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SAT/ACT Summer Boot Camp

WilsonPrep SAT/ACT Summer Boot Camp
This intensive boot camp introduces strategies that apply to both exams and teaches content normally covered within four weeks of tutoring. This course will jump-start the test prep process and will make students better prepared to take an earlier SAT and/or ACT. Students will learn their SAT/ACT strengths and weaknesses and what test to focus on moving forward.

Class limited to 25 students.

Monday, August 26 to Thursday, August 29 6:30-9:00 pm $250, location TBD

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Spring Session 2019

Art & Art Appreciation

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This class will prepare you for an art-filled trip to Europe or perhaps bring back fond memories of a past trip. Each session will focus on the art and architecture of a single country.

4 Thursdays • March 14 to April 11 (no class 3/21) • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, D-2 • $80

*NEW* ART OF THE RENAISSANCE with Suzanne Altman 
This course explores the beginnings of the Renaissance in the 14th century, its development in the 15th and its apogee in the High Renaissance of the 16th with artists like Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo. We will examine the reasons for this flowering of artistic genius and the many influences it has had on our culture.

6 Tuesdays • March 12 to April 23 (no class 4/16) • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, D-2 • $120

*NEW* ART ON THE BIG SCREEN with Suzanne Altman 
This fun class explores the way Hollywood has treated artists with films from The Agony and the Ecstasy, to Frida, to Pollock, and others. We will see clips from the films and examine the facts about each artist, seeing additional works in slides as well.

6 Thursdays • May 2 to June 6 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, D-2 • $120

*NEW* DRAWING IN SPRING: Flowers, Fields, Forms with Dr. Quincy Egginton 
Inspire your creativity and connect with the natural world as you develop drawing skills. A variety of art media will be introduced including pencil, ink, charcoal, colored pencil, and pastel. Lessons will focus on line, value, composition, and color. Students will observe the simple shapes of flowers and landscapes. Sketching will provide the opportunity to vary the composition. Rendering will develop value. Demonstrations and individual instruction will guide students to improve their drawing. Group critiques offer learning from varied styles. Please bring a sketchbook 14” x 17” or larger. Other basic materials will be provided.

9 Thursdays • March 14 to May 23 (no class 3/21 & 4/18) • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 1 • $180

Back by popular demand, this one-night event will focus on crafting greeting cards and note cards for any event. Papercrafting techniques such as collage, stamping, embossing, and embellishing will be demonstrated and available. Instructor brings all materials for students to make multiple cards and designs.

Wednesday • May 15 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 1 • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class)

Perfect for beginners and aspiring artists, this course is a foundation for painting. You will learn how to use acrylics, color mixing, composition, values, and painting principles to create a complete piece of artwork each week. Every session will explore a different facet of design and technique. No skill necessary. Students should bring an apron or old shirt. Instructor provides all art materials.

6 Mondays • March 11 to April 22 (no class 4/15) • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 2 • $120 ($15 supply fee collected in class)

*NEW* THE ART OF MONOPRINTING with Katie Goldberg 
Create beautiful monotypes without a printing press! In this technique-based class, you will learn how to make quality prints using a gel plate and a variety of simple, everyday materials. Color and texture techniques will be addressed and developed further with stencils, stamping, and drawing. No experience necessary for this fun, easy, and creative adventure! Instructor provides all materials.

4 Mondays • April 29 to May 20 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 2 • $ 80 ($15 supply fee collected in class)

WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Dr. Quincy Egginton 
Explore the luminous and fluid watercolor medium. Transparency and overlays produce subtle variations of tone and color. Demonstrations of a variety of techniques guide students to paint still life objects. The class encourages experimentation and spontaneity. Class critiques will allow a sharing of the artworks. Basic materials will be provided to begin the class.

10 Mondays • March 11 to May 20 (no class 4/15) • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, Art 1 • $250 

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About the Instructors

SUZANNE ALTMAN is a former high school Art teacher who now teaches continuing education courses on art and art history at many venues including Westchester CC, The Learning Collaborative in Rockland County, and others. You can learn more about Suzanne at

DR. QUINCY EGGINTON received a B.F.A. in Illustration at Syracuse University and a doctorate in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been on the faculty at Westchester Community College, Mercy College, and College of New Rochelle. Quincy actively participates and exhibits with the Northern Westchester Watercolor Society, the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association, the Putnam Arts Council, and the Northern Westchester Artists Guild.

KATIE GOLDBERG is a classically-trained fine artist residing in Mt. Kisco. She holds a B.F.A. from Alfred University and teaches mixed media art classes throughout Westchester County. She is an avid mah jongg player and an experienced instructor.

Computer & Technology

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*NEW* CLIPS: Apple’s New Video App For Quick Video Creations with Donald Gambino
You say you don’t have time to use iMovie to create videos to send them to your family & friends? Apple says “Clips is a free app that lets you make fun videos to share with friends and family. With a few taps you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with artistic filters, animated text, music, emojis, and fun stickers featuring characters from Star Wars, Disney Pixar, and more.” Additionally, the instructor will show other video and photo-related apps for quick creativity.

Thursday • May 9 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $30

*NEW* iPHONEOGRAPHY: Advanced iPhone Photography with Donald Gambino
Discover how to go from snapshots to photographs and make artistic images with your iPhone, the world’s most-used camera! Learn how to “see as a professional” as well as use focus, flash, self-timer and zoom capabilities. Explore how preparation, lighting, and environmental conditions can help create unique images. Fun, weekly homework assignments will challenge you to play with perspective, framing, cropping, color, size, emotion, mood, drama, and more. Familiarity with iPhone basics is required. Each session includes time for student work critiques.

4 Thursdays • April 4 to May 2 (no class 4/18) • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $120

Whether you’re about to enter or are attending college, enter the workforce, or wish to update your skills, this class is for you. As we progress from basic formulas, you will learn IF statements, financial functions, vlookups, multi-page documents, sorting, keyboard shortcuts, printing tips and more. In addition, you will discover how to create publication-worthy charts and graphs. Taught in a Windows environment with Office 365, skills apply to previous versions for Mac users. Students are welcome to bring their own fully-charged laptop and mouse to class.

4 Wednesdays • April 3 to May 1 (no class 4/17) • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $180

*NEW FORMAT* GETTING STARTED WITH LINKEDIN: The Basics Plus More  with Carroll Welch
LinkedIn has 500 million users and 87% of recruiters report using it in their hiring processes. Using LinkedIn effectively need not be intimidating and is vital for your career advancement, whether you are seeking to return to the paid work world after a break, begin your first job, advance in your current profession, or promote your business. This class will give you an overview of the capabilities of LinkedIn and guide you in creating a powerful and effective profile that will enhance your marketability and visibility. We will also cover how you can expand your network by connecting with others and joining groups. Basic technological skills are required. This hands-on class will be conducted in the computer lab and all participants will use computers to create or revise their existing LinkedIn profiles. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, come to class with your username/password.

