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Community & Adult Education Spring 2012 Catalog

Photo by: Ronald Zincone, photography instructor; classes on page 7

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Register Online: Boating America’s Boating Course..............................Willimantic College Prep SAT Prep...............................Killingly

Music Introduction to Guitar................ Killingly/Putnam How to Write Songs on Guitar..................................... Killingly/Putnam

Computers Better Beginner Bloggers......... Killingly/Putnam Intermediate Microsoft Word & Excel....................Plainfield Introduction to Microsoft Word & Excel....................Willimantic Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basic........................Killingly

Personal & Professional Growth Basic Spanish Communication...................Killingly Coin Collecting......................Windham/ Killingly Estate Family Protection & Peace of Mind.................Willimantic/ Killingly/Putnam Field Stone Walkways ..........TBD The Art of Stonework.............TBD

Cooking Appetizers & Finger Foods....Killingly Herb-a-licious!.......................Killingly Preparing for the Harvest......Killingly

Pets Canine Good Citizen.............Eastford Getting Off On the Right Paw ....Eastford Puppy Kindergarten...............Eastford

Dance Ballet for Adults......................Willimantic Beginner Belly Dancing.........Willimantic Line Dancing............................. Putnam/Killingly Ten Secrets to Social Ballroom Dancing.............Lebanon

Photography Beginner Photography...........Putnam Digital Photography: Secrets Revealed.............Willimantic/ Killingly Nature Photography: Secrets Revealed...............Killingly

Employment ServSafe Certification............Willimantic S.M.A.R.T. Professional Bartending........................Willimantic Fine Arts Art Exploration.......................Willimantic Altered Art Necklace..............Putnam Mixed Media Fiber Arts..........Putnam Pottery Technique Sampler...Willimantic Stained Glass........................Willimantic Zendalas................................Putnam Zentangle...............................Putnam Gardening Improving the Quality & Quantity of Your Home Garden................................Pomfret/ Hampton Starting Your Vegetable Garden from Seed...............Killingly Mind & Body Osteoporosis PT....................Putnam/ Willimantic Vital Visualization—You Deserve It............................Plainfield/ Pomfret/ Willimantic Yoga for Beginners................Willimantic/ Pomfret

Sewing Basic Beginner Sewing..........Putnam Cloth Baby Books..................Putnam Quilting 101...........................Killingly Scrap Quilt.............................Willimantic Victorian Crazy Quilting.........Pomfret Aqua Zumba Aqua Zumba at AmericInn.....Griswold Aqua Zumba in Plainfield .....Plainfield Zumba Zumba in Canterbury.............Canterbury Zumba in Eastford.................Eastford Zumba in Pomfret..................Pomfret Zumba in Putnam..................Putnam Zumba in Willimantic.............Willimantic Zumba & Zumba Toning in Stafford...........................Stafford Zumba Toning........................Putnam Fun Classes for Kids Paint the Town (all ages) Community Outreach........Putnam Pizza & Picasso Nights..........Putnam

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Table of Contents Bus Trips...............................back cover Fun Classes for Kids.................... 2 Classes for Adults Aqua Zumba................................. 7 Boating......................................... 1 College Prep................................. 1 Computers.................................... 1 & 2 Cooking........................................ 2 Dance........................................... 2 Employment.................................. 2 Fine Arts....................................... 2 & 3 Gardening..................................... 3 Mind & Body................................. 3 Music............................................ 6 Online Courses............................. 1 Personal/Professional Growth..........................................6 Pets ...................................................6 Photography......................................6 & 7 Sewing...............................................7 Zumba.......................................... 7 Registration Details...................... 8-9 Registration Form......................... 9

Class Sites............. back cover Do you have an idea for a class or a special skill to share? Would you like to set up fitness, hobby or special interest classes at your workplace? We can customize classes to meet your schedule and specific needs. Just call or e-mail Joan Trivella, Community Education Coordinator 860-779-3770 E-mail: 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, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disability. EASTCONN will not knowingly use the services of, nor otherwise deal with, any business, contractor, subcontractor, or agency that engages in unlawful discrimination.

Fun Classes for Kids

ONLINE CLASSES Learning on the go! With the availability of portable computing devices, make the most of your time and check out our more than 250 Ed2Go offerings! EASTCONN Community Education is proud to offer instructor-facilitated online courses that are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive any time of the day or night. Our six-week courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. Visit eastconn/ to find the complete catalog of 250+ courses. Please note!! Online classes require you to register securely online using a MasterCard, VISA, or American Express. Do not use the registration form in this brochure to register for any online classes. Ed2Go classes are not refundable. Requirements: All courses require Internet access, e-mail, the Netscape Navigator, or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit our Online Instruction Center for more information.

