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EASTCONN Adult & Community Programs

Summer 2019 All Close to Home, Affordable and Fun!

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Dear Community Members: I’m extremely pleased to offer our Summer 2019 catalog!

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For over 24 years, EASTCONN’s Adult and Community programs have offered a variety of convenient, affordable and high-quality programs that are designed to enrich and benefit the lives of our community. Can’t make it to a classroom? Check out the many instructor-facilitated, online courses offered through Ed2Go, The Center for Legal Studies and UGot Class. They are informative, enjoyable, convenient and highly interactive.

ADULT CLASSES

Bus Trips............................................................ p. 7-18 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies..................................... p. 2 Photography..................................................... p. 5-6 Music & Dance.................................................. p. 5 Mind & Body..................................................... p. 5 Employment & Training................................... p. 3-4 Education.......................................................... p. 2 Registration....................................................... p. 28, 29

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions for future courses. I look forward to an exciting summer and hope to see you all on our fabulous bus trips and in our classrooms!

ADULT EDUCATION......................... p. 10-11

Richard Tariff, EASTCONN Director of Adult & Community Programs Contact: rtariff@eastconn.org, 860-455-1562

Employment & Training

Adult Basic Education - Reading & Math Citizenship Classes ESL (English-as-a-Second Language) Family Literacy

We have some great new classes and trips planned for the coming months, as well as a few that are back by popular demand!

J.E.T. (Jobs, Employment & Training) Options to Earn a Diploma: CDP, GED, NEDP Transitions to Post-Secondary Program

Have an idea for a class but don’t see it in our catalog? Feel free to reach out to me and we can try to offer it the next time around. I hope to see you in an upcoming class or on a trip! Sandra Garcia, Adult & Community Programs Coordinator Contact: sgarcia@eastconn.org, 860-455-1584

FIND REGISTRATION FORMS ON PAGE 28-29

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Try an Online Class!

EASTCONN Community Education has plenty of options to choose from.

Over 250 Online Courses

These, instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Take them any time of the day or night. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. Some Ed2Go Topics: • Accounting Fundamentals • Grant Writing • Medical Coding • Medical Terminology: A Word-Association Approach • Speed Spanish Please note: Online classes require you to register securely online using a MasterCard, VISA, or American Express. Ed2Go classes are not refundable.

Visit www.ed2go.com/eastconn/ to find the complete catalog of 250+ courses.

UGot Class: Over 50 Online Courses

UGot Class features courses that teach you skills for the 21st Century.

Some standout classes include: Strategies for Productivity & Time Management, Productivity eTools: Be Organized & Get Stuff Done, WordPress Fundamentals, Advanced WordPress, Creative Problem Solving, Management Boot Camp and many more. Most UGot Class online courses are offered 4 times a year. A wide variety of subjects are available. Classes start the first Monday of the month. New to online learning? Our online learning tutorial begins the week before classes start.

View the complete course catalog at www.yougotclass.org/catalog-complete.cfm/Eastconn

19 Classes Offered

• Law School Preparation

• Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course • Paralegal Certificate Course

• Software Essentials for the Law Office

See the complete catalog at www.legalstudies.com/vendor/eastconn/ Do not use the registration form in this brochure to register for any online classes.

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ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES • EDUCATION ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES Furniture Flipping 101 – Table Turnover! NEW

Have you ever wanted to learn how to up-cycle a piece of furniture but didn’t know where to begin? Look no further! Wendy has the knowledge and skills to teach you how to take a sad piece of furniture and make it happy again. Through the techniques of sanding and painting, she will help you “flip” it into something new for your home. Bring a small side table to class and you’ll enjoy giving new life to an old piece of furniture. NOTE: The table should be small enough to easily transport back and forth to class. Once registered, we ask that you email us a photo of the table so that the instructor can discuss color options, details, etc. with you. 3 classes with Wendy Thursdays, June 6, 13 & 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Over AndOver CT, Andover $59; Material Fee: $15, payable to instructor at class

Introduction to Astronomy

Hop on board the cosmic express and take a journey from our precious planet earth through the solar system and beyond! Learn about our cosmic neighborhood. Study such celestial wonders as the planets, stars, comets, meteors, sun, moon and so much more! 1 class with Ron Wednesday, October 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $45

Learn to Brew Kombucha at Home

We all know how good fermented foods and beverages are for us, but they can be costly. Learn how easy it can be to brew Kombucha at home for a fraction of the cost. 1 class with Tianna Thursday, July 11, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $29

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Tuesdays, July 9-23, 6-7:30 p.m., Colebrook Village at Hebron, Hebron $75; Material Fee: $40, payable to instructor

The Garden Coach NEW

Quilting 101

Quilting 101 – Disappearing 9 Patch NEW

Learn the basics of quilting, intersecting seams, pattern placement and much more in this 3-night class. Learn to make a crib size/ lap quilt by the end of the class. Bring your sewing machine and your materials to class and enjoy making a quilt while having fun. NOTE: If you need a sewing machine, please let us know at registration, since there are a limited number available to borrow. All materials need to be purchased prior to the first day of class and brought to class. 3 classes with Ashley Thursdays, August 8-22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Colebrook Village at Hebron, Hebron $85

Sewing 101 – The Basics

In this 3-week course you’ll learn the basics of sewing, like French seams, elastic application, hems and linings as well as how to thread and operate a sewing machine and so much more. You’ll create a pillowcase, a tote bag and a pair of PJ pants that you’ll get to take home with you. NOTE: If you need a sewing machine please let us know at registration since there are a limited number available to borrow. 3 classes with Ashley

Create the perfect garden for your home. Our instructor, a professional landscape designer and master gardener, will discuss soil, moisture, sun exposure, shade, and drainage. He’ll use tailored approaches for each student to help you design a garden that meets your needs and style. He’ll sketch individual outdoor plans for your site. You’ll leave class with a greater understanding of your outdoor space and learn how to better make your garden grow. NOTE: Bring dimensions and pictures of your outside space. 4 Classes with Brian Thursdays, July 11-August 8 (no class 7/25), 6:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $95

EDUCATION The Princeton Review Test Preparation for SAT or ACT

This course is The Princeton Review’s most comprehensive and popular program. Students will review essential SAT or ACT content; learn exclusive, updated strategies that will yield results on the test; and prepare for success with extensive in-class practice. This course features 18 hours of expert instruction, four proctored, fulllength practice tests and additional online content. All of this is offered in addition to a score-improvement guarantee, or your money back! For more information, please call The Princeton Review at 800-273-8499. To register online visit, https://www.princetonreview.com/eastconn Classes are from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Tests are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 8/5/19, 8/14/19, 8/20/19 Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, August 5 – 21, EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic (Please note: Schedules are subject to change) $799 with promo code EASTCONN100 at checkout $899 without promo code

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EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING American Red Cross CPR, AED and Basic First Aid

Begin to understand the importance of early CPR and defibrillation through basic life support training in this blended learning class. Students will learn how to perform basic CPR, first aid and how to use an Automat External Defibrillator (AED). You will be required to perform 2-hours of online learning prior to coming to class. You will be sent a link after you register to complete the pre-requirements. Once class is complete, you will receive your certificate of completion, which is good for 2 years. 1 Class with Bradford Wednesday, July 17, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. OR Tuesday, August 6, 5-8 p.m. EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99

Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 140

Classroom Hours w/ a Clinical Externship (classroom learning and online learning available) This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands-on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this

provider! $1,299 (textbooks included)

Dialysis Technician (online learning)

EKG Technician Program program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Course Contact Hours: 140 hrs. + Clinical Externship Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hrs. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9– October 10, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., (1-hour lunch break each day), EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $2,599 (Textbooks included) – classroom learning $2,499 (Textbooks included) – online learning

Dental Assisting (online learning)

This course prepares students for entry level positions as a dental assistant. This course covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, oral anatomy, dental operatory, tooth structures, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity, and other areas. Course includes: 24-hours 7 days a week instructor support and course mentors; engaging labs, student exercises and course videos; all textbooks, workbooks and student materials; and a new secure student website that includes career resources and other training. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare

This program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform the responsibilities of a Dialysis Technician. Topics include normal kidney physiology; basic principles of hemodialysis; kidney dialysis machines; dialyzer preparation and reprocessing; and assisting dialysis patients in managing their disease and treatment. Course includes: 24-hours 7 days a week instructor support and course mentors; engaging labs, student exercises and course videos; all textbooks, workbooks and student materials; and a new secure student website that includes career resources and other training. $1,299 (textbooks included)

EKG Technician Certification Program (classroom learning and online learning available)

