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Monday, September 18, 2017 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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Lights, Camera, Education..................4 Author Spotlight....................................5 Discover New Things............................6






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Parent/Guardian Education.................7 Cooking..................................................8-9 Fitness & Health....................................10-12 Creative Arts..........................................13-16 Personal & Professional Dev................17-19 Financial Planning................................20-21 55+ Driver Safety..................................22 ABE/GED/ELL......................................23 Parent Resources...................................24-25 Community Events...............................26-27 Instructors Wanted...............................28 Contact Us..............................................29 Guidelines and Procedures ..................30 Registration Form ................................31 Travel Show...........................................32 If you are not completely satisfied we will issue a refund or transfer you to another program of equal or lesser value.

Welcome! We are excited that you have taken some time to explore our catalog to learn more about the programs and services we offer to hundreds of lifelong learners in our district. We strive to offer innovative programs for students of all ages. Be well, Teri Staloch, Ed. D. Superintendent

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Lights, Camera, Education Enjoy this FREE documentary series sponsored by community partners. SlingShot focuses on Segway inventor Dean Kamen, his fascinating life, and his work to solve the world’s water crisis. A quirky genius with a sharp wit and a provocative world view, Kamen is our era’s Thomas Edison. He takes on the world’s grand challenges one invention at a time. Best known for his Segway Human Transporter, Kamen also founded FIRST robotics to inspire young students. Fifty percent of all human illness is the result of water borne pathogens. Kamen has invented an energy efficient vapor compression distiller that can turn any unfit source of water into potable, safe water without any need for chemical additives or filters. The SlingShot machine is capable of producing roughly 250 gallons of pure, distilled water every day, using only the power of a hairdryer. SlingShot traces the story of Dean Kamen’s water purification machine from its earliest development through recent trials in five schools in rural Ghana and beyond. Kamen’s passion and commitment to the impossible are as inspiring as his revolutionary technology. Date: Tue, Sept. 19 7:30 pm PLHS Auditorium Sponsored by: KINGTeC A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Velazquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a youtube video labeling her “The World’s Ugliest Woman.” The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multimillion viewed TEDx Talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill. Date: Tue, Oct. 24 PLHS Auditorium 7:00 pm Sponsored by: Prior Lake-Savage Optimist Club In Switzerland’s Langnau am Albis, a suburb of Zurich, children 4 to 7 years of age go to kindergarten in the woods every day, no matter what the weather. This eyeopening film follows the forest kindergarten through the seasons of one school year and looks into the important question of what it is that children need at that age. There is laughter, beauty and amazement in the process of finding out. SCHOOL’S OUT is a combination of pure observational footage of the children at kindergarten in the forest, paired with interviews with parents, teachers, child development experts, and alumni, offering the viewers a genuine look into the forest kindergarten. There are also scenes of a traditional kindergarten in the United States to show the contrast between the different approaches. Date: Tue, Nov. 28 PLHS Auditorium 7:00 pm Sponsored by: The Jeffers Foundation


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Author Spotlight

Amazing But True Tales of American History - NEW!

Instructor: Alfred A.E. Wolfram This course is based upon Alfred Wolfram’s award winning book, Alfy’s Amazing But True Tales of American History & MORE. This renowned historian and story teller presents some of the most amazing, amusing and absorbing true stories of history ever collected. *Alfy’s book will be available for purchase ($7) at class. Thu, Sept. 14 6:30-8 pm #3053 1 session $25* Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Minnesota Starwatch Party (Ages 6+ with an Adult)

Instructor: Mike Lynch Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over greater Prior Lake-Savage using large telescopes. *Mike’s book; “Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch” will be available for purchase at a discount. Please bring lawn chair for the outside viewing. Mon, Sept. 25 7:30-9:30 pm #3065 1 session $19/person* $39/3-5 people Hidden Oaks Middle School

African-American Little Known History - NEW!

Instructor: Alfred A.E. Wolfram The rich and exciting history of AfricanAmericans has been overlooked by most historians. After an introduction explaining why African-Americans were so often wrongly misrepresented, learn some of the most moving, factual stories from American history that were overlooked by history books. These stories, presented by a master story teller, reveal some of the truly exciting figures of our nation’s history. Stories include: the greatest marshal of the Old West, the first American to die in the Revolutionary War, one of the first U.S. female doctors and more! Thu, Sept. 28 6:30-8 pm #3053 1 session $25 Prior Lake High School Room 222

Exploring Minnesota Wines and Wineries - NEW!

Instructor: Diane Lynch Join author Diane Lynch as she talks about Minnesota’s unique wines and the success stories of winery owners in this growing industry. *Copies of Diane’s book of Minnesota Winery Stories: Minnesota’s Wineries, Wines & Wine Makers will be available for purchase and signing. Thu, Oct. 12 7-9 pm #3076 1 session $25* Fong’s Restaurant Bar and Event Center 4770 Pleasant St SE, Prior Lake

100 Things to do in the Twin Cities NEW!

Instructor: Thomas Weber Start your day with Minnesota Public Radio host: Tom Weber. He will be speaking about his recent book - 100 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die. His book is a guide to the most rewarding list of things to do in the Twin Cities. Even if you are familiar with the Twin Cities, several of his suggestions will be a delightful surprise! *Copies of Thomas’ book for purchase and signing will be available after class. Sat, Nov. 4 9:30-11 am #3075 1 session $25* Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

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Discover New Things Minimalism, Downsizing and the Tiny House Lifestyle NEW!

Make & Take Fall Container NEW! Instructor: Sailer’s Greenhouse Sailer’s Greenhouse will supply everything you need to create a beautiful harvest container for your home. Our expert gardening staff will help you create a colorful fall arrangement using cold tolerant annuals, perennials, heirloom pumpkins, kale and more! Thu, Sept. 21 6-7:30 pm #3427 1 session $35 Sailer’s Greenhouse 1610 170th St E, Shakopee

The Triple Goddess - NEW!

Popular Instructor! Instructor: Suzanne Worthley While there are goddesses across all times and cultures that represent every facet of life, The Triple Goddess, in particular, captures the essence of all life: birth, growth and death/transformation and eventual renewal. Traditionally presented as the Maiden-Mother-Crone archetypes, Suzanne will share personal stories and antidotes that support each milestone of a woman’s journey: from entering womanhood (Maiden), to embracing motherhood (Mother) and empowering us in menopause (Crone). Tue, Oct. 17 7-9 pm #6211 1 session $25 Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)


Instructor: Kim Kasl Kim Kasl, her husband Ryan and their kids swapped their 2000 sq. ft. house for their 267 sq. ft. Tiny House in September 2014. They now can be a one-income family, home school, pursue passions and adventures and say YES to every opportunity. Kim’s pursuit is to normalize family-style minimalism in a culture where “stuff-gluttony” is the accepted norm. Kim’s mission is to affirm for families that on their journey to familystyle minimalism they will remove the excess and be abundantly blessed. Through pictures and stories Kim inspires personal change, gives practical steps to take and encourages acceptance of Tiny House as viable and sustainable dwellings in a mindful society. Thu, Sept. 21 & 28 6:30-8 pm #4436 1 session $39 District Service Center, 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake

Which Was Better, The Book or the Movie? - NEW!

Instructor: Elise Ann Wormuth Everyone has had this discussion with family or friends: “The movie is better,” “No, the book is better.” In this class we will read Ray Bradbury’s 20th Century classic, Fahrenheit 451 and watch the 1966 Truffaut film. Written in 1953, the novel is a very timely read, with its depiction of a bleak society in which “happiness” is the highest goal and dissenting opinions are seriously suppressed. It is also startling in that Bradbury predicted many technological innovations that we enjoy today. We will find much to discuss in both the novel and the film. No homework other than reading the book; come prepared to engage in lively discussion! Mon, Oct. 9 to Nov. 6 No class: Oct. 23 6-8 pm #3077 4 sessions $55 Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

Follow the Bone: Deer Cutting 101 - NEW!

