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Saint Paul Public Schools

Community Education

Fall 2013

Online registration begins SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

Save this Catalog! Phone, Mail and Walk-In Registration begins September 4, 2013 Find Additional Registration Information on page 62.

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A message from the Director… Summertime is bigger and better than ever with Saint Paul Public Schools Community (SEED) A message fromWe’ve the Director… Education! been working hard to bring families a selection of high quality out-of-school Education time opportunities. Through Community Education, kids can choose activities that fit their Experiential Welcome back to school all learners! Community has always supported learning interests, in everything from foreign language and Education theater camps to science exploration, physical • Supportive beyond the school day and we’re expanding in several ways this fall. Discovery Club school-age child activities and so much more. • Service Learning (CLEAR) care is now available to all Saint Paul Public School K-5 students, either at current program Learning Centers Accreditations locations or at one of sixRecreation new Discovery Clubsafe “hubs” (seefor page 33 for more details). Additionally, we are Community Education creates engaging, classes newborns to senior citizens and • Family Literacy projects Community Education & • Certifications & helping to start after school sites at Riverview and Battlethrough Creek Elementary schools to bring everyone in collaborative between. Every year, we serve nearly 290,000 people classes, programs, Development • Service learning • 21st Century Leisure, Learning an array of educational resources from many programs to as many students as possible. services and facility use. We could not bring you this reliable variety of programs without the • Children’s Field trips • Community • Distance support of our community partners, the CityAdults & Seniors of Saint Paul and• local businesses. EducationBaby • Extended Pre-K • Classes for (CCC) Career Prep Also new this fall, six of our Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) locations are introducing • Parent/Guardian Child Care Enrichment • College & FUNdamentals, drop-inCultural Center class for parents/guardians with newborns. Finally, we are pleased to help For more on a everything Community Education has to offer you and your family, please call any of • School Family Time • School-age • Youth • Community • GED launch @ (listed Harding, a new76) state-of-the-art learningwww.commed.spps.org. center attached to Harding High on Saint our Hub offices on page and visit our website Paul’s East Side. The new center features GED testing, Alternative Education courses, Community Education classes, space for community meetings and much more. Programs Club Family Education Education Disabilities Lynn Gallandat Community Discovery Childhood Adult of Basic Adults with Community Education Director Learners all ages will find opportunities to connect through Community Education thisEarly year. Stop by any of our locations and visit with staff (locations listed on page 60). For the most up-to-date information and to stay in touch via email or Facebook, visit www.commed.spps.org. The Community Education Department of Saint Paul Public Schools is comprised of...

Lynn Gallandat Director of Community The Community Education Education Department of Saint Paul Public Schools is comprised of...

Community Director Adult Basic EducationAdults with Lynn Gallandat Education Disabilities

Community Programs

Discovery Club

Early Childhood Family Education

our offices (listed • on page 76) and visit • ourYouth website www.commed.spps.org. GED Community • School-age • Family Time For more on everything Community Education has to offer you and your family, please call any of College & Cultural Center Enrichment Child Care • Parent/Guardian Career Prep (CCC) • Classes for • Extended Pre-K Education support of our community partners, the City of Saint Paul and local businesses. www.commed.spps.org • Distance • Community Adults & Seniors • Field trips • Children’s services and facility use. We could not bring you this reliable variety of programs without the Learning Leisure, • 651-767-8179 21st Century • Service learning Development everyone in between. Every year, we serve nearly 290,000 people through classes, programs, Adult Basic Education ..........................................................651-290-4822 Discovery Club (School-Age • Certifications & Education & Community projectsChild Care)............................651-632-3793 • Family Literacy Community Education creates engaging, safe classes for newborns to senior citizens and AdultsAccreditations with Disabilities Programs (CCC, CLEAR, SEED).651-228-3655 Driver Education....................................................................651-744-5094 Recreation Learning Centers (CLEAR) • Service Learning Aquatics..................................................................................651-744-5094 Early Childhood Family Education......................................651-793-5410 activities and so much more. Supportive Community Programs Offices• (Enrichment) Service Learning....................................................................651-325-2675 interests, in everything from foreign language and theater camps to science exploration, physical Experiential C.E. Office at Central HS....................................................651-744-5094 21st Century Learning Centers. ......................651-325-2674 Through Community Education, kids canCommunity choose activities that fit their C.E. time Office opportunities. at Harding HS...................................................651-744-3072 Education Youth Program.......................................................................651-487-7383 working hard to bring families a selection of high quality out-of-school C.E. Education! Office at Rondo We’ve Educationbeen Center............................651-487-7383 (SEED) Summertime is bigger and better than ever with Saint Paul Public Schools Community • •

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Contents Online Registration at www.commed.spps.org To create a new account: Click on View My Account above and follow the prompts to set up your new account. Some of our classes may not be available for online registration. Any of our offices (listed on page 60) are happy to help you with these classes.

Community Education Programs Adult Enrichment Programs Arts..................................................................... 2-6 Business.............................................................. 7-8 Technology...........................................................9-10 Culinary............................................................ 11-13 Performing Arts................................................... 14-16 Fitness.............................................................. 17-20 Yoga............................................................... 19-20 Health.............................................................. 21-23 Driver Education 18+............................................... 22 Home............................................................... 23-24 Communication................................................... 25-27 Growth.............................................................. 28-29 Family – Planetarium................................................ 30 Seniors............................................................. 34-37 Driving Classes 55+................................................ 35 Travel............................................................... 38-39 Aquatics............................................................ 40-46

Youth and Teen Programs

Teens 15 and over are welcome to participate in adult classes, unless otherwise specified. Aquatics............................................................ 40-46 Gymnastics........................................................ 51-52 Youth................................................................ 53-57 Driver Education...................................................... 58 The Office of Alternative Education (OAE)......................... 50

Family Programs Early Childhood Family Education................................. 32 Pre-Kindergarten Program.......................................... 32 Discovery Club........................................................ 33

Adult Learning Adults with Disabilities Programs.................................. 48 ABE/Hubbs Center.................................................... 49

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation General Information.................................................. 59

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Community Education Offices..........................................60 Location Addresses......................................................61 Registration Information................................................62 Registration Forms......................................................63 School Calendar..........................................................64 Administration............................................................65

Community Education Mission Statement

Community Education seeks to improve the quality of life by providing lifelong learning opportunities for all members of the community. Lifelong learning is based on the belief that people are learners at every age and are entitled to pursue educational opportunities that are meaningful to them.

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Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St., St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 62.

Art at ramsey

Art at Ramsey is a well-established, highlyacclaimed art fair. This juried show features original fine arts and fine crafts made by the exhibiting artists. It is held in conjunction with Grand Meander, the Grand Avenue Business Association’s holiday promotion. Art at Ramsey is sponsored by Ramsey Middle School, Community Education and Artists’ Circle. Saturday, December 7 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ramsey Middle School 1700 Summit Ave.

Free Admission For information, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

ceramics and glass art

Open Studio Ceramics

Looking for a quiet place to complete your ceramic projects? We have the space for you! Fee includes place, time and stains. Firing fees and glazes are extra. Bring your own greenware. Fee is $18/4 sessions Tue Sep 17 • 9:30a-12:30p • ongoing Conway Rec • Course# 3123-FSA

Beginning and Intermediate Pottery and Wheelwork

Students will receive instruction in throwing hand-built pieces on the wheel. Clay and glazes will be used. Fee includes supplies. Additional fee for extra clay. Mon Sep 30 • 5:30p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $109 Creative Arts HS • H. Van Schooten • Course# 3002-FEA Mon Sep 30 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $143 Central HS • M. Krousey • Course# 3002-FEB Tue Oct 1 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $143 Como HS • M. Krousey • Course# 3002-FEC Wed Oct 2 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $143 Central HS • M. Johnson • Course# 3002-FED

Art fair at Highland High School

This indoor show features original fine arts and fine crafts made by the exhibiting artists and is a juried show. The art fair is sponsored by Highland Park Senior High School, Community Education and Artists’ Circle. Saturday, March 29 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Highland Park Senior High School Field House 1015 S. Snelling Ave. (Please enter the school from the parking lot side.)

Free Admission For information, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094. Applications will be available October 1. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy., St. Paul, MN 55104 Entries must be received by December 13.

Beginning Stained Glass

Create a stained glass window. You will receive instruction on glass cutting, soldering lead and copper foil techniques. A supply list and instructions will be provided at the first class. Not recommended for pregnant women. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $87 Como HS • P. Vanderwaal • Course# 3000-WEA

Stained Glass Leaded Window or 3-D Box

Cut patterns and glass, and assemble your window or three-dimensional box. A pattern will be provided for beginners prior to the start of class. Experienced students may provide their own pattern, less than 50 pieces. Students provide glass; a list of suppliers will be provided prior to class. A supply fee of $40 is payable to the instructor. Thu Oct 3 • 6:30p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $80 Ruth Ann Lundberg Studio • R. Lundberg • Course# 3210-WEA 300 Broadway St., Studio# 102, 55101 (Located at the corner of Kellogg Blvd. and Broadway St.)

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Arts Crafts l Hobbies l Textiles Drawing and Painting Basic Drawing

Discover your talent for drawing. Explore drawing materials and concepts including topics such as composition, line, shape and shading. Work in pencil, charcoal and ink. Supply list provided. Wed Oct 2 • 6:30p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $71 Central HS • J. Wittenberg • Course# 3018-FEA

Acrylics: Basic and Beyond

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing

Strong drawing skills are key to most art forms. Drawing is relaxing and teaches observation skills. This series will cover a range of subject matter, drawing materials, shading techniques and perspectives. A supply list will be mailed. No class Nov. 27. Wed Sep 18 • 1:00p-3:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3145-FSB Wed Oct 30 • 1:00p-3:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • 6 sessions ● $64

Introduction to Drawing and Right Brain Creativity

Based on the book, The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this class will show you how to gain and master drawing skills. Gain confidence in your ability and deepen your artiistic perception. Fee includes supplies. The book is available for an additional fee. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing. Sat Sep 28 • 8:30a-11:00a • 8 sessions • $119 Ramsey MS • M. Esch • Course# 3063-WEA

Almost Intermediate Drawing and Color Pencil

Explore how color can bring dimension and life to your drawing. This class will cover basic color theory with color pencils. Fee includes supplies. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists' Materials & Framing. Prerequisite: Introduction to Drawing and Right Brain Creativity. Mon Sep 30 • 5:30p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $95 Creative Arts HS • M. Esch • Course# 3010-FEA

Introduction to Painting

Develop a love of painting. You will experiment with three basic mediums of painting: watercolor, acrylic and oil. We will explore similarities and differences in each, as well as basic composition and color theory. Supply kits available for purchase. Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $62 Como HS • T. Lister • Course# 3008-FEA

Build confidence with lots of personal help and a variety of subject matter. Experiment with the basics in a methodical way with step-by-step instructor demonstrations. Students wishing to use oil paints are also welcome. A supply list will be mailed. Wed Sep 18 • 6:00p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3156-FSA Wed Oct 30 • 6:00p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3156-FSB

Beginning Oil Painting

Explore the process of designing, beginning and finishing an oil painting. Basic composition and color theory will be discussed. Bring home several paintings. Supply kits available for purchase. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $71 Como HS • T. Lister • Course# 3001-FEA

Open Studio Painting

Beginning Watercolor

Open to beginners and seasoned painters. Choose a medium and work wth your own ideas wth instructor guidance. Students can work in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Feel free to try something new, or stick wth what you know! Some experience wth drawing is helpful. A supply fee of $45 is payable to the instructor for the use of materials. Bring your own stand-up easel. This class is offered in partnership wth Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing. Wed Oct 9 • 1:00p-4:00p • 4 sessions • $79 Edgcumbe Rec • D. Mackerman • Course# 3085-FEA

This step-by-step class will cover basic watercolor techniques including washes, wet-into-wet, glazing color mixing and brush. A supply list will be mailed. No class Nov. 27. Wed Sep 18 • 9:30a-11:30a • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3089-FSA Wed Oct 30 • 9:30a-11:30a • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3089-FSB

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Beginning Watercolor Landscape Painting

Capture the landscape wth watercolors! You will gain confidence in the basics of material selecton and painting techniques, begin to understand dark and light by painting in one color, and learn 2-D design basics. No experience necessary. Supplies cost approximately $20; a list will be provided at the first class. Mon Sep 23 • 6:30p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $85 Como HS • C. Olson • Course# 3060-FEA

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Intermediate Watercolor

Receive step-by-step instruction, along wth demonstration; practice, then apply what you have learned. Work wth a limited number of pigments to learn characteristics of each. A supply list will be mailed. No class Nov. 27. Wed Sep 18 • 3:30p-5:30p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3143-FSA Wed Oct 30 • 3:30p-5:30p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3143-FSB

Watercolor Special Project: Pouring Watercolors

The techniques of watercolor pouring adds a more luminous, spontaneous and fluid effect to your work. Experience all the ins and outs of creating a beautiful watercolor painting by pouring wth small containers, blocking them out wth masking fluid and building layers. A supply fee of $18 is payable to the instructor. Tue/Thu Oct 29/31 • 9:30a-3:30p • 2 sessions • $73 Conway Rec • J. Schroeder • Course# 3088-FSA

Watercolor Special Project: Spirit of Landscapes

Create lovely landscapes wth a variety of approaches in this twoday workshop. We will finish a number of pieces using different techniques creating beautiful textures which will add dimension to your work. Bring paints, palette, brushes, and two sheets of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Tue/Thu Dec 10/12 • 9:30a-3:30p • 2 sessions • $73 Conway Rec • J. Schroeder • Course# 3046-FSA

Wet-in-Wet Watercolor

Beekeeping Basics

Whether you wish to create a sustainable future in bees or prefer being a hobby beekeeper, this three-session workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping: getting started, managing honeybees throughout the year, extracting honey and preparing your hives for winter. Thu Oct 10 • 6:00p-9:00p • 3 sessions • $49 Harding HS • J. Sabin • Course# 3197-FEA

Beginning Calligraphy

Inspire your audience wth beautifully lettered correspondence. You will learn informal italic for greeting cards, invitations and gifts. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:30p-8:30p • 7 sessions • $59 Ramsey MS • J. Michalski • Course# 3225-FEA

Urban Chickens 101

Find out just how easy chickens and other poultry can be to care for and how they greatly enhance your garden and your life! Course topics include: successfully applying for a permit, housing, feeding, care, breeding and incubation, and keeping poultry in the garden. Thu Oct 3 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Harding HS • A. Bourgeois • Course# 3195-FEA

Jewelry Design see Youth, page 54.

Experiment wth a variety of watercolor techniques and materials while painting scenes such as still life, landscapes and flowers. The class includes demonstrations and individual instruction. Experienced painters can work on individual painting(s) with guidance and tips from the instructor, or increase skills by working on provided projects. A supply list will be mailed. Tue/Thu Sep 24/26 • 9:30a-12:30p • 6 sessions • $93 Conway Rec • J. Schroeder • Course# 3141-FSA Tue Nov 5 • 9:30a-12:30p • 5 sessions • $77 Conway Rec • J. Schroeder • Course# 3141-FSB

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Introduction to Collage

Welcome to the artful game of collage. There is no wrong way to play! Explore new collage materials, techniques and compositions each week. There will be out-of-class activities to keep you creating and motivated. No experience necessary. Fee includes supplies. This class is offered in partnership wth Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing. Mon Oct 7 • 6:00p-8:00p • 4 sessions • $83 Ramsey MS • L. Carlson • Course# 3086-FEA

DIY Framing

You can frame it yourself! This class will cover hands-on activities in border calculation, mounting, cutting single mats and cutting double mats. Mat cutters are provided for in-class use. Fee includes supplies and a DVD to take home. This class is offered in partnership wth Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing. Sat Oct 26 • 10:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $35 Macalester College • Wet Paint • Course# 3190-FEA Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 S. Macalester St., 55105 Sat Oct 26 • 1:00p-3:00p • 1 session • $35 Macalester College • Wet Paint • Course# 3190-FEB Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 S. Macalester St., 55105

Ham Radio Licensing

Ages 11 and up. Learn everything you need to know to pass the FCC exam to get a license to transmit a Ham Radio. Help with emergency communications and storm spotting, and have fun communicating with other hams around the world! Bring the book, The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, or purchase one at class for $30. Tue Sep 24 • 6:30p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $10 Highland MS • St. Paul Radio Club • Course# 3072-FEA

Letterpress Printing

Try printing the way Gutenberg printed. The first week we will print fold-over notes; the second week personalized postcards. No experience necessary. A supply fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. Mon Oct 21 • 7:00p-9:30p • 2 sessions • $39 Buzzard Lips Press • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3012-FEA 1199 E. Seventh St., 55106

photography SLR Photography Part 1: Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera

Explore the basic functions of the digital SLR camera including the camera's mode and manual settings, flash, and other camera functions. Bring your camera to class for a hands-on learning experience. Wed Oct 9 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $35 Harding HS • E. Monroy • Course# 3157-FEA

SLR Photography Part 2: How to Improve Your Photographs

Master your digital SLR camera. Students wth some previous experience will explore ways to improve your photographs utilizing your camera's mode settings, arranging the composition of your photograph, and understanding how to work wth natural light or use a flash. Bring your camera to class for a hands-on learning experience. Wed Nov 6 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $35 Harding HS • E. Monroy • Course# 3158-FEA

textiles Basic Hand Embroidery

Visit an old art of hand embroidery. This is a form of needlework using stitches such as backstitch, chain and more to make a sachet. Other supplies like sequins and colorful fabric will make an attractive item. Fee includes supplies. Tue Oct 29 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $20 Central HS • A. Goyal • Course# 3073-FSA

Advanced Hand (Mirror) Embroidery

Embroider a heart-shaped sachet wth a Shisha (mirror). You will complete this project using advanced stitches and sequins to add color and texture. Also, you will need to know basic embroidery like backstitch and chain stitch. Fee includes supplies. Tue Nov 12 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $20 Central HS • A. Goyal • Course# 3083-FSA

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Felted Purse and Flowers

Felting is a fun and exciting way to transform simple sweaters into flowers or purses. This opportunity will show you how to felt, arrange different shapes, and use embellishments such as beads to make a unique purse. A supply fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. Wed Oct 16 • 12:00p-3:00p • 1 session • $20 Conway Rec • M. Klersy • Course# 3087-FSA

Frame Loom Weaving

Here's a chance to try weaving on a frame loom. You will make a sample piece the first night, then warp and weave a scarf of your own design the remainder of the class. A supply fee of $25 is payable to the instructor and includes the use of a loom. Tue Oct 8 • 7:00p-9:30p • 4 sessions • $55 Buzzard Lips Press • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3034-FEA 1199 E. Seventh St., 55106

Beginning Knitting

Ages 16 and up. Learn to knit and purl. Bring a pair of size 7 knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn (no dark colors) to knit yourself a scarf. Mon Sep 30 • 7:00p-9:00p • 3 sessions • $43 Como HS • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3058-FEA

Advanced Beginning Knitting

If you can knit and purl comfortably, this class will give you new ways to use your skills. For the first class bring two pairs of size 7 knitting needles, one skein of worsted weight cotton yarn, and one skein of worsted weight acrylic yarn. Mon Nov 18 • 7:00p-9:00p • 3 sessions • $43 Como HS • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3056-WEA

Beginning Sewing

Learn sewing basics. Types of materials, how to choose appropriate material, working wth patterns, understanding symbols and terms and how to adjust a pattern to fit will be covered in this class. Bring sewing machine to the second class and each week thereafter. The cost of supplies is not included and will depend upon the project. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-8:30p • 6 sessions • $65 Highland MS • J. Gordon • Course# 3250-FEA

Intermediate Sewing

Individualized instruction for more experienced sewers. Read, layout and adjust a pattern. One garment of your choice to be completed in the session. Select a pattern according to your own sewing abilities. Come prepared wth a pattern and material and all supplies needed to cut your garment at the first class. Thu Sep 26 • 6:00p-8:30p • 6 sessions • $65 Harding HS • J. Gordon • Course# 3102-FEA

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Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 62.

