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Professional & Community Education

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Swimming Strong since ‘71 Online Registration Opens March 1 Monday to Thursday Session 1: June 11 to 21 Session 2: June 25 to 28 and July 2 to 6 (Not July 4) Session 3: July 9 to 19 Session 4: July 23 to August 2 Full Schedule online

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Cooking..................................................4 Creative Arts..........................................5 Discover New Things............................6-7


Financial Planning................................8

55+ Driver Safety..................................9


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In Person 4540 Tower St. SE Prior Lake Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri

Starting Your Own Business................11 Fitness & Health....................................12-15 Personal & Professional Dev................16-18 ABE/GED/ELL......................................19 Parent Resources...................................20-23 District News .........................................24 Art Extravaganza..................................25 Community Events...............................26-27 Instructors Wanted...............................28 Contact Us..............................................29 Guidelines and Procedures ..................30

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 thousands 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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Cooking 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. Sat, March 24 12:30-3:30 pm #3000H 1 session $55* Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

2 or More Discount***Pay full price for one of Laurel Severson’s classes and receive $10 off each additional Laurel Severson class. Use Promo code: Cooking10

Perfect Pasta Instructor: Laurel Severson

Bring a ray of Italian sunshine into your kitchen by creating homemade pasta using a few basic ingredients. Mix by hand or try a food processor. You will use pasta machines to roll and cut or go “low tech” and try rolling/cutting by hand. Compare basic pasta with several recipe variations including spinach pasta. Savor your fresh pasta with Classic Meat Sauce, Classic Tomato Sauce, Gorgonzola Sauce and a quick Alfredo Sauce. Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is a must to taste as well as topping your pasta with Almond Pesto, Classic Basil-Garlic Pesto and Walnut-Basil Pesto. Pasta is nutritious, economical and simple to prepare. Wed, March 28 6-9 pm #3225C 1 session $55 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

Scones Instructor: Laurel Severson

Serve with butter, flavored cream cheese, honey or jam, scones are a delectable quick bread that come in assorted shapes. In this hands-on class you will make an assortment including Lemon Cream, Currant and recipes that highlight dried fruits such as cherries, cranberries or blueberries. We will also make a White Chocolate Spread. Wed, May 2 6-9 pm #3532 1 session $59 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

12 New Chicken Dishes Instructor: Laurel Severson

Some classic, some quick, some spectacular for company but ALL healthy and delicious. In this hands-on class you will prepare and enjoy Chicken: Cordon Blue, Marsala with Sage, Philippine style Adobo, Strips with Spicy Honey Dipping Sauce, White Wine and Mushroom sauce, Crab-Stuffed Breasts, Crispy Parmesan Strips, Italian Lemon, Lemon Kebabs, Pineapple-Raspberry Nibbles, Raspberry Lime and lastly Roasted with Mushroom and Apples.

Beginning Cake Decorating

Instructors: Nancy Burgeson You can do it! It’s fun and easy. Nancy will show you the tricks of the trade and have you decorate lovely cakes and desserts for family and friends in no time at all. Learn how to make borders, flowers, newer cake patterns, clowns, fancy designs and more. Tue, April 10 to 24 6-9 pm #3530 3 sessions $109 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308


Wed, May 9 6-9 pm #3518 1 session $59 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

Light Summer Salads Instructor: Laurel Severson

Spring and summer are seasons for salads. In this hands-on class you will make a Wild Rice and Chicken Breast Salad, Wild Rice with Fresh Mushrooms and Cashews and a vegetarian main dish salad using multicolored peppers and Quinoa. What could be more refreshing than fruit? Create a salad combination of cantaloupe and strawberries with orange sauce. Equally as pretty is Raspberry-Spinach Salad with Glazed Pecans. You will also make 3 easy dressings for your assorted garden greens: Feta Cheese, Creamy Blue Cheese and Orange. Be ready for those family picnics! Tue, May 15 6-9 pm #3532 1 session $59 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 308

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Creative Arts DIY - Hand-Stamped Cards

