Continuing Education Courses January-May 2013
New growth for your mind, career & health
Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, p. 2-3
Fashion, p. 5
Sewing, p. 9-10
Boating, p. 3
Fun Classes for Kids, p. 8
Zumba, p. 10
Computers, p. 4
High School Completion, p. 6
Zumba Gold, p. 10
Creative Writing, p. 4
Mind & Body, p. 8
Registration, p. 11
Dance, p. 5
Music, p. 9
Special Events, back page
Employment & Training Programs, p. 5, 6
Online Classes, p. 2
English-as-a-SecondLanguage, p. 6
Photography, p. 9
Personal & Professional Growth, p. 9
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Dear Community Members: We are extremely pleased to offer our Winter/Spring 2013 catalog! For over 20 years, our Adult and Continuing Education programs have offered a variety of convenient, affordable and high-quality programs that are designed to enrich and benefit the lives of our community. If you can’t make it to a class, please check out our exciting instructor-facilitated Ed2Go online courses, which are informative, enjoyable, convenient and highly interactive. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns. I look forward to an exciting 2013 and hope to see you all on our fabulous bus trips and in our classrooms!
ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES g Acrylic Painting
Explore your creativity and learn to manipulate acrylic paints. Set aside time for yourself to discover your abilities or improve on your skills in a safe, nurturing environment with a lot of personal attention. There is a strong concentration in color & composition with reference to design elements. Be the artist you always wanted to be! 6 Classes with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $220 Tues., Jan. 29 to Mar. 5, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
Richard Tariff Director of Adult and Continuing Education 860-455-1562; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Continuing 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 www.ed2go.com/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.
Some Ed2Go Topics:
• Accounting Fundamentals • Become a Veterinarian Assistant • Buy and Sell on eBay • Grant Writing • LSAT, GRE and SAT Prep • Making Movies with Windows XP • Stocks, Bonds and Investments • QuickBooks 2011
and shows the technique to allow the students to truly feel like an artist. Your wonderful work of art will be yours to take home at the end of each class. 2 Classes with Rita Fee: $20 Materials: $20, payable first class Tues., Apr. 9 & 23 (no class 4/16), 6–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g Hydrangea Wreath
If you love hydrangeas, then this class is for you. Learn to adorn a 10-inch wreath by adding hydrangea blossoms. Add a bow and this Victorian wreath will add charm to any room. Please bring a glue gun, glue sticks and scissors to class. 1 Class with Rita Fee: $22 Materials: $20, payable first class Tues., Mar. 12, 6–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g Intro to Stained Glass
g Animal Portrait
From portraits of pets to wildlife paintings, learn techniques to help you create lifelike and expressive images of animals that go beyond traditional animal portraits. This course will cover some basics of animal anatomy and techniques for sketching animals from life, using background elements, light and color. Learn tips on photographing pets and livestock, choosing and working with reference photos, and composing a finished painting or drawing. This class is for students who already have basic drawing or painting skills. Projects will be tailored to the individual. Students should bring materials and an assortment of reference photos of a family pet, livestock or wild animals. 1 Class with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $55 Sat., Feb. 9, 11 a.m. –2 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
g Daisies, Wildflowers and Butterflies – One-Stroke Folk Art Painting
This course is an introduction for beginners who will learn a unique folk art painting technique by highlighting and shading all in one stroke. The instructor gives hands-on, one-on-one instructions
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Learn to etch on glass and basic stained glass techniques at Gebhardt’s Studio, 101 Ballmahack Road, Windham, in one three-hour class before deciding if you want to pursue the craft. All supplies included and the use of tools to create at least two beautiful sun-catchers. 1 Class with Linda Fee: $19 Sat., Feb. 9, 9 a.m. –12 p.m. Gebhardt’s Glass Studio, Windham
Learn the basic techniques in the art of paper folding. Follow step-by-step instructions to create simple and traditional three-dimensional pieces, to more challenging ones. Create paper toys and many other fun and inexpensive things for you or your children! 1 Class with Mary Sol Fee: $20; Materials: $8, payable at class Wed., Feb. 13 (snow date 3/13), 6–8 p.m. RHAM High School, Hebron
g Pottery Technique Sampler