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Accounting/Bookkeeping: The Basics

Figuring Out Your 401(k)

Job Search Tips for the Mature Job Seeker

Your Health Care Directives: A Legal Perspective

Tackling the bad economy by starting your own business? Looking to brush up on your accounting/bookkeeping skills to bolster your résumé? This class will provide you with a basic overview of accounting and bookkeeping for use in office support and the business world. Wed Oct 2 • 6:30p-8:30p • 4 sessions • $41 Harding HS • A. Suri • Course# 2874-FEA

Be strategic in this tough job market. Learn how to best market your strengths, overcome employer myths about "older" workers, résumé dos and don'ts, filling out applications, interviewing, webbased networking and accessing the hidden job market. Wed Oct 2 • 7:00p-9:00p • 2 sessions • $41 Harding HS • J. Hoffman • Course# 2886-FEA

You Can Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business takes courage and perseverence. You must do homework, create a plan, and take action to adapt your business for success. This series will give you the tools you need to determine if you are ready to turn your great idea into a moneymaking business opportunity and will help you know what to do once you have started a new business. Thu Oct 3 • 6:30p-8:30p • 4 sessions • $95 Harding HS • K. Hook • Course# 2897-FEA

Do you have a 403(b), 401(k), 457 or other retirement program and need some perspective on your retirement planning? How does the economy impact your funds? What should you consider when selecting funds? Get answers to your questions. Thu Nov 7 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $23 Harding HS • G. Naylor • Course# 2808-FEA

You have the right to make decisions about your medical treatment. Learn about Health Care Directives and how to convey your personal wishes when you are unable to communicate for yourself. The instructors will provide information and materials to assist you in drafting your own Directive. Wed Oct 23 • 7:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $31 Ramsey MS • P. Adams-Schinzing, J.D./ • Course# 2935-FEA L. Taylor McNally, J.D.

Social Security: The Ten Most Asked Questions

Planning for retirement? When should I retire? How and when do I sign up for Medicare? Can I still work and collect benefits? Social Security Administraion staff will give you answers to these and other important questions. Wed Oct 2 • 10:30a-12:00p • 1 session • $5 Rondo Community • J. Czechowicz, Social Security Administration Outreach Library • Course# 6211-FSA

Your Will and Estate Planning Considerations Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

Gain a working understanding of Minnesota law regarding wills and the role of a will in your overall estate planning. Learn the basic considerations for planning a will and be provided with tools and information necessary for preparing your own valid simple will. If married, spouses are encouraged to enroll. Wed Sep 25 • 7:00p-8:30p • 2 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • P. Adams-Schinzing, J.D. • Course# 2950-FEA

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real estate Home Stretch

Become an informed, prepared consumer! Home Stretch workshops cover the entire home buying process and offers objective, practical information to help you get on the path to homeownership. Completion of this course results in a Home Stretch certificate. Offered in partnership with the Neighborhood Development Alliance. Fee is per household. Fri/Sat Oct 4/5 • 4:00p-8:00p & 9:00a-2:00p • 2 sessions • $35 Neighborhood Development Alliance • Course# 2812-FEA 481 S. Wabasha St., 55107

Landlording Made Easy!

Being a landlord takes preparation and skill. Learn how to effectively screen tenants, advertise for rent, write leases, protect your rights and how to evict tenants. Wed Oct 9 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $19 Harding HS • D. Baltzer • Course# 2891-FEA

Landlording 201

You took the first class, and now you want to practice what you’ve learned with other folks embarking on the landlording adventure. Practice interviewing tenants, rehearse challenging conversations and troubleshoot your documents using demos, scenarios and roleplaying. Wed Oct 16 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $19 Harding HS • D. Baltzer • Course# 2825-FEA

Preparing and Staging Your House for Resale

How can I stage my home to get the best price? How do I choose a real estate agent? What can I expect when my home goes on the market? What is happening in the real estate market today? Bring questions and other family members who may be involved to start making the move. Fee is per family. Wed Oct 9 • 6:00p-7:30p • 1 session • $11 Harding HS • J. Erickson • Course# 2879-FSA

Downsizing from House to Apartment

Thinking of moving? Wondering what to take? Will it fit? Moving can be overwhelming; this class will help you develop a plan on how to downsize and still be comfortable in your new home. Thu Oct 10 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $29 Harding HS • L. Roste • Course# 2895-FSA

Planning with or for aging parents? See the class listings under “Aging Resources” in the Health section on pages 22-23. Senior Housing Tour: Whatever Word You Use, It Still Means HOME See Travel, page 38.

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Know Your Laptop

Have you recently purchased a new laptop? What are the differences between a laptop and a desktop? Join us for this class to explore, get to know and more effectively make use of this excellent tool. Must bring laptop to class. Wed Sep 25 • 10:30a-12:30p • 1 session • $27 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2608-FSA Outreach Library

Navigating Your Mac

Are you a PC person living in a Mac world? This one-session class will walk you through the main differences between a PC and a Mac including functions, screen navigation and tool bars. Mac laptops are welcome. Mon Oct 28 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2603-FEA

Getting to Know Your Tablet: Beginning

The tablet is a compact device that allows you to manage email, surf the Web, take and organize pictures and so much more. Bring your tablet to this class (even if it's still in the box) and we will explore some of the basic uses, find and install applications, and how to navigate your new device. Wed Oct 2 • 5:30p-7:30p • 1 session • $27 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2607-FSA Outreach Library

Computer 101

Get a grasp of the basics of all things computer, from the keyboard to the Internet to emailing. Build your computer skills in this fiveweek course. No experience necessary. No class Oct. 11. Fri Sep 20 • 1:30p-3:30p • 5 sessions • $79 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2704-FSA Outreach Library Wed Oct 23 • 6:00p-8:00p • 5 sessions • $79 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2704-FSB

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Computer 201

Computer 301

Continue to learn all that your computer can do for you. Establish skills on computer file organization, how to burn CDs, load files onto a thumb drive, intermediate Internet, intermediate email and intermediate Word. Prerequisite: Computer 101. Tue Oct 22 • 9:30a-11:30a • 5 sessions • $79 Wellstone Center • M. Hogan • Course# 2718-FSA

Many people have enjoyed our 101 and 201 series of computer classes. We have now added a much anticipated next level! Dig deeper into your computer and learn how to use it more effectively. This class will also include a more advanced level of Internet, email, and MS Word. Prerequisites: Computer 101 and 201. No class Nov. 29. Fri Nov 1 • 1:30p-3:30p • 5 sessions • $79 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2610-FSA Outreach Library

Introduction to MS Excel for Mac

Create and navigate spreadsheets, charts and basic formulas. Mac laptops are welcome. Some keyboard and mouse skills required. Mon Nov 4 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2710-FEA

Intermediate MS Excel for Mac

Expand your basic knowledge of MS Excel. Explore some of the more complicated formulas, formatting and chart making. Mac laptops are welcome. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Excel or equivalent skills. Mon Nov 11 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2706-FEA

Basic PowerPoint

Creating the perfect presentation can make a big difference in an office meeting or for personal use. Learn how to use this valuable tool. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Tue Oct 22 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2671-FSA

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Take all three of M. Hogan’s Excel classes for $75 or separately for $27 each. Call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072 for the discount. Introduction to MS Excel

Explore the world of spreadsheets. You will create and navigate spreadsheets, charts and basic formulas. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2714-FSA

Intermediate MS Excel

Expand your basic knowledge of MS Excel. Explore some of the more complicated formulas, formatting and chart making. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Excel or equivalent skills. Tue Oct 1 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2670-FSA

Advanced Excel

Are you pretty proficient at Excel but want some tips and tricks that can increase your productivity? This accelerated class is for you. We will get into some advanced features and formulas and allow time to answer some of your specific questions. Prerequisite: Intermediate MS Excel or equivalent skills. Tue Oct 8 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2635-FSA

Intermediate PowerPoint

Take your PowerPoint skills to the next level. Learn how to do more advanced transitions, animations and templates, and add music to your presentations. Prerequisite: Basic PowerPoint or equivalent skills. Tue Oct 29 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2738-FSA

Advanced Word: Mail Merge and Tables

Explore some of the more advanced tools in Microsoft Word, with a special focus on Mail Merge, the tool that allows us to create labels, envelopes, form letters, and more. We will also explore the use of tables. Prerequisites: Good working knowledge of the MS Word basics, keyboard and mouse skills. Wed Oct 9 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2720-FSA

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Working Across Office Suite

Microsoft has created a suite of programs that we know as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and possibly including Outlook and Publisher. How do we interact between these programs? What items that we set up are automatically applied to all programs in the Office Suite? Explore the interaction of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, keyboard and mouse skills. Tue Nov 12 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2609-FSA

Introduction to Google Drive

Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere: on the Web, on your hard drive, or on the go (mobile devices). In this class you will learn how to set up a Google Drive and store files that you can access from anywhere. Use Google's word processor, spreadsheet manager or presentation creator to edit and manage your individual files. Prerequisites: Keyboard and mouse skills and have a Google account set up. Tue Nov 19 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2705-FSA

Introduction to Photoshop

Gain a basic overview of Adobe Photoshop, an image editing software used to improve or modify photographs. Photoshop CS6 will be used in class; most features apply to older versions of Photoshop. Mon Oct 7 • 5:30p- 8:00p • 4 sessions • $69 Creative Arts HS • C. Herrea • Course# 2611-FEA

Website Basics

If you have little or no experience with building websites, this class is for you. What kind of website do you need? What features make sense to meet your goals? Get an overview of free tools available for designing your site, as well as hosting and security needs. Mon Sep 30 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $29 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2679-FEA

Website Construction Clinic

Kick your website up a notch. Spend three evenings improving and troubleshooting your website with instruction and technical assistance. Prerequisite: Website Basics or instructor approval. Mon Oct 7 • 6:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $51 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2680-FEA

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Culinary Baking l Entrées Registration

Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 62. • All food fees are payable to the instructor at the first class.

baking Almost No-Knead Breads

Make easy and quick artisan breads in 20 minutes! High-moisture dough can be stored for up to two weeks and popped in the oven for fresh loaves as desired. Taste samples and get recipes for highgluten white, whole wheat, mixed grain, and beer breads with and without a starter. Tue Nov 12 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $43 Como HS • G. Cherubini • Course# 3375-FEA

Family Fun! Cookie Monsters

Let’s make cookies! Mix Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies in class. Then, roll and bake a huge assortment including Almost Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Sugar Drops and several others. Bring a container. Fee is per adult/child pair; $10 for one additional child. Ages 6 and up. Sat Nov 16 • 9:00a-11:00a • 1 session • $43 Harding HS • L. Severson • Course# 3340-FEA Sat Nov 23 • 9:00a-11:00a • 1 session • $43 Harding HS • L. Severson • Course# 3340-FEB

Four Famous Ethnic Cookies

Explore ethnic cooking by making four famous ethnic cookies; Krumkakes (Norwegian), Pizzelles (Italian), Sandbakkelse (Swedish) and Rosettes (Scandinavian). Expect great recipes plus the many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success! Bring containers for your creations. No refund after Dec. 4. Thu Dec 12 • 10:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $43 Conway Rec • L. Severson • Course# 3451-FSA

It's all about Cupcakes!

Join the cupcake craze! Demonstration, lecture and lots of handson experience will have you baking, frosting, filling and trimming your own assortment in no time. Each student will take home a box of finished cupcakes. A food fee of $14 is payable to the instructor. Thu Oct 3 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $37 Harding HS • N. Benson • Course# 3320-FEA

Norwegian Lefse

Lefse is a Norwegian delicacy, traditionally served at holidays and special occasions. Bring a gallon-size food storage bag (to take home lefses), an apron, and a dishcloth for clean up. If you have a rolling pin you would like to try using, bring it to class! Thu Nov 14 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $43 Harding HS • T. and P. Ovre • Course# 3344-FEA

Blue Ribbon Pies

Make a perfect flaky pie crust. We will show you how to add in the fruit, the cream, the pumpkin and sweet potatoes, and bake up pies for any event. A food fee of $20 is payable to the instructor. Thu Nov 14 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $27 Harding HS • P. Kandakai • Course# 3388-FEA

Classic Truffles n’ Chocolate of Course!

Truffles are delicious and easy to create for yourself or for sharing. Assorted round chocolate truffles are a delight for your taste buds and a pleasure for your eyes in their decorative candy cups. Expect to take home an assortment of 25 exquisite truffles. No refund after Nov. 27. Thu Dec 5 • 10:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $43 Conway Rec • L. Severson • Course# 3403-FSA

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Arts Crafts Baking Culinary l Hobbies l Entrées l Textiles Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072.

cooking Kitchen Basics

Learn to use the stovetop and oven; shop economically; store food; select economical cookware; and cook dishes that are delicious, simple, and easily varied. Leave the class with working knowledge of different cooking methods and boosted kitchen confidence. A food fee of $20 is payable to the instructor. Wed Sep 25 • 6:00p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $59 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3332-FEA

Cooking 101: Six Weeks to More Joyful, Improvisatory Cooking

In-and-out of class explorations of cooking techniques will help you become a more savvy cook. You'll learn knife skills, panfrying, braising, stir-frying, high-temperature roasting and pizza making, as well as food safety. Each week you will prepare and eat a meal in class. A food fee of $40 is payable to the instructor. No class Nov. 27. Sat Sep 21 • 9:00a-12:00p • 6 sessions • $71 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3304-FEB Wed Oct 30 • 6:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $71 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3304-FEA

Antipasti from Giorgio's Kitchen

Create an elegant brunch or Al Fresco dining event: Savory Ham and Gruyere Bread pairs with Stuffed Baked Tomatoes, Pesto, and Eggs with Pancetta. Salmon Cakes with Dijon Creme Fraiche and Goat Cheese Arugula Tomato Crostata are as visually appealing in any setting. Samples of Spinach Asiago Frittata and Buckwheat Crepes with Wild Mushrooms will be provided. Tue Oct 29 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $43 Como HS • G. Cherubini • Course# 3453-FEA

Holiday Appetizers

Transform your holiday menu with a new assortment of appetizers. Create 20 or more appetizers that require less than 20 minutes, start-to-finish. Serve them as a first course, snack, or as a complete buffet. Hot/cold, dips/spreads, hearty/healthy and new ingredients to explore! Thu Oct 24 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $43 Harding HS • L. Severson • Course# 3442-FEA

Curry 101

Take a curry voyage through India with these four curries with four different pilafs: Moghlai Chicken Korma, Panchmel Dal, an unforgettable lentil curry, Bengali Masala Jhinga, succulent shrimp cooked in a subtly spiced cream sauce, and Sambaar, a delicious stew made with lentils and vegetables in a tangy coconut-tamarind sauce. Mon Oct 21 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $57 Como HS • A. Seshadri • Course# 3337-FEA

Follow the Bone Deer Cutting

Gain the basic skills you need to cut and cook your deer. You will learn proper field dressing, skinning and cleaning techniques, as well as cutting and cooking for best results. The class uses a roadkill deer for hands-on experience. Fee includes a step-by-step reference book and DVD. Bring a friend for free! Tue Oct 8 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $49 Central HS • K. Swendsen • Course# 3339-FEA

Easy Exotic Indian

Make samosas, tikkas and lassi yourself! Experience sophisticated uses of spices and herbs. Make crispy Samosas with a spicy potato filling served with tongue-tingling chutneys, Chicken Tikka Masala served over cardamom-scented basmati rice, a refreshing Raita, and toasted Naan bread. Bring your apron! Mon Nov 11 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $57 Como HS • A. Seshadri • Course# 3406-FEA

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Culinary Baking l Entrées Outstanding Pasta Sauce

Make delicious sauces, including a rich Bolognese meat sauce and a light vodka cream sauce. Make Puttanesca, Arrabiata, Spaghetti alla Norma, Tonnara, Mare e Monti, and so on, from a basic tomato sauce, adding and using readily available ingredients from your pantry. Basic pasta-making techniques and pasta shapes will be covered. Tue Oct 1 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $43 Como HS • G. Cherubini • Course# 3373-FEA

Vegetarian Thai

Explore Thai cuisine vegetarian-style, preparing main dishes based on spices, curry pastes, healthy protein, and vegetables. The menu includes Spicy Noodles, Vegetable Thai Curry, Aubergine and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk, Sweet Pumpkin and Peanut Curry. A food fee of $20 is payable to the instructor. Thu Sep 26 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $27 Harding HS • P. Kandakai • Course# 3306-FEA

Eating Clean

Perfect Pasta

Create home-made pasta using a few basic ingredients, both by hand and with a pasta machine. Savor your fresh pasta with both a classic red sauce and a white sauce topped with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. No refund after Oct. 30. Wed Nov 6 • 10:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $43 Conway Rec • L. Severson • Course# 3369-FSA

The best strategy for detoxifying your body is to avoid toxins in the first place! Learn ways to buy and prepare foods to reduce your exposure to chemicals like pesticides, lectins, phytate and commercial additives like BPA. Cutting out toxins can help you feel better and lose weight! Mon Oct 7 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $29 Como HS • J. Sims • Course# 3364-FEA

Fearless Pressure Cooking

Paleo-Diet vs. Veganism

Beyond Arborio Rice: Risotto Recipes Made with Whole Grains

The History of Chocolate

The Story of Tea

Get acquainted with the many advantages of the contemporary (and safe) pressure cooker. The versatile pressure cooker delivers delicious, vitamin-packed meals quickly and dependably. Bring your own cooker if you have one. We will cook and eat! A food fee of $7 is payable to the instructor. Wed Oct 23 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $35 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3399-FEA

Risotto is both a rice dish and a cooking technique. Try substituting rice with whole grains! Make Buckwheat Risotto with Goat Cheese, Farro-Spelt Risotto with Sausage, Kale and Tomatoes, Oat Risotto with Peas and Pecorino, Quinoa Risotto with Mushrooms and Thyme, and several others! Tue Oct 15 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $43 Como HS • G. Cherubini • Course# 3454-FEA

Thai Cooking

Make flavorful and simple dishes with rice and egg noodles. Discover where to purchase authentic Thai ingredients. You'll leave class with recipes that can be prepared at home. This class will take the mystery out of exotic ingredients.The menu includes meat, shellfish and peanuts. A food fee of $20 is payable to the instructor. Thu Oct 10 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $27 Harding HS • P. Kandakai • Course# 3377-FEA

Should you cut out animal foods and eat a plant-based diet, or drop the wheat, beans and other carbs introduced after the Stone Age? Consider the pros and cons of these conflicting models. Learn strategies to avoid the problems and maximize the benefits of both approaches! Mon Oct 14 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $29 Como HS • J. Sims • Course# 3363-FEA

Take a walk into the History of Chocolate. Learn what makes you love it, indulge it, and it's a food for the gods. The walk will start with Olmec culture, to chocolate as medicine, to chocolate as we know it today. Recipes included. A food fee of $6 is payable to the instructor. Wed Oct 30 • 1:00p-3:00p • 1 session • $15 Conway Rec • H. Mednick • Course# 3413-FSA

Have you always wondered about the background of tea? Enjoy a story including origins, legends, and the political and economical ramifications of tea. You will have the opportunity to taste a variety of tea and scones. Recipes included. A food fee of $6 is payable to the instructor. Wed Nov 6 • 10:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $15 Oxford Community Center • H. Mednick • Course# 3352-FSA

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Arts Crafts l Hobbies Performing Artsl Dance Textilesl Music l Drama Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 62.

dance African Dance

Have fun learning the fundamental elements of traditional and modern African dance movements and culture. Each class includes an African dance history discussion, warm-up and breakdown of dance steps, followed by a choreographed routine, ending with a community dance circle. Wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict movement. Lapas may be purchased from the instructor. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-7:30p • 8 sessions • $50 Highland MS • K. Reuben • Course# 3725-FHA

Ballet: Level 1

An entry level class for students who have some previous ballet experience. Knowledge of the five basic positions is helpful. These classes incorporate Russian, Italian and American styles of ballet. Please see dress code online at commed.spps.org. Wed Sep 25 • 6:00p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $90 Saint Paul City Ballet • Course# 3511-FHA 1680 Grand Ave., 55105 (Enter on Cambridge St.)

