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Spring 2017 Course  Selections and Events

Bellow you will find Schalmont's Spring 2017 Adult Ed classes and events. Classes start the week of Feb. 27. You can register in person, through the mail or online.

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Creative Arts /  Financial Planning / Health & Fitness / In the Kitchen / Life Skills / Technology / Trip

 

CREATIVE ARTS

Art with Amy: Drawing 2

Instructor: Amy Friedman

Students will review elemental concepts of drawing including line, composition, shape, proportion, value, and color. A variety of subjects such as still life, animals, buildings, portraits, and landscapes will be covered according to the interest of students. Participants will continue to develop their own unique style of drawing. Prior drawing experience is required for this class. A list of supplies will be provided before the first class.

Date(s): Wed., March 1-April 5
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 117
Fee: $53 resident, $63 non-resident, $53 senior resident

Paint with Peggy

Instructor: Peggy Porter, ACI, WBPP

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting but are you afraid you can’t paint because you can’t draw? Welcome to “Paint with Peggy!” Peggy is a certified Alexander Art instructor and Wilson Bickford Painting Partner. Each evening, students create a complete oil painting that does not require drawing skills and are not paint by number. Students are provided with a blank canvas, brushes, palette of paints, etc. Through classroom instruction each person creates their own unique oil painting. To view photographs of paintings visit www.paintwithpeggy.com.

“Cabin at Dusk”

This striking Wilson Bickford painting contrasts a cabin against a glowing sky. Additional interest is added with a few leafless trees.

Date(s): Thurs., March 16
Time: 6–9:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 117
Fee: $48 resident, $58 non-resident, $48 senior resident

“Winter Barn at Sunrise”

This painting is created using only painting knives-no brushes! The pink tint in the sky sets off the grey, weathered barn and also provides a nice contrast to the pine trees and optional fence. You will be amazed at what you can do with a knife.

Date(s): Thurs., April 27
Time: 6–9:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 117
Fee: $48 resident, $58 non-resident, $48 senior resident

“Lighthouse on a Bluff”

You will paint a lighthouse shining a beam into the distance, with a splash of waves that crash onto the nearby rocks. A pattern for the lighthouse and keepers cottage are provided.

Date(s): Thurs., May 11
Time: 6–9:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 117
Fee: $48 resident, $58 non-resident, $48 senior resident

“Birch Lane”

This beautiful summer scene includes a path lined with birch trees. We will create a pond and learn how to add in reflections and shadows. Peggy will teach you how to use color values and perspective to achieve depth in your paintings.

Date(s): Thurs., June 8
Time: 6–9:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 117
Fee: $48 resident, $58 non-resident, $48 senior resident

Spring Wreath Making (New)

Instructor: Regina Hanson

Create your own wreath for the spring season for yourself or as the perfect gift. This class can be taken individually or bring your child for a creative night out. Check the website for a list of materials that will be needed in order to complete these cute one-of-a-kind wreaths: https://sites.google.com/schalmont.net/springwreath
Date(s): Wed., March 8

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 115
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $10 senior resident

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Financial Planning

Basic Estate Planning for the Elderly

Instructor: Kevin Litz, Esq.

Learn the basics for drafting wills, living wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, and effective estate planning techniques to preserve assets for family members in the event of impending nursing home care. The program will focus on a description of the various estate planning documents and strategies for planning for Medicaid in the future.

Date(s): Tues., March 28
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Maximizing Your Social Security Benefit

Instructor: Frank Finch

A few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of your social security benefit. Attend our hands-on workshop to learn strategies to get the most money from Social Security. Learn how to plan for taxes, health care and other costs during retirement, as well as how to wisely grow and protect your retirement income. This session will cover key Social Security benefit choices, such as individual and spousal options, as we explore simple steps to maximize your benefit. Join us before you make financial decisions that may not be able to be reversed.

Date(s): Wed., March 22
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Multigenerational Financial Planning

Instructor: Thomas Dingley

Family wealth transfer is not just about getting financial assets to the next generation. It is also about how to pass on what is important and how to avoid damaging our children’s relationships with each other. This seminar focuses on family wealth management and will leave the client understanding why transfers can fail, how to avoid mistakes, and how the right communication between family members may lead to successful transfers of wealth.

