Now Serving: Norwalk, Weston, Westport, and Wilton !
CANCELLATIONS Stamford Adult and Continuing Education reserves the right to make changes as needed, including limiting enrollment in a course or withdrawing a course due to insufficient enrollment. If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, students who registered will be notified and will receive a full refund. Class sessions may be rescheduled due to an unexpected school closing (e.g., inclement weather) or teacher absence. Refunds or credits will not be issued to students unable to attend a rescheduled (make-up) class. SCHOOL CLOSINGS As a general rule, if day school is closed because of inclement weather, night school will also be closed. In case of cancellation of night classes because of snow or bad weather, tune to TV News 12, the website www.stamfordpublicschools.org or call the Adult Education office at (203) 977- 4209, press 6 for a recorded message. You can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @StamfordAdultEd. CALENDAR Classes will not be held on the following evenings: NewYears Day..................................... Jan 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day...........Jan 20 Winter Recess.......................Feb 14-18 Spring Recess...........................Apr 6-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classes held at a location other than a public school building may follow a different schedule. Check with your instructor at your first class meeting concerning “No Class” evenings or days at the facility you are attending.
SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT Senior Citizens, 62 years or older, are entitled to a 15% discount on courses with a symbol. NON RESIDENT FEE There is a $10 surcharge for non-Stamford residents for each order placed. CONFIRMATIONS By providing your email address, you will receive an email enrollment confirmation. If you do not use email and want a confirmation, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your registration form. SUPPLIES, MATERIALS & BOOKS is placed after the course title if there is a book or material fee. Textbooks assigned by instructors can be purchased the first night of class. WITHDRAWALS • REFUNDS All classes in the enrichment program are self-supporting and depend upon full collection of tuition. Students wishing to cancel their registration must do so in writing by mail or email at least five business days prior to the start of class to receive a refund. A $20 processing fee will be charged on all refunds. Exceptions are: • Single Session Classes - No refunds. • Restaurant Classes - No refunds. • Tennis Classes - No refunds. • Online Courses (ed2go) - Withdrawals and transfer requests are accepted up to 7 days after the start date of the class in which you are enrolled. Students assume all risk of changes in their personal schedules. Absence from the class will not reduce the cost of operating our programs. For this reason, student absence will not result in a refund, tuition credit or make-up session.
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HOW TO REGISTER FOR ENRICHMENT CLASSES
By Phone: AMEX, Discover Card, MasterCard or VISA Telephone (203) 977-4209
In Person: Old Town Hall
175 Atlantic Street 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday-Friday
By Fax: (203) 324-9441 All day every day (Fax machine always in service)
By Mail: Use Registration Form (one form per person)
You may use AMEX, Discover Card, MasterCard or VISA
QUESTIONS? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make checks payable to : Adult & Continuing Education and attach to your registration form. MAIL THIS FORM TO : Stamford Adult & Continuing Education, Old Town Hall, 175 Atlantic
Street, Stamford, CT 06901 OR FAX TO: 203 324-9441
You will only be notified if a course is closed or withdrawn. If you wish to have your registration confirmed, please provide your e-mail address or send a self-addressed stamped envelope.
STAMFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Dr. Tamu Lucero, Superintendent BOARD OF EDUCATION President Andy George Mike Altamura Jack Bryant Jennienne Burke Frank Cerasoli Daniel Dauplaise Jackie Heftman Jackie Pioli Nicola Tarzia Mayor David Martin ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION Angela Thomas Graves, Director Karry Ballard, Facilitator Gabriella Casole, Facilitator Esperanza Diaz, School Counselor
Stamford Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Inquiries regarding Stamford Public Schools nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Human Resources, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 977-5598. ------------- All activities offered by Stamford Adult Education are held in accessible locations. Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request. Please contact the Administrator for Adult and Continuing Education at (203) 977-4209. ------------- The Office of Adult and Continuing Education and the Board of Education provide these courses as a public service and do not endorse or recommend any product or service mentioned in connection with these courses. ------------- Stamford Adult Education is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a and does not charge fees for registration, textbooks or materials used in mandated program areas. ------------- While every effort is made to provide clear and accurate information, the Office of Adult and Continuing Education is not responsible for omissions, typographical and printing errors. ------------- Refundable book deposits are required for all high school completion, ABE, ESL, GED, and Citizenship classes. ------------- “The mission of the Stamford Public Schools is to provide an education that cultivates productive habits of mind, body and heart in every student.”
ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE IN 90 LANGUAGES
CARVER CENTER - 7 Academy Street, Norwalk NORWALK HIGH SCHOOL - 55 County Street, Norwalk OLD TOWN HALL - 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford RIPPOWAM CENTER - 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford ROGERS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - 202 Blachley Road, Stamford SMILOW LIFE CENTER - 55 Chestnut Street, Norwalk SOUTH NORWALK LIBRARY - 10 Washington Street, Norwalk STARK SCHOOL - 398 Glenbrook Road, Stamford SCHOOL LOCATIONS SYMBOLS IN THE CATALOG
Materials Purchase Senior Citizen Discount
Gift Certificates Available
ABE/GED/ CITIZENSHIP/ESL/NEDP - NORWALK
Norwalk High School 55 County St, Norwalk
Smilow Life Center 55 Chestnut St, Norwalk
January 2nd & 7th 5:00pm-7:00pm
January 2nd & 7th 8:30am-11:00am
ESL - STAMFORD
Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic St, Stamford January 9, 13, & 14 8:30am-11:00am January 9, 13, & 14 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Stark School 398 Glenbrook Road, Stamford January 21st 5:00pm - 7:00pm
GED/ABE/CITIZENSHIP/WORKFORCE READINESS Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic St, Stamford January 9, 13, & 14 8:30am-11:00am Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic St, Stamford January 9, 13, & 14 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Rogers International School 202 Blachley Road, Stamford January 6th 9:00am - 11:00am
Rogers International School 202 Blachley Road, Stamford January 6th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT DIPLOMA
Rippowam Middle School 381 High Ridge Rd, Stamford January 13, 14, & 15 5:00pm - 8:00pm
NEDP Ongoing Registration Please call 203-977-4941 for more information!
English As A Second Language
LEARN TO SPEAK, READ & WRITE ENGLISH
TOME LA OPORTUNIDAD PARAAPRENDER A HABLAR, LEER Y ESCRIBIR INGLÉS
INSCRIPCIÓN ES EN PERSONAY SE REQUIRE DOS HORAS PARA HACER EL EXAMEN
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION (2 Hours Needed)
Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic St, Stamford Classes meet Monday through Thursday Beginning January 21st 8:30am - 10:30am 10:30am - 12:30pm Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic St, Stamford Classes meet Monday and Wednesday Beginning January 22nd 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Smilow Life Center 55 Chestnut St, Norwalk Classes meet Monday through Thursday Beginning January 13th 8:30am - 10:30am 10:30am - 12:30pm Stark School 398 Glenbrook Road Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday Beginning January 21st 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Norwalk High School 55 County Street, Norwalk Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday Beginning January 14th 7:00pm - 9:00pm
English as a Second Language, Employability Skills and School-to-Career activities taught through classroom and computer-assisted instruction. Guest speakers are an integral part of the program. A four-week internship is available for qualified students. Federal Adult Education Grant - selection made through testing and interview process. Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford Classes meet Monday - Thursday Beginning January 21st 8:00am - 11:00am
A refundable book deposit is required for all ESL and Citizenship classes. 5
FAMILY LITERACY CLASSES
For parents of children in Pre-K through grade 5. Curriculum includes parenting skills, child developement education and English as a Second Language. Para padres de niños de Pre-K hasta el grado 5. El programa incluye desarrollo de habilidades de padres, educacion del desarrollo infantil, y clases de Inglés para los pardres. Priority given to host school parents.
Tienen prioridad los padres de estudiantes de Rogers
Morning child development available for children ages 3 - Pre-K. Desarollo infantil ma ñ anero disponible para ni ñ os de 3 a 5 a ñ os Evening child development available for children Pre-K through grade 5 Desarollo infantil de noche disponible para ni ñ os de 3 a 5 a ñ os Registration held during the first class.
Rogers International School Morning Classes 202 Blachley Road, Stamford Classes meet Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00am - 11:00am Starting January 6th
Rogers International School Evening Classes 202 Blachley Road, Stamford Classes meet Monday and Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Starting January 6th
Class covers the information needed to become a U.S. citizen, including history, government, and how to apply for the exam. Free of charge for Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Stamford residents . Registration must be completed prior to the start of class.
175 Atlantic Street, Stamford Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Starting January 29th South Norwalk Library Morning Classes 10 Washington Street, Norwalk Fridays, 9:00am - 11:00am Starting January 17th
A refundable book deposit is required for all ESL and Citizenship classes . SEE PAGE 4 FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS
Earn Your High School Diploma
Stamford Adult Education Offers Adults the Opportunity to Earn a High School Diploma.
THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AND EARNING YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA?
The Stamford Adult Education school counselor will explain the three options available for earning your diploma, answer your questions and help you determine your next step.
Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford
Thursday, January 2nd Information Sessions 9:00am - 10:00am & 6:00pm - 7:00pm
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT DIPLOMA The Adult Education High School Credit Diploma is the same as a diploma awarded by Connecticut public high schools. The requirements for graduation are equivalent. The student must amass 20 credits. They are: * 4 English * 2 Science * 3 Math * 1 Art or Vocational * 3 Social Studies * 1 Health * 6 Electives (Including American History and Civics) Each class meets for two hours twice a week. Credits can be accumulated through previous educational, vocational and life experience. Online classes are offered. Please bring your high school transcript to registration. Students 17 and 18 yrs. of age must provide official withdrawal from last high school attended. Withdrawal forms for students 17 yrs. old must be signed by a parent/legal guardian. In-Person Registration 2 Hours Needed Latecomers May Not Be Admitted Rippowam Center 381 High Ridge Road January 13 - 15 at 5:00pm - 8:00 pm Classes begin January 21st Monday through Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm and 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The National External Diploma Program is a high school program for adults who have acquired their academic skills through life and work experience. Participants in this program must demonstrate their skills through the successful completion of a series of assignments. Candidates must complete these assignments with 100% accuracy. This is an opportunity for candidates to work independently while maintaining bi-weekly appointments with their NEDP advisor/assessor. Meeting sites: * Rogers International School, Norwalk High School, Rippowam Middle School, Old Town Hall, Carver Center, & American Job Center.
