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Fall 2018 Course Offerings

UPDATES TO THE PRINTED CATALOG

  • SECTION ADDED: Canasta Beginner's Series with Susan Cott
  • DATE CHANGE: Investments/Financial Planning for Women is now Wednesday, October 10th.
  • SECTION ADDED: The Chinese-American Kitchen: Favorite Chinese Take-Out Dishes Redefined (Culinary)

Art & Art Appreciation

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*NEW* ART HISTORY FOR TRAVELERS with Suzanne Altman  
This is a class for armchair travelers, those who want to relive the joys of a past trip or those planning one in the future. Each class explores a different country; their must-see museums and their essential contributions to art history. Sessions on France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Holland/Belgium, and the United Kingdom.

4 Wednesdays • November 7 to December 5 (no class 11/21) • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, D-2 • $80


*NEW* ART MOVEMENTS OF THE 19th CENTURY with Suzanne Altman  
The 19th Century was a dramatic and exciting time in the history of Western art. The work of the Romanticists, Realists, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and Symbolists displayed a marked departure from tradition. Through slide shows and discussions, this class will examine all of these movements and artists such as Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and many more, whose masterpieces enriched our world.

6 Wednesday • September 26 to October 31 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, D-2 • $120


COLLAGE COLLEGE with Katie Goldberg
Beginning with basic paper collage using gel mediums, you will learn to incorporate acrylic paint techniques, make your own papers for collage, and work with rubber stamps and stencils to add textures in molding compound. Design, color theory, and composition will be integrated into the instruction. No art experience necessary. All materials provided by the instructor.

4 Mondays • September 17 to October 15 (no class 10/8) • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 2 • $80 ($15 supply fee collected in class)


CREATING ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES with Katie Goldberg  
Nature is the inspiration for this mixed media workshop where we will explore various techniques and mediums to create traditional and imagined landscapes. Students will learn a new technique each week and will create at least 4 different landscapes. No art experience necessary. All materials provided by instructor.

4 Mondays • October 22 to November 19 (no class 11/12) • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 2 • $80 ($15 supply fee collected in class)


CREATING ABSTRACT PORTRAITS with Katie Goldberg     
Learn easy, fun ways to create abstract portraits of your favorite people or pets. The instructor will provide all materials; students need to provide image(s) they would like to use as their subject. No previous experience in painting or art skills are required. Fun and easy to achieve results!

4 Mondays • November 26 to December 17 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 2 • $80 ($15 supply fee collected in class)


*NEW* DRAWING FROM NATURE: Flowers, Fields, Trees 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 and pastel. Lessons will focus on line, value, composition, perspective, and color. Still life arrangements will be composed from natural elements including flowers, branches, vegetables, and seashells. This course directs the student to exercises that lead to more in-depth drawings. Beginners are encouraged to make a drawing during each class. Advanced students have the choice to work on refining a drawing over the course of numerous classes. Individual instruction will guide students to develop their drawing skills. Group critiques offer learning from varied styles. Please bring a sketchbook 14”x17” or larger. Other basic materials provided by the instructor.

10 Thursdays • September 20 to December 6 (no class 9/27 & 11/22) • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 3 • $200


*NEW* DUTCH GOLDEN AGE with Suzanne Altman  
The 17th Century was an extraordinary time in Dutch history for the amazing outpouring of art that occurred. Diverse subjects such as landscape, portraits, still life, and distinct genre painting were produced in unprecedented amounts. Some of the artists discussed are Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals, etc. The social, religious, and political background of the time will also be explored. This class coincides with an ongoing exhibit at the Met titled, In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at the Met.

Tuesday • November 13 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, L-216 • $30


*NEW* HOLIDAY CARD MAKING WORKSHOP with Katie Goldberg  
One night only! Come learn techniques for making beautiful, handmade greeting cards for winter holidays and general occasions. The instructor will provide all materials and share step-by-step instructions for creating unique, keepsake one-of-a-kind cards.

Wednesday • November 28 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 3 • $30 ($5 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 • September 17 to December 3 (no class 10/8 & 11/12) • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, Art 3 • $250


*NEW* WOMEN IN ART with Suzanne Altman  
Throughout history, women have been under appreciated and often overlooked for their contributions within the visual art world. This lecture looks at several familiar female artists such as O’Keefe and Cassatt, and explores many of the lesser-known names such as Gentileschi, Ruysch, and Anguisolla and the reasons for their obscurity.

Tuesday • October 16 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, L-216 • $30


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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 www.artworkslectures.com.

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.

Career & Finance

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INVESTMENTS/FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN with Ann Herraro
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.

