Of Course! A Benefit Gala Party for CCAE

Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce the return of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education's Gala Benefit party, Of Course! On Saturday April 29, 2017, join CCAE for an evening of celebration and learning, including two classes at our historic buildings on Brattle Street, a mini-parade to accompany guests to the Charles Hotel, and an evening of delicious food and beverages, spirited conversation, a raffle with one-of-a-kind prizes, live music, and interactive impromptu classes in different “neighborhoods” at the party! Proceeds support CCAE's scholarship and public programming.


View Of Course Class Descriptions

5:00-7:15pm – Interactive Classes at 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Choose your Learning Adventure!  Enjoy interactive mini-classes on everything from beekeeping to latin dance, as well as conversations on food, in art, and literature with special guests and CCAE faculty.  Over 20 classes offered.

Space is limited and classes fill up quickly so register early! Call 617.547.6789 with any questions.

7:30-9:30 pm - Gala Party at the Charles Hotel

After party with delicious food, drinks, and fun raffle prizes. 

  • Country Getaway to Petersham, MA
    Enjoy a four day weekend of biking and hiking trails, art, music, canoeing, and fishing.
  • Red Sox from a Box!
    Two premium seats behind home plate plus $100 towards your dining pleasure.
  • Day of Active Fun on the South Coast!
    Explore Buzzards Bay! Come for a sail, a tennis game, or golf.
  • Escape to the Center of it All - Harvard Square
    An evening for two including a stay at the Charles Hotel, a play at the American Repertory Theater, dinner at Alden and Harlow, and have breakfast at Henrietta's Table.
  • Expert Help for the Reluctant Gardener
    Get help with your garden from gnomes Patsy Chappell, Susan Mead, and Sandra Fairbank. After their visit, the gnomes will treat you to a delicious salad of fresh spring greens, local goat cheese, cookies, fruit and fresh bread.

Event Committee

Kris Butler, Chair
Patsy Chappell
Elizabeth Coxe
Mary-Catherine Deibel
Isabelle Engelsted
Jock Herron
Sandra Fairbank
Susan Mead
David Rooks

Linda Burton, Executive Director
Lucia Del Guerzo, Event Coordinator
Meghan Zaremba, Event Graphics and Design

Previous Photos from Of Course!