*Child care development available at Rogers International School.
For more information call: (203) 977 - 4941
Classes are free of charge for Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Stamford residents. Refundable book deposits are required for all high school completion programs. 7
Earn Your High School Diploma
PREPARE FOR THE GED TEST This program prepares adult learners to pass the four-part, computer-based GED exam to earn a State of Connecticut diploma. Students receive academic instruction in addition to the basic computer skills needed for the exam. When you register for classes, a placement test will be administered. Based on the results, you will be assigned to an appropriate instructional level. A student must earn a score of 236 or higher in our placement test to be placed in GED classes. Otherwise, students will be placed in Adult Basic Education courses in reading, writing, and math until they achieve the scores required for the GED preparation course. To be able to register for the GED preparation classes or GED official exam, students must be at least 17 years old, officially withdrawn from school for 6 months, and must submit a withdrawal form with a parent or guardian’s signature. Individuals who are 18 years
of age may submit, in lieu of a withdrawal form, a letter from their last high school indicating that the class with which they entered ninth grade (or would have entered if never enrolled in high school) has already graduated. Students can create an account at GED.COM to take the official GED Ready practice tests, and can complete the GED registration process in person at Old Town Hall, 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT. Individuals with a documented disability who require accommodations to take the GED exam, should contact the Stamford Adult Education School Counselor at (203) 977-4941, the CT State Department of Education GED Office at (860) 807-2111, or email email@example.com.
OLD TOWN HALL 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford Classes Start: January 21st Classes Meet: Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 10:30am & 10:30am - 12:30pm CARVER CENTER 7 Academy Street, Norwalk Classes Start: January 13th Classes Meet: Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 10:30am & 10:30am - 12:30pm
RIPPOWAM MIDDLE SCHOOL 381 High Ridge Rd, Stamford Classes Start: January 21st Classes Meet: Tues & Thurs 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SMILLOW LIFE CENTER 55 Chestnut Street, Norwalk Classes Start: January 13th Classes Meet: Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 10:30am & 10:30am - 12:30pm
SEE PAGE 4 FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION Students 17 years of age and over who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing and math, or if you need to brush up for job training or employment skills, ABE is for you. Often adults seeking job advancement, a new training or a high school diploma will start with ABE for basic skills as a first step.
CARVER CENTER 7 Academy Street, Norwalk Classes Start: January 13th Classes Meet: Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 10:30am & 10:30am - 12:30pm OLD TOWN HALL 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford Classes Start: January 21st Classes Meet: Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 10:30am & 10:30am - 12:30pm
RIPPOWAM MIDDLE SCHOOL 381High Ridge Rd, Stamford Classes Start: January 21st Classes Meet: Tues & Thurs 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SMILLOW LIFE CENTER 55 Chestnut Street, Norwalk Classes Start: January 13th Classes Meet: Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 10:30am & 10:30am - 12:30pm
The minimum age for enrollment at Adult Education is 17 years of age.
