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									SPRING 2004




        MONDAY, MARCH 1 - FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2004
         Littleton                Groton-Dunstable
 Community Education             Community Education
      P.O. Box 1486                 P.O. Box 730
  Littleton, MA 01460             Groton, MA 01450
     (978) 486-1400                (978) 448-0398
commed@littletonps.org
Dear Friends of Community Education,
  Spring is a time of renewal, when nature awakens from its long winter nap. Think of this time as a
personal opportunity to learn something new. Our course catalog is filled with new classes and past
favorites. Join us in Groton or Littleton.

Best regards,


Sharon Martel, Director                                         Karen Tuomi, Director
Littleton Community Education                                   Groton-Dunstable Community Education




                    NEW                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS
                    THIS                                    Arts and Craftsmanship ....................... 3

                    SPRING                                  Business, Career and Workplace ......... 6


Advanced Pastels                                            Computer Education ........................... 6
Fine tune your pastel skills. Look in “Arts and
Craftsmanship.”                                             Cooking................................................ 7
Knitting
Beginner and experienced knitters welcome.                  Family Ties........................................... 8
See “Arts and Craftsmanship.”
Parent/Child Cooking                                        Fun and Fitness.................................... 8
Four hands are better than two in this fun parent
and child class! Look in “Cooking.”
                                                            Health and Safety .............................. 10
Parenting Your Teen to Confidence
Parent coaching is not just for the playing fields!
Look in “Family Ties.”                                      Home and Garden ............................. 10
Introduction to M/S PowerPoint
Make the most of this powerful software. Look in            Personal Law and Finance ................ 11
“Computer Education.”
Black & White Photography                                   Self-Awareness ................................... 12
Experience a different and creative approach to
your photography. Look in “Fun & Fitness.”
                                                            Children’s Corner .............................. 13
Life Makeover
Discover who you really are and what you really
want. Look in “Self Awareness.”




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                                                        COURSES
                                                                             Introduction to Basket Weaving
          ARTS & CRAFTSMANSHIP                                               4 Thursdays, March 25 - April 15                   9:30 a.m.– Noon
American Folk Art                                                            $55 (Additional $38 material fee payable to instructor)
3 Mondays, March 1 - 15                            7:00-9:30 p.m.            Complete a minimum of two different style baskets in this begin-
$45                                                                          ner class. Weave an oval basket 13.5”Lx5”Hx9.5”W with sturdy
Discover American Folk Art through decorative painting - learn               wooden handle. This colorful basket, which makes a great heir-
basic techniques of surface preparation, design and paint applica-           loom Easter basket, gets its charm from the richly dyed reed, and
tions and final surface finishing while combining various folk art           three rows of curls in your choice of color. The second basket is
design and faux finishing for a present day look. Learn to apply vari-       an elbow basket in a classic Native American design. Beginning
ous elements of Rufus Porter wall mural designs to a slate creating          and experienced weavers welcome. Instructor: ELAINE
an individualized “welcome”. All materials will be provided with a           DAUPHINAIS
material fee of $15 paid to the instructor.
Instructor: PAT SHUTE, a local artist who has been teaching for
                                                                             Oval Easter Basket
                                                                             2 Wednesdays, March 24 & 31                          6:30-9:30 p.m.
ten years.                                                 in Groton         $40 (Additional $22 material fee payable to instructor)
American Folk Art                                                            This spring-like, colorful basket measures approximately 9 1/2” x
4 Mondays, March 22 - April 12                     7:00-9:30 p.m.            5” x 13 1/2” with handle. It’s woven of dyed reed and has three
$49                                                                          rows of curls for a festive look. A great heirloom basket to use for
Discover American Folk Art through decorative painting - learn               years to come. Instructor: ELAINE DAUPHINAIS
basic techniques of surface preparation, design and paint applica-
tions and final surface finishing while combining various folk art         Gourds
design and faux finishing for a present day look. Peter Ompir Apple        2 Tuesdays, March 16 & 23                               6:30-9:30 p.m.
Peddler the Faux - work in the style of Peter Ompir with his figure        $40 (Additional $25 material fee payable to instructor)
dressed in colonial costume in a primitive scene on a bentwood box         Each student will be given a gourd, approximately 8” in diameter,
with faux finishing. All materials will be provided with a material        that has been dyed with leather dye and
fee of $25 paid to the instructor.                                         has a country look to it. Learn how to
Instructor: PAT SHUTE                                      in Groton       safely drill holes in your gourd and how
                                                                           to construct a weaving base from round
Basket Weaving                                                             reed. Next let your creativity flow as you
No previous weaving experience is needed for baskets, unless               experiment with natural materials, such
otherwise noted. Students should bring the following to class:             as yarns, jute, dyed and natural reed,
plastic dishpan, hand towel, strong scissors or clippers, awl and tape     grasses, fabric, etc. to turn your gourd into
measure. Instructors: JEAN BOVE and ELAINE DAUPHINAIS                      a unique work of art. All of the gourds
have many years of experience and travel the countryside in search         used in class were grown in Indiana by a
of new baskets and weaving techniques.                                     friend of the instructor who has been teaching gourd and fiber art
                                                           in Littleton    for years. Limit of 6 students per class. Instructor: JEAN BOVE
  Country Working Basket                                                                                                             in Littleton
  2 Mondays, March 1 & 8                                 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  $40 (Additional $25 material fee payable to instructor)
                                                                           Country Footstool – Porch Weave
                                                                           2 Tuesdays, March 30 & April 6                        6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  This simple, no frills, versatile country basket is woven with a 10”
                                                                           $40 (Additional $35 material fee payable to instructor)
  round wooden base. It sports a strong oak handle making it one of
                                                                           Learn to weave a traditional “porch weave” pattern on a sturdy
  the most practical baskets you will own. Truly meant to be a stur-
                                                                           country footstool that measures 13.5”Lx12”Hx12”W. Once you
  dy workhorse of a basket.
                                                                           have mastered this basic pattern, you will be able to apply it to attic
  Instructor: JEAN BOVE
                                                                           heirlooms that may need some tender loving care.
  Easter Bunny Basket                                                      Instructor: JEAN BOVE                                     in Littleton
  2 Mondays, March 29 & April 5                         6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  $40 (Additional $25 material fee payable to instructor)                  Decorative Painting
  This adorable, brightly colored basket makes a great heirloom            6 Tuesdays, March 30 - May 11                         7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  piece to be used year after year. The basket measures 10” in diam-       $55 (Additional $35 material fee payable to instructor)
  eter and has a handle but the best part of it is the bunny tail, ears,   In this decorative painting class, students are offered an opportunity
  eyes and nose you add with dyed reed. It’s the perfect baby’s first      to work in different mediums and on a variety of surfaces. Emphasis
  Easter basket.                                                           is placed on proper technique and surface preparation, basic brush
  Instructor: JEAN BOVE                                                    stroke and final finishing. This course does not require drawing or
                                                                           design knowledge. Students will complete a trompe l’oeil pencil
  Jeremiah Basket                                                          box, oval slate with fruit design and clock with summer scene.
  2 Wednesdays, March 3 & 10                          6:30-9:30 p.m.       Material fee covers cost of painting piece. Students will receive a
  $40 (Additional $22 material fee payable to instructor)                  materials list for paint and brushes. Intermediate painters and
  This lovely basket measures approximately 10” square at the base         beginning painters with some experience welcome. Instructor:
  and 9” deep. The basket, which begins as a square, is woven with         SHERRY GORE has been teaching decorative painting classes for
  dyed reed up to a round rim and has a 14” wooden handle.                 many years and is a skilled painter.                      in Littleton
  Instructor: ELAINE DAUPHINAIS




