Special Interest Classes


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No. 403 SPRING SCRAPBOOKING (HSRM C320)

DATE: Thursdays, April 25th

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. 404 HOW to SAVE and PAY for COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE (HS RM C-304)

Thursday, March 28th

7:00-9:00 pm (1-Night)

INSTRUCTOR: Gregory A. Phillips

R $15; NR $20; GC $10

This college funding workshop will benefit parents with children of any age. Learn the six steps to maximize college funding, the four ways to pay for college, how college financial aid works, ten options to save for college with their pros and cons, four costliest mistakes parents make, and budget strategies to pay the least amount possible for college bills.


No. 104 HUMAN LIE DETECTION (HS RM C308)

DATE: Monday, April 29th

7:00 - 8:30 pm (1-night)

Instructor: Lauren Tan

R $15; NR $17; GC $12

Have you ever wanted to learn how to detect lies? In this class, Lauren will teach you the 7 steps of human lie detection, including how to baseline, as well as several cues to look for. It is recommended that you bring a pen/pencil and paper to take notes, if you wish. There will be opportunities to practice during this class.

**Special note: Lie detection is a serious science. Research shows that when you only dabble in lie detection, you will actually lower your accuracy in your ability to detect lies. This class is best suited for people who are serious about improving their lie detection skills.

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


No. 105 HUMAN LIE DETECTION (HS RM C308)

DATE: Monday, May 13th

7:00 - 8:30 pm (1-night)

Instructor: Lauren Tan

R $15; NR $17; GC $12

Have you ever wanted to learn how to detect lies? In this class, Lauren will teach you the 7 steps of human lie detection, including how to baseline, as well as several cues to look for. It is recommended that you bring a pen/pencil and paper to take notes, if you wish. There will be opportunities to practice during this class.

**Special note: Lie detection is a serious science. Research shows that when you only dabble in lie detection, you will actually lower your accuracy in your ability to detect lies. This class is best suited for people who are serious about improving their lie detection skills.

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


No. 205 PREPARING YOUR ESTATE PLAN (HS RM C302)

DATE: Tuesdays, April 16th

6:30-8:00 pm (1-night)

INSTRUCTOR: Nolan Patouillet

R $12; NR; $15; GC $10

This workshop will teach participants the basics of estate planning. You will learn ways to make things easier on heirs and future generations by understanding what planning should be done now. Topics include account registration, beneficiary designation, wills, trusts, tax information, life insurance, and "Transfer on Death" agreements. A Financial Advisor and Estate Planning Attorney will provide instruction and be available to answer questions after the sessions as well.


No. 106 COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT (FROM SOCIAL SECURITY TO MEDICARE) (HS RM C302)

DATE: Mondays, May 6th

6:30-8:00 pm (4-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Nolan Patouillet

R $28; NR; $30; GC $26

No Class: 5/27

This workshop will help participants understand how to work their plan for retirement. We will discuss the considerations/tradeoffs when developing a withdrawal strategy‑ working longer, spending less and delaying social security. We will review ways to maximize Social Security benefit amounts for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment and need. This course is perfect for those investors who are approaching retirement or who have just recently retired.


No. 206 ADDRESSING ANXIETY (HS RM C301)

Tuesdays, April 16th

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

INSTRUCTOR: Dennis McAteer

R $50; NR $55; GC $45

Serenity‑the antidote to minimizing our daily anxieties‑ is achievable through meditation, cognitive self‑analysis, and perceptual approaches. The resulting state of presence to our world will become more comforting and rewarding. The techniques include music, sensory deprivation, and the study of cognitive counseling modalities.


No. 107 ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE (HS RM C321)

Mondays, April 15th

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

INSTRUCTOR: Limo Amatangelo

R $55; NR $60; GC $50

No Class: 4/22, 5/27

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. 304 BEGINNING ITALIAN (HS RM C321)

Wednesday, April 24th

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

INSTRUCTOR: Limo Amatangelo

R $55; NR $60; GC $50

A guide to mastering fundamentals of the Italian language and understanding people's culture.


No. 404 iVAMONOS! SURVIVAL SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (HS RM C321)

Thursdays, April 25th

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

INSTRUCTOR: Maria Mombille

R $55; NR $60; GC $50

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. 405 CRITICAL THINKING (HS RM C308)

Thursday, April 25th

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

INSTRUCTOR: Donna Giordani

R $47; NR $51; GC $42

“Critical Thinking” is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, and parent. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, so you can identify your weaknesses and overcome them. “Critical Thinking” will help you to solve problems more effectively, recognize pathological thinking, and avoid being manipulated. It will give you the confidence to ring the right path and take it.


No. 108 AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT (HS RM C301)

Mondays, April 29th

6:30-8:30 pm (4-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Dr. Debbie Pakler

R $32; NR $37; GC $29

Have you ever wondered if you have psychic abilities? This 4-week class provides a fun and positive learning environment which will support you in understanding your natural gifts and enable the development of your psychic and intuitive skills. Each week we will use different approaches to determine your psychic capabilities. There will be discussions and hands-on practice that will allow you to explore and immediately begin to use your psychic talents.


No. 305 INTUITION IN EVERYDAY LIFE (HS RM C301)

Wednesdays, May 1st

6:30-8:30 pm (4-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Dr. Debbie Pakler

R $32; NR $37; GC $29

Research has proven that greater outcomes appear in any field of work as well as in most life situations with the use of our intuition. Today it is common for well-known, highly successful business leaders to acknowledge using this in their decision-making processes. Rather than just a random hunch that can’t be trusted, they have learned that using their intuition allows them to recognize patterns and other subtle cues that provide more exact conclusions, beneficial choices, and ultimately greater outcomes.

You may ask, “How can I do this?” This workshop is intended to help answer that very question. In it we will cover some of the most current information, complete exercises, and employ proven methods to recognize, strengthen and apply intuition to your own life.

Rev. Dr. Debbie Pakler, professional Psychic Medium is the owner of Blooming Spirit Enterprises with her office in Edgewood (Regent Square), PA. She has done thousands of readings and presented dozens of workshops on metaphysical topics over the last 25 years. Dr. Debbie has also held positions as a teacher, school counselor, college administrator, psychotherapist in mental health/addictions treatment, and training manager. Recently, she was honored by receiving the ‘Best in Pittsburgh Award for 2018 – Psychic Medium.” She has been certified through The Arthur Ford International School of Mediumship at Delphi University. Additionally, Dr. Debbie received training at the Arthur Findlay College in London, England and in Lily Dale, N.Y. Debbie teaches psychic development courses regularly at the Community College of Allegheny County. She has published on award-winning book, The Grief Revolution, which combines traditional psychotherapy with mediumship.


No. 406 BALLROOM BEGINNING (HS RM D204)

Thursdays, April 25th

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

INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Sanders

R $42; N $45; GC $39

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.


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