This comprehensive, 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician Exam and other national certification exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. Course Contact Hours: 50 hrs. Mondays-Wednesdays, July 8-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (1-hour lunch breach each day), EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $1,199 (Textbooks included) - classroom learning $1,299 (Textbooks included) – online learning

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EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING • FINANCIAL Pharmacy Technician (online learning) NEW

This online program prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. The course, which is in candidate status for ASHP/ACPA accreditation, includes simulations and connects students with an externship partner at a local pharmacy (CVS or Walgreens) for the fulfillment of graduation requirements. Study topics include pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations and nonsterile compounding, as well as pharmacy law, regulations and standards. In addition to one-on-one instructor support, students will receive a laboratory kit, e-books, and an exam voucher. Time to complete this program is estimated to be 292 hours. Tuition cost includes a new laptop, access to a student advocate and job placement. $2,999

Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program w/a Clinical Externship (online learning)

This online program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Topics covered are anatomy and physiology, terminology, blood collection procedures. This program includes an optional clinical externship rotation for all students. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete this program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Course includes: 24-hours, 7 days a week instructor support and course mentors; engaging labs, student exercises and course videos; all textbooks, workbooks and student materials; and a new secure student website that includes career resources and other training. Note: Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Exam. $1,299 (Textbooks included)

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the class. NOTE: Certification is sent to you upon successful completion. 1 Class with Jim Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch break), Colebrook Village at Hebron, Hebron $85; Material Fee: $100, payable to instructor at class

Veterinary Assistant Program w/ a Clinical Externship (online learning)

Pharmacy Technician (online)

Professional Medical Coding and Billing (online learning) NEW

This online program helps students prepare for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Study topics include healthcare information management, reimbursement methodologies, medical terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, and current code sets. In addition to personalized instructor and graduate support, students receive e-books, industry codebooks, access to an online reference library, and a voucher for one of the national certification exams. Time to complete this program is estimated to be 640 hours. Tuition costs includes a new laptop, access to a student advocate and job placement. $3,500

ServSafe Certification

Improve your job marketability! Employers hold staff with a ServSafe certification in higher regard. Every food service operation is required by the State of Connecticut to employ at least one Qualified Food Operator; why not be that one person that stands out above the rest? Learn Connecticut’s requirements to become a qualified food operator. Exam will be offered at the end of

This online program introduces students to the exciting and growing field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals, as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, and how to assist the veterinarian during examinations. Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office. Course includes: 24-hours, 7 days a week instructor support and course mentors; engaging labs, student exercises and course videos; all textbooks, workbooks and student materials; and a new secure student website that includes career resources and other training. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification or a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives. $1,299 (Textbooks included)

FINANCIAL Budgeting 101

Do you struggle with money on a monthly basis? Learn to budget and manage your money in this 90-minute workshop. In this class you’ll go over your expenses and income so that you can truly see where you are spending your money. You’ll learn about spending insights and trends and at the end of class you’ll walk away with a budget plan and an awareness of your finances lead you to manage your money more efficiently. 1 class with Jose Wednesday, July 31, 10-11:30 a.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic

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FINANCIAL • MIND & BODY • MUSIC & DANCE • PHOTOGRAPHY OR Wednesday, August 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19

EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $69

Beginner Belly – Mixed Levels

Buying Your First Home – Where Do You begin?

Buying a home is the single largest purchase that most people will make in their lifetime. However, most people have no idea where to begin. Join us in this 90-minute workshop to learn about your options. You’ll learn about what a mortgage is, how to qualify for a mortgage loan, how much you can truly afford, how much of a down payment you may need if any, and what a mortgage payment includes. Make your dream of owning your own home a reality in this class, join us today! 1 class with Jose Tuesday, July 16, 6-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic OR Thursday, August 8, 6-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19

Out of Town Landlord – How to Master Managing Property from Far Away NEW

In the class, you will learn criteria for deciding whether to purchase rental properties outside of your “home base”, to recognize resources for increasing the probability of the successful purchase and management of rental properties from “out of town”, to use checklists as efficient and effective processes and to make strategic rental property decisions versus buying into long-held, “absolute profit” beliefs. There are many traditional and long-held beliefs that buying certain properties guarantees success. Eric has over 10 years of experience investing during a recession. You will receive a book in class which explains that there is no such thing as an absolute (or guaranteed) profit. 1 Class with Eric Tuesday, September 10, 6-8 p.m. EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $19; Material fee: $19.95 due to instructor at class

Learn isolation techniques for dancing this mystical dance. Tone all the areas of your body, from head-to-toe! Awaken your senses, mind and abs and have fun while doing it. Engage in a warm-up, classic belly-dance moves, and a cool-down. Socks or slipper-type dance shoes are recommended. 5 Classes with Ann Tuesdays, July 9 – August 6, 6:40-7:40 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $59

HIP-HOP LINE DANCING 101

MIND & BODY Learn Tarot – 101

Discover the exciting world of tarot cards! The tarot is a deck of 78 picture cards that has been used for centuries to reveal hidden truths and carry individuals on meditative discovery. Discover ways to blend inner and outer realties so you can live your life more creatively and purposefully. Upon completion, you will receive your certificate of completion and set sail on a powerful personal growth journey. You will receive a tarot class book the first night of class. 5 classes with Lisa & Heather Thursdays, July 11-August 8, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99; Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor

MUSIC & DANCE Advanced/Troupe Belly Dance

More technique, more fluid moves and more rhythm work in our dance routines. Create your own look and style with costuming, make-up and jewelry! Prerequisite: Must have four (4) sessions of Beginner Belly Dance I with this instructor. 5 Classes with Ann Tuesdays, July 9 – August 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,

Hip-Hop Line Dancing 101

Looking to stay active and love to dance? Give hop-up line dancing a chance! This 5-week course will teach you some of the hottest and latest hip-hop line dances. Learn specially choreographed line dances from songs performed by today’s top hip-hop artists. Get your friends and family to register with you or connect with co-workers for a fun night out! NOTE: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 5 Classes with Derrick Tuesdays, July 9–August 6, 6:15-7:15 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson OR Thursdays, July 11-August 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $59

PHOTOGRAPHY Chasing the Light – The Art of Travel and Nature Photography

The purpose of this class is an exploration of light, color and vision through your camera lens. Using the method and approach of a professional travel photographer, students will learn to consider light and color, and develop their vision for a photograph before clicking the shutter. Familiarity with your camera is required as the class will not include instruction on how to use your

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PHOTOGRAPHY camera other than basic camera controls. Between class sessions, students will be asked to complete a practice exercise at home. Come learn the most important part of field photography – “chasing the light.” 2 Classes with Photographer Paul Thursdays, July 11 & 25, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $69

while getting to know your 35mm DSLR camera; your tool to creating and capturing your art. The goal of this course is to stop using “auto everything” settings and learn how to gain creative control of your camera. This course is designed to boost your confidence, help you improve your photography and become a skilled artist by learning the art and science of 35mm photography. 1 Class with Photographer Ron Thursday, August 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $49

Creating Photographs that will Knock Your Socks Off!

Taking photos can be more than just pointing your camera at the image and pressing the button. In two classes you will learn the rule of three-point lighting using both studio lights and general ambient illumination. Discover ways to produce wonderful images by exploring with your lens’ focal length, aperture, shutter speed settings and much more! Materials needed: Digital camera with instruction booklet, fully charged battery, tripod if owned. 2 Classes with photographer Peter Tuesday & Thursday, June 25 & 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $59

Digital Photography for the Beginner

Do you own a digital camera but are not getting the quality images that you want? Then this class is for you! Basic photography will be covered in this class, including setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, working with depth-of-field, selecting lenses, backing-up, simple editing, and more. Learn camera-holding techniques, advantages of using a tripod or monopod, specific controls on your camera that mystify you, and much more! A complete handout with diagrams and instructions will be given to all participants. Materials needed: Camera, photos taken (on a flash drive, saved as JPG’s) 3 Classes with photographer Peter Tuesdays, July 23-August 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $69

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Take Great Photos with Your Smartphone for Seniors

Introduction to Photographic Composition

Do you understand the basics of how to use your camera but want to know how to better compose your images? Then this class is for you! This course will introduce you to the artistic side of photography known as “composition.” Understanding and learning to compose an image takes time, patience, diligence and hands-on application. Ron will guide you in developing a “photographer’s eye.” Through his guidance, you will better your imagery by learning how to identify composing elements such as good light, shapes, forms, lines, patterns, colors, angles and much more. 1 Class with Ron Tuesday, August 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $45

Learn Your Camera’s Creative Modes and Say Goodbye to “Auto”

