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Ser ving Ne w L ondon, Lyme, Old Lyme, Montville, Water ford & Surrounding Areas

Adult & Continuing Education

New London Winter/Spring 2012

Shaw’s Cove Three New London, CT 06320

860-437-2385 www.newlondonadulted.org


General Information Dear Friends: Welcome to our Winter/Spring semester! Our dedicated faculty and staff at New London Adult and Continuing Education are committed to providing excellence in education and customer service. 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. To satisfy your lifelong learning goals, we have added many new courses to our Enrichment Program. 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 at www.newlondonadulted.org for our complete catalog of courses and trips, and to register online. 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 January 2.......................... New Year’s Holiday January 9...................Adult Ed. Classes Begin January 16......Martin Luther King’s Birthday February 20 & 21....................... Winter Break April 6........................................... Good Friday April 9-13................................ Spring Vacation May 28....................................... Memorial Day

GED, Adult Basic Education, and ESOL Classes Begin: January 9, 2012

Credit Diploma Classes Begin: January 9, 2012

Enrichment Classes Begin: The week of February 27, 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.................2-4 Fitness & Recreation.....................5-8 Cooking & Baking............................. 8 Personal Growth..........................9-10 Outdoor Sports................................ 11 Health & Wellness..................... 12-13 Pet Essentials...................................14 Languages....................................14-15 Music Classes...................................16 Computer Classes............................16 Bartending........................................ 17 Real Estate........................................ 17 Mind & Body....................................18 Registration Form...........................19 Culture on Wheels/Events........20-21

Adult Education Mandated Classes English for Speakers of Other Languages........ 22 Adult Basic Education (ABE)............................ 22 Citizenship............................................................ 22 Beyond ESL/Novel Class.................................... 22 General Educational Development (GED)...... 23 GED Test Dates for 2012.................................... 23 Adult High School Credit Diploma................... 24 Waterford & Lyme-Old Lyme Info.................... 24 Montville Adult Education Info......................... 24 Enrichment Class Registration Form................19

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 101-Digital Photo 1

Would you like to know more about photography and use the features of your digital camera? In these workshop-style sessions, you will learn camera troubleshooting in a variety of settings – portraiture, action, still life, and more! Learn the basics of editing and manipulating your digital images using Photoshop. Bring your camera. Instructor: C. Frausini Begins: Wednesday, 02/29; 4 weeks Location: Montville HS Time: 6:00-9:00 Cost: Resident $94/ Non-resident $99

104-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. Instructor: M. Saporito Begins: Tuesday, 04/24; One night only Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $35/ Non-resident $40

105-Knitting for the Beginner

102-Digital Photo 2

Advance your knowledge of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop in Part Two of this fascinating course. Explore portraiture, landscape photography and more. Your photographic questions will be answered. Bring your own camera. Instructor: C. Frausini Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 6:30-9:00 Cost: Resident $94/ Non-resident $99

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. Materials required for the class: 1 pair 10” #5 knitting needles, 1 pair 10” #8 knitting needles, 2 four ounce balls of worsted weight yarn, 2 small stitch holders. Class size is limited; register early! Instructor: C. Crocker Begins: Thursday, 03/01; 6 weeks Location: Shaw’s Cove Three Time: 6:30-8:30 pm pm Cost: Resident $69/ Non-resident $74

103-Quilting:Double Pinwheel

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 you place in class. Please bring your own sewing machine. Instructor: M. Granata Begins: Thursday, 02/16; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Ed. Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $79/ Non-resident $84

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107-Victorian Freeze Dried Rose Wreath

Create this elegant wreath by learning how to design your wreath with real roses, hydrangeas, berries, and assortment of dried flowers. Embellish with lace, pearls, and a choice of ribbon. One night only. A $20 cash materials fee is payable to the instructor on the night of class. For all craft classes please bring a glue gun, glue sticks, and scissors to class. Instructor: R. Versch Begins: Monday, 02/27; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 6:00-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $24/ Non-resident $29

108-Hydrangea Wreath

If you love hydrangeas, then this class is for you. Learn to adorn a 10-inch wreath by adding hydrangea blossoms. Add a bow, and this Victorian wreath will add charm to any room. One night only. A $20 cash materials fee is payable to the instructor on the night of class. For all craft classes please bring a glue gun, glue sticks, and scissors to class. Instructor: R. Versch Begins: Monday, 03/05; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 6:00-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $24/ Non-resident $29

106-Quilting Basics and More

This is a fun and inspiring class for beginners and experienced quilters alike. Starting with a standard 9-patch you will create a multi-faceted design. Students will plan, cut, piece, quilt, and bind a project. The basics of cutting, speed piecing, pressing, and finishing techniques will be explained and demonstrated. Students must bring a sewing machine to class. Instructor: D. Piscatella Begins: Wednesday, 02/29; 6 weeks Location: Montville HS Time: 5:00-7:00 pm Cost: Resident $64/Non-resident $69


Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies 111-Basketweaving

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The love and use of baskets is universal. In this class you will learn the basics of basket-weaving to produce 4 baskets (one per week). There is a materials fee of $40 – payable directly to the instructor on the first night of class. Additional basket kits will be available at $10 each. Instructor: N. Potter Begins: Tuesday, 03/13; 4 weeks Location: Shaw’s Cove Three Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $39/ Non-resident $44

