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					Learn.
What’s new
to you?
Ballroom Dancing
Mandarin Chinese
Basic Photoshop

Basic Boating
Identity Theft
 Prevention
Cooking
Crafts

Yoga
CPR




                   Fall/Winter 2006
Wilton Continuing Education • Fall 2006
                                      Dear Friends,
  Telephone Number:                   As we start a fresh new school year, we’ve created a new look for our brochure as well! We hope
                                      you like it. Susan Kelley, graphic designer, and Lisa Arnold, adult education Drawing and Sketch-
     203.834.7694                     ing instructor, have collaborated to highlight our popular and fun ballroom dancing classes. Come
                                      kick up your heels with us at our many new classes as well as your old favorites. Register right
       Fax Number:                    away since classes fill very quickly. Some of our classes run for just one or two sessions. If you’re
       203.834.7697                   looking for the excitement of learning something new but don’t have a lot of time, join us for these
                                      “mini” classes. Language classes run eight to ten weeks and you will come away excited to use
         Office:                      your speaking skills on your next vacation. Business may take you to Asia...try our new Mandarin
   Wilton High School                 Chinese and bring new skills to your job. These are just a few of the classes that may intrigue you.
   395 Danbury Road                   Look through our catalog now; you’ll be so glad you did!
                                      Sincerely,
   Wilton, CT 06897
        Room #3
 (next to the Message Center)         Sheila Wakoff

    Sheila H. Wakoff,                              Please help us protect our students with allergies. NO latex gloves or latex
       Coordinator                    LATEX        balloons are permitted in Middlebrook School. Please call our program at
                                                   203-834-7694 if you have any questions.
        Gail Lilly,
Assistant to the Coordinator
                                                               IMPORTANT INFORMATION
                                       NO CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
   Board of Education                  Monday, Oct. 2 Tuesday, Sept. 19*             Wednesday, Sept. 27*          Thursday, Sept. 21*
       Members                         Monday, Oct. 9 Tuesday, Nov. 7                Wednesday, Nov. 22            Thursday, Nov. 23
                                                             *additional closings for Middlebrook School ONLY
     Susan Bruschi                     CONFIRMATION: If you wish to have your registration confirmed, please send a
     Dona Waskom                       self-addressed, stamped envelope. Students will be notified only if a course is canceled or over-
                                       subscribed.
    Troy Ellen Dixon                   DISABLED ACCESS is available at all Wilton Public Schools.
      Karen Birck                      PAYMENT or credit card information must accompany registration.
       Lisa Bogan                      REFUND POLICY: If a student withdraws more than one week before the course start date,
                                       she/he will be given a refund less a $20 withdrawal fee per class. If a student withdraws less
     Robert Garland                    than one week before the course start date, she/he will be given a program credit (good for one
                                       year) less a $20 withdrawal fee per class. Please allow four to six weeks for refunds to be
                                       processed. If a student withdraws after a class has begun but is still in session, then that student
                                       is entitled to a pro-rated W.C.E. program credit (based on the number of classes held when the
    Superintendent of                  student informs W.C.E. of withdrawal from class) less a $20 withdrawal fee. Withdrawals and
         Schools                       changes must be made in writing. Please note: No refunds or credits for single session classes.
   Dr. Gary G. Richards                Material/food fees when included in the class fee are not refundable.
                                       WILTON SENIOR CITIZENS 62 years or older may take two courses (except computer, off-
                                       site classes/trips/tours, Donna Dewberry art classes, and golf lessons) free of charge on a space
The Wilton Continuing Education        available basis. All other fees (material/supply fees) need to be paid by the student. To find out
Program does not discriminate          if space is available and to register, please call to inquire on Tuesday, the week before class
in employment or in educational        begins. For example, if a class begins on Wednesday, October 4, you need to call on Tuesday,
                                       September 26. We will check space availability for you at that time.
opportunities on the basis of sex,
handicap, race, color, creed, reli-    OUT-OF-TOWNERS: A $10 non-resident fee is charged for one and two session courses; $15
                                       for courses with more sessions, as per the course description.
gion, national origin, ancestry, or
marital status.                        LOCATION: All classes will meet at Middlebrook Middle School, 131 School Rd (off Rt. 7
                                       south of the tennis courts), unless otherwise stated in the class description. (See map on page
                                       36). Please park in the large parking area on the west side of the school where you will turn at
                                       our Wilton Continuing Education sign. Please enter through the Auditorium Doors. Classroom
                                       locations will be posted inside the entrance.
    Cover by Lisa Arnold,              DATES AND LOCATION are both listed in the class description. Please make a note of these.
   Drawing and Sketching
      Instructor, and                  Please note:
                                       • Parking at Wilton High School is at a premium during school hours; please be prepared to
     Kelley/Fortunato
                                           walk a distance to the school and allow sufficient time before class.
     Marketing Design                  • Students are NOT permitted to bring children with them to class.
   Table of Contents                                                                          Daytime Classes
Daytime Classes ................................................. 1         In collaboration with Wilton Social Services, Wilton Con-
Computers ........................................................... 2     tinuing Education is able to offer DAYTIME CLASSES.
                                                                            These classes are designed for people who have daytime hours
Sports & Recreation............................................ 9           free to explore new areas of interest. Classes will be held at
Dance ................................................................ 13   Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road.
Hobbies & Crafts .............................................. 14
Fine Arts ........................................................... 16    INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH
Home & Garden................................................ 18            This stress-free introductory class is for those with no famil-
                                                                            iarity or recent exposure to Spanish. Emphasis will be on
Health & Personal Growth ............................... 21                 developing functional and useful conversational skills. By the
Business, Finance & Careers ............................ 22                 end of class you will be able to greet people, learn about their
                                                                            lives and families, describe places and individuals, express
Cuisine & Spirits .............................................. 26         feelings and plan activities. Taught by Bob Dalury, who has
Languages ......................................................... 28      lived and worked in Latin American countries and is certi-
Trips & Tours .................................................... 30       fied to teach in Connecticut. Spanish is Fun, Book 1 will be
                                                                            available for purchase ($20) at the first class.
Special Interest ................................................. 31
                                                                            12 Sessions Comstock Community                  Resident: $125
Frequently Asked Questions ............................. 35                               Center                       Non-resident: $140
Registration Form ..................... inside back cover                   Wednesdays, September 13-December 6          10:15am-11:15am

                                                                            SPANISH – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
  GED/ESL/pre-GED classes are provided free                                 This is a course for those who want to strengthen conversa-
                                                                            tional skills by learning how to communicate in typical Span-
  of charge to Wilton residents in cooperation                              ish-speaking environments: meeting new people, shopping,
  with Westport Continuing Education. Wilton                                dining in restaurants and foreign travel. You will develop more
  residents may register at any time.                                       experience in speaking the language. There will be a review
                                                                            of Spanish is Fun, Book I. Taught by Bob Dalury. Spanish is
  For information, please call (203)341-1209.                               Fun, Book II ($20) will be available for purchase at the first
  Registration dates are 9/7 & 9/11 at Bedford                              class.
  Middle School, 7:30-9:30pm.                                               12 Sessions Comstock Community                 Resident: $185
                                                                                           Center                      Non-resident: $200
                                                                            Wednesdays, September 13-December 6           8:30am-10:00am

  KAPLAN S.A.T. TEST PREPARATION                                            HOME LANDSCAPE GARDENING:
  CLASSES are offered to high school students.                              AUTUMN TASKS
  For information see “Special Interest.”                                   We’ll provide horticultural tips and techniques to put your
                                                                            garden to “bed” and prepare it for next spring. Topics will
                                                                            include fall cleanup, winter plant protection, fall planting tips,
                                                                            working with a cold frame and preparing flower beds now
                                                                            for spring planting later. Taught by Dan Holmes, Owner,
            A map and addresses of                                          Holmes Fine Gardens. Hurry and sign up; this one’s popular!
     Wilton Continuing Education classroom                                  You’re welcome to bring a bag lunch.
        buildings are located on page 36.                                   1 Session Comstock Community                     Resident: $35
                                                                                           Center                       Non-resident: $45
                                                                            Wednesday, September 27                        12:30pm-2:00pm




           Questions and Registration:                                                        CONFIRMATIONS
    Call (203) 834-7694 or Fax (203) 834-7697                                We do not send enrollment confirmation unless a self-
           Visit: www.wilton.k12.ct.us                                       addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with your regis-
                                                                             tration form. If your class is cancelled or postponed, we
                                                                             will call you.

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  Computers
Our popular DAY AND EVENING computer classes are limited to 6 students (unless stated otherwise in the class description).
Each student will have a computer to use. Instruction, in this small setting, is attentive to the individual. These classes fill up fast-
call now to register!
Note: If your class is at Wilton High School, parking is at a premium; please be prepared to walk a distance leaving sufficient time
before class. Additional parking is available at the Clune Center for the Arts parking lot.
Did you know that PRIVATE LESSONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE? Please call our office for further information.


                                                                         KEYBOARDING SKILLS –
  A GUIDE TO COMPUTER CLASSES                                            TOUCH-TYPING
  If you need:                  Take:                                    A Lunch-Hour Enrichment Class
  Typing Skills:                Keyboarding                              Typing has become as fundamental as reading and writing in
  Prerequisite:                 Windows XP                               today’s environment. If you never took touch-typing, here is
  File Management Skills:       File Management:                         your chance to acquire this essential skill. With the founda-
                                Organization, Backup and                 tion laid in this one-week class, you’ll learn proper hand
                                Preventative Maintenance                 position and location of all keys without looking, and develop
                                                                         the muscle memory that will ensure good habits. Every time
  If You Want To Learn:         Take:                                    you send an email or write a letter on the computer, you will
                                                                         increase your speed and accuracy. It’s a skill you’ll need to
  Word processing                                                        learn only once! Taught by Debbie Chavez.
  documents:                    Word Level 1/Level 2
                                                                         5 Sessions Wilton High School                  Resident: $100
  Spreadsheets:                 Excel/Advanced Excel                                   Room 6                       Non-resident: $115
  Relational Database:          Access                                   A. Monday-Friday, September 25-29               12:15-1:15pm
  Simple database/                                                       B. Monday-Friday, October 23-27                 12:15-1:15pm
  mailing lists/labels                                                   C. Monday-Friday, December 4-8                  12:15-1:15pm
  (name tags):                  Works
  Presentations:                PowerPoint                               MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP
  Design A Web Page:            WebPage Design                           TAKE THIS CLASS FIRST. It is a prerequisite for most
                                Macromedia Dreamweaver                   computer offerings.
                                & Flash                                  Your computer’s Windows Operating System coordinates all
  Create brochures/                                                      activities and resources on your computer. We begin with an
  newsletters:                  Pubisher                                 overview of computer architecture and terminology, and a
                                                                         job description of the operating system. We explore each item
  Internet:                     Level 1: Internet Survival               on the start menu and desktop, learn how to create shortcuts,
                                Kit                                      become familiar with the control panel, and work with Win-
                                Level 2: Internet Security &             dows Explorer to understand and navigate within the file
                                Privacy                                  hierarchy. We will introduce the technique of how to backup,
  Email, contacts/calendar                                               rename and delete files, create folders, and initiate hard disk
  management:                    Outlook 2003                            maintenance routines to keep your computer running
                                                                         smoothly. To reinforce and practice these important skills,
  Digital Imaging:              Basic Photoshop/Photoshop II/            we recommend a three-hour File Management class. Taught
                                Using Your Digital Camera/               by Debbie Chavez and Pam Barnet.
                                Intro to Digital
                                Photography                              2 Sessions Wilton High School                 Resident: $170
                                (See Fine Arts section)                                Room 6                      Non-resident: $180
                                                                         A. Monday & Tuesday, September 18 & 19 9:00am-12:00pm
                                                                         B. Monday & Wednesday, September 18 & 20 7:00pm-10:00pm
                                                                         C. Thursday & Friday, September 28 & 29 9:00am-12:00pm
                                                                         D. Monday & Tuesday, October 16 & 17         9:00am-12:00pm
                                                                         E. Wednesday & Thursday, October 25 & 26 9:00am-12:00pm
         A WORD ON PREREQUISITES                                         F. Monday & Wednesday, November 13 & 15 7:00pm-10:00pm
                                                                         G. Monday & Tuesday, December 4 & 5          9:00am-12:00pm
  It is essential, and assumed by our instructors, that stu-
  dents meet the prerequisites for courses, so that they will
  neither fall behind nor slow down other students.


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                                                                                                    Computers
FILE MANAGEMENT: ORGANIZATION,                                      INTERNET SECURITY & PRIVACY
BACKUP & PREVENTATIVE                                               Don’t Go Online Without It!
MAINTENANCE              New!                                       Prerequisite: Internet Survival Kit or equivalent
Prerequisite: Windows XP                                            How safe is it really to send and receive emails and surf the
This course is a follow-up to the Windows XP class, giving          worldwide web? What about e-commerce and using a credit
you a chance to practice more needed skills. Managing your          card to order things online? What can be done to protect
hard drive and important document files is essential to secure      against viruses, spam and pop-ups? After taking the Internet
and efficient work. You must get in the habit of backing up         Survival Kit, students still worry about security and privacy
your files commensurate with the pain you would feel if you         issues. We’ll discuss worms, adware, spyware, cookies,
lost them. Most of us learn this lesson the hard way! Orga-         webbugs, and other vulnerabilities. We’ll review the choices
nizing files is just as important. Creating sub-folders or sub-     for anti-virus programs, firewalls, popup and adware blockers
directories to keep your documents, photos, and audio/video         and Windows XP critical updates to protect you and your
files organized is easier than sorting laundry, but it takes some   computer. Wi-Fi and home wireless network concerns and
practice to get the hang of it. Performing standard mainte-         solutions will be discussed as well as filter programs to con-
nance routines to keep your hard disk running smoothly, and         trol objectionable content. Connecting to the internet makes
clearing off unwanted files and programs will keep your com-        us vulnerable to a whole range of nasty intrusions. Learning
puter humming along for a long time. Keeping your operat-           to take reasonable precautions against each type of exposure
ing system up-to-date will help avoid problems, security            can greatly reduce the risks. A $15 textbook fee is payable to
vulnerabilities and a crisis. Be in control of your computer        the instructor. Taught by Debbie Chavez.
and have the knowledge and tools to recover from problems           1 Session Wilton High School                     Resident: $85
calmly and competently.                                                            Room 6                       Non-resident: $95
1 Session Wilton High School                     Resident: $85      Monday, November 6                             9:00am-12:00pm
               Room 6                       Non-resident: $95
A. Friday, October 6                           9:00am-12:00pm       MICROSOFT WORKS – DATABASE &
B. Friday, October 27                          9:00am-12:00pm
C. Thursday, November 9                        7:00pm-10:00pm       MAIL MERGE
                                                                    Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
                                                                    Tired of hand addressing those holiday greetings and party
INTERNET SURVIVAL KIT                                               invitations? Frustrated with Word label and database func-
Prerequisite: Windows XP or equivalent
                                                                    tions or overwhelmed with Access? Good news! There is an
This is a course to help you understand the internet, and how       easier way. Works, included as standard software with most
to avoid dangers, while reaping the benefits of the worldwide       new computers, includes a simple yet powerful database that
web and email. Become an enthusiastic email communicator            will do it all and it’s easy to learn. We will explore its wide
and confident web surfer. We begin with an overview of online       range of applications, including name/address/phone/email
opportunities, including definitions of terminology, architec-      lists, CD collection lists, inventory valuation lists for moving
ture, and the choices you need to make in deciding which            or insurance, wedding invitation/gift lists and more. Create
internet service provider, email retrieval software, web            your own lists and expand them according to your own dy-
browser or search engine to use. Next, we concentrate on            namic requirements for years to come. Then personalize your
email: how to set-up and customize your software. Finally           correspondence with mail merge. Works database is the best
we will focus on learning techniques for communicating with         choice for home users and beginners. Taught by Debbie
search engines and sophisticated methods for successful             Chavez.
searches. We’ll discuss how designers register with search
                                                                    2 Sessions Wilton High School                   Resident: $155
engine sites and trends for sponsored sites and paid advertis-
                                                                                   Room 6                      Non-resident: $165
ing. Soon you’ll be surfing like a pro! A $15 textbook fee is
payable to the instructor. Taught by Debbie Chavez.                 A. Thursday & Friday, October 12 & 13         9:00am-12:00pm
                                                                    B. Thursday & Friday, November 16 & 17 9:00am-12:00pm
2 Sessions Wilton High School                 Resident: $155
              Room 6                      Non-resident: $165
A. Thursday & Friday, September 21 & 22 9:00am-12:00pm
B. Monday & Tuesday, October 23 & 24         9:00am-12:00pm


  Please be aware—excellent classes are sometimes can-
  celled because people wait too long to register. Our
  courses must be self-sustaining; a minimum number
  of students needs to be enrolled before a class can run…
  DON’T WAIT AND MISS OUT — ENROLL NOW!