This exciting course will help you understand 35mm photography by learning just two camera modes! That’s right – two camera modes will take care of 90% of your photographic subjects. Learn the basic recipe known as “the photographer’s triangle”

Take Great Photos with Your Smartphone for Seniors

The quality of smartphone cameras is improving rapidly and their capabilities extend far beyond what most people seem to use them for…taking selfies. It’s no longer necessary to drag around a big camera because you’re afraid of missing memories or a great picture opportunity with your loved ones. A good quality smartphone camera can work almost as well. This class is for those truly interested in producing quality images with their smartphones cameras. Some topics that will be covered will include: • What to look for when buying a new/used smartphone • Finding and installing the best smartphone camera apps • Understanding basic photography theory • Identifying and setting the camera controls • Useful accessories for your smartphone camera • Suggestions for handholding your camera • Specific steps to follow when taking pictures • Downloading your pictures to your computer Although this course is geared towards 55+, it is open to those of all ages. 1 class with Photographer Peter Wednesday, July 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $39

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS SPECIAL EVENTS/ BUS TRIPS 23rd Annual Newport Flower Show

incline or steps. Up to 3 hours of walking per day. August 11-23, 2019 – Tours of Distinction $5,389 pp dbl inside; $5,929 pp dbl ocean view; $6,519 pp dbl balcony

Experience American beauty and timeless style at the Newport Flower Show. Discover Newport, RI, on the 10-mile Ocean Drive tour. Enjoy leisure time for lunch at Bowen’s Wharf and waterfront shopping. Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, admission to the Newport Flower Show and tour director. June 23, 2019 – SilverMill Tours $99

33rd Annual Boston Christmas Festival

Be smart, save money and buy direct at the 33rd Annual Boston Christmas Festival. Shop more than 350 exhibitors at one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in New England. Enjoy leisure time at Quincy Market. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, admission to the 33rd Annual Boston Christmas Festival, leisure time at Quincy Market and tour director. November 9, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $85

9/11 Museum, 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory

Visit the 9/11 Memorial, occupying eight of the 16-acres at the World Trade Center. While there, stop and see the 9/11 Memorial Museum, featuring a historical exhibition that tells the story of the events at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93. Experience three levels of innovation and inspiration at the One World Observatory. Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and beyond on the 100th floor of the Observatory. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation. September 28 or November 16, 2019 – SilverMill Tours $145

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

A Day in Boston

Everyone loves Boston! The city has something for everyone to enjoy. Spend a day on your own sightseeing, shopping and eating. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, maps, restaurant listings and a tour director. October 19, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $75

Alaska: Fresh & Wild

Come along on this 13-day voyage and surround yourself with the most pristine wilderness, monumental glaciers, incredible wildlife and the local “Alaskan” way-of-life. Our cruise starts in Vancouver and sails along the Pacific Coast. This trip features the Sawyer Glacier, Hubbard Glacier, an Alaskan salmon bake, Denali National Park, gold panning, a GoldStar car ride on the Alaska Railroad and much more! Trip includes airport transfers (USA, Vancouver & Alaska), round-trip airfare, 1-night accommodation in Vancouver, 7-night cruise on the Norwegian Jewel with all meals and entertainment onboard, ultimate beverage package, excursions, 4-night stay in Alaska, 8 meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners on land), pier porterage and baggage handling, all taxes, port and government fees, tour directors plus gratuities, drivers and local guides. NOTE: Moderate walking with possible

Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Jewel of the American Southwest, welcomes you to this spectacular event! Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Chaser Club with direct access to the Balloon Fiesta field for the Twilight Twinkle Glow and Afterglow Fireworks show. Watch Dawn Patrol, a mass ascension of lighted, rainbow-colored balloons that take off in the dark. Visit the Turquoise Museum, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Sky City Cultural Center, Ghost Town of Madrid, New Mexico’s famous Sandia Peak, Santa Fe and more. Sit back and relax on a driving tour of Albuquerque. Trip includes round-trip flights from Hartford to Albuquerque, 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, sightseeing and admission per itinerary, professional tour director upon arrival in Albuquerque. October 10-14, 2019 – Friendship Tours $2,429 per person/double occupancy (price based on current airfares and subject to change)

Bliss to Beaches

Introducing Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Bliss - your home for 15 days as you cruise the Western Caribbean. This fully directed tour will expose you to a multitude of cultures, ancient sites and idyllic beaches. You’ll stop to see Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Honduras, Belize, Mexico and Costa Maya along this relaxing sea voyage. All meals and nightly entertainment are included. Trip includes 14-nights on the Norwegian Bliss, round-trip pier transfer to Manhattan, unlimited beverage package, prepaid service charges, shore excursions (optional), Tours of Distinction tour director, gratuities for tour director & drivers, taxes, port charges & fees, pier porterage and insurance (optional). NOTE: A passport is REQUIRED for all passengers. February 2-16, 2020 – Tours of Distinction $2,179/pp double (inside); $2,789/pp double (balcony)

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Boston Freedom Trail & Constitution Cruise NEW

Take a leisurely stroll on a guided walking tour along the Boston Freedom Trail, the signature historic experience in New England, as you see the following; Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill Monument, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Benjamin Franklin Statue and Boston Latin School, Park Street Church and so much more. Board Boston Harbor cruises and listen to a 45-minute narrated tour on the USS Constitution. Enjoy some free time at Quincy Market and Haymarket Square. Trip includes round trip motorcoach transportation, walking tour, Boston Harbor cruise, Quincy Market & Haymarket Square, and tour director. October 19, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $99/adult; $75/child under 17

Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels

Join us for a Friday night Red Sox game! Sit back, relax and leave the driving to us. You can grab a bite to eat before the game or shop the local shops. The bus will depart EASTCONN CLC in Willimantic at 3:30 p.m., EASTCONN in Hampton at 3:45 p.m. and EASTCONN NLC in Danielson at 4 p.m. The game begins at 7:10 p.m. The bus will depart immediately following the game. Price includes round-trip motor coach transportation and one ticket to the game. Seats are right field box, rows A-G. NOTE: Tip for the bus driver not included. Friday, August 9, 2019 $105

Broadway Your Way – November Shows

There is nothing more exhilarating than live theater. Pick a Broadway show of your choice for a Saturday matinee in orchestra/ front mezzanine seating. You’ll also enjoy free time in Times Square, “The Crossroads of the World.” Show options: • The Cher Show – Superstars some and go – Cher is forever! • The Book of Mormon – “The Best Musical of the Century.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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Canada’s Oktoberfest & Thanksgiving NEW

Boston Freedom Trail & Constitution Cruise

• Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations! • Mean Girls – “Broadway has waited a long time for Tina Fey’s talent. At last she’s here.” – The New York Times • Tootsie – There’s a new musical comedy star taking over the Great White Way – Tootsie! November 16, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $209 (The Cher Show); $215 (The Book of Mormon); $219 (Ain’t Too Proud); $259 (Tootsie or Mean Girls)

Bronx Zoo

Visit the largest metropolitan zoo in the world, home to more than 6,000 animals, representing nearly 650 species. Experience the Congo Gorilla Forest, Butterfly Zone, Children’s Zoo and Bengali Express Monorail. Enjoy dining at Dancing Crane Café while you look out across the natural marsh. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and admission to the Bronx Zoo, including the “TEX” package. October 5, 2019 - Silver Mill Tours $89/adult; $79/child (3-12 years old)

Discover the famed St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market, the largest of its kind in all of Canada. Sample hot apple fritters, freshly made pretzels, Waterloo county sausages or maple syrup sold by Mennonite Farmers who still travel by horse and buggy. Go to Festhalle to celebrate Oktoberfest. Here you’ll enjoy award winning oompah bands, Bavarian dancers and great German cuisine. Tour the beautiful Mennonite countryside and learn about their unique everyday life. Later you have time to explore the village of St. Jacobs with its many boutiques and craft shops. You’ll also visit the Butterfly Conservatory. Take your reserved grandstand seats for Canada’s most spectacular Thanksgiving Day Parade. Award-winning bands and colorful floats make this nationally televised event one of the many highlights on this tour. Later we will make the short trip to Niagara Falls for an overnight stay at the Sheraton on the Falls; enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Tour includes 4-night stay featuring 2 nights at the charming Marriott Courtyard St Jacobs Hotel, 7 Meals (4 breakfasts and 3 dinners including a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving). NOTE: A passport is required for this trip. October 11-15, 2019 – Conway Tours $1,229/single; 899/double; $889/triple; $719/child – prices are per person

