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On Our Cover:
Marcia Steere. 2001. Orange Blossom. Oil, fabric on canvas, h63 X w102 in. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of the artist. Photograph, © 2017 Scott Metzger, metzgerstudios.com
From the Director
ike the promise of the season itself, this spring catalog is essentially an invitation to begin again. Whether it be a small start taking part in a one night event, or a full turn toward and almost forgotten, recently renewed, or brand new topic of interest, each LCE offering contains occasions for camaraderie, contemplation, and discovery. I hope that in the pages that follow, you will find a myriad of personalized invitations to commencement and renewal.
Table of Contents
Special thanks to Lexington artist, poet, and dress designer, Marcia Steere. More of her artwork and a selection of her poems can be found in, Poems for My Coloring Book. Thanks also to Lexington photographer, Scott Metzger for capturing our cover image. Scott’s photography can be viewed at metzgerstudios.com. Wishing you all the joy that spring can bring, Craig Hall, Director
About Lexington Community Education
Music Performance/ Theater Arts............................... 12
LCE is a self-sustaining, integral part of the Lexington Public School system that is committed to promoting lifelong learning. Our programs are open to all regardless of residency and are appropriate for participants 16 years of age and over. Our Classes for Children are for specified ages. LCE provides an extensive summer children’s program called Lexplorations which offers classes for creative and academic enrichment.
Around Our Town............................9 Business, Career, and Finance....... 29 Courses for Children ................... 24 Computers.................................... 23 Cooking........................................ 28 Creating Community......................9 Daytime Classes........................... 29 Exercise and Dance..................... 33 Fine Arts, Fabric, & Graphic Arts........................... 16 Home, Hobbies and Travel......... 28
Complete course descriptions, class status, and registration information can be found online at www. lexingtoncommunityed.org
Lexington Public Schools
Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Mary Czajkowski Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development: Kelly Chase Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources: Robert J. Harris LEXINGTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Chair: Alessandro Alessandrini Jessie Steigerwald Judith Crocker Eileen Jay STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE:
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Mind & Body................................. 31 Music Appreciation...................... 12
Test Preparation/ College Planning....................... 26 Writing.......................................... 15 Yoga.............................................. 34 Instructor Biographies................. 36 Registration Information.............. 38 Directions...................................... 38 Registration Form........................ 39
Director: Craig Hall Manager of Programming: Andrea Paquette Registrar: Amy Sullivan Accounts Payable: Deniele Pozz Evening Operations Support: Brigid Gorry-Hines
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Lexington Community Education presents An Indian Classical Music Recital Featuring Jawwad Noor (Sitar) & Amit Kavthekar (Tabla)
Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Meditation
Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 7:30 pm Follen Church Society, 755 Mass. Ave, Lexington • $10 • SICM With source codes found in Hindu scriptures dating back to 1500 BC, the sound and sensibility of the classical music of the Indian Subcontinent is both ancient and otherworldly. Intertwined with Eastern spirituality, and founded on centuries of research on the complexities of melody and rhythm and their power to affect, the Indian raga can easily match both the melodic complexity of the greatest western classical chamber music, and inspire the staunch western jazz fan through its thrilling improvisation. LCE is honored to welcome two master musicians and educators to demonstrate the majesty of the music of the Indian Subcontinent. Jawwad Noor was initiated into sitar by Ustad Alam Khan of Lahore. He went on to become a disciple of the world’s leading sitarist, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, under whose exacting standards he studies the melodic and rhythmic foundations of the music and trains to play the sitar in the vocal idiom. He is a senior instructor of the Shahid Parvez Khan Academy of Music and runs the sitar program at the LearnQuest Academy of Music. Amit Kavthekar (“Ganda-Bandh Shagird” of Late Ustad Allarakha) has rhythm running in his veins. At the early age of six, when most children his age were playing about, he was being groomed in the art of tabla playing by Maestro Ustad Allarakha. Since 1991, he has been fortunate to be taught tabla intricacies by Ustad Zakir Hussain.
WITH LAMA SURYA DAS
Friday, April 7, 2017 • 7:00-8:30 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $10 • SMEO “If you’ve ever felt ‘at one’ with something—your beloved or your child, a forest trail or a favorite song,” shares Lama Surya Das, “then you’ve experienced intermeditation.” We’re used to thinking of meditation as a solitary activity that occurs solely in our own minds: by turning inward we strive to dissolve obstacles through selfinquiry and find peace through concentration, contemplation, and self-emptying. But inter-meditation (or co-meditation) is the other half of meditation: it’s inclusive and instead of getting rid of things we embrace people, feelings, and events. Based on Tibetan Buddhism’s core insights into the inherent essence of who we are, the teachings of shared spirituality in Make Me One with Everything offer both novice and seasoned meditators a better way to live-not just on the meditation cushion or the yoga mat, but in every moment of their lives. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.” Surya has spent over forty five years studying Zen, vipassana, yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great masters of Asia, including the Dalai Lama’s own teachers, and has twice completed the traditional three year meditation cloistered retreat at his teacher’s Tibetan monastery. He is an authorized lama and lineage holder in the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism, and a close personal disciple of the leading grand lamas of that tradition.
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Photo by Val Porter.
Lexington Community Education presents Soirée Musicale with Brice Kapel
Our Mothers During the War
Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 7:30-9:00 pm Waldorf School of Lexington, 739 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington • $10 • SBRI Let musician, recording artist, and educator Brice Kapel take you on a journey to Porto Seguro, the African port village where his mother was born southwest of Lomé in Togo. Brice combines songs by U2, Daniel Lanois, Sting and Peter Gabriel, with his own very personal African beats in pop, folk, rock and world music. His songs carry messages and images from his early childhood and tell the story of Brice’s life, through his French and Togolese cultures. He tells of his early years on the red soil of Africa, of the people he has met around the world, of his disappointments, joys and discoveries. Brice sings in French, English and his native language, Mina. His songs refer to youthful dreams but also to deeper subjects like love, education, life, family, nature, and the loss of loved ones, especially his father and younger brother. Through his songs, you will hear the emotions of an immigrant child as he comes of age in his beloved new country, France, with nostalgia for his roots, as well as the sensitivities of a grown man with an overwhelming desire to share his story.
A BOOK LAUNCH FOR MIMI AARENS’ MAH & ME: BROOKLYN MEMORIES AND PAMELA MORIARTY’S WHAT HAPPENED TO MY MOTHER
Saturday, April 22, 2017 • 2:00-4:00 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $5 • SMOM Mimi Aarens and Pamela Moriarty will read from their recently published memoirs about their mothers and coming of age in the WWII era. Pamela Moriarty spent many a night in an air raid shelter with her mother as bombs rained over her adopted hometown near Birmingham, England; Mimi Aarens led a relatively undisturbed life enriched by the attentions of her colorful and vigilant mother in Brooklyn, New York during the war years. Lexington residents and friends in their years as mothers themselves, they lost touch with each other, only to be reunited as participants in a Lexington Community Education memoir workshop led by Tom Daley. Their stories reflect the vast differences in their experience of growing up during the war.
The Great Penguin Rescue– Just Around Midnight: Rock and Saving Penguins from Oil Spills and Roll and the Racial Imagination Other Threats: a Personal Journey WITH JACK HAMILTON WITH DYAN DENAPOLI
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 • 6:30-8:00 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $10 • SPEN In June of 2000, an oil spill off the coast of Cape Town threatened to kill nearly half of the entire world population of African penguins. More than 12,500 volunteers – most with no previous animal experience – flocked to local rescue centers to help the handful of overtaxed wildlife experts care for the oiled birds. By the end of three grueling months, the majority of the penguins had been returned to the wild in what still stands as the largest and most successful animal rescue ever undertaken. Penguin expert Dyan deNapoli’s TED talk and award-winning book, both titled The Great Penguin Rescue, recount this event in vivid detail. Hailed as “an eco-thriller with a happy ending” by the New York Post, copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Dyan will also briefly discuss the various environmental issues impacting penguin populations today, including overfishing, habitat encroachment, and climate change. Dyan deNapoli (AKA The Penguin Lady) is a penguin expert, TED speaker, and author of the award-winning book, The Great Penguin Rescue. A former Senior Penguin Aquarist at Boston’s New England Aquarium, Dyan lectures internationally to raise awareness and funding to protect penguins, donating 20% of her proceeds to penguin rescue groups. She has been a sought-out expert on radio and TV since 1995, including appearances on CNN and the BBC, and has been a featured speaker on nature cruises to Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands. She returns to Antarctica next year as a lecturer for Lindblad/National Geographic. A four-times TEDx speaker, Dyan’s inspiring talk about saving 40,000 penguins from the Treasure oil spill can be viewed on TED.com
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 • 7:00-8:30 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $10 • SJAM By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become “white”? Just Around Midnight reveals the interplay of popular music and racial thought that was responsible for this shift within the music industry and in the minds of fans. Rooted in rhythm-and-blues pioneered by black musicians, 1950s rock and roll was racially inclusive and attracted listeners and performers across the color line. In the 1960s, however, rock and roll gave way to rock: a new musical ideal regarded as more serious, more artistic—and the province of white musicians. Decoding the racial discourses that have distorted standard histories of rock music, Jack Hamilton underscores how ideas of “authenticity” have blinded us to rock’s inextricably interracial artistic enterprise. Jack Hamilton grew up in Lexington and is an assistant professor of American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is also the pop critic for Slate magazine, where he writes about music, sports, film, TV, books, and other areas of culture. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, NPR, ESPN, Transition, L.A. Review of Books, Free Darko, The Classical, GlobalPost, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. Just Around Midnight is his first book.
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Lexington Community Education presents Herblock’s Presidents: Leadership and Accountability in American Politics
I Am Jane Doe
WITH HARRY KATZ
Thursday, May 4, 2017 • 7:00-9:00 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $10 • SDOE I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middleschool daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer. Narrated by Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain, directed by awardwinning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, and produced by Mazzio along with Academy Award-nominee, Alec Sokolow, the documentary reveals how, after rescuing their daughters, these mothers filed lawsuits against Backpage. Although many of the lawsuits have not gone well, their efforts have sparked a political movement that now includes a Senate investigation. The Jane Doe plaintiffs featured in the film include middle school girls from Boston, a 15-year-old violinist from Seattle, and a precocious 13-year-old girl from St. Louis. The documentary follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers in real time as they run headlong into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, special interest groups, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, an internet freedom law that provides a safe haven for website publishers to advertise underage girls for sex. The film also features the attorneys involved in the various lawsuits, including a criminal defense lawyer working out of a strip mall in Washington State and a senior partner in one of the oldest whiteshoe law firms in the country (Ropes & Gray) from Massachusetts. The film includes interviews with Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), as well as former editors and writers from the Village Voice, ex-CIA analysts, FBI agents, and others involved with these cases. I Am Jane Doe is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America. Unrated, but we recommend PG-13. Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company, dedicated to creating films having social impact. Along with I Am Jane Doe, Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly-acclaimed award-winning films, TEN9EIGHT, A Hero for Daisy, The Apple Pushers, Lemonade Stories, Apple Pie, Contrarian, and Underwater Dreams.
Tuesday May 2, 2017 • 7:00-8:30 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $10 • SBLK Herbert Block (1909–2001), the political cartoonist better known as “Herblock,” caricatured thirteen U.S. presidents, from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush. He chronicled American history from the 1929 Stock Market crash through summer 2001, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Taking on tough issues with courage and conviction, he coined the phrase “McCarthyism,” forced reform and became the most influential and enduring political cartoonist in American history. Admired and feared by presidents and politicians, Herblock rarely befriended them. His cartoons shed light on their ambitions and accomplishments while bringing under scrutiny their misjudgments and manipulations. Transcending party politics and ideology, he constantly reminded our elected leaders of their responsibility to serve the needs of all citizens, not just those who voted them into power. Harry L. Katz is a former Head Curator in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress (1991-2004), where he curated two dozen exhibitions of graphic art and led the effort to collect pictorial works related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He served as Curator of The Herb Block Foundation between 2004 and 2011. An accomplished author and visual historian his recent books include Mark Twain’s America, Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront, Baseball Americana: Treasures of the Library of Congress and Herblock: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist. His work has appeared in such magazines as National Geographic, Smithsonian, American Heritage, Publisher’s Weekly, and Civilization.
A FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION WITH FILM DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER MARY MAZZIO AND LEXINGTON TOWN LEADERS
Photo by Stephen Ferry
THE FIVEASH LEGACY LECTURE
AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DISCUSSION
A Reading and Discussion with National Book Award Winning Poet and Translator, David Ferry
With John Abercrombie and Lewis Porter
Monday, May 15, 2017 • 7:00-8:30 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $10 • SFER David Ferry is an acclaimed American poet and translator. Ferry’s translations, which include some of the world’s major works of poetry including The Odes of Horace, and both The Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil, are known for their fluency and grace. In addition to his lauded translations, Ferry is also a prize-winning poet in his own right. His poetic works include Dwelling Places (1993) and Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations (1999), which won the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress, and was a finalist for the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award and the New Yorker Book Award. Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (2012), won the National Book Award for Poetry. Ferry’s many awards include the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, the Teasdale Prize for Poetry, the Ingram Merrill Award, the William Arrowsmith Translation Prize from AGNI magazine and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Academy of American Poets. In 1998 he was elected a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Sophie Chantal Hart Professor Emeritus of English at Wellesley College, he is a visiting lecturer in creative writing at Boston University. He was married to the literary critic Anne Ferry until her death in 2006.
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Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 7:30-9:00 pm Follen Church Society, Lexington • $10 • SABE Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one the masters of jazz guitar. Favoring unusual sounds and nontraditional ensembles, Abercrombie is a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of meter and harmony. After graduating from Berklee, Abercrombie headed to New York, where he quickly became one of New York’s most in-demand session players. He recorded with Gil Evans, Gato Barbieri, and Barry Miles, to name a few. In the early 1970s, Abercrombie ran into Manfred Eicher, who invited him to record for ECM. The result was Abercrombie’s first solo album, Timeless, in which he was backed by Jan Hammer and Jack DeJohnette. Abercrombie has continued to pluck from the ranks of jazz royalty--and be plucked for guest appearances on other artists’ recordings. One propitious relationship was with guitarist, pianist, and composer Ralph Towner, with whom Abercrombie has worked in a duet setting. (Abercrombie has also worked in guitar duos with John Scofield, for 1993’s Solar and with Joe Beck in Coincidence, released in 2007). Abercrombie has also recorded with saxophonist Jan Garbarek and bassist Eddie Gomez. Abercrombie keeps up a heavy touring schedule and continues to record with ECM, a relationship that has spanned more than 30 years. As he told one interviewer, “I’d like people to perceive me as having a direct connection to the history of jazz guitar, while expanding some musical boundaries.” That, no doubt, will be his legacy. Lewis Porter, PhD, long known as a jazz educator and author of books including the celebrated and definitive volume John Coltrane: His Life and Music, is active as a jazz pianist, keyboardist and composer. Known for a free and open attitude, he contributes to many types of musical situations. Dr. Porter has appeared in concert internationally with such masters as Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, Jeff Coffin, Jane Ira Bloom, Wycliffe Gordon, Joe Morris, Marc Ribot, George Garzone, Mark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway, Alan Dawson, Gregg Bendian and many others. He is a regular member of the Indian-influenced quartet Dharma Jazz with Badal Roy. He has recorded thirteen CDs. The critics have said that Porter is “A helluva piano player” (Jazz Times). “Mixing experimental with traditional, [he] plays up a storm.” (Midwest Record) “Porter is a deep thinker.” (Swing Journal). His music is “founded upon depth and cunning use of space”.
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Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist
Health Care in the Trump Administration
WITH PAUL KINGSNORTH
WITH DEB STONE
Monday, June 5, 2017 • 7:00-8:30 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $10 • SKNG Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist, an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as environmentalists began to focus on “sustainability” rather than the defense of wild places for their own sake and as global conditions worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. He gave up what he saw as the false hope that residents of the First World would ever make the kind of sacrifices that would be needed to create real change. Novelist, commentator and co-founder of The Dark Mountain Project, Kingsnorth articulates a new vision that he calls “dark ecology,” which stands firmly in opposition to the belief that technology can save us, and argues for a renewed balance between the human and nonhuman worlds. Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and poet living in Cumbria, England. He is the author of several books, including the poetry collection Kidland and his fictional debut The Wake, winner of the Gordon Burn Prize and the Bookseller Book of the Year Award. Kingsnorth is the cofounder and director of the Dark Mountain Project, a network of writers, artists, and thinkers.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 • 7:00-8:30 pm Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington • $10 • SHOA “Will repeal, replace & save healthcare for ALL Americans,” Trump promised in one of his many tweets. In order to understand how that promise is likely to play out, we need to look at the evolution of health insurance in the U.S. Why don’t we have universal health insurance? Why are there so many different plans? Why do “pre-existing conditions” exist in no other health system but ours? Why was Obamacare so controversial? Why are our health care costs the highest in the world, but our health care outcomes nowhere near the top? How might the Trump administration provide what he touted throughout his campaign: “great health care at a fraction of the cost”? Deborah Stone is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. A specialist in health and social policy, she is the author of numerous articles and four books. The Samaritan’s Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor? is a call for harnessing altruism, rather than self-interest, as the moral engine of political life. Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making won the American Political Science Association’s Wildavsky Award for an Enduring Contribution to Policy Studies and is used all over the world. Her other books include The Disabled State, about the origins and development of disability policy in England, Germany and the U.S. and The Limits of Professional Power, a study of Germany’s national health insurance system. Stone has studied health systems in Europe and Asia, and has been a consultant to the U.S. Social Security Administration and the Institute of Medicine. She has written political and social commentary for The American Prospect, Nation, New Republic, Boston Review, salon.com, and nature articles for many magazines. The Samaritan’s Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor? Nation Books, 2008 will be available for purchase at this evening’s event.
Creating Community As a self-supporting part of the Lexington Public Schools, LCE understands that “self-support” means “community support.” Our Creating Community catalog section is intended to highlight opportunities for individuals to freely assist community, and in turn for community to freely assist individuals.
Lex Eat Together
Summer Youth Movie Making at LexMedia, see below.
LexMedia class participants must live, work, or attend school in Lexington. All participants must first take the Orientation class before signing up for other classes. All classes begin at 7:00 pm and are held at the LexMedia Studios unless noted. Orientation class takes 20 minutes, and a class can be held one-on-one if asked for. Class sign up is directly through Lexmedia. All classes are free of charge. For more information contact email@example.com April 4th. Orientation and Field Production One April 6th. Intro to Editing with Final Cut Pro X April 11th. Field Production Two. Sound and Lighting April 18th. Youth Video Production Class (1-3pm) April 19th. Youth intro to Editing with FCPX. (1-3pm) April 20th. Youth Video Production Class (1-3pm) April 21st. Youth intro to Editing with FCPX. (1-3pm) May 9th. Orientation and Field Production One May 16th. Field Production Two. Sound and Lighting May 18th. Intro to Editing with Final Cut Pro X May 23rd. Intro to Editing with Final Cut Pro X May 25th. Intro to Editing with Premiere Pro May 30th. Advanced Editing with Final Cut Pro X
Summer Youth Movie Making Class At LexMedia
This summer, 10 to 12 kids will gather at LexMedia (at Avalon) to make a movie or a series of TV shorts. They will take part in every aspect of production. It starts with a concept that we agree on, then we develop that concept and add characters, we then write the script and develop the story. And that’s only the first day! The next 4 days are spent refining what we started, rehearsing, learning to use the cameras and sound equipment and shooting the scenes. This is a hands on class. During this time the kids work together as a team. Collaboration, mutual respect and fun are the main goals of this one week class series...that and an amazing high quality HD production! Aug 7th - 11th. From 11am-4pm. Open to 10-13 year olds. For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 781-862-5388.
Lex Eat Together is a nonprofit, volunteerled organization serving a free, nutritious dinner every Wednesday in the heart of Lexington for anyone in need of food or companionship. Begun in October 2015 and modeled on successful programs in nearby towns, Lex Eat Together provides a healthy, well-balanced meal to all who come to join us. To learn more, sign up to volunteer, or make a donation, please visit our website at lexeattogether.org, “Like” their page at Facebook.com/ LexEatTogether or email lexeattogether@ gmail.com.
Bystander Training with IMPACT Boston NEW
Lexington Community Education and the Follen Church are proud to be partners in presenting this free Bystander Training Program presented by IMPACTBoston.org Do you want to speak up and intervene when you see an opportunity to respond to harassment, hate speech or sexual violence but don’t know how to do it safely? IMPACT believes that keeping ourselves safe and advocating for others go hand-in-hand. Come learn the skills to best protect your own safety and manage your own stress response in the moment of harassment. Skills taught in this bystander training include: how to manage challenging conversations; communicating confidence with body language (even when you don’t feel it); managing your adrenaline rush and de-escalating the situation. Strong, explicit language will be used. Appropriate for ages 15+. Parental discretion strongly advised. Space is limited so please register early. FBYS, 1 Sunday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Meets April 23, Follen Church Community Center, 755 Massachusetts Ave. FREE, but, pre-registration required.
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Each term our humanities section offers classes that aim to heighten our understanding of the human experience and honor the idea and ideals of a liberal arts education.
Officers of the Lexington Police & Fire Departments Help your child feel safer and more secure when home alone or with siblings, and teach them smart telephone and doorbell answering strategies. This class is designed for children ages 9 and older. Younger children may attend with an accompanying adult. Instructors are officers from the Lexington Police and Fire Departments. Class size is limited so please register early. K009, 1 Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm. Meets May 23, LHS, Room 220. Free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. NEW Eating Local, Sustaining Local: A Neighborhood Food Crawl
Instructor: Mimi Fix Join culinary and business instructor Mimi Fix, for a Saturday walking tour with stops at various Arlington businesses. In addition to some tasty eats, we’ll learn about the challenging role of small, local businesses in creating and sustaining unique communities. After registration, we’ll contact you about our meeting place, parking suggestions, and out of pocket food costs. NCOM, 1 Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Meets May 6. Meeting location shared at registration, $25.
The Magic of Shakuntala Devi NEW
Instructor: Mike Gefers In 1988, shortly after giving a 90 minute demonstration of mental calculation involving extremely large numbers, Shakuntala Devi was invited by the psychologist, Arthur Jensen, to participate in a series of tests at his chronometric laboratory at UC Berkeley. Jensen was long familiar with reports of Devi’s legendary calculating accomplishments, including multiplying together two different 13 digit numbers in just 28 seconds, a feat recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1990 Jensen published the results and an analysis of Devi’s testing in the journal Intelligence. While Jensen established metrics around memory capacity and processing capacity, there wasn’t much consideration given to the idea that Devi is often doing something other than mathematical calculation...something that seems more like magic. This evening we will explore Devi’s arithmetic and magic, examine some of the possible mapping she navigates to solve problems, and explain one of Devi’s signature tricks. Additionally, without any arithmetic calculation but just a bit of memory and a little bit of magic the instructor will attempt to break Shakuntala Devi’s record for extracting the 23rd root of a number in the bazillions. HDEV, 1 Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 17, LHS, Room 226, $25/Seniors $20. NEW
Mike Gefers explains The Magic of Shakuntala Devi (pictured above), this page.
Shakespeare’s King Lear
Instructor: Cammy Thomas Arguably the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, King Lear begins like a fairy tale: an aging king proposes to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, as long as they do what he asks. And then all goes wrong. The two evil daughters seem to obey him and he duly rewards them. The youngest, whom he loves, does not obey, so he banishes her in a rage. The play is a study of father/child relationships,
and of how hard it can be for a ruler to realize his full humanity. The first class session will be an introduction to the play, and there will be five more sessions, one for each act. HLEA, 6 Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 25, LHS, Room 225, $100/Seniors $85. NEW
A Tale of Two Cities
Instructor: Tracy Marks In A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris during the French Revolution, Charles Dickens portrays the transformation of both individual and society. Although “it was the worst of times, it was the best of times”, redemption, for several of the characters, was possible. In this course, we will read and discuss this superb classic novel, and watch video clips of significant scenes as performed in four different film adaptations. Please read chapters 1-9 (about 60 pages) before the first class. HTAL, 6 Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm. Begins April 26, LCE Conference Room, 146 Maple Street, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school, $110/ Seniors $85.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: Character and Conflict
Instructor: Tracy Marks Whether you have read Pride and Prejudice or watched any of the film versions, you are likely to enjoy Jane Austen’s ironic humor and appreciate how her characters struggle with obstacles in love. This minicourse will begin with an introduction to life in Georgian and Regency, England, particularly in regard to family, romance and marriage. Our focus, however, will be on reading and discussing Pride and Prejudice, as well as viewing and comparing brief excerpts from several of the film versions. We will pay special attention to character development, especially how the main characters gain self-awareness as a result of conflict. Please read the first 15 chapters before the first class. Recommended edition: The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Austen and Shapard. HJAN, 5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins May 16, LHS, Room 229, $90/Seniors $68.
Climate Change: Are We The Cause?
LCE is proud to welcome Pedro Lilienfeld to teach two classes this spring, see this page.
Are We Alone? The 60 Year Pursuit of SETI
Instructor: Pedro Lilienfeld Are we alone in the Universe? Are there any advanced technological cultures in our Milky Way galaxy? Are there intelligent beings on any of the myriad planets whirling around stars other than our Sun that are being discovered almost daily? What can we learn from our Earth’s experience about life elsewhere? What has been our experience listening to electromagnetic signals reaching us from outer space? Enrico Fermi, the notable Italian physicist, asked Where Are They? Do we have an answer to his question? The class will review briefly the history of ideas about other inhabited worlds, from Democritus through Nicholas de Cusa and Kant to the more recent ideas of Carl Sagan and Frank Drake. We follow with the 60-year pursuit of SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, the Rare Earth position, the insights provided by evolution and continental drift on Earth, the opposing views of astronomers and biologists, and cosmological considerations including the anthropic principle. Particular attention will be given to the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, an exploding and exciting field bearing directly on the subject of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. The class will conclude with the most recent ideas on this fascinating subject including those of Caleb Scharf: The Copernicus Complex, and John Gribbin: Alone in the Universe. HMYS, 2 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins May 24, LHS, Room 229. $44/ Seniors $30.
Instructor: Pedro Lilienfeld Do you believe that the Earth’s climate is undergoing significant changes? Are these changes due to naturally occurring cyclic variations or mankind? The scientific consensus is that our world is facing a major long term threat from large-scale climate changes caused by human activities. It is incumbent on humanity to become aware of it, understand its implications and implement worldwide mitigation measures. This presentation will review the history of climate change from the first awareness of the Earth’s excess temperature in the 1820s, the pioneering experiments of John Tyndall, and the growing evidence of anthropogenic influence on the global climate. In particular, we will identify the physical mechanisms underlying these climatic changes, principally global warming, and will explore other relevant phenomena, such as global heat balance and the greenhouse effect. After reviewing the available data, we will examine the short and long term effects of climate change before addressing potential methods of mitigation. Extensive use of informative graphics and stunning photography will clarify the concepts presented in this course. HINA, 2 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins April 26, LHS, Room 229. $44/ Seniors $30.
The Tea Route: Discovering the Elixir of the East
Instructor: Paul Angiolillo Tea is the most-popular drink in the world -- and its popularity keeps growing, as more and more people discover its rich aromas and stimulating qualities. Like wines, all teas come from a single plant (camellia sinensis)—yet there are hundreds of varieties, from spicy blacks and plumy oolongs to toasted whites and delicate greens. We’ll sample at least nine top-quality teas from the best tea growers in the world. You’ll also learn how to make your own chai and other flavored tea beverages and you’ll take home plenty of tea samples. Sweet and savory snacks will complement the tastings. Bring a couple of your favorite cups to the class. A $3 food fee is payable to the instructor. NTEA, 1 Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Meets May 18, LHS, Room 143, $25. NEW
Music in the Hollywood Film
Instructor: Stephan Prock Explore how music interacts with the visual, narrative and dramatic aspects of the Hollywood film to guide—sometimes to manipulate intentionally—the viewer’s experience of both particular moments and entire films. Our focus will be on how to listen actively to films with the aim of developing critical approaches to the films under consideration. Some of the issues to be considered include music, memory and subjectivity in Casablanca; music and representations of gender in Singin’ in the Rain; the composer as “director” in Psycho; music and audience manipulation in the Spielberg/Williams collaborations; music and “voice” in Jane Campion’s The Piano. Weekly viewings of films and short journal responses will be suggested. No previous knowledge of music or film theory required. HFILM, 6 Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 27, LHS, Room 220, $132/Seniors $120.
PARIS OFF THE BEATEN PATH with Sally Peabody, p. 29 Paul Angiolillo teaches The Tea Route (this page) and The Basics of Sculpting (page 18).
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Spring Opera Preview
Instructor: David Collins The Metropolitan Opera (in HD at movies theaters), and The Boston Lyric Opera (in live performance), are enriching our spring opera opportunities with a wonderful variety of melodious productions. The first class will be devoted to the Met’s HD presentation of Tchaikovsky’s best known opera, Eugene Onegin - a story of unrequited love and its tragic consequences. To prepare for the Boston Lyric Opera’s live presentation, the second class will concentrate on Mozart’s groundbreaking opera, The Marriage of Figaro which illuminates the foibles and aspirations of the human heart. Richard Strauss’ romantic comedy, Der Rosenkavalier, will occupy us next. A heartfelt love story of longing and compassion, with great melodies and a stirring waltz, this opera is Strauss’ most famous and beloved. Lastly we will take a preview look at the upcoming 20172018 season of Met HD presentations by focusing on the self-revelation of the major characters in each opera. Please note class meeting dates below. HOPE, 4 Meetings, 6:30-9:00 pm. Begins Tuesday April 11, and meets Wednesday, April 26 (Room 246), Tuesday May 9 and Tuesday, May 16, LHS, Room 240. $110/ Seniors $85.
Bach: The Greatest Teacher, Part II
Instructor: Richard Knisely Bach is regarded, arguably, as the greatest of all composers, especially among musicians and those who understand how music is created. Bach raised the bar for all composers far beyond the level of sophistication, intellect and profundity any music – perhaps any art – had achieved before him. In the 21st century it is still Bach that is the standard artists look to for guidance in the search for perfection. In this second term we will study closely the monumental masterpieces that were his most serious occupation in the last 20 years of his life: The Goldberg Variations, The Musical Offering, The Art of the Fugue, and the stupendous Mass in B-minor, with Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier to add insight to each work. In the end you should have a thorough understanding and reverence for what this one man was able to achieve.
Music Performance/ Theatre Arts Some prior knowledge of basic musical forms and theory is highly desirable, but not required. Participation in Bach Part 1 is not required. Both new and returning students are welcome to attend. HBAC, 8 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45 pm. Begins April 26, LHS, Room 240, $132/ Seniors $120. NEW
The Genius of Schubert
Instructor: Richard Knisely Franz Schubert’s short, largely unknowable life framed a continuous, uncanny flow of inspired music. Destined to remain largely unknown during his lifetime, Schubert composed because he had to and left a trail of masterpieces behind - sometimes literally - dropping and forgetting many of them wherever he finished them, or didn’t. He wrote music in every genre from song to symphony. His ability to unlock the most intimate depths of feeling almost effortlessly continues to awe musician and music lover alike. Join us for a survey of his mysterious life, times and, especially, his greatest music. Some basic knowledge of classical forms (Sonata form, Rondo form, etc.) is desirable but not required. HSHU, 8 Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30 pm. Begins April 26, LHS, Room 240, $132/ Seniors $120. NEW
Post WWII Chicago Blues
Instructor: Roger Gumley When large numbers of African-Americans migrated from the South in the early and mid 20th century, Chicago was the destination for many of them. Some brought their music with them and adapted it from a rural to an urban form. This class will focus on the innovators like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, who shaped a form that evolved into rock and roll and still influences music today. Roger Gumley has been an avid follower of blues and jazz music for over 40 years. He has worked as a radio disc jockey in Ames Iowa and Cincinnati Ohio. He has interviewed such blues masters as B.B. King, Hound Dog Taylor, Roosevelt Sykes, Koko Taylor, John Hammond and J.B. Hutto. His articles on the blues have appeared in the Iowa State Daily and The Christian Science Monitor. HWW2, 1 Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 18, LHS, Room 226, $25/Seniors $20.
Speak the Speech! (Or How to Give your Own TED Talk)
Instructor: Poornima Kirby Do you have exciting and important things to say, but aren’t sure how to say them? Are you a little rusty at speaking in public? Taught by a professional actress and writer, this relaxed and welcoming course will provide a laboratory in which to dust off your inspired notions and give them voice. We’ll explore the structure of famous speeches by everyone from Shakespeare to Martin Luther King, as well as a variety of TED Talks. We’ll talk about what makes a good topic, how to present it with your unique perspective and personal brand of humor, and we’ll learn simple memorization and performance tools that can help your words and ideas shine. HTDT, 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm. Meets May 11, LHS, Room 222, $40/Seniors $30.
DESIGN WHAT’S NEXT: TOOLS FOR TRANSITIONS with Tom Sadtler, p. 29 NEW
Instructor: Tarciso Alves Come learn the joyful rhythms of Brazil in this lively and open-level workshop. Tarciso Alves, a professional musician and percussionist from Brazil’s Northeast interior (a region renowned for its traditional foot-tapping folk music), will introduce you to a variety of fascinating instruments, from the versatile pandeiro, to the delicate triangle, to the big bold zabumba. Learn the history of beloved rhythms like Samba and Bossa Nova, as well as the lyrical Baiao, the ocean-like push and pull of Maracatu, and the danceparty invoking Forro! The workshop is open to all levels - even total beginners will leave with with a handful of easy and joyful grooves to tap out on the kitchen table. Feel free to bring your own drums. There will also be authentic Brazilian instruments to try out. HBRZ, 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm. Meets May 18, LHS, Room 222, $30/Seniors $25.
Instructor: Sandy Bornstein Would you like to sing without fatigue or tightness and easily hit the high and low notes that many great songs often require? If you can carry a tune, yet want to make a better quality sound and sing with confidence, this class – led by a professional singer and vocal teacher – is for you. Your voice is a wind instrument, and we will treat it as such by focusing on correct breathing, relaxation, expanding vocal range and increasing the power that will allow you to sing better. Ability to read music is a plus but not necessary. MBEV, 8 Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 25, LHS, Room 166, $132/Seniors $100.
Beginning Harmony Singing for Acoustic Musicians NEW
Instructor: Tony Watt The Beginning Three-Part Harmony Singing class is focused on two core skills: learning how to determine harmonies and learning to teach yourself to sing harmonies using your instrument as a guide. We will focus on a handful of common folk/country/bluegrass vocal tunes, and there will be homework each class including both singing and determining harmonies. There are no prerequisite songs, and you don’t need to be able to read music or play lead. The Harmony Singing class is open to all instruments, all levels - both rhythm and lead players - but it is geared towards those who have trouble finding harmonies on their instrument and/or with their voice. You will need to bring an instrument with you to class each week, and although it’s not required, please familiarize yourself with the G Major scale in the first position of your instrument. MRHY, 5 Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Begins April 25, LCE Conference Room, 146 Maple Street, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school. $100/Seniors $75. 101 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU HIT 100 with Kendall Dudley, p. 33
Guitarist Tony Watt teaches Beginning Bluegrass Jamming (this page) as well as Bluegrass guitar, mandolin and banjo, page 14.
Instrumental Camerata for Adults
Instructor: James Alers This class is designed for adults with a wide range of skills who are interested in playing chamber music together. We will explore different pieces from the classical repertoire, and address both the technical and musical components of ensemble playing. Whether you are a recent beginner or someone who has taken an extended break from playing but would like to resume (and need a motivational program to help!), this is sure to be a rewarding experience. The class is open to violinists, violists, cellists, bassists, oboist, flutists, and bassoonists who are comfortable with basic note-reading, and are playing at a “late beginner” level or higher. Please contact instructor with any questions or concerns regarding playing ability. Depending on the interest of the group, the last class can end with a performance for family and friends. MSTE, 8 Mondays, 7:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 24, LHS, Room 240, $209/Seniors $159.
