Roudenbush Sponsor of the Year
Welcome to Westford!
The Artist Gallery at Roudenbush
Calling All Artists
Artists come to Roudenbush to showcase your artwork! Exhibits run monthly, and include an opening reception. Work is viewed daily by the public and programs running in the Art Gallery space.

For information on displaying your work, please contact Cindy at: cbernstein@roudenbush.org, or call (978)692-5511 X250.
Red Jacket Resorts
Resort Promotions in NH and Cape Cod.
Mention Roudenbush at any Red Jacket Resort and receive the free breakfast Promotion!
Online Classes
 



Email Newsletter sign-up
For Email Newsletters you can trust

List of Adult Classes
All Personal Enrichment Adult Classes
New!   5 KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS
Instructor: Terri Currier, CPT, EFT-L3
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E13988 Mar 18 (Sat) 9:00 am-11:30 am $32/$29
Are you tired of struggling to lose weight and keep it off? Do you long to be free of food cravings and stress-driven eating? Do you want the slimmer body, increased energy and improved well-being that can accompany healthy weight loss? Attend this seminar and learn eating strategies and mind-body techniques that will help you end your struggle with food and weight.

This seminar will end with a group hypnosis session, utilizing the incredible power of the sub-conscious mind to make deep and lasting healthy lifestyle changes. Please bring a mat, blanket, and pillow for comfort.





About the Instructor:
Weight Loss Coach Terry L Currier author of Waist Management - provides information, motivation, tools and techniques for those who long to end their struggle with food and weight. As a personal trainer, wellness coach, hypnotherapist, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioner, she has combined her extensive knowledge and experience in the fitness industry with her training in alternative therapies to create a powerful, effective weight loss program.

Testimonials from past participants:
I can't believe it but, since attending Terry's seminar, food no longer holds the pull that it did. I can walk by chocolate and ice cream without caving in to it, without feeling an agonizing struggle or denial. And I can even take a bite of chocolate without needing more. Food is no longer for comfort, bingeing, and self-loathing. It is just food.
Thank you so much. Elaine A.

Terry's program exceeded my expectation. The information and EFT technique were valuable new learning. I am happy to have a remedy to interrupt my dysfunctional behavior.
Thank you! Ellen H.


New!   ADVANCED SHAMANIC JOURNEYING
Instructor: Brad Hudson
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14102 Mar 9 (Thur) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $47/$44
Come enjoy fun and profound journeys beyond space and time! Visit ancient civilizations! Meet famous people throughout history! For those who want to experience more of the magic of shamanic journeying. Please bring a mat to lie on, eye covering/bandana, and a notebook and pen. Prerequisite- Upper and Lower World Classes. Optional items: lightweight blanket, pillow.
New!   CLASSICAL VOICE CLASS (Teen-Adult)
Instructor: Jeanne Masterman
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14198 May 2-May 30 (5 Tue) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $103/$100
This class is for people who have taken Jeanne's other classes or have some sort of background in singing, either through lessons or a chorus. Repertoire will be light classical piece. All materials will be provided by the instructor. Emphasis will be on developing better breath control, tone quality, range extension, flexibility and text interpretation. Theory will be included, as will basic keyboard skills.

About the instructor:
Jeanne Masterman holds a bachelor of music degree from University of Mass., Lowell.
A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she has been teaching students of all ages in classes and privately for 25 years. She has taken graduate courses and attended many workshops.
CONTINUING K9 NOSE WORK
Instructor: Kathy Austin KPA, CTP, CNWI, ATDI
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14045 Feb 10-Mar 17 (6 Fri) 7:45 pm-8:45 pm $143/$140
RCC-E14046 Apr 21-May 26 (6 Fri) 7:45 pm-8:45 pm $143/$140
Building upon the foundation skills learned in the Intro to K9 Nose Work class, Continuing Nose Work exposes teams to a wider array of search scenarios, including exteriors, containers, and vehicles. For those teams ready to start on odor, we will focus on teaching the dogs to search for a trained target odor (birch) and building odor obedience. We will discuss the use and handling of odor and revisit some of the exercises in the introduction classes as an aid in imprinting odor. Handlers will continue to learn valuable techniques for supporting their dogs during searches, as well as beginning to understand how odor and odor movement can be affected by the environment and the handler team.





