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Mixed Level Wheel & Hand Building

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

#1 Thursday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
#2 Thursday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
This class is open to all levels of students who are interested in handbuilding, the wheel, or both. The instructor will focus on your individual learning level. Jen brings many years of teaching pottery to Access learners. Students may develop their skills at their own pace while expressing themselves creatively through clay. 28 hours of class time plus 70 hours of open studio Mondays, 3:30-8 p.m. All glazes, reasonable amount of clay, and firing costs (approx $50) included in fee.
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $215  Limit: 10


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Make Your Own Tableware: Hand-Building Workshop

Wednesday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Want to create your own dinnerware? In this class participants will create an original dinnerware set. Each person will make 4 plates, 4 cups/mugs and 4 bowls. Using textured slabs, each person's set will be customized and functional pieces. This new Access offering will change the way you sit down to eat! This class is appropriate for total beginners or those with any level of experience.
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $175  Limit: 12


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Hand-Build a Pitcher

Wednesday   5:35-7:35 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts January 6, 2016
Join Jen for this unique offering in pottery. Participants will have the time to focus on one form and a special surface decoration (sgrafitto, carving, texture) to create their unique hand-built pitcher using slabs. Learn to use underglazes as well. New forms and skills are attained as well as creating a functional work of art for your table. All material included. To view last year's projects, check out Access in Action online at tinyurl.com/handpitcher.
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $95  Limit: 12


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Hand-Painted Earthenware

#1 Monday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 16, 2015
#2 Monday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 16, 2015
Create your own hand painted earthenware pasta bowl! Students will be provided with a bisque bowl and learn how to apply gorgeous, translucent, ceramic underglazes, creating a one of a kind serving piece. Paint your own freehand design, and/or use sponges and stamps to help produce your masterpiece. All artistic levels are welcome!! Pieces will be glazed and fired by instructor and returned within a two week period. All quality materials (approx. $15). are included in fee.
Instructor:  Lisa Kent  Fee: $40  Limit: 12


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Holiday Gifts in Clay

Wednesday   5:35-7:35 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Create your own practical and beautiful pieces for you to entertain with or give as gifts. Students can make bowls and plates using textured slabs. Jen has some great design ideas for everyone, and we guarantee a successful ceramics experience in this new Access offering. All levels welcome. For those interested, the Holiday Ornaments class follows this class in November and stamps made in this class can be used to design your ornaments. Sign up for both and pay only $135 (save $10). Open studio Mondays, 3:30-8 p.m.
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $75  Limit: 12


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Holiday Ornaments in Clay

Wednesday   5:35-7:35 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts November 4, 2015
All levels are welcome in this workshop. Create original ornaments using simple yet elegant hand-building techniques. Make your original gifts in clay in this once-a-year very popular Access class. Textures and underglazes will be used to enhance the pieces. Everything will be fired before the holidays and ready to give as gifts or put up in your own home. Sign up for both and pay only $135 (save $10). Open studio Mondays, 3:30-8 p.m.
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $70  Limit: 12


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Watercolor for Beginners

Wednesday   4:00-6:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Learn the foundation of this versatile and exciting medium, integrating design, color, composition and light. Ginny, a professional illustrator, leads everyone through exercises designed to explore the many techniques associated with watercolor and foster the skills needed to enjoy painting for years to come. Quality materials are important in watercolor and we supply you with brushes to keep and a reasonable amount of paint and paper to use in class and at home. Material cost of approximately $45 is included in fee.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $185  Limit: 18


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Watercolor for Beginners 2

Thursday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
Watercolor 2 continues your foundational skill-building in mixing colors, layering washes, design composition, etc. Quality materials are important in watercolor and we supply you with brushes to keep and a reasonable amount of paint and paper to use in class and at home. Material cost of approximately $45 is included in fee. If you have full supplies, subtract $45.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $185/140  Limit: 18


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Watercolor Studio

Wednesday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Learn new techniques along with increasing your talents with expert individual help. Designed for watercolor painters of all skills that have had at least an introduction, Ginny's class helps move everyone forward in an art studio atmosphere. Need new materials, including brushes and some paint and paper? Add $45 to fee.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $140  Limit: 20


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Calligraphy

Monday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts October 19, 2015
This popular class is designed for beginners. This is a nuts-and-bolts intro to beautiful handwriting! These 12 hours of studio work will begin with examination of letter shapes and proportions using pencils and markers, then proceed to the exploration of letterforms for the Italic style of writing (both lower and upper cases) using the broad-edge nib and ink. Join Lydia, VT-certified educator, in learning about layout, use of color, and paper choices. Everyone will complete basic lettering projects. Once you gain the power of the pen, you can use this skill for a lifetime. Quality pens and all materials ($25) and handouts are included in the fee.
Instructor:  Lydia Batten  Fee: $135  Limit: 12


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Intro to Drawing

Tuesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
Drawing is all about seeing. This offering is designed for those interested in beginning drawing techniques. Join Meg, an experienced and certified art educator, in this engaging exploration of the fundamentals of drawing. Class will focus on increasing observation and work will include contour line drawing, shading, and design composition in graphite and charcoal. Just bring your enthusiasm - all paper and quality implements are included in the fee. Guaranteed to change how you view what you see.
Instructor:  Meg Miller  Fee: $145  Limit: 16


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Advanced Drawing

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
This class will provide students an opportunity to continue to develop observational and technical skills first introduced in Intro to Drawing. Students will be challenged with assignments designed to encourage and grow artistic decision making, use of media, creativity and personal expression. Join Meg Miller, an experienced and certified art educator, in an exciting and supportive environment in which to grow and develop your own artistic voice.
Instructor:  Meg Miller  Fee: $145  Limit: 16


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Vermont Fall and Winter Landscapes in Coloured Pencil

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts October 5, 2015
Come and join us to capture the colours of our beautiful Vermont landscapes in coloured pencil! Working from photos provided by the instructor, students will learn how to apply the most common coloured pencil techniques to reproduce vivid fall and subtle winter scenes. All levels of skill are welcome in this supportive class. Students will be provided with their own set of Artist Quality Coloured Pencils at the first class. These materials are included in fee.
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn professional artist/art educator  Fee: $95  Limit: 16


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Intro to Zentangle®

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 6, 2015
This two-hour workshop is a basic introduction to the Zentangle drawing method. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Jamie, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), will cover the history, the applications, and the steps of creating an original Zentangle tile. This class invites all levels and requires no artistic experience. Learn the skills to take home and practice on your own! Anyone, any age, with any – or no – art experience can tangle! Fee covers all needed materials including a Zentangle kit to take home. Fee includes a $5 materials fee.
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, CZT  Fee: $45  Limit: 10


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Zentangle® in Reverse

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 3, 2015
Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle Class. Learn how to add dimensions in reverse with a white gel pen on black cotton paper, creating stunning contrast. Techniques on how to highlight and add dimensional layers with white charcoal and zenstone chalk will be discussed. Create a black tile to take home, and add some new tangles focused on contrast to your repertoire. Fee includes a $5 materials fee.
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, Certified Zentangle Teacher -CZT  Fee: $45  Limit: 10


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Zentangle® Zendalas

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 1, 2015
Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle Class. Utilizing a circular piece of 100% white cotton paper, learn to tangle in the round, mixing multiple nature-inspired tangles on pre-strung papers. Learn how to intuitively combine patterns within defined geometric spaces, while relaxing your analytical side. Bring your Micron pen, a pencil, and tortillon - some will also be available for purchase. Fee includes a $5 materials fee.
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, Certified Zentangle Teacher -CZT  Fee: $45  Limit: 10


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Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners

Sponsored by City Market

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts December 3, 2015
Learn the basics of rug hooking while creating a small project. Diane always has a great group of students. Topics covered include: tools, materials, design, wool quantity, color planning, basic dyeing techniques, and the finishing of your project. No supplies needed for first class. Hook and fabric kit included in fee. Students will need to purchase wool. New frames can be purchased in class; used frames are available to use during class or bring your own frame. Designed for high school and older. Class dates are Dec.3, 10, 17, Jan. 7, 14. If you need more information, contact Diane at dburgess@cssu.org.
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $105  Limit: 10


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Punch Needle Rug Hooking II

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 15, 2015
Similar to needlepoint, this class goes beyond the basics and delves into some of the finer points of punch needle rug hooking. Create a small project using The Oxford #14 "Mini" Punch Needle. #14s and frames are available for use in class or bring your own. This tool creates a short, 1/8" looped pile similar to needlepoint. Fast and easy, this tool may be used with 3-ply tapestry yarn, worsted weight knitting yarn, sock yarn and many other yarns of similar sizes. A great way to use up leftover knitting yarns other than silks, boucle, metallic, or ribbon like yarns. Sign up and Diane will email you a supply list needed. A variety of designs will be available to choose from or...design your own. A selection of yarns will be available for purchase. Pre-requisite: High school or older and a Beginner Punch Needle rug hooking class. If you need more information, contact Diane at dburgess@cssu.org.
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $105  Limit: 8


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Wool Dyeing Workshop

Wednesday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 20, 2016
Join Diane in this very hands-on workshop and learn basic and advanced dyeing techniques using wool fabric. All tools and materials (approx. $10) are provided. 1/2 yard of wool is included with the workshop. Bring an apron or old shirt to protect clothing. Fee: $35 for current Rug Hooking participants, $45 for Workshop-only sign-ups.
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $35/45  Limit: 8


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Quilting for Beginners

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 8, 2015
Join Tammy, an avid lifelong quilter, to learn how to create your own "Pop-Up Blocks" throw-size quilt. Using 4 fabrics and strip piecing, all will create a fun and quick quilt. Finished size will be 42" x 54". You will need to bring in ready-to-sew fabric of your choice, so sign up early to receive info on materials list. That will give you lots of time to shop or rummage through the attic. Bring your own rotary cutter, mat, and ruler or borrow one while at CVU.
Instructor:  Tammy Hall  Fee: $115  Limit: 8


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Quilter's Workshop

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts November 19, 2015
Have you started a quilt and now could use some expert advice to move you to the next steps in the process? This new Access class is designed with you in mind. Designed as a workshop experience, Tammy, an avid lifelong quilter, will individually advise and guide you towards completion of your work. A week before class begins, Tammy will contact you to discuss your project. Class size is limited to just a handful to make sure everyone receives the attention needed.
Instructor:  Tammy Hall  Fee: $75  Limit: 5


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Intro to Embroidery

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 26, 2015
If you have always wanted to learn embroidery, or would like to refresh your skills, join Anne for this new Access hand embroidery class! Learn the basic embroidery stitches, up to 10, while creating a unique embroidery 'sampler.' The 'Sampler' and skills you learn can be used to create your own designs or enhance fabric pieces you already own. Linen fabric, needles, plentiful and colorful threads, and handouts will be provided and are included in fee. Needle threading, patterns, design transferring, and much more will be discussed during this fun and relaxed class. High school age or older.
Instructor:  Anne Broussard  Fee: $45  Limit: 10


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It's in the Bag! 3 Bags Sewing Workshop

Monday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 5, 2015
Make a great shopping bag as you get the feel for using a sewing machine. Next, create a zippered organizer bag. Then, by week 3 create a great purse with lots of pockets, a zipped top and double straps. This class is for those new to sewing or those who would like to get more experience. You will learn basic use of the machine, how to use patterns, insert a zipper, line a bag, and add personal style to what you make. Bring your own machine or use one at the school. Once the class is confirmed the week or two before it starts, head to the fabric store where they will help you with pleasure. Materials needed: 2 - one yard pieces of cotton fabric for the outside of the tote, organizer and purse; 2 -one yard pieces of cotton fabric for linings (can be different fabrics for tote and purse); 2/3 yard of cotton fabric for pockets; a 9" zipper; a 18" separating sports zipper; matching thread; 36 x 44 piece of batting; 1 ½ yard of fusible fleece; basic sewing supplies such as pins, scissors, and tape measure or ruler.
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


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Microwave Bowl Potholder

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 10, 2015
Have you ever taken a hot bowl of soup out of the microwave and wished you had a potholder that worked for the microwave? Well, have we got the solution for you. Join Audrey and in just one evening you can make the Microwave Bowl Potholder. It is easy, requires only straight stitching and will be completed in just one evening. You will need 2 pieces of fabric 18" x 22" (2 fat quarters) or 4 squares of fabric 10" by 10" of 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton thread to match. Batting necessary to complete the project is provided and if you forget your fabric, we have extra. Also bring along pins, scissors, and ruler to make your job easier. Bring your own machine or use one of ours.
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $30  Limit: 10


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Pillows! Sewing Workshop

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 14, 2015
You will be surprised at how easy it will be to make great-looking pillows. Change the look of your home or give as gifts. Make a knife-edge or box-edge pillow as you learn to measure for your pillow size, cut the fabric, make piping, and put in a zipper. Designed for any ability. Materials needed: bring a 12" to 18" pillow form (or you can recover one you have), 5/8 yard of fabric (not too thick to sew through several layers of, or too slippery), 1/2 yard of coordinating fabric for the piping, 2 yards of cording, matching thread and a zipper 3" shorter than the side of your pillow, as well as basic sewing supplies. Use one of the school's sewing machines or bring your own.
Instructor:  Eleanor Marsh  Fee: $65  Limit: 8


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Awesome Grocery Bag! -Recycle Grain Bags!