Learn different hand-forming pottery techniques and be introduced to the wheel. All types of experience welcome, from beginner to more advanced! Material fees include clay, glaze and firing. 6 Classes with Jean Fee: $69 Materials: $35, payable first class Tues., Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 OR Wed., Feb. 20 to Mar. 27, 7–9 p.m. Studio #5, Willimantic
ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES • BOATING g Rosebuds and Open Roses — One-Stroke Folk Art Painting
This course is an introduction for beginners who will learn a unique folk art painting technique by highlighting and shading all in one stroke. The instructor gives hands on, one-on-one instructions and shows the technique to allow the students to truly feel like an artist. Your wonderful work of art will be yours to take home at the end of each class. 2 Classes with Rita Fee: $20 Materials: $20, payable first class Thurs., Feb. 21 & 28, 6–8:30 p.m. (snow date 3/2, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.) EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g Simple Jewelry-Making
Learn easy techniques for using unconventional materials such as paper, beads, fibers, wire, buttons, and much more, to produce unique necklaces and pins. Create several pieces of jewelry. 1 Class with Agatha Fee: $20; Materials: $15, payable at class Sat., Mar. 16, 9:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g Social Artworking
Enjoy a delightful night of painting, socializing and creativity! Social Artworking is a form of painting that allows you to gain confidence and discover or strengthen your painting ability. Bring your favorite soft beverage and a light snack and join the party! By the end of the class you will paint a trendy, simple-to-paint design guided by step-by-step instructions. Each class offers a different theme and project; register for one or all. Discover your inner artist! Bring paper towels, a ball-point pen; the instructor provides the rest. 1 Class with Jan Fee: $19; Materials: $30, payable at class Tues., Jan. 15 (snow date 1/16), 6–9 p.m. OR Mar. 26 (snow date 4/2), 6:30–9 p.m. Plainfield High School, Plainfield OR Tues., Jan. 22 (snow date 1/29),, 6:30–9 p.m. OR Tues., Mar. 12 (snow date 3/19), 6:30–9 p.m. Putnam High School, Putnam
g Spring Basket Arrangement
Learn the technique of floral arranging with silk and fresh flowers. You will learn to arrange a basket filled with an assortment of silk flowers to create a centerpiece, just in time for spring. Please bring scissors and wire-cutters to class. 1 Class with Rita Fee: $22; Materials: $20, payable at class Tues., Mar. 19, 6–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g 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. Bring $80 to the first class for a materials kit, which includes a 100-Watt soldering iron, 60/40 solder, copper foil, flux and brush, breaking pliers, marking pen, glass cutter and glass. 5 Classes with Linda Fee: $15 Materials: $80, payable first class Tues., Feb. 12 to Mar. 12, 7–9 p.m. Gebhardt’s Glass Studio, Windham
g Sunflowers and Hydrangeas – One-Stroke Folk Art Painting
This course is an introduction for beginners who will learn a unique folk art painting technique by highlighting and shading all in one stroke. The instructor gives hands on, one-on-one instructions and shows the technique to allow the students to truly feel like an artist. Your will take home your artwork at the end of each class. 2 Classes with Rita Fee: $20 Materials: $20, payable first class Sat., Mar. 16 & 23, 9 a.m. –12 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
• Wine Down: Silk Scarf Painting
Spend an evening with bright, beautiful French dyes and create your own stunning silk scarf. Think watercolor painting on fine India silk, while you sip wine and fill the room with laughter. 1 Class with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $40 Fri., Apr. 19, 6–8 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
• Wine Down: Wire-Wrapping Ring
Spend an evening with learning how to make a wire-wrapped ring. 1 Class with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $40 Fri., Mar. 15, 6–8 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
• Wine Down: Zentangle
Create amazing zentangles. 1 Class with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $40 Fri., Feb. 15, 6–8 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
g Watercolor Painting
This class is for all levels, beginner to advanced students, who work on individual projects. Build skills and explore different techniques working from still life and from imagination in an open, free manner. This class cultivates artistic design by promoting and supporting each individual student and their own creativity and concepts. 6 Classes with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $190 Thurs., Jan. 31 to Mar. 7 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
g Wine Down Classes
Start your weekend with some creative fun! Bring friends, wine for sharing, and relax with a creative project and light refreshments. All projects are hosted by gallery artists and instructors and are geared toward any and all skill levels, no matter whether you consider yourself artistic or not!
