Special Interest



Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (5 sess. beg. Apr. 18)         Glen Rock H.S.

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

See Computer section (page 11) for more information.


Basic Digital Photography      FEE: $95

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p .m. (6 sess. beg. Jan. 31 (no class Feb. 21) Glen Rock H.S.

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

This course is designed for beginner to intermediate students who wish to learn how to use their digital cameras to take better pictures and understand how their cameras work.  Some of the topics covered will include:-Discussion of types of digital cameras which include DSLR’s, Point and Shoots, mirrorless cameras as well as iPhone cameras. -The advantages and limitations of each type-How to get pictures from camera to computer and how to organize, edit and label folders of images-Basic understanding of f-stop, shutter speed and ISO and how to use these settings for creative picture taking -Analysis of some of the aesthetics of composition including the rule of thirds, selective depth of field and subject placement-Slide show showing examples of proper lens choice for portraits, landscapes and action photographs-Demonstration of some basic Photoshop techniques including color enhancement, black and white conversion, sharpening, tone curves and cropping. -Special emphasis will be put on the use of Photoshop in enhancing portraits such as softening skin, removing blemishes and enhancing skin tone. The course will also have a lighting demonstration discussing and showing available light, on camera flash and studio lighting for portraits.  A basic studio will be set up and portraits lighting and posing will be shown. There will also be a group project assigned in the second or third session and results of that project will be viewed and critiqued. Instructor:  CHUCK SOLOMON



Thursday, 8-11:30 a.m. (6 sess. beg. March 9)

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. Instructor: JUDITH CINQUINA


CELEBRITY MAKE-UP TECHNIQUES   FEE: $42                   

Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.  (New Start Date: 1 sess. May 10)           Midland Park H.S.

Join Irina Feygin, professional Image Consultant  and award winning Make-up Artist, featured in New Jersey Magazine, National Expert of Bridal Beauty and style with Topweddingquestions.com, for this in-depth 3-hour makeup training presentation.  During this session, Irina will introduce you to professional make-up products and tools, will reveal make-up secrets used by Hollywood celebrities, and perform a step-by-step demonstration on select members from the class, how to apply makeup for daytime and special occasions and make it last all day. You will receive detailed printed instructions covering every topic of the demonstration, and all your beauty and skin care-related questions will be answered!  In conclusion, a selection from a  private label line of  professional-grade make up products will be made available for your interest. Class limit 15. Instructor: IRINA FEYGIN



Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. (1 sess. May 3) Midland Park H.S.

Ancient Chinese medicine, which is over 3,000 years old, is based on patterns in nature, in the environment, and in the body.  Chinese Face Reading is one branch of this ancient medicine, much like feng shui or acupuncture.  Learn how to use this skill in your everyday life to choose the quickest cashier at the grocery checkout or to determine if someone is a good match for a business or romantic relationship.  Find out how to read patterns in the features, wrinkles, and markings on the face and what strengths and weaknesses they show.  These patterns are like a map you can trust to help you see yourself and others as they truly are. Instructor:  Peggy Neligan,  M.S. in Education and M. A. in Spiritual Psychology, has been a student of esoteric studies for over forty years.  Peggy studied with Jean Haner, author of The Wisdom of Your Face, and completed the Practitioner’s Training in Chinese Face Reading. 


DOG OBEDIENCE                                 FEE: $120 (SR CIT $114)

Wednesday,7-7:45 pm            Dater School Gym, Ramsey

(6 sess. beg. Mar. 8) (no class 4/12)               

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

Learn how to communicate with your dog to get quick, reliable responses to basic obedience commands. Dogs learn to sit, stay, come, walk on a leash without pulling and greet people without jumping up. The most humane and up to date positive clicker training methods will be used.  No aggressive or reactive dogs (growls or barks) will be allowed.  A questionnaire will be emailed (please update your email address with MPCE. Questionnaire and vaccination records must be returned to the Ramsey Community Schbool prior to the first class. Dogs will NOT be allowed in class without a completed questionnaire and copy of vaccine records. One registered person per dog; children must be supervised. Leave your dog at home for the 1st class. Instructor: STACEY SAMELA


ELDER LAW             FEE: $35 per family

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

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

Your estate can be completely wiped out by nursing home expenses. Lack of foresight can leave families and loved ones impoverished and liable to reimburse welfare. We will discuss Medicaid eligibility and other methods to minimize or eliminate financial risks as well as important considerations in drafting wills, living trusts and medical powers of attorney. This class is for the general public, but it has also been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners for 2 CEU’s for licensed practical social workers.