Prerequisites: 6-12 weeks of Intro to K9 Nose Work, equivalent classes, or permission of the instructor.

About the instructor:
Kathy Austin, KPA CTP, CNWI, ATDI became interested in dog sports as a way to continue training with her dog when traditional obedience classes were not the right fit. Kathy and her dog have trained in agility, rally obedience and Wag It Games. Kathy and Clancy became involved in K9 Nose Work shortly after the sport migrated to the East Coast in 2010. In 2012, Kathy became a partner at Dogs' Learning Center, and started assisting her instructor with K9 Nose Work classes. She began instructing in 2013, as well as continuing to learn about K9 Nose Work through participation in trials, seminars, workshops, and camps. Kathy is in the process of completing the Certified Nose Work Instructor program, instructs multiple K9 Nose Work classes at her facility in Hudson, MA, and is actively training and competing with Clancy. Kathy is also just beginning Nose Work journey with her new dog, Pippi. "I love watching and learning from dogs simply doing what they do best. It is pure joy for the dogs and for people." Email Kathy at kathy@traindlc.com.

New!   FAMILY MAPLE SUGARING WORKSHOP
Instructor: Rachel Goclawski
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14015 Mar 24 (Fri) 6:30 pm-8:00 pm $28/$25 family registration
Learn to tap a tree and make your own maple syrup! Maple syrup is a healthy sweetener, more nutritious than honey, make some together with your family in this fun workshop, which includes: Interactive and visual presentation for tree identification and Sugaring process, tool-touch, Tap a tree!, What is sap? a Kinesthetic learning lesson, Native American Sugaring Legend, Sugaring History and nutrition facts, sap and syrup-tastings on fresh, warm waffle wedges. See sap evaporate, rate different syrups, handouts and recipes. Children as young a 6 are welcome accompanied by family.

About the instructor:
Rachel Goclawski is a Wild Foods Foraging Guide, Forage-to-Table Programming Partner with the Museum of Natural History, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Scouts of Eastern MA. She is a Massachusetts Certified Educator, Certified IT Trainer, and US Army Civilian. Visit her facebook for Forage to Table tips and other sustainable skills posts: www.facebook.com/cookingwithmrsg

New!   GUIDED MEDITATION: EXPLORE & JOURNAL
Instructor: Bllu Catalano
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14298 Mar 6-Mar 27 (4 Mon) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $55/$52
Participants will be guided via meditation and vocal prompts on a journey into their imagination and psyche. Class will begin with relaxation techniques, then transition to the guided portion. The final stage will provide time for reflection, journaling and, if desired, discussion and sharing. These meditations are completely voluntary, safe, and conscious. They are designed to provide relaxation and reflection.

About the Instructor Bllu Catalano:
I have been an educator and community organizer for over twenty years. My career has been focused on adult, family and alternative education. My field of study has been holistic and alternative culture: history, arts, meditation, natural living, and whole-person education. I'm committed to continuing growth and learning for myself and others. I received my Bachelors from Emerson in Mass communication. I also hold Massachusetts adult education certification and an interior design certificate from New England Institute of Art, where I specialized in green living. I have studied women's history in depth, and for over twenty years helped facilitate women's art, history and spirituality groups, such as Cakes for the Queen of Heaven. I'm deeply interested in humanistic and meditative practice. I have practiced meditation for over 25 years, following leaders such as Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carol Anthony, and Kripualu yoga methods. I led an Earth-Based spirituality group from 2012 to 2015 and have had the privilege of facilitating ritual ceremonies such as the Solstices and Coming of Age. I'm especially interested in building family spirituality and ritual practices. I began leading guided meditations ten years ago.
GUITAR WORKSHOP
Instructor: Darlene Bailey
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14049 Apr 6 (Thur) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm $38/$35
This is a great workshop for beginners and those who have previously played but need a refresher. We'll dive in with guitar playing basics such as tuning, playing posture & holding the pick, followed by popular chords & rhythms and wrapping it all up with several class songs. Bring guitar fully stringed & tuned.
HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS
Instructor: Brad Hudson
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14188 Apr 6 (Thur) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $50/$47
Learn about the Laws of the Universe and how to use them to your advantage to improve your life! Learn how your thoughts are things. Manifest what you really want from life. Decide what you want from life and let the Universe take care of the "hows". Learn how your past and your thoughts shape your reality and how to turn this to your benefit. Use a simple method to get rid of those pesky movies from your past that play over and over in your head. Get into the flow of the universe and experience its magic!
New!   INTRO TO K9 NOSE WORK LEVEL 1
Instructor: Kathy Austin KPA, CTP, CNWI, ATDI
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14043 Feb 10-Mar 17 (6 Fri) 6:30 pm-7:30 pm $143/$140
RCC-E14044 Apr 21-May 26 (6 Fri) 6:30 pm-7:30 pm $143/$140
Your dog has an amazing nose! This class offers an introduction to the exciting dog sport of K9 Nose Work. Based on professional detection dog training techniques, K9 Nose Work is fun for dogs of all breeds, ages and personalities. In the foundation course, we reconnect with your dog's innate abilities to sniff and to hunt through a series of exercises designed to develop independent hunting and problem solving skills. At the same time, you will begin to develop your skills as a handler by observing your dog's behavior while they are working scent. Rewarding at source, odor movement, odor cones, hide placement strategy, and other foundation concepts will be discussed. K9 Nose Work classes are a great way to offer your dog both physical and mental stimulation, and it's a game you and your dog can play for life!



Pre-requisite: No previous training is required. However, as all dogs search independently your dog will have to wait away from the search area when not working. You may bring a crate or leave your dog in your car. Crates may be covered or kept behind a barrier and will never have a line of sight to the search area.

About the Instructor:
Kathy Austin, KPA CTP, CNWI, ATDI became interested in dog sports as a way to continue training with her dog when traditional obedience classes were not the right fit. Kathy and her dog have trained in agility, rally obedience and Wag It Games. Kathy and Clancy became involved in K9 Nose Work shortly after the sport migrated to the East Coast in 2010. In 2012, Kathy became a partner at Dogs' Learning Center, and started assisting her instructor with K9 Nose Work classes. She began instructing in 2013, as well as continuing to learn about K9 Nose Work through participation in trials, seminars, workshops, and camps. Kathy is in the process of completing the Certified Nose Work Instructor program, instructs multiple K9 Nose Work classes at her facility in Hudson, MA, and is actively training and competing with Clancy. Kathy is also just beginning Nose Work journey with her new dog, Pippi. "I love watching and learning from dogs simply doing what they do best. It is pure joy for the dogs and for people." Email Kathy at kathy@traindlc.com.
INTRODUCTION TO GOLF
Instructor: Staff from Barrie Bruce Golf Schools
Location: Billerica Country Club, 51 Baldwin Road
RCC-E14363 BA April 8-May 6 (5 Sat) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14364 BB April 9-May 7 (5 Sun) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14367 BC April 10-May 8 (5 Mon) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14368 BD April 11-May 9 (5 Tues) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14369 BE April 13-May 11 (5 Thur) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14371 BF May 1-May 29 (5 Mon) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14373 BG May 3-May 31 (5 Wed) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14374 BH May 27-June 24 (5 Sat) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14375 BI May 29-June 26 (5 Mon) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14376 BJ May 30-June 27 (5 Tues) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14377 BK May 31-June 28 (5 Wed) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14378 BL July 10-Aug 7 (5 Mon) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14379 BM July 11-Aug 8 (5 Tues) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14380 BN July 12-Aug 9 (5 Wed) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14381 BP July 13-Aug 10 (5 Thur) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14382 BQ July 16-Aug 13 (5 Sun) 11:30 am-12:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14383 BR Sept 9-Oct 7 (5 Sat) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14384 BS Sept 10-Oct 8 (5 Sun) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14385 BT Sept 11-Oct 9 (5 Mon) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14386 BU Sept 13-Oct 11 (5 Wed) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
Never held a golf club? Never hit a golf ball? Is your "golf experience" limited to mini-golf? Our Intro to Golf program is designed for the new-to-the-game golfer with little (or no) golf experience? Basic fundamentals of the game are taught in a relaxed, stress-free clinic-style setting. The program consists of five (5) one-hour lessons, spaced one week apart. Equipment and practice balls will be provided as needed. All you need to bring is a "pair of sneakers and a good attitude."
INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANIC HEALING
Instructor: Brad Hudson
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14186 Mar 14 (Tue) 6:30 pm-9:30 pm $70/$67
Are you interested in alternative healing modalities? Come learn the healing knowledge we all shared in ancient times- anyone can do it! All illness originates in the spirit body and then manifests in the physical body. Learn to identify and remove illness from the spirit body with the assistance of your Power Animal. Learn shamanic power healing and shamanic extraction techniques you can use every day at home on friends and family. Pre-requisites: Intro to Shamanic Journeying Part 1 & 2. Taught by Brad "Little Frog" Hudson, Westford.

