SABATTUS – Oak Hill Adult Education has announced the following classes and workshops.

General Educational Development preparation and testing will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call the adult education office to schedule an appointment at 375-6605.

Ongoing General Educational Development classes are also available. Participants will take practice tests to determine if they are ready to take the official tests. Preparation classes will be offered to refresh skills in science, social studies, reading, mathematics, grammar and writing. The free classes are held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

An adult high school diploma class is available for adults who wish to earn credits through a combination of classes and home study. Credits earned through Adult Education are added to those earned in high school. Credits may be awarded for military service, work and volunteer services. The ongoing free classes in history, science, math and English will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

A refresher English class will be offered for those who would like to review the basics of grammar and sentence structure. The class will be instructed by Mandy Fontaine. The class will meet from
5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 27 to March 24. Fee is $35 for residents of Sabattus, Litchfield or Wales; nonresidents, $40.

A refresher math/algebra class will be offered for those who may have trouble with the basics, fractions, decimals and percentages. There will be individualized instruction. Mandy Fontaine will instruct the class. It will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 1 to March 29. Cost is $35 for residents, $40 for nonresidents.

Resume writing will provide a general overview on how to produce a resume that will look professional, stand out from others and get noticed. The workshop will meet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 and March 2. Cost is $15, residents; $20, nonresidents; free for diploma students.

“Outpost Nurse: Adventures in Canada’s Arctic:”  Participants will learn how the people, culture, isolation and weather contributed to the joys and challenges of this personal and professional experience in the Arctic. The instructor will be Debby Pyne-Young, RN, BSN. The program will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Wednesday, March 10. Fee is $5.

Instructor training for those who would like to join the Oak Hill Adult Education staff will help participants learn how to teach others and share information in a classroom setting. The training is free and will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3 and 4.

“Medical Terminology:” The class is for those who plan to enter the medical field and need help learning medical terms, definitions and pronunciations. It is an independent study and ongoing class. Fee is $145 and includes cost of book.

“Driver Education:” The course is required by State law for anyone under the age of 17 to get a driving permit. It will consist of 30 classroom hours and 10 driving hours. Students will learn the basics of controlling the car, management of time and space, parallel parking and interstate driving. Students should bring birth certificate and social security card to the first class.

The classes will meet from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and each session will run for three weeks and one day. The session starting dates are Monday, Feb. 22, March 29, May 3 and June 7. Fee is $440.
There are payment plans available and credit cards will be accepted.

“Substitute Teaching:”
The workshop will provide those interested in substitute teaching with basic skills in classroom behavior management and classroom strategies and activities. Mandy Fontaine will instruct the ongoing class, which will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Call to register for the free workshop.

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Hunter Education Course will also be offered. The basic mandatory course will consist of classroom instruction, taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards. Students will be provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information and additional handouts. Courses will involve lectures and demonstrations by instructors, homework, field experiences and a final written exam.

The minimum course length is 12 hours, although many will average more. Participants must attend every day of the class in order to receive a certificate.
The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. March 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30. Fee is $5.

“Quilting For Everyone:” Mary Field will help participants start or finish quilting projects. Participants should bring a project or ideas, sewing machine and any fabrics, cutting tools or mats needed. Field will have available patterns for table runners, baby quilts, and different handbags and totes. The first class will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Fee is $20 plus $40 for supplies and materials.

“Creative Jewelry Fun:” Participants will create beautiful beaded jewelry to take home, working with needle nose pliers, wire cutters and flat nose pliers. The instructor will be Krystal Loucka. The six-week class will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Wednesdays, Jan. 20. Fee is $35 and includes all materials.

Scrabble players will gather for a six-week session beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20. The class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Flo Poulin will instruct. Fee is $5.

Family story times will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. There will be stories, crafts and snacks at the theme-based preschool story times. The program is free and all materials are included.

A mother and daughter book club with Nancy Drew, Girl Sleuth, will meet every other Tuesday evening beginning Feb. 10. Call 375-6605 for details and to register.

“Fly Tying:” The class is designed to teach students the basic skills and techniques needed for discovering the world of fly tying. All equipment and materials will be provided. Students are also encouraged to bring any of their own vices and tools. The five-week class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 3. Fee is $50. Kevin Karnes will instruct.

“A Sicilian Dinner Menu:” Paul Drowns, who grew up in France just outside of Paris, has worked as a professional chef,
provided some of America’s most prominent chefs with ingredients and has taught traditional cookery in New England for the
past 15 years. The class will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Fee is $30.

The menu will include: insalata d’arance (mint, almond and orange salad); pasticcio di carote e corgonzola (carrot and gorgonzola gratin); broccoli affogato (pan braised broccoli “drowned” in olive oil); pollo con limone, mandorle e menta (sicilian chicken with lemon, almonds and mint); and ricotta dolce con cioccolato e nocciola (sweet ricotta with bitter chocolate and hazelnuts).

“A Closer Look at ‘Healthy’ Food:”  Participants will discuss how organic is organic and what does “all natural” mean, “processed” food versus “real” food, understanding ingredient lists, tips for how to find and identify real food in today’s world and what foods truly qualify as healthy snacks. The workshop will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Fee is $10. Paul Drowns will instruct.

“Yoga For Beginners:” The class is for those students who would like to sample a class or for those who already practice yoga and would like to deepen and refine their practice while learning more challenging poses. The class will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.  Wednesday, Feb. 24, for six weeks. Fee is $55; drop-ins welcome for $12 each class. Participants are asked to bring yoga mats or towels.

“Zumba:” Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves. Adriane Kramer will lead the class. The class will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 25. Fee is 45.

“Accessing the Internet:” The two-part workshop will be held at Oak Hill High School. Participants will learn Internet basics and will learn how to access and explore some popular sites. During the second class, participants will get tips on how to find what they need quickly and there will be time to do some personal research or access some sites. Instructor will be Jim Palmer. The workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 and 9. Fee is $15.

“Computer Essentials for First Time Users:” The class is for those who have never used a computer before. The five-week class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2. Fee is $40 for residents; 45, nonresident.

“Intro to Microsoft Excel:” Participants will learn how to maneuver through Excel and learn the basics of installing a table, creating a spreadsheet and budget and working with basic formulas. The classes will meet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 and March 4. Fee is $25 for residents; $30, nonresident.

“Purchase a Computer: The Basics:” Instructor Jim Palmer will teach participants what they need to know about buying or upgrading a computer. Topics to be discussed will include defining computer needs, learning computer jargon, how to research what’s out there and how much it costs, the best places to purchase the computer and some basics on how to operate a computer after purchase. The workshop will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. Fee is $15.

Scrabble tournaments will also be held and prizes will be awarded to the top three places. Tournaments will be played from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7. Call Flo Poulin at 375-6605 to register.

An after-school program for children is available in Litchfield and Sabattus. For more information, contact Jim Palmer at 375-6605.

For more information on any of the listed classes, contact the Oak Hill Adult Education office at 375-6605.

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