Bemidji Community Ed Summer-Spring

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Bemidji Area Schools COMMUNITY EDUCATION www.bemidjicommunityed.com INSIDE: Adult Enrichment Youth Enrichment ECFE-School Readiness School Age Care Aquatics SPRING + SUMMER 2023

Contact Us

Rachel Amdahl, Community Education Director rachel_amdahl@isd31.net /Ext 35311

Scott Leindecker, Aquatics Program Facilitator scott_leindecker@isd31.net /218-444-1600 Ext 63402

Mike Gunkel, Youth Program Facilitator mike_gunkel@isd31.net /Ext 35306

Kate Mischke, Adult Enrichment Program Facilitator kate_mischke@isd31.net /Ext 35303

Janelle Slough, Early Childhood Program Facilitator janelle_slough@isd31.net /Ext 46303

Tricia Jessen School Age Care/Kids & Co Facilitator tricia_jessen@isd31.net /Ext 35309

Robin Frisco, School Age Care/Kids & Co Secretary robin_frisco@isd31.net /Ext 35302

Eileen Campbell, Community Education/ECFE Secretary eileen_campbell@isd31.net /Ext 46301

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Drop-in enrollments are not accepted at the

site. You are registered for a course when your payment is received in the Community Ed office. You will receive a registration confirmation by email and will be notified if classes are cancelled or full.

Refund Policy: Please read carefully before registering for class. Community Education agencies may cancel any class or program that does not meet the minimum enrollment. A full refund will be issued to those who register for a class that is cancelled or full. Refunds will also be given if weather or an emergency closes school districts.

Cancellation Policy: All participant initiated cancellations will result in a $5 handling fee and must be requested a minimum of 48 hours prior to class start date. No refunds OR credits will be given the day before class, the day of class, or after the class has started. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Table of Contents Contact Us 02 About Community Education 03 Adult Enrichment Classes ................................................... 04-14 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), School Readiness and Early Childhood Screening School Age Care (SAC) Kids & Company 15 Aquatics Programs ..................................................................... 16 Cover photo by Annalise Braught / The Bemidji Pioneer Community Education Registration Form Mail to: 502 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 Name:_________________________________________________ Address: City/State/MN Phone: ________________________________________________ Email Address:___________________________________________ Class Title:______________________________________________ Date/Time__________________________Fee:_________________ Class Title:______________________________________________ Date/Time__________________________Fee:_________________ Class Title:______________________________________________ Date/Time__________________________Fee:_________________ o Check Enclosed Make Checks payable to Bemidji Community Education o Mastercard o Visa o Discover Credit Card number___________ExpDate__________CVC_________ Signature:_______________________________________________ Email confirmation will be sent via registration To ensure availability please call
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Pre-Registration is required for all programs.

Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm at the Paul Bunyan Center located at 3300 Gillett Drive NW in Bemidji.

We accept all major credit cards, cash and check.

Register early! Classes depend on minimum enrollments. Classes may be cancelled 24-48 hours prior if minimum enrollment is not met.

Class confirmations are only sent if you provide an email address. We will contact you if a class is full or canceled.

All communications are through email. Please ensure your email is active and up to date.

We reserve the right to cancel a class or activity due to lack of enrollment. All participant initiated cancellations will result in a $5 handling fee and must be requested a minimum of 48 hours prior to class start date. No refunds OR credits will be given the day before class, the day of class, or after the class has started. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If Bemidji Area Schools ISD31 classes and activities are canceled, Community Education classes/activities will also be canceled. Tune into local radio stations for announcements or call (218)333-3284 ext. 4 for updates. You will also find announcements on our website: www. bemidjicommunityed.com and Facebook Page: Bemidji Community Education

To find the location of your class use the interactive Google map on our website: www.bemidjicommunityed.com. Click on the class/activity location tab.

Bemidji Community Education has a no pitch business policy guarantee. We work with a wide variety of professionals to share their knowledge and talents. Each class is meant to be educational, entertaining and enriching. While an instructor may make information available about their business or service, it will not be required or specifically recommended in or beyond class.

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Friendly reminder! Check your email and voicemail inbox for messages from Community Ed regarding program updates.

Greetings from the CE DIRECTOR

With each new season Community Education brings you new class offerings! We are excited to reveal our new Summer/Spring line up. Our staff has been working extremely hard to provide you with another round of quality education and exciting new programming to meet the needs of all ages.

Within this brochure you will find some fabulous cooking classes with Instructor, Tess Georgakopolous such as, Creamy Tuscan Gnocci with Chicken and Homemade Bread OR our health related courses such as Techniques to Activate your Brain’s Creativity Center by Janice Novak. We have classes that are back by popular demand such as our Defensive Driving Classes where you can save 10% on your car insurance OR the Online American Sign Language course. But, what I am most excited about is the fact that Bemidji introduced Pickle Ball to the community this fall and we have open court times for you to book and enjoy! What a great multi-generational sport that you can play indoors or outdoors all year long in our community. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

Two other classes that I want to highlight are the Drum Fit class with Cathy Marcotte and the Mystery DIY Craft Kits for Adults. I am amazed each and every month when the kit is revealed at how trendy and hip the craft is! It’s the perfect kit to buy if you want to have a fun girls night event or just need something to get your creative juices going this winter. And then there’s the Drum Fit…Check out our facebook page/Drumfit to see what that is all about.

If that doesn’t look like a fun way to work out I don’t know what does! Come and try it!

You will find just a sprinkling of our youth, aquatics, early childhood, and school age childcare programming in this brochure. It is always evolving and your best bet to keep up to date is to join our social media sites and hop on our website for all the information, as we post it. Contact one of our Facilitators to learn more about our programs and to answer any questions.

We can’t wait to see you at one of our Community Education classes this season!

Sincerely, Rachel Amdahl Community Education Director, ISD31

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Adult Enrichment: General Interest

Still time to sign up!

January Adult Enrichment Classes!

NEW-Galentines Make Your Own Perfume Night

Instructor: Jordan Stearns

Eliminating conventional fragrance from our daily life is one of the most empowering steps a woman can take in her personal care routine. Set a new standard in beauty, one that declares you are worth it in every possible way. The perfumes in this collection were carefully crafted to ensure a woman will never have to compromise the sophisticated aromatic scent of designer fragrances when she chooses to craft her own with the most pristine essential oils in the world.

This truly is a first class experience as you discover the luxury side of essential oils. Each attendee will leave with their own crafted perfume, recipes, and enjoy Galentines themed treats and fun! Grab the girls for a fun night!

#MOP: Thurs 2/9 6pm-8pm

Location: PBC Rm 27

Cost: $10+pay instructor additional $30 for materials

NEW-Plant Based Spring Cleaning

Instructor: Jordan Stearns

Instructor Highlight: Jordan is a former pastry chef turned clean living advocate. She helps women all over the country take small simple steps to clean living. She is an avid animal lover and loves thrifting and antiquing.

