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                                             Winter | Spring 2011

 Register online at wiltoncontinuinged.org
Wilton Continuing Education: Winter | Spring 2011 Courses
Wilton Continuing Education Office: Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 Room #3 (next to the Message Center)
Telephone: 203.834.7694 | Web site: www.wiltoncontinuinged.org | Fax: 203.834.7697


       Welcome to the Winter/Spring 2011 Wilton Continuing Education catalog of classes.
          Take a class this semester and experience the joy of people teaching people.
                                                            - Dolores Tufariello

   Wilton Continuing                                                 Important Information
       Education
      Dolores Tufariello         REGISTRATION: Register online at www.wiltoncontinuinged.org
        Coordinator              Register by phone - (203) 834-7694 - Monday-Friday — 8:30am-4:00pm
                                 Register by mail or fax using the registration form found on the inside back cover of our brochure.
       Emily Dowden,             A registration fee of $10 is payable once per semester; $5 for Wilton seniors.
      Susan Ahlstrom             Payment in the form of a check/money order or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) must accompany registration.
      Assistants to the          Registration fees are non-refundable unless WCE cancels class.
        Coordinator              CONFIRMATION: If you register online, you will automatically receive an online confirmation providing the
                                 course is open and there is room in the class. If you register by mail or phone, you will be notified only if a
  Board of Education             course is canceled or oversubscribed. Class locations and room numbers will be e-mailed to students two
      Members                    days prior to the start of class.
         Karen Birck             AGE REQUIREMENTS: The Wilton Continuing Education Program welcomes all adults, eighteen years of
        Gilmore Bray             age and older, to our program. You do not have to be a resident of Wilton. The Coordinator must grant spe-
                                 cial permission for those under the age of 18 to take a class. Students must be over 21 years of age to
       Richard Dubow
                                 enroll in some classes under the “Cuisine & Spirits” heading. Students attending classes are NOT permitted
         Bruce Likly             to bring children to class with them except to the Parent/Child classes.
       Barbara Myers             LOCATION: All classes will meet at Middlebrook Middle School, 131 School Road, unless otherwise
         James Saxe              stated in the class description (see map on page 1). Please park in the large parking area and enter
                                 the school on the west side of the building known as the back canopy entrance (look for the
     Superintendent              Wilton Continuing Education sign at the parking lot entrance). Do not park or enter the school through
       of Schools                the front doors (main entrance). Classroom locations will be posted inside the back entrance. Room numbers
                                 will be e-mailed to students two days prior to the start of class.
    Dr. Gary G. Richards
                                 Please note: Parking at Wilton High School is at a premium during school hours; please be prepared
                                 to walk a distance to the school and allow sufficient time before class.
   The Wilton Continuing         REFUND POLICY: If a student withdraws more than one week before the course start date, s/he
     Education Program
                                 will be given a refund less a $20 withdrawal fee per class. If a student withdraws less than one
  does not discriminate in
                                 week before the course start date, s/he will be given a program credit less a $20 withdrawal fee
      employment or in
  educational opportunities      per class. Please allow four to six weeks for refunds to be processed. If a student withdraws after a
     on the basis of sex,        class has begun but is still in session, then that student is entitled to a pro-rated WCE program credit
    handicap, race, color,       (based on the number of classes held when the student informs WCE of withdrawal from class) less a
   creed, religion, national     $20 withdrawal fee. Withdrawals and changes must be made in writing. Please note: no refunds for
     origin, ancestry, or        single session classes; you will receive a credit only. Material/food fees are not refundable.
        marital status.          INCLEMENT WEATHER/EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION:
                                 If Wilton Public Schools are closed for inclement weather or an emergency, Wilton Continuing Education
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                                 If Wilton Public Schools have delayed opening, Wilton Continuing Education courses will be held. If
                                 If WiltonPublic Schools have a a delayed opening, Wilton Continuing Education courses will be
                                 inclement weather starts in late afternoon and you are uncertain whether classes whether classes will
                                 held. If inclement weather starts in late afternoon and you are uncertain will be held, check your
         Latex                   e-mail for a detailed message from our office. Canceled classes will be rescheduled according to
                                 be held, check your e-mail for a detailed message from our office. Canceled classes will be
                                 rescheduled according to student/teacher availability.
                                 student/teacher availability.

Please help us protect our       DISABLED ACCESS: is available at all Wilton Public Schools.
students with allergies. NO      WILTON SENIOR CITIZENS: A Wilton senior citizen, 62 years or older, may take two courses free of
latex gloves or latex balloons   charge* (except computer, off-site classes, Ed2Go, Weight Loss/Nutrition, and golf lessons) on a space
are permitted in any Wilton      available basis. *Wilton senior citizens pay a discounted registration fee of $5 per semester. All
Public School. Please call us    supply/materials fees apply; if included in class fee, please pay upon registering. To find out if space is available
at 203.834.7694 if you have      and to register, please call on Friday, the week before class begins. For example, if class begins on Thursday,
any questions.                   February 24, call our office on Friday, February 18. We will check space availability for you at that time.
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                                                                                                                                                                               Contents & Information
        Winter | Spring 2011 Calendar                                                           Table of Contents
                                                                                                Table of Contents
            JAN UARY                               F E B R UARY
S      M     T W T F                S       S     M T W T F                    S    College Planning                                              2
                                     1                 1  2  3 4                5
 2      3     4    5     6    7      8      6      7   8 9 10 11               12   Computers                                                     3
 9     10    11   12    13   14     15     13     14 15 16 17 18               19
16     17    18   19    20   21     22     20     21 22 23 24 25               26   Cuisine & Spirits                                         11
23     24
30     31    25   26    27   28     29     27     28
                                                                                    Dance                                                     13
            MARCH                                        APRIL
S      M    T W T            F      S       S     M      T W T            F    S    Digital Photography                                       14
             1  2  3          4      5                                     1    2
 6      7    8 9 10          11     12      3      4     5      6     7    8   9    Finance, Business & Careers                               15
13     14   15 16 17         18     19     10     11    12     13    14   15   16
20     21   22 23 24         25     26     17     18    19     20    21   22   23   Fine & Performing Arts                                    18
27     28   29 30 31                       24     25    26     27    28   29   30
                                                                                    Hobbies & Crafts                                          19
                 M AY                                    JUNE
S      M      T W T          F      S       S     M     T W T             F    S    Home & Garden                                             20
 1      2      3 4    5       6      7                      1  2           3    4
 8      9     10 11 12       13     14      5      6     7  8 9           10   11   Languages                                                 21
15     16     17 18 19       20     21     12     13    14 15 16          17   18
22     23    124 25 26       27     28     19     20    21 22 23          24   25   Parent & Child                                            23
29     30     31                           26     27    28 29 30
                                                                                    Sports, Fitness & Recreation                              24
                   = Wilton Continuing Ed classes will not be held
                                                                                    Wellness & Personal Growth                                26
             Registration begins January 5
                                                                                    Registration Form                                     inside
 Classes begin the week of February 7*                                                                                                back cover
                   *SAT Prep begins January 9
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                       Classes end June 30
            Instructors will present individual class                                         Field House
                 schedules at their first session
     Wilton Continuing Education classes will not be held                                                                           Board of Ed
                                                                                    Wilton High School
              on: 1/17 • 1/31 • 2/21- 25 • 3/21                                                                                     Building
                       4/18 - 22 • 5/30
                                                                                                                                 Catalpa Road
                                                                                                                     Lilly Way
                                                                                                              Kristine




                                                                                        Cider Mill                                School Road


                                                                                                                                                      Route 7 | Danbury Road
                                                                                          School
                                                        entrance

                                                                     ➤               Comstock
                                                                                    Community
                                                                                       Center

                                                                                    ➤
 Miller-Driscoll School: 336 Belden Hill Road
                                                                                               Middlebrook School
                 South Entrance

                                                                                        ➤                                        Wolfpit Road
                                                                                                                                 North Side
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                                                                                                                         Miller-Driscoll School

                                              ➤                                                       Miller-Driscoll School
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                               entrance                                             North                   South Side

       Miller-Driscoll School: 217 Wolfpit Road
                    North Entrance
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College Planning   College Planning

                   SUNDAY SAT PREP: Preparation for the May & June 2011 SAT Reasoning Test
                   Looking to help your student better prepare for the May and June 2011 SAT Reasoning Test? Wilton High School
                   teachers, Stephen Bell and Michelle Cota, are offering a Winter/Spring SAT Prep course at Trackside in Wilton.
                     The program analyzes the SAT format, its sections and the types of questions on the test. Students will practice on
                   actual College Board sections of the SATs from earlier years. The teachers will emphasize strategies, skills, and tips
                   while making the program fun.
                     Students can select the subjects they would like to take: Critical Reading, Math and/or Writing. Each subject will be
                   covered in four sessions. Students may take one, two or all three courses. Stephen and Michelle are experienced high
                   school teachers who have provided SAT instruction since 1999.
                   Classes are held at Trackside from 3:30 – 6:00 pm.

                   Schedule:
                   Critical Reading                  Writing                            Math
                   Sunday, January 9                 Sunday, February 13                Sunday, March 27
                   Sunday, January 23                Sunday, March 6                    Sunday, April 3
                   Monday, January 31 (Holiday)      Sunday, March 13                   Sunday, April10
                   Sunday, February 6                Monday, March 21 (Holiday)         Sunday, May 1

                   Review sessions will be held on Fridays, May 6 and June 3 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at Wilton High School, Room 233,
                   on the days prior to the May and June test administrations. All students will be invited to attend a relaxed (cramming
                   doesn't help!) review of their learning over the previous months.
                   Resident/Non-resident: $225 each course, $600 all three courses

                   REVOLUTION PREP SAT REVIEW COURSE
                   Prepare for the May/June SAT – 12-session SAT Classroom Course
                   12 Sessions         Saturdays & Tuesdays, March 19 – May 3
                                       Saturday Start time: 9:00am      Tuesday Start time: 6:00pm
                   Revolution Prep teaches strategies that guarantee to improve your score by at least 200 points. All students are
                   required to enroll through Revolution Prep's Web site. Visit www.revolutionprep.com or call 877.738.7737 for more
                   information and to register.
                   Resident: $499 Non-resident: $499                                 Wilton High School

                   REVOLUTION PREP ACT REVIEW COURSE
                   Prepare for the April ACT – 11-session ACT Classroom Course
                   11 Sessions        Saturdays & Tuesdays, February 26 – April 2
                                      Saturday Start time: 9:00am          Tuesday Start time: 6:00pm
                   Revolution Prep teaches strategies that guarantee to improve your score, improve your overall test taking strategies
                   and reduce test taking anxiety. All students are required to enroll through Revolution Prep's Web site. Visit www.revo-
                   lutionprep.com or call 877.738.7737 for more information and to register.
                   Resident: $499 Non-resident: $499                                     Wilton High School

                   VALUABLE SECRETS & TIPS ABOUT THE COLLEGE PROCESS
                   1 Session           Thursday, March 3                                 7:00-9:00pm
                   Come with or without your student to learn valuable secrets and tips to help you better understand the college process
                   and minimize costs for one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make! Learn how to save money and reduce
                   the stress we often feel during the college search process. Educational consultant Sheryl Santiago, owner of College
                   Assistance Plus of Fairfield County, will share the hard facts that colleges don’t advertise about ever-increasing tuition
                   prices, transfer and retention rates and other eye opening statistics. Get tips about how to make your student most
                   attractive to schools, how to maximize tools available through your high school (Naviance) and most importantly, pay
                   less for college! Sheryl is a long-time member of both the Fairfield Board of Education's Citizens' Family Life advisory
                   committee and Merkaz, an extracurricular enrichment program serving over 200 area high school students.
                   Resident: $15       Non-resident: $25                                 Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance




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Computers




                                                                                                                                           Computers
                             Did you know
              PRIVATE LESSONS are available for individuals
               or companies for both the PC and the Mac?
                              Call 203.834.7694 for further information
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
Pam Barnet is the lead architect, developer and trainer for Barnet Associates LLC’s technical and client delivery solutions.
She has developed training programs for the classroom and the Web and has written numerous software user manuals.
Pam has been a classroom instructor for corporations and individuals since 1997 and has taught in many different venues
throughout the U.S. as well as online in the effective use of high technology software products and presentation skills.
Pam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Colorado State University.
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. 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.
Susan Dighton has extensive experience in the areas of technology, business, and education. She has owned and
operated several small businesses, including a mall based franchise retail outlet. Susan also has an education degree.
She currently provides Web site consulting services to start-up and expanding businesses and consults and trains personnel
in school districts around Fairfield County.

                   A Guide to Computer Classes for the PC & Mac
               Jumpstart Your Job Skills: Take Essential Computer Skills For Today's Office: Microsoft Office
       If you need:                                                                Take:
       Typing Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Keyboarding
       Basic Computer Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Internet Fundamentals, File Management,
                                                                                   Windows Fundamentals
       Basic Mac Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Macintosh Overview, Mac Basics, iPad Overview, iPad Part 2
       Office Computer Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Essential Computer Skills For Today's Office
       If you have:                                                                Take:
       A Smartphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blackberry Bootcamp
       An iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iPhone Overview
       A Droid® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Droid®: In Detail
       If you want to learn:                                                       Take:
       E-mail, Contacts/Calendar Management . . . .Outlook, Internet Fundamentals, Blackberry Bootcamp,
                                                                                   Droid: In Detail, iPhone Overview, Google Tools
       Google Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gear Up With Free Google Tools,
       Word Processing Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Word Level 1/Level 2
       Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PowerPoint
       Spreadsheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Excel/Advanced Excel & Macros
       Budgeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .QuickBooks
       Relational Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Access
       Social Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blogging, Facebook & Twitter, Social Networking And
                                                                                   Your Business
       Online Business Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blogging, Link Up with LinkedIn®, Social Networking And
                                                                                   Your Business
       Design A Web Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Web Site in a Night, Adobe Dreamweaver & Flash
       Create Brochures/Newsletters . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher
       Internet Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cyber Safety: Guiding Young Children and Teens
       Digital Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Understanding & Using A Digital Camera, How To Use
                                                                                   Your Digital SLR Camera, iPhoto Overview, Basic
                                                                                   Photoshop, Portraiture
       If you want to update:                                                      Take:
       Your Business Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cloud Computing, Link Up with LinkedIn®,
                                                                                   Salesforce.com Strategies, Social Networking And Your
                                                                                   Business, QuickBooks, Web Site In A Night
       A Word on Prerequisites: WINDOWS FUNDAMENTALS is a prerequisite for most computer offerings.
       It is essential, and assumed by our instructors, that students meet the prerequisites for courses, so they will
       not fall behind or slow down other students.

