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FALL 2020 ADULT CLASSES

POUND®

The “Rock Out Work Out”! You become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®,

lightly weighted drumsticks, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way to tone up. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® is easily modifiable and is suitable for men & women of all ages and abilities. Participants will need a mat and purchase Ripstix or other workout sticks at Poundfit.com or Amazon.com.

Mon, Sep 21-Nov 16

6:45 – 7:30 pm, Denise Swan

8 classes, $98

This class is virtual.

Exercising for Seniors

During this 45 minute class, participants will dance their way through exercises that promote muscular strength, range of motion and activities for daily living. The class will end with stretching and breathing exercises to leave you feeling refreshed and energized.

Mon, Oct 5 – Nov 2

10:45 am, Julie Finkel

5 classes, $50

Location TBD

Yoga

Beginners and intermediates welcome. In this class you learn physical postures, posture sequences and breathing techniques as a means to energize and quiet the body to deepen the experience of connection during meditation. Please bring a sticky mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Sat, Oct 10 – Oct 31

10 am, Suzanne Andora Barron

4 classes, $40

Coleman School, Side Field


BARRE

The "dancer’s body" workout! Designed to help you develop a longer, leaner body using small, controlled movements, isometric holds and high repetition. Define and lift the hips, thighs and glutes, sculpt the abs, tone and shape the arms! The format includes light weights for upper body, barre work for lower body, mat work for abs. Participants will need a mat and one pair of light weights,( 2 - 3 lbs ) and a resistance band.

Thu, Sep 24 – Nov 12

7 – 7:50 pm, Denise Swan

8 classes, $95

This class is virtual.

Fitness for the Young at Heart

Maintain and improve your fitness level in this class designed specifically for seniors. Work out with enjoyable, lightly paced aerobics followed by toning exercises to promote muscle firmness, balance and range of motion. Please bring 1-3 lb. weights. Class ends with gentle stretching for flexibility. Class is for men and women.

Tue, Sep 22 – Oct 27

10 – 10:45 am, Kim Mihov

6 classes, $42

Glen Rock Athletic Club

Stand Up Pilates              

This introductory class provides a great opportunity to try an new concept in Pilates. Stand Up Pilates follows the same basic methods as traditional Pilates but performed in standing positions. We will work on balance breathing, posture and weight bearing exercises to improve core strength and create longer leaner muscles. Please bring 1 - 2 pound weights to class. Kim Mihov is certified in group fitness, all ages and levels are welcome.

Tue, Sep 22 – Oct 27

11 – 11:45 am, Kim Mihov

6 classes, $48

Glen Rock Athletic Club

Film and Video Production 101                       

This class is for those students interested in expanding upon or learning for the first time the skills mindset and techniques needed to write, record, edit, produce and publish quality multimedia content for the internet or theatrical viewing. Students will gain direct experience with the processes of documentary, TV show, news show and talk show formats as well as fiction, biopic and commercial marketing and corporate- style film production using industry software to create their own project. Explore the details of what it takes to plan and produce media content for the web. The history of creative ideas will be explored with a lens on past filmmakers, their successes and failures and the creative process as it applies to media arts.

Students should own a cell phone or video camera and also own or purchase Adobe Premiere Pro or other video editing software.   

Mon & Wed, Oct 12, 14, 19, 21, 26

6 – 8 pm, Bart Capuano

5 classes, $120

This class is virtual.

Film and Movie History Overview 101

In this class students will explore examples of film and media productions starting with the Egyptian Optura to the first film ever made in the late 1800's.  This course is a journey into the timeline of the world's history of learning how to use the technology of cameras and microphones to produce content over the past 100+ years exploring the medium in the form of films produced to entertain, advertise, inform and connect people in multiple ways and for varying purposes.   Historically powerful forms of advertising, propaganda, fiction and non-fiction works will be explored.  From Buster Keaton in the silent era into the era of "talkies" and up through the present day Hollywood blockbuster, films will be dissected and analyzed for deepest comprehension. 

Mon & Wed, Sep 21, 23, 30, Oct 5, 7 (no class Sep 28)

6 – 8 pm, Bart Capuano

5 classes, $120

This class is virtual.

Italian for Beginners

This course will introduce you to the beginner grammatical features of this rich, romantic, and beautiful language. Basic vocabulary building, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking ability will be the focus of this class. At the end of this course you will learn the skills necessary for basic daily communication and simple interactions while traveling in Italy. Students must purchase required text: ITALIAN MADE SIMPLE,  ISBN# 978-0-7679-1539-7, available at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.

Wed, Sep 23 – Nov 18

6 – 7:30 pm, Giovanni Pilosio

 9 classes, $120

This class is virtual.

