Personal Enrichment



Art Exploration Seminars: 

 

Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. This seminar will present an overview of his work. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life. (2 hours) $29
10/21            2:00pm - 4:00pm   Friday     Bedford     ARADHYA
PER 775 30  16667                        HH 111

 

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
11/12                         10am - 12pm             Saturday                 Bedford              ARADHYA
PER 778 30  16829                                       NA 117

 

Art Collector: Isabella Stewart Gardner
Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), a leading American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, founded the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Isabella Stewart Gardner had a zest for life, an energetic intellectual curiosity and a love of travel. She was a friend of noted artists and writers of the day, including John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Dennis Miller Bunker, Anders Zorn, Henry James, Okakura Kakuzo and Francis Marion Crawford. This seminar will focus on the life of Mrs. Gardner and her lasting legacy. (2 hours) $29
12/9                        2pm - 4pm               Friday                Bedford              ARADHYA
PER 779 30  16830                         HH 111

Culinary Adventures

Trick or Treat Cake Decorating
Are you having or going to a Halloween party, well in this class you will be making a spooky dessert ready for its film debut. You will learn how to make a Halloween themed 3-Dimentional cake. Learn the basic ins and outs of working with fondant for that realistic look everyone’s going crazy for. The class will cover dying, rolling out and laying fondant properly on your 3-D cakes, complete with fondant accents. The supply fee of $15 will cover all the supplies needed for the class. Enrollment limited to 9. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (3 hours) $29
10/26 - 10/26     5:30pm - 8:30pm   W           SAVINO
PER 771 33  16649

 

Intro to Cake Decorating
Learn the art of cake decorating in this introduction course. Everything from frosting a cake perfectly smooth to piping intricate borders and making frosting roses will be covered. Each student will take home a fully decorated cake. Maybe one day you could be just like Food Networks and TLC’s top cake decorators. Everything is provided for in the cost of the supply fee of $20 due at the first class. Ages 11 and up. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (3 hours) $29
11/09       5:30pm - 8:30pm   W           SAVINO
PER 773 33  16651

 

Coolest Holiday Cookies
Come learn how to make your own homemade theme cookies. Decorate them with a cool stained glass candy look, goodies and royal icing. Take home recipes and ideas with the knowledge of the newest trend in cookie decorating. These cookies have breath taking colors that are perfect for a gift, party or to just wow your guests. The supply fee of $20 will cover all the supplies needed for the classes; all you have to do is just show up and enjoy. Enrollment limited to 9. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. (6 hours) $59
11/30 - 12/07     5:30pm - 8:30pm   W           SAVINO
PER 772 33  16650

 

The following courses take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA.  These are all Food and Fine Dining at Minuteman Technical School. Enrollment is through Middlesex Community College.

 

Masala Mixin’ Street Foods from India (Vegetarian Style)
Masala Mixin’ Street Foods from India is a series of four classes that will introduce foods form various regions of India that is found predominantly on the streets. It may be useful to take this class after the basic class or have an understanding of Indian spices. The class will include steaming and baking dishes. Using basic Indian beans and vegetables, students will learn to prepare appetizers, and make multiple dishes from the same ingredients. Sign up with your family – cooking together is a great experience! Please bring containers to take food home. An $80 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. $120
11/3 - 12/1 6:00pm - 9:00pm   R     OFF  
PER 831 33  16695

 

Masala Mixin’ (Vegetarian Style)
Masala Mixin’ is an introductory Indian cooking class that will allow participants to experiment with Indian spices while using typical Indian cooking methods and techniques. Using basic Indian spices, you will learn to create simple meals that can be easily managed if planned a little in advance. In this series of four classes, we will learn about Indian spices that are used on a daily basis and sautéing techniques used in Indian cooking, as well as cook vegetables, rice, beans, and breads - staples of the Indian diet. We will also make easily prepared appetizers, introduce some desserts, and discuss some tips on how to mix and match ingredients that one may favor more than others. Please bring containers to take food home. An $80 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. $120
11/7 - 11/28      6:00pm - 9:00pm   M     OFF 
PER 830 33  16694

 

Guilt Free Desserts
The best part about eating more vegan meals? You can eat all the desserts you want, and not have to feel bad about it! Plant-based desserts can be constructed out of some of the healthiest ingredients available, like avocados, coconut, nuts, seeds, fruits, and even beets and black beans. You won’t believe some of the incredible sweet treats we can create without using refined sugars, flours and store-bought toxic ingredients. Cheesecake? Brownies? Mousse? They’re all made with good-for-you ingredients so you can indulge without feeling guilty. Dessert has never tasted this good! There is a $20 food fee paid to the instructor the first night of class.(2.5 hours) $35
11/9  6:30pm - 9:00pm   W     OFF  
PER 826 33  16690

