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                           Winter/Spring 2007
Wilton Continuing Education: Winter | Spring 2007 Courses
                                 Wilton Continuing Education Office:
   Wilton Continuing             Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 Room #3 (next to the Message Center)
       Education
                                 Telephone: 203.834.7694 | Fax: 203.834.7697
      Sheila H. Wakoff
        Coordinator
      Dolores Tufariello
                                     Dear Friends,
         & Gail Lilly                Happy New Year! Here’s our Top 10 List for 2007:
      Assistants to the                1. Resolve to take a class to create that dream garden you have been thinking about
        Coordinator                    2. Make exercising a part of your life with yoga, dance, T’ai Chi and more
                                       3. Learn a new language
  Board of Education                   4. Become more proficient on your computer
      Members                          5. Reduce stress by taking a craft or art class
        Karen Birck
                                       6. Create a new look in your home with decorative painting
        Lisa Bogan
                                       7. Don’t procrastinate; sign up now
       Susan Bruschi
      Troy Ellen Dixon
                                       8. Call, fax or mail in your registration
      Robert Garland                   9. Expand your horizons & meet new people
       Dona Waskom                    10. Put more FUN in your life!
                                     Our wishes for a healthy, happy 2007.
     Superintendent
       of Schools
    Dr. Gary G. Richards

   The Wilton Continuing
     Education Program
   does not discriminate in
                                                                   Important Information
      employment or in             NO CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
  educational opportunities        Entire weeks of February 19-23 and April 16-20 | Mondays, March 26 and April 2 | Friday, April 6
     on the basis of sex,          CONFIRMATION: If you wish to have your registration confirmed, please send a self-addressed,
    handicap, race, color,         stamped envelope. Students will be notified only if a course is canceled or oversubscribed.
   creed, religion, national       DISABLED ACCESS is available at all Wilton Public Schools.
     origin, ancestry, or          PAYMENT or credit card information must accompany registration.
        marital status.            REFUND POLICY: If a student withdraws more than one week before the course start date, she/he
                                   will be given a refund less a $20 withdrawal fee per class. If a student withdraws less than one
         Cover Art:
                                   week before the course start date, she/he will be given a program credit (good for one year) less a
    Landscape Design:
                                   $20 withdrawal fee per class. Please allow four to six weeks for refunds to be processed. If a student
       Dave Gindek
                                   withdraws after a class has begun but is still in session, then that student is entitled to a pro-rated
  Young’s Nurseries, Wilton
                                   W.C.E. program credit (based on the number of classes held when the student informs W.C.E. of
          Coloring:
                                   withdrawal from class) less a $20 withdrawal fee. Withdrawals and changes must be made in writing.
     Teresa Ringkamp
                                   Please note: No refunds or credits for single session classes. Material/food fees when included in
    Watercolor Instructor
                                   the class fee are not refundable.
                                   WILTON SENIOR CITIZENS 62 years or older may take two courses (except computer, off-site classes/
     Brochure Design:
                                   trips/tours, Donna Dewberry art classes, and golf lessons) free of charge on a space available basis.
      Kelley/Fortuno
                                   All other fees (material/supply fees) need to be paid by the student. To find out if space is available
    Marketing Design,
                                   and to register, please call to inquire on Tuesday, the week before class begins. For example, if a class
   www.kelleyfortuno.com
                                   begins on Wednesday, March 7, you need to call on Tuesday, February 27. We will check space availability
                                   for you at that time.
                                   OUT-OF-TOWNERS: A $10 non-resident fee is charged for one and two session courses; $15 for
                                   courses with more sessions, as per the course description.
         Latex                     LOCATION: All classes will meet at Middlebrook Middle School, 131 School Rd (off Rt. 7 south of the
                                   tennis courts), unless otherwise stated in the class description. (See map on page 1). Please park in
                                   the large parking area on the west side of the school where you will turn at our Wilton Continuing
Please help us protect our         Education sign. Please enter through the Auditorium Doors. Classroom locations will be posted inside
students with allergies. NO
latex gloves or latex balloons     the entrance. Please note: Parking at Wilton High School is at a premium during school hours; please
are permitted in Middlebrook       be prepared to walk a distance to the school and allow sufficient time before class.
S chool. Please call us at         DATES & LOCATION are both listed in the class description. Please make a note of these.
203.834.7694 if you have any       PLEASE NOTE: Students are NOT permitted to bring children with them to class.
questions.
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            Inclement Weather and                                                 Table of Contents
         Emergency Closing Information
                                                                      Frequently Asked Questions                 2
If Wilton Public Schools are closed for inclement weather or an
emergency situation, Wilton Continuing Education courses are          Daytime Classes                            3
automatically cancelled. Listen to local radio/TV stations to find
out about school closings. Some of the radio/TV stations are:
                                                                      Computers                                  3
          • Star 99.9(WZEN): FM 99.9                                  Sports & Recreation                        9
          • WEBE/WICC: FM 108/AM 600
          • WNLK/WEFX/WSTC/WKHL:
                                                                      Dance                                  12
               FM 95.9/AM 1350/AM1400/FM96.7                          Hobbies & Crafts                       13
          • Channel 12/Cablevision
          • WLAD/WREF: AM 80/AM 850
                                                                      Fine Arts                              15
          • www.ctweather.com                                         Home & Garden                          17
If Wilton Public Schools have a delayed opening, Wilton
Continuing Education courses will be held. If inclement weather       Wellness & Personal Growth             19
starts in late afternoon and you are uncertain whether classes will   Business, Finance & Careers            21
be held, check the above media for up-to-date information.
Cancelled classes will be rescheduled according to                    Cuisine & Spirits                      24
student/teacher availability.
                                                                      Trips & Tours                          26
                                                                      Languages                              27
  GED/ESL/Pre-GED Classes are provided                                Special Interest                       27
    f ree of charge to Wilton residents
      in cooperation with Westport Continuing Education.              Registration Form                   inside
                                                                                                      back cover
           Wilton residents may register at any time.
          For information, please call 203.341.1209.
             Registration dates are January 8 & 11
          at STAPLES HIGH SCHOOL 7:30-9:30pm.




              Field House
                                                                                                       ➚
                                                                          Driscoll School: 336 Belden Hill Rd.
     Wilton High School                   Board of Ed      North
                                          Building

                                        Catalpa Road

Cider Mill School                        School Road



      Comstock
     Community
        Center
                                                                                      ➚
                                                                           Miller School: 217 Wolfpit Rd.

              Middlebrook School


                                        Wolfpit Road


                                 Miller School


                      Driscoll School
                                                                          Middlebrook School: 131 School Rd.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I register for a class?
      1. Fill out the registration form on the inside back cover.
      2. Determine your method of payment. Reminder: payment must accompany registration.
               If you are paying by check or money order, you must mail your registration to:
               Wilton Continuing Education, P.O. Box 277, Wilton, CT 06897.
               If you are paying by MASTERCARD or VISA, you may register by mail, phone or fax.
               Register by Phone: Monday-Friday — 8:30am-4:00pm — Call (203) 834-7694
               Register by Fax: 7 days a week — 24 hours a day — Fax (203) 834-7697
               Register by Mail: Wilton Continuing Education, P.O. Box 277, Wilton, CT 06897
    Can anyone take courses through Wilton Continuing Education?
      Everyone (18 years and older) is welcome to enroll in Wilton Continuing Education classes. Students must be over
      21 years of age to enroll in some courses under the heading, “Cuisine & Spirits.” No children are allowed in classes
      with adults.
    How do I know that I am enrolled in a class?
      When your registration is received you will be enrolled in the course. You will be notified only if a course is cancelled
      or oversubscribed. Please do not call Wilton Continuing Education to confirm your enrollment. If you wish to have
      your registration confirmed, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
                   Wilton Continuing Education, P.O. Box 277, Wilton, CT 06897.
    Are there any days this semester when Wilton Continuing Education classes won’t be held?
      NO CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
      The entire weeks of February 19-23; April 16-20, as well as Mondays, March 26 & April 2 and Friday, April 6.
    I do not live in Wilton, can I still register? Do I have to pay more?
      A $10 non-resident registration fee is charged for one and two session courses;
      $15 for courses with more sessions. (See course descriptions.)
    I am a Senior Citizen, is there a discount?
      If you are 62 years or older and a resident of Wilton, you may take two courses (except computer, off-site
      classes/trips/tours, Donna Dewberry art classes, and golf lessons) free of charge on a space available basis. All
      other fees apply. To find out if space is available, please call to inquire on the Tuesday of the week before the class
      is set to begin. See IMPORTANT INFORMATION on inside front cover for details. There are NO discounts given to
      senior citizens of other communities.
    Where is my class located?
      ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT MIDDLEBROOK M IDDLE SCHOOL U NLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE
      CLASS DESCRIPTION. The majority of classes are held at Middlebrook School. Some classes are held at Wilton
      High School, Miller/Driscoll S chools, and Comstock Community Center. Addresses and a map are located in this
      brochure on page 1. The location of each class is indicated in the course description. If your class is held at
      Middlebrook School, room numbers will be posted near the auditorium entrance and a site coordinator will be on
      location to direct you to your class. If your class is not held at Middlebrook, the location and the room will be indicated
      in the course description or on the door at the entrance to the school. Parking at WHS is at a premium during school
      hours; please be prepared to walk a distance to the school and allow sufficient time before class. Additional parking
      may be available in front of the Clune Center for the Arts.
      Middlebrook School: 131 School Road                          Wilton High School: 395 Danbury Road
      Miller School: 217 Wolfpit Road                              Driscoll School: 336 Belden Hill Road
      Comstock Community Center: 180 School Road
    What if I want to withdraw from a class after it has started?
      Please read the Important Information section on the inside front cover of this brochure for our withdrawal policy.
      Be aware that no refunds/credits are issued for single session classes.
    Can I get a refund?
      Please read the Important Information section on the inside front cover of this brochure for our refund policy.
    Is there a minimum age for taking classes?
      The Wilton Continuing Education Program is for adults over eighteen years of age, unless the coordinator has granted
      special permission; 21 years of age to enroll in some classes under the “Cuisine & Spirits” heading. Students attending
      classes are NOT permitted to bring children to class with them.



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Daytime Classes
  In collaboration with Wilton Social Services, Wilton Continuing Education is able to offer Daytime
  Classes. These classes are designed for people who have daytime hours free to explore areas of interest.
  Classes will be held at Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Classroom location will be
  posted at entrance.

INTRODUCTION TO SPA N I S H
12 Sessions          Wednesdays, February 14-May 16                    10:15am-11:15am
This stress-free introductory class is for those with no familiarity or recent exposure to Spanish. Emphasis will be on
developing functional and useful conversational skills. By the end of class you will be able to greet people, learn about
their lives and families, describe places and individuals, express feelings and plan activities. Spanish is Fun, Book 1 will
be available for purchase ($20) at the first class. Taught by Bob Dalury, who has lived and worked in Latin American
countries and is certified to teach in Connecticut.
Resident: $125 Non-resident: $140                                      Comstock Community Center

S PANISH – INTERMEDIAT E
12 Sessions          Wednesdays, February 14-May 16                    8:30am-10:00am
This is a course for those who want to strengthen conversational skills by learning how to communicate in typical
Spanish-speaking environments: meeting new people, shopping, dining in restaurants and foreign travel. You will devel-
op more experience in speaking the language. There will be a review of Spanish is Fun, Book I. Spanish is Fun, Book
II ($20) will be available for purchase at the first class. Taught by Bob Dalury.
Resident: $185 Non-resident: $200                                      Comstock Community Center

INVESTING WISELY IN YOUR LANDSCAPE
1 Session             Wednesday, April 4                                12:30pm-3:00pm
We all know that landscaping can be expensive. While adding beauty and warmth to your home, it can also be a great
investment. Whether you are a residential or commercial property owner, or a real estate agent who wants tips on proper
staging, this class is for you. There are a myriad of choices when it comes to proper landscaping. If you are contemplating
a pool or tennis court, or simply a new patio and plantings, material choices and implementation techniques will be
addressed. Should a professional be hired or should you do it yourself? What are the best returns on your investment
dollars? How do you lower the maintenance costs for your property? How your resources of both time and money are
put to use to maximize your property’s natural potential will be covered in this two-hour presentation and half-hour
hands-on workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for each student to address their own site specific needs. (Photos and
plot plans of your site are welcome for discussion). Taught by Dan Holmes, owner of Holmes Fine Gardens in Newtown.
Resident: $30         Non-resident: $40                                 Comstock Community Center

                               A Guide to Our Computer Classes
 If you need:                                Take:
 Typing Skills:                              Keyboarding
 Prerequisite:                               Windows XP
 File Management Skills:                     File Management: Organization, Backup & Preventative Maintenance

 If You Want To Learn:                       Take:
 Word processing documents:                  Word Level 1 | Word Level 2
 Spreadsheets:                               Excel | Advanced Excel
 Relational Database:                        Access
 Simple database/mailing lists/
 labels (name tags):                         Works
 Presentations:                              PowerPoint
 Design A Web Page:                          WebPage Design | Adobe Dreamweaver | Adobe Flash
 Create brochures/newsletters:               Publisher
 Internet:                                   Level 1: Internet Survival Kit | Level 2: Internet Security & Privacy
 Email, contacts/calendar management:        Outlook 2003
 Digital Imaging:                            Basic Photoshop/Photoshop II | Smile! Using Your Digital Camera
                                             Intro to Digital Photography | Digital Photography: Level II (see Fine Arts)


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    Computers
      Our popular Day and Evening computer classes are limited to 6 students (unless stated otherwise in
      the class description). Each student will have a computer to use. Instruction, in this small setting, is
      attentive to the individual. These classes fill up fast. Call now to register. Note: If your class is at Wilton
      High School, parking is at a premium; please be prepared to walk a distance leaving sufficient time
      before class. Additional parking is available at the Clune Center for the Arts parking lot.
      Did you know that PRIVATE LESSONS are also available for individuals or companies? Please call
      203.834.7694 for further information.

