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Learn strategies before the hectic school year begins.
Monday, August 20 to Thursday, August 23 -- 6:30pm-9:00pm
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. Course includes SAT/ACT diagnostic exams, practice questions, ten hours of instruction and the WilsonDailyPrep online program. For more information, call (914) 861-2085 or email email@example.com.
Cost: $250 (class limited to 20 students)
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Free Parent SAT/ACT Information Meeting
This meeting will introduce the SAT/ACT, explain the differences/similarities between the tests, discuss various testing game plans, and answer questions about the exams.
Session to be held at Greeley in room D2 on May 23rd at 7:30pm.
You must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
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ABSTRACT FLORALS with Katie Goldberg ~NEW~
This 4-week session will use a floral focal point to practice painting, drawing, and mixed media skills. Students will learn to understand what they see as shapes and values, to overcome fear of the blank canvas, to silence their inner critic, and to paint intuitively. The instructor will supply class materials.
4 Mondays • April 9 to April 30 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 2 • $80 ($15 supply fee collected in class)
BLACK & WHITE DRAWING: Pencil, Charcoal & Ink with Dr. Quincy Egginton ~NEW~
Each class will introduce a media--graphite, charcoal, pen and ink. Techniques will include drawing contour line, building value, cross-hatching and ink washes. Demonstrations will present methods to explore. This step-by-step class is ideal for beginners and experienced students who want to refine their drawing skills. Basic materials will be provided but students are asked to bring a sketchbook 12”x15” or larger.
5 Thursdays • March 15 to April 26 (no class 3/22, 4/5) • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 3 • $100 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
BEADWEAVING with Dana Stein-Dince ~NEW~
Learn to weave with beads and crystals using stitches such as peyote, right-angle weave, and brick stitch. Each week will feature a different technique that can be used to create jewelry that will look as intricate as it is beautiful. All levels welcome.
3 Wednesdays • May 9 to May 23 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 3 • $60 ($15 materials fee collected in class)
DRAWING IN COLOR with Dr. Quincy Egginton ~NEW~
Explore drawing techniques in color using a variety of art media--colored pencil, oil pastel, chalk pastel and watercolor. Study of the color wheel and demonstrations of techniques will guide students to experience the unique qualities of each media. The challenges of rendering value with color will be explored through the various media. This course will add to your drawing skill and creative expression with color. Basic materials will be provided but students are asked to bring a sketchbook 12”x15” or larger.
6 Thursdays • May 3 to June 7 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 3 • $120 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
HOW TO READ AND INTERPRET A WORK OF ART with Suzanne Altman ~NEW~
In this class, you will learn many different ways of looking at art and gain a deeper understanding of how to interpret artwork. We will examine artist’s choice of subject matter, media, size and proportion, as well as their use of point of view, perspective, and symbolism to convey the meanings in their work. Using simple criteria, students will learn to identify various eras and schools of art.
6 Thursdays • March 15 to May 10 (no class 3/22, 4/5) • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $120
KNITTING WORKSHOP: “The Great American Afghan” with Dana Stein-Dince ~NEW~
All levels welcome - Learn knitting stitches and techniques while constructing 12”x12” squares that will comprise a lovely afghan. Blocking and assembly techniques will be taught. Patterns are from the acclaimed “Great American Afghan” series originally published in Knitter’s Magazine. Email email@example.com for supply list.
5 Wednesdays • March 14 to April 18 (no class 4/4) • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 3 • $100
MUST-SEE TREASURES OF THE GREAT NYC MUSEUMS with Suzanne Altman ~NEW~
This two-part series will spotlight The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and other smaller, lesser-known gems of the New York museum scene such as the Frick, the Brooklyn Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Neue Galerie and others.
2 Wednesdays • April 18 to April 25 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $60
THE ART JOURNAL with Katie Goldberg ~NEW~
Used by artists for centuries, a handmade journal can be your sketchbook, inspiration station, and a place to audition ideas and creative solutions. Over 4 sessions, students will create their own art journal while learning various mixed media techniques and simple book-binding skills. The instructor will supply class materials.