Some Ed2Go Topics: • Accounting Fundamentals • Become a Veterinarian Assistant • Buy and Sell on eBay • Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine • Grant Writing • LSAT, GRE and SAT Prep • Making Movies with Windows XP • Mastering Public Speaking • Microsoft Excel, Project, Word and PowerPoint 2010 • Stocks, Bonds and Investments • QuickBooks 2011

Pizza & Picasso Nights (ages 5-12)

Kick off the evening with pizza & interesting facts about a featured artist. Inspired kids will explore materials & interpret the artist’s style in open studio multi-media workstations Fee: $25/ per child/class (10% sibling discount available) Fri., April 6 OR May 4 OR June 1 6–8 p.m., Silver Circle Studio


Paint the Town! (all ages) Community Outreach

Children will work on a collaborative community art project to be donated to a local business or organization to brighten the area with uplifting artwork! Great for scout troops! 1 Class with Lisa Andrews Fee: $10 Tues., April 17, 4–5 p.m. Silver Circle Studio

COMPUTERS Better Beginner Bloggers

America’s Boating Course

A course for the whole family (minimum age 12). Learn the basics of boating needed to safely and legally operate a boat in Connecticut waters. A proctored examination will be given at the end of the course, which meets the requirements of the National Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the State of Connecticut regulations to operate a boat on Connecticut waters. 6 Classes with Norwich Power Squadron Fee: $20; Materials: $55, payable first class. Thurs., March 22 to May 3 (no class 4/19), 6–8 p.m., EASTCONN Community Learning Center


High School Students! This course will prepare you for the College Board SAT I exam. 6 Classes with Peter Rimkus Fee: $59. Materials: Students are expected to purchase The Official SAT Study Guide Mon., March 19 to April 30 (no class 4/16), 3–4:30 p.m., Killingly High School


When YOU have something relevant to add to the online conversation—it’s time to blog. Where do you start? What tools do you need? Is it even safe? Find the answers at this hands-on, getting-started class. 1 Class with Jeanne Doyon Fee: $19. Materials: Flash drive (optional) and e-mail address Sat., April 7, 9–11:30 a.m. EASTCONN Northeast Regional Program OR Sat., May 12, 9–11:30 a.m. EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center

Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel

Learn the basics of Word and Excel: elements, details, how to edit and print. Learn to format text, paragraphs and pages. Learn how to select and edit data, create formulas, format fonts and cells and how to work with your Excel data. 6 Classes with Marie Crompton Fee: $69 Thurs., May 10 to June 14, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN Community Learning Center

Intermediate Microsoft Word

and Excel

Learn how to insert tables, use quick parts, customize elements, manage lists, tables and paragraphs in Word. Learn to use formatting features and graphics and


the mail merge feature, too. Create charts, multiple pages, worksheets, workbooks, intermediate formula techniques, applying additional formatting techniques, organizing worksheet and table data in Excel. You will also learn to insert graphic objects, analyze data with pivot tables and pivot charts and how to do the finishing details. 6 Classes with Marie Crompton Fee: $79 Mon. & Wed., April 23 to May 9 6–8:30 p.m., Plainfield High School

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basic

Learn to create presentations, format slides, draw objects and proof your presentation. 3 Classes with Marie Crompton Fee: $59 Tues., March 27 to April 10, 6–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center


Appetizers and Finger Foods

Adults and teens: Learn how simple and easy it is to prepare goodies everyone is sure to love. Hands-on with samples. 4 Classes with Kim Humphrey Fee: $19. Materials: $20, payable first class, Thurs., March 29 to April 26 (no class 4/19), 7–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center


Elevate your home cooking to the next level by pairing herbs with food types. Storage of herbs and use in various oils and vinegars will also be discussed. 4 Classes with Kim Humphrey Fee: $22. Materials: $15, payable first class, Thurs., May 3 to 24, 7–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center

Preparing for the Harvest

Come learn some creative, delicious and quick recipes to make the best use of the season’s bounty! Hands-on with samples. 4 Classes with Kim Humphrey Fee: $19. Materials: $20, payable first class. Thurs., June 7 to 28, 7–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center



Ballet for Adults

Presented in partnership with Capitol Theater Arts Academy

Studied ballet as a child or always wanted to? This is the class for you: standard ballet barre-work followed by simple ballet moves, turns, and jumps. Appropriate for new and returning dance students. 8 Classes with Amy Chibeau Fee: $120 Tues., March 20 to May 15 (no class 4/17), 7:30–9 p.m., EASTCONN Capitol Theater

Beginner Belly Dancing

Learn step-by-step instruction including figure-eights, undulations, Persian arms, shimmies and more. Learn to execute proper technique to master these moves while dancing to the captivating sounds of Middle Eastern Music. No experience necessary. Come try a free Class on March 20 at 4:30 p.m. 8 Classes with Ann Kozikowski Fee: $59 for 1 hour/week or $99 for 2 hours/week. Materials: Socks or slippertype shoes recommended Tues., March 27 to May 22 (no class 4/17), 4:30–5:30 p.m. OR Sat., March 31 to June 2 (no class 4/7, 4/21), 1:30–2:30 p.m., EASTCONN Capitol Theater

