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English for Life! Intermediate/Advanced - Mornings
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English for Life! Intermediate/Advanced - Mornings


with Joanne Voltaire

Calendar Next session starts Mar 4, 2019 at 8:30 am

Tis is an intermediate/advanced class for English speakers of other languages who want to further improve their vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, and speaking skills; learn efectives ways to communicate in formal settings such as schools, colleges, and the workplace; strengthen reading and comprehension of diferent forms of texts; and develop formal and informal writing skills. Students will also work on reading, writing, and presentation skills in English specifc to individual career interests and goals.  

English Smocking
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English Smocking


with Linda Monagle

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

You will learn the basic stitches and techniques of hand smocking while completing a special garment for yourself or a loved one. Basic sewing skills helpful. Materials list umpn registration. Options include: holiday apron, dainty camisole or nighty, sweet baby bonnet, jumper or pinafore. Former shop owner/instructor at The Smock Exchange, Danvers/Hamilton, MA and FLOSSIE in Essex, MA. Linda has been smocking and teaching classes for over 35 years to adults and children. Linda also volunteered for many years in Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fair, as chairperson of the Smocking, Heirloom Sewing and Sewing Departments. She has been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters who help perpetuate her love of sewing and smocking.

Every Picture Tells A Story: Organizing Photographs


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next session starts May 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn techniques on how to work through that box of photographs we all have. Integrating the stories behind the pictures will also be explored. Please bring some of your photographs to get started.

Fearless Public Speaking: Speak, Act And Look Like a Leader


with Bonnie Gross

When there are two people with the same skills entering a room, delivering a speech, or participating in a meeting– the person who looks, acts and sounds like a leader is the person most remembered. Make sure next time—it’s YOU! This class teaches you the skills not usually taught in traditional “presentation skills” courses; you will learn the secrets of how to speak, look and act like a leader. Being a calm, confident, impactful presenter starts before you write the first line - it starts with what and how you think. Learn the speaking skills of great public figures, such as John F. Kennedy and Steve Jobs, who have used their voices and speaking style to exude power and influence. (Approx. 12 hours.)

First Aid CPR AED for Adult/Child/Infant


with Elle Zuckerman

Calendar Next session starts May 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 4, 2019

American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive.

Folk Music for the Ukulele and how to Play it!


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next session starts Jul 15, 2019 at 12 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Puff the Magic Dragon might have eaten them… but probably not. Now, if we have gotten your attention, we bet you love the music of Pete Seeger, the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, the Brothers Four, the Limeliters and all the other folk groups of the 1960s. Would you like to learn to play songs of that era, maybe pass our folk heritage on to younger generations so that it is not lost? Here’s your chance. Join our Beginner’s Ukulele Class for Folk Music Lovers. No previous experience with an instrument necessary and you won't have to learn to read music. All you need is a serviceable ukulele and we'll be happy to help you figure out which ukulele to buy and tell you about local music stores where you might get it. Get out your tie dyed shirts and sandals and sign up now because this course is going to fill up quickly.

Gluten Free from Around the World


with Sarah Hignett

Calendar Next session starts May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Fun and delicious gluten free dishes from Italy, India, and Ethiopia. These meals are suitable for Celiac dietary restrictions. Learn how to make three dishes from each country! Meals will contain: dairy, meat, shellfish, and spicy ingredients. Bring a dish for taking home leftovers!I ITALY Shrimp, Tuscan asparagus, and cheese breadsticks. March 13 INDIA Chicken tikka masala, chana masala and carrot pudding. April 3 ETHIOPIAN Chicken doro wat, cabbage/potato wat, and collard greens. May 1

Health Care and Your Retirement


with Fred Diehl

Calendar Next session starts May 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This educational program that addresses what steps clients should take to prepare for health care costs to help ensure their retirement savings stay healthy.

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