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Enrichment

Explore, meet, discover, learn!

New: Savor the southern flavors of Mardi Gras!

Cooking

F ket itne tle ss fo be r y lls, ou Pil : ci ate rcu s, A it t iki rain do in & m g, ore !

Harness your creative energy: Full Moon Yoga!

Fitness

Get into the game! Texas Hold'em Building a great place to live

Hobbies

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Build your fitness schedule. No gym membership required!

Awesome fitness options to fit your schedule! Fitness options mornings, afternoons, evenings, or weekends. What could be better? How about affordable class fees, welcoming environment, no pricey memberships, and experienced instructors. Choose your fitness schedule, page 12. g r nin ion ing n rai k Sta dy t tat n u T s i i o n F e d a e c e B a a r r s c n e n o g T s a m o t o n m ne i o M ma S B St ne ta aR a ove tance ght Y ga rea I ga ido Em h Lyn Fus ning ck ss Fit uff a og Resis Like o D M o a e a h Y B g e Y : s i o s t t R l k i g n e i g s i i i o Y N s t n a o te o w it ll ll Y s iv lls or ty A oo sY D aw aw EF EY be t Tr to ngar tlebe tlebe t Pila ditat n’s Re nday rning tes f s S w Flo men’ rk Ou Yoga RR ARR ircui itnes lexi- ull M ntro UN eces a mb umb BA B I Iye Pil Ket Ket Zu Z C Wo Wo PO Slo Ma Me Mo Mo Me F F F Yin R s on a ti

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C ontent s Hopkins Community Education Adult Enrichment

Adult Enrichment Classes

3 Art 8 Computer & Online Learning 9 Cooking 12 Fitness 16 Health & Wellness 19 Hobbies & Special Interests 24 Home & Garden 25 Money & Business 28 Music & Dance 30 Parent Education 31 World Languages & Cultures

Community Connect: Classes & Resources 32 Adult Options In Education (English/ESL/GED), Project SOAR 33 Kids & Company & Community Organizations 34 ECFE Classes & Events, Hop-Kids activities 35 BOOST Youth Enrichment 36 Hopkins Activity Center/Minnetonka Senior Services 37 Out & About

Registration

39 Map of Class Locations, ResourceWest information 40 How to Register & Registration Form Register online: www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings. Experience the feel of a LIVE Lincoln Center performance! Join us for free screenings of performances by pianist Lang Lang, singer/actor Rebecca Naomi Jones, and a memorial concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger. Check out page 23 for details on these community viewings and our partnership with Lincoln Center in New York City. The arts are for everyone! See you at these free community viewings of live music performances.

In our community

the people are the spirit Meet your instructor Lynnea Doublette Popular fitness instructor Lynnea Doublette teaches Zumba, Salsa, and World Dance at a variety of locations throughout the Twin Cities. In addition to teaching fitness and dance, Lynnea is passionate about acting. She has performed at the Guthrie Theater, the History Theater in Saint Paul, and other venues in the metro area. Bubbling with enthusiasm, Lynnea will inspire you to get a great workout. She enjoys working with both adults and children, creating special moments through movement, music, fitness, and dance.

Fitness that feels like a party! Find Lynnea's Zumba classes on page 12.

Connect with us: Facebook.com/HopkinsCommunityEducation


Hopkins Community Education Directory Adult & Youth Enrichment Registration and Information: 952-988-4070 Weather Hotline: 952-988-4019 call for weather-related class and activity cancellations

PROGRAMS Adult Enrichment: 952-988-4070 Adult Options In Education (ESL classes & 952-988-5343 GED testing): Conference & Event Services: 952-988-4072 Early Childhood Family 952-988-5000 Education (ECFE): Eisenhower Observatory: 952-988-4070 Eisenhower Observatory Weather Line: 952-988-4114 Hop-Kids preschool-age programs: 952-988-4070 Kaleidoscope Preschool: 952-988-5000 Kids & Company (School-age Care): 952-988-4080 Lindbergh Center: 952-988-4519 MoveFwd: 952-988-TEEN Parent Education: 952-988-4070 Project SOAR (Adults with Disabilities): 952-401-6898 Stepping Stones (All-day Preschool): 952-988-5000 Volunteer Office: 952-988-4069 Youth Enrichment: 952-988-4070

ADDRESSES Community Education Office 952-988-4070 Eisenhower Community Center, 170 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins 55305 Harley Hopkins Family Center 952-988-5000 125 Monroe Avenue S., Hopkins 55343 ResourceWest 952-988-5350 1011 First Street S., Hopkins 55343 Lindbergh Center 952-988-4519 2700 Lindbergh Dr., Mtka 55305 Hopkins Community Education provides lifelong learning options for all ages in our community through enrichment classes, adult basic education, volunteer opportunities, and programs that support children, youth, and families. Funding for Hopkins Community Education is provided through participation fees plus state and federal dollars that allow us to offer free, sliding-fee, and fee-based programming.

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From the Coordinator As we stand at the brink of a bright new year, many are pausing to reflect on this past year even as they move forward with great plans for the year ahead. At Hopkins Community Education, we, too, are celebrating the close of 2016 and eager to enter the new year with fresh ideas and new opportunities. We love working with you and are eager to help create the very best for all members of our communities in 2017. Did you know that in 2016, there were almost 800 enriching classes offered to adults through Hopkins Community Education in addition to the myriad opportunities for young people and families? 2017 will offer up even more great possibilities for learning and connecting. You will find classes in fitness, cooking, the arts, financial literacy, world language, as well as events and dialogs on a wide range of topics relevant to our community — literally something for everyone. We are thrilled that this is a community eager and interested in learning, connecting, and engaging with one another in life-long learning and the co-creation of a great community. To that end, we extol our greatest thanks for your unending support and involvement. Be proud of this great community and know that you belong in Hopkins! All are valued as learners, leaders, instructors, students, organizers, volunteers, friends, and neighbors. You are what makes Community Education great and we value your investment and involvement. Happy New Year! The best to you in 2017! Make this your year and consider Community Education your partner in that quest. Talk to your neighbor, invite a friend, learn together, share your thoughts, explore your passions, create community … Belong! See you in class!

Andrea Sjogren, Adult Program Coordinator

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Art classes teach you to see the world in new ways — capture every creative moment

Get fired up to explore the earthy art of clay! Beginning Pottery

NEW! Beginner's Hand-Building Pottery

If you've always wanted to learn and experiment with pottery, this is the class for you! Start your clay-learning process by mastering various hand-building methods and get an introduction to the potter's wheel. Steve will give you lots of individual instruction as you create your projects. Students must be able to attend the first three sessions. **

This class introduces the basic hand-building techniques, including slab, coil, and patch approaches to making pottery. Make cups, plates, bowls, and platters with these basic techniques. This class will have four weeks of creating pieces and a final glaze class. **

Steve Frederickson

Steve Frederickson

#8002: 8 sessions - limit 5 Tu., Apr. 4-May 30 (no class May 23) Eisenhower Community Center 167

$114 6:30-9:00 pm

$74 6:30-9:00 pm

NEW! Continuing Pottery: Short Session

Continuing Pottery

Steve Frederickson

Steve Frederickson

Continue to develop your pottery skills, expand your skills, and develop your personal style with clay. Boost your creativity as an artist as you work on pottery projects of your choice.** #8003: 8 sessions - limit 9 Tu., Apr. 4-May 30 (no class May 23) Eisenhower Community Center 167

#8004: 5 sessions - limit 5 Tu., Feb. 7-Mar. 7 Eisenhower Community Center 167

$114 6:30-9:00 pm

This hands-on, short-session class is an opportunity for students who have taken previous classes with Steve, or elsewhere, to continue to develop their pottery skills. Develop your personal style with clay and expand your creativity as an artist as you work on projects of your choice. Additional clay can be purchased from instructor. ** #8023: 5 sessions - limit 9 Tu., Feb. 7-Mar. 7 Eisenhower Community Center 167

$74 6:30-9:00 pm

Pottery classes with Claire O'Connor! Pottery Adventures! Claire O'Connor

Explore the wonders of clay, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced potter. Experiment with and develop a range of pottery skills including handbuilding, wheel throwing, firing, and glazing. Get messy and have fun as you produce several beautiful pottery pieces. Please bring pottery tools or purchase tools at the first session. ** #8005: 8 sessions - limit 14 $114 A: Wed., Jan. 25-Mar. 15 9:30 am-12:00 pm B: Wed., Jan. 25-Mar. 15 6:30-9:00 pm C: Wed., Mar. 29-May 24 9:30 am-12:00 pm D: Wed., Mar. 29-May 24 6:30-9:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 167, all sections

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Pottery class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing fee. Additional clay can be purchased. If you don’t have the basic tools, rent them in class for $3.

Advanced Pottery on the Wheel Claire O’Connor

Express your passion with clay as you continue your pottery skills! Pottery students with a firm foundation in basic technical skills will enjoy this class. Fine tune your throwing skills, explore tool/turn pieces, learn to create more complex forms such as pots, handles, lidded jars, teapots, and more! Explore altered and manipulated forms in greater depth. This is an advanced class — there will be no instruction in the basics of throwing and glazing. Prerequisite: You must be able to comfortably throw a 6-inch cylinder on the wheel. ** #8006: 8 sessions - limit 9 $129 A: Thurs., Jan. 26-Mar. 16 6:30-9:00 pm B: Thurs., Mar. 30-May 25 (no class Apr. 13) 6:30-9:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 167, all sections

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Unleash the feltmaker in you! NEW! Creative Surfaces for Feltmakers

Felted Flowers for Spring

Explore a variety of creative surface treatments while making a felted wall hanging or table runner. Learn to add texture, color, and depth to felt using inlays, resists, fine fabrics and more. Create craters, fissures, and other innovative surface designs. Some wet felting experience is helpful. $30 materials fee includes all fibers and supplies and is payable to instructor. **

Think spring with a bouquet of handmade, colorful felted flowers you make using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Pin your posies on jackets or hats, use them on napkin rings, or to adorn packages. These pretty flowers have many uses! $10 supply fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies. **

Leslie Granbeck

#8013: 1 session - limit 10 Sat., Mar. 18 Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

$59 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Leslie Granbeck

#8012: 1 session - limit 10 Thurs., Apr. 6 Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

$39 5:30-9:30 pm

NEW! Nuno Felted Table Runner Leslie Granbeck

Felt a beautiful table runner or wall hanging using wool from local sheep. Learn to layer naturally colored fibers, then add texture and color with a variety of embellishing techniques, including silk paper you make in class. Add your own creative touches for a one-of-a-kind accessory. $25 materials fee is payable to instructor. ** #8014: 1 session - limit 10 Sat., Apr. 29

$39 10:00 am-3:00 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

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We work with water in Felting classes. Bring a lunch or snack and dress so you can roll up your sleeves. Bring from home: • 2-3 old hand towels • 1 old bath towel • Plastic bag for wet items • Sharp scissors • Optional: apron

Eclectic classes for a hands-on experience! Mosaic Stained Glass Window or Lamp Peggy Ingles

Explore the luminous art of stained glass with an updated technique that is easy and fun to do. Explore glass cutting in the first session, then work on your original art piece at the second. Bring your own design ideas or use the patterns provided. Dress for a mess at the second session, as we apply grout and watch the magic happen to your project! The materials fee is $20 for the Frameless Window project and $29 for the Lamp project. Material fee will be collected in class. Please bring a few old towels to cut up and use.

Explore the art of photography! Take Photography classes with a professional photographer on page 19.

#8103: 2 sessions - limit 10 Tu., Apr. 4 & 11 Eisenhower Community Center 206

$49 6:00-9:00 pm

Italic Style Calligraphy Kristine MacDonald

Explore the beautiful art of calligraphy using a broadedged dip pen that gives sumptuous thicks and thins to the letters as you write. Learn the italic style that you can use to create elegant invitations, stunning cards and envelopes, or favorite sayings. $20 materials fee is payable to instructor. #8104: 6 sessions - limit 14 Thurs., Mar. 2-Apr. 6 Eisenhower Community Center 206

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$59 6:30-8:30 pm

NEW! Viking Weave Bracelet Irene Sherman

Create a beautiful viking weave bracelet that is woven from chains made from long pieces of wire, worked by hand into interconnecting loops, and spliced together in a way that is nearly impossible to detect in the finished piece. You will need the following tools: Fine point marker, tape measure and ruler, 10 yards of 26-gauge wire (gold, silver, or copper) and 18 inches of 16-gauge craft wire (any color). The instructor will provide flatnose/chainnose pliers, nylon-jaw pliers, roundnose pliers, and flush cutters — if you have any of these items, bring them to class so you don’t have to wait as long to use. Optional additional supply fee of $12 for draw plate and $5 for findings payable to instructor in class. #8108: 1 session - limit 8 Sat., Mar. 11 Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

$39 9:00 am-12:00 pm

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Enjoy and discuss art and art history! How To Talk About Historical Art

How To Talk About Contemporary Art

This workshop covers basic strategies for enjoying and discussing art. The first session covers the basics of art history, art styles, and techniques of making different types of art. Session two will take place at the Minneapolis Institute of Art where Wren will lead you through the galleries, creating the opportunity to practice your newly acquired vocabulary. All levels are welcome for this interactive and fun opportunity. Museum entry fee may apply.

This workshop is designed to help you engage with conceptual art, post-modern art, and more — like the art exhibited by contemporary art museums such as The Walker Art Center. Students will learn the difference between contemporary, modern, and historical art. Engage in topics such as the intention of the artist, the role of the audience, and art in society. This course is designed for all levels, but should enrich both the novice and the experienced student. The second class of each session will take place at the The Walker Art Center where Wren will lead you through various styles of art. Museum entry fee may apply.

Wren Supak

#8112: 2 sessions A: Thurs., Mar. 16-23 B: Thurs., Mar. 16-23 C: Thurs., Mar. 30-Apr. 6 D: Thurs., Mar. 30-Apr. 6 Hopkins Center for the Arts 204, all sections

Wren Supak

$39 2:00-4:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm 2:00-4:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm

#8113: 2 session A: Thurs., May 4-11 B: Thurs., May 4-11 C: Thurs., May 18-25 D: Thurs., May 18-25 Hopkins Center for the Arts 204, all sections

$39 2:00-4:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm 2:00-4:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm

Art History: Essentials Wren Supak

If you like art, you will love art history! With the help of discussions, slides, and trips to museums (optional), we will tour the history of the world through the fascinating lens of art. Enjoy a chronological, Western-centric history beginning with ancient art, moving through Classical, the Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Abstraction, Pop Art, and Contemporary. Join us! Additional museum entry fees may apply. #8010: 4 sessions - limit 13 A: Mon., Feb. 6-27 B: Mon., Apr. 3-24 C: Mon., Apr. 3-24

$49 3:00-4:30 pm 3:00-4:30 pm 6:00-8:30 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 204, all sections

Join us for the 19th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Tuesday, March 7, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins

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Empty Bowls Pottery Classes

Steve Frederickson, Chris Frederiksen & Kathy Israel

Participate in the Empty Bowls fundraiser by enrolling in this class!

Create a ceramic bowl for the Empty Bowls fundraiser. Empty Bowls is an international event to fight hunger. Communities around the world make ceramic bowls, which are sold at fundraising events in exchange for a simple meal of soup and bread. The funds raised will support the work of ICA Food Shelf and ResourceWest. Each participant will build two bowls by hand — one to donate to the Empty Bowls event, and one to keep. Bowls are created at the first class and glazed at the second. Sign up with your family — this is a wonderful group experience — please register each participant individually. No pottery experience is necessary. Class fee includes clay, glaze, and firing cost. No discounts. Empty Bowls pottery pick-up is Saturday, March 4, 9:00-10 a.m. #8000: 2 sessions - limit 16 $19 A: Sat., Feb. 4 & 18 9:00-11:00 am B: Sat., Feb. 4 & 18 12:00-2:00 pm C: Sat., Feb. 4 & 18 2:30-4:30 pm D: Sat., Feb. 11 & 25 9:00-11:00 am E: Sat., Feb. 11 & 25 12:00-2:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 167, all sections

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F: Sat., Feb. 11 & 25 G: Sun., Feb. 5 & 19 H: Sun., Feb. 5 & 19 I: Sun., Feb. 12 & 26 J: Sun., Feb. 12 & 26

2:30-4:30 pm 12:00-2:00 pm 2:30-4:30 pm 12:00-2:00 pm 2:30-4:30 pm

Take this class with your kids, sign up with a friend, or meet new friends while exploring basic pottery skills!