Caribbean Cruise from NY

Board the Norwegian Gem for 12 days/11 nights and visit San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Barbados and Antigua! No flying required. Enjoy the mesmerizing beaches, breathtaking landscapes and relaxation. Tranquil waters just a shade deeper than the sky and a rich history, as diverse as the breathtaking landscapes make the Caribbean one of the most popular vacation spots. Trip includes round-trip transportation to the NY pier, all meals onboard, daily activities, fitness center and casino. NOTE: A valid passport for all passengers is required. February 24-March 6, 2020 – Friendship Tours $1,349 inside cabin; $1,649 outside cabin;

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS $1,969 balcony cabin; (prices are per person and do not include tax. Tax is $210 per person.)

groups in pop music. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 2-nights at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, the Temptations in concert, casino rebates, $80 slots & 2 buffet breakfasts, baggage, tax & service and tour director. December 4-6, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $469/single; $639/double; $899/triple; $1,199/quad

Chile & Argentina

Come explore Chile and Argentina with us on this journey to The Southern Cone! This tour incorporates the best historical sites and awe-inspiring natural attractions. Enjoy guided tours of Iguazu Falls. Tour the cities of Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Mendoza and Buenos Aires. Enjoy a Mendoza winery tour, Buenos Aires guacho ranch visit and a tango show. This trip includes roundtrip international airfare, airport transfers in the USA and South America, 11 nights at 4-star hotels, flights within South America, 17 meals (11 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners), a full-time tour director, gratuities for the tour director, drivers and local guides. NOTE: A passport is required. Optional travel protection offered. September 25-October 8, 2019 – Tours of Distinction $4,959 pp double; $5,799 single

Christmas Memories at Old Sturbridge Village

Join us for favorite holiday traditions, music and food! Each December, Old Sturbridge Village transforms itself into a magical, candlelit, 19th-century village. Listen to Victorian carolers, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, meet father Christmas and Santa Claus and join a Christmas carol sing-a-long. Don’t forget to stop and see chestnuts roasting on an open fire and learn the origins of candy canes, mistletoe, fruitcake and poinsettias. Escape from the frenzy of our modern Christmas season with this trip and enjoy some old-fashioned holiday spirit! Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, holiday buffet, Christmas by Candlelight, tax & service, and tour director. December 14, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $159

Christmas Prelude Festival in Kennebunkport, Maine

Visit the Christmas town, voted #2 by HGTV! Enjoy the magical holiday celebration for all generations with caroling, tree-lighting,

Flavors of Costa Rica NEW

Costa Rica arts and crafts, and so much more! Take a guided tour of Kennebunkport. Relax with your 1-night stay at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, Maine. Enjoy leisure time at the Kittery Outlets to start your holiday shopping early. Trip includes round trip motorcoach transportation, 1-night stay at Meadowmere Resort, 1 full American breakfast, 1 lobster dinner, admission to the Christmas Prelude Festival, guided tour of Kennebunkport, baggage handling, taxes & service charges and tour director. December 8-9, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $299/single; $539/double; $779/triple, $1,039/quad

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, featuring the Temptations!

Experience the luxury of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, a AAA-rated, Four Diamond hotel. This hotel features 500 richly-appointed guest rooms, Toppers Spa and Salon, a fitness room and indoor pool, a variety of entertainment and dining options and a full service, smoke-free casino. Play a variety of exciting games, including over 2,300 slot machines, table games and much more! Enjoy seeing the Temptations in concert. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are among the most successful

Costa Rica teems with curious wildlife, endless beaches, tropical rainforests and rumbling volcanoes. There is something to refresh everyone’s sense of fun and adventure. Come along and discover Costa Rica at its finest. Trip includes roundtrip international airfare, airport transfers, 7-nights at a 4-star accommodation, private transportation, 17 meals, 2 bottled waters per day, Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero boat tour, Tortuguero Village & Turtle Museum, Crocodile & Mangrove Safari on the Tarcoles River, Banana Plantation, Lake Arenal wine & cheese cruise, Manuel Antonio National Park, tour director, all taxes, and gratuities for tour director, driver and local guides. NOTE: A valid passport for all passengers is required. There is also a lot of walking, please prepare appropriately. April 24-May 1, 2020 – Tours of Distinction $4,400/single; $3,500/double (prices are per person)

Germanfest Poconos NEW

Stop at the Museum at Bethel Woods, which relives Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary, the civil rights movement, the race to the moon, the fashions of the decade and the video footage of the Woodstock Festival. Ride the rails through the fall colors along the Lackawaxen River and the beautiful Poconos Mountains aboard the Stourbridge Line Rail. Visit the Anthracite Museum and enjoy the stories of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite coal mining and textile industries. Later in the day, return to the hotel’s ballroom for the annual Germanfest celebration! Enjoy a strudel making demonstration by a chef; open bar with draft beer, wine and soda; music and dancing; and a German show with the

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Iceland

Joe Lastovia Band. Enjoy a spirited mix of German music, old favorites and contemporary classics. Traditional costumes, an Alpine Horn and Bavarian Act, German Olympic games and authentic German dishes will make this an entertaining experience. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 5 meals, gratuities to the driver and escort, room taxes and baggage handling. October 22-24, 2019 – T & A Tours, LLC $585/single; $495/twin; $485/triple (prices are per person)

Grand Tour of Thailand NEW

Discover the highlights of Thailand on this 13-day fully-guided and inclusive adventure. From incredible UNESCO landmarks, delightful Thai cuisine, smiling local interaction, and relaxing on golden beaches our tour strikes the perfect balance. Delve into the grandeur, royalty and fun of Thailand - explore the local markets, cruise on a longtail boat and experience a private Buddhist “blessing ceremony”. Trip includes roundtrip international airfare, airport transfers (Bangkok & Phuket), domestic flights in Thailand, 11-nights superior accommodations, 25 meals, city tour Khlong, local countryside tour, Silom Village dinner & dance show, tour of Ayutthaya, traditional Khantoke dinner, tour of Chiang Mai and the temples, Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, Hilltribe community visit, Gibbon Rehabilitation project, Phuket night-time walking tour, Rubber Plantation tour, all taxes & fees, tour director, local English speaking guides, gratuities for the tour director. NOTE: A valid passport for all passengers is required. February 12-24, 2020 – Tours of Distinction $6,200/single; $4,800/double (price is per person)

Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA

Join America’s most exciting Halloween festival in the bewitching seaport of Salem, MA. Salem may be most widely known as the site of the Salem witchcraft trails of 1692, but it is also a colorful, coastal city with a rich maritime heritage, an impressive display of historic architecture and a cache of amaz-

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Thailand ing stories that span almost four centuries. Spend your free time exploring the haunted happenings around Salem. Visit Salem for a spell and let you imagination set sail! Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and a tour director. Maps, restaurant suggestions and event schedules will also be provided for your own exploration. October 19, 26, or 27, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $79

Holiday Shopping in PA

Begin your holiday shopping with a weekend of bargain hunting, outlets, farmer’s markets and much more! Visit the Lancaster outlets, Rockvale and Tanger, with over 150 stores. You’ll be sure to find a deal here! Don’t miss out at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets which offer 40-60% discounts every day! Relax with a 2-night stay at the Wingate by Wyndham in Lancaster. Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, baggage, taxes and service charges, 2-night stay at the Wingate by Wyndham, 2 breakfasts at the hotel, 1 Penn Dutch Dinner at Plain & Fancy and a tour director. November 1-3, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $399/single; $739/double; $1,079/triple; $1,439/quad

Discover the “Golden Circle” which highlights many of Iceland’s natural wonders and historic sites. Explore Thingvellir National Park where the oldest existing parliament in the world first met in 930 AD. The park also features the geologically significant Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the tectonic plates divide Europe and North America. Continue to the amazing hot springs of Geysir and marvel at the two-tiered Gullfoss Waterfall. You’ll visit a family- operated greenhouse. One evening (weather permitting), you will make a special excursion to see the Northern Lights. Stand behind the plummeting Seljalandsfoss waterfall (weather permitting). Explore the charming village of Vik surrounded by high bird cliffs as well as its famed black sand beaches. Explore the popular Skogar Museum, one of the best folklore museums in the country. Lastly, you’ll have the opportunity to gaze at Selheimajokull Glacier. Journey to the famed Blue Lagoon, a unique geothermal spa located in the middle of a lava field. Relax in the warm, mineral rich water that is sure to rejuvenate the body and the spirit. Tour includes roundtrip airfare via Icelandair non-stop, 4 night accommodations at the Center Hotel Plaza in downtown Reykjavik, 6 meals (4 breakfasts and 2 dinners), air transportation taxes, fees, & fuel surcharges are included (price is subject to change). All rates are based out of Boston. NOTE: A passport is required for this trip. Trip insurance is optional. October 13-18, 2019 – Conway Tours $2,599/double; $2,599/triple; $3,299/single – prices are per person

