GED/HiSet: On your time

VEC, Chester

Need your GED/ High School Equivalency Degree, but fitting it in between work, kids, or other commitments has stood in the way? Take the first step, and call today: 413-354-1055. Or email SouthernhilltownsAEC@gmail.com

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Google Calendar for Home and Business

Thursday, February 7th, 6 pm - 8 pm Location: VEC, Chester
Monday, February 11th 6-8 pm

Hilltown CDC, 387 Main Road, Chesterfield

Google Calendar can be a businesses'  best friend, which - if used correctly, can make your business and personal life more efficient.  With more features than any other online calendar, Google Calendar allows you to not only keep track of events, but share those events with others. You can access your calendar when you're away from your desk with two-way syncing to your phone or tablet, as well as use a mobile version made for small screens. It's the ideal tool for managing personal and professional schedules.

Schedule C: Small Business Income Tax Info Session

Jan. 30th, 6-8pm
VEC, 26a Main Street, Chester
Feb. 6th, 6-8pm
HCDC, Chesterfield

Receive step-by-step instructional training for all NEW 2018 tax forms. This class will help you file your own 2018 tax return or gather necessities for your personal tax accountant. Pre-registration is essential: Call 413-354-1055, or email Southernhilltownsaec@gmail.com with your contact information, and choice of session/ location.

Grant writing: with Dave Christopolis

Wednesday, February 20th, 6 pm -8 pm
VEC, Chester

Learn the basics on how to research and identify potential foundations and government funders that accept grant proposals to fund your project or program, as well as how to prepare and submit a grant to a potential funder.

Intro to Aromatherapy: The Basics

Thursday, February 21st 6 pm - 8 pm
Middlefield Senior Center, 169 Skyline Trail
Friday, February 22nd 10 am - 12 pm
VEC, 26a Main Street, Chester

This class is designed to provide a basic understanding of what the use of essential oils is all about. Topics to be covered include defining essential oils, explanation of how they are derived, discussion of their beneficial properties and an outline of safe use practices. Participants will have the opportunity to create a room spray from commonly used essential oils to take home. There is a $25 materials fee and registration is required.

Hike Griffin Brook Road at Chester Blandford State Forest

Saturday, February 23, 10am

Chester-Blandford State Forest is a publicly owned forest with recreational features located in the two towns for which it is named, Chester and Blandford, Massachusetts. Join us for a two hour hike starting at Griffin Brook Road which runs along Griffin Brook, the wide trail slopes downhill to the valley at the top of Sanderson Falls, we will then bear right onto State Road and end at Sanderson Brook in the middle of the State Forest. We will pass by a large marsh where moose and beaver dams can be seen, then up close to the massive moss covered rock walls that line this trail on one side while looking down at Griffin Brook far below.
For more information email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com

Strategies to Build Resiliency through Self-Care

Monday, February 25th 3-5pm

Hilltown CDC, 387 Main Road, Chesterfield

An ability to quiet your mind and body, particularly in stressful times, is vital for maintaining a resilient and healthy life. In this Stress Reducing workshop with Facilitator Louise Hurwitz, we will learn about stress and its impact on our mind and body, identify our currents stressors, and learn some simple breathing and relaxation exercises to help calm the mind and body.

Schedule C: Small Business Income Tax Info Session

Feb. 6th, 6-8pm
HCDC, Chesterfield

Receive step-by-step instructional training for all NEW 2018 tax forms. This class will help you file your own 2018 tax return or gather necessities for your personal tax accountant. Pre-registration is essential: Call 413-354-1055, or email Southernhilltownsaec@gmail.com with your contact information, and choice of session/ location.

English Language Arts/Writing GED Prep

Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 17th - Feb. 19th 10am - noon
VEC, Chester

Professional singer/ songwriter/ artist and author Mimi Caban Ross will bring out the best writer in you as you prepare for the GED/ HiSEt ELA and Writing exams.

Pre-registration in required: Please call SHAEC at 413-354-1055,  or email Southernhilltownsaec@gmail.com with your contact information.