Summer, 2021


Summer Workshops will take place in one week sessions from July 5 – July 30.

Some workshops will be online only, and others will be in person.

Week One: July 5 – July 9

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 18

Led by Ashley Ratliff

Recently, a wave of interest has washed over the true crime community. Documentaries, books, podcasts, and movies have become so popular that the “armchair detective” has been created. These “armchair detectives” study, research, and analyze these true crime stories and speculate on the who, what, when, where, why, and how’s of the case.

Through studying true crime, these armchair detectives learn about profiling, police procedures, and court proceedings. It also facilitates problem solving and critical thinking skills. In order to analyze true crime, the armchair detective must be willing to always think outside of the box and keep an open mind.

In this summer program, we are going to solve three mock cold cases that all contain different aspects. We will be solving one case per week. No experience necessary!

So, who wants to be my fellow armchair detective?

Sliding Scale: $85-$135

About the Instructor: Ashley (she/her) became a Core Staff member at LightHouse in the fall of 2018. Ashley graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Legal Studies and B.A. in Psychology; along with minors in Italian Studies and Sociology. She is also a licensed social justice mediator in the state of Massachusetts. She has taught classes such as, Criminology, Constitutional Law, Social Psychology, and others.

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Led by Steph Zello

History can be sometimes be boring but our boy Billy Shakes turns it up a notch with his historical plays. In this three-week course, we will read and discuss and act out Julius Caesar (week one), Richard II (week two), and Henry V (week three) to get a better idea of how these historic figures lived.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all three weeks.

After reading and acting our way through the plays we will discuss comedic elements that drove the plays home as well as historical accuracies or inaccuracies.

Sliding Scale: $75-$135

Register

Led by Steph Zello

Writing fiction is essentially creating a world and the people who inhabit it.

Sometimes people assume that writers just sit down and write the story with no prior work. Unfortunately, for most writers, it’s not that easy. There is a lot of prep work that goes into creating your plot, characters, and setting.

In this workshop, I will teach you to create dynamic characters, build a world, draw more realistic maps and create a saga worthy of obsession!

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all three weeks.

Sliding Scale: $75-$135

Register

Led by Andy Kapinos

In this course, we will learn how to make a fire for cooking purposes, how to safely forage for edible plants, how to identify common edible mushrooms, and how to preserve and ferment ingredients for extended use. We will meet in local state parks and wildlife preserves where foraging and/or fires are permitted, such as Mt. Tom State Park.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all eight weeks.

Sliding Scale: $30-$60 per week

Register

Week Two: July 12 – July 16

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 25

Led by Ashley Ratliff

Recently, a wave of interest has washed over the true crime community. Documentaries, books, podcasts, and movies have become so popular that the “armchair detective” has been created. These “armchair detectives” study, research, and analyze these true crime stories and speculate on the who, what, when, where, why, and how’s of the case.

Through studying true crime, these armchair detectives learn about profiling, police procedures, and court proceedings. It also facilitates problem solving and critical thinking skills. In order to analyze true crime, the armchair detective must be willing to always think outside of the box and keep an open mind.

In this summer program, we are going to solve three mock cold cases that all contain different aspects. We will be solving one case per week. No experience necessary!

So, who wants to be my fellow armchair detective?

Sliding Scale: $85-$135

About the Instructor: Ashley (she/her) became a Core Staff member at LightHouse in the fall of 2018. Ashley graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Legal Studies and B.A. in Psychology; along with minors in Italian Studies and Sociology. She is also a licensed social justice mediator in the state of Massachusetts. She has taught classes such as, Criminology, Constitutional Law, Social Psychology, and others.

Register

Led by Steph Zello

History can be sometimes be boring but our boy Billy Shakes turns it up a notch with his historical plays. In this three-week course, we will read and discuss and act out Julius Caesar (week one), Richard II (week two), and Henry V (week three) to get a better idea of how these historic figures lived.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all three weeks.

After reading and acting our way through the plays we will discuss comedic elements that drove the plays home as well as historical accuracies or inaccuracies.

Sliding Scale: $75-$135

Register

Led by Steph Zello

Writing fiction is essentially creating a world and the people who inhabit it.

Sometimes people assume that writers just sit down and write the story with no prior work. Unfortunately, for most writers, it’s not that easy. There is a lot of prep work that goes into creating your plot, characters, and setting.

In this workshop, I will teach you to create dynamic characters, build a world, draw more realistic maps and create a saga worthy of obsession!

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all three weeks.

Sliding Scale: $75-$135

Register

Led by Andy Kapinos

In this course, we will learn how to make a fire for cooking purposes, how to safely forage for edible plants, how to identify common edible mushrooms, and how to preserve and ferment ingredients for extended use. We will meet in local state parks and wildlife preserves where foraging and/or fires are permitted, such as Mt. Tom State Park.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all eight weeks.