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, March 2 & 9 11 am to 2:30 pm #3361A 2 sessions $45* Fri, April 13 & 20 11 am to 2:30 pm #3361B 2 sessions $45* Fri, May 4 to June 1 No class: May 25 11 am to 2:30 pm #3361C 4 sessions $89* Fri, June 8 to 29 11 am to 2:30 pm #3361D 4 sessions $89* District Services Center Conf. Room D

Palette Up! Intro to Paper Marbling (Ages 16+)

Instructor: Art Innovations Marbling is centuries old, yet incredibly simple to learn. You will learn some basic marbling techniques including the ancient Japanese art form of Suminagashi. Manipulate multicolored inks floating on water that will be transferred onto paper. Create unique marbleized designs on a blank sketch book as well as note cards and other forms of paper. Wed, April 25 7-8:30 pm #3430 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Graduation Cards to Go!

Instructor: Pattie Berg Be prepared for the upcoming graduation season! Make 12 graduation cards/gift cards, 4 designs - 3 of each card. All supplies and envelopes included. Tue, May 1 6:30-8:30 pm #3433 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

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 be created on 12x12 canvas and will include unique finishing supplies to enhance your painting. No experience necessary! All supplies included. Thu, May 3 - Line Drawing in Watercolor 5:30-8:30 pm #3179A 1 session $49 Thu, June 14 - Acrylics 5:30-8:30 pm #3179B 1 session $49 Fong’s Restaurant Bar & Event Center, 4770 Pleasant St SE, Prior Lake

Watercolor Wine & Design

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. Thu, May 10 6-9 pm #3366 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Creative Expressions with Watercolor

Instructor: Dar Brooks Stretch your creativity with this exciting fun filled class! The class is designed so that beginners and those who have experienced watercolor will enjoy being inspired. You will learn the simple techniques to enhance your painting with unique mixed media supplies such as beautiful papers, and exciting ways to give the finishing touches to your art work. Dar is known for her mastery using unique mixed media materials that will add depth and impact to you finished art. *A supply fee ($8) will be collected in class. Fri, July 27 10 am to 3:30 pm #3361A 1 session $59* Fri, August 17 10 am to 3:30 pm #3361B 1 session $59* District Services Center Conf. Room D

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Discover New Things Bring Your Own Junk (BYOJ)

Instructor: Lynn Hicks Give an old run down item new life! You will be using Dixie Belle paint and products while going through steps to turn your old trash into a one of a kind treasure. Bring 1 piece of small furniture such as a wooden chair, stool, end or side table, night stand, small shelf, plant stand or frame. *Larger items will require additional purchase of supplies. Supply kit ($10) included in tuition. Sat, March 24 8:30-11 am #3000J 1 session $49 12:30-3 pm #3000K 1 session $49 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Furniture Upholstery: Foot Stool

Simply Organized Photos

Instructor: Amy Storch Do you feel at peace with your photos and digital files or does the thought of them stress you out? Learn how to use simple steps and systems to help you get every printed or digital photo, kids’ artwork or memorabilia sorted and organized. Learn about scanning and digitization for slides, VHS tapes, home movie reels and prints, plus backing up and cloud storage. You will finish this class with solutions and a plan to help you find any photo or digital image you own in seconds. You are welcome to bring your laptop, but it is not a requirement to attend. Sat, March 24 9:30-11:30 am #3000F 1 session $29 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 205 Tue, April 17 6:30-8:30 pm #3021 1 session $29 Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

Instructor: Ann Hanson Instruction and guidance of proper technique and tool use will be provided in this handson class. You will receive a foot stool to upholster in class and take home. Please bring a yard of upholstery fabric to class. Please note: footstool shapes and sizes will vary. Sat, March 24 8:30-11:30 am #3000D 1 session $49 12:30-3:30 pm #3000E 1 session $49 Twin Oaks Middle School FACS (308)


Twined Rag Rug

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 class, you will leave with a loom, completed rug and the knowledge to create more lasting pieces for your home. Learn how to warp your loom for weaving techniques. Students will work on their piece 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. Tue, March 20 & 27 6:30-9 pm #3180 2 sessions $99 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Staging Your Home to Sell

Instructor: Carolyn Torntore Unlike decorating, staging your home is not about personal style. Learn to create home buyer appeal to a wide variety of buyers. Get the maximum return on your spruce up dollars to sell your home in the current market. Tue, April 10 7-9 pm #4244A 1 session $29/person $49/pair Tue, April 24 7-9 pm #4244B 1 session $29/person $49/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Room 205

