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Retirement Planning Today

Retirement Planning Today will include discussions that are appropriate for investors with IRAs,   401(k)s or Retirement Plans. Secure Investment Management, LLC (SIM) is a SEC Registered investment Advisor, offering advisory services in those states in which it has complied with all state notification filings. SIM offers institutional-growth and income strategies for individual investors.

SecureMoneyMasters is dedicated to helping you set and achieve your financial goals. We are Financial Advisors serving Abingdon, Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport and the surrounding Tri-Cities area. For a good portion of our careers, we have focused on the general planning needs of families and small businesses.

Registration fee includes textbook and materials.

ETSU does not endorse any particular financial plan presented in this course.


 ETSU @ Downtown Kingsport Course

Dates: March 24th and March 31st

Meets: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: ETSU@ Kingsport Downtown

Registration Fee: $99.00 *Rates may vary

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Johnson City Course

Dates: May 12th and May 19th

Meets: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: VA Building 2

Registration Fee: $99.00 *Rates may vary

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Regional Italian Cooking with Chef Sheridan


Welcome Spring with the beauty and flair of Regional Italian Cooking! Savor all of the exquisite dishes of Italy in this hands-on, community-wide course.

Dates: March 26 - April 16, 2020

Meets: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: ETSU Hutcheson Hall Foods Lab

Registration Fee: $179

Italy is made up of twenty regions with distinct characteristics. Local cooking preferences and customs are shaped by geographic, historical, and climatic differences.
In this class, we will focus on a different region each week, exploring the culture and history of each region through its' food.
We will prepare dishes from the following categories:

Antipasto- Appetizers

Il Primo (First Course)- most often the antipasto course consists of cold dishes, and the primo course is usually a hot dish like pasta, risotto, gnocchi or soup.

Il Secondo (Second Course)- now comes the main dish, as Americans would refer to it as, of meat, fish or poultry. The type of meat that was served traditionally depended on the region. Fish- islands and coastal; veal, pork,, and chicken- northern; wild game- regions throughout Italy; beef- became more common after WWII.

Contorno (Side Dishes)- usually served at the same time as the secondo, the contorno course consists of cooked vegetables. A salad is often served as well, which may seem a bit different since Americans typically serve salad before the main dish, not with.

Formaggio e Frutta (Cheese and Fruit)- the first introduction of the dessert courses begins with cheeses and fruits paired together. This can help clean the diners' palettes in preparation for the real desserts that will soon follow.
Dolce (Sweet)- the true dessert course.

Sheridan Nice is the owner of Mona Lisa's Gelato & Cafe' in Johnson City, TN, with her partner and husband, Steve Nice. She is a graduate of LaVarenne, Ecole de Cuisine, Paris and a recipient of a Baking and Pastry scholarship from IACP, International Association of Culinary Professionals, to the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley. Sheridan is a long-time member of IACP.

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