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             Decorative Topiary
              Wednesday, March 10                       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.                     Crystal Cluster Bracelet
             $18 (Additional $25 material fee payable to instructor)                           Tuesday, March 30                         7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Learn how to create a spring topiary from start to finish. Students will                       $18 (Additional $15 material fee payable to instructor)
sponge paint a faux finish on a terracotta pot, anchor a natural stem            This impressive beginner piece looks far more difficult to create
and cover a twig ball in silk flowers and greens to make a unique                than it is. Learn how to intertwine three strands of Australian
topiary approximately 36” tall. Master the basics of topiary                     crystal, freshwater pearls, cubed and metallic beads to make a multi
construction and create your own seasonal topiary displays at a fraction         strand bracelet. Once you master the technique you will be able to
of retail cost. Students should bring a glue gun and wire cutters.               create a matching necklace and later an unlimited number of unique
Instructor: YVONNE RUSSELL is a experienced floral designer and                  necklaces and bracelets for your own pleasure or to give as gifts.
owns her own florist shop in Littleton.                      in Littleton        Instructor: MAY BRISEBOIS is an experienced instructor and
                                                                                 accomplished jewelry designer.                               in Littleton
Knitting
6 Thursdays, March 4 - April 8                         6:30-8:30 p.m.            Jewelry Making
$59                                                                              Wednesday, March 17                                   6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Beginners will learn basic knitting and the experienced would be                 $29
taught finishing techniques, knitting with two circular needles,                 Learn how to use the proper tools to make your own beautiful
entrelac knitting and much more. Instructor will bring supplies to               jewelry. Instructor will provide the wire, crimper and assorted tools
purchase or you may bring your own. Feel free to contact the                     that are necessary to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. A
instructor prior to the class. Instructor: JANET SHEA, owner of                  toggle bracelet design will be shown. Please call the Groton Adult
Country Village Yarn Shop, Pepperell, Ma.                                        Education office for names of places where you can purchase the
                                                                  in Groton      beads that fit your color palette.
                                                                                 Instructor: DEENA DELFORTE, a local jewelry maker. in Groton
             One Stroke Painting for the Beginner
            2 Wednesdays, March 3 & 10                        6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   Jewelry Making - Glass Bead Watch
            $50 (Includes all materials. Cost of brushes is extra if needed.)    Wednesday, April 14                                    6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Get involved with the latest decorative painting craze. One stroke               $29
painting is a simple painting technique that allows you to blend,                Learn how to use the proper tools to make your own beautiful
shade and highlight in one easy to learn stroke. Students will                   jewelry. Instructor will provide the wire, crimper and assorted tools
basecoat a 12”Lx8”W tray and practice their one stroke leaves and                that are necessary to make the watch. The watch can be either
flowers in the first class. In the second class students transfer their          single or double strand. The design and color choices are yours. The
pattern, paint their design and seal their finished piece. Instructor:           choice of glass and silver beads and watch faces is tremendous.
ALEV BOWEN is an experienced painter and instructor.                             Please call the Groton Adult Education office for names of places
                                                                in Littleton     where you can purchase the beads that fit your color palette.
                                                                                 Instructor: DEENA DELFORTE, a local jewelry maker. in Groton
             Advanced Pastels
              8 Wednesdays, March 3 – April 28          6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
              $105                                                               PARENT & CHILD WORKSHOPS
Pastels painting techniques for the advanced beginner. Instructor led            Ages 6 & Up With An Adult
format (1st 4 weeks): covers the importance of observation and
perspective; painting light, color, form, temperature, and texture;              Parent & Child Basket Weaving
exploring pastels in combination with other media (such as                        Heart & Bead Basket
watercolor or acrylic); fine-tuning your painting style. Other topics              Tuesday, March 2                                  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
include: exploring various pastels, papers and tools, and matting and              $18 (Additional $12 material fee payable to instructor)
framing your pastels paintings. Open-workshop format (2nd 4                        This heart shaped basket is woven on a wooden disk with brightly
weeks): students will paint from various still-life arrangements, or               dyed reed and pony beads for enhancement. Basket measures
paint landscapes from their own photographs or favorite landscape                  approximately 6”Wx4”H and makes a great gift or keepsake.
paintings, with benefit from instructor and peer critique. A material              Instructor: JEAN BOVE                                 in Littleton
list will be sent upon registration.
Instructor: WENDY BOSTON                                    in Littleton                       Piglet Basket                                       $18
                                                                                               Monday, April 26                      6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                               $18 (Additional $12 material fee payable to instructor)
JEWELRY MAKING                                                                     This pink piglet basket which measures approximately
                                                                                   12”LX10”W, is woven on a wooden base with dyed reed.
Earring Design                                                                     Instructor: JEAN BOVE                                 in Littleton
Tuesday, March 16                                     7:00 – 9:00 p.m.             Parent & Child Jewelry Making
$18 (Additional $10 material fee payable to instructor)                            Thursday, March 18                                 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Even aspiring jewelry designers can make professional looking                      $18 (Additional $10 materials fee payable to instructor)
French hook earrings using advanced techniques if they know the                    Make two completely different projects. Design a “beadie people”
tricks of the trade. Make 3 pairs of earrings in one evening from a                key chain and create a beaded border on a 5x7 frame. Instructor:
variety of glass and metallic beads supplied by the instructor.                    MAY BRISEBOIS                                         in Littleton
Instructor: MAY BRISEBOIS is an experienced instructor and
accomplished jewelry designer.                                                     Parent & Child Egg Decorating
                                                                in Littleton       Ages 5 & Up With An Adult
                                                                                   Wednesday, March 31                               6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                   $18 (Additional $7 material fee payable to instructor)
                                                                                   Decoupage plastic eggs with colorful napkins. These sturdy eggs
                                                                                   will be enjoyed for years to come. Instructor: ALEV BOWEN
                                                                                                                                            in Littleton

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                                                                           Advanced Card Making
            Pattern Sewing                                                 Monday, March 22                                          7:00-9:00
             Orientation Wednesday, March 10          7:00 – 8:00 p.m.     $18 (Additional $8 material fee payable to instructor)
             4 Wednesdays, March 17 – April 7         7:00 – 9:00 p.m.     Explore the latest techniques and accessories being used to create
              $55                                                          unforgettable handmade cards. Give your card art a special shine
Learn how to read and sew using a pattern. Orientation will include        with gold leaf accents or warm things up with velour papers and
an overview of the pattern sewing process as well as an outing at a        embossing. Charms, fibers and paper punches bring new
local fabric store for fabric and pattern selection. The remaining         dimension to your work, too. We'll make four great cards to show
classes will involve layout, cutting and assembling the garment.           off these new looks.                                   in Littleton
The garment selected may be for the student or someone else but
must be an article of clothing and not an accessory or home décor          Masculine Themed Cards
project. Students cut, sew and complete their piece in four sessions.      Monday, March 29                                          7:00-9:00
Sewing is done by machine and students are required to bring their         $18 (Additional $8 material fee payable to instructor)
own to class. The cost of materials is approximately $20.                  Looking for new ideas when making cards for those special men in
Instructor: ELEANOR PICKARD                               in Littleton     your life? Come see how combining the right rubber stamps,
                                                                           papers and ink colors with interesting embellishments like wire
Pottery for Kids Ages 8 - 12                                               mesh, rawhide and tin can make the men in your life smile.
6 Thursdays, March 4 – April 8                    4:00 – 5:00 p.m.         We'll put together four masculine themed cards with new ideas
$50 (Additional $30 fee payable to instructor)                             that you can use again and again when making cards for husbands,
Learn hand building techniques and work on basic throwing skills.          sons, dads and grandpas.                               in Littleton
Work on projects on and off the wheel. Limited to 8 students.
Instructor: SARAH SORRENSON-COPPI                                        Sewing
                                                         in Littleton    6 Wednesdays, March 3 - April 7                        6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pottery for Teens                                                        $69
6 Thursdays, March 4 – April 8                      5:15 – 6:45 p.m.     Designed for all levels. The class would address the basics of a
$65 (Additional $40 fee payable to instructor)                           machine and then move to the good stuff….patterns, cutting and
Learn hand-building techniques and develop basic throwing skills         sewing. Everyone would begin with the same pattern and progress
such as centering and raising the clay. Work on projects on and off      depending on the student’s knowledge. Bring your own machine
the wheel. Instruction is individualized. Limited to 8 students.         and suggestions for projects. Instructor: SANDIE HERSCH
Instructor: SARAH SORRENSON-COPPI                                                                                                     in Groton
                                                         in Littleton            Spring Wreath
                                                                                   Wednesday, March 24                        7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Pottery - Wheel & Hand Building                                                    $18 (Additional $25 materal fee payable to instructor)
6 Thursdays, March 4 – April 8                       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.            Herald the coming of spring with a 16” dia. twig wreath
$80 (Additional $60 fee payable to instructor)                           decorated with silk flowers and greens. Students will learn the
Beginning potters will learn hand-building techniques and develop        importance of placement and color to achieve a balanced and
basic throwing skills such as trimming, decorating, centering and        striking appearance. Choice of ribbon, and flower type and color,
wedging. Potters with some experience will enjoy this class as well      make each wreath unique. Students should bring a glue gun and
as those students who have never worked with clay before. Roll up        wire cutters.
your sleeves, grab some clay and enjoy this fun and stress relieving     Instructor: YVONNE RUSSELL                                in Littleton
class. Atmosphere is relaxed and instruction is individualized!          Japanese Washi Eggs
Limited to 8 students. Instructor: SARAH SORRENSON-COPPI                 Thursday, April 1                                     7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
                                                         in Littleton    $18 (Additional $3 material fee payable to instructor)
RUBBER STAMPING                                                          Learn the centuries old art of applying Japanese silk screen paper
 Instructor: LORI CHAMPINE, an experienced stamper and instructor.       onto eggs. Decorate two eggs and have the option of purchasing
                                                                         additional paper from the wide assortment available. The completed
 Rubber Stamping/Card Making I                                           egg is finished with a water based sealer creating an egg that is light
 Monday, March 8                                             7:00-9:00   as a feather but strong enough to be enjoyed year after year.
 $18 (Additional $8 material fee payable to instructor)                  Students are welcome to bring their own blown and cleaned hens
 Rubber stamping is a fun and simple art form that can be used to        eggs. Instructor: DEBBIE ROBSON is an experienced teacher and
 create unique handmade cards, gift wraps and tags, scrapbook            crafter.
 pages and more. Combine stamps, inks, papers and other                                                                             in Littleton
 accessories to make four special cards that you can share with
 family and friends (if you can part with them!) This class will be      Enjoying the Basics of Watercolor Painting
 fun whether you've never stamped before or have some experience         a.k.a. “Crash Course in Watercolors”
 with the craft already. You'll learn tips and techniques you can        Wednesday, April 14                                     6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
 use to enhance all your stamping projects.               in Littleton   $24
                                                                         This is a fun “crash course” on the basic methods used in watercolor
 Rubber Stamping/Card Making II                                          painting. You will explore different techniques, including wet on
 Monday, March 15                                          7:00-9:00     wet, dry on dry, dry on wet, and wet on dry as well as experimental
 $18 (Additional $8 material fee payable to instructor)                  methods such as stamping, lifting, and texturing. We will discuss
 Would you like to try some new tools for enhancing the look of          the use of color, light, and composition. Each student will work
 your hand stamped cards? We'll use the brayer, corrugator, tearing      independently on their subject matter of choice-landscapes and still
 edge and embossing gun to give a new level of sophistication to         lifes are the usual favorites. Class critiques and individual attention
 your handmade cards. This is a great follow-up to Rubber                from the instructor are essential components of the class. Please
 Stamping/Card Making 1, particularly if you are new to this craft.      bring watercolor paper (at least 140 lb), a variety of brushes,
 Four cards will be completed in class.                 in Littleton     watercolor paints, a palette and water container to class. Instructor:


