Orono Community Education - Winter Spring 2023

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Early Learning • Child Care • Youth & Adult Programs • Activities Center Memberships www.oronocommunityed.com | 952-449-8350 COMMUNITY EDUCATION Winter/Spring 2023

Community Education Link Office

705 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356 952-449-8350

Tiffany Clifton, Director 952-449-8351 | tiffany.clifton@orono.k12.mn.us

Deb Hanson, Secretary 952-449-8350 | debra.hanson@orono.k12.mn.us

Anita Goman, Program Assistant 952-449-8354 | anita.goman@orono.k12.mn.us

Genna Torney, Youth Development Coordinator 952-449-8360 | genna.torney@orono.k12.mn.us

Donna Ostvig, Integration & Engagement Coordinator 952-449-8362 | donna.ostvig@orono.k12.mn.us

Orono Activities Center 695 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Deb Slomkowski, Operations Manager 952-449-8330 | deborah.slomkowski@orono.k12.mn.us

Max Olsen, Activities Center Supervisor 952-449-8430 | max.olsen@orono.k12.mn.us

Kim King, Sports & Summer Program Coordinator 952-449-8352 | kim.king@orono.k12.mn.us

Olivia Gephart, Marketing Coordinator olivia.gephart@orono.k12.mn.us

Tara St. Martin, Aquatics & Adult Enrichment Coordinator 952-449-8394 | tara.st.martin@orono.k12.mn.us

Discovery Center 5050 Independence Street Maple Plain, MN 55359 952-746-5895

Kaela Gallup, Early Learning Coordinator 952-746-5892 | kaela.gallup@orono.k12.mn.us

Lynnae Kizer, Early Learning Assistant Coordinator 952-746-5894 | lynnae.kizer@orono.k12.mn.us

Liz Antonenko, Early Learning Program Assistant 952-746-5895 | elizabeth.antonenko@orono.k12.mn.us

Spartan Kids School Age Child Care 685 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Katie Gram, School Age Child Care & Enrichment Coordinator 952-449-8363 | katie.gram@orono.k12.mn.us

TECH BUDDIES

New Program!

Starting in 2023, Community Education in partnership with the Orono Tech Department and Orono High School will be offering a Tech Buddies program at the Orono Activities Center. This program will connect students and community members around the topic of technology. Tech Buddies will meet the 4th Thursday of the month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and will be free and open to the community.

This program was piloted at Haven Homes in Maple Plain this summer and received wonderful feedback. Residents were able to connect with students, learn about new technology trends and get questions answered.

Come learn tricks for FaceTime and Zoom, how to organize your pictures or how to set security settings in your email and social media. We are excited to provide this new opportunity for connection at the Orono Activities Center. No sign up required. We hope to see you there!

Community Education Advisory Council

The core of Community Education is the Advisory Council. Members of the community serve on this advisory council to give direction to all of the programs offered by Orono Community Education. This group advises Community Education on its services and programs including: Youth and Adult Enrichment, Adult Basic Education, Early Learning Programs, Recreation and Athletics, School Age Child Care, Aquatics and more! The council meets four to five times per year. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Community Education Director, Tiffany Clifton at tiffany.clifton@orono.k12.mn.us for more information.

Orono Community Education is a department of Orono Schools.

Welcome
Are you a high school student wanting to volunteer? Contact
at genna.torney@orono.k12.mn.us for more information!
Genna Torney
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ADULT Creative Arts

Melt My Heart Fused Glass

Want to freshen up Valentine’s Day? Come create an original heart-themed fused glass project. We will have several heartbased projects to choose from: a hanging mosaic heart, a small dish or an ornate panel with embedded hearts approx. 6” x 6” in size. This class is for beginners or repeat fused glass participants. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructors at class. Due to the fusing cycle, you will need to return to the studio the following Wednesday evening or make arrangements with the instructors to pick up your piece.

Instructor: Nancy Bossert, Lynne Courtney, Tracee Eidenschink & Anita Lang

#W509 | Monday, Jan. 30 | 1 session - $21 6:30 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Fused Glass Small Plate

Create a unique small plate (approx. 8” x 8” square or a smaller rectangle) while learning the process of cutting, assembling and fusing glass! Perfect for beginners as well as experienced fusers. Choose from numerous designs and glass colors. The glass used is food safe. A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructors at class. Due to the fusing cycle, you will need to return to the studio on the following Wednesday evening or make arrangements with the instructors to pick up your piece.

Instructor: Nancy Bossert, Lynne Courtney, Tracee Eidenschink & Anita Lang

#W545 | Monday, Feb. 27 | 1 session - $21 6:30 - 9 pm| Discovery Center | Room 201

Fused Glass Garden Art

Embellish your garden pot, patio planter or flower bed with colorful fused glass. Create garden stakes, suncatchers or colorful totems. This unique piece will bring a flash of color to your garden or yard! A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructors at class. Due to the fusing cycle, you will need to return to the studio the following Wednesday evening or make arrangements with the instructors to pick up your piece.

Instructor: Nancy Bossert, Lynne Courtney, Tracee Eidenschink & Anita Lang

#W595-1 | Monday, Apr. 17 | 1 session - $21 6:30 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

#W595-2 | Monday, May 8 | 1 session - $21 6:30 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Fused Glass Open Studio

Fused Glass Open Studio provides time and space to create fused glass projects for beginner and advanced participants. A facilitator will be on hand for advice and support. A $25 supply fee will be collected at the studio for each new punch card. Participants are asked to bring their own glass (COE90preferred), cutting tools and molds (sharing of materials is also an option). It is recommended that participants have taken at least one fused glass class before joining Open Studio. Punch cards have 8 punches and are valid for 6 months.

Instructor: Nancy Bossert, Lynne Courtney, Tracee Eidenschink & Anita Lang

#W511 | Wednesday, Jan. 4 - June 7 | Punch Card - $105 6:30 - 9 pm| Discovery Center | Room 201

Beginner Stained Glass Window

Come ready to create a beautiful stained glass window approximately 8” x 10” in size. This class is for both beginner and experienced stained glass participants! The copper foil technique will be taught from cutting to assembly. The first night focuses on choosing a pattern and discussing colors of glass, equipment and layout. There are numerous beginner patterns to choose from such as a beautiful tulip, calla lily or sailboat. Glass and materials are purchased directly from the instructor at class for approx. $60. Tool kits are provided. This class includes one free Saturday morning Open Studio visit. Children age 14 and up may register and attend with a registered adult.

Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom

#W506 | Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Mar. 21 | 5 sessions - $119 6:30 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Stepping Stone

A beautiful addition to your garden or home! Create your own 8” round stained glass stepping stone. Learn easy glass cutting techniques and freestyle assembly. This is a great class for beginners! Instructions will be shared for larger stones. Children age 8 and older are welcome to register if attending with a registered adult. A $19 supply fee is payable to the instructor at class.

Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom

#W520 | Thursday, Apr. 20 | 1 session - $29 6:30 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

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Stained Glass Copper & Wire Art

Design copper wire into a simple shape (heart, tree, etc.) and use small pieces of stained glass, nuggets, beads and more wire to create a unique abstract design. This class is perfect for all experience levels, beginners included! Children age 12 and older are welcome to register if attending with a registered adult. A $19 supply fee is payable to the instructor at class.

Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom

#W507 | Tuesday, May 16 | 1 session - $29 6:30 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Stained Glass Open Studio

Stained Glass Open Studio provides time and space to work on your projects whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced worker. This is a great time to create smaller projects even if you have no experience cutting glass. A facilitator is available for support. Purchase an 8-punch card and receive an area to store tools and your projects. Punch cards are valid for 6 months. Students can group order supplies and glass.

Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom

#W508 | Saturday, Jan. 21 - May 13 | Punch Card - $105 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Paint Night

Spend a fun and relaxing night painting. Local artist Kevin Kluever will guide painters of all abilities from start to finish. Explore your creativity and create your own masterpiece. Please bring your own 11” x 14” or 8” x 10” canvas board.

Instructor: Kevin Kluever

#W531-1 | Monday, Feb. 6 | 1 session - $39 7 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

#W531-2 | Monday, Mar. 6 | 1 session - $39 7 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

#W531-3 | Monday, Apr. 3 | 1 session - $39 7 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

#W531-4 | Monday, May 1| 1 session - $39 7 - 9 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Woodcarving: Minnesota Winter Birds

Learn to carve a Minnesota winter bird! This is an introduction to woodcarving in the Scandinavian tradition. The class is ideal for beginners, but experienced carvers are welcome too. Learn about each bird and choose one or two to carve. All materials are provided, including a carving knife, carving glove, two basswood blanks, paint tray and brushes. Practice several knife grips to safely and effectively shape the wood. Then, learn how to apply paint and an oil finish as the final touch. Youth ages 12 and up can participate with a registered adult.

Instructor: Matt Bruch

#W543-1 | Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 28 - 29 | 2 sessions - $125 12 - 3 pm | Mound Westonka High School | Room B204

#W543-2 | Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 25 - 26 | 2 sessions - $125 12 - 3 pm | Mound Westonka High School | Room B204

Acrylic and Paper Collage

Get creative with a grown-up version of cut and paste, including painting, stamping, stenciling and mono-printing. Working on a small-scale, students will complete several works of art during this three-hour workshop. All materials provided.

Instructor: Sharon Tauber

#W541 | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 1 session - $39 9 am - 12 pm | Westonka Activity Center | Conference Room

Varied Water Media

This workshop will explore the potential of water media from watercolors to acrylics and how to blend multiple media in one work of art. Students will have time to complete several works of art. All materials provided.

Instructor: Sharon Tauber

#W558 | Saturday, Feb. 25| 1 session - $39 9 am - 12 pm | Westonka Activity Center | Conference Room

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Creative Arts ADULT

Ink Monogram Platter

Join us for a fun evening creating a one-of-a-kind monogrammed platter using alcohol inks. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, freeflowing and filled with an energy of their own. Choose any name you would like to monogram on a 10” x 5.75” plate or create your own design. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can then take home and expand your artistic interest.

Instructor: Art Innovators

#W554 | Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 1 session - $49 7 - 8:30 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Beginners Knitting Crash Course

Want to learn to loom knit? Join us for our upcoming classes and get a crash course in knitting. Class participants will be provided with a full loom set, knitting hook, needle, yarn and a pom pom. Additional yarn will be made available to purchase at class. Youth ages 10 and under can register with a registered adult.

Instructor: Kelly Sanders & Tracy Turner

#W563-1 | Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 1 session - $59 5 - 8 pm | Westonka Activity Center | Conference Room

#W563-2 | Thursday, Feb. 23 | 1 session - $59 5 - 8 pm | Westonka Activity Center | Conference Room

Hot Cocoa Box Workshop

Join us for our Hot Cocoa Box workshop! This one-hour workshop is a fun night out. Paint your box a color of your choosing then apply your Hot Cocoa Stencil and paint a color of your choosing. Finish off by assembling it all! Mug may vary from photo.

Included in Workshop:

1 Mug

3 Hot Cocoa Packets

1 Bag of Marshmallows

1 Buffalo Plaid Fabric Napkin

1 Box

Instructor: Carver Junk Company

#W561 | Thursday, Feb. 2| 1 session - $45 6 - 7 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Valentine’s Day Blocks

Decorate for Valentine’s Day with a hand made, love-themed block set! Stencil and paint three blocks approximately 3” x 3” in size using a Valentine’s Day stencil. Choose from a variety of designs.

Instructor: Carver Junk Company

#W557 | Thursday, Feb. 9 | 1 session - $37 6 - 7 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Spring Stencil Blocks

Let your creativity run wild! During this workshop, you’ll be able to select a stencil for each of your blocks and then paint your block and stencil a color of your choosing. The color combinations are endless. This is a great project for any age! You’ll walk away with three blocks to use for your spring decor. Blocks are approximately 3” x 3” in size.

Instructor: Carver Junk Company

#W562 | Tuesday, Apr. 4 | 1 session - $37 6 - 7 pm | Discovery Center | Room 201

Citrus, Fruity & Floral Spring Soaps

Make beautiful, moisturizing, sulfate-free soaps with natural nutrient-rich oils to gently cleanse and protect your skin. Blend clean, phthalate-free fragrance oils you’ll love for spring: lemon, orange, lime, berries, mango/papaya, peony, jasmine, sagemint, gardenia, lilac, peach and more. Grab your friends, family and neighbors for a very special night out. This is a perfect class to create a Mother’s Day gifts from the heart! Take home soaps in four fragrance blends and DIY recipes. A supply fee of $24 is payable to the instructor at class. Children ages 12 - 17 may attend with a registered adult.

Instructor: Raulla Mitchell

#W529 | Monday, May 8 | 1 session - $35 6 - 9 pm | Wayzata Central Middle School | Room A306

TECH BUDDIES PROGRAM

This new program connects high school students and community members around the topic of technology. Tech Buddies will meet the 4th Thursday of the month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Orono Activities Center. No sign up required - join us!

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ADULT Special Interest & Hobbies

Easy Partner Dancing

No matter the occasion, you’ll be prepared to dance! Be one of the best dancers at your next event, or just have some fun dancing together at home! Try something new to add laughter and romance into your relationship. Taking steps from classic ballroom dances, you’ll learn easy to remember mini-routines, danceable to all your favorite songs including pop, blues, rock, country and more. If you think you have no rhythm and two left feet, this is the perfect course for you! Couples stay dancing together and singles rotate with other singles. For more information, visit www.ConstantineDance.com.

Instructor: Deanna Constantine

#W507-1 | Sunday, Jan. 22 - Feb. 12 | 4 sessions - $65 3 - 4:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W507-2 | Sunday, Apr. 16 - May 7 | 4 sessions - $65 3 - 4:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Beginner Class

Learn about basic bike set up, part identification, shifting and brake adjustments, how to safety check your bike, how to repair/replace a tube (flat tire) and many other bicycle fixes. You will be able to fix many of the issues your bike may be having and get advice on next steps. Students are constantly surprised at how much can be fixed in one class!

Instructor: Erik Bloom

#W550-1 | Friday, Mar. 3 | 1 session - $75 6 - 8 pm | Orono Middle School | Cafeteria

#W550-2 | Saturday, May 13 | 1 session - $100 12:30 - 3:30 pm | Orono Middle School | Cafeteria

Bicycle Repair and Maintenance

Intermediate Class

Building upon the Beginner class, you will learn basic wheel truing, demonstration and explanation of running tubeless, how to replace a chain, brake and shift cable replacement, cable housing replacement and time to address bike issues.

Instructor: Erik Bloom

#W552 | Friday, Apr. 14 | 1 session - $75 6 - 8 pm | Orono Middle School | Cafeteria

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People - Virtual Class

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours, you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. The class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons so you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to buy a good guitar (things to avoid) and how to play along with simple tunes.

Instructor: Craig Coffman

#W505 | Tuesday, Mar. 28 | 1 session - $59 | 6:30 - 9 pm

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People - Virtual Class

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do using chords. This course includes an online book and follow up video lessons so you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional question and answer session and a recording of the class is included as well. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, how to form the three main types of chords, how to handle different keys and time signatures, how to avoid “counting” and how to simplify over 12,000 complex chords.

