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A program of discussion groups, study units and Tuesday talks for the NECC community. Join in on these interactive groups that will stimulate your brain, enhance your well-being and enrich your personal life. These classes encourage active participation and discussion. Learning is guaranteed to be fun and stimulating! Pre-Registration is required for all classes. Classes are open to all ages (18 and above)

 

Please email Sandy Zappala with questions at szappala@necc.mass.edu

Discussion Groups; Registration required

 

First Tuesday Genealogy – Marcelle Greenbaum

 

A group for genealogy buffs from beginner to advance! Discover your family’s lineage by learning to use the numerous available resources. Meet other genealogy enthusiasts, describe your successes and failures and share tips for solving those sticky genealogical problems.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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LLL Book Group – Margaret Glenn

 

The Life Long Learning (LLL) Book Group is the place to be if you enjoy reading quality literature (both modern and classic) that you would love to discuss with other interested people! Group members select the book titles from various genres and may volunteer to guide the lively discussion at a meeting. For the online/remote class in the Fall, you will be contacted by email with directions to access the course remotely. Please provide Enrollment Services with an up-to-date email address; They can be reached at 978-556-3700.

New members always welcome.

Limit 25

Books
Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill

Instructor: Margaret Glenn

Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.
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Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill

Instructor; Margaret Glenn

Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required. This class will be held online.
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Let’s Talk Current Events LIVE REMOTE– Frank Baggs

A weekly and lively current events discussion group! Each week the group chooses a topic for a round-table debate utilizing materials from current magazines, newspapers, books, radio and television. This group will be meeting via a Live Remote platform. You will be contacted a few days prior to the start date via email with an online Zoom invitation. Please make sure that your current email is in our system with Enrollment Services. To register, call Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700. Once registered, contact Frank Baggs by email at Fbaggs@necc.mass.edu

No advance preparation needed.

Limit 24 participants.

Course Information

Dates/Time: September 14, 2020 to December 15, 2020, 10-12 pm , 14 weeks, Mondays (no class 10/12)
Location: Online
Cost: Free and open to the public, registration required
CRN:  379 Course Number:  LLLP1002 Section: OWC

 

Tuesday Talks; Registration required

Brief talks, featuring local experts who present on trending topics. Feel free to bring a breakfast and/or lunch and coffee. There will be time after class to ask the speaker questions and mingle with your classmates. Open to all ages.

Guest speakers are always welcome to speak. Everyone has a story to tell. If you have an idea for a Tuesday talk that you’d like to give, please feel free to contact Sandy Zappala at 978-556-3064 or email szappala@necc.mass.edu. Check back on our webpage for newly scheduled talks as they are added.

 

German Air Raid

You will hear of a harrowing event that took place on December 2, 1943. Known as America’s Second Pearl Harbor, a German air raid on the Harbor at Bari, Italy leaves thousands dead including an 18 year old sailor from Haverhill. For over fifty years, his family knew very little because Allied leaders covered up the event.

Speaker: Leo Joubert; veteran, military buff and local historian

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
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Forensic Science Roadshow

Venture into the world of CSI with this interactive lecture that introduces you to the fascinating subject of forensic science. Subjects include; MA State Police Crime Lab, functions of a Forensic Scientist, blood, DNA, fingerprints, gunshot residue, footwear impressions, metal detectors, and crime lights.

Speaker; Paul Zambella, a Former Forensic Scientist at the MA State Police Crime Lab for 36 years, who participated in over 500 crime scene investigations and testified for more than 350 criminal trials. Experienced lecturer and Instructor in Forensic Science.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
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Adult Day Care: An Important Long-Term Care Alternative & Potential Cost Saver

Come hear how Adult Day Health programs can be a much-needed source of respite for caregivers who need a break from looking after their aging loved one. You will learn how these services attend to the medical, physical and emotional needs of the participants while providing caregivers with support, education, behavior management techniques and a community of support.

Speaker; Amy Anwyl, Master of Social Work from Boston University, Licensed Social Worker. Amy opened Sarah’s Place Adult Day Health in April 2000 and 10 years later opened a second site, Sarah’s Place Too. She is the Executive Director at Sarah’s Place.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
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Hope to Healing; Opioid Addiction

This lecture will help you to understand the model of addiction and provide you with resources to support you in taking care of yourself and your family. You will become familiar with recurrence signs, prevention safety and crisis planning. You will learn of the tools to help support your loved one in recovery.

Speaker; Charlie Manzi; An addiction counselor at Serenity at Summit in Haverhill and a marketing sales manager at Comfort Home Care.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
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Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
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Crime Lab Case Files

Hear about some of the most infamous cases of homicide, assaults and brutality in Massachusetts from a former forensic scientist. The focus of the lecture is on the forensic evidence and how it provided information, which was instrumental in assisting prosecutors to secure the conviction of each suspect. Due to the nature of the subject matter, this presentation is recommended for a mature audience.

Speaker; Paul Zambella; See above for bio

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
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Study Units, Registration required

 

Reading David Copperfield

Welcome to Victorian England! We will read and discuss Charles Dickens’ wonderful novel David Copperfield. We will examine the characters, the setting and the themes he develops. Because this book is Dickens’ most autobiographical work, we will also consider the life of the author. Participants will need a copy of the novel.