4 Mondays • May 7 to June 4 (no class 5/28) • 7-9pm • HGHS, Art 2 • $80 ($15 materials fee collected in class)
THOMAS COLE AND THE ART OF THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL with Suzanne Altman ~NEW~
Coinciding with an exhibit at the Met, this class will discuss Thomas Cole, the founder of the first American art movement. Discussion of his influences from European painters such as Constable and Turner, some of his most important works such as The Course of Empire, and his subsequent influence on other 19th-century artists such as Frederick Church and Asher Durand.
Wednesday • April 11 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30
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 12 to May 21 (no class 4/2) • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, Art 3 • $250 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN: Investment Basics with Ann Herraro
Women make terrific investors. Have you ever been in your advisor’s office and heard, Wah...Wah...Wah, just like Charlie Brown when adults are talking? You hear the words, but don’t truly understand the whole concept. You are afraid to ask questions because everyone else in the room seems to understand. Portfolio management is infused with jargon--different kinds of returns (current, year to date, implied,) standard deviation, variance, beta, R squared and effective marginal tax rates. If you want to understand investment and financial planning jargon, and achieve peace of mind and financial security, this course if for you.
Wednesday • April 11 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $30 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)
JUMPSTART YOUR JOB SEARCH with Laura Powers ~NEW~
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 • May 23 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-216 • $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 more well-informed and confident about what Medicare means for you!
Wednesday • April 11 • 6-8pm • HGHS, D-3 • This class is free (registration required)
NETWORKING FOR CAREER AND BUSINESS SUCCESS with Laura Powers ~NEW~
Networking is an essential business and career development skill. It is also, unfortunately, one of the most widely misunderstood (and misused) career management strategies. Join us for this highly informative workshop and learn the 3 Guiding Principles of strategic networking, the #1 most common networking mistake people make, and the 5 steps you need to take to create and sustain a lifelong, loyal network that will help ensure your career longevity, satisfaction and success.
Wednesday • April 18 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-216 • $30
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 • April 23 • 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 • March 20 to March 27 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-216 • $50 (workbook available for purchase ($30) at first class)
THE NEW RULES OF CAREER SUCCESS 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 • March 21 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-216 • $30
EBAY ROADSHOW with Alan Weaver
Learn about the buying and selling process with eBay. We will discuss how to determine possible value and marketability of item including many tips and strategies on buying/selling. Learn about the different auction types, fees, how to write effective descriptions, shipping, PayPal, and uploading of images, etc. Instructor will discuss eBay apps that can be used on your cell phone or tablet. Please note: This is a demonstration class (no hands-on computer work.)
Monday • May 21 • 6:30-9:30pm • HGHS Studio 6 • $35
EMPOWER YOUR POWERPOINT! with Alan Weaver
Most users know how to do the basics with this program. In this single-session class, familiarize yourself with the more advanced functions in creating a custom presentation, revising a theme or template and making it your own. Enrich the presentation with graphics that impress and communicate! Your PowerPoint can be used in so many ways, from an ongoing slide show to creating an MP4 video that can be posted on your website or on YouTube. Optional: Bring a flash drive to class so you can take your work home.
Monday • March 19 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK with Alan Weaver
After discussing security, privacy, and what to share, learn how social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Instagram, and LinkedIn allow you to connect socially and professionally. In this demonstration class (not hands-on,) discover how to share and interact. There will be a brief and honest discussion regarding sites such as Tinder, SnapChat, and Flickr.
Monday • May 14 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30
FORMULAS, CHARTS AND MORE WITH EXCEL with Alan Weaver ~NEW~
Students will learn the basics by creating formulas, if statements, v-lookups, multi-page documents, sorting, shortcuts, printing the document, and quickly navigating around large documents. In addition, you will discover how to create charts and graphs.
