Stamford Adult Ed Fall 2022 catalog 1




languages/mind & body

SERVING: Darien, New Canaan, 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 . D ue to the ongoing pandemic, classes may be postponed or offered virtually. Students will receive a credit voucher for classes that have been interrupted. Class sessions may also 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.

There is a $10 surcharge for non-Stamford residents for each order placed.


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.


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.


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 News Channel 12, the website, 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 and Instagram @StamfordAdultEd.

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 5 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. Class sessions may be rescheduled due to an unexpected school closing (e.g., inclement weather or teacher absence). Refunds or credit will not be issued to students unable to attend a rescheduled (make-up) class.


Classes will not be held on the following evenings: Rosh Hashanah........................................Sept 26-27 Yom Kippur......................................................Oct 5 Columbus Day................................................Oct 10 Election Day....................................................Nov 8 Veteran’s Day.................................................Nov 11 Thanksgiving Recess..............................Nov 23-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Adult Basic Education. . . . . . . . . . . 8 Arts..................9-10 Certification Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Citizenship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Civics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 . Computers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . .........12 Ed2Go Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 English as a Second Language. . . . . . . . . .5-6 Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Mind & Body, Fitness/Sports . . . . . . 11-13 General Information. . . . . Inside front cover GED ® Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 High School Credit Diploma Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Languages.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 National External Diploma Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Paraprofessional Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Registration Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Special Interests . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Stamford English Language Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Teaching Opportunity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

STAMFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Dr. Tamu Lucero, Superintendent

BOARD OF EDUCATION President Jackie Heftman Jennienne Burke Fritz G. Chery Daniel Dauplaise

Joshua Esses Andy George Rebecca Hamman

Benjamin Lee Nicola Tarzia Mayor Caroline Simmons

A DULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION Angela Thomas Graves, Director Karry Ballard, Facilitator Esperanza Diaz, School Counselor


Kerri-Anne McGregor Mary Sabia O'Donnell


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/or 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.


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DOMUS - 83 Lockwood Avenue, Stamford KENDALL COLLEGE & CAREER ACADEMY - 57 Fillow Street, Norwalk NORWALK HIGH SCHOOL - 55 County Street, Norwalk OLD TOWN HALL - 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford RIPPOWAM CENTER - 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford SMILOW LIFE CENTER - 55 Chestnut Street, Norwalk










6-8 Month Format Prepare for Certification All Materials Included Student Advisors

6 Week Format Monthly Start Sessions

Discussion Areas Expert Instructor

Categories Include:

Categories Include:

• Certified Wedding Planner

• Speed Spanish • Accounting Fundamentals • A to Z Grant Writing • Grammar Refresher • Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep • Creating Wordpress Websites • Medical Terminology A Word Association Approach • Introduction to SQL • Secrets of Better Photography • Real Estate Investing

• Optician Certification Training

• CompTIA Certification Training: A+, Network + Security + (Vouchers included)

• Web Design Professional

• Digital Game Artist Certificate

• Administrative Professional w/ MS Office Specialist 2016

• Mobile and Desktop Web Developer

• Medical Billing & Coding

Visit our website for program details!

Visit our website for program details!



Starting August 25, 2022

Please call (203) 977-4209 for registration information on the following programs:








Ongoing NEDP Registration Please call 203-977-4941 for more information!








Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford Classes meet: Monday through Thursday Beginning September 12th

Smilow Life Center 55 Chestnut Street, Norwalk Classes meet: Monday through Thursday Beginning September 13th

8:30am - 10:30am 10:30am - 12:30pm

8:30am - 10:30am 10:30am - 12:30pm


Old Town Hall 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford Classes meet: Monday and Wednesday Beginning September 7th 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Norwalk High School 55 County Street, Norwalk Classes meet: Tuesday and Thursday Beginning September 6th 6:30pm - 9:00pm

A refundable book/computer deposit is required for all ESL and Citizenship classes.