We live in the land of 10,000 lakes and being good stewards to our local waterways and environment start in our homes! We will discuss ingredients to avoid that are harmful to our own health and toxic to aquatic life, guide you through easy swaps to create a healthy home, and get hands on with making a few easy cleaning products to help you keep your spring cleaning all natural!

Each attendee will leave with a 16oz bottle of plant based cleaner and choose between making a foaming hand soap or carpet deodorizer as well as loads of natural recipes to keep your home fresh, clean, and safe!

#PBSS: Tues 4/4 6pm-8pm

Location: PBC Rm27

Cost: $10+pay instructor additional $30 for materials

NEW-Juggling for Beginners

Join Hondo in this hands on simple step by step process that works for everyone. This session will be fun, easy-going and sometimes challenging.

Fee includes one set of juggling balls to keep and written instructions.

Just bring yourself and learn something new!

#JB: Mon 2/13-2/27

Location: Suzy and Hondo School of Dance 1259 Tyler Avenue SE Cost: $50

NEW-Massage Basics for Couples

Instructors: Kate Paskvan & Brianna Cesolini

Join massage therapist(s) Kate & Brianna as they show you massage techniques you can do on your loved one and vice versa. In this session you will: Understand the techniques behind a relaxing massage. Understand proper ergonomics and positioning so as to not hurt your body.

Massage each body part with ease and understanding. Give the gift of massage and come have a fun date night! Wear comfortable clothing

#MBC: Tues 4/25 6pm-8pm

Location:PBC Rm 27

Cost: $50/Fee is for 2 people/No single registration

NEW-Adult Audition and Stage Presence Workshop

check out website for descriptions/details

#AASP: Tues 3/7 6pm-8pm

Cost $20.00

Location: Bemidji Community Theatre

NEW-Shakespeare on the Stage

Check out website for descriptions/details Cost $20.00

Location: Bemidji Community Theatre

NEW-Wellness for Life: 4-Week Program with the Mayo Clinic

5E Model for Success

Instructor:Angele Hartell

Anyone can take steps to improve their health and well-being; sometimes we just need a boost of motivation and a guide to making an achievable plan for lasting change. Your instructor will use Mayo Clinic’s proven model for wellness coaching to help you clarify your wellness goals, build your personal motivation and momentum, and create a lasting plan for a healthier you. In this class, you will work through the Mayo Clinic 5-E model, engage with your instructor and peers to support each other’s success, build motivation and momentum, experiment with an achievable plan for action, success, and setbacks, and gain tools for a lifetime of improved wellness.

Angele Hartell is a wellness and work coach who has been teaching and coaching individuals and employers professionally for over 10+years. She is a Mayo Clinic Trained Wellness Coach who has a passion for facilitating others’ success and building motivation for positive action and change.

#WFL: Thurs 3/2-3/23 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: PBC RM 27

Cost: $60

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Metal Bracelet Gnome Wall Hanging 10 Day Blood Type Diet Challenge
Dance Introduction
Dance: Historical Defensive Driving Bug Out Bag
Knife Defense Course
Self Defense
Your Last Will & Testament ASL II Yoga for SAD Chair Yoga Basic Yoga Slow Flow Yoga For Women
Meditation YogaFit DrumFit Zumba Gold
Body Rolling
Face Open Pickleball
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Adult Enrichment: General Interest

NEW-Fire Safety & Life Safety Education

Instructor: Bemidji Fire Dept

Join us for a New topic each month, past topics have been A day in the Life of A Firefighter, Smoke detector Education, Carbon Monoxide Education+ more.

This class is free however space is limited so registration is required.

Check our website for topics/descriptions

Dates: 1/18,2/13,3/6,4/3,5/8

6pm-7pm

Location: PBC Rm 27

Cost: FREE/registration is required

Confronting Climate Change

Instructor:Ken Grantier

Together we will review the human contributions to Climate Change and its impacts. We will explore the changes you can make to combat Climate Change and how these changes can be beneficial to your health, your pocketbook and even create career opportunities. This presentation is interdisciplinary and audience participation is used in demonstrations.

Presentation is for 13yo+ or younger if accompanied by a guardian.

#CCC: Thurs 4/20 6pm-8pm

Location: PBC Rm 27

Cost: $10

NEW-Bus Tour: Rabideau

CCC Camp and Blackduck History Center

Join Beltrami County Historical Society for a bus tour of Camp Rabideau, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp established as part of the “New Deal” in 1935 and one of the most complete camps still in existence. Following our camp tour, we’ll visit the Blackduck Area History and Arts Center for even more history and featured local artists.

Lunch is included in the tour.

Disclaimers: This tour requires walking on potentially uneven or hilly terrain.

#BTB:Sat 5/20 11am-3pm

Location: Beltrami County Historical Society Parking Lot

Cost $50

Focused Memoir Writing Workshop

Instructor: Sue Bruns

You’ve been wanting to write your memoir or maybe just compose a short piece to record the major events of your life, but it’s an overwhelming task. Where do you begin? First, focus! This four-session workshop (each 1 ½ hour) will help you to zero in on a focal point for your memoir, guide you through the process, and nudge you to get started. You’ll practice brainstorming, zeroing in on a manageable focus, putting your thoughts into words, and pulling the pieces together. You’ll practice strategies for helping you get started, writing from photographs, and tapping into important details. By the end of the workshop, you will have three (or more!) segments of your focused memoir written. They might be anywhere from a paragraph to several pages each—whatever works for you.

#FMWS: Mon 3/6-3/27

6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Beltrami County Historical Society Cost:$40

NEW-Walking History Tour: Downtown Bemidji

Join Beltrami County Historical Society for a stroll through time in downtown Bemidji! We’ll learn about Bemidji’s early days and visit several historical landmarks all within easy walking distance! Starting and ending at the Beltrami County History Center, museum admission is included in the tour.

Disclaimers: This tour requires walking on potentially uneven or hilly terrain. Rain Date Makeup ( if need): May 13 #WHT: Sat 5/6 12pm-2pm

Location: Beltrami County Historical Society Cost:$20

The Honeyberry Farm Blossom Tour

Instructors: Jim & Bernis Ingvaldson

For those of us who are in colder climates, it may seem like we are severely limited in the fruits we can grow.Come learn and see what works in Northern Minnesota and enjoy the spring blossoms!

The HoneyberryUSA Farm Nursery and U-Pick Orchard located just 1 1/2 miles southeast of Bagley is growing over 20 different fruits and berries.

#HBF: Mon 5/22 6pm-7pm

Location: The Honeyberry Farm19736 350th St Bagley, MN Cost: $10

NEW-Gardening in Zone 3

Instructor: Daniel Sherman

Gardening in the coldest parts of the lower 48 states presents local gardeners with some special issues to deal with but here in the Bemidji area we are capable of growing almost any kind of vegetable in the seed catalog. This class is for anybody who is new to gardening or who would like to discuss different ways of gardening. The instructor will share what works for him.

