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WELCOME TO AUSTIN COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER

Table Of Contents For Your Information ...................................3 Community Education ............................4-26 Adult Enrichment ......................................................4-8 Artful Living.............................................................9-11 Autism Awareness........................................................12 FREE Early Childhood Training ............................12-13 Culinary Arts ..........................................................13-14 Day Trips.................................................................14-16 Driver Education..........................................................16 Gardening ...............................................................17-18 Group Hypnosis ...........................................................19 SCORE ...................................................................19-20 Technology Today...................................................20-22 Youth.......................................................................22-26

Adult Basic Education (ABE) ....................27 College Readiness/Refresher Classes ...........................27 GED速 Preparation and Testing...................................27 English Language Learning..........................................27

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 28 Winter Classes ........................................................28-29

Registration Information ............................30 Registration Form ......................................31

Austin Community Learning Center 912 1st Avenue NE, Austin, MN 55912 Adult Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (507) 460-1707 Community Education . . . . . . . . . (507) 460-1706 Community Learning Center . . . . (507) 460-1700 ECSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (507) 460-1705 ECFE and Screening . . . . . . . . . . . (507) 460-1709 Registration Information for Community Education and ECFE Classes Registration for all Community Education classes begins immediately. A registration form is located in the back of this book. Registrations are accepted in person, by mail, online or by phone. Payment for class must accompany registration. All classes and events require pre-registration unless noted in the description. Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come basis. Online registration spots are limited. If the class is full online call the main office at (507)460-1706 to verify availability or to put your name on a wait list. Many times space is still available for other means of registration. Classes cancelled by Community Education and ECFE due to insufficient enrollments will be fully refunded to participants. Participants may withdraw from classes up to 5 business days prior to the class, will receive a refund of class price minus a $3 processing fee. Participants withdrawing from class less than 5 business days prior to the class will not receive a refund.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Community Education, ECFE and Adult Learning follow the Austin Public School policy regarding school closings. If school begins late due to inclement weather, morning classes will not be held. If school dismisses early, afternoon and evening classes will be cancelled. If school is closed for the day, there will not be any classes for Community Education, ECFE or Adult Learning. All Kids Korner sites will be open regular hours when either a late start or early dismissal. If school is closed for the day, the Banfield Kids Korner site will be open 6:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. TEACHING A COMMUNITY ED CLASS

GIVE A COMMUNITY EDUCATION GIFT CERTIFICATE!

The Austin Community Education Office hires many individuals throughout the year to instruct classes. You are invited to learn about instructor qualifications and responsibilities and needs within the program. If you have talent and skills to share, consider visiting with us. Instructors are needed for youth, teen, and adult classes. Please call us at (507) 460-1704.

Give the gift of learning. Do you know someone that has everything? We have a class that will thrill even that hardest to buy for person in your life. Know someone that you would like to thank? Our classes add enrichment and enjoyment to your day. Know a family with children? Help them learn new methods of interaction and purposeful play by taking one of our many parent and child classes or fun shops. Call the Community Education office for more details at (507) 460-1706.

UCARE All UCare members may take up to a $15 discount per class on most classes. If a class is less than $15, the member may take the class free of charge. Members must be enrolled with UCare at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the course. Members will need to include their UCare ID number when registering.


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Become an Instructor! Share your talents with Community Education. Community Education classes are flexible and designed to meet the needs of our instructors and the community. Volunteer and salaried positions are available.

Hobbies Art Cooking Creative Flair Leisure Garden & Home

Languages Business Literature Sports & the Great Outdoors Music & Dance and many more!

For more information call 460-1704 or email teri.wermager@austin.k12.mn.us

Why Register Online? It’s easy! Visit www.austin.k12.mn.us to view class offerings or register directly at http://austin.revtrak.net

It’s convenient! It’s accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Register on your schedule, all day, everyday!

It’s green! Saves gas. No need to drive anywhere.

It’s free! No stamp required.

After registering, the only time you will hear from us is: - if there is a change in time or day - if the class is full - if the class is canceled If it’s time for your class and you haven’t heard from our staff, that’s good news, it means you are in!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

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Beauty Boot Camp - Jill Swanson

$46

Do you watch “What Not to Wear”? This is a workshop on “What to Wear”! Are you tired of looking tired? Depressed whenever you open your closet doors? Too busy to take care of yourself and your wardrobe? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions this is the event for you. Jill Krieger Swanson will supply all the ammunition you need to battle beauty fatigue and transform you from a boring “before” to a stunning “after”. Included in this workshop will be: makeup made easy, closet “makeover”, how to save on wardrobe purchases, clothing tricks to make you look thinner, your personal four magical colors, accessory coaching, and anything and everything else related to helping you develop your own best personal style. Workshop includes a snack, pizza and a beverage. CE13WS03 / Thursday, March 7, 6:00-9:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

ADULT ENRICHMENT

Photography - Nate Howard $54 Would you love to take beautiful photos of your family or scenery? Have you viewed the wonderful photography of Nate Howard? Nate will provide you with instruction using your film or digital camera. Understand the basics of your camera including shutter speed and aperture, exposure, and the program modes. This class includes assignments on a weekly basis which will be reviewed in class. Materials to bring with you to class include your camera, film or digital, notebook, pencil or pen. CE13WS46 / Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

Just ONCE Piano for Busy People - Charles Wilson

$54

Ages 13 and Up 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. CE13WS31 / Monday, February 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Austin High School Band Room-enter Annex door #13

Just ONCE Guitar for Busy People - Charles Wilson

$54

Ages 13 and Up Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won't have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. CE13WS32 / Tuesday, February 26, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Austin High School Band Room-enter Annex door #13


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Characteristics of Gifted Learners - David Wolff

$8

There are many common characteristics of gifted learners; we will explore how the common characteristics may be demonstrated in different ways and how it impacts the child at school and at home. Spanish Interpreter will be available. CE13WS96 / Monday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

$8

Gifted learners need opportunities to create and be creative; we will explore various ways of developing a child’s creative thinking at home and at school and discuss the impact creativity has on a child’s life. Spanish Interpreter will be available. CE13WS97 / Monday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Differentiation - David Wolff

$8

Teachers are asked to differentiate their instruction daily to meet the needs of their students; we will explore some of the various ways teachers are differentiating their instruction and how parents could apply some of the same strategies at home. Spanish Interpreter will be available. CE13WS98 / Monday, April 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Social/Emotional Issues with Gifted Learners - David Wolff

$8

Being a gifted learner has its ups and downs; from perfectionism to underachieving, we will explore some of the social and emotional impacts that being gifted has on a child. Spanish Interpreter will be available. CE13WS99 / Monday, May 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Buying A Home In The 21st Century - Jerry Wolesky

$5

You will learn all aspects of buying a home in today's market including tax advantages, loan qualifying, market cycles, agency options, what to look for in a home and how to best negotiate the perfect deal. Current economic and housing trends will be scrutinized. CE13WS53 / Tuesday, February 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Fawver Agency, 609 W. Oakland Ave, Austin

Selling Your Home For More Money Jerry Wolesky

$5

Sure ways to make your home ready to be sold, and for more money, with these cost effective suggestions that can return hundreds of dollars to you, and make your home stand out in a very competitive marketplace. CE13WS54 / Tuesday, February 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Fawver Agency, 609 W. Oakland Ave, Austin

ADULT ENRICHMENT

Creativity and Innovation - David Wolff


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Funding College Through Scholarships - Hannah Rivard $20 per person/ $10 per additional family member

