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2024 Winter CLASSES

Writing Class


Dates: Second & fourth Tuesdays of the month January 9 – April 9
01/09, 01/23, 02/13, 02/27, 03/12, 03/26, 04/09
Time: 10:30AM-11:45AM
Price per student: $90 for 7 sessions

Do you have a story you’d love to get down on paper? Do you want to make time for yourself to collect your thoughts into a journal or book? Debby Fedderly can help! Join her writing class on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month January through April. Class begins Tuesday, January 9th. Questions? Call Debby Fedderly @ (908) 455-1989.

Ros Gourvtiz


Tuesdays: February 20, March 19, April 16, May 21
COST: $40 for 4 sessions

Join Ros Gourvitz for our adult painting class on the third Tuesday of the month from February through May! Whether you are a seasoned painter or you haven’t picked up a paintbrush in years this class is for you! We will draw, sketch, paint, doodle, laugh and revel in the joy that comes from making art with a community. In each two-hour class, you will complete your very own masterpiece! All supplies will be provided.

Artist bio: Ros Gourvitz is the owner of The Art Diner in historic downtown Chester, NJ. She has always been a crafter. From making her own jewelry to ceramics to drawing & painting, she thrives on creating one of a kind pieces to share with the world! Gourvitz lives in Randolph, NJ with her husband, three kids, a rabbit, and a cat. If you have any questions please email Ros Gourvitz at

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DATES: 1/17, 2/21, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
LOCATION: The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ

Do you have a great idea for a story, novel, or play but aren’t sure how to begin? Turn your ideas into published short stories, novellas, plays or best- selling novels! Learn the components of a great opening. Construct a working outline which helps lay out chapters, create descriptive settings, and a logical plot. Join the group and let them critique and offer suggestions to help you complete your work. One is never too old or young to write. Did you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder and Raymond Chandler published their first books well into their golden years? Bring a pen and a notebook and enjoy the art of writing. Questions? Email Carlotta @

YOGA FOR EVERY BODY: With Kathleen Margiotta

Dates: Tuesdays, January 23 through March 26 -OR- Fridays, January 26 through March 29
Time: Tuesdays 6PM-7PM -OR- Fridays 9:30AM-10:30AM
Cost: $100 for 10 sessions
Location: The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue, Chester, NJ

Yoga For Every Body is a program designed to meet the needs of all class participants. The program was created by Kathleen Margiotta, a traditionally trained yogini with 20+ years of teaching experience. Yoga For Every Body fosters strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as to promote a sense of well-being and accomplishment. Classes focus on the needs of the individual within a non-competitive group setting. This program is based on the Hatha Yoga tradition and incorporates Vinyasa flow poses and meditation. Classes are designed for adults at all fitness levels. Participants will provide their own yoga mat and blocks. Join us for ten weeks of yoga on Tuesday evenings or Friday mornings. Questions? Call Kathleen Magiotta @ (973) 714-0737.