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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education SPRING 2021 Classes

Our Classes

Hand Sewing for Beginners (Online)


with Dawn Zillich

Calendar Apr 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the basics of sewing by hand in this extensive five lesson course. You also will learn about fabric choices, stitches, tools, threads and finishing techniques. Learn to use a variety of stiches and techniques to reflect individual style, and understand how to apply knowledge and skills to other projects and more.

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Medicare and Senior Medicare Patrol 102: The next level in understanding the complexities of Medicare for Family, Beneficiaries and Caregivers (Online) 5pm


with Audrey Cole

Calendar Apr 29, 2021 at 5 pm

Medicare, for those over 65 and out disabled communities, is not a one size fits all program. Learn its important intricacies related to individual circumstances & the fundamentals of detecting fraud & abuse in this important federal program. Learn to navigate unique circumstances that may apply to you or your family in Medicare. A. Cole

Food Safety Manager Certificate Training - (In Person) Litchfield


with Andrew Devlin

Calendar May 1, 2021 at 9 am

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.

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Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield 9AM


with Linda Coscia

Calendar May 3, 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.

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A Seminar on Fruit Trees (Online)
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A Seminar on Fruit Trees (Online)


with Peter Montgomery

The most common question asked in this seminar is:” Why don’t my apple trees have any apples?”  Spend two evenings in this seminar, and you will have your answer and know why and how to correctly prune and balance your tree back to health.  If you are new to fruit trees, start here. P. Montgomery 

Blogging for Beginners (Online)


with Diane Ferreira

Calendar May 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A course for those new to blogging or who have a free blog and want to monetize their site. You will learn how to start a WordPress blog, choose your niche and avatar (ideal audience), and what plugins you should have for WordPress.

Watercolor Crocus (Online)


with Shawna Lee Kwashnak

Calendar May 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This is a beginner class. The course includes color mixing, brush strokes and shading.  Students will complete a finished crocus painting. Supplies needed: Mixed media or watercolor paper, assortment of brushes, watercolors, and paper towels. S. Kwashnak 

Simplify Life (Online)


with Kerri Colombo

Calendar May 4, 2021 at 7 pm

Explore what is worthy of your time and energy. Discover the benefits of goal setting and time management. Learn ways to eliminate old burdens and ushering in a clean slate to simplify your life. K. Colombo

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