Tuesday • April 9 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30

Sure, you use Safari to surf the web & shop, you email with your Mail app, schedule with your Calendar app, make phone calls, use iMessage for texts, and use your camera and photo apps multiple times a day. However, what about the myriad of other installed apps that you are overlooking and neglecting? See how these apps can entertain you; keep you productive, organized, and knowledgeable. This course also explains the ins & outs of the newly re-designed App Store, managing your apps and discovering apps that are valuable to your daily digital needs. See how your instructor uses his apps to get things done while getting smarter. Curious about that app on your iPhone/iPad but never tried it? An eclectic tour-de-force of app awareness awaits you

Tuesday • March 12 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $30

Many organizations rely heavily on Excel pivot tables and charts to analyze and report financial and other pertinent information. Your skills in pivot tables will make you more valuable to your organization as well as being able to include these critical skills on your resume! Taught in a Windows environment with Office 365, skills apply to previous versions as for Mac users. Students are welcome to bring their own fully charged laptop and mouse to class. You don’t need to be an expert in Excel to take this single-session class.

Wednesday • May 8 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $35

*NEW* PODCAST BASICS FOR IPHONE, IPAD, MAC: Be Knowledgeable, Be Entertained with Donald Gambino
Whether at home or on-the-go, listen to (or watch) your favorite podcasts--or discover new topics that interest you in art, science & medicine, business, comedy, education, health, music, news & politics, society & culture, and TV & film. . .to name just a few. Listen to, enjoy, and be more knowledgeable about almost any subject imaginable. Search, download, adjust settings, and manage your Podcasts on your devices so they are ready to play!

2 Thursdays • May 16 to May 23 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $70

SETTINGS FOR IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD TOUCH: Don’t Be Afraid! with Donald Gambino 
Confused about your iDevice’s settings, or the difference between Notifications, Control Center, Do Not Disturb, Hotspots, iCloud, and various app settings? Or which settings should be ‘on’ or ‘off’--and why? Concerned about battery life, privacy, ad tracking, GPS, and more? Customize settings for your digital lifestyle! Note: Email your 3 questions or topics at least 1 day before class starts to the instructor at

2 Thursdays • March 14 to March 28 (no class 3/21) • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $70

WEB DESIGN WITH WORDPRESS: Create a website on the 1st day with Fredy Fleck 
WordPress is a free online software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security and utilized by 30.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2018. Learn to create your website on the first night of class. Then customize your website by adding and managing content like new pages, text, pictures, picture galleries, videos, social media integration, and more.

4 Thursdays • March 14 to April 11 (no class 3/21) • 7:30-9:30pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $100

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About the Instructors

FREDY FLECK is a graphic and web designer who owns Fredy Fleck Graphic Design, Inc. You can view his work at

DONALD GAMBINO is a computer artist, consultant, educator, and private trainer since 1983. Former chairperson of the Department of Computer Arts at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, he created the school’s B.F.A. program in computer art. For more information, please visit

CARROLL WELCH is a career, executive and leadership coach and founder of Carroll Welch Consulting ( through which she supports professionals at all stages of career planning and development, including in developing job search plans and tools and transitioning back into the paid workforce. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, holds its Associate Certified Coach credential and is a Forbes Coaches Council member. She is a certified GetFive job search methodology coach and completed a certificate program in Executive and Organizational Coaching at New York University.


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BBQ/SMOKING 101 with Alan Elsner
Grilling and barbecuing/smoking are terms that are used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. Learn the differences and all of the tools and techniques to produce great BBQ. Topics include:

  • Types of BBQs/Smokers
  • Fuels
  • Fire starting and maintaining temperature
  • Meats and sauces

You will learn the mechanics of smoking, and the preparation of various meats.

Thursday • May 23 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-6 • $30

*NEW* EASY ONE-POT GLUTEN FREE MEALS: A Quick and Tasty Way to Health! with Monika Bhatt
Vegan gluten-free meals don’t have to be boring, complicated, and time consuming. Nor do your choices have to be limited. This class will show you how to quickly make multiple versions of Tofu Tikka Masala and Spinach Chickpea Curry using one pot and a single recipe.

Tuesday • April 2 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Kitchen • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

Learn how to make Chai, Golden Milk and Mango Lassi, three uncommon healthy drinks, from scratch. This class is a great introduction to spices and their medicinal qualities besides their taste-enhancing abilities. We will discuss the use of different fresh spices and herbs added to drinks that can give you a great energy boost and lift your mood. 

Tuesday • April 30 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Kitchen • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

COOKING UP COMMUNITY: A Culinary Exploration of the Global Flavors that Reflect our Cultures with Giovanni D’Amour Green
Break Bread not Hearts will guide the palate of participants on a culinary journey with the preparation of foods from around the world. A melting pot cuisine that represents various cultural identities and ingredients will be presented in a plant-based nutritious and delicious manner. The class will consist of 4 sessions where we will experience a hands-on approach to dishes from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Latin America, and Asia.  Food is the common denominator amongst us all and throughout these classes. Love will be the main ingredient that connects us.

    Savory, sweet, and heat come together to form the complexity of Jamaican-style curry dishes. Students will prepare their own curry spice blend, which will be used to cook Curried Chicken and Curried Vegetables.

    Thursday • March 28 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

    From the shores of Greece to the coasts of North Africa, this sun-kissed region’s aromatic ingredients inspire an odyssey of flavors. We shall prepare a Za’atar Grilled Chicken and Olive Salad and a Citrus Roasted Hummus.

    Thursday • April 11 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

    We set our tastes buds to sizzle with south of the border flare. With spices such as Mexican Oregano and Cumin, we will prepare Homemade Tortillas to be filled with a Sazón infused Bean Salsa.

    Thursday • May 2 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

  4. ASIAN
    Orient your palate to the flavors of the Far East as we prepare a Basmati Rice stir-fry with a Sesame Ginger sauce and a Pickled Cilantro Tamarind Radish Salad.

    Thursday • May 16 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

*NEW* PHO 101 with Linh Hoang and Yen Pham 
Pho is a Vietnamese soup made of beef or chicken stock with rice noodles and thin slices of beef or chicken garnished with piquant lime, basil and cilantro. Find out how to make this popular Vietnamese favorite. Our chef instructor will take you step-by-step from making the broth to getting the right ingredients to recreate this wonderful dish at home.

