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Adult & Continuing Education

New London Fall 2012

Shaw’s Cove Three New London, CT 06320

860-437-2385 www.newlondonadulted.org


General Information Dear Friends: Welcome to our Fall 2012 semester! New London Adult and Continuing Education is committed to providing excellence in education by offering stimulating and innovative educational opportunities that meet the needs of our diverse community. If you are looking to improve your English language skills, need to attain your high school diploma or prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam, we can help you! We offer these classes at no cost to you. New London Adult and Continuing Education has something for everyone. We continue to add new courses to our Continuing Education Program to meet your demands and to satisfy your lifelong learning goals. If you are looking to travel, our Culture on Wheels program presents some exciting and affordable opportunities. We offer numerous and convenient day and overnight bus trips as well as overseas world-class tours that depart right from our facility! Visit our website www.newlondonadulted.org today for our complete catalog of courses and trips and to register online. We look forward to providing you with great customer service and exciting education and travel opportunities. Thank you for your support and continued patronage! Sincerely,

Maria A. Pukas

Director

Inclement Weather When the New London Public Schools are closed or cancelled due to inclement weather, New London Adult Education is also closed or cancelled. Listen to a local radio station or watch your local television channels for cancellation notices. Should snow or inclement weather develop during the day, class cancellation is announced by late afternoon. Cancelled classes are made up by adding additional sessions.

Fees Payment must be included with the registration form! If payment is not included with registration, you will not be enrolled in the class. Out of town customers will pay an additional $5 non-resident fee. All materials fees will be collected by the instructor. Some courses may require additional fees and/or materials. Check the course description for fee information.

Gift Certificates Certificates are available for any Adult Education course, trip, or special event. They may be purchased at any time at the New London Adult Education office between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Gift certificates are great for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life!

Refunds In the event of a filled course or class cancellation, every attempt will be made to notify you in advance by email or phone. Refund Policy: A full refund is given only when New London Adult Education cancels a course. We regret that there will be no refunds at any time for computer courses or bus trips. Refunds for all other courses will be available with a minimum two-week notice prior to the course start date. There will be a $10 processing fee for all refunds. Please allow at least one month for processing.

Student Regulations Smoking is prohibited on school property. Refreshments are not permitted in any classroom, hallway or lavatory. Parking is permitted only in designated areas. Fire regulations and alarms must be heeded at all times. Cell phones are to be turned off when inside the building.

Office Information New London Adult Education Three Shaw’s Cove New London, Connecticut 06320 Telephone (860) 437-2385 Fax (860)437-6460 www.newlondonadulted.org

These hours are for the New London Office only Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Waterford Information Waterford High School 20 Rope Ferry Road Waterford, CT 06385 Direct all inquires to: (860)437-2385

Lyme/Old Lyme Information Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School 53 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Direct all inquiries to: (860)437-2385

Montville Montville High School 800 Old Colchester Road Oakdale, CT 06370 Direct all inquiries to: (860)437-2385

School Calendar School Closing Dates September 3.....................................Labor Day October 8.................................. Columbus Day November 6................. National Election Day November 12.............................. Veterans’ Day November 22 & 23........Thanksgiving Recess December 24-31.......................Holiday Recess

Adult High School Credit Diploma, GED, Adult Basic Education, and ESL classes begin: September 4, 2012

Enrichment Classes Begin: The week of September 24, 2012


General Information Disclaimers The Board of Education complies with the Title IX provisions of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex and is an equal opportunity employer. New London Adult Education is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 10-73a(c), and does not charge a fee for textbooks or materials used in our mandated program areas. The Board of Education, during the course of any given year, puts on a number of programs utilizing certified teachers, professionals, and local community residents who have special expertise in the areas in which they offer instruction. The Board of Education makes every effort to provide quality instruction in an appropriate atmosphere for all participants in any of its programs. The Board of Education, however, is not responsible nor takes any responsibility for the specific instruction in any particular course or any specific reliance upon such instruction made by an individual. Questions about course content, the educational experience of instructors, or other specifics regarding any particular course should be addressed to the specific instructor or the administrator charged with the operation of the program. It is the policy of the New London Board of Education that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, mental retardation, and past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in any program or activity or when taking the GED exam, please contact Karen O’Connell at (860)437-2385, ext. 109. While every effort is made to provide clear and accurate information, New London Adult and Continuing Education is not responsible for omissions, typographical errors, or printing errors.

Table of Contents Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies.................2-6 Fitness & Recreation.....................6-8 Cooking & Baking............................. 9 Personal Growth...........................9-11 Sports................................................12 Bartending........................................13 Real Estate........................................13 Health & Wellness......................14-15 Pet Essentials...................................16 Languages....................................16-17 Technology........................................18 Music Classes...................................19 Mind & Body................................... 20 ed2go Online Learning.............21-23 Culture on Wheels/Events....... 24-25 Registration Form.......................... 29

Adult Education Mandated Classes English for Speakers of Other Languages........ 26 Adult Basic Education (ABE)............................ 26 Citizenship............................................................ 26 Beyond ESL/Novel Class.................................... 26 General Educational Development (GED)...... 27 GED Test Dates for 2012.................................... 27 Adult High School Credit Diploma................... 28 Waterford & Lyme-Old Lyme Info.................... 28 Montville Adult Education Info......................... 28 Enrichment Class Registration Form............... 29

Directions New London Adult Education • Shaw’s Cove Three • New London, CT 06320

I-95 from New Haven: Take the Crystal Mall exit 82. At the end of ramp, turn right onto Broad Street. At second traffic light take a right onto Colman St. Follow Colman St. for 1.5 miles to the end. Turn left onto Bank St. and continue through four traffic lights. Travel straight through the fourth light and turn right into the Shaw’s Cove complex. Building #3 is the second one on the right after the Dime Bank. I-95 from Providence: Take the Downtown New London exit 84S onto Eugene O’Neill Dr. and follow to the end. Turn left onto Tilley St. At the light turn right onto Bank St. Go through the next traffic light and turn left into Shaw’s Cove complex. Building #3 is the second one on the right after the Dime Bank.

New London High School • 490 Jefferson Avenue • New London, CT 06320

I-95 from New Haven: Take Crystal Mall exit 82. At end of ramp take a right onto Broad Street (Rte. 85). At first traffic light take a right onto Jefferson Ave. At next traffic light bear to the left and look for High School entrance on the right. I-95 from Providence: Take Crystal Mall exit 82. At end of ramp take a left onto Broad St. (Rte. 85). At the second light take a right onto Jefferson Avenue. Travel to the next traffic light and bear left; the High School entrance is on the right.

Lyme - Old Lyme Middle School & Center School • 53 & 49 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371

I-95 south bound from New London Area: Take exit 70 off I-95. At the end of ramp take a left onto Lyme Street. Follow for 1/8 of a mile, and turn left into the Center School driveway and follow this driveway to the Middle School (which is behind Center School).

Waterford High School • 20 Rope Ferry Road • Waterford, CT 06385

I-95 from New Haven: Take Crystal Mall exit 82. At end of ramp take a right onto Broad Street (Rte. 85). At first traffic light take a right onto Jefferson Ave. At the next traffic light take a right onto Chester St. Follow Chester St. to Clark Lane and follow to the end. At the light take a right onto Boston Post Rd. At the second traffic light bear left onto Rope Ferry Rd. High School is on the left. I-95 from Providence: Take Crystal Mall exit 82. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Broad St (Rte. 85). At the second traffic light take a right onto Jefferson Ave. At the next light go right onto Chester St. Follow Chester St. to Clark Lane and follow to the end. At the second light bear left onto Rope Ferry Rd. The High School is on the left.

Mashantucket Community Center • Matts Path • Ledyard, CT 06339

I-95 north bound from New London Area: Take Exit 88 and turn left onto Route 117. Follow Route 117 for about 6 miles. Turn right onto Route 214 (Iron Street). Follow for about 3 miles. Turn left at Elizabeth George Drive. Take first right onto Annie George Drive. Take first left onto Matts Path.

Montville High School • 800 OId Colchester Road • Oakdale, CT 06370

I-395 (north or south): Take Exit 79 and turn right onto Route 163 (toward Oakdale). Travel approximately 2.5 miles, turn left onto Chesterfield Road. Go .5 miles to the intersection of Chesterfield Road and Old Colchester Road. Turn left and Montville High School is on the right.

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Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies 102-Digital Photo

Advance your knowledge of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop in this fascinating course. Explore portraiture, landscape photography and more. Your photographic questions will be answered. Bring your own camera. Instructor: C. Frausini Begins: Location: Time: Cost:

Monday, 10/11; 4 weeks New London Adult Education 6:00-9:00 Resident $94 /Non-resident $99

100-Knitting for the Beginner

Learn the basics of knitting in this 6-week course. You will be taught how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off, and how to read and understand knitting instructions. You will also learn how to shape and finish a garment. Knit your first scarf and pair of mittens, and develop the skills needed to knit any project. Class size is limited; register early! Instructor: N. Potter Begins: Tuesday, 09/25; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $69; Non-resident $74

101-Holiday Wreath

Make and take home a beautiful wreath to decorate your doorway for the holidays. Wreaths will be made of mixed greens pine, boxwood, holly and more. Learn how to make a bow to adorn your treasure. All materials are included in cost of class. Class is limited to 10 students. 2 Sessions – One night only. Instructor: T. Smith

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Begins: Thursday, 12/13 Location: Smith’s Acres – Niantic Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

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Wednesday, 12/19 Smith’s Acres – Niantic 6:00-8:00 pm Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

103-Quilting: Triple Play Quilt

This is a fun and motivating class for all levels of quilting experience. Learn the basics of rotary cutting your fabric, and using your sewing machine. This quilt uses 2 or 3 colors of your choice. Register early to reserve your place in class. The finished size of the quilt is 61 x 79”. Six Fabrics are needed, and the instructor will contact each student with information regarding the fabric. Please bring a rotary cutter, 6 x 24” ruler with a 45 degree mark, a square ruler at least 8” or larger, a mat, iron, extension cord and your sewing machine. Instructor: M. Granata Begins: Thursday, 09/13; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 5:00-7:30 pm Cost: Resident $79/Non-resident $84

106-Boxwood Tree

Not sure what a boxwood tree is? It’s an arrangement of freshly snipped pieces of boxwood arranged in a container to resemble an evergreen tree and decorated for the holidays. Arrangements last throughout the holidays and dry naturally to be saved and enjoyed again next year. All materials are included in cost of class. 3 Sessions – One night only. This class will be held at Smith Acres located at 4 West Main St., Niantic, CT Class size limited to 10 students. Instructor: T. Smith

Session 1:

Begins: Thursday, 11/15 Location: Smith’s Acres – Niantic Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $40/Non-resident $45

Session 2:

Begins: Thursday, 11/28 Location: Smith’s Acres – Niantic Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $40/Non-resident $45

Session 3:

Begins: Thursday, 12/14 Location: Smith’s Acres – Niantic Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $40 /Non-resident $45

