Newtown Continuing Education Classes Available

Published: November 03, 2018 at 07:00 am


Newtown Continuing Education has limited openings available in the following classes and activities.

Online Safety, Daytime Class — A one-class course on November 7, 3 pm to 5 pm, $39. The class will cover the threats that are lurking and how to best stay safe online. Topics will include firewalls to phishing, from social engineering to security software, from ransomware to malware, from backups to updates, and from passwords to pop-ups.

Adult Child CPR/AED — A one-class course on November 8, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, $89. Positively Shocking LLC can teach the skills and provide a two-year American Red Cross Certification in CPR in an easy and fun environment. The course is designed so that lay persons will react with confidence in an emergency situation. In addition to the one-night CPR/AED class, students can register for a one-night First Aid class

Zumba — A six-class course starting November 13, 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm, $149. Classes will be held at the Teen Center.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music/dance that creates a dynamic and exciting exercise program. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. The class is taught by Jennifer Banks. No discounts apply.

Fused Glass Snowflakes — A one-class course on November 14, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, $69. Guided by a pattern, students will create two beautiful snowflakes using strips and bits of fusible glass. These are wonderful seasonal decorations for any home and make a fabulously unique gift. No previous experience necessary. Snowflakes will be ready for pickup approximately one week following the workshop. Students should wear closed shoes and long pants. There is a materials fee of $8 to be paid to the artist at time of class. Optional specialty glass will be available for purchase. Hot cider will be served. Limited to eight students. Not handicap accessible (stairs). All classes will be held at the Kelly Makuch Studio, 222 Brushy Hill Road, Newtown.

First Aid — A one-class course on November 15, 6 pm to 9:30 pm, $104. Positively Shocking LLC can teach the skills and provide a two-year American Red Cross Certification in First Aid in an easy and fun environment. This course is designed so that lay persons will react with confidence in an emergency situation. In addition, students can register for a one-night class in CPR.

Formulas And Functions, Review, Explore, And Expand On Microsoft Excel — A one-class course on November 15, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, $39. The class will review all of the basics of using formulas and functions, explore their additional capabilities, and expand the student’s ability to create meaningful spreadsheets.

Word Part Two, Graphics And Much More — A two-class course starting November 19, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, $69. The class will help students build on the basics of Word Part One. In this session, learn to add graphics, shapes, and word art. Learn to insert watermarks and cover pages, to create multiple column layouts and custom tabs, to customize bullet lists, to print envelopes and labels, and more. Microsoft Word Part 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Interval Training — A six-class course with multiple sessions available, offered on Tuesdays, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, $69. Session two starts November 27, session three starts January 22, session four starts March 12, and session five starts April 30. Join the class for a fun, quick, efficient, and effective workout. Classes will warm-up and then alternate cardiovascular exercises with toning exercises for arms, legs, and abs and then finish with stretching. This type of workout has been shown to burn the most fat, as the body readjusts to the varying exercises. All levels are welcome. High intensity and low intensity options will be demonstrated. Students should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers and bring hand held weights (3 to 5 pounds), a yoga or exercise mat, and water. No Discounts Apply.

Backup Strategies, Daytime Class — A one-class course on November 28, 3 pm to 5:30 pm, $39. The course will teach students how to backup irreplaceable computer data, what causes data loss, how to prevent data loss, what data should be backed up, different strategies for backing up data, and what choices there are to backup data.

Tai Chi Easy, The Ten Phases Of Cultivating And Mastering Qi — A four-class course starting November 29, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm, $99. Learn the ancient secrets of Qi cultivation accessible to all. Students will feel the extraordinary power of releasing their inner potential, regardless of their present posture in life. Explore and experience a personal process to discover, gather, circulate, purify, direct, conserve, store, transform, dissolve, and transmit Qi, mastering a Tai Chi continuous movement routine encompassing all the phases.

Christmas In Newport — A day trip on December 9, departs Newtown approximately at 6:45 am, $133. Travel to Newport, Rhode Island. The tour will begin at the Newport Visitor’s Center, where a guide will join the group. The group will then spend some time in downtown Newport and re-board the bus for a ten-mile ocean drive as the guide shares information and history associated with the city and the amazing estates along the way. Immediately following, the group will enjoy a lunch at La Forge Restaurant and walk off the meal as they tour two magnificent mansions of Newport, Rhode Island: The Breakers and The Elms, facetiously referred to as “summer cottages.” This tour requires a quite a bit of walking. Trips are non-refundable and run rain or shine. The price of this tour is all inclusive. No discounts apply.

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


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