Instructor: Kerry Swendsen Learn the basic skills of cutting your own deer and cooking the venison. Proper care of the deer from actual field dressing, skinning and cleaning of the carcass will be demonstrated. Next you will be shown how to cut your deer, from pulling back straps for chops to the hind for roasts and jerky and trim from ground venison and sausage. A road kill deer will be used for hands-on experience. Proper cooking of venison will also be discussed. Best practices for each piece of venison including identifying what’s better on the grill and tips on how to not over cook venison to avoid dry steak. DVD and deer cutting mat ($29.99 value) in included with class. Optional deer cutting supplies will be available for purchase; everything you need to cut your own deer. Thu, Oct. 26 7-9 pm #3360 1 session $49 District Services Center, 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake

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Social Media Safety

Thursday, October 26 (PIN10.26.17) 6:30-8 pm Twin Oaks Middle School $10/person or $15/pair

Speakers: Jaime Serbus and Officer Matthew Nardo Hear firsthand accounts of students who have fallen victim to online predators and what can be done by you as a guardian, to keep this victimization from taking place. We will take a look at how the grooming process occurs, popular applications and why teenagers are hard-wired to be susceptible to social media pitfalls. We will also share some simple, yet effective ways to help parents stay updated on the latest technologies. You do not need to be a technology expert to utilize the techniques that will be discussed. Information provided at this program represent the views of the presenter, and do not necessarily represent the views of PLSAS.

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

Tips for parents to help themselves and children stay focused and get motivated!

Tuesday, September 26 (PIN9.26.17) 6:30-8:45 p.m. PLHS Lecture Hall $10/person or $15/pair ADHD: What's New, What Works Presented by Cindy Lea, MA Licensed Associate Marriage and Family therapist and ADHD Coach Lack of motivation and organization, procrastination, impulsive behavior and not listening are common parental complaints particularly when ADHD is involved. Through videos, humor and stories of success, we will explore exciting new findings that shed light on how these kids are wired and what we can do to help them. Improving Attention Presented by Rich Frieder, MA and owner of LearningRx This practical workshop is focused on identifying and improving focus and attention skills in children and adults. A significant number of individual struggle with their ability to focus and pay attention. This includes diagnosed with ADHD or ADD as well as those just struggling to stay on task in the classroom or at work. Attention issues result in high frustration levels and keep individuals from achieving their full potential. This workshop will identify the different types of attention, how they impact learning and performance as well as practical strategies to improve attention skills. There will be time for Q&A at the end of each session.

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Cooking Canning: Dilly Beans

Instructor: Angelica Adams If you have never had the pleasure of eating dilly beans (dill pickled green beans) or are ready to impress your friends and family with your own, then this is the class for you! Learn how to pickle and can fresh dilly beans. These pickling and canning methods can be applied to cucumber pickles as well. Take home a jar of dillies! Tue, August 15 5:30-6:30 pm #3553 1 session $20 SMSC Wozupi Garden Log Home 2041 140th St NE, Prior Lake

Fermented Foods - NEW!

Instructor: Kelly Brooks Fermented Foods! How to “culture” your way to optimal health. The consumption of fermented, probiotic foods has many benefits. Join us and learn how to make Kimchi, Beet Kvass and Lacto-fermented vegetables. Thu, August 17 5:30-6:30 pm #3510 1 session $20 SMSC Wozupi Garden Log Home 2041 140th St NE, Prior Lake

Making Fresh Salsa

Instructor: Angelica Adams If you like salsa, you will love garden fresh salsa using fresh ingredients from the farm, farmer’s market or your own garden! Come learn how to make this crowd pleasing summer favorite using organic produce from Wozupi’s gardens. Take home the recipe and jar of salsa that we make in class! Mon, August 28 5:30-6:30 pm #3555 1 session $20 SMSC Wozupi Garden Log Home 2041 140th St NE, Prior Lake


Make Your Own Hot Sauce NEW!

Sushi - NEW!

Instructor: Rebecca Yoshino Do you want to spice up your life? Join us for a cooking class that will do just that. Join Wozupi’s director Rebecca Yoshino as she explores some simple and delicious crowd pleasing hot sauce recipes that will surely please those that enjoy a little heat. Come tantalize your taste buds while discovering ways to preserve the summer harvest. Take home a jar of hot sauce!

Instructor: Laurel Severson Create traditional rolled sushi (maki-zushi) and the American California sushi in the hands-on class. You will learn to make seasoned sushi rice, then select and roll wonderful ingredients. Please note: NO raw fish used in this class. You will learn where to shop, brands to select, preparation of the ingredients, assembly of the rolls and presentation to impress your family and friends. This class makes a great date night opportunity with that special someone.

Tue, September 12 5:30-6:30 pm #3276 1 session $15 SMSC Wozupi Garden Log Home 2041 140th St NE, Prior Lake

Fri, Oct. 6 6-9 pm #3225 1 session $55 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

Fondue Fun - NEW!

Instructor: Laurel Severson Tired of working in the kitchen? Solution - bring fondue to your table! Any time is the right time for fondue with family, guests or as a party. We will create fondues from around the world using cheeses and chocolates and also a variety of sauces and dips to round out the menu. This class is a great “date night” opportunity with your special someone. Wed, Sept. 13 6-9 pm #3256 1 session $55 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

More Essential Oils on page 12 Cooking with Essential Oils NEW!

Instructor: Kari Johnke-Henzler, RN and Patty Kraushaar This fun and interactive class will focus on the use of essential oils in recipes in order to take your time in the kitchen to the next wellness level. Supplies included in fee. Tue, Oct. 3 6:30-8:30 pm #6251B 1 session $35 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

Essential Oils Project: Make & Take - NEW!

Instructor: Kari Johnke-Henzler, RN and Patty Kraushaar Share the gift of essential oils this holiday season with easy DIYs. These tried and true recipes and projects are simple, fun and even luxurious. Plus, they all make wonderful gifts. Supplies included in fee. Tue, Nov. 28 6:30-8:30 pm #6251D 1 session $35 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

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Cooking Four Famous Cookies

Truffles: Chocolate Candies for All Occasions

Instructors: Nancy Burgeson You’ve tried the rest. Now try the best truffles of all that you will make yourself. This is one of Nancy’s most popular classes. She has shown thousands of students how to make these rich, chocolaty delicacies. With just one 3 hour class, you will be making truffles for all those special occasions. From graduations to weddings to gifts and more. We will make five different recipes in class and each student will take home a nice box of 15-18 truffles. *Optional truffle kits ($18) will be available for purchase at class for future candy making projects. Mon, Oct. 9 6-9 pm #3529 1 session $51* Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

Wine & Beer Basics

Instructor: Joel Volm Have you ever wanted to learn how to brew beer or make wine? This class is for people that have never made either but want to get started soon. The instructor will contrast what makes it a wine versus a beer, their ingredients, different brewing techniques, and storage methods of each. We will also look at different ingredients you can use to make different varieties of each. Brewing/fermenting/bottling equipment will be displayed and discussed during class. Cleaning techniques will also be discussed. Unfortunately we won’t be able to do any taste testing. Thu, Oct. 12 6:30-8:30 pm #3570 1 session $29 Prior Lake High School Room: 233


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Instructor: Laurel Severson Learn to create the rolled Norwegian cookie, Krumkakes made with cream, butter and cinnamon or sometimes flavored with vanilla. For generations, Minnesotans have purchased their irons to bake krumkakes from local manufacturer Nordic Ware in St. Louis Park. Italian Pizzelles are also baked on top of the stove using an iron but are a flat, anise-flavored cookie or they may also be vanilla flavored. The chewy, almond Swedish Sandbakkelse are delicate golden brown in color and are baked in tiny tins to resemble tarts. Finally, we will master deep fried Rosettes - fragile, paper thin Scandinavian delicacies dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Expect great recipes plus the many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success! Please bring containers to bring your creations safely home. Fri, Nov. 3 6-9 pm #3524 1 session $55 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

Holiday Cookie Bake & Take

Instructor: Heather Novak Turn the ovens and the holiday music on! Let’s get together to bake your Holiday treats! You will mix, bakes decorate and create treats for the season. These can be frozen for later. You will be fully prepared for anytime family or friends drop in or when you need something for that holiday potluck. Traditional favorites such as iced sugar cutouts as well as some new treats will be made. Please bring containers and parchment or wax paper for 10 dozen goodies. Pack a lunch to eat. Supplies and recipes provided. *There may be nuts in some treats. Sat, Dec. 9 8:30 am to 2:30 pm #3273 1 session $75 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308