NEW DATE: Wednesday • October 10 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)


JUMPSTART YOUR JOB SEARCH with Laura Powers
Are you feeling stuck in your job search? Frustrated that opportunities aren’t surfacing as you had hoped? Disappointed in your results? If so, you won’t want to miss this revealing, content-rich workshop that will help you zero in on what’s working - and what isn’t - in your job search and what you can do to improve your results.

Wednesday • November 7 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-215 • $30


*NEW* LINKEDIN 101 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, or advance in your current profession. This hands-on, 3-part series (take any or all three) taught by a career, executive and leadership coach will be conducted in the computer lab and all participants will create or revise their existing LinkedIn profiles and explore and use LinkedIn features.

  1. LINKEDIN 101: CREATING A PROFILE THAT WORKS FOR YOU
    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 in the job market. Basic technological skills are required.

              Thursday • October 18 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30
     
  2. LINKEDIN 101: EXPANDING YOUR NETWORK
    Once you’ve set up a profile on LinkedIn, you can expand your network exponentially, research targeted employers, identify and connect with people who work for them, become “findable” by recruiters, or learn about opportunities before they are posted. Whether you are seeking to return to the paid work world after a break, begin your first job, or advance in your current profession, this class will help you to leverage the power of LinkedIn through Groups, Postings, Alumni Connections and other topics. Basic technological skills are required.

              Thursday • November 1 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30
     
  3. LINKEDIN 101: ADVANCED FEATURES
    This third class will teach you how to use your profile effectively as a jobseeker to apply for positions, build a following for your business, use paid services through LinkedIn, or engage as a leader in your industry through online dialogue and the exchange of ideas. Whether you are seeking to return to the paid work world after a break, begin your first job, or advance in your current profession, this class will build on the topics covered in the first two classes of the series. Basic technological skills and a LinkedIn profile are required.

              Thursday • November 15 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $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 • October 15 • 6-8pm • HGHS, D-3 • This class is free (registration required)


PRESERVING FAMILY ASSETS FROM ESTATE TAXES, NURSING HOMES COSTS AND MORE with Neil Lubarsky
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 • October 1 • 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

2 Tuesdays • October 16 to October 23 • 7-9:45pm • HGHS, Academic Commons • $50 (workbook available for purchase ($30) at first class)


*NEW* SOCIAL SECURITY: HOW DOES IT WORK AND HOW CAN YOU MAXIMIZE YOUR BENEFITS? with Scott Turner and Steven Klimaszewski
Learn the basics of the program that could provide you with hundreds of thousands of dollars in your retirement years and the strategies that can help you maximize those benefits. Also learn how to integrate Social Security benefits with your other retirement income sources (e.g., pensions, 401(k)s, and IRAs) to ensure that your retirement income keeps pace with inflation and that you don’t run out of money.

Thursday • September 20 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30


THE ABCs OF MORTGAGE PROTECTION AND FINAL EXPENSE COVERAGE with Jim Farnham
Explore the differences between mortgage protection and payment protection. Compare four different ways to meet those needs and discover how to save money through a technique called bundling. Safeguard your and your family’s lifestyle against chronic, critical, and terminal medical conditions. Find out how to get “living benefits” that can be included with mortgage protection. Learn how to continue to make mortgage payments if you become sick or disabled and uncover how to pay off your mortgage early. Explore how final expense coverage works, what kinds of protection are available, and figure out how to tailor this protection to meet your particular needs. This is a straightforward, no-nonsense approach on how to address those concerns. You will also receive a complimentary planning guide! Please note: This is not a financial planning course and no investments or financial products are sold.

Monday • September 17 • 6-8pm • HGHS, D-3 • $30


EXECUTIVE CAREER TRANSITION/JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S WORK PLACE with Laura Powers
The world of work has changed, and many of the time-honored executive job search strategies that worked well ‘back in the day’ are no longer effective. What are the new realities, strategies and mindset shifts we need to accept and embrace to compete effectively in today’s dynamic and challenging job market? Join Laura Powers, Executive Career Transition Coach and President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC, for this information-rich, interactive workshop in which you will learn ‘what it really takes’ to achieve job search and career transition success in today’s competitive workplace.

Wednesday • October 3 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-215 • $30


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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.

LAURA POWERS, President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC, is an Executive Career Transition & Job Search Coach with over 20 years of experience helping accomplished executives from diverse industries and functions build the clarity, confidence, and self-marketing skills needed to make satisfying, successful career moves. Visit Laura on the web at www.powerscareercoaching.com and www.linkedin.com/in/laurapowerscareercoach13.

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.

CARROLL WELCH is a career, executive and leadership coach and founder of Carroll Welch Consulting (www.carrollwelchconsulting.com) 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.