Interior Design for Today

Instructor: Carolyn Torntore Does your home need a face lift? Learn what style and selections are current and affordable to transform your spaces and refresh your style. Bring photos of spaces needing redesign. Tue, May 1 7-9 pm #4245A 1 session $29/person $49/pair Tue, June 5 7-9 pm #4245B 1 session $29/person $49/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Room 205

Make & Take: Kitchen Herb Pot

Instructor: Sailer’s Greenhouse Enjoy fresh herbs from your kitchen window! Herb pots are the perfect fragrant and functional addition to your home. Choose from a variety of herbs to plant in a stylish bowl. Sailer’s Greenhouse planting team will teach you to plant, care and harvest your herbs. Thu, April 12 6-7:30 pm #3427 1 session $35 Sailer’s Greenhouse 1610 170th St E, Shakopee

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Discover New Things Minnesota Starwatch Party

Discover Stand Up Paddle Boarding

(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. Thu, March 22 7:30-9:30 pm #3065 1 session $19/person* $39/3-5 people Hidden Oaks Middle School Room 380

Conversational American Sign Language (ASL)

Instructor: Carol Schultz Did you know that American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States? Learn basic communication skills in American Sign Language (ASL). Various signs, finger spelling, sentence structure and Deaf culture will be discussed. Please bring a notebook, folder, pen or pencil. Thu, April 12 to May 24 (No Class: May 3) 7-8:30 pm #3035 6 sessions $109 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 205

Knowing Your Muslim Neighbor

Instructor: Mashood Yunus Who are Muslims and what are their core beliefs? How does this belief system guide day to day lifestyles of a Muslim? Learn the similarities and differences of this lifestyle as compared to American Culture. Understand Islam’s 6 Articles of Belief and 5 Pillars of Faith which include Shahadah (declarations of faith), Salat (daily prayers), Zakat (obligatory poor due), Sawm (fasting) and Hajj (pilgrimage). This class is designed to be educational and allow for open dialogue with questions and answer time. Thu, April 19 6:30-9 pm #3066 1 session $25 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Basic Sailing Made Easy (Ages 10+)

Instructor: LeRoy Horn Learn the basics of sailing without strange terminology. The topics will include windpower, how to angle the boat to catch the wind, steering, adjusting the sails and more. There will also be time for questions and answers. Participants are welcome, at no charge, to make arrangements with the instructor to learn and practice sailing skills on board his stable day sailer on Prior Lake. Tue, May 15 7-8:30 pm #6093 1 session $19 Twin Oaks Middle School Art (607)

Exploring Minnesota Wines and Wineries

Instructor: Diane Lynch Enjoy the rural setting of Next Chapter Winery in New Prague to learn about Minnesota wines and wineries. Join the author of Minnesota Winery Stories on a virtual trip to wineries in every region of the state. Learn about MN’s cold-hardy grapes, unique wines and the success stories of winery owners in the growing industry. *Enjoy an optional wine tasting ($6) as well as order food. *Copies of Diane’s book of will be available for purchase and signing. Thu, May 17 6:30-8:30 pm #3076 1 session $19* Next Chapter Winery, 16945 320th St, New Prague

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Instructor: Three Rivers Park Staff Enjoy a relaxing evening learning to stand-up paddle board! Paddle boarding offers a peaceful experience exploring the lake and working on your balance in a natural environment. Class covers safety, strokes and board control. This class makes a great date night adventure! Paddleboard rental included ($40 value). Fri, June 22 6-8 pm #6172 1 session $45 Cleary Lake Park, 18106 Texas Ave, Prior Lake

Give Log Rolling a Spin (Ages 16+)

Instructor: Three Rivers Park Staff Get in touch with your inner lumberjack at Cleary Lake beach! Learn the basic techniques of an exciting new sport log rolling! Moving and balancing on a floating log may be easier than you think with our entry level logs, come give it a spin! Class covers safety and technique. All equipment provided. Fri, July 27 6-8 pm #6269 1 session $39 Cleary Lake Park, 18106 Texas Ave, Prior Lake

Canoe Tour at Cleary

Instructor: Three Rivers Park Staff Enjoy a relaxing evening canoeing on peaceful Cleary Lake. Explore the lake and view the wildlife while working together with your partner. Class covers safety and technique. All equipment provided. Class makes for a great date night! Fri, August 10 6-8 pm #6269 1 session $39 Cleary Lake Park, 18106 Texas Ave, Prior Lake


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.

