Chelmsford Community Education
Evening Courses

EVENING CLASSES

ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Attention no classes: 1/20, 2/17, 4/15, 4/16, 4/21, 5/26

Refund Policy: All CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment. A 50% credit towards another CommEd class will be issued for withdrawals more than one week prior to the start of class. Credits expire one year from date of issue. NO refunds or credits will be made for withdrawals made less than one week prior to the start of class.

CHARCOAL & PASTEL ART STUDIO CLASS FOR ADULTS (Course #507)

$55, CommEd Room16, Mondays, 6:30–8:30 PM
5 weeks starting January 13
Using charcoal pencils/sticks and dry pastel sticks, you will produce a complete work of art using your own chosen subject to work on an 18" x 24" drawing pad. Bring in your choice of simple to complex still life, marine life, plant life, animal life or architectural structures to the first class. We will use the drawing methods of outline, contour, shading, blending, detailing and connectedness to achieve perspective and proportion; following the four canons of renaissance art (sfumato, cangiante, unione, chiaroscuro). Material list for Charcoal & Pastel Art Studio Class is available at the CommEd Center (approximate material cost $40.00). Instructor: Alma Bella-Solis

CHARCOAL & PASTEL ART STUDIO CLASS FOR ADULTS (Course #508)

$55, CommEd Room 16, Mondays, 6:30–8:30 PM
5 weeks starting April 7
See previous course description.

DRAWING I (Course #602)

$76, CHS Room 228, Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
10 weeks starting March 4
Learn the basics of drawing. See how form and shading make your pictures look realistic and three-dimensional. Students will be taught an exciting technique, using four basic shapes. From the shapes, at least two finished pictures will be created. Students will be responsible for supplies/materials, which will include turpenoid (clear not yellow), drawing pencils (2B, 4B and 6B), colored pencils (Berol, Prismacolor preferred—do not choose "Verithin"), 11x14 sketchpad (spiral bound is best, smooth surface) and erasers (kneaded rubber and hard rubber). This class is a great opportunity to explore and express your creative side! Instructor: Joan Turner

DRAWING II (Course #603)

$76, CHS Room 228, Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
10 weeks starting March 6
A must for students who have taken beginner drawing courses and want to further their drawing abilities. We will take our studies a step further by focusing not only on form and shape, but by also structuring and creating balanced compositions, and much more. Students will be responsible for supplies/materials, which will include turpenoid (clear not yellow), drawing pencils (2B, 4B and 6B), colored pencils (Berol, Prismacolor preferred—do not choose "Verithin"), 11"x14" sketchpad, spiral bound is best (smooth surface) and erasers (kneaded rubber and hard rubber). Come create an awesome evening for yourself! Instructor: Joan Turner

KNITTING (Course #509)

$70, CommEd Conf. Room 2, Mondays, 6:30–9:00 PM
6 weeks starting February 24 (ages 10+)
Would you like to learn how to knit? Do you know how to knit but would like to tackle a more challenging project or learn a new knitting skill? This class is open to anyone interested in knitting. Beginners will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off while knitting a small class project. Continuing knitters should either bring their own projects or the instructor will provide a project in class for the cost of the materials. Beginners should bring a ball of medium weight yarn number 4 (preferably wool) and size 6, 7 or 8 straight or circular knitting needles to class. Instructor: Dale Keothe

KNITTING (Course #510)

$70, CommEd Conf. Room 2, Mondays, 6:30–9:00 PM
6 weeks starting April 14 (ages 10+)
See previous course description.

SEWING (Course #609)

$135, CHS Room 109, Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30 PM
10 weeks starting March 11
This class is based on your own individual project. Our first class is held at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Westford, where you will be helped in choosing a pattern, fabric, and the notions you will need. In the following classes you will learn how to measure correctly, read, adjust and cut out a pattern, and, finally, put it all together. Please bring your own sewing machine to class. By using your own machine you will become more familiar with all that your machine can do. Instructor: Therese Quinn

PATCHWORK AND QUILTING (Course #606)

$96, CHS Faculty Dining Room, Tuesdays,
6:00–9:00 PM, 8 weeks starting March 4
This class will teach you the basics of patchwork and hand quilting. Curved piecing, applique and trapunto will be taught. During two of the classes, you will learn how to use rotary cutting and quick machine piecing to make quilts. Quilt block patterns corresponding to what is being taught in class will be handed out each week for those who wish to make a sampler quilt. Please bring your own sewing supplies and fabric to class. Instructor: Ruth Silk

NEEDLE FELTING A 12 INCH CHARACTER (Course #605) –NEW

$42, CHS Faculty Dining Room, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 PM
6 weeks starting April 3
Learn how to make a unique felted 12 inch character/doll of your own. Take the plunge and learn how to needle felt, an easy project for beginners and an added technique for those accomplished in wet felting. Using a felting needle makes it easy to sculpt pre-dyed merino wool and create a one of a kind character, delighting yourself, your family and friends! A $35 cost of materials fee will be collected by the instructor during the first class. Instructor: Nicol Wander