College Prep

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SAT/ACT SUMMER BOOT CAMP with WilsonPrep
This intensive four-day class introduces strategies that apply to both SAT/ACT exams. Jump-start the test prep process and learn the strategies before the school year begins.

August 20 to August 23 • 6:30-9pm • Chappaqua Crossing • $250 *Limit 20


PSAT COURSE with WilsonPrep
This course preps students for the October PSAT and serves as an excellent introduction to the upcoming SAT. It can be a continuation from the Summer Boot Camp or used as a beginner course. Since the ACT and SAT are closely aligned, much of the skills and strategies taught within this course will also prepare students for the ACT.

5 Tuesdays • September 4 to October 9 (no class 9/18) • 6:30-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $435 ($25 materials fee) *Limit 15


ACT CLASS with WilsonPrep
This course preps students for the ACT. The course can be a continuation of the summer/fall course or a beginner course for students who have not yet begun the test prep process.

6 Tuesdays • October 23 to December 4 (no class 11/6) • 6:30-8:30pm ∙ HGHS, D-2 • $500 ($25 materials fee) *Limit 15


SAT PREP with WilsonPrep
This course is to be used as a continuation from the PSAT course. Students who have had no previous test prep and would like to take this class must first contact info@wilsonprep.com.

5 Tuesdays • October 23 to November 27 (no class 11/6) • 6:30-8:30pm ∙ HGHS, D-2 • $435 ($25 materials fee) • Limit 15


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About the Instructor

WilsonPrep courses teach all the strategies and skills necessary for testing success. For the past 15 years, WilsonPrep tutors have been motivating students with their dynamic lessons and easy-to-remember, fun strategies. It is WilsonPrep’s passion to see students succeed. Students in all courses will receive weekly homework assignments, the WilsonPrep online prep program and opportunities to take practice exams under testing conditions at WilsonPrep.

**Exams are Saturdays and are not mandatory. WilsonPrep notifies parents if weekly assignments are not completed.**

 

 

Computer & Technology

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*NEW* AUTUMN PHOTO FUN: iPhone Photography with Donald Gambino  
In this special 3-session workshop, quickly learn to take better photos with your Apple iPhone (not other brands, sorry), while incorporating both the technical AND the artistic aspects. See how to use its many capabilities such as focus, flash, self-timer, zoom, time-lapse, live picture, filters, toning, editing, sharing, posting, creating albums, organizing, and searching photos. Fun homework assignments will challenge students to learn how to “see” and use perspective, framing, cropping, color, size, emotion, mood, lighting, drama, and more. Familiarity with iPhone basics is required. Sessions include time for critiques and resources. Bring your charged Apple iPhone, Apple ID and password to class.

3 Tuesdays • November 13 to November 27 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $100


*NEW* CREATE A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR YOUR CAUSE, BUSINESS, OR HOBBY with Alan Weaver
Facebook Pages are a great way to promote your business, a cause, or just a hobby. Using your personal Facebook account, create a Facebook page for your organization. This can be a complement to your website or a separate entity, which can post upcoming events, promote your business, and more. In addition, learn how to optimize what you’re sharing by scheduling posts, uploading images/videos, creating ads, inviting people to ‘like’ your page, and more. You may wish to bring the following images to class so you will have a custom banner; Rectangular banner for top: 851 x 315 pixels & Square image about 4”. You are welcome to bring a fully-charged laptop to class along with your Facebook user ID and password.

Monday • October 15 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30


EBAY AND ONLINE SELLING with Alan Weaver
Learn how to market and list your item, methods to determine value, marketability, and managing your selling reputation. Other sites and apps such as Craigslist and Close5 will be discussed. In addition, discover shopping techniques to save on upcoming holiday purchases. As considerable information is presented, this is a demonstration class with no hands-on activities.

Thursday • October 11 • 6:30-9:30pm • HGHS Studio 6 • $35


*NEW FORMAT* FORMULAS, CHARTS AND MORE WITH EXCEL with Alan Weaver  
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 formula basics, 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 to class. As we are working with some large files, bring along your mouse, which will help with navigation. 

4 Mondays • October 29 to November 26 (no class 11/12) • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $180


*NEW* HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY with Alan Weaver
With all the news about Facebook data collection and your privacy, learn how to use it (and all other social media) safely and protect your privacy. On a positive note, you will learn how to connect with friends/family and possibly make new friends. Expand your business connections with sites including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Meetup, and Pinterest. These sites can be accessed on your tablet, cell phone, and/or laptop. As considerable information is presented, this is a demonstration class with no hands-on activities.

