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Winter and Spring 2018

COMMUNITY EDUCATION EASTCONN Adult & Community Programs

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Table of Contents: ADULT CLASSES

Bus Trips............................................................ p. 12-20 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies..................................... p. 2-4 Photography..................................................... p. 9-10 Music & Dance.................................................. p. 7-8

Dear Community Members: I’m extremely pleased to offer our Winter/Spring 2018 catalog! For over 23 years, EASTCONN’s Adult and Community Education programs have offered a variety of convenient, affordable and highquality programs that are designed to enrich and benefit the lives of our community. Can’t make it to a classroom? Check out one of the many instructorfacilitated, oline courses offered through Ed2Go, The Center for Legal Studies, UGot Class and W.I.T.S. They are informative, enjoyable, convenient and highly interactive. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions for future courses. I look forward to an exciting winter and spring and hope to see you all on our fabulous bus trips and in our classrooms! Richard Tariff, EASTCONN Director of Adult & Community Programs Contact: rtariff@eastconn.org; 860-455-1562 We have some great new classes and trips planned for the coming months, as well as a few that are back by popular demand! Have an idea for a class but don’t see it in our catalog? Feel free to reach out to me and we can try to offer it the next time around. I hope to see you in an upcoming class or on a trip! Sandra Garcia, Community Education Program Coordinator Contact: sgarcia@eastconn.org, 860-455-1584

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Fitness................................................................ p. 6-7 Mind & Body..................................................... p. 7 Wellness............................................................ p. 7 Financial............................................................ p. 6 Pets..................................................................... p. 9 Cooking............................................................. p. 9 Employment & Training................................... p. 5 Registration....................................................... p. 22

KIDS CLASSES

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies...................................... p. 2-4 Fitness................................................................ p. 6-7 Music & Dance.................................................. p. 7-8 Registration....................................................... p. 22

ADULT EDUCATION......................... p. 11 Adult Basic Education - Reading & Math Citizenship Classes Employment & Training: Technology Academy and Customer Service Academy ESL (English-as-a-Second Language) Family Literacy J.E.T. (Jobs, Employment & Training) Options to Earn a Diploma: CDP, GED, NEDP Transitions to Post-Secondary Program

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Try an Online Class! EASTCONN Community Education has plenty of options to choose from. Over 250 Online Courses

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

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

UGot Class: Over 50 Online Courses

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

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

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19 Classes Offered

• Law School Preparation

• Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course • Paralegal Certificate Course

• Software Essentials for the Law Office

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Fitness Courses Online

Here’s a peek at some of the courses we have to offer: Blended Personal Trainer Certification; Pregnancy Fitness; Cardio Box 101; Fitness Management; Youth Fitness. We’ve partnered with W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training School) to offer you an array of fitness courses that will help you earn and maintain nationally-recognized fitness certifications, and develop the business acumen to either take a management role or pursue entrepreneurship opportunities within the fitness industry. Whether you are a new fitness professional, an experienced trainer, or someone with an interest in helping others live healthier lifestyles—we have the course for you. Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, and learn about special populations. Our online courses will also help you meet continuing education requirements.

Your fun career in fitness is just getting started! Visit our career fitness page at www.witseducation.com/fit/affiliates/eastconn-affiliate/?aff=43.

Do not use the registration form in this brochure to register for any online classes.


ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES Cleanse & Renew with Essential Oils

• If you’re feeling out of shape, tired, emotionally drained, experiencing body aches, having a hard time focusing, sleeping and concentrating, then this 2-hour class is for you! • Learn how to bring your body back into balance through a cleansing process. • Renew your vitality at a cellular level with natural supplements and essential oils. • Take home recipes, handouts and tips! 1 Class with Melissa Tuesday, January 30, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $29

Cooling Herbs for Hot Summer Days NEW

essential oils or not, this class is fun for everyone. 1 Class with Melissa Tuesday, June 5, 6-8 p.m. EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $19; $21 material fee, payable to the instructor

DIY Crafts – Diffuser Necklaces NEW

Join us for a DIY essential oil craft class and learn to make essential oil diffuser necklaces. Attending this class gives you the opportunity to make something that you can take home, use and recreate on your own. No prior knowledge of essential oils needed! This class is fun and educational for everyone. 1 Class with Melissa Tuesday, May 8, 6-8 p.m. EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19; $7 material fee, payable to the instructor

Join this 2-hour class to learn which herbs will keep you cool in the coming hot days of summer. You’ll make the following items: an herb blend to use in iced tea or lemonade, chickweed pesto, and a violet vinegar salad dressing. 1 Class with Michele Wednesday, May 16, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $25; Material Fee: $15, payable to the instructor

DIY Crafts – Cleaning Products NEW

Join us for a DIY essential oil craft class and learn to make hand cleaner, gentle all-purpose cleaner and a scrub. Attending this class gives you the opportunity to make something that you can take home, use and recreate on your own. Whether you know about

Join us for a DIY essential oil craft class and learn to make sugar scrubs, bath salts and a foot soak. Attending this class will give you the opportunity to make something that you can take home, use and recreate on your own. No prior knowledge of essential oils needed! This class is fun and educational for everyone. 1 Class with Melissa Thursday, May 3, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $19; $21 material fee, payable to the instructor

DIY Crafts – Home Products NEW

Join us for a DIY essential oil craft class and learn to make dishwasher detergent, dishwasher rinse aide and linen spray. Attending this class gives you the opportunity to make something that you can take home, use and recreate on your own. Whether you know about essential oils or not, this class is fun for everyone. 1 Class with Melissa Tuesday, May 1, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19; $21 material fee, payable to the instructor

DIY Crafts – Home Products 2 NEW

Create a Healthier, Toxin Free Home

Take control and say NO to the many unnecessary toxic chemicals that may be lurking within your home in this 2-hour educational workshop. Learn how to use certified, pure, therapeutic-grade, essential oils for a natural and cost-effective way to keep your home safe and your body healthy. Ditch the rubber gloves and come witness a demonstration of just how simple it is to make your own cleaning supplies. You will take home a resource guide on which chemicals to avoid, an essential oil sample and a recipe guide. 1 Class with Melissa Thursday, February 1, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $29

DIY Crafts – Pamper Yourself NEW

Emotions and Essential Oils

DIY Crafts – Everyday Items NEW

Join us for a DIY essential oil craft class and learn to make aromatherapy play dough and bug-be-gone spray. Attending this class gives you the opportunity to make something that you can take home, use and recreate on your own. Whether you know about essential oils or not, this class is fun for everyone. 1 Class with Melissa Thursday, April 26, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19; $14 material fee, payable to the instructor

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Join us for a DIY essential oil craft class and learn to make laundry detergent and room refresher spray. Attending this class gives you the opportunity to make something that you can take home, use and recreate on your own. No prior knowledge of essential oils needed! This class is fun and educational for everyone. 1 Class with Melissa Tuesday, May 29, 6-8 p.m. EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19; $14 material fee, payable to the instructor

Emotions & Essential Oils

Have you noticed that throughout the day your mood fluctuates? It sure doesn’t take much for our moods to change. Join us in this 2-hour class and find natural, safe and non-toxic ways to manage your moods (whether high or low). Learn how to assist your body in achieving a healthy emotional balance and discover the science behind how and why essential oils can directly impact and support your emotions. You will experience certified, pure, therapeutic-grade, essential oils in class, receive handouts and recipes and take home a sample! 1 Class with Melissa Tuesday, February 6, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $29

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ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES • COOKING Essential Oils: A Gardener’s Best Tool

• Learn how essential oils can be valuable tools for the everyday gardener. • Whether you’re trying to chase away garden pests, improve health and growth of plants, or restore those gardener hands, essential oils can help. • Take home recipes, handouts and tips to help your garden grow in a nontoxic and natural way! 1 Class with Melissa Thursday, April 12, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $29

Medicinal Herbs for the Beginner – Part 2 NEW

If you enjoyed part 1 of Medicinal Herbs, then you’ll love this follow up class! In this class, you will pot your own medicinal herb garden to have in your home. Materials will be provided by the instructor. 1 class with Michele Wednesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $29; Material Fee: $25, payable to the instructor

Pamper Yourself with Toxin-Free Self-Care Products

Herbal Adaptogens NEW

Learn how to be a beauty product detective in this 2-hour workshop! Have you ever looked at the ingredient labels of your beauty products or cleaning products and felt shocked by the number of toxins inside them? Learn how to swap out the toxic products with safe, effective and natural essential oils. 1 class with Melissa Tuesday, February 13, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $25

In this 2-hour class you’ll learn about herbal adaptogens and how they benefit us in our daily lives. You’ll make four products to take home; an astragalus Chai blend, a stress-relief honey, licorice tea and a lyceum (goji berry) granola. 1 Class with Michele Wednesday, March 14, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $25; Material Fee: $15, payable to the instructor

Introduction to Astronomy

Hop on board the cosmic express and take a journey from our precious planet earth through the solar system and beyond! Learn about our cosmic neighborhood. Study such celestial wonders as the planets, stars, comets, meteors, sun, moon and so much more! 1 class with Ron Thursday, April 5, 6-9 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $45

Introduction to Essential Oils

Have you heard the buzz about essential oils but have no idea what they really are? Then this introductory class is for you! Learn about essential oils, where they come from, how to distinguish therapeutic oils from synthetic oils, and the safest ways to incorporate oils into your daily routine. Kick-start a natural and safe lifestyle for yourself and loved ones with essential oils. 1 class with Melissa Tuesday, February 20, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $25

and many great memories. No experience necessary! All supplies are included. Classes provided in partnership with The Art House. Lovers Lane – February 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Everybody’s Irish - Wine/Beer Glasses – March 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bunnies – April 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo - May 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Beach - June 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $25/adult; $15/child

COOKING Healthy Cooking for a Better Life NEW Paint-A-Long Nights

New England Hurricanes: Past, Present & Future

Learn how hurricanes can affect our future and how to better prepare and stay informed about them! You will be introduced to the basic science, historical paths and regional effects that tropical systems have had and can have on New England. Class participants will view recorded images and graphs from past hurricane landfalls. 4 Classes with Ron Mondays, May 7-June 4, 6-9 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99

Paint-A-Long Nights

Enjoy a creative night out with your friends and family! This instructor-guided class will have you enjoying the creative process in a fun and friendly environment. Everyone will leave with a finished piece of art