Instructor: MICHAEL MANNA, Esq.


ESTATE AND TAX PLANNING    FEE: $35 per family

Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Apr. 18)           Glen Rock H.S.

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

Upon your death, your estate could be subject to death taxes as high as 55%. Poorly planned estates can also be subject to prolonged and expensive legal proceedings. This class will address wills, living trusts, financial and medical powers of attorney, methods to reduce or eliminate death taxes and other estate and tax planning issues. 

Instructor: MICHAEL MANNA, Esq.



Wednesday, 7-9p.m. (1 sess. May 10)            Midland Park H.S.

There are 5 ways that people communicate with others in their life whether it is a spouse, child, friend, boss or coworker.  The five languages are Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, and Quality Time.  You may be using the same English words, but are you speaking the same language? Problems in communication can be eliminated when two people truly understand the meaning behind the words being spoken.  Learn the five LOVE LANGUAGES and which one you speak most often.  Then identify which ones the other people in your life speak so you can communicate with others more honestly and lovingly. Instructor: PEGGY NELIGAN



Thursday, 8-10 p.m. (1 sess.  April 6) Midland Park H.S.

Because of difficult times in the economy, there are some excellent deals in real estate.  Rick Nathan is strictly a consumer advocate and is not a real estate agent, and he will teach you how to get these great deals.  He will teach you the pros and cons of foreclosures, short sales, rent with option to buy, owner financing, and buying for no money down. Also, he will show you how to wisely buy or sell investment property, primary homes, multi-families and vacation homes.  After this class you will know how to research property at the tax assessor’s office, the county clerk’s office and various other methods to use to research a property including using web sites.  Also to be discussed is how to sell your home with or without a realtor.  Instructor: Richard Nathan has been buying and selling real estate for the past 24 years.  He has successfully taught this seminar in Mass., Conn., NY, PA, and NJ for the past 20 years. Optional material fee of $20 is payable to instructor.



Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2 sess. Mar. 21 & 28)

This course will teach you how to care for your hair and skin to maximize your full beauty potential.  Specific topics that will be covered are:  hair styles that flatter your face shape, how to treat thinning hair, and how to improve/maintain hair and skin health.  Students should bring their own hair brushes and styling tools (blow dryer, flat iron, etc.) and facial care products.  Class held at Family Hair Care, 222 Godwin Ave, Midland Park.

 Instructor:  EMMY ELIYA



Thursday, 6-8 p.m. (1 sess. April 6)    Midland Park H.S.

If you are trying to drastically cut costs because  your retirement plan or your savings plan has lost a lot of money or you could lose your job and want to learn how to save thousands of dollars, this course will greatly help you.  Bev Nathan, who is strictly a consumer advocate, will explain how to save thousands of dollars.  To be discussed are ways to save money by investing on your own with no-load mutual funds, the benefits of credit unions, buying used cars, saving much money when getting a car, home and life insurance and methods to reduce your school and county taxes on your home.  There are many other ways to save a considerable amount of money and these will be discussed in detail. Also hundreds of money saving web sites will be discussed. Optional material fee of $20 is payable to instructor. Instructor: BEV NATHAN






Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 13)           Midland Park H.S.

Do you dwell on the negative rather than focus on the positive?  Does failing stop you from trying again?Do you have confidence in your abilities? Learn to develop a positive mindset, be confident, feel empowered, and trust yourself. During this interactive class you will discover how to identify the silver linings in even the worst situations, the importance of physical and emotional strength, the significance of who you surround yourself with, the value of failure, tips on how to change the reel in your head, the power of positive self -talk, and so much more. Visit www.neatmindneatlife.com for more information. Instructor: CHRISTA ZAMEL



Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. Mar. 20)           Midland Park H.S.

Are you stuck in a place of pain because of something that was done or said to you? Do you not forgive because you feel it might justify the wrong doer’s actions? Is it easier to forgive other than yourself? Forgiveness is one the most important tools for self-growth that often gets overlooked or dismissed. Release yourself from the pain rendering you stuck in a place of hurt and/or anger. Learn to heal, grow, and become stronger through forgiveness. During this interactive class, discover how to take back your power, forgive yourself, understand the lessons forgiveness teaches you, and ultimately allow yourself to feel the pain and let it go. Visit www.neatmindneatlife.com for more information. Instructor: CHRISTA ZAMEL



MAH JONGG            FEE: $95

Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (8 sess. beg.  Mar. 7)(No class 4/11)    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 10 students.