Line Dancing

Each week you will learn at least one classic and one current dance to great music—country, oldies, folk, pop, disco and funk. Step sheets will be provided to each participant and music will be available for purchase if desired. 6 Classes with Jim Monstream Fee: $40 Tues., April 24 to May 29, 6:30–8 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Regional Program OR Thurs., April 26 to May 31 6:30–8 p.m., Killingly High School

Ten Secrets to Social

Ballroom Dancing

Learn beginning ballroom dance fundamentals that will help you move smoothly with any partner. We will have song lists to help you. ALL AGES welcome (adults & teens, singles or couples) and NO partner or previous dance experience necessary. 2 Classes with Jim Zaccaria Fee: $29 Mon., April 30 & May 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Lyman Memorial High School


S.M.A.R.T. Professional Bartending

Bartending is designed to put personality and finesse back into the bartending style and help you develop the skills to make you feel comfortable. Participants must be 18 or older. No real alcohol is used. 4 Classes with Paul Rich Fee: $149. Sorry, no discounts apply. Materials: $20, payable first class Mon. & Wed., March 26 to April 4, 5–9 p.m., Windham High School

ServSafe® Certification

Learn to prevent an outbreak of a food borne illness in your food service operation while earning your mandatory state QFO certification. Every food service operation is required by the State of Connecticut to employ at least one Qualified Food Operator. You will receive $80 worth of course materials with this course. 3 Classes with Jim Rogers Fee: $169 (includes test and certification). Sorry, no discounts apply Tues., March 27 to April 10 OR Wed., May 2 to 16, 6–9 p.m. Windham High School

FINE ARTS Art Exploration

Students will be introduced to historical and modern artists, and art movements. Each art class will incorporate various media and artistic methods. Choose any of all of the 10 classes with Hilary Opperman. Fee: $19/class; $169/all Materials: $25 (one-time fee for one or all classes), payable first class Thurs., April 5: Self Portraits; April 12: Renaissance; April 26: Art of the Edo Period; May 3: Impressionism; May 10: Cubism; May 17: Surrealism; May 24: Sculpture; May 31: Mandalas; June 7: American Art Tribute; June 14: Cultural Tapestry Creations. Visit for detailed descriptions. All classes are 5–7:30 p.m., EASTCONN Community Learning Center


Altered Art Necklace

Brooches, re-worked vintage beads, and salvaged trinkets will be used to create one-of-a-kind altered art necklaces. Bring your own vintage jewelry parts or beads. A large assortment of vintage parts will be supplied if you don’t have bits. 1 Class with Silver Circle Studio staff Fee: $69 Sun., May 20, 3–6 p.m. Silver Circle Studio

Mixed Media Fiber Art

Students will create a small, one of a kind, mixed-media fiber-art piece, featuring photography on fabric. Once sewn, piece will be suitable for matting and framing. Fee: $59. Materials: $10, payable first class. Sun., April 22, 3–6 p.m. Silver Circle Studio

Pottery Technique Sampler

Learn different hand-forming pottery techniques to create garden ornaments, stepping stones and wind chimes. Open to both beginners and more advanced students. Materials fee includes clay, glaze, and firing. All other supplies will be provided by the instructor. 6 Classes with Jean Rotter Fee: $69. Materials: $30, payable first class. Tues., March 27 to May 8 (no class 4/17), 7–9 p.m., Studio #5 OR Wed., March 28 to May 9 (no class 4/18), 7–9 p.m., Studio #5

Stained Glass

Learn the basics of scoring and cutting glass using lead came and copper foil methods for creating beautiful sun-catchers, mirrors, jewelry trays, windows, kaleidoscopes, lamps and much more. 5 Classes with Linda Gebhardt Fee: $95. Materials: $80, payable first class. Thurs., March 29 to May 3 (no class 4/19), 7–9 p.m. Gebhardt’s Glass Studio


Combine Zentangles with Mandalas to create beautiful art forms! You will create a Mandala design and then fill it with Tangles, to create a “Zendala.” Students may bring some of their own Zentangle supplies or may purchase supplies from instructor. Previous experience in at least one Zentangle class is helpful but not required. 1 Class with Silver Circle Studio staff

Fee: $39. Materials: $6, payable first class. Sun., April 29, 3–6 p.m. Silver Circle Studio


Zentangle is a simple method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Learn to relax (the “Zen” part) while creating beautiful, repetitive design work (the “tangle” part). Students will learn a variety of “tangles” (patterns) and combine them in their own unique way. No drawing skills required. Bring materials if you have them or purchase from instructor prior to class. 1 Class with Silver Circle Studio staff Fee: $39. Materials: $7.00, payable first class. Fri., April 13, 6:30–9 p.m. Silver Circle Studio