The class will be oriented towards both soil gardening and raised bed gardening depending on what your needs are.

#GZ3 Tues 4/4 6pm-8pm

Location: PBC RM 27 Cost: $20

NEW-Raised Bed & Container Gardening

Instructor: Daniel Sherman

Are you curious about raised beds and or container gardening? If you don’t have space to grow an earth garden this session is for you! The instructor loves his soil but grows in raised beds as well and has had much success with it. He will share his tips and tricks on how to successfully garden in containers and raised beds in Northern Mn.

#RBG Tues 5/2 6pm-8pm

Location: PBC RM 27 Cost: $20

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Adult Enrichment: Food & Drink

Online Cooking Classes

with Chef Tess

Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos

Ingredient list for shopping sent out 5 days prior via email/link for class is sent 2 days prior and after the class you will receive the recipe packet to keep. Please check website for each class description

All class times are 4pm-6pm Cost is $35 each class

CHOOSE FROM:

• Valentine Strawberry (Rolls) & Chocolate Dreams: Sat 2/4

• Copycat Big Mac Attack, & No-Churn Ice Cream: Sat 2/25

• Mediterranean Mezze: Sat 3/4

• Instant Pot Carnitas,Classic Chili & Homemade Potato Rolls: Sat 3/11

• Focaccia, Stromboli, & Calzones: Sat 3/25

• Creamy Tuscan Gnocci W/ Chicken and Homemade Bread: Sat 4/22

• Fun with Falafel! Falafel, Pita Pockets & Dips: Sat 5/6

• California Sushi Roll Extravaganza: Sat 5/13

Fresh Rustic Bread

Instructor: Francois Fouquerel

Easter is right around the corner, and what better time to break bread with your family or loved ones? This class will give you an opportunity to add fresh bread to your table. In a hands on approach, you will make three different kinds of bread: small individual rolls, crusty sourdough boules, and a no knead loaf with a Minnesota flair, all while learning a little French language!

Bring two, 2 gallon sized containers to take dough home. All ingredients and utensils provided.

François is a native of Normandy, France, and is a year round baker at Concordia Language Villages.

#FRB Tues 3/28 5pm-9pm

Location: Concordia Language Villages- French Village Kitchen9770 Rue de Compiegne NE Cost $40

Pop Up Shop with Sundog Handmade Treats

Instructor: Muriel Kingery

The February pop up shop is unique! You can come and make the cookies hands on in person OR register to pick up a kit and take home!

Pre-register/pick up on designated date/Do at home on your own time!

The February shop is unique! You can either come and make the cookies hands on OR choose to pick up a kit and take home!

All class/pick up times are 6pm-8pm

• #HOC- Feb-Lots of Love-Thurs 2/9 / Make 6 cookies/Cost $30

• #PUS--Feb-Lots of Love -Thurs 2/9

• #PUS-March/Luck O’ The Irish-Thurs 3/16

• #PUS-April/Signs of Springs-Thurs 4/13

• #PUS-May/Flowers for Mom-Thurs 5/11

Location: Feb Class in person/pick up PBC Cafeteria

All other classes pick up PBC Entryway

12 Cookie Kits $30

6 Cookie Kits $20

DON’T SEE A CLASS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?

We are always looking for new class ideas. Visit our website at www.bemidjicommunityed.com Scroll to the bottom to quicklinks/suggest a class

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Adult Enrichment: Dance

All dance classes are instructed by Suzy & Hondo Langhout & held at Suzy & Hondo School of Dance- 1259 Tyler Ave. SE

*For all dance classes please dress in layers and bring a water bottle. Bring shoes with a smooth bottom/ no flip flops or work boots.

Folk Dancing

Folk Dances are the story of people’s culture expressed through movement and are the basis for all of our Ballroom dances. They are influenced by music, lifestyle and geography and are used to reinforce a culture’s sense of identity.

Session includes explanations of the dances, introductions to cultural steps, instruction and practice time.

Cost is per person, no partner needed, there is no pre-requisite and you must pre-register.

#FOD: Tues 3/14-3/28

5:30pm-6:45pm

Cost $40

Line Dance Introduction

Learn (or review) the most popular line dances.. and a few of our favorites! You will be introduced to The Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Copperhead Road,Cha Cha Slide,Tush Push, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Saturday Night Fever, Black Velvet, Sixteen Steps, Wagon Wheel, Honky Tonk Stomp and more! Each session may include some line dance history, musicality, instruction and practice/review time. All students are advised to dress in layers and bring a water bottle. Bring shoes with a smooth bottom/ no flip flops or work boots.

#LDI: Choose From Mon 2/6

Mon 3/13

Mon 4/3

Mon 5/8

Cost $10 EACH session

5:00pm-5:45pm

Social Dance: Ballroom Rhythm

Activities in this session will help develop ease, comfort and confidence in social dance situations. Grab your partner or friend and in this standalone Ballroom Rhythm series learn: Patterns Partnering Movement Skills Lead and follow Musicality

#SDBR: Tues 2/7-2/28

5:30pm-6:45pm (Skip 2/14)

Cost $40

Social Dance: Country Activities in this session will help develop ease, comfort and confidence in social dance situations. Grab your partner or friend or come and meet someone new in this standalone Country series learn: Patterns Partnering Movement Skills Lead and follow Musicality

#SDC: Tues 5/2- 5/16

5:30-6:45pm Cost $40

Social Dance: Swing Dance 6 count Activities in this session will help develop ease, comfort and confidence in social dance situations. Grab your partner or friend or come and meet someone new in this standalone Swing Dance 6 count series learn: Patterns Partnering Movement Skills Lead and follow Musicality

#SD6: Tues 4/4-4/25

5:30pm-6:45pm Cost $40

SMILE:

Bemidji Community Ed will occasionally photograph, film or interview those involved in our programs for the purposes of publicity. If you do not want to be included in our communications please contact the Community Education Office at 218-333-3284

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Yoga Classes with instructor: Mandi ManteufelUnderwood, RYT. All classes are held at Amity Yoga Studio/504 Beltrami Ave. All classes: You may bring your own mat and props or use the studios.

Intro to Soma Yoga

Learn about Soma yoga, a blend of somatics, therapeutic yoga and traditional hatha yoga. This class is slow and mindful. Focus is on the mind body connection to create effective changes in muscles and joints. This class is great for any level of yoga practitioner looking to increase ease in their body.

#ISY: Wed 5/3-5/31 5:30pm-6:45pm

Cost $50

Soma Relax

A therapeutic yoga class pairing somatic movements with restorative yoga poses. Restorative yoga poses are held from 5 to 15 minutes and yoga props are used to support the body in relaxing into the yoga posture. Somatic movements will precede the restorative postures to strengthen the mind body connection and promote relaxation. This class series will focus on inviting deep relaxation to the body and mind. Class is suitable for any yoga practitioner.