Contractors Guide to Windows and Siding

Instructor: Richard Tuomi Are you considering investing in new windows or siding for your house? There are many options to consider as you weigh the pros and cons of this big investment. Learn terminology, product types, general cost comparisons, proper installation procedures and warranties. Discover ways to save money and become more confident so that you can evaluate the right options for your home. Bring your questions.

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! Tue, April 24 6:30-8:30 pm #3045 1 session $10/person $19/family Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Thu, March 29 6:30-8:30 pm #6122B 1 session $19 Prior Lake High School Room 123

How to Win with Investment Properties

Instructor: John Mazzara Ever considered becoming a landlord or investing in real estate but needed more information? Learn about opportunities in today’s Twin Cities marketplace, how to analyze a property, tax considerations and things to put in a lease. You will also learn all aspects of becoming a landlord including buying, selling and renting. Tue, April 17 7-9 pm #4168 1 session $19/person $29/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207


Moving Mom and Dad

Instructor: John Mazzara Many baby boomers today are facing the tough decision of finding appropriate housing options for their parents. Moving mom and dad is often a challenge, especially when mom and dad are reluctant to address the issue. Discuss the housing market for those considering buying or selling a home. All participants will receive the Moving Mom & Dad Guide ($24.95 value). The guide covers 5 common mistakes children of aging parents make and how to avoid them. Mon, May 14 7-9 pm #4171 1 session $19/person $29/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

Downsizing in the Current Housing Market

Instructor: John Mazzara Have you been thinking that now might be the time to downsize but aren’t sure where to start, how to do it or what your options are? Learn all this and more! All attendees receive the Downsizing Made Easy Guide pdf. ($24.95 value). Wed, May 23 7-9 pm #4165 1 session $19/person $29/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

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Driver Safety Age 55+ Prior Lake-Savage Community Education is partnering 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.


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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

8-Hour Driver Improvement Program

Mon, April 16 9 am to 1 pm #6067Cw 1 session $22

Wed & Thu, May 9 & 10 5:30-9:30 pm #6014 2 sessions $26 District Services Center 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake

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.

Mon, June 18 5:30-9:30 pm #6067A 1 session

UCare members may be eligible for a $15 discount on most classes in this catalog. If a class is less than $15, the member may take the class for free. UCare for Seniors and EssentiaCare members may take one $15 discount per class per calendar year. Members must be a UCare member at the time of the registration and throughout the duration of the class. Members need to include their UCare ID numbers when registering. Some restrictions may apply. UCare Choices and Fairview Choices members are not eligible for the $15 class discount.

Thu, July 19 9 am to 1 pm #6067B 1 session

Instructor: MN HWY Safety Center This course provides information to help adults 55+ 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.



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Starting Your Own Business 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, April 4 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, April 11 6:30-8:30 pm #4200B 1 session $30 All 4 sessions $99 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

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, April 18 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, April 25 6:30-8:30 pm #4200D 1 session $30 All 4 sessions $99 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

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Fitness, Health and Wellness Pace Perfect (Open Track) at Prior Lake High School

A regular running routine is a great way to get fit, feel better and even form new relationships with fellow runners. Enjoy the safety of running on the track and experience the great facilities at Dan Patch Stadium. Open track is free but registration is required. Please be advised for safety reasons, children are prohibited from attending adult sports activities. No food/beverages allowed; water only. Mon, June 11 to 25 6-7:30 pm #5507 3 sessions Free Prior Lake High School Stadium Track

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, March 5 to 21 6:30-7:45 pm #5401C 6 sessions $42 Mon & Wed, April 4 to 25 6:30-7:45 pm #5401D 7 sessions $49 Nicollet Junior High, 400 E 134th St, Burnsville, MN

