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ARTS
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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. Marbling (Ebru) Art is a type of art that is known for taking people’s minds off of the stress of daily races, like a psychological therapy. Also, Marbling (Ebru) Art is helpful for people who have difficulty concentrating, treatment for hyperactive children, relaxation of elderly people. For 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.
Humeyra Etike 
6:00-9:30 p.m.
8 Thursdays
Middle School Room 269A
Begins March 15
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 March 13
Fee: $40; S.C.; $35


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 March 12
Fee: $75; S.C.: $70



BUSINESS/INVESTMENTS
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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.

Ellen Makofsky, Esq.
7:00-9:00 p.m.
1 Wednesday
Middle School Room 73
March 21
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 Wednesday
Middle School Room 73
March 28
Fee: $15

HOW TO SIZE YOUR STOCK POSITION LIKE A PROFESSIONAL
Did you ever want to take a position in the stock market but had no idea how many shares to buy? Whether you take stock positions for minutes or months, this course is designed to teach you the secret formula professionals use to calculate their position sizes. The course will also cover: basic candlestick charting, how to draw Fibonacci retracement lines for entry/exit, and a basic strategy utilizing this sizing logic. Note: This course will not provide stock picks or stock market advice. The target audience are people who have an online brokerage account and place their own trades.
Todd Broccolo
7:00-9:00 p.m.
4 Mondays
Middle School Room 71
March 12
Fee: $50


Careers

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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 Tuesday
Middle School Room 73 
March 20
Fee: $20



COMPUTERS
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BEGINNING MICROSOFT EXCEL
Microsoft Excel is the world’s leading spreadsheet program. It allows you to store, organize and analyze data and information. While you may believe that Excel is a complicated program used by computer experts to process complicated data, the reality is that anyone can learn how to take advantage of the powerful features it offers. Keeping a budget? Creating an invoice? Excel makes it easy to work with all kinds of data and information. 
This course will teach you Excel from the ground up. We’ll explore the interface, create, open and save workbooks, work with cells and sheets, modify, sort and format data and charts, create formulas that process both numerical and text data, and much more. You will be able to follow along your instructor step-by-step, with a hands-on approach right from a lab computer in a relaxed environment.  We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Course Prerequisites: Persons taking this course should have a basic understanding on using a Windows-based PC. Minimum skills recommended: Able to power-up and turn off a computer. Open programs, navigate the start menu. Efficient use of a mouse or other pointing device.
Bill Marin
6:30-8:30 p.m.
8 Tuesdays
Middle School Lab
March 13
Fee: $90 



BEGINNING MICROSOFT WORD
Microsoft Word is the world’s leading word processing program. It allows you to created documents, forms, resumes, brochures, fliers, and much more. This course will teach you the basics of Microsoft Word. We’ll explore the program interface, creating, opening and saving documents, text basics, page layout and formatting, working with photos and simple graphics, and much more. You will be able to follow along your instructor step-by-step, with a hands-on approach right from a lab computer in a relaxed environment.  We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Course Prerequisites: Persons taking this course should have a basic understanding on using a Windows-based PC. Minimum skills recommended: Able to power-up and turn off a computer. Open programs, navigate the start menu. Efficient use of a mouse or other pointing device.
Bill Marin
6:30-8:30 p.m.
8 Thursdays
Middle School Lab
March 15
Fee: $90



Culinary Arts
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HOME COOKING FOR YOUR DOG AND CAT

Happier, healthier, & better behaved pets start with a species appropriate diet!  Fresh and homemade is optimal as diet also effects cognition and behavior. Learn how 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 Wednesday
High School Room 209
April 25
Fee: $25



DEFENSIVE DRIVING
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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.
Instructor:  Sidney Irish
Time:  6:00-9:00 p.m.
Session I, 2 Mondays, March 12 & March 19
Session II, 2 Mondays, April 16 & April 23
Middle School Teachers’ Cafeteria

Please include session number.


 



FOREIGN LANGUAGE
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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 March 15
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 May 3
Fee: $55; S.C.: $50


HEALTH/FITNESS

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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.
8 Mondays & 8 Wednesdays 
Middle School Cafeteria
Begins March 12
Fee:  $80

 

GETTING OLDER WITHOUT GROWING OLD
Nutrition is the single most influential element in all of health care and the most consistently absent item from nearly every doctors’ diagnostic and treatment considerations. Since at least 85% of all illnesses have a major malnutrition component, this is a serious situation that can easily be fixed. Come learn how. Learn how your body works and be amazed. Learn about “Vitamins” and steel yourself for disappointment. Learn the new definition of health and how to better address periodontal disease, it is a common denominator in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and a host of other afflictions. You will learn about health in ways you have never been told and take with you knowledge that will serve you every day. For more info please email: 123drjwg@gmail.com  
Dr. Jan Wade Gilbert – Author of Doctor-Level Nutrition
7:00-9:00 p.m.
5 Mondays
Middle School Room 73
Begins March 12
Fee: $60; S.C.: $55