Ballroom Sampler

Learn the basics of ballroom including the tango, the waltz, the fox-trot and more. You will learn lead-follow techniques, partnering skills and moves to help you feel comfortable and have fun on the social dance floor. Tue Sep 24 • 7:00p-7:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3616-SHA

Basic Belly Dance: Lebanese-style

Belly dancing is an ancient art form that is a fun and exciting way to express yourself and get a workout at the same time. You will learn dance techniques, rhythms and music of the Mideast. Wear comfortable clothing. For women only please. Wed Sep 25 • 6:00p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $45 Harding HS • A. Ebeling • Course# 3515-FHA

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Beginning Belly Dance

Get ready for a fun, low-impact dance workout with the rhythms and movements of Middle Eastern dance! Each class begins with a warm-up and conditioning and ends with a cooling stretch session after learning a short choreographed dance. Wear comfortable clothing; we will dance barefoot or in dance shoes. For women only please. No class Nov. 14. Thu Sep 26 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $60 Highland MS • N. Settergren • Course# 3715-FHA

Intermediate Belly Dance

Further your Middle Eastern dance skills while getting a fun workout! Each class begins with a warm-up and conditioning and ends with a cooling stretch session. We will practice finger cymbals every class. Choreography will be taught based on the class skill level. No class Nov. 14. Thu Sep 26 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $60 Highland MS • N. Settergren • Course# 3716-FHA

Latin Dance Sampler

This is an overview of the most popular Latin dances focusing on the salsa, merengue and rumba. You will be taught leadfollow techniques, partnering skills and moves to help you feel comfortable and have fun on the social dance floor. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-6:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3706-FHA

Latin Nightclub Dances

Learn the basic steps, turns and movements of the Cuban Mambo and Cha-Cha, the Merengue and Bachata from the Dominican Republic, and Salsa as danced in Puerto Rico and other various Latin countries. After the last class we will select a Latin nightclub to meet at and fully enjoy these five dances. Maestro habla español tambien. Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-8:30p • 6 sessions • $55 Homecroft • M. Rubio • Course# 3611-FHA Mon Nov 11 • 7:00p-8:30p • 6 sessions • $55 Homecroft • M. Rubio • Course# 3611-FHB

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Performing Arts Dance l Music l Drama Take all three “Blues” classes for $25 or separately for $10 each. Call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094 for the discount. Swing and Jitterbug

Explore the evolution of Swing dance from the late 1920s through today. Learn footwork and fun moves done to 1950's rock and roll, big band, disco, western swing and jazz. Other topics may include 6-Count Swing, triple time, Disco Swing, plus an introduction to Lindy Hop, 1930's swing dances and the Charleston. Tue Sep 24 • 8:00p-8:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3704-FHA

Beginning Tap

Ages 15 and up. Learn the basic steps and movement in this highenergy style of dance. Step combinations to music, rhythm and clarity of sound will be stressed. Tap shoes may be purchased from the instructor. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-6:55p • 6 sessions • $56 Central HS • K. Callahan • Course# 3710-FHA

Advanced Beginning Tap

Ages 15 and up. This course is designed for the adult who knows or once knew the basic steps and wants to dance in creative combinations. Rhythm, clarity of sound and fun will be stressed. Tap shoes may be purchased from the instructor. Tue Sep 24 • 7:00p-7:55p • 6 sessions • $56 Central HS • K. Callahan • Course# 3711-FHA

Family Fun: Thriller Night Line Dance

Moonwalk your way into a thrilling morning learning the moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." No partner necessary. Adults can register alone or be accompanied by youth, ages 8 or older. Costumes encouraged! Fee is $15 per adult or $25 per adult/child pair. Sat Oct 26 • 10:30a-12:00p • 1 session • $15/$25 Ramsey MS • L. Wegleitner • Course# 3727-FEA

music Beginning and Intermediate Guitar

Ages 15 and up. Bring your own guitar. These are individual halfhour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-744-5094 to register. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • P. Storms • Course# 3940-FHA Register online at commed.spps.org

Blues: The Roots of American Music: West Africa to the Delta

Take a musical journey through the birth of the Blues from West Africa to the Mississippi Delta. Uncover the historical roots of this genre through recordings, film and group discussion. Email questions and answers to Living Blues magazine critic Justin O’Brien. Mon Sep 30 • 6:00p-7:00p • 1 session • $10 Como HS • C. Granias • Course# 5555-FHA

Blues: The Roots of American Music: The Delta to Chicago

Take a musical journey through the birth of the Blues from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. Uncover the historical roots of this genre through recordings, film and group discussion. Email questions and answers to Living Blues magazine critic Justin O’Brien. Mon Oct 7 • 6:00p-7:00p • 1 session • $10 Como HS • C. Granias • Course# 5556-FHA

Blues: The Roots of American Music: Chicago and Beyond

Take a musical journey through the birth of the Blues from Chicago to present day, including rock and rap. Uncover the historical roots of this genre through recordings, film and group discussion. Email questions and answers to Living Blues magazine critic Justin O’Brien. Mon Oct 14 • 6:00p-7:00p • 1 session • $10 Como HS • C. Granias • Course# 5557-FHA

Harmonica/Blues Harp: All Skill Levels

Ages 16 and up. No previous musical experience necessary. Students need their own ten-hole standard harmonica in the key of C, or a twelve- or sixteen-hole chromatic harmonica in the key of C. These are individual half-hour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-744-5094 to register. No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3950-FHA

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Mandolin Lessons: All Skill Levels

Ages 16 and up. Prior experience with a stringed instrument is helpful but not necessary. The student's goals and musical interests will determine the exact focus of the lessons. You will be asked to provide a book of mandolin music once the lessons begin. Beginners will work on fundamentals of good right- and left-hand technique. Students need their own instrument. These are individual half-hour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-744-5094 to register. No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3955-FHA

Piano: Introduction to Blues Using Chords and Playing by Ear

Learn to play the piano without taking years of lessons! At this seminar you will learn about chords, bass lines, swing, rock, pop music and a chord progression so powerful that thousands of tunes have been written on it. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor for charts and a music book. Sat Oct 19 • 8:30a-10:30a • 1 session • $16 Ramsey MS • C. Wyser • Course# 3933-FHA

Piano Lessons for Beginners

Ages 5 and up. Adult beginners welcome. Learn or review the basics of reading notes, rhythm, technique and chord symbols. Bring your own music or the instructor will suggest music for you to purchase. Students need a piano or keyboard to practice at home. These are individual half-hour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-744-5094 to register. No class Oct. 16. Mon Sep 23 • 6:30p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $128 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-FHA Wed Sep 25 • 6:30p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $128 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-FHB Sat Sep 28 • 8:00a-11:00a • 7 sessions • $128 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-FHC

drama

Designed for those with little or no theatrical experience. Students will learn very basic approaches to playing a scene on stage and overcoming stage fright. Fundamentals of speech and movement will also be covered. Playwrights explored include Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, William Inge and Wendy Wasserstein. Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-9:00p • 5 sessions • $56 Central HS • M. Cutler • Course# 3524-FHA FALL 2013

Ages 6 and up. Students must provide their own violin. Students in grades 1 and 2 must be accompanied by an adult. Students may be required to purchase a shoulder rest (approx. $4). Students or their parents/guardians must contact the instructor before attending their first lesson. These are individual half-hour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-744-5557 to register. Mon Sep 23 • 5:30p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $128 Ramsey MS • M. Hellem • Course# 3970-FHA

Violin/Fiddle Lessons: All Skill Levels

Ages 16 and up. Prior experience with a stringed instrument is helpful but not necessary. The student's goals and musical interests will determine the exact focus of the lessons. You will be asked to provide a music book once the lessons begin. Beginners will work on fundamentals of good right- and left-hand technique. Students need their own instrument. These are individual half-hour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-744-5094 to register. No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3958-FHA

Beginning and Intermediate Voice Lessons Ages 14 and up. These are individual half-hour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-744-5094 to register. Mon Sep 23 • 5:30p-8:30p • 7 sessions • $150 Highland MS • S. Felix • Course# 3965-FHA

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Acting American Classics for Absolute Beginners

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Acting for Absolute Beginners Contemporary Scene Study Through exercises, improvisation, and for Absolute Beginners sharing energy and ideas, students will gain basic skills of moving and speaking in front of an audience, all while having a good time! Scenes from popular plays will be used. Wed Sep 25 • 7:00p-9:00p • 5 sessions • $56 Central HS • J. Townsend • Course# 3500-FHA

For those with little or no acting experience. Students will learn basics of speaking and moving on stage while exploring short scenes in comedy and drama from contemporary playwrights like Edward Albee, Caryl Churchill, Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang and Sarah Ruhl. Mon Nov 4 • 7:00p-9:00p • 5 sessions • $56 Wed Nov 6 • 7:00p-9:00p • 5 sessions • $56 Central HS • M. Cutler • Course# 3500-FHB Central HS • J. Townsend • Course# 3501-FHA Register online at commed.spps.org

Fitness Cardio l Sports l Yoga Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 62.

Low-Impact Aerobics and Zumba

Our easy-to-follow classes include a warm-up combining upperbody strengthening and stretching, and a cardio workout that incorporates low-impact aerobic and Zumba moves. After a brief cool-down there will be body conditioning and a final stretch. For a single fee you will be entitled to unlimited participation in any of the classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings for the entire session. Bring a mat; hand weights are optional. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Dec. 23, 25, 28, 30, Jan. 1, 4. Mon/Wed/Sat • 6:30p-7:30p (Mon/Wed) & • 27 sessions • $88 Sep 23-28 • 8:30a-9:30a (Sat) Central HS • C. Blakey • Course# 5301-FCA Mon/Wed/Sat • 6:30p-7:30p (Mon/Wed) & • 16 sessions • $51 Dec 2-7 • 8:30a-9:30a (Sat) Central HS • C. Blakey • Course# 5301-FCB

Aikido and Ki Development

Aikido and Ki Development combines Japanese martial arts with breathing, relaxation and coordination techniques to develop your natural ability to respond to stress and conflict positively, peacefully and creatively. Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-6:55p • 4 sessions • $40 The Center for • J. Poppele • Course# 5051-FCA Mind-Body Oneness 558 Vandalia St., 55114

Below the Belt

Tighten and tone your tummy, tush and thighs with aerobics focused on those hard-to-reach muscle groups. Bring an exercise mat or a towel and a resist-a-ball or fitness ball. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Nov. 18, Dec. 23, 25, 30, Jan. 1. Mon Sep 23 • 5:30p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $56 Highland HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5330-FCA Wed Sep 25 • 5:30p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $56 Highland HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5330-FCB

Total Body Conditioning

Combine cardio and resistance training, along with some great stretching. This workout is designed to improve muscular endurance, cardiovascular health and flexibility. Start with a moving warm-up follwed by combination high/low-impact aerobics, then move on to core-strengthening exercises, followed by stretching, relaxation, and final cool-down. Bring a mat and water bottle. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 5:40p-6:40p • 11 sessions • $39 Ramsey MS • L. Van Berkom • Course# 5302-FCA

Basic Cirque-Elation Hoop Dance

Hula hooping is for all ages and stages! A hula-hoop is a tool you can use to achieve your fitness goal or to simply have fun. This old-fashioned toy has resurfaced in a new way that challenges your flexibility, rhythm, balance and strength. Beginners are welcome! Join us and you might surprise yourself. Mon Oct 14 • 7:00p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $35 Ramsey MS • A. Zieper • Course# 5190-FCA

Jazzercise

Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today's hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today. $35 per month unlimited, $12 drop-in. Register at the door. No registrations taken by Community Education. For information, call Sandy at 651-983-6807. No class Oct.16, Nov. 5, 30, Dec. 7, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31, Jan. 1, 4. Mon-Wed/Sat • ongoing Mon-Wed Sep 3 • 5:45p-6:45p & Sat Sep 21 • 8:30a-9:30a Ramsey MS • S. Reinhold • Course# 5305-FCA

Wed Nov 20 • 5:30p-6:15p • 7 sessions • $49 Highland HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5330-FCD Mon Nov 25 • 5:30p-6:15p • 6 sessions • $42 Highland HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5330-FCC

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Running Your First 5K: From Sidelines to Finish Line

Karate: Kobayashi Shorin-Ryu

Learn the art of Kobayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate in a casual and friendly setting. Gain self-confidence and get some exercise while learning self-defense and traditional techniques. No experience necessary. No uniform required; wear loose clothing. Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $68 Creative Arts HS • S. Fox/S. Mann • Course# 5969-FCA

Beginning Pilates-Based Mat Exercise

Condition and tone your body with Pilates. Controlled mat exercises create strength, stability and suppleness in the spine while improving abdominal and back strength, posture and balance. Pilates provides stress reduction while enhancing injury prevention. Bring a blanket and mat. Mon Sep 23 • 6:30p-7:30p • 8 sessions • $68 Highland MS • J. Dregni • Course# 5690-FCA Thu Sep 26 • 6:30p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $51 Highland MS • A. Thompson • Course# 5690-FCB

Advanced Pilates-Based Mat Exercise

This class is for those with at least six months experience in Pilates and interested in furthering their practice. In addition to the Hundred, Coordination, Leg Circles and Bridging, advanced exercises like the Roll Over, Jackknife, Hip Circles and Swan will be included. Not recommended for those with back or neck issues. Bring a blanket, mat and small towel. Tue Nov 12 • 6:30p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $51 Highland MS • A. Thompson • Course# 5691-FCA

Qigong Active Exercises

Inspired from T’ai-Chi, this qigong series teaches energybased physical exercises that will increase your strength, spinal flexibility and stamina – with no pain. The class progresses through 12 choreographed exercises focusing on slow, rhythmic breathing and mindfulness. Participants sit or stand depending on ability; a mat is optional. Wear comfortable clothing. All levels of ability are welcome. A reference book is available for purchase from the instructor for $20. Thu Sep 26 • 4:45p-6:15p • 6 sessions • $67 Bridge View • B. Franck • Course# 6405-FEA

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Running 3.1 miles is an attainable goal and this class will help you get there! We'll cover proper stretching techniques, how to overcome the mental challenges of running and get you on your way to a 5K finish. Each class will include running. All running will be outdoors, so wear appropriate clothing for running and the weather. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-7:00p • 6 sessions • $52 Como HS • L. Staiger • Course# 5112-FCA

Self-Defense for Women and Girls

Ages 13 and up. Students will learn effective responses for common attacks. This includes basic kicks, blocks, strikes, methods for getting out of a grab or hold, and some throws. Discover how to identify the weaknesses of grabs and holds so they can exploit these even if they don't remember or know a specific technique. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-6:55p • 8 sessions • $50 Creative Arts HS • S. Fox • Course# 5970-FCA

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

T'ai Chi Ch'uan offers significant health benefits including low-impact exercise, relaxation, stress-management, flexibility, serenity and balance. Each class consists of three segments: standing Chi Kung, seated Chi Kung, and the practice of T'ai Chi forms. No class Nov. 30, Dec. 7. Mon Sep 23 • 6:30p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $58 Ramsey MS • Laughing Waters T'ai Chi Club • Course# 5660-FCA Sat Sep 28 • 8:30a-10:00a • 11 sessions • $90 Ramsey MS • Laughing Waters T'ai Chi Club • Course# 5660-FCB Mon Nov 11 • 6:30p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $50 Ramsey MS • Laughing Waters T'ai Chi Club • Course# 5660-FCC

Nordic Walking

Turn your walk into a total body workout! Discover how proper Nordic Walking techniques engage up to 90% of your muscles while increasing your heart rate and calorie burn. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. LEKI Nordic Walking poles will be available for use during the class. Mon Sep 30 • 6:30p-7:45p • 2 sessions • $30 Como HS • K. Okey • Course# 5260-FCA

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Fitness Cardio l Sports l Yoga yoga Beginning Hatha Yoga

Weight Training for Women

Weight training strengthens your muscles and raises your metabolism. In this women-only class, we'll use free weights to tighten and tone your muscles in a fun and inclusive atmosphere. Bring an exercise mat or a towel; weight gloves are optional. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Nov. 18, Dec. 23, 25, 30 and Jan. 1. Mon Sep 23 • 6:15p-7:15p • 8 sessions • $76 Highland HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5340-FCA Wed Sep 25 • 6:15p-7:15p • 8 sessions • $76 Highland HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5340-FCB Wed Nov 20 • 6:15p-7:15p • 7 sessions • $67 Highland HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5340-FCD Mon Nov 25 • 6:15p-7:15p • 6 sessions • $57 Highland HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5340-FCC

Zumba!

Hypnotic Latin rhythms fused with easy-to-follow dance moves create a dynamic fitness program. Experience exhilaration through one hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing movements. No dance experience necessary. Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $65 Homecroft • M. Pirela • Course# 5300-FCA Wed Sep 25 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $65 Homecroft • M. Pirela • Course# 53 00-FCB Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-10:00a • 8 sessions • $65 Ramsey MS • A. Hodge • Course# 5300-FCC

Water Exercise classes See Aquatics, pages 41-45.

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You've heard about the benefits of yoga, but have you tried it yet? Come and see what all the fuss is about. We'll cover the basic principles of yoga and show you how to stretch and strengthen your body and mind. Bring a blanket, yoga mat and belt. Wear loose clothing and please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Nov. 14, 28. Tue Sep 24 • 7:55p-8:55p • 6 sessions • $48 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5875-FCA Thu Sep 26 • 5:15p-6:15p • 10 sessions • $80 Highland MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5875-FCD Mon Sep 30 • 5:15p-6:15p • 10 sessions • $80 Ramsey MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5875-FCC Tue Nov 12 • 7:55p-8:55p • 6 sessions • $48 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5875-FCB

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Hatha Yoga

Recognize your physical and mental potential through yoga! This mixed-level class focuses on the basic principles of yoga and explores poses in more detail. Please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Nov. 30, Dec. 7. Sat Sep 28 • 8:00a-9:00a • 6 sessions • $48 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5874-FCA Sat Nov 9 • 8:00a-9:00a • 6 sessions • $48 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5874-FCB

Advanced Beginning Hatha Yoga

Continue your yogi journey with this follow up to Beginning Hatha Yoga, which will include more physically demanding poses. Bring two blankets, a yoga mat and belt. Wear loose clothing and please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Oct. 16. Tue Sep 24 • 5:15p-6:15p • 6 sessions • $48 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5876-FCA Wed Sep 25 • 7:55p-8:55p • 5 sessions • $43 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5876-FCB Wed Nov 6 • 7:55p-8:55p • 7 sessions • $56 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5876-FCD Tue Nov 12 • 5:15p-6:15p • 6 sessions • $48 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5876-FCC

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Slow Flow Yoga and Meditation

Intermediate Gentle Hatha Yoga

Explore the introductory poses in greater depth and focus on breathing practices. Please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 5:15p-6:15p • 5 sessions • $43 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5879-FCA Wed Nov 6 • 5:15p-6:15p • 7 sessions • $56 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5879-FCB

Intermediate Hatha Yoga

For students who have completed Beginning and Advanced Beginning Yoga classes and are looking to continue challenging their yoga practice. Bring a blanket and yoga mat. Please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Oct. 16, Nov. 14, 28. Tue Sep 24 • 6:20p-7:50p • 6 sessions • $54 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5877-FCA Wed Sep 25 • 6:20p-7:20p • 5 sessions • $48 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5877-FCC Thu Sep 26 • 6:20p-7:50p • 10 sessions • $90 Highland MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5877-FCF Mon Sep 30 • 6:20p-7:50p • 10 sessions • $90 Ramsey MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5877-FCE Wed Nov 6 • 6:20p-7:50p • 7 sessions • $63 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5877-FCD Tue Nov 12 • 6:20p-7:50p • 6 sessions • $54 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5877-FCB

Advanced Hatha Yoga

For students who have completed one year of intermediate Hatha yoga in the Iyengar tradition or with instructor permission. Please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Nov. 30, Dec. 7. Sat Sep 28 • 9:05a-10:35a • 6 sessions • $54 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5878-FCA

The slower flow of this yoga class first warms the body with strength building poses and then uses more restorative postures with longer holds to allow for deep release. Suitable for all levels including beginning yoga students. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. Wear comfortable clothing and please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Wed Sep 25 • 7:10p-8:10p • 6 sessions • $48 Harding HS • C. Carroll • Course# 5198-FCA Wed Nov 6 • 7: 10p-8:10p • 6 sessions • $48 Harding HS • C. Carroll • Course# 5198-FCB

Beginning and Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga

For both beginning and experienced yogis, we'll focus on proper alignment, breathing and relaxation to calm your mind, stretch your muscles, improve balance, strength, circulation and mobility. Be prepared for vigorous activity. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing and please keep perfume/ scented lotion usage to a minimum. Wed Sep 25 • 6:00p-7:00p • 6 sessions • $48 Harding HS • C. Carroll • Course# 5299-FCA Wed Nov 6 • 6:00p-7:00p • 6 sessions • $48 Harding HS • C. Carroll • Course# 5299-FCB

Yoga 1: Nice and Easy

Discover your mind/body balance through gentle movements, yoga postures, breathing exercises and deep relaxation! This is a great class for beginners or those wanting a gentle approach to yoga. Bring a blanket or yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing and please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Wed Sep 25 • 7:00p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $64 Como Elem • M. Ames • Course# 5702-FCA

Yoga and Pilates

Get the best of both worlds with core-strengthening Pilates exercises, step-by-step instruction in yoga postures, sun salutations, breathing exercises and deep relaxation. Some yoga experience necessary. Bring a blanket or a mat. Wear comfortable clothing and please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Wed Sep 25 • 5:45p-6:45p • 8 sessions • $64 Como Elem • M. Ames • Course# 5699-FCA

Sat Nov 9 • 9:05a-10:35a • 6 sessions • $54 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5878-FCB

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Health CPR l Safety l Wellness Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 62.