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 28, 2015
Make a reusable grocery bag (or two) from a recycled plastic feed bag. What a green idea! Learn how to sew a feed bag into any size grocery bag you would like. All materials included. If you have a bag you would like to convert, bring it along.
Instructor:  Eleanor Marsh  Fee: $30  Limit: 8


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Sew It Up! Hems for Pants, Skirts or Dresses

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 11, 2015
Take the mystery out of making pants (or skirts and dresses) the right length. Learn how to measure, cut and make a professional-looking alteration! Bring 2 items to alter to the first class. You will learn hand and machine-finishes for a hem that will match the original. Also bring basic sewing supplies, including thread matching the color of the garment hems. Use your machine or try one of the school's. This class is designed for all sewing abilities. This class pays for itself in money saved in no time at all.
Instructor:  Eleanor Marsh  Fee: $55  Limit: 8


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Drop Bangle Bracelet

Monday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 26, 2015
Please join Ginger Morton, owner of Bead Crazy in Williston, in one or both beading classes. Ginger, with 12 years of experience teaching to all abilities, will have participants selecting their own color options to create this funky cuff bracelet. Our bracelet is designed from a square stitch base, and then embellished with drop beads. All quality materials ($20) are included in fee.
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $35  Limit: 8


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Multi-Strand Ribbon Yarn Necklace

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 5, 2015
Here is another bead option presented by Ginger. This quick, but stylish necklace, is great to wear with your winter sweaters. It would also make the perfect last minute holiday gift.
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $35  Limit: 8


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Knitting Clinic for All

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts October 7, 2015
Want to improve your skills or work on new projects? Bring your knitting and pattern questions or problems to Annette for advice and expert guidance. This is a great opportunity to learn lots of tips and techniques, as you learn from other people's knitting as well as your own! This is an informal gathering where you get to pick an expert knitter's brain. No materials included, but occasional handouts will be provided. As well, this really welcoming place inspires diverse conversation.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $95  Limit: 12


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Needle Felt a 3-D Panda or Teddy Bear

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 19, 2015
In this beginner 3D needle-felting class, you will make an adorable little teddy bear or Panda bear, sure to become a treasured prize. You'll learn lots of techniques which will help you make many other 3D felted items. All materials included.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $45  Limit: 12


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Gift Tags for All Occasions

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 2, 2015
Join Annette for this new and different Access class. Learn to make your own Gift Tags for all occasions. Learn fun rubber stamp and ink techniques which can also be applied to scrapbooking and card making as well.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $30  Limit: 12


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Intro to Artful Rubber Stamping and Card Making

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 16, 2015
Annette will have everyone making cards as you learn how various inks and papers work. Play with dye, pigment and alcohol inks on different papers as well as how to use small stamps and layers to add richness to your handmade cards. Techniques learned can be transferred to scrapbooking, too! Annette has had articles written about her card art, and some of her cards will soon appear in a published book!
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


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Paint with Wool and a Felting Needle

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 30, 2015
Let your creativity run free in this fun and super easy class. "Paint" with wool and a felting needle as you make pictures or lots of pins. Lots of fun materials will provide embellishment! You may also bring in any wool and/or felt items you'd like to decorate- maybe you have a favorite felted bag? All materials ($10) included in fee.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $40  Limit: 12


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Carving in Wood -The Spoon

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 20, 2015
Join Matthew, a life-long carver and whittler, as he shares his talents with this hands-on presentation for those interested in learning how to carve correctly with quality tools. Participants will start with a basswood blank, and leave with a perfectly usable 6" spoon with your own personalized handle. Matthew, owner of his own architectural carving business in Stowe, brings a wealth of knowledge to this introductory carving course. The key to easy carving is a good tool. We will have high quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use, with an option to purchase the two at our cost after the class. Fee: $30, optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.
Instructor:  Matthew Strong  Fee: $30/70  Limit: 12


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Carving in Wood -Animal Figurine

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 10, 2015
Join Matthew, owner of Architectural Carving of Stowe, as he leads the group in carving a beaver out of basswood. Start with a wood blank, and learn how to use our quality tools to create a work of beauty. After a lifetime of carving, Matt knows the best ways for you to learn this new skill. The key to easy carving is a good tool. We will have high-quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use, with an option to purchase the two at our cost after the class. Fee: $30, optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.
Instructor:  Matthew Strong  Fee: $30/70  Limit: 12


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Woodworking -You Build It!!

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 28, 2015
This class is designed for beginners and experienced woodworkers. Dick, a certified Design and Technology educator, will lead the class through project design, material selection, and tool & machine use. Over the 30 hours of shop time, participants will learn about the needed hand and power tools in the CVU shop as well as receive expert advice on their projects. First night, September 28, Dick will be demonstrating and reviewing power machine tools with whole class. Bring in projects or shop for materials after first class. If you have already taken Woodworking here at CVU Access, and do not need machine review, begin October 5th and subtract $20 from fee.
Instructor:  Dick Francis  Fee: $195  Limit: 11


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Woodworking 2 -You Build It!!

Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
This class is designed for those that have a familiarity with power tools and would like to work on a project with expert advice. Jon, a professional cabinet maker and woodworker, will help participants through project design, material selection, and/or tool & machine use in our shop. Over the 36 hours of shop time, enrollees, limited to 10 people, will be able to move quickly towards their goal. Bring in projects or shop for materials after first class. This is a great class for those that have taken woodworking before here at CVU or elsewhere.
Instructor:  Jon Kohn  Fee: $225  Limit: 10


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Wooden Bowl Turning

#1 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 7, 2015
#2 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 28, 2015
#3 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts December 2, 2015
#4 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 6, 2016
Join Nick Rosato, a professional wood turner, to make your first hardwood bowl or to continue to practice your turning skills if you have already taken the class before or have done some turning on our own. Each participant will have their own lathe to use the whole time in class. Through demonstration and lots of hands-on learning, students will explore the basic tools and skills involved in bowl turning. Safe practice, proper tool use, and properties of wood will be covered. The goal is for each participant to leave with new skills, appreciation of the art, and a turned bowl or other project of their own. All materials included in fee. Please let us know if you have taken this class before to enable Nick to plan a better class. Nick works professionally in Stowe and is the president of the Woodchuck Wood Turners of Northern Vermont, a non-profit dedicated to sharing the craft of woodturning. For more information about his work visit www.thesculptedtree.com.
Instructor:  Nick Rosato  Fee: $145  Limit: 6


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Welding -Beginners

#1 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts September 22, 2015
#2 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 27, 2015
Have you always wanted to learn to weld? Join Bruce for this very popular Access offering. This class is designed for total beginners as well as those that want to improve on their skills and learn how to do it the right way. Learn the right way to arc weld (stick), use oxy acetylene torches to braze and weld, handle Mig (wirefeed) and Tig, and even have an introduction to plasma cutting. Learn the why and how of a good weld. There is plenty of time to practice your skills during class time. Opportunity to bring in an item of your own that needs welding by the end of the session will be possible. Students must be of high school age or older to enroll. All equipment and consumable materials are included in fee in this fascinating technical offering.
Instructor:  Bruce Hathaway  Fee: $225  Limit: 10


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Basic Machining -Lathe and Vertical Mill

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

Wednesday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks  January 20, 2016
Join CVU design technology educator, Dick Francis, for this popular Access offering. In this project-based class, everyone will machine their own tack hammer applying the skills learned. More specifically, all will experience basic use and setting of engine lathe, as well as perform the following cuts: turning, facing, radius shoulder, square shoulder, knurling and hand grip, and chamfered. Learn to hold and measure dimensions to closest .001 inch. Vertical mill skills will include: flat surfacing, facing (90% face), machining taper, and compound angle taper. Making internal and external threads also included in this project-driven course. All necessary high-quality materials included in fee. 18 hours of class time for everyone.
Instructor:  Dick Francis  Fee: $235  Limit: 8


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Thai Table

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 3, 2015
Between the Northern Hills of Chiang Mai and the Seascape of the peninsular South, a plethora of spicy chilies are being pounded into mouth watering curries. Learn the restaurant favorites while we wake up the heat on these cold winter days and learn the secrets of the tropics. For those of you who can't get enough Thai food and are looking for three distinct recipes to add to your repertoire…look no further. These can be made vegetarian with fish sauce. Menu: Thai Style Fresh Rice Paper Roll, Tom Kar Gai -Coconut Milk Soup with Chicken, Pad Kae Mao -Drunken Basil Noodles with Beef. Lauren is known in the area as the Nomadic Chef. Info online at nomadicchef.com.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Dim Sum Supreme

Sponsored by City Market

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 4, 2015
Take your holiday party to the next level and offer your guests a taste of the East. All of the recipes are mouth-watering bite-sized treats and can be prepped mostly in advance so you are feeling fresh when the guests arrive. We will explore how to create a menu that balances flavors and textures and discuss some additional menu options that will pair well with these appetizers and will provide some filling additions to satiate the hungry crowd. Menu: Coconut Shrimp on a stick, Lobster Dumplings with Garlic Butter, Pork Scallion Meatball with Char Sui Sauce. Lauren is known in the area as the Nomadic Chef. Info online at nomadicchef.com.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Vietnamese Pho

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 5, 2015
Tropical Vietnamese style cooking relies on a diverse range of herbs and roots to develop characteristics quintessential to the cuisine. For those of you who are still reveling in the powers of nuoc mam and coconut crepes here comes a few more recipes to add to your expanding knowledge base. Learn the hidden techniques and cryptic flavor combination in Pho (pronounced fuh) while we investigate three new Vietnamese specialties. Menu: Pho Aromatic Beef Noodle Soup, Spicy Lemongrass Chicken, Shrimp and Sesame Triangles. Lauren is known in the area as the Nomadic Chef. Info online at nomadicchef.com.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Chicken Tikka Alive!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 27, 2015
Did you know 45 percent of all spices are derived from India? During this evening of cookery we will look at how to combine spice mixtures to flavor dishes in a way no other culture can do. Join Lauren to examine some common, as well as exotic, components of Indian cooking and discuss easy recipes to bring into your home kitchen. Don't limit yourself to the often lifeless curries found in restaurants. Come learn how the inspired home cook adds texture and layers seasoning beyond pre-made store bought jars. Menu: Chicken in Spiced Yogurt (contains Nuts), Sesame Potatoes, Turmeric-spiced Zucchini and Greens. Lauren is known in the area as the Nomadic Chef. Info online at nomadicchef.com.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Veggie Indian -New!

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 28, 2015
Continue to unravel the nuances of Indian spice as we turn up the heat in this new vegetarian class. Whether you are new to home-style Indian cooking or are a disciple of all things Indian you will return home with a deeper understanding of how blends of spices meld in the pot to create rich flavors that penetrate all of our senses. Building Indian curries from the ground up will give you the skill base to create your own vegetables, grains and legumes entrees and sides that truly satisfy the palate and feel authentic. Menu: Baked Spinach Kofte in Yogurt Sauce, Ginger Masala Cauliflower, North Indian Cucumber Chaat Salad. Lauren is known in the area as the Nomadic Chef. Info online at nomadicchef.com.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Hot Tamale!