ARTS 001 DRAWING
004 PAINTING IN OILS OR ACRYLIC R This course is for beginning and more advanced students. Beginners will learn how to mix colors and basic color theory including value, color temperature and complimentary color mixing. More advanced students will work on paintings of their own choice. Kathie Milligan Thurs., Feb. 6 6:00-8:30 PM Rippowam 122 10 sessions $14 1 Kathie Milligan is a landscape, figure and still life painter who received her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School in Manhattan. Her approach to painting and teaching is from careful observation that becomes the foundation for individual creativity that naturally flows. 005 BEGINNING WATERCOLOR R This class is for the beginning art student who wants to learn the fundamentals of painting using watercolor as a medium. The principles of color theory and composition will be examined and there will be a demonstration at the beginning of every class. A list of supplies will be sent to registrants prior to the start of the class. Rosa E. Colon Tues., Feb. 4 6:00-8:00 PM- Rippowam 122 10 sessions $141 006 ADVANCED WATERCOLOR In this class you are going to learn how to prepare other surfaces different from watercolor paper, like canvas and panel wood to work with watercolors; learn how to apply gold leaf to your projects and also learn how to seal your watercolor projects. Rosa E. Colon Wed., Feb. 5 6:00-8:00 PM. Rippowam 123 10 sessions $141 RosaColon graduated from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Colombia as an Interior Decorator and studied Architectural Expression at the National University of Colombia. She studied under the direction of master artist Enzo Russo in the U.S., and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in CT and NY. She is a member of the board of the Stamford Art Association and a member of the Loft Artists Association. 007 MIXED MEDIA MIXER Explore the exciting world of collage in the beautiful setting of Bendel Mansion in Winter. Take inspiration from the stunning foilage to explore this art form while enjoying refreshments in view of our beautiful campus. Bendel Mansion, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Coordinator: Karen Meizels Thurs., Feb.27 7:00 PM 1 session $50 008 PERFECTING PHOTOG- RAPHY ON YOUR SMART PHONE Today most people use cell phones as their primary camera. Award-winning photographer, Anne Friday, will be on hand to teach all Smart Phone owners how to get the best photos from the camera in your phone. Refreshments will be served. The Farmhouse,151 Scofieldtown Rd. Coordinator: Karen Meizels Thurs., May 14 7:00 PM 1 session $70
009 PHOTOGRAPHY R It doesn’t matter what kind of equipment you use: your smart phone camera, a disposable 35mm camera, or a state-of-the- art digital single lens reflex camera; you’ll learn the basics of photography in this class. Photographic fundamentals such as exposure and focus control, posing, and composition will be discussed; and we’ll critique your prints to help you take better pictures. We’ll also give you photo tips and share professional experience. Bring your photos, a notebook and your camera and plan to have a good time. No experience necessary. Norman Ostroff Tues., Feb. 4 7:00-9:00 PM Rippowam 214 8 sessions $128 010 PHOTOGRAPHY: DSLR CAMERA SETTINGS AND FEATURES - BEYOND AUTO MODE This course walks you through the key camera settings so you learn how and when to use them and take the camera off auto. Skill-building exercises will get you up and off your chair to develop your skills with aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lighting, depth of field and more. Skill level: Beginner/Inter- mediate. Camera types: DSLR (no point and shoot). Dan and Deborah Tual Wed., Mar. 4 Rippowam 201 6:30-8:30 PM 3 sessions $79 011 PHOTOGRAPHY: PEOPLE AND PLACES Learn how to see the world like a profes- sional photographer - the in’s and out’s of how to photograph your family and friends, techniques to capture the beauty and unique aspects of the places in your travels, and how to easily organize and enjoy your amaz- ing images. Dan and Deborah Tual Wed., Feb. 5 Rippowam 201 6:30-8:30 PM 1 sessions $42 012 WEBSITE DESIGN: EASY WITH WIX Easily build a free and stunning website start to finish - for yourself, for your business or for someone else. No code is used. Learn principles of design like layout, colors, font types and sizes, mobile optimization, function and navigation. Connect an existing domain or create a new one. Dan and Deborah Tual Thurs., Mar. 26 Media Center 6:30-8:30 PM 2 sessions $59 013 PHOTOGRAPHY: COMPOSITION This class will introduce the artistic aspects of photography. Learn how to see a subject in different ways and create better images with confidence and creativity using elements of composition, like symmetry, lines, shapes, perspective, depth, and dimension, color and more. Skill level: All. Camera types: All Dan and Deborah Tual Wed., Feb., 12 Rippowam 201 6:30-8:30 PM 1 session $42
Dan and Deborah Tual are professional photographers, each with over 25 years of experience. They have a photography studio in North Stamford and specialize in portraiture (family, children, business) and portrait fundraisers. They are active in the professional photography community and Dan is a former president of the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association. Above all, they love photography and enjoy sharing their artistic passion with others. 014 HARLEM ART WALK Explore contributions made by Harlem’s WPA artists and others by walking through the beautiful neighborhoods of Harlem. The Art Walk trail includes Harlem Hospital’s WPA Mural Pavilion, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Marcus Garvey Park, Frederick Douglas Circle, and others. Different forms of art are explored including public installations, paintings, ceramics, textiles and more. Students are responsible for museum & transportation fees to NYC. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk 6 miles. Students will be notified of location to meet in NYC. Please provide email address at time of registration. Valerie Cooper Sat., May 9 11:00AM-3:00 PM 1 session $42 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT By combining a text on film appreciation and viewing films from the birth of motion pictures to present day, you can follow the growth of the aesthetic value within filmmaking in order to make the experience more than just “going to the movies.” We may begin with the silent era and end with a film produced within the last 5-10 years of the same genre. Frank Petrilli Wed., Feb. 5 6:00-9:00 PM Rippowam 218 8 sessions $96 016 BEGINNING GUITAR R Pull a few strings and add some happy notes to your life! Get started on some basic chords and simple melodies. Demystify that sheet music available on the internet and in songbooks. Learn tuning and basic maintenance of your guitar. Material fee of $20 payable to instructor at first class. Ray Simonelli Tues., Feb. 4 6:30-8:30 PM Rippowam 90 10 sessions $122 017 THE STAMFORD CHORALE Singers Welcome!! To a community ensem- ble performing a wide range of choral music, Classical to Contemporary. Auditions not required. Professional direction by Eric Tru- del. Includes instruction in vocal technique & performance. The Chorale performs a public concert in May. Tues., Jan. 7 7:15-9:30 PM Stamford Government Center 2nd Floor 888 Washington Blvd 6 sessions $175 015 ART OF THE CINEMA:
023 GOOGLE SUITE: DRIVE, DOCS, SPREADSHEET, CALENDAR, AND MAIL This comprehensive course will explore the various components and features of Google Suite. Participants can expect to learn about communication and collaboration with Google Suite. Specific topics will include; account settings, Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Drawings, and Google Sites. Valentina Vallinotto Wed., Mar 11 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 224C 6 sessions $140 024 “THE CLOUD”: APPLE CLOUD, GOOGLE CLOUD, AND DROPBOX Learn the basics of “The Cloud” file management system, including differences advantages, and disadvantages between the most used consumer clouds: Google Drive, Apple iCloud, and Dropbox. Dive into creating, editing, archiving, and sharing files (documents, photos, designs, recordings, videos, and more) that can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Valentina Vallinotto Wed., Feb 26 5:45-7:15 PM Rippowam 224C 2 sessions $55 This is an instructor-led Python training course to introduce students to Python programming. Python is one of the most popular programming languages used in most industries from gaming to finance. You can use the programming language for developingboth desktop and web applications. Also, you can use Python for developing complex scientific and numeric applications. By learning these concepts, students will have a starting point to learn how Python is used within Data Science for Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning. Students will learn to create programs, functions and complex data structures, write from and read files, collect user input and output and much more. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE.. Jesse Baker Mon & Thurs beginning Feb. 3 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 222 11 sessions $349 025 INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON 3 PROGRAMMING
018 MICROSOFT EXCEL: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION This course provides an introduction to the popular spreadsheet program and many of its useful and powerful features. Students will learn concepts and techniques to create and use spreadsheets for various purposes in the home and office. Topics covered will include data entry and formatting, copying and pasting, formulas, printing, saving and opening files, charts, and basic math concepts. A working knowledge of any Windows or Mac OS is recommended. Kenneth Young Mon., Feb. 3 7:00-9:00 PM Rippowam 224C 4 sessions $138 019 MICROSOFT EXCEL: BEYOND THE BASICS This course looks at the advanced offerings of Excel and their uses in general business applications. Topics covered will include an extensive survey of formulas and functions, data consolidation, filtering, sorting, analysis, pivot tables/charts and various case situations where these concepts are applied. Basic familiarity with any version of Microsoft Excel is strongly recommended. Kenneth Young Mon., Mar. 9 7:00-9:00 PM Rippowam 224C 5 sessions $172 020 MATHEMATICS FOR EXCEL Introductory financial concepts and how to work with them in Excel. Topics include simple & compound interest, present value, amortization. Basic statistics will also be covered, as well as problem solving tools and techniques in Excel. Prerequisites are familiarity of basic mathematical concepts (multiplication, division, percents, exponents), and a good comfort level using Excel. Kenneth Young Mon., Apr. 20 7:00-9:00 PM Rippowam 224C 2 sessions $69 things Mac and Apple related. Learn about basic functions, Apple documents, and creatively learn how to set up your Mac and get the most use from its powerful, friendly features. Learn to personalize your display, organize and search your files in finder; navigate with gestures, various keyboard shortcuts, and more. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE. Valentina Vallinotto Wed Jan 29 5:45-7:45 PM Rippowam 224C 2 sessions $69 022 MASTER YOUR MAC 2 Continue learning your Mac in this second installment, including; photos, iMovie, iTunes, and more. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE. Valentina Vallinotto Wed Feb 12 5:45-7:45 PM Rippowam 224C 2 sessions $69 021 MASTER YOUR MAC 1 This comprehensive course covers all
COMPUTERS * FINANCE
026 BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY One person’s junk can be another person’s treasure. Discover how to sell and make money off of what is no longer needed. If you’re a shopper, you won’t buy retail again. In this demonstration class (no computer needed), you’ll learn many useful tips. Get into the bidding and have some fun! Bidding and selling strategies are discussed. Learn about the different auction types, fees, how to write effective descriptions, shipping options, setting up your eBay account, use PayPal payment service, upload digital images, etc. Instructor will discuss eBay apps that can be used on your cell phone or tablet. Chris Capelle Wed., Apr. 15 6:30-8:00 PM Rippowam 217 2 sessions $40 Please Note: Our financial instructors are hired to teach general concepts to groups of students, not to provide specific investment advice to individuals. Students should consult their own financial advisor or attorney before making any investment decisions based on specific examples used by our instructors. 