The Gardiner Library will host a college workshop and wine tasting

Posted 2/4/21

Library hosts college admissions and financial aid workshopThe Gardiner Library will host “Calculating your Expected Family Contribution and Navigating the SAT and ACT landscape” with …

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The Gardiner Library will host a college workshop and wine tasting

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Library hosts college admissions and financial aid workshop

The Gardiner Library will host “Calculating your Expected Family Contribution and Navigating the SAT and ACT landscape” with Elizabeth Levine and Marc Hoberman virtually via Zoom on Thursday February 11 from 5 to 6 p.m.Pre-registration for this free presentation is required by emailing Nicole at nlane@rcls.org. The presentation is geared towards any student in high school and their parents.

Topics covered include understanding how to calculate your Expected Family Contribution, a key indicator to understand your financial aid picture; understanding the SAT/ACT testing landscape, how to navigate the SAT/ACT through COVID, deciding which test is best for you and how they differ, preparing on your own, hiring a tutor and more.

Elizabeth Levine received her certification in College Admissions Counseling through UCLA, and began her practice, Signature College Counseling, over three years ago. She is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Elizabeth’s previous talks at the library about college admissions and financial aid received rave reviews.

Virtual wine tasting classes set

Gardiner Library presents a four class virtual Wine Tasting series via Zoom with Melanie Young beginning Wednesday February 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. The series costs $100 for all four or $30 per individual class. Proceeds are split 50/50 between the instructor and the Gardiner Library.

To register please e-mail Library Director, Nicole Lane at nlane@rcls.org for Zoom link and payment instruction.  Pre-registration required by January 27 for series and one week before for individual classes. Prior to each class, registrants will be sent a syllabus with notes and glossary of terms for class, suggested reading list, and list of wines to buy with info. and prices (they can choose to spend what they wish) from local retailers or online.

Each class will cover a different variety of wine. The first class is on Champagnes and Sparkling wines (just in time for Valentine’s Day). This introductory virtual series will cover common terms to know and explore key grapes and styles. Sourced from local retailers, attendees can learn and taste in the comfort of their own home.

The class will continue to meet on February 17: Whites, February 24: Reds, and March 3: Rosé and other styles. 

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