15 years as an
instructor pilot), current pilot for commercial U.S. airline
Tues., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 18, 1 session
$35

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.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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011A   Getting Started Researching Your
Jewish Ancestors (In-Person) PHS
Elana Broch, Princeton University research
librarian for more than 20 years;
genealogy addict
Tues., 6:00-7:30 pm, Oct. 18, 1 session
$35

While Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org are incredibly useful, there are other resources beyond these two sites for those with Jewish ancestors. This session will cover the basics of using Jewishgen.org, Gesher Galicia, and JRI Poland.

NOTE: There is a free basic search on Jewishgen and Gesher Galicia, but to use the advanced search features students will need to make the minimum donation to their sites. During class, the instructor will use her personal account which has access to the advanced features of each of these sites. Please bring any information you have on people you would like to research.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

011B Using the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum for Genealogical Research (In-Person) PHS
Elana Broch, Princeton University research
librarian for more than 20 years;
genealogy addict
Tues., 6:00-7:30 pm, Nov. 1, 1 session
$35

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is an amazing resource for Holocaust-era genealogical research. We will explore the Victims and Survivor’s database and the International Tracing Service. The instructor will also touch on the complexities of searching the museum’s other archival holdings. If time permits, we can discuss Yad Vashem’s pages of Testimony. Please bring any information you have on people you would like to research.

Princeton High School - 151 Moore  St. Princeton NJ

012A  The Quest: Searching for Your
Ancestors Online (Virtual)
Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk
as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Sept. 27, 1 session
$35

Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes. AncestorTech© is a series of classes devoted to exploring today’s technology for today’s genealogy! There is no set order to the series.  Students should feel free to take whichever individual course addresses their current interest.  Each course will be repeated over time to reflect the ever-changing technological and genealogical landscape.

Searching for your ancestors online? Overwhelmed by thousands of potential hits or frustrated with “no results found?” This technology class will look at strategies to help refine your online searching whether using your favorite genealogy website, your favorite search engine or lesser-known online genealogy research portals. Students need to have a working device, a network connection, and a comfort in searching online. We will explore both free and paid searching resources.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

012B The Evidence I: Organizing Your
Digital Research (Virtual)

Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk
as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 25, 1 session
$35

Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes. AncestorTech© is a series of classes devoted to exploring today’s technology for today’s genealogy! There is no set order to the series.  Students should feel free to take whichever individual course addresses their current interest.  Each course will be repeated over time to reflect the ever-changing technological and genealogical landscape.

Searching for your ancestors online? Overwhelmed by thousands of potential hits or frustrated with “no results found?” This technology class will look at strategies to help refine your online searching whether using your favorite genealogy website, your favorite search engine or lesser-known online genealogy research portals. Students need to have a working device, a network connection, and a comfort in searching online. We will explore both free and paid searching resources.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

012C The Evidence II: Digitizing Your
Analog Files (Virtual) NEW!
Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk
as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Nov. 22, 1 session
$35

Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes. AncestorTech© is a series of classes devoted to exploring today’s technology for today’s genealogy! There is no set order to the series.  Students should feel free to take whichever individual course addresses their current interest.  Each course will be repeated over time to reflect the ever-changing technological and genealogical landscape.

Hoping to digitize old family photos or documents but don’t know where to begin? Visiting relatives who have valuable family archives but not sure what digitizing equipment to bring along? This technology class will explore image capturing tools (hardware and software) and best practices as well as basic image editing options.  Although a great companion class to Evidence I, this class is designed to stand on its own.  Students need to have a working computer, a network connection, and a comfort in navigating your own computer.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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012D The Tree: Growing Your Tree (Virtual)
Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk
as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Dec. 6, 1 session
$35


 

Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes. AncestorTech© is a series of classes devoted to exploring today’s technology for today’s genealogy! There is no set order to the series.  Students should feel free to take whichever individual course addresses their current interest.  Each course will be repeated over time to reflect the ever-changing technological and genealogical landscape.

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. Join us for a stroll through the forest of tree-building options where we will explore the pros/cons of each, 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 options, Mac and Windows options, and tablet options. Students need to have a working computer, a network connection, and a comfort in navigating your own computer.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

012E   The Journey: Mapping Your Ancestors (Virtual)
Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk
as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Dec. 20, 1 session
$35

Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes. AncestorTech© is a series of classes devoted to exploring today’s technology for today’s genealogy! There is no set order to the series.  Students should feel free to take whichever individual course addresses their current interest.  Each course will be repeated over time to reflect the ever-changing technological and genealogical landscape.

Whether your ancestor crossed an ocean, a river, a desert - on foot, by rail or by boat, their journey can be mapped out and visualized using various tools such as Google Maps/Earth, ArcGIS, and many others or even built-in mapping features within your favorite genealogy software. 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. Aside from exploring a sampling of free and paid mapping software, we will also look at valuable mapping resources such as the David Rumsey Map Collection, Sanborn Fire Maps, & Bureau of Land Management Maps. Students need to have a working computer, a network connection, and a comfort in navigating your own computer. Some familiarity with online maps (street views, directions, satellite views, etc.) will be helpful.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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012F   The Story: Family Narratives (Virtual)
Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk
as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Jan. 3, 1 session
$35

Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes. AncestorTech© is a series of classes devoted to exploring today’s technology for today’s genealogy! There is no set order to the series.  Students should feel free to take whichever individual course addresses their current interest.  Each course will be repeated over time to reflect the ever-changing technological and genealogical landscape.

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 technology class, we will explore ways to capture and preserve oral histories, incorporate family photos, documents, or even maps – 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 Evidence I, Evidence II, and/or Quest classes first.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

012G All 6 AncestorTech© Classes
Purchase all 6 AncestorTech© classes for $170
and SAVE $40

 

Courses 012A–012F are taught by Carla Zimowsk as part of her AncestorTech© set of classes. AncestorTech© is a series of classes devoted to exploring today’s technology for today’s genealogy! There is no set order to the series.  Students should feel free to take whichever individual course addresses their current interest.  Each course will be repeated over time to reflect the ever-changing technological and genealogical landscape.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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013 Nature Journaling: Where Science and the
Arts Come Together for a Relaxing
Exploration of Nature
NEW!

Mary Ann Hoffman, teacher of nature
journaling for over 20 years
Lecture: Tues., 6:00-8:00 pm, Oct. 11 (In-Person) PHS
Field Trip: Sat., 10:00 am-12:00 pm,
Oct. 15 – fieldtrip at Bowman’s Tower Wildlife Garden,
New Hope, PA,
rain date, Sun., Oct. 16
$70

 

If you love nature, sketching, and writing, this is the course for you. In this two-part class, you will learn the fundamentals of observing nature, learn contour drawing, and how to set up a nature journal as well as a making a field bag. We will take basic nature journaling a step further with creative activities such as Haiku to make your journal personally unique to you. Students will learn resources to support this new hobby and will receive a packet of supplies to launch your nature journaling hobby. The second session will be a fieldtrip to Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve to have a hands-on experience using your new journaling skills. You will discover the gift of peace that nature journaling gives each time you open your sketchbook.
NOTE: A ticket for Bowman Tower Wildflower Preserve fieldtrip is included in the price of the course as well as a supply packet that includes a 6X8 blank hardbound book, 12 pack Crayola colored pencils, two mechanical pencils, a pencil sharper, and eraser. 

Princeton High School and Field Trip

See course description for location and field trip

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014 Springboard for Writing Memoir – A Two-Part Workshop
(In-Person) (see note for location)
NEW!
Mimi Schwartz, writer and teacher
Sat., 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 2 sessions
$110


There are so many memories – but how to choose which ones to write down? Using springboard exercises to write, share, and discuss, this workshop shows participants how to turn fragments of memory into the true stories – of people, places, and events – that matter to the writer and future readers.

 NOTE:  Bring writing materials and beverages.  This course will be held in Room 107 of Princeton Senior Resource Center at their 101 Poor Farm Rd. Facility.  You may enter the parking area from Poor Farm Road via Mt. Lucas Road or Bunn Drive.  It is the driveway just before the turn to Poor Farm Road. 

015 The Craft of Fiction: A Workshop (Virtual) NEW!
Laura Spence-Ash, writer, editor,  and reader
Wed., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 6 sessions
$125

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.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

016 Life Writing: Tell Your Story (Virtual)
Beverly Sce, Ph.D. MFA(c), published author,
NJ Director of Oral Health (retired)
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
$160

Everyone has a story to tell. What is yours? Do you want to explore and discover your life themes and determine what is significant to you? Have you wanted to take memories, family traditions and life lessons and develop them into meaningful pieces to be shared with family? Discover how you can be transformed through personal reflection and writing. Using prepared prompts that speak to life experience, participants will write, and read their work if desired, in a supportive writing community. Come away with a collection of personal stories for sharing, further exploration and expansion.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

017 Playwriting (Virtual)
Jessica Fleitman, award-winning playwright
Thurs., 7:15–9:30 pm, Oct. 13, 8 sessions
(No class Nov. 24)
$210

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. After having several of my plays produced in NYC, I know how to develop an idea into an actor-ready script. The class will culminate in the creation of your own ten-minute script, and with ten-minute play festivals enjoying popularity across the US, you’ll be able to submit for future production opportunities! And best of all, the skills you'll develop apply to writing plays of any length (not just ten minutes!), so you'll leave prepared to tackle your next story for the stage. Class is limited to six students.

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018 Social Media for Authors (Virtual)
David Schuchman, owner of Princeton Technology
Advisors, LLC
Thurs., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 20, 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.

019 Finding Your Voice: Short Story
Writing That Sings (Virtual) NEW!
Aimee LaBrie, award-winning short story writer,
columnist for Philadelphia Stories
Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 11, 6 sessions
$195

Like your singing voice, your writing voice in fiction must be distinct, identifiable, and clear. In this class, we will explore writing short fiction with voices that are engaging and compelling.  Weekly classes include writing exercises, workshops, and discussion of short fiction by contemporary writers.

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020 A Few Good Words:
Short Stories and Flash Fiction Virtual)
Alyson Mosquera Dutemple, writer, editorial
consultant, instructor
Mon., 6:00–7:30 pm, Nov. 14, 5 sessions
$110

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. Students will receive weekly reading assignments for class discussion and may submit either one traditional-length short story (5000 words or fewer) or up to 3 flash fiction pieces (1000 words or fewer) for workshop.

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021 Giacomo Puccini: The Last of the Great Composers
from the Golden Age of Italian Opera
(Virtual) NEW!
Joseph Pucciatti, teacher, conductor, composer,
co-founder Boheme Opera NJ
Mon., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 10, 6 sessions (No class Oct. 31)
$120

Giacomo Puccini – whose works spanned all of the 19th century through the early 20th century, ending in 1926 with the premiere performance of Turandot. We will explore Puccini’s life and his operas, from his earliest days as a student in Milan to his relationship with the Recordi publishing house and Arturo Toscanini. There will be an in-depth discussion on Madama Butterfly. Together we will view video excerpts of Puccini’s operas.

