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East Haven Adult Learning Center

Enrichment Programs

Advanced Excel and Google Sheets


with Bruce Sumner

Calendar Oct 19, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This continuation to the beginners Excel course will help you navigate this powerful analytical tool. You will learn to maximize all the functional capabilities it offers: validation to protect your worksheets, what- if analyses from data tables and pivot table techniques to create calculated fields and items. Finally, you can become proficient at the nesting functions within all the Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets programs and what it can offer to you. Bruce Sumner is your instructor.  Pleas bring a thumb drive to the class.  ** There is no class on November 7, 2017.

Balloon Animals


with Neal Prete

Calendar Oct 31, 2023 at 6 pm

Learn to create a variety of balloon animals by breaking it down into easy-to-do steps. Fun for parties, family activities, or any special occasion. A great way to entertain your kids or grandkids! Material fee paid to instructor - $10.00

Thanksgiving Art Night


with Staff

Calendar Nov 9, 2023 at 6 pm

Parents and kids, join us for a fun night of arts and crafts that celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. All supplies are included! Pre-registration is required.

Retirement 101


with Alex Overkamp

Calendar Nov 14, 2023

A classroom offering that teaches you the foundations to a sound retirement. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Income planning
  • Financial concerns
  • Preparing for the unexpected

This class is a comprehensive personal finance course for those in the early stages of retirement or those about to retire. Alex Overkamp of Sentinel Asset Management, LLC is your instructor.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 pm


Introduction to Digital Photography


with Bruce Sumner

Calendar Nov 14, 2023 at 6 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. 

Your Life and Your Money in Retirement


with Mark Church

Calendar Nov 14, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

For those at the moment of retirement – two years away or currently transitioning to or living in retirement. Mark Church will highlight strategies and action steps to make you feel confident in the transition while also understanding the balance between guaranteed and non-guaranteed products you may want to purchase.

Cake Decorating


with Alison Luciana

Calendar Nov 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The British baker from The Great British Cupcake LLC will lead students in creating a cake masterpiece that will surely wow your family and friends.  This class will cover masking a 3-layer cake and decorating with sprinkles and swirls. Students will leave with their own amazing cake. All supplies included. This cake can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Registration fee: $10

Will run

Protect What Matters most: Life Insurance made Simple


with Mark Church

Calendar Dec 5, 2023 at 6 pm

Do you truly understand life insurance? Our expert, Mark Church will help you understand the principles of life insurance and how it can protect what truly matters most to you. The class will also help get you on the right path to a more secure future.


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