    A Word on Prerequisites                  It is essential, and assumed by our instructors, that students meet
    the prerequisites for courses, so that they will neither fall behind nor slow down other students.

    KEYBOARDING SKILLS-To u c h - Ty p i n g
    A Lunch-Hour Enrichment Class
    5 Sessions          A. Monday–Friday, February 26-March 2             12:15-1:15pm
                        B. Monday–Friday, May 7-11                        12:15-1:15pm
    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 email 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

    MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP
    TAKE THIS CLASS FIRST. It is a prerequisite for most computer offerings.
    2 Sessions         A. Monday & Wednesday, February 12 & 14 9:00am-12:00pm
                       B. Monday & Wednesday, February 12 & 14 7:00pm-10:00pm
                       C. Thursday & Friday, February 15 & 16               9:00am-12:00pm
                       D. Wednesday & Thursday, March 28 & 29               9:00am-12:00pm
                       E. Monday & Wednesday, April 9 & 11                  7:00pm-10:00pm
                       F. Monday & Tuesday, May 7 & 8                       9:00am-12:00pm
    Your computer’s Windows Operating System coordinates all activities and resources on your computer. We begin with
    an overview of computer architecture and terminology, and a job description of the operating system. We explore each
    item on the start menu and desktop, learn how to create shortcuts, become familiar with the control panel, and work
    with Windows Explorer to understand and navigate within the file hierarchy. We will introduce the technique of how to
    backup, rename and delete files, create folders, and initiate hard disk maintenance routines to keep your computer running
    smoothly. To reinforce and practice these important skills, we recommend the three-hour File Management class.
    Taught by Debbie Chavez and Pam Barnet.
    Resident: $170 Non-resident: $180                                       Wilton High School Room 6

    FILE MANAGEMENT: Organization, Backup & Preventative Maintenance
    Prerequisite: Windows XP
    1 Session            A. Monday, February 26                           9:00am-12:00pm
                         B. Friday, March 30                              9:00am-12:00pm
                         C. Wednesday, April 25                           7:00pm-10:00pm
                         D. Wednesday, May 9                              9:00am-12:00pm
    This course is a follow-up to the Windows XP class, giving you a chance to practice more needed skills. Managing your
    hard drive and important document files is essential to secure and efficient work. You must get in the habit of backing
    up your files commensurate with 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: $85        Non-resident: $95                                Wilton High School Room 6


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INTERNET SURV I VAL KIT
Prerequisite: Windows XP or equivalent
2 Sessions           A. Wednesday & Thursday, February 28 & March 1             9:00am-12:00pm
                     B. Thursday & Friday, April 26 & 27                        9:00am-12:00pm
This is a course to help you understand the internet, and how to avoid dangers, while reaping the benefits of the worldwide
web and email. Become an enthusiastic email communicator and confident web surfer. We begin with an overview of
online opportunities, including definitions of terminology, architecture, and the choices you need to make in deciding
which internet service provider, email retrieval software, web browser or search engine to use. Next, we concentrate on
email: how to set-up and customize your software. Finally we will focus on learning techniques for communicating with
search engines and sophisticated methods for successful searches. We’ll discuss how designers register with search
engine sites and trends for sponsored sites and paid advertising. Soon you’ll be surfing like a pro. A $15 textbook fee
is payable to the instructor. Taught by Debbie Chavez.
Resident: $155 Non-resident: $165                                      Wilton High School Room 6

INTERNET SECURITY & PRIVA C Y- Don’t Go Online Without It!
Prerequisite: Internet Survival Kit or equivalent
1 Session             A. Friday, March 2                                  9:00am-12:00pm
                      B. Monday, April 30                                 9:00am-12:00pm
How safe is it really to send and receive emails and surf the worldwide web? What about e-commerce and using a
credit card to order things online? What can be done to protect against viruses, spam and pop-ups? After taking the
Internet Survival Kit, students still worry about security and privacy issues. We’ll discuss worms, adware, spyware, cookies,
webbugs, and other vulnerabilities. We’ll review the choices for anti-virus programs, firewalls, popup and adware blockers
and Windows XP critical updates to protect you and your computer. Wi-Fi and home wireless network concerns and
solutions will be discussed as well as filter programs to control objectionable content. Connecting to the internet makes
us vulnerable to a whole range of nasty intrusions. Learning to take reasonable precautions against each type of exposure
can greatly reduce the risks. A $15 textbook fee is payable to the instructor. Taught by Debbie Chavez.
Resident: $85         Non-resident: $95                                   Wilton High School Room 6

MICROSOFT WORKS-Database & Mail Merge
Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
2 Sessions          A. Thursday & Friday, March 8 & 9                 9:00am-12:00pm
                    B. Thursday & Friday, April 12 & 13               9:00am-12:00pm
Tired of hand addressing those holiday greetings and party invitations? Frustrated with Word label and database functions
or overwhelmed with Access? Good news. There is an easier way. Works, included as standard software with most new
computers, includes a simple yet powerful database that will do it all and it’s easy to learn. We will explore its wide
range of applications, including name/address/phone/email lists, CD collection lists, inventory valuation lists for moving
or insurance, wedding invitation/gift lists and more. Create your own lists and expand them according to your own
dynamic requirements for years to come. Then personalize your correspondence with mail merge. Works database is
the best choice for home users and beginners. Taught by Debbie Chavez.
Resident: $155 Non-resident: $165                                     Wilton High School Room 6

  Microsoft Office 2003 Classes Our office application classes are now taught using
  Microsoft Office 2003, the industry standard and the world’s best-selling office suite, which integrates
  intelligent applications with the power of the internet. It is designed to help you get organized, get con-
  nected, and get professional results with ease. These classes are also appropriate for people using
  Office 97, as well as Office XP or 2000.

WORD I: Creating Documents
Prerequisite: Windows XP or equivalent
3 Sessions            A. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, March 5, 6 & 7                9:00am-12:00pm
                      B. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, April 23, 24 & 26              7:00-10:00pm                                Register by fax
                      C. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 2, 3 & 4                 9:00am-12:00pm                              24 hours a day!
Create letters, memos, resumes, and other text documents with this powerful, yet easy-to-learn word processing program
that sets the standard for all others. Learn to create, save, open, edit and print documents. Enhance documents by varying       203.834.7697
font sizes, types, and applying bold, underline or italics. Become familiar with formatting commands by setting margins,          We accept
paper size, orientation, page numbers, indents, bulleted lists, tabs and tables. Use Word’s spell checker, thesaurus, grammar     MasterCard
checker and help function as well as the format painter, and auto features. Taught by Pam Barnet & Debbie Chavez.
                                                                                                                                   and Visa.
Resident: $250 Non-resident: $265                                          Wilton High School Room 6


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    WORD II: Refined Document Formats
    Prerequisite: Microsoft Word I or equivalent
    3 Sessions          A. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 3, 4 & 5            9:00am-12:00pm
                        B. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 30, May 2 & 3 7:00-10:00pm
                        C. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 16, 17 & 18            9:00am-12:00pm
    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 Pam Barnet & Debbie Chavez.
    Resident: $250 Non-resident: $265                                   Wilton High School Room 6

    POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS – Introduction
    Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
    2 Sessions           A. Monday & Tuesday, March 12 & 13              9:00am-12:00pm
                         B. Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10 & 11           9:00am-12:00pm
                         C. Monday & Tuesday, May 7 & 8                  7:00-10:00pm
    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 and Evan Barnet.
    Resident: $170 Non-resident: $180                                    Wilton High School Room 6

    EXCEL SPREADSHEETS — INTRODUCTION
    Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
    3 Sessions          A. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, February 26, 27 & March 1             7:00-10:00pm
                        B. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 14, 15 & 16                   9:00am-12:00pm
                        C. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, April 23, 24 & 25                    9:00am-12:00pm
                        D. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday May 14, 16 & 17                       7:00-10:00pm
    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 Pam Barnet and Debbie Chavez.
    Resident: $250 Non-resident: $265                                    Wilton High School Room 6

    EXCEL — ADVANCED SPREADSHEET FUNCTIONS
    Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent
    3 Sessions             Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 3, 4 & 5               7:00-10:00pm
    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. You will 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 Evan Barnet.
    Resident: $250 Non-resident: $265                                        Wilton High School Room 6

    ACCESS DATABASE - INTRODUCTION
    Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
    3 Sessions           Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, March 27, 28 & 29 7:00-10:00pm
    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 Evan Barnet.
    Resident: $275 Non-resident: $290                                      Wilton High School Room 6


      **DON’T WAIT TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES!** Class offerings depend on minimum enrollments.
      Don’t take a chance that your class may be cancelled or filled — ENROLL TODAY!


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PUBLISHER — INTRODUCTION
Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
3 Sessions          A. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, March 19, 20 & 21 9:00am-12:00pm
                    B. Thursday, Friday & Monday, May 10, 11 & 14              9:00am-12:00pm
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: $250 Non-resident: $265                                     Wilton High School Room 6

WEB PAGE DESIGN
Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
1 Session           Wednesday, February 28                         7:00-10:00pm
Would you like to have your own website to show off to friends and family? How about a site to advertise and market
your business? You don’t need to know programming languages such as HTML or JAVA to build your own website.
Learn the basics for setting up your domain name, finding a web hosting provider and designing your site. Our instructor
will introduce you to the basics of creating your site using WYSIWIG tools. You’ll also find out what it takes to have
your website published and maintained on the Internet. Taught by Evan Barnet.
Resident: $100 Non-resident: $110                                  Wilton High School Room 6

OUTLOOK 2003
2 Sessions          A. Tuesday & Thursday, February 13 & 15          7:00-10:00pm
                    B. Tuesday & Thursday, March 6 & 8               1:00-4:00pm
                    C. Tuesday & Thursday, April 10 & 12             7:00-10:00pm
                    D. Monday & Wednesday, April 30 & May 2 1:00-4:00pm
Using Outlook 2003 software, you will learn to communicate by email. Upon completion of this course, students will
be able to create and receive email 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 Pam Barnet.
Resident: $200 Non-resident: $210                                    Wilton High School Room 6