Monday • April 22 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

Chinese cooking is easy and tastes so much better than take-out. Learn cooking techniques and shortcuts to use in your everyday cooking from a 4th-generation Chinese-American. Take home inspiration, knowledge and recipes. (Menus and recipes for all classes are dependent on available ingredients and are subject to change.)

    This class will cover how to make homemade Char Siu (Chinese roast pork), baked Char Siu Bao and Roast Pork Buns. You will also learn how to create baked curry puffs using your favorite pastry crust recipe.

    Wednesday • March 27 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

    This class will cover how to make pork and shrimp Shumai from wonton wrappers, Chinese steamed pork spare ribs with black beans, Chinese turnip cake and bean curd, and meat-filled bean curd skin rolls.

    Wednesday • April 10 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

    What’s your favorite Chinese take-out dish? Learn the basics and secrets to stir-frying vegetables, meat, seafood, rice and noodles. Students will determine class menu. Please email your top three favorite dishes you would like to learn how to make in class to

    Wednesday • May 1 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

    What’s your favorite Chinese take-out dish? Learn the basics and secrets to stir-frying vegetables, meat, seafood, rice and noodles. Students will determine class menu. Please email your top three favorite dishes you would like to learn how to make in class to

    Wednesday • May 22 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS with Linh Hoang and Yen Pham
Vietnamese spring rolls (Cha gio) are a popular appetizer in Southern Vietnamese cuisine. Learn how to create these delicious rolls filled with ground marinated meat, usually pork, fine shallots, shredded carrots, shredded taros in an egg roll wrapper and deep-fried to crispy perfection. 

Monday • May 6 • 7-9 pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 supply fee collected in class) *Limit 8

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About the Instructors

MONIKA BHATT was born and raised in India. She is a Vegan/Vegetarian and a gluten-free foodie who follows an Ayurveda diet and mindful lifestyle.

ALAN ELSNER is a certified BBQ judge and a former pitmaster at award-winning Delaney BBQ and BrisketTown in Brooklyn, NY. He also is a lover of all things meat. 

GIOVANNI D’AMOUR GREEN is inspired by the need to share with others the beauty of nature’s bounty and the supply of nourishment each season provides. Giovanni intuitively prepares seasonal dishes that taste close to heart and home. Love is the main ingredient in all the culinary services and endeavors like Break Bread not Hearts engages within, all supported by the philosophy of “Cooking UP Community.”

LINH HOANG and YEN PHEM are the founding partners of VNFOODTOGO. Specializing in traditional Vietnamese Pho (beef noodle soup), spring rolls, summer rolls, fried rice, Bun Cha (roast pork and noodles), and Bun Chay (vegetarian noodles). Their dishes can be purchased at the Chappaqua, Hastings, Bronxville, Irvington and the Bronx Botanical Garden Farmers Markets.

DARRYL MOY is an accomplished Chinese cook who was introduced to the kitchen at an early age by his parents. Darryl has extensive experience preparing Chinese banquets for large groups.

Dance & Exercise

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*NEW* PASSPORT TO DANCE: International Dance from Around the World with Suzi Myers Tipa
Expand your horizons and explore the world through international dance and music! In this 7-week series, we will learn a dance from a different culture every week. From Hawaii to Ireland, from India to West Africa, from Mexico to Italy, you’ll exercise your muscles and your mind in this invigorating class! Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for exercise, and dance shoes or sneakers.

7 Tuesdays • April 30 to June 18 (no class 5/28) • 8-9pm • HGHS, Dance Studio • $90

PILATES with Michelle Saccurato 
Pilates is an excellent method for improving core strength, alignment, flexibility, and mind-body awareness--these are essential components of movement and function to protect a healthy back. Rev up the workout by using a weighted ring for added resistance to the core, and more. Ring provided in class. Please bring your own mat.

(Date/Price changed from printed catalog)
11 Wednesdays • March 20 to June 5 (no class 4/15) • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, Dance Studio • $132
. . .new date as of 3/8/19

Learn the basics of your favorite ballroom dances; including salsa, merengue, swing, waltz, tango and more while learning partnering techniques for leading and following. No partner necessary, just your sense of adventure and sense of humor! Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for exercise and dance shoes or sneakers.

7 Tuesdays • April 30 to June 18 (no class 5/28) • 7-8pm • HGHS, Dance Studio • $90

This multifaceted class will contain all of the benefits of working with a certified personal trainer/group fitness instructor while exploring different modalities of training to help you achieve your fitness goals. Using traditional dumbbells and weight training techniques, cardio intervals and circuit training, the workouts will vary from week to week to help you get fit and have fun in a class. It will keep you coming back for more week after week! Some experience with weights would be helpful. Please bring a yoga/exercise mat, water bottle and small fitness ball to class.

Section A: 10 Tuesdays • March 12 to May 21 (no class 4/16) • 6:30-7:30pm • HGHS, Fitness Center • $120 *Limit 10

Section B: 10 Tuesdays • March 12 to May 21 (no class 4/16) • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, Fitness Center • $120 *Limit 10

VINYASA YOGA with Kathryn Ward
Vinyasa yoga, based on the practice of K. Pattabi Jois, is a practice where postures often flow from one to the next. The class will start with the standing postures, go to seated postures, and finally to some reclining postures. This is a multi-level class so all are welcome. The first couple of weeks will be focused on those who are beginning yoga or are coming back after a gap so that we can establish proper form and core postures. As we proceed through the 10 weeks, the practice will become more vigorous, but modifications for all levels will be offered. As always, you will be encouraged to listen to your own body and to find your edge, but not go beyond that edge.

10 Mondays • April 1 to June 17 (no class 4/15 & 5/27) • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, F-1 • $120

ZUMBA/ZUMBA TONING with Annette Leone
Zumba® is the cardio dance fitness workout with an energizing mix of Latin and world rhythms that feels like a party! Burn hundreds of calories without even realizing it. Zumba’s® mix of low- and high-intensity moves, in an interval style cardio dance fitness party, take the “work” out of workout. No dance ability required! Great music, fun choreography and easy-to-follow moves make this Zumba® class perfect for everyone. All ages and fitness levels, from beginners to the more experienced fitness addicts, will come together for a safe and effective workout that will bring a smile to your face!

10 Mondays • March 11 to May 20 (no class 4/15) • 7:15-8:15pm • HGHS, Dance Studio • $120

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About the Instructors

ANNETTE LEONE is a certified Zumba Toning, Zumba Step and Zumba Kids instructor. Her goal is to inspire others to become healthier and fit through the Zumba program.