027 WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PAYCHECKS STOP? Who will pay your income during retirement after the paychecks stop? If you are nearing or entering retirement and are interested in a strategy designed to help build an income stream and make your retirement income last, join us for What Happens After the Paychecks Stop? We’ll explore how to budget for retire- ment expenses, examine potential sources of retirement income and identify ways to ad- dress potential risks. Chris Manimbo Wed. Jan. 29 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 221 1 session $32 028 FOUNDATIONS OF INVESTING Foundations of Investing is geared toward people who want an overview of investing, in- cluding key terms and types of investments. It covers the basic features of bonds, stocks, and packaged investments, as well as the im- portance of asset allocation. Whether you are new to investing or need a refresher, Foun- dations of Investing will help you learn about: The importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation, and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals. Chris Manimbo Wed.., Apr. 15 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 221 1 session $32 029 SIMPLIFY YOUR SPENDING AND SAVING STRATEGIES Balancing your expenses now can help you reach your financial goals later. Take con- trol of your financial future. You’ll learn more about setting personal financial goals, balanc- ing saving, spending, and borrowing to help achieve your goals, strategies for controling debt, and improving credit scores, and prac-
tical savings optons for now through retire- ment. Chris Manimbo Mon., May. 4 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 221 1 session $32 030 FIVE MONEY QUESTIONS FOR WOMEN Take Control of Your Future: Master Five Money Questions for Women. Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. Because of a woman’s longer life span, your needs may be significantly different from those of your spouse or others. Does your financial strategy fit your lifestyle and needs? Join us and learn more as we explore five critical money questions for women. Chris Manimbo Wed., Feb. 26 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 221 1 session $32 031 SOCIAL SECURITY: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND HEALTHCARE AND YOUR RETIRE- MENT Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options and the effect your decisions have on your retire- ment. How does social secuiryt fit into my retirement income plan? When should I start taking benefits? What about taxes? What role will medicare play during your retirement? The increasing cost of health care is a grow- ing concern for current and future retirees. In fact, 25 years ago, retirees spent almost twice as much on food as on health care; now the amounts are nearly equal. We’ll discuss Medicare coverage and traditional medical expenses, long-term medical care expenses, strategies for addressing uncovered expens- es. Chris Manimbo Wed., Mar. 18 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 221 1 session $32 Chris Manimbo has a BS in Finance from George- town University, where he graduated with honors. A former investment banking analyst, he is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. 032 RETIREMENT PLANNING TODAY You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future. Now, there is a course that teaches how to keep more of what you earn and make your money work harder for you. Whether you are just beginning to develop a retirement plan or are rapidly approaching retirement, you should enroll in this course. You will learn how to define long-term goals and return from the class with practical information you can apply immediately. This course includes a comprehensive illustrated textbook. Class sizes are limited so register today. Jason Castaldi & Christopher Derham Thurs., Apr. 23 6:30-8:30 PM Rippowam 229 2 sessions $52
FINANCE * DANCE * MIND & BODY
033 PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS: BASIC ESTATE AND ELDER LAW PLANNING Stay current as we explore the Federal and Connecticut gift and estate tax laws and the potential impact on your estate plan. Discover whether living trusts, life insurance trusts or personal residence trusts are the appropriate estate planning tools for you. We will also discuss how to effectively navigate the Medicare andMedicaid programs to assist you in financing your or your loved one’s long-term care needs. Examples of durable powers of attorney and living wills with healthcare appointments will be provided. By popular demand, this class has now been expanded to three sessions! Sandra Gottlin Thurs Mar. 12 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 235 3 sessions $78 Attorney Sandra Gottlin practices law in Stamford, specializing in estate planning and administration, elder law and real estate. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Stamford Senior Center and is a past chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association. 034 NIA ® DANCE WORKOUT NIA ® Dance, body, mind, and soul!! The Ultimate barefoot, grace-strengthen- mindfulness-balance, NIA ® is much more than a workout! NIA ® movement classes combine dance choreography, martial arts movements, and mindfulness techniques, resulting in a revolutionary approach to fitness. Enjoy total body conditioning and fun! NIA ® puts joy and magic back into fitness. Classes are suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Barbara Whitebook 10 sessions $153 a) CT Dance Center Wed. Feb. 5 9:30-10:30 AM b) CT Dance Center Sat., Feb. 8 8:30-9:30 AM 76 Viaduct Rd., Stamford Barbara Whitebook is a certified brown belt NIA dance instructor and certified holistic health counselor. 035 ARGENTINE TANGO INTERMEDIATE This multi-level class is designed to make the student clearly learn the technique and movements needed in order to understand the dance. We use the fastest methods which eliminate frustration and have students begin dancing without endless hours of useless exercises. In this class you will realize that there are no mysteries or special muscles to develop. In just these few sessions you will be able to understand and dance Argentine Tango with other dancers anywhere at any milonga in the world. The class is taught by two certified teachers in a friendly and relaxed environment who will answer any questions you may have. Karen and Carlos have more than 30 years of experience which makes this class the most important class you will ever take. Carlos Sampelayo Tues. Feb. 4 7:00-8:00 PM Rippowam East Cafeteria 8 Sessions $148
