Special Interest


From Treetop To Tabletop – Essential Woodworking

Ready to explore the artistry and craft of woodworking? It’s time to get started, no more excuses! Monmouth County’s School of Woodworking, The Wood Joint, has the perfect class for you. Expert craftsman Bruce Hogan and his trusted apprentice, Melanie Viani, will take you through a hands-on introduction to woodworking. You will learn basics of milling, characteristics of wood, use of machinery and safety. You’ll put that knowledge into action by creating your own cheese serving board. Class
meets at The Wood Joint a state of the art workshop (3300 Shafto Rd Unit C, Tinton Falls). All supplies are included. 4 SESSIONS

Tues, Sep 3-24, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $229, XPRAG 125

iPhone Tips And Tricks

Stephen Fowler, instructor
Are you getting the most out of your iPhone or iPad? Take advantage of the amazing technology in your pocket and learn how to take the best photos, task Siri to set your alarm, organize your apps and folders, send an email, backup your iPhone to iCloud, and more! 3 SESSIONS

Tues, Oct 1-15, 5-6:30 pm
Fee and Code: $65, XPERS 288

Selling On E-Bay And Craigs List For Fun And Profit

What to do with the treasures in your attic and beyond? Find out how to get started making money by selling on E-bay and/or Craig’s list, Etsy, Letgo. Instructor David Carlon, is an experienced E-bay Power Seller. Join this class for beginner to intermediate E-bay users. Learn, step by step, how to make money the fun and easy way.

Sec 1: Sat, Oct 12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Sec 2: Sat, Dec 14, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $55, XPRAG 094

Ghost Hunting Workshop And Mini Investigation

Gregory Caggiano, historian, instructor
Explore the possibility that the Brookdale campus is actually haunted! The land has had many different uses over the centuries, including a famous race horse farm and even has a connection to the legendary pirate Captain Kidd. Do some previous residents still remain? Past paranormal investigations of Brookdale have rendered interesting results. Join us for a brief ghost hunting presentation and workshop, review of past evidence captured on campus, and then take part in our own mini investigation using gadgets such as the SB-7 radio, K-2, and EMF meters.

Tues, Oct 15, 6-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHUMN 297

Winning Auditions

If you are preparing to audition for film or television, have never auditioned before, or just want to advance your acting skills, this is your chance to learn from a professional. Instructor and Screen Actor, Russ Russo (, has appeared opposite many A-List Stars in both movies and television. Learn tips of the trade as well as techniques that actors typically use to craft a great film or television performance. Improve your skills and increase your confidence. Find Russ Russo’s bio at 4 SESSIONS

Wed, Oct 16-Nov 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XPRAG 062

You Ought To Be In Pictures

Tom Waclawik, accountant turned actor

Always wanted to be on the big screen? Here’s your chance to learn how to become a movie or tv “extra” and make some ‘extra’ money. Our instructor has appeared in movies with Al Pacino, Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro and Leo DiCaprio. He has been on movie sets directed by Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Steven Soderbergh. His TV appearances include Madam Secretary, Law and Order, The Good Wife, Homeland and more. There are over 50 shows filming in NYC this year. Find out how to get on the set, or in commercials. It’s easier than you think and you don’t need acting experience. Ages 18 and up welcome.

Sat, Oct 26, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $39, XPERS 281

Ancestry App For The iPhone

Stephen Fowler, instructor
Research your ancestry on the go! The Ancestry App (for iPhone/iPad) has incredible features that are intuitive and easy to use. Create a family tree with photos, times, dates, locations, etc., or unlock access to millions of records through a paid monthly subscription or paid DNA test results. US record research will be covered, so it is recommended to sign up for a free trial or paid subscription before the first class so you can follow along. DNA test results will also be covered in class, but taking the test is not required. 3 SESSIONS

Tues, Nov 5-19, 5-6:30 pm
Fee & Code: $65, XPERS 296

Italian Wines

David Glaubinger, instructor
A journey through the world of wine, concentrating on Italy. Taste and talk about wines from diverse and famous wine districts, up and down “the Boot”. Sample reds and whites from Piedmont, Alto Adige, Lombardy, Veneto and Friuli in the north, through Tuscany, and down to the south, including Campania and Sicily. Translate labels, and learn how to find the best buys in the market. 3 SESSIONS

Thurs, Nov 7-21, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XGENG 059

Pet Therapy Training And Certification

Kelly M. Keeney, Owner, Compassionate Canines Training

Therapy dogs and their handlers provide comfort and companionship to those in need. Our certified trainer uses hands-on positive reinforcement techniques to guide you and your dog toward certification as a pet therapy team. Teams must pass evaluation on the last day of class in order to be certified. Once certified, you may enroll with Caregiver Canines, a non-profit agency providing in-home therapy visits to the elderly as well as any facility that allows pet therapy visitations. Note: Dogs must be at least one year old, current on all vaccines, and have a basis in obedience of Sit, Down, Stay, Come, and Loose Leash Walking. Proof of vaccinations is required in advance. If you have questions about your dog or the program, please contact Compassionate Canine Training at 5 SESSIONS

Sat, Nov 9-Dec 7, 9-10:30 am
Fee & Code: $299, XPERS 293
Plus $20 evaluation fee, payable to instructor, and $50 annual registration fee to The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. after certification. Tuition does not include these fees.

History Of Liquor: A Spirited Discussion

Gregory Caggiano, historian, instructor
From the life-giving beers and wines of Ancient Sumeria, to the controversial absinthe and American Prohibition of the 20th Century, alcohol has endured a spirited and tumultuous existence. Learn the history behind many different liquors from around the world, how they can be served, and what everybody is drinking today. What brandy can trace its legacy back to Noah’s Ark? Why was absinthe banned for so many years? Why are there so many different types of whiskey? Find out in this spirited program!

Tues, Dec 3, 6-8 pm
Fee and Code: $29, XHUMN 267

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