Fall Adult Education Courses

    The East Hampton School District’s fall adult education courses will begin the week of Oct. 8, with classes in computer literacy, Pilates, drawing, bridge, English as a second language, acting, tai chi, and defensive driving.

    Classes are held at either the East Hampton Middle School or East Hampton High School, and registration is with the instructors.

    Kerry McCarthy (neveractedbefore @gmail.com) will offer a 12-session course in acting in the middle school’s auditorium on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at a cost of $125. Also on Tuesdays, there will be Pilates with Claudia Matles (claudia@claudiamatles.com) from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. The six-week session costs $75, but walk-ins will also be welcomed. George Aman (gaman13927 @aol.com) will teach bridge for beginners on Tuesdays starting Oct. 15 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. He will also teach an intermediate bridge course on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8 p.m. The cost for each is $100.

    A drawing class for beginners and those who want to refresh their skills will be taught by Karyn Mannix on four Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Oct. 16. The cost is $100, plus a $20 materials fee. Ms Mannix can be reached at karynmannix@optonline.net.

    KarenLise Bjerring will offer a series of computer literacy courses. On Tuesday evenings, from 7:15 to 8:15, Ms. Bjerring, who can be e-mailed at liseb@optonline.net, will teach a course in becoming computer friendly. Also on Tuesdays, she will teach an intermediate course on Microsoft Word from 6 to 7 p.m. Her introduction to Excel will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., and from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., she will teach an introduction to QuickBooks. Finally, on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Ms. Bjerring will teach a class on Photoshop. Depending on the course, the cost ranges from $75 to $120. All begin the week of Oct. 14.

    Fred Soroka (oceanchiro@yahoo.com) will teach a tai chi course in the middle school wrestling room on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. for $50. It begins Oct. 9.

    Charla Bikman, an adjunct professor at Suffolk County Community College, will teach a six-session intermediate English as a second language course on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $120.

    John Wallace will teach a two-night defensive driving course on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Three sessions are being offered, each at a cost of $55. And Tina Giles, with Hamptons Driving School, is offering five-hour pre-licensing courses that are required to obtain a New York State driver’s license. Three sessions are being offered, each at a cost of $55.

    Admission is granted on a first-come- first-served basis and courses with low registration may be cancelled. Payment will be directly to the instructors.

    A full description of each class can be found online at: