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Of Course! 2022 Gala

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Of Course! 2022: A Gala Benefit Party

June 12, 2022

Of Course! - CCAE's major fundraiser - is a celebration of all that is best about CCAE!

We will feature irresistible mini-classes on topics that have caught the fancy of our best instructors. Then a brass band parade will escort us to The Charles Hotel ballroom, where the best restaurants, vintners, and brewers in Cambridge will provide us with intoxicating small bites and restorative beverages. Best of all, we will engage in the spirited conversation and sense of community that CCAE is famous for—all while raising a toast to Of Course! 2022 Honorary Chair Elizabeth Coxe.

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Haute Cuisine: The Art of Food - Spring Art Exhibition

On display April 28 - June 24

The spring 2022 show Haute Cuisine: The Art of Food features works of art relating to, focusing on, and exploring the ideas of food, created by visual arts department students and instructors.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. We invite students, teachers, family, friends, and the CCAE community to view it.

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“Inclusive, fun approach to learning a difficult subject. Joan [Brunetta] had a lot of little things - declension songs, memorization aids, a great way to use flash cards - that were unique to her and made studying easier. There was just enough rigor, without being overwhelming. This class was a lot of fun. There was a great camaraderie among the students and with the teacher. We all learned a lot in a non-threatening context.”

Tim S., Salvete Romani: Latin Beginner Level 1

“Natalia [Slattery] did a great job! She demonstrates and explains what she is doing in a very clear way. She was well prepared and sent excellent material to everyone before the class. Now I can go back and review everything she covered. The class was an excellent combination of demonstration and hands-on experience. ”

Martha B., Digital Collage: Creating Composite Images in Adobe Photoshop

“Ploy [Khunisorn] is a great teacher! Her ability to cover a vast amount of information and help students create several dishes in their own kitchens, all in an absolutely choreographed, simple manner is amazing. She is always kind and supportive and answers all questions, making sure she loses no students along the way. It's a joy to share her kitchen!!”

Claudia W., Korean Kitchen

Jane [Katims]'s selection of stories is exciting, gratifying and sometimes challenging! It's like a mini-vacation and a lot of fun everytime we meet! I love it! Everyone was able to express themselves thoughtfully and respectfully through a variety of story subjects.”

Robert N., Self-Exploration Through Literature

Private Zoom Classes!

Get all of the benefits of a CCAE online experience in a private setting to immerse yourself in virtual learning and local culture at home. Private virtual classes are perfect for special occasions, creative team building activities, or just to have fun with friends.

Whether it's a team building event for your business, a loved one's birthday, or an online hangout with friends, we will put together the perfect class for you. Contact us at info@ccae.org and start planning today!

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Hand Pulled Noodles Class with Holland & Knight LLP.

View our Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report

View our annual report for the fiscal year 2021.

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Scholarships Available

CCAE offers need-based financial assistance. For more than a century, CCAE has served as an integral part of the fabric of our community, bringing small groups of people together to learn something new. We are committed to inviting everyone to participate in our programming, regardless of financial means.

For more information, and to apply for a scholarships, view our scholarship guidelines.

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From all of us at CCAE, we wanted to say thank you for your kindness and generosity during this unprecedented time. Your continued support shows the importance of education within our community. We are confident that working together we can all get through this and we cannot wait to see you in class again!

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