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Continuing Ed Offers Summer Courses

It may be spring break now but many parents are already thinking ahead to summer when Westport Continuing Education offers an array of courses for children and adults. Parents are browsing and folding over pages in the little blue book sent out by Continuing Ed six weeks ago. There is still time to register for classes and residents and non-residents alike are welcome. A $10 registration fee is waived when you register online. Amedeo Cannone, interim director of the continuing education program, is very proud of the range of offerings.

“I don’t know of any other continuing ed program in the state that offers as much as we do," Cannone said.

Cannone also says that more people are signing up these days "at the last minute." He attributes this to the ecomony and says it has affected the program like everything else.  He encourages people to sign up for courses as soon as they can.

Cannone points to some new offerings this year such as "Total Golf Adventures," a golf program for elementary school children and "English Enrichment through the Arts," a class for high school students that offers creative instruction in reading and writing. He says that sports camps and volleyball clinics are always popular as is "Reading and Writing Skills Workshop" for middle school students. This one is definitely more popular with parents than kids! The program also offers a state certified driver's education course. Staples students can take high school classes for credit through the continuing education program.

Theatre lovers have their choice of offerings this summer.  Young actors create their own plays and skits in "Curtain Call" and "Living Newspaper Theater Ensemble."  Older thespians will present "Into the Woods" and the Staples Players will be the first high school in Fairfield to produce the smash Broadway hit, "Rent."

To register:  go to the Westport Continuing Education website or call 203-341-2109.

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