112-Zentangle®

109-Spring Basket Arrangement

Learn the technique of floral arranging with silk and fresh flowers. Then you will arrange a basket filled with an assortment of silk flowers to create a centerpiece just in time for Spring. One night only. A $20 cash materials fee is payable to the instructor on the night of class. For all craft classes please bring a glue gun, glue sticks, and scissors to class. Instructor: R. Versch Begins: Monday, 03/12; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 6:00-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $24/ Non-resident $29

110-Stencil and Sponge-painting

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Here is a way to save lots of money. If you need a new, inexpensive way to change a room, learn how to stencil borders for your walls and spongepainting! Unlike wallpaper that will cost you hundreds of dollars, spongepainting will cost you the price of a gallon of paint. At the end of class you will sponge-paint and stencil a wooden box filled with potpourri. One night only. A $15 cash materials fee is payable to the instructor on the night of class. Please bring a medium sized stencil brush to class. Instructor: R. Versch Begins: Monday, 04/02; One night only Location: New London HS Time: 6:00-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $24/ Non-resident $29

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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. Instructor: C. Dunn Begins: Thursday, 03/01; 8 weeks Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $74/ Non-resident $79

113-Porch and Patio Pizzazz

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Learn to use bold foliage and color to really make your containers pop! Plant up a pot to put some pizzazz on your front porch or by your pool. We will combine tropical plants with annuals and foliage to really punch up your containers. There is a materials fee for planters and plants – many to choose from. Instructor: Smith’s Acres Begins: Thursday, 06/14; One day only Location: Smith’s Acres - Niantic Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $15/ Non-resident $20

114-Mixed Hanging Baskets

Design and plant a 12” mixed hanging basket. Sun or shade – using your favorite colors, the basket will be your own special creation. We will hand it in our greenhouse and grow it for you. The basket will be ready the week before Mother’s Day. Perhaps plant one for yourself, and one to give as a gift? 2 sessions. Instructor: Smith’s Acres

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Thursday, 03/22; One day only Smith’s Acres - Niantic 6:00-8:00 pm Resident $40/ Non-resident $45

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Tuesday, 04/03; One day only Smith’s Acres - Niantic 6:00-8:00 pm Resident $40/ Non-resident $45

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115-Strawberry Herb Jar

Fresh herbs are such a wonderful addition to your cooking. Choose any strawberry jar that suits your fancy, and we’ll pot it up with your favorite herbs! This is a “hands on” workshop. You will take your completed strawberry jar home with you. Fee includes soil and fertilizer, with an additional fee for the planter, and herbs. 2 sessions. Instructor: Smith’s Acres

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Wednesday, 04/18; One day only Smith’s Acres - Niantic 6:00-8:00 pm Resident $15/ Non-resident $20

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Thursday, 04/26; One day only Smith’s Acres - Niantic 6:00-8:00 pm Resident $15/ Non-resident $20

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Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies 116-Window Boxes

Tired of the same old geraniums and vinca vine in your window boxes? We will design and plant window boxes with flair! In this “hands on” workshop we will select plants that will thrive in your location. Sun or shade – we can come up with something that will WOW your neighbors. Fee includes soil and fertilizer, with an additional fee for plants and window boxes. Instructor: Smith’s Acres

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Thursday, 05/17; One day only Smith’s Acres - Niantic 6:00-8:00 pm Resident $15/ Non-resident $20

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Wednesday, 05/23; One day only Smith’s Acres - Niantic 6:00-8:00 pm Resident $15/ Non-resident $20

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Learn how to create raised bed square foot gardens, as shown in Mel Bartholomew’s books. This intensive growing method yields bushels of produce in a space as small as 3’ x 4’! Easy and fun to plant and design, and no weeds! A full-sized model of the bed and grid will be shown so you will see just how simple it is. Instructor: L. Turner Smith’s Acres Begins: Friday, 03/30; One day only Location: Smith’s Acres Niantic Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: $30

119-Choose and Use Color & Texture in the Garden

So you picked out some must-have flowers at the garden center, and now you’re just not sure where to plant them… We’ll give you some ideas and design concepts that will help you create a shopping list and planting plan before you buy, or help you place spontaneous purchases. Included will be a simple chart with bloom times for each color range, and ideas for designing with shrubs to complement your perennials. Instructor: L. Turner - Smith’s Acres Begins: Friday, 05/18; One day only Location: Smith’s Acres - Niantic Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: $30

120-Flower Maintenance, Annuals & Perennials

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Want to save money every time you shop? Learn how to use the internet to make couponing easy, profitable, and fun! 2-night class. Instructor: Begins: Location: Time: Cost:

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Confused about dead-heading, watering, mulching, or fertilizing? Don’t know when to prune your hydrangea? This will be a hands-on workshop at the garden center where you can try the techniques right on the plants. Samples of mulches and fertilizers and discussion of their best uses will help you choose the right products to keep your gardens fresh all season. Instructor: L. Turner - Smith’s Acres Begins: Tuesday, 05/22; One day only Location: Smith’s Acres - Niantic Time: 6:00-8 :00 pm Cost: $30

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It’s exciting, easy and economical! Grow your own plants from seed – from tomatoes to marigolds. If you’ve tried before and failed, or have never done it, then this is your opportunity to learn foolproof methods for guaranteed success. You’ll get a tray with cell packs, soil and a variety of seeds to row 36 of your very own plants! Instructor: L. Turner - Smith’s Acres Begins: Friday, 03/23; One day only Location: Smith’s Acres - Niantic Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: $30

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118-Square Foot Gardening

J. Little Monday, 03/05; 2 weeks New London HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $29/Non-resident $34


Fitness & Recreation 200-Youth Golf Lessons

212-Learning the Fundamentals of Golf

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. 5 Sessions. Instructor: C. Hedden

