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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 October 4
Fee: $80; S.C.: $75



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
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
6 Tuesdays
Middle School Room 269A
Begins October 16
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 October 1
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
October 24
Fee: $20


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
November 7
Fee: $20



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
Begins October 15
Fee: $55


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 DiRoma
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
1 Tuesday
Middle School Room 73 
October 2
Fee: $30



Technology
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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.
Diana Aviles
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
8 Thursdays
Middle School Lab
Begins October 4 
Fee: $95



GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SMART PHONE
Focusing on settings, storage, texting, App usage (Face Book, Twitter, SnapChat), maps, and using a Smart Device for faxing. We will practice taking pictures, how to edit your pictures and how to share pictures. All your Smart Phone questions will be answered. Requirements: Fully charged Smart Phone.
Lynda D’Alessio
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
4 Tuesdays
Lido Computer Lab
Begins October 2
Fee: $80 S.C.: $75



Culinary Arts
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BARIATRIC/WLS COOKING CLASS
Bariatric/WL surgery doesn’t have to mean you are now sentenced to a lifetime of “blah” food.  If you’ve been relying on protein bars and shakes to lose weight or maintain your weight, this class is for you!  In our class, you will learn to prepare meals that are nutrient dense, satisfying, easy to prepare, and most of all, delicious!  Join us for three 2-hour, fun-filled classes as we explore the age old questions for WLS patients: Are carbohydrates good or bad for our bodies? Can we get “enough” protein from non-animal sources??  And, WHAT CAN I EAT?! Instructors are both Certified Holistic Health Coaches who’ve also undergone WLS. We do our best to balance our lives & weight loss with whole body nutrition, healing, and lifestyle tweaks.
Howard Fuchs & Colleen Laffman-Fuchs
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3 Tuesdays
Middle School Room 36
Begins October 2
Fee: $55



DEFENSIVE DRIVING
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AARP “SPONSORED DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE OPEN TO DRIVERS OF ALL AGES - Limit 30
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. NO ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE. After September 17 call 516 897-2206 from 7:pm – 9:pm to make a reservation for Session I or Session II.
Day of Class bring driver’s license and a pen. AARP Members bring a Nonrefundable $20.00 CHECK PAYABLE TO A.A.R.P. include member number. Non-AARP bring a Nonrefundable $25.00 CHECK PAYABLE TO A.A.R.P. - Couples need to write two (2) separate checks.  Students will not be allowed to participate in the class if arrival is after 6:00 PM. (Sorry—NO EXCEPTIONS).
Instructor:  Sidney Irish
Time:  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Session I, 2 Wednesdays, October 17 & October 24
Session II, 2 Wednesdays, November 7 & 14 
Middle School Teachers’ Cafeteria

 



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 October 4
Fee: $65; S.C.: $60




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 8
Fee: $65; S.C.: $60


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 October 1
Fee: $90 S.C.: $85

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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
Begins October 1
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
November 19
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 October 1
Fee: $65

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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. It would be helpful for students to bring water.
Candace Newby
7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
8 Mondays
High School Cafeteria
Begins October 1
Fee: $65 



POUND
Channel your inner rockstar with this full body 45-minute cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! Pound incorporates Rock and Pop music with lightly weighted drum sticks to allow you to burn calories and tone your entire body while feeling the music. Please bring a water bottle and towel (and a mat if desired), and sticks will be provided!
Andrew Frey
6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
8 Thursdays
Lido School Gym
Begins October 4
Fee: $80

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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. 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 October 4
High School Room 257
Fee: $80; S.C.: $75

Please include time of class on registration form. 
 

ZUMBA
High energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations allow you to dance away the calories. Zumba blends aerobic & fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms from around the world designed to tone & sculpt the body. Achieve long term health benefits while having fun! Please bring a water bottle and towel.
Andrew Frey
6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
8 Mondays
Lido School Gym
Begins October 1
Fee: $80

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SELF-IMPROVEMENT

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AN EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
• Gain an understanding of your role as a parent during these years
• Creating strategies for handling the transition period from child to adult with your teenager
• Discovering ways to stay connected with your child and have fun together
Annick Duignan
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.                                       
1 Thursday
Middle School Room 73 
October 25
Fee: $40



