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Intro into Self Defense
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Intro into Self Defense

Calendar at 6:15 pm

This 6 week course will introduce you to the basics of Self Defense using the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate which is an effective form of close quarter self-defense. It does not rely on strength but rather on applied physics to make your movements effective against opponents of much greater size and strength

Introduction to Digital Photography


with Bruce Sumner

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Ever observe different types of photography and ask, why or how?  This new course will develop your sense of composition, depth, content placement and some of the basic rules of thirds and fourths.  The class, led by Bruce Sumner, will discuss lens elements, shutter speed, and how to achieve the  artistic result you want.  Each student will be required to take pictures for class discussion and critique in a comfortable setting. 

Introduction to Excel and Google Sheets (2007/2010)


with Bruce Sumner

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Interested in working with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets? Join our class in creating, saving, filtering and printing worksheets. Students will learn the different types of data that may be stored in a worksheet from Bruce Sumner. You will also learn the types of functions and formulas you can include in your spreadsheet. Please bring a memory stick to class.

Introduction to Microsoft Office


with Michael Archambault

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Need to sharpen your Microsoft Office skills. Michael Archambault will show you how to use the new Microsoft applications. Learn some of the new applicationsin Access, PowerPoint, Word, and Publisher. Each class will give you some new ideas to make your work easier.  Please bring a memory stick to class.

Introduction to Personal Computer


with Michael Archambault

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Do your grandkids know more about computers than you do?  Are you lost in space when it comes to  instant messaging, text messaging, and mail?  Michael Archambault will teach you the basic programs of  Microsoft Office 2010,  and their  applications.  Together we will “surf the net” and learn how to attach photos and other files to emails.  

Leprechaun Night


with Staff

Calendar Mar 14, 2019 at 6 pm

Let’s create green and gold glitter sensory bottles. We will paint rainbows and print with shamrocks. Make a tiny Leprechaun hat or enjoy our self-serve painting, playdoh and coloring sheet stations. All ages are welcome. Please register with Daniel at 203-468-3795 or email

Making Health Promoting Spa Products with Therapeutic Oils


with Sheila Tarantino

Calendar Apr 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are those expensive spa products healthy? Sheila Tarantino will help you can make top quality spa products that can really benefit your health. You will craft 4 products in this class and then take them home along with the recipes to create them over and over again. Attend the essential oils for health promoting benefits class and chose the essential oils that are personalized for you!

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There is a $28.00 materials fee to be paid to teacher the night of the class.

Messages from the Other Side


with Jean MacDonald-Caprio

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is how to communicate with your angels and guides to receive messages from your loved ones who crossed over as some people prefer to call it "Heaven" It is interesting to hear unique things that or guides enlighten us with our loved ones. This gallery style, sacred psychic circle is to honor and celebrate your loved ones. Each class is special and unique every time. nThis workshop is taught by Jean Macdonald-Carpio (Medium)  Please preregister as seating is limited.

One Evening Only

A donation of a non-perishable food item(s) to the East Haven Food Bank will be accepted.

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