SUZI MYERS TIPA studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and improv at Chicago City Limits in NYC. She has taught Latin and International Dance and Zumba for SUNY Purchase. She is co-founder and Company Manger for World Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit professional dance company dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural understanding through the arts. She currently performs with World Dance Theatre and with Pat Cannon’s Foot and Fiddle Dance Company. 

MICHELLE SACCURATO has taught exercise classes for over 20 years. Her philosophy is, “Exercise at any age to increase your quality of life. Keep moving and breathing!” Her qualifications include a B.S. and M.S. in Math Special Education, a Pilates Mat Certification, and she is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Senior Fitness Study student.

KATHRYN WARD has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and started teaching it in 2015. She sees yoga as a path to connecting body and mind and as an important tool for cultivating mindfulness in daily life.

DENISE WEBER is a fitness professional with 20+ years of experience and multiple certifications. She loves to use fitness to improve the quality of life for her clients and students.


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Women make terrific investors. They are as financially literate as men are, but studies suggest that their confidence sometimes lags behind. Assess your attitude towards your finances and boost your financial confidence to be a smarter investor. How do I select a Financial Advisor? What questions should I ask in my meetings and financial reviews with my advisor? How do I build and diversify my portfolio on my own? What are the elements of a financial plan? Join us for a lively discussion and bring your own questions to discuss. Learn about modern portfolio theory and how you can use it to achieve peace of mind and financial security.

Wednesday • April 24 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)

Is your spouse on a different planet when it comes to spending, talking about, or understanding money? Are you a saver and they a spender? Your money beliefs are probably different--you grew up with different parents, didn’t you? Master Money Coach, Carrie Rattle, will discuss the following topics:

  • Why many couples clash - even when you don’t know it!
  • Why money is often responsible for divorce
  • The worst money profiles that could ever live together
  • How you influence your kids without knowing it
  • How to identify your own triggers that will set off an argument

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Thursday • March 14 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-215 • $30

It’s one thing to choose to spend. It’s entirely another to be manipulated by money psychology for decades. Do you know that there is emotion in every money decision, and logic in few? Come and learn from Master Money Coach, Carrie Rattle, why retail is so successful at getting you to spend, and why banks are so bad at getting you to save. Bring your own favorite story. You will learn:

  • To recognize anchoring, FOMO, and why a “sale” is no longer a “sale”
  • Why paying by credit card hurts you even when you pay it off
  • How emotion wins over logic almost every single time and what you can do about it

Thursday • March 28 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-215 • $30

MEDICARE 101 with Jim Farnham 
Are you currently enrolled in Medicare, or are you soon-to-be eligible for Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare Advantage Plans. Receive the most up-to-date information and simplify the choices you need to make. This program will help you become better informed and confident about what Medicare means for you!

Monday • April 22 • 6-8pm • HGHS, D-3 • This class is free (registration required)

*NEW* NOT COMFORTABLE WITH MONEY? Six Cultural Norms That  Separate Women from Money with Carrie Rattle
Join a lively presentation with Master Money Coach, Carrie Rattle, on 6 Cultural Norms that separate women from money, starting from birth. Women think about money differently, and often feel under confident or downright uncomfortable talking about money. It’s because we’re surrounded by beliefs, habits, customs, and norms that are such a part of our culture, we don’t even understand how they affect our thinking. You will:

  • Learn about the 6 Cultural Norms in detail
  • Learn to challenge these norms
  • Walk away with solutions on how to fight back – for yourself and your daughter

Thursday • April 11 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-215 • $30

Learn how to legally avoid estate taxes and nursing home costs and keep family assets from ending up in unwanted hands while maintaining control of your assets. You will learn what needs to be done in order to pass assets to children free of estate tax, how you can protect your home and other assets from future nursing home costs and how you can avoid giving extended family members access to your assets.

Monday • April 22 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)

RETIREMENT PLANNING TODAY with Scott Turner and Steven Klimaszewski
The strategies that you used to accumulate money are very different from the strategies that you will use to make sure your money lasts throughout your retirement. Come learn from two financial specialists with over thirty-five years of experience how you can create the retirement plan that you want based on the following: 

  • How to allocate your investments for your retirement
  • How to avoid investing too conservatively
  • What the basics of financial planning are and what strategies will combat inflation and taxes
  • How to determine your insurance needs and what estate planning techniques and documents you need for the distribution and management of your estate

3 Thursdays • March 28 to April 11 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, Academic Commons • $50 (workbook available for purchase ($30) at first class)

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About the Instructors

JIM FARNHAM, MBA, MS, has travelled the U.S. and Canada as a professional speaker and author. He has over twenty years of experience in insurance, financial services, retirement planning, and strategies for income distribution during retirement.

ANN HERRERO, CFP®, CTFA, CDFA™, is a financial planner with over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, including fixed income trading, private banking and trust accounts. She is a Certified Financial Planning™ Professional, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. She has an M.B.A. in Finance and Portfolio Management from Pace University and is past president of the Financial Planning Association of the Greater Hudson Valley.

STEVEN KLIMASZEWSKI is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and a Certified Fund Specialist with over 25 years of experience in financial services, including two decades of teaching retirement planning classes. Steve specializes in retirement distribution planning for pre-retirees and retirees. He has successfully helped hundreds retire using a segmentation or bucketing methodology to guide asset allocation strategies.

NEIL LUBARSKY, Esq., is a Harvard Law graduate who also possesses an L.L.M. (Masters of Law Degree) in taxation from NYU. He has been a practicing estate planning and elder law attorney for over 30 years.

CARRIE RATTLE, MBA, CDFA, is CEO and owner of Behavioral Cents, LLC and a 30-year veteran with multi-country experience in banking, credit cards and brokerage. She is a Master Money Coach who helps professional women change their money behaviors and mindset, for life. You can find Carrie at and

SCOTT M. TURNER has been in the financial services business for over 20 years. He specializes in financial consulting for individuals, families, and small businesses with an emphasis on asset management and retirement planning. Scott is a CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ Professional, and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.  He is one of fewer than 50 people nationwide who have both designations.

Games & Fun

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CANASTA: Beginner’s Series with Lori Greene
This six-week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and process to playing Canasta, a form of rummy using two full decks of cards. Through open-games, students learn the art of playing and have fun while doing it! At the end of the six weeks, students will feel confident in their abilities to play a game with friends on their own.