D I G I TAL PHOTOGRAPHY See “FINE ARTS” section

BASIC PHOTOSHOP
It may be helpful to take Introduction to Digital Photography prior to this class (see Fine Arts section).
4 Sessions          Wednesdays, March 7-28                            7:00-9:00pm
This is an introductory course in the understanding and use of Photoshop to manipulate and enhance digital images.
This 8-hour class is broken up into four 2-hour sessions. Topics include: the essentials, i.e., pixels, resolution and file
sizes and the workspace 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 and saving and printing.
Location is the home studio of Lawry Frank, instructor. (Directions will be sent.) During Lawry’s twenty-year career in
photography he has served clients in the advertising, corporate and editorial fields. If you have a laptop with Photoshop
software, please let our registrar know and bring it to class. Hurry to register; class maximum: 8 students.
Resident: $300 Non-resident: $315                                     Off-site Home Studio

PHOTOSHOP II
Prerequisite: Basic Photoshop
4 Sessions          Wednesdays, April 4-May 2                         7:00-9:00pm
We will refine and build on our understanding and use of this comprehensive software program increasing our ability
to manipulate and enhance digital images to a higher level. This 8-hour class is broken up into four 2-hour sessions.
Topics include: contrast shadow & highlighting, why use layers, drag and drop, working with type, locking layers, layer
masks, adjustment layers, blend modes and opacity, clipping masks, layer tips, and other more sophisticated tools.
Location is the home studio of Lawry Frank, instructor. (Directions will be sent.) If you have a laptop with Photoshop
software, please let our registrar know and bring it to class. Hurry to register; class maximum: 8 students.
Resident: $300 Non-resident: $315                                     Off-site Home Studio



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    SMILE! USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
    Prerequisite: Windows XP or equivalent
    1 Session            A. Monday, February 26                            1:00-4:00pm
                         B. Tuesday, March 6                               7:00-10:00pm
    In this course, students will need to bring their cameras for a workshop-style course. Topics covered include understanding
    digital imaging, taking digital pictures, downloading the images, and finding creative ways to use your images in
    PowerPoint and emails. You will also learn about image management techniques and storage ideas. Instructor Evan Barnet.
    Resident: $75        Non-resident: $85                                 Wilton High School Room 6

    ADOBE DREAMWEAVER MX
    Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
    2 Sessions           Monday & Wednesday, March 5 & 7                   7:00-10:00pm
    In this course, students will learn basic concepts about the internet & the world wide web, how to publish a site, navigate
    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 Evan Barnet.
    Resident: $300 Non-resident: $310                                      Wilton High School Room 6

    ADOBE FLASH MX
    Pre-requisite: Microsoft Windows XP or equivalent
    2 Sessions           Wednesday & Thursday, May 9 & 10                           7:00-10:00pm
    This is a hands-on course that will introduce you to the basics of creating objects and animating in Macromedia’s Flash
    MX. You will explore the basics of Flash, including tools and features, and you’ll create different types of animations.
    Finally, you will publish material for the web. Instructor, Evan Barnet.
    Resident: $300 Non-resident: $310                                      Wilton High School Room 6

    SELLING WITH ONLINE AUCTIONS
    Pre-requisite: Fluency using the Internet and email
    2 Sessions           Wednesdays, February 28 & March 7                           7:15-8:45pm
    Whether you have an attic full of items you would like to sell, have an urge to try your hand at selling or think you might
    want to start a business selling online, here’s your chance to learn what you need to in order to get started. In addition
    to the research that will help you position and price your items, you’ll learn about creation of digital images, preparation
    of auction listings, communication with prospective buyers, collection of payments, packaging and shipping, and how
    to deal with problems along the way. Our aim is to help you become successful. Taught by Russell Wayne.
    Resident: $50        Non-resident: $60                                 Middlebrook School

    EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT SHOPPING ONLINE
    Pre-requisite: Fluency using the Internet and email
    2 Sessions           Wednesdays, March 14 & 21                       7:15-8:45pm
    More and more people are shopping online these days. No wonder. It’s fun, selections are better and prices are often
    lower; sometimes a lot lower. Hard to find things can be easy to find without leaving your home. Once you learn how
    to locate what you want, get the best price and deal with merchants you can trust, you will be ready to use your shopping
    time more enjoyably and effectively. Whether you are looking for clothing, electronics, books or what-have-you, this
    course is for you. In two entertaining sessions, we cover all the basics, including lots of tips about auctions and travel
    deals. Taught by Russell Wayne, an investment professional who moonlights as an eBay® Trading Assistant.
    Resident: $50        Non-resident: $60                               Middlebrook School


      Online Courses Available in Windows Tips & Tricks, Word and Excel. Learn from home
      on the web on your own time. Cost is $40 for 30-day access per course. Requirements include a mod-
      ern computer with speakers; Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher; high-speed internet access (i.e. DSL,
      Cable or other broadband service) and a valid email account. Call our office for more details.




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



Sports & Recreation

QIGONG & MEDITAT I O N
8 Sessions           Thursdays, March 15-May 10                       7:00-8:30pm
Qigong is the mother of all Chinese exercise and is the basis for Chinese acupuncture, T’ai Chi, meditation and martial
arts. Through Qigong we can learn to open and strengthen the body both internally and externally which can enhance
our health, increase our overall awareness and decrease stress. These exercises and meditations can range from very
gentle to physically demanding. This class will offer detailed and practical instruction on basic exercises, meditation and
self-massage for overall well-being. Taught by Deborah Schick, who has studied and taught Qigong for many years.
Resident: $100 Non-resident: $115                                     Driscoll School Old Gym

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

GOLF I
5 Sessions          Tuesdays, March 6-April 3                          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. This class fills up fast…
register now!
Resident: $155 Non-resident: $170                                      Wilton High School Fieldhouse

GOLF II
5 Sessions          Tuesdays, March 6-April 3                        8:30-9:30pm
For Golf I graduates or golfers who have been playing for a while, but want to be more consistent. Learn theory, physics
and ball flight laws. Understanding the results of your shot will help you correct the cause or fault. Taught by Jim
Montanaro.
Resident: $155 Non-Resident: $170                                    Wilton High School Fieldhouse




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                  BASIC BOATING/PWC COURSE
                  9 Sessions           Tuesdays, February 13-April 24                      7:00-9:00pm
                  This boating course, presented by the Norwalk Sail & Power Squadron and the U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS), teaches
                  the fundamentals of safe boating for operators of sail and powerboats and fulfills the education requirement for the
                  CT Safe Boating Certificate. Topics include equipping and operating a vessel, basic boat handling and seamanship,
                  charts and course plotting, marine radio, navigation rules and aids, nautical knots and boat trailering. Students can purchase
                  the required USPS text, plotting tool and dividers at the first class for $50. PWC education requirements available in
                  additional session. Please bring a piece of rope (about 6 feet) to class for knot-tying. A 1/2” laid or braided nylon rope
                  is available at marine stores.
                  Fee: $25                                                                 Middlebrook School

                  T’AI CHI
                  10 Sessions          Wednesdays, February 28-May 9                   7:00-8:15pm
                  T’ai Chi is a series of slow, relaxed movements designed to promote health and relaxation. It is appropriate for all ages
                  as a form of exercise, moving meditation and martial art. This class is for all levels but primarily for beginners or for
                  those who want to get a good grounding in the fundamentals. Wear loose clothing and flat shoes or slippers. Myles
                  MacVane began his study of T’ai Chi in 1968 and has studied under many grand masters. He has been teaching since
                  1973, and looks forward to sharing his love of T’ai Chi with others.
                  Resident: $125 Non-resident: $140                                    Driscoll School Old Gym

                  YOGA FOR MANAGING STRESS
                  8 Sessions          Tuesdays, March 6-May 1                         7:30-8:45pm
                  Most of us do more for others than we do for ourselves. As a result, we end up accumulating stresses in our lives that
                  can be difficult or even impossible to manage. The practice of yoga can help you cope with the pressures of stress,
                  allowing you to rediscover your center and reconnect with what’s important. Yoga has been described as a form of
                  exercise, a moving meditation, and a way to find peace and relaxation. In this class, we will practice the fundamentals:
                  body alignment, breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas), and simple meditation. Come experience how yoga can
                  improve your health and lighten the weight of stress in your life. Taught by Trina Wong, whose practice of yoga has
                  helped her balance commitments and manage multiple stresses in her life. She is a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga
                  Alliance and received certification from Lotus Gardens Yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and beach-size towel.
                  Resident: $100 Non-resident: $115                                   Driscoll School Blue Core

                  FENCING
                  If you’re not sure which fencing class to register for, sign up and a demo at the first session will help you decide.
                  Scheduled closings for Continuing Education are not followed.
                  10 Sessions         Week of April 2
                                      Mondays (Sabre)                                  7:30-9:30pm
                                      Wednesdays (Foil Fencing)                        7:00-9:00pm
                                      Fridays* (Modern Epee)                           7:30-9:30pm
                  This course, taught by Tom Ciccarone and associates, is designed for the novice to intermediate fencer and may be
                  used for recreational activity or as a steppingstone to competitive fencing. Equipment is provided. Open fencing after
                  each session is available at no extra charge. Students can expect to get hands-on fencing experience in this course.
                  Class will be held at the Candlewood Fencing Center, 272 White Street, Danbury. Tom is a member of the CT Division
                  of the U.S. Fencing Association, and was former head coach of fencing at Sacred Heart University.
                  IMPORTANT NOTE: Membership to the U.S. Fencing Association must be purchased on the first night of class for a
                  fee of $50. This is for a one-year membership and covers the cost of membership, insurance and American Fencing
                  magazine. Checks should be made payable to USFA; this fee is not included in your registration fee.
                  Resident: $140 Non-resident: $155                                    Off-site Fencing Center

                  E A R LY EVENING YOGA (Hatha-Physical)
                  8 Sessions           Wednesdays, March 7-May 2                      6:30-8:30pm
Register by fax   Yoga is a system of postures that allow you the opportunity to develop self-confidence, to acquire energy by enhancing
                  circulation, and to recondition the body. Reduce stress through the integration of body, mind and spirit. Wear loose,
24 hours a day!   comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat. Newcomers are welcome. Treat yourself to two hours of relaxation. We
 203.834.7697     are thrilled to welcome back Pat Reichert who is a respected & popular yoga instructor with years of teaching experience
  We accept       in Fairfield County. Hurry to sign up; class size is limited.
                  Resident: $160 Non-resident: $175                                   Miller School Lower Yellow Core
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INDOOR TENNIS AT FOUR SEASONS TENNIS CLUB
6 Sessions          Sundays, March 4-April 8
                    A. Beginners                                       5:00-6:30pm
                    B. Intermediates                                   6:30-8:00pm
This is an opportunity for beginner & intermediate students to play indoors at this beautiful facility in Wilton. Our instructor
is Glen Englander*. There is a maximum of six students so hurry to register!
Resident: $185 Non-resident: $200                                      Four Seasons Tennis Club, Route 7, Wilton

TENNIS: BEGINNER
6 Sessions            A. Tuesdays, April 3-May 15                      7:00-8:30pm
                      B. Tuesdays, April 3-May 15                      8:30-10:00pm
                      C. Thursdays, April 5-May 17                     7:00-8:30pm
Emphasis is placed on basic stroke development involving fundamentals of grip, footwork, proper swings and movement
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. Make-ups
will be limited to two classes. These will be arranged on an individual basis with the instructor at already scheduled
classes. A RED sign posted at the courts 15 minutes before class (6:45pm for 7pm class; 8:15pm for 8:30pm class)
will indicate class is cancelled. No sign: class is on. Taught by Glen Englander*. Limit: 8 students.
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                      Outdoor Tennis Courts, Rt.7

TENNIS: INTERMEDIAT E
For players with some playing experience.
6 Sessions          A. Wednesdays, April 4-May 16                        7:00-8:30pm
                    B. Wednesdays, April 4-May 16                        8:30-10:00pm
                    C. Thursdays, April 5-May 17                         8:30-10:00pm
Emphasis will be on 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. Location: Outdoor ten-
nis courts, Route 7. Please note that in case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. Make-ups will be limited to
two classes. These will be arranged on an individual basis with the instructor at already scheduled classes. A RED sign
posted at the courts 15 minutes before class (6:45pm for 7pm class; 8:15pm for 8:30pm class) will indicate class is
cancelled. No sign: class is on. Taught by Glen Englander*. Limit: 8 students.
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                        Outdoor Tennis Courts, Rt.7
*Our tennis instructor, Glen Englander, has been teaching in our program for over ten years and has been teaching
professionally in the area for over 25 years.

