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Newtown Continuing Education Announces

Published: March 25, 2017

Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787, 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, for further information on dates, times, and location, or visit newtowncontinuinged.org.

Create Your Dream Home Without Leaving Home — A one-class course being offered on April 3, 6:30 to 8 pm, $39. In this class, home design transformation authority Colin Healy of Design LLC will show students ways to create new uses for their existing spaces to reinvent their home to fit their changing needs, evolving passions, and growing family without having to leave home. No discounts apply.

Beyond Bird Feeders: Gardening To Attract Birds Year Round — A one-class course being offered on March 30, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, $29. For those who would enjoy having more feathered friends and other wildlife in their garden, this course will teach students which plants attract birds, bees, and butterflies and how to arrange them in their outdoor space. Use of native plants will be emphasized. Participants receive a helpful resource sheet for shopping and further reading.

Designing A Home Landscape — A two-class course on April 5 and April 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, $49. Learn to create pleasing outdoor spaces using the same design techniques as professional landscapers. Create a sketch for home use. Students should bring photos of their landscape challenges for discussion of possible solutions. Attendees should bring a pencil, a ruler, and an eraser.

Backup Strategies — A one-class course being offered on April 5, 6:30 to 9 pm, $39. The course will answer questions about backing up irreplaceable data on computers, causes of data loss, what people can do to prevent data loss, how data should be backed up, choices for backing up data, and effective backup strategies.

Test Drive A New Career: Adult Internships And Encore Careers Possibilities — A one class course being offered on April 4, 7 to 9 pm, $39. For mid-life adults newly out of work, underemployed, working part-time, nearing retirement at another job, stay-at-home parents ready to rejoin the workforce, and more. The course will explore the possibilities of returning to the workforce via structured, short-term internships that help explore new fields while gaining valuable work experience. No discounts apply.

Essential Oils Class Series — An interactive and informative class series. Learn about essential oils and how to use them to promote healthy living, and improve physical and emotional health. Each class includes take-homes (including samples, DIY items made during class, and handouts). This is a four-part series ($15 per class, or $50 for all four). Each one-night class meets from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. No discounts apply. Intro to Essential Oils is being offered on April 5, Balancing Emotional Health with Essential Oils is being offered on April 19, Hands-On Essential Oils for Caregivers is being offered on April 26, and Essential Oils for Pets is being offered on May 3.

Self-Defense And Street Smarts For Women — A four-class course, starting on April 6, 6 to 7 pm, $99. Join a serious discussion and hands-on practice of intuitive ways to protect oneself learning about heightened awareness and improvised weapons to escape premeditated or spontaneous dangerous situations such as car-jacking, elevator assaults, unattended parking garages, stalkers, drunks, obscene calls or e-mail, traveling alone, sexual harassment, weapon confrontation, and more.

Take Better Pictures By Understanding Composition — A one class course being offered on April 5, 7 to 8 pm, $39. For those tired of taking “nice” pictures the course will teach the basics of composition and how to put the “wow” back into photos. The class will practice composition and creativity by taking photos that use these guidelines. Students should bring their camera and manual to class.

Learn To Sew Skirts — A three-class course starting April 6, 6 to 8 pm, $79. Learn to sew or improve sewing skills. It’s easy and fun to sew a custom skirt. Discover how to measure for size, choose and cut fabric, read a pattern, sew seams, install a zipper, and sew a hem. Take the first step toward designing a personal wardrobe. Students should bring their own sewing machine with manual to each class. Instructor will provide customized pattern (no charge) and shopping list to each student during first class. Limited to 8 students.

Easy Mending And Alteration Techniques — A two-class course starting on May 11, 6 to 8 pm, $59. Learn the right way to sew on buttons, how to replace a pocket lining, lengthen or shorten skirts, dresses and pants, and simple methods to patch holes in socks and sweaters. Students should bring one or two items from their “mending basket” and learn these money-saving skills to keep their clothes looking great and lasting longer. The instructor will provide general sewing supplies (thread, pins, scrap fabric) for practice. Limited to 8 students.

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