 

Plant-Based Protein
This class focuses on the one question everyone will ask a vegan-“where do you get your protein?”. Plant-based foods are surprisingly high in protein, and we’ll compare vegetables and nut based products against their animal protein counterparts. Making sure you get enough protein every day is essential so all of our recipes in this course will focus on incorporating them into your meals. And contrary to popular belief, vegan proteins are also one of the cheapest forms of plant-based nutrition (beans, grains, and tempeh), so all of these meals will happily feed your family at a wallet-friendly price! A $20 food fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class. (2.5 hours) $35
10/5  6:30pm - 9:00pm   W     OFF  
PER 827 33  16691

 

Vegan Breakfast & Brunch
Starting the day with delicious, nutritious and plant-based meals for busy weekday mornings or decadent weekend brunches is the focus of this class. From smoothies, muffins, French Toast to “bacon” and “egg” substitutes, we’ll have your mornings off to an incredibly yummy, vegan start! A $20 food fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class. (2.5 hours) $35
10/19 6:30pm - 9:00pm   W     OFF  
PER 829 33  16693

 

Seasonal Stars: Plant-Based Thanksgiving
You can’t have Thanksgiving without turkey-can you? A plant-based holiday seems like it would be tough, but there are plenty of hearty, seasonal dishes you can bring to the table this year that will impress the whole family. Soups, winter salads and healthy, homemade twists on classic stuffing, sides and desserts are the main focus of this meat-free holiday themed class, and you’ll walk away with plenty of jaw-dropping options for your Thanksgiving spread! A $20 food fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class. (2.5 hours) $35
11/16 6:30pm - 9:00pm   W     OFF  
PER 828 33  16692

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Fall Gardening
Closing the garden in fall and the activities performed then establishes how well it will perform the following year. This three-hour course will provide training and tips on preparing the garden to survive the winter and perform better in the spring. The session will cover information on digging and storing tender bulbs, protecting perennials, lawn tasks, general yard maintenance, and planning and preparing the garden for spring. (3 hours) $39
10/01       9:00am - 12:00pm  S     B     COPPOLA
PER 699 30  14852 NA 117

10/01       1:00pm - 4:00pm   S     L     COPPOLA
PER 699 80  16139 LC 105

     

Introduction to Craft Beer Brewing
The basic session is an introduction to craft brewing as well as a walking tour of the brewing process. We will take you from recipe building to raw materials to the actual brew and fermentation all the way to finished beer. Students will walk away with materials to describe the finished beers they taste during the class. This course takes place at Merrimack Ales, 92 Bolt Street, Lowell, MA and is taught by the owner Adam Pearson. (1 hour)  $25
10/06      6:00pm - 7:00pm   R    
PER 776 33  16668

11/17       6:00pm - 7:00pm   R  
PER 776 34  16669

 

Home Brewing
In this class, students will team up to create a beer! Topics will include brewing terminology as well as brewing process with notes on the scale considerations between home brewing and commercial brewing. This class meets three times to learn to brew the beer, ferment the beer and bottle the beer. This course takes place at Merrimack Ales, 92 Bolt Street, Lowell, MA and is taught by the owner, Adam Pearson. (9 hours)  $99
11/05 - 11/19     1:00pm - 4:00pm   S 
PER 777 34  16671

 

Usui Reiki – Level I & II Attunement and Certification 
Discover, utilize and increase your natural healing ability.  Reiki attunement opens a doorway to using an ancient hands-on technique as an instrument to provide healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual level.  Reiki is non-denominational and can be practiced by everyone, regardless of their religious and spiritual beliefs, in person or from a distance. In this course, you will learn about energy healing and the history and philosophy of Reiki.  You will have hands-on healing practice using standard Reiki hand placements.  You will receive a Reiki booklet that includes all of the material covered and more.  The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience.  Each attendee will receive an attunement and certificate. 


Instructors:  Diane Vandette is a natural clairvoyant and intuitive, who has achieved master teacher level in many diverse healing methodologies, including Usui and Karuna Reiki, Seikhm, Magnified Healing and others.  She believes Reiki is a tool that should be shared and has graduated many amazing healers through her Reiki courses.

