Patch Picks: Adult Education Classes

Check out the wide variety of classes offered locally.

Manchester Community College in Manchester offers a number of credit free classes in many categories ranging from cuisine to drama.  Check out the Retrain Your Brain to Become an Artist or Fashion Rendering courses. Looking to better your life? Enroll in Breathwalk Total Fitness for Mind and Body. Most classes begin mid-September so enroll soon. 

Vernon Parks and Recreation has numerous fitness classes available for adults. Several classes including cardio kickboxing and pilates begin next Monday, Aug. 8. Price of classes range from $40 to $60 for residents and $45 to $65 for non-residents. 

Stained Glass Creations and Beyond located in Stafford runs Adult Beginner Stained Glass classes. The next class begins in Sept and runs two hours each Wednesday for 6 weeks. Cost of the class is $125. For more information visit the course Web site.

Tolland Parks and Recreation offers adults a myriad of choices on their ed2go site. Prepare for you LSAT's or learn what it takes to start your own business. Have a book your wrote sitting around waiting to be published? There's several courses on publishing. Most courses cost $95. 

Connecticut State Department of Education requires that adult education services be provided by local school districts. These classes are open to adults 16 years of age and older. However, you cannot be enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school. Four different program areas are offered including Secondary Education Completion and ESL. Classes are free of charge. 


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