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022  Hands-On Harmony (Virtual) NEW!
Serge Goldstein, amateur musician with
background in music theory
Mon., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 10, 8 sessions
$170

 

Have you ever wanted to be able to sit down at a keyboard and play the songs you love, without sheet music, just by ear?  Turns out you can, once you understand that most songs are built using a limited set of chords, organized into a limited set of chord progressions.  This course will teach you the chords and progressions that underlie most pop, rock, country, jazz, and classical music.  No prior knowledge of harmony is required.  The only requirement is that you have access, during class, to a keyboard, and a desire to play the music you know and love.

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023      Meet the Beatles (Virtual)   NEW!
Scott McLaren, passionate Beatles’ fan
and collector of Beatles’ history
Tues., 6:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 18, 6 sessions
$160

The Beatles’ music communicates to people, it touches them, it is fun and light-hearted, it is serious and cynical, it is frightening and dark; it embraces many preceding genres of music and spins them afresh. Most know the Beatles’ hits but few know their story. We’ll delve into the rich personalities of a driven but conflicted John, an eager-to-please but private Paul, a money-concerned turned spiritual George and the abrupt late addition Richy (aka Ringo), the emulsifier of the band. We’ll discuss how they met as teenagers, how they matured both musically and personally, and how they defined and reflected their time. Finally, we’ll discuss the factors that led to their break-up. “The deeper you go, the higher you fly. So come on!”

Lesson 1: Pre-Fab (1940-1962)
A look into the origins of John, Paul George and Ringo, including their families, how they began playing, how they met, their early influences, the Liverpool club years, the Hamburg apprenticeship, the introduction and influence of their manager, Brian Epstein, and record auditions. We’ll discuss the events that led to a record deal with EMI and George Martin in London leading to their rise to fame.

Lesson 2: Exuberance (1963-1965)
We’ll discuss Beatlemania, first in England, then America, highlighting the work ethic of the band and their reaction to the hysteria. Furthermore, we’ll highlight the emergence of Lennon-McCartney as a formidable songwriting team by discussing and sampling selected songs from Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles for Sale and Help LP’s. We’ll discuss the changes in each’s lives and each’s influences after moving to London.

Lesson 3: Introspection (1965-1966)
We’ll discuss the impact of touring, their changing relationship with the press, the influence of drugs, Bob Dylan, and each’s wives/girlfriends. We’ll discuss the music of Rubber Soul and Revolver and how the studio and their music were changing.

Lesson 4: Roll Up! (1967)
We’ll discuss the impact of no longer touring: How each explored solo projects, the changing roles within the band, Brian Epstein’s death, and delve into the inspiration for and music of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and Magical Mystery Tour film/EP and their evolving relationship with their audience.

Lesson 5: Searching for Meaning (1968)
We’ll discuss the Beatles’ retreat in India to study Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi and its impact. We’ll discuss the formation of and motivation for Apple Corps, their business venture. We’ll discuss songs of The Beatles (aka White) album and the increasing tension within the group.

Lesson 6: …And in the End (1969-1970)
Finally, we’ll discuss the “Get Back” sessions, which later became the Let It Be album/motion picture and the dissolution of the band including the impact of Apple Corp., Allen Klein, John Eastman and the Beatle wives. We’ll discuss the music of their swansong album, Abbey Road. Lastly, we’ll end with events leading to and finalizing their break up.

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024 The 50s - Rock n' Roll Pioneers (Virtual) NEW!
Vincent Bruno, Beatles scholar and sixties rock historian
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
(No class Nov. 3, 24)
$160

This course focuses on the 1950s rock and roll pioneers who influenced the rock explosion of the 60s. We will explore the decade's early heroes including Chuck Berry (rhythm and blues), Elvis (rockabilly) and The Everly Brothers (country pop). In addition, we will also survey other artists including Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and numerous others. We will see how their influence became the template for 60s rock bands and paved the way for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many others! Students are required to have their Zoom video cameras on.

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025 Sondheim and Hammerstein:
In Conversation (Virtual)     NEW!
Joshua Schnetzer, director, choreographer,
teaching artist

Thurs., 7:30-9:00 pm, Oct. 6, 4 sessions
$80

Stephen Sondheim is credited with reinventing the American musical by tackling unexpected themes that go beyond the genre’s traditional subjects. But the Sondheim we know today might never have existed if he had never met Oscar Hammerstein, father of the book musical. In the role of mentor, Hammerstein shaped Sondheim’s concept of what a musical was and gave him a set of rules to guide the creative process. In this class we will explore the personal and creative relationship between these two great artists and discover how Sondheim used, interpreted, and broke Hammerstein’s rules to create the best musicals in history. Each session will include video and audio clips from these great musicals. Between sessions, students will be asked to listen to the cast-recordings of specific songs and productions.

Week 1: We will focus on the history of American musical theater to place both artists in their proper time and context.

Week 2: We will take a deep dive into Hammerstein’s style and lyrics, focusing on works such as OklahomaSouth Pacific, and Sound of Music.

Week 3: We will turn our attention to Sondheim’s development by homing in on his early lyric contributions in West Side Story and Gypsy and then moving to his breakthrough productions of Company and Sweeney Todd.

Week 4: We will examine the role of Sondheim and Hammerstein in the 21st century by discussing recent interpretations of their classic works, including the new production of Company currently running on Broadway.

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026      Birds as Artists (Virtual) NEW!
Wendy Worth, art historian and ornithologist
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 11, 6 sessions
$160

Human beings are not the only artists in the animal kingdom. Birds possess amazing capabilities; they are painters, sculptors, architects, choreographers, musicians and mathematicians. Their beautiful colors and fancy plumage are all part of an aesthetic pursuit of beauty and determine the path of their evolution. Darwin was disturbed by the Peacocks flamboyant tail, but peahens can’t take their eyes off it. The calls of the Lyrebird mimic everything from chainsaws to national anthems.  Behavior thought to be unique to people, like tool using, can be found in many bird species. It is no longer survival of the fittest but of the most beautiful and even the most intelligent.  Join us for six weeks as we learn about their dazzling dances, music-making, architectural wonders and cognitive skills.

 

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027   Artravesty, A Fresh Look at
Known Art (Virtual) NEW!

Elena Livingstone-Ross,
teacher of art history and European history

Thurs., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 6 sessions
$115

So often we look at great art where the meaning is hidden right before our eyes. Learning art history helps of course, but even with that knowledge, one frequently misses many an element, particularly the salacious details. Yet artists were humans first, often very intensely so, and one would be well-advised to seek the “human” in their works, in addition to the “didactic,” the “moralistic,” the “illustrative,” and the “ineffable. “We shall begin with the most human of all human qualities –SIN -and spend some time in the Sistine Chapel, where a great sinner, Michelangelo by name, expiated his transgressions by making them public. We will then travel, at our leisure, to whatever time and/or place our fancy shall take us, searching for human cupidity, which shouldn’t be hard to find. To find a sample of the style and spirit in which the course will be conducted, look on the instructor’s YouTube page, Elena L. Rubinova, for a sampling of an abbreviated Artravesty series.

 

 

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028 A History of Medicine and a History of
Art and When the Twain Do Meet PHS (In-Person) NEW!

Marc I. Malberg MD, Associate Clinical Professor,
WJ - Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick
Tues., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 25, 4 sessions
$75

The art of medicine and the visual arts are worlds apart, or so conventional wisdom would have us believe. This course challenges that tradition. Over the course of four sessions we will explore some of the history of medicine and the parallel history of art and discover what they have in common and what the art can tell us about the state-of-the-art medicine.

Session I. “The Dawn of History to the Twilight of the Gods”, will cover the art and medicine of ancient Egypt to the end of paganism in the Roman Empire. c 3200 BCE - 4th Century

Session II. “Dark Days”, will cover the 5th - 14th Century.

Session III. “Secular Awakening”, will cover the 15th - 18th Century.

Session IV. “The Century of the Surgeon”, will cover the 19th - 20th Century

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ 08540

029 Two Great Classic Mysteries (Virtual)    NEW!
Hugo Walter, Ph.D. in English Literature,
continuing education instructor, Rutgers University
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 20, 4 sessions
$80

Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle are two of the greatest writers of classic mysteries and detective fiction in the history of world literature. In this course we will read and discuss two of the most important novels in this genre, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles and Agatha Christie's The Murder at the Vicarage. These novels showcase Sherlock Holmes and Jane Marple, respectively, as highly intelligent, perceptive, courageous, resilient, and resourceful investigators who are committed to discovering the truth in mysterious criminal cases.

 

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031 Molière’s Tartuffe — Hypocrisy, Hedonism,
Hilarity (Virtual) NEW!

Denise Asfar, French-English translator;
instructor in language and literature

Wed., 6:00–7:00 pm, Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30;
Dec. 28; Jan. 4, 11, 18, 9 sessions

$115

"You see him as a saint. I'm far less awed / In fact, I see right through him. He's a fraud." The chicanery of Tartuffe — consummate con man, hypocrite, and womanizer — throws a 17th-century bourgeois household into chaos. In this masterpiece of French classical theater, Molière conveys his biting social commentary in a swirl of witty verse, outrageous characters, and delightful machinations. We’ll explore Tartuffe in its historical and social context, viewing videos of the play (Richard Wilbur’s translation); and, with the aid of a side-by-side bilingual text, a video of the play staged in French by Paris’s Compagnie Roumanoff.

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032 Shakespeare’s Richard II and His
“Hollow Crown” (Virtual) NEW!
Denise Asfar, Bardolater, theater instructor;
amateur thespian
Mon., 6:30–7:30 pm, Sept. 19, 10 sessions
$190

Shakespeare’s Richard II presents enduring questions concerning the drama of politics and the politics of drama — pertaining to the period of the play’s eponym (the 1390s), the time of its composition (circa 1595), and today: in particular, the transference of power from one ruler to the next; the connection between public and private morality; and the problematics of removing a legitimate but perhaps unfit head of state. We will explore the play’s theatrical and poetic features that evoke our sympathy for the protagonist — an authoritarian, vacillating, haughty figure — as neither hero nor villain, but rather “victim of his self-indulgence”.

