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TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Cut the Cable (or Ditch the Dish) and Save $$$
Tired of paying more each year, month after month, for cable or satellite television? Do you get hundreds of channels but have nothing to watch? Take this class to learn how to get digital television, even HD for free. Yes, it is completely legal. In our area you can receive over 30 channels of over-the-air television. Learn about "stealth antennas" and how to make one for under $10. You will also learn about some great channels you are missing on cable (or a dish) like Create and World along with what channels you will lose if you cut the cord. We will also cover options to replace pay-per-view and the "triple-play" with better and more cost-effective choices. You could save enough to buy a new HDTV in just a few months. Running as follows;

• Monday - Sep 24 @ Wethersfield High School
Call Wethersfield Adult Ed at 860-571-8250 to register.

• Thursday - Nov 1
@ Conard High School
   >REGISTER NOW< via Farmington
   >JOIN WAIT LIST< via West Hartford
Call Farmington Continuing Ed at 860-404-0290 OR
West Hartford LifeLearn at 860-561-6900 to register by phone.

Thursday - Nov 29 @ Glastonbury High School
   >REGISTER NOW< online via Glastonbury
Call Glastonbury Continuing Ed at 860-652-7253 to register by phone.

Get Published, The Easy Way
Getting your own book published used to take forever and cost a small fortune. This has completely changed! With what's called "Indie Publishing" you can now self-publish your own books for free in very little time. Take this class to learn how to publish your manuscript, cookbook, novel, or family history on Amazon in less than a week with absolutely no up-front cost. In the first class, you will learn how to publish a paperback book. In the second class you will learn how to publish an eBook for Kindle and other eReaders. The instructor will use his own 5 published works as examples. Visit his "Author Page" to see some of these.

• Mondays - Nov 5 & 12 @ Farmington High School
   >REGISTER NOW< online
Call Farmington Continuing Ed at 860-404-0290 to register.

 

Other Tech Classes:
(not running this term)

Emergency Preparedness
In recent times we've seen Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas significantly affected by severe weather emergencies. Natural disasters, severe weather events, and industrial accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, and seem to be more likely than ever. Do you have an emergency plan for your family? Is your emergency kit packed and ready? Do you know how and when to shelter-in-place and where the local shelters are when you can't? Advance planning and preparation may be crucial to your family's ultimate survival. Learn about water and food requirements, emergency lighting and heating options, medical and personal hygiene needs, when and how to evacuate, and how to develop plans for communication and family rendezvous during and after a crisis. Be smart. Be ready. (not running this term)

Scanning the Airwaves
Did you know it is completely legal and both interesting and entertaining to listen to local police, fire, and EMTs on the radio? It is also a great way to know what's going on in your community ... lots of action you'll never see in the news. There are other interesting signals you can tune in like airplanes and trains, and we'll touch on shortwave and "ham" radio too. In this class we'll focus on how to listen to public service radio broadcasts using a scanning receiver. We'll also show you how to listen using your computer, tablet, or smartphone with no radio required! We'll cover equipment, frequencies, and the secret "codes" police use on the air. Come have a listen and learn how to do it yourself. It can be a lot of fun! (not running this term)

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