036 LINE DANCING Dancing is a fun way to exercise your mind & body. Learn choreographed moves to country & non-country songs. Instructor TBD Wed., Mar 4 7:00-8:00 PM Rippowam Aux Gym 8 sessions $112 037 ANGELS, AURAS AND YOUR INTUITION Through meditation and energy exercises you’ll learn how to tap into your intuition as a way to increase awareness in your life. Learn about the energy fields around your body, how to see and sense your aura and auras of others, and how to protect yourself from negative experiences. If the students wish, and to enhance the class experience, pure essences of organic essential oils may be used during class. This insightful and stress- reducing evening will end with a healing meditation and may include a Reiki chair healing if time permits. Gigi Benanti Tues. Apr. 14 7:00-9:00 PM- Rippowam 236 1 session $38 038 REIKI LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP R Reiki is an ancient eastern healing technique that enhances your mental, spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. Reiki means “universal life force energy” and employs light-touch healing and meditation. It makes an excellent supplement to other forms of healing work and is used in hospitals, hospices and spas. After completing this workshop, you will be a Reiki first degree practitioner and will receive a certificate. Wear comfortable clothing. Non-refundable material fee of $20 payable to instructor at first class. Gigi Benanti Mon. Mar. 16 6:30-9:15 PM Rippowam 236 3 sessions $138 The impace of childhood trauma on health and disease is a hidden epidemic. Our dis- eases tell a story, not just about our cells, but about ourselves and our personal histories. Discover how our biography becomes our bi- ology. Learn how to listen for symptoms and inner wisdom using mind-body therapies of guided imagery, meditation and psychother- apy to discover the message and meaning hidden inside pain and symptoms. Paul Epstein, ND Thurs. Mar. 26 5:15-6:45 PM Rippowam 239 2 sessions $59 039 TRAUMA INFORMED HEALING AND MIND-BODY MEDI- CINE
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040 THE HEALING POWER OF MINDFULNESS AS STRESS REDUCTION According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “Up to 80% of visits to the family doctor are for stress related complaints.” Studies show that “mindfulness meditation” is a powerful and effective therapeutic tool in reducing stress and maintaining mind-body health. Learn to build resiliency and connect with your source of inner strength and healing. Mindfulness is an important and effective therapy for pain, stress, and disease, and promotes authentic healing as part of a whole person treatment plan. Through mindfulness and self-directed neuroplasticity, you can train your mind, change your brain and heal your whole being. “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, it is peace amidst the storm .” Paul Epstein, MD Thurs. Mar. 26 7:00-9:00 PM Rippowam 239 2 sessions $59 041 SOUND HEALING AND GUIDED MEDITATION The healing power of sound and Divine Sleep® guided meditation can help to calm the nervouse system, reduce stress and so much more. It gently promotes the body’s natural ability to switch from active “flight or fight” into the passive “relaxation response”. To begin, participants will create sound- scapes using instruments such as singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes and voice that resonate to stimulate healing vibrations throughout the body. Then rest with a guid- ed meditation designed to be experienced lying down for deeper relaxation. Active listening throughout the mediation helps quiet a racaing mind. Linda Radice Tues., Mar. 17 6:30-8:00 PM Rippowam Media Center 1 session $3 2 042 CLASSICAL HATHA YOGA: SATURDAY MORNING Join us for this combined Beginner and Intermediate class to learn the yoga techniques that will enable you to experience an overall feeling of peace and well-being. Please bring a mat and two blankets. Kathryn Rhodes Sat., Feb. 1 9:00-10:30 AM Government Ctr - 2nd floor - auditorium 11 sessions $153 043 CLASSICAL HATHA YOGA: BEGINNING Learn all the beginning classical yoga pos- tures in a gentle and therapeutic style. This class will include poses to strengthen and to stretch every part of the body. The added deep relaxation and breathing techniques will reduce stress through the integration of body, mind and spirit. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring a mat and two blankets. Kathryn Rhodes Mon., Feb. 3 6:00-7:30 PM Rippowam Main Gym 10 sessions $141
044 T’AI CHI CHU’AN The essence of T’ai Chi Chu’an is development of the inner self through meditation in motion. In a slow dance-like movement, you flow and weave through the intricate fabric of space, swimming in the air as though it were water. The dynamic metamorphosis and lucid calmness that follow develop “Chi,” the energy of all things in the universe. “Chi” enables one to be in harmony with all, living joyously and attentively under all circumstances. Please bring a cushion for meditation. James Best Tues., Jan. 28 Rippowam Aux. Gym 8 sessions a) Beginners 6:30-7:30 PM $102 b) Intermediate 6:30-8:00 PM $132 045 POUND POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way into a leaner, slimmer physique— all while rocking out to your favorite music! Through continual upper body motion using lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix™, you’ll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by. Rock, rap, dubstep, pop and old school music fuse to create the POUNDtrack series, which is hand-selected by music enthusiasts, drummers and POUND Pros. Dorothea Mackey Thurs. Feb. 6 5:30-6:15 PM Rippowam Main Gym 10 sessions $129 Learn to play tennis in just six weeks! Instant Tennis is taught by specially trained pros who will get you started playing the “sport of a lifetime.” The teaching pros will instruct you on all the basics, including the serve, forehand, backhand, volley and rules of play. Bring your own racquet. No cancellations accepted for any reason. Refunds or tuition credits will not be issued. No substitutes allowed. Solaris Racquet Club, 23 Radio Place,Stamford 6 sessions $140 a) Sat., Jan. 25 - Feb. 29 8:00 - 9:00 AM b) Sat., Mar. 14 - Apr. 18 8:00 - 9:00 AM c) Thurs., Jan. 23 - Feb. 27 9:00 - 10:00 PM b) Thurs., Mar. 12 - Apr. 16 9:00 - 10:00 PM 046 INSTANT TENNIS: BEGINNERS ONLY!
