Adult Classes/Trips


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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.
Thursday, Apr 21
7 – 8:30pm, $35 
Marize Helmy or Michael A. Manna
Glen Rock HS

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.” 
Tuesday, Mar 29
7 – 8:30pm, $35 
Marize Helmy or Michael A. Manna
Glen Rock HS

Navigating the Medicare System

This course is designed to give you an understanding of Medicare as well as updates and changes. 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 your opportunity to get the information you need to make an educated decision for your Medicare Health Insurance needs. 
Tuesday, May 10
7 – 8:30pm, $35 
Stuart Schwartz
Glen Rock HS

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.
Tuesday, 10:00 – 10:45am
WINTER: Jan 4 - Mar 22, 12 weeks, $120
SPRING: Apr 19 - May 31, 7 weeks, $70 
Kim Mihov
Good Shepherd Church, Glen Rock

Stand Up Pilates

This introductory class provides a great opportunity to try a 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.
Tuesday, 11:00 – 11:45am
WINTER: Jan 4 - Mar 22, 12 weeks, $120
SPRING: Apr 19 - May 31, 7 weeks, $70
Kim Mihov
Good Shepherd Church, Glen Rock

Senior Exercise

This class tones the whole body and improves bone density, flexibility, balance and coordination. Come join us for some fun as we work out to a variety of real music.
Thursday, 9:15 – 10:15am
WINTER: Jan 6 - Mar 24, 12 classes, $120
SPRING: Apr 21 - May 26, 6 classes, $60
Susan VanValen
Good Shepherd Church, Glen Rock

Senior Dance Fitness

During this 45 minute class, you will dance your 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.
Monday, 11:30 – 12:15pm
WINTER: Jan 10 - Mar 21 (no class Jan 17, Feb 21) 9 weeks, $90
SPRING: Apr 18 - May 23, 6 weeks, $60
Julie Finkel
Good Shepherd Church, Glen Rock

Cardio Jazz and Hip Hop Dance

This fun filled and heart pumping class brings out the dancer in you! Each class begins with a warm-up and dance conditioning. New choreography will be taught each week to current hits as well as throwback favorites through the years. This class is guaranteed to make you sweat and smile!
Tuesday, 9:15 – 10:00am
WINTER: Jan 11 - Mar 22 (no class Feb 22) 10 weeks, $140
SPRING: Apr 19 - May 31, 7 weeks, $98
Julie Finkel
Good Shepherd Church, Glen Rock


Zumba! Take the “work” out of workout with this class that mixes low-impact moves for an interval style, calorie burning, dance fitness party. Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you will see why Zumba fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. It’s a total body workout that combines elements of cardio, conditioning, balance, and flexibility that will give you an energy boost and leave you feeling awesome by the end of each class!
Wednesday, 7 - 8pm, $95
Feb 2 - Mar 23, 8 weeks
Megan Nordman, Certified Zumba Instructor
Byrd School

Square Dancing - Level 2

Continue to exercise your mind and body with the fun-filled activity of square dancing. Completion of Square Dancing Level 1 is a prerequisite for enrolling in Square Dancing Level 2 classes. Upon completion of Level 2, you will then be able to dance the Mainstream Level at various clubs in the area, as well as worldwide. For more information, please call 201-745-5698 or [email protected] Support is provided by Belles & Beaux Square Dance Club.
Thursday, 7:30 - 9:30pm, $65
Jan 13 - Mar 31, 12 weeks
Belles & Beaux Square Dance Club
Central School

Men’s Basketball

This adult basketball group focuses on learning the game, having fun and getting exercise. The current group of basketball players are great people with diverse basketball skills. Games can become competitive, but we play a friendly style. Newcomers are welcome. For players 25 years of age and up. Proof of age required at the door.
Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:30pm, $80
Jan 18 - May 17, 16 weeks
Johan Palacio
Glen Rock High School Gym