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

KICK BOXING
8 Sessions         A. Tuesdays, February 27-April 17                  7:00-8:00pm
                   B. Mondays, February 26-April 16                   8:00-9:00pm
Forget the fads. Calasanz has been teaching the popular art of kick boxing long before it became fashionable. Learn
the proper way to exercise, stretch, kick, block and punch while developing your endurance. This practical course focuses
on the aerobic, self-defense and physical aspects of kick boxing training without the brutality. Required course
material is Calasanz’s exercise book, “Creating the Body You Want.” ($20 fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                     Calasanz Studios

AEROBIC ISOLATION AND ISOMETRIC
8 Sessions         A. Sundays, March 4-April 22                  11:00am-12:00pm
                   B. Sundays March 4-April 22                   11:00am-12:00pm
Master the method that produces a strong, flexible and healthy body. The PERFECT FIT™ course, a division of
CALASANZ, is a popular training program that emphasizes a unique blend of body conditioning, aerobic training, martial
arts, dance exercises and deep breathing techniques. A great way to get in shape. Required course material is
Calasanz’s exercise book, “Creating the Body You Want.” ($20 fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                Calasanz Studios



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     AMERICAN BOXING – under the CALASANZ SYSTEM
     8 Sessions         A. Mondays, February 26-April 16                7:00-8:00pm
                        B. Fridays, March 2-April 20                    7:00-8:00pm
     Get in shape and learn to pack a punch. This course focuses on the self-defense and conditioning aspects of American
     Boxing. Learn how to train like a boxer to improve your overall health and fitness. Learn how to shadow box and use
     equipment such as punching and speed bags. This is a non-contact recreational course and is suitable for all adults.
     Required course material is Calasanz’s exercise book, “Creating the Body You Want.” ($20 fee payable to Calasanz at
     the 1st class.)
     Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                  Calasanz Studios

     STREET SURV I V O R
     8 Sessions           A. Wednesdays, February 28-April 18                 7:00-8:00pm
                          B. Wednesdays, February 28-April 18                 8:00-9:00pm
     Be a survivor. Learn an effective and practical method of self-defense! The STREET SURVIVOR was initially designed
     by Calasanz for law enforcement and security professionals. The course has been expanded so that anyone can learn
     the STREET SURVIVOR method to protect themselves. STREET SURVIVOR does away with fancy techniques that
     have no real life application. This course emphasizes a series of effective self-defense techniques that teach you to
     aim at the most vulnerable parts of an attacker’s body and break away safely. Each defensive move is mastered through
     repetition and practical application so that you learn to automatically react in a real life situation. Students also participate
     in body conditioning and aerobic endurance exercises that promote health and physical fitness. Required course material
     is Calasanz’s exercise book, “Creating the Body You Want.” ($20 fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)
     Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                        Calasanz Studios

     WING-CHUN (KUNG-FU)
     8 Sessions          A. Saturdays, March 3-April 21                 10:00-11:00am
                         B. Saturdays, March 3-April 21                 10:00-11:00am
     Wing Chun is a graceful and powerful style of the ancient art of Kung-fu. It is the only martial art created by a woman.
     The late Bruce Lee studied this system which he later incorporated into many of his movies. Now you can learn the
     fundamentals of the Wing Chun system and how to apply those techniques in self-defense situations. You will also
     learn how to practice these techniques on the WOODEN DUMMY, a training device that popularized the Wing Chun
     system. This class is recommended for beginners and for students who have a background in the martial arts and wish
     to learn the fundamentals of a new martial art. Required course material is Calasanz’s exercise book, “Creating the
     Body You Want.” ($20 fee payable to Calasanz at the 1st class.)
     Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                  Calasanz Studios



     Dance
       Dancing for Dummies…Two left feet? We’ll Make them Right!

     SMOOTH DANCING
     10 Sessions          Wednesdays, February 28-May 9                  7:30-8:30pm
     You’ll learn to Foxtrot (slow dance), Waltz (the wedding dance), and Tango (the romantic dance).
     Taught by Richard Casson, our expert instructor who is as light on his feet as Fred Astaire!
     Resident: $150/couple Non-resident: $165/couple                     Driscoll School Gymnasium

     RHYTHM DANCING
     10 Sessions       Wednesdays, February 28-May 9               8:30-9:30pm
     Be exotic as you dance the Rumba, come alive with Swing and make it happen with the Cha Cha!
     Resident: $150/couple Non-resident: $165/couple               Driscoll School Gymnasium

     S A L S A / TA N G O
     10 Sessions        Thursdays, March 1-May 10                             7:30-8:30pm
     Be hot! Be cool! Join us for some Latin dancing excitement.
     Resident: $150/couple Non-resident: $165/couple                          Driscoll School Gymnasium




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BALLROOM for Experienced Dancers
10 Sessions         Thursdays, March 1-May 10                        8:30-9:30pm
Name the dance. Richard Casson will focus on any and all ballroom dances. Students who want to learn new steps, as
well as study style and technique will find this an exciting and rewarding experience.
Resident: $150/couple Non-resident: $165/couple                      Driscoll School Gymnasium

BEYOND THE BASICS-Ballroom Dance
10 Sessions         Tuesdays, February 27-May 8                     7:30-9:00pm
If you’ve taken basic ballroom lessons and feel ready to move on to the next level, this is the class for you. Learn some
new steps along with tips on style and technique. Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Swing, Tango and others will be
taught as time allows. Taught by Marilee Tremlett, our Ginger Rogers!
Resident: $210/couple Non-resident: $225/couple                     Driscoll School Gymnasium
Instructors Marilee Tremlett and Richard Casson have taught rhythm and dance for over 35 years. Come and see
why they are so popular!

B E L LY DANCING
7 Sessions          Thursdays, March 1-April 12                      7:00-8:30pm
This beautiful and ancient art form provides a marvelous way to shape up while following in the tradition of
Scheherazade. Taught in the classic Egyptian style, this dance of the Pharaohs will make you feel energized, toned and
beautiful. Taught by Jeylan, featuring an eclectic selection of music.
Resident: $110 Non-resident: $125                                    Miller School Cafeteria

IRISH DANCING
6 Sessions           Wednesdays, March 7-April 11                    7:00-9:00pm
Join the craze for Irish Dancing. It’s lots of fun…and great exercise, too! Wear comfortable shoes. Taught by Kathleen
Mulkerin, who has been teaching for many years all over Connecticut. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn and
the fun you’ll have.
Resident: $75        Non-resident: $90                               Middlebrook School



Hobbies & Crafts

THE BASICS OF BEADED JEWELRY
1 Session           Monday, April 30                                   7:00-9:30pm
Spend an evening tapping into your creative side while you design, assemble and take home a uniquely beautiful beaded
bracelet and pair of earrings. A rainbow of colors in glass, crystal and semi-precious stone beads, and sterling silver
components, will inspire you; your imagination will soar. Under the guidance of our experienced jewelry designer, you’ll
learn how to use basic jewelry hand tools and gain the skill and techniques to allow you to continue making jewelry on
your own. Call a friend and sign up fast for this fantastically fun class. A $25 materials fee (cash or check, please) is
payable to the instructor. Maggie Birch is a jewelry designer whose work can be found on display throughout Fairfield
County. She is the owner of A Wing and A Prayer handcrafting. (Please be prompt in order to complete your project.)
Resident: $45       Non-resident: $55                                  Middlebrook School

AN EVENING FOR EARRINGS
1 Session           Monday, May 7                                      7:00-9:00pm
Spend an evening constructing earrings you create yourself. You’ll choose from a wide variety of unusually beautiful
beads and other supplies to fashion the style you want. Try different designs, experiment with color and plan on having
fun. Sign up with a friend or come by yourself and meet new people while learning new skills. Previous knowledge of
wire wrapping is helpful, but not necessary. Supplies for one pair is $12 (cash or check, please) payable to the instructor
at class. (Additional pairs: $7) Taught by Maggie Birch.
Resident: $38       Non-resident: $48                                  Middlebrook School



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


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     Q U I LT I N G
     8 Sessions           Thursdays, March 15-May 10                           6:45-9:00pm
     Have you ever gazed in wonder at a gorgeous quilt and thought, “I could never do that.” Well, don’t be so sure; this class
     will show you how to get started. Alice Garrard has won national awards, been exhibited throughout the US, Europe
     and Japan, and now she will teach you, step-by-step, the fundamentals of this popular American art form. You will
     explore the basic skills of fabric selection, rotary cutting, appliqué, piecing, paper-piecing, quilting and binding. You will
     also learn how to construct a variety of different quilt blocks and, by the end of your 8-week session, you will have created
     your own lovely wall or lap quilt. With these basic skills you can then expand into a variety of more challenging patterns.
     (Familiarity with a sewing machine is desirable, but not essential.) Class size is limited so hurry to enroll!
     Resident: $125 Non-resident: $140                                         Middlebrook School

     BEGINNER BRIDGE
     8 Sessions           Mondays, February 26-May 7                      7:00-9:00pm
     Have you been away from the bridge table for years and would like to get active playing once again? Are you currently
     playing a simple game of bridge and would like to become more competitive or improve your skill level? Class is under
     the direction of certified American Contract Bridge League instructor, Lynn Condon, a director and Silver Life Master.
     Building on a totally beginner class, this 8-week session will have one hour of card play with pre-dealt hands, followed
     by a discussion of the bidding and defensive play that achieves optimum results. The goal is to strengthen confidence
     and experience in players who have previously taken a basic beginner course. Come with your favorite partner, or meet
     a player here and work on your game. A materials fee of $3 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
     Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                    Middlebrook School

     WOODWORKING
     10 Sessions         Tuesdays, February 27-May 8                         7:00-9:00pm
     Use your creative skills to build a piece of furniture such as a table, shelf or lamp. Each student will work on a portable
     wood project and learn the fundamental processes of the machines, common joints, gluing and other techniques. Class
     is limited to 10 students. Our instructor, Jim Abbott teaches woodworking for the Wilton Public Schools. *A materials
     fee of $15 is payable upon registration.
     Resident: $170 *plus above Non-resident: $185 *plus above               Middlebrook School

     P E R S I A N / O R I E N TAL RUG MAKING
     8 Sessions        Thursdays, March 1-April 26                    7:00-9:00pm
     Join Babs Liverant and learn to make authentic reproductions of Persian/Oriental rugs. Students need no previous
     knowledge or experience. There are many colors and designs to choose from which are primarily from museum pieces.
     Tools/supplies to create your rug may be purchased from the instructor. Costs (determined by size) can be
     approximately $100-$800. An appraisal of a rug costing $150-$200 to make is valued at approximately $1,200-
     $1,500 upon completion. Babs has over 20 years of teaching experience!
     Resident: $130 Non-resident: $145                                Middlebrook School

     P E R S I A N / O R I E N TAL RUG MAKING-Level II
     Prerequisite: Persian/Oriental Rug Making
     8 Sessions          Thursdays, March 1-April 26                     7:00-9:00pm
     If you have already taken Babs’ class in Persian/Oriental Rug Making and you would like to bring your unfinished rug
     to work on with other students, sign up for Level II. Babs will be available to ‘refresh’ your skills and you’ll be able to
     finish your beautiful project.
     Resident: $65       Non-resident: $80                               Middlebrook School

     KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS
     10 Sessions           Wednesdays, February 28-May 9                        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. Class size
     is limited; this one fills fast, register now! A supply fee of $8 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
     Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                          Middlebrook School



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KNITTING FOR INTERMEDIAT E S
10 Sessions        Tuesdays, February 27-May 8                      7:00-9:00pm
Make your own fantasy sweater with cables, colors, different yarns…let’s be creative. Maggie has a super jacket project
she would love to share with you, or you can work on your own creation. This is a very popular class with a limit of 16
students. Don’t be disappointed; register now. A supply fee of $8 is payable to our instructor, Maggie Flynn, at the first
class.
Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                   Middlebrook School