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 March 12
Fee: $80; S.C.: $75



HEALTHY HABITS MADE SIMPLE
Do you want to live a healthy energetic life, but don’t know where to begin?  Learn to incorporate healthy lifestyle habits into your daily routines without feeling overwhelmed.  We will focus on turning weight loss, stress management, nutrition & exercise goals into action.  Discover the confidence to create the healthy life you want and increase the feeling of empowerment. The Healthy Habits Made Simple class combines Nutrition 101, portion sizes/reading food labels & dining out/holiday survival all into one class along with learning how to be physically active for health & weight loss.
Sarah Haass
7:00-9:00 p.m.
1 Monday
Middle School Room 71
April 23
Fee: $40



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 - 7:15-8:15 p.m. or Session 2 - 8:15-9:15 p.m.
8 Mondays
Middle School Large Cafeteria
Begins March 12
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 March 12
Fee: $60 



STRESS REDUCTION THROUGH MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
Course is designed to help you reduce the stress and anxiety in your daily life through mindfulness experiences, and meditation practices. All are encouraged to bring yoga mats, meditation cushions, and/or bolsters if you want to formally practice in that way. All can participate in meditation with the use of chairs. There will be mindfulness meditation practiced in each session, as well as self awareness exercise and open dialogue about your experiences and efforts.
Christopher Webel
7:30-8:30 p.m.
8 Wednesdays
Middle School Room 126
Begins April 11
Fee: $45

 
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 March 15
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. CANCELLATION DATE:  Wed., April 18 (*Only to be used if any dates mentioned are cancelled because of a weather related closing.) 
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8 Tuesdays
Middle School Room 119
Dates of Class: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 1



SPORTS/LEISURE
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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.
6 Wednesdays
Middle School Room 71
Begins: April 11
Fee: Free

 

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 Wednesdays
Middle School Room 74
Begins April 11
Fee: $45



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.
Brendan Stark
7:30-9:00 p.m.
8 Mondays and 8 Wednesdays
High School Pool
Begins Monday, March 12
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, March 13
Fee: $100

 
 
PICKLEBALL For Beginners - Limit 10 per class
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world. It can be played by all ages and abilities. Pickleball is a hybrid of tennis and ping pong, and is played on a badminton sized court with a plastic “wiffle” style ball. It is immensely fun and social. Come learn the basics and discover the joy of Pickleball. Bring a racket (limited number available to lend) and be sure to wear sneakers.
Michael Derenze – USPTA Certified
7:00-8:00 p.m.
8 Thursdays
Lido School Gym – Entry at Middle School
Begins March 15
Fee: $45



PICKLEBALL For Intermediates - Limit 10 per class
Bring your Pickleball game to the next level. Learn strokes and strategies used by the best players. The better you get the more fun you will have. Bring a racket (limited number available to lend) and be sure to wear sneakers.
Michael Derenze – USPTA Certified
8:00-9:00 p.m.
8 Thursdays
Lido School Gym – Entry at Middle School
Begins March 15
Fee: $45



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 March 12
Fee: $55

 
 
SPACE AGE ASTRONOMY
Get ready for a summer full of evening planets including Mars at its best in 15 years, Saturn with its rings wide open and asteroid Vesta at its brightest. We will also learn about the space missions: 1) TESS exoplanet search mission, successor to Kepler to be launched March 20,  2) May 5th launch of the InSight mission to study the geology of Mars and 3) the summer launch of the Parker Solar Probe to within 4 million miles of the sun.
Telescopic observing of the heavens on calm clear class nights.
Larry Gerstman
8:00-9:30 p.m.
8 Tuesdays
Middle School Room 302
Begins March 13
Fee: $45; S.C.:$40



TENNIS For Beginners - Limit 10 per class
Learn the basic strokes in Tennis: forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Learn scoring and rules. Bring a racket and be sure to wear sneakers. Be ready to have fun.
Michael Derenze – USPTA Certified
7:00-8:00 p.m.
8 Tuesdays
Lido School Gym – Entry at Middle School
Begins March 13
Fee: $45



TENNIS For Intermediates - Limit 10 per class
Bring your Tennis game to the next level. Learn the sophisticated strokes and strategies that are used by the pros. Improving your game will increase enjoyment on the court.
Michael Derenze – USPTA Certified
8:00-9:00 p.m.
8 Tuesdays
Lido School Gym – Entry at Middle School
Begins March 13
Fee: $45