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ADULT Continuing Education

 

Spring 2022

 

 


Arts | Business/Investments | Technology | Culinary Arts | Defensive Driving | Health & Fitness | Self-Improvement | Sports/Leisure  


ARTS
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FIGURE DRAWING AND ANATOMY
Learn the basics of figure drawing & light anatomy! We will work with mannequin forms to learn how to go from stick figures to finished works. Materials needed: #2 pencils, brown conte' crayon, 11x17 newsprint pads, kneaded erasers.

 
Todd Wright
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
8 Wednesdays
Middle School Room 269A
Begins April 6                                                                                                                   
Fee: $55; S.C.; $50

 

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INTRODUCTION TO SEWING
Don’t be afraid of your sewing machine! This 4 week long class will teach you how to use YOUR machine.

Week 1 “ How Do I Work This?” We will learn how to thread your machine, how to wind a bobbin, basic machine stitches and basic machine maintenance. We will sew on test fabric, which will be provided.

Week 2 “How Much Fabric Do I Need?” We will learn about different kinds of fabrics, what they are used for, how it’s sold and how and where to buy them. We will also cover how to understand a pattern, how to lay out a pattern, and adjust a pattern.

Week 3 - “What can I do with this?” With our two remaining weeks we will make one to two small projects – a reusable shopping bag and an apron.

Week 4 - finishing up the project/s and last minute questions.
* Please bring your own sewing machine to class*

Materials needed (Bring in by Week 2) : 1 yard of 45” wide cotton fabric (woven not stretch) OR ¾ yard of 54” wide fabric - this is for the shopping bag - choose a heavy weight woven (not stretch) fabric. Also 1 yard of 45” or 54” cotton fabric (woven not stretch) for the apron. Optional: ¼ yard contrasting fabric for straps of the apron.


Julia Schilling
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
4 Thursdays
Middle School Room 36
Begins April 14
Fee: $60; S.C.: $55

 

 

BUSINESS / INVESTMENTS / SOCIAL SECURITY
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ELDER LAW WORKSHOP
If you are concerned about protecting your assets and your dignity, this course is for you. The Elder Law Workshop is a hands-on introduction to the principles of Elder Law and what you can do TODAY to better secure your future. Learn about health care proxies, powers of attorney, how to pay for long term care costs, about Medicaid eligibility requirements and how to engage in asset protection. This course provides ample time for many student-generated questions.

Lisa R. Valente, Esq.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
1 Tuesday
Middle School Room 73
April 5
Fee: $30; S.C.: $25


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HOW TO LEAVE MONEY TO YOUR HEIRS
You’ve worked hard all your life. Now you want to plan carefully to ensure that your nest egg will be passed along to those you choose, that your estate will not be reduced by excessive taxes and that someone you trust will be appointed to carry out your wishes when you are gone. We will discuss wills and revocable living trusts, comparing and contrasting the advantages and disadvantages of each document. Special emphasis will be given to methods of reducing or deferring gift and estate taxes. We will answer your questions regarding managing, protecting and disposing of assets.

Lisa R. Valente, Esq.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
1 Tuesday
Middle School Room 73
April 12
Fee: $30; S.C.: $25


 

TECHNOLOGY
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WELCOME TO GOOGLE DRIVE AND THE CLOUD
It’s time to welcome the use of cloud storage and documents. With this class you will learn the basics such as: how to create an account, upload and share documents, create documents from the cloud and how to access them. You will also learn how to involve your mobile devices such as: iPad/tablet or smart phone to work with the Google Cloud.

Pamela Coleman
6:30- 8:30 p.m.
4 Wednesdays
Middle School Lab
Begins May 4
Fee: $75; S.C.: $70



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USING YOUR APPLE iPHONE FEATURES
Learn to use - settings, storage, texting, App usage, maps, taking pictures, and how to share pictures. Requirements: Fully charged Apple iPhone.

