Special Interest Classes


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No. 415 iVAMONOS! SURVIVAL SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (HS RM C321)

Thursdays, September 26th

6:30-8:00 pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Maria Mombille

R $85; NR $90; GC $80

Immerse yourself into the vibrant Spanish-speaking world and cultures in this fun and interactive class! Start using Spanish to navigate through daily life scenarios when traveling or working. We’ll practice basic survival language and comprehension using simple conversational patterns and phrases. Small textbook will be suggested on first class. It is not included in the cost but can be found at local book stores or online.


No. 103 DECODING FACIAL EXPRESSIONS (HS RM C308)

DATE: Monday, September 16th

7:00 - 8:00 pm (1-night)

Instructor: Lauren Tan

R $15; NR $17; GC $12

Have you ever wondered what certain facial expressions mean? Facial expressions can reveal the hidden emotions that people may not be verbally telling you. In this class, Lauren will teach you the universal facial expressions, the hidden emotions behind them, and what to do if you see these facial expressions. There will also be opportunities to practice decoding facial expressions in this class.

Lauren Tan, M.Ed., is a Certified Body Language Consultant (www.bodycipherpro.com). Her educational background includes psychology, counseling, body language, and lie detection. She loves teaching people how to interact and seeing them use those skills to reach their personal and professional goals.


No. 110 DECODING FACIAL EXPRESSIONS (HS RM C308)

DATE: Monday, September 30th

7:00 - 8:00 pm (1-night)

Instructor: Lauren Tan

R $15; NR $17; GC $12

Have you ever wondered what certain facial expressions mean? Facial expressions can reveal the hidden emotions that people may not be verbally telling you. In this class, Lauren will teach you the universal facial expressions, the hidden emotions behind them, and what to do if you see these facial expressions. There will also be opportunities to practice decoding facial expressions in this class.

Lauren Tan, M.Ed., is a Certified Body Language Consultant (www.bodycipherpro.com). Her educational background includes psychology, counseling, body language, and lie detection. She loves teaching people how to interact and seeing them use those skills to reach their personal and professional goals


No. 217 THE ART OF STORY TELLING (HS RM C321)

DATE: Tuesdays, September 17th

7:00 - 8:30 pm (5-weeks)

Instructor: Kaycee Sewchok

R $30; NR $35; GC $25

What makes a good story? This course will explore the art of oral storytelling. It will provide a variety of storytelling techniques utilizing different writing exercises, storytelling styles and active speaking exercises to enhance the understanding and delivery of telling stories. It is not about how to fabricate a story, but rather how to structure your ideas into a compelling story and present them as an enticing public speaker.


No. 113 UNDERSTANDING SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE (HS RM C-301)

Mondays, October 15th

7:00-9:00 pm (5-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Barbara A. Veazey, R.N.

R $32; NR $36; GC $28

This series begins by looking at Social Security and ends with a discussion on how to select a care facility. Along the way, the following topics are covered: Medicare, Medicare supplements, Advantage, Drug and Travel Insurance Plans, low income programs, Health Care Reform, your legal documents, Adult Day Care, Hospice and Palliative services, and Long Term Care Insurance. You will leave with a binder of helpful information to assist in making health care decisions in your future. (No sales)


No. 408 ZUMBA (HS RM D106)

Thursdays, September 26th

6:00-7:00 pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Rodgers

R $45; NR $50; GC $40

No classes: 11/28

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements. It is a cardio-based workout with components of resistance/sculpting training to tone the entire body. No prior dance training is needed, and moves can be modified for all levels. The music creates a fun atmosphere, and people always comment how happy they feel after class.

Catherine Rodgers is licensed to teach Zumba and Zumba Gold, and has been an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor since 2018. She holds a B.A. in Dance (Ballet) from Point Park University and has danced professionally in Los Angeles as a member and soloist with Katja Biesanz Dance Theatre. She has taught ballet and modern dance in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Mattersey, England, and has been teaching Zumba since 2017.


No. 108 NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD EM-THE BASICS (HS RM C316)

Mondays, September 16th

6:15-7:30 pm (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Finberg

R $38; NR $42; GC $33

From basic NLH rules to when and why to fold, bet, call, raise or shove ALL-IN. Learn a simple but effective tournament strategy. No NLH experience required.


No. 109 ADVANCED NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD EM (HS RM C316)

Mondays, September 16th

7:45-9:00 pm (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Finberg

R $38; NR $42; GC $33

Emphasis on tournament play. Building your stack. Ideal bet sizing. Exploiting your opponents’ play. Final table play. For players with NLH tournament experience. Can be taken with beginning NLH class.