107-Boxwood Wreath

Tired of the typical wreath hanging on your front door? Boxwood is an evergreen that holds up remarkably well for weeks. We have many different frame shapes that you can choose from to make an unusual, and one-of-akind, wreath. Choose square, star, heart, or round shapes. 2 Sessions. Instructor: T. Smith

Session 1:

Begins: Thursday, 11/29; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres – Niantic, CT Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $40 /Non-resident $45

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Begins: Wednesday, 12/12; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres – Niantic, CT Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $40 /Non-resident $45


Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies 104-Four Square Lap Quilt

This very easy quilt was selected from Kim Schaefer’s “Cozy Modern Quilts” book published in 2009. This quilt consists of 35 - 12 x 12 blocks. Color combinations and number of blocks can be altered to customize your quilt. You are required to bring the following to each and every class: Sewing machine, cords and foot pedal, extension cord, machine feet, Ott light, Quilting rulers (6” x 12”) and (1” x 6”), rotary cutter (45mm), cutting mat (18” x 24”), iron and pressing surface, sewing notions including: quilting straight pins, seam ripper, fabric scissors, marking pencil, 1” blue painters tape, pin cushion, quilting safety pins, and a small lunch bag for waste. Instructor: D. Piscatella Begins: Wednesday, 09/26; 6 weeks Location: Montville HS Time: 5:00-7:00 pm Cost: Resident $64 /Non-resident $69

112-Art Sampler

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at art? Here’s your chance to try oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor without having to buy the materials. A different subject and medium will be offered each week. No experience needed. 2 sessions. Instructor: L. Bull-Neilan

Session 1:

Begins: Friday, 09/28; 4 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Cost: Resident $59 /Non-resident $64

Session 2:

Begins: Tuesday, 09/25; 4 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $59 /Non-resident $64

108-Buttons, Blossoms & Bows

110-On the Button

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A former Hallmark Cards creative director will help you though your design of Three Dimensional Greeting Cards, Gift Tags and Bookmarks. Students are asked to bring a few of their favorite buttons, ribbons, scraps of paper/fabric and glue. 2 Sessions - One night only. Instructor: A. Thurlow Begins: Thursday, 09/27 One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

Session 2: 105-Jewelry Making 101

If you have ever wanted to learn the basics of making jewelry but have no idea how to get started, then this is the class for you. You will learn what materials, tools, and techniques are needed to create a necklace and earring set. All materials including genuine gemstones and pearls, sterling silver ear wires and all other silver plated components and toggle clasps are provided to you and are included in the cost of the class. 2 Sessions. Instructor: M. Saporito

Session 1:

Begins: Tuesday, 10/02; One night only Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

Session 2:

Begins: Tuesday, 11/13; One night only Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

Begins: Thursday, 10/25 – One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

109-Button Up!

In this class you will create bracelets and necklaces made from buttons. Participants are asked to bring 2-4 dozen of your favorite buttons (vintage, new, a variety and colors), needle and thread. 2 sessions - One night only. Instructor: A. Thurlow

Session 1:

Begins: Thursday, 10/04 – One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

Session 2:

Begins: Thursday, 11/01 – One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

Create Button Artwork suitable for framing, or use as a decorative pillow. Students are asked to bring a half yard of fabric, needle, thread, and approx. 150 buttons of varied sizes and styles, 1/4” to 3/4” in size to compliment the fabric. 2 sessions - One night only. Instructor: A. Thurlow Begins: Thursday, 10/11 – One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

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Begins: Thursday, 11/08 – One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

111-Merry & Bright as a Button

Create Holiday Ornaments with Buttons. Students are asked to bring a few dozen buttons, along with any pieces of ribbon and scraps of fabric. 2 sessions - One night only. Instructor: A. Thurlow

Session 1:

Begins: Thursday, 10/18 – One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

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Begins: Thursday, 11/15 – One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

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Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies 113-Zendalas

Zentangle to Zendalas - In Zendalas, we briefly discuss the history of Mendalas. I teach students how to create their own Mendala patterns, and begin filling them in with tangles. A pre-strung Zendala tile which students can fill with patterns is included. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the night of the class. 2 sessions. One night only. Instructor: C. Dunn

Session 1:

Begins: Wednesday, 11/07; One night only Location: Montville HS Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

Session 2:

Begins: Thursday, 11/08; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

114-Zentangle 1

Zentangle 1 & 2 are beginner classes that can be taken in reverse order. Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images. Learn to relax (the “Zen” part) while creating beautiful, repetitive design work (the “tangle” part). Students will learn a variety of “tangles” (patterns), and combine them in their own unique way. It’s easy to learn, and you do not need to know how to draw. Students will be provided with all materials needed in class, and additional materials may be purchased to take home. There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor the first night of class. 2 sessions. One night only. Instructor: C. Dunn

Session 1:

Begins: Wednesday, 09/12; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

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Begins: Thursday, 09/13; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

115-Zentangle 2

Zentangle 1 & 2 are beginner classes that can be taken in reverse order. If you’ve taken Zentangle 1, you will have enough material for this class. If not, there is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor the first night of class. 2 sessions. One night only. Instructor: C. Dunn

Session 1:

Begins: Wednesday, 09/19; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

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Begins: Thursday, 09/20; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

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116-Bow Making

Learn how to make beautiful bows to adorn your wreaths and all holiday decorations. Each member of the class will bring home 3 completed bows, large enough to use on a door size wreath, or swag. One night only Cost includes supplies. Instructor: Smith’s Acres Begins: Thursday, 12/06; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

117-Seashore Wreath

We’ll take our basic door sized wreath and give it a nautical flair. These wreaths have always been one of our best sellers, and now we’re going to let you in our secrets. Seashells, star fish, and sand dollars, pearls and baubles, all combine to make a wreath that will dazzle your neighbors, and oh so appropriate for our seashore communities. Instructor: Smith’s Acres Begins: Thursday, 12/06; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $50/Non-resident $55

118-Autumn Rag Wreath

Wreaths aren’t just for the winter holidays! Create a soft, eye-catching wreath and simple bow with an autumn theme. No sewing necessary. Recreate at home to make a great gift. A $12 cash materials fee is payable to the instructor on the night of class. Please bring pinking shears or sharp scissors. Instructor: J. Little Begins: Wednesday, 10/17; One night only Location: Montville HS Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $15 /Non-resident $20

119-Winter Rag Wreath

Create a soft, eye-catching wreath and simple bow with a winter theme. No sewing necessary. Recreate at home for a great gift. A $12 cash materials fee is payable to the instructor on the night of class. Please bring pinking shears or sharp scissors. Instructor: J. Little Begins: Wednesday, 11/14; One night only Location: Montville HS Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $15/Non-resident $20


Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies 120-Make the Switch.... Transforming Containers and Gardens for the Fall Season

Are your pots and beds exhausted from the summer’s heat? Freshen up everything by adding late blooming perennials, grasses and tough annuals that will last through frosts. Find some great ideas here at Smith’s Acres for using ‘common’ fall plants in unique ways and plant up some containers. Bring your own pot (or whatever you want to plant in!) or pick out a gorgeous new one at the shop! Enjoy a relaxing evening choosing your own plants; if you’d like help, I’ll help you pick them out! Soil is provided and I will have a slide show of container and landscape ideas for inspiration. Instructor: Smith’s Acres Begins: Tuesday, 09/06; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

121-Great Bulbs for Connecticut

If you are looking for lots of early spring color, hundreds of flowers at prices that won’t break the bank, and absolute deer resistance, plant bulbs! There’s nothing like those first cheerful daffodils after a dreary gray late winter landscape! Crocus, hyacinth, tulips, allium, anemones - now’s the time to get them in for spring 2013. Daffodils (narcissus) are never eaten by deer or rodents... alliums are second best (occasionally I find a few nibbles on the bulb) and anemones are pretty foolproof too. Tulips are so beautiful, it’s worth trying a few techniques to save them from the critters to enjoy the display! I order fresh bulbs straight from the growers and offer many unusual varieties; first come, first served! Some are rare or in limited quantities. A slide show displays the available varieties with cultural information regarding height, bloom time and planting tips. Each attendee will receive 5 free bulbs! Instructor: Smith’s Acres Begins: Thursday, 10/18; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

122- Conscientious Landscaping

This class is FOR LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS/OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES ONLY. This first-time class is designed to help landscape company owners and employees understand their customers better. After working many years in the retail gardening environment and the past 5 doing garden design and maintenance, I felt there was a need to encourage landscape contractors who primarily perform general maintenance of lawns and gardens to become more ‘conscientious’ with their approach. For those interested in forming long lasting relationships with customers, there is a lot behind the scenes, even before you make that first cut! The psychological factors as well as plant culture will be covered in this 2 part program. My hope is to encourage local businesses to become caretakers of their customers in all definitions of the word. 2 separate sessions-one for employees, one for owners. Supporting material provided. Instructor: Smith’s Acres 1) Owners/Contractors-your responsibilities to customers and employees; training before scheduling, etc., gaining customer respect; learning about your trade 2) Employees-how to interact with customers, pruning information, basic perennial care, weed ID, and conduct on customer property; advanced learning opportunities

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Tuesday, 10/23; One night only, Contractors /Owners’ Class Waterford HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

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Tuesday, 10/30; One night only, Employees’ Class Waterford HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

123-Wreaths for All Seasons

Year-round wreaths are beautiful ways to express the seasons! Lots of great ideas for holiday wreathes using unique decorations available here at the shop and things you may have around the house. Wreaths can be a nice housewarming gift at Thanksgiving – both the “permanent” type, as well as the mixed green fragrant holiday wreath with a custom bow. Make something different and exciting this year. You will make a mini all season wreath. Participants receive a coupon for an 8” natural greens wreath to use after November 22. Instructor: Smith’s Acres Begins: Tuesday, 11/06; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $40 /Non-resident $45

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Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies 125-Organizing the Garden

124-Designer Christmas Decorating

This is a great time of year to assess your yard-take photos of everything. Favorite combinations as well as failures, problem areas, empty spots, places you would like new beds........even containers, window boxes and raised beds. I guarantee that by Christmas you’ll forget most of what you wanted to be sure to remember for next year! You can bring prints or drawings for discussion and I will have examples of ways to organize your plans and maybe even re-design your gardens. Plants may be in the wrong places, or may just need to be grouped for better effect. If you’re just not sure what to do, this may put you on track! There will be group discussion as well as individual assistance. Instructor: Smith’s Acres Begins: Thursday, 09/27; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

Want to be the “talk of the town” this year (or at least the “talk of the family”)? Check out some “takeoffs” of famous designs to use at your house. See the latest trends for Christmas 2012 and learn how you can put together these ideas for your festivities. Wreaths of course, but also table centerpieces and name-place holders, using potted plants, ideas with lights and flameless candles, outdoor entrance decorations and planters… get inspired to do it up! Participants receive a $5 coupon to use for the Christmas season. Instructor: Smith’s Acres Begins: Thursday, 11/08; One night only Location: Smith’s Acres Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $35 /Non-resident $40