ADULT ENRICHMENT

How would you like to earn $1,000 an hour? It's possible - if you fund college through scholarships! In this interactive seminar, learn insider tips, tricks, and secrets for how to win dozens of scholarships: find scholarships no one else knows about, write irresistible scholarship essays, build the perfect scholarship "resume" and much more. This unique seminar takes the mystery out of scholarships while giving practical advice so any student can be successful at funding college through scholarships - it's like getting the best-paying job you'll ever have. This class is for all students (including traditional and non traditional) wanting to go to college as well as parents of students 8th grade and older. Please note the fee for families registering - the first family member pays full price and each additional member pays $10.00. About the Instructor: Your presenter is a recent summa cum laude graduate of Northwestern College, who funded her entire $100,000 college education 100% through scholarships, graduating without a dollar of debt. Check out her scholarship consulting business at www.thousanddollarhour.com CE13WS74 / Wednesday, March 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

New Grandparents 101 - Taking Care of the New Baby - Cassie Boettcher

$10 per person/ $15 per couple

Do you have a new grand baby on the way? Or do you have a new grand baby and you are not sure what to do? If so, come and join us for this one night "refresher" session for grandparents. Learn about "today's baby" and current guidelines for infant care and safety (including car seats). Discussion will also include changes in birthing practices and how grandparents can help during pregnancy, birth and after baby is born. We'll find out what's new and different since your own children were born! Class is taught by a licensed parent educator. CE13WS69 / Thursday, March 21, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Community Learning Center Parent Education Room

MOM 2 MOM - Cori McRae, Sarah Wermager

$20 per Adult/Child

Moms with children birth - age 4 ATTENTION MOMMIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN! We would like to invite you to join us for some MOM 2 MOM time! This course is intended to help provide fun, meaningful experiences for you and your children (BIRTH -Age 4). We will be providing your kids with fun learning experiences, social interactions, play time and everyone will go home with an age appropriate craft! This is a great place for us "MOM's" to share our knowledge, ask questions and gather ideas for promoting a happy and healthy lifestyle for our children. Cori is the mother of a 3 year old girl and 9 month old twin boys and Sarah is the mother of a 1.5 year old boy. Childcare is not provided for older children. Supplies to bring: A photo of your child (to be used in a craft) and one of daddies (or mommies) old t-shirts to use as a paint shirt. CE13WS01 / Mondays, Feb 25, March 18, April 22 & May 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Community Learning Center Room 113

How to Use Ancestry.com - Dustin Heckman

$10

Online research has become the popular way to trace your family history. The mega giant of online research is Ancestry.com. Learn how to use Ancestry.com to keep track of your family tree and use its extensive amount of records to find pertinent information to enhance your family history. This class is suitable for beginners and mid-level Ancestry.com users. Participants that have a laptop, iPad, or tablet are encouraged to bring it to class. CE13WS67 / Thursday, April 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mower County Historical Society at the Fairgrounds


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Creating Memorable Photo Books & Graduation Announcements using Shutterfly - Cori McRae

$10

Protecting Your Assets - Bridget Dahle

$12

Laws Protecting Your Assets - Find out what you need to know now about protecting assets from future long term care expenses including family farms, businesses, and personal assets. Is leaving an inheritance important to you? Find out what laws have been implemented, and what the government is doing to help people prepare for long term care. Learn key points about the Deficit Reduction Act. Discussions on longevity issues, caregiver issues, financial impact of long term care expenses, and Partnership Plans. CE13WS83 / Thursday, April 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

Simple Will Seminar - Megan Burroughs

$5

This class will provide you with a basic introduction to estate planning. Topics to be covered include simple wills, power of attorneys, and health care directives. Megan Burroughs is an attorney-at-law with a local law firm. CE13WS84 / Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

Sara Reusche is a certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She has worked as a dog groomer, as a vet tech and animal caretaker at several shelters in Minnesota and also spent time as the Head Trainer at a Pit Bull rescue in New York state. She owns Paws Abilities Dog Training and enjoys spending time with her three adopted dogs.

Reactive Rover - Sara Reusche

$10

Is your dog "reactive" - prone to lunging, whining, barking, growling, or other overthe-top behavior around people or dogs? Whether your dog is fearful, aggressive, or just overly excited, reactivity is a common problem. Learn about the causes for reactivity as well as what you can do to manage and train your reactive dog to solve this frustrating issue. This is an informative seminar for people only. Please leave your furry friend at home. CE13WS71 / Saturday, March 09, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

ADULT ENRICHMENT

Participants will learn how to utilize the online program Shutterfly, to create memorable photo gifts and photo books. It is also the time of the year where families are celebrating their child's high school graduation! What better way to get the word out than by sending a memorable photo invitation to your family and friends to celebrate your graduate's academic career. Participants are asked to bring a disc or jump drive with several of their own photos to use in creating their own photo gifts. Participants will be required to pay for their own creations however, Shutterfly often runs great specials. CE13WS70 / Tuesday, April 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Computer Lab


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Speaking to Spot - Sara Reusche

$10

Have you ever wondered what your dog is saying or why they do certain things? Now you can find out! This interesting, interactive presentation will include lots of photo and video examples, and plenty of opportunities to practice the art of "reading" dogs. You will learn: - common stress signals that every dog uses; - when is it play, and when is it something more serious?;- how to calm a nervous dog using his own language; - why not all wagging tails are friendly; - when is growling a good thing?; - why dogs jump up, bark, dig, and nip... and how to stop them from doing it! This is an informative seminar for people only. Please leave your furry friend at home. CE13WS72 / Saturday, March 09, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

ADULT ENRICHMENT

Rover Enrichment - Sara Reusche

$10

Today's dog has a pretty boring life. Two meals a day, a quick walk around the block and maybe a doggy play date or trip to the pet store once a week... no wonder dogs get into trouble! Luckily, there are many quick and easy ways to enrich your dog's life and keep them active, engaged, and content. In this informative lecture, we'll cover the very best games and activities to: channel a smart dog's energy; calm a hyper adolescent puppy; reduce anxiety or separation issues; focus a distractible dog ...all while fitting into a busy family's schedule! This is an informative seminar for people only. Please leave your furry friend at home. CE13WS73 / Saturday, March 09, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Planning Ahead - Feel Good About Tomorrow - Mary Kittelson

$3

This class will help you explore funeral options and learn the many advantages of preplanning. Learn how prearrangement and pre-funding will provide you and your family peace of mind. CE13WS47 / Thursday, May 02, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Worlein Funeral Home, 1801 4th St. NW

Funeral Home and Museum Tour - Mary Kittelson

FREE!

Take a look behind the scenes of a locally owned funeral home and learn some of its history in our community. Learn from a professional funeral director and funeral home staff the role of the funeral. This is a great way to see a funeral home in a relaxed atmosphere. CE13WS48 / Thursday, May 09, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Worlein Funeral Home, 1801 4th St. NW

Recognizing Your Heart Attack - Men and Women Are Not The Same - Lynn Cunningham & Helen Jahr

$18

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women? Do you know they are not the same as for men? Listen to the story told by 2 women and how a life was saved by knowing the symptoms. This is a "must attend" class for all women and for those that have a woman in their lives. CE13WS68 / Tuesday, May 07, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304


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Studio 205 is a partnership of 2 talented local artists. Mary Kleis of Dragonfly Studio of Fine Art and Photography creates fused and stained glass art. She paints with oil and acrylic, and does glass torch work as well. Jennifer Forbes of PinkLotus Designs is a glass artist working with fused and stained glass. She also designs and handcrafts jewelry using pearls, crystals and natural stones. They are excited to share their experieces and knowledge in the art of fused glass, stained glass and jewelry design.

