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! On Food and Cooking
CE-SCI 2027VA, 1 Thurs., 10:00-11:30 am, $20. S Frank
Sec. A: Eggs: Feb. 5. #13302
Sec. B: Sweet Stuff – Natural and Artificial Sweeteners: Mar. 12. #13303
Sec. C: Bread and Butter: Apr. 16. #13304
Sec. D: Drinkables – Water, Milk and Alcoholic Drinks: May 7. #13305
Save $$! Register for all 4 sessions for just $70.

NEW! Judaism and Christianity
CE-PHIL 2018VA, 7 Mon., Jan. 26-Mar. 16 (skip 2/23), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $140. J Coppola. #13299

NEW! Wisdom Books in the Bible
CE-PHIL 2019VA, 7 Fri., Feb. 6-Mar. 27 (skip 2/27), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $140. J Coppola. #13301

NEW! Writers on Writing: Exploring Their Singular Voice
CE-WRITG 2069VA, 1:00-3:00 pm. $25. D Travers.
Sec. A: Jamaica Kincaid, Tues., Feb. 3. #13335
Sec B: Elizabeth Bishop, Tues., Mar. 10. #13336
Sec. C: Grace Paley, Tues., Mar. 31. #13337
Sec. D: Jhumpa Lahiri, Tues., Apr. 28, #13338
Save $$: Register for all 4 sessions for just $80.

NEW! American Paintings of the Civil War
CE-ART 2144VA, 4 Thurs., Mar. 5-26, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $80. C Andersen. #13368

The Seeds of Modernism: From the Renaissance to Contemporary/Post Modern Architecture
CE-HIST 2017VA, 6 Tues., Mar. 17-Apr. 28 (skip 4/7), 1:30-3:30 pm, $120. B Levy. #12860

Painting in the 19th Century-Realism, Romanticism and Impressionism
CE-ART 2124VA, 6 Mon., Mar. 23-Apr. 27, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, $120 each. J Coppola. #13213

Memoir Writing Workshop
CE-WRITG 2049VA, 6 Tues., Jan. 20-Feb. 24, 9:30-11:30 am, $120. J Kreiswirth. #13371

Stretch, Strengthen and Tone
CE-FITNS 2057VA, 6 Mon., Feb. 2-Mar. 9, 1:00-2:30 pm, $90. R Mendel. #13125

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
CE-PRSDV 2105VA, Mon., Feb. 9, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, $20. E Wind. #13223

Mindfulness and Meditation Practice
CE-PRSDV 2042VA, 4 Mon., Feb. 16-Mar. 9, 10:15-11:15 am, $40. E Wind. #13225

CE-FITNS 2000VA, 10:00-11:00 am, PEB-Pool, $70. K Wolak.
Sec. A: 7 Mon., Jan. 26-Mar. 9. #13087
Sec. B: 7 Fri., Jan. 23-Mar. 6. #13088
Sec. C: 7 Mon., Mar. 16-Apr. 27. #13089
Sec. D: 7 Fri., Mar. 13-May 1 (skip 4/3). #13090

Water Healing Exercise Aquatics
CE-FITNS 2040VA, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, PEB-Pool, $70. K Wolak.
Sec. A: 7 Mon., Jan. 26-Mar. 9. #13104
Sec. B: 7 Fri., Jan. 23-Mar. 6. #13105
Sec. C: 7 Mon., Mar. 16-Apr. 27. #13106
Sec. D: 7 Fri., Mar. 13-May 1 (skip 4/3). #13107

See It, Draw It
CE-ART 2055VA, 4 M/W, Feb. 23-Mar. 4, 12:30-3:30 pm, $120. S Rocker. #13372

Drawing Animals
CE-ART 2092VA, M/W, Mar. 16 & 18, 12:30-3:30 pm, $60. S Rocker. #13373

Guitar is Fun!
CE-MUSIC 2057VA, 7 Tues., Feb. 10-Mar. 24, 1:30-2:30 pm, $70. D Moran. #13124