Section A: 6 Mondays • March 11 to April 22 (no class 4/15) • 7-9pm • HGHS, L-217 • $150 *Limit 10

Section B: 6 Mondays • April 29 to June 10 (no class 5/27) • 7-9pm • HGHS, L-217 • $150 *Limit 10

. . .with instructor Susan Cott
*NEW* Section C: 6 Mondays • March 11 to April 22 (no class 4/15) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $150 *Limit 10

*NEW* Section D: 6 Mondays • April 29 to June 10 (no class 5/27) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $150 *Limit 10

Take your Canasta game to a higher level! Learn strategy and tips on how to play to win. Students must know how to play canasta or have taken Canasta: Beginner’s Series.

Section A: 6 Wednesdays • March 13 to April 24 (no class 4/17) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-2 • $150 *Limit 8

Section B: 6 Wednesdays • May 1 to June 5 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-2 • $150 *Limit 8

*NEW* HOCUS POCUS MAGIC with Dave Ferst 
This four-week course will teach students basic principles in sleight of hand magic and is open to all levels. Learn misdirection, timing and how magic works from world-renowned magician/mentalist/memorist MagicDave. At course completion, you will have knowledge of card, coin, mind reading, puzzle and impromptu tricks, and will be able to entertain using magic!

4 Mondays • March 11 to April 1 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-2 • $100

How did you sleep last night? For many of us, it’s a nightmare (no pun intended). Tossing and turning, not able to fall asleep, waking up in the middle of the night. Taking sleeping pills and drugs that we know are not good for us. There has to be a better way. Hypnosis may be the answer. Through a process of progressive relaxation, you will learn how to fall asleep easier than ever before. You will also discover practical and effective techniques to fall asleep quicker, get a full night’s sleep, how to get by with less sleep and still be full of energy the next day!

Thursday • April 11 • 8:15-9:45pm • HGHS, L-216 • $35

Don’t let excessive weight be your curse. You’ve heard that “diets don’t work.” There is some truth to that. Weight loss begins in your mind. Discover the easy way to start shedding those extra pounds through the power of your mind with hypnosis. Finally, your opportunity to take charge of your life. Please bring a pillow and a sleeping bag or mat.

Thursday • April 11 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, L-216 • $35 ($10 materials fee collected in class for a special reinforcement CD)

MAH JONGG with Katie Goldberg 
Bam! Crack! Dot! Come learn the basics of this intriguing ancient Chinese tile game of luck and skill. You will learn the “western” style of play as sanctioned by the National Mah Jongg League. The experienced instructor will provide all learning materials as well as the current National Mah Jongg League Card.

6 Thursdays • March 14 to May 2 (no class 3/21 & 4/18) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $120 ($15 materials fee collected in class)

MAH JONGG: Supervised Play with Katie Goldberg 
Take your Mah Jongg game to a higher level! Learn scoring and betting, winning and defensive strategies, and different styles of playing the hand. Students must know how to play Mah Jongg or have taken a beginner course. All levels welcome. The current National Mah Jongg League Card will be available for purchase from the instructor, if needed. As always, prizes for the winners!

6 Thursdays • May 9 to June 13 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $120

Are you terrible at remembering names or forget where you put your car keys? In this workshop you will discover easy and sure-fire ways to instantly recall names, faces, lists, instructions, school work, and English and foreign vocabularies. Whether you’re a student looking to get better grades, a sales person who has to remember your customers’ names, employed or not, 18-95 years old, you WILL benefit from this course. Workbook is included.

Tuesday • April 23 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, D-5 • $35 

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SUSAN COTT has been teaching canasta all over the New York tri-state area, and loves when she sees the light bulb go off for her students as they learn the game and start using the various strategies she has taught them. She is a long-term resident of Armonk, where she has lived for 23 years with her husband and three children.

DAVID FERST - MagicDave is a world-renowned magician/mentalist/memorist who has been performing since the age of six. He is a top consultant in the magic field teaching sleight of hand to some of the world’s finest entertainers. He also performs for many charities such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, St. Judes children’s hospital, Orange Grove Medical Center, National Leukemia/Lymphoma Association, and many others.

KATIE GOLDBERG is a classically-trained fine artist residing in Mt. Kisco. She holds a B.F.A. from Alfred University and teaches mixed media art classes throughout Westchester County. She is an avid mah jongg player and an experienced instructor.

LORI GREENE has been teaching canasta privately for two years. She is passionate about the game and particularly loves how her groups have continued playing long after their lessons have ended. Lori previously worked as a vice president of human resources in investment banking and has held various part-time and volunteer positions.

MARC SKY has been teaching his classes and workshops in adult education schools throughout New Jersey and New York for the past twenty years. He is a psychology graduate from Rutgers University and a hypnotherapist. As a memory expert, Marc teaches easy and practical techniques that anyone can develop.

Garden & Home

terranium, countertop with place settings, herb garden, mushroom log, and garlic bulbs.

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Grow your own gourmet mushrooms! Learn the basics of using plug spawn to start a mushroom log; techniques which can be applied to many exotic and expensive varieties. Discover the culinary and medicinal uses of these woodland treats and leave with your own one-foot log, which will bloom with mushrooms! We will also talk about the cultivation of Wine Cap mushrooms in wood chips. A choice of Shiitake, Maitake, and Oysters supplies will be available.

Monday • April 29 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30 ($7 supply fee collected in class)

*NEW* EFFORTLESS AND EVERGREEN: Deer-Resistant Native Groundcovers with Missy Fabel
Move over pachysandra, myrtle and mulch. Many native groundcovers are easy to grow, deer-resistant and evergreen. Not only do they provide seasonal beauty and benefit wildlife and pollinators, they also act as a living mulch, moderating soil temperature and moisture under trees and shrubs and in the perennial garden. Whether full sun, shade or somewhere in between, there is a native groundcover for your landscape that is effortless and evergreen.

Wednesday • April 24 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $30

*NEW* GREEN YOUR BACK YARD: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Suzi Novak 
Did you know your back yard could help you reduce your carbon footprint? Whether you care for your yard yourself or employ others to do it, there are a number of things that can be done to help the planet as you plan your spring clean-up. Learn new ways to deal with the leaves, methods for building a compost pile and how to safely compost food scraps; which is a huge way to eliminate the methane that food waste creates when it is disposed of as garbage.

Thursday • April 25 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30

Everybody loves tomatoes, but they can be challenging to grow. We’ll talk about varieties to choose, trellising, and pruning methods. Tomatoes are considered “heavy feeders” so we’ll discuss how to keep them well-fed. Also, because they are susceptible to many pests and diseases, we’ll spend some time talking about identifying problems as well as organic controls for them. Bring your questions! Tomato seedlings will be available for purchase after class.