Improving the Quality & Quantity

of Your Home Garden

For those that want to grow their own food. Learn organic and sustainable methods to improve your home vegetable garden. For the beginner or the gardening enthusiast. 1 Class with John Tycz Fee: $10 Tues., March 27, 6–8 p.m. Pomfret Community School OR Thurs., March 29, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN Hampton Starting Your Vegetable Garden

from Seed

Start your garden for 2012! This workshop will involve hands-on seed selection, starting and transplanting. Take plants home for your garden. 4 Classes with John Tycz Fee: $39. Materials: $15, payable first class. Tues. & Thurs., April 3 to 12 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center

MIND & BODY Osteoporosis PT

Make no bones about it. This twohour course is designed for all people interested in bone health or who experience back pain, osteoporosis, osteopenia, scoliosis, kyphosis poor posture or have a history of fracture. Each participant will receive a manual titled “How Strong are Your Bones?” 1 Class with Renee King, PT Fee: $14, Tues., April 24, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN Community Learning Center OR Wed., May 23, 6–8 p.m. Northeast Regional Program OR Thurs., June 7, 6–8 p.m. Northeast Regional Program

Vital Visualization—You Deserve It!

A vision board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of your dreams and desires. Surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires. 1 Class with Life Coach Fiona Fee: $19 Tues., April 3, 6–8 p.m. Plainfield High School OR Wed., May 9, 6–8 p.m. Pomfret Community School OR Sat., June 2, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. EASTCONN Community Learning Center

Yoga for Beginners

Relieve tension, improve flexibility, strengthen your immune and nervous systems, increase self-awareness, and relieve tensions through yoga. 7 Classes with Bonnie Piccione Fee: $40. Sorry, no discounts apply. Thurs., March 29 to May 17 (no class 4/19), 5:30–6:30 p.m., EASTCONN Capitol Theater OR Thurs., May 24 to July 12 (no class 7/5), 5:30–6:30 p.m. EASTCONN Community Learning Center OR 7 Classes with Sherri Guastini Thurs., April 5 to May 24 (no class 4/19), 3:45–4:45 p.m. Pomfret Community School

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EASTCONN ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS Earn your high school diploma your way! EASTCONN Adult Education offers several options for completing your high school education. Our programs help you earn your diploma through a variety of methods that build on the skills and experience you already have. And all of our programs are convenient and offered free* of charge. Don’t wait a minute longer! Contact the Adult Education office to find out which option is right for you: • Danielson: Phyllis Bonneau 860-779-3770 • Willimantic: Ginnie Gorin 860-423-2591 * Adult Education programs are provided FREE of charge and are supported in part by Boards of Education for the residents of the following towns: Andover, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Columbia, Eastford, Hampton, Hebron, Killingly, Lebanon, Marlborough, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Stafford, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Windham and Woodstock.

EASTCONN Adult Education offers seven convenient locations to serve you! • EASTCONN Community Learning Center Windham Mills, 322 Main St., Willimantic, 860-423-2591 • EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center 111 Connecticut Mills Ave., Danielson 860-779-3770 • EASTCONN Northeast Regional Program 508A Pomfret St., Putnam 860-963-3328

• Plainfield Early Childhood Center Route 12, Plainfield 860-779-3770 • RHAM High School 85 Wall St., Hebron 860-779-3770 • St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation 22 Marshall St., Putnam 860-779-3770 • Stafford High School 145 Orcuttville Rd., Stafford 860-779-3770 • Windham Family Literacy 322 Prospect St., Willimantic, 860-423-2591

3 Diploma Options

1. The CT State Diploma—General Educational Development (GED):

This classroom-based course prepares students to pass the State of Connecticut administered General Educational Development (GED) Exam. Writing, math, science, social studies, and reading are covered in the curriculum. The course is designed to offer students age 17 or older an alternative route to earn a CT State High School Diploma. Students must be 17 or older to take the GED exam. Individuals, ages 17 or 18, must submit documentation that they have been withdrawn from school for at least six months prior to the exam, or that the class they entered ninth grade with has graduated. Preparation and testing is available in English or Spanish. La preparación y la prueba de GED está disponibles en inglés o español.

One is right for you!

2. Adult High School Credit Diploma:

This program offers students options for high school completion. In addition to granting credit for classroom courses and distance learning, students (17 and older) may be awarded credits for a variety of life experiences, such as military service and various vocational trainings. An EASTCONN High School Diploma is granted upon successful completion of the program.

3. National External Diploma Program (NEDP):

This program provides an alternative for adults who have gained skills through life experiences and demonstrated competence in a certain area. The NEDP is a portfolio assessment program that offers weekly one-on-one meetings with staff, but no classroom instruction. An EASTCONN High School Diploma is granted upon successful completion of the program. EASTCONN Programs through CT Works Math Skills Workshop (CTWorks -East) EASTCONN’s Math Skills Workshop will help workers develop the math skills needed to enter training programs and/or pass employer entrance exams. The workshop’s five modules are: Whole Numbers; Fractions; Decimals; Measurement; and Ratios, Proportions and Percents.