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GINGER HUGHES, a local artist.                               in Groton     Successful Sales Strategies
                                                                           4 Mondays, March 1 – 22                                 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Watercolor Painting - Intermediate                                         $65
6 Tuesdays, March 16 – April 27                          6:30-9:30 p.m.    Take a trip with a sales professional. Witness a wide range of selling
$85                                                                        techniques from door-to-door to high-level corporate transactions.
If you have done any kind of watercolor painting or other artwork in       Use the science of selling to get the order – not a pledge. This class,
the past, and are yearning for a time and place to discipline yourself     designed for novices, practicing sales people, sales professionals and
to get back into it, this course is for you. Will review some basics of    anyone interested in learning what makes a sales person tick, will
watercolor; however, focus will be less on lecture and more on “in         detail what a sales personality is and how to develop a powerful one.
class” painting. Individual attention from the instructor will also be     All selling attempts should lead to the most beautiful words in a
a large focus, along with critiques. Materials: watercolor paper (at       sales person’s vocabulary – the close! Come get involved with
least 140lb.), brushes, paints, mixing tray for your palette, water        different types of closing situations. Instructor: DOMENIC
container. Complete list will be sent upon registration. Instructor:       STEFANO, is the author of Sell With Dignity, Sell With Class but
GINGER HUGHES, a local artist.                                in Groton    never get off your prospect’s ---. A copy of this book is included in
                                                                           the cost of the class. He is a sales professional, sales trainer, sales
     BUSINESS, CAREER & WORKPLACE                                          manager and former owner of a manufacturing and equipment
                                                                           leasing company.                                             in Littleton
Basic Accounting and Tax Savings                                           So You’re A Landlord – By Choice or Default
for Small Business                                                         Tuesday, April 6                                    7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12                                     7:00 - 9:00 p.m.     $20
$30                                                                        Become a knowledgeable landlord. Course content includes finding
For freelancers, consultants, and people with part-time second             and qualifying tenants, choosing and using the appropriate
businesses - this course covers record keeping, business use of home       paperwork, managing tenants, choosing and using the appropriate
and automobile, travel and educational expenses, depreciation,             paperwork, and managing the rental property and dealing with
Keough accounts, etc. Tax law changes are discussed. Instructor:           avoiding problems. Questions and “war stories” are welcome.
THOMAS ARRISON, CPA, is local businessman with his own                     Students are encouraged to view the movie “Pacific Heights” before
CPA business. He has over 20 years experience helping small                attending class. Instructor: CHRISTINE SWEENEY has owned,
business.                                                 in Littleton     rented and managed rental properties for over 20 years. She is
Buying and Selling on eBay                                                 knowledgeable about Massachusetts Tenant Landlord Laws.
Thursday, April 1 or                                                                                                                  in Littleton
Monday, April 5                                       6:30 – 9:00 p.m.     Tax Savings for Rental Properties
$20                                                                        Wednesday, April 28                                   7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This class targets the beginner who wants to buy or sell on ebay           $30
with an emphasis on selling. Students gain practical, hands-on             For current or prospective owners of rental property - this course
experience by listing an item, supplied by the instructor, for sale        covers common deductions, depreciation, repairs vs. improvement,
during the class. Learn how to safely conduct financial transactions,      overnight travel, vacation home rental, etc. Implications of any
how to accept credit card payments, how to ship and pack any item          new tax law changes are discussed. This course is a good follow-up
hassle free, how to check feedback and the importance of follow-           to the landlord course. Instructor: THOMAS ARRISON
up. Instructor: SUSAN CUMMINGS has been selling on ebay for                                                                           in Littleton
three years.                                              in Littleton
Ebay - Mastering The Online Marketplace                                                   COMPUTER EDUCATION
2 Thursdays, May 6 & 13                               6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$49                                                                        Basic Computer for Anyone
In this hands-on workshop taught by an Ebay powerseller, we will           5 Thursday nights, March 4 - April 8                 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
discuss how to buy and sell at Ebay, the world’s largest auction and       Class limited to 12.
online marketplace. Buying tips will include searching for items,          $75
researching, and bidding. Selling tips – the focus of this course –        This is a hands-on opportunity to learn in a low stress, fun
will cover planning and creating listings, using photos, timing,           environment with others who share your concerns! We’ll start with
managing auctions, arranging payment, shipping, and handling               the basics, and then we master the machine, learning about
nonresponsive buyers. This workshop will pay special attention to          Windows, playing with a mouse (no traps required!), surfing the
reliably using the self-policing community-building feedback system        internet and working with email. We’ll learn enough to use
of Ebay. Instructor: TRACY MARKS, M.A. in education from                   Microsoft Word for word processing and we’ll also talk about buying
Tufts University, 29 years experience teaching adults, 10 years            computers … what to look for and what to avoid.
experience teaching computer graphics and Internet courses.                Instructor: JOLENE STARUCH, Sr. Software Engineer, IBM, 20
Author of four books and an Ebay powerseller of her own                    yrs. of experience as systems analyst, programmer and computer
photography and out of print books                           in Groton     instructor.                                                 in Groton
Starting Your Own Business                                                 Basic Computer for Senior Citizens
Wednesday, May 5                                       7:00 - 9:00 p.m.    6 Wednesdays, March 3 - April 7                     6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$30                                                                        Class limited to 12.
Owning your own business can be an exciting and rewarding                  $69
experience or it can be a total disaster - sometimes it’s a mixture of     Want to keep in touch with those computer savvy grandchildren but
both. This class is for the person who is thinking about starting a        terrified of that beastly machine? Join others who didn’t grow up
business or who is in business and wants to become more profitable.        playing video games and conquer the basics of computer literacy!
Topics covered include: determining whether to go into business for        Hands-on opportunity to learn in a low stress, fun environment with
yourself, dealing with the IRS and everything in between.                  others who share your concern! Start with the basics, learning
Instructor: THOMAS ARRISON                                  in Littleton   about Windows, playing with a mouse (no traps required!), surfing
                                                                           the internet and working email. What to look for and avoid when
                                                                           buying a computer. Instructor: JOLENE STARUCH.             in Groton


