Brochure at a Glance

BUS TRIPS

Holiday Sparkle in the Big Apple

Join us for a wonderful day in Manhattan at Holiday time—The city never looks more beautiful than at Christmas time and our day is planned to enjoy many wonderful highlights!  We begin at Bryan Park for holiday with more than 125 boutique –like kiosks. Then a full course lunch at Buca Di Beppo in Times Square-a popular Italian Eatery served family style. Menu: house Bread, Mixed Salad and Caesar Salad, Fettucine Alfredo, Spaghetti Marinara, Parmigiana, Dessert, Soft Drinks and Coffee.  Then a two hour fabulous Guided Riding Tour of Manhattan's Holiday Lights with our New York City guide with stops along the way.  We will see the tree at Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue Windows, and more! No discounts apply.

 

Course #           9612     Departs NHS 9:30 AM

Saturday                       12/2/17           Fee $109


FALL FOLIAGE ON THE GREEN MOUNTAIN FLYER RAILROAD VERMONT

We’ll head north and stop at The Marina Restaurant in Brattle-boro, Vermont for a delicious lunch with a beautiful view of  the river. Menu: Please indicate Entrée Choice: New England Baked Haddock, Teriyaki Chicken or Butternut Squash Ravioli..  Our next stop will be Chester Depot, where we will board the Green Mountain Flyer, one of the region’s best scenic train rides! View the beautiful fall foliage by train as we roll past rivers, farms and covered bridges, and experience sights you can’t see from the road.  Relaxation guaranteed as you experience the nostalgic splendor of a fully restored vintage train. .No discounts apply

 

Course #           9713     Sunday                         10/15/17                      Fee $119

**Departs: 845 AM Cromwell Park & Ride Commuter lot at I91 and Rte. 372 (exit 21)

For directions

  

INTREPID MUSEUM & GRAND CENTRAL STATION

The USS Intrepid is an important part of America’s history at sea, in the air and in space. The Intrepid’s role in this history spans two major wars, the space program, and rescue and recovery efforts in the days following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Explore the 900 foot USS Intrepid.  This Aircraft Carrier fought in WWII, served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion and see the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Climb aboard the Submarine Growler, the only American guided missile submarine open to the public.

Prior to visiting the USS Intrepid, we will have a guided tour of magnificent Grand Central Station, renovated to its 1914 glory. After our tour, there will have time to eat in one of the many cafes and restaurants.  Note: There is a moderate amount of walking on this tourNo discounts apply.

  

Course #           9714     Departs NHS 8:30 AM

Sunday                         11/5/17           Fee $104

 

NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN—CHIHULY INSTALLATION

For the first time in more than ten years, the artwork of world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly will be featured in a major exhibition in New York. The dramatic vistas of the NYBG will be a showcase for Chihuly’s dynamic works of art. New hand-blown glass sculptures, created especially for NYBG will complement the architecture of the Conservatory, itself a work of glass art. These one-of-a-kind installations will highlight the connection of artwork to the natural world. There will also be an exhibition of Chihuly drawings depicting the energy behind

his artistic process. After spending the morning at the Botanical Garden you will have time to stroll down Arthur Avenue, the “Little Italy of the Bronx” for lunch (on own) and a chance to purchase wonderful Italian specialties..  No discounts apply.

 

Course #           9611     Departs NHS 9:00 AM

Saturday               10/7             Fee $94



HOME AND GARDEN

CREATE YOUR DREAM HOME WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

You are at that time of your life!  You’re finally stepping into YOUR dreams—you’ve converted a bedroom into a home office and you’re on your way...then, uh oh!  Your daughter wants her room back and Dad had hip surgery and needs your extra love and care while he recuperates.  Now what do you do?  In this one evening class, Home Design Transformation authority, Colin Healy, will show you ways to create new uses for your existing spaces to reinvent your home to fit your changing needs, evolving passions and growing family without having to leave home!  No discounts apply.

 

Session I

Course #           5111     Monday             NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 9/25/17    1 Class

                                                Fee $39

Session II

Course #           5165     Monday             NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 10/16/17  1 Class

                                                Fee $39

Colin Healy

Colin Healy Design LLC

 

GET ORGANIZED AND GET CONTROL

Are you overwhelmed by clutter, but unsure how to organize it?  Have you made past attempts to declutter and get organized only to be disappointed?  If you’re ready for a fresh start, this class is for you.  Organizing is a skill that can be LEARNED.  Professional Organizer, Karen Pierce, will show you how to organize so you can save time, do what you love, save money, decrease stress, improve health and enjoy your space.  Please bring a purse/handbag/backpack to class (do NOT organize)!  You can also email questions you would like to discuss ahead of time through her website, InnerSpacebyKaren.com.

 

Wednesday                               NHS

7:30-9:00 pm                             1 Class

Karen Pierce                             Fee $29

 

Session I        Course #6342   Starts 9/27/17

Session II       Course #6343   Starts 10/3/17

 

GARDENING INDOORS FOR HAPPY HOUSEPLANTS

Cooler temperatures will be here before you know it and gardening outside will have to wait.  Why not some indoor gardening?  We’re talking houseplants!  Do you have a hard time with indoor plants?  Already a houseplant enthusiast?  Expand your knowledge and know how.  We will cover all sorts of houseplant situations and offer advice on how to keep your houseplants happy, what plants to choose (and what to avoid), where to place them, and how to maintain and overwinter indoor potted plants.  From common houseplants to orchids, African violets, and everything in between, we’ll tackle the different challenges of indoor gardening and learn how to make your houseplants work for you!

 

Course #           5171     Monday             NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/16/17  1 Class

Nicole Christensen                     Fee $39

 

WEEDS:  IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL OF COMMON WEEDS

Nuisance plants are growing “like weeds” by late summer to produce seeds or nourish their roots for the following year.  Learn the identification of several of the most common weeds and invasive plants in Connecticut.  Simple, safe control methods will be included.  Taught by an Advanced Master Gardener and Sierra Club CT newsletter contributor.