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 29, 2015
Loved by many, these masa-based snacks wrapped in dried corn husks date back to Ancient Aztec & Mayan civilizations as a means to provide road food for travelers, hunters and armies. As with all good food, tamales have stood the test of time remaining a favorite in Latin America and working their magic through the southern states and finally into our local markets up north. Join us for an evening of tamale-making as we indulge in the feast of our labors with plenty to bring home and freeze. Menu: Green Chili and Cheese Vegetarian Tamale, Shredded-Chicken Tamale, Green Chili Sauce, Red Chili Sauce, Chipotle Cream. As usual with all our cuisine classes, all high-quality ingredients included in fee and no one will leave hungry. Lauren is known in the area as the Nomadic Chef. Info online at nomadicchef.com.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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A Taste of Tea

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 26, 2015
This class is designed to give the participant a taste of tea, figuratively and literally. It is meant to whet your appetite and broaden your view of tea. Join John, owner of Vermont Liberty Tea in Waterbury, to taste a variety of teas, including white, green, oolong, black, puerh and the popular "non-tea" rooibos from South Africa. Some "tea food" will accompany the tasting. You will see some of the many forms tea has taken over the centuries…loose leaf, powdered, compressed cakes, bricks, and tuo cha, as well as flower teas and witch's broom. Interwoven into the tasting and show-and-tell, there will be a discussion of the teas, and an overview of tea history, legend and culture. All tea is included in fee.
Instructor:  John McConnell  Fee: $20  Limit: 25


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Party On! Healthy Holiday Hors D'oeuvres

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 12, 2015
Join Dana, MS.,RD., CD., as she shares her passion for healthy eating. Take a break from the typical holiday party fare this season and impress your guests with these healthy hors d'oeuvres. Discuss the basics of creating a stunning and delicious party menu that tastes so good you won't believe the recipes are good for you, too! Everyone will prepare and sample 4 simple, elegant, and healthy hors d'oeuvres that will please the palate of any party guest. Menu: Roasted Vegetables with Dill Feta Sauce, Sweet Potato Pancakes with Maple Goat Cheese and Bacon, Tuna and White Bean Stuffed Endive, Lemon Ricotta Tartlets.
Instructor:  Dana Notte  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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An Actual Taste of Poetry -Part 1, Americana

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 19, 2015
Poetry is rich in language that describes what we see, feel, smell, taste and hear. What better way to experience the senses than the preparation and eating of delicious foods? Join Annalisa Parent, a certified teacher and published poet, to prepare delicious food, eat it, and write poetry about the experience. From the silly to serious, you will learn form and style, try new foods and revisit old favorites in a new way, and have a whole lot of laughs.
Week 1: Customized Pizza.
Week 2: Homemade Ice Cream. Fee includes all food ingredients.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $50  Limit: 12


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An Actual Taste of Poetry -Part 2, Around the World

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 30, 2015
Same description as Part 1 with new global menu.
Week 1: Miso Soup and Sushi.
Week 2: Moussaka & Greek Salad. Fee includes all food ingredients.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $50  Limit: 12


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Neapolitan Pizza Making

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 14, 2015
Join Emily to learn what makes classic Neapolitan pizzas so fresh and delicious. Once you can create our own pizza from wholesome ingredients, it is a great meal for all events and loved by people of all ages. Locavores will delight in its simplicity. Fresh homemade mozzarella, soppressata, rapini, prosciutto, olives, artichoke hearts, and more will be available to enhance our dinner! The best part is sitting down to eat together when done. Yum!
Instructor:  Emily Irwin of pathwaystowellbeing.org  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Pasta Making 101

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 2, 2015
Are you one of those people who have a brand new pasta machine sitting in the basement or just want to make your own fresh pasta? Now is the time to learn the simple techniques and recipes for homemade pasta dough. Pasta machine use and care are covered as well in this delicious class. Prepare spaghetti along with 2 different sauces, add a salad and the end of class all will manga manga manga. Adele's family back in Italy owns a pasta company that makes the best dried pasta in all of Italy! This is a class for all ages. All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Advanced Pasta Making -Ravioli

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 9, 2015
If you have the basic pasta making techniques under your belt, join this class to expand your pasta making skills. Learn to prepare two different types of filling and create fresh ravioli, light delicate pockets with fresh fillings and sauces which will please all taste buds. The group will top this off with a fresh green salad and sit to enjoy the fruits of your labor in a group meal.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Argentinian Treat! Empanadas and Mate Night!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 13, 2015
Join Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinian living in the Mad River Valley, to enjoy a cultural evening of Argentina. Treat yourself the way the natives do, and learn to make empanadas (turnovers) stuffed with various delicious ingredients. Constancia will have everyone building empanadas with different combinations of fillings of meat, cheese, corn, spinach, jams, sweet potato and more. Fried or baked, they make a great food for serving to company or as the family dinner. Never had Mate, or only the Americanized version? Constancia will introduce all to the pleasures of this versatile tea as a hot, cold, or enhanced beverage. It is an absolute must in Argentina and many drink Mate before thinking about a coffee. All food and materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Constancia Gomez  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Indian Parathas Plain and Stuffed

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 3, 2015
Whether or not you're a fan of vegetables, the Indian way of "stuffing" them into parathas ought to please anyone who loves freshly baked flatbreads. The class will make freeform plain flaky parathas, along with spinach, cauliflower, and onion versions. Chutneys/spreads will be provided for eating the results in class, but expect to bring home a pile of freezable flatbreads. Instructor Melissa Cook gave up on French cuisine decades ago, in favor of learning Indian cookery.
Instructor:  Melissa Cook  Fee: $30  Limit: 12


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Middle Eastern Cuisine -Vegetarian

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 6, 2015
Don't be intimidated by Filo! Join Viviane for this hands-on vegetarian cooking class using Filo and wholesome ingredients in savory and sweet recipes. Middle Eastern cuisine is rich in olive oil, garlic, nuts, fresh vegetables & herbs to promote a healthy lifestyle! Viviane's love of cooking authentic delicious Mediterranean foods will leave everyone sated. Menu: Cheese Filo Triangles, mini Spanakopita Quiches, Tabouli Salad with Quinoa, Baba Ghanoush with Pita, Falafel, and Walnut Filo cigars (mini Baklava).
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Middle Eastern Pastries

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 10, 2015
For those with a sweet tooth, join Viviane in this new Access offering as we indulge in Middle Eastern specialties which are served at every occasion, showering guests with hospitality and happiness. We will prepare: Basboussa, an almond/semolina pastry, topped with Orange Blossom syrup; Travados, half-moon dough filled with walnuts and dipped in syrup; Apple Fritters with Rhum, drizzled with Maple Syrup; and Stuffed Apricot Drops.
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Chocolate Specialties!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 17, 2015
Join Viviane for delectable chocolate candy-making and tips on working with chocolate. This Access class is great for creating gifts or treating your family! Participants will learn to make chocolate truffles, walnut turtles, almond crunch, chocolate-covered orange peels and Grand Marnier bonbons. Yum!
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Italian Cookies # 1

Sponsored by City Market

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 1, 2015
Learn to make 3 different types of authentic Italian cookies. Join Adele in making her childhood favorites of biscotti, light and delicious lace cookies, and amaretti. This class will have everyone busy making enough to bring home 2 dozen cookies to swap at the next holiday party. With a little practice, you may become famous in your neighborhood for one or more of these terrific desserts. All materials included. Sign up for both Italian cookie classes for only $60 (Save $10) and your holiday table will be twice as sweet. Fee: $35 or Cookies #1 and #2 for $60/person.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Italian Cookies # 2

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 8, 2015
Learn 3 more great cookie favorites in this sister class to Cookies #1. Join Adele in making her childhood favorites of Pizzelli, fruit/nut-filled sweet ravioli, and sesame cookies. Dozens to bring home again. All materials included. Sign up for both Italian cookie classes for only $60 (Save $10) and your holiday table will be twice as sweet. Fee: $35 or Cookies #1 and #2 for $60/person.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Thanksgiving Decorated Cookies –Also Incredible!

Sponsored by Lantman's Market

Monday   4:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 16, 2015
Learn the art of decorating great sugar cookies that will dazzle those lucky enough to receive one. Join Carol for this hands-on afternoon of fun and tasty treats. This class is designed for learners 5 years old and up. Adults are welcome and will most certainly enjoy learning this new skill as well. Participants will decorate a half dozen holiday-shaped cookies, a $12+ value. Save with 2 or more from same family, only $20 each.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $25  Limit: 12


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Chocolate Sponge Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 10, 2015
Baking is a wonderful way to show your love! In this class, you will learn the secret to making a delicious chocolate sponge cake with a chocolate ganache. You will then decorate it with a chocolate cut-out and brush on gold luster dust that will give your cake an amazingly simple but elegant finish. Wow your friends and family as you offer this cake for holiday time, special occasions, or just because! It will be one you want to keep in your recipe box for a lifetime of festive occasions. Everyone leaves the class with an 8-inch cake to enjoy. All quality ingredients included in fee.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $45  Limit: 8


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Cake Decorating Basics -Course 1

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 7, 2015
Experience the thrill of creating cakes and treats that will delight your friends and family- even if you've never decorated before! Learn how to decorate cakes and sweet treats with basic butter cream techniques and six simple-to-pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes into extraordinary results. Sally Dattilio, a Certified Wilton Method Instructor, will help you pipe classic butter cream decorating techniques to create modern and traditional cake designs. Please bring a Course 1 kit, Course 1 student book and 6 un-iced cupcakes.
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $85  Limit: 12


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Flower and Cake Design -Course 2

Sponsored by findandgoseek.net

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 11, 2015
In Flowers and Cake Design, you'll explore sophisticated ways to bring your cakes and desserts to life! Learn how to create professional-looking flowers and designs made from royal icing. Sally Dattilio, a Certified Wilton Method Instructor, will teach you how to make lifelike rosebuds, pansies, and violets, plus detailed patterns, like lace and basket weave designs. Please bring a Course 2 kit and student book. Prerequisite is the Basic Course 1 class.
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $85  Limit: 12


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Spanish 1 -Part 1

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
Begin your journey towards speaking this beautiful and useful language. This class will focus on reading and speaking as much as possible. There will be some light homework, as practice between classes will help you learn much more quickly. A useful text, good for the continuation level here at Access, and all handouts are included in the price and yours to keep.
Instructor:  TBA  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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Spanish 1 -Part 2

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
This class is designed for those who have taken the Beginner Access class or have taken Spanish 1 in high school or college. This is an engaging and fun continuation of your Spanish learning. Emphasis is on speaking and reading, with light homework going a long way although not required. Participants will continue in the Spanish is Fun, Book 1. Add $20 to fee if you need the book.
Instructor:  TBA  Fee: $145/165  Limit: 20


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Spanish Study Seminar

Wednesday   6:40-8:20 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
This class is designed for those with a strong foundation in Spanish who would like to continue towards speaking and understanding the language better. Ainaka, a VT certified educator, will focus primarily on conversational skills reinforced with reading, writing, and light homework. All materials including a useful text are included in fee.
Instructor:  Ainaka Luna  Fee: $185  Limit: 20


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French for Beginners -Part 1

Tuesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
Discover the basics of the French language in a fun and interactive way through illustrations, audio and print material. Led by Alysse, a native speaker and skilled educator, the class will let you enjoy this beautiful language through exercises, games, and activities to stimulate learning. Designed for beginners and near beginners, use the book and CD to enhance your language skills. Conversation and pronunciation are emphasized in this class. Books and all materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $155  Limit: 20


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French for Beginners -Part 2

Tuesday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
Continue on your French Journey as you add to your knowledge and abilities in a fun and interactive way through illustrations, audio and print material. If you have taken some French in the past and are coming back to it, this class may be for you. Our goal is to have you learning at the correct level, so moving between classes once the semester starts is always possible. Already have the book? Subtract $15 from fee when sending payment.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $155  Limit: 20


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French Book Club –Just Past Beginners!

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Join Alysse, a native speaker, for this new Access offering designed for those that have had a beginner's French class or two and have a basic foundation in French and would like to learn through reading. This innovative learning approach will focus on reading a short story together. The focus will be on comprehension and communication skills through reading and discussing a simple short story. Vocabulary, present tense grammar and conjugation will unfold in a natural intuitive immersion process while also leaving space for exploring specific language challenges. Even at a basic level, discussing and writing about the short story will enhance the language skills brought to the class. Complementary to the reading, a Pen Pal project (with an adult living in France) could be considered, if students are interested. Cost of book included in fee.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $145  Limit: 15


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Intermediate French Study Group

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Looking to continue or get back to your French? Join Annalisa, a VT certified teacher, for an enjoyable way to improve your language skills. Focus will be on tenses, conversation, and reading activities. If you have had a few years of French education, this French Study Group could be just right for you. Optional light homework will enhance your skills. If this is not the right class for you, move to one of the other choices. Satisfaction guaranteed. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $135  Limit: 20


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French Immersion

Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
This class will be presented in French 95% of the time for those interested in improving their fluency in listening and speaking. If you have a strong French education background, or have lived in a French-speaking environment for 3 months or more, this class has been designed for you. All necessary materials included in fee. If this is not the right class for you, ability to switch is possible.
Instructor:  Maddy Posig  Fee: $125  Limit: 16


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German 1 -Part 1

Tuesday   6:45-8:00 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
Designed to have participants gain the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple German, this Access class brings another world language to our campus. Join David for this interactive, stimulating and comprehensive approach to learning German. Emphasis will be on the comprehension of written and spoken German and its application in the day-to-day environment. Students will learn basic grammar, syntax and sentence structure. Light homework will be assigned and goes a long way to help you converse in German. No pre-requisite. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  David Tomasi  Fee: $175  Limit: 18


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German 1 -Part 2

Tuesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
Have you studied German before? Designed to have participants gain the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple German, participants need some beginner background in German study. This class serves as a follow-up to Access German, Part 1 or those with some intro to German. All materials needed included in fee.
Instructor:  David Tomasi  Fee: $175  Limit: 18