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Saturday, 04/07; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 10:00-11:00 am Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Sunday, 04/15; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 10:00-11:00 am Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Saturday, 06/02; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 10:00-11:00 am Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Sunday, 06/03; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 10:00-11:00 am Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Sunday, 07/15; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 10:00-11:00 am Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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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. 3 Sessions. Instructor: C. Hedden

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205-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. 4 Sessions. Class size is limited to 10 students. Instructor: C. Hedden

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Wednesday, 04/04; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 5:00-6:00 pm Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Friday, 04/06; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Monday, 04/09; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Tuesday, 05/08; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Monday, 04/09; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 10:00-11:00 am Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Wednesday, 06/06; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Friday, 04/06; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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213-Family Golf Lessons

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This class is for family members. 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

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Saturday, 07/02; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 10:00-11:00 am Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Friday, 07/06; 5 weeks Great Brook Driving Range – Groton, CT 7:00-8:00 pm Resident $109 /Non-resident $114

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Fitness & Recreation 201-Belly Dance for Beginners

Get six-pack abs! Strengthen your core! No crunches! No experience necessary to learn this ancient, feminine dance that is for ALL women – regardless of size, shape, or age. Shimmy and slide as you learn the technique of this oldest dance form. Remember it’s not about the size, weight, or age – it’s about the woman and the dance! Bring water; wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: C. Bellinghieri Begins: Thursday, 03/01; 5 weeks Location: Mashantucket Community Center – Ledyard, CT Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Cost: Resident $44 /Non-resident $49

202-Pilates

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This is a physical conditioning activity involving low-impact exercise and stretching. Pilates builds a strong core and strengthens your spine, while building longer learner muscles. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Instructor: D. Bunce Begins: Monday, 02/27; 8 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Cost: Resident $39 /Non-resident $44

206-Qi Gong, 6 Movements

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Qi Gong is a breathing practice developed thousands of years ago. This introductory class will promote internal harmony by balancing the yin and yang in the body. This results in physical relaxation, mental calmness, and a sense of inner peacefulness. Instructor: Yuehua Begins: Wednesday, 02/28; 8 weeks Location: Montville HS Time: 6:30-7:45 pm Cost: Resident $94 /Non-resident $99

207-Tai Chi, Level 1 (Basic 10 Form)

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, 02/27; 8 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 6:30-7:45 pm Cost: Resident $94 /Non-resident $99

203 & 204-Zumba

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!

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P. Mekkelson Tuesday, 02/28; 8 weeks Waterford HS 7:00-8:00 pm Resident $44 /Non-resident $49

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D. Bunce Wednesday, 02/29; 8 weeks Montville HS 6:30-7:30 pm Resident $44 /Non-resident $49

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208-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, 02/27; 8 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 8:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $94 /Non-resident $99

209-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. This class meets twice per week - Mondays & Wednesdays. Please complete the Water Aerobics Medical History questionnaire before attending class. Instructors: M. Samos/L. Hungerford Begins: Monday, 02/06; multi weeks (see below) Location: Mashantucket Community Center – Ledyard, CT Time: 5:00-6:00 pm Cost: See price chart below No. of Weeks Date Class Begins:

8 10 12

Monday, 03/05 Monday, 02/20 Monday, 02/06

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$94 $115 $140

Non/ Resident

$99 $120 $145

210-Ballroom Dancing: Beginner

This class is designed for the true beginner or those that want to refresh their memories. No need to be shy; this is an easy-going, fun class. Come alone or bring a partner. You will learn to Merengue, Waltz & Rumba. Nonrubber soled shoes required. Instructor: S. Morgan Begins: Thursday, 03/01; 4 weeks Location: Old Lyme Center School Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Cost: Resident $49 /Non-resident $54


Fitness & Recreation 211-Ballroom Dancing: Intermediate

217-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. Strength training exercises have been shown to increase the strength of your muscles, maintain the integrity of your bones, and improve balance, coordination, and mobility. Classes meet twice a week – Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are held at G’s Fitness and Nutrition, 316 Boston Post Road, Waterford. See below for various dates and times.

Intermediate Ballroom Dance is for those who have completed Beginning Ballroom Dance or have some basic ballroom experience. We will review the Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and East Coast Swing. No partners required. Nonrubber soled shoes are required. Instructor: S. Morgan Begins: Thursday, 03/01; 4 weeks Location: Old Lyme Center School Time: 7:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

214-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. Smoothsoled shoes are required. No partner necessary. Instructor: N. Venne Begins: Monday, 02/27; 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

215-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, 02/27; 6 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 8:15-9:00 pm Cost: Resident/Singles $59 OR Non-resident/Singles $64 Cost: Resident/Couples $98 OR Non-resident/ Couples $103

Location: G’s Fitness & Nutrition Cost: Resident $119/Non-resident $124

Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Time: 12:00-12:30 pm

Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 4 weeks Time: 8:00-8:30 am

Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Time: 1:00-1:30 pm

Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 4 weeks Time: 12:00-12:30 pm

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Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 4 weeks Time: 1:00-1:30 pm

Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Time: 6:00-6:30 pm

Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 4 weeks Time: 2:00-2:30 pm

216-Advanced Self Defense (ASD)

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ASD is designed for just about anyone (man or woman) who wants to learn to protect themselves, and their family quickly and effectively, and get fit while doing so. We accept students ages 18 and up – or ages 16 & 17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. You do not need to be in great shape to participate, as we will raise your fitness level throughout the course. You must be willing to work reasonably hard in the areas of conditioning, as well as the techniques and training. This training may someday save your life, or the life of your loved one – we take that seriously! The ASD course is the fastest and finest training that you will find anywhere, and will prepare you for virtually any REAL-LIFE situation you may encounter. Instructor: Optimum Fitness Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 12 weeks Location: Optimum Fitness, 18 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT Time: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am, OR 5:30-7:00 pm Cost: Resident $475 /Non-resident $480

