Special Interest

BIRD WATCHING FOR BEGINNERS     FEE: $99
Thursday, 7:30 or 8:00 a.m.  (6 sess. beg. Sept. 17)

Please note: All participants will be sent instructions and a class schedule the week before the class begins. Those without an email address must send a stamped, self-address business-size envelope along with their registration to receive a class schedule.

A series of  five morning field trips and one all day designed to introduce the beginners to the skills and fun of  bird watching .  Participants must have taken Bird Watching in the Spring Semester to be eligible for this class. Selection and use of binoculars and bird guides, note taking, bird biology, behavior, habitats, migration, and maintaining a feeding station will be covered. Instructor: JUDITH CINQUINA

 

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES  BY BETH BRADLEY

All Classes will be held outside on Midland Park High School Grounds

 

Basic Obedience                                                                                  FEE: $120
Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (4 sess. Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct 5)

Teach your dog basic good manners (Come, Sit, Down, Stay, Heel, etc.) on leash. In addition, all common behavioral problems will be specifically addressed during a question and answer period at the end of class.  The common behavioral problems to be addressed will include jumping, barking, chewing, mouthing and housebreaking.  Recommended training collars can be purchased at the first session.
For safety reasons, group classes are operated with a zero-tolerance policy regarding aggression. If your dog has even one instance of unprovoked aggression before, during, or after class, you will be automatically dropped from this class. There are no refunds for dogs/handlers who discontinue training as a result of this change. Please note - No child under 14 years of age can handle a dog in our group classes.

       

 

Intermediate Obedience                                                  Fee: $120
Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m (4 sess. Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov 2)

This  class will help you expand your dog’s vocabulary in addition to teaching hand signals and demanding more attention from your dog.  While focusing on the same commands taught in Basic Obedience, this course will further enhance the relationship between dog and owner. The dog's response to commands will become more consistent and reliable, and the training will build up to off-leash recalls and stays. Recommended training collars can be purchased at the first session.

Pre-Requisite:  Basic Obedience
For safety reasons, group classes are operated with a zero-tolerance policy regarding aggression.  If your dog has even one instance of unprovoked aggression before, during, or after class, you will be automatically dropped from this class.  There are no refunds for dogs/handlers who discontinue training as a result of this change Please note –
No child under 14 years of age can handle a dog in our group classes.

 

 

ELDER LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING                             FEE: $35 per family                            
Monday,
7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 26)                                  Virtual

Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

Elderly individuals and their children are faced with a wide range of questions, particularly relating to basic legal documents that they need to control their personal and financial lives, how to reduce or eliminate inheritance tax, as well as financing long term care. This course is designed to address the importance of drafting a will, living trust, financial and medical powers of attorney. This course will also address the different types of funding for facilities, such as private pay, long term care insurance, and government assistance; client eligibility for government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid will also be discussed at length. Instructor: MICHAEL MANNA, Esq. or MARIZE HELMY, Esq.

 

The Seven Deadly Sins of Estate Planning:                        FEE: $35 per family
Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Sept. 30)            Virtual      

Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

Despite the Information Age we are living in, with access to mass amounts of information readily available at our fingertips, our law firm continues to find people making the same mistakes relating to estate planning and asset preservation. This course is designed to share the top seven mistakes repeatedly made, to enable you to avoid them. After all, “A smart person learns from their mistakes; A wise person learns from other people’s mistakes.” Instructors: MICHAEL MANNA, Esq. or MARIZE HELMY, Esq.

 

 

FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION 101                          FEE: $120
Mon. & Wed., 6:00-8:00 p.m.                                                Virtual
(5 sess. Oct. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26)

This class is for those students interested in expanding upon or learning for the first time the skills mindset and techniques needed to write, record, edit, produce and publish quality multimedia content for the internet or theatrical viewing. Students will gain direct experience with the processes of documentary, TV show, news show and talk show formats as well as fiction, biopic and commercial marketing and corporate- style film production using industry software to create their own project. Explore the details of what it takes to plan and produce media content for the web. The history of creative ideas will be explored with a lens on past filmmakers, their successes and failures and the creative process as it applies to media arts.