3 Wednesdays • March 14 to March 28 • 6:30-9:30pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $140
ICLOUD BASICS: Keep Your Devices and Documents Up to Date with Donald Gambino
Apple’s iCloud seamlessly synchronize & backups your important info: Contacts, Mail, Calendars, Photos, Notes, Reminders, iTunes purchases, and apps, to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch. Upload files onto iCloud Drive. Can’t find your device? Use “Find my iPhone” for any device. Create, collaborate, and save your Apple Numbers, Pages, or Keynote files for access from any device. Note: Students bring your Apple ID and password to class. Note: highly recommended prerequisite: iPhone Essentials, or iPad Fundamentals. Note: Please email your 3 questions/topics at least 1 day before class starts to the instructor at Donald_Teacher@mac.com.
2 Thursdays • May 3 to May 10 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $70
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 follow along on your device (instructor will have his laptop for your personal review should you wish to upgrade). Follow along during this demonstration session so you can work on your device. If you wish to download any apps (many are free, some are purchased), you will need an Outlook account (free). Bring IDs and passwords for logging in as the instructor cannot help if you do not have them with you.
Monday • May 7 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS Studio 6 • $30
IPHONE ESSENTIALS: Say Hello! with Donald Gambino
Understand the basic operations and features of the iPhone: visual voicemail, conference calling, Calendar, Mail, Contacts, iMessage texting, FaceTime video calling, Safari web searching, iTunes music, video, and other apps. Note: Email your top 3 questions regarding the Apple iPhone at least 1 day before class to Donald_Teacher@mac.com.
2 Thursdays • March 15 to March 29 (no class 3/22) • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $70
IPHONEOGRAPHY: From Snapshots to Photographs! with Donald Gambino
Learn technical aspects of, and best practices for, taking photos with the most used camera in the world, the Apple iPhone! Learn artistic and creative skills to make your images unique and impactful. Topics covered will include camera settings, features, lighting, environment, depth of field, macro photography, self-timer usage, focusing, and more. Fun, weekly homework assignments require that you practice and incorporate artistic techniques such as perspective, framing, cropping, and shooting for color, B/W, size, emotion, and mood for critiques to improve. Bring to class: Charged Apple iPhone. Prerequisite: Basic experience with iPhone.
4 Tuesdays • May 1 to May 22 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $140
MACINTOSH LAPTOP: Time to Learn the Basics with Donald Gambino ~NEW~
Bring your Mac laptop to learn Mac Basics: MacOS, Mail, Contacts, Safari, FaceTime, iTunes, Photos, iMessages, iCal, and much more! Prerequisite: Bring your Mac laptop with charged battery and power cable. Note: Email your top 3 questions regarding the Mac at least 1 day before class to Donald_Teacher@mac.com.
3 Tuesdays • April 10 to April 24 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $105
PHOTOSHOP with Fredy Fleck
Photoshop is the leading image editing software. This course includes a methodical overview of all the important tool sets of Photoshop, along with step-by-step instructions for correcting and preparing images for printing, emailing, or even sharing images as photo albums. Bring your own images to class and learn how to create unique and expressive photos through the limitless power of this program.
4 Thursdays • March 15 to April 19 (no class 3/22, 4/5) • 7:30-9:30pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $100
SETTINGS FOR IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD TOUCH: Don’t Be Afraid! with Donald Gambino ~NEW FORMAT~
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/topics at least 1 day before class starts to the instructor at Donald_Teacher@mac.com.
2 Thursdays • April 12 to April 19 • 7-9:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $70
WEB DESIGN WITH WORDPRESS with Fredy Fleck
WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool used to create a website or blog. It is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and creation tool in existence today. Since starting in 2003, it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. You are free to use WordPress for anything, from your recipe site to a Fortune 500 website, without paying anyone a licensing fee, along with a number of other important freedoms.
4 Thursdays • April 26 to May 17 • 7:30-9:30pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $100
WORK LIKE A PRO WITH WORD! with Alan Weaver ~NEW~
For those of you familiar with the basics of Word, take it to the next level in this single-session class where you will discover how to do desktop publishing, set tabs, format a resume, create and modify styles, generate a table of contents, and customize tables. Optional: Bring a flash drive to class so you can take your work home.