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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. Wednesdays until May 9 No Basketball: March 14 6:30-8:30 pm Drop in rate $4 WestWood Elementary Gym


Instructor: Paul Erdman Learn valuable self-defense techniques that will cover a wide variety of scenarios. Not only will you learn techniques that really work, but you will build confidence, selfcontrol and quick thinking. In addition we will cover how to avoid bad situations and what to do and not to do if bad situations are unavoidable. Class will be tailored for beginners and include more advanced techniques for those with prior experience. Learn how to use a stronger opponents physics against them! Sat, March 24 8:30-11:30 am #3000E 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School 400 Resource

Mon, July 9 to 23 6-7:30 pm #5507 3 sessions Free Prior Lake High School Stadium Track

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 until April 19 Mon & Wed, 6-7:30 pm (Family walk, strollers allowed) Tue & Thu, 6-7:30 pm (Adult walk, no children/strollers) Mon to Thu, 7:30-8 pm (Running/Jogging allowed) Prior Lake High School Indoor Track End date may be extended based on weather. Please watch for more information at the sign in table.

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Fitness, Health and Wellness Breaking Up with Sugar

How to Decode Nutrition Labels

Instructor: Kelly Brooks Learn the impact sugar has on your body. Gain a greater understanding of sugar including why we crave sweets, how sugar decreases our energy and the cycle of sugar addiction. Also, Learn what alternatives exist so you can avoid the health conditions caused by too much sugar. Join us and receive great recipes to try at home including: Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles, Chocolate Avocado Pudding and Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream. Tue, April 10 6:30-8 pm #6270 1 session $29 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207


Instructor: Kelly Brooks What’s the craze about? Kombucha is known as the “Immortal Health Elixer” by the Chinese originating in the Far East 2000 years ago. Kombucha is a beverage with tremendous health benefits. Lean all about Kombucha, its health benefits, healing properties, supplies needed to brew your own and second ferment flavoring ideas. Watch a demonstration of the process and enjoy delicious samples. Tue, April 19 6:30-8 pm #3174 1 session $35 Twin Oaks Middle School FACS (308)

Instructor: Kelly Brooks Do you really know what you are eating? Get enlightened on how to read nutrition labels. The best way to improve your health is by decreasing toxin and eating nutrient dense foods. Join us and receive great recipes to try at home for nutrient dense, health promoting salads like Strawberry Spinach Salad with Feta, Ranch Garden Salad and Tropical Kale Salad.

Crazy for Coconut

Instructor: Kelly Brooks Previously rejected by the medical community for its saturated fat content, coconut oil is making a comeback in the mainstream health community. Learn about the health benefits of coconut oil and amazing recipes to help you incorporate more of this super food into your lifestyle. Join us and learn how to make: Carrot and Coconut Salad and Frozen Berries with Coconut and Lime. Tue, May 22 6:30-8 pm #3182 1 session $35 Twin Oaks Middle School FACS (308)

Mon, June 18 6:30-7:30 pm #6255 1 session $29 District Services Center Lg. Conf. Room


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Greens for Sensational Smoothies and Soups

Instructor: Kelly Brooks Greens are loaded with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants. They oxygenate the cells and blood. They help boost immunity, alkalize and detox the body, promote healthy skin, nails and hair. They act as a prebiotic to facilitate proliferation of friendly bacteria. Join us and learn about the variety of greens and how to make Tastes like Ice Cream Kale Smoothies and Spicy Tomato Gazpacho. Tue, June 5 6:30-7:30 pm #3183 1 session $35 Twin Oaks Middle School FACS (308)

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Fitness, Health and Wellness Metabolism Boosters & Busters

Instructor: Janice Novak In the past you could probably drop weight by cutting back on calories or exercising a bit more. But then, suddenly, the scale stops moving and you just can’t seem to lose weight. WE HAVE GOOD NEWS! You can lose up to 20 pounds in a year, without eating less. Just by revving up your metabolism, you can burn more calories every day, lose fat, boost energy, feel stronger and more fit. Learn 20 simple things you can do every day to boost your metabolism and burn as much as 30% more calories daily. Sat, March 24 9:30-11 am #3000B 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207

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. Wed, April 18 6:30-7:30 pm #6257 1 session $19 Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake


Register with a friend and receive 10% off your total registration.