Blood Pressure Checks See Seniors, page 36. Balancing Female Hormones Naturally

Discuss different symptoms related to PMS, menopause and perimenopause. There are hundreds of symptoms associated with these conditions including: depression, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, weight gain and insomnia. Find out what the standard medical approach is for alleviation and then learn natural ways to balance your hormones, improve energy, detoxify and achieve your optimal health. Tue Sep 24 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $20 Highland MS • S. O'Keefe • Course# 5663-FHA Tue Dec 10 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $20 Highland MS • S. O'Keefe • Course# 5663-FHB

CPR: Adult, Child, Infant & AED Training

Learn CPR and obstructed airway procedures for adults, children and infants. Upon completion of this class, you will receive a oneyear certification from the American Heart Association. (AED = Automated External Defibrillator) Sat Oct 5 • 8:30a-11:00a • 1 session • $60 Central HS • Twin Cities Safety • Course# 5512-FHA

Gut Reaction: Restore Digestive Health through Nutrition

Do you suffer from heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, an auto-immune disorder or depression? These are all indications of digestive problems. Learn how the right foods and selected supplements can restore intestinal health. CEUs for nursing available. Tue Sep 24 • 5:30p-7:30p • 1 session • $38 Ramsey MS • Nutritional Weight & Wellness • Course# 5651-FHA

Brain Body Fitness

Supercharge your whole brain and body in a fun, motivational and multi-active program. Overcome brain fog, loss of memory, and improve balance, motivation and organization thorugh Brain Gym movements and activities including reading, writing, creativity and play. Fee class includes manual. Wed Sep 25 • 10:00a-11:00a • 1 session • Free (sample class) Conway Rec • K. Murlowski • Course# 6409-FSA Wed Oct 9 • 10:00a-11:30a • 4 sessions • $75 Conway Rec • K. Murlowski • Course# 6409-FSB

Healing Arts 101

Explore a wide variety of holistic health practices including acupuncture, bee therapy, energy medicine, and even shamanism! You'll leave class understanding the background of the practices, what issues they can address, and what to expect during a session. Bring your questions! Wed Oct 2 • 6:30p-8:00p • 2 sessions • $39 Central HS • C. Huff • Course# 5679-FEA

Meditation: Self-Healing and Self-Transformation

Brain Gym 101

Improve learning, vision, listening skills and physical coordination. Brain Gym is a kinesiology program that has been used for over 20 years in more than 80 countries to effectively improve reading comprehension and writing skills, and to boost performance in athletics, music and academics. The class will include moderate movement; wear comfortable clothing. Sat Nov 9 • 9:30a-12:30p • 1 session • $24 Central HS • A. Kennedy • Course# 4677-FHA

Join a certified universal Tao instructor for a fun-filled series of self-healing meditation techniques. These techniques teach you how to transform everyday stress into vitality and balance negative emotions with positive to create internal harmony. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor. Mon Oct 21 • 7:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $50 Highland MS • B. Bertsch • Course# 5640-FHA

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Overcoming Thyroid Conditions

Learn how holistic treatment can be implemented in order to treat thyroid conditions and other hormonal disorders. This lecture will include information on natural hormones, vitamins and mineral supplementation, dietary changes and detoxification, and can resolve the underlying conditions of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Graves' disease, Hashimoto's disease and hypothyroidism. Tue Nov 12 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $20 Highland MS • S. O'Keefe • Course# 5676-FHA

Redefining Posture with the Alexander Technique

Poor posture has a profound effect on our health and well-being, affecting our breathing and digestion and causing headaches and back pain. We will explore practical ways the Alexander Technique can help us improve our posture so we can experience more ease in everyday movement. Some work will be done on the floor. Bring a blanket or yoga mat. Tue Sep 24 • 6:30p-7:45p • 4 sessions • $45 Highland MS • L. Hill • Course# 5680-FHA

Adult Driver Education

This class is designed for people 18 years and older who need a comprehensive overview of the rules and regulations that are necessary to obtain a permit. The class is taught by a certified driver education instructor. Fee includes two hours of Behindthe-Wheel instruction. Tue Oct 29 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $150 Gordon Parks HS • Course# 2594-FDA 1212 University Ave. W., 55104 To register, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

Looking for Senior Driving Classes? See Seniors, page 35. Making Sense of a Violent Culture See Growth, page 29.

parenting Ending Temper Tantrums

The dreaded temper tantrum induces fears of failure as a parent, frustration over your child's mystifying behavior, and a need for peace. We will explore temper tantrums and discover powerful solutions for remaining calm while moving our children through the moment with minimal disruption and maximum resolution. Thu Oct 24 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $29 Highland MS • J. Jerabek • Course# 13-FHA

Foods to Build Happy Kids

Are your children picky eaters? Junk-food lovers? Pop drinkers? Not hungry at meal time, but snack all day? Are mood swings a problem? Replace fast food and processed food with simple, nutritious food to curb sugar cravings, balance moods and increase energy and focus for school or athletics while preventing weight gain. Thu Oct 17 • 5:30p-7:30p • 1 session • $38 Highland MS • Nutritional Weight & Wellness • Course# 5659-FHA

Aging Resources Family Caregiving

Are you a caregiver? Learn to identify caregivers and resource for caregivers. Resources include respite services, caregiver education and training, support groups, caregiver coach/consultant services, health insurance counseling, and supplemental services. Information and assistance is provided by the Senior LinkAge Line. Tue Nov 19 • 10:30a-12:00p • 1 session • $5 Wellstone Center • M. Theesfeld, MAAA • Course# 2904-FSA

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This six-week PTC series of classes is conducted by certified trainers and has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver health. Learn to manage personal stress, communicate feelings, needs and other challenging situations to better care for others. Tue Oct 8 • 5:00p-7:00p • 6 sessions • $40 Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson Rd., 55106 Conway-Battle Creek and Payne-Phalen Living at Home Block Nurse Programs • Course# 6401-FEA = Daytime/senior-friendly class

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Senior LinkAge Line: Who We Are and What We Do

Senior LinkAge Line provides information and assistance to seniors and caregivers with the goal of enabling seniors to stay independent in their homes as long as possible. Staff provide comprehensive, objective information about Medicare and health insurance options to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. This presentation includes an introduction to www.MinnesotaHelp.info. Wed Nov 13 • 10:30a-12:00p • 1 session • $5 Oxford Community Center • M. Theesfeld, MAAA • Course# 2902-FSA

Health Care Directives

Discuss why a health care directive is important and how to complete a Minnesota Health Care Directive. We will explain what a health care agent can do if a person is unable to make or communicate decisions. Questions about health care values and preferences will be presented with instructions to legally communicate personal choices about health care decisions. Tue Oct 8 • 6:00p-7:30p • 1 session • $5 Como HS • M. Theesfeld, MAAA • Course# 5568-FSA

Medicare A, B, C, and D – An Overview

Hear an overview of Medicare, including what is covered by Parts A and B, enrollment guidelines, Minnesota options including the Advantage Plans (Part C), Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), and where to go for extra help with prescription drug costs. We will also cover Medicare fraud. Wed Oct 23 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $5 Harding HS • M. Theesfeld, MAAA • Course# 5501-FSA

Getting to Know VA Benefits

Are you in need of more information on the State and Federal VA Benefits that apply to veterans and their family members? Learn what benefits exist, who is eligible and who to contact to assist you with the VA claims process. Thu Oct 10 • 1:00p-2:00p • 1 session • Free Conway Rec • D. Kaiser • Course# 5560-FSA

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Home Maintenance l Mechanics l Remodeling Registration

Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 62.

Basic Home Repair

Electrical Circuits

Drywall and Plaster Repair

Home Basics: Heating and Cooling

This is an introductory class for people who want to learn how to do basic home repairs. Emphasis will be focused on sinks, faucets, tubular drainage, toilet repairs and electrical repairs. Information will be presented on types of tools needed and their uses. There will be hands-on application in class. Mon Sep 30 • 6:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $43 Como HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6800-FEA

Learn to repair damaged walls and ceilings. This class covers the different kinds of drywall, hanging and taping, drywall repair, and repairing of plastered areas with either drywall or plaster. Handson opportunities are available. Mon Dec 9 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $23 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6012-FEA

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Learn to do basic home electrical wiring repairs. Students will learn about the different types of wire, circuit breakers, light switches and wall receptacles and how to replace them. Experience hands-on exercises to wire three different types of circuits and how to test them. Mon Oct 21 • 6:00p-8:30p • 2 sessions • $34 Como HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6200-FEA

Get the most out of your furnace and your home. Learn to control energy consumption, poor thermal comfort and indoor quality issues. See how getting your heating/cooling system to work together with your home can save money and give you a safer, more comfortable home. Thu Oct 10 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $26 Harding HS • R. Lehman • Course# 6071-FEA FALL 2013

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Home Basics: Plumbing

Learn how the plumbing in your home fits together as a system to get the most out of what you have. Save money by doing minor maintenance and repairs – and know when to call in the professionals. Get a close up of fixtures and fittings to know how they work and how they fail. Thu Oct 3 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $26 Harding HS • R. Lehman • Course# 6070-FEA

Sanding Your Own Floors

With the right training, tools, and preparation, hardwood floor sanding is something you can do yourself. Learn to assess floor condition, evaluate different rental sanders, practice sanding techniques, and explore finish options. Get tips on preparation, eliminating flaws, refinishing stairs and corners, and how to recognize when you should hire a professional. Tue Oct 1 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Pete's Hardwood Floors • K. Macey • Course# 6425-FEA 186 Fairview Ave. N., 55104

Window Restoration: Energy Efficiency

Save money with just a few repairs! The class covers taking apart windows, replacing broken sashes and ropes, dealing with painted-shut windows and weather stripping, as well as rattles, condensation and energy savings. Mon Oct 28 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $28 Ramsey MS • P. Schmidt • Course# 6730-FEA

Window Restoration: Glazing Repair

This class covers non-energy-related repair and restoration. You'll learn how to replace glass and use glazing putty so it looks professionally done, repair rotten wood, and sand, stain and varnish or paint your windows. Bring in your old window parts for evaluation! Mon Nov 4 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $28 Ramsey MS • P. Schmidt • Course# 6120-FEA

Basic Auto Maintenance

This hands-on class will cover general maintenance, safety inspection and minor repairs for your specific make and model car, light truck or SUV. Bring your vehicle, safety glasses and questions. Start saving money by doing it yourself. Tue Oct 1 • 6:30p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $51 Wilbur's Auto Service • D. Wilbanks • Course# 6007-FEA 1138 Payne Ave., 55130

Small Gas Engine Maintenance and Repair

Take apart, clean and repair a small gas engine. Please bring in your own engine to work on to the first class. Tue Sep 24 • 7:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $61 Central Service Station • J. Aaslund • Course# 6450-FEA 1157 Selby Ave., 55104

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Basic Woodshop

Build a stepstool using either hand tools and/or small power tools. Practice most phases of woodworking skills: cutting, gluing, sanding and assembly. Materials for this project will be furnished, however, students are encouraged to bring their own power or hand tools. Time permitting, students may select an additional simple project. Sat Sep 28 • 10:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $60 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6000-FEA Sat Nov 9 • 10:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $60 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6000-FEB

Intermediate Woodshop

Work on a simple project of your choice, using either hand tools and/or small power tools. You will be introduced to the jig/scroll saw, band saw, disc/belt sander and the drill press. Materials for your project will not be furnished. Students are encouraged to bring their own power or hand tools to use. Previous woodshop skills required. Sat Sep 28 • 10:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $60 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6001-FEA Sat Nov 9 • 10:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $60 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6001-FEB

Open Woodshop

This class is designed for students who have a specific project in mind. Power tool instructions are available. Bring your plan and wood for project to the first class. Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $69 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6002-FEA Sat Nov 9 • 9:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $69 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6002-FEB

Family Fun! Woodshop

Adults, spend time with your favorite youngster in the woodshop. Kids will work on a preselected project with your participation. Parents can make the project, too! Learn about several different woodworking machines and hand tools. Adults are required to attend the class with the youth. Fee is per adult/child pair. Ages 10-14. Mon Nov 18 • 5:30p-7:30p • 3 sessions • $49 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6072-FEA

Family Fun! Worm Composting for the Winter Compost your food waste rapidly, while producing a high-quality compost and fertilizing liquid. Learn how your family can set up, maintain, and troubleshoot worm composting bins. Fee includes a .9 cubic foot bin, complete with worms, instructions and supplies! Fee is per one adult or adult/child pair. Ages 10 and up. Thu Oct 17 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $63 Harding HS • N. Cunningham • Course# 6062-FEA

Register online at commed.spps.org

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Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 62.

Beginning American Sign Language

Learn to communicate with the deaf by using American Sign Language. Students learn basic vocabulary and sentence structure, and are introduced to deaf culture. No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • R. Chadwick • Course# 4370-FHA

Intermediate American Sign Language

This class is for students who have completed Beginning American Sign Language or have equivalent experience. No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • R. Chadwick • Course# 4371-FHA

Beginning Mandarin Chinese

In this introductory class to Modern Standard (Mandarin) Chinese, students will focus on basic conversational skills, while exploring the origin and history of the written language. Students will also be introduced to Chinese culture. Recommended text: Barron's Mandarin Chinese the Easy Way by Williams and Wu. No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 6:00p-7:30p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • J. Jiang • Course# 4350-FHA

Beginning French 2

Ideal for students who have completed Beginning French or have basic knowledge of the language. Basic conversation, reading, listening and writing skills will be taught. Students will learn regular verbs ending in "er" and "ir" as well as some irregular verbs. Present, past and future tenses, basic negations, questions and adjective usage are also part of the class. Recommended text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle, and a basic French /English dictionary. Mon Sep 23 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Como HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4003-FHA

Intermediate French

The primary objective of this course is to help students further develop proficiency in communicating in French. Students will learn reflexive verbs, the present perfect, the preterit, comparatifs and superlatifs. Main conversation topics include daily routine, telling time, leisure activities and more. Required text: Le Petit Prince (French Edition) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Recommended text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle, and a basic French/English dictionary. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $60 Como HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4004-FHA

Beginning French

Recommended for students with little to no experience with French. Basic conversation, reading, listening and writing skills will be taught. Main conversation topics include: introducing oneself, talking about food, family, telling time, and different actions in the present and past tenses. Optional text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition hardcover) by Bescherelle. Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $60 Como HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4000-FHA

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Intermediate French 2

Intended for students who have completed beginning- or intermediate-level classes. The primary objective of this course is to help students further develop proficiency in communicating in French. Students will review and learn new vocabulary and develop their grammar structures. Oral expression is a big part of this class; students will use all they know to make this class as lively as a French café. Required text: Le Petit Nicolas (French Edition) by Sempé-Goscinny. Recommended text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle, and a basic French/English dictionary. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Como HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4005-FHA

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Communication ASL l Foreign Language l Writing Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

Advanced French

Intended for students who have completed the intermediate-level classes, this course involves a systematic, dynamic and playful review of French grammar and develops writing skills. French cultural and textual analysis, translations and oral presentations will be used in order to fine-tune these skills. Required text: Le Petit Nicolas et ses voisins (French Edition) by Sempé-Goscinny. Recommended text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle, and a basic French/English dictionary. Wed Sep 25 • 6:30p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Central HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4007-FHA

Beginning German 1

This class will introduce you to basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. The textbook, Learn German the Fast and Fun Way, may be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or online at Amazon.com. Approximate cost is $20. Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Como HS • I. Ritt • Course# 4166-FHA

Beginning German 2

This class is a continuation of Beginning German 1 and includes more complex grammar, writing and conversation. Students with previous German language experience are also welcome. The textbook, Learn German the Fast and Fun Way, may be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or online at Amazon.com. Approximate cost is $20. Mon Sep 23 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Como HS • I. Ritt • Course# 4167-FHA

Introduction to Irish Gaelic

This course will cover basic everyday conversation and useful phrases, along with insights into how the language works. Students who complete this course will have the option of continuing with Monday night Irish lessons for free, in the regular program taught by Gaeltacht Minnesota for more than 30 years. Learn more about Gaeltacht Minnesota and the Irish Language at www.gaelminn.org. Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $35 Central HS • Gaeltacht Minnesota • Course# 4010-FHA

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Beginning Italian 1

An introduction to basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary along with insights on Italian culture. The textbook, Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way, may be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or online at Amazon.com. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Como HS • M. Nilles • Course# 4170-FHA

Beginning Italian 2

A continuation of Beginning Italian 1, this class includes more complex grammar, writing and conversation. Students with previous Italian language experience are also welcome. Ci Vediamo! The textbook, Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way, may be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or online at Amazon. com. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Como HS • M. Nilles • Course# 4171-FHA

Beginning Japanese

Discover the Japanese culture through basic conversation and expression. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Highland MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4340-FHA

Intermediate Japanese

Students will concentrate on the use of verbs. Knowledge of the Japanese scripts hiragana and katakana is helpful but not required. No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Highland MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4341-FHA

Advanced Japanese

Ideal for students who have completed Intermediate Japanese, this class will further develop students' vocabulary and conversational skills. No class Nov. 14. Thu Sep 26 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Highland MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4342-FHA

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Beginning Spanish

Designed for those taking Spanish for the first time or for those who need a refresher, this class will cover basic conversation and the fifty most common regular verbs. Taught by a native Spanish speaker. A text fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • S. Rios • Course# 4360-FHA

Advanced Beginning Spanish

Discover the Spanish language while learning grammatical rules and conjugation of fifty regular verbs and seventeen irregular verbs in present, past and future simple tenses. This class is a continuation of Beginning Spanish or for those who have had high school or some college Spanish and would like to work on their sentence writing and conversation. Taught by a native Spanish speaker. A text fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. Mon Sep 23 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • S. Rios • Course# 4361-FHA

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

This class is for those who have taken some Spanish and would like to increase their speaking ability. Students should be able to conjugate present and past tense regular verbs that end in "ar", "er" and "ir". No class Oct. 16. Wed Sep 25 • 7:00p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • T. Denny • Course# 4363-FHA

Exploring the Art of Personal Writing

Writing is an important, accessible art form and the awareness that comes with it expands the creative process. This class will explore various writing genres from journals to letters, memoir to poetry, and essay to fiction to help you discover your distinctive voice and style. Bring a journal, your favorite pen and your imagination. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor. Mon Sep 30 • 7:00p-8:30p • 5 sessions • $47 Highland MS • P. Blau • Course# 4400-FHA

Register online at commed.spps.org

Maybe you've missed your chance to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but it's never too late to improve your language skills. Along with explaining ways to eliminate spelling errors, the class will focus on the most common errors in grammar: problems with subject and verb agreement, misplaced modifiers, incomplete sentences, confusion over homonyms and more. We will examine aspects of writing style, go over some proofreading techniques, and show why running copy through a spellchecker is inadequate. This course is excellent for business people who wish to improve their communications. Mon Nov 4 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 Como HS • M. Moen • Course# 4050-FHA

How to Write Your Family History Book

Are you a fan of NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? Your ancestors are every bit as interesting as the forebears of the famous featured on the show. But if you want your family to know about your ancestors, you'll have to know how to record and organize the facts and stories about them. In this class you'll learn how to create a family history book you can be proud of, with family group sheets, pedigree charts, maps, indexes, narratives and more. Mon Oct 21 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 Como HS • M. Moen • Course# 4051-FHA

How to Write, Publish and Sell Your Ebook

As more bookstores close and publishers are downsizing, ebook sales are soaring. Ebooks are easier to produce and are more profitable. Authors are able to publish their work, make it visible to a worldwide audience, and attract the attention of an agent or traditional publisher. Learn about royalty rates, costs, formats, promotion, sales, and how to convert your manuscript into an ebook. Thu Oct 24 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Highland MS • S. Smith • Course# 4510-FHA

Publish Your Own Book

Congratulations, you've written a book. Now what? Learn about every stage of the publishing process: creation, publication, distribution, promoting/marketing and sales, combining both timehonored, traditional and cutting-edge strategies. Wed Oct 2 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Ramsey MS • S. Smith • Course# 4520-FHA

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Growth Personal Development l Events l World Issues Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 62.