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Russian in a Nutshell

Tuesday   6:30-7:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
Discover the basics of the Russian language in a fun and interactive way with Alie, a native speaker. Focused on practical use, Alie will have everyone focused on simple greetings and sharing info about oneself as well as learning the alphabet, commonly used vocabulary, and the basic structure of Russian grammar. Useful topics for travel such as foods, weather, and getting around will enhance learning. As a former teacher of Russian to Peace Corps volunteers in her country, she has years of experience in the teaching of practical Russian to people with no prior experience with the language. All materials included in fee including the Compact Oxford Russian Dictionary ($15). If you have the dictionary, subtract $15 from fee.
Instructor:  Ali Yuldasheva-Woods  Fee: $175  Limit: 18


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Italian for Travelers

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Learn the beginnings of conversational Italian the way Italians sound. Join native Italian speaker and former tour guide Francesca Creta-Merrill in this intensive course as she shares her love of Italy and this beautiful language. Immerse yourself in the culture and discover more about customs and habits of Italy before you go on your trip! Participants are guaranteed to be engaged in new learning from the first moments of the class to the last session. Of course, there is no homework, but practice always helps. No pre-requisite, although some knowledge of a romance language acquired at some point in your life, will be an advantage. Book and all materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Francesca Creta Merrill  Fee: $135  Limit: 20


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Beginner Mandarin Chinese

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Whether your interest is the language, the food, the culture, visiting, or even living or studying in China, "Beginner Mandarin Chinese" has something for you. This class is designed for those without knowledge of the Chinese language or with a very limited Mandarin background. The course will help you understand the pronunciation system and basic grammar along with simple conversation, and help you build up and develop basic speaking and listening skills. Weekly exercises cover the familiar topics such as introduction, home and family, shopping and numbers, asking directions and places, eating in Chinese restaurant etc. A brief about China's geography, culture and food will be introduced along the classes. Students are expected to purchase Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" with Audio CD before the class.
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $145  Limit: 15


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Mandarin Chinese Immersion

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Wednesday   6:50-8:05 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
This class is designed for those who have finished the study of Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" or other beginner materials and already have basic conversation abilities, but are interested in improving their Chinese proficiency in listening and speaking. Jieru, an experienced native speaker, will present the class in Mandarin Chinese 95% of the time in order to create an immersive environment. Through focused daily-life conversations, students will expand vocabulary and be able to communicate accurately and appropriately in an authentic way. Materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $145  Limit: 15


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Guitar for Beginners

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Thursday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 8, 2015
This class is designed for those of all ages with little or no experience. Join Sallie, an enthusiastic educator with years of teaching experience, to learn basic acoustic guitar skills and work on learning a few chords through popular songs. Everyone will be playing music before long. Limit is 8 to ensure more personal attention, so reserve your spot soon. Bring your own guitar. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


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Guitar 2 -Intermediate

Thursday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 8, 2015
This class is designed for those guitar players who have had an introduction to guitar before. Join Sallie, an enthusiastic educator with years of teaching experience, to learn new acoustic guitar skills and work on learning more songs while receiving instruction on your technique. Limit is 8, so reserve your spot soon. Bring your own guitar. Music selected to your taste. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


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Basic Banjo

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
Join Jim for this Access class designed for those who have no real experience playing a stringed instrument. Here is the chance to start with the banjo. Two or three easy styles of playing will be taught, allowing students to sound "musical" and have fun playing from the very first week. "Strumming," "two-finger," and simple "three-finger" styles can each stand alone, or serve as a good introduction to either clawhammer (old-time) or bluegrass playing. Jim is a long-time performer on, and teacher of, banjo (and guitar), and he will adjust his presentation and pace to the various abilities of the students. Follow up with another session of "Basic Banjo" or move on to "Introductory Clawhammer (Frailing) Banjo." Students need to bring a 5-string banjo (open-back or resonator style). An electronic tuner is helpful as well. A capo will eventually be useful. All sheet music materials are provided in fee.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


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Introductory Clawhammer (Frailing) Banjo

Tuesday   6:45-7:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
This class is for those who have some (even a little) experience playing a stringed instrument. The old-time frailing or clawhammer style of banjo playing will be taught from the first session. This style is appropriate for accompanying singers or other musicians and for playing "fiddle" tunes. It is the style typical of old-time string bands, but can be used to play reels, marches and songs from a variety of cultures. Jim, teacher and performer, will pace the class to participant ability and needs. Bring your own 5-string banjo (open-back or resonator style). An electronic tuner is very helpful. All sheet music materials are provided in fee.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


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Old-Time String Band

Thursday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 15, 2015
Play in a "string band" with Jim, our Access banjo teacher. This class is all about having fun while playing in a group. Participants should be intermediate or advanced-beginner players of fiddle, (acoustic) guitar, mandolin, banjo, or (upright) bass. Other instruments will be considered individually, check in with us. Everyone will have a chance to play melody as well as an opportunity to play accompaniment. A new tune will be offered each week. Participants are welcome to suggest tunes. Emphasis will initially be on Old-Time tunes, but other genres are welcome. Sheet music and/or tablature will be provided as needed.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $105  Limit: 15


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Get Yourself Into a Jam With Your Ukulele:
How to Play Well with Others

Tuesday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
Do you have a little ukulele know-how at your fingertips? Wondering how to use those skills to play music with others at sing-alongs, family gatherings, and the like? Well, it's easier than you think! Geared for beginning and intermediate ukulele players, this class will help you learn tunes by heart, join in on unfamiliar songs with increased confidence, lead a song in a jam session, and generally play well with others. You'll learn a simple tool to help you guess what chords are being played in many folk, bluegrass, and popular tunes. Hint: This tool has been pre-installed at the end of your arm. Focus will be on ukuleles in high-G ("re-entrant") tuning, common for soprano, concert, and tenor ukes. Ukes in other tunings (including low-G and baritone ukes) and other acoustic instruments are welcome but you will need to be able to translate the chords and tablature yourself. This class is designed for adults who can already switch among several basic chords with relative ease while keeping up a simple strum (as many of these as possible: G, G7, C, C7, D, D7, D minor, F, E7, A, A7, A minor, B). Players of instruments other than the ukulele may join after conversation with the instructor.
Instructor:  Clare Innes  Fee: $105  Limit: 18


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Intro to Songwriting and Composition

Thursday   5:30-6:15 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 15, 2015
This class is designed for students with some experience reading music notation and playing an instrument or singing. Join guitarist, composer/songwriter, and teacher Tim Fitzgerald, as he introduces all to the basic elements and techniques of songwriting and composition. Work on musical and/or lyrical ideas weekly with a goal of producing the final product of a completed piece of music or song by week 5. Bring your main instrument- all instruments are welcome! Tim's professional experience includes writing songs and music for his own performance groups (Julius Blue, The Light and the Laugh, The Subtle Bandits) as well as for others. He studied guitar, composition, and songwriting at the University of Vermont and Berklee College of Music. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Tim Fitzgerald  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


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Intro to Musical Improvisation

Thursday   6:30-7:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 15, 2015
Join guitarist and composer/songwriter Tim Fitzgerald, in this new Access class designed for anybody with some experience playing an instrument or singing. All musicians are welcome! Tim will introduce all to common techniques of musical improvisation in various genres with a focus on chord scale improvisation, or "playing the changes" in the jazz idiom, using blues/pentatonic scales and triad patterns, rhythmic improvisation, and more. Part of each class will be devoted to technique, the rest of the time will be a "jam-session" workshop. Tim's professional experience includes playing highly improvisational music with his own groups as well as teaching these skills. He studied guitar, composition, and songwriting at the University of Vermont and Berklee College of Music.
Instructor:  Tim Fitzgerald  Fee: $95  Limit: 8


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Jazzercise

Thursday   3:45-4:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
Join Tamie-Jo for Jazzercise right after school. Jazzercise, the original Dance Exercise, is a 60-minute workout that fuses dance and muscle toning movements choreographed to today's hottest music, including Top 40, country, funk, and classics. Each class includes a warm-up, aerobic dance workout, strength training with weights and a stretch finale. Fun and effective, it will lift your spirits and strengthen your heart, muscles, and core. Fresh moves, new music, pure motivation. Join the fun! During the 10-week session of Access, members can also do Jazzercise classes at Shelburne Health and Fitness for free.
Instructor:  Tamie-Jo Dickinson  Fee: $105  Limit: 25


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Core Training

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
#2 Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
Join Caroline, as she leads everyone to work on core strength, helping sculpt your body over the year. This course uses Pilates style mat exercises in combination with other exercises to develop core strength and control, particularly in the abdominals and back. We have added more weeks for less cost. Suitable for all fitness levels. Use one of our mats, or bring your own. Caroline, an experienced personal trainer, will have you exercising in a fun and entertaining way. Participants will leave each class knowing they have exercised for an hour.
Instructor:  Caroline Perkins  Fee: $155  Limit: 22


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Weight Bearing and Resistance Exercises for Osteoporosis Prevention

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 5, 2015
The BEST Exercise Program, developed at the University of Arizona, is based on one of the largest studies on exercise and bone density in postmenopausal women. The Six BEST Strength Training Exercises are done on the weight machines. Personal trainer Steve Gaydos explains and demonstrates each exercise. From the first workout, participants will be building bone density, strength and calorie-burning metabolism. Introduction to Cardio-Weight-Bearing Activities are also explained and demonstrated. Seniors save $5.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $115  Limit: 15


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Weight Training and Fitness

Monday   6:45-8:55 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 5, 2015
Join Steve to correctly learn how to build yourself up and stay healthy with weight and resistance training. Learn scientifically-based techniques that will help you achieve fast, effective and safe results. Each person's individual goals, age and limitations will be addressed in class with appropriate exercises. Pre-existing injuries and limitations are taken into consideration when developing your program. Steve, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, will have you focus on upper body, lower body and core strengthening and toning. Topics covered include proper technique, number of repetitions and sets, how much weight to lift and how often to work out.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $115  Limit: 15


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Core Strength: Abdominals, Lower Back, and Hips
-Part 1

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
This new Access offering is a "core camp" for men and women. Steve will introduce you to several new core strength routines, demonstrating and explaining the exercises, and then doing them with the class each week. Participants can do level 1, 2 or 3 to achieve healthy results just right for themselves. Do you hate doing crunches? We don't do any crunches in this class! Join us as we build strength, endurance, and balance by utilizing up-to-date core training exercises in our fitness center. Take both Part 1 and Part 2 and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Core Strength: Abdominals, Lower Back, and Hips
-Part 2

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts November 11, 2015
This new Access offering is a "core camp" for men and women. Start on Part 2 or do it as continuation of Part 1. Your experience will be individualized and tailored to your needs. Take both Part 1 and Part 2 and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Ski and Snowboard Fitness

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Get your body ready for your best season ever. Join Steve to do six weeks of muscular strength and endurance training, building slowly from a modest workload the first week to be in shape by early November. No matter what your age, if you are still developing as a skier, fitness training is a must for your enjoyment and safety. These workouts will give all a big boost in stamina and control. Continue with five weeks of Advanced Joint Strength and Stability, and save $15! Both classes for $125.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Advanced Joint Strength and Stability

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts November 11, 2015
This is the next step after the Ski and Snowboard Fitness class. These exercises are closer to the actual movements of skiing and snowboarding than the ones in the Ski and Snowboard Fitness class. The movements in this class require more control and concentration in order to perform the exercises properly. In the process, learn how to use your gym time to enhance your fun time. Combine Ski Fitness with this class and save $15! Both classes for $125.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $65  Limit: 15


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Yoga Monday Evening

Monday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts September 28, 2015
Never tried yoga or want to get back to the basics? This class is for you! Join John for a fun, light-hearted class focused on cultivating a strong foundation for building your yoga practice. With student-focused, individual attention, the class is an ongoing study of basic alignment, breathing and sequences.
Instructor:  John McConnell  Fee: $145  Limit: 20


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Vinyasa Yoga -12 or 16 Weeks

Wednesday   3:45-4:45 p.m.   12/16 weeks   Starts September 16, 2015
Many of today's yoga branches stem from the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. In this class, you will practice a Vinyasa yoga sequence that is inspired by Ashtanga's Primary Series. This encompasses yogic philosophy, deep breathing, a series of poses and a lot of fun. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. High School students may earn credit through the Independent Study process. Pay for 'All 16' classes for $155 or purchase a 'YogaPass12' good for any 12 Wednesdays for $135. Instructors will keep attendance for those on the YogaPass system. Special H.S. student rate is $135 or $105 for YogaPass12. This class will be taught by Sweet Yoga and will be a split session between Lindsay S. Gardner (owner of Sweet Yoga), Emily Souliotis, and Andrea T. Francis, giving you some of the different flavors of Vinyasa style Yoga. For more info on the class bios of teachers, go to SweetYogaVT.com.
Instructor:  Sweet Yoga  Fee: $155/135  Limit: 22