Ireland Uncovered

Explore Ireland like never before on this 10-day adventure! Taste the best of Ireland’s culinary delights, view must-see attractions and experience authentic Irish entertainment. Trip highlights include a Dublin city tour and visits to the Guinness Storehouse, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Stone, Brain de Staic Studio, Glen Keen Farm, Cliffs of Moher, Achill Island and Kylemore Abbey! Come explore Ireland at its best in an escorted group setting. Trip includes airport transfers in United States and Ireland, round-trip international airfare, 8 nights in 4-star hotels, 8 Irish breakfasts, 6 dinners at

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS the hotels, Dublin city tour with local guide, Tours of Distinction tour director, gratuities for Tours of Distinction tour director and insurance (optional). NOTE: A passport is REQUIRED for all passengers. There will be a fair amount of walking, please prepare for such activities. September 7-16, 2019 – Tours of Distinction $3,319/pp double; $4,249/single

Italy’s Magnificent Lakes & Switzerland NEW

Take a scenic cruise of Lake Como past charming lake towns, elegant cypress trees, grand villas and exquisite gardens. You’ll tour the picturesque town of Bellagio. Travel south to Milan, the City of Glamour, home to artists for hundreds of years. Discover its spectacular high buildings and palazzos, as well as the Duomo and Sforzesco Castle. A special stop will be made at the Church Santa Maria delle Grazie to view Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece,The Last Supper. Take the Bernina Express from Tirano and experience one of the most spectacular railway routes in the world. Witness dramatic views of the Swiss and Italian Alps including the Glacier Morteratsch. You’ll see spectacular waterfalls, green valleys and mountain villages all viewed through panoramic windows. Our rail journey ends in the exclusive mountain resort town of St. Moritz where you’ll enjoy a tour of the area. Cruise from Stresa to the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore. Your first stop is Isola Bella, where we’ll tour the impressive Borromeo Palace and explore its enchanted gardens spanning ten terraces. Later, visit Isola Dei Pescatori and discover this picturesque fishing village that is famously known as one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite vacation spots. In Lugano, Switzerland, you’ll visit the town center with its Mediterranean style squares and numerous parks and subtropical plants. Next, head to Bellinzona, Switzerland’s most Italianate town where you’ll tour one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Switzerland, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tour includes roundtrip airfare, 7 nights at the 4-Star Grand Hotel Menaggio on the shores of Lake Como, 13 Meals (7 breakfasts and 6 dinners), air transportation taxes, fees, & fuel surcharges are included (price is subject to change). All rates are based out of Boston.

Lake George, NY NOTE: A passport is required for this trip. Trip insurance is optional. September 30-October 8, 2019 – Conway Tours $3,669/single; $3,199/double; $3,199/triple – prices are per person

Jersey Boys at the North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA NEW

Enjoy a relaxing brunch buffet in the theatre-themed dining room at the Backstage Bistro, surrounded by props and set pieces from some of North Shore Music Theatre’s greatest musicals. Afterwards, stroll on over to the North Shore Music Theatre, the largest operating regional theater in New England, and enjoy the Jersey Boys. Some LED “Big Girls ELinclude; classic Jersey Boys songs C N A C Rag Doll,” and many Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” others. Trip includes Sunday brunch buffet at the Backstage Bistro, ticket to Jersey Boys at the North Shore Music Theatre and roundtrip motorcoach transportation. August 11, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $189

Lancaster in Style NEW

Experience Lancaster in style on this 3-day/2-night trip. With an early morning

departure, we will head to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. We’ll stop at the Appalachian Brewing Co. located in historic Lititz. Enjoy travelling to the heart of Lancaster County to Kitchen Kettle Village, where we will take part in a flavorful food fight and hands-on whoopie pie making experience. Sit back and enjoy our reserved orchestra seating at the Sight & Sound Theatre for the brand new production of “Queen Esther.” We will journey to the Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Mount Hope Estate and Winery, originally built in the 1800’s as a private home, for a light lunch paired with a wine and beer tasting. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 2-nights at the Cork Factory Hotel, 6 meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners), Kitchen Kettle Village hands on experience, private wine, cheese and painting party reception, with tasting, reserved orchestra tickets for Queen Esther at the Sight & Sound Theatre, tour director, and gratuities for the tour director and coach driver. September 15-17, 2020 – Tours of Distinction $715/single; $565/double; $515/triple (prices are per person)

Lake George, NY – “The Original Vacation” NEW

The Adirondack Mountains were an undiscovered natural treasure. Lake George was the glistening jewel on the treasure chest of the Adirondacks. The original vacation was born! This trip will be sure to astound you. Board the Lac du Saint Sacrement, the largest ship on the inland waters of New York State. At noon, enjoy lunch and entertainment in the elegant dining room while cruising by beautiful mountain wilderness on the crystal-clear waters of Lake George. Enjoy a tour along Lake George as you see Prospect Mt. Scenic Highway, Fort William Henry and much more with a local guide. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, 2 nights at the Clarion, Lake George, 2 breakfast at the hotel, baggage, tax & service, and tour director. September 13-15, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $599/single; $979/double; $1,439/triple; $1,919/quad; $339/child sharing w/adult

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Lobster Bake on Cape Ann

for lunch and shopping. This trip includes round-trip motor coach transportation, round-trip Island Queen ferry service from Falmouth to Oak Bluff, and an island tour guide. July 13 or September 21, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $119 without island tour, $139 with island tour

Visit Gloucester on Cape Ann, the oldest seaport in the nation and one of the world’s leading fishing ports. Experience the true taste of New England by feasting on a traditional Lobster Bake at the Gloucester House (menu: 1 lobster, ½ chicken or steak, chowder, corn, potato and lemonade). Enjoy leisure time in Rockport at Bearskin Neck to shop or dine. An optional whale watch from Seven Seas Wharf is available on this trip. You will enjoy seeing whales, dolphins and a variety of seabirds throughout Massachusetts. Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation and tour director. June 8, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $155 without whale watch; $189 with whale watch

Medeira & Portugal’s Timeless Treasures NEW

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island: Back in Time in Canada NEW

Go back in time in Mackinac Island. Experience a horse-drawn carriage tour as you sightsee, and enjoy the lunch buffet at the Grand Hotel. You’ll explore Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum, one of America’s greatest museums. The Ford museum is where Henry Ford stored his vast collection; you’ll travel back in to America in the mid 1800’s. Visit Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shores of Lake Erie. Enjoy a tasting and lunch at the Ventosa Vineyard. You’ll stop at Niagara Falls, Canada, for a short visit. Have dinner at the Skylon Tower high above the Falls. There is so much to do on this trip to Canada! Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, 7 nights’ hotel accommodations, 13 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners), baggage, tax & service, and tour director. NOTE: All passengers are required to have a passport to enter Canada. August 18-25, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $2,199/single; $3,479/double; $4,859/triple

with to a wide variety of musical styles, from gospel and a cappella to the sounds of the New York Pops Orchestra. Dance the night away to a live DJ, while enjoying a light buffet onboard. Cash bar is available for 21+, ID is required. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, light buffet on board and tour director. July 4, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $259

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks and Cruise

Martha’s Vineyard

Have a glorious 4th of July on board Statue Cruises, under the New York City skyline, as you watch the legendary July 4th Macy’s Fireworks, a celebrated NYC staple since 1976. The firework show is synchronized

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Usher in the holiday season with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Enjoy the famous balloons, floats, marching bands and of course, Santa Claus! Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation that disembarks at 5th Avenue between 58th & 59th streets and a tour director. November 28, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $79

Sightsee in one of New England’s most popular and picturesque destinations, Martha’s Vineyard. Experience the rolling heaths spotted with ponds, lakes giving way to forests of oak and pine, seaside cliffs, broad beaches, and so much more along an island tour with a local guide. Enjoy leisure time

