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EdAdvance Adult Education SPRING 2023 Catalog

Personal Development

Basics of Astrology (In Person) Torrington


with Agneta Borstein

Calendar Apr 17, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class will provide you with an overview of the fundamentals of astrology: the 12 zodiac signs, planets, and houses. We will explore each component as you will start to understand the basic chart interpretation, and you will be able to recognize an astrological chart.

Edgar Allen Poe And The Case Of The Beautiful Cigar Girl Murder (In Person) Woodbury M.S. * NEW DATE *


with Leon Dimartino

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


In the early part of the 1800’s, Edgar Allen Poe would become involved in a New York City Murder case that would not only become a scandal but involved him personally as a suspect. It would lead to him writing the fi rst American crime & mystery stories long before the popular works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. We will discuss this New York City murder case that remains unsolved on the New York City Police Department’s book to this day and Edgar Allen Poe’s involvement in trying to solve the case.

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Sensing Your Lost Loved Ones: A Workshop (Online)


with Sydney Sherman

Calendar Apr 17, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Understanding how your senses and skin "feel" your loved ones after they pass is a key to being able to connect and start a new relationship. In this class, students learn from a Reiki Master and aura consultant about energy elements and to differentiate environmental versus spiritual experiences. You will also discover how to elicit a response with your senses and validate their presence.

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Understanding The Process Of Death (Online)


with Sydney Sherman

Calendar Apr 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course discusses the various physiological effects that occur during the process of death. How can one share with loved ones as they transition? Via discussion and a presentation, students will learn about the three main stages of dying marked by changes in responsiveness and functioning.

Mindfulness Meditation (In Person) Woodbury M.S.


with Sheila Klapper

Calendar Apr 24, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this class, you will learn how habitual thought patterns contribute to stress and lack of ease in daily life. Learn basic mindfulness meditation techniques that help cultivate a different relationship with our mind, fostering resilience and peace. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to understand the role of thought and use targeted techniques to embrace present moment awareness and engagement. We will discuss the nature of the mind and thought, the neuroscience of habit, supporting philosophies of meditation, and skillful ways to find presence. 

Intro To Barbie Doll History & Collection (Online)


with Ellen Tsagaris

Calendar May 1, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

***NO CLASS 5/29***

Explore the origins of a toy that became a cultural icon. The executive director of the American Doll and Toy Museum and author of several doll books takes you through Mattel’s biggest creations from its 1940s beginnings up to the fashion figure's present-day controversies and influences. The course also studies collecting trends and tips for collecting and conserving. 

Boating & Personal Watercraft Safety ( Certificate Class ) (Online )


with Glenn Dean

Calendar May 2, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

This all-inclusive course allows you to operate a boat/personal watercraft and tow water skiers/inflatables. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have learned about state and federal boating laws and earned a CT Safe Boating Certificate (Boater's License). Once completed, the State Certified instructor will guide you through the certificate download process which includes a one-time additional payment to the State of Connecticut of $50.00 per license -- then you are certified for life.

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Intro To Birding (New) (Online)


with Nicole Neigel

Calendar May 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Taught by an experienced nature educator, this three session online class introduces students to birding ID skills and tools. Bird songs and calls, migration, and ethics are discussed. Instructor will contact students with supply list prior to first class.

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