Fitness and Health Men’s Wednesday Night Basketball (18+)

Adult men are welcome to come and play recreational basketball on pickup teams. It’s a great workout and builds cardiovascular efficiency. This program is on-going throughout the year. Please be advised that for safety reasons, unsupervised children are prohibited from attending adult sports activities. Wed, Sept. 6 to May 9 No Basketball: Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, 27 & Mar. 14 6:30-8:30 pm Grainwood Elementary Gym Drop in rate $4

Aqua Exercise

Instructor: Alice Sachs Join us for an hour plus of VIGOROUS aquatics exercise! Water aerobics is beneficial for many reasons. First, it’s low-impact. Second, it’s an activity that focuses on range of motion and strength building. Third, it’s cardiovascular exercise that can assist with weight control. No swimming skills necessary. Sign up today and experience the results for yourself! Not required, but if you have 1 or 2 pound hand weights, bring them along. Using light weights increases your workout considerably! Co-sponsored with Burnsville Community Education. Mon & Wed, Sept. 6 to 25 6:30-7:45 pm #5401A 6 sessions $42

Free Indoor Walk/Run at Prior Lake High School

The indoor walking track will be open most evenings for those who wish to walk or run at their own pace for cardiovascular and fitness benefits during cold weather conditions. Running and/or jogging will only be allowed 7:30-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Enter through the lower level. Sign in when you enter. Pick up your calendar to check schedule changes. Dates and time subject to change based upon high school activities. No walk/run when school is not in session. No food/beverages allowed; water only. Walk/Run Oct. 30 to April 19 Mon & Wed, 6-7:30 p.m. (Family walk, strollers allowed) Tue & Thu, 6-7:30 p.m. (Adult walk, no children/strollers) Mon to Thu, 7:30-8 p.m. (Running/Jogging allowed)

Mon & Wed, Oct. 2 to 30 No class: Oct. 16 & 18 6:30-7:45 pm #5401B 7 sessions $49

End date may be extended based on weather. Please watch for more information at the sign in table.

Mon & Wed, Nov. 6 to 27 No class: Nov. 22 6:30-7:45 pm #5401C 6 sessions $42

Wednesday Night Co-Ed Volleyball (18+)

Mon & Wed, Dec. 4 to 20 6:30-7:45 pm #5401D 6 sessions $42 Nicollet Junior High, 400 E 134th St, Burnsville, MN


Competitive adult co-ed indoor volleyball. Teams must be 6 players and have at least 2 men and women. The season begins October 25 and runs until mid March, playing every Wednesday night (some nights off due to building conflicts and holidays). Returning teams have priority until September 6. This is an 8-team league. October to March Cost is $150/team Contact Mike Dean at if interested.

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Fitness and Health

Rock Out! Danzan Ryu Jujitsu (Ages 16+)

Instructor: Tom Thiel Danzan Ryu is a traditional Japanese style of jujitsu practical for both fitness and self defense. Danzan Ryu combines joint locks, throws and ground work in a safe and fun environment. Thu, Aug. 31 7-8:30 pm #6060Af FREE TRIAL Tue & Thu, Sept. 12 to 28 7-8:30 pm #6060A 6 sessions $69 Tue, Sept. 26 7-8:30 pm #6060Bf FREE TRIAL Tue & Thu, Oct. 3 to 26 No class: Oct. 5 & 19 7-8:30 pm #6060B 6 sessions $69 Tue, Oct. 24 7-8:30 pm #6060Cf FREE TRIAL Tue & Thu, Nov. 21 to Dec. 12 No class: Nov. 23 7-8:30 pm #6060B 6 sessions $69 Glendale Elementary Gym


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Pound Rockout Workout

Instructor: Bonnie Anderson Pound is a full body drumming workout that uniquely combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and pilates inspired movements using lightly weighted exercise drumsticks call Ripstix. Please bring a yoga mat to class. More dates to be scheduled. Mon & Wed, Sept. 11 to 27 4:30-5:30 pm #6264A 6 sessions $59 Mon, Sept. 11 to 25 4:30-5:30 pm #6264A 3 sessions $35 Wed, Sept. 13 to 27 4:30-5:30 pm #6264A 3 sessions $35 Twin Oaks Middle School Cafeteria

Functional Nutrition Body Assessment Workshop

Instructor: Eagle Creek Wellness Center How is your body functioning? Are you gaining weight? Do you have cravings? Not getting hungry or irregular digestion? We will discuss how and why you need your body to function correctly. Assessments of your Calcium, Iodine, Zinc and pH levels will be done. Discussions and assessments of your adrenal glands, hydration, yeast (candidae) and why intestinal health is now considered to be very important. Both Eastern and Western approaches will be discussed. Mon, Sept. 18 6:30-7:30 pm #6160 1 session $59 Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake

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Yoga: “Fall” Into Your Flow NEW!

Instructor: Shannon Fury Flow into the rhythm of fall with this seasonally inspired class! During the season of fall, the weather cools down, the plants turn inward and our systems move from the hustle and bustle of summer to a state a dormancy and stillness. This class will help you prepare your body and mind for this period of rest with the use of guided meditations, slow-flowing poses and breath work. Cultivating a relaxed body and mind can aid in supporting your immune system, renewing your body and balancing your mind. Harvest your energy with this gentle, yet revitalizing yoga class. Please bring a yoga mat. All levels welcome. Wed, Oct. 4 & 11 4:30-5:30 pm #3266A 2 sessions $25 Wed, Oct. 4 & 11 6-7 pm #3266B 2 sessions $25 Twin Oaks Middle School Blue Gym

Harnessing the Power of Breath - NEW!

Instructor: Shannon Fury Feeling stressed? Feeling tired? Feeling a lack of peace? If so, this workshop just might be your “Breath” Friend! Let your breath be your guide. What is it telling you? Our breath can let us know so much information...if we are able to listen to it. This workshop will take you on a journey of connecting to your breath with 5 different breath techniques. These techniques can be life-changers! Add them to your toolbox by coming to the workshop. Your body, mind and spirit will thank you. Thu, Oct. 12 6:30-8 pm #6234A 1 session $25 Wed, Nov. 8 6:30-8 pm #6234B 1 session $25 Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)


Fitness and Health 4 Cholesterol Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Instructor: Sharon Buechner, NTP Doctors have believed that “bad� LDL cholesterol creates the fatty build-up in arteries that causes heart disease. They advised patients to change their diets and sometimes prescribed statin drugs. Recent studies have found weak or no links between cholesterol levels and deaths caused by heart failure. Participants will learn what cholesterol is, how the body uses cholesterol, which lab tests are good indicators of cardiovascular disease, how to read your lab results and foods that promote optimal heart health. Note: This class is a source of information and is not to be considered a substitute for advice from a doctor. Mon, Oct. 16 6-7:30 pm #6261A 1 session $25 Thu, Oct. 26 6-7:30 pm #6261B 1 sessions $25 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

What is Acupuncture?

Instructor: Eagle Creek Wellness Center One of the oldest healing practices in the world, acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body, most often through inserting needles. This procedure is comfortable and painless for most people, with feeling rejuvenated afterward. Some of the benefits include: Relief from stress; better sleep; headache relief; relief of low back pain; help with menopause symptoms. Mon, Oct. 16 6:30-7:30 pm #6230 1 session $19 Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake


More Essential Oils on page 8 Essential Oils 101 - NEW!

Instructor: Kari Johnke-Henzler, RN and Patty Kraushaar Learn the basics of essential oils; What is an essential oil? Learn how to choose an effective and potent oil. You will also learn how to use oils in daily living and for optimum overall wellness. Tue, Sept. 19 6:30-8:30 pm #6251A 1 session $29 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

Foam Roller Fitness

Instructor: Eagle Creek Wellness Center Have you ever wondered how to use a foam roller or want to know if it is safe for you to use? In this class a trained physical therapist will teach you how to use a foam roller to decrease muscle tension; reduce scar tissue/ adhesions; increase circulation and promote healing throughout your body and promote better posture and decrease stress on your joints. Please bring a foam roller to class if you have one. *Foam rollers will be available for purchase at class. Call ahead to reserve one at 952.447.3395. Wed, Oct. 25 6:30-7:30 pm #6246 1 session $19* Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake

The Posture/Pain Connection

Instructor: Eagle Creek Wellness Center Find out how postural awareness and targeted exercises can bring you long-lasting relief and prevention from neck, upper back and shoulder pain. This class will include education and practice of exercises and postures that can help reverse the common forward head/rounded shoulder poster that can be developed from prolonged desk, computer and or electronic devise use. Thu, Oct. 26 6:30-7:30 pm #6257 1 session $19 Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake

Essential Oils in Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery & Postpartum - NEW!