219-Yoga for Mental Wellness

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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: J. Lambert Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 6 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Cost: Residents $49 /Non-resident $54

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Fitness & Recreation 218-Boot Camp Fitness

Real boot camps offer 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 fat, and more. Small group size, max 5 participants, makes it easy to tailor the workout around anyone from an elite athlete or a beginner looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. Classes meet 2 times a week-for a total of 8 sessions. G’s Fitness and Nutrition, Waterford CT. See below for various start dates and times. Location: G’s Fitness & Nutrition Cost: Resident $125/Non-resident $130

Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Time: 6:00-7:00 am

Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Time: 7:00-8:00 am

Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 4 weeks Time: 7:30-8:30 am

Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Time: 8:00-9:00 am

Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 4 weeks Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Begins: Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 4 weeks Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Cooking & Baking 301-Italian Desserts

300-Homestyle Italian Cooking

Novices and experts alike can delight in learning how to prepare authentic home-style cooking from an authentic Italian cook. The Italian cuisine is based on classic, regional recipes and fresh ingredients. The instructor will be sharing recipes she learned while growing up in Italy. A lab fee of $50 is payable in cash only to the instructor on the first night of class. 2 Sessions. Instructor: E. Argento

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Monday, 02/27; 4 weeks New London HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident: $39 /Non-resident $44

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Tuesday, 02/28; 4 weeks Waterford HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident: $39 /Non-resident $44

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Join Elvira Argento as she introduces you to the wonderful world of Italian desserts. This course will teach you how to make Cream Puffs, Coconut Cookies, Italian Cookies, and more! Come join us to sample these wonderful desserts. Space is limited so register early for this tasty class. There is a $30 cash lab fee payable to the instructor on the first night of the class. 2 Sessions. Instructor: E. Argento

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Tuesday, 11/01; 4 weeks Waterford HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $45 /Non-resident $50

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Monday, 10/31; 4 weeks New London HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $45 /Non-resident $50

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302-Filomena’s Mediterranean Pasta Toss!

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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, 02/26; One night only Location: Filomena’s Restaurant Utopia Center, 262 Boston Rd. Waterford, CT 06385 Time: 5:00-8:00 pm Cost: $45


Personal Growth 401-Getting Paid to Talk: Voiceovers

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-athons. 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 audio-visual 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, 03/26 New London HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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Wednesday, 03/21 Montville HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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Thursday, 03/22 Old Lyme MS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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Thursday, 03/29 Old Lyme MS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

404-Project Management

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voiceover work for television, film, radio, audio-books, documentaries and the internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo and how to be successful and earn a great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Begins: Monday, 02/28; One night only Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $29 /Non-resident $34

Content overview: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitor & Control, Closing This course is useful for anyone who wants to become efficient in running projects in their day to day life, professional work or just wanting to add to their skill set. This course will help you learn tools to communicate effectively, manage expectations, negotiate, risk mitigation and time management. This is one skill set that applies across all walks of life and professions. Instructor: J. Awla Begins: Thursday, 03/01; 3 weeks Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

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. Instructor: M.J. Cassidy Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 6 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $170 /Non-resident $175

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, 03/08; 4 weeks Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $74 /Non-resident $79

405-Quality:De-mystifying Success

Content overview: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control This course is relevant for anyone trying to reduce re-work and defects or improve cycle time in any process in their personal or professional lives. This course underscores the importance of quality in every aspect of process. This class will touch on the contemporary practical examples from corporations like Toyota, GE and also our day-to-day life examples. Instructor: J. Awla Begins: Thursday, 03/22; 3 weeks Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

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Personal Growth 408-Great Movie “Dramas”

406-Starting a Small Business

Did you ever wonder if you had it in you to start your own business? Well this 8-week course will help you find out. We’ll do a self-assessment test to find out if you are entrepreneurial material, and then we’ll move on to building a business plan complete with a marketing plan, business logistics, funding, logos, so that at the end of the course you’ll have a complete business and will be able to approach financial institutes for financing. A $35 materials fee is due to the instructor at first class. Instructor: F. Della Ventura, BA, MBA Begins: Tuesday, 03/06; 8 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 6:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $99 /Non-resident $104

407-Forensic Science & Crime in America

Did you ever what goes on behind criminal investigations? Do you have questions about the procedures used in forensic science? Interested in forensic science and CSI procedures? Kenneth Passan is a former Fingerprint Examiner as well as a former Corrections Officer with degrees in Nursing, sociology and criminology, and is the author of “Forensics and the Violent Criminal Mind.” He will teach an 8-session class on topics ranging from forensic photography to serology & toxicology. Instructor: K. Passan Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 8 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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This course will explore eight classic films that tell dramatic stories. 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: Twelve Angry Men, Fail Safe, The Train, Seven Days in May, On the Waterfront, The Hustler, and more! Instructor: Rick Gipstein, Film Enthusiast Begins: Wednesday, 02/29; 8 weeks Location: B.P. Learned Time: 6:30-9:30 pm Cost: Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

410-Investor

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Ever wondered the difference among stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, treasury bills, municipal bonds, etc.? How do these financial instruments relate to you and your fiscal fitness? Well, you can take this class as a starting point for your journey to navigate the jungle of the financial instruments. Learn this and a lot more in a friendly, casual discussionstyle class – one night only. Instructor: J. Awla Begins: Thursday, 04/19; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $30 /Non-resident $35

