Prescott Offers Twenty-Two On- line Programs to the Community
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:03am Heraldgroton
Having suspended its Spring Semester programming due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Prescott School Community Center (PSCC) re-worked its educational model and this week announced that twenty-two of its popular programs will now be on-line. Teachers have been trained in the use of the free video-conferencing software Zoom and will begin teaching as early as this Saturday, March 28. Registration for all classes is available at the Prescott website, www.prescott-scc.org.
The change to on-line learning has become more relevant given Governor Baker’ state-wide advisory to stay at home. No longer able to venture outside in small groups, a person can join others by registering for a class, logging on at the appointed time and meeting fellow students through video and/or audio conferencing.
Prescott is offering a new, free on-line class “Learning to Zoom”, available Thursday at 1:00 and on Monday at 3:00. Register for it on the PSCC website.
Fitness classes such as yoga, pilates, and Zumba are offered, as are discussion groups on films, TED Talks, and poetry. Budding artists may be interested in taking Basic Oil Painting, or Basic Drawing, while springtime gardeners may like a seminar on designing home landscape.
Groton is featured at PSCC in several series--some on Groton Architecture and the other on local topography and geology of the area. Groton Town Meeting moderator Jason Kauppi will offer a special class on the future of Town Meeting--currently postponed until May 18.
Fees for the classes vary and will be applied to the income for some of the sub-contracted professional staff and to the upkeep of the Prescott School and rent paid to the Town of Groton. Friends of Prescott will absorb the cost of Paypal registration fees, waiving these this semester.
Questions or concerns about this new program can be addressed by emailing prescottscc@ gmail.com or phoning 978-877- 6933. The virtual Prescott office is open from 1:00-3:00 Monday through Friday and accepts direct calls at this time.
Prescott School Community Center
Spring 2020 Prescott goes On-line!
Visit www.prescottscc.org for details and to register
LEARNING TO ZOOM
Join this free class to explore how to use Zoom, the on-line video conferencing tool that Prescott will be using for most of its Spring Semester offerings:
Thursday, Mar 26, 1:00-1:45p.m. Monday, Mar 30, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
CLASSES STARTING MARCH 28 through APRIL 4
• Basics of Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesdays, March 31 - May 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
• Fostering Social Dialogue Through Poetry
Tuesdays, March 31 - May 5, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
• Drawing Basics
Wednesdays, April 1 - May 20, 2:00- 5:00 p.m.
• Gifts of the Glacier: Connecting with Land and Community
Orientation: Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lectures: Thursdays, April 9 - May 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Saturday, May 2, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
• Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for Photographers
Saturday, April 4, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FITNESS CLASSES STARTING APRIL 1 through APRIL 3
• Yoga Fusion
Wednesdays, April 1 - May 20, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Fridays, April 3 - May 22, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays, April 1 - May 20, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, April 1 - May 20, 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
• Zumba Gold
Thursdays, April 2 - May 21, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
TOWN MEETING IN THE AGE OF SMART PHONES, VIDEO CONFERNCES & PANDEMICS
Facilitator: Jason Kauppi Sunday, April 26, 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
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