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Scarsdale Adult School Classes Offer Cure For Winters Blahs

The Scarsdale Adult School hopes to offer ways to chase away the winter blahs with a myriad of classes ranging from language, to technology, to mah jongg.
The Scarsdale Adult School hopes to offer ways to chase away the winter blahs with a myriad of classes ranging from language, to technology, to mah jongg. Photo Credit: Scarsdale Adult School

SCARSDALE, N.Y. --  Lifelong learners facing the winter doldrums will be happy to know that the Scarsdale Adult School has beefed up its course offerings for January and February.

The new classes include:

  • iPhoneSAS: iWorld guru Donald Gambino has added four Tuesday afternoon classes at Westchester Reform Temple, each one devoted to a separate helpful technological topic. His trio of iOrganize classes begins on Jan. 19 with iOrganize: Your Digital Life with Contacts (Course 3415), followed by iOrganize: Your Digital Life with Mail (Course 3416) and then iOrganize: Your Digital Life with iCal (Course 3417). On Feb. 23, he will lead Surfing Safari on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC: Searching Efficiently & Effortlessly.
  • Languages: Our language offerings now include Stephen Jackson’s evening section of More Everyday Spanish (Course 3413) on Thursdays at Scarsdale High School, starting Jan.14. Ettore Viazzo will teach Intermediate Italian (Course 3412) on Thursdays mornings at the Scarsdale Public Library.
  • Oil Painting: Naomi Shriber has added a morning "Painting Flowers with Acrylics and Water Soluble Oils" (Course 3406) at the Girl Scout House, starting Monday, Jan. 11.
  • Watercolor painting: Create flowers on canvas with modern chemistry’s substitute for traditional oil paint, known for its smell and difficulty in clean up. New and returning students are welcome. Our featured instructor of the month Anne Johann will introduce her Watercolor Painting (Course 3414) on Thursday mornings at the Girl Scout House starting Jan. 14.
  • Fitness: Fitness classes have expanded to include Tabata Training (Course 3410) on Tuesday evenings with Tracey Gerety, starting Jan. 12 at Scarsdale High School.
  • Yoga: Char Daigle will offer a Wednesday evening session of her Basic Yoga (Course 3408) at Yoga Station, starting Jan. 12.
  • Searching for Bubbe Fischer: Rich Laufer will give evening bridge players an opportunity to improve their skills in Advanced Beginner Bridge (Course 3411) on Tuesdays at Scarsdale High School, starting Jan. 12. In partnership with the JCC of Mid-Westchester, SAS will host a hybrid day of mah jongg play, book discussion, and  luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Anne Wiesel will be on hand for mah jongg instruction and assistance and then author Karen Gooen will discuss her book -- part mah jongg manual and part memoir -- describing her personal quest to find a mah jongg mentor and the life lessons learned on this journey.

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