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Yoga Tuesday Evening

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
The benefits of Yoga are strength, flexibility and well-being—in body, mind and spirit. With regular practice, you will see these benefits in all aspects of your life on and off your Yoga mat. Each week, we explore a different sequence of postures and a different focus…and we have fun. This class is appropriate for total beginners as well as experienced Yoga students. Laura is a certified Yoga therapist, a Master Yoga Teacher, a certified Integrative Health Coach and Director of Beecher Hill Yoga. See beecherhillyoga.com for more information. Please bring a yoga mat.
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $105  Limit: 22


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Chi Gong with Tai Chi for Beginners

Thursday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   7 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Gong are complementary parts of a dynamic Chinese exercise system that promotes physical health, flexibility, strength, ease of movement, and balance. Students will experience components of the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan "long form" and associated Chi Gong exercises. This class is appropriate for people of all ages and abilities who are interested in getting a taste of a traditional and really interesting fitness system from China.
Instructor:  Howard Goldberg  Fee: $75  Limit: None


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Swing and Jitterbug

Thursday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 8, 2015
If you always wanted to join the fun on the dance floor, this is the class for you. This is a full hour and 15 minute class. Terry makes learning swing fun. With over 20 years of teaching experience and a step-by-step approach, he gets everyone learning immediately, guaranteed! From Big Band to Rock 'n Roll, this "six-count" East-coast swing and jitterbug style is the place to start. Pairs encouraged, singles welcome. Sign up for Swing & Ballroom and save $30 ($100 per person).
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $65  Limit: None


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Ballroom Dancing

Thursday   7:30-8:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 8, 2015
This hour and a quarter class is a great way to learn some standard ballroom dances that will have you gliding across the floor. Join Terry to learn the basics of Waltz, Rumba, Fox Trot, Merengue and Tango. Couples and singles welcome. Practice between classes will have you dancing before you know it. Pairs encouraged, singles welcome. Sign up for Swing & Ballroom and save $30 ($100 per person).
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $65  Limit: None


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Swing Dance Workshop -Continuation-Intermediate

Thursday   6:15-7:45 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 12, 2015
Want more? Here is the opportunity for those who have taken the beginning class any time in the past to learn some more great swing dance moves. Students should already be comfortable with the basic six count step (slow-slow-rockstep). In addition to learning some great new moves, all will seek to improve style and lead/following skills. No partner necessary. This special one night class will run 90 minutes.
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $20  Limit: None



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Hip Hop for YOU!

Monday   6:00-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 28, 2015
Have you ever wanted to try a dance class but were scared you wouldn't be able to keep up? This is the perfect class for you! This Hip Hop dance class is a great introduction for you as well as those of you that feel you have natural rhythm and just want to move, sweat and laugh. The class will involve stretching and flexibility coaching, core strength training, and learning fun new moves that you can show off to your friends at your next wedding or night out on the town. Rick Kinsman has been dancing his whole life. Working in numerous dance studios in and around the Burlington area, he has been teaching classes for all ages. He keeps up to date with the most popular dance styles by taking Master Classes from industry professionals such as Marty Kudelka, Natalie Gilmore, David Moore and Lindsay Richardson. Come dance to today's top hit songs. Wear comfortable clothing, street shoes, bring a water bottle, and be ready to move.
Instructor:  Rick Kinsman  Fee: $95  Limit: 20



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Boys' Hip Hop

Monday   5:00-5:50 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 28, 2015
Do you have a little guy who seems to never stop moving, jumping or dancing around the house? Then this Boys Hip Hop Dance Class is perfect for him. Ballet is an easy choice for little girls who want to dance and now there is Hip Hop for the energetic boy in your house. The class will include freestyle movement, strength and flexibility training, basic dance technique, and hip hop dance games to entice creativity and movement. Rick Kinsman has been dancing since the age of six years old and has trained in the dance styles of Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. Since moving to Vermont, he has worked in numerous dance studios in and around the Burlington area teaching classes of all ages for the past seven years. This class is geared towards boys ages 5-10 years old. What better way to get some of that extra energy out. Bring a water bottle, street shoes and your 'flyest' threads! I will look forward to moving with you!
Instructor:  Rick Kinsman  Fee: $95  Limit: 20



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Basic Computer & Internet Skills on Mondays

Sponsored by Limbwalker Tree Service

Monday   3:30-4:45 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Starts by calling or emailing to confirm dates
Use Monday afternoons to improve your mouse & menu control when you participate in one or several basic sessions. Practice skills to improve personal goals like internet use, email essentials, file management, and word processing. Each week will provide personal attention, useful demos, and handy applications. Sign up for a week at a time and at your own pace. Open your eyes to the world of computers with the help of CVU's hip! Extended opportunities available based on personal goals or projects.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell/CVU student tutors  Fee: $20  Limit: 2 people per tutor


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Personalized Technical Consulting: All-Access

Monday - Friday   Times available a.m. & p.m.    Starts by calling or emailing to confirm dates
Schedule your own personal learning tutorial at CVU. This is a great way to learn a listed class in a shorter time frame that fits your schedule. Call or email your requests and we will confirm availability. Bring your own laptop or use a CVU PC. Topics may include but not limited to:
*Computer backup, internet security, and file management
*Laptop, cell phone, and new product tutorials
*Digital pictures, photo albums, Picasa, and Photoshop
*Multi-media presentations
*Contact & calendar management
*Accounting & mail merges
*Cloud & emerging online solutions
Call (482-7194) or email (access@cssu.org) to arrange a schedule that meets your individual needs. Reserve a block of time that may meet on one or multiple days. Fee: $40 for 1 hr, $105 for 3 hrs, $150 for 5 hrs.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $40-$30/hr 


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File Management Skills

Tuesday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
Improve the organization and synchronization of your files. Learn how to manage the various resources of your computer and sync it with cloud services. Utilize applications for file management, printing, faxing, burning CDs and networking. Practice on a CVU Windows-based computer or work from your own laptop. All computer users will benefit from this tour of management tools.
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $15  Limit: 15


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Cloud Control

Sponsored by Good Times Café

#1 Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts September 10, 2015
#2 Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 4, 2016
Are you in a fog when it comes to storing, saving, and backing up your computer's important information? Learn how to utilize "cloud storage" to efficiently manage your information across many devices like desktops, laptops, mobile phones & iPads. Compare the costs & options for many types of "cloud services" like iCloud (Apple), Google's Cloud, and other backup options for important files, pictures, and music. Observe how different cloud services function and how they are changing the way we save information on local computers or backup hard drives. The dawn of a new day is here and we will keep at least one foot on the ground. The first week of class will provide a general overview of options. The second week will provide lots of personal attention setting up your own cloud systems.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $25  Limit: 20


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Web Photo Albums: Picasa & iCloud

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
Photos, photos, everywhere but not a spot to share? There are many ways to organize and share all your digital photos from handheld devices and traditional digital cameras. Discover how Google, Apple, and Dropbox provide similar services that allow you to view and share your photos/videos across many devices and computers. The class will tour the basic setup for both Picasa & iCloud and everyone will receive personal information on how to improve their picture management.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $30  Limit: 15


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Improve Your iPhone Experience

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts December 1, 2015
Get the most out of your iPhone. This course will give you a non-technical approach and show you how to use the "big 4" of Email, Text, Camera, and Phone. You will also observe the magic of Siri as well as how to do backups, secure your phone, and find it when it gets lost. Open discussions allow plenty of time for your questions and concerns. This course is suitable for iPhone 5 and later models.
Instructor:  Randy Senior  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


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Workshops for iPads/iPhones/iPods

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Thursday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Starts by calling or emailing to confirm dates
Receive personal advice on how to manage your info on an iPad, iPhone, iPod with iTunes & iCloud. Configure your hand held device and explore sync options on a CVU computer, your own Mac/PC laptop, or with several cloud services. This is a great way to get hands-on support in a flexible time frame. You may sign up for one or multiple weeks and improve your skills for:
*Using basic buttons, App Store, Settings, shortcut tricks
*Utilizing iTunes interface for playlists, backups
*Organizing and sharing pictures
*Managing contacts, calendars, iCloud, and other in-the-cloud technology
*Troubleshooting issues and learning new apps
Email or call to reserve a spot and confirm availability for most weeks.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $20  Limit: 5 people per week


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Twitter Tweet Essentials

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 2, 2015
Wondering why you keep hearing about Twitter? Is it only for actors and athletes? How can this tool bring about change in the world as it has done in the recent past? Join this class to learn the lingo (hashtags, retweets!) and develop a better understanding of how Twitter might be useful for you personally or professionally. Build your presence on social media and get connected with other like-minded people. We'll meet for one night only but will cover all of the basics to get you started and on the road to tweeting like a pro.
Instructor:  Bonnie Birdsall  Fee: $12  Limit: 15


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Google Smarts

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 14, 2015
Parents, Community Members, and Students: Do you have a GMail account? Does your child have an account through their school that is a Google account? If so, there are many tools available to you and/or your child that you may not know about. Learn how these tools support and enhance education in our community. Learn about how you can use tools like Google Drive, Sites, Calendars, and even your email more effectively. Have you heard of Google Plus? What's a Hangout? Come join us as we explore Google Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Sites, and Hangouts. Our tour will share examples, and provide hands-on time and support for you. Join us for any of the sessions or come to all 3!
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Google Accounts, Gmail, Contacts, and Calendar on October 14: Explore all the applications available to you with a Google account. Sample tools and try new tricks available with Gmail, Contacts, and Calendars to help your life run smoothly.
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Google Drive on October 21: Want to know about working 'in the cloud'? Google's free software provides solutions for educational & business projects. Learn how to create & organize word processing, spreadsheet, slideshow, forms and other files. All of these files may be shared online or edited by multiple collaborators. You can also upload your own files from your computer.
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Google Sites & Google Plus on October 28: Create your own website with Google Sites and publicize your own info for others to see. Google is always improving its efficient user interface so come experience the current tricks of the trade! Learn about Google Plus as a social networking tool, join communities, and check out a Hangout (like Skype).
Sign up for any one week for $15 or all three for $30.
Instructor:  Bonnie Birdsall  Fee: $15/30  Limit: 15


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Intro to Google Sketchup

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 14, 2016
Use Google's free 3D modeling program to create your own projects or to integrate with Google Earth. This class will demonstrate how to utilize the tools necessary to build from scratch or work with existing models. Discover ways to share your work with others. Sign up for the Google Sketchup Workshop to receive guided attention building your own project.
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $25  Limit: 15


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Google Sketchup Workshop

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 21, 2016
Receive guided individual attention as you create your own project with Google's Sketchup program. If you have some experience using this software then this is a great way to improve your skills, work on a personal project at your own pace, and receive tips & tricks. Sign up for one or multiple weeks. Space is limited so reserve a space today! Fee is $20/week or $60 for all four weeks.
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $60  Limit: 7


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Word Skills -Basic & Advanced Workshops

Tuesday   5:00-7:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 17, 2015
Unlock the potential of Word by learning to navigate the "ribbon bar" to perform tasks while creating and modifying text. Class demonstrations and individual attention will gently move you towards expertise with this essential word-processor software. In the latter part of the course learn how to: add pictures and captions; create and modify tables; print envelopes or labels; use mail merge to create letters or forms; insert spreadsheet data; and to add lines and other shapes.
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Excel Basics

Monday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 19, 2015
Learn how to use the MS Excel spreadsheet program so you can organize your own projects. This is a great introduction to Excel or for those with very limited use of the program. Students will master data entry, formatting, mouse operations, keyboard shortcuts, and basic menu selection. Each class will reinforce old skills to improve overall efficiency and confidence. Activities will be designed to enhance class demonstrations and prepare students for other at-home or business projects. SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Excel classes!
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Excel Up

Monday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 30, 2015
Have you tried an intro Excel class here or are you only slightly comfortable using Excel? Expand your Excel repertoire as you learn formulas, functions, mail merges, data insertion to other programs, charting, sorting, filtering, and creating forms. Familiarity with at least the basics of this program is necessary. Please bring your own questions or problems to class. Bring your own laptop or use CVU computers. SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Excel classes!
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Excel Data Analysis

Monday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 25, 2016
Use Excel to consolidate and manipulate data with sorting and other extraction techniques. Practice data manipulation with conditional (if/and/or) statements and analyze data by the use of pivot tables and database functions. If you completed Excel or Excel Up then this is an XLent adventure! SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Excel classes!
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Office Workshops