Piano is Fun!
CE-MUSIC 2060VA, 7 Tues., Feb. 10-Mar. 24, 12:15-1:15 pm, $70. D Moran. #13123

Introduction to Winter Birds
CE-SCI 2018VA, 1 Tues., Jan. 27, 9:30-11:00 am, $15. W Chadwick. #13306

Nature Walk
CE-SCI 2026VA, 1 Mon., Apr. 13, 9:30-11:00 am, $15. W Chadwick. #13314

Westchester Wildlife
CE-SCI 2020VA, 2 Wed., Mar. 4 & 11, 9:30-11:00 am, $30. W Chadwick. #13315

Introduction to Birds
CE-SCI 2013VA, 2 Tues., Apr. 20 & 27, 9:30-11:00 am, $30. W Chadwick. #13352

Music in the 19th Century: The Romantics
CE-MUSIC 2023VA, 6 Thurs., Feb. 5-Mar. 12, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $120. R Hallman. #13360

Music in the 19th Century: Part II
CE-MUSIC 2042VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 19-Apr. 30 (skip 4/2), 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $120. R Hallman. #13361

Creative Writing
CE-WRTG 2033VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 19-Apr. 30 (skip 4/2), 1:30-3:30 pm, $120. K Rippstein. #13108

Hot Topics in the News
CE-POLTC 2002VA, 5 Tues., 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $100. V Bonelli.
Sec. A: Feb. 3-Mar. 3. #13075
Sec. B: Mar. 17-Apr. 14. #13080

NEW! Mainstream Sundays
Join us at the college for some fun and interesting Sundays!

Intro to Scrapbooking
CE-CRAFT 2032VA, 1 Sun., Mar. 8, 12:30-3:00 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #13270

Advanced Scrapbooking
CE-CRAFT 2046VA, 1 Sun., May 3, 12:30-3:00 pm, KNC-4, $30 (+ $10 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #13350

Mah Jongg for Beginners
CE-HOBBY 2002VA, 6 Sun., Mar. 15-May 3 (skip 3/29 & 4/5), 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, meet in GTW-LOBBY by the Café. $115. S Frank. #13271

Mah Jongg Sundays
CE-HOBBY 2009VA, 6 Sun., Mar. 15-May 3 (skip 3/29 & 4/5), 2:30-4:30 pm, meet in GTW-LOBBY by the Café. $115. S Frank. #13272

Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own True Self
Part 1: Relax Profoundly, Not Temporarily:
CE-PRSDV 2023VA, 1 Sun., Apr. 12, 2:30-4:00 pm, $25. #13273
Part 2: Beyond Relaxation to Full Aliveness: CE-HLTH 2004VA, 3 Sun., Apr. 19-May 3, 2:30-4:00 pm, $60. A Rosenberg & M Wilgermein. #13274

Paris: City of Light
CE-CULTR 2026VA, 4 Sun., Apr. 12-May 3, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $125. D Fruci. #13275

History of Baseball’s National League
CE-HIST 2046VA, 4 Sun., Mar. 8-29, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-5, $125. D Fruci. #13351


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: 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, Tues., Apr. 21, 3:00-5:00 pm, $20. G Goldstein. #13342

NEW! Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program
Have you thought about becoming a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant? Westchester Community College is now offering a 100-hour program that can help students prepare for the nationally-recognized Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Exam (CMAA) offered through the National Healthcareer Association. This program will teach students about the administrative procedures and knowledge needed to work in a variety of healthcare settings. The program will include practical, real world training that will be needed to work with patients, medical records, finances and medical ethics and terminology. Classes will take place starting March 2, 2015, both daytime and evening options at the Valhalla campus.  Cost: $1,000 + $13 student fee + textbooks. Classes are limited to 16 students. 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 next session will be held in Fall 2015. 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 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.
Spring Collegium begins in April
For more information about the Spring 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