Instructor: Craig Coffman

#W504 | Monday, Mar. 27 | 1 session - $59 | 6:30 - 9 pm

ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Orono SPARKS - Support K-8 students from 3 - 5 pm or 4 - 5 pm in the Orono after school mentoring program. Mentors can volunteer once or twice a week.

Orono STRIVE - Adult mentors help high school students discover their strengths and take charge of their education, career and goals. STRIVE meets once a month during the school day.

Interested? Email Genna Torney at genna.torney@orono.k12.mn.us

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Special Interest & Hobbies

Helping Your Early Readers at Home

Strong reading skills are foundational to a child’s overall learning success. Parents will learn effective ways to approach reading instruction with their children from Pre-K through 2nd grade. This session will include current research on how children learn to read and will provide ideas on how to support your child’s reading skill development at home. We will discuss many helpful resources and will do hands-on practice of a few foundational teaching tools for early readers. Join us for an evening of learning, fun and idea sharing. Leave with some great information and resources to support your early readers! For more information on scholarship opportunities, call Anita at 952-449-8354.

Instructor: Katie O’Keeffe

#W536 | Thursday, Feb. 23 | 1 session - $20 6:30 - 8 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 28

Let’s Get Organized!

It’s a new year - are you ready to get organized? If you want more organization in your life, but wonder where to start, you’ll love this class! Learn tips to begin, strategies to maintain your space and how to identify which organizing systems will work best for you. This is a highly personalized class, so feel free to bring questions about spaces in your home that leave you feeling stumped or overwhelmed. We’re going to have fun!

Instructor: Missi McKown

#W528-1 | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 1 session - $19 10 - 11:30 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 28

#W528-2 | Saturday, Apr. 15 | 1 session - $19 10 - 11:30 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 28

Laundry Camp with Patric Richardson

Come relax and have fun learning with Patric Richardson! He has appeared on national TV with the Nightly News and Inside Edition. Most recently, Patric has become a national sensation in his own TV series on Discovery+, The Laundry Guy. Enjoy his vivid storytelling and Southern drawl. You’ll be shocked at what you will learn about laundry in one evening! Sort, wash and care for your clothes with confidence. Learn how to save money and toss those chemicals.

Instructor: Patric Richardson

#W518-1 | Tuesday, Mar. 7 | 1 session - $29

6:30 - 8:30 pm | Wayzata High School | Auditorium 2

#W518-2 | Monday, May 15 | 1 session - $29 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Wayzata High School | Auditorium 2

55+ Defensive Driving Course

The Driver Improvement course is a state approved accident prevention/insurance discount course. Participants are provided the latest information on driver and traffic safety, new laws and vehicle technology. Persons ages 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First time participants must complete the full course and a four hour refresher course every three years to maintain the 10% discount. Register directly through the MN Safety Center online at mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294.

Instructor: Dave Sundeen

FULL COURSE

Age 55+ | Wednesday & Thursday, Mar. 1 - 2 | 2 sessions - $28 5:30 - 9:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 28

REFRESHER COURSES

Ages 55+ | Thursday, Feb. 2 | 1 session - $24 12:30 - 4:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 28

Ages 55+ | Thursday, Apr. 6 | 1 session - $24 12:30 - 4:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 28

The Self-Help Will© Webinar

Virtual Class

The Self-Help WILL© Webinar is an innovative approach to assist people in writing a legal will at a reasonable cost. Following the webinar, each registrant will be able to easily and competently write a will on their computer in their own time - a vital step to protect their family and the integrity of their property rights. The will can also be changed at any time in the privacy of their home without additional cost or needing an attorney. You will receive a meeting link 4-5 days prior via email. The platform Webinar Ninja will be used.

Instructor: Jim Ramette

#W556-1 | Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 1 session - $85 | 7 - 8:30 pm

#W556-2 | Tuesday, Mar. 21| 1 session - $85 | 7 - 8:30 pm

#W556-3 | Tuesday, Apr. 11 | 1 session - $85 | 7 - 8:30 pm

#W556-4 | Tuesday, May 2 | 1 session - $85 | 7 - 8:30 pm

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ADULT Day Trips

“The Prom” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Four fabulous fading Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. When they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town Indiana prom and the press is involved, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves.

The town’s parents want to keep the dance on the straight and narrow, but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to the prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. Now, Broadway’s brassiest are coming to join the fight and they’re ready to kick-ballchange the world! Tony nominated for Best Musical and winner of Best Original Score, “The Prom” has winning comedy and song and a playful book (loosely based on a true story) that will remind you of what Broadway heart and fierceness are all about. Select from a limited lunch menu. Guests can shop at the gift stores after lunch. The bus will leave from the Plymouth Community Center at 10:45 am and return around 4:30 pm. No refunds provided after the registration deadline.

#W500 | $108 | Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 10:45 am - 4:30 pm Register by: Sunday, January 15

Irish History Tour

A costumed tour guide will board the motor coach for an informative riding tour around the city of St. Paul. You will learn about the most notorious figures of Irish descent in St. Paul. The Irish immigrants influenced the city’s architecture, politics, religion and more. Helped by Archbishop John Ireland, thousands of Irish immigrated to St. Paul from Ireland. You will learn the answers to many questions regarding who really laid out the streets of St. Paul and if notorious figures in the community were of Irish descent. It is a fun and informative day in St. Paul! Enjoy lunch at O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Woodbury. Choose between homemade shepherd’s pie or fish and chips. We’ll stop at Sweet Chocolat in Arden Hills to purchase some special candies on the way home. The bus will leave from the Plymouth Community Center at 9:30 am and return around 4:30 pm. No refunds provided after the registration deadline.

#W502 | $94 | Thursday, Mar. 23 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by: Sunday, February 26

“The Music of Bobby Darin” at the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre

In this special show, Vegas entertainer Ron Gartner honors the Bobby Darin legacy singing the songs of the swingin-est guy who ever put on a tux in a show that covers everything from Darin’s rock ‘n’ roll days to the evening at the Copa (with a slight detour into Country, Folk and Political Activism). Finger-snappin’ songs like “Mack The Knife,” “Dream Lover,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Artificial Flowers,” “If I Were a Carpenter,” “Clementine,” “That’s All,” and many many more! Bobby Darin performed in a range of music genres, including jazz, pop, rock ’n’ roll, folk, swing and country. He started in show business as a songwriter for Connie Francis and achieved world fame in 1958 with his own first million-seller “Splish Splash.” He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Recording Academy gave him a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Grammy Awards ceremony. Enjoy lunch at Coyote Moon Grille Restaurant overlooking the Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud. Visit The Visual Arts Center, located in the lower level of the Paramount Theatre. Next door is the Paramount Gallery & Gift store featuring Minnesota artists in all mediums. The bus will leave from the Plymouth Community Center at 10 am returning around 5 pm. No refunds provided after the registration deadline.

#W501 | $95 | Tuesday, Apr. 25 | 10 am - 5 pm

Register by: Sunday, March 19

DAY TRIP DETAILS

Bus Pick-up and Drop-off Location:

Plymouth Community Center, PCC Event Wing 14800 34th Ave N., Plymouth, MN 55447

A detailed itinerary for each trip is available online at www.oronocommunityed.com.

Please call to inquire about registering after the deadline.

No refunds are given after the registration deadline.

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Czech Kolaches

Kolaches are one of Czechoslovakia’s national pastries. Immigrants brought their passion for Kolaches to the Midwest as early as the 1860’s. Kolaches are marvelous egg-rich, slightly sweet yeast dough traditionally filled with fruit mixtures such as apricot, cottage cheese, poppy seed or prune. They can be shaped into small rounds, square “tied packages,” or filled turnovers. Plan to bring containers to take home an assortment to share with family, friends or to freeze. You will also leave with many recipes, tips and techniques to master these Old World delicacies. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at class.

Instructor: Laurel Severson

#W523 | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 1 session - $39 9 am - 1 pm | Wayzata Central Middle School | Room A306

Air Fryer Hype! Copycat KFC®

Virtual Class

Have fun participating in this virtual air fryer demonstration and partial cook-along class as we dive into the world of air frying! The instructor will demonstrate some family-favorite recipes and invite participants to join in for one of them. The recipes that will be demonstrated include: homemade egg rolls, wraps, pizza bites, seasoned potato wedges and burgers! The cookalong recipe will be the instructor’s own copycat KFC® chicken! The recipe is only available to those that register for this class. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants, and increase your confidence in using your air fryer. While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow enough time to shop. This class will take place on Zoom or on Microsoft TEAMS. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen!

Note: One registration fee for this virtual class can include participants from the same household only.

Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos

#W513 | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 1 session - $35 | 4 - 6 pm

Strawberry Cream Cheese Rolls & KIT KAT© Cheesecake - Virtual Class

Learn to make the most wonderful strawberry cream cheese rolls with billowy soft dough and homemade strawberry sauce, drizzled with glaze and chocolate as well as a KIT KAT® nobake cheesecake topped with a velvety chocolate ganache! Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow time to shop and prep. This class will take place on Zoom or Microsoft TEAMS. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class. Equipment needed: 9” x 11” rectangular baking pan or glass dish and a 7 “or 8” spring form pan.

Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos

#W512 | Saturday, Feb. 4 | 1 session - $39 | 4 - 6:30 pm

Copycat Big Mac® Attack & No-Churn Ice Cream! - Virtual Class

Many have tried to create the special sauce, but have not been able to match the taste, texture, consistency and flare. On the menu: homemade sesame seed buns, delicious patties, secret sauce, and homemade no-churn ice cream! Participants will receive a list of ingredients to allow time to shop and prep. This class will take place on Zoom or Microsoft TEAMS. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class.

Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos

#W514 | Saturday, Feb. 25| 1 session - $35 | 4 - 6 pm

Classic Soups and a Famous Stew

Create some of the best hearty soups - New England clam chowder, wild rice, pumpkin, split pea with ham and corn bisque with rosemary. Then, top it off with the very famous French beef stew in red wine (boeuf bourguignon). What could be better for an easy meal during cold weather - soup, salad and bread! A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at class.

Instructor: Laurel Severson

#W524 | Monday, Feb. 13 | 1 session - $39 6 - 9 pm | Wayzata Central Middle School | Room A306

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ADULT Cooking

ADULT Cooking

Mediterranean Mezze! - Virtual Class

Many Mediterranean meals consist of a variety of “mezze,” or finger food items, that come together creating the most wonderful flavors, tastes and textures. On the mezze menu: Mediterranean Kebabi - ground meat skewers, Tiropitakia - Phyllo wrapped cheese triangles accompanied by Tzatziki - yogurt dip, and homemade white bean dip or hummus and homemade pita bread! Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow time for shopping. This class will take place on Zoom or Microsoft TEAMS. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class.

Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos

#W515 | Saturday, Mar. 4 | 1 session - $35 | 4 - 6 pm

Scandinavian Gourmet Dinner

From the northern countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, we will create an assortment of entrees and desserts balanced with a soup and salad, but NO lutefisk! Recipes may include applestuffed pork loin, Swedish meatballs, salmon with dill and lemon, cold poached salmon, carrot casserole, spinach soup and pineapple beet salad. Dessert recipes may include rice pudding, Toska cake, Finnish nut logs, raspberry ribbons, oatmeal wafers and a fruit soup. A $17 supply fee is due to instructor at class.

Instructor: Laurel Severson

#W537 | Friday, Mar. 24 | 1 session - $39 6 - 9 pm | Wayzata Central Middle School | Room A306

Focaccia, Stromboli & Calzones!

Virtual Class

Learn how to make your own homemade focaccia bread, stromboli, calzones and pizza sauce! Participants can personalize their pizzas and focaccia bread with toppings and fillings of their choosing. This class will take place on Zoom or Microsoft TEAMS. Participants will receive instructions on accessing the class as well as a list of ingredients in advance for shopping. Equipment needed: 9” x 13” non-stick baking pan or a larger sheet pan. Additional sheet pans will be needed for the stromboli and calzones. A stand mixer is highly recommended.

Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos

#W516 | Saturday, Mar. 25 | 1 session - $39 | 4 - 6:30 pm

Lovely Macaron Cookies

Macarons are beautiful and so fun to make! The instructor will show you some simple tricks to make the process easy. We will make three different kinds: blueberry, lemon and pink champagne. Students will bake and assemble one recipe from start to finish, as well as decorate and assemble the other two recipes. A supply fee of $13 is payable to the instructor in class. Bring containers to take your macarons home.

Instructor: Nancy Burgeson

#W522 | Wednesday, Mar. 29 | 1 session - $39 6 - 9 pm | Wayzata Central Middle School | Room A306

Magnificent Muffins and Popovers

Hot-from-the-oven breads like muffins and popovers are wonderful. Learn tips and techniques to make freshly baked breads in less than one hour. Recipes include: blueberry, cinnamon crunch, bran-corn, dried cherry, ginger, golden raisin, maple sour cream and fresh lemon plus butters, glazes and toppings. A $13 supply fee is payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Laurel Severson

#W525 | Monday, Apr. 24 | 1 session - $39 6 - 9 pm | Wayzata Central Middle School | Room A306

Classic Pierogi! - Virtual Class

Learn how to make your own classic pierogi with homemade dough and filling! We will also learn how to cook and freeze these dumplings that you can make ahead and store for a rainy day. You will receive a list of ingredients to allow time for shopping. This class will take place on Zoom, and participants will receive instructions on how to access the class in advance. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos

#W521 | Saturday, Apr. 29 | 1 session - $35 | 4 - 6 pm

California Sushi Roll - Virtual Class

Make a variety of the marvelous California rolls. Make them vegetarian, with or without seaweed, spicy or not - it’s up to you! Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Ingredients needed: sushi rice, sushi nori/seaweed sheets, toasted sesame oil, (Japanese) rice vinegar. Additional ingredients will be sent in advance. Bamboo sushi rolling mats are helpful, but not necessary. Instructor: Tess Georgakopoulos

#W517 | Saturday, May 13 | 1 session - $35 | 4 - 6 pm

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Adult Pickleball Open Gym

Season Pass: $120 purchased online only (January - May)

Drop In Fee: $5 cash (paid at the front desk upon arrival)

Orono Activities Center Members: Free

Bring your paddle. Balls provided. All levels are welcome. All players must check in at the front desk. For ages 18+. No children for safety reasons.

#W548 | Sunday | 10 am - 3 pm

Monday - Friday | 7 - 9 am

Tuesday | 7 - 9 pm

Jan. 3 - May 31

No Open Gym Jan. 22, Feb. 19 & May 29

Orono Activities Center

Adult Basketball Open Gym

Season Pass: $60 purchased online only (January - May)

Drop In Fee: $5 cash (paid at the front desk upon arrival)

Orono Activities Center Members: Free

Bring your own basketball. All players must enter through the Activities Center and check-in at the front desk. For ages 18+. No children for safety reasons.

#W546 | Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - May 31 | 7 - 9 pm

Orono High School | Gym

Adult Volleyball Open Gym

Season Pass: $55 purchased online only (January - May)

Drop In Fee: $5 cash (paid at the gym upon arrival)

Orono Activities Center Members: Free

Two courts of play. Co-ed teams formed upon arrival. For ages 18+. No children for safety reasons.