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047 INTERMEDIATE TENNIS This program is for the player who already has a good foundation in the basic fundamentals of each stroke. Our pros will help each player refine his or her tennis strokes and will teach the essentials of game-winning strategies for singles and doubles play. Bring your own racquet. Registration will be limited to 1 session per person. No cancellations accepted for any reason. Refunds or tuition credits will not be issued. No substitutes allowed. Solaris Racquet Club, 23 Radio Place, Stamford 6 sessions $160 a) Tues., Jan. 21 - Feb. 25 9:00-10:00 PM b) Tues., Mar. 10 - Apr. 14 9:00-10:00 PM c) Sat., Jan. 25. - Feb. 29 9:00-10:00 AM d) Sat., Mar. 14 - Apr. 18 9:00-10:00 AM Please Note : Classes held at a location other than a public school building may follow a different schedule. Check with your instructor at your first class meeting concerning “No Class” evenings or days at the facility where your class is held. 048 ZUMBA GOLD A fitness program specifically designed to t ake Latin and international dance rhythms from the original Zumba Program and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner participant and others who may like their dancing a little slower and less bouncy. We put special emphasis on stretching and balance but still maintain the party atmosphere that has made Zumba such an exercise dance craze. Using Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Tango, electro- swing and good old rock and roll, every class is designed to get you dancing, sweating and smiling. In addition Zumba Gold presents a wonderful opportunity to get out. meet folk and have fun. Come join the fun, get healthy and fit, meet folk and dance. John Konrad, is certified in Zumba basic and Zumba Gold as well as Red Cross certified in CPR and AED. Sixty seven years old, John had been dancing Zumba for six years and loving every minute. John Konrad A)Tues., Jan. 28 2:30-3:30 PM B) Fri., Jan. 31 2:30-3:30 PM Old Town Hall 13 sessions $149 049 ZUMBA TONING Zumba toning sticks are used to enhance your rhythm and coordination. The toning sticks help you focus on specific muscle groups and assit in targeting certain areas like your arms, core, and lower body. Dorothea Mackey Tues.,Feb 4 Rippowam Main. Gym 10 sessions 5:30-6:15 PM $129 FITNESS * LANGUAGE
050a GOLF I For beginners, or a refresher if you haven’t played for a while. Learn how to grip, aim and swing a golf club. These basic fundamentals are the building blocks to a solid golf swing that will last your entire golfing life. Ethan Votraw, 1st Assistant Professional Tues., Feb. 25 7:00-8:00 PM.RippowamMain Gym 5 sessions $172 050b GOLF II For Golf I graduates or golfers who have been playing for a while, but want to be more consistent. Learn theory, physics and ball flight laws. Understanding the results of your shot will help you correct the cause or fault. Ethan Votraw, 1st Assistant Professional Tues., Feb. 25 8:00-9:00 PM Rippowam Main Gym 5 sessions $172 LANGUAGE þ American Sign Language- American Sign Language is expressed by movements of the hands and face that deaf and hard of hearing people use. The basic ASL is for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Students will learn alphabet, number practice and fingerspelling practice, basic conversational skills and vocabulary words through exercises, flash cards and live signing practice with fluent ASL users. Alice Bianco Wed., Feb. 26 6:00-8:00 PM- Rippowam 216 8 sessions $140 GERMAN 052a BASIC þ For those who have little or no previous knowledge of the German language, emphasis in this course will be on developing basic language skills with correct grammar, form and pronunciation. We will also cover Mon., Feb. 3 6:00-8:00 PM Rippowam 238 10 sessions $130 052b GERMAN CONTINUATION þ A continuation and expansion of the Basic German class. Grammar continued in more depth, and we will introduce the past tense and the future tense. Prerequisite: Some Tues., Feb. 4 7:30-9:00 PM Rippowam 238 10 sessions $130 052c GERMAN ADVANCED CONVERSATION þ This course is designed for people who want to get a broad knowledge of the German language with emphasis on expression, correct grammar and form. You will continue to expand your vocabulary and improve oral fluency. Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of German (grammar and vocabulary). Christine Binsteiner-Bendett Tues., Feb. 4 6:00-7:30 PM Rippowam 238 10 sessions $130 051 AMERICAN SIGN contemporary German culture. Christine Binsteiner-Bendett basic knowledge of German. Christine Binsteiner-Bendett