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In our busy lives, we tend to turn to unhealthy foods out of convenience. In this 6-week class you’ll learn how to prepare healthy meals in 30 minutes or less. Knowing what to prepare and how to prepare it will help you make better choices for a healthier lifestyle. Learn how to save money and time by cooking extra food and freezing it for a later date. You will change the way you eat for life after participating in this class. Participants will receive a recipe card and a take home container. 6 classes with Melissa Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 10-31 (no class on 5/29), 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99; $12 material fee payable to instructor

Joanne Gerber An Evening of Spirit Communication “This was our first time with this kind of event. Joanne Gerber was genuine, funny, and it was just great to see her in action. ...Would love to see her again!.” - Helen

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EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING Adult & Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED – Red Cross

Using the latest science, this course will teach you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts and scrapes; sudden illnesses; head, neck and back injuries; and heat and cold emergencies. You will also learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. Learn how to help victims of any age - adults (12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). When you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED. The certificate is valid for two years. NOTE: Fee includes certificate noting successful completion of course. 1 class with Tom Tuesday, February 20, 5-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson OR Tuesday, March 20, 6-9:30 p.m., RHAM High School, Hebron OR Tuesday, June 19, 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $75

Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 140 Classroom Hours with a Clinical Externship (classroom learning and online learning available)

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

and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 23– June 14 (no class 4/17 & 4/19), 5–8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $2,599 (Textbooks included) – classroom learning $2,499 (Textbooks included) – online learning

Dialysis Technician Program

Customer Service Training – Communicating Effectively with Customers and Coworkers

Gain valuable career skills that will help you succeed in your current job or help you get a new one! Learn communication strategies that build loyal customers, gain problem-solving techniques and identify best practices to follow when handling difficult situations. After completing this course, you will be ready to take the National Retail Foundation’s Customer Service and Sales Certificate Test. NOTE: The test is an extra fee, available upon request and completion of class. 6 Classes Wednesdays, January 31 – March 7, 5:30-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99

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Dental Assisting Program (classroom learning and online learning available)

The 60-hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – dental assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in a dental practice. This course covers the following administrative key areas and topics: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; and policies and guidelines. Clinical topics include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. Note: In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a formal dental hygienist program. Course Contact Hours: 60 hrs. Mondays & Wednesdays, March 19 – May 21 (no class 4/16 & 4/18), 5–8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $1,199 (Textbooks included) – classroom learning $1,299 (Textbooks included) – online learning

Dialysis Technician Program (classroom learning and online learning available)

This 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, dialysis technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures to monitor and record vital signs, and administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Additionally, they may also be involved in training patients for at-home dialysis treatment. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Additionally there is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this program. Course Contact Hours: 50 hrs. Mondays & Wednesdays, February 26-April 23 (no class on 4/16 & 4/18), 5–8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $999 (Textbooks included) - classroom learning $1,299 (Textbooks included) – online learning

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EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING • FINANCIAL • FITNESS EKG Technician Certification Program (classroom learning and online learning available)

This comprehensive, 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician Exam and other national certification exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. Course Contact Hours: 50 hrs. Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 13 – May 8, (no class 4/17 & 4/19), 5-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $999 (Textbooks included) - classroom learning $1,299 (Textbooks included) – online learning

Para Pro Exam Preparation 101 NEW

Looking to advance in a career as a paraprofessional but need your certification? This 5-week course will prepare you to take the Para Pro Assessment test. Review all the subjects covered within the exam; reading, math including algebra and geometry, and writing. The exam can be taken at Woodstock Academy’s South Campus on March 9, 2018 and June 13, 2018. Space is limited. Register today to begin your career path as a paraprofessional! NOTE: Exam fee is not included in this course. To reserve your seat for the exam you’ll need to register at https://form.jotform.us/72674179304158 5 classes with Jeffrey Thursdays, February 8-March 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson OR Tuesdays, May 15-June 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99

Physical Therapy Aide Program

This comprehensive, 70-hour Physical Therapy Aide Program prepares students for the growing field of Physical Therapy. Working under the direction of a physical therapist, a physical therapy aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients. Furthermore, these workers assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve

mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical therapy aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation centers and some orthopedic clinics. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Course Contact Hours: 70 hrs. Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 6– May 17 (no class 4/17 & 4/19), 5–8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $1,299 (Textbooks included)

Home Schooler Gymnastics

FINANCIAL Guardian Angel Trusts: How to Leave Your Legacy

This course is designed to open your eyes to an exciting and relatively unknown estate planning tool, Revocable Living Trusts. This course will compare and contrast wills versus trusts, offering humorous examples to highlight the overwhelming benefits the latter can provide. You will also learn common misconceptions of estate planning, as well as the importance of other documents designed to further support your family members. The course will conclude with a Q & A session to address unanswered concerns. 1 Class with Attorney Bryan Wednesday, February 7, 6-7:30 p.m. RHAM High School, Hebron $19

Social Security Planning

• Join this informative seminar to begin planning for Social Security. • Learn how to apply, how to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits, how to coordinate your Social Security with other sources of retirement income, and so much more. 1 Class with Charles Tuesday, April 24, 6-8 p.m., RHAM High School, Hebron OR Wednesday, May 23, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $29

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The 3 C’s of Auto & Homeowner’s Insurance NEW

Insurance policies can be complex and hard to understand. Join instructor Josh for a look at what goes into the three C’s of insurance- cost, coverage and claims. This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of what goes into determining the price you pay for insurance- and reveals discounts typically available that you may not know about. You’ll also learn about the coverages your policies provide- and what to do in the event of a claim. Some handouts will be provided. 2 Classes with Josh Wednesdays, February 21 & 28, 6-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic OR Mondays, March 12 & 19, 6-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson OR Tuesdays, May 8 & 15, 6-7:30 p.m., RHAM High School, Hebron $35

FITNESS Home Schooler Gymnastics & Ninja Warrior NEW

Frog Bridge Gymnastics & Ninja Warrior Training Center has an amazing gymnastics and ninja warrior set-up. This 1-hour physical education class will be action packed and filled with a variety of fun and engaging activities for children. Frog Bridge has indoor in-ground trampolines, foam pits, gymnastics equipment and a ninja training facility with great strength building obstacles. It’s fun for all ages and levels. Come join the fun! 10 classes Mondays, January 22-March 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Frog Bridge Gymnastics, South Windham $140

Ninja Warrior Fitness Class NEW

Join this unique opportunity to improve your overall strength and agility using the ninja warrior obstacles at Frog Bridge Gymnastics. Frog Bridge Ninja Warrior Training Center in South Windham has rings, ropes, the ultimate cliff hanger, a salmon ladder, a warped wall and many other obstacles. This program is good for novices looking for a fun way to exercise, up to the advanced level athlete looking to become America’s next Ninja Warrior champion! 10 classes Mondays, January 22-March 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Frog Bridge Gymnastics, South Windham $140

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FITNESS • MIND & BODY • MUSIC & DANCE Parent & Tot Gymnastics NEW

In this 45-minute class, your little one will enjoy gymnastics activities as they climb, balance, jump and roll in a safe, fun and stimulating environment. The instructors will guide you and your tot through activities and circuits throughout the gym. Gymnastics is a great foundation for every child’s physical development and will help them develop strength, flexibility, coordination, self-confidence, and many more skills that will help enhance their future. 10 classes Thursdays, January 25-March 29, 1:45-2:30 p.m., Frog Bridge Gymnastics, South Windham $140

MIND & BODY Amp Up Your Intuition & the Other Side with Psychic Medium Angelina Diana NEW

Are you interested in learning about your intuition and connecting to those who have crossed over to the other side? If so, this class is perfect for exploring these two major energy connections. We will cover meditation, spirit guides, psychic senses, how to overcome loss and disappointments, psychic tools and your soul group. Angelina will do some readings, however, due to the number of participants, not everyone will receive a reading. Note: The length of time in class may vary depending on the energy level of participants and number of students in attendance. Class can range between 2-4 hours. 1 Class with Psychic Medium Angelina Diana Wednesday, April 11, 5-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $175

Developing Your Intuition – Level I NEW

Sharpen your five senses, connect with your sixth sense, and journey into your own intuition in this five-part series. You’ll learn psychic terminology, divination tools such as runes and pendulums, and how to understand the body as an energetic being. You’ll also develop an awareness of the chakras. Learn how to listen to your own inner voice and how to connect to the spirit world. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion noting your acquisition of psychic awareness and knowledge that has further enhanced your intuitive abilities. 5 classes with Lisa & Heather

Wednesdays, January 24 – February 21 (make-up 2/28/18), 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99; Material Fee: $10, payable to instructor

lifestyle you desire and deserve. You already have what it takes to manifest your dreams, now it’s time to live them! 3 Classes with Melissa Thursdays, March 22-April 5, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $59

Intuitive Tarot NEW

Adult Beginner Ballet

Qigong NEW

Join us for Qigong (pronounced chee-gong), an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves moving meditation, controlled breathing and gentle exercises. This class will help increase your energy levels, support your well-being and improve your overall health. Qigong is enjoyable for all ages and for any fitness level. 6 Classes with Melissa Tuesdays, February 27-April 3, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $99

Reiki – Level I

• Have you ever wanted to learn the gentle “laying-on-of-hands” technique, also known as the Reiki system? • Learn to restore balance in your life, based on holistic methods. • Study the history and effects of Reiki, while promoting well being on a physical, emotional and spiritual level and recognize your body’s ability to heal itself. • Students will receive a training manual, instructions for self-treatment, and the Level I attunement. 4 classes with Lisa and Rev. Heather Thursdays, February 8 – March 1 (make-up date 3/8/18), 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99; Material Fee: $5, payable to the instructor.