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 Computers
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2003 CLASSES
Our office application classes are now taught using Microsoft Office 2003, the industry standard and the world’s best-selling office
suite, which integrates intelligent applications with the power of the internet. It is designed to help you get organized, get con-
nected, and get professional results with ease. These classes are also appropriate for people using Office 97, as well as Office XP or
2000.
WORD I: CREATING DOCUMENTS                                             POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS –
Prerequisite: Windows XP or equivalent                                 INTRODUCTION
Create letters, memos, resumes, and other text documents with          Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
this powerful, yet easy-to-learn word processing program that          PowerPoint is a program used to create presentations that
sets the standard for all others. Learn to create, save, open,         illustrate concepts with slides. The presentation can be deliv-
edit and print documents. Enhance documents by varying font            ered to an audience via computer screen, overhead projector,
sizes, types, and applying bold, underline or italics. Become          the internet, or printed handouts. It is easy to learn and really
familiar with formatting commands by setting margins, paper            fun to play with as you get creative with backgrounds, graph-
size, orientation, page numbers, indents, bulleted lists, tabs         ics and animations. In this introductory class, you will create
and tables. Use Word’s spell checker, thesaurus, grammar               your own presentations working with text, graphs, organiza-
checker and help function as well as the format painter, and           tion charts, clip art, animations, and transition effects. You
auto features. Taught by Pam Barnet & Debbie Chavez.                   will create outlines, printed handouts, and speaker notes, and
3 Sessions Wilton High School                 Resident: $250           practice delivering your presentation to the rest of the class.
               Room 6                    Non-resident: $265            Taught by Debbie Chavez and Evan Barnet.
A. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday                                         2 Sessions Wilton High School                   Resident: $170
    September 25, 26, & 27                   9:00am-12:00pm                           Room 6                      Non-resident: $180
B. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday                                        A. Tuesday & Wednesday
    October 23, 25 & 26                         7:00-10:00pm               October 10 & 11                            9:00am-12:00pm
C. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday                                         B. Thursday & Friday
    October 30, 31 & November 1              9:00am-12:00pm                November 2 & 3                             9:00am-12:00pm
D. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday                                        C. Monday & Wednesday
    December 6, 7 & 8                        9:00am-12:00pm                November 6 & 8                                 7:00-10:00pm

WORD II: REFINED DOCUMENT                                              EXCEL SPREADSHEETS –
FORMATS                                                                INTRODUCTION
Prerequisite: Microsoft Word I or equivalent                           Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
Once you have mastered the basics of MS Word, you are ready            Learn the basics of this multi-faceted spreadsheet program.
to move on to refining your skills with tables, columns, styles,       Create a worksheet, enter and revise data, and practice the
macros and templates. You will practice creating a mail-merge          most efficient techniques for navigating through worksheets.
document and a data file for mailing labels and personalized           Learn auto-sum and enter mathematical formulas. Copy for-
letters. Learn to spruce up your documents with clip art and           mulas using relative and absolute cell references. Moving and
word art. We’ll also review tabs, auto-text and auto-correct           copying data, formatting, and printing are thoroughly cov-
features. Learn how to customize the toolbars and create a             ered. An introduction to multi-sheet workbooks concludes this
simple web page using one of the many Word templates de-               course. Taught by Pam Barnet and Debbie Chavez.
signed to help you make professional-looking documents.
                                                                       3 Sessions Wilton High School                  Resident: $250
Taught by Pam Barnet & Debbie Chavez.
                                                                                     Room 6                      Non-resident: $265
3 Sessions Wilton High School                   Resident: $250
                                                                       A. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
              Room 6                      Non-resident: $265
                                                                          September 25, 26 & 28                         7:00-10:00pm
A. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday                                        B. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    October 18, 19 & 20                       9:00am-12:00pm              October 3, 4 & 5                           9:00am-12:00pm
B. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday                                        C. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
    November 29, 30 & December 1              9:00am-12:00pm              November 8, 9 & 10                         9:00am-12:00pm
C. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
    December 4, 5 & 6                             7:00-10:00pm




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                                                                                                     Computers
EXCEL – ADVANCED SPREADSHEET                                          WEB PAGE DESIGN
FUNCTIONS                                                             Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent                        Would you like to have your own website to show off to friends
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be           and family? How about a site to advertise and market your
able to customize toolbars, create styles and templates, cre-         business? You don’t need to know programming languages
ate decision-making functions, analyze worksheet data by              such as HTML or JAVA to build your own website. Learn the
creating pivot tables and compare and contrast workbook files         basics for setting up your domain name, finding a web host-
and file links. You will learn to outline and consolidate             ing provider and designing your site. Our instructor will in-
worksheets, analyze data using the Scenario Manager, dis-             troduce you to the basics of creating your site using
play and protect worksheet data by locking cells, record and          WYSIWIG tools. You’ll also find out what it takes to have
modify macros using Visual Basic Editor and create and work           your website published and maintained on the Internet. Taught
with interactive web documents. Taught by Evan Barnet.                by Evan Barnet.
3 Sessions Wilton High School                  Resident: $250         1 Session Wilton High School                 Resident: $100
              Room 6                      Non-resident: $265                        Room 6                    Non-resident: $110
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday                                          Wednesday, October 4                           7:00-10:00pm
October 30, November 1 & 2                      7:00-10:00pm
                                                                      OUTLOOK 2003
ACCESS DATABASE – INTRODUCTION                                        Using Outlook 2003 software, you will learn to communi-
Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent                      cate by email. Upon completion of this course, students will
Access is Microsoft’s sophisticated relational database pro-          be able to create and receive email messages, use the Address
gram. Learn how to create and use a database. We will create          Book, add attachments, organize the Inbox, customize mes-
tables, enter data into the tables, and then create queries, forms,   sage fonts, view and organize your messages. Students will
and reports based on the data. Taught by Evan Barnet.                 learn to organize and work with Contacts, search and display
                                                                      information quickly, create Distribution Lists, manage
3 Sessions Wilton High School                     Resident: $275
                                                                      Appointments and the Calendar, use Tasks, archive, import
               Room 6                        Non-resident: $290
                                                                      and export files. Taught by Pam Barnet.
Tuesday, Thursday & Tuesday
                                                                      2 Sessions Wilton High School                Resident: $200
October 3, 5 & 10                                    7:00-10:00pm
                                                                                    Room 6                     Non-resident: $210
                                                                      A. Tuesday & Thursday
PUBLISHER – INTRODUCTION                                                  September 19 & 21                          7:00-10:00pm
Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent                      B. Tuesday & Thursday
This user-friendly desktop publishing package helps you cre-              September 26 & 28                            1:00-4:00pm
ate highly effective publications for businesses, volunteer           C. Monday & Wednesday
services, or personal use. Use Publisher’s wizards, templates,            November 6 & 8                               1:00-4:00pm
and clip art to design newsletters, flyers and brochures. Cre-        D. Tuesday & Thursday
ate your own personalized logo, print your own business cards,            November 14 & 16                           7:00-10:00pm
stationery, and promotional materials. Import images from
other clip art programs, scanned images, digitized photo disks/
CD’s, or the Internet to enhance your work. Have a special
                                                                      INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL
project in mind? Bring it to class and develop it with help           PHOTOGRAPHY
from the class! Taught by Debbie Chavez and Pam Barnet.               See “FINE ARTS” section
3 Sessions Wilton High School                  Resident: $250
                Room 6                    Non-resident: $265
A. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
    November 13, 14 & 15                      9:00am-12:00pm
B. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday                                                 DON’T WAIT TO SIGN UP
    November 27, 28 & 29                         7:00-10:00pm                      FOR CLASSES!
                                                                           Class offerings depend on minimum
                                                                                        enrollments.
                                                                         Don’t take a chance that your class may be
                                                                                    cancelled or filled…
                                                                                        enroll today!

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BASIC PHOTOSHOP                                                    SMILE! USING YOUR DIGITAL
It may be helpful to take Introduction to Digital Photography      CAMERA
prior to this class (see Fine Arts section).                       Prerequisite: Windows XP or equivalent
This is an introductory course in the understanding and use        In this course, students will need to bring their cameras for a
of Photoshop to manipulate and enhance digital images. This        workshop-style course. Topics covered include understand-
8-hour class is broken up into four 2-hour sessions. Topics        ing digital imaging, taking digital pictures, downloading the
include: the essentials, i.e., pixels, resolution and file sizes   images, and finding creative ways to use your images in
and the workspace including options bar and organizing the         PowerPoint and emails. You will also learn about image man-
workspace. In addition you’ll learn navigating, a tool over-       agement techniques and storage ideas. Taught by Evan Barnet.
view, undo’s, using layers, making adjustments, retouching,
                                                                   1 Session Wilton High School                    Resident: $75
transforming, key techniques and saving and printing. Loca-
                                                                                 Room 6                       Non-resident: $85
tion is the home studio of Lawry Frank, instructor. (Direc-
tions will be sent.) During Lawry’s twenty-year career in          A. Tuesday, October 24                           7:00-10:00pm
photography he has served clients in the advertising, corpo-       B. Thursday, November 30                         7:00-10:00pm
rate and editorial fields. If you have a laptop, please let our
registrar know and bring it to class. Hurry to register; class     MACROMEDIA DREAMWEAVER MX
maximum: 8 students.                                               Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
4 Sessions Off-site Home Studio                 Resident: $300     In this course, students will learn basic concepts about the
                                             Non-resident: $315    internet & the world wide web, how to publish a site, navi-
Mondays, October 23-November 13                    7:00-9:00pm     gate the Dreamweaver work environment, create a basic web
                                                                   page by typing text & importing graphics, design a site from
                                                                   scratch, and learn many more exciting aspects of this soft-
PHOTOSHOP II
Prerequisite: Basic Photoshop                        New!          ware program. Taught by Evan Barnet.
                                                                   2 Sessions Wilton High School                Resident: $300
We will refine and build on our understanding and use of this
                                                                                 Room 6                     Non-resident: $310
comprehensive software program increasing our ability to
manipulate and enhance digital images to a higher level. This      Monday & Tuesday, October 16 & 17              7:00-10:00pm
8-hour class is broken up into four 2-hour sessions. Topics
include: contrast shadow & highlighting, why use layers, drag      MACROMEDIA FLASH MX
and drop, working with type, locking layers, layer masks,          Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
adjustment layers, blend modes and opacity, clipping masks,
layer tips, and other more sophisticated tools. Location is the    This is a hands-on course that will introduce you to the basics
home studio of Lawry Frank, instructor. (Directions will be        of creating objects and animating in Macromedia’s Flash MX.
sent.) If you have a laptop, please let our registrar know and     You will explore the basics of Flash, including tools and
bring it to class. Hurry to register; class maximum: 8 stu-        features, and you’ll create different types of animations.
dents.                                                             Finally, you will publish material for the web. Instructor, Evan
                                                                   Barnet.
4 Sessions Off-site Home Studio                Resident: $300
                                          Non-resident: $315       2 Sessions Wilton High School                   Resident: $300
                                                                                 Room 6                       Non-resident: $310
Mondays, November 20-December 11                   7:00-9:00pm
                                                                   Wednesday & Thursday, October 11 & 12             7:00-10:00pm




                                                                     Wilton Continuing Education provides courses as a pub-
                                                                     lic service and does not endorse or recommend any
                                                                     product(s) or service(s) mentioned in connection with
  Photos: During our classes photos may be taken for use             courses. In addition, our instructors are hired to teach gen-
  in our catalogs. If you do not want your photo to be pub-          eral concepts to groups of students, not to provide spe-
  lished, please tell the photographers before any pictures          cific advice to individuals. Students should consult their
  are taken. Thank you.                                              own personal physician, investment advisor or attorney
                                                                     before making any decisions based on specific advice or
                                                                     examples used by our instructors.




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                                                                                                      Computers
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO                                              SELLING WITH ONLINE AUCTIONS
KNOW ABOUT SHOPPING                                New!             Pre-requisite: Fluency using the Internet and email
ONLINE                                                              Whether you have an attic full of items you would like to
Pre-requisite: Fluency using the Internet and email                 sell, have an urge to try your hand at selling or think you
More and more people are shopping online these days. No             might want to start a business selling online, here’s your
wonder. It’s fun, selections are better and prices are often        chance to learn what you need to in order to get started. In
lower; sometimes a lot lower! Hard to find things can be easy       addition to the research that will help you position and price
to find without leaving your home. Once you learn how to            your items, you’ll learn about creation of digital images, prepa-
locate what you want, get the best price and deal with mer-         ration of auction listings, communication with prospective
chants you can trust, you will be ready to use your shopping        buyers, collection of payments, packaging and shipping, and
time more enjoyably and effectively. Whether you are look-          how to deal with problems along the way. Our aim is to help
ing for clothing, electronics, books or what-have-you, this         you become successful. Taught by Russell Wayne.
course is for you. In two entertaining sessions, we cover all       2 Sessions Middlebrook School                     Resident: $70
the basics, including lots of tips about auctions and travel                                                     Non-resident: $80
deals. Taught by Russell Wayne, an investment professional          Tuesdays, November 28 & December 5                  7:15-8:45pm
who moonlights as an eBay® Trading Assistant.
2 Sessions Middlebrook School                   Resident: $70
                                           Non-resident: $80
Tuesdays, November 14 & 21                       7:15-8:45pm




                                           ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
  Evan Barnet is from the Silicon Valley where he earned an MBA from Santa Clara University in Marketing & Finance. A self-
  taught web developer and avid technologist, he has developed and managed a variety of websites including web-database
  integration for public and private clients. He leads Barnet Associates LLC, a business technology consulting company that
  provides clients with marketing and sales support, training, and technical project management.
  Pam Barnet earned her BS in mathematics from Colorado State University. She has been in computing for over fifteen years
  developing children’s educational software and teaching programming and software applications for both corporate and private
  clients. Pam is also skilled in desktop publishing and co-manages Barnet Associates LLC with Evan.
  Deborah Chavez is a computer consultant and teacher specializing in “computer-challenged” adults. She is a former IBMer
  who worked with large corporate systems in the U.S. and Latin America. Debbie became an educational software specialist in
  1990. While living in Hong Kong, she worked closely with American and English schools. Since returning to the U.S. in 1994,
  she has developed and taught a wide-range of courses for audiences in Fairfield County and beyond, expanding her repertoire
  to include new products and skills as technology advances.
  Lawry Frank studied photography at UCONN and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. During his twenty-year
  career he has traveled extensively on assignments throughout North America serving clients in advertising, corporate and
  editorial communities. His commercial work has appeared in numerous national and regional ads and publications. His per-
  sonal work has been exhibited widely. He has extensive teaching experience as well.