Fitness & Recreation 202-Zumba

205-Water Aerobics

The benefits of exercising in the water are many. Aquatic exercise not only enhances your cardiovascular fitness, but also your muscular endurance and strength. Exercising in water reduces the likelihood of muscle, bone, or joint injuries. There will be 15 minutes of free pool time during each class and a lifeguard is on duty at all times. Please complete the Water Aerobics Medical History questionnaire and bring it with you to the first night of class. CLASSES MEET ON MONDAY & WEDNESDAY. Three sessions. Instructors: M. Samos/L. Hungerford Location: Mashantucket Community Center – Ledyard, CT

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Monday, 09/17; 12 weeks 5:00-6:00 pm Resident $140 /Non-resident $145

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Monday, 10/01; 10 weeks 5:00-6:00 pm Resident $115 /Non-resident $120

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Monday, 10/15; 8 weeks 5:00-6:00 pm Resident $94 /Non-resident $99

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The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba® fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class! Instructor: P. Mekkelsen Begins: Tuesday, 09/25; 8 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $44 /Non-resident $49


Fitness & Recreation 200-Youth Golf Lessons

This class is for youth ages 8-15 who want to learn the art of golf. Lessons will cover the following fundamentals: grip, stance, posture, backswing, follow through, sandshots, downswing, chipping, putting, equipment info, and golf etiquette. There is a small fee for a bucket of balls. Each lesson is one hour. Class size is limited to 10 students. Classes are held at the Great Brook Driving Range, Rte. 184, Groton, CT. 4 sessions. Instructor: C. Hedden Location: Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT

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201-Golf for Ladies Only

This class is for women who want to learn the art of golf. Lessons will cover the following fundamentals: grip, stance, posture, backswing, follow through, sandshots, downswing, chipping, putting, equipment info, and golf etiquette. Each lesson is one hour. Please bring a putter, 3 wood, and 7 iron, and pitching wedge. Equipment is available to borrow if needed. There is a small fee for a bucket of balls for each lesson. 3 Sessions. Class size is limited to 10 students. Instructor: C. Hedden Location: Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT

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Sunday, 09/09; 5 weeks 10:00-11:00 am Resident $104 /Non-resident $114

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Tuesday, 09/11; 5 weeks 4:00-5:00 pm Resident $104 /Non-resident $114

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Sunday, 10/21; 5 weeks 10:00-11:00 am Resident $104 /Non-resident $114

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207-Learning the Fundamentals of Golf

Lessons will cover the following fundamentals: grip, stance, posture, backswing, follow through, sandshots, downswing, chipping, putting, equipment info, and golf etiquette. There is a small fee for a bucket of balls for each lesson. Each lesson is one hour. Class size is limited to 10 students. 2 Sessions. Instructor: C. Hedden Location: Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT

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Monday, 09/10; 5 weeks 10:00-11:00 am Resident $104 /Non-resident $114

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Monday, 09/10; 5 weeks 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $104 /Non-resident $114

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Thursday, 09/13; 5 weeks 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $104 /Non-resident $114

203-Tai Chi, Level 1 (Basic 10 Form) 211-Yoga for Mental Wellness

This is a beginner class that includes a mixture of poses, breathing exercise, and short meditations to develop strategies for coping with the ups and downs of life. Please bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Begins: Location: Time: Cost:

J. Lambert Tuesday, 09/25; 6 weeks Waterford HS 7:00-8:00 pm Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

For centuries millions from all ages have practiced Tai Chi daily. Practicing Tai Chi results in improved circulation, digestion, coordination, strength and flexibility. Tai Chi helps to improve the immune system and relax your mind. Instructor: Yuehua Begins: Monday, 09/24; 8 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 6:30-7:45 pm Cost: Resident $94/Non-resident $99

204-Tai Chi, Level 2 (24 Form)

This class is a continuation for those who have already completed level 1. We will further explore the health benefits of Tai Chi. Instructor: Yuehua Begins: Monday, 09/24; 8 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 8:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $94/Non-resident $99

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Fitness & Recreation 206-Romantic Nightclub Dancing

212-Strength Training for Adults

If you’re interested in feeling stronger, healthier, and more vital, this program is for you! This strength-training program was developed by certified personal trainers who have a degree in exercise science. Classes meet twice a week for one-half hour for a total of 8 sessions at G’s Fitness and Nutrition, 316 Boston Post Road, Waterford. See below for dates and times.

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Monday & Wednesday, 09/24; 4 weeks G’s Fitness & Nutrition 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, or 6:00pm Resident $119/Non-resident $124 Tuesday & Thursday, 09/25; 4 weeks G’s Fitness & Nutrition 8:00am, 12:00, 1:00, or 2:00pm Resident $119/Non-resident $124

213-Boot Camp Fitness

In a group setting, this boot camp offers a variety of strenuous exercises to garner better physical results such as an increase in aerobic and anaerobic fitness, tone muscles, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination, increase bone density, rapid reduction of body weight, and more. All fitness levels welcome! Classes meet twice a week for one hour for a total of 10 sessions at G’s Fitness and Nutrition, 316 Boston Post Road, Waterford.

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Learn to dance the energetic Cha-Cha and the Foxtrot with its continuous flowing movements. This class is for the beginner. Non-rubber soled shoes are required. Instructor: S. Morgan Begins: Thursday, 09/27; 7 weeks Location: Old Lyme Center School Time: 7:45-8:45 pm Cost: Resident/Singles $94 OR Non-resident/ Singles $99

208-West Coast Swing Dance: Beginner

West Coast Swing is the same dance that was done by Benji Schwimmer on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.” It has its roots in Lindy Hop but developed on a different music path that gives it a different look and style. It can be danced to all kinds of music including soul, funk, pop, country, blues, etc., just about anything that is of 4/4 time with a slower to moderate tempo. Smooth-soled shoes are required. No partner necessary. Instructor: N. Venne Begins: Monday, 09/24;6 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident/Singles $59 OR Non-resident/ Singles $64 Cost: Resident /Couples $98 OR Non-resident/ Couples $103

209-West Coast Swing Dance: Intermediate

This class is for you if you have completed the West Coast Swing Beginner Class or have dance experience. West Coast Swing can be danced to all kinds of music including Soul, Funk, Pop, Country, Blues, etc... Smooth soled shoes are required. No partner necessary. Instructor: N. Venne Begins: Monday, 09/24; 6 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 8:15-9:15 pm Cost: Resident/Singles $59 OR Non-resident/ Singles $64 Cost: Resident/Couples $98 OR Non-resident/Couples $103

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Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 09/24; 5 weeks G’s Fitness & Nutrition 5:30, 7:30, 8:00, 11:00am or 12:00, 1:00, 5:00, or 6:00pm Resident $119/Non-resident $124

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Tuesday & Thursday, 09/25; 5 weeks G’s Fitness & Nutrition 7:30, 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 5:00 or 6:00pm Resident $119 /Non-resident $124



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Don’t let the name of the class fool you. This is a perfect dance class for a wedding, Prom or Special Occasion. This dance is easy to learn and great for all social occasions where traditional Ballroom style dances might not apply. It is a couple’s dance, but no partner is required. Non-rubber soled shoes required. Instructor: S. Morgan Begins: Thursday, 09/27; 7 weeks Location: Old Lyme Center School Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Cost: Resident $94 /Non-resident $99

210-Cha Cha & Fox Trot


Cooking & Baking 300-Fabulous Fall Soups

Get the recipes & make your own Butternut Squash Soup & Potato Leek Soup. Perfect for the holidays! Bring covered containers to bring home your soups. This is a hands-on cooking class. One night only. Instructor: K. Tilton Begins: Monday, 10/29; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $34 /Non-resident $39

301-Holiday Hors d’oeuvres

Perfect timing for your holiday parties… You will make some quick and easy holiday appetizers to treat your guests. Bring containers to take home your appetizers. This is a handson cooking class. One night only. Instructor: K. Tilton Begins: Monday, 11/19; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $44 /Non-resident $49

302-Home-Made Pasta

Have you ever wanted to make your own pasta? This is the class that will show you how to make your own hand-cut spaghetti and fettuccini style pasta. Bring a container to take some pasta home. This is a hands-on cooking class. One night only. Instructor: K. Tilton Begins: Monday, 09/24; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $29 /Non-resident $34

303-Perfect Roasted Chicken

Learn the secrets to making your own Perfect Roasted Chicken. You will also learn how to truss and breakdown a whole chicken. Bring a container large enough for a whole chicken to take home. One night only. Instructor: K. Tilton Begins: Monday, 10/01; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $44 /Non-resident $49

304-Filomena’s Mediterranean Pasta Toss

Spend an evening at Filomena’s discovering the secrets to their Mediterranean Pasta Toss, and more! Snack on cheese, crackers, and bread. Capture this opportunity to learn from an experienced chef, Raffy Rosas, as he explains the steps in preparing tonight’s meal. Start the meal with a delicious antipasto platter with cheese, olives, peppers, and prosciutto. Bruschetta is next on the menu with fresh cut tomatoes – all cooked directly in front of you. Next, on to the main course… the Mediterranean Pasta Toss with Spinach, Feta, Plum tomatoes, and olives tossed with Grilled Chicken. Taste three other variations of a pasta dish, meat, vegetarian, and chicken. Take notes and enjoy these dishes with family and friends. This class is one night only. Begins: Sunday, 10/21; one night only Location: Filomena’s Restaurant Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $40 /Non-resident $45

Personal Growth

400-Event Planning

This course will describe a variety of different events: weddings, conventions, conferences, galas, breakfast/luncheon/dinners, wine and beer tastings, and walk-a-thons. There will be discussion on how to select the venue, speakers, entertainment, and menu, as well as coordinate with others regarding lodging, exhibit space, transportation, telecommunications, and audiovisual equipment. Creating, managing, and sticking to a budget will also be discussed. All the fundamentals will be examined so the student can decide if this is a right career, and have knowledge of the basic tools for success. One night only - See various start dates and times below. Instructor: H. Grayson Begins: Location: Time: Cost:

Monday, 09/24 New London HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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Wednesday, 10/10 Montville HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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Wednesday, 10/03 New London Adult Education 3:00-5:00 pm Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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Thursday, 10/18 Old Lyme MS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

401-Extreme Couponing 101

The economy is tough at best and everyone can benefit from this class. I can teach you how to get many items diapers to dishware, sheets, towels and more for a fraction of the cost or for FREE! I even teach how to get certain medications for a fraction of the cost or FREE! Please also bring a non-perishable food item for your local food pantry. One night only. Instructor: E. Lahens Begins: Tuesday, 10/16; One night only Location: Waterford HS Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $25 /Non-resident $30

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Personal Growth 402-Winning Grant Proposals

Learn the basic techniques and practices in researching, preparing, and writing grant proposals with emphasis on not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organizations. Topics include: how to find funding sources; the differences among private, state, and federal funding organizations; defining compelling needs, structuring budgets, and writing the final document. Homework is part of the course - writing a grant proposal. Mildred Devine is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, Accredited Estate Planner, former foundation administrator, and community leader. (Cost includes textbook) Begins: Tuesday, 10/02; 5 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $160 /Non-resident $165