409-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 currentevents 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, 03/08; One night only Old Lyme MS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $5 /Non-resident $10

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Tuesday, 03/27; One night only Waterford HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $5 /Non-resident $10

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Monday, 04/23; One night only New London HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $5 /Non-resident $10

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Wednesday, 05/02; One night only Montville HS 6:30-8:30 pm Resident $5 /Non-resident $10

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Outdoor Sports 500-Quick Start Your Kayak: Bluff Point State Park

This course will teach you everything you need to know. No previous experience is required, and all equipment is provided. We will spend time practicing all basic strokes and maneuvers on very quiet water. You will also learn how to get in and out of the kayak gracefully, and control your boat in all directions. The goal of the class is to be able to paddle on your own in protected waters safely, confidently, and efficiently. Instructor: J. Wylie Begins: Saturday, 06/02 One day only Location: Bluff Point State Park, Groton Time: 1:00-4:00 pm Cost: Resident $105 /Non-resident $110

501-Tall Ship Kayak Tour: Mystic Seaport

No previous experience is required. All equipment and basic instruction is provided. Have a close encounter of the naval kind by paddling among the historic vessels at Mystic Seaport. Get your picture taken next to a tall ship and learn about the fascinating history of this area. Instructor: J. Wylie Begins: Saturday, 06/24 One day only Location: Mystic Seaport Time: 1:00-4:00 pm Cost: Resident $105 /Non-resident $110

502-Kayak Nature Tour: Bluff Point State Park

No previous experience is required. All equipment and basic instruction is provided. Explore the salt marsh, islands, and river ecosystems. Instructor: J. Wylie Begins: Saturday, 06/09 One day only Location: Bluff Point State Park Time: 1:00-4:00 pm Cost: Resident $105 /Non-resident $110

503-Horseback Riding: Beginning

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, 03/13; 6 weeks Outback Stables – Ledyard, CT 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $150 /Non-resident $155

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Wednesday, 03/14; 6 weeks Outback Stables Ledyard, CT 6:00-7:00 pm Resident $150 /Non-resident $155

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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Health & Wellness 600-CPR/First Aid

This course will teach you how to recognize and treat life-threatening 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. 2 Sessions. Instructor: S. Christina

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Tuesday, 03/13; 2 weeks Waterford HS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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Wednesday, 03/14; 2 weeks Montville HS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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

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 prehospital 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, 01/05; 15 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-9:30 pm Cost: Resident $700/Non-resident $700

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: S. Christina, Emergency Training Services

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Saturday, 03/03; One night only New London Adult Education 8:00-11:00 am Resident $40 /Non-resident $45

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Tuesday, 04/24; One night only Waterford HS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $40 /Non-resident $45

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Wednesday, 04/25; One night only Montville HS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $40 /Non-resident $45


Health & Wellness 603-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

605-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

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Thursday, 03/08 One night only Old Lyme Middle School 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

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Thursday, 03/29 One night only Old Lyme Middle School 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

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Thursday, 04/26 One night only Old Lyme Middle School 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $49 /Non-resident $54

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This class is designed for participants who have never taken an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) class before or are currently certified and need re-certification. This class meets the criteria as set forth by the AHA for treating adults in cardiac arrest and other life-threatening cardiac events. Upon completion of the class you MUST show your CURRENT BLS card in order to receive your ACLS card. 2 Sessions. Instructor: S. Christina Prerequisite: AHA; BLS Certificate can be obtained for an additional $25.00

Session 1: Initial Course Begins: Location: Time: Cost:

Please call (860)437-2385, ext. 106 for dates New London Adult Education 8:00 am-4:00 pm Resident $285 /Non-resident $290

Session 2: Refresher Course Begins: Location: Time: Cost:

Please call (860)437-2385, ext. 106 for dates New London Adult Education 8:00 am-4:00 pm Resident $185 /Non-resident $190

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. 3 Sessions. Instructor: S. Christina

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Saturday, 03/17 – One day only New London Adult Ed. 8:30 am-4:00 pm Resident $75 /Non-resident $80

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Saturday, 02/18 – One day only New London Adult Ed. 8:30 am-4:00 pm Resident $75 /Non-resident $80

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Saturday, 04/21– One day only New London Adult Ed. 8:30 am-4:00 pm Resident $75 /Non-resident $80

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Pet Essentials 700-Basic Canine Command Course

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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. I nstructor: Begins: Location: Time: Cost:

B. Maurice Tuesday, 03/06; 6 weeks VFW– 91 Raymond Hill Road, Montville, CT 6:15-8:00 pm Resident $120 /Non-resident $125

701-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: S. Christina - Emergency Training Services

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Saturday, 03/03 One day only New London Adult Education 12:00-4:00 pm Resident $45 /Non-resident $50

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Tuesday, 04/17 One night only Waterford HS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $45 /Non-resident $50

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Wednesday, 04/18 One night only Montville HS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $45 /Non-resident $50

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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, 02/28; 8 weeks Waterford HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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Wednesday, 02/29; 8 weeks Montville HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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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

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Monday, 02/27; 8 weeks New London HS 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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Thursday, 03/01; 8 weeks New London Adult Education 7:00-9:00 pm Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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Languages 811-Spanish for Beginners

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: S. Tripp Begins: Thursday, 03/01; 8 Weeks Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $89/Non-resident $94

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, 03/01; 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, 02/27; 8 weeks Location: New London HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $89/Non-resident $94

804-Beginning Conversational Spanish

Want to learn Spanish? Then this is the course for you! Minimal or no knowledge of Spanish is required. Learn basic words, pronunciation, and grammar. Lean practical travel vocabulary and expressions to understand simple conversations. There is a textbook fee for this class. Instructor: L. Boest Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 8 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $89/Non-resident $94

807-Spanish for Law Enforcement

This course is designed to help English-speaking police officers and other law-related 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 other. Begins: Monday, 03/19; 6 weeks Location: Shaw’s Cove Three Time: 7:00-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $69/Non-resident $74

809-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, 02/27; 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, 02/28; 8 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: Resident $89/Non-resident $94

805-Beginning Mandarin Chinese I NEW!