Italian Intermediate

Ti piace parlare Italiano? This is an intermediate class for the student who has taken Italian I or has some  knowledge of the Italian language. Extensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, verbal fluency and idioms will be the focus of this class. Some history on culture and traditions will be introduced as well.

Students will be using the text:” LEARN ITALIAN THE FAST AND FUN WAY,4TH edition by Marcel Danesi - ISBN #9781438074962, available at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.

Wed, Sep 23 – Nov 18

7:30 – 9 pm, Giovanni Pilosio

 9 classes, $120

This class is virtual.

Italian Advanced

This course will focus on more advanced structures of the Italian language. We will work heavily both on understanding the grammatical structures and using them in appropriate contexts. We will also explore some literary treasures as well as some fun works! In this course we will be working both from ”Italian Made Simple” and extraneous materials which will be provided. This course is for those who have completed Italian Intermediate or Italian Advanced classes. Also, anyone who feels they have the appropriate skills based on the description is free to join us!

Thu, Sep 24 – Dec 3 (no class Nov 5, 26)

6 - 7:30 pm, Giovanni Pilosio

9 classes, $120

This class is virtual.

Spanish Beginner

Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish but never had the time? Then this class is perfect for you! Come join us as our native Spanish speaking instructor introduces you to asic Spanish terminology, common phrases and vocabulary. This fun and patient environment will make learning a new language easy! Students must purchase required text. Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day by K.K. Kershul available at Amazon.com

Thu, Oct 8 – Nov 19 (no class Nov 5)

7:30 – 8:15 pm, Patricia Rodriguez

6 classes, $150

This class is virtual.

American Sign Language - Basics

No voices will be used in class, as students learn a basic introduction to ASL and the communications of deaf culture. Visual-gestual activities include finger spelling, basic word vocabulary and sentence structure, use of body language and facial expression, and the describing of objects and location. This course is designed to meet the needs of family, employers, educators, human services providers and health professionals who use sign as a part of their daily and/or occupational responsibilities.

Tue, Sep 22 – Nov 17

6 – 7:30 pm, Belle Hsu

9 classes, $120

This class is virtual.

American Sign Language - Intermediate

The intermediate class continues basic language and culture study. It offers the opportunity to build receptive and expressive ASL vocabulary in a non-voice setting with group practice. Topics include the use of signing space and further use of non-manual components, including facial expression and body postures. Prerequisite: American Sign Language – Basics (or equivalent knowledge). 

Tue, Sep 22 – Nov 17

7:30 – 9 pm, Belle Hsu

9 classes, $120

This class is virtual.

Year Round Gardening

Why settle for frozen or canned vegetables or dried herbs when you can grow your own fresh produce practically year-round here in New Jersey? It’s easier than you might think.  We’ll discuss techniques to get you started from the simplest window sill garden to hot house gardening and everything in between. Knowing which varieties to plant and when can make all the difference. These time-tested and proven techniques will have you amazing your friends and neighbors as you harvest vegetables just when they are beginning to plant them! We always have a great Q & A session at the end of the class and our gardeners share their success stories as well as questions. Join us for a fun-filled evening!  Materials will be mailed to all students prior to class. 

Wed, Sep 23

7 - 9:30 pm, Donald J. Kanarr

1 class, $55

This class is virtual.

Introduction to Square Foot Gardening

If you want to have the prettiest flowers and eat the freshest, tastiest, and most healthy produce ever, but hate to weed and don’t have much time to spend in the garden each day, then you’re in luck. A SF Garden is: 50% of the cost, 20% of the space, 10% of the water, 5% of the seeds, 2% of the work and 100% as much harvest as a traditional back yard row garden. It makes gardening success easy. No weeding. No digging. No tilling. No kidding! Is your backyard soil as hard as a brick? No problem! You won’t be using it in your raised beds, and as a bonus the soil is totally organic! Join us for a light and fun-filled evening of useful gardening information, class participation and a question and answer session. You will be amazed to learn what you can grow all year long by using some of our simple tricks. Materials will be mailed to all students prior to class.  

Wed, Sep 30

7 - 9:30 pm, Donald J. Kanarr

1 class, $55

This class is virtual.

Interplanting and Succession Planting

Plant basil or carrots by your tomatoes for a better harvest and better tasting tomatoes, but don’t plant anything in the onion family near your peas or you will stunt their growth! Sounds crazy but it’s true. Gardeners and farmers have known this for hundreds of years. 

The proper layout of your garden patch will greatly enhance its productivity and taste. Knowing what to plant next after harvesting one type of vegetable in your garden is just as crucial. Each plant variety has different requirements. This course will teach you how to successfully do both for a productive and disease and pest resistant garden. Materials will be mailed to students prior to class. 

Wed, Oct 7

7 - 9:30 pm, Donald J. Kanarr

1 class, $55

This class is virtual.