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL CLOTHES (Course #601)

$80, CHS Room 109, Thursdays, 6:00–9:00 PM
8 weeks starting March 6 (ages 10+)
During this class we will make a wardrobe for 18" dolls. We will make a different outfit each week, including a nightgown and robe, dress, winter coat and hat, raincoat and hat, jumper, blouse, skirt, pants, jogging suit and a Witch's costume for Halloween. You may purchase fabrics or use up your scraps as most clothes require ½ to 1 yard of fabric. Patterns will be provided. Please bring your own sewing machine to class. Instructor: Ruth Silk

INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN (Course #604)

$40, CHS Room 241, Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 PM
6 weeks starting March 25
Designing a room in your home? Learn the basic principles of Interior Design that can be applied to any room in your home. These principles include: how to create a floor plan with simple techniques, gaining knowledge of the color wheel and applying it to your personal space, choosing a color palette, furniture arrangement, flooring choices, how to shop for accessories, easy and functional window treatments, and how to make the most of what you have and incorporate it into your new room. Students should bring a notebook and pen or pencil. Instructor: Rosalyn Tavanis

PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE (Course #607


$105, CHS Room 234, Thursdays, 7:00–900 PM
8 weeks starting March 6
Do you wish your family photographs looked more polished? If so, then this class may be for you! Learn how to rid your pictures of dreaded "red eye." With just a few inexpensive or free tricks, your photos can turn from "ugh" to "wow." A basic understanding of taking pictures is required, as is a camera that can be set to take photos without the built-in flash. This class is intended for beginners to advanced amateurs. We will survey composition, lighting techniques and equipment, as well as the work of great portrait photographers. Assignments consist of experimentation with lighting and portrait techniques which can be done with your camera and simple items that are available at hardware stores and software that is free on the internet. Any camera that can be made to take photos without the built-in flash is acceptable, but a digital camera will make your assignments much easier—and cheaper! Obviously, the more capable the camera, the more you will be able to experiment. Free software, books and articles will be suggested to enhance your learning. Instructor: Adrien Bisson

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FINE ART (Course #608)

$105, CHS Room 255, Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
8 weeks starting March 6
This course will draw on classical masters (and a few modern ones) for inspiration. Using examples of artists such as Mondrian, Van Gogh, Matisse, Monet, Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O'Keeffe, Seurat and others, students will try to emulate their style and their composition to create photographic works of art. The class will consist of assignments in which we look at the work of a different artist each week, attempt to analyze what makes their work distinctive, and try to create photographs that emulate that artist's style, as painters do when they "copy" the work of master painters. You will want a USB travel (or "flash") drive to bring your work to class. Weekly assignments will be reviewed on our screen, with discussion and critique of the work. You are urged to bring a few of your favorite photos to the first class as a fun way to introduce yourself. Instructor: Robert Moll

THE NON-TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER (Course #610)

$105, CHS Room 255, Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
8 weeks starting March 4
If you think you have photographed everything there is to photograph, you may find that a change in your perspective will open doors to a flood of creativity! By changing your point of view, you can find new ways to make ordinary subjects spectacular and new ways to photograph things that might otherwise seem ordinary and mundane. This class will concentrate on structure and form in an attempt to point you in different directions, to use light and shadow for dramatic effect, to see composition and design rather than subject matter, and find new perspectives and alternate points of view in an attempt to give your photographs artistry and drama. You will want a USB travel (or "flash") drive to bring your work to class. Weekly assignments will be reviewed on our screen, with discussion and critique of the work. You are urged to bring a few of your favorite photos to the first class as a fun way to introduce yourself. Instructor: Robert Moll


ACADEMICS & LANGUAGES

Attention no classes: 1/20, 2/17, 4/15, 4/16, 4/21, 5/26

Refund Policy: All CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment. A 50% credit towards another CommEd class will be issued for withdrawals more than one week prior to the start of class. Credits expire one year from date of issue. NO refunds or credits will be made for withdrawals made less than one week prior to the start of class

BEGINNERS GERMAN—REVISED (Course #511)

$80, CommEd Room 17, Monday, 6:30–8:30 PM
8 weeks starting January 13 (ages 12+)
"Look and learn"—the quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday vocabulary in German! This course is ideal for someone interested in learning the basics of the German language, a language that has a long and rich history. We will be using the German-English Visual Bilingual Dictionary by DK to visually and verbally connect the German language to our own. Common greetings and questions asked in everyday life will be discussed. Handouts will be provided. Instructor: Barbara Danowski