 

Course #           5311     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30  PM   Starts 10/4/17    1 Class

Michele MacKinnon                   Fee $39

 

COOL-SEASON VEGETABLE GARDENING

Extend the vegetable growing season into fall or all winter long.  Learn which cool-season vegetables can be planted now and methods to keep them growing.  Fall garden cleanup will also be discussed.  Taught by an Advanced Master Gardener and Sierra Club CT newsletter contributor.  Participants receive a vegetable seedling to plant at home.  No gardening experience required

 

Course #           5342     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 9/27/17    1 Class

Michele MacKinnon                   Fee $39

 

BIRD FEEDERS AND BEYOND:  ATTRACT WILDLIFE TO YOUR GARDEN YEAR-ROUND

Would you enjoy having more feathered friends and other wildlife in your garden?  Learn which plants attract birds, bees and butterflies in each season and how to arrange them to create habitat in your outdoor space.  Benefits of key native plants will be highlighted.  Taught by an Advanced Master Gardener and Sierra Club CT newsletter contributor. 

 

Course #           5348     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/11/17  1 Class

Michele MacKinnon                   Fee $39

 

DESIGNING A HOME LANDSCAPE

Fall is the perfect time to evaluate and design home landscapes.  Create a sketch for home use.  Bring photos of your landscape challenges for discussion of possible solutions.  Taught by an Advanced Master Gardener and Sierra Club CT newsletter contributor.   Please bring a pencil, a ruler and an eraser.

 

Course #           5363     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/18/17  2 Classes

Michele MacKinnon                   Fee $59



PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

GETTING PAID TO TALK…AN INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE-ACTING

Have you ever been told you have a great voice?  From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over.  Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area!  We will discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher.  This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.  For more information  please visit:

http://www.voicecoaches.com/gptt.

 

Course #           2146     Monday             NHS

6:30-9:00 PM    Starts 10/30/17  1 Class

Creative Voice Development       Fee $39

 

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS I

This class will explore what meditation is and what it is not; provide guided instruction into meditation and mindfulness practices; provide methods for integrating mindfulness into daily life and finding a still quiet place within that will ultimately reduce stress and empower you to choose love over fear.  NOTE:  see yogaaccessories.com or amazon.com to order a meditation pillow (zafu) and meditation mat (zabuton).  A yoga mat may be used in place of the meditation mat or you may use a chair.

 

Course #           6112     Monday             NHS

6:15-8:15 PM    Starts 9/18/17      10 Classes

Shyria Barker    Limit 15             Fee $164

 FIND A FLEXIBLE JOB & MAKE WORK FIT LIFE!—ONLINE COURSE

You want flexible, lucrative, resume-worthy work but how do you find it?  With any job search you need “sales” tools—a resume, a LinkedIn profile and more—but when you’re looking for a less traditional job you have to be even more precise about your personal brand and the specific jobs you can fill.  This quick, easy and inexpensive course gives you all the tools you need to Find A Flexible Job, which you can start and end at your convenience!  NOTE:  This is an online course that you do on your own anytime.  There are no “meeting times”—you will work totally independently for all course activity.  Once you register, you will receive an email with course access information.  The fee for this online course is $39.  No discounts apply.

 

Course #           1020                             Online

Kathryn Sollmann                      Fee $99

 

COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS:  HOW TO WRITE THEM

Learn how to write dynamite college admission essays.  This one-night class offers the powerful, attention-getting Show! Don’t Tell! Techniques for writing narratives that LEAP off the page.  Examples and appropriate handouts guide students to write effective compositions.  Copies of the book Show! Don’t Tell! How to Personalize College Applications with 75 actual student writing samples will be available for perusal and purchase.  Students and parents are encouraged to attend together.  Private editing sessions may be arranged for a fee when students complete their essays. 

 

Course #           2331     Wednesday       Trumbull

                        High School, Room C-5

7:00-9:00 PM    Starts 9/13/17    1 Class

Susan Berescik                           Fee $29

 

TEST DRIVE A NEW CAREER: ADULT INTERNSHIPS AND ENCORE CAREER POSSIBLITIES

Are you a mid-life adult newly out of work?  Underemployed or working part-time?  Nearing retirement at another job?  A stay-at-home parent ready to rejoin the workforce?  Explore the possibilities of returning to the workforce via structured, short-term internships that help you explore new fields while gaining value work experience.  Test drive new career dreams in real-world settings!  We try to match Baby Boomers like you with business owners eager to mentor you in exchange for your time and a “roll up your sleeve” attitude.  That’s it!  A Win-Win!  No discounts apply.

 

Course #           6314     Wednesday       NHS

7:00-9:00 PM    Starts 10/11/17  1 Class

Fran Trelease                            Fee $39

 

Reiki I, II, III

Are you interested in learning Reiki and becoming a Level I, II and III Practitioner?  If so, these classes are for you.  Learn the ancient Japanese healing art of Reiki which promotes health and well-being for the mind, body and spirit.  Learn how Reiki helps with deep relaxation, pain management, and balancing of the body’s energy centers (Chakras).  Reiki is becoming a growing complement to traditional Western medicine and is used in many hospitals and cancer centers.  Students will practice giving treatments to each other on the second night of class and receive a Reiki Certificate I and II and Attunement.  On the third night of class, the students will work with crystals and how the crystal’s energy assists with healing.  During the third class the students will receive a Reiki III (ART) certificate and attunement.  There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor the first night of class.  Note:  If you are taking the class for Reiki III you must hold a Reiki I and II certificate.

 

Course  #6163   Mon/Tues/Wed  NHS

6:00-9:00 PM       12/11, 12/12, 12/13

                              3 Classes

Jean Plowman                           Fee $99

Certified Reiki Master

  

ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS SERIES

Come join us for an interactive and informative class series.  Learn about essential oils and how to use them to promote healthy living, and improve physical and emotional health!  Each class includes take-homes (including samples, DIY items made during class, and handouts)    This is a 4-part series.  Choose Session I or Session II. ($15 per class, or $55 for all four).  No discounts apply.

