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Ridgefield
Ridgefield
Continuing
Continuing Education
Education
Fall 2016Fall 2016
Courses Start:
September
October
November
December
January
Over 100 Classes Inside!
New courses on every page.
Real Estate Principles & Practices
starts September 27.
Phone: (203) 431-2812 Web site: www.ridgefieldschools.org
Email: [email protected]
Cover Photo by Sylvia Pinchbeck Sturges
2
Fall 2016 ~
Ridgefield Continuing Education is a self-sustaining program that provides over 100 courses, each semester, that have helped many people
achieve success, whether it be employment or language skills, healthy
cooking, fitness, Zen Flexibility, Meso American archaeology, arts and
crafts, gardening, guitar, or a new hobby. Please give some thought to
setting aside time each week to explore something you are curious about.
Connect with other people as you receive an in-person educational experience as you focus on self improvement and then share your viewpoints with others at a coffee shop or restaurant before or after class.
The Continuing Education Center is in the Old High School/Venus Building (use
Governor St. entrance). This location houses the Continuing Education office, day
classes, the computer lab, some of the evening classes, and all Summer classes.
• Thank you to the Ridgefield Public Schools and the Town of Ridgefield
for providing our facility space.
• Thank you Sylvia Sturges and Tom Bruno for providing great cover
photos.
Please keep in mind:
•Register early to increase your course choices.
•We appreciate it when you pay by check and help us keep costs down.
•Please don’t bring food, particularly peanuts or products including nuts to class.
•Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on school or municipal property.
•Please mark dates, time, and location on your calendar. Date and location
changes will be updated on the web site and students will be notified.
Thank you for your participation.
Peggy Bruno
Director of Adult Education
Mail
Send registration form and payment to:
Ridgefield Public Schools
Ridgefield Continuing Education
Attn: Peggy Bruno
70 Prospect Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Contents
Welcome
2
Registration Information 2
Senior Citizen and Disabled Information
3, 15
Directions
3
SAT & ACT Prep Courses, ed2go Online Test Prep
3
Computers, Technology, iPad, iPhone, Social Media
4-5
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Web Sites 4-5
Photoshop Elements, Digital Photography
6
Real Estate, Staging, Bookkeeping, Careers, Elder Law 7
Drawing, Painting, Hand Painted Furniture, Coloring
8
Knitting, Jewelry
8
Bridge, Mah Jong, Guitar, Tennis, Golf
9
Dance: Zumba, Line, Ballroom, Salsa 10
Foam Rolling, Pilates, Fab Abs
10
Cardio, Complete Workouts, Body Precision
10
Yoga, Zen Flexibility, Tai Chi, Qi Three 11
Languages: Italian, French, German, Spanish
12-13
Archaeology, Writing, Teach Your Child to Read
13
Genealogy, Cooking, Nutrition
13
Gardening, Wreath Making, Interior Design, Feng Shui 14
Voice-Overs 15
GED, CDP & ESL (English as a 2nd Language) Information 15
Kumon Math and Reading
15
ed2go Instructor-Facilitated Online Courses
3, 4, 9, 10, 14, 15
Senior and Disabled Information
3, 15
Registration Form
back cover
Phone: (203) 431-2812
eMail
If you get the answering machine, please leave
a detailed message (name, the classes you want,
day/evening phone number or email). We are
staffed part-time and will return calls as soon as
possible. Also, questions can often be answered
on the web site at www.ridgefieldschools.org
[email protected]
Admission: Enrichment classes are open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Non-residents are welcome. Senior Citizens and Disabled (Ridgefield
Sr./Disab.) means discounted fee for senior citizens age 62 and older and people with disabilities who live in Ridgefield, provided that the course they want
has sufficient enrollment to sustain the discount.
Registration Deadline and Payment: You may register by mail or phone. Payment in full must accompany your registration, and all
registrations must be made in advance. We decide whether or not to run a class at least 3 days (i.e. 72 hours) before the first class (some teachers
need a decision sooner) based on the number of people who have paid their tuition at that point. Please don’t assume that other students will
register on time. Don’t let a class be cancelled due to participant procrastination. Checks (preferred), money orders, Visa and MasterCard are
accepted. We really appreciate it when you pay by check because it helps us keep costs down. There is a $20 service fee for returned checks.
Confirmation and Cancellation: No news is good news. If you have paid your tuition, assume you are enrolled. When you register, we assume
that you have put the course date, time, and location on your calendar and have reconciled potential conflicts before you register. If a makeup class is needed due to weather postponement, the make-up is generally the week after the last class scheduled; check the web site for exact dates.
Please include an accurate and legible phone number and/or email address so that we can contact you if a course is canceled, full, or relocated.
No School: If regular school classes are canceled due to the weather, Continuing Education classes will also be canceled. Cancellations will be
announced on the web at www.ridgefield.org, radio WLAD 800 AM/98.3 FM and WCBS 880 AM from 5-7 p.m. or call (203) 431-2812 for a recorded
announcement. If school has “early dismissal”, Continuing Education classes that start at 1:00 p.m. or later are postponed to next class. If school has
“delayed opening”, classes that start before 10:00 a.m. are postponed to next class. Classes that start at 10:00 a.m. or later will proceed as scheduled.
Refunds: You will obtain a full refund when Ridgefield Continuing Education cancels a class or the class is full. If you are requesting a
refund, we must receive your request for a refund in writing (in a letter or email) five days before a class starts and we will withhold a $15
withdrawal fee from the amount refunded. Medical refunds only will be pro-rated for the remainder of the session when verified by a physician’s
note. Refunds are not available to people who register less than 5 days before a class starts. Refunds take four to six weeks to process.
ADA/Disabled Access: Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see page 3.
Nondiscrimination Statement:
The Ridgefield Public Schools 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. The Ridgefield Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate in
employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. The Ridgefield
Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified
persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Inquiries
regarding the Ridgefield Public Schools’ nondiscrimination policies and practices should be directed
to: Karen M. Dewing, Title IX Coordinator, 70 Prospect Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877, 203-894-5550.
web site: www.ridgefieldschools.org
[email protected]
Phone: (203) 431-2812
Checks (preferred)
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
Phone: (203) 431-2812 to register
[email protected]
web site: www.ridgefieldschools.org
Cover Photographs
Our front cover photograph is by Ridgefielder
Sylvia Sturges who has contributed photos for
many years. The back cover photograph is by Tom
Bruno.
Directions; Test Prep; Online Courses; Senior & Disabled Info.
3
(Directions to other locations will be provided after you register)
Venus Bldg. (aka old high school; 90 East Ridge at the corner of East Ridge and Governor St. - PARK AT GOVERNOR St. ENTRANCE) Continuing Education Office. From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Governor Street (There is a traffic light). Take Governor Street a short
distance (you will cross East Ridge; the Police Station is on the right). Take a left into the parking lot behind the Venus Municipal Building (signs say Ridgefield
Continuing Education, Kumon Math, Loosen Up Massage, Ridgefield Symphony, and other organizations). Turn into the first parking area on the left. Park
as close to the two story brick building with white trim as possible and enter at the door that faces Governor St., opposite the Police Department. Continuing
Education is on the second floor (top). There are signs posted. A disability ramp to an elevator to the second floor is available at the rear of this building wing.
ERMS = East Ridge Middle School (10 East Ridge Road and Route 102 - Branchville Road)
From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Route 102 (also called Branchville Road). Take the first left onto East Ridge
(if you are coming up 102 from Route 7, take a right onto East Ridge a block before you reach Main Street). Take a right into the
parking lot. Park as close to the left front door area as possible. Room numbers will be posted on the brick wall in the front entry area.
VP = Veteran’s Park School (8 Governor Street)
From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Governor Street. Veteran’s Park School is one-half block down on the right (across the street from
the retail area). Take a right into the parking lot. If the lot is full, please park in the lot across the street. Room numbers will be posted in the front entry area.
BES = Branchville School (40 Florida Road, 0.5 mile from the intersection of Route 7 & Branchville Road)
From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Route 102 (also called Branchville Road). Go almost to Route 7, you will see Ancona’s Liquor
and CVS on the right and Florida Road on the left. Take a left on Florida Road. Pass a couple of houses. Take a right into the first school lot (near
the playground and gym). Enter at the gym entrance (there is a walkway with a couple of steps). Take a right at the top of the steps into the gym.
FES = Farmingville School (324 Farmingville Road, off Route 35)
From Route 35 (Danbury Road) in Ridgefield, turn onto Farmingville Road (at the Copps Hill intersection).
Head east on
Farmingville Road. Go a mile or two. Farmingville School is on the right, just past a white barn. Take a right into the parking
lot. Bear left and park in the lot in front of the school. Enter at the front entrance. Class is in the cafeteria. Signs will be posted.
SRMS = Scott Ridge Middle School (750 North Salem Road, aka Route 116)
Coming from the South - from Route 35 in Ridgefield, bear left onto Route 116 (aka N. Salem Road). At the intersection of North Salem and Ridgebury Road,
bear left. Take the first Right into the parking lot entrance. Bear left for Scotts Ridge. Room numbers will be posted on the glass doors at the front of the building.
Lentz & Lentz “New SAT” & ACT Test Preparation
Designed to benefit students of all ability levels, this 24-hour program is divided equally
between English and math and covers all facets of the new SAT and the redesigned PSAT. Class
features: test taking techniques, preparation for the essay, practice SAT(s), advanced math and
shortcut math, vocabulary development, speed-reading and online downloads for supplemental
review. The downloads are extremely helpful to all students, especially those with cognitive
and perceptual disabilities. Extra help at no charge, course materials and complimentary
refresher sessions are included in the tuition. Previous SAT and PSAT type problems are used
in conjunction with our own copyrighted curriculum. Lentz & Lentz teachers have been
specifically trained to teach this program and all of our instructors have a background in teaching. Lentz & Lentz
also allows students the flexibility to attend live make up classes at any of its nearby locations. Positive scores on
the SAT and PSAT could translate into thousands of dollars in scholarships and savings. Free extra help and live
makeup sessions included in tuition: Students can set up free extra help by making an appointment to meet with
their instructor directly before or after class. If a student misses a class or has a scheduling conflict they can contact
Lentz & Lentz to set up a live make up class at a neighboring location.
Tuition is very reasonable. Prices and Lentz & Lentz Guarantee details are on the web site:
www.ridgefieldschools.org/satprep.html
FALL SAT/PSAT Prep Class (8 sessions; 24 hours): Sundays, September 11, 18, 25; October 2 (9 a.m.
to 12 noon), 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Venus Building (old high school) at 90 East Ridge.
FALL ACT Supplement Class (8 sessions; 24 hours): Sundays, November 6, 13 & 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Web Site : www.lentzsatprep.com
Email: [email protected]
Main Office: 14 Manor Court, New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 638-2826 or (800) 866-SATS (7287)
Online Courses with ed2go.com
Visit www.ed2go.com/ridgefield or
www.ridgefieldschools.org and click ONLINE COURSES
Ridgefield Continuing Education offers courses online through ed2go
To learn more or register visit www.ed2go.com/ridgefield or www.ridgefieldschools.org and click ONLINE COURSES.
Class is 6 weeks long, 2 lessons a week. New sessions start every month. Instructors lead each course and there is an
interactive learning environment. Award of completion after passing. Most classes cost $99.