• Wine Down: Beaded Bracelet
Create a beautiful beaded bracelet. Fee: $40 Fri., May 17, 6–8 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
g Boating and Personal Watercraft
Learn how to safely and legally operate a boat or personal watercraft on Connecticut waters. At the conclusion of the course, you will take a proctored examination, which you must pass in order to operate a boat on Connecticut waters. The exam meets the requirements of the National Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and Connecticut state law. You will also receive a complimentary 6-month membership to the United States Power Squadron. Materials include textbook, training charts, course plotter and dividers. Minimum age of 12 years old. 8 Classes with Ruth Anne Fee: $25 Materials: $65, payable first class Mon., Feb. 4 to Mar. 18, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Sprague Community Center, Baltic
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COMPUTERS • CREATIVE WRITING shapes, clip art and objects, add word art, charts, graphs and tables, and much more! Bring your own pictures on a jump drive and transfer them to PowerPoint. 4 Classes with Marie Fee: $59 Mon. & Wed., Mar. 18 to 27, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic OR Tues. & Thurs., May 7 to 16, 6–8 p.m. Plainfield High School, Plainfield
COMPUTERS g Basic Computer Skills & Internet Use
We’ll spend the first two classes exploring “the basic basics” – How to get started; parts of a computer; the mouse; the keyboard; operating systems; applications; how to make and save docs in folders and subfolders; shortcuts; the desktop; accessories. The last two classes will concentrate on exploring the wealth of the Internet, including various Web browsers; how to change your default home page; how to do an effective Google search, Google Maps, Google Images; how to save and organize favorites; We’ll also explore and share valuable, useful, interesting Internet Web sites. 4 Classes with Marie Fee: $59 Mon. & Wed., Mar. 4, 6, 11, & 13, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic OR Tues. & Thurs., Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 4, & 9 (no class 3/28), 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN NLC, Danielson
g Basic Microsoft Word & Excel (Versions 7 & 10)
(Word) – Work with icons and commands under the homepage layout. Learn how to navigate around docs, how to select, move, copy and paste data, add special effects to images, including music, graphics, captions, and text, project and play your slide show presentation on a large screen. Share your presentation at parties, weddings and family events. (Excel) – Includes learning how to navigate around the spreadsheet environment, how to add and delete rows, columns, worksheets, how to format numbers vs. text, how to use, create and copy simple calculations and formulas, how to format a spreadsheet as a table, how to create charts and graphs, how to sort and filter data. 6 Classes with Marie Fee: $89 Tues. & Thurs., Mar. 5 to 21, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic OR Mon. & Wed., May 6 to 22, 6–8 p.m. Plainfield High School, Plainfield
g Mining the Riches of the Internet
Learn how to use the Internet to: bargain shop, buy and sell anything, find great travel sites, access and listen to music, learn new things, download free software, explore your hobbies and interests. Learn how to really find what you’re searching for on the Internet; how to change your home page, save and organize favorite sites; how to copy, paste and send Web info to others. Bring your favorite Web sites to share with participants. 2 Classes with Marie Fee: $35 Mon., Apr. 1 & 8, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic OR Wed., Apr. 3 & 10, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN NLC, Danielson
g Microsoft Word & Excel Templates
One of the best-kept Microsoft office secrets are the hundreds of ready-made templates available for free built into the Microsoft office software program. Come learn how to use these word and excel templates, how to customize and save them for your professional and personal needs. Word templates include meeting agendas, brochures, cards, certificates, flyers, invitations, job descriptions, letterheads, meeting minutes, memos, newsletters resume samples, reports. Excel templates include budgets, calendars, charts & diagrams, flyers, forms, inventories, invoices, labels, budget planners, receipts, reports, schedules, statements and time sheets. 4 Classes with Marie Fee: $59 Tues. & Thurs., May 28 to June 6, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g PowerPoint for Work, Home & Community Use
Whether you need PowerPoint for your job, or you want to learn it for community, personal and social reasons, you will learn how to: create slides, use the slide sorter to rearrange, delete, add, hide slides; add notes, apply a design, insert pictures,
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g Revelation; Masks and Ourselves// A Creative Writing Exploration
In nearly all cultures throughout history, masks have been worn for various reasons—as celebration, as disguise, as performance. This two-night workshop will encourage participants to consider the multiple masks we wear, to create and name them, to creatively write and speak from these altered points of view. The objective is to understand how masks affect our decisions/values/relationships and to help us recognize our authentic selves and consider others with more sensitivity in regard to their own masks. No experience necessary. 2 Classes with Elizabeth Fee: $30 Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 21 & 28, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
DANCE • EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING • FASHION DANCE
g Adult Jazz
Basic jazz technique and choreography make this class a perfect outlet for the adult non-dancer that has always wanted to learn, or the dancer looking for a refresher course. Jazz/lyric shoes recommended but not required. 8 Classes with Ann Fee: $59; Walk-in: $10 Tues., Feb. 5 to Apr. 2 (no class 2/19; snow date/ make-up 4/9), 6:30–7:30 p.m. Capitol Theater, Willimantic
g Dancin’ with Hoops
A fusion of creative movement, dance, exercise and play. Dancin’ with Hoops uses custom-made hula-hoops which are slightly weighted and larger than the small plastic hoops found in stores, which makes it easier for anyone to use. No experience necessary. Hoops are provided. 6 Classes with Judi Fee: $40 Tues., Jan. 29 to Mar. 12 (no class on 2/19, snow date/make-up 3/19), 6–7 p.m. EASTCONN NLC, Danielson
g Line Dancing