#SR: Wed 3/22-4/26 5:30pm-6:45pm

Cost $60

Soma Yoga for Back Care

Therapeutic yoga class focused on reeducating the back muscles to release back tension,build strength and increase mobility. This class is suitable to any yoga practitioner and anyone wanting to work towards more ease in their body.

#YBC: Wed 2/1-3/8

Cost $60

Chair Yoga

Enjoy 60 minutes of yoga from the comfort of a chair. A gentle class suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners.

Class emphasis will be on building coordination, strength and mobility. Each class will begin with breath work, mindful movement and close with guided meditation and stillness. Mats are not necessary for this class.

#CY: Choose From Mon 3/6-3/27 10am-11am Mon 4/17-5/15 10am-11am ( skip 5/1) Cost $40 each session

NEW-Yoga for Transitions

Learn from yoga and ayurveda how to transition into spring. In this two hour workshop you will be invited to engage in a yoga practice. The second part of the workshop will focus on ayurveda and yoga practices to aid in gentle seasonal transitions. Opportunity to discuss and practice/ try some yogic tools will be part two of this workshop.

#YFT Sun 4/2 2pm-4pm Cost $20

Yoga Classes with instructor: Dionne Daly, E-RYT 500. All classes are held at: Dionne’s OM Yoga Studio- 218 Minnesota Ave NW. All classes: Please bring your own mat.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is geared as a fast or moderate paced class. Strength and flexibility will be developed with this vigorous and powerful sequence of posture designed by Sri. Pattabhi Jois traditional Primary & Second Series. Dionne has been studying under Manju Pattabhi Jois for several years and other master Ashtanga teachers. All levels are welcome, modifications are given to beginners.

#AYI:Choose From Thurs 2/9-2/23 OR Thurs 3/9-3/23

Cost$ $60 each session/ Class time is 6pm-7pm

Slow Flow Yoga For Women

Slow Flow Yoga is geared directly toward the specific needs of beginning women. Women typically have tight hips, hamstrings, and shoulders. This class will focus on bringing awareness and opening to these areas of the body, through the Vinyasa system of linking breath and movement, for those who want a gentle moving class. All learners welcome! Bring yoga blocks, a strap, and mat to class.

#SFYW:Choose From Tues 2/7-2/28 (skip 2/14) Tues 3/7-3/28 (skip 3/21)

Tues 4/4-4/18 Tues 5/2-5/16

Cost: $45 each session/Class time for each is 6pm-7pm

Guided Meditation

Short & Long guided meditations. This class will lower stress and heal the body and heart. All levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, shawl, and a meditation pillow if you have one.

#GM: Choose From Wed 2/8 6-7pm Wed 3/8 6-7pm Cost $ 15 Each session

Online Health & Wellness Offerings:

Instructor: Janice Novak

Janice Novak has a Master’s Degree in Health Education. She is an internationally acclaimed, best selling author, speaker and wellness consultant who teaches workshops and seminars for hospitals, corporations and professional organizations.

All classes are online- A link and handout will be sent via email 2 days prior to class

Please check website for each class description

Cost of each class $29 and each class time is 6pm-7:30pm

Choose From:

• Acupressure to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia & More -Thurs 3/9

• Avoid the Pitfalls fo Perimenopause/MenopauseWed 2/8

• De-Age Your Brain-Tues 4/11

• Face Yoga-Wed 4/12

• Is Your Waistband Too Tight Today-Wed 2/15

• Overcome Your Carbohydrate Cravings-Thurs 2/23

• Posture,Get it Straight! Look 10 Years Younger,10 Pounds Thinner and Feel Better Than Ever- Tues 4/18

• Seated Abdominal Strengtheners That Won’t Stress Your Back or Neck-Tues 2/28

• Techniques To Activate Your Brain’s Creativity Center-Thurs 4/13

• The Art of De-Aging: Peel Years Off Your Bio AgeTues 5/16

• Womens Heart Health-Wed 2/1

NEW-Driving, Dr. Visits, Legal and Financial Planning

Instructor:Alzheimer’s Association

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis

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Adult Enrichment: Wellness & Recreation

or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

#DDLF: Mon 3/13 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Online Cost:$10

Zoom link sent to email day prior to class

NEW-Effective Communications Strategies

Instructor:Alzheimer’s Association

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

#DDLF: Thurs 4/13 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Online Cost:$10

Zoom link sent to email day prior to class

NEW-Healthy Living For Your Brain And Body

Instructor:Alzheimer’s Association

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

#HLBB: Wed 2/15 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Online

Cost:$10

Zoom link sent to email day prior to class

NEW-DrumFit

Instructor: Cathy Marcotte

Instructor Highlight: When I was younger, I danced professionally in Japan. I am excited to offer this new session to Community Ed. I have been teaching with you for about 3 years but have been teaching dance/ fitness in Bemidji for 18+years.

Also offered at Cathy’s Studio this session: Polercize & Oula Dance!

A turn-key, innovative PE program that uses video streaming technology to combine cardio, music, dance, rhythm and drumming to benefit both the mind and body. All ages welcome!

#DR: Choose From

Thurs 3/9-3/30 6:15pm-7:15pm

Tues 4/4-4/25 6:15pm-7:15pm

Location: PBC Gym

Cost $ 40 Each session

Pickleball for Beginners

Instructors: Sherry Hill & Doreen Zierer

Have you heard of the pickleball craze? It’s been around for awhile but if you are looking for a refresher or want to learn the basics this 4 class session is for you! The first 30 minutes will be educational and then open play. All equipment included. Just wear comfy clothes and shoes.

#PBB Wed 6pm-8pm

Location: Gene Dillon Aux Gym Cost $50

NEW-Open Pickleball

Instructors: Staff of Comm Ed

Grab your family and friends and come play pickleball. No experience necessary/Our staff can help answer questions and show you how to play if you don’t know anything about it OR if you are an experienced player come have some fun!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED/NO WALK- INS #OPB Sun 3:30pm-6:30pm

Location: BHS Aux Gym

Cost: $20/one hour court time NO equipment rental/up to 4 people $25/one hour court time + equipment rental/up to 4 people

Walking Club

Instructors: Staff of Comm Ed

Join Community Ed’s Walking Club and walk with ease indoors at the Bemidji High School Inside Track ( Upstairs gym) You MUST wear your membership card to walk. Membership card can be picked up at Bemidji Community Ed/Front Desk 3300 Gillette Dr NW

Cost: $25 for School Year Membership ( Sept 2022-May 2023)

Times: Mon-Fri 6am-7:30am/6pm-9pm/ Sat: 9am-2pm/Sun 12pm-6pm

Monthly Calendars will be sent out via email No Walk Club on Non-School days or when a home activity is home

Co-ed Open Power Volleyball

If you enjoy power volleyball and want more court time, this class is for you! Join this fun, passionate group of Co ed players and show off your skills! Experience in power volleyball is preferred. Class size limited to 28 and is for 18yo+ #OPVB: Fri 2/10-4/28 7pm-9pm (skip 3/10 & 4/7)

Location: Gene Dillon Gyms Cost $48

Co-ed Power Volleyball League

Instructor: Ray Leinbach

Put together a co-ed team for Power Volleyball League. Have a good time and enhance your skills. Some knowledge and experience in power volleyball is necessary. It’s more fun this way. Teams limited to first come first served. Sign up as a team, no individual fees taken. For Ages 18 and Older.

