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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Mobile Making Workshop

$20

with Antje Roitzsch

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm

Have you ever wondered how a mobile gets balanced? The workshop is a glance behind the scenes. We will create some simple shapes out of recycled box board to learn the mechanics of mobile making. Please bring scissors. This will get you started to make a more beautifully finished piece at home. Should you want to decorate your piece in class, you are welcome to bring some markers or colored paper and glue to the class. There will be a handout, so you don’t forget the steps.

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Tai Chi for Beginners - 10 Movements 4.24.24

$59

with Mike Shunney

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Through the movements of Tai Chi and relaxed breathing, you will cultivate, store & circulate your internal energy. The movements are non-impact, smooth and practiced very slowly at first. Western research has shown improvements in heart, bone and muscle strength, as well as large reductions in the effects of stress, and an improvement in overall balance, with regular practice. This is the 20th continuous year of Tai Chi classes through the Five Town Adult Education program!

QIGONG - Mindful Movement with Natural Breathing 4.24.24

$59

with Mike Shunney

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks
These ancient Qigong practices have improved the health of millions of people over millennia. The air that we breathe is our most important source of nourishment. There is a mountain of research in western medicine confirming the value of a regular practice of improved breathing for many health conditions, and even more benefits in combination with these movements. Ba Duan Jin, Swimming Dragon & Wu Ming Qigongs will be introduced.

Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 4.24.24

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Learn a new cuisine as you join Togo native Jordan Benissan as he teaches you how to cook dishes from West Africa. Among the dishes you may be preparing are West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Jollof Rice (West African Paella), Gusi Dessi (Spinach, kale, and collard greens, cooked with melon seeds, cooked in a reduced tomato sauce; served with white rice), and West African tapioca pudding cooked in lemongrass broth with choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Registration fee includes all ingredients.
Full Course

When Your Office is Someone's Home

$35

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm
This three-hour course is for anyone that goes into someone else’s home to do work, repairs, estimates, sales, nursing, or outside the home contractors. How can you be safe? Learn the basics to access the surroundings, stay safe and protect yourself without using a firearm. Part 3 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately.

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Fiction Writing for Beginners

$89

with Nan Fitzgerald

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Fiction is, by definition, the opposite of literal truth – yet one of its most important functions is to convey emotional truths. As they entertain us, stories can also convey complex ideas and emotions, expand our capacity for empathy, and, at their best, transport us to another place entirely. In this class we will use excerpts, handouts, and focused writing exercises to investigate how writers work this magic, employing story elements such as character, plot, point of view, setting, description, and dialogue to impart meaning to their readers. Come ready to write (sharing your work with the group is optional, but encouraged), to learn how to give specific, constructive feedback, to revise your work, and, above all, to try your hand at creating – and populating – new and intriguing worlds out of your own experience and imagination.

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Medicare 101 4.25.24

Free

with Anna Moorman

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Anna Moorman, of Allen Insurance & Financial, is a licensed insurance agent with a decade of experience helping individuals find the right Medicare coverage based on one's personal needs, budget, and risk tolerance. During this class she will help answer questions including: What does Medicare cover? What does Medicare NOT cover? When can I enroll in Medicare? What is a Medicare Advantage plan? What is a Medicare Supplement plan?

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Sewing for Beginners 4.25.24

$69

with Sandy Clement

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Learn the basics of machine sewing and how to troubleshoot problems while working on 2 fun projects. We will start by sewing an envelope pillow with pillow insert. We will also be making a cute and easy zippered pouch. Sandy will supply muslin for the pillow insert and polyester stuffing as well as the fusible fleece and zipper for the pouch. No need to bring fabric to the first class. You may bring your own machine or use one in the classroom. A $10 materials fee is included in the registration.
Full Course




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