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EdAdvance Adult Education SPRING 2023 Catalog

Home Improvement

Beekeeping With Horizontal Top Bar Hives (In Person) Litchfield


with Bill Domonell

Calendar Feb 27, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class explores the benefits and simplicity of keeping honeybees in horizontal top bar hives. This introductory class will cover basic information about beekeeping, focusing on the advantages of top bar beekeeping over traditional methods. The class is geared to those curious about honeybees and who may be considering starting hives of their own. Topics covered will be honeybee biology and behavior, hive management, cost, time commitment, equipment, harvesting honey.

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Replacement Window Workshop: Compare Products & Prices. See How Windows Are Properly Installed From The Comfort Of Your Own Home! (Online)


with Paul O'Doherty

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Want to save on your heat and air conditioning bills and take advantage of incentive programs available, but don’t know where to start? Low-E, Argon, Triple Pane, Wood, Vinyl, Composite? Come learn from an experienced Master Carpenter. This workshop is a must for anyone thinking about having windows replaced or replacing windows themselves.

The Taming Of The Shrub (Online)


with David Silver

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Pruning is an art and a science that requires practice. Learn sound techniques when applied at the right time for the right plant that can take the mystery out of pruning. Topics also discussed include pruning and training of common garden shrubs, the rationale of pruning, and the fundamentals of good pruning practices. A discussion of the rationale behind pruning will help the home gardener achieve a result that is both horticulturally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

Furniture Finishing - Bring Wood to Life (In Person) Woodbury MS


with Vincent Dorso, Sr.

Calendar Mar 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

***NO CLASS 4/5 & 4/12 ***

Learn to restore that special piece or tag sale find. Learn to sand, strip, stain, repair, and finish. If it’s wood, we can fix it and return it to its original condition and value. You can bring a small piece of furniture to class. A supply list will be given to students in the first class.

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Downsizing Doesn't Have To Be Painful (In Person) Woodbury M.S. )


with Jan P. Baltrush

Calendar Apr 3, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

***This class has been rescheduled to Monday April 3rd. ***

Learn tips on purging unwanted items, time frames, places to sell and/or donate unwanted items, and techniques to get through the process of downsizing for a move. Students will be able to plan for a successful and managed move to their new home. Decide on what stays and what goes, what to consider for all parties who will be involved with the move, and the time frames for scheduling all aspects of a move.

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Decluttering & Organizing Your Home ( In Person ) Pomperaug H.S.


with Jan P. Baltrush

Calendar Apr 25, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participants will learn strategies to tame those piles of paper, organize those closets, and tackle that “spare room” we all have. Participants will have the tools to make the necessary decisions about what they are keeping, donating, or discarding, and then knowing where to store the things that they are keeping.

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Raising Chickens For Beginners (Online)


with Rebecca Ann Lexa

Calendar May 17, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Thinking about getting chickens? We will talk about whether to start with brand-new chicks or older birds, what your new flock will need, common maladies and how to treat them, and MUCH more! Upon successful completion of the course, the student will know the basics of how to choose chickens for their flocks, how to feed and house them properly, basic medical care, and what to do with those eggs!

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Spring Chocolate Lollipop Workshop (New) (Online)


with Cheryl Scheffler

Calendar May 17, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to make fun, colorful, and delicious springthemed chocolate lollipops. This is a great class for families to do together. Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to design their own custom chocolate lollipops, know where to shop for materials, and learn how to use the tools. Instructor will call students with supply list prior to the first class. Also prior to first class, supplies can be purchased directly from the instructor for approximately $48 plus $8 shipping.

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