ADVANCED GERMAN (Course #512) –NEW

$80, CommEd Room 16, Wednesday, 6:30–8:30 PM
8 weeks starting January 15 (ages 12+)
Advanced German is a great course for individuals who have taken the German – Beginner course or have experience with the German language. This course will focus on grammar, tenses, and writing. Instructor: Barbara Danowski

SAT PREPARATION—MATH (Course #611)

$85, CHS Room 239, Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
7 weeks starting March 13 (No class April 24)
This class prepares students for the SAT Math test. It is designed to reduce anxiety and increase test scores. Please bring a pencil, pen and calculator to class. Class limit is 18. Instructor: Sheldon Bishov

SAT PREPARATION—VERBAL (Course #612)

$85, CHS Room 214, Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM
7 weeks starting March 11
This course prepares students for the SAT Verbal test by analyzing the types of SAT verbal questions and developing test-taking strategies. You will increase your vocabulary through direct study, word analysis and by practicing test taking through extensive use of SAT tests. Please bring a pencil and pen to class. Class limit is 18. Instructor: Ben Berube

Combined tuition for both Math and Verbal SATs is $160.


BUSINESS, FINANCE & INVESTMENTS

Attention no classes: 1/20, 2/17, 4/15, 4/16, 4/21, 5/26

Refund Policy: All CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment. A 50% credit towards another CommEd class will be issued for withdrawals more than one week prior to the start of class. Credits expire one year from date of issue. NO refunds or credits will be made for withdrawals made less than one week prior to the start of class

PUBLISH YOUR BOOK (Course #514)

$30, CommEd Room 15, Monday, 6:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on February 10
Are you a writer? Do you have a manuscript that you would love to publish? Did you know that many great writers got started by self-publishing? Don't miss this opportunity to self-publish and market your book. Today's book publishing technology has evolved to more than printed material sold in a bookstore. Authors now produce books that are printed online and in audio. The final step is submitting content for film! Books are found everywhere – in bookstores, tablet computers and cell phones. Learn how to put written content in print, online and in audio. Discover how book publishing has evolved and learn the free online tools that make publishing easy. Become a marketing expert and use the media to your advantage. Make your book project a success, allowing submission for a film deal. Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil to class. Instructor: David Ewen

PROFIT BY CREATING WEBSITES AND MOBILE APPS (Course #614) –NEW

$30, CHS Room 322, Tuesday, 6:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on March 25
Make money by creating websites, Facebook pages, and mobile apps. Discover the best methods for Search Engine Optimization, choosing meta-tags, visual design fundamentals, effective content design using script modules and e-commerce to make compelling websites. Create the most interactive website and mobile apps using video, audio, blogs and social media. Save money by using many free tools available. Be effective in growing your business by demonstrating success to your clients and their users and maximize your potential. Instructor: David Ewen

MONEY AND DIVORCE: COSTLY MISTAKES YOU DON'T WANT TO MAKE (Course #613)

$25, CHS Room 240, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on April 3
You want to keep the house that has $150,000 in equity. Your spouse takes the stock portfolio worth $150,000. Five years from now, are one of you struggling to pay bills while the other has a growing net worth? If you are contemplating divorce, starting the process, in mediation or looking at settlement options, this two-hour seminar could be for you. We'll look at common financial mistakes that are often made in divorce settlements and discuss how to avoid them. You'll gain an understanding of how issues around cash flow, liquidity, income taxes, capital gains, retirement account rules, insurance, debt and credit could impact your future well-being. We'll also look at the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 which became effective March 1, 2012 and made significant changes to alimony in Massachusetts. Be knowledgeable about your finances before you sign your settlement agreement. Instructor: Renee Senes

SOCIAL SECURITY—OPTIMIZING YOUR BENEFITS (Course #615)

$25, CHS Room 240, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on April 10
Are you concerned about Social Security not being there as a part of your retirement income? Are you thinking of taking Social Security at 62 just to be safe? What difference will it make if you wait and take those benefits at age 66 or 70? What if you decide to work part time during retirement? How would being divorced or widowed impact social security? Join us tonight to discuss the basics of social security and all new numbers for 2014. We'll examine the factors to take into consideration when you decide to take benefits. You'll learn how to create a retirement income strategy using social security as one source of income. The information provided is general in nature and should not be construed as personal tax or legal advice. Instructor: Renee Senes

YOU CAN AFFORD COLLEGE IF… (Course #616)

$25, CHS Room 234, Tuesday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on March 11
You PLAN in advance: you UNDERSTAND the financial aid process: you ACT early enough to be successful. Financial aid goes to the families who plan in advance—ideally before December 31st of the child's sophomore year of high school. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process, and how implementing strategies may increase a family's eligibility even if you have a "high income" or own a business. The greatest amount of financial aid goes to the families who act during the years before college. Remember, procrastination equals less financial aid. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees. Instructor: Marcia Sullivan


