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SHAEC January 2018 Classes

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Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center      
January 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


Monday and Wednesdays  3:30-5:30 pm,
January 8 through February 14
At SHAEC’s Gateway Classroom, Room 152, Gateway Regional High School Complex. 
12 Littleville Road, Huntington

Former meteorologist and trained Science Teacher Bryan Farr will give you the skills you need in order to successfully pass the Science subtest of the GED/ HiSet High School Equivalency Test.  Small classes, with individual instruction. 


Drop in GED/ HiSet Test prep
Weekdays: 9:00am-4:00pm
Village Enterprise Center | 26 Main St, Chester
Come on in and learn more about getting your high School Equivalency diploma. No appointment necessary. 

Computer Classes

Beginning January 16th, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-2pm
Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester

Need to get online, but don’t have Wi-Fi at home? Maybe you don’t have a working computer, or only have your cell phone to use for internet surfing. SHAEC is offering a Free drop in computer lab, open to the public, from 10am to 2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning  January 16th, at the new 26 Main Street Village Enterprise Center. Although we have computers for public use, feel free to bring your own Laptop and use the Wi-Fi in our comfortable classroom. No appointment is necessary.  We will be closed if Gateway is closed due to weather, or if staffing is not available.

Wednesdays Jan 17 through May 30, 10:30 am to noon
Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester

Elaine Gilmore will be teaching beginner computer classes in the Village Enterprise Center, in Chester, meeting weekly. The topic for January is getting to know your computer.

Wednesday, January 31st, 6:00-8:00 pm
SHAEC’s Gateway Classroom, room 152
Gateway Regional High School Complex, 12 Littleville Road, Huntington

Craigslist is a website for viewing and posting local advertisements.  It works a lot like the Classifieds section of a newspaper, and it's completely free to use. You can find a listing for almost anything on Craigslist—jobs, apartments, garage sales, used cars, personal ads, and a whole lot more.  Why use Craigslist? Because you can easily connect with people near you to find, buy, or sell just about anything.  And because it's free to use, you'll be able to find things that people might not have bothered listing with a paid classified ad. Many people even post things you can have for free, as long as you're willing to pick it up.  

Snow Fooling: Hot Tips for Winter Photography Taught by Marc St Onge
Tuesday, January 16, follow up on Jan 30  6:00pm-8:00pm
Village Enterprise Center | 26 Main St, Chester

Topics covered will include equipment, exposure, subject choice, composition, and safety.  Attendees should be familiar with their cameras, but the course is not camera specific


Classes for Small Businesses


Wednesday January 24th and Thursday January 25th, 6:00-8:00pm, Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main St, Chester

Many of us find ourselves needing to make flyers, signs, brochures, and other materials for our businesses, clubs, family occasions, and community activities. Adobe InDesign can help you achieve professional looking results to with text and images in perfect balance. Bring your own laptop or use our classroom computers. Adobe InDesign can be expensive, but they offer a free 30-day trial which would be great to download/install before the class, but not required.

Selected Monday evenings 4:00-7:00pm
January 15 & 29 / February 12 & 26 /March 12 & 26 / April 16 & 30 /May 7 & 21, Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main St, Chester

Need help with your business website? Want to talk about marketing & advertising? Just want to review your business plan? Got a great idea you just want to chat about? Stop by a business-bistro “Biztro” session anytime and get hands-on help with broad range of projects to make your small business flourish in the Hilltowns! If we don't know the answer, we can figure it out together or connect you with more resources in the area. 

Wednesday, January 10, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester

It's an exciting time in the Hilltowns, as many in the community and the region look to innovate and adapt to the 21st century economy. With smart, strategic investment building on our natural, historical, and cultural assets, the Hilltowns can have a bright economic future without losing the rural identity and small-town charm we all love. Come learn about the macroeconomic factors at work that got us here, projects we're working on now to grow and strengthen our economy, and where we might be headed in the future. Taught by Jeanne LeClair, Economic Development Director.

Jacobs Ladder Business Association (JLBA) Monthly Meeting and Strategy Session 
Thursday, January 11th , 6:00-8:00pm
Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester

The Artist’s Way at Work: Twelve Weeks to Creative Freedom
Sundays Beginning January 21, 4:00pm-5:30pm 
The Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main St. Chester
Class is limited to 10 people. 

A 12 week supportive group experience for business owners, entrepreneurs, visionaries or those who want more creative abundance in their lives! Please purchase a copy of The Artist’s Way at Work by Julia Cameron prior to the first session. Facilitated by Mimi Caban Ross, pianist, singer/ songwriter, public speaker, healthy lifestyle mentor, and visionary. 


Sustainability

Blue Zone Group: Middlefield
Tuesdays, Jan. 16th, Feb 13th, March 13th, April 17th and May 15th, @ 9:30am
Public Library, Skyline Trail, Middlefield, MA

Blue Zones are locations in the world where people have the longest life expectancy. Take a journey with us as we explore  and practice the habits and lifestyles of the world’s longest living peoples. This group will plan group meals, trips and walking groups,  as part of practicing Blue Zone lifestyles of healthy food, moderate exercise, and good companionship.   Each month will explore the habits, food, and cultural practices of different  “Blue Zones”.  January will explore the Blue Zone of Ikaria, Greece. 

