Special Interest


ADOBE PHOTOSHOP                                            FEE: $125
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. (4 sess. beg. Oct. 2)                     Midland Park H.S.

See Computer section  for more information.


BIRD WATCHING FOR BEGINNERS                                      FEE: $95
Thursday, 8-11:30 a.m. (6 sess. beg. Sept. 13)

Please note:  All participants will be sent instructions and a class schedule the week before the class begins. Those without an email address must send a stamped, self-address business-size envelope along with their registration to receive a class schedule. 

A series of five morning field trips and one all-day trip designed to introduce beginners to the skills and fun of bird watching. Selection and use of binoculars and bird guides, note taking, bird biology, behavior, habitats, migration, and maintaining a feeding station will be covered. Classes are limited to 12 students (minimum is 5) to allow individual instruction in field identification and bird song. Please note: Although most field trips will begin at 8:00 a.m., some may begin earlier, depending on the season and destination. All five half-day trips will end at 11:30 a.m. The one all-day trip will end at 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.


MAINTENANCE                                                FEE: $59

Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. (2 sess. Oct. 10 & 17)                            Midland Park H.S.

This class will explain the categories of vehicle Purchase, Resale, Operation and Maintenance for all current and previous brand/model vehicles (domestic and imported) in direct and understandable language for every vehicle driver/owner from novice to expert.    The variety of choices for purchase and resale of a vehicle, the complex array of electronic accessories, entertainment and safety systems installed in vehicles sold in North America since the advent of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) regulations, beginning in 1968, will also be discussed.  Additionally, the subject of vehicle maintenance; recommended, required, suggested and seasonal items will be presented in simple layman’s language, including what is and what is not a Manufacturer’s Warranty issue.  Please bring the owner’s manual for the personal vehicle(s) being driven.  Instructor:  JOHN PAPIETRO


DIY SPA-WORTHY SKINCARE PRODUCTS                        FEE: $40

Wednesday, 7-9 p.m (2 sess. Oct. 3 & 10)         (Plus $18 material fee due at reg)
Eric Smith School, Ramsey

Offered in cooperation with Ramsey Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

In this hands-on class you’ll learn how to create your favorite skincare products. You will be coached in the art of creating skincare products, the quality of which match or exceed those already in your medicine cabinet. Innovative and exciting ingredients, such as sea kelp and marshmallow powder, hyaluronic acid, and a plethora of fragrance oils are provided along with packaging. Join us in creating bath bombs, salt scrubs and soaks, and customized lotions. Save money, all the while feeling, smelling, and looking amazing! Recipes include: Silken Therapy Lotion and Soothing and Clarifying Facial Serum. Bring to class: apron or smock, mid-size towels or a roll of paper towels and a notebook to take notes. Instructor:  J. Paige Lippe


ELDER LAW                                                    FEE: $35 per family
Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 2)                                         Glen Rock H.S.

Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

Seniors are often without basic legal documents that they need to control their personal and financial lives as well as their medical care.  They are also often unaware of various government programs that are available to pay for their home care, prescription drugs and nursing home care.  The course is designed to acquaint individuals with the value of a professionally drawn will, the necessity of a financial power of attorney and the key provisions of a living will /medical power of attorney.  Medicare and Medicaid programs will be explored in detail.  The change to Medicaid rules (particularly Qualified Income Trusts, penalties for making gifts, the five year look back rule which was brought about by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005) will be discussed in detail. Instructor: MARIZE HELMY


ESTATE AND TAX PLANNING                            FEE: $35 per family
Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess  Oct. 25)                                       Glen Rock H.S.

Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

This seminar is designed to acquaint individuals with the value of a professionally drawn will, the absolute necessity of a financial power of attorney and the key provisions of an advanced medical directive/medical proxy. Upon your death, your estate could be subject to death taxes. New Jersey recently passed legislation to phase out its estate tax. However, New Jersey will still have an inheritance tax, the highest in the country. Most people are under the impression both taxes are going away. How to take advantage of this change in New Jersey tax law will be explored. Poorly planned estates can also be subject to prolonged and expensive legal proceedings. This class will address these issues and how death, inheritance, capital gains and gift taxes are interrelated. Instructor: MICHAEL MANNA, Esq.


MAH JONGG                                                             FEE: $95
Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (8 sess. beg. Sept. 25)                       Midland Park H.S.

Learn the modern American version of the Ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg. Four people play the game at one time, but each play for themselves. The game is similar in concept to Gin Rummy, but it employs more skill than luck. The game is not as difficult to learn as Bridge. Betting will not be discussed. Men and teenagers are welcomed. Material fee of $3 is  payable to instructor first night of class. Class limit 8 students.


Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 16)                                         Glen Rock H.S.

This course is designed to give you an understanding of Medicare as well as the updates and changes for 2018. You will receive a broad overview of the fundamental components of Medicare – The A, B, C & D’s. Are you turning 65? Retiring? Wondering about your choices for the Annual Enrollment Period? This is your opportunity to get the information you need to make an educated decision for your Medicare Health Insurance needs.
Instructor: Stuart Schwartz


KOVATS REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE SCHOOLS                 (text included)
230 W. Passaic St.,
Maywood, New Jersey

Offered by Midland Park Continuing Education for Special Reduced Tuition Fee.

Phone M.P.C.E. (201-444-2030) for special registration instructions or visit our website: www.mpsnj.org Courses held throughout the year; you may begin any time. Choose the 3-Week Daytime Course, the12-week Evening Course or the12-Week Saturday Course. Ask about the “Flexible Schedule” Option. Note: School exam is administered at the end of each course. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, you will be provided with a Certificate of Completion and an application for the state examination. Call Kovats for schedule availability and more information at 201-843-7277.


SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING                      FEE: $35
Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Oct. 18)                                       Glen Rock H.S.

Offered in cooperation with Glen Rock Community School. Register through M.P.C.E.

The Social Security system is overwhelming and there are plenty of new rules.  Learn about the various Social Security benefits and how to create collection strategies that will help you to maximize your lifetime income.  Learn how to coordinate benefits with your spouse and about the lessor known benefits for widows.  Learn when it makes sense to delay benefits – and when it does not. Finally, understand the taxation of benefits and how much you can expect to receive if you collect early.    Instructor: ELEANOR GALT-LIN


VOICE-OVERS... NOW IS YOUR TIME!                          FEE: $50
Tuesday,  7-9 p.m. (1 sess.  Oct. 23)                                       Midland Park H.S.

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more!  Most people go about it the wrong way.  In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there!  This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead!  And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before.  This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!  Instructor: James Seawood, a New York based voice talent and teacher. He has brought his signature sound to commercials for a myriad of brands and organizations including Nike, Army West Point, The City of Charlotte, Cholula Hot Sauce and MGM Las Vegas Casino.


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