Adult Group Piano Lessons for Beginning and Intermediate Students
Instructor: Julia Nelson, Keys For Kids Instructor The piano is an instrument that can truly do it all. From Classical to Jazz, and Blues to Rock and Roll, the dynamic versatility and physical design of the keyboard make it one of the most fundamental tools for
composition and performance. Whether you are wanting to try your hand at the piano for the first time, or are looking to brush up on your skills after time away, these group piano lessons will give you a solid understanding of melody, chords and rhythm and get your fingers moving on the piano. The instructor will meet you at your level and help you develop the building blocks of technique, style and theoretical understanding. Join fellow musical enthusiasts and learn about the workings of one of the most beautiful sounding and essential instruments in the world. A $20 fee for the required lesson book is payable to the instructor at the first class. MAPI, (Beginning) 8 Wednesdays, 6:457:30 pm. Begins April 26, Meets at Keys for Kids, 1050 Waltham St, suite 100, Lexington, $208. MAP2, (Intermediate), 8 Thursdays, 7:15- 8:00 pm. Begins April 27, Meets at Keys for Kids, 1050 Waltham St, suite 100, Lexington, $208. NEW Beginning Bluegrass Jamming Class (For All Bluegrass Instruments)
Instructor: Tony Watt The Beginning Bluegrass Jamming Class is open to all bluegrass instruments: banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass and Dobro a.k.a. resophonic guitar, and is geared towards beginner and intermediate musicians who are interested in learning how to play with other
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Tarciso Alves teaches Brazilian Grooves, see p.12.
musicians. We will focus on the basics of bluegrass jamming such as keeping time, non-verbal communication and jam etiquette. The primary goal is to provide the students with the skills and experience needed to participate in bluegrass jams. There are no prerequisite songs, and you don’t need to be able to play leads on your instrument, sing, or read music. Students should be able to play melodies and/or backup parts (i.e. guitarists should be able to switch between chords comfortably). Students are welcome to bring a recording device, however it’s not necessary as the instructor will be recording each class and sharing the recordings between classes. Limited to 8 students. MBLU, 5 Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm. Begins April 25, LCE Conference Room, 146 Maple St., Access by 328 Lowell St., and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school. $100/Seniors $75. NEW
Beginning Bluegrass Banjo
Instructor: Tony Watt The Beginning Bluegrass Banjo Class is intended for those who are new to playing bluegrass banjo, or those who have been frustrated trying to learn to play before. In this course we’ll learn how to read tablature (tab), and we will focus on the core techniques required to play bluegrass banjo including chords, rolls, pinches, slurs, etc. We will focus on a variety of classic songs in bluegrass including Man of Constant Sorrow, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, and I’ll Fly Away,
as a means to introduce a variety of soloing techniques and build increasingly complicated solos. The primary goal is to provide you with the skills needed to play solid bluegrass banjo and participate in bluegrass jams. Students do not need to have previous experience playing (or even listening to) bluegrass, and you don’t need to be able to read music. Students should bring a playable banjo, a banjo strap, thumb/finger picks and ideally a clip-on tuner. Handouts and corresponding mp3’s will be provided and while students are welcome to bring a recording device, it’s not necessary as the instructor will be recording each class and sharing the recordings between classes. Limited to 10 students. If a make up is needed it will be held on June 15. MBAN, 5 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. Begins April 13, LHS, Room 240. $100/ Seniors $75.
Beginning Bluegrass Guitar & Mandolin
Instructor: Tony Watt This Beginning Bluegrass Guitar and Mandolin class is intended for those who are new to playing lead bluegrass guitar and/or mandolin, or who have been frustrated trying to learn to play lead before. In this course we’ll learn how to read tablature (tab), and we will focus on learning the classic fiddle tune Old Joe Clark as means to introduce a variety of lead soloing techniques. The primary goal is to provide you with the skills needed to play lead bluegrass guitar and mandolin and participate in bluegrass jams. Students do not need to have previous experience playing (or even listening to) bluegrass, and you don’t need to be able to read music. Students should bring a playable mandolin or acoustic guitar (ideally with steel strings) and a pick. Handouts and corresponding MP3s will be provided and students are welcome to bring a recording device, however, it’s not necessary as the instructor will be recording each class and sharing the recordings between classes. Limited to 10 students. If a make up is needed it will be held on June 15. MGUI, 5 Thursdays, 8:00-9:30 pm. Begins April 13, LHS, Room 240. $100/Seniors $75.
Learn to Play Ukulele!
Instructor: Jason Yost Have you ever wanted to learn how to accompany yourself and others on the Ukulele? Maybe you already know the basics to the Ukulele but you want to improve? The Ukulele is a small 4-string, guitar-like instrument native to Hawaii, and its sound reflects the happiness and joy of life on the island. Bring your own instrument and come learn different playing techniques, chords, and musical styles on the Ukulele! MUKU, 4 Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 pm. Begins May 25, LCE Conference Room, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school. $45/Seniors $35.
Instructor: Jason Yost Whether it be folk, jazz, rock, classical, or world-beat, the guitar is one of the most versatile and popular instruments in the string family. Uniquely able to play single note passages and solos, as well as provide chordal accompaniment to vocalists or combos, the six string guitar is a portable string-set of musical possibility. In this class we will learn the basics needed to get you started, from left hand positioning and right hand picking, to playing chords, melodies, and rhythm. No experience is necessary. Please bring an acoustic or electric guitar with a practice amp to class. MBGU, 4 Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm. Begins April 13, LCE Conference Room, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school. $45/Seniors $35. NEW Learn to Play Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar
Instructor: Robert Butler This workshop begins with detailed class demonstrations in the diverse techniques of the Classical and fingerstyle guitar. Every class includes individual instruction addressing your specific goals in a relaxed setting. Right hand finger and pick styles are included with both tablature and traditional manuscript charts and scores. You need not be an advanced player in order to learn and develop your guitar
Writing skills. We will listen to sample recordings of the masters of the acoustic guitar to further illustrate the application of melodic scales, bass lines, composition, music theory and chordal harmony needed to advance your skills and your ability to enjoy your instrument and play with other musicians. At the end of each session, our workshop becomes an open ensemble improv as we play a wide variety of pieces including Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and Modern Period pieces. For this improv, you will be given a part that matches your abilities from novice through advanced levels. Everyone will feel welcome to join in. Sign up for the first class as an introduction, or for the full class for further study and development. MCLS, (Intro Session), 1 Thursday, 2:00-3:00 pm. Meets April 27, LCE Conference Room, 146 Maple Street, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school. $10. MCL2, (Continued Study), 6 Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 pm. Begins May 4, LCE Conference Room, 146 Maple Street, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school. $100/Seniors $85. NEW Open Blues Improv and Jam Session
Instructor: Robert Butler Do you find yourself drawn to the soulful melodies and stirring rhythms of Blues music? This Blues improv/jam session was created to bring players of all instruments together who want to express themselves through this powerful American music style while in a relaxed, non competitive setting. Regardless of what instrument you play, you are welcome to join us. Woodwinds, horns, strings, keys, percussion, guitar, etc are all welcome. Detailed class demonstrations on technique include: melodic soloing, walking bass lines, harmonic chord structures and a wide variety classic Blues rhythms. Working from tablature, chord charts, classical manuscript and of course by ear, we’ll cover such classic Blues genres as: Chicago and Urban Blues, Swing, Boogie Woogie and the rural Folk Blues of the South. Players should have basic skills in rhythm and melody and bring their own instruments and equipment to class. You need not be a high level or professional musician to have
fun with this open improv. Every student will be provided parts that match their level of ability. Teacher Robert Butler will supply all curriculum based lead sheets, texts and diagrams. Sign up for the first class with the option of returning for continued improvisation. MOPB, (Intro Session), 1 Thursday, 6:009:00 pm. Meets April 27, LHS, Room 246, $10. MOP2, (Continued Improv), 6 Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 pm. Begins May 4, LHS, Room 246, $185/Seniors $175.
Beginning Hand Drumming
Instructors: DrumConnection Teaching Faculty For thousands of years the drum has provided people with a powerful basic tool to communicate, express themselves, form community and profoundly integrate the senses. This course will give you all the tools you’ll need to really enjoy yourself playing your drum. Our introduction to the rhythms of Brazil, Cuba, Guinea, Haiti, Mali, Senegal and Trinidad will allow us to experience the healing power of the drum and express our own voice. As you unleash your natural musical ability, you can experience joyous, ecstatic states of mind. Plan on having a fun time learning the traditional rhythm for the djembe, conga and ashiko drums. You can learn to play simply for your own enjoyment, or to play with other musicians. DrumConnection’s team teaching approach provides individualized instruction, and challenges and excites your senses. You are welcome to bring your own drum, rent from the instructor by calling 781-316-8068, or use an LCE drum for the class session. LCE drums cannot be taken home. A $5 materials fee, payable to the instructor, will cover the cost of the workbook and all written materials. DRUM, 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. Begins April 25, LHS, Room 247, $137/Seniors $115.
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Whether it originates from memory or fantasy, takes shape as poetry or prose, our expert writing staff will help you get your word out.
Instructor: Tom Daley Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre.—Walter Benjamin Summon incidents and characters from your past to the stage of your memory through writing prompts designed to create a personal literature. Let your unique life experiences help to create poems, short stories, song lyrics, flash fiction, personal essays, riddles or even the beginning of a book-length memoir. Whether you intend to share your written remembrances with family and friends or a broader audience, you will find this a collegial and supportive workshop in which weekly exercises will help you to transform the rich material of your life into unique works of art. The instructor, a published poet who teaches poetry writing and leads workshops on the creative process, will offer suggestions for getting your work published, either privately or in journals. WMEM, 8 Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm. Begins April 12, LHS, Room 224, $195/ Seniors $145. W2ME, 8 Fridays,12:30-2:00 pm. Begins April 28, LCE Conference Room, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school. $165/Seniors $125.
Poetry Writing Workshop
Instructor: Tom Daley Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundation for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. – Audre Lourde Poetry writing, largely, is a solitary endeavor. This workshop will provide the opportunity for poets, both beginning and practiced, to share their work with other poets in a collegial and supportive environment. We will concentrate on sharpening the impact of your poems through careful consideration of their strengths and their limitations. Optional take-home writing exercises will give you the opportunity to explore the myriad
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Fine Art forms poetry can take. Bring 10 copies of a recent poem (no more than two pages long) to the first session.. WPWW, 8 Wednesdays, 6:15-8:15 pm. Begins April 12, LHS, Room 224, $195/ Seniors $145.
Strategies for Getting Published in Journals, Magazines and Online: A Workshop for Creative Writers NEW
Instructor: Tom Daley Have you written poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction? Are you looking for a broader audience for your work? This workshop will offer successful techniques for finding the right journal, magazine, or online venue for your creative output. We will discuss issues such as developing a relationship with an editor, the right kind of cover letter, the timing of your submission, the pros and cons of contests, how to use the web to maximize your exposure, simultaneous submissions, and how to attract the attention of agents. The instructor’s poems and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in numerous journals and other venues, including The Boston Globe, Fence, Harvard Review, Denver Quarterly, The Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, Barrow Street, Poetry Ireland Review, Prairie Schooner, 32 Poems, Diagram, Salamander, Del Sol Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Bulletin of the Emily Dickinson International Society, and Studio Potter. WO11, 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Meets June 2, LHS, Room 222, $35/Seniors $30.
Instructor: Laura Doolan In this course, we’ll write about personal experiences in short essays. If you’ve always wanted to write about your life, but don’t know where to start, this course is for you. We’ll write on different themes each week and explore different writing styles. We’ll discuss different components of the personal essay like tone and format. We’ll help each student find his or her unique voice. Students will share their work in a supportive and constructive environment. We’ll also read a variety of published essays. WESS, 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins April 12, LHS, Room 221, $132/ Seniors $100. LexingtonCommunityEd.org
Instructor: Jane Sutton Taught by a Lexington author of eight published books, this class on writing for children will focus on character development, plot, and descriptive writing. This course is open to continuing students, as well as to new students with some previous writing experience. Participants are encouraged to work in the genre(s) of their interest and will share and critique their manuscripts and submission cover letters. WCB2, 5 Tuesdays, 7:15-9:30 pm. Begins April 4 and meets May 9, May 23, June 6 and June 20. LHS, Room 148, $140/ Seniors $105.
The Ins and Outs of Publishing Workshop
Instructor: Gemmesa Mercado Do you know the order of operations when it comes to publishing a book? In this course you will discover the key components to having a complete manuscript, how and when to submit a book to a publishing house or literary agent, and how to market your title. You will also explore the inner workings of the publishing world and apply your newfound knowledge to determine how you most prefer to publish (traditionally, independently, or by yourself). WINP, 1 Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 noon. Meets April 15, LHS, Room 220, $66/ Seniors $55.
Writing Without Homework!
Writing the Personal Essay
Writing Children’s Books for New and Returning Students
Instructor: Cammy Thomas We will gather each week to write together for an hour, and then to share what we’ve written, if we feel like it. All genres are welcome: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays, journals… Each week the instructor will provide prompts for you to write from if you like, or you can work on writing of your own. Experience has shown that the only way to be a writer, is to write! WWWH, 6 Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 27, LHS, Room 225, $100/ Seniors $85.
In his book “The Art Spirit” American painter Robert Henri writes, “To apprehend beauty is to work for it.” LCE invites you to work, apprehend, enjoy and ultimately add to the beauty of the world through our many art offerings. NEW Color Theory, Application, and Appreciation
Instructor: Linda Balek Color and color theory form the foundation of both art and design. This class will increase your understanding and appreciation of the different ways that artists and designers use color. You will experiment with some hands on exercises using paint to demonstrate the different aspects of Chevreul’s Colour Theory and go home understanding the difference between hue, value, and saturation; and how to use all three to gain the visual effects you want. ACOL, 1 Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Meets May 10, LHS, Room 212, $25/Seniors $20.
Fundamentals of Drawing
Instructor: Peter Hines It’s not necessary to travel to exotic places or pick an unusual subject to create art that is fresh and new. Through overcoming the visual prejudices we have developed that make every day things seem invisible, exciting art can be created almost anywhere, and inspired by almost any subject. In this drawing class for beginning and intermediate students, we will emphasize observation and description of items that are present in our own homes and our neighborhood. We will consider issues including form and line, shading and shadows, shape and proportion, and composition and perspective. Students will receive individual attention in a relaxed and friendly setting. A $7 setup fee payable to instructor at the first class. Supply list: 1 tablet drawing paper, about 8.5 inch x 11 inch; pencils of assorted hardness (between hb and 6b); 1 pencil sharpener, eraser. AFOD, 8 Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am. Begins April 10, Lower Level Conference Room, Lexington Public Schools Central Office, 146 Maple Street, Access by 328 Lowell Street, $165/Seniors $125.
Instructor: Peter Hines In this class we will practice the fundamental skills of mixing color and drawing with a brush. We will examine many of the qualities of appealing paintings, and how technique enables self-expression from the start. The cost of materials is approximately $65 to $85. A $7 setup fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Supplies needed are: 3 or 4 round sable brushes ranging in size 2 to 10; a pad of good watercolor paper approximately 9” x 12,” and a simple set of paints that are mostly primary colors—cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, cadmium red, rose madder, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, Chinese white and ivory black. Avoid paints that include the word hue in the description, e.g., ‘cadmium yellow hue,’ and get the genuine traditional colors. A pad of disposable palette paper or a small palette may be useful. ADYW, 4 Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm. Begins April 11, Lower Level Conference Room, Lexington Public Schools Central Office, 146 Maple Street, Access by 328 Lowell Street, $88/Seniors $66. NEW
Instructor: Linda Balek Acrylic painting is similar in style and finish to that of oil painting. Because acrylic is a water-based paint that dries quickly and makes for easy clean up, it is a great medium for beginners to start with. In this class you will be introduced to the basics of painting with acrylics. Each class will begin with a short introduction covering an element of painting, and then focus on putting brush to canvas with the guidance and friendly critique of the instructor. Students will begin painting the first class, so please bring the required following materials to the first class. Please bring a paint palette, different sized artist brushes and acrylic artist paint (minimum recommended colors are cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, titanium white), a canvas Board or stretched canvas (you determine the size), a container for water, paper towels and newspaper or plastic to cover tables, and a subject to paint (can be a photo or a prop). A table easel is also recommended. AACR, 4 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm. Begins May 2, LHS, Room 210, $88/Seniors $75.
Author Gemmesa Mercado offers writing and publishing classes for adults and teens, page 16 and 25.
Introduction to Pastels
Instructor: Peter Hines This medium reduces the time spent on setting up and cleaning and is ideal for artists with limited space and time. We will begin with exercises designed to get control of color and become familiar with the texture of pastels while practicing the drawing of simple subjects. Emphasis will be on studying objects and describing what we see rather than rehearsing the performance of set procedures. Please bring a beginners set of oil or soft pastels that includes red, yellow, blue, white, and black, and a pad of student grade drawing paper. A $7 setup fee payable to instructor at the first class. APAS, 4 Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm. Begins May 23, Lower Level Conference Room, Lexington Public Schools Central Office, 146 Maple Street, Access by 328 Lowell Street, $88/Seniors $66.
Aquatic Scenes with Chinese Brush and Colors NEW
Instructor: Son-Mey Chiu During this spring season students are invited to explore painting aquatic flora and fauna. A variety of subject matters will be introduced to cater to students of different levels of experience with Chinese ink and colors. Students will learn painting water birds such as the kingfisher and egret. Aquatic plants such as the water lily and lotus will be
introduced. Students will also be given the opportunity to paint the Chinese goldfish and koi. Beginning and returning students are welcome. (Painting supplies for new students: approximately $57 payable to the instructor at the first class.) ACBP, 4 Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm. Begins May 3, LHS, Room 210, $125/ Seniors $95. NEW
Sea Glass Escape
Instructor: Carol Redinger Join us for an interactive and relaxing experience with other like-minded sea glass lovers! Novices, collectors and researchers are all welcome. We will delve into the rich history of sea glass, its beauty and the joy of collecting the glass! Engage with others who share common interests, rather than exploring these areas on our own in front of the computer! We will determine the age and history of glass samples, evaluate authenticity, and explore New England history and stories. Learn how to use the glass creatively and where to find the glass. One-on-one time will also be included to explore individual interests in the hobby. Every student will receive a resource packet. FSEA, 1 Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 pm. Meets April 11. LCE Conference Room, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school. $39/Seniors $30.