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                                                                                      Computers
                                   Online Learning Comes To Wilton Continuing Ed!
                           Have you always wanted to come to a class but just can’t find the time?
        Firstts                  Learn from home on the web on your own time!
        of i !
        kind               Do you want to bring your computer skills to the next level?
                                 Take these short courses and improve your proficiency!

                   Wilton Continuing Education is excited to announce:
                           New Computer Learning via the Web!

COURSES AVAILABLE:
• Windows Tips & Tricks
  Learn faster, more efficient ways to navigate in Windows, organize your files and get into the digital groove!
  We’ll clarify some Windows features, shortcuts, and document management techniques – where should you
  store all those files anyway? $40
• Word On Demand!
  Do you use Word, but know there may be ways to work better? Take this course to help reveal those tech-
  niques. We’ll answer questions like what are those symbols on the ruler? How can I edit quickly or control
  those annoying automatic formats? You’ll learn how to create headers and footers, manipulate tables, faster
  ways to navigate, and Mail Merge! $40
• Excel with Greatness!
  Excel can be a very powerful tool and has many unknown capabilities. Take this course and you’ll learn
  about formulas, functions, charts and more! You’ll also gain knowledge on quick ways to format, edit and
  prepare your worksheets for printing. We’ll cover even more advanced functions like IF and VLOOKUP.
  $40

FORMAT OF THE COURSES:
• Login from your home computer or anywhere there is an internet connection
• Watch, listen and learn, then practice the exercises right on the web!
• Content averages about an hour.

COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
•   A modern computer with speakers
•   Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
•   High-speed internet access (i.e. DSL, Cable or other broadband service)
•   A valid email account

Once you register, you will have access for 30 days to take the course as many times as you like!
How do I sign up? Simply call the Wilton Continuing Education office at 203-834-7694 to register. Each
course is $40. You will be supplied with your own login and password to run through the course at your leisure.
You will login at www.barnetassociates.com/clients/wiltonconted to get started!
Pam and Evan Barnet, instructors with Wilton Continuing Education for the last six years, have developed this
innovative new training to bring their expertise to you at home!
                                    All You Need is an Internet Connection!

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                                                                              Sports & Recreation
BICYCLE REPAIR
The Outdoor Sports Center will conduct this very popular
repair clinic. You will learn how to change a tire, fix a flat,
and do basic adjustments for gears, brakes and wheels as well
as other information on bicycle maintenance. No bikes, please.
Taught by Mike Conlon, a USCF licensed mechanic and USCF
Elite Coach.
1 Session Outdoor Sports Center               Resident: $30
               80 Danbury Road, Wilton Non-resident: $40
Monday, September 18                            7:00-9:00pm

GOLF I
This class is for beginners, or as a refresher, if you haven’t
played for a while. Learn how to grip, aim and swing a golf
club. These basic fundamentals are the building blocks to a
solid swing that will last your entire golfing life. Taught by
Jim Montanaro, PGA professional, Class A teaching pro and
certified club maker as well. This class fills up fast...register
now!                                                                BASIC BOATING/PWC COURSE
5 Sessions Wilton High School                  Resident: $155       This boating course, presented by the Norwalk Sail & Power
              Fieldhouse                 Non-resident: $170         Squadron and the U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS), teaches the
Tuesdays, September 26-October 24                  7:15-8:15pm      fundamentals of safe boating for operators of sail and
                                                                    powerboats and fulfills the education requirement for the CT
                                                                    Safe Boating Certificate. Topics include equipping and oper-
GOLF II                                                             ating a vessel, basic boat handling and seamanship, charts
For Golf I graduates or golfers who have been playing for a         and course plotting, marine radio, navigation rules and aids,
while, but want to be more consistent. Learn theory, physics        nautical knots and boat trailering. Students can purchase the
and ball flight laws. Understanding the results of your shot        required USPS text, plotting tool and dividers at the first class
will help you correct the cause or fault. Taught by Jim             for $50. PWC education requirements available in additional
Montanaro.                                                          session. Please bring a piece of rope (about 6 feet) to class
5 Sessions Wilton High School               Resident: $155          for knot-tying. A 1/2" laid or braided nylon rope is available
              Fieldhouse               Non-Resident: $170           at marine stores.
Tuesdays, September 26-October 24               8:30-9:30pm         9 Sessions Middlebrook School                         Fee: $25
                                                                    Tuesdays, September 26-November 28                7:00-9:00pm

                                                                    T’AI CHI
                                                                    T’ai Chi is a series of slow, relaxed movements designed to
                                                                    promote health and relaxation. It is appropriate for all ages as
                                                                    a form of exercise, moving meditation and martial art. This
                                                                    class is for all levels but primarily for beginners or for those
                                                                    who want to get a good grounding in the fundamentals. Wear
                                                                    loose clothing and flat shoes or slippers. Myles MacVane be-
                                                                    gan his study of T’ai Chi in 1968 and has studied under many
                                                                    grand masters. He has been teaching since 1973, and looks
                                                                    forward to sharing his love of T’ai Chi with others.
                                                                    10 Sessions Driscoll School                    Resident: $125
                                                                                   Old Gym                     Non-resident: $140
                                                                    Wednesdays, September 27-December 6                7:00-8:15pm

             Please help us protect our students with aller-
             gies. NO latex gloves or latex balloons are
LATEX        permitted in Middlebrook School. Please call
             our program at 203-834-7694 if you have any
             questions.

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YOGA FOR MANAGING
STRESS                                                New!
Most of us do more for others than we do for ourselves. As a
result, we end up accumulating stresses in our lives that can
be difficult or even impossible to manage. The practice of
yoga can help you cope with the pressures of stress, allowing
you to rediscover your center and reconnect with what’s im-
portant. Yoga has been described as a form of exercise, a
moving meditation, and a way to find peace and relaxation.
In this class, we will practice the fundamentals: body align-
ment, breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas), and
simple meditation. Come experience how yoga can improve
your health and lighten the weight of stress in your life. Taught
by Trina Wong, whose practice of yoga has helped her bal-
ance commitments and manage multiple stresses in her life.
She is a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and re-
ceived certification from Lotus Gardens Yoga.
8 Sessions Driscoll School                      Resident: $100      EARLY EVENING YOGA
               Old Gym                     Non-resident: $115       (HATHA-PHYSICAL)
Tuesdays, September 19-November 21*                7:30-8:45pm      Yoga is a system of postures that allow you the opportunity
(No class: 10/31)                                                   to develop self-confidence, to acquire energy by enhancing
                                                                    circulation, and to recondition the body. Reduce stress through
FENCING                                                             the integration of body, mind and spirit. Wear loose, comfort-
                                                                    able clothing and bring a towel or mat. Newcomers are wel-
This course, taught by Tom                                          come. Treat yourself to two hours of relaxation! We are thrilled
Ciccarone and associates, is                                        to welcome back Pat Reichert who is a respected & popular
designed for the novice to in-                                      yoga instructor with years of teaching experience in Fairfield
termediate fencer and may be                                        County. Hurry to sign up; class size is limited.
used for recreational activity or
as a steppingstone to competi-                                      8 Sessions Miller School                       Resident: $160
tive fencing. Equipment is                                                         Lower Yellow Core           Non-resident: $175
provided. Open fencing after each session is available at no        Wednesdays, September 27-November 15              6:30-8:30pm
extra charge. Students can expect to get hands-on fencing ex-
perience in this course. Class will be held at the Candlewood       TENNIS: BEGINNERS
Fencing Center, 272 White Street, Danbury; directions will
be sent. Tom is a member of the CT Division of the U.S. Fenc-       Emphasis is placed on basic stroke development involving
ing Association, and was former head coach of fencing at            fundamentals of grip, footwork, proper swings and movement
Sacred Heart University.                                            on the court. Some instruction on positioning and strategy
                                                                    will take place. Flexible instruction will be provided to allow
NOTE: Membership to the U.S. Fencing Association must               for individual progression. Every season we have to turn away
be purchased on the first night of class for a fee of $50. This     tennis enthusiasts...so don’t delay; sign up quickly! Loca-
is for a one-year membership and covers the cost of member-         tion: Outdoor tennis courts, Route 7. Please note that in
ship, insurance and American Fencing magazine. Checks               case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. Make-ups
should be made payable to USFA; this fee is not included            will be limited to two classes. These will be arranged on an
with your registration.                                             individual basis with the instructor at already scheduled
10 Sessions             Off-site                Resident: $140      classes. A RED sign posted at the courts 15 minutes before
Week of October 2 Fencing Center Non-resident: $155                 class (6:45pm for 7pm class; 8:15pm for 8:30pm class) will
Mondays             (Sabre)                        7:30-9:30pm      indicate class is cancelled. No sign: class is on. Taught by
Wednesdays          (Foil Fencing)                 7:00-9:00pm      Glen Englander*.
Fridays*            (Modern Epee)                  7:30-9:30pm      6 Sessions Outdoor Tennis                      Resident: $150
(*Last class 12/15 – no class 11/24)                                              Courts, Rt.7                 Non-resident: $165
If you’re not sure which fencing class to register for, sign up     A. Tuesdays, September 19-October 24              7:00-8:30pm
and a demo at the first session will help you decide.               B. Tuesdays, September 19-October 24             8:30-10:00pm
(Scheduled closings for Continuing Education are not fol-
lowed.)



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                                                                         Sports & Recreation
TENNIS: INTERMEDIATES                                             COMPETITIVE TENNIS
For players with some playing experience. Emphasis will be        This class is designed specifically for the tennis player who
on effective strokes with concentration on game-like situa-       is interested in participating in singles/doubles competition.
tions. Drills will concentrate on improving the effectiveness     Included will be singles/doubles competitive activities such
of play. Flexible instruction will be provided to allow for in-   as round robins, a ladder format and tournaments. Previous
dividual progression. Strictly limited to 8 students. Location:   competitive play/experience is expected. Please note that in
Outdoor tennis courts, Route 7. Please note that in case of       case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. Make-ups
inclement weather, class will be cancelled. Make-ups will be      will be limited to two classes. These will be arranged on an
limited to two classes. These will be arranged on an indi-        individual basis with the instructor at already scheduled
vidual basis with the instructor at already scheduled classes.    classes. A RED sign posted at the courts 15 minutes before
A RED sign posted at the courts 15 minutes before class           class will indicate class is cancelled. No sign: class is on.
(6:45pm for 7pm class; 8:15pm for 8:30pm class) will indi-        Location: Outdoor tennis courts, Route 7. Taught by Glen
cate class is cancelled. No sign: class is on. Taught by Glen     Englander*.
Englander*.                                                       6 Sessions Outdoor Tennis                     Resident: $150
6 Sessions Outdoor Tennis                       Resident: $150                   Courts, Rt. 7               Non-resident: $165
               Courts, Rt. 7               Non-resident: $165     Thursdays, September 21-October 26               8:30-10:00pm
A. Wednesdays, September 20-October 25             7:00-8:30pm    *Our tennis instructor, Glen Englander, has been teaching in
B. Wednesdays, September 20-October 25           8:30-10:00pm     our program for over ten years and has been teaching pro-
                                                                  fessionally in the area for over 25 years.
TENNIS: ADVANCED
This class is designed for individuals who have tennis skills
and techniques to compete in a competitive program. Strate-
gies for singles and doubles play will be covered. Please note
that in case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled.
Make-ups will be limited to two classes. These will be ar-
ranged on an individual basis with the instructor at already
scheduled classes. A RED sign posted at the courts 15 min-
utes before class will indicate class is cancelled. No sign:
class is on. Location: Outdoor tennis courts, Route 7.
Taught by Glen Englander*.
6 Sessions Outdoor Tennis                     Resident: $150
              Courts, Rt. 7               Non-resident: $165
Thursdays, September 21-October 26               7:00-8:30pm




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                                              THE CALASANZ SYSTEM
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Classes are offered at the Calasanz Studios, 507 Westport Avenue, Norwalk (Section A) OR at 23
Danbury Road, Wilton (Section B). (Scheduled closings for Continuing Ed regular are not followed.)

KICK BOXING                                                      STREET SURVIVOR
Forget the fads! Calasanz has been teaching the popular art      Be a survivor! Learn an effective and practical method of
of kick boxing long before it became fashionable! Learn the      self-defense! The STREET SURVIVOR was initially designed
proper way to exercise, stretch, kick, block and punch while     by Calasanz for law enforcement and security professionals.
developing your endurance. This practical course focuses on      The course has been expanded so that anyone can learn the
the aerobic, self-defense and physical aspects of kick boxing    STREET SURVIVOR method to protect themselves.
training without the brutality. Required course material is      STREET SURVIVOR does away with fancy techniques that
Calasanz’s exercise book, Creating the Body You Want. ($20       have no real life application. This course emphasizes a series
fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)                       of effective self-defense techniques that teach you to aim at
8 Sessions Calasanz Studios                   Resident: $150     the most vulnerable parts of an attacker’s body and break away
                                         Non-resident: $165      safely. Each defensive move is mastered through repetition
                                                                 and practical application so that you learn to automatically
A. Tuesdays, September 19-November 7             7:00-8:00pm     react in a real life situation. Students also participate in body
B. Mondays, September 18-November 6              8:00-9:00pm     conditioning and aerobic endurance exercises that promote
                                                                 health and physical fitness. Required course material is
AEROBIC ISOLATION AND ISOMETRIC                                  Calasanz’s exercise book, Creating the Body You Want. ($20
Master the method that produces a strong, flexible and healthy   fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)
body. The PERFECT FIT™ course, a division of                     8 Sessions Calasanz Studios                      Resident: $150
CALASANZ, is a popular training program that emphasizes                                                      Non-resident: $165
a unique blend of body conditioning, aerobic training, mar-      A. Wednesdays, September 20-November 8               7:00-8:00pm
tial arts, dance exercises and deep breathing techniques. A      B. Wednesdays, September 20-November 8               8:00-9:00pm
great way to get in shape! Required course material is
Calasanz’s exercise book, Creating the Body You Want. ($20
fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)                       WING-CHUN (KUNG-FU)
8 Sessions Calasanz Studios                   Resident: $150     Wing Chun is a graceful and powerful style of the ancient art
                                         Non-resident: $165      of Kung-fu. It is the only martial art created by a woman. The
                                                                 late Bruce Lee studied this system which he later incorpo-
A. Sundays, September 24-November 12 11:00am-12:00pm             rated into many of his movies. Now you can learn the funda-
B. Sundays, September 24-November 12        11:00am-12:00pm      mentals of the Wing Chun system and how to apply those
                                                                 techniques in self-defense situations. You will also learn how
AMERICAN BOXING – UNDER THE                                      to practice these techniques on the WOODEN DUMMY, a
CALASANZ SYSTEM                                                  training device that popularized the Wing Chun system. This
                                                                 class is recommended for beginners and for students who have
Get in shape and learn to pack a punch! This course focuses      a background in the martial arts and wish to learn the funda-
on the self-defense and conditioning aspects of American         mentals of a new martial art. Required course material is
Boxing. Learn how to train like a boxer to improve your over-    Calasanz’s exercise book, Creating the Body You Want. ($20
all health and fitness. Learn how to shadow box and use equip-   fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)
ment such as punching and speed bags. This is a non-contact
recreational course and is suitable for all adults. Required     8 Sessions Calasanz Studios                     Resident: $150
course material is Calasanz’s exercise book, Creating the Body                                              Non-resident: $165
You Want. ($20 fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)        A. Saturdays, September 23-November 11           10:00-11:00am
8 Sessions Calasanz Studios                   Resident: $150     B. Saturdays, September 23-November 11           10:00-11:00am
                                          Non-resident: $165
A. Mondays, September 18-November 6              7:00-8:00pm
B. Fridays, September 22-November 10             7:00-8:00pm




