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Updated Spring 2017 Continuing Education info

Filed in Archive by on January 26, 2017

Expand your horizons, explore a new hobby, or sharpen your skills with one of Bethlehem Central’s Continuing Education classes!

Practice yoga, learn Spanish, learn how to fix things around your home, or maybe brush up on your computer skills by choosing from dozens of classes that begin will begin in February and continue into spring. The classes are open to all Capital Region residents ages 16 and older, however in the event a course is full, enrollment will be offered to district residents first.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, February 7. Questions about Continuing Education classes can be directed to Karen Ballard at or by calling 518-439-4921 ext. 22965 or by emailing Richard Villa, Spring Coordinator at

NOTE: The Spring 2017 Five-Hour Driver Prelicense Class has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning (HILL) Bethlehem’s Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning is an independent organization offering opportunities for lifelong learning to residents of the Capital District. Information on HILL courses and programs is included in the Continuing Education course brochure mailed to district residents each fall and spring.

HILL was founded in 1993 by Fred and Helen Adler to make available educational and cultural experiences to residents of the Town of Bethlehem and the greater Capital District. The Institute’s goal is to enhance lifelong learning opportunities for the adult population of the local community. HILL is a non-profit entity and serves as an adjunct organization of the Bethlehem Central School District. It is staffed by volunteers who comprise the Coordinating Committee, and all expenses are funded from the modest fees charged to attendees of its regularly scheduled spring and fall semester classes. HILL’s six-week series of spring and fall classes are taught by distinguished professionals who are usually faculty members of colleges and universities in the Capital Region. The courses are in the humanities and related cultural areas and include selections that focus on contemporary issues, respond to community interests and appeal to a wide audience. Other events provided by HILL can include single lectures, concerts, panel discussions or other activities considered by the Coordinating Committee to be of educational or cultural value.