KNITTING SOS (Save Our Sweaters!)
4 Sessions            Wednesdays, March 28-April 25                       7:00-9:00pm
For those who already have basic knitting skills, learn how to identify and correct a variety of mistakes and salvage any
project in trouble. Learn how to shorten or lengthen sleeves, alter sweater length, modify collars or ribbings for a more
comfortable fit, fix holes and make other minor repairs. Feel free to bring in current (or long neglected) projects in need
of help. Whether or not you have a project in trouble, this class can help you. A materials fee of $3 is payable to the
instructor at the first class. Please bring a 6x6 inch swatch knit in stockinette stitch in a worsted weight wool (or purchase
from the instructor for $5). Your swatch will be the canvas where you will work several techniques in class. Our instructor,
Cindy Zaref, is an accomplished knitter and designer who has spent many years customizing patterns and creating
original designs for private commission.
Resident: $60         Non-resident: $75                                   Middlebrook School



Fine Arts

DONNA DEWBERRY’S™ ONE STROKE PAINTING — Beginner Decorative Painting
5 Sessions          Tuesdays, March 13-April 10                        7:00-9:30pm
Learn the basics of this popular method of decorative painting. This is a comprehensive class devoted to basic technique.
You can learn to paint the Donna Dewberry way even if you have never painted before. The stroke work you learn can
be used in any form of painting. You will learn to double load your brush and when you paint, you will highlight and
shadow in “one stroke.” You will use 7 basic strokes to paint several different flowers, vines, leaves and butterflies. Two
projects will be taken home. The supply fee of $38 is payable to the instructor at the first class. The fee includes
required Donna Dewberry Brushes (10 pack), 2 project surfaces, Donna’s workbook, brush basin, and 8 bottles of
paint. Be sure to register early. These classes are very popular and fill quickly. The gifts you’ll be able to make on your
own are endless. Instructor, Carol Butlin is a Donna Dewberry Certified One Stroke Instructor.
Resident: $200 Non-resident: $215                                      Middlebrook School

DONNA DEWBERRY’S™ PAINTING ON GLASS
3 Sessions          Tuesdays, April 24-May 8                        7:00-9:30pm
Have fun painting One Stroke on GLASS! This great surface needs no preparation. This class is a follow-up to the
basic class above. Basic knowledge of the 7 strokes is very helpful. We’ll paint flowers and leaves on glass ornaments
and you’ll even learn how to paint lace. Supply fee is $28 and includes glass enamel brushes (10 pack) and surfaces.
Instructor, Carol Butlin is a Donna Dewberry Certified One Stroke Instructor.
Resident: $125 Non-resident: $140                                   Middlebrook School                                            Latex
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS
2 Sessions          Mondays, March 12 & 19                            7:00-9:00pm
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For those thinking of taking the digital plunge or those who have recently transitioned to digital from film, this two-session
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demonstration-style class is designed for beginners. We will contrast the differences of digital capture to film, while          students with
presenting an overview of the various levels of camera choice and functions, from point and shoot to digital single lens             allergies.
reflex cameras. We will demonstrate camera operation, capture formats, downloading images from camera or card                        NO latex
reader and a brief overview of image management including image resizing, retouching and manipulation with Adobe                     gloves or
Photoshop. Finally, we will discuss saving and storing images (archiving), as well as sharing your pictures via email or         latex balloons
print from your computer. (This is not a “hands-on” class.) Taught by Lawry Frank. Classes will be held in the instructor’s      are permitted
home studio. (Directions will be sent.) A fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the first class.                                    in
Resident: $120 Non-resident: $130                                     Off-site Home Studio                                        Middlebrook
                                                                                                                                      School.
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     D I G I TAL PHOTOGRAPHY-Level II
     2 Sessions           Mondays, April 23 & 30                           7:00-9:00pm
     Our objective in this course is to help you make better photos in the new digital era. We will try to demystify the technical
     goblygook into easily understandable language explaining why making photos should be as simple as making toast.
     We’ll review basic camera controls, shutter speeds and aperture, and their affect on depth of field and the rendering
     of motion. You’ll get ten tips and tricks to employ when shooting. We’ll explain the use of the digital photographer’s best
     friend, the histogram, and JPEG vs. Camera RAW. We’ll introduce digital workflow from capture to print and digital editing
     to refine, enhance, change and combine images which are all reasons why you should be shooting digitally. We’ll
     explore the relationship of technique and aesthetics using the “how’d they do that” method of viewing and critiquing
     photos we have made and those we’d like to emulate. Bring in your camera(s) and samples of imagery you’ve made,
     as well as favorites from books or magazines, to the first class. Taught by Lawry Frank. Classes will be held in the
     instructor’s home studio. (Directions will be sent.) A fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
     Resident: $120 Non-resident: $130                                     Off-site Home Studio

     CERAMICS ON THE WHEEL
     8 Sessions          Tuesdays, March 6-May 8* (no class 3/20)           7:00-9:30pm
     Ever taken a pottery class? For absolute beginners, as well as those with experience, come to the studio and explore
     all things clay. Wheel throwing as well as hand building instruction is taught. White earthenware clay is used. Taught by
     Karen Ford who has 10 years of teaching experience. Her award-winning porcelain work has been shown nationwide
     and can be seen in galleries and museum shops including AsiaStore at Asia Society, Brookfield Craft Center and the
     Silvermine Guild. Come for evenings of fun and creativity. Share the joy and magic of clay. Wear washable clothes and
     bring your sense of humor. A materials and firing fee of $85 is payable to the instructor.
     Resident: $200 Non-resident: $215                                      Wilton High School

     WATERCOLOR PA I N T I N G
     6 Sessions            Thursdays, March 1-April 5                          6:45-9:15pm
     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 140lb Arches cold-press watercolor paper, 2-3 sheets cut into quarters, a plastic palette (John Pike is recommended),
     HB drawing pencils and watercolor brushes: 2 flat, medium round, small round, and any paints you have. A complete
     supply list will be distributed at the first class. Our instructor is Teresa Ringkamp, B.F.A. SUNY Purchase, School of Art
     and Design. She has also studied in Florence, Italy and is a freelance artist who teaches and exhibits throughout
     Fairfield County. Teresa watercolor painted the garden plan on our cover.
     Residents: $135 Non-resident: $150                                        Middlebrook School

     CARTOONING FOR GROWN-UPS
     4 Sessions           Mondays, March 5-April 9                         7:00-9:00pm
     Enter the world of cartooning (it’s not just for kids). Create your own characters, learn about animae, work in ink and
     color too. In class you will make comic panels and design as you create a unique form of storytelling. Learn from the
     art of doodling and develop your own personal style. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
     Lisa Arnold is an illustrator and painter who taught at Parsons School of Design and the Silvermine School of Art.
     Resident: $80        Non-resident: $95                                Middlebrook School

     U N D E R S TANDING AND EVA L U ATING ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
     3 Sessions          Tuesdays, May 1-15                              7:30-9:00pm
     In this “Antiques Roadshow-style” workshop, you will explore the nature and workings of the antiques and collectibles
     marketplace. You will learn the terms and periods known and used by dealers, auctioneers and collectors. Three small
     items (or photographs) may be brought to class for appraisal (no firearms or weapons of any kind permitted). Dr. Jay
     St. Mark has over 30 years of experience as a dealer, appraiser, collector and show promoter of antiques. He has lec-
     tured and published articles about antiques and conducts many appraisal fund-raisers throughout Connecticut. Sign
     up quickly; this one is popular!
     Resident: $80       Non-resident: $95                               Middlebrook School



                                         Gift Certificates…
               …to an Adult Education class are a great way to wish someone special
              greetings or say thank you! Call the Wilton Continuing Education Office
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Home & Garden

D E C O R ATIVE PAINTING I
1 Session             Saturday, March 3                                Promptly at 9:00am-2:15pm
Decorative painting techniques offer a variety of classic, timeless finishes that can enhance many different surfaces
throughout a home. In this hands-on workshop, home owners and professional painters can learn the following techniques
which will be done on sample boards: sponging, combing, several types of glazing and a one-color faux marble. No
experience is necessary. Your teacher, Nancy Hyon is an experienced decorative painter and has taught this art to many
students with great success. The supply fee of $40 (cash, please) is payable to the instructor. Students will receive a
list of supplies to bring to the first class. Because we use oil-based paints, it is not recommended for pregnant women.
Please bring lunch.
Resident: $110 Non-resident: $120                                      Wilton High School

D E C O R ATIVE PAINTING II
1 Session           Saturday, March 10                                  Promptly at 9:00am-2:15pm
Learn the decorative painting techniques of crackle, gold-leafing, antique/distressed finish and hand-painting of a
design element. No experience is necessary although it helps to have taken Decorative Painting I. Home do-it-your-
selfers or professional painters who want to expand their range of techniques will find this class to be extremely helpful.
We will do each technique on a sample board that the student will keep. The material fee of $40 (cash, please) is
payable to the instructor. Students will receive a list of supplies to bring to the first class. Because we use oil paints, it
is not recommended for pregnant women. Class size is limited; call a friend and sign up today! Please bring lunch.
Resident: $110 Non-resident: $120                                       Wilton High School

D E C O U PAGE ON GLASS
3 Sessions            Tuesdays, March 27-April 10                       7:30-9:30pm
Each student will use decoupage (cut and pasted color copies) to create a set of three decorative plates that can be
wall hung or used for dry goods, or a glass lamp base that can be taken to a lamp shop for wiring. Plates are often
shown in decorating magazines and sell for $50 and up; lamps commonly retail for $500 and up! Students will receive
a list of supplies to bring to the first class. A separate materials fee of $25 (cash, please) is payable to the instructor
at the first class. Taught by Nancy Hyon.
Resident: $90         Non-resident: $105                                Wilton High School

H A N D - PAINTED FLOOR CLOTHS
3 Sessions           Wednesdays, April 11-May 2                         7:30-9:30pm
Nancy Hyon, our extraordinary decorative painting instructor, will help you create a unique stenciled or hand-painted
floor cloth. Each student will make a 2’x3’ floor cloth using heavy canvas and water-based paints. The design will be a
combination of stencils and other hand-painted techniques that Nancy will demonstrate. Students will receive a list of
materials to bring to the first class. There is also a $50 (cash, please) materials fee payable to the instructor at the first
class. Sign up quickly; Nancy’s classes are always a sell-out and this class is not always offered.
Resident: $90        Non-resident: $105                                 Wilton High School

D E C O U PAGED WOOD OR META L
4 Sessions          Tuesdays, April 24 & May 15 (1 hour)              7:30-8:30pm
                    Tuesdays, May 1 & May 8 (2 hours)                 7:30-9:30pm
The craft of decoupage (cut and pasted paper) will be used to decorate either a wooden tray, box, or stool or a metal
tray or container. During the first one-hour class, students will bring in their items and learn how to properly prepare
them for decoupage. Students will receive a list of supplies and there is a materials fee of $10 (cash, please) which is
payable to the instructor at the first class. Taught by Nancy Hyon.
Resident: $90       Non-resident: $105                                Wilton High School

Wilton native, Nancy Hyon is an experienced decorative painter whose work has been pictured in the New York
Times and House Beautiful magazine. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts degree and her paintings are frequently
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     LANDSCAPING FOR BIRDS
     1 Session            Wednesday, April 11                              7:00-9:00pm
     Birds are the most visible and familiar form of wildlife, fascinating millions with their brilliant colors, varied songs, and
     entertaining behavior. By planting certain carefully selected trees and shrubs, you can create an attractive landscape
     that will encourage a wide variety of birds to visit your backyard, whether you have acres of land or just a small garden.
     Taught by Daryl Beyers, a professional landscape gardener. He has contributed articles to Horticulture magazine and
     is currently an editor with Fine Gardening magazine in Newtown, CT.
     Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                                Middlebrook School

     SPRING REJUVENAT I O N
     1 Session          Wednesday, March 21 (First day of Spring!) 7:00-9:00pm
     Renovate and rejuvenate those beds and borders. Learn a unique sequential approach to restoring garden vigor and
     appeal. Discussion will include soil maintenance, grooming, composting, watering, etc. We will answer your site-specific
     problems as well. Taught by Daryl Beyers.
     Resident: $25      Non-resident: $35                               Middlebrook School

     UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP (Beginner to Experienced)
     3 Sessions          Tuesdays, April 24-May 8                         6:30-8:15pm
     This course will cover a brief overview of upholstery techniques. Students will have fun learning on a SIMPLE chair
     they bring to class each week. Please register early since you will be mailed a list of supplies to bring. Moregan Zale’s
     upholstery business is located in Norwalk.
     Resident: $150 Non-resident: $165                                    Middlebrook School