 

Session I:        Wednesday       NHS

 

Course # 6380     Intro to Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 9/20/17    1 Class

 

Course # 6381     Balancing Emotional Health with Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 9/27/17    1 Class

 

Course #6383     Hands-On Essential Oils for Caregivers

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/4/17    1 Class

 

Course #           6384     Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/11/17  1 Class

 

Session II:       Wednesday       NHS

 

Course #6382     Intro to Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/1/17    1 Class

 

Course #           6390     Balancing Emotional Health with Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/8/17    1 Class

 

Course #           6392     Hands-On Essential Oils for Caregivers

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/15/17  1 Class

 

Course #           6394     Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/29/17  1 Class

 

Gretchen Sgagliardich                NHS

 

 

STREET SMARTS AND SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN—AWARNESS SERIES

Chance favors the prepared. Come to this carefully designed workshop series intended to spark and develop an acute sense of awareness, share methods to avoid uncomfortable situations and confrontations, recognize and handle practical improvised weapons within your everyday reach, and identify soft and easy targets aiding manageable escapes for women with no previous training in self-defense.  Learn to harness and trust your sixth sense, gain confidence and build self-reliance as you practice hands-on self-defense techniques with other peace-minded women.

 

Course #           8403     Thursday           NHS

7:00-8:00 PM    Starts 10/5/17    4 Classes

                                                Fee $99

Audra Mace, Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

 

STREET SMARTS AND SELF-DEFENSE—BASIC FORM SERIES

You won’t find this basic form in any dojo!  Come and train in the clothes you wear every day.  Learn techniques that are practical, realistic, and that will work when you need them.  This series is designed to reach your personal potential for any age, sex, or physical condition.

 

Course #           8405     Thursday           NHS

7:00-8:00PM      Starts 11/2/17    4 Classes

                                                Fee $99

Audra Mace, Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

 

INTRODUCTION TO NUMEROLOGY

Validate your past and discover your future, know your life purpose and destiny revealed by your birth name and date.  Learn to calculate 7 personality numbers, 4 pinnacles and challenges, 3 major life cycles, and karmic lessons and debts for yourself, family, and friends.  Numerology is the bridge between who you are now and who you have the potential to be.  You will leave amazed at its revelation and feel empowered to blaze your trail.  A materials fee of $17 is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

 

Session I

Course #           6147     Monday             NHS

6:00-7:30 PM    Starts 9/18/17    1 Class

                                                Fee $49

Session II

Course #           6348     Monday             NHS

6:00-7:30 PM    Starts 11/6/17    1 Class

                                                Fee $49

Audra Mace

Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator and

Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

 

CHAKRADANCE™ —7 KEYS TO  FREEDOM SERIES

Get fit in a way only YOU can imagine!  Burn calories, unwind, and find your inner compass, discovering your body-mind-spirit connection.  Through guided imagery, spontaneous movement, and mandala art, each session restores balance to your energy Chakras which regulate your physical organs and emotional attitudes towards safety, sexuality, power, love, communication, intuition and self-realization.  Bring a cushion.

 

Session I

Course #6404    Thursday           NHS

5:30-6:30 PM    Starts 10/5/17    4 Classes

                                                Fee $99

Session II

Course #6405    Thursday           NHS

5:30-6:30 PM    Starts 11/2/17    4 Classes

Audra Mace      Fee $99

Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

 

WHAT ARE YOU EATING?  DATE CHANGE  November 21,2017

It’s true, you are what you eat and what we eat impacts our health.  Do you want to clean up your diet and make healthier food choices?  Not sure how to do it?  Come learn what you should look for when shopping in the grocery store.  We will cover the differences between grass fed and grain fed beef, when to buy organic, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup and their impact on your health as well as the benefits of fish oil and fats that are heart healthy.  You will learn about foods that are good for you and those you want to avoid.

 

Course #           5251     Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/21/17  1 Class

Peggy Krotzer, M.S. Nutrition     Fee $29

 

OSTEOPOROSIS—IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT TAKING CALCIUM

Discussions in this class will include how to prevent and manage the disease and the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia, who is at risk for developing the disease, how your doctor measures bone density and how diet, supplements and exercise play a role in the disease. 

 

Course #5254    Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 10/24/17  1 Class

Peggy Krotzer, M.S. Nutrition     Fee $29

 

AWAKEN THE ENERGY HEALER WITHIN

What feeds your soul?  What do you need?  Are you ready to release stagnant energy?  Did you know that we store experiences in the cells of the body?  InnerQuest is about freeing energy, awakening your luminous body and bringing a deeper sense of balance, healing and ease into your world.  Join Karen Pierce for an experiential six-week workshop on creating health and harmony using simple yet powerful tools that activate your self-healing abilities.  We will explore the body’s energy centers (chakras and auras); space clearing and personal clearing techniques; applied kinesiology (muscle testing) for health; creating sacred space and altars; color therapy and crystals; the art of breathing to relax or rejuvenate; mindfulness techniques.  This is an invitation to discover your fullest potential.

 

Course #           6363     Wednesday       NHS

7:30-9:00 PM    Starts 10/4/17    6 Classes

Karen Pierce                             Fee $99

 

ADULT CHILD CPR/AED

Want to learn what to do during emergencies?  Do you know that you have the power to save someone's life in cardiac, breathing and medical situations?  Positively Shocking LLC can teach you skills and provide you with a 2-year American Red Cross Certification in CPR in an easy and fun environment.  The course is designed so that lay persons will react with confidence in an emergency situation.  In addition to the one-night CPR/AED Class you can also register for a one-night First Aid Class

 

Course #           6412     Thursday           NHS

5:30-8:00 PM    Starts 10/12/17  1 Class

Mary Sireci                                Fee $89

Certified Instructor

FIRST AID

Want to learn what to do during emergencies?  Do you know that you have the power to save someone's life in medical situations?  Positively Shocking LLC can teach you skills and provide you with a 2-year American Red Cross Certification in First Aid in an easy and fun environment.  This course is designed so that lay persons will react with confidence in an emergency situation.

 

Course #           6413     Thursday           NHS

5:30-9:00 PM    Starts 10/5/17    1 Class

Mary Sireci                                Fee $104

Certified Instructor

 

LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKSHOPS

Come join us for this exciting series on learning how to use the Law of Attraction to deliberately create the life you want!!!  We create thoughts, and draw to us what we focus upon, whether it is wanted or unwanted.  This series is divided into four parts.  Come for all classes or just the ones that resonate with you!