403-Single and Dating in New London County

Learn effective skills and strategies to date successfully, create a strong ego and boost your self esteem to attract healthy dating patterns. I will help you determine your dating goals (such as short vs. long-term), promote boundary setting and positive outcomes. Instructor: C. Vara, MSW, LCSW Begins: Thursday, 10/16; 5 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $84 /Non-resident $89

404-Great Movie Dramas II

This course will explore eight classic films that tell dramatic stories. Our Spring Movie Drama course was the most popular to date. Several film genres will be covered. Each film will be introduced with background information and screened on the big screen at the comfortable B.P. Learned Theater, followed by a lively group discussion. Films covered may include: Waterloo Bridge, The Battle of Algiers, Rififi, The Set-up, Europa 51, Twelve Angry Men, and more. These films are not to be missed! Instructor: Rick Gipstein, Film Enthusiast Begins: Wednesday, 09/19; 8 weeks Location: B.P. Learned Time: 6:30-9:30 pm Cost: Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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405-Retirement Realities

Are you tired of the Wall Street rollercoaster? Confused about current events and how we got here? Worried about your retirement nest egg and how to protect it? Then this presentation is for you! The presentation is current-events based and covers the hot topics impacting the economy. We’ll review the obstacles facing boomers prepping for their retirement and will help retirees to preserve their nest egg. It is sprinkled with humor and will be entertaining, as well as informative. 4 Sessions - One night only. Instructor: S. Brueckner

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Thursday, 09/27; One night only Old Lyme Middle School 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $5 /Non-resident $10

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Tuesday, 10/02; One night only Waterford HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $5 /Non-resident $10

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Monday, 10/22; One night only New London HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $5 /Non-resident $10

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Wednesday, 10/24; One night only Montville HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $5 /Non-resident $10

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407-The History of Terrorism

This course covers the history of terrorism, beginning with the definition of the word “terrorism” and the early years of modern terrorism, including the Russian left-wing group Narodnaya Volya. We will cover terrorism during the 20th century, touching on the activities of left-wing European and Palestinian groups like the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Baader-Meinhof Group, as well as right-wing groups such as Israel’s Temple Mount Faithful. We will wrap up the course with a discussion of al-Qaeda and the rise of Islamist terrorism in the 21st century. The course will use Bruce Hoffman’s book “Inside Terrorism” and we will watch the Oscar-winning documentary “One Day in September,” which focuses on the hostage situation at the 1972 Olympic Games at Munich. Instructor: C. Wood Begins: Monday, 09/24; 8 weeks Location: New London High School Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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Personal Growth 408-Living an Authentic & Fulfilling Life

This highly interactive workshop, led by a certified life coach will focus on self –discovery and self- expression. What do you really want from your life? How can you learn to recognize the things that keep you stuck? How can you stand in your “power”, vs. seeing yourself as a victim of circumstances? So whether it’s about identifying your true desires, achieving the goals you never seem to get to, enhancing your relationships, and/ or achieving a sense of purpose and meaning in your life---this workshop is for you. Instructor: S. Greenleaf Begins: Monday, 10/15; 2 weeks Location: New London High School Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $59 /Non-resident $64

406-Basic Business Math

Need to refresh your math skills? Calculators don’t solve all the problems. We begin with exercises with Fractions, percentages, Rounding, Basic Algebra and Statistics (mean, mode, median). Get comfortable with numbers again! 3 Sessions - One night only. Instructor: H. Grayson

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Wednesday, 09/27; One night only New London Adult Education 3:00-5:00 pm Resident $60 /Non-resident $65

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Monday, 10/29; One night only New London HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $60 /Non-resident $65

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Tuesday, 10/30; One night only Waterford HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $60 /Non-resident $65

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410-Short Film Production, Marketing & Distribution

Do you love movies? Do you have an idea for a movie to be produced for the theater, TV or online? Learn to use your own camera to make a quality movie. You will receive the tools you need to make your project available on DVD, YouTube, FaceBook, Amazon and/or streaming on your own website. Learn how to promote your project at film festivals and local public access television. One night only. Instructor: D. Ewen Begins: Monday, 11/12; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $30/Non-resident $35

409-Praxis I – Math

This course involves a comprehensive review of math – from basic arithmetic through algebra and geometry. Participants will be provided with classroom support, including feedback about their common mathematical errors. This course is for preparation for the Praxis I Exam. Instructor: C. Llontop Begins: Tuesday, 09/25; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $125 /Non-resident $130

411-Express Yourself – Effective Written Communication

This is a writing series for people seeking to present themselves and communicate more effectively through writing. Strong writing is essential in the current age of the internet; more people than ever use writing to communicate in a wider variety of forums than have ever been available in the past. Whether constrained by the character count of Twitter or challenged by a professional need to write well, whether determined to write a letter of complaint about a defective product or a letter to the editor, whether blogging or writing a report, the ability to write effectively is essential to success. Six writing sessions will address common writing needs including those identified by participants. Instructor: M. Alborghetti Begins: Wednesday, 09/26; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $64 /Non-resident $69

412-Healthy Writing: Addressing Illness and its Aftermath with Words

This is a writing workshop for people living with illness and/or trying to negotiate life during or after treatment. The workshop will help people address the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of living with illness as well as how to re-build a life after illness. Eight classes will be designed to aid participants in expressing their feelings, concerns and observations, as well as their progress, through therapeutic writing. Instructor: M. Alborghetti Begins: Monday, 09/24; 8 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

413-Internet Couponing Workshop Want to save money every time you shop? Learn how to use the internet to make couponing easy, profitable, and fun! In this workshop-style course the instructor will work with participants to get started and progress to more advanced online couponing strategies. Instructor: J. Little Begins: Wednesday, 10/03; 2 weeks Location: Montville HS Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $29 /Non-resident $34

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Sports 503-Horseback Riding: Beginning

500-Hamburg Cove Kayak Tour

Come paddle historic Hamburg Cove tucked into the scenic eastern shore of the Connecticut River. We will catch the tide and paddle up the Eight Mile River, a designated federal wild and scenic river, where we'll enjoy the sights and smells of Autumn. This is an easy tour that does not require previous paddling experience. All equipment is provided for the 2-1/2 hour guided tour. Parking is very limited, and there are no restroom facilities, so please plan ahead and carpool. For more information go to www.ctcoastalkayaking.com, and click on "Maps" and "Tours". The tour starts and ends at the state boat ramp next to the Hamburg Cove Yacht Club. Parking is limited. 2 sessions. Instructor: J. Wylie

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Thursday, 10/18 – One day only Hamburg Cove, Lyme CT 1:00-4:00 pm Resident $105 /Non-resident $110

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Saturday, 10/20 – One day only Hamburg Cove, Lyme CT 1:00-4:00 pm Resident $105 /Non-resident $110

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501- Lieutenant River Kayak Tour

Explore tranquil waters and bucolic landscapes along the Lieutenant River often celebrated by Old Lyme artists. Enjoy brilliant fall colors mirrored in dark waters, and sample wild rice as flocks of geese wing their way south. This is an easy tour that does not require previous paddling experience. We use stable kayaks perfect for this small, meandering river and marsh. All equipment is provided, along with basic instruction and a 2-1/2 hour guided tour. For more information see "Maps" or "Tours" at www. ctcoastalkayaking.com. 2 Sessions. Instructor: J. Wylie

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Saturday, 10/06One day only Lieutenant River, Old Lyme 1:00-4:00 pm Resident $105 /Non-resident $110

Basic instruction will be given on the skill of horsemanship and horse care. This class is for beginners who have little or no experience in riding. Riding instructions will focus on balance and basic mechanics of riding. Students will also learn to groom, tack up and take basic care of their horses. Learn to ride English or Western. Participants should wear heeled shoes, boots are preferred. Riding helmets are provided by the instructor. All classes will be held at Outback Stables, 538 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT. 2 Sessions.

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Tuesday, 09/18; 6 weeks Outback Stables – Ledyard, CT 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $150 /Non-resident $155

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Wednesday, 09/19; 6 weeks Outback Stables Ledyard, CT 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $150 /Non-resident $155

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Sunday, 10/21One day only Lieutenant River, Old Lyme 1:00-4:00 pm Resident $105 /Non-resident $110

502-Football 101: Women’s Edition

Learn Football from someone who comes from a Football Family…This course is for the woman who wants to enjoy football just as much as the man in her life. Starting with the basic rules, this course will cover every detail of America’s Game. Learn strategies, players, rules, penalties and much more. The class will feature highlight reels for in depth teaching and game analysis, all while snacking on Game Day Treats. Students will also learn how to navigate the world of Fantasy Football. Instructor: E. Mitchell-Richeson Begins: Tuesday 09/25; 6 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $54/Non-resident $59

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Real Estate 1100-Real Estate Principals & Practices

This course covers the major aspects of the real estate industry and prepares you for the state licensing examination. It also provides excellent information for those interested in personal real estate planning and investing. To take the state licensing examination, you must be 18 years of age or older. Class meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings for 24 weeks. The instructor is from the Academy of Professional Education. Begins: Monday & Wednesday, 09/05; 12 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:00-9:00pm Cost: Resident $395/ Non-resident $400

Bartending 1200-Professional Bartending with SMART Certification

This professional bartending course includes the state and national SMART (Servers and Managers Alcohol Responsibility Training) certification recognized by the CT Department of Liquor Control and police departments. Servers of alcohol are taught to serve responsibly, how to spot signs of intoxication, and how to respond appropriately. Instruction focuses on opening and closing procedures, product knowledge, speed of preparation, and people skills. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be qualified to work in any environment that serves liquor, including restaurants, clubs, hotels, and catering companies. Students receive a certificate of completion and the SMART certification. Students must be 18 years old or older. No real alcohol is used. Instructor:  P. Rich Begins: Wednesday, 10/03; 5 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:00-9:00pm Cost: Resident $250/Non-resident $255

1201-SMART Certification for Alcohol Servers

SMART training is a 3-hour certification course developed by those in the hospitality industry for the hospitality industry. Participants will learn how to identify signs of intoxication using the traffic light system as well as learning CT’s liquor rules, regulations, and laws. This course has an intense focus on checking ID’s properly and identifying underage drinking. Instructor:  P. Rich Begins: Wednesday, 10/3; One night only Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:00-9:00pm Cost: Resident $55/Non-resident $60

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Health & Wellness

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601-EMT Training: Initial EMT Basic Training (160-hour course)

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This intensive program is designed to provide a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. It will allow you to better understand signs, symptoms and emergency care. An anatomical and body system approach to physical exams will link conditions to assessment findings. This course will give you knowledge of the presentation of common medical conditions and traumatic injuries encountered in the pre-hospital environment. You will learn how to provide the most efficient and effective emergency care. A textbook is required for this couse – “Emergency Care, 12th Edition – Daniel J. Limmer, Author. Classes are held Monday & Thursday nights, and two Saturdays a month. Graduates of this program will satisfy licensure requirements from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as well as the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Service. Begins: Thursday, 09/06; 15 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $900/Non-resident $900