Gail Lachs is a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist, with many years’ experience working in the fields of microbiology, hematology and clinical chemistry, as well as extensive experience leading a technical support team in the biotech industry, working with some of the top teams in scientific research. She is a certified Yoga Instructor (200hr), a Reiki Master and a clairvoyant spiritual medium.
(8 hours)  $150
12/10       9am - 5pm   Café East, Campus Center, Blg 8     Bedford Campus
PER 823 30        16828


Arm Yourself Against the Opioid War
Join us for a discussion, geared for seventh grade through adult, looking at the warning signs of heroin use, the progression to addiction, the curve of addiction, and potential intervention strategies. Community support resources and advice on how to navigate the continuum of care will be discussed. Mary Beth Murphy, director of Megan’s House, a treatment home for women in Lowell, will lead the talk. She will be joined by a young woman in recovery. There will be time at the end for a question and answer. (3 hours) $25
10/20    6:00pm - 9:00pm        Lowell campus 
PER 832 80  16696                 Federal Building ASSEMBLY ROOM

The following floral design courses taught by Given Erwin florist from Burlington, MA at MCC: 
Halloween Class 
Join us as we build a “Boo-Quet” using fresh pumpkins and flowers, just in time for Halloween. We give step by step instructions. No experience required. Classes are fun and creative.  All material and supplies included. Best of all, you take home the arrangement you make. Material fee per student payable to the instructor at the first class is $25.  (2 hours) $29
10/27 6:00pm - 8:00pm   R    B   
PER 821 30  16646      HH 219

 

Floral Design - All floral design courses taught by Given Erwin florist from Burlington, MA at MCC: 
Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Learn how to make a lovely Thanksgiving table centerpiece using fresh flowers and a candle.  Impress your friends and family when you tell them you made it yourself.  Classes are low key and fun, no experience necessary. Material fee per student payable to the instructor at the first class is $25. (2 hours) $29
11/21       6:00pm - 8:00pm   M     B    
PER 640 30  16647      HH 220

 
Floral Design - All floral design courses taught by Given Erwin florist from Burlington, MA at MCC: 
Holiday Boxwood Tree
Start your Holiday decorating off by joining Given Erwin Florist of Burlington to learn how to make a boxwood tree. This hands on class is fun and sure to get you in the holiday spirit. We’ll guide you step by step through the process and provide all flowers and material you need. Material fee per student payable to the instructor at the first class is $35. (2 hours) $29
12/05       6:00pm - 8:00pm   M     B    
PER 641 30  16645 HH 220

Floral Design - All floral design courses taught by Given Erwin florist from Burlington, MA at MCC: 
Holiday Dazzle Bouquet
Bring home a little sparkle for the holidays! Join Given Erwin Florist at Middlesex Community College on for a hands on make and take class. We’ll be making a Dazzling Holiday Centerpiece using fresh evergreens and fragrant flowers. No design experience necessary, we’ll walk you through the how to’s and we provide all the supplies and flowers you’ll need. Material fee per student payable to the instructor at the first class is $30. (2 Hours) $29
12/12       6:00pm - 8:00pm   M     B    
PER 822 30  16648 HH 220


The following language courses take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington.  Enrollment and registration is through Middlesex Community College. 

Italian for Beginners, Level I
Come and join us to learn the fundamentals of this exciting language. You’ll learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and conversation, through a variety of activities and methods. (15 Hours) $160
9/21 - 12/7 6:00pm - 7:30pm   W     OFF     
PER 642 33  15288

 

Italian for Beginner, Level II
This course is open to people who have already taken the Italian, Level I course or are familiar with the language (present tense, adjectives, prepositions). We will continue to study grammar by adding simple and short conversations. (15 hours) $160
9/21 - 12/7 7:30pm - 9:00pm   W     OFF
PER 643 33  15289

 

Italian, Level III
This course is open to people who have already taken the Italian, Level II course. We will continue to study grammar through simple conversations, short stories, and easy readings. (15 hours)  $160
9/26 - 12/5 6:00pm - 7:30pm   M     OFF           
PER 817 33  16688

 

Italian, Level IV
This course is open to people who have already taken the Italian, Level III course. We will continue to study grammar through simple conversations, short stories, and easy readings.  (15 hours) $160
9/27 - 11/29      6:00pm - 7:30pm             T       OFF
PER 834 33  16697

 