Surviving Tough Times Learn how to survive unemployment or underemployment. Free 3-session Workshop. • Session 1: “Keeping a Roof Over Your Head, Putting Food on the Table and Staying Healthy” • Session 2: “Taking Charge: What to do When the Paycheck Stops” • Session 3: “Maintaining or Repairing Your Credit”

Education Refresher (ER) (CTWorks East) A program for job-seekers who need a quick refresher in basic skills — reading, writing or math, English language skills, or a high school diploma.

If interested in any of the above programs contact your local CTWorks offices: Danielson - 860-412-7400 New London - 860-439-7400 Norwich - 860-859-5600 Willimantic - 860-786-6200



Other Adult Education Programs Get with the BEAT (Out-of-School Youth)

This high school completion/employment program for eligible out-ofschool youth between the ages of 17 and 21, is funded by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board. The program is designed to assist eligible out-of-school youth who want to move from high school drop-out to high school graduate, to advance from unemployed to gainfully employed, and to enter post-secondary programs. A case manager will work with participants to help them overcome barriers that prevent them from being successful in school and in the workplace.

EASTCONN Transitions to Post-Secondary Program

This program will help EASTCONN Adult Education students navigate the post-secondary maze and successfully enter college or training programs that will increase their earning potential. Students will also have the opportunity to prepare for college courses with computer skills and academic college readiness courses.

English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL)

Instruction is designed for adults who have limited proficiency in the English language. Instructional emphasis is on listening and speaking, but reading and writing are also included. The classes are small to allow for active participation.

Adult Basic Education Classes

ABE classes are offered for students to work individually with the classroom teacher on basic math and language skills. Instructional levels range from beginning literacy to pre-GED readiness.

Family Literacy

EASTCONN partners with Head Start to provide a family literacy program. Windham parents and families with English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) needs are targeted.

Workplace Education

This is a partnership between EASTCONN Adult Education and local employers to create curricula that will improve the English, reading, math, and/ or language skills of their employees. Customized programs can be created for specific employers. Train-the-trainer programs are also available. Call to find out how we can bring our programs to your place of employment.

Volunteer Tutoring Program

Volunteer tutors work with adult learners on basic reading, writing, math or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) skills.

NEW SATURDAY ADULT EDUCATION OFFERINGS! EASTCONN Community Learning Center, Windham Mills, 322 Main St., Willimantic • US Citizenship Exam Prep • English-as-a-Second Language Transition -to-College Class • GED Fast Track Program • Reading/Writing/Math Skills Lab Please call 860-423-2591 for more information. Call the EASTCONN Adult Education office nearest you for more information on any of our programs, or contact: Ginnie Gorin, 860-423-2591,; or Phyllis Bonneau, 860-779-3770,

Volunteer Tutors Wanted

Volunteer tutors in basic skills reading, writing, and math needed for Windham and Danielson area EASTCONN Adult Education students. Training provided. Please contact Cindy Chester at 860-779-3770 for more information.

Citizenship Classes

This classroom-based program provides preparation and instruction to foreign-born adults who wish to become American citizens.

Individuals with a disability who require an accommodation in order to participate in any class, program, activity, or when taking the GED exam, please contact Phyllis Bonneau, 860-779-3770 or Ginnie Gorin, 860-423-2591.

For information on any of the above programs, contact Ginnie Gorin, 860-423-2591,, or Phyllis Bonneau, 860-779-3770, EASTCONN is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73 (a)(c) and does not charge a fee for any textbooks or materials used in the mandated program areas.



MUSIC Introduction To Guitar Course

This course provides beginning instruction that includes playing position, how to read musical symbols, notes in first position, simple chords and strum patterns. 6 Classes with Scott Daggett Fee: $49. Materials: $8, payable first class. Acoustic guitar required. Mon., March 19 to April 30, (no class 4/16), 6–7 p.m., Killingly High School OR Wed., March 21 to May 2, (no class 4/18), 6–7 p.m., Putnam High School

How to Write Songs On the Guitar

Explore and understand the main elements of a song—melody, harmony and rhythm. Understand song structure, intros, bridges, chord sequences and key changes. Prerequisite:  Knowledge  of basic chords and notes on the guitar.  6 Classes with Scott Daggett Fee: $49. Materials: $22, payable first class. Acoustic guitar required. Mon., March 19 to April 30, (no class 4/16), 7–8 p.m., Killingly High School OR Wed., March 21 to May 2, (no class 4/18), 7–8 p.m., Putnam High School


Estate Family Protection & Peace of Mind

Planning ensures that your property will go to the people you want, in the way you want, and when you want. Learn how to save as much as possible on taxes, court costs and attorney fees. Class includes a fully executed Last Will & Testament for each participant. 2 Classes with Attorney Frank Herzog Fee: $125, Tues., April 3 & 10, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN Community Learning Center OR Wed., April 25 & May 2, 6–8 p.m. Killingly High School OR Thurs., May 17 & 24, 6–8 p.m. Putnam High School