Making Forgiveness Practical

Do you feel like you have forgiven someone only to find yourself caught in anger, resentment and mistrust all over again? We will explore and learn how to utilize a "toolbox" that supports working through the layers of forgiveness, as well as what to do when anger and trust issues surface. These tools will transform your relationships and your relationship with yourself. Thu Oct 10 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $29 Highland MS • J. Jerabek • Course# 4679-FHA

An Introduction to Islam

In an increasingly multicultural society, this informative course brings to the community a window into their Muslim neighbors' culture, practices and beliefs. You will be introduced to basic terminology, demographics, differences between religion and culture and more. Wed Oct 9 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $12 Ramsey MS • Islamic Resource Group • Course# 4680-FHA

Islam and Christianity: Common Ground

Explore the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity. Topics include basic beliefs and practices in the context of comparative religion and the rich history of interactions between Muslims and Christians. Discussion relating to opportunities and challenges in pursuing joint Muslim/ Christian projects is encouraged. It is recommended to attend the introductory session, An Introduction to Islam, before taking this class. Wed Nov 6 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $12 Ramsey MS • Islamic Resource Group • Course# 4688-FHA

Judaism "On One Foot": An Introduction to Jewish Belief and Practice

When Yiddish words are a part of American speech and bagels and lox are standard breakfast fare, Jewish culture has truly gone mainstream. But what are the beliefs, values and religious traditions of the Jewish faith? How do Jews express that faith in their everyday lives? Come and learn from your Jewish neighbor, a fellow Minnesotan, who will explain what Jewish life is like. Mon Oct 14 • 7:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $5 Highland MS • Jewish Community Relations Council Course# 4855-FHA

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Approaching Middle East Conflicts through Film Investigate the root causes of conflicts in the Middle East and beyond through film. Presentation before and discussion after each film viewing will delve into the historical background as well as current realities in Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran with attention also given to recent revolutions in the Arab world. In addition, we will explore the role of the U.S. in these conflicts. Please see the online course description for a list of films that have been screened at www.commed.spps.org, while noting that film substitutions may be made based on recent changes in particular countries and/or the preferences of class participants. Tue Oct 1 • 6:00p-8:00p • 4 sessions • $42 Central HS • E. Burr • Course# 4670-FHA

Israel and the Middle East: The Challenge of Peace

Framed in history and geography, this course will give background facts as well as consider modern events. This course will consider important questions, such as: Why is peace so elusive? Is a just resolution possible? Gain context for understanding a story that is never far from the headlines. A question-and-answer session will follow the program. This discussion represents the Jewish Community Relations Council's perspective on this topic. We welcome all to participate in this dialogue. Mon Oct 21 • 7:00p-8:30p • 2 sessions • $10 Highland MS • Jewish Community Relations Council Course# 4850-FHA

Online Dating Sites: Are You Ready to Join?

Have you thought about meeting a potential date/partner in cyberspace? Today, there are many options to choose from. We'll have a frank and lively discussion about some of the popular dating/meeting sites. Gain a better understanding concerning the costs, benefits, safety issues and challenges of meeting someone online. Thu Oct 3 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $10 Highland MS • G. Moon • Course# 4689-FHA

Register online at commed.spps.org

Growth Personal Development l Events l World Issues A Day in the Life: One Soldier's Tour of Duty in Vietnam

Join a local Vietnam vet for an informative evening chronicling his tour of duty in South Vietnam from June 1970 through April 1971. Greg Moon was a (mech) infantry platoon leader and was able to extensively record his time there with photographs, Super 8 footage, captured documents and maps. After the video and pictorial lecture detailing the daily activities of an American Army soldier, there will be ample time for questions and answers. Tue Oct 1 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $10 Highland MS • G. Moon • Course# 4700-FHA

Making Sense of a Violent Culture

Are you overwhelmed by what seems to be a surge of violence in our culture? Are you confused over what to say and what not to say to your children? We have the ability to transform our world one choice at a time. In this class we will look at the origins of violent behavior, the choices we can make to prevent violence, and how to have conversations with the children we love about violence of all kinds, from bullying to physical fighting to gun violence to war. Thu Sep 26 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $29 Highland MS • J. Jerabek • Course# 4682-FHA

Register online at commed.spps.org

Vision Boards: Your Ideal Life Manifested!

Connect yourself consciously to the power of manifesting your heart's desire. In this three-part class you will learn how to articulate in writing and images what you truly want in your life. Through the power of affirmations, present tense writing and the creation of a beautiful vision board that is uniquely yours, you will get clear on your priorities and wishes and start seeing them manifest in your life. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. Sat Oct 12 • 8:30a-11:30a • 2 sessions • $60 Central HS • C. Garcia/M. Toso • Course# 4669-FHA

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Family Planetarium

We want you to drive the bus! Centerline Charter Corporation • 651-482-1524 centerlinecharter.com First Student Arlington • 651-487-4060 firststudentinc.com First Student Oakdale • 651-777-2319 firststudentinc.com Minnesota Central Bus Company • 651-645-0068 illinois-central.com Monarch Bus Service • 651-251-8080 monarchbusservice.com Safe-Way Bus Company • 651-451-1375 Sunburst Transit • 612-238-0417 sunbursttransit.com

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Food Support: Stretch your food dollars Need more money to spend on gas, utilities, childcare and other critical living expenses? See if you qualify for Food Support (stamp) benefits. If you’re in Ramsey or Washington counties, contact us for more information: • Call: 651-603-5883 • Email: foodsupport@caprw.org • Visit: www.caprw.org

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

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Family Programs When families are more involved, children do better in school! ¡Cuándo las familias se envuelven en la escuela, los niños hacen mejor en ella! Markay qoysaska aad isugu howlaan kana warqabaan, caruurtu way ku fiicnaadaan dugsiga! Thaum tsev neeg koomtes, me nyuam kawm ntawv tau zoo tshaj! zJ[H.zdCDzdwz.AEkmvDRrRCkmrRoud;w>tgtgtcg<Azdoh.wz.rRw>vXuFdylR*hRxD.0J’.M.vDRI

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) www.ecfe.spps.org • 651-793-5410

Parent and early childhood education for families with children ages birth to kindergarten entrance. ECFE provides quality classes and family activities that support parents as their children’s first and most important teachers. The standard ECFE model has 3 components: Family time (parents & children together), parent’s time and children’s time. A variety of classes are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings, including mixed ages (birth to 5), age specific (infants and toddlers) and culturally specific. Family literacy and home visiting are also part of the program. Fees are based on ability to pay. No one is turned away. Limited transportation is provided as needed. Locations: • Battle Creek 60 S. Ruth St., 55119 • Crossroads 543 Front St., 55117 • Dayton’s Bluff 262 Bates Ave., 55106 • Homecroft Early Learning Center 1845 Sheridan Ave., 55116

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Pre-Kindergarten Program www.prek.spps.org • 651-632-3760

Preparing four-year-old children for school success. Children need to be four by September 1 and live in Saint Paul. Most schools have admission priorities to serve children who are English Language Learners, qualify for free or reduced meals, or receive Early Childhood Special Education services. Classes are 5 days per week, 2.5 to 3 hours in the morning or afternoon. Parent education and support is available during this year-long transition to kindergarten. Transportation is provided where available. To apply for the program, call the Student Placement Center. In addition to the Pre-Kindergarten Program, J.J. Hill, Nokomis and Crossroads Montessori offer programming for four-year-olds. Locations: • American Indian Magnet • Barack and MIchelle Obama • Benjamin Mays/Capitol Hill • Bruce Vento • Cherokee Heights • Como Park • Crossroads* • Dayton’s Bluff • Eastern Heights

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Family Programs Discovery Club School-Age Childcare www.discoveryclub.spps.org • 651-632-3793 Discovery Club provides out-of-school time childcare in a safe, fun, caring environment that supports children’s learning and development. Discovery Club is a fee-based program offered through the Community Education Department of Saint Paul Public Schools to families with children currently enrolled in Pre-K through 5th grade (and select 6th grade schools). Transportation to hubs ( ) is available for every elementary school within the same district area. Financial Assistance may be available to qualifying families through County Assistance at 651-641-6665 for working parents/guardians and 651-266-8500 for parents/guardians in school. Subsidy information is available by calling 651-632-3793. Locations:

Adams Battle Creek (area B hub) Crossroads

Highland Park Horace Mann J.J. Hill

Randolph Heights Riverview at Roosevelt (area D hub) Rondo (Benjamin E. Mays/Capitol Hill)

Expo Four Seasons (area F hub) Hamline (area E hub)

L’Etoile du Nord Mississippi (area C hub) Nokomis (area A hub)

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Family Planetarium Seniors Clubs l Driver Improvement l Fitness Registration

Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 62.

Punch Cards:

Punch cards must be purchased to participate in Cards, Clubs, and select senior activities that are ongoing. The fee for the punch card is $10 for 10 sessions and is good for one year from the date of purchase.

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Don’t see what you are looking for? Additional daytime classes are offered throughout other sections of the catalog. Look for the sunshine icon! = Daytime/senior-friendly class

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Cribbage

Mon Sep 23 • 1:00p-2:30p • ongoing • punch card Sun Ray Library • Course# 3174-FSB

Join us for a friendly game of 500 cards. You are welcome to bring a friend, but no partner necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Thu Sep 5 • 12:30p-3:30p • ongoing • punch card Conway Rec • Course# 3171-FSA

Do you know how to play cribbage and are looking for a friendly group to play? This group meets every week. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Preregistration is not necessary. Thu Sep 5 • 12:30p-3:00p • ongoing • punch card Conway Rec • Course# 3173-FSA

Hand and Foot

Hand and Foot is a North American game related to Canasta. This friendly group meets every week. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Preregistration is not necessary. Wed Sep 4 • 12:30p-3:00p • ongoing • punch card Conway Rec • Course# 3170-FSA

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Connect and discuss with fellow readers this opportunity to enhance your experience of our monthly selection. Meets the fourth Monday of each month. No group Dec. 23. Mon Sep 23 • 12:45p-2:15p • ongoing • punch card Rice Street Library • Course# 3174-FSA

55+ Knit and Crochet Club

Refresh or learn how to knit and crochet with us. You will have the opportunity to share, read patterns and get new ideas. Beginners are welcome. Preregistration is not necessary. Tue Sep 3 • 9:30a-12:00p • ongoing • punch card Oxford Community Center • Course# 3097-FSA Tue Sep 3 • 11:00a-1:00p • ongoing • punch card Conway Rec • Course# 3097-FSB

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Seniors Clubs l Driver Improvement l Fitness Driver Improvement/Driver Safety Driver Safety 8-Hour

Driver Improvement Program 8-Hour

Students will explore changes in traffic laws, the latest vehicle technology, easy-to-use defensive driving tips, traffic safety and accident prevention. Completion of this course allows for a 10% reduction on automobile insurance premiums in Minnesota for ages 55 and over. No refreshments available. Bring a snack/ beverage if you wish. Conducted by Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. Mon/Wed Nov 4/6 • 4:30p-8:30p • 2 sessions • $24 SPPS District Administration Building • Course# 5625-FSA 360 Colborne St.

Driver Improvement Program Refresher

This 4-hour refresher course is for those who have completed the 8-hour Driver Improvement Program and need to be re-certified. No refreshments available. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Conducted by Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. Mon Sep 30 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Rondo Community Outreach Library • Course# 5626-FSA Tue Oct 22 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Rondo Community Outreach Library • Course# 5626-FSB Mon Oct 28 • 4:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $20 SPPS District Administration Building • Course# 5626-FSC 360 Colborne St. Mon Nov 18 • 9:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $20 North Dale Rec • Course# 5626-FSD Tue Jan 21 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Rondo Community Outreach Library • Course# 5626-FSE

This 8-hour course is intended to improve the driving skills of motorists 55-years-of-age and older. Completion of this course will produce a 10% reduction on insurance rates in Minnesota for ages 55 and over. No refreshments available. Bring a snack/ beverage if you wish. Conducted by AARP Driver Safety Program. Wed Sep 25/Oct 2 • 12:00p-4:00p • 2 sessions • $18 Conway Rec • Course# 5627-SuSA Sat Nov 2/9 • 8:30a-12:30p • 2 sessions • $18 Central HS • Course# 5627-FSA

Driver Safety Refresher

This 4-hour course is for those who have already completed the 8-hour Driver Safety course. Certificates will be issued to those completing the course. No refreshments available. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Conducted by AARP Driver Safety Program. Tue Sep 17 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $18 Conway Rec • Course# 5628-SuSC Sat Oct 19 • 8:30a-12:30p • 1 session • $18 Edgcumbe Rec • Course# 5628-FSA Tue Oct 29 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $18 Conway Rec • Course# 5628-FSB Tue Nov 12 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $18 Conway Rec • Course# 5628-FSC Tue Dec 3 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $18 Conway Rec • Course# 5628-FSD Tue Jan 14 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $18 Conway Rec • Course# 5628-FSE

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Seniors Clubs l Driver Improvement l Fitness Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072.

fitness and health EnhanceFitness

EnhanceFitness sessions feature exercise techniques for older adults, including strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Work at your own pace and receive personal attention from a trained instructor. We encourage you to participate two days a week. UCare for Seniors may attend at no charge. No class Nov. 28. Tue/Thu Oct 1 • 9:00a-10:00a • 20 sessions • $55 Conway Rec • J. Campbell • Course# 5150-FSA Tue/Thu Oct 1 • 10:15a-11:15a • 20 sessions • $55 Conway Rec • J. Campbell • Course# 5150-FSB

Walking the Gym

Seniors, "put on your walking shoes," kick up your heels and walk inside the gym. No activity Dec. 23-Jan. 3. Tue/Thu Sep 3 • 10:15a-11:15a • ongoing • Free Conway Rec • Course# 5250-FSA Wed Sep 4 • 1:00p-2:30p • ongoing • Free Conway Rec • Course# 5250-FSB

Blood Pressure Checks

Monitor your blood pressure on the first Thursday of each month. Sponsored by Conway-Battle Creek Living at Home Block Nurse Program. No appointment needed. Thu Sep 5 • 11:30a-12:45p • ongoing • Free Conway Rec • Course# 5570-FSA

Foot Care Clinic

This personal foot care clinic will help you keep your feet healthy. The first and fourth Tuesday of each month. Fee is per half-hour. Appointments are taken through Conway-Battle Creek Living at Home Block Nurse Program at 651-793-8190. Tue Sep 3 • 9:30a-12:30p • ongoing • $24 Conway Rec • Course# 5672-FSA

Looking for more classes relevant to your health and safety? See Health, pages 21-23.

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events Holiday Inn – An Annual Holiday Party Saint Paul Community Education Senior Program and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's Recreation for Adults 50+ Program are presenting their annual joint holiday party. The Phalen Golf Clubhouse will be transformed into a holiday atmosphere with lunch, entertainment by Ken Wanovich and prizes. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Tue Dec 10 • 11:30a-1:30p • 1 session • $17/$21 Phalen Golf Clubhouse • Course# 5211-FSA 1615 Phalen Dr. E., 55106 UCare discount does not apply. Fee: $17 includes lunch and entertainment; $21 also includes transportation from your choice of pick-up site: Conway Recreation Center • 2090 Conway St. Edgcumbe Recreation Center • 320 S. Griggs St. North Dale Recreation Center • 1414 N. St. Albans St. SPNN Building Downtown • 375 Jackson St. To register, call the C.E. Senior Program at 651-744-3072.

Second Harvest Heartland Volunteer Opportunity

As the Upper Midwest's largest hunger relief organization organization, Second Harvest Heartland distributes boxes of groceries each month to over 9,000 low-income seniors and mothers with children. All 9,000 boxes are packed by volunteers on our assembly line! You can be one of those volunteers. This service opportunity requires standing for approximately three hours, with occasional breaks, and placing an item in the boxes as they travel on a conveyor belt. Please wear closed-toe shoes for safety. Participants will be at the Maplewood warehouse. Complete information will be provided closer to the date held. Wed Oct 30 • 1:00p-4:00p • 1 session Second Harvest • S. Mansee • Course# 6410-FSA Heartland's Maplewood Warehouse 1040 Gervais Ave., 55109 (Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 61) To register, call the C.E. Senior Program at 651-744-3072.

Register online at commed.spps.org

Seniors KEYSTONE COMMUNITY SERVICES SENIOR PROGRAM & OLDER ADULTS Merriam Park Community Center

This is a year-round senior program that provides health & exercise programs, volunteer opportunities, social and active programming and Meals On Wheels. These programs and activities are advertised in our Senior Hi-Lites which we send out five times per year. Programs are held at Merriam Park Community Center 2000 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN.

Health Education Fitness Classes Light Weights, Walking & Exercise Foot Care Qigong II & Specialty Classes on Arthritis and Balance, Osteoporosis and Light Weights Krafters 4-Hour Defensive Driving Classes Driver Refresher Classes Line Dance Flu Shots Health Fair Blood Pressure Day Trips Parties & Potlucks Card Playing Pickleball

For more information or if you would like to receive the Senior Hi-Lites, call 651-645-7424 or visit www.keystonecommunityservices.org.

Adult 55+ Programs & Services E n ric hi n g l ive s for ov e r 40 years Programs & serviCes: • Intergenerational • Volunteer Program Opportunities (October) • Knitting & Crocheting • Weekly Dance Group • Ask the Lawyer • Wellness Talks • Lunch Bunch • Block Nurse Services • Lunch N’ Bingo • Cards • Massage • Care Management • Meals on Wheels • Caregiving Resources • Parties • Counseling (Medicare, Veterans Benefits, • Square Dancing Pension Rights, Legal) • Tax Help • Educational Seminars • Third Age Yoga • Evening Presentations • Exercise Class • Fare for All Food Program • Foot Care Clinic 265 Oneida Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 • Hearing Loss Education 651-298-5493 • www.west7th.org • Heated Exercise Pool West 7th Branch Library also provides • Homemaking (Cleaning, programming and is located in our building. • 55-Alive Driving Class • Annual Aging Well Expo

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Senior Programs

Saint Paul Community Education Senior Program, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and other collaborating organizations are working together to serve seniors, retirees and adults over 50 across Saint Paul. Weekly Programming sites include: • Tuesday through Thursday at Conway Recreation Center • Tuesdays at Wellstone Center • Wednesdays at Oxford Community Center Activities include cards and games, exercise classes, art and craft classes, cooking classes, driver safety/ improvement classes, computer classes, health screening, social clubs and events, tours and much more! Call 651-744-3072 to register or for more details!

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers classes/activities for Adults 50+. For more information, call 651-266-6447.

Come and try out one exercise class for free!

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Travel Community l Theatre l Tours To register or for more information, call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072.

Tour Code Rating System The Saint Paul Community Education Tour Code Rating below is an approximate guide to help participants judge the activity level of a tour. Codes are based on level of activity and physical ability rather than age. On the scale, 1 is the least demanding (appropriate for those with limited mobility but able to board buses on their own) and 5 is the most demanding, requiring a high level of physical fitness and mobility. If you’re unsure if a program is right for you, please call Sandy at 651-744-3072. 1 Limited mobility welcome 2 Must walk with minimal assistance 3 Active – able to do some Steps and/or stairs 4 Demanding – extensive walking/stairs/standing 5 Only very fit

Registration Information • Begins Wednesday, September 4, at 9:00 a.m. • Phone registration only and continues until tours are full: 651-744-3072. • Payment by credit card is preferred with registration. • Payment by check is accepted if received within ten days of registration. • No senior discount. Make payment to: ISD# 625, write the trip number(s) on the noteline, and mail to: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Pick-up Sites (vary by tour). See Pick-up Sites listed below.

Payment/Refund Policy Day Trips: • 25% of fee is due at time of registration. • Balance is due three weeks prior to trip. • Refunds minus a $5 processing fee will only be issued up to 15 business days prior to a scheduled day trip, unless otherwise specified. • NO refunds will be issued less than 15 business days for a day trip. • NO refunds will be issued for individual cancellations due to inclement weather. Overnight Trips: • For trips under $1,000, 25% of fee is due at time of registration. • For trips over $1,000, $300 is due at time of registration. • Balance is due six weeks prior to trip, unless otherwise specified. • Refunds minus a $5 processing fee will only be issued up to 30 business days (six weeks) prior to a scheduled overnight trip (varies by vendor). • Unless specified, no refunds will be issued less than 30 business days (six weeks) prior to a scheduled overnight trip. Any trip canceled by Community Education will be fully refunded.

Pick-up Sites (vary by tour) Conway Recreation Center • 2090 Conway St. Oxford Community Center • 270 N. Lexington Pkwy. (Please park on the east side of parking lot away from the building.)

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day tours 2 Senior Housing Tour: Whatever Word You Use, It Still Means HOME Tue Oct 1 • 9:00a-4:00p • $33 S. Mansee • Course# 8023-FSA Oxford Community Center (9:00 a.m.) Join us again for our popular Housing Options Tour for those 55+. Alternatives to single family homes will be explored and toured: a cooperative, a subsidized apartment, a market rate independent rental, and a housing complex that offers a continuum of care ranging from independent living to assisted living. Bonnie Clark, publisher of the Twin Cities Senior Housing Guide, explains housing types and is available to answer questions. Fee includes lunch, tours and presentations, minicoach transportation and guides. Registration due by September 23.

3 Dazzling Spin on the Art Crawl Sun Oct 6 • 12:30p-5:00p • $45 T. McCormick • Course# 8068-FSA Oxford Community Center (12:30 p.m.) The Saint Paul Art Crawl celebrates the voice of local community artists and invites us into the creative spaces where their art flourishes. Visit select sites by bus to experience unique galleries, peek at select works and meet artists and enthusiasts. From wood sculpture to paintings and pottery, a chosen sampling of the best! Wear comfortable shoes. Coffee break refreshments on your own. Fee includes minicoach transportation and guide. Registration due by September 23.

Travel Community l Theatre l Tours 3 Cemetery Walking Tour Sat Oct 12 • 9:00a-4:00p • $29 M.B. Hummel • Course# 8001-FEA Calvary Cemetery, East Gate, 753 Front Ave., 55103 (9:00 a.m.) Enjoy a daylong walking tour of some of the finest of Saint Paul's wonderful cemeteries. Learn about the history of the city and also its sociology. Wear comfortable shoes and bring lunch money. Must have your own transportation between cemeteries.