New!   INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANIC JOURNEYING PART I - THE LOWER WORLD
Instructor: Brad Hudson
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14095 Mar 7 (Tue) 6:30 pm-9:30 pm $47/$44
RCC-E14096 Apr 4 (Tue) 6:30 pm-9:30 pm $47/$44
Come tap into the knowledge of the Universe! No special skills required- anyone can do it! Shamanic journeying has been used for tens of thousands of years to work with compassionate helping spirits in "non-ordinary" reality to answer questions, receive insights, and heal others. Learn how to journey to the Lower World and find your Power Animal. Receive teachings and answers to your questions from your Power Animal. Must bring: mat to lie on, blindfold/bandana, notebook and pen. Optional: Pillow, light blanket. Drumming CDs will be available for home journey use for $10. No prerequisites. Taught by Brad "Little Frog" Hudson, Westford.
New!   INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANIC JOURNEYING PART 2 - THE UPPER WORLD
Instructor: Brad Hudson
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14099 Mar 8 (Wed) 6:30 pm-9:30 pm $47/$44
RCC-E14100 Apr 5 (Wed) 6:30 pm-9:30 pm $47/$44
In this class we build upon the skills learned in journeying to the Lower World. Learn how to journey to the Upper World and find your teacher in human form. Receive teachings and answers to your questions from your teacher. Must bring: mat to lie on, blindfold/bandana, notebook and pen. Optional: pillow, light blanket. Pre-requisite: Intro to Shamanic Journeying Part l - The Lower World.
New!   LIFE EXPLORED
Instructor: Jonathan Romig
Location: Cornerstone Congregational Church, 32 Graniteville Rd
RCC-E14278 Feb 1-Mar 15 (7 Wed) 7:00 pm-8:30 pm $8/$5
We all want to be happy. Why is lasting happiness so hard to find? Life Explored is an expose of the little gods that promise us so much happiness, yet deliver so little. As this class explores the Bible story (creation, fall, redemption, new creation), Life Explored shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person, Jesus Christ. The best gift God can give us is himself.
New!   MEDITATION PRACTICE FOR THE PRESCHOOLER & CAREGIVER
Instructor: Bllu Catalano
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14293 Mar 6-Mar 27 (4 Mon) 10:00 am-11:15 am $78/$75
If you are home with little ones and interested in practicing mindfulness techniques like yoga and meditation, this class will give you the opportunity to take needed R&R time for yourself and your pre-schooler. Even better, your connection to your children is the best mindfulness technique you can find! These classes will show you how your connection with your children can help you focus on peace and joy. Also, as soon as they can walk, kids can be guided into learning ways to reduce stress and find calm that will assist them as they grow and learn. This class can provide a great foundation for you both!