Monday • June 3 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30

Fresh herbs add great flavor to all your favorite dishes. Explore how edible herbs can be used in landscaping your vegetable garden and grown in containers, giving you a constant supply. Talk about annual and perennial herbs and how they need to be managed, how to get started, and how to harvest so they’ll keep producing all summer and into the fall. Bring your favorite container and plant it with two live herbs. Herb seedlings will be available for purchase after class.

Monday • April 8 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30

What does it take to turn a patch of your lawn into a garden plot? Learn what to consider in planning a garden; from choosing a site to selecting crops, quantities, and when to get started. Talk about siting requirements, turf removal, and soil analysis and amendment. Is it best to build boxed beds, a raised bed or just plant in a nice smooth piece of ground? Look at all these options, see plans to build a boxed bed and learn to make a raised bed. Leave with copies of Deb’s favorite catalogs.

Monday • March 25 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30

*NEW* ORGANIZING 101 with Katy Winter
Imagine the joy of a home finally decluttered. No more junk drawers, piles of papers, closets overflowing with unworn clothes, self-help organizing books collecting dust on your shelves. So many of us crave order, but find the task overwhelming. The hardest part is getting started! Katy Winter has been decluttering Chappaqua homes for the past six years. This course will simplify the process and offer ideas for transforming target areas. Whether you are a young couple setting up a new home or an empty nester trying to pare down thirty years of memorabilia, and whether your goal is to organize a pantry or edit your home from top to bottom, Katy can help you make your life at home easier and happier.

Monday • May 13 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30

PREP & STAGE YOUR HOME TO SELL with Mary Ann Bayer and Vivien Levy
Would you like to sell your home more quickly...and at top dollar? Then stage it! Staging is the process of preparing your house so it appeals to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling it more swiftly and for more money. This class will offer tips and help you decide what needs to be done to prepare your home for today’s market.

Wednesday • April 3 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)

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MARY ANN BAYER is a licensed real estate agent, REALTOR, and ASP (Accredited Staging Professional.) Mary Ann has represented both sellers and buyers for more than 10 years with the Chappaqua office of Houlihan Lawrence.

MISSY FABEL holds a certificate in Field Botany from NYBG as well as a certificate in Gardening with Native Plants of the Northeast from the Native Plant Center in Westchester.  She is a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center, a nursery school teacher at Chappaqua Friends Nursery School, a Cornell Master Naturalist, and Master Gardener Graduate. Missy also teaches classes for The Native Plant Center and is an independent native plant consultant, speaker, writer and designer.

VIVIEN LEVY is a professional stager who helps Westchester-based realtors and homeowners prepare properties for sale.

SUZI NOVAK is a longtime Chappaqua resident and a retired Greeley teacher. A New York Botanical Garden Certified Gardener and a Westchester County Master Composter, she volunteers with InterGenerate, a local organization that creates and manages community gardens.

DEBORAH TAFT is the owner of Mobius Fields, a small-scale mixed vegetable farm in Westchester County. She uses organic methods enhanced by biodynamic and nutrient dense growing practices. Mobius Fields can be found on Saturdays during the growing season at the John Jay Homestead Farm Market and the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers’ Market. Deb is a founding board member of the Westchester Growers Alliance.

KATY WINTER is a professional organizer and pantry stylist extraordinaire based in Chappaqua with a degree in Fashion Marketing from the University of Texas. Believing in a practical and minimalistic approach, she helps clients streamline their homes and simplify their lives through successful home editing.


Music genres, typewriter keys and camera lens

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For those who know how to use their cameras but feel they are not getting the results they expected, this course will focus on understanding composition and exposure for the types of situations likely to confront the family photographer. The class will teach how to get out of “auto” mode of your camera so that you can achieve the right settings for the right photograph. Students will complete photographic assignments between classes, and present their work for classroom discussion and constructive criticism. The class will develop an understanding of the tool at your disposal, and will progress to applying those tools to situations from shooting portraits of your family and taking sports photographs of your children to capturing vivid landscapes while on vacation.

4 Wednesdays • April 24 to May 15 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Studio 4 • $100

*NEW* COMEDY WRITING: Let’s Get Funny! with Rich Mintzer
Here’s your chance to flex your funny bone and create something funny. From a stand-up comedy routine and jokes for the next family event, to funny stories to enhance business presentations and humor books, comedy is always welcome as a stress release in these tough times. In this class, we’ll talk about what makes something funny, how to write humor and (for those who dare get up in front of others to perform it) how to survive on stage. We will also discuss how to get your humor published. So – let’s get FUNNY!

3 Thursdays • April 25 to May 9 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L216 • $80

FLUTE ENSEMBLE with Dianne Spitalny 
Discover the joy of playing in a flute ensemble! Have fun playing with other flutists. There is a huge amount of wonderful music composed for multiple flutes spanning the 1600s through the 21st Century. We will explore and play some of these works arranged for flute. Our course ends with a recital for family and friends. Knowledge of reading music is required. Please bring your flute and a music stand.

6 Tuesdays • March 12 to • April 23 (no class 4/16) • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-216 • $120

ROOTS OF ROCK: The History of Blues Music with Elliot Fischer
This course discusses the history of blues music and its development into Rock ‘n’ Roll. Starting with origins in Africa and the field hollers of southern workers, the development of the blues is traced from the Mississippi Delta, and includes details on the famous Robert Johnson (who wrote the famous blues song, “Crossroads”) and the legends about him. Other topics are: the migration of the black population to the north (especially Chicago) after World War II and development of Chicago as the center of electric blues; Elvis Presley and the Memphis scene; the influences of blues music on British groups like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and Cream; the rebirth in America due to Eric Clapton; and more recent bluesmen like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray. The third class covers harmonica players and the evolution from a novelty instrument to the equivalent of a horn instrument. Throughout the class, examples are given from recordings and live play by the instructor. Books and recordings are recommended.

3 Tuesday • March 12 to April 2 (no class 3/19) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $80

The New York Times once wrote that 81% of people want to write a book. Truth is, only a small percentage will ever actually complete such an endeavor. Whether you have a brilliant idea for a whodunit or want to start working on your autobiography, this class will help you put pen to paper in a friendly, supportive environment. Providing the motivation you need to catapult your work off the pages of your notebook. We will discuss the entire book process; from deciding on a topic, honing characters (if you are writing fiction) and developing an outline and table of contents, to working your way through a manuscript one chapter at a time. We will also discuss editing, research, rewrites, and how to take your book to market via agents or self-publishing options. Whether you are writing a memoir, non-fiction book, novel or children’s book, this course provides a place to begin the process.