#PVBL: Wed 2/8-4/26 6pm-10:30pm (skip 3/8)

Location: Gene Dillon Gyms Cost $200

Oula Dance Fitness

Instructor: Angie Haasch

Oula dance fitness merges cardio with easy to follow choreography, mindfulness practices, and a culture of inclusivity- all to an energetic pop soundtrack. Every Oula class empowers participants to challenge their bodies and process their emotions through music, movement, and most importantly a community connection.

#ODF: Choose From Tues 2/7-3/14 6:10pm-7:10pm Tues 3/21-4/25 6:10pm-7:10pm

Location: First City Dance Studio657 Mag 7 Crt SW

Cost $60 Each Session

Polercize

Instructor: Amanda Strand

Millions of everyday women like you have discovered Pole dancing as a great source of mental and physical exercise. This class will tone, burn calories, increase flexibility & strength all in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Classes are designed for women of all ages, sizes, flexibility and dance levels. You can wear comfortable shoes or use your bare feet.

#PRC Wed 2/15-3/22 6:15pm-7:15pm

Location: First City Dance Studio657 Mag 7 Crt SW Cost $70

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Get Golf Ready students receive 5 hours of instruction over 5 sessions. Sessions will feature instruction on putting, short game, and full-swing technique. Each student will receive a 5 bag range pass. ($30 value). Any weather make-up days will be the following week.

conflicting advice? Are you nervous to start the game? This 5 Session clinic combines instruction, fun, and a no-pressure on-course golf experience. All you need to bring is... Just yourself, a desire to have fun, and perhaps a few friends to enjoy the great outdoors. Golf clubs, balls and other equipment will be provided for your use. Meet at the Pro-Shop on the first night.

#GRW: Choose From Mon 5/1-6/5 5pm-6pm (skip 5/29) Tues 5/2-5/30 6pm-7pm

Location: Bemidji Town & Country Club2425 Birchmont Beach Rd. NE Cost $85

Get Golf Ready Level 2,

Intermediate Adult Golf

Instructor: Rick Grand, PGA

Get Golf Ready 2 is designed for GGR 1, Beginning Adult Golf graduates and intermediate golfers. This (5) session class will build upon what was learned in GGR Level 1. We will reinforce basics learned, but also expand golf skills and knowledge such as effective practice, bunker play, and uneven lies, etc. Meet at Pro Shop on night one.

#GRI: Mon 5/1-6/5 5pm-6pm (skip 5/29)

Location: Bemidji Town & Country Club2425 Birchmont Beach Rd. NE Cost $85

Pilates (In Person Class)

Instructor: Lindsay Potter

Pilates is a mix of toning and stretching movements focusing on the core muscles- No two classes are the same! We slowly build up each week to more challenging movements, but many movements can be modified for personal needs. This class has a mix of different exercises from Yoga on our mats to exercises on the wall. Come and lose inches and tone up while having fun! Class is for ages 16+

Retro

80’s

Aerobics

Instructor: Suzy Langhout

Do you remember the Aerobics Craze of the 80’s and 90’s? Get ready to jump back in time and grapevine, jumping jack and twist to the great music of the time! Suzy will be the lead instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching aerobic group classes. Hondo will be available to modify and drop in humor along the way. Please bring a water bottle and be ready to have some fun!

#RA: Choose From Wed 2/8-2/22

Wed 3/15-3/29

Wed 5/3-5/17

Location:Suzy & Hondo School of Dance1259 Tyler Ave. SE

Cost $ 30 Each session/Times of each class are 5:30pm-6:15pm

YogaFit

Instructor: Suzy Langhout

Founded in 1994, YogaFit is the largest yoga school in North America. Best known for their safe approach, you will find these methods transformational, inclusive, and life changing. This style overcomes the mystery of yoga by delivering a practical,userfriendly style with its accessible, understandable and adaptable for a wide variety of ages, fitness levels, backgrounds and health conditions. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle and (yoga block or strap - optional).

#YGF: Choose From Tues 2/7-2/28 (skip 2/14)

Tues 3/14-3/28

Tues 4/4-4/25 (skip 4/18)

Tues 5/2-5/16

Location: Suzy & Hondo School of Dance1259 Tyler Ave. SE

Cost $ 30 Each session/Times of each class are 12pm-1pm

Get

Golf Ready Level 1, Beginning Adult Golf Clinic

Instructor: Rick Grand, PGA

Get Golf Ready Level 1 is designed to teach the beginner/ new golfer everything needed to play golf in just a few lessons. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills to action in a casual, friendly setting. Golf equipment will be provided for all participants in need. Open to men and women. Meet at the Pro Shop on night one.

#BAG: Choose From

Mon 5/1-6/5 6pm-7pm (skip 5/29)

Tues 5/2-5/30 5pm-6pm

Location: Bemidji Town & Country Club2425 Birchmont Beach Rd. NE Cost $85

Get Golf Ready Level 1,

Instructor: Rick Grand, PGA

Golf For Women

Golf for Women is designed to teach female golfers everything needed to play the game of golf in just a few lessons. Does everyone seem to offer

#PLS: Choose From Tues 2/7-3/28 4pm-4:45pm (skip 3/7) Tues 4/4-5/16 4pm-4:45pm

Location: PBC Gym Cost $ 56 Each Session

Pilates (Online Zoom Class)

Instructor: Lindsay Potter

Enjoy a live Pilates workout from the comfort of your own home! This 35-minute class is a mix of toning and stretching movements focusing on the core muscles. Movements can be modified for personal needs. Participants need a yoga mat, hand towel, 2-5 lb. hand weights, and water bottle. Email address is required with registration.

Those signing up for this class should be comfortable with the use of a tablet or computer.

The link to access the online classroom will be sent via email prior to class. Classes will be recorded and emailed to those that cannot attend live.

#POZ: Choose From Thurs 2/9-3/30 4pm-4:35pm (skip 3/9)

Thurs 4/6-5/18 4pm-4:35pm

Location: Online Cost $42 Each Session

ZUMBA GOLD

Instructor: Beth VanEngelenhoven ZUMBA GOLD is just as fun and effective as ZUMBA! It is for anyone looking for a modified ZUMBA class that recreates the original dance fitness moves of ZUMBA at a lower-intensity. No dance skills needed - just smile and enjoy a cardiobased workout that doesn’t “feel” like a workout. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow ZUMBA choreography that focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Great for beginners, those new to exercise and the active older adult. Class open to women and men. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave feeling energized, strong…and very happy!