Course topics include:
Software applications (numerous)
Project Management
Graphic Design
ESL Reading
Non-Profit Management
Writing & Publishing
Grant Writing
ESL Gramar
Business Communications
Health Care & Medical
Spanish for Medical
Business Skills
QuickBooks (numerous)
Administrative Assistant
Math
Statistics
Accounting Fundamentals
Web Design, WordPress
HTML
and more . .
Test Prep classes available online: GMAT, SAT/ACT, GRE, LSAT, GED, ESL
Ridgefield
Seniors & Disabled
Ridgefield Senior and Disabled Discount: We offer
a discount on tuition to Seniors, age 62 and older and
people with disabilities who
are Ridgefield residents.
Advance
registration
and payment is required
to receive the discount.
In very small classes, a
discount is not available.
This discount applies to:
** Any course in this catalog provided that course has
sufficient enrollment to run
and sustain the discount.
** Any number of classes.
** This discount does not
apply to registration fee,
food fees, texts, materials, supplies, ed2go online
classes, tutorials, one on
one sessions, or webinars.
Disabled Access is available
at all locations. Ridgefield
Continuing
Education
will
make
reasonable
accommodations to assist
people
with
disabilities
enrolled in our programs.
Classes at SRMS and the
Venus Bldg. are on the 2nd
floor, but have elevator access.
Persons who need assistance
must
notify
Ridgefield
Continuing Education of
their need in writing two
weeks prior to the first day of
class. If you have questions,
please call (203) 431-2812.
4 iPad, iPhone,
Social Media, eBay, Picasa, Tutorials
The Instructors:
• Peggy Bruno has developed computer courses and trained thousands of adults in computer applications over a 25 year period. She
previously worked in corporate marketing and information services. She holds a BA and MA from the U of Pennsylvania and an MBA
from the U of Michigan.
• Eileen Burton has been teaching eBay and other courses in Continuing Education for many years. She has been using iPhones and iPads
for a long time and has taught many classes in their efficient use.
• Lizabeth Doty, a professional educator for over 35 years, has trained students in business areas including word processing and database/spreadsheet
management, and office procedures. She holds a BS and MA from New York University and an MA from Holy Apostles College.
• Andrea Ragusa is a professional educator with 20 years teaching experience. She specializes in teaching computers to seniors.
• Lance Whitney is a writer for CNET and consultant to local companies. He was previously an IT network administrator and software trainer
with Ciba Chemicals. He has taught many continuing education courses and has published books on Windows 8 and Social Networks.
Technology Instruction ~ Classes, Online & Private Tutorial Instruction
Location: Ridgefield Continuing Education’s Computer Training Center is in the Venus Municipal Building, 2nd floor. Disability entrance and
elevator to 2nd floor is accessible via the wooden ramp at the rear of the Venus Building (old high school). Directions are on page 3.
Classroom Instruction:
Class limit 5-6. We provide each student with a Dell
PC. You may also bring your own computer. Private
Group Classes can be arranged.
Call (203) 431-2812 or email
[email protected]
Tutoring: One on One Private Instruction:
Do you need to have specific skills right away for a new job or a new project
at work or school or need training at a different time? Or you don’t quite know
where to start, but need to catch up. Tutoring through Ridgefield Continuing
Education is an option.
Call (203) 431-2812 or email [email protected]
Online Computer and Programming Courses Through ed2go
Ridgefield Continuing Education partners with CENGAGE Learning’s online instruction site, ed2go. Each class is 6 weeks long, 2 lessons a week with a
new start date each month. Most classes cost $ 99 each. Classes include Microsoft Office, C++, QuickBooks, Photoshop, InDesign, and Certification Test
Prep (PMP, A+, Network+ . . .) and more. Visit www.ed2go.com/ridgefield or www.ridgefieldschools.org and Click ed2go ONLINE COURSES.
Social Media
Using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter . . iPhone Basics and More
Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet
skills. Sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn
and Twitter let you connect to and network
with other people, both personally and
professionally. Learn what these sites
offer, how to set up your accounts, how to
promote yourself, and how to join groups
and communities. Taught by Lance Whitney.
2 hours
Fri., 9/23 Fri., 12/2 $44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
eBay
Buying and Selling On eBay
Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet
skills. This class can help you: buy old or new
items with confidence; convert household
clutter to cash; start an on-line eBay business;
sell items to downsize a collection. The first
class will be devoted to all the basics and the
second class will cover in detail all the steps to
sell an item – from photographing it to listing
it on eBay – by actually putting something up
for sale. Taught by Eileen Burton.
Have you recently bought an iPhone?
This slow-paced, two session class
will help you acquire an understanding
of the uses of the iPhone and fill
in basic gaps on day one. In day
two, we cover more advanced
techniques such as using Facetime, Texting,
Apps, Calendar, Maps, Skype and Social
Media as class interest and time permits.
Bring your iPhone and Apple/iTunes ID &
password to class. Taught by Eileen Burton.
4 hours
Wed., 9/28 & 10/5
Thur., 11/3 & 10
Tue., 11/29 & 12/6
$82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $65)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
10 a.m. to 12 noon Venus Bldg.
Photography Using iPad or
iPhone
iPhone and iPad Photography
Prerequisite: Good computer skills. This
class will start with a review of the basic
functions of both iPhone and iPad and will
then focus on using the cameras to take
great photos and videos with all the built4 hours
$82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $65)
in photography features available including
Tue., 9/27 & 10/4
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Thur., 11/3 & 10
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg. color enhancements and special features such
as “Panorama”, “Time-Lapse”, and “Slo1 on 1 Tutorials
Mo”. Storing and sharing photos and videos
will also be covered. Bring your iPhone (and
Any Computer/ Tech Course Listed on Apple ID) to class. Taught by Eileen Burton.
Pages 4-6 is Available 1 on 1
Other courses available 1 on 1 include:
Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Pinterest
What’s Behind a Web Site
Introduction to LinkedIn - see page 7.
Call (203) 431-2812 or email
[email protected]
to schedule.
iPad
iPhone
2 hours
Wed., 10/19
Thur., 12/1
$44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
Registration Information
Checks (Preferred), Visa, MasterCard
Phone: (203) 431-2812
[email protected]
iPad I (for Absolute Beginners)
Are you considering buying an iPad or have
recently bought one? This slow-paced class will
help you acquire a basic understanding of the
uses of the iPad. We’ll cover the iPad’s different
features, show you how to navigate around the
iPad, look at some of its built-in software, and
teach you how to keep the iPad and its apps
up to date. If you have an iPad, bring it (and
your Apple/iTunes ID & password) to class or
use the class to find out more before you buy.
2 hours $44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
Wed., 9/28 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Burton Venus Bldg.
Fri., 10/14
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Whitney Venus Bldg.
Wed., 10/19
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Burton Venus Bldg.
Thur., 12/1 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon Burton Venus Bldg.
iPad II
Continues iPad 1 covering more advanced
features, including more of the built-in apps such
as Facetime video chat and texting. We’ll show
you how to customize/personalize your iPad’s
home screen and other settings. We’ll also look
at how to use iCloud to store and synchronize
your apps and other content online. And we’ll
show you how to download and update apps,
music, videos and other content from iTunes.
Bring your Apple/iTunes ID & password to class.
2 hours
$44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
Wed., 10/5 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Burton Venus Bldg.
Wed., 11/2
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Burton Venus Bldg.
Fri., 11/18
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Whitney Venus Bldg.
Thur., 12/8 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon Burton Venus Bldg.
Picasa
Photo Editing Made Easy With Picasa
Prerequisite: Good computer skills. This
basic course covers all the steps for using
Picasa, a free downloadable software to do
easy photo-editing, organizing and printing
of your digital pictures on your PC or Mac.
Taught by Eileen Burton.
2 hours
Wed., 11/2
$44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Business and Microsoft Office Applications
Beginners
Internet Basics for Beginners
This introductory course begins with an
overview, followed by the concepts and
terminology needed to get you googling and
searching the web for specific information, as
well as to download information and pictures.
Also covers email (gmail) attachments,
save, and print. Prior use of the mouse and
knowledge of the keyboard is required.
Includes keyboarding practice handout.
Taught by Andrea Ragusa.
2 hours
Thur., 10/13
$44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Word Basics for Beginners
This class is for people who are new to word
processing and want to learn the basics and
get started. Includes vocabulary, concepts
and features. Topics will include windows
operations, using the toolbar and creating
and formatting documents. Prior use of the
mouse and knowledge of the keyboard is
required. Includes keyboarding practice
handout. Taught by Andrea Ragusa.
2 hours
Thur., 10/20
$44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Microsoft Office Skills
Microsoft Office Skills - Word,
PowerPoint and Excel Basics
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Been away
from office software for awhile? Do you need
to fill basic computer skills gaps’ and learn
how to get started using Word, PowerPoint
and Excel? Learn to create and edit simple
letters, spreadsheets, and presentations using
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Includes copy,
cut, paste, open, save, print, margins, fonts,
and beginning formulas. Taught by Peggy
Bruno (day) or Lizabeth Doty (evening).
6 hours $122 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $97) (+ $6-7 mtls.)
T/W/Th., 9/20, 21 & 22 10 am to 12 noon Bruno Venus Bldg.
Mon., 10/17, 24 & 11/7 6 to 8:30 p.m. Doty Venus Bldg.
Mon., 1/23, 30 & 2/6
6 to 8:30 p.m. Doty Venus Bldg.
Windows 10
Windows 10 and File Management Basics
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Bring
your laptop (let us know if you need to use one
of ours) and ease your transition to Windows
10 and fill in your gaps. Learn to customize
your desktop; organize files (copy, move,
delete, restore, rename files); create folders
and shortcuts; use Help and Search (to find
files), and more. Taught by Peggy Bruno.
Word
Excel
Excel 2013 - Fast Paced Intro
2.5 hours $53 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $42) (+ $6-7 mtls.)
Fri., 9/23
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bruno Venus Bldg.
Mon., 11/14 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Doty Venus Bldg.
Thur., 12/1
12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Bruno Venus Bldg.
4.5 hours $ 92 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 74) (+ $ 6-7 mtls.)
Th/F., 9/29 & 30 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Bruno Venus Bldg.
Thur., 10/13 & 20
4:00 to 6:15 p.m. Bruno Venus Bldg.
Fri., 10/21
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bruno Venus Bldg.
T/W., 11/15 & 16 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Bruno Venus Bldg.
Mon., 12/5 & 12
6:00 to 8:15 p.m. Doty Venus Bldg.
Prerequisite: Some prior use of Word. Fill in
Word gaps before moving onto intermediate.
Covers the skills needed to create and format
letters and memos. Reviews save and open
files; delete, copy, cut, and paste; spell check,
and Help. Gain tips on formatting as we cover
bold, center, underline, fonts, orientation, line
spacing, margins, basic bullets and numbering,
and more.
Word 2013 Intermediate
Prerequisite: Word Intro Fast Paced or
equivalent.
Create and enhance reports,
newsletters and flyers. Covers custom tabs,
tables, borders, shading, headers/footers,
columns, inserting and resizing photos/images,
text wrap, page #s, customizing the ribbon,
SmartTags, keyboard shortcuts, format painter,
symbols, bullets and more.
5 hours $102 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $81) (+ $6-7 mtls.)
M/Tu., 9/26 & 27 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bruno Venus Bldg.
Mon., 11/21 & 28 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Doty Venus Bldg.
Th/F., 12/8 & 9 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Bruno Venus Bldg.
PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2013 - Fast Paced Intro
Prerequisite: Competent word processing
skills. Each student will create a slide
presentation from scratch. Change text,
color schemes, background color, fonts,
and slide order. Bring 10 or more photos
of an event, hobby, or vacation for your
personal presentation. Insert and modify
clip art, pictures, charts, and tables in slides.
Add animation, transition movement, and
sound to the presentation. Learn to set up
slide show timing and a continuous loop for
display at an event. Taught by Peggy Bruno.
4 hours $82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $65) (+ $4-5 mtls.)
Tue., 10/4 & 11 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Venus Bldg.
Mon., 11/7 & 14
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Sat., 12/10
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Publisher
Publisher for Windows - 1 on 1 Course
2 hours $44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35) (+ $4-5 mtls.)
Thur., 9/29
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Wed., 11/2
10 a.m. to 12 noon Venus Bldg.
Outlook
QuickBooks
QuickBooks for Windows
Prerequisite: Basic word processing skills. www.ed2go.com/ridgefield has many options.
Learn to create and edit email; use signature
and formatting to customize email; attach
Registration Information:
images and files to email; create and manage
folders; create and edit contact lists (address
Phone: (203) 431-2812
book) and calendars.
2 hours $44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35) (+$4-5 mtls.)
Mon., 9/19
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Bruno Venus Bldg.
Thur., 10/13 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doty
Venus Bldg.
Thur., 11/10 10 a.m. to 12 noon Bruno Venus Bldg.
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Word 2013 - Fast Paced Intro
Use Publisher to create newsletters, brochures,
flyers, cards, invitations, posters, personalized
logo, business cards, stationery, and promotional
materials. Import images from other clip art
programs, photos, or the Internet. Available as
a tutorial with Lizabeth Doty. Call (203) 4312812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@
gmail.com to schedule.
Outlook 2013 for Windows Intro
Checks (preferred), Visa and
MasterCard Accepted
[email protected]
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. For
people new to Excel and people who need
to fill in basic gaps. Learn to create, update,
and format worksheets and charts. Covers
navigating Excel’s ribbons and icons; entering
data and basic formulas; and cut, copy, paste,
move, drag and fill, and delete. Includes
print, save, open file, fonts, decimal, $ and %
formatting, borders, shading, shortcut menus,
right clicking, format painter, freezing titles.
Excel 2013 for Windows - Intermediate
Prerequisite:
Intro to Excel (above) or
equivalent experience.
Exercises focus on
practice with formulas; calculations; linking
sheets and workbooks; relative, absolute, and
mixed cell references; functions; basic macros,
and additional chart types. Also covers cell
protection; customizing tool bars, templates,
and smart tags. Taught by Peggy Bruno.
5 hours $ 102 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 81) (+ $6-7 mtls.)
Th/F., 10/6 & 7
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Thur., 11/3 & 10 3:45 to 6:15 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
Fri., 11/4
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
T/W., 11/29 & 30 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Excel 2013 for Windows - Advanced
Prerequisite: Intro to Excel or equivalent
experience.
Exercises cover Excel pivot
tables, database and table management features
(sort, filters, subtotals), plus using data from
Microsoft Access. Some advanced formulas
and techniques used in business analysis, such as
goal seeking, scenarios, if statements, and lookup
tables are also covered. Taught by Peggy Bruno.
5 hours $ 102 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 81) (+ $ 6-7 mtls.)
Th/F., 10/13 & 14 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Thur., 11/16 & 17 3:45 to 6:15 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
Fri., 11/18
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
Tu/W., 12/6 & 7
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Access
Access 2013 for Windows - Introduction
Prerequisite: Some experience with Excel or
Word. Beginners learn to develop and manage
a relational database. Step by step exercises
teach you to modify an existing database;
plan and design a new database; create and
modify tables; sort and filter records; link
tables; create and edit basic queries; multilevel sorts in queries; and create quick reports,
forms, and labels. Taught by Peggy Bruno.
5 hours $ 102 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 81) (+ $6-7 mtls.)
Mon., 10/17 & 24 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
W/F., 12/14 & 16 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Tutorials
Tutoring: One on One Instruction
Do you need to have specific skills right away
for a new job or a new project or need training
at a different time? Or you need to catch up.
Set up tutoring through Ridgefield Continuing
Education. Call (203) 431-2812. Or email
[email protected]
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Photoshop Elements; Digital Photography
The Instructors:
• Michael Serao holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and has been a working painter and photographer for over 35 years. He has been teaching Drawing,
Painting, Photography, Photoshop and Art History at Ridgefield Continuing Education since 1997, and Design at an area university since 2003.
• Alison Wachstein, Master Photographer and Life Member of the Professional Photographers of America, has owned a portrait studio in Weston for
over 30 years, has taught at several colleges, and traveled extensively. Her work is part of the International Center of Photography collection.
Photoshop Elements
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS NOTE: You may
bring your own laptop or Mac to class with a
recent version of Photoshop Elements loaded.
Instructor projects from an IBM compatible
PC. Call (203) 431-2812 if you do not have
the software on a laptop to bring. We have
computers available for those who don’t.
Introduction to Photoshop Elements
We start with an overview of the amazing ways
you can completely transform your images
using Photoshop. We’ll review all the tools
and most importantly, selections, layers and
masks. Image size and image, print and screen
resolution will be demystified so whether you
want to post a small image to the web or make
a large print, you’ll know how to save images
in the right format. Understanding these
fundamentals will let you dive into Photoshop
and do whatever you like. And we will dive right
in. The work we’ll do on images in class will
start with techniques to fix the most common
photo problems and then we’ll explore some
very cool tricks. Taught by Mike Serao.
Photography
Beginning Digital Photography
Knowing how your camera works and what
is necessary to create a good exposure with
correct focusing will ensure that you get the
kind of pictures you want. We’ll start with
the most basic things, assuming no one knows
anything, and when we’re done, you’ll totally
get it, including all the mysteries buried in
your digital camera’s menus and options. All
you’ll need is a camera which allows some
kind of manual control over exposure. An SLR
is great, but many pocket cameras offer full
control as well. Look for controls, usually on
a dial on top of the camera, labeled “manual”
(M), “aperture priority” (A or Av) or “shutter
priority” (S or Tv). Taught by Michael Serao.
5 Sessions $109 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 82)
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26 & 11/2 7:00 to 9:00 p.m ERMS
6 hours
$ 122 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 97)
Mon/Wed., 9/19, 21 & 26 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Tue., 9/20, 27 & 10/4 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Tue., 11/29; 12/6 & 13 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
6 hours
$ 122 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 97)
Tue., 10/18, 25 & 11/1 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Tue., 1/10, 17 & 24
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Photoshop Elements Phase III
Prerequisite: Good computer skills. We’ll
continue learning sophisticated techniques
to make use of the remarkable possibilities
of Photoshop. Combining parts of different
pictures can make a spectacular image that
never existed. A damaged heirloom photo
can be repaired and reconstituted. You can
turn a frown into a smile or take 20 lbs. off
of a person (giving them something to smile
about?). Just one of the things we’ll work
with is the phenomenal type tool. Not only
can you control the size, color and font, but
you can add lighting effects, drop shadows,
textures, transparency, make another image
show through the letters or place part of an
image in front of a headline. With these
techniques you can create beautiful greeting
cards, web pages, posters, newsletters or ads
like a true professional. Taught by Mike Serao.
4 hours
Tue., 11/15 & 22
$ 82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 65)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Lockwood-Mathews Field Trip
Join Michael Serao for a one day photographic
field trip to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Museum in Norwalk. It will begin with a
docent-led tour of the mansion and its many
objects of art, paintings and sculptures,
giving us a chance to determine which areas
we would prefer to shoot.
The mansion itself is an incredibly beautiful,
unique and complex bit of architecture,
giving us the rare opportunity to photograph
intriguing indoor and outdoor spaces,
architectural detail, landscape, sculpture and
whatever else we find interesting.
Students will be free to shoot what they
please, with suggestions and assistance
from the instructor as needed. More than
the many subjects, this location will provide
a great opportunity to see the variety of
results obtained from exploring different
focal lengths, angles, distances, exposures
and creative use of flash (under specific
circumstances). Tuition includes museum
admission. Directions will be sent. Bring a
bag lunch. Rain date is 9/27.
1 Session
Tue., 9/20
Photoshop Elements Phase II
Prerequisite: Good computer skills.
We
will explore the more advanced creative
capabilities of Photoshop. You can replace
the bad expression, closed eyes or pose of a
person in a group shot with a better shot of him/
her from another photo. Eliminate unwanted
objects. Place people on an entirely different
background. Improve portraits through skin
softening and by removing flaws. Selectively
replace colors, colorize an entire image or color
a single object in a black and white picture.
And a lot more.
Taught by Mike Serao.
Photo Shoot!
$ 45 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 35)
11:30 to 3:00 p.m
Lockwood-Mathews
Photography
Capture the Magic of Your Travels
with Photography
Master Photographer, Alison Wachstein will
teach you how to take wonderful photographs
of your travels. Bring your cameras and any
More Photography
We’ll study creative lighting, one of the questions. This program combines two
primary tools of a good photographic of Alison’s passions . . photography and
image. Methods will include lighting the traveling.
Session $31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $24)
subject with available light, both indoors 1Mon.,
11/7
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ERMS
and outdoors, sometimes using modifiers
such as reflectors, gobos and scrims, as well Capture the Magic of Your Children
as various ways of using flash to produce a with Photography
soft, pleasing quality, rather than the harsh, Master Photographer, Alison Wachstein will
flat, direct, bleached look that is so common. teach you how to take wonderful photographs
Studio portrait lighting will be demonstrated, of your children, grandchildren and pets, just
with instructions on how to produce the same in time for your holiday gatherings. From
results at home, with no investment in any infants to toddlers and teens, Alison will
additional equipment. Taught by Mike Serao. give tips on how to capture those wonderful
4 Sessions $ 92 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
expressions and antics. Bring your cameras
Wed., 11/9, 16, 30 & 12/7 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ERMS
and any questions.
1 Session $31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $24)
Making Better Photographs
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ERMS
Students should be familiar with the Mon., 12/5
principles of the photographic process and
the operation of their own camera. While Picasa, iPad/iPhone Photography
technique will be discussed as needed, this iPhone/iPad Photography ~ See Page 4.
course focuses on the artistic, rather than the Picasa ~ See Page 4.
technical. Explore the art of making pictures
by pre-visualizing the “look” you want and
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knowing what approach will get you there.
To support our efforts, we will look at the
Checks (Preferred), Visa, MasterCard
work of some of the best photographers to
Phone: (203) 431-2812
understand the difference between a great
www.ridgefieldschools.org
image and a snapshot. Taught by Mike Serao.
2 Sessions $ 49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
Mon/Wed., 12/12 & 14 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ERMS
[email protected]
Real Estate; Staging; Bookkeeping; Elder Law; Voice Overs; Careers 7
The Instructors:
• Terry Hastings has taught Real Estate Principles and Practices in Ridgefield for over 15 years. He is now with Total Mortgage Services,
LLC and a CT Magazine Five Star Mortgage Professional Award recipient. He was previously with Hamilton Ladd Home Loans and has
over 20 years prior experience in Real Estate sales and management with Weichert, Realtors and Prudential, Fitzgerald & Hastings.
• Jean Rowella, owns The Gilded Nest (Rte. 7, Branchville) has over 30 years experience in real estate marketing, home staging and re-design.
