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De-Mystifying Trusts LEGL 013.51, CRN 16836

Calendar Apr 18, 2024 at 6 pm
What is a Trust? What are the different types of Trusts? How can I decide whether or not I need a Trust? Attorney Jackson will answer these questions. Sign for all three sessions and pay $90

Retirement Planning Today MONY 009.51, CRN 15402

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm
Will you be financially ready to retire at the age you're planning? If you haven't started planning, how do you begin the process? In this comprehensive retirement planning course, learn strategies on how to: create your own goals for a successful retirement; plan your retirement income to preserve a comfortable standard of living;transfer the risk of potential losses before and during retirement; remain financially flexible during retirement; reduce or eliminate taxes, expenses, delays and legal challenges with estate planning. Christopher E DiStefano, Certified Financial Practioneer, CLTC, has been presenting educational retirement planning courses at various colleges, universities, and businesses for the past 15 years. Program includes free Text/Reference Guide and Personal Financial Fact Finder. Non-credit tuition includes couples.

Saving Home from Nursing Bill LEGL 014.51, CRN 16837

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 6 pm
Attorney Jackson will explain the use of an Irrevocable Income Only Trust (IIOT) to save the home from the nursing home bill. The presentation will explain the MassHealth rules and provide tips and traps to avoid. Sing for all three sessions and pay $90

Nutrition For Diabetes: What is a Carbohydrate? FOOD 109.55 CRN 16903


with Marissa Chiapperino

Calendar Apr 30, 2024 at 6 pm

Balancing carbohydrates are key to managing diabetes. Come learn what a “carb” is,where it is found in food, its role in the body and most importantly, how to incorporate it into yourdaily meal plan. Carbohydrates are not off limits with diabetes and do not have to be boring.Desserts can be tricky but not only can they fit into everyone's meal plan but they can be tastyand guilt free too!


Desserts for Diabetes, Chocolate Date Spread, Oatmeal Cookies, Orange Chamomile Blondies, Homemade Popcorn 4 Ways!, Caramelized Spiced Pears

There will be a One-hour education session and Q&A with instructor and registered dietitian, Marissa Chiapperino, in addition to a Two-hour hands-on cooking activity in which you will prepare and take home 4-5 recipes that align with the educational topic discussed this session. Please wear close-toed shoes, preferably non-slip (sneakers will work just fine) and bring note taking materials and 4-5 meal containers to take food home.


Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 TECH 007.51, CRN 15483

Calendar May 14, 2024 at 6 pm
Become proficient at spreadsheet basics and design, including creating, editing, formatting and printing. Learn how to create and use common formulas and functions containing cell references to automate calculations. We also cover Excel charting and graphing techniques. Students must have keyboarding and computer experience. Instructor: Renee Tetrault.

Getting Paid to Talk CRER 003.52, CRN 16593

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 6:30 pm

If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice over part time, full time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and most importantly, realistic first step. Our easy-to-access remote learning system will take you behind the scenes at Voice Coaches main studios, where we regularly produce voice over content for clients including Netflix, Discovery, HGTV, Disney, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, and many more. From audio books, training material, animation, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and much, much more: today’s voice over field has become a great way to leverage your individual voice qualities and communication skill in a whole new way. The class will be presented via Zoom.

Bake with Me (age 11-14) YUTH 107.51, CRN 26032

Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 9 am

In this one week program, you will learn the essential ingredients and methods needed to get the most out of your baking. Students will learn the art of creating tasty baked goods, pastries, and confections, from traditional bread baking to beautiful showpieces. Please bring a food safe container to take home any leftovers. Instructor Maureen Benton.

Summer Fun in the Kitchen with Chef Birchall (age 11-16) YUTH 111.51, CRN 26089

Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 9 am

Iconic summer dishes and an eclectic variety of seasonal meals will be featured as students prepare lunch for themselves and their fellow students. From shucking corn, to making potato salad & grilling burgers, to making sauces and vinaigrettes, a broad range of culinary techniques and kitchen operations will be explored under the guidance and supervision of Chef Birchall. Please bring a small food safe container to take any leftovers home. Instructor Ken Birchall.

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