Monday • March 12 • 6:30-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $30
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
- Fire starting and maintaining temperature
- Meats and sauces
You will learn the mechanics of smoking, and the preparation of various meats.
Thursday • May 24 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-6 • $30
COOKING UP COMMUNITY: A culinary exploration of cuisines that reflect our culture with Giovanni Chef D’Amour Green ~NEW~
Break Bread not Hearts was founded in 2012 with one philosophy: “Cooking UP Community--Understanding the impact of knowing where our food comes from and striving to support local and regional farmers and producers.” Giovanni Chef D’Amour Green will guide the palate on a culinary journey with food from around the world. A melting pot of cuisines from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia and the United States will be showcased. The underlying theme throughout this six-part series is that food is a common denominator 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 15 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
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 • May 10 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
- LATIN AMERICA
We set our taste 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 • April 12 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
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 • April 19 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
We’ll take a star-spangled seat at the table as we express our culinary liberty with a chicken noodle soup for the soul alongside a decadent cauliflower mac and cheese.
Thursday • April 26 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
- GLOBAL GOURMET
Spanning both sides of the equator from land to sea, we set all borders free and create several dishes that represent the abundance of planet Earth’s harvest.
Thursday • May 3 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
FAVORITE RECIPES FROM CRABTREE’S KITTLE HOUSE with Jay Lippin
The award-winning chef will demonstrate and share recipes, cooking and presentation tips to use in your own kitchen to create a variety of fabulous foods for the coming season. Creative appetizers, entrees, desserts and garnishes will be included. The emphasis will be on simple preparations for elegant dishes.
Wednesday • May 9 • 7-9pm • Crabtree’s Kittle House (11 Kilttle Rd.) • $60
THE CHINESE-AMERICAN KITCHEN with Darryl Moy ~NEW~
In this six-part series, learn Chinese home cooking techniques ranging from traditional dishes to short cuts from a 4th-generation Chinese-American.
- CHINESE NEW YEAR DISHES AND “LUCKY” FOODS
This class will cover how to prepare traditional spring rolls, dumplings, glutinous rice cakes, noodles, fish, and fruit.
Wednesday • March 14 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
- DIM SUM I
This class will cover the wonders of wonton wrappers.
Wednesday • March 28 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
- DIM SUM II
This class will cover hot water dough pot stickers, scallion pancakes, and moo shu pork.
Wednesday • April 11 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
- THE ART OF STEAMING
This class will cover steaming meat, fish, vegetables, and eggs.
Wednesday • May 2 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
- STIR-FRY FAVORITES
This class will cover the following stir-fry dishes: Ma Po tofu, eggplant with chicken, and shrimp.
Wednesday • May 23 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
- NOODLES, NOODLES, NOODLES
This class will cover the following noodle dishes: Hong Kong pan-fried, rice noodles and rice sticks.
Tuesday • June 5 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
VEGETARIAN INDIAN COOKERY with Priya Manjanath ~NEW~
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.
- INDIAN COMFORT FOOD
This class will cover how to prepare vegetable pulao (vegetable rice), kofta curry (dumplings in a spicy sauce) and masala potatoes.
Monday • March 26 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
- EASY LENTIL & PULSE DISHES
This class will cover how to prepare rajma masala (spiced kidney beans), simple tomato dhal and kosambri (South Indian lentil salad)
Monday • April 9 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 *Limit 8 ($5 supply fee collected in class)
BALLROOM BASICS with Westchester Ballroom
Here’s your chance to master the Rumba, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Swing and Disco. Learn to think of dancing as a conversation set to music, where you can respond smoothly and easily to your partner. By the end of our sessions, you’ll be prepared for your wedding or other social event. Partners are encouraged, but not required. Please bring leather-soled shoes.