• Laura Jonassen has a BBA and 12 years experience in accounting in both the public and corporate sector. She continued her career in non-profit and
spent 6 years as the controller for Marymount College. She is currently teaching part time through the Putnam County School District.
• Attorney Michele F. Murphy, J.D., RN, MSN earned her B.S. in Nursing from the U. of Pennsylvania, her M.S. in Nursing from Yale University,
and her J. D. in Law from Pace U. Attorney Thomas E. Murphy received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the U. of Pennsylvania,
followed by a corporate career. He then earned a J.D. in Law from Pace U. Both attorneys are also accredited attorneys with Veterans Affairs.
• Glenna McNally has over 30 years experience in Executive Recruiting and Human Resources Consulting and is owner of GM Career.
• Louzette Dovaras has over 20 years of recruiting experience. Her strengths include corporate, IT and executive recruiting for major corporations.
• Linda Keefer has completed the course work for a certificate in Career Assessment and Development from NYU. She currently works privately
with individuals on career assessments. She also attended the 4 day Hudson Institute LifeLaunch program in Santa Barbara, California.
Real Estate
Real Estate Principles & Practices
This course meets the
minimum requirements
as set forth by the
Connecticut
Real
Estate
Commission
and Department of
Consumer Protection
for application to take
the sales associate
exam or broker exam. Students must attend
60 hours of class (20 sessions) per the State
of CT regulations. Led by Terry Hastings
with guest instructors. Text fee is included
with the tuition. If class is postponed due
to weather conditions, a make-up date such
as 11/14; 12/5 or 12/7 would be added.
$449 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $371) includes two texts.
22 Sessions; 60 hour course (allows for 2 absences)
Starts Tuesday, September 27
Mondays: 10/17; 11/7 & 21
Tuesdays: 9/27; 10/4, 18, 25; 11/1, 15, 22, 29 & 12/6
Thursdays: 9/29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27; 11/3, 10, 17; 12/1 & 8
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Venus Building (old high school)
Home Staging
Home Staging
A house is usually your largest investment. When
it’s time to sell, you want to have prepared your
home to generate the quickest sale at the highest
price. Join us for a lively, informative, class where
you will learn how home staging not only helps
you realized a higher sales price, but can also
make your life less stressful as you go through the
home sale process. Taught by Jeanne Rowella.
1 Session
Wed., 10/5
$ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ERMS
Bookkeeping/Accounting
Basic Bookkeeping/Accounting
This class is ideal before you take an accounting
course. No accounting knowledge is required.
You will learn about double entry bookkeeping/
accounting.
Learn the basics: accounts
receivable, payables, journal entries, expenses,
revenues and chart of accounts. Master double
entry accounting and learn how quickly you can
retrieve financial information from accounts like
cash balance, sales for the month, and paid bills.
Learn key accounting terms to help you tackle
accounting software programs (QuickBooks) to
manage a business with ease. Taught by Laura
Jonassen. Materials fee $7 - 9 payable at class.
3 Sessions
$ 71 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 53) + $ mtls.
Wed., 11/30; 12/7 & 14 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon Venus Bldg.
Career Assessments
Career Assessments ~ 1 on 1 Course
In this session, assessments will be provided
based upon: Myers-Briggs Type, Holland Type,
Values, Skills Card Sorts, Fields of Interests, and
questions from NYU Career Coaching classes.
The results help to clarify and prioritize what
most interests you, and might suit your type,
interests, talents, strengths and skills. Career
assessments will not tell you which is the one
perfect career for you, but point to a mix of
career opportunities to explore. Bibliography
of top career and business books and online
resources also supplied. Taught by Linda
Keefer. Other days/times available.
Job Search
Resume Assistance ~ 1 on 1 Course
This 1 on 1 session focuses on how to analyze
your background and job history to determine
the resume format that best highlights your
accomplishments and skills. We also discuss
what should be in your cover letter - who
should it go to - how to follow up. Taught by
Glenna McNally. Other days/times available.
1 Hour Session
Fri., 9/23
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Fri., 10/14
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Fri., 11/4
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Fri., 12/2
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
$49
Venus Bldg.
Venus Bldg.
Venus Bldg.
Venus Bldg.
Interview Skills Training – 1 on 1 Course
This course will help you master your interviewing
skills. Learn how to prepare for an interview,
how to handle difficult questions and negotiate
compensation. You will learn how to highlight
your experience, personality and strengths
to potential employers. You will be able to
Elder Law
practice your interviewing skills in a supportive
Elder Law Seminar: Protect Your Life’s environment. By improving your techniques
and interview preparation you will feel more
Savings and Lifestyle
confident during job interviews.Taught by
Learn how to protect your home, savings, and Louzette Dovaras. Other days/times available.
independence. Elder Law attorneys Thomas 1 Hour Session
$49
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
E. Murphy and Michele F. Murphy of Danbury Fri., 9/23
11/4
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
will address these urgent questions: Should I Fri.,
Fri., 12/9
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
transfer my house to my kids? How can a trust
protect my assets? How can I use Medicaid Introduction to LinkedIn – 1 on 1 Course
(Title 19) for long term care? How can I get This 1 on 1 session will walk you through the
income from Veterans Affairs? How can I necessary steps to create a LinkedIn profile
avoid probate? Preserve your independence that will show your professional achievements.
and quality of life, and avoid running out of Whether you already have a profile that you
funds. Attorneys Murphy explain using started but never completed or if you need
trusts, annuities and asset transfers to help creating one, this course will give you
protect your assets and income and qualify the knowledge you need to succeed with
Learn how to make connections
for VA Aid & Attendance pension (up to LinkedIn.
with other professionals who share your same
$2,120/month) and Medicaid benefits (for interests by connecting with individuals as
home care or nursing home), and Probate well as specialized groups. Taught by Louzette
Avoidance through Revocable Living Trusts. Dovaras. Other days/times available.
Register your care giver or an additional family 1 Hour Session
$49
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
member for a reduced price of $15 for each Fri., 10/14
Fri., 11/18
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
additional family member ($11 for Ridgefield
residents age 62 or older, or disabled).
Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search – 1 on 1
1 Session
$ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 22) This 1 on 1 session will show you how to use
Wed., 10/19
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. ERMS
LinkedIn for job searching and building your
own career development strategy. LinkedIn is
Voice-Overs
one of the main sources that Recruiters use to
find candidates to fill their openings. You will
Voice-Overs . . . You’ve Heard Wendy
learn how to enhance your profile so recruiters
Shapero on TV and Radio Commercials! will notice you. Learn how to set up alerts to
Details on page 15.
target specific types of jobs or jobs at particular
Sat., 10/22
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
companies. Taught by Louzette Dovaras. Other
days/times available.
1 Session
Mon., 9/26
7:00 p.m.
Fri., 11/4
2:00 p.m.
Sat., 12/10
2:00 p.m.
$60
ERMS
Venus Bldg.
Venus Bldg.
Registration Information
Phone: (203) 431-2812
1 Hour Session
Fri., 10/21
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Fri., 12/2
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
$49
Venus Bldg.
Venus Bldg.
8 Drawing; Coloring; Painting; Furniture Painting; Knitting; Jewelry
The Instructors:
• Laura McCormick is a freelance artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. She has been teaching drawing for many
years. She has a unique and engaging way of teaching.
• Michael Serao holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and has been a working painter and photographer for over 35 years. He has
been teaching Drawing, Painting, Photography, Photoshop and Art History at Ridgefield Continuing Education since 1997, and
Design at an area university since 2003.
• Shelley Lowell is a painter, sculptor and poet. She has a BFA in Advertising Design and Visual Communications from
Pratt Institute, has won many art awards. She taught furniture painting to adults in Ridgefield Continuing Ed., as well as in
Baltimore and Asheville before moving here.
• Lizabeth Doty, a professional educator for over 35 years, has taught some of her hobbies, knitting and calligraphy, to students of
all ages. Join these fun, productive classes.
• Viola Galetta has been designing, creating, and teaching jewelry and beading for years. She teaches classes at Silvermine Art
School and recreation and senior centers.
Drawing & Painting - Day
Painting - Evening
Acrylic Painting
It’s back to basics in this drawing class that is Continuing
Drawing for Beginning & Continuing
meant for the inexperienced and experienced
alike. Whether you are a veteran artist or
someone interested in pursuing the visual
arts, drawing is a discipline that can be
learned through practice and with specific
techniques. All of the fundamentals will be
covered, from contour through composition.
Students will start with charcoal and may
move to the medium of their choice. Students
from prior classes are welcome back. Visit
www.ridgefieldschools.org/drawing.htm or
call 203-431-2812 for supply list. Taught
by Laura McCormick. Weather make-up (if
needed) is 12/22 or 1/5.
7 Sessions $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 111) + $mtls.
Thur., 9/29; 10/6, 13, 20; 11/3, 10 & 17
Thur., 12/1, 8, 15; 1/12, 19, 26 & 2/2
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Venus Bldg.
for
Beginning
Knitting
& Studio Knitting
This course emphasizes hands-on work, with
useful demonstrations and discussion/revision
of the work in progress. Students may bring
in photos, drawings, art reproductions or still
life materials of their own choosing to work
from and individual attention will be given to
each student to help them attain their personal
vision. Acrylics are generally used because
they dry quickly, making it is easy to revise
the work and to transport after class. We will
examine all major aspects of painting from
initial concept to finished work; focusing
upon composition, form, space, color, and
light. Paint composition, material handling,
and the lean-to-fat paint stratum will be
discussed. This course is appropriate for
beginners as well as continuing students. Visit
www.ridgefieldschools.org/painting.htm or
call (203) 431-2812 for supply list. Taught by
Michael Serao.
7 Sessions $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 111) + $mtls.
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28 & 12/5 7 to 9 p.m. ERMS
Hand Painted Furniture
Hand Painted Furniture
Explore the Mediums or Continue with
Your Favorite . . .
Trying to decide which medium is for you?
This course is the perfect answer. Students will
explore charcoal, pastel, watercolor and oil by
spending a two hour class on each medium.
No experience is necessary. A $20 fee payable
to the instructor at the first class covers all
materials and supplies. After trying each
medium, students may continue in the medium
of their choice. Taught by Laura McCormick.
6 Sessions $ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96)
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21 & 28
Mon., 12/5, 12, 19; 1/9, 23 & 30
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
Registration Information
Checks (Preferred), Visa / MasterCard Accepted
Phone: (203) 431-2812
[email protected]
No
previous
art
experience
necessary! Learn
how to take an old
piece of furniture
and turn it into
a masterpiece or
be creative with
your kids’ room
by decorating their furniture. Learn how to
prepare the surface, develop, create and paint
designs using pictures, patterns, lettering,
sponging, marbling or feathering. All popular
techniques used in home decorating today
and featured in many magazines and books.
Because these pieces are hand done, they
are costly and highly valued. At the end of
this class, the student will complete a small
piece of furniture. Supply list provided and
discussed at first class so bring a notebook.
Project (small plant/step stool) supplied
by instructor for a fee of $16-18 payable
at first session. Taught by Shelley Lowell.
6 Sessions $ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96) + $ mtls.
Mon., 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 & 12
12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Venus Bldg.