$35

Ages 13 and Up In this fun 2 hour class we teach the basics of glass cutting, safety, and use of tools. Create your own fused glass plate using Frit, stringers, and art glass. Students will cut and layer glass to produce a beautiful 3", 4" or 5" square dish/plate. Items will be fired in our kiln after class and will be ready for pickup one week later. Additional pieces may be made and fired for an additional fee of $15-$20 depending on the size. Please note the classroom is located up 2 flights of stairs. The building has no elevator. CE13WS22 / Tuesday, February 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m. CE13SW23 / Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CE13WS24 / Friday, April 05, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Studio 205, 223 1/2 North Main, Austin (above Rydor Bike Shop)

Fused Glass Pendant / Earrings – Mary Kleis & Jennifer Forbes

$25

Ages 13 and Up In this introductory 2 hour class we teach the basics of glass cutting, safety and use of tools. Students will design their own pendant or pair of earrings using Frit, strayers and dichroic glass. The cost of the class includes either one pendent or a pair of earrings. Earrings will include bails and hooks. Pendants will include a bail. We offer a variety of chains or leather at an extra cost. You may make as many pendants or earrings as time will allow at a cost of $7.00 per pendant or pair of earrings (findings included). Items will be fired in our kiln after class and will be ready for pick-up one week later. Please note the classroom is located up 2 flights of stairs. The building has no elevator. CE13WS20 / Saturday, March 02, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CE13WS21 / Monday, March 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Studio 205, 223 1/2 North Main, Austin (above Rydor Bike Shop)

Hand-made Cold Process Soap Making - Mary Cronin

$26

Great idea for a homemade gift! In this "hands-on" class you will learn the cold-process method of making soap by actually creating your own pound of soap to take home. Cold-process soaps are made from natural ingredients and are moisturizing and gentle on your skin. Whether you make it for yourself or give it as a gift, you can choose fragrances and botanicals to make your own unique blend. Wear old clothes. Class fee includes all of your supplies. CE13WS33 / Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

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Fused Glass Small Dish / Plate – Mary Kleis & Jennifer Forbes


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Quilting UFO (Unfinished Object) and demo's - Jane Jewell

$10

Do you have one of those projects that still needs binding or you need help with the mitered corners? Do you have blocks but don't know how to arrange them into a quilt top? Maybe you have a new kit and want some help getting started. Bring your projects and this class will help you finish them or motivate you into doing your project. Of course, we cannot have a quilting time without the demo of a technique. The technique demonstrated will be a surprise. Lets have some good sewing time and fun socializing. CE13WS34 / Tuesday, February 19, 1:00-4:00 p.m. CE13WS35 / Tuesday, February 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m. CE13WS36 / Tuesday, March 19, 1:00-4:00 p.m. CE13WS37 / Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Classes are held at The Cedars of Austin, 700 1st Dr. NW, please use entrance on northeast corner of building.

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Nifty Nines Table Runner - Jane Jewell

$36

Have you ever wanted to learn how to put blocks on point or learn how to do a striking 9 patch block. This class is for you. There is always more than one way to do both techniques and as usual they will be shown in the class. Doing a small project gives you a taste of the technique without the expense and frustration of a large project you don’t enjoy completing. Quilting classes are a great way to learn how to do new techniques and learn tips from others in the class. One rule of the class is to have FUN, while still accomplishing a project. Materials and supplies required for participant to bring to class: sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting rulers, and other sewing supplies you normally need. The fabric requirement list will be available on the Community Education Website. CE13WS38 / Tuesdays, April 2, 16, 23, 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m. CE13WS39 / Tuesdays, April 2, 16, 23, 30, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Classes are located at The Cedars of Austin, 700 1st Dr. NW, please use entrance on northeast corner of building.

Cricut Class - Kim Grage

$12

Are you considering purchasing a Cricut but just not sure what it can do? Do you have a Cricut and know it can do more? Get the most out of your Cricut Machine and add creativity to your scrapbooks, craft projects, home decor, and more. During the class you will learn the basics for using your Cricut. Bring your Cricut if you have one and paper. CE13WS62 / Monday, February 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. CE13WS63 / Monday, April 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Art Room 248

Card making Workshop - Kim Grage

$18

Do you have a birthday, Mother's Day, or special event coming up? Join Kim and make 3 cards each with different designs. Learn fun new techniques, take home instructions included. All materials will be provided with optional kit to purchase that would make 5 each of 3 designs. CE13WS64 / Monday, March 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. CE13WS65 / Monday, May 06, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Art Room 248


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Scrapbooking 101 - Kim Grage

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$12

Discover the inspiration that comes from creating scrapbooks. This class will orient all levels of paper crafters to the tools of the trade, practical organization and the elements of scrapbook design. Learn step by step how to create focus and unity through a variety of matting techniques. Leave the class with a full understanding of the elemental components of scrapbooking. Bring photos, album (if you want to start one) and paper. CE13WS66 / Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Art Room 248

$210 / bring a helper $15

Amaze yourself! Create a beautiful, fan backed bent willow chair in one weekend. We will help you select and cut the saplings for the frame of your chair and assemble it during the first day of your class in our barn near Red Wing. On the second day you will learn how to bend the willow to create the flowing lines of a traditional fan backed chair. The classes are from 9am to 5 p.m. and lunch will be provided both days. Bring a friend to help with your chair for only $15 more. Special Rate for Mother's & Father's Days: When an adult sign's up they can bring their mother or father for Free! If you are interested, a list of B&B’s, hotels and motels in Red Wing will be provided upon request. Register early. Directions and a list of simple tools to bring will be available after receipt of registration. CE13WS75 / Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CE13WS75a / Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, Free Helper (special deal for mother’s day) CE13WS76 / Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CE13WS76a / Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, Helper CE13WS77 / Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CE13WS77a / Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, Free Helper (special deal for father’s day) CE13WS78 / Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CE13WS78a / Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, Helper Austin Spring Farms, Red Wing

Twigs and Lunch - Bob McNeely

$110 / bring a helper $15

A beautiful piece of twig furniture awaits you in the woods near Red Wing. Begin by walking the trails to select and cut your wood, which will be brought back to the barn for you. Lunch is provided. Choose one of the following: Slab Garden Bench; Whimsical Twig Chair; or a Barn board Table. If you aren’t sure which piece you would like to make, come to the barn, look at the examples on display, and then decide! Bring a friend to help with your project for only $15. Special Rate for Mother's & Father's Days: When an adult sign's up they can bring their mother or father for Free! Lunch included. Kids are welcome to assist, but minimum age is 10. Register early. Directions to the class near Red Wing and a list of simple tools to bring will be available upon receipt of your registration. CE13WS79 / Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CE13WS79a / Saturday, May 11, Free Helper (special deal for mother’s day) CE13WS80 / Saturday, May 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CE13WS80a / Saturday, May 25, Helper CE13WS81 / Saturday, June 08, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CE13WS81a / Saturday, June 08, Helper CE13WS82 / Saturday, June 15, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CE13WS82a / Saturday, June 15, Free Helper (special deal for father’s day) Austin Spring Farms, Red Wing

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Weekend Bent Willow - Bob McNeely


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April is Autism Awareness Month. Austin Community Education and The Hormel Historic Home will be presenting a series of informational sessions on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Sessions will be conducted by Austin Public Schools Special Education staff. CEU’s available for each session. Please notify if needed at time of registration.