 

Law of Attraction 101—The basics of using the Law of Attraction to get out of your own way and create the life you want.

Course #           6120     Monday             NHS

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/2/17    1 Class

 

Law of Attraction and Money—Harnessing the Law of Attraction to build financial abundance, shedding old habits and learning new ways to think about money.

Course #           6121     Monday             NHS

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/9/17    1 Class

 

Law of Attraction and Health—Using the Law of Attraction to feel your best and attract wellness into your life.

Course#            6122     Monday             NHS

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/16/17  1 Class

 

Law of Attraction and Relationships—Come discover a jumping off point to attracting more positive and loving people into your life.

Course #6123    Monday             NHS

7:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/23/17  1 Class

 

Fee $20 per class or $75 for series.  No discounts apply.

Gretchen Sgagliardich

THE HAUNTED HISTORY AND FOLKTALES OF CONNECTICUT

Learn some of the colorful stories of famous haunted houses and personalities of the Constitution State.  Among the places we will discuss are the haunted legends of Fort Griswold, the story of Benedict Arnolds Mother’s Gravesite and a tale of the Green Lady, the Nathan Hale Homestead and the tales of the untimely death of a French Paymaster during the Revolutionary War.  This course is a must for those who love haunted folktales and legends.

 

Course #           6200     Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/3/17    3 Classes

Leon DiMartino                          Fee $99

 

THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES

Wonderful and colorful tales and authors of famous haunted tales are discussed, including the works of Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Robert Burns, and Brom Stoker among others.  A must for anyone who loves haunted folktales and the impact on modern literature and movies. 

 

Course #           6134     Monday             NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/6/17    3 Classes

Leon DiMartino                          Fee $99

 

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF EDGAR ALLEN POE

He is often referred to as the Father of the American Detective Story and a first class poet.  This is a wonderful introduction for those who would love to know more about one of America’s most colorful authors and find out some interesting facts about his works of poetry and tales of mystery and his life.  A wonderful presentation for Fall Season and Halloween.

 

Course #           6272     Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/24/17  1 Class

Leon DiMartino                          Fee $59

 

THE ORIGINS OF THE VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

Christmas was not always celebrated in the United States.  Learn the story of how Victorian traditions made Christmas the holiday that is celebrated today and its impact on movies, literature and American culture. 

 

Course #           6148     Monday             NHS

6:30-8:30 pm     Starts 12/4/17    1 Class

Leon DiMartino                          Fee $59

 

 


COMPUTERS

 

 

BUILDING YOUR OWN WEBSITE

Learn to create your own website and get it on the Internet!  We will cover a few different options including webpage builders, WordPress, and basic HTML and CSS to  make it from scratch. 

Course # 3225       Tuesday                 NHS

7:00-8:30 PM       Starts 9/19/17      4 Classes

Jeff Russell                                           Fee $69

 

THE BASICS OF QUICKBOOKS FOR YOUR OFFICE

We will cover the key features of this highly popular business finance software.  Among the topics to be covered:  income and expense tracking, checkbook management, credit cards, cash accounts, accounts receivable and accounts payable, customer lists, vendor lists, invoicing and business reports.

Course # 3121       Monday                 NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 9/18/17      4 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $129

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

  

STAYING SAFE

None of us wants to be the victim of identity theft, or lose our important data, or find that our computer has become infected.  Yet, these are all far too regular occurrences.  In this one-night class we will talk about the threats that are lurking and how to do our best to stay safe online.  From firewalls to phishing, from social engineering to security software, from ransomware to malware, from backups to updates, and from passwords to popups.  These are among the topics that we will cover, so join us to learn more about this important topic.

Course #              3366       Wednesday        NHS

6:30-9:00 PM     Starts 9/13/17    1 Class

Michael Ingber                                  Fee $39

Upward Business Systems

 

COMPUTERS FOR THE CONFUSED

The PC has become ubiquitous in business, in school, and at home.  If you have had limited exposure to personal computers and software programs, and want to explore the PC’s potential, then this course is for you.  We’ll begin with an explanation of the confusing terminology used, and then explore computer basics and how to find your way around the Windows desktop.  You will also be introduced to some of the most popular programs used at home, in school, and in business, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  We will also cover some of the basics of using the Internet and communicating with Email.  No prior knowledge is required for this important class, but please bring lots of questions!

Course # 3452       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 9/28/17      2 Classes

Mike Ingber                                          Fee $69

Upward Business Systems

 

BACKUP STRATEGIES

Do you backup your irreplaceable computer data?  Are you risking losing your precious information?  What causes data loss?  What can you do to prevent data loss?  What should you be backing up?  What choices do you have for doing backups?  What is an effective backup strategy?  Don’t wait until you lose precious information.  Come to this class for answers to these questions and more!

Course # 3448       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 12/14/17    1 Class

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $39

Upward Business Systems

 

WORD  PART 1

Learn the basics to successfully use Microsoft Word , the best-selling word processing software.  Learn how to create documents, editing techniques, text and paragraph formatting, document formatting, spell-check and thesaurus tools, cut, copy, and paste, as well as many other features.  No prior word

processing knowledge is necessary, but a

basic knowledge of computers and Windows is helpful.

Course # 3121       Monday                 NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 10/16/17    3 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $99

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

 

WORD PART 2—GETTING MORE OUT OF WORD

Taking you beyond and building on the basics of Part 1.  In this session learn to create templates, add graphics, word art, watermarks, cover pages, multiple column layouts, envelopes and labels, and much more.  Microsoft Word Part 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Course # 3123       Monday                 NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 11/13/17    3 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $99

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

 

 

Excel  part 1

The ability to work with rows and columns of information is a priceless tool for conquering the informational aspects of life with ease and accuracy.  Learn to use the spreadsheet most used by businesses, students and home-users.  Using Microsoft Excel , learn to design and use spreadsheets, formulas, functions, number, date and text formatting, sorting, and many more features.  Basic computer skills are required.

