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Creative Presentations - Watertown
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Creative Presentations - Watertown


with Brenda Tate

Boring is a four-letter word in the presentation business. My hope is to encourage you to explore your own creative abilities. We will put together a simple presentation that will build your confidence. By the end of class, you will have created your first presentation that was fun, colorful and easy. Please bring a USB to save your work and some experience with keyboarding.

Master the Craft of Creativity - Watertown


with Lisa Olsen

Calendar Dec 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Are you astounded by people who are so creative? You can be too! It’s a CRAFT to LEARN, not a talent you are born with…Come to this class to discover HOW to be a creative person. Grow new neuropathways in our brains, to open our minds and eyes and ears to the world around us. We will time travel, mind map, and learn to transform thoughts into ideas and into works of art!

CT State Teachers Retirement - R7 Winsted
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CT State Teachers Retirement - R7 Winsted


with Mark Church

Learn more about preparing for retirement with your CT State Teacher’s 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.

Origami for the Advanced Beginner (New) - Plymouth
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Origami for the Advanced Beginner (New) - Plymouth


with David Silver

This course teaches the various standard bases that are used for a wide variety of models. Participants will learn how to fold a gift box, frog and an iris. In addition, we will be folding a box cube from sonobe units. We will fold additional box cubes to show how they are connected for octahedron and icosahedron models. Prerequisite: Origami for beginners or previous folding experience. There is a $15 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

Retirement Planning Basics - Danbury


with Jay Dorso

Calendar Dec 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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.

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Christmas in Newport - Litchfield

Calendar Dec 15, 2019 at 7 am

We will visit 2 of the most magnificent mansions in Newport: The Breakers and Marble House. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s “cottages” and is the sumptuous mansion of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. Enjoy magnificently decorated rooms, poinsettias, charming ornaments, trees, and wreaths. The Marble House is the magnificent mansion of William Vanderbilt and is inspired by Versailles. Exquisite marble Corinthian columns with holiday decorations fill the mansion with beauty. Upon arrival at each mansion, everyone receives an audio guide so you can walk through at your leisure listening to the story of the mansion. We will also enjoy a delightful Sunday Brunch at the Atlantic Resort, a beautiful new hotel on the water in Middletown RI. Sample menu: Salads, omelet and carving stations, selection of hot and cold entrees, breakfast and lunch items, pastries and beverage.

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Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield


with Linda Coscia

Calendar Dec 16, 2019 at 9 am


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 Associates 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 is needed to pass the Assessment.  ETS will mail your results to your home in about one month from Assessment date.

You must PAY online by MasterCard or Visa to be counted in the limited seats available. For additional dates or questions contact us 1.800.300.4781. Please bring a current photo ID with you on day of the Assessment. 

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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency - Litchfield **New Start Date**


with Andrew Devlin

Calendar Dec 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Want to know what Bitcoin is? We’ll discuss what crypto currency is how it’s made and how we can benefit from it. Topics will include setting up a digital wallet to the basics of trading and finally getting to understand mining. **New Start Date - 12/16**

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