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                                                                                                           Dance
DANCING FOR DUMMIES…                                           BEYOND THE BASICS – Ballroom
TWO LEFT FEET? WE’LL MAKE THEM RIGHT!                          Dance
                                                               If you’ve taken basic ballroom lessons and feel ready to move
SMOOTH DANCING                                                 on to the next level, this is the class for you! Learn some new
                                                               steps along with tips on style and technique. Foxtrot, rumba,
You’ll learn to foxtrot (slow dance), waltz (the wedding       waltz, cha cha, swing, tango and others will be taught as time
dance), and tango (the romantic dance).                        allows. Taught by Marilee Tremlett, our Ginger Rogers!
Taught by Richard Casson, our expert instructor who is as      10 Sessions Driscoll School              Resident: $210/couple
light on his feet as Fred Astaire!                                           Gymnasium             Non-resident: $225/couple
10 Sessions Driscoll School          Resident: $150/couple     Tuesdays, September 26-December 5                   7:30-9:00pm
               Gymnasium          Non-resident: $165/couple
Wednesdays, September 27-December 6             7:30-8:30pm
                                                                Instructors Marilee Tremlett and Richard Casson have
                                                                taught rhythm and dance for over 35 years. Come and
RHYTHM DANCING                                                  see why they are so popular!
Be exotic as you dance the rumba, come alive with swing
and make it happen with the cha cha!
10 Sessions Driscoll School        Resident: $150/couple       BELLY DANCING
             Gymnasium         Non-resident: $165/couple       This beautiful and ancient art form provides a marvelous way
Wednesdays, September 27-December 6          8:30-9:30pm       to shape up while following in the tradition of Scheherazade!
                                                               Taught in the classic Egyptian style, this dance of the Pha-
SALSA/TANGO                                                    raohs will make you feel energized, toned and beautiful!
                                                               Taught by Jeylan, featuring an eclectic selection of music.
Be hot! Be cool! Join us for some Latin dancing excitement.
                                                               8 Sessions Miller School                      Resident: $120
10 Sessions Driscoll School         Resident: $150/couple                   Cafeteria                    Non-resident: $135
             Gymnasium          Non-resident: $165/couple
                                                               Thursdays, September 21-November 9                7:00-8:30pm
Thursdays, September 28-December 7             7:30-8:30pm

BALLROOM for Experienced Dancers
Name the dance! Richard Casson will focus on any and all
ballroom dances! Students who want to learn new steps, as
well as study style and technique will find this an exciting
and rewarding experience.
10 Sessions Driscoll School        Resident: $150/couple
             Gymnasium         Non-resident: $165/couple
Thursdays, September 28-December 7              8:30-9:30pm




                                                               IRISH DANCING
                                                               Join the craze for Irish dancing! It’s lots of fun...and great
                                                               exercise, too! Wear comfortable shoes. Taught by Kathleen
                                                               Mulkerin, who has been teaching for many years all over
                                                               Connecticut. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn and
                                                               the fun you’ll have!
                                                               7 Sessions Middlebrook School                  Resident: $85
                                                                                                        Non-resident: $100
                                                               Wednesdays, October 4-November 15                7:00-9:00pm




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 Hobbies & Crafts
THE BASICS OF BEADED
BRACELETS                                            New!
Spend an evening tapping into your creative side. Design,
assemble and take home a uniquely beautiful beaded brace-
let. With a rainbow of colors in glass and crystal beads to
choose from, your creativity and imagination will soar. Un-
der the guidance of our experienced jewelry designer, you’ll
assemble your own piece while learning how to use basic
jewelry hand tools and techniques. A $25 materials fee (cash
or check, please) is payable to the instructor. Call a friend
and sign up fast for this fun and instructive class. With skills
learned here you’ll be able to create bracelets on your own.       ADVANCED BRIDGE
Maggie Birch is a jewelry designer whose work can be found
on display throughout Fairfield County. She is the owner of A      “I play bridge, but I want to be more competitive.” If that is
Wing and A Prayer handcrafting. (Please be prompt so you           your goal, this is the course for you! Join Kay Howe, well-
will be able to complete your bracelet.)                           known area bridge instructor, Certified Director, and Silver
                                                                   Life Master, who will teach this 8-week course of advanced
1 Session Middlebrook School                    Resident: $45      instruction in bidding, defense and declarer play. Knowledge
                                            Non-resident: $55      of the basics of the game is a prerequisite. Class size is lim-
Monday, September 25                              7:00-9:30pm      ited. Sign up right now!
                                                                   8 Sessions Middlebrook School                 Resident: $170
AN EVENING FOR EARRINGS                              New!          Mondays, September 18-November 20
                                                                                                            Non-resident: $185
                                                                                                                    7:00-9:00pm
Spend an evening constructing earrings you
create yourself. You’ll choose from a wide variety of unusu-
ally beautiful beads and other supplies to fashion the style       WOODWORKING
you want. Try different designs, experiment with color and
plan on having fun! Sign up with a friend or come by your-         Use your creative skills to build a piece of furniture such as a
self and meet new people while learning new skills. Previous       table, shelf or lamp. Each student will work on a portable
knowledge of wire wrapping is helpful, but not necessary.          wood project and learn the fundamental processes of the
Supplies for one pair is $12 (cash or check, please) payable       machines, common joints, gluing and other techniques. Class
to the instructor at class. (Additional pairs: $7.) Taught by      is limited to 10 students. Our instructor, Jim Abbott teaches
Maggie Birch.                                                      woodworking for the Wilton Public Schools. *A materials fee
                                                                   of $15 is payable upon registration.
1 Session Middlebrook School                   Resident: $38
                                          Non-resident: $48        10 Sessions Middlebrook School                Resident: $160*
                                                                                                           Non-resident: $175 *
Monday, October 16                               7:00-9:00pm                                                  *plus materials fee
                                                                   Tuesdays, September 26-December 5                  7:00-9:00pm
BEGINNER BRIDGE
If you’re asking, “How do I get started in bridge?” and, “Is it    PERSIAN/ORIENTAL RUG MAKING
fun?” the answer is, it is fun, and you can get started by reg-
istering right now! No experience is necessary. This basic         Join Babs Liverant and learn to make authentic reproductions
bridge course starts with the fundamentals of bidding. Hand-       of Persian/Oriental rugs. Students need no previous knowl-
outs will be provided. There will be one hour of instruction       edge or experience. There are many colors and designs to
followed by one hour of prepared hands; you will be playing        choose from which are primarily from museum pieces. Tools/
from day one! Class size is limited, so hurry to register. Our     supplies to create your rug may be purchased from the in-
instructor, Lynn Condon, is an American Contract Bridge            structor. Costs (determined by size) can be approximately
League accredited instructor. She teaches at a number of lo-       $100-$800. An appraisal of a rug costing $150-$200 to make
cal community organizations in Fairfield County. A materi-         is valued at approximately $1,200-$1,500 upon completion.
als fee of $3 is payable to the instructor at the first class,     Babs has over 20 years of teaching experience!
please.                                                            8 Sessions Middlebrook School               Resident: $130
8 Sessions Middlebrook School                 Resident: $140                                               Non-resident: $145
                                          Non-resident: $155       Thursdays, September 28-November 16             7:00-9:00pm
Mondays, September 18-November 20                 7:00-9:00pm




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                                                                                      Hobbies & Crafts
PERSIAN/ORIENTAL RUG MAKING –
LEVEL II
                                                                     KNITTING SOS (SAVE OUR
                                                                     SWEATERS!)
                                                                                                                           New!
Prerequisite: Persian/Oriental Rug Making                            For those who already have basic knitting skills, learn how to
If you have already taken Babs’ class in Persian/Oriental Rug        identify and correct a variety of mistakes and salvage any
Making and you would like to bring your unfinished rug to            project in trouble. Learn how to shorten or lengthen sleeves,
work on with other former students, sign up for Level II. Babs       alter sweater length, modify collars or ribbings for a more
will be available to “refresh” your skills, and you’ll be able       comfortable fit, fix holes and make other minor repairs. Feel
to finish your beautiful project.                                    free to bring in current (or long neglected) projects in need of
8 Sessions Middlebrook School                  Resident: $65         help. Whether or not you have a project in trouble, this class
                                           Non-resident: $80         can help you. A materials fee of $3 is payable to the instruc-
                                                                     tor at the first class. Please bring a 6x6 inch swatch knit in
Thursdays, September 28-November 16              7:00-9:00pm         stockinette stitch in a worsted weight wool (or purchase from
                                                                     the instructor for $5). Your swatch will be the canvas where
KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS                                               you will work several techniques in class. Our instructor,
You will have the chance to work with wool, angora, mohair,          Cindy Zaref, is an accomplished knitter and designer who
cashmere or silk-wool blends, creating wonderful designs.            has spent many years customizing patterns and creating origi-
See for yourself why knitting is such a fun craft; it’s social, it   nal designs for private commission.
relieves stress and is easy to learn. Our instructor, Maggie         4 Sessions Middlebrook School                   Resident: $60
Flynn, is an experienced knitting teacher who excels at teach-                                                   Non-resident: $75
ing and sharing her love of knitting with others. Class size is      Thursdays, October 5-26                           7:00-9:00pm
limited; this one fills fast, register now! A supply fee of $8
is payable to the instructor at the first class.
10 Sessions Middlebrook School                   Resident: $150
                                                                     CREATIVE CARD MAKING                                  New!
                                            Non-resident: $165       This season, create and send keepsake holiday
                                                                     cards. You will learn to craft cards using various paper tech-
Wednesdays, September 20-December 6*               7:00-9:00pm       niques including iris folding, teabag folding, 3D and more.
(*no class 9/27)                                                     Your family and friends will treasure your cards; each one
                                                                     will be a unique piece of art, suitable for framing. Beginners
                                                                     are welcome; no experience necessary. Join us and we will
                                                                     create amazing results! Taught by Robin Heit, artist and owner
                                                                     of A Piece of Work, LLC. Learn more about this class at her
                                                                     website, www.apieceofworkllc.com. A materials fee of $10
                                                                     (cash please) is payable at the first class. A supply list will be
                                                                     sent to you before class so please register early.
                                                                     3 Sessions Middlebrook School                     Resident: $60
                                                                                                                  Non-resident: $75
                                                                     Wednesdays, October 11-25                          7:30-9:00pm

                                                                     KEEPSAKE ORNAMENTS                                    New!
                                                                     How long has it been since you received a
                                                                     hand-made gift? Wouldn’t you love to give one you could be
                                                                     proud of? In this class, you will create several keepsake or-
                                                                     naments that can be used year-round. This is a gift from the
KNITTING FOR INTERMEDIATES                                           heart! Taught by Robin Heit. To view projects, please visit
Make your own fantasy sweater with cables, colors, different         www.apieceofworkllc.com. A materials fee of $8 (cash please)
yarns...let’s be creative! Maggie has a super jacket project         is payable at the first class. A supply list will be sent to you
she would love to share with you, or you can work on your            prior to class, so please register early.
own creation. This is a very popular class with a limit of 16        2 Sessions Middlebrook School                    Resident: $40
students! Don’t be disappointed; register now! A supply fee                                                       Non-resident: $50
of $8 is payable to our instructor, Maggie Flynn, at the first       Wednesdays, November 1 & 8                         7:30-9:00pm
class.
10 Sessions Middlebrook School              Resident: $150
                                        Non-resident: $165
Tuesdays, September 26-December 5               7:00-9:00pm


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DONNA DEWBERRY’S™ ONE STROKE
PAINTING
Learn the basics of this popular method of decorative paint-
ing. This is a comprehensive class devoted to basic technique.
You can learn to paint this way even if you have never painted
before! You will learn to double load your brush and when
you paint, you will highlight and shadow in “one stroke.”
You will use 7 basic strokes to paint several different flow-
ers, vines, leaves and butterflies. Two projects will be taken
home. The supply fee of $38 is payable to the instructor at
the first class. The fee includes required Donna Dewberry
Brushes (10 pack), Donna’s workbook, brush basin, and 8
bottles of paint. A supply list will be handed out in class. Be
                                                                  INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL
sure to register early! These classes are very popular and fill   PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS
quickly. The gifts you will be able to make on your own are       For those thinking of taking the digital plunge or those who
endless! Instructor Carol Butlin is a Donna Dewberry Certi-       have recently transitioned to digital from film, this two-ses-
fied One Stroke Instructor.                                       sion demonstration-style class is designed for beginners. We
5 Sessions Middlebrook School                 Resident: $200      will contrast the differences of digital capture to film, while
                                          Non-resident: $215      presenting an overview of the various levels of camera choice
                                                                  and functions, from point and shoot to digital single lens re-
Wednesdays, September 20-October 25*              7:00-9:30pm     flex cameras. We will demonstrate camera operation, capture
(*no class 9/27)                                                  formats, downloading images from camera or card reader and
                                                                  a brief overview of image management including image
LEARN TO PAINT ONE STROKE™ ON                                     resizing, retouching and manipulation with Adobe Photoshop.
GLASS                                                             Finally, we will discuss saving and storing images (archiving),
                                                                  as well as sharing your pictures via email or print from your
Have fun painting One Stroke on GLASS! This great surface         computer. (This is not a “hands-on” class.) Taught by Lawry
needs no preparation. This class is a follow-up to the basic
                                                                  Frank. Classes will be held in the instructor’s home studio.
class above. Knowledge of the 7 strokes is very helpful. We’ll    (Directions will be sent.) A fee of $20 is payable to the in-
paint flowers, leaves and snowmen on glass ball ornaments         structor at the first class.
and a gift or two as time permits. A supply fee of $28 in-
cludes glass enamel brushes (10 pack) and surfaces. Instruc-      2 Sessions Off-site Home Studio                Resident: $110
tor Carol Butlin is a Donna Dewberry Certified One Stroke                                                   Non-resident: $120
Instructor.                                                       Monday & Wednesday, October 16 & 18               7:00-9:00pm
3 Sessions Middlebrook School                Resident: $125
                                        Non-resident: $140        CERAMICS ON THE WHEEL
Thursdays, October 12-26                         7:00-9:30pm      Ever taken a pottery class? For absolute beginners, as well as
                                                                  those with experience, come to the studio and explore all
                                                                  things clay. Wheel throwing as well as hand building instruc-
                                                                  tion is taught. White earthenware clay is used. Taught by Karen
                                                                  Ford ,who has 10 years experience teaching adults. Her
                                                                  award-winning porcelain work has been shown nationwide
                                                                  and can be seen in galleries and museum shops including
                                                                  AsiaStore at Asia Society, Brookfield Craft Center and the
                                                                  Silvermine Guild. Come for evenings of fun and creativity.
                                                                  Share the joy and magic of clay. Wear washable clothes and
              GIFT CERTIFICATES…                                  bring your sense of humor. A materials and firing fee of $85
   …to an Adult Education class are a great way to wish           is payable to the instructor.
      someone special greetings or say thank you!                 8 Sessions Wilton High School                   Resident: $200
   CALL THE WILTON CONTINUING EDUCATION                                                                      Non-resident: $215
      OFFICE and we’ll arrange to send it for you.
                                                                  Mondays, September 18-November 20                  7:00-9:30pm
                    (203) 834-7694