Lexington Community Education
Instructor: Elena Belkova We will start with a discussion of the elements of design including line, shape, form, color, texture, value and proportion. We will focus on perspective and how to create the illusion of space and objects on paper. Each lesson starts with a quick 10 to 15 minutes of sketching the objects we see around us. We will work on skills to have your drawing with more confidence and continue to investigate different drawing techniques and topics. You will practice in class and receive ideas for continued practice between classes. Please bring the following materials to class: an 18” x 24” White Paper Drawing Pad (not newsprint), Pencil HB, Willow Charcoal sticks, and a kneaded eraser. ADRAW, 7 Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 25, LHS, Room 212, $220/ Seniors $165. NEW
Instructor: Elena Belkova We will begin our work by creating quick sketches, called block-ins and move onto the study of figure drawing. Our study will include the use of plaster casts of facial features such as the eyes, nose, lips and ears. Learn the steps to develop your drawing from an outline to a finished product. Special emphasis will be placed on reinventing the illusion of surface and form on paper. We will work on improving draftsman skills as well as the skills needed in drawing the human form. Some homework will be suggested between classes. Previous drawing experience is recommended. New and returning students are welcome. Supplies: 18” x 24” Drawing Pad (White Paper), Pencil HB, Eraser, and Pencil Sharpener. AINTD, 8 Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 27, LHS, Room 212, $210/Seniors $160. INTERIOR DECORATING WITH FAUX PAINTING with Linda Balek, p. 28
Paul Angolillo’s Root-Ball-Flame (detail). Paul teaches Tea: The Elixer of the East (page 11), and The Basics of Sculpting (see below).
Charcoal and Pastel Art Studio
Instructor: Alma Bella Solis Using a combination of charcoal pencils and chalks, or dry pastel pencils and chalks, you will produce your own compositions interpreting subjects ranging from still life to human figures. You’ll learn drawing methods including outline, contour, shading, blending, detailing and connectedness and explore perspective, proportion, and more. Class size limited to 7 students. Please bring to first class: an 18” x 24” Drawing pad (not sketch pad); Charcoal pencils kit (comes in a package of soft or light, medium, dark or hard, knead eraser, sharpener. Brand names may be General’s, Derwent, Conte); Charcoal chalks (may come in a package of 4 chalks that are 2B, 4B, 6B); Tri-tip eraser (for pastels); Set of pastel chalks (brand names may be Rembrandt, Prismacolor, Alphacolor, Conte); Easel (maybe for table-top or, floor) and Blending stumps (comes in a package of various sizes). ACHR, 6 Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15 pm. Begins May 2, LHS, Room 211, $132/Seniors $110.
The Basics of Sculpting
Instructor: Paul Angiolillo Learn how to create three-dimensional works of art that feel original and eyecatching. Bring your own materials— evocative pieces of wood, intriguing found objects, handsome stones, or curiosities from your attic—and learn how to design and assemble them into engaging and resilient sculptures. Several wooden bowls might become a whimsical piece for a living room or foyer. A group of related objects might turn into a wall relief or mobile. Garden sculptures are also possible. Our instructor will provide many basic tools and other equipment, and demonstrate various techniques for joining and mounting any sculpture. Along with your own materials, you can bring any favorite tools or equipment (wire, clippers, shears, etc.). All levels are welcome. No materials fee. ASCU, 3 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm. Begins May 2, LHS, Room 211, $66/Seniors $50.
Bow Loom Weaving
Instructor: Beth Cederberg Guertin Weave a bracelet using a Bow Loom. The Bow Loom is a very simple, “primitive”, portable loom that has been used in Thailand by ethnic groups for hundreds of years to make narrow bands with beads on the edges. No prior weaving experience is needed. Students will be able to choose from many colors of beads and yarns to weave their bracelet. Students will go home with the looms to continue the weaving fun. Please bring a pair of small sharp scissors to class. A materials fee of $25 (which includes the Bow Loom, beads, threading aid, yarn for warp and weft, needles, the clasp to make into a bracelet and instructions) is payable directly to the instructor at class. ABOW,1 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm. Meets April 26, LHS, Room 214, $35/ Seniors $30.
Weave A Bamboo Scarf - Get Ready for Spring!
Instructor: Beth Cederberg Guertin In three weeks (9 hours), you will weave a bamboo scarf (6” X 72”) with optional lace stripes. The scarf can either have twisted fringe or be sewn into an infinity scarf. The first class will consist of warping (threading) the loom. The second class we’ll begin weaving and for those who want, learn how to use a pick-up stick to create lace stripes. You will take the loom home to weave the scarf. The third class will consist of taking the scarf off the loom, twisting the fringe or sewing the infinity scarf and learning how to wash the scarf. Schacht Cricket Looms will be provided for students use (and can be purchased from the instructor). These looms are small and lightweight enough to be carried in a canvas tote bag provided by the instructor. Students will need to either go to the instructor’s studio in Waltham to choose colors before the class begins or contact the instructor with color choices. A materials fee of $15 for the yarns will be paid to the instructor. Please bring a tape measure and scissors to class. A2WV, 3 Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm. Begins May 10. LHS, Room 214, $135/ Seniors $100.
Making Books: Stitched Bindings
An Introduction to Metalsmithing
Instructor: Annie Zeybekoglu Hand bookbinding is a cherished tradition. In this class, we will begin with the basic pamphlet stitch, which allows you to make a simple book from folded paper. Then we will create books using Asian Stab Binding, Long-Stitch Binding, and/or classic Coptic Binding, in which the finished book opens flat to each page. The samples you create can be used as journals or sketchbooks to inspire further creativity! No previous experience necessary. A materials charge of $24 is payable to the instructor at the first class. ABOK, 6 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins April 24, LHS, Room 214, $120/Seniors $90.
Daytime Advanced Knitting
Instructor: Kerry Keohane Bring a new or working project for guidance and hand holding. Learn to knit a gauge, a new technique, or to seam and block your project. The instructor, who has been teaching knitting for fifteen years, is familiar with knitting in the round, magic loop, cabling without a cable needle, color work and lace. Bring your patterns, yarn, needles, unfinished projects and questions for a morning of knitting. Class size limited to 8. ADKT, 9 Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am. Begins April 12, Meets at LCE Conference Room, (Access by 328 Lowell Street/Enter through blue side door of building), $175/ Seniors $130.
Annie Zeybekoglu teaches Making Books: Stitched Bindings, see above.
Instructor: Karenna Maraj Come and learn how to make beautiful jewelry with an introduction to metalsmithing techniques! You will be guided the first day on basic techniques; how to solder, saw, file, hammer, make jump rings and findings. The next two sessions will be spent using your new skills to make bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants. We will use stamps, set stones and learn wire wrapping, just to name a few examples of skills. Silver is available for a small additional fee. While this class is geared toward beginners, students with some previous experience will work on perfecting skills and learning new techniques. Class is limited to six students. AITM, 3 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins May 2, Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection, 95 Trapelo Road, Belmont, $125.
Stone Carving Saturday
Instructor: Scott Cahaly In this one-day workshop, you’ll have the unique opportunity to carve your own stone. For beginners and experienced sculptors alike, you’ll be guided through the process of looking into the rock for imagery, carving into material, planning and forming a sculpture, and using tools. Hand-carving techniques will be demonstrated, and stone carving lore will be discussed. We’ll also touch upon safety in the studio, and stone and tool sourcing. You will leave with your stone sculpture in hand. Please bring a bag lunch to class. All materials will be provided. Classes are held at Scott’s Stone Carving, 80 Loomis Street (Bike Path) Bedford, MA 01730. For additional class information please visit: www.stonecarvingdust.blogspot.com. ASTN, 1 Saturday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Meets April 22. Meets at Scott’s Stone Carving, 80 Loomis Street, Bedford, $125. A2STN, 1 Saturday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Meets May 20, Meets at Scott’s Stone Carving, 80 Loomis Street, Bedford, $125. A3STN, 1 Saturday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Meets June 17. Meets at Scott’s Stone Carving, 80 Loomis Street, Bedford, $125. APRIL VACATION STONE CARVING CLASS ages 13+, with Scott Cahaly, p. 26
Lexington Community Education
ELL/Languages Quilting and Beyond
Instructor: Cathy Berry Is there a quilt you would like to make? Do you have a project that you would like to finish? Have you ever seen a quilt that just strikes your fancy but you think it would be too difficult? Come join our class and learn the basics and beyond with all the company of fellow quilting and appliqué enthusiasts which will keep you going through the time consuming but creative and rewarding process of starting, making and finishing your own special quilt. Optional field trips to quilt and fabric shops will be discussed in class. AQ&M, 6 Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 3 and meets April 10, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22. LHS, Room 143, $140/ Seniors $100.
Photography: The Basics and Beyond
Introduction to Photoshop
Instructor: Damian Barneschi In this class, students will learn how to use Photoshop as both a tool to alter digital images and as a means of creating finished pieces of original artwork. The course begins with an explanation of Photoshop tools and soon has students using these tools to manipulate images. Students will then learn how to use Photoshop to improve digital photos. For this purpose, students are encouraged to work from their own image bank, but images will be provided if necessary. Finally, students will use their acquired knowledge to create original pieces of artwork, including a print advertisement and a photo collage. CAPS, 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins April 12. LHS, Room 155, $198/ Seniors $148.
Instructor: Scott Metzger Great photographs are created through the right mixture of angle, light, subject, story, and spirit. To capture all of these ingredients in the snap of a shutter, a photographer needs the skill set to potentially assess, frame, and shoot in a fraction of a second. In this class, we will stock our photographic “tool box” through studying the essential elements of taking a great picture. We will explore documentary, lighting, the rule of thirds, camera and computer processing equipment, and composition. We will also examine ways to manage work flow and the particulars of portrait, landscape and commercial photography. By the end of the class, students will feel more comfortable with their ability to make a stronger, more engaging photograph. Please bring your camera to class. APBB, 4 Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Begins April 10, LHS, Room 222, $88/Seniors $66.
Ric Calleja teaches English Conversation (this page) and Spanish Conversation (next page).
Instructor: Tamar Berejiklian This course is intended for students who can already speak, read, write, and understand basic English and want to focus on conversation practice. We will review grammar including verbs and prepositions. We will also work on practical exercises to improve everyday conversation. LINE, 9 Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins April 13, LHS, Room 234, $149/Seniors $115.
Instructor: Ric Calleja Have you studied English and perhaps traveled or lived in an English-speaking country, yet feel uncomfortable when Americans use informal English? In this class you will learn to understand and make yourself understood dealing with schools, landlords, neighbors and government officials. Your confidence will grow as we converse about daily life, family, children, friends, shopping, travel and what to see and do in the Boston area. LCOE, 8 Mondays, 12:30-2:30 pm. Begins April 24, LCE Conference Room, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school, $135/Seniors $100.
THE GENIUS OF SCHUBERT with Richard Knisely, p. 12
THE ART OF REMEMBERING NAMES with Neil Kutzen, p. 32
No matter where you travel in the world, communication is the key to success. Our courses are taught by instructors who both speak well and teach well in multiple languages.
Instructor: Pilar Cabrera, Ph.D This beginner course focuses on basic communication in Spanish. Students will develop communication skills that include greetings and farewells, answering the phone, ordering a meal, discussing traveling and hotel accommodations, and talking about recreation and sports. Students will learn grammar usage such as regular and irregular verbs, subject-verb agreement, progressive tense, agreement of articles, nouns, and adjectives in the context of discussion, reading, and writing exercises. LBGS, 8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 5, LHS, Room 222, $165/ Seniors $125.
Spanish Language through Literature and Film
Instructors: Pilar Cabrera, Ph.D, and Montserrat Caracuel This intermediate language course is designed to develop communication skills in Spanish through interactive movie presentations for professional and social discourse. Students will develop oral and written fluency through active discussions and reflections on themes and arguments presented in the movies. Vocabulary and grammar will be acquired in the context of watching, discussions, and writing exercises. LHCC, 8 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 4, LHS, Room 225, $165/Seniors $125.
Instructor: Ricardo Calleja Alvarez Develop your vocabulary through a series of guided conversations on a variety of interesting topics and strengthen your ability to use key verb tenses and other important grammatical structures. In this class we will also discuss different cultural facets of the Spanish speaking world and listen to a variety of songs in Spanish, both modern and traditional. Este curso le ayudará a fortalecer su uso de los tiempos de los verbos esenciales y otras estructuras gramaticales importantes. También le ayudará a desarrollar su uso de vocabulario por medio de conversaciones guiadas sobre temas interesantes. En esta clase hablaremos sobre diferentes facetas culturales del mundo hispanohablante y escucharemos una variedad de canciones modernas y tradicionales en español. LSPC, 8 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 26, LHS, Room 234, $135/ Seniors $100.
Spanish Conversation – Daytime
Instructor: Tony Marques Sustain and enhance your Spanishspeaking ability. You will love this interactive, funny, high-energy class. Students need to have at least two years of Spanish study, and should be comfortable translating the following: Si Ud. quiere practicar español al completo, únase a nosotros. La clase será en español solamente. Después de un breve repaso de los principios básicos, tendremos presentaciones hechas voluntariamente por los estudiantes, y también tendremos
discusiones culturales, turísticas, y alimenticias, sólo limitado por la imaginación y habilidad del presentador. Class size is limited to 8. LSCO, 8 Mondays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Begins April 10, LCE Conference Room, Access by 328 Lowell Street, and enter through the blue side door of the Old Harrington school, $135/Seniors $100.
Beginning Italian – Level 1
Instructor: Sonia Parravano Students will have the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and conversation. Learn the Italian sound system and the basics of vocabulary and grammar necessary for communication. This course is built around readings, class discussion,and active class participation. Memorization and mechanical practice is required. Textbook will be discussed at first class. LBIT, 8 Mondays, 6:30-7:45 pm. Begins April 10, LHS Room 148. $132/Seniors $100.
Conversational Italian – Level 5
Instructor: Sonia Parravano Engage in fun and stimulating conversation while enhancing your cultural, literary, and linguistic proficiency. The course explores a wealth of interesting topics, like Renaissance Italy, contemporary literature, current news, cuisine, music and more. Students are encouraged to prepare a topic and discuss their findings in an informal atmosphere. In addition to oral production, writing assignments and in-class prompts aim to help students express their ideas in the language. This class is a great fit for students who have intermediate to advanced proficiency in Italian. LICO, 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:00 pm. Begins April 11, LHS Room 173, $132/Seniors $100.
Advanced Beginning Italian – Level 2
Instructor: Sonia Parravano This course is appropriate for those who have completed Beginning Italian (Level 1) or its equivalent. Grammar and vocabulary will build upon what was covered in Beginning Italian with a focus on speaking skills. Study of grammar will continue through simple conversations. Students should be familiar with the present tense, adjectives and prepositions. LIAB, 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:00 pm. Begins April 10, LHS Room 148. $132/Seniors $100.
Intermediate Italian – Level 3
Instructor: Sonia Parravano This class is appropriate for students who have completed Advanced Beginner Italian - Level 2 and are comfortable in an immersion environment. Students should be confident using vocabulary and grammar skills acquired in Italian beginner I and Italian beginner II. Grammar study will continue through simple conversations, short stories and readings. LIIT, 8 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm. Begins April 11, LHS, Room 173, $132/Seniors $100.
Tony Marques leads Spanish Conversation in the Daytime, see this page.
Total Beginner French
Instructor: Maurice Bombrun Total Beginner French is for students with no or “forgotten” French knowledge. The course introduces basic pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary to build the foundation of the language in a fun environment, taking into consideration each student’s requirements and questions. Students will learn to communicate simple concepts in French through numerous exercises. Pronunciation, reading, listening and speaking are the focus of the class for a progressive learning experience. The college-level Contacts, Valette/Valette, Version 8, may be purchased online or from a bookstore. LOBR, 8 Mondays, 4:30-6:30 pm. Begins April 24, Lexington High School, Room 233, $176/Seniors $155.
Lexington Community Education
French: Beginner II
Instructor: Maurice Bombrun French: Beginner II is for students who have taken Total Beginner French, studied French at the high school level, or have had equivalent experience. This course will cover pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary to build language skills in a fun environment. Focus is shared among reading, writing, listening and speaking for a well-rounded learning experience. The college-level text, Valette/Valette may be purchased online or from a bookstore. LBFR, 8 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 24, LHS, Room 233, $176/Seniors $155.
Daytime Intermediate French
Instructor: Karen Girondel This total immersion course is designed for students who are able to create sentences in French using learned vocabulary and expressions in basic social situations. While students may make mistakes, and pause to find the right word or to self-correct, they are generally understood by sympathetic native speakers who are accustomed to non-native fluency. The emphasis will be on perfecting listening and speaking skills in a variety of authentic cultural contexts, as well as increasing vocabulary and grammatical accuracy. The course is taught in a very visual way, making it fun and easy to make rapid progress towards advanced proficiency. We will use film and current events to provide cultural context. LDIF, 8 Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am. Begins April 25, Old Harrington School Conference Room, $135/Seniors $100.
Photo by Val Porter.
French Language and Conversation Through Film
French musician and educator Brice Kapel visits Lexington for a Soirée Musicale, page 4.
Instructor: Maurice Bombrun Intermediate French is for students with all basic concepts of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. The course quickly reviews the foundation to build upon and expand the language patterns and grammatical structures. Vocabulary is enhanced further through simple dialogues, readings, and translations. We will review verb tenses and more are presented. Students learn how to communicate with simple sentences in applicable situations. The college-level book Contacts, Valette/Valette, may be purchased online or from a bookstore. LINF, 8 Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 27, LHS, Room 233, $176/Seniors $155.
Instructor: Karen Girondel Film transports us to another place, another time and another life. Film provides language learners with a rich audio-visual context, along with dynamic vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, authentic dialogue, in addition to cultural and historical references. This course will feature presentation of vocabulary and some key grammatical structures which students will practice in the context of the film, as well as open-ended exercises, activities, discussions, and role-playing designed to help them improve their proficiency. Listening and speaking skills will be emphasized in this class rather than reading and writing. This course is for you if you know some basic French, understand some of what you hear when spoken at normal rate of speed, and want the opportunity to speak in a context that will encourage increased vocabulary and grammatical accuracy without lists of words and tedious written exercises. LFFIL, 8 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 26, LHS, Room 166, $135/ Seniors $100.