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By popular demand — more drawing with Jim Clark. NEW! Beginning Drawing from Observation Drawing from Observation: Winter Jim Clark

Jim Clark

This new class for beginning students will help you explore the endless possibilities of different media — charcoal, graphite, and ink — and how to use them on different surfaces! Create drawings and learn to evaluate and talk about art. For beginning students only. $20 supply fee is payable to instructor at first class.

Explore the endless possibilities of different media — charcoal, graphite, and ink — and how to use them on different surfaces! Create drawings and learn to evaluate and talk about art. For beginning and continuing students. $20 supply fee is payable to instructor at first class.

#8017: 8 sessions - limit 10 Thurs., Jan. 19-Mar. 16 (no class Feb. 2) Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

$89 6:00-8:30 pm

#8015: 8 sessions - limit 10 $89 A: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 8 9:30 am-12:00 pm B: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 8 2:00-4:30 pm C: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 8 6:00-8:30 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 203, all sections

Drawing from Observation: Spring Jim Clark

Explore the endless possibilities of different media — charcoal, graphite, and ink — and how to use them on different surfaces! Create drawings and learn to evaluate and talk about art. For beginning and continuing students. $20 supply fee is payable to instructor at first class. #8016: 8 sessions - limit 10 $89 A: Wed., Mar. 15-May 10 (no class Apr. 12) 9:30 am-12:00 pm B: Wed., Mar. 15-May 10 (no class Apr. 12) 2:00-4:30 pm C: Wed., Mar. 15-May 10 (no class Apr. 12) 6:00-8:30 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 203, all sections

Explore time-honored art forms for all levels. Continuing Watercolor

Oil Painting

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of watercolor! We will continue to learn what an enjoyable and versatile medium watercolor can be. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. Encouragement and feedback will be given as we grow and develop as artists. All skill levels welcome. **

Learn the time-honored tradition of oil painting. All levels are welcome. Whether you are just starting out or if you have been away from painting for a while, instructor John Caron will guide you through the fundamentals of oil painting. Explore color, value, paint application, design, and composition in this most forgiving medium. Explore the work of other artists for inspiration and techniques. **

Jill Jacobson

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Please note: Supply lists for some art classes are included in the class descriptions online at HopkinsCommunityEd. org and will be finalized one week before the start of your art class. Please check online for supply lists for your class.

John Caron

#8021: 6 sessions - limit 17 $69 A: Mon., Jan. 16-Feb. 27 9:00 am-12:00 pm No class Jan. 30 B: Mon., Apr. 17-May 22 9:00 am-12:00 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 203, all sections

Painting with Pastels

Watercolor Workshop Indulge yourself in a day of art!

John Caron

Lisa Fertig

Move on from beginning watercolor to more challenging subject matter as you develop your individual style as an artist in this workshop. Create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help you use the principles of design and color theory. Demonstrations will help you gain self-confidence. Two landscape paintings will be completed, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please bring a lunch and a beverage. #8020: 1 session - limit 20 Sat., Apr. 8 Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

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#8007: 8 sessions $89 A: Tu., Jan. 24-Mar. 21 (no class Mar. 7) 9:00 am-12:00 pm B: Tu., Apr. 4-May 23 9:00 am-12:00 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 203, all sections

$59 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Take your drawings to a new level using vibrantly colored pastels! Explore techniques used by Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary artists to achieve glowing results. Try oil pastels, dry pastels, or both. Please bring pastels (dry or oil, any size set or any grade) and paper (any size, and should be suitable for pastels). #8008: 8 sessions - limit 14 $89 A: Tu., Jan. 24-Mar. 21 (no class Mar. 7) 6:00-9:00 pm B: Thurs., Jan. 26-Mar. 16 9:00 am-12:00 pm C: Tu., Apr. 4-May 23 6:00-9:00 pm D: Thurs., Apr. 6-May 25 9:00 am-12:00 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 203, all sections

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Choose your own art adventure here! NEW! Encaustic Effects With Acrylics Bonnie Cutts

Learn to create encaustic effects using acrylic materials. Mimic the soft, luminous effects of beeswax by applying multiple layers of various acrylic gels, mediums, and paint. Bury images and patterns deep below the surface and create lovely, soft transparent and translucent layers. Become familiar with faux encaustic wax formulas and give your work a whole new feeling. Create the wax-like look of encaustics with the durability of acrylics. Open to all levels of painting experience. $10 materials fee is payable to instructor. ** #8018: 1 session - limit 15 Sat., Feb. 18 Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

$74 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Acrylic Painting Angeleta Smith

Open yourself to a new adventure with acrylic paint. You’ll soon be an expert with color, texture, collage, blending, and transparent glazing. Classroom demonstrations with materials and tools provided. We complete our course by celebrating the finished painting of your own design and show the variety of ways paintings are framed. Continuing students are welcome. Please purchase supplies no sooner than 5 days before the class. ** #8001: 8 sessions - limit 14 Mon., Jan. 23-Mar. 13 Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

Transfers, Mixed Media, and Collages Bonnie Cutts

Discover how to transfer black and white images onto wet acrylic materials, and work loosely with acrylic paints, gels, and mediums to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Use stencils for patterns, gels/pastes for texture, acrylic skins for effects, laser copies for graphic images, and more. Open to all levels of painting or collage experience. $10 materials fee is payable to instructor. ** #8019: 1 session - limit 15 Sat., Apr. 1 Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

$74 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Gelli Plate Printing Bonnie Cutts

Explore making monoprints and collage materials using Golden Open acrylic paints with a Gelli Plate and QoR Watercolors on a Dura-Lar printing plate. Discover how fun it is to build and print your images quickly. Roll out paint, stencil a pattern, lay down shapes, and create images throughout the day. We will work quickly and make several prints without the use of a press. Open to all levels of experience. $10 materials fee is payable to instructor. ** #8009: 1 session - limit 12 Sat., Apr. 22 Hopkins Center for the Arts 203

$74 10:00 am-4:00 pm

$89 7:00-9:30 pm

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Please note: Supply lists for some art classes are included in the class descriptions online at HopkinsCommunityEd. org and will be finalized one week before the start of your art class. Please check online for supply lists for your class.

Abstract Painting Wren Supak

This class will give you the tools to develop your voice as an artist. Study abstract painters, styles, and demonstrations, and take a field trip to see local abstract art. Emphasis on formal aspects like color, composition, line, shape, and value will help you accomplish your work technically. Take part in individual and group critiques, including discussions of common concerns such as, “how do I know when the painting is finished?” This class meets you at your level and strengthens it! Bring to class: paint or collage materials, brushes, and art smock; instructor will provide the rest. $25 materials fee is payable to instructor. #8011: 6 sessions - limit 13 A: Thurs., Feb. 2-Mar. 9 B: Mon., May 1-June 12 (no class May 29)

$69 2:00-4:30 pm 2:00-4:30 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 203, all sections

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Computer C o m p u t e r s k i l l s l e t y o u re a c h p e o p l e a n d i n fo r m a t i o n a ro u n d t h e g l o b e — o p e n u p a wo r l d o f p o s s i b i l i t i e s

Take command of your digital skills! Mastering Your iPhone & iPad

Quickbooks®

Interact with others and learn strategies to gain better understanding and enjoyment from your mobile device. Bring your equipment, and we supply the Wi-Fi.

Learn how to set up a company in QuickBooks®, add customer data, vendor information, bank accounts, create invoices, and pay bills. We will experiment with a mock company and discover how to create a budget, capture profit and loss, and cash flow to monitor your company’s growth. The course does not include instruction for the online version of QuickBooks®.

Jonathan Freed

#8305: 1 session - limit 12 Wed., Mar. 22 Eisenhower Community Center 219

Sharon Walbran

$59 6:00-9:00 pm

NEW! How to Cut the Cable TV Cord Ron Timm

Cable and satellite television is the single most expensive utility for many households. Discover the many viewing options that are free or less expensive than cable. We'll discuss the pros and cons of cable, how to get internet without cable, how to get TV from your computer to your television, and more. Find out why and how thousands of TV watchers are ditching cable forever. #8303: 1 session Tu., Apr. 11 Eisenhower Community Center 208

$29 7:00-8:30 pm

Office Basics – Word, Excel, PowerPoint® Sharon Walbran

Sharpen your skills with Microsoft Office® 2010 or 2013 in just three sessions. Develop proficiency in Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint®. Gain the essentials you need to expand your computer skill set and reach your goals. #8300: 3 sessions - limit 12 A: Wed., Feb. 15-Mar. 1 B: Wed., May 17-31 Eisenhower Community Center 348

$99 6:00-9:00 pm 6:00-9:00 pm

Engage Your Own Computer Trainer!

#8302: 2 sessions - limit 12 $79 A: Wed., Jan. 25-Feb. 1 6:00-9:00 pm B: Wed., Apr. 19-26 6:00-9:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 348, all sections

One-On-One Computer Tutorials Sharon Walbran

Spend an hour with one of our highly-qualified trainers to focus on your needs, such as basic skills, email, Excel, or creating a newsletter. Please Note: After receiving your registration, we will call you to discuss your needs. Two people may attend together if interested in the same training, call 952-988-4070 to register for two people. #8301: 1 session - limit 1

$49 for 1 person, $79 for 2 people

A: Wed., Jan. 25 B: Wed., Feb. 1 C: Wed., Feb. 15 D: Wed., Feb. 22 E: Wed., Mar. 1 F: Wed., Apr. 19 G: Wed., Apr. 26 H: Wed., May 17 I: Wed., May 24 J: Wed., May 31 Eisenhower Community Center 348, all sections

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Here’s your chance to spend one-on-one time with a computer instructor who can help you reach your personal or professional goals! Our experienced, patient trainers can meet you in your home, office, or at our computer lab. Sessions are scheduled at your convenience, and topics are based on your needs. Beginners are welcome! Sessions are a minimum of 2 hours. Please call 952-988-4070 for information — not available for online registration. First 2-hour session Each additional hour

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Cooking

Revamp your culinary skills because life happens in the kitchen!

Cooking classes have a specific discount policy; please see page 40 for details.

Cooking brings people and families together. NEW! A French Dinner for Two Laurel Severson

Send your taste buds on a romantic trip to France. During this handson class, you will prepare a delicious, five-course French dinner for two. Provence, the region home to Marseille, Nice, and the Riviera, often bases its cuisine on garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, and herbs. You'll experience Vichyssoise, Potato Galettes, Saffron Rice, Coquille St. Jacques a la Provencale, and Creme Caramel. You'll also learn some of the history and culture of the French Provence region. #8402: 1 session Thurs., Mar. 9 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

NEW! Greek Cuisine: Dinner for Two Laurel Severson

Join us in preparing a sumptuous Greek feast including the national soup, Soupa Avgolemono, a lemon-flavored chicken soup. Enjoy a flaming cheese appetizer, Saganaki, an eggplant appetizer, and a zucchini Moussaka with ground lamb, a wonderful variation from the better known eggplant dish. You'll also master spinach rolls in fillo, called Spanokopeta, and Karidopita, a walnut cake with orange syrup. Expect more menu items if the class is large! #8403: 1 session Thurs., Apr. 27 Eisenhower Community Center 210

NEW! Mac My Way: Cook With Your Kids! Melissa Frederickson

Do you like to cook with your kids? Do your kids like to cook with you? Join us for an evening and learn to make homemade macaroni and cheese that you can make into a complete meal by adding proteins and vegetables! We will round out the meal with salad and dessert. This great class will increase your child's confidence in the kitchen, and help give them a great sense of accomplishment by bringing home the skills to make a meal for you and your family! Bring your smiles, your spoons, and your future chef to this great parent and child class! #8415: 1 session Fri., Feb. 3 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

NEW! Sunday Dinner: Cook with Your Kids! Melissa Frederickson

Do you like to cook with your kids? Join us for an evening and learn how to make homemade baked chicken fingers, dipping sauces, cheesy potatoes, and a seasonal fruit crisp. Enjoy a night out with your child as they learn the skills to make a complete family meal! #8416: 1 session Fri., Apr. 21 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

NEW! Traditional Southern Cooking: Mardi Gras Style! Laurel Severson

Celebrate the medley of flavors and cultures of Mardi Gras! Join us in creating a memorable meal that will include Crab Dip, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Cheese Grits, Pecan Praline candy, Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce, and more. #8401: 1 session Tu., Feb. 7

$37 6:00-9:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 210

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Cooking up delicious meals and more! NEW! Chicken Classics Laurel Severson

Learn a variety of healthy, delicious chicken recipes! Utilize whole chicken, chicken parts, and versatile skinlessboneless chicken breasts. We'll use skillets and the oven to prepare and enjoy many dishes, including: Chicken Cordon Blu, Marsala with Sage, Philippine-style Adobo, Strips with Spicy Honey Dipping Sauce, Crab-Stuffed Breasts, Crispy Parmesan Strips, Lemon Kebabs, and more. These recipes will quickly become favorites. #8400: 1 session Tu., Jan. 24 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

NEW! Soups for the Winter Soul Melissa Frederickson

Make delicious soups to take away the winter chill. Discover how to make a flavorful broth that will then be used to create three amazing soups this winter. Soups include Curried Sweet Potato and Apple, a Thai Tom Yum-style soup, and Hearty Chicken and Tortellini Soup. #8413: 1 session Thurs., Jan. 26 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

Mozzarella Cheese and Greek Yogurt for Beginners Carol Schaub

Unlock the mystery of Greek yogurt! Participate in a handson experience making your own mozzarella cheese and yogurt. They taste better and are healthier for you because they don’t contain the chemical additives of commercial products. Recipes for several types of cheeses, recipes that use cheese and yogurt, and information for supplies are included. Bring two one-cup containers with secure lids to take home mozzarella cheese and yogurt starter. #8412: 1 session - limit 12 Mon., Mar. 20 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$34 6:30-8:15 pm

NEW! Oh, So Salmon! Steve Frederickson

As spring approaches, the salmon begin to run. Learn three recipes for salmon that you can use all spring and summer and into fall as well. Enjoy Maple Sugar Cured and Cedar Planked Salmon that can be prepared with either the oven or the grill. Prepare Poached Salmon with Dill Cucumber Sauce, a great tribute to the season. We will also make Salmon with Mango Salsa — a little heat and sweetness combined. All recipes will be shared in class. #8404: 1 session - limit 18 Thurs., May 11 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

Create something sweet and beautiful! NEW! Make and Bake All Things Chocolate

NEW! Cake Decorating for Beginners

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Enjoy the world of working with chocolate as an ingredient in this hands-on session. Learn pastry chef secrets and the foundation of making perfect chocolate pastries and chocolate candies!

Discover tricks of the trade and have fun decorating lovely cakes and desserts for family and friends. Learn how to make borders, flowers, newer cake patterns, clowns, fancy designs, and more. Join the fun! $25 supply fee payable to instructor during the first session.

Patricia Kandakai

#8417: 1 session Mon., Feb. 13 Eisenhower Community Center 210

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$37 6:00-9:00 pm

Nancy Burgeson

#8414: 3 sessions Tu., Apr. 25-May 16 (no class May 9) Eisenhower Community Center 210

$49 6:00-9:00 pm

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Cooking

Take a savory journey to exotic India. Art of Indian Cooking I

Art of Indian Cooking II

Enjoy a flavorful culinary journey to India with Chef Vanita. We’ll make: Saag Paneer, Naan Bread, and Curried Corn with Potatoes.

Explore more techniques for making delicious Indian food with Chef Vanita! We’ll make: Samosa, Spiced Pilau Rice, and Shirkhand.

