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Newtown Continuing Education Classes Available

Published: May 6, 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.

The Basics Of QuickBooks For Your Office — A four-class course starting May 11, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, $129. The class will cover the key features of QuickBooks, a highly popular business finance software. Topics that will be covered include income and expense tracking, checkbook management, credit cards, cash accounts, accounts receivable and accounts payable, customer lists, vendor lists, invoicing, and business reports.

Mommy And Me Essential Oils — A one-time class on May 11, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, $25. A hands-on oils class for parents and their children. Attendees will learn the basics of essential oils, while the parents and their children make modeling dough and crafts using the oils. The class fee includes one adult and one child. There will be a $5 fee for each additional child. No discounts apply.

Introduction To Numerology — A one-time class on May 11, 6 pm to 7:15 pm, $49. According to a course description, numerology is an ancient metaphysical science that reveals the blueprint of every human being’s life and is an accurate and powerful self-help tool. Topics will include how to calculate seven personality numbers, four pinnacles and challenges, and karmic lessons and debts for themselves, family, and friends.

Easy Mending And Alteration Techniques — A two-class course starting May 11, 6 pm to 8 pm, $59. Coursegoers will 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.” The instructor will provide general sewing supplies (thread, pins, scrap fabric) for practice. The course is limited to eight students.

Tax-Free In Retirement — A one-time class, May 11, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $29. Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down. Unfortunately for most this may not be the case. Historical federal tax rates have been as high as 91 percent in the 50s, 70 percent in the 70s, and 50 percent in the 80s. Upon retirement Social Security may be taxable as high as 85 percent to the recipient and required minimum distributions from retirement accounts also can create substantial taxable income. Include pensions, rental property income, capital gains, dividend and interest income, and the picture is somewhat unclear on future taxes. Join the class to learn about strategies that can help get closer to a tax-free retirement.

Simplified Estate Planning For Boomers And Seniors — A one-time class, May 15, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $29. Everyone has an estate and planning estate preservation is critical to both themselves and their heirs. This course will detail the steps to undertake in developing an asset profile and documenting the necessary components.

Introduction To PowerPoint — A two-class course starting May 15, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, $79. PowerPoint is the most commonly used presentation program available, both in school and for business. PowerPoint allows the user to create dynamic presentations that can include text, bullet lists, tables, charts, graphics, transitions, and animations. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to get the most out of PowerPoint using all of the features mentioned.

The Haunted History And Folktales Of Connecticut — A three-class course starting May 16, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $89. Learn some of the colorful stories of famous haunted houses and personalities of the Constitution State. Among the places the course will discuss are the haunted legends of Fort Griswold, the story of Benedict Arnold’s mother’s gravesite and a tale of the “Green Lady,” the Nathan Hale Homestead and the tales of the untimely death of a french paymaster during the Revolutionary War.

What Are You Eating? — A one-time class, May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, $29. What we eat impacts our health. The course will go over learn what people should look for when shopping in the grocery store, the differences between grass-fed and grain-fed beef, when to buy organic, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, and their impact on health as well as the benefits of fish oil and fats that are heart healthy.

Locust Grove Estate — A day trip on May 21, departs from NHS at 9:30 am, $107. Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is the former home of Samuel Morse, artist and inventor of the telegraph. Enjoy a guided tour of his historic country estate, which includes a 40-room Italianate mansion with outstanding original furnishings and opulent formal and perennial gardens. All group tours begin with an orientation at the visitor’s center, followed by a tour of the mansion and gardens. Before the tour, enjoy a brunch at Shadows on the Hudson, with a sample menu that includes waffles, pastries, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, fresh fruit, salad, chicken marsala, penne ala vodka, stuffed sole, carved ham and turkey, vegetable, dessert and unlimited juice, soda, and coffee. Shadows on the Hudson is a waterfront restaurant, perched on a cliff 40 feet above the Hudson River with truly grand views. No discounts apply.

Jazz Cruise Of New York Harbor — A bus trip to a Jazz Cruise of New York Harbor on June 25, departs NHS at 9:30 am, $124. Come aboard one of the Hornblowers vessels and experience the dynamic views and countless sites of New York Harbor. During the two-hour cruise a buffet brunch will be offered with jazz entertainment followed by a DJ for dancing. A sample menu will include hot buffet of eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, Belgium waffle station, bagels, croissants, scones, danish, and muffins. A carving station will include turkey and beef, lemon chicken, mini quiche, assorted salads, rice pilaf, and pasta. Following the cruise, enjoy some free time at Brookfield Place, a brand-new, upscale shopping and dining experience. No discounts apply.

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