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Computers                Microsoft Office 2007 Classes*
                         Our office application classes are now taught using Microsoft Office 2007, 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 connected, and get professional results with ease.
                         *Please note: These classes are NOT appropriate for people using Office 2003 or earlier versions of Microsoft
                         Office; please call to arrange private lessons if using versions earlier than 2007.



                   !   ESSENTIAL COMPUTER SKILLS FOR TODAY’S WORKPLACE: Microsoft Workshop
                       4 Sessions          A. Mondays & Wednesdays, February 28, March 2, 7 & 9                7:00-9:30pm
                                           B. Monday–Thursday, March 14-17                                     9:00-11:30am
                                           C. Thursday & Friday, Monday & Tuesday, April 7, 8, 11 & 12         9:00-11:30am
                                           D. Monday–Thursday, June 6-9                                        9:00-11:30am
                       This is a hands-on overview course, focusing on the 4 most important computer skills for the workplace: Word, Excel,
                       Outlook and Windows File Management. We spend one morning/evening on each of these topics, 2.5 hours of orien-
                       tation and basics in each area to get you going. If you worry that your computer skills are outdated or hesitate to rep-
                       resent to prospective employers that you are competent in these essential skills, this is the course to overcome that
                       obstacle. After investing 10 hours in training, you should achieve a good working knowledge of the basics. Later on
                       you can expand that foundation with a full curriculum of Word, Excel, or Outlook, but this course is a quick and easy
                       way to jumpstart your job skills to expand your prospects. Taught by Debbie Chavez and Pam Barnet.
                       Resident: $250 Non-resident: $265                                                       Wilton High School – Room 6


                   !   INTERNET FUNDAMENTALS
                       2 Sessions          A. Thursday & Friday, February 10 & 11                               9:00-11:30am
                                           B. Tuesday & Wednesday, April 5 & 6                                  9:00-11:30am
                                           C. Monday & Tuesday, June 27 & 28                                    9:00-11:30am
                       E-mail and surfing the Web simplified: this course lays the groundwork for understanding communication, commerce
                       and information via high-speed internet connections. We begin by clarifying terminology: ISP, URL, modem, wi-fi, broad-
                       band, DSL, web browser, search engine, HTML, hyperlinks and “the cloud”. With this basic understanding of how the
                       pieces fit together, we will talk about security and privacy issues, virus checkers, firewalls and spam filters. We will
                       examine social networking with Facebook and Twitter, and discuss buying or selling on the Internet. We’ll explore dif-
                       ferent choices for managing e-mail with your desktop, laptop, netbook or smart phone. As more people depend upon
                       the Internet for communication and interaction with the world, this course helps you keep up and stay connected.
                       Resident: $150 Non-resident: $160                                                        Wilton High School – Room 6

                       WINDOWS FUNDAMENTALS: Microsoft
                       WINDOWS is a prerequisite for most computer offerings.
                       2 Sessions            A. Monday & Tuesday, February 7 & 8                                 9:00-11:30am
                                             B. Monday & Wednesday, February 7 & 9                               7:00-9:30pm
                                             C. Thursday & Friday, March 31 & April 1                            9:00-11:30am
                                             D. Monday & Tuesday, May 16 & 17                                    9:00-11:30am
                                             E. Wednesday & Thursday, June 29 & 30                               9:00-11:30am
                       If you have a PC, you have Microsoft Windows Operating System controlling your computer’s operation. It coordinates
                       all activities and resources on your computer. If you understand the basics of the services your operating system offers,
                       you will be able to more easily solve problems and customize your working environment to suit your specific preferences.
                       This class explains the basic architecture and terminology of the computer, defines the mysterious acronyms and
                       reviews the flow of work between the components hiding under the covers of your computer case. As we demystify
                       the terminology, you will begin to feel empowered with new vocabulary and form a framework of understanding about
                       technology. We will explore each item on the start menu and the desktop, learn how to create shortcuts and change
                       wallpaper, become familiar with the control panel, and work with Windows Explorer to understand and navigate within
                       the hierarchical file structure. We will introduce the techniques of managing your documents, pictures and music files

            !          as you learn to create folders, organize, backup, rename and delete files. We will talk about initiating hard disk main-
                       tenance routines to keep your computer running smoothly, and steps you can take to recover from minor problems or
        means          major disasters on your computer. To reinforce and practice these important skills, we recommend the File
       we think        Management class to follow this one. Taught by Debbie Chavez and Pam Barnet.
       this is a       Resident: $150 Non-resident: $160                                                         Wilton High School – Room 6
         really
        unique
         class



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ACCESS DATABASE: Introduction




                                                                                                                                 Computers
Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Fundamentals or equivalent.
3 Sessions           Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, May 2, 4 & 5 7:00-9:30pm
Access is Microsoft’s sophisticated relational database program. Learn how to create and use a database. We will create
tables, enter data into the tables, and then create queries, forms, and reports based on the data. Taught by Pam Barnet.
Resident: $200 Non-resident: $215                                     Wilton High School – Room 6

ADOBE DREAMWEAVER
Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows Fundamentals or equivalent, general Web and Internet knowledge, experience
with graphics.
In this course, students will learn basic concepts about the Internet & the world-wide-Web, how to publish a site, nav-
igate 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 software program. Taught by Pam Barnet.
Private classes available; please call our office.                   Wilton High School – Room 6

ADOBE FLASH & ADOBE FIREWORKS
Private classes available; please call our office to schedule.         Wilton High School – Room 6

BLACKBERRY® BOOTCAMP
1 Session          A. Thursday, February 10                        12:30-3:00pm
                   B. Monday, April 25                             7:00-9:30pm
So you have this cool smartphone, but there are too many features to spend time learning about! Attend this one after-
noon/evening session and learn shortcuts and tips on how best to use email, SMS text and MMS messages, address
book, Web browsing, phone, calendar, camera, GPS and more! Taught by Pam Barnet.
Resident: $65      Non-resident: $75                               Wilton High School – Room 6

BLOGGING 101
Pre-requisite: Microsoft Word or equivalent and Internet basics.
3 Sessions            Tuesdays & Thursday, March 8, 10 & 15            7:00-9:30pm
A blog is a powerful tool for promoting a cause or communicating ideas. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a concerned
citizen, or looking to collaborate on a project or event, a Web blog is the way to go! Anyone with a little computer expe-
rience and familiarity with the Internet can use available blogging tools to share ideas and resources with others. We
will address different ways to use blogs, learn ways to generate interest in your blog, how to effectively organize your
information and explore various online blogging tools. Taught by Susan Dighton.
Resident: $200 Non-resident: $215                                      Wilton High School – Room 6

CLOUD COMPUTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1 Session          Wednesday, May 11                                   7:00-9:30pm
So what is the craze about Cloud Computing? If you are a business owner or want to learn about inexpensive and effi-
cient ways to run a business, this is the class for you! We’ll explore the possibilities of utilizing the Cloud for voicemail,
fax, customer service, IT hardware outsourcing/hosting and best of all, Salesforce.com. Salesforce.com has been the
leader in cloud computing. Its capabilities for businesses, large and small, have been growing exponentially. Learn how
to simplify and centralize your business processes all while improving your bottom line! Taught by Pam Barnet.
Resident: $65      Non-resident: $75                                   Wilton High School – Room 6

CYBER SAFETY: Guiding Young Children and Teens
1 Session            Tuesday, May 24                                 7:00-9:30pm
Parenting our children in the cyber age requires adults to fully understand the inherent risks in Internet use, as well as
continually evaluate our own level of technical prowess, compared to our kids. Whether it’s your child’s laptop, smart-
phone, Xbox, iTouch or iPad that provides them open access to the World Wide Web, you will want to be ahead of their
game in order to provide them with safety guidelines and rules of appropriate social behavior in the use of these tools.
This class will provide parents with an overview of tools and strategies for addressing children's use of popular social
networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Other topics will include cyber-bullying, on-line predators,
"sexting" and 24/7 cell phones. Taught by Susan Dighton and based on resource material from Regional ICAC Task
Force Agency.
Resident: $15        Non-resident: $25                               Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance




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Computers   DROID®: In Detail
            1 Session              A. Thursday, March 3                            12:30-3:00pm
                                   B. Wednesday, April 27                          7:00-9:30pm
            If you are one of the lucky new Droid® owners and are interested in learning more about its cool features and func-
            tionality, this is the class for you! Attend this one afternoon/evening session and learn shortcuts and tips on how best
            to use the Droid® Market, email, SMS text, MMS messages, contacts, Web browsing, phone, calendar, camera, GPS
            and more! Bring your Droid® phone or any phone with the Android interface. Taught by Pam Barnet.
            Resident: $55          Non-resident: $65                               Wilton High School – Room 6

            EXCEL: SPREADSHEETS: Introduction
            3 Sessions         A. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, February 28, March 1 & 2            9:00-11:30am
                               B. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, April 27, 28 & 29                  9:00-11:30am
                               C. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, May 16, 18 & 19                    7:00-9:30pm
                               D. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, June 13, 14 & 15                    9:00-11:30am
            Learn the basics of this multi-faceted spreadsheet program. Create a worksheet, enter and revise data, and practice the
            most efficient techniques for navigating through worksheets. Learn auto-sum and enter mathematical formulas. Copy
            formulas using relative and absolute cell references. Moving and copying data, formatting, and printing are thoroughly
            covered. An introduction to multi-sheet workbooks concludes this course. Taught by Debbie Chavez, and Pam Barnet.
            Resident: $200 Non-resident: $215                                  Wilton High School – Room 6

            EXCEL: Advanced Spreadsheet Functions & Macros
            Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent.
            2 Sessions             Monday & Wednesday, March 28 & 30              7:00-9:30pm
            Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to customize toolbars, create styles and templates,
            create decision-making functions, analyze worksheet data by creating pivot tables and compare and contrast workbook
            files and file links. Learn to outline and consolidate worksheets, analyze data using the Scenario Manager, display and
            protect worksheet data by locking cells, record and modify macros using Visual Basic Editor and create and work with
            interactive Web documents. Taught by Pam Barnet.
            Resident: $150 Non-resident: $160                                     Wilton High School – Room 6

            EXCEL MACROS ONLY
            1 Session          Thursday, March 31                               7:00-9:30pm
            Resident: $75      Non-resident: $85                                Wilton High School – Room 6

            FACEBOOK, TWITTER & THE SOCIAL NET OVERVIEW:
            Uses, Possibilities, Potential Pitfalls
            1 Session            A. Monday, March 28                            9:00-11:30am
                                 B. Tuesday, May 10                             9:00-11:30am
                                 C. Friday, June 10                             9:00-11:30am
            Find out the buzz about this social networking craze and a site called Facebook. Learn why your kids, teens, parents,
            grandparents, and businesses use it, and how. Facebook is a free-access social networking Web site where users can
            join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact. Members can create a person-
            al profile, add friends, send them messages and notify others about themselves. Discussion of the “Social Net” and
            other apps such as Twitter will be included. Taught by Debbie Chavez.
            Resident: $55        Non-resident: $65                              Wilton High School – Room 6




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FILE MANAGEMENT: Organization, Backup & Preventative Maintenance




                                                                                                                            Computers
Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Fundamentals.
1 Session            A. Wednesday, February 9                         9:00-11:30am
                     B. Monday, April 4                               9:00-11:30am
                     C. Monday, May 9                                 7:00-9:30pm
                     D. Wednesday, May 18                             9:00-11:30am
This course is a follow-up to the Windows Fundamentals class. Managing your hard drive and important document files
is essential for secure and efficient work. Backing up your files is worth the trouble and beats the pain you would feel
if you lost them. Most of us learn this lesson the hard way! Organizing files is just as important. Creating sub-folders
or sub-directories to keep your documents, photos, and audio/video files organized is easier than sorting laundry, but
it takes some practice to get the hang of it. Performing standard maintenance routines to keep your hard disk running
smoothly, and clearing off unwanted files and programs will keep your computer humming along for a long time.
Keeping your operating system up-to-date will help avoid problems, security vulnerabilities and a crisis. Be in control
of your computer and have the knowledge and tools to recover from problems calmly and competently. Taught by
Debbie Chavez and Pam Barnet.
Resident: $65        Non-resident: $75                                Wilton High School – Room 6

GEAR UP WITH FREE GOOGLE TOOLS!
1 Session         Monday, May 23                                 7:00-9:30pm
Google has become a household name and there are many tools you can use for free! Sign up for this one-session class
to learn about GMail, Google Maps, Google Earth, 3D Design Using Google SketchUp and more! Taught by Pam Barnet.
Resident: $55     Non-resident: $65                              Wilton High School – Room 6

KEYBOARDING SKILLS: Touch Typing
A Lunch-Hour Enrichment Class.
5 Sessions          A. Monday–Friday, February 28, March 1-4          12:00-1:00pm
                    B. Monday–Friday, April 25-29                     12:00-1:00pm
                    C. Monday–Friday, June 6-10                       12:00-1:00pm
Typing has become as fundamental as reading and writing in today’s environment. If you never took touch-typing, here
is your chance to acquire this essential skill. With the foundation laid in this one-week class, you’ll learn proper hand
position and location of all keys without looking, and develop the muscle memory that will ensure good habits. Every
time you send an e-mail or write a letter on the computer, you will increase your speed and accuracy. It’s a skill you’ll
need to learn only once! Taught by Debbie Chavez.
Resident: $100 Non-resident: $115                                     Wilton High School – Room 6

LINK UP WITH LINKEDIN®
1 Session           Wednesday, April 6                             7:00-9:30pm
What is LinkedIn® and how can you use it to further your job search? Setup your own LinkedIn® account and explore,
find and establish connections, group memberships and learn effective strategies for your job search!
Resident: $65       Non-resident: $75                              Wilton High School – Room 6


                       Our popular DAYTIME computer classes are limited to 6 students.
      Each student will have a computer to use. Instruction in this small setting is attentive to the individual.
    Note: If your class is at Wilton High School, parking is at a premium; please be prepared to walk a distance.
                       Leave sufficient time before class. Additional parking is available in the
                                         Clune Center for the Arts parking lot.

