Kristine Ward, Director
Cheryl Sweet, Secretary
Late Winter/Spring 2014
Community Education for Late Winter/Spring 2014 features twenty-five exciting course selections for a wide variety of interests.
Two new music courses highlight our new catalog, under the teaching of local musicians Suzanne Sprague and Dan Bailey of Limelite Music. Four evening group lessons will start budding musicians off with an introduction to guitar or piano at a very low cost. Students will learn basic chords and techniques in easy, relaxed sessions designed to help beginners, or to help students returning to music after years away. Also in hobby offerings, Robert Hessel returns to our program with Beginner & Intermediate Bridge, focusing on the fundamentals of the game, and Mike Wittenrich will lead his popular Scuba course in March.
In fitness offerings, Jane Schmitt continues with her popular series of yoga courses in the village and in West Falls, and Kim McAtee and Lynne Allen will continue the traditional sessions of step aerobics/circuit training, longtime favorites for adults of all ages. Ellen Pfeil will lead Total Workout twice a week, a challenging fitness course blending step cardio, strength training, and a mix of Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates, and relaxation, and Cheri Wenner will continue Stronger Bodies, Stronger Bones at EA Fitness, a strength training course for adults with emphasis on muscle-building for middle-age and mature fitness. Swimmers can register for Barb Lamond’s long running Aquacise and Lap Swim.
Classroom courses will include French or Spanish with Dr. Martha Horohoe for business or travel, Everyday Law for individuals and families with Edward Snyder, and Les Robinson will offer very low cost classes to help you plan for longevity.
Young drivers can obtain a 5-hour certificate or a MV-285 (former “Blue Card”) in driver education with David Schmidt. In-car sessions begin March 4, and registration is limited. Registration is available online, and registration forms also are available at the High School office. For drivers seeking point/insurance reduction or to satisfy traffic court requirements, Ronald Krowka will lead Defensive Driving classes in October, November and January.
Finally, you also can try a proven online program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, courses, no matter where you are located. We have partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated courses to help you to brush up on an old skill, learn a new one, or take that course you have always been interested in. Save gas—learn at home! All of the courses provide well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. You have the flexibility to study at your own pace, while still having enough structure and support to complete the course. Classroom access is available 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection. Sessions last six weeks, and feature comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments with a dedicated expert instructor facilitating every step of the way. Online learning anytime, anywhere at www.ed2go.com/eastaurora.
The new term begins February 1, and non-residents are welcome to register. For additional copies of this catalog, call to 687-2311 or view/download online now at the link at right.
The Board of Education is committed to the District goal of continuous learning throughout life. The Community Continuing Education (adult education) Program ensures the availability of learning opportunities for people of all ages in diverse settings and at a variety of times.
In three trimesters throughout the year, we offer continuous programs including academic offerings, driver training, fitness programs, self-improvement, art and music, business and related technology.
Other Community Education learning activities are provided through a cooperative relationship with outside agencies or individual volunteers, including ed2go online courses and partnerships with nearby school districts.
Our classes are self-supporting, with easy registration online, in person or by mail. We welcome the public to submit ideas and course proposals at any time, using the link in the left column.