3 Family Fun! Connemara Patch Walking Tour Thu Oct 17 • 12:45p-4:00p • $25 (adult), $15 (youth) T. McCormick • Course# 8069-FEA Bruce Vento Regional Trail (Payne Avenue & East 7th Street) (12:45 p.m. departure) It's a no-school day, but the learning doesn’t have to stop! Take a walking tour of the Connemara Patch, an early Irish shanty town in St. Paul bordering Swede Hollow. Explore the area and learn about early Irish immigration, the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, local cliffs and caves, and the historically significant 7th Street Improvement Arches. Hear about Ed Phelan's murderous past, John Hay's body washing up in Carver's Cave and the scandal surrounding the Connemaras! A slice of St. Paul history not to be forgotten. Bring your camera and bottled water. Dress for the weather. Rain date is the following day, October 18. You must have your own transportation. Fee includes refreshments. Ages 6 and up. Youth under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration due by October 9.

2 A Scandinavian Specialty Thu Nov 14 • 9:00a-4:15p • $51 S. Mansee • Course# 8070-FSA Conway Rec (9:00 a.m.) • Oxford Community Center (9:15 a.m.) Explore the Nordic Twin Cities! Visit the mega store Ikea, home of the modern, functional, and yet attractive furnishings. Learn its history; explore, shop and have lunch on your own in their restaurant. Experience the beautiful American Swedish Institute, decorated for the holidays, including an exhibit of holiday Scandinavian foods. We will wrap up our day at Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts, an old-world marketplace of fine Scandinavian gifts, food, needlework and clothing, since 1921. A perfect time to do a little shopping! Fee includes admissions, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration due by November 1.

1 Plymouth Playhouse: The Church Basement Ladies in The Last (Potluck) Supper Thu Dec 5 • 10:15a-5:15p • $69 S. Mansee • Course# 8046-FSA Conway Rec (10:15 a.m.) • Oxford Community Center (10:35 a.m.) It is 1979, the day of the church's Centennial Celebration, and past parishioners have gathered to share hotdish, bars, and stories from the last 100 years. As the women work in the kitchen, these shared memoires burst into life through a series of flashbacks. These ladies manage to serve up a rib-tickling panorama of changes in the kitchen, without spilling a drop of their egg coffee! But the celebration is bittersweet; times are tough in this small farm community and hard decisions will have to be made. Once again, your favorite church basement ladies handle it all with grace, hilarity, and some brand new musical numbers that are sure to get your toes tapping. Fee includes buffet lunch, performance, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration due by November 11.

extended tours 2014 Extended Tours Showcase Tue Sep 17 • 6:30p-8:00p • Free Harding Senior High School (Library) 1540 E. Sixth St., 55106 Course# 6115-FSA Landmark Tours and Community Education present a showcase with details for spring tours. Call today to receive detailed information or find information online at www. commed.spps.org (under tours). Trip options will include: • April – Southeastern Treasures – Savannah and Charleston • May – Islands of Hawaii • June – Chicago/Taliesin • August – Pacific Northwest • September – Trains of Colorado • November – Branson, Missouri Registration for the showcase is appreciated but not required. Call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072.

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Aquatics Child l Adult l Fitness Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 62.

All pools will be closed: Oct. 17, 19, Nov. 5

Parents/guardians/participants must complete and sign the Emergency Contact Form and Waiver on the first day of class in order to participate in C.E. Aquatics.

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Children 6 months to 2 years old with a parent in the water will be introduced to movements in the water. Child must wear plastic pants or a swim diaper in the pool. No disposable diapers allowed.

Tiny Tots

For children ages 2-4 with a parent in the water. Learn water adjustment skills and have fun in the water. Child must wear plastic pants or a swim diaper in the pool. No disposable diapers allowed.

Waders with a Parent

For children ages 4 and 5 with little pool experience to prepare them for Waders (without a parent).

Waders

For children ages 4 and 5 without a parent in the water. Learn beginning swimming skills and have fun in the water.

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Lessons for tweens and teens, ages 11-14, with little or no previous swimming experience. (Similar to American Red Cross Levels 2 and 3.)

Adult Beginning

Learn the basic strokes and proper breathing techniques. (Similar to American Red Cross Levels 1-3.)

Adult Intermediate – Stroke Development

Swimmers work to improve front and back crawl and increase endurance. Focus will be on technique and stroke refinement. Swimmers will also be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards (two lengths of the pool) without stopping.

Adult Intermediate – Endurance

Swimmers work on coordination and refinement of all strokes and increase their distances. Swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards (four lengths of the pool) without stopping.

Adult Advanced

Work on all strokes but emphasis will be on endurance and distance swimming (great for triathlon training). Swimmers must be able to swim 500 yards (20 lengths of the pool) without stopping.

Register online at commed.spps.org

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Water Walking

Experience a full range of functional walking-through-water exercises to encourage core stability, balance, and preventing falls.

For children 5 years and older. Learn basic personal water safety information and skills to help participants feel comfortable in the water. Included are supported floats, glides, and combined strokes on front and back.

Water Workout

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Water Yoga

Swimmers must be comfortable in the water and have completed Level 1 or have equivalent skills. Included are water safety skills and unsupported floats, glides, and combined strokes on front and back.

Discover ways to increase your coordination, flexibility and muscular endurance with innovative "yoga-like" moves in the water.

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Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

Swimmers work to improve front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke, and increase endurance. Included are water safety skills, open turns, standing dives, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke.

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

Swimmers work on coordination and refinement of all strokes (front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke) and increase their distances. Included are water safety skills, shallow-angle dives, surface dives, sculling, and flip turns.

Level 6 – Personal Water Safety

Swimmers work to refine strokes so they can swim with more ease, efficiency, and power over greater distances. Included are water safety skills, turns for all strokes, surface dives, survival swimming, and self-rescue techniques while clothed.

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Combine the basics of swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, and deep water vertical exercises into a super calorie-burning workout. Participants must be able to tread water vertically in deep water with no floatation device. Help alleviate pain and reduce stress and fatigue while strengthening postural muscles and building endurance in preparation for labor and delivery. Recommended for women at least 12 weeks pregnant. Doctor's approval required.

Swimnastics

This healthful and relaxing activity includes exercises for stretching, agility and a light aerobic workout that is done in shallow water.

Water Pilates

Swimmers concentrate on swimming with more ease, efficiency, and power over greater distances with an emphasis on training techniques. Work on starts, turns, streamlining, and stroke drills. Class sections available for swimmers in grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. All swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool without stopping.

Lifeguard Training

Become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding for pools, First Aid, CPR, and AED. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. Students must be 15 years or older by the last day of class and be able to pass a skills pre-test. Participants who do not pass the pre-test will be issued a refund minus a $15 processing fee and will not be able to continue in the course. Certification will be issued after successful completion of written exams and skill tests; if participants do not pass the course, neither certification nor refund will be issued. For more information and pre-test skills/requirements, call 651-744-5094.

Swim Instructor Assistant Training

Learn how to assist swim instructors in teaching swim lessons. Candidates must be 14 years or older, demonstrate a strong sense of maturity and responsibility, and be competent swimmers. Participants must pass a skills pre-test conducted on the first day. Participants unable to pass the skills pre-test will be refunded the course fee minus a $10 processing fee. After successful completion of the course, participants will be qualified to apply for an assistant position with Community Education. For more information and pre-test skills/requirements, call 651-744-5094.

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Tone up your body and improve cardiovascular fitness while having fun exercising in the water to music. Toning will be emphasized.

This is a nationally-ranked program, coached by conscientious and hard-working coaches. You will learn swim skills which include dance and acrobatic movements accomplished on the surface and underwater. Participation in this activity requires a placement tryout and acceptance to a team level of your ability. For more information about the program and fees, call Vicky Knutsen at 651-470-3223, or visit their website at www.spssynchro.us.

Combine Pilates and water aerobic movements in shoulder-depth water to strengthen abdominals and core muscles. Register online at commed.spps.org

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8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2004-FAC Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2004-FAD

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Tiny Tots

8 sessions • $51 Mon Sep 23 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2001-FAE Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2001-FAF Mon Sep 23 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2001-FAG

Waders with a Parent

8 sessions • $51 Mon Sep 23 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2002-FAB

8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2005-FAC Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2005-FAD

Level 3 – Stroke Development

8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2006-FAC Mon Sep 23 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2006-FAD

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

Waders

8 sessions • $51 Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-FAE

8 sessions • $65 Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2007-FAB

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

Swimnastics

8 sessions • $51 Mon Sep 23 • 4:30p-5:20p • Course# 2202-FAA 4 sessions • $25 Mon Nov 25 • 5:00p-5:50p • Course# 2202-FAC

Water Yoga

8 sessions • $51 Mon Sep 23 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2203-FAA 4 sessions • $25 Mon Nov 25 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2203-FAB

8 sessions • $65 Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2008-FAB

Level 6 – Personal Water Safety

8 sessions • $65 Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2009-FAB

Adult Intermediate – Stroke Development 7 sessions • $58 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2101-FAA

Adult Intermediate – Endurance Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

7 sessions • $58 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2103-FAA 4 sessions • $31 Tue Nov 26 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2103-FAB

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Adult Advanced

7 sessions • $58 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 8:00p-8:50p • Course# 2102-FAA 4 sessions • $31 Tue Nov 26 • 8:00p-8:50p • Course# 2102-FAB

Water Workout

7 sessions • $46 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2200-FAB 4 sessions • $25 Tue Nov 26 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2200-FAD

9 sessions • $225 • Skills pre-test Mon., Nov. 25, 6:30p-7:30p Mon/Wed/Thu Dec 2-18 • 5:00p-9:00p • Course# 2302-FAA

Swim Instructor Assistant Training

3 sessions • $60 • Includes hands-on training (additional dates discussed in class). For more information, call 651-744-5094. Thu/Fri/Sat Oct 17-19 • 9:00a-2:00p • Course# 2300-FAA

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Tiny Tots

8 sessions • $51 • No class Oct.19. Sat Sep 21 • 11:30a-11:55a • Course# 2002-FAA

Waders

8 sessions • $51 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 9:00a-9:25a • Course# 2003-FAA Sat Sep 21 • 10:00a-10:25a • Course# 2003-FAB Sat Sep 21 • 11:00a-11:25a • Course# 2003-FAC Sat Sep 21 • 11:30a-11:55a • Course# 2003-FAD Wed Sep 25 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2003-FAG Wed Sep 25 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-FAH 7 sessions • $46 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2003-FAI Thu Sep 26 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-FAJ

Maryland Ave. Como Park Elementary School 780 W. Wheelock Pkwy.

Como Elementary School Therapeutic Pool Water Babies

8 sessions • $51 • No class Oct.19. Sat Sep 21 • 9:00a-9:25a • Course# 2000-FAA Sat Sep 21 • 9:30a-9:55a • Course# 2000-FAB Sat Sep 21 • 10:30a-10:55a • Course# 2000-FAC Wed Sep 25 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2000-FAF Wed Sep 25 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2000-FAG Wed Sep 25 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2000-FAH 7 sessions • $46 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2000-FAI Thu Sep 26 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2000-FAJ

Register online at commed.spps.org

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills 8 sessions • $65 Wed Sep 25 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2004-FAG 7 sessions • $60 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2004-FAH

Water Walking

7 sessions • $46 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 5:00p-5:50p • Course# 2206-FAA Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

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Como High School Pool Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills 7 sessions • $60 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2004-FAE

Water Pilates

7 sessions • $46 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 5:30p-6:20p • Course# 2201-FAA 4 sessions • $25 Wed Nov 27 • 5:30p-6:20p • Course# 2201-FAB

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

7 sessions • $60 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2006-FAE

Tween-Teen Beginning

7 sessions • $58 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2012-FAA

Competitive Swim Camp: Grades K-2 4 sessions • $25 Wed Nov 27 • 5:30p-6:20p • Course# 2403-FAA

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Harding Senior High School 1540 E. Sixth Street

Harding High School Pool Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills 8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 11:45a-12:35p • Course# 2004-FAB

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills 8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 11:45a-12:35p • Course# 2005-FAB

Level 3 – Stroke Development

8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 11:45a-12:35p • Course# 2006-FAB

Competitive Swim Camp: Grades 6-8 4 sessions • $25 Wed Nov 27 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2403-FAC

Adult Beginning

7 sessions • $58 • No class Nov. 5. Tue Sep 24 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2100-FAA

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Aqua Treaders

4 sessions • $25 Wed Nov 27 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2207-FAA

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Johnson High School Pool Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills 7 sessions • $60 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2004-FAI

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills 7 sessions • $60 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2005-FAF

Level 3 – Stroke Development

7 sessions • $60 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2006-FAF

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

7 sessions • $60 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2007-FAC

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

7 sessions • $60 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2008-FAC

Level 6 – Personal Water Safety

7 sessions • $60 • No class Oct. 17. Thu Sep 26 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2009-FAC

Water Workout

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Washington Technology Secondary School Pool Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills 8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 9:00a-9:50a • Course# 2004-FAA

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills 8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2005-FAA

Level 3 – Stroke Development

8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2006-FAA

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 9:00a-9:50a • Course# 2007-FAA

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 9:00a-9:50a • Course# 2008-FAA

Level 6 – Personal Water Safety

8 sessions • $65 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2009-FAA

Water Workout

8 sessions • $51 • No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 21 • 8:00a-8:50a • Course# 2200-FAA

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Family Planetarium Aquatics Child l Adult l Fitness Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

Introduction to Synchronized Swimming

Tuesdays at Cherokee Heights Elementary St. Paul Stars • $105 Participants must have swimming skills equivalent to American Red Cross Level 3. Swimmers will learn the basics of synchronized swimming and perform a basic routine the last day of class. For more information, call Vicky Knutsen at 651-470-3223.

Beginning Synchronized Swimming

Tuesdays at Harding HS and Saturdays at Humboldt HS St. Paul Stars • $150 Participants must have swimming skills equivalent to American Red Cross Level 3. Swimmers will learn the basics of synchronized swimming which include dance and acrobatic movements on the surface and underwater and perform a basic routine in the spring show and possible spring competitions. For more information, call Vicky Knutsen at 651-470-3223.

Advanced Synchronized Swimming

Tuesdays at Harding HS and Fridays & Saturdays at Humboldt HS V. Knutsen • $200 In this nationally-ranked program you will learn swim skills which include dance and acrobatic movements on the surface and underwater. Participation in this activity requires a placement tryout and acceptance to a team level of competition. For more information, call Vicky Knutsen at 651-470-3223.

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education
is currently hiring lifeguards and instructors.

Lifeguard

Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Minimum Qualifications: Current certification in the following: n American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED

Swim Instructor

Responsible for teaching American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons, parent and child classes, and adult instructional classes. Minimum Qualifications: Current certification in the following: n American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or similar certification Current certification in the following is preferred: n American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED

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Helping People. Changing Lives.

OUR PROGRAMS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Connect to resources, connect to opportunities

ENERGY ASSISTANCE Help paying your heating bill

ENERGY CONSERVATION Keeping homes energy efficient and affordable

HEAD START and EARLY HEAD START Getting families ready for kindergarten

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Helping others in your community

Call

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FamilyLearning Adult Planetarium Adults with Disabilities Programs

CLEAR

Community, Leisure Education and Recreation 651-293-5272 CLEAR classes offer opportunities to meet with old and new friends, share interests, explore talents and learn new skills necessary for a rich and independent life in a congenial environment. Classes include Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Computer, Cooking, Dance Exercise, Fashion, Games, Music, Movies, Needlework, Swimming and more. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Bridge View School, 360 Colborne Street

SEED

Supportive Experiential Education 651-228-3655 SEED classes provide an opportunity for adults who have experienced mental illness to develop intellectual, creative, social and practical skills. Classes include Independent Living Skills, Expressive Arts, Adult Basic and Continuing Education, Technology, Science and Physical Education. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Riverside Education Center, 900 Albion Avenue

CCC

Community Cultural Center 651-293-5272 The Community Cultural Center provides activities and special events for adults with developmental disabilities. Monthly calendars list a variety of activities including Cooking, Crafts, Bingo, Karaoke and Sports. Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Bridge View School, 360 Colborne Street

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GED // Math // English // Computer Skills // Job Skills // College Prep

FREE ADULT CLASSES

JOIN TODAY! Call 651-290-4822

MORNING, AFTERNOONS, AND EVENINGS

CALL, VISIT OR STOP IN FOR MORE INFORMATION Phone - 651-290-4822 Web - www.hubbs.spps.org

Have a Future Full of Possibilities Dream and Do - take the GED速 test NOW in 2013! You can go to college or enroll in a technical school. Earn yourself a better job or be on the way to a new career path. You may even get a promotion! The GED速 test will change in 2014 to include four new tests that are computer-based testing only. Any tests already started will not count for the tests starting in 2014. You will need to start over if your tests are not complete (old tests will be invalid). Start GED速 testing NOW or finish up your tests during 2013! For more information visit hubbs.spps.org/ged.html

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The Office of Alternative Education (OAE) Family Planetarium We offer instructional programming after school and during summer to students in grades K-12. Extended Day for Learning (EDL) and Summer Session provide focused, alternative learning opportunities that support achievement, so that all students experience educational success and graduate to something great! Elementary programs include academic support in reading and math, plus enrichment that may include instrumental music. Middle school programs have engaging curriculum in reading and math (Smart Math online program), plus enrichment. High school programs will offer credit recovery classroom and online opportunities at Evening High School and the East Side Learning Hub @ Harding. Other high school programs may include ELL and ACT test prep offered at various high school sites. For additional information or questions, contact any of the schools listed below or The Office of Alternative Education (OAE) at 651-744-8020 or online at alted.spps.org.

Eligibility

Area Learning Centers (ALC) serve learners at-risk of not graduating from high school. Services are available to students who meet one or more of the following State eligibility requirements: n behind in credits required for graduation n below expected performance on a standardized achievement test n pregnant or are a parent n have been assessed as chemically dependent n have experienced mental health problems n have been physically or sexually abused n have been homeless within the past six months n speak English as a second language or have limited English skills n have been chronically truant or withdrawn from school n have been excluded or expelled n have been referred by district staff

Program Features

n comprehensive high school education n help students address other barriers to educational success n partnerships with local community-service organizations and

youth leadership groups n flexible schedules n small class sizes n supportive and caring staff n a respectful setting n access to college and career opportunities

Adolescent Girls and Parenting Education (AGAPE) High School

AGAPE is a program for pregnant or parenting teens. On-site childcare and the Health Start Clinic are available to students. 1037 University Avenue, 55104 651-228-7746 • agape.spps.org

Evening High School at Two Locations

Courses are offered M/W or Tu/Th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Select 3:10-4:55 p.m. courses are available. Students are able to attend only Evening High School or as a dualenrolled student to make up credits from traditional high school. Gordon Parks High School 1212 University Avenue, 55104 East Side Learning Hub @ Harding High School 1526 E. Sixth Street, 55106 651-744-1210 • ehs.spps.org

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Gordon Parks High School

Students receive encouragement to maximize their potential. The bottom line is that effort makes the difference. Let's make it happen together. 1212 University Avenue, 55104 651-744-1212 • gordonparks.spps.org

LEAP High School

Staff are dedicated to serving students ages 14 to 21 who are new to the United States and are learning English while earning a diploma. 631 N. Albert Street, 55104 651-228-7706 • leap.spps.org

Gymnastics Beginners l Flips l Tumbling Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383. Our gymnastics programs are safe, supportive, engaging and fun. In class, children gain flexibility, leadership, strength and coordination. Our instructors enjoy working with youth of all ages and abilities. We do end-of-session evaluations of students and inform families when your children are ready to progress. Observation is limited to the last day of class. Parents/guardians must complete and sign a waiver on the first day of class in order for their child to participate in C.E. Gymnastics. No class Oct. 17-19, 31, Nov. 5, 28-30, Dec. 23-25.