COOKING

Attention no classes: 1/20, 2/17, 4/15, 4/16, 4/21, 5/26

Refund Policy: All CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment. A 50% credit towards another CommEd class will be issued for withdrawals more than one week prior to the start of class. Credits expire one year from date of issue. NO refunds or credits will be made for withdrawals made less than one week prior to the start of class

BACK TO BASICS I (Course #515)

$170, CommEd Kitchen, Wednesdays, 6:00–9:00 PM
5 weeks starting January 15
Are the basics of cooking and the terminology used to describe different cooking techniques a mystery to you? Would you like to learn how to read a recipe, determine how to prep your ingredients and then get the dish completed? If so, this class is for you! We'll cover the basic cooking techniques, knife skills, timing and simple dishes you can make for classic American favorites, such as chicken cutlets, spaghetti and meatballs, mashed potatoes, homemade cupcakes, pancakes, salads, rice pilaf and pork chops with gravy. Come prepared with apron and containers to bring home leftovers. Instructor: Kay Benaroch

BACK TO BASICS II (Course #516) –NEW

$170, CommEd Kitchen, Wednesdays, 6:00–9:00 PM
5 weeks starting February 26
Picking up from the first basics course, this course will cover more techniques and classic preparations for fish fillets, seafood, stews, easy sauces, vegetables, and baked goods. Classes are hands-on with recipes you can make on any day of the week. Tips for preparing meals in advance and items that can be frozen will be included. Come prepared with apron and containers to bring home leftovers. Instructor: Kay Benaroch

EASY MEDITERRANEAN COOKING (Course #521)

$136, CommEd Kitchen, Mondays, 6:00–9:00 PM
4 weeks starting April 7 (ages 15+)
Learn how to cook healthy and delicious meals from classic Mediterranean countries using fresh ingredients and classic techniques! Learn how to cook with a variety of gentle spices and oils that entice the taste buds. You will learn how to cook treasured dishes from countries such as Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain, France, Monaco, Egypt, Morocco and more! Explore the sweet side of the Mediterranean with treats like Baklava and Tiramisu! Instructor: Douglas Drake

LEFTOVERS? BLUE-PLATE SPECIALS? KITCHEN NIGHTMARES? (Course #522)

$170, CommEd Kitchen, Mondays, 6:00–9:00 PM
5 weeks starting February 24
Tired of the same old meals? Leery about "leftovers"? Want to gain 8-10 hours of free time each month? Don't know what to make when unexpected guests show up? Then this class is for you. Cooking and baking are the kinds of activities that most people assume should be second nature. We are humans, we like to eat. But, it doesn't necessarily hold true that anyone can step into the kitchen and make something to eat. Or at least, many don't think they can. Maybe you're just scared of not knowing what to do and making a mistake. The good news is it's never too late to start learning! This class will teach you the basics of what to do and how to do it in the kitchen. We will cover essential knife skills, food safety, food preparation, pantry stocking, meal planning, utilization of the dreaded leftover and maybe some food garnishes. Five fun-packed evenings ending with food we have prepared together. Students should provide chefs knife, cutting board, apron, and chef's hat (or similar).Instructor: Douglas Drake

CAKE DECORATING 101 (Course #517)

$45, CommEd Room 13, Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
5 weeks starting January 15
Have you ever wondered how those roses on a cake were created? How about that basket weave you noticed on the spring cake you bought? Learn how to ice your cake, color icing, write, embroider, make stars and leaves, and the all-important rose and basket weave! Contact the CommEd Center for a materials list. Instructor: Christina Silk

CAKE DECORATING 101 (Course #518)

$45, CommEd Room 13, Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
5 weeks starting February 26
See previous course description.

CAKE DECORATING 101 (Course #519)

$45, CommEd Room 13, Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
5 weeks starting April 2
See previous course description.

CAKE DECORATING 101 (Course #520)

$45, CommEd Room 13, Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
5 weeks starting May 14
See previous course description.


COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY

Attention no classes: 1/20, 2/17, 4/15, 4/16, 4/21, 5/26

Refund Policy: All CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment. A 50% credit towards another CommEd class will be issued for withdrawals more than one week prior to the start of class. Credits expire one year from date of issue. NO refunds or credits will be made for withdrawals made less than one week prior to the start of class

COMPUTER—BEGINNER (Course #617)

$62, CHS Room 243, Thursdays, 8:00–9:30 PM
6 weeks starting March 6
If you have a computer at home and you use it, but want to know more about it, then this is the class for you! Learn the fundamentals of how to use a computer and start understanding how it works. Some topics that will be discussed are: how documents are arranged and stored in your computer, helpful shortcuts, basics of how to write letters, make labels and the copy and paste functions. Instructor: Annette Presseau

