Helpful Information Classes

Helpful Information Fall 2019


501 Get Decluttered and Organized with Decluttering Chaos,  Instructor Chris Wurth, , National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.

Chris of Decluttering Chaos is a Professional Organizer with loads of hands on experience.  You will learn many tips and tricks to help you organize your “Castle”.  You will have fun learning different techniques  to organizing different areas of many rooms of your house.

Chris is an active member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals), the gold standard for Organizing Professionals.  She is an accredited and active member of The Better Business Bureau of New York State.

Come to class to learn how to get some of the stress and anxiety taken off your shoulders by doing organizing at home.  Bring lots of questions, there will be time for Q & A at the end of the class.

Wednesday, September 18 or September 25, Please indicate on the registration form which session you plan to attend.

Session #1 Wednesday, September 18, 1:30 pm

Session #2 Wednesday, September 25,  6:00 pm

Location: Susquehanna County Library, High School Road, Montrose

Fee: $5.00


502 Your Canine Companion, Instructor: Ann Vitale, Experienced Dog Trainer

What to expect when you’re expecting a puppy, a rescue, a shelter dog. This class will help if you or someone you know can use guidance about choosing a dog. Mixed breed or purebred? Puppy or grown? Male or female? It will also help with what to do during those critical first days and weeks after you have added a canine to your household. They all come with a history and maybe some baggage. The story the shelter tells you may not, through no fault of theirs, be the real thing.
Maybe you have a dog and you would like to push the “reset” button and solve a problem.
The AKC divides dogs into groups, and knowledge of the behavior traits common to the breeds in a group can help you choose a mixed breed as well, one whose behavior will fit your lifestyle.
What about puppy testing? Why is the shy one in the litter not the best for a family? What is meant by socializing? The rule of fives?

One Thursday, September 26, 4:00 pm

Location: Honeyman Room, Montrose Bible Conference, Locust St, Montrose

Fee: $5.00


503   The Trick is in the Trick    Instructor Ann Vitale, Experienced Dog Trainer

Who’s in charge here? Dogs, like children are most content and calm when they know what the rules are. Of course, they’ll try to get away with stuff, but it isn’t hard to restore order and they thrive on learning new things and keeping busy. Playing is a reward.

The trick is in the tricks…. Really.

In this class we will cover labels and why you should remove them.

Leash walking 101 (and 201). Company manners.

Why teaching tricks and keeping a dog’s brain busy is as important as physical exercise. Where to find ideas for tricks and other behaviors. They don’t know that Stay is a command and High Five is a trick. It’s all the same in canine school.

Dogs use body language. They are lie detectors and you can’t fool them. How not to misinterpret their signals.

Where to find help with basic training. And ideas for things to do with your dog borrowed from agility, rally, and tracking. And how to keep them busy in the winter, indoors.

One Thursday, October 10,  4:00 pm

Location: Honeyman Room, Montrose Bible Conference, Locust St.

Fee: $5.00


504 AARP Smart Driver Course,  Montrose,  Instructor Marilyn Burton, Certified AARP Driving Course Teacher

The AARP driver training course is an 8-hour refresher for students 55 and older. When you complete this course, and receive a certificate, you may get a 5% discount on your automobile insurance for 3 years.  This course includes classroom training with lectures and discussions.
Three sessions, September 23,24,25 at 6:00 pm.  All three sessions needed to complete the course.

Location: Montrose Area High School, room 7

Fee: $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. Do not mail the fee with your registration. Pay the instructor at the first class. Bring a check made out to AARP.


505 Understanding Your Renters and Homeowners Insurance, Instructor, Judy Kelly, Businessperson

Your home is probably one of your most important assets. Do you feel unsure about your home insurance coverage? Learn what is covered and what is not covered. Find out how coverage amounts can be determined.  How can I determine the  amount of contents coverage that is right for me?   You may feel that your home is insured for more than its sale value. Perhaps you feel your home is worth more than your policy will cover. What is the difference between named peril and all peril coverage, or between actual cash value and replacement cost coverage? What does your liability coverage do for you? Why do renters need liability coverage? What happens if you have a claim? Come to this class and learn answers to these and other questions.

One Tuesday September 24 at 6:30 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School, room 8

Fee: $5.00


506 AARP Smart Driver Course, New Milford,  Instructor Jeff Burkett, Certified teacher of the AARP Drivers Course

The AARP driver training course is an eight-hour normal course or a four-hour refresher course for students 50 and older.  When you complete this course, and receive a certificate, you may get a 5% discount on your automobile insurance for 3 years.  This course includes classroom training with lectures and discussions. 1/2 hour bring your own lunch breaks have been built into the schedule.  Please indicate on the registration form the session that you would like to attend.
1st Session (One Day Refresher Course for AARP members who have taken the course in past three years) Sat Sept 14 – 9:30 – 2)
2nd Session ( Fri Oct 18 and Sat Oct 19 -9:30 – 2:00)
3rd Session ( Fri Nov 15 and Sat Nov 16 – 9:30 – 2:00)
4th Session ( Fri Dec 13 and Sat Dec 14 – 9:30 – 2:00)
Location: New Milford United Methodist Church, Main St. New Milford
Fee: $15 for AARP Members – $20 For Non-AARP members. Do not send the fee for this course with your registration. Please pay the instructor at class.


507 Beginner Woodworking      Instructor: Michael Merritt, Woodworker

Beginner woodworking is an introductory level class on the fundamentals of woodworking. Class will include instructional as well as hands on participation in creating a useful home decoration item.   Class will cover an overview of shop and tool safety, setup and operation of table saw, router and surface planer.  All students will get to take home a sample of the final product.  Students are required to wear ear and eye protection and may pay a $5.00 equipment  fee or bring their own safety equipment.  Please indicate on the registration for if you will be bringing safety equipment or purchasing it.  Class Limit, 6 students

One Thursday, November 14, 1:00 pm

Location: 322 Lake Shore Dr. Brackney, Directions will be sent prior to the class

Fee: $5.00  Material Fee: $5.00


508 Family and Friends CPR,  Instructors: Jim Krupinski and Andy Vaccaro, Paramedics

On any given day, anyone can have a sudden cardiac arrest. This includes neighbors, friends, and family. Would you know what to do?

By taking this course you will learn CPR and how to use an AED on both adults and children.  Help save a life and take this interesting and educational course.  Class limit, 10 students.

One Wednesday, October 2,  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Ambulance Station, Hollister Road, Montrose

Fee: $5.00  Material Fee: $15.00