Personal Enrichment

ONLINE 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

09/16 - 10/14                 6:00pm - 8:00pm              Wednesday
WEB Course
Course Number: PER 946 30             CRN: 17964              Professor: WEISMAN

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

09/08 - 09/29              6:00pm - 9:00pm               Tuesday
Bedford                                                                                    Professor CHAVIER
Course Number: PER 929 30          CRN: 17999

Supplemental Energy Systems & Reducing Energy Costs
New England weather extremes can result in electrical outlet 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 Stand by Power Systems, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources, Supplemental Energy Sources & Utility company considerations. (6 hours) $69

10/06 - 10/13                  6:00pm - 9:00pm             Tuesday
Course Number: PER 941 30             CRN: 18000                   Professor: CHAVIER


Improv for Adults with Disabilities
This class is designed for individuals with learning style differences from the ages of 18 to 35 however we encourage adults of all ages to attend. We explore social skills through improvisation. Part of the class revolves around relaxation, sharing with others in a group setting issues that could have occurred or have occurred in the past where social skills went awry. Through improvisation we work on practicing situations that have occurred in our classroom environment with input from the instructor and fellow classmates. We do not mean to solve every social issue but we work on developing techniques to better deal with difficult situations. $350

09/23 - 10/28             6:00pm - 8:00pm            Wednesday
Course Number: PER 952 30              CRN: 18020            Professor: SPINOSA

NEW Lifestyle Series: De-Clutter & Organize
Change your home, change your life! Award-winning interior designer and lifestyle coach debunks the formulated styles and decorating commandments of HGTV and other DIY programs. Each 2-hour session builds upon the last with lectures, group discussion, and one-on-one’s integrating design basics, common sense, and the full engagement of our five senses to develop your 6th, aka design sense. You will gain a completely new understanding and confidence to transform living spaces that do not feel right, do not function well, and/or do not complement your lifestyle, to rooms you can really call home. (10 hours) $49

09/08 - 10/13             6:00pm - 8:00pm             Tuesday
Course Number: PER 982 30              CRN: 18123         Professor: FARNSWORTH

NEW Secrets of Remarkable Presentations
If your goal is to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, PERSUADE, and Move the World in a positive direction... A great presentation can galvanize emotion and incite action to make a dent. The goal of this Workshop is to put rocket fuel in your influence engine. Taught by experienced 35-year veteran Real World Stories and anecdotes Hands-on fun exercises. There is an optional materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor the day of the class for his book and additional handouts. (5.5 hours) $75

10/16            9:30am - 3:30pm              Friday
Course Number: PER 986 30            CRN: 18135             Professor: HERTHER

11/13             9:30am - 3:30pm          Friday
Course Number: PER 986 31            CRN: 18136             Professor: HERTHER

12/11               9:30am - 3:30pm               Friday
Course Number: PER 986 32            CRN: 18137            Professor: HERTHER



Learn to turn experiences – those times in your life that feel important -- into stories that really connect with others. Learn the storytelling skills behind The Moth, and other popular true-story podcasts. This same skill set can  help you communicate better at work and at home, and can help you make the transition to new work in a changing economic environment. Think about it: Whether we’re on a date, giving a wedding toast, making a sales pitch, on a job interview, or on stage at storytelling event, we are all telling stories, all the time. Why not get really good at it? This class is fun, supportive, and appropriate for any level.
Kurt Mullen has told stories for PBS’s Stories from the Stage, for the popular podcast, RISK!, for the Mistakes Were Made story series in Washington D.C., and for other storytelling series all over the East coast. (8 hours) $99


9/29-10/27          6:00pm-8:00pm       Tuesdays


Course Number: PER 989 75       CRN: 18168              PROFESSOR: MULLEN



Last Modified: 9/18/20