DIGITAL IMAGING (Course #618)

$105, CHS Room 344, Tuesdays, 7:00–9:30 PM
8 weeks starting March 4
Whether you are a new photographer, a traditional photographer (film), a scrapbooker or perhaps just a family picture taker, come visit the world of digital image creation and photo editing. This course includes lectures on the use of today's high tech cameras and digital workflow. We will do a lot of hands-on editing using PC computers with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. Cameras are not necessary, but you must have basic computer knowledge. The class will take a field trip to a local photography studio (any student under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Students should bring a thumb drive. Instructor: John Wren

MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 (Course #619)

$80, CHS Room 243, Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30 PM
4 weeks starting April 22
What Microsoft Word is to words and letters, Microsoft Excel is to numbers. This class shows you the basics of how to use Microsoft Excel 2010. Some of the things we will cover are adding up columns of numbers, utilizing different types of formulas, sorting and manipulating data, tips and tricks, mixing words and numbers, formatting numbers, formatting cells, sorting and filtering and freezing panes. Some of the in-class exercises we will do are creating and maintaining lists, setting up a budget, and importing different types of text files. Instructor: Steve Sullivan

MICROSOFT WORD 2010 (Course #620)

$148, CHS Room 243, Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30 PM
6 weeks starting March 4
From copying and pasting, to changing font colors, to designing a newsletter, this class will show you how to do everything that most people use Microsoft Word 2010 for every day. Here are the things that we will cover: creating documents, saving documents, selecting text, copying, cutting and pasting text, changing fonts and font sizes, bullet and number lists, borders, footers, clip art, word art and tables. Some of the in-class exercises we will do are creating formal company letters, party announcements, newsletters, resumes, flyers, lists with numbers that line up, forms, order confirmation letters, and greeting cards. Instructor: Steve Sullivan

POWERPOINT ESSENTIALS EVERYONE NEEDS (Course #621) –NEW

$35, CHS Room 344, Thursday, 6:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on April 10
Learn to do the necessary vital tasks using PowerPoint. Do the steps to create a powerful slide show presentation from start to finish. Create visual appeal by including themes, tables, charts, and graphs. Produce an automated narrated presentation. Succeed in your new PowerPoint Skills. Instructor: David Ewen

QUICKBOOKS COMPUTER ACCOUNTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS (Course #622)

$205, CHS Room 322, Thursday, 6:00–9:00 PM
8 weeks starting in March, date TBA
Students are taught to use the QuickBooks Pro version of this very popular accounting software. No knowledge of finances or accounting is required, but students should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows applications, know how to move files around, create folders, and copy files to and from disks. Functions to be presented include: company setup; reconciling checking account; billing and receiving payments from customers; recording and paying vendors; creating reports and graphs; inventory control; tracking and paying sales taxes; understanding payroll; creating job estimates and time tracking; and, using Microsoft Excel and Word for report analysis and letter writing. Instructor: TBA


HEALTH & RECREATION

Attention no classes: 1/20, 2/17, 4/15, 4/16, 4/21, 5/26

Refund Policy: All CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment. A 50% credit towards another CommEd class will be issued for withdrawals more than one week prior to the start of class. Credits expire one year from date of issue. NO refunds or credits will be made for withdrawals made less than one week prior to the start of class

BEGINNER YOGA (Course #540)

$88, CommEd Rec Room, Wednesdays, 7:30–8:45 PM
8 weeks starting January 15
This class is great for those with little or no yoga experience seeking stress release and physical fitness. The practice of yoga can increase flexibility and strength and reduce stress, while developing self-knowledge, clarity of mind and a sense of well-being. Beginner Yoga is appropriate for people of most levels of physical ability, flexibility and body type. Students will be introduced to basic asanas, gentle stretches, conscious breathing and deep relaxation techniques. Please bring a yoga mat and a small pillow or cushion. Instructor: Marie Marchand

BEGINNER YOGA (Course #541)

$88, CommEd Rec. Room, Wednesdays, 7:30–8:45 PM
8 weeks starting March 19
See previous course description.

INTERMEDIATE YOGA (Course #542)

$88, CommEd Rec Room, Wednesdays, 6:00–7:15 PM
8 weeks starting January 15
Intermediate Yoga is a great class for those with some experience looking to deepen their yoga practice. This class is appropriate for students who have taken Beginner Yoga or have some yoga experience. New postures will be explored further, and yoga philosophy will be introduced. Please bring a yoga mat and a small pillow or cushion. Instructor: Marie Marchand

INTERMEDIATE YOGA (Course #543)

$88, CommEd Rec Room, Wednesdays, 6:00–7:15 PM
8 weeks starting March 19
See previous course description.

