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If you have never knitted before, or if you are an old hand, everyone is welcome in our Knitting Circle. You can get instructions to learn to knit, get help with something you are working on or just join us to meet other knitters and socialize. Bring your own supplies, a project in progress or purchase a beginner’s kit from the instructor for $20. Instructor: Juliana Thatcher (MCC Staff).

6 lessons @ 2 hrs, $49/$35 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $20, for beginner’s kit (optional). Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
9014.219          Th, 9/19–12/19          7–9 p.m.
No lesson on 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5 and 12/12.

This presentation will explain how a care manager can help families make difficult medical and life decisions. Subjects discussed include how a care manager is different from a caregiver and a caregiver agency, why you would need a care manager and what kind of help you can expect. Presented by: Alice Paxton, Owner and Managing Director of Paladin Life Care.

1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents
9021.320          Tu, 1/21          10:30 a.m.–noon

This workshop assists seniors in using Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch. The instructor will explain the fundamentals, then provide personalized assistance in a welcoming environment. The instructor will patiently answer questions regarding email, texting, FaceTime, apps, Facebook, photo sharing, and will decipher that cryptic “lol” and “g2g” texting lingo in a helpful booklet that participants can take home. Be sure to bring your devices and know their passwords in order to unlock them. You can attend both Part I and Part II, or attend à la carte and repeat sessions. Questions? Contact Quentin Levin at quentinl8@live.com. Preregistration is required to attend. Instructor: Quentin Levin.

 

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Part 1: Fundamental Techniques and Programs
1 lesson @ 2 hrs, Free admission; preregistration is required.
9101.320          Sa, 1/25          10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
9103.320          Su, 5/10          1:30–3:30 p.m.

Part 2: Applications: Using Technology to Simplify Your Life
1 lesson @ 2 hrs, Free admission; preregistration is required.
9102.320          Sa, 2/8          10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
9104.320          M, 5/11          6–8 p.m.

Jamie and Lori will share their expertise on proven techniques for maximizing the value of your possessions and the steps needed to get from where you are today to a new chapter in your life. Presented by: GIA certified AJP and Owner of JG Jewelry and Estates and Lori James, CEO and Owner of Atlas Services.

1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents
9023.320          Tu, 2/4          10:30 a.m.–noon

 

Previous writing instruction is strongly recommended. Writers of fiction, nonfiction (including memoir) or poetry are all welcome. Critiquing the work of others is fine training for critiquing your own work and, of course, having the input of other readers is invaluable. Whatever your genre, others will bring their own experiences and preferences to the table. Each session will deal with the critique of work submitted by three attendees (up to 10 pages each). Work will be emailed by the author to each class member and the instructor at least one week prior to meeting. There will be brief teaching moments if the instructor sees an issue that should be addressed, and critique guidance will be provided. Marked-up copies will be given to the authors at the end of their reviews. Instructor: D. A. Spruzen.

 

Adults-Seniors
8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $192/$160 MCC district residents
1931.320          W, 2/5-3/25          11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Characters bear the burden of your story, and those characters live in the world you create for them. Your readers must see and hear those characters as they move through that world, a three-dimensional environment full of sensory detail. Instructor: D. A. Spruzen.

 

Adults-Seniors
8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $192/$160 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $5, make check payable to Dorothy Spruzen. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
1932.320          Th, 2/6–3/26          11 a.m.–1 p.m.

If you have never knitted before, or if you are an old hand, everyone is welcome in our Knitting Circle. You can get instructions to learn to knit, get help with something you are working on or just join us to meet other knitters and socialize. Bring your own supplies, a project in progress or purchase a beginner’s kit from the instructor for $20. Instructor: Juliana Thatcher (MCC Staff).

9 lessons @ 2 hrs, $63/$45 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $20 (for optional beginner’s kit), make check payable to Julie Thatcher. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
9014.320          Th, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28          7–9 p.m.

Do you occasionally run across a box of old documents such as newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, diaries, family deeds or old letters and wonder what should be done with them? You can’t bring yourself to just throw away those old memories, but, what should we keep and what are the best ways to keep them safe for future generations? This fascinating talk will share some basic information about paper, affordable ways to deal with those family treasures and ensure that they are relevant for future generations. Presented by: Terri Blanchette, heritage preservation specialist and owner of TimeSorters.

 

1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents
9024.320          Tu, 2/11          10:30 a.m.–noon

This class addresses lifestyle implications and financial considerations in your 50s, 60s and 70s. It goes not only into your life and financial plans, but also what is required of you at specific ages. Topics include penalty-free withdrawals from retirement plans, required minimum distributions, Social Security and Medicare, as well as understanding the language of Social Security and when you should take it. We will also cover why you should diversify your portfolio and what you need to consider regarding your healthcare plan in retirement. No materials are needed. Presented by: Kelly Campbell of Campbell Wealth Management.

1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents
9025.320          Tu, 2/18          10:30 a.m.–noon

Longevity, healthcare, earnings, expectations and life paths often mean that women should follow different rules when it comes to planning for and living in retirement. In this class, we talk about how to address healthcare planning, asset management, social security and estate planning. Learn the challenges women face when it comes to financial planning and how to overcome them. Discover the importance of ownership when it comes to estate planning. Understand the language of Social Security and when you should take it. No materials are needed. Presented by: Kelly Campbell of Campbell Wealth Management.

1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents
9026.320          Tu, 2/25          10:30 a.m.–noon