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033 Medea—From Myth to Stage to Screen NEW!
Denise Asfar — translator; teacher of Latin language
and classical literature
Section A: Wed., 6:00–7:00 pm (In-Person) PHS,
Oct, 26, 6 sessions
Section B: Wed., 8:00–9:00 pm (Virtual)
Oct. 26, 6 sessions
$90

Medea, rejected by both her husband, Jason, and Corinth’s xenophobic patriarchy, murders her children in a vengeful fury. This course explores Latin excerpts from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Seneca’s play, and passages based on Apollonius Rhodius’s Argonautica, using bilingual (Latin-English) texts — including: (for those with little Latin) grammar and vocabulary review (or introduction); and (for more advanced students) reading of Latin poetry. Films and video-recorded plays complement discussion of the works’ perennity, from Greco-Roman societies to modern-day questions of racism, sexism, immigration, and such clinical pathologies as the “Medea Syndrome” (i.e., vindictively involving one’s children as a form of spousal harassment).

NOTE: Students who register for this course may take it in-person and/or on-line (no extra cost to those who attend both sessions). If you are interested in joining the other section, please email the office after you have purchased one seat and we will notify the instructor on your behalf.

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034 Consuming Passions: Modern American
Art Collectors and Collection (Virtual) NEW!
Dr. Ferris Olin, Distinguished Professor Emerita,
Rutgers University, art historian, curator and author
Wed., 7:30-9:30 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session
$40

Ferris Olin will introduce several late 20th century – 21st century women art collectors and their collections in which artists from under-representative populations are exclusively represented. She will also discuss her own collecting practices with illustrations from her personal collection that includes women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists in several media.

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036A The Great Directors: John Ford (Virtual) NEW!
Mark Schwartzberg, film
scholar and professor in film studies
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 6 sessions
$125 

Orson Welles was once asked by an interviewer to name his favorite directors. His reply was: "I prefer the old masters, by which I mean John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." Nicknamed "the director's director," John Ford influenced filmmakers as diverse as Welles, Steven Spielberg, and Akira Kurosawa. Ford holds the record for winning the most Academy Awards for directing, with four (for The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Quiet Man).  He also helped create our image of the old west through classic films like Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine and The Searchers. In this latest Zoom class in our Great Directors series, students will have an opportunity to learn about the career of this master filmmaker and will get to watch and discuss some of his greatest films.

These classes are for anyone who loves watching and discussing films. All the films 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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035  Eight Brilliant Movies That Were
Originally Box Office Bombs (Virtual) NEW!
Ann Casano, adjunct professor of film studies
Mon., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 10, 8 sessions
$160

What do the Shawshank Redemption, The Big Lebowski, and This Is Spinal Tap all have in common? They were complete disasters at the box office but have since become acclaimed movies. Films fail at the box office for a variety of different reasons, and sometimes it has nothing to do with the quality of the movie. In this discussion-based class, we will talk about cinema’s most epic box office failures that turned out to be great movies. We will discuss why the movie may have tanked and whether or not time has turned it into a classic.

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036B The Great Directors:
Three One-Hit Wonders (Virtual) NEW!
Mark Schwartzberg, film
scholar and professor in film studies
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Dec. 7, 3 sessions
$60

There are many films that have been made by people who directed nothing else! Usually, this is because the film was poorly received or made little to no money at the box office. There are some exceptions to this rule. This special mini-course in our Great Directors series considers three excellent films that were made by directors that . . . never made another film! Students will watch and discuss these films in our Zoom discussion class and learn about the circumstances that kept three potentially-great directors from ever directing again.

These classes are for anyone who loves watching and discussing films. All the films 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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037 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. 11, 10 sessions
$215

Students will be 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.

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

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034 Beginners’ (and not so beginners’)
Bookmaking (Virtual) NEW!
Dave DiMarchi, multi-disciplinary
printmaker and artist
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 26, 6 sessions
$125

Explore the ins and outs of contemporary bookmaking, towards making your own professionally (and archivally!) -bound journals, sketchbooks and albums. This workshop will introduce artists to bookmaking techniques—the basics of paperfolding, adhesives, stitching and sewing, and handcraft—to begin to integrate bookmaking into your artistic practice. Even newcomers will learn the basics (and not so basics) of book arts. We’ll work with high-quality materials, easy-to-master skills, and step-by-step processes towards creating a horde of handmade books. No experience necessary, curious beginners encouraged!

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039 Fundamentals of Cartooning (In-Person) PHS
Ken Wilkie, nationally published cartoonist
Tues., 7:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 11, 6 sessions
$80

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.

NOTE: You will need a pencil, eraser, fine-tip black marker and some light-weight paper (photocopy paper will be okay). Handouts will be emailed prior to class.

 

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ 08540

040A Landscape/Still-life Painting with
Oscar Peterson (Virtual) NEW!

Oscar Peterson, a professional art director, designer/illustrator,
and a commissioned fine arts painter
who specializes in portraiture
Wed., 6:00-8:00 pm,
Oct. 12, 8 weeks (No class Nov. 23)
$170

You’ve spent time and effort knitting your project. Don’t toss it because of a hole. We’ll learn to repair knitted items by knitting a patch and darning. We’ll also explore decorative repairs.
Skills needed: None, just a willingness to try.
Materials needed: An item or two that needs repair. Yarn and needles in the same size as the item. Darning and tapestry needle. Darning egg or classic lightbulb.

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040B Portrait Painting with Oscar Peterson (Virtual) NEW!
Oscar Peterson, a professional art director, designer/illustrator,
and a commissioned fine arts painter
who specializes in portraiture
Thurs., 6:00-8:00 pm, Oct. 13, 8 weeks
(No class Nov. 24)
$170

This all-levels course will introduce students to the limited palette also known as the Zorn palette. The Zorn palette is one of the best ways to learn how to paint realistic skin tones for portrait and figure paintings, while teaching you how to see, analyze and mix colors. By exploring the use of different approaches and proper techniques, students will learn to create realistic-looking portraits using various opaque mediums (oil, acrylic, gouache, etc.). Demonstrations will be provided.

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041 Intro to Watercolor (Virtual)
Janet Waronker, water colorist
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 8 sessions
(No class Nov. 24)
$170

Are you drawn to this spontaneous, light filled medium? Watercolor can capture a mood and moment with spontaneity. We’ll focus on basic watercolor skills like color mixing, use of warm and cool pigments, brushwork and design, to create studies and completed paintings from life, photo and imagination.  Learn more about how to work with the unique properties of watercolor paint, paper and brushes.  Appropriate for the beginning or less experienced.

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042 Create Your Own Masterpiece
(In-Person) PHS NEW!
Carla Graifer, member and exhibitor, Art Alliance of Monmouth County
and the Garden State Watercolor Society
Tues., 6:00-8:00 pm, Oct. 11, 1 session
$50

 

Following a PowerPoint presentation on design, color theory and the post-impression movement, we will view and discuss some of our favorite paintings as we apply three principles of design: balance, movement, harmony. From primary to intermediate, cool to warm, spin the wheel of color and following step-by-step instruction, you will create your own “masterpiece” inspired by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh.
NOTE: All supplies are included in the price and students will keep the art supplies and canvas. Supplies that are included: acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, white), canvas and brushes.

Princeton High School 151 Moore St. Princeton, NJ

043 Beginner/Intermediate Calligraphy
(Virtual) NEW!
Maureen Peters, TAS Instructor
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Sept. 22, 6 sessions
$77

This workshop is for those new to calligraphy or for those to want to learn beyond the basics. This workshop in modern pointed-pen calligraphy will teach you about the tools of calligraphy, basics in practice strokes and technique, as well as cover a full alphabet. More advanced students will learn how to add design elements to capture the essence of the verse being lettered.

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044 Pet Portraiture (In-Person) PHS
Jean Bryer, artist who has painted more than 800 pet portraits
Tues., 7:00-8:30 pm,
Oct. 18, 6 sessions
(No class Nov. 22)

$115

 

Professional pet portrait artist Jean Bryer will show you the basics of how to draw your favorite pets. Learn techniques of simple shapes, space relation, crosshatching and blending. We will be drawing pets based on photos supplied by the artist.

NOTE: There is a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class. The instructor will purchase all supplies beforehand.

 

 

Princeton High School 151 Moore St. Princeton, NJ

045 Doodling: Lines, Shapes, and Color
(Art for Fun) (Virtual)
Eleni Litt, teaching artist who loves to
make art in community
Section A: Thurs., 7:00–8:15 pm, Oct. 6, 4 sessions
Section B: Thurs., 7:00–8:15 pm, Nov. 10, 4 sessions
(No class Nov. 24)

$75 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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046A Crochet for Beginners (In-Person) PHS NEW!
Dustin Spence; fiber artist with extensive experience
in knitting, crochet, quilting, embroider and sewing

Tues., 6:00-7:00 pm, Oct. 11, 6 Sessions
$95

This class will instruct the beginner student in the basics of crochet needed to complete a beginner’s project pattern. You will learn how to start and finish your work, read a pattern, as well as trouble shooting problems along the way. No prior experience is necessary, just be ready to work with your hands! Class is limited to six students.

Supplies: Instructor will provide students with the initial supplies for the introductory class, but students will purchase yarns to use for the projects. The initial starting supplies are $10 per student. This doesn’t include scissors.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

046B Knitting for Beginners (In-Person) PHS NEW!
Dustin Spence; fiber artist with extensive experience
in knitting, crochet, quilting, embroider and sewing

Tues., 7:15-8:15 pm, Oct. 11, 6 Sessions
$95

This class will instruct the beginner student the basics of knitting needed to complete a beginner’s project pattern. You will learn how to start and finish your work, read a pattern, as well as trouble shooting problems along the way. No prior experience is necessary just be ready to work with your hands! Class is limited to six students.
Supplies: Instructor will provide students with the initial supplies for the introductory class, but students will purchase yarns to use for the projects. The initial starting supplies are $10 per student. This doesn’t include scissors.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

047A   Introduction to Crocheting Cables (Virtual)
Anastasia Popova, accomplished crochet designer
with works published in numerous books
Mon., 6:00-8:00 pm, Nov. 7, 3 sessions     
$80

Yes, you can crochet cables! This class is the perfect introduction to this beautiful form of crocheting. We will be making Snowcap Hat and Mittens, featured in Love of Crochet magazine, winter 2016, and designed by the instructor of this class. Select one project or make them both. Because of the stitches used this set is the best way to learn to crochet cables.

Skill level: Beginner (comfortable with double crochet and front post double crochet)

Materials: Bulky weight (#5) yarn (400 yards) and I/9 5.5mm crochet hook. Sample was made using Lion Brand Yarns Lion’s Pride Woolspun. Please obtain patterns before the class.  Links for patterns can be found in the class details section on our website.

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047B   Introduction to Crocheting Socks (Virtual)
Anastasia Popova, accomplished crochet designer
with works published in numerous books
Mon., 6:00-8:00 pm, Oct. 17, 2 sessions     
$60

Crocheting socks is 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. We will be making a mini sock to learn all the steps that are required for a perfect sock.

