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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education SPRING 2021 Classes

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Jump Start Piano (Online)


with Joe Monde

Calendar May 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

JUMP START PIANO Learn everything you will need to know for a great start on piano! Learn chords, skills, note reading and techniques to play your favorite songs. You will need an electronic piano keyboard and book "Hal Leonard Adult Piano Method Book 1 "#HL00296441. You can find these at local music stores or Amazon. J. Monde 

Let's Learn Spanish! (Online)


with Beate Neblett

Calendar May 6, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

In a relaxed, fun, and stress-free environment, learn how to communicate in Spanish. Focus will be on acquiring basic conversational skills and exploring culture of the Spanish speaking world. Instructor will contact participants with textbook info prior to class. B. Neblett 

Gentle Restorative Yoga - (In Person) Litchfield


with Alyssa Longhi

Calendar May 6, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

For beginner/intermediate students looking to deepen their yoga practice. Class uses props to help maintain balance and comfort. You will use breathing techniques, postures, and focus to peacefully unwind. Prerequisites to this course include being able to safely and comfortably get up and down off the floor with little to no assistance. Please make instructor aware of any limitations in the first class to allow modified poses when necessary.

Basic Internet Security (Online)


with David Thompson

Calendar May 10, 2021 at 6 pm

Learn basic Internet security concepts and take basic precautions to protect yourself from hacking and identity theft.  We will cover Internet browsers, insecure browsers, add-ons, password use, and protective software. Bring your own PC or Mac for “hands-on” experience. 

Fundamentals of Beginning Beekeeping (Online)


with Alphonse Avitabile

Calendar May 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Lecture on bee biology, bee behavior, how to maintain a bee colony, and bee diseases and pests.  Participants will gain knowledge to start their own colony and learn how to inspect a colony safely.  Optional field trip, separate from this class, offered Saturdays, 10am-12pm May 29 & June 5 at an apiary in Bethlehem, CT, (address announced in class). A. Avitabile May 10   

Fluid Tranquility: Fundamentals of Water Garden Design (Online)


with David Silver

Calendar May 12, 2021 at 6 pm

The water feature is a vital element in the Japanese Garden.  This lecture will discuss how water features are created and the principles of their design and installation. Special emphasis will be put on how even the smallest gardens can incorporate a water feature. Topics include, site selection, design, waterfalls, creating rivers, pump and filter selection, fish, and plants for the water garden. D. Silver 

CT State Teachers Retirement (Online)


with Mark Church

Calendar May 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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. M. Church 

Drawing in Pencil & Charcoal (In Person) - Litchfield


with Ray Olsen

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

Learn the techniques of drawing a variety of subject matter using charcoal and chalk pastels. Topics include the basics of drawing, use of charcoal/chalk pastel medium, techniques of drawing, and analyzing subject matter. The instructor will contact students with a supply list prior to the first class.

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