6 Sessions $ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96) + $ mtls.
Wed., 11/2, 9, 16, 30; 12/7 & 14
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ERMS
Keep your mind
sharp by learning
a new skill and
keep your fingers
nimble by keeping
them moving. This
open-knitting format is for both beginners and
those who want to continue furthering their
knitting skills. The participant will learn the
basic stitches and develop skills in maintaining
an even tension in the piece. The instructor
will provide practice needles and practice yarn
until the participant determines a project. After
the selection of a project, the participant will
purchase the necessary supplies. Projects have
included knitting a scarf, sweater, blanket,
and handbag. Class size limited. Taught by
Lizabeth Doty. Weather make up added to end.
6 Sessions $ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96) + $mtls.
Tue., 10/4, 18, 25; 11/1, 15 & 22
Tue., 11/29; 12/6, 13; 1/10, 17 & 24
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Veterans Park School
Coloring to Relax
Adult Coloring ~ Relax to Create
Join us for a relaxing 2 hours of Adult Coloring lose yourself and all of the stress of the day as you
enjoy coloring pleasing patterns. We will learn a
bit about color theory at the same time! Coffee
and tea will be served. A $5 materials fee is due
to the facilitator, Laura McCormick at class.
1 Session Thur., 9/22
Mon., 9/26
$ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Venus Bldg.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
Jewelry
Jewelry Workshop ~ Beads Beads Beads!
Join
Viola
Galetta’s
jewelry making workshop.
Students from prior classes
are welcome back. Have
fun making your own
beaded jewelry. Select materials to march
your own style or make a lasting gift. Make
a complete project at each class. The average
project costs $10 and up (payable to instructor
at class) depending on materials chosen.
1 Session
Wed., 9/28
$ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 22) + $ mtls.
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ERMS
Leather Wrapped Bracelet
Design and create double and triple wrap
leather bracelets with crystals. A materials
fee of $20 is payable to the instructor, Viola
Galetta.
1 Session
Wed., 10/5
$ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 22) + $ mtls.
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ERMS
Bridge; Mah Jongg; Guitar; Tennis; Golf
9
The Instructors:
• Mary Watson-Stribula has taught bridge to college students and most recently to all ages at Lapham Center in New Canaan. Mary herself played
bridge decades ago and returned to it in the past six years. She plays both socially and competitively.
• Sybl Falik started playing Mah Jong as a young mother, as a way to socialize. Quickly Mah Jong became a passion, and she used this game to
meet friends by teaching the game to women. She hopes you will develop a love for this game as she has.
• Tom Elliott began study of the guitar at age ten. Later, he traveled extensively with his own groups and appeared with Chuck Berry, The Who, Frank Zappa
and Albert King, among others. He has operated his own guitar studio in Ridgefield, CT since 1976, where he has taught students aged 6 to 60. He has
taught at WCSU, Wooster School and also led his own popular music group as well as appearing as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles.
• Glen Englander is a well known and respected tennis professional. He is the Director of Senior Tennis for Fairfield County and presently on the tennis staff
at the Four Seasons Racquet Club in Wilton.
• Beverlee Henion has been golfing since age 12 and competes in tournaments. She has taught many others to play and some became golf pro.
Bridge ~ Day & Evening
Beginning Bridge ~ Day & Evening
Bridge is a wonderful
social game that can be
played on many levels,
each of them providing a good mental
workout. This class will introduce you to
bridge as it is played today. The goal will be
learning some of the basics of bridge as well
as enjoying the learning process. The class
is for beginners and those who are returning
to the game after being away from it for
decades. Taught by Mary Watson-Stribula.
Tuition includes hand outs. Class limit 12.
8 Sessions
$169 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $126)
Tue., 9/27; 10/4, 11, 18, 25; 11/1, 8 & 15
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Venus Bldg.
8 Sessions
$169 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $126)
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16 & 30
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. East Ridge Middle School
Bridge Basics Plus
This series of 8 classes will focus on how to
open hands with high points, focusing on the
partnership finding their best bid, making the
most of their combined hands. Students will
learn strong opening bids, responses to these,
the Gerber and Blackwood conventions. Time
permitting, negative doubles and more will
be taught. This class is a natural continuation
of the two basic courses offered on Tuesdays
in winter/spring 2016. Newcomers with
either earlier experiences in bridge or a
recent introduction to bridge who want
to work on the skills high-lighted are all
welcome. Taught by Mary Watson-Stribula.
Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg for Beginners
One bam..two crack! Never heard those
words? In this course you’ll not only learn
what they mean, but will discover an exciting
game that is experiencing a resurgence in
popularity. When you take this class, you
will learn from square one. Or should I
say tile one! This primer is very basic and
will have you playing in no time. You will
learn rules of the game as sanctioned by the
National Mah Jong League. Please bring
2016 NMJL card, if you own a set bring that
as well (don’t run out and buy one). Card
can be bought thru the National Mah Jong
League or amazon.com or game stores. Come
join me to learn this entertaining, social and
most enjoyable game. Taught by Sybl Falik.
6 Sessions
$ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96)
Thur., 10/13, 20, 27; 11/3, 10 & 17
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
6 Sessions
$ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96)
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ERMS
♪ Music, Guitar ♫
Introduction to Acoustic Guitar
This class, structured
for beginners will
assist you in acquiring
the technique you’ll
need to deal with the
melodic, harmonic and
rhythmic possibilities
of the most widely
Tuition includes hand outs. Class limit 12. played
instrument
of our time. How to get those favorite
8 Sessions
$169 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $126)
Tue., 9/27; 10/4, 11, 18, 25; 11/1, 8 & 15
tunes from your ears to your fingers is
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Venus Bldg.
the question we’ll try to answer for you.
Participants need a playable acoustic
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Ridgefield
Continuing
play. In addition, an inexpensive method
Education offers courses
book and a manuscript book (blank music
online through ed2go. To learn more or sheets) will get us started in understanding
register visit www.ridgefieldschools.org and the language of musicians (materials fee
click ONLINE COURSES or visit www. of $15-17 is payable to the instructor at
ed2go.com/ridgefield Class is 6 weeks long. the first class). Taught by Tom Elliott.
Computer/Technology Training
Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn,
Twitter, Pinterest. ~ See Pages 4 & 7.
Microsoft Office: Excel, Access, Outlook,
PowerPoint, Word ~ See Page 5.
Photoshop Elements ~ See Page 6.
8 Sessions $ 144 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 115) +$mtls.
Wed., 10/19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30; 12/7 & 14
7 to 8:30 p.m. ERMS
Registration Information
Checks (Preferred), Visa, MasterCard
Phone: (203) 431-2812
www.ridgefieldschools.org
[email protected]
Tennis
Beginner In Door Tennis - Group A
For people who have
never played
before,
but now would like to
take the opportunity to
learn the game - this is
your chance!
These
classes are designed
for those players who
want to learn some basic fundamentals in
a fun and relaxed setting. Taught by Glen
Englander, who will provide each player
with a complimentary racquet.
Class
limit 6. Make up date (if needed) is 12/5.
6 Sessions
$ 110 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 83)
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21 & 28
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Branchville School Gym
In Door Tennis - Group B
For people with some tennis background,
who have not played in a number of years
and would like to get back onto the court
and review basic fundamentals in a fun and
relaxed setting. Taught by Glen Englander,
who will provide each player with a
complimentary racquet. Class limit 6. Make
up date (if needed) is 12/5.
6 Sessions
$ 110 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 83)
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21 & 28
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Branchville School Gym
Golf
Beginner In Door Golf
Get ready for golf
season!! Learn to
play golf or improve
your game without
dealing with the
weather.
Indoor
golf lessons are
offered for beginner
players. These lessons include both pre-swing
and in-swing fundamentals all in the comfort
of the indoors. Beginners should bring a 5, 7,
and 9 iron, any hybrids you have and a driver
and golf glove to the first class. You can buy
individual clubs or a starter set at some sporting
goods stores. Taught by Beverlee Henion.
Class limit 5. Make up date (if needed) is 12/1.
5 Sessions
$ 92 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Tue., 9/20, 27; 10/4, 18, 25
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Branchville School Gym
Medical Questions
We expect students to have consulted with their
doctor before starting a new exercise program.
10 Line Dance; Ballroom & Salsa; Zumba; Complete Workouts; Pilates
The Instructors:
• Steve Parker and Ellen Russow have been line dancing for over 20 years and teaching line dance for nearly ten years.
• Natalie Mazzola is a former amateur 10 dance champion, and a teacher for over 20 years at the Vitti’s School of Dance in Danbury, CT.
She loves to have fun, and her no stress attitude toward dance is clear as her students always leave with a smile!
• Pat Anikewich has made physical fitness the pinnacle of her life. As a fitness buff and marathon runner, she advocates a healthy
lifestyle. Pat holds many group exercise certifications and teaches at many Westchester and Connecticut fitness centers.
• Motoko Kuroda is a certified Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, and Zumba Toning® instructor with an M.A. in Fitness Management
who teaches at several locations in Westchester County.
• Frances Sheridan Goulart is a certified yoga, pilates and yoga-lates instructor who has been teaching in Ridgefield and throughout
Fairfield County for over a decade. She is also a certified clinical nutritionist and author of Super Immunity Foods (McGraw Hill).
Line Dance
Line Dance for Fun & Exercise: Beginners
The ideal workout. Burn fat and calories while
you’re having fun. Do you know your right from
your left, can you count to 8? - Then you can line
dance! We’ll start with the basics and build from
there. If you’ve been to this course before, come
on back, we have new dances lined up for this
course. Please bring a water bottle and wear gym
shoes to the class. The instructors, Steve Parker
and Ellen Russow have been Line Dancing for
over 20 years. Weather make up, if needed, is
added to the end.
5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 47) per person
Wed., 9/21, 28; 10/5, 19 & 26
Wed., 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7
Wed., 1/18, 25; 2/1, 8 & 15
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Farmingville School
10 Sessions
$ 120 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 90)
Complete Workouts
Body Precision
Work smarter not harder
with this 60 minute interval
training routine. The focus
will be cardiovascular
endurance, balance and
overall conditioning to put
your body in the best shape
ever. Bring a mat and towel. All other equipment
provided by the instructor, Patricia Anikewich.
7 Sessions
$ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $63)
Tue., 9/27; 10/4, 18, 25; 11/1, 15 & 22
Tue., 11/29; 12/6, 13; 1/10, 17, 24 & 31
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Veterans Park School
14 Sessions
$ 164 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 124)
60 Minute Calorie Burner Workout!
Shed those unwanted winter pounds with this
60 minute workout, guaranteed to get your body
Summer ready! Low impact cardio, weight
training and core work will help to speed up
your metabolism and burn calories. Various
equipment (bands, gliders and weights) will be
provided by the instructor, Patricia Anikewich.
Please bring your own mat and towel.
Ballroom, Salsa
Ballroom Dance & Salsa Beginner - Part 1
A fun, no stress way to learn
ballroom dancing and Salsa.
Students will learn 3 or 4 basic
steps for Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz,
Cha Cha, and Salsa. No partner
required. Two left feet welcome.
Wear your party shoes with
leather or suede soled shoes.
Taught by Natalie Mazzola.
Weather make up is 12/14.
7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63) per person
Wed., 10/19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7
7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Veterans Park School
Ballroom Dance & Salsa Beginner - Part 2
A fun class for people who took Beginner 1 last
session or have basic knowledge of dances taught
in Beginner 1. This course will add some figures
to the dances taught in Beginner 1. No partner
required. Two left feet welcome. Wear your party
shoes with leather or suede soled shoes. Taught
by Natalie Mazzola. Weather make up is 12/14.
7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63) per person
Wed., 10/19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7
7:50 to 8:50 p.m. Veterans Park School
Medical Questions
We expect students to consult with their doctor
before starting a new exercise program.