Parliamo Italiano!
If you are fluent in Italian and want to keep up or improve your conversational ability, this class is for you. The class is conducted in Italian and different topics will be discussed during the 10 sessions. (15 hours) $160
9/26 - 12/5 7:30pm - 9:00pm   M     OFF  
PER 644 30   15290 

 

Spanish for Beginners
This course will help students develop the four skills of the Spanish language necessary for basic communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These skills will be practiced and integrated regularly during the semester. Students should not expect to comprehend every word from their instructor, but should try to integrate what they do know to understand the overall meaning. The classes are planned to practice 65% conversation, 25% reading, and 10% writing. (15 Hours) $160
9/29 - 12/15      7:00pm - 8:30pm   R     OFF  
PER 645 33  14864

Spanish Intermediate
This course is intended both for students continuing on from our instructor’s Spanish for Beginners class and for students who are comfortable using the present and past verb tenses. You will build upon your previously-gained knowledge of the  Spanish language, gaining fluency with the description of daily routines, future, and past events. (15 hours) $160
9/28 - 12/14      7:00pm - 8:30pm   W     OFF  
PER 813 33  16184

 

Spanish Conversation Group
Si usted ha aprendido espa?ol hace unos a?os o recientemente, de seguro disfrutara de esta clase. Los estudiantes podra? recordar lo aprendido y a?adir a su conocimiento mas vocabulario y mas gramatica.  En esta clase se hablara sobre los intereses de cada estudiante y sobre los temas de actualidad.  Se espera que los estudiantes ya hayan aprendido al menos los tiempos presente, pasado y futuro.  Ademas es indispensable que traigan a la clase muchos deseos de usar la lengua. (15 hours) $160
9/27 - 11/29      7:00pm - 8:30pm   T     OFF  
PER 646 33  15291

 

“Guten Tag! Danke Schon! Gesundheit!  It’s German.
This class will provide an opportunity to build vocabulary and work on basic structures of elementary German. Students will practice speaking, listening reading and writing, and learn to communicate in everyday situations. Emphasis is placed on survival skills in situations, such as eating out, shopping, social encounters, asking for directions, and expressing feelings.  (20 hours) $175
9/29 - 12/15      7:00pm - 9:00pm   R     OFF 
PER 647 33  15312

 

German Intermediate
Guten Abend! Sprechen Sie Deutsch ? ein wenig? This course is intended both for students continuing from the previou ?German Intermediate? class and for others with previous knowledge of basic German (in the present tense) and some basic grammar (e.g. conjugation & basic sentence structure). The emphasis will be on building conversational ability by engaging in conversation about everyday situations. Participants will review and expand their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. (20 hours) $175
9/28 - 12/14      7:00pm - 9:00pm   W     OFF  
PER 648 33  15293

 

Advanced German
“Sprechen Sie Deutsch aber haben wenig Gelegenheit es zu benutzen?  Vielleicht ist unsere wochentliche Gesprachsgruppe dann genau das Richtige fur Sie.  Bei einer Tasse Tee und lassiger Atmospare werden wir aktuelle Themen diskutieren, sowie einige Zeitungs-und Zeitschriftenartikel und Kurzgeschichten lesen.  Lese-und Diskussionsmaterialien werden vom Interesse der Gruppe bestimmt und oft von den Teilnehmern beigetragen.  Obwohl der Schwerpunkt der Klasse auf Erweiterung der Gesprachsfahigkeiten liegt, werden wir Gelegenheiten nutzen um die deutsche Grammatik zu besprechen und um Kenntnisse darin zu erweitern. “ (20 hours) $175
9/26 - 12/5 7:00pm - 9:00pm   M     OFF  
PER 649 33  16185

     

French Intermediate
This course is intended for students who have had some exposure to French, such as courses in high school or an adult evening beginner French class. We will work on the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a focus on oral proficiency using a textbook, compact discs, and videos. We will end the session preparing a French dish and, of course, speaking as much French as possible while enjoying our repas. (20 Hours) $175
9/27 - 11/29      6:30pm - 8:30pm   T     OFF  
PER 651 33  16760

 

French Advanced Intermediate
This course is intended for students continuing on from the previous class and for students who have previously studied French. The course is conducted entirely in French. We will use The Ultimate French Review and Practice. We will also read a novel or play.  A French movie will be viewed and discussed. At the end of the session, we will go out to a French restaurant to practice our French in an authentic setting. (20 hours) $175
9/22 - 12/15      6:30pm - 8:30pm   R     OFF  
PER 814 33  16753

 

 

Last Modified: 9/19/16