Date(s): Thurs., March 30
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: High School Room 56
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Retirement Income Planning: Creating Your Personal Pension

Instructor: Michael Sleasman

The media speaks often about the retirement crisis facing Americans. This class attacks that crisis by arming attendees with an action plan for predictable retirement income. For most, an ideal retirement is funded by steady income without having to work. Along with social security benefits, money in annuities, IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, CDs and cash, can all be used to create an income plan to fund the retirement of your dreams. This class will help attendees to understand how annuities and other investments can create your “personal pension,” a retirement income stream to give peace of mind.

Date(s): Thurs., April 6
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Reverse Mortgage for 2017: Is It Right For You?

Instructor: Burton Farbstein, NYS Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator

This course (designed for seniors 62+ and interested family members) will guide you through the relevant facts, dispel old myths and clarify misconceptions about the current reverse mortgage and more importantly, is it right for you and your personal situation? We will go through qualifications, type of mortgages available, different ways you can receive your tax-free cash, impact on inheritance and your heirs, as well as different ways a reverse mortgage can positively impact your life in matters of retirement planning, health related services and improving your overall lifestyle.

Date(s): Tues., March 14
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 57
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Via Life Stages: “LTC Planning & Asset Protection”

Instructor: Frank Finch

You’ve worked hard, and have accumulated money and assets, and are looking forward to enjoying an active retirement. How important is it for you to remain free to choose where you live, what you eat, and with whom you’re surrounded? How important is it to keep your stuff and your money, and to choose where it goes upon your death? Come explore senior living choices and long term care planning to fit your mindset, your values, and your budget. Frank Finch, Principal of Life Stages Financial Group and adviser with Halliday Financial, developed this course to help empower people to maintain their independence, as well as their money and dignity throughout their retirement years.

Date(s): Wed., May 3
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

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Health & fitness

Adult Golf Clinic

Instructor: Scott Brennan, Orchard Creek Golf Course

This clinic will focus on the basic swing fundamentals which lead to more consistent shots for the already experienced played. For the beginner this will help get you started in the right direction. Maximum number of participants is 16.

Date(s): Tues., May 2-23
Times: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Orchard Creek Golf Club, 6700 Dunnsville Rd, Altamont, NY 12009
Fee: $80 residents, $90 non-residents, $70 seniors

BarreFlow

Instructor: Jodi Druzba

Have you ever wanted to raise the barre on your personal fitness routine? While every class follows a similar flowing format, the exercises and choreography are continually changing to keep you from reaching a workout plateau. By combining aspects of yoga, Pilates, barre fitness and classic strength training, BarreFlow incorporates strength, endurance and flexibility into one invigorating workout. The focus on posture and form and the smooth transitions between exercises will help even the busiest minded students become more present as concentration is necessary to get the most out of this class. BarreFlow will help you achieve a balanced body and a quiet mind in only 45 minutes. Modifications and/or advancements are given for most excises to accommodate all fitness levels.

Date(s): Mon. & Wed., March 6-April 26
Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Location: Average Joe’s Fitness, 90 W Campbell Rd., Rotterdam (across from Rotterdam Mall)
Fee: $80 resident, $90 non-resident, $70 senior resident

Beginners Dance – American Style Ballroom Dances

Instructor: Rita Russell

Learn to get around the floor with basic steps in Waltz, Foxtrot, Jitterbug (Swing), and Tango. Singles or couples welcome. Appropriate for beginners or those who wish to brush up or practice what they have learned in the past. Students should be willing to switch partners if numbers are uneven. It is also better overall for learning leading and following.

Date(s): Tues., March 7-May 2
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Jefferson School Playroom
Fee: $48 residents, $58 non-residents, $38 seniors. Fee is per person.

Beginners Dance – American Style Latin Dances

Instructor: Rita Russell

Learn basic steps and patterns in Rumba, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Salsa. Singles or couples welcome. Appropriate for beginners or those who wish to brush up or practice what they have learned in the past. Students should be willing to switch partners if numbers are uneven. It is also better overall for learning leading and following.

