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Art | Business/Investments | Careers | Computers | Culinary Arts |  
Defensive Driving | Foreign Language | Health/Fitness | Hobbies/Craft | Self-Improvement | Sports/Leisure


ARTS

EBRU ART (Painting on Water)
Marbling Art is the art of drops of colors that are made to create paintings on water that is thickened with a special formula. After the artist is satisfied with his or her painting over the water, it is time to put a piece of paper or fabric on top of the water. Once it’s lifted off of the water, the painting is transferred from the water onto the fabric or paper. Every piece of Marbling Art is unique because it is not possible to paint an exact design over the water again. It is a magical way to reflect your emotions and inner thoughts onto the water with your choice of colors. For more information please visit the instructor’s website, www.humeyramavruk.jimdo.com. Supplies needed: 25 sheets of 8.5” x 11” paper, 1 medium size aluminum baking tray, paper towels, Jacquard Marbling Kit for fabric and paper. The Jacquard Marbling Kit for Fabric and Paper can be found online at Amazon.com.
Humeyra Etike 
6:00-9:30 p.m.
8 Thursdays
Middle School Room 269A
Begins September 28
Fee: $75; S.C.: $70



LEARN HOW TO DRAW A CARICATURE

This class will start with the rules of portrait work and how to bend those rules for funny portraits. Each student will have a finished illustration at the end of each class. We will start out in black and white and work up to water color markers. Materials needed: pencils, sketchbook, black fat sharpie marker, black fine line flair marker.

Todd Wright

7:00-8:00 p.m.

6 Tuesdays

Middle School Room 269A

Begins September 26

Fee: $40; S.C.; $35

 

OPEN ARTS STUDIO

Let your creativity thrive at Open Arts Studio.  This is a great opportunity to bring your own unfinished work to fruition.  Get focused and enjoy the company of your creative peers.  Light critique and instruction by Rosa Maria Goeller.

Rosa Goeller

6:00-7:00 p.m.

8 Wednesdays

Middle School Room 269A

Begins September 27

Fee: $60


WATERCOLOR & GLAZING

Abandoning conventional structure, working bold and free, for the artists and for those with creative spirit. Painting from inspirational visuals, from prints of the Masters, still life and the imagination. Join us and create colorful and exciting watercolors, using different techniques, style, concepts and tools. Supplies needed: 1” wash brush, #8 nylon round short handle watercolor brush, #2 bright nylon short handle watercolor brush, a rigger brush, a pointer or spotter brush #0-2, set of water color pans or watercolor tubes, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow medium/lemon yellow, cadmium yellow light, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, cadmium red, emerald green, viridian green, dioxine purple, violet, rose madder, raw umber and color of your choice except white. 1 roll 1” masking tape, one 11x14 or larger watercolor pad or block, one plastic container (recipient for water), 1 roll of paper towels, one 12” T-Square, one porcelain plate (old china), plastic well container with a cover.

Nelly A. Romero

7:00-9:30 p.m.

8 Mondays

Middle School Room 269A

Begins September 25

Fee: $75; S.C.: $70



BUSINESS/INVESTMENTS

DO NOT BUY A HOME BEFORE BEING EDUCATED

“Open your eyes to the possibilities”

Assure that the most important decision impacting your financial future is a success! An educated buyer will understand the steps involved in purchasing a home, which could result in saving a significant amount of money. Home buyers knowledge is dedicated to educating one in the home buying process from start (seller’s listing of the home) to finish (the mortgage closing)!

Michael Bersin

7:00-8:30 p.m.

2 Tuesdays

Middle School Room 68

Begins October 17 & 24

Fee: $30


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.

Ellen Makofsky, Esq.

7:00-9:00 p.m.

1 Thursday

Middle School Room 68

October 5

Fee: $15


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.

Ellen Makofsky, Esq.

7:00-9:00 p.m.

1 Thursday

Middle School Room 68

October 19

Fee: $15


Careers

NOTARY PUBLIC TRAINING COURSE

Stand out among the competition! Add prestige to your resume and be an asset to your company by enhancing your credentials! All companies need to have documents notarized. The objective of the Notary Public training course is designed to educate individuals with the legal terminology, concepts and clauses contained in the framework of the NYS Notary booklet. Price includes: Supplemental study guide, Notary Fact Sheet, Practical exam, National Notary Organization pamphlets and brochures, Sample forms, Notary Public Application, NYS exam schedule and booklet,

1 year free subscription to Notary Public Central & Legal Updates. Students are required to bring pen and/or highlighter. Sign up now for this unique training course. Commissioned Notaries are always welcome to attend.