#8406: 1 session - limit 16 Tu., Feb. 21 Eisenhower Community Center 210

#8407: 1 session - limit 16 Thurs., Mar 23 Eisenhower Community Center 210

Vanita Shah

Vanita Shah

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

Art of Indian Cooking III Vanita Shah

Discover techniques for making fragrant and delicious Indian cuisine with Chef Vanita in this hands-on class. We’ll make: Dosai, Potato Masala, Coconut Chutney, and Rava Kesari. #8408: 1 session - limit 16 Tu., May 9

$37 6:00-9:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 210

Delicious foods for entertaining loved ones. Artisan Bread in Minutes

Intro to Sushi

Learn to make savory, healthy breads using dough mixed in minutes and stored for up to two weeks in your refrigerator. Discover the basic theory of artisan breads using wet dough. Bake a loaf in class to take home, plus mix a batch of dough to take home. Receive recipes for various artisan breads. Discover the unique attributes of rye bread and multi-grain in class. Class includes demonstration, handson learning, and tasting. Bring to class: five-quart mixing bowl with cover, a set of measuring cups and spoons, and a large wooden spoon.

Discover the secrets to making delicious sushi for yourself, family and friends! Learn shopping tips, ingredient prep, assembly of the rolls, and presentation. We will create both the traditional rolled sushi (makizushi) and the American California sushi. Start with easy-to-make seasoned sushi rice, then select and roll wonderful ingredients such as chicken, shrimp, smoked salmon, crab, mushrooms, eggs, carrots, avocado, spinach, ginger, and more. No raw fish will be used in class.

Carol Schaub

#8411: 1 session - limit 16 Thurs., Feb. 9 Eisenhower Community Center 210

Laurel Severson

$34 6:30-8:15 pm

#8405: 1 session - limit 18 Tu., May 23 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

NEW! Wok 'n' Roll!

NEW! Wok 'n' Roll II

Prepare Japanese and Asian entrees and side dishes like wok-seared chicken, tofu, spinach salad, and simmered vegetables to accompany fluffy steamed rice. Bring your apron, knife, and appetite!

Further explore the art of wok cooking, utilizing spring vegetables and different types of meats. We will focus on artistry and plate presentation as well.

Ryusuke Jono

#8409: 1 session - limit 10 Fri., Feb. 10 Eisenhower Community Center 210

Ryusuke Jono

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

#8410: 1 session - limit 10 Fri., Mar. 10 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$37 6:00-9:00 pm

NEW! Thai Appetizers Patricia Kandkai

Cook up delicious, fragrant, and simple appetizers from Thailand! We'll make: Green Curry Puffs, Chicken Satay, spring and summer rolls, vegetarian appetizers, dipping sauces, and Thai rice. Ingredients may include meat, peanuts and shellfish. #8418: 1 session Thurs., Apr. 13

$37 6:00-9:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 210

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Fitness

Fitness classes are your first step toward feeling and looking your best

Put some fun back in your fitness routine! Zumba with Lynnea

Zumba with Emma

Join the party with Lynnea Doublette! Zumba is a Latininspired cardio dance class. The calories will melt away while you lose yourself in the music. Each class will feature easy to follow dance steps from Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Cumbia, and many more.

Get ready to party yourself into shape! This exhilarating, easy-to-follow Latin-inspired class will have you burning calories in no time. Experience a low-intensity, wholebody workout while learning and using moves from Salsa, Cha Cha, and Merengue. Routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone the body and maximize fat burning. Enjoy a party-like atmosphere and put the fun back into fitness!

Emma Rojas De La Riva

Lynnea Doublette

#8543: 4 sessions - limit 20 A: Fri., Jan. 20-Feb. 17 (no class Feb. 10) B: Fri., Feb. 24-Mar. 24 (no class Mar. 10) Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$39 6:15-7:15 pm 6:15-7:15 pm

POUND™: Sweat, Sculpt, Rock! Try it first: Free demo class! Kathleen Nelson

POUND™ is a cardio workout inspired by the energizing fun of playing the drums. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND™ provides a full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix™, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered for exercising, POUND™ is an incredibly effective workout. Drum your way to a stronger, leaner physique! Please bring a yoga mat. Demo Class Free! Registration required. Wed., Jan. 18 5:30-6:00 pm #8514: 10 sessions $99 Wed., Jan. 25-Apr. 5 (no class Mar. 1) 5:30-6:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center Cafeteria, all sections

#8530: 6 sessions - limit 10 A: Sat., Jan. 21-Feb. 25 B: Sat., Mar. 4-Apr. 8 C: Sat., Apr. 22-May 27 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$49 10:45-11:45 am 10:45-11:45 am 10:45-11:45 am

Hula Hoop Your Way to Fun & Fitness Annette Fragale

Get a great workout while trimming your waist, thighs, and belly with hoops — the beloved childhood toy that is all grown up! The specially designed 4-pound exercise hoop targets your waistline and core area and is great cardiovascular exercise, too! Hoops may be purchased from instructor for $15 (optional). #8518: 1 session - limit 30 Wed., Jan. 25 Eisenhower Community Center Cafeteria

$14 6:30-7:30 pm

Introduction to Aikido Declan Lestat

Aikido represents a potent distillation of centuries of Japanese martial knowledge, and is one of the most widely practiced in the world. Aikido is purely defensive. There are no kicks and very few hand strikes. It is an effective martial art for self defense, not only because it teaches how to neutralize attacks, but it trains your state of mind and physical condition. A unique and challenging workout, aikido emphasizes developing a focused and calm mind, even in the most stressful of situations, making it ideally suited for modern living. #8517: 6 sessions Wed., Feb. 1-Mar. 15 (no class Mar. 8)

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$54 7:30-8:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center North Gym

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WINTER/SPRING 2017

Fitness

More yoga choices than ever — new classes for you! NEW! Full Moon Yoga Meditation: Movement, Music, and Power Holly Slocum

Near the full moon, there is a tremendous increase in emotional and creative energy. Harness this energy with a powerful class utilizing candlelit gentle movement, breath work, live music, guided meditation, and essential oil. Bring a mat to class.

NEW! Iyengar Yoga Nancy Marcy

Based on the tradition of BKS Iyengar, this class focuses on correctly aligning the body to improve general posture, breathing, and circulation. Begin with basic standing poses and improve your yoga skills, utilizing props and breath work. Bring a mat to class. #8528: 6 sessions A: Mon., Feb. 6-Mar. 20 (no class Feb. 27) B: Wed., Feb. 8-Mar. 15 C: Mon., Apr. 3-May 8 D: Wed., Apr. 5-May 10 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$54 4:30-5:30 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 4:30-5:30 pm

Fitness Yoga Gretchen Novak

Join this active workout consisting of flowing yoga postures, deep stretches, and balance work. All fitness levels are welcome, with modifications or challenges given based on experience. This fitness-based yoga class will leave you feeling energized! Bring a mat to class. #8522: 8 sessions - limit 10 $88 A: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 8 7:45-8:35 pm #8522: 6 sessions - limit 10 $66 B: Wed., Apr. 12-May 17 7:45-8:35 pm Park Dance Center, 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

Morning Yoga Nancy Marcy

Start your day with a rejuvenating morning yoga practice of Hatha yoga poses in a Vinyasa flow style. All levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat (yoga props optional). #8527: 6 sessions - limit 20 A: Tu., Jan. 24-Feb. 28 B: Thurs., Jan. 26-Mar. 2 C: Tu., Mar. 14-Apr. 18 D: Thurs., Mar. 16-Apr. 20 E: Tu., Apr. 25-May 30 F: Thurs., Apr. 27-June 1 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$54 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am

#8532: 1 session A: Fri., Feb. 10 B: Fri., Mar. 10 C: Fri., Apr. 7 D: Fri., May 12 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$29 7:00-8:30 pm 7:00-8:30 pm 7:00-8:30 pm 7:00-8:30 pm

Yin Yoga

Michelle Harma Increase flexibility and range of motion through a series of on-the-mat postures. Yin yoga is an excellent practice for athletes, or yogis that practice more vigorous types of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and any other props (optional) you wish to use. #8525: 6 sessions A: Thurs., Jan. 19-Mar. 2 (no class Feb. 16) B: Thurs., Mar. 16-Apr. 20 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$59 7:30-8:30 pm 7:30-8:30 pm

Slow Flow Yoga Michelle Harma

Build strength and stability, increase flexibility, and reduce stress in this class for beginning and experienced students. Bring a yoga mat and any other yoga props (optional) you may wish to use to class. #8524: 6 sessions A: Thurs., Jan. 19-Mar. 2 (no class Feb. 16) B: Thurs., Mar. 16-Apr. 20 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$59 6:15-7:15 pm 6:15-7:15 pm

Monday Night Yoga Mary Coats

Engage in a grounding yet energetic yoga class. This Asana practice is great for all levels of experience. Focus on alignment and the importance of balance in flexibility and strength. Bring a mat and yoga block or towel. #8507: 8 sessions - limit 20 A: Mon., Jan. 23-Mar. 13 B: Mon., Mar. 27-May 15 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$64 7:45-8:45 pm 7:45-8:45 pm

More Fitness Fun through Hopkins Community Education and Community Organizations

Thursdays, Lindbergh Center

Walking/Jogging Track-Lindbergh Center: Hopkins Community Education 1/6 mile track is open for community walkers and joggers daily from 6 am-10 pm. Check the monthly calendar for special events. $5 daily fee or annual memberships. Call 952-988-4519 for details. Fitness Center/Weight Room-Lindbergh Center: Hopkins Community Education Community members may use the free weights and aerobic machines such as bikes and ellipticals during the week in the late afternoon/evening and weekends. Call 952-988-4519 for details and fees.

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IKE Wellness Walkers

Hopkins-Minnetonka Rec Services

Offers a variety of year-round activities designed Eisenhower Community Center Walking for you and your family. Registration: Hopkins Community Education www.eminnetonka.com, or 952-939-8203. Use Eisenhower Community Center as part of your fitness routine – for free! Eisenhower Community Center is Hopkins Masters Swimming now open to walkers: This group has a wide variety of • Free • Lockers available participants (fitness swimmers, Walking is open: competitive swimmers, triathletes) and Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. age ranges. All abilities are welcome! Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Information: scott.tripps@mchsi.com or visit www.genesisaquatics.org Sign up at the Reception Desk from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the main lobby of Eisenhower Community Hopkins Community Education | 13 Center (Door B). Call 952-988-4070 for information.


Fitness

WINTER/SPRING 2017

Join instructor Marie Nelson for Total Body Power classes. Work Out Like a Rock Star!

Work out like a rockstar! Learn all the moves that sculpt your body for top performance. Get a cardio and strength workout, while toning your body. Rock out to highenergy music using the resistance of your own body weight along with plyo boxes, Bosu trainers, balance balls, medicine balls, and more! All levels of fitness welcome. Be prepared to sweat and have a blast! Most people work out in bare feet or socks, otherwise, please bring a clean pair of indoor-only shoes to class. Note: Students should be able to comfortably get down on and off the floor. #8536: 4 sessions $59 A: Mon., Feb. 6-27 5:00-6:00 pm B: Mon., Mar. 6-27 5:00-6:00 pm C: Mon., Apr. 3-24 5:00-6:00 pm D: Mon., May 1-22 5:00-6:00 pm Total Body Power, 3546 Dakota Ave South Suite D, St. Louis Park, all sections

Build Your Dream Body With Kettlebells: The Basics

Learn the secrets for a lean, sculpted physique from expert instructors. Kettlebells are tools for any age or fitness level. Build lean muscle, improve flexibility, and increase energy. Expect a great workout and see results! Most people work out in bare feet or socks, otherwise, please bring a pair of indoor-only shoes to class. Note: Students should be able to comfortably get down on and off the floor. #8537: 4 sessions $59 A: Wed., Feb. 1-22 5:00-6:00 pm B: Wed., Mar. 8-29 5:00-6:00 pm C: Wed., Apr. 5-26 5:00-6:00 pm D: Wed., May 3-24 5:00-6:00 pm Total Body Power, 3546 Dakota Ave South Suite D, St. Louis Park, all sections

Kettlebell Rock Star!

Learn moves that sculpt your body for top performance. Rock out to high energy music using the resistance of your own body weight along with Bosu trainers, balance balls, medicine balls, and more! All levels of fitness welcome. Please bring a pair of clean, indoor-only shoes to class. Note: Students should be able to comfortably get down on and off the floor. #8535: 4 sessions $59 A: Tu., Feb. 7-28 6:45-7:45 pm B: Tu., Mar. 7-28 6:45-7:45 pm C: Tu., Apr. 4-25 6:45-7:45 pm D: Tu., May 2-23 6:45-7:45 pm Total Body Power, 3546 Dakota Ave South Suite D, St. Louis Park, all sections

Meditative Movement for Stress Relief

Relax in this soothing class using the gentle, guided movements based on Feldenkrais to explore a deeper sense of awareness, peace, and calm. Reduce tension and stress, quiet your mind, improve sleep, and more. Many exercises are done lying down on the floor and are modifiable. Most people work out in bare feet or socks, otherwise, please bring a clean pair of indoor-only shoes to class. Note: Students should be able to comfortably get down on and off the floor. Bring a blanket with you to class. #8538: 4 sessions $59 A: Thurs., Feb. 9-Mar. 2 6:45-7:45 pm B: Thurs., Mar. 9-30 6:45-7:45 pm C: Thurs., Apr. 6-27 6:45-7:45 pm D: Thurs., May 4-25 6:45-7:45 pm Total Body Power, 3546 Dakota Ave South Suite D, St. Louis Park, all sections

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Save on Total Body fitness classes (above). Pick 4 or choose unlimited classes at a discounted rate.

Here is your chance to explore several different class options and save! With the Pick 4 option, choose from either A, B, C, or D sessions of all Total Body fitness classes and attend four nights from any or all of the above classes. With the Unlimited option, pick sessions A, B, C, or D and attend as many class sessions as you'd like! Questions? Call 952-988-4070. SAVE-Pick 4 Option: #8539A (A sessions) #8539B (B sessions) #8539C (C sessions) #8539D (D sessions)

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$59 $59 $59 $59

SAVE-Unlimited Option: #8540A (A sessions) #8540B (B sessions) #8540C (C sessions) #8540D (D sessions)

$99 $99 $99 $99

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Fitness

Strengthen, tone, stretch, and balance. Resistance Training for Women & Men

NEW! Flexi-bells

Experience weight training with barbells, dumbbells, resistance machines, and body weight movements in this class designed for you! Improve your body strength and learn health-boosting nutritional principles.

Join this innovative fitness class that uses small kettlebells to gently strengthen the body. Increase your cardiovascular endurance, burn fat, improve balance and stimulate your metabolism. Perfect for beginner students wanting to ease tension in the body and experience a light workout. No experience necessary. Kettlebells are not included. Recommended size for beginners is a 10 lb. kettlebell. Students with kettlebell experience can go up to 20 lbs. Yoga mat, water, and comfortable clothing are suggested.

