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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education FALL 2021 Classes

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Pondering Retirement (in person) Woodbury MS


with Jay Dorso

Calendar Nov 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you overwhelmed with thinking about Retirement? Do you know all the facts and information you need to make an educated decision? Are you aware of the penalties with Medicare?  Could you retire now?  When do you claim Social Security? Learn all you need to know from Medicare +Healthcare, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Planning, Social Security Planning and much more.

Introduction to Paranormal Phenomena (Online)


with David Bray

Calendar Nov 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The co-founder and lead investigator for the Eastern CT Paranormal Society leads this course, which studies the role of the paranormal in human experience. Students learn how to look critically at both various phenomena and the attempts to explain them. Topics include hauntings, demonology, parapsychology, and investigative procedures.

Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield 9AM


with Linda Coscia

Calendar Nov 15, 2021 at 9 am

BEFORE coming to EdAdvance for testing:

You must wear a mask to enter our building and keep it on for testing.

If you are sick or have been sick within the past two weeks, have recently been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or have recently traveled to a highly infected area, we strongly urge you to stay home to help ensure the safety of the test center staff and other test takers. Please reschedule your exam in this case.

EdAdvance offers the online 2.5hr Paraprofessional Assessment at the Litchfield location (355 Goshen Rd). A ParaPro needs to satisfy one of the following; An Associate Degree or two years of College to demonstrate, through a state or local academic assessment, knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, the instruction of Math, Reading and Writing for grades K-12.  More detail about the assessment can be found by searching at  If you do NOT have an Associate Degree, you need to take this assessment.

EdAdvance cost is $85 (90 questions, multiple choice, on computer, no calculators, scrap paper/pencil provided).

Please create an account, register online at, Adult Education Enrichment, Paraprofessional Assessment, sign up for date you would like to come in.

Spots fill quickly! Recommended practice sites:, 

You will take results home, a score of 457 for Connecticut is needed to pass the Assessment. Out of state scores may vary. ETS will mail your results to your home in about 4-6 weeks from Assessment date. You can get this report anytime by calling ETS customer service (on website).

You must PAY online by MasterCard or Visa to be counted in the limited seats available. There is a $1.99 non-refundable convenience fee automatically added to your credit card charge. For additional dates or questions contact us 1.800.300.4781. Please bring a current photo ID with you on day of the Assessment. You MUST wear a mask.

Stained Glass Workshop Beginner (in person) Woodbury MS


with Sarah Segovia

Calendar Nov 15, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the basic techniques of stained glass: cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. Participants will create a sun catcher of their choice to take home. There will be a $10 (cash) material fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

CT State Teachers Retirement (Online)


with Mark Church

Calendar Nov 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn more about preparing for retirement with your CT State Teachers Retirement. We will explain when you are eligible for your retirement benefits and explain the terms. The course also covers your retirement benefit payout options and annuity options as well as your beneficiary options. 

Lily & Vine Floral Design - Holiday Harmony Wreath (in person)


with Tanya Dowd

Calendar Nov 20, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

This holiday wreath design class will focus on tips and techniques for beautiful wreath making.  Participants will choose novelty and silk materials in rich fall tones and create a 24" grapevine door wreath that can be displayed for years to come. Instruction will discuss the do's and don'ts of arranging with faux florals, how it differs from fresh floral design, and preserving your silk arrangement.  Join us following class for Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres and spiced cider or bring your own to share! It's sure to be a festive, fun workshop!  There is a materials fee of $40 payable to the instructor on the day of class. HELD AT LILY & VINE FLORAL DESIGN, 405 MIGEON AVE, TORRINGTON.

Acoustic Guitar for the True Beginner (in person) Litchfield


with Dee Wheeler

Calendar Nov 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you always wanted to play the guitar? Did you buy a guitar with every intention of taking lessons but never seemed to get around to it? Now is the time to dust and polish it and bring it with you to this class where you will learn the basics of guitar playing as well as some strings and chords. Bring your guitar to class with you. 

Drawing Basics (Online)


with Shawna Lee Kwashnak

Calendar Nov 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn techniques and methods for creating drawings including how to use values/shading.   Students will create several small exercise studies and create a still life drawing of a piece of fruit. Materials needed: pencils, kneaded eraser, vinyl eraser, drawing paper (9x12/11x14” good sizes).

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