Materials fee of $55 payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Minimum six students needed.

Dina Elardo

6:30-9:30 p.m.

1 Thursday

Middle School Room 73

October 19

Fee: $20



COMPUTERS


BASIC COMPUTERS

Are you afraid to touch your computer? This class will get you started in the world of computers. Learn how to do simple tasks including: using the mouse, start-up and shutdown, identify icons, change time settings, wallpaper and screen savers, scroll bars and pointers.  Learn how to get on the Internet, send an email and look up your favorite subject or hobby. Come with your questions to every class and I will have a simple answer for you. You can do it! I will help!

Matt Cruz

6:30-8:30 p.m.

4 Thursdays

Middle School Lab

Begins October 5

Fee: $90; S.C.: $85


IPAD CLASS   

((Must have iPad 4, iPad Air or Air 2, Mini 2nd and 4th generations only, with current I/O. NO EXCEPTIONS.)

Welcome to the iPad, a versatile device that will meet any needs. In this class we will go over the basics, such as how to turn on the iPad, add accounts such as: email and iTunes, how to surf the web and more. If this is your first time owning an iPad, then this is a class you would not want to miss. After the basics learn to maximize your productivity with email, managing your calendars and address book contacts, reading books and magazines, downloading and watching TV shows, apps, movies, news, listening to music, viewing and sharing your photos and so much more. Downloading, buying and organizing free and purchased iPad apps, music, ibooks and movies via the iTunes app will be shown, iCloud/Bluetooth devices Camera/Photo editing  apps, plus, see many tips, tricks and other information that you won’t want to miss.

Matt Cruz

6:30-8:30 p.m.

5 Tuesdays

Middle School Lab

Begins October 3

Fee: $95; S.C.: $90


     

PC REPAIR/CLEAN-UP

Are you getting frustrated on how slow you PC is running or just care to extend the life of your PC? Then come and learn many different techniques from hardware to software. First learn the causes of the slow running PCs and how to troubleshoot  and how to remedy it. We will discuss many types of adware and viruses that will cause your PC problems. You will also learn how to use anti-viruses.

Matt Cruz

6:30-8:30 p.m.

2 Wednesdays

Middle School Lab

Begins October 18

Fee: $75; S.C.: $70

 

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.

Matt Cruz

6:30-8:30 p.m.

4 Mondays

Middle School Lab

Begins October 2

Fee: $90; S.C.: $85




Culinary Arts

HOME COOKING FOR YOUR DOG AND CAT

Happier, healthier and better behaved pets start with a species appropriate diet! Fresh and homemade is optimal!  Learn how to easy and affordable it is to make your own pet food and treats from Christine M. Filardi, certified in canine and feline nutrition and author of Home Cooking for Your Dog. Creating a biologically appropriate diet for your dog or cat is her area of expertise. The health benefits are numerous when dogs and cats eat a species appropriate diet. Most importantly, pet owners see the elimination of prescription dog food and many common health issues our pets face: allergies, joint problems, obesity, digestive upset and behavior issues. For more information: www.BowMeowRaw.com.

Christine M. Filardi

6:30-8:30 p.m.

1 Thursday

High School Room 209

October 26

Fee: $25



DEFENSIVE DRIVING

AARP “SPONSORED DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE OPEN TO DRIVERS OF ALL AGES - Limit 34

This 6 hour, 2 night class, has been developed by AARP, and, is designed for motor vehicle drivers of all ages. The special interests and needs of the older age driver will be especially highlighted throughout... Insurance Premium Reductions of 10% and traffic violation point deductions are applicable, in most cases, with the certificate you will receive after completing the course. You will improve your driving knowledge and skills, to remain on the road safer and longer. Bring driver’s license and a pen. Students will not be allowed to participate in the class if arrival is after 6:00 PM. (Sorry—NO EXCEPTIONS).

NO ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE.

AARP Members MAKE a Nonrefundable $20.00 CHECK PAYABLE TO A.A.R.P. include member #

Non-AARP MAKE a Nonrefundable $25.00 CHECK PAYABLE TO A.A.R.P. - Couples need to write two (2) separate checks.