Taking the Mystery out of Video Modeling Karianne Bachmeier & Erin Dilley-Jones

$10

AUTISM AWARENESS

Come learn the basics of this innovative and research-based method of teaching social, communication, independence, and self-regulation skills to people with autism. Participants will explore the different types of video modeling, receive an overview of the research supporting this intervention and learn how to create and edit custom video models for specific people with autism. For: parents, educators, child care workers, friends, family, and anyone curious about autism. CE13WS94 / Monday, March 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Hormel Historic Home

Self Regulation: Introduction & Overview of the Zones of Regulation Heather Hanzlick & Jenni Harves

$10

Many children and young people with ASD are at risk in terms of self-regulation and overall in obtaining/maintaining regulated states of arousal and this can significantly contribute to challenging/problem behaviors. The presentation will include an overview of important elements of self-regulation including an overview of the developmental milestones, the use of 'breaks' to support emotional regulation and the emotional regulation approaches to address challenging behaviors. In addition, the presentation will highlight self-regulation resources and tools including: The Zones of Regulation by Leah Kuypers, the work of Dr. Barry Prizant, Ph.D. and Self-Monitoring approaches offered by the Autism Internet Modules. CE13WS92 / Monday, April 08, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Hormel Historic Home

Dan M. Collaborative Problem Solving - Daniel Marreel

$10

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Participants will have the opportunity to review Dr. Ross Green's Collaborative Problem Solving approach. An example of the Dr. Ross Greene's approach will be presented for explosive children who have proficient language skills and the rationale and strategies for using the CPS approach with early language learners will be provided. CE13WS93 / Tuesday, May 07, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Hormel Historic Home

Math (limit 100) - Amy Goette, Cori McRae

FREE

An important area of cognitive development in children is math and logical thinking. In this training you will learn about curriculum options, assessment tools and teaching resources for addressing this area with children birth through kindergarten entrance. Make and Takes will include activities to use at your daycare or early childhood center to help children develop skills in this area. This class qualifies for Parent Aware training hours. 13ECF102 / Thursday, February 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 306 2nd Street NW, Austin


Social and Emotional Development (limit 40 per session) Lori Coughlin, Melissa Kossoris

FREE

Social/Emotional is one of the most critical areas of a child’s development. It involves children’s feelings about themselves as well as their interactions and relationships with peers and adults. This training will focus on strategies for facilitating children’s social and emotional development as well as how to manage challenging behaviors. You will be provided with tools and resources for assessing behaviors and services to assist caregivers and families with this important developmental area. This course is taught by a licensed school social worker and school psychologist. This class qualifies for Parent Aware training hours. 13ECT103a / Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m. 13ECT103b / Thursday, March 21, 6:00-7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 306 2nd Street NW, Austin

Infant/Toddler Development (limit 100) - Cassie Boettcher

FREE

The years from birth to age 3 are critical years for the development of foundational skills and competencies that support lifelong learning. Learn how to help children in your care gain social/emotional, language, cognitive and physical/motor skills important to their growth. Make and Take project will be provided that you can use in your daycare or center. Assessment and curriculum tools will also be discussed. This class qualifies for Parent Aware training hours. 13ECT104 / Thursday, April 18, 6:00-7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 306 2nd Street NW, Austin

$22

Participants will assist instructor in making an appetizer, entrée and dessert AND will get to sample them at the end of class. You will learn what foods are historically considered aphrodisiacs and take home recipe ideas to make a romantic dinner for that special someone. This is the class to help make your Valentine feel extra-special! CE13WS40 / Thursday, February 07, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Souper Suppers - Amy Riley

$22

Need new ideas for "what's for dinner"? Students will assist instructor in preparing 4 soups and bake cornbread and biscuits to accompany the meal. All recipes in the class plus extra recipes will be given to students. Join Amy in learning a few new main meal recipes. CE13WS42 / Thursday, February 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Simple Sauces - Amy Riley

$22

Participants will learn to make a few basic Italian sauces: Alfredo, creamy basis pesto, marinara and bolognese with red wine. Many variations and ideas will also be provided to help make your dinners go from blah to fantastic! CE13WS41 / Thursday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

CULINARY ARTS

50 Ways to Feed Your Lover - Amy Riley

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Get Out and Grow for Kids and Families - Jen Haugen, RD, LD

FREE

CULINARY ARTS

5-11 year old During this interactive class, kids and families will learn to grow a garden through helping the Sprouts garden come to life for the season. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to ready the garden for planting, learn how to compost and then plant sections of the Sprouts Garden. Each participant will take home a free book - Garden Fresh - that explains how to plant , grow, eat and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Rain date is Wednesday, May 22. CE13WS43 / Wednesday, May 15, 3:30-6:00 p.m. Hy-Vee Sprouts Kids Garden

Get Out and Grow Edible Gardens for Kids! - Jen Haugen, RD, LD

$22

K-5th Grade Did you know one proven way to get kids to eat their vegetables is to have them get out and grow them? In this class, kids will learn all about how to start a garden and care for it, plant their very own edible garden to take home and take home recipes to use when it's time to start harvesting their vegetables. We will also share a garden snack together. CE13WS44 / Saturday, May 18, 10:00-11:00am Hy-Vee Sprouts Kids Garden

Get Out and Grow Herb Gardening for Kids! - Jen Haugen, RD, LD

$22

K-5th Grade Don't forget to stop and smell the - HERBS! Herbs can be so much fun to grow and smell and use in recipes. In this class, kids will learn what herbs are used for, how to start an herb garden and care for it and even enjoy a snack featuring herbs. Kids will plant their very own herb gardens to take home and care for as well. CE13WS45 / Saturday, May 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Hy-Vee Sprouts Kids Garden

Trip Policies

DAY TRIPS

• Space is limited so register early. • Buses will depart from Wal-Mart parking lot. • Arrive 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in and to locate any traveling companions. • Reservations are only confirmed after receipt of written registration and payment. • Information is available by phone, but phone registrations are not accepted unless you pay with a credit card. • Refunds are only given when a trip is cancelled by Community Ed. • Trip fees include bus transporation and entrance fees, unless noted. • If you cannot attend, you must find your own replacement or forfeit your registration fee. • Meals are not included with trips unless stated.

Spring Is In The Air!

$38

Join us for a great “ready for spring” trip! Our first stop will be at Accessories To Go—if you missed this stop last year you won’t be disappointed-for those that went last year you are already excited. Of course special coupons and treats are provided. We will then travel up the interstate to have a relaxing lunch on your own at Emma Krumbees. They have a wonderful home-cooked menu and you will want to save room for a piece of


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their just like mom used to make pie. They also have a cute gift shop that has unique items and specialty food products. Our last stop will be Albertville Outlet Mall. There are over 100 outlet stores ready for your spring and summer needs. Maps of the outlet mall and COUPONS will be ready upon our arrival. We will not stop for dinner but feel free to pack a snack. Registration deadline is March 1st. CE13WST01/Friday, March 08, Bus will depart Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:30am and will return around 7:00p.m.