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, April 23 6:30-7:30 pm #6160 1 session $59 Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake

Hips, Thighs & Otherwise

Instructor: Janice Novak If you’ve noticed hip/thigh/butt spread, you are not alone. We have become a nation of professional sitters, causing lower body muscles to weaken and sag. Janice will teach you her famous “10 Minute Miracle Exercise” series to strengthen lower body muscles quickly and, in the process, increase metabolism and bone density; decrease 2” off saddlebag area in 2 weeks; trim inches off lower body by getting rid of excess water weight; breathing techniques to stimulate fat metabolism; acupressure points for your lymph circulation and drainage. If you don’t have time/money/inclination to haul yourself to a gym several times a week, you will love these powerful and effective techniques. Come prepared to exercise. Please bring a mat. Tue, May 22 6-7:30 pm #6136 1 session $43 Twin Oaks Middle School 406 Resource Area

What is Reiki and How Does it Work?

Instructor: Eagle Creek Wellness Center Reiki is the practice of channeling energy in to a person by means of touch, to activate the natural healing process of the body and to restore physical and emotional well-being. This class will explain the practice of Reiki, what “life force energy” means, what a Reiki session is like and how this powerful healing technique can restore balance and well-being to your body. Mon, May 7 6:30-7:30 pm #6235A 1 session $19 Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake

Meditation and Grounding Practices

Instructor: Eagle Creek Wellness Center Meditation and breath work to reduce stress, calm the body and mind while offering an alternative to pain management. In this one hour class you will learn several techniques that you can use daily to effectively use your breathe to reduce anxiety, depression and stress. We will introduce you to meditation and the benefits it offers for your wellness. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Sat, June 23 12:30-1:30 pm #6235 1 session $19 Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake

Alternate Treatments for Planter Fasciitis

Instructor: Eagle Creek Wellness Center Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of foot pain. There are multiple treatments available, but not every treatment works for every case. Have you tried them all? Come learn the latest natural and alternative treatments available to you. Mon, June 4 6:30-7:30 pm #6148 1 session $19 Eagle Creek Wellness Center, 14180 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake

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Fitness, Health and Wellness Keep your kids


well child checkups Get

for your child, teen or young adult

Contact your clinic to schedule a Child and Teen Checkup. Checkups are provided at no cost through most insurance plans and Minnesota Health Care Programs.

Call for more information: Dakota County - 952-891-7500 Scott County - 952-496-8674

How to Get Past Negative Thoughts

Instructor: Sandy Thibault Our minds are a busy place and often negative thoughts hamper our ability to move forward. Learn 10 ways to get past negative thinking and practical ways to move you in a positive direction. Thu, April 26 6:30-8 pm #4443 1 session $29 Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

Helping Children Grieve (Ages 18+)

Instructor: Jan Sautter & Jaime Serbus Everyone experiences loss. Watching a child navigate a loss can be an extremely difficult experience for a parent, caregivers or teacher. This class will explore the myths around grief and deliver ground breaking effective methods to help a child navigate death, divorce or any other trauma life may bring. Tue, May 22 7-9 pm #2467 1 session $10/person $15/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

Opiates in Minnesota: Narcan Training

Instructor: Jan Sautter Learn about current opiates on the street and prescribed opiates, what local opioid trends are, how to recognize opioid use versus opioid overdoses and how to use the opioid overdone reversal drug, Narcan. All attendees will receive a Narcan kit ($30 value) upon receiving this life saving training. Thu, May 10 6:30-8 pm #7003 1 session $19/person $29/pair Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

Healing Broken Hearts

Instructor: Jan Sautter Learn the blocks to healing and the myths about grief. You will explore the unique grief recovery method and how to apply it to your own situation whether the loss is from death, end of relationship or trauma.