The Law of Attraction

In this 6-hour class you will learn what steps to take to finally live the life you want to live. Uncover the patterns and subconscious thoughts that are holding you back. You’ll practice strategies to help you attract the

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This class is for those that want to understand how to connect to their own intuition and use the symbols of the major and minor Arcana’s of the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck. Angelina will give an overview of the uses of Tarot for personal and professional readings. Topics covered include how to organize your cards, ethics in reading, how to interpret the cards using your intuitions, basic meanings of the cards and the Celtic cross. Note: The length of time in class may vary depending on the energy level of participants and number of students in attendance. Class can range between 2-4 hours. 1 Class with Psychic Medium Angelina Diana Wednesday, May 16, 5-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $175

MUSIC & DANCE Adult Beginner Ballet

Do you love watching ballet dancers and have you always wanted to dance? Did you dance ballet when you were a kid and long to rekindle that love for movement? Or are you a dancer who just wants to get back into shape? This is the class for you! A ballet class for adults with all levels of experience (No experience necessary!) The class will offer a safe and supportive environment where you won’t find yourself comparing your technique to others. Come and fall in love with movement and music, while finding your strength! 5 Classes with Ara Tuesdays, January 9 - February 6, 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 6 – April 3, 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesdays, May 1 – May 29, 5:30-7 p.m., EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater, Willimantic $99 Bronx Zoo Trip “The 3 things I liked the most about my last trip with EASTCONN: 1. The destination - Bronx Zoo. I love animals. 2. The transportation - Very comfortable & plush seating. 3. The variety of programs & events offered. I enjoyed the trip very much.” - Helen

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MUSIC & DANCE Advanced Belly Dance

• More technique, more fluid moves and more rhythm work in our dance routines. • Create your own look and style with costuming, make-up and jewelry! • Prerequisite: Must have four (4) sessions of Beginner Belly Dance I with this instructor. 6 Classes with Ann Tuesdays, January 23 – February 27 (make-up 3/6), 5:30-6:30 p.m., OR Tuesdays, March 20 – May 1 (no class 4/17) (make-up 5/8), 5:30-6:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $75

Advanced Salsa NEW

This class is for those Salseros who have mastered beginner-level Latin footwork and know a variety of salsa routines using the “cross-body lead.” This course will take you to the intermediate-advanced level. You’ll work on a full set of street Salsa routines, utilizing spinning skills and musicality by combining two styles of salsa: the “circular” and the “linear.” You’ll also learn how to become a smooth leader and attentive follower. 6 classes with Oswaldo Mondays, January 15-February 19 (make up days are Thursdays of the same week), 7-8 p.m. OR Mondays, March 5-April 9 (make up days are Thursdays of the same week), 7-8 p.m. Grasshopper Arts & Dance Studio, Willimantic $75

Beginner Hula Dancing

Hula dancing is a great way to tone your body and burn calories. This Hawaiian dance combines hip movements, footwork and hand motions while telling a story in a graceful style. So, kick off your shoes, put on some comfortable clothes and feel the island breeze! NOTE: No sneakers or street shoes 6 Classes with Ann Mondays, January 22 – March 5 (no class 2/19) (make-up 3/12), 6:40-7:40 p.m., OR Mondays, March 19 – April 30 (no class 4/16) (make-up 5/7), 6:40-7:40 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $59

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano! In just a few hours, learn the secrets of the trade that will bring you years of musical enjoyment. In this one session, learn the chords used by piano professionals to play any song. Enjoy learning how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to simplify over 12,000 complex chords and much more! If you can find middle C and know the meaning of “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. NOTE: Class fee includes an online book and online video instruction. 1 Class Wednesday, January 31, 6-9 p.m., RHAM High School, Hebron $59

Everyone Can Salsa & Merengue!

Chords are Key Piano

Beginner Belly Dance I

• Learn isolation techniques for dancing this mystical dance. • Tone all the areas of the body from head-to-toe. • Awaken your senses, mind, and abs and have fun while doing it. • Engage in a warm-up, classic belly-dance moves, and a cool-down. • Socks or slipper-type dance shoes are recommended. 6 Classes with Ann Mondays, January 22 – March 5 (no class 2/19) (makeup 3/12), 5:30-6:30 p.m., OR Mondays, March 26 – May 7 (no class 4/16) (make-up 5/14), 5:30-6:30 p.m., OR Tuesdays, January 23 – February 27 (make-up 3/6), 6:40-7:40 p.m., OR Tuesdays, March 20 – May 1 (no class 4/17) (make-up 5/8), 6:40-7:40 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $69

Chords are Key for Piano NEW

Chords are Key for Guitar NEW

Want to learn to play the guitar but find it difficult to find time to do so? In just a few hours, you’ll learn to play the guitar with enough skill to give you years of musical enjoyment, without taking expensive private lessons! This crash course will teach you the basic chords that will have you playing along with your favorite songs. Learn how chords work in song, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to form the three main types of chords, how to purchase a good guitar and what to avoid. Bring your acoustic guitar, ages 13+ welcome. NOTE: Class fee includes an online book and online instructional videos. 1 Class Wednesday, February 7, 6-9 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $59

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Dancing is a fun way to exercise and socialize! In only two nights you will learn the most popular Latin ballroom dances, salsa and merengue. Just three steps over four beats (salsa) or four steps (merengue), will get you moving to some of the greatest Latin music from around the world. You’ll develop a full, easy routine that will grab everyone’s attention at your next party! No previous dance experience necessary; all ages welcome; singles or couples; no partner required. Dance notes and song lists will be provided. 2 Classes with Jim Wednesdays, February 21 & 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $49

Everyone Can Swing & Waltz!

Dancing is a fun way to exercise and socialize! Learn the basic steps of Swing and Waltz during this 4-hour course. Even if you’ve never danced before, you will be sure to enjoy yourself! Dance instructor Jim will lead the fun as you learn Swing, one of the most versatile and easy-to-learn dances, and Waltz, one of the most flowing and beautiful dances. You’ll be provided with instruction sheets to help you remember what you learn. The class may take a “field trip” to get some realworld experience. Students aged 18+ are welcome, no partner or previous experience needed. 2 Classes with Jim Mondays, January 29 & February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $49

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MUSIC & DANCE • PETS • PHOTOGRAPHY Latin Bachata & Salsa Dance for Beginners NEW

• Bring peace and comfort to your animal 5 Classes with Heather Mondays, March 5 – April 2 (make-up date 4/9), 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $99; Material Fee: $5, payable to instructor

Do you enjoy watching the TV show, “Dancing with the Stars” and wish that you were on it as a performer? Or maybe you desire to become a social dancer and want to surprise your friends, family and outsiders with your new Latin dance steps! Join us and learn how to master the sensual and spicy footwork of the Latin rhythms, bachata and salsa! Bachata and salsa dance have become very popular in the United States. Join this class and discover why. Partners are not needed to attend. 6 classes with Oswaldo Mondays, January 15-February 19 (make up days are Thursdays of the same week), 6-7 p.m. OR Mondays, March 5-April 9 (make up days are Thursdays of the same week), 6-7 p.m. Grasshopper Arts & Dance Studio, Willimantic $75

Party & Prom Dancing NEW

Dancing is a fun way to socialize and exercise. Learn three party and prom dances - Swing, Hustle and Waltz – over the course of just three classes! Each dance is easy to learn since they only involve 3-4 steps. You’ll develop cool moves for each dance style and the confidence to stand out at your next party or prom! All ages welcome. Come alone or with a partner. No experience necessary. Dance notes and song lists will be provided to participants. 3 Classes with Jim Wednesdays, April 11-May 2 (no class 4/18), 6:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC $69

Spice Your Life with Bachata Dance Lessons NEW

Do you believe you have two left feet? Let this dance class change your mind! Bachata dance has become a hit over the past ten years in the United States. Come to this class and discover why. You will be introduced to the basic bachata style, fun footwork, and the Dominican style! You do not need a partner to participate. Join in the fun today! 6 classes with Oswaldo Mondays, January 15-February 19 (make up days are Thursdays of the same week), 8:10-9:10 p.m. OR Mondays, March 5-April 9 (make up days are Thursdays of the same week), 8:10-9:10 p.m. Grasshopper Arts & Dance Studio, Willimantic $7

Essential Oils for Pups and Purrs

Come educate yourself on natural solutions for pet care. Join us in discovering how CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) essential oils can benefit your pets by removing many toxic products they come into contact with daily. Learn ways that essential oils can be used throughout your home for safe, organic and natural solutions. 1 Class with Melissa Thursday, February 8, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $29

Party & Prom Dancing

Swing Dancing for All! NEW

Learn the basic steps of Swing dancing in just two nights! Join instructor Jim and engage in this versatile and easy-to-learn dance. You’ll receive instruction sheets to help you remember the class content so that you can practice at home, at the office or wherever there is room to step! Come with a partner or alone, either way you’ll be sure to have fun! Open to ages 13+; no experience necessary. 2 classes with Jim Wednesdays, March 14 & 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $49

PETS Animal Reiki

In this 10-hour workshop you will learn about the history of Reiki, receive your attunement and learn some basic principles for working with animals. Reiki is a healing energy that can be used alone or as a complement to other healing practices to balance energy patterns and strengthen an animal’s natural healing systems. Reiki can help animals in the following ways: • Maintain health and well-being through regular sessions • Aid in pain management for animals who are ill, injured or post-surgery • Promote relaxation and calm for animals with emotional issues, anxiety, separation anxiety or stress • Increase the bond between human and animal

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

The purpose of this class is an exploration of light, color and vision through your camera lens. Using the method and approach of a professional travel photographer, students will learn to consider light and color, and develop their vision for a photograph before clicking the shutter. Familiarity with your camera is required as the class will not include instruction on how to use your camera other than basic camera controls. Between class sessions, students will be asked to complete a practice exercise at home. Come learn the most important part of field photography – “chasing the light.” 2 Classes with Photographer Paul Saturdays, April 7 & 14, 10am-12 p.m., EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater, Willimantic $69

Digital Photography for the Beginner

Do you own a digital camera but are not getting the quality images that you want? Then this class is for you! Basic photography will be covered in this class, including setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, working with depth-of-field, selecting lenses, backing-up, simple editing, and more. Learn camera-holding techniques, advantages of using a tripod or monopod, specific controls on your camera that mystify you, and much more! A complete handout with diagrams and instructions will be given to all participants.

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PHOTOGRAPHY • WELLNESS Materials needed: Camera, photos taken (on a flash drive, saved as JPG’s) 3 Classes with photographer Peter Thursdays, January 25-February 8, 6-9 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $69

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

This exciting course will help you understand 35mm photography by learning just two camera modes! That’s right – two camera modes will take care of 90% of your photographic subjects. Learn the basic recipe known as “the photographer’s triangle” while getting to know your 35mm DSLR camera; your tool to creating and capturing your art. The goal of this course is to stop using “auto everything” settings and learn how to gain creative control of your camera. This course is designed to boost your confidence, help you improve your photography and become a skilled artist by learning the art and science of 35mm photography. 1 Class with Photographer Ron Monday, March 5, 6-9 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $49

prevent disease You’ll walk away from this workshop a smarter shopper, with a step-by-step action plan for healthy eating! 1 class with Sherry Tuesday, March 6, 6-7 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19

Conquer Your Cravings NEW

Food cravings often stem from physical, emotional and habitual issues. They are one of the biggest reasons our New Year’s resolutions fail! For example, thirst often masquerades as hunger. Make sure to drink more water and join us in this 2-hour seminar to learn more! 1 class with Sherry Thursday, January 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $25

WELLNESS 10 Keys to Healthy Eating NEW

Confused about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid in order to live a healthier life? In this 1-hour workshop you’ll discover: • What to look for on food labels • How to separate fact from fiction surrounding food hype • Why the foods you’re eating could actually be making you hungry • How changing one common ingredient can help you lose weight, boost your energy and

Meditation 101 NEW

Need to learn how to decompress? Meditation can help! Join this 1.5-hour workshop and learn what meditation is, along with its psychological and physical benefits. You’ll engage in experiential inclusive and exclusive techniques. The class will end with a relaxing guided-meditation. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat. 1 class with Sherry Thursday, February 22, 6-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19

Stress Less & Thrive: Part 1 NEW

Photography: Shooting on Manual…Simple and Quick!

