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Fun ‘Girls Night Out’ Classes to be Offered At OCC

Ocean County College

Ocean County College

Ocean County College will host a number of classes designed with fun between friends in mind, officials at the college announced this week.

The “Girls Night Out” slate of classes are designed to be a new series of fun and interesting non-credit classes for women of all ages.

They include:

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  • Go Vegan without Going Crazy on Thursday, February 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost: $39.  Lisa McComsey, an unlikely, if not reluctant, vegan, and co-author of The Vegan Cheat Sheet will share her improbable journey to veganism and her shocking realization that it was nothing she expected it to be.  Learn how she made the transition (cold turkey), ran five plant-powered marathons, and has come to love the vegan life.  She’ll spill her top tips for getting started, squash common myths (like vegans are protein deficient), and share her favorite foods, shortcuts, and vegan replacements for things you love.  Chef Jason of Gourmand Cooking School will do a live cooking demo and bring vegan samples for all to enjoy.
  • Fairy Gardens on Thursday, March 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost: $39.  Inject a little green into your life!  Make and take home a tiny magical garden in a container.  Fairy Gardens are arranged with the kinds of miniature plants and accessories that would entice a fairy to visit!  Learn the basics from layering soil and filtration, to adding moss and miniatures, to using your imagination to make your own fairy creations that bring your garden to life.  Bring a clear lidded glass container of your choice.  Ideal for fun, gift-giving, or the office.
  • Zen Doodle Therapy on Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Cost: $39.  Zen Doodle is a purposeful and relaxing form of art.  When you are stressed, tired, or just plain bored, let your mind wander while you doodle.  Come learn how to choose pattern, contour, and shade expressions of your art-filled-self while releasing tension and embracing self-expression.  Studies have shown that doodling actually helps you pay better attention to other things going on around you.

For more information, call the OCC Department of Continuing & Professional Education at 732-255-0404 or email