#W547 | Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - May 3 | 7 - 9 pm

No open gym Mar. 29 | Orono Middle School | Gym

Tennis Lessons: Private & Small Group

You must register on the waitlist and select your number of lessons. We will send your contact information to Bryan Turunen and he will contact you to set up days and times that work for your schedule before processing the fees. Lessons are customizable to the individual or a group of up to 4 players. For groups, please register each player in the group.

Instructor: Bryan Turunen & Staff

#W365 | Age 4 - Adult

Individual - $85/hr.

Group of 2 - $90/hr. ($45/player)

Group of 3 - $105/hr. ($35/player)

Group of 4 - $120/hr. ($30/player)

Alignment Based Yoga - Virtual Class

Alignment based yoga for all levels focuses on aligning the bones and creating intelligent action in the muscles, tissue and skin. You will learn to observe your body and alleviate mental stress while practicing. Props can be used to support and enhance the poses. This is an interactive online class where individualized modifications will be demonstrated and given as necessary to support all levels. Once registered, participants will receive an email with the Zoom link to join weekly.

Instructor: Tiffany Bergin

#W535-1 | Tuesday, Jan. 10 - Mar. 14 10 sessions - $98 | 5 - 6:15 pm

#W535-2 | Tuesday, Apr. 4 - May 23 8 sessions - $79 | 5 - 6:15 pm

Intro to Strength Training

Strength training enhances your quality of life and improves your ability to do everyday activities. Strength training and building muscle can also protect your joints from injury, contribute to better balance, reduce your risk of falls and help you maintain independence as you age. The Orono Activities Center (OAC) is offering a free class once per month for members that teaches proper form and safety when strength training. This class will also teach how to use some of the OAC equipment necessary for strength training. Non-members are also welcome to register and attend.

Instructor: Max Olsen

1 session | OAC Member: Free | Non-Member: $15 10 - 11 am | Orono Activities Center

#W527-1 | Tuesday, Jan. 17

#W527-2 | Tuesday, Feb. 21 #W527-3 | Tuesday, Mar. 21 #W527-4 | Tuesday, Apr. 18 #W527-5 | Tuesday, May 16

Family Yoga

It may not be your solo zen practice, but Family Yoga is a ton of fun for the whole family. Class is suited for all ages, from your new baby up to your school-aged children with lots of adult/ parent participation. Get ready for dancing, singing and yoga posing all in the name of togetherness, fun and movement. It is best to have a 1:1 ratio with each child and adult. Only one adult per family needs to register. Please bring yoga mats if you have them. Extra mats are available if needed.

Instructor: Heather Struwe

#W564 | Saturday, Mar. 4 | 1 session - $15 10:45 - 11:45 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

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ADULT Fitness & Recreation

Cardio Kickboxing

FITNESS

Barre

Barre is designed to trim, tighten and tone your entire body. Elements of ballet, yoga, pilates and strength training will be used to develop a strong, long and lean physique. Movements will be small, controlled, isometric holds with high repetitions, occasional cardio bursts for a well rounded workout. Light hand weights and glides may be incorporated. No dance experience needed. Bring a mat and water bottle.

Instructor: Wendy VanCamp

#W509-1 | Monday, Jan. 23 - Mar. 20 | 7 sessions - $84

9:10 - 9:50 am | No class Jan. 30 & Feb. 20

Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W509-2 | Monday, Apr. 3 - May 8 | 6 sessions - $72 9:10 - 9:50 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W509-3 | Wednesday, Jan. 18 - Mar. 22 | 10 sessions - $120 9:10 - 9:50 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W509-4 | Wednesday, Apr. 12 - May 17 | 6 sessions - $72 9:10 - 9:50 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

Bonus Pilates

This is full body Pilates strength training with a focus on your core. Receive the extra “bonus” using prop work with weights, bands and exercise balls to strengthen all large muscle groups including your glutes, legs, arms and shoulders.

Instructor: Carrie Senske

#W534-1 | Tuesday, Jan. 10 - Mar. 21 | 9 sessions - $108

4:15 - 5 pm | No class Feb. 28 & Mar. 7 Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W534-2 | Thursday, Jan. 12 - Feb. 23 | 7 sessions - $84

4:15 - 5 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W534-3 | Tuesday, Apr. 4 - 25 | 4 sessions - $48

4:15 - 5 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

The time will fly by in this fun, fast-paced class where you will kick, punch and twist to the music all while working on your cardio. Modifications are given so all levels are welcome. Instructor: Nicole Nelson

#W532-1 | Saturday, Jan. 28 - Mar. 4 | 6 sessions - $72 9:30 - 10:30 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W532-2 | Saturday, Mar. 11 - Apr. 22 | 6 sessions - $72 9:30 - 10:30 am | No class Apr. 1 Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W532-3 | Saturday, Apr. 29 - Jun. 3 | 6 sessions - $72 9:30 - 10:30 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an effective exercise option to increase endurance and strength. We’ll go through short circuits of exercises that increase your heart rate while strengthening your muscles followed by brief recovery periods. You’ll get maximum health benefit in minimal time. A variety of equipment will be used including hand weights, resistance bands, glides and pure bodyweight. All fitness levels are welcome. Modifications for high or low impact will be offered. Get ready to release endorphins! Bring a mat and water bottle. Instructor: Wendy VanCamp

#W551-1 | Monday, Jan. 23 - Mar. 20 | 7 sessions - $84 10 - 10:40 am | No class Jan. 30 & Feb. 20 Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W551-2 | Monday, Apr. 3 - May 8 | 6 sessions - $72 10 - 10:40 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W551-3 | Thursday, Jan. 19 - Mar. 23 | 9 sessions - $108 11:45 am - 12:25 pm | No class Feb. 16 Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W551-4 | Thursday, Apr. 6 - May 11 | 6 sessions - $72 11:45 am - 12:25 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

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ADULT Fitness & Recreation

Mindful Breathing, Stretching & Relaxation

Slow down, de-stress and unwind at the end of a busy day. This class will focus on mindful breathing, gentle stretching, flexibility and relaxation. In our day-to-day lives, we don’t get enough of this! Schedule a time for yourself to practice and learn techniques that support a calm and healthy lifestyle.

Instructor: Mary Zillmann

#W565-1 | Tuesday, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7 | 8 sessions - $79 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W565-2 | Tuesday, Apr. 4 - May 23 | 8 sessions - $79 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

Tai Chi

Using your mind and body connection, tai chi practice creates internal strength through gentle relaxing movements. You will increase balance, strengthen bones and improve flexibility and coordination. Tai chi is a lifelong exercise with many positive benefits for participants living with or without arthritis. The form is easy to learn and suitable for all ages. Wear loose-fitting clothing for ease of movement and comfortable shoes.

Instructor: Cindy Bergstrom

#W510-1 | Wednesday, Jan. 25 - Mar. 15 | 8 sessions - $80 10 - 11 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W510-2 | Wednesday, Apr. 12 - May 17 | 6 sessions - $60 10 - 11 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

The Movement (MVMT) Project

The intention of this class is to develop adequate strength and mobility to support healthy movement patterns in regions of the body that individuals often lack. This class will allow individuals to learn and practice movement with a focus on longevity, which should allow them to move well into the future. Intended to complement and improve upon your current level of life, health and overall well-being - this class is ready for you whether you know everything or nothing about movement.

Instructor: Dr. Kaylee McKown

#W544 | Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 31 - Feb. 23 8 sessions - $39 | 9 - 9:30 am Orono Activities Center | Room 30

Yoga Sculpt

This class combines yoga, strength and cardio for the ultimate fitness experience. Working through traditional yoga moves and adding weights and cardio to create a challenging flow all while jamming to fun tunes. All levels are welcome.

Instructor: Nicole Nelson

#W526-1 | Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 24 - Feb. 16 8 sessions - $96 | 6:30 - 7:30 am Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W526-2 | Tuesday & Thursday, Feb. 28 - Mar. 23 8 sessions - $96 | 6:30 - 7:30 am Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W526-3 | Tuesday & Thursday, Apr. 11 - May 4 8 sessions - $96 | 6:30 - 7:30 am Orono Activities Center | Room 30

Morning Flow Yoga

Wake up and start your weekend off right with Morning Yoga Flow! In this class, you will be guided through a Vinyasa based yoga, linking breath and movement. You will be challenged in a great way with fun and fast paced movements. The class will leave you feeling refreshed, strong and ready to take on the day. All levels of yogi welcomed and encouraged.

Instructor: MacKenzie Hicks

#W567-1 | Saturday, Jan. 21 - Feb. 25 | 6 sessions - $72 7:30 - 8:30 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W567-2 | Saturday, Apr. 15 - May 20 | 6 sessions - $72 7:30 - 8:30 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

Restorative Yoga

This is the perfect class to end your day! Everyone can benefit from a long, deep stretch to restore specific areas of the body. We will start class with a light focused Vinyasa flow making our way onto our mat for yin stretches. You will leave class feeling flexible, relaxed and more in tune with your body than ever before. All levels of yogi welcomed and encouraged.

Instructor: MacKenzie Hicks

#W568-1 | Thursday, Jan. 19 - Feb. 23 | 6 sessions - $72 5:30 - 6:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

#W568-2 | Thursday, Apr. 13 - May 18 | 6 sessions - $72 5:30 - 6:30 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

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ADULT Pickleball

Intro to Pickleball

Are all of your friends and neighbors playing pickleball? Never tried but wondering what all the hype is about? Join us for an introductory class to learn all about the equipment, court, scoring and rules. Soon you will understand why pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States! This sport is a combination of ping-pong, badminton and tennis, yet is much easier to learn than any of the three. We will get you up to speed in no time so you can feel confident to start playing the game with family and friends.

1 session - $19 | Orono Activities Center

#W538-1 | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 9 - 10:30 am

#W538-2 | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 6 - 7:30 pm

#W538-3 | Thursday, Feb. 16 | 9 - 10:30 am

#W538-4 | Thursday, Feb. 16 | 6 - 7:30 pm

#W538-5 | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 9 - 10:30 am

#W538-6 | Thursday, Mar. 16| 6 - 7:30 pm

#W538-7 | Thursday, Apr. 13 | 9 - 10:30 am

#W538-8 | Thursday, Apr. 13 | 6 - 7:30 pm

#W538-9 | Thursday, May 4 | 9 - 10:30 am

#W538-10 | Thursday, May 4 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Pickleball Private & Small Group Lessons

Whether you are just starting out or looking to further your pickleball play, Paul can customize a plan to improve your game at all levels. For group lessons, each player from the group must register individually. Please register online to add your name to the waitlist. Once all players from the group have registered, we will contact you to coordinate a date/time that works for all. You will be charged for the lesson after it has been sched uled. If you are a “no show” for a scheduled lesson, you are still responsible for the fee. Lessons can be scheduled on Tuesdays from 9 am - 12 pm and Wednesdays from 9 am - 2:30 pm in the Orono Activities Center. Lessons can be scheduled at varying times on the Orono Intermediate School outdoor courts starting in late Spring.

#W599 | Lesson Rates

Private - $70

Group of 2: $40/player

Group of 3: $30/player

Group of 4: $25/player

Group of 5-8: $20/player

Lesson Length

Private, Group of 2 or 3: 60 Minutes

Group of 4 - 8: 90 Minutes

Pickleball Skills & Drills - Beginner

We’ll base this skills class on practicing the essential elements of the game such as the serve, the return, the forehand and backhand, the dink shot and the importance of court positioning and shot selection. We’ll also create real match play situations. You’ll be surprised how quickly you improve!

3 sessions - $55 | Orono Activities Center

#W539-1 | Monday, Jan. 9 - 30 | 9 - 10:30 am | No

Jan. 16 #W539-2 | Wednesday, Jan. 11 - 25 | 6 - 7:30 pm #W539-3 | Wednesday, Feb. 1 - 15 | 6 - 7:30 pm #W539-4 | Wednesday, Mar. 1 - 15 | 6 - 7:30 pm #W539-5 | Monday, Mar. 13 - 27 | 9 - 10:30 am #W539-6 | Wednesday, Mar. 29 - Apr. 12 | 6 - 7:30 pm #W539-7 | Monday, Apr. 3 - 17 | 9 - 10:30 am #W539-8 | Wednesday, Apr. 19 - May 3 | 6 - 7:30 pm #W539-9 | Monday, Apr. 24 - May 8 | 9 - 10:30 am #W539-10 | Wednesday, May 10 - 24 | 6 - 7:30 pm #W539-11 | Monday, May 15 - Jun. 5 | 9 - 10:30 am | No class May 29

Pickleball Skills & Drills - Intermediate

In each session, we will focus on one skill set and then implement it into our games. The sessions will open with a warm-up, a description of the “shot of the day” and then a series of drills to practice that shot. Then we will spend time practicing your new and improved shot in live play!

3 sessions - $55 | Orono Activities Center

#W540-1 | Monday, Jan. 9 - 30 | 10:30 am - 12 pm | No

#W540-2 | Wednesday, Jan. 11 - 25 | 7:30 - 9 pm #W540-3 | Wednesday, Feb. 1 - 15 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm #W540-4 | Wednesday, Mar. 1 - 15 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm #W540-5 | Monday, Mar. 13 - 27 | 10:30 am - 12 pm #W540-6 | Wednesday, Mar. 29 - Apr. 12 | 7:30 - 9 pm #W540-7 | Mondays, Apr. 3 - 17 | 10:30 am - 12 pm #W540-8 | Wednesday, Apr. 19 - May 3 | 7:30 - 9 pm #W540-9 | Monday, Apr. 24 - May 8 | 10:30 am - 12 pm #W540-10 | Wednesday, May 10 - 24 | 7:30 - 9 pm #W540-11 | Monday, May 15 - Jun. 5 | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Pickleball Advanced Skills & Play

Season Pass: $160 (purchased online only)

Drop In Fee: $10 cash (paid at the Activities Center front desk) This group is a higher level of pickleball competition. An instructor will be present for court rotations, answering questions and providing hints upon request. This group is more competitive and fun! Membership discounts do not apply.

#W549 | Mondays, Jan. 9 - May 29 | 6 - 8 pm

No play Jan. 16 & Feb. 20 | Orono Activities Center

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Orono High School 795 Old Crystal Bay Road North Long Lake, MN 55356 Enter through Door H8 For more information: Call 952-449-8355 Email activitycenter@orono.k12.mn.us Website oronoschools.org/ac
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when strength training as well as an equipment orientation. Offered once per month from 10 - 11 a.m., January - May. See page 12 for full details. FREE for OAC members or $15 for non-members.

Health & Wellness

Healthy Emotions - Happy Families

For families with children ages 3-8. Are you looking for more calm and positive behaviors at home? This online program teaches families self-regulation skills that help them better manage big feelings and disappointments in a calm manner. Complete the 11 online lessons with your child at home. Through interactive videos, digital books and scripted activi ties, both parent/caregiver and child learn tools to help them take charge of their emotions in a healthy way. Registration includes: access to EmpowerU’s online course of lessons, digital storybooks that deepen the understanding of key concepts and strategies, an at-home journal with activities and access to a full library of video and audio tools. Please register one adult per family by the 10th day of the month. Registrants will receive an email from EmpowerU by the 15th of the month with access to online materials. At-home journals can be picked up at the Community Education office after registration is complete.