OUTLOOK 2007
2 Sessions          A. Tuesday & Wednesday, March 29 & 30             9:00-11:30am
                    B. Wednesday & Thursday, April 6 & 7              12:30-3:00pm
                    C. Wednesday & Thursday, May 11 & 12              9:00-11:30am
                    D. Thursday & Friday, June 16 & 17                9:00-11:30am
Using Outlook 2007 software, you will learn to communicate by e-mail. Upon completion of this course, students will
be able to create and receive e-mail messages, use the address book, add attachments, organize the inbox, customize
message fonts, view and organize your messages. Students will learn to organize and work with contacts, search and
display information quickly, create distribution lists, manage appointments and the calendar, use tasks, archive, import
and export files. Taught by Debbie Chavez and Pam Barnet.
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $160                                     Wilton High School – Room 6


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Computers   POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS: Introduction
            Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Fundamentals or basic knowledge.
            2 Sessions           A. Thursday & Friday, March 3 & 4               9:00-11:30am
                                 B. Monday & Tuesday, April 25 & 26              9:00-11:30am
                                 C. Thursday & Friday, May 26 & 27               9:00-11:30am
            PowerPoint is a program used to create presentations that illustrate concepts with slides. The presentation can be
            delivered to an audience via computer screen, overhead projector, the Internet, or printed handouts. It is easy to learn
            and really fun to play with as you get creative with backgrounds, graphics and animations. In this introductory class, you
            will create your own presentations working with text, graphs, organization charts, clip art, animations, and transition
            effects. You will create outlines, printed handouts, and speaker notes, and practice delivering your presentation to the
            rest of the class. Taught by Debbie Chavez.
            Resident: $150 Non-resident: $160                                    Wilton High School – Room 6

            PUBLISHER: Introduction
            Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Fundamentals or basic knowledge.
            2 Sessions          Friday & Tuesday, March 18 & 22                   9:00-11:30am
            This user-friendly desktop publishing package helps you create highly effective publications for businesses, volunteer
            services, or personal use. Use Publisher’s wizards, templates, and clip art to design newsletters, flyers and brochures.
            Create your own personalized logo, print your own business cards, 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 project in mind? Bring it to class and develop it with help from the class! Taught by Debbie Chavez.
            Resident: $150 Non-resident: $160                                     Wilton High School – Room 6

            GET GOING WITH QUICKBOOKS
            3 Sessions           A. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, February 15, 16 & 17                 7:00-9:30pm
                                 B. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 25, 27 & 28                     12:30-3:00pm
            Expand your efficiency or learn how to get your business started with QuickBooks! QuickBooks is designed for small
            to medium sized businesses and is jam-packed with features to help you track your business’ finances and save valu-
            able time! This program makes it easy for you to set-up a chart of accounts, reconcile your checking account, create
            and print invoices, track receivables, pay bills, track inventory and connect with your bank online. At the end of this
            course, you will be familiar with company setup, lists, products and inventory, invoicing, accounts receivable, paying bills,
            online banking, sharing files with an accountant and running reports. This is a hands-on interactive course so bring your
            questions and ideas. The course is limited to 6 students which provides valuable interaction with the instructor as well
            as others in the class. Come to learn for the first time or to increase your proficiency and save time! Take this class
            and ready yourself and your business for tax season. Taught by Pam Barnet.
            Resident: $200 Non-resident: $215                                      Wilton High School – Room 6

            SALESFORCE.COM STRATEGIES
            Cloud computing is the next big thing. If you are just curious, or thinking of transitioning your organization to Salesforce,
            or if you have already implemented Salesforce.com, sign up to optimize your investment. Learn strategies to make every
            employee more productive, help sales reps close more business, increase your marketing power and customer service
            and significantly decrease your IT expenditures.
            Private classes available; please call our office to schedule.          Wilton High School – Room 6

            SOCIAL NETWORKING AND YOUR BUSINESS
            1 Session          Thursday, May 26                                7:00-9:30pm
            Stay ahead of the business crowd using social networking applications like Facebook, LinkedIn® and Twitter. Maximize
            your business exposure and network, network, network!!! Taught by Pam Barnet.
            Resident: $55      Non-resident: $65                               Wilton High School – Room 6




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WEB SITE IN A NIGHT




                                                                                                                             Computers
Prerequisite: General working knowledge of computers and moderate or better proficiency in navigating the Internet.
1 Session           A. Monday, April 4                              7:00-9:30pm
                    B. Thursday, May 12                             12:30-3:00pm
Have you ever thought about creating your own Web site but weren’t sure how to get started? Sign up now to build
your site in one night! You will create your very own Web site of up to 5 pages with Google Sites and be able to edit
your content anytime, 24/7, after our class! Bring to class:
  1. The names of up to 5 pages you want to create such as “About Us”, “Our Products”, “Photo Gallery”, etc.
  2. A flash disk with any of your own content you’d like to include such as images, a logo, and text.
  3. OPTIONAL: A domain name in mind or already purchased (you can check if your domain is available at
      www.GoDaddy.com). Taught by Pam Barnet.
Resident: $100 Non-resident: $110                                   Wilton High School – Room 6

WORD I: Creating Documents
Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows Fundamentals or basic knowledge.
3 Sessions          A. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, February 14, 15 & 16                  9:00-11:30am
                    B. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, April 13, 14 & 15                    9:00-11:30am
                    C. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, May 23, 24 & 25                       9:00-11:30am
                    D. Evening private class available; please call office.
Create letters, memos, resumes, and other text documents with this powerful, yet easy-to-learn word processing pro-
gram that sets the standard for all others. Learn to create, save, open, edit and print documents. Enhance documents
by varying font sizes, types, and applying bold, underline or italics. Become familiar with formatting commands by set-
ting margins, paper size, orientation, page numbers, indents, bulleted lists, tabs and tables. Use Word’s spell checker,
thesaurus, grammar checker and help function as well as the format painter, and auto features. Taught by Debbie
Chavez and Pam Barnet.
Resident: $200 Non-resident: $215                                       Wilton High School – Room 6

WORD II: Refined Document Formats
Prerequisite: Microsoft Word I or equivalent.
3 Sessions          A. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 23, 24 & 25                  9:00-11:30am
                    B. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 11, 13 & 14                  7:00-9:30pm
                    C. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 4, 5 & 6                       9:00-11:30am
Once you have mastered the basics of MS Word, you are ready to move on to refining your skills with tables, columns,
styles, macros and templates. You will practice creating a mail-merge document and a data file for mailing labels and
personalized letters. Learn to spruce up your documents with clip art and word art. We’ll also review tabs, auto-text and
auto-correct features. Learn how to customize the toolbars and create a simple Web page using one of the many Word
templates designed to help you make professional-looking documents. Taught by Debbie Chavez and Pam Barnet.
Resident: $200 Non-resident: $215                                   Wilton High School – Room 6


                                     Macintosh & Applications
           If you are new to the Mac or need to get a quick start or an overview of the popular
            and powerful programs for the Mac, we have the course for you! Donald Gambino,
                our instructor, is a computer artist, consultant, educator and private trainer.



    MACINTOSH OVERVIEW: For The New User
Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.
1 Session            A. Wednesday, February 9                         7:00-9:30 pm         Middlebrook School
                     B. Friday, February 11                           12:00-2:30pm         Wilton High School – Room 6
This demo and lecture class will get you familiar and comfortable with the Macintosh and its powerful and secure
Operating System and multitude of applications that are included free with your Mac OS. Learn how to set your Mac
to your liking, or set it up for multiple users. Discuss the Dock, Security, Screen savers and more. You will also receive
a brief introduction of the iApplications such as iMovie, iChat, iPhoto, iTunes, Mail, iSync and more, and how they inte-
grate with each other. (Students: bring three questions regarding the Macintosh or the OS X to class.)
Resident: $55        Non-resident: $65



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Computers              MAC BASICS: Laptop Learning
                   Prerequisite: Macintosh Overview class or equivalent and basic computer experience.
                   4 Sessions            Fridays, March 4, 18, 25 & April 1            12:00-2:30pm
                   Bring your Mac laptop with charged battery and power cable to class for this in-depth, special, hands-on 4-session
                   course. Learn the ins and outs of the powerful and mighty Macintosh: Mac OS X, Mail, Safari, FaceTime, iTunes, iPhoto,
                   iChat, iCal, iSync, iDisk, and much more! (Students: bring 5 written or typed questions to class.) Learn why it is fast
                   becoming America’s favorite technology.
                   Resident: $250 Non-resident: $265                                   Wilton High School – Room 6

                   iPAD OVERVIEW: Read It, Play It, Love It
                   Prerequisite: Bring your iPad or your interest in learning about it.
                   2 Sessions         Wednesdays, March 2 & 9                            12:00-2:30 pm
                   Are you one of the millions of lucky iPad owners, (or soon to be)? Then see the basics and learn to maximize your pro-
                   ductivity and fun with email, the Web, managing your calendars and address book contacts, reading books & maga-
                   zines, downloading & watching TV show apps, movies, news, listening to music, viewing & sharing your photos and so
                   much more! Downloading, buying, and organizing free & purchased iPad apps, music, ibooks, and movies via the iTunes
                   app will be reviewed. Plus, see many tips, tricks and other info that you won’t want to miss.
                   Resident: $150 Non-resident: $160                                     Wilton High School – Room 6

                   iPAD PART 2: Next Steps
                   Prerequisite: iPad Overview: Read It, Play It, Love It AND please bring your iPad to class.
                   2 Sessions            A. Wednesdays, March 23 & 30                       12:00-2:30 pm Wilton High School – Room 6
                                         B. Wednesdays, April 6 & 13                        7:00-9:30pm       Middlebrook School
                   This course continues where the “iPad Overview…” class ended. We’ll focus on items such as App Store: add, delete,
                   search, reviews, favorites and purchasing. Learn to input and use the power of contacts: names, addresses, email; how
                   to create, edit and search them efficiently. Don’t stop there – use the scheduling reliability of iCal: create, edit, track,
                   set alarms for, and share your calendar events. The iPad is great for viewing content: videos, movies, TV shows,
                   Podcasts, Web and YouTube. We’ll sample apps for: music, maps, news, GPS, bar codes, augmented reality, weather,
                   art, travel, real estate, games and trends. Finally, we’ll discuss the importance of MobileMe and what it means to you.
                   Resident: $150 Non-resident: $160

                   iPHONE OVERVIEW: Say “Hello” To The iPhone
                   1 Session           Tuesday, March 1                                12:00-2:30pm
                   Learn the power and capabilities of the iPhone and how to integrate them into your creative and mobile knowledge
                   base. With this breakthrough product you can view and give presentations of photos & designs, make phone calls with
                   integrated contacts, visual voicemail, emails & calendars and use the Internet while on the go. Make it your own per-
                   sonal genie and learn important usability tips. Note: For Macintosh and Windows PC users.
                   Resident: $55       Non-resident: $65                               Wilton High School – Room 6

                   iPHOTO OVERVIEW: Organize, Find, Fix, & Share Photos On Your Mac
                   Prerequisite: Macintosh basic knowledge and computer experience.
   Latex           1 Session           Tuesday, February 8                              12:00-2:30pm
                   See how to download photos from a digital camera, CDs, or disks to the computer using iPhoto for the Mac (only) in
                   this 1-session demo class. Organize, search, arrange, keywords; edit, create slide shows with music & transitions; make
                   printouts, share photos via email, design & order hard-cover coffee table books – and more! If you take photos and use
    Please help    a Mac, this course is a necessity for everything you do on your Mac with images. Optional: bring a digi-cam with pho-
  us protect our   tos and cables to class, or a CD or USB Memory device with photos.
  students with    Resident: $55       Non-resident: $65                                Wilton High School – Room 6
      allergies.
      NO latex
      gloves or
  latex balloons
  are permitted
   in any Wilton
  Public School.
  Please call us
   at 834.7694
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Cuisine & Spirits