Volleyball - Intermediate

This course is for experienced competitive players. Prerequisite for this course is a thorough understanding of all USVBA rules, no beginners: only true intermediate players.  Bumping, setting, spiking, serving, blocking, offense and defense strategies and court positioning will be covered. Game play will occupy the entire time, with emphasis on a high level of competitive play.
Tuesdays, $91, 13 classes
Feb 1 and Feb 8, 7:30-8:45pm
Mar 1 - May 31 (no class 4/12, 5/3 and 5/10) 7-8:15pm
John Maurus
Glen Rock Middle School Gym

Volleyball - Advanced

This course is for experienced competitive players. Prerequisite for this course is a thorough understanding of all USVBA rules. Bumping, setting, spiking, serving, blocking, offense and defense strategies and court positioning will be covered. Game play will occupy the entire time, with emphasis on a high level of competitive play.
Tuesdays, $91, 13 classes
Feb 1 and Feb 8, 8:45-10:30pm
Mar 1 - May 31 (no class 4/12, 5/3 and 5/10) 8:15-10pm
John Maurus
Glen Rock Middle School Gym

Hiking in Local Mountains

Hikes are designed for beginner and moderate hikers. During our trips, you learn the history of the Ramapo Mountains while visiting historic iron mines, cave shelters, century-old buildings, and revolutionary and civil war remnants. The scenery affords some of the best mountain top views and waterfalls found in the local forests. More than just a walk down the path, our hikes will take us over mountains, through valleys, and across streams. Hikers should be in reasonable condition for a moderate and steady pace of 3 to 5 hours. All registrations must include a current email address. Students will be emailed orientation materials one week prior to first hike. Consult your physician before attempting a physically challenging activity like hiking. Hikes are led by experienced hiker, Instructor: ROBERT PURCELL, who has hiked to Machu Picchu in Peru, climbed to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and has hiked extensively in the local mountains. He is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and a history buff.
Saturdays, 10am start
4 Hikes, $89
April 9, 16, 23, 30
Robert Purcell

Pilates Mat

Beginner mat class is for people who have never tried Pilates before or those who’ve had a substantial break & need to review. Pilates is a series of precise movements that work together to develop a strong core (torso) specifically abdomen & back.  It strengthens & tones all muscles, improves posture & flexibility & unites body/mind.  Participants need to bring a mat.   Instructor will provide bands or small balls as needed.  One pair of 2 lb. weights will be needed when the instructor indicates.
Thursday, 6:00 – 6:50pm, $95
Mar 3 - Apr 28 (no class Apr 14), 8 classes
Denise Swan
Midland Park High School


The "dancer's body" workout is designed to help you develop a longer, leaner body.  Barre uses small, controlled movements, isometric holds and high repetition.  Define and lift the hips, thighs and glutes!  Sculpt the abs and shape the arms!  There's nothing else like it.  The format includes light weights for upper body, standing barre work for lower body, mat work for abs.  Participants will need a mat and one pair of 2-3 lb. weights.
Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30pm, $98
Mar 2 - Apr 27 (no class Apr 13), 8 classes
Denise Swan
Midland Park High School

Mah Jongg

Learn to play Mah Jongg in four easy lessons. This is a game similar to gin rummy, where you make different lays, but uses tiles and a specific card. It is a game of strategy and luck and lots of fun. You must bring a Mah Jongg card to the first session. It can be purchased through the National Mah Jongg League, 212-246-3052.
Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30pm, $125
Apr 27 - May 18, 4 weeks
Linda Cohen
Glen Rock High School

Oil Painting for Beginners/Advanced Students

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 “brush up” their skills learning more advanced techniques. Beginners and first time painters in 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 we will go over materials. The instructor will email a materials list prior to the first class.  If you have any old oil painting supplies please have them available, 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. Please check out our FaceBook page: @artoftuesdaynight
Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00pm, $190
Mar 1 - May 10 (no class Apr 12), 10 classes
Susan Marlett
Midland Park High School