AL TECH

607-Family and Personal Disaster Preparedness Planning

Roughly 36% of all Americans have a Disaster Plan in place for themselves, their families and pets. This course will assist you in preparing a plan for any pending disaster, be it a natural, manmade or technological. This class will answer the questions - What steps do I take prior to a disaster? What items should I have available for Home Emergencies or in your car for a Car Survival Kit? And more…Let this course help keep you and your family & pets safe in the event of a disaster. 2 sessions. One day only. Instructor: Emergency Training Services

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Thursday, 09/27; One day only New London Adult Education 3:00-5:00 pm Resident $25 /Non-resident $30

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Thursday, 10/11; One day only New London Adult Education 3:00-5:00 pm Resident $25 /Non-resident $30

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600-CPR With Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & Standard First Aid

This course will teach you how to recognize and treat lifethreatening emergencies, cardiac arrest, and choking in adults and children 8 years or older. Defibrillator and infant training will also be taught. First aid training helps save lives, whether on the job, in your home, or in the community. First aid is the immediate help given to a victim of injury or medical emergency by a bystander until appropriate medical help arrives. This program meets OSHA requirement standards for emergency care training in the work place. A National Safety Council Certification will be presented upon completion of this course. Instructor: Emergency Training Services Begins: Saturday, 09/22; One day only Location: New London Adult Education Time: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Cost: Resident $79 /Non-resident $84


Health & Wellness 603-AHA Heart Saver CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) If a family member, friend or infant in your care had a cardiac or choking emergency in your presence, could you recognize the signs and respond quickly and appropriately? This class teaches the public how to perform CPR, use the AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and clear a blocked airway obstruction for adults, children, and infants. Plan to spend 3 hours learning and practicing the skills necessary to save a life. Wear comfortable clothing and bring something to kneel on as this is a hands-on class. Doug LoPresti and Colleen Atkinson, local EMTs, will teach you everything you need to know to provide quality care during a cardiac or choking emergency. American Heart Association Two Year Certificate will be given upon successful completion of the class. 3 Sessions - One night only. Instructors: D. LoPresti/ C. Atkinson Begins: Thursday, 11/01 One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

602-Babysitting Lessons & Safety Training (BLAST)

BLAST was developed by theamerican Academy of Pediatrics and Emergency Care and Safety Institute to educate children of the responsibilities of being a babysitter. This course is designed for children ages 13 -16, their parents, and parents looking to hire a babysitter. The BLAST program can prepare children to interview for a babysitting job and to select safe and suitable games and activities. The BLAST course is exciting and interactive, providing extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and fundamentals of childcare. 3 Sessions – one day only. Instructor: Emergency Training Services Begins: Saturday, 10/20; One night only Location: New London Adult Education Time: 12:00-4:00 pm Cost: Resident $40 /Non-resident $45

604-Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

Injuries are the number one health problem for children under age 14. This program is designed to provide immediate care to a child who is injured or experiences sudden illness. Besides first aid, this program also emphasizes prevention, which is better than simply giving first aid. This course meets the state requirements for Child Day Care staff, a National Safety Council. A 2-Year Certification is awarded upon completion. One day only. Instructor: Emergency Training Services Begins: Saturday, 10/06 – One day only Location: New London Adult Education Time: 8:30 am-4:00 pm Cost: Resident $75 /Non-resident $80

606-Pediatric First Aid

If a family member, child, or infant in your care had a choking, cardiac, or first aid emergency in your presence, would you know what to do? Plan to spend three hours learning and practicing the skills necessary to treat injuries and illness and even save a life. This class is a must for parents, grandparents, teachers, camp counselors, babysitters and anyone else who has children or infants in their lives. Meets all Connecticut State requirements for professional child care and awards a 2-year AHA Certificate upon completion. One night only. Instructors: D. LoPresti/C. Atkinson Begins: Thursday, 10/04 – One night only Location: Old Lyme Middle School Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

605-Emergency Medical Responder The EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) provides immediate lifesaving care for critical patients who become suddenly ill or injured outside of the hospital. They perform basic interventions with minimal equipment and are the first responders at the scene and the link to the transporting service. This program meets the requirements for certification by the Connecticut Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). Instructor: Emergency Training Services Begins: Monday, 09/04 - 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $475/Non-resident $475

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Pet Essentials 700-Basic Canine Command Course

This is a basic canine command class. The instructor will teach attention exercises, such as “sit, down, stay, come,” loose leash walking, leave it, and settle exercises. This class will also cover body language, and how dogs communicate. The first class is without your dog to cover other material. Instructor: B. Maurice - All Bright Canines Begins: Tuesday, 09/04; 6 weeks Location: All Bright Canines Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Cost: Resident $120 /Non-resident $125

701-Canine Body Language

Want to learn how dogs communicate? Would you like to know what your dog is telling you or other dogs. This class is designed for owners to learn about canine communication so they can keep their dogs, or even their children safe while interacting with dogs. This course will touch on dog to dog communication as well as dog and human communication in order to safe guard against bites. One night only. Instructor: B. Maurice - All Bright Canines

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Begins: Tuesday, 09/04; One night only Location: All Bright Canines Time: 7:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $25/Non-resident $30

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Saturday, 09/08; One night only All Bright Canines 9:00-10:00 am Resident $25/Non-resident $30

Languages 800-Beginning American Sign Language

Explore the world of manual communication. Learn the alphabet, how to finger spell, and much more. American Sign Language is a language of beauty, rich with concepts, meaning and culture. 2 Sessions. Instructor: D. Haggerty

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Tuesday, 09/25; 8 weeks Waterford HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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702-Pet First Aid

This unique course is ideal for all pet owners and pet caregivers. “Pet First Aid and Disaster Response” covers common health and safety related issues, CPR, first aid basics, when to seek professional care, and disaster planning steps for proper care of pets. 3 Sessions – One night only. Instructor: Emergency Training Services

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Saturday, 10/20 One day only New London Adult Education 8:00 am-12:00 pm Resident $45 /Non-resident $50

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Wednesday, 11/7 One night only Montville HS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $45 /Non-resident $50

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801-Advanced American Sign Language

Continue learning American Sign Language. This class is for those who have taken the beginner level and have an understanding of sign language. 2 Sessions. Instructor: D. Haggerty Begins: Thursday, 09/27; 8 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $79 /Non-resident $84


Languages 803-Spanish for the Beginner

Do you want to begin to learn Spanish? Our beginner class will help students speak, listen, read and write Spanish. Have fun while visual prompts will assist in acquiring language for daily living. There is a textbook fee of $20. Instructor: L. Boest Begins: Thursday, 09/27; 8 Weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $89/Non-resident $94

802-Spanish: Intermediate Level

This course is a continuation of Spanish for Beginners and will expand your basic knowledge of the Spanish language. Have fun while learning the pronunciation of a new dialogue and popular expressions. Instructor: L. Boest Begins: Monday, 09/24; 8 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $89/Non-resident $94

805-Spanish for Public Safety Employees

This course is designed to help English-speaking public safety personnel who work among Hispanics, but who have little or no command of spoken Spanish. Rather than concentrating on rules of grammar and memorization of verbs, we will concentrate on useful vocabulary and phrases for making oneself understood in Spanish, and for understanding others. This class is designed for Police, Fire, Emergency Responders and other Public Safety professionals. Instructor: C. Aguilar Begins: Monday, 09/24; 6 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 5:00-6:30 pm Cost: Resident $69/Non-resident $74

806-Italian Beginning Level

Learn Italian with a skilled bilingual instructor! Oral drills will encourage the beginner to develop speaking and listening skills. We will introduce practical vocabulary and expressions, and go over real travel situations and cultural differences. There is a textbook fee of $20. Instructor: M. Gjino Begins: Monday, 09/24; 8 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $89/Non-resident $94

810-Italian Intermediate Level

This course is a continuation for students who have taken Italian I and have a basic knowledge of the Italian language. Have fun while learning to start and conclude a conversation and pronunciation of everyday dialogues. Instructor: M. Gjino Begins: Tuesday, 09/25; 8 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $89/Non-resident $94

804-French for Beginners

This course is ideal if you are planning a trip to Paris or to any francophone city, if you are hosting for Frenchspeaking friends or relatives at your house or office, or if you want to do small talk with French-speaking people beyond “bonjour”. Instructor: C. Aguilar Begins: Tuesday, 09/25; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 5:00-6:30 pm Cost: Resident $69/Non-resident $74

Fall Registration & Testing Schedule Day time Registration & Testing: Week of August 27th 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Night time Registration & Testing: August 27, 28, and 29th 6:00-8:00 pm

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Technology 1001-The Digital World, Computers & You This is an entry level computer course designed to help those who are facing an increasingly digital world. Students will become comfortable with essential computer operating skills. In addition to using the latest Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft Word and Excel will be introduced. Much of the fear and confusion associated with computers will become a thing of the past! Some familiarity with computers is helpful, but not required. Instructor: Ed Trzcinski Begins: Monday, 09/24; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Cost: Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

1000-Computers in Spanish

We offer basic or intermediate computer classes for those students whose native language is Spanish. These classes meet one night a week for 6 weeks. Our Spanish-speaking instructor will touch upon computer terminology, components of the computer, organizing the hard drive, managing files and folders, formatting techniques, and much more. Using the Windows 7 operating system, students will easily and quickly learn to get the full benefit of using the computer. Instructor: M. Minaya Begins: Monday, 09/17; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

1003-Social Media for Small Business

Social Media is a fun, exciting and innovative way to market your business, and build a constituency that really knows you. This class will show you the way to utilize Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare to Market yourself and your business. One night only. I nstructor: Begins: Location: Time: Cost:

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B. Lipsche Tuesday, 10/02; One night only New London Adult Education 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $39/Non-resident $44

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1002-iLife

This hands-on class introduces students to the essential features of iLife ’11. iLife ’11 is a suite of digital authoring tools that comes with every Mac: iPhoto, iMovie,GarageBand, and iCloud. With iLife ’11, you will learn to create media-rich digital projects and share them. We will also go over iTunes and how to connect ipods and ipads. We will be using Apple’s Lion OS. We will review the Lion in class. If time allows we will explore iWork as well. Come bring your Apple questions. Instructor: M. Savoie Begins: Wednesday, 09/26; 6 weeks Location: Montville HS Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $74 /Non-resident $79


Music Classes 900-Beginner & Intermediate Guitar Lessons

901-Songwriting

This class is a creative approach to songwriting for all levels. Analysis of styles, forms and elements of lyrics, melody and harmony will be discussed. Group critique, as well as class collaboration and individual projects are included. Student should feel free to bring in their own songs. Instructor: D. Cash Begins: Tuesday, 09/25; 6 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $99 /Non-resident $104

Beginners learn the basic right and left-hand techniques including chords, strums, and single note patterns, as well as easy songs. Written and ear approaches will be used. At the intermediate level, students will improve their current level of playing and advance into new areas of neck. Theory and lead guitar will be introduced in a variety of styles. Students must have their own guitar (small amplifier for electrics), and a personal recording device is recommended. Instructor: D. Cash Begins: Wednesday, 09/26; 6 weeks Location: Montville HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $99 /Non-resident $104

903-Just Once Guitar

902-Just Once Piano

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it too difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment. This crash course will give you basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs. Instructor: F. Quinn Begins: Saturday, 11/03; One day only Location: New London Adult Education Time: 1:00-3:30 pm Cost: Resident $59 /Non-resident $64

