Innovative Cooking Workshop With Chef Naomi Ross. After a month of festive holidays, we’ve grown more than spiritually. It seems our waistlines have grown, too! It’s time to get our diets and eating habits back on track. Join a “vegan cleanse.” Add new, healthful recipes to your repertoire and learn tips for well-balanced vegetarian and vegan eating and menu planning. Enjoy learning new techniques and recipes that will not leave you craving or hungry. Recipes may include: warm curried lentil salad, seared tofu with peanut sauce and “zoodles,” Moroccan chickpea stew, and poached pears with maple-wine reduction. Wednesday, November 5, 10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. $60.

Discover Your Artistic Side With Bernice Corbin. Learn all about decorative painting such as faux finishing, stenciling, furniture painting, and more with the individual guidance of a talented artist. All levels welcome. Four Tuesday afternoons, 1:00—3:00 p.m. November 11, 18, and 25, and December 2. $85.

JCC of the Greater Five Towns is located at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst. To learn more, call 516-569-6733 or visit To register for these classes, call Rachayle Deutsch at 516-569-6733, ext. 222 or e-mail


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