Instructor: Kari Johnke-Henzler, RN and Patty Kraushaar Learn how safe and effective essential oil use can be the perfect tool for a healthy pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum. We will also discuss safe usage of essential oils on babies and toddlers. Thu, Nov. 16 6:308:30 pm #6251C 1 session $29 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

4 Steps to Improve Your Health - NEW!

Instructor: Sharon Buechner, NTP EAT this, NOT this. Are you confused what to eat? Organic or not? Gluten free eating? Eat fats or low fat food? Eat carbs or reduce carbs? Plus, do you feel a little achy or in pain, have headaches, experience fuzzy thinking and/or have little energy? To get (or stay) healthy, we must eat smart. Learn four simple steps that you can implement today to improve your health. Note: this class is a source of information and is not to be considered a substitute for advice from a doctor. Mon, Nov. 13 6-7 pm #6266 1 session $25 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Seizure First Aid - NEW!

Instructor: Epilepsy Foundation of MN One in ten people will have a seizure in their lifetime. Do you know how to respond? Learn how to recognize and respond to the four main types of seizures, learn about the basics of epilepsy, causes of the condition, seizure triggers, treatment options and more. Mon, Nov. 13 7-8 pm #7001 1 session $15 Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

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Creative Arts Wine & Design at Fong’s

Instructor: Dar Brooks Dar’s teaching style is entertaining and easy to follow. Her simple painting process will amaze you as you complete a painting in the colors you choose. She loves giving personal attention to all of her students. Each featured art night will use acrylics on 12x12 canvas and will include unique finishing supplies to enhance your painting. No experience necessary! All supplies included. Thu, Nov. 16 - Red Poppies 5:30-8:30 pm #3179A 1 session $49

No Mistakes Watercolor

Instructor: Dar Brooks Think you are not creative? Then this class is for you! Come loosen up and be spontaneous while learning simple ways of mastering the medium. This class is designed so beginners and experienced watercolor artists will enjoy success. Learn watercolor techniques that will take you to the next level. See exciting demonstrations including: creating a focal area, value systems and how to use line and color to create depth and impact in your paintings. Reference materials and brushes will be available for student use. Please bring watercolor supplies, paper towels, a notebook and 140# cold press watercolor paper. Please bring a lunch. *A starter kit can be pre-ordered by calling Dar at 612940-2094. Fri, Nov. 10 to Dec. 8 No class: Nov. 24 11 am to 2:30 pm #3361 4 sessions $89* District Services Center Conf. Room D


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Thu, Dec. 14 - Large Flower 5:30-8:30 pm #3179B 1 session $49 Fong’s Restaurant Bar & Event Center, Prior Lake

Palette Up! Alcohol Ink Painting NEW!

Instructor: Art Innovations Experiment with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. The non-absorbent nature of Yupo means it will not buckle, no matter how much water you put on it and it makes colors more vibrant and brilliant than on standard papers as all the color sits on the surface. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can take home and expand your artistic interest. Wed, Nov. 8 7-8:30 pm #3430 1 session $35 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

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Creative Arts Cheers & Canvas at Bonfire

or all f t a e r G f levels o ! nce e i r e p x e

Instructor: Watch Me Draw! Experience the fun of social painting while enjoying the food and drink at our fabulous venue, Bonfire. Whether it’s a date night or just a fun time with your BFF’s come out and paint with Cheers & Canvas! Every event is perfect for beginners; even if it’s your first time painting! Stepby-step instruction, paint, 16 x 20 canvas, brushes and an apron will be ready for you to create with. EAT, DRINK, PAINT!

Tue, Sept. 19 (Desert Sun) 7-9 pm #3425A 1 session $39 Tue, Oct. 24 (Wicked) 7-9 pm #3425B 1 session $39 Tue, Nov. 21 (Fall Moon) 7-9 pm #3425C 1 session $39 Tue, Dec. 12 (Rudolph) 7-9 pm #3425D 1 session


Bonfire 14120 Hwy 13 S, Savage


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Creative Arts DIY - Hand-Stamped Cards

Instructor: Elizabeth Hawley Never be without a card for that special occasion. Create 25 hand-stamped and embellished cards. (5 cards of 5 different designs). ALL NEW CARD DESIGNS! All materials are precut and ready to stamp and assemble. You will receive embellishments and envelopes for your cards. Please bring adhesive (i.e double stick tape or tombow). Class includes materials, envelopes and use of instructor’s stamps, inks and tools.

Bead Glitz (Age 13+) - NEW!

Instructor: Linda Hickey Beaded bracelets are fun to make, wear and share! Pick your favorite colors to make an outfit special or create a handmade gift for the holidays. Choose to create 2 or 3 bracelets of your own design. All supplies included. Please bring small hand towel to work on. Thu, Nov. 2 6:30-8 pm #3432 1 session $29/2 bracelets $39/3 bracelets Twin Oaks Middle School, 204 Resource Area

Thu, Oct. 19 6-9 pm #3366A 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Examples of Bead Glitz

Twine Rag Rug

DIY - Hand-Stamped Holiday Cards

Instructor: Elizabeth Hawley Make the Holidays special with cards made by you! Create 25 hand-stamped and embellished holiday cards. (5 cards of 5 different designs). ALL NEW CARD DESIGNS! All materials are precut and ready to stamp and assemble. You will receive embellishments and envelopes for your cards. Please bring adhesive (i.e double stick tape or tombow). Class includes materials, envelopes and use of instructor’s stamps, inks and tools. Thu, Nov. 30 6-9 pm #3366B 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Instructor: Janet Pool Reuse and re-purpose worn out clothing, worn out linens and/or left over fabrics into beautiful, creative rag rugs by learning the techniques of Twined Rag Rugs. At the completion of the two evening class, you will leave with a loom, completed rug and the knowledge to create more lasting pieces for your home. During the first session, learn how to warp your loom for weaving and learn the weaving techniques. Students will work on their piece over the next week and come to the second session to complete the weaving, remove the rug from the loom and learn techniques for finishing the ends. Fee for loom ($45) included in tuition. Supply list available with completed registration. Thu, Nov. 2 & 9 6:30-9 pm #3180 1 session $99 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

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Examples Twine Rag Rug


Creative Arts Silk Scarf Painting - NEW!

Instructor: Art Innovations Learn the French Serti technique of silk painting while creating a beautiful scarf. Share an unforgettable afternoon of art with friends, family and new acquaintances. No art experience necessary. Create your own design as simple or complex as you would like. It’s easy, it’s clean, it’s fun and you get startlingly beautiful results. Ages 16 & 17 may register when accompanied by a registered adult. Sat, Dec. 2 1-4 pm #3431 1 session $49 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Girls Paint Night - Always New Designs (Mother/Daughter Ages 12+)

Instructor: Watch Me Draw Enjoy a special evening with your daughter, mom, or other favorite girls night out bestie! Each person will paint their own 16x20 stretched canvas using acrylic paints. In 2 hrs you each will take home your own masterpiece! No experience necessary for this teacher led step by step event. Relax and make memories with your favorite someone! Thu, Oct. 12 - Up North 6-8 pm #3426A 1 session $49/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Mon, Nov. 13 - City Lights 6-8 pm #3426B 1 session $49/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)


Chords Are Key for Piano

Instructor: Jim Anderson Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Material fee, a workbook and practice CD included in tuition. Tue, Nov. 28 6:30-9:30 pm #3124 1 session $65 Hidden Oaks Middle School Choral

District 719 Community Education Services

Personal and Professional Development Courageous Conversations: How to Deal with Difficult People NEW!