Fruendly Alexis
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
8 Tuesdays
Middle School Lab
Begins April 5
Fee: $75; S.C.: $70


 

CULINARY ARTS

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VEGETARIAN & NUTRITION COOK-ALONGS (VIRTUAL)
Enjoy your favorite foods without the added guilt! Learn how to make some of your favorite foods from scratch with a healthier twist, while also identifying the nutritional benefits of the ingredients in each recipe. Cook along with us right from your own kitchen during this fun, hourly virtual class. Recipes will be sent one week in advance of each class. You will also learn tips and tricks on maintaining a healthy immune system! ON THE MENU: Spanakopita Egg Casserole, Creamy Zucchini Lasagna, and Mouthwatering Tacos.. Just in time for the spring and summer season! Ingredient kit will be delivered to participant’s residence, one day prior to each class. Participants will have the option to do this; or they can simply purchase their own ingredients in advance of each class. An Ingredient Kit fee of $15.00 will be collected the day prior to each class.


Alana Berg, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Expert
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
3 Mondays
Virtual
Begins May 2
Fee: $25; S.C.: $20





DEFENSIVE DRIVING
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AARP “SPONSORED DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE”
OFFERED BY AARP online at: aarpdriversafety.org

CONTACT AARP FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call: 1-800-350-7025 or Email: customerservice@aarpdriversafety.org
Why Take the AARP Smart Driver Course?

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states, drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. And you will learn something new along the way. In fact, an evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned.

Our Smart Driver online course will help you:
Receive a multi-year discount on your auto insurance.
Refresh your driving skills and your knowledge of the rules — and hazards — of the road.

Reduce your chances of receiving a traffic violation or getting into an accident.
Learn at your own pace — you will have 30 days to complete the course!


 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

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CULTIVATING A MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
Practice self awareness and embodiment with this 4 part series of mindfulness. Each class will introduce different tools and techniques designed to connect us with nature, the elements, with our deep true selves, and the present moment. No previous experience required. Expect guided meditations, ceremonies, walks, journaling, sound healing + more.

Alexandra Spergel
6:20 - 7:20 p.m.
4 Thursdays
Lido School Gym entry at Middle School
Begins April 28
Fee: $45; S.C.: $40

 

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GENTLE CHAIR YOGA WITH ROSA
Relax, unwind and practice many Yoga postures while sitting or with the aid of a chair. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing and closed shoes. No sandals.

Rosa Goeller
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
5 Mondays & 5 Wednesdays
Middle School Cafeteria
Begins May 2
Fee: $85 S.C.: $80


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HATHA YOGA - SUN & MOON YOGA
Breath In… the expanding and opening. Breath Out… releasing and letting go. Yoga classes that accommodate the individual practice and that allow for any level of practice to deepen. The practice of Yoga develops overall energy, strength and flexibility while releasing stress and tension from the mind and body. Learn the physical postures(asana) and breathing practices (pranayama) in a Hatha yoga practice that will facilitate healing while holding and breathing in postures and relaxing. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing and bring a yoga mat and towel.

Donald Papa, ERYT 500
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
8 Mondays
High School Room 257, at 322 Lagoon Drive West, Lido Beach
Begins March 28
Fee: $85; S.C.: $80

 

 

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KARDIO-KICKBOXING
Want to burn up to 500 calories in an hour and have a total body workout? This class is a blend of calisthenics, athletic drills, martial arts and yoga. All levels are invited. Students should bring water.

Candace Newby
7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
8 Wednesdays
Lido School Gym entry at Middle School
Begins March 30
Fee: $60; S.C.: $55


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YOGA - THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE - Please include time of class on registration form
Years of experience and knowledge in Yoga, Reflexology, Tai-Chi, Thai Yoga, Massage, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy and nutrition will be used in teaching breathe work (pranayamas), yoga postures (asanas), general health knowledge and more. Different styles of yoga will be used as an enjoyable way to deepen your yoga practice. Yoga practice will improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Please wear loose clothing and bring towel & yoga mat.