     ADD BEAUTY TO YOUR HOME...BUILD A STONEWA L L
     1 Session           Monday, March 5                                   7:30-8:30pm
     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: $25       Non-resident: $35                                 Middlebrook School

     S TAGING YOUR HOME FOR SALE
     1 Session            Tuesday, February 27                             7:00-9:00pm
     Did you ever wish there was a magic formula for making your home look picture perfect? Now there is a new service
     called STAGING®, which will help you to perform that magic. Find out what “staging” is and how it differs from interior
     decorating. Learn successful ways to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers and some of the tricks
     of the trade. Participants are asked to bring pictures of interiors and exteriors, and plenty of questions. Taught by Lori
     Roffwarg of Design Matters in Milford, an Accredited Staging Professional®.
     Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                                Middlebrook School

     FENG-SHUI
     2 Sessions          Wednesdays, April 25 & May 2                    7:00-9:00pm
     Feng Shui is a way of arranging your home or office with furnishings, lighting and color so that your space emits a calm
     and protective feeling allowing you to be productive and happy. Our instructor, Mary Moross will teach the basics of this
     4000-year old philosophy. She recently returned from China where she witnessed these practices in ancient villages,
     buildings and Buddhist temples. Mary will share her experiences, knowledge and mysteries of feng-shui with you.
     Resident: $60       Non-resident: $70                               Middlebrook School

     HOME REMODELING – WHERE DO I STA R T ?
     1 Session             Thursday, April 12                              7:00-9:00pm
     Are you thinking of remodeling your home but don’t know where to begin? Learn general principles of effective home
     remodeling: prioritizing projects, budgeting and saving money, building code and permit requirements and finding the
     right contractor, if needed. There is a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor for handouts. Dick Vitucci has over 30
     years of experience in design and construction.
     Resident: $35         Non-resident: $45                               Middlebrook School




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KITCHEN DESIGN 101
1 Session         Thursday, April 26                                7:00-9:00pm
How do you improve your kitchen’s appearance without breaking the bank? You’ll be taught how to layout, as well as
how to shop for cabinets, appliances, and floor coverings. Various practical and functional design alternatives will be
discussed. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor. Taught by Dick Vitucci.
Resident: $35     Non-resident: $40                                 Middlebrook School

B ATHROOM DESIGN 101
1 Session            Thursday, May 3                                     7:00-9:00pm
Are you tired of the way your bathrooms look? Are they outdated? Plan bathrooms that work for you. Learn the ABC’s
of bathroom design: cabinetry, vanities, lighting, sinks, toilets, showers and floor coverings. A $5 materials fee is payable
to the instructor. Taught by Dick Vitucci.
Resident: $35        Non-resident: $40                                   Middlebrook School

HOME LANDSCAPE GARDENING: GARDEN DESIGN WORKSHOP
3 Sessions           Wednesdays, April 25-May 9                      7:00-9:00pm
Have the garden you’ve always dreamed about. Dave Gindek, professional landscape gardener from Young’s Nurseries
in Wilton, will help you to design a plan. He will educate you about what to consider before developing a plan which
will save you lots of time and money. Learn how to apply the design elements of landform, structure, plants and materials
to your property. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. Dave designed the garden plan on our cover.
Resident: $90        Non-resident: $105                              Middlebrook School

THE ART OF FLOWER ARRANGING
4 Sessions          Thursdays, April 26-May 17                      7:30-9:00pm
Come for four evenings of fun with flowers. Learn the basics of flower arranging, save money, and even create your
own distinctive style! At the end of each class, take home a flower arrangement for your weekend enjoyment. Please
bring scissors and a small basket to class and your instructor will provide the fresh flowers! A flower fee of $18 per
class is payable to Mary Lou Logan, our perennial favorite!
Resident: $65       Non-resident: $80                               Middlebrook School

ORCHID CLINIC-Back By Popular Demand!
1 Session           Monday, April 9                                    7:00-9:00pm
Bobbie Shavel, our orchid expert, will be holding a clinic to answer your probing questions and share her vast knowledge
of orchids with you. Sign up right away; this class will be a sell-out. Bring in your tired, poor, troubled orchids or bring
in your prized orchids to show off (limit 3, please). Bobbie will be here to solve problems and give personal advice.
Bobbie was recently featured in WILTON Magazine and The Advocate/Norwalk. If you have an orchid, you won’t want
to miss this new, very special workshop. Class size is limited so hurry.
Resident: $30       Non-resident: $40                                  Middlebrook School



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.


BE PREPARED – Do You Have a Grab ‘n Go Bag?
1 Session           Tuesday, March 13                               7:00-9:00pm
If you had to leave your home with an hour or less notice, would you know where every important document connected
to your life was? This workshop will give you the tools to prepare YOUR personal bag and a specific plan so you can
leave in a hurry or call someone to find your bag if you’re not there to get it yourself. Also discussed will be what to
have if you are not able to return to your home. Taught by our very prepared and popular instructor, Anita Taylor.
Resident: $25       Non-resident: $35                               Middlebrook School




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                 LET’S TALK…!
                 4 Sessions          Wednesdays, March 14-April 4                      7:00-9:00pm
                 Are you tired of trying to understand your partner, friend, or relative? Do you frequently feel misunderstood? Are you
                 frustrated by the same old arguments and disagreements, or worse, hardly talking at all anymore? Learn how to
                 improve your relationships by becoming a better listener and communicating your feelings and needs in a clear,
                 non-threatening way. Participants will learn about the communication process, the effects of gender differences,
                 perspective-taking and the importance of not making assumptions. Techniques for de-escalating conflicts will also
                 be discussed. Taught by Susan Boardman, Ph.D. She is a social psychologist with 20 years of experience in conflict
                 resolution, communication and family mediation.
                 Resident: $80       Non-resident: $95                                 Middlebrook School

                 JUST SAY A FEW WORDS—PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS FOR LIFE
                 4 Sessions           Mondays, April 23-May 14                         7:00-9:15pm
                 Good presentation skills give you a solid edge in personal, professional and community life. Getting past sweaty palms,
                 a racing heart and memories of oral reports in school is critical as you revisit this form of oral communication. We will
                 tackle the task of taking your material and processing it into a concise and memorable spoken message. This begins
                 the process of transforming you into a polished presenter who is well received by an audience and who feels confident
                 in this role. Many topics will be covered in this four session workshop. A $36 workbook/materials fee is payable to the
                 instructor. Lisa Bernard, MA, is founder of Word of Mouth, Inc., a firm that has prepared clients from Hartford to Hong
                 Kong for presentations, speeches, meetings and media appearances for over 16 years.
                 Resident: $95        Non-resident: $110                               Middlebrook School

                 GETTING RESULTS! HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE
                 1 Session            Monday, February 26                               7:00-9:00pm
                 If you’re trying to get motivated, break through a fitness plateau, or are still trying to lose those last 10 pounds, join us
                 for this informative two-hour session. We will focus on how to get the most out of your workout and maximize your
                 results. Find out 1) how to determine how many calories you need; 2) what to eat before your workout; 3) how often
                 you need to exercise to achieve your desired results; 4) how to monitor your exercise intensity; 5) how to set achievable
                 goals and stay motivated…and much more. Please bring a calculator to this workshop. Taught by Kristen Hallett Rzasa,
                 an ACE personal trainer. She has been a fitness instructor for 15 years.
                 Resident: $30        Non-resident: $40                                 Middlebrook School

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

 Latex           INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSAL LAW S
                 2 Sessions          Tuesdays, April 3 & 10                           7:00-8:30pm
                 Discover how universal laws such as the Law of Attraction operate. Have fun playing with these laws in your own life
 Please help     to deliberately create what you want, rather than living by default. Taught by Cecelia Hope Manley, MA, LPC, NCC, a
us protect our   licensed professional counselor at Positive Mind Counseling and Coaching in Westport.
students with    Resident: $60       Non-resident: $70                                Middlebrook School
    allergies.
    NO latex
    gloves or
                 TEN WAYS TO LOVE YOURSELF
latex balloons   1 Session             Tuesday, April 24                               7:00-8:30pm
are permitted    Learning to love your self is the foundation to emotional well being, success in relationships and weathering the storms
        in       of life. Build your self-esteem by changing your thoughts and beliefs (habits of thought). We’ll apply principles from psy-
 Middlebrook     chology and metaphysics (Louise Hay, Nathaniel Brandon and others,). Taught by Cecelia Hope Manley.
     School.     Resident: $30         Non-resident: $40                               Middlebrook School
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INTRODUCTION TO MEDITAT I O N
3 Sessions          Tuesdays, May 1-15                                   7:00-8:30pm
Meditation is a simple, but not always easy, spiritual practice. It holds myriad benefits, including connection to life source
energy and intuition, stress reduction, improved concentration, emotional control, and a feeling of peace and well being.
We’ll learn three different methods of meditation and various attunement techniques. Choose the best fit for you.
Taught by Cecelia Hope Manley.
Resident: $75       Non-resident: $90                                    Middlebrook School

COMMUNITY FIRST AID & SAFETY
1 Session             A. ADULT CPR          Tuesday, March 20                  6:30-9:30pm
                      B. CHILD CPR          Tuesday, March 27                  6:30-9:30pm
                      C. INFANT CPR         Tuesday, April 3                   6:30-9:30pm
                      D. 1st AID BASICS Tuesday, April 10                      6:30-9:30pm
The following American Red Cross certified courses will enable you to receive certification in specified areas. Written
and skills tests will be given and must be passed for certification. You may take all four classes (for reduced tuition) or
individually. Taught by Pat Hegnauer, a Red Cross certified instructor.
Resident: $60 per session          Non-resident: $70 per session               Middlebrook School
Resident: $225 all 4 sessions Non-resident: $265 all 4 sessions                Middlebrook School


Business, Finance & 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.


LET’S GET YOUR OFFICE ORGANIZED!
1 Session            Thursday, May 17                              7:00-9:00pm
Do you find yourself busy in your home office but not as productive as you’d like to be? Do you waste too much time
on ‘search and find’ missions and want to feel in control of your office? Setting up smart systems, identifying time
wasters, and getting control of procrastination and urgency are just a few of the seven steps covered in this course
which can make you more productive in your office. Taught by Jill McKean, a professional organizer and owner of
Organize It. Jill specializes in office organization.
Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                             Middlebrook School

E S TATE PLANNING
3 Sessions             Wednesdays, March 14-28                           7:00-9:00pm
It’s time to do this. This is a detailed seminar on various estate planning techniques, with an emphasis on avoiding gift
and estate taxes, avoiding probate and maximizing lifetime wealth. It will be 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. Sign up quickly….this class fills up right away. 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: $60          Non-resident: $75                                 Middlebrook School

W H AT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR CREDIT REPORT COULD HURT YOU!
1 Session            Monday, February 26                               7:00-9:00pm
Have you not checked your credit report because you wouldn’t understand what it says? Do you want to know what it
says about you? Your credit report determines if you qualify for a loan, as well as what interest rate and terms you
receive. Your credit affects your auto loan/lease, homeowners/auto insurance, employment and more. Very few people
know how to decipher the ins and outs of credit reports. If this sounds like you, you should attend this info-packed session.
You’ll walk away with five strategies to improve your score. Taught by Jill Foster, an expert in the banking and mortgage
industry and founder/owner of The Mortgage Arrangers, LLC.
Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                                 Middlebrook School



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     TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF THE MORTGAGE PROCESS
     1 Session             Monday, March 5                               7:00-9:00pm
     Does the thought of applying for a mortgage make you cringe? Are you worried that if you work with a local
     bank/mortgage company because it’s more convenient, you’ll sacrifice getting a better deal? Do all the mortgage ads
     make you wonder if they’re too good to be true? There’s more to a mortgage than just a great rate, and the key to
     successfully obtaining the right one for you lies in understanding the actual process. This class will teach you about
     the various types of mortgages/programs and the documentation required for each. We will review the steps in the
     process from start to finish. By taking the mystery out of the process, you can make the best decisions for you. Our
     instructor is Jill Foster.
     Resident: $25         Non-resident: $35                             Middlebrook School