Tuesday   5:00-6:15 p.m.   1 to 5 weeks   Starts December 1, 2015
Receive personal attention to improve your MS Office projects for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Sign up for any week or multiple weeks. Bring your own laptop or use one of CVU's computers. Improve basic skills and discover new ways to increase your Office literacy. Gain valuable hands-on experiences while you work at your own pace.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $15/wk  Limit: 4


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Web Design for All

#1 Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts September 21, 2015
#2 Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 7, 2016
Explore the fundamental components of website management. Learn how to shop for a domain name, server, and design software solutions. Each week you will practice proper file management skills while organizing hyperlinks and design layouts. Compare software solutions that are online, free downloads, and other fee-based programs to accommodate your web presence. A great way to create online resources for academic, family & business projects. Individual attention helps you personalize internet goals & expectations. Basic word processing experience is necessary and skills transfer well for other website software solutions.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Dreamweaver Website Design Essentials

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
Create your own website in class with basic design principles for personal, professional, and marketing projects. Discover how Adobe's software provides many efficient techniques for creating text/image/table layouts, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), divs, forms & other web widgets. Each week provides class demonstrations on basic design theory. Learn menu/mouse operations and how to upload/download files from server. Individual attention helps you personalize internet goals & expectations. Basic word processing experience is necessary and skills transfer well for other design software. Improve your website management capabilities by learning Dreamweaver dynamic user interface. Every class will include a basic demonstration, useful online resources, and ample opportunity to practice on your own project.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $145  Limit: 15


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Digital Camera Spectrum

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 19, 2015
Pixel Me Pink! Choose from any or all of the one-week Digital Camera workshops. Everyone can learn new tricks that will improve personal or professional projects. $30 for any week, $70 for any three weeks, $90 for all four weeks
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Digital Camera Buttons & Menus on October 19: Learn to use the dials, buttons, and menus of a basic Canon, Nikon, Olympus, or your own digital camera. Receive individual instruction as you compose pictures of different qualities. Experienced users develop new strategies for getting the most out of their equipment. Shoppers and still-in-the-boxers will take the first steps to being a confident photographer.
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Organize & Share Digital Pictures on October 26: Digital cameras do a great job of capturing the moment but you need to download & organize your memories in efficient ways. Bring your own camera or use a class camera to learn how to transfer picture files from your camera to the computer. Explore ways to organize folders/albums, name pictures, print in quality, and share on the internet. If you have a camera or computer full of pictures and don't know what to do with them then this class is for you.
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Photoshop Sampler on November 2: Discover how programs like Photoshop help improve the quality of a picture. Photoshop is a great program for making basic image enhancements as well as creating final products with your photographs. This class will provide an interactive tour of Photoshop magic and is a great way to decide if the four week Photoshop class is for you.
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Aperture & Shutter Speed Essentials on November 9: Do you "get the picture" when it comes to depth of field or action shots? Learn the basics of aperture & shutter speed priority. Learn how camera controls help capture portraits, close ups, motion, or low-light situations.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $90  Limit: 15


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Digital Picture Workshops: Cameras, Picasa, Photoshop

Monday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Starts by calling or emailing to confirm dates
This workshop provides personal guided support for using a digital camera and organizing/enhancing your pictures with Google's Picasa or Adobe's Photoshop/Bridge programs. You may bring your own laptop or work on a CVU computer as you receive personal advice & demonstrations on how to improve your digital projects. This is a great way to get hands-on support in a flexible time frame. Also a great Photoshop lab for personal use. You may sign up for one or multiple weeks and improve your skills for:
*Utilizing buttons, menus, and aperture/shutter speed controls on your camera
*Importing pictures to a computer from a camera
*Organizing your pictures into folders and albums
*Sharing your pictures online
*Adjusting picture quality for brightness, contrast, color, highlights, shadows, etc
*Sharing & printing photos online
Email or call to reserve a spot and confirm availability for most weeks.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $25  Limit: 5 people per week


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Adobe Photoshop Basics

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 1, 2015
Unlock the digital capacities of pictures or graphics: turn that dull sunset an orange hue, sharpen smiles hidden in shadows, or remove that strange uncle from a family portrait. Receive individual attention as you work on one of CVU's computers. Bring your own photos or practice on class samples. You will investigate the tools necessary to import, export, crop, resize, enhance, eliminate red-eye, merge a panoramic, and add text layers to existing graphics. This course is appropriate for learning how to use the tools & menus associated with the family of Photoshop products (CS, Elements). SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Photoshop courses.
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $80  Limit: 15


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Next Layers of Photoshop

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

#1 Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
#2 Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 23, 2016
Photoshop is unsurpassed as a tool to correct your exposure, lighting and color problems. It can repair those torn, smudged family photos or antique your modern shots. The list goes on and on. But you can do so much more when you learn the secrets of using layers. Layers, layers, layers—have we got layers! After this course you will know how to combine layers of your camera images with graphics, shapes, text, as well as other art objects. Create your own framed pictures, holiday letters, business cards, special tributes for family and co-workers, logos, invitations and announcements-all showing a WOW-factor that gets attention! All sessions are product oriented, so that with each lesson, you have a template which you can model for your own needs. You will receive a CD containing all of the class session instructions as well as many bonus projects. This is a great way to reinforce your previous skills and take your creative self to new heights. This course is a natural follow up to the basic course. You need to have completed that or have enough hands-on experience to have mastered the basic Photoshop tools and commands. SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Photoshop courses.
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80  Limit: 16


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Photoshop & Camera Images in the New Digital Age

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 27, 2016
A completely new approach to computer modifications of digital images is cropping up in publications and television. In fact, classic photographs for advertising or to accompany printed articles are becoming rarer and rarer. The treatment of photographs with these newer techniques results in extremely attractive and novel renditions which you can use to make your photos show stoppers. A birthday card, party invitation, yearly newsletter-the list is endless-will capture the reader's attention and become a treasured souvenir long after the event is forgotten. We will be learning to use blending modes, displacement techniques, digital separation, smart objects-all strange sounding terms, but which will become familiar to you as you complete goal oriented projects for each lesson. As usual you are guided along the lessons and will receive a CD containing each step by step described project. You need to have completed the "Next Layers" course or permission of the instructors as a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80  Limit: 16


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Photoshop & InDesign Workshops

Wednesday   5:00-6:15 p.m.   1 to 4 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Receive personal attention to improve your Adobe Photoshop or InDesign projects. Sign up for any week or multiple weeks. Bring your own laptop or use one of CVU's computers. Improve basic skills and discover new ways to increase your graphic design capabilities. Gain valuable hands-on experiences while you work at your own pace.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $15/wk  Limit: 15


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Intro to InDesign Publications

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts October 29, 2015
Learn to utilize Adobe's InDesign workspace & tools to create print publication layouts. These classes will exercise your eye-mouse coordination while creating a 4 (or more) page brochure, a magazine advertisement, or your own print publication. Each week will provide hands-on activities on workspace tools, layouts, importing text/objects from other programs, style sheets, transparency, and other neat tricks. Use CVU computers with InDesign CS5 or bring your own laptop.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $145  Limit: 10


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Mindful Meditation for Beginners

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 21, 2015
Do you often find at the end of the day that your brain seems too full? Would you like to learn how to be more centered, present and aware? Join Meg Howard in a simple practice of Vipassana (or insight mindful meditation), that you can then easily continue at home after only 3 weeks. This class is ideal for those who have never meditated before or would like to try this method. Interested in doing some reading before the class? Look for books by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Stephen Levine, Thich Nhat Hanh and Jack Kornfield. Meg Howard has been practicing and studying meditation since 1970.
Instructor:  Meg Howard  Fee: $35  Limit: 18


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Reiki -First Degree

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
Do you want to feel better, balance stress, bring clarity and increased mindfulness into your life? Join Sandy as she leads the group in this First Degree Reiki class, where people will begin practicing Reiki during the first class. You will learn protocols for practicing self-Reiki, and for offering informal Reiki sessions to your family, close friends, or animals in your life. How Reiki supports your wellness and medical therapies and a brief history of Reiki will be discussed. Everyone receives a comprehensive manual ($50) that is included in class fee. Leave with new strength and a Reiki 1 Certificate. Online info is at GreenMountainReikiInstitute.com
Instructor:  Sandra Jefferis  Fee: $185  Limit: 5


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Self Hypnosis 101

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   November 16, 2015
Self-Hypnosis is a simple, scientifically proven, powerful technique that can help you relax and make positive changes in your life. Use it to reduce stress, stop old bad habits, and develop new good ones. Your subconscious mind is a powerful force in your life. But left on its own, it isn't always your best friend. Hypnosis is a way to be the programmer of your own subconscious mind, and use it to your benefit. The simple technique is easy to learn and has a myriad of applications. Join Gary, who was trained as a hypnotherapist over 20 years ago, as he shares decades of self-hypnosis practice. In this class he will introduce the basic concepts of hypnosis from a scientific viewpoint and dispel some of the misconceptions. The class will undergo a group induction to experience the hypnotic state, and receive instructions on how to perform self-hypnosis on their own.
Instructor:  Gary Beckwith  Fee: $12  Limit: 20


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The Toxins In Your World:
Detoxify your Home Step-by-Step

Monday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 19, 2015
Our modern world has introduced thousands of chemicals into our everyday lives without thoroughly testing them for toxicity or ill-health effects. Sadly, many chemicals are only removed from our world AFTER they have already caused some harm (i.e. lead, DDT, mercury thermometers, etc.). There is a growing body of research demonstrating that all together, these chemicals are creating a toxic body burden that is affecting our health in countless ways. It is up to us to slowly clean up our home, food, soil, water, and personal products to rid ourselves of this burden and improve our body's healing abilities. Come learn about the steps to take in order to remove the most toxic chemicals from your home, food, water and personal products.
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Your Emotions & Your Health

Monday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 26, 2015
The body-mind-emotions connection is stronger than you might imagine. After all, your thoughts and emotions are very real chemical processes occurring in the body, and as such, they have a very real effect. In this class we will explore the different ways in which your emotions are contributing to your health challenges. You'll learn how patterns of stress, anxiety, depression, grief and anger show up in various health problems. We'll look at the emotional roots of common health issues like obesity, pain, digestive issues, skin disorders, autoimmune conditions, etc. You'll learn about several tools to help you process emotional blocks that might be keeping you from experiencing better health.
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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What Keeps You From Losing Weight?

Monday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 16, 2015
Weight loss has become a very confusing thing to do. People end up watching their weight yo-yo with diets. Whether it's low carb, low fat, vegan, paleo, or whatever it is, ALL dieting approaches fail to address two essential components: 1) the mechanisms through which your body burns fat (namely hormones), and 2) the mental and emotional components that create your habits. In this talk, we will explore two VERY different dimensions of weight loss. To begin, we will talk about how thyroid and adrenal function are related to your ability to lose weight and what you can do about it. In the second part of the class, we'll talk about the beliefs and emotions that hold you back in your weight loss efforts. How stress, grief, depression, and subconscious sabotage will also be discussed.
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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The Cocoa-Licious Facial!

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 21, 2015
If we ever needed a reason to indulge in chocolate, this is it! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, and experience a luxurious facial that will feed your senses & skin at the same time! Sample & taste different chocolates to make natural skin care recipes. Applying a Scrumptious Cardamom Cocoa Cleanser, Sweet Floral Cocoa Steam, Rhassol Clay Cocoa Mask, Cocoa Absolute Toner, and a Decadent Cocoa Butter Moisturizer are on tap. Come in stressed & leave relaxed with a youthful, healthy glow! Please bring a large towel, bowl, ability to tie your hair back & a love for chocolate. This class is open to all! All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Herbal Bath and Body Works!

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 18, 2015
Do you want to luxuriate, indulge, relax & be pampered? Here's the perfect class for you! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, and treat yourself to natural body care creations blended with aromatherapy scents for life's little pleasures. Create bath & beauty products such as Coconut Mango Bath Salts, Honey Ginger Sugar Scrubs, Shea Butter & Vanilla Body Wash, and a Natural Cooling Peppermint Sunscreen Lotion. The basics of Aromatherapy will be discussed while we are creating these amazing natural products. Everyone heads home with hand-made goodies! All quality materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Pesto, Oils & Vinegars ~ Herbal Delights for the Holidays!