$46

Join us for a wonderful spring adventure! We will start our day at Bachman's on Lyndale for some shopping. We will eat a scrumptious box lunch on site provided by Patrick's Bakery and Café. Sandwich choices are turkey or vegetarian. After lunch we will depart for downtown Minneapolis where you will have the opportunity to visit Macy's 8th floor auditorium for their Annual Spring Flower Show. Yearly, Bachman's has furnished thousands of varieties of flowers and plants in a perfectly landscaped display for your enjoyment. You will have shopping time on your own downtown. This trip includes motor coach transportation, box lunch, beverage and cookie as well as minimal stops on and off the bus with as much walking as you care to do. You will be asked to provide your lunch choices when you register. Registration deadline is March 1st. CE13WST02/Tuesday, March 26, Bus will depart from Wal-Mart parking lot at 8:00am and will return around 5:40pm.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash Plymouth Playhouse

$69

“Ring of Fire” is, simply put, two hours of great country music and a loving tribute to the man who wrote and performed some of the best that’s ever been recorded. It is the music of Johnny Cash, and for Man In Black fans, it doesn’t get better than that. Through words and music, “Ring of Fire” honors and brings to life a remarkable musical legend – Johnny Cash. Full of love and emotion, humor and empathy,” Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” pays tribute to the legendary man with dance, comedy, stories, tragedy and love. From the opening moment of the show, you are immediately drawn into the spirit of Johnny Cash’s homespun, gritty and inspiring music. Although Cash is never impersonated, “Ring of Fire’s” train ride takes u on a musical journey though the life, times and tunes of the legend that is….Johnny Cash. Price includes the play, buffet lunch and coach bus. Registration deadline: March 1, 2013. CE13WST04 / Thursday, April 04, Bus will depart from Wal-Mart parking lot at 9:15am and return around 5:45pm.

Hunt & Gather

$44

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt for that unique gift, special prize for yourself, or that oh so perfect finishing touches piece for your home? We will be visiting Hunt & Gather in Minneapolis first. It is a unique shop filled by 25 vendors with only the good stuff. They have everything for your home inside and out. Visit their website www.huntandgatherantiques.com and read the many accolades they have received in numerous publications!!! Our next stop will be the wildly popular Junk Bonanza at Canterbury. Bonanza provides a gathering spot for purveyors and shoppers of vintage finds, beautiful antiques, one-of-a-kind and artisan-repurposed pieces. Meet Bonanza founder and Flea Market Style executive editor Ki Nassauer. There are many lunch options at Canterbury to enjoy on your own. Trip includes admission to Junk Bonanza. Registration deadline is April 15th. CE13WST05 / Friday, April 19, Bus will depart from Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:45am and return around 5:30pm.

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100 Mile Garage Sale

$42

DAY TRIPS

Join us on our trip to the 100 Mile Garage Sale! There are deals, steals, and treasures waiting for you to discover along the shores of the Mississippi River. Residents, stores, and churches do their spring cleaning to create this spectacular garage sale. We will be hitting the sales in Lake City and Wabasha with a stop planned at the Red Barn on the way to Wabasha. Wear your most comfortable clothing and shoes as you will be doing as much walking (some people run) as you care. Lunch is on your own in Lake City and you can choose from many lunch stands set up along the route or take a break in one of the local restaurants. Deadline to register is April 26th. Register early as we will only have 1 bus this year!!!!. CE13WST06 / Friday, May 03, Bus will depart from Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:15am and return around 6:00pm.

The Grape Escape Tour

$60

Join us on our first winery tour! Our first stop will be at Indian Island Winery just outside of Janesville. While there we will be able to learn about many varieties of wines and grapes and then sample up to 5 of their own wines—you get to choose your own samples! As a souvenir you will receive an Indian Island wine glass. We will then head west to Morgan Creek Vineyards. It is their spring-release party! Music, grape growers, and other activities will be happening. We will get to enjoy a gourmet Neapolitan-style pizza buffet including appetizer. A complete vineyard tour and tasting will end our day there. We may even have time to sit on the patio and enjoy some live music. Registration deadline May 13th. Participants must be 21 years of age and have proof of ID. CE13WST03 / Saturday, May 18, Bus will depart from Wal-Mart parking lot at 9:30am and return around 6:00pm.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY

AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class

$15 AARP Mbr / $17 Non-mbr

Maintain your driving skills and insurance discounts by taking this 4-hour refresher course every three years. Participants must bring their Minnesota Drivers License with them to class. AARP members should be able to provide your membership number to the instructor at class. Feel free to bring a snack and beverage. CE12FW69 / Tuesday, March 05, 5:00-9:00 p.m. CE13WS103 / Tuesday, April 16, 5:00-9:00 p.m. CE13WS104 / Tuesday, May 07, 5:00-9:00 p.m. CE13WS105 / Tuesday, June 11, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Classes are held at The Cedars of Austin, 700 1st Dr. NW, please use entrance on northeast corner of building.

AARP Driver Safety 8-Hour Program

$15 AARP Mbr / $17 Non-mbr

Improve your skills and qualify for insurance discounts at 55 or older by completing this 8-hour classroom driver education class. Topics include how to compensate for the effects of aging and medication on driving, traffic hazards, accident prevention and more. Participants must bring their Minnesota Drivers License with them to class. Eligible participants are 50 years and older. AARP members should be able to provide your membership number to the instructor at class. CE12FW71 / Monday & Tuesday, March 11 & 12, 5:00-9:00 p.m. CE13WS106 / Monday &Tuesday, May 13 & 14, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Classes are held at The Cedars of Austin, 700 1st Dr. NW, please use entrance on northeast corner of building.


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Rain Gardens for Your Yard - Dustin Demmer

$8

Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden - Joel Karsten

$34

Straw Bale Gardening – Breaking New Ground! If you thought the only place to grow healthy crops was in black dirt, you must attend this new class. You will learn how to grow a bountiful garden without using herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides, and without weeding. Learn how to plant a wide variety of vegetables, root crops, vine crops, fruit crops, and even beautiful flower gardens, directly into your “conditioned” straw bales. You will never do the “heavy lifting” or bending over that is required with normal soil-based gardens again. Learn this revolutionary and easy gardening method to create a beautiful and productive garden, without lifting a shovel and without using dirt. Gardening is in his blood! Born and raised on a tree nursery and crop farm in Southwestern MN, Joel Karsten has been planting and harvesting every year he remembers being alive! He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the U of MN in Horticulture Science, and is also a Certified Nursery Professional through the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. CE13WS85 / Thursday, March 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Gardening With Native Flowers and Grasses - Dustin Demmer

$8

Join us for a hands-on workshop about the aesthetic and environmental benefits of landscaping with flowers and grasses that are native to our region. Gardeners of all skill levels will discover how to use native flowers and grasses to create beautiful and low-maintenance gardens that attract butterflies, pollinators, and birds in any location or soil conditions. Participants will become familiar with a wide variety of native plants and garden designs by handling and experimenting with potted plants over the course of the class. CE13WS87 / Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

GARDENING

Rain gardens are beautiful landscape features that help improve water quality in our lakes and rivers by catching water from roof downspouts and driveways. As an added bonus, rain gardens are usually planted with a stunning display of native prairie flowers and grasses that attract butterflies and birds. Participants will learn how to design, select plants, and install a rain garden on their own property as well as get an introduction to gardening with native flowers and grasses. Bring a rough sketch of your property and downspout locations for more sitespecific advice on rain garden placement. CE13WS86 / Tuesday, March 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304


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The Grass is Always Greener! - Randy Berg

$15

Do you look at your neighbor's lawn and turn green with envy? Want the best lawn on the block? This class will solve your envy problem. You will learn lawn maintenance to keep weeds under control and give your lawn that lush green color. You will also learn simple ways to control lawn pests including the infamous Japanese Beetles! Believe it or not, you don't have to work for hours daily to be the envy of the block. CE13WS90 / Tuesday, April 02, 6:00 p.m. Berg's Nursery, 904 1st Ave SW, Austin

Shady Characters in your Yard - Randy Berg

$15

Gardening in the shade is at times challenging. In this class you will learn the do's and don'ts of shade gardening. You will learn specific plants that love the shade and add dimension to those hard to grow areas of your landscape. Basic plant care will also be discussed. CE13WS89 / Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. Berg's Nursery, 904 1st Ave SW, Austin