#ZGW: Choose From M,W 2/1-3/8 (skip 2/20,2/27,3/6) OR M,W 3/13-4/5

Location:Boss Lady Fitness 1710 Paul Bunyan Dr NW #110

Cost: $60 Each session/Class times are 9:30am-10:15am

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R.I.P.P.E.D.

Instructor: Leah Hendricks

Experience this total body “plateau proof fitness formula” workout, utilizing resistance and cardio training, which masterfully combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet components (R.I.P.P.E.D.) to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. R.I.P.P.E.D. is much more than a weight loss cardio workout. It is an athletic based-overall-body-conditioning program that will help you lose unwanted weight and inches, while increasing your strength and lean muscle mass in a short period of time.

Bring desired hand weights that are at your comfort level, water bottle, sweat towel, and fitness mat.

#RIP: Choose From Thurs 2-2-3/23 OR Thurs 4/6-5/25 (skip 4/13)

Location: PBC Gym

Cost $80 Each session/Class times are 5:15 pm-6:00 pm

Tabata

Instructor: Leah Hendricks

Tabata is four minutes of high-intensity training, alternating between 20 seconds of max training followed by a 10-second rest for a total of 8 rounds. These workouts are fast-paced, fun, and burn up tons of calories.

Bring a set of hand weights (depends on your comfort level for weight), a mat, and water bottle.

#TAB: Choose From Tues 2/7-3/28 (skip 3/14) OR Tues 4/4-5/23

Location: PBC Gym

Cost:$70 Each session/Class times are 5:15pm-6:00pm

T’ai

Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement I

Instructor: Michelle Crow

T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness moving meditation. The set of 19 movements and one pose is soft, flowing and easy to learn. Benefits may include peace of mind, improved health, improved balance and coordination, and joy. The “Beginners I” session is for new students or for previous TCC students that would like a review. The “Beginners I” session will focus on movements 1-10. Each class will be a combination of learning new movements and a review of previous movements learned.

#TCC: Thurs 3/3-3/23 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location: PBC RM 27 Cost $40

T’ai Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement II

Instructor: Michelle Crow

T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness moving meditation. The set of 19 movements and one pose is soft, flowing and easy to learn. Benefits may include peace of mind, improved health, improved balance and coordination, and joy. The “Beginners II” session is for T’ai Chi Chih students that have previously participated in a beginners class. The “Beginners II” session will focus on movements 11-19 and one pose. Each class will be a combination of learning new movements and a review of previous movements learned.

#TCC: Thurs 4/13-5/4 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location: PBC RM 27 Cost $40

Yamuna Body Rolling

Instructor:Ana Cecilia Paola

Yamuna Body Rolling is exercise in a non-exercise form, one that combines relaxing, pleasurable effects of massage with the toning effect of exercise, only using the ball. Benefits include improved posture,increased range of motion, increased muscle tone, increased organ function and much more. Yamuna Body Rolling is designed for nonexercisers as well as exercise enthusiasts, no matter the age. All ages welcome!

Balls will be provided- Yoga Mat Required

Visit class description for recommendation/disclaimers

#YBR: Choose From Thurs 3/2-3/23 OR Thurs 4/6-4/27

Location: PBCCafeteria/Gym

Cost $60 Each session/Each class time is 6pm-7pm

NEW-Yamuna Body Rolling/Couples Session

Instructor: Ana Cecilia Paola

Bring your loved one and try something new you can explore together! Yamuna Body Rolling is exercise in a non-exercise form, one that combines relaxing, pleasurable effects of massage with the toning effect of exercise, only using the ball. Benefits include improved posture,increased range of motion, increased muscle tone, increased organ function and much more. Yamuna Body Rolling is designed for non-exercisers as well as exercise enthusiasts, no matter the age. All ages welcome!

Balls will be provided -Yoga Mat Required

Visit class description for recommendation/disclaimers #YBRC: Tues 2/21 6pm-7:15pm

Location: PBC Gym

Cost: $30 (cost is per couple)

Yamuna Face

Instructor: Ana Cecilia Paola

In this group class, you will learn how to align and get the impact out of the facial bones. Then we will get more focused work around the eyes or mouth, since these are the areas where most people hold tension and wrinkle patterns. It is amazing how realigning and improving the bones and muscles of the skull and face can correct old, stuck patterns in the hips and pelvis.

Balls will be provided for each session. Yoga Mat and Water Bottle. Contraindications for the Face Work Sessions: Please see description on website.

#YF: Choose From Tues 2/28 OR Tues 4/18

Location: PBC Cafeteria

Cost: $20 Each Session/Class times are 6pm-7pm

Yamuna Foot Fitness

Instructor: Ana Cecilia Paola

Nobody told you how. Whatever walking pattern you started with got more ingrained in your body as you grew older. Yamuna Foot Fitness will educate you to understand why you have a foot problem and what your feet need to be healthy. You can fix your own feet

Please bring Yoga Mat- Balls provided #YFF: Choose From Tues 3/21 OR Tues 5/2

Location:PBC Gym

Cost:$20 Each Session/Class times are 6pm-7pm

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Enrichment:
& Recreation SIGN UP FOR WAITLIST: If the class you want is full, sign up for the wait list! There’s no fee and we often have changes or add more sections.
Adult
Wellness

Excel: Beginning Formulas

Instructor: Kari Wood, Ph.D.

This 90 minute Excel 365/2016/2019 beginning training will cover 1 unit, up to 2 topics, and approximately 15 tasks in a business orientated project. Learn the fundamentals of creating and editing basic formulas in Excel. Enter formulas, edit functions, use relative and absolute references, and 3D references. This course is for individuals whose job responsibilities include creating and inputting basic formulas

*Prerequisites: Basic Windows, keyboarding, mouse skills, and a basic understanding of Excel. This is a 90 minute course from start to finish.

Course fee includes a training manual. Use of computers provided.

# EBF: Choose From Wed 3/15 OR Wed 3/22 / Class Times 12 pm-1:30 pm

Location: Professional Building Suite #17-522 Beltrami Ave NW

Cost: $70 Each session/ Registration deadline 3/12

DAYTIME CLASSiPhone Basics for Seniors

Instructor: Adam Washburn

Are you a Senior and confused on how to use your iPhone? Sign up for iPhone Basics for Seniors to learn about technology lingo, establish safe browsing habits, learn about the life-saving features built into your phone, and learn how to craft secure passwords and save them to your device. This class will help you with understanding the iPhone technical issues and internet safety procedures that you might come across. You will leave this session feeling confident and safe on how to use your iPhone

This class is for anyone who needs help or has questions on iPhone’s

#iPBS: Choose From Tues 3/14 OR Mon 5/8

Location: PBC RM 27 Cost $5 Each session/Class times are 10:30am-12:00pm

ASL I & II /Online

Instructor: Heath Focken

Have fun learning the basics of American Sign Language & conversation skills. Signs will be taught in an easy, organized manner for best retention. All skill levels are welcome! Take These sessions as a family and learn something new together!