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           PowerPoint: An Introduction                                      Word in a Day — Crash Course
            4 Thursdays, March 4 – 25                  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.     Saturday, March 27                                    9:00 – 3:00 p.m.
           $95                                                              Class limited to 10.
Students will learn how to create slides, insert text and graphics,         $79
add color, and combine animation and transitions to create a simple         Here it is, from soup to nuts in one long comprehensive day. This
presentation. General tips on creating effective presentations using        class is for the person who is already able to use Windows
this fun and easy software will be shared.                                  (navigating with Windows Explorer, and is comfortable with the
Instructor: MICHELE SMITH is a Technology Integration                       concepts of folders and files) and who wants to learn to use
Specialist in the Littleton School District                in Littleton     Microsoft Word, but doesn’t want to come to multiple evening
Microsoft Word For Beginners                                                classes. We’ll cover everything from the Word for the Wary class
4 Tuesdays, March 2 – March 23                       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.       above, and much of the Word for the Wise class above. Students
$105 (Additional $5 material fee payable to instructor)                     should be comfortable with using a mouse and be familiar with the
Learn the basics of MS Word, from opening the program to utilizing          basic Windows environment. Instructor: JOLENE STARUCH
the many useful and timesaving features available. Class topics will                                                                     in Groton
include: familiarization and customization of the working
environment, printing and saving, basic formatting, including
margins, paragraphs and fonts, working with styles, bullets and lists,
                                                                                                      COOKING
spelling and grammar checks, inserting images, and working with
built-in templates. Students must be able to use a mouse, and be                   Parent/Child Cooking - Age 7 & Up With an Adult
familiar with Windows software concepts. An extensive handout                       Wednesday, March 10 - 24                       6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
packet and disk with examples will be distributed. Instructor:              $55 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to the instructor)
DIANE ARONSON, Systems Analyst, Massachusetts Dept. of                      Join Mark and Lucie Levine as they explore basic, and not so basic,
Employment and Training, is an experienced computer instructor.             cooking techniques. Each lesson will be devoted to a particular
                                                            in Littleton    mealtime, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with different selections for
                                                                            each event. Whether it’s the parent or child who needs the cooking
Microsoft Word 2                                                            lesson, this course will meet your culinary needs, merging the
4 Tuesdays, April 6 – May 4                           7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$105 (Additional $5 material fee payable to instructor)                     simplicity of beginner cooking for one with more complex
For those students who have taken a beginning Word class or have            techniques for the other; if nothing else, you’ll have a blast cooking
familiarity with the basic editing functions of the program.                with Lucie and Mark.
Intermediate Word will include features such as: setting up and             Instructors: MARK LEVINE is an experienced chef who enjoys
printing envelopes and labels, creating and formatting tables,              cooking with his daughter LUCIE.                           in Littleton
creating and using mail merge documents; and formatting text into
columns. It will also cover inserting, repositioning, editing, adding       St. Paddy’s Day Feast
borders and resizing graphic images within your documents. An               Wednesday, March 17                                     6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
extensive handout packet and disk with examples will be                     $18
distributed. Instructor: DIANE ARONSON                     in Littleton     Not the usual corned beef and cabbage this year! We’ll make a
                                                                            hearty Irish Beef Stew and a fluffy, buttery Colcannon. There’ll be
Word for the Wary                                                           fresh-baked soda bread and learn to prepare a proper Irish Coffee.
4 Thursdays, April 15 - May 13                           6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   Maximum class size is 6. Binder with recipes and containers for
Class limited to 15.                                                        leftovers are included in the class fee. Materials fee of $40 will be
$49                                                                         paid to instructor. Instructor: SALLY MEDDOCK SMITH, owner
Does the sound of “Word Processor” cause your knees to quake?               of “Gourmet Shortcuts”. Class is taught at 269 Pepperell Road in
Never really worked with a word processor before but want or need           West Groton.
to know how to use one? Come learn the basics of Microsoft Word                                                                          in Groton
in a hands-on adventure! We’ll start at the very beginning,                 Lessons in Low-Fat
covering everything from starting the program to creating written           Thursday, April 1                                     6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
masterpieces. No guarantees for the quality of writing, but we’ll           $18
certainly make it look good! Class activities will include creating,        Learn all about fat in foods and how to reduce or eliminate from
printing and saving documents, as well as basic formatting (margins,        your favorite recipes. Lighten up your pantry, refrigerator and
paragraphs, fonts, styles, lists, tables, spelling & grammar, adding        become a smarter food shopper. Low–fat can be delicious with
pictures) and working with templates. Students should be                    Hot’n Sour Soup, Spicy Indian Chicken with Riata, Hummus Wraps
comfortable with using a mouse and be familiar with the basic               and an Apricot Sorbet. A binder with recipes and containers for
Windows environment. Instructor: JOLENE STARUCH.                            leftovers are included in the class fee. Maximum class size is 6.
                                                              in Groton     Materials fee of $40 will be paid to instructor. Instructor: SALLY
Word for the Wise                                                           MEDDOCK SMITH, author of “Souper Soups” cookbook. Class is
3 Thursdays, May 20 - June 3                         6:30 – 8:30 p.m.       taught at 269 Pepperell Road in West Groton.                in Groton
Class limited to 15.                                                        Tex-Mex
$39                                                                         Wednesday, May 5                                       6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
No longer one of the wary, if you’ve mastered the very basics of            $18
Microsoft Word and want to make it do more tricks, this is the class        What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with your own
for you. Join us for some of the finishing touches…printing                 Southwestern fiesta. An easy salsa that we will turn into gazpacho,
envelopes & labels, more table formatting, merging lists to print           chicken enchiladas and a traditional flan for dessert. Recipes will be
address labels, and formatting text into columns to create fancy            included for “authentic” beverages. Maximum class size is 6. Binder
newsletters and cards. From there we’ll go on to format images, add         with recipes and containers for leftovers are included in the class
borders and answer questions you may have. Students should be               fee. Materials fee of $40 will be paid to instructor. Instructor:
comfortable with using a mouse and be familiar with the basic               SALLY MEDDOCK SMITH, author of “Super Soups” cookbook.
Windows environment, and be comfortable creating basic                      Class will be taught at 269 Pepperell Road in West Groton.
documents in Word. Instructor: JOLENE STARUCH. in Groton                                                                                 in Groton

                                                                      –7–
                                                                         Black & White Photography
                       FAMILY TIES                                       6 Thursdays, March 4 - April 8                        7:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                         $39
Parent Coaching: Championing                                             Want to experience a different, creative approach in photography?
Your Teen to Success                                                     Let’s explore the world of black and white. You will be learning
Tuesday, April 6                                     7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    about seeing in tones and textures rather than color. Let’s have fun
$20                                                                      with this technique! No dark room. All film can be processed at
A teenager faces many life challenges and stresses. Creating             one hour labs. Instructor: CAROL JAILLET of Photographic
options, gaining perspectives and making choices are part of             Impressions.                                                in Groton
everyday life. Using the GROW model the parent coach learns how          Beginning Black and White Darkroom
to focus on the desired outcome putting aside judgment and parental      6 Tuesdays, March 2 - April 6                      6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
agendas. Parent coaching is not about handing out the right answer       $39
but about preparing teenagers to make their own choices. As a            Photographic Impressions. Introduction to the darkroom materials
parent coach you can help your teen fulfill his/her personal goals       and developing black and white photography with a local
and realize his/her dreams. Instructor: JANET STEWART is a               professional photographer to increase your knowledge and skills of
teacher and professional coach. She has worked with children and         envisioning the photograph and printing. Creative and fun!
families for over 20 years.                              in Littleton    Instructor: CAROL JAILLET of Photographic Impressions
                                                                                                                                   in Groton
Parenting Your Teen to Confidence
Tuesday, March 30                                     7:00 – 9:00 p.m.   Advanced Black and White Labwork
$20                                                                      6 Tuesdays, March 2 – April 6                     7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Living in harmony with a teenager may be one of the most                 $39
challenging tasks that a parent faces. The way a parent listens,         Photographic Impressions. For people who are familiar with
supports and appreciates can make a big difference in increasing the     photography and camera settings. Learn to become more creative
joy and decreasing the frustration. Parent coaching is not just for      through the developing process, cropping and composition through
the playing fields. This class will demonstrate ways to modify your      the lab work. Instructor: CAROL JAILLET of
parenting style and reap the benefits of gaining a deeper                Photographic Impressions.                                in Groton
understanding of your teen. Some of the class exercises are derived
from the book “Parent As Coach” by Diana Haskins.                        Mystery Walks
Instructor: JANET STEWART                                 in Littleton   6 Tuesdays, April 27 – June 1                       10:00 a.m. - Noon
                                                                         or
                                                                         Wednesdays, April 28 – June 2                        10:00 a.m.- Noon
                    FUN & FITNESS                                        $50
Getting Started in Genealogy                                             Put some “spring” in your step and join us for fresh air, fun
5 Thursdays, April 8 - May 13                      7:00 – 8:30 p.m.      companionship and exercise as we explore the conservation lands in
$35                                                                      Littleton and surrounding towns. Get into nature - it's great for
Did your ancestors come over on the Mayflower? Do you have a             your physical, mental and spiritual health. Exercise will be
famous person in your history? Come and find out how to search           moderate with an occasional challenge. Walking will be on terrain
records and seek information in an organized manner. Let me show         that can be uneven, rocky or wet. Wear sturdy, water resistant
you how to discover more about your personal history by using my         footwear. Bring water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen and
25 years experience of being a history “snoop”. This workshop on         occasionally lunch money, in case there is a great inexpensive lunch
genealogy are fun and I bring my enthusiasm of having “been there,       spot nearby. Instructor: SUSIE PHOENIX has been a recreational
done that” to my course. Instructor: SANDRA HAPGOOD-                     therapist and an aerobics instructor. She is writing a tour guide to
PHILLIPS is past president of the Central Mass. Genealogical             Concord. She loves taking people to new places.
Society and is currently Chairwoman of the Education/Technology                                                                  in Littleton
division of the society.                                 in Groton       Beginning Swing Dance
Exploring the Night Sky                                                  6 Wednesdays, March 3 – April 7                      6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
3 Wednesdays, March 3 - 17                           6:30 – 8:30 p.m.    $65/couple, $35/single
$35                                                                      “If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk you can sing” is a
How many times have you gazed up at the night sky and wished you         dance philosophy expressed in a saying from Zimbabwe. This class
could name the stars and constellations! Do you own a telescope,         is for beginners, “non-dancers”, and those with some experience
but don’t know how to use it? Learn how to identify the major stars      who want a good refresher. Learn the 6-count step, triple step, arch
and constellations, how to use a telescope to explore the wonders of     turn, set and spin, fake out and more. Wear comfortable clothes
the universe, and much more!! Instructor: GLENN CHAPLE is a              and soft-soled shoes that allow you to spin comfortably. Singles as
Middle School teacher in Groton.                           in Groton     well as couples are welcome. Instructor: GINI DURNFORD has 12
                                                                         years experience teaching swing dance and the lindy hop.
Fun with Photography                                                                                                             in Littleton
6 Thursdays, March 4 - April 8                         6:30-7:30 p.m.
$39                                                                      Intermediate Swing Dance
Fun approach in learning how to take great portraits and                 6 Wednesdays, March 3 – April 7                      7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
photographs of your interest with local Professional Photographer.       $65/couple, $35/single
Fun group of adults who are very supportive. Each week will be           For those who have taken at least one beginning swing dance course
light assignments and constructive critique of the work to help you      or other swing course. Hone your skills, expand your repertoire of
become a better photographer. Everyone welcome. No dark room.            moves and learn how to sequence a string of steps including the
All film can be developed at one hour labs for the following week.       sliding doors, duck-through, swivels turnout kicks, book kicks and
Join us in this great hobby! Instructor: CAROL JAILLET of                she goes/he goes and much more. New material to match student’s
Photographic Impressions.                                  in Groton     needs. Singles as well as couples are welcomed.
                                                                          Instructor: GINI DURNFORD                               in Littleton