Thursday • October 4 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30


INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 10 (for laptop, tablet or PC users) with Alan Weaver
Do you have Windows 10 on your laptop, PC or Surface Tablet? Develop your comfort zone as you learn the basics including apps, the tiled screen, and more. Bring your fully charged laptop or tablet to this session so you can work and follow along on your device (instructor will have his laptop for your personal review should you wish to upgrade. If you wish to download any apps (many are free, some are purchased), you will need an Outlook account (free). Bring user IDs and passwords for logging in as the instructor cannot help if you do not have them with you.

Tuesday • September 25 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS Studio 4 • $30


*NEW* PHOTOSHOP FOR HOME PROJECTS AND BEYOND with Fredy Fleck
Bring your images to class and learn how to create unique and expressive photos through the limitless power of this program. This course will include a methodical overview of all the important toolsets of Photoshop, along with step-by-step instructions for correcting, retouching, and preparing images for printing, emailing, and social media, etc.

4 Thursdays • October 25 to November 15 • 7:30-9:30pm • HGHS, Studio 4 • $100


*NEW* PIVOT CHARTS AND TABLES IN EXCEL with Alan Weaver  
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 to class. As we are working with some large files, bring along your mouse, which will help with navigation. Include these critical skills on your resume! You don’t need to be an expert in Excel to take this single-session class.

Monday • December 3 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30


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 Donald_Teacher@mac.com.

2 Tuesdays • October 2 to October 9 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $70


*NEW* SO YOU THINK YOU CAN TEXT? Using Apple’s iMessage and features for free texting and more with Donald Gambino
Texting with Apple’s iMessage is so much more than FREE texting. It includes sending your voice, handwriting, scribbling, emojis, and animated GIF app-specific items as texts. Don’t want to type? Use dictation! Learn the ins & outs of group texting, blocking people, leaving a conversation, and receiving messages on all your devices so you’ll never miss a text. This is your chance to learn how useful and important texting is as a communication tool.

Tuesday • October 16 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $35


*NEW* SURFING SAFARI ON THE IPHONE, IPAD, MAC, PC: Searching efficiently & effortlessly with Donald Gambino
Learn the best practices, tips, and tricks of using the fast and powerful Safari browser for searching and surfing the web. Research or easily find what you are looking for, navigate Favorites, read multiple web pages at once, or save for later to your Reading Lists or Bookmarks. Search words on individual webpages, zoom text, photos, and images. View videos or animations full page, pause, rewind, etc. Share webpages, mail links, and items. Tired of reading...have pages read aloud to you! Need to read webpages in another language...translate it! Tired of visual clutter...block ads and banish those annoying pop-ups! Is privacy a concern...learn about Private Mode, your History, and clearing and deleting items. Change your Preferences and Settings to make Safari customized for you. Safari is a free download from Apple, for iDevices, Macs, and PCs.

Tuesday • December 4 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $35


*NEW* YOUR DIGITAL WORLD: Privacy and Surveillance…Scammers, and Phishers, and Hackers, Oh My! with Donald Gambino
In this timely demonstration, lecture, and discussion class, learn to be aware and protect your privacy from scammers, phishing, hacking, and social engineering online & offline. Topics include current events, best web searching practices, passwords & PINs, VPNs, ad blockers, tracking, biometrics (face, fingerprint, voice, crowds), smart-homes, pesky drones, fake ATMs, Facebook, Google, “the camera game”, and more. Links, articles, and info will be shared.

Tuesday • December 11 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $35


WEB DESIGN WITH WORDPRESS: Create a website on the 1st day with Fredy Fleck
WordPress is 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 • September 20 to October 18 (no class 9/27) • 7:30-9:30pm • HGHS, Studio 4 • $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 www.fredyfleck.com.

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 www.donaldgambino.com.

ALAN WEAVER’s business, The Big Picture, provides computer training in Microsoft Office and Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign) software. In addition, website design and marketing plans are provided to area businesses. He also is an adjunct professor at Housatonic Community College where he teaches computer and business courses. Alan has been teaching technology, computer, and business courses throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties for over 20 years.

Culinary

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*NEW* COOKING UP COMMUNITY: Soup, Simmer, and Smile with Giovanni D’Amour Green
Cooler nights act as the catalyst for our collective cauldrons to simmer with heart-warming broths, bisques, and everything in between. Come and learn the simplicity of soup, the ultimate one-pot meal that we shall pair with a delicious, love-filled seasonal side dish.

