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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education SPRING 2021 Classes

Our Classes

Jump Start Guitar (Online)


with Joe Monde

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

Learn everything you will need to know for a great start on guitar! Learn chords, skills, note reading and techniques to play your favorite songs. You will need a guitar and book" Hal Leonard Guitar Method book 1 " #HL00699010. You can find these at local music stores or Amazon. J. Monde 

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimers (Online)


with Jennifer Labrie

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 6 pm

Describe typical age-related memory changes, recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and explain the importance of early detection. J. Labrie 

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Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield


with Linda Coscia

Calendar Feb 8, 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.

Full Course

ABC's of Planning for Your Future for Your Loved one with Special Needs


with Stuart Hawkins

Calendar Feb 8, 2021 at 6 pm

Our workshop extends beyond the limited boundaries of wills and trusts and empowers families to create a comprehensive plan for the future of their dependent with special needs.  It will provide an understanding of the critical legal and financial elements needed to provide lifelong support for a loved one with special needs.  It also provides a unique opportunity to learn from someone who has personal experience with these same issues. S. Hawkins 

Elements of Film: Film Noir 101 (Online)


with John Sullivan

Calendar Feb 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Excerpts of Classic American crime films of the 1940s and 1950s, with their distinctive black-and-white visual style and cynical tone will be shown and discussed. Participants will be conversant with main ingredients of genre, history of film noir. 

Easing Stress Through Mindfulness - Part 1 (Online)


with Katherine Crum

Calendar Feb 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Part 1 - An introduction to mindfulness practices , the body-mind connection, and how to east the stresses of everyday life by developing your own natural ability to live thoughtfully and creatively in the present, as well as recognize and respond to stressors as they arise. Part 2 - You will continue to study Mindfullness and complete the MBSR curriculumn. K. Crum 

Learn how to read Tarot cards (Online)
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Learn how to read Tarot cards (Online)


with Sheilaa L. Hite

This beginning/intermediate course will amaze and delight you as you learn the secrets of Tarot and accurately answer an important question within the first hour. Develop and strengthen your intuition. Instructor will call students with a supply list prior to the first class. Participants may wish to purchase “The Infinite Tarot: The Essential Guide for Connecting to the All-Knowing Source”, (ISBN 9780991655335) to complement this class. S. Hite  * No class Feb 17th

Beginning Ballroom Dancing (Online)


with Jim Zaccaria

Calendar Feb 10, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn social dancing fundamentals and the basic steps plus more for several of the most popular ballroom dances!  Our goal is to have a fun time in our zero-stress environment - even you "never, ever" dancers will enjoy yourself right away!  We will learn the most popular worldwide dance (SWING), the most popular Latin dance (SALSA), the coolest dance (WEST COAST SWING), the easiest to learn (MERENGUE) and the float-on-air dance everyone should know (WALTZ)! 

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