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Fraud Panel

In a bipartisan effort to serve the community, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Senator Vin Gopal will host a fraud panel on the dangers of scams and how to protect ourselves. Come join us for an expert panel discussion and  Q & A session. “We have seen a steady increase in scams targeting New Jersey residents” said Assemblywomen Amy Handlin. “Falling victim to fraud can be just a phone call away” adds Senator Gopal. Join us to empower yourself to identify and report these crimes. This program is free and open to the public.

Wed, Jan 30, 10 am-noon
To register, email your name to Beth


Julia Zapcic, co-founder, producer, podcaster, Shared Universe Podcast Studio

Learn about the podcasting craze with professional podcasters and have fun doing so! Begin with the history of podcasting, then explore the current explosion in the field. Finally, try podcasting for yourself with a hands-on experience. Everybody gets to leave with a podcast of their own adventure! Ages 18 and up.

Sat, Feb 16, 10 am-1 pm
Fee & Code: $49, XPERS 290

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, Feb 5-26, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $229, XPRAG 125

Hydroponics: Growing Plants Without Soil

Timothy Macaluso, environmental science instructor

Keep your hands clean! Hydroponics is easier than you think and can be enjoyed, year round, in your own home. Join us to examine different hydroponic systems and their functions. System set-up, nutrients and lighting will be covered. Learn how to construct your own simple system using basic tools we provide to start your own hydroponic garden. 3 SESSIONS

Sat, Feb 16-Mar 2, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $65, XPRAG 130

Gemology 101

Hillary Spector, GIA, GG (graduate gemologist, former instructor, Gemological Institute of America)

Whether looking to pursue your passion for jewelry or explore a potential career move, Hillary’s introductory program offers the perfect setting. Gain a solid foundation in pearls, diamonds, gems and precious metals. Discover how gems are formed, mined, identified, graded, and priced. Learn about the global, political, and economic aspects of the industry. Using professional lab equipment, understand gem identifying techniques such as how to tell the difference between a blue aquamarine, a blue topaz, and a blue sapphire. Spark your interest and hear about effective paths to a career in gemology. Instructor is a former trainer and staff gemologist for Fortunoff and an owner of a jewelry gallery where she was responsible for buying, selling, and appraising diamonds and gems. 4 SESSIONS

Mon-Thurs, Mar 4-7, 6-9 pm
Freehold Campus
Fee and Code: $219, XPERS 270

Ghost Hunting Workshop And Mini Investigation

Gregory Caggiano, historian, instructor, presidential scholar, blogger

Explore the possibility that the Brookdale campus is 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.

Thurs, Mar 7, 6-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHUMN 297

Sketch Journaling

David Dziemian, Brookdale adjunct instructor, professional artist

Try a new approach to journaling. Learn to sketch freehand and quickly render line, form, and values. Develop your art with pencil, pen, markers, or watercolors. Add interest and vibrant detail to your travel sketching and journal drawing. Use materials of your choice; suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week prior. 5 SESSIONS

Fri, Mar 15-Apr 12, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $149, XARTF 208

Brewing 101

Begin with a lecture on the business of brewing led by Belford Brewery owner, Kevin Enny. Kevin will discuss his career path and give details on this fast growing business. Sessions 2-5 will be held at The Brewer’s Apprentice where students will get an inside view of the growing world of micro brewing. Learn the science behind the brewing process. Continue with explorations of equipment and ingredients. As a class group, develop a recipe and then brew accordingly. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from professionals about the process brewing, fermentation and bottling. Sessions will cover an overview of the chemistry of beer, the equipment, recipe development and brewing, tasting and bottling. A tour of Belford Brewery will be offered, date TBD. 5 SESSIONS

Session 1: Brookdale Main Campus Lincroft
Sessions 2-5: The Brewer’s Apprentice 865 Rte. 33 (Business), Unit 4, Freehold, NJ
Mon, Apr 1-29, 6-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $199, XDEST 150

Fine Wines Of The World

David Glaubinger, instructor

Taste and discuss today’s most popular red and white wines from Europe, USA, South America and Australia/New Zealand. Learn about the origins, history and diverse styles of fine wine. Decipher labels, find the best values in the market and score wines on a professional tasting scorecard. Take home information on serving, storage, preservation and food pairings. Cheese and bread or crackers will be served. Ages 21 and up. 3 SESSIONS

Thurs, Apr 4-18, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XGENG 053

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! REQUIRED: iPhone or iPad 3 SESSIONS

Tues, April 2-16, 5-6:30 p.m.
Fee and Code: $65, PERS 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.

Sat, Apr 6, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $55, XPRAG 094

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