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About Boating Safely


with Robert Crone

Feb 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This course provides basic information intended for beginning boaters and will include basic OPEN CPN electronic charts. The cost is $40 plus $5 for family members  sharing the text payable the first night of the class.

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Acrylic Painting for the Beginner


with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Jan 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class is designed to give the beginner a solid foundation in learning the basics of acrylic painting. Students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes. Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group, class critique.


Tube Acrylic paints:

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green



*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Titanium White

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna


#6 Round, Sable

*#6 Filbert, Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Round Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Flat Bristle

*#8 Fan, Bristle

*¾” Angular, Blend

*1 ½” Flat Bristle

*2” Flat, Household, Bristle or Blend

*2” Hake (for soft blending)

*Palette knives (Flat, Bent)

*Matte Medium

*Mixing Palette and Storage Container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints)  

Support (board/surface to tape down your watercolor paper)

*Canvas Panels (Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board) (pre-primed),*(4) 11”x 14”, (2) 12”x 16”

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

Mediums(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 



Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

Gloves (rubber gloves)


Many pre-packaged painting sets include an assortment of acrylic paints and various brushes at substantial savings compared to purchasing items separately. Bring the supplies you may already have. We will be discussing supplies and materials the first class. Items with an * will be used the first class.  I will look forward to seeing you in class on January 30th!

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An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds


with John Byrne

Apr 5, 2017 at 6 pm

Please note the date of this class has been changed to April 5th.

This educational program provides a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with mutual funds as well as a map to mutual fund selection. Course fee may be paid the night of the course.

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Asian Cuisine


with Cathy Speronis

Mar 29, 2017 at 6 pm

Please note: The  dates of this class have been changed to Wednesday, March 29th, Wednesday April 5th, and Wednesday, April 12th.

Learn the fundamentals of Chinese, Korean, and Thai cooking. These classes will introduce you to the basics such as stir frying, making dumplings, and pickling. A variety of classics will be made to accompany the dishes.

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Beekeeping for Beginners


with Peter Cowin

Feb 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they make honey and survive the winter.

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Beekeeping, Intermediate


with Peter Cowin

Apr 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three week intermediate level beekeeping course is designed to improve the skills of beekeepers with some experience or who want to go into more detail following on from the Beginners class. The course will emphasize practical honey bee colony management skills, splitting hives, swarm catching and more.


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Coastal Navigation for the Weekend Mariner


with Robert Crone

Mar 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This course is intended for boaters who navigate coastal waters and have already obtained basic safety and boating knowledge. The cost is $50 plus $5 for family members payable the first night of class. We will use NOAA navigation chart #13302 and in depth usage of OPEN CPN electronic chart plotting and will also cover tides, currents, wind and chart reading as well as local mariner knowledge. Familiarity with basic Navigation skills, Aids TO Navigation (ATONS), and Navigation rules are pre-requisites.

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Conversational Spanish


with Annia Warner

Feb 2, 2017 at 6 pm
Conversational Spanish is designed to help students expand their knowledge of the language building on basic vocabulary and skills acquired in Spanish I through speaking, listening and reading comprehension. Students will be encouraged to communicate about their daily lives in Spanish. The book is additional.

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