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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Oil Painting - Open Studio 12.19.23


with Sandy Clement & Linda Leach

Calendar Dec 19, 2023 at 6 pm

Join us in person for an open studio oil painting experience! Bring unfinished or blank canvas, oil paint, and easel to enjoy 2 relaxing hours with fellow artists and budding artists. Let's keep painting!

Sewing with Knit Fabrics 1.8.24


with Diana Falciani

Calendar Jan 8, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the basic properties of knit fabric and apply these toward the construction of a t-shirt. Bring a favorite crew neck t-shirt to copy as well as scissors, pins, ball point and universal needles of assorted sizes, fabric marking pen, measuring tape and 2 yards of solid cotton knit fabric (prewashed and machine dried) as well as matching thread and a spool of thread that doesn't match. Be prepared to cut out your fabric the first night of class.

Easy Fiddle Jam


with Resa Randolph

Calendar Jan 9, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is designed for people who want to play traditional fiddle tunes with others in a slow, friendly environment. Each week we will follow a set list of tunes and play them at a comfortable pace that will allow everyone to take part. Students will receive a list of tunes before each session so they can practice ahead of time. Perfect for the shy or advanced beginner/early intermediate musician. We welcome fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass.

Exploring a Poet's Life: Rainer Maria Rilke on Living the Questions


with Mark Burrows

Calendar Jan 9, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This four-week seminar introduces participants to Rilke's poems, beginning with the first book that brought him European recognition (The Book of Hours) and continuing through to his later works (The Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus, both completed in 1922). We will read excerpts of his letters, a remarkable testimony of his deep creativity and questing mind, and sample parts of the one novel he published. Readings for each session will be circulated in advance; no prior knowledge of Rilke is expected, though some familiarity with poetry would be useful.

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Gentle Yoga 1.9.24


with Erika Manning

Calendar Jan 9, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students of all abilities will be introduced to gentle yoga and functional movement exercises specifically designed to help reduce stress in body and mind. Practices for arthritis, osteoporosis, the lymph system, back care, and breathing will be explored. Please eat lightly before class, and bring a mat as well as a cushion or blanket. Students need to be able to get up and down off the floor by themselves or with the aid of a chair.

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Tai Chi for Beginners - 10 Movements 1.10.24


with Mike Shunney

Calendar Jan 10, 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 1.10.24


with Mike Shunney

Calendar Jan 10, 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.

Embroidery for Beginners


with Resa Randolph

Calendar Jan 10, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class you will learn simple embroidery techniques including a variety of stitches, how to follow a pattern, how to use embroidery thread, etc. The class will include an embroidery kit with everything you'll need to start. Materials fee of $15 included in registration.

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