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SHAEC May 2018 Classes

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Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center      
May 2018
All Courses are Free for Hilltown Residents
To register for a class, please call 413-685-1052 or email Southernhilltownsaec@gmail.com
www.SHAEC.org


GED


GED/ HiSet: English Language Arts with Free on-site childcare
Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16 10am - Noon
Hilltown Social Service Building, 9 Russell Rd, Huntington, Preregister if in need of childcare

GED/HiSEt Test Prep
Village Enterprise Center | 26 Main St, Chester                              call for appointment

Thinking about getting your GED? HiSet High School Equivalency Test? Stop by to find out if you’re ready to take the test, what areas you may need to brush up on, and how to register for the exam. 

Computer Classes

Beginner Computer Classes:  Social Media beyond Facebook
Taught by Elaine Gilmore
Wednesdays 10:00am- noon
Village Enterprise Center | 26 Main St, Chester


Elaine Gilmore will be teaching beginner computer classes in the Village Enterprise Center, in Chester, meeting weekly.  There will be monthly topics that students will explore at their own pace.  May’s focus will be Social Media beyond Facebook

Open Computer Lab
Weekly: Tuesdays 10am to 12pm
Village Enterprise Center | 26 Main St, Chester                     
Need to get on the internet to get some wrok done? Stop by- computers available for public use.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm
SHAEC’s Gateway Classroom, Room 152

Gateway Regional High School Complex, 12 Littleville Road, Huntington

Need to sell something quickly?
Craigslist is a website you can use to view and post local advertisements. It works just like the Classifieds section of a newspaper, and it's completely free to use.
We'll show you how to post something for sale on Craigslist, along with some tips for creating the best type of listing and how to stay safe when making a transaction.




Classes for Small Businesses

Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester                  Mondays, May 7 & 24, 4-7:00pm
Led by Economic Development Director Jeanne LeClair: Got an idea for a business? Need help with website, email, marketing, or other areas? Stop by to see Jeanne to get tangible help to make your dreams into reality.

Marketing your business and products 
May 9 & 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester
Every business needs a niche and must target their customers in unique ways. In this two-part class, we'll go over fundamentals of marketing and what it means to create a marketing plan. By the end of the 2nd session, with hands-on assistance, you'll leave with a basic marketing plan, and ideally a few marketing pieces designed and ready to print or post! 
                                                                                                                             
Sustainability and Special Interest

Essential Oil Play Day
Thursday, May 3rd, 6-8pm
Middlefield Senior Center, 169 Skyline Trail, Middlefield, MA

We will bring our collection of essential oils for participants to sample and use in creating custom blends. Attendance at a prior class is a prerequisite for this event. Participants will be able to create a variety of blends using different modalities. We will provide a choice of containers including personal inhalers, two sizes of spray bottles, two sizes of roller ball bottles, a cleaning spray and a salve for attendees to choose from. 

Prices range: $5.00 to $15.00 per item. 

Thursday May 10, 4-6pm
Countryside Community Garden, 665 Huntington Road, Russell, MA. Next to Countryside Woodcraft.

In event of rain- will be relocated to Chester Village Enterprise Center: 26a Main Street Chester
Raised bed gardening can reduce weeds, increase yields, reduce bugs! Learn easy techniques low cost methods, as well as the pros and cons of raised bed gardening. Drop in classes- no preregistration needed. Check the Countryside Community Garden Facebook page for updates.

Thursday, May 24, 4-6pm Countryside Community Garden, 665 Huntington Road, Russell. Next to Countryside Woodcraft.

In event of rain- will be relocated to Chester Village Enterprise Center: 26a Main Street, Chester. 
Poisonous chemicals can be dangerous to children, pets, and the environment. Learn natural ways to rid of pests, using things that can be found in your kitchen. Also learn how to attract beneficial insects that eat your garden pests.

Weekly Wednesday gardening classes 5:30-7pm, Starting Wednesday, June 6th, at the Countryside Community Garden, 665 Huntington Road, in Russell. Next to Countryside Woodcraft. Free- No preregistration needed. 
All classes led by Master Gardener Ken Conway

Practice Fly Fishing/Fly Casting workshop
Thursday, May 31, 6:00-8:00pm.
FREE- Open to all ages!

This is an Introduction to fly and spin casting. Program will focus on techniques, skill/accuracy, safety, and first-aid, and will include kid’s casting target games. All equipment will be provided for this family friendly workshop. We will be “on dry land”- learning and practicing casting techniques. Meet at Village Enterprise Center: 26 Main Street, Chester, to register. We will walk to the practice casting destination from there.

 Hikes


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May  2018
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

1
Open Computer Lab
10am-12pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26a Main St, Chester

2
GED/HiSet 10am-noon
English Lang Arts
with free on-site childcare
Hilltown Social Serv build
9 Russell Rd, Huntington

Beginner Computer 10am-Noon. VEC 26a Main, Chester
3
Essential Oil Play day
 6-8pm
Middlefled Sr Center
169 Skyline Trail Mdlfd
 Materials Fee
4

5 Cinco De Mayo

6
Community Garden Work Day
Countryside Community Garden
665 Huntington Rd, Russell
Begins at Noon.
7
Biztro:
 Business Support
VEC 26a Main St Chester
4:00-7:00pm
8
Open Computer Lab
10am-12pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26a Main St, Chester

9
GED/HiSet 10am-noon
English Lang Arts
with free on-site childcare
Hilltown Social Serv build
9 Russell Rd, Huntington

Beginner Computer 10am-Noon. VEC 26a Main, Chester

Marketing your Business or Product
VEC 26a Main St Chester
6:00-8:00pm
10
Garden Workshop:
Gardening in Raised Beds
4:00-6:00pm
Countryside Com. Garden:
665 Huntington Road,Russell
In case of rain will be at
VEC: 26A Chester
Check FB for info
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13 Mother's Day

14

15
Open Computer Lab
10am-12pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26a Main St, Chester

Blue Zone Group
Middlefield Library
188 Skyline Trail Midfld. 
9:30-10:30am

16
GED/HiSet 10am-noon
English Lang Arts w/free
 on-site childcare
Hilltown Social Serv building
9 Russell Rd, Huntington

Marketing your Business or Product
VEC 26a Main St Chester
6:00-8:00pm
17
JLBA Monthly Meeting at VEC, 26a Main Street, Chester 6pm
18

19
Chester on Track
All day,
beginning at 9am
Downtown Chester
20
Beginner Rock Climbing

21
Biztro:
 Business Support
VEC 26a Main St Chester
4:00-7:00pm

22
Open Computer Lab
10am-12pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26a Main St, Chester

23
Beginner Computer 10am-Noon. VEC 26a Main, Chester

Craigslist
SHAEC’s Gateway Rm 152,
12 Littleville Road, Huntington 6:00 -8:00pm
24
Garden Workshop:
All Natural Pest Control
4:00-6:00pm
Countryside Com. Garden:
665 Huntington Road,Russell
In case of rain will be at
VEC: 26A Chester
Check FB for info.
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26
Hike Steven’s property
With Hilltown Land Trust. Huntington.
 10am to Noon
Park at Camp Norwich, Pisgah Rd
27

28 Memorial Day

29
Open Computer Lab
10am-12pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26a Main St, Chester

30
Beginner Computer 10am-Noon. VEC 26a Main, Chester

31
Fly Fishing/ Fly casting Wrkshop All ages welcome.
Casting practice games & more
6-8pm. Meet at VEC 26a Main st Chester- Travel to workshop area. Free
Call 413-685-1052 to register
See our Website: www.SHAEC.org