EXECUTIVE FUNCTION: THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR LIFE TO A NEW LEVEL Limit 15
Employed in a career that you love but find yourself struggling? Are you successful but confused about your next step? Are you finding it increasingly difficult to manage parts of your life without stress? Are you looking for ways to be your best self? If you answered yes to these questions come to “Be Better: how Executive Function can help you. This interactive series will help you develop habits and systems that support your goals and ways to reduce the stress in your life and move ahead.
John Garafano
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
4 Thursdays
Middle School Room 71
Begins October 18
Fee:  $55 

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GETTING OLDER WITHOUT GROWING OLD Critical for anyone at any age who plans on getting older.
Come to understand the validity of Older, yes. Sicker, no. Be privy to the secrets of the human body: Why it gets sick and how it stays well. Learn crucial details of The 3-1-0 Slimming Program; that powerful, effective weight loss/control program that is healthier, safer, more protective, faster, sustainable, smarter, much cheaper (much!), wiser, simpler, easier and unlike any you have ever run across. You will be given homework that will take years to finish. You will be asked to watch those around you-family and friends and co-workers, as over the years, they succumb to one affliction after the other and become less healthy and more disabled while taking more and more drugs and medications; and watch as their lives deteriorate, something that will not happen to you because you will know the secrets.   
Dr. Jan Wade Gilbert – Author of Doctor-Level Nutrition, The Guys’ Cookbook
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
4 Tuesdays
Middle School Room 73
Begins October 16
Fee: $55; S.C.: $50



PSAT & SAT Preparation
This 30-hour program is divided between English and Math, covers all facets of the SAT and PSAT. Features: test taking techniques, prep for essay, practice SAT(s), advanced math and shortcut math, vocabulary development, speed-reading, and online downloads for supplemental review. The downloads are helpful to students, especially those with cognitive and perceptual disabilities. Extra help at no charge, course materials and refresher sessions are included in tuition. Previous SAT and PSAT type problems are used in conjunction with our own copyrighted curriculum.  Teachers are trained to teach this program with a background in teaching.  Positive scores on the SAT and PSAT can translate into thousands of dollars in scholarships and savings. Students can set up extra help by making an appt. to meet the instructor before or after class. If a student misses a class they can contact Lentz & Lentz to set up a live make up class. Lentz & Lentz: Money back guarantee within three calendar days after lesson one if student isn’t satisfied with the program.  No refunds issued after that point. If student does not attend the first session, regardless of 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 $20 processing fee for refunds.  For information and or register call Lentz & Lentz: 1-845-638-2826 or visit www.LentzSATPrep.com FEE: $415; make checks payable to Lentz and Lentz.  CANCELLATION DATE: Mon., Oct. 15 (*Only to be used if any of the dates are cancelled because of a weather related closing.) 1 Wednesday and 7 Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Dates: Sept. 12, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Middle School Rm# 119.



“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
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
4 Mondays
Middle School Room 73
Begins October 15
Fee: $55

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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 info. 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: October 17
Fee: Free



MASTER SWIM CLASS (Adults) – Limit 20
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.
Lauren Cecco
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
8 Mondays and 8 Wednesdays
High School Pool
Begins Monday, October 1
Fee: $80; S.C.:$75 


 
MEN’S BASKETBALL
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. 
Neil Dugan
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
10 Tuesdays and 10 Thursdays
Middle School Gym
Begins Tuesday, October 2
Fee: $100

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PICKLEBALL For Beginners - Limit 6 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
7:25 - 8:25 p.m.
8 Classes per session. Select Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday session.
Lido School Gym – Entry at Middle School
Begins week of October 1
Fee: $55

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PICKLEBALL For Intermediates - Limit 6 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
8:35 - 9:35 p.m.
8 Classes per session. Select Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday session.
Lido School Gym – Entry at Middle School
Begins week of October 1
Fee: $55



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 October 1
Fee: $55

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SPACE AGE ASTRONOMY
See the great US total solar and lunar eclipses you missed plus find out about amazing upcoming solar and lunar eclipses you can see including the Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse occurring this January 20-21. There will be upcoming missions to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Comets and the Search for more Exoplanets. Finally, we’ll explore the giant observatories today compared to the upcoming surge of super sized telescopes to be completed in a few years plus the long awaited launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and great new space age discoveries. Telescopic observing of the night sky on calm clear class nights.
Larry Gerstman
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
8 Tuesdays 
Middle School Room 302
Begins October 2
Fee: $45; S.C.:$40

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TENNIS For Beginners - Limit 6 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 October 2
Fee: $55

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TENNIS For Intermediates - Limit 6 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 October 2
Fee: $55