Get your camera out of auto and onto manual in this 3-hour course. This seminar is designed to get you up and shooting quickly and effectively, without having to resort to auto. Learn techniques for handling your camera, shutter peed, ISO, specific camera controls, basic composition and aesthetics, and much more! A handout with diagrams and instructions will be given to all participants. Materials needed: Camera 1 Class with photographer Peter Tuesday, February 6, 6-9 p.m. OR Thursday, May 24, 6-9 p.m. EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $49

5-week class will teach you techniques so that you no longer tire so quickly! Invite someone to join this class with you and you will both benefit by adding massage therapy to your health and wellness regiment. Partners will learn to do a relaxing, stress-reducing massage. Come with a partner or on your own! 5 Classes with Melissa Thursdays, February 15-March 15, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-CLC, Willimantic $125

Meditation 101

Foods for Focus NEW

Food can affect the systems of your body in a positive or negative way. It supplies key nutrients that help you function more efficiently. In this 1.5-hour workshop, we will review a bio-medical approach that addresses how our body’s systems are all connected. Specifically, we will discuss how the health of our gut influences our brain function. This workshop is helpful to everyone, and in particular those who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, OCD, autism and learning disabilities. 1 class with Sherry Thursday, March 29, 6-7:30 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $19

How to Give a Relaxing Massage to Family & Friends NEW

Have you ever given a massage to another person and after several minutes you’re exhausted? This

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Do you deal with anxiety, feelings of being overwhelmed, have low energy, depression, pain, or other chronic health issues? Are you experiencing lack of focus, sleepless nights, procrastination, feelings of inadequacy or self-doubt? These are signs that you are stressed out and your body and health are paying the price. Learn to stress less and thrive in this interactive, 4-week mini-course! Discover where your stress is really coming from, how it is impacting your health, and learn to recognize and resolve your symptoms of stress. You will receive meditation audio files and access to online modules to use on your own at home. 4 classes with Brad & Pam Tuesdays, March 6 – 27 (make-up 4/3), 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $139

You Are What You Eat

Join us for this 2-hour class and discover how the foods you eat are affecting your health, well-being, energy levels and overall quality of life. Specific foods and their impact on your body will be discussed. Learn which foods to avoid and which foods are better choices for you and your body. 1 class with Melissa Tuesday, April 10, 6-8 p.m., EASTCONN-NLC, Danielson $25

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EASTCONN ADULT EDUCATION

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Success is within reach with these FREE PROGRAMS!

Citizenship Classes

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

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

Free 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. Teachers individualize instruction to meet the needs of the students. Classes focus on skills for work and education settings.

Family Literacy/English Learner Customer Service

3 OPTIONS TO EARN A DIPLOMA

CDP (Credit Diploma Program)

This free program offers students options for earning credits toward 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.

GED (General Educational Development): The CT State Diploma

This free 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 are available in English or Spanish. The GED is a computerized exam, we offer instruction on computers to prepare you for this testing format. FREE GED practice testing and FREE GED testing.

NEDP (National External Diploma Program)

This free program provides an alternative for adults who have gained acedmic skills through life experiences and demonstrated competency in a certain area. The NEDP is an online 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 partners with Head Start to provide a free family literacy program. Windham parents and families with English-asa-Second-Language (ESL) needs will benefit from this program.

Reading & Math Adult Basic Education

Free Adult Basic Education classes are offered for students to work on basic reading, writing and math skills. Instructional levels range from beginning to pre-GED readiness.

J.E.T. (Jobs, Employment & Training)

This free program is for eligible 17-24 year-olds with or without a high school diploma. Opportunities include high school completion; free training for Microsoft Office Specialist and National Retail Foundation’s Customer Service certifications; work readiness skills and career exploration, including paid internships. Start your career path today! Offered in Danielson, Willimantic, Norwich and New London.

Transitions to Post-Secondary Program

This free 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.

Contact us today: www.eastconn.org/adultprograms

Or Call: Community Learning Center - Willimantic • 860-423-2591 Northeast Learning Center - Danielson • 860-779-3770

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 • Woodstock 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 a guidance counselor at 860-779-3770.

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS 9/11 Museum, 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory Visit the 9/11 Memorial, occupying eight of the 16-acres at the World Trade Center. While there, stop and see the 9/11 Memorial Museum, featuring a historical exhibition that tells the story of the events at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93. Experience three levels of innovation and inspiration at the One World Observatory. Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and beyond on the 100th floor of the Observatory. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation. April 21, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $139

A Day in Boston

Everyone loves Boston! The city has something for everyone to enjoy. Spend a day on your own, sightseeing, shopping and eating. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, maps and restaurant listings and a tour director. March 14, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $75

22nd Annual Newport Flower Show

Experience American Beauty and timeless style at the Newport Flower Show. Discover Newport, RI, with the 10-mile Ocean Drive tour. Enjoy leisure time for lunch at Bowen’s Wharf and waterfront shopping. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, admission to the Newport Flower Show and tour director. June 24, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $99

70th Annual Albany Tulip Festival

Attend Albany’s biggest celebration when over 100,000 tulip bulbs are in bloom in Washington Park. Enjoy children’s activities, craft vendors, delicious food, nationally acclaimed musical performances, crowning of the Albany Tulip Festival Queen and more! Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and tour director. May 12, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $79

189th Philadelphia Flower Show

Experience the world’s biggest and oldest indoor flower show. Step into a water-themed experience at this year’s show! Enjoy leisure time for lunch and shopping at the Reading Terminal Market. This trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, tour guide and admission to the show. March 3, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $125

A Day in NYC

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta NEW

Albuquerque, NM, the Jewel of the American Southwest, welcomes you to this spectacular event! Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Chaser Club with direct access onto the Balloon Fiesta Field for the Twilight Twinkle Glow and Afterglow Fireworks show. Watch Dawn Patrol, a mass ascension of lighted, rainbow-colored balloons that takeoff in the dark. Visit the Turquoise Museum, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Sky City Cultural Center, Ghost Town of Madrid, New Mexico’s famous Sandia Peak, Santa Fe and so much more. Sit back and relax on a driving tour of Albuquerque. Trip includes: • Round-trip flights from Hartford, CT to Albuquerque, NM • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners • Professional tour director upon arrival in Albuquerque, NM October 11-15, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,139 (price based on current airfares & subject to change)

All You Can Eat Lobster with a Show NEW

Visit the Big Apple and all its attractions! Encounter the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building or watch a Broadway show. With a style that’s unquestionably its own, New York City is where the world heads to shop. Stop by a trendy boutique, used bookstore, gallery and so much more! Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation. April 21, 2018 or April 28, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $75

Come down to The Delany House in Holyoke, MA for all you can eat lobster along with a show! Watch Jimmy Mazz perform Legends & Laughter; a musical journey of impressions of Tom Jones, The Temptations, Tony Orlando, Bobby Darin and many more! With his ultra-smooth vocals and high energy, you’ll be in for a treat! Upon your 11:30 a.m. arrival, enjoy a cheese and vegetable platter, shrimp cocktail, salad and bread basket. Then dive into the buffet menu with a variety of salads, fresh fruit, pork Marengo, grilled focaccia haddock, chicken marsala, baked ziti, vegetable, delicious desserts and LOBSTER! July 11, 2018 – Friendship Tours $79

Alaska Land & Cruise

Baltimore on Your Own NEW

A Day in NYC

Join us on a 5-night land tour and a 7-night cruise in Alaska! Spend 2 nights in Fairbanks, also known as the “Golden Heart City,” 1 night in Denali, 1 night in Talkeetna and 1 night in Anchorage. Then climb aboard the Coral Princess cruise ship for 7 nights in Glacier Bay. Trip includes flights, motorcoach transportation to the airport and tour director. Space is limited. Book today! NOTE: There is an additional $270 per person port and government tax. Airfare is an estimated cost until group air is contracted. June 8-20, 2018 – Friendship Tours $4,199/inside cabin; $4,849/outside cabin; $5,099/ balcony cabin; $5,149/balcony cabin; $5,399/mini suite

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Enjoy a weekend in Baltimore on your own and explore all that Baltimore has to offer! Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, one night stay at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel and one buffet breakfast at the hotel and a tour director. City maps and a restaurant listing will be provided. August 11-12, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $379/single; $559/double; $1,079/triple; $1,435/ quad; $179/child w/2 adults

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox NEW

Watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yard! While in Baltimore, enjoy leisure time at the Inner Harbor or the aquarium, both within walking distance of the hotel. This trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, a one night stay at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, one buffet breakfast at the hotel, ticket to the game, tax & service charges and a tour director. August 11-12, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $479/single; $759/double; $1,079/triple; $1,435/ quad; $249/child w/2 adults

reef snorkeling, stroll through scenic St. George, take Spicelands trail-ride to famous homes and hideaways, watch the dolphins and so much more! Trip includes round-trip deluxe motorcoach transfers, port charges and taxes, all meals and daily entertainment on board the ship, and driver gratuities. NOTE: A passport is REQUIRED for all passengers. April 20-27, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $1,299/inside; $1,459/ocean view; $1,799/balcony (prices are per person)

Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, ME

Welcome summer with a guided tour of Acadia National Park. See mountains that reach over 1,000 feet high, stone bridges, lakes, ponds, trails and carriage roads. Enjoy leisure time at Camden Village, Bar Harbor and Freeport Village. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, baggage, tax & service, 2 nights at the Atlantic Eyrie Lodge, 2 deluxe continental breakfasts, 2 dinners including 1 lobster dinner, admission to the Maine Lighthouse Museum and tour director. May 26-28, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $799/single; $1,199/double; $1,769/triple; $2,359/ quad; $399/child (5-17) sharing w/2 adults

Bermuda Cruise

Board the Celebrity Cruises Summit for 7 nights. Spend 3 days docked in King’s Wharf as you shop, visit the beach and Maritime Museum, stop by the craft market, see the pink sand beach at Horseshoe Bay and much more. The options are endless! Trip includes round-trip transportation to the pier, all meals on board, entertainment and cocktail party. May 20-27, 2018 – Friendship Tours $1,069/inside cabin, $1,299/outside cabin; $1,549/ balcony cabin OR July 15-22, 2018 – Friendship Tours $1,369/inside cabin; $1,599/outside cabin; $1,899/ balcony cabin OR August 19-26, 2018 – Friendship Tours $1,099/inside cabin; $1,349/outside cabin; $1,599/ balcony cabin NOTE: There is an additional $195 per person port and government tax.