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                                                                                                          Fine Arts
WATERCOLOR PAINTING                                                   UNDERSTANDING AND EVALUATING
Watercolor is a versatile and enjoyable form of expression.           ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
This course is for students at the beginner or intermediate           In this “Antiques Roadshow-style” workshop, you will ex-
level. You will learn the basics, from the tools to use (brushes,     plore the nature and workings of the antiques and collectibles
paper, paint, etc.) to how to use them effectively. Individual        marketplace. You will learn the terms and periods known and
expression is encouraged and the fun aspects of watercolors,          used by dealers, auctioneers and collectors. Three small items
as well as the serious will be explored. Supplies will be dis-        (or photographs) may be brought to class for appraisal (no
cussed at the first class. Instructor to be announced.                firearms or weapons of any kind permitted). Dr. Jay St. Mark
10 Sessions Middlebrook School                 Residents: $195        has over 30 years of experience as a dealer, appraiser, col-
                                           Non-resident: $210         lector and show promoter of antiques. He has lectured and
                                                                      published articles about antiques and conducts many ap-
Wednesdays, September 20-December 6*                7:00-9:30pm
                                                                      praisal fund-raisers throughout Connecticut. Sign up quickly;
(*no class 9/27)
                                                                      this one is popular!
                                                                      3 Sessions Middlebrook School                  Resident: $80
                                                                                                                Non-resident: $95
                                                                      Tuesdays, November 14-December 5*                7:30-9:00pm
                                                                      (*no class 11/28)




DRAWING AND SKETCHING
This class is being offered for the student who wants to learn
and explore aspects of sketching and drawing, as well as de-
veloping a sense of design and composition. Have fun while
you work from still-life arrangements and learn about the art
of pencil, charcoal and more. A supply fee of $10 is payable
to the instructor at the first class. Lisa Arnold is an illustrator
and painter who has taught at Parsons School of Design and
the Silvermine School of Art. She is the artist who created
our cover!
8 Sessions Middlebrook School                    Resident: $130
                                             Non-resident: $145
Mondays, September 18-November 20                    7:00-9:00pm




                                                                        Photos: During our classes photos may be taken for use
                                                                        in our catalogs. If you do not want your photo to be pub-
                                                                        lished, please tell the photographers before any pictures
                                                                        are taken. Thank you.



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INTERIOR DESIGN 101
This course will take you through the basic
                                                       New!
principles of interior design which are necessary steps in cre-
ating an interior that is personal, functional and practical.
Study the practical as well as the aesthetic aspects of design
which must be considered in creating an environment. Learn
to start with an analysis of your existing space and work
through the areas of layout, color, fabrics and décor. Please
bring a notebook, ruler with 1/4" scale, 25' tape measure, graph
paper and #2 pencils. Taught by Mimi Designs of Weston,
member Allied ASID, ABT and IDSA. This class will fill up
very fast...don’t delay. Register now!
3 Sessions Middlebrook School                     Resident: $90
                                                                      DECORATIVE PAINTING:
                                           Non-resident: $105         FURNITURE TECHNIQUES
Thursdays, October 5-19                            7:00-9:00pm        Nancy Hyon will teach you how to apply the latest painting
                                                                      techniques that are used to decorate furniture. These fun and
                                                                      interesting techniques, done on sample boards, will include
DECOUPAGE ON GLASS                                                    gold leafing, crackle, antique/distressed finish, hand-paint-
Each student will use decoupage (cut and pasted color cop-            ing design elements and striping. Liven up those benches and
ies) to create a set of three decorative plates that can be wall      side tables that sit in the corner; make them a conversation
hung or used for dry goods, or a glass lamp base that can be          piece! No experience is necessary. Material fee of $40 (cash,
taken to a lamp shop for wiring. Plates are often shown in            please) is payable to the instructor. Because we use oil paints,
decorating magazines and sell for $50 and up; lamps com-              it is not recommended for pregnant women. Each student will
monly retail for $500 and up! Students will receive a list of         receive a list of supplies to bring to the first class. Class size
supplies to bring to the first class. A separate materials fee of     is limited; call a friend and sign up today! Please bring lunch.
$25 (cash, please) is payable to the instructor at the first class.   1 Session Wilton High School                      Resident: $110
Taught by Nancy Hyon.                                                                                            Non-resident: $120
3 Sessions Wilton High School                    Resident: $90        Saturday, October 21                              9:00am-2:15pm
                                           Non-resident: $105                                                          (Starts promptly)
Wednesdays, September 20-October 4                  7:30-9:30pm
                                                                      DECOUPAGED WOOD TRAYS, BOXES,
DECORATIVE PAINTING:                                                  OR STOOLS
WALL TECHNIQUES                                                       Each student will use decoupage (cut and pasted color cop-
Almost every magazine you pick up has a feature on decora-            ies) to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind painted and decorated
tive painting. We are delighted to have professional painter,         wood tray, box or stool. The tray/box/stool will be painted
Nancy Hyon, with us to share her expertise. This will be a            prior to class following instructions that will be sent to you
hands-on workshop. You will learn six different techniques            (along with sources) and then we will decoupage and finish
that are principally used on walls. One-color marble, spong-          them during class. Learning this technique will enable stu-
ing, combing, ragging and others will be covered. Each stu-           dents to decoupage any piece of wood in the future. Each
dent will make a sample board on each of the techniques that          student will receive a list of supplies to bring to the first class.
they can take home with them. The supply fee of $40 (cash,            Materials fee of $15 (cash, please) is payable to the instruc-
please) is payable to the instructor at the first class. Because      tor at the first class. Taught by Nancy Hyon.
we use oil-based paints, it is not recommended for pregnant           3 Sessions Wilton High School                      Resident: $90
women. Each student will receive a list of supplies to bring                                                      Non-resident: $105
to the first class. Also, please bring lunch.
                                                                      Tuesdays, October 10-24                              7:30-9:30pm
1 Session Wilton High School                    Resident: $110
                                           Non-resident: $120
Saturday, October 14                            9:00am-2:15pm
                                               (Starts promptly)


                                                                                   Please help us protect our students with aller-
                                                                                   gies. NO latex gloves or latex balloons are
                                                                      LATEX        permitted in Middlebrook School. Please call
                                                                                   our program at 203-834-7694 if you have any
                                                                                   questions.
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                                                                                         Home & Garden
UNIQUE STENCILED                                                      FENG-SHUI
BORDERS                                               New!            Feng Shui is a way of arranging your home or office with
In this three-night class, each student will create their own         furnishings, lighting and color so that your space emits a calm
custom border design to be stenciled in a child’s room or other       and protective feeling allowing you to be productive and
room in your home. You will learn how to design a stencil,            happy. Our instructor, Mary Moross will teach the basics of
figure sizes, cut the stencil and then learn how to apply and         this 4000-year old philosophy. She recently returned from
paint with one or more colors with the stencil. What you learn        China where she witnessed these practices in ancient villages,
in this class can be applied to any type of border design. Stu-       buildings and Buddhist temples. Mary will share her experi-
dents will receive a list of materials to bring to the first class.   ences, knowledge and mysteries of feng-shui with you.
There is also a $20 (cash, please) materials fee payable to the       2 Sessions Middlebrook School                   Resident: $60
instructor at the first class. Our instructor is Nancy Hyon.                                                      Non-resident: $70
3 Sessions Wilton High School                     Resident: $90       Wednesdays, October 4 & 11                        7:00-9:00pm
                                            Non-resident: $105
Wednesdays, November 1-15                           7:30-9:30pm       HOME REMODELING – WHERE DO I
                                                                      START?
 ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR
                                                                      Are you thinking of remodeling your home but don’t know
 Wilton native, Nancy Hyon is an experienced decorative               where to begin? Learn general principles of effective home
 painter whose work has been pictured in the New York                 remodeling: prioritizing projects, budgeting and saving
 Times and House Beautiful magazine. She holds a Mas-                 money, building code and permit requirements and finding
 ters in Fine Arts degree and her paintings are frequently            the right contractor, if needed. There is a $5 materials fee
 exhibited at the Silvermine Arts Center in Norwalk and at            payable to the instructor for handouts. Dick Vitucci has over
 many museums around the country.                                     30 years of experience in design and construction.
                                                                      1 Session Middlebrook School                  Resident: $35
                                                                                                                Non-resident: $45
ADD BEAUTY TO YOUR HOME...BUILD
A STONE WALL                                                          Thursday, October 12                             7:00-9:00pm
Learn to build a stone wall just like the professionals! Jeff
Lapnow, owner of Bolton Tree & Landscaping of Wilton will             KITCHEN DESIGN 101
share his expertise about constructing stonewalls in this one-        How do you improve your kitchen’s appearance without
hour workshop. Stonewalls add beauty and value to your                breaking the bank? You’ll be taught how to layout, as well as
home! Jeff has over 27 years of experience in the landscap-           how to shop for cabinets, appliances, and floor coverings.
ing and masonry business. Hurry and sign up....this is one of         Various practical and functional design alternatives will be
the most popular classes!!                                            discussed. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor.
1 Session Middlebrook School                  Resident: $25           Taught by Dick Vitucci.
                                          Non-resident: $35           1 Session Middlebrook School                  Resident: $35
Tuesday, September 26                           7:30-8:30pm                                                    Non-resident: $40
                                                                      Thursday, October 19                           7:00-9:00pm
STAGING YOUR HOME FOR SALE
Did you ever wish there was a magic formula for making
your home look picture perfect? Now there is a new service
called STAGING®, which will help you to perform that
magic! Find out what “staging” is and how it differs from
interior decorating. Learn successful ways to make your home
more appealing to prospective buyers and some of the tricks
of the trade. Participants are asked to bring pictures of interi-
ors and exteriors, and plenty of questions! Taught by Lori
Roffwarg of Design Matters in Milford, an Accredited Stag-
ing® Professional.
1 Session Middlebrook School                     Resident: $25
                                            Non-resident: $35
Tuesday, October 17                                7:00-9:00pm




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 Home & Garden
BATHROOM DESIGN 101                                                WINDOW SILL ORCHIDS
Are you tired of the way your bathrooms look? Are they out-        We know you’re just bursting to purchase these beautiful
dated? Plan bathrooms that work for you. Learn the ABC’s of        blooms that you see all over...and you can take care of them!
bathroom design: cabinetry, vanities, lighting, sinks, toilets,    Any place will do...a window sill, garage, basement or green-
showers and floor coverings. A $5 materials fee is payable to      house! The first of this two-session course will be an infor-
the instructor. Taught by Dick Vitucci.                            mative lecture/discussion for all levels of orchid
1 Session Middlebrook School                  Resident: $35        enthusiasts...not limited to beginners. We will discuss grow-
                                          Non-resident: $40        ing conditions, varieties, lighting, watering, and general care.
                                                                   In the second session, you will pot your own orchid provided
Thursday, October 26                             7:00-9:00pm       by Bobbie. This $35 fee is payable to the instructor at the
                                                                   first class. Bobbie Shavel, our knowledgeable and vivacious
                                                                   instructor is back by popular demand! If you’ve always
                                                                   thought about taking this class, do it NOW!! You’ll become
                                                                   addicted to these beautiful blooms!!
                                                                   2 Sessions Middlebrook School                    Resident: $70
                                                                                                               Non-resident: $80
                                                                   Mondays, September 18 & 25                         7:00-9:00pm




HOME LANDSCAPE GARDENING:
GARDEN DESIGN WORKSHOP
Have the garden you’ve always dreamed about! Dave Gindek,
professional landscape gardener from Young’s Nurseries in
Wilton, will help you to design a plan. He will educate you
about what to consider before developing a plan, saving you
lots of time and money! Learn how to apply the design ele-
ments of landform, structure, plants and materials to your
property. Materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor.
                                                                   ORCHID CLINIC – By Popular Demand!
3 Sessions Middlebrook School                  Resident: $90
                                        Non-resident: $105         Bobbie Shavel will be holding a clinic to answer your prob-
                                                                   ing questions and share her vast knowledge of orchids with
Wednesdays, October 4-18                         7:00-9:00pm       you. Sign up right away; this class will be a sell-out! Bring in
                                                                   your tired, poor, troubled orchids or bring in your prized or-
THE ART OF FLOWER ARRANGING                                        chids to show off (limit 3, please). Bobbie will be here to
Come for four evenings of fun with flowers. Learn the basics       solve problems and give advice. Bobbie was recently fea-
of flower arranging, save money, and even create your own          tured in WILTON Magazine and The Advocate/Norwalk. If
distinctive style! At the end of each class, take home a flower    you have an orchid, you won’t want to miss this new, very
arrangement for your weekend enjoyment. Please bring scis-         special workshop!
sors and a small basket to class and your instructor will pro-     1 Session Middlebrook School                     Resident: $25
vide the fresh flowers! A flower fee of $18 per class is payable                                              Non-resident: $35
to Mary Lou Logan, our perennial favorite!                         Monday, October 16                                 7:00-8:15pm
4 Sessions Middlebrook School                    Resident: $65
                                             Non-resident: $80
Thursdays, October 12-November 2                   7:30-9:00pm


                                                                                 REGISTER BY FAX
                                                                                 24 HOURS A DAY!
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                                                                      Health & Personal Growth
Wilton Continuing Education provides courses as a public service and does not endorse or recommend any product(s) or service(s)
mentioned in connection with courses. In addition, our instructors are hired to teach general concepts to groups of students, not to
provide specific advice to individuals. Students should always consult their own personal physician, investment advisor, or attor-
ney before making any decisions based on specific advice or examples used by our instructors.