Try it! Many students find learning Mandarin Chinese rewarding and full of surprises. In this class, we will focus on listening and speaking skills on topics of practical conversation – greeting, introducing oneself and one’s family, asking directions, counting time and money, ordering food. We will experience Chinese culture through tasting traditional dishes and watching video clips from “China Revealed”. Instructor: L. Yang Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 8 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $99/Non-resident $104

806-Mandarin Chinese II

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This class is for students with some knowledge of the Chinese language. We will learn approximately 80 new vocabulary words, and 15 sentences on topics of practical conversation from the point of view of a tourist or a new resident. We will reinforce skills in different tones and pinyin. We will experience Chinese culture through tasting traditional dishes and watching video clips from “China Revealed”. Instructor: L. Yang Begins: Thursday, 03/01; 8 weeks Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $99/Non-resident $104

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Music Classes 900-Beginner & Intermediate Guitar Lessons

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 902-Songwriting device is recommended. 3 Sessions. This class is a creative approach to songwriting for all levels. Instructor: D. Cash Analysis of styles, forms and Session 1: elements of lyrics, melody and Begins: Monday, 02/27; 6 weeks harmony will be discussed. Location: New London HS Group critique, as well as class Time: 7:00-9:00 pm collaboration and individual Cost: Resident $99/Non-resident $104 projects are included. Student should feel free to bring in their Session 2: own songs. Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; 6 weeks Instructor: D. Cash Location: Shaw’s Cove Three Begins: Tuesday, 02/28; Time: 1:30-3:30 pm Cost: Resident $99/Non-resident $104 6 weeks Location: Waterford HS Session 3: Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Begins: Wednesday, 02/29; 6 weeks Cost: Resident $99/ Location: Montville HS Non-resident $104 Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $99/Non-resident $104

901-Song Composing with Steve Elci

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Join Blue Pie recording artist, Steve Elci, in his songwriting workshop! The class will focus on creating songs from all styles of music by developing song composition, interesting melodies, chord structure, lyric writing, and song format. Students will also have the opportunity to have their songs critiqued by the class and by Steve. We will look at the process of copywriting songs and the changing music industry for songwriters/ artists. Please bring your acoustic guitars for the songwriting and collaborating process and for performance of songs. All ages and levels welcome. 2 sessions. Instructor: S. Elci

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Monday, 02/27; 8 weeks New London HS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $99 /Non-resident $104

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Thursday, 03/01; 8 weeks Old Lyme MS 6:00-9:00 pm Resident $99 /Non-resident $104

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Computer Classes 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 Microsoft Vista operating system, students will easily and quickly learn to get the full benefit of using the computer. Instructor: M. Minaya Begins: Monday, 01/23; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Cost: Resident $79 /Non-resident $84

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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, 01/23; 6 weeks Location: New London Adult Education Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Cost: Resident $69 /Non-resident $74

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1002-Essentials of iLife ‘11

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This hands-on class introduces students to the essential features of iLife ’11, which is a suite of digital authoring tools that comes with every Mac computer, such as: iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iDVD, and iWeb. With the iLife ’11, you will learn to create media-rich digital projects and share them. We will also go over iTunes, and how to use and connect iPods, iCloud, and iPads. Please bring your iPods and iPads to class. Instructor: M. Savoie Begins: Wednesday, 02/29; 6 weeks Location: Montville HS Time: 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: Resident $74 /Non-resident $79


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, 01/30; 24 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, 04/18; 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, 04/18; One night only Location: New London Adult Education Time: 6:00-9:00pm Cost: Resident $55/Non-resident $60

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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 exercised and discussions in class, as well as daily lessons that you will do on your own, this class will show hoe the world changes when we change our minds about the world.  Instructor:  C. Roberts Begins: Tuesday, 04/17; 3 weeks Location: Waterford HS Time: 7:00-9:00pm Cost: Resident $44 /Non-resident $49

1303-Pere Lachaise Cemetery: NEW! Collective Effervescence in Dark Tourism

Come on a journey through Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Considered “the most visited cemetery in the world,” Pere Lachaise is the burial place of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, and Frederic Chopin. Our journey will include the exquisite architecture of stones, crypts, and even pyramids of Pere Lachaise, while discussing the personal benefits of visiting cemeteries on guided tours. We’ll also look at various forms of memorialization in Pere Lachaise, what historians have said about changes in society in handling death from the Middle ages to the present.   Instructor:  C. Kullstroem Begins: Thursday, 03/29; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 7:00-9:00pm Cost: Resident $15/ Non-resident $20

1301-Angelspeake

Come to this class and learn how easy and helpful it is to meet your angels, and how to receive their messages to you in writing. Angelspeake teaches you how to access your angels to solve problems, to give inspiration, and to supply support and love to you every day through written dictation.  Instructor:  C. Augustyn Begins: Thursday, 03/08; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:30-8:30pm Cost: Resident $25/Non-resident $30

1302-Introduction to Angels

This one-night 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, 03/01; One night only Location: Old Lyme MS Time: 6:30-8:30pm Cost: Resident $25/Non-resident $30

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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Culture on Wheels Ski Mount Snow, West Dover Vermont - Sunday, February 11, 2012

Spend a day on the slopes at Mount Snow in Vermont! There are 107 trails, 19 lifts, a 460 foot long half pipe, and several terrain parks. The cost is $89 per person, which includes transportation and an all day ski pass. Full payment is required upon registration. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385, ext. 106 for more information!