Child and Teen Checkups staff can help: • • • •

Find a doctor or dentist Make an appointment Find transportation Find an intrepreter

Free CPR

Instructor: St. Francis Regional Medical Staff Survival rate drops 10 percent for every minute that CPR is not administered during a medical emergency. Learn CPR, choking procedures and first aid in this free, 3-hour course held onsite at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. These free classes are held three times per month on Monday and Thursday evening or Saturday morning. For specific dates and to register, visit

Tue, May 29 7-9 pm #6267 1 session $25 Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

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Personal and Professional Development Psychology of Persuasion: 10 Laws of Persuasion

Instructor: Josh Gretz How do you get people to say and think yes? What would really happen if you could gain compliance almost as often as you want? In this training you will discover that the 10 laws of persuasion is a skill that can be used in all aspects of your personal and business life. Certificates of attendance will be available. *Optional: Book by Kevin Hogan The Psychology of Persuasion will be available for purchase at class for $10. Mon, March 5 6:30-8:30 pm #4441 1 session $39* Twin Oaks Middle School Media (708)

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Moving from Here to There

Instructor: Sandy Thibault What is the one dream that you want for yourself, that never seems to get done? There is no doubt that you want to move forward, but you can’t quite make it happen. It might be a project you want to do, a new job you want to pursue or a relationship that you need to work on. Whatever it is, motivation is the key to moving forward and understanding and moving past your roadblocks will get you where you want to be. Get clear about your values and beliefs that drive motivation and will move you toward the dream you have for yourself. Sat, March 24 1-2:30 pm #3000M 1 session $29 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 207


Come Create a Vision Board

Instructors: Polly Edwards & Michon Williams 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. Sat, March 24 8:30-11:30 am #3000C 1 session $45 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 202


Instructors: Polly Edwards & Michon Williams Why is gratitude so important to our wellbeing? Adjust your perspective and begin seeing a world through a thankful lens and reflect on the impact gratitude has on your mind, body and soul. You will walk away with a defined understanding of how gratitude can change your life and how to take small steps to cultivate and practice gratitude daily. Sat, March 24 12:30-2 pm #3000G 1 session $39 Twin Oaks Middle School Room 202

Courageous Conversations:

How to Deal with Difficult People

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. Thu, April 12 10 am to 2 pm #4438 1 session $49 (includes lunch) McColl Pond ELC Aspen Room, 13550 Dakota Ave S, Savage

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Career and Job Fair


Meet your future employers and learn from the experts. Any Age, Any Wage!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5-7 pm Prior Lake High School Commons Visit - 952-226-0080

Identify current job openings.


Business & Finance

Health Services


Hospitality & Retail

Engineering & Specialty Trades

Over 50 businesses and organizations represented.

Discover career paths. Explore your options.

And More. 952-226-0080


Personal and Professional Development

Food Workers Course FREE Classes - For current and aspiring food service workers. Opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. Food Manager’s Course FREE Classes - Learn to prepare foods safely and prepare for the ServSafe exam ($38). Scholarships available

For more information call 952-567-8128.

Master Gardeners

will be hosting the following classes at the Prior Lake Library 16210 Eagle Creek Ave, Prior Lake 952.447.3375 FREE CLASSES No registration is required.

Classes start at 6:30 p.m.

Beginning Vegetable Gardening - February 26 Annuals: Summer Stars - March 5 Flowers for Pollinators - March 19 Container Gardening - March 26 Minnesota’s Poisonous Plants - April 2 Fruit Trees for Your Home and Garden - April 16 Class descriptions:


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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

Enrollment Information:

Jennifer Hennes, ABE Supervisor 952.567.8128 /SWMetro


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

Prior Lake-Savage Enrollment: Thea Curtis, Instructor

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Studen ts Enterin g 6-8 Gr ade

Open Mon-Thu, Closed July 4 & 5 7 am to 5 pm Hidden Oaks Middle School $99 Registration Fee $38/day - Pay only when you attend. Includes Field Trips. For more information and to register, go to or call 952-226-0090

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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: 952-2260975 or email

Circle of Friends Preschool (COF) 952.226.0956

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 952.226.0952

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.

E-STEM School and 4 Star 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 2018-2019 school year opens February 1, 2018. Learn more about preschool programs at


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.

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COMMUNITY CONTACTS Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts (Northern Star Council) 763-231-7201 Camp Fire MN


City of Prior Lake 952-447-9800

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.

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

Girl Scouts (River Valley Council) 800-845-0787 PLAY (Prior Lake Athletics for Youth)

Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association Prior Lake Soccer Club

Prior Lake Youth Wrestling Tricia Charbonneau 952-393-2041

Scott County Libraries Prior Lake 952-447-3375 Savage 952-707-1770

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.