Instructor; Barbara Stachniewicz, English Professor at NECC

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Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $79.00
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Tai Chi for Health

This popular program was developed for the Arthritis Foundations. It includes a warm-up for the joints followed by Qigong meditaton to blend you mind with your Chi. This seminar includes the Sun Form for balance and strength.

Instructor: Allen Drelick, Certified Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Instructor

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $79.00
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Fine Crafts

In this 8-week course you will learn a variety of exciting art projects. Using Polymer Clay you will learn methods like marbling, stacking and checkerboard. You will create enough beads for necklaces or bracelets, and at least four pairs of earrings. We will provide all the findings needed. This is a project you will be able to continue in the future with a minimum of tools. You will also create Cards and Gift Boxes and learn to make unique cards for every occasion, like pop-ups, folded book cards and collage cards, as well as one-of-a-kind boxes for small gifts. These are very simple to make using unusual papers, tape, punches, scissors and glue (not to mention a great imagination!) You will also explore Three Dimensional Sketching by making 3-D, small, interesting sculptures with paper, cardboard, fabric and other media in order to begin thinking ‘outside the box’ In other words, think about making art that is not flat on the wall.

Instructor; Sandra Golbert, Award-winning artist, and publisher. Her amazing work has been featured in Architectural Digest and Fiber Art Now.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $149.00 + $25 material fee
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History of Western Art

This course will be a combination of a history of western art up to the twentieth century, and a travelogue of many sites where the art is on display today. We will start with ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. Then the Renaissance cities of Florence, Venice, Rome and the Northern European sites such as Amsterdam, Bruges and Delf. As a seasoned traveler or a novice, this course will bring you into contact with the great works of art of the Western Civilization.

Instructor: Peter Spellman, Sculptor, and Instructor at Montserrat College of Art, lived and studied art in Italy, widely traveled throughout Europe.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $79.00

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Beginner Level Watercolor Workshop

This workshop is a non-threatening, no-fear experience for ages 18 – adults who have always wanted to try watercolor. It is a wonderful, creative, expressive medium that will allow everyone to experience success! Each of the six weeks will cover techniques for the following: the best composition and subject matter, the importance of values, how to choose appropriate paints, paper and brushes, and how to mix colors, glazing and washes for the best result. There will be an opportunity to try various surfaces such as Yupo paper, canvas and watercolor boards and different types of papers. Content will cover landscapes, still life and portraits. We will also explore the history of the medium with examples of work from JMW Turner, Charles Demuth, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keefe and others. Please contact Sandy Zappala for list of supplies. Szappala@necc.mass.edu

Instructor: Christine Bobek, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Art and 20 plus years of teaching all levels of students.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $118.00

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Historical Creations: Irish History through Art and Literature

This course will follow significant events in Irish History, such as the Irish Famine and Rebellion as portrayed through artistic paintings and graphic arts and also through literary expressions in novels, poetry and drama.

Instructor: Mary Ellen Morris, BA in Humanities, experienced seminars leader.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $79.00

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Lawrence and its First Immigrants: The History of the Irish

Join this class for a look at local Irish history on the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the first Irish immigrants in Lawrence in 1845. We will examine how the Irish built the city of Lawrence and played a role in the political, cultural, social and economic life of the city.

Instructor; Rich Padova; history instructor in the NECC Global Studies Department and summer historical tour interpreter at Lawrence Heritage State Park

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $79.00

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Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga is appropriate for beginners as well as the student who prefers a softer, more -meditative approach to yoga. Classes include warm-up stretching, postures, breath work, and deep relaxation, as well as an introduction to the larger philosophy of yoga. These practices promote strength, balance, flexibility, and mental focus, which in turn enrich one’s life “off the mat”. The instructor will offer a variety of modifications.

Instructor; Ariel Chicklis, Certified Yoga instructor

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $99.00

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20th Century Literature

Ernest Hemingway, J. D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, Stephen Crane, Mario Puzo, David McCullough. This course will focus on writers who made a difference by altering perceptions, influencing life or exemplifying different periods of the American experience. Students can pick their favorite books from the above list of authors, write a one-page analysis and participate by discussing their perceptions. Student interaction is highly encouraged in this course.

Instructor; Warren Russo, B.A., English & Journalism, Newspaper reporter, editor and columnist.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $79.00

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 Keeping Our Brains Fit

In this class, you will explore current research on brain fitness. Learn what we can do on a daily basis to engage, maintain and improve our brain function. We will look at the importance of learning NEW things and explore the relationship between “Heart Health” and “Brain Health”. Do “brain” foods, “brain” games, and supplements work? What role does relaxation, meditation and sleep play in our Brain Health?

Instructor; George Medelinskas, M. Ed. Education, MS, Computer Science, experienced seminar leader.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Coming, Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $79.00

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It’s Easy to Register!

Participants can register online or by calling Enrollment Services directly at 978-556-3700. A letter confirming a participant’s registration and a campus map will be mailed out one week prior to the start date of a seminar.

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