                                                                                                                                Cuisine & Spirits
CHEESE AND WINE PAIRINGS: At No.109 Cheese Market In Ridgefield
1 Session           Sunday, February 13                               5:00-7:00pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to pair the right cheese with the perfect wine? Monica Brown, business woman,
wine and cheese enthusiast and entrepreneur, will teach you the proper methods for buying, storing and finally eating
various types of cheeses and pairing your cheese selections with wines that complement each other. During this interactive
class, you will sample 6 artisanal and farmstead cheeses and a variety of 7 sparkling wines. …Not to be missed! A $25
materials fee is payable to the instructor. You must be over the age of 21 to take this class. Google or call for directions.
Resident (including Ridgefield residents): $20 Non-resident: $30                No.109 Cheese Market, Ridgefield, CT

CHEF REGINA SHULA: Healthy & Fun Cooking Classes At Cogolulu Café:
A Parent And Child Class (See Page 23)
Choose one session or both!
2 Individual Cooking Sessions – Wednesdays, February 9 & 16 5:30-7:30pm

COOKING WITH BLUE LEMON RESTAURANT CHEF/OWNER, BRYAN MALCARNEY
4 Individual Cooking Sessions – Thursdays                              7:00-9:00pm
A. February 17      Winter Dinner: Prepare Butternut Squash Soup, Fettucine with Braised Duck and Apple Tart
B. March 3          Simply Seafood: Prepare Shrimp with Curry Sauce, Scallops with Lemon and Capers Sauce
                    and Seared Bass with Raspberry Chipotle Vinaigrette.
C. March 10         Luscious Lobster Dinner: Prepare Lobster in a variety of different ways - Steamed, Risotto, and
                    with Cobb Salad. Each student will work with their own 1 1/2 lb. lobster. Food fee, payable to
                    the instructor, is $20/lobster.
D. April 28         Summer Entertaining: Prepare Ceviche of Red Snapper, Marinated Hangar Steak and
                    Chocolate Mousse.
Bryan Malcarney has earned rave reviews from The New York Times and Zagat Survey and he is going to share his
secrets and insights on cooking with us. Classically French trained, he will walk us through preparation of various dish-
es. Bryan has a fun-loving, easy-going style, the result of working in the Caribbean. It is this mix that spawned his eclec-
tic modern cuisine. Since tasting is as important as preparing, all dishes will be served. This is a great chance to get a
glimpse of a chef at work and will allow you to hone your culinary skills while experiencing new recipes. Join us for
some unforgettable food and fun! Food fee, payable to the instructor, is $15/session with the exception of the lobster
class which is $20/lobster.
Resident: $42/Session Non-resident: $52/Session                        Middlebrook School – Room 148
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FRIDAY FOODIES FABULOUS FAMILY FARE: Fast, Fresh, Family-Friendly Cooking
With Carol Dannhauser, Producer of the TV series Now You’re Cookin!
5 Individual Cooking Sessions – Fridays                              12:00–2:00 pm
Would you like to spice up dinnertime and get the whole family excited about what’s on the table? If so, pull up a chair
and get ready for a brand new eating and cooking adventure! These daytime, hands-on workshops, will offer tips and
techniques, while you discover fun ingredients cooking meals from scratch that will appeal to the whole family. Meet
new and interesting people, or bring some friends and cook alongside with them. Carol Dannhauser leads the work-
shops. Carol is a cook and family-food expert and the editor of Cooking Teens magazine. Now You’re Cookin! at
Trackside is a proud partner in the Wilton Alliance for a Healthier Community Initiative.
January 14         Contemporary Mexican
February 11        Now That’s Italian
March 11           Tableful of Tapas
April 8            American Favorites with a Twist
May 13             Farm-to-Table Feast
Workshops include lunch and a 4 oz glass of wine!
Food fee, payable to the instructor is $15/session or $75/for 5 sessions.
Resident: $50/Session           Non-resident: $60/Session
Resident: $225/5 Sessions Non-resident: $240/5 Sessions Trackside, 15 Station Road, Wilton




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Cuisine & Spirits   ITALIAN COOKING & CONVERSATION WITH LAURA BONECHI
                    2 Individual Cooking Sessions – Thursdays                            7:00-9:00pm
                    A. March 24        Pizza, Pizza!! and Variations: Learn to prepare a basic Tuscan crust and dress it up as a classic.
                                       Artichoke/Mushroom pizza with tomato, fresh mozzarella and herbs and create a Tuscan focaccia
                                       variation using olive oil and rosemary.
                    B. April 14        Cheese Ravioli and Pesto Variation: Learn to prepare basic ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese
                                       and pesto (basil) and herbs. All food will be sampled. Please bring a container to take a generous
                                       portion of your individual pizza’s and ravioli home to share with family. Bring an apron and a
                                       rolling pin.
                    Food fee, payable to the instructor, is $10/session.
                    Resident: $30/Session Non-resident: $40/Session                      Middlebrook School – Room 148
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                    PIE IN THE SKY BAKING WITH THE FAMOUS MICHELE OF MICHELE’S PIES
                    1 Session            Tuesday, March 1                                7:00-9:00pm
                    Talk about giving away secrets! Come experience pie making with the area’s award winning pie baker, Michele Albano
                    of Michele's Pies in Norwalk. Michele has been featured on Food Network in her Throwdown with Bobby Flay, she has
                    won 17 "First Places" for her pies at the National Pie Championships, and has also been featured on Good Morning
                    America in the "Best Slice of Pie in the Nation" Contest. Learn to make the traditional pie crust and master Michele's
                    crimping technique. Make one of Michele’s most loved pies, Apple Pie! Also learn Michele's decadent crumb topping
                    and some other unique ways to use pie dough. Come have a fun filled night! Food fee for the large pie, jams, crumbs
                    & other fillings, pastries, etc., is $10, payable to the instructor.
                    Resident: $45        Non-resident: $55                               Michele’s Pies, 666 Main Avenue Norwalk, CT

                    RETURN TO SORRENTO: Prepare A Full 3-Course Meal And A Surprise Dessert!
                    1 Session           Tuesday, February 15                            7:00-9:00pm
                    Learn the language of good Italian food while preparing a full 3-course meal! Experience first-hand authentic Italian
                    regional cooking techniques and recipes that have been developed and handed down over generations, in an informal
                    and friendly environment. The menu will include fresh tomato and zucchini bruschetta on crostini as an appetizer, fresh
                    fettucine pasta with Alfredo sauce as a first course and Chicken Florentine (chicken with spinach and gruyere in a light
                    wine sauce) as the entrée, plus a surprise Italian dessert! Our chef, Ron Alterio, has been the chef to many stars like
                    Ricardo Montalban, Donald O’Connor, Liberace and Mitzi Gaynor. Ron has recently joined Wilton High School as man-
                    ager of the food program for our “stars of the future!” Food fee, payable to the instructor, is $12.
                    Resident: $38/Session Non-resident: $48/Session                     Middlebrook School – Room 148
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                    VEGETARIAN INDIAN COOKING
                    2 Sessions           Wednesdays, March 30 & April 6                  7:00-9:00pm
                    Indian cuisine is well known for its original aromatic blend of spices and curries. This is a very flexible cooking style;
                    often spices are used according to taste, not set in recipes. Even if you don’t have all the ingredients, the food still
                    tastes very flavorful! Shama Mital teaches authentic Indian methods. She will prepare appetizers, main courses,
                    desserts and chutneys. This is a hands-on class where every person participates. Each class will make enough for a
                    dinner! Shama Mital has been teaching Indian vegetarian cuisine for thirteen years. She has appeared on CABLEVI-
                    SION as well as News 12 in Westchester. Shama Mital, a Wilton resident, has been featured numerous times in the
                    Wilton Villager, Wilton Bulletin and The Hour. A $20 food fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.
                    Resident: $70        Non-resident: $80                               Middlebrook School – Room 148
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                    UNDERSTANDING WINE
                    2 Sessions         Wednesdays, March 23 & 30                         7:30-9:30pm
                    The fundamentals of wine appreciation are taught in this very popular course. The participants will learn to distinguish
                    the characteristic bouquets and taste of various grape varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet
                    Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. At the conclusion of the course the participants will be able to talk “Winespeak”... the
                    language of wine. Eight wines will be tasted each evening. This course is ideal for beginners or anyone who has ever
                    been intimidated by a restaurant wine list or purchased wine strictly on price. You must be over the age of 21 to take
                    this wine class. Our expert is Nicholas Troilo, wine enthusiast and collector, who has a reputable name in this field. He
                    owns Nicholas Roberts, Ltd.-Fine Wine Merchants, Darien. A $25 fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.
                    Please bring four wine glasses to class.
                    Resident: $40      Non-resident: $50                                 Nicholas Roberts Fine Foods,
                                                                                         75 Main Street, Norwalk, CT



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Dance




                                                                                                                        Dance
  Learn to dance with the renowned Walter Schalk. The Walter Schalk School of Dance has served the
  Wilton community and surrounding towns for over 54 years. Learn the art of Ballroom Dance from our
  regional expert!

BALLROOM/LATIN: Basics
5 Sessions         Thursdays, March 3-March 31                     7:00-8:00pm
This class introduces the Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Swing, Disco, Cha Cha and more! You’ll get the tools you need to get
out on the dance floor! Come on – get started now!
Resident: $125/couple Non-resident: $140/couple
Resident: $75/single       Non-resident: $90/single                Comstock Community Center – Ballet Room

BALLROOM/LATIN: Intermediate/Experienced
5 Sessions           Thursdays, March 3-March 31                    8:00-9:00pm
Now that you know the basics of Ballroom Dance, you’re ready for some new steps. In addition, you’ll learn style and
technique in this lively and challenging class. You name it, we do it: Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo,
Swing and Disco!
We welcome both singles and couples. We do encourage students to sign up with a “partner” to balance out the class.
Resident: $125/couple Non-resident: $140/couple
Resident: $75/single        Non-resident: $90/single                Comstock Community Center – Ballet Room

ZUMBA ® and ZUMBA ® TONING™ in Multiple Locations!
Day & Evening Sessions!! (See Page 25)

ZUMBA ® : Morning Workout at Comstock
8 Sessions         Mondays, February 7-April 11                   9:15-10:15am

ZUMBA ® : Evening Workout at Miller-Driscoll Gym
8 Sessions         Tuesdays, February 8-April 12                  7:00-8:00pm

ZUMBA ® TONING™
8 Sessions
A. Wednesdays, February 9-April 13        9:15-10:15am            Trackside, 15 Station Road, Wilton
B. Thursdays, February 10-April 14        7:00-8:00pm             Miller-Driscoll School Gym



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Digital Imaging   Digital Imaging

                  UNDERSTANDING & USING A DIGITAL CAMERA
                  1 Session           Tuesday, March 8                                12:00-2:30 pm
                  Get to know your digital camera so that you can take the pictures that you envision! See what those buttons, dials,
                  knobs, switches, ports, connectors, cables, and menu items are for, and see the variability between camera makes &
                  models. Learn important tips and how to best use these controls to produce images. A demonstration of the image-
                  taking process will be shown, with explanations of the digital camera feature set. Note: Bring your camera to class with
                  charged batteries and cables. Taught by Donald Gambino.
                  Resident: $55       Non-resident: $65                               Wilton High School – Room 6

                    Photographer Lawrence Frank is an internationally published lifestyle photographer working with
                    clients in advertising, editorial and corporate communications. The following photography-related
                    classes are taught by Lawrence Frank and are held at his in-home studio in Wilton.
                    Please call WCE for directions.

                  HOW TO USE YOUR DIGITAL SLR CAMERA
                  4 Sessions          Mondays, March 7-March 28                        9:30-11:30am
                  This is a basic class on digital camera operation. There will be an overview of menus (set up, shooting, and playback),
                  basic settings for white balance, sensitivity (ISO), and exposure modes (manual, aperture priority, shutter priority and
                  program) including exposure compensation. An emphasis will be placed on how to shoot (expose) and evaluate the
                  image you have captured using the over-exposure warning and histogram display screens on your camera. The class
                  will conclude with a demonstration of digital workflow image download from the camera to the computer, back up pro-
                  cedure using external hard drives and burning your images to disk (CD or DVD) prior to erasing your card for your next
                  shoot. We will briefly demonstrate image optimization using Adobe editing software, Photoshop Lightroom and
                  Photoshop CS5. Students need to bring to class all their gear, i.e., camera, lenses, and most importantly, their camera
                  operating manual.
                  Resident: $225 Non-resident: $240                                    Off-site Studio of Lawrence Frank

                  BASIC PHOTOSHOP CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5
                  4 Sessions           Mondays, April 4, 11, 25 & May 2                9:30-11:30am
                  This is an introductory course in the understanding and use of Photoshop CS, image-editing software, designed to
                  manipulate and enhance digital images. Topics include: the essentials, i.e., pixels, resolution and file sizes and the work-
                  space including options bar and organizing the workspace. In addition you’ll learn navigating, a tool overview, undo’s,
                  using layers, making adjustments, retouching, transforming, key techniques, saving and printing. Students are encouraged
                  to bring their own laptops loaded with Photoshop CS. A free 30-day trial of Photoshop can be downloaded from Adobe
                  using this link: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
                  Class maximum: 8 students.
                  Resident: $300 Non-resident: $315                                    Off-site Studio of Lawrence Frank

                  PORTRAITURE: Using Electronic Flash
                  3 sessions            Thursdays, March 10-24                            9:30-11:30am
                  Have you wished to master your portraiture skills? Are you thinking about creating a family portrait? The goal of this
                  class is to demystify electronic flash techniques by providing a thorough overview of the aesthetics and mechanics of
                  electronic flash photography with everyday family portraiture in mind. A small strobe can be an ally in many lighting sit-
                  uations. In the context of family portraits, we will cover, the operation of small, on-camera flash units, as the main light
                  source or as a fill flash, indoors and outdoors, on-camera and off-camera, direct flash, diffused and bounced. The use
                  of multiple or remote flash units using white light, infra red and radio waves will be explored and demonstrated. White
                  balance or how to either blend or separate flash exposure with ambient exposure will be discussed.
                  Resident: $250 Non-resident: $265                                       Off-site Studio of Lawrence Frank
                                     PHOTOS




                                              During our classes photos may be taken for use in our course
                                              brochure. If you do not want your photo to be published, please
                                              tell the photographers before any pictures are taken. Thank you.