                                                                    –8–
Friday Swing Dancing                                                      Yoga
Friday, April 16       Dancing -                      7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    8 Mondays, beginning March 1                        2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
                       Lesson -                       7:00 – 7:45 p.m.    $110
$12 at door, $10 pre-registration                                         While building on the basics of Yoga, as above, this level adds a
Calling all Swing Dancers, Lindy Loppers and Jitterbugs! Join us for      series of more challenging postures. This class is designed to build
an evening of great music and swing dancing. This is a chance for all     strength, increase flexibility and improve mental clarity. No pre-
of you who’ve taken a class and want a local, affordable, fun way to      vious experience required. Wear loose comfortable clothing.
get out, get down, get up and DANCE. If you’ve merely thought             Light or minimal eating within 2 hours prior to class is recom-
about taking a class some day, come on out and see what it’s all about    mended. Class will be held at the high school aerobic room and is
– and enjoy a lesson to get you started. For experienced dancers, you     open to staff and students.
already know you are in for a great evening! This dance will be held
at the Alcott School Gym in Concord. Call for directions.                 Yoga
Instructors: GINI DURNFORD and CARL McPHEE                                8 Tuesdays, beginning March 2                         7:30-9:00 p.m.
                                                        call Littleton    8 Thursdays, beginning March 4
Spanish Dance                                                             $110
6 Mondays, March 8 - April 12                         7:30 – 8:30 p.m.    While building on the basics of Yoga, as above, this level adds a
$65/couple, $35/single                                                    series of more challenging postures. This class is designed to build
Flamenco, a fun, fiery and sensuous form of dance is the soul music       strength, increase flexibility and improve mental clarity. No pre-
of Spain. Sevillanas are ancient folk dances and are danced by            vious experience required. Wear loose comfortable clothing.
young and old alike at fairs, baptisms and night clubs all over Spain.    Light or minimal eating within 2 hours prior to class is recom-
Learn the first Sevillana (there are four), palmas (hand clapping),       mended.
castanets and a few Spanish words. Instructor: MELISSA CROWE
lived and danced in Sevilla for 8 years. She performed and taught         Continuing Yoga
dance throughout New England with the Ramon de los Reyes                  8 Wednesdays, beginning March 3                       7:30-9:00 p.m.
Spanish Dance Theater for 10 years.                       in Littleton    $110
                                                                          This class is designed for people desiring a vigorous workout.
Family Spanish Dance – Adults and Children                                Learn a challenging series of postures that focus on strength, con-
6 Mondays, March 8 - April 12                        6:30 – 7:15 p.m.     centration, flexibility, and balance. Experience a challenging
$40/couple, $10/additional student                                        adventure while nurturing your inner self. Previous experience
Clap your hands; stamp your feet; and dance to the fun and soulful        required.
music of Spain. Sevillanas are ancient folk dances and are danced
by young and old alike at fairs, baptisms and night clubs all over        Basic Yoga
Spain. Learn the first Sevillana (there are four), palmas (hand           8 Saturdays, beginning March 6                     7:30-9:00 a.m. or
clapping), castanets and a few Spanish words. Instructor:                 $120                                                9:30 – 11:00 a.m
MELISSA CROWE                                             in Littleton    While building on the basics of Yoga, as above, this level adds a
                                                                          series of more challenging postures. This class is designed to build
Strength Training                                                         strength, increase flexibility and improve mental clarity. No pre-
6 Mondays, March 1 - April 5                             7:00-8:30 p.m.   vious experience required. Wear loose comfortable clothing.
$49                                                                       Light or minimal eating within 2 hours prior to class is recom-
Learn how to strengthen and tone your muscles with weight                 mended.
training. This six week course will teach you to safely and
effectively lift weights to become stronger, leaner, healthier, and       Yoga
more energetic. Class limited to 10 participants. Instructor:             8 Tuesdays, beginning March 2                        9:30-11:30 a.m.
DIANNE WEBSTER, certified personal trainer.                  in Groton    8 Wednesdays, beginning March 3
                                                                          $110
Tae Kwon Do                                                               While building on the basics of Yoga, as above, this level adds a
Tuesdays, Classes Ongoing                               4:00-6:00 p.m.    series of more challenging postures. This class is designed to build
Prescott School Gym                                     6:45-8:45 p.m.    strength, increase flexibility and improve mental clarity. No pre-
$40 per month paid to instructor                                          vious experience required. Wear loose comfortable clothing.
This club teaches traditional Tae Kwon Do in a non-contact class.         Light or minimal eating within 2 hours prior to class is recom-
Students learn forms or Katas, techniques, sparring and self-defense      mended.
in each class. This is a family oriented club with the afternoon class
geared for children, while the evening class is aimed at adults.          Tone & Sculpt
Anyone from first grade and up is welcome at either. Instructor:          8 Thursdays, beginning March 4                    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
DON ROTA.                                                   in Groton     $110
                                                                          Tone and sculpt your body with the use of free weights and nau-
Yoga                                                                      tilus equipment, combined with the mindfulness of yoga. In a
Instructor: KATRYN MILLER has been teacher for over 15 years;             safe, noncompetitive environment we will explore strength train-
she is certified through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.          ing for health with an emphasis on breath, form and awareness.
Katryn also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Education and               The class will begin with warm-ups and stretching. The remain-
Exercise Physiology.                                                      ing time will be used with weights and cardiovascular equipment,
All Yoga classes held                                     in Groton       ending with a cool down and final relaxation.
  Gentle Yoga                                                             Instructor: KATRYN MILLER
  8 Tuesdays, beginning March 2                         5:30-7:00 p.m.
  $110
  Learn how to listen to your body’s needs and respect its limitations
  through gentle opening and stretching exercises. Explore breath-
  ing techniques to help you relax and feel rejuvenated. Practice
  basic yoga postures and learn the skills for developing proper
  alignment.