Join other dancers and learn some fun line dances or just come for the great exercise. Our line dance classes are not just “Country Line Dances,” we just call it “line dancing” for a reason. We play great music and you never need a partner! Come have a lot of fun and get some great exercise without knowing it. 6 Classes with Jim Fee: $40; Materials: Soft sole shoes recommended Tues., Feb. 5 to Mar. 12, 6:30–8 p.m. EASTCONN NRP, Putnam
g Mixed Belly-Dancing
g Customer Service
g Secrets of Swing, Waltz & Merengue for Beginners
g ServSafe Certification
This is a mixed belly-dancing class for beginners, as well as intermediate participants. You will learn step-by-step instruction, including undulations, shimmies and much more! You’ll learn to master the moves while dancing to the captivating sounds of Middle Eastern music. 8 Classes with Ann Fee: $59 Tues., Feb. 5 to Apr. 2 (no class 2/19, snow date/ make-up 4/9), 5–6 p.m. Capitol Theater, Willimantic
We will reveal the secrets of ballroom dancing and have FUN learning three of the most popular ballroom dances: SWING, WALTZ & MERENGUE for beginners!! We’ll learn a complete dance routine in each and have song lists to help you continue your learning at home, too. You will have fun, get exercise and meet active people dancing to the greatest swing & Latin tunes of all time. ALL AGES welcome (adults and teens, singles or couples) and NO partner or previous dance experience necessary. 2 Classes with Jim Fee: $30 Mon., Feb. 11 & 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lebanon Elementary School, Lebanon OR Wed., Feb. 20 & 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Capitol Theater, Willimantic
This workshop will teach you important skills that will help you interact more positively with your coworkers and the customers you serve. Participants may also sit for the National Retail Foundation’s Customer Service certification test for an additional fee. For an extra fee certification is available upon request. 6 Classes with Cindy Fee: $95 Tues., Mar. 19 to Apr. 30 (no class on 4/16) 5:30–8 p.m. Plainfield High School, Plainfield Improve your job marketability! Employers hold people with this certification in high regard. Every food service operation is required by the State of Connecticut to employ at least one Qualified Food Operator. You can be that person after passing this course. Groups requiring a private session should contact EASTCONN’s Continuing Education Coordinator. 3 Classes with Jim Fee: $169 includes all materials Tues., Feb. 5 to Feb. 26 (no class 2/19) OR Wed., Mar. 13 to Mar. 27, 5:30–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING g American Red Cross CPR/AED
You will learn how to perform CPR, how to use the Automat External Defibrillator, AED and clear blocked airways for adults, children and infants. The document of certification will be sent to each participant upon completion of the class. 1 Class with Rita Fee: $20; Materials: $55, payable at class Sat., Apr. 13, 9 a.m. –12 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g American Red Cross First Aid
You will learn to perform standard first-aid techniques. The document of certification will be sent to each participant upon completion of the class. 1 Class with Rita Fee: $20; Materials: $55, payable at class Sat., Apr. 27, 9 a.m. –12 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g Simple Every-Day Make-Up Techniques
Come bring your every-day make-up and brushes and learn how to apply and wear it fashionably on a daily basis! Erica will teach and show you how to properly apply make-up quickly and easily. She will also demonstrate how to get creative and have fun with the make-up that you already own or purchase. 1 Class with Erica Fee: $40 Mon., Feb. 11 OR Mar. 25, 5:30–8 p.m. Gaje Hair Studio, North Windham
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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, Hebron, Stafford: Phyllis Bonneau, 860-455-1593 • Willimantic: Braulio Santiago 860-455-1601 * 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
• Plainfield Early Childhood Center Route 12, Plainfield 860-779-3770 • RHAM High School 85 Wall St., Hebron 860-779-3770 • Stafford High School 145 Orcuttville Rd., Stafford 860-779-3770 • The Village at Killingly 599 Lindenwood Dr., Dayville 860-779-3770 • Windham Family Literacy 322 Prospect St., Willimantic, 860-423-2591
3 Diploma Options One is right for you! 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, ages 17 or older, an alternative route to earn a Connecticut 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. NOTICE: The GED test is changing! Beginning January 2014, a new GED test will be launched. All previous testing will no longer be valid. Call now to finish before December 2013.
2. Adult High School Credit Diploma:
This program offers students options for earning credits towards a high school diploma. 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 competency 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 CTWorks g 21-st Century Customer Service Skills (Danielson & Willimantic CTWorks) This workshop will teach you important skills that will help you interact more positively with your coworkers and the customers you serve. Participants may also sit for the National Retail Foundation's Customer Service certification test for a fee.
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. g
Education Refresher (CTWorks East) A program for job-seekers who need a quick refresher in basic skills like reading, writing or math, English language skills. g
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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” g
If interested in any of these programs, contact your local CTWorks office: Danielson - 860-412-7400 New London - 860-439-7400 Norwich - 860-859-5600 Willimantic - 860-786-6200
OTHER ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS g Get with the BEAT
This high school completion/employment program for eligible out-of-school youth between the ages of 17 and 21, is funded by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board. The program is designed to assist eligible outof-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. g EASTCONN Transitions to
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.
g Citizenship Classes This classroom-based program provides free preparation and instruction to foreign-born adults who wish to become American citizens. g Adult Basic Education Classes Adult Basic Education 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. g Family Literacy EASTCONN partners with Head Start to provide a family literacy program. Windham parents and families with English-as-a-SecondLanguage (ESL) needs will benefit from this program. g 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. g Volunteer Tutoring Program Volunteer tutors work with adult learners on basic reading, writing, math or English-as-aSecond-Language (ESL) skills.