Recommended to learn the ABC’S prior to joining. This class is an online option only. Link will be sent the day of class.

*Classes are recorded and sent day after each class for students to practice at home and if can’t attend live class*

#ASL I: Thurs 4/6-4/27

7pm-8pm

#ASl II: Thurs 5/4-5/23

7pm-8pm

Location: Online Cost: $50 Each Session

NEW-Five Money Questions for Women

Instructor: Ashley Stevens

This session provides an in-depth look at “Five Money Questions for Women” (health, family, purpose and finances). You will be empowered to think through your own circumstances, goals and challenges so that you can take action today and impact your quality of life in retirement.

#FMQ: Tues 3/7

5:30pm-6:30pm

Location: PBC Rm 27 Cost: $10

NEW-What Happens After the Paycheck Stops/Retirement

Instructor: Ashley Stevens

Are you nearing retirement and curious how that will look? In this session you will explore how to budget for retirement, discuss strategies to provide for your financial goals and address any potential risks.

#WHP: Thurs 3/23

5:30pm-6:30pm Location: PBC RM 27 Cost: $10

Adult First Aid, CPR/AED

Instructor: Dan Carlson

Emergency First Response Primary Care ® (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults. Emergency First Response Secondary Care ® (First Aid) will teach injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging, and splinting for dislocations & fractures. Participants will learn through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to ensure they have

confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise. The Emergency First Response program meets requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace (OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151), and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care.

Course fee includes instruction, Primary and Secondary Care manual, barriers, and certification card.

#CPR

INITIAL: Tues 2/21-3/28 (SKIP 3/14)

6pm-8pm

Location: PBC RM 27 Cost $75+Additional $25 payable to the instructor first day of class

REFRESHER: Tues 2/21-3/28 (SKIP 3/14) 6pm-8pm Location: PBC Rm 27 Cost: $75 (Bring original CPR manuals along with copy of CPR Card)

Instructors need to know how many students will be attending to help them plan materials. Some classes fill quickly and have size limits. Late Registration may cause a class to be canceled due to low enrollments, so please sign up as soon as possible.

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Enrichment: Personal & Professional Development Register Early:
Adult
Please Note!

NEW-Birch Bark Earrings

Instructor: Angie Behr

Come and enjoy a DIY for yourself and your ears with these adorable Earrings. Makes a perfect gift for a loved one as well! Choose from a variety of Birch Bark and other materials to make these unique and one of a kind!

#BBE: Thurs 3/23 6pm-8pm

Location: Twine & Gable new location: 228 4th St NW

Cost: $10+ Pay instructor additional $15 for material fee.

Can make an additional pair of earrings for $20 each.

NEW-DIY Leather Earrings

Instructor: Angie Behr

Come and enjoy a DIY for yourself and your ears with these adorable Earrings. Makes a perfect gift for a loved one as well! Choose from a variety of different leather.

#LE: Tues 2/28 6pm-8pm

Location: Twine & Gable new location: 228 4th St NW

Cost: $10+ Pay instructor additional $15 for material fee.

Can make an additional pair of earrings for $20 each.

NEW-Knitted Socks for the Intermediate Knitter

Instructor: Angie Behr

In this session you will knit your own socks to keep your toes cozy this season. This class is for the intermediate level/knitter.

#KS: Tues 4/4 6pm-8pm

Location: Twine & Gable new location: 228 4th St NW

Cost: $10+ Pay instructor additional $15 for material fee.

DIY Mystery Craft Kit For Adults

Instructor: Comm Ed Staff

Create a modern and fresh craft project that will enhance you or your home! This DIY art project will

have a seasonal or home decor theme. All materials are provided along with step-by-step instructions. Feel creative on your own schedule and be surprised at the quality and fun that you will have!

Kits can be picked up at the Community Ed building located at 3300 Gillette Dr NW OR can ship directly to you for an additional fee.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE MID OF EACH MONTH AND BE READY TO PICK UP BY END OF MONTH.

Participants will receive an email when the kit is ready for pick up/shipped.

#DIYMC: Feb, March, April, May

Cost: $25 if picking up $35 if want shipped

NEW-Needle Felted Angel

Instructor: Angie Headlee

Learn how to needle felt with this adorable angel. Add fun details to create a one of a kind piece No experience necessary- ALL LEARNERS WELCOME Supplies will be provided for you (wool, felting needle, felting pad)

#NFA:Thurs 3/23 6pm-7pm

Location: PBC Rm 27

Cost: $10 + additional $30 to pay instructor for materials provided

NEW-Needle Felted Snowman

Instructor: Angie Headlee

Learn how to needle felt with this cute snowman. Add fun details to create a one of a kind piece No experience necessary- ALL LEARNERS WELCOME Supplies will be provided for you (wool, felting needle, felting pad)

#NFS:Thurs 2/23 6pm-7pm

Location: PBC Rm 27

Cost: $10 + additional $30 to pay instructor for materials provided

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Not all classes make the brochure-check our website for new classes added throughout the session.
Adult Enrichment: Arts & Crafts

Summer Adult Enrichment:

NEW-Bus Tour: Kelliher History Center & Big Bog

Join Beltrami County Historical Society for a bus tour of Camp Rabideau, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp established as part of the “New Deal” in 1935 and one of the most complete camps still in existence. Following our camp tour, we’ll visit the Blackduck Area History and Arts Center for even more history and featured local artists.

Box/Sack Lunch is included in the tour.

Disclaimers: This tour requires walking on potentially uneven or hilly terrain.

#BTK: Fri 8/18 11am-3pm

Location: Beltrami Historical Society Parking Lot Cost: $50

NEW- Disc Golf For Beginners

Instructor: James Powell

Disc Golf is a variant of ball golf, but with special frisbees or flying discs. However, instead of hitting a ball off a tee and aiming at getting it down a hole in as few strokes as possible, disc golf involves throwing a disc from the tee and hitting an above-ground target in as few throws as you can. In this session you will learn the basics, skills and acquire the knowledge on how to play disc golf.

Fee includes a midrange disc that you will take when the session is done.

All Ages Welcome/Anybody can do this!

Disclaimer: The course requires walking on potentially uneven or hilly terrain & no bathrooms will be available at the course.