                                                                     –9–
Video Production
4 Wednesdays, March 24 to April 14                    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     HOME AND GARDEN
Class Limit: 15
No Charge                                                                   Crime Watch Neighborhoods and More
Learn all the basics of video production for field and studio               Tuesday, March 9                                         7:00-9:00 p.m.
shooting. We’ll go over the fundamentals of camera work including           Free
operation, composition, and exposure. You’ll learn about audio for          Crime Watch Neighborhoods and More will include crime
different locations using various microphones, and go over different        prevention for the elderly, family, and property. Learn crime
scenarios for interesting and appealing television lighting. No             prevention techniques to keep all that you hold dear and safe and
experience necessary. All ages welcome.                                     secure. Bring your own questions and concerns to be addressed as
nstructor: BOB COLEMAN                                       in Groton      part of class. Subjects to include locks, lighting, and safety
                                                                            techniques through environmental design. Instructor: DON
                  HEALTH & SAFETY                                           DELOREY is a Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council
                                                                            Certified Crime Prevention Officer.
                                                                                                                                        in Groton
How to Give A Good Massage
2 Mondays, March 8 & 15 or                             7:00-9:00 p.m.       Decorative Wall Finishes
2 Mondays, April 5 & 12                                7:00-9:00 p.m.       Tuesday, March 2                                      7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$29                                                                         $38 (All materials supplied by the instructor including sponging and
Learn how to give your loved ones a good basic massage. Find out            ragging kits)
what is involved in this wonderful experience. Focus will be on             Learn the steps to creating eye catching wall finishes for your home
neck, back, shoulders, arms, and legs. Taught by a licensed and             in this hands-on faux finish workshop. Experiment with glazes and
certified massage therapist. All you need to bring is your own two          learn the techniques of successful ragging and sponging. Instructor:
hands! Please wear loose fitting clothing. Instructor: MICHAEL              BOB COHEN, of Lynch Paint has a wealth of information and years
CORONELLA, M.S., and LMT.                                   in Groton       of experience in the home decorating field.               in Littleton
Infant Massage - Age One Week to Crawling
3 Mondays, March 15 - 29                              7:00 – 8:00 p.m.                  Roman Shade Basics
$85/family                                                                              4 Tuesdays, March 2 – March 23             7:00 – 9:00 pm
Infant massage is a communication process between parents or                            $50 (Additional $10 material fee payable to instructor)
caregiver and child, not a massage treatment or technique. Learn            In this 4 week course, learn all the basics of making a roman shade.
specific strokes for relaxation, improved digestion and relief of           Topics covered include proper techniques and options, mounting,
colic/gas. Discover ways to identify your baby’s cues. Build your           stringing and installing a cord lock. No sewing is done in class,
confidence in recognizing your child’s body language. Both parents          although students will layout and prepare the shade and finish
are encouraged to participate. A materials list will be sent upon           during the final class. Work at home is essential in order to
registration. Instructor: MARGIE ARRISON is a registered nurse              complete the project on a timely basis. Instructor: BERNADETTE
and licensed massage therapist.                           in Littleton      STOCKWELL has owned and operated a home-based home
                                                                            decorating workroom for twenty years. Her work has appeared in
The Latest on Heart Healthy Eating                                          many national publications including the covers of Better Homes
Monday, March 15                                         7:00 - 8:30 p.m.   and Gardens Traditional Homes, the special interest Bedroom and
$25                                                                         Bath and a current edition of BH & G’s idea and instruction book,
Are you looking for ways to lower your cholesterol and improve              Window Treatments.                                         in Littleton
your overall health without drugs? A recent Canadian study
demonstrated the effectiveness of modifying diet to include a
portfolio of foods in lowering blood cholesterol levels. The good                       Valance Basics
news is that these foods fit easily into anyone’s life. Find out how                     4 Tuesdays, April 6 – May 4                 7:00 – 9:00 pm
easy and tasty it can be to include these essentials in your life.                       $50 (Additional $10 material fee payable to instructor)
Just because it’s good for you doesn’t mean it can’t taste good!            In this 4-week course, you will learn all of the basics of making a
Instructor: SANDRA PECK, Ed.M., is a registered dietitian                   straight rod run valance, with or without a header. Topics covered
with a special interest in the benefits of soy products.                    will be proper measuring (inside or outside the window frame),
                                                            in Littleton    fabric selection and yardage calculation, construction techniques
                                                                            and options. The valance course will step you through considering
                                                                            proportions for your window and proper pattern placement. No
            Massachusetts Boating Basics                                    sewing will be done during class time, although students will layout
            5 Tuesdays, March 23 - April 27             6:30 – 8:30 pm      and prepare the shade and finish during the final class. Work at
            Free *Advance Registration Required*                            home is essential in order to complete the project on a timely basis.
This state and nationally approved boating safety course is geared to       Instructor: BERNADETTE STOCKWELL
the young and novice boater. Topics covered include basic boat                                                                        in Littleton
design, legal requirements, navigation rules, boat handling tips and
dealing with accidents. All graduates will receive a diploma and
Safety Certificate, required for youth 12 - 15, and for 16 and 17 year
olds who want to operate a personal watercraft. Family participation
is encouraged and has proven to be rewarding and fun.
Instructor: MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE
                                                            in Littleton




                                                                     – 10 –
                                                                          Maximize Your Financial Aid and Lower the
        PERSONAL LAW & FINANCE                                            Cost of College
                                                                          Tuesday, March 23                                      7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Buying A Home                                                             $20/family
Tuesday, March 9                                      7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    This one night workshop is a must for all parents of college-bound
$20                                                                       high school students, including freshman and sophomores. We will
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever         demystify the college financial aid process and teach you how to
make. Don’t make costly mistakes - learn from the experts! Topics         access the more than $60 billion dollars in financial aid that is
include buyer and seller representation, the importance of home           available. Strategies are presented to help you protect your assets
inspections, why interest rates are not created equal, first time buyer   by maximizing your eligibility for aid, effectively lowering your
and no down payment programs, and the benefits of using a                 college costs. Learn the optimum time to set the strategies in place
professional realtor and attorney. Bring your questions! Instructors:     (best before junior year) and how waiting until the financial aid
LESLIE BREW, Realtor, ERA Morrison Real Estate and PENNY                  deadline may cause you to miss out on the full amount of aid you
HAMEL of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.                        in Littleton   qualify for. Learn how to protect the equity in your home and
                                                                          enhance your retirement savings as you educate your child. Bring a
College Education Funding Possibilities                                   calculator and basic knowledge of your income, taxes and assets.
Tuesday, April 27                                     7:00 - 9:00 p.m.    An optional free analysis will be provided for those attending the
$20/family                                                                class. Instructor: COLLEGE FUNDING ADVISORS, INC.
With the cost of college at some private institutions exceeding                                                                     in Littleton
$35,000 per year, financing for higher education can be a challenge.
The vehicles to save for college for your children or grandchildren       Parents - Prepare Yourself for College
have been enhanced through state 529 plans. There are more than           Monday, April 26                                       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
40 different plans available. With flexibility and investment             $14
returns changing, there may be better investment opportunities            This is a class designed for high school parents of college bound
available to you. See how 529 plans compare to Ed IRA's, UGMA,            students. We will be discussing the college application process.
UTMA accounts and annuities. Instructor: DOROTHY                          Subjects will include activities resume, essays, interviews, GPA
BICKLING, Ed., D, CFP, is an experienced financial counselor with         (weighted/unweighted and what it means), SAT testing and so
a background in portfolio selection and management. in Littleton          much more! Applying to college can be overwhelming for parents
                                                                          and this may help get everyone through it and remain sane. There
Everything You Wanted to Know About                                       will be a question and answer timeframe and resources will be made
Divorce, But Were Afraid to Ask                                           available. Instructor: PAM KAZENIAC, GDRSD High School
Monday, March 15                                      7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Teacher-Transitions Class.                                   in Groton
$20
This course addresses some of the key issues in a divorce proceeding      The Individual 401K’s – A New Retirement
including what occurs when a party seeks a divorce, from the initial      Saving Possibility
filing through the negotiating and settlement, or trial, of the divorce   Tuesday, April 6                                       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
action. In addition, enforcement and modification of judgements           $25
will be reviewed. There will be a substantial question and answer         If you thought that only the people in the corporate world could put
period. All materials included in tuition. Instructor: BARRY S.           away a lot of pretax dollars into a retirement account. Not so! The
HARSIP, Esquire, concentrates his practice on family law. He has          Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 made
served on divorce panels and seminars for attorneys through the           it possible for owners of a family business, self-employed or contract
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.                  in Littleton   employees to make generous pre-tax contributions. Combine the
                                                                          new Individual 401K’s salary deferral contributions (up to $12,000
Make a Will - For Parents with Young                                      or $14,000 if over 50) with profit sharing contributions and you can
Children                                                                  put up to $40,000 into a retirement plan in one year. These plans
2 Tuesdays, March 30 & April 13                        7:00 - 9:00 p.m.   have no yearly funding requirements, allow for loans and have
$100/couple, $85 single parent                                            minimal cost and paper work. These new Individual 401k’s have
*It is essential that both parents attend both classes*                   helped many different professionals such as Real Estate Agents, self-
Specify and sign a customized will drawn up by an attorney                employed Accountants, Doctors and Sales Representatives to
experienced in estate planning. Protect your minor children by            maximize their ability to save for their retirement.
appointing a guardian of your choice, not one chosen by the probate       Instructor: SPENCER BETTS                                  in Littleton
court. Protect children’s inheritance by creating a trust for their
benefit. PART ONE covers the various decisions and choices                Selling A Home
regarding the provision of wills. Selection of roles of Guardian,         Tuesday, March 16                                     7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Trustee and Executor are made. PART TWO provides each                     $20
participant with a customized will ready for signatures, and              There are many things to consider when it’s time to sell your home.
customized Standby Guardian Proxy, which allows parents to                How do you reach as many prospective buyers as possible? How do
appoint a temporary guardian for their children in the event they         you arrive at the correct selling price? Is your home ready to be on
are unable to care for them. Witnesses and Notary Public provided.        the market? How do you know if prospective buyers are pre-
Instructor: LESLIE S. MADGE, Esquire.                     in Littleton    qualified? What are the roles of a professional realtor and attorney
                                                                          in the sale process? Learn the answers to these questions and many
                                                                          more! Instructors: LESLIE BREW and PENNY HAMEL
                                                                                                                                    in Littleton