SATURDAY ADULT EDUCATION OFFERINGS! EASTCONN Community Learning Center, Windham Mills, 322 Main St., Willimantic • U.S. 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: Braulio Santiago, 860-455-1601, email@example.com; or Phyllis Bonneau, 860-455-1593, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on any of the above programs, contact
g 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.
Braulio Santiago, 860-455-1601, email@example.com, or Phyllis Bonneau, 860-455-1593, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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, 860-455-1593 or Braulio Santiago, 860-455-1601.
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FUN CLASSES FOR KIDS • MIND & BODY FUN CLASSES FOR KIDS g Cartooning I
Cartooning I, invites its students to get funny, silly or scary as they get serious about creating their own cartoon characters. It’s a fun way to learn the design process. Creating new cartoon characters, which live in real space and have real emotions, is a blast. Cartooning is often the entry point for creative youngsters who later pursue careers in visual arts. Everything from fashion design to illustration, graphic design, industrial design, animation and more, can begin with cartooning. 6 Classes with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $100 Mon., Feb. 25 to Apr. 1, 5:30–7 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
g Children’s Pottery
Kids ages 8 and up can explore the world of clay. You are invited to try slab, coil building, pinch pots and experience the pottery wheel. Craft fun, fanciful and useful pieces that last for a lifetime! Limited to 5 students per class. 5 Classes with Linda Fee: $69; Materials: $25, includes clay, glazes and firing Tues., Jan. 8 to Feb. 5, 4–6 p.m. Gebhardt’s Glass Studio, Windham
g Mixed Media (Grades K-1)
An introduction to the joy of creating and exploring multi-media art projects focused on learning the fundamentals of art and design in a fun environment. Discover a variety of materials and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design, using free expression to stimulate creativity, build confidence, and skill development. 6 Classes with Lisa Fee: $80 Mon., Feb. 25 to Apr. 1, 4–5 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
g Pizza & Picasso Nights (ages 5-12)
Kick off the evening with pizza and interesting facts about a featured artist. Inspired kids will explore materials and interpret the artist’s style in open studio multi-media workstations. 1 Class with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $30/per child Fri., Feb. 1 OR Mar. 5 OR Apr. 5, OR May 3, OR Jun. 7, 6–8 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
g Weaving & Mixed Fiber Arts (Grades 2-6)
We create several introductory fiber projects including card making, friendship bracelets, treasure pouches that are woven, and felting items throughout this class. This is a beginner’s course that will open the door to many new and wonderful skills. 6 Classes with Silver Circle Studio Staff Fee: $100 Fri., Mar. 1 to Apr. 5, 6–5:30 p.m. Silver Circle Studio, Putnam
MIND & BODY g Body Blast
A total body workout for those looking for strength -training, balance and cardiovascular workout. During the class you will do a 20-minute segment of hi-low aerobics and utilize various equipment including free weights,resistance bands, (resistaballs, and steps, if available at our location). The class finishes with cardio sculpt, balance work, cool down, 10-15 minutes of butts and guts and a 10-minute refreshing stretch. Each class offers a variety of events. 7 Classes with Patricia Fee: $40 Tues., Feb. 5 to Mar. 26 (snow date 4/2, no class 2/19), 6–7 p.m. Lebanon Elementary School, Lebanon
g Gentle Yoga
This 45-minute class is a very gentle form of yoga, allowing you to experience and reap the rewards of yoga. Yoga experience is not required; this is a terrific class for new or experienced yoga participants. 6 Classes with Sherry Fee: $40 Tues., Jan. 8 to Feb. 12, 7–8 p.m. OR Thurs., Jan. 17 to Feb. 28 (no class 2/14), 3:45–4:45 p.m. Pomfret Community School, Pomfret
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g Gentle Yoga & Guided Meditation
This hour-long class will demonstrate and relax your mind and body by using yoga and meditation to calm your core. No experience necessary. 6 Classes with John Fee: $60 Sat., Jan. 12 to Feb. 16, OR Mar. 2 to Apr. 6, 10-11 a.m. Nia Connecticut, Dayville
Learn how to meditate for health and happiness in 90 minutes. Most disease and discontent originates from stress. We can’t always remove stress but we can change our bodies’ reaction to it. 1 Class with Sherry Fee: $20 Mon., Feb. 4, 6–7:30 p.m. EASTCONN NLC, Danielson OR Mar. 4, 6–7:30 p.m. Plainfield High School, Plainfield
g Osteoporosis Take Charge
Osteoporosis causes 1.5 million fractures each year. This two-hour class will teach you how to take charge and manage a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia. You will learn about risk factors, healthy living, safe exercise and how to reduce your risk of fracture. Each participant will receive a free manual published by the National Osteoporosis Foundation. 1 Class with Renee Fee: $19 Thurs., Mar. 28, 6–8 p.m. Putnam High School, Putnam
Enjoy this unique blend of the Healing Art of Yoga and the Martial Arts, which combine Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s simple and easy to follow, as well as offering a great way to release stress. No experience necessary. 6 Classes with John Fee: $60 Thurs., Jan. 10 to Feb. 14, OR Feb. 28 to Apr. 4, 6:40–7:40 p.m. Nia Connecticut, Dayville
MUSIC • PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH • PHOTOGRAPHY • SEWING MUSIC
Just ONCE Guitar for Busy People