Instructor: EmpowerU

#W570 | $110

CPR, First Aid & AED

This blended learning (online learning and in-person skills) session will help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Successful participants will receive a 2-year Red Cross certificate for Adult and Pediatric (infant and child) CPR, First Aid and AED. New curriculum revised in 2021. Register at least 10 days prior to the in-person skills date, as adequate time is needed to complete the online learning portion PRIOR to testing for the skills. This will allow you the time to complete at your own pace. You will need to provide the instructor with proof of online completion in order to take part in the skills testing. Each participant will be assigned a two-hour time slot between 5 and 9 pm. You will select a preferred 2-hour time slot, but we cannot guarantee that request. Full details will be sent via email. A personal email address is required to receive class content. Work-affiliated email addresses will not work.

Registration Deadlines:

January 13 (for January 23 class)

February 10 (for February 22 class)

March 3 (for March 13 class)

April 7 (for April 17 class)

May 12 (for May 22 class)

Instructor: Lavinia Pottios

1 session - $65 | 5 - 9 pm | Schumann Elementary | Cafeteria

#W560-1 | Monday, Jan. 23

#W560-2 | Wednesday, Feb. 22

#W560-3 | Monday, Mar. 13

#W560-4 | Monday, Apr. 17

#W560-5 | Monday, May 22

Mastering Metabolic Disease: High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol

Take action to improve your health! This class is for any adult who wants to understand the physiological mechanisms behind high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol. Explore how to prevent the onset of these diseases for those who are at risk and how to manage a disease diagnosis in a way that prevents further damage to the body through specific lifestyle changes.

Instructor: Lucy Berman

#W690 | Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 1 session - $19 6 - 7 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 28

Mastering Metabolic Disease: Prediabetes & Type 2 Diabetes

Take action to improve your health! This class is for any adult who wants to understand the physiological mechanisms behind prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Explore how to prevent the onset of diabetes for those who are at risk and how to manage a diabetes diagnosis in a way that prevents further damage to the body through specific lifestyle changes.

Instructor: Lucy Berman

#W559 | Wednesday, Feb. 8| 1 session - $19 6 - 7 pm | Orono Activities Center | Room 28

Parenting K-5 - Yep, It’s Tough!

Parenting can be tough especially when you’re working with the emotional and developmental ups and downs of an elementary student. This class is designed for parents who are looking for strategies, education and support for their parenting challenges. Parents in attendance can expect tailored information based on the group’s needs as well as space for open dialogue about the struggles of parenting. Each session will include a mindfulness or reflective exercise, sharing of successes from the past week, introduction of a new strategy or educational concept and intention setting for the week ahead. Increase understanding of developmental milestones and realistic expectations at different ages. Learn new strategies, which can be implemented at home with your own children to support developmental resilience. Couples and co-parents are welcome and encouraged to attend together.

Instructor: Anna Barlage

#W530 | Monday, Feb. 6 - Mar. 20 | 6 sessions - $79 6 - 7:30 pm | No class Feb. 20 | Orono High School

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ADULT

ADULT Adult Basic Education

GED Preparation & Basic Skills Class

Prepare for your GED in a student-centered, individualized class to meet your learning needs. Classes are open to students age 17+ who are not enrolled in high school. Wednesdays | 6 - 8:30 pm

Class Location:

Rockford Community Center

7600 County Road 50, Rockford, MN 55373

Services include:

• Individualized instruction

• Online preparation options

• Help obtaining necessary age waiver if under 19 years of age

Call 763-477-4563 for more information

GED Test

Measures your understanding of what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.

• Offered in both English and Spanish

• 4 parts: Science, Social Studies, Reasoning/ Language Arts & Math

• A score of 145 points or more on each subject needed to pass

• FREE practice tests from ABE/GED class

Official GED Testing site in Monticello

Volunteer to Tutor Adults

Make a difference - help someone in your community improve their English skills!

Volunteer to work alongside English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and assist adult learners who are trying to improve their reading, writing, pronunciation and listening skills. High school students and community volunteers welcome.

Contact Donna Ostvig to learn more: donna.ostvig@orono.k12.mn.us 952-449-8362

English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)

FREE classes - join at any time!

Need to improve your English? Classes are FREE for immigrants, refugees or work visa-holders, U.S. residents and citizens.

¿Necesitas mejorar tu inglés? Las clases de inglés son GRATUITAS. Las lecciones incluyen la práctica con vocabulario, hablar, escuchar, leer, tecnología y más. Si no hablas inglés, no hay problema - podemos ayudar!

Orono Discovery Center | Room 102 5050 Independence Street, Maple Plain

Intermediate English Practice English, and improve your reading, writing, pronunciation and listening skills. Tuesdays | 6 - 8:30 pm

Pre-GED/Citizenship

Focus on improving reading, writing, math and social studies in order to take a GED course or the citizenship test. Thursdays | 6 - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Vicki Larson | vicki.larson@orono.k12.mn.us

Call 952-449-8362 with questions or for more information.

Other daytime classes are available at the Plymouth location. Call 763-745-6034 for more information.

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Aquatics

ORONO POOL

Orono Education Link - 705 N. Old Crystal Bay Road, Long Lake, MN 55356 - Door E24 952-449-8350 | oronoschools.org > Community Education > Aquatics

Pool Schedule

Pick up a monthly pool calendar from the flyer rack outside the Community Education Office, at the Orono Activities Center or look online. Pool schedule is subject to change.

Visit oronoschools.org Click Community Education > Aquatics

Open Swim

Open to adults and children. Children under 50” must be accompanied by an adult in water. Punch cards do not apply. Saturday, January 14 - March 4 April 15 - May 20 1 - 3 pm

$4 per swimmer $12 per family (immediate family only) Free for Activities Center members

Adult Aquatic Fitness Programs

January 3 - June 2, 2023

No Programs Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 25 - Apr. 1 & May 29

Purchase a punch card online or pay per visit at the pool. Free for Orono Activities Center members.

Masters Swim

#W1604

Mon., Wed. & Fri. | 5 - 6:15 am Participants must register with U.S. Masters Swimming at www.usms.org. U.S. Masters Swimming is a national membership-oriented nonprofit that provides membership benefits to swimmers across the country. Self-led with swim workouts available upon request.

Lap Swim

#W1603

Mon., Wed. & Fri. | 6:15 - 7:30 am

NEW! Tues. & Thurs. | 12 - 1 pm

Spend your morning or lunch break at the Orono Pool! Six lap lanes available. Diving well area is accessible for self-guided, deep water aqua exercises. Open to adults and students over 15 years of age on M, W, F and adults 18 years of age and older on T &TH.

Join Our Team!

We’re Hiring...

Water Safety Instructors, Aides and Lifeguards! Training and reimbursement available. Contact Tara at tara.st.martin@orono.k12.mn.us for more information or if interested.

Apply online at oronoschools.org and click Careers > Explore Careers

Aqua Exercise

Join us for a low impact, double benefit workout. This class will benefit your joints and overall health by working on cardio and resistance training. Although you need not be a swimmer, participants should be comfortable in the water. Aqua shoes are recommended. Aquatic fitness punch cards do not apply toward this class.

Instructor: Lavinia Pottios

#W1605-1 | Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 3 - Mar. 23 12 sessions - $224 | 6:30 - 7:30 am Orono Education Link | Pool

#W1605-2 | Tuesday & Thursday, Apr. 4 - May 25 8 sessions - $149 | 6:30 - 7:30 am Orono Education Link | Pool

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FOR ALL Aquatics

Swimming Lesson Details

• Use the descriptions below to help you select the appropriate level for your swimmer. Then use the schedule on page 22 to find a time that works for you. If you are uncertain of what level to place your child in, please email Tara at tara.st.martin@orono.k12.mn.us.

• Lessons fill quickly! Please sign your child up for a class even if it is full. You will be put on a waitlist. If other classes cancel, we will make every effort to create an additional class at your level to fit waitlisted swimmers into the program.

Swimming Lesson Descriptions

Parent & Child Class

6 months - Age 2

Enjoy swimming with your child while building swimming readiness by emphasizing fun and safety in the water. Parent/ adult must accompany child in the water. Children not potty trained should wear swim diapers or plastic diaper covers.

Preschool Level 1 Ages 3 - 5

For inexperienced or cautious swimmers. Focus will be on gaining comfort in the water, floating on front and back, blowing bubbles and submerging. Parent/guardian may accompany child in the water.

Preschool Level 2 Ages 3 - 5

For the swimmer who is comfortable voluntarily submerging. Focus will be on creating greater independence floating and swimming. Parent/guardian may accompany child in the water.

Preschool Level 3

Ages 3 - 5 (Not offered in Winter Spring 2023)

For the swimmer who is floating, submerging and swimming independently. Work to gain independence and build endurance in all skills. Parent/guardian may accompany child in the water.

Private Swimming Lessons

Private Lessons: $28/half hour

Semi-Private Lessons: $23/half hour

Register at www.oronocommunityed.com.

Level 1: Introduction of Water Skills Ages 5+

Tentative in and around water, uncomfortable submerging head, and not yet floating independently.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills Ages 5+

Comfortable in the water, submerges head, floats independently.

Level 3: Stroke Development Ages 5+

Comfortable in deep water, swims at least 5 yards on front with a coordinated stroke independently, swims at least 5 yards on back with a coordinated stroke independently.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement Ages 5+

Comfortable in deep water, swims at least 15 yards coordinated: front crawl, back crawl and knows dolphin kick and breaststroke kick.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement Ages 5+

Comfortable in deep water, swims at least 25 yards of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke. Swims 15 yards coordinated of the following strokes: breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly.

Level 6: Swimming & Skill Proficiency Ages 5+ (Not offered in Winter Spring 2023)

METRO MARLINS SPRING & SUMMER SCHEDULE:

Season: April 3 - mid-July A complete schedule is available on the Metro Marlins TeamUnify site

Registration & Team Info | Online at TeamUnify - www.teamunify.com/team/mnmmst/page/home

Team Fees: Payments will be charged the first of the month April - July (4 payments)

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Water Safety Instructor

Earn your certification and gain the skills needed to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety to swimmers of every age and ability. Through our Aquatic Instructor Training program, you can help recreational swimmers meet their goals, refine their skills and stay safe in, on and around water. If hired for employment at the Orono Pool, class fee reimbursement opportunities available.

Instructor: Lavinia Pottios

#W1601 | Age 16+ Saturday & Sunday, March 11 - 19 4 sessions - $250 | 8 am - 2 pm

Orono Education Link | Pool

NEW! Family Aqua Exercise

Family Aqua Exercise incorporates fun, body conditioning movements, partnered with your child, that will give you a great workout and captivate your child’s attention! A one-toone parent/child ratio is required. Children need a Coast Guard-approved safety vest.

Instructor: Lavinia Pottios

Age 6 Months - 4 Years & Adult #W1602-1 | Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 3 - Feb. 9 #W1602-2 | Tuesday & Thursday, Feb. 14 - Mar. 23 #W1602-3 | Tuesday & Thursday, Apr. 4 - May 11

12 sessions - $112 | 9:20 - 9:50 am

Orono Education Link | Pool

Water Safety Aide

Train to become a Water Safety Aide. This class will teach you to work with instructors to help deliver Red Cross lessons. Additional requirement: 8 volunteer hours during swim lessons at the Orono Pool. If hired for employment at the Orono Pool, class fee reimbursement opportunities available.

Instructor: Lavinia Pottios

#W1606 | Age 12+ | Saturday, Apr. 15 & 22

2 sessions - $30 | 8 - 10 am

Orono Education Link | Pool

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- 10:50 am #W1610 Preschool Level 1 #W1611 Level 1 10:55 - 11:25 am #W1612 Level 2 #W1613 Level 3 11:30 am - 12 pm #W1614 Level 3 #W1615 Level 4 12:05 - 12:35 pm #W1616 Level 4 #W1617 Level 5 8 Lessons - $75 SESSION 2 Saturday, April 15 - May 20
#W1620 Parent & Child #W1621 Preschool Level 2
#W1622 Level 1 #W1623 Level 2 11:30
pm #W1624 Level 2 #W1625 Level 3
pm #W1626 Level 3 #W1627 Level 4 6 Lessons - $57 SESSION 3 Tuesday & Thursday, April 4 - 27 3:50 - 4:20 pm #W1660 Level 2 4:25 - 4:55 pm #W1661 Level 3
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#W1670 Level
pm #W1671 Level 5 8 Lessons - $75 8 Lessons - $75 Parent & Child Lessons Tuesday
10:20
10:20 - 10:50 am
10:55 - 11:25 am
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12:05 - 12:35
SESSION 4 Tuesday
Thursday, May 2 - 25 3:50 - 4:20 pm
4 4:25 - 4:55
& Thursday 12 Lessons - $112 10 - 10:25 am #W1630 | Jan. 3 - Feb. 9 10 - 10:25 am #W1620 | Feb. 14 - Mar. 23 10 - 10:25 am #W1650 | Apr. 4 - May 11

YOUTH Middle & High School

Driver’s Education

This class fulfills the 30 hours of classroom driver’s training required by the state of Minnesota. After completing this course, students must sign up with a commercial driving school and receive a blue card, which they will need before taking their permit test. After passing the permit test, they must take six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction at a cost of approximately $398. Missed classes must be made up in another session. For more information on Driver’s Education and Westonka Driving School, email Rob Illies at westonkadriving@gmail.com, call 952-955-1486 (work), text 952-237-5971 (cell), or go to www.westonkadrivingschool.com. Each day, students should bring a writing utensil and paper.

Instructor: Rob Illies

#W480 | Ages 14 - 18

Tuesday, Feb. 21 Monday & Thursday, Feb. 23 - Mar. 23 10 sessions - $120 | 6:30 - 9:30 pm | No class Feb. 28

Orono High School | Media Center

Disney’s Descendants: The Musical

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost - home of the most infamous villains who ever lived - the teenage children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island…until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

Prepare 60 - 90 seconds of a song you love to sing acapella at auditions. More detailed audition information will be sent after registration. In order to participate, you must be available for every rehearsal during the final two weeks (tech week) and all performances.

Director: 4 Community Theatre

#W470 | Grades 6 - 8 | $95

Auditions: March 14 - 15 | 3 - 5 pm

Rehearsals: Monday - Friday, March 20 - May 3 | 3 - 5 pm

No rehearsal March 27 - 31

Performances: Thursday - Saturday, May 4 - 6

Orono Middle School | Cafeteria & Performing Arts Room 202

ACT College Examination Preparatory Course

Advantage Educational Programs gives students the option of preparing for the ACT exam in two different ways: the inperson ACT Preparatory Course or two online ACT Preparatory Course options. Both courses are designed for students who want to maximize their ACT exam score, as well as those who feel uneasy about their test-taking skills or who have taken the exam and aren’t satisfied with their results. The course includes diagnostic testing, instruction in time management, overcoming test anxiety, science reasoning, English strategies and review, essay writing, reading comprehension, math strategies and review. For more information, call Advantage Education Programs at 612-222-5108. Any students who are registering as repeat students who have previously paid should register for a self-paced virtual class at no charge.