GARDENING Container Gardening - Randy Berg

$45

Ages 12 & up Are you always envious of your neighbor's annual planters? Do you want to be the talk of the neighborhood with your beautifully flowing planters, window boxes, or flower beds? In this class, Berg's staff will teach you what components you need, to create a beautiful annual planter. Each participant will get to create their very own container to take home and enjoy all summer. CE13WS88 / Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 p.m. Berg's Nursery, 904 1st Ave SW, Austin

Orchids 101 - Randy Berg

$15

This class will teach the basics of orchid care for home owners. Learn how much light, water and fertilizer is required to keep these tropical beauties thriving. Learn how to bring them back into bloom. Come armed with questions and learn how easy orchids can be to grow. CE13WS91 / Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 p.m. Berg's Nursery, 904 1st Ave SW, Austin


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Hypnosis is effective, relaxing and you will be in control at all times. The course fee includes a CD and a lifetime membership card for reinforcement which allows participants to attend future seminars free. Students interested in both classes must register for both. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a pillow, blanket or bean bag chair for added comfort. Dr. Mary Fischer is a Doctor of Clinical Hypnosis.

$55

11 years old and up with an adult Hypnosis can help you control your eating habits and stop cravings. Learn to desire the right foods, push your plate away when full, and get motivated to exercise and drink more water. If you’re tired of spending money on diet programs where you lose weight and then gain it all back, consider attending this class. Hypnosis will help you take control. You will be aware at all times and at no time will you be unconscious. This weight loss seminar can pay for itself in one week. CE13WS49 / Tuesday, February 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m. CE13WS51 / Monday, May 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Austin High School Media Center

Hypnosis - Stop Smoking/Chewing Tobacco - Dr. Mary Fischer

$55

HYPNOSIS

Hypnosis - Weight Loss, Healthy Eating - Dr. Mary Fischer

11 years old and up with an adult Don’t let tobacco control your life! If you are ready to quit smoking and/or chewing, hypnosis can help you stop immediately without withdrawal or weight gain. Hypnosis is very relaxing. You will be aware at all times and at no time will you be unconscious. It is time for a healthier and smoke-free you! . CE13WS50 / Tuesday, February 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m. CE13WS52 / Monday, May 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Austin High School Media Center

SCORE® Counselors to America’s Small Business

$24

Adults considering a business of their own Have you wanted to start your own business? Do you want to find out the basics of “going into business?” This comprehensive class starts with the “idea” stage, goes through the vital steps of putting your idea into action, and concludes with the absolute necessities of starting and maintaining a successful business. CE13WS100 / Thursday, February 07, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

Legal Considerations in Starting a Business - Hoversten Law Firm Adults considering a business of their own A look at how to structure your business - sole proprietorship, partnership, corp, LLC, etc. Contract law, agency-principal relationship. Financing, pitfalls to avoid, and other legal aspects. CE13WS101 / Thursday, February 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

$24

SCORE®

How to Start Your Own Business - Brian Alwin


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How To Write a Business Plan - Garrison Lloyd

$24

Adults considering a business of their own A comprehensive business plan is a necessity for business success! This class provides a step-by-step process for the development of a business plan. The key sections of the planning process include: company descriptions, products and services, marketing plan, operational plan, management and organization, personal financials, start up expenses and capitalization, financial plan, appendices and the executive summary. This is a practical course that equips the students with the tools to begin their business plan immediately. Participants will receive a CD that includes a master template for a business plan, 10 customizable financial spreadsheets that are recommended for inclusion in the plan, plus 15 sample completed business plans. CE13WS102 / Thursday, February 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

Excel Lite - Jim Miner

$24

This class will cover formulas, sum, average, and other functions, wrapping text, merging and centering text, graphing and charting, changing the size of columns and rows, and understanding how to print what you want. The instructor will take your request –time available. Note: This class will not cover any set up, default changes, options, or customizing the Ribbon of Quick Access Toolbar. CE13WS55 / Tuesday, February 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Computer Lab

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Pinterest - Cori McRae

$18

Pinterest is the hot new image-based social media platform that allows you to easily share interests visually on virtual "pin boards". Using pinterest is great way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. Find fashion inspiration, decorate a home, organize your favorite recipes, and much more. This class will show you step-by-step how to set up boards and "pin" items off the web and Pinterest. By the end of the class you will be following a few "pinners" and expanding the community of people that provide you new sparks of genius. CE13WS59 / Monday, February 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Computer Lab

Computer 101 - Corey Jertson This class is for the beginner who wants to learn basic operations of the computer. We will cover basic terminology, basic hardware, using the mouse, simple system functions, and formatting functions using WordPad. We will also learn how to save documents in folders that we create. We will have a brief discussion about what to look for in buying a computer, different types of internet connection options, antivirus software, and backing up files to an external source. If you have not yet used a computer or have one and don’t know what to do with it, this class is for you. CE13WS47 / Wednesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Computer Lab

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Intro to Accounting - Dan Otto

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$18

Do you have a small business and realize you need a little assistance tracking your sales and expenses? Or are you considering a career change? Beginning accounting for small businesses/introduction to accounting for college preparation. Learn about balance sheets, income statements, capital statements, cash journals and general ledgers. Taught by an instructor with over 20 years accounting and business experience. CE13WS61 / Thursdays, February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Ellis Middle School Room 304

Desktop Publishing Using "MS Word" and /or MS Publisher - Jim Miner

$24

iPad Primer Class - Karl Rogers & Colin O’Driscoll

$30

Have a new iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or iPod touch? Overwhelmed? Do you have questions? We'll cover the basic concepts of your device such as hardware, general use, multitasking, connecting multiple devices, data management using iTunes, and the main pre-load apps to get you off and running in no time! Please make sure to bring your device with you to class and updated to the most recent software. Remember to provide us with your e-mail address so we can send you any updates about the class. CE13WS57 / Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

iPad Digging In - Karl Rogers

$30

Now that you're out of the gates your iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or iPod Touch with a general overview, we're going to take it to the next level. We'll complete our tour of the pre-loaded apps and explain the avenues for downloading apps, songs, movies, books, college level course and more. We will end with connecting you to your own YouTube channel, and introduce Apple's productivity suite leading into the advanced course. Please make sure to have your devise updated to most recent software before class. Remember to provided me with your email address for any class updates. CE13WS58 / Saturday, March 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Computer 102 - Corey Jertson

$20

This class reviews and builds on what was covered in Computer 101, but will focus more on internet applications. We cover many internet tasks, search engines, useful sites and how to get to them, along with some internet safety do’s and don’ts. We will talk about different types of e-mail and general e-mail functions. We also will learn how to back-up or save data to an external source (cd’s, flash drives, hard drives) and transferring data from an external source to our computer. A flash drive is included in the price and will be used during class. CE12FW50 / Wednesdays, March 20, April 3, 10, 17 (no class March 27), 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Computer Lab

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Word® and Publisher® have become very similar in Office 2010. This class will explore the similarities along with using Clip Art, Word Art, Wrapping text around pictures, and many more layout functions to help you make your publications look very professional. Use of Templates will also be discussed and applied in class. Both Word® and Publisher® will be taught CE13WS56 / Tuesday, March 05, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Computer Lab


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Internet Introduction - Jim Miner

$24

Through this class, you will become familiar with common terminology and techniques used to "surf the Web" and explore a variety of useful and fun Internet sites. Receive hands-on experience on how to uncover a sampling of the amazing information that awaits you. Learn how to save your favorite sites. Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari will be introduced. CE13WS60 / Tuesday, April 09, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ellis Middle School Computer Lab

