Your kids are safely ensconced back in the classroom and you’re twiddling your thumbs? Engage your brain (or your body) with these: Erase your wrinkles and double chin (at least digitally) at an Adobe Photoshop class at Tracy Art Center in Old Saybrook. Live out your Project Runway dreams during Pattern Making, Draping and Sewing (beginning 10/25) at The Guilford Arts Center. Learn to protect yourself with Advanced Street Defense at Optimum Fitness. Pretend you’re Parisian in a French Conversational Group at Aux 3 Pommes (Guilford and New Haven). Take your practice to a whole new level with Yoga Teacher Training at WHY in West Hartford (not exactly the Shoreline, but not too much of schlep), informational session on October 6th from 8 – 9pm. Get out of your exercise rut with Hula Hooping classes at Pivotal Fitness in Waterford. Get smart: matriculate at Wesleyan for a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies or just take a few classes (open to anyone with a Bachelor’s degree). Find out more at an Open House on November 9th at 6:30pm.