8 Thursdays • March 15 to May 17 (no class 3/22, 4/5) • 7-8 pm • HGHS, Gym • E $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 • March 14 to June 6 (no class 4/4) • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, Gym E • $144
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 • March 13 to May 22 (no class 4/3) • 6:30-7:30pm
HGHS, Fitness Center • $120 *Limit 10
- Section B: 10 Tuesdays • March 13 to May 22 (no class 4/3) • 7:30-8:30pm
HGHS, Fitness Center • $120 * Limit 10
TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS and BEYOND with Robert Chuckrow
Tai Chi (Yang style method,) is a gentle form of exercise often called meditation in motion, and has been practiced in China for hundreds of years. This ancient art helps relieve stress, increase strength and flexibility, and improve balance, coordination and circulation. Its slow and graceful movements make it accessible to anyone, regardless of age or level of physical fitness.
12 Tuesdays • March 13 to June 5 (no class 4/3) • 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, not to go beyond that edge.
10 Mondays • March 26 to June 11 (no class 4/2, 5/28) • 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 • March 12 to May 21 (no class 4/2) • 7:15-8:15pm • HGHS, Gym E • $120
A RIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE: Composting 101 with Fiona Mitchell ~NEW~
Food makes up 35-50% of what goes into our waste stream and is responsible for about 23% of the U.S. production of the dangerous greenhouse gas, methane. Of course, we should buy less and waste less, but composting is the next best thing for the planet. This class will teach you everything you need to know about backyard composting; why it is important to do, how to do it, what to do with it when you have it, and where to get what you need.
Thursday • May 10 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30
BACKYARD GARDENING AND SUSTAINABILITY with Fiona Mitchell ~NEW~
How to make changes in your backyard management practices to help, not hinder, the planet. Many of our gardening practices are very detrimental to the soil and the atmosphere and, collectively, are a serious contributor to climate change. By making some simple changes to our horticultural and yard maintenance techniques we all can be part of the solution to helping the planet heal. This class will teach you how to get more out of your garden by doing less: less mowing, less blowing, buy less mulch and fertilizer and use no chemicals.
Thursday • April 26 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30
CREATE A SHIITAKE MUSHROOM LOG with Deborah Taft
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’ll have supplies for Shiitake, Maitake, and Oysters for you to choose.
Monday • April 30 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30 ($7 supply fee collected in class)
GARDENING 101 with Fiona Mitchell ~NEW~
Science tells us that nature can be a major contributor to mental and physical health, but the sterile environment of high-maintenance lawns and mulched shrubs is not enough. Fiona Mitchell will tell you how to begin to develop a low-maintenance backyard that is nourishing to the soul as well as to butterflies, birds and bees. You’ll learn how to take care of your lawn sustainably but, more importantly, why we should all grow more trees, shrubs and flowers; how to grow plants that work in our region, and where to get them, where to put them, and how to take care of them.
Thursday • April 12 • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30
GROWING GREAT TOMATOES with Deborah Taft
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 4 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30
GROWING HERBS OUTDOORS with Deborah Taft
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 2 live herbs. Herb seedlings will be available for purchase after class.
Monday • April 16 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $30
GROWING ORGANIC VEGETABLES with Deborah Taft
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 how to make a raised bed. Leave with copies of Deb’s favorite catalogs.
Monday • March 26 • 7-8:30pm • 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.
Tuesday • April 17 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-6 • $30 (no fee for Chappaqua Seniors)
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, which means you will not receive a course completion card.
Thursday • April 12 • 7-10pm • CVAC Building (233 N. Greeley Ave.) • $25 (No fee for Chappaqua Seniors)
AMAZING PSYCHIC POWERS with Marc Sky ~NEW~
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!
Tuesday • April 24 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, Academic Commons • $35
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, taking sports photographs of your children, to capturing vivid landscapes while on vacation.
4 Tuesdays • April 10 to May 1 • 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.
6 Mondays • March 12 to April 23 (no class 4/2) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-6 • $150 *Limit 8
6 Tuesdays • March 13 to April 24 (no class 4/3) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-6 • $150 *Limit 8
CANASTA: Supervised Play with Carol Bennett
Take your canasta game to a higher level! Perfect for those who have taken Canasta: Beginner’s Series or are already familiar with the basics and ready to put their skills to the test. Learn strategy and how to play to win!
