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MPC Continuing Education - New for Summer!

Post Date:06/24/2019 5:21 PM
MPC Continuing Education is now enrolling for July courses in cooking and cuisine, Tai Chi, swimming, and movie classics.  Registration for courses is easy – sign up and pay online by clicking Continuing Education on the MPC home page, mpc.edu. or call 831-646-4058.   


Cooking It Up, Saturday, 7/13/19, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  

Instructor: Chef Jorgé Caughman
Shrimp, Salmon, and More- As seen around the country on the show Carmine’s Kitchen Table, Chef Jorgé will show you how to prepare a full salmon and shrimp meal on the stove-top that can be completed in an hour.
Fee $50
Monterey Campus
Family and Consumer Science Building. Parking in Lot F or Lot D.

Cooking It Up, Saturday, 7/27/19, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  

Instructor: Chef Jorgé Caughman
Tapas And Wine- Investigate how to make summer presentations of many different Tapas and the famous fruity Sangria wine and punches. You will work with creating some original Spanish tapas, as well as creations using seafood, plantains, and artichokes.
Fee $50
Monterey Campus
Family and Consumer Science Building. Parking in Lot F or Lot D.

Movies on Mondays, Mondays, 7/1/19-7/22/19, 3:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Instructor: Gary Shapiro
View classic movies from Hollywood's Golden Age, curated by Gary Shapiro, host of radio show and podcast, From the Bookshelf on KSCO.
Fee: $50
Marina Education Center, 289 Twelfth Street, Marina.  Parking available adjacent to classrooms.

Tai Chi, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7/9/19-7/25/19, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Instructor: Jim Scott-Behrends
Practice a series of slow, gentle movements at a beginning level to promote a deeper relationship to the body that increases health, strength, and flexibility if practiced regularly. Class includes exercises for relaxation, deep breathing, and centering.
Fee: $50
Monterey Campus
Dance & Adaptive PE Building.  Parking in Lot C off Fishnet Road.


Meet the Teachers


Jim Scott-Behrends (Tai Chi) began his study of the Internal Arts over thirty-seven years ago. In Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Master Jim’s main teacher was Master Kai-Ying Tung, a third generation Master who was instrumental in bringing Tai Chi to America. Master Tung’s grandfather was the top disciple of Yang Chen-Fu, who was the grandson of the founder of Yang style. As a result of Master Jim's experiences and with the support of his family, friends, and students, he has dedicated his life to sharing the great gifts of the Internal Arts Practice. He is well known in the area as a Tai Chi instructor at Valley Heights Retirement Home, Monterey Peninsula College, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and La Selva Beach Community Center Park among many others.

Chef Jorgé Caughman (Cooking It Up) received his formal training at the Epicurean School of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles and holds a Master’s of Management from Cambridge College. Over the past 30 years he has generated marketing and management campaigns via cookbooks, restaurants, catering, product development, television appearances, radio/television advertisements, and online. He is now sharing his love of food as an instructor and workshop leader in sustainable culinary arts at Monterey Peninsula College.  He introduced a line-up of his favorite recipes for MPC Continuing Education this spring.

Gary Shapiro (Movies on Mondays) has been an educator for 30 years and teaches Film Appreciation and Broadcast History at Monterey Peninsula College. A broadcaster for over four decades, he is the longtime host of From the Bookshelf, a radio program featuring interviews with best-selling authors of fiction and non-fiction, graphic novelists, actors, photographers, and singer-songwriters. From the Bookshelf is heard on radio station KSCO in Santa Cruz.