  1. ROASTED CORN AND RED LENTIL SOUP
    Golden brown corn with the flavors of summer grilling fused with red lentils and more. Served with a side dish of blackened pineapple and feta salad.
              Thursday • October 18 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
     
  2. WINTER SQUASH AND SHIITAKE SOUP
    Asian-inspired shiitake mushrooms and winter squash bring together hearty and healthy. Served with a side of ginger-honey fried rice.
              Thursday • October 25 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
     
  3. CHICKEN D’AMOUR SOUP
    A classic re-envisioned in a Break Bread not Hearts style. Served with a side of freshly-baked herbed pita bread.
              Thursday • November 1 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
     
  4. GARLICKY WHITE BEAN TOMATO BISQUE
    For garlic lovers, this bisque is made with a base of pureed white beans and combined with roasted tomatoes and more. Served with a side of a crispy maple-glazed cauliflower.
              Thursday • November 8 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)

*NEW* THE CHINESE-AMERICAN KITCHEN with Darryl Moy  
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.)

  1. VEGETARIAN DISHES
    Beyond tofu, explore the various forms of soybean products to create faux fish, bean curd sheet rolls ups, stir-fries and meatless dishes.
              Wednesday • October 24 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 materials fee collected in class) *Limit 8
     
  2. THE FINE ART OF STEAMING
    This class will cover the art of steaming; spare ribs, turnip cake and maybe even dessert!
              Wednesday • November 7 • 7-9pm • HGHS Cafeteria • $30 ($5 materials fee collected in class)  *Limit 8
     
  3. FAVORITE CHINESE TAKE-OUT DISHES REDEFINED
    Did you know that General Tso’s Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Orange Chicken make up four of the top 10! Learn how to make these favorite take-out dishes.
              Section A: FULL Wednesday • December 5 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 materials fee collected in class) *Limit 8 FULL

              Section B: Wednesday • December 12 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 materials fee collected in class) *Limit 8
     
  4. BRAISING AND RED COOKING: SHANGHAI-STYLE
    Dishes may include pork, pork belly, fish, chicken thighs, winter melon, and more. Great ideas for winter and the holiday season.
              Wednesday • December 19 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 materials fee collected in class) *Limit 8

*NEW* VEGETARIAN INDIAN COOKERY with Priya Manjanath  
Indian Cooking is delicious, and not as complicated as it may seem. Discover the flavors, spices and unique ingredients of this cuisine, taught the Aroli’s Kitchen way...Healthier, fresher, home cooking.  

  1. INDIAN SNACKS
    Vegetable Samosas, Cauliflower Pakoras, Chaat (Indian street food).
              Monday • October 1 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 materials fee collected in class) *Limit 8
     
  2. EASY WEEKDAY MEALS
    Green Pulao (rice), Keralan Coconut Curry, Vegetable & Paneer Jalfrezi.
              Monday • October 29 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 materials fee collected in class) *Limit 8

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About the Instructors

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.”

PRIYA MANJANATH was born in India, raised in London, and is now a Chappaqua resident. She started Aroli’s Kitchen two years ago out of sheer passion for cooking. Her stand at the Chappaqua Farmers Market in the summer of 2016 offered unique, fresh vegetarian food. She now offers cookery classes for various cuisines making vegetarian food easier to add to your repertoire. Her background and fresh, healthy take on cookery makes her Indian class not one to miss. www.aroliskitchen.com.

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 INSTRUCTOR* BALLROOM BASICS with Lauren Bova
An introduction into the wonderful world of social dance; a universal language. Dancing is a fun way to burn calories, improve balance, poise and posture, gain confidence, and fill up your social calendar. Learn the techniques and basic components needed to master the six main ballroom dances -- Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing. Partners are encouraged but not necessary to attend this class. Leather-soled shoes are suggested, but not required.

8 Tuesdays • September 25 to November 13 • 7-8pm • HGHS, Gym D • $100


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.

12 Wednesdays • September 26 to December 19 (no class 11/21) • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, Gym D • $144


*NEW* SOCIAL DANCE SAMPLER with Lauren Bova  
Learn three-partnered club dances, Swing, Hustle and Salsa. Dancing is a fun way to burn calories, improve balance, poise and posture, gain confidence, and fill up your social calendar. These three social dances are more upbeat and popular in a nightclub setting and the interchangeable steps and patterns allow beginners to get moving on the dance floor quickly. Partners are encouraged but not necessary to attend this class. Leather-soled shoes are suggested, but not required.