Date(s): Tues., March 7-May 2
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Location: Jefferson School Playroom
Fee: $48 residents, $58 non-residents, $38 seniors. Fee is per person.

Bone Health Management with a Healthy Lifestyle

Instructor: Amanda Boccio DC, ATC

Osteoporosis and low bone density are no longer disease processes that affect only senior citizens. The slouched posture we associate with the elderly is becoming more and more prevalent in our predominately sedentary society, and can be seen in all ages. In this course, learn about skeletal health, the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis, and how to interpret the results of common bone density screenings. The instructor will discuss how diet and how proper nutrition effects your bone health. We will also review the importance of stress management, body awareness, and exercise in maintaining healthy bones for life. Class limit 15. Dr. Amanda Boccio is a chiropractor and certified athletic trainer who also holds a master’s degree in applied clinical nutrition.

Date(s): Wed., April 5
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 56
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Chair Yoga

Instructor: Jean Marie Sefcovic

Chair Yoga is created for those who choose not to get down on the floor. Benefits of Yoga are a healthier, stronger and more relaxed you, improved flexibility, increased oxygen intake and a great sense of calm and well-being. Practicing Yoga in a chair is not only fun but is also challenging. Getting fit where you sit is beneficial for persons coping and living with such conditions like osteoporosis & osteopenia, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, complications from being overweight, aging complications, Multiple Sclerosis, scoliosis, other disabilities, etc. No previous experience required. Jean Marie is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Lakshmi Chair Yoga Teacher.

Date(s): Tues., March 7-March 28
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 112
Fee: $43 resident, $53 non-resident, $43 senior resident

Coed Volleyball

Coordinator: Krista Grady

Bump, set, and spike your way into our coed volleyball program. This group offers a fun way for advanced beginners/intermediate players to improve on their volleyball skills. Each night begins with drills with the goal of improving your caliber of play. Previous volleyball experience necessary. Maximum participants 26.

Date(s): Mon., March 6-May 1
Times: 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: High School New Gym
Fee: $27 resident $37 non-resident, $27 senior resident

Couch to 5K Training Program

Instructors: Lindsay and Dan McConnelee

Do you want to shake off the winter cobwebs and get in shape for summer? Whether you are new to running or a seasoned runner who took the winter off, this class is for you. If you are able to jog for a minute, this class will build up your stamina so you can run for 3.1 miles: a full 5k. This 7-week program will start slowly and the workouts will gradually increase. We will run a 5K race at the conclusion of the course (this race will be announced during the class) and prep for the annual Race Back to School 5K in September. The first class will meet in the new gym lobby in the high school (park in the back lot of the high school near the track) for a brief orientation then we will head to the track. Our runs will take place at Schalmont High School and the neighborhood surrounding Jefferson Elementary. Materials needed: pair of sneakers, water and a stop watch.

Date(s): Tues./Thurs., April 4-June 1
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Schalmont High School; first class meets in new gym lobby
Fee: $27 resident, $37 non-resident $22 resident

Gentle Yoga

Instructor: Jean Marie Sefcovic

Enjoy your time to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect at your own level. We practice gentle warm-ups, postures, (Asanas) breath awareness, (Pranayam) and relaxation (Savasana). Please come in comfortable clothes, bring your own mat and a friend. Blankets, blocks, and straps can be useful. Benefits of Yoga include a healthier, stronger and more relaxed you, improved flexibility, a great sense of calm and well-being, increased oxygen intake.

Date(s): Tues., March 7-April 11
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Middle School Café Fee: $65 resident, $75 non-resident, $65 senior resident

Intro to Kayaking

Instructor: The Boathouse Kayak Instructor

If you are curious about kayaking and want to learn more or you just feel like getting out there for a refresher course, this is the class for you. We’ll show you that kayaking is an affordable activity that everyone can enjoy. You will learn about kayak features and selection, paddling strokes, safety, and equipment. This class is great for beginners and those interested in just getting out to do some paddling. We will meet at The Boat House in Schenectady where you will be provided with the kayak, paddle and lifejacket so you can enjoy a nice paddling on the Mohawk River. Maximum 10 participants.