Instructor: Lisa Bobyak ( There comes a time in every relationship (professional and personal) when things don’t go smoothly; when the going gets tough and what used to work, no longer does. Challenging situations happen at work with the boss, co-workers and customers. Difficulties rise up at home with our children, spouse and parents. It is in those tough moments, when we don’t see eye to eye, that we are called to courageously speak what’s on our mind and share what’s on our hearts. In this interactive workshop, you will learn 3 steps to prepare for a healthy courageous conversation and the 5 steps to take during a courageous conversation. Come prepared to enhance your relationships. You will engage in role plays and large group discussion. You will also have the opportunity for individual time to process and share with your table. Your questions and group discussion are highly encouraged. Thursday, October 5 Registration deadline: October 1. 10 am to 2 pm McColl Pond ELC Aspen Room, 13550 Dakota Ave S, Savage $39 Early Bird Rate open until Sept. 15 (lunch included) $49 Regular Rate after Sept. 15 (lunch included)

Body Language: How to Deal with Difficult People - NEW!

Instructor: Josh Gretz Dread confrontations? Feeling awkward when someone becomes difficult? Join us to get a jump-start on de-escalating situations like a pro. You will begin working on your nonverbal awareness training for a more fulfilling social life to improve career, business and relationships. Certificate of attendance available.

Strategies for Peaceful Living - NEW!

Instructor: Sandy Thibault ​Living with ease and harmony is a high priority for most people. However, this can be difficult when the struggles of everyday life and relationships run like an underground current affecting daily life. In this presentation, you will gain insight into your personal challenges as well as learning strategies that will help you to resolve conflict and create a life that has more ease and harmony. With each strategy you will learn several easy ways to begin using the techniques in your daily life. You will leave with greater insight into your own life and leave with a plan that can be used right away to enhance and bring you greater peace. Tue, Oct. 10 6:30-8 pm #4440 1 session $29 District Services Center, 4540 Tower St Se, Prior Lake

Tue, Dec. 5 6:30-8:30 pm #4431 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

24/7 Access | Instructor Led | Affordable | Convenient


Learn from the comfort of your home or office.


Introductory self-study online courses ranging from Art to Web Design. Features include: • Instructor Led • Online Discussions with Instructor and Classmates • Text based content • Quizzes, Assignments & Final Exam • 12 lessons in 6 weeks (2 lessons released per week) • Most classes priced at $95 • Choose from over 600 classes Register at

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Personal and Professional Development Defining Your Strengths

Why is defining your strengths so important? Instructors: Polly Edwards and Michon Willman Discover and define your strengths. Begin to make personal and professional choices, that will enhance your current and future possibilities. Research shows that focusing on your personal strengths can improve happiness, increase productivity and help to overcome barriers. We will focus on your strengths, gifts and talents. While focusing on your strengths you become more authentic. Walk away with a personal commitment plan for realizing your authentic self. Thu, Sept. 21 6-8 pm #4435A 1 session $39 Thu, Oct. 12 6-8 pm #4435B District Services Center 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake

Defining Values

Come Create a Vision Board Reinvent You Would you like to go on a “journey” to make a positive change? Instructors: Polly Edwards and Michon Willman A vision board is a powerful visualization tool that you can use as inspiration for your journey toward your ideal life. A vision board is a collage of pictures, words and quotes that serve to remind you of your passion and purpose. When you are aware of what is going on in your own life, you are then in a position to change it for the better. We can communicate deeper with ourselves and others through images and color. Leave with your vision board to live your intention of your vision, dream or goals.

Reinvent You: Why is creativity so important to our development? Instructors: Polly Edwards and Michon Willman Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. Many often confuse creativity with artistic expression. True creativity encompasses more. It is the ability to approach and resolve problems in unexpected ways, whether these are practical, emotional, artistic or spiritual. We use our intuition and instincts to creatively deal with challenges and opportunities that come our way and it is necessary to tap into these for each of us to meet our true potential.

Sat, Oct. 14 9-11:30 am #4435A 1 session $45 Twin Oaks Middle School Media

Thu, Nov. 16 6-8 pm #4435A 1 session $39 District Services Center 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake

Thu, Nov. 9 6-8:30 pm #4435B 1 session $45 District Services Center 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake

Why is it important to be able to speak/ express your values? Instructors: Polly Edwards and Michon Willman Honor and align your values and beliefs for your life, both personally and professionally. Without having defined values there is a lack of self-awareness, uncertainty, and a feeling of disconnection. Walk away with a defined list of values. Thu, Sept. 28 6-8 pm #4435A 1 session $39 Thu, Oct. 26 6-8 pm #4435B 1 session $39 District Services Center 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake


Food Workers Course 9/11-10/12 - FREE Classes Food Manager’s Course 10/16-12/12 FREE Classes Call Now! 952-567-8128

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Personal and Professional Development Starting your Own Business: Choose the series of four for just $99!

This extraordinary series is designed to help people contemplating starting their own business. The seminars encompass how to get started, marketing strategies and ideas, financial management and developing a business plan. Facilitators are experienced business professionals, both active and retired, who can provide one-to-one assistance. These seminars are presented in collaboration with SCORE South Metro, and counselors to America’s small business, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Startup Basics

Instructor: South Metro SCORE Test a business idea and identify the key factors that influence startup success. Gain an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business, advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for specific businesses and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Wed, Nov. 8 6:30-8:30 pm #4200A 1 session $30 All 4 sessions $99 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Business Concepts

Instructor: South Metro SCORE Review your understanding of business concepts and gain step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, market and competition. Identify your target markets, describe your products and services and collect key competitive information to support a feasible plan. Wed, Nov. 15 6:30-8:30 pm #4200B 1 session $30 All 4 sessions $99 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 202

Marketing Plan

Instructor: South Metro SCORE Learn marketing, communication methods and tools to maximize customer reach. Understand pricing strategies, positioning, differences between features and benefits and choose the correct sales channel and exercise your strategies. Wed, Nov. 29 6:30-8:30 pm #4200C 1 session $30 All 4 sessions $99 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Financial Projections and Funding Sources

Instructor: South Metro SCORE Review sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true startup costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and organization of all your financial information. Discuss how to finance your business, accounting, banking relations and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. Wed, Dec. 6 6:30-8:30 pm #4200D 1 session $30 All 4 sessions $99 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

“Let’s Eat Grandma” “Let’s Eat, Grandma” Punctuation Saves Lives! - NEW!

Instructor: Elise Wormuth When you have to write in your daily life or at work, do you worry about being correct? Do you depend on a grammar checker to let you know if you’ve made a blooper? Would you like to have more choices in your writing and feel more confident about the choices you make? This class will look at beliefs about writing that don’t serve us well, demystify comma use, unravel the mysteries of who/ whom and learn sentence strategies that will make your writing more powerful. Come ready to have fun and learn. Homework optional. Tue, Sept. 12 to Oct. 3 6-8:30 pm #4439 4 sessions $69 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 202

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Financial Planning All financial seminars are carefully screened to ensure they are strictly informational in nature. Although most seminars are presented by financial professionals, the design is non-biased and non-sales oriented. You will not be pressured to make a purchase or meet with sales people. We prohibit the direct distribution of flyers, pamphlets or marketing materials that promote specific products, services or companies. We do, however, offer you the opportunity to receive an instructor’s business card or you can ask for more information should you have additional, specific questions that go beyond the content or time frame of the seminar. We hope your participation in these programs will be enjoyable. For questions, call Jenny 952-226-0085.

Basic Investing Advise

Instructor: Bonnie Ohrt, CPA We are in the midst of an accounting revolution where you do not need someone to manage your money for you. Learn basic financial literacy that will enable you to invest online in low cost index funds that take away the risk of investing in individual shares of stocks or mutual funds. Grow your portfolio the easy way. Wed, Sept. 13 7-8:30 pm #4100 1 session $19/person $29/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Preparing Your Estate Plan

Instructor: Sheri Johnston, CFP® and Jodi J. See Many people tend to put off or ignore developing a sound estate plan, but it’s one of the most important things an advisor can create. Learn about: • What to consider when creating your will. • The benefits of trusts in estate planning. • How to help reduce taxes on your estate. • How insurance can help protect your family. Local estate-planning attorney, Jodi See will also be available to answer your questions.

