Community education winter registration underway

Cover of winter 2023 Arlington Community Education catalog features the painting 'Colors of Koi' by Cover Artist Contest winner Jordan Lally.Cover of winter 2023 Arlington Community Education catalog features the painting 'Colors of Koi' by contest winner Jordan Lally.

Arlington Community Education (ACE) winter registration has opened. Catalogs featuring hundreds of classes for adults, families, and kids are being printed and will be mailed to Arlington addresses.

The catalog is viewable online at

There are 222 adult classes, with a mix of in-person, outdoor and online options. Evening classes will take place in the new building at Arlington High School and at Gibbs School, plus during the day at the Community Center (formerly the Senior Center) and other locations around town.

New classes this term include Oxford punch needling, upholstery, French opera, harmonica, self-defense for women, BollyX, vegetable gardening and seed starting, and many more. A new partnership with the nonprofit organization Scholarium brings programs taught by academics on topics including music, religion and medicine.

ACE Kids classes will be held after school at all campuses. New classes include watercolor pencils, plant science, puppetry, Mandarin and painting miniatures for game play. There are also evening and weekend offerings, college planning, and driver’s education for high schoolers. Over a dozen family classes give adults and children the opportunity to learn together, including new classes in henna art, mandala rock painting and a tour of the Boston Fire Museum.

Registration is also open for February VacationFun.

This term’s catalog features artwork by Cover Art Contest winner Jordan Lally. An Arlington high school student (class of 2025), Jordan painted “Colors of Koi,” a colorful depiction of a koi fish, for the townwide Youth Banner Contest in 2021. She reflected the theme of “Color,” by using a stained glass style of design. Water and lily pads in various shades surround the swimming fish. The color and tranquility of the fish is meant to instill a deep calmness in the viewer. Find more of the artist’s work at

If you do not receive a printed catalog in the mail and would like one, they will be available in news bins near Capitol Theater and Trader Joe's and at the Fox and Robbins libraries. You can also view the entire catalog and register for all classes at Many classes fill quickly and under-enrolled classes are canceled, so be sure to reserve your spot early. 

Visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Visit or call 781-316-3568 for more information. Arlington Community Education is a program of the Arlington Public Schools that is completely supported by tuition received from our courses. ACE provides affordable education and enrichment for residents of Arlington and surrounding communities.  

Thiss news announcement was published Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, based on a news release from Lisa Cohen of Arlington Community Education.

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