About the Instructor Bllu Catalano:
I have been an educator and community organizer for over twenty years. My career has been focused on adult, family and alternative education. My field of study has been holistic and alternative culture: history, arts, meditation, natural living, and whole-person education. I'm committed to continuing growth and learning for myself and others. I received my Bachelors from Emerson in Mass communication. I also hold Massachusetts adult education certification and an interior design certificate from New England Institute of Art, where I specialized in green living. I have studied women's history in depth, and for over twenty years helped facilitate women's art, history and spirituality groups, such as Cakes for the Queen of Heaven. I'm deeply interested in humanistic and meditative practice. I have practiced meditation for over 25 years, following leaders such as Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carol Anthony, and Kripualu yoga methods. I led an Earth-Based spirituality group from 2012 to 2015 and have had the privilege of facilitating ritual ceremonies such as the Solstices and Coming of Age. I'm especially interested in building family spirituality and ritual practices. I began leading guided meditations ten years ago.
OBEDIENCE DOG TRAINING LEVEL 1
Instructor: Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Dog Training
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14151 AM Class! Mar 2-Apr 13 (6 Thur, EX 3/30) 11:45 am-12:45 pm $143/$140
Start your dog on the path to better manners, stronger attention, and a deeper relationship with you. Using positive reinforcement training via a marker signal (clicker) and the principles of classical and operant conditioning, we introduce basic cues such as sit, down, hand targeting, stay, come, and loose leash walking, plus strengthen the foundation behaviors of attention, impulse control (not jumping, barking, pulling, nipping, or chewing), trades, and leave it. We teach you to motivate your dog by turning training into a game enjoyed by all. For dogs of all ages that are dog and people friendly.



Equipment: flat buckle or martingale collar, 4-6' leash, harness, head collar allowed. Please contact Lisa directly at lisa@fingersandpaws.com if you have questions about your dog attending class. Private lessons at Roudenbush are also available.

Materials fee of $10 due to instructor on the first night of class, cash only please, to cover clickers, handouts, book. Watch for welcome email prior to first night for tips on how to prepare for class; contact Lisa or RCC office if you have not received within 24 hours of start time.

About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs' emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.

To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com
New!   OBEDIENCE DOG TRAINING LEVEL 2
Instructor: Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Dog Training
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14084 Feb 15-Mar 22 (6 Wed) 7:30 pm-8:30 pm $143/$140
RCC-E14085 Apr 5-May 10 (6 Wed) 7:30 pm-8:30 pm $143/$140
Learn new skills and take the skills you learned in the introductory class to the next level, a dog you can enjoy being with anywhere, not just in the house! Variables are manipulated to improve dog's and human's fluency of cues and skills already taught. Additional skills are geared toward the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, such as sit for greetings and petting, stand for care handling, walking through a crowd.



For dogs of all ages that are dog and people friendly and have successfully completed a Level 1 class here or elsewhere using positive reinforcement. Dog should be able to keep reasonable attention on owner and perform a few known cues upon request at first class. Equipment: flat buckle or martingale collar, 4-6' leash, harness, head collar allowed. Please contact Lisa directly at lisa@fingersandpaws.com if you have questions about your dog attending class. Private lessons at Roudenbush are also available.

Materials fee of $5 due to instructor on first night of class, cash only please. Bring mat, treats, clickers, and whatever you need to help your dog settle between exercises.

About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs' emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.
To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com
New!   REIKI LEVEL 1
Instructor: Denise Gilbert
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14359 May 6 (Sat) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $153/$150
This one day class is the beginning of Reiki Training. You will learn what Reiki is and its many healthful benefits. The training consists of discussion, Reiki level 1 initiation and hands-on practice. You will learn to give Reiki to yourself, your family and friends. A Reiki notebook and certificate endorsed by the Reiki Professional Association will be provided. Tea, fruit juice, bottled water and light snacks are also provided. Please bring your own lunch.

About the instructor:
Denise Gilbert is a certified Reiki Master Teacher studied in the Usui System of Reiki Healing. She is registered in the International Association of Reiki Professionals and is presently part of the Reiki team providing service to patients at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. She has a professional practice at Be Well and Beyond Inc., a holistic Health care center in Acton, MA. Denise gives talks, demonstrations and Reiki clinics believing strongly that the many benefits of Reiki should be widely known.
New!   RUNES: AN EXPLORATION
Instructor: Bllu Catalano
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14300 Apr 20 (Thur) 7:00 pm-8:30 pm $32/$29
This class is for anyone interested in the ancient art of runic writing. We will take a tour of the history of runes, where they were employed and why. We will delve into the major runic alphabets and their meanings, as well as their symbolism. Runes were used for scribing as well as divination up until this century, and we will explore their use in readings. The last part of the class will assist participants in creating their own personal rune to take home.

