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- Fennel, Orange & Baby Arugula Salad - Tofu Cutlets “Pizzioli Style” - Tuscan Baked Zucchini - Sicilian Couscous Stuffed Peppers Many of us are striving to eat less meat, but still want delicious, traditional, comforting food. Diane Manteca will give you a hands-on class in preparing this entirely vegetarian meal from start to finish. You'll all sit down with a glass or two of wine and stuff yourselves with all these goodies!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/31/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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New technology and innovative techniques are everywhere, and cooking is no exception! Come join chef and scientist, Kimi Ceridon, and learn dishes and techniques utilizing some of these simple, cutting edge methods. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/31/2017

Instructor : Kimi Ceridon 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Join this four session group workshop designed for beginning enthusiasts to learn the therapeutic art of modern calligraphy in a relaxed, interactive classroom setting. Instructor Liz Roessler will teach the basics of the traditional technique of dipping a steel-nibbed pen into a bottle of liquid acrylic ink, introducing you to her favorite beginner's lettering style-- Romantic-- which is her own creative interpretation of Copperplate...with a modern twist!   The first and second classes will focus on the essential ergonomics of modern calligraphy: the proper way to load and hold the pen, healthy posture, the most effective way to organize your work space, and learning the ritual of dipping. Students will be lead through a complete alphabet, numbers, and symbols.  Liz will share pro recommendations for how to practice at home and specific suggested goals following each class. She will share dozens of cool ideas for using your calligraphy skills to create lettering art going forward, interactive demos and 1-on-1 guidance. In classes three and four, you will be ready to take your new hand-lettering skills to the next level by learning techniques to connect letters in a fluid, well-spaced and aesthetically-balanced way. We will explore techniques to create different flourishing effects and experiment with formats/tips/tools for a variety of popular projects.   Students can bring a couple favorite quotes, short poems, or song lyrics to get Liz's live guidance on creating a take-away piece or two on card stock provided with the class materials. Follow up feedback and  mentoring will also available by email for all students.   Materials included with registration and supplied by the instructor: 2 pen holders /  3 steel nibs / 3 different colors of waterproof acrylic ink; plus a "to go kit"  with an assortment of colorful card stock, creative project ideas, practice guideline sheets of various sizes (print outs as well as emailed PDF's), in addition to an informative follow-up email that is delivered to each student following class-- it includes a recap of where to buy additional calligraphy supplies, PDF versions of several hand-lettered alphabets, articles to read, videos to watch, and more creative inspiration to keep you practicing at home following the course. 

Tuition: $250.00

Member Cost: $250.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 6/1/2017, ending 6/22/2017

Instructor : Liz Roessler 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Two great continents of cheese & wine; Two great experts to represent them! Join author and expert, Adam Centamore, and cheesemonger and wine buyer for South End Formaggio, Marianne Staniunas, as they teach you and taste you through a cheesemaking and winemaking lineup of epic proportions. 

Tuition: $69.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/01/2017

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Marianne Staniunas  2.Adam Centamore 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Exercise your intuition! Discover the meanings behind tarot cards, and learn how they can be used to trace your personal journey through life, tell you what other people are thinking, provide insight into a situation, or inform you which direction your relationship or job is going. The tarot is an ancient tool rich in myth and archetypal imagery that can stimulate—and even increase!—your intuitive powers. Watch a renowned tarot master read the cards, then learn to conduct a simple reading on your own. Wine will be provided in this class to aid you in finding your intuition. (And unwinding after a long week.)

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $45.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/02/2017

Instructor : Sha Blackburn 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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This class is meant for students trying to gain two skill sets in Microsoft Excel that are important in many offices: Pivot Tables are used to optimize and simplify a user's ability to summarize, analyze, explore, and present data. Macros provide an ideal way to save time on predictable, repetitive tasks as well as standardize document formats. **Note: Participants must be at least an intermediate-level Excel user in order to take this class. Please bring a thumb drive to save your files.** Not sure if this class is right for you? Use this handy guide

Tuition: $135.00

Member Cost: $115.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 1 session on 06/03/2017

Instructor : Michael Toon 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Maximize your creativity with Photoshop, the world's most popular application for manipulating digital images. Whether you're a photographer, a graphic designer, or just an enthusiastic hobbyist, you'll learn to harness Photoshop's power to enhance or modify photos, create collages, and even add text to your images. This class is taught using Photoshop CS6 on PCs, but the skills you'll learn are applicable to Macs as well. Students need at least an intermediate level of computer experience; experience with computer graphics and photography is helpful but not required. Bring a flash drive to save your personal files.

Tuition: $185.00

Member Cost: $159.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 6/7/2017, ending 6/21/2017

Instructor : Chris Cuddy 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Join Olé and Olecito Chef-Owner Erwin Ramos for a night of Mexican cooking that will transport you to the sizzling streets south of the border. In this class, Chef Ramos teaches you how to prepare authentic Mexican street food, including some favorites direct from the menus of his popular Cambridge restaurants.

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/07/2017

Instructor : Erwin Ramos  

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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It's here! Grilling time!! If you're knew to cooking outside, or just want to get a more intensive look at grilling, Chef Stephen Marcaurelle will be here to give you a 2 session dive into his arsenal of grilling recipes and techniques, utilizing meat, seafood and vegetables. You'll be searing, charring, flipping and smoking like a pro in no time!

Tuition: $99.00

Member Cost: $85.00

Materials Cost: $40.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 6/8/2017, ending 6/15/2017

Instructor : Stephen Marcaurelle 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Noodle lovers, grab your forks! If you love Asian food and noodles, this is the perfect class for you. Learn to prepare oodles of tasty noodles. Students will enjoy a glass of wine, or two, too!

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/08/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Expand your personal and professional opportunities! Develop the most widely sought after skill in today's marketplace—the ability to present yourself well in public. This engaging interactive workshop will teach you everything you need to know to become a confident and successful speaker, from organizing your thoughts to utilizing non-verbal techniques to your advantage. We'll share broadcast-industry secrets for polishing your articulation and delivery, and teach you the best ways to bring words on the page to life. Whether you're hoping to strengthen your ability at giving presentations, improve your comfort level in face-to-face meetings, or feel more at ease when speaking in public, this class is a great way to start. There'll be plenty of time to practice your new skills in our stress-free, supportive environment.

Tuition: $69.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/10/2017

Instructor : Lau Lapides Company 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Maple bacon, buttered popcorn, lemon lavender and MORE! Designer Donuts are the new trend, and they are a serious treat you do not want to miss out on! Instead of paying a pretty penny for these lavish treats, join Brian Grabowski and learn to make your own!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/10/2017

Instructor : Brian Grabowski 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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