Learn to create visual images that communicate ideas with humor and wit.  This course will teach you how to design, draw and develop ideas resulting in producing your own set of cartoon characters.  Learn tips and tricks from a professional cartoonist with over 40 years experience and turn everyday events into funny, whimsical comics and cartoons.  Students should bring a drawing pad (9x12" or 12x14"), pencils and erasers to class.
Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $105
Mar 1 - Mar 22, 4 classes
Dave McCoy
Midland Park High School


Want to play Duplicate Bridge in a friendly,relaxed atmosphere? If you’ve had a series of lessons, or haven’t played in awhile, this is for you! Join our Supervised Play Bridge Club. (This class is not for beginners.) The format of Supervised Play has been changed, and the fee reduced accordingly.  A formal lesson will be replaced by a 10 - 15 minute question and answer period, which will allow more time for play. Best if you come with a partner, but not essential.
Thursday, 10:30 – 1pm
WINTER: Jan 6 - Mar 3, $81, 9 classes
SPRING: Mar 10 - May 26, $90, 10 classes
Doug Cestone, ABTA
Good Shepherd Church, Glen Rock

Adult Painting
This class will show you the basics of acrylic painting. We will focus on color, composition, shading and layering the paint. You will choose your own picture to draw, copy and paint. You will be gently guided as you explore your own style through the experimentation of mixing, creative decision making and creating one of a kind pieces of art. Enjoy this calm and low pressure class and let your creativity flow!
Wednesday, 9:15 - 11:15am
WINTER: Feb 9 - Mar 16, $138
SPRING: Apr 20 - May 25, $138
Britt Sikiric
Good Shepherd Church, Glen Rock

Learn to Sew

This class is for adults who have limited or no sewing experience. Students will make a garment of their choice using a commercial sewing pattern. Students should choose either a Kwik sew or Simplicity sewing pattern. Students will learn the sewing techniques necessary in completing their project as well as how to read their pattern, proper sizing and how to fit the garment. Sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own.
Monday, 9:15 - 11:15am
WINTER: Jan 31 - Mar 14 (no class Feb 21), $160
SPRING: Apr 18 - May 23, $160
Vivian Burns
Good Shepherd Church, Glen Rock

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- gestural 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. Class limit 10.
Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:30pm, $125
Mar 1 - May 3 (no class Apr 12), 9 classes
Belle Shu
Midland Park High School

American Sign Language - Intermediate

Continues basic language and culture study. 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). Class limit 10.
Tuesday, 7:30 – 10:00pm, $125
Mar 1 - May 3 (no class Apr 12), 9 classes
Belle Shu
Midland Park High School

German - Basic

If you want to practice communicating in German, this class is for you. We will address everyday phrases, basic grammar, listening comprehension, traveling, family, shopping and food. You will be able to compose a simple letter or postcard.  Students must purchase required text “DK Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book German (ISBN #978-1-4654-6268-8) available at
Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00pm, $125
Mar 1 - May 3 (no class Apr 12), 9 classes
Bettina Mason, PhD
Midland Park High School

Italian - Beginner

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 or Barnes & Noble).
Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30pm, $125
Mar 3 - May 5 (no class Apr 14), 9 classes
Giovanni Pilosio
Midland Park High School

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:” ITALIAN MADE SIMPLE, ISBN #978-0-7679-1539-7(Available at or Barnes and Noble).
Thursday, 7:30 – 9:00pm, $125
Mar 3 - May 5 (no class Apr 14), 9 classes
Giovanni Pilosio
Midland Park High School

Italian - Advanced

This course will focus on more advanced structures of the Italian language and their use in appropriate contexts. We will also continue to explore more idioms, together with the pronominal verbs. In this course we will be working from the textbook “Italian Made Simple” and from additional material which will be provided by the instructor. 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 and welcome to join us!
Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30pm, $125
Mar 2 - May 4 (no class Apr 13), 9 classes
Giovanni Pilosio
Midland Park High School

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