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 you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. “As seen on the PBS Television program - “Piano in a Flash.” Fee includes the workbook. One day only. Instructor: F. Quinn Begins: Saturday, 11/03; One day only Location: New London Adult Education Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: Resident $59 /Non-resident $64

Do you have expertise in a particular subject area? Would you like to share your knowledge and get paid for it? If the answer to both these questions is yes, then YOU could be an instructor in our Enrichment Program. We accept course proposals on an on-going basis, so if you have a fabulous idea for a course, just fill out this form and mail it in or email it to cherrickm@newlondon.org: Course Title:_ ________________________________________________________________________ Your Name:__________________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip:_______________________________________________________________________ Phone (day):___________________________ Phone (evening)_ ________________________________ Email:______________________________________________________________________________ Course Description:____________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Your information/credentials:_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

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Mind & Body 1300-An Introduction to a Course in Miracles

Have you heard about “A Course in Miracles”?  Would you like to know more about it?  The purpose of this class is to introduce the fundamental principles of A Course in Miracles (ACIM).  ACIM is a spiritual, but not religious book that teaches us that love, joy, and peace are our birthright and available to us in every moment.  The only obstacles that separate us from our peace are our thoughts of judgment and attack.  When we learn how to remove these obstacles, all that remains is love.  Through exercises and discussions in class, as well as daily lessons that you will do on your own, this class will show how the world changes when we change our minds about the world.  Instructor:  C. Roberts Begins: Tuesday, 10/16; 3 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00pm Cost: Resident $44/Non-resident $49

1301-Introduction to Angels

This class is a delightful introduction to the world of angels. Who are they and how can they help us? Who are the archangels and guardian angels? Learn how to communicate with your angels and give yourself and others a reading through the use of angel oracle cards. The cost of $16 for “Healing with the Angels” oracle cards will be paid directly to the instructor. Instructor:  C. Augustyn Begins: Thursday, 10/18; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:30-8:30pm Cost: Resident $25 /Non-resident $30

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1302-Community in Spirit -Ghost Tours of Australia

Ghost tours of Australia are very interactive experiences. They range from 3-5 hours long, include dinner and oftentimes groups explore haunted terrains in the comfort of a hearse! All these factors provide for a more intimate setting than the familiar tours through a graveyard or other haunted location. In this 1-night lecture, multiple Australian ghost tour companies will be presented with their fun focus on community – both the living and the dead. Attendees are invited to bring a snack or dinner while engaging in how the sense of community affects our belief – or suspension of belief – into the world of the paranormal.   Instructor:  C. Kullstroem Begins: Monday, 09/24; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 7:00-9:00pm Cost: Resident $10/Non-resident $15

1303-After Death Communication

Have you felt the presence of someone who has passed? What are the prevalent signs and messages that Deceased Loved ones send to us? What can a near death experience teach us about the afterlife? These questions and more will be discussed and explored. Instructor:  C. Augustyn Begins: Thursday, 11/01; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:30-8:30pm Cost: Resident $25/Non-resident $30

1304-Learn the Spiritual Art of Written Prayer

This writing series is for people who want to initiate or spiritually deepen their communication through writing. Six 90-minute sessions will lead participants to explore and express their spirituality through writing letters and prayers. The series will also examine historical figures who have “written” to or about God both in scripture and other works. Each session will bring participants to a deeper understanding of what their spirituality means to them and how they can best communicate with the Divine. Instructor:  M. Alborghetti Begins: Tuesday, 09/25;One night only Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-8:30pm Cost: Resident $64/Non-resident $69


Online Learning Education 2 Go Instructor-Facilitated Online Learning Courses The ed2go network consists of more than 1,800 top colleges, universities, and other organizations. We offer you hundreds of engaging online courses, covering every topic from Medical Billing & Coding to Web Design, and more! Each course comes equipped with a patient and caring instructor, lively discussions with your fellow students, and plenty of practical information that you can put to immediate use. Our instructors include some of the most well-known and trusted names in online education, and our dedication to customer service is second to none. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you! You can take all of our courses from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient to you. A new section of each course starts monthly. All courses run for six weeks and are composed of 12 lessons, representing 24 hours of instruction. After 6 weeks are up, you can register for another class if you want to - the cost for each class is from $89. You can ask questions and give or receive advice at any time during the course. Upon successful completion, you will be able to download a certificate of completion. Just go to: www.ed2go.com, and choose a demo to begin your educational journey! For more information, contact Felicia Bullock at (860)437-2385.

Here is a sampling of some of our most popular courses: Teaching Smarter with SMART Boards

SMART Boards are revolutionizing today’s classroom. Using these exciting interactive whiteboards, you can create multimedia lessons that engage learners and address their diverse needs. But having SMART Boards in the classroom and knowing how to use them to provide quality instruction are two different things! In this course, you’ll explore the full range of SMART Board features and learn how to use SMART Notebook software to create attention-grabbing lessons blending text, video, and graphics. In addition, you’ll go beyond the bells and whistles and learn the best ways to use SMART Board technology to deepen your content and make your lessons accessible to all learners. And finally, you’ll get some simple troubleshooting tips that will come in handy if your SMART board isn’t acting as smart as it should. Cost: $89

Medical Terminology: A Word Approach

This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of nonmedical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes. Cost: $89

Become a Physical Therapy Aide

Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team while learning all about the human body, specific disorders, and the way physical therapists treat these disorders. You'll get training in physical therapy terminology and communication skills. And by the end of the course, you'll know the legal and ethical issues that are becoming increasingly important for every physical therapy aide to understand. Cost: $95

Accounting Fundamentals

Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you’re interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You’ll learn the basics of doubleentry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You’ll get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. We’ll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you’re a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. Cost: $89

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Online Learning Where Does All My Money Go?

Computer Skills for the Workplace Learn the fundamental computer skills you need to succeed in today's workplace. You'll discover practical applications for email, word processors, spreadsheets, and databases, gaining a working foundation for the critical computer skills you need to survive in the modern job market. Cost: $95

Ever get frustrated that you never seem to get ahead? Find out where your money goes. Make your own choices about where you want it to go. Start to tackle your debt. Learn how to fund your dreams and stop worrying about money. Start to make conscious decisions about spending and saving. Find out where your money goes. Make your own informed choices about where you want it to go. Learn how to fund your dreams and how to save money for everything from emergencies to vacations. If you have ever felt lost about where to start working on your finances, this course is for you. Cost: $89

Conversational Japanese

Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Guided by your native Japanese instructor, you'll learn useful conversational phrases and vocabulary words, while getting a tour of some fascinating spots in Japan. You'll come away with cultural knowledge only an insider has. By the end of this course, you'll not only have basic conversational skills that will enable you to travel around the country easily, but you'll have discovered the heart of Japan! Cost: $89

Medical Coding

Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. We'll discuss how medical coding works in the real world, and then we'll go over the different types of codes you'll need to understand to describe every aspect of a patient's visit and report that information to an insurance company. From there, you'll be ready to begin putting it all into practice. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to becoming a medical coder. Cost: $95

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Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant

Are you interested in a career in the medical field—and are you seeking job security and room for advancement? Here’s your chance to learn all about the exciting job of an administrative medical assistant (AMA). In this course, you’ll explore the many responsibilities of an AMA, from making appointments and handling the front desk to creating a medical chart and verifying patients’ insurance. In addition, you’ll learn to perform check-out tasks including creating a receipt, posting patients’ charges, and filing a medical chart. And finally, you’ll delve into the basics of diagnostic and procedural coding and insurance billing. Cost: $95

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Become a Veterinary Assistant

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This course, taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, will give you the information you need to prepare for work in veterinary hospitals. Learn about vaccinations, flea control, how to deal with an emergency situation involving a pet? This course will answer all these questions and more. You’ll learn about pet nutrition and a variety of health and safety issues. You’ll even learn the facts of life, as it pertains to dogs and cats. Special lessons will target specific aspects of veterinary assistant duties. Did you know that a veterinary assistant needs to dispense medications just like a pharmacist? You’ll learn how to interpret medical prescriptions that look like Greek scribbles to the untrained eye. Even if you are already employed in a veterinary hospital, you will find this course invaluable in helping you understand the reasoning behind decisions and recommendations made by veterinarians. Cost: 89

Creating a Successful Business Plan Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. With the support of your instructor and a network of like-minded students, you’ll work through all of the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first--and most difficult--step on the path to small business success. Cost: 89


Online Learning Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Do you want to save money and prepare home-cooked meals that are fast, easy and so delicious your family won’t even realize they’re healthy? If so, then this is the cooking class for you! Find out just how simple it can be to prepare meals that are both nutritious and delicious. You’ll discover dozens of easy ways to make lowered-fat food taste terrific. You’ll learn a dietitian’s trade secrets for getting in and out of the kitchen quicker, and explore her tricks of the trade for encouraging reluctant family members to eat more healthfully. Get ready to discover over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes for tasty entrees, side dishes, desserts, and garnishes! Cost: $89

Start and Operate your own Home-Based Business

Starting a home-based business is the hottest trend in today’s challenging business environment! Learn how to be your own boss and eliminate the stress of having a job. The benefits of working from home are endless! Earn what you deserve, be independent, have tax deductions, do away with traffic, office politics and more! Learn how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities motivation, discipline, creativity - that you will need to succeed! This class is a great way to start your own business or enhance the one you already have. Cost: 89

Creating Web Pages

Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six week workshop. First, you’ll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor’s patient guidance, you’ll plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables. You’ll also learn critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings, and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies. Cost: 89

Introduction to Java Programming

If you want to learn computer programming but don’t have any prior experience, you’ll enjoy a tour of Java, one of the most widely used computer languages in the world. It’s a breeze to learn in a friendly and supportive environment. Start with the basics of program design and go on to write your own programs and integrate input and output, calculations, decision making, and loops. Build your knowledge and confidence with easy-to-understand examples and plenty of skill-building exercises. So whether you just want to try it out to see if you like it or plan on doing more with Java, this is a great place to start! We’ll use the latest release of Java, from Sun Microsystems, the company that maintains and supports the language. We’ll also use BlueJ, a graphical development environment designed especially for students. Both are free open-source products, and I’ll give you the proper instructions to download them. By the time we’re done, you’ll be comfortable with Java programming and ready for more! Cost: 89

Do you want to make mobile apps that run on iPhone and iPad, as well as on Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone? Sure you do! Do you want to learn five different programming languages? Of course you don’t! Fortunately, you’re about to discover a better way to build apps. In this course, you’ll learn how to imagine, design, build, and optimize a crossplatform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards. The result will be a mobile app that’s fast and runs on just about any smartphone or tablet computer. You’ll also learn some of the most sought-after skills in Web and mobile development, including: •HTML5 and how it’s different from previous versions of HTML. •CSS3, the layout and styling language of the mobile Web. •Scripting with JavaScript and several JavaScript frameworks and techniques such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and AJAX. Plus a whole lot more. Cost: 89