Tiny Tumblers

18-30 months and adult. Let's work together to develop balancing, jumping, rolling, climbing and hanging skills. SAP Elem Tue Sep 24 • 5:15p-5:45p • 11 sessions • $61 • Course# 200-FYA Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-9:30a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 200-FYB Sat Sep 28 • 9:30a-10:00a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 200-FYC Sat Sep 28 • 11:30a-12:00p • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 200-FYD

Tumble Together

Ages 2-5 and adult. Learn gymnastics in a semi-structured class and develop balancing, jumping, rolling, climbing and hanging skills. We'll also practice following directions as well as gymnastic vocabulary. Each day we will do a group activity and a set of stations where participants and their adult can work on a skill at their own pace. Central HS Mon Sep 23 • 5:30p-6:00p • 12 sessions • $66 • Course# 201-FYA Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-9:30a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 201-FYB Sat Sep 28 • 10:00a-10:30a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 201-FYC Highland HS Sat Sep 21 • 9:00a-9:30a • 11 sessions • $61 • Course# 201-FYD Sat Sep 21 • 9:30a-10:00a • 11 sessions • $61 • Course# 201-FYE SAP Elem Tue Sep 24 • 5:45p-6:15p • 11 sessions • $61 • Course# 201-FYF Tue Sep 24 • 6:15p-6:45p • 11 sessions • $61 • Course# 201-FYG Sat Sep 28 • 10:00a-10:30a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 201-FYH Sat Sep 28 • 10:30a-11:00a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 201-FYI Sat Sep 28 • 11:00a-11:30a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 201-FYJ

Tumble Bees

Ages 3-5. Learn basic gymnastic skills, body awareness, group activities, problem solving, following directions and gymnastic vocabulary. Child must be toilet trained and comfortable without a parent in the room. Central HS Wed Sep 25 • 5:00p-5:45p • 12 sessions • $84 • Course# 202-FYA Thu Sep 26 • 5:00p-5:45p • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 202-FYB Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-9:45a • 10 sessions • $70 • Course# 202-FYC Sat Sep 28 • 10:30a-11:15a • 10 sessions • $70 • Course# 202-FYD Highland HS Tue Sep 17 • 4:30p-5:15p • 12 sessions • $84 • Course# 202-FYE Sat Sep 21 • 10:00a-10:45a • 11 sessions • $77 • Course# 202-FYF SAP Elem Tue Sep 24 • 6:15p-7:00p • 11 sessions • $77 • Course# 202-FYG Sat Sep 28 • 9:15a-10:00a • 10 sessions • $70 • Course# 202-FYH Sat Sep 28 • 11:00a-11:45a • 10 sessions • $70 • Course# 202-FYI

Beginners

Ages 5 and up with little or no previous gymnastic experience. Gymnasts will learn the basics of floor exercise, uneven bars, balance beam, vault and dance. Central HS Mon Sep 23 • 7:00p-8:00p • 12 sessions • $96 • Course# 203-FYA Tue Sep 24 • 5:00p-6:00p • 11 sessions • $88 • Course# 203-FYB Wed Sep 25 • 5:45p-6:45p • 12 sessions • $96 • Course# 203-FYC Thu Sep 26 • 5:45p-6:45p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-FYD Thu Sep 26 • 7:00p-8:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-FYE Sat Sep 28 • 9:30a-10:30a • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 203-FYF Sat Sep 28 • 10:45a-11:45a • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 203-FYG Highland HS Tue Sep 17 • 6:00p-7:00p • 12 sessions • $96 • Course# 203-FYH Sat Sep 21 • 12:30p-1:30p • 11 sessions • $88 • Course# 203-FYI SAP Elem Tue Sep 24 • 5:15p-6:15p • 11 sessions • $88 • Course# 203-FYJ Tue Sep 24 • 6:15p-7:15p • 11 sessions • $88 • Course# 203-FYK Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-10:00a • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 203-FYL Sat Sep 28 • 10:00a-11:00a • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 203-FYM

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Family Planetarium Gymnastics Beginners l Flips l Tumbling Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383.

Advanced Beginners

Ages 6 and up. Coach approval required. Gymnasts who wish to progress more quickly may register for more than one class a week. Central HS Wed Sep 25 • 7:00p-8:00p • 12 sessions • $96 • Course# 204-FYA Thu Sep 26 • 7:00p-8:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 204-FYB Sat Sep 28 • 11:15a-12:15p • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 204-FYC

Flips

Ages 6 and up. Coach approval required. Central HS Tue Sep 24 • 6:30p-8:00p • 11 sessions • $110 • Course# 207-FYA Thu Sep 26 • 5:00p-7:00p • 9 sessions • $108 • Course# 207-FYB Highland HS Thu Sep 19 • 4:30p-6:30p • 10 sessions • $120 • Course# 207-FYC Sat Sep 21 • 11:00a-12:30p • 11 sessions • $110 • Course# 207-FYD

Highland HS Tue Sep 17 • 7:00p-8:00p • 12 sessions • $96 • Course# 204-FYD Sat Sep 21 • 11:30a-12:30p • 11 sessions • $88 • Course# 204-FYE

SAP Elem Sat Sep 28 • 10:30a-12:00p • 10 sessions • $100 • Course# 207-FYE

SAP Elem Tue Sep 24 • 5:15p-6:15p • 11 sessions • $88 • Course# 204-FYF Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-10:00a • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 204-FYG Sat Sep 28 • 11:00a-12:00p • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 204-FYH

Salto

Boys Only

Salto Petite

Participants work on vault, rings, pommel horse, high bar, parallel bars and floor. Central HS • Ages 4-6 Mon Sep 23 • 6:15p-7:00p • 12 sessions • $84 • Course# 208-FYA Thu Sep 26 • 5:00p-5:45p • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 208-FYB Central HS • Ages 7-13 Tue/Thu Sep 24 • 6:00p-7:30p • 20 sessions • $200 • Course# 208-FYC

Mini Flips

Ages 3-6. Coach approval required. Central HS Sat Sep 28 • 10:45a-11:45a • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 205-FYA Highland HS Tue Sep 17 • 5:15p-6:00p • 12 sessions • $84 • Course# 205-FYB Sat Sep 21 • 10:45a-11:30a • 11 sessions • $77 • Course# 205-FYC SAP Elem Sat Sep 28 • 10:00a-10:45a • 10 sessions • $70 • Course# 205-FYD

Kinder Flips

Ages 4-6. Coach approval required. Central HS Tue Sep 24 • 5:00p-6:30p • 11 sessions • $110 • Course# 206-FYA Highland HS Thu Sep 19 • 4:30p-5:30p • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 206-FYB Sat Sep 21 • 11:30a-12:30p • 11 sessions • $88 • Course# 206-FYC

Coach approval required. Class ends Dec 30. Central HS Wed Sep 11 • 5:00p-7:00p • $188 • Course# 253-FYA

Coach approval required. Class ends Dec. 31. Central HS Mon/Fri Sep 9 • 5:00p-7:00p • $331 • Course# 254-FYA

Salto Elite

Coach approval required. Two-day option for $368. Class ends Dec. 31. Central HS Mon/Wed/Fri Sep 9 • 5:00p-8:00p • $495 • Course# 255-FYA

Lil' Sparks

Coach approval required. Class ends Dec. 30. Highland HS Mon Sep 9 • 4:30p-6:30p • $187 • Course# 250-FYA

Fireflies

Coach approval required. Class ends Dec. 31. Highland HS Mon/Wed Sep 9 • 4:30p-6:30p • $352 • Course# 251-FYA

Dragonflies

Coach approval required. Class ends Dec. 31. Highland HS Wed/Fri Sep 11 • 4:30p-7:30p • $345 • Course# 257-FYA

Dragons

Coach approval required. Class ends Dec. 31. Highland HS Mon/Wed/Fri Sep 9 • 5:00p-8:00p (Mon/Wed) • $495 4:00p-7:00p (Fri) • Course# 252-FYA

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Youth Arts l Culture l Science l Sports Registration

Phone: 651-487-7383 Mail: C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center 560 Concordia Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103 Additional registration information on page 62. • Youth program discount of 15% available for youth who qualify for a free or reduced lunch. Youth program discount is not applicable for Aquatics, Gymnastics or Driver Education.

Looking for Afterschool Classes? Community Education offers afterschool classes throughout the city (days and topics vary by location). Children do not need to attend the same school in order to participate. For more information, call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383 or visit www.commed.spps.org.

studio and performing arts Comic Book Theatre

Ages 6-9. We will explore the power of our imagination to create our own comic books and then bring our stories to life on the stage! Using our bodies and voice, we will dream up and share our fantastic stories. No class Oct. 19. Sat Oct 5 • 10:15a-11:45a • 4 sessions • $36 Central HS • R. Rentzel • Course# 1218-FYA

Dance: Ribbons and Twirls

Ages 3-5. Wrap yourself in ribbon and dance the day away! Focusing on ballet and jazz dance, we'll twirl through the moves with ribbon sticks. Fee includes ribbon stick. No class Oct 19. Sat Sep 28 • 10:00a-10:45a • 6 sessions • $40 Central HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-FYA Wed Oct 2 • 6:45p-7:30p • 5 sessions • $34 Harding HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-FYB Thu Oct 3 • 6:45p-7:30p • 4 sessions • $28 Highland MS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-FYC

Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

Register online at commed.spps.org

Dance Fundamentals

Ages 4-6. Together we'll try different dance styles: ballet, jazz and lyrical dance with an emphasis on ballet. We'll also learn basic skills such as class etiquette and structure, flexibility and movement coordination. Wed Oct 2 • 6:00p-6:45p • 5 sessions • $30 Harding HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1050-FYA Thu Oct 3 • 6:00p-6:45p • 4 sessions • $24 Highland MS • J. Davidson • Course# 1050-FYB

Dance!

Grades K-3. Move to the music and build new dance skills through various styles of music and movement, including lyrical, ballet and jazz. No class Oct.19. Sat Sep 28 • 11:00a-11:45a • 6 sessions • $36 Central HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1052-FYA

Hip-Hop Dance

Grades 1-4. Learn hip-hop dance skills in a fun and upbeat class. Create your own moves and perform for your family on the last day of class. Wed Oct 2 • 6:45p-7:30p • 5 sessions • $30 Harding HS • A. Worley • Course# 1051-FYA

Dazzling Drawings

Capture the autumn season in this step-by-step drawing class. Use colored pencils and markers to explore warm and cool colors, patterns and designs. Finish one drawing during each class. No class Oct. 28. Mon Sep 30 • 3:10p-4:15p • 10 sessions • Grades 1-5 • $100 SAP Elem • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-FYA Wed Oct 2 • 3:10p-4:15p • 11 sessions • Grades 1-5 • $110 EXPO • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-FYC Wed Oct 2 • 3:10p-4:15p • 11 sessions • Kindergarten • $110 EXPO • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-FYD Wed Oct 9 • 4:15p-5:15p • 10 sessions • Grades 1-5 • $100 Highland Elem • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-FYH Tue Oct 22 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • Grades 1-5 • $60 Nokomis • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-FYG

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FamilyArts Youth Planetarium l Culture l Science l Sports Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383.

Guitar: Individual Lessons

Grades 1-6. Learn the basics of acoustic guitar or improve your current skills. Participants must bring their own guitar. These are individual half-hour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-487-7383 to register. Split payment option available. No class Oct. 17, 28, Nov. 28. Mon Sep 23 • 3:10p-5:10p • 11 sessions • $198 EXPO • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-FYA Tue Sep 24 • 3:10p-5:10p • 12 sessions • $216 Mann Elem • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-FYB Wed Sep 25 • 3:10p-5:10p • 12 sessions • $216 SAP Elem • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-FYC Thu Sep 26 • 3:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • $180 Mann Elem • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-FYD

Jewelry Design

Ages 13-adult. Use a variety of media including glass, stones, metal, fibers, wood and found objects to create your own necklaces, earrings and rings. Learn beginning and intermediate techniques from a jewelry artist with over 20 years of jewelry design experience. Thu Oct 3 • 6:30p-8:30p • 4 sessions • $75 Highland MS • S. Forbes • Course# 333-FYA

Piano: Individual Lessons

Ages 6-14. Students will learn basic piano skills including note reading, simple rhythms, primary chords and elementary technique. These are individual half-hour lessons; indicate time preference. Online registration not available; call 651-487-7383 to register. Split payment option available. No class Oct. 17, 18, 28, Nov. 15, 28, 29. No lessons at 5:40p, 6:10p, 6:40p and 7:10p on Nov. 5. Mon Sep 23 • 3:10p-5:10p • 11 sessions • $198 EXPO • M. Reeve • Course# 1101-FYA Mon Sep 23 • 3:10p-6:40p • 11 sessions • $198 EXPO • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-FYB Tue Sep 24 • 3:10p-7:10p • 12 sessions • $216 Chelsea Hts Elem • S. Olson • Course# 1101-FYC Tue Sep 24 • 3:10p-7:40p • 12 sessions • $216 Mann Elem • B. Wagner • Course# 1101-FYD Wed Sep 25 • 3:10p-6:40p • 12 sessions • $216 EXPO • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-FYE Wed Sep 25 • 3:10p-4:40p • 12 sessions • $216 EXPO • M. Reeve • Course# 1101-FYF Thu Sep 26 • 3:10p-7:10p • 10 sessions • $180 Mann Elem • B. Wagner • Course# 1101-FYG Fri Sep 27 • 3:10p-5:10p • 9 sessions • $162 Mann Elem • S. Olson • Course# 1101-FYH Tue Oct 1 • 3:15p-5:45p • 11 sessions • $198 Rondo Ed Ctr • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-FYI Thu Oct 3 • 3:15p-5:45p • 9 sessions • $162 Rondo Ed Ctr • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-FYJ

Preschool Art: Creative Kids

Ages 3-5. Explore and express your creativity through painting, building and dancing. No class Nov. 30. Sat Nov 23 • 9:00a-9:45a • 3 sessions • $20 SAP Elem • E. Madden • Course# 1962-FYA

Preschool Theatre: Crazy Creatures

Ages 3-5. Animals do some crazy things in stories – pigeons drive busses, elephants and mice are best buddies, and llamas wear pajamas! Dive into these adventures and create your own through books, games, songs and creative movement. No class Oct. 19. Sat Oct 5 • 9:00a-10:00a • 4 sessions • $24 Central HS • R. Rentzel • Course# 1217-FYA

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Preschool Theatre: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Ages 3-5. Fly, drive and chug-a-chug chug through stories, games and crafts! Sat Nov 2 • 9:00a-9:45a • 3 sessions • $20 SAP Elem • E. Madden • Course# 1083-FYA

language and culture Language Sprout: Mandarin Chinese

Let's learn Mandarin Chinese together! We'll cover a variety of vocabulary, verb writing and reading characters, and use lots of fun games to build speech and comprehension skills. No class Oct. 17, 28, Nov. 28. Mon/Wed Sep 30 • 3:15p-4:15p • 21 sessions • Grades 1-6 • $152 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-FYA Mon-Thu Sep 30 • 3:15p-4:15p • 41 sessions • Grades 1-6 • $292 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-FYB Tue Oct 1 • 3:10p-4:15p • 11 sessions • Grades K-5 • $82 Mann Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-FYC Wed Oct 2 • 3:10p-4:15p • 11 sessions • Grades K-5 • $82 EXPO • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-FYD

Preschool: Mandarin Chinese

Ages 3-5. Ni Hao! Discover the Mandarin Chinese language through art, games and music. Tue Oct 8 • 9:00a-10:00a • 8 sessions • $61 Hamline Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1804-FYA

Language Sprout: French

Let's learn French together! We'll cover a variety of vocabulary and verb conjugations and use lots of fun games to help us practice. No class Oct. 17, 28 and Nov. 28. Mon/Wed Sep 30 • 3:15p-4:15p • 21 sessions • Grades 1-6 • $152 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-FYA Mon-Thu Sep 30 • 3:15p-4:15p • 41 sessions • Grades 1-6 • $292 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-FYB

Vamanos, let's learn Spanish together! We'll cover a variety of vocabulary and verb conjugations and use lots of fun games to build speech and comprehension skills. No class Oct. 17, 28, Nov. 28. Mon/Wed Sep 30 • 3:10p-4:15p • 21 sessions • Grades K-5 • $152 EXPO • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-FYA Mon/Wed Sep 30 • 3:10p-4:15p • 21 sessions • Grades K-5 • $152 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-FYB Mon/Wed Sep 30 • 3:15p-4:15p • 21 sessions • Grades 1-6 • $152 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-FYC Mon-Thu Sep 30 • 3:15p-4:15p • 41 sessions • Grades 1-6 • $292 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-FYD Tue/Thu Oct 1 • 3:10p-4:15p • 20 sessions • Grades K-5 • $145 Mann Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-FYE Wed Oct 9 • 4:15p-5:15p • 10 sessions • Grades K-5 • $75 Highland Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-FYF Tue Oct 22 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • Grades K-5 • $47 Nokomis • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-FYG

Family Fun: Español Contigo

Ages 20 months to 3 years with an adult. Discover the Spanish language in a fun family setting! No class Oct. 19. Fee is per adult/child pair. Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-9:55a • 4 sessions • $33 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1225-FYA

Preschool: Me Gusta Español

Ages 3-5. ¡Hola amigos! Discover the Spanish language through art, games and music. No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 28 • 10:00a-10:55a • 4 sessions • $33 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1602-FYA

science, Math and Technology 3-D Engineering: Architectural and Structural Design

Grades K-3. Build your own 3-D creations as an architect. Work in a team to construct buildings, towers and castles. Experiment with size and scale through building houses with removable roofs, castles with turrets and towers of strength. Sat Nov 2 • 9:00a-12:00p • 2 sessions • $70 SAP Elem • Computer Explorers • Course# 1205-FYA

Mon Oct 14 • 4:15p-5:15p • 8 sessions • Grades K-5 • $61 Groveland Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-FYC

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LEGO Engineering and Motors

Grades 2-5. Explore, investigate and solve problems while learning about the building blocks of mechanical engineering. Work in pairs to learn about pulleys, levers, gears and wheels. Projects may include conveyor belt, drumming machine and drawbridge. No class Nov. 30. Sat Nov 16 • 10:30a-12:00p • 4 sessions • $62 SAP Elem • Computer Explorers • Course# 1206-FYA

fitness and safety

NXT Robotics Engineering

Grades 2-5. Use the NXT Intelligent Brick from LEGO and specialized LEGO Technic engineering components to build robots that accomplish tasks, respond to external stimuli, and overcome challenges. No class Oct. 17, Nov. 28. Thu Oct 3 • 3:10p-4:15p • 9 sessions • $104 Mann Elem • Computer Explorers • Course# 1223-FYA

LEGO Robotics: RoboQuest

Grades K-4. Be inventive with the Robotic LEGO elements including gears, levers, motors, tilt sensors and more. Work in pairs using the LEGO Education WeDo Robotics System to create models like a Dragon, Fortress or Magic Hat. Sat Nov 9 • 9:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $35 Central HS • Computer Explorers • Course# 1220-FYA

Minecrafting in Real Life

Grades 2-6. Experience the Web game Minecraft in real life, building landscapes, mountains and terrains out of LEGOS. Working in teams we'll use our LEGO versions of creepers, endermans, villiage people, sheep, ocelots and mummies to create a mini stop-motion movie to immortalize your LEGO creations on digital film. No class Oct. 28. Mon Oct 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 8 sessions • $92 Rondo Ed Ctr • Computer Explorers • Course# 1224-FYA

Star Wars Movie Making

Grades 2-5. Bring Star Wars to life by working on a stop-motion animated LEGO Star Wars movie. Pick characters to star in your mini-movie and handle all of the technical details including using a digital movie camera, stop-motion animation, special effects and more! No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 28 • 10:30a-12:00p • 4 sessions • $70 SAP Elem • Computer Explorers • Course# 1077-FYA

Baby-sitter's Training (SafeSitter, Inc.)

Ages 11 and up. The SafeSitter, Inc. program is a medically accurate, hands-on program that teaches you how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Learn to work with children of various ages, basic first aid, CPR, and when and how to call for help. Each student will receive a baby-sitting kit and certification. Bring a bag lunch. Thu Oct 17 • 9:00a-4:00p • 1 session • $75 Rondo Ed Ctr • SafeSitter, Inc. • Course# 1910-FYA Sat Dec 7 • 8:30a-11:45a • 2 sessions • $75 SAP Elem • SafeSitter, Inc. • Course# 1910-FYB

Basic Cirque-Elation Hoop Dance

Ages 7-12. There's more to hula hooping than just swinging your hips. Learn new tricks that are sure to impress family and friends. Students learn to hula-hoop all over their bodies with beginner basics like the Donut, Halo, Neck, Spinner, Rolls, and Skip-it. Hula-hoops are provided during class. Wear comfortable clothing . Mon Oct 14 • 5:45p-6:45p • 6 sessions • $30 Ramsey MS • A. Zieper • Course# 5191-FYA

Fencing

Grades 2-5. Are you ready to duel? Get ready to face your foe in mano-a-mano matches that will test your strength, dexterity, speed, discipline and desire. We provide safety swords, protective masks and jackets, in a high-octane, inclusive environment. Appropriate for all levels. No class Oct. 19, 28, Nov. 30. Sat Sep 28 • 9:00a-10:15a • 9 sessions • $135 SAP Elem • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-FYA Mon Oct 7 • 4:15p-5:15p • 9 sessions • $108 Adams • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-FYB Wed Oct 9 • 3:15p-4:15p • 9 sessions • $108 Rondo Ed Ctr • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-FYC

Video Game Design Jr.