About the Instructor Bllu Catalano:
After receiving my Bachelors from Emerson in mass communication, I went on to attain Massachusetts adult education certification and interior design certification from New England Institute of Art. I have studied women's history in depth, and for over twenty years helped facilitate women's art, history and spirituality groups, such as Cakes for the Queen of Heaven. I'm deeply interested in humanistic and meditative practice and have practiced meditation for over 25 years. I led an Earth-Based spirituality group from 2012 to 2015 and have had the privilege of facilitating ritual ceremonies such as the Solstices and Coming of Age. I've focused my history studies on Viking history for over ten years, and have researched all aspects of runic scripts from the range of Northern European cultures. I am knowledgeable about the Viking gods, culture, migration and settlement as well as women's roles. Whether you are interested in history, warding, divination or getting a cool tattoo, learning about runes will provide an interesting foundation.
SINGING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ASKED NOT TO (Teen-Adult)
Instructor: Jeanne Masterman
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14196 Feb 28-Apr 25 (8 Tue, ex 4/18) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $123/$120
This is for people who want to feel more confident singing in church, other groups, or just for fun. Open to high school students and adults. The last 15 minutes will be set aside for a mini-private lesson. Students can sign up for private coaching the week before by e-mail. Students who have taken this course but wish to repeat it are welcome. Emphasis will be on improving pitch accuracy, tone quality, and range. $10 material fee will be collected by instructor at the first class. It's never too late to find your voice.

About the instructor:
Jeanne Masterman holds a bachelor of music degree from University of Mass., Lowell.
A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she has been teaching students of all ages in classes and privately for 25 years. She has taken graduate courses and attended many workshops.

New!   SMART PUPPY DOG TRAINING (Under 15 Mo.)
Instructor: Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Training
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14081 Feb 15-Mar 22 (6 Wed) 6:15 pm-7:15 pm $143/$140
RCC-E14358 AM Class! Feb 16-Apr 6 (6 Thur EX. 2/ 23, 3/30) 10:30 am-11:30 pm $143/$140
RCC-E14082 Apr 5-May 10 (6 Wed) 6:15 pm-7:15 pm $143/$140
Age-appropriate basic obedience for dogs under 15 months old and up to date on vaccinations. For dogs that are dog and people friendly. Obedience with a focus on how to survive your dog's adolescence! Start/continue your pup on the path to better manners, stronger attention, and a deeper relationship with you. We work on basic cues such as sit, down, hand targeting, stay, come, and loose leash walking, plus strengthen basic manners useful for everyday life. Learn to motivate your dog by turning training into a game enjoyed by all!

Equipment: flat buckle or martingale collar, 4-6' leash, harness, head collar allowed. Please contact Lisa directly at lisa@fingersandpaws.com if you have questions about your dog attending class. Private lessons at Roudenbush are also available.

Materials fee of $10 due to instructor on the first night of class, cash only please, to cover clickers, handouts, etc. Watch for welcome email prior to first night for tips on how to prepare for class; contact Lisa or RCC office if you have not received within 24 hours of start time.

About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs' emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.
To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com
New!   SOCIAL PUPPY 1 DOG TRAINING (Puppies Under 16 Weeks)
Instructor: Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Dog Training
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14077 Feb 1-Feb 22 (4 Wed) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $93/$90
RCC-E14078 Mar 1-Mar 22 (4 Wed) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $93/$90
RCC-E14220 AM Class! Mar 2-Mar 23 (4 Thur) 9:15 am-10:15 am $93/$90
RCC-E14079 Apr 5-Apr 26 (4 Wed) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $93/$90
RCC-E14088 AM Class! Apr 6-May 4 (4 Thur, Ex 4/20) 9:15 am-10:15 am $93/$90
For puppies under 16 weeks old by the start of class (under 20 weeks for small breeds) who have started on a vaccination protocol.