3 Thursdays • March 28 to April 11 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-216 • $80 

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ADAM BROWN spent many years as an enthusiast and hobbyist photographer before becoming a part-time professional. His professional work consists primarily of families, couples, portraits and events, and can be found at, while his own enthusiast work can be found at He brings his love for photography and deep knowledge of its aspects to his class.

ELLIOT FISCHER has been playing blues guitar since the 1960s and is a master of the Delta slide guitar style. He has performed at local clubs and successfully taught his class at several continuing education programs in New Jersey.

RICH MINTZER, an author and ghostwriter for nearly 30 years, has penned over 80 books and taught writing classes in Manhattan and at Westchester Community College. He has also done speaking engagements on writing a book throughout Westchester County over the past 7 years.

DIANNE SPITALNY taught instrumental music in the Chappaqua Central School District (1996 to 2005) and maintains her own flute studio where she has taught students privately for over 30 years. She currently performs with The Chappaqua Orchestra often as a featured soloist and is a member of several chamber music groups including Northern Westchester Flutes.

Self Discover / Wellness

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ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: Poise, Breath & Skilled Movement with Karla Diamond
The Alexander Technique is a method for changing postural habits that often create excess tension as we go about our daily activities. This introductory session on the Technique will give you an understanding of how to use your body in a way that is stress free. The method is well known among doctors and was written up in the British Journal of Medicine as a proven way to enhance recovery from back pain.

4 Wednesdays • May 22 to June 12 • 6-7pm • HGHS, F-1 • $100

This course includes instruction in adult CPR, adult Automated External Defibrillator (AED), child CPR, child AED and infant CPR. Instruction in how to relieve choking in adults, children and infants is also included. The video-based training is complemented by supervised, corrected practical exercises. Please Note: This is not a credentialed class, you will not receive a course completion card.

Thursday • April 11 • 7-10pm • CVAC Building (233 S. Greeley Ave.) • $25 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)

It can be hard to know what dietary direction to follow when nutrition advice seems to always be changing and information can be conflicting. A properly chosen healthy diet can increase energy, relieve aches and pains and even heal chronic illnesses. In this class naturopathic doctor, Abby Egginton, will help you better understand how to eat right to optimize your health and wellbeing. We will clarify the confusing advice and learn how to create a tasty, varied and healthy diet that reduces your health risks and helps you feel great.

Wednesday • May 8 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30

For millennia, the Chinese have developed and practiced Ch’i Kung (Qigong) for calming the mind and relaxing, energizing, and healing the body and organs. Ch’i is the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ch’i Kung is characterized as “acupuncture without the needles” because it achieves similar effects. Adults of all levels, ages and conditions of health are welcome. A free video of the movements taught will be provided to each participant.

(Time changed from printed catalog)
12 Thursdays • March 14 to June 13 (no class 3/21 & 4/18) • 7:15-8:30pm • HGHS, F-1 • $160

In this lively class you will learn a simple, five-minute meditation that will energize your best inner self; the part of you that’s pure, strong and wise. Meditation trains your mind to focus on the moment instead of worrying about what occurred in the past or what could happen in the future. Test the possibility for yourself.

Tuesday • March 12 • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, iLab • $30

In these sessions, you will master a deep-power daily meditation practice. You will learn the full set of meditation practices, which will provide you with tools to discover your true, fully alive self. Learn how to blend meditation easily and comfortably into your daily life. In addition, you will come to appreciate how simple meditations can produce such profound and lasting results. If you are new to meditation, this is an easy, sound way to get started. If you’re experienced, it’s an opportunity to refresh your practices and expand perspectives.

5 Tuesdays • March 19 to April 23 (no class 4/16) • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, iLab • $100

*NEW* MINDFUL IS THE NEW SKINNY: 10 Transformational Steps to a Lighter You Inside and Out with Jodi Baretz
Are you burned out on diets, overwhelmed and tend to worry about things that probably won’t ever happen? Mindful Is The New Skinny is for any woman who struggles with numerous demands and unrealistic expectations of a perfect body and a perfect life. Taught by psychotherapist and holistic health coach and author Jodi Baretz, Jodi offers a sane and sustainable approach to ending the love-hate relationship with food and yourself. In clear, fun and relatable language, Jodi will gently guide you into a mindfulness practice by sharing her best practices, tips and techniques. She reveals how to change your mindset, combat stress and lose your emotional weight, so you can look and feel your best inside and out. Signed copies of Jodi’s new book Mindful Is The New Skinny: 10 Transformational Steps to a Lighter You Inside and Out will be available for purchase for $15.

Tuesday • March 26 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-6 • $30

One-third of all Americans take a daily multivitamin or supplement but few know how to choose the best products for their health goals. Naturopathic doctor, Abby Egginton, will review the top ten supplements that you may have considered taking and why they might be helpful (or harmful) and things to keep in mind when choosing supplements. Individual recommendations will not be made, but you will leave having a clearer sense of whether you need to take a supplement and how to choose quality multivitamins and supplements for your whole family.

Wednesday • May 22 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30

T’AI CHI FOR BEGINNERS and BEYOND with Robert Chuckrow
T’ai Chi is a meditative exercise based on Taoist philosophy and other centuries-old Chinese principles of health, spirituality and self-defense. Its natural, relaxed movements promote inner calm and improve self-awareness, balance and coordination. Recently published studies have confirmed that those who practice T’ai Chi have improved blood pressure, a reduction in fibromyalgia and arthritis pain, improved immune function and a lowered risk of falls and their resulting injuries.

12 Tuesdays • March 12 to June 11 (no class 4/16 & 5/28) • 7:15-8:45pm • HGHS, F-1 • $170

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JODI BARETZ,  LCSW, CHHC is the bestselling Amazon author of Mindful is the New Skinny- 10 Transformational Steps to a Lighter a You Inside and Out. She is a psychotherapist and holistic health coach in private practice at the Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco. Jodi received a master’s in Social Work from Columbia University, bachelor’s in Arts from Emory University, and a certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan. She has trained extensively in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy. 

ANNA BLASUCCI, a long-time meditator and a certified teacher of the American Meditation Society, loves to share Guruaj Ananada’s teachings and practices for a simple yet life transforming meditation practice.

ROBERT CHUCKROW, whose Ph.D. is in experimental physics, has studied T’ai Chi, Ch’i Kung, and other movement, self-development, and healing arts since 1970. He is a certified master teacher of Kinetic Awareness® and has taught T’ai Chi extensively. A multi award-winning author, he has written five books: three on T’ai Chi, one on diet and weight-loss, and one on the tuning of keyboard instruments. He taught physics at NYU, The Cooper Union, and Fieldston.

KARLA DIAMOND is a certified Senior Teacher of the Alexander Technique with 23 years of teaching experience. She has taught workshops around the world and maintains a private practice in Mt. Kisco.

DR. ABBY EGGINTON is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Pleasantville, NY and Ridgefield, CT. She earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She then completed a rigorous 16-month residency in Naturopathic Oncology at Indiana University Cancer Center in Goshen, IN, followed by a fellowship at Bastyr.

JOSEPH GENTILESCO is a certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor. A longtime resident of New Castle, he is also an Emergency Medical Technician riding with the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

World Languages

National flag of France, Spain and Italy

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FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS with Monique Salnikow
This course is for those who have no or some previous French study. Emphasis will be on everyday vocabulary and simple use of verbs. Come learn the basics of grammar and idiomatic expressions in an atmosphere designed to develop your confidence.

Please note time change
12 Wednesdays • March 13 to June 5 (no class 4/17) • 6-7pm • HGHS, D-4 • $225 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE with Monique Salnikow 
Acquire the ability to speak French along with the correct accent in a congenial atmosphere. This course is for those with some knowledge of the language who prefer to strengthen the basics before moving ahead. Each session is customized around the student’s aptitudes and knowledge. This is a highly-focused, enriching course with an emphasis on communication.

Please note time change
12 Wednesdays • March 13 to June 5 (no class 4/17) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $300 ($150 for Chappaqua Seniors)

FRENCH 3 with Monique Salnikow 
Spend some lively time refreshing your French with a native speaker--almost as good as going to Paris! This course is intended for students with a solid knowledge of French. Students will continue to polish grammar and vocabulary.

12 Tuesdays • March 12 to June 11 (no class 4/16 & 5/28) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $300 ($150 for Chappaqua Seniors)

INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN with Alessandro Daniele
The course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Italian. It focuses on the four areas of learning a language--listening, speaking, reading, and basic writing in real situations. Students develop communicative skills while reviewing and learning grammar as well as discussing Italian culture.

12 Tuesdays • March 12 to June 11 (no class 4/16 & 5/28) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-3 • $300 ($150 for Chappaqua Seniors)

This course is intended for students with a good grasp of Italian who would like to improve oral and comprehension skills through complete cultural immersion and active conversation with a native speaker. The course embraces the Italian culture through music, cinema, literature, popular media and, of course, cuisine. The lessons are highly interactive and organized around everyday conversation topics. Because discussion topics change with every session, this course is ideal for both new and returning students. In addition to weekly classes, the students in this course will have access to the instructor’s website for additional resources.

12 Thursdays • March 14 to June 13 (no class 3/21 & 4/18) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-3 • $300 ($150 for Chappaqua Seniors)

This is a course designed for students interested in learning basic reading, writing, and simple conversational skills in the Chinese (Mandarin) language. In addition, students will gain direct insight into Chinese culture.

12 Wednesdays • March 13 to June 5 (no class 4/17) • 6:30-7:30pm • HGHS, D-3 • $225 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)

SPANISH FOR TRUE BEGINNERS with Isabel Irizarry (new Instructor) 
This course provides an opportunity to learn to speak and understand Spanish. It is an introductory course for those who have had little or no previous study of the language.

Please note new Time and Location
10 Mondays • March 11 to May 20 (no class 4/15) • 6-7pm • HGHS, L-216 • $190 ($95 for Chappaqua Seniors)

This course is a continuation from fall 2108 and intended for students who have already had some experience studying and speaking Spanish and would like to increase fluency. Present and past tenses are covered. Prerequisite: Spanish for True Beginners.

10 Mondays • March 11 to May 20 (no class 4/15) • 7-8pm • HGHS, L-215 • $190 ($95 for Chappaqua Seniors)

This course is a continuation of Spanish Intermediate from fall 2018 and intended for students who have already had some experience studying and speaking Spanish and would like to increase fluency. Students will give short presentations and conduct dialogues in real situations. Present and past tenses are covered.
Prerequisite: Spanish for True Beginners or equivalent.

10 Mondays • March 11 to May 20 (no class 4/15) • 6-7pm • HGHS, L-215 • $190 ($95 for Chappaqua Seniors)

This class is a continuation of Spanish Intermediate II from fall 2018, and intended for students who have already had some experience studying and speaking Spanish and would like to increase fluency. Students will give short presentations and conduct dialogues in real situations. Present and past tenses are covered.
Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate II or equivalent.

10 Tuesdays • March 12 to May 21 (no class 4/16) • 6-7pm • HGHS, L-215 • $190 ($95 for Chappaqua Seniors)

SPANISH ADVANCED with Diana Walker 
This course focuses on enhancing the oral, writing, and comprehension skills by reading Spanish articles and books. Students also improve their Spanish speaking ability through active class discussion and presentations. Past, conditional and future tenses are covered. Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate or equivalent.

10 Tuesdays • March 12 to May 21 (no class 4/16) • 7-8pm • HGHS, L-215 • $190 ($95 for Chappaqua Seniors) 

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About the Instructors

ALESSANDRO DANIELE is a native of Italy and acting chairman of the Italian Department at Manhanttanville College. His vast teaching experience includes Fordham and City College, as well as many institutes in Italy.

ISABEL IRIZARRY grew up speaking Spanish and living in different parts of the Spanish-speaking world including Spain, Colombia and Puerto Rico. She is currently a teacher at Horace Greeley and is excited to rejoin the Continuing Ed program. Isabel enjoys creating engaging, meaningful experiences through the use of authentic material. 

JENNIFER KUO received her master’s degree in the teaching of Chinese from Hunter College. She has taught Chinese for more than ten years in varying levels at schools such as New York University, Hunter College, and Scarsdale High School. She currently teaches at Horace Greeley High School.

FRANCESCA EUGENI MCAFEE was born and raised in Italy. She lived in Rome for over 20 years and studied foreign languages. She has direct experience of what it takes to become multilingual, and recently created a website for the teaching of conversational Italian. Francesca is certified in Italian by The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). For additional information, please visit

MONIQUE N. SALNIKOW was born and educated in France and has been conducting French classes for the last twenty years.

DIANA WALKER is a native Spanish speaker from Argentina. This accomplished, creative, and energetic teacher challenges students by creating unique instructional programs tailored to specific needs. Diana has taught at Rippowam Cisqua and Hackley, and continues to tutor students and teach classes in Westchester.

Chappaqua Continuing Education
Horace Greeley High School
70 Roaring Brook Road
914-238-7201 x2318