Weight Loss Tips
Monday, January 15th, 12:00 - 1:30pm and Monday, January 22nd, 6:00-7:30pm  
Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main St, Chester

Learn some tips for healthy weight loss. After struggling to loose extra pounds  put on after an accident, Christina Beeke discovered some weight loss tips and tricks that helped her loose over 50 pounds in one year. Healthy refreshments will be served. 



Wednesdays, January 17, February 21, March 21
6:00 pm-8:00 pm 
The Village Enterprise Center 26 Main Street, Chester

Preregistration is absolutely necessary, as there is an 8 person limit to each class. In this 2 hr. beginner course, we’ll tie an assortment of useful flies, talk about the watershed, habitat, ecology and biology of your target species, and tie flies that will match the hatch in the Westfield River Watershed. Fly tying will get progressively more difficult in each class. 
January 17: Mickey Finn Fly, this is a classic stream pattern and forgotten by many.
February 21: Woolly Buggers, Streamers.
March 21: Dry flies. 


                                          Other

Grand Opening: The Village Enterprise Center
Thursday, January 11:  Open house |  12:00pm to 6:00pm Ribbon-cutting | 6:00 pm to 6:30pm Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester

 Hikes

Saturday. January 20th  10:30am
Meet at the Trailhead on State Rd in the parking lot                   

Take Rt 20 to Blandford Rd, turn left onto Round Hill Rd, left at the cemetery, see entrance on your right.             

January  2018
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GED/ HiSet Science
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt
3:30-5:30pm
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GED/ HiSet Science
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt.
3:30-5:30pm
Economic Development
Viliage Ent Center.
26 Main St Chester
6:00-8:00pm
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Grand Opening: Villiage Enterprise Center
26 Main Street Chester
Open house:
 12:00-6:00pm
Ribon Cutting:
 600pm-6:30pm
JLBA Streategy Session
6:00-8:00pm
Villiage Ent Center
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Weight Loss Tips
12:00-1:30pm
Vill Ent Center
 26 Main Street, Chester

GED/ HiSet Science
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt.
3:30-5:30pm
Biztro: Business Support
Vill Ent Cntr,
26 Main St Chester
4:00-7:00pm
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Blue Zone Group: Middlefield: Mid.Pub Lib: 188 Skyline Trail Midfld.
9:30am

Open Computer Lab
10am-2pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26 Main St, Chester
Snow Fooling: Hot Tips for Winter Photography Vill Ent Center
 26 Main Street, Chester
6:00-8:00pm
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Beginner Computer
10am-Noon
Vill Ent. Center
26 Main, Chester

GED/ HiSet Science
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt.
3:30-5:30pm

Fly Tying: Mickey Finn
6:00-8:00pm
Vill Ent. Center
26 Main, Chester
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Open Computer Lab
10am-2pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26 Main St, Chester
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Hike the High Trail Chester/Blandford State Forest
Meet at the Trailhead on State Rd in the parking lot
10:30am
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Artists Way at Work
4:00pm-5:30pm
Vill Ent Center
26 Main Street, Chester
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GED/ HiSet Science
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt.
3:30-5:30pm
Weight Loss Tips
6:00-7:30pm
Vill Ent Center
 26 Main Street, Chester
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Blue Zone Group: Middlefield: Mid.Pub Lib: 188 Skyline Trail Midfld.
9:30am

Open Computer Lab
10am-2pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26 Main St, Chester
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Beginner Computer
10am-Noon
Vill Ent. Center
26 Main, Chester

GED/ HiSet Science
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt
3:30-5:30pm
Adobe InDesign Wksp
6:00-8:00pm
Vill Ent Cnter,
26 Main, Chester
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Open Computer Lab
10am-2pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26 Main St, Chester




Adobe InDesign Wksp
6:00-8:00pm
Vill Ent Cnter,
26 Main, Chester
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Artists Way at Work
4:00pm-5:30pm
Vill Ent Center
 26 Main Street, Chester
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GED/ HiSet Science
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt.
3:30-5:30pm


Biztro: Business Support
Vill Ent Cntr,
26 Main St Chester
4:00-7:00pm
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Blue Zone Group: Middlefield: Mid.Pub Lib: 188 Skyline Trail Midfld.
9:30am

Open Computer Lab
10am-2pm
Villiage Ent Cnt.
26 Main St, Chester

Snow Fooling: Hot Tips for Winter Photography Vill Ent Center
 26 Main Street, Chester
6:00-8:00pm
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Beginner Computer
10am-Noon
Vill Ent. Center
26 Main, Chester

GED/ HiSet Science
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt
3:30-5:30pm
Craigslist Tips: Buying
SHAEC’s @ Gateway
Rm 152, GRHS
12 Littleville Road, Hunt
6:00- 8:00pm
Please note :Many classes this month are located at the new
Villiage Enterprise Center:
26 Main Street, in Chester.