8 Tuesdays • September 25 to November 13 • 8-9pm • HGHS, Gym D • $100


SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING with Denise Weber
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 that 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 • September 25 to November 27 • 6:30-7:30pm • HGHS, Fitness Center • $120 *Limit 10

Section B: 10 Tuesdays • September 25 to November 27 • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, Fitness Center • $120 *Limit 10


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 • September 25 to December 11 • 7:15-8-45pm • HGHS, Faculty Lounge $170


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 9 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 • October 1 to December 17 (no class 10/8 & 11/12) • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, Faculty Lounge • $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. 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 • September 17 to December 3 (no class 10/8 & 11/12) • 7:15-8:15pm • HGHS, Gym D • $120


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LAUREN BOVA grew up as a student of Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Trained as a ballroom dance instructor at the Arthur Murray School of Dance in Charleston, SC, she specialized in teaching Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, and Swing. Lauren switched over to Lindy Hop and Balboa in 2005 and brings an elegance and lightness to these dances. She has appeared in several television ads for “Midsummer Night Swing” and was recently a featured guest on the “BK Live” morning show with partner Paolo Pasta Lanna. A collection of her performance videos can be viewed at youtube.com/user/lindyland.

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.

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.

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.

Garden & Home

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

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*NEW* EXTEND YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN’S GROWING SEASON with Deborah Taft
In the Northeast, our growing season is only about six months long...or is it? There are ways to make the season last longer in the fall and start earlier in the spring. We will discuss protected growing with row cover, low tunnels, high tunnels, greenhouses, and cold frames. Learn which varieties are suited to early- or late-season production.

Monday • October 15 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30


*NEW* FALL BACKYARD CLEANUP with Fiona Mitchell  
Every fall, area residents spend a lot of time and/or money on a fall backyard cleanup and on the management of fall leaves. Master Gardener, Fiona Mitchell, will explain the best practice for fall backyard management, and explain the technique of leaf mulching, which benefits your lawn and your backyard over the traditional practice of hauling leaves off your property.

Tuesday • September 25 • 7-9pm • HGHS, L-216 • $30


GROWING GREAT GARLIC with Deborah Taft
In the Northeast, autumn is garlic-planting time. These hardy little plants start their growth in October and then suspend operations until the spring wakes them up. Learn how to prepare the soil for garlic, properly crack and plant the cloves, and what your garlic will need in the spring to make next year’s meals more delicious! Seed garlic will be available for purchase.

Monday • September 17 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-5 • $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.

Tuesday • September 25 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-6 • $30 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)


*NEW* PUTTING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN TO BED FOR THE WINTER with Deborah Taft
Learn about fall garden cleanup and what to do to prepare for the next growing season.  We will discuss good garden hygiene, soil care, soil tests, and cutting back perennials. Learn why it is important to turn the soil and how to sow a cover crop.

Monday • October 1 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30


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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.

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

FIONA MITCHELL is a longtime gardener and environmental activist. She is a certified master gardener and master composter, and founded the leaf mulching initiative Leave Leaves Alone. She is a member of the Town of Bedford’s Wetlands Commission and works closely with Bedford 2020, an environmental organization in Bedford that provides programs and tools to enable the community to lessen its environmental impact and preserve natural resources.

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.

Hobbies & Leisure

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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FAMILY & FRIENDS CPR with Joseph Gentilesco
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, meaning you will not receive a course completion card.

Thursday • October 18 • 7-10pm • CVAC Building* • $25 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)


BECOME THE FAMILY ENTHUSIAST PHOTOGRAPHER with Adam Brown
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 Tuesdays • September 25 to October 16 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $100


CANASTA: Beginner’s Series with Carol Bennett
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 • September 17 to October 29 (no class 10/8) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-6 • $150 *Limit 8

Section B: 6 Mondays • November 5 to December 17 (no class 11/12) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-6 • $150 *Limit 8

Section C: 6 Mondays • November 5 to December 17 (no class 11/12) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $150 *Limit 8 (with Susan Cott)


*NEW* LOSE WEIGHT WITH HYPNOSIS with Marc Sky  
Here’s a few problems that those extra pounds of yours can be linked to: High blood pressure, stress, ulcers, being discriminated against, etc. You want a better life for yourself than that, don’t you? The more you weigh, the harder your heart has to work, and that is not good news. 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.

Tuesday • October 30 • 8:15-9:45pm • HGHS, L-217 • $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 • September 20 to November 1 (no class 9/27) • 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 • November 8 to December 20 (no class 11/22) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 •$120


PSYCHIC POWERS: Learn to Read Minds and Predict Your Future with Marc Sky
Want to know what someone is thinking, or move objects with your mind? Wonder what the future has in store for you? Find out how to develop your psychic powers. We all have these abilities. Women call it intuition. Men call it a hunch. In this fun, informative and entertaining workshop you will discover how to send and receive thoughts, move objects with your mind, get answers to questions about your future, astonish your friends, and much more. We predict you will have an amazing time! **For Entertainment Purposed Only**

Tuesday • October 9 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, L-217 • $35


