Now it’s your turn! You have sent the kids back to school and now it is time for you to explore learning a new language, tap your creative side in arts or writing or enjoy a fall afternoon on a V.I.P. tour of an art studio/gallery or discover the secrets and history of Washington Irving’s storybook cottage.
Classes start September 9 and throughout September at the Center for Continuing Education. Says Executive Director Diane Cashman, “We are pleased to have added several new instructors, programs and staff to continue to meet the interests of our community and engage learners of all ages.”
Foreign language classes in Spanish, French, Italian and German continue as popular offerings and are taught by native speakers in an experiential and engaging manner. Beyond Beginner classes in Spanish and Italian are perfect for those who know simple vocabulary and present tense while more advanced speakers can sharpen fluency with Coffee/Conversation and Wine Tasting sessions.
New teachers include: Nora Brunet, of Nora’s Ovenworks, teaching cake decorating; Bob Clyatt, a contemporary relief sculptor who will provide a private tour of his studio; and Elizabeth Bradley, who will lead a book discussion and V.I.P. visit to Washington Irving’s Sunnyside in conjunction with the bi-centennial of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
The Center is offering new ways to keep toes tapping including Broadway Basics with a Beat, Beginner Belly Dancing, Musical Chair Yoga and Irish Dancing, with Declan Crowley from Lord of the Dance. The Center also welcomes nutritionist Valerie Green who will discuss Feeding the Empty New and Your 50+ Body, and travel writer Evelyn Kanter, author of 100 Things to Do in New York City Before You Die.
Gain command of your schedule, goals and to-do list with a new class in Bullet Journaling or tap your creative side with the new Painting with Water-Based Oils class or choose from the many other drawing and painting classes.
The full catalog is available online and at area libraries, village and town centers. To register for classes and more information, visit www.LMCCE.orgor call 914-698-9126.
The Center for Continuing Ed. is a non-profit organization, which offers high-quality and affordable educational enrichment programs spanning a wide range of subjects.
Debra Quintana has been reporting for The Loop for several years. After living in Larchmont for 20 years she and her husband moved to Mamaroneck 3 years ago. Debra was a television news reporter in Texas, Florida, Colorado before moving to New York where she worked at WPIX-TV and WCBS-TV. She currently serves as the manager of The Golden Shoestring in Larchmont.