Sliding Scale: $30-$60 per week

Register

Week Three: July 19 – July 23

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 2

Led by Ashley Ratliff

Recently, a wave of interest has washed over the true crime community. Documentaries, books, podcasts, and movies have become so popular that the “armchair detective” has been created. These “armchair detectives” study, research, and analyze these true crime stories and speculate on the who, what, when, where, why, and how’s of the case.

Through studying true crime, these armchair detectives learn about profiling, police procedures, and court proceedings. It also facilitates problem solving and critical thinking skills. In order to analyze true crime, the armchair detective must be willing to always think outside of the box and keep an open mind.

In this summer program, we are going to solve three mock cold cases that all contain different aspects. We will be solving one case per week. No experience necessary!

So, who wants to be my fellow armchair detective?

Sliding Scale: $85-$135

About the Instructor: Ashley (she/her) became a Core Staff member at LightHouse in the fall of 2018. Ashley graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Legal Studies and B.A. in Psychology; along with minors in Italian Studies and Sociology. She is also a licensed social justice mediator in the state of Massachusetts. She has taught classes such as, Criminology, Constitutional Law, Social Psychology, and others.

Register

Led by Steph Zello

History can be sometimes be boring but our boy Billy Shakes turns it up a notch with his historical plays. In this three-week course, we will read and discuss and act out Julius Caesar (week one), Richard II (week two), and Henry V (week three) to get a better idea of how these historic figures lived.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all three weeks.

After reading and acting our way through the plays we will discuss comedic elements that drove the plays home as well as historical accuracies or inaccuracies.

Sliding Scale: $75-$135

Register

Led by Steph Zello

Writing fiction is essentially creating a world and the people who inhabit it.

Sometimes people assume that writers just sit down and write the story with no prior work. Unfortunately, for most writers, it’s not that easy. There is a lot of prep work that goes into creating your plot, characters, and setting.

In this workshop, I will teach you to create dynamic characters, build a world, draw more realistic maps and create a saga worthy of obsession!

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all three weeks.

Sliding Scale: $75-$135

Register

Led by Andy Kapinos

In this course, we will learn how to make a fire for cooking purposes, how to safely forage for edible plants, how to identify common edible mushrooms, and how to preserve and ferment ingredients for extended use. We will meet in local state parks and wildlife preserves where foraging and/or fires are permitted, such as Mt. Tom State Park.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all eight weeks.

Sliding Scale: $30-$60 per week

Register

Week Four: July 26 – July 30

Led by Andy Kapinos

In this course, we will learn how to make a fire for cooking purposes, how to safely forage for edible plants, how to identify common edible mushrooms, and how to preserve and ferment ingredients for extended use. We will meet in local state parks and wildlife preserves where foraging and/or fires are permitted, such as Mt. Tom State Park.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all eight weeks.

Sliding Scale: $30-$60 per week

Register

Week Five: August 2-6

Led by Andy Kapinos

In this course, we will learn how to make a fire for cooking purposes, how to safely forage for edible plants, how to identify common edible mushrooms, and how to preserve and ferment ingredients for extended use. We will meet in local state parks and wildlife preserves where foraging and/or fires are permitted, such as Mt. Tom State Park.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all eight weeks.

Sliding Scale: $30-$60 per week

Register

Week Six: August 9-13

Led by Andy Kapinos

In this course, we will learn how to make a fire for cooking purposes, how to safely forage for edible plants, how to identify common edible mushrooms, and how to preserve and ferment ingredients for extended use. We will meet in local state parks and wildlife preserves where foraging and/or fires are permitted, such as Mt. Tom State Park.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all eight weeks.

Sliding Scale: $30-$60 per week

Register

Week Seven: August 16-20

Led by Andy Kapinos

In this course, we will learn how to make a fire for cooking purposes, how to safely forage for edible plants, how to identify common edible mushrooms, and how to preserve and ferment ingredients for extended use. We will meet in local state parks and wildlife preserves where foraging and/or fires are permitted, such as Mt. Tom State Park.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all eight weeks.

Sliding Scale: $30-$60 per week

Register

Week Eight: August 23-27

Led by Andy Kapinos

In this course, we will learn how to make a fire for cooking purposes, how to safely forage for edible plants, how to identify common edible mushrooms, and how to preserve and ferment ingredients for extended use. We will meet in local state parks and wildlife preserves where foraging and/or fires are permitted, such as Mt. Tom State Park.

Sign up for any one week, two weeks, or all eight weeks.

Sliding Scale: $30-$60 per week

Register

Questions?


“I know not what the future holds,
but I know who holds the future.”

-Ralph Abernathy