Parents Forever - Divorce Education

The goal of this workshop series is to achieve a respectful divorce with the least negative impact on children. These sessions are for South Metro Storm Swim Club any person in the process of divorce, considering divorce, in conflict 952-953-7789 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. River Valley YMCA 952-230-9622

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

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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Stay up-to-date on district construction projects Thanks to voter approval of Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools’ (PLSAS) two school funding requests, PLSAS has moved from concept proposals into a design phase along with construction timelines for our building renovations and additions, new elementary school and new Bridges Area Learning Center. Check out our dedicated web page that includes a construction phasing plan, short-term planning, stakeholder input process, FAQs and more! The following page will be updated frequently:


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Kids’ Art Market Kids Selling to Kids and Adults

July 31

4 to 7 pm

Twin Oaks Middle School Everything Hand-made by Kids!

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Mark your calendar today!

Monday, September 17, 2018 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Prior Lake High School

Food Fun For All Ages Live Music Scavenger Hunt Non-Profit Organizations and Businesses

Over 200 Exhibitors

Welcome to our Community! Sponsored by: Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education, Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Savage Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call


Lakefront Days

AUGUST 2,, 3, 4, 2018 Prior Lake’s Annual Lakefront Days Summer Celebration takes place in beautiful Lakefront Park in Prior Lake. The event is three-days of fun-filled activities for the whole family. Large crowds and a festive atmosphere is expected.

June 21-24, 2018

For more information visit

Business Expo/Wine Tasting, Carnival, Live Music, Kids Activities, Inflatables, Parade Bean Bag Tournament, Human Foosball Tournament, Water activities, Fireworks and More! For more information visit

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July 13 & 14, 2018 Lakefront Park Prior Lake

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Are you the person with a special interest, talent or subject knowledge that you’d like to share with others? We are looking for people 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.

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.

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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 Ashley Kruse Kids’ Company Assistant Coordinator 952-226-0816 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 Director of Spanish Immersion and Early Learning 952-226-0903 Rebecca Richardson Early Learning Coordinator 952-226-0908

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 Coordinator and Adult Programs 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

Jenna Johnson Circle of Friends Preschool Secretary 952-226-0956

Gina Fern District Facility Coordinator 952-226-0095

Julie Miller ECFE Secretary 952-226-0952

Debra Schaff District Facility Use Secretary 952-226-0087

Deb Tribby Early Childhood Screening Secretary 952-226-0975 Rachele Gunter Early Childhood Special Education Secretary 952-226-0980 Visit - 952-226-0080


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.


UCare members may be eligible for a $15 discount on most classes in this catalog. If a class is less than $15, the member may take the class for free. UCare for Seniors and EssentiaCare members may take one $15 discount per class per calendar year. Members must be a UCare member at the time of the registration and throughout the duration of the class. Members need to include their UCare ID numbers when registering. Some restrictions may apply. UCare Choices and Fairview Choices members are not eligible for the $15 class discount. The 10% friend discount is offered via phone, in-person and online. Discount online will be applied at the payment screen. The same class must be in your shopping cart in order to receive discount.



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.

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.


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 specialists 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.

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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 ________

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Total Fees $______

Account # _________________________________________________  Exp. Date: ________________ Checking or Savings ACH Routing # ________________________________ ACH Account # _________________ Please Make Checks Payable to ISD 719 Mail to: ISD 719, Community Education 4540 Tower St SE Prior Lake, MN 55372



School District locations for classes in this catalog: District Services Center (DSC) 4540 Tower St Se, Prior Lake Prior Lake High School 7575 150th St W, Savage Twin Oaks Middle School 15860 Fish Point Rd SE, Prior Lake WestWood Elementary 5370 Westwood Dr, Prior Lake


Our Office Will Be Closed March 15 & 16, May 28 and July 4. During this time, please register online or mail us your registration.

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 April 1, 2018

Learn something new while enjoying the outdoors. • Stand Up Paddle Boarding • Log Rolling • Canoeing Location: Cleary Lake More info on page 7!

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Community Education Adult Enrichment classes

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