                                                                        INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
                                                                        Meditation is a simple, but not always easy, spiritual prac-
                                                                        tice. It holds myriad benefits, including connection to life
                                                                        source energy and intuition, stress reduction, improved con-
                                                                        centration, emotional control, and a feeling of peace and well
                                                                        being. Learn three different methods of meditation and vari-
                                                                        ous attunement techniques. Choose the best fit for you! Taught
                                                                        by Cecelia Hope Manley, MA, LPC, NCC, a licensed profes-
                                                                        sional counselor at Positive Mind Counseling and Coaching
                                                                        in Westport.
                                                                        3 Sessions Middlebrook School                   Resident: $65
                                                                                                                   Non-resident: $80
                                                                        Tuesdays, October 10-24                           7:00-8:30pm

                                                                        COMMUNITY FIRST AID & SAFETY
GETTING RESULTS! HOW TO                                                 The following American Red Cross certified courses will
MAXIMIZE YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE                                           enable you to receive certification in specified areas. Written
                                                                        and skills tests will be given and must be passed for certifica-
If you’re trying to get motivated, break through a fitness pla-         tion. You may take all four classes (for reduced tuition) or
teau, or are still trying to lose those last 10 pounds, join us for     individually. Taught by Pat Hegnauer, a Red Cross certified
this informative two-hour session. We will focus on how to              instructor.
get the most out of your workout and maximize your results.
Find out 1) how to determine how many calories you need;                1 Session Middlebrook School                    Resident: $60
2) what to eat before your workout; 3) how often you need to                                                        Non-resident: $70
exercise to achieve your desired results; 4) how to monitor             A. ADULT CPR              Tuesday, October 3      6:30-9:30pm
your exercise intensity; 5) how to set achievable goals and             B. CHILD CPR              Tuesday, October 10     6:30-9:30pm
stay motivated...and much more! Please bring a calculator to            C. INFANT CPR             Tuesday, October 17     6:30-9:30pm
this workshop. Taught by Kristen Hallett Rzasa, an ACE per-             D. 1st AID BASICS         Tuesday, October 24     6:30-9:30pm
sonal trainer. She has been a fitness instructor for 15 years.          4 Sessions (as above)
1 Session Middlebrook School                       Resident: $30        E. All of Above                                Resident: $225
                                               Non-resident: $40                                                   Non-resident: $265
Monday, September 25                                 7:00-9:00pm

LIFE BY DESIGN
Contemplating a career change? Returning to work? Creat-
ing a business? Come and create a design for your future and
gain tools for success. This workshop has multiple exercises
to take you from discovery of your values to your vision.
Discussion topics include support structures, resources and
boundaries. Tolerations and energy drains are explored to look
for pitfalls in meeting goals. Come with an idea and leave
with a plan for action. You will be organized and inspired to
accomplish your goals! Presenter Melody Baker is head of
DDE Coaching in Norwalk. She has over 10 years of experi-
ence working with clients helping them design a life plan.
1 Session Middlebrook School                   Resident: $35
                                          Non-resident: $45
Monday, September 25                             7:00-9:00pm



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 Our instructors are hired to teach general concepts to groups of students, not to provide specific investment advice to
 individuals. Students should consult their own financial advisor and/or attorney before making any investment decisions
 based on specific examples used by our instructors in these courses.


SEVEN STEPS TO                                                   ESTATE PLANNING
PRODUCTIVITY IN THE                               New!           It’s time to do this! This is a detailed seminar on various es-
                                                                 tate planning techniques, with an emphasis on avoiding gift
OFFICE
                                                                 and estate taxes, avoiding probate and maximizing lifetime
Do you find yourself busy in your home office but not as         wealth. It will be an in-depth review of federal and state tax
productive as you’d like to be? Do you waste too much time       laws, wills, trusts, living wills and trusts, and coordination of
on ‘search and find’ missions and want to feel in control of     retirement and life insurance with estate planning. Case stud-
your office? Setting up smart systems, identifying time wast-    ies will be included and class participation is encouraged!
ers, and getting control of procrastination and urgency are      Sign up quickly....this class fills up right away! Attorney Mark
just a few of the seven steps covered in this course which can   Haranzo, Esq., is a Partner in the Trust & Estates Depart-
make you more productive in your office. Taught by Jill          ment of Wiggin & Dana LLP, a law firm located in Stamford
McKean, a professional organizer and owner of Organize It.       where he specializes in representing high worth individuals,
Jill specializes in office organization.                         their families and foundations. He has lectured extensively
1 Session Middlebrook School                    Resident: $35    and co-authored Harris’ 5th Edition, New York Estates, a
                                           Non-resident: $45     three-volume guide by West.
Thursday, October 12                              7:00-9:00pm    3 Sessions Middlebrook School                      Resident: $60
                                                                                                               Non-resident: $75
                                                                 Wednesdays, November 1-15                           7:00-9:00pm

                                                                 IS YOUR IDENTITY WORTH
                                                                 STEALING?                                            New!
                                                                 Identity theft is an ever-increasing threat that
                                                                 can affect anyone at any time, without your even knowing it.
                                                                 To compound the problem, many people are not even aware
                                                                 of their own credit status, let alone whether anyone has tam-
                                                                 pered with it. If that’s true for you, it may be time for you to
                                                                 give some attention to your credit “health.” You’ll learn how
                                                                 identity thieves use your information without your knowl-
                                                                 edge and ten steps you can take to prevent it. Learn to protect
                                                                 your credit rating and what to do if identity theft happens to
SO YOU WANT TO BE A                                              you. Taught by Jill Foster, an expert in the banking and mort-
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER?                                          gage industry and founder/owner of The Mortgage Arrang-
                                                                 ers, LLC and Anita Taylor, professional organizer and speaker.
If you are wondering what a Professional Organizer does and
if you have the qualities to be one, this workshop is for you.   1 Session Middlebrook School                      Resident: $15
Learn how to make a living and a career out of organizing.                                                    Non-resident: $25
The workshop will cover the basics of the business from          Monday, November 6                                 7:00-9:00pm
marketing to promoting your business. The membership or-
ganization plus valuable information on working with clients
on time, paper and space management issues will also be dis-
cussed. Our instructor is Anita Taylor, Professional Orga-
nizer and Speaker.
3 Sessions Middlebrook School                  Resident: $90
                                          Non-resident: $105
Thursdays, October 12-26                         7:00-9:00pm

            Please help us protect our students with aller-
            gies. NO latex gloves or latex balloons are
LATEX       permitted in Middlebrook School. Please call
            our program at 203-834-7694 if you have any
            questions.

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                                                                  VOICE-OVERS: AN INTRODUCTION
                                                                  Interested in the role of voice-overs in audio books, cartoons,
                                                                  documentaries, commercials, and website narration? This
                                                                  straightforward, current, and highly educational class is eye
                                                                  (and ear) opening for those interested in voice-overs. By guid-
                                                                  ing you in finding your vocal strengths, you can better deter-
                                                                  mine the sectors of voice-overs most marketable for you. In
                                                                  this workshop we’ll discuss the industry, marketing, and vo-
                                                                  cal training, including demo information, trends, agents and
                                                                  production. You’ll read and record voice-over copy. Is voice-
                                                                  over right for you? Come and find out. Presented by Colleen
                                                                  Brown, a voice-over talent and producer at Edgestudios in
                                                                  CT and NYC.
                                                                  1 Session Middlebrook School                    Resident: $35
                                                                                                              Non-resident: $45
                                                                  Monday, September 25                              7:00-9:00pm



INVESTMENT PLANNING FOR WOMEN
Nine out of ten women will be solely responsible for their
own finances at some time in their lives. Here you will learn
why you need to take charge of your financial life. You will
be introduced to the basics of investing in stocks, bonds, cash
equivalents and the concept of asset allocation. You will be-
come familiar with the vocabulary of investing and learn how
to choose among the many investments available today. We’ll
discuss the benefits and types of IRAs and other tax-deferred
investments. You’ll learn how to read stock and mutual fund
quotes, how to use the internet to research investments, the
cost of investing (fees, commissions and other expenses you
might not be aware of) and the right questions to ask when
you make an investment. No one should be without this knowl-
edge! Taught by Richard Zumbach, MBA. Richard has over
30 years of experience in the world of finance and special-
izes in helping women make smart financial decisions in or-
der to achieve greater security and independence.
3 Sessions Middlebrook School                   Resident: $60
                                            Non-resident: $75
Thursdays, October 5-19                           7:00-9:00pm
                                                                  FIVE STRATEGIES FOR
                                                                  IMPROVING YOUR CREDIT                              New!
                                                                  SCORE
REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES &
PRACTICES                                                         This is the perfect time to be thinking about your credit situ-
                                                                  ation (before the holidays are upon us!). If you are concerned
This introductory course prepares the individual to take the      or just want to know more about what your credit score says
real estate licensing examination. Text additional. (Co-spon-     about you, then you’ll want to attend this seminar. This work-
sored with Norwalk Community College). Class meets both           shop is presented by Jill Foster, an expert in the banking and
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Taught by Wanda McPhaden,          mortgage industry, founder of The Mortgage Arrangers, LLC,
MBA, who holds CRS & GRI certification. Wanda has over            Norwalk, CT.
eleven years experience in real estate.
                                                                  1 Session Middlebrook School                     Resident: $20
To register, please contact Norwalk Community College,                                                       Non-resident: $30
Continuing Education Department at (203) 857-7080.
                                                                  Monday, October 23                                 7:00-9:00pm
22 Sessions Middlebrook School                           $375
Tuesdays & Thursdays
September 26-December 14                         6:30-9:30pm

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FIVE COSTLY IRA & RETIREMENT
PLAN MISTAKES
If you have a large IRA or retirement plan balance this class
may be of interest. Topics covered will include the best way
to invest IRA assets, the most costly IRA distribution mis-
takes, how to leave your children a $4.7 million dollar inher-
itance, why you should never leave your retirement plan with
your employer after you retire or change jobs, and how your
plan could reduce your tax bill to zero! Matthew Tuttle, MBA,
is a well-known financial advisor, author and educator. He is
a frequent guest on CNNfn and Channel 12 News and is host
of a weekly personal finance radio show on WSTC/WNLK.
1 Session Middlebrook School                   Resident: $25
                                           Non-resident: $35
Wednesday, October 18                            7:00-9:00pm

FINANCIAL SECRETS OF THE RICH                                    DESIGNING A BUSINESS PLAN
Have you ever wondered what the rich know about money
                                                                 Learn about the purpose of a business plan and its impor-
that everybody else doesn’t? This class will cover what the
                                                                 tance to the ongoing success of your business. Gain a solid
rich do differently, including how the rich protect themselves
                                                                 knowledge of the components of a plan and the fundamental
from market declines and earn money in any stock market
                                                                 issues addressed in it. Understand how to prepare an effec-
environment, how many taxpayers regardless of estate size
                                                                 tive plan. Convert this knowledge into solid business improve-
may be able to pay zero estate taxes, and how to avoid the tax
                                                                 ments and/or the ability to attract desired capital from lenders
trap that the IRS has set up that could take up to 74% of your
                                                                 and investors. Taught by Paul Daulerio, former President of
retirement plan and IRA assets at death. We’ll explain why
                                                                 Texaco Global Aviation Marketing and founder and presi-
the “Stretch IRA” concept (advocated by many financial
                                                                 dent of Organization Plus, Inc.
advisors and CPA’s) will probably be confused by your
financial institution and how to make sure your heirs won’t      1 Session Middlebrook School                     Resident: $30
squander their inheritance. Conducted by Matthew Tuttle,                                                      Non-resident: $40
MBA.                                                             Monday, November 6                                  7:00-9:00pm
1 Session Middlebrook School                    Resident: $25
                                           Non-resident: $35     FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR
Wednesday, November 8                              7:00-9:00pm   SMALL BUSINESSES
                                                                 Take control of the financial future of your business! Gain an
                                                                 understanding of the elements of the three key business
                                                                 financial tools, i.e., balance sheet, income statement, and cash
                                                                 flow statement. Understand the use and interrelationship of
                                                                 these critical financial documents. Learn how to effectively
                                                                 use the cash flow statement in the management of your busi-
                                                                 ness, so as to keep your business profitable. Taught by Paul
                                                                 Daulerio.
                                                                 1 Session Middlebrook School                      Resident: $30
                                                                                                              Non-resident: $40
                                                                 Monday, November 13                                7:00-9:00pm




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                                                       Business, Finance & Careers
HAVE RECENT EVENTS AFFECTED                                     FUNDAMENTALS OF INVESTING
YOUR FINANCIAL STRATEGY?                                        Before you invest your money, you should know what you’re
Turbulent Times: Strategies For                                 buying and why you are buying it! Through discussion and
Success                                                         class materials, we will demystify the world of investing. You
                                                                will come to understand the meaning of cash equivalents,
Recent turbulence both in the U.S. economy and around the
                                                                bonds, stocks, mutual funds and annuities and how each cat-
globe may have had an impact on your financial situation. In
                                                                egory can work for you. This is an excellent course for learn-
light of this, you may want to question your financial strat-
                                                                ing about the basic asset classes and simple strategies for a
egy. Come and hear how you can manage your finances in
                                                                lifetime of investing. Brenda Catugno, is a Financial Plan-
times of turbulence. Our presenter is Francisco Degado. He
                                                                ner & Investment Specialist with Metlife. She specializes in
holds a Ph.D. from the Wharton School and was on the fac-
                                                                comprehensive financial planning, offering a wide variety of
ulty at Wharton and Duke from 1990-97. He is presently
                                                                solutions to suit her client’s needs. She has been teaching
adjunct professor of finance at Fairfield and Sacred Heart
                                                                this popular class for over six years and has over 10 years of
Universities.
                                                                experience in the investment arena.
1 Session Middlebrook School                 Resident: $25
                                                                3 Sessions Middlebrook School                  Resident: $60
                                         Non-resident: $35
                                                                                                           Non-resident: $75
Tuesday, October 3                             7:00-9:00pm
                                                                Tuesdays, September 26-October 10                 7:00-8:30pm




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 Cuisine & Spirits
                                                                    FREEZABLE MEALS with Chef Robin
                                                                    Gone are the days of home-cooked, healthy meals as a fam-
                                                                    ily. Or are they? A manageable method is to prepare a full
        UNDERSTANDING WINE                                          week (or more!) of meals in advance, storing them in your
          The fundamentals of wine appreciation are taught in       freezer for easy reheating. In this class, we’ll discuss the ins
          this very popular course. The participants will learn     and outs of building a family menu plan. Chef Robin will
           to distinguish the characteristic bouquets and taste     demonstrate a variety of freezer-friendly recipes. Come hun-
           of various grape varietals such as Chardonnay,           gry, as there will be plenty to sample. Food fee of $10 is in-
      Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pi-           cluded in the class fee.
      not Noir. At the conclusion of the course the participants    1 Session      Middlebrook School                Resident: $45
          will be able to talk “Winespeak”... the language of                                                   Non-resident: $55
          wine. Eight wines will be tasted each evening. This       Wednesday, October 18                              7:00-9:00pm
course is ideal for beginners or anyone who has ever been
intimidated by a restaurant wine list or purchased wine strictly
                                                                    FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
on price. A $25 fee is payable to the instructor. Please bring
four wine glasses to class. You must be over the age of 21 to       with Dave McCue                                         New!
take our wine classes. Don’t delay; register now. This one          Join our exuberant chef, Dave McCue from The Wilton Food
fills fast! Our expert is Peter Troilo, wine enthusiast and col-    Company as he puts together a feast to make Oliver and all
lector. He manages Nicholas Roberts, Ltd.-Fine Wine Mer-            his buddies proud! Dave is full of seasonal surprises as he
chants, a shop in Darien. Classes will be held at the Old Town      prepares appetizers and entrees out of his bag of culinary
Hall in Wilton. Directions will be sent.                            tricks. Learn more than you ever thought possible about tech-
2 Sessions Old Town Hall                         Resident: $75      nique, food history and culture from his ongoing commentar-
                Wilton                       Non-resident: $85      ies. Food fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class. If
Wednesdays, October 4 & 11                         7:30-9:30pm      you’ve never before taken a class with Dave, you’re in for a
                                                                    truly great experience. Sign up NOW and enjoy a delicious
                                                                    dinner after the preparation.
VEGETARIAN INDIAN COOKING                                           1 Session Wilton Food Company                 Resident: $35
Indian cuisine is well known for its original aromatic blend                      Wilton Center               Non-resident: $45
of spices and curries. This is a very flexible cooking style;
                                                                    Tuesday, October 24                             7:00-9:00pm
most of the time spices are used according to taste, not set in
recipes. Even if you don’t have all the ingredients, the food
tastes delicious. Shama Mital teaches in authentic Indian
ways. She will prepare appetizers, main courses, desserts and
                                                                    KNIFE SKILLS
                                                                    with Chef Robin
                                                                                                                            New!
chutney. This is a hands-on class where every one partici-          Do you love to cook but find that preparation takes too much
pates and enjoys the fruits of his labors. A one time food fee      time? Do you spend your money on fancy gadgets that are
of $25 is payable to the instructor at the first class.             supposed to save you time and labor? Most chefs will tell
3 Sessions Middlebrook School                   Resident: $105      you that their knife is their best tool. Sharpen your skills; this
                                          Non-resident: $120        class will teach you how to use your knife safely and effec-
Tuesdays, September 26-October 10                   7:00-9:00pm     tively. Everyday tasks will be easier and will take less prep
                                                                    time. You will learn decorative cuts and simple garnishes.
POWER LUNCH                                           New!          Bring your favorite knife with you. Enjoy a salad at the end
                                                                    of class. Food fee of $10 is included in class fee.
with Chef Robin                                                     1 Session Middlebrook School                      Resident: $45
For most of us, lunch is, at best, a utilitarian meal on-the-fly,                                                Non-resident: $55
with little thought about variety or well-rounded nutrition. In
                                                                    Wednesday, November 1                              7:00-9:00pm
this class, we’ll step outside the norm to prepare creative sand-
wiches, salads and sides perfect for either casual entertaining
or enlightened brown-bagging. Food fee of $10 is included
in the class fee.
1 Session       Middlebrook School                Resident: $45
                                              Non-resident: $55
Wednesday, October 4                                7:00-9:00pm                  Please help us protect our students with aller-
                                                                                 gies. NO latex gloves or latex balloons are
                                                                    LATEX        permitted in Middlebrook School. Please call
                                                                                 our program at 203-834-7694 if you have any
                                                                                 questions.

