Personal Enrichment

**NEW** Flute Ensemble

Flute players 18 years or older are invited to audition. Participants will be rotated and are welcome to use any auxiliary flutes they may have. Works will comprise of a wide variety of original works, plus arrangements specially written for the ensemble. (30 hours) $300
Prerequisite: Participants should be ready to demonstrate proficiency playing in regular concert flute; ability to play in auxiliary flute (alto, bass) very desirable. Please prepare two contrasting selections demonstrating candidate’s best playing ability, no more than 5 minutes. Auditions take place, Saturday, September 7th and rehearsals begin September 14th. Upon completion of registration please request an audition time by contacting Orlando Cela at

 **This course will take place at the Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Building, 240 Central Street, Lowell, MA**


How to be Creative in Any Situation
In a world changing faster than ever, only the creative will survive! Creativity is the key skill that leaders, individuals and organizations need in the 21st century. By exploring the key themes of creativity through fun exercises, participants will learn how to generate more ideas, improve problem solving and be creative in any situation. This course is open to all. NOTE: A materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the first class by cash or check. Materials include the book Brainarium: Exercise Your Creativity. (6 Hours) $125

09/10 - 09/24                   6:30pm - 8:30pm              T             B               PINK
PER 907 30                               17534                        HH 114

Powerful Public Speaking
Do you dread speaking in public or wish you could get better? Learn the fun and simple secrets to overcoming your nerves and captivating your audiences from a world-class speaking coach. You will build your basic speaking skills through a series of fun games and exercises. This course is for beginners and intermediate speakers of all ages who need to give speeches in any environment such as work meetings, conferences, school, or social and family events. This course is taught by Stuart Pink who came 3rd in the 2012 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. (6 hours) $125
This class is held at MCC’s Academic Arts Center located at 240 Central Street, Lowell, MA in the Dance Hall.

09/09 - 09/23               6:30pm - 8:30pm               M              L                 PINK
PER 908 80                            17535                             LA

NEW Intro to Backyard Beekeeping

This introductory course will give an overview and will prepare you for the excitement and challenges of backyard beekeeping in New England. We will cover bee culture and society, tools and equipment, establishing your first hives, hive management, the harvesting process and potential cash flow streams from bees. (10 hours) $99

11/07 - 12/12                 6:00pm - 8:00pm               R               B                WEISMAN
PER 946 30                          17964                         HH 220
No Class November 28

How to Buy and Finance a Home

These sessions are designed to offer a wealth of information, tips and strategies in the home buying and refinancing process, especially considering recent opportunities created by auctions and foreclosures. The classes will cover all terms and options of financing real estate as well as credit issues. Also includes the details of FHA loans as well as demystifying the myths of reverse mortgages and a discussion to help prevent identity theft. (6 hours) $25

09/07               9:00am - 3:00pm             S            B                 BEAUDION
PER 850 30           17996                     HH 109

09/14                9:00am - 3:00pm              S            L                 BEAUDION
PER 850 80           17997                      LC 102

09/09 - 09/16       6:00pm - 9:00pm          M              L               BEAUDION
PER 850 81               17998                   LC 206

NEW The Myths of Credit

We will drill into all the myths, suspicions, fallacies, and beliefs of the credit world we live in today. We will discuss the information we have acquired along the way as to how our scores are created how to avoid the pitfalls of bruised and damaged credit, and what steps can be utilized to help repair and build a strong credit rating into the future. Please join us for a candid, interactive class to learn the truths of the credit world we live in today! (3 Hours) $49

09/23             6:00pm - 9:00pm           M           B           BEAUDION
PER 951 30           18018                  HH 111

09/30             6:00pm - 9:00pm           M            L            BEAUDION
PER 951 80          18019                  LC 115

Home Electrical Repair & Solar Energy Systems
Instructor will provide demonstration and explanation of practical methods to repair or upgrade small/simple residential electrical problems generally not requiring a permit. Instruction will also include how to assess the economic feasibility of installing a solar photovoltaic system at their residential properties in order to reduce electrical energy costs. Topics discussed will include: Electrical Code Requirements, Safety Issues, Equipment and Tools, Materials, Fixtures, receptacles, and switches and Survey and forecasts, economic and utility considerations, installation costs, and contracts for solar systems. (12 hours) $150
10/01 - 10/22                      6:00pm - 9:00pm               T              B                     CHAVIER
PER 929 30                                 17999                        HH 220

**NEW**Supplemental Energy Systems & Reducing Energy Costs
New England weather extremes can result in electrical power supply outages and power equality/reliability issues while electrical energy rates have risen substantially.  The instructor will teach homeowners how to assess the economic feasibility of installing emergency standby generation and renewable energy sources to maintain electrical power supply quality/reliability and reduce power supply costs.  Topics discussed will include: Emergency Standby Power Systems, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources, Supplemental Energy Sources & Utility Company Considerations.  (4 hours) $69

12/10 - 12/17                    6:00pm - 9:00pm            T            B            CHAVIER
PER 941 30                              18000
Last Modified: 9/18/19