Instructor: Advantage Educational Programs

IN PERSON CLASSES

Please bring notebook paper, pencils, calculator and a small 3-ring binder or folder to class.

#W878-1 | Grades 11 - 12 | Monday, Feb. 6 - Mar. 6 4 sessions - $180 | 5:45 - 8:45 pm | No class Feb. 20 Orono Activities Center | Room 28 & 29

#W878-2 | Grades 11 - 12 | Monday, May 1 - 22 4 sessions - $180 | 5:45 - 8:45 pm Orono Activities Center | Room 28 & 29

LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES

The class is taught live via Zoom. Required: an internet connection and a computer/tablet/smart phone.

#W879-1 | Grades 11 - 12 | Saturday, Jan. 14 - Feb. 4 4 sessions - $180 | 9 am - 12 pm

#W879-2 | Grades 11 - 12 | Saturday, Feb. 11 - Mar. 4 4 sessions - $180 | 9 am - 12 pm

#W879-3 | Grades 11 - 12 | Saturday, Mar. 11 - Apr. 8 4 sessions - $180 | 9 am - 12 pm | No class Mar. 25

#W879-4 | Grades 11 - 12 | Saturday, May 6 - June 3 4 sessions - $180 | 9 am - 12 pm | No class May 27

SELF-PACED VIRTUAL CLASS

Prepare for the ACT at your own pace. Class will be available through May 31, 2023. Students are sent an access code via email and can prepare right away. You must have a Google account with an @gmail.com email address in order to access the class via Google Classroom.

#W888 | Grades 11 - 12 | $80

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Middle & High School

Orono 4 on 4 Volleyball League

A fun, competitive learning environment for all players. This is a “non-coached” league. Teams play at least one match each night and an end-of-league tournament. High School volleyball players will referee. Teams can have more than 4 players, but only 4 players can be on the court at one time. If you have multiple grade level players on your team, you must register for the grade of your oldest player. Orono Volleyball staff and players will referee. We welcome players from other schools to form a team and join this league! Schedules emailed the week of Apr. 10th. Match times are based on team sign-up (typically between 5 - 8:30 pm).

#W6005 - 4th & 5th Grade

#W6006 - 6th Grade

#W6007 - 7th Grade

#W6008 - 8th Grade

$75 per player (includes a t-shirt)

Monday, Apr. 17 - May 15

Orono Middle School | Gym

Schedules emailed the week of Apr. 10

Registration Deadline: Apr. 3

YOUTH

High School Club Sports

Orono Community Education provides High School Club Sports throughout the school year. Register at mypaymentsplus.com. Some club sports will require a sports physical qualifying exam. For more information about any of the Club Sports listed below go to: oronoschools.org > Community Education > Youth Sports & Recreation or email Kim at kim.king@orono.k12.mn.us.

Fall

Fall Dance Team | Registration opens in August

Mountain Biking Team | Registration opens in May Winter

Table Tennis Team | Registration opens in November Spring

Trap Team | Registration opens in February

Experience the ultimate in skiing, snowboarding and racing instructionfrom beginners to experts! At seven different metro ski and snowboard areas, our top quality adult staff will teach you to improve your skiing or boarding on groomed runs and terrain parks. You provide your own food and gear (season-long rentals available), we provide the rest!

Ages 10 - 18 8 am - 5:30 pm (approx.)

Saturdays or Sundays, Dec. - Feb. 11 weeks, plus 3 BONUS trips for teens only

Bus pickup locations:

Marina Center: 4677 Shoreline Drive Spring Park, MN 55384

Long Lake Town Center: 1877 W. Wayzata Blvd. Long Lake, MN 55356

Weekly Trip Fees: You will be contacted prior to the trip each week for your reservation. Using our flexible pay-as-you-go trip fee structure, you pay a weekly trip fee of about $85 to cover round trip bus transportation and lift ticket. If you can’t attend that week, you don’t owe anything!

PROGRAMS

Classic Grades 5 - 12 Sat. or Sun. $450 Explore cool trails and terrain parks with experienced instructors during 41/2 hours of instruction with plenty of time to free ski or ride, too! ALL levelsbeginner to advance. Plus three teen-ONLY trips!

Teen Sampler

Grades 7 - 12 Sat. or Sun. $250 Try skiing or snow boarding on three trips. Instruction and time to free ski or ride.

Apprentice Program Grades 8 - 12 $600

Have a passion for skiing or boarding? Learn the tools to be a successful instructor.

Team Blizzard Grades 5 - 12 Sat. or Sun. $600 Ski racing or snowboard team instruction. Intermediate to expert skiers stir up some friendly competition as you learn strategies and tactics for racing. A great way for high school racers to get an edge and improve.

Mention code ORO22 when registering! ---------------www.blizzardmn.com or
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A current sports physical is REQUIRED BEFORE registering for Middle School Sports or select High School Club Sports

Minnesota State High School League Sports Qualifying Physical Exam

- The Sports Physical must be completed on the State High School League form. Physicals are valid for 3 years from exam date.

- You will not be able to complete your registration if your child’s sports physical is not on file in the school or if a current physical expires before the final date of the season for which you are registering.

Download a Sports Qualifying Physical Exam form at: oronoschools.org > Community Education > Youth Sports & Recreation > Middle School Sports

Completed Sports Qualifying Physical Exam forms should be turned in to the Community Education Office: In Person at the Orono Community Education Office in the Education Link (Door E24) or the Orono Activities Center (attn: Kim) By Mail to Orono Community Education, 705 N. Old Crystal Bay Road, Long Lake, MN 55356 Fax to 952-449-8359

Scan and Email to Kim King at kim.king@orono.k12.mn.us

HOW TO REGISTER FOR SPORTS:

1. Go to mypaymentsplus.com

2. Sign in then click on “Events & Activities” and select your sport

MyPaymentsPlus user instructions: oronoschools.org/about/communications/mypaymentsplus

See page 26 for details on Spring 2023 sports.

If you experience a problem with MyPaymentsPlus, go to mypaymentsplus.com/support.

Questions: Kim King at kim.king@orono.k12.mn.us or 952-449-8352.

Orono Mountain Biking Team

Boys & Girls Grades 7 - 12

6th Grade participants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Orono Mountain Biking Team participates in the Minnesota Cycling Association. The association believes that cycling and an outdoor experience will leave a lasting impression on young minds and bodies. The Mountain Biking Team competes in weekend races around Minnesota September - October. Experienced and new riders welcome!

Parent & Rider Meeting: May Season: July - October

Registration: Opens in May. Send an email expressing interest to kim.king@orono.k12.mn.us.

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YOUTH Special Interest

Day Camp at Skyrock

Tutoring program to help your student ACHIEVE!

No testing or registration fee!

Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Tutoring is available for students in most academic areas.

Achievement Academy tutoring gives students an opportunity to:

• Improve study and basic skills

• Prepare for upcoming tests

• Experience one-on-one guidance from a qualified professional

• Organize and succeed

The Achievement Academy employs degreed professionals and licensed teachers who will work one-on-one with your student.

Steps to Scheduling a Tutor...

#1 - Submit a request form to Orono Community Education. Forms can be found at oronoschools.org > Community Education > Youth Academic Programs

#2 - Allow two weeks for a tutor match.

#3 - A tutor will contact you to set up tutoring sessions.

#4 - Guarantee payments with a credit card or prepay for sessions before tutoring begins.

Tutoring sessions are available 1 or 2 hours/week Tutoring takes place on the Orono Schools campus. Fee: $42/hour

Contact: Donna Ostvig at donna.ostvig@orono.k12.mn.us or 952-449-8362

Spend your day off from school on the farm at Skyrock! Learn all about horses, how to groom and care for a horse and common horse vocabulary. Enjoy a ride on a pony too! Then we’ll take a guided nature hike of the entire farm, weather permitting. There will also be time to hang out in the clubhouse, play games, make new friends and much more. Join us for a day of adventure on the farm! Bring a bag lunch, water and a nut-free snack. Dress for the weather.

Instructor: Skyrock Farm Staff

#W300-1 | Grades K - 5 | Friday, Mar. 31 1 session - $110 | 9 am - 3 pm

Skyrock Farm | 2825 Willow Drive, Hamel

#W300-2 | Grades K - 5 | Friday, Apr. 7 1 session - $110 | 9 am - 3 pm

Skyrock Farm | 2825 Willow Drive, Hamel

Grandmasters of Chess

New and returning students are welcome! Learn, practice and play chess each class. The {YEL!} Teach It!… Practice It!...Play It! method keeps students on track with new chess lessons and puzzles each week as well as guided games and in-class tournaments. Class fee includes ChessKid.com membership for the session ($49 annual value). Sign up today to think, learn and play well with {YEL!}.

Instructor: Youth Enrichment League

#W301-1 | Grades K - 5 | Friday, Jan. 13 - Mar. 17 9 sessions - $175 | 4 - 5 pm | No class Mar. 3

Schumann Elementary | Cafeteria

#W301-2 | Grades K - 5 | Friday, Apr. 14 - Jun. 2 8 sessions - $157 | 4 - 5 pm

Schumann Elementary | Cafeteria

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School’s Out!

YOUTH Science & Technology

Fun with Catapults

This is a fun, hands-on class that incorporates all the areas of STEM! We will investigate science as we learn about energy and Newton’s laws of motion. Plus, we will cover technology and engineering as we build our simple catapults and then use math as we practice our skills of trajectory against a castle wall.

Instructor: Science Explorers

#W319 | Grades 2 - 6 | Monday, Jan. 30 1 session - $43 | 9 am - 12 pm

Discovery Center | Room 201

School’s Out!

Engineering for Kids Jr. STEM Club

All new lessons! The Engineering for Kids Jr. STEM Club brings fun, hands-on lessons every week to introduce engineering concepts at a young age. For each lesson, students focus on developing 21st century skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork. These life skills give students the confidence to approach challenges in their lives and realize that they can succeed in almost anything. Session 1: Mechanical Engineering Slingshot, Mechanical Engineering Water Clock, Aerospace Engineering Frisbee and Civil Engineering Build A Tower. Session 2: Biomimicry Design a Grabber, Environmental Engineering Digging for Crystals, Aerospace Engineering Sailing the Skies and Civil Engineering Geodesic Dome.

Instructor: Engineering for Kids

#W322-1 | Grades K - 3 | Tuesday, Feb. 7 - 28 4 sessions - $115 | 4 - 5 pm

Orono Intermediate School | Art Room 211

#W322-2 | Grades K - 3 | Tuesday, Mar. 14 - Apr. 11 4 sessions - $115 | 4 - 5 pm | No class Mar. 28

Orono Intermediate School | Art Room 211

Robotics & STEAM!

Fascinating Safari Discoveries

Ready to face a roaring lion? In this fun class, you and your team will build an amazing robotic lion that roars and lifts itself up. Then, tinker and build a safari vehicle that is propelled without it being touched and take it home!

Instructor: TechTacToe

#W334 | Grades K - 3 | Saturday, Feb. 25 1 session - $72 | 9 am - 12 pm

Orono Activities Center | Room 28 & 29

GoSolar! Kidz: Solar Car, Robot & Machines

Stimulate your child’s creativity by designing and building epic solar-powered cars, robots and machines from easy-toassemble parts. In addition, your young tikes will build solar powered cranes, lift bridges and many other designs. Let your little engineers explore the world of solar energy while learning how to problem solve and stretch their imaginations. Bring a bag lunch, nut-free snack and water bottle.

Instructor: GoSolar! Kidz

#W324 | Grades K - 3 | Friday, Mar. 3 1 session - $214 | 9 am - 3 pm Discovery Center | Room 201

Wizard School

School’s Out!

Join Science Explorers as we investigate a wizard’s laboratory. You will become an apprentice as you learn the science behind the magic. Learn to harness electricity to make your own wand. Explore the secret world of alchemy as you create scientific potions and more in this fun, hands-on imaginative class.

Instructor: Science Explorers

#W320 | Grades 1 - 6 | Monday, Mar. 6 - 20 3 sessions - $57 | 3:45 - 5 pm Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

GoSolar! Kidz: Solar Robots

Students will stimulate their creativity by designing and building epic solar-powered robots from easy-to-assemble parts. In addition, they will build solar powered cranes, lift bridges and many other designs. Let your little engineers explore the world of solar energy while learning how to problem solve and stretch their imaginations.

Instructor: GoSolar! Kidz

#W325 | Grades K - 6 | Monday, Apr. 3 - 24 4 sessions - $126 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES

All K - 5 students taking an after school program must send a note or email to their teacher and the office BEFORE the class begins.

The note must include your child’s first and last name, class title and the start and end date of the class.

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Aerospace 101

Join Science Explorers as we accelerate through aerodynamics and rockets with fun and engaging activities. We will investigate the history of flight and the forces that allow objects to fly. Then, we will discover that straws are not just for drinking or blowing bubbles, but they can also make great rocket! We will design and modify straw rockets to learn about aerodynamics, trajectory and more.

Instructor: Science Explorers

#W321 | Grades 1 - 6 | Monday, May 1 - 15 3 sessions - $57 | 3:45 - 5 pm

Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

Multiplayer Minecraft Adventure Map

Builder - Virtual Class

Work as a team to create a custom multiplayer adventure map that features monster spawners, hidden armor and more. Choose to design an in-game dungeon or build a castle to explore. Create tons of minigames with all of your friends! Basic computer skills needed (keyboarding and using a mouse).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W302 | Grades 1 - 6 | Saturday, Jan. 7 - 14 2 sessions - $86 | 8 - 10 am

Video Production for YouTube

Virtual Class

Shoot videos, edit sound and create an online presence with YouTube, the top destination for online videos. Learn tricks that pro filmmakers use for better shots, lighting and sounds. Edit your video, add transitions and insert a soundtrack. Then, share your video with the world. Technical requirements: cell phone video camera or external webcam, iMovie (Mac) or Filmdora (Windows trial version) software.

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W303 | Grades 3 - 7 | Saturday, Jan. 7 - 14 2 sessions - $86 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Game Coding: Pokémon - Virtual Class

Students will be introduced to programming concepts using Scratch, a drag-and-drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Learn to create an interactive 2D video game using your favorite Pokémon characters. Basic computer skills needed (keyboarding and using a mouse). Additional technical requirement: PC needed - will not work on a Chromebook, tablet, or cell phone.

