Scarsdale Adult School E-News
October 2022
Cooking and Baking
Cooler temperatures outside set the mood for kitchen-warming activities inside. Expand your recipe collection and enjoy a bite to eat with our upcoming cooking and baking classes and tours.
This week, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 10:30 am in a private home in Scarsdale, Tastes of Fall (11546) will give students an opportunity to make kale and squash soup and a flatbread seasoned with rosemary and sage under the guidance of new instructor Renana Shvil. When done, all will sit down for an enjoyable meal together. Sign up with a friend or come alone and make some new ones.

Cookie Decorating (11532) is the skill to be mastered on Monday, October 24, 2022. Please note that the class time has shifted by 1 hour and will now begin at 2 pm. Class will be taught by new instructor Elizabeth Lavigna, the head baker at Cherry Lawn Farm.

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, get an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of Stone Barns Center with a one-hour in-depth tour, and then enjoy a lunch in the hay barn provided by Blue Hill Café. The meal to be savored at Walking Tour and Taste of Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY (11528) will feature ingredients introduced during the tour.

Stroll through another working farm in Westchester just after Halloween during Walking Tour and Farm-to-Table Cooking Demonstration: Fable Farm in Ossining, NY (11524) on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 11 am. Following the exploration of the grounds, students will be treated to a cooking demonstration featuring quinoa, kale and squash salad, and sweet potato patties with sour cream and chive dip (menu subject to change).
Catalog Additions and Changes
Newly Added Classes
The following courses have been added to the catalog this month and are open for registration:

Art Appreciation
  • Walking Tour: Artist Studio Visit with Brian Rutenberg (11547)
  • Walking Tour: The Tudors, Art and Majesty in Renaissance England at the Met (11555)
  • Beginner Canasta (11554) -- new section added
  • Bridge: 2 Over 1 Bidding (11556)
  • Bridge: Opening Leads and Defensive Signals (11557)
  • Bridge: Taking More Tricks in Suit Contracts (11558)
  • Chess: Supervised Play (11559)

History and Culture
  • Past and Present Jews of Italy (11550)

  • Book Discussion: Take My Hand (2022) by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (11552)

Music Appreciation
  • Pianist Cristiana Pegoraro in Concert (11551)
Scheduling Changes
The following classes have changes to their previously announced meeting schedule. Email notices have been sent to all students registered in these courses.

Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (11315), Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11317), and Painting with Collage (11441) will not meet on Monday, October 17, 2022. The make-up date for both mah jongg classes will be Monday, November 14, 2022, and the make-up date for the painting class will be Monday, November 21, 2022.

The class time for Cookie Decorating (11532) has been shifted one hour later and will now meet from 2 pm to 3:30 pm on Monday, October 24, 2022.

The start date for Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11318) has been postponed until Monday, November 21, 2022 and will meet for four weeks instead of five. The start date for Paint the Seasons in Watercolor and Gouache (11442) has been postponed until Monday, November 28, 2022, and will meet for three weeks instead of four. Prices for both courses have been adjusted.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of October 16, 2022
  • Walking Tour: Hotels, Churches, and Mansions of Midtown Fifth Avenue (11341)
  • Great World's Fairs: Philadelphia 1876 and Chicago 1893 (11350)
  • Walking Tour: Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, CT (1:30 pm: 11485 and 1:50 pm: 11486)

Art Appreciation
  • William Henry Jackson, Pioneer Photographer of the American West (11432)

Cooking & Baking

  • Beginner Canasta (Tuesday mornings: 11356 and Wednesday mornings: 11554)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11357)

History and Culture
  • History of Jews in Ukraine, a Personal Story (11458)
  • Author Visit: Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy (2022) -- (General Admission plus Book Purchase: 11453; General Admission Only: 11452)
  • Author-Led Book Discussion: S.W. Leicher, Acts of Atonement (2022) (11515)

  • Editing Photos with Your iPhone (11475)
Week of October 23, 2022
  • Walking Tour: Historical Rockefeller Center (11343)
  • Great World's Fairs: Paris 1925, Chicago 1933, and New York 1939 (11353)
  • Walking Tour: Columbus Circle and Lincoln Square (11495)
Art Appreciation
  • Art of Jan Vermeer (11463)
  • Whitney Biennial (11401)
  • Symbolism, a Tapestry (11321)

Arts & Crafts
  • A Tisket, a Tasket, Learn to Make a Wall Basket (11483)

Computer Skills and Technology

Cooking and Baking
  • Cookie Decorating (11532)
  • Walking Tour and Taste of Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY (11528)

Fitness and Dance

Literature and Film
  • Book Discussion: Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy (2022) by Letty Cottin Pogrebin (11494)
Music Appreciation
  • Bob Dylan and the American Voice (11434)
  • Theme and Variations (11518)

Personal Finance, Aging, Retirement Planning
  • Understanding Current Estate Tax and Asset Protection Laws (11533)
  • Life After Work: How to Prepare a Good Life in Retirement (11459)

  • Personal Essay Writing: A Way to Make Meaning of Your Life (11381)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 2022 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expanding number of in-person options.
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