Paralegal Preparation 1

Does working in a law office sound exciting? Would you like to do legal research, help with trial preparation, and be the “right hand” of a busy attorney? If so, consider a career as a paralegal! Careers in the legal field often require many years of training, but paralegals can enter the job market quickly. What’s more, paralegals earn good salaries and have many opportunities for advancement. In addition, a skilled paralegal can do almost all of the jobs a lawyer does. In this course, you’ll discover what paralegals do and find out what you’ll need to know in order to begin your own paralegal career. You’ll start by getting an excellent grounding in legal terminology, contract law, and the tort system. Next, you’ll learn how to perform legal analysis, conduct interviews and investigations, write legal briefs, and prepare for appeals. And finally, you’ll get tips on internships and job-hunting. By the time you’re done, you’ll know if becoming a paralegal is the right career choice for you. In addition, you’ll have the knowledge you need to land an entry-level job or train for a more advanced position. Cost: 149

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Culture on Wheels New York on Your Own - September 15, 2012 or Saturday, April 13, 2013 Take a day and discover all New York has to offer. Visit the World Trade Center Memorial, Times Square, and Central Park, just to name a few places. The day is yours to enjoy. Cost is $55 per person and payment in full is required upon registration. Bus fills fast – register NOW! Foliage Treasures of Central Massachusetts - Saturday, October 6, 2012

You’ll begin the day with a visit to the Museum of Russian Icons and Artifacts in Clinton, Massachusetts. This magnificent museum has a collection of over 500 pieces, the largest of its kind outside of Russia. Then we will enjoy a delicious lunch at The Old Mill in Westminster. After lunch, you’ll visit the Red Apple Farm, where you’ll meet a well-spoken gentleman who shares his family heritage. Enjoy a little shopping spree and receive a special gift made from “grandma’s secret recipe!” Meal choice: Pot Roast or Baked Stuffed Filet of Sole Almandine. Cost is $71-full payment is required. Historical Harlem - Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tour the famous Apollo Theater, the place where so many world famous entertainers made their fame! This special guided tour of the Apollo Theatre is educational, entertaining, and inspirational as it tells the story of the theatre and the legendary people who performed here. A guided riding tour highlights the neighborhood with its famed Gospel Churches and their renowned choirs, lovely homes atop Harlem Heights, the jazz clubs that today line the streets. Hear the stories of how the celebrities got their start. Lunch at the famous Sylvia’s Restaurant is included in the price! Cost is $103 – full payment required upon registration. Boston on Your Own - Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Boston Commons, North End, Freedom Trail, the Museum of Science… so much to discover in Boston. Take the day and explore a part of our history! The cost is $49 per person and payment in full is required upon registration.

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The Sweet Taste of Italy! - Saturday, October 27, 2012

Experience a “Taste of Italy” without needing your passport! We’ll travel to Providence, Rhode Island, and meet a local historian for a 90-minute guided tour of Federal Hill and downtown Providence. After a brief history, you’ll stop at Venda Ravioli, Rhode Island’s Italian grocery store located in the heart of Federal Hill. You’ll find everything you’re looking for when it comes to gourmet pastas, fine Italian foods, olive oil, and more. Lunch is served, with demonstration, at Geppetto’s Pizzeria. Sample a variety of appetizers and entrées, and homemade tiramisu! There will be table-side demonstrations on the techniques of grilling the perfect pizza. The chef will prepare, serve, and answer food-related questions. There is one more stop on your adventure today - it’s a visit to Langworthy Farm Winery, located in Westerly, Rhode Island. Here is where you can enjoy a tasting of several local wines. The cost is $94 per person and a full payment is required upon registration. Radio City Christmas Spectacular Saturday, November 10, 2012

Come relax and experience America’s favorite holiday tradition - The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world-famous Rockettes! The interior of the Music Hall will transform into a magical Christmas canvas with new digital technology featuring a 3D live video game adventure. There will be time for shopping and lunch on your own prior to the 4:00 pm performance. The cost is $115 - full payment upon registration required. A Gilded Age Christmas - Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Gilded Age Christmas at the Vanderbilt Mansion - our guided tour of this gorgeous mansion features Christmas with the Vanderbilts during the Gilded Age. You’ll have a holiday lunch at Elegant Shadows on the Hudson. Then you’re off on a guided tour of FDR’s elegant home built in 1826, it remains as it was when he lived there. Meal choice: Chicken Marsala, Filet of Sole Francaise, or Spinach Lasagna. Cost is $83 – full payment upon registration required.

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Million Dollar Quartet! - Saturday, January 12, 2013 – Bushnell Theater, Hartford

Million Dollar Quartet is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at Million Dollar Quartet! Lunch at the popular Chowder Pot in Hartford is included. Tickets are front orchestra seats. Meal choice: Stuffed Breast of Chicken or Baked Stuffed Scrod. The cost is $130 per person. Atlantic City - Resorts Casino - August 27-29, 2012

Stay at the Resorts Casino Hotel with an inner walkway that connects Resorts, Taj Mahal, and The Showboat casinos. $30 slot and $20 food credit, plus 2 buffet coupons per person. The cost is from $218 pp/double, and a $50 deposit is required upon registration. Virginia Beach & Colonial Williamsburg - April 15-19, 2013

We’re heading south via deluxe motorcoach for sunny Virginia Beach. If you’re looking for fun Virginia Beach has all kinds experience the great Atlantic Ocean, stroll the famous 3-mile boardwalk, wiggle your toes in 35 miles of soft sand. We’ll base ourselves for 4 nights on the beach at The Oceanfront Inn. We’ll tour the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse and Museum, the first lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay built in 1791. We’ll also visit charming Colonial Williamsburg, the restored colonial capital of Virginia. A guided walking tour of historic Williamsburg reveals 18th century life. See trades-people in action, militaryment drilling on the parage grounds, and more! The cost is from $648 per person/twin, and includes deluxe motorcoach, 4-nights hotel, 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, sightseeing and admissions. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more details.


Culture on Wheels Shades of Ireland - October 1-10, 2013

Enjoy an overnight flight to the Emerald Isle, a land renowned for its “forty shades of green” is filled with rolling hills, warm people, stately castles, and rollicking fun. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, and Limerick as this tour introduces Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history, and hospitable culture. A valid U.S. passport is required. The cost is from $2,949 per person double. Don’t miss out! Book now! A travel presentation for this trip will be on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:00 pm at New London Adult Education – Shaw’s Cove Three. Spectacular SOUTH AFRICA - February 21-March 2, 2013

New London Adult Education presents... Spectacular South Africa! The highlights of this fabulous trip begins is Sandton, and continues on to Johannesburg, Soweto, Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Knysna, and more! The cost of this 13-day excursion includes 6 dinners, 5 lunches, and 14 breakfasts. We will provide round trip air from Logan International Airport, air taxes and fees/ surcharges of $150 (subject to increase until paid in full) and hotel transfers. A valid U.S. passport is required. Cost is from $5,149 per person/double. If you book by August 21, 2012, you’ll save $100 per person. Contact Peggy at (860)4372385 to register. Alaska Land & Cruise - June 16-28, 2013

We’ll spend 2 nights in Fairbanks, 1 night in Denali Park, 1 night in Talkeetna, 1 night in Anchorage, and a 7 night cruise aboard the Radiance of the Sea. Travel the Wilderness Express, the glass domed train between Fairbanks & Denali, and Denali to Talkeetna. This is a once in a lifetime trip! The cost is from $3,502 per person double. A travel presentation for this trip will be on Tuesday, September 4th at 3:00pm - New London Adult Education – Shaw’s Cove Three. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more details.

Sunny Spain! - November 3-10, 2012

Norwegian Dawn - November 1-15, 2013

Cruise Boston to Tampa – return airfare and transportation included! We’ll stop in St. Thomas, Antigua, Aruba, Cozumel, and Barbados. Repositioning cruise at a great price!! A valid U.S. passport is required for this trip. The cost is from $1,599 per person double. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more details. Cruise the Pacific Northwest - September 13-22, 2013

Fly to Victoria and cruise the coastline on board the Celebrity Millennium. Airfare is included in this 10-day cruise of the Pacific Northwest. We’ll explore Victoria, Nanaimo, Seattle, San Francisco and Monterey! The cost is from $2,394 per person double. A travel presentation for this trip will be on Tuesday, September 4th at 3:00pm New London Adult Education – Shaw’s Cove Three. Call Peggy at (860)4372385 for more details. Norwegian Breakaway - Cruise Bermuda July 21–July 28, 2013

We’ll spend 7 days on board the brand new Breakaway. Transportation to New York and all meals included with freestyle dining. The ship contains a water park, 3-story sports complex including mini golf and a ropes course with an Adult Only area designed for grown up fun. Open air dining on the Waterfront. Spend three days docked in King’s Wharf, Bermuda. The cost is from $1,538 per person double. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more details.

We’ll travel with World Cultural Tours to experience the splendors of Spain! We depart the U.S. on our overnight flight to Malaga. The cost is from $2,499 per person/double. A valid U.S. passport is required. This 8-day tour includes: • A visit to Malaga, Seville, Cordoba, Granada & Madrid • Round trip airfare • 6-nights accommodations • Luxury motor-coach • Tour manager • Daily breakfast • Welcome and Farewell dinners • Sightseeing per itinerary Sicily! - March 9-16, 2013

Join New London Adult Education to experience enchanting Sicily! This eight day tour includes round trip airfare, 6-nights accommodations, a tour manager throughout, luxury motorcoach, daily breakfasts, sightseeing per itinerary, and air taxes up to $200. You’ll travel to Taormina, Agrigento, Aeolian Islands, Piazza Amerina, Mt. Etna, Syracuse, and more! A valid U.S. passport is required. The cost is from $2,299 per person/ double occupancy. There will be a trip presentation on Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm at New London Adult Education – Shaw’s Cove Three. Transatlantic Cruise from London to Boston – August 30-September 15, 2012

You’ll board a luxury motorcoach to Logan Airport on your way to London. Once in London you’ll sail 15 nights on board the “Brilliance of the Seas” as you visit France, Ireland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands! This cruise is offered only once a year. In the past three years, this cruise sold out over a year in advance. Don’t wait, book now! A valid U.S. passport is required. The cost is from $2,667. Please call Peggy at (860)4372385 for more details.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL ~ English for Speakers of Other Languages: Classes begin September 4th, 2012

Inglés como segundo idioma para personas de distintos lenguajes: Comienza 4 de septiembre 2012

English classes for those whose native language is not English have been provided by New London Adult Education since 1910, helping thousands of adults enter the mainstream of American life. These classes are available year-round and are offered FREE-of-charge.

Las clases de inglés como segundo idioma, para aquellas personas cuya lengua natal no es el inglés, han sido ofrecidas por el programa de Educación de Adultos de New London desde 1910, ayudando a miles de adultos a desarrollarse en el ambiente de la vida americana. Estas clases son ofrecidas todo el año y sin costo alguno.