Build your dog's overall confidence in the world around them, social skills with dogs and people, and trust in you through positive training games and off-leash play. Get answers to basic care and foundation training questions. Curriculum is flexible to meet the needs of those attending class but includes how to handle puppy nipping, jumping, house- and chew-training; reading body language; evaluating puppy play; and more. This is a critical period in the formation of your dogs outlook on life! Go to www.fingersandpaws.com for a link to a position paper on the importance of puppy socialization by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.





Equipment: flat buckle or martingale collar, 4-6' leash, harness, head collar allowed. Please contact Lisa directly at lisa@fingersandpaws.com if you have questions about your dog attending class. Private lessons at Roudenbush are also available.

Materials fee of $10 due to instructor on the first night of class, cash only please, to cover clickers, handouts, etc. Watch for welcome email prior to first night for tips on how to prepare for class; contact Lisa or RCC office if you have not received within 24 hours of start time.

About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs' emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.

To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). As a parent myself, my roles both as a dog trainer and a parent educator are equally important to me. My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.

To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com
New!   SOCIAL PUPPY 2 DOG TRAINING (Puppies 4-6 Mo.)
Instructor: Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Dog Training
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14221 AM Class! Mar 2-Mar 23 (4 Thur) 9:15 am-10:15 am $93/$90
RCC-E14115 AM Class! Apr 6-May 4 (4 Thur, Ex 4/20) 10:30 am-11:30 am $93/$90
For puppies 4-6 months old (9 months for small breeds) by the start of class who maintain a vaccination protocol.

Continue to work on skills started in Social Puppy 1 or get started ASAP now that puppy has entered early adolescence! Particular attention will be paid to reading body language, evaluating play, and knowing how and when to interrupt and manage off-leash play. Curriculum is flexible to meet the needs of those attending class but includes foundation skills such as targeting, attention, calm, offering behaviors, and settle TACOS!

Equipment: flat buckle or martingale collar, 4-6' leash, harness, head collar allowed. Please contact Lisa directly at lisa@fingersandpaws.com if you have questions about your dog attending class. Private lessons at Roudenbush are also available.



Materials fee of $10 due to instructor on the first night of class, cash only please, to cover clickers, handouts, book. Watch for welcome email prior to first night for tips on how to prepare for class; contact Lisa or RCC office if you have not received within 24 hours of start time.

About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs' emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.

To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com
WHISPERS FROM HEAVEN
Hosted by: Andrea Allen
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14117 Mar 31 (Fri) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $55/$52
Reconnect with your loved ones in spirit as Andrea Allen, internationally recognized healing psychic medium delivers 2 hours of messages from audience member's loved ones and illustrates how we are all connected in the spirit world and that love never dies. Following the Galley Reading, Andrea will be available to answer questions from audience members. Note: Readings are guided by spirit, there is no guarantee all participants will be read. To protect privacy of all participants, no taping of session allowed.
THE NEXT STEP GOLF PROGRAM
Instructor: Staff from Barrie Bruce Golf Schools
Billerica Country Club, 51 Baldwin Road
RCC-E14387 NSA April 12-May 3 (4 Wed.) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14388 NSB April 16-May 7 (4 Sun) 10:00 am-11:00 am $182/$179
RCC-E14389 NSC May 9-May 30 (4 Tues) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14390 NSD May 19-June 9 (4 Fri) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14391 NSE June 6-June 26 (4 Mon) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14392 NSF July 10-July 31 (4 Mon) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14393 NSG July 27-Aug 17 (4 Thurs) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14394 NSH Sept 12-Oct 3 (4 Tues) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14395 NSJ Sept 14-Oct 5 (4 Thurs) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
This program is the perfect next step after Intro to Golf. The program consists of four lessons spaced a week apart and will focus on ball striking skills: irons, hybrids and woods (tee and fairway shots). One of the lessons will be out on the golf course addressing pitching and sand trap shots. Clubs will be provided if needed. This is a one hour class. *Prereq: Intro to Golf or 1 year course play.
RETURN TO TOP OF PAGE