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Reader's Choice - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/14/2014, End Date: 05/26/2015, Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Monthly facilitated Book Group meets on Tuesday nights. Ranging from fiction, memoir, nonfiction and more, participants choose the books that they will be reading. Special Skype sessions with authors will be planned. Join anytime. Call 617-558-6480. Please come to first session having read "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year. Cost: $10 per session; $60/All sessions JCC member cost: $8 per session; $50/All sessions Facilitated by Talya Sokoll, Master Library Science, MA, English Education

Showstoppers Youth Theatre - Annie - Ages 8-12 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/08/2015, End Date: 06/07/2015, Time: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 8-12 yrs) Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show. Rehearsals: Sundays, March 8-May 31 - 2-4pm Performance: Sunday, June 7 - 3pm

Teen Theater Cabaret - Ages 13-17 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/15/2015, End Date: 05/17/2015, Time: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

(Ages: 13-17 yrs) A fantastic opportunity to perform selections from some of the hottest Broadway musicals including Rent, Wicked, Urinetown, Into the Woods and more! Under the direction of theater professionals teens will learn about acting through song and explore how to interpret and connect to the lyrics to tell the story. While preparing for the cabaret teens will get professional vocal, acting and dance training from our talented staff in a supportive environment. Teens will enhance their stage presence and increase their comfort level when performing in front of an audience. The program will culminate in a final cabaret performance for friends and family. Sundays, March 15 - May 17th 4:30-6pm Cabaret Performance: Sunday, May 17th at 7pm For more information, please contact 617-558-6486.

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center, Newton Preschool Open House

Located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center, Newton located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, April 2, 2015 5-6pm

Designed for families with children ages 6 weeks-five years
A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the JCC Early Learning Center. The Center nurtures children, embraces families, mentors educators, and in every way possible brings out the best in children and in our community. Flexible scheduling with early drop-off and extended day, on-site playground, highly educated and experienced staff, enrichment classes, swim lessons and NAEYC accredited. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. For more information, contact newton-elc@jccgb.org or 617-558-6420.

Watercolor Studio - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Intermediate/Advanced) Explore color, textures and different techniqures unique to watercolor. We will work in realistic and abstract forms in an exciting, supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course. Instructor: Marjorie Gerber Gold

Beginner Social Bridge - Adults - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Beginners For people who do not know how to bid or play Bridge. Develop the skills needed to enjoy playing in a social setting. Basics will be covered, including point counting, opening bids, responses, overcalls, bidding to contract, and basic elements of playing the hand. Instructor: Sam Seicol

Playing Better Bridge - Adults - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

(Beginners/Intermediates) Designed for Social Bridge players who know how to bid to contract and would like to improve their play. Improve declarer play at No Trump and Suit contracts; defender leads and signals; and tips for planning the play. Advanced bidding techniques will be explored. Duplicate players welcome. Instructor: Sam Seicol

Drawing for Everyone - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Explore composition, line and value with a variety of techniques and materials. Some classes will be working from a live figure model. Emphasis is on self-expression and experimentation. Price includes model fee. Instructor: Elizabeth Carter

ZumbaKids - Ages 6-9 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, Time: 4:00 PM-4:45 PM

(Ages: 6-9 yrs) ZumbaKids is the ultimate dance fitness party. This high energy class teaches kids the basic steps of salsa, meringue, hip hop and more. This program features age-appropriate music that gets kids movin’ to the beat. A great combination of dance, exercise and fun. Instructor: Angelica Ochoa de Lopez

Monotype: Using A Press - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2015, End Date: 06/16/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

(Beginners) Explore the process of creating monotypes, employing a variety of processes including direct painting, viscosity, direct trace drawing, relief printing, and chine colle (monotype collage). Non-toxic water soluble inks. Instructor: Elizabeth Carter elizabethcarter.biz Materials not included in cost.

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