Tour the capital city, Funchal. Enjoy a guided walk through the colorful market with its stunning array of exotic flowers, freshly caught fish, succulent fruits and so much more. Visit the Botanical Gardens ablaze with tropical and sub-tropical flora. With over 3,000 plants meticulously displayed, it’s no wonder why Madeira is commonly referred to as the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic”. After a visit to the Madeira Wine Company, where you may sample the world famous local wine, you’ll experience even more of charming Funchal. The narrow back streets of old town are filled with wine bars, family-run tavernas, ancient buildings and countless gardens while the marina is lined with cafes and seafood restaurants. Explore the western part of the island on a guided tour. Visit a quaint working fishing village, Camara de Lobos, where Winston Churchill loved to paint during his visits. You’ll also witness Cabo Girao, one of the world’s highest sea cliffs, and enjoy a view of the Ecumeada where, weather permitting, you might see both the north and south coasts of the island. Witness the charming agricultural town of Sao Vicente. Later you’ll explore Porto Moniz, famed for its natural swimming pools carved out of volcanic rock. Take the scenic mountain road to Camacha, a town famous for its wicker crafts. Along the way, behold spectacular views at Pico do Areeiro, one of highest point on the island, and see the trout hatchery at Ribeiro Frio. Stop in the picture-perfect pastoral village of Santana - famous for its brightly painted triangular houses with their steep, thatched roofs. Visit the world-famous pilgrimage site of Fatima. Continue to the medieval town of Obidos, considered by many to be one of Portugal’s most romantic spots before a visit to the magical walled-in city of Sintra. Often called the “glorious Eden” of Portugal, it

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS was once the summer residence of Portuguese kings and contains two palaces, an ancient castle, cobblestoned streets, cafes and homes in dazzling bright hues and incredible vistas of the surrounding landscape. Take the scenic ocean route toward Lisbon and pay homage to Portugal’s great explorers with a visit to the Tower of Belem and the Monument of Discoveries. You’ll find over 30 explorers represented on this massive shrine, including Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan. Before a walk through the medieval alleyways of Lisbon’s Alfama District, tour Jeronimo’s Monastery and view the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Winding streets, beautiful tile-work, quaint churches and homes fill the “historical soul” of this symbolic quarter. Tour includes roundtrip airfare, 7 nights featuring 4 nights in Funchal and 3 nights in Cascais, 12 Meals (7 breakfasts and 5 dinners including a traditional Espetada dinner with Folkloric entertainment), air transportation taxes, fees, & fuel surcharges are included (price is subject to change). All rates are based out of Boston. NOTE: A passport is required for this trip. Trip insurance is optional. September 25-October 3, 2019 – Conway Tours $3,359/single; $2,899/double; $2,899/triple - prices are per person

National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Visit every baseball fan’s “Field of Dreams.” Explore the stories, legends and magic within the Hall of Fame. You are welcome to bring chairs and coolers. Note that coolers will remain under the bus until you arrive in NY. Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and tour director. NOTE: This tour has an early pre-dawn departure time from CT, please plan accordingly. July 21, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $115

book a one-way fare to Barcelona. Enjoy song and laughter from cabaret members after the show. This trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, buffet, play, after-theater cabaret and a tour director. July 30, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $169

Newport Holiday at the Breakers

Niagara Falls

New Hampshire Fall Foliage

Enjoy New Hampshire’s glorious fall foliage as billions of leaves change from green to a kaleidoscope of colors! Enjoy lunch (a turkey dinner catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm, established in 1954) on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad as you travel from Meredith to Lakefront, New Hampshire. Visit the Kellerhaus, New Hampshire’s oldest candy (since 1906) and ice cream (since 1920) makers! Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, train ride with lunch, a stop at Kellerhaus and a tour director. October 5, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $129

Newport Playhouse – Lobsterfest Matinee!

Enjoy the Newport Playhouse’s magnificent LobsterFest buffet, a wonderful play and a fun-filled cabaret! Sit back and let the professional actors delight you with Funny Money, a show worthy of Broadway! Funny Money follows the story of Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered CPA who accidently picks up the wrong briefcase - one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to

Explore magnificent mansions during a 10-mile tour along Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island. The tour will include a stop at the Breakers (a Vanderbilt mansion), complete with festive music and holiday decorations. Santa will be visiting on this afternoon, so make sure you stop in to see if you’re on the naughty or nice list. Catch up on some holiday shopping at Bowen’s Wharf or grab a bite to eat at a gourmet sandwich shop. Trip includes round-trip motor coach transportation, admission to the Breakers featuring “Sunday Afternoon” holiday entertainment, exploration of the Ocean Drive mansions with a local guide, free time to shop or dine and a tour director. December 8, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $89

Niagara Falls: One Wonder After Another

Visit one of the most desired tourist destinations in the world and experience Niagara’s beauty, power and natural history. Experience Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Parkway, Floral Clock, a panoramic view of the upper river and rapids, Canadian power plants, Queen Victoria Park and Clifton Hill. Enjoy the “Maid of the Mist,” a 150-year-old boat ride that provides a spectacular view of the Falls. Pay a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the best preserved and prettiest 19th century villages in North America. Trip includes round-trip mortorcoach transportation, tour director, baggage, tax and service, 3 nights at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, 3 full American breakfasts at the hotel and buffet dinner overlooking the Falls. Note: Passports are required for all passengers entering Canada. September 20-23, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $899/single; $1,599/double; $2,339/triple;

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS $3,199/quad; $399 child with 2-adults (city view) $879/single; $1,439/double; $2,759/triple; $3,679/quad; $399 child with 2-adults (falls view)

Inside Stateroom: $5,200/single; $3,700/ double; Mini-Suite Stateroom: $7,000/ single; $4,570/double; Balcony Stateroom: $6,720/single; $4,220/double (prices are per person)

Pennsylvania’s Little Grand Canyon NEW

Sailing the Greek Islands & Adriatic NEW

The Little Grand Canyon stretches over 45 miles with depths of nearly 1500 feet and is known as the “Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania.” On this exciting new excursion, you’ll take a covered wagon ride through Pine Creek in the Little Grand Canyon, enjoy a vintage train ride along the Lackawanna River and spend an overnight at the award winning 4-star Woodloch Pines in the Poconos Resort with live entertainment and activities. Step aboard the Hiawatha Riverboat for a narrated cruise of the Susquehanna River, which was the center of Pine Creek’s lumber industry. Enjoy a tour at Highland Chocolates in Wellsboro, beloved for its chocolate pretzel bark. Trip includes 5 meals. September 22-25, 2019 – T & A Tours, LLC $699/single; $569/triple; $599/twin (prices are per person)

Philadelphia Food Tour

Start planning your holiday menu on this food tour through Philadelphia. Enjoy lunch on your own at the 115-year-old Reading Terminal Market, which houses over 75 independent vendors. Walk to the colorful Chinese Friendship Gate that opens to Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Take in the smell of herbs and spices, fresh seafood and coffee beans as you explore Philadelphia’s 9th Street Market. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, local guide, leisure time for lunch and shopping at the Reading Terminal Market and tour director. October 26, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $115

RI Lighthouse Cruise

Climb aboard the Millennium, the largest and most luxurious sightseeing catamaran in New England, and cruise for 90 minutes through Narragansett Bay where you’ll see some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful lighthouses. Dine at the Quonset Officers Club for lunch with your choice of New England

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Sailing South East Asia baked scrod or pan-sautéed chicken cutlet. End the day in Historic Wickford Village with leisure time for shopping and sightseeing the historic area that boasts homes from the 1700’s. This trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, lunch and tour director. September 15, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $129

Sailing South East Asia to Hong Kong NEW

Cruise aboard the Majestic Princess, the newest member of the Princess fleet. Discover the wonders of Asia on this 12-day cruise package. See Southeast Asia in a completely new way on this beautiful ship. Explore Singapore and the Night Zoo, journey to UNESCO heritage site Ayutthaya, relax on the shores of Vietnam and view the skyscraper jungle in Hong Kong. Our sailing South East Asia cruise package has it all! Trip includes roundtrip international airfare, airport/pier transfers, Singapore city tour & Night Zoo entrance, Hong Kong Harbor cruise & peak entrance & visit, all meals & entertainment onboard the Majestic Princess, tour director, all taxes, port charges & fees, and gratuities for directors and drivers. NOTE: A valid passport for all passengers is required. March 11-22, 2020 – Tours of Distinction

Cruise the Adriatic and Greek Islands and experience an in-depth look at the important and majestic sights of this region. Ride through the Venetian Canals on a gondola, visit a local olive farm in Montenegro, wander ancient Athens and relax on iconic Greek islands like Santorini and Mykonos. Trip includes round-trip international airfare, airport/hotel/pier transfers, pre-night accommodation in Venice, Venice city tour, 9-nights aboard the Norwegian Dawn, all meals & entertainment onboard the Dawn, all port taxes & service charges, tour director, gratuities for tour director. NOTE: A valid passport for all passengers is required. May 13-24, 2020 – Tours of Distinction Inside Stateroom: $5,700/single; $3,850/ double; Oceanview Stateroom: $6,800/ single; $4,400/double; Balcony Stateroom: $8,000/single; $5,020 (prices are per person)