Grades K-2. If you love video games – it’s time to create your own! Choose your characters and challenges and be able to share your game with family and friends. No class Oct. 28. Mon Sep 30 • 3:10p-4:15p • 10 sessions • $115 EXPO • Computer Explorers • Course# 1148-FYA

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Youth Arts l Culture l Science l Sports Preschool: Yoganimals

Ages 3-5. Stretch your body and imagination through yoga asanas and stories inspired by the animal kingdom! No class Nov. 30. Sat Nov 16 • 9:45a-10:15a • 4 sessions • $20 Central HS • A. Griffin • Course# 1021-FYA

Yoganimal Stories Kung Fu

Grades 2-5. Learn the Southern Praying Mantis-style of Kung Fu. Develop a sense of inner strength through self-defense tactics and techniques. Taught by a martial arts master. No class Oct. 19. Sat Sep 28 • 10:30a-12:00p • 4 sessions • $36 SAP Elem • P. Wong • Course# 1204-FYA Tue Oct 22 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • $36 Nokomis • P. Wong • Course# 1204-FYB

Grades K-2. Practice yoga through stories about lions (simhasana), cobras (bhujangasana), trees (vrkasana) and more! No class Nov. 30. Sat Nov 16 • 10:30a-11:15a • 4 sessions • $26 Central HS • A. Griffin • Course# 1009-FYA

Looking for Gymnastics? See pages 51-52.

Running Club

Grades 2-5. Build healthy habits through a fun running experience. Topics will include warm-up, cool-down, pacing, stretching, good runnng form, nutrition, goal setting and keeping a running journal. Wear appropriate running clothing and shoes and bring a water bottle. Wed Oct 9 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • $38 Highland Elem • L. Dolloff Grundhoefer • Course# 1999-FYA

Tae Kwon Do

Come and explore this martial art that strengthens not only your body, but your mind and spirit, too! No class Oct. 17, 28 and Nov. 28. Thu Oct 3 • 3:10p-4:10p • 9 sessions • Grades 1-5 • $104 Mann Elem • Spirit Tae Kwon Do • Course# 1178-FYA Mon Oct 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 8 sessions • Grades 6-8 • $92 Rondo Ed Ctr • Spirit Tae Kwon Do • Course# 1178-FYB Tue Oct 8 • 3:15p-4:15p • 9 sessions • Grades 1-5 • $104 Rondo Ed Ctr • Spirit Tae Kwon Do • Course# 1178-FYC

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this fall? Check out the Family Fun classes on pages 11, 15, 24, 39, 55.

Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

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Driver Education Teen l Adult Central High School Mon-Fri • Oct 14-30 • 5:30p-8:30p • Course# 2500-FDD (No class Oct 17, 18, 28) Mon-Fri • Nov 11-26 • 2:10p-5:10p • Course# 2500-FDI (No class Nov 14, 15) Mon-Fri • Dec 9-20 • 2:10p-5:10p • Course# 2500-FDK

Como Park High School Mon-Fri • Sep 30-Oct 11 • 2:15p-5:15p • Course# 2500-FDE Mon-Fri • Dec 2-13 • 2:15p-5:15p • Course# 2500-FDJ

Harding High School Mon-Fri • Sep 30-Oct 11 • 2:15p-5:15p • Course# 2500-FDF Mon-Fri • Dec 2-13 • 2:15p-5:15p • Course# 2500-FDL

The Basics: • Students must be 15 years of age by the last day of class. • Courses consist of State-required 30 hours of classroom and six hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction. The classroom prepares students for the written permit test. Upon completion of the classroom and obtaining a driver’s permit, Behind the-Wheel instruction will be scheduled by the teachers with the individual students. The Behind-the Wheel component prepares students for the road test. • Students are required to have their permit for six months and to be 16 years of age before they are eligible to take the road test for a driver’s license. • After successful completion of classroom instruction, the student has 18 months to finish the Behind-the-Wheel portion of the program. • Refunds minus a $50 fee will be issued upon request for cancellation. Refunds will not be issued after one year from the start date of classroom instruction. Fee: $330 Payment plans: 1) Full payment with application or 2) $165 with application plus $165 before Enrollment Card is issued. Registration not available online. To register or for more information, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

Mon-Fri • Dec 2-13 • 6:00p-9:00p • Course# 2500-FDM

Highland Park High School Mon-Fri • Sep 16-Oct 1 • 2:10p-5:10p • Course# 2500-FDA (No class Sep 18, 27)

Humboldt Secondary School Mon-Fri • Sep 30-Oct 11 • 2:10p-5:10p • Course# 2500FDG

Johnson High School Mon-Fri • Sep 18-Oct 9 • 2:10p-5:10p • Course# 2500-FDA Mon/Wed/Thu • Nov 4-27 • 2:10p-5:10p • Course# 2500-FDH (No class Nov 14)

Adult Driver Education

This class is designed for people 18 years and older who need a comprehensive overview of the rules and regulations that are necessary to obtain a permit. The class is taught by a certified driver education instructor. Fee includes two hours of Behindthe-Wheel instruction. Tue Oct 29 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $150 Gordon Parks HS • Course# 2594-FDA 1212 University Ave. W., 55104 To register, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

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www.stpaul.gov/parks For more information, call 651-266-6400, the number listed or visit our website. Adaptive Recreation Programming – 651-793-6635 Provides leisure services to individuals who have a cognitive and/or physical disability. Adult Programming – 651-266-6447 Provides a variety of classes and activities including arts & crafts, dance, fitness, sports and tours at various locations throughout the city. Aquatics – 651-642-0650 Great River Water Park, located at the Oxford Community Center, is open year-round. The Water Park features an 8-lane pool, two water slides and a children’s activity pool. Open swim, lap swim, water aerobics, swim lessons, pool and party room rentals are available. Batting Cages – 651-558-2117 Open year-round. Located at the Rice & Arlington Sports Complex. Call for hours. Facility Permits – Parks and Picnic – 651-632-5111 Reserve parks and picnic facilities and ice climbing permits. Facility Rentals – Recreation Centers Gyms, meeting rooms, kitchens and fields are available at reasonable rates. Call the recreation centers for more information. Fitness Centers – 651-266-6400, press 4 Memberships are available at our ten fitness rooms and four walking tracks located at recreation centers. Golf Open April-October. Lessons, family golf, First Tee program, junior golf, men’s & women’s leagues. Como – 651-488-9673 Highland National – 651-695-3774 Highland 9 – 651-695-3708 Phalen – 651-778-0413 Municipal Athletics – 651-558-2255 Offers athletic leagues, tournaments, group & private skills clinics for adults. Also hires and trains sports officials for youth and adult leagues. Off-Leash Dog Parks – 651-266-6400, press 4 Located at Arlington/Arkwright, Lowertown (6th & Broadway), and the High Bridge Dog Park (59 Randolph Ave., 55102). Outdoor Fitness Maps are available online for locations of tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, biking trails, walking trails, hiking trails and children’s play areas. Outdoor Ice Rinks Refrigerated rinks at North Dale, Palace and Phalen are open seven days a week beginning the end of November. General skating and hockey rinks are ready in early January, weather permitting.

Ski Programs – 651-488-9673 Rentals and lessons for downhill, cross-country and snowboarding at Como Park Ski Center. Open the end of December-February, weather permitting. Teen Center – The Canvas – 651-298-4393 Teen arts center located at Hancock Recreation Center offering free workshops, events and youth leadership opportunities. Teen Center – The Zone – 651-558-2391 Teen center located at Rice Recreation Center offering a variety of activities, events and youth leadership opportunities. Volunteer Hotline – 651-266-6464 Opportunities for coaching, teaching classes or assisting with special events are available.

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Recreation Centers – 651-266-6400, press 4 Each site offers varied programs for preschoolers, youth, teens, families, adults and seniors. For locations and phone numbers, see page 61 or visit our website. Rec Check – 651-292-6508 Free after school program at 20 recreation sites, September– June, 3-6 p.m., on days school is in session. After school bus transportation from a Saint Paul Public School is available for students who meet the bussing criteria. Registration accepted throughout the school year, if space is available. S’more Fun Fee-based before and after school child care program for youth, grades K-6. Full-day programming plus expanded sites in the summer. Battle Creek – 651-501-6388 Groveland – 651-695-3715 NW Como – 651-487-5626 No School Day Programs – 651-292-6508 Special programs offered weekdays when school is not in session: Oct. 17-18, Nov. 15, Dec. 26-27, 2013. Youth Sports Sports programs for youth, ages 5-18, change seasonally. Registration dates: Basketball: October 7-18, 2013 Volleyball, Indoor Soccer: February 3-14, 2014 Baseball, Softball, T-Ball: April 1-14, 2014 Tackle Football, Flag Football, Soccer: July 7-18, 2014 Fall Registration for classes and activities began August 5. Brochures are available at recreation centers, libraries, and online.

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Location Addresses Community Education Offices 1

C.E. Office at Central HS Driver Education Program, Aquatics Program and Adult Enrichment Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Parkway, 55104 651-744-5094 Fax-651-312-9058

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21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Washington Technology Secondary School 1495 Rice St., 55117 651-325-2674 Fax-651-325-2673

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A symbol or number next to a location corresponds to its location on the map on page 60.

85 Adams 615 S. Chatsworth St. 47 Arlington Rec Arlington Hills Lutheran Church 1115 Greenbrier St. 651-771-5501 61 Baker 209 W. Page St. 651-209-3519 58 Battle Creek Rec 75 S. Winthrop St. 651-501-6347 53 Buzzard Lips Press 1199 E. Seventh St. 66 Bridge View School 360 Colborne St. 1 Central HS 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. 127 Calvary Cemetery 753 Front Ave. 17 Central Service Station 1157 Selby Ave. 61 Cherokee Hts Elem 694 Charlton St. 27 Como Park Elem 780 W. Wheelock Pkwy. 27 Como Park HS 740 W. Rose Ave. 23 Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive 27 Como Planetarium Como Park Elementary 780 W. Wheelock Pkwy. 55 Conway Rec 2090 Conway St. 651-501-6343 63 Creative Arts HS 65 Kellogg Blvd. E. 33 Crossroads 543 Front Ave. 50 Dayton’s Bluff Rec 800 Conway St. 651-793-3885 46 Duluth & Case Rec 1020 Duluth St. 651-298-5709 2 East Side Learning Hub @ Harding HS 1526 E. Sixth St. 14 Edgcumbe Rec 320 S. Griggs St. 651-695-3711 60 El Rio Vista Rec 179 Robie St. E. 651-789-2500

73 EXPO 540 Warwick St. 30 Gordon Parks HS 1212 University Ave. 133 Grace Lutheran Church 1730 Old Hudson Rd. 10 Groveland Elem 2045 St. Clair Ave. 10 Groveland Rec 2021 St. Clair Ave. 651-695-3714 5 Hamline Elem 1599 Englewood Ave. 5 Hancock Rec (The Canvas) 1610 Hubbard Ave. 651-298-4393 2 Harding HS 1540 E. Sixth St. (Enter on Third Street) 43 Hayden Hts Rec 1965 E. Hoyt Ave. 651-298-5716 45 Hazel Park Rec 945 N. Hazel Ave. 651-501-6350 81 Highland Elem 1700 Saunders Ave. 12 Highland MS 975 S. Snelling Ave. (Enter parking lot from Montreal Avenue) 12 Highland HS 1015 S. Snelling Ave. (Enter parking lot from Edgcumbe Rd.) 11 Hillcrest Rec 1978 Ford Pkwy. 651-695-3706 38 Homecroft Early Learning Center 1845 Sheridan Ave. 20 Hubbs Center 1030 University Ave. W. 135 Humboldt Secondary School 30 E. Baker St. 18 Jimmy Lee Rec 270 N. Lexington Pkwy. 651-642-0650 57 Johnson HS 1349 Arcade St. 3 Langford Rec 30 Langford Park 651-298-5765

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Linwood Rec 860 St. Clair Ave. 651-298-5660 Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center 130 S. Macalester St. Mann Elem Horace Mann 2001 Eleanor Ave. 16 Martin Luther King Rec (MLK) 271 Mackubin St. 651-290-8695 39 McDonough Rec 1544 Timberlake Rd. 651-558-2171 7 Merriam Park Community Center (Keystone) 2000 St. Anthony Ave. 7 Merriam Park Rec 2000 St. Anthony Ave. 651-298-5766 131 Neighborhood Development Alliance 481 S. Wabasha St. 45 Nokomis 985 Ruth St. 26 North Dale Rec 1414 N. St. Albans St. 651-558-2329 24 Northwest Como Rec 1550 N. Hamline Ave. 651-298-5813 18 Oxford Community Center 270 N. Lexington Pkwy. 68 Palace Rec 781 Palace Ave. 651-298-5677 40 Phalen Rec 1000 E. Wheelock Pkwy. 651-793-6600 119 Pete’s Hardwood Floors 186 Fairview Ave. N. 9 Ramsey MS 1700 Summit Ave. 36 Rice Rec (The Teen Zone) 1022 Marion St. 651-558-2391 35 Rice Street Library 1011 Rice St.

13 Riverside Education Center 900 Albion Ave. 109 Rondo Community Outreach Library 461 N. Dale St. 3 Rondo Ed Ctr 560 Concordia Ave. (Enter Red Doors/ Entrance B) 103 Ruth Ann Lundberg Studio 300 Broadway St. (downtown St. Paul) 2 SAP Elem (St. Anthony Park Elem) 2180 Knapp St. 9 Saint Paul City Ballet 1680 Grand Ave. (Enter on Cambridge St.) 63 Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Administration 400 City Hall Annex 25 W. Fourth St. I SPPS District Administration Building 360 Colborne St. 31 Scheffer Rec 237 Thomas Ave. 651-298-5820 82 Sun Ray Library 2105 Wilson Ave. 134 The Art Academy 651 S. Snelling Ave. 100 The Center for Mind-Body Oneness 558 Vandalia St. 60 Wellstone Center 179 Robie St. E. 67 W 7th Community Center 265 Oneida St. 29 West Minnehaha Rec 685 W. Minnehaha Ave. 651-298-5823 47 Wilber’s Auto Service 1138 Payne Ave. 48 Wilder Rec 958 Jessie St. 651-298-5727 4 WTSS Washington Technology Secondary School 1495 Rice St. FALL 2013

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Registration Information Online

at www.commed.spps.org To create a new account: Click on View My Account above and follow the prompts to set up your new account. Some of our classes may not be available for online registration. Any of our offices (listed on page 60) are happy to help you with these classes.

By Phone with Credit Card ONLY (Visa, MasterCard or Discover)

Call the Community Education telephone number listed, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., weekdays. Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready when calling. Refer to both the class title and course number when registering.

By Mail

Complete a registration form (on page 63) and mail it with a check or credit card number (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) to the address of the Community Education Office that is taking registration for the class. See page 60 for Community Education Offices. If paying by check, your place is confirmed when payment is received (make checks payable to ISD# 625).

In Person

Visit any Community Education Office 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. If paying with cash, please have exact amount. See page 60 for Community Education Offices.

No Confirmations:

Assume all classes will be held at the time and place indicated unless you are notified otherwise.

Please, no fax registrations.

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Cancellations

Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education reserves the right to cancel classes due to lack of enrollment or emergencies.

Refunds

• Refunds minus a $5 processing fee will only be issued if requested three (3) business days prior to the start of the first day of class. No refunds will be given after a class has started. • For classes and tours that have a published cancellation deadline, no refunds or credits will be issued after the specified dates. (For tour refund policy, see page 38.) • Full refunds or credits are issued if Community Education cancels a class or tour, or the class or tour is already filled.

Closings Due to Weather

In case of bad weather, tune in to local media – broadcast, print and online for information on school closures or check the district’s website at www.spps.org for the most current updates. Classes are not held when schools are closed due to the weather.

UCare Discounts

All UCare members may take up to a $15 discount per class on most classes offered in this catalog. If a class is less than $15, the member may take the class free of charge. UCare for Seniors is now limited to one class/ event per year. Members will need to include their UCare ID number when registering. UCare registration is not available online.

Safety Disclaimer

There is an inherent risk of accident and injury in any activity. It is the responsibility of the participant to be aware that there are assumed risks in participation. Saint Paul Public Schools (ISD# 625) assumes no responsibility for injuries received during activities. Any changes in participants’ current physical activity level should be done under the approval and direction of their physician and/or health care provider(s).

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Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

Need a Community Education Catalog?

Catalogs are mailed to every resident within the City of Saint Paul three (3) times a year. If you have a friend or know of anyone (outside of the City limits) who would like to receive our catalog, mail a postcard with their name and full address to: Community Education Administration Office 1780 West 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55116 or call 651-767-8179 to be put on the mailing list.

Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education will not hold classes:

September 2, 2013 November 5, 28, 29, 2013 December 23-31, 2013 January 1, 20, 2014 = Daytime/senior-friendly class

Special Services

Persons with disabilities are welcome in any class or activity and may bring a helper at no extra charge in most cases (please call first). If you need a reasonable accommodation, contact the Community Education Office where you are registering.

How to Use this Catalog Beginning Calligraphy

Inspire your audience with beautifully lettered correspondence. You will learn informal italic for greeting cards, invitations and gifts. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor. Beginning date. Class is held at this location. Addresses are listed on page 61.

Tue Sep 24 • 6:30p-8:30p • 7 sessions • $59 Ramsey MS • J. Michalski • Course# 3225-FEA

a = a.m. p = p.m. Number of times the class meets. Checks payable to ISD# 625 Classes are assigned a Course Number (#). Refer to this number and class title when registering.

= Daytime/senior-friendly class

To register in person or by mail, please refer to the name of the site and telephone number listed. This is the site that is taking the registration but may or may not be where the class is held. Community Education Office addresses are listed on page 60. Note: Registration for Parks and Recreation activities is accepted upon receipt of this catalog. You may register for Parks and Recreation activities by telephone, in person or online at www.stpaul.gov/parks. Check with the recreation center offering the activity. The best time to contact most recreation centers is weekdays after 3 p.m. Name:_____________________________________________

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Voluntary Information—check all that apply [ ] American Indian [ ] Male [ ] Asian or Pacific Islander [ ] Female [ ] Black or African American [ ] Hispanic or Latino [ ] Child 0-5 [ ] Native Hawaiian [ ] Youth 6-17 [ ] White [ ] Special Needs [ ] Other

Voluntary Information—check all that apply [ ] American Indian [ ] Male [ ] Asian or Pacific Islander [ ] Female [ ] Black or African American [ ] Hispanic or Latino [ ] Child 0-5 [ ] Native Hawaiian [ ] Youth 6-17 [ ] White [ ] Special Needs [ ] Other

Collecting this information helps us to provide programs and services for our community.

Collecting this information helps us to provide programs and services for our community.

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School Calendar

CALENDAR FOR FAMILIES September 2013January 2014 NOVEMBER 2013

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IMPORTANT DATES SEPTEMBER 3 First Day of School 3-4 No School, Parent-teacher conferences 5-6 No School, Teacher professional development 9 First Day of School

GRADE 1-12 PreK & K PreK & K PreK & K

OCTOBER 17-18 No School, Teacher professional development PreK-12 28 No School, Conference preparation PreK-5

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Administration Independent School District #625 Administration

Board of Education

Community Education Citywide Advisory Council

Valeria S. Silva Superintendent

Jean O’Connell, Chair Mary Doran, Vice-Chair Louise Seeba, Clerk Keith Hardy, Treasurer John Brodrick, Director Anne Carroll, Director Elona Street-Stewart, Director

The Saint Paul Community Education Advisory Council meets ten times per year. All meetings are open to the public. Most meetings are held at the Saint Paul Public Schools Administration Building, 360 Colborne Street. Call 651-767-8179 to confirm the date, time and location for each meeting.

Jackie Turner Chief Engagement Officer Lynn Gallandat Director of Community Education SAINT PAUL

Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org Saint Paul Parks and Recreation www.stpaul.gov/parks

Paula Beiswenger Kathy Korum, Chair Catherine Penkert

Sharla Scullen Erik Skold Frank Thissen

Debbie Willms Darren Yerama Jody Yungers

Community Education has numerous Advisory Councils working with the different program areas. Community input is important to the Advisory Councils. Please share your comments, concerns and suggestions with any member. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a member of any of the Community Education Advisory Councils, please contact the administration office at 651-767-8179.

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation City Administrators Mike Hahm 651-266-6400 Director Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

Kathy Korum 651-266-6400 Deputy Director Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

Annual Notice to Students with Disabilities Saint Paul Public Schools is committed to providing a free and appropriate public education to each student with a disability within the school district’s jurisdiction. It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who have disabilities within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate education services. For more information, please contact Jennifer Nordstrand, Saint Paul Public Schools, 360 Colborne St., St. Paul, MN 55102 (phone 651-767-8382).

Saint Paul’s Out-Of-School Time Network Need something to do after school or in the summer? Sprockets can help! Get connected to fun activities near your home or school by searching our website:

www.SprocketsSaintPaul.org

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