                                                                    – 11 –
Suddenly Single
Thursday, March 4                                      7:00 – 9:00 p.m.                            SELF-AWARENESS
$20
Are you suddenly single and overwhelmed by finances? This                 Life Makeover
workshop is designed for women who find themselves – either               6 Thursdays, March 4 - April 8                         6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
through separation, divorce or death – suddenly single. Learn how         $59
to identify assets and liabilities, track income and expenses,            How often do you daydream about living a better life, a life that
understand investments and identify personal insurance needs.             reflects more of you, your values and deepest desires? In today’s
Learn how to set financial goals and objectives, manage finances          world most people live with a nagging sense that something is
with confidence and be an active participant in their financial           missing or that life is passing us by. So many of us long for time to
future. A background in mathematics is not necessary.                     discover who we are and what we really want before it’s too late.
Instructor: RENEE SENES is a financial consultant and                     Based on Personal Coach, Cheryl Richardson’s book, Life
independent investment advisor.                            in Littleton   Makeovers, join us for a fun and interactive class. Each week
                                                                          consists of a topic of the week and a Take Action Challenge. This
Writing a Will                                                            class is designed to help you in changing your life one week at a
Wednesday, March 24                                  7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
                                                                          time. Instructor: KAREN REGAN, certified self care instructor.
$15
                                                                                                                                         in Groton
So you’re thinking of writing your own will. One does not need to
be an attorney to draw up a will. However, doing it properly, so it is    Extreme Self-Care
acceptable to the probate court, is another issue. How to evaluate        6 Mondays, March 1 - April 5                           6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
whether you should draw your own will, and guidelines on how to           $59
do it. The class will be held at 142 Main Street, Groton.                 Do you find you say “yes” when you really want to say “no”? Do you
Instructor: ALETA MANUGIAN, Esq.                           in Groton      often break promises to yourself? Do you have plenty of time and
                                                                          space for yourself every day? Do you find yourself taking care of
                                                                          everyone else but yourself? In this class you will learn that caring
                                                                          for yourself is the most important thing you can do. Too often in
                                                                          today’s busy world we are caring for our kids, husband, house, elderly
                                                                          parents and even our pets and we often forget about ourselves.
                                                                          Learn how to make room in your life for YOU without looking
                                                                          selfish. This will be a fun and interactive class to show support for
                                                                          the busy woman of today’s world.
                                                                          Instructor: KAREN REGAN                                      in Groton




  CLASS
LOCATIONS
                                                                                                                           Russell St.
                                                                                                                           School


                                                           LITTLETON
                                                                                                                       Littleton
                                                                                                                       Middle

         GROTON                                                                                                        School




                                                                                     Littleton
                                                                                     High School
                                                                           KIN
                                                                                 G




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                                     CHILDREN’S CORNER
All classes listed are held in Littleton. Information about Groton children’s classes will be available at the schools.
       At Shaker Lane School for grades K-2.                                              At Russell Street School for grades 3-5.
After School Chefs                                                                 Basket Making
4 Thursdays, March 11 – April 1                            3:15 – 4:45 p.m.        4 Mondays, March 29 - April 26                                2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
$40 (Additional $15 material fee to instructor)                                    $45 (Additional $15 material fee payable to instructor)
Whip up a tasty treat each afternoon. Children take turns, cooperate and           Experience several types of weaving techniques as you complete two styles
learn how to measure ingredients.                                                  of baskets. Weave a colorful 8” diameter traditional style Easter basket,
Instructor: ALEV BOWEN                                                             with wooden handle, in your choice of dyed reed in time for the upcoming
                                                                                   spring season. Also craft a 8” x 8” x 3” D basket suitable for holding
Creative Dance                                                                     napkins, CDs or DVDs.
8 Mondays, March 1 – April 26                                 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.     Instructor: ELAINE DAUPHINAIS
$55
This class for boys and girls emphasizes creativity and imagination through        Chinese Brush Painting
dance and movement games. We use a little yoga to stretch and relax our            6 Tuesdays, March 2 – April 6                                2:30 – 4:00 pm
muscles and props to stimulate our minds. At the end of the class we               $50 (Additional $8 material fee payable to instructor)
improvise to classical and multicultural music. Parents are welcome to join        Learn the fundamentals of Chinese brush painting using basic brush stroke
us for a brief recital on the last class. Instructor: MILA NAJMR has taught        techniques and ink/watercolors on rice paper. Under the guidance of an
children’s dance for many years.                                                   experienced Chinese brush painting instructor, learn how to create an
Intermediate Chess for Kids – Grades 1 – 6                                         orchid, bamboo and other plants and animals in a spontaneous style.
8 Wednesdays, March 10 – May 5                                   3:15-4:15 p.m.    Instructor: SHARON WU
$85                                                                                Crafters’ Club
This class goes beyond the basics covering tactics, strategy and powerful          Take all four craft classes or choose the one that best suits your schedule or
opening moves enabling the student to be competitive at any level. We will         interest! Save money and take all four for $45, 3 for $35, 2 for $25 or 1 for
cover classic games, fantastic finishes and checkmating patterns. The              $15. All classes meet from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ($2 material fee to instructor per
emphasis is on playing opportunities that will help everyone see                   class) Instructor: DEBBIE ROBSON
improvement in their game. The kids will be grouped by age and ability to            Fleece Fringed Pillow                                    Thursday, March 4
keep everyone interested and motivated. There is no prerequisite for this            Learn a no-sew technique to make a cuddly soft pillow with fringe all
class, but kids should be familiar with the rules of chess, have participated in     around the edges.
chess clubs or be an avid player. Instructor: LOU MERCURI is a National
Chess Master who tutors kids in chess.                                               Felt Mosaic Photo Album                                 Thursday, March 18
                                                                                     Design a mosaic style cover for a small photo album that holds 4x6 photos
Mixed Media                                                                          using small squares of felt.
6 Mondays, March 8 – April 12                               3:15 – 4:30 p.m.         Easter Eggs                                                Thursday, April 8
$50 (Additional $15 material fee to instructor)                                      Decoupage tissue paper, napkins and fabric to papier mache eggs to create
Have fun creating art using a variety of materials. Each week explore the            long lasting unique eggs.
many ways of combining painting, drawing, printing and sculpture to                  Mothers Day Surprise                                     Thursday, April 29
express yourself in your own unique way. Instructor: ALEV BOWEN                      Learn to make origami gift boxes, and a Mothers Day gift out of beads to
Karate – Grades T – 2                                                                put in the box, for Mom’s special day.
8 Tuesdays, March 23 – May 18                               3:15 – 4:00 p.m.       Jewelry Making
8 Thursdays, March 25 – May 20                              3:15 – 4:00 p.m.       4 Mondays, March 1 – 22                                      2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
***This class is held at Shaker Lane School***                                     $40 ($20 material fee to instructor)
Karate on Tuesday only                                                    $55      Work with the hundreds of glass, metal and plastic beads available from the
Karate on Thursdays only                                                  $55      instructor to design several pieces of awesome jewelry each class.
Karate on both Tuesday & Thursday                                         $95      Instructor: MAY BRISBEBOIS
Mind, body and spirit are developed in ways that help build confidence and
increase self-esteem in a safe, and non-competitive environment. Children          Intermediate Chess for Kids – Grades 1 – 6
will reap the benefits of improved concentration, self-control, coordination       8 Wednesdays, March 10 – May 5                                 3:15-4:15 p.m.
and balance while enjoying every minute of their martial arts training.            $85 See description under Shaker Lane School.
Children are welcome to register for either the Tuesday or Thursday session,       Multi-Media
or to register for both days, depending upon their enthusiasm to advance to        6 Mondays, March 1 – April 5                                  2:30 – 3:30 p.m
the next level.                                                                    $60
Instructor: ANDY MARRONE                                                           Learn to record, capture and edit video using a digital video camera and
Mad Science                                                                        Microsoft Movie Maker. Students will create, direct and edit their own
8 Thursdays, April 15 – June 10                               3:45 - 4:45 p.m.     short movie or music video. Learn how to incorporate still pictures on
$110 (Includes all materials)                                                      scanned photos into your project along with text and other graphics.
***This class will be held at Russell Street School. If your child needs           Instructor: MIKE MCEACHERN
transportation to Russell Street School they may take the Tigers’ Den bus at       Karate
dismissal***                                                                       8 Tuesdays, March 23 – May 18                                4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
All new material. Investigate the world around you with Mad Science!               $60                           ***This class is held at Shaker Lane School***
Experiment with electricity, aerodynamics, gravity, light and more.                Mind, body and spirit are developed in ways that help build confidence and
Instructor: MAD SCIENCE OF GREATER BOSTON                                          increase self-esteem in a safe, and non-competitive environment. Children
                                                                                   will reap the benefits of improved concentration, self-control, coordination
Wild About Animals – Grades 1 & 2                                                  and balance while enjoying every minute of their martial arts training.
4 Fridays, March 12 - April 2                                  7:35 - 8:35 a.m.    Instructor: ANDY MARRONE
$45 (Additional $5 material fee payable to instructor)
Calling all early birds! Create a wild animal craft from the ocean, polar and      Mad Science
rainforest areas of the world. Read about, and create, creatures such as a         8 Thursdays, April 15 – June 10                               2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
gliding archaeopteryx, a shark puppet, a penguin magnet, a snowy chick             $110 (Includes all materials)
wall hanging or a tree frog beanbag.                                               All new material. Investigate the world around you with Mad Science!
Instructor: ROBIN SEWELL is a second grade teacher.                                Experiment with electricity, aerodynamics, gravity, light and more.
                                                                                   Instructor: MAD SCIENCE OF GREATER BOSTON