FAMILY LITERACY CLASSES For parents of children in Pre-K through grade 5.

Curriculum includes parenting skills, child development education, integrated parent/child skills, and English as a Second Language. Para padres de niños en Pre-K hasta el grado 5. El programa incluye desarrollo de habilidades de padres, educacion del desarrollo infantil, y clases de Inglés para los padres. Priority given to Stamford Public S chool parents. Tienen prioridad los padres de estudiantes de Stamford.

Morning child care development available for children ages 3 through Pre-K. Desarollo infantil mañanero disponible para niños de 3 años de edad hasta Pre-K.

Evening child care development available for children Pre-K through grade 5. Desarollo infantil de noche disponible para niños de 3 años de edad hasta grado 5.

Please call (203) 977-8823 for registration information


Domus 83 Lockwood Ave, Stamford Monday - Wednesday, 9:00am - 11:00am Starting September 6th


Kendall College & Career Academy 57 Fillow Street, Norwalk Monday & Wednesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm Starting September 7th


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 residents of Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. Please call (203) 977-8823 for registra t ion information

In Person Morning Classes Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 9:00am - 11:00am Starting September 19th 83 Lockwood Ave, Stamford




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 25 credits.

NEDP 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: American Job Center, Domus, Julia A. Stark School, Kendall Julia A. Stark School, Kendall College & Career Academy, Norwalk High School, Old Town Hall, Rippowam Middle School, Smillow Life Center &

* 3 Math * 3 Science

* 4 English * 3 Social Studies * 1 Fine Arts * 1 Humanities Elective * 1 Black & Latino Studies * 1 Workforce Development * 2 Electives

* 3 Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Electives * 1 World Language * 1 Health & Safety * 1 Certification Course

Each class meets for two hours twice a week. Credits can be accumulated through previous educational, vocational and life experience. Online classes may be available. 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. Registration 2 Hours Needed

Rogers International School. *Child care development available

at Domus in Stamford during the day and Kendall College & Career Academy at night.

For more information call: (203) 977- 4941 ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: CASAS READING SCORE: 236

Latecomers May Not Be Admitted Rippowam 381 High Ridge Road AUGUST 25th, 29th, & 30th at 5:00pm - 8:00pm For more information please call: (203) 977-882 3 Classes begin September 1st Monday through Thursday


Classes are free of charge for Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Stamford residents. Refundable book and computer deposits are required for all high school completion programs.



This program prepares adult learners to pass the four-part, computer-based GED ® exam to earn a State of Connecticut diploma. 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. CLASSES To register for GED ® preparation classes students must be at least 17 years old, officially withdrawn from school; must submit a withdrawal form with a parent or guardian’s signature. EXAM

To take the official GED ® exam, students must meet Connecticut State testing requirements. They are as follows: students age 17 must be withdrawn from school for six months or longer; students age 18 may provide in lieu of a withdrawal form, a letter from the last school attended indicating that the class with which they entered ninth grade has graduated; pass all four of the GED ® ready practice tests at; provide a valid government issued identification; provide proof a Connecticut address; and pay the $13.00 exam fee if you are 21 years of age and older. Ages 18-20 do not pay an exam fee. Individuals with a documented disability who require accommodations to take the official 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 DAYTIME CLASSES OLD TOWN HALL 175 Atlantic St., Stamford Classes meet:

EVENING CLASSES RIPPOWAM MIDDLE SCHOOL 381 High Ridge Rd., Stamford Classes meet: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Beginning September 6th 7:00pm - 9:00pm Please call (203) 977-4941

Monday through Thursday Beginning September 12th 8:30am - 10:30am Please call (203) 977-4941

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. DAYTIME CLASSES EVENING CLASSES Classes Meet:

Classes Meet: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 381 High Ridge Rd., Stamford Beginning Sept. 6th

Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm 175 Atlantic St., Stamford Beginning Sept. 12th

The minimum age for enrollment at Stamford Adult & Continuing Education is 17 years of age with parent permission, along with official withdrawal documentation.




