Special Interest

BIRD WATCHING FOR BEGINNERS                                                                  FEE: $95

Dates:  Mar. 4, 7:30 a.m., Mar. 18, 7:30 a.m., Apr.  8, 7:30 a.m. ,Apr. 29, 7:00 a.m.

May 6, 7:00 a.m., May 13, 7:00a.m.

A series of five morning field trips and one all day designed to introduce the beginners to the skills and fun of bird watching.  Classes are taught on Thursdays in the field at nature preserves in the Bergen County area.  No carpooling.  Social distancing and masks required.  In case of inclement weather, a class may be postponed. and scheduled for another Thursday.  Class limit is 12 – with preference given to those students from the fall semester.   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




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. Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26) 

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.  Tuesday will be the make -up day for inclement weather.


Intermediate Obedience                                                         Fee: $120

Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (4 sess. May 3, 10, 17, 24)

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. Tuesday will be the make -up day for inclement wether


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

Thursday, 7-9  p.m. (1 sess.  Apr. 22)                                          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.



Introduction to Acting                                Fee: $150

Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.(8 sess. beg. Feb. 23)(no class 3/30)         Virtual

This is an introductory course in acting technique, laying the groundwork for the creation of  dynamic and compelling characters. Each student will have the opportunity to work on two main projects over the course of the semester, beginning with a monologue and culminating in a two-person scene, both drawn from a selection of Contemporary plays. Along the way, students will be introduced to a variety of exercises and perspectives, allowing them to explore the craft of acting in a creative and immersive way. Instructor:  BRIAN SGAMBATI


Auditioning for Film and Television                            Fee: $150

Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m (8 sess. beg. Feb. 25)(no class 4/1)      Virtual

This is an introductory course in audition technique for Film and Television, focusing on material from a variety of genres and styles, from sitcom to scripted drama. The course will provide students with a fundamental approach to pursuing roles in the world of filmed media. From two or three line co-star roles to major series leads, students will have the opportunity to prepare various scenes, developing their on-camera technique from both a technical and artistic standpoint. Instructor:  BRIAN SGAMBATI


MASTER THE NY TIMES CROSSWORD                                               FEE: $50

Thursday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.                                                                              Virtual

(5 Classes Feb. 25 – Mar. 25)

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



Saturday, 12:00 -1:30 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 6)                            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


Retirement Income Planning                                      Fee: $35

Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 16)                                Virtual

You have a unique vision for your retirement. Proper, proactive planning is the first step toward bringing that vision to life.  Join an informative, action-oriented seminar that will focus on:·  How to begin thinking about the next chapter of your life;     What risks might be standing between you and your retirement;    How to develop a retirement strategy that helps you achieve your goals.  Instructor: Eleanor Galt-Lin


Savvy Social Security Planning                                                       FEE: $35

Wednesday, 7-9 p m. (1 sess. Feb. 10)                           Virtual

The Social Security system is overwhelming. Learn about the various 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 and divorced individuals. Learn when to 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

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