7 Sessions
$ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Thur., 9/22, 29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27 & 11/3
Thur., 11/10, 17; 12/1, 8, 15; 1/12 & 19
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Veterans Park School
14 Sessions
$ 164 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 124)
Foam Rolling
Foam Rolling with Elin Waterston
Learn Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) techniques
and gain a basic understanding of how to use a
foam roller properly. Foam rolling helps release soft
tissue, relieve muscle tension, break up knots and
scar tissue, and improve circulation. By using your
body weight to create deep compression, rolling
can improve flexibility, range of motion, and speed
up recovery from sore muscles. You must bring a
30” or 36” medium or high density foam roller (you
may call (203) 431-2812 to purchase a foam roller
for $28 from the instructor). Bio on page 10.
1 Session
$ 16 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 12)
Thur., 9/22 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Branchville School Gym
Thur., 11/17 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Venus Bldg.
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Zumba
Zumba® with Toning
Join the party! This class fuses
Latin and International rhythms
with easy to follow dance moves
to create a fun and energy filled
dance workout. ZUMBA® uses
the principles of interval fitness
training to maximize caloric
output, fat burning and total body toning. Sculpt
and tone your body to a variety of styles including
Samba, Axé, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Flamenco
and Belly Dance. No dance experience necessary!
Zumba® Toning with small maraca-like Zumba
Toning Sticks (1 lb each) is incorporated in the
session to boost muscular sculpting. Students should
wear comfortable clothing and aerobic style shoes,
with good support but little tread on the sole. Bring a
towel and water bottle. Taught by Motoko Kuroda.
2 Sessions
Mon., 9/19 & 26
$ 26 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 20)
6 to 7 p.m. ERMS
8 Sessions
$ 96 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 72)
Mon., 10/17 thru 12/12 (no class 10/31) 6 to 7 p.m. ERMS
10 Sessions
Mon., 9/19 thru 12/12
$ 120 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 90)
6 to 7 p.m. ERMS
5 Sessions
$ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; & 11/2
Wed., 11/9, 16, 30; 12/7 & 14
Veterans Park School
6 to 7 p.m. 10 Sessions
$ 120 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 90)
Wed., 9/28 thru 12/14 6 to 7 p.m. Veterans Park School
Pilates
Pilates / Fab Abs with Frances Goulart
Try this unique and mind-body
approach to strengthening
your back and abdominals and
improving overall flexibility in
a matter of weeks. An hour of
slow and targeted abdominal
transformation exercises designed to slim and trim
the midsection, strengthening both the outer and
inner layer of abdominals (transverse abdominus,
rectus abdominus, internal and external obliques).
No prior experience needed. All are welcome.
Bring a thick mat to class. Optional weights: All
exercises can be done with or without a set of 1 or
2 pound weights; Frances will show you how.
7 Sessions
$ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Tue., 9/27; 10/4, 11, 18, 25; 11/1 & 8
Tue., 11/15, 22, 29; 12/6, 13; 1/10 & 17
Venus Bldg.
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 7 Sessions
$ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2, 9 & 16
Wed., 11/30; 12/7, 14; 1/11, 18, 25 & 2/1
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. ERMS
14 Sessions
$ 164 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 124)
Yoga, Zen Flexibility; Tai Chi
11
The Instructors:
• Gwen Roman has taught Tai Chi for years. She trains with Myles MacVane; other teachers include Alex Dong, Master Bing, and Wang Feng-Ming.
• Shanta Marshall Ballou, M.Ed., a certified Integral Yoga teacher has taught in the county since 1997. She has 500 HR trainings in Beginners,
Intermediate, Advanced, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Other certifications: Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, and Reiki.
• Miriam Zernis is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Master with 19 years of experience in the teachings of yoga asana and
philosophy, a certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master and Kirtan (devotional chanting) artist.
• Elin Waterston is a lifelong dancer who started Yoga over 9 years ago as a complement to dance and is a certified instructor in 200HR RYT
Vinyasa Yoga, Om Factory Aerial Yoga, Fly Gym Aerial Fitness® Instructor and Master Trainer, Pole Dance and LaBlast® Ballroom Fitness.
• Jessica Outlaw has been teaching hatha, vinyasa, restorative, prenatal, postnatal & mommy n me yoga in the New York City area since
1999. She enjoys bringing the practice to people to expand its therapeutic and fitness benefits to all.
Yoga ~ Evening
Gentle Beginner Yoga with Shanta
Marshall Ballou
This class will teach you a foundation of
yoga poses that you can do anywhere - at
anytime! This is the “Integral” yoga style
which is a mello, low-key, stress reducing
class with light aerobic activity. Suitable
for all levels, beginner to advanced. Begins
with opening chants, warm-up stretches
and sun salutation. 15 plus asanas (poses)
will be learned that will be repeated and
varied each week. A deep relaxation
period, breathing exercises, an introduction
to meditation and closing chants follow.
Focus is inward to the eternal self and
concentration is on a meditative flow and
calming the mind and emotions. Please
bring a mat, blanket, and throw pillow.
Led by Shanta Marshall Ballou.
Yoga, Zen ~ Day
Tai Chi
Get your day started with a positive,
calm mental attitude and a un-kinked
body in this class based on the undiluted,
classical and holistic approach to yoga as
a complete healing system. Students will
move systematically through warmups,
sun salutations and a short sequence of
powerful poses to tone and strengthen all
the muscle groups of the body. A deep
and healing guided relaxation at the end
of practice leaves you feeling relaxed and
rejuvenated. This is a timeless, balanced,
meditative style for all levels. Please bring
a mat and blanket. Led by Miriam Zernis.
of exercise often called
meditation in motion, has
been practiced in China
for hundreds of years. This
ancient art helps relieve
stress, increase strength
and flexibility, improve
balance, coordination and
circulation. Its slow and graceful movements
make it accessible to anyone, regardless of
age or level of physical fitness. While Tai
Chi improves overall physical and mental
health, it is also an effective martial art.
Morning Yoga Kickstart with Miriam Zernis Tai Chi, the gentle form
8 Sessions
$96 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $72)
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 & 12
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Venus Bldg.
7 Sessions
$ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $63)
Mon., 9/19, 26; 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14 & 21
Mon., 11/28; 12/5, 12; 1/9, 23, 30 & 2/6
7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
ERMS
6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55)
Wed., 9/14, 21, 28; 10/5, 19 & 11/2
Wed., 11/16, 30; 12/7, 14; 1/11 & 18
8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Venus Bldg.
7 Sessions
$ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $63)
Thur., 9/29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27; 11/3 & 10
Thur., 11/17; 12/1, 8, 15; 1/12, 19 & 26
7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Veterans Park School
Zen Flexibility with Elin Waterston
14 Sessions (per above) $164 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $124)
Yoga with Elin Waterston
Improve
strength,
increase flexibility and
build stamina in this
open level class. This
physically challenging
and flowing practice
integrates
physical
poses, pranayama and
meditation, with a deep
focus on alignment and body awareness.
Variations and modifications are offered,
making it accessible for all experience levels,
encouraging students to deepen their individual
practices. Please bring a mat and any yoga
props you require. Taught by Elin Waterston.
7 Sessions
$ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Thur., 9/29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27; 11/3 & 10
Thur., 11/17; 12/1, 8, 15; 1/12, 19 & 26
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Branchville School
14 Sessions (per above) $164 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $124)
Registration Information:
Phone: (203) 431-2812
[email protected]
12 Sessions (per above) $142 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $108)
Relax, renew and restore yourself. Use
deep restorative body work to improve
joint mobility and range of motion, relieve
muscle tension, reduce pain and the effect
of stress and overuse. Deep stretching helps
improve flexibility by moving beyond the
muscle and into the body’s soft connective
tissue. Led by Elin Waterston.
7 Sessions
$ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Thur., 9/29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27; 11/3 & 10
Thur., 12/1, 8, 15; 1/12, 19, 26 & 2/2
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Venus Bldg.
14 Sessions (per above) $164 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $124)
Align & Flow Yoga with Jessica Outlaw
Bring your life into balance with this 75
minute slow flow alignment-focused class
that includes yoga postures, proper breathing
and deep relaxation to calm the mind, open
the heart and invigorate the body. Jessica
leads students on a path of self-discovery
within a nurturing and safe environment,
by encouraging them to practice with
intelligence, mindfulness and curiosity.
Modifications and variations will be offered
for students of all levels and abilities. Please
bring a mat, 2 yoga blocks and large towel or
blanket to class.
6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55)
Fri., 10/14, 21; 11/4, 18; 12/2 & 9
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Venus Bldg.
Beginning Tai Chi (Yang Long Form)
Tai Chi, described as “meditation in motion”
is a centuries old Chinese discipline used for
health, relaxation, meditation and self defense.
Relaxation and inner calm and strength are
emphasized. It can be practiced by anyone,
regardless of age, sex or athletic ability. Tai
Chi is considered a healing exercise. Taught
by Gwen Roman. Weather date is 1/4 or 2/1.
6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55)
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2 & 16
Wed., 11/30; 12/7, 14; 1/11, 18 & 25
6:40 to 7:40 p.m.
ERMS
12 Sessions (per above) $142 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $108)
Tai Chi Intermediate (Continuing)
This intermediate class is for students who
have completed the first level class. Taught
by Gwen Roman. Weather date is 1/4 or 2/1.
6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55)
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2 & 16
Wed., 11/30; 12/7, 14; 1/11, 18 & 25
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ERMS
12 Sessions (per above) $142 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $108)
Qi Three
Qi Three with Frances Goulart
Learn to move the energy in your body and
connect with the energy in the universe
in this fusion of three workouts: Tai Chi,
Yoga, and Pilates. You’ll strengthen your
abs and back, gain flexibility, improve
posture, coordination and balance -- in one
60 minute workout. Open to all levels.
5 Sessions
$ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 47)
Tue., 11/15, 22, 29; 12/6 & 13
4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Medical Questions
We expect students to consult with their doctor
before starting a new exercise program.
12
French; German; Italian; Spanish
The Instructors:
• Alyson Piro, a native of Montréal, Québec, holds a BA in French and German and studied at the Université de Rennes in Normandy, France,
and the Universität Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany. Ms. Piro earned an MA in Linguistics from New York University.
• Sylvana Serravezza is a native of Venice and teacher of Italian for many years at local universities and in Ridgefield Continuing Education. She is also
a marketing representative for an Italian company.
• Oscar Vargas is a native of Colombia, who has lived here since 1969. A graduate of NYU, he worked in international business for about 20
years, and has traveled extensively in Latin America and Spain. He now has his own business. He has taught Spanish here for 20 years.
• Bob Kibel was a Court Interpreter in Spanish and German for the Connecticut State court system for over 25 years. He is tri-lingual (Spanish,
German, and English) having been educated in and lived in the Dominican Republic and Austria for a number of years. He has been teaching
languages at the German School of CT and local colleges and Berlitz as well for many years.
• Barry Corn is a retired Lawyer who has an affinity for languages. He is fluent in French, Spanish, and Portuguese and also teaches ESL.
French - Day & Evening
Text/handout Info for All French Classes
A $10 handouts fee is payable to the
instructor at the first class. Text info at
www.ridgefieldschools.org/french.htm
French: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Day & Evening
This course is for the beginner or almost-beginner
in French. The emphasis will be on travel
vocabulary (including ordering meals and wine
in French restaurants) and basic communication;
attention will also be given to basic grammar
and pronunciation. Taught by Alyson Piro.