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

Materials: The pattern will be provided and designed to use fingering weight yarn and E/4 3.50mm crochet hook. If you are comfortable working with thin yarn, you can use that. Or you can use any yarn you have and a hook size to math, your sock will just be bigger.

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048 Using Premiere Pro: Special Effects
and Uncovering the Secrets

of the Green Screen (Virtual) NEW!
Ryan Tian, creative director, editor,
and videographer, New York

Thurs., 7:00-8:00 pm, Nov. 3, 2 session
$35


 

In the first session of this two-session course, the instructor will introduce how special visual effects are applied to movies with examples and footage from behind the scenes. Premiere Pro’s editing usages will be introduced. In the second class, using a scene in a short film shot with a green screen on set, the instructor will show, using Premiere Pro, how the final visual look is achieved.
NOTE: If you wish to have Premiere Pro downloaded, you can familiarize yourself with it. The instructor will discuss Premiere Pro with the class in the first week. A seven-day free trial is available in Adobe.

 

 

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050 Adobe Lightroom CC (Virtual)
by Mike Skara, owner, Computer Training Services
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 3, 2 sessions
$50

 

Adobe has created the world's most powerful photo imaging tools. Learn how to use Adobe’s powerful tools to fix lighting, texture and sharpness.

 

 

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049 Introduction to Photoshop
For Photographers (Virtual)
Joe Ferraro, photography specialist
Wed., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 5, 3 sessions
$65

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.

Session 1 - Opening/Saving files, Arranging the workspace, start looking at the toolbar

Session 2 - Finish the toolbar, start looking at adjustment layers

Session 3 -  Finish adjustment layers, learn about masks and selections


NOTE: Students should have Photoshop (2019 or higher) installed on their home computer in order to follow along. Photoshop is currently subscription based and costs $9.99 +plus tax per month.

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051 iPhone Photo Settings, Camera and Editing (Virtual)
Nick Sakowski, professional photographer
Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 6, 5 sessions
No class Oct. 27

$130

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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052 Photos in the Field
Nick Sakowski, professional photographer
Field Trips: Every Saturday at different times and locations
$155

Oct. 11, 6:00–7:00 pm—Zoom Meeting. An invite will be sent to registered students.

Oct. 22, 4:00–6:00 pm—Princeton/Princeton University, 68 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08544*

Oct. 29, 10:00 am–12:00 pm—Sourland Mountain, 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844*

Nov. 5, 11:00 am–1:00 pm—Marquand Park, 68 Lovers Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540*

Nov. 12, 7:00–9:00 am—Chestnut Point Manasquan Reservoir, 337 Georgia Tavern Rd, Howell, NJ 07731*

Nov. 19, 4:30–6:30 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. 11):

• 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.

053 Introduction to Taking Great
Digital Photographs (In-Person) PHS NEW!
Stephen Harris, professional photographer,
owner of Photography Gallery and Studio,
Lambertville
Tues., 6:30-8:00 pm, Nov. 1, 3 sessions
$60

DSLR /Mirrorless for Beginners: learn what you need to know to take wonderful photographs with your DSLR/Mirrorless camera. We will discuss aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, lenses, accessories, and composition. We will also discuss editing and mindfulness in photography. The class size is kept small for individual attention and safety. Each class will include both classroom instruction and hands-on photography.
NOTE: Students must bring a digital camera to every class.

 

 

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

054 Photography Field Trip—Exploring Hidden
Lambertville (In-Person) (see note for location)
Stephen Harris, professional photographer,
owner of Photography Gallery and Studio, Lambertville
Section A: Wed., 9:30–11:30 am, Oct. 5, 1 session                        
Section B: Sat., 9:30–11:30 am, Oct. 8, 1 session
$ 45 each session

Take a photography walk in hidden Lambertville, exploring historical homes and buildings, “off the beaten 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 understanding 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 a meet up spot in Lambertville. All Students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health. All classes are DSLR and mobile phone friendly.

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

055 Art of Seeing—Mindful Composition on Princeton University
Campus (In-Person) (see note for location)
Stephen Harris, professional photographer,
owner of Photography Gallery and Studio, Lambertville
Sat., 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Oct. 15, 1 session               '
$45

This class teaches a mindful technique for composing beautiful images. Take the time to really see your subject—whether a person, an object or nature. We will discuss the mindful technique and practice it while exploring Princeton University grounds. You will walk away having this creative technique for your photography.

NOTE: All classes are DSLR and mobile phone friendly. Students should meet at 9:45 am at Nassau and Witherspoon St. at the entrance to the University.

056 Shutterfly Photo Books (Virtual)
Mike Skara, owner, Computer Training Services
Mon., 7:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 10, 1 session
$30

 

Create the best Shutterfly photo books possible with a focus on uploading photos, choosing layouts, and properly cropping and placing photos. Learn the tips and tricks for a beautiful finished product.

 

 

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057 Clean Up, Edit and Share Photos (Virtual)
Mike Skara, owner, Computer Training Services
Mon., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 17, 1 session
$40

 

Between smartphones, cameras, and tablets, you may have photos stored all over the place. Learn to consolidate them in one place and discover free or inexpensive photo editing programs that make your photos look great by fixing red eye and improving color and contrast.

 

 

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058A B&W Photography (Virtual)
Martin Bluhm, specializes in fine art, micro/macro,
infrared, and B&W photography
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 2 sessions
$55

 

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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058B Infrared Photography (Virtual)
Martin Bluhm, specializes in fine art, micro/macro,
infrared, and B&W photography
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 26, 2 sessions
$55

 

A digital camera sensor can reveal infrared light which is invisible to the human eye. This workshop will teach you about infrared filter techniques, infrared and full spectrum camera conversions, and different applications for infrared photography. Also covered in this workshop will be how to post-process infrared RAW files into false color or black and white photos in a fast and efficient way.

 

 

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058C Macro/Close-Up (Virtual)
Martin Bluhm, specializes in fine art, micro/macro,
infrared, and B&W photography
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 9, 2 sessions
$55

 

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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058D Through the Lens (Virtual)
Martin Bluhm, specializes in fine art, micro/macro,
infrared, and B&W photography
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Nov. 30, 2 sessions
$55

 

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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059 Victorian-Inspired Earrings
(all material fees included)
(In-Person) PHS
Y’vonne Page-Magnus, jewelry designer and artist,
owner of Design Your Own Jewelry Workshop
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 25, 1 session
$65

 

Let your imagination come to life for this one-of-a-kind Victorian era workshop. Step into a time period where no single period has seen such a diverse group of jewelry like no other from 1837–1901. Design and make four pairs of earrings using beautiful findings, semi-precious stones and, crystals inspired by the Victorian Era. Copy instructor designs or add your own style to each pair of earrings with guided instruction along the way. Learn easy wire wrapping techniques that can also be applied to future jewelry making projects.

Materials: Students must provide their own tools. Students should purchase flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, and a beading mat which can be found at Amazon.com or Michaels.com. All other materials will be available in class from the instructor.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

060 Illuminating s: Hand Building
Ceramic Candelabras (In-Person) PHS NEW!
Rebecca Graham, ceramic teacher for over 20 years
Tues., 6:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 25, 3 sessions
$75

 

This course will focus on creating light as we embrace the darkening season. We will make some version of a taper candle holder: a tree of life, menorah, or candelabra. You will learn various hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab building, carving, and sculpting. No prior experience is needed, and many tools can be found in the kitchen. Class is limited to 10 students.


NOTE: Students must obtain material prior to first class. Clay can be purchased at Michael’s or online.  The cost will be approximately $25.  Materials needed: #5 Amaco self-hardening clay (stonex white or Mexican pottery red) and acrylic paint.  Additional materials in lieu of clay tools can include a steak knife, spoon, fork, skewer, small sponge, paint brush, wooden board, Ziploc bag, and small box to safely transport your project.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

061 Turn Your Words and/or Images into
an Archival-Quality Book or Catalog (Virtual)
Isabella Duicu Palowitch, classically trained artist,
founder of Artisa LLC, artisa.com
Wed., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 19, 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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062 Basic Knitted Felted Wine Tote
(In-Person) PHS NEW!
Susan Neidt, BS, MEd, juried crafter
who teaches knitting and jewelry making

Tues., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 2 sessions
$45

Looking for a great gift for yourself or someone else? Wool is the perfect material to keep your wine cold or at room temperature.  You will learn how to use three circular needles simultaneously, I-cords and felting (fulling) and blocking. (Felting and blocking will be discussed in class but will be done at home with your washing machine). Decorating options will also be discussed.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

063A   Aromatherapy (or not) Memory Wire Bracelet
(In-Person) PHS NEW!

Susan Neidt, BS, MEd, juried crafter
who teaches knitting and jewelry making

Tues., 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 15, 1 session
$35


Memory wire is a wonderful option for simple jewelry making. You can add Lava beads to transform your design into an aromatherapy necklace if desired. Depending on how you work you can probably make two or three bracelets during the class. Each student will create their own unique design. No jewelry making experience needed.

Supplies needed: Bracelet memory wire, needle nose pliers and memory wire cutter (if you want to make more at home), beads of choice…it is good to have several to choose from around 5, 6 and 7mm, two charms per bracelet (optional). Instructor will provide memory wire and many bead choices for $4.00 a bracelet. Instructor will provide tools to use during the class.

Princeton High School - 151 Moore  St. Princeton NJ

063B Aromatherapy (or not) Necklace Class
(In-Person) PHS NEW!

Susan Neidt, BS, MEd, juried crafter
who teaches knitting and jewelry making

Tues., 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 29, 1 session
$35

Memory wire is the perfect option for lovely, yet easy on easy off necklaces. The design options are many. You can add Lava beads to transform your design into an aromatherapy necklace if desired. Depending on how you work, you could possibly create more than one necklace during class time. Each student will create their own unique design. No jewelry making experience needed.

Supplies needed: Necklace memory wire, hollow rubber tubing 2 or 3 mm with a 1mm opening approximately 15 inches per necklace, beads of choice, pendant of choice, spacer beads of choice (you will need enough beads/spacers to measure approximately nine inches. During the class, the instructor will provide the tools. If you prefer, instructor will have supplies available to use, including assorted pendants, for $5.00 a necklace.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

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064 Introduction to Woodworking
Section A: Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 5, 2 sessions
Section B: Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 19, 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!
NOTE: There is a $20 materials charge for walnut and/or maple
payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Both woodworking courses 064 and 065 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).

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. Choice of exotic hardwoods for your project will cost extra. Everyone must wear a KN95 mask at all times. Hearing protection and goggles/glasses are recommended. Hand sanitizers and a KN95 mask will be provided for you that you must bring back for your second session.

