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Homemade Chocolates - Torrington
with Margo Wickham
How would you like to put some nice homemade chocolates on your dessert table? They won’t last long! All part of the Back to Basics Series. Demonstration, bake and eat. There is a $15 material fee payable to the instructor on the night of class.
Birding Basics - Southbury
with Jim Arrigoni
This introduction to bird watching will equip you to identify and enjoy birds by understanding clues offered by form, color, behavior (including song), and habitat. Learn how to identify the dozen most common birds in Connecticut and how to enjoy birding on your own. Recommended (not required) to bring binoculars and bird identification book. Book suggestion: Eastern Birds Field Guide by Sibley (Knopf) or Peterson (Houghton Mifflin).
Introduction to Hot Air Ballooning - Litchfield
with Mick Murphy
Learn about the history and mechanics of this popular activity dating back to 1783 and spanning a rebirth in the early 1960s to the present. Session one covers history of hot-air ballooning configurations; military applications in the U.S. Civil War and much more. Demonstration equipment is shown during the second class along with a demonstration video. Please note that this is not a pilot certification class. Also, participants can choose if they wish to learn about “chase teams” (assisting with flights) from the instructor, who owns Aer Blarney Balloons, 92 Town Line Road, Bethlehem, CT, in order to earn credits for a free hot-air balloon ride after the two classroom sessions. *no class 5/13
Boating/ Personal Watercraft Safety - Litchfield
with Glenn Dean
This DEEP approved course is required to obtain the proper certificate for boat operation by CT residents. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to obtain a certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation which allows the operation of all motorized recreational craft. Topics include boat selection, trailering, safety requirements, boating law, registration, and more. Students must participate in all classes to qualify. Students should obtain a DEEP Conservation ID prior to the start of this class.
Mahjong Guided Play - Plymouth
with Nancy Gottfried
Now that you have learned how to play Mahjong, come to class to practice strategy with the instructor’s guidance. This opportunity is presented for those who have just learned, need to brush up, or want to join us for an evening of play and practice. *This class meets Jun 2 Tues and Jun 4 Thurs