The Educational Forum provides an opportunity for the LGBTIQ community to take part in enrichment sessions that vary in depth and interest. Past offerings have included: Practical Spanish, Writers’ Workshop, Men’s Massage Clinic, A Guide to Financial & Estate Planning, and many more. Sessions are run periodically. Signup for the Pride Center e-news to learn about new sessions.
Yoga for Women
Instructor Steven Russell (DYRT) Thursday, June 28, 2012/ 7:30 – 9/Room 1
All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and a hand towel. Find a body of vibrant health, a mind free from restlessness, and a soul that radiantly sings through yoga. This class will combine working with breathe, vibration, concentration, and movement. . Email email@example.com for more information. $3 p/p Please pay instructor.
First Time Home Buying
Instructor Amed Din, NJ Licensed Real Estate Agent Wed. May 23, 2012/7:30-8:30pm Room 2
This is a “MUST ATTEND” session if you’re a first time home buyer! Expect a discussion on how to save for that first home. Improving your credit scores, understanding what “TLC” means when viewing fixer uppers and homes in need of some repair, the importance of a home inspection, attorneys , appraisals, negotiating seller assists on your closing costs and more. $3 p/p Please pay instructor
Estate Planning Basics
Instructor Joel Cohen Esq./ Tues June 19, 2012, 8-9pm Room 3
Issues will be related to naming agents to assist with financial transactions, how to avoid the need for Guardianships, handling medical decisions when a person is not able to make their own decisions and who will inherit your estate upon your death. The class will also discuss: the responsibility of the Executor, Trustee and Guardian. $3 p/p Please pay instructor
Social Networking for Dummies
Instructor: Carlton Hurdle , Monday, June 25, 2012 8-9pm, Rm 3 –
Hash Tags, Twitter and Social Networking. How do you get your information? How “connected” are you? Learn what Twitter is. Learn about tweeting. Face Book, Linked-In, MySpace, list serv, texting, e mail, where does it end? Or doesn’t it. Attend this class and find out more! $3 p/p Please pay instructor
Are You A Stage Performer Wannabe?
Instructor, Darren Nye/Tues. June 19, 2012, 7-9pm Room 2
PCNJ welcomes Darren Nye, President of Triangle Circle Players and Director of “Avow” which he also Produced at Villagers Theatre in January 2012, to sell-out audiences. Darren’s actually a first-time director but he’s been involved in the gay community and activism for the past 20 years. If you’ve ever thought about being part of a theatre production either as an actor, producer, director, stage hand, set designer, lighting designer, makeup artist or many other roles – now is your time to ask questions that maybe you didn’t have the opportunity to ask in the past? Darren says he still has lots to learn but he’s willing to share his thoughts. Darren is a Past President of The Pride Center of New Jersey. Please join Darren for Triangle Circle Player’s first Theatre QnA gathering on Tues. June 19, 2012. To read more about Darren, and his possible future productions, see www.trianglecircleplayers.org and http://www.bitly.net/darreninnj $3 p/p Please pay instructor
FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR THE LGBT COUPLES
Instructor Norman Chevlin CFP $3 p/p Please pay Pride Center Front Desk Volunteer/Rm 3
May 15, 2012 7:30pm-9pm/What happens if we don’t do this planning now ? Will someone else make these decisions for us? How can I make sure that my partner will inherit my estate in the most tax efficient way ?
May 31, 2012 7:30pm-9pm/How will my company or personal retirement accounts pass to my partner? How does being married on the State level, but not the Federal level effect us financially ?
June 5, 2012 7:30pm-9pm/ How can I or my partner effectively plan for a child if I am the parent of a Special Needs child? Are there ways to make financial & healthcare decisions for my partner?
Instructor Steven Champagne District Manager at Game Stop, Monday, June 4, 2012 7:30-9pm
Video Game enthusiast, fanatics and wannabes unite on this night to meet a field expert. The Manager of the East Brunswick Game Stop will be at The Pride Center to tell you about upcoming games, gaming trends and what’s hot and what’s not. Get your questions about video gaming answered by a pro!
$3 Suggested Donation
Open to Every Over 18
Hosted by The Men’s Guild of The Pride Center of New Jersey
85 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, New Jersey