Beginning German, Continued
Instructor: Uschi Kullmann Beginning German Continued is for students with some German knowledge. The course consists of the study of the fundamentals of the language. Students will learn to communicate simple concepts in German, both written and spoken. Emphasis is on oral communication with pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary taught in context, Also the culture of the German-speaking world will be presented through interactive activities, discussion, exercises and readings. We will use the textbook and workbook “Themen Aktuell 1” covering the last two units and reviewing the others. LREG, 4 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 26, LHS, Room 231, $88/ Seniors $75.
Beginning Conversational Arabic
Instructor: Tamar Berejiklian Originating in the 6th century, the Arabic language has become one of the most widely spoken and recognizable languages in the world today. Taught by a native speaker, the beginning class will introduce modern conversational Arabic by using an interactive and practical instructional method. Emphasis will be on listening comprehension, vocabulary, and conversation skills. LBAR, 8 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins April 10, LHS, Room 231, $132/Seniors $100.
Native speaker and educator Uschi Kullmann continues Beginning German, see above.
Computers From editing digital photos, to creating your own web page, you are sure to find something to match your ability and interest. Mac Computers are provided for all computer classes. However, if preferred, students may bring their laptops for any of Kristen Butler’s classes. The Lexington Community Education Conference Room is located at 146 Maple Street, access via 328 Lowell St. The LCE Office Conference Room is in the Old Harrington/Lexington Public Schools Central Office building. Enter through the blue door on the parking lot side of the building. Look for the blue awning listing “Lexington Community Education.”
Introduction to Microsoft Word – Daytime
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to use this powerful word processing program to write your papers, create flyers, write your resume, modify document setups, change margins, change fonts, and other information. Students must be familiar with the basics of how to use a computer. CDWO, 1 Tuesday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Meets April 25, LCE Conference Room, $48.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel – Daytime
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to use a spreadsheet application and create graphs using the data in your spreadsheets. Learn how to use multiple worksheets and share the data between the worksheets. MS Excel is a great tool for tracking numbers. CDEX, 1 Tuesday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Meets May 2, LCE Conference Room, $48.
Introduction to PowerPoint – Daytime
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to use a presentation package that will allow you to create slide presentations using text, charts, pictures, and graphics. Instead of using overheads, PowerPoint allows you to create interesting, colorful, and interactive presentations. Students must be familiar
with the basics of how to use a computer. CDPP, 1 Tuesday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Meets May 9, LCE Conference Room, $48.
Organizing Your Computer – Daytime
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to organize your files and folders, manage the “My Documents” folder, and backup your information. Students must be familiar with the basics of how to use a computer. CDORG, 1 Tuesday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Meets May 16, LCE Conference Room, $48.
Intermediate Word – Daytime
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to use this powerful word processor to create your own letterhead, your own fax cover sheet, create footnotes and endnotes, use styles, make a table of contents, and more. Students must be familiar with the basics of how to use a word processor. Class size is limited to 8 to allow for individualized instruction. CDIW, 1 Tuesday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Meets May 23, LCE Conference Room, $48.
Intermediate Excel I – Daytime
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to import and link files, modify charts, explore the different formulas and more. Student must be familiar with the basics of how to use Excel. Class size is limited to 8 to allow for individualized instruction. CDIX, 1 Tuesday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Meets May 30, LCE Conference Room, $48.
Intermediate Powerpoint – Daytime
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to create slide masters, tables, create custom shows, insert photos, add sound, animated graphics, and more. Students must be familiar with the basics of how to use PowerPoint. Class size is limited to 8 to allow for individualized instruction. CDIP, 1 Tuesday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Meets June 6, LCE Conference Room, $48.
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to use a spreadsheet application and create graphs using the data in your spreadsheets. Learn how to use multiple worksheets and share the data between the worksheets. MS Excel is a great tool for tracking numbers. CINX, 1 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 31, LHS, Room 155, $38.
Intermediate Excel I
Instructor: Kristen Butler Learn how to import and link files, modify charts, explore the different formulas and more. Student must be familiar with the basics of how to use Excel. CIEX, 1 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm. Meets June 14, LHS, Room 155, $38.
Buying & Selling on eBay (and Amazon)
Instructor: Tracy Marks Do you want to learn how to safely and effectively sell items on eBay and/or Amazon? In this workshop, taught by an active Amazon seller and previously certified eBay trainer/powerseller, we’ll first cover how to safely buy and sell on eBay. After focusing on how to search for items, research prices, bid, and leave feedback, we’ll spend most of class learning to create and submit listings, prepare photos, determine auction timing, manage auctions, handle payment and shipping, and deal with security issues and non-responsive buyers. For the last class, students will create eBay listings which together we will constructively critique and help improve. We will also cover the quick and easy process of becoming an Amazon Marketplace seller. CBAY, 3 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm. Begins April 25, LHS, Room 229, $75/Seniors $57.
Lexington Community Education
Courses for Children Understanding iPhone Capabilities
Instructor: Kristen Butler Unlock the mysteries and wonderment of the iPhone. Learn how to create an Apple ID and how it is used. Never lose your phone again by setting up Find My iPhone. Learn about the built-in Apps, how to install new ones, and how to make Siri understand you. Keep your iPhone safe from prying eyes. And more… CiPH, 1 Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm. Meets May 3, LHS Room 225, $29/Seniors $25.
Computer Programming in Python with Graphics Applications
miss any more of your friend’s and family’s wedding, baby, or cute kitten pictures! You’ll learn about friend requests, Timeline, your news feed, messaging, Facebook etiquette, and privacy and security settings. Please come to class with your Facebook login email and password so that you can follow along using your own account. Class is held at Complex IT, 9 Meriam St, Suite 1, located one flight down from the main entrance. CFACE, 1 Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm. Meets April 13, Complex IT, 9 Meriam St, Suite 1, $55.
Introduction to Twitter
Instructor: Robin Verdier We all use computers to run commercial programs like web browsers and word processors that take directions from us and—usually—do what we asked. This course teaches how to write our own programs using Python, which is among the best of contemporary computer languages and is arguably the easiest language to learn. It is used as the introductory computer language at many universities including MIT and UC Berkeley. Python is preinstalled on most Macs, and is available free from Python. org for MacOS, Windows, and Linux. We’ll use Macs in the LHS computer lab. The course concentrates on things that are sparsely covered in most available books, such as timers, random numbers, and graphics. The final study is a program that creates beautiful, randomly-changing geometric designs. No programming experience is necessary, but you do need basic typing skills. CWEB, 6 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 12, LHS, Room 215. $150/ Seniors $120.
Instructor: Brigid Gorry-Hines, Complex IT Twitter is a popular microblogging platform, comprised of 140-character messages called Tweets. It’s a fun way to catch up on news, and to stay updated on people and subjects you care about. To the new user, however, all the symbols and short messages may seem confusing. If you still don’t understand the difference between a “handle” and a “hashtag”, don’t worry! This class will cover the basics of how to use Twitter, as well as how to customize your profile and settings. Class is held at Complex IT, 9 Meriam St, Suite 1, located on the lower level, down a flight of stairs from the building entrance. CTWI, 1 Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm. Meets April 27, Complex IT, 9 Meriam St, Suite 1, $55.
Facebook for Beginners
Instructor: Brigid Gorry-Hines, Complex IT Everyone keeps telling you to get on Facebook, and you haven’t joined yet. Or perhaps you joined, and then after logging in, said to yourself, “Now what?” Facebook has become one of the first places many people turn to for sharing news, photos, and event invitations. Don’t
Brigid Gorry-Hines, Complex IT, teaches Facebook for Beginners and Introduction to Twitter, see above.
Each summer LCE’s Lexplorations program offers wonderful creative experiences that are anticipated and warmly remembered throughout the regular school year. Our Courses for Children section aims to offer that same no-stress environment filled with opportunities for enrichment and fun.
Instructor: Officers of the Lexington Police and Fire Departments Help your child feel safer and more secure when home alone or with siblings, and teach them smart telephone and doorbell answering strategies. This class is designed for children ages 9 and older. Younger children may attend with an accompanying adult. Instructors are officers from the Lexington Police and Fire Departments. Class size is limited so please register early. K009, 1 Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm. Meets May 23, LHS, Room 220. Free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Chess: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels NEW
Instructor: International Women Master, Prathiba Yuvarajan In the Beginner class (any age/new to chess) students will learn about chess pieces, value, movement of pieces, and basic checkmates like Queen, Rook, 2 Rooks, and 2 Bishops. We will also learn basic opening strategies and tactics, as well as middle and endgame strategies. In the Intermediate class (any age who can play a game with all pieces) we will learn tactics like Deflection, Decoy, and Overload. We will explore Checkmate patterns, learn tricks and traps in various openings and learn about famous players like Alekhine, Anand, Carlsen and more. The Advanced class (for those rated above USCF 700 - USCF 1700) will cover combinations (using different tactics together to solve a problem), planning strategy, analyze your own games, and how to become a master. KCZ1, (Beginner), 9 Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm. Begins April 11, LHS, Room 173, $155. KCZ2, (Intermediate), 9 Tuesdays, 5:006:00 pm. Begins April 11, LHS, Room 173, $155. KCZ3, (Advanced), 9 Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm. Begins April 13, LHS, Room 173, $155.
Babysitter’s Training with American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED
Instructor: Alice Wadley Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business; keep themselves and others safe; help children behave, and learn about basic child care. In addition, participants will learn to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies until more advanced medical personnel arrive. Students who successfully complete this course will receive an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED and First Aid certification, valid for two years, and a Babysitter’s Training certification with no expiration. Course curriculum is appropriate for students ages 11-15. KBTR, 2 Wednesdays, 4:00-7:30 pm. Begins May 23, LHS, Room 169, $150.
Zeph Chang teaches An Introduction to Public Speaking and Debate, for Grades 5-8, this page.
Bold Voices: How to Have Fun Having Your Say!
Instructor: Poornima Kirby Ever get tongue-tied when the teacher calls on you? Are you outgoing with your friends, but shy in front of a crowd? This workshop is a crash course full of tips and tricks to break out of your nerves, and say your piece. We’ll use improv games, storytelling, and writing prompts to prepare you for those moments in the school day (and beyond) when you need to speak in front of a crowd. We’ll touch on everything from how to stand and gesture, to linking ideas persuasively, to using humor and story to persuade your audience. KHHC, 1 Thursday, 4:00-6:00 pm. Meets May 11, LHS, Room 222, $33.
An Introduction to Public Speaking and Debate, for Grades 5-8 Instructor: Zephaniah Chang, of Lumos Debate During this course you will discover the basics of debate: how to construct an argument, give a speech, and participate in a debate round. You will play debate games and enjoy activities that build debate and public speaking skills. Encouragement and low pressure helps even shy kids come out of their shell. KPSD, 3 Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 am. Beginning April 29, LHS, Room 226, $66.
Keys For Kids Piano: For Child/Parent Pairs
Instructor: Keys for Kids Teaching Staff Parents and their children are constantly inundated with options for afterschool activities that promise to boost attention, encourage learning, and build confidence. Musical education is no different, and offers enhanced listening skills, greater attention span, and broadened critical thinking skills. Keys for Kids, through its dynamic courses and engaging teachers, adds the crucial element that so often gets overlooked— FUN! Classes cater to students between the ages of 3 and 12 in small groups where parents and their kids engage as a team to learn and grow towards their musical goals together. To better engage these young musicians, technical concepts including music theory, sight-reading, ear training, and instrumental expertise are brought to life through group exercises, performances, and teamwork. Annual recitals provide students the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned, and provides a safe venue for children to gain confidence in themselves. As graduates of the program, students emerge as independent, thoughtful, and critical musicians with a strong foundation in reading, writing, performing, understanding, and, most importantly, loving music. Keys for Kids does all this in a fun, interactive, social, and encouraging environment that establishes a lifelong appreciation of music. With the Keys for Kids® methodology students can start at any age. A $20 fee for the required lesson book is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please Visit: www. keys-for-kids. com, for up-to-date Spring 2017 class schedules.
Drawing and Architecture (Grades 2 - 5)
Instructor: Elena Belkova Each class will start with time to sketch everyday objects, helping students develop the skill “to draw what you see, not what you know.” We will move on to basic drawing of 2D and 3D geometrical shapes to learn foundational techniques and to practice different aspects of drawing. We will also explore drawing architecture - from a study of simple architectural elements, to designing buildings using graph paper as a guide for proportion. Students will have the opportunity to design and work independently as well as with the instructor. Please bring the following supplies to class: a Drawing Pad (11” x 14”) , Pencil HB, Colored Pencils (12), and an Eraser. KARCH, 6 Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm. Begins April 27, LHS, Room 173, $120.
Teen Writing Workshop
Instructor: Brigid Gorry-Hines In this writing workshop, young writers will have the chance to hone their writing skills and share feedback with their peers. The class will include designated writing time as well as discussions about the craft-including subjects such as character development, outlining, word-building, and finding your own voice. This workshop will be most suitable for students in grades 7-9. No writing experience is necessary. Please bring a notebook and a writing utensil. KEEN, 5 Mondays, 4:30-5:30 pm. Begins May 1, LHS, Room 220, $60.
The Write Shop for Middle School Students
Instructor: Gemmesa Mercado The Write Shop w/G. Johnson is a 3-hour intensive writing workshop designed to help writers find their voice. In this class, students will work on various exercises that will strengthen their creativity and expand upon their passion for literacy, using group and individualized tasks. This is the perfect way to help teen-aged writers find their niche or simply develop stronger writing skills needed for school. KWST, 1 Saturday, 10:00-11:30 am. Meets May 13, LHS, Room 222, $35.
Lexington Community Education
Test Prep/ College Planning April Vacation Stone Carving Class – for ages 13+
Instructor: Scott Cahaly Teens (age 13+) will learn how to carve stone (alabaster) and learn all parts of this fascinating ancient medium. They will learn the whole process of stone carving from the beginning chisels, to the files and finishing process. Students are encouraged and aided in producing the type of work that interests them! Class discussion and demonstration accompany many peaceful hours of working and connecting with the stone. All levels, no previous experience required. Tools and stone included. Classes are held at Scott’s Stone Carving, 80 Loomis Street (Bike Path), Bedford, MA 01730. For additional class information please visit: www. stonecarvingdust.blogspot.com KSTN, 4 Meetings, 1:30-4:30 pm. Meets April 18, 19, 20, 21. Scott’s Stone Carving, 80 Loomis St, Bedford, $265.
JUGGLING 101 with Damian Barneschi, p. 28
Art Studio: Charcoal and Pastel for Grades 2-6
Instructor: Alma Bella Solis Using a combination of charcoal pencils and chalks, or dry pastel pencils and chalks, you will produce your own compositions, interpreting subjects ranging from still life to human figures. You’ll learn drawing methods including outline, contour, shading, blending, detailing and explore perspective, proportion, and more. Class size limited to 7 students. Please note there will be no class on May 23. KPAC, 6 Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm. Begins May 2, LHS, Room 166, $165.
SUMMER YOUTH MOVIE MAKING at LexMedia, p. 9
In Control: Crash Prevention Training
This course offers students from Lexington High School and their families an opportunity to learn the skills that can not safely be taught on public roadways. Learn how to handle panic stops, turning into the skid, tailgating, and emergency lane changes, as well as the latest techniques for maintaining safe habits. This 4.5 hour class will teach you how to handle mistakes made not only by you, but also by others. Car crashes account for almost 50% of teen deaths and training has been shown to be the answer. Visit www.driveincontrol.com/ lexingtonhighschool to learn about the discount on the class, available insurance discounts for graduates, and how much fun learning to handle Massachusetts roads can be in a closed course environment.
Instructor: CS Driving School A complete driver’s education program (classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons) is available through LCE. Students must be at least 15.9 years old to begin the program. Please see the LCE website at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org for details and dates. The cost for the course is $650.
How to Find the College That Fits Your Child
Instructor: Larry Dannenberg Looking to find the right school for your child or obtain merit money? We will show you how to choose the school that is the right fit for your child as we walk you through the admissions process. Learn about how merit money works and what you can do to better your position even if you are not a top student. This class is particularly important if your student is at the top of the class, has learning disabilities, is an athlete, or is average. 2015 was a year of significant change. Standardized testing has shifted, timing for Financial Aid has accelerated, there is a new application from the Consortium, and admissions have become more competitive. Learn why starting
the process early can offer significant advantages. College Solutions has over 30 years of experience in college placement and financial aid. For adults only. The $25 tuition is for two adults in the household. PFIT, 1 Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm. Meets April 27, LHS, Room 226, $25.
You Can Afford College If...
Instructor: Donald Anderson If… you plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; and you act early enough to be successful. Financial aid goes to the families who plan in advance—ideally before December 31 of the child’s sophomore year of high school. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process, and how implementing strategies may increase a family’s eligibility even if you have a “high income” or own a business. The greatest amount of financial aid goes to the families who act in the years before college. Remember: procrastination equals less financial aid. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees. Tuition is $25 for two adults in the household. For more information please visit our website at www.collegefundingadvisors.com. PMFA, 1 Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm. Meets April 13, LHS, Room 229, $25.
What To Say in the College Interview
Instructor: Karen Mechem Learn the skills you need for a successful college interview. This one meeting seminar will cover: What questions might you be asked? What question will you be asked? What questions should you ask? What should you wear? What research should you do before the interview? PCOL, 1 Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm. Meets June 1, LHS, Room 222, $25.
BYSTANDER TRAINING with IMPACT Boston, p. 9
Navigating the Student-Athletes College Search and Recruiting Process
Instructor: Nicholas Michael This course will cover the factors that influence a student’s college preferences, process timelines, define recruiting terminology, describe the differences between NCAA divisions and their impact on the student-athletes’ recruitment and college life, identify what coaches are looking for, explain how to get noticed and end up on a “coach’s list.” The second session is designed to outline specific academic and athletic action steps for each year of high school and how to develop and implement a prototypical plan to establish a path for finding the best college for each student-athlete. We’ll have a general overview of the “how to” of financing a college education (without athletic scholarships) along with a review of the financial aid process We’ll shed light on the alphabet soup of government programs, different types and sources of financial aid and the formula used by colleges to determine financial aid. Please note the instructor is not a Certified Financial Planner. PNSA, Meets Tuesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 25, 7:00-9:00 pm. LHS, Room 222, $40 per adult/student pair.