001 A TASTE OF ZENTANGLE© R The Zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, meditative, and a fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. As you use the Zentangle Method to create beautiful images, you likely will enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence and an increased sense of well- being. This course is designed for those who never believed that they could create art as well as those who have been doing art for years. While you can tangle with any ordinary pen and paper, a list of supplies will be provided to you upon registration that may enhance your experience in this class. A $15 (cash) materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Nan Gordon Thurs., Oct. 27 6:30-8:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 6 sessions $107 002 PAINTING IN OILS AND 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 tem- perature and complimentary color mixing. More advanced students will work on paintings of their own choice. Kathie Milligan Thurs., Sept. 15 6:00-8:30PM Virtual 10 sessions $144 Kathie Milligan is a landscape, figure and still life painter who received her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School in Manhattan. 003 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. 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, your camera and plan to have a good time. No experience necessary. Norman Ostroff Tues., Sept. 20 7:00-9:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 8 sessions $131

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 Mon., Oct. 3 6:00-9:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 6 sessions $75

006 GUITAR LEVEL 2 R Move beyond the basics to expand your playing knowledge; including more complex chord structures, strumming patterns, and improvisational playing using songs from various musical genres, as well as from student preferences, in a group setting. Ray Simonelli Tues., Nov. 15 6:30-8:30PM In-Person at Rippowam 4 sessions $62 005 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 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., Sept. 13 6:30-8:30PM In-Person at Rippowam 8 sessions $102

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007 BEGINNING WATERCOLOR R This class is for the beginning art student who wants to learn the fundamentals of painting using watercolor as a media. 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., Sept. 13 6:00-8:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 10 sessions $144 008 ADVANCED WATERCOLOR Students will learn how to seal their painting and utilize other materials to incorporate traditional watercolors. A list of supplies will be sent to registrants prior to the start of the class. Rosa E. Colon Wed., Sept. 14 6:00-8:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 10 sessions $144 Rosa Colon graduated from the Jorge TadeoLozano 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.

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 Wed., Oct. 26 7:00-9:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 7 sessions $238


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 developing both 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. Jesse Baker Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 11 6:00-8:00PM Virtual 10 sessions $332

009 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 Wed., Sept. 14 7:00-9:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 5 sessions $169




015 REIKI LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP 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 Sat., Sept. 10 9:30AM-5:00PM Virtual 1 full day $143

012 PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS 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 and Medicaid 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. Sandra Gottlin Tues., Oct. 11 6:00-8:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 2 sessions $67 Attorney Sandra Gottlin practices law in Stamford, specializing in estate planning and administration, elder law and real estate. She served 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. 013 MINDFUL MONEY- A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO IMPROVING YOUR FINANCES Talking about money can be stressful, and it's hard to improve something that stresses us out. This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to release your financial anxiety so you can finally focus on reaching your goals. You will do this by understanding your money personality, and how to set goals for your unique strengths and challenges. You will leave with mindful financial tips and exercises that you can put into action immediately. Tammy Shweiger Tues., Oct. 11 6:00-7:00PM Virtual 1 session $78 Tammy is a certified Public Accountant and a Certified Mon- ey coach, with 10 years of corporate accounting experience. She has a financial coaching business and offers workshops focused on financial wellness. Tammy is also a yoga and meditation teacher. Her mission is to bring together yogic philosophy and finance to help others find balance. 014 WHY DID I DO THAT? IDENTIFY YOUR MONEY HABITS AND HOW TO CHANGE THEM Our past experiences “hardwire” our money behaviors. In this class, you will have the unique opportunity to explore your money habits through a carefully designed exercise that will bring you clarity. You will learn more about why you make the choices you do, and identify challenging mon- ey habits you want to change. Together, we will map out an action plan by creating goals specific to you. Tammy Shweiger Tues., Oct. 18 6:00-7:00PM Virtual 1 session $78