INSIGHTS YOGA—BEGINNING (Course #544)

$77, CommEd Rec Room, Mondays, 7:30-8:45 PM
7 weeks starting January 13
Insights Yoga—Beginning is for those who have no experience with yoga, or have just begun their yoga journey. Insights Yoga combines Kripalu Yoga Asana with guided imagery, meditation, readings, discussion and lively surprises. In a supportive environment, we explore the nature of the mind-body-spirit relationship, as well as themes relevant to our daily lives. The class blends energy with relation, opening the door to stress relief and the "a-ha" moment of learning and self awareness. Please bring yoga mat and cushion. Instructor: Linda Hair-Sullivan

INSIGHTS YOGA—BEGINNING (Course #545)

$77, CommEd Rec Room, Mondays, 7:30–8:45 PM
7 weeks starting March 31
See previous course description.

INSIGHTS YOGA—CONTINUING (Course #546

$77, CommEd Rec. Room, Mondays, 6:00–7:15 PM
7 weeks starting January 13
Insights Yoga—Continuing is for those who have experience and are familiar with basic yoga poses. Insights Yoga combines Kripalu Yoga Asana with guided imagery, meditation, readings, discussion and lively surprises. In a supportive environment, we explore the nature of the mind-body-spirit relationship, as well as themes relevant to our daily lives. The class blends energy with relation, opening the door to stress releif and the "a-ha" moment of learning and self awareness. Please bring yoga mat and cushion. Instructor: Linda Hair-Sullivan

INSIGHTS YOGA—CONTINUING (Course #547)

$77, CommEd Rec. Room, Mondays, 6:00–7:15 PM
7 weeks starting March 31
See previous course description.

LINE DANCING (Course #631)

$80, CHS Dining Room 2, Thursdays, 7:15–8:15 PM
8 weeks starting March 6
This class is for anyone who wants to learn or loves to dance. You will learn several line dances including the recent top 20 all-time favorite line dances, in a fun and recreational way! We'll teach traditional dances such as the Boot Scootin' Boogie, and any other dances that are of interest to students. Instructor: Karina Rotondi

ZUMBA (Course #634)

$85, CHS Dining Room 2, Thursdays, 6:00–7:00 PM
8 weeks starting March 6
This class is for anyone who wants to learn or loves to dance. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, which creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system. The cardio-based dance movements are easy to follow steps that include body sculpting, which targets areas such as gluteals, legs, arms, core, abdominal, and the most important muscle in the body, the heart. Instructor: Katrina Rotondi

KARATE—ADULTS (Course #548)

$150, CommEd Gym, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00 PM, 18 classes starting January 13
A 20% discount applies to a third family memeber
Learn a realistic approach to self-defense against one or more opponents in this fun and safe class. No previous martial arts experience is required. So whether your goal is physical conditioning or to just get out and have a good time, call Mr. Massood at 603-566-4673 today to reserve your introductory lesson. Testing fee for qualified students is $25. Instructor: Chris Massood

KARATE—ADULTS (Course #549)

$150, CommEd Gym, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00 PM
18 classes starting March 26
A 20% discount applies to a third family member
See previous course description.

SELF-DEFENSE TACTICS COURSE (Course #632)

$95, CHS Wrestling Room, Thursdays, 6:00–7:30 PM
8 weeks starting March 6
Increase your self-defense confidence by learning practical street self-defense tactics to protect yourself and your loved ones. In today's society, the average citizen may be at risk of a personal physical attack. Don't become another "victim." Learn how to apply very practical defenses and escapes from common types of street aggression such as: pushing, wrist grabs, body holds (front and back), hair pulling, choking, punching, kicking, etc. This course breaks down why the applications are effective through understanding the underlying principles and concepts that allow them to be successful. Each technique is demonstrated slowly and completely to ensure that all the mechanics are fully understood. Through repetition, the student gradually gains in competency. Additional areas of study are: learning pressure points of the body and how to strike them, joint locking techniques to incapacitate the attacker, takedowns which allow for escape and many more combinations of applications, to defend oneself and then to safely escape the encounter. All practice sessions are conducted with a "safety first" approach. Students are encouraged to ask questions to ensure that they grasp the techniques. The instructor's personal martial arts experience includes over 35 years of study and teaching, with black belts in Karate, Ju-Jitsu, and Judo. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn these simple, yet highly effective self-protection tactics, and have fun at the same time.
Instructor: Thomas Bruno

CPR-AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (Course #625)

$50, CHS Career Center, Tuesdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
2 weeks starting March 11
This course will teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to American Heart Association standards. It is appropriate for healthcare providers and laypersons. Topics include airway obstruction relief and CPR for adults, children and infants. Expect to pay $16 to the instructor for the required text and $5 for a course card to be awarded upon successful completion. Instructor: Joseph Frantiska

CPR-AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (Course #626)

$50, CHS Career Center, Tuesdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
2 weeks starting April 22
See previous course description.