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W304 | Grades 2 - 5 | Thursday, Jan. 12 1 session - $33 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Multiplayer Minecraft: Skyblock

Creator

- Virtual Class

Work as a team to create a custom Skyblock World in Minecraft. Use creativity and Redstone to create this floating world! Students will receive a copy of the world map. Basic computer skills needed (basic keyboarding and using a mouse). Additional technical requirement: Minecraft Java Edition and a PC (will not work on Chromebooks, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W305 | Grades 2 - 7 | Tuesday, Jan. 17 - 24 2 sessions - $64 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Minecraft Mod Development: Custom Mods - Virtual Class

Learn to make Java mods for Minecraft Java Edition using MCreator. Customize your gaming experience! MCreator is a great tool for learning Minecraft modding and learning concepts of software programming. Students should be comfortable with keyboarding and, of course, playing Minecraft! After class, you’ll be able to share your Mods with family and friends. Additional technical requirement: Minecraft Java Edition and a PC (will not work on Apple, Mac, Chromebook, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W306 | Grades 2 - 6 | Saturday, Jan. 21 1 session - $64 | 9 am - 12 pm

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Multiplayer Minecraft: Colosseum Builder - Virtual Class

Become the architect of mini-game battle arenas. Build your own arena, then challenge your friends! Students will get a copy of the world map to expand on. We will be using the PC/Java Edition of Minecraft. Basic computer skills needed (keyboarding and using a mouse). Additional technical requirements: Minecraft Java Edition and a PC (will not work on Chromebook, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W308 | Grades 1 - 6 | Saturday, Feb. 4 & 11 2 sessions - $86 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Game Coding: Star Wars - Virtual Class

In this class, we introduce students to programming concepts using Scratch, a drag-and-drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Learn to create an interactive 2D video game using your favorite Star Wars characters. Basic computer skills needed (keyboarding and using a mouse). Additional technical requirement: a PC - will not work on Chromebook, tablets or cell phones.

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W307 | Grades 2 - 5 | Saturday, Feb. 4 - 11 2 sessions - $86 | 8 - 10 am

Minecraft Coding: Automations

Virtual

Class

Learn to use Redstone and command blocks to make automated machines in Minecraft: Java Edition. Basic computer skills needed (keyboarding and using a mouse). Additional technical requirements: Minecraft: Java Edition and a PC (will not work on Chromebook, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W309 | Grades 2 - 6 | Thursday, Feb. 9 1 session - $33 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Escape the Ender Dragon: Escape Room - Virtual Class

Unleash your creativity as you work collaboratively! Create a world with others in multiple unique, themed Escape Room Adventure Maps. Our mission is to race through the end and escape the Ender Dragon. Students will get a copy of the world to continue development at home. Basic computer skills needed (basic keyboarding and using a mouse). Additional technical requirement: Minecraft Java: Edition and a PC (will not work on Chromebook, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W310 | Grades 1 - 6 | Tuesday, Feb. 14 & 21 2 sessions - $64 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Hacking Java Games - Virtual Class

Hack into the code of classic games! Students will learn Java coding skills while modifying games. Coding beginners and more experienced students will love this class. No experience necessary, but familiarity with common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and good keyboarding skills are required. Additional technical requirement: a PC (will not work on Chromebook, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W311 | Grades 4 - 8 | Saturday, Feb. 25 1 session - $64 | 9 am - 12 pm

Game Coding: Multiplayer - Virtual Class

In this class,

introduce

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using Scratch and will learn to create multiplayer games. Scratch is a drag-and-drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Basic computer skills needed (keyboarding and using a mouse). Additional technical requirement: a PC (will not work on Chromebook, tablets or phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W313 | Grades 3 - 7 | Saturday, Mar. 4 & 11 2 sessions - $86 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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VIRTUAL CLASS DETAILS

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Game Coding: Mario Kart

Virtual Class

In this class, we introduce students to programming concepts using Scratch, a drag-and-drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Students will be instructed to make a Mario Kart-style game and pick characters and a track to customize their game. Basic computer skills needed: keyboarding and using a mouse. Additional technical requirement: a PC (will not work on Chromebook, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W314 | Grades 3 - 7 | Thursday, Mar. 16 1 session - $33 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Minecraft ModPack Development

Virtual Class

Learn to make Java mods for Minecraft: Java Edition using MCreator. Customize your gaming experience! We will make a custom ModPack. Students should be comfortable with keyboarding, and, of course, playing Minecraft! Take home your Mods to share with family and friends. Basic computer skills needed: keyboarding and using a mouse. Additional technical requirement: Minecraft Java: Edition and a PC - will not work on Apple, Mac, Chromebook, tablets or cell phones.

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W315 | Grades 2 - 6 | Mon. & Tues., Mar. 27 - 28 2 sessions - $107 | 9 - 11:30 am

Game Coding - Virtual Class

Don’t just play games - create them! All new games and characters! Create and learn to modify our arcade-style games using Scratch, a programming language, developed by MIT. Basic computer skills needed (keyboarding and using a mouse). Additional technical requirement: a PC (will not work on Chromebook, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W317 | Grades 1 - 4 | Saturday, Apr. 15 & 22

2 sessions - $86 | 8 - 10 am

Video Production for YouTube: Podcasting - Virtual Class

Learn how to produce a YouTube video. Learn the ins and out of producing your own podcast. Explore ideas, make a script map and more. We will also go over refining your audio using Audacity. Edit your video, add transitions and insert a soundtrack. Then, share your finished video with the world. Additional technical requirement: cell phone video camera or external webcam, iMovie (Mac) or Filmdora (Windows trial version) software and Audacity free software download.

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W312 | Grades 3 - 7 | Saturday, Mar. 4 & 11 2 sessions - $86 | 8 - 10 am

3D Printing & CAD - Virtual Class

This 3D printing class takes students through the 3D printing process from start to finish. Students will design 3D objects using TinkerCAD and will use the 3D slicing program Cura to bring their creations to life. This class is an excellent introduction to 3D printing and is ideal for students who like to draw, design, imagine and see their creations come to life. One 3D design will be printed and mailed to students. No experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer and keyboarding is required. Fee includes materials and mailing fee.

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W316 | Grades 2 - 6 | Saturday, Apr. 1 1 session - $86 | 9 am - 12 pm

Web Design - Virtual Class

Students will learn how to create an HTML web page, learn various HTML tags, and experiment with design, JavaScript and CSS. No experience is necessary, but familiarity with common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and good keyboarding skills are required. Additional technical requirement: a PC (will not work on Chromebook, tablets or cell phones).

Instructor: Tech Academy

#W318 | Grades 4 - 8 | Saturday, Apr. 15 & 22 2 sessions - $86 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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HoopsterTots

HoopsterTots uses age-appropriate games to engage kids in sports. This basketball camp focuses on dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately sized basketballs are used to provide just the right amount of challenge. Parent/guardian participation is recommended.

Instructor: Skyhawks

#W351-1 | Ages 2 - 3 | Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 31 4 sessions - $69 | 9 - 9:40 am | Orono Activities Center

#W351-2 | Ages 3 - 4 | Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 31 4 sessions - $69 | 9:50 - 10:30 am | Orono Activities Center

#W351-3 | Ages 2 - 3 | Saturday, Feb. 25 - Mar. 18 4 sessions - $69 | 9 - 9:30 am | Orono Activities Center

#W351-4 | Ages 3 - 4 | Saturday, Feb. 25 - Mar. 18 4 sessions - $69 | 9:40 - 10:10 am | Orono Activities Center

SoccerTots

These soccer-themed motor skill classes are perfect for your youngsters. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence. Older age groups focus on developing core soccer skills and introduce light competition. We promote fun, fun, fun! Parent/guardian participation is recommended.

Instructor: Skyhawks

#W353-1 | Ages 2 - 3 | Tuesday, Feb. 14 - Mar. 7 4 sessions - $69 | 9 - 9:40 am | Orono Activities Center

#W353-2 | Ages 3 - 4 | Tuesdays, Feb. 14 - Mar. 7 4 sessions - $69 | 9:50 - 10:30 am | Orono Activities Center

#W353-3 | Ages 2 - 3 | Saturday, May 6 - 20 3 sessions - $52 | 9 - 9:30 am | Orono Schools | Field 6

#W353-4 | Ages 3 - 4 | Saturday, May 6 - 20 3 sessions - $52 | 9:40 - 10:10 am | Orono Schools | Field 6

Floor Hockey

During this fast-paced camp, participants will learn about stick handling, passing and shooting as well as team drills. Offense and defense fundamentals will be taught along with scrimmage-related activities. Participants will also develop endurance, coordination and speed. Please bring a water bottle and wear athletic clothing.

Instructor: Skyhawks

#W357 | Grades 2 - 4 | Thursday, Feb. 16 - Mar. 9 4 sessions - $85 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm | Schumann Elementary | Gym

Basketball

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate players. Work on passing, shooting, dribbling and rebounding. This is one of our most popular programs! Bring a water bottle and wear athletic clothing.

Instructor: Skyhawks

#W352-1 | Grades K - 2 | Saturday, Feb. 25 - Mar. 18

4 sessions - $85 | 10:20 - 11:20 am | Orono Activities Center

#W352-2 | Grades 1 - 4 | Saturday, Feb. 25 - Mar. 18 4 sessions - $85 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Orono Activities Center

Soccer

Using our progressional curriculum, Skyhawks staff will ensure your young athlete will gain the technical skills and knowledge required for their next step in soccer. This camp focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control. By the end of the camp, your child will have learned new life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, made new friends and improved their sport skills preparing them to play on the playground or league play! Participants should wear athletic clothing and bring a water bottle.

Instructor: Skyhawks

#W354-1 | Grades K - 2 | Saturday, May 6 - 20 3 sessions - $65 | 10:20 - 11:20 am | Orono Schools | Field 6

#W354-2 | Grades 1 - 4 | Saturday, May 6 - 20 3 sessions - $65 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Orono Schools | Field 6

Flag Football

Skyhawks flag football is the perfect program for young athletes who want a complete introduction to America’s game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our ‘skill of the day,’ campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching and de-flagging or defensive positioning, all presented in a fun and positive environment!

Instructor: Skyhawks

#W358-1 | Grades K - 2 | Wednesday, May 3 - 24 4 sessions - $85 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm | Orono Schools | Field 9

#W358-2 | Grades 1 - 4 | Wednesday, May 3 - 24 4 sessions - $85 | 5 - 6 pm | Orono Schools | Field 9

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Multi-Sport Camp: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer

No school? No problem! These camps focus on basketball, soccer and flag football skills and games throughout the day. Kids should wear athletic clothes, bring a lunch, two snacks and a water bottle. If you’re looking for a fun, full day sports camp, this is the one for you!

Instructor: Skyhawks

School’s Out!

#W350-1 | Grades K - 5 | Monday, Jan. 30 | 1 session - $69 9 am - 3 pm | Orono Activities Center

#W350-2 | Grades K - 5 | Monday, Feb. 20 | 1 session - $69 9 am - 3 pm | Orono Activities Center

#W350-3 | Grades K - 5 | Friday, Mar. 3 | 1 session - $69 9 am - 3 pm | Orono Activities Center

Olympic Fencing

Fencing develops stamina, quick reactions, speed, accuracy of movement and excellent coordination. It utilizes natural body movements to create simple and effective self-protection techniques with the sword. Attacking, defense, timing and intense tactics are all integrated into this beginning class. Whether you are fencing for a good workout or gaining points for the Olympics, fencing is fun for all. We provide everything needed to fence (mask, jacket, glove and sword). Come dressed comfortably including long sweat pants and athletic shoes.

Instructor: Minnesota Sword Play

#W348-1 | Grades 2 - 12 | Tuesday, Jan. 17 - Feb. 21 6 sessions - $100 | 6 - 7 pm | Schumann Elementary | Gym

#W348-2 | Grades 2 - 12 | Tuesday, Apr. 11 - May 16 6 sessions - $100 | 6 - 7 pm | Schumann Elementary | Gym

Family Yoga

It may not be your solo zen practice, but Family Yoga is a ton of fun for the whole family. Class is suited for all ages, from your new baby up to your school-aged children and lots of adult/ parent participation. Get ready for dancing, singing and yoga posing all in the name of togetherness, fun and movement. It is best to have a 1:1 ratio with each child and adult. Only one adult per family needs to register. Please bring yoga mats if you have them. Extra mats are available if needed.

Instructor: Heather Struwe

#W564 | Saturday, Mar. 4 | 1 session - $15 10:45 - 11:45 am | Orono Activities Center | Room 30

Orono 4 on 4 Volleyball League

A fun, competitive learning environment for all players. This is a “non-coached” league. Teams play at least one match each night and an end-of-league tournament. Teams can have more than 4 players, but only 4 players can be on the court at one time. If you have multiple grade level players on your team, you must register for the grade of your oldest player. Orono Volleyball staff and players will referee. We welcome players from other schools to form a team and join this league! Schedules emailed the week of Apr. 10th. Match times are based on team sign-up (typically between 5 - 8:30 pm.)

#W6005 - 4th & 5th Grade

#W6006 - 6th Grade

#W6007 - 7th Grade

#W6008 - 8th Grade

$75 per player (includes a t-shirt)

Mon., Apr. 17 - May 15

Orono Middle School | Gym Schedules emailed the week of Apr. 10

Registration Deadline: Apr. 3

Volleyball Skills

Get an early start in this popular sport! Learn the skills to pass, set, hit and serve. Skill development will be emphasized. Learn through incorporating skills into fun games. Equipment and instruction will be age appropriate. Attire: tennis shoes, t-shirt and shorts suggested. Knee pads recommended, but optional. Instructor: Orono Volleyball Staff

#W349-1 | Grades 1 - 3 | Monday, Apr. 3 - May 1

5 sessions - $60 | 4 - 5 pm | Orono Intermediate School | Gym

#W349-2 | Grades 4 - 5 | Tuesday, Apr. 4 - May 2

5 sessions - $60 | 4 - 5 pm | Orono Intermediate School | Gym

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Tennis: Red Ball FUNdamentals

Red Ball Tennis is named after the foam or felt balls that bounce lower and move slowly through the air, giving beginner players more time to prepare. FUN and tennis games are a major emphasis in this format while players are introduced to the basics of ready position, grip and strokes. Tennis racket required. Coach Turunen recommends a 21” - 23” racket. Questions can be directed to Coach Bryan Turunen at bturunen@yahoo.com or 612-964-2027.

Instructor: Bryan Turunen & Staff

#W360-2 | Ages 4 - 6 | Saturday, Apr. 15 - May 20 6 sessions - $170 | 10 - 10:45 am Orono High School | Tennis Courts

#W360-1 | Ages 4 - 6 | Saturday, Feb. 4 - Mar. 18 6 sessions - $170 | 9 - 9:45 am | No class Feb. 18 Orono Activities Center

Tennis: Orange Ball Skill Development

Orange Ball Tennis will help players continue to develop fundamental skills for each stroke while adding movement and court coverage. Orange balls bounce higher and move faster than red, but slower than green balls. Both singles and doubles game situations will involve point play emphasis, footwork, consistency and strategy. Serving, scoring and an introduction to match play will be covered. Tennis racket required. Coach Turunen recommends a 23” - 25” racket. Questions can be directed to Coach Bryan Turunen at bturunen@yahoo.com or 612-964-2027.