Bermuda Cruise (2) NEW

Climb aboard the Norwegian Dawn and explore Bermuda on this 8-day cruise! Enjoy Bermuda at your own pace through optional excursions. Try coral

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Join us for a Friday night Red Sox game! Sit back, relax and leave the driving to us. You can grab a bite to eat before the game or shop the local shops. The bus will depart EASTCONN CLC in Willimantic at 3:30 p.m., EASTCONN in Hampton at 3:45 p.m. and EASTCONN NLC in Danielson at 4 p.m. The game begins at 7:10 p.m. The bus will depart immediately following the game. Price includes round-trip motor coach transportation and ticket to the game. Seats are right field box, rows A-G. NOTE: Tip for the bus driver not included Friday, July 13, 2018 $105

British Isles Cruise NEW Bermuda Cruise

Bobby Rydell NEW

Bobby Rydell is coming to the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT! Bobby’s career spans six decades and encompasses every area of the entertainment world. A polished performer at a young age, he was the youngest to ever headline the Copacabana. He’s stared in the hit film Bye Bye Birdie, performed on countless TV shows, is a superb singer, an outstanding drummer, an agile dancer and a fine actor. Arrive by 11:30 a.m. and enjoy a family style lunch which consists of garden salad, pasta, chicken parmesan, baked salmon with dill sauce, vegetable, potato, rolls and dessert. August 16, 2018 – Friendship Tours $89

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers

Sit back, relax and leave the driving to us! Spend and exciting Sunday watching the Boston Celtics play the Indiana Pacers. Loge seating! We will depart from EASTCONN’s Community Learning Center located in Willimantic at 1:30 p.m., EASTCONN Administrative Offices located in Hampton at 1:45 p.m. and EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center located in Danielson at 2 p.m. Before the game, the bus will bring you to the Prudential Center for dinner or to shop. Pick up from the Prudential Center will be around 6:15 p.m. and you will arrive at TD Garden with plenty of time before the game (start time: 7:30 p.m.). Don’t miss these rivals on the court! This game will SELL OUT quickly! Price includes round-trip motor coach transportation (tip for the driver is not included) and a ticket to the game. Sunday, March 11, 2018 $119

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Spend 15 days exploring England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Channel Islands! Stay 1 night in Amsterdam and 12 nights aboard the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas. While on board, all meals are included. Enjoy the casino, ship activities, fitness center, spa and cocktail party. Trip includes roundtrip transportation to the airport, round-trip flights to Amsterdam and transfers. June 19 – July 3, 2018 – Friendship Tours $3,249/inside cabin, $3,449/outside cabin; $3,929/ balcony cabin; $3,949/balcony cabin NOTE: There is an additional $104 per person port and government tax. Airfare is an estimated cost until group air is contracted.

Bronx Treasures

Experience the Bronx in a whole new light! View the New York Botanical Gardens with 50 gardens and more than 50-acres of native forest aboard the guided tram tour. Get a taste of Italy while on Arthur Avenue. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation. June 2, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $115

Bronx Zoo

Visit the largest metropolitan zoo in the world with more than 6,000 animals, representing about 650 species, from around the world. Experience the best exhibits and attractions, such as Congo Gorilla Forest, Butterfly Zone, Children’s Zoo and Bengali Express Monorail. Enjoy dining at the zoo in the main restaurant, Dancing Crane Café, while you look out across the natural marsh. Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation and admission to the Bronx Zoo, including the TEX package. May 5, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $89/adult; $79/child (3-12 years old)

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Canadian Rockies by Train NEW

Spend 8 days and 7 nights exploring the Rockies by train! This breathtaking trip will have you enjoying a memorable breakfast at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, taking a scenic ferry to Vancouver Island to visit the lovely Butchart Gardens, riding the Rocky Mountaineer® Train, Kamloops, for a scenic journey of a lifetime, and visitng the town of Banff and its powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos. Your trip will wrap up with a wonderful day of sightseeing along the unforgettable Ice Fields Parkway. Trip includes round-trip airfare from Hartford, CT to Vancouver, BC. August 1-8, 2018 – Friendship Tours $5,959 (price based on current airfares & subject to change)

Cape May, NJ

Visit one of America’s top 10 beaches, Sunset Beach, and the nation’s oldest seashore resort, Marquis de Lafayette. Enjoy leisure time at the Washington Mall. Appreciate the award-winning vineyards on a tour and tasting at Natali Vineyards. Ride along the trolley and visit the Physick Estate with a guided, narrated tour. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, baggage handling, tax and service, 2-night stay at the Marquis de Lafayette, 2 buffet breakfasts, tea luncheon at the Carriage House, 1 dinner at Aleathea’s Restaurant, 1 dinner & show at Elaine’s Dinner Theatre, morning boat cruise around Cap May Point and tour director. June 27-29, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $799/single; $1,399/double; $2,039/triple; $2,719/ quad

Caribbean Cruise from NY - 2

Board the Norwegian Gem for 12 days/11 nights and visit San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and Tortola! Enjoy the mesmerizing beaches, breathtaking landscapes and relaxation. Trip includes round-trip transportation to the NY pier, all meals onboard, daily activities, fitness center & spa, casino and an exclusive ship shop cocktail party. NOTE: A valid passport for all passengers is required. January 23-February 3, 2018 – Friendship Tours $1,149 inside cabin; $1,179 inside cabin; $1,459 outside cabin; $1,479 outside cabin; $1,699 balcony cabin; $1,729 balcony cabin (prices are per person and do not include tax. Tax is $200 per person.).

Caribbean & Bermuda Repositioning Cruise NEW

enjoy daily activites, nightly entertainment, the casino, full service spa and cocktail party. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach to the airport and the New Jersey pier and all meals on board. NOTE: There is an additional $117 per person port, air and government tax. Airfare is an estimated cost until group air is contracted. April 21-29, 2018 – Friendship Tours $1,299/inside cabin; $1,319/inside cabin; $1,429/ outside cabin; $1,459/outside cabin; $1,529/balcony cabin; $1,629/balcony cabin

Che Malambo NEW

Che Malambo features a powerhouse, all-male Argentinian dance company, that excites audiences with a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song which originated in the 17th century South American pampas. The performance evolved from competitive duels amongst the Argentine gaucho (South American cowboy) that tested agility, strength and dexterity. It soon evolved to include what is now its hallmark, zapeteo, the fastpaced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. Che Malambo also features the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords and weighted with stones. Che Malambo is thrilling audiences around the world with this new production created by director and choreographer Gilles Brinas. Get a glimpse of the performance, http://www.youtube.com/embed/K1sR0muTkvw . Show begins at 8 p.m. at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA. Seating is orchestra rows E-H. Saturday, April 21, 2018 $39 (ticket only)

Christmas Markets from New Orleans to Memphis NEW

Full steam ahead! Climb aboard the American Queen operated by the American Queen Steamboat Company and explore New Orleans and Memphis during the holiday season. Enjoy award winning cuisine & gracious service, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water & soft drinks throughout your voyage, Broadway caliber entertainment each evening as well as daily lectures by the Riverlorian. While docked, enjoy hopon, hop-off tours in each port as well as premium tour in embarkation city. Cities that will be visited are New Orleans, Oak Valley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg and Helena. Trip includes airfare and shore excursions. December 2-10, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,599

Enjoy the sun and sand in San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Bermuda for 9 days/8 nights. While aboard the Celebrity Summit by Celebrity Cruises

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Colorado’s Historic Trains NEW

This fabulous tour features five of the most scenic rail excursions in the Old West and a stop at three national parks! Ride the Rockies aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway, take the Royal Gorge Route Railroad across the famous Hanging Bridge, visit the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park, drive through the Garden of the Gods Park with its unique red sandstone formations, tour Mesa Verde National Park and the amazing cliff dwellings of the Anasazi Indians, stop at Rocky Mountain National Park, climb 7,539 feet on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and travel along the Arkansas River Valley aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad! Trip includes: • Round-trip flights from Hartford, CT to Denver, CO • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners • Professional tour director upon arrival in Denver, CO August 10-18, 2018 – Friendship Tours $3,299 (price based on current airfares & subject to change)

Cruise to the Bahamas & Florida NEW

Looking for a summer vacation with the kids? Come aboard the Adventure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean for a 7-night, 8-day cruise. The kids will enjoy the Adventure Ocean Kid’s Program, 9 pools & whirlpools, dual racing waterslides, cyclone & typhoon, flow rider surfing, rock climbing wall, ice skating and basketball court. There is plenty for the adults as well including 15 bars, clubs & lounges and a two-story golf course. All meals are included aboard. August 3-10, 2018 – Friendship Tours $1,249/inside cabin; $1,259/inside cabin; $1,329/ outside cabin; $1,349/outside cabin; $1,449/balcony cabin; $1,469/balcony cabin; $1,499/large balcony cabin NOTE: There is an additional $150 per person port and government tax.

Cruise to Cuba & the Bahamas NEW

Be among the first to explore Havana with Norwegian Sky. Experience the flavor of Cuba while watching dancers colorful clothes blur by as they move to the beat of salsa and wisps of cigar smoke swirl above the heads of locals enjoying a game of dominos. Listen to the clinking of chilled glasses and rhythmic trumpet notes as you savor mojitos and live jazz. Trip includes round-trip transportation to the airport, round-trip flights to Miami, 1 night in a Miami hotel, 3 nights aboard the Norwegian Sky, all meals onboard, open bar onboard and a

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Europe’s Special Christmas Markets NEW

professional tour director. May 27 – June 1, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,169/inside cabin; $2,199/inside cabin; $2,299/ outside cabin NOTE: There is an additional $144 per person port and government tax. A passport that is valid 6 months past the return date is required. A tourist visa must be purchased for this trip for an additional $75 per person.