Caribbean Vacation - February 27-March 9, 2012

Take a day and discover all New York has to offer. Visit the 2012 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Times Square, 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!

We’ll sail 12 days on the “Explorer of the Seas” from New Jersey to Labadee, San Juan, St. Maarten, Antigua, and St. Kitts! All meals are included along with 24-hour dining, Broadway entertainment, an ice skating show, a 4-story promenade with exciting shops, and more! The cost is from $1,234 per person/twin. Taxes, port and government fees are included. A $500 deposit is due upon registration, and a valid U.S. passport is required. Call Peggy at (860)4372385 for the best cabins!

NY Botanical Gardens & Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday, April 28, 2012

Paris, France – March 24-31, 2012

This fabulous eight-day cruise begins with roundtrip deluxe motor-coach transportation to the New York Pier. From there, we’ll board Holland America’s “Veendam” cruise ship, where we’ll be escorted by “Mr. Bermuda” himself, Richard Denno. Our escort will conduct a special walking tour of Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital and the only city on the island. The tour will feature stops at Bermuda’s magnificent government house, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Bermuda’s Museum of History, and Par Le Ville Gardens, which will be in full bloom in early May. The cost is from $1,177 per person/twin, which includes 7 nights accommodations, roundtrip motorcoach transportation, all meals on board, and all port and government taxes. A valid U.S. passport is required for travel. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more information.

This eight-day tour of Paris includes roundtrip airfare, six nights accommodations, professional tour manage, daily breakfasts, four dinners, sightseeing per itinerary, and air taxes up to $200. We’ll depart on our overnight transatlantic flight to Paris, France. We’ll tour Giverny where we’ll enjoy a visit to the home and gardens at the Foundation Claude Monet, and much more. A valid U.S. passport is required for travel. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more information.

Washington, DC at Cherry Blossom Time - March 30-April 1, 2012 Experience the Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Trees, the gift of 3000 cherry blossom trees from Japan. Enjoy a guided day and night tour of this fabulous city, with free time at the Smithsonian Museum. There will also be a guided tour of Arlington Cemetery. The cost is from $419 pp/double, and a $150 deposit by January 6th will secure your spot for this incredible trip!

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New York on Your Own - Saturday, April 14, 2012 or Saturday, September 15, 2012

Explore the gardens during the Cherry Blossom Festival, where there will be music, dancing, exhibits, vendors, and more! Lunch at the café is included in the cost. Cost is $68 per person and payment in full is required upon registration.

Cruise to Bermuda – Bermuda Cruise - April 29-May 6, 2012

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Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit Discovery Times Square Expo Center - Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Discovery Times Square Expo Center is honored to host one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th Century… China’s Terra Cotta Warriors! The trip includes an audio tour of the exhibit, and you’ll have free time in Times Square for shopping and sightseeing. The cost is $75 per person and payment in full is required upon registration.

Boston on Your Own Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Boston Commons, North End, Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, 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.

Elvis Festival - Lake George, NY – June 1-3, 2012

Elvis” is coming to Lake George. We’ll spend 3 days/2 nights in Lake George. Experience an Elvis impersonator competition, car show, and a Rock ‘n Roll Tribute. You’ll get a “Blue Suede Pass” to all the events. This package includes deluxe motor-coach transportation, 2 nights at the Surfside Hotel on Lake George, 2 full buffet breakfasts, baggage handling, and a fulltime tour manager. The Blue Suede Pass includes entrance to the first and second rounds of the Elvis Tribute Competition, Elvis After Hours Party, Elvis Collectibles Sale, Elvis Classic Car Parade, Elvis Around Town, and more! The cost is from $459 per person double. A $150 deposit is required upon registration. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more details.

Tea and Tour Gracie Mansion - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A professional New York City guide boards your motorcoach for a walking and riding tour of beautiful Central Park. Visit Gracie Mansion and enjoy tea sandwiches, home-baked scones, tea cakes, and a beautiful presentation. After tea, stroll the grounds which extend right into beautiful Carl Schurz Park. Cost is $82 per person and payment in full is required upon registration.


Culture on Wheels Montreal and New England Cruise – June 22-30, 2012 This 9-day cruise begins with deluxe motorcoach transportation from Boston to Montreal, where we’ll have a one night accommodations at the Delta Centreville Hotel. While at the hotel enjoy a special anniversary dinner at the rooftop revolving restaurant, then we’re off on a Montreal guided city tour. The next day we’ll board Holland America’s “Maasdam” for an eight-day cruise to Quebec, Prince Edward Island, SydneyNova Scotia, Halifax-Nova Scotia, and Bar Harbor. The cost of this trip is from $1,908 per person/twin, and includes all accommodations, all meals served on board, daily activities, nightly entertainment, all port and government taxes, and an exclusive Ship Shop Cocktail Party. A valid U.S. passport is required for travel. Call Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more details.

July, August. & September of 2012!!!