Course # 3439       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 10/12/17    3 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $99

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

 

EXCEL  PART 2

Continue to learn more about the most popular spreadsheet product on the market.  In this second part you will work with multiple sheet workbooks, charts, advanced formatting capabilities, data functions, templates, and more.  Excel Part 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Course # 3440       Thursday               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 11/2/17      3 Classes

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $99

Upward Business Systems                  Limit 12

 

EXCEL REFRESHER—FORMULAS AND FUNCTIONS

This one-night class will provide a thorough review of using formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel.  Formulas and functions are at the heart of using Excel to do calculations and to manipulate the contents of your spreadsheets.  So, if you are looking to improve upon your Excel skills or to brush up on some features that you haven’t used for a while, come join us for this class!  Some prior experience with Excel is recommended. 

 Course #             3426       Thursday             NHS

6:30-9:00 PM     Starts 12/7/17    1 Class

Michael Ingber                                  Fee $39

Upward Business Systems

 

MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

Microsoft Publisher is a popular desktop publishing program that is very intuitive and easy-to-use.  Publisher makes it easy to incorporate text and graphics into professional looking layouts.  We will work through several examples of publications, such as business cards, calendars, certificates, newsletters, brochures, and flyers.  If you have been interested in learning Publisher and want to easily do some desktop publishing, then come to this two-night course!

Course #              3167       Monday                               NHS

6:30-9:00 PM     Starts 12/4/17    2 Classes

Michael Inger                                     Fee $69

Upward Business Systems

WINDOWS 10—AN OVERVIEW

Microsoft Windows 10 has been available for about two years now, so there’s a pretty good chance that you already have  it, or that you are considering buying a new computer with Windows 10.  Windows 10 has several significant user interface changes, a brand new browser (replacing Internet Explorer), a new digital assistant (called Cortana), and other changes as well.  So if you are looking for some helpful guidance, come to this one-night class for a demonstration and discussion of Windows 10 and see what’s new and different. 

Course #3365       Wednesday           NHS

6:30-9:00 PM       Starts 10/25/17    1 Class

Michael Ingber                                     Fee $39

Upward Business Systems

 

 

 


 

FIBER ARTS

BEGINNER KNITTING CLASS—AGES 18 &  UP

Make time for yourself and learn to knit!  If you’ve always wanted to knit, but didn’t know where to start, or need to brush up the basics, this course is for you!  Learn to cast on, knit, purl and more, creating a fashionable project to start!  Knitting is a great hobby that can be transported with you.  Knit at sports events, waiting rooms, etc. using snippets of time!  Learn about different fibers, try out different types and sizes of needles, and more!  Crochet basics will also be taught.  Students need to bring in a skein of bulky-weight yarn of their choice (such as Lion Wool-Ease Thick N Quick) and US size 11, 13 or 15 knitting needles to start..

 

Course  #1370   Wednesday       NMS

6:45-7:45 PM    Starts 10/4/17    8 Classes

Nicole Christensen                     Fee $129

 

INTERMEDIATE KNITTING CIRCLE—AGES 18 & UP

For those who can cast on and knit garter stitch, and are ready to build more skills (or have completed the beginner course).  Several projects will be created starting with an “oh so cute” hat that can be made in sizes from children to adults, as well as a seamless project “knitting in the round” on circular needles.  In this comprehensive, step-by-step, fun class, you will learn to read patterns, check gauge, master more difficult stitches (including cables) and more!  Students need to bring in size 10 (longer length preferable) straight needles and one skein (150 yards) of worsted weight yarn of their choice to start.  Other materials needed will be discussed in class.  Students can also bring independent projects for help as well.

 

Course #1492    Thursday           NMS

6:45-7:45 PM    Starts 10/5/17    8 Classes

Nicole Christensen                     Fee $129

 

BEGINNER KNITTING CIRCLE—DAYTIME (AGES 18 & UP)

Make time for yourself and learn to knit!  If you’ve always wanted to knit, but didn’t know where to start, or need to brush up on the basics, this course is for you!  Learn to cast on, knit, purl and more, creating a fashionable project to start!  Knitting is a great hobby that can be transported with you.  Knit at sports events, waiting rooms, etc. using snippets of time!  Learn about different fibers, try out different types and sizes of needles and more!  Crochet basics will also be taught.  Students need to bring in a skein of bulky-weight yarn of their choice (such as Lion Wool-Ease Thick N Quick), and US size 11, 13 or 15 knitting needles to start.

 

Course #           1371     Wednesday       Teen Ctr.

11:00-12:00 PM Starts 10/4/17    8 Classes

Nicole Christensen                     Fee $129

 

INTERMEDIATE KNITTING CIRCLE—DAYTIME—AGES 18 & UP

For those who can cast on and knit garter stitch, and are ready to build more skills (or have completed the beginner course).  Several projects will be created starting with an “oh so cute” hat that can be made in sizes from children to adults, as well as a seamless project “knitting in the round” on circular needles.  In this comprehensive, step-by-step, fun class, you will learn to read patterns, check gauge, master more difficult stitches (including cables) and more!  Students need to bring in size 10 (longer length preferable) straight needles and one skein (150 yards) of worsted weight yarn of their choice to start.  Other materials needed will be discussed in class.  Students can also bring independent projects for help as well.

 

Course #1393    Wednesday       Teen Ctr

12:15-1:15 PM  Starts 10/4/17    8 Classes

Nicole Christensen                     Fee $129

 

SERGER SEWING BASICS

Do you have a Serger collecting dust in a closet?  Learn how to use it correctly, what each part does, how to troubleshoot common problems, plus tips for easier threading and smoother stitches.  You will become comfortable with your Serger machine and discover how to use its best features.  Students should bring their Serger with manual, accessories, thread, and needles, plus scrap fabric (quilting cotton) to each class.  Instructor will provide general sewing supplies (pins, rulers, scissors, hand needles) for practice.

