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EdAdvance Adult Education FALL 2022 Catalog

Our Classes

Your Relationship With Money: Planning For Your Future (Online)


with Faye Griffiths-Smith

Calendar Nov 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Discover your “money personality” by exploring your relationship with money. We’ll discuss how you can use this information along with your financial goals and spending priorities to begin to develop a plan for your financial future.

Advanced Beginner Swing Dance - More Cool Moves (In Person) Woodbury MS


with Jim Zaccaria

Calendar Nov 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is for those who already know how to Swing dance and would like to add more cool moves to their repertoire! We will continue learning many fun moves from both open and closed positions including underarm turns, kicks, spins, wraps, slides, and fi gure extensions longer than the usual 6-count pattern. Time to supercharge your Swing dancing and depart from the routine! All ages & no partners necessary.

Astronomy & The Star Of Bethlehem (Online)


with Ronnie Zicone

Calendar Dec 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course introduces you to a brief history of the famous Star of Bethlehem. Past and current theories and the mysteries behind one of the most fascinating and popular historic stories in religion and astronomy will be discussed by an award-winning photographer and educator. Is the story behind the “Star” fact or fiction? What was its impact on culture and religion, and how did the oldest science of astronomy play a role?

CT State Teachers Retirement (Online)


with Mark Church

Calendar Dec 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn more about preparing for retirement with your CT State Teachers Retirement pension. 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.

The Life & Times Of Herman Melville (Online)


with Jana Laiz

Calendar Dec 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Arrowhead Writer-in-residence Emertis Jana Laiz leads an in-depth history of the early life, works, and relationships of Moby Dick writer Herman Melville. She will lead a virtual tour of Arrowhead, Melville's historic house museum in Pittsfield, MA. Prior to the first class, students are urged to but not required to, purchase & read the optional Melvilleinspired children's book written by the instructor, Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor (Crow Flies Press) [ISBN # 978-0-9983139-1-7],which can be purchased at in-the-breadbox 

Intro To The Music, Art, & Poetry Of Joni Mitchell (Online)


with Susan Tierney

Calendar Dec 2, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course discusses Joni Mitchell and her influence on culture and the music of the 20th and early 21st century. Susan Tierney, a tribute artist and contributing founder of the guitar and piano archives, offers an overview of the famous singer, highlighting three stages of her career and each of her 21 albums. No books are needed for this course.

Food Safety Manager Certificate Training - (in person) Litchfield


with Gina Martelli

Calendar Dec 3, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Do you want to become a Certified Food Operator? Take this intensive, one-day, 8-hour Food Safety Manager Certification course developed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, which is part of the Foundation’s ServSafe® risk management series. Successful completion of this course will earn you a food safety certification after passing a 90-question exam. Book is included in course fee and needs to be reviewed prior to class and will be mailed to students.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Early Years (Online)


with Robert Williams

Calendar Dec 5, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Award-winning novelist and director of the documentary "Gatsby in Connecticut", will teach this course which offers a greater appreciation of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife/muse Zelda and their impact on literature & the 1920s. Prior to first class, students should have read the novels The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, and Scott’s essay "The Cruise of the Rolling Junk" (the above can be purchased or taken out of a library). Also recommended is to watch "Gatsby in Connecticut" for rental or purchase. The documentary, featuring Sam Waterston, explores the above works and delves into Scott’s personal life and his courtship and marriage to Zelda. 

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