Adult School spring semester

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Catalogs are out and registration is under way for spring classes at The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. Highlights include “Likely Stories: Actors and Short Stories Onstage” on Monday, March 28. Formerly known as “Celebrity Readings,” this is an evening of storytelling inspired by Isaiah Sheffer’s “Selected Shorts” at Symphony Space. Tickets may be purchased in advance.

In addition to the many repeat favorite classes, more than 20 new classes have been added to the roster this spring. “American Sign Language,” “Painting with Paper: Creating Textured Artwork” taught by SOMa artists Chrissy McIntyre and Cat Delett, “Crochet,” “Screenwriting,” “Financial Survival for Retirement,” “Acting” and “DIY Websites” are just a few.

Back by popular demand are SOMAS day trips. Spend April 28 in the Hudson Valley with a tour and three-course lunch at the Culinary Institute of America followed by a guided tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion. On May 7, take a pre-Mother’s Day family shopping tour in New York City with Emma Sosa, a personal shopper, stylist and instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. On May 12, don’t miss a docent-guided tour of MoMA’s exhibition “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty” and a three-course lunch at the French bistro La Bonne Soupe. Further details as well as registration deadlines can be found in the SOMAS spring catalog and online.

Spring semester begins Saturday, Feb. 27, and classes have rolling start dates. Complete class schedules and course information can be found at To register, call 973-378-7620 or visit the Adult School website.