#DGB: Choose From Mon 8/7-8/28

Session I: 2pm-3:30pm OR Session II:3:30pm-5:00pm

Location: Gene Dillon Disc Golf Course/Park in the parking lot near football field Cost: $50

Adult Enrichment: Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving

Instructors: Kelly Johnson/Scott Mattfield

According to Minnesota state law, people aged 55 and older who complete a state approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10%, three-year discount on auto insurance.

Location for ALL sessions: PBC Rm 27

NEW-MN Twins Game

Instructor: Staff Comm Ed

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! Enjoy a summer day at Target Field, as we watch our Minnesota Twins take on the Texas Rangers! The fee includes round trip transportation by motor coach bus, and admission to the game. All meals and other expenses are on your own.

Depart Bemidji at 7:00am, with an approximate 9:00PM return time.

Cancellations/Refunds & Credits will not be granted after July 27, 2023, NO EXCEPTIONS After you have registered, additional information will be mailed to you.

#MTG: Sun 8/27

Game Time: 1:10pm

Location: Meet at BHS Parking Lot Cost: $40 per person

INITIAL COURSES:

#DDI: Choose From

Tues 2/14: 9am-5pm

Mon 3/13:9am-5pm

Mon 4/17 & Tues 4/18: Both evenings 5pm-9pm

Mon 5/15: 9am-5pm

Mon 8/14: 9am-5pm

Cost: $30

REFRESHER COURSES:

#DDR: Choose From

Tues 2/14: 9am-1pm

Mon 3/13:9am-1pm

Mon 4/17 5pm-9pm

Mon 5/15: 9am-1pm

Mon 8/14: 9am-1pm

Cost: $25

COMMUNITY EDUCATION & RECREATION INSTRUCTORS:

Want to earn extra income? Com Ed is looking for people who would like to share their skills. talents, hobbies, interest with the community by teaching a class. Please visit our website @ www.bemidjicommunityed.com/ scroll to the bottom to quicklinks/teach a class

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YOUTH SERVICES

ECFE/School Readiness 2023-24

ECFE is a parenting education program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance. Both daytime and evening classes are offered for parents and their child/children. Our ECFE classrooms are located at the Paul Bunyan Center (near the Bemidji airport).

School Readiness Offerings:

• Preschool is designed to prepare 3, 4 and 5 year old children for success as they enter kindergarten. Programs use play-based learning, coordinated transitions and create high-quality early learning opportunities that meet the needs of each child.

• Half-day, 2 day, 3 day and 5 day options are available.

• 3 sites: Jack and Jill Preschool on the BSU campus, JW Elementary School and the Paul Bunyan Center

How to Register:

• Registration is online at: www.bemidjicommumnityed.com

If there are classroom openings, you may register at any point during the school year. Registration for the 2023-24 school year begins at 8am on May 1, 2023.

• Click on the Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness tab at the top of the page.

Summer Kids 2023

For students entering 1st -5th grade Registration opens: February 6th, 2023

Program runs June 12th - August 18th From 7:30am-6:00pm ~ Monday - Friday *no program July 3rd or July 4th Breakfast and lunch are provided through the district food service through July 28th. Location: Bemidji Middle School until July 31st, then at Lincoln Elementary.

Cost: $25 registration fee/non refundable

Full Time: $30 per day per child (5 days/week)

Part Time: $33 per day per child (min 1 day/week)

Summer Learning after care for kids enrolled in that program: $8 per day - Monday through Thursday 4:30pm to 6pm

Kids and Company

2023-2024 School year

Registration opens: Monday, May 1st, 2023

Cost: $25 registration fee (non refundable)

Full Time: $10 per day per child (5 days per week)

Part Time: $11 per day per child (min 1 day per week)

Questions call 218-333-3284

• Choose ECFE or Preschool Registration. Scroll down and click the category you would like. Next, click the select box next to the class you would like to register for. Click Add to Cart and Check Out.

• Create an Account or Login to your Account to complete the child/parent information and pay the registration fee

• For inquiries and concerns, please call (218)333-3119, ext. 46301 for assistance.

Workers Wanted

FOR KIDS & CO.& SUMMER KIDS 20 22-2023

*Fill out an application online at: *Under Hourly* https://www.bemidji.k12.mn.us/district/job-opportunities/job-opportunities/

Fun working environment.

Kids & Co. hours 2:30-5:30 M-F but are flexible.

Summer Kids hours - varying shifts between 7:00am-6:00pm

Starting pay $14.00/hour.

Rewarding environment working with kids.

Looks great on resume.

No nights or weekends.

This would be a good fit for anyone going into Elementary Ed or Child Care.

For more information call 218-333-3284

EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING

In Minnesota, all 3 to 5 year old children are required to complete an Early Childhood Screening prior to preschool and/or Kindergarten.

Early Childhood Screening is a FREE and simple check of your child’s vision, hearing, height, weight, language and development. This screening helps ensure that all young children are well equipped for learning and families are aware of the resources in our schools and community.

If you have a child who will be going to School Readiness (Preschool) or Kindergarten this fall, please make an appointment before the 2023-24 school year begins.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A SCREENING:

• www.bemidjicommunityed.com

• Click under the Early Childhood Screenings tab to make your appointment

• Or call Eileen @ 218-333-3119 ext. 46301

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16 | SPRING/SUMMER BEMIDJI AREA SCHOOLS COMMUNITY EDUCATION BEM IDJI CO MMUNI TY EDU CATIO N YOUT H PRO GRAMS : CON TAC T: MIK E GUNK EL, YOUT H PROG RAM S FA CIL ITA TOR (2 18 )333 -32 84 EX T. 35 306 WWW.B EMI DJ IC OMMUNI TY ED. COM Looki ng for some enric hment or physi cal acti vity /sport for your chil d to try this spr ing or summer? We ha ve a wide vari ety of op tio ns to choose fr om. Check us out on ou r we bsite and be su re to j oi n our Bemi dji Comm unity Edu cat ion Face book pag e fo r we ekly prog ram ad di tions, info and upda tes . YOUTH SPORTS COACHES NEEDED: Consider COACHING A YOUTH SPORT with Community Education! We are actively seeking coaches and instructors to broaden and enrich our current class offerings to better serve the needs and interests of youth in our community. Instructors can be volunteers or compensated. Any sport or class idea is welcome! DO YOU LOVE SPORTS? KIDS? HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME? SKILLS? WE WANT TO HIRE YOU TO BE A COACH! If interested, please call Mike Gunkel, Youth Programs Facilitator at 218-333-3284 ext 35306 Swimming Lessons Infant Swim Open Swim Lap Swim Water Zumba Water Aerobics BASS Swim Club Lifeguard Training CONTACT US: Scott “Woody” Leindecker, Aquatics Facilitator scott_leindecker@isd31.net (218)333-3284 ext. 63402 Aquatics PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WWW.BEMIDJICOMMUNITYED.COM Bemidji Community Education Gift Card Give the Gift of Knowledge, Hands-on Learning, and Social Interaction. www.bemidjicommunityed.com