This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. For ages 13+. Fee includes a workbook and practice DVD. 1 Class with Daniel Fee $59 Sat., Mar. 2, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
g Just ONCE Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
In just a few hours, you will learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. You can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session, any song, any style, any key. Fee includes a workbook and practice CD. 1 Class with Aaron Fee: $59 Sat., Mar. 2, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH g Coin Collecting
Coin collecting is a fascinating hobby and can be fun and lucrative too, if you know what you are doing. 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. This class is for collectors or those interested in learning about coins or beginning a coin collection. 3 Classes with Victor Fee: $19 Tues., Jan. 29 to Feb. 12, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN NLC, Danielson
g Couponing 101
Learn the tricks of the trade; learn about store coupon policies, coupon terms & terminology and learn to organize your coupons effectively to get the most for your money. Come and exchange coupons with other saving savvy couponers. Who wouldn’t want to purchase $600 worth of products for only $41? Bring your coupons, scissors, binders and flyers to get started! 1 Class with Jen Fee: $19 Sat., May 4, 9 a.m. –12 p.m. EASTCONN NLC, Danielson
g In’s & Out’s, Do’s & Don’ts of Travel
Learn all about how to travel well and what you need in order to do so, while enjoying pizza for lunch! You will learn all about traveling abroad in order to have a fun and successful overseas adventure. Write down and bring questions to the instructor; anything from passports to sightseeing. With her extensive background and travels into more than 150 countries, she has a wealth of helpful and practical knowledge. 1 Class with Agatha Fee: $22, includes pizza and a beverage Sat., March 23, 10 a.m. –2 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
PHOTOGRAPHY g Digital Camera Basics
Course topics include storage, file management, photo editing, digital imagery, formal and informal photography, use of light, and the basics of digital photography. Create a photo project using Microsoft PowerPoint. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer and e-mail. Bring a digital camera, card reader, USB cable and camera owner’s manual (when possible). 5 Classes with Joy Fee: $59 Mon. & Wed., Feb. 11 to 27, 6–8 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
SEWING g Basic Sewing 101
Work at your own pace and learn how to sew. You will be able to alter and sew your own clothing. No more alteration fees! Bring in any items that you need to work on, as well as any thread and needles. 4 Classes with Camecia Fee: $29 Mon. & Wed., Feb. 25 to Mar. 6 (snow date 3/11), 5:30–7:30 p.m. EASTCONN NLC, Danielson
Today, everyone needs to play a fundamental role in their basic financial and retirement planning. RetireWise delivers objective information that covers a broad spectrum of retirement issues, including, saving strategies, income alternatives and investment options. No matter what age, background, or stage of retirement planning you are in – there is something here for you to learn. 3 Classes with Metlife Staff Fee: $15 Sat., Mar. 2, 9, 16, 9-11 a.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic OR Wed., May 8, 15, 22, 6-8 p.m. EASTCONN NLC, Danielson
g Paper Piecing
g Running a Successful Small Business
This class is a must for current business owners and those interested in starting a business. It is especially designed for those struggling to turn their business around. Topics will include financial management, no-cost and low-cost marketing, sales process, customer service, managing your employees and more! 1 Class with Charles Fee: $25 Fri., Jan. 18, 6–9 p.m. RHAM High School, Hebron
Make placemats while learning the skills needed to finish quilts of any size. You will learn to layer, baste and bind your quilts while creating your own table linens. Learn several binding techniques, quilt-as-you-go methods and designs. Placemat kits available, if desired. Sewing machine is required. A supply list will be sent to all participants. 2 Classes with Nora Fee: $24 Tues., Feb. 12 & 26, (no class 2/19), 6–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic OR Wed., Feb. 20 & 27, 6–8:30 p.m. Pomfret Community School, Pomfret
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Learn the technique and you will be able to create beautiful, detailed picture quilts and perfect points on your pieced stars. No need to be a quilter in order to master this technique. All you need us a sewing machine that works! A supply list will be sent. 2 Classes with Nora Fee: $24 Materials: $3, payable first class Tues., Mar. 5 & 12, 6–8:30 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic OR Wed., Feb. 6 & 13, 6–8:30 p.m. Pomfret Community School, Pomfret
g Placemats Are Miniature Quilts
SEWING • ZUMBA g Quilting 101
Learn how to make the extremely popular Jelly Roll Race Quilt, a quilt top that involves 1,600 inches of fabric. A sewing machine is required. A supplies list will be e-mailed prior to class. 5 Classes with Jackie Fee: $39 Thurs., Jan. 24 to Feb. 21, 6–8:30 p.m. Killingly High School, Dayville
g Intermediate Rug Braiding
Learn to braid a 3-foot-diameter circular rug that you can use anywhere in your home. Materials include sufficient wool strips to make your rug. Prior experience recommended. 4 Classes with Mary Fee: $25 Materials: $45, payable first class Sat., Feb. 2, 23, Mar. 9 & Apr. 6, 9 a.m. –12 p.m. EASTCONN CLC, Willimantic
AQUA ZUMBA 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.
