Mainstream is an innovator in exciting educational programming and career change options designed for adults 50 and older. These affordable courses are tailored to meet the needs of mature adults. Additional information about courses and programs can be found at, by calling the Mainstream office at 914-606-6793 or by emailing

Mainstream classes meet in the Knollwood Center, unless otherwise noted.

NEW! Architecture of the Roman Empire and the Early and Late Medieval Periods
CE-HIST 2036VA, 6 Tues., Oct. 7-Nov. 18 (skip 11/4), 1:30-3:30 pm, $120. B Levy. #83627

NEW! Art Tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
CE-ART 2137VA, 1 Fri., 11:00 am-3:00 pm, $40 each. J Coppola.
Sec. A: Oct. 17. #83618
Sec. B: Nov. 14. #83619
Sec. C: Dec. 5. #83620

Register for all three tour dates for only $102.
Savings will reflect when your course fees are calculated after enrolling.

NEW! Buddhism: Taking it to the Next Level
CE-PHIL 2016VA, 6 Fri., Sept. 5-Oct. 10, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $120. J Coppola. #83621

NEW! The Lives of the Apostles
CE-PHIL 2017VA, 7 Mon., Oct. 13-Nov. 24, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $140. J Coppola. #83687

NEW! Memoir Writing Workshop
CE-WRITG 2049VA, 6 Tues., Oct. 14-Nov. 18, 9:30-11:30 am, $120. J Kreiswirth. #83622

NEW! Stretch, Strengthen and Tone
CE-FITNS 2057VA, 6 Mon., Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 1:00-2:30 pm, $90. R Mendel. #83624

NEW! Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
CE-PRSDV 2015VA, Thurs., Oct. 2, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, $20. E Schwebel. #83994

NEW! Mindfulness and Meditation Practice
CE-PRSDV 2042VA, 4 Thurs., Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 10:15-11:15 am, $40. E Schwebel. #83805

CE-FITNS 2000VA, 10:00-11:00 am, PEB-Pool, $70. K Wolak.
Sec. A: 7 Mon., Sept. 8-Oct. 20. #83413
Sec. B: 7 Mon., Oct. 27-Dec. 8. #83414
Sec. C: 7 Fri., Sept. 5-Oct.17. #83415
Sec. D: 7 Fri., Oct. 24-Dec.12 (skip 11/28). #83416

Water Healing Exercise Aquatics
CE-FITNS 2040VA, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, PEB-Pool, $70. K Wolak.
Sec. A: 7 Mon., Sept. 8-Oct. 20. #83432
Sec. B: 7 Mon., Oct. 27-Dec. 8. #83433
Sec. C: 7 Fri., Sept. 5-Oct.17. #83434
Sec. D: 7 Fri., Oct. 24-Dec.12 (skip 11/28). #83435

Zumba Gold for Seniors
CE-FITNS 2028VA, 6 Mon., Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 10:00-11:00 am, $60. M Lockwood. #83401

Guitar is Fun!
CE-MUSIC 2057VA, 7 Tues., Sept. 16-Oct. 28, 1:30-2:30 pm, $70. D Moran. #83404

Guitar is Fun: Next Steps!
CE-MUSIC 2058VA, 7 Tues., Nov. 4-Dec. 16, 1:30-2:30 pm, $70. D Moran. #83406

Piano is Fun!
CE-MUSIC 2060VA, 7 Tues., Sept. 16-Oct. 28, 12:15-1:15 pm, $70. D Moran. #83403

Piano is Fun: Next Steps!
CE-MUSIC 2061VA, 7 Tues., Nov. 4-Dec. 16, 12:15-1:15 pm, $70. D Moran. #83405

NEW! Fall Nature Walk
CE-SCI 2026VA, Wed., Oct. 29, 9:30-11:30 am, $20. W Chadwick. #83625

NEW! Nature in Winter
CE-SCI 2025VA, Wed., Dec. 3, 9:30-11:00 am, $15. W Chadwick. #83626

Westchester Wildlife
CE-SCI 2020VA, 2 Fri., Sept. 19 & 26, 9:30-11:00 am, $30. W Chadwick. #83409

Introduction to Birds
CE-SCI 2013VA, 2 Tues., Sept. 30 & Oct. 7, 9:30-11:00 am, $30. W Chadwick. #83410

