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Chinese Cooking


with Yan Li

Calendar Mar 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Chinese Cooking will explore the techniques of stir frying and steaming. Everyone will learn how to make homemade Wontons, Eggrolls, Crab Rangoon, and other popular dishes.  Each class will end the evening with everyone having dinner together to enjoy all dishes prepared by the class. The instructor, Yan Li, has been teaching this class for the past five years.

(An additional supply fee of $40.00 is required the first class)


Full Course

Digital Pictures-Editing & Organizing


with Bob Levin

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

You have an understanding of your digital camera and you are ready to take the next step. This course is ideal for the entry - level user or hobbyist who wants to learn the basic of editing and retouching. Discussion of various software package (Photoshop, Lightroom, etc). Various projects will include eliminating unwanted elements, using layers, color correction, saving for print and web, resizing and much more.

Dog Obedience: Advanced


with Carolyn Bancroft

Calendar Mar 21, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class supports dogs and their owners who want to take their training to the next level.  

-Immunization records required.  Carolyn recommends signing up for the Beginner class if you aren't sure.  She will evaluate that class and advance the dog to the next level if it is appropriate. 

Dog Obedience: Beginning


with Carolyn Bancroft

Calendar Mar 21, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Do you have a puppy or dog that is sometimes a little naughty?  Perhaps they just haven't learned yet.  This class is just what you need.   Carolyn is a master teacher helping the handlers learn how to manage their pet and in turn helping the pet behave in a way acceptable to it's owner. 

-A leash and immunization records are required.

Intro To Pastel Painting


with Elizabeth Keefe

Calendar Mar 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Pastel is one of the most misunderstood of all media. Often confused with chalk, which is limestone and dye, pastel is actually dry powdered pigment molded into a crayon shape with binding solution. Pastel is as close as an artist can come to painting with pure color!  In a series of four friendly classes you will be introduced to the materials you need to get started and the many ways of using this exciting and beautiful medium. The first class we will discussing supplies you will need and preparing surfaces for you to be painting on in your next class.

Italian Travel and Language
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Italian Travel and Language


with Lorraine LoRusso

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

We will explore Italy through food, language, art and locations. We will savor the language. Want to know how to ask for a bottled water? Where the train station is? Learn the basics to help you get around on your travels throughout Italy. 

How to enjoy the best pizza in Naples or Rome? What are the best art galleries in Florence? How to order a coffee. (There's a secret to it.)

Watch short film clips of ancient ruins and discuss the rich history. Explore Rome's strada di cibi--street foods. Learn how to navigate the train station. What are the highlights of Northern Italy? How does Southern Italy compare? Find out the historical influences of the Spanish, Greeks and French.

Do you have Italian roots? We can discuss ways to find your ancestors.




with Bob Levin

Calendar Mar 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Taking your photo processing to the next level.

Lightroom/Photoshop is one of the premiere photo editing software available. Topics will include: Creating a Catalog, Organizing, Folders, Collections, Editing workflow, round tripping to Photoshop, Exporting Images for printing, Facebook, Instagram. This course is a lecture / demonstration course. If student has a laptop with software installed they are welcome to bring it and follow along.

Line Dancing


with George Maloof

Calendar Mar 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Join George in Line Dancing.   This class is fun, offers exercise, and is a great excuse to get out of the house!  It doesn't matter if you are new to line dancing or have experience, George will make it a lot of fun!

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