     GETTING A GRIP ON YOUR EXPENSES
     2 Sessions          Mondays, April 9 & 23                           7:00-8:30pm
     Do you feel overwhelmed by your expenses, or maybe you’re just looking at your overall financial picture and are concerned
     for the future. Whether you know your expenses have gotten the best of you, or whether you think you are in control,
     there may be spending leaks you may not be aware of that can prevent you from getting a grip on your expenses. Learn
     to stop those leaks and gain better control with the information Jill and Sharon provide in this session. You will learn
     how to classify and track your daily expenses in order to reveal your true spending habits, how to analyze those habits
     to prioritize expenses, and learn strategies for managing your expenses to pay down debt and get back on track toward
     your financial goals. Taught by Jill Foster and Sharon McNeal.
     Resident: $40       Non-resident: $50                               Middlebrook School

     INVESTMENT PLANNING FOR WOMEN
     3 Sessions          Thursdays, April 26-May 10                       7:00-9:00pm
     Nine out of ten women will be solely responsible for their own finances at some time in their lives. Here you will learn
     why you need to take charge of your financial life. You will be introduced to the basics of investing in stocks, bonds,
     cash equivalents and the concept of asset allocation. You will 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 Richard Zumbach,
     MBA. Richard has over 30 years of experience in the world of finance and specializes in helping women make smart
     financial decisions in order to achieve greater security and independence.
     Resident: $60       Non-resident: $75                                Middlebrook School

     REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES
     22 Sessions         Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 27-May 17 6:30-9:30pm
     This introductory course prepares the individual to take the real estate licensing examination. Text additional. (Co-sponsored
     with Norwalk Community College). Class meets both Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Taught by Wanda McPhaden,
     MBA, who holds CRS & GRI certification. Wanda has over eleven years experience in real estate.
     To register, please contact Norwalk Community College, Continuing Education Department at (203) 857-7080.
     $400                                                                     Middlebrook School

     VOICE-OVERS: An Introduction
     1 Session            Monday, May 7                                    7:00-9:00pm
     Interested in the role of voice-overs in audio books, cartoons, documentaries, commercials, and website narration? This
     straightforward, current, and highly educational class is eye (and ear) opening for those interested in voice-overs. By
     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 Colleen Brown, a voice-over talent and producer at Edgestudios in CT and NYC.
     Resident: $35        Non-resident: $45                                Middlebrook School




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


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FIVE COSTLY IRA & RETIREMENT PLAN MISTA K E S
1 Session           Tuesday, March 13                             7:00-9:00pm
If you have a large IRA or retirement plan balance this class may be of interest. Topics covered will include the best
way to invest IRA assets, the most costly IRA distribution mistakes, how to leave your children a $4.7 million dollar
inheritance, why you should never leave your retirement plan with your employer after you retire or change jobs, and
how your plan could reduce your tax bill to zero. Matthew Tuttle, MBA, is a well-known financial advisor, author and
educator. He is a frequent guest on CNNfn and Channel 12 News and is host of a weekly personal finance radio show
on WSTC/WNLK.
Resident: $25       Non-resident: $35                             Middlebrook School

FINANCIAL SECRETS OF THE RICH
1 Session             Tuesday, May 15                                7:00-9:00pm
Have you ever wondered what the rich know about money that everybody else doesn’t? This class will cover what the
rich do differently, including how the rich protect themselves from market declines and earn money in any stock market
environment, how many taxpayers regardless of estate size may be able to pay zero estate taxes, and how to avoid the
tax trap that the IRS has set up that could take up to 74% of your retirement plan and IRA assets at death. We’ll explain
why the “Stretch IRA” concept (advocated by many financial advisors and CPA’s) will probably be confused by your
financial institution and how to make sure your heirs won’t squander their inheritance. Conducted by Matthew Tuttle.
Resident: $25         Non-resident: $35                              Middlebrook School

F U N D A M E N TALS OF INVESTING
3 Sessions           Tuesdays, March 27-April 10                      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 materials, 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. Brenda Catugno, is a Financial
Planner & Investment Specialist with Metlife. She specializes in comprehensive financial planning, offering a wide
variety of solutions to suit her client’s needs. She has been teaching this popular class for over six years and has over
10 years of experience in the investment arena.
Resident: $60        Non-resident: $75                                Middlebrook School

PLANNING AHEAD: THE NEW RETIREMENT MINDSCAPE
1 Session                   Wednesday, March 21                              7:00-9:00pm
Learn how to navigate and survive the emotional roadmap of retirement while you are still young. Discover a more
p e r s o n a l i z e d approach to retirement planning in this comprehensive workshop. Key issues will be covered: What are the
five emotional stages of retirement? How do I make sure I don’t outlive my income? How can I boost my savings if I’m
off to a late start? How do I select the right distribution plan? Your vision and planning are just as important as money
in achieving retirement fulfillment. Taught by Henry Cormier, Senior Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services.
Resident: $25               Non-resident: $35                                Middlebrook School

HOW TO EVA L U ATE A FINANCIAL ADVISOR
1 Session            Wednesday, March 28                            7:00-8:30pm
This one night session will help investors understand if their advisors are earning their pay. Are they working in your
best interest or theirs? Learn the questions you must ask any advisor. We’ll discuss the myriad ways investment advisors
are compensated, what their respective credentials mean and how the products they sell can help you or hurt you.
Students will also learn how to “benchmark” performance so they have a frame of reference for investment returns.
Taught by Henry Cormier.
Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                              Middlebrook School




                                     Gift Certificates…
                            … to an Adult Education class are a great way
                         to wish someone special greetings or say thank you!
                             Call the Wilton Continuing Education Office
                                  to arrange for us to send it for you.
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     Cuisine & Spirits

     IT’S AMORÉ-A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DINNER FOR TWO
     1 Session          Tuesday, February 13                               7:00-9:00pm
     Join our exuberant, lovable Dave McCue from The Wilton Food Company when he’ll create a special Valentine’s Day
     dinner for you to TAKE HOME and ENJOY on Valentine’s night. WIVES: Surprise your husband with this already
     prepared dinner. You’ll have time to enjoy each other’s company completely on Valentine’s Day. HUSBANDS: Surprise
     your wives with a dinner that you have pre-planned and put in the fridge all ready to take out on that special evening.
     No baby-sitters needed. Light the candles and spend a romantic evening in the comfort of your own home. What a
     wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day. Food fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at class. If you’ve never before
     taken a class with Dave, you’re in for a truly great experience. This class is back by popular demand.
     Resident: $35      Non-resident: $45                                  Wilton Food Company, Wilton Center

     KNIFE SKILLS with Chef Robin
     1 Session            Wednesday, February 28                         7:00-9:00pm
     Do you love to cook but find that preparation takes too much time? Do you spend your money on fancy gadgets that
     are supposed to save you time and labor? Most chefs will tell you that their knife is their best tool. Sharpen your skills;
     this class will teach you how to use your knife safely and effectively. Everyday tasks will be easier and will take less
     prep time. You will learn decorative cuts and simple garnishes. Bring your favorite knife with you. Enjoy a salad at the
     end of class. Food fee of $10 is included in class fee.
     Resident: $45        Non-resident: $55                              Middlebrook School

     FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
     1 Session             Tuesday, March 6                             7:00-9:00pm
     Join Dave McCue as he puts together a feast to make Oliver and all his buddies proud! Dave is full of seasonal surprises
     as he prepares appetizers and entrées out of his bag of culinary tricks. Learn more than you ever thought possible
     about technique, food history and culture from his ongoing commentaries. Sign up now; you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner
     after the preparation. Taught by Dave McCue, owner of The Wilton Food Company. Food fee of $15 is payable to the
     instructor. This will fill fast; Dave is a favorite.
     Resident: $35         Non-resident: $45                            Wilton Food Company, Wilton Center

     U N D E R S TANDING WINE
     2 Sessions           Wednesdays, March 21 & 28                      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. A $25 fee is payable to the instructor.
     Please bring four wine glasses to class. You must be over the age of 21 to take our wine classes. Don’t delay; register
     now. This one fills fast.
     Resident: $80        Non-resident: $90                              Old Town Hall, Wilton

     Our expert is Peter Troilo, wine enthusiast and collector. He manages Nicholas Roberts, Ltd.-Fine Wine Merchants,
     a shop in Darien. Call for directions.

     PARTY FOOD! with Chef Robin
     1 Session           Wednesday, March 21                                7:00-9:00pm
     Make sure your next party is an unforgettable one for your friends and family by serving unique, easy-to-prepare dishes
     that go way beyond the standard fare. This course will highlight dishes that can be easily scaled for larger parties and
     that will survive well in a chafing dish or steam table. Main dishes, finger foods and desserts will all be covered. Party
     favors and champagne not included. Food fee of $10 is included in the class fee.
     Resident: $45       Non-resident: $55                                  Middlebrook School




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APPETIZERS MADE EASY with Chef Robin
1 Session          Wednesday, April 4                            7:00-9:00pm
Do you love to entertain? Are you always searching for new and different ideas? Do you find that finger foods are
tedious to prepare? This class will teach you some new and easy recipes for appetizers that all your guests are sure
to love. $10 food fee is included in class fee.
Resident: $45      Non-resident: $55                             Middlebrook School

V E G E TARIAN INDIAN COOKING
3 Sessions          Tuesdays, April 24-May 8                         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;
most of the time spices are used according to taste, not set in recipes. Even if you don’t have all the ingredients, the
food tastes delicious. Shama Mital teaches in authentic Indian ways. She will prepare appetizers, main courses, desserts
and chutney. This is a hands-on class where every one participates and enjoys the fruits of his labors. A one time food
fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
Resident: $105 Non-resident: $120                                    Middlebrook School

P O U LTRY PIZZAZZ with Chef Robin
1 Session          Wednesday, April 25                          7:00-9:00pm
Tired of the same old chicken dishes? Six new recipes from around the world will add some spice and variety to your
repertoire. $10 food fee included in class fee.
Resident: $45      Non-resident: $55                            Middlebrook School

LA BELLA SCILIA
1 Session          Tuesday, May 1                                  7:00-9:00pm
Come experience the cuisine of Sicily with Chef Dave McCue. Recently returning from the paradise island of Sicily,
Chef Dave has brought back with him a cache of truly authentic recipes and ideas. This is sure to be an extraordinary
event. You may assist or relax and enjoy as Dave prepares an authentic regional menu while regaling you with stories
of his most recent culinary adventure. Food fee of $15 is payable to the instructor.
Resident: $35      Non-resident: $45                               Wilton Food Company, Wilton Center

CHEESE BASICS: TASTING & WINE PA I R I N G
2 Sessions          Thursdays, May 3 & 10                             7:00-9:00pm
Have you always loved cheese and want to learn more? The selection of cheeses offered in restaurants, grocery stores,
cheese shops, and over the Internet has grown exponentially during the past decade. In this interactive class, participants
will gain a basic understanding of the proper methods for buying, storing, and tasting various types of cheese. At each
class we will sample eight to twelve artisanal and farmstead cheeses, alongside three different wine pairings. Join
Marlowe Mitchell, cheese enthusiast and educator, as she teaches you the difference between Manchego and Monte
Enebro. Come away from this class ready to put together your own cheese tray. A $40 fee for cheese is payable to
the instructor at the first class. Classes will be held at the Old Town Hall in Wilton. Call for directions, if needed. (You
must be over the age of 21 to take this class.)
Resident: $80       Non-resident: $90                                 Old Town Hall, Wilton


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

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


     PLEASE RESPOND IMMEDIATELY IF YOU’RE INTERESTED Join us at the Mohegan Sun for an ex c i t i n g
     performance by The Incredible Acrobats of China, who have been thrilling audiences around the globe. Enjoy the
     gaming tables and a buffet lunch.                                                 Tuesday, February 27/$ 75

     PLEASE RESPOND IMMEDIATELY IF YOU’RE INTERESTED After a visit to the incredible Philadelphia Flower
     Show, we’ll enjoy a performance of “Annie” at the Philadelphia Academy of Music. Monday, at the Camden
     Adventure Aquarium, we’ll see performing seals, African penguins, creatures of the deep, and walk through a 40-foot
     shark realm. Later, we’ll visit the Liberty Bell and have a guided tour of Independence Hall. At historic City Tavern
     we’ll enjoy an 18th century supper. Tuesday, we’ll visit the Franklin Institute for the exhibit “King Tutunkhamun & the
     Golden Age of the Pharaohs” to view its royal treasures.
                                                          Sunday, March 4-Tuesday, March 6/Single $580 Double $470