065 Intermediate Woodworking
Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Nov. 2, 3 sessions
$315

Intermediate project: Joinery Foot Stool. This project builds upon the foundational skills introduced in the beginner class to include mortise and tenon joinery utilizing basic workshop tools. Students will layout and prepare their material, cut and fit their parts to create a useful object from a selection of beautiful hardwoods.\
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.

 

Both woodworking courses 064 and 065 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).

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. Choice of exotic hardwoods for your project will cost extra. Everyone must wear a KN95 mask at all times. Hearing protection and goggles/glasses are recommended. Hand sanitizers and a KN95 mask will be provided for you that you must bring back for your second session.

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066A Guitar I (Virtual)
Carol Hamersma, performer and educator
Wed., 6:00–7:15 pm, Oct. 12, 10 sessions
$160

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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066B Guitar II (Virtual) NEW!
Carol Hamersma, performer and educator
Wed., 7:45-9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 10 sessions
$160

This course is meant as a continuation for those who have completed guitar I and for those with equivalent basic skills. These include the ability to play basic open position chords, simple strum and fingerpicking patterns, and rudimentary knowledge of reading music notation. The course will begin with a review and continue with strumming and fingerpicking popular songs as well as elementary classical guitar pieces. Enjoy learning this beautiful and versatile instrument in a fun and informal atmosphere. Class is limited to eight students.

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067 Face the Music: Guitar for Beginners
(In-Person) PHS NEW!

John Abbott, guitar instructor, jazz, blues,
Berklee College of Music graduate

Tues., 6:00-7:15 pm, Oct. 11, 10 sessions
$160

Come discover the fun of learning the guitar! This hands-on workshop will introduce you to basic music theory and playing notes, chords, and more. Each session over ten weeks will include playing songs in class. Besides practice songs, we’ll try out classic songs in jazz, blues, pop/rock, and country. An acoustic guitar in good condition with new strings installed in advance to the start of the workshop is strongly suggested. Topics planned include, but may not be limited to, instrument components; tuning; proper playing posture; instrument care; placing the correct fingers on the strings to play notes clearly; basic chords in the major keys; fundamental music reading; keeping time and tempo; and playing with other musicians.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

068 Acoustic Blues of The Twentieth Century
(In-Person) PHS NEW!
John Abbott, guitar instructor, jazz, blues,
Berklee College of Music graduate
Tues., 7:30-8:45 pm, Oct. 11, 10 sessions
$160

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 to seven-minute solid set that can be submitted for booking at a club. Class is limited to seven
students.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

069 Stand-Up (Virtual)
Helene Angley, comedy headliner with
16 years of U.S. stand-up experience
Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 12, 6 sessions
$160

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 to seven-minute solid set that can be submitted for booking at a club. Class is limited to seven students.

 

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070 Introduction to Improvisational Comedy
(In-Person) PHS
Oscar October, improvisational comedian with over
25 years of experience performing and
teaching improv comedy
Tues., 7:15–8:45 pm, Oct. 18, 8 sessions
$150

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

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

071 Acting for Beginners (Virtual)
Hannah Tamminen, theatre,
film and television actress, M.F.A.
Thurs., 7:00-8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 8 sessions
No class Nov. 24
$150

This class is designed for people who want to learn the basics of acting for theatre, film, and television. Great for those interested in dipping their toe into acting, whether it be in-person or on-camera. Students will be led through exercises in relaxation, improvisation, sense memory, listening, objectives, imagery, and visualization and be given individualized feedback and direction. This class will be fun and interactive! Come with an open mind and your imagination!

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072 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
(In-Person) PHS

Hannah Tamminen, theatre,
film and television actress, M.F.A.

Tues, 6:00-7:30 pm, Oct. 18, 6 sessions
$120

 

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

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

073 Introduction to Voice Over (Virtual)
Kathy Verduin, voice over
artist and owner of Voice Alive!
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 4 sessions
$85

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.
NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for Intro to Audiobooks.

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074 Intro to Audiobooks
An Overview from a Narrator's Perspective (Virtual)
Kathy Verduin, voice over
artist and owner of Voice Alive!
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Nov. 29, 3 sessions
$65

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. Are you the rightsholder? Read a page of your choice, and get direction from a published audiobook narrator.

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075 Harmonica I (In-Person) PHS
Stu Sternbach, multi-instrumentalist,
leader of the Madison Avenue Jammers
Tues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 11, 8 sessions
$160

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).

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

076 Sing Out! (Virtual) (includes all material fees)
Alta Malberg, performer and voice instructor
in NYC and Princeton
Mon., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 17, 7 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 VOICE and SPIRTS. All levels welcome.

NOTE: Materials suggested for class will be mailed to students. Please be sure your address is up to date in the registration system for mailing supplies to you.

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077 Beginning Piano/Keyboard (Virtual)
Jean Parsons, private piano instructor
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 6, 10 sessions
(No class Nov. 24)
$165

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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078 Beginner Ukulele (Virtual)
Denise Crowley, founder of the Full Monty
Ukulele Band, Montgomery Senior Center
Tues., 6:00–7:00 pm, Oct. 11, 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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079 Beginner Ukulele II (Virtual)
Denise Crowley, founder of the Full Monty
Ukulele Band, Montgomery Senior Center
Tues., 7:15–8:15 pm, Oct. 11, 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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080 Ikebana Floral Arranging
(In-Person) PHS NEW!

Felicia Pan-Fea, certified Ikebana
artist and teacher
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 11, 8 sessions
(No class Nov. 22)
$170

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

NOTE: Students will need their own scissors/flower cutter ($30), vase/container ($50 and up), and a pin frog/kenzan ($25), all of which may be purchased from the instructor or bring your own. Floral materials will be provided by the instructor for $140, payable to the instructor at the first class. Please bring a shallow, wide, open-mouthed container to the first class (bowl vase, or fruit plate is okay for the first class).

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

081 Orchid Culture and Growing
(In-Person and Virtual) PHS
Anne Skalka, long time orchid grower and past president
of Central Jersey Orchid Society, Princeton
Tues., 7:00–9:00 pm, Oct. 25, 2 sessions
$55

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.

In-Person Princeton High School and Virtual

082 Organic Gardening (Virtual) NEW!
Trebs Thompson, owner Whimsical Farms and
organic gardener for 20 years
Thurs., 6:30-8:00 pm, Oct. 13, 2 sessions
$45

Fall is the perfect time of year to start planning next year's organic garden. Designed for novices as well as experts, this two-session class will touch on different growing methods and styles including traditional gardens, permaculture, and hügelkultur.  We will touch briefly on indoor gardening that you can do now, aqua and hydroponics, and sprouting, but mostly focus on land and soil preparation, off-season pest management, seed selection and seed starting, and all the things that go into a successful garden!  Join us and bring your garden dreams to life!

Zoom Online Video Conference and field trips

083 Gardening with Houseplants (Virtual) NEW!
Catherine "Kate" Colucci, avid gardener,
occupational therapist and certified Master Gardener

Wed., 7:00-8:30 pm, Nov. 2, 3 session
$60

 


Create an attractive and healthy home or office by understanding the unique needs of houseplants. Participants analyze their indoor space (light, heat, humidity) and consider plants that can thrive under these environmental conditions. The instructor discusses principles behind choosing a container and soil medium, and demonstrates how to pot up, water and care for several different plants.  Participants are encouraged to share their successes, challenges, and decorating schemes with houseplants. The instructor will provide handouts and a list of suggested resources.
NOTE: Participants need to purchase at least one houseplant, pot, potting soil, (about $25.00) which they can virtually share with the 2nd class.

Zoom Online Video Conference

084 The Power of Native Plant
Gardening (Virtual)   NEW!

Jason Goldman, naturalist, garden designer,
NJ Flower to the People
Thurs., 7:00–8:30 pm, Dec. 8, 1 session    

Jason Goldman, of Flower to the People, will teach you all about the wonderful world of native plant gardening. By learning various principles of ecology and landscape design, you will gain an understanding of how native plant landscapes benefit both humans and wildlife simultaneously. This course will be interactive by including plenty of time for your questions, so you can get started on cultivating your own garden which you can take pride in. Remember, whether you have sun or shade, dry or wet conditions, an entire lawn or just some planter boxes, there's a native plant for every space!

Zoom Online Video Conference

085 Introduction to Beekeeping (Virtual)
Suzanne Luciano, tenured beekeeper for 12+ years
Wed., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 12, 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.

Zoom Online Video Conference

086 The Basics of Raising Backyard Chickens
in the
Suburbs (Virtual)
Gwenne Baile, certified backyard chicken keeper
Thurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 6, 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 while following Princeton’s chicken ordinance. It will also discuss how to winterize the chicken coop and run keeping your chickens warm and dry.

Zoom Online Video Conference

087 Backyard Bird Watching and
Bird Feeding (Virtual) NEW!

Heidi Mass, associate naturalist and
lover of birding, plants and wildlife
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 1 session
$35

 

Introduction to backyard birdwatching and feeding birds in winter. Lecture will cover learning about backyard birds, binoculars, field guides, types of feeders and seed to use.

Zoom Online Video Conference and field trips

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088 The Cat’s Meow: Home Maintenance for the
Cat Owner (In-Person) (see note for location
Lynn Paolillo, owner of Cat Naps Cattery
Fri., 3:00–6:00 pm, Dec. 2, 1 session
$55

 Cats are fastidious lickers, but every cat owner knows that living with a cat means living with lots of cat hair! This class will focus on home maintenance that every cat owner can learn to do. What tools and brushes 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 longhaired cat, plus provide answers to common cat grooming questions.

NOTE: Class will be held at the Cat Naps Cattery, 2750 Quakerbridge Road, Trenton, NJ 08619.

089 Behind the Scenes: The Sport of Showing
Purebred Dogs (Virtual) NEW!
Mark Fedow, long-time purebred dog enthusiast who
actively exhibits AKC Grand Champion show dogs
at events around the country,
including the Westminster Dog Show
Mon., 6:30-8:00 pm, Oct. 31, 1 session
$35

Have you ever wondered how the mysterious sport of dog shows is conducted? Join us for a lively discussion of the art of breeding and showing purebred dogs in the competitive world of what is known to insiders as conformation shows.  How does one get involved in this sport?  We will talk about the American Kennel Club, the wide variety of purebred dog breeds, what happens at a conformation, and what it means to have a Champion purebred dog.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

090 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. 18, 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.

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091A Chess 101: First Steps in Chess (Virtual)
Alexander Tao, a chess enthusiast and instructor
Tues., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 18, 7 sessions
$130

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.

Zoom Online Video Conference

091B Chess for Improving Players (Virtual) NEW!
Alexander Tao, a chess enthusiast and instructor

Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, Oct. 19, 7 sessions
$130

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 office (info@princetonadultschool.org) 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.

 

Zoom Online Video Conference

092 Mah Jongg with Neilia (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. 13, 4 sessions               
Section B: Wed., 6:00–8:00 pm, Nov. 16, 4 sessions
$130 each section

 

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: The instructor 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.