College Essay Writing Workshop
Instructor: Mindy Pollack Fusi Are you a high school student who will need to write your essay(s) for college applications? Have an idea for a topic... or no idea at all? When you write, do you tend to stare at a blank page, or at the few lines you’ve managed to crank out, and have no clue what to put down next? Relax! Writing the essay(s) can actually be fun, and simple—and we will discuss Do’s and Don’ts. You will learn tips to finally get started and complete your essay in advance of those nasty deadlines. Each student will get a few minutes one-on-one at the end of class. Class size limited to eight. PESW, 1 Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm. Meets May 8, LHS, Room 224, $33. PEST, 1 Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 18, LHS, Room 224, $33.
SUMMER TEST PREP AND COLLEGE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Instructors: LHS teacher Laura Sheppard Brick and retired LHS teacher Karen Mechem.
Math SAT Prep
Instructor: Laura Sheppard-Brick In SAT Math, students will review mathematical operations and learn test strategies necessary for success on the SAT. Class content has been updated for the new test. Required Text for classes: The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016. PREP, 5 Meetings, 9:00-11:30am. Begins July 17 and meets July 18, 19, 20 and 21, LHS Room 184, $200.
Writing and Language/ Essay SAT Prep
Instructor: Karen Mechem Develop the grammar, structural, info-graphic, and comprehension skills necessary for the writing test. For the new essay, learn the specific strategies needed. An unlimited number of essays may be submitted for scoring. Required Text for classes: The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016. PSWR, 4 Meetings, 9:00 am-12:00pm. Meets July 3, 5, 6 and 7, LHS, Room 184, $200.
Reading SAT Prep
Instructor: Karen Mechem Prepare for the Reading SAT by actively reading passages, answering inferential and line-referenced questions, and interpreting info graphics. Practice tests will be taken and analyzed.Required Text for classes: The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board in 2016. PRTH, 5 Meetings 9:00-11:30 am. Meets July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. LHS, Room 184, $200.
Mindy Pollack Fusi teaches Summer Intensive College Essay Writing Workshop, see below.
Summer Intensive College Essay Writing Workshop
Instructor: Mindy Pollack Fusi Calling all rising seniors! Don’t wait until fall college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay! Be prepared by spending only one week (half days) this summer learning the do’s and dont’s of the essay. You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay. Join fellow rising seniors as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback. After reviewing the feedback, and revising the essay you will receive feedback again. You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of the week, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. This class will help you breakthrough your fear and frustration, guide you to the finish, and help you relax this fall when your essay is done! PINT, 5 Meetings, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Begins Monday, July 24 and meets July 25, 26, 27, 28. LHS, Room 184. $500. P2INT, 4 Meetings, 10:30 am-2:15 pm. Begins Tuesday, August 15 and meets August 16, 17, 18. LHS, Room 184. $500
Lexington Community Education
Home, Hobbies and Travel
Eating Local, Sustaining Local – A Neighborhood Food Crawl NEW
Instructor: Mimi Fix Join culinary and business instructor Mimi Fix, for a Saturday walking tour with stops at various Arlington businesses. In addition to some tasty eats, we’ll learn about the challenging role of small, local businesses in creating and sustaining unique communities. After registration, we’ll contact you about our meeting place, parking suggestions, and out of pocket food costs. NCOM, 1 Saturday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Meets May 6. Meeting location shared at registration, $25.
An Introduction to Middle Eastern Cooking NEW
Instructor: Anina Kostecki Spend an evening learning about the aromatic flavors, components and cookings methods common in Middle Eastern Cuisine. Discover how to pair fresh herbs with warm spices and create healthful meals that are both delicious and beautiful. We will discuss the diverse range of ingredients that are typical in Middle Eastern culture. A $10 food fee is payable to the instructor in class. NMEC, 1 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 31, LexMedia Studios, 1001 Main Campus Drive, Lexington. Please visit, lexmedia.org/directions.html for driving directions. $65.
A Taste of Italy
Instructor: Anina Kostecki Linguini, cavatelli, ravioli, oh my! Making pasta at home is easy, fun and always impressive. We will explore the different regions of Italy and the diverse range of ingredients used in this beautiful regional cuisine. A $10 food fee is payable to the instructor in class. NAIC, 1 Thursday, 6:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 25, LexMedia Studios, 1001 Main Campus Drive, Lexington. Please visit lexmedia.org/directions.html for driving directions. $65. NEW
Make Vegetarian Food Fun!
Instructor: Jeffrey Fowler Vegetarian diets aren’t just about salads. From appetizers to dessert, this class will cover vegetarian food that you would be proud to serve to even your pickiest family members. You will get hands-on in class learning how to make modern takes on classic dishes from around the globe from scratch. You will create a variety of fun and hearty meals in class and won’t leave this class hungry. No prior experience in the kitchen necessary! Chef Jeffrey Fowler is a seasoned, Culinary Institute of America trained chef. He honed his skills in some of Boston’s best restaurants, including Icarus, Locke-ober, West Street Grille, Back Bay Brewing Company, and 18 Elm Street. A $10 food fee is payable to the instructor in class. NVEG, 1 Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 16, LexMedia Studios, 1001 Main Campus Drive, Lexington. Please visit, lexmedia.org/directions.html for driving directions. $65.
Interior Decorating with Faux Painting
Instructor: Linda Balek Change things up! Faux Painting is a way to decorate your home and add interest to your walls floors, furniture and counters with paint. Decorative Painting is a way to change the surfaces of your home to look like marble, bamboo, stone, wallpaper etc. Match your existing colors in your textiles and flooring. In the first hour you will get an overview of decorative/ faux painting from finding design ideas, learning principles of color theory, examining room variables, performing wall prep, choosing supplies, and exploring various painting techniques. The second hour will be hands on, practicing some of the techniques discussed in the first hour. Each student will complete one faux painting panel to bring home. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. FDFH, 1 Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Meets April 26, LHS, Room 210, $30/Seniors $25. NEW Juggling 101 (for ages 10+)
Instructor: Damian Barneschi Have you ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Well, it’s never too late! In this three-class course, both children (ages 10 - 14 accompanied by an adult) and adults will be taught the fundamentals of juggling. The class will begin with a brief introduction to juggling physics before students learn juggling technique on slow moving scarves and then bean bags. Students who excel will be introduced to juggling with rings and pins in classes two and three. If students master these skills, they may also move on to working with four and five objects. FJUG, 3 Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm. Begins May 31, LHS Black Box, $45/$65 adult/child pair. DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL COLOR PALETTE with Randy Siu, p. 31
LCE’s Summer Lexplorations Program for Children is filling up fast! Visit lexingtoncommunityed.org to view our academic and creative enrichment summer classes for kids.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T DANCE with Alli Thresher, p. 35
Smart Planning for European Vacations
Instructor: Wim Nijenberg Do you want to know how to simplify finding the information you need? Do you want to know how to book the best products and services – air, accommodations, rail, car, ferry, sightseeing and others? You can make your trip more enjoyable and save time planning it. Become aware of the many discounts in Europe and avoid missed opportunities. This program is for individual and escorted travel as well as cruises in Europe, and for people who want to plan with online resources or an agency. In two hours we’ll start you off on the right track. FEUR, 1 Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 2, LHS, Room 226, $25/Seniors $20. NEW
Paris Off the Beaten Path
Instructor: Sally Peabody Love Paris? Get beyond the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees and explore hip quarters packed with alluring shops, cafes, bistros and small museums of note. We will explore Batignolles, the Rue de Martyrs quarter, the Canal St. Martin area, Belleville, the upper Marais and more. Discover the Paris of the Parisians along with the great sights on everyone’s must-see lists. FPAR, 1 Monday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Meets May 22, LHS, Room 221, $25/Seniors $20.
Are You Ready to Move to Boston?
Instructor: Andrew Friedland A move into the city—Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill, etc.—may represent a major lifestyle change that could imply certain difficult tradeoffs. This course explores the benefits, obstacles and choices you might encounter in this journey. Taught by a Realtor who lived in Newton and made the move many years ago, Andrew frequently assists couples and individuals who are pursuing this move with his very patient coaching style. Topics covered include what you will find different with city-living, how to approach the potentially daunting task in adjusting to a smaller home as well as the mechanics of searching for and selecting your new home. FBOS, 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 pm. Meets April 26, LHS, Room 225, $25/Seniors $20.
Business, Career and Finance
Our Financial Courses are not intended to substitute for individual financial counseling or advice. Neither LCE or the Lexington Public Schools may give specific advice on personal investments.
Summer Youth Movie Making................ 9 Bystander Training with IMPACT Boston..................................... 9 Eating Local Food Crawl....................... 10 A Tale of Two Cities............................... 10 Private Music Lessons for Every Age..... 12 Harmony Singing for Acoustic Musicians............................. 13 Beginning Bluegrass Jam..................... 13 Learn to Play Ukulele!........................... 14 Beginning Guitar................................... 14 Classical/Fingerstyle Guitar.................. 14 Memoir Writing...................................... 15 The Ins and Outs of Publishing............ 16 Fundamentals of Drawing..................... 16 Daytime Watercolor............................... 17 Intro to Pastels....................................... 17 Sea Glass Escape................................... 17 Advanced Knitting................................. 19 Stone Carving Saturday........................ 19 English Conversation............................. 20 Spanish Conversation............................ 21 Total Beginner French........................... 21 Intermediate French.............................. 22 Microsoft Word, Excel, & Powerpoint...................................... 23 Organizing Your Computer................... 23 Chess: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced.................... 24 Babysitter’s Training............................... 25 Bold Voices: Having Fun Having Your Say.............. 25 Intro to Public Speaking and Debate (Grades 5-8)......................................... 25 Drawing and Architecture (Grades 2-5)......................................... 25 Teen Writing Workshop........................ 25 The Write Shop for Middle School Students..................... 25 April Vacation Stone Carving................ 26 Charcoal and Pastel (Grades 2-6)......... 26 Driver Education.................................... 26 SAT Test Prep......................................... 27 Summer Intensive College Essay Writing....................................... 27 Juggling 101 (ages 10+)........................ 28 Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED............. 33 Beginning Yoga..................................... 34 Advanced Beginning Yoga................... 34 Joyful Yoga............................................. 34 Summer Joyful Yoga.............................. 34 Yoga for Osteoporosis.......................... 35 Iyengar Yoga.......................................... 35
Get Organized: How To Take Control of Your Personal Finances Instructors: Sumeit Aggarwal and Sanjay Aggarwal The sea of advice on individual personal finance can be overwhelming. It can also make us wonder if we have really taken care of everything necessary. In this course you will learn the tools to get your personal finances organized. We will take a holistic view “balance sheet” approach toward finance that will allow for thoughtful decision making, and help reduce surprises in the future and daily stress. You will come away with the tools needed to build your own personal “balance sheet” and the knowledge needed to stay balanced throughout the year. BGET, 1 Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 4, LHS, Room 226, $25/Seniors $20. NEW Design What’s Next: Tools for Transitions
Instructor: Tom Sadtler One door closes, another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the one that has opened for us. — Alexander Graham Bell Changing careers and retirement are two of life’s major transitions. Unfortunately, these transitions are often more painful than necessary. Many people who are very satisfied with retirement have identified open doors waiting for them. They typically don’t wait for the first door to shut. They pull it closed as they run through the doors they have opened. Join us for this 4 session workshop and find tools that will help you identify and design the next phase in your life. And thus, have a more fulfilling and enjoyable journey. FTFT, 4 Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 27, LHS, Room 221, $88/Seniors $65.
Lexington Community Education
Retirement Investment Strategies NEW
Instructors: Chris Chen and Jim Woods You’ve worked hard for years. But is your money growing at the right rate?: Have you saved enough to take into account the effects of inflation on your lifestyle, our increased longevity, the uncertainties of the economy and financial markets, and taxes?: Join us to better understand how to determine where you are and where you want to be in order to retire with financial confidence and peace of mind. BSIR, 1 Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 11, LHS, Room, 226, $25/Seniors $20. NEW 10 Important Divorce Considerations (that lawyers may not tell you about)
Instructors: Chris Chen and Tom Seder As divorce financial planners, Chris Chen and Tom Seder help individuals and couples go through the process of divorce, together with their mediators and lawyers. This class represents some of what they have observed happens in real life, in particular with the financial issues of divorce. Although Chris and Tom are not lawyers and do not provide legal or tax advice, they can provide some very helpful insight for those considering divorce or currently working through the process. BTEN, 1 Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 18, LHS, Room, 225, $25/Seniors $20.
The Process of Purchasing a Home
Instructor: Jeremy Richman Learn in detail the latest information about buying a home so you can feel confident, informed, knowledgeable and in control from the start to the finish of the largest purchase you may ever make. Learn about: determining your “real ideal” home; qualifying a home; assessed or appraised vs. Zillow valuations; making offers and negotiating to yes for less; home inspections; protecting your deposits; choosing an attorney, home inspector and mortgage agent; buying short-sales and bank-owned properties; and how to choose, hire and work with a real estate agent to represent you as your “buyer’s agent.” Included are worksheets and forms and a copy of the
40-page handbook, “The Homebuyer’s Companion,” written by the instructor. Class will be co-taught with Larry Wenglin, a real estate agent with Keller Williams. BHOM, 1 Tuesday, 6:30-9:00 pm. Meets April 11, LHS, Room 226, $25/Seniors $20.
Savvy Social Security Planning for Couples
Instructor: Rick Fentin The Social Security decisions spouses make when they are in their 60s will determine the amount of total income they will receive over their lifetime— especially the lifetime of the spouse who lives the longest (usually the wife!). This workshop will cover the NEW rules that can help married couples get the most out of the Social Security system. We will cover: the optimal times to apply, spousal coordination, minimizing taxes and effectively integrating Social Security with other assets. Plus, the most important thing all higher-earning spouses should do and more. Why not make sure you are maximizing your income? The $40 tuition cost is per couple. BCSS, 1 Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets April 27, LHS, Room 229, $40 per couple.
Maximizing Social Security for Singles and Divorced Spouses NEW
Instructor: Rick Fentin Social Security can be complicated. There are literally hundreds of rules that apply to very specific individual circumstances. Strategies to maximize benefits for single individuals and divorced spouses can be very different than for married couples. Social Security is one of the few income sources that keeps up with inflation and lasts for life so it is important to know how to make the system work for you. Many people fail to maximize their benefits because they do not understand the little-known rules that can help them do better. This workshop will cover the NEW SS rules, the optimal times to apply, divorced spousal benefits and coordination, minimizing taxes and effectively integrating Social Security with other assets. Why not make sure you are maximizing your income? BDSS, 1 Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 4, LHS, Room 229, $25.
The Process of Selling a Home
Instructor: Jeremy Richman Get tips on successfully selling your home in today’s economic landscape and hear the latest intelligence on the local real estate market. Learn how to prepare your home for sale, what turns buyers on and off, and how to select a realtor versus selling the house yourself. Class will be co-taught with Larry Wenglin, a real estate agent with Keller Williams. BSHO, 1 Tuesday, 6:30-9:00 pm. Meets April 25, LHS, Room 226, $25/Seniors $20.
The Basics of Small Business Law
Instructors: Rebecca O’Brien and Pelagia Ivanova If you run a small business or are thinking of starting one, this course is for you. We will be covering choice of entity (LLP vs LLC versus corporation), laws affecting employees (hiring, firing), consumer protection laws as they concern the small business owner, the basics of contracts, the basics of business taxes, and what you need to know about eventually selling your business. We will be available to answer individual questions at the end of the session. BPLA, 1 Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 3, LHS, Room 220, $30/Seniors $25. HEALTH CARE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION with Deborah Stone, p. 8
Teaching the Teacher
Instructor: Mimi Fix Would you like to teach? Do you have a skill, talent, or hobby, but don’t have the classroom experience to be an instructor? In this three-hour class, we’ll work on developing, planning, organizing, and preparing a syllabus. You’ll gain the confidence in how to present and share your skill and interest with the community. BBUS, 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 pm. Meets April 26, LHS, Room 220, $35/Seniors $30.
Mind and Body LCE seeks to offer opportunities that promote learning about holistic health and living well. In this section you’ll find everything from courses on meditation to alternative understandings of nutrition.
Curing “Closetitis”: A Closet full of Clothes but Nothing to Wear NEW
Instructor: Randi Siu Do you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Feeling overwhelmed by all your “stuff” in your closet? The goal of this class is to make shopping in your own closet a joyful and fun experience! In this class you will learn the 5 basic steps of how to clean out and organize your clothes closet. This will save you time and energy when deciding what you’re going to wear on daily basis. It will also help create space you didn’t have before. Having a plan of action to organize your clothes, will make it easier for you to put new outfit combinations togetherexpanding your existing wardrobe. You’ll save money because you’ll avoid buying something you already have but can’t find or remember you’ve purchased. FCCC, 1 Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Meets April 27, LHS, Room 235, $33.
From Figure Flaws To Fabulous
Instructor: Randi Siu Wouldn’t it be great to feel good, look good and get compliments on everything you wear? The key to looking your best is to learn how to harmonize all your features, so the clothes you wear compliment your figure type and balance your figure flaws. In this class you will learn what your figure type is, and how you can enhance your figure and camouflage your figure flaws, with the best clothing styles for you, for a fabulous new look. FFFF, 1 Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Meets May 11, LHS, Room 235, $33.
Discovering Your Personal Color Palette
Instructor: Randi Siu Why do you feel so good when you wear certain colors? Everyone has their own unique skin tone, hair color and eye color. When you wear the color shades that harmonizes with your features, your look
and feel more balanced and alive. In this class you will learn about the basic color palette types and where you fit in. This will take the mystery out of the process, and give you the confidence to choose your best personal colors, for a beautiful look that’s uniquely your own. FDPC, 1 Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Meets May 18, LHS, Room 235, $33. NEW
Healthy Eating Made Easier
Instructor: Scherrie Keating RN, BSN, CDE Do you ever find healthy eating challenging and confusing? If so, you’re not alone. Attend this informative class and learn about the new 2015-2020 dietary guidelines and how healthy eating habits prevent chronic disease. Learn practical everyday tips and recommendations based upon the most current scientific evidence to help you make healthier choices while still being able to enjoy food, traditions and stay within your budget. You will leave with motivation and resources to start and keep on track with your new healthy eating plan and be on your way to preventing chronic diseases. MHEM, 1 Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets May 16, LHS, Room 221, $25/Seniors $20. NEW Staying Healthy with the Seasons
Instructor: Sarah Fuller Stay healthy and vibrant all year long! When eating and living in harmony with the seasons you optimize your health and create the happier life you have been wanting. Rooted in traditional East Asian medicine, this class will cover the basics of living according to the seasons, with an emphasis on how you can make the most of the spring months (and combat allergies too!). MHAN, 1 Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets April 10, LHS, Room 221, $33.
