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EASTCONN-Willimantic

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1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226

January 2019

Mindful Eating and Thinking

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - March 6 @ 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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We've all heard of mindfulness. In fact, it's become a buzzword in today's world. The goal of this class is to explore emerging ideas in nutrition and mindfulness, and give you tools to lead a healthier and more connected life. This class will debunk some of the common misconceptions about mindfulness and help you find the kinds of mindfulness that work best for you. This class will also explore how mindful eating can improve your outlook on life and increase…

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

January 28 @ 9:00 am - February 19 @ 3:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost $1399 This comprehensive 50-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting, and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top…

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February 2019

VETERINARY ASSISTANT PROGRAM W/ A CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - March 26 @ 8:30 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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This 100-hour Veterinary Assistant program introduces students to the exciting and growing field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals, as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, and how to assist the veterinarian during examinations. Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient…

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BUDGETING 101

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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$19 Do you struggle with money on a monthly basis? Learn to budget and manage your money in this 90-minute workshop. In this class you’ll go over your expenses and income so that you can truly see where you are spending your money. You’ll learn about spending insights and trends and at the end of class you’ll walk away with a budget plan and an awareness of your finances lead you to manage your money more efficiently.

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CHOCOLATE AND HERBS

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Did you know that chocolate is an herb? Have fun is this 2-hour class, making your own treats and learning the health benefits of chocolate. You will create hot & spicy cocoa mix, a cinnamon and chocolate sprinkle, you’ll roll truffles in a variety of toppings, and make a soothing chocolate milk bath mix. Handouts, an herbal beverage and treat included at each class. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=187749 $25

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LEARN TO BREW KOMBUCHA AT HOME

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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$20 We all know how good fermented foods and beverages are for us, but they can be costly. Learn how easy it can be to brew Kombucha at home for a fraction of the cost. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=191020

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DEVELOPING YOUR INTUITION – LEVEL I

February 21 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost $99 Sharpen your five senses, connect with your sixth sense, and journey into your own intuition in this five-part series. You’ll learn psychic terminology, divination tools such as runes and pendulums, and how to understand the body as an energetic being. You’ll also develop an awareness of the chakras. Learn how to listen to your own inner voice and how to connect to the spirit world. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion noting…

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TAKE GREAT PHOTOS WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE FOR SENIORS

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $39 The quality of smartphone cameras is improving rapidly and their capabilities extend far beyond what most people seem to use them for…taking selfies. It’s no longer necessary to drag around a big camera because you’re afraid of missing memories or a great picture opportunity with your loved ones. A good quality smartphone camera can work almost as well. This class is for those truly interested in producing quality images with their smartphones cameras. Some topics that will be…

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ESSENTIAL OILS: A GARDENER’S BEST TOOL

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost $29 Learn how essential oils can be valuable tools for the everyday gardener. Whether you’re trying to chase away garden pests, improve health and growth of plants, or restore those gardener hands, essential oils can help. Take home recipes, handouts and tips to help your garden grow in a nontoxic and natural way! https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=133356

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March 2019

BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME – WHERE DO YOU BEGIN?

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Buying a home is the single largest purchase that most people will make in their lifetime. However, most people have no idea where to begin. Join us in this 90-minute workshop to learn about your options. You’ll learn about what a mortgage is, how to qualify for a mortgage loan, how much you can truly afford, how much of a down payment you may need if any, and what a mortgage payment includes. Make your dream of owning your own…

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HERBAL PET PRODUCTS 101

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Learn about which products may or may not be safe for your cat or dog in this 2-hour workshop. You’ll make dog shampoo, a catnip toy, an herbal flea collar, and a paw palm. Handouts, an herbal beverage and treat included at each class. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=187751 Cost : $25

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Active Hope: How to Stay Optimistic in 2019

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - May 15 @ 8:30 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $99 Description: Join us as we study Active Hope, a book co-written by author, facilitator and change maker, Joanna Macy. Active Hope is a guide and practice book for working through the difficult topics we face in today's world. In this class, you will read and practice methods from Macy's book, while considering how you would like to live more positively over the next year. The focus will be on exploring our past experiences and analyzing how those experiences…

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Clinical Medical Assistant Program

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - July 30 @ 8:30 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $2599 This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.  This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.  Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.  Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and…

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INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $25 Have you heard the buzz about essential oils but have no idea what they really are? Then this introductory class is for you! Learn about essential oils, where they come from, how to distinguish therapeutic oils from synthetic oils, and the safest ways to incorporate oils into your daily routine. Kick-start a natural and safe lifestyle for yourself and loved ones with essential oils. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=137200

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April 2019

CLEANSE AND RENEW WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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If you’re feeling out of shape, tired, emotionally drained, experiencing body aches, having a hard time focusing, sleeping and concentrating, then this 2-hour class is for you! Learn how to bring your body back into balance through a cleansing process. Renew your vitality at a cellular level with natural supplements and essential oils. Take home recipes, handouts and tips! https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=133350 Cost: $29