Sailing the Western Mediterranean

Explore the history of the Mediterranean or just sit back and relax while you cruise on the Norwegian Epic for 7 nights. Explore Barcelona, Naples, Pompeii, Civitavecchia, Rome, Cannes, France, Livorno and Palma Majorca. Trip includes airport & pier transfers, round-trip international airfare from JFK, 1-night pre-cruise accommodation in Barcelona, all meals & daily entertainment onboard the Norwegian Epic, unlimited drink package, prepaid onboard gratuities, Barcelona city tour, tour director, gratuities for tour director & driver, and insurance (optional). NOTE: A passport is REQUIRED for all passengers October 11-20, 2019 – Tours of Distinction $2,559/pp double (inside); $2,939/pp double (balcony)

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS The Ark Encounter NEW

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, NY

Experience the graceful power of Thoroughbred horses running at the Saratoga Race Course, the oldest track with the richest traditions in the country. Enjoy the unmatched ambience and charm of historic Saratoga Springs. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, tour director, admission, reserved seating at the races and food (hot dog and soda). Please note that departure will be after the conclusion of the 9th race. August 4, 10, 17 or 22, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $99

Sounds of the South

Learn about the history of soul, rock n’ roll and country music on this 7-day/6-night tour to the South. Enjoy tours of Graceland, Sun Studios, Memphis, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Blues Hall of Fame, Rock ‘n Soul Museum, Overton Square and Beal Street, Nashville, Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs and Lexington. Experience the Grand Ole Opry with reserved seats. Relax at dinner as you watch “Legends Behind the Lyrics,” and sip through tour and LLEDaThis EBourbon. C tasting at Evan Williams trip N A C includes round-trip transfer to the airport, airfare, round-trip motorcoach throughout tour, 2-night stay in Memphis, 2-night stay in Nashville, Opryland Hotel with atrium views, 2-night stay in Lexington, 12 meals (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners), tour director plus gratuities, driver and local guides. NOTE: Moderate walking with possible inclines or steps. Up to 3-hours of walking per day. July 6-12, 2019 – Tours of Distinction $2,395 pp double; $2,185 pp triple; $3,055 single

Spain – History of the Heart

Journey to Spain on this 11-day guided tour. Explore Spain’s Moorish past in Cordoba; delve deep into culinary delights in Paella; and discover the amazing cities of Southern Spain and the Andalucia Region. Trip highlights include visits to the historical cities of Cordoba & Toledo, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Seville and Madrid. Travelers will

Saratoga Race Course also experience a bull farm; olive farm and oil mill tour; Paella canal cruise and cooking experience; tapas dinner and flamenco show; and Lladro, the “City of Porcelain.” Trip includes airport transfers, round-trip international airfare, 9 nights in 4-star hotels, 16 meals (wine included), Tours of Distinction tour director, gratuities for Tours of Distinction tour director, driver and local guides and insurance (optional). This trip will leave you wanting more of Spain! NOTE: A passport is REQUIRED for all passengers. There will be a fair amount of walking, please prepare for such activities. October 6-16, 2019 – Tours of Distinction $3,999/pp double; $4,999/single

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Experience New York City’s most famous attractions in one day! Take a guided audio tour of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, audio tour for Liberty and Ellis Island, and tour director. July 17, September 21, or October 6, 2019 – SilverMill Tours $89/adult, $79 child under 17

Tour the David Warther Museum, where the artist himself will take you on a tour of his masterpieces. David is a fifth generation carver of Swiss heritage, who creates his works from antique ivory, ebony wood, and abalone pearl. After the tour, you’ll have the pleasure of dining with David and his wife in the museum. Enjoy sightseeing the Amish country for a full day and have an Amish family dinner. Visit the state-of-the-art Museum in Petersburg, KY, Creation Museum. Stop in Williamstown, KY, to visit the Ark Encounter. What a sight, as you approach the Ark, which is over 50 feet tall, 510 feet long, and 80 feet wide. This is a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. From the moment you turn the corner, the towering Ark comes into view, to the live animals and the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the structure, you will experience Biblical times like never before. Enjoy your orchestra seating at the Sight & Sound Theatre to see the production of Queen Esther. Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 6-nights’ accommodation, 14 meals (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners), tour director, all gratuities, local guides, and baggage handling. June 20-26, 2020 – Tours of Distinction $2,100/single; $1,605/double; $1,405/triple (prices are per person)

The Atlantic City Air Show NEW

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Precision Flying Team, the U.S. Army’s Black Daggers and the Golden Knights-Crack Parachute Teams will all be performing above the Atlantic City boardwalk with a spectacular airshow that will be sure to amaze! Watch it from the beach or directly on the boardwalk. Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 2 nights at the Resorts Casino Hotel, casino bonus package ($35 slots & $25 meal credit), baggage, tax & service, and a tour director. August 20-23, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $479/single; $699/double; $989/triple; $1,319/quad; $175/bus only

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Together Again!

Vermont Fall Foliage

Come down to the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT to see the #1 international tribute to country music’s favorite couple, Kenny and Dolly. Together Again recreates the magic of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, as two seasoned professionals deliver the familiar songs and onstage playfulness of Kenny and Dolly’s ‘Real Love’ tour. You’ll receive coffee and donuts upon your arrival. Lunch will consist of a family style menu: garden salad, pasta, Chicken Francaise, baked scrod with cracker crumb topping, vegetable, potato, rolls, dessert and a beverage. August 12, 2019 – Friendship Tours $79 (drive on your own)

Tournament of Roses Parade – New Year’s Extravaganza NEW

Tribute to Kenny and Dolly Together Again!

Do you normally watch this parade on TV? This year, come smell the roses with reserved seats to enjoy the parade in all its splendor! You’ll fly to Southern California and stay at the Renaissance Long Beach for four nights. On your second day, enjoy a tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. From the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new. At night, you’ll ring in the New Year at a private New Year’s Eve Gala, so put on your dancing shoes as a live orchestra fills the room with sounds from yesterday and today. On the third day, enjoy the event you came for, the Tournament of Roses Parade. View the animated floats, the precision of the marching bands and the equestrian teams as you become part of the event that is seen by millions throughout the world. After the parade, you’ll get to see the floats up close and personal in a post-parade showcase of floats. On day four, you’ll visit the incredible J. Paul Getty Museum, which contains a collection of Western art from the middle ages to today; one of the most visited museums on the nation. In the evening, you’ll climb aboard the legendary Queen Mary, once the grandest ocean liner in the world, now a full-service hotel. You’ll enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner and gain a unique glimpse into a bygone era when steamships were the most elegant way to travel. Trip includes round-trip flights from

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Experience Vermont during the most spectacular season of the year! Board the Green Mountain Flyer and take in the breathtaking fall foliage views. Stop at the Vermont Country Store! In business for 60 years, the Vermont Country Store takes pride in being the purveyors of the practical and hard-tofind. Enjoy a magnificent New England cuisine dinner at the New England House with your choice of pot roast, roast turkey or herb crusted whitefish. Includes round-trip luxury motorcoach transportation, 1 dinner at the New England House and a tour director. October 12, 2019 – Silver Mill Tours $159

Hartford/Bradley, deluxe motorcoach tour, four-night hotel stay, four breakfasts and dinners (including New Year’s Eve Gala), sightseeing, admissions per itinerary and local tour director. December 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020 – Friendship Tours $2,799 per person

Whale Watch, Plymouth, MA

Experience a different world aboard Captain John Boats’ four-hour whale watching excursion. See whales, dolphins, seals, porpoises and many other remarkable marine animals. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the exciting marine life! You’ll visit the most visited rock in New England, Plymouth Rock! Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and tour director. August 10, 2019 - Silver Mill Tours $99

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DRIVER EDUCATION LEARN to DRIVE! EASTCONN

Driver Education Offers 2 Programs: Safe Driving Program 8 Hours: Classroom Full Program

30 Hours: Classroom 8 Hours: Driving

Let our highly trained professionals teach you to drive safely!