Field Stone Walkways

This class will cover instruction on creating your own walkway or patio. With a hands-on approach, develop a much greater appreciation and understanding of the many different types and methods involved in designing a patio or walkway. 1 Class with Jim Weslolowski author of Fee: $25, Sat., April 28 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (rain date: 5/5) Site: TBA, based upon registered participants’ locations

The Art of Stonework

Basic Spanish Communication

Want to learn basic Spanish, for work or personal interest? This class begins with the alphabet, vowels, numbers and short phrases. Class continues with conversational Spanish lessons such as family, weather, feelings and human needs. 8 Classes with Carlos Poch Fee: $72. Materials: $2, payable first class. Tues. & Thurs., March 27 to April 26 (no class 4/17, 19,) 6–8 p.m. Killingly High School

Coin Collecting

Come learn about Civil War tokens, Comstock Lode, Branch mints, and Southern gold to name a few. Learn the best places to purchase your collection. Know how to determine condition and rarity of your coins. 2 Classes with Victor Karl Lehtinen, Sr. Fee: $14, Tues. & Thurs., March 27 & 29, 6–8 p.m., Windham Middle School OR Tues. & Thurs., April 24 & 26, 6–8 p.m., EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center

Stonework is an enjoyable and functional art you learn by doing. Learn the art and science of stonewall building, combining hard work with great exercise to get a product of enormous beauty and permanence. This hands-on class will teach you the tools, techniques and strategies for building and repairing stonework through building a stone wall. This class is for beginners as well as those with experience. 1 Class with Jim Weslolowski Fee: $25 Sat., April 28, 9–11 a.m. (rain date: 5/5) Site: TBA, based upon registered participants’ locations


PETS Canine Good Citizen

Focusing on dogs six months of age or older, of any breed or mixed breed, this class will help make your dog a pleasure to have around, and take anywhere. Canine Good Citizen is the first step in therapy dog training. Dogs must pass a final test to achieve this prestigious award. Prerequisite: basic obedience/approval of instructor. Must show proof of current inoculations. 6 Classes with Maree O’Brien Fee: $129 (includes test fee and evaluation). Sat., April 7 to May 12, 12:30– 1:30 p.m., Harlan Ridge Kennels

Getting Off On The Right Paw

A one-day seminar encompassing selection of a new dog or what to do with the new dog you have. Get off on the right paw with training, nutrition and socialization. Bring your questions and your dog. Must show proof of current inoculations. 1 Class with Maree O’Brien Fee: $29, Sat., March 31, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Harlan Ridge Kennels

Puppy Kindergarten

This course will cover the basics of puppy (3-6 mo.) care, socialization and manners. Learn how to deal with unwanted behaviors before they escalate and ensure that your puppy will become a happy healthy member of the family. Bring your questions and your dog. Must show proof of current inoculations. 4 Classes with Maree O’Brien Fee: $99 Sat., April 28 to May 19, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Harlan Ridge Kennels

PHOTOGRAPHY Beginner Photography

Learn the basics of composition, balance and the properties of light and color. Course will also include a basic introduction to portraiture and landscape. Students must bring their user manuals and DSLR cameras FULLY charged, ready to use. 1 Class with Deanna DonFrancisco Fee: $54. Materials; $20, payable at class, Sat., April 28, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center


Digital Photography: Secrets Revealed

Did you know that 90% of the images you create can be achieved with learning only 2 settings on your digital camera? This interactive course will better your photography! DSLR camera required. 2 Classes with Ronald Zincone Fee: $49 Tues. & Thurs., March 27 & 29, 6–8 p.m., EASTCONN Community Learning Center OR Tues. & Thurs., April 10 & 12, 6–8 p.m., EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center

Nature Photography: Secrets Revealed

Learn how to maximize your photographic tools and discipline yourself in order to become a successful nature photographer. We will cover topics such as light, scouting and best angles, proper techniques in the field, do’s and don’ts, tips and tricks, lens selection, filters, SLR camera techniques, composition, and much more. All levels of experience welcome. DSLR camera required. 1 Class with Ronald Zincone Fee: $29 Sat., May 19 (rain date 5/26) OR June 16 (rain date 6/23), 4–7 p.m. Old Furnace State Park, East Killingly. parks/parksFurnace.html

SEWING Basic Beginner Sewing

Learn about fabric types, patterns, sewing tools and terminology. The class will cover straight sewing, finishing edges, simple decorative stitches and applying trims. Sewing machine required. 5 Classes with Jackie Muzljakovich Fee: $39. Materials: list of necessary items will be provided before first class Mon., April 2 to May 7 (no class 4/16), 6–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Regional Program