Edwards Burns

Women: #8529: 9 sessions - limit 14 $109 A: Tu. & Thurs., Feb. 2-Mar. 7 5:30-6:30 pm No class Feb. 23 Women: #8529: 10 sessions - limit 14 $119 B: Tu. & Thurs., Mar. 14-Apr. 20 5:30-6:30 pm No class Apr. 11 & 13 C: Tu. & Thurs., Apr. 25-May 25 5:30-6:30 pm Men: #8529: 9 sessions - limit 14 $109 D: Tu. & Thurs., Feb. 2-Mar. 7 5:30-6:30 pm No class Feb. 23 $119 Men: #8529: 10 sessions - limit 14 E: Tu. & Thurs., Mar. 14-Apr. 20 5:30-6:30 pm No class Apr. 11 & 13 F: Tu. & Thurs., Apr. 25-May 25 5:30-6:30 pm Lindbergh Center Weight Room, 2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka (behind Hopkins High School), all sections

Mat Pilates I Nancy Ellsworth

The Pilates method uses a whole-body approach to gaining strength and improving function by accessing your deepest core muscles. Focus on breathing, posture, alignment, and balance as a foundation for building strength. Please bring a Pilates mat and small towel. #8513: 10 sessions A: Mon., Jan. 16-Mar. 27 (no class Feb. 20) #8513: 7 sessions B: Mon., Apr. 10-May 22 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$114 9:15-10:15 am $79 9:15-10:15 am

Pilates for Buff BonesÂŽ Nancy Ellsworth

Join this workout designed for bone strengthening and balance, using Pilates, strength training, and rehabilitative exercise. Tone your arms, hips, back, and abs. The medically-endorsed Buff BonesÂŽ system improves posture and is for all fitness levels, even people with osteoporosis! #8512: 10 sessions A: Mon., Jan. 16-Mar. 20 #8512: 7 sessions B: Mon., Apr. 10-May 22 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$114 8:00-9:00 am $79 8:00-9:00 am

Recess-Style Fitness Fun For Adults! My House Fitness

Join us for "adult recess!" Play games using jump ropes, hula hoops, smash balls, and other sports equipment. Start your day with fun and games! #8541: 4 sessions Sat., Apr. 8-May 6 (no class Apr. 15) Eisenhower Community Center Cafeteria

$49 8:45-9:15 am

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Sharon Nelson

#8534: 4 sessions $59 A: Mon., Mar. 6-Mar. 27 5:30-6:30 pm B: Mon., Apr. 3-Apr. 24 5:30-6:30 pm C: Mon., May 1-June 5 5:30-6:30 pm No class May 22 & 29 Eisenhower Community Center Cafeteria, all sections

NEW! Circuit Training Stations Gretchen Novak

A challenging, fun workout-style class! A variety of stations and intervals will be incorporated each week for a total body workout. Designed for all levels, with modifications and challenges given as needed. Bring a yoga mat to class. #8523: 7 sessions - limit 10 $77 Sun., Jan. 22-Mar. 12 (no class Feb. 19) 8:50-9:40 am Park Dance Center, 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

BARRE Fitness Gretchen Novak

BARRE Fitness is a total conditioning program that blends classical ballet exercises with Pilates, yoga, and strength movements. Burn fat and increase lean muscle mass with this low-impact exercise. Use the ballet barre, as well as center work, to perform a variety of exercises to target multiple muscles. Please bring a pair of dumbbells (2-3 lb.) and a mat to class. No discounts. #8519: 8 sessions - limit 10 A: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 8 B: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 8 C: Sat., Jan. 21-Mar. 18 (no class Feb. 4) #8519: 6 sessions - limit 10 D: Wed., Apr. 12-May 17 E: Wed., Apr. 12-May 17 Park Dance Center, 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park, all sections

$96 9:40-10:30 am 6:50-7:40 pm 10:00-10:50 am $72 9:40-10:30 am 6:50-7:40 pm

BARRE-Yoga Fusion Gretchen Novak

BARRE Fitness blended with yoga postures and weight training for a total body workout! All fitness levels will be challenged, and no barre or yoga experience needed. Please bring a pair of dumbbells (2-3 lb.) and a mat. #8520: 7 sessions - limit 12 $98 Sun., Jan. 22-Mar. 12 (no class Feb. 19) 12:30-1:45 pm Park Dance Center, 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

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Health & Wellness Health and wellness classes help you build stronger relationships and healthier families

Reach your wellness goals this year! NEW! A New Year, A New You! Weight Loss, Detox, and Smoothies

Alexander Technique: Introduction Try it first: Free demo class!

Learn how to make delicious smoothies and discover the key ingredients needed to help promote detoxification in your body. The right combination of ingredients will help you shed those unwanted pounds.

This 100-year-old technique is designed to release stress, create ease of movement, and enhance your quality of life. Instructor Lisa will give you individual instruction within the class setting, along with one 15-minute private lesson. Try our demo class to get a taste of what this technique can do for you! A certified instructor, Lisa has over 27 years of experience.

Brenda Higgins

#8544: 1 session Tu., Jan. 17 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$24 6:30-8:30 pm

NEW! Just Breathe! Techniques to Help Calm, Center, and Focus Janice Novak

The simplest and most powerful technique for optimum health of mind and body is absolutely free and literally right under your nose. Breath work is a powerful tool for improving energy levels, health, and well-being. Discover ancient breathing exercises that will help neutralize stress, increase energy and brain function, improve immune response, decrease depression and anxiety, and help strengthen your back and abs from the inside out. #8510: 1 session - limit 40 Mon., Feb. 13 Eisenhower Community Center 225

$29 6:00-7:30 pm

Self Care for Women Marnie Marmet

Do you tend to focus on everyone else first, letting your own health suffer? Take time to focus on your needs and join us to discuss caring for yourself as a woman. #8515: 1 session $29 A: Thurs., Feb. 23 7:00-8:00 pm B: Wed., Apr. 26 7:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 209, all sections

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Lisa Galbraith Heyl

Demo Class Free! Registration required. Thurs., Jan. 19 10:30-11:30 am Thurs., Apr. 6 10:30-11:30 am #8505: 6 sessions - limit 20 $54 A: Thurs., Jan. 26-Mar. 2 10:30 am-12:00 pm B: Thurs., Apr. 13-May 18 10:30 am-12:00 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

Alexander Technique: Continuing Lisa Galbraith Heyl

More Alexander Technique! Learn to incorporate the Alexander Technique more consciously into your daily life. Lower your stress and improve your posture and quality of life. Receive individual instruction within a class setting, along with one 15-minute private lesson. Prerequisite: Alexander Technique: Introduction. #8506: 6 sessions - limit 20 A: Thurs., Jan. 26-Mar. 2 #8506: 4 sessions - limit 20 B: Thurs., Mar. 16-Apr. 6 #8506: 6 sessions - limit 20 C: Thurs., Apr. 13-May 18 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$54 12:00-1:30 pm $36 12:00-1:30 pm $54 12:00-1:30 pm

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WINTER/SPRING 2012 WINTER/SPRING 2017 Health & Wellness

Techniques for exploring greater wellbeing. NEW! Living Gluten Free Holly Magdanz

NEW! Introduction to Essential Oils Sandra Donohue

What are essential oils? How do they work? Explore the basics of essential oils and how they can enhance wellness. This class is great whether you are a seasoned user or new to the experience. #8142: 1 session $19 A: Sat., Jan. 28 10:00-11:30 am B: Tu., Mar. 28 6:00-7:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 208, all sections

NEW! Using Essential Oils: Before, During and After Pregnancy Sandra Donohue

If you are thinking of becoming a parent, already pregnant, or a new parent — this class is for you! Learn about what oils to use to promote a healthy pregnancy, which oils to be cautious of during and after pregnancy and for your newborn, and which oils can promote the healthy skin that is needed as your body grows. #8143: 1 session A: Thurs., Feb. 16 Eisenhower Community Center 205 B: Tu., Apr. 18 Eisenhower Community Center 215

More than ever before, people are living gluten free for a variety of reasons. Learn from an instructor who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2015 and is passionate about increasing community awareness around the many dimensions of gluten free living. Topics include: Gluten basics, safely eating gluten free, gluten free on a budget, and more. There will be opportunity for the class to share tips and questions. This course does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of your medical team for special concerns. #8546: 1 session A: Tu., Feb. 7 Eisenhower Community Center 219 B: Thurs., Apr. 20 Eisenhower Community Center 213

$29/household 6:30-8:00 pm 6:30-8:00 pm

Diabetes Myths: Fact vs. Fiction My House Fitness

Have you or a family member been diagnosed with gestational, pre-diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes? Learn about diabetes, how to simplify your diet, the effect of physical activity, and more. This course does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of your medical team for special concerns.

$19 6:00-7:30 pm

#8542: 1 session Thurs., Jan. 19 Eisenhower Community Center 219

6:00-7:30 pm

NEW! Thyroid Information Workshop

Healing Oils of the Bible Sandra Donohue

Journey through the Bible and explore the ways essential oils were used during biblical times. Essential oils have been in use for thousands of years. Discover how the properties of these healing oils can help you in your everyday life. #8145: 1 session $19 A: Tu., Feb. 21 6:30-7:30 pm B: Thurs., Apr. 20 6:30-7:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 217, all sections

Using Essential Oils to Calm Behaviors, Create Focus, and Reduce Occasional Stress Sandra Donohue

Essential oils can help to create focus, reduce stress, and calm certain behaviors. Plus, you can easily use them to enhance your everyday life. Learn the basics of essential oils and what they can do for you. Explore how oils may help you create an environment where you can experience their calming properties. #8144: 1 session $19 A: Thurs., Mar. 30 6:00-7:30 pm B: Thurs., May 11 6:00-7:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 208, all sections

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$29 6:00-7:30 pm

Janice Novak

Fatigue, weight gain, depression, arthritis, thinning hair, and heart palpitations are only some of the symptoms for low thyroid. We’ll discuss the thyroid tests that are often overlooked, hormone replacements prescription options, triggers, how and when to take thyroid medications, and more. Once your thyroid is treated properly, your quality of life may improve dramatically. This workshop is a source of information only and should not be considered a substitute for the advice of a medical professional. #8509: 1 session - limit 20 Wed., Apr. 5 Eisenhower Community Center 205

$29 6:00-7:30 pm

Art of De-Aging: Peel Years Off Your Bio Age Janice Novak

You have more control over how your body ages than you may think. Research has shown that you can peel years off your biological age. Discover simple, scientificallyproven things you can do right now to decrease your body age. Learn facial acupressure points to help reduce years from your face naturally by increasing muscle tone and decreasing puffiness and eye bags. Discover how to reduce lines and prevent new ones. Help yourself look better, feel younger, and age with health and vigor. #8508: 1 session - limit 20 Mon., May 1 Eisenhower Community Center 219

$29 6:00-7:30 pm

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Health & Wellness

WINTER/SPRING 2017

Strategies for enhancing your health. NEW! Overcome Your Carbohydrate Cravings Janice Novak

Do you crave starches, snack foods, and sweets but find the more you eat, the more you want? Is your snacking out of control? Discover a two week plan that will stop your cravings, help you lose weight, and help keep your insulin levels balanced. Overcoming carb cravings is not just a matter of willpower — it's a matter of biology. Learn how you can stop the vicious cycle of food craving and weight gain. #8511: 1 session Tu., Jan. 31 Eisenhower Community Center 217

$29 6:00-7:30 pm

The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Finding Food Freedom! Britany Schulz, Certified 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach

Discover how to break free from sugar dependence and stop allowing sugar to control your life! As a certified Sugar Detox Coach, Britany Schulz is committed to making this powerful program work for you. By eliminating sugar, you may notice improvements in your skin, digestion, sleep — even joint and back pain. Lift your brain fog, improve your mood and productivity, enhance your athletic performance, and much more! Break your sugar habit with techniques you'll explore in this supportive class. #8504: 4 sessions $54 A: Thurs., Feb. 2-Feb. 23 6:00-8:30 pm B: Thurs., May 4-May 25 6:00-8:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 219, all sections

NEW! Help! My Partner Has Hearing Loss Christine T. Morgan, MA

Communication partners and the person with hearing loss go through grief and frustration while trying to communicate. Explore the daily frustrations, as well as necessary changes when dealing with hearing loss. Both partners will learn how to communicate more effectively. Bring your questions and concerns to the class. This class is open to both partners, or attend alone. #8503: 1 session - limit 12 $29 A: Wed., Jan. 18 6:00-7:30 pm B: Fri., Feb. 3 10:00-11:30 am C: Wed., May 3 6:00-7:30 pm D: Fri., May 12 10:00-11:30 am Eisenhower Community Center 215, all sections

Identifying and Coping With Hearing Loss Christine T. Morgan, MA

Learn from an experienced instructor who is a hearing loss support specialist. Discover causes, precautions, and the physical and psychological impact hearing loss has on a person. Ms. Morgan is the current president of the Hearing Loss Association America-Twin Cities, and lives with adult-onset hearing loss. #8501: 1 session - limit 20 $29 A: Wed., Feb. 8 6:00-7:30 pm B: Wed., May 3 6:00-7:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 215, all sections

NEW! I've Been Diagnosed with Hearing Loss. Now What? Christine T. Morgan, MA

Explore coping skills and practical solutions to navigate and communicate more comfortably in a hearing world. A psychologist will discuss grieving and other issues related to hearing loss. This class is appropriate for those with hearing loss and their spouse, family, and friends. The instructors are both officers of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Eating for Increased Energy Marnie Marmet

What would your life be like with an abundance of energy and vitality? What foods are best to eat to increase your energy? Join us for a discussion on eating for energy to answer these questions and more. #8516: 1 session $29 A: Mon., Feb. 13 1:00-2:00 pm B: Wed., Mar. 15 7:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 207, all sections

#8502: 1 session - limit 12 $29 A: Wed., Feb. 15 6:00-7:30 pm B: Fri., Mar. 10 10:00-11:30 am Eisenhower Community Center 215, all sections

Communication Strategies When Dealing with Hearing Loss Christine T. Morgan, MA

Learn about the myths and coping strategies when dealing with hearing loss, either yours or your partner's. Ms. Morgan and her partner (a hearing loss support specialist and vice president of Hearing Loss Association of America Twin Cities) will provide useful strategies to improve the quality of communication for the person with hearing loss. The instructors understand hearing loss as they live with it every day. #8500: 1 session - limit 20 $29 A: Thurs., Apr. 6 6:30-7:30 pm B: Fri., Apr. 28 10:00-11:30 am Eisenhower Community Center 217, all sections

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Hobbies & Special Interests

Hobbies take you to new places and give you creative experiences

Get in the game, and work your brain! NEW! Chinese Mah-Jong for Beginning and Continuing Students Kate Gjerde

Keep your brain active with Mah-Jong! If you want to challenge yourself with a game that involves the ability to constantly rethink your strategy while being aware of what your opponents are up to, mah-jong is for you. Come and learn this classic game so you and your friends can play! Beginning Students: #8128: 4 sessions A: Mon., Jan. 23-Feb. 13 B: Mon., Mar. 6-27 C: Mon., Apr. 3-24 Continuing Students: #8129: 4 sessions B: Mon., Mar. 6-27 C: Mon., Apr. 3-24 Eisenhower Community Center Wetlands Cafe

$59 6:30-8:00 pm 6:30-8:00 pm 6:30-8:00 pm $59 6:30-8:00 pm 6:30-8:00 pm

NEW! Texas Hold'em 101 Eric Putkonen

Now is your chance to learn how to play poker! Texas Hold’em is by far the most popular variation of poker, and continues to gain in popularity. Learn the basics of Texas Hold'em poker: how to deal, how to bet, and how to play simple strategies for winning. You do not have to play for money. #8146: 1 session - limit 10 A: Tu., Feb. 28 B: Tu., Apr. 18 Eisenhower Community Center 219

$29 6:30-8:30 pm 6:30-8:30 pm

Explore photography with photographer Randy Spotts. Photography: The Art of Taking Portraits

NEW! Beginning Photography

#8119: 3 sessions - limit 15 Tu., Jan. 17-31 Eisenhower Community Center 208

#8118: 4 sessions - limit 14 Wed., Feb. 1-22 Eisenhower Community Center 219

Discover how to take memorable portrait photos. Explore different techniques to create mood and emotion in your portraits. Photograph students in class as subjects to learn photographers' secrets to posing, lighting, backgrounds, and more. Please bring your camera to class. $39 7:00-9:00 pm

Photography: Field Shoot I

Improve your ability to take pictures through hands-on experience in the field with a professional photographer. Bring your own camera and film, either 35 mm or digital. #8120: 3 sessions - limit 14 Sat., Mar. 18-Apr. 1 Eisenhower Community Center 111

$39 9:30-11:30 am

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Discover the visual and design elements that create better photos. Professional photographer, Randy Spotts, will help you concentrate on the composition of your work. You will take photos between and during classes so you can improve your skills. Bring your camera to class. $44 7:00-9:00 pm

Photography: Field Shoot II

Continue to develop your field photo skills with a professional photographer. Bring your own camera and film, either 35 mm or digital. #8121: 3 sessions - limit 14 Sat., Apr. 15-29 Eisenhower Community Center 111

$39 9:30-11:30 am

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WINTER/SPRING 2017

It's time for you to reach your dreams! NEW! Get Your To-Do List Done Vol. 1: Crushing Self-Sabotage

NEW! Get Your To-Do List Done Vol. 2: Discover Your Motivational Triggers

Feeling overwhelmed with your To Do list? Do you procrastinate? Join Accountability Coach Josh Gretz to get a jump-start on checking off all of your To Do lists. Discover a practical and creative process toward reaching your goals. Certificate of attendance available.