Zoom Online Video Conference

093 Social Poker-All in for Fun
and Friendships (In-person) PHS
Walter Frank, enthusiastic poker player for over 30 years
Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, Oct. 25, 4 sessions
$100

This course is for people who want to learn some basic poker games or expand their existing repertoire of games.  We will learn by playing.  Although we will learn some dos and don’ts of betting, the course is not designed for online players.  If you already enjoy friendly social poker or want to participate in a poker group, this is for you.  The instructor cannot remember a poker evening that he did not enjoy!

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

094 An Afternoon of In-Person Bridge
(see note for location)
Bernadette Hennessy May, M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy
Section A: Weak Openings & Responses NEW!
Sat., 1:00-3:00 pm, Oct. 15, 1 session
         $55 each section

When do we open with a weak hand? What are our partner's options ro responding? This session will examine opening with a weak hand how to respond including the feature asking 2NT response. Bernadette will begin with a lesson and then we will play practice hands that practice weak openings and responses. Handouts of the hands played and lesson notes will be provided.

Section A and B above will be held in room 105, 101 Poor Farm Rd., Princeton Senior Resource Center. Easy parking can be accessed from Poor Farm Rd. or from Bunn Drive (last drive before Poor Farm Rd.)

094 An Afternoon of In-Person Bridge
(see note for location)
Bernadette Hennessy May, M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy
Section B: Strong 2C Opening & Responses NEW!
Sat., 3:30-5:30 pm, Oct. 15, 1 session

Wow! You have been dealt a hand with 22+ points strength. This session will examine opening with the strong 2C opening and responses, including waiting, negative, steps & 2H negative responses including the continuing auction. Bernadette will begin with a lesson and then we will play practice hands that practice 2C opening and responses. Handouts of the hands played and lesson notes will also be provided.

Section A and B above will be held in room 105, 101 Poor Farm Rd., Princeton Senior Resource Center. Easy parking can be accessed from Poor Farm Rd. or from Bunn Drive (last drive before Poor Farm Rd.)

095 Introduction to Bridge (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May, M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy
Mon., 11:30 am–1:00 pm, Oct. 3, 9 sessions
(No class Oct. 31)
$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. Each session includes topic-based instruction and then it is off to the tables where everyone gets to play bridge using the topic of the day. No prior bridge knowledge required.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

096 Light Openings in 3rd & 4th Chair (Virtual) NEW!
Bernadette Hennessy May, M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy
Section A: Mon., 9:30–11:00 am, Sept. 12, 4 sessions  

Section B: Mon., 6:30–8:00 pm, Sept. 12, 4 sessions
$65 each section

 

Light Openings (3rd & 4th) chair when others have passed before you. Sometimes if we are the 3rd or 4th person to make a bid we have a hand that we would like to describe but it is too weak for an opening hand. This class examines opening bids in 3rd & 4th chair as well as the continuing auction.

 

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

097 Play of the Hand (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy

Mon., 1:30–3:00 pm, Sept. 12, 9 sessions (No class Oct. 31)
$109 each section

Practice and develop your declarer bridge play in a friendly environment. This nine-session course continues to reinforce the basics of bridge bidding and playing. Lessons focus on declarer playing techniques. This course follows the ACBL Play of the Hand course. Topics include: making a plan, promoting winners, finessing, trumping losers; introduction to Jacoby Transfer and slam bidding. Basic bridge knowledge required.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

098  No Trump Opening & Responses (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy
Section A: Mon., 9:30–11:00 am, Oct. 10, 4 sessions
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ection B: Mon., 6:30-8:00 pm, Oct. 17, 4 sessions
(No class Oct. 31)
$65 each section

Let's take some time to really practice bidding the continuing auction when our partner opens 1NT or 2NT. We will take time to look at the Stayman & Jacoby Transfer, trash Stayman, Super Accept and more.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

099  Online Bridge: Weak 2, 3, & 4 Opening (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy
Mon., 9:30–11:00 am, Nov. 21, 4 sessions
$65

Weak preemptive openings are a common part of partnership agreements. This course examines the weak 2, 3, & 4 level openings. We will also be looking at advancing your partner's weak opening. Partnership agreements of 2NT feature ask and RONF will also be examined.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

100 Develop Your Declarer Play (Virtual)
Bernadette Hennessy May,
M.Ed., founder of Game Friendzy
Mon., 1:30–3:00 pm, Nov. 21, 4 sessions
$65

Deepen and develop your declarer skills. This course continues to look at declarer planning and playing techniques by presenting progressively more challenging hands.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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101 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, Nov. 1, 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!

Zoom Online Video Conference

102 The Art of Coziness: Food, Holistic Strategies, and
Seasonal Tips for a Cozier Life (Virtual)
Vanessa Young, cooking instructor, writer, educator
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hurs., 6:30–8:00 pm, Nov. 10, 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.

Zoom Online Video Conference

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103 How You Can Become Your Own Power Plant (Virtual)
Michael Winka, executive director of Sustainable Lawrence
Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 17, 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.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

104 Downsize Efficiently to a New Independent
Home or Transition to a Senior Living Community
(Virtual)
John Walsh, senior and family
downsizing and moving expert
Mon., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 10, 3 sessions
$60

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.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

105 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: Virtual class: Thurs., 7:00–9:00 pm,
Oct. 13, 3 sessions
$80

Section B: Field Trip Date TBD
(time and date to be announced at the first class)

Auction Preview, Rago Arts and Auction Center,
333 North Main St., Lambertville, NJ.
$35

Have you ever wanted to know the value of a precious family heirloom? Learn how to inventory, research, and evaluate your art, antiques and personal property, the different types of appraisals (insurance, estate, equitable distribution, and charitable donation) and when to hire a qualified appraiser. Each participant will be allowed to choose one item for evaluation by the instructor. Discover how an auction really works, preview a sale, and learn what steps to take when it comes time to sell or donate your property.

Section B: Field Trip Date TBD (time and date to be announced at the first class)                                 $35

Auction Preview, Rago Arts and Auction Center, 333 North Main St., Lambertville, NJ.

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 Covid-19 restrictions prevent us from holding the field trip to Rago, we will refund you for section B.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference and field trips

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106 Pouches to Pockets to Purses (Virtual) NEW!
Joyce Kalstein, CPA by day and
passionate collector by night

Wed., 7:30-9:00, Nov. 16, 1 session
$35

Owning one or two of an object is an interest; owning three or more is a collection; owning fifty is a passion. Over the last 40 years, Joyce Kalstein has scoured antique shows and flea markets all over the world to collect bags that are notable works of art in the history of fashion. Join her for a talk about this unique collection.

Zoom Online Video Conference

107 Buttons, Buttons, Buttons! (In-Person) PHS NEW!
Barbara Figge Fox, president of the
New Jersey State Button Society
Tues., 7:00-8:30, Oct. 11, 1 session
$35

Welcome to the intriguing world of collectible buttons – the world’s smallest antique. Whether you are fascinated with their artistic quality, want to examine their construction, or seek to delve into their history, you will discover that every button has a story. For instance, metal buttons made in 19th century England tell a child labor story, while shell buttons reveal their deep-sea origin. Learn how to guess a button’s age and make a “Button Sampler” using vintage and antique buttons.

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ

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108 Ballet 101 (In-Person)
Princeton Ballet School instructor
Section A: Mon., 7:00–8:30 pm, Sept. 12, 8 sessions,
(No class Sept. 26, Oct. 10) Anna McDowell
Section B: Wed., 9:30–11:00 am, Sept. 14, 8 sessions,
(No class Oct. 5) Susan Tenney
$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 educators will lead a lively and encouraging class to help you get in shape and appreciate this classic art form. Registration is limited to eight students.

Courses 108-110 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 wear masks at class.

109 Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (In-Person)
Princeton Ballet School instructor
Section A: Amy Megules - Tues., 11:45–1:15 pm,
Sept. 13, 8 sessions, (No class Sept. 27, Oct. 4)
Section B: Fri., Valerie Amiss - 6:30–8:00 pm,
Sept. 9, 8 sessions, (No class Oct. 7)
$140

Great for students looking to take lessons learned in the Beg/Int Ballet course to the next level or for those who have several years of ballet studies at a higher level. Educators will review previously learned movements and curriculum while expanding their students' knowledge and ability in this lively class featuring live piano accompaniment. Registration is limited to eight students.

Courses 108-110 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 wear masks at class.

110 Modern Dance Class (In-Person)
Susan Tenney, Princeton Ballet School instructor
Wed., 11:00–12:15 pm, Sept. 14, 8 sessions
(No class Oct. 5)
$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 108-110 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 wear masks at class

 

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111 Country Line Dancing
(In-Person—Suzanne Patterson Center)
Harry Westervelt and Gail Young-Leach, professionally
trained Country Line Dance instructors
Mon., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 3, 8 sessions
$135

 

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

NOTE: All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required.

Please wear leather-soled shoes. NO sneakers and please bring a bottle of water. Class is held at Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St. Princeton. (Monument Hall). Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

112 Argentine Tango Basics
(In-Person—Suzanne Patterson Center)
Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu, teachers
and artists-in-residence at Viva Tango
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 11, 6 sessions (No class Nov. 8)

$130

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

NOTE: All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required.

Class is held at Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St. Princeton. (Monument Hall). Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

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113 Ballroom Basics (In-Person)
Section A: Tues., 7:00–7:40 pm, Sept. 20, 6 sessions
Section B: Tues., 7:00–7:40 pm, Nov. 8, 6 sessions
$108

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 113–115 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.

114 Hip Hop Basics (In-Person)
Section A: Wed., 7:45–8:25 pm, Sept. 21, 6 sessions
Section B: Wed., 7:45–8:25 pm, Nov. 9, 6 sessions
$108

This 6-week course is designed as an introduction to the basic movements of Hip Hop & Freestyle Dance. Practice drills of basic techniques and body isolations, and learn short combinations of choreography. Beginner level. No experience necessary.

Courses 113–115 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.

115 Latin Dance Fitness (In-Person)
Section A: Tues., 8:30–9:10 pm, Sept. 20, 6 sessions
Section B: Tues., 8:30–9:10 pm, Nov. 8, 6 sessions
$108

This class consists of easy to follow movements & choreographed combinations of Latin dance styles such as Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia & more. Enjoy this fun & upbeat workout while developing strength, stamina, coordination & rhythm!