Time:  6:00-9:00 p.m.

Session I, 2 Mondays, Sept. 25 & Oct. 2

Session II, 2 Mondays, Oct. 23 & 30

Middle School Teachers’ Cafeteria

Please include session number.



FOREIGN LANGUAGE

SPANISH 1 - PART 1

This 5 week course will serve as an introduction to the Spanish language and enable students to learn basic communication skills such as greetings asking questions and useful information.  This is for students with little to no experience with the Spanish language.

Caroline Espinet

6:30-8:00 p.m.

5 Thursdays

Middle School Room 74

Begins September 28

Fee: $55; S.C.: $50

 

SPANISH I - PART 2

This 5 week course will serve as an extension of Spanish 1 to continue building communication skills and expand your basic knowledge of the Spanish language.  This is for students who have taken Spanish 1 or another basic Spanish class.  The goal is to expand basic conversation skills.

Caroline Espinet

6:30-8:00 p.m.

5 Thursdays

Middle School Room 74

Begins November 2

Fee: $55; S.C.: $50


HEALTH/FITNESS

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.

8 Tuesdays & 8 Thursdays

Middle School Cafeteria

Begins September 26

Fee:  $80


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

Begins September 25

Fee: $80; S.C.: $75


HULA HOOPING

Hula hooping rejuvenates your body, mind and spirit! Hooping improves cardiovascular health, muscle tone, flexibility and balance. Best of all, hooping is a fun way to be active! Sammi Hoop will guide you through basic hooping techniques and activities for hooping your way to happiness. Hoopers of all skill levels are welcome! Instructor will provide enough hula hoops for all. Feel free to bring your own hoop. Handcrafted hula hoops will also be available for purchase.

Sammi Hoop

Session 1 - 7:00-8:00 p.m. or Session 2 - 8:00-9:00 p.m.

8 Mondays      

Middle School Large Cafeteria

Begins September 25

Fee: $65


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. It would be helpful for students to bring water.

Candace Newby

7:30-8:15 p.m.

8 Mondays

High School Cafeteria

Begins September 25

Fee: $60


LEAN ESSENTIALS

L.E.A.N. stands for lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition. This course is geared toward parents or guardians with children 3-12 years old. It is designed for parents who are unable to commit to a six week nutrition course and just want to learn a bit about nutrition.

Tina Bayer

6:30-8:30 p.m.

1 Tuesday

Middle School Room 68

Begins October 3

Fee: $30


MOVEMENT AND FLEXIBILITY

This class begins with breathing techniques to help relax and relieve stress by focusing on the breath (pranayama) and the present moment.  This class is for anyone who wishes to improve flexibility, balance and concentration as we coordinate breath with stretches and fluid movement.  There will be a short guided meditation at the end of the class to leave you feeling peaceful, inspired and prepared to take on the challenges of everyday life.  Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Certified Yoga Instructor and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor 

Stephanie Durso

5:00-6:00 p.m.

8 Wednesdays                                      

High School Room 257

Begins September 27

Fee: $80; S.C.: $75


RESISTANCE BAND AND BODY BARRE WORKOUT

Elastic resistance bands build flexibility and tone the muscles and joints of the body and are a great addition to a strength training routine.  This class will focus on toning the muscles of the upper and lower body, back, shoulders and glutes for a full body muscle tone.  We will also train on the Body Barre to focus on balance, coordination and strength for the calves, thighs and glutes.  We will end with a full body stretch on the mat with a guided meditation to leave you feeling peaceful and flexible. Please bring a resistance band, yoga mat and water to class and wear comfortable clothing.

Stephanie Durso

6:00-7:00 p.m.

8 Wednesdays                          

High School Room 257           

Begins September 27

Fee: $80; S.C.: $75


YOGA - THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE

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. A yoga practice will improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Please wear loose clothing and bring a towel & yoga mat.

Donald Papa, RYT

Session 1: Beginners: 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Session 2: Beginners/Intermediates: 7:30-8:45 p.m.

8 Thursdays, beginning September 28

High School Room 257

Fee: $80; S.C.: $75

Please include time of class on registration form.



