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What you can take part in and what it will cost

There will be eight classes in the new series until December 14, with speakers including Georgios Babiniotis, Costas Georgousopoulos, Vassilis Lambrinoudakis and Kiki Dimoula. (Filekpaideftiki Etaireia, Stoa tou Vivliou, Pesmazoglou 5 & Stadiou, tel 210.325.3989. Fee: 100 euros.) Lifelong Learning at the Benaki Museum: A new cycle of seminars lasting eight to 14 weeks on subjects ranging from icon painting, storytelling, encaustic painting, children’s book illustration, painting and theater games to ceramics, jewelry, puppets, illuminated miniatures, frescoes, engraving and mosaics. (Lifelong Learning Center, Benaki Museum, Eleni Theohari-Peraki Wing, 7 Doras d’Distria & Marasli, Lycabettus, tel 210.722.0209, 210.721.1390.) Mikro Polytechneio: The guru of alternative education offers just about everything, from literature to theater tributes, to chess marathons and art therapy, as well as art workshops for children. (Mikro Polytechneio, 7 Agion Assomaton Square, Thiseion, tel 210.325.2998, 210.324.3306. Every day from 6 p.m. to midnight; weekends from noon. Fee: 50-100 euros.) Theater, Dance, Movement at Kratiras: A well-kept secret in downtown Athens for professional and amateur performers under the supervision of Martha Frintzila. (Kratiras, 5 Agiou Orous, Kerameikos, tel 210.345.15551.) Pyrnas Seminars: An institution in adult education. This year’s program includes «Getting to Know American Theater» (with S. Kyriakidis, fee 110 euros); four lessons on poet Nikos Engonopoulos (G. Yiatromanolakis, 85 euros); «East and West: Art Between Two Worlds» (M. Hatzaki, 110 euros); diet, health and the environment (N. Katsaros, 85 euros); Dada and surrealism (I. Vetsopoulou, 110 euros). (I Synantiseis tis Pyrnas, 42 Kokkinara, Kifissia, tel 210.623.0913.) Soti Triantafyllou on cinema: Writer Soti Triantafyllou gives six two-hour seminars on a short history of cinema, including chronology, the development of the media, the new wave, national schools and film genres. (Fysirras Museum, 3 & 7 Monis Asteriou, Plaka, tel 210.323.4678. Every Wednesday till 21 November, 5.30-7.30 p.m. Fee: 130 euros.) Interdisciplinary Studies Center: Directed by Fotis Terzakis, the center also organizes open lectures for the general public accompanied by film screenings, musical events and discussions. (Interdisciplinary Studies Center, 15 Viktoros Hugo, Metaxourgheio, tel 210.522.6361, 210.522.6173.) Turkish at the Delta residence: Lessons in Turkish and in Ottoman writing from experts. (Benaki Museum, Historical Archives Department, Delta Residence, 38 E. Benaki, Kifissia, tel 210.807.9878, 210.808.1896. Every Monday at 6 p.m. till the end of May. Fee: 450 euros.) Painting in Spyros Vassileiou’s studio: Lessons in watercolors from the well-known painter. Till June, fee of 9 euros per workshop. Also, decoration: 14 meetings from November 3 till June 7. Fee: 12 euros per workshop. (Spyros Vassileiou’s studio, 5A Webster, Acropolis, tel 210.9223.1502.)