Keeping the Cabin or Farm in the Family

Instructor: Mark Ohlmann ​Keeping the cabin or farm in the family is a class designed for people who want to transition their cabin, farm and assets to the next generation. The class provides a general overview of how you can take steps to help secure your financial future, avoid transition obstacles and develop a transition strategy to transfer your assets and maintain family harmony. Wed, Sept. 20 6-7:30 pm #3046A 1 session $19/person $29/pair Mon, Nov. 20 6-7:30 pm #3046B 1 session $19/person $29/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

How to Find and Pay for a Great College

Instructor: Alan Weinblatt What you thought you knew about college may no longer be true! How much will college cost? How will you pay for it? How will you find great colleges with large scholarships? LEARN what the FAFSA is and how to complete it to your advantage. REALIZE the impact of the ACT and SAT. FIND the answers to these questions and many more about the college search and process. It is never too soon to start! Thu, Sept. 28 6:30-8:30 pm #3045 1 session $10/person $19/family Prior Lake High School Lecture (270)

Tue, Oct. 17 6:30-8 pm #4105 1 session $19 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207 Edward Jones, it’s associates and financial planners, cannot give tax or legal advice. Please consult a qualified tax or legal professional for advice on your specific situation.


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Financial Planning Retirement Planning Today

Instructor: Danica Goshert, CFP® Learn how to manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws. Money is only one aspect of retirement planning. This course will blend financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals. Workbook included in tuition. Fee is for an individual or a pair. Wed, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4 6:30-9:30 pm #4123A 2 sessions $49 Tue, Oct. 3 & 10 6:30-9:30 pm #4123B 2 sessions $49 Prior Lake High School Lecture (270)

Medicare Made Easy NEW!

Instructor: Nick Cauley Learn about your Medicare options by taking the first step towards making an informed decision about your future health care needs. Medicare eligibility means having to make crucial decisions about your coverage beyond the basic Medicare benefits. With an overwhelming amount of information regarding the Medicare A, B, C’s and D’s and supplement plans, making the right choice can seem daunting and impossible. Fear not, instructor Nick Cauley’s Medicare Made Easy presentation is here to help navigate the entire process by providing an unbiased consultation and comparison. Mon, Oct. 16 5-6 pm #4174A 1 session $19 Mon, Nov. 13 5-6 pm #4174B 1 session $19 Mon, Dec. 4 5-6 pm #4174C 1 session $19 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 202

Retirement and Social Security - NEW!

Instructor: Derrick Girard, CFP®, AIF®, NSSA® Is your retirement taking full advantage of what Social Security offers? Social Security continues to play a critical role in a retirement strategy. If you, or someone you know, are between the ages of 55-65, you won’t want to miss this informative seminar. Learn SIX keys to enhancing Social Security Benefits: Social Security basics, Income Benefits, Tax Implications, When to Start Benefits, Working in Retirement and Spousal & Survivor Benefits.

Social Security, Health Care & Your Retirement Plan

Wed, Oct. 4 6:30-7:30 pm #4220A 1 session $19 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Instructor: Sheri Johnston, CFP® Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. That’s why it is so important to understand your options and the effect your decisions have on your retirement before you retire. We will discuss How Social Security fits into your retirement income path; When you should start taking benefits and answer questions about taxes. The increasing cost of health care is a growing concern for current and future retirees. In fact, 25 years ago, retirees spent almost twice as much on food as health care; now the amounts are nearly equal. We will discuss: Medicare coverage and traditional medical expenses. Long-term medical care expenses and strategies for addressing uncovered expenses.

Sat, Oct. 7 9-10 am #4220B 1 session $19 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Wed, Nov. 15 6:30-8:30 pm #4220 1 session $19 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ and CFP® in the U.S. Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA), member FINRA/SIPC and a Registered Investment Advisor, is not affiliated with Roundbank and/or Investment Solutions. Securities, advisory services and insurance products offered through ICA and affiliated insurance agencies are *not insured by the FDIC or any other Federal Governments agency *not a deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by any bank or their affiliates *subject to risks including the possible loss of principal amount invested. ICA does not provide tax or legal advice.

The contents of this presentation are for informational purposes only. Edward Jones doesn’t offer health insurance, however, we believe discussing the impact of health care costs within your retirement strategy is important. While the information is believed to be accurate, its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice. You should rely on Medicare for complete program details. For more information on Medicare, visit

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55+ Driver Safety Prior Lake-Savage Community Education has partnered with the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center to offer driver improvement courses for the older driver.

Insurance Discounts

Minnesota State Law requires all insurance companies to provide a 10% auto premium reduction for persons 55 and over that successfully complete a Driver Improvement course. To qualify for the discount, you must take an 8-hour course. To maintain the discount, MN allows the 4-hour Refresher course once every 3 years. There is NO written or behind-thewheel tests given in either 8-hour or 4-hour refresher course.


Payment is required when you register. • • • • •

ONLINE CALL 952-226-0080 MAIL the completed registration form from the back of this catalog IN-PERSON 4540 Tower St Se, Prior Lake FAX the completed registration form from the back of this catalog to 952-226-0099.

There are no refunds if you are unable to attend the class. Walk-in registration will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor.

4-Hour Driver Improvement Refresher

Instructor: MN HWY Safety Center This driver improvement course is taught by MN Hwy Safety Center trained instructors. The class will explore changes in laws, the latest vehicle technology, and provide you with easy-to-use defensive driving tips. In addition, we will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. Completion of this course allows for a 10% reduction on automobile insurance premiums for those age 55 and over. Tue, Sept. 5 5:30-9:30 pm #6067A 1 session $22 Wed, Oct. 11 9 am to 1 pm #6067B 1 session $22 Thu, Dec. 14 9 am to 1 pm #6067C 1 session $22 District Services Center 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake

8-Hour Driver Improvement Program

Members of UCare can take Community Education classes with a discount of $15. If the class is less than $15, it is free. UCare Member ID must be provided at the time of registration. The type of UCare insurance will determine the number of classes that are allowed.


Instructor: MN HWY Safety Center This course provides information to help seniors drive violation and crash free as we age. This is a classroom course, there is no driving or other testing involved. If you have not taken an 8-hour course or it has been longer than 3 years since you have taken either course, this is the class for you. Contact your insurance agent if you are unsure of the course you need. Wed & Thu, Nov. 15 & 16 5:30-9:30 pm #6014 2 sessions $26 District Services Center 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake

District 719 Community Education Services

Adult Basic Education

Reading and Mathematics Basics English Language Classes Family Literacy GED Preparation GED Testing Citizenship

Workplace Education Distance Learning Adult Career Pathways Child Care, Computers, Food Service, Health Care and more

ABE Services are Offered in Partnership with the Following Community Education Programs: Norwood Young America, District 108 Waconia, District 110 Eastern Carver County, District 112

Belle Plaine, District 716 Jordan, District 717 Prior Lake-Savage, District 719 Shakopee, District 720 New Prague, District 721

Enrollment Information:

Jennifer Hennes, ABE Supervisor 952.567.8128 /SWMetro


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Kids’ Company is a place where each child Kids’ Company is a cherished and unique member of the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools team. Children are nurtured and kept safe in an environment that is designed to be recreational, educational and flexible enough to meet the individual needs of all the children. Children are offered choices that promote their social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth through activities in science, math, literacy, art, music, drama, environmental learning, sports, games and much more. Kids’ Company offers care at each elementary school before and after-school and on most non-school days. Care is available from 6:30 a.m. until school starts and from school release until 6:00 p.m. Now offering flexible scheduling options! Consistent Schedule is for children who attend the SAME 2 or more sessions each week. Kindergarten - Grade 3 $10.50 per session Grades 4 - 5 $9.50 per session Pick-Your-Day Schedule is for children who attend different days or less than 2 sessions each week. Kindergarten - Grade 3 $11.50 per session Grades 4 - 5 $10.50 per session There is a $2 additional fee for any drop in days added to either type of schedule option. Non-School Days are $36 per day by deadline and $41 after deadline if space is available Care for La ola del lago students is offered at Edgewood School. A per family non-refundable registration fee of $50 and a $100 deposit are due at the time of registration. The deposit goes toward your tuition and is refundable if contracts are cancelled by August 18, 2017. For more information call 952-226-0090. Register at

Early Childhood Screening

Minnesota law requires early childhood screening for all children before they begin kindergarten. The purpose of the screening is to check all areas of a child’s development. Make an Early Childhood Screening appointment after your child’s third birthday. Call today for an appointment: 952-226-0975 or email dtribby@

Early Childhood Special Education – “Help Me Grow”

Do you or someone close to your child have concerns about their development? Prior Lake-Savage Schools offer early childhood special education services for birth-5 year old children with disabilities or who are experiencing developmental delay in the areas of communication, cognitive, adaptive (self-help), motor, and social-emotional skills. If you have concerns about your child’s development, please visit for more information, or call 952-226-0980 OR 1-866-693-4769.


Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 952.226.0950

Edgewood School, 5304 WestWood Dr SE ECFE is a nationally celebrated model that is unique to Minnesota. ECFE supports parents in their essential role as their child’s first and most important teacher. In PLSAS Early Childhood Programs, we strongly believe that the most effective, impactful learning and development occurs during 0-5 years of age. We are here to support you throughout these wondrous early years of your child’s life with a variety of programming tailored to meet your family’s unique needs. ECFE programs are staffed with licensed Parents Educators and Early Childhood Teachers. Teaching Assistants have a combination of training and experience. Our dedicated staff partner to make the classroom a successful learning environment for all children. A variety of classes are offered, with the resources to meet the needs of your unique family. Learn more about ECFE at www.priorlake-savage.k12. ecfe.

Circle of Friends Preschool (COF) 952.226.0950

E-STEM School and 4 Star Parent-Aware Rated Program Parent Aware ratings are based on demonstrated use of practices that best prepare children for kindergarten. COF has been awarded the highest ranking possible, identifying us as a high quality early education program. We use Parent Aware approved curriculum and assessment tools aligned with the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress, which in turn align with ISD 719 kindergarten readiness expectations. We offer classes for children 3, 4 and 5 years old. Our classes range from 2 to 5 days per week, and include both half-day and full-day options. Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is an E-STEM district. E-STEM stands for Environmental Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We utilize both indoor and outdoor settings to learn about the world around us in real, meaningful ways. Whether you choose a nature or more traditional classroom setting, this educational philosophy is integrated throughout all of our programming. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year opens February 1, 2018. Learn more about preschool programs at www.priorlake-savage.

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COMMUNITY CONTACTS City of Prior Lake 952-447-9800 City of Prior Lake Parks and Recreation Dept 952-447-9820 City of Savage Parks and Recreation Dept 952-224-3420

Head Start

Head Start is a CAP Agency Program serving Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties. They offer Preschool Programs for Ages 3 to 5. Children with Special Needs are welcome and there is no cost to income eligible families. There is limited availability. For an application call 952-496-2125 (Scott County), 952-960-9700 (Carver County) or 651-322-3500 (Dakota County) or visit for more information.

PLAY (Prior Lake Athletics for Youth) Girl Scouts (River Valley Council) 800-845-0787 Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts (Northern Star Council) 763-231-7201 Scott County Libraries Prior Lake 952-447-3375 Savage 952-707-1770 Prior Lake Soccer Club Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association Camp Fire MN


U of M Extension - Scott County - 4H 952-492-5410

Crisis Nursery

The Crisis Nursery welcomes calls from parents in any situation needing a sympathetic ear, parenting tips or information about community resources. In a crisis situation, the Crisis Nursery may be able to provide short term child care for children ages newborn to 12 years, if their families are residents of Scott or Carver Counties. Call Crisis Nursery’s help line at 612-8395101. Trained advocates are available to help during a crisis. If you are interested in displaying brochures, making donations or volunteering as a care provider, contact Jodi at the CAP Agency by calling 952402-9851. Make a difference in a child’s life!

Big Brother Big Sister

You can make a positive difference by volunteering your time to a child. Can you help a child THINK BIG? There is always a child in need of your FRIENDSHIP, so don’t wait any longer. The FOCUS is not on spending money but spending time with a child, building a trusting friendship. You can share a walk in the park, play games, hobbies, recreational activities, run errands, bake cookies or sit and talk. Please call 651-789-2426. Your assistance in helping to recruit volunteers in your community is always most appreciated.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

WIC is a nutrition education program for women who are pregnant, nursing or postpartum and for families with infants and children under age five. The program provides nutrition information, counseling for pregnant and nursing mothers and supplemental foods such as milk, cheese, juice, cereals and infant formula to promote good health. WIC eligibility is based on household income guidelines. Appointments must be made in advance. If you live in Scott or Carver County please call 952-496-2125 (press 7) or check the website at www. for more information.

Prior Lake Youth Wrestling Tricia Charbonneau 952-393-2041

Parents Forever - Divorce Education

South Metro Storm Swim Club 952-953-7789 The goal of this workshop series is to achieve a respectful divorce with the least negative impact on children. These sessions are for District 719 Circle of Friends Preschool 952-226-0956 River Valley YMCA 952-230-9622

any person in the process of divorce, considering divorce, in conflict regarding custody or visitations and/or anyone wanting information on divorce, mediation or custody. This series is cosponsored with several family-serving agencies of Carver and Scott Counties.

Session I Impact of Divorce on Adults and Legal Issues Session II Impact of Divorce on Children Session III Child Support, Role of Mediation and Money Issues For more information call 952-466-5300, press 2.

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Join us for an evening of fun at our annual bash featuring

Fill the Bowl

Thursday, October 5th 5:00-7:00 p.m.

sino Night a C

St. Michaels Archangel Room, Prior Lake *Benefits the Optimist Foundation and R.O.C.K. (Reaching Our Community’s Kids) An evening to benefit the

Laker Educational Foundation

10.27.2017 Empty a Bowl to Feed a Soul.

Casino Games | Heavy hors d’oeuvres 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club 2920 220th St. East | Prior Lake, MN 55372

General Tickets $60 (includes playing chips)

raffle | drawing | online silent auction Already booked for this night?

Consider supporting us with a raffle ticket or by participating in the online silent auction!

Laker Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Scott County

SeniorExpo2017 Friday, October 20 from 8 am to 1 pm Registration Opens August 29 Fee: $15 West Junior High

Boo Dash

Sat, Oct. 14 10 am to Noon Edgewood School

200 10th Ave. E. Shakopee, MN

West Junior High Brenda Elsagher

Speaker, Comedian, 200 10th Ave. E. Author Shakopee, MN

Registration Opens August 29 Fee: $15 Registration Deadline: Oct. 13 - Includes

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Continental Breakfast Vendor Exhibits Entertainment Lunch Prize Drawings

Brenda Elsagher Speaker,Sponsors: Comedian, Author

District 719952.233.9511 Community Education Services Barb Hedstrom, Shakopee Police

Saturday, October 28 2:30-5 pm Twin Oaks Middle School Lower Level

Enjoy games, prizes, inatables, treats, costume contests (including a family costume contest-NEW!), a haunted house and more! $5/Ages 1-12 (Infants and Adults Free)

Parent Supervision required for children under 9. Canned goods and monetary donations accepted for the CAP Agency.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Please call Bobbi at 952.226.0081.

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November, 2017 Referendum This is a time of unprecedented growth in our district. New housing developments, combined with families moving into existing homes within our boundaries, can be attributed to our largest increases in student enrollment growth. Because of this growth, the School Board accepted a 50-member Facilities Task Force’s recommendations for long-term facilities planning to help with our space needs. The Board is now planning for a November referendum. Details will be available on our website this fall:

Are you the person with a special interest, talent or subject knowledge that you’d like to share with others? We are looking for teachers willing to add a little “class” to the lives in Prior Lake-Savage. You don’t have to be a licensed teacher. Enthusiasm combined with knowledge of a subject or skill in a special interest area will be enough to get you started. Those of us in Community Education are here to provide assistance on class content, handout production and more. We’ll let you know what we expect, how we will promote your classes and do all we can to help you succeed. You’ll receive an instructor’s handbook with all the practical details you need to know, feedback from class participants and appreciation for your efforts. But it’s not just about Community Ed, it’s about you contributing to your community to make it a better place to be and your own personal growth.

We can’t do it without YOU! Call us at 952-226-0085. Let’s get together and talk possibilities.

Advisory Councils

are active taskoriented groups who make recommendations about policies, procedures, program offerings, budgets, and more for ISD 719 Community Education Services programs. Together these groups determine what resources could be utilized to meet the needs and interests of community members without duplicating the efforts provided by others.

If you would be interested in working with a council to address the lifelong learning needs of our district, please call Leanne Weyrauch, Director at 952-226-0082, to request an application for membership.