What is it that drives you to get your To Do list done? Discover the emotional forces that trigger us to act with purpose. Discover your own unique set of motivating cues and how to use them to get what you want in your life. Certificate of attendance available.

#8130: 1 session A: Tu., Feb. 21 B: Thurs., Apr. 6 Eisenhower Community Center 219

#8131: 1 session A: Tu., Mar. 21 Eisenhower Community Center 219 B: Thurs., May 4 Eisenhower Community Center 215

Josh Gretz

Josh Gretz

$39 7:00-9:00 pm 7:00-9:00 pm

NEW! Divorced After Decades: Now What?! Barb Greenberg

Have you found yourself divorcing (or divorced) after years of marriage, and you’re not sure what to do next? Redefining yourself after being part of a couple is challenging. Grieving lost dreams is tough. This class will support you on your journey, offer techniques for navigating difficult times, and reconnect you with inspiration to redefine your future and move forward with confidence. #8148: 1 session Mon., Apr. 3 Eisenhower Community Center 219

$34 7:00-9:00 pm

NEW! Master Keys to a Loving Relationship and a Happier Life! Quincy Oliver

We all want to feel loved, valued, appreciated, and to find a love to call our own or grow more solid in our current relationships. Discover how to truly love yourself, recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship, rekindle romance, establish relationship expectations, and more. #8707: 1 session - limit 20 A: Thurs., Mar. 9 Eisenhower Community Center 219 B: Thurs., Mar. 30 Eisenhower Community Center 219 C: Thurs., Apr. 13 Eisenhower Community Center 219 D: Thurs., May 4 Eisenhower Community Center 217

$39 6:00-8:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm

$39 7:00-9:00 pm 7:00-9:00 pm

Communicating with Ease: How to Master the Art of Effective Communication Quincy Oliver

Have you ever been on a date or at an event and you just didn’t know what to say? Learn simple and powerful lessons to create engaging conversations. Discover how to easily join conversations, shake off shyness, and become a communicator who is the life of any party. #8704: 1 session - limit 20 $39 A: Thurs., Feb. 16 6:00-8:00 pm B: Thurs., Mar. 2 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 208, all sections

How to Become a Public Speaking Superstar Quincy Oliver

Your ability to communicate effectively can account for much of your success in life. Discover how to create and deliver effective presentations, overcome common fears of public speaking, tell compelling stories, and more. Participants will not have to give a speech! Sit back, relax, and learn how you can transform your life! #8706: 1 session - limit 20 A: Thurs., Mar. 16 B: Thurs., May 18 Eisenhower Community Center 208

$39 6:00-8:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm

6:00-8:00 pm

Unleash the writer in you! Introduction to Creative Writing

Poetry Workshop

Discover the five most important techniques of creative writing: Telling a captivating story, creating strong characters, introducing conflict and resolution, stimulating emotion, and showing versus telling. We'll dedicate one class session on each topic and explore how successful authors have mastered them. We will also work on short writing exercises and discuss them as a group in class.

This class will include an introduction to poetry discussion, in-class exercises, readings of favorite published poetry, and a focus on growing as a writer. Whether you're already published or you've just always wanted to try your hand at poetry or prose, this class is for you!

Lindsay Arthur

#8115: 5 sessions Wed., Apr. 26-May 24 Eisenhower Community Center 208

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$49 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Lauren Wagner

#8117: 3 sessions - limit 14 Sat., Mar. 4-18 Eisenhower Community Center 219

$49 11:00 am-12:30 pm

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WINTER/SPRING 2017

Hobbies & Special Interests

Luxurious DIY items make excellent gifts. NEW! Twined Rag Rug Weaving Janet Pool

NEW! DIY Skincare: Winter Bath Melts Raulla Mitchell

Join us for a winter bath melt making party! We'll make moisturizing bath melts with rich natural butters and oils to soothe dry winter skin. Choose from luscious fragrances like rose, mimosa, French vanilla, cranberry spice, orange cream, chocolate mousse, and more. Take home several bath melts in lovely shapes and fragrances, DIY recipes, tips, and resource lists. Banish dry winter skin! #8110: 1 session - limit 16 Wed., Feb. 8 Eisenhower Community Center 210

$29 6:00-8:30 pm

Irene Sherman

Susan Billings

Make your own beautiful soaps using local ingredients. Discover the foundations of soap making, safety precautions, adding color and herbs, and basic aromatherapy. Hand-made soaps make lovely gifts. Bring safety goggles or eyeglasses; wear old clothes that cover arms and legs, and wear closed toe shoes. $8 materials fee is payable to instructor. $29 6:00-9:00 pm

Gently Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Cubes Raulla Mitchell

Join our sugar scrub making party and make fragrant sugar scrubs in spring-themed molds. Gently exfoliate to reveal softer smoother fresh skin this spring! Luscious fragrances include berries, orange cream, lemon, peach, French vanilla, coconut, and more. Blend to create your own signature fragrances. Playful sugar scrub shapes make fun gifts! Take home several sugar scrub shapes in a variety of fragrance blends, DIY recipes, tips and resource lists. #8111: 1 session - limit 16 Wed., May 3 Eisenhower Community Center 210

#8116: 2 sessions - limit 12 $59 A: Mon., Mar. 20 & 27 6:30-9:00 pm B: Mon., May 8 & 15 6:30-9:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 206, all sessions

NEW! Loom Weaving

Beginning Soap Making

#8125: 1 session - limit 9 Mon., Mar. 6 Eisenhower Community Center 210

Discover the fine art of twined rag rug weaving — a great way to repurpose old clothing or extra fabric. In class, you will learn the warping process, develop weaving techniques, and learn the finishing process for your own unique rug creation. Leave class with a completed rug and the knowledge to create beautiful pieces for your home, cabin, or friends and family. You will start the rug in class and complete it at home. On the second session we will finish the project. Class time is 2.5 hours per evening but 10 or more hours of work at home between classes will be essential in order to finish. A sharp scissors and 15 total yards of fabric will be required. $25 materials fee is payable to instructor for loom rental and supplies (or $40 for loom purchase and supplies).

$29 6:00-8:30 pm

Discover the basics of weaving, without the expense of purchasing expensive equipment! Weaving on a cardboard loom is really fun and super easy to do. If you love it, instruction will be provided in the class for making your own wooden peg loom. Bring to class: Scissors or razor blade, tape, lacing needle, ruler, pen or pencil, 13.5” x 6.5" cardboard piece (pre-cut cardboard loom also available from instructor for $5), wooden dowel, yarn or ribbon in different textures or color schemes you like. #8107: 1 session - limit 8 Sat., Mar. 4 Eisenhower Community Center 206

$49 9:00 am-12:00 pm

All Occasion Hand-Stamped Cards Liz Hawley

Never be without a card for that special occasion again! Includes pre-cut materials, envelopes, use of instructor’s stamps, inks, and tools. Please bring an adhesive of choice. Create 25 hand-stamped and embellished cards. All new card designs! No discounts. #8127: 1 session - limit 10 Tu., Feb. 28 Eisenhower Community Center 206

$29 6:00-9:00 pm

Create Earrings You Will Love! Diane Anastos

Explore the basics of making beautiful earrings that you design yourself. Work with head pins and pliers, and attach your choice of beads. Learn advanced techniques such as wrapping and connecting. If you have a needle-nose or long-nose pliers, bring them to class. $20 materials fee is payable to instructor. #8124: 1 session - limit 10 A: Mon., Jan. 23 B: Mon., May 22

$19 6:00-8:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 206, all sessions

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WINTER/SPRING 2017

Create real change in your life this new year. Dreaming Lessons: Recognize and Reach for Your Dreams Abby Bloom

In this interactive workshop, you will identify something you would really like to do, something that might even seem out of reach at first, and then take steps toward making that dream come true. #8114: 2 sessions Mon., Jan. 16 & 23 Eisenhower Community Center 217

$39 6:30-9:00 pm

NEW! Who Do You Blame? Dorsey Howard

FREE CLASS! Life Reimagined Jay Haapala

Gain insight into where you are and where you want to go. Discover new methods and tools to help you plan your next move. The world is full of passions to pursue and people to connect with. Led by AARP certified Life Reimagined Guide. Sponsored by AARP, The Life Reimagined Institute, and Hopkins Community Education. #8123: 1 session - limit 25 Free! Registration required. A: Tu., Jan. 31 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 207 B: Thurs., Mar. 9 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 208

I spent much of my life blaming others for everything wrong in my life. Over time I realized that I used that as my excuse for making poor choices. Then, I discovered strategies to survive and turn my life around — and you can, too! What’s your reason for making poor choices? Who do you blame? Let's work toward finding ways to empower yourself to stop the blame game and move forward. #8149: 1 session Wed., Feb. 8 Eisenhower Community Center 213

$29 7:00-8:00 pm

Retiring? What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Ron Timm

Retirement can be a scary, life changing time. With some thought and planning, it can be the best time of your life. Take this class and discover the opportunities that await you! We'll explore: hobbies, volunteer opportunities, unique leisure activities, creative pursuits, starting your own business, socializing, downsizing, and more. #8122: 1 session Tu., Mar. 7 Eisenhower Community Center 215

Local Trips are cosponsored by Hopkins Community Education and Hopkins Activity Center. Local trips will depart from Maetzold Athletic Field parking lot (NE corner of 14th Ave and 1st St N) in downtown Hopkins. There are no discounts on local trips. No refunds issued after registration deadline.

$24 7:00-8:30 pm

Retire & Travel Free Gina Henry

Have the time and money to travel as much as you want!! Instructor, Gina Henry will show you her secrets. She has traveled to 93 countries and all 50 states for free in the past 25 years. Gina teaches in cities nationwide and is the author of Retire & Travel Free. If you’re near retirement, retired, changing careers, or like the idea of making additional income to support your travel dreams, this class is for you. $15 material fee paid to instructor at class includes Gina Henry’s 100-page Retire and Travel Free book. #8100: 1 session - limit 35 Sun., Apr. 23 Eisenhower Community Center 213

$29 1:00-5:30 pm

Visit the St. James Hotel, an Amish Farm, and more! Sheldon Theater: That'll Be The Day

Arrive at the St. James Hotel for lunch followed by a performance of That’ll Be The Day, featuring music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, Debbie O’Keefe, and The Echoes Rock and Roll Band. #8132: Registration deadline: February 13 Fri., Mar. 17

$72 9:15 am-5:00 pm

Phipps Theater & Lake Elmo Inn

Arrive at the historic Lake Elmo Inn for a private luncheon. Visit the art gallery and gift store, followed by the matinee show of Our Mighty Mississippi. #8133: Registration deadline: March 6, 2017 $73 Thurs., Apr. 6 9:40 am-5:20 pm

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Amish Farm, St. Charles, MN

Immerse yourself in the culture of a Minnesota Amish Community. Enjoy an authentic Amish luncheon on an Amish Farm. Purchase baked goods, produce, and crafts. #8134: Registration deadline: May 1, 2017 $73 Tu., May 23 8:15 am-4:45 pm

Plymouth Congregational Church & Federal Reserve Bank

Arrive at the Plymouth Congregational church to learn about the four seasonal embroideries, unique works of art recognized by the Smithsonian. Enjoy lunch at Jax Cafe, followed by a walking tour of the Federal Reserve Bank. #8135: Registration deadline: May 22, 2017 $63 Thurs., June 22 9:10 am-4:05 pm

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Community Engagement Matters, continued from back cover page titled Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings. Lincoln Center, the nation’s foremost cultural center for the performing arts in New York City, has made some of the content from its stages available for screened viewing in local settings. These world-class performing arts events were professionally recorded and are offered to Many of our classes and events in Hopkins Community Educacommunities all across the United States in an effort to increase tion create opportunities for authentic community engagement. access to the arts. John D. Rockefeller III, the inaugural presiThe arts are one such example. The arts allow us a forum to dent of Lincoln Center, was a pioneer in bringing the arts to the create community, talk about issues, and learn from one another. people and his words live on ... “The arts are not for the priviThe arts allow us to tap into our creativity, to engage, find joy, leged few, but for the many. Their place is not on the periphery solve problems, and connect. of daily life, but at its center.” The arts are for everyone Join us for Lincoln Center Local: Free screenings at the Unfortunately, people sometimes feel that the arts are inaccesEisenhower Community Center sible, or that they don’t provide meaning or relevance, or that Explore free screenings of artistic presentations not otherwise experiencing the arts requires a talent, an image, disposable available in the Twin Cities. Meet your neighbors, connect income, or a specific skill set. Not so! The arts are for everyone. around high quality artistic performances, and feed your creative This month, Hopkins Community Education will launch a new soul with something new! community engagement opportunity in and through the arts enour community or a relevant topic of interest, encourage citizens to use that knowledge to improve community life, create future opportunities, and ensure connections are ongoing and accessible to all.

Experience the feel of a live Lincoln Center performance! We are happy to present Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings to the Hopkins community in partnership with Lincoln Center in New York City. We are looking forward to three performing arts screenings this winter and early spring. Each will include a high quality recording of a professional arts event originally presented at Lincoln Center. Following the performance screening, enjoy time for a short discussion or reflection along with time to meet your neighbors, friends, and fellow arts enthusiasts. This activity comes at no cost to participants. The arts are for everyone!

FREE Events!

Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic Opening Night with Lang Lang Wednesday, February 8, 7:00-8:30 pm, Eisenhower Community Center Theater, #8147A

In our first screened presentation, Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic, and piano virtuoso Lang Lang open a classical music season with two beloved works: Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. This is a screening from a performance at David Geffen Hall on September 24, 2015.

Rebecca Naomi Jones

Thursday, April 6, 7:00-8:30 pm, Eisenhower Community Center Theater, #8147B Appearing in some of the best new rock musicals including Murder Ballad, Passing Strange, and Green Day’s American Idiot, dynamic pop-rock powerhouse Rebecca Naomi Jones is an unparalleled leader of the new Broadway generation. The charismatic rising star makes her highly anticipated American Songbook debut with a solo evening of her favorite songs. This is a screening from a performance at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on April 4, 2014.

A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger

Thursday, May 11, 7:00-8:30 pm, Eisenhower Community Center Theater, #8147C Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep: from transforming the way we listen to our American roots, to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, an all-star line-up of family and friends gathers to remember these leaders in folk music and activism. This is a screening from a performance at Damrosch Park Bandshell on July 20, 2014.

Join together to reflect on self and society. NEW! Book Discussion: Waking Up White

NEW! Addressing Bully Behavior

Using the book Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, we will discuss our own stories of race and how they have shaped us. Read and reflect with others, learning about the discoveries of author Debby Irving as she describes how she began to understand the ways silence and misinformation around race affected her.

Bullying has become an epidemic in our society. What can we do to prevent this in our schools, homes, and workplaces? Join this powerful class on an important issue. Let’s come together to find ways to deal with this unacceptable behavior.

Denise Konen

#8801: 4 sessions Thurs., Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 13 Eisenhower Community Center 209

$59 7:00-8:30 pm

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Dorsey Howard

#8807: 1 session Wed., Mar. 8 Eisenhower Community Center 213

$29 7:00-8:00 pm

More on the topic of race, see Talking About Race & Racism with Kids on page 30.

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Home & Garden Tr a n s fo r m yo u r h o m e and garden into the re f u g e you’ve always dreamed of

Beautifying your outdoor living spaces. NEW! Square Foot Vegetable Gardening

NEW! Sustainable Lawn Care

Explore how to grow your own vegetables and ornamentals in a small space. Led by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Hennepin County, explore the basics of this exciting trend.

Create a healthy lawn using fewer inputs like water, fertilizer, and time, while still having a positive impact on the environment.