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 9, 2015
Ever wonder how they make those expensive herbal oils and vinegars? Join Kelley Robie of Horsetail Herbs and find out how it is done. This class is sure to surprise your senses of smell and taste! Indulge in Herbal Pesto for a taste explosion while we are making Herbal Oils and Vinegars using fresh herbs and spices! Be prepared to go home with tons of ideas and recipes! Your hand made creations will add a new flare to your kitchen cooking! Enjoy the taste of summer this fall! All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Exotic Spices, Teas & Coffees

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 20, 2016
From flowering teas that magically bloom before your eyes to invigorating spice blends from half way around the world, teas, spices and coffee have been consumed since the beginning of time. Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, and explore the world of flavorful drinks and exotic spices. Participants will delve into the craft of blending the complex flavors of spices, teas & coffees for healing and pleasure. Explore some history, have a few tastes, and then everyone will prepare their own! Stay warm this winter! All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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You're on the Air -Intro to Voice-Overs

Wednesday   7:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 14, 2015
Voice-overs are hot today! You don't have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn't hurt! With such notable talent as James Earl Jones and Reese Witherspoon lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! Brian will demonstrate voice-over technique and present an overview of the voice-over business. He will talk about the numerous opportunities, income potential, and the all-important demo and how to have it produced. You'll step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results! Brian has done voice work for pro sports teams, GE Healthcare, Fox News and more.
Instructor:  Brian Thon of Suchavoice –Voiceover Training & Demo Production  Fee: $25  Limit: None


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Bridge for Beginners -Club Series

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   3:30-5:00 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts September 28, 2015
This is the first class for beginners. These lessons feature a hands-on teaching approach with students learning the game by doing exercises with actual cards at the table. No knowledge of bridge is required. If you always wanted to learn, this is a great opportunity in what has become an Access regular offering. A lifetime of fun follows as people everywhere are playing bridge. Learn the basic bidding system and card playing skills to build on with continued practice. The instructor, Phil Sharpsteen, is an accredited ACBL teacher and the current president of the Vermont bridge unit. The student text will be closely followed, so it will be an excellent review reference for the course material. Club Book is included with fee (subtract $10 if you already own book).
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95  Limit: None


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Bridge, Common Conventions -Spade Series

Monday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts September 28, 2015
This course is designed for those players comfortable with Bridge and have taken at least one or more of the courses here at CVUHS or elsewhere. The Spade Series book will introduce more commonly used bidding conventions, allowing participants to enhance their play options. Discussions of new strategies as well as review of ones that have been previously presented are always integrated into the class. The instructor, Phil Sharpsteen, is an accredited ACBL teacher and the current president of the Vermont Bridge Unit. Book and all course materials included in fee (subtract $10 if you already own book).
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95  Limit: None


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Mah Jongg

Wednesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 14, 2015
Learn the fun and very social game of Mah Jongg with neighbors and friends. No experience necessary. This ancient Chinese game is played worldwide in many languages by millions of people. Participants will learn the American style of this game. Join Jane, as she encourages everyone in this engaging, relatively easy-to-learn pastime. All learn by doing and when finished, you may even be inspired to start your own group to meet regularly. Find a few friends and come along. Any past participants are welcome to come back free of charge to refresh.
Instructor:  Jane Krasnow  Fee: $35  Limit: None


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Mah Jongg-a-Thon!!

Wednesday   4:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 11, 2015
Do you play Mah Jongg? Come to this new Access special event to play, learn, have fun, and connect with others playing at your own level. If you have had a beginner class or have been playing for decades, this is designed for you. Door prizes, appetizers, and lots of tiles moving around, this will be the Fall happening to attend. Sign up by email, access@cssu.org
Instructor:  Jane Krasnow  Fee: $15  Limit: None


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Juggling for All -3 Weeks

Thursday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts November 5, 2015
Everyone can learn to juggle, so come and learn from a veteran. Woody has been juggling all his life as well as a musician with the Hokum Brothers Band. Designed for learners of all ages, beginners and skilled jugglers will have fun and add new skills. New studies show improved brain activity with 30 minutes of juggling on a regular basis.
Instructor:  Woody Keppel  Fee: $25  Limit: None


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Bird Watching 101

Tuesday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
Bird Watching is the fastest growing pastime in North America. Join Maeve, a VT certified educator, as she shares her passion so you can get started with this fascinating hobby. We'll talk about tools including binoculars, field guides and apps, and resources, both online and off. Learn to recognize many of the 300+ species of birds that nest in Vermont or pass through in migration. Even more importantly, fascinating bird behavior facts will abound. Where do Vermont's birds go when they're not around here? Why do birds make noise, and how? Also covered are mid-winter visitors, tips on attracting birds to your feeders, bird recognition, and all this with lots of pictures and lots of sounds.
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $65  Limit: 20


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Birding, Season by Season!

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 21, 2015
Are you familiar with some of Vermont's birds but would like to know more? Do you have a hankering for more information and learn about even more beautiful birds? Season by Season is the class for you! Each class will focus on a different season and different birds. Topics to include: fall migration and seasonal changes in Vermont's raptor population; wintering owls; winter ducks and the large flocks of little birds that visit backyard feeders and forage in agricultural fields; eagles and early spring migrants; and spring migration of songbirds and warblers. Weekend field meet ups are a possibility.
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $65  Limit: 20


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Birding Hot Spots of Vermont!

Monday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 25, 2016
Beautiful songbirds in the cold of winter?? We Vermonters need a touch of spring as we enter the cold, dark days of January. Each of these three weeks will feature vicarious visits to local birding hotspots. Join Maeve in this new Access class to learn the history of land conservation in those locations. Learn about the various habitats. Get directions and details about parking and trails. And, of course, see lots of photos of birds that can be seen at each location. This class will give you a whole list of "must see" places to go to when migrants start flocking back to the state in spring.
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $45  Limit: 20


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Beekeeping Basics

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts September 29, 2015
#2 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 19, 2016
Have you thought about keeping bees? This is the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating creatures providing so much of our food. The instructors have over 50 years of experience between them. The three sessions will enlighten, and maybe inspire, you to start a few hives of your own or learn more about your bee passion. Plenty of question-and-answer time and all the info needed to start your own operation.
Instructor:  VT Beekeeper's Assoc. Bill Mares, Mike Willard, Russ Aceto  Fee: $45  Limit: 30


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Growing Mushrooms in your Yard

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 20, 2015
Curious about growing gourmet shiitake and oyster mushrooms for a year-round supply? Learn how to cultivate this delicious super-food in your yard, basement or garage. This popular Access class will cover the basic techniques for growing shiitake, oyster and lion's mane mushrooms and provide an opportunity for hands-on learning of inoculation techniques. It's easy to get started and only a few tools are needed for small scale growing. Mike has been growing mushrooms as a hobby and a business for over five years.
Instructor:  Mike Walker  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Trees in Winter -Buds, Bark, and Habitat

Thursday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 22, 2015
Many people rely on leaves to identify a tree. But after the brilliant display of fall colors, "stick season" can make tree identification a daunting task. In this 3-week course, participants will learn to tell the difference between Vermont's most common trees and shrubs by looking at the differences in bark, buds, and habitat. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable identifying the most common trees in our Vermont forests. Field trips to the woods by CVUHS are weather dependent. Teage is a naturalist, author of the blog Wild Burlington, and teaches Botany and Natural History courses at UVM and CCV.
Instructor:  Teage O'Connor  Fee: $40  Limit: 25


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Maple Sugaring for Beginners

Tuesday   6:30-8:45 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 10, 2015
Curious or excited about doing some sugaring? Join Tim, Director of the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center, and learn how to make your own maple syrup. Learn how to identify different maple trees, the secrets of tapping trees and collecting the sweet sap for boiling. Processing the sap into pure maple syrup, cream, candy, and sugar on snow will be covered in this new Access offering. Tim grew up lugging sap buckets and wood for his grandfather's sugaring operation, and has been sharing his experiences and knowledge of our precious state sweetener ever since. This class appropriate for those interested in tapping a couple of trees or hundreds. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Dr. Tim Perkins  Fee: $30  Limit: 20


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Shrub Sense -Best Practices for Heading into Winter!

Tuesday  5:30-7:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
This new Access course will make lifelong shrub care easy. The focus of the class will be on 3 categories for maintenance and care: non-flowering, spring flowering and summer/fall flowering. Participants will bring in pictures and actual samples of shrubbery and receive personalized recommendations and maintenance schedules to optimize the health and beauty of your shrubs. As well, the group will practice proper pruning techniques on CVU shrubs (bring your pruners) and take home a new appreciation for shrubs that support local bee populations, bird nesting habitat and year-round interest.
Instructor:  Matt Krasnow  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Memoir Writing Workshop # 1

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 7, 2015
Everyone has a story to tell. In this workshop, participants will look at memoirs of notable and not-so-well-known folks to see what makes a memoir work. Participants will engage in in-class writing exercises, peer feedback, and have the opportunity to conference with the instructor on their own work. Annalisa, a certified VT-educator and nationally-published freelance writer, will engage all in the writing process. Want more time on task? Memoir 2 follows Memoir 1, sign up for both and save $15, only $115 for both classes.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $65  Limit: 15


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Memoir Writing Workshop # 2

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 4, 2015
Same description as above. Start with this class or continue on from Memoir 1. Sign up for both and save $15, Only $115 for both classes.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $65  Limit: 15


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Dreams and Your Story

Tuesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 6, 2015
Dreams can be exciting, revealing, terrifying, funny and tender. If you have always been interested in the stories and feelings your dreams bring, then this is the class for you. Through open discussion and sharing our actual dreams together, you will begin to explore how the characters and images in them are tailored to each of our individual journeys. Dreams offer us a powerful path for self-discovery and growth. Using a unique form of dream re-enactment, you will have the opportunity to physically step into your dream story. Karla and Annie practice Integrative Dreamwork, a Jungian-based form of dream exploration that supports healing, creativity and relationships. Bring a dream to the first class.
Instructor:  Annie Perkins and Karla Van Vliet  Fee: $105  Limit: 12


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Flash Fiction -One Night Workshop

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 28, 2015
Flash fiction is an extremely short (think flash in the pan) story. Experts in the genre generally agree that 300-1000 words describe a work. Join Annalisa, teacher and published poet, to explore excerpts and then play with some fun prompts to get everyone's creativity flowing.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $25  Limit: 15


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An Actual Taste of Poetry -Part 1, Americana

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 19, 2015
Poetry is rich in language that describes what we see, feel, smell, taste and hear. What better way to experience the senses than the preparation and eating of delicious foods? Join Annalisa Parent, a certified teacher and published poet, to prepare delicious food, eat it, and write poetry about the experience. From the silly to serious, you will learn form and style, try new foods and revisit old favorites in a new way, and have a whole lot of laughs.
Week 1: Customized Pizza.
Week 2: Homemade Ice Cream. Fee includes all food ingredients.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $50  Limit: 12


 

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An Actual Taste of Poetry -Part 2, Around the World

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 30, 2015
Same description as Part 1 with new global menu.
Week 1: Miso Soup and Sushi.
Week 2: Moussaka & Greek Salad. Fee includes all food ingredients.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $50  Limit: 12


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Poetry Workshop

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 13, 2015
Join Jackie, a life-time Vermont educator with a passion for poetry, and discover your inner poet. Explore Haiku, Tanka, Cinquain, Inversion, and Sense Imagery formats for expressing yourself. Designed as a workshop, participants will be able to share original pieces in the comfort of a supportive and positive space. So, bring your pen, pencil, or laptop and let's create!
Instructor:  Jackie DeForge  Fee: $65  Limit: 18


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Backyard Astronomy

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts September 30, 2015
Want to impress yourself, family, and friends with your knowledge of the skies? Join Keith Lawrence and other Vermont Astronomical Society members in this new Access offering focused on bright stars, constellations, planets and movement of the day and night sky. Included topics: star charts, planispheres, binoculars, telescopes, field of view, and more. If the skies are clear, viewing the skies through telescopes following class will be possible. Besides all this, evening observing sessions are available at the Vermont Astronomical Society's Observatory in Hinesburg. Trial membership through December 31 in the VAS is included in the fee!
Instructor:  Keith Lawrence and members of Vermont Astronomical Society  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Fall Special Table Arrangements

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 28, 2015
Join Barb, with years of floral shop experience, to create your own beautiful Fall table arrangement great for Thanksgiving, special occasions, or just because you love it. Basic floral design techniques and the use of gourds, leaves, grasses and wheat will all be covered. Texture and style are emphasized as people create in containers varying from baskets to small pumpkins. Everyone can do this, and those with more ambition can challenge themselves to create more elaborate decorations. All quality materials are included in fee.
Instructor:  Barbara Leclair  Fee: $40  Limit: 10



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Christmas Table Centerpiece

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 9, 2015
Everyone has the ability to create beautiful Christmas table arrangements. Join Barb to learn how to save for a lifetime by creating your own impressive holiday decorations. Learn new techniques and the tools you will need while working with quality materials including a container, cones, bows, fruit, holiday greens, ornaments and flowers. Included is learning how to work with velvet ribbon. There may even be enough time to cover info on swag and wreaths.
Instructor:  Barbara Leclair  Fee: $40  Limit: 10


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Intro to Therapeutic Massage:
Head, Neck and Shoulder Tension