g Aqua Zumba in Griswold
8 Classes with Jessica Fee: $79; Walk-in: $12 per class Fri., Feb. 22 to May 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. AmericInn, Griswold
ZUMBA Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.
g Zumba in Canterbury
7 Classes with Sharon Fee: $40; Walk-in: $8 Wed., Feb. 13 to Mar. 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Canterbury Elementary School, Canterbury
g Zumba in Danielson
g Zumba in Dayville
6 Classes with John Fee: $35; Walk-in: $7 Wed., Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 OR Feb. 27 to Apr. 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Nia Connecticut, Dayville
EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy
g Zumba in Lebanon
7 Classes with Patricia Fee: $40; Walk-in: $8 Thurs., Jan. 24 to Mar. 7, 6–7 p.m. Lebanon Elementary School, Lebanon
Serving the community with arts classes
Do you have a child who needs to move, needs to groove? Wants to sing, write, act or draw?
g Zumba in Plainfield
7 Classes with Jessica Fee: $40; Walk-in: $8 Mon., Mar. 25 to May 13 (no class 4/15) 6:30–7:30 p.m. Plainfield Memorial School, Plainfield
Then check out EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy! With affordable classes for children ages 2 to 18 there is something for everyone!
Open House Tues. Jan. 15, 2013 | 5-8 p.m.
g Zumba in Pomfret
7 Classes with Linda Fee: $40; Walk-in: $8 Mon., Jan. 7 to Mar. 4 (no Class 1/21, 2/18) OR Mar. 18 to May 6 (no class 4/15), 6:30–7:30 p.m. Pomfret Community School, Pomfret
g Zumba in Putnam
7 Classes with Leonor Fee: $40; Walk-in: $8 Wed., Jan. 30 to Mar. 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m. EASTCONN NRP, Putnam
Classes begin, Tues. Jan 22, 2013 Presenting the musical 13 a show about growing up March 1 & 2 at 7 p.m. March 2 at 2 p.m. For tickets and info call 860-465-5636 Visit www.eastconn.org/ctaa or call 860-465-5636 x1023 for more information about CTAA
ZUMBA GOLD Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: Baby Boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere.
g Zumba Gold in Pomfret
7 Classes with Marie Fee: $40; Walk-in: $8 Wed., Feb. 6 to Mar. 20 (snow date 3/27) 4–4:45 p.m. Pomfret Community School, Pomfret
7 Classes with Sharie Fee: $40; Walk-in: $8 Fri., Feb. 22 to Apr. 5 (snow date 4/12), 7-8 p.m. Muscle Max Gym, Danielson
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EASTCONN DRIVER EDUCATION Offering driving classes for teens and adults: g
38-hour Full Program with behind-the-wheel instruction 8-hour Drug/Alcohol Driving Safety Class And more
REGISTRATION Registration: Paid pre-registration is required for
all classes. Registrations are processed on a firstcome, 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 “EAST-
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ceipts 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 ONLY
when EASTCONN Continuing Education cancels a course in the form of a voucher good for one (1) year from the issue date. If you decide not to take a class, there will be no refund. No refunds apply to one-day classes or bus trips. Please allow one month from cancellation notification to receive your 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 860-779-3770 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 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 Continuing Education classes will be listed on the home page of the EASTCONN Web site at www. eastconn.org.
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.
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Register and pay with credit card online at www.eastconn.org/continuinged or, mail to Northeast Learning Center, 111 Connecticut Mills Avenue, Danielson, CT 06239 Disclaimer: As a service to the community, EASTCONN offers Continuing 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 Continuing Education courses that EASTCONN and its employees and agents, as a general matter, do not endorse the opinions, personal advice or political perspectives of Continuing Education instructors. In addition, registrants acting on the personal advice of a Continuing Education instructor do so at their own risk. By enrolling in a Continuing Education course, each registrant agrees that he/she waives any and all claims against EASTCONN, its agents and employees with respect to the above.