     Start spring early at the NY Bota n i cal Garden’s “Annual Orchid Show” where we’ll see fabulous displays of exotic and
     fragrant blooms from around the world. We’ll lunch at Artie’s Seafood on City Island before touring the stately and
     elegant Georgian-style Van Cortlandt mansion Washington used as a command post during the Revolutionary War.
                                                                                               Thursday, March 22/$106


     Thrill to a performance of “The Sleeping Beauty” by the Moscow Festival Ballet at New Haven’s Shubert Theater.
     You’ll be enchanted by a cast of superb dancers and the glorious Tchaikovsky score. A jazz brunch before this magical
     production at The Rusty Scupper.                                                             Sunday, April 22/$135

     Join us at the Westchester Broadway Theatre for “Grease,” a rock and roll trip down memory lane when greasers,
     poodle skirts, and bobby soxers ruled. With its high-energy choreography and unforgettable hits, “Grease” is fun, fun, fun.
                                                                                                   Thursday, April 26/$110

     We’ll start the day with an elegant luncheon at Apricots in Farmington. Then we’ll find a fresh breath of spring at the
     Wadsworth Atheneum’s annual “Fine Art and Flowers Show” featuring fabulous floral fantasies complementing
     works of art throughout the museum.                                                           Sunday, April 29/$104

     The hills will be alive with “The Sound of Music” when we enter the beautifully renovated Warner Theatre in
     Torrington, CT to see this all-time favorite musical. We’ll lunch before the performance at The Venetian, known for fine
     food and “old world elegance.”                                                                    Sunday, May 6/$102


     Huntington, LI town historian Robert Hughes will regale us with stories and gossip about the people and places of
     interest in the area as he guides us around Long Island’s north shore on a bus-walking tour. After a superb lunch at
     105 Harbor Restaurant, Ansel Adams fans will be pleased to see more than 80 vintage Adams prints when we visit
     the stately Heckscher Museum of Art for the “Ansel Adams and Edwin Land: Art, Science and Invention” exhibit.
                                                                                           Wednesday, Mary 16/$101

     Join us for Goodspeed Opera’s version of the beloved “Singin’ in the Rain.” This sunny musical about Hollywood’s
     heyday will delight theater-lovers of all ages. And, yes, there will be rain. A back-stage tour of the theater and lunch
     at La Vita Gustosa precede the show.                                                         Wednesday, May 30/$129


     PLEASE RESPOND IMMEDIATELY IF YOU’RE INTERESTED Join us for the immense Broadway musical hit,
     “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, blue-collar kids who work their way from the streets of
     Newark to the heights of stardom. A French feast at Les Sans Culottes. Don’t wait to sign up for this rollicking musica l.
                                                                                                Wednesday, July 25/$167




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Languages
I TALIAN FOR BEGINNERS
8 Sessions           Mondays, February 26-May 7                         7:00-9:00pm
Learn one of the world’s most beautiful languages. This course is for students with little or no previous knowledge of
Italian. We will incorporate a variety of activities while teaching basic fundamentals of the language for conversational
purposes. Aspects of the Italian culture will be introduced to provide a holistic approach to the language. A materials
fee of $10 is payable to the instructor to cover handouts. The textbook, “Italian is Fun” (ISBN# 1877205973 from
Amsco Publishers) will also be used and is available for purchase. Our instructor, Lee DeMilo is a native Italian who
has taught privately for many years. She looks forward to sharing her love of the Italian language and her native country
with you. This class fills quickly…hurry to register!!
Resident: $130 Non-resident: $145                                       Middlebrook School

INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH
12 Sessions        Wednesdays, February 14-May 16                   7:00-9:00pm
This stress-free introductory class is for those with no previous experience or recent exposure to the language.
Emphasis will be on developing functional and useful conversational skills. By the end of the session, students will be
able to meet people, learn about their lives and families, describe places and individuals, express feelings, and plan
present and future activities in Spanish. Taught by Bob Dalury, a CT state certified teacher who has lived and worked
in several Latin American countries. The text, “Spanish is Fun,” Book I ($20) is available for purchase at the first class.
Resident: $225 Non-resident: $240                                   Middlebrook School

S PANISH – INTERMEDIAT E
12 Sessions        Tuesdays, February 13-May 15                      7:00-9:00pm
This is a course for those who want to strengthen conversational skills by learning how to communicate in typical
Spanish-speaking environments: meeting new people, shopping, dining in restaurants and foreign travel. You will develop
more experience in speaking the language. There will be a review of Spanish is Fun, Book I. Taught by Bob Dalury.
Spanish is Fun, Book II ($20) will be available for purchase at the first class.
Resident: $225 Non-resident: $240                                    Middlebrook School

LEARN MANDARIN CHINESE
8 Sessions            Wednesdays, March 7-May 2                           7:00-8:30pm
In this class you will learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese, the official language spoken by over a billion people worldwide.
This class will introduce you to: a)conversational phrases and exchanges suited to daily situations you may encounter
traveling or doing business in China; b)survival phrases to help you navigate your way; c) pronunciation and spelling of
Mandarin with the pinyin Romanization system; d)grammars and sentence structures; e) overview of Chinese history,
geography and culture; f) Chinese cultural practices including social conventions, etiquettes, business rules, urban life
and traveling regulations. Your instructor will be Qing Yang, from The Chinese Language School in Greenwich, CT. The
text, Discovering Chinese 1 ($20) will be available for purchase at the first class.
Resident: $275 Non-resident: $290                                         Middlebrook School

Special Interest
A NEW YOU…MAKEUP APPLICATION MADE SIMPLE
1 Session            Wednesday, April 25                               7:00-9:00pm
Do you wish you knew how to apply makeup like the professionals? Well, we’re going to teach you. Come and have
fun learning the basic makeup techniques that even the most inexperienced will find easy. Sheila Mooney, a
stylist/makeup artist from Personal Image in Wilton is your guide. Sheila was trained in Manhattan and has worked in
the field for over 8 years. Join us for a fun-filled evening. Please bring your own makeup or you may use the makeup
that we will provide. Class is limited to 14 students. Hurry to register so you won’t be disappointed that class has filled!
Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                                 Middlebrook School

AN INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN LITERAT U R E
3 Sessions            Wednesdays, February 14-March 7                    7:00-9:00pm                                            Register by fax
When do writings about a garden become garden literature? In this course, we will explore the questions of “garden
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literature” as a legitimate literary genre through the familiar literary forms: memoir, essay, poem, short story, and novel.
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confronted by gardeners inform images that express the shared human experience in the writings of Jamaica Kincaid,                We accept
Celia Thaxter, Karel Capek, Beverly Nichols, Henry Mitchell, Eudora Welty, Henry James, among others. Taught by Daryl
Beyers who has contributed articles to Horticulture magazine and is currently an editor with Fine Gardening magazine.             MasterCard
He is a professional landscape gardener as well.                                                                                   and Visa.
Resident: $60         Non-resident: $75                                  Middlebrook School

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     DEBUG THAT CLUTTER
     1 Session           Tuesday, March 27                                 7:00-9:00pm
     Clutter is what blocks your ability to use, cherish and preserve important things in your home and office. Professional
     organizer, Anita Taylor will share hints and ideas to “reclaim” your home, office, and even your dining room table with
     simple solutions.
     Resident: $25       Non-resident: $35                                 Middlebrook School

     MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MINUTES
     1 Session           Tuesday, April 10                             7:00-9:00pm
     Every day we have 24 hours to use to do the things we “must” and want to do. Stop racing the clock, forget the myth
     of “managing” time and start to design YOUR personalized plan to make the MOST of every day. Our instructor is Anita
     Taylor, Professional Organizer and Speaker.
     Resident: $25       Non-resident: $35                             Middlebrook School

     INTRO TO REIKI
     1 Session             Wednesday, February 28                            7:00-9:30pm
     Learn about Reiki from an experienced Reiki Master. Learn why many people are talking about Reiki and how you can
     benefit. Reiki is not a religion or cult. The word, Reiki means “universal life force energy”; it is an ancient Tibetan method
     of energy healing. It may be used for stress reduction, pain relief, and healing the body as a whole. You will receive a
     short Reiki healing session that requires a light touch. Taught by Gigi Benanti, Certified Reiki Master and owner of the
     Angelic Healing Touch Center in Norwalk.
     Resident: $25         Non-resident: $35                                 Middlebrook School

     ANGELS, AURAS AND YOUR INTUITION
     1 Session            Wednesday, April 11                            7:00-9:30pm
     In this workshop we will talk about personal angels and how to connect with them. We’ll use intuition to sense our ener-
     gy field. Learn about energy centers or chakras, and how to start seeing auras. We end with a healing meditation. Join
     us for this insightful, stress-reducing evening. Taught by Gigi Benanti.
     Resident: $25        Non-resident: $35                              Middlebrook School

     PDR™: PERSONAL DEFENSE READINESS FOR WOMEN
     5 Sessions           Mondays, February 26-April 9                  7:00-8:30pm
     PDR helps individuals deal with stressful situations, from a phone conversation to a potential physical threat.
     Regardless of your size or gender you can learn to take advantage of your body’s natural response mechanisms. Topics
     to be covered include the following: 1) General tenets of PDR; 2) ”Bad guy” behaviors; 3) Mind/body/spirit training
     theory; 4) The ‘inner’ coach; 5) The three obstacles 6) How to Avoid a Confrontation 7) Non-Violent Postures; 8) The
     three D’s: Detect/De-fuse/Defend; 9) The Three I’s: Instincts/Intuition/Intelligence; 10) The three P’s: Personal/
     Passionate/Present; 11) Be Your Own Body Guard; and 12) Emotional Climate Training Drills. Taught by Scott Boyce,
     a certified Personal Defense Readiness™ Coach. Scott has over 20 years experience studying and practicing self-defense
     techniques, tactics, philosophies and psychologies. He has been teaching for 11 years in the martial arts, as well as
     PDR™.
     Resident: $110 Non-resident: $125                                  Middlebrook School

     WHEN I’M GONE…WILL MY RELATIVES KNOW WHERE EVERYTHING IS?
     1 Session             Thursday, April 5                                  7:00-9:00pm
     Young, old, single, married, divorced, very active or starting to slow down…keeping track of one’s important documents
     can become a nightmare. This workshop will help you get organized and show you how to inventory all of your worldly
     possessions, as well as keep this information in one place for periodic updates. This process focuses on gathering and
     compiling data, i.e. values & locations of bank accounts, securities, real estate, autos, wills, cemetery plots, assets/liabilities,
     etc. The bottom line is that once completed, all the information is centralized for easy reference and updates. This may
     make the process of finalizing one’s estate less painful. A materials fee of $12 is payable to the instructor at the first
     class. Taught by Dick Vitucci who has gained experience through life lessons he would like to share.
     Resident: $35         Non-resident: $45                                  Middlebrook School

                  Adult Basic Education Programs — ABE • ESL • GED
       Find out how easy it is to earn a high school diploma! Adult Basic Education Programs in ESL, pre-GED
       and GED are available through Westport Continuing Education’s Program. There is NO FEE for residents
       of Wilton. Wilton residents may register at any time. Classes begin on Thursday, January 18th.
                                  Please call (203) 341-1209 for further information.

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Check out the variety of classes we offer throughout the semester.

                        Try one of our new classes or
                        a class that’s already popular.
                      Cheese Basics | It’s Amoré-A (Make Ahead) Valentine’s Dinner
                Cartooning for Grown-Ups | Landscaping for Birds | Mandarin Chinese
                         File Management for Your Computer | Qigong & Meditation
                  Learn To Quilt | Make the Most of Your Minutes | Photoshop I and II
                             Indoor and Outdoor Tennis | Decorative Painting I & II
                                          Day and Evening Computer Classes

The Auditorium Entrance at Middlebrook Middle School




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                 rewarding and you may find that teachers can learn as much as students. If you are interested, please
                 send your resume and a class proposal to: Wilton Continuing Education, P. O. Box 277, Wilton, CT 06897

								
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