 

Course #           1423     Thursday           NHS

6:00-8:00 PM    Starts 9/28/17    2 Classes

Sarah McFarland                                   Fee $59

 

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

 

 

FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL RETIREMENT

With financial independence, retirement can be the most fulfilling time of your life.  This class covers important money management concepts and issues that are valuable to people near or at retirement.  Topics include how to reduce pressures on your retirement income and which assets are appropriate for retirement income.  A “hear it, see it, read it, write it” teaching method makes it easy for you to understand and remember the practical information.  No products or investments will be promoted or offered.  By condensing up-to-date financial information into three classroom sessions, this seminar gives you the answers you need.  A $30 material fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

 

Course #           4361     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/11/17  3 Classes

Steve Jacques                          Fee $29

Voya Financial Advisers Inc.

 

 

TAX FREE IN RETIREMENT

Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down.  Unfortunately for most this may not be the case.  Historical federal tax rates have been as high as 91% in the 50’s, 70% in the 70’s and 50% in the 80’s.  Upon retirement social security may be taxable as high as 85% to the recipient and required minimum distributions from retirement accounts also can create substantial taxable income.  Include pensions, rental property income, capital gains, dividend and interest income and you can see the picture is somewhat unclear on future taxes.  Join us to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax free retirement.

 

Course #           4460     Thursday           NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 10/26/17  1 Class

Michael Alimo                           Fee $29

USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC

INCOME PLANNING IN RETIREMENT

Retirement can be a very rewarding time in one persons life, however planning for retirement and preparing to have the income that is required to  meet ones needs can be quite challenging.  Many people want to secure a plan and know that they will not outlive their money in retirement as the safety net of their job and salary will be gone.  During this workshop, you will learn:  How to calculate what your needs will be; What your guaranteed sources of income are; How to maximize your social security to improve cash flow; If you collect a pension what are your options; What is an acceptable rate of drawdown on my retirement savings and how to prepare to adjust this; What are the potential resources to generate income throughout retirement; What are the guaranteed means for income creation and which are variable in nature; How taxes can affect the outcome of a persons’ income planning; How to plan for retirement if my spouse predeceases me; How can medical emergency and long term care impact the plan. 

 

Course #           4355     Monday NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/2/17    1 Class

Michael Alimo                           Fee $29

USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC 

THE CONNECTICUT PARTNERSHIP FOR LONG-TERM CARE

The Partnership is a unique alliance between State government and the private insurance industry developed to provide individuals with a way to plan for their long-term care needs without the risk of impoverishment.  The instructor will address how Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans impact long term care, and will also include a detailed explanation of how the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care Insurance Program works.  The class will be taught by an employee of the State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management.

Course #           4258     Tuesday                        NHS

6:00-7:30 PM    Starts 10/3/17    1 Class

Aldo Pantano                             Fee $14

 

SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES IN RETIREMENT

This is a great opportunity to learn KEY CONCEPTS you need to know before applying for Social Security.  Depending on your age, Social Security filing strategies may boost lifetime benefits and increase retirement income by tens of thousands.  Always consider Social Security payout as a component of your retirement plan.  We will inform you about:  January 1, 2017 Social Security regulation changes impacting  the filing timing options available to you; How Social Security benefits are calculated and the advanced planning required to increase them; Why married couples, divorced and widowed individuals can miss out on significant lifetime sums; How Social Security sums may be integrated into a retirement analysis projecting future monthly income; The “three legged stool” approach to retirement planning and how to support your needs in the future; What is your money earmarked for?  Income, growth, preservation, legacy?; Will I outlive my money in retirement?  How can I avoid this? 

 

Course #           4357     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 9/20/17    1 Class

Michael Alimo                           Fee $29

USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC

 

THE JOYS, CHALLENGES AND FRUSTRATIONS OF AGING AND LIFE-PLANNING

Have you heard friends and family members talk about the frustrations and challenges of caring for loved ones?  In most cases these dilemmas result from a lack of focus or planning in understanding the impacts of Caregiving, Remote or Long-distance Caregiving, etc.  Do you wonder how and where to find the guidance and resources necessary to help enjoy or cope with these challenges?  This class is designed to equip you with tools and techniques to address these situations and is based upon years of successful work, related to managing complex Aging—Elder issues and family dynamics.

 

Course #           4329     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/18/17  1 Class

Curt Symes                               Fee $29

 

 

CONFUSED ABOUT MEDICAID?

There is much discussion today about Medicaid—level of funding, changes and qualification.  Government and stat funded Medicaid is a very complicated process—spenddowns, asset preservation and family gifting are all major considerations.  This course will simplify the complexities, layout the process, terminology and resources, and answer many of your questions.  Remember, Medicaid and Medicare are separate but potentially related programs depending on individual situations. 

 

Course #           6385     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 11/1/17    1 Class

Curt Symes                               Fee $29

 

THE HOW-TOS OF ESTATE PLANNING AND RELEVANT DOCUMENTS

An Estate Plan is the greatest gift you can give a family member or loved one. You do not need to be a Millionaire to think about Estate Planning, rather consider the confusion having an Estate Plan will eliminate for  your family and heirs.  This course will lay out the parts of a plan and detail the steps to undertake in developing an initial Asset Profile and documenting the necessary components

 

Course #           6354     Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/4/17    1 Class

Curt Symes                               Fee $29

 

THE HOW-TOS OF MEDICARE

This is now an expanded class with two sessions and includes more Medicare plan analysis and discussion.  It is designed for people approaching age 65 who have questions regarding Medicare and related Medical, Dental, Vision and Long term Care Insurance?  It addresses the TV and media advertising, home mailers, etc. talking about—Medicare Part A, B & D—Supplements and Advantage Plans, Red-White-Blue Books, etc. 

 

Course #6208    Tues/Thurs        NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/24/17  2 Classes

Curt Symes                               Fee $54  


THE VALUE OF FAMILY LIFE PLANNING—WILLS, TRUSTS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY,HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES, LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE, ETC.

Are you concerned about the need and importance of having a Simple Will, Living Will, Curable Power of Attorney (POA), Health Care Directive & Proxy, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, DNR and so on?  Do you know what they mean, how they are created and the negative ramifications of not having them?  If the answer is no, then this class is for you and your spouse or significant other.  This is a how-to and planning class with references and examples.

