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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education FALL 2021 Classes

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Intro to Energy Healing (in person) Watertown HS


with Carmen Byram

Calendar Sep 22, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participants will learn how to encourage their body to balance its own energy system. This is a practice in relaxation and stress reduction. Learn to center yourself, feel the universal energy and scan your body for energy blockage. This class is a good precursor for Reiki.

Polish Language for Beginners (Online)


with Aneta Matyszczyk

Calendar Sep 22, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn basic Polish conversational skills from an experienced teacher.  Students will gain knowledge of Polish culture as well as respect for the language.

Tennis for Adult Beginners (in person)


with Bob Cofer

Calendar Sep 23, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

This Adult Beginner Tennis Program at Pinewoods Health and Racquet Club in Torrington will teach you the basics of tennis and will have you learning how to play real games by the end of it. The class will cover groundstrokes, volleys and serve as well as scoring and doubles positioning when the students are ready. Participants should wear sneakers and can borrow tennis racquets.Pinewoods will customize a time outside of the offered times for a new group if you would like, Call Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 to set up.  CLASSES HELD AT PINEWOODS HEALTH AND RACQUET CLUB, 104 PINEWOODS ROAD, TORRINGTON.


Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield 9AM


with Linda Coscia

Calendar Sep 27, 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.

Pound (Online)


with Marlene Deyo

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Channel your inner Rockstar with this full-body cardio jam session inspired by the infectious,

sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you BECOME the music in this exhilarating, full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.  No prior experience required. Marlene is an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor and certified Pound Pro. Online and from the comfort of your own home, all you need is a pair of Rip Stix to become a part of this exciting community.  See for more details and  https://shop.poundfit. com/shop/ripstix/ for purchasing information or you can rent a pair for $25 from the instructor. 

Naked Makeup Lesson (in person) Woodbury MS


with Jennifer Policastro

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 6 pm

Learn how to navigate through today’s makeup trends to help achieve a more youthful appearance with a less is more approach. Gain basic knowledge of how to use and apply foundation, concealer, eyes, cheeks, and lips. Learn basic knowledge of application for a natural glow!

Do I give my home to my children to save my assets? (in person) HVRHS


with Michael Broderick, III, Esq

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Will “gifting” my home protect my assets? How can you get the state to pay for your nursing home care? Get proven asset-protection planning techniques. Discover techniques to avoid liability to the nursing home for your loved ones. Actual cases will be used.

Origami: An Introduction (Online)


with Matthew Myers

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Students will learn how to fold traditional and modern origami. We will go over multiple origami designs and themes, such as plants and animals.    *no class 10/11

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