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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Computer Class for Older Adults 8.7.24


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Aug 7, 2024 at 2 pm

Have you taken computer classes before and been totally lost? Well, this unique class is for those who are looking for simple and practical instructions. Your patient instructor has trained 1000s of older adults with 4 and 5-star ratings! We will discuss the popular YouTube website that offers 1000s of free informative and entertaining videos, show a few email tips and tricks, demonstrate online shopping, visit AARP and other related websites for seniors, use some shortcut keys, and navigate Google Search to do research and get information. So, if you have been frustrated with other classes, consider taking this refreshing and informative computer class for older adults! You won’t be disappointed!

Mushroom and Wild Edible Plants Walk


with David Spahr

Calendar Aug 10, 2024 at 10 am
Want to learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and fungi? You will be exploring along a trail which the instructor has found to be an excellent mushrooming area. The class will also discuss commonly found wild edibles including nutritious greens, their uses, and their niche in the local ecology. This course involves some moderate hiking. The group will meet at the Rt. 17 parking lot for the Georges Highland Path trail.

AI (Ai) Made So Practical and Easy!


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Aug 11, 2024 at 3 pm

Are you curious about AI (Ai)? Then this class is for you! (Older and young adults will find this class very rewarding!) We will explore the practical benefits of using a basic form of AI called ChatGPT. If you have or have not used Google before to search for information, this AI will be a snap! Take your search, research, inquiries, and answers to questions to a whole new level! Find quick written solutions to problems based on your exact needs. Generate personalized text in seconds for invitations, letters, and any other materials you are looking to create. AI will quickly generate any text for you based on your interest. Also, never worry about grammar and spelling errors again! You will be amazed at how user-friendly this session will be. Take this class; you won’t be disappointed! 

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Excel for the Absolute Beginner 8.18.24


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Aug 18, 2024 at 2 pm

Instructor will demonstrate how to navigate and interface with Excel’s basic features. See how to create a simple contact list. You will view how to use calculations such as autosum and see how to generate simple formulas. Also, learn to use the fill handle, sort existing data, merge and center, move cells and ranges, and wrap text. These easy steps will be held over Zoom.

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Golf for Beginners


with Ashton Benn

Calendar Sep 5, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course will focus on how to begin playing the game of golf. Each week will cover a different aspect of the game from basic rules, formats of play, and history of the sport through the fourth week playing a nine-hole round of golf. Along the way students will learn the mechanics of the golf swing, use of clubs, putting and chipping, and be introduced to the variety of golf equipment and apparel that is essential to playing the game. At the end of the course, students will feel confident in their game regardless of age, ability, and physique.

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A Female Advantage


with Carole Freeman

A comprehensive guide to women’s fitness and wellness teaches you how to use knowledge about your female body to exercise smarter, breathe deeper, boost your metabolism, strengthen your core and pelvic floor, and improve your endurance and performance. You will learn how to optimize your breathing pattern to increase oxygen delivery to your muscles and brain, adjust your exercise intensity and duration to match your hormonal cycle, prevent common injuries and imbalances that affect women. You will receive a link and a code for this class after you have registered and paid.

Advanced Fiction Writing
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Advanced Fiction Writing


with Steve Alcorn

Do you have a story idea but aren't sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you're not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript, or parts of a manuscript, and need to know how to polish it for publication?

In this course, you'll explore all the topics a writer needs to create a successful manuscript, including story structure, plot, character, dialogue, setting, suspense, conflict, action, viewpoint, tense, and even how to get published. Each lesson includes an assignment that will help you develop or polish your manuscript. You will explore the essential techniques that are often overlooked in a clear, step-by-step fashion. After completing this course, you will never look at fiction writing the same way again!


Beginning Conversational Spanish
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Beginning Conversational Spanish


with Cristina Sempe

Designed for beginners, we will have you speaking and reading Spanish in no time. You will practice the basic building blocks of the language and common idiomatic expressions. You will know enough vocabulary and grammar for simple conversations, and you will learn how to ask and answer questions.  Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher or no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills to communicate in Spanish.

CEUs/ILUs: 3.2

Length (in hours): 32

Two-Month Course, quarterly starts

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