Instructor: Bryan Turunen & Staff

#W361-1 | Ages 7 - 9 | Saturday, Feb. 4 - Mar. 18

6 sessions - $220 | 9:45 - 11 am | No class Feb. 18

Orono High School | Tennis Courts

#W361-2 | Ages 7 - 9 | Saturday, Apr. 15 - May 20

6 sessions - $220 | 10:45 am - 12 pm

Orono High School | Tennis Courts

Tennis: Green Ball Play

Green Ball Tennis is for players who are continuing to acquire skills and are ready to play on a full-length court. Players will be refining technique and fundamentals that allow them to rally. Games will involve situational point play to develop strategies for both singles and doubles. Players will be able to score, serve and compete. Tennis racket required. Coach Turunen recommends a 25,” 26” or introductory 27” racket. Questions can be directed to Coach Bryan Turunen at bturunen@yahoo.com or 612-964-2027.

Instructor: Bryan Turunen & Staff

#W362-1 | Ages 10 - 12 | Saturday, Feb. 4 - Mar. 18

6 sessions - $220 | 11 am - 12:15 pm | No class Feb. 18

Orono Activities Center

#W362-2 | Ages 10 - 12 | Saturday, Apr. 15 - May 20

6 sessions - $220 | 10:45 am - 12 pm

Orono High School | Tennis Courts

Tennis Lessons: Private & Small Group

Register online and select the number of lessons. You will be placed on a waistlist, and we will then send your contact information to Bryan Turunen to set up days and times that work for your schedule before processing the fees. Lessons are customizable to the individual or a group of up to 4 players. For groups, please register each player in the group.

Instructor: Bryan Turunen & Staff

#W365 | Age 4 - Adult

Individual - $85/hr.

Group of 2 - $90/hr. ($45/student) Group of 3 - $105/hr. ($35/student) Group of 4 - $120/hr. ($30/student)

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METRO MARLINS SWIM TEAM Ages: 6 - 18 Season 1: September -

In partnership with Orono Community Education, Girls on the Run is an after-school program that uses the power of running to prepare 3rd - 5th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Over the course of the 10-week, 20-lesson season, girls learn life-changing lessons about teamwork, decision-making, self-respect and more, all while preparing to run a 5K. Open to all 3rd - 5th grade girls. No previous running experience required, and financial assistance is available. Our Spring 2023 season will culminate with the Girls on the Run Twin Cities 5K. Join us!

Season Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:45 - 5:15 pm, April 3 - May 31

Girls on the Run 5K: Saturday, June 3rd Online Registration: Opens February 1st at gotrmn.org Visit www.gotrmn.org for more information.

NORTH SHORE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION 763-479-3189 northshoregym.org

Ages: Age 18 mths - 18 yrs Registration: Aug., Oct., Jan. & May

COORDINATED BY VOLUNTEER GROUPS

Individual group contact information listed with each sport.

ORONO BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Grades: K - 8 oronobasketball.com Season: October - March Registration & Tryouts: October

ORONO BASEBALL ASSOCIATION Ages: 5 - 18 oronobaseball.org Season: April - July Registration: January

ORONO FASTPITCH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION Ages: 4 - 18 oronofastpitch.org Season: April - July Registration: January Season: August - September Registration: July

ORONO YOUTH FOOTBALL Grades: 4 - 8 oronofootball.com Season: August - October Registration: July

ORONO YOUTH HOCKEY Ages: 5 - 15 oronohockey.org Season: October - February Registration: August

ORONO WESTONKA SOCCER CLUB Ages: 4 - 18 oronowestonkasoccer.org Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer Seasons offered

ORONO YOUTH LACROSSE Ages: 6 - 14 oronolax.com Season: March - July Registration: December

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YOUTH Art

Art Extravaganza

Join us in this popular class filled with color, texture, shape and fun! In this awesome class, we’ll draw, paint and sculpt to create our masterpieces. Each week we’ll finish a new project!

Instructor: Abrakadoodle

#W335 | Ages 5 - 11 | Wednesday, Feb. 1 - 22 4 sessions - $69 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

3D Pop-Out Art

This art will leap right out at you! Come learn how to create amazing pop-out art projects! Students will work with a variety of art supplies such as paper, paint and clay to create 3D masterpieces. These treasures are sure to attract smiles!

Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

#W330 | Ages 5 - 12 | Thursday, Feb. 2 - 23 4 sessions - $82 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Orono Intermediate School | Art Room 211

Squishy Squishmallows

Bunnycorn, Prince the Pug, Mauve the Alpaca and more - the hardest thing about those squishy Squishmallows is deciding which one you love the most! In this workshop, artists will create a clay version of their favorite Squishmallow using air-dry clay, paint and so much more. What could be more fun? Bring your Squishmallow to class so they can join in the fun! Please pack a nut-free snack and water bottle for your child.

Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

#W327 | Ages 4 - 9 | Monday, Feb. 20

1 session - $49 | 9 am - 12 pm

Discovery Center | Room 201

Meet the Masters

School’s Out!

Fairy Garden

I do believe in fairies, I do! We’ll use clay, paint, glitter and more as we sculpt our very own enchanted fairy gardens. These adorable little fairy retreats will have sparkling streams, colorful flowers, a fairy swing and more! You don’t want to miss this magical class. Please pack a nut-free snack and water bottle for your child.

Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

#W328 | Ages 4 - 9 | Friday, Mar. 31

1 session - $49 | 9 am - 12 pm

Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

Game On!

Do you love glitter and sparkles? Then this class is for you! We’ll draw, paint and sculpt masterpieces that will glow and sparkle. There will be tons of glitter and gems to take your project to the next level! We’ll even create a surprise accessory.

Instructor: Abrakadoodle

#W336 | Ages 5 - 11 | Wednesday, Mar. 1 - 22

4 sessions - $69 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

School’s Out!

Take a break and go “AFK” (away from keyboard) while exploring your favorite games in a brand new way! In this camp, we’ll draw, sculpt, paint and more as we create projects inspired by some of our favorite video games. Design your own avatar on a real canvas board, sculpt your favorite Among Us crewmate, create Sonic the Hedgehog and so much more! This camp covers some of the hottest new games plus awesome throwback classics, too. Come get your game on! Please pack a nut-free snack and a water bottle each day.

Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

#W332 | Ages 5 - 12 | Mon. & Tues., Mar. 27 & 28 2 sessions - $109 | 9 am - 12 pm

Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

Keepsake Art - Parent & Child

School’s Out!

Your little one will only be little for so long; let us help you capture these precious moments together in an artsy way! In this class, you’ll work together with your young artist to create adorable keepsakes to display at home or give as very special gifts. From artwork featuring your child’s own little handprints to a darling self-portrait on a real canvas board, you’ll treasure these mementos for decades to come. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

#W326 | Ages 1 ½ - 6 | Monday, Apr. 3 - 24 4 sessions - $82 | 10 - 11 am

Discovery Center | Room 201

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Let’s Paint on Canvas

Make room on your walls! Students will paint on canvas just like a real artist! They will learn simple step-by-step painting techniques as they create colorful owls, inspirational quotes, impasto landscapes and more, all on real canvas boards.

Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

#W331 | Ages 5 - 12 | Wednesday, Apr. 5 - 26 4 sessions - $82 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Orono Intermediate School | Art Room 211

Amazing Clay Animals

Join us at this amazing class and get ready for hands-on fun! Learn how to sculpt, coil, slab and pinch clay to make super cute and fun animals out of air dry clay.

Instructor: Abrakadoodle

#W323 | Ages 5 - 11 | Tuesday, Apr. 11 - May 2 4 sessions - $69 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

Smart Art

Art is smart and this class proves it! We’ll explore STEAM concepts in creative ways. Results will yield fridge-worthy masterpieces, tons of experiential learning and loads of messy fun. We’ll design our own mini playgrounds, learn about M.C. Escher and Picasso, make our own lava lamps and more.

Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

#W329 | Ages 5 - 12 | Wednesday, May 3 - 24 4 sessions - $82 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Orono Intermediate School | Art Room 211

Paint & Sparkles

Do you love art? How about paint and sparkles? We’ll draw, paint and collage and use different materials to make our mas terpieces shine. We’ll also work with clay as we make a spar kling clay piece. Sequins, gems and more are part of this class.

Instructor: Abrakadoodle

#W337 | Ages 5 - 11 | Tuesday, May 9 - 30

4 sessions - $69 | 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Schumann Elementary | Art Room 9

More information COMING SOON on youth dance and gymnastics opportunities offered through Orono Community Education!

AT HOME ART KITS

Go to www.oronocommunityed.com and search for the kit title to purchase, view complete details and important pick-up information.

Kits are available to order through May 12. Pick- up dates: March 16 - 17 or May 18 - 19.

Birds on a Wire - At Home Art Kit

This fun mixed media art project is sure to keep your child engaged. Messy finger painting and mini bird sculptures are just a few of the activities included in this guided art lesson that is created on a real canvas board.

#W333-1 | Ages 4 - 12 | $18

Oops á La Mode - At Home Art Kit

Learn about the Pop Art Movement and create a super silly ice cream sculpture out of air-dry clay and paint.

#W333-2 | Ages 4 - 12 | $18

Glow-in-the-Dark Clay Rocketship

At Home Art Kit

3-2-1 blast off! This project will ROCK your child’s world long after the lights go out at night. You guessed it - this clay rocket ship will glow in the dark!

#W333-3 | Ages 4 - 12 | $18

Garden Collage - At Home Art Kit

Create a mixed media collage with a garden theme on a real canvas board with easy step-by-step instructions.

#W333-4 | Ages 4 - 12 | $18

Starry Night on Canvas - At Home Art Kit

Learn about and recreate Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting on a real canvas board.

#W333-5 | Ages 4 - 12 | $18

Gumball Machine - At Home Art Kit

Do you love bubble gum? Whether it’s bubble gum flavored, grape, apple or orange - it’s all delicious! We will learn about the art of Wayne Thiebaud as we create our own versions of his gumball machine paintings.

#W333-6 | Ages 4 - 12 | $18

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YOUTH Ice Skating

Indoor Lessons at Morrison Ice Arena

1025 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd Long Lake, MN 55356

Ages 4 - 18

Learn to Skate

Program Director: Mary Tichy

USFSA gold medalist in figures and freestyle 24 years of skating experience 18 years of coaching experience

Basic Skills Program Descriptions

SNOWPLOW SAM recommended for ages 4 - 5

Students MUST be 4 years old to start a class

Snowplow Sam - Beginner: Learn to stand, fall and move across ice. Must be able to attempt standing on the ice.

Snowplow Sam - Intermediate/Advanced: Learn striding, gliding and edging.

BASIC 1 - 5 recommended for ages 6 and up

Beginners: Students who need to learn the Snowplow Sam skills but are age 6 and older.

Basic 1: Stronger forward skating, gliding, snowplow stop

Basic 2: Backward skating, one-foot glide, turn forward to backward, pumping on circle.

Basic 3: Two-foot turn, backward pumping on circle, forward two-foot sways.

Basic 4: Forward edges, crossovers, backward glide, three turns.

Basic 5: Backward edges, three turns, back crossovers, hockey stop.

Basic 6/7: Backward to forward turns, backward stroking, one-foot spin, T-stops.

We are proud to provide the Learn to Skate USA curriculum for our classes. We teach fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson. The progressive curriculum ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills.

Winter Lesson Schedule

7 lessons - $125 Saturdays January 21 - March 11

No lessons February 18

Each lesson includes 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of free practice time.

GROUP LESSONS

#W1700 Snowplow Sam - Beginner 9:15 - 9:45 am

#W1701A Snowplow Sam - Inter./Adv. 8:45 - 9:15 am #W1701B Snowplow Sam - Inter./Adv. 9:15 - 9:45 am #W1702 Beginners Age 6+ 8:45 - 9:15 am #W1703A Basic 1, 2 & 3 8:15 - 8:45 am #W1703B Basic 1, 2 & 3 8:45 - 9:15 am #W1704 Basic 3, 4 & 5 8:15 - 8:45 am #W1705 Basic 5, 6 & 7 8:15 - 8:45 am

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

7 lessons - $140

Lessons have a maximum of 4 students per group.

#W1706 Snowplow Level 7:45 - 8:15 am #W1707 Basic 1 - 5 7:45 - 8:15 am

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOUR SKATING LESSONS!

• Helmets are REQUIRED for Snowplow Sam skaters and highly recommended for all other skaters.

• Wear either leather hockey or figure skates, but please no double-bladed skates.

• Parents are not allowed on the ice without skates.

• Additional lesson information will be sent out via email.

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Music Lessons

Discovery School of Music

Private 30-minute lessons available for all ages and ability levels. Our highly-qualified instructors create lessons to fit each student’s abilities and interests. Registration guarantees the same lesson time for the entire school year, and you will be billed monthly.

A Discovery School of Music Private Music Lesson Handbook and lesson schedule will be sent via email after registration.

Register for Private Music Lessons

Instructor lesson openings are listed online at www.oronocommunityed.com. If a time is already taken, that section will be listed as full. You can read biographies on each instructor to find the one with a specialty and a schedule that is right for you. If you are unsure of which instructor to pick or cannot find a time online that works, please email CEinfo@orono.k12.mn.us and you will be contacted to discuss your needs. Depending on instructor availability, lessons can begin at anytime during the school year.

Kindergarten - Adult Annual Registration Fee: $15 Tuition Fee: $29 per 30-minute lesson (Billed monthly)

The number of lessons will vary each month depending on the day of the week you have lessons. Lessons take place at the Discovery Center in Maple Plain. Room locations will be emailed to those registered. Please refer to the handbook for more information.

2022-23 Lesson Dates: September 12 - May 5

Lessons will follow the school district calendar and will not be held during school breaks/holidays.

INSTRUCTOR HIGHLIGHT

Constantine (Daniel) Georgakopoulos is a 2016 graduate of the University of St. Thomas where he earned a double Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education and Music Performance for the clarinet. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Music Education. Daniel has worked with students of all ages and abilities, from Kindergarten to graduate level. He is currently teaching virtual lessons only through the Discovery School of Music.

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School Age Child Care

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After school until 5:45 pm
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BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL, NON-SCHOOL DAY and SUMMER care for students Kindergarten - Grade
2023 Summer Program PreK - Grade 5 Full summer program begins June 19 Spartan Kids offers 10 weeks of summer care fun. There are Friday field trips and many great activities including swimming, outside time, special events and theme weeks. Spartan Kids provides children opportunities to learn through art, science, games, writing, reading, crafts, gym time and more! Students enrolled in summer care take part in the Community Education enrichment program in the mornings most weeks. Spartan Kids is CLOSED June 12 - 16, July 3 & 4, August 24 - September 4
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Preschool Enrichment

HoopsterTots

HoopsterTots uses age-appropriate games to engage kids in sports. This basketball camp focuses on dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork. Adjustable hoops and appropriately sized basketballs are used to provide just the right amount of challenge. Parent/guardian participation is recommended.