Date(s): Mon., May 8 (rain date May 22)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: The Boathouse, 2855 Aqueduct Rd, Schenectady
Fee: $22 resident, $27 non-resident senior resident $22

Intro to Meditation

Instructor: Suzanne Amsler

Meditation can help lower blood pressure, release stress and promote harmony and inner peace. You will learn about passive meditation technique to help you enter your own personal meditative state. We will practice heart and healing meditations, learn different relaxation techniques and learn a Hawaiian Ha breath. Dynamic meditation can be very effective life changing tool. You will learn a simple method to use imagery to impress the subconscious mind to release an unwanted condition and replace with a new empowering one. Suzanne Amsler has been involved with meditation for more than 30 years.

Date(s): Thurs., April 6 & 13
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 54
Fee: $22 resident, $27 non-resident, $17 senior resident

Intro to Reiki

Instructor: Suzanne Amsler, Reiki Master Teacher

Pronounced “Ray-Key,” Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy, a natural approach to wellness. Reiki is a non-intrusive method of hands on healing to improve the health and quality of life for yourself and others. It activates the release of blocked energy, which restores and balances the body and mind. The evening will provide information and background on Reiki, and the opportunity to experience the Reiki energy. Suzanne Amsler has been teaching Reiki for 18 years.

Date(s): Thurs., March 23
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 54
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Junior Golf Clinic

Instructor: Scott Brennan

This clinic will not only help players develop strong swing principles and fundamentals, it will help teach rules of the game, proper etiquette and fair play. This clinic is for students age 8 to 16. Maximum number of participants is 16.

Date(s): Sat., April 29-May 20
Times: 2-3 p.m.
Location: Orchard Creek Golf Club, 6700 Dunnsville Rd, Altamont, NY 12009
Fee: $80 resident, $90 non-resident

Men’s Basketball

Coordinator: Steve Frank

Come and join the community for some “March Madness” basketball. Play a pickup game with others who want to do the same. On any of the scheduled evenings, teams will be created depending upon the number of individuals who show.

Date(s): Thurs., March 2-April 27
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: High School New Gym
Fee: $27 resident $37 non-resident, $27 senior resident. This is a one-time registration fee regardless of the number of sessions attended.

Spinning

Instructor: Kevin Mccauley

If you want to get stronger, faster, and leaner, give Spinning a try. This class is great for both people who are new to biking and those who have been doing it for years. Spinning classes give you two great ways to stay motivated: Enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors are there to help you reach your goals, and the energizing music will help you get that extra “push” that you need to power through to the very end. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Date(s): Mon. & Sat., March 6-April 29
Time: 6:30 p.m. Mondays. 8 a.m. Saturdays
Location: Average Joe’s Fitness, 90 W Campbell Rd, Rotterdam
Fee: $65 resident, $75 non-resident, $55 senior resident

Women’s Pick-up Basketball

Instructor: Joelle Litz

It’s lady’s night on the court. Come have some March Madness fun and laughs while getting a workout in with the girls. Games of pick-up basketball will be created each night. Number of games, teams, and players on each team will be determined each night. This is a great chance to “leave it all on the court!”

Date(s): Tues., March 7-May 2
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Gym
Fee: $27 resident, $37 non-resident, $27 senior resident

WOW (Women on Weights)

Instructor: Barb Howansky, AFAA Certified, AFAA Personal Trainer

WOW - Women on Weights class is a weight training class designed to encourage women to lift weights as well as work with resistance equipment and weight machines. The goal of Women on Weights is to improve posture, strength and decrease body mass. The objectives for this course include: promoting bone and muscle development, promoting balance and posture, learn proper technique for exercise equipment and improve strength endurance as well as overall quality of life.. The class is taught by a certified personal trainer. Please bring your mats, stability balls, free weights : 1 and 2 pound.