 

 

 

Courses 113–115 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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116 From Top to Bottom:  A Deep Dive into The Many
Benefits of Common Essential Oils
Christine Bolli, certified in Aromatherapy from the
Aromahead Institute, Simply Earth and Essence of
Thyme College of Holistic Studies

Section A: Wed., 6:00-7:30 pm, Oct. 26, 1 session – Peppermint Oil
Section B: Wed., 6:00-7:30 pm, Nov. 2, 1 session – Lavender Oil
Section C: Wed., 6:00-7:30 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session – Frankincense
$35 each section

 

Section A: Wed., 6:00-7:30 pm, Oct. 26, 1 session – Peppermint Oil

In this session we will create an invigorating yet calming peppermint oil and tea tree lotion.

 

Section B: Wed., 6:00-7:30 pm, Nov. 2, 1 session – Lavender Oil

In this session will focus on the versatile qualities of lavender oil and we will make a 10ml roller blend to help stop the itch and sooth the skin.

 

Section C: Wed., 6:00-7:30 pm, Nov. 9, 1 session – Frankincense

Last, but not least, we will focus on Frankincense, long known as the “King of Oils”. Its healing properties have been documented both recently and centuries ago across the globe.  In this final session we will make an allergy roller bottle blend.

Section D: Purchase all 3 sessions and pay $85. Save $20

Zoom Online Video Conference

117A  Emotional Intelligence ABCs for Serenity and the Ending of Conflict; for a Compassionate, Friendlier World (Virtual) NEW!
Nithila Peter, PhD, coach
counsel for Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
Sun., 5:00–6:30 pm, Oct. 16, 5 sessions
$100

We long for our relationships to be harmonious, for true understanding and serenity to nurture the dynamic. But being human, we also know agitation and irritation disturb our relationships, frequently. This is particularly true, when we can’t see the facts clearly or we can’t see one another with clarity. How does a fluency with emotional intelligence vocabulary make a difference in guiding us through agitation, irritation and anger - even righteous anger? How do we generate peace in our relationships and sustain our serenity? Join our class to expand the vocabulary of Emotional Intelligence. Learn the words critical for heart & mind states, that restore peace and serenity. Customize your media-library to enrich a lifelong journey with EI.

Zoom Online Video Conference

117B Emotional Intelligence & Media Meditation - An Intentional Conversational Practice to Curate Your Media-Library and Share Yourself in Ways That Are Empathetic and Meaningful (Virtual) NEW!
Nithila Peter, PhD, coach/
counsel for Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Sun., 6:30–8:00 pm, Oct. 16, 5 sessions
$100

Would you like to curate a media library, unique to your emotional spectrum?  An enriching collection that you can stream at home, so that you may continue your lifelong journey with developing emotional intelligence? This brief course for five evenings, is an introduction to the practice of curating a media library, that informs and enriches your experience of your emotional spectrum, and develops EI.  We will share our experience of selecting movies, books, lyrics of songs and museum visits, that guide a life long journey with EI. An essential feature of this practice, is the conscious development of intention to guide the selection of cultural experiences. You will learn ways to increase meaning, purpose, peace and trust in your journey with yourself and others, using media as meditative text. You will learn to see well-loved films in new ways.  You don’t have to know any of the films, you will practice with me, ways to set intention as you experience the media text.

 

Zoom Online Video Conference

118  G.I.F.T. – Gratitude, Inspiration, Freedom and Transformation (Virtual) NEW!
Betsy Davis, E-RYT 500, founder/co-owner and
principal teacher of Bhakti Barn Yoga in Millburn, New Jersey

Thurs., 6:30-8:30 pm, Nov. 10, 4 sessions (No class Nov. 24)
$160


Each week we will focus our practice on each of these four facets of the GIFT and utilize a few different tools to help us explore each of the above concepts. We will discuss what each topic is, how it works in our life and how to access it. We will use meditation and will be practicing Likhita Japa, the written mantra as a devotional practice. You will receive a new drawing every week to go with our theme.  After discussion you will be led through a vinyasa yoga practice which includes dharma talk, mantra, mudra, pranayama, meditation and asana. Between sessions you will work on your own daily journaling (a journal will be provided to you) which you may share only if you wish.

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119 Qi Healing/Medical Qi Gong Introductory
Workshop (In-Person), PHS
Dr. Janet Oussaty, certified teacher of the
Qi healer intensive course
T
ues., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 18, 1 session
     $40

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

Princeton High School, 151 Moore St. Princeton NJ 08540

120 Morning Meditation (virtual) NEW!
Linda Metcalfe, TAS instructor
Tues., 9:30-10:15 am, Oct. 4, 4 sessions
$46

This class will introduce you to the practice of meditation. Class will incorporate gentle flow yoga to prepare the mind for meditation.  Each week will focus on a theme for mediation which will help you develop from a beginner to an intermediate level of meditation.

Zoom Online Video Conference

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121 Meditation for Beginners (In-Person)
(Suzanne Patter Center)
Susanna DeRosa, T’ai Chi instructor in the
Princeton area since 1976
T
ues., 7:30–8:30 pm, Nov. 29, 2 sessions
$30

 

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.

NOTE: All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required. Class is held at Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St. Princeton. (Monument Hall). Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

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122A Detoxing the Past - Letting Go, Acceptance
and Moving Forward (Virtual) NEW!
Diane Lang, MA,
psycho-therapist, educator and author
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 13, 1 session
$40

Do you feel like you can’t move forward no matter how much you try? Do you feel like you’re carrying all your old past baggage with you into the present? Many of us get stuck in the past because of our need for certainty. Letting go of the past also means stepping into the unknown future. Its normal to fear the unknown but we don’t want to get stuck in the past and lose our potential for a bright future. In this workshop students will learn why we hold onto to the past, the consequences of holding on to the past and ways to let go of your past and move forward.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

122B  Negativity Detox- Shifting to Positive (Virtual) NEW!
Diane Lang, MA,
psychotherapist, educator and author
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Nov. 1, 1 session
$40

With so much negativity in the world, it's easy to get sucked into it but we do have control over our mindset and can shift from negative to positive. Learn ways to re-train your brain and live a more optimistic life. In this workshop you will learn why we get stuck in the negative loop, what we do have control over in our lives and how to become more positive- what tools we can use to become more positive even on a bad day.

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122C  Managing Stress and Anxiety During the
Holidays/Winter Months (Virtual ) NEW!

Diane Lang, MA,
psychotherapist, educator and author
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 pm, Dec. 8, 1 session
$40

This workshop is designed to help create a balanced lifestyle by relieving stress and anxiety even during the holidays and winter months. Learn the signs of “Burnout” and the impact of stress and anxiety on your body. Students will learn how to manage during the winter months and ways to simplify your life. Learn realistic, simple techniques/tips that can help you feel less stressed, more balanced and optimistic even during the holidays and winter months and ways to feel more empowered, motivated and healthier.

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 Missy Oleaga, LMT energy and certified acupressure instructor. Each class will teach powerful methods to improve your health and well-being in body, mind, emotions and spirit.

124 Acupressure for Anyone Self-Care Series (Virtual)
Section A: Tues., 6:00-7:00 pm, Oct. 4, 1 session $30
Emotional Stress Release & Muscle Relaxation
treats anxiety, stiff neck and stress

Section B: Tues., 7:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 4, 1 session $30
Abdominal & Harmony Release treats appetite
abnormalities, chronic gastritis circulation to and
from feet and overall balance
Section C: Thurs., 6:00 pm-7:00 pm, Oct. 6, 1 session $30
Release for sciatica, insomnia, plantar fasciitis to ease these issues.
Section D: Thurs., 7:30 pm-9:00 pm, Oct. 6, 1 session $35
Seva Stress Release Formula created after 911 to treat shock and
stress continues to be useful for our lives.

Section E: Wed., 6:00-7:00 pm, Oct. 12, 1 session $30
Respiratory Release treats chest congestion, vertigo, bronchitis
Section F: Wed., 7:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 1 session $30
Sinus/Ear Release treats allergies, blood pressure, ear and sinus
issues, colds, coughing, dizziness, stuffy nose and blurred vision.

Section G: Tues., 6:00-7:00 pm, Oct. 18, 1 session $30
Headache, Neck and Back Formulas will help with
these common but irksome problems.

Section H:  Tues., 7:30–8:30 pm, Oct. 18, 1 session $30
Chakra Balancing and Deep Relaxation Formula will work with the
Central Channel Release that helps to balance the
nervous system and whole being.

Section A: Wed., 6:30–7:30 pm, March 16, one session $30
Self-care acupressure and massage work to balance your mind, body and emotions.
Section B: Thurs., 9:00 am–10:30 am, March 24, 1 session $35
Learn an effective release for sciatica, plantar fasciitis, fear and insomnia.
Section C: Thurs., 11:00 am–12:30 pm, March 24, 1 session $35
Boost Your Immune System. Helps treat hypo and hyper energetic conditions, insomnia, bronchitis, earache and colds.
Section D: Thurs., 2:00-3:30 pm, March 24, 1 session $35
Releases for headaches, neck and back.
Section E: Wed., 6:00-7:30 pm, March 23, 1 session $35
The Central Channel with Deep Relaxation Releases. Learn about the energy system within your central core and how we balance it for relief of nervous system disorders, tight shoulders, spiritual
alignment, arthritis pain. It has been known to help with appetite problems and flu and virus symptoms. You will also enjoy the deep relaxation release.

Zoom Online Video Conference

123 Timeless Happiness: Design Your Next Chapter to
Flourish in Retirement (Virtual) NEW!
Lisa Kramer PCC, founder and president of Leading with Intention
Mon., 6:30–8:00, Oct. 10, 5 sessions
$95

When you think of retirement, do you feel overwhelmed with the uncertainty of this next phase of your life? You are not alone! Many people worry that they won’t find meaning, satisfaction and enjoyment in their lives after retiring from what they have known for so long. This class will help you to intentionally design the next chapter of your life, including the key areas of relationships, finances, health and well-being, community and work. Through self-discovery exercises and group support, you will discover what a happier retirement means for you.

Zoom Online Video Conference

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Reiki

125 Reiki I Certification (In-Person) (see note for location)
Missy Oleaga, LMT energy and
certified acupressure instructor

Sat., 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Oct. 8, 1 session
$160

 

In this class you will learn the history of Reiki, its principles, how to use it for everyday health and living for yourself and others. You will receive two attunements to Reiki energy.

NOTE: All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required. Class is held at Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St. Princeton. (Monument Hall). Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

126 Reiki II Certification (In-Person) (see note for location)
Missy Oleaga, LMT energy and
certified acupressure instructor

Sun., 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Oct. 9, 1 session
$160

 

Reiki II offers a deepening of the basics using symbols for emotional and mental balancing and distance healing. Student must show proof of completion of Reiki I. There is a $20 book fee payable to the instructor at class.

 

 

NOTE: All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required. Class is held at Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St. Princeton. (Monument Hall). Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

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127A General Spanda® Yoga Class (In-Person)(see note for location)
Jaime Stover Schmitt, Ed.D.,
C.M.A. ERYT 500, C-IAYT, yoga instructor
Tues., 7:30–9:00 pm, Oct. 11, 9 sessions
$140

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.