PSYCHIC READING with Marc Sky
Renowned psychic Marc Sky will do group readings in this enlightening and entertaining class. Find out about yourself, your relationships, and your future as you learn to be your own psychic. You will also receive a detailed numerology chart prepared specifically for you that will analyze what motivates you in life, the impression you give others, the way you express yourself, best careers, your destiny, the challenges you must meet, and your personal horoscope every day for a year. Note: Because your numerology chart is prepared in advance of class, you must send an email to chappedu@ccsd.ws with your first and last name and birthday (including month, day and year). **For Entertainment Purposed Only**

Tuesday • September 25 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, L-217 • $35


*NEW* RELIVING YOUR PAST LIVES with Marc Sky  
Who were you in your last life? A soldier, a scientist, a nurse, a queen? A past life regression may give you an answer to this and other questions relating to the possibility of past lives. Have you lived before? Many people feel that we have lived before -- in the past -- as someone else. The roots of many of our present-day problems may be traced to a life that may have existed before our time. Using methods of self-hypnosis, some very interesting things are revealed that could help you improve your life. Psychologists sometimes use “Past Life Therapy” in the treatment of their patients. Whether to find your soulmate, learn a lesson from the past, or just for the fun of experiencing an exciting new adventure, now you can find out. Please bring a pillow and sleeping bag or mat. **For Entertainment Purposed Only**

Tuesday • October 9 • 8:15-9:45pm • HGHS, L-217 • $35


SPIRIT ENCOUNTERS with Marc Sky
Do you believe in ghosts? Do you have loved ones who passed away and wonder if their spirits are still around you? Can they give you messages? Can you communicate with them? Is it possible to see or feel them? In this enlightening, entertaining and amazing program, you will find out. Also, psychic Marc Sky takes you one step beyond that by showing you how to do it yourself. Through a guided, out-of-body experience, you can visit friends and family members (even pets) so you can talk to them, ask questions, connect, relive happy times, and so much more. **For Entertainment Purposed Only**

Tuesday • September 25 • 8:15-9:45pm • HGHS, L-217 • $35 ($10 materials fee collected in class for a special guiding CD)


SUPERPOWER MEMORY WORKSHOP with Marc Sky
Are you terrible at remembering names or forget where you put your car keys? In this no-holds-barred workshop, you’ll learn the secrets of developing a near-photographic memory, with very little effort. You’ll 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, 15-95 years old, you WILL profit from this course. Workbook is included.

Tuesday • October 30 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, L-217 • $35


*NEW* WRITING YOUR FIRST BOOK with Rich Mintzer  
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 in 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.

4 Thursdays • October 11 to November 1 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $100


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CAROL BENNETT is a card-playing master! She has been playing since her early childhood. She plays for fun with friends on a weekly basis. Her background in human resources and her affable and friendly personality give her the perfect combination to teach people of all skill levels.

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 www.picklepiephoto.com, while his own enthusiast work can be found at www.flickr.com/havoc315. He brings his love for photography and deep knowledge of its aspects to his class.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Music & Music Appreciation

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BEGINNING ACOUSTIC GUITAR with Ed Krzos
This course is for beginners interested in learning to play the acoustic guitar. Learn to accompany a wide-range of songs using basic chords, strums, fingerpick patterns, and techniques. Ability to read music is not required. Students must bring an acoustic guitar to class.

8 Thursdays • September 20 to November 15 (no class 9/27) • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $150


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 Wednesdays • September 26 to October 31 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-216 • $120


*NEW* ROOTS OF ROCK: The History of Blues Music with Elliot Fischer
This course discusses the history of blues music and its development into Rock & 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 Wednesdays • October 3 to October 17 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $80


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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.

ED KRZOS has a B.S. and M.A. in Music from NYU. He is a retired public school music teacher in Westchester with 40 years of experience and extensive club date appearances.

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.

6 Tuesdays • September 25 to November 6 (no class 10/9) • 6-7pm • HGHS, Faculty Lounge • $150


*NEW* ANTI-AGING: LIVING A LONGER, HEALTHIER LIFE with Kathleen Schoen
This class will focus on proven lifestyle changes to add years to your life: foods to eat to increase longevity; recipes and tools for making immediate lifestyle changes; detox tips for a healthy body; and mind and environment.