6 Mondays • April 30 to June 11 (no class 5/28) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-6 • $150 *Limit 8
ENTHUSIAST PHOTOGRAPHY: The Hudson River Landscape with Adam Brown ~NEW~
The Hudson Valley provides amazing opportunities for landscape photography. Beyond general photography, this class will explore technical and compositional skills in relation to landscape photography. The first class will address compositional techniques for landscapes, use of tripods, and night photography, as well as some discussion of post-processing techniques for maximizing landscape photography. The second class will be conducted on location, at a site to be determined. The third and final class will be an opportunity to review our photographs including further post-processing. Students should have familiarity with the functionality of their camera and manual controls. It is further recommended that students own, or are willing to purchase or download a trial version, of editing software (Lightroom is highly recommended).
3 Wednesdays • May 2 to May 16 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $75
FLY FISHING with the Croton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited
This comprehensive training will include equipment review (rods, reels, lines and leader), insect identification, knots & stream-side etiquette and casting fundamentals. In addition to providing and using CWCTU’s guide book Fly Fishing the Croton Watershed, the class will include powerpoints, videos and hands-on exercises. A 9th week bonus class will be included in which participants will be paired with an experienced CWCTU member for a morning of local fishing. Prior fishing experience is not necessary. Equipment provided at no cost for all of the casting classes.
8 Wednesdays • March 14 to May 9 (no class 4/4) • 7-9pm • HGHS, L-216 • $175
FLY TYING FOR FLY FISHING with the Croton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Designed for fly fishers with at least 2-3 years of experience, the program will start with an introduction to tools and materials. Every week students will learn to tie 2-3 new patterns. There will be an emphasis on developing correct technique. By the last class, participants will have tied 12-15 essential patterns and be able to read a “recipe” and successfully tie patterns on their own. Because this is a hands-on program, there will be a 1:4 teacher-student ratio. All tying materials are included in the registration fee. Tying equipment and tools will be available, at no additional cost, during class.
8 Wednesday • March 14 to May 9 (no class 4/4) • 7-9pm • HGHS, L-215 • $175
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.
4 Thursdays • April 12 to May 3 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Academic Commons • $80 ($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!
4 Thursdays • May 10 to May 31 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Academic Commons • $80
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name.
Monday • March 19 • 6:30-8pm • HGHS, Academic Commons • $35
SPIRIT ENCOUNTERS: How to communicate with loved ones who have crossed over with Marc Sky ~NEW~
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.
Tuesday • April 24 • 8:15-9:45pm • HGHS, Academic Commons • $35 ($10 materials fee collected in class for a special guiding CD)
SUPERPOWER MEMORY: How to remember anything, anytime, anywhere, easily! 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, 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.
Monday • March 19 • 8:15-9:45pm • HGHS, Academic Commons • $35
APPRECIATING MUSIC OF THE 20th & 21st CENTURIES with Daniel Blake
To appreciate modern music, we must be willing to become active listeners. This course will guide students in exactly this direction by providing the historical context, listening skills, and spirited in-class discussion that will de-mystify music of the past century, as well as the current one. Styles covered will include recent developments in opera, symphony, jazz, and popular music. Ultimately, these seemingly disparate kinds of music will be revealed as greatly influencing one another, forming a rich and ever-expanding musical soundtrack to our modern era.
8 Mondays • March 12 to May 7 (no class 4/2) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $160
BEGINNING 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 • March 15 to May 17 (no class 3/22, 4/5) • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, D-5 • $150
FLUTE ENSEMBLE with Diane Spitalny ~NEW~
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 • March 14 to April 25 (no class 4/4) • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $120
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: Poise, Breath & Skilled Movement with Karla Diamond ~NEW LOCATION~
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 also 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 • April 10 to May 15 • 6-7pm • HGHS, Faculty Lounge • $150
BUILDING BETTER PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS with Denise D’Agostino ~NEW~
Are some relationships easier than others? Do you have people or situations that you are most challenged by? Want to be more effective at collaborating and influencing others? In this workshop, learn about behavioral styles, how to identify your’s and explore others through a simple people-reading technique. Gain insight and drive better outcomes by understanding what are different styles priorities (and your’s!), motivators and stressors. Identify strategies you can put right into action to get even better results in your work
Wednesday • March 14 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-6 • $30
COMBATING STRESS AND ANXIETY...IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT?: An introduction to biofeedback and mindfulness with Dr. Abby Egginton ~NEW~
Biofeedback involves using a device to monitor certain responses in your body. By providing you instant information on how your body is working, it can give you insight and feedback into your physiological function. This has been found, through extensive research, to be especially effective for helping people decrease stress and anxiety. While this used to involve complex circuitry and computer programs, there now are reliable apps that families can use to experience the benefits of biofeedback more easily. Come learn about how biofeedback and mindfulness can help you and your family deal with life stresses! (Best for those who have a smart phone or tablet that they can bring to class.)
2 Tuesdays • March 13 to March 20 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $50
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 • March 20 • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, Library • $30
EXPLORING MEDITATION II with Anna Blasucci
During these classes you will master a deep-power meditation. You also will learn how to blend meditation easily and comfortably into your daily life and 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 27 to May 1 (no class 4/3) • 7:30-9pm • HGHS, Library • $100
NUTRITION 101: Wellness & Weight Loss with Barrie Wolfe ~NEW~
Students will learn nutrition basics from a cardiac and bariatric nutritionist in this highly interactive series. Barrie will share her favorite food products and recipes, and her must-have nutrition tools to stock your kitchen. She will discuss what proteins, fats and carbohydrates are most beneficial to weight loss, the importance of dietary fiber, why sugar can slow down weight loss, tips for dining out and more. She will also address some current fad diets, nutrition trends and the role exercise plays in weight loss. The goal is for students to walk away with basic healthy eating knowledge including smart food choices, appropriate portion sizes and the best foods and mindset to help with weight control.
3 Mondays • April 9-April 23 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, L-217 • $60
TIME MANAGEMENT FOR SUCCESS with Denise D’Agostino ~NEW~
We all face the daily dilemma of too much to do and not enough time to get it all done. Since time is limited, how we manage it and ourselves is key to our success. This workshop helps you analyze your habitual behaviors that help or hinder you, create strategies to be more successful and dig into a skills gap analysis to build an action plan that helps you manage more efficiently.
Wednesday • May 16 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-6 • $30
UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF THE MICROBIOME: How your digestive and mental health are influenced by your microbiome with Dr. Abby Egginton ~NEW~
The microbiome consists of the microbes that live in and among us. Research into how the microbiome contributes to our health is exploding and bringing about a fascinating shift in certain areas of medicine. In this class you will learn about the latest findings in this field and how this relates to the health of you and your family members. Curious about probiotics? Concerned about the side-effects of antibiotics? Want to know what diet is best to keep yourself healthy? All of this will be covered in this interactive class.
2 Tuesdays • April 10 to April 17 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-2 • $50
DISCOVER YOUR EMOTIONAL GENIUS with Denise D’Agostino
In today’s fast-paced world and often-turbulent time, each of us searches for effective tools to help us manage, adapt and stay ahead of the curve. Learn a powerful tool that packs a punch! Emotional Intelligence framework and assessment enables you to increase your self-awareness to better recognize your own emotions and behaviors (that help or hurt you.) Start to create strategies that increase your ability to better manage your reactions thus improving your relationships and ability to reach your goals and achieve your fullest personal potential.
Wednesday • April 18 • 7-8:30pm • HGHS, D-6 • $30
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 Mondays • March 12 to June 11 (no class 4/2 & 5/28) • 6:30-7:30pm • HGHS, D-3 • $225 ($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 • March 14 to June 6 (no class 4/4) • 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 students’ aptitudes and knowledge. This is a highly focused, enriching course with an emphasis on communication.