Date(s): Mon. & Wed. March 6-May 3
Time(s): 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Weight Room
Fee: $95 resident, $105 non-resident, $85 senior resident

Zumba

Instructor: Yvonne Alex

Zumba exercise classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout. Burn 700-1000 calories per hour (and have a blast doing it)! Join the party with your Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor.

Date(s): Mon., March 6-May 1
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Playroom
Fee: $42 resident, $52 non-resident, $38 resident seniors

Zumba Gold

Instructor: Yvonne Alex

Zumba Gold is exhilarating, easy and effective for the beginner or the active older adult. Zumba Gold brings a modified, Latin-inspired, dance fitness class and combines a party-like atmosphere with a total body workout.
Date(s): Tues., March 7-May 2

Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Playroom
Fee: $42 resident, $52 non-resident, $38 resident seniors

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in the kitchen

Easter Cupcakes

Instructor: Julie Readdean, Certified Wilton Method Instructor

Come join us and make Easter treats that will wow your friends and family. The first cupcake we will make is a “Bunny Butt” Cupcake. These cute bunnies digging for carrots will look adorable on your dessert table. We will also add Easter Basket cupcakes to the mix. They are just as adorable as the baskets the Easter Bunny brings. Please bring 12 cupcakes (baked and undecorated) and something to carry your cupcakes home in. There will be a $10 material fee collected at class.

Date(s): Wed., April 12
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 115
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $12 senior resident

Mother’s Day Cupcakes

Instructor: Julie Readdean, Certified Wilton Method Instructor

This is an adult and child class. Bring your favorite child and make Mother’s Day cupcakes for that special person in your life. We will be making a cupcake bouquet that every “Mom” is sure to love. Please bring a dozen cupcakes (baked and undecorated) and something to bring them home in. There will be an $8 material fee collected at class.
Date(s): Wed., May 10

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Room 115
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $12 senior resident

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Life Skills

American Red Cross Babysitting Training

Instructor: American Red Cross Certified Instructor

This course will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give 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 and basic first aid. Recommended age 11–15 years.

Date(s): Sat., April 29
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: High School Library
Fee: $75 resident, $85 non-resident

Choosing the Right College

Instructor: Dean P. Skarlis, Ed.D

Dr. Dean Skarlis of the College Advisor of New York will outline the steps you need to find the best college fit for your child. Some of the topics covered are; the top five factors colleges look for in applicants, the financial aid process and strategies to reduce college costs; ranking/schmankings: understanding why “fit” is critical; SAT/ACT strategy; how to make the most of college visits; and writing the essay. The information and handouts you will take home from this presentation will help you in your child’s college search.

Date(s): Tues., April 4
Time: 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Location: High School Room 54
Fee: Free for district resident and seniors, $15 non-resident

Defensive Driving

Instructor: Easy Method Driving School Instructor

This is a Department of Motor Vehicles approved six-hour program that allows you to save 10 percent off of your collision and liability insurance and up to 4 points off your driver record. (Be sure and check with your insurance company about any premium reduction.) Films, lecture, and often humorous class discussions will highlight the course.

Date(s): Mon., March 20 -27
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $43 resident, $48 non-resident, $43 senior resident

Dog Obedience: Canine Body Language

Instructor: Sheila Leguire

This course will give you an understanding of how to properly read canine body language and understand stress indicators in your dog. We will also cover proper play behaviors, dog park etiquette, and tips on diffusing a dog fight. The course will also cover how to properly meet and greet with dogs as well as safe socialization. This course is open to dogs 6 months and older. You do not bring your dog to the first class. Students will be asked to bring their dogs to remaining classes to practice socialization and properly assessing your dog’s body language. If your dog has shown aggression with dogs or people, this is not the class for you. Please email me at sleguire@nycap.rr.com for a referral. Please bring a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate to the first class or email it sleguire@nycap.rr.com. Maximum 6 dogs.

Date(s): Tues., March 7-April 11
Times: 7-7:45 p.m.
Location: Art Wing Lobby (first class in High School Room 57)
Fee: $60 resident, $70 non-resident, $60 senior resident

Dog Obedience: Puppy Basics

Instructor: Sheila Leguire

This course will cover proper socialization for your puppy as well as proper play behaviors. We will practice confidence building exercises as well as the basic sit, down, stay, come, wait and loose leash walking. The course will also cover any puppy issues such as crate training, house training, mouthing, jumping and more. This course is for puppies up to 5 months old. You do not bring your dog to the first class. Please bring a copy of your dog’s shot record to the first class or email it to sleguire@nycap.rr.com. Maximum of 10 puppies.