016 ANGELS, AURAS & 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 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 Mon., Oct. 3 7:00-9:00PM Virtual 1 session $42 017 FINDING PEACE IN THE STORM We’ll learn how to develop practices and mind- body skills to cultivate resilience and qualities of being to stay calm and healthy to find peace in the storm. We’ll practice mindfulness and compassion, learn strategies to manage anxiety, and 9 different ways to deal with uncertainty. You’ll develop skills to process difficult emotions of grief, anger, and fear to prevent post-traumatic stress. Ultimately, this can support us to not only get through these challenging times, but learn

and grow from them as well. Paul Epstein, MD Tues., Oct. 4



2 sessions




018 MEDITATION AS MEDICATION You can enhance your ability to adapt to stressful situations and/or crisis. More resilient people are able to "roll with the punches" and adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties; less resilient people have a harder time with stress and life changes. Whatever your challenge, through mind-body skills of mindfulness, compassion and cultivating resilience, you can learn to face your stresses and traumas in a way that supports and decreases, prevents, and heals symptoms, and diseases. Paul Epstein, MD Tues., Oct. 18 7:00-9:00PM Virtual 2 sessions $65 019 CLASSICAL HATHA YOGA: BILEVEL Join us for beginner and intermediate classes 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. We offer true integration of the mind, heart, body, and spirit working together as one to create oneness, joy, and inner peace.

025 POUND Pound is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, pylometrics 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 to your favorite music! Through continual upperbody motion using lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix, you ' ll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by. Dorothea Mackey Tues., Sept. 13 In-Person at Rippowam 10 sessions 5:30-6:15PM $132 024 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 a) Wed., Sept. 14 9:30-10:45AM $155 b) Sun., Sept. 18 10:00-11:15AM $155 10 sessions In-Person at CT Dance Center 023 LINE DANCING Dancing is a fun way to exercise your mind & body. Learn choreographed moves to country & non-country songs. Civita Orgera Mon., Sept. 12 7:00-8:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 8 sessions $115 These classes are a joyful way to have fun, burn calories, and get in your excercise steps. We will dance to a wide variety of music including Latin, Rock and Roll, Broadway, and Jazz. You'll have such a great time that you will not even realize you're working out. Every class is like a dance party created just for you. Have a song you love and want to dance to? Suggest it to John, and your wish will be granted. The emphasis of these classes is to create a joyous environment in which everyone is welcome and recognized. These dances are simple enough that everyone can participate, but challenging enough so that your heart, body, and soul will be engaged. John Konrad A) Mon., Sept. 12 7:00-8:00PM $139 B) Wed., Sept. 14 7:00-8:00PM $139 In-Person at Rippowam 12 sessions

Kathryn Rhodes a) Mon., Sept. 19 b) Sat., Sept. 24

2:45-4:15PM 9:00-10:30AM

020 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 In-Person at Rippowam Tues., Oct. 4 8 sessions a) Beginners 6:30-7:30PM $105 b) Intermediate 6:30-8:00PM $135 021 ZUMBA GOLD Do you want to dance but afraid someone will make fun of your sneakers? Do you want to exer- cise but think workout is a drag? If that’s the case, this class is for you. Zumba Gold is the dance class that will open your heart to joy and move your body into fitness. It’s fun and easy. It’s got a beat. As the people on "Dick Clark’s Dance USA" used to say, "you can dance to it." The rhythms are fun and infectious. The songs are the ones you remember from listening to the radio when you were growing up. It’s an hour that will go by so fast you won’t even realize you were exercis- ing. Fun, happiness and lots of calories burning away. John Konrad A) Tues., Sept. 6 2:30-3:30PM $172 B) Fri., Sept. 2 2:30-3:30PM $172 In-Person at Old Town Hall 15 sessions 10 sessions $144 In-Person Rhodes Private Studio (Located in Stamford, CT)