Hennepin County Master Gardener

#8203: 1 session - limit 30 Tu., Apr. 4 Eisenhower Community Center 219

$19 7:00-9:00 pm

$19 7:00-9:00 pm

Hennepin County Master Gardener

Hennepin County Master Gardener

Got shade? Learn about techniques and best practices for growing perennials in shady places, It’s much more than just hostas – though we like them, too! #8205: 1 session Tu., May 9 Eisenhower Community Center 215

#8204: 1 session Thurs., Apr. 20 Eisenhower Community Center 215

Container Gardening: A How-To Guide

NEW! Perennial Shade Gardening

Free Event!

Hennepin County Master Gardener

$19 7:00-9:00 pm

Container gardening is the practice of growing plants in containers instead of in the ground. Learn to design, plant, and maintain a beautiful container garden. #8206: 1 session Thurs., May 25 Eisenhower Community Center 209

$19 7:00-9:00 pm

Your Guide to Windows & Siding Sunday, February 12

10:30 am-3:00 pm Free parking. Eisenhower Community Ctr. 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins HomeRemodelingFair.com

Frank Wattunen

Gain knowledge about windows and siding before you begin building or updating your current home. Learn the terminology, various product types, general cost comparisons, and much more! Save money and evaluate the right product for your home before beginning your project. #8200: 1 session - limit 25 Thurs., Mar. 23

$19 6:30-8:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 111

Organize and calm the chaos in your home. Eliminate Paper Piles Once and For All

De-clutter and Downsize Your Kids' Stuff

New class format with take-home organizational kit! Despite the trend of going paperless, you still encounter paper every day with bills, junk mail, receipts, children’s artwork and much more! With simple tools, learn how to stop papers from piling up in the first place, and make progress you can maintain. Course fee includes over $20 in take-home materials.

Feel overwhelmed by all of your children's clothing, toys, or school papers? Now is a great time to cut through the clutter and learn how to downsize their items so there is more room to grow! This class will address how to find the time, how to start organizing, and how to talk to your children to include them in process.

Andrea Hayft

#8202: 1 session - limit 20 Wed., Mar. 1 Eisenhower Community Center 219

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$59 6:30-8:30 pm

Andrea Hayft

#8201: 1 session - limit 30 Tu., Feb. 7 Eisenhower Community Center 215

$29 6:30-8:00 pm

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Money & Business

Strategies & resources to give you financial freedom and peace of mind

Discover ways to earn money and protect your finances. How to Become 100% Debt-Free & Live A Prosperous Life

NEW! Five Steps to Financial Wellbeing for Widows

Become 100% debt-free and live a happy and prosperous life. This jam-packed financial workshop is your map to financial success. Learn a simple step-by-step system for eliminating all debt — guaranteed! Learn how to become completely debt-free on your current income! You'll receive over $50 in financial tools included in this class!

Are you recently widowed or anticipating becoming a widow? This from-the-heart workshop is for you. We will take you through steps to understanding your present financial situation, managing risk, investing wisely, reducing taxes, and creating an estate strategy.

Quincy Oliver

#8705: 1 session - limit 20 $39 A: Thurs., Mar. 23 6:00-8:00 pm B: Thurs., Apr. 20 6:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 219, all sections

Voices for All

This empowering one-on-one introductory workshop covers the different types of voiceovers and what is needed to be successful. You’ll be coached and recorded as you read a script, so you can receive a professional voice evaluation. Taught by a professional voice actor. Note: This is an online one-on-one course (you can start anytime). Voices for All will contact you for scheduling. Must have internet access and video chatting capabilities using either: Skype or iChat. No discounts. Register online through Hopkins Community Education. $49

Health Care Directive & Power of Attorney April King

A Health Care Directive communicates your health care wishes. A Power of Attorney allows you to choose someone to handle your finances. You will prepare these documents in class. Register early – you will receive a mailing that you will need before class. #8714: 1 session - limit 15 $34 A: Thurs., Feb. 16 6:30-8:30 pm B: Thurs., Apr. 27 6:30-8:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 213, all sections

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#8711: 1 session Tu., Mar. 7 Eisenhower Community Center 215

$24 6:00-7:00 pm

Online Buying & Selling Ron Timm

An Introduction to Voiceovers

#8603: 1 session Choose your start time, online class

Shirley Bachman & Eva Stukenberg

Do you have stuff you'd like to sell, or are you looking to buy without leaving your home? Learn the steps to selling on eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon. There are millions of people who are looking to buy online, and millions of products you can shop for from the convenience of your computer, phone, or tablet. #8304: 1 session - limit 25 Wed., Apr. 5 Eisenhower Community Center 348

$29 7:00-8:30 pm

NEW! How To Create a Legal Plan When Dealing with Chronic Illness Margaret Kyle

Feeling stressed about how chronic illness will affect you and your family? Would you like to face the future feeling confident that your legal plan protects your loved ones, and minimizes hassle and expense? You can! Learn to plan for living with chronic illness, how to build a team of support specialists, ensure you get the healthcare you want, options for finances and legal affairs, long-term care, and more. #8713: 1 session Mon., Apr. 24 Eisenhower Community Center 221

$39 7:00-8:00 pm

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Support from a professional career coach! Career Road Mapping Class Series

Instructor Heather Sawdey

Looking for the next step in your career? Thinking of making a career change? Work with an expert career coach, Heather Sawdey, to map out your passions. Roll up your sleeves and explore different markets that align with your personal interests. This will be a journey of what you envision and how to create the first few tangible steps in that direction. The series does build on itself; for maximum benefit, join us for all four sessions of Career Road Mapping. Instructor Heather Sawdey has an extensive background in marketing and finance, and is passionate about helping people reach their dreams by learning how to map out a journey toward success.

Developing Future Visions and Values

Shopping My Market

#8126A: 1 session Thurs., Apr. 6 Eisenhower Community Center 205

#8126C: 1 session Thurs., Apr. 20 Eisenhower Community Center 205

Work with an expert career coach, Heather Sawdey, to map out your career passions. See description above. $29 7:15-8:15 pm

My Personal Landscape

Work with an expert career coach, Heather Sawdey, to map out your career passions. See description above. #8126B: 1 session $29, plus $15 for online material access Thurs., Apr. 13 Eisenhower Community Center 205

7:15-8:15 pm

Work with an expert career coach, Heather Sawdey, to map out your career passions. See description above. $29 7:15-8:15 pm

Networking and Resumes

Work with an expert career coach, Heather Sawdey, to map out your career passions. See description above. #8126D: 1 session Thurs., Apr. 27 Eisenhower Community Center 205

$29 7:15-8:15 pm

Take all 4 classes and Take all four Career Road Mapping classes and save! SAVE! Work with an expert career coach, Heather Sawdey, to map out your career passions. See description above. #8126A-B-C-D: 4 sessions

$99

uPlan College Planning Strategies Workshop for Parents of High School Students Meghan Johnson & Ben Johnson

Our goal is to help families of high schoolers in the Hopkins community figure out how to save on the cost of college, regardless of what they have been able to save up to this point. Although the financial aspect of college planning is important, we also emphasize strategies for admissions, college selection, and academics as equally important. You will learn a threefold approach to college planning, how your child can stand out from the crowd when applying, about the "magic of six" concept of applications, why ACT/SAT prep courses may be more beneficial than scholarships, and more. The workshop is designed for high school families with a special emphasis on those with students in their Sophomore and Junior years. Students are welcomed, but not required to attend along with their parents or other caregiver. Find this class online in our Parent Education category. #8806: 1 session A: Tu., Feb. 7 B: Tu., Apr. 4

$24 7:00-8:30 pm 7:00-8:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 213

Join Mashood Yunus for community-building workshops! Know Your Somali Neighbor

Know Your Somali Neighbor II

Join a lively discussion on the misconceptions about Islam which hinder the relationship between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Learn about our newer neighbors and be a part of promoting mutual understanding between Muslims and other communities.

Continue learning about our Somali neighbors, discuss Islamic law, human rights, the role of women, and social justice issues. Uncover how these issues relate to local customs, and how Muslims live their lives accordingly.

Mashood Yunus

#8101: 1 session - limit 25 Thurs., Apr. 20 Eisenhower Community Center 207

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$9 7:00-9:00 pm

#8102: 1 session - limit 25 Thurs., Apr. 27 Eisenhower Community Center 207

$9 7:00-9:00 pm

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WINTER/SPRING 2017

Resources to help you prepare for the future. Navigating Medicare

Avoiding Probate and Preserving Assets

Getting ready to retire? Are you a caregiver to someone that has Medicare coverage? Do you just want to be more informed? Knowledge is power! Increase your understanding of all Medicare parts, supplement types, and part D plans in this class. There will be no sales pitches. Instructor is a Medicare Health Insurance Counselor volunteer in conjunction with Senior Community Services, a non-profit agency with over 60 years of experience.

Learn what a living trust is and how it can be used to avoid probate while retaining control of your assets. Explore ways for preserving your assets in case of extraordinary medical costs. Explore information on types of wills and approaches to estate planning.

Dawn Lund

#8703: 1 session - limit 30 A: Tu., Jan. 31 Eisenhower Community Center 219 B: Thurs., Feb. 23 Eisenhower Community Center 221 C: Tu., Mar. 28 Eisenhower Community Center 221 D: Tu., Apr. 11 Eisenhower Community Center 219 E: Thurs., May 18 Eisenhower Community Center 221

Richard Bunin

$14 6:30-9:00 pm 6:30-9:00 pm 6:30-9:00 pm 6:30-9:00 pm 6:30-9:00 pm

Long Term Care Insurance – Protecting Your Family & Your Assets Wendy Zakariasen

Do you fear outliving your assets? Have you heard about Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) and wondered if you really need it? Analyze the cost of long-term care on your planned retirement and how to compare any LTCI policies. #8701: 1 session - limit 20 $14 A: Tu., Mar. 21 6:00-7:30 pm B: Thurs., May 25 6:00-7:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 215, all sections

Estate Planning Solutions

$19 7:00-9:00 pm 7:00-9:00 pm

Prepare Your Own Will Adam Altman

Who would raise your children if you died? Who will be your executor? Without a will, the laws in Minnesota and a judge will make those decisions. Create a simple will that gives you peace of mind. Notaries provided. #8700: 1 session - limit 25 $44/$69 per couple A: Mon., Jan. 30 7:00-9:00 pm B: Wed., May 24 7:00-9:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 223, all sections

Social Security Planning: What Boomers Need to Know Ann Hustad & Sean Kane, CRPS

Learn the basics of Social Security, strategies for maximizing your benefits, and ways to coordinate benefits with your spouse and other sources of retirement income. Explore what to consider when applying for benefits. #8710: 1 session - limit 25 $14 A: Wed., Feb. 15 6:00-7:00 pm B: Wed., Apr. 5 6:00-7:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center 219, all sections

Before & After the Funeral

Bonnie Wittenburg

Learn the basic components of a solid estate plan, the methods that are available to help protect your children’s inheritance, and the misconceptions of estate planning. #8708: 1 session - limit 25 Tu., Mar. 28 Eisenhower Community Center 219

#8702: 1 session - limit 20 A: Mon., Jan. 30 Eisenhower Community Center 205 B: Wed., May 17 Eisenhower Community Center 219

$14 6:30-8:00 pm

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Jeanne McGill and Bonnie Wittenburg In the midst of grieving, you aren’t prepared to deal with the paperwork involved when a loved one dies. Be prepared by learning who to notify, who inherits the debt, how assets are transferred, and much more. #8709: 1 session - limit 20 Tu., Mar. 7 Eisenhower Community Center 219

$14 6:30-8:00 pm

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Music & Dance

Music and dance classes add excitement and spark to your life

Lift your spirits with the beauty of dancing! Belly Dancing Basics & Beyond

Line Dancing

Explore the beauty of belly dancing! Learn the basic moves and finger cymbals. No previous experience necessary. Finger cymbals are available for use. Bring a hip scarf.

Discover why line dancing is so much fun and such a great workout! Learn the steps that will empower you to feel confident joining the line dance no matter what the music. For all ages and experience. No partner is necessary. Bring your friends and have some fun!

Janine Waldack

#8610: 9 sessions - limit 25 A: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 15 B: Wed., Mar. 29-May 24 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

Annette Fragale

$79 6:10-7:40 pm 6:10-7:40 pm

Belly Dancing Intermediate Kristin Kujawski

Continue exploring the beauty of Middle Eastern Dance. Learn more techniques, combinations, and finger cymbal patterns. This is a Level 2 class for intermediate level belly dancing. Prerequisite: Belly Dancing Basics & Beyond or instructor’s permission. Bring hip scarf and finger cymbals. #8611: 9 sessions - limit 20 A: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 15 B: Wed., Mar. 29-May 24 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$79 7:40-9:20 pm 7:40-9:20 pm

Belly Dancing Advanced

Come Dance with Me!

Community Ballroom Dance

#8601: 6 sessions - limit 30 $59 A: Wed., Feb. 1-Mar. 8 6:30-7:30 pm B: Wed., Mar. 29-May 3 6:30-7:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center Cafeteria, all sections

Social Dance Sampler & More Charlene Torkelson

Discover the enjoyment of social dancing! Sample six classic dances — Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, and Swing. Dancing is a great exercise, and a wonderful way to meet new people. No partner necessary. #8600: 6 sessions - limit 40 $59 A: Tu., Jan. 17-Mar. 7 (no class Feb. 7 & 28) 7:00-8:00 pm B: Tu., Mar. 14-Apr. 18 7:00-8:00 pm Eisenhower Community Center Cafeteria, all sections

Amina Beres

Jazz Dance Movement

Join us for an exciting mix of Turkish and other belly dance styles with an emphasis on technique. Master the moves you have learned in previous classes! This class is Level 3+; intermediate level belly dancing experience required. Bring a hip scarf, veil, and finger cymbals.

Develop strength and flexibility, and discover your own style of moving. No dance experience necessary. Enjoy the opportunity for increased self-expression! No discounts.

#8612: 9 sessions - limit 20 Tu., Mar. 28-May 23 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218

$79 7:00-8:30 pm

Patricia Lucas

#8615: 6 sessions - limit 15 A: Fri., Jan. 20-Feb. 24 B: Fri., Mar. 3-Apr. 7 C: Fri., Apr. 21-May 26 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$59 9:30-10:30 am 9:30-10:30 am 9:30-10:30 am

April 21, 7:00-9:00 pm Hip Hop Fitness Free Dance Lesson, 6:15 pm Gretchen Novak Eisenhower Community Ctr. Get a great workout while jamming to upbeat music in this fun class for all levels! Increase cardiovascular fitness with continuous movement, and learn fun combinations. Strength and core work will be incorporated as well. Dress com1001 Hwy. 7, Hopkins fortably and wear tennis shoes for indoor use only. Please bring a mat to class. No discounts. HopkinsSchools.org/Dance #8521: 8 sessions - limit 12 $88 Tu., Jan. 17-Mar. 7

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WINTER/SPRING 2017

Music & Dance

Explore ballet and tap — it's never too late to learn! Beginning Ballet for Adults

Tap Dance for Beginners

If you are a beginner and have always wanted to try ballet, it's never too late to start! You will learn basic barre exercises, do some center work, improve balance and core strength, and have fun in the process!

Find your rhythm in this fun class! Designed for adults with little or no experience with tap, we will learn basic steps and combine them for a short routine. Dress comfortably and wear tap shoes. No discounts.