ESOL Class Schedule at New London Adult Education

Educación de Adultos de New London

Days: • New London Adult Education Three Shaw’s Cove New London, CT 06320 (860)437-2385 Monday~Friday • 8:30-11:30 am

Days: • New London Adult Education Three Shaw’s Cove New London, CT 06320 (860)437-2385 Lunes a viernes • 8:30-11:30 am

Nights • New London Adult Education Three Shaw’s Cove New London, CT 06320 (860)437-2385 Monday~Wednesday • 6:30-9:00 pm

Nights • New London Adult Education Three Shaw’s Cove New London, CT 06320 (860)437-2385 Lunes, martes y miercoles • 6:30-9:00 pm

ESOL Class Schedule at Centro de la Comunidad

Clases de ESOL en Centro de la Comunidad

Days: • 109 Blinman Street New London, CT 06320 (860)442-4463 Monday~Thursday • 8:30am – 12:00 pm FREE Babysitting (Adult Education site only) For children at least three years of age and toilet-trained, supervised care will be provided at New London Adult Education by an experienced child care supervisor. All children must be registered. For more details, please call Norma Velez at (860)437-2385, ext. 112.

Days: • 109 Blinman Street New London, CT 06320 (860)442-4463 Lunes a jueves • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Cuidado de Niños Gratis (solamente en New LondonAdult Educación) El programa de Educación de Adultos en New London ofrece cuidado de niños que tienen que ser registrados, no pueden ser menores de tres años y tienen que estar entrenados en el uso del baño. Para más detalles vea a la recepcionista ó llama Norma Velez al (860)437-2385.

Adult Basic Education Adult Basic Education classes are for those who are working toward an Adult High School Credit Diploma or a GED. These classes can help improve basic reading, writing, and math skills. Students may prepare for job advancement, vocational training programs, or high school completion classes, as well as develop greater self-confidence and personal satisfaction. These FREE classes are offered days and evenings throughout the year. Instruction is individualized and counseling services are available to students. Please call (860)437-2385 for more information.

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We offer classes in the following:

• English to Speakers of Other Languages • Adult High School Credit Diploma Subjects • Computer Applications • Citizenship • Basic Reading & Math • GED Prep and Testing in English & Spanish

Citizenship Classes

This class is for students wishing to work toward becoming an American citizen. Concepts of local, state, and federal laws, and government will be emphasized. Lessons will stress the procedural steps necessary to become a U.S. citizen. The class is held on the following days: • Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. • Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Beyond ESL~ The Novel Class

The Novel Class is designed to encourage advanced English language learners to explore the English language through books. The class emphasizes comprehension, vocabulary, and pronunciation. There are also periodic writing assignments that focus on comprehension in the following areas: Theme, Setting, and Characterization. Pre-requisite: Reading 187 and the Writing Picture Task. • Thursday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm or • Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Más allá de ESL ~ Lectura de Novela

La Clase de Novela es diseñada para motivar a las personas de Ingles avanzado que deseen explorer el lenguaje Ingles a través de la lectura de libros. La clase enfatiza comprension, vocabulario, y pronunciación. Tambien hay periodicos de asignación que se enfocan en comprensión de las siguientes áreas: Tema, Lugar, y Caracterización. Pre-reguisito: Reading 187 and Writing Picture Task • Jueves, 12:00 - 2:00 pm ó • Jueves, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

www.newlondonadulted.org • Fall 2012


General Educational Development (GED) The GED course is an intensive, 16-week review session conducted for those who need to prepare for the GED examination. Traditional classroom instruction is provided in English, social studies, math, literature, and science to review for the seven-hour high school equivalency examination. REGISTER NOW!!

Prepare NOW for the GED test Don’t delay - A new GED test will be implemented in 2014!

GED Prep (in English or Spanish) New London Adult Education, Shaw’s Cove Three (860)437-2385

• Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Monday through Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Begins September 4th , 2012

Centro de la Comunidad, 109 Blinman Street (860)442-4463

• martes, miércoles y viernes - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Comienza 4 de septiembre 2012

The GED Examination The GED exam is given monthly to individuals who are at least 17 years of age and have been officially withdrawn from school for a minimum of six months. A withdrawal document with parental signature is needed for all 17 and 18 year olds. There is a $13 fee for all who are 21 years and older.

GED Testing Accommodations Accommodations of the GED test are available for qualified individuals with a disability. For more information, please contact María Pukas or Karen O’Connell at (860)437-2385; or contact Mr. Ajit Gopalakrishnan, CT State Department of Education, at (860)807-2125.

About the GED Examination

The GED examination is a battery of five (5) comprehensive tests designed to measure, as directly as possible, the major generalizations, ideas, and intellectual skills that are the outcome of four years of formal high school study. The entire test battery takes 7 hours and 15 minutes to complete. A brief description of each of the sub-tests follows. Language Arts - Writing: This test consists of two parts. Part I requires you to recognize or correct errors, revise sentences or passages, or shift constructions in the four areas of organization, sentence structure, usage, and mechanics (capitalization, punctuation, and spelling). The types of letters and memos you would normally write are likely to be included. Informational texts from business-related documents will be used. In Part II you will have to write a well-developed essay on a topic familiar to most adults. You will be asked to have an audience and a purpose in mind for the essay. You will write in a real life context and adopt a role. You will be asked to generate (produce) ideas, express them clearly, organize the ideas, and connect them appropriately. Social Studies: This test looks at history in terms of critical points in time and clusters (groups) of historical periods. Psychology, the science of behavior, is not a separate content area, but it is included in social studies areas. More emphasis is placed on U.S. and world history and civics and government. Science: The science test is based on the National Science Education Standards (NSES). It emphasizes scientific understandings and places special emphasis on the environment and on health questions. Science education focuses on the activities or ways in which people use science in their daily lives. Language Arts - Reading: This test asks you to read literary text and to show that you can comprehend, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate concepts. In addition, the test asks you to read and comprehend nonfiction prose including informational texts (such as job benefits or letters to the editor typical in daily living), literary nonfiction, texts based on viewing components, and business documents. Mathematics: The mathematics test consists mainly of word problems to be solved. Therefore, you must be able to combine your ability to perform computations with problem-solving skills. Fifty percent of the problems will require the use of a special calculator provided at the test site, and fifty percent of the questions will not permit the use of a calculator. Alternate formats are especially important on this test. The calculator use is intended to eliminate the tediousness of making complex calculations in realistic, everyday settings.

GED Examination Dates and Deadlines for 2012 Exam Date Registration Deadline September 10, 11, 12.......................August 22 October 15, 16, 17..................... September 27 November 5, 6, 7........................... October 18 December 3, 4, 5*......................November 15 January 7, 8, 9............................ December ** *Spanish and English test date

Exam Date Registration Deadline February 4, 5, 6.............................. January ** March 4, 5, 6................................ February ** April 8, 9, 10......................................March ** May 6, 7, 8*.......................................... April ** June 3, 4, 5............................................ May ** ** dates currently unavailable

Important – Please call the Guidance Counselor at (860)437-2385 to register for the GED exam.

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Adult High School Credit Diploma Program The New London Board of Education has made available a New London Adult High School Diploma to residents who meet certain requirements. The work done is equivalent to that required at New London High School. Day and evening classes will be held at Three Shaw’s Cove, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. • Persons eligible for the program must be at least 17 years of age and officially withdrawn from school. (Students under the age of 18 must present a withdrawal document with a parental/guardian signature). This includes Adult High School Credit Diploma and GED students. • To enroll in the Adult High School Credit Diploma program, the student must reside in New London, Waterford, Montville, or LymeOld Lyme. • Anyone may enroll in the programs providing instruction for the GED, Adult Basic Education, or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Credits are conferred for the completion of classes. Credits may also be awarded for documented work, occupational, volunteer, and military experiences. The program requires satisfactory completion of the following: 4 credits in English, 2 credits in Vocational Education, Art, and technology, 3 credits in Mathematics, 3 credits in Science, 3 credits in Social Studies (1 credit must be in U.S. History and 1 credit in Government), and 6 elective credits.

Adult High School Credit Diploma Class Schedule (this schedule is for night classes only; come in for more information on day classes)

English

Designed for high school credit. Course designed to cover the basics of grammar, writing, speaking, and literature. • Wednesday, 6-9 pm • Starts September 5th • New London Adult Education

U.S. History

Topics cover a range of important areas from the Colonial Period in U.S. History to Contemporary Issues. • Wednesday, 6-9 pm • Starts September 5th • New London Adult Education

Government

Topics covered in this class cover foundations of U.S. government, the Constitution, and branches of government. • Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. • Starts September 4th • New London Adult Education

Computer Skills

An introductory computer applications course designed to introduce and/or review the basic computer applications programs widely used in industry. Applications covered are MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Basic computer literacy topics are also covered as needed. • Monday, 6-9 p.m. • Starts September 10th • New London Adult Education

Courses for Montville Adult Education

Michael Penella – Diploma Program Director (860)848-8265 Annette Barber – Adult Education Secretary (860)848-8265 Academic Program Information • Programs at Montville Adult Education are designed to meet the needs of Montville adults desiring their high school diploma. Classes are offered in Business Math, Math II, English, Literature, Science, U.S. History, and Contemporary Issues. Courses are taught by dedicated, caring teachers in small classes with individual attention. All classes meet at Montville High School and are FREE. Contact the Program Director at (860)848-8265. Your class schedule and courses will be tailored to your needs. Adult High School Credit Diploma • Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Classes are from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and run for sixteen (16) weeks. General Information • Montville Adult Education is in a joint partnership with New London Adult Education; courses in Adult Basic Education (ABE), Citizenship, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) will be offered at New London Adult and Continuing Education, located at Three Shaw’s Cove in New London. Walk-in Registration & Placement Testing • Registration takes place at Montville Adult Education in the Guidance Department area on August 21, 22, and 23 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Classes begin Monday, August 27, 2012. For more information please call (860) 848-8265.

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 www.newlondonadulted.org •Winter/Spring 2012

General Science

This class is designed for high school credit and covers lecture and lab experiments that deal with the basic principles of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science. • Thursday, 6-9 pm • Starts September 6th • New London Adult Education

Math

This is a multi-level mathematics class covering topics ranging from basic arithmetic through algebra. • Monday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m. • Starts September 6th • New London Adult Education

Film Study

This is an introduction to cinema. Students will view a variety of motion pictures, discuss content and write short reviews. • Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. • Starts September 4th • New London Adult Education

STAR Reading

This class is designed to aid basic level readers in the necessary reading skills. Phonics, word attack, comprehension, and spelling are stressed. • Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. • Starts September 4th • New London Adult Education

Courses for Waterford and Lyme-Old Lyme

High School Diploma • Many credit classes are available at New London Adult Education, Three Shaw’s Cove. Please call Karen O’Connell, at (860)437-2385, ext. 109, for more information. English for Speakers of Other Languages • We offer classes in several levels, i.e., Basic, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Students are pre-tested so that they are placed in the appropriate level. General Educational Development (GED) • Instruction for the GED includes Science, Social Studies, Writing, Math, Literature, and the Arts. Location for Classes • All classes meet at New London Adult and Continuing Education, Three Shaw’s Cove, New London, Connecticut. Registration Information • Registration for all classes are to be made in person at New London Adult Education between the hours of 9:00 am - 2:00 pm ~ REGISTER NOW!!


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