026 GOLF 1 R For beginners, or a refresher if you haven't played golf 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. Marcus Opheim Wed., Oct. 19 7:00-8:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 5 sessions $175

029a BASIC GERMAN R 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 contemporary German culture. Christine Binsteiner-Bendett Mon., Sept. 19 6:00-8:00 PM VIRTUAL 10 sessions $139 029b GERMAN CONTINUATION 2 R 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 basic knowledge of German. Focus will be on expanding and strenghtening grammar (introducing Past and Future Tense), building vocabulary and improving speaking, writing and comprehension skills. Short homework assignments will be given. The course will also cover contemporary German culture. Christine Binsteiner-Bendett Tues., Sept. 20 7:30-9:00PM VIRTUAL 10 sessions $133 029c GERMAN ADVANCED CONVERSA- TION R 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., Sept. 20 6:00-7:30PM VIRTUAL 10 sessions $133 030 ITALIAN STARTUP: BASIC GRAMMAR AND CONVERSATION R This course is an introduction to the language and culture of Italy. The focus is the first step on developing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. You will learn basic communication in various social situations such as introducing yourself, talking about daily activities, describing what you do for work, giving and getting directions, weather, and time. Basic grammatical structures include articles and nouns, adjectives, verbs, present, and past tenses. Valentina Vallinotto Tues. & Thurs. Sept. 20 5:30-7:30PM Virtual 10 Sessions $140

027 INSTANT TENNIS: BEGINNERS ONLY! 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. In-Person Solaris Racquet Club, 23 Radio Place, Stamford 6 sessions $140 a) Thurs., Sept. 22 - Oct. 27 9:00-10:00PM b) Sat., Sept. 24 - Oct. 29 8:00-9:00AM c) Thurs., Nov. 3 - Dec. 15 9:00-10:00PM d) Sat., Nov. 5 - Dec. 17 8:00-9:00AM 028 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. In-Person Solaris Racquet Club, 23 Radio Place, Stamford 6 sessions $160 a) Tues., Sept. 20 - Oct. 25 9:00-10:00PM b) Sat., Sept. 24 to Oct. 29 9:00-10:00AM c) Tues., Nov. 1 - Dec. 6 9:00-10:00PM d) Sat., Nov. 5 - Dec. 17 9:00-10:00AM 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.

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031a BASIC FRENCH READING R In this introductory French course. You'll learn basic grammer and conversational skills by reading short fiction and poems in easy comprehensible French. By the end of the course, students should be able to carry simple conversations in French about personal interests, hobbies, sports, routine, and leisure activities while mastering the rudiments of French grammar. No previous experience with the French language required. Jan Mitchell Tues, Sept. 6 5:30-7:00PM Virtual 12 sessions $192 031b FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS R This course equips students with the lingustic essentials that will facilitate travel in France, or in a Francophone country. Students will learn how to ask for and give directions, make hotel reservations, order meals in a restaurant, exchange currency, tell time, order clothes and shoes using the metric system, understand weather reports, purchase tickets to concerts and museums, and describe people and places. In each session, we'll also explore the cultural landscape and history of picturesque regions of France. Jan Mitchell Thurs., Sept. 8 6:30-8:00PM Virtual 12 sessions $202 032 BASIC SPANISH R This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Spanish and who want to build a foundation of the Spanish language. Students will be able to read, write, and speak basic Spanish for personal, travel, and business use. Materials include Spanish and Latin TV shows, newspapers, literacy texts, online videos, music and web resources. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Jenny began her career as a Spanish journalist for Latin American print, radio and TV media outlets. Currently, Jenny is a cross-cultural communications professional helping American organizations communicate and build relationships with their Latinx audiences. Jenny Medina Morris Tues, Sept. 13 6:00-7:00PM Virtual 6 sessions $128 033a BASIC SPANISH R Immerse yourself in 10 weeks of a Spanish language course that is aimed at students who would like to learn conversational Spanish start- ing with Spanish basics. The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skills: reading compre- hension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking. Cecilia Madden Mon., Sept. 19 6:30-8:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 10 sessions $142 031c INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED FRENCH R This is an intermediate-advanced French conversational course that meets once a week for 90 minutes each session. Conversational topics center on global current events, French Francophone history, and culture. We will read Le Rouge et Le Noir, Stendhal's 19th-century masterpiece set in post-revolutionary France and readings and conversations will be punctuated frequently with studies in French grammar. Jan Mitchell Tues., Sept. 6 7:30-9:00PM Virtual 12 sessions $202