Release the Artist in You
CE-ART 2065VA, M/W, Nov. 17 &19, 12:30-3:30 pm, $60. S Rocker. #83411

Still Life Drawing
CE-ART 2126VA, M/W, Sept. 29 & Oct. 1, 12:30-3:30 pm, $60. S Rocker. #83412

World Music
CE-MUSIC 2055VA, 6 Tues., Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 2:00-4:00 pm, $120. S Volpe. #83408

Classical Classics
CE-MUSIC 2009VA, 6 Thurs., Oct. 9-Nov. 13, 10:00-12:00 noon, $120. R Hallman. #83407

The Best American Short Stories of the Century
CE-LIT 2020VA, 6 Thurs., Sept. 4-Oct. 16 (skip 9/25), 1:00-3:00 pm, $120. T Meltzer. #83402

Creative Writing
CE-WRTG 2033VA, 6 Thurs., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 1:30-3:30 pm, $120. K Rippstein. #83399

Estates, Trusts and Taxes
CE-FIN 2001VA, 3 M/T/Th, Nov. 10-Nov. 13, 1:00-3:00 pm, $60. M Richman. #83400

Hot Topics in the News
CE-POLTC 2002VA, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $100. V Bonelli.
Sec. A: 5 Tues., Sept. 16-Oct. 14. #83688
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Oct. 21-Nov. 18. #83689

The Center for the Mature Worker
The Center for the Mature Worker assists adults 50 and older who are looking to change careers, upgrade their skills, or start their own businesses. Courses are designed to help participants gain the skills needed to successfully compete in today’s job market.

A New Direction in a Changing World
Are you looking for a new career or feeling stuck in your current job? Are you considering an Encore Career or making a meaningful change? Join us to analyze your interests, transferable skills, and values by completing the SDS Interest Inventory. Increase an understanding of your options and develop a targeted plan. Led by Gloria Goldstein, nationally certified career counselor who specializes in Encore Careers. For more information, call 914-606-6535 or email
CE-CRXPL 2009VA, 2 Thurs., Oct. 16 & 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, 6:00-8:00 pm, $40 (+ $10 materials fee, payable to instructor). G Goldstein. #83954

A New Direction in a Changing World: Individual Sessions
Meet individually with Gloria Goldstein to further explore, clarify, and generate your personal career plan. A one-hour session is $90. To schedule your appointment, call 914-606-6535 or email

Effective Interviewing Skills
CE-JBPRP 2029VA, 1 Thurs., Nov. 6, 2:30-4:30 pm, $20. G Goldstein. #83979

NEW! Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical administrative assistants work in a variety of medical settings such as physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, research laboratories, public health departments, and health maintenance organizations. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA) offered by the NHA. Classes begin Oct., 2014. For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email

Health Information Technology

Westchester Community College’s non-credit training program is designed to meet the nation’s emerging need for health information technology professionals. The Fall class meets Sept. 6 through Dec. 20, Mon., 6:00-9:00 pm and Sat., 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Tuition is $1,600. Participants must have a background in healthcare or information technology to qualify. To find out how you could make a leap into this new career, visit or email

Operation Talent Bank: Job Search Skills & Computer Training
Designed for mature adults who are actively looking for work. Includes 15 hours of job search skills (resume writing, interviewing skills, self-assessment, and job search strategies) and 15 hours of computer training in Excel and PowerPoint. This program is sponsored by the Women’s Research and Education Fund in partnership with the Westchester County Office for Women. Cost: $30. For more information or to find out if you qualify, call 914-606-6659 or email

COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning
COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning is a membership organization created in 2004 to combine serious study and social exchange. Each COLLEGIUM semester features a different array of courses in the arts and sciences, all led by exceptional volunteers. Some leaders are veterans of the classroom, and some are professionals sharing their expertise for the first time. Participants are encouraged to engage in classroom discussion, and the schedule allows for informal discussion between sessions and during breaks.
Fall Collegium begins in October
For more information about the Fall program, please call 914-606-6748 or visit COLLEGIUM is a membership organization and has a limited capacity. Current members receive priority registration; new members are welcome.

For course details and a complete list of courses, or to request a Mainstream brochure, call 914-606-6793, email or visit