9 Sessions $ 162 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 130) + $mtls.
Tue., 9/27; 10/4, 18, 25; 11/1, 15, 22, 29 & 12/6
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Veterans Park School
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7
12 noon to 1:25 p.m. Venus Bldg.
French: Beginner, Part 4 ~ Evening
This is a continuation of French Beginner, Part
3 from the Spring 2016 session. However, any
interested student with a year or two of high
school French will feel comfortable in the class.
Students will build on the basic framework
of French grammar and pronunciation while
becoming more at ease communicating in
French. Special emphasis will be given to
travel vocabulary. Taught by Alyson Piro.
8 Sessions $ 144 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 115) + $mtls.
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 & 12
6:00 to 7:25 p.m. ERMS
French: Intermediate ~ Evening
This course is for students who have a solid
foundation in French and want to hone their
skills. We will focus on conversation and
current events and aim to feel completely at ease
when speaking French. Taught by Alyson Piro.
8 Sessions $ 144 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 115) + $mtls.
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 & 12
7:30 to 9 p.m. ERMS
French: Advanced ~ Day
This class is for those students who have
had at least 3 years (or the equivalent) of
high school French. The course emphasizes
conversation and current events. Select
readings include an abridged version of
the Maigret detective novels by Georges
Simenon.
Taught by Alyson Piro.
Italian - Day & Evening
Italian: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Evening
Spanish - Day & Evening
Spanish: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Day & Evening
For students with little or no previous Spanish
experience. Class covers basic vocabulary,
pronunciation,
elementary
conversation,
sentence structure, and basic grammar using the
present and past tenses. Good background for
8 Sessions
$ 159 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 130) travel to a Spanish speaking country. The course
focuses on how to carry on simple conversations
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 & 12
6:00 to 7:25 p.m.
ERMS in Spanish, as spoken in Latin America. Taught
by Oscar Vargas (eve) and Barry Corn (day).
Tuition includes the text Learn Spanish
Italian: Beginner, Part 2 ~ Evening
This course is a continuation of beginners the Fast and Fun Way (Barrons, 4th Ed.).
part 1. Newcomers with some background 6 Sessions (12 hours) $172 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $143)
of the languages basic structure are welcome. Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21 & 28 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ERMS
Whether for travel, business, or to extend your 8 Sessions (12 hours) $172 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $143)
knowledge, the course will cover vocabulary Tue., 10/18, 25; 11/1, 8, 15, 29; 12/6 & 13
Venus Bldg.
and basic grammar of this beautiful language, 1:35 to 3 p.m.
plus culture, food, travel, and topics of Spanish: Beginner, Part 2 ~ Day
interest. It is a must for people traveling to
Italy. Students should bring the text, Italian A continuation of Beginners Part 1 from
Made Simple to class. Taught by Sylvana Winter/Spring 2016. Newcomers with a little
experience are welcome. After a brief review,
Serravezza.
class continues with basic vocabulary, sentence
8 Sessions
$ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
structure, and practical conversation. Students
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 & 12
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
ERMS should bring the text, Learn Spanish the Fast
and Fun Way (Barrons, 4th Ed.) to class. Taught
Italian: Intermediate, Part 1 ~ Evening
by Barry Corn (day).
For people who have completed at least two 8 Sessions
$ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
sessions of beginner, parts 1 and 2 or students Tue., 10/18, 25; 11/1, 8, 15, 29; 12/6 & 13
that have a previous study of the language and 12:05 to 1:30 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
are comfortable with basic grammar. This
course will focus on advancing our grammar Spanish: Beginner, Part 2/3 ~ Evening
and expand vocabulary with reading, writing, A continuation of Beginners Part 2a from
Newcomers with a little
and pronunciation, plus colloquial idioms. Spring 2016.
Students should bring the text, Italian Made experience are welcome. After a brief review,
Simple to class. Taught by Sylvana Serravezza. class continues with basic vocabulary, sentence
8 Sessions
$ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119) structure, and practical conversation. Students
should bring the text, Learn Spanish the Fast
Wed., 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7
6 to 7:25 p.m. ERMS and Fun Way (Barrons, 4th Ed.) to class.
Includes handouts. Taught by Oscar Vargas.
This course, for people new to Italian, focuses
on practical conversation and basic language
structure. It is a must for people traveling
to Italy. Tuition includes text Italian Made
Simple. Taught by Sylvana Serravezza.
Italian: Advanced ~ Evening
This class is for students that have a comfortable
command of conversational Italian and a scholastic
level of grammar. The course will focus on
independent weekly assignments to be presented
and to be discussed by the class. There will also be
some discussion of current affairs and short readings
to expand current colloquial language usage.
Includes handouts. Taught by Sylvana Serravezza.
$ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
9 Sessions $ 162 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 130) + $mtls. 8 Sessions
Wed., 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7
ERMS
1:30 to 3 p.m. Venus Bldg. 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Why Learn a Foreign Language? in Person?
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Expand your limits! Step away from a rote computer program and into live, active learning
of a foreign language. Read or listen to the news as heard in another country. Travel to
another country to see the sites, converse, eat, and enjoy the culture.
6 Sessions
$ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2 & 9
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ERMS
Spanish Conversation for Advanced
Beginner/Intermediate ~ Evening
A conversation oriented class that provides an
opportunity for speaking and listening using
every day situations. Grammar concepts will
also be taught. Geared toward people with a
basic knowledge of Spanish (i.e. beginners
classes here or equivalent) who can hold a
simple conversation. Students should bring
the text, Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way
(Barrons, 4th Ed.) to class. Includes handouts.
Taught by Bob Kibel.
8 Sessions
$ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
Thur., 10/20, 27; 11/3, 10, 17; 12/1, 8 & 15
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Veterans Park School
German; Archaeology; Writing; Reading; Genealogy; Cooking & Nutrition 13
The Instructors:
• Lynn-Marie Wieland is a lithic archaeologist specializing in Southern New England prehistory with an emphasis on the Indians of Ridgefield,
whose territory covered from Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Pound Ridge, New York to the Norwalk River. She has just finished excavating
a site in Ridgefield that covered at least 9,000 years of occupation Her specialty is the study of the manufacturing and use of stone tools.
• Carmine Coco De Young holds an MA in Writing Popular Fiction, and is an award-winning author, freelance writer, speaker, and storyteller. In her
fifteenth year of teaching writing for all reading levels, she continues to encourage writers of all ages. Her website is www.CCocoDeYoung.com
• Linda Keefer, former preschool director, pre-K and K-8 teacher, tutor, SAT instructor, educational consultant and mother of two, has helped
teach over 1000 children to read, including many 4 year olds. She has taught teachers how to teach reading and worked with Head Start.
• Eileen Burton has been involved in genealogy as a serious hobby for over 15 years. Her research led her to visit ancestal villages in Germany.
• Laura Torok-Lobelson loves to teach and cook. She holds a master of Science in Human Nutrition and has taught science and math at the high
school level. She has been cooking healthy meals “from scratch” and imparting nutritional advice to family and friends for years.
• Peggy Krotzer holds a Master of Science in Nutrition and is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist.
German - Day & Evening
Writing and Reading
Basic conversation for beginners with a focus
on pronunciation, comprehension, vocabulary,
and basic grammar. Tuition includes the text
Learn German the Fast and Fun Way (ISBN13:9781438074955). Taught by Robert Kibel.
Bio on page 12.
Are you a voyager of stories looking to explore an
idea and venture into writing fiction? Designed
for writers of all levels, this workshop will help
to identify the main and supportive characters
of your story, the basics of a beginning hook to
plotting events that lead to the climax, and how
to avoid staggering story stoppers caused by the
muddle in the middle. Fine writing is an adventure
… come explore and expand your talent as a
writer. Taught by Carmine Coco De Young.
German: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Evening
8 Sessions
$ 172 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 143)
Wed., 10/19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30; 12/7 & 14
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
German: Intermediate, Part 1 ~ Day
Building on what we have learned in previous
semesters, we will expand our knowledge of
German using the text, Learn German the Fast
and Fun Way (ISBN-13:9781438074955), which
students should bring to class, as a supplement.
Newcomers with a basic knowledge of German
(i.e. Beginners classes here or equivalent) who
can hold a simple conversation and wish to gain
fluency in everyday conversation are welcome.
This course emphasizes conversation, vocabulary
and grammar strengthening, pronunciation, and
reading (text and supplementary articles) geared
toward mastery of everyday language and
common travel situations. Taught by Robert
Kibel. Bio on page 12.
8 Sessions
$ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
Wed., 10/19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30; 12/7 & 14
3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
Archaeology
The Rise of Civilization in Meso America
The course might also be called from caves
to pyramids because we will discuss how the
people of Mesoamerica went from caves to
building cities, states, and empires. Before
pyramids appeared in Egypt, they were being
built in Mexico, by people who had no written
language, and used only stone tools. One
by one, civilizations in Mexico, Honduras,
Guatemala, and Belize rose and fell. We will
look at the Olmecs, the people of Teotihuacan,
the Zapotecs, the Mayans, and the Aztecs. They
all spoke different languages, but produced
the same wonderful art, played the same
ballgame, established extensive trade routes,
built monumental cultural centers, practiced
human sacrifice, and had similar pantheons
of gods. This course will introduce you to the
people who came before these civilizations and
the ones who built them. They were artistic,
passionate, fierce people, who will stir your
admiration, and fire your imagination. Taught
by Lynn-Marie Wieland.
4 Sessions
$79 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $59)
Wed, 9/28; 10/5, 19 & 26
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Venus Bldg.
Fiction Writing
6 Sessions
$ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96)
Thur., 9/29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27 & 11/3
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Veterans Park School
Teach Your Child to Read Workshop
An estimated 75% of all learning involves
reading. Learn how to help teach your child
to read successfully in 5 steps. Parents and
class participants will learn what materials
are the most effective and efficient in teaching
children to read and write quickly and easily.
Fun enrichment games and materials will be
presented also. Learning to read isn’t difficult
if you have the best materials and methods
- even four-year-olds can do it! Parents can
begin working with their children from birth
on learning the fundamentals to literacy. This
interactive workshop will be fun and engaging.
Recommended list of materials and books will
be handed out. Taught by Linda Keefer.
1 Session
Mon., 12/5
$ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 22)
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ERMS
Cooking & Nuitrition
Meatless Mondays and Beyond
Explore the culinary versatility and health
benefits of plant foods: vegetable, fruits, grains,
legumes, nuts and seeds. Whether you wish
to incorporate more plant-based dishes into
your weekly meals or adopt a vegetarian diet,
this class will teach you and each student will
prepare delicious recipes from scratch. The
health benefits of such meals will be discussed
and you will look at plant-based dishes in a new
way. A food fee of $10-$12 per class is payable
to the teacher, Laura Turok-Lobelson.
2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $37) + $ food fee
Tue., 10/25 & 11/1 7 to 9 p.m. Scott Ridge Middle Sch.
Ancient Grains Meet Modern Palates
Ancient grains (farro, red quinoa, millet, freekeh,
black rice, etc.) many which are gluten free, are
becoming mainstream and widely available in
grocery stores. Explore the variety of textures,
flavors and health benefits that these whole
grains have to offer. Participants will learn how
to easily assemble a nutritious and delicious
“grain bowl”, as well as prepare other tasty
meals/side dishes from scratch that incorporate
ancient grains. A food fee of $10-$12 per class is
payable to the teacher, Laura Turok-Lobelson.