Sprouts, Microgreens and Baby Greens

Together we’ll explore the differences between sprouts, microgreens and baby greens and how to grow all of them year-round in your home. Sprouts have very important health properties due to their high levels of nutrients and enzymes, which give our body valuable energy to detox and strengthen our immune system. Broccoli sprouts contain 20 to 50 times more nutrients than mature broccoli and have sulfora- phane, a powerful anti-cancer compound that helps fight and reduce the risk of developing cancer.  We will also discuss the benefits of growing and juicing wheat grass which is another powerhouse for good health. Join us for a fun-filled evening of tips for living a healthier life.  Each student will receive a tray of organic broccoli sprouts to take home.  Trays will be available for pick up at Midland Park High School prior to this class.  

Wed, Oct 14

7 - 9:30 pm, Donald J. Kanarr

1 class, $75

This class is virtual.

Elder Law and Estate Planning

Elderly individuals and their children are faced with a wide range of questions, particularly relating to basic legal documents that they need to control their personal and financial lives, how to reduce or eliminate inheritance tax, as well as financing long term care. This course is designed to address the importance of drafting a will, living trust, financial and medical powers of attorney. This course will also address the different types of funding for facilities, such as private pay, long term care insurance, and government assistance; client eligibility for government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid will also be discussed at length.

Mon, Oct 26

7 – 8:30 pm, Marize Helmy or Michael A. Manna

1 class, $35

This class is virtual.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Estate Planning

Despite the Information Age we are living in, with access to mass amounts of information readily available at our fingertips, our law firm continues to find people making the same mistakes relating to estate planning and asset preservation. This course is designed to share the top seven mistakes repeatedly made, to enable you to avoid them. After all, “A smart person learns from their mistakes; A wise person learns from other people’s mistakes.” 

Wed, Sep 30

7 – 8:30 pm, Marize Helmy or Michael A. Manna

1 class, $35

This class is virtual.

Saavy Social Security Planning

The Social Security system is overwhelming. Learn about the various Social Security benefits and how to create collection strategies that will help you to maximize your lifetime income. Learn how to coordinate benefits with your spou8se and about the lessor known benefits for widows and divorced individuals. Learn when to makes sense to delay benefits - and when it does not. Finally, understand the taxation of benefits and how much you can expect to receive if you collect early.

Tue, Oct 27

7 – 8:30 pm, Eleanor Galt-Lin

1 class, $35

This class is virtual.

Medicare and You - Have Questions? Get Answers.

This course is designed to give you an understanding of Mediacare as well as the updates and changes for 2018. You will receive a broad overview of the fundamental components of Medicare - The A,B,C & D's. Are you turning 65? Retiring? Wondering about your choices for the Annual Enrollment Period? This is yur opportunity to get the information you need to make an educated decision for your Medicare Health Insurance needs.

Tue, Oct 13

2 – 3:30 pm, Stuart Schwartz

1 class, $35

This class is virtual.

Oil Painting – Beginner/Advanced

Have you ever thought about learning to paint in oils? Or did you paint in oils a while ago and you want to get back to it? This is the class for you! This class combines beginners with experienced artists. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of oil painting while more experienced artists will “brush up” their skills learning more advanced techniques. Beginners and first time painters to our class work on structured projects tailored to students’ experience. Everyone paints at their own level and at their own speed. The focus is on individual style. On the first night of class new students should bring pen and paper.  We will go over materials.  If you have any old oil painting supplies please bring them regardless of their age. Our ongoing students continue working on their paintings. Many of our regular students have shown their painting in local exhibitions winning top prizes in juried shows.

Tue, Sep 22 – Nov 24

7 – 9 pm, Susan Marlet

10 classes, $185

This class is virtual.

Master the NY Times Crossword

Have you always wanted to master the NY Times crossword? Or, do you love trying but have never quite gotten over the hump? Join Steve Manin in an interactive course that will jump start your inner cruciverbalist.  Steve is a writer, entrepreneur and filmmaker who credits the NY Times puzzle with making him smarter, a better writer, and unbeatable at Jeopardy.  Each session will start with a fresh puzzle, and each clue will be worked until Steve has elicited the correct answer from the

class.  You’ll find that success is really not about vocabulary.  You know most of the words. What you may not know includes myriad little tricks and, most importantly, the ability to train your brain to think like an expert crossword puzzle solver.  Instructor:  STEVEN MANIN

Thu, Sep 24 – Nov 19 (no class Nov 5)

7 – 8 pm, Steven Manin

8 classes, $80

This class is virtual.

Voice-Overs, Now is Your Time!

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will

show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials,

films, videos and more!  Most people go about it the wrong way.  In this class, you will

learn about a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or

part-time careers out there!  This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on

your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead!  And NOW is the best

time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before.

This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!

Wed, Oct 28

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Cathi Colas

1 class, $50

This class is virtual.

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