The Village Enterprise Center will be closed until further notice, as per the Chester Board of Health.
As educational venues are required to be closed until April 6th under the governor’s Corvid 19 directives, we will not be having any classes or tutorials during this time, although we are looking into some virtual options.
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Need your GED/ High School Equivalency Degree, but fitting it in? Call to schedule a time that works for you. We have Tutors in all subject areas that will help you achieve your goals. Don’t wait any longer, the best time to start is now. Tutoring locations in Chester, Russell, and Huntington. Call 413-354-1055, Or email SouthernhilltownsAEC@gmail.com
Sign up online here for one or many of our upcoming classes! Click here to sign up.
Thursday, May 14th, 5:30-7pm
We are preparing to launch the new Hilltown CDC online business directory,
and need you to update your listing with photos, videos, or anything else you’d like to include on your business page. Sign up here: https://shaec.org/registration-form/ We will send you a link to the zoom meeting to show you how to navigate the new HCDC Business Website.
Wednesday, May 13th 6-8pm
Learn how to protect your personal and financial information while shopping online, searching the web, or paying bills. No matter what you’re doing on the internet, it’s important to have strong passwords, know how to identify suspicious sites, and know-how to search more effectively. We will also discuss how to safely buy on eBay.
Using Google Hangouts: Free, and with unlimited time! Virtual Zoom Class
Monday, May 18th 6-8 pm
Google Hangouts is a free service from Google that allows you to talk to family and friends on your computer or mobile device for live video chats, or to make phone calls or texts.
Tuesday, May 12, 1:00- 2:30pm
A brief course on the basic elements of an estate plan in Massachusetts, including:
What happens to your assets if you pass without a will
How can you avoid or minimize the need to go to probate court
When you need to worry about Massachusetts estate taxes
How to keep assets intact and in the family (land or a family business)
How to protect assets from assisted living/nursing home care costs
Addressing unique circumstances like a blended family, a family member with special needs, and more.
Monday, May 11, 5-7 pm
Sign up at https://shaec.org/registration-form/
Help with creating a website, business plan, marketing, and more. Come with your ideas, thoughts, and challenges!
Saturday, March 28th, 10 am
Hike Rating: Easy with some slopes Approx. 5 miles total with several loops
The 645 acres of The Boulders provide more than six miles of trails plus the dramatic boulders that give the area its name and offer a vista to the west. There are four blazed trails through hemlock forest, wetlands. This property is located within the city limits of Pittsfield, yet when you are on the trails it doesn’t seem that way. The land use history of this property has resulted in diverse forests including large and old trees.
Rescheduled to Friday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester
Have you heard about CBD? We will discuss the difference between CBD and THC and hemp, learn what products are available, and how to shop for what will be most effective for you. Preregistration is Essential: Please call 413-354-1055, or email SouthernhilltownsAEC@gmail.com, or register online
Mondays starting February 24 – April 17, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Fridays by appointment
Location: Russell Public Library, 162 Main Street, Russell
Call today to preregister: 413-354-1055, or email Southernhilltownsaec@gmail.com or sign up online at www.SHAEC.org
For Residents of Gateway School District.
Thursday March 5th, 6-7:30pm
Understand the difference between operating as a sole proprietorship or dba and forming a business entity, what your business entity options are, and how you can get it done.