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Adult Ed Program Registration on Wednesday, Sept. 14

A more than half-century tradition will continue when the Huntington School District's adult education program will hold its fall semester registration on Wednesday, September 14 in the Huntington High School lobby from 6-9 p.m. for a variety of interesting and informative courses, including eight new offerings. Mail-in registration will be accepted until classes begin.

Regular course fees are set at $15 for resident senior citizens (whenever space is available, except for those classes marked special fee or limited), $55 for other district residents and $65 for those living outside the Huntington School District. Fees can vary based on the specific course and the duration of the class. (One day seminars can run as little as $20 for residents.) Fall classes begin the week of Sept. 26.

The entire fall course bulletin can be found on the district's website at www.hufsd.edu; Click on the School Community tab and then on the Adult Education link and then "forms and files" to access the brochure. The publication contains course descriptions, locations and room numbers and scheduling information. Typical classes run for an eight week period.

"It's a pleasure to be able to offer an assortment of quality courses and workshops to our district residents and folks living in the surrounding area," Superintendent Jim Polansky said. "Our district strongly supports the concept of lifelong learning, so we welcome everyone's participation in our adult education program."

Fall courses include Basic Ballroom Workshop, Basketball for Men, Beginner's Italian, Chinese for Beginners, Cooking, Crocheting, Digital Photography, Essence of Yoga, Golf/Beginners, Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Intermediate Italian, Internet A to Z, Intro to Computer Keyboarding, Introduction to Computers – Using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Advanced, Knitting-Mittens, Hats, Scarves, Learn and Experience Self-Healing, , Painting, Preparation for Citizenship, Soccer for Men (indoor), Soccer for Women (indoor), Spanish for Beginners, Spanish Level II, Tai Chi Chi Kung, Zumba and Zumba Gold.

Seminars and Food for Thought offerings include Astrology 101, Friends & Families CPR and First Aid for Children, Planning for Long Term Care, Getting Paid to Talk - Making Money with Your Voice: An Introduction for Professional Voice-Overs, How to Save for a College Education, Retirement Planning Today, The Healing Tao, Secrets of the Tarot and Advanced Tarot. (Senior citizen discounts do not apply to seminars.)

There is also a two-night (October 25 and October 27) auto insurance reduction course sponsored by the National Traffic Safety Institute and courses offered through Western Suffolk BOCES, including Adult Basic Education (GED) and beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes in English as a Second Language.

Course and seminar sites include Huntington High School, J. Taylor Finley Middle School, Jefferson Primary School, Southdown Primary School and Woodhull Intermediate School. Exact locations for individual offerings can be found in the program brochure.

The adult education program is self-sustaining. It is conducted primarily for adults in the community, but is open to those as young as 16 years of age wherever space exists, with the exception of basketball and where otherwise indicated.

For more information contact Adult Education Director Kenneth Card at 673-2010 during the school year or send him an e-mail at adulted@hufsd.edu. Ideas for new courses or proposals to teach a class are accepted at any time.

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