                                                                            – 13 –
                            POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Littleton Community Education and Groton-Dunstable Community Education are self-supporting departments of
their respective school systems. Residents of the area are welcome to enroll in any of the courses listed in this
brochure. There is no residency requirement to participate. The Littleton and Groton-Dunstable school districts are
non-discriminatory with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.

TERM DATES: The spring term begins on Monday, March 1, and continues until Friday, May 14. Daytime and
evening classes are offered for adults. Children’s classes are held after school. Classes will not be held on legal holi-
days or if school is closed due to vacation schedules or inclement weather. “NO SCHOOL” announcements will be
carried by the following radio stations: WBZ 1030 • WCAP 980 Lowell

CLASS LOCATIONS: Exact class locations are specified either by mail or phone AFTER registration informa-
tion has been received.
Littleton classes are usually held in either the High School located at 56 King Street (Rt. 2A), the Middle School or
the Russell Street Elementary School, conveniently located to routes 2A/110, 119 or 495. After-school classes are
held at the Shaker Lane Elementary in addition to the other locations.
Groton-Dunstable classes will be held in either the Regional High School or Middle School located on route 119 in
Groton. Courses might also be scheduled for the Swallow Union School in Dunstable.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: Reserve a place in a class by phoning ahead and then following up promptly
with a check or MasterCard or Visa (Littleton classes only) delivered in person or mailed. Registration forms are
found on the next page of this booklet. Please complete ONE registration form and submit ONE check for each class.
Checks should be made out to the community education program where the course is given. Register early because
class sizes are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register at least one week before the class
is scheduled. Decisions are made about whether or not to hold a class one week in advance of the start date.

               Littleton Community Education accepts payment with Mastercard or Visa

              CALL LITTLETON (978) 486-1400                      CALL GROTON-DUNSTABLE (978) 448-0398
                         Littleton                                            Groton-Dunstable
        Checks payable to: TOWN OF LITTLETON                             Checks payable to: GDRSD
      Send to: LITTLETON COMMUNITY EDUCATION                            Send to: GROTON DUNSTABLE
                      P.O. BOX 1486                                       COMMUNITY EDUCATION
             Littleton, Massachusetts 01460                                     P.O. BOX 730
                                                                        Groton, Massachusetts 01450



SENIOR DISCOUNTS: Senior citizens (age 60 or over) may request a 15% reduction in the price of tuition by
supplying proper identification. Teens registering for ADULT evening classes are also eligible for a 15% reduction in
tuition.

REFUNDS: Refunds will be made in full if a class is canceled due to low enrollment or if it is oversubscribed. NO
REFUNDS WILL BE MADE FOR ABSENCES OR WITHDRAWAL. If a class is canceled due to instructor illness,
every effort will be made to contact students by telephone and reschedule the class.


                                          QUESTIONS?
                   CALL LITTLETON (978) 486-1400
              CALL GROTON-DUNSTABLE (978) 448-0398


                                                           – 14 –
                        REGISTRATION FORMS
                                                                           Registration Form
  How To Register
Complete one registration form per student          LAST NAME                               FIRST NAME
and include a check for each course. Any
type of duplication is acceptable. Note             ADDRESS                TOWN/CITY                       STATE                        ZIP
which town is sponsoring the course and
send to/call the appropriate program:
                                                    HOME PHONE                             WORK PHONE
Checks payable to:                                  Senior Citizen ID - If student, Age _________________________________
Town of Littleton or GDRSD                          e-mail address:__________________________

                                                     Course Title                                                              Fee




                                                    I enclose my check for ___________________________________________
By Phone
                                                    Complete if paying by credit card         Visa           MasterCard
Groton Classes - (978) 448-0398
                                                            Card Account Number                                     Expiration Date
Littleton Classes - (978) 486-1400
If you are paying with a credit card                                                                                          -
(Littleton classes only) please have your                                                                          Month             Year
MC/VISA card number ready when you call.            Cardholder Name_________________________________________________
                                                                                  Name as it appears on credit card. Please print.

                                                    Cardholder Signature______________________________________________

                                                       Register by Credit Card (Littleton Classes Only)
                                                                         Call (978) 486-1400
By Mail
Fill in the registration form and mail with                                Registration Form
payment to:
                                                    LAST NAME                               FIRST NAME
Littleton Community Education
P.O. Box 1486
Littleton, MA 01460                                 ADDRESS              TOWN/CITY                        STATE                         ZIP
         or
Groton-Dunstable Community                          HOME PHONE                             WORK PHONE
Education                                           Senior Citizen ID - If student, Age _________________________________
                                                    e-mail address:__________________________
P.O. Box 730
Groton, MA 01450                                     Course Title                                                              Fee
Don’t forget to enclose your check.
If you are paying with MC/VISA, write your
card number and expiration date in the designated
space. (Littleton classes only.)
                                                    I enclose my check for ___________________________________________
                                                    Complete if paying by credit card        Visa            MasterCard
                                                            Card Account Number                                    Expiration Date
                                                                                                                             -
By Fax
                                                                                                                  Month              Year
You may fax your registration for Littleton         Cardholder Name_________________________________________________
                                                                                  Name as it appears on credit card. Please print.
classes to (978) 486-1400.
            Please submit a separate                Cardholder Signature_______________________________________________
        registration form for each person.

                                                        – 15 –
                PLEASE...
     REGISTER PROMPTLY FOR COURSES
  We must make decisions about whether or not a class will be held about a week in advance of the
  start date. Sometimes just two or three registrations make the needed difference to meet mini-
  mum enrollment requirements. On the other hand, some classes fill up early and a prompt regis-
  tration will ensure your space in the class. Either way, registering early is the best way to avoid
  disappointment.


                 Littleton                                     Groton-Dunstable
               Public Schools                                   Public Schools
        Dr. Paul Livingston – Superintendent           Dr. Mary Athey Jennings – Superintendent
  Sharon R. Martel – Community Education Director     Karen Tuomi – Community Education Director




                          COURSE IDEA?
         If you have a suggestion for a course, please let us know. We love new ideas!
  Littleton Community Education 978-486-1400 • Groton-Dunstable Community Education 978-448-0398



Littleton Public Schools
Littleton Community Education
P.O. Box 1486
Littleton, MA 01460

								
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