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SHAEC October 2017 Classes

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Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center      
October 2017
All Courses are Free for Hilltown Residents
To register for a class, please call 413-685-1052 or email

HiSeT Math Classes: Thursday evenings through October
SHAEC’s Gateway Classroom
September 7th through October 12th, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Free for Hilltown Residents!

Do you struggle with math, or do you just need to brush up your skills after years of being
away from it?  SHAEC Math teacher Lenny Lapon has years of experience working with students of all mathematical abilities. He will work with your individual needs to help you prepare for the GED/ HiSet High School Equivalency Test.  Please call or email to pre–register for this class.  413-685-1052 or email

Computer Classes

Whatis Fake News :
Tuesday, October 3rd, 10:30am-12:00pm
Russell Senior Center, Russell Town Hall, 2nd Floor, 65 Main St.
Wednesday, October 26th, 6-8pm
Stanton Hall, On the Town Green: 24 Russell Rd, Huntington 

The Internet is an incredible resource for news and information, but unfortunately not everything online is trustworthy. Fake news is any article or video containing untrue information disguised as a credible news source. While fake news is not unique to the Internet, it has recently become a big problem in today’s digital world.  In this class you will learn what fake news is, why people write fake news, what’s being done about it, and how you can tell if an article is fake.

TechnologyQ &A :
Tuesday, October  17th, 10:30am-12:00pm
Russell Senior Center, Russell Town Hall, 2nd Floor, 65 Main St.

Bring your computer questions and get some answers.

Classes for Small Businesses

Wednesday October 11th 6-8pm
SHAEC’s Gateway Classroom, Rm 152 in the Gateway Regional High School Complex 12 Littleville Rd, Huntington
Taught by Economic Development Director Jeanne LeClair   

Building a business is hard enough without having to look good doing it, but today the visual message your business sends is just as important as the quality of your work. But don't panic! Presenting a beautiful brand on the web and in print can be done with some very basic tools available on almost any computer. Bring your laptop and learn hands-on how to design everything you need to help your business succeed!
Wednesday, October, 25th 6 – 8pm
SHAEC classroom, Room 152, in the Gateway Regional High School, 12 Littleville Rd, Huntington 

Have you got a house full of antiques? Piles of hand made crafts or artwork? Maybe you’re looking for a special and unique gift for someone? Perhaps look into Etsy?
In this first Etsy class, get the help you need to learn how to get started with Etsy, by setting up an Etsy account. You’ll also learn how to buy items from Etsy. 
Jacobs Ladder Business Association (JLBA) monthly meeting  Saturday, October 21st, 9am
Breakfast meeting at High Hopes Farm and Sugar House: 1132 Huntington Road, Worthington.

                                                 Other Events

Easy Essentials: AnIntroduction to Essential Oils
Thursday, October 5th  6-8pm
Middlefield Senior Center, 169 Skyline Trail, Middlefield.  $15 materials fee. Taught by Kay Judge, Certified Aromatherapist.

This is a class that is designed to provide a basic understanding of the use of essential oils in the home. Topics to be covered include defining essential oils, explanation of how they are derived, discussion of their beneficial properties, and an outline of safe use practices. Participants will have the opportunity to create a room spray from commonly used essential oils to take home. The presenters are not essential oil distributors. Kay Judge is a Clinical Aromatherapist, certified through Heart of Herbs Herbal School. This class will be a fun and educational evening. A materials fee of $15.00 will be collected.


Littleville Lake , Chester, MA
Saturday, October 28th,  10:30am
32 Goss Hill Road, Huntington, MA 01050. Meet at the trail head in the parking lot to the right of the lake.

Meet at the trail head in the parking lot to the right of the lake. Littleville Lake is located at 32 Goss Hill Road, Huntington, MA 01050. Take Route 112 to Littleville Road, then turn right onto Goss Hill Road. Littleville Lake is on the left hand side of the road.


At the Chester Common Table: 30 Main Street, Chester, MA 

Come unleash the inner artist that dwells inside of you!
You’ll enjoy the company and camaraderie as you are led through painting a beautiful fall harvest picture of pumpkins.

$35 per person, Discounted rates are: $30 for seniors over 60, Veterans and the military, and $60 couples .

All painting materials will be provided.
To reserve your spot in advance: go to  to pay online (PayPal) and for reservation form and information

Or send form and check to
Friends of SHAEC 12 Littleville Road, Huntington, MA 01050
Please mail at least one week in advance,
to insure we get your reservation.
Walk-in/pay at the door available, as space is available.