 

NOTE: You’ll want to have a yoga mat, folding blanket, and a tennis or small yoga ball. All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required. This class is held at Poor Farm Road. The building is accessed from Bunn Dr. or Poor Farm Rd.

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127B Yoga for Back Care (In-Person) (see note for location)
Jaime Stover Schmitt, Ed.D.,
C.M.A. ERYT 500, C-IAYT, yoga instructor
Tues., 5:45–7:15 pm, Oct. 11, 9 sessions
$140

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.

NOTE: You’ll want to have a yoga mat, folding blanket, and a tennis or small yoga ball. All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required. This class is held at Poor Farm Road. The building is accessed from Bunn Dr. or Poor Farm Rd.

128 Chair Yoga with Guided
Meditation (Virtual)
Shirin Stave-Matias, teacher of dance and
instructor of chair yoga
Wed., 2:00–3:00 pm, Oct. 5, 6 sessions
$80

This course will lead you through simple but effective chair yoga classes, complete with guided meditation. Practicing in the comfort of your own home, students will learn postures that help with: strength, flexibility, proper alignment for building better posture and asanas that provide release from tensions that work their way into various parts of the body. Postures will be done seated and standing, using modifications when needed to facilitate ease and promote a practice that works for each individual person. Please use a sturdy armless chair & enjoy moving. Guided Meditation will be integrated to help in clearing one’s mind, ultimately leaving students relaxed, refreshed & feeling good.

NOTE: Wear loose comfortable clothing. Students should have a scarf to learn specific postures for relieving shoulder/neck tension.

Zoom Online Video Conference

129 Your Better Balance (In-Person)
(see note for location) NEW!

Deb Kurilla, certified yoga, meditation and
therapeutic yoga instructor since 1999

Mon., 6:15-7:15 pm, Oct. 3, 7 sessions
$95

Improve your understanding and experience of better balance, posture and poise over seven weeks of in-person classes and take-home assignments.  Together we will work with five main principles: the concept of root and rise; how to find your center of gravity; what to strengthen and stretch; your optimal posture and the importance of breathing properly and being mindful. Participants should bring a yoga mat.

NOTE: All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required. Class is held at Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St. Princeton. (Monument Hall). Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

130 Stretching for Health & Energy (Virtual) NEW!
Bruce Costa, founder and chief instructor for
Granite Forest Dojo in Perkasie, PA

Wed., 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 28, 1 session
$30


Whether we spend our days in vigorous physical work or lead a sedentary life, all of us have the same bones, tendons, ligaments and musculature. Few people realize how important stretching is to the proper care of these parts of our bodies. Stretching increases blood flow, reduces strains and injuries, and boosts our energy level. Join us for this one-hour class and experience a thorough, whole-body rejuvenating stretch. You’ll also receive detailed instructions on how to continue beneficial stretch routines on your own — for when you’re feeling stiff and only have a few minutes to spare, or for when you have more time to spend on enriching self-care. Participants should wear comfortable athletic clothes, be in bare feet, have a belt or yoga strap, and a large book or yoga block for stability.

Zoom Online Video Conference

131 Sustainable Weight Loss (Virtual)
Asia Parkar, nutritionist and health coach,
www.balancedheathlyliving.com
Tues., 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 17, 1 session
$30
 

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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132 Healthy Gut, Healthy You (Virtual) NEW!
Asia Parkar, nutritionist and health coach,
www.balancedheathlyliving.com

Thurs., 6:30-7:30 pm, Dec. 1, 1 session
$30

In this workshop, you will learn about gut health and its relationship to overall health and wellbeing. We will explore common symptoms of poor gut health and review simple approaches for improvement through nutrition and lifestyle tweaks.

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133 Feldenkrais®: Awareness Through
Movement® (Virtual)
Barbara Zera Abramson, guild certified
Feldenkrais practitioner (CM)
Wed., 7:00–8:00 pm, Oct. 19, 4 sessions
$55

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, balance and vitality by discovering and updating habits that no longer serve you. You will need a chair with a firm seat and no arms, and a mat or blanket for lying on the floor. No fitness level is required.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

134 Gentle Pilates (In-Person)
Beth Martinetti, internationally certified
Pilates instructor
Wed., 11:00–11:55 am, Oct. 12, 8 sessions
$160

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.

NOTE: Classes will be held at the Peaceful Pilates Studio, 378 Route 518 Suite 1a, Skillman NJ 08558. 609-203–2211. Info@peacefulpilatesstudio.com. All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

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135 T’ai Chi Ch’uan (In-Person) (see note for location)
Susanna de Rosa, T’ai Chi
Instructor in the Princeton area since 1976
Tues., 6:00–7:30 pm, Oct. 11, 8 sessions
(No class Nov. 8)
$155

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.

NOTE: You’ll want to have a yoga mat, folding blanket, and a tennis or small yoga ball. All students are required to show their vaccine card and fill out a Covid-19 waiver form one time at the beginning of the first class that they attend. This is required by Suzanne Patterson Center. If a student provides a medical or religious exemption, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class or a negative antigen test taken on the same day is required. Class is held at Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St. Princeton. (Monument Hall). Enter from Stockton Street to parking lot.

136A “Group” Personal Training (Virtual)
Certified Personal Trainer and
Corrective Exercise Specialist, Kevin Walsh
Wed., 6:00–7:00 pm, Oct. 12, 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.

Zoom Online Video Conference

136B Stretching for Flexibility and Pain
Management (Virtual)
Certified Personal Trainer and
Corrective Exercise Specialist, Kevin Walsh
Sat., 9:00–9:45 am, Oct. 15, 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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137      Introduction to Soccer (see note for location) NEW!
Christopher Dailey, owner of Match Ready Soccer
and a former soccer official and player
Sat., 9:00-10:00 am, Sept. 10, 8 sessions
$120

Have you ever wanted to learn to play soccer or have the chance to re-engage with this wonderful sport after playing it as a child? This program, appropriate for active men and women, will offer a good cardio workout while providing an understanding and fun environment in which to learn the rules and subtleties of the game. No experience is required. Bring a water bottle, a soccer ball if you have one, and a spirit of adventure.

NOTE: Students should meet at West Property Fields, West Property Drive, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

 

138 Sunday Morning Forest Therapy Walks
(In-Person)
Aaron Schomburg, certified forest therapy guide
Section A: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 2, 1 session     
Section B: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 16, 1 session
Section C: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 30, 1 session
Section D: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Nov. 13, 1 session
$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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139 Architectural Walking Tour of
Princeton University (In-Person)   NEW!
Harold Kuskin, experienced tour guide with
The Historical Society of Princeton
Wed., 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, 2 sessions,
rain date Wed., Oct. 19
$45

Princeton University’s first buildings were constructed in 1756; today there are more than two hundred. This two-part walking tour will explore the phenomenal architecture on campus, including Georgian-style Nassau Hall, collegiate gothic marvels, and extraordinary contemporary designs, including the Frank Gehry-designed Lewis Library, the Stadium, the Icahn Laboratory, and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute/Psychology facility.

 

NOTE: Students will receive an email with meeting place instructors about a week prior to the start of the first tour.  

 

137      Introduction to Soccer (see note for location) NEW!
Christopher Dailey, owner of Match Ready Soccer
and a former soccer official and player
Sat., 9:00-10:00 am, Sept. 10, 8 sessions
$120

Have you ever wanted to learn to play soccer or have the chance to re-engage with this wonderful sport after playing it as a child? This program, appropriate for active men and women, will offer a good cardio workout while providing an understanding and fun environment in which to learn the rules and subtleties of the game. No experience is required. Bring a water bottle, a soccer ball if you have one, and a spirit of adventure.

NOTE: Students should meet at West Property Fields, West Property Drive, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

 

138 Sunday Morning Forest Therapy Walks
(In-Person)
Aaron Schomburg, certified forest therapy guide
Section A: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 2, 1 session     
Section B: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 16, 1 session
Section C: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Oct. 30, 1 session
Section D: Sun., 9:00–11:45 am, Nov. 13, 1 session
$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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139 Architectural Walking Tour of
Princeton University (In-Person)   NEW!
Harold Kuskin, experienced tour guide with
The Historical Society of Princeton
Wed., 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, 2 sessions,
rain date Wed., Oct. 19
$45

Princeton University’s first buildings were constructed in 1756; today there are more than two hundred. This two-part walking tour will explore the phenomenal architecture on campus, including Georgian-style Nassau Hall, collegiate gothic marvels, and extraordinary contemporary designs, including the Frank Gehry-designed Lewis Library, the Stadium, the Icahn Laboratory, and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute/Psychology facility.

 

NOTE: Students will receive an email with meeting place instructors about a week prior to the start of the first tour.  

 

136 Knowing the Natural World
(Virtual and field trips)
Jim Amon, naturalist and photographer $115
Wed., 7:00–8:30 pm, April 6, virtual class via Zoom
Sat., 9:30 am, April 9, Sourland Ecosystem Preserve
Sat., 9:30 am, April 16, Cedar Ridge Preserve
Sat., 9:30 am, April 23, St. Michael’s Farm Preserve

 

This class will help you feel at home in the natural world by understanding more about the dynamics of a landscape and the individual trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. Learning the processes that govern forests and fields will lead to a sense of being in an environment that feels like home. While we are in the field you can take photographs and receive tips from award-winning photographer Jim Amon.

NOTE: All students are required to follow safety precautions as mandated by the NJ Department of Health.

The instructor will discuss meeting plans for field trips at the zoom/virtual class.

137 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, March 17, April 14, 28,
3 sessions (Virtual classes)
Field Trips Only $125
Field Trips: Sat., March 19, April 16, April 30, 3 sessions

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 137A to register for field trips only).

Zoom online video conference and field trips

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138 Spring Wildflowers Field Trips (In-Person)
Elizabeth Horn has studied wildflowers in many parts
of New Jersey
Section A: Field Trips: Sat., 10:00 am–12:30 pm, April 9, 23,
May 7, 14, 4 sessions
Section B: Field Trips: Sun., 2:00-4:30 pm, April 10, 24,
May 8, 15, 4 sessions
$120

This course on locating and identifying wildflowers will take place in the field, where we will discuss adaptations and specializations of flower forms. A description of field guides will be sent to students prior to the first meeting. Field trips of approximately 2 1/2 hours will introduce students to such local preserve areas as the Herrontown Woods, the Institute Woods, the Watershed Institute and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Mask wearing and social distancing as required by the NJ Dept. of Health will be followed. The instructor will provide information of the meeting place via email.

The instructor will email the students instructions for meeting place prior to the first class.

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.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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!

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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.

Virtual - Zoom Online Video Conference

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