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In this 3-part beginner course, learn how to identify birds in six basic steps. There will be a lecture and a walk through the gardens to practice skills and see spring migrants and local favorites. Bring binoculars, if you have them. Classes are held rain or shine at the Van Vleck House and Gardens.

220202

Instructor : Deborah DeSalvo 

Tuition: $69.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM; 3 sessions; starting 4/12/2018, ending 4/26/2018

Location : Montclair, Van Vleck House & Gardens Location : 
  Montclair, Van Vleck House & Gardens.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Please read: Co-sponsored by Van Vleck House & Gardens

Call 973-744-0500 x2224 to register


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In May, our local parks are loaded with colorful spring migrants and local residents nesting, courting and feeding. Take a two-hour stroll each week at a different location to seek out some lovely birds. Bring binoculars and bug spray. Class meets rain or shine.

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Instructor : Deborah DeSalvo 

Tuition: $55.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM; 3 sessions; starting 5/3/2018, ending 5/17/2018

Location : Montclair, To be determined Location : 
  Montclair, To be determined.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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A picture expresses beyond words on paper.  A mood board showcases beyond ideas in the mind. As a tool used in guiding the design process, a mood board allows one to get insight of the design concepts, ideas and inspiration. They offer a glimpse of the style of a space and allow for flexibility and changes in the process of generating design decisions. This class will offer guidance on how to create your own mood boards for your living spaces. We will learn the benefits of using mood boards, how to identify the mood and emotion of your space, what to include in the mood board and how to translate the mood board ideas into actual design decisions. Participants will be encouraged to use a space in their own homes as a learning laboratory for testing and implementing the concepts that we learn. There is no prerequisite for this course, just a desire to make your space beautiful and meaningful.

220207

Instructor : Alex Sande 

Tuition: $59.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 3 sessions; starting 5/16/2018, ending 5/30/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $10.00

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Available 4/30/2018


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Learn when to plant certain crops (cool season vs. warm season), annual vs. perennial and composting.  Tour and taste test of Van Vleck edible garden. Dress for gardening.  

220208

Instructor : Laura Roberts 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 5/17/2018, ending 5/17/2018

Location : Montclair, Van Vleck House & Gardens Location : 
  Montclair, Van Vleck House & Gardens.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Available 4/30/2018


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Buying a home is largely an emotional decision. It is important to create an immediate ‘wow!? to impress buyers. Staging makes your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, and warmer. Learn how to package and advertise your home, setting it apart from the competition.

220074

Instructor : Suzy Kass 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/17/2018, ending 5/17/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Please read: Bellevue Branch is not wheelchair accessible.

Available 4/30/2018


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There's a lot to learn about dogs!  This course will cover the basics of dog behavior, how dogs learn and training methods. Through presentations and videos, we will explore body language, causes of misbehavior, management and training strategies that can help, mechanisms of learning, and the past, present and future of dog training. This isn't a training class, so please leave your dogs at home!

220206

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jenny Chun  2.Sara Matters 

Tuition: $39.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 5/29/2018, ending 6/5/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Available 4/30/2018


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If it's time to sell your house, you need to know the inexpensive fixes and things to do that will help your house stand out in the marketplace.

220210

Instructor : Robin Seidon 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM; starting 5/29/2018, ending 5/29/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Please read: Bellevue Branch is not wheelchair accessible.

Available 4/30/2018


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Join Van Vleck’s garden staff for a behind the scenes look at what we are doing to keep the garden beautiful.  Discuss and demonstration will cover an assortment of topics including pinching perennials, pruning and proper use of mulch.  Dress for gardening.

220209

Instructor : Laura Roberts 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 5/31/2018, ending 5/31/2018

Location : Montclair, Van Vleck House & Gardens Location : 
  Montclair, Van Vleck House & Gardens.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Available 4/30/2018


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All your questions answered:  What type of art would be right for you?  What does modern art mean anyway?  Should you match your room with your art choices, or does the art come first?  What color should the frame be and how do you arrange art on the walls?  Bring a picture of your wall and let’s discuss.

220212

Instructor : Marcie Cooperman 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/6/2018, ending 6/6/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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This predominately demonstration class will show you step-by-step how to make a batch of cold process soap. Learn a brief history of soap, safety tips and practices, how to properly handle lye, the basic chemical process of soap, how to customize wet soap with color, fragrance and additives. Finally, options for molding and what to do with your soap after it saponifies (chemically changes to soap).

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Instructor : Renee Marshall-McKinley 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 6/7/2018, ending 6/7/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $20.00

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Available 4/30/2018


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Selling a home today is more complicated than putting a sign out front.Technology now plays a key role in effectively marketing your home. A combination of photography, social media, search tools and apps will help maximize your home's exposure to secure the best offer. Make sure you know what you need before putting your house on the market.

220211

Instructor : Robin Seidon 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/12/2018, ending 6/12/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 4/30/2018


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Native plants are all the rage these days.  Besides being great plants, they can provide resting places and food sources for resident and migrating birds, butterflies and other insect pollinators.  Learn which natives are best suited to our local conditions and how you can grow and incorporate them into your garden.

220047

Instructor : Dennis Hillerud 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/12/2018, ending 6/12/2018

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Please read: Bellevue Branch is not wheelchair accessible.

Available 4/30/2018


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