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Finance, Business & Careers




                                                                                                                          Finance, Business & Careers
  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.


  WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED: SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP
  Ever consider owning and operating a small business? Or maybe you’re presently in business and looking to
  expand. Presented by a group of local business people, this workshop will provide practical and achievable ideas,
  tools and knowledge to support and grow your business.

  ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  1 Session       Wednesday, March 2                                7:00-9:00pm
  Part 1 of this workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are either conceptualizing a business or looking to
  expand their present business. The emphasis will be on the considerations and planning process the budding
  entrepreneur should take prior to starting a business. Taught by Stan Witkow, lawyer, counselor to small business-
  es and SCORE counselor.

  KNOW YOUR BOTTOM LINE
  1 Session         Wednesday, March 9                               7:00-9:00pm
  Part 2 of this workshop will discuss financial statements: which statements contain the necessary information and
  how to apply it to your business. Do you know your real monthly bottom line and how to get to it? Obtain informa-
  tion on the very roots of bookkeeping and learn about tools to help you along. Taught by Laima Abbas of Oak
  Street Bookkeeping.

  WITHOUT MARKETING, NOTHING HAPPENS
  1 Session        Wednesday, March 16                              7:00-9:00pm
  Part 3 of this workshop will present marketing strategies as well as practical and achievable tactics that will allow
  you to succeed. Develop your marketing plan and use both online and offline tools to attract customers. Learn
  where to spend your marketing dollars for the most impact. Taught by David Fischer of Solutions For Growth.

  SETTING UP AN EFFICIENT OFFICE
  1 Session        Wednesday, March 23                            7:00-9:00pm
  Part 4 of this workshop will help you create an efficient and cost-effective work environment that incorporates
  overall management relating to personnel, protocols and procedures, cost-control measures, selection of vendors
  and systems that work for the business. Taught by Robin Roscillo of Back Office Solutions.

  Resident: $25/each workshop                                    Non-resident: $35/each workshop
  Take all 4 parts of this workshop and receive 20% off your bottom line!
                                                                 Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance


BANKRUPTCY: Understanding Your Options
1 Session           Thursday, March 31                                7:00-9:00pm
Are there alternatives to filing for bankruptcy? Learn the fundamentals of personal bankruptcy law as presented by
attorney Ellery Plotkin. In this one-session workshop you will learn why bankruptcy may or may not be your best course
of action. Understand what happens to your income, assets, debts and credits and the necessary information and forms
needed to file. You will come to understand living life after bankruptcy. Ellery Plotkin specializes in bankruptcy law.
Resident: $20       Non-resident: $30                                 Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

CLOUD COMPUTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS (See Page 5)
1 Session          Wednesday, May 11                                 7:00-9:30pm




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Finance, Business & Careers   COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE
                              1 Session            Thursday, March 10                               7:00-9:00pm
                              Divorce is an extremely difficult time for most couples; the divorce process should not make the situation worse. There
                              are alternatives. Collaborative Divorce has emerged as a national and international movement to bring honesty and
                              integrity to the divorce process. You will learn how the collaborative divorce model works, how this model differs from
                              litigation, mediation and other ways to go through the divorce process. You will be informed about what is expected
                              from the divorcing couple and from the lawyers involved in the process. You will review and discuss the Collaborative
                              Divorce Agreement that is signed by the couple and their attorneys. Other items to be covered will be the possible use
                              of other professionals to assist the couple with issues related to their children and finances. This class will be taught
                              by attorneys Richard Gibbons and Elizabeth Edwards.
                              Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                                Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

                              ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Strategies For Determining A Successful Business Model
                              2 Sessions          Tuesdays, April 26 & May 3                       7:00-9:00pm
                              This course is designed for entrepreneurs who are conceptualizing a business or are in the early stages of operating
                              a business. We will discuss the principal steps entrepreneurs must take: doing a self assessment, evaluating a pro-
                              posed business opportunity, creating a realistic business plan, conducting market research on a limited budget and
                              understanding and learning the sources of financing for a new business. Legal structure, insurance and accounting will
                              also be discussed. The second evening of this class will focus on operating the new business: sales and marketing—
                              and understanding the difference between them and the use of technology, including Internet sales and utilization of
                              social media, to market and sell products and services. Lastly, we will address day-to-day operating issues, like pricing,
                              inventory control, and credit and collections. Stan Witkow, SCORE counselor, brings first-hand operating experience to
                              help budding entrepreneurs create and run better businesses.
                              Resident: $50       Non-resident: $60                                Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

                              ESTATE PLANNING
                              2 Sessions            Tuesdays, April 5 & 12                                7:00-8:30pm
                              It’s time to do this! This course is a detailed seminar on various estate planning techniques, with an emphasis on avoid-
                              ing gift and estate taxes, avoiding probate and maximizing lifetime wealth. It is an in-depth review of federal and state
                              tax laws, wills, trusts, living wills and trusts, and coordination of retirement and life insurance with estate planning. Case
                              studies will be included and class participation is encouraged! Attorney Mark Haranzo, Esq., is a Partner in the Trust &
                              Estates Department of Wiggin & Dana LLP, a law firm located in Stamford where he specializes in representing high
                              net-worth individuals, their families and foundations. He has lectured extensively and co-authored Harris’ 5th Edition,
                              New York Estates, a three-volume guide by West.
                              Resident: $50         Non-resident: $60                                     Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

                              FUNDAMENTALS OF INVESTING
                              2 Sessions         Tuesdays, March 1 & 8                              7:00-8:30pm
                              Before you invest your money, you should know what you’re buying and why you are buying it! Through discussion and
                              class hand-outs, we will demystify the world of investing. You will come to understand the meaning of cash equivalents,
                              bonds, stocks, mutual funds and annuities and how each category can work for you. This is an excellent course for
                              learning about the basic asset classes and simple strategies for a lifetime of investing. Taught by Brenda Catugno,
                              ChFC, CASL, Vice President of Investments with Chase Investment Services Corp. in Westport.
                              Resident: $50      Non-resident: $60                                  Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

                              INVESTMENT PLANNING FOR WOMEN
                              2 Sessions          Tuesdays, April 5 & 12                          7:00-8:30pm
                              Nine out of ten women will be solely responsible for their own finances at some time in their lives. In this workshop
                              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 become 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 IRA’s 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 knowledge! Taught by
                              Brenda Catugno, ChFC, CASL, Vice President of Investments with Chase Investment Services Corp. in Westport.
                              Resident: $50       Non-resident: $60                               Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance




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FOR LOVE AND MONEY




                                                                                                                              Finance, Business & Careers
1 Session           Wednesday, April 6                                7:00-9:00pm
Do you and your partner struggle to talk about money? Do you understand your own money personality or that of your
partner? This workshop covers such topics as: how to listen to your money messages, know your money habits and
values, and how to communicate with your partner about money. Certified Financial Planner, Elizabeth Cox (www.cox-
financialservices.com) and Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Paula Levy of www.centerforchangellc.com will
explain fundamental financial and relationship principles in simple language, clear diagrams, and real-world case stud-
ies to help you take control of your financial future. You will receive a customized workbook at this presentation that
includes questionnaires and exercises to help you truly understand who you are financially, how your personality
impacts your spending and saving patterns, and how to achieve your financial goals.
Resident: $20       Non-resident: $30                                 Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

REAL ESTATE DEALS: Getting Great Deals in Difficult Times
1 Session            Wednesday, April 6                                7:00-9:00pm
Because of difficult times in the economy there are some excellent deals in real estate. Rick Nathan is strictly a con-
sumer advocate and is not a real estate agent and he will teach you how to get these great deals. Learn the pros and
cons of foreclosures, short sales, rent with option to buy, owner financing and buying for no money down. Rick will show
you how to wisely buy investment property, primary homes, multi-families and vacation homes. After this class you will
know how to research property at the tax assessor’s office, the county clerks office and various other methods to use
to research a property including using Web sites. Also, to be discussed is how to sell your home with or without a real-
tor. Instructor Richard Nathan has been buying and selling real estate for the past 20 plus years. He has successfully
taught this seminar in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. A $20
materials fee (optional) is payable to the instructor.
Resident: $40        Non-resident: $50                                 Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

SALESFORCE.COM STRATEGIES (See Description Page 8)
Private Lessons Available

SELLING ON eBay
Pre-requisite: Fluency using the Internet and E-mail.
2 Sessions           Wednesdays, March 2 & 9                           7:15-8:45pm
Whether you have an attic full of stuff you’d like to sell, have an urge to try selling online, or want to start a business
selling online, here’s your chance to learn how to begin. In addition to the research for positioning and pricing your
items, you’ll learn about preparation of auction listings, communications with prospective buyers, collection of payments,
packaging and shipping, and how to deal with problems along the way. Students are encouraged to bring in items (no
firearms/weapons) during the second session for selling suggestions. In two fun evenings, you’ll find out how to be a
successful seller. Instructor, Russell Wayne has had 1,500 plus online auction transactions the past ten years.
Resident: $50        Non-resident: $60                                 Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

SMALL BUSINESS START-UP 101: Off The Dining Room Table And Into Business
2 Sessions          Tuesdays, February 8 & 15                       9:30-11:30am
Have you been running your small business from a dining room table? Do you have an area of expertise or a passion
for something that you would like to turn into a small business? This class is perfect for dining room and accidental
start-ups who want to learn the basics of setting-up and growing a business beginning with information about town,
state and federal requirements. Learn a simple one-box office filing system and the very roots of bookkeeping so you
can do it yourself or know what a bookkeeper can do for you. Included is a refresher of the most widely used account-
ing software: QuickBooks. You will walk away knowing the difference between a P&L and a Balance Sheet, an LLC
and DBA, understand “Cost of Sales” and other bookkeeping terms. Pick up tons of tips for avoiding small business
pitfalls and gain nuggets of useful practices. Class is offered by Laima Abbas, Certified Bookkeeper and
Owner/Principal of Oak Street Bookkeeping LLC, Norwalk, CT.
Resident: $50       Non-resident: $60                               Trackside, 15 Station Road, Wilton

VOICE-OVERS: An Introduction
1 Session           Tuesday, March 29                                 7:00-9:00pm
Interested in the role of voice-overs in audio books, cartoons, documentaries, commercials, and Web site narration?
This straightforward, current, and highly educational class is eye (and ear) opening for those interested in voice-overs.
By guiding you in finding your vocal strengths, you can better determine the sectors of voice-overs most marketable
for you. In this workshop we’ll discuss the industry, marketing, and vocal 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 EdgeStudios.
Resident: $37       Non-resident: $47                                 Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

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Fine & Performing Arts   Fine & Performing Arts

                         CERAMICS ON THE WHEEL
                         8 Sessions          Mondays, February 28-May 2                       7:00-9:30pm
                         Ever taken a pottery class? This class is for beginners, as well as those with experience. So, come to our studio and
                         explore all things clay! Wheel throwing as well as hand building instruction is taught. White earthenware clay is used.
                         Taught by Karen Ford. Karen’s award-winning porcelain work has been shown nationwide and can be seen in galleries
                         and museum shops including the AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum in New York and the Smithsonian Folk Art
                         Festival in Washington DC. Karen has been teaching adult ceramics in Wilton since 1998. Come for evenings of fun
                         and creativity. Share the joy and magic of clay. Wear washable clothes and bring your sense of humor. A materials and
                         firing fee of $85 is payable to the instructor.
                         Resident: $180 Non-resident: $195                                    Wilton High School – Room 119D

                         Daytime Class: OIL PAINTING & ACRYLICS
                         8 Sessions         Tuesdays, February 8-April 5                       10:00am-12:30pm
                         In this course, we will cover the technical basics of painting such as color value, perspective, composition and shad-
                         ows; mostly, however, we will simply emphasize creativity. Participants will choose their own subject with the goal of
                         achieving a beautiful finished painting. Althea Ericsson will guide you. She has been an art aficionado since the age of
                         six and has been trained in the perspectives of the Old Masters, as well as the Modernists. She studied fine art at
                         Fairleigh Dickinson, the N.Y. School of Interior Design, Parsons and Yale. Come prepared for the first class with a
                         sketchbook, pencil and a kneadum (gum) eraser.
                         Resident: $165 Non-resident: $180                                     Comstock Community Center – Art Room #25

                             ADULT VOICE LESSONS: Private and Semi Private Lessons
                         Always wanted to learn to sing, or perhaps brush up on your skills? Want to sing or read music better in a choir, church,
                         or just “in the shower”? Come join experienced, professional singer Jeanne Wentworth as she helps you sing and read
                         music you love, while building the correct vocal technique. Learn vocal mechanics and sound production; practice prop-
                         er breathing techniques; develop stage presence; become proficient at sight reading (in various languages including
                         English, Italian, French, German) and study using classical and contemporary repertoires. Afraid to try a lesson by your-
                         self? Try an introductory lesson or bring a friend and start with semi-private lessons. Upon registration, our instructor
                         will call to schedule your lessons.
                         One Introductory 45 Minute Private Lesson:          Resident: $65 Non-resident: $75
                         One Introductory 45 Minute Semi Private Lesson: Resident: $55 Non-resident: $65
                            30 Minute Private:           Resident: $175/pp – 4 Lessons        Non-resident: $185/pp – 4 Lessons
                            45 Minute Private:           Resident: $250/pp – 4 Lessons        Non-resident: $260/pp – 4 Lessons
                            30 Minute Semi Private:      Resident: $140/pp – 4 Lessons        Non-resident: $150/pp – 4 Lessons
                            45 Minute Semi Private:      Resident: $210/pp – 4 Lessons        Non-resident: $220/pp – 4 Lessons
                                                                                              Gilbert & Bennett School, 49 New Street, Wilton