#8609: 6 sessions - limit 15 A: Mon., Jan. 16-Feb. 20 B: Mon., Mar. 6-Apr. 10 C: Mon., Apr. 17-May 22 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

#8604: 8 sessions - limit 12 $84 Sat., Jan. 21-Mar. 18 10:50-11:35 am No class Feb. 4 Park Dance Center, 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

Joanne Cornelius

Gretchen Novak

$39 10:45-11:45 am 10:45-11:45 am 10:45-11:45 am

Tap Dance: Experienced

Basic Ballet for Adults

Gretchen Novak

Joanne Cornelius

Ballet is excellent training for body awareness, cardio health, and countering the collapse that can happen with aging. We follow the classic structure of a ballet class and modify for the various needs of individuals. There are all ages in this class. Some ballet experience recommended. #8608: 6 sessions - limit 15 A: Mon., Jan. 16-Feb. 20 B: Mon., Mar. 6-Apr. 10 C: Mon., Apr. 17-May 22 Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

$39 12:00-1:00 pm 12:00-1:00 pm 12:00-1:00 pm

For students with previous tap instruction. We will review basics, then move into more complex steps and combinations. Modifications and challenges will be given for various levels. Dress comfortably and wear tap shoes. No discounts. #8605: 8 sessions - limit 12 $84 Tu., Jan. 17-Mar. 7 8:05-8:50 pm Park Dance Center, 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

Intermediate Ballet For Adults Patricia Lucas

If you love to dance and you have missed being in ballet class for a while, this class is for you! Ballet is excellent training for body awareness, cardio health, and countering the collapse that can happen with aging. It is helpful to have some ballet background for this intermediate level. No discounts. #8616: 6 sessions - limit 15 A: Wed., Jan. 18-Feb. 22 B: Wed., Mar. 1-Apr. 5 C: Wed., Apr. 12-May 17

$39 9:30-10:30 am 9:30-10:30 am 9:30-10:30 am Hopkins Center for the Arts 218, all sections

Now is your chance to explore piano, drums, and voice! Beginning Hand Drumming Carmen Dougherty-Heim

Be a part of the group rhythm and gain confidence playing in a drum circle. Take the first step on the drummer’s path and learn to express yourself in a new way. Bring your own drum or borrow one available for use in class. #8606: 5 sessions - limit 17 Thurs., Apr. 6-May 4 Eisenhower Elementary 312

$54 7:00-8:00 pm

Beginning Voice 102 Tara Brueske

Continue the journey of finding your voice in this followup class to Beginning Voice 101. Delve into breath support and see how tone is created. Learn how you can make your singing voice sound richer, stronger, and more appealing to an audience. Come prepared with a song to sing, and be ready to explore your voice! #8602: 2 sessions - limit 12 Tu., Apr. 18 & 25 Eisenhower Elementary 212

NEW! Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People Craig Coffman

You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. While piano teachers often teach note reading, some piano professionals use chords. Learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop! Total beginners can print out a free pamphlet on the treble clef by going online: justonceclasses.com/info/images/ fastpresence/classnotesforpiano. Materials fee of $29 will is payable to instructor for the workbook and practice CD. #8613: 1 session - limit 12 Tu., Apr. 4 Eisenhower Elementary 312

$29 6:30-9:30 pm

$37 6:30-8:30 pm

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Parent Education Strategies and resources to support your unique parenting style

Strategies for supporting your children. Talking About Race and Racism with Kids Denise Konen

Research has shown that children become more confused and unable to get along with others of different ethnic groups if racism is not talked about openly. Explore how we can build capacity for talking with kids about race. #8800: 5 sessions - limit 12 A: Thurs., Jan. 19-Feb. 16 B: Tu., Feb. 21-Mar. 21 Eisenhower Community Center 209

$79 9:30-11:00 am 7:00-8:30 pm

NEW! Warp Speed: Parenting and Working with Tweens and Teens in a Digital Age Jessica Wong, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Frequent use of technology changes how the young brain develops and processes things such as impulse control and perception of harm, putting our kids at risk. This presentation will explore the impact technology is having on development, and how to help kids use technology in a balanced and safe way. #8803: 1 session Mon., Apr. 3 Eisenhower Community Center 233

$5/household 6:30-8:00 pm

FREE! Community Viewing — Screenagers: Growing up in the digital age

Are you watching your kids scroll through life, with rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Join us for an eye-opening viewing of the documentary Screenagers. After, a community panel will offer perspectives and resources to help parents and their children navigate expectations and realities with the use of technology. Screenagers is being offered free due to a generous grant from the Spirit Shop Legacy Fund. #8802: 1 session Tu., Mar. 28

Free! 6:30-8:30 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins

Parenting Your Child with Anxiety

Family Stress Less: Elementary Families

This interactive workshop will cover common pitfalls of parenting children with anxiety and cover effective techniques to manage this challenging struggle. This course is designed for parents of children in grades K-12.

Learn how to help your child manage stress during the elementary school years using simple relaxation and self care practices. This class is designed for parents, but Abby will share strategies that parents can teach and practice with their children.

Traverse Counseling & Consulting

#8809: 1 session - limit 30 Mon., Feb. 27 Eisenhower Community Center 209

Prepare now for the high cost of sending your child to college! Check out uPlan College Planning Strategies course on page 26.

$5/household 6:00-7:30 pm

Exceptional Parenting: Supporting Your Exceptional Kids Through Transitions Emilee Rodriguez, MA, LAMFT

Do you have kids changing schools, experiencing a divorce, or going through other major life changes? Learn pitfalls to avoid, as well as ways to support your exceptional kids around transitions. For parents of kids in grades K-12 who are impacted by exceptionalism (giftedness and/or learning difficulties). #8808: 1 session - limit 20 Mon., May 8 Eisenhower Community Center 219

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$5/household 6:00-7:30 pm

Abby Bracke

#8805: 1 session - limit 50 Thurs., Apr. 27 Eisenhower Community Center 233

$5/household 6:30-8:00 pm

Family Stress Less: 7-12 Grade Families Jane Kleinman

Explore stress-management skills and resources for parents to share with their teens, including techniques to help recognize, moderate, and respond to stress in healthy ways. Teens are welcome to attend with an adult. #8804: 1 session - limit 50 Mon., Apr. 24 Eisenhower Community Center 233

$5/household 7:00-8:30 pm

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World Languages

Language learning promotes a deeper understanding of world cultures

Complete your travel plans by learning the language! Beginning Portuguese Hokan Rosen

Outfit yourself with useful expressions for travel and explore aspects of Portuguese culture. #8901: 9 sessions Wed., Feb. 1-Mar. 29 Eisenhower Community Center 217

$79 6:00-7:30 pm

Beginning German Hokan Rosen

Learn useful German expressions and grammar basics for traveling abroad in the fun class. #8900: 9 sessions Wed., Feb. 1-Mar. 29 Eisenhower Community Center 217

$79 7:30-9:00 pm

French For Travelers Mimi Lefranc

Learn phrases and common questions and answers used in typical or not-so-typical travel situations. #8906: 8 sessions - limit 16 A: Thurs., Jan. 26-Mar. 16 Eisenhower Community Center 215 B: Tu., Mar. 21-May 9 Eisenhower Community Center 225

$94 7:00-8:30 pm 7:00-8:30 pm

Beginning French Mimi Lefranc

Learn French through a thematic method that facilitates memory retention. Books/materials included in class fee. #8904: 10 sessions - limit 16 $119 A: Mon., Jan. 23-Mar. 27 7:00-8:30 pm B: Mon., Apr. 3-June 12 7:00-8:30 pm No class May 29 Eisenhower Community Center 215, all sections

French Level II Mimi Lefranc

Learn to incorporate the 50 most common verbs in the context of everyday conversation. Prerequisite: Beginning French or knowledge of basic French. Books and materials included in class fee.

Beginning Spanish Claudia Carlos

Gain the tools and confidence to communicate in Spanish. Workbook included in the class fee. #8907: 9 sessions - limit 16 A: Mon., Jan. 16-Mar. 13 B: Mon., Mar. 27-May 22 North Junior High School 210

$104 (with course book) 6:30-8:30 pm 6:30-8:30 pm

Spanish Level II & III Claudia Carlos

Expand and improve your Spanish language skills in this continuation of Beginning Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish Level I or some prior knowledge of basic Spanish. Uses workbook from Spanish I. #8908: 9 sessions - limit 16 A: Tu., Jan. 17-Mar. 14 B: Tu., Mar. 28-May 30 North Junior High School 210

$104 (with course book) $89 (if you own the book) 6:00-8:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm

Afternoon Spanish for Beginners Carolyn Tabor

Read, listen, write, and spend time speaking in Spanish. We will be able to apply what we learn inmediatamente! #8902: 9 sessions - limit 20 A: Fri., Jan. 20-Mar. 17 B Fri., Mar. 31-June 2 (no class Apr. 14) Eisenhower Community Center 219

$99 12:00-2:00 pm 12:00-2:00 pm

Beginning Spanish II Carolyn Tabor

Continue learning new vocabulary for both daily life, travel, and much more! #8903: 9 sessions - limit 20 A: Fri., Jan. 20-Mar. 17 B: Fri., Mar. 31-June 2 (no class Apr. 14) Eisenhower Community Center 219

$99 9:45-11:45 am 9:45-11:45 am

#8905: 10 sessions - limit 16 $119 A: Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 22 7:00-8:30 pm B: Wed., Mar. 29-May 31 7:00-8:30 pm Eisenhower Community Center 221, all sections

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Community Education Connects

Adult Options in Education Earn Your GED. Graduate.

Prepare for college & employment

Adult Basic Education (ABE) For adults who want to acquire or improve basic math, reading, grammar or writing skills for employment or training. Learn skills for college and employment. GED Preparation Take day or evening classes to work towards your goal of earning your GED. Classroom settings are enhanced by online learning opportunities to accelerate learning. GED Testing Test for your GED at our Pearson-VUE® certified testing center located in Eisenhower Community Center. Testing information is available online at www.adultoptions.org. Graduation Incentives Personalized, independent study for high school students who are in need of social studies, science, and English credits to complete a high school diploma.

Learn English.

Learn skills for everyday life & work

English as a Second Language (ESL) Improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. Math classes are also offered. STAR Reading and Pronunciation will help you improve reading and speaking English. Citizenship instruction can help you prepare for the citizenship exam. Classes focus on skills for life and work. Find us online! www.adultoptions.org Career-focused Classes AdultOptionsInEducation Employment classes include Intro to Healthcare, Medical Terminology, @OutreachAOIE Pre-Certified Nursing Assistant and SERV-Safe® food safety classes. Program Features: • Free classes • Licensed teachers • Exam proctoring and computer based testing services • Computer skills training • Open enrollment • Morning, afternoon & evening classes • Childcare available on limited basis • Online coursework to enhance/accelerate learning

Call 952-988-5343 to register

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Community Education Programs Community Education Programs Specially Designed for Adults with Disabilities Specially Designed for Adults with Disabilities

For over 30 years, Project SOAR has been a leader in providing options and positive experiences for adults with disabilities in Community Education. Project SOAR provides specially designed enrichment classes in arts, crafts, sewing and cooking. We also offer recreational and leisure activities such as bowling, movie night, bingo and dances to meet the diverse needs of the participants. Project SOAR will provide accommodations such as sign language interpreters for participants to gain access to these classes and activities if needed. If you know someone who would benefit from Project SOAR, please call us or go online to learn more about our program. A full catalog of services, classes and activity offerings is on our website or can be mailed to you. You can even register online for your classes. Questions? Contact Mercedes Scott, Program Manager, at mercedes.scott@minnetonkaschools.org. Project SOAR is supported by the Community Education Departments of the Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, and Wayzata School Districts. You do not need to live in these districts to participate in the Project SOAR program.

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BLUE RIDGE Dental Center, PA Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dr. Greg Kemmitt Dr. Janis Klecker Dr. James Olson Dr. Justin McHugh Dr. Kyle Wilkes Dr. Brian Shragg

763-424-2877 Maple Grove Kids & Company is Hopkins Public Schools’ premiere before- and after-school care program for children in kindergarten through grade 6. A fee-based program, Kids & Company is offered in each of the school district’s elementary schools and is open M-F, 6:30 a.m.–6:15 p.m. Kids & Company offers flexible scheduling, non-school days, and summer options. Kids & Company is accredited through the Minnesota After School Accreditation Project.

Questions? Call us at 952-988-4080. Find more information online at www.HopkinsSchools.org/kids

952-938-8858 Minnetonka

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Complimentary Initial Consultations Stephen R. Nelson, DDS, MS Krestine K. Tiziani, DMD, MS Kimberly G. Bohlig, DDS, MS Heather M. Carr, DDS, MS

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Community Education Connects

Early Childhood Programs Make Childhood Shine! ECFE Classes & Events Our expert parent educators give you tools, tips, and strategies to enhance your confidence as a parent. Come experience for yourself the benefits that ECFE can offer you and your family. We're here to support your parenting journey and give your child a great foundation for the future. ECFE’s family events are specially designed for younger children to enjoy. Bring the family and celebrate with us! Can’t make it to a class right now but want to stay connected? Check out www.HopkinsParent.com for ideas you can use right now. Register now for current classes and events, call 952-988-5000 or visit www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org, click the Early Childhood link.

Sample of our current classes and events:

Preschool: January Visit Us Open House Events

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Family Activity Indoor event: Frosty Fun!

January 7, 10:00 am

Free Parent/Baby Class Baby & Me Yoga

January 19, 6-7:00 pm

Create, build, explore, discover, grow!

Hop-Kids Play and Learn!

Preschool-age activities brought to you by Hopkins Public Schools Community Education and Hopkins-Minnetonka Recreation Services. Hop-Kids classes offer your child an introduction to sports, art experiences, play adventures, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) skills with passionate instructors. Watch for the 2017 winter/spring Hop-Kids brochure arriving in mailboxes and sign up for super fun activities! Check out Hop-Kids for dance, soccer, art, crafts, holiday art, science, music, and more.

Register: www.Hop-Kids.com or 952-988-4070

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Bringing Out-of-School Time Opportunities to Our Youth!

Community Education Connects

Youth Programs Hopkins BOOST

Grow.

Feed your hunger for knowledge. Growing and learning with new friends is an important part of childhood. Meeting friends while exploring new interests offers kids new ways to engage with others. We offer classes with a wide range of topics, so your child can try something new and meet new friends at the same time. After school, evenings, even on weekends, Youth BOOST enrichment classes amplify your child’s school experience, and can lead them to discover friendships, make positive connections with caring adults, while growing and learning. Check out what’s happening at your child’s school! Watch for winter/spring Youth BOOST catalogs arriving soon, and BOOST flyers in backpacks. Or, browse our youth classes at www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org Youth.

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Hopkins Activity Center

33 - 14th Ave N, Hopkins

Hopkins Activity Center, owned and operated by the City of Hopkins, is a gathering place for mature adults to participate in recreational, social, educational, fitness & volunteer activities. The community facility has a gym and meeting rooms available to be rented for your next meeting, party, gathering, or recreational event.

Register: Call 952-939-1333 or email: ActivityCenter@Hopkinsmn.com Visit www.hopkinsmn.com/activitycenter

Defensive Driving: 4 & 8 hour Courses

A driving course for people at least 55 years old, taught by the Minnesota Safety Council. Includes lecture, videos, and discussion; and entitles you to a 3-year, 10% discount on auto insurance. Advance registration and payment required, call 952-939-1333.

8-Hour Introductory Course:

(Pre-requisite for 4-hour refresher course) Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 15-16, 6:00-10:00 pm $24 Members, $26 Others

4-Hour Refresher Course:

Tu., Jan. 17, 12:00-4:00 pm Tu., Mar. 7, 12:00-4:00 pm $20 Members, $22 Others

Tax Assistance

Free AARP tax assistance. Bring all tax documents and social security numbers for everyone listed on return. Electronic filing and property tax refunds. First come, first served basis. No appointments. Mon.-Tu., Feb. 1-Apr. 12, 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Travel Show

Let the adventures begin with information about 2017 trips and travel options. Meet the tour escort and director of tour services. Call to register. Thurs., Jan. 26, 3:00 pm

Scrapbook “Creative Chaos” Weekend

Fri., Jan. 13, 8:00 am-10:00 pm Sat., Jan. 14, 8:00 am-10:00 pm Sun., Jan. 15, 8:00 am-9:00 pm $45 Members, $48 Others (per table for entire weekend); or $20 per day.

Staying Active

Senior Fitness Classes Fitness Focus, Tu. & Thurs., 9:00 am Yoga, Tu., 10:15 am Chair Yoga, Wed., 9:00 am Nancy’s Fit & Fun Aerobic Walk, Wed., 1:45 pm Tap Dance Lessons with Stephanie Wednesdays, begins January 25, 12:301:30 pm. 8 week session: Members $70, Others $74. Call to register.