Understand Diabetes: Prevention, Management, and Control NEW
Instructor: Scherrie Keating RN, BSN, CDE According to the CDC, “there are 86 MILLION adults living in the US with prediabetes and 9 out of 10 don’t know it.” The Prevention class will help us better understand ourselves in relation
to diabetes. Take the prediabetes risk screening test and leave class with 2 simple, proven ways to cut your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by more than half. The Management class is for those who have been told that they have Type 2 Diabetes and want to know simplified strategies to help keep blood sugars under control and prevent potential long term complications. In the Control class you will learn how to start taking control of your Diabetes, feel better, and improve your health now and in the future! FDPR (Prevention), 1 Thursday, 6:308:00pm. Meets April 6, LHS, Room 233, $25/Seniors $20. FDMG (Management), 1 Thursday, 6:308:00pm. Meets April 13, LHS, Room 231, $25/Seniors $20. FDCO (Control), 1 Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm. Meets April 27, LHS,Room 231, $25/ Seniors $20.
Instructor: Sue McCombs Imagine not being tempted to overeat; to feel indifferent to sugar, bread, pasta, too much snacking, and grazing from dinner to bedtime. Using guided relaxation and imagery (techniques used in hypnosis), you will notice an improvement in your desire, determination, and resourcefulness, which will lead you toward successfully instituting a healthier pattern of eating. This program is designed to help you let go of unwanted pounds gently, easily, and permanently. Please do not consume any alcohol prior to class. Audio CD’s will be available for $30 for those who wish to take the program home with them. MAPP, 1 Monday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Meets May 8, LHS, Room 166, $40.
Stop Your Sugar Habit
Instructor: Sue McCombs What if you had no desire to eat anything with sugar? What if looking at a product with sugar left you with the feeling of total indifference? No more longing for that chocolate bar or soft drink. What if all that expertise, the thinking and obtaining and consuming of sweets, got transformed into some positive habit, like exercise or another desired outlet? Focus can be placed on eating moderate, well balanced
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meals featuring fresh fruits and vegetables and lean, quality protein. Watch your energy increase as the sugar leaves your system. No more highs and lows from sugar rushes. It is possible, using the hypnosis techniques of guided imagery taught in this class, to help you make this change on a powerful subconscious level. Please do not consume alcohol prior to class. An audio CD will be available for $30 for those who wish to take the program home for reinforcement. MSUG, 1 Monday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Meets April 24, LHS, Room 166, $40.
Mental Health of Children and Adolescents
Instructor: Sarah Kroesser, MEd, LICSW This course is an overview of the mental health difficulties that affect children and adolescents in our greater community. During this course, you will learn an overview of common mental health diagnoses, including substance use disorders, and will be educated on a number of topics including diagnostic criteria for mental health and substance use disorders, ways to recognize signs of problematic behavior in youth, how to manage safety concerns and managing expectations around treatment. In addition, you will learn about levels of care available in our community, how one is assessed or evaluated, and what resources are available to children and families that will facilitate access to treatment. We will also discuss how to determine whether
a treatment referral is appropriate and how to assess for change. A number of treatment modalities will be discussed, including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and structural family therapy. An open discussion will follow the course presentation to allow for questions and comments. PMEM, 1 Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm. Meets April 10, LHS Room 226, $25. NEW The Art of Remembering Names
Instructor: Neil Kutzen What is the cost of not remembering names? Awkwardness; embarrassment; missed opportunities; weak connections; lost business; fear of meeting more than a few new people. This session will introduce you to the Four Steps for memorizing anything and show you how to apply them to names. Names will be seen much more vividly, making remembering much easier. Work in class and at home with specially designed training exercises and your memory for names will improve. Continue with these exercises and your memory for names will improve. Continue with these exercises and you will surprise yourself and others with how good your memory for names can become. For more about the instructor and training please visit, www. memorizebest.com. MNAM, 1 Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Meets April 11, LHS, Room 148, $25/Seniors $20.
Improve Your Memory
Instructor: Neil Kutzen Learn the oldest and best memory method in the world made simpler to learn and use than ever before! The training is called MemorizeBest. Learn how to easily remember names, numbers, lists, presentations, language, scripture, school studies, songs, poems, work info, hobbies, anything with letters, words or numbers. You wonâ€™t learn tips and tricks. Youâ€™ll learn a whole new way of making anything more vivid and interesting and thus easier to remember. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. For more information on the trainer and training, visit: www.memorizebest. com. MMEM, 4 Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins May 2, LHS, Room 166, $75/Seniors $57.
Creating A New Direction for Your LIfe Journey
Instructor: Paula Solomon It happens to us all, and it is not always comfortable! Transitions are part of every stage of our life; sometimes triggered by circumstances (like a loss of a spouse, a job layoff, an empty nest), and some happen by choice (becoming a parent, a desired job change, or plan to retire). Often we just feel our way through it, and hope we end up in a good place. These changes are more likely to lead to a better quality of life if we have a proactive plan that is based on an awareness of what best suits us, and is guided by our dreams and passions. In this two session class we will use some life coaching tools (including both individual and small group exercises) to help you identify your talents and interests, values and passions. With that in mind you will be guided to clarify your vision, and outline some beginning steps to creating a life that better suits you. FLIF, 2 Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins May 23 , LHS, Room 226, $55/Seniors $44.
HOW TO GIVE YOUR OWN TED TALK with Poornima Kirby, p. 12
Rick Fentin teaches Savvy Social Security Planning for Couples, see page 30.
Exercise and Dance 101 Things to Do Before You Hit 100
Instructor: Kendall Dudley What happens when your work or golf or passports aren’t enough? What happens when you’ve done all you were supposed to do? Perhaps it’s time to look at forgotten talents, projects and moments that can offer clues to your redesign. Perhaps it’s time to see what you left behind or never thought to do? Study film history, teach on a Navajo reservation, reenact your ancestors trek to this country? Through work with pictures, bursts of writing, music, research and the experiences of others, you’ll begin to build a library of ideas and the motivation to do them. Revisit Vietnam, make a movie, overcome fear of water or singing or flying? What is waiting to emerge in you? MHO1, 2 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Begins April 26, LHS, Room 226, $40/ Seniors $30.
Stress Less: Learn to Meditate
Instructor: Richard Geller Meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress and improve your health, as evidenced by many recent scientific studies. Participants will learn: how meditation works, numerous different meditation techniques, and strategies for integrating meditation into your daily work and life. Upon completing this program, participants will be able to practice meditation anytime, anywhere that stress occurs, and immediately feel the benefits. Throughout the four week course, participants are taught and practice over 10 powerful meditation techniques including: breath focus, bodyscan relaxation, standing and walking meditation, Tai-Chi and Chi-Kung beginning practice, sound and mantra meditation, simple Yoga as a meditation, visualization practice, and mindfulness meditation. The entire program is highly interactive, hands-on, and easy to learn. The class is taught by Richard Geller of MedWorks Corporate Meditation Programs, who has been featured in the Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, Mass High Tech, and Boston CBS-4 TV news (see www. meditationprograms.com). Participants sit in chairs and wear normal attire. Sorry, no eating in the class. SLLM, 4 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm. Begins May 2, LHS, Room 247, $66/Seniors $49.
Instructor: Sue McCombs Remember a time you sunk the golf ball with seemingly little effort? What if…. you could do that same stroke with the same results at will? What if… you could perform the perfect tee shot, drive, approach shot…just like the pro you admire? What if… you could be relaxed each time you pick up a golf club? What if…negative self-talk became replaced with positive images and feelings? What if…distractions became transformed into focus and concentration? Join us for this one and one half hour workshop designed specifically for golfers. Those using this program are lowering their score significantly using guided visualization. A CD entitled “The Golf Enhancement Seminar” is available for $30.00 at the class. Golfers who use this prior to playing are lowering their score significantly and finding their game is much better and more fun. Consuming alcohol prior to the class significantly reduces the effectiveness of this program. MGLF, 1 Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Meets April 27, LHS, Room 166, $40.
Our Exercise and Dance classes provide many low-impact, affordable, and fun ways to help you get in shape and stay that way.
Tai Chi II & Eight Pieces of Brocade
Instructor: Eugene Katz Practicing Tai Chi regularly helps reduce stress, improve balance and coordination, strengthen immune systems, and develop body awareness and confidence. This class is a continuation of the “Intro to Tai Chi ” class. Students will continue to learn more moves in the second section of the long form while continuing to practice and improve the first section along with deep breathing exercises in each class. The Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong will again be used as warm-up exercises before practicing the Tai Chi form. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes, such as flat sneakers. Outdoor shoes are not permitted inside the studio. ETC2, 9 Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm. Begins April 12, LHS, Room 140, $120/ Seniors $90.
Tai Chi III & Push Hands MAKE ME ONE WITH EVERYTHING Meditation with Lama Surya Das, p. 3
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR/AED
Instructor: Alice Wadley Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. MCPR, 1 Tuesday, 4:00-9:00 pm. Meets April 25, LHS, Room 166, $125.
Instructor: Eugene Katz Practicing Tai Chi regularly helps reduce stress, improve balance and coordination, strengthen immune systems, and develop body awareness and confidence. This class is a continuation of the “Advanced Tai Chi” class, and the students will continue to learn Tai chi Push-hands. However, they will continue to practice and improve the 108 moves of the Tai Chi basic form, along with deep breathing exercises in each class. Emphasis will be on practicing and doing the moves correctly and with fluidity. The Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong will again be used as warm-up exercises before practicing the Tai Chi form. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes, such as flat sneakers. Outdoor shoes are not permitted inside the studio ETC3, 9 Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm. Begins April 12, LHS, Room 140, $150/ Seniors $115.
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Instructor: Helen Theodosiou If you have never done yoga before or are a beginning student, join this small introductory hatha yoga class. We will move at a comfortable pace so students gain a sound understanding of the poses and their own bodies in relation to poses. We will engage in standing, seated, balancing and supine poses to build strength and flexibility and expand our repertoire of movement. We will pay attention to breathing to focus our minds and bodies. This practice will invite you to return to your day with renewed energy and an overall sense of harmony and well being. We will practice with joy, patience and humor! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat and towel. Please note class is limited to 8 students. The class will meet in the Corner Studio at the Munroe Center, 1403 Massachusetts Ave. EYOM, 7 Mondays,12:00-1:00 pm. Begins April 24, Munroe Center, $120/Seniors $90.
SHAKESPEARE’S KING LEAR with Cammy Thomas, p. 10
Advanced Beginner Yoga
Instructor: Helen Theodosiou If you have been practicing in a Beginning Yoga class for a while, this is a class to build on those skills and refine poses. The class will give you an opportunity to deepen your practice. A full range of postures will allow you to continue to build strength, flexibility and stamina. Breathing exercises will help to focus the body and mind and alleviate stress. Return to your daily activities with renewed vitality, creating an overall sense of balance, well being and ease, as well as a greater sense of body/mind awareness. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat and towel. The class will meet in the Corner Studio at the Munroe Center, 1403 Massachusetts Ave. EABY, 7 Mondays,10:45-11:45 am. Begins April 24, Munroe Center, $120/Seniors $90.
Shiv Mundkur teaches Yoga to Relieve Back Pain, see below.
Yoga to Relieve Back Pain
Instructor: Shiv Mundkur The focus of the class will be on mobilizing and stabilizing joints, strengthening posture, and addressing muscular imbalances in order to reduce or eliminate chronic lower back pain. Dynamic and functional movements, static strength building postures, and various techniques for increasing flexibility will be taught. Mindfulness, deep breathing, and self myofascial (acupressure) release techniques will be emphasized. EYRB, 8 Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm. Begins April 24, LHS, Room 140, $110/Seniors $95.
Instructor: Linda Del Monte Students of all ages, levels, and abilities can enjoy this style of yoga, known as a “celebration of the heart.” This is yoga that combines a Kripalu (heart-centered) and Iyengar style (detail-oriented), where your pose will originate within your body and move to the outside of the body. We will work on finding balance, distributing weight equally, and aligning the body in a therapeutic way that will keep you safe while practicing. Gain strength and flexibility while finding the connection of body, mind and spirit. Yoga mat required. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, and bare feet.
EYFW, 10 Wednesdays, 11:30 am-12:45 pm. Begins April 12, Hancock Church, $165/Seniors $125. EYF2, 10 Fridays, 12:00 noon-1:15 pm. Begins April 14, Hancock Church $165/ Seniors $125. NEW
Summer Joyful Yoga
Instructor: Linda Del Monte Students of all ages, levels, and abilities can enjoy this style of yoga, known as a “celebration of the heart.” This is yoga that combines a Kripalu (heart-centered) and Iyengar style (detail-oriented), where your pose will originate within your body and move to the outside of the body. We will work on finding balance, distributing weight equally, and aligning the body in a therapeutic way that will keep you safe while practicing. Gain strength and flexibility while finding the connection of body, mind and spirit. Yoga mat required. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, and bare feet. ESUM, 4 Fridays, 12:00 noon - 1:15 pm. Begins July 7, Hancock Church, $70/ Seniors $55.
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So You Think You Can’t Dance (ages 16+)
Instructor: Alli Thresher So You Think You Can’t Dance is a fun, hour long, movement class for people with little to no dance experience. The goal of this class is to get you moving and feeling great about it! Whether you’re preparing for a family gathering like a wedding or just want to burn some calories, this low pressure, high fun class will get you tapping your toes, pumping your fist, and maybe even giving a twirl here or there. We’ll work on building kinaesthetic awareness (that’s how your body moves and takes up space), rhythm, and most importantly, self confidence. ECAN, 4 Mondays, 8:15-9:15 pm. Begins May 1, Hastings School Gym. $45.
Drop-In: So You Think You Can’t Dance NEW
Instructor: Alli Thresher Students have the option to buy a twosession drop-in card that allows you to participate in any two Dance classes. To receive your card Lexington Community Education must receive your signed Exercise Release and payment. EDCAN, Mondays, 8:15-9:15 pm. $25 for Two Sessions of the four week ECAN course.
Yoga with a Chair
Instructor: Susanne Sandberg If you cannot get down on the floor to exercise but want to stay fit, try this hatha yoga class, which uses a chair for balance. You do not need to lie down to get the benefits of yoga. These benefits include stretching, flexibility, balance and strength. Learn yogic breathing, postures and meditation. Wear non-restrictive/ stretchy clothing and bring a non-slip cushion. You’ll feel stronger, healthier and more relaxed after every class! ECHR, 8 Mondays, 9:15-10:30 am. Begins April 10, Hancock Church, $115 /Seniors $85.
STRESS LESS: LEARN TO MEDITATE with Richard Geller, p. 33
Instructor: Asha Ramesh Stretch and strengthen without competition or performance anxiety in this basic hatha yoga class. Class will include standing, sitting, and supine poses, with a focus on breath. Postures are basic, without compromising on the wellness they deliver. The format changes from one week to another, allowing for variation and multiplicity in poses. The yoga you take home will allow customization to suit your mood and needs. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. EHYO, 9 Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm. Begins April 12, Diamond Middle School Cafeteria, $145/Seniors $110.
Yoga for Osteoporosis
Instructor: Mary Wixted This gentle yoga class is designed to introduce students to the ways that yoga can help maintain bone health. Students will be taught the 12-minute daily yoga sequence which was studied by Dr. Loren Fishman and shown to build bone density, as reported in The New York Times. Dr. Fishman was a student of the yoga master BKS Iyengar and his work is partly based on his teachings. As a nationally certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Mary is qualified to teach the alignment principles which keep students safe and maximize the benefits of the poses. This class would also be an excellent choice for those looking for a gentle yoga class. EOST, 9 Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:30 pm. Begins April 13, Hancock Church, $170/ Seniors $125.
Zumba®: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party!
Instructor: Ami Stix Let’s face it, working out can be healthy, rewarding and beneficial. Working out can be lots of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience… until now! Zumba® is a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system. Routines feature an interval approach where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class! You don’t need to know how to dance. Just enjoy the music and follow along. EZUM, 8 Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm. Begins April 10, Hastings School Gymnasium, $110/Seniors $85.
Instructor: Ami Stix Students have the option to buy a fivesession drop-in card that allows you to participate in any five Zumba classes. To receive your card Lexington Community Education must receive your signed Exercise Release and payment. EDZU, Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm. $75 for Five Sessions of the eight week EZUM course.
Instructor: Mary Wixted Been curious about why so many people are taking yoga in the United States? Come enjoy a yoga class taught in the Iyengar method of yoga. The Iyengar method is to yoga what classical ballet is to dance. It is a progressive offering of the yoga postures designed to provide a safe and an ever-deepening practice which opens and strengthens the body while drawing the mind into a meditative state. Props will be used to make the postures accessible. EYEN, 9 Tuesdays, 9:15 am-10:45 am. Begins April 11, Hancock Church, $170/ Seniors $125.
Ami Stix teaches Zumba®: Ditch the Workout and Join the Party, and Drop-In Zumba®, see above.