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EMOTIONS AND ESSENTIAL OILS

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost $29 Have you noticed that throughout the day your mood fluctuates? It sure doesn’t take much for our moods to change. Join us in this 2-hour class and find natural, safe and non-toxic ways to manage your moods (whether high or low). Learn how to assist your body in achieving a healthy emotional balance and discover the science behind how and why essential oils can directly impact and support your emotions. You will experience certified, pure, therapeutic-grade, essential oils…

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ALL ABOUT LAVENDER

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: 25 Enjoy this informational class about the many uses of lavender. You’ll also get to create a lavender hibiscus lemonade blend, lavender sugar, room/linen spray and a relaxing lavender tea. Handouts, an herbal beverage and treat included at each class. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=187753

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QIGONG

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - May 23 @ 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $99 Join us for Qigong (pronounced chee-gong), an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves moving meditation, controlled breathing and gentle exercises. This class will help increase your energy levels, support your well-being and improve your overall health. Qigong is enjoyable for all ages and for any fitness level. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=152144

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PARTNER REFLEXOLOGY

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $45 Join this fun and interactive 2.5-hour workshop on reflexology. In the first part of the class, you’ll review the anatomical systems that we’ll be focusing on. The second part will be hands-on, working on specific reflex points that represent the anatomy of the body. You may come with a partner or alone. You’ll receive a handout of instructions so that you can practice your mini-session on your family and friends. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=190948

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LEARN YOUR CAMERA’S CREATIVE MODES AND SAY GOODBYE TO “AUTO”

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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This exciting course will help you understand 35mm photography by learning just two camera modes! That's right – two camera modes will take care of 90% of your photographic subjects. Learn the basic recipe known as “the photographer's triangle” while getting to know your 35mm DSLR camera; your tool to creating and capturing your art. The goal of this course is to stop using “auto everything” settings and learn how to gain creative control of your camera. This course is…

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May 2019

SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $29 Join this informative seminar to begin planning for Social Security. Learn how to apply, how to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits, how to coordinate your Social Security with other sources of retirement income, and so much more. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=133363

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ROSES: THE HERB, LORE, GROWING AND PRODUCTS

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $25 Learn all about beautiful roses in this 2-hour workshop. Did you know that a rose are herbs that can have many uses? You’ll learn about their possible medical benefits, how to incorporate them into your foods, teas and products for your home. Create an herbal rose tea blend, rose flavored sugar, rose ball pomander and a rose glyceride. Handouts, an herbal beverage and treat included at each class. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=187755

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June 2019

WALTZ & MERENGUE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Jun 8, 2019 at 6:30pm

EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Quickly learn the basic steps of two of the most popular Ballroom Dance styles quickly, so that even the “never-ever” dancers will enjoy themselves. Learn one of the world’s most graceful and fluid dances, the Waltz, and one of the most joyful Latin dances, the Merengue. You’ll leave with instruction sheets to help remember what you’ve learned. No partner or previous dance experience necessary. All ages welcome, from teen (13+) to adults; singles to couples. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=187961 Cost: $49 Dates: 5/1/2019…

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE BEGINNER

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - June 20 @ 8:30 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: $69.00 Do you own a digital camera but are not getting the quality images that you want? Then this class is for you! Basic photography will be covered in this class, including setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, working with depth-of-field, selecting lenses, backing-up, simple editing, and more. Learn camera-holding techniques, advantages of using a tripod or monopod, specific controls on your camera that mystify you, and much more! A complete handout with diagrams and instructions will be given…

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WALTZ & MERENGUE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Jun 8, 2019 at 6:30pm

EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Quickly learn the basic steps of two of the most popular Ballroom Dance styles quickly, so that even the “never-ever” dancers will enjoy themselves. Learn one of the world’s most graceful and fluid dances, the Waltz, and one of the most joyful Latin dances, the Merengue. You’ll leave with instruction sheets to help remember what you’ve learned. No partner or previous dance experience necessary. All ages welcome, from teen (13+) to adults; singles to couples. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=187961 Cost: $49 Dates: 5/1/2019…

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INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Cost: 45.00 Do you understand the basics of how to use your camera but want to know how to better compose your images? Then this class is for you! This course will introduce you to the artistic side of photography known as “composition.” Understanding and learning to compose an image takes time, patience, diligence and hands-on application. Ron will guide you in developing a “photographer’s eye.” Through his guidance, you will better your imagery by learning how to identify composing…

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CREATING PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on Jun 27, 2019 at 8:00am

EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Taking photos can be more than just pointing your camera at the image and pressing the button. • In two classes you will learn the rule of three-point lighting using both studio lights and general ambient illumination. • Discover ways to produce wonderful images by exploring with your lens’ focal length, aperture, shutter speed settings and much more! https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=146858 Cost: $59 Dates: 6/25/19 & 6/27/19

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CREATING PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!

June 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on Jun 27, 2019 at 8:00am

EASTCONN-Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Taking photos can be more than just pointing your camera at the image and pressing the button. • In two classes you will learn the rule of three-point lighting using both studio lights and general ambient illumination. • Discover ways to produce wonderful images by exploring with your lens’ focal length, aperture, shutter speed settings and much more! https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=146858 Cost: $59 Dates: 6/25/19 & 6/27/19

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