Instructor: Skyhawks

#W351-1 | Ages 2 - 3 | Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 31 4 sessions - $69 | 9 - 9:40 am | Orono Activities Center

#W351-2 | Ages 3 - 4 | Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 31 4 sessions - $69 | 9:50 - 10:30 am | Orono Activities Center

#W351-3 | Ages 2 - 3 | Saturday, Feb. 25 - Mar. 18 4 sessions - $69 | 9 - 9:30 am | Orono Activities Center

#W351-4 | Ages 3 - 4 | Saturday, Feb. 25 - Mar. 18 4 sessions - $69 | 9:40 - 10:10 am | Orono Activities Center

Keepsake Art - Parent & Child

Your little one will only be little for so long; let us help you capture these precious moments together in an artsy way! In this class, you’ll work together with your young artist to create adorable keepsakes to display at home or give as very special gifts. From artwork featuring your child’s own little handprints to a darling self-portrait on a real canvas board, you’ll treasure these mementos for decades to come. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Instructor: Kidcreate Studio

#W326 | Ages 1 ½ - 6 | Monday, Apr. 3 - 24 4 sessions - $82 | 10 - 11 am Discovery Center | Room 201

Early Learning Hour at the Orono Activities Center

A time for families with children under the age of 5 to run, play and get the wiggles out at the Orono Activities Center. One court will be reserved and set-up with age-appropriate equipment. The walking track is available for use. Strollers can also be used. Check-in at the front desk upon arrival.

Fridays | 10 - 11 am | Free for Families with Children Under 5

SoccerTots

These soccer-themed motor skill classes are perfect for your youngsters. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence. Older age groups focus on developing core soccer skills and introduce light competition. We promote fun, fun, fun! Parent/guardian participation is recommended.

Instructor: Skyhawks

#W353-1 | Ages 2 - 3 | Tuesday, Feb. 14 - Mar. 7 4 sessions - $69 | 9 - 9:40 am | Orono Activities Center

#W353-2 | Ages 3 - 4 | Tuesdays, Feb. 14 - Mar. 7 4 sessions - $69 | 9:50 - 10:30 am | Orono Activities Center

#W353-3 | Ages 2 - 3 | Saturday, May 6 - 20

3 sessions - $52 | 9 - 9:30 am | Orono Schools | Field 6

#W353-4 | Ages 3 - 4 | Saturday, May 6 - 20

3 sessions - $52 | 9:40 - 10:10 am | Orono Schools | Field 6

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YOUTH

YOUTH Early Learning

Our Mission

Children learn best through play, discovery and exploration. That is the basis of our philosophy and work at Orono Early Learning. Our staff are deeply immersed in ensuring that all children in our programs feel safe and confident and are engaged in developmentally-appropriate activities that promote social, emotional and academic growth. In recognizing that family is a child’s first teacher, we place high priority on family support and engagement.

Discovery Center

5050 Independence Street Maple Plain, MN 55359 952-746-5895

Register: www.oronocommunityed.com

Why Choose Orono Early Learning?

Orono School District’s Early Learning Program is in one of the nation’s finest school districts.

Licensed Early Childhood Teachers with years of experience.

ECFE classes that focus on early childhood development.

Creative Curriculum®: Highest-rated preschool curriculum.

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC®).

4-Star Parent Aware rated program.

Classroom Engagement Model

Framework: Initiative through the Minnesota Department of Education to implement research-based teaching practices that lead to increased engagement.

Gold® Assessment: Minnesota Department of Education Kindergarten Entry Profile approved assessment.

Nature-Based Learning Experiences: “The Backyard” is our beautiful, natural learning and play space.

Scholarships are available for Preschool classes for ages 3+.

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Early Learning

2023-24 School Year Programs

Registration OPENS February 1st for existing families and February 21st for new families. More information to come in January on 2023-24 class dates, times and prices.

For Orono School District residents... Be on the lookout for a mailer coming soon to your mailbox!

ECFE

Programs to support & strengthen families

2022-23 ECFE classes - select openings available.

Baby & Me

Non-separating

Birth - 12 months Thurs., Oct. 6 - May 18 9 - 10:15 am

Wonderful Ones Separating Tues., Oct. 4 - May 16 9 - 10:30 am

Terrific Twos Separating Wed., Oct. 5 - May 17 9 - 10:30 am

Marvelous Mixed Ages Separating

Birth - 5 years old Tues., Oct. 4 - May 16 10:45 am - 12:15 pm Wed., Oct. 5 - May 17 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Sliding Fee Scale

INCOME

MONTHLY TUITION ADD’L. CHILD

Ones, Twos,

$95,000+ $87.50 $74 $23 $20 $75,000 - $94,999 $74.50 $55 $20.50 $17.25 $60,000 - $74,999 $56 $42.50 $17.50 $16 $45,000 - $59,999 $40 $30 $11.50 $11.50 $25,000 - $44,999 $21.75 $17.25 $8 $7 $0 - $24,999 $0 $0

Preschool

Minnesota Department of Education School Readiness program

Program Information

Class options for ages 2 ½ - 5 Ages as of September 1, 2023 Registration opens February 1st (or 21st for new families) at www.oronocommunityed.com. September 2023 - May 2024 2-day, 3-day and 4-day options Full day or half day options Scholarships & financial assistance available

Preschool teachers implement the Classroom Engagement Model (CEM) framework in their classrooms. The model promotes full participation of every child in the classroom. Orono Early Learning is on year four of a five-year program-wide implementation plan. Teachers are trained and coached on how to implement CEM in their classroom practices and to increase family engagement.

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Clubhouse

Programs designed to extend your child’s day

Multi-age programs filled with Creative Curriculum® studies and activities to enhance your child’s social, emotional and academic development available Monday - Friday. The Clubhouse programs are led by CDA-trained (Child Development Associate), experienced and highly-qualified teachers. Sign up for a consistent schedule at oronocommunityed.com. Drop-ins can be accommodated based upon availability. Call 952-746-5895 to inquire.

Clubhouse is ongoing throughout the school year. Select openings available!

Morning Movers

An early drop off option to help with your scheduling needs.

Ages 3 - 5 8:30 - 9:15 am $10/day

Morning Clubhouse

Discovery time, story time, art and music, circle time, snack and outside play. 18 months5 years 9:15 - 11:45 am Under 3: $30/day 3+: $25/day

Lunch Bunch

Pack a lunch. Milk and water provided. Must be potty trained.

Ages 3 - 5 11:45 am12:45 pm $10/day

Afternoon Clubhouse

Extend your Preschooler’s day! Must be potty trained. Ages 3 - 5 12:45 - 3:45 pm $30/day

After Adventures

Late pick-up option to help with your scheduling needs.

Ages 3 - 5 2:45 - 3:45 pm $10/day

Discovery Kids

Year-round, full-day licensed child care

Hours: 7 am - 5 pm

Ages: 16 months - PreK

Schedule: School year, most non-school days and summer Meals: Breakfast, hot lunch and snack provided * Select openings available *

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Discovery Kids provides a safe and caring place where children enjoy interest-based activities that align with our Preschool’s Creative Curriculum® and support learning in the areas of personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies and physical development.

Early Childhood Screening

A free check of how your child is growing, developing and learning

Early Childhood Screening occurs between the ages of 3 ½ and 4 and is a Minnesota requirement.

What happens during an Early Childhood Screening appointment? A trained professional will check: vision & hearing; large & small muscles; height & weight; health & immunization; social & emotional development; thinking, language & communication skills.

Appointments last approximately 1 hour.

Contact us to set up your child’s screening appointment. Call 952-746-5815 or email ecscreening@orono.k12.mn.us

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! February 6 - 10, 2023 All purchases through the Book Fair benefit the Orono Early Learning program. Thanks for supporting our students! Happy reading!

Super Saturday Event - February 4th from 9 - 11 am

Orono Early Learning Parent Group

The Orono Early Learning Group is seeking members! This group helps plan fundraisers and events as well as outreach efforts for our program.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Kaela Gallup at kaela.gallup@orono.k12.mn.us.

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EARLY LEARNING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The Discovery Center is bringing people together with new opportunities. Youth and adults can enjoy a wide variety of enrichment programs. The Discovery Center and its programs are coordinated by Orono Community Education, a department of the Orono Schools.

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Orono Schools Early Learning Program

These programs and services support young children and their families through the critical developmental years of birth to age five. The wide range of integrated early learning programs and services set the foundation for future school and life success and is coordinated with the Orono Schools’ K-12 curriculum and goals. For more information on these programs, look online at oronoschools.org and click Early Learning or call 952-746-5895.

Programs include:

• ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) parent-child classes starting at birth.

• Practice Preschool, Preschool & The Clubhouse offering 1, 2, 3, and 4-day per week options.

• Discovery Kids Child Care offering full and part-time year-round child care for ages 16 months through the start of Kindergarten.

• Early Childhood Developmental Screening starting at 3 years of age. Screening is required before entering a Minnesota public school Kindergarten program.

• The Discovery Backyard is a natural play space for children to explore and learn through connections with nature featuring mud, sand, sticks, stones and gardens!

• Early Learning Parent Group join and help guide the variety of Early Learning programs.

Community Programs & Opportunities at the Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is the Orono Schools’ multi-use community center providing lifelong learning opportunities for all ages. The Discovery Center is an important resource for the communities of the Orono Schools. Contact Orono Community Education at 952-449-8350 or online at oronoschools.org and click on Community Education to learn more about our programs.

• Discovery School of Music Lessons in piano, voice and band instruments.

• Art Studio Offering adult and youth art classes and open studios.

• English as a Second Language For adults wanting to improve their English skills.

• Adult and Youth Enrichment Classes - Many topics and subjects available. Go online to www.oronocommunityed.com to browse.

• Community Meeting Space - Available for rental.

The Discovery Center and its programs are coordinated by Orono Community Education, a program of the Orono Schools.

Community Resources

WeCAN is a social service agency that provides individual and family support services designed to enhance stability and self-sufficiency. WeCAN serves those in need in 12 western Hennepin County communities, including Mound, Minnetrista, Spring Park, Navarre, Minnetonka Beach, Maple Plain, Independence, Loretto, Rockford, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay and Greenfield. Monthly on-site hours at the Discovery Center in Maple Plain. Call WeCAN at 952-472-0742, email clientservices@wecanmn.org or visit www.wecanmn.org to find out more.

WeCAN offers:

• Family support programs: birthday shelf, holiday gifts, coats, school supplies, personal hygiene and cleaning products

• Emergency rent/mortgage/utility assistance

• Employment counseling and skill building

• Meals-on-Wheels and Mobile Market food pantry

• On-site Hennepin County, Relate Counseling, CAP-HC, ABE representatives

• Multiple volunteer opportunities

• Diapers

WeCAN 5213 Shoreline Drive Mound, MN 55364

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) is a human service nonprofit that works side-by-side with individuals and families to meet basic needs and support work toward ongoing stability.

The organization serves people living in eight west Hennepin County communities including Hamel, Medina, Long Lake, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Plymouth (west of 494), Medicine Lake and Wayzata. To learn more call 763-489-7500, email clientintake@iocp.org or visit www.iocp.org/gethelp.

Interfaith Outreach offers:

• Food shelf and food delivery • Emergency Financial Assistance • Case Management • Employment Services

• Child Care Resources • Resale Select Thrift Store

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners - www.iocp.org 1605 County Road 101 N., Plymouth

Orono Community Education provides a multitude of services, supports and connections to Orono students and families. If you would like more information about resources please contact:

Genna Torney genna.torney@orono.k12.mn.us | 952-449-8360

Donna Ostvig (Se habla español) donna.ostvig@orono.k12.mn.us | 952-449-8362

Weekend Food Program

• Free for all families

• No qualifications required

• Every Meal does not collect information from families. Privacy is protected.

• Families can start at anytime during the school year.

Email Genna Torney to receive a registration form at genna.torney@orono.k12.mn.us.

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Orono Schools Class Locations

Discovery Center 5050 Independence Street Maple Plain, MN 55359

Morrison (Orono) Ice Arena 1025 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Orono Activities Center 795 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Orono High School 795 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Orono Education Link 705 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Orono Intermediate School 685 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Orono Middle School 800 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Schumann Elementary 765 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Spartan Kids 685 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Additional Class Locations

Westonka Activity Center 5903 Sunnyfield Rd E. Minnetrista, MN 55364

Mound Westonka High School 5905 Sunnyfield Rd E. Minnetrista, MN 55364

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane N. Plymouth, MN 55447

Wayzata High School 4955 Peony Lane N. Plymouth, MN 55446

Facilities &

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Other class location addresses listed directly with the class descriptions. Please note the location of your class. Some classes are hosted by neighboring school districts and local businesses.
Schools and Community Education encourages the use of district facilities by residents and area organizations. Rental fees are determined by the group classification.
rent
Rentals Orono
You may request to
school district facilities before and after the regular school day, on weekends and during the summer. Your request must be received at least 10 days prior to your requested date of use. Please contact Deb Slomkowski at
for more information or visit ac.oronoschools.org/facilities.

Registration Info

HOW TO REGISTER

ONLINE

www.oronocommunityed.com

• Search for a specific class/subject or browse all programs

• New customers will need to create an account

PHONE

952-449-8350

Please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or AMEX number and your course information ready.

IN PERSON

Visit our office in the Orono Education Link 705 N. Old Crystal Bay Road, Long Lake

Pull into the circle drive for Schumann Elementary and enter door E24.

MAIL

Fill out a registration form on page 51. Once complete, mail form and payment to: Orono Community Education 705 N. Old Crystal Bay Road Long Lake, MN 55356

Email Notice

We often use email to send additional information about your class/program and to promote new and upcoming offerings. Please keep your email up-to-date. Go into your Eleyo account at www.oronocommunityed.com and change your email or call us at 952-449-8350 and we can change it for you. Be sure to check your Spam folder in case a message was delivered there by mistake.

Participants in our programs may be photographed, filmed, or interviewed and the pictures, videos, quotations may be used by Community Education and/or local news media. If you do not wish to be photographed, filmed, or interviewed, please contact our office at 952-449-8350 so that we may honor your choice.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Class Confirmation

To receive enrollment confirmations, please include your email address! Otherwise, no news is good news. We will contact you:

• If there is a change in class details

• If the class is cancelled

Class Cancellation

If you need to drop a class, please notify us at 952-449-8350 as soon as you know. Up to 3 days prior to the class, a refund minus a $10 cancellation fee will be issued. After that time, no refunds will be issued. Partial refunds will be considered if injury or serious illness occurs. Some programs have a more specific refund policy. If Community Education needs to cancel a class, we will contact you and process a full refund.

School Closings

If school closes during the day due to weather, Community Education will cancel all after school and evening activities. Watch your email for adjustments to planned activities.

Fee Assistance

Please call 952-449-8354 for an application or more information.

Senior Discount

A senior discount of 10% off is available for adults 62+. The discount will be automatically applied to your cart during online registration. To ensure you receive the discount, be sure to add your date of birth to your account in our registration system.

UCare Discount

A $15 UCare member discount is available for most Community Education classes. Members must provide their UCare member ID number when enrolling for a class. Please call our office directly to register with this discount.

Ayuda en Español

Por favor, envié por correo electrónico su pregunta y número de teléfono a: CEinfo@ orono.k12.mn.us y alguien de nuestra oficina que habla español le devolverá la llamada o enviará un correo electrónico para responder a las preguntas sobre los programas en este folleto o ayudarle a registrarse.

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