Cruising Adriatic’s Eastern Shore NEW

Come explore the Adriatic’s Eastern shore on this 7-day cruise aboard the Norwegian Star! Some highlights of the trip include Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Greece; and Split, Croatia. Experience an olive farm, winery tour, Montenegro family experience, and so much more! While exploring, feel free to book your own excursion to truly get a feel of the countries. Trip includes round-trip international airfare, airport and port motorcoach transfers, port charges and taxes, meals and nightly entertainment aboard the ship, unlimited beverage package, full time tour director, and gratuities for tour director, drivers and local guides. NOTE: A passport is REQUIRED for all passengers. There will also be a fair amount of walking, please prepare for such activities. July 15-22, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $2,699/inside; $2,899/ocean view; $3,239/balcony (prices are per person)

Discover Glacier National Park NEW

Enjoy a fascinating 7-day tour to Glacier National Park, one of our country’s most scenic national parks. In addition to the park, visit area attractions like The Center of the Universe in Wallace, ID and Smokejumpers Base Aerial Fire Depot in Missoula, MT. Take a boat ride on the Middle Fork Flathead River, cruise on Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park and hitch a scenic gondola ride to the top of Silver Mountain in Kellogg, ID. A bus tour on a famous Red Jammer will open your eyes to spectacular scenery! Trip includes: • Two-night stay at the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park • Round-trip flights from Hartford, CT to Spokane, WA • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners • Professional tour director upon arrival in Spokane, WA June 20-26, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,899 (price based on current airfares & subject to change).

Glacier National Park

Eastern Caribbean Journey NEW

Enjoy a relaxing 12-days/11-nights aboard the Norwegian Breakway on an Eastern Caribbean Cruise. The first 4 days of the trip will be at sea. You’ll then stop in San Juan Puerto Rico and enjoy its picturesque Spanish heritage. On day 6, you’ll make your way to St. Thomas, known for its breathtaking harbors. Day 7 includes a visit to Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, known as the smallest landmass in the world. Why not explore St. Kitts on Day 8, then move to Tortola on day 9 and end your trip at sea for days 10 and 11. Whether you stay onboard or enjoy some excursions at each stop, you’ll be bound to have loads of fun! Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transfers to NYC, all meals onboard, nightly entertainment onboard, tour director, cocktail party, $75 onboard credit per stateroom, group photo, all port charges & taxes, and gratuities for drivers, escort and porters. October 16-27, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $1,699/double-inside stateroom (price per person); $1,929/double-ocean view stateroom (price per person); $2,199/double-balcony stateroom (price per person); $2,649/single-inside stateroom; $3,059/ single-ocean view stateroom; $3,549/single-balcony stateroom

Erie Canal Cruise

• Take a 90-minute trip through history on the calm waters of the Erie Canal and enjoy the spectacular scenery of New York’s beautiful Mohawk Valley. • Enjoy casual waterfront dining with a lunch buffet at the Waterfront Grille. • There will be leisure time for shopping at Gems Along the Mohawk. • Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation and tour director. June 16, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $149

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Explore the wonders of the holiday season on a cruise through Europe. Begin the trip in Zurich, Switzerland, then board the Imagery II for a 5-day/4night river cruise. You’ll travel through Germany where you’ll see the Black Forest. Then visit Strasbourg, France and enjoy the Christmas market located around Place de la Cathérdrale and Place Brogile. Partake on an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany followed by Frankfurt on day 6 and 7, where you will visit some of the best Christmas markets. Enjoy numerous Christmas festivities on this 8-day trip! Trip includes motorcoach transportation, international airfare, Zurich city tour, night stay in Zurich and Frankfurt, tour director, port charges & taxes, and gratuities for guides, tour director and drivers. NOTE: A passport is required. There will be a moderate amount of physical activity on this trip. November 26-December 3, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $3,659/category E-deluxe; $4,379/category Bpanorama; $4,409/category A-panorama; $4,469/ category P-panorama (prices are per person)

France’s Hidden Canals – Burgundy NEW

Explore the local sights, smells and sounds of the “real” France on this intimate journey along the Doubs and Saône Rivers. Get off the beaten path in a comfortable and new passenger canal barge. Explore Paris, Besancon, Ranchot, Dole, Saint-Jean-deLosne, Petir-Ouges, Dijon, and Charles-de-Gaulle on this 10-day adventure. Trip includes transfers to and from the airport, round-trip international airfare, 1 night stay in Paris with guided tour, 1 night stay in Dijon with guided tour, 6-night cruise, 5 guided excursions, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, 1 wine tasting onboard, unlimited complimentary beverages including beer, fine wine, spirits, soft drinks and specialty coffees, complimentary bike usage & wifi, round-trip train transfers, port charges & taxes, tour director, and gratuities for tour director. NOTE: A passport is required. There will be a moderate amount of physical activity on this trip. August 28-September 6, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $4,259/double (per person); $6,359/single

France’s Hidden Canals – Loire Valley NEW

Discover France on this 9-day, small-group cruise through the Loire canal and its charming cities, vineyards and historic sites! Explore Paris, Nevers, Marseilles-Les-Aubigny, Chapelle Montlinard, Menetreol-Sous-Sancerre, Lere and Briare. Trip includes transfers to and from the airport, round-

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS trip airfare, private transfer from Paris to the ship, private transfer from Briare to the airport, 1-night stay in Paris with breakfast, a private guided-tour of Paris, 6-night cruise on the Canal Barge Deborah, 7 guided excursions, 7 breakfast, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, 1 wine tasting onboard, unlimited complimentary beverages including beer, fine wine, spirits, soft drinks and specialty coffees, complimentary wifi, port charges & taxes, tour director, gratuities for tour director and driver. Enjoy France like never before! NOTE: A passport is required. There will be a moderate amount of physical activity on this trip. June 26-July 4, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $3,859/double (per person); $5,849/single

Harlem, NYC

Visit extraordinary landmarks such as the Schomberg Center, Mother AME Zion Church, City College, Strivers Row, Hamilton Heights, and much more! Tour the Apollo Theatre, “where stars are born and legends are made.” Experience lunch at Sylvia’s Restaurant, the temple of soul food. Celebrities such as Magic Johnson, Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson have enjoyed dining at Sylvia’s. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and tour director. June 24, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $149

Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill

Walk the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill and view 12 private garden landscapes. Enjoy leisure time for dining and shopping at Quincy Market. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, tour director and admission to the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill. NOTE: Suitable shoes are strongly recommended. May 17, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $135

Iceland Inspired NEW

Iceland is the place to be! This 8-day adventure features Iceland’s highlights from a local’s perspective. While traveling in an escorted group, you’ll discover Iceland intimately through the Thingvellir National Park, Skogafoss Waterfall, Reykjavik City Tour, the Northern Lights and more! Trip includes airport transfers in the USA and Iceland, round-trip international airfare, 6 night hotel stay, 6 breakfasts, 5 dinners, 3 lunches. Also included: Blue Lagoon entrance with towel, Frioheimar farm visit, Hellisheiöi power plant and Pórbergssetur settlement, local Iceland guide for all excursions, entrance to ice cave at Lanjökull glacier, 2 hunts for the Northern Lights, mortorcoach transportation in Iceland, tour director and gratuities for tour director, local guide and driver. Iceland will be sure to meet your bucket list expectations!

NOTE: A passport is required. There will be a moderate amount of physical activity on this trip. November 3-10, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $4,299/double (per person); $5,149/single

Intrepid & Enterprise, NYC

Visit the Intrepid, one of the most successful air craft carriers in U.S. history at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Walk underneath the Enterprise space shuttle at the Space Shuttle Pavilion. End your day with sightseeing at the “Crossroads of the World,” Times Square. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation and tour director. April 28, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $125

Ireland, Iceland & Scotland Cruise NEW

Enjoy a 10-night cruise aboard the Celebrity Cruises Eclipse and a 1-night pre-stay in Dublin, Ireland. While aboard, all meals are included. Enjoy a cocktail party, the full service spa, fitness center and professional ship shop escort. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation to the airport, round-trip flights to Dublin and all transfers. April 28 – May 10, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,979/inside cabin; $2,999/outside cabin; $3,549/ outside cabin; $3,749/veranda cabin; $3,949/veranda cabin NOTE: There is an additional $104 per person port and government tax. Airfare is an estimated cost until group air is contracted

Ireland Uncovered NEW

Explore Ireland like never before on this 8-day adventure! Taste the best of Ireland’s culinary delights, view must-see attractions and experience authentic Irish entertainment. Trip highlights include Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Muckross House, and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Come explore Ireland at its best in a familiar, escorted group setting. Trip includes airport transfers in United States and Ireland, round-trip international airfare, 6 nights in hotels, 6 full Irish breakfasts, 4 dinners at the hotels, Merry Ploughboys entertainment show, Bunratty banquet dinner, English speaking driver/guide, Dublin city tour with local guide, Tours of Distinction tour director, gratuities for Tours of Distinction tour director, and insurance (optional). NOTE: A passport is REQUIRED for all passengers. There will also be a fair amount of walking, please prepare for such activities. May 9-16, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $2,899/pp double; $3,379/single

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Jersey Boys

Come see the Tony® Award-winning, true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys, at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA; a show that the Chicago Tribune calls, “The most exciting musical Broadway has seen in years.” This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history; selling over 175 million records worldwide! From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story. Jersey Boys features hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Get a glimpse of the performance, http://www.youtube. com/embed/JfUedkBan_0 . The show begins at 8 p.m. at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA. Seating is rear orchestra V-X. Friday, March 16, 2018 $69 (ticket only)

Lancaster, PA

Visitors love Lancaster, PA. Your trip will bring you up close and personal with Amish communities where life moves at a slower pace. Join us and enjoy beautiful scenery, homemade clothing and wonderful food! Watch the spectacular production of “Jesus” at the Sight & Sound Theatre; learn about the Amish culture, local history and customs; and tour the schoolhouses, buggies, homes and farmland with a local guide. Don’t forget to stop and visit the Kitchen Kettle & Bird-In-Hand Farmer’s Market while in Lancaster. There is so much to discover! This trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, 1 night at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Lancaster, 1 full American breakfast at the hotel, 1 Penn Dutch dinner at Good N’ Plenty, Amish Farmlands tour with local guide, show at the Sight & Sound Theatre, baggage, taxes & service fees, and tour director. April 14-15, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $369/single; $599/double; $809/triple; $1,079/ quad; $299/child sharing w/2-adults

Lobster Bake on Cape Ann

Visit Gloucester on Cape Ann, the oldest seaport in the nation and one of the world’s leading fishing ports. Experience the true taste of New England by feasting on a traditional Lobster Bake at the Gloucester House (menu: 1 lobster, ½ chicken or steak, chowder, corn, potato and lemonade). Enjoy leisure time in Rockport at Bearskin Neck to shop or dine. Includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation and tour director. June 16, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $149