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EASTCONN Continuing Education Class Sites BALTIC • Sprague Community Center 82 West Main St., Baltic CANTERBURY • Canterbury Elementary School 45 Westminster Rd.. Canterbury GRISWOLD • 375 Voluntown Rd., Griswold HAMPTON • EASTCONN Administrative Offices & Conference Center 376 Hartford Tpke, Hampton HEBRON • RHAM High School 85 Wall Street, Hebron LEBANON • Lebanon Elementary School 479 Exeter Rd.. Lebanon KILLINGLY • EASTCONN NLC (Northeast Learning Center) 111 Connecticut Mills Ave., Danielson • Muscle Max Gym 109 Conn. Mills Ave., Danielson • Nia Connecticut 736 Hartford Turnpike, Dayville PLAINFIELD • Plainfield High School 105 Putnam Rd., Central Village • Plainfield Memorial School 95 Canterbury Rd., Plainfield POMFRET • Pomfret Community School 20 Pomfret St., Pomfret PUTNAM • EASTCONN NRP (Northeast Regional Program) 508A Pomfret St., Putnam • Silver Circle Studio 75 Main St., Suite 3, Putnam WILLIMANTIC • EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater 896 Main St., Willimantic • EASTCONN CLC (Community Learning Center) Windham Mills, 322 Main St., Willimantic • Gaje Hair Studio 661 Windham Rd., Unit R-1, South Windham • Gebhardt’s Glass Studio 101 Ballamahack Rd., Windham • Studio #5 32 Young St., Willimantic 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.
CONTINUING ED SPECIAL EVENTS American Idiot • Fri. Feb. 8, 2013 • $89
Come enjoy the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Providence Performance Arts Center. The story is based on Green Day’s Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album. Bus will depart EASTCONN CLC in Willimantic at 4 p.m., Hampton at 4:30 p.m. and Danielson at 4:45 p.m.. The bus unloads at Federal Hill prior to the show. Please visit www.ppacri. org or http://federalhillprov.com/ for restaurants nearby. The bus will reload at 7 p.m. at Federal Hill to take everyone to the show that starts at 7:30 p.m.. Ticket price includes coach bus transportation to and from and 1st Dress Balcony seating at the show. The bus will depart promptly after the show. Caution: Adult language and strong content!
Beauty & The Beast • Sun., June 2, 2013 • $99
Join us for an enchanting performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Providence Performance Arts Center. This performance is based on the film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken. Bus will depart EASTCONN CLC in Willimantic at 10:30 a.m., Hampton at 10:45 a.m. and Danielson at 11 a.m. The bus will drop off at Providence Performance Arts Center for the show and pick up after the show to bring us to Federal Hill for dinning. Please visit www.ppacri.org or http://federalhillprov.com/ for restaurants nearby. The bus will reload at 4:30 p.m. at Federal Hill to take everyone back to the departure sites. Ticket price includes coach bus transportation to and from and 1st Dress Balcony seating at the show.
Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks • Fri., Mar. 8, 2013 • $89
Join us for a Friday night game. Sit back, relax and leave the driving to us! Price includes round-trip motor coach transportation and ticket to the game. Bus will depart EASTCONN CLC in Willimantic at 3:45 p.m., EASTCONN in Hampton at 4 p.m. and EASTCONN NLC in Danielson (Killingly) at 4:15 p.m. The bus will drop off at TD Garden. Grab a bite to eat before the game or shop the local shops. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. The bus will reload after the game and return at approximately 10 p.m. Hurry! This will SELL OUT quickly!
Munchies, Mingling & A Medium with Messages! • Fri., Apr. 26, 2013 • $45
Psychic medium, Joanne Gerber returns to EASTCONN on Friday, April 26. Bring a group and enjoy a variety of finger appetizers and desserts at EASTCONN’s Conference Center in Hampton. 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. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and she will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Anyone arriving after 7 p.m. will not be allowed to enter so as to not disturb Mrs. Gerber’s spirit communication.
Boston Pops • Fri., May 24, 2013 • $99
Come enjoy the Broadway and television star, Megan Hilty, as the special guest with Keith Lockhart conducting at the Boston Pops. This is an evening of the Great Hollywood Love Songs. Music will include the theme from “Gone With the Wind,” “Moon River,” “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” and many other cinematic favorites. Bus will depart EASTCONN CLC in Willimantic at 3:45 p.m.; EASTCONN in Hampton at 4 p.m.; and EASTCONN NLC in Danielson at 4:15 p.m. Grab a bite to eat before the show or shop the local shops. The show starts at 8 p.m. The bus will reload after the show and return at approximately 11 p.m. Fee includes coach bus transportation to and from and 1st Balcony seating at the show.
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