Learn Something New, From Tennis to Technology

       The East Hampton School District will begin offering continuing education courses in a range of subjects from Pilates, to drawing, to technology, bridge, and even sewing in early March.

       Unlike in the past, when a district coordinator handled registration and payments, registration is now handled directly by individual instructors, and advance payment and registration are required. Most classes begin the week of March 3 and will be offered at the high school, unless otherwise specified. Although some classes are not set to start for several weeks, advance registration and payment is a must because courses will not run without sufficient enrollment.

       Refunds will be offered if a course is canceled, but will not be given once classes commence.

       The instructors’ email addresses are provided below along with the basic class details.

       Kerry McCarthy (neveractedbefore@gmail.com) will teach a 12-session acting workshop for beginners on Tuesdays starting March 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. The fee is $140.

       A six-week basic drawing class with Karyn Mannix (karynmannix@optonline.net) will start on March 5 and run on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fee is $150 with an additional $20 materials fee.

       Al Goldberg (rodprof@optonline.net) will teach people to build their own fishing rods in a five-week course on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 starting March 13. The costs $80, plus a $125 materials fee and a $30 refundable deposit for tools.

       Bridge for beginners with George Aman (gaman13927@aol.com) will run for eight Tuesdays from 5 to 6:25 starting on March 4. An intermediate class will be held the same nights from 6:30 to 8:25. Each costs $150.

       Tennis for beginners will be on the schedule at East Hampton Indoor Tennis (537-8012) starting on Thursday, March 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Racquets will be available. A beginner-to-intermediate platform tennis session will run on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting March 5. Each costs $125 for five classes.

       Claudia Matles (Claudia@claudiamatles.com) will teach Pilates in the middle school’s wrestling room on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. starting March 11. Participants are asked to take their own yoga mats.

       People who have always wanted to learn to sew can pick up the basics in an introductory course taught by Laura Maruzzella (lmaruzzella@gmail.com) Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 beginning March 11. The fee is $100.

       Ms. Maruzzella will also teach a singing class geared to both novices and experienced singers on Thursday evenings starting April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $100.

       Two-night defensive driving courses will be held on March 12 and 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 and again later in the spring. Registration is with John Wallace at jwallace@royreeve.com. The fee is $45.

       Those just learning to drive can take a five-hour pre-licensing course with the Hamptons Driving School on March 26, April 30, May 21, or June 18. The course is a prerequisite to obtaining a New York State driver’s license. Each session will run from 5 to 10 p.m. The cost is $55. Participants can register by calling or texting 907-8001.

       Successful weight management and better health will be the subjects of a series of lectures hosted by Chris Cosich (ccosich@yahoo.com) on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:30 beginning March 26. The fee is $85.

       Finally, KarenLise Bjerring will teach a series of technology-related classes. Introduction to QuickBooks will be offered on four Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting on March 19. Introduction to Excel, another four-week class, will run at the same time on Thursdays starting March 20. The costs for each is $90. Starting on April 23, she will teach a Photoshop course from 6 to 8 p.m. for four weeks. This one costs $120.