FIRST AID-AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (Course #629)

$30, CHS Career Center, Tuesday, 6:00–9:30 PM
1 evening on April 1
This course will teach first aid according to American Heart Association Heartsaver standards. Upon completion, rescuers will be able to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. Topics include general principles, medical emergencies, and injury emergencies. Expect to pay $16 to the instructor for the required text and $5 for a course card to be awarded upon successful completion. Instructor: Joseph Frantiska

FIRST AID-AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (Course #630)

$30, CHS Career Center, Tuesday, 6:00–9:30 PM
1 evening on May 6
See previous course description.

DRUG-FREE APPROACH FOR CARE OF ADD-ADHD (Course #627)

$25, CHS Room 236, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on March 13
There is some very exciting new science which demonstrates that a high percentage of people diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are actually misdiagnosed and have other causes for their behavior, that exhibit the same or similar symptoms. This presentation is heavily based on current research. You will learn about other conditions that have the same or similar symptoms as ADD/ADHD and how to clearly tell them apart. You will be given step-by-step instructions on how to deal with each condition as well. This is cutting edge technology with powerful, predictable results. We highly encourage school nurses, counselors, teachers and parents who deal with this issue to take part in this lively presentation. You will leave empowered with the knowledge to transform and, frequently, eliminate this very serious problem. Instructor: Gerard Cassista

FACT FROM FICTION: SECRET TO WEIGHT LOSS (Course #628)

$25, CHS Room 236, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on March 6
If you are a man with a waist bigger than 40 inches or a woman with a waist bigger than 34.5 inches, you are probably insulin-resistant and, for you, losing weight is almost impossible. If somehow you do lose weight, it is almost impossible to keep it off. Insulin resistance is the primary cause of the American obesity epidemic. It is also the primary cause of Type II diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure and heart attacks. This program explains exactly what insulin resistance is and how to turn it around in three to four weeks. Once this is done, weight peels off and will stay off. We discuss size vs. fitness and body weight vs. body fat. You will leave knowing exactly what to do. You can start the same day. Instructor: Gerard Cassista

WHY WE AGE AND HOW TO SLOW IT DOWN (Course #633)

$25, CHS Room 236, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on March 20
Scientists tell us we create an entire new body every three years. Some organs, like the stomach, renew every five days! If this is true, why do some people have an ulcer for 20 years? This workshop explains and clarifies all of the reasons why we actually age and clearly explains how to stop recreating broken down bodies! We explain action steps to help direct your body to make new youthful organs and tissues rather than recreate old and malfunctioning organs and tissues. We will also show you before and after x-rays so you can actually see how much our bodies can change. Instructor: Gerard Cassista


SPECIAL INTEREST

Attention no classes: 1/20, 2/17, 4/15, 4/16, 4/21, 5/26

Refund Policy: All CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment. A 50% credit towards another CommEd class will be issued for withdrawals more than one week prior to the start of class. Credits expire one year from date of issue. NO refunds or credits will be made for withdrawals made less than one week prior to the start of class

ANGELS, SPIRIT GUIDES & LOVED ONES (Course #550)

$40, CommEd Room 15, Monday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on March 17
Spiritual Teacher & Clairvoyant Medium, Jenny Lynn Metevia, M. Ed (as heard on WBZ radio). Come learn about these Divine spiritual beings who have come to help guide and assist us in our own lives; through protection, signs, whispers, timely (or untimely) visits, and love. Arrive at an understanding of the ways they communicate with us and how we can best communicate with them; piercing the veil to bring your assistance, guidance and love closer to you. Jenny has trained with Dr. Brian Weiss (as seen on Oprah), as well as Sylvia Browne in healing and psychic development. Her psychic abilities have been validated by Sylvia Browne (as seen on Larry King Live) and James Van Praagh (creator of Ghost Whisperer). Lecture, open question and answer time, and Ascended Being Meditation. Call 774-276-0442 for further info. Instructor: Jenny Lynn Metevia

DREAMS & INTERPRETATION (Course #551)

$40, CommEd Room 15, Wednesday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on January 22
"Dreams, I'm convinced, are just one more dimension that, when put into perspective, gives access to a whole new wealth of knowledge." – Sylvia Browne. Spiritual teacher & clairvoyant medium, Jenny Lynn Metevia, M.Ed. (as head on WBZ Radio) will lecture on the subject of dreams and take questions from the audience. Dreams have been relied upon for centuries for guidance, clarity, and decision making. Jenny will discuss the five types of dreams, how you can begin to learn the language that is being created for you, and how to better remember your dreams. Jenny has trained with Dr. Brian Weiss (as seen on Oprah), as well as Sylvia Browne in healing and psychic development. Her psychic abilities have been validated by Sylvia Browne (as seen on Larry King Live) and James Van Praagh (creator of Ghost Whisperer). Instructor: Jenny Lynn Metevia