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                                                                                       Cuisine & Spirits
SOUPS with Chef Robin                                                 HOLIDAY COOKING
Fall is the perfect time to savor the comfort, warmth and hearti-     with Dave McCue                                        New!
ness of soups. We’ll prepare some stick-to-the ribs recipes           Learn the tricks and secrets that chefs and cater-
using seasonal ingredients (squash, root vegetables, meats)           ers have for doing things ahead of the holidays so that you
as well as some lighter, more refreshing soups, vegetarian            can partake of the company of your guests and family. Isn’t
recipes and ethnic specialties. $10 food fee is included in class     that what the holidays are supposed to be about? Make sure
fee.                                                                  the cook is a part of the festivities by coming to this special
1 Session Middlebrook School                      Resident: $45       evening when Dave shares all/tells all. He’ll have some very
                                             Non-resident: $55        special gifts to share with you. Food fee, payable to the in-
                                                                      structor, is $15.
Wednesday, November 8                               7:00-9:00pm
                                                                      1 Session Wilton Food Company                   Resident: $35
                                                                                     Wilton Center               Non-resident: $45
THE THANKSGIVING TABLE
with Dave McCue                                         New!          Tuesday, December 5                                7:00-9:00pm
Bountiful and beautiful is what we want our Thanksgiving
                                                                      GREEN VEGGIES
table to be. Enjoy learning about the flavors of Autumn as
Dave brings some seasonal specialties to the table for this           with Chef Robin                                        New!
very special feast day. Taught by Dave McCue, owner of The            It IS easy to go green....every day. Green vegetables are par-
Wilton Food Company. Food fee, payable to the instructor, is          ticularly rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium, iron, fla-
$15. Sign up right away; Dave is a favorite!!                         vonoids and carotenoids. They’ve even been shown to boost
1 Session Wilton Food Company                 Resident: $35           immunity, protect against cancer, and fight depression! Chlo-
              Wilton Center              Non-resident: $45            rophyll rules in this class, which explores the possibilities of
                                                                      green veggies like Brussels sprouts, kale, peas, Swiss chard,
Tuesday, November 14                           7:00-9:00pm
                                                                      and more. Food fee of $10 is included.
                                                                      1 Session      Middlebrook School               Resident: $45
ASIAN with Chef Robin
Take a culinary tour of the flavors of Thailand,        New!          Wednesday, December 6
                                                                                                                 Non-resident: $55
                                                                                                                        7:00-9:00pm
China, Japan and Vietnam. In this class, we’ll
explore some of the unique techniques and ingredients of the
Far East. We’ll prepare a full meal (appetizer, entrée, side
dish and dessert) that fuses elements from across the conti-
nent. Better than going out. No MSG! $10 food fee included
in class fee.
1 Session Middlebrook School                  Resident: $45
                                         Non-resident: $55
Wednesday, November 29                         7:00-9:00pm




                                              ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
  Dave McCue is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with over 20 years experience in the food service industry. His
  repertoire comes from a resume boasting chef positions in casual and fine dining, as well as personal and corporate media. Dave
  is owner of his own catering company, The Wilton Food Company located in Wilton Center.
  Shama Mital has been teaching Indian vegetarian for a number of years. She has appeared on CABLEVISION as well as News
  12 in Westchester.
  Robin B. Grubard, (Chef Robin) has trained literally hundreds of professional chefs, and brings her love of the culinary arts to
  Wilton Continuing Education. Certified by the American Culinary Federation as a Culinary Educator, Chef Robin formerly
  taught at the Baltimore International Culinary College and developed curriculum for the school. Her restaurant experience has
  garnered awards from Zagat’s, Mobil Dining Guide and the press. Currently she runs Chef Robin Personal Chef Service provid-
  ing healthy meals for busy families and mentoring other chefs through the U.S. Personal Chefs Association.



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 Languages




ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS                                                 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH
Learn one of the world’s most beautiful languages. This course        This stress-free introductory class is for those with no previ-
is for students with little or no previous knowledge of Italian.      ous experience or recent exposure to the language. Emphasis
We will incorporate a variety of activities while teaching ba-        will be on developing functional and useful conversational
sic fundamentals of the language for conversational purposes.         skills. By the end of the session, students will be able to meet
Aspects of the Italian culture will be introduced to provide a        people, learn about their lives and families, describe places
holistic approach to the language. A materials fee of $10 is          and individuals, express feelings, plan present and future ac-
payable to the instructor to cover handouts. The textbook,            tivities in Spanish! Taught by Bob Dalury, a CT state certi-
Italian is Fun (ISBN# 1877205973 from Amsco Publishers)               fied teacher who has lived and worked in several Latin
will also be used and is available for purchase. Our popular          American countries. The text, Spanish is Fun, Book I ($20)
instructor, Carmine Passero has taught for many years in              is available for purchase at the first class.
Norwalk. He will share his love of the Italian language with          10 Sessions Middlebrook School                 Resident: $190
you. This class fills quickly...hurry!!                                                                          Non-resident: $205
8 Sessions Middlebrook School                  Resident: $120         Wednesdays, September 20-December 6*               7:00-9:00pm
                                            Non-resident: $135        (*no class 9/27)
Mondays, October 16-December 4                    7:00-9:00pm
                                                                      SPANISH – INTERMEDIATE
ITALIAN – LEVEL II                                                    This is a course for those who want to strengthen conversa-
This class is a continuation of Italian for Begin-
ners. It will cover basic conversational Italian.
                                                        New!          tional skills by learning how to communicate in typical Span-
                                                                      ish-speaking environments: meeting new people, shopping,
Emphasis will be on correct understanding and speaking the            dining in restaurants and foreign travel. You will develop more
language in a broad range of situations. A materials fee of           experience in speaking the language. There will be a review
$10 is payable to the instructor to cover handouts. The text-         of Spanish is Fun, Book I. Taught by Bob Dalury. Spanish is
book, Italian is Fun (ISBN# 1877205973 from Amsco Pub-                Fun, Book II ($20) will be available for purchase at the first
lishers) will also be used and will be available at the first         class.
class. Taught by Carmine Passero.                                     10 Sessions Middlebrook School                 Resident: $190
8 Sessions Middlebrook School                 Resident: $120                                                     Non-resident: $205
                                          Non-resident: $135          Tuesdays, September 26-December 5                   7:00-9:00pm
Tuesdays, September 26-November 21               7:00-9:00pm



                                                  PLEASE BE AWARE…
                          Excellent classes are sometimes cancelled because people wait too long to regis-
                          ter. Our courses must be self-sustaining and a minimum number of students needs
                          to be enrolled before a class can run.
                                 DON’T WAIT and MISS OUT, ENROLL NOW!

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 Languages




FRENCH – LEVEL I                                                LEARN MANDARIN CHINESE
We will focus on having fun in French. Beginning with pro-      In this class you will learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese,
nunciation, basic conversation and simple writing exercises,    the official language spoken by over a billion people world-
we will build progressively on words and concepts learned.      wide. This class will introduce you to: a)conversational
We’ll add some surprise ways to learn French. The text will     phrases and exchanges suited to daily situations you may
be Learn French the Easy and Fun Way, by Elisabeth Bourquin     encounter traveling or doing business in China; b)survival
Leete, Barrons Series, available at Borders Books. Please       phrases to help you navigate your way; c) pronunciation and
come and join us. Taught by Marie-Pierre Graf who has taught    spelling of Mandarin with the pinyin Romanization system;
adult education classes for many years in New Jersey. She is    d)grammars and sentence structures; e) overview of Chinese
presently working towards state certification in French and     history, geography and culture; f) Chinese cultural practices
Spanish.                                                        including social conventions, etiquettes, business rules, ur-
10 Sessions Middlebrook School              Resident: $190      ban life and traveling regulations. Your instructor will be Qing
                                        Non-resident: $205      Yang, from The Chinese Language School in Greenwich, CT.
                                                                The text, Discovering Chinese 1 ($20) will be available at
Tuesdays, September 26-December 5               7:00-9:00pm     the first class.
                                                                8 Sessions Middlebrook School                   Resident: $275
FRENCH CONVERSATIONAL                                                                                      Non-resident: $290
We’ll focus on having fun with French. We’ll use the text,      Wednesdays, October 4-November 29                  7:00-8:30pm
Learn French the Easy and Fun Way, by Elisabeth Bourquin
Leete, as above. The class emphasis will be on conversation
and developing facility with the spoken language. Dialogues                            REMINDER
will introduce vocabulary appropriate to various settings and
useful phrases to learn along with appropriate idiomatic ex-      YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF
pressions. Taught by Bernadette Urbain, a native French           REGISTRATION UNLESS YOU INCLUDE A SELF-
speaker and instructor.                                           ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE WITH
8 Sessions Middlebrook School                Resident: $160       YOUR REGISTRATION FORM.
                                        Non-resident: $175        You will be notified only if your class is cancelled or
Thursdays, September 28-November 16             7:00-9:00pm                          oversubscribed.


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                                                                                              Trips & Tours


Tour leader Jill Meyer has arranged and will conduct the tours listed below for the fall season. Prices include transportation by
deluxe motor coach, entrance fees, lunches except when stated, gratuities, and guided tours. The pick-up location is Westport’s
I-95 Exit 18 commuter parking lot. Call 203-226-4310 to register and receive the complete brochure.

ON THE WATERFRONT Relax on this World Yacht cruise                  SALEM STROLL                        Salem Waterfront Hotel
for a luxurious two-hour tour past Manhattan’s dazzling             • Wed., Oct. 4 We’ll take a bus-walking tour of this beautiful
skyline and the Statue of Liberty. A sumptuous buffet brunch        city with guide, Jim McAllister. Our tour will include the
and live piano music complete the day.                              Pierce-Nichols house and Chestnut Street, called “the most
Sunday, August 27                                         $ 92      beautiful street in America.” That evening, we’ll dine at
LOWER EAST SIDE On our tour of the Lower East Side                  Victoria Station.
Tenement Museum we’ll visit apartments of the German-               • Thur., Oct. 5 We’ll have several tours at the airy Peabody
Jewish Gumpertz family and the Sicilian-Catholic Baldizzi           Essex Museum, famous for its maritime and Asian art
family. Also included are a walking tour of the area and lunch      collections. There, we’ll visit the Gardiner-Pingree house
at Katz’s Deli.                                                     and the 200-year-old Yin Yu Tang home, owned by a
Wednesday, Sept. 13                                      $100       prosperous Chinese merchant. It was meticulously rebuilt in
BRONX ZOO Be a kid again as the Bengali Express                     Salem by Chinese artisans.
Monorail transports you on a 2-mile long narrated journey           Wednesday & Thursday, October 4 & 5
over forests where elephant and antelope live. Jungleworld,         Single occupancy $390                Double occupancy $310
an Asian rain forest, is complete with a mangrove swamp and
hundreds of animals.                                                PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY
Tuesday, September 19                                     $ 79      Park Plaza Hotel in Lancaster
GREEN-WOOD Guide Justin Ferate will lead us through                 • Tues., Oct. 17 We’ll visit the Strasburg Railroad Museum
the cemetery and regale us with tales of the rich and famous        and ride on the antique steam-powered Strasburg Railroad.
who chose to spend eternity here. Following lunch at Juniors,       At the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, we’ll enjoy a bountiful
Justin will introduce us to Brooklyn Heights and to Pilgrim         buffet and performance of “My Fair Lady.”
Church, where abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, preached.            • Wed., Oct. 18 Following a visit to Rock Ford, a
Saturday, October 14                                      $110      Revolutionary War plantation, we’ll explore the Country
LINCOLN CENTER Joining the New York Philharmonic,                   Kettle Village to shop for local products. Later, the Bible
renowned pianist Peter Serkin will play a beautiful program         will spring to life in the epic “Ruth” at the Sight & Sound
which includes Bartok’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”                     Theatre. We dine at Miller’s Smorgasbord, an all-you-can-
Friday, October 27                                       $128       eat Lancaster tradition.
“THE FULL MONTY!” Join us at the Westchester                        • Thur., Oct. 19 At Gettysburg, our guide will provide a
Broadway Theatre to see this revealing musical comedy               fascinating day-by-day account of this terrible three-day battle.
about six unemployed men who form a male striptease                 Later, we’ll tour Eisenhower’s Farm and then dine at
ensemble.                                                           Gettysburg’s 1776 Dobbin House Tavern.
Thursday, November 9                                      $ 93      • Fri., Oct. 20 We’ll have a guided walking tour of Lancaster
GILBERT & SULLIVAN After a feast at Restaurant du                   and the Fulton Opera House. Finally, we’ll visit the
Village in Chester, CT we’re off to Goodspeed Opera House           Lancaster Quilt Museum filled with exquisite antique
to see “Pirates of Penzance,” a parody of blind obedience.          needlework.
Wednesday, November 15                                   $129       Tues., Oct. 17-Fri., Oct. 20
                                                                    Single occupancy $720                Double occupancy $570

                                                                    • Call for full details about another fall overnight trip:
                                                                    Cape May, NJ, Friday, December. 8-Sunday, December 10
                                                                    Single occupancy $650                Double occupancy $510




