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Classes and Programs

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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.

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

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

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

New to Oil Painting - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2015, End Date: 06/16/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Beginners) Start with exercises needed to learn oil painting such as brush handling and painting with limited palettes. Finding shape, values and edges, color mixing, drawing and compositions will be covered. Bring soft pencil, eraser, sketchbook and several choices of pictures to work from to first class. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

Oil and Acrylic Painting - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2015, End Date: 06/16/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Intermediate/Advanced) Study color theory and the fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling color. Emphasis will be on students’ needs and styles of expression. Still life, photos, art of the masters, and imagination will provide sources for projects. New students welcome with permission of instructor. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Ruth Kates www.ruthkates.com

Charcoal Workshop - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2015, End Date: 06/16/2015, Time: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM

(All levels) Learn to turn form in black and white. Using charcoal, learn how to draw, with an emphasis on shape, value and edges and getting a likeness. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Susan Kelley

Shining Stars Musical Theatre - Ages 4-5 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2015, End Date: 06/16/2015, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Adventures in acting, singing and teamwork culminate in a final performance of a mini musical for family and friends. This is an exciting and fun introduction to the world of musical theatre in a warm, inclusive and supportive environment. Escort available for this preschool class.

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