SELF-IMPROVEMENT


PSAT & SAT REVIEW

Designed to benefit students of all ability levels, this 30-hour program is divided equally between English and math and covers all facets of the SAT and PSAT. Class features: test taking techniques, preparation for the essay, practice SAT(s), advanced math and shortcut math, vocabulary development, speed-reading, grammar tips, and online downloads for supplemental review. The downloads are extremely helpful to all students, especially those with cognitive and perceptual disabilities. Extra help at no charge, course materials and complimentary refresher sessions are included in the tuition. Previous SAT and PSAT type problems are used in conjunction with our own copyrighted curriculum.  Lentz & Lentz teachers have been specifically trained to teach this program and all of our instructors have a background in teaching.  Positive scores on the SAT and PSAT could translate into thousands of dollars in scholarships and savings. Free extra help and live makeup sessions included in tuition: Students can set up free extra help by making an appointment to meet with their instructor directly before or after class. If a student misses a class or has a scheduling conflict they can contact Lentz & Lentz to set up a live make up class at a neighboring location. Lentz & Lentz Guarantee: Money back guarantee within three calendar days after lesson one if the student is not satisfied with the program.  No refunds will be issued after that point in time. If the student does not attend the first session, regardless of any reason, there will be an $85 charge. Lentz & Lentz reserves the right to dismiss any student from the program for disciplinary reasons. No refunds will be issued in cases of that nature. There is a $15 processing fee for refunds.  For information or to register call Lentz & Lentz at: 1-845-638-2826 or visit www.LentzSATPrep.com

Fee: $395; make checks payable to Lentz and Lentz.  

6:30-9:30 p.m.

8 Tuesdays

Middle School Room 119

Dates of Class: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, (Monday), 30.



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. After the exam an optional two 2 hour sessions in basic navigation covering charts, compass, calculating a steering course, time, speed and distance, how a GPS works, charts - how to buy them and how to use them. No exam for chapter 5. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For information call: Sewanhaka Power Squardon, 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 Squardon.

NO ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE.

Fred Deppert

7:30-9:30 p.m.

7 Wednesdays

Middle School Room 71

Begins: September 27

Fee: Free

 

MASTER SWIM CLASS (Adults) – Limit 25

A swimming workout for the swimmer with a basic swim knowledge to the advanced swimmer. You will participate in learning better stroke technique and take part in a fun workout organized to your level of swimming. Tone, strengthen muscles and relieve stress while gliding stroke by stroke through a beautiful, clean 6 lane pool. Class will include stretching, warm up, one (1) hour of pool time and cool down. Basic swim experience required.

Dayna D’Alessio

7:30-9:00 p.m.

8 Mondays and 8 Wednesdays

High School Pool

Begins Monday, September 25

Fee: $80; S.C.:$75


MEN’S BASKETBALL - Limit 40

Former high school or college players-minimum age 25. Emphasis on active play. A limited number will be accepted as priority is given to those already in attendance from previous sessions. Must register either online, by mail or in person please see page 4 for details on registering.

Neil Dugan

7:30-9:30 p.m.

10 Tuesdays and 10 Thursdays

Middle School Gym

Begins Tuesday, September 26

Fee: $100


RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL INTERMEDIATE - Limit 32

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 September 25

Fee: $50


SPACE AGE ASTRONOMY

See the results and great photos of the August 21 Great American Total Solar Eclipse and a preview of our next one on 2024 April 8.

The Cassini Mission ended by intentionally crashing into Saturn.

We will observe Saturn with its ring angle opened up to its maximum.

A special feature called Lunar X will be visible for us on Nov. 26.

Space X's Dragon 2 spacecraft will be tested to allow for a two manned launch around the moon in 2018. We get a true close supermoon on the evening of Jan. 1st. Telescopic observing of the moon, Saturn, Uranus, stars and clusters on calm clear class nights.

Larry Gerstman

8:00-9:30 p.m.

8 Tuesdays

Middle School Room 302

Begins September 26

Fee: $45; S.C.:$40


THE BASICS OF ASTROLOGY (Learning what the stars have to teach)

The class will cover:

The Zodiac - What are the 12 Signs? What symbols represent each sign and what are the characteristics of each unique sign.

What planets are contained in the Zodiac? What are the symbols for each? How do these planets affect us here on earth?

What is a Horoscope? It's so much more than what is in the daily papers.

What is a natal chart? What are the houses and what do they tell us?

How can we get along with people from other signs and how can we navigate circumstances using this knowledge.

Joanne Wolff

6:30-8:30 p.m.

4 Mondays

Middle School Room 74

Begins September 25

Fee: $55