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EdAdvance Adult Education FALL 2022 Catalog

Home Improvement

Beekeeping With Horizontal Top Bar Hives (In Person) Litchfield


with Bill Domonell

Calendar Oct 3, 2022 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, and will include a demonstration of equipment. 

Will run

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


with Vincent Dorso, Sr.

Calendar Oct 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks


Learn to restore that special piece or tag sale fi nd. Learn to sand, strip, stain, repair, and fi nish. 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.

Full Course

Bring Outside In: Floral Design (In Person ) Litchfield


with Justine Ramsey

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Design a beautiful table arrangement using foraged and local blooms. Students will learn basic design skills, along with new techniques for creating arrangements. By the end of class, you will be able to design an arrangement; learn floral techniques; master floral identification; and know tips on how to make flowers last longer. Prior to the first class, the instructor will contact students about purchasing class materials sold by her for a $50 fee.

Will run

Decluttering & Organizing Your Home (In Person) Pomperaug HS
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Decluttering & Organizing Your Home (In Person) Pomperaug HS


with Jan P. Baltrush

Participants will learn strategies to tame those piles of paper, organize those closets, and tackle that “junk/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. 

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 Oct 4, 2022 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.

Will run

Backyard Farming & Owning A Family Cow For Beginners (In Person) HVRHS


with Brigitte Ruthman

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two-session course is a primer on how to launch a backyard chicken fl ock and care for a family cow. This class, taught by a Massachusetts farmer, will also focus on pigs and ducks as well. Topics discussed will include chores, predators, weather, state regulations on selling raw milk, and a cheese recipe using fresh dairy. The fi rst session on Oct. 5 will be held at HVRHS, 246 Warren Turnpike Road in Falls Village, CT; the second session on Oct. 12 will be held at Joshua's Farm at 45 Dodd Road in Sandisfi eld, MA (a 40-minute drive from Falls Village, CT). 

Will run

Downsizing Doesn't Have To Be Painful (In Person) Woodbury MS)


with Jan P. Baltrush

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

Raising Chickens For Beginners (Online)


with Rebecca Ann Lexa

Calendar Nov 22, 2022 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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