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Love Never Dies NEW

The year is 1907. 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love – Christine Daaé. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island. Lured by the bright lights and financial rewards of Coney, Christine and her family flee Manhattan to perform on stage for one last time, but Christine soon discovers the true identity of her mysterious impresario and that all is not what it seems. Get a glimpse of the performance at http://bit. ly/2yBY5rG. Show begins at 2 p.m. at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT. Seating is in the orchestra section. Saturday, June 2, 2018 $85 (ticket only)

Maple Sugaring in the Berkshires

Visit Ioka Valley Farm’s Sugar House and experience the fascinating process of turning fresh maple sap into pure maple syrup. Enjoy a pancake lunch at the “Calf-A” and taste their own maple syrup. Explore the Norman Rockwell Museum, dedicated to the beloved American painter. This trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, pancake lunch in the “Calf-A” and admission to the Norman Rockwell Museum. March 11, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $99

Married to Broadway NEW

Listen to Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell share their love of Broadway’s most well known musical hits – from Phantom of the Opera, CATS, Evita, and West Side Story, to Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, and of course, Les Misérables! Ron and Barbara first met when they were playing the young romantic leads of Marius and Cosette in Les Misérables. Arrive at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT at 11:30 a.m. and enjoy a family style lunch that consists of garden salad, pasta, roast turkey, broiled scrod with crumb topping, vegetable, potato, rolls and dessert. October 9, 2018 – Friendship Tours $75

Medieval Times & The Statue of Liberty, NYC

• Witness epic battles of steel and steed, live jousting and performers. Fun for the whole family. • Enjoy a delicious 11th century feast fit for a king: oven-roasted chicken, garlic bread, tomato bisque

soup, herb-roasted potato, sweet buttered corn, pastry of the castle. • Board the Statue of Cruises for a visit to the Statue of Liberty. • Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, admission to Medieval Times, round-trip ferry to the Statue of Liberty and tour director. June 23, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $149/adult; $139/child 17 & under

Mediterranean Cruise NEW

All aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas cruise ship! Spend 12 nights/14 days visiting many beautiful Mediterranean cities: • Nice, France • Florence/Pisa, Italy • Rome, Italy • Amalfi Coast, Italy • Venice, Italy • Bologna, Italy • Kotor, Montenegro While aboard the Vision of the Seas enjoy daily activities, the casino, nightly entertainment, full service spa, full service fitness center and cocktail party. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation to the airport, all meals on board and tour director. Space is limited. Book today! NOTE: There is an additional $230 per person port, air and government tax. Airfare is an estimated cost until group air is contracted. September 22 – October 5, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,999/inside cabin; $3,149/outside cabin; $3,249/outside cabin; $3,999/balcony cabin

Memphis to New Orleans Steamboat Adventure NEW

Full steam ahead! Climb aboard the American Queen operated by the American Queen Steamboat Company and discover New Orleans and Memphis. Enjoy award winning cuisine & gracious service, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water & soft drinks throughout your voyage, Broadway caliber entertainment each evening and daily lectures by the Riverlorian. While docked, enjoy hop-on, hop-off tours in each port as well as premium tour in embarkation city. Cities that will be visited are Memphis, Greenville, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and Nottoway. Trip includes airfare and shore excursions. April 8-16, 2018 – Friendship Tours OR October 14-22, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,699

Michael McGeehan NEW

70’s from artists like Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley and many more, delivered by Michael McGeehan’s power vocals in his new, fun, lively and interactive show! Enjoy a bountiful Sunday brunch with a variety of sweet temptations, omelets, pasta bar, salad bar, hearty breakfast items, desserts and beverages from mimosas, bellini’s, coffee, juices and so much more! October 21, 2018 – Friendship Tours $59

Mystery Tour

• Looking for a bit of adventure and mystery? Then this trip is for you! • The mystery destination will include a full-service cash bar, freshly prepared cuisine, homemade desserts, on-site bakery, incomparable setting and atmosphere, and unforgettable entertainment! • Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, lunch at a locally popular restaurant, spectacular entertainment and a tour director. June 20, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $175

Nashville Steamboat Adventure NEW

Full steam ahead! Climb aboard the American Duchess, a luxury paddle wheeler featuring new suites, and discover Nashville, TN. Enjoy single seating dining, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water & soft drinks throughout your voyage, Broadway caliber entertainment each evening as well as daily lectures by the Riverlorian, resident history and culture expert. While off the steamboat enjoy hop on hop off tour in each port as well as premium tour in embarkation city. Trip includes airfare and shore excursions. November 11-19, 2018 – Friendship Tours $3,599

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Join us for this city-wide event and welcome the arrival of spring with 3,000 beautiful cherry trees in bloom. Enjoy international cultural performances, exhibits and cuisine. Stroll the city, visit monuments, memorials and museums. Stop at the U.S. Capitol and the White House for a photo. This trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, baggage, tax and service, 2 nights at the Marriott Courtyard in VA, 2 full American breakfasts at the hotel, 1 dinner at Buca de Beppo and tour director. April 6-8, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $555/single; $979/double; $1,379/triple; $1,839/ quad; $329/child w/2-adults

Join us at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA and relive some of America’s biggest hits of the 50’s through the

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS New Orleans Steamboat Adventure NEW

Full steam ahead! Climb aboard the American Queen paddle wheeler, operated by the American Queen Steamboat Company, and discover New Orleans. Enjoy award winning cuisine & gracious service, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water & soft drinks throughout your voyage, Broadway caliber entertainment each evening and daily lectures by the Riverlorian. While docked, enjoy the hop-on, hop-off tours in each port as well as a premium tour in the embarkation city. Trip includes airfare and shore excursions. February 22-26, 2018 – Friendship Tours $1,599

New Orleans to Memphis Steamboat Adventure (1) NEW

Full steam ahead! Climb aboard the American Duchess, a luxury river cruise vessel featuring brand new suites, and explore stops from New Orleans to Memphis. Enjoy fine dining, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water & soft drinks throughout your voyage, Broadway caliber entertainment each evening as well as daily lectures by the Riverlorian, resident history and culture expert. While disembarked, enjoy the hopon, hop-off tours in each port as well as a premium tour in the embarkation city. Trip includes airfare and shore excursions. June 17-25, 2018 – Friendship Tours $3,499

New Orleans to Memphis Steamboat Adventure (2) NEW

Full steam ahead! Climb aboard the American Queen operated by the American Queen Steamboat Company and discover New Orleans and Memphis. Enjoy award winning cuisine & gracious service, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water & soft drinks throughout your voyage, Broadway caliber entertainment each evening and daily lectures by the Riverlorian. While disembarked, enjoy the hop-on, hop-off tours in each port as well as a premium tour in embarkation city. Cities that will be visited are New Orleans, Oak Valley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg and Helena. Trip includes airfare and shore excursions. March 19-26, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,599 OR May 27 – June 4, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,699

Northern National Parks NEW

Join us on a journey featuring America’s most spectacular natural treasures as we visit the great states of Utah and Wyoming! Enjoy an authentic chuck wagon dinner with cowboy entertainment; visit Yellowstone National Park, the first and oldest park in the world, and watch Old Faithful send a fountain of steam more than 60 feet in the air; visit Utah Olympic Park and view memorabilia from the Olympic games; a stop at Grand Teton National Park will bring you face to face with some of the nation’s oldest rock formations; and much more! Trip includes: • Round-trip flights from Hartford, CT to Salt Lake City, UT • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners • Professional tour director upon arrival in Salt Lake City, UT September 14-21, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,999 (price based on current airfares & subject to change)

city maps, a restaurant listing and tour director. August 15-16, 2018 - – SilverMill Tours $369/single; $539/double; $749/triple; $999/ quad; $179/child w/2 adults

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox NEW

Watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park! While in Philadelphia, enjoy leisure time in center city and the historic district. Take a Philadelphia city tour on the famous Double Decker bus. This trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, one night stay at the Embassy Suites City Center, one buffet breakfast at the hotel, ticket to the game, tax & service charges and a tour director. August 15-16, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $439/single; $678/double; $959/triple; $1,276/ quad; $239/child w/2 adults

Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec Winter Carnival

Pasta & Shamrocks NEW

Enjoy a day of food, laughter, wine and song with Italian singing favorite Aaron Caruso, and Irish music and comedy star Jimmy Walsh, at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville, CT. Arrive on your own around 11:30 a.m. for crackers, cheese and pepperoni with complimentary carafes of red and white wine. Afterwards, indulge in a family style meal of corned beef and cabbage, chicken parmesan, salad, roasted potato, vegetable, pasta with homemade house sauce and zeppole for dessert. March 20, 2018 – Friendship Tours $75

Philadelphia on Your Own NEW

Enjoy a weekend in Philadelphia on your own and explore all that the city has to offer! Take a tour, shop, dine - Philly is yours. Trip includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, one night stay at the Embassy Suites City Center, one buffet breakfast at the hotel,

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Join us for the world’s largest winter carnival, Carnival de Quebec, since 1894. Enjoy the activities and attractions in the Plains of Abraham. Explore the four-century-old walled city, Quebec City with a local guide. This trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, baggage, tax and service, 3-night stay at the Hilton Quebec City hotel, 3 full American breakfasts at the hotel, tour of Quebec City, and a Bonheomne effigy tag (Carnival ticket). NOTE: Passports are required for all passengers entering Canada February 2-5, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $999/single; $1,395/double; $2,035/triple; $2,709/quad; $399/child sharing w/2-adults

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour NEW

“RENT makes the musical theater joyously important again,” says Variety. Two decades after opening on Broadway, RENT, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning masterpiece, continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. Get a glimpse of the performance, http://www.youtube. com/embed/U2tcCnNt8uk . Show begins at 1 p.m. at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA. Seating is rear orchestra W-Y. Sunday, April 8, 2018 $65 (ticket only)

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS Rhubarb Festival in Pennsylvania

Enjoy the harbinger of spring at the Rhubarb Festival in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. For over 30 years, Kitchen Kettle Village has come alive each spring with the sweet aroma of rhubarb jam, delicious foods and zany events. Explore the Amish farmlands with a local tour guide. This trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, baggage, tax and service, 1 night at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Lancaster, 1 full American breakfast at the hotel and a Penn Dutch dinner at Good N’ Plenty. May 19-20, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $299/single; $535/double; $779/triple; $1,039/ quad; $199/child sharing w/2-adults

Saint Clement’s Castle Luncheon & Show NEW

Take in the elegance of Saint Clement’s castle in Portland, CT; a French chateau set amidst 82 scenic acres alongside the Connecticut River featuring two Norman Towers and a French Tudor ambience. Arrive on your own around 11:30 a.m. and enjoy lunch in the Prince Edward Ballroom with your choice of chicken francaise with lemon and capers or broiled scrod with crumb topping; both served with salad, vegetable, potato and a delicious dessert. While dining, enjoy the multi-talented Vincent Talarico as he dances, sings in three languages and wows you with his drum solos. If there is a performer that can make an audience laugh, cry and be fully entertained in every sense of the word, it’s Vincent! June 12, 2018 – Friendship Tours $65

Scandinavia & Russia Cruise NEW

Explore Scandinavia and Russia during a 12-night stay aboard the Celebrity Silhouette, a 5-star ship! While on board, enjoy the casino, full service spa, fitness center and cocktail party. Visit Southampton, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Russia and Finland. Trip includes round-trip transportation to JFK, round-trip to London, transfers to Southampton and all meals on board. May 6-19, 2018 – Friendship Tours $3,399/inside cabin; $4,199/veranda cabin; $4,299/veranda cabin NOTE: There is an additional $178 per person port and government tax.