033b SPANISH CONTINUATION R This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Spanish who want to build a foundation of the Spanish language. Students will be able to read, write, and speak basic Spanish for personal, travel, and business use. Materials include Spanish and Latin TV shows, newspapers, literacy texts, online videos, music and web resources. Cecilia Madden Tues., Sept. 20 6:30-8:00PM In-Person at Rippowam 10 sessions $155 034 MAH JONGG R Become an expert player in Mah Jongg, a social, competitive game that requires practice, strategy and a little bit of luck! It is played with a set of tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. You will learn how to assemble the titles into specific patterns and formulate a hand based on an easy-to read Mah Jongg card. Join us and master this exciting game. One Mah Jongg playing card is included in the price.

Wed . , Oct. 12

5 :30- 7 :30PM

Rhonda Greif

In-Person at Rippowam

6 sessions


035 SPEAKING IN PUBLIC Do you fidget, tremble, perspire, mumble or hide behind the podium when speaking in front of an audience? Are you anxious when you are the center of attention? Many people are uncomfortable speaking to an audience - whether it's one on one, with a superior or standing in front of a large crowd. Ken Oxman Mon., Sept 12 6:30-8:30PM In-Person at Rippowam 4 sessions $132



041 VOYAGE TO FRANCE In this voyage to France class, you will learn simple tricks and tips to make your French treats come out exactly the way they are intended. Learn the "my dirty pot" method to the perfect eclairs, the four tricks to an easy macaron (no matter what recipe you use), a less "eggy" quiche, and how to cheat on the never-ending fold of fresh danishes. Each class is packed with tricks that are sure to wow your tastebuds. Nora Brunnett Wed., Sept. 21 6:00-7:30PM In-Person at Nora's Ovenworks 4 sessions $240 Nora Brunnett opened Nora's Ovenworks in Stamford after outgrowing her New York location. She has been teaching classes for children and adults for 8 years. She loves sharing her passion for food, food history, the science of baking and the art of home baking treats. 042 SPICE TRADE Dive deep into where spices come from, the different forms of spices, and how to use them. Sometimes sweet, sometimes savory, but always unique. We will explore the unique relationship between spices, and most importantly how to use them best. Get excited to try new spices that will enrich your existing recipes. Nora Brunnett Wed., Oct. 19 6:00-7:30PM In-Person at Nora's Ovenworks 4 sessions $240

