Personal Enrichment



ART EXPLORATION

Artist Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Willem Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western Art. This seminar presents an overview of Van Gogh’s life and art. His work is characterized by bold, symbolic colors, and dramatic, impulsive and highly expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. (2 hours) $29
10/20               2pm-4pm                 F               B                 ARAHDYA
PER 780 30              17232                 HH-114

Gardner Museum Art Heist
Just after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men dressed as police officers broke into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and committed the largest art heist in history. After thousands of leads—and a $5 million reward—none of the paintings have been recovered. This session will explore the facts of the crime, the dozen stolen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas and recent developments in the case. (2 hours) $29
11/3                 2pm-4pm                      F                 B                  ARADHYA
PER 844 30                 17233                 HH-114

Artist Mary Cassatt
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the impressionist. This seminar presents an overview of the artist and her work, including exquisite images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. (2 hours) $29
12/01                    2pm-4pm                     F                    B                     ARAHDYA
PER 845 30                  17234                    HH-114

Artist Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. This seminar presents an overview of the artist’s life and works. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation. (2 hours) $29
12/08                      2pm-4pm                       F                       B                       ARAHDYA
PER 778 30                     17235                      HH-114

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT

NEW! Home Electrical Repair
Instructor will provide demonstration and explanation of practical methods to repair or upgrade small/simple residential electrical problems generally not requiring a permit. Topics discussed will include Electrical Code Requirements; Safety Issues; Equipment and Tools; Materials; Fixtures, receptacles, and switches. (9 Hours) $99
09/05 - 09/19                  6:00pm - 9:00pm                  T                   B                CHAVIER
PER 787 30                      17222                        HH-220

 

NEW! Home Solar Electrical Energy Systems
Electrical energy costs in New England have risen substantially and are expected again to experience cost rate increases this year. The instructor will teach homeowners 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: Site Survey and Forecast, Economic Trends and Considerations, Electric Utility Power Company, Considerations, Structure and Load, Evaluation, Available Technologies and Efficiency, Materials and Installation Cost, Contractors and Contracts, Energy Savings and Payback Period. (4 hours) $59
11/07 - 11/14                   6:00pm - 8:00pm                   T                      B                    CHAVIER
PER 788 30                      17223                            HH-113


Master Gardening Info Session
Are you interested in learning about a Master Gardener Certification? MCC is interested in offering a Master Gardener Certification program and is seeking a needs assessment from the community we serve. We envision a program that produces knowledgeable gardeners to volunteer time and aid to their local community disseminating horticultural information to the public. We will discuss the following questions in our session: Who in your community provides horticultural information during the gardening season? Is your garden club or civic group interested in offering technical support to your community? Are there community needs for horticulture projects (e.g., 4-H clubs, school gardens, public landscaping or others) for trained and willing volunteers? Would people in your area who are interested in gardening be able or willing to pay the required fees for participating in a Master Gardener Certification program? FREE and open to the Public but you must call 1-800-818-3434 to reserve your seat.
09/23                      1:00pm - 2:00pm                 S                L                COPPOLA
PER 795 80                   17195                      LP-405

Climate Change and the Impact on Your Plants
Climate change is adversely impacting plants forcing gardeners to question tried and true gardening methods. This class discusses how the environment influences our landscape and offers an organic approach to achieving green healthy plants, lawns and gardens safe for children and pets and less harmful to the environment. Topics discussed included: plant nutritional needs, soil dynamics, water conservation plant selection and propagation, landscaping and garden design, and organic pest and disease solutions. (2 hours) $39
09/30               1:00pm - 3:00pm                 S                L                COPPOLA
PER 796 80               17196                     LP-405

Indoor Organic Composting
Are you interested in organic composting? Are you curious to know how to compost even if you don’t have access to a backyard? Join this class to learn and receive your own compost starter kit! This one night class will teach you how to create and maintain a healthy compost bin that will be fully operational during winter months and beyond. Your compost bin will be virtually odorless and will be very easy to maintain. You will be able to compost many things such as coffee, tea, junk mail, egg containers, fruits and vegetable peels, and more. You will take home a 1/2 lb. container of a compost starter kit, which contains all the micro and macro organisms that are needed to start a perfectly healthy, organic, functioning compost bin. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (2 Hours) $60
10/10                   6:30pm - 8:30pm                   T                   OFF CAMPUS
PER 790 33                 17207

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION

SMART Defense Training
SMART is an acronym for Survival Mindset Adrenal Response Training. SMART Defense shows you how to deal with the adrenaline rush you get when being attacked. You will learn what works and what doesn’t work in a real attack. You will be taught easy to learn gross motor skills that you will be able to perform under stress to get away safely. We don’t just concentrate on the physical attacks but the mental as well. We help you develop the proper mindset to survive and get away safely. By developing the proper mindset and teaching movements based on natural instincts you become more confident in yourself and your ability to get away. (4 hours). $109
10/13 - 10/20                 11:00am - 1:00pm                 F              B               ST. LOUIS
PER 793 30                    17153                        NA-G2
Female Participation only

11/07 - 11/14                  6:00pm - 8:00pm                 T                  B                  ST. LOUIS
PER 793 35                   17156                     NA-G2
Co-Ed Participation

PERSONAL FINANCE

Tax and Estate Strategies for Families Earning Over $250,000 Understand the key thresholds affecting your tax bill and strategies you can use to better manage you household finances. Using real world examples, you will come away with a better understanding of YOUR money! (3 hours) $49
09/19 - 09/19                  6:00pm - 9:00pm                 T                B                COSTA
CAR 709 30                       17161                       HH-111

Write Your Own Financial Plan This 3-night workshop will help people ask the right questions and gain a basic understanding of the six key areas of financial planning at any financial level. Participants will finish this course with a personalized financial plan for themselves. (9 hours) $79
10/18 - 11/01                    6:00pm - 9:00pm                     W                      B          COSTA
CAR 872 30                          17168                          HH-210

 

Savvy Social Security and Medicare Planning
This informative seminar covers the basics of Social Security and reveals innovative strategies for maximizing your benefits as well as an overview of Medicare and the way health care works in retirement and what decisions you need to make now to prepare. (2 hours) $20
9/19                      6:00pm-8:00pm                    T                B                  MCGRATH
PER 843 30                 17227                         HH-113

9/26                       6:00pm-8:00pm                  T                   L                   MCGRATH
PER 843 80                  17226                         LC-102

 

 

Last Modified: 6/29/17