Cloth Baby Books

It’s easier than you think to create a washable baby book. Here’s how to do it. 3 Classes with Nora Gibbs Fee: $49. Materials: Sewing machine required; list of necessary items will be provided before first class Tues., March 27 to April 10, 6–9 p.m. Putnam High School

Quilting 101

This class is designed for those with no quilting or sewing experience. Basic terminology, supplies, material selection, binding, batting and quilting resources will be covered. Please bring your sewing machine. 5 Classes with Jackie Muzljakovich Fee: $39. Materials: list of necessary items will be provided before first class Thurs., April 5 to May 10 (no class 4/19), 6–8:30 p.m., Killingly High School

Scrap Quilt

Scrap quilt patterns are an economical way to create beautiful heirlooms, while utilizing material you already have. Sewing machine required. Minimal sewing experience necessary. 4 Classes with Nora Gibbs Fee: $49. Materials: $15, payable first class. Wed. April 25 to May 16, 6–9 p.m. Windham Middle School

Victorian Crazy Quilting (fancywork)

These quilts are like snowflakes; no two are alike. Your combination of fabrics and placement will be different from anyone else’s. Once you understand the basics and have completed your first quilt block, you will be planning many more Victorian crazy quilt projects. No machine required. Sewing is done by hand. 3 Classes with Nora Gibbs Fee: $39. Materials: list of necessary items will be provided before first class Thurs., May 10 to 24, 6–8:30 p.m. Pomfret Community School


Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Aqua Zumba at AmericInn

7 Classes with Sharon Brouillard Fee: $79. Sorry, no discounts apply Mon., April 2 to May 21(no class 4/16) 7:30–8:30 p.m., AmericInn

Aqua Zumba in Plainfield

7 Classes with Jessica Morgan Fee: $79. Sorry, no discounts apply Fri., March 23 to May 18, (no class 4/6, 20), 7:30–8:30 p.m., Plainfield Town Pool


Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easyto-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

Zumba in Canterbury

7 Classes with Sharon Brouillard Fee: $40. Sorry, no discounts apply Wed., April 25 to June 6. 6:30–7:30 p.m. Canterbury Elementary School

Zumba in Eastford

7 Classes with Instructor Fee: $40. Sorry, no discounts apply Wed., March 28 to May 16 (no class 4/18), 6:30–7:30 p.m. Eastford Elementary School

Zumba in Pomfret

7 Classes with Jessica Morgan Fee: $40. Sorry, no discounts apply Mon., Apr. 2 to May 21 (no class 4/16), 6:30–7:30 p.m., Pomfret Community School

Zumba in Putnam

7 Classes with Leonore Delatorre Fee: $40. Sorry, no discounts apply Wed., April 25 to June 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Regional Program

Zumba in Willimantic

7 Classes with Sarah Roberts Fee: $40. Sorry, no discounts apply Mon., April 2 to May 21 (no class 4/16), 5:30–6:30 p.m., EASTCONN Capitol Theater

Zumba and Zumba Toning in Stafford

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Students learn how to use light weights to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones. 7 Classes with Sue Pulver. Fee: $40. Sorry, no discounts apply Wed., April 25 to June 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Stafford High School

Zumba Toning

Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones. 7 Classes with Leonore Delatorre Fee: $40. Materials: $20, payable first class. Sorry, no discounts apply Mon., April 23 to June 11 (no class 5/28), 5:30–6:30 p.m. EASTCONN Northeast Regional Program


Community Education Registration Information Payment: Please make checks payable to “EASTCONN Community Education.” Phone and fax registrations accepted with VISA and MasterCard only. Registration: Paid pre-registration is required for all classes! Registrations are processed on a first-come, firstserved, 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.

Confirmation/Receipts: Confirmations of registration in a class, written or verbal, are not provided unless requested. Please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope, should you need a written confirmation or receipt. Unless you are otherwise notified, classes will run as scheduled. Refund Policy: A full refund will be issued ONLY when EASTCONN Community Education cancels a course. If you decide not to take a class, a 90% refund will be issued if we are notified 10 days prior to the first class. A 75% credit, good for one year from issue date, will be issued if we are notified before the second class

meeting. No refunds apply to one-day classes or bus trips unless EASTCONN cancels the course or trip. Please allow one month from cancellation notification to receive your check. Accessibility and Accommodation Requests: If you have a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate in any program or activity, please contact Joan Trivella at 860-7793770 at least two weeks before classes begin so that appropriate arrangements can 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


Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA)


Serving the community with arts classes

Offering driving classes for teens and adults:

Do you have a child who needs to move, needs to groove? Wants to sing, write, act or draw?

38-hour Full Program with behind-the-wheel instruction;

Then check out EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy! With affordable classes for children ages 2 to 18 there is something for everyone!


8-hour Drug/Alcohol Driving Safety Class;

Don’t miss: “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” March 1, 2, 3, 2012- 7 p.m. March 3, 2012- 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 general; $8 students/seniors For tickets and info call 860-465-5636



and more.