Something Rotten!

Set in 1595, this hilarious musical comedy tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits.

When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! See the spectacular video, https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=SqLXW4ForzI. Seating is rear orchestra and lower balcony; show begins at 2 p.m. at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA. Saturday, February 24, 2018 $69 (ticket to the show only)

Dayton House Resort) • Full American breakfast each morning at the hotels • 4 dinners at local favorite restaurants • Local guides, baggage, taxes & gratuities • Tour director. March 18-26, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $2,399/single; $3,199/double; $4,499/triple; $5,999/quad; $1,299/child sharing w/2-adults

Southern Caribbean Cruise NEW

St. Louis to St. Paul Steamboat Adventure NEW

Leave old man winter behind as you board this fun cruise to the sunny Caribbean! Enjoy 12 nights aboard the Anthem of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International ship, while visiting San Juan, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Kitts/Nevis. All inside cabins have a virtual balcony so that you can see everything that’s going on outside! Trip includes: • Roundtrip transportation to the New Jersey pier • All meals on board • Daily activities • Nightly entertainment • Casino • Exclusive ship shop cocktail party and events • Professional ship shop tour director January 28-February 9, 2018 – Friendship Tours $1,649/inside cabin with virtual balcony; $1,899/outside cabin; $1,899/balcony cabin NOTE: There is an additional $150 per person port and government tax

Southern Caribbean Cruise from NJ

Escape from the January snow and cruise the Anthem of the Seas on Royal Caribbean! This fabulous 13 day trip includes round-trip transportation to the NJ pier, all meals onboard, daily activities, nightly entertainment, an exclusive Ship Shop Cocktail party and much more! January 6-19, 2019 – Friendship Tours $1,479 inside with virtual balcony; $1,579 outside with window; $1,679 balcony cabin (prices are per person and do not include tax. Tax is $157 per person.)

Southern Escape – Savannah, Charleston & Myrtle Beach

Come celebrate spring with us in these three spectacular cities! Enjoy everything from flower gardens bursting with spring color and tranquil mountain retreats to several of America’s top golf courses, beach resorts and vibrant cities. Sight-see as you take the following tours; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Savannah, Fort Sumter, Charleston, Russell House and Georgetown. This trip includes: • Round-trip motorcoach transportation • 8 nights of hotel accommodations (Hampton Inn, Quality Inn, Double Tree by Hilton,

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Full steam ahead! Climb aboard the American Queen, a luxury river cruise vessel, and discover St. Louis and St. Paul as we sail through the Mississippi’s Chain of Rocks Lock, also known as Locks No. 27. Enjoy award winning cuisine & gracious service, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water & soft drinks throughout your voyage, Broadway caliber entertainment each evening as well as daily lectures by the Riverlorian. While docked, enjoy hop-on, hop-off tours in each port as well as premium tour in embarkation city. Cities that will be visited are St. Louis, Hannibal, Clinton, Dubuque, Lacrosse and Red Wing. Trip includes airfare and shore excursions. July 29 – August 6, 2018 – Friendship Tours $2,699

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Experience New York City’s most famous attractions in one day! Take a guided audio tour of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, audio tour for Liberty and Ellis Island, and tour director. April 7, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $89/adult, $79 child under 17

The Acchords NEW

Enjoy an afternoon with New York’s top oldies group, The Acchords at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville, CT. Their sweet sounding harmony and strong vocal versatility has made them an award winning group, recognized for keeping alive the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for a family style meal, cheese, crackers, pepperoni, garden salad, pasta with homemade house sauce, chicken piccata, sliced loin of pork, roasted potatoes, vegetables, desserts and carafes of red and white wine. September 13, 2018 – Friendship Tours $65

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SPECIAL EVENTS/BUS TRIPS The Boston Flower & Garden Show

Join us at the annual Boston Flower & Garden Show where top garden writers, industry experts and creative local chefs will share their ideas, inspiration and passion for gardening and plants. Located at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston’s Waterfront, spend time searching the garden marketplace treasure trove for plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products to begin your own spring transformations. Enjoy leisure time for lunch and shopping at Quincy Market, Newberry Street, Copley Place and Downtown Crossing. Visit the open air market at Haymarket Square for fresh produce. Tripincludes round-trip motorcoach transportation, tour director and admission to the show. March 14, 2018 – SilverMill Tours $89

The Wizard of Oz NEW

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the everpopular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Show begins a 1 p.m. at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT. Seating is in the orchestra section. Sunday, April 8, 2018 $75 (ticket only)

The Edwards Twins NEW

Come see the world famous Edwards Twins at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT as they perform the number one celebrity impersonation act in the world. Called “extraordinary” by the TODAY show on NBC, the Edward Twins will make you think you’re seeing and hearing the real superstars’ right before your eyes - Barbara Streisand, Sonny and Cher, Andrea Bocelli, Bette Midler, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Ray Charles, and many more! Upon your arrival at 11:30 a.m. you’ll enjoy coffee and doughnuts. After the show, sit down for a family style meal of garden salad, pasta, chicken ala Kathryn, broiled scrod with cracker crumb topping, vegetable, potato, rolls and dessert. May 21, 2018 – Friendship Tours $79

The King & I NEW

Two worlds collide in New York’s Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical directed by Bartlett Sher, a College of the Holy Cross graduate. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British school teacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony® Award for Best Musical Revival, The King and I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine). Get a glimpse of the performance, http://www. youtube.com/embed/i-4zX9sCvgo . Show begins at 1 p.m. Seating is rear orchestra R-T. Sunday, May 20, 2018 $69 (ticket only)

The Wizard of Oz

Toast to the Armed Forces & Veterans NEW

Join us for a very special day as we honor our Armed Forces and Veterans with a memory-filled show at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville, CT. Enjoy patriotic songs while snacking on cheese, crackers, pepperoni, and a family style meal of garden salad, pasta with homemade sauce, roast turkey with gravy, Yankee pot roast, roasted potato, vegetable, dessert and carafes of red and white wine. Be sure to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to indulge in all the fun! November 13, 2018 – Friendship Tours $65

Tuscany to Amalfi NEW

Italy has been romanticized since the beginning of travel, now it’s your turn to experience it! Join us on an 11-day journey through Italy’s classics. Experience first-hand the taste of fine Italian cuisine, the awe of ancient sites and energy of the Italian culture. Some trip highlights include a tour of Florence City with a stop at the Statue of David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Tuscan countryside, Rome and Vatican City, Capri and Amalfi coast, true Italian cuisine and wine! Need we say more? Trip includes airport transfers in the United States and Italy, round-trip international airfare, 9 nights in 4-star hotels, porterage, local guides, agriturismo meal, 8 dinners, 9 breakfasts, Tours of Distinction Tour Director, gratuities for Tours of Distinction tour direct, local guides and driver. NOTE: A passport is REQUIRED for all passengers. There will also be a fair amount of walking, please

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prepare for such activities. October 1-11, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $5,299/pp double; $6,299/single

White Christmas Featuring Rob Zappulla and His 13 Piece Big Band NEW

Come celebrate the holiday season at the exquisitely decorated Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT. Listen to Rob Zappulla and his big band perform a nostalgic selection of songs and many favorites! Don’t forget to take a break from dancing to dine on a delicious family style lunch which consists of garden salad, pasta, chicken parmesan, scrod with cracker crumb topping, vegetable, potato, rolls and holiday desserts. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. to join the fun! December 10, 2018 – Friendship Tours $65

Wonderful Vietnam NEW

Vietnam is intriguing and spectacular! Join us on this 11-day journey and introduce yourself to this thriving country in an intimate group-tour setting. Vietnam has come a long way from its varied and contentious historical past. Today, Vietnam draws travelers from all over the world to see sights such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hoi An, handson traditional fishing, local meals and more! Trip includes airport transfers in the USA and Vietnam, round-trip international airfare, in-country transportation and airfare, 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 3 dinners. Also included: Halong Bay Junk Cruise, Cai Be Cruise, tours of Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Mekong Delta, local immersion experience fishing and farming, train to Danang, Old Compass Café Dinner, English speaking driver/guide, tour director, and gratuities for tour director, local guides and driver. NOTE: A passport is required. There will be a moderate amount of physical activity on this trip. September 20-30, 2018 – Tours of Distinction $3,569/double (per person); $4,189/single 9/11 Museum, 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory “Good morning. It almost doesn’t sound right to say we enjoyed our trip because of our destination. It was certainly a somber experience and very informative thanks to our wonderful tour guide Hans. I learned so much from him. Our bus driver was excellent and attentive to our comfort....Thank you for our experience.” - Phyllis

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

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Bus trip pick-up/drop-off locations are contingent upon registrations. Pick-up/drop-off locations for SilverMill Tours are: Willimantic - Tyler Square, 1320 Main St. East Hartford - Commuter Lot, 500 Main St. New Britain - Commuter Lot, 475 Hartford Tpke. Cheshire - Commuter Lot, Route 10 North Haven - North Haven Lot A Madison - Commuter Lot, Park & Ride Stratford - Stratford Hotel, 225 Lordship Blvd Old Saybrook - Commuter Lot

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

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EASTCONN CLC (Community Learning Center) Tyler Square, 1320 Main St., Willimantic Grasshopper Arts & Dance Studio 34 North Street, Willimantic

Frog Bridge Gymnastics 730 Windham Rd, South Windham

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

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EASTCONN Community Education Winter and Spring 2018  
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