Date(s): Tues., March 7-April 11
Times: 6-6:45 p.m.
Location: Art Wing Lobby (first class in High School Room 57)Fee: $60 resident, $70 non-resident, $60 senior resident

Flip without the Flop: Learning the Ins and Outs of Investment Properties

Instructor: Beth Grzyboski

Have you ever considered flipping homes or becoming a real estate investor? If so, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover types of distressed properties (short sales, foreclosures, corporate and bank owned, etc.), Financing strategies and how to get those deals, landlord/tenant issues and laws, and most importantly, how to find these properties. Beth Grzyboski is an associate broker at Keller Williams Realty Capital District.

Date(s): Thurs., March 23
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Forgiveness Using Ho’oponopono

Instructor: Suzanne Amsler, Reiki Master Teacher

Ho’oponopono is a simple Hawaiian process of letting go of any heightened emotions within you and allowing for healing of thoughts, feelings, words and action. Essentially, it means to make right with the people with whom you have relationships. It’s about restoring your joy and happiness. We are all connected, and that means you are always impacting everyone around you just by your every action. For more than 20 years, Suzanne has been using the Hawaiian Ho’oponopono process with amazing results. During this class you will have the opportunity to clear at least one relationship or event.

Date(s): Thurs., April 27
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 56
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Gallery Group Readings with Katie Manning Hilton (New)

You don’t want to miss this fascinating event of psychic readings, insight, and questions with prominent local Psychic Medium, Katie Manning Hilton. It will be a great night out for you and your friends that will have you talking long after about the experience. Readings are not guaranteed for all that attend the event. For legal reasons all readings should be considered for the purpose of entertainment. Katie does not read for anyone 18 years or younger. Filming of this event may take place and may be used for Katie’s Psychic on Scene series.

Date(s): Fri., April 28
Time: 5-5:30 p.m. (meet and greet), 5:30-6:30 p.m. group readings
Location: Middle School LGI
Fee: $37 resident $47 non-resident $37 senior resident

Game of Homes: Learn How to Stake out Your Castle Now

Instructor: Beth Grzyboski

Don’t let home buying myths, fears, and misinformation stop you from owning the American Dream. This workshop features prequalifying with a lender, working with an agent, narrowing down your search, looking for your home, selecting an attorney, hiring an inspector, negotiating the offer, and closing on the house. Participants will walk away with information about mold, radon, pests and structural concerns. Get the facts and then get moving toward home ownership. Beth Grzyboski is an associate broker with Keller Williams Realty Capital District.

Date(s): Thurs., March 9
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to professional voiceovers

Instructor: Voice Coach

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This class will explore numerous aspects of voice over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our Voicecoaches.com producer. Space is limited, and registration closes one week prior to class, so register early.

Date(s): Tues., March 23
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Location: Voice Coaches, 26 Vly Road, Albany, NY 12205
Fee: $17 resident, $22 non-resident, $12 senior resident

Homebuyers and Hashtags: Selling Your Home using Social Media, Staging and Right Pricing

Instructor: Beth Grzyboski

Learn the secrets to improving your home’s “sale-ability” inexpensively and quickly in a very competitive market. Learn how to stage your home and what that really means, decorate and update to match buyer trends, and how to use social media to launch your home in the online real estate marketplace. Class discussion will include “right pricing,” de-cluttering, to paint or not to paint, necessary vs. unnecessary updates and the power of curb appeal. Participants will walk away with information about mold, radon, pests, structural concerns, and required New York State disclosures. Learn how to select the right attorney too. Beth Grzyboski is an associate broker with Keller Williams Realty Capital District.