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 21, 2015
Have you always wanted to know how to best give a therapeutic neck and shoulder massage to help someone reduce the effects of stress and common postural work habits? Join Kirsten, a certified massage therapist, to better understand the common causes of headaches, neck aches, weakness and numbness in upper extremities. Discussion of the sources of pain, techniques to help relieve it, and cautionary signs will be covered. As well, everyone will practice these methods in class. No experience or partner is required. As an added bonus to participants, receive a beautiful print gift card designed by Kirsten. Now that you have the skill to massage, giving this card to someone special would surprise and delight. What a nice way to share your newly acquired ability. Background info can be found at kirstenwiley.com.
Instructor:  Kirsten Wiley  Fee: $20  Limit: 40


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VMAP: Motorcycle Awareness Program

#1 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 13, 2015
#2 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 19, 2016
A great starter class or refresher for returning riders, this 4.5 hour program is designed for new motorcycle riders who are planning to become licensed. It features topics and content that will acquaint new motorcyclists with information on motorcycle safety, risk factors, rider impairments, defensive riding strategies and characteristics of safe and responsible motorcyclists. The State of Vermont Motorcycle Permit written exam will be administered at the conclusion of class. Participants with valid VT operator's license who pass the written exam may be issued a motorcycle permit with $24 payment by check made payable to State of Vermont. Participants between 16 and 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign registration form prior to start of class. PERMITS ISSUED, TAKE NOTE. The State of Vermont will issue your permit at the beginning of the riding season on or about April 1 to provide maximum riding time at the beginning of the riding season. Cost: $40 if prepaid + $24 for Vermont Motorcycle Permit Exam. Fee is $45 unless payment received day before class date.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $40/45  Limit: 24


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Ride Safe Vermont SMARTrainer Session

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

#1 Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 15, 2015
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 21, 2016
Are you a new or prospective rider looking to sharpen your riding skills before mixing with real traffic? How about a former rider considering a return to the sport? If so, consider joining us for a one-on-one 50-minute session on the Honda SMARTrainer. While riding on a simulator configured with motorcycle controls you'll navigate realistic traffic situations, develop perception skills and build muscle memory before you have to deal with real-world risks. After navigating a route you'll have a personalized review of your performance and a printed report that includes the route of travel, your choices along the way and interactions with other vehicles, pedestrians and other travel hazards. Call or email to schedule your 50 minute session anytime: 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $35  Limit: 4


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Solar Energy 101

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 19, 2015
Are you seeing all the solar panels go up on your neighbors' roofs and wondering what it's all about? Solar energy is now cost-effective and if you have roof space or an area on your property that is exposed to the sun, you can use it to save money. This class will focus on photovoltaics - the type of solar panels that make electricity when exposed to sunlight, and what they can do for you. Learn about the potential of solar energy for our country, how solar panels and system components work, and how to design a system for your application. Learn to put solar panels on the roof of your house, spin your electric meter backwards, and make sure you get all the rebates and incentives! Join Gary of The Solar Bus (solarbus.org) and consider your solar potential. Class will provide personal meetings at CVU as well as online resources throughout the course.
Instructor:  Gary Beckwith  Fee: $25  Limit: 20


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SAT Bootcamp

Tuesday   4:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 22, 2015
With SAT Bootcamp, it's four hours to a higher score! Now in its ninth year, this one-of-a-kind program has helped hundreds of students. With an emphasis on strategy (rather than test content), the class reduces test anxiety, reveals tricks and traps, and targets areas for further practice and review. Please note that this Bootcamp addresses the current SAT only, which will be given through January of 2016. Juniors and seniors can take this test; it is unclear whether colleges will accept scores from the old test from current sophomores. A new SAT Bootcamp that addresses the new test will debut early in 2016. Check satbootcampvt.com for more information. SAT Bootcamp was founded by Lauren Starkey, author of Write Your Way to College: College Admissions Essay, SAT Writing Essentials, and 19 other books. Lauren has written test prep for clients such as Kaplan and McGraw Hill, and was the National College Admissions Examiner (examiner.com).
Instructor:  Lauren Starkey and Colchester High School math teacher Janet Soltau  Fee: $185  Limit: 30


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Staying Connected With Your Teen Parent Workshops for parents of 8th-12th graders

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts November 5, 2015
We know parenting isn't easy…We want to help! If you are looking for ways to stay connected to your teen or have concerns about some of the issues they may be facing, then this is the perfect course for you! Develop positive family management skills and discipline practices. Learn how to help your child make healthy choices. The program also offers parents the opportunity to learn and share from other parents who are facing similar challenges. A light dinner will be provided. All workshops will take place at CVU High School. For more information or to register, please contact Lynn Camara at lcamara@cssu.org or call 802-383-1219.
Instructor:  Lynn Camara  Fee: $35  Limit: None


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Staying Connected With Your Teen Parent Workshops for parents of 5th-7th graders

Saturday   9:00-3:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 5, 2015
We know parenting isn't easy…We want to help! If you are looking for ways to stay connected to your teen or have concerns about some of the issues they may be facing, then this is the perfect course for you! Develop positive family management skills and discipline practices. Learn how to help your child make healthy choices. The program also offers parents the opportunity to learn and share from other parents who are facing similar challenges. A lunch will be provided. This workshop takes place at Hinesburg Community School. For more information or to register, please contact Lynn Camara at lcamara@cssu.org or call 802-383-1219.
Instructor:  Lynn Camara  Fee: $35  Limit: None


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Parent Seminar #1 -Family Communication Strategies for parents of adolescents ages 10-17

Thursday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 15, 2015
Did you enjoy last year's discussions on family meetings, creating and maintaining family policies or tips on communicating better with your teen? Then, this session is perfect for you. We'll discuss how to keep the family meetings (or whatever you call them) going strong, brainstorm how to get them going if you're having trouble, ideas around what should be discussed at these meetings and how to continue keeping the lines of communication open so that you are staying connected. This seminar will provide you with an opportunity to hear from more parents about what is working in their house, to know you're not alone in your struggles, and discuss ideas that others have tried. Let's keep those lines of communication open to help you stay connected with your teens! Fee is $15 or $25 if you also sign up for Seminar #2 - Avoiding Trouble. Both of these seminars take place at CVU High School. A light dinner will be provided for both sessions. For more information or to register, please contact Lynn Camara at lcamara@cssu.org or call 383­1219.
Instructor:  Lynn Camara  Fee: $15  Limit: None


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Parent Seminar #2 -Avoiding Trouble for parents of adolescents ages 10-17

Thursday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 22, 2015
Let's talk more about the adolescent brain, why they do what they do, and how we can help adolescents make healthy choices! This seminar will provide more activities and discussions that will help parents understand how adolescents think/act (why DO they do those things?) and what we can do to continue protecting them. We'll also review risk and protective factors to remind you of what you need to start thinking about and how you can put some things in place to provide your child with more tools to navigate successfully through adolescence. Fee is $15 or $25 if you also sign up for Seminar #1 - Family Communication Strategies. Both of these seminars take place at CVU High School. A light dinner will be provided for both sessions. For more information or to register, please contact Lynn Camara at lcamara@cssu.org or call 383­1219.
Instructor:  Lynn Camara  Fee: $15  Limit: None



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The Donner Party Story

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 26, 2016
In 1846 an improbable group of 86 Americans joined together to try their luck in the new territory of California. Their tale of struggle and survival has become an American classic and a perfect story for a dark winter evening. Come hear CVU teacher and storyteller Chris O'Donnell's riveting rendition of this oft told tale. Find out why generations of CVU students will tell you, "This version is unforgettable." *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Chris O'Donnell  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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The History of the World Through Fiber

Sponsored by Lantman's Market

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 27, 2015
Participate in this fun and whirlwind tour of world history with Chris, CVUHS history teacher extraordinaire, as she pulls the best from her years of teaching curious minds. Provocative and engaging, Chris will weave a tale of our history through the lens of our desire to clothe and decorate our human existence. Enjoy our amazing journey from cave to space. Always time for questions and answers. No essays, no exams, no homework! It doesn't get any better than this! Participants may bring their "exotic" cloth or clothes into class (feel free to come dressed in them). *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Chris O'Donnell  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 2, 2015
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is an award-winning book telling two true stories - the history of a forgotten Holocaust hero, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto, and the contemporary story of the three Protestant Kansas teens who rescued Sendler's story. It is a tribute to the power of one person to change the world. Through this project, the Kansas students have helped crack open the silence about the Holocaust in Poland. Students of history have become agents of history. I hope these two stories will inspire other students, and all of us, to do what we can to "repair the world." My presentation will be an opportunity for a general audience to learn about the Warsaw ghetto, Poland's traumatic W.W. II history, and how Poland has been changed by the "3 girls from Kansas." I will also share the book's backstory - how a Vermont pediatrician came to write Life in a Jar. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Jack Mayer, MD  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Vermont Architecture –What Style Is It? -19th C. from Federal to Colonial Revival

Wednesday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 28, 2015
Much of Vermont's beautiful architecture was constructed between 1800-1900. You are invited to join architectural historian, Frances Foster, for an evening slide presentation focusing on many of our Chittenden County buildings from this era. She will help you understand what distinguishes each style of 19th century architecture. When you travel around the state, you will truly appreciate the variety of architectural styles which help to make Vermont such a beautiful state. A convenient hand-out will be given to everyone as a guide to identifying local architecture at the end of the class. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Frances Foster  Fee: $20  Limit: 22


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Open and Run an Etsy Shop

Sponsored by Merchants Bank

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 5, 2015
Join Annette to learn how to sell your crafts on the internet. 2 hours of instruction with handouts on how to photograph, list, sell and ship your handmade and/or vintage items, as well as art and craft supplies on Etsy.com. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $20  Limit: 25


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Intro to Lake Ice -Part 1, Early Ice

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 2, 2015
The Champlain Valley is one of the best places in the world to find snow-free lake ice for skating, sailing and ice biking. Join Bob for Part 1 as he shares his 40 year passion for ice activity with an eye on fun and safety. Learn the true nature of wild ice, as it is complex and has a wide variety of hazards. Focus for this session will be on early season ice. You will come away with an overview of ice behavior as well as techniques and equipment that can significantly reduce the chances of getting in trouble on one of Vermont's winter's treasures. Sign up for both Lake Ice classes and save $5/class. Whether you fish, XC ski, snowmobile, skate or sail on the ice, this is a must-do class to fully appreciate and enhance the joy of your activity. More info online at lakeice.org. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Bob Dill  Fee: $20  Limit: 25


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Intro to Lake Ice -Part 2, Late Ice

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 18, 2016
Join Bob for Part 2 of understanding Lake Ice. Learn the true nature of wild ice as the season progresses towards spring conditions. Bob will review the thaw process and how to avoid trouble as the ice weakens. The warmer weather and thick ice can make this a wonderful time to be on the ice, but good judgement is needed to avoid some unexpected hazards. More info online at lakeice.org. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Bob Dill  Fee: $20  Limit: 25


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Paris Under Occupation

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 9, 2015
On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered Paris. What was life like for ordinary Parisians under the four years of Nazi occupation? Some people chose to collaborate with the enemy while others risked their lives by joining the resistance. We'll look at letters and memoirs and hear stories of the occupiers and the occupied. Jane has been a life-long educator and will bring history to life in this new offering. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Jane Vossler  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Picking Paint Colors for your Home:
Trends, Tips, and Tricks

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 2, 2015
Color expert Betsey Dempsey will briefly guide you through the basic steps to consider when choosing paint colors for your home or business. Some of the topics will include intensity, value, undertones, and how light affects paint colors. New for this class will be a discussion of color trends as well as many tips and tricks revealed to make picking paint colors easier! Betsey Dempsey is an independent Color Consultant and has been helping home and business owners for over 10 years. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Betsey Dempsey  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Feline Behavior: Your Questions Answered!

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 21, 2015
Cat guardians love their cats but often find their behavior puzzling. If you have cats and cat questions, this is the workshop for you! Feline behaviorist and former veterinary nurse, Elizabeth Llewellyn will answer your questions and offer advice on common behavior issues such as: aggression, litter box avoidance, and environmental enrichments. Guaranteed to have you "thinking like a cat." *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn owner of Professional Cat Care Services.   Fee: $20  Limit: 20


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Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 2, 2015
Ever found an orphaned baby wild mammal or bird and wondered what to do and whom to contact? Join Helena, a VT State and Federally Licensed wildlife rehabilitator and author, in this fascinating class and learn what a wildlife rehabilitator does in their daily work of responding to injured/orphaned wildlife calls and the journey from admitting an animal to its eventual release back into the wild. Helena will also discuss the ecology, habits and impact humans have on Vermont birds and mammals. If you are considering becoming a licensed rehabilitator, Helena will have applications and tips on the process involved. Helena runs NorthStream Wildlife Rescue and is the author of The Squirrel Diaries, Tales from a Wildlife Rehabilitator. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Helena Nicolay  Fee: $20  Limit: 24


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