Students should own a cell phone or video camera and also own or purchase Adobe Premiere Pro or other video editing software.   Instructor: BART CAPUANO

 

FILM AND MOVIE HISTORY OVERVIEW                 FEE: $120
Mon. & Wed., 6:00-8:00 p.m.                                              Virtual

(5 sess.  Sept. 21, 23, 30, Oct. 5, 7) No class 9/28

In this class students will explore examples of film and media productions starting with the Egyptian Optura to the first film ever made in the late 1800's. This course is a journey into the timeline of the world's history of learning how to use the technology of cameras and microphones to produce content over the past 100+ years exploring the medium in the form of films produced to entertain, advertise, inform and connect people in multiple ways and for varying purposes. Historically powerful forms of advertising, propaganda, fiction and non-fiction works will be explored  From Buster Keaton in the silent era into the era of "talkies" and up through the present-day Hollywood blockbuster, films will be dissected and analyzed for deepest comprehension. Instructor:  BART CAPUANO

 

MASTER THE NY TIMES CROSSWORD                    FEE: $80
Thursday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.                                                    Virtual
(8 Classes Sept. 24 – Nov. 19) no class 11/5

Have you always wanted to master the NY Times crossword? Or, do you love trying but have never quite gotten over the hump? Join Steve Manin in an interactive course that will jump start your inner cruciverbalist. Steve is a writer, entrepreneur and filmmaker who credits the NY Times puzzle with making him smarter, a better writer, and unbeatable at Jeopardy. Each session will start with a fresh puzzle, and each clue will be worked until Steve has elicited the correct answer from the class. You’ll find that success is really not about vocabulary. You know most of the words. What you may not know includes myriad little tricks and, most importantly, the ability to train your brain to think like an expert crossword puzzle solver. Instructor: STEVE MANNIN

 

MEDICARE AND YOU - HAVE QUESTIONS? GET ANSWERS       FEE: $35
Tuesday,
2:00-3:30 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 13)                                                      Virtual

 Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

This course is designed to give you an understanding of Medicare as well as the updates and changes for 2019. You will receive a broad overview of the fundamental components of Medicare – The A, B, C & D’s.

Are you turning 65? Retiring? Wondering about your choices for the Annual Enrollment Period? This is your opportunity to get the information you need to make an educated decision for your Medicare Health Insurance needs.  Instructor: STUART SCHWARTZ

 

SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING                    FEE: $35
Tuesday,
7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 27)                                Virtual

Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

The Social Security system is overwhelming and there are plenty of new rules.  Learn about the vari- ous Social Security benefits and how to create collection strategies that will help you to maximize your lifetime income. Learn how to coordinate benefits with your spouse and about the lessor known benefits for widows. Learn when it makes sense to delay benefits – and when it does not. Finally, understand the taxation of benefits and how much you can expect to receive if you collect early. Instructor: ELEANOR GALT-LIN

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO TAROT                                        FEE: $59
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. (2 sess. Sept. 30 & Oct. 7)                Virtual

Be your own fortune-teller! Am I going to meet Mr./Ms. Right? Will I get that raise? Is there a move in my future? Answer these questions and more with skill and insight, with a deck of Tarot cards. In this two-night introduction to the Tarot, you’ll learn brief keyword meanings for the cards and two simple spreads. By the end of the second night, you will be able to do uncannily accurate readings for yourself, your family and friends. Please bring a Rider-Waite Tarot deck (available on Amazon.com and at many bookstores) to class so you can begin working with the cards right away. Instructor: STEPHANIE SAIBLE

 

 

VOICE-OVERS... NOW IS YOUR TIME!                            FEE: $50
Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 28)
                         Virtual

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!  Instructor: JAMES SEAWOOD, a New York based voice talent and teacher. He has brought his signature sound to commercials for a myriad of brands and organizations including Nike, Army West Point, The City of Charlotte, Cholula Hot Sauce and MGM Las Vegas Casino.

 


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