Learn more at or call 860-428-7455.

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Community Education Registration Information will not meet. Should bad weather develop during the day, class cancellations will be announced by late afternoon. Adult Education classes on pages 4 & 5 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 Web site at

Directions to Class Sites: Directions to class sites are available upon request. Sites are listed on the back cover of this brochure. 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 Com-

munity 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.

Register online with credit card at


E-mail Address: Mailing Address: Phone: (home)







Class or Event for which you are registering Start Date Site Fee

10% Senior, or Other Discount: Materials Fees: Some classes involve extra costs to pay for materials. (Discounts may not be combined.) 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. TOTAL: Discount offers do not apply to materials fees. How did you hear about Community Ed Classes? c E-mail c Newspaper c Radio c Online c Other

Payment Options: Your registration must be paid in full to confirm your seat in any class/event. c Cash

c Check #:

Personal checks must display current address, phone, and driver's license information.

c Charge Card: c MasterCard c VISA


Exp. Date (mo/yr)

Cardholder Signature: Name as it appears on card:

V code: (3 digit code on back of card):

Register and pay with credit card online at, or fax: 860-779-3384 or, mail to Northeast Learning Center, 111 Connecticut Mills Avenue, Danielson, CT 06239



EASTCONN Community Education Class Sites CANTERBURY • Canterbury Elementary School 45 Westminster Rd. EASTFORD

• Eastford Elementary School 12 Westford Rd., • Harlan Ridge Kennels 348 Old Colony Rd.


• AmericInn, 375 Voluntown Rd.


• EASTCONN Conference Center 376 Hartford Tpke.

EASTCONN Bus Trips Leave the Driving to Us Boston Red Sox Join us for a Friday night game. Sit back relax and leave the driving to us. Pick the game you want to see: Red Sox vs. Baltimore; Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay or Red Sox vs. Kansas. This trip includes motor coach transportation and ticket to the game. Hurry this will SELL OUT fast. Departure: 4 p.m. Hampton, 4:30 p.m. Danielson Return: Immediately following the game. Fee: $99 per person per game for the Baltimore or Kansas City Games; $69 per person for Tampa Bay Game. Fee includes motor coach transportation and ticket to the game. Fri., May 4 (Baltimore) AND/OR May 25 (Tampa Bay), AND/OR August 24 (Kansas City)

Spring in New York City


Two different days to join us on a ride in style to NYC to enjoy Central Park, or pick up discounted show tickets of your choice in Times Square. Do some shopping, site-seeing or enjoy a nice meal at a fabulous restaurant of your choice.


Departure: 7:30 am Hampton; 8 a.m. Danielson Return: Leave NYC at 7 p.m. Fee: $49 per person (includes motor coach transportation only) Dates: Sat., April 14 OR Sun., May 6.

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Killingly High School 226 Putnam Pike, Dayville Northeast Learning Center 111 Connecticut Mills Ave., Danielson Old Furnace State Park, Ross Rd., Killingly

• Lyman Memorial High School 917 Exeter Rd.


• Plainfield High School, 105 Putnam Rd. • Plainfield Town Pool, 8 Community Ave.

Reserve your seat today! Go to, call Joan at 860-779-3770, or e-mail


• Pomfret Community School 20 Pomfret St.

PUTNAM • • •

EASTCONN Northeast Regional Program, 508A Pomfret St. Putnam High School 152 Woodstock Ave. Silver Circle Studio 75 Main St., Suite 3


• Stafford High School 145 Orcuttville Rd.


• Capitol Theater, 896 Main St. • EASTCONN Community Learning Center, Windham Mills, 322 Main St. • Gebhardt’s Glass Studio 101 Ballamahack Rd., Windham • Studio #5, 32 Young St. • Windham High School, 355 High St. • Windham Middle School, 123 Quarry St.

Special Event Munchies, Mingling and a Medium with Messages!

Friday, April 27,7–9 p.m., EASTCONN Conference Center 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton

Psychic medium, Joanne Gerber returns to EASTCONN on Friday, April 27. Bring a group and enjoy a variety of finger appetizers and desserts at our conference center in Hampton. “Joanne is known for her natural ability to bring evidential messages from those in the spirit world. Her warm and loving energy radiates truth and integrity in all of her work as a clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient.” excerpted from J. Gerber’s Web site, The evening will begin with a social hour, followed by Joanne’s presentation and conclude with an informal question and answer session as Joanne mingles with the audience. Fee: $39. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and we will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Anyone arriving after 7 p.m. will not be allowed to enter so as to not disturb the sensitive spirit communication.

Reserve your seat today! Go to, call Joan at 860-779-3770, or e-mail

EASTCONN Community Education Catalog Spring 2012  
EASTCONN Community Education Catalog Spring 2012  

A listing of classes provided by EASTCONN Community Education