No. 312 Make a Memory T-Shirt Quilt (HS RM C318)

Wednesday, September 18th

6:00-9:00 pm (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Pam Bice

R $72; NR $76; GC $68

Gather those T-shirts and finally create that quilt you have been planning to make for years. Together, we will design, prepare, assemble, quilt and bind your shirts into a quilt that will preserve your special memories. Tee Shirt quilts make wonderful graduation gifts! In this class, you will get general information on quilting, as well as plan and design the quilt. You will have to bring in T-shirts and other supplies will vary based upon the design and size of the quilt. After we finalize your custom design, you will assemble the quilt, work with ¼” seams, do sashing and borders and quilting and binding.


No. 411 FALL SCRAPBOOKING (HS RM C320)

DATE: Thursdays, September 26th

7:00 - 9:00 pm (6-weeks)

Instructor: Victoria Collier

R $45; NR $50; GC $41

Enjoy learning and developing scrapbooking techniques in order to create scrapbook pages. You will be able to take your cherished pictures and create a pictorial history preserving your memories for future generations. No experience needed. Participants will be contacted before the first class and asked to bring in theme related scrapbooking materials each week. Scissors, glue, tape, markers, etc will be provided.


No. 412 BUDDHISM: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BASIC BELIEFS AND PRACTICES (HS RM C303)

Thursdays, September 26th

7:00-8:30 pm (5-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Judith Amtzis

R $40; NR $45; GC $35

In the more than 2500 years since Shakyamuni Buddha began teaching throughout northern India, his philosophy and the practices it spawned have traveled all over the world, most recently reaching Europe and the Americas. While many forms of Buddhism have developed over the millennia, the fundamental teachings and practices -- such as the Four Truths of the Noble Ones, expanding loving-kindness and compassion, and mind training -- remain the same. These will be the main topics of the course. Questions will be especially welcomed, and the class will be as interactive as possible.

Judith Amtzis, lived and worked for many years in Nepal and India, where she had the good fortune to study with several of the most highly regarded and influential Buddhist teachers of the 20th century. She taught at the Cornell Nepal Study Program and the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Institute, both located in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has translated and edited many books and teachings on Buddhist topics.


No. 314 ITALIAN BEGINNING (HS RM C321)

Wednesdays, September 18th

6:30-9:00 pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Lino Amatangelo

R $85; NR $90; GC $80

This class will be a guide to mastering the fundamentals of the Italian language and an understanding of the people's culture--All the while having fun with doing so.


No. 114 ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE (HS RM C321)

Mondays, September 16th

6:30-9:00 pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Lino Amatangelo

R $85; NR $90; GC $80

This will be a conversational class with forays into Italian history, culture and travel. An emphasis will be placed on enjoying the experience and speaking Italian. Perfection not expected. (We will also explore and elaborate on personal interests and requirements).


No. 410 BALLROOM BEGINNING (HS RM D-204)

Thursdays, September 26th

7:00-9:00 pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Sanders

R $70; N $75; GC $65

Tired of not knowing what to do on the dance floor? Stop jumping around and learn to dance. This course is an introduction to the social side of ballroom dance. Students will learn the basic patterns and proper techniques in a fun and easy going atmosphere while developing self-confidence on the dance floor. The class will cover the most commonly used dances: foxtrot, swing, cha-cha, waltz and others. Let’s dance.


No. 213 STRESS AND BURNOUT (HS RM C308)

DATE: Tuesday, September 17th

7:30-9:00 pm (1-night)

R $10; NR-$12; GC $8

Instructor: Laura Crooks, RN, certified wellness coach

Have you lost your enthusiasm for work? Do you feel angry, cynical or drained? Rates of both stress and burnout are rising. Both can be detrimental. Would you like to learn some simple strategies for preventing and managing burnout and stress?


No. 117 BEGINNING BRIDGE (HS Library, 3rd Level)

Mondays, September 16th

7:00-9:00 pm (10-Weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Don Averbach (Limit 16)

R $60; NR $65; GC $55

Bridge for the beginner. This is for those people desiring to learn this fascinating game. No experience necessary.


No. 414 INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE (HS Library, 3rd Level)

Thursdays, September 26th

7:00-9:00 pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Don Averbach (Limit 16)

R $60; NR $65; GC $55

No Classes: 11/28

This class will help you refine and develop your bridge playing skills. It is for players who already have experience with the game.