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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Taxable vs. Tax Deferred vs. Tax Free


with Marta Haydym-Silver

Calendar Sep 21, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class we will be taking a look at the different types of investment accounts that exist and how to utilize them. Ever wondered about how to utilize a Roth IRA? We will be going over all types of IRAs, business accounts, and taxable accounts as well as how to effectively pair them for maximum tax savings.

Zoom - How Do I Host a Meeting? 9.22.22


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Sep 22, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is a great place to start before hosting your first Zoom meeting! You will see how a host sends an email, invites, and schedules meetings. Even the basic host controls can seem overwhelming, but we will explore those, as well. You'll learn how to Share Screen, invite, and send links to emails. Enter your instructor-led classroom with 3 simple clicks from your email!

Sewing for Beginners


with Sandy Clement

Calendar Sep 22, 2022 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. I 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.

Carving the Eastern Screech Owl


with Michael McCune

Calendar Sep 22, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

These small (6-10" tall) owls have curious yellow eyes and reddish or grey feathers; their plumage usually boasts complex patterns for better camouflage when the owl hides among tree bark. This class can accommodate the intermediate or experienced carver. Students need to bring a large 1" straight chisel, a #9 7mm gouge, a #7 8mm fishtail, and a small v-tool. The instructor will supply basswood blanks and eyes, and paints and brushes. A $35 materials fee is to be paid to the instructor.

Excel for the Absolute Beginner 9.24.22


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Sep 24, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week
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. Enter your instructor-led classroom with 3 simple clicks from your email!

Working with and Organizing Your Documents on a Windows 10 Computer 9.25.22


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Sep 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week
The instructor will show you how to save files with Microsoft Word and your free installed Windows 10 word processor. We will also cover how to create a PDF file and why we would use them. You will see how to view, organize, and find your documents, as well as place them on flash drives, external drives, and the cloud. We'll explore features to preview documents without opening them and attach documents to your email for sending. (Not for Apple/Mac users.) Enter your instructor-led classroom with 3 simple clicks from your email!

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Oil Painting


with Sandy Clement Linda Leach

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This semester will offer studies in wind and waves. Using both brush and palette knife we will explore the power of wind across the water, learning to express with paint the strength of the air as it tosses the water against the rocks and sprays delicate droplets high in the sky. Materials needed for first class are oil paints, 2-3 brushes, a painting or palette knife, a 16 x 20 canvas, palette or palate paper. Supplies will be available from instructors if needed. A general materials list can be obtained through the Adult Ed office. Class skips 10/25 and 11/22.

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Take Your Knitting to the Next Level


with Tina Casteris

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is an INTERMEDIATE level class. Students MUST already know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. This class is for Advanced Beginners who want to improve their knitting skills and complete a more advanced project. You will have your choice of making a cabled hat, a lace hat, or a colorwork hat. Topics covered will be: Recognizing the difference between the knit stitch and the purl stitch, and how to tell if the stitches are oriented correctly on the needle; Recognizing errors and how to fix them; Pattern reading, abbreviations, and charts; Different techniques for casting on, increasing and decreasing stitches, and binding off; and knowing when it’s best to use each one; Easy lace, cables, and colorwork; Seaming and finishing. Suggested projects: Jason’s Cashmere Hat (cables):  Perky Little Hat: Finlandia Hat (lace): Sheep Love Hat (colorwork):

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