                         EXPLORE WITH WATERCOLORS
                         8 Sessions          Thursdays, March 3-April 28                          7:00-9:00pm
                         Discover the beauty of watercolors. Basic skills in drawing and mixing and applying paint will be introduced. There will
                         be demonstrations of skies, clouds, trees, water and flowers. Learn how to compose a still life or landscape. Please
                         bring 140 lb. Arches cold-press watercolor paper, 2-3 sheets cut into quarters or halves, a plastic palette (John Pike
                         is recommended or whatever your preference), HB drawing pencils and watercolor brushes: 2 flat, medium round, small
                         round and any paints you have. Please bring supplies to the first class; painting begins right away! You will receive a
                         complete supply list at the first class. Our instructor is Lisa Arnold, instructor at the Silvermine School of Art and work-
                         ing artist and exhibitor in the tri-state area.
                         Resident: $140 Non-resident: $155                                        Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance


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Hobbies & Crafts




                                                                                                                                         Hobbies & Crafts
BEEKEEPING AS A HOBBY
2 Sessions          Wednesdays, February 9 & 16                     7:00-9:00pm
Beekeeping is a fantastic hobby that gives the beekeeper an opportunity to learn about nature and the necessary role
the Honey Bee plays in our world. The art of beekeeping and honey collection dates back to the ancient Eqyptians!
This course will cover basic information about honey bees - the different castes of honey bees, biology, life cycle, com-
munication, pollination and jobs they have within the hive. We will discuss the basic hive components and assembly,
tools and equipment as well as the placement of your hive. You will also learn about obtaining and hiving your honey
bees, harvesting and the products produced by honey bees. This class will be taught by Marina Marchese of Red Bee
Studios in Weston. Marina is the founder of Red Bee Honey and is the author of HONEYBEE: Lessons from an
Accidental Beekeeper. Bobbie Meyzen is the owner of Honey Bee Farm Honey, and “Mellifera Millinery” Custom
Couture Beekeeping and Gardening Apparel. The course will also offer a 2011 membership to the Connecticut Back
Yard Beekeepers Association which meets in Weston, CT to support local beekeepers – $25.
Resident: $40       Non-resident: $50                               Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

GENEALOGY: Building Your Family Tree
2 Sessions            Wednesdays, March 16 & 23                        7:15-8:45pm
If you ever wondered who your ancestors were, where they came from or how they came to the U.S., a course on how
to go about getting the information you need will be time well spent. In these fun-filled sessions, you’ll learn about a
variety of sources (some online, some in-person) that can help you fill in the blanks on your family tree. These will
include such records as the U.S. Census, immigration and emigration, ship arrivals, Social Security applications, natu-
ralization, draft registration, city directories and trees created by others that may well include members of your own
family. You’ll also find out about different tools to create the tree as you learn more about the different parts of your
family. Genealogy can be a source of fun and lasting satisfaction. This course is a great way to get started.
Resident: $50         Non-resident: $60                                Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER: Create Miniature Fashion Dresses:
A Parent And Child Class (See Page 23)
1 Session           Thursday, March 24                                  7:00-8:30pm

KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS
10 Sessions         Wednesdays, February 9-April 27                        7:00-9:00pm
You will have the chance to work with wool, angora, mohair, cashmere or silk-wool blends, creating wonderful designs.
See for yourself why knitting is such a fun craft; it’s social, it relieves stress and is easy to learn. Our instructor, Maggie
Flynn, is an experienced knitting teacher who excels at teaching and sharing her love of knitting with others. A supply
fee of $8 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                          Middlebrook School - Media Center
                                                                           Back Canopy Entrance

KNITTING FOR INTERMEDIATES
10 Sessions         Tuesdays, February 8-April 26                   7:00-9:00pm
                                                                                                                                   Latex
Design your own shawl or sweater with cables, colors, different yarns… Or work on your own creation!! Share your
ideas for projects with others and pick up an idea or two yourself. This is a very popular class with a limit of 16 stu-
dents! Register now! A supply fee of $8 is payable to our instructor, Maggie Flynn, at the first class.
                                                                                                                                    Please help
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                   Middlebrook School - Media Center
                                                                                                                                  us protect our
                                                                    Back Canopy Entrance
                                                                                                                                  students with
                                                                                                                                      allergies.
HAND & MACHINE QUILTING: Mastering The Basics                                                                                         NO latex
8 Sessions          Tuesdays, March 8-May 3                            6:45-9:00pm                                                    gloves or
Have you ever gazed in wonder at a gorgeous quilt and thought, "I could never make that!" Well, don’t be so sure; this            latex balloons
class will show you how. Alice Garrard has won national awards, been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Japan,               are permitted
and appears in the prestigious art book, 500 Art Quilts. Now she will teach you, step-by-step, the fundamentals of this            in any Wilton
popular American art form. You will explore the basic skills of fabric selection, templates, rotary cutting, strip piecing,       Public School.
appliqué, fast piecing, quilting and binding. You will construct a variety of quilt blocks and, by the end of your 8-week         Please call us
session you will have created your own lovely wall or lap quilt. You'll also learn how to machine quilt so that you will be        at 834.7694
able to complete it at home. Please check our Web site for a recommended supply list. Sewing begins on the first night!             if you have
                                                                                                                                  any questions.
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                      Middlebrook School – Room 147
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Hobbies & Crafts | Home & Garden   QUILTING BEYOND THE BASICS: Connecticut Sampler
                                   8 Sessions            Wednesdays, March 16-May 11                   6:45-9:00pm
                                   Would you like to create a one-of-a-kind conversation piece that reflects the love of your home state? Alice Garrard,
                                   a nationally recognized quilter, has just designed a 49” X 44” “Connecticut Sampler” quilt using motifs with traditional
                                   and non-traditional blocks and borders. You will be encouraged to customize your work to reflect your interests and
                                   abilities. The class is geared for those with a basic knowledge of quilting and who want to sharpen their skills further.
                                   You will be learning more advanced techniques such as paper piecing, complex piecing, appliqué techniques, drafting
                                   and machine quilting. On the first night of class we'll go over what fabrics should be purchased, but only basic quilt
                                   supplies will be needed. Please check the Web site for a recommended supply list. An $8 supply fee is payable to the
                                   instructor on the first night.
                                   Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                   Middlebrook School – Room 147
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                                       THE WINE MAKING PROCESS: From Grape To Taste
                                   3 Sessions          Thursdays, April 28, May 5 & 12                   7:00-9:00pm
                                   People have been making wine for thousands of years, so how hard can it be? Sure, you can buy wine at very reason-
                                   able prices today, but it is much more fun to make your own wine and share it with family and friends. Discuss the basic
                                   wine making process – from vineyard to bottle. Learn how to make your own wine from juice or grapes easily pur-
                                   chased from local vendors. Discuss the types of equipment needed and what is involved and gained in starting a wine
                                   making club. Conclude with a wine tasting, of several varietals, to learn the characteristics of the different grapes and
                                   processes. Our instructor, Richard Gibbons, has been making wine for over 25 years, and is one of the founders of
                                   Black Rock Vintners, a commercial winery located in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. A (wine-making) book fee
                                   of $15 is payable to our instructor at the first class.
                                   Resident: $75       Non-resident: $90                                 Trackside, 15 Station Road, Wilton

                                   WOODWORKING
                                   10 Sessions         Tuesdays, March 1-May 10                            7:00-9:00pm
                                   This woodworking course is project oriented. Students may select their own individual projects, subject to the instruc-
                                   tors’ approval, or a project suggested by the instructor. Students that enroll, should have a goal of expanding their
                                   knowledge of a specific skill or skills such as joinery (i.e., dovetailing). Projects should be portable. An exciting wood
                                   lathe pen making unit has been added this year! Our instructor, Jim Abbott teaches woodworking for Wilton Public
                                   Schools. *A materials fee of $15 is payable upon registration.
                                   Resident: $170 (+$15*) Non-resident: $185 (+$15*)                       Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance


                                   Home & Garden

                                   CONTAINER GARDENING
                                   1 Session           Thursday, May 12                                 7:00-8:30pm
                                   Create a beautiful, abundant container garden suitable for sun or shade to take you from early spring through late sum-
                                   mer by combining a variety of greens and annual and perennial plant materials. Taught by Jan Peterson of Stewart
                                   Flowers. A plant fee of $35 is payable to the instructor. Bring a container that measures no larger than 12-14 inches
                                   in diameter. Bowls, soup tureens etc. are fine. Simple terra cotta pots will be on hand (extra fee) in case you do not
                                   have one of your own. Bring good clippers!
                                   Resident: $18       Non-resident: $28                                Stewart Flowers, 76 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton

                                      FLOWER TIME FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS:
                                   A Parent And Child Class (See Page 23)
                                   1 Session          Thursday, April 28                                7:00-8:30pm

                                   ADD BEAUTY TO YOUR HOME: Build A Stone Wall
                                   1 Session         Wednesday, May 4                                  7:30-8:30pm
                                   Back by popular demand….Learn to build a stone wall just like the professionals! Jeff Lapnow, owner of Bolton Tree
                                   & Landscaping of Wilton, will share his expertise about constructing stonewalls in this one-hour workshop. Stonewalls
                                   add beauty and value to your home! Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the landscaping and masonry business.
                                   Hurry and sign up….this is one of our most popular classes!
                                   Resident: $15     Non-resident: $25                                 Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance




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Languages




                                                                                                                                      Languages
  Spanish and Italian daytime classes are held at Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road;
  classrooms will be posted in the entrance lobby.

Daytime Class: ITALIAN I: Beginner
10 Sessions         Mondays, February 7-April 25                       12:30-2:30pm
This is a course for students who have little or no knowledge of Italian. It is designed to provide a solid foundation of
the language through lively interactions. The goal is to be able to speak, write and read with equal proficiency while
gaining knowledge of Italy, its culture and history. Students will be trained to conceptualize in Italian rather than trans-
late or substitute words. With this approach, vocabulary enrichment and competency will grow naturally throughout the
program. There will be a $12 materials fee payable to the instructor, Edda Gusman, at the first class. Materials will
include a CD. Our text is, “Italian is Fun, and can be ordered through the teacher for an additional charge of $15.
Resident: $175 Non-resident: $190                                      Comstock Community Center

Daytime Class: ITALIAN II: Beginner Plus
10 Sessions           Wednesdays, January 19-March 30                  12:30-2:30pm
This is a course for students who have some basic knowledge of Italian and/or have completed Italian I or are contin-
uing with Italian II, Beginner Plus. It is designed to provide a solid foundation of the language through lively interac-
tions. We will continue working on the fundamental elements of the Italian language within a cultural context. Through
the use of short stories on CD’s, students will expand vocabulary, introduce the main tenses and improve comprehen-
sion. Cultural notes and a true immersion into the Italian way of life will make this experience fun. There will be a $12
materials fee payable to the instructor, Edda Gusman, at the first class. Our text is, “Ultimate Italian,
Beginner/Intermediate (ISBN 978-1-4000-0967-1) available at Borders or through Amazon for an additional fee of
$20.
Resident: $175 Non-resident: $190                                      Comstock Community Center

Daytime Class: ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS
10 Sessions           Fridays, March 4-May 13                               10:00am-12:00pm
Learn conversational Italian without studying the Italian grammar! This course is designed to meet the needs of those
students who wish to quickly learn conversational Italian! Dream of traveling to Italy but intimidated by the language?
This course will enable you to learn simple and more complex conversations in Italian through role playing. No previ-
ous knowledge of the Italian language is required. It’s all about having a fun experience while learning Italian! The book
“Italian for the Tourist”, will be available for purchase at the first class ($25). Our instructor, Lee DeMilo is a native Italian.
She looks forward to sharing her love of her native country with you.
Resident: $175 Non-resident: $190                                           Comstock Community Center

    Daytime Class: SPANISH FOR TRAVELERS
11 Sessions         Thursdays, February 10- April 28                  9:00-10:00am
This stress-free class is for those with no knowledge or recent exposure to Spanish and plan to visit a Spanish-speak-
ing country. Familiarity with the language, history and customs will make your visit more rewarding. Emphasis will be
on conversation, travel, greetings, shopping, dining. Text: Spanish is Fun! Taught by Bob Dalury who has lived in three
Spanish-speaking countries.
Resident: $125 Non-resident: $140                                     Comstock Community Center

Daytime Class: SPANISH: Introduction
11 Sessions         Wednesdays, February 9-April 27                   9:00-10:00am
“SE HABLA ESPAÑOL” IN WILTON” You don’t have to travel far from home to experience the current influence of
Spain and Latin America. For travel, business or just for fun. Whether new to the language, refreshing what you previ-
ously learned, or to maintain proficiency, this stress-free class is for those with no familiarity or recent exposure to
Spanish. Emphasis will be on developing conversational skills, greeting people, shopping, dining out and travel. Text:
“Saludos”. Taught by Bob Dalury who has lived in Latin America and is certified to teach in Connecticut.
Resident: $125 Non-resident: $140                                     Comstock Community Center