Watch our website for tickets to New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox baseball games! If you would like to be notified by email, please send your request to: cherrickm@ newlondon.org, and your name will be added to our email list. Get up- to-date trip notifications and last minute trip additions!

Saratoga – August 9-10, 2012

We’ll begin our trip with a visit to the New York State Museum in Albany. Explore the many floors of history in this jewel of a museum. After the museum, we will check into the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Following our Welcome Reception, we’ll drive the Adirondack Northway to Lake George for a Dinner Cruise on the Steamship Lac du St. Sacrament. On Friday, we’ll have a full breakfast at the Queensbury Hotel, and then on to meet our guide for a tour of Saratoga. We will visit the Yaddo Garden District, Saratoga Spas, the Performing Arts Center, and Saratoga Thoroughbred Racing Museum. Finally, we’ll spend our afternoon at the famous Saratoga Race Track in our reserved seats under the shady Grandstand. The cost is from $275 pp/double and a deposit is required upon registration.

Atlantic City at the 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.

Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria – September 12-21, 2012

Discover spectacular Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria on a tour featuring a four-night stay in two cities, Bern and Innsbruck. In Switzerland, visit the Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament), Chateau de Chillon, and enjoy breathtaking views with a ride on the “Golden Pass Panoramic Train” from Montreux to Gstaad. En route to Innsbruck you travel through Liechtenstein, the smallest and richest German-speaking country. Visit Oberammergau, Salzburg, and Bavaria, and much more! The cost is from $3,349 per person/ double. Register by March 12, 2012, and receive $100 off the price of the trip! A valid U.S. passport is required for this trip, and a deposit is required upon registration.

Adirondack Balloon Festival, Lake George & Saratoga - September 21-23, 2012

Start the trip with a visit to the New York State Museum, and spend two nights at the Queensbury Hotel. Experience the launch of 90+ beautiful balloons at sunrise, then we’ll head to Prospect Mountain to view a Four State, One Hundred-Mile View. We’ll have time to explore Lake George village. Later in the evening take a dinner cruise on the Lac Du Saint Sacrement to view the balloons by night. We’ll round out this trip with a visit to Saratoga Springs to view the Yaddoo gardens, Saratoga Spa Park, and Congress Park. The cost is from $427 pp/double, and includes 2 dinners/ breakfasts. A $150 deposit is required upon registration.

Spain – November 2-10, 2012

We’ll travel with World Cultural Tours to experience the splendors of Spain! We depart the U.S. on our overnight flight to Malaga. This 8-day tour includes: • a visit to Malaga, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, and Madrid • Round trip airfare • 6-nights accommodations • Luxury motor coach • Tour manager • Daily breakfast • Welcome & Farewell dinners • Sightseeing per itinerary • Air taxes The cost is from $2,200 pp/double. There will be a travel presentation at Three Shaw’s Cove on Tuesday, March 13, at 6:30 pm. Call Peggy at (860)4372385, ext. 106 for pricing and other inquiries.

Spectacular South Africa - February 21-March 5, 2013

New London Adult Education presents... Spectacular South Africa! The highlights of this fabulous trip begins is Sandton, and continue 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 $5,099 per person/double. If you book by August 21, 2012, you’ll save $100 per person. Contact Peggy at (860)437-2385 for more details. There will be a trip presentation at Three Shaw’s Cove on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 6 p.m.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL ~ English for Speakers of Other Languages: Classes begin January 9th, 2012

Inglés como segundo idioma para personas de distintos lenguajes: Comienza 9 de enero 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 • Workplace Education

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

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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!!

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 January 9th , 2012

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

• martes, miércoles y viernes - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Comienza 9 de enero 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 January 9, 10, 11......................................................................................................... December 16 February 6, 7, 8............................................................................................................. January 20 March 5, 6, 7..................................................................................................................February 17 April 16, 17, 18..................................................................................................................March 30 May* 7, 8, 9......................................................................................................................... April 20 June 4, 5, 6............................................................................................................................ May 18 *Spanish and English test date 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 January 11th • 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 January 11th • 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 January 10th • 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 January 9th • 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 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 January 17, 18, and 19 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Classes begin Monday, January 23, 2012. For more information please call (860) 848-8265.

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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 January 12th • 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 January 9th • 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 January 10th • 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 January 10th • 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!!


This catalog is dedicated to the memory of

- Nickie Rose Harkins Sadly missed by the New London Adult Education Family


New London Adult & Continuing Education

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID New London, CT Permit No. 318

Shaw’s Cove Three New London, CT 06320

We would like to say a special Thank You to our sponsors and supporters! SPONSORS • Aqua Grille • Centro de la Comunidad • The Day • Dominion Nuclear Connecticut • Filomena’s Restaurant • Mohegan Tribal Council • Mr. G’s Restaurant • Neon Chicken • Plaza Hotel • Recovery Room • Science & Technology Magnet H.S. • Waterford Wine & Spirits

SUPPORTERS & FRIENDS • Academy of Professional Education • ASP Security Systems • Buckles & Bling • Charter Oak Credit Union • Chelsea Groton Bank • Connecticut College • Crafty Cherrick • Elizabeth Mojica-Scentsy Wickless Candles • Evelyn Villegas-Peruvian Point Jewelry • Glen Cheney-New London Librarium • James Stidfole-Useful Vessels • Liz McGee-Watercolors • Meineke Car Care Center • M.J. Sullivan • Nancy Shaw-N.L. Shaw & Co. • N.L. Administrators Education Association • N.L. Education Foundation • The Post Road Review • U.S. Properties, Inc.


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