 

 

Course # 6372   Wednesday       NHS

6:30-8:30 PM    Starts 10/11/17  1 Class

Curt Symes                               Fee $29

 

INTRODUCTION TO EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS (ETFS)

Due to the popularity of lower cost, passive approaches to investing, EFTs now have combined assets of over $2.8 trillion, with more choices than ever before.  Attendees will learn how ETFs might be used as part of an overall investment strategy, and what potential risks and pitfalls to watch out for.  This class is for educational purposes only—no products or services will be offered.

 

Session I

Course #           6448     Thursday           NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 9/28/17    1 Class

Andre Korogodon                       Fee $29

 

Session II

Course #           6485     Thursday           NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 11/2/17    1 Class

Andre Korogodon                       Fee $29 

SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING—DO YOU KNOW WHICH STRATEGY IS BEST FOR YOU?

This ninety-minute presentation covers Social Security basics and reveals strategies for maximizing benefits.  We will discuss minimizing taxes on Social Security benefits and coordination of your Social Security benefit with your other sources of retirement income.  We welcome your questions about Social Security benefits as you explore your personal options.

 

Course #           6421     Thursday           NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 10/12/17  1 Class

Albert D’Agosto and                   Fee $29

Charles Yannich

Retirement & Money Strategies

 

WHAT ABOUT RISK?

It’s the 30th anniversary of the crash of 1987, but financial turmoil has also occurred more recently.   Twice in the last 17 years, the stock market has lost half of its value before recovering.  This class will examine the history of financial crises, stock market bubbles and “black swan events”, and the role of fear and greed in investor behavior.  This class is for educational purposes only—no products or services will be offered.

 

Session I

Course #           6430     Thursday           NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts10/5/17     1 Class

Andre Korogdon                                     Fee $29

 

Session II

Course #           6432     Thursday           NHS

6:30-8:00 PM    Starts 10/19/17  1 Class

Andre Korogodon                       Fee $29

 

BELLY DANCE FITNESS

Calling all shapes and sizes!  Strengthen your core and sculpt your trunk, arms, and legs while learning the basics of Middle-Eastern belly dance!  Basic choreography along with Pop music and traditional Middle Eastern music will have you dancing away the calories.  Beautiful hip scarves and silk veils provided.  Wear work-out clothes and bring two 3-lb. weights (optional).

 

Course #8263    Tuesday                        NHS

6:30-7:30 PM    Starts 9/19/17    8 Classes

Suzanne Tartaglia                      Fee $89

 

INTEGRAL QIGONG AND TAI CHI

Qigong, and later Tai Chi, were developed and refined over thousands of years with the exact purpose of mindful evolution of body, mind and spirit.  Experience and learn easy to follow  Qigong and Tai Chi movements and techniques so that you can develop your own practice for health and well being.  Prepare to be relaxed and rejuvenated!  Please wear comfortable clothing.

 

Session I

Course #           8275     Tuesday             Teen Ctr

6:30-7:30 PM    Starts 9/19/17     10 Classes

Kathleen Donahue                     Fee $129

 

Session II

Course #           8279     Tuesday                        Teen Ctr

6:30-7:30 PM    Starts 1/2/18     8 Classes

Kathleen Donahue                     Fee $104

 

YOGA STRETCH WITH MISSY

Unwind from a stress-filled day with a relaxing evening of yoga.  Transform from tense and tight to mellow and limber.  This yoga practice is designed to lengthen and stretch breath.  Take your time and truly be in the moment…a peaceful moment!  Wear sweatpants and bring exercise/yoga mat.  Yoga strap and yoga block are optional.

 

Wednesday                              NHS

6:30-7:30 PM                6 or 12 Classes

Missy Gregson                         

 

Course #8348  12 Classes  Starts 9/20  $120

Course #8349    6 Classes  Starts 9/20  $69

Course #8350    6 Classes  Starts 11/1  $69

 

BALLROOM DANCING

Learn the Fox Trot, Waltz, Cha-Cha and more!  Joe Williams and Noni Low have been dancing together for over 21 years and teaching ballroom dance for beginners to advanced for 15 years.  Their basic concept of ballroom dancing consists of having fun with easy to learn instructions.  Couples and singles welcome.

 

Thursday                                   SHS

7:00-8:00 PM                            4 Classes

Joe Williams and Nonni Low      

Fee $99/couple or $51/single

 

Session 1      Course #8441      Starts 9/28/17

Session 2      Course #8442      Starts 11/2/17

 

HATHA YOGA

This session offers a variety of postures suitable for both beginner and experienced students.   Bring yoga mat and towel.  Yoga blocks optional.

 

Course # 8130   Monday               NHS

6:30-7:30 PM    Starts 9/18/17      10 Classes

Mark Delgobbo                          Fee $99

 

CARDIO DANCE

Get moving and kick your metabolism into high gear-fun-fun-fun and super cardio!!!  Wiggle, jiggle and giggle!!!  Sweat to the oldies, “ole skool” and to today’s hits.  No experience necessary.  This is a fun and safe class with all levels welcome.  Modifications are provided.  Exercises will include warm-up, flex, stretch, tone, core work and cardio.  Athletic support sneakers or cross trainers and gym attire recommended.  Bring beach towel or yoga mat.

 

Course #           8412     Thursday           NHS

5:15-6:10 PM    Starts 9/28/17    6 Classes

Cheryl Carpio                            Fee $79


COUNTRY WESTERN LINE DANCING

Great cardio exercise.  Once you get moving you will not be able to stop!!!  If you took this series last time and missed a few classes, we will repeat a few dances but will have additional new dances to learn.  We will also talk about  Country Dance technique and dance floor etiquette.  Comfortable clothing and flat dance shoes recommended.

 

Course # 8452    Thursday  NHS

7:15-8:10 PM Starts 9/28/17    6 Classes

Cheryl Carpio                           Fee $79


 

 TAP DANCING

Tap will give the student a basic understanding of tap sounds and rhythms combined with basic jazz movements to facilitate the sounds of the taps.  You will move through basic dance positions to begin to learn to balance and replace your weight.  Tap shoes and water needed for class.