Date(s): Thurs., March 16
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $12 resident $17 non-resident $7 senior resident

Introduction to Numerology

Instructor: Suzanne Amsler

Numerology is a system of gaining knowledge, information and wisdom about you, by using numbers as symbols. Numerology is a profound and reliable way to examine your inner nature and look at the various psychological, physical and spiritual processes that make up your experience in the world. It can give you a very good idea of what makes you tick, and provide an excellent way to navigating daily life. Most of all it can help you learn how to emphasize your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. In fact, almost anything you need to know can be found within your name and birth date.

Date(s): Thurs., March 30
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 55
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Learn Self-Hypnosis

Instructor: George Guarino

Learn how to hypnotize people easily, comfortably, and safely. In this class we will learn about what is and what isn’t hypnosis. Then I’ll show participants two hypnotic inductions - direct and indirect - which we will practice in class. Limited to those 18 years and older. A $12 material fees will be collected at the class.

Date(s): Tues., March 21
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: High School Room 57
Fee: $17 resident, $22 non-resident, $12 senior resident

Lose Weight with Hypnosis

Instructor: George Guarino

This workshop is for those who want to be hypnotized and change behaviors that have been standing in the way of losing weight. Are you snacking on unhealthy food? Do you over eat large portions? Is sugar your enemy? Those who will be successful are those who come to the session with one or two behavior changes in mind and are determined to act differently. Hypnosis can be very effective in causing participants to have a new relationship with food. Make it easy to stay on track. Find yourself feeling better about yourself and release unwanted pounds. A $12 material fee will be collected at class.

Date(s): Thurs., April 13
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: High School Room 57
Fee: $17 resident, $22 non-resident, $12 senior resident

New York State Safe Boating

Instructor: John Hochmuth

This course meets the New York State and the United States Coast Guard requirements for Personal Watercraft (Jetski) Operation and Youth and Adult Boating Certification. Upon successful completion, you will receive a boating certificate which is good for life. The course is designed as a comprehensive boating course, teaching the fundamentals of safe boating operation, accidents and emergencies; boat operation; boating related activities; boats and motors; equipment; fueling and ventilation; marine environment; numbering and registration; personal watercraft (pwc); and rules of the road. The course is for adults and children 10 years of age and older. This class is limited to 25 participants.

Date(s): Wed., March 1-22
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 54
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $12 senior

Notary Public Test Prep Class

Instructor: Joe Lenz

This class helps you prepare for the New York State Notary Public Examination. Confusing laws, concepts and procedures are clearly explained, and examples are given to illustrate situations that a notary is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, when to defer to an attorney, minimizing legal liability, execute acknowledgments and affidavits, and how to administer oaths and affirmations. Inform yourself about what you cannot do as a notary within New York State, such as performing marriages or certifying copies of public records. Practice tests will be taken.

Date(s): Tue., March 21
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: District Office Conference Room
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Psychic Development I

Instructor: Katie Manning-Hilton, Psychic Medium

Have you ever known something or had a gut feeling that turned out to be right, had a déjà vu experience or just felt like you were not alone, when clearly you were? Join me and learn techniques that can assist you in developing your psychic ability and finally gain the confidence to listen to your inner voice for guidance. Discussion of useful meditations and daily practices to gain insight for the answers you are seeking. Empower yourself with the information to develop your dormant sixth sense. You will be amazed at how much you know already. Must be 18 years or older to participate in class. Katie does not conduct readings at the classes.

Date(s): Tues., April 4
Time: 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School LGI
Fee: $22 resident, $32 non-resident, $17 senior resident

Psychic Development II

Instructor: Katie Manning-Hilton, Psychic Medium

After the Introduction to Psychic Development class, this is the next step in learning how tap into your own gifts and abilities. We will use meditation, as well as the use of angel and spirit guides in your daily life for protection and assistance. Now that you know the kind of psychic you are, we will work on in a group setting doing exercises to help you enhance what you already have. This helps you see how much more you can actually stretch the gifts you have and challenge yourself in a comfortable, fun setting. We will try a number of exercises to accommodate different styles in a fun and relaxing setting for you to grow and develop your skills. Must be 18 years or older to participate in class. Katie does not conduct readings at the classes.