District 719 Community Education Services

Contact Us

Kids’ Company Office 4540 Tower St. SE, Prior Lake 952-226-0090 Kelly Vossen Kids’ Company Coordinator 952-226-0092 Kristi Gaudette Kids’ Company Assistant Coordinator 952-226-0093 Lisa Kraft Kids’ Company Secretary 952-226-0084

ECFE and Preschool Programs Edgewood School 5304 WestWood Dr SE, Prior Lake 952-226-0950 Richie Kucinski Edgewood School Coordinator 952-226-0900 Rebecca Richardson Early Learning Manager 952-226-0908 Jenna Johnson ECFE and Preschool Secretary 952-226-0956 Deb Tribby Early Childhood Screening Secretary 952-226-0975

Community Education Services 4540 Tower St. SE, Prior Lake 952-226-0080 Leanne J. Weyrauch Community Education Director 952-226-0082 Jenny Nagy Community Involvement/ Adult Programs Coordinator 952-226-0085 Bobbi Birkholz Community Education Secretary 952-226-0081 Ann-Marie Nopola Community Education Secretary/Receptionist 952-226-0086 Linda Ringstad Community Education Specialist 952-226-0083 Carrie Dobie Youth Programs Coordinator 952-226-0088 Carolyn Yagla Youth Programs Assistant 952-226-0094

Community Use of Facilities Community members and organizations are invited to apply to use district facilities and grounds for meetings and activities. All requests for facility usage must be made at least 7 business days before the intended activity. Application forms are available online at or by contacting Gina Fern at 952-226-0095 or

Gina Fern District Facility Coordinator 952-226-0095 Debra Schaff District Facility Use Secretary 952-226-0087

Our Mission The mission of the Prior Lake-Savage Area Community Education Services Program is to

enhance the quality of life for all citizens by helping to provide opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities. To accomplish this mission requires that parents, family, schools, faith communities, businesses, community organizations and all people living within our community work together. This can be done through a cooperative effort in meeting the recreational, educational, social and cultural needs and wants of the community. - 952-226-0080 Visit


Guidelines and Procedures Questions?

Call 952.226.0080 during office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or email us at CommunityEd@priorlake-savage.k12.

Be an “Early Bird”

Prompt registration helps avoid disappointment when classes fill quickly or have to cancel due to low enrollment, only to find that late registrations would have allowed the class to run. Early registrations also make it easier if we need to contact you for any reason before your class begins.


Your money will be refunded if your class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If you choose to cancel your class registration, to be eligible for a full refund we need to receive your request no later than 4:00 p.m. five (5) business days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations for classes with supply fees must be received five (5) business days prior to the first day of class unless otherwise noted in description. Refunds of supplies are not issued after that time due to commitments made to instructors. Cancellations received after five business days will be subject to no refund. A $10 processing fee will be deducted from any refund.


Adults (55 & over) receive discounts when noted in class pricing. All UCare Minnesota members may receive a discount of $15. If the class is less than $15, it is free. UCare Member ID must be provided at the time of registration. Sign up with a friend to receive 10% off your total up to $15. Discount must be requested at the time of registration. The friend discount is offered online and will be applied at the payment screen. The same class must be in your shopping cart in order to receive discount.

Satisfaction Guarantee

Please call the Community Education Office at 952.226.0080 if you are not satisfied with any class or activity in which you participated.



Community Education reserves the right to withdraw a course due to lack of enrollment or loss of a suitable facility. If we have to cancel a class, every effort will be made to contact all the participants who preregistered. Please include on your registration form a phone number where you can be contacted during the day. Community Education assumes no responsibility for reaching registrants who do not provide an accessible daytime phone number. When ever possible messages will be left on voicemail/answering machines. If an email is provided at time of registration, notifications will also be sent to the address provided. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or for other unavoidable reasons. These sessions are made up whenever possible. If school closes during the day due to bad weather, Community Education will cancel all activities. Call 952-2260080 for evening or weekend cancellation information.

Are You In?

Yes - unless you hear from us. Community Education does not mail class confirmations. If you have an email address at the time of registration, a confirmation will be emailed to you. If you do not hear from us, assume that you are in the class and that it will be held at the time and place indicated. We will contact you by phone or mail if there is a change. Please list a daytime phone number so we can reach you if a class is cancelled. If there is a last minute change, signs are posted at each site with your class information on it such as class title, room numbers and times of classes.

Participant Waiver

Registration for any class waives all rights and claims for any and all injuries from whatever cause suffered by participation in activities.


The information requested on the registration forms will be used to verify eligibility as well as determine staff, facility and equipment needs. Your registration information may be provided to school district staff, volunteers, instructors, the school district attorney, insurer and auditor. Your email information is for internal use only and will not be sold or solicited. Photographs or videos of classes in action may be taken and used for district publications and web pages. If you object to having your picture used, please notify the Community Education Office at 952226-0080 each time you register.

Non-endorsement Policy

Prior Lake-Savage Community Education works with specialist in their fields who are interested in presenting classes in their areas of expertise to the community. We do not endorse the opinions or business affiliations of the instructors. All financial seminars are carefully screened to ensure they are strictly informational in nature. Although most seminars are presented by professional financial planners, the design is nonbiased and non-sales oriented. You will not be pressured to make a purchase or meet with sales people. We prohibit the direct distribution of flyers, pamphlets or marketing materials that promote specific products, services or companies. We do, however, offer you the opportunity to receive an instructor’s business card or you can ask for more information should you have additional, specific questions that go beyond the content or time frame of the seminar. We hope your participation in these programs will be enjoyable. For questions, call Jenny at 952-226-0085.

Special Requests

If special assistance/accommodations is needed to participate in a Community Education Program, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to start of program to allow enough time for special accommodations.

District 719 Community Education Services

Name_____________________________Partner Name (if taking a partner class)___________________________ Address_________________________________ City_______________________ Zip__________________ Home Phone________________________________ Cell ________________________________________ Email Address for confirmation: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Senior 55 and up (please check here)_______ Birthday ______________ UCare ID Number_________________ Course # _________

Course Title _____________________________________

Date ________

Fee $______









Total Fees $______

Account # _________________________________________________  Exp. Date: ________________ Please Make Checks Payable to ISD 719 Mail to: ISD 719, Community Education 4540 Tower St SE Prior Lake, MN 55372

Phone-952-226-0080  Fax-952-226-0099

School locations for classes in this catalog: Glendale Elementary 6601 Connelly Parkway, Prior Lake

Our Office Will Be Closed September 4, November 22, 23, 24, December 25, 26, 29 & January 1. During this time, please register online or mail us your registration.


Twin Oaks Middle School 15860 Fish Point Rd SE, Prior Lake Hidden Oaks Middle School 15855 Fish Point Rd SE, Prior Lake Prior Lake High School 7575 150th St W, Savage WestWood Elementary 5370 Westwood Dr, Prior Lake

Tuition Assistance Available

Reduced fees, scholarships and payment plans are available for families experiencing financial hardship. Assistance is limited to one program per person in each quarter with a limit of $100 per person/quarter. Some programs are not eligible. You must be a resident of ISD 719 to qualify. Call at 952.226.0080 to request assistance.

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Nonprofit Org. U.S. POSTAGE PAID Prior Lake, MN Permit No. 30

4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake MN 55372


Dated Time Sensitive Materials. Please Deliver by September 1, 2017

9 days March 7 to March 15, 2018

8 days September 28 to October 5, 2018

Travel Show

October 11, 2017 at 6-7 pm 7 days May 6 to May 12, 2018

Visit Prior Lake-Savage Community Education on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 pm at the District Services Center, 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake for a FREE informational meeting about the unique travel opportunities managed by Premier World Discovery. Get the inside information about the destinations as well as trip details. Attending a travel show does not commit you to the trip. Join us even if you are curious. All are welcome! Travel shows are free but advanced registration is required.

Trip Cost Includes

9 days November 6 to November 14, 2018

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Round Trip Airfare from MSP Quality Hotel Accommodations Deluxe Motorcoach & Professional Tour Manager Most Meals/Baggage Handling

If you can’t attend the show, call Jenny Nagy for information at 952-226-0085.

District 719 Community Education Services

2017 adult fall catalog  
2017 adult fall catalog  

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