EVENING WITH THE PSYCHIC (Course #635)

$30, CHS Room 228, Thursday, 6:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on May 15
Enjoy yourself in this evening of psychic interpretation, and readings. The Aura is the energy field around the body. Learn how to "see" Auras and read them. There will be an explanation of colors and symbol interpretations, as seen in the Aura. You will learn how to "read" drawn pictures and calculate your birth number and what that means for you. Each person will have an opportunity to have their Aura read (time permitting). Sorry, no walk-ins are allowed. Instructor: Joan Turner

LEARN TO READ TAROT (Course #639)

$40, CHS Room 228, Tuesday, 6:00–9:00 PM
3 weeks starting May 20
Learn how to read Tarot cards! The cards are a guidance tool to advise your family and friends, as well as gain insights for yourself. We will be going through each card individually, as well as learning several layouts including the Celtic cross. Students are responsible for supplying their own Tarot cards. Cards can be found at most book and New age stores. We will be using the Rider deck and referencing the book, "Tarot in Ten Minutes." The book is optional but helpful. Instructor: Joan Turner

LECTURE ON HEALING & MEDITATION (Course #553)

$29, CommEd Room 15, Wednesday, 7:00–9:00 PM
1 evening on May 21
Spiritual Teacher & Clairvoyant Medium, Jenny Lynn Metevia, M.Ed. (as heard on WBZ radio) will host a group of people who will enjoy a special lecture on the importance and value of channeling grace for healing and creating peaceful lives (for ourselves, our loved ones and all sentient beings). This event is a great opportunity for guests to learn to practice channeling grace (healing energy from the Divine) through intention and meditation; and to engage the telepathic mind (third eye) for the purpose of good. Time will be allotted for questions and answers. All are welcome. Every class is taught in an accepting and safe environment. Jenny has trained with Dr. Brian Weiss (as seen on Oprah), as well as Sylvia Browne in healing and psychic development. Her psychic and healing abilities have been validated by Sylvia Browne (as seen on Larry King Live) and James Van Praagh (creator of Ghost Whisperer). Call 774-276-0442 for further info. Instructor: Jenny Lynn Metevia

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES: MANY PATHS UP THE MOUNTAIN (Course #637) –NEW

$30, CHS Room 236, Thursday, 6:30–8:30 PM
1 evening on April 17
Based on the premise that every thought becomes a chemical reaction in your body, this course offers a multimodal approach to improve your ability to recover your emotional balance. To learn to be more centered, calm and at ease in your mind and body, you will learn a variety of Relaxation Techniques, including Sound Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Treatments, Reiki (the first six self-applied positions), Laughter Meditation and other modalities to achieve greater peace and tranquility. Instructor: Lisa Wessan

YOUR LIFE MATTERS: LEARN SELF HYPNOSIS FOR A BETTER YOU (Course #638) –NEW

$60, CHS Room 242, Tuesday, 7:00–9:00 PM
3 weeks starting March 4
Learn how to use self-hypnosis to improve many aspects of your life. Discover how self-hypnosis can be used to break bad habits or create healthy new ones, modify unwanted behaviors, remove unnecessary fear and other negative emotions, relieve stress, relax more fully, achieve personal goals and improve performance, plus much more. Instructor: Amanda Ferguson

YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK (Course #554)

$45, CommEd Room 15, Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
2 weeks starting March 19
By understanding how the mind works, we learn what influences our thoughts and our decision-making. We then have more choices available to us as we become the leaders of our own lives. Utilizing mind/body techniques such as self-hypnosis, EFT (tapping) and Guided Imagery, participants learn to access the power of their subconscious minds to achieve their goals. This presentation is an experiential introduction to your fascinating inner world. The presenter, Linda Hair-Sullivan is a M.Ed., LCSW, CYT, Cht Certified Hypnotherapist and Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Instructor: Linda Hair-Sullivan

GOOD-BYE TO GUILT: ADVANCED COMMUNICATION FOR BETTER WORKING & LIVING (Course #636) –NEW

$30, CHS Room 240, Thursday, 6:30–8:30 PM
1 evening on May 1
When do we feel close to someone? What makes us feel safe? How can we communicate more honestly about what we want? In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to become more authentic in relationships. Learn to have fun when negotiating with colleagues or loved ones. Practice the release of guilt and other shame-based emotions. Learn to say yes when you mean yes and no when you mean no, without having a meltdown. Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil to class. Instructor: Lisa Wessan

GETTING PAID TO TALK, MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR VOICE (Course #552)

$25, CommEd Room 16, Wednesday, 6:30–9:00 PM
1 evening on May 14
Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, how to be successful, and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our voice coach producer! This class is informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally. Instructor: Voice Coaches