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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU                                                HANDYWOMAN WORKSHOP
BECOME YOUR PARENTS’                                 New!          Are you tired of calling a handyman every time           New!
PARENT                                                             something goes wrong in your home? Participants will learn
This workshop is appropriate for anyone taking care of an          what they can safely do before calling in a professional. We
elderly family member or for those who may want to plan            will cover using basic tools, demonstrate carpentry how-to’s,
ahead for this situation. Jill Foster of The Mortgage Arrang-      learn about plumbing including leaky faucets and running
ers, LLC and Attorney Sharon Giese of Westport will com-           toilets, and we’ll discuss the important electrical components
bine their expertise to cover many financial and legal eldercare   in your home. Come, bring your repair questions, and learn
issues including reverse mortgages; planning ahead with wills/     what every woman should know if they own a home! A mate-
health care agents/living wills/powers of attorney; conserva-      rials fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at the first class for
torship (how does it happen and why); and why you should           hand-outs and resource materials. Taught by Peter Reilly, a
not be afraid of probate as well as other topics.                  local handyman, who has a wealth of information to share
                                                                   with you.
1 Session Middlebrook School                    Resident: $15
                                            Non-resident: $25      2 Sessions Middlebrook School                     Resident: $20
                                                                                                                Non-resident: $30
Monday, November 13                                7:00-9:00pm
                                                                   Mondays, November 6 & 13                             7:00-9:00pm
ARE YOU THE ONE WITH
THE MOST CLUTTER?                                    New!          PAPER PAPER EVERYWHERE
                                                                   (But Where Does It Go?)
Do you know what you want to do with all that clutter? Do
you have hobbies, collections? Do you love books, maga-            Find out where to put it, what to call it, and how to find it
zines, newspapers? Are you a scrapbooker, a stamper? Love          again. Whether it’s filing or important documents, or old love
to knit, crochet, quilt? Come one, come all-let’s share the        letters, paper piles seem to “grow” in the middle of the night
solutions to keep what you love and find homes for all of it       while we’re not watching. This is a fun class with lots of
right in your own space. Our instructor, Anita Taylor, is Presi-   interaction. Bring your challenges and let Anita Taylorize a
dent of Anita and Company. She has been a professional or-         system for you! Presented by Anita Taylor whose motto is,
ganizer for many years and is an extraordinary resource for        “Simplify, Organize and Succeed.”
all things organized.                                              1 Session Middlebrook School                  Resident: $25
1 Session Middlebrook School                    Resident: $25                                                 Non-resident: $35
                                          Non-resident: $35        Wednesday, November 1                            7:00-9:00pm
Thursday, November 16                            7:00-9:00pm
                                                                   A NEW YOU...MAKEUP APPLICATION
                                                                   MADE SIMPLE
                                                                   Do you wish you knew how to apply makeup like the profes-
                                                                   sionals? Well, we’re going to teach you! Come and have fun
                                                                   learning the basic makeup techniques that even the most in-
                                                                   experienced will find easy. Sheila Mooney, a stylist/makeup
                                                                   artist from Personal Image in Wilton is your guide. Sheila
                                                                   was trained in Manhattan and has worked in the field for
                                                                   over 8 years. Join us for a fun-filled evening. Please bring
                                                                   your own makeup or you may use the makeup that we will
                                                                   provide. Class is limited to 14 students. Hurry to register so
                                                                   you won’t be disappointed that class has filled!
                                                                   1 Session Middlebrook School                  Resident: $25
                                                                                                             Non-resident: $35
                                                                   Wednesday, November 8                            7:00-9:00pm




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                                                                  ANGELS, AURAS AND YOUR
                                                                  INTUITION
                                                                  In this workshop we will talk about personal angels and how
                                                                  to connect with them. We’ll use intuition to sense our energy
                                                                  field. Learn about energy centers or chakras, and how to start
                                                                  seeing auras. We end with a healing meditation. Join us for
                                                                  this insightful, stress-reducing evening. Taught by Gigi
                                                                  Benanti, Certified Reiki Master and healer who has been see-
                                                                  ing auras for years. She owns the Angelic Healing Touch
                                                                  Center in Norwalk.
                                                                  1 Session Middlebrook School                   Resident: $25
                                                                                                            Non-resident: $35
                                                                  Thursday, November 2                             7:00-9:30pm

                                                                  PDRTM: PERSONAL DEFENSE
                                                                  READINESS FOR WOMEN
                                                                  PDR helps individuals deal with stressful situations: anywhere
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS – 2007                                         from a phone conversation to a potential physical threat. Re-
What is the OUTLOOK for ADMISSION to College in 2007?             gardless of your size or gender you can learn to take advan-
How can a prospective candidate maximize his or her chances       tage of your body’s natural response mechanisms. Topics to
for admission in a most competitive applicant pool? Current       be covered include the following: 1) General tenets of PDR;
admissions issues will be discussed at this workshop. Partici-    2) “Bad guy” behaviors; 3) Mind/body/spirit training theory;
pants are encouraged to come prepared to ask questions.           4) The “inner” coach; 5) The three obstacles; 6) How to Avoid
Empower yourself with up-to-date information as you con-          a Confrontation; 7) Non-Violent Postures; 8) The three D’s:
sider applying to college. Presented by Mary Lou Kelly, Con-      Detect/De-fuse/Defend; 9) The Three I’s: Instincts/Intuition/
sultant, M.Ed. with over 25 years of college counseling           Intelligence; 10) The three P’s: Personal/Passionate/Present;
experience and owner of College Consulting LLC of Fairfield,      11) Be Your Own Body Guard; and 12) Emotional Climate
CT.                                                               Training Drills. Taught by Scott Boyce, a certified Personal
                                                                  Defense Readiness Coach. Scott has over 20 years experi-
1 Session Middlebrook School                   Resident: $15      ence studying and practicing self-defense techniques, tactics,
                                           Non-resident: $25      philosophies and psychologies. He has been teaching for 11
Thursday, September 28                           7:00-8:30pm      years in the martial arts, as well as PDR.
                                                                  5 Sessions Middlebrook School                  Resident: $110
HEALING WITH REIKI                                                                                         Non-resident: $125
Learn about Reiki from an experienced Reiki Master. Learn         Mondays, October 16-November 13                   7:00-8:30pm
why many people are talking about Reiki and how you can
benefit. Reiki is not a religion or cult. The word, Reiki means
“universal life force energy”; it is an ancient Tibetan method
of energy healing. It may be used for stress reduction, pain
relief, and healing the body as a whole. You will receive a
short Reiki healing session that requires a light touch. Taught
                                                                   Wilton Continuing Education provides courses as a pub-
by Gigi Benanti, Certified Reiki Master and owner of the
                                                                   lic service and does not endorse or recommend any
Angelic Healing Touch Center in Norwalk.
                                                                   product(s) or service(s) mentioned in connection with
1 Session Middlebrook School                     Resident: $25     courses. In addition, our instructors are hired to teach gen-
                                             Non-resident: $35     eral concepts to groups of students, not to provide spe-
Wednesday, September 20                             7:00-9:30pm    cific advice to individuals. Students should consult their
                                                                   own personal physician, investment advisor or attorney
                                                                   before making any decisions based on specific advice or
                                                                   examples used by our instructors.

  Photos: During our classes photos may be taken for use
  in our catalogs. If you do not want your photo to be pub-
  lished, please tell the photographers before any pictures
  are taken. Thank you.


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WHEN I’M GONE...WILL MY
RELATIVES KNOW WHERE                                                   KAPLAN S.A.T. TEST PREPARATION
EVERYTHING IS?                                                         FOR THE NEW S.A.T.
Young, old, single, married, divorced, very active or starting         Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at WHS:
to slow down...keeping track of one’s important documents              September 19-October 26
can become a nightmare. This workshop will help you get                For over 60 years Kaplan has helped students prepare for
organized and show you how to inventory all of your worldly            standardized tests with proven results. The SAT classroom
possessions, as well as keep this information in one place for         course offers comprehensive preparation in a structured
periodic updates. This process focuses on gathering and com-           setting. Throughout the course, students will learn all of
piling data, i.e. values & locations of bank accounts, securi-         the tested content and score-raising strategies in targeted
ties, real estate, autos, wills, cemetery plots, assets/liabilities,   sessions. In addition, students will sharpen these new skills
etc. The bottom line is that once complete, all the informa-           with the most realistic testing experiences available-proc-
tion is centralized for easy reference and updates. This may           tored exams under test-like conditions. Each test is fol-
make the process of finalizing one’s estate less painful. A            lowed by detailed performance analysis and guidance for
materials fee of $12 is payable to the instructor at the first         improvement. Students receive a personalized homepage
class. Taught by Dick Vitucci who has gained experience                and study plan; an online test generator with over 1,000
through life lessons he would like to share.                           questions, Kaplan’s skills handbooks, flashcards and the
1 Session Middlebrook School                       Resident: $25       College Board’s, “8 Real SAT” book.
                                             Non-resident: $35         Call KAPLAN at 203-353-1466 for further information
Thursday, September 28                               7:00-9:00pm       and registration or visit www.kaptest.com.




  ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
  PROGRAMS - ABE • ESL • GED
  Find out how easy it is to earn a high school diploma!
  Adult Basic Education Programs in ESL, pre-GED and
  GED are available through Westport Continuing
  Education’s Program. There is NO FEE for residents of
  Wilton.
  Wilton residents may register at any time. Classes begin
  on Thursday, September 14th. Please call (203) 341-1209
  for further information.




             Please help us protect our students with aller-
             gies. NO latex gloves or latex balloons are
LATEX        permitted in Middlebrook School. Please call
             our program at 203-834-7694 if you have any
             questions.



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                                      FASTEST GROWING WORKFORCE DEMOGRAPHIC




                    Thinking about returning to work?
                    The Women@Work Opportunity Knocks! online seminar is geared to returning
                    professional women in the initial thinking stages or actively searching for new work-life
                    opportunities. Perhaps you're ready for a new intellectual challenge or seeking a new
                    sense of purpose--and you want to move from volunteer back to professional work.
                    You may feel that something is missing from your very full and busy life. Or college
                    expenses and an empty nest may be looming -- and you may want to pursue both
                    psychic and financial rewards. If so, the Women@Work Opportunity Knocks! online
                    seminar is a great place to begin.


                    This interactive seminar gives you:

                         A clear vision of why and how you might want to work.
                         Tips on how to translate your volunteer work into business terms and create a
                         powerful skills and experience summary for your resume and networking/
                         interviewing phases.
                         Valuable networking opportunities and tips on how to uncover influential contacts
                         you may otherwise overlook.
                         Ideas on the kinds of opportunities that may be suitable for your personality and
                         skill set (based on a pre-seminar "Myers-Briggs" survey).
                         Thoughts on "ideal" work you might like to pursue and possible solutions to any
                         obstacles that might stand in your way.
                         A preliminary action plan that gets you moving in a positive direction.



                     To learn more about Women@Work and the Opportunity Knocks! seminars,
                                       visit www.womenatworknetwork.com.




                                       Let the Women@Work
                                        Network help you.

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                                                          Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for a class?
1. Fill out the registration form on the inside back cover.
2. Determine your method of payment. Reminder: payment must accompany registration.
   If you are paying by check or money order, you must mail your registration to:
   Wilton Continuing Education, P.O. Box 277, Wilton, CT 06897.
   If you are paying by MASTERCARD or VISA, you may register by mail, phone or fax.
     Register by Phone                          Register by Fax                         Register by Mail
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   Call (203) 834-7694                         Call (203) 834-7697                Wilton, CT 06897

Can anyone take courses through Wilton Continuing Education?
Everyone (18 years and older) is welcome to enroll in Wilton Continuing Education classes. Students must be over 21 years
of age to enroll in some courses under the heading, “Cuisine & Spirits.” No children are allowed in classes with adults.

How do I know that I am enrolled in a class?
When your registration is received you will be enrolled in the course. You will be notified only if a course is cancelled or
oversubscribed. Please do not call Wilton Continuing Education to confirm your enrollment. If you wish to have your regis-
tration confirmed, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Wilton Continuing Education, P.O. Box 277, Wilton, CT
06897.

Are there any days this semester when Wilton Continuing Education classes won’t be held?
NO CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: Mondays, October 2 and October 9; Tuesday, Novem-
ber 7; Wednesday & Thursday, November 22 & 23.
NO CLASSES AT MIDDLEBROOK SCHOOL ONLY ON: Tuesday, September 19; Thursday, September 21 and Wednes-
day, September 27.

I do not live in Wilton, can I still register? Do I have to pay more?
A $10 non-resident registration fee is charged for one and two session courses; $15 for courses with more sessions. (See
course descriptions.)

I am a Senior Citizen, is there a discount?
If you are 62 years or older and a resident of Wilton, you may take two courses (except computer, off-site classes/trips/tours,
Donna Dewberry art classes, and golf lessons) free of charge on a space available basis. All other fees apply. To find out if
space is available, please call to inquire on the Tuesday of the week before the class is set to begin. See IMPORTANT
INFORMATION on inside front cover for details. There are NO discounts given to senior citizens of other communities.

Where is my class located?
The majority of classes are held at Middlebrook School. Some classes are held at Wilton High School, Miller/Driscoll Schools, and
Cider Mill School (addresses for each school and a map are located in this brochure on page 36). The location of each class is
indicated in the course description. If your class is held at Middlebrook School, room numbers will be posted near the auditorium
entrance and a site coordinator will be on location to direct you to your class. If your class is not held at Middlebrook, the location
and the room will be indicated in the course description or on the door at the entrance to the school. Parking at WHS is at a premium
during school hours; please be prepared to walk a distance to the school and allow sufficient time before class. Parking may be
available in the area in front of the Clune Center for the Arts, as well.

What if I want to withdraw from a class after it has started?
Please see inside front cover of this brochure for our withdrawal policy. Be aware that no refunds/credits are issued for single
session classes.

Can I get a refund?
Please see the inside front cover of this brochure for our refund policy.
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                                                     REMINDER
 ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT MIDDLEBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
 IN THE CLASS DESCRIPTION!
                                                    MINIMUM AGE
 The Wilton Continuing Education Program is for adults over eighteen years of age, unless the coordinator
 has granted special permission; 21 years of age to enroll in some classes under the “Cuisine & Spirits”
 heading. Students attending classes are NOT permitted to bring children to class with them.
                                           LOCATION ADDRESSES
 Wilton High School        Middlebrook School        Cider Mill School        Miller School         Driscoll School
 395 Danbury Rd.           131 School Rd.            240 School Rd.           217 Wolfpit Rd.       336 Belden Hill Rd.




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                             *Auditorium Entrance




SNOWDAYS....
If Wilton Public Schools are closed for inclement weather, then Wilton Continuing Education courses are automatically
canceled. Listen to local radio/TV stations to find out about school closings. Some of the radio/TV stations are:
   • Star 99.9 (WEZN) – FM 99.9
   • WEBE/WICC – FM 108/AM 600
   • Channel 12/Cablevision
   • WLAD/WREF – AM 80/AM 850
   • WNLK/WEFX/WSTC/WKHL – FM 95.9/AM 1350/AM 1400/FM 96.7
   • www.ctweather.com
If Wilton Public Schools have a delayed opening, Wilton Continuing Education courses will be held. If inclement
weather starts in the late afternoon and you are uncertain whether classes will be held, check the above media for up-to-
date information. Canceled classes will be rescheduled according to student/teacher availability.

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