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Our Instructors Sanjay Aggarwal is a CPA and is currently serving as Treasurer on the Board of MSST. Sumeit Aggarwal is an MBA and has served as Treasurer on the board of Lextended Day. Donald Anderson is employed with College Funding Advisors providing financial aid information to the Boston area. Paul Angiolillo discovered the contemplative pleasures and soothing benefits of tea as an undergraduate at Yale U. in the 1970s. Since then, he has expanded his interest in this world’s most-popular drink (after water), while working as a journalist and an editor. To gain more experience in fine teas, he has also worked at Upton Tea Imports (Holliston MA). Damian Barneschi is an art teacher at Lexington High School. Elena Belkova studied Fine Arts in Russia and the University of Kentucky. Tamar Berejiklian grew up speaking both Arabic and Armenian. She has taught Arabic at the Boston Language Institute, served as an Arabic interpreter at Mount Auburn Hospital, and currently works as an ESL paraprofessional in the Waltham Public Schools. Cathy Berry has been quilting and teaching traditional quilt techniques for over 20 years. Maurice Bombrun is a French native, experienced teacher and bilingual dual citizen. He teaches and tutors privately with local private and public schools, and has worked for Alliance Francaise. With undergraduate studies at the Sorbonne and LSE London, he holds Master’s degrees from Sciences Po Paris and the University of Grenoble. Sandy Bornstein is a professional singer who has been teaching voice for 25 years. She has taught at Harvard University, the Noble and Greenough School, Cambridge Adult Education, and in her private studio. She was Cantorial Soloist and choral Director at Temple Isaiah for 20 years, and has appeared as soprano soloist with the Harvard Chamber Orchestra, the Mastersingers, Masterworks Chorale and many other Boston groups in such works as the Poulenc Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, and the Mozart Vespers. Mara Briere is a seasoned professional with over 25 years developing customized family life education services with families who have loved ones with mental health diagnoses Kristen Butler has been a computer teacher, repair technician, network designer, and computer consultant for over 21 years. Robert Butler is a professional artist and musician who has been a teacher in the Lincoln Schools for 22 years. Pilar G. Cabrera, PhD, is a native Spanish speaker, SchoolWorks Consultant and a Lesley College Associate Professor. Ricardo Calleja is a retired high school Spanish and Literature teacher. Montserrat Caracuel is an experienced Spanish teacher and a native Spanish speaker. Beth Cederberg Guertin has been a weaver for more than thirty years. She has a strong local and regional reputation for her knowledge and support of weaving and the fiber arts. Zephaniah Chang is the founder of Lumos Debate. Lumos Debate was founded in 2014 to enrich the academic lives of students through debate. Their goal is to create a low-pressure environment where students can experiment and practice their communication skills with encouragement and feedback from expert instructors. Lumos offers public speaking workshops during the school year and a two week program in the summer that focus on public speaking, critical thinking and leadership skills.
Chris Chen, CFP® is a wealth strategist at Insight Financial Strategists LLC. As a CFP® professional he specializes in navigating clients through challenging life transitions such as divorce and retirement. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, Chris works with mediators, lawyers, and their clients in mediation, collaborative or litigation situations, for individual clients or as neutral for both parties. Son-Mey Chiu (ED.D. Harvard University; Chinese Master Emerita, Boston Latin School) is a professional Chinese painter. She has taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Decordova Museum, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and other New England institutions. Rick Clerici, C.Ht. is a certified hypnotherapist, certified clinical sleep educator and behavioral sleep therapist. Rick has worked for the past 29 years with issues surrounding sleep, anxiety/panic and creating change strategies. Rick has helped thousands of people in his private practice and in corporations and universities to create the changes that they desire. College Funding Advisors provides financial aid information to the Boston area. David Collins has been lecturing on opera in the greater Boston area for over 25 years. He had been Opera Boston’s resident lecturer for 8 years. He has given opera courses at MIT, Regis College, as well as lecturing at Northeastern University. Dave is currently a trustee of The Boston Wagner Association. Dave received his Bachelor degree from Boston University’s School of Music, his Master’s from Lesley University and did postgraduate work at the New England Conservatory and the University of Connecticut – Hart School of Music. Tom Daley a published poet, tutors poets, and has extensive poetry workshop experience. Larry Dannenberg is a professional college placement consultant. Linda Del Monte is a Kripalu-certified yoga teacher who has been teaching for over 10 years and practicing for almost 30. Lauren Doolan earned her MF.A. in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College and her B.A. in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College. Chris Doucette is a veteran LHS math teacher who has been teaching SAT math prep for over 5 years. Kendall Dudley, is a career and life design consultant who also teaches life story writing, journal writing and leads groups to Morocco and Istanbul. He has traveled to 36 countries, presents at travel, life planning, and career conferences, and is national webinar host for the Life Planning Network. He is the recipient of many grants for public art projects, runs Arlington Writes, a website for people to contribute their life stories, and is publishing his novel Speedway in 2017. For more information check out www.kendalldudley.com Rick Fentin, CFP®, CLTC, Ed.M. is an independent a Registered Investment Adviser and Principal of Cambridge Financial Associates in Arlington. Mimi Fix owned a bakery and café, worked in corporate R&D kitchens, and authored three books about the business of baking. She has been an Adjunct instructor at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Jeffrey Fowler is a seasoned, Culinary Institute of America trained chef. He honed his skills in some of Boston’s best restaurants, including Icarus, Locke-ober, West Street Grille, Back Bay Brewing Company, and 18 Elm Street. He is passionate about food education, and believes in making healthy, fun food for everyone.
Andrew Friedland is a leading Realtor with Gibson, Sotheby’s International Realty in Back Bay who returned to city living years ago after raising a family in the Boston suburbs. Sarah Fuller is a licensed acupuncturist and Reiki Master teacher. Sarah wishes to teach others self-care through nutrition, stress management and mind-body awareness. Richard Geller of MedWorks Corporate Meditation Programs, has been featured in the Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, Mass High Tech, and Boston CBS-4 TV news. See www. meditationprograms.com for more information. Karen Girondel is a retired LHS teacher of French language and culture. Brigid Gorry-Hines is a graduate of Hampshire College, where she earned a B.A. in creative writing and illustration. Her novel Walking Shadow made the semifinals (top 100 out of 10,000) of the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, receiving praise from a Publishers Weekly reviewer who called it “a wonderful, thrilling read.” Her novel Edge was a quarterfinalist in the 2011 contest. Roger Gumley is a Filemaker Pro consultant and an aficionado of Jazz, Blues, and Rock music. He has been fascinated with Atlas Shrugged ever since he first read it 40 years ago. Peter Hines has a BFA from University of Pennsylvania and has taught art for many years. Pelagia Ivanova is a partner and co-founder of O’Brien Cavanagh Ivanova LLP, where she represents clients in a variety of legal matters including small business needs, real estate transactions, and trusts and estates. Prior to cofounding O’Brien Cavanagh Ivanova LLP, Pelagia worked as an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. Eugene Katz has been practicing the traditional Yang style Tai Chi long form, from Mr. Tai-Chun Pan, since 2008, along with Tai Chi Push Hands, Sanshou (a.k.a. Free-Hands or matching/fighting forms), and Sword. He has been teaching the Basic Tai Chi form at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education since 2009, and at the Chinese Language School since 2013. Scherrie Keating, RN, BSN, CDE, Founder Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC, over 30+ years as a registered nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator, National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, AHA CPR Instructor, and personal health coach. Kerry Keohane learned to knit as a child in Canada and has been knitting for over 35 years and teaching knitting for fifteen. Poornima Kirby has taught acting and theater arts at the Nirmal Arts Academy in Canajoharie, NY, as well as coaching privately in acting techniques, Shakespeare, and movement. She studied at Shakespeare and Co. and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and received her B.A. in Drama, with honors, from Vassar College Richard Knisely hosted Classical Performances and several other programs on WGBH radio for 25 years, bringing a casual enthusiasm for great music to many thousands of people in New England and beyond. Anina Kostecki received her Master’s in Gastronomy from Boston University, where she also completed certificates in Culinary Arts, Wine, and Cheese. She has done extensive culinary travel through western and eastern Europe and in addition to writing culinary narratives for local food entrepreneurs, teaches and assists with cooking classes for children and adults at Boston University’s Food and Wine Program.
Sarah Kroesser, MEd, LICSW is a clinical social worker with expertise in mental health with children/ adolescents, clinical assessments and evaluations, substance abuse and behavioral medicine. Uschi Kullmann, MEd, is a native speaker of German. She has been a teacher for over thirty years, teaching a wide range of subjects and age ranges in Germany and the USA. She loves to travel and is an accomplished doll maker. Neil Kutzen is a professional memory trainer. He has over 30 years of experience as an HR Management trainer with organizations including Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Motorola. For information please see: www.memorize.best.com. Pedro Lilienfeld is an electronics engineer and applied physicist with a life-long interest in Astronomy and Cosmology who became an amateur astronomer at age 15. He is a graduate of a special course in Astronomy under UNESCO auspices. He is presently a consultant and was Principal Science Advisor at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Franklin, MA. Karenna Maraj is a professional jewelry artist who studied metalsmithing at RISD and has taught locally for many years. The Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection is both a gallery showcasing local artists and a classroom/studio space. Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses. Anthony Marques has been speaking Spanish for most of his life and has been teaching since 1989. Dr. Susan McCombs is a board-certified clinical hypnotherapist. Karen Mechem, a retired teacher from the LHS English department, has taught SAT Preparation since 1977. Scott Metzger is an award-winning Lexington based photographer. For more info visit, www. metzgerstudios.com. Nicholas Michael is the founder of Odyssey College Search. Shiv Mundkur is Founder of Mental Fitness 101, BscBiology (Brandeis University), and a Certified Yoga instructor and Life Coach. Learn more at mentalfitness101.com. Wim Nijenberg CTC has been planning European travel for 35 years. Jawwad Noor was initiated into sitar by Ustad Alam Khan of Lahore, and is a senior disciple (ganda-band shagird) of the world’s leading sitarist, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan of the Etawa Gharana. Jawwad performs in concert regularly and widely. He is also an experienced teacher, serving as a senior instructor of the Shahid Parvez Khan Academy of Music and running the sitar program at the LearnQuest Academy of Music (Waltham MA) for many years. Rebecca O’Brien is a partner and co-founder of O’Brien Cavanagh Ivanova LLP, specializing in small business law and trusts and estates. Rebecca worked in the corporate department of Ropes & Gray, a leading international law firm, for five years before co-founding O’Brien Cavanagh Ivanova. Sonia Parravano is currently also teaching Italian at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in Cambridge. Sally Peabody is a consummate traveler, travel writer, tour guide and president of Your Great Days in Paris.
Mindy Pollack Fusi is owner of The Place for Words & Workshops and also a freelance writer who publishes in The Boston Globe and the Boston Globe Magazine. She has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and has completed a memoir and a novel. See some of her work at www.theplaceforwords.com Stephan Prock earned a Doctor of Musical Arts at Cornell University and has taught for several years both domestically and internationally. Asha Ramesh is a certified yoga teacher from The Yoga Studio in Boston and a 200-hour registered Hatha yoga teacher. Carol J. Redinger, MSW is a social worker and Lexington resident who has been promoting relaxation for clients and students for many years. She is an Adjunct Instructor at North Shore Community College and enjoys sharing her passion for sea glass. Jeremy Richman has been in the real estate market for over 10 years, with combined experience as a developer, realtor, mortgage agent and even a foreclosure counselor. He has an unusual breadth of knowledge about real estate which he freely shares with his clients so they are fully informed. Jeremy grew up in Lexington, LHS class of ’76. Tom Sadtler, is a senior executive with 30+ years’ experience both in business and in psychiatric social work. Currently, he is delivering a program that enables professionals to navigate the transition to retirement and/or new career directions. In addition to the typical emphasis on financial planning, Tom focuses on the phase shifts across a broad spectrum, including: relationships, on- going work, physical health, play and lifestyle. Suzanne Sandberg is an occupational therapist who has been studying yoga for many years and received her yoga teacher training from Kripalu. Thomas E. Seder, CDFA™is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses develop financial and investment strategies that align with their needs, goals and risk tolerances. Whether planning for retirement, saving for children’s education, or dealing with the financial issues surrounding divorce, Tom helps navigate people through the process. Laura Sheppard Brick is an LHS Math Teacher Randi Siu is a visual artist and image consultant. For over twenty years, she has empowered clients to express their unique personal style through the image they present to the world-from the clothes and accessories they wear, to the hairstyles and makeup they choose. The result is that they become a unique masterpiece-beautiful, balanced, harmonious and authentic. Alma Bella Solis is an artist, designer and calligrapher who has been teaching art to adults and children for nearly 20 years. Paula Solomon, MSSS, is a career and life transition coach, with The Seasons of Your Life Coaching where she helps those who are unhappy with their work or life to create more meaningful life and career experiences that better suit them. Ami Stix is a licensed Zumba instructor and a trained dancer. Jane Sutton is a Lexington resident and published author of ten books. Her website is www.janesutton.com. Helen Theodosiou has an MA in Expressive Arts Therapies and is a certified (500-hour) yoga instructor.
Alli Thresher is passionate about social media and using social media strategies to help small businesses and non profits succeed. Alli has worked with press agencies large and small, political campaigns, bands, circus performers, non profits, and managed the launch of large consumer products. Alli currently works full-time as the social media manager for the PJ Library. Prior to joining PJ Library, Alli spent many years as a video game designer, writer, and social media manager, working most notably on the Dance Central motion game series. When she’s not writing social media action plans, Alli uses her many years experience as a dancer and dance-game designer to help people move and feel good about it. Cammy Thomas has an MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, and a PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Having taught for forty years at both high school and college levels, she now teaches literature and creative writing at Concord Academy. Her publications include two books of poems with Four Way Books: Cathedral of Wish, which won the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and Inscriptions (2014). She lives in Lexington. Robin Verdier is a computer physicist who draws on many years of experience in computer data analysis and presentation as a research scientist at MIT for his courses. Alice Wadley, M.Ed., is American Red Cross and American Heart Association Certified, and has taught classes at LCE and other locations for many years. Tony Watt is an award-winning flat picking guitarist. Carl West (Prospect Hill Forge) began blacksmithing in 1977 after reading Aldren A. Watson’s “The Village Blacksmith” and has been doing it off and on since. He earned a BFA in Sculpture at Carnegie-Mellon University. James C. Wood, Jr. is a wealth strategist who is focused on developing the wealth management strategies for business owners and executives and for professionals at all stages of their life’s journey. Jim is a long term resident of Lexington, Massachusetts with interest in Town Governance (25 year Town Meeting member) and with a dedication to improving our environment, is currently a member of the Lexington Tree Committee, serving since its inception in 2000. Mary Wixted, is a nationally certified Iyengar yoga instructor with over 8 years of teaching experience and has been with Lexington Community Education for 7 years. Mary is expert in helping beginners enjoy the practice of yoga, while taking more experienced students to their maximum pose and protecting the body with the use of props when needed. Prathiba Yuvarajan, is an International Master (USCF 2266), who won various national and international tournaments. Prathiba is a fun and enthusiastic coach with years of experience teaching kids in NYC, NJ and MA. She completed Master in Artificial Intelligence with Robotics from UK. She was a Research fellow in cognitive psychology before she moved to US. She lives in Burlington with her husband and two kids. Annie Zeybekoglu, is a recently retired Lexington High School art teacher. Visit anniezey.com for info about her current work.
Lexington Community Education
Important Information HOW TO REGISTER By Phone: Pay with a Visa or Mastercard. Call 781.862.8043. Please have the course code, your card number, expiration date, and V code ready when you call. By Mail: Use registration form on the back page or download a form from our website. Enclose a check made payable to: Lexington Community Education or provide your Visa or Mastercard number. Please do not email credit card information. Walk-In: The LCE office, located at 146 Maple Street is open from 9-3, Monday through Friday. Our Lexington High School Office is open from 4pm-9pm Monday through Thursday while classes are in session. By FAX: Completed registration forms may be faxed to the LCE office at 781.863.5829.
LCE does not send registration confirmations for classes listed in our fall, winter or spring catalogs.
Discounts and Scholarships
Our classes are open to everyone, regardless of residency. Reduced tuition is available to seniors (65 years of age and over), and also to employees of the Town of Lexington for most, but not all, of our classes. Limited scholarship assistance is available for Lexington residents; please call to request an application. *Senior Students are aged 65 and older.
There will be no classes on April 14, nor during the week of April 17-22 due to the school vacation week. Additionally, there will be no classes held on Monday, May 29 in celebration of Memorial Day. Whenever Lexington High School is closed there are no LCE classes at LHS. When Lexington Public Schools are closed due to weather, LCE is also closed. You may call LCE at 781.862.8043 for a recorded announcement. Public School closings may be found online at http://lps. lexingtonma.org/snow.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refunds will be issued for all class cancellations or for medical emergencies. If you withdraw from a class at least two
business days before the start of your class you may request a refund, minus a $10 processing fee. If you choose to receive a credit toward another course, the processing fee will not be applied. Please note that refund checks can take four to six weeks to process. Special series lectures are non-refundable. No refunds or credits are given for changes in instructors, or locations. If you are dissatisfied with a class, please call us immediately.
Directions To Sites in Lexington
Lexington Community Education’s Central Office is located at 146 Maple Street. Vehicle Access is via 328 Lowell Street. As you enter the driveway, continue past Harrington Elementary School Building. The LCE Central Office building is the brick building behind the school. Please park in designated areas (not in front circle due to fire lane restrictions). The LCE door is on the side of the building, under the blue Lexington Community Education sign. Lexington High School 251 Waltham Street LHS is located near the corner of Waltham St. and Worthen Rd. Enter through new main entrance via parking lot on Worthen Road. Most classes are on the 2nd floor of main building. Our office is in the LHS Dean’s Office on the first floor in Room 142. Clarke Middle School 17 Stedman Road Stedman Road is off of Waltham Street. Complex IT 9 Meriam St, Suite 1 Complex IT is located on the lower level, down a flight of stairs from the building entrance. Diamond Middle School 99 Hancock Street Please enter front door only from Hancock Street entrance. Follen Church 755 Massachusetts Avenue Located in East Lexington next to the East Lexington branch library. Enter through side door at rear of building. Classroom is on 2nd floor. Hancock Church 1912 Massachusetts Avenue The stone church facing the Battle Green.
Harrington School 328 Lowell Street Hastings School 7 Crosby Road Munroe Center for the Arts 1403 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington The Waldorf School of Lexington 739 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington Community Education Conference Room, 146 Maple Street, access via 328 Lowell St. The LCE Office Conference Room is in the Old Harrington/Lexington Public Schools Central Office building. Our office is located in the back corner of the building. Drive into the parking area and enter the door under the blue “Lexington Community Education” awning. LexMedia Studios 54 Concord Ave. in the Avalon Lexington Complex Please see LexMedia’s website: www. lexmedia.org for detailed directions. ____________________________________ LCE complies with equal opportunity legislation (chapter 622 and Title IX). We are committed to serving the needs and interests of the community—adults, seniors, and children. Any information and/or advice, either expressed or implied, in any LCE class, is solely that of the instructor. LCE assumes no responsibility for the course content. Courses are designed for education and enjoyment, and are not intended to serve as the basis and/or rationale for any decision on the part of the participants.
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