 

Course #           8421     Thursday           NHS

7:15-8:10 PM    Starts 9/28/17    6 Classes

Cheryl Carpio                            Fee $79

 

 CARDIO CALORIE BLAST

Join this class to get fit, have fun, and relieve stress!  Increase your energy with this uplifting and upbeat class that provides three workouts in one.  This efficient and effective workout will include aerobics, toning exercises, and yoga stretching.  You will utilize the latest fitness principles to maximize calorie and fat burning, in addition to ways to increase the intensity of exercise.  All levels of fitness are welcome.  Low-impact, low-intensity exercises and modifications to exercises will be demonstrated.  Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.  Bring bottled water, an exercise or yoga mat, ad a pair of hand weights (3 lbs for beginners, 5 lbs+ for advanced).

 

Tues                                         RIS

4:30-5:30 PM                              12 Classes

Jill Patterson                             Fee $99

 

Session 1      Course #8237      Starts 10/17/17

Session 2      Course #8241      Starts 12/5/17

Session 3      Course #8243      Starts 1/23/18

 

TOTALLY TONED

Join this class to tone up and have fun!  Each class will include a warm-up, toning exercises utilizing hand held weights or the body’s own resistance and stretching.  This course will help you tone up and increase your metabolism by increasing muscle cells.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.  Please bring bottled water, an exercise or yoga mat, and a pair of hand weights to each class (3 lbs for beginners and 5lbs+ for advanced).

 

Tuesday                                    TBD

3:15-4:15 PM                            6 Classes

Jill Patterson                             Fee $69

 

Session 1      Course #8430      Starts 10/19/17

Session 2      Course #8431      Starts 12/7/17

Session 3      Course #8432      Starts 1/25/18

 

 AUTUMN OUTDOOR WALK & TONE WORKOUT!

Grab your sneakers and a water bottle for this fun outdoor class!  This class will include a combination of walking, interval training (optional), toning exercises utilizing the body’s own resistance, ab (without getting on the ground!) and core work and stretching.  All levels of fitness are welcome, as low-impact/low intensity and high impact/high intensity options will be available.  This course will keep you toned, increase your metabolism by increasing muscle cells, get outdoors and enjoy the autumn foliage, and have fun with others!

Tuesday                                    NHS

3:15-4:15 PM    Starts 8/29/17                6 Classes

Jill Patterson                             Fee $69

 

PERSONAL MAT PILATES WITH ROSE

Created by Joseph Pilates as Controlology, this movement class works on creating our strongest balanced body to keep the spine flexible, the core strong and the mind focused.  Special attention is paid to form and proper alignment.  Seniors encouraged—all levels welcome.  Benefits include improved posture, strength, balance and ease of movement in daily living.  Wear flexible, comfortable clothing and bring an exercise mat and water bottle.  To register for this class or for more information, please contact Rosemary Larkin directly at (203) 417-6026 or

rizzzi001@gmail.com.

 

By Appointment

5 Personal Classes        Fee $215

10 Personal Classes      Fee $400

Location:  26 Brookwood Drive, Newtown

 

PERSONAL OR DUET APPARATUS PILATES WITH ROSE

A personalized training session utilizing specially designed Pilates equipment, originally developed by Joseph Pilates, to enhance the alignment, flexibility and strength-building potential of your body with hundreds of exercises to build up to!  Special attention given to form and proper spinal alignment while building core strength.  Seniors encouraged—all levels welcome!  Wear flexible, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle, socks with grips suggested.  To register for this class or for more information, please contact Rosemary Larkin directly at (203) 417-6026 or rizzzi001@gmail.com.

 

By Appointment

Packages available for 1, 5 or 10 Sessions

Call for locations

 

 

 

FENCING FOR EVERYONE

These courses are designed for the novice to intermediate student and may be used for recreational fencing and as a steppingstone to competitive fencing as well.  Tom Ciccerone and associates teach this course.  The course is one hour of training and unlimited open fencing afterwards.  Tom is the former NCAA Head Coach of Sacred Heart University as well as coach of Vassar College varsity fencing team and a registered member of the USFCA holding a “Prevot d’Arms” certification in all weapons.  All equipment is provided.  This course is held at the Candle wood Fencing Center located at 272 White Street, Danbury, CT   06810 (corner of Shalvoy Lane and White Street, second floor of the Federal Towing and Car Care Building).  For more information go to www.candlewoodfending.com or call for details (203) 778-0808.  Please note:  Membership to the United States Fencing Association must be purchased on the first night of class for a fee of $10.  This fee covers the cost of membership and insurance.  Checks should be made out to USFA and not be included with your registration.  Please pay this fee at the door.

 

MODERN EPEE AGES 16 TO ADULT

Course #           8557     Friday               Fee $125

7:30-9:00 PM    Starts  10/6/17     10 Classes

 

PEE WEE FENCING AGES 8—12

Course #8649    Saturday                       Fee $125

12:00-1:30 PM  Starts  10/7/17     10 Classes


Online courses

If you have no time for a formal class but have an interest in learning something new or updating your current information, try an online course!  All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.  The courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient and geared just for you.  All courses require internet access, e-mail and an Internet Explorer browser.

 

 For a complete listing of courses and fees, please visit:  www.ed2go.com/newtown.  No discounts apply.



 

 

ADULT DIPLOMA CLASSES

 

 WERACE—Western Connecticut Regional Adult Education

 Credit Diploma Program (CDP)

 General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

 Adult Basic Education (ABE)

 English As A Second Language (ESL)

 REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

 

CDP:

Returning Students:  August 16 and 17

New Students:  August 21 and 22

Classes Start :  September 5

 

ABE & GED:

Returning Students:  August 23

New Students:  August 24

Classes Start:  September 5

 

ESL:

Returning Students:  September 11

New Students:  September 12 and 13

Classes Start:  September 11

 

For more information on registration and class dates and times, please contact:

Danbury Continuing Education, WERACE, 10 Crosby Street, Danbury, CT  06810,

203-797-4731

www.danbury.k12.ct.us, click on Schools and then Adult Education/WERACE.