Mini Scrapbooks - Kim Grage

$12

Grades 1 - 8 Come make a mini scrapbook to put your favorite Christmas pictures in or pictures of friends. Remember the pictures you bring will be trimmed. Bring Christmas pictures or pictures of friends and small scraps of left over wrapping paper or other scraps of pretty paper. CE13WS29 / Monday, February 04, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria

Art With Heart - Kim Grage

$12

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Grades 1 - 8 Do you have your Valentine Cards complete? Come and create art using your heart. We will do valentines cards and baskets all with hearts for those you love! Take advantage of the early release day activities. Supplies you should bring include stickers, stamps, candy or anything with hearts. CE13WS30 / Wednesday, February 13, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria

Pull Back Car - Ben Mosqueda

$18

"Student Engineers" learn about Simple Machines and their real-world applications. Working individually, students build a race car utilizing gears, wheels and axle, and motor. They then race the cars relay-style, return to discuss Newton's 2nd law of motion and concepts of speed variance (weight, aerodynamics, horsepower). The skills and traits of the engineering profession are also discussed. CE13WS16 / Wednesday, February 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Registration deadline January 29, 2013 Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria CE13WS17 / Wednesday, March 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Registration deadline February 26, 2013 Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria CE13WS15 / Friday, April 05, 1:00 -4:00 p.m. Registration deadline March 21, 2013 Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria


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Characteristics of Gifted Learners - David Wolff

$8

There are many common characteristics of gifted learners; we will explore how the common characteristics may be demonstrated in different ways and how it impacts the child at school and at home. Spanish Interpreter will be available. CE13WS96 / Monday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Creativity and Innovation - David Wolff

$8

Differentiation - David Wolff

$8

Teacher are asked to differentiate their instruction daily to meet the needs of their students; we will explore some of the various ways teachers are differentiating their instruction and how parents could apply some of the same strategies at home. Spanish Interpreter will be available. CE13WS98 / Monday, April 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102

Social/Emotional Issues with Gifted Learners - David Wolff

$8

Being a gifted learner has its ups and downs; from perfectionism to underachieving, we will explore some of the social and emotional impacts that being gifted has on a child. CE13WS99 / Monday, May 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Spanish Interpreter will be available. Austin High School Room 102

Jr. Vehicle Engineering using LEGO - All About Learning - Ben Mosqueda $92 Grades 1-3 Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more using our unique LEGO kits. Note: students do not get to bring home any of the Lego projects they create. They will learn about basic engineering principles, friction, forces, motion and aerodynamics, problem solving and communication skills. Registration deadline March 10, 2013. CE13WS13 / Monday-Thursday, March 25, 26, 27, 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Banfield Elementary School

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Gifted learners need the opportunities to create and be creative; we will explore various ways of developing a child’s creative thinking at home and at school and discuss the impact creativity has on a child’s life. Spanish Interpreter will be available. CE13WS97 / Monday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Austin High School Room 102


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Vehicle Engineering using LEGO - All About Learning Ben Mosqueda $92 Grades 4-8 Students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our unique LEGO kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more. Students will learn a variety of concepts throughout this class, including basic engineering principles, gearing and gear ratios, electric motors and energy, problem solving, forces in motion and communication skills. Note: students do not get to bring home any of the Lego projects they create. Registration Deadline 03/10/2013 CE13WS14 / Monday-Thursday, March 25, 26, 27, 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Banfield Elementary School

Let's Make Paper Baskets - Kim Grage

$12

YOUTH

Grades 1 - 8 We will make small baskets to use for Easter, Mother's Day or May Day for friends and family. Take advantage of this early release day from school and register early! Bring treats to share if you want to put some in your baskets. CE13WS28 / Wednesday, March 13, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria

Discover the Art of Collage - Kim Grage $12 Grades 1-8 Using the collage art form join me in designing a unique collage that will be suitable for framing and hanging. If time allows--I will have extra projects too! Bring scraps of your favorite paper if you want. CE13WS25 / Wednesday, March 27, 9:00-10:30am Banfield Elementary School

Cards For Mom / Grandma - Kim Grage

$12

Grades 1 - 8 On this early release day from school come make a special card for your Mom or Grandma for their special day. Supplies will be supplied to personalize each card. CE13WS27 / Friday, April 05, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria


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Dads and Grandpa's Are Special - Kim Grage

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Grades 1 - 5 Dad's and Grandpa's are special. During this early release day from school come make a special card for Father's Day. Personalize your own card with the supplies included in the class! CE13WS26 / Wednesday, May 08, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria

ACT Preparation Seminar - Gareth Reagan

$89

YOUTH

High School The workshop enables students to prepare for the ACT college admission test. Participants gain valuable insight into the ACT through a close examination of each type of question. The workshop teaches students those strategies necessary for answering specific question types and general test taking tips. It also provides suggestions for post workshop test preparation. Enrollment for this workshop is only available on-line at www.zaps.com or by calling toll-free to 1-877-927-8378. Monday & Tuesday, April 1 & 2, 3:15-5:45 p.m. Austin High School Media Center

Introductory Private Riding Lessons - Stephanie Bruggeman, SKM Riding

$18

7-17 year olds Safely introduce your young enthusiast to the wonderful world of horses. Private lessons. Liability waiver must be signed at registration located at the Community Learning Center or online. CE13WS04 / Monday, April 01, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CE13WS05 / Wednesday, April 03, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CE13WS06 / Monday, April 08, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CE13WS07 / Wednesday, April 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CE13WS08 / Wednesday, April 17, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CE13WS09 / Monday, April 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CE13WS10 / Wednesday, April 24, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CE13WS11 / Monday, April 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m. SKM Riding, Ellendale (directions and release forms available in Community Learning Center office and online)


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Horsemanship For Little Ones - Stephanie Bruggeman

$18

4-6 year olds This class will include activities designed for little ones. Your child will have the opportunity to meet, groom & feed the horses. They will learn about 20 words in the language of the Equine & we'll talk about 4-5 different breeds of horses (they can meet the different breeds in person!) They will receive instruction on basic horse handling & safety and then take an assisted ride at the end of the class. Each participant will receive handouts that they can take home with them after class. Because of the young age of the participants each child must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. This class will be held outdoors so dress appropriately. Liability waiver must be signed at registration located at the Community Learning Center or online. CE13WS12 / Monday, April 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. SKM Riding, Ellendale (directions and release forms available in Community Learning Center office and online)

YOUTH

Science Explorers' Space Adventure - Stacy Spitzack

$20

3.5-6 year olds Blast off with Science Explorers for a fun filled trip to the stars. Upon our departure, we will learn how the earth's rotation affects our everyday lives. Then we will stop to investigate the planets of our solar system and how they orbit the sun. CE13WS18 / Friday, April 05, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Community Learning Center Gym

Science Explorers' Battling Robo Botz - Stacy Spitzack

$24

Grades K-5 Have you ever wanted to build a robot? Then join us as we build simple motorized robots that will battle for the title "Best Bot". After each round, your team will reconfigure your robot to build it bigger…better…stronger using your new found knowledge of mechanical movement. Imagine, build and battle your way through the competition of amazing Robo-Botz. CE13WS19 / Friday, April 05, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Southgate Elementary School Cafeteria


Register online: www.austin.k12.mn.us or directly at http://austin.revtrak.net

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Overview Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs provide opportunities to obtain academic, interpersonal and problem solving skills necessary to live self-sufficient lives.