Scrapbook "Creative Chaos" Weekend

Qigong, Wed., 7:00 pm Members free, Others $2 Pickleball Instruction Tu., Jan. 31, 2:00-3:00 pm. Members $4, Others $6.

Staying Connected

Veterans Connections Gather the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am to discuss military experiences. Members free, others $2. Call to register.

Educational Opportunities

Call 952-939-1333 to register CPR/AED Training, Tu., Jan. 10, 11:00 am. Know Before You Throw Antique Appraisal, Wed., Mar. 8, 9:30 am. Discover information about your special treasure. Health Care Directives, Wed., Feb. 22, 1:00 pm. Learn about the Health Care Directive planning tool and legal requirements. Free presentation by Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.

Minnetonka Senior Services (MSS) Minnetonka Senior Services (MSS), at the Minnetonka Community Center, located at 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, provides opportunities for adults of all ages to enroll in classes, services, trips, and social events (a sampling is listed below). Checks for programs, classes and trips are payable to Minnetonka Senior Services or “MSS.” All students pay the same fee regardless of age! Scholarships are available to Minnetonka residents age 55 and over, for events, classes, and one day trips. Scholarships are confidential. Call 952-939-8393. Minnetonka Senior Services newsletter can be viewed at www.eminnetonka.com or emailed to you. Call 952-939-8393 to be added to the mailing list. Sign up for email updates about MSS happenings and upcoming opportunities. To be placed on the email list please contact: spieh@eminnetonka.com.

Register: 952-939-8393 or visit online at www.eminnetonka.com

Minnetonka Senior Services

Sample of Winter/ Spring Class Offerings

Upcoming Events:

952-939-8393

Services

Seniors Expo Thurs., May 4, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka

Sign up for email updates about Minnetonka Senior Services activities. To be placed on the email list please contact: spieh@eminnetonka.com

Line Dance, Pilates, History, Mah Jongg, Bridge, Nature Hikes, Computer, Tai Chi Chih, Yoga, Zumba, Defensive Driving, and many more! Blood Pressure Screenings, Foot Care Clinic, H.O.M.E. (Household and Outside Maintenance Elderly), Income Taxes, Alcoholics Anon (AA) and Al-Anon Groups.

Special Interest Groups

Billiards, Bingo, Bird Club, Book club, Bridge Groups, Bunco, Camera, Caregiver Conversations, Chorale, Computer, Crafting for a Cause, Cribbage, Dominoes, Fitness, 500 Card Club, Garden Club, Genealogy, Great Books, Ham Radio, Investment, Pickleball, Tonka Tale Tellers, Tale Spinners, Wood Carvers, and many more.

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Events listed below take place at the Minnetonka Community Center, unless noted. Dinners and parties require registration and a fee. Call 952-939-8393 for details and to register.

What’s New!

Sips and Songs: Enjoy light refreshments and socializing before taking in local entertainment. Live it up, reserve your seat today, 952-939-8393: • Dale Martell, Wed., Jan 18, $3 • Roe Family Singers, Wed., March 22, $3

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Brought to you by Hopkins Conference & Event Services and Hopkins Community Education

January February

Saturday, January 7 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

At Harley Hopkins Family Center Frosty fun! Winter fun indoors! Lots of activities for young families. $5/family. Register at 952-988-5000, or www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org.

Friday, February 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

At the Meadowbrook Elementary Gym Mother & Son: Superhero Date Night! It's time for moms and sons to spend a fun evening together. Dress as your favorite superhero and participate in superhero-themed activities. Pizza dinner included. Purchase tickets online at www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org, or call 952-988-4070.

Thursday through Saturday, February 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

At the Eisenhower Community Center Theater Blue Water Theatre presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street The members of the Blue Water Theatre company perform a school edition of the play.

Friday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.

At the Eisenhower Community Center Enchanted Stars Dance for Little Girls & Their Favorite Guy Girls, ages 4-12, and their dad, uncle, grandfather, or friend will enjoy an enchanted evening together with refreshments, dancing, Bling Shop, photo opportunities, and more. Purchase tickets online at www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org or call 952-988-4070.

Community Education Connects

Out & About

Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

At the Eisenhower Community Center Go Families Go Come out for a morning of free family fun highlighting all of the great opportunities available in the Hopkins community. Enjoy games, sports clinics, hands-on activities, face painting, and take part in the silent auction to help raise money for youth scholarships! Explore a wide variety of local resources that make Hopkins a great place for active families.

Saturday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m.

March

At the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest, 5801 Opus Pkwy, Minnetonka Hopkins Education Foundation Royal Bash Spend a fun-filled evening with friends while benefiting Hopkins Schools. Delectable dining, live and silent auctions, and dancing the night away to live music. For more information and tickets, visit www.HopkinsEducationFoundation.org.

Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

At the Eisenhower Community Center Twin Cities Bead Bazaar – Spring Show Find beads, pearls, silver, findings, beadwork kits, bead storage, vintage beads, crystal and jewelry, pressed glass beads, handmade lampwork, blown and fused beads, ceramic faces, porcelain cameos, beadwork supplies, stone beads and cabs, and more. $3 admission, good for both days.

Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m.

At the Hopkins High School Auditorium The JazzMN Orchestra presents NextGen Jazz Join us for performances from the Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands and the Dakota Jazz Combo, as well as the JazzMN Orchestra with guest artists R.W. Enoch, Alex Nester, and Elmer Demond from the LA Urban Renewal Project.

Tuesday, March 7 from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

At the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins The 19th Annual Hopkins Empty Bowls Event Join us for this entertaining fundraiser for local food shelves. www.HopkinsSchools.org/emptybowls

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Community Education Connects

Out & About

Brought to you by Hopkins Conference & Event Services and Hopkins Community Education

April

Friday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

At the Eisenhower Community Center CSDEA Spring Used Horse Tack Sale Saddles, horse tack, and riding apparel for sale, new and used. For more information, visit www.csdea.org.

Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

At the Hopkins High School Auditorium The JazzMN Orchestra with Maria Schneider Hear compositions from Minnesota native Maria Schneider performed by the JazzMN Orchestra.

Friday, April 21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

In the Oakwoods Room at the Eisenhower Community Center Come Dance With Me Spring Community Dance Join us for an evening of dancing to live Big Band music! Tickets: HopkinsSchools.org/dance, or call 952-988-4070.

May

Sunday and Monday, April 30-May 1 at 4:00 p.m.

At the Hopkins High School Auditorium Methodaires Concert benefiting Frauenshuh Cancer Center A musical variety benefit for Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center. For more than 30 years, the Methodaires, a show choir sponsored by Park Nicollet Foundation, has been raising funds for Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital programs.

Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 at 7:00 p.m.

At the Hopkins High School Auditorium Jugheads Juggle Jam 19 Juggle Jam is the pinnacle performance for Jugheads Youth Juggling Company and is the only show that features the entire cast of over 115 Jugheads jugglers! The routines of Juggle Jam 19 will showcase the entire company, each weekly club, and small group and solo acts.

Friday, May 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

June

At the Minnetonka Police & Fire Station, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard Daddy & Me Reading event presented by Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education Dads, grandpas, uncles with children, ages newborn to 5 – join us for fun FREE activities and story time.

Thursday, June 8 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

At the Hopkins Police Station, 1010 - 1st Street South Daddy & Me Reading event presented by Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education Dads, grandpas, uncles with children, ages newborn to 5 – join us for fun FREE activities and story time.

Music at the Center: 2017 Concert Series Special Events through Community Partnership Saturday Sets DeJohnette. Coltrane. Garrison. February 4 Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge February 25 Sierra Hull March 11

Take Five Tuesdays David Wilcox April 8 Suzy Bogguss May 13

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Rogue Valley January 24 Pieta Brown March 21

Some Music at the Center events are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

Bill Frisell April 25 The Pines May 2

Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet,• 952-988-4070 Hopkins www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org


Lindbergh Drive

Highway 394 Lindbergh Center & Hopkins High North Junior High Minnetonka Community Center

Cedar Lake Road

12th Avenue

Eisenhower Community Center & Elementary

Gatewood Elementary

Ubah/ Katherine Curren

Hopkins Center for the Arts

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Highway 169

Hopkins Crossroads

West Junior High

Baker Road

Highway 494

Minnetonka Blvd

Eden Prairie Rd

1. Eisenhower Community Center 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305 2. Eisenhower Elementary 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305 3. Gatewood Elementary 14900 Gatewood Drive Minnetonka, MN 55345 4. Lindbergh Center 2700 Lindbergh Drive Minnetonka, MN 55305 5. Harley Hopkins Family Center 125 Monroe Avenue South Hopkins, MN 55343 6. ResourceWest 915 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 7. Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 8. Hopkins High School 2400 Lindbergh Drive Minnetonka, MN 55305 9. Hopkins North Junior High 10700 Cedar Lake Road Minnetonka, MN 55305 10. Hopkins West Junior High 3830 Baker Road, Minnetonka, MN 55305 11. Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka 12. Ubah Academy (Katherine Curren) 1600 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

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Highway 7 ResourceWest

Main Street

Jackson Ave

Hopkins Public Schools Community Education

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1st St Harley Hopkins Family Center

Excelsior Blvd

Highway 62

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connecting people, creating hope

ResourceWest.org 952-933-3860

ResourceWest assists people and strengthens community through collaborative programs and connections to resources. We are located in Hopkins, in the Wells Fargo Building. ResourceWest is ready to assist you through the following programs: • Case management

• Employment Support

• Emergency Bridge Assistance

• Holiday Toy Chest

• Back-to-School Supplies

• PREPARE + PROSPER Tax Prep (Feb. 1-April 15)

• Resource Connection Program

• Portico Navigator

• Winter Warm Wear On-site services include: Hennepin County Economic Assistance service, PREPARE + PROSPER free tax preparation, Portico Navigator to help with insurance enrollment. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, families, and groups, please contact Tarrah for information by calling 952-277-9341. ResourceWest programs are provided through the generosity of community members' donations and volunteerism. Please consider donating or volunteering.

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Registration

Online

Register online for classes at: www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org Online Registration

Search for Classes

By Phone

Call 952-988-4070, M-F, 8 am-4 pm, to speak to community education staff.

By Mail

Complete a registration form, include a check (payable: Hopkins Community Education) to: Hopkins Community Education Eisenhower Community Center 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305

In Person/Drop-off

• At Eisenhower Community Center, room 170, M-F, 8 am-4 pm. • Drive-up drop box located under the canopy at the entrance of Eisenhower Community Ctr. Place in a sealed envelope with check payment (check only — no cash, no credit card) addressed to: Community Education

Registration Information

Register Early!

Registrations are on a first-come basis. Decisions to cancel a class due to low enrollment is made before the class date, so register early to prevent your class from cancelling.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Our goal is to develop and deliver a wide range of quality programs to meet the learning needs of the community. We will strive for excellence in serving our customers in a prompt, courteous and respectful manner. We want your experience with Hopkins Community Education to be great, so please let us know if you aren’t fully satisfied. Contact Andrea Sjogren, Adult Program Coordinator at 952-988-4068.

Inclement Weather Information If the Hopkins School District is closed due to bad weather, then Community Education classes and activities may be cancelled. If the weather turns bad late in the day, Community Education may also cancel activities. Call the 24-Hour Hopkins Community Education phone line for weather-related cancellations: 952-988-4019, or check our website: HopkinsSchools.org/weather.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

Mark your calendar and assume you are registered. Your class will be held at the time and place indicated in the brochure unless you are contacted. We will notify you if a class is filled, cancelled or changed.

Important Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

• We will gladly refund your class registration fee, or switch your class, if you cancel five business days prior to the first class. Once a class has begun, no refunds or changes will be made. You may send a friend in your place if, at the last minute, you find you are unable to attend your class. • We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. In that case, we will call you and arrange to refund your class fee.

Discounts Information

Residents of Hopkins School Districts, 62 years and older, and Hopkins Public Schools employees are eligible for some discounts as follows: • For cooking classes, may reduce fee by $5. • For pottery classes, may reduce fee by $25. • For most other classes, the discount is 25% off the regular fee not including materials or textbook fees. Exceptions include all computer classes, trips and other courses as noted in the description. • Hopkins Public Schools employees are limited to one discounted class per session. • No discounts for classes at Hopkins Activity Center or Minnetonka Senior Center In addition, there are occasional “promotional discounts” that are available to individuals subscribed to Hopkins Community Education’s E-Club. You can subscribe to E-Club (to receive e-newsletters and special discounts) at www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org.

Health Plan Discounts

All UCare Minnesota or Metropolitan Health Plan (MHP) members may take up to a $15 discount per class on most classes. Members must be on UCare or MHP at the time of registration and through the duration of the class. Indicate ID number(s) on the registration form.

Fee Assistance

Community Education has limited fee assistance available to School District residents who qualify and are unable to pay the full registration fee. For information and application, please call 952-988-4070.

Or Register: Call us at 952-988-4070 Online: www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org

We want your experience with Hopkins Community Education to be great, so please let us know if you aren’t fully satisfied. Check our Guarantee above, and register today!

Adult Program Registration Form • Hopkins Community Education Mail check to: Hopkins Community Education, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305

Participant Name: ____________________________________ Birth Year__________ District Resident? qYes qNo Email (print): __________________________________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________ City ___________________________ Zip: ________________ Main Phone (qCell qHome qWork): _____________________ 2nd phone (qCell qHome qWork): _____________________ Course # Section Course Title Start Date Time Fee ____________ __________ _____________________________ _____________ __________ __________ ____________ __________ _____________________________ _____________ __________ __________ ____________ __________ _____________________________ _____________ __________ __________ ____________ __________ _____________________________ _____________ __________ __________ Health Plan: Ucare___ or MHP___ Member I.D. #_________________________ Check # _________ (payable to Hopkins Community Education)

Discount $__________ Total $: ______________

Special Needs? ________________________________________________________________________________

qCheck to receive email information and special offers. Yes! I would like to receive special offers, promotions, and information from Hopkins Community Education via email. I understand that my email address will not be given to others without my permission.

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Experience more!

Youth Enrichment

Early Childhood

Connect, engage, learn, play, grow! Ongoing Parent & Child (newborn to age 5) classes offer support, expert advice, and an opportunity to make connections with other parents. Children benefit from art, music, stories, learning, and socialization — plus they delight in one-on-one time with you!

Kids are inspired to learn while having fun! There is something for everyone this winter/spring — secure your child's spot now for art, drama, baking, LEGO®, chess, sports, dance, drivers education, music, STEM, and much more!

Parent Education

New music and dance classes, plus Open Gym for active time together! Special Topics classes! Many are free! Baby Sign Language, Infant Massage, Baby & Me Yoga, and more! NEW! Extended care and drop-in care for preschoolers in fall 2017. Need more support? One-to-one visits are free! A licensed parent educator can meet with you to answer your parenting questions. For parents with children newborn to age 5. Call Kathryn at 952-988-5046. Hopkins Preschools: STEM curriculum, full-day and part-day options, and more. Discover how we make learning come alive for your child.

Boost your parenting toolkit! Check out page 30 for a wide range of parenting events and workshops designed to support you and your family. Winter/spring course offerings include classes on kids and technology use. Join us March 28 for a free screening of the film SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Visit HopkinsCommunityEd.org for all our offerings, or call 952-988-4070 for a catalog. Hopkins Minnetonka Community Dance Presents

Community Ballroom Dance

Friday, April 21 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Free dance lesson at 6:15 p.m.

Come Dance With Me!

Tickets: HopkinsSchools.org/Dance or call 952-988-4070.

Enjoy an evening of live music, socializing, and dancing! Eisenhower Community Center 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins Tickets: hopkinsschools.org/dance

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Community Engagement Matters “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” — Margaret J. Wheatley

Hopkins Community Education brings you a multitude of classes for enjoyment, learning, and connection every day. Beyond that, another strong focus of our mission is on community engagement. What are your hopes and dreams as community members? How do you engage with one another around meaningful and relevant content and opportunity? How can we collectively work to make Hopkins the best possible building a great place to live place to live, learn, work, and thrive? These questions are with us every day as we plan and prepare to work with you to bring great things to Hopkins. The principles of successful community engagement include those that increase knowledge about more Community Engagement Matters on page 23

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