2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $37) + $ food fee
Thur., 10/20 & 11/3 7 to 9 p.m. Scott Ridge Middle Sch.
What Are You Eating?
It’s true, you are what you eat. What we eat
impacts our health. Do you want to clean up
your diet and make healthier food choices?
Genealogy
Not sure how to do it? We will cover what
you should look for when shopping in the
Genealogy for Beginners
grocery store, the differences between grass
The first class covers starting
fed and grain fed beef, when to buy organic,
your family tree, understanding
genetically modified organisms (GMO’s),
relationships, finding sources of
artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup
information, using the Internet to
and their impact on your health. Other topics
find records, and keeping tract of
include the benefits of heart healthy fish oil and
records using popular software.
fats, foods that are good for you and those you
The second session highlights include: studying want to avoid. Taught by Peggy Krotzer.
Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
the US Census from 1790 - 1940; locating 1Mon.,
9/26
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ERMS
immigration records; finding and reading ships’
manifests; using other available records, and Why Am I Gaining Weight?
abrief introduction to finding records outside the Want to lose a few pounds or just maintain your
USA. Taught by Eileen Burton. Class Limit 7. weight? We will cover why skipping breakfast
2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37) causes weight gain, which foods put weight on and
Mon., 10/17 & 24
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Venus Bldg. why eating protein at every meal is so important.
Wed., 11/30 & 12/7
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Other topics include how being overweight
contributes to health risks and the difference
between a healthy and unhealthy weight loss
Checks (Preferred), Visa / MasterCard Accepted program. You will learn lifestyle modifications
to help maintain your current weight or the lose
Phone: (203) 431-2812
weight. Taught by Peggy Krotzer.
$ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
[email protected] 1 Session Registration Information
Mon., 11/7
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ERMS
14
Gardening; Wreath Making; Interior Decoration; Feng Shui; Staging
The Instructors:
• Laura Stabell is a Master Gardener, arborist, horticulturist and naturalist. She is also a landscape gardener who work has been featured in
magazines and on the Garden Conservancy open garden tour. She founded and directs the Saugatuck River Watershed Association.
• Catherine Beauregard, owner of Beauregard Horticultural Services, is a graduate of The School of Professional Horticulture at NYBG. She
is also accredited by NOFA’s Organic Land Care Association and specializes in using a wide pallet of native plants to reduce environmental
impact, combat deer damage, and minimize the amount of water needed to keep a property in pristine condition.
• Linda Keefer has degrees in history and education, and was a student of the historian of the Preservation Movement in the U.S.,
Dr. Charles Hosmer. His books on the preservation movement have been designated “the bible of the preservation movement”
by the American Institute of Architects. Ms Keefer’s Pinterest design page has 35,000 followers.
• Christine Persche is a design librarian, certified feng shui consultant, a graduate of Pratt Institute and a US Green Building Council Accredited
Professional (LEED AP). She attended the New England School of Feng Shui and works with individuals, small businesses and non-profits.
• Gail L. Ascher, RA, LEED AP, is a local architect who specializes in residential design, building energy efficiency, and construction.
Decorating
Gardening
Feng Shui
Basic Gardening Skills & Horticultural Tips Victorian and Arts & Crafts Decor Styles with Embrace Your Space: Design with Feng Shui
Over this course, you’ll develop the skills to be
able to work in your garden for longer periods
of time without the usual aches and pains of
gardening. You’ll come away with handy
techniques to make it easier for you to garden,
instructions and how to’s. Taught by Cathy
Beauregard.
1 Session
Mon., 9/26
$ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ERMS
Beyond the Basics
What to plant, when to plant, and how much
to plant in your garden to make it look full
but not over crowded. The second session
includes working on a garden renovation
(Venus Building area in Ridgefield) so bring
your boots and gloves and a few pots so you
can take plants home. Bassic gardening skills
required. Taught by Cathy Beauregard.
2 Sessions
$ 49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
Wed., 9/28
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ERMS
Sat., 10/1 (rain date is 10/2) 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Spring Bulbs and Their Companions
Before you plant bulbs this fall, now is the time
to plan a spring bloom garden! Bulbs are an
easy way to add another season to your garden,
give you cut flowers, or decorate your yard for a
spring event. This class explores all that blooms
from late winter through June with emphasis
on bulbs and the addition of trees, shrubs,
perennials and wildflowers that are excellent
companions. Taught by Laura Stabell.
1 Session
Wed., 10/5
$31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $24)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ERMS
Knowing your Enemy! Protecting Your
Garden from Deer
Learn what works and what doesn’t to protect
your landscaping from our “dear, deer friends”.
A brief history from research includes why deer
eat what they do at different times of the year
and how to protect your valuable landscape
plants. Taught by Cathy Beauregard.
1 Session
Mon., 10/17
$ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ERMS
Tree ID Walk in Downtown Ridgefield
Whether you are you planting
a tree for your landscape or
just love trees, learn about the
trees in downtown Ridgefield
as you walk, view, and enjoy.
Taught by Laura Stabell.
We’ll meet in the center of
Ridgefield; directions to
follow. Rain date is 10/23.
1 Session
Sat., 10/22
$31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $24)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Ridgefield
Tour of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
In this class, we will survey Victorian and Arts
& Crafts styles. We will discuss what influenced
their styles, elements of their style, and famous
examples of homes in Britain and the U.S. which
feature their styles. A brief history of Queen
Victoria and William Morris will be reviewed.
We will see how elements of Victorian and Arts
& Crafts styles are used in design today. The first
class will be held in Ridgefield. For the second
class, we will meet at Lockwood-Mathews
mansion in Norwalk, and their staff will provide
a tour and discuss the history of the house and
its architecture and furnishings. Bibliography
on these styles and reading materials for further
research will be handed out. Class participation
is encouraged in this relaxed and interactive
celebration of Victorian and Arts and Crafts styles.
Tea and scones served in class in Ridgefield.
Tuition includes admission to LockwoodMathews Mansion Museum on 12/9. Taught by
Linda Keefer.
2 Sessions
Fri., 12/2 & 9
$ 45 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 35)
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Venus Bldg.
The 7 Steps to Designing a Room
Whether
you
are
redecorating a room, or
designing one from scratch,
designing a room doesn’t
have to be difficult if you
focuse on these seven key
steps. Finding your style, determining your
color palette, establishing designated activities
for the room, and drawing a floor plan will
be some of the steps covered in this design
workshop. Students may bring measurements
of a room in their home either sketched on paper
with measurements indicated - note windows and
doors - or drawn to scale on 1/2 inch graph paper
to create a design plan for during class. (nominal
materials fee). Taught by Linda Keefer.
1 Session
Wed., 11/2
$31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $24) + $ mtls.
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ERMS
Wreath Making
Holiday Wreaths
Add a natural dimension to your holiday
decorating! In this class you will learn how
and where to gather natural materials and
get ideas on what and where to use your
“gleanings”. A powerpoint presentation of
craft and decorating ideas will be followed
by a hands on wreath decorating workshop.
Materials list and fee information at www.
ridgefieldschools.org Taught by Laura Stabell.
1 Session
Mon., 12/5
$ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24) + Mtls.
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
Settled in your space, but something’s still just not
right? Are you buying or selling a home? Feeling
stuck, anxious or confused in any way? Our living
and working environments can have a profound
effect on the quality of our lives. Today’s feng
shui has many ways of helping you find your
balance and create healthy flow in all aspects of
your life. Start making the connections that can
open up new perspectives by looking at what your
environment is telling you. Energize your design
choices through furniture arrangement, color
selection and meaningful placement of elements
and objects. Feng shui reminds us to keep an eye
on the whole and to give space to each part of
our lives. This class is about designing living
places that resonate personally and powerfully to
help you feel connected, motivated and inspired.
Taught by Christine Persche.
2 Sessions
Mon., 10/17 & 24
$ 49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ERMS
Home Staging
Home Staging ~ Details on Page 7.
Wed., 10/5
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ERMS
Tools for Women
Empowering Women - Take Charge of Home
Repair and Renovation - and Save Big!
Hey ladies...Tired of waiting for a contractor to
show up? Overwhelmed with house costs with
the repair bills multiplying? Then this class is
for you... We will show you how to take charge
of a minor repair or even a major renovation
- whether it is a plumbing leak or a kitchen
renovation, you will be knowledgable and
prepared. We’ll address common problems, and
we’ll discuss the tools required, the scoping of
both small and large projects, the role of architect
or other professional, reviewing bids and costs
from contractors, and tips for dealing with home
contractors and related professionals. This class
is sure to boost your knowledge, skills, selfconfidence, and wallet! Taught by Gail Ascher.
2 Sessions
Wed., 11/30 & 12/7
$ 49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ERMS
Online Courses With ed2go
Ridgefield
Continuing
Education offers courses
online through ed2go. To learn
more or register visit www.ridgefieldschools.
org and click ONLINE COURSES or visit
www.ed2go.com/ridgefield Class is 6 weeks
long. Tuition for most classes is $99 per course.
Voice-Overs; Kumon Math and Reading; ABLE; ESL; GED
Voice-Overs
Voice-Overs . . . You’ve Heard
Wendy Shapero on TV and Radio
Commercials!
Now hear Wendy LIVE as she
illustrates how YOU could actually
begin using your speaking voice for
commercials, films, and videos! Most
people go about it the wrong way. Wendy
will show you a unique, outside-of-thebox way to cash in on one of the most
lucrative full or part-time careers out
there! This is a business that you can
handle on your own terms, on your
own turf, in your own time, and with
practically no overhead! And NOW is
the best time to make this happen as new
companies are looking for new voices
like never before. This exciting and fun
class could be the game changer you’ve
been looking for!
Instructor Wendy Shapero is a
successful voice artist, actor, choreographer,
dancer, and comedian with a wealth of
entertainment industry experience, including
many Cartoon Network shows and theatrical
productions like West Side Story and The
Idiot’s Guide to Comedy.
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Online Courses With ed2go
Ridgefield
Continuing
Education
offers courses
online through ed2go. To learn more or
register visit www.ridgefieldschools.
org and click ONLINE COURSES
ESL, CDP & GED Registration or visit www.ed2go.com/ridgefield
Class is 6 weeks long, Tuition for
If you are a resident of Ridgefield, Danbury, most classes is $99 per course.
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(Special
People’s
Housing,
Employment, Recreation, Education) develops
courses for people with disabilities. Details will
be at: www.ridgefieldschools.org/special.htm
when available or call (203) 431-2812.
Bethel, Brookfield, New Fairfield, or
Newtown you may take ESL, Citizenship, Course topics include:
CDP, and GED classes free through this
program. Class registration is in Danbury. Software applications (numerous
options), Graphic Design, Database
Call WERACE Community Resource Center
in Danbury at (203) 797-4731 from 8 a.m. to Development, QuickBooks (numerous
4 p.m. for ESL, GED and CDP information. options), Everyday Math, Algebra,
Statistics, Administrative Assistant,
Creative Writing, Publishing, Grant
Writing, Non-Profit Management,
If you have an expertise in a particu- Business Communications, Health Care
lar field or hobby and are interested & Medical, Personal Enrichment . . .
Continuing Education
Teaching Application
in sharing this skill with others in the
community and also have the ability to Test Prep classes available online:
communicate the complexities of your
GMAT, SAT/ACT, GRE, LSAT
area of expertise to others in an easy
1 Session
$ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Sat., 10/22
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Venus Bldg.
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