Special Interest


Why Buddhism Now?

Cheryl Bartholomew, Ph.D., adjunct professor, Monmouth University, professor emerita, George Mason University

The coming of Buddhism to the West may be the most important event of this century. Americans are wealthier and more comfortable than ever before yet we are ranked 18th in terms of the happiest countries in the world. Our culture today is concerned with social evolution; Eastern practices focus on individual insights and transcending suffering. Through the intersection of Eastern and Western teachings, philosophies, and practices we can become awakened and find happiness and joy. 3 SESSIONS

Thurs, Oct 4-18, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $65, XPHIL 070

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, Oct 9-30, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $229, XPRAG 125

Selling On E-Bay And Craig’s 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, Oct 13, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $55, XPRAG 094

Next Steps For Internet Sales; Better E-Bay Margins And More

For those who are already selling on the internet and wish to advance their business and improve selling margins. Learn the secrets of increased internet traffic, better product descriptions, better packaging and shipping options and better photography to improve product appeal. Class will be taught by David Carlon a seasoned EBay power seller. Recommend bringing smart phone or IPad to class.

Sat, Nov 10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $55, XPRAG 122

E-Bay Series

Combination – 2 sessions

Sat, Oct 13 & Nov 10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $99, XPRAG 124

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”. There are many opportunities for “senior” adults to get on screen. 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.

Tues, Nov 13, 9:30-11:30 am
Fee and Code: $39, XPERS 281

How To Self Publish

Martin McDermott, author and Brookdale speech faculty

Want to join the self-publishing craze?  Whether your interest is personal or professional or fiction or non-fiction, come and discover the insider dos and don’ts of self-publishing! This class will explore popular sites and services, copyright questions, publicity and marketing, and the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing. No writing experience necessary.

Sat, Nov 17, 9 am-noon
Fee and Code: $49, XWRIT 069


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