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Languages   Daytime Class: SPANISH: Intermediate
            11 Sessions         Wednesdays, February 9-April 27                 10:30am-12:00pm
            This course is for those with more than basic skills and knowledge of the subject. It provides a review of basic gram-
            mar and vocabulary and the focus will be on building confidence in speaking and understanding through Spanish con-
            versation. The text is, “Conversación y Repaso” as well as various discussion materials. Our instructor, Lilly Dalury, is a
            native of Argentina with 30 years teaching experience and founder and director of the Instituto Cultural de las
            Americas. She will provide information about purchasing the text at the first class.
            Resident: $180 Non-resident: $195                                   Comstock Community Center

            Daytime Class: SPANISH: Conversation III
            11 Sessions         Mondays, February 7-May 2                         10:30am-12:00pm
            This course is for those who can carry on a conversation, need to improve their fluency and have a clear understand-
            ing of Spanish tenses. The conversations will cover a broad range of topics taken from current newspapers, CNN and
            BBC (en Espanol) and short stories and/or novels. The class will be entirely in Spanish. Grammar will only be covered
            when students need clarification. Our instructor, Lilly Dalury is a native of Argentina with 30 years of teaching experi-
            ence and founder and director of Instituto Cultural de las Americas.
            Resident: $180 Non-resident: $195                                     Comstock Community Center

            Evening Class: BASIC ITALIAN
            9 Sessions              Wednesdays, March 2-May 4                        7:00-9:15pm
            Would you like to be able to talk about you, your life, your work, or to write a postcard or short letter in Italian? Learn
            one of the world’s most beautiful languages. This course is for the student with little or no previous knowledge of Italian.
            This course promotes and offers both a basic and a higher level foundation of the Italian grammar while introducing
            students to the Italian language, culture and lifestyle through fun activities, reading and role playing. The book, Il mio
            libro d’italiano”, will be available for purchase at the first class ($25). Our instructor, Lee DeMilo is a native Italian. She
            has a formal college education background in Italy and U.S. and is the owner of Lingua e Cucina, a private language
            company in Silvermine which promotes the Italian language, culture and cuisine and has been featured on several local
            newspapers, Quinnipiac Business Magazine and CT News Channel 12.
            Resident: $175 Non-resident: $190                                        Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

            Evening Class: INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH
            10 Sessions          Wednesdays, February 9-April 27                 7:00-9:00pm
            This class, designed for beginners, provides a solid foundation of the Spanish language, with emphasis on basic gram-
            mar, sentence structure and vocabulary building exercises. Basic conversational skills will be emphasized. Extensive
            participation in class and 3-4 hours/week of additional work at home is expected from students. Our book and work-
            book ($60) will be available for purchase at the first class. Taught by Fernando Rincon.
            Resident: $175 Non-resident: $190                                    Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

            Evening Class: SPANISH FOR INTERMEDIATES
            10 Sessions          Thursdays, February 10 –April 28                7:00-9:00pm
            Building on a beginner level, this course goes deeper into Spanish grammar and syntax, and delves into language com-
            prehension and the development of reading, writing and conversational skills. Extensive participation in the classroom
            and 3-4 hours/week of work at home is expected from students. Book and Workbook ($60) will be available for pur-
            chase at the first class. Introduction and Intermediate classes use the same texts.
            Resident: $175 Non-resident: $190                                    Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance




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Parent & Child




                                                                                                                             Parent & Child
CHEF REGINA SHULA: Healthy & Fun Cooking Classes At Cogolulu Café
All foods are gluten free.
2 Individual Cooking Sessions – Wednesdays                           5:30-7:30pm
A. February 9      Valentine’s Day Cupcakes: Come celebrate the arrival of Valentine’s Day. Bake, frost and decorate
                   cupcakes with a loved one! Take home 6 of your own creations.
B. February 16     High Protein and Low Sugar Snacks: Feed the athlete in you and your family. Prepare healthy style
                   brownies and cookies. These snacks are sweet, but loaded with ingredients to sustain active
                   individuals.
Recipes provided! Food fee, payable to the instructor, is $10/session. Please bring a container to take your treats home.
Resident: $25/Pair & $15/Additional child
Non-resident: $35/Pair & $15/Additional child                        Cogolulu Café, 991 Danbury Road, Wilton

BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER: Create Miniature Fashion Dresses
1 Session           Thursday, March 24                               7:00-8:30pm
If you’ve ever thought it would be fun to be a fashion designer this is a chance to spend an evening doing just that on
a small scale. Enjoy a quality, fun time together designing and creating beautiful miniature fashion dresses. For this
class you’ll be supplied with materials to produce some adorable dresses that will spark your imagination. Once your
dress is made you’ll be able to choose from a lovely supply of embellishments to personalize it even further. Girls of all
ages love making these tiny treasures and once you’ve made one you’re sure to want to make more. Dress-up wrapped
packages or give as gifts! A $5 materials fee will be charged for the 1st dress followed by $4 per additional dress.
Resident: $22/Pair & $12/Additional child
Non-resident: $32/Pair & $12/Additional child                        Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

    FLOWER TIME FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
1 Session           Thursday, April 28                                 7:00-8:30pm
Create beautiful spring baskets. A perfect way for mothers and daughters to share an evening of fun learning about
different flowers and their care and what color palettes work together. Taught by Jan Peterson of Stewart Flowers. A
plant fee of $28 per couple is payable to the instructor. Bring baskets that measure no larger than 6-9 inches in diam-
eter. Simple baskets or terra cotta pots will be on hand (extra fee) in case you do not have one of your own. Bring good
clippers (no scissors please). Children must be 10 years or older. Space is limited to 6 mother/daughter couples.
Resident: $18/Pair       Non-resident: $28/Pair                        Stewart Flowers, 76 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton




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Sports, Fitness & Recreation   Sports, Fitness & Recreation

                               BICYCLE REPAIR
                               1 Session           Tuesday, May 10                                 7:00-9:00pm
                               The Outdoor Sports Center will be the location of 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 cover other information on bicycle mainte-
                               nance. No bikes, please. Taught by Mike Conlan, a USCF licensed mechanic and USCF Elite Coach. (Students under
                               the age of 18 must have permission to attend class and be accompanied by an adult. Please call WCE.)
                               Resident: $25       Non-resident: $35                               Outdoor Sports Center, 80 Danbury Rd., Wilton

                               GOLF I
                               5 Sessions          Tuesdays, March 1-March 29                        7:15-8:15pm
                               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.
                               Resident: $155 Non-resident: $170                                     Wilton High School Field House

                               INDOOR TENNIS at FOUR SEASONS TENNIS CLUB
                               6 Sessions            Sundays, February 27-April 3
                                                     A. Beginners                                    4:00-5:00pm
                                                     B. Advanced Beginners/Low Intermediates         5:00-6:00pm
                                                     C. Intermediates/High Intermediates             6:00-7:00pm
                               This is an opportunity for beginner & intermediate students to play indoors at this beautiful facility. The beginner class
                               is for someone who has never played the game of tennis. The advanced beginner/low intermediate class is for some-
                               one that has had instruction either with WCE or comparable lessons. The intermediate class is ready to play competi-
                               tively. Our instructor is Glen Englander. There is a maximum of only six students per beginner & advanced beginner/low
                               intermediate class and a maximum of eight per intermediate class.
                               Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165

                               TENNIS: Beginner
                               6 Sessions           A. Tuesdays, April 26-May 31                     7:00-8:00pm
                                                    B. Tuesdays, April 26-May 31                     8:00-9:00pm
                               Emphasis is placed on basic stroke development involving fundamentals of grip, footwork, proper swings and move-
                               ment on the court. Some instruction on positioning and strategy will take place. Flexible instruction will be provided to
                               allow for individual progression. Every season we have to turn away tennis enthusiasts...so don’t delay; sign up quickly!
                               Location: Outdoor tennis courts, Route 7. Please note that in case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. A RED
                               sign posted at the courts 15 minutes before class (6:45pm for 7pm class; 7:45pm for 8:00pm class) will indicate class
                               is cancelled. No sign: class is on. June 7 will be reserved for one weather related make-up. Taught by Glen Englander*.
                               Limit: 6 students
                               Resident: $115 Non-resident: $130                                     Outdoor Tennis Courts, Route 7

                               TENNIS: Intermediate
                               For players with some playing experience.
                               6 Sessions          A. Wednesdays, April 27-June 1                    7:00-8:00pm
                                                   B. Wednesdays, April 27-June 1                    8:00-9:00pm
                               Emphasis will be on developing effective strokes with concentration on game-like situations. Drills will concentrate on
                               improving the effectiveness of play. Flexible instruction will be provided to allow for individual progression. Strategies
                               will focus on both singles AND doubles play. Please note that in case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. A
                               RED sign posted at the courts 15 minutes before class (6:45pm for 7pm class; 7:45pm for 8:00pm class) will indi-
                               cate class is cancelled. No sign: class is on. June 8 will be reserved for one weather related make-up. Taught by Glen
                               Englander*. Limit: 8 students.
                               Resident: $115 Non-resident: $130                                     Outdoor Tennis Courts, Route 7




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TENNIS: Competitive Adult Singles/Doubles – Intermediate And Advanced




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For players who have mastered basic and intermediate techniques and skills and who would like to strengthen
and add to their abilities.
6 Sessions          Saturdays, April 30-June 11                     8:30-9:45am
Emphasis will be placed on competitive play. Please note that in case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. A
RED sign posted at the courts 15 minutes before class (7:45am for the 8am class; 11am for the 11:15am class) will
indicate class is cancelled. No sign: class is on. Taught by Glen Englander*. Limit: 8 students. Weather related make-
up on June 18.
Resident: $135 Non-resident: $150                                   Outdoor Tennis Courts, Route 7
*Our tennis instructor, Glen Englander, has been teaching in our program for over fourteen years and has taught
professionally in the area for over 25 years.

YOGA: Hatha-Physical
8 Sessions           Wednesdays, February 9-April 6                  6:30-8:30pm
Yoga is a system of postures that allow you the opportunity to develop self-confidence, to acquire energy by enhanc-
ing circulation, and to recondition the body. Reduce stress through the integration of body, mind and spirit. Wear loose,
comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat. Treat yourself to two hours of relaxation! We are thrilled to welcome
back Pat Reichert who is a respected & popular yoga instructor with years of teaching experience in Fairfield County.
Hurry to sign up; class size is limited.
Resident: $170 Non-resident: $185                                    Miller-Driscoll School – North Cafeteria

YOGALATES
8 Sessions         Tuesdays, February 8-April 5                     9:20-10:20am
Strengthen the core muscles (abdominals and lower back) with mat pilates. Develop strength, balance, and flexibility
with yoga postures. Combine yoga and pilates, with breath awareness and stress reduction, for a complete workout of
body, mind, and spirit. Mats are not provided so please bring a yoga mat to class.
Resident: $100 Non-resident: $115                                   Trackside, 15 Station Road, Wilton

ZUMBA® and ZUMBA® TONING in Multiple Locations! Day & Evening Sessions!!
Zumba® and the Zumba® Fitness logo are trademarks of Zumba® Fitness, LLC, used under license.

ZUMBA ®
8 Sessions          A. Mondays, February 7-April 11                   9:15-10:15am          Comstock Community Center
                                                                                            Ballet Room
                     B. Tuesdays, February 8-April 12                   7:00-8:00pm         Miller-Driscoll School Gym
                                                                                            South Entrance
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that
will blow you away. It's a non-stop hour of cardio that uses interval training to tone the whole body. The sexy and explo-
sive Latin, International and popular music creates a party-like atmosphere that deliver results, as well as a “feel happy”
workout. The Zumba® program is one of the most popular fitness trends and is currently being taught in 110 coun-
tries. The hour of calorie-burning and body-energizing movements keeps you coming back for more! Lindy, our instructor,
teaches at Ridgefield Fitness Club and The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.
Resident: $115 Non-resident: $130

    ZUMBA ® TONING™
8 Sessions          A. Wednesdays, February 9-April 13                9:15-10:15am       Trackside, 15 Station Rd,
                                                                                         Wilton
                      B. Thursdays, February 10-April 14              7:00-8:00pm        Miller-Driscoll School Gym
                                                                                         South Entrance
Zumba® Toning is an exciting, Latin inspired, dance 'n tone program. This is the original dance-fitness class with an
emphasis on building strength and toning all the target zones. Zumba® Toning is an innovative muscle training pro-
gram with the addition of light weight toning sticks. These 1-1/2 lb sand filled toning sticks are very similar to mara-
cas. In a relatively short period of time, this challenging one hour workout helps in building balance, coordination and
muscle endurance. Now that you've worked on your lower body rhythm, its time to perfect the upper body! The NEW
and exciting Zumba Toning program is designed to offer the participant a safe, yet effective total body toning workout!
This class is open to everyone, no previous dance or Zumba® class experience necessary. Check out this HOT-NEW
class!! Options: Toning sticks are available through the instructor and are optional. You can bring your own hand
weights, up to 3 pounds each. You can purchase a pair of Zumba Toning sticks for $14. Or, you can have use of a pair
for the eight sessions for $8.
Resident: $115 Non-resident: $130


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Wellness & Personal Growth   Wellness & 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 attorney before making any
                               decisions based on specific advice or examples used by our instructors.