Locations in Willimantic & Danielson

Register Online: www.eastconn.org/DriverEd Questions or for class dates: email: drivered@eastconn.org or call: 860-428-7455 DRIVER EDUCATION

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Got BIG DREAMS? For more than 35 years, we’ve been helping students get into their dream schools with better grades, better test scores, and better college applications. “From getting a 1160 on the April SAT and a 1250 on my diagnostic for The Princeton Review, I was able to improve my score by 280 points with a 1440 on the August SAT.” - Arshad, October 2018

Use promo code EASTCONN100 to get $100 off your course!** The Princeton Review Guarantee* You’ll score higher, or we’ll refund your tuition. If you’re not 100% satisfied with your prep, we’ll let you repeat the program for free.*

The Princeton Review offers a wide variety of prep options, including:

• SAT • ACT • MCAT

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SAT Ultimate at EastConn Community Learning Center August 5 - August 21 Mon, August 5 Wed, August 7 Thu, August 8 Mon, August 12 Wed, August 14 Thu, August 15 Mon, August 19 Tue, August 20 Wed, August 21

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Classes also held online or in-person at: • Glastonbury High School • Farmington High School • Unity Church, South Windsor • Syllatrex, West Hartford

Looking to tutor? We’re looking to hire! The Princeton Review offers you a chance to make a positive impact on the lives of students! Contact Alison Pascale at 203-429-9007. *Visit PrincetonReview.com/Guarantee for details. **Student must use the promo code at the time of enrollment in order to receive the discount. SAT® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorses this product. ACT® is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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J.E.T. (Jobs, Education and Training) is a free program for 17-to-24 year-olds who want to start down their career path. www.eastconn.org/employment-training

EASTCONN Community Learning Center Tyler Square: 1320 Main St., Ste. 25 Willimantic, CT 06226 • 860-423-2591 EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center 562 Westcott Road Danielson, CT 06239 • 860-779-3770 TVCCA & Norwich Adult Education 191 Hickory St. Norwich, CT 06360 • 860-823-4299 TVCCA & New London Adult Education Shaws Cove Three, New London, CT 06320 860-437-2385 x180

Funding Provided by the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board

Program partners include EASTCONN, Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board, New London Adult Education, Norwich Adult Education, and Thames Valley Council for Community Action

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EASTCONN Transportation has vehicles for: • School Functions • Athletic/Band • Trips • Charters • Special Needs • Weddings & Special Events

What People are Saying About EASTCONN Community Education! United States Military Academy at West Point, NY I can truthfully say the trip was excellent. Very efficiently run from signup through end of the trip. The information provided at West Point was very good and the meal was excellent. Rosie was efficient and concerned always for our comfort. Our bus driver, Tim, was excellent… a careful driver on the highways and an expert at negotiating tight spaces at West Point. I’ll be watching for more EASTCONN trips of interest.- Faye

Using 71-passenger yellow buses, 30-passenger mini-buses, mini-vans, sedans and specially-equipped mobility vehicles, we transport 600 students daily.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert we had a lovely time it was awesome. We will do it again!! - Drew

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Clinical Medical Assistant Program Good morning, thank you so much for the program. I have been at my new job for 4 weeks now and it is going great. I’m full time 40 hrs a week. The program is really changing my and my girls life. Thanks again to you all.- Anjelika Hodge

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ADULT & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

RÉSUMÉ WRITING SERVICES Résumé Cover Letter $49

Typing of Résumé $35/hour

Edit Existing Résumé $45/hour

Need help creating your résumé cover letter? We’re glad to assist! Bring us your résumé and we will help you design a custom résumé cover letter that will attract employers. Make your appointment today!

Don’t have the time to type your résumé? Let us help! Bring us your hand-written résumé and we will type* a professional-looking résumé on high-quality résumé paper. Want us to take it a step further and have it critiqued for free? We will gladly refer you to our American Job Center staff, so that your résumé grabs the attention of prospective employers. Schedule your appointment today!

Want to impress your desired employer with a top-notch résumé? We can polish your existing résumé so that it stands out from the crowd. Make an appointment today, so that we can sit down with you to edit your résumé, and increase your chances of getting that dream job. We will also check for grammar, spelling, errors and more, to ensure that your résumé is error-free.

* We will type your hand-written document, as-is. We won’t spell-check or edit for grammar.

BUILDING A RÉSUMÉ Entry Level (0-5 yrs) $139 • Limited Experience • Recent Graduate Includes cover letter

Mid–Level (5-15 yrs) $159 • Mid-Management • Career Change Includes cover letter and thank-you letter

Professional Level (15+ yrs) $199 • Upper Management • Senior Leadership Includes cover letter, thank-you letter and LinkedIn Profile creation

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! CALL 860-423-2591 It is the policy of EASTCONN that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program because of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

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Non-refundable Processing Fee TOTAL: Materials Fees: Some classes involve extra costs to pay for materials. Materials fees, which are listed in the course description, are not included in the registration fee unless otherwise noted and should be paid directly to the instructor.

How did you hear about EASTCONN’s Community Ed Classes? ❍ E-mail ❍ Newspaper ❍ Radio ❍ Online ❍ Other

Payment Options: Your registration must be paid IN FULL to confirm your seat in any class/event. ❍ Cash ❍ Check #: ❍ Charge Card ❍ MasterCard ❍ Credit Card#: Cardholder Signature:

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Non-refundable Processing Fee TOTAL: Materials Fees: Some classes involve extra costs to pay for materials. Materials fees, which are listed in the course description, are not included in the registration fee unless otherwise noted and should be paid directly to the instructor.

How did you hear about EASTCONN’s Community Ed Classes? ❍ E-mail ❍ Newspaper ❍ Radio ❍ Online ❍ Other

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Community Education Registration Information Registration:

Paid pre-registration is required for all classes. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served, PAID basis. Classes run contingent upon PAID enrollment and may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient registrations. If class is cancelled or postponed, you will be notified using the contact information you provide with your registration.

Payment:

Please make checks payable to “EASTCONN Community Education.” Phone and fax registrations accepted with VISA and MasterCard only.

Confirmation/Receipts:

All confirmations and receipts are sent via e-mail. If an e-mail address is not provided, you will not receive a confirmation. If class is cancelled and time permits, notification is provided via e-mail. In the event an e-mail is not provided and time permits, we will contact registrants via the phone number provided at the time of registration.

Refund Policy:

A full refund will be issued when EASTCONN Community Education cancels a course. If desired, a voucher may be issued to use at a later date. Please allow up to four weeks from cancellation to receive credit and/or voucher. Accessibility and Accommodation Requests: If you have a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate in any program or activity, please call 860-423-2591 at least two weeks prior to the class and/or event so that the appropriate arrangements may be made.

Weather Cancellations:

If EASTCONN and/or the school or site at which your class takes place is closed due to inclement weather, your class will not meet. Should bad weather develop during the day, class cancellations will be announced by late afternoon. Adult Education classes on page 11 of this catalog will be cancelled on WVIT NBC30 TV; or, listen to radio stations 98.3 FM, 97.5 FM, WINY 1350 AM, or WILI 1400 AM. Weather-related cancellations for all other Community Education classes will be listed on the home page of the EASTCONN website at www.eastconn.org, and on the Community Education Facebook page.

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Bus trip pick-up/drop-off locations are contingent upon a minimum number of registrations. Pick-up/drop-off locations for SilverMill Tours are: Willimantic - Tyler Square, 1320 Main Street Danielson - 562 Westcott Road East Hartford - Commuter Lot, 500 Main Street New Britain - Commuter Lot, 475 Hartford Turnpike Cheshire - Commuter Lot, Route 10 North Haven - North Haven Lot A Madison - Commuter Lot, Park & Ride Stratford - Stratford Hotel, 225 Lordship Blvd Old Saybrook - Commuter Lot Pick-up/drop-off locations for Conway Tours are: Newington - Park & Ride, Route 15 (Berlin Tpke) at DOT Headquarters Warwick - Warwick Mall, near Pole 15 (past Firestone Tire), 400 Bald Hill Road Pick-up/drop-off locations for Tours of Distinction are: Manchester - Buckland Hills Commuter Lot Pick-up/drop-off locations for T & A Tours, LLC are: Manchester - Buckland Street Commuter Lot Manchester Community College - West Parking Lot

Class Sites HEBRON

EASTCONN NLC (Northeast Learning Center) 562 Westcott Rd., Danielson

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WILLIMANTIC

EASTCONN CLC (Community Learning Center) Tyler Square, 1320 Main St., Willimantic

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EASTCONN Community Education CLC, Tyler Square, 1320 Main St., Willimantic 06226

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NLC, 562 Westcott Road, Danielson

Disclaimer: As a service to the community, EASTCONN offers Community Education courses in various areas of interest. These courses are conducted by persons experienced in their respective fields, but who may have certain perspectives and biases about their subject matter to which EASTCONN, its agents and/or employees do not necessarily subscribe. Therefore, it should be understood by those enrolling in Community Education courses that EASTCONN and its employees and agents, as a general matter, do not endorse the opinions, personal advice or political perspectives of Community Education instructors. In addition, registrants acting on the personal advice of a Community Education instructor do so at their own risk. By enrolling in a Community Education course, each registrant agrees that he/she waives any and all claims against EASTCONN, its agents and employees with respect to the above. It is the policy of EASTCONN that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program because of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

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