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The best way to reach us at night is through email.

eMail: ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com

Phone: (203) 431-2812

The Fall 2016 brochure will be mailed to area residents around August 30. Extra copies will be available at the Venus Building (old high school) and area libraries.

Click Here to Download the complete Fall Continuing Ed Brochure in PDF

The "browsable" web site index to the left is partially updated.

Parts of the Fall 2016 brochure have been updated and are on this web site now. The exercise, wellness, cardio, dance, pilates, zumba, yoga, interior decorating, and education sections will be updated by August 25. Everything is are available now in the Fall Brochure PDF format.

Gift Certificates - Give the gift of Lifelong Learning. Gift certificates for the classes and tutorial services on this web site can be provided and can be sent to you or directly to the recipient.

Suggest New Classes - fill out our interest survey.

You can start registering now!

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ~ the sooner the better! Classes start at various times year round. Call (203) 431-2812 or click Sign Me Up! for registration information.

For over 30 years Ridgefield Continuing Education has provided courses that contribute to people’s employment, wellness, practical skills, and enrichment. Our programs are funded solely by course tuition and we thank the Ridgefield and nearby residents who enroll in our programs for their support. We offer several hundred courses annually. These courses include computers, photography, real estate, house and garden, fitness, wellness, art, knitting, history, and many more topics. These courses are available to people age 18 and older that live in Ridgefield and neighboring communities. Please browse our course selection and let us know if you have any suggestions.

The Continuing Education office is in the Venus Municipal Building (use the RVNA entrance off Governor St., across from the Police Station). This location houses the Continuing Education office, all day classes, and all day and evening computer classes, and some of the other evening classes. Evening classes are located in several school buildings.

As we think about new beginnings for 2016, we would like you to please give some thought to setting aside time each week for the luxury of exploring something you are curious about. Adult Learning is a wonderful experience, especially when shared with a friend or a group. Meet others in your community and gain new friends as you learn about vegetable gardening, begin a new language, enhance life skills and then share your viewpoints with others at a coffee shop or restaurant before or after class.
• Thank you to the Ridgefield Public Schools and the Town of Ridgefield for providing our facility space.
• Thank you to both Sylvia Sturges and Tom Bruno for the beautiful photos for our cover.

• Register early to increase course choices. Don't lose out on a class because you procrastinated, called at the last minute, and found out that it was already cancelled or full.
• We appreciate it when you pay by check because it helps us keep costs down.
• We appreciate it when you register early
so that we can let the teacher know early if their class is running. It enables the teacher to plan their class.
• Please do not bring any food, particularly peanuts, nuts, or products containing nuts to class.
• Please mark dates, time, and location on your calendar. Date and location changes will be updated on the web site and students will be notified.

Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you for your participation and consideration.Peggy Bruno
Director of Adult Education

To Reach Us

To reach us - feel free to contact us anytime. If you reach an answering machine, please leave a detailed message. We're either on another line or teaching a class and will contact you as soon as possible. You may send us feedback at any time.  Fill out our Survey and either Email, Fax, Mail, or Phone it to us.

Telephone (with message machine available 24 hours per day): (203) 431-2812
Postal Address - note the office IS NOT at this location (see In-Person Office Location below).
Ridgefield Public Schools - Continuing Education,
Attn: Peggy Bruno
70 Prospect Street
Ridgefield, CT  06877
In-Person Office Location
Continuing Education, Venus Bldg. - 2nd floor. Located at the corner of East Ridge and Governor Street. Enter at the Governor St. entrance opposite the Police Station. If you are using a GPS, you may "trick it" by using the address 52 Governor Street to get to the parking area and entrance at the Governor St. entrance.
Email (copy this email address into your email if clicking on it does not activate your email)


If the weather is bad and there is no weather message here, try www.ridgefield.org . The information will be on the main page. If the weather gets bad after the close of school, check here, the radio, and (203) 431-2812 for a messge. Thank you.

When Ridgefield Schools are Closed, Continuing Education Classes are Postponed for both day and evening, regardless of location. Please attend your next scheduled class. A makeup session will be added to the end of the session and will be posted with that course description on this web site.

When Ridgefield Schools have an Early Dismissal, Continuing Education Classes that start at 1:00 p.m. (for both afternoon and evening) or later are Postponed to the next class. Please attend your next scheduled class. A makeup session will be added to the end of the session and will be posted with that course description on this web site.When Ridgefield Schools have a Delayed Opening, Continuing Education classes that start before 10:00 a.m. are postponed. Please attend your next scheduled class. A makeup session will be added to the end of the session and will be posted with that course description on this web site. Classes starting at 10:00 a.m. or later will proceed as scheduled.