                             COMMUNITY FIRST AID & SAFETY
                             The American Red Cross certified courses will enable you to receive certification in specified areas. These classes are
                             for those who are first responders or who are in positions to administer first aid or for those who would like to obtain
                             the knowledge. Parent groups are welcome! Both written and skills tests will be given and must be passed for certifi-
                             cation. Taught by Pat Hegnauer, a Red Cross certified instructor.
                             1 Session          A. Adult CPR/First Aid Basics                   Thursday, May 5 6:30-9:30pm
                                                B. Infant/Child CPR                             Thursday, May 12 6:30-9:30pm
                             Resident: $50 Non-resident: $60                                    Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

                               COMMUNICATING FOR SUCCESS:
                             Understanding How Your Personality Type Works With Others
                             2 Sessions            Wednesdays, April 27 & May 4                     7:00-9:00pm
                             Success at any level depends on good relations. It requires understanding those around you – your boss, co-workers,
                             customers, friends and family. While we may say and believe “different strokes for different folks,” actually dealing with
                             those differences can be difficult. This workshop will allow you to identify your communication style and how it is sim-
                             ilar or different from other styles. We will uncover potential challenges and conflicts for relating to individuals with dif-
                             ferent personality preferences. You will gain practical techniques for communicating more powerfully and effectively to
                             get what you want and improve your relationships. Katherine McConnell, MBA, is a leadership and team development
                             coach. She facilitates personal and professional growth for individuals and teams to increase their performance and
                             effectiveness. She is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the most widely used personality type
                             assessment in the world. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class for questionnaires and exer-
                             cises for each participant.
                             Resident: $50         Non-resident: $60                                Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

                                 SUBTLE ENERGY HEALING PRACTICES: An Introduction & Historical Overview
                             2 Sessions          A. Tuesday, March 1                                7:00-9:00pm                  Middlebrook School
                                                 B. Tuesday, April 12                               10:00am-12:00pm              Comstock
                                                                                                                                 Community Center
                             Many have heard about auras, chakras, meridians, hands-on and distance healing and other aspects of the “subtle
                             human energy field”. Many hospitals are now offering complementary alternative therapies incorporating these con-
                             cepts as adjuncts to traditional care. But just what are all these concepts? Are they real? Supported by science? Do
                             the therapies that incorporate them work? Join certified REIKI Master Tony Russo in an informative and historical
                             overview of the world of subtle energy healing and get a grip on these and many other related topics. Over 12 years
                             ago Tony began what has become a life-long investigation into the subtle energy field, providing his services to friends,
                             family and through recommendations by several therapists in Fairfield County. Ever the informed skeptic -- by nature,
                             by training and the practical demands of his “day job” as an attorney for 35 years, let Tony help you separate the wheat
                             from the chaff in this fascinating area, which is becoming more and more mainstream with each passing year.
                             Resident: $45       Non-resident: $55

                             MEDITATION & STRESS REDUCTION
                             2 Sessions          Wednesdays, February 9 & 16                        7:00-9:00pm
                             Find your path to inner peace and serenity. Learn to relate to life from a place of equanimity and calm and live with less
                             stress and fear. Studies show that mindfulness meditation is a powerful and effective therapeutic tool in reducing
                             stress. Learn how to better face and relate to your stresses and connect with your source of inner strength, wisdom,
                             and compassion. Class is taught by Dr. Paul Epstein. Dr. Paul Epstein, is a naturopathic physician, mind-body therapist
                             and mindfulness meditation teacher with 25 years experience specializing in treating people with stress related illness
                             emphasizing self healing. He lectures extensively and leads mindful healing workshops and retreats worldwide.
                             Resident: $50       Non-resident: $60                                  Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance




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    I NEED TO GET IN SHAPE, NOW WHAT?




                                                                                                                              Wellness & Personal Growth
5 Sessions Fridays, (2nd Friday of each month)
January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8 and May 13                 10:00–11:30am
Are you hoping to finally get into shape in 2011? Are you confused by all the mixed messages about what to eat and
what not to eat? Don’t know your BMI from your BMR from a BMX? Could you use some help figuring out a fitness
plan that works for you? If so, this workshop is for you! Learn all about what it means to get in shape. Instructor Carol
Dannhauser, author of the critically acclaimed “I Need to Get in Shape, Now What?!” leads each session. This isn’t an
exercise class; it’s a hands-on workshop in which Carol will help you: design a personal shape-up plan; decode the sci-
ence behind calories and consumption; decipher one diet from the next; find exercises that match your lifestyle; under-
stand how to get into shape and stay in shape. This workshop includes a copy of the book “I Need to Get in Shape,
Now What?!”
Resident: $125 Non-resident: $140                                     Trackside, 15 Station Road, Wilton

ABOUT OUR INTRUCTOR
The next two classes are taught by Loryn Galardi, M.S. in Clinical Nutrition. Loryn is a clinical nutritionist specializing
in nutrition, fitness, and the mind/body connection. Her focus is on the achievement of optimal health and wellness
through education, behavior modification and continuous personalized support. Loryn's programs support many health
issues including weight loss, headaches/migraine, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, cardiovascular issues
such as cholesterol and blood pressure reduction, arthritis, food intolerances, fatigue and much more.


RECLAIM YOUR LIFE!: Begin Simple Steps Toward A Healthier And Happier You
1 Session           Tuesday, March 8                                7:00-8:30pm
Do you begin every day feeling energized, refreshed and renewed with unflappable emotions and energy? Believe it or
not, you actually can! There are very basic steps you can focus on, each day, that will transform you from tired and
grumpy to energized and joyful. Starting with the basics can help facilitate a forward shift from unhealthy to HEALTHY
and from unhappy to HAPPY! We will discuss how the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat and even
the thoughts you think, have the ability to either make you feel badly or help you feel like you can take on the world!
Resident: $20       Non-resident: $30                               Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

RESTYLE YOUR LIFESTYLE!:
Begin Healthy Weight Loss Through Comprehensive Nutrition
6 Sessions            A. Tuesdays, March 15-April 26                  9:00-10:30am
                      B. Thursdays, March 17-April 28                 7:00-8:30pm
Do you want to lose weight, increase your energy level and learn which foods are the healthiest and can lower your
risk for premature aging and disease? If so, this is the course for you! Each week GET HEALTHY with Loryn Galardi,
M.S. and group nutrition as you learn to make conscious, intelligent adjustments to your nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle
habits. Finally, put an end to bad eating and exercise habits, emotional eating, over/under eating, over/under exercise
training, and begin to tune in to your body's natural signals. Your metabolism will be cranking, toxic burden lightened,
cravings calmed, yo-yo dieting halted and energy levels boosted! Everyone will receive a complete metabolic assess-
ment, a binder that will eventually be stuffed with information including Anti-Inflammatory Eating; Eat Yourself Healthy,
The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Trans Fats, Eating Out without Pigging Out,
Controlling Portions so they Don't Control You, Taking the Mystery out of Supplements, Phase One and Two Healthy
Eating Plans, How to Navigate the Grocery Store, Recipes and much, much more.
Resident: $175 Non-resident: $190                                     Office of Comprehensive Nutrition, Wilton

REIKI HEALING FOR EVERYONE
1 Session           A. Wednesday, March 9                             7:00-9:00pm       Middlebrook School
                    B. Tuesday, April 26                              9:30-11:30am      Trackside, 15 Station Road,
                                                                                        Wilton
Dr. Oz is an advocate of Reiki and featured it on his television show in January 2010. Reiki is a universal art of natu-
ral healing affecting the whole person in a positive way including body, emotions, mind and spirit. In this Introduction to
Reiki you will learn how Reiki can help you in areas of stress management, pain reduction and healing. Reiki makes an
excellent supplement to other forms of healing work. Instructor Gigi Benanti, Reiki master teacher, has owned and
operated a Reiki Center in Norwalk since 1995 and has educated thousands.
Resident: $40        Non-resident: $50




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Wellness & Personal Growth       FUN & FABULOUS TAROT EVENING
                             1 Session            Thursday, March 31                              7:00-9:00pm
                             Come and bring a friend or your burning curiosity to a fun and lively adventure into Tarot reading. Learn why there are
                             no “bad” cards. Enjoy the mystery of the Major Arcana. Tarot illuminates the path you’re on and makes your challenges
                             visible. The answers you receive will change the way you tell your life story. Each participant will receive a reading. Be
                             prepared to have FUN! Beth Prins Leas, founding director of Total Life Care (TLC) Center in Norwalk, has been doing
                             intuitive work for almost 2 decades. She is a revered Tarot reader and is passionate about empowering you to live your
                             best life. Beth's down-to-earth sessions and readings combine her childhood gift of intuition with her personal practice
                             of mindfulness, compassion and light-heartedness. www.tlccenter.com and www.tlctarot.com
                             Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                               Middlebrook School – Back Canopy Entrance

                                    Adult Basic Education (ABE) | General Education Development (GED)
                                    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) | American Citizenship
                             In order to enroll in free ABE, GED, ESL and American                 General Education Development (GED)
                             Citizenship, you must be a:                                           This program prepares students to pass the 5-part exam to earn
                                • resident of Westport, Weston, or Wilton OR                       a State of Connecticut diploma. Students receive instruction in
                                • town employee of Westport, Weston, or Wilton OR                  each subject and can sign-up to take the practice GED tests.
                                • live-in employee (e.g. au pair or caretaker) of a resident of    English: Monday and Wednesday (begin Wednesday, Jan 26)
                                  Westport, Weston, or Wilton.                                          8:00 to 9:30 pm, Staples High School Room 1049
                             You must register in-person for ABE, GED, ESL and American            Math: Tuesday and Thursday (begin Thursday, Jan 27)
                             Citizenship.                                                               8:00 to 9:30 pm, Staples High School Room 1049
                                                                                                   Social Studies: Tuesday (begin Tuesday, Feb 1)
                             Registration and placement assessment testing will be                      6:30 to 8:00 pm, Staples High School Room 1055
                             administered to students on the following dates and locations:        Science: Thursday (begin Thursday, Jan 27)
                             Tuesday, January 18       6:30 to 8:30 pm                                  6:30 to 8:00 pm, Staples High School Room 1055
                                                       at Staples High School
                             Wednesday, January 19 6:30 to 8:30 pm                                 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)
                                                       at Staples High School                      Placement is determined by English proficiency level testing
                             Monday January 24         6:30 to 8:30 pm (SNOW DATE)                 done at the time of registration.
                                                       at Staples High School                      Evening Classes: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
                             Wednesday, January 19 9:30 to 11:00 am                                     Monday and Thursday (begin Thursday Jan 27)
                                                       at Wilton Library                                7:15 to 9:15 pm, Staples High School
                             Thursday, January 20      6:30 to 8:30 pm                                  Beginner: Room 1051 • Intermediate: Room 1052
                                                       at United Methodist Church                       Advanced: Room 1054
                             • Each registrant must provide proof of age (birth certificate,       Daytime Classes: Intermediate/Advanced
                               passport, or Connecticut ID)                                             Monday and Wednesday (begin Wednesday, Jan 26)
                                                                                                        9:30 to 11:30 am, Wilton Library, Classroom on 2nd floor
                             Residents of Westport, Weston, or Wilton must submit proof                 Tuesday and Thursday (begin Tuesday, Jan 25)
                             of residency as evidenced by the following:                                9:30 to 11:30 am, United Methodist Church, Room 23
                             Owner:
                             • Copy of the deed, mortgage or sales contract                        GED Test Accommodations/Transcript Accommodations on
                             • Current driver’s license or Passport                                the GED test are available for qualified individuals with a disabil-
                             • Two current utility bills (gas, electric, oil or cable)             ity. For more information contact Ajit Gopalakrishnan (see below).
                             Tenant:                                                               Students who would like a copy of their transcript must submit a
                             • Copy of lease or rental agreement                                   request to:
                             • Current driver’s license or Passport                                    Ajit Gopalakrishnan
                             • Two current utility bills (gas, electric, oil or cable)                 Connecticut Department of Education
                             Town employee of Westport, Weston, or Wilton must submit:                 Bureau of Career and Adult Education
                             • Copy of most recent payroll stub                                        25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457
                                                                                                       (860) 807-2110/2111 • email: ajit.gopalakrishnan@ct.gov.
                             Live-in employee (e.g. nanny, caretaker) in Westport,
                             Weston, or Wilton:                                                    GED Test
                             • Must be accompanied by their employer at registration               To register for the GED Exam, students must be 17 years old and
                             • Employer will need to show proof of residency listed above.         officially withdrawn from school for 6 months or must have grad-
                             • Employer will need to sign an affidavit stating this individual     uated from their 9th grade class.
                                 works for them.                                                   The GED exam is given monthly at locations throughout the
                             • Adult Basic Education and GED registrants under 18 years of         state. Students can register for the exam through Westport
                                age must also provide proof of withdrawal from their previous      Continuing Education. You must apply in person at least 6 weeks
                                high school.                                                       prior to the test dates. Be sure to bring a photo ID. Applicants
                             Adult Basic Education (ABE)                                           who are 21 years of age or older and not a veteran must pay an
                             Basic Skills – English and Math                                       initial fee of $13. These fees include the cost of the diploma.
                             This course is for adults who want to learn basic reading, writing    Applicants under the age of 21 and veterans who have served at
                             and math skills. Eligible persons may enroll at any time during the   least 181 days of active duty at the time of registration are
                             semester.                                                             exempt from fees. Fees must be paid in money order or bank
                                                                                                   check payable to Westport Continuing Education, at the time of
                             English:                                                              registration.
                               Monday and Wednesday (begin Wednesday, Jan 26)
                                                                                                   American Citizenship
                               6:30 to 8:00 pm, Staples High School Room 1049
                                                                                                   This course prepares a person to become a citizen of the United
                             Math:
                                                                                                   States. 8 Sessions.
                               Tuesday and Thursday (begin Thursday, Jan 27)
                                                                                                         Tuesdays, March 1 through April 26* (*no class April 19)
                               6:30 to 8:00 pm, Staples High School Room 1049
                                                                                                         8:00 to 9:30 pm, Staples High School Room 2028


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