Community Services – CGCC

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Community Services

The Office of Community Services provides varied educational, vocational, personal interest, and cultural opportunities. The program strives to meet the lifelong-learning and personal-enrichment needs of area residents of all ages by offering non-credit courses, training programs, workshops, camps, community events, and a highly acclaimed concert/lecture program.

Non-credit class offerings alone feature more than two hundred titles, with courses starting each month throughout the year. At the same time, senior citizens can participate in activities offered through the Adult Learning Institute.

Meanwhile, CoGreene Presents offers a vibrant calendar of cultural events that has featured such artists as Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, and most recently his daughter Amy Helm.

For more information, call (518) 828-4181, extension 3342.

Non-credit Classes

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Featured Non-credit Class

The Anatomy of Funny


Instructor Daniel J. Mahar has spent nearly a decade performing and producing stand-up comedy shows across the country. He has headlined the famous Gotham Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club in NYC and has taught numerous comedy workshops for aspiring performers.

Now, Mahar is taking up residence at C-GCC, leading a course that’s a must for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of stand-up comedy or improving their craft. The cultural roots of modern stand-up comedy can be credited to the three ancient Western philosophers: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Through consideration of selected readings and lively discussion, participants will explore why something is funny, how something is funny, and which things are funnier than others in our culture.

Participants will apply the principals learned in class to construct their first three- to four-minute monologue, or the reconstruction of an existing, original piece. All participants are invited to deliver a performance of their monologue in the final class thought the performance is optional. Class will be held at C-GCC this fall -- for more information or to register, please call (518) 828-4181, ext. 3342, or email



Arts Center

An acoustical gem, the Arts Center Theater showcases concerts, plays and lectures.