036 SEWING FOR BEGINNERS R This is a beginners workshop to learn how to sew or refresh sewing skills, working with patterns. Students will need access to a sewing machine and the list of materials for the course. NOTE: Sewing machines are not in the classroom. Edith Wade Tues., Sept. 20 6:00-7:30PM In-Person at Rippowam 8 sessions $130 037 CAR BASICS This course offers you the knowledge to tackle some easy maintenance jobs yourself. The course will cover the basics of how a gas powered car functions including: how the engine works and drives, the wheels, suspension, braking and basic electrical. The goal is to give you the knowledge to understand what you need to repair and negotiate with a mechanic if needed. John Burhans Thurs., Oct. 6 6:00-7:30PM In-Person at Rippowam 6 sessions $142 Join this parent coaching workshop to learn what has been driving your child's challenging behavior, and get the support you need for raising a child with ADHD. You will learn the full social and emo- tional impact that ADHD and Executive Function challenges have on learning, motivation, and behavior, so that you can make systemic changes needed for lasting improvement. Melissa Bildner 6:30-8:30PM a) Mon., Oct. 3 In-person at Rippowam $42 b) Tues., Nov. 1 In-person at Rippowam $42 039 THE MAGIC & POWER OF PLAY Play is the magic elixir that can help overcome chal- lenges beyond pleasure and enjoyment providing growth for proper perceptual, motor, neural, social and emotional development. (Even manipulating small items in a game grows neurons in the brain!) This two-session program will explore a definition of play, examine research on the benefits of play, and provide ideas on how to play. We will then take time to play and discuss how some examples of play can benefit both adults and children. Ken Seiter Thurs., Oct. 13 6:30-7:30PM In-Person at Rippowam 2 sessions $59 040 BECOMING A SOLUTIONS PROVIDER This session is designed to help students develop an understanding and ability to position them as a valuable participant in an organization. It discusses contemporary situations that highlight some critical needs found in many organizations and offers ways to capitalize on these needs. Students will gain insigt into the dynamics of a business and how to establish themselves as the go-to for solutions. Students will also gain practical experience through examples of solutions to vairus problems through marketing and build confidence in performing at an organization. Ken Seiter Thurs., Oct. 27 6:30-7:30PM In-Person at Rippowam 2 sessions $59 038 ADHD/EXECUTIVE FUNCTION CHALLENGES

043 80'S THROWBACK We will explore recipes you grew up with and visit the science, history, and story behind the twinkie, ding dong, and the fortune cookie. Nora Brunnett Wed., Nov. 30 6:00-7:30PM In-Person at Nora's Ovenworks 4 sessions $240




 B eginner to Advanced Students  Excellent Former UConn Teachers  Morning Classes  REGISTER ONLINE AT:

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201 NEWS AND VIEWS PLUS This advanced Reading/Writing/Discussion class will explore current issues in the news from various sources including magazines, the internet and newspapers. Although the emphasis in this course will be on reading, speaking and vocabulary skills, some attention will be given to grammar and pronunciation issues, as needed. Peter Lopatin Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 13 10:30AM-12:30PM Virtual 28 sessions $359






IEL/CIVICS PROGRAM Achieving Content, Career, and Civics Excellence


Paraprofessional Academy




Day registration: Aug. 25, 29, 31 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Old Town Hall, Stamford, CT

Evening registration: Aug. 30, & Sept 1 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT

Day classes will begin on September 6, 2022

Childcare Development provided for children ages 3 & 4

Evening classes will begin on September 7, 2022

Childcare Development provided for children grades pre-K-5

For more information please call us at (203)977-8823



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General Educational Development GED® 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 plus ba- sic computer skills necessary to take the exam. When you register for classes, a placement test will be administered. Based on the results you will be assigned to an appropiate instruction- al level or told to register for the GED® exam.

National External Diploma Program The National External Diploma Program is a high school program for mature adults who have aquired their academic skills through life experience. Participants in this program must demonstrate their skills through the successful completion of a series of assign- ments. Candidates must complete these assignments with 100% accuracy. Admis- sions into the program requires a passing score in reading, math, and writing test.

Adult High School Credit Diploma Program Individuals who are at least 17 years old may enroll in AHSCD programs, which provide small classes and individualized instruction. The program is free. All previous High School credits may count towards your 25 credits.



ENRICHMENT Enrichment is a program where individuals share their expertise with residents of the community. Certification is not required. Contact us if you have a hobby, skill or specialized knowledge (e.g., decorating, chess, art) or suggest a new class that you think would be informative, interesting and enjoyable. We are always eager to receive new ideas! ADULT EDUCATION Spend two interesting and rewarding evenings per week and earn additional income while enriching the lives of others. Call us at 203 977-8823 to learn more about these part-time teaching positions and the requirements for State of Connecticut certification. English as a Second Language High School Credit Diploma Program GED Preparation / Basic Skills National External Diploma Program


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