Wednesday • October 10 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-215 • $30


EXPLORING MEDITATION I with Anna Blasucci
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 • October 16 • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, C-5 • $30


EXPLORING MEDITATION II with Anna Blasucci
In these sessions, you will master a deep-power daily meditation practice. You will learn the full set of meditations 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 • October 23 to November 20 • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, C-5 • $100


*NEW* THRIVE THROUGH MENOPAUSE AND COME OUT STRONGER THAN EVER with Adriana Velez
This course is for women who are interested in natural solutions for perimenopause and menopause issues, or who would like to support their HRT through a healthier lifestyle. Together, we will discuss the stages of menopause and hormonal changes and how they can affect your health, moods, and sex life. Learn how you can manage the discomforts and challenges of menopause through simple lifestyle changes and alternative treatments and remedies from reiki to herbs. Learn how to adopt a new mindset that will help you feel more empowered and optimistic about the years ahead. This class is intended to be a safe space where you can share your experience and connect with other women who know exactly what you’re going through.

Thursday • October 11 • 7-9pm • HGHS, L-217 • $30


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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.

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.

KATHLEEN SCHOEN holds a master’s in Clinical Nutrition from New York Medical College and is certified by the American College of Nutrition. She is also a Certified Professional Cancer Coach trained in cancer management and prevention. Kathleen trained at the Mederi Foundation as an Eclectic Triphasic Medical System practitioner focusing on an integrative approach to cancer. She has designed a number of raw juices for local companies, is a Certified Raw Food Specialist, and is trained in Reiki and energy healing.

ADRIANA VELEZ is the founder of Hot Shift, a wellness company specializing in helping women through menopause (https://hotshiftwoman.com/). She is a certified 3rd Age Woman Instructor via Burrell Education and has a health coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Adriana is also a lifestyle writer.

World Languages

National flag of France, Spain and Italy

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*NEW* CONVERSATION ITALIAN THOUGH FILM AND LITERATURE with Alessandro Danielle
A conversation course in which students are introduced to key topics of modern Italian culture and society as explored through cinema and short stories. Students will refine their speaking skills, enrich their vocabulary and strengthen their use of more complex grammatical and idiomatic expressions in Italian. This class is intended for advanced Italian speakers.

12 Tuesdays • September 25 to December 11 • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, D-3 • $240 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)


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.

12 Wednesdays • September 26 to December 19 (no class 11/21) • 6:30-7:30pm • 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.

12 Wednesdays • September 26 to December 19 (no class 11/21) • 7:30-9:30pm • 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 • September 25 to December 11 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $300 ($150 for Chappaqua Seniors)


ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS 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 • September 25 to December 11 • 6-7:30pm • HGHS, D-3 • $240 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)


ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS with Francesca Eugeni McAfee
This course is ideal for new and returning students with little knowledge of Italian who would like to develop basic speaking, reading, and comprehension skills essential for travelers. Students will build a vocabulary base, strengthen their understanding of the Italian culture, and learn to communicate using everyday idiomatic expressions. In addition to weekly classes, the students in this course will have access to the instructor’s website for additional resources and conversation practice.

12 Mondays • September 17 to December 17 (no class 10/8 & 11/12) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-3 • $300 ($150 for Chappaqua Seniors)


ITALIAN LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND CONVERSATION with Francesca Eugeni McAfee
This course is for students with some knowledge of the Italian language 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 the selection of discussion topics changes with every session, this course is also ideal for returning students who would like to continue their journey into the Italian language. In addition to weekly classes, the students in this course will have access to the instructor’s website for additional resources and conversation practice.

12 Thursdays • September 20 to December 20 (no class 9/27 & 11/22) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-3 • $300 ($150 for Chappaqua Seniors)


MANDARIN CHINESE FOR BEGINNERS with Jennifer Kuo
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 • September 26 to December 19 (no class 11/21) • 6:30-7:30pm • HGHS, D-3 • $225 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)


SPANISH FOR TRUE BEGINNERS with Diana Walker
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.

12 Mondays • September 17 • to December 17 (no class 10/8 & 11/12) • 7-8pm • HGHS, L-215 • $225 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)


SPANISH INTERMEDIATE with Diana Walker
This course is 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.

12 Mondays • September 17 to December 17 (no class 10/8 & 11/12) • 6-7pm • HGHS, L-215 • $225 ($120 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.

12 Tuesdays • September 25 to December 11 • 7-8pm • HGHS, L-215 • $225 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)


SPANISH FOR TRAVELERS with Isabel Irizarry  
Thinking about taking a trip to a Spanish-speaking country? This course is a great way to feel confident communicating in basic Spanish. We will concentrate on speaking, listening, and reading skills that are essential to interactions as a traveler. Classes will be tailored to student interests and will include building a personal phrasebook, practicing authentic situations, and learning about cultural norms. Students will also be directed to websites and apps that will serve as travel support and/or a place to practice language skills.

12 Wednesdays • September 26 to December 19 (no class 11/21) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-6 • $300 ($150 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 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 www.ItalianMyWay.com.

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 (then press 6)
chappedu@ccsd.ws