42 Bob Alessiohastaughtguitar,fiddle,andmandolinatAssabetAfterDarksince2004, andItaliansince2013.Hehasplayedandsunginfolk,countryandbluegrassbands.He currentlyplaysintheRoaringJellyContraDanceBand,andAmicidellaMusicaItaliana. Patricia AllenisProfessionalOrganizer,founderandownerofOrder&Bliss,a companythatoffersorganizationasatooltosimplifylife,toeliminatestressandto promotepeaceofmind.WithbackgroundinJournalismandMarketing,shehasbeenan activesoloentrepreneurformorethan15years.SheisfluentinPortugueseandEnglish. Bob Aspell,facilitator,willhostvariousbusinessexecutivesfromtheWorcester chapterofSCORE®. Eachinstructorhasawealthofpersonalexperienceinthe evening’stopic. Luis Averyhasbeentraining,showing,andbreedingdogsforalmostthirtyyears.In 1998,heandhiswifeestablishedIt’saDog’sLife,Inc.inBolton,MAwheretheyboard, groom,andtraindogs. Sally BallisacertifiedEnglishasaSecondLanguage(ESL)teacher.Shehasmany yearsofexperienceinteachingEnglishtoawiderangeofstudentsatalleducational levels,aswellastointernationalbusinessprofessionals.Shehasworkedextensively withstudentsfromSouthAmerica,Asia,andEurope. Sammy Barrettlearnedhowtomakebutterandcheeseasa4-HinternatOld SturbridgeVillage.Sheteachesbutterandcheesemakingtochildrenandadults,from milkingtheanimaltothefinishedproduct. Sandi Barretthasover40yearsofsewingexperience.SheistheownerofBarrett’s CustomDesign,aswellasapatterntesterforThreadsMagazine.Hercustomfitting coursesfocusonhelpingstudentsachieveanexcellentfitwithindividualstyle. Ed Burch,FounderandPresidentofEdBurchDance,hasbeenteachingallstylesof ballroomfortheAssabetAfterDarkprogramforalmost20years. HeistheResident ArtistofDancefortheFreshmanArtsProgramatHarvardUniversity,theDirector fora501c3danceandartcompanybasedoutofWorcester,MA;aswellasanational adjudicatorfordanceandgymnastics. Mike BurchmanisaMassachusettsStatePoliceCertifiedBasicFirearmsSafety CourseInstructor,anNRACertifiedInstructorandRangeSafetyOfficer,andaUtah BCIConcealedWeaponsInstructor.Healwayshassmallclassesduetotheimportance ofsafety,andprovidesastreesfree,funenvironmentforlearningaboutfirearmsafety. Kaitlynn Campbellhasbeenplayingvolleyballfor11years.Sheplayedfouryearsfor AssabetValleyandwascaptainhersenioryear.Additionally,sheplayedtwoyearsof competitiveclubvolleyball,withtheCMASSJuniorsteam. Dan Capuano,SeniorMasterTechnician,hasover20yearsexperienceinthe AuotomotiveindustryandiscurrentlyteachingAutomotiveTechnologyatAssabet Valley.HeownedandoperatedasuccessfulindependentrepairshopinWorcesterfor 10yearsandalsoworkedformanyyearsinFordandLincolnMercurydealerships. Larry CardanihasaB.S.andMaster’sinComputerSciencefromWPIandhasworked forover30yearsasaPrincipalSoftwareEngineerinlargeandsmallcompanies. Jui-Fei Childers(alsoknownasFay)isanativeChinesefromTaiwan,whohasbeen teachingChineseCookingandLanguageclassesformanyyears. Susan Clark’songoingpassionforhealthandhealinghasledhertoReiki. AsaReiki MasterTeacher,shedesirestoshareReikiandeducateasmanypeopleaspossiblein thistestedformofhealing. Josias ConationiisanAutomotiveTechnicianwithover20yearsexperienceinthe collisionindustry.Heexcelsindiagnosingsystemmalfunctions,weldingandframe repair,withafocusonautomotivecollisionrepairandre-manufacturing. French: Basics Learn to converse in a beautiful second language! French is spoken not only in continental France but also in many other nations touched by French culture. If you want to make your trip abroad a richer, more meaningful experience, or if you simply wish to immerse yourself in the culture of France, this beginner’s course will prove a fun and rewarding experience. You need a three-ring binder for hand-outs. There is an optional Thursday night study group for an additional fee. 10 Wednesdays • 6:30 - 8:30pm • February 28 - May 9 $199 without Study Group $299 with Study Group (No class April 18) LA09-S18 Instructor:VéroniqueMeynardDixey French: Intermediate Improve your conversational French with intermediate level grammar. You’ll learn new vocabulary, useful expressions, and become comfortable with both present and past tenses. You should feel comfortable speaking basic sentences. You need a three-ring binder for hand-outs. There is an optional Thursday night study group for an additional fee. 10 Tuesdays • 6:30 - 8:30pm • February 27 - May 8 $199 without Study Group $299 with Study Group (No class April 17) LA10-S18 Instructor:VéroniqueMeynardDixey French: Advanced Improve your conversational French with advanced level grammar. You will extend your vocabulary and learn the subtilities of the French language. You will review the present and past tenses and learn the future tenses. You should feel comfortable speaking sentences using the present and past tenses. You need a three-ring binder for hand- outs. There is an optional Thursday night study group for an additional fee. 10 Mondays • 6:30 - 8:30pm • February 26 - May 7 $199 without Study Group $299 with Study Group (No class April 16) LA21-S18 Instructor:VéroniqueMeynardDixey Meet Our Instructors Meet Our Instructors