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December Course Offerings

  • 12/11 - Your Digital World: Privacy and Surveillance…Scammers, and Phishers, and Hackers, Oh My
  • 12/12 - The Chinese-American Kitchen: Favorite Chinese Take-Out Dishes Redefined
  • 12/19 - The Chinese-American Kitchen: Braising and Red Cooking Shanghai-Style

Computer & Technology

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*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


*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


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About the Instructors

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* 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. 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.
              Wednesday • December 12 • 7-9pm • HGHS, Cafeteria • $30 ($5 materials fee collected in class) *Limit 8
     
  2. 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

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About the Instructor

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.

Winter Session 2019

Classes begin January 7, 2019

College Prep

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ACT PREP CLASS with WilsonPrep
This course is designed for students who have had no previous ACT prep.  Students will be provided with a full exam each week for homework. Enrollment includes optional Saturday practice exams under testing conditions at the WilsonPrep office and participation in the WilsonDailyPrep, an online program that provides daily SAT/ACT questions.

5 Tuesdays • January 8 to February 5 • 6:30-8:30 pm • HGHS, D-2 • $435 ($25 materials fee due first day of class)


SAT PREP CLASS with WilsonPrep
This course is designed for students who have had no previous SAT prep.  Students will be provided with a full exam each week for homework. Enrollment includes optional Saturday practice exams under testing conditions at the WilsonPrep office and participation in the WilsonDailyPrep, an online program that provides daily SAT/ACT questions.

7 Tuesdays • January 8 to February 26 (no class 2/ 19) • 6:30-8:30 pm • HGHS, D-2 • $600 ($25 materials fee due first day of class)


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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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THREE-DAY EXCEL BOOT CAMP* with Alan Weaver
Whether you're on break from college, about to enter college or need to polish up your skills for your current or next job, these 3 afternoon sessions will help you to fulfill one of your New Year’s resolutions to stay current. 
As we progress from formula basics, you will learn IF statements, financial functions, vlookups, multi-page documents, sorting, keyboard shortcuts, printing tips, and create publication worthy charts and graphs. Taught in a Windows environment with Office 365, skills apply to previous versions as for Mac users. Students are welcome to bring their own fully charged laptop and mouse to class.

Monday, 1/7 • Tuesday, 1/8 • Wednesday, 1/9 (snow day make up 1/10) • 4:30-7pm • HGHS, Studio 6 • $130 *Students must be 18 to attend


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About the Instructor

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.

Dance & Exercise

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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.

6 Wednesdays • January 9 to February 13 • 7-8pm • HGHS, Dance Studio • $75


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 & 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! Some experience with weights helpful. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat, water bottle, and small fitness ball to class.

Section A: 6 Tuesdays • January 8 to February 12 • 6:30-7:30pm • HGHS, Fitness Center • $75 *Limit 10 students

Section B: 6 Tuesdays • January 8 to February 12 • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, Fitness Center • $75 *Limit 10 students


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 some reclining postures. This is a multi-level class, so all levels 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. Always, you will be encouraged to listen to your own body and to find your edge, not to go beyond that edge.

6 Mondays • January 7 to February 25 (no class 1/21 & 2/18) • 7:30-8:30pm • HGHS, F-1 • $75


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About the Instructors

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.

Hobbies & Leisure

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CANASTA: BEGINNERS with Arlene Oxman
This six-week course gives an introductory overview of the rules and process to playing Canasta a form of rummy using two full decks in which players or partnerships try to meld groups of three or more. Through open-games, students learn the art of playing and have fun while doing it! At the end of the four weeks, students will feel confident in their abilities to play a game, with friends, on their own.

6 Mondays • January 7 to February 25 (no class 1/21 & 2/18) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-3 • $150 *Limit 10


CANASTA INTERMEDIATE PLAY with Susan Cott
Take your canasta game to a new level of play! Sharpen your stills and learn new strategies and tricks to become a more sophisticated player. Learn how to make a canasta of 7s, successfully signal your partner about 7s and aces, when to play a special hand or NOT pick the pack and more! Prerequisite: Student must have taken Canasta Beginners Series or equivalent.

4 Mondays • January 28 to February 25 (no class 2/18) • 7-9pm • HGHS, D-4 • $100 *Limit 10


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Self Discover / Wellness

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

6 Tuesdays • January 8 to February 12 • 7:15-8:15pm • HGHS, F-1 • $80


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World Languages

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ITALIAN CONVERSATION THROUGH CINEMA with Francesca Eugeni McAfee
Fight the winter doldrums with great Italian movies, good company, and stimulating conversation. In this Italian language course, students will learn new vocabulary, practice speaking, and improve their understanding of Italy’s culture by watching and discussing Italian films. Conversation practice in Italian will focus on the stories and characters depicted in the movies. The film selection changes with each session and will depend on availability. Prerequisite: students with at least some knowledge of spoken Italian.

6 Tuesdays • January 8 to February 12 • 7-9 pm • HGHS, D-3 • $150 ($75 for Chappaqua Seniors)


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About the Instructor

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.

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