12 Wednesdays • March 14 to June 6 (no class 4/4) • 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 • March 13 to June 5 (no class 4/3) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $300 ($150 for Chappaqua Seniors)
ADVANCED ITALIAN CONVERSATION with Francesca Eugeni McAfee ~NEW~
This course is for students who are well-versed in Italian and would like to improve fluency in the language through active conversation with a native speaker. Students are expected to have very strong oral and comprehension skills and be able to hold a conversation in Italian. The lessons are highly dynamic and organized around Italian culture themes and everyday discussion topics.
12 Wednesdays • March 14 to June 6 (no class 4/4) • 7-8pm • HGHS, D-3 • $225 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)
ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS with Francesca Eugeni McAfee ~NEW~
This course is for students with little or no 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 Tuesdays • March 13 to June 5 (no class 4/3) • 6:30-8:30pm • 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, films, literature, popular media, and, of course, cuisine. The lessons are highly interactive and organized around everyday conversation topics. This course is also ideal for returning students who would like to continue their journey into the Italian language, as conversation topics change from session to session. 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 • March 15 to June 14 (no class 3/22, 4/5) • 6:30-8:30pm • HGHS, D-3 • $300 ($150 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.
11 Mondays • March 12 to June 4 (no class 4/2, 5/28) • 7-8pm • HGHS, L-215 • $210 ($105 for Chappaqua Seniors)
SPANISH: Level 2 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 Tuesdays • March 13 to June 5 (no class 4/3) • 6-7pm • HGHS, L-215 • $225 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)
SPANISH: Level 3 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-Level 2 or equivalent.
12 Tuesdays • March 13 to June 5 (no class 4/3) • 7-8pm • HGHS, L-215 • $225 ($120 for Chappaqua Seniors)
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.
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.
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.
DANIEL BLAKE, a saxophonist, composer and educator, has developed a wide-ranging career as a contemporary composer and performer. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York and is currently on faculty at The New School and Brooklyn College.
ANNA BLASUCCI, a long-time meditator and a certified teacher of the American Meditation Society, loves to share this experience.
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.
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 and one on diet. His Ph.D. is in experimental physics, and he has taught physics at NYU, The Cooper Union, and Fieldston.
DENISE D’AGOSTINO holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University, is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC, CPC) and also is certified in a number of psychometric tools and 360 feedback tools including MBTI, STRONG, Hogan, Lominger, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Everything DiSC®, PXT Select, Conflict Dynamics and Prosci Change Management.
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.
DANA STEIN-DINCE has been designing and making jewelry using a variety of media for nearly 20 years and has been knitting since childhood. She holds an M.A. in Art History and has traveled in Europe and Asia, from which she has gained design inspiration.
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, Washington. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
STEVEN KLIMASZEWSKIS, CFP®, CFS is a financial planner and registered representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC.
JENNIFER KUO received her master 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.
ANNETTE LEONE is licensed in Zumba Toning, Zumba Step and Zumba Kids. Her goal is to inspire others to become healthier and fit through the Zumba program.
VIVIEN LEVY is a professional stager who helps Westchester-based realtors and homeowners prepare properties for sale.
JAY LIPPIN has returned to Crabtree’s Kittle House as the executive chef and has a colorful and diverse career cooking in some of the finest restaurant kitchens in NYC and Westchester. His experience includes two 3-Star French restaurants (La Reserve and Montrachet) in Manhattan as well as the famous Odeon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MONIQUE N. SALNIKOW was born and educated in France and has been conducting French classes for the last twenty years.
DICK SCORDATO has been fly fishing for over 20 years. He is a board member of the local Trout Unlimited and directs the Trout in the Classroom program. He has fly fished in the western U.S, Argentina, the Adirondack Mountains, as well as in streams and lakes a few minutes from home. His objective is to demystify fly fishing and give beginners and novices the information and training they need to get on the water, enjoy fly fishing, and catch fish.
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 and this is the subject of his workshop.
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.
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.
SCOTT M. TURNER, CFP®, FSA is a financial planner and registered representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BARRIE WOLFE graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Organizational Behavior and received a master’s in Nutrition Science from NYU. She worked as a cardiac and bariatric (weight loss) nutritionist at NYU Langone Medical Center before starting her own private practice.