Donald Papa, RYT
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
8 Thursdays, Begins March 31
High School Room 257, at 322 Lagoon Drive West, Lido Beach
Fee: $85; S.C.: $80



SELF-IMPROVEMENT

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ONLINE NOTARY COURSE - $75 per person-payable to instructor - Dina DiRoma
Self Paced Pre-Recorded Zoom. No In-Person Required. The Course can be accessed anytime from any device (Day or Evening) and is available 24/7 for 90 Days from the date of registration with the instructor. Additionally, Customer Support is just a click away! Course Length: 2.5 hours. On-Line Training Course Includes:
Instant Access
Notary Concepts
Definition Review
Sample Forms
Notary Law Subsection Review
Notary Facts
Notary Prep Test
1 Full year Customer Support

 

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SMARTER SOCIAL SECURITY
The presentation will provide a broad overview of the Social Security retirement program with a special emphasis on spousal and survivor benefits. Attendees will learn how to optimize their Social Security benefits using simple strategies.
DANIEL G. MAZZOLA
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
1 Monday May 9
Middle School Room 73
Fee: $35; S.C.; $30

 

 

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WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU
Throughout our lives there are periods where we are at a crossroad and need to determine where we go from here (e.g. retirement, life changes, a sense that we want something different). This series will explore and clarify what you want from your life and the strategies to make the changes happen. You will identify what is getting in your way, create an individual design and action plan, and develop strategies and tools to move your plan forward in a powerful way.

ANNICK DUIGAN
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
4 Tuesdays
Middle School Room 73
Begins May 3
Fee: $50; S.C.: $45

 

 

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SPORTS/LEISURE

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE
Course covers: rules of the road and government regulations, all information needed for BOAT/PWC operation, followed by an exam. This Course meets the New York State Requirements for Operation of a Motor Vessel for anyone Born after May 1, 1996 and Operation of a PWC. Minimum Age is 10 Years Old to obtain a Safe Boating Certification. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For info. call: Sewanhaka Power Squadron, Fred Deppert at (917) 560-8205 or email fdeppert@optonline.net

Course materials: book - $60 payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Families may share materials. Make checks payable to Sewanhaka Power Squadron. To make a reservation leave a message: give full name, phone number, email address and number of participants at 516 897-2206 or email gtedesco@lbeach.org

Fred Deppert
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
6 Wednesdays
Middle School Rm# 71
Begins: April 6
Fee: Free


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ADULT SWIM
A swimming workout for the swimmer with basic swim knowledge and advanced swimmer. Tone, strengthen muscles and relieve stress while gliding stroke by stroke through a clean 6 lane pool. Swim experience required.

Michael Simao – Lifeguard on duty
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
7 Mondays and 7 Thursdays
High School Pool – 322 Lagoon Drive West, Lido Beach
Begins Monday, April 4 
Fee: $85; S.C.: $80

 

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HOW TO SELECT GREAT BINOCULARS AND BEGINNER TELESCOPES
This course will show you how to choose high quality binoculars and telescopes at reasonable cost. We will cover magnification, size, field of view, coatings, eye relief and accessories like tripods and eyepieces. There will be a clinic where you can bring in your own binoculars for evaluation. Finally we will have a binocular astronomy session on a clear night.

Larry Gerstman
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
4 Wednesdays
Middle School Room 272
Begins April 6
Fee: $40; S.C.: $35

 

 

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MEN’S BASKETBALL - Minimum age 25
Former high school or college players. Emphasis on active play.

Neil Dugan
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
9 Tuesdays and 9 Thursdays
Middle School Gym
Begins Tuesday March 29
Fee: $100; S.C.; $95


 

volleyball

RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL INTERMEDIATE
Enjoy all the fun while improving your skills through active play.
Cindy Zarate
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
8 Mondays   
Middle School Gym 
Begins March 28
Fee: $60; S.C.: $55


 

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SPACE AGE ASTRONOMY
In this semester we will cover two upcoming total lunar eclipses this year, the morning sky planets’ exciting conjunctions with each other and the moon. Many space missions launched in 2021 like the James Webb Space Telescope and those to be launched this year will be discussed. We will look at Ernst Opik’s 1922 paper on his much more accurate calculation than Hubble’s 1925 paper on the distance to the Andromeda Galaxy. Telescopic and binocular observing of the night sky on calm clear class nights.

Larry Gerstman
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
8 Tuesdays
Middle School Room 272
Begins April 5
Fee: $55; S.C.; $50



 

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