Date(s): Wed., April 5,
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School LGI
Fee: $22 resident, $32 non-resident, $17 senior resident

Public Speaking (New)

Instructor: Bronson Knaggs

At some point in your life or career, you will be asked to speak in public. In order for you to be an effective speaker, your communication, verbal, nonverbal, and written skills must be consistent. Mastering the skills used in public speaking will greatly enhance your chances of being understood. An effective presentation includes good content, organization, delivery, audience, and analysis. During this course you will have the opportunity to prepare and present an impromptu, informative and persuasive speech. Learn the key points to delivering a good speech. Build your confidence as you learn the skills.

Date(s): Mon., March 13-April 3
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: High School room 56
Fee: $55 resident, $65 non-resident, $50 resident senior

Sign Language: Level 1 Beginner

Instructor: Pam Lane

An introduction into the deaf culture learning sign language from A,B,C through finger spelling to basic sentence structure with signs. The class will introduce you to family signs, colors, verbs, education, foods, time sign, emotions and feelings, along with our numbers and additional sign with sentence structure. You’ll learn the parts of a sign, body language, facial expression, non-manual behavior and how to pluralize a sign.

Date(s): Tues., March 7-April 11
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 54
Fee: $27 resident, $37 non-resident, $22 senior resident

Working Mothers: 3 Keys To Real Renewal, How to Wake Up Well-rested & Stay Energized All Day (New)

Instructor: Nicole Joette Nelson, Higher Ground Leadership Coachville Coach

In only 90 minutes, learn why 90 percent of women leave their jobs and what you can do differently to safeguard against it. (Hint! It’s NOT to take care of the family) Does work leave you physically depleted? Discover a unique 5 step formula for keeping up with work demands while still feeling alive. Does work leave you mentally exhausted? Walk away with 1 powerful technique to regain clear focus and have more fun. Do you sometimes lack a sense of accomplishment? Do you do a lot but feel like you get nothing done? Learn the four core energy needs that you must balance so that you can focus in an absorbed way on your highest priorities.

Date(s): Thurs. March 2
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 56
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

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Technology

Microsoft Office Tips and Tricks (New)

Instructor: Debbie Falcone

Become a Pro with these Microsoft Office Tips and Tricks. If you know enough about Word, Excel and PowerPoint to be a bit dangerous, you will enjoy this Q & A class. With these resources, tips and tricks, you will learn how to be a pro at using these Microsoft software programs. Bring your questions or just learn from the provided tips.

Date(s): Tues., March 7
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 56
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 senior resident

Navigating your iPad

Instructor: Bronson Knaggs

Have you recently purchased an iPad or are thinking about buying one? This class will teach the fundamentals and provide a broad perspective of this technology. Participants will be introduced to the iPad as an electronic tablet for reading, browsing the Internet, video streaming, viewing pictures, and be introduced to various other applications of both the iPad 2 and the latest version. Those attending the class will also be given information to help them make purchasing decisions, learn about iCloud and setting up their tablet, discuss various applications, discuss some of the productive apps and learn about basics of caring for this technology.

Date(s): Tues., April 11
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: High School Room 57
Fee: $12 resident, $17 non-resident, $7 seniors

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TRIPS

Boston-Quincy Market Day Trip

Boston is a city rich in history. Our day begins at Quincy Market. Here you will be able to have lunch, at one of the many eateries and be able to enjoy the marketplace, filled with push carts of hand-crafted items, unusual shops and boutiques. After you can also set out to explore the Freedom Trail, visit the Old North Church, view the Paul Revere House, The Old State House (site of the Boston Massacre) or maybe you’d rather have lunch at “Cheers.” Is it a boat or a bus? Its both! Board the amphibious Duck Tour “vehicle” for an exciting 1.5 hour tour that shows you all the sites of Historical Boston, right before plunging into the Charles River for a boat ride with a breathtaking view of the Boston Skyline. Whatever you choose, the day is yours to decide!

Date(s): Sat., May 6
Time: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Bus will pick up and drop off at Schalmont High School
Fee: $45 resident, $45 non-resident, $45 senior resident (includes transportation only)
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