Tuesday,  7-9 p.m.             (A $5 material fee due to instructor at class)

(8 sess. beg.  April 25) Midland Park H.S.

Metaphysics is the study of the ancient wisdom teachings often hidden and handed down “mouth to ear” by teacher to student.  In this age of humanity, the teachings are being made available to all interested in learning these truths.  They help us to understand the meaning and purpose of life, our relationship to the Universe, the nature of reality, cosmic laws, and the application of these laws to our daily life. This eight-week course will explore the following topics: Atom and Form, Cosmic Cycles, the Macrocosm and the Microcosm, and the Kabbala. It is suggested that at some point early in their studies, a student take Metaphysics and Parapsychology 1 as that offers a solid foundation, but each level is independent of the others and it is not necessary to have taken level 1 in order to take this course. “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”  This course is offered by the Metaphysical Center of New Jersey. For information about MCNJ and other classes and events please visit: www.metaphysicalcenterofnewjersey.org Instructor: PEGGY NELIGAN



Winter - Tuesday,  7-8:30 p.m.  (1 sess.  Mar. 21)                Glen Rock H.S.

Spring – Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m (1 sess. May 25)        Glen Rock H.S.

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

This course will discuss the basics of Medicare, original Medicare parts A and B and the limitations.  Also learn about Medicare Advantage Part C and Part D (prescription drug coverage). We cover what Medicare covers and why you might be at risk for thousands of dollars of out of pocket medical expenses. With the information you learn from this course you will know how to make the right decisions on your healthcare when turning 65 and provide you with peace of mind and confidence. Instructor: Stuart Schwartz




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.



Winter – Thursday, , 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess.  Mar. 2)    Glen Rock H.S

Spring – Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (1 sess. May 2)          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



Thursday, 8-10 p.m. (1 sess. April 6)  Midland Park H.S.

From this lively and informative seminar, you will learn behind the scenes practical information on how to start a successful home-based second-income business which can then become full time.  With  little money down, you will learn how to decide on a business or product to sell with minimal problems. You will also learn how to avoid making major financial mistakes.  Taking this course will save you time, money and psychological wear and tear. Also to be discussed will be franchising. Optional material fee of $20 is payable to instructor. Instructor: BEV NATHAN



A car care class for women, taught by a woman!

4 Classes: Three in the Classroom, One “Under the Hood”

WINTER –Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. (4 sess.  Feb. 23 – Mar. 16) Glen Rock H.S.

SPRING – Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m (4 sess.  Apr. 27 – May 18)  Glen Rock H.S. 

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

This class for female drivers of all ages is taught by former mechanic Becca Ziobro. She will give you an in depth understanding on how your car works, and in effect, give you better knowledge on how to take care of it.  She’ll cover all major systems in a vehicle: from the four strokes of a piston in your engine, to different suspension types, to brakes, tires, fluids and more. She will also go over basic safety issues, like how to change a tire, and how to jumpstart your car properly. You’ll also receive a list of important items to keep in your car in case of emergency. You spend an enormous amount of money on a vehicle! Knowing how it works and how to take care of it will go a long way to protecting your investment!  This is also a great class for the newest female driver in your household!

Instructor: BECCA ZIOBRO



Thursday, 6-8 p.m. (1 sess. April 6)    Midland Park H.S.

Have you just come into some money or have some money to invest?  This lively, fact packed seminar is a must for those who want to learn from strictly a consumer advocate, Richard Nathan. Since he is not a salesman and has nothing to sell you, he will be blunt and straightforward about things that you are not supposed to know and were never taught in high school or college.  You will be taught how not to be ripped off when buying or leasing cars, buying insurance, investigating long term care insurance, investing with or without financial planners and when investing in mutual funds on your own.  After taking this course, you will have the confidence to invest on your own or be able to interview financial planners so you can find those who are truly working for you.  You will learn how to stretch and save your hard earned money.  IT IS TIME TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR MONEY!! Optional material fee of $20 is payable to instructor. Instructor: RICHARD NATHAN



Wednesday,  7-9 p.m. (1 sess. April 19)         Midland Park H.S.

In what could be one of the most enlightening two 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: DAN LEVINE

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