We welcome community members who want to come in and work with our adult learners one-on-one or in small groups. Volunteers help learners with English conversation skills, learning to read, assistance with math and other interesting activities. Volunteers choose to work on a regular schedule of 1-2 hours per week or as time permits. To volunteer call 460-1707 or email Janice Mino at janice.mino@austin.k12.mn.us.

ABE PROGRAMS College Readiness/Refresher Classes Adult Basic Education is partnering with Riverland Community College to provide basic skills courses in a college setting. Classes are FREE and are taught by a licensed ABE teacher. These courses are open to anyone wanting to improve their academic skills for college, employment or life. For more information or to enroll in these classes contact Erin Haag at 460-1700 ext. 0997 or email learn@austin.k12.mn.us. • • • • •

Math Refresher Reading Refresher Basic Computer Skills Transition to College Accuplacer Math Prep

GED® The GED® test is changing to help more adults become career and college ready. There are currently 39 million adults in the US without a high school diploma. Our goal in Austin and the state of Minnesota is simple: Open the doors to better paying jobs, new careers, college classrooms and a brighter future. If you do not have a high school diploma or GED® now is the time to get it! All GED preparation classes are FREE and offered at Riverland Community College Monday through Friday. Register for class in person at Riverlands Student Success Center on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons or call 433-0538 for more information or to set up an appointment. GED® Testing is scheduled in Austin on Friday mornings September through June. Sign up in person at the Community Learning Center office (912 1st Avenue NE). Testing fees are $80 for all 5 tests and will be increasing Fall 2013. Tests must be paid for when registering. Prepare to take the GED® now to advance your skills, knowledge and marketability and avoid having to pay more in the near future.

English Language Learning English Language Learning is an education program for adults with limited English proficiency in the following skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The goal of the program is to teach English in a manner that will ensure that learners can communicate and participate in a wide variety of settings. ELL classes are offered mornings, afternoons and on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For a complete class schedule stop by our office in room 05 of the Community Learning Center, Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm or visit the ABE web page http://www.austin.k12.mn.us/clc/adultLearning

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

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EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION

EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance. ECFE is based on the idea that the family provides a child’s first and most significant learning environment and parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. ECFE’s goal is to enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for their child’s learning and growth. ECFE classes include parent and child interaction, education and parent discussion.

ECFE REGISTRATION INFORMATION ECFE classes begin the week of January 7th. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited and enrollment is on a firstcome basis. Registrations can be mailed or brought to the ECFE office at 912 1st Ave. NE between 7:30-4:00. Classes can also be registered for online at http://austin.revtrak.net. Phone registrations are accepted with the use of a credit card. Children must be of age by the first day of class to be accepted into age specific classes. Registration fees must accompany registration to reserve your space in class. Refunds will only be issued for classes that are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Scholarships and financial aid are available to qualifying families.

WINTER CLASSES

Full class descriptions are available online at www.austin.k12.mn.us on the CLC pages. They are also available in the ECFE brochure available from the Community Learning Center main office. Sibling Care is available for many of the classes.

Baby & Me

Newborn – 11 months. Practical parenting support for new and experienced parents. Tuesdays, January 8 - March 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

FREE

Tiny Tots – (non-separating)

$30

Tremendous Two’s

$30

Mis hijos y Yo (class taught in Spanish)

$30

Thrilling Threes, Fours & Fives!

$30

11 – 23 months. Play and explore with mom or dad nearby. Mondays, January 7 - March 11 (No Class Feb. 25th), 9:00-10:15 a.m.

24 – 35 months. Parents separate for brief discussion while children play age appropriate games. Wednesdays, January 9 - March 13, 9:00-10:30 a.m.; 10:45-12:15 p.m. (No Class Feb. 13th)

Birth – 5. Separating and Non-separating class options offered. Mondays, January 7 - March 11 11:00- 12:15 p.m. (Non-separating); 1:00- 2:30 p.m. (Separating)

3-5 years. As your child gets ready for school, we provide valuable skills to help them. Thursdays, January 10 - March 14, 10:00-11:30 a.m.


Register online: www.austin.k12.mn.us or directly at http://austin.revtrak.net

Birth – 5. Stories and crafts at the Austin Public Library. Tuesdays, Janaury 8 - March 12, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

FREE

Flourishing Families

$30

Winter Fun Shops

$10

Birth- 5. Family friendly multi-age class. Tuesdays, January 8 - March 12, 9:00-10:15 a.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Ages 2-5, ECFE will have stories, games, and projects to share. Fridays, 9:00-10:00 a.m. February 22 - Fun with Science March 8 - Fun with Food

Family Fun at Sumner Elementary

Birth – 5. A family friendly partnership with Sumner. Fridays, 9:00-10:00 or 10:30-11:30 a.m. January 11 - Mittens January 18 - Dinosaurs February 8 - Shapes February 15 - Farm

Love and Logic Parenting Classes

Simple and practical techniques to help parents raise responsible and confident children. Love and Logic Birth to 5 years is Monday, January 21 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. Love and Logic for Elementary age children is Thursday, February 21 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. Love and Logic in Spanish is Tuesday, March 19 at 12:30-2:30 p.m.

FREE

$10

EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION

Back Packer Book Club

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

When should I register? • Now! Many classes fill quickly. Often instructors need to order supplies. • Help ensure that your class has enough students by registering at least a week ahead of the start date. • Registering early will reserve your spot in classes or trips that fill early. • Please include your daytime phone number and an email address so we can reach you with any class changes. Where do I go to register in person? • The Community Education office is in the Community Learning Center. This is located on the North side of the Queen Angels Church, 912 1st Ave NE. Why pay by credit card? • Register online and know immediately if you are in the class. • Credit card refunds are processed within a day or two. Refund checks are mailed every two weeks. Can I use UCare benefits? • UCare Minnesota is accepted. Include your member ID number when registering. You may take a $15 discount per class. (“UCare for Seniors” is now limited to one class/event per year.) Are there accommodations for people with disabilities? • Your participation is our goal. Please call 460-1706 to discuss situation. What happens when a class is cancelled? • All fees are refunded if a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or filled before we receive your registration. • Classes are cancelled two business days prior to start date if there is insufficient enrollment. Avoid the disappointment of class cancellations by registering early and inviting a friend to register with you. Will classes be held if the weather is questionable? • When Austin Public Schools cancels school or is dismissed early, all Community Education classes are cancelled. • Every attempt will be made to contact you by phone or e-mail however, this is not always possible. • Cancellation notices are announced on local radio and television stations. • A re-scheduled date will be made available in most circumstances. What if I want a refund? • Call 460-1706 as soon as possible. • Full refund minus a $3 processing fee will be given if we are notified at least three business days prior to the class you wish to withdraw. • No refunds will be issued for trips or special events. I still have questions. • Please call Community Education at 460-1706 and we will do the best to provide you with a friendly, helpful answer. • Register for Community Education e-News and receive class changes, special offers, and trip offerings. Email us at communityeducation@austin.k12.mn.us or if you are interested in Early Childhood Family Education notifications, e-mail ecfe@austin.k12.mn.us.


Registration Form

CLASS DETERMINATION MADE 2 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS START DATE

1. In Person – bring completed registration form and payment to the Community Learning Center, 912 1st Avenue NE between 8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday 2. By Mail – send completed registration form with payment for classes to: Community Learning Center, 912 1st Avenue NE, Austin, MN 55912

3. Online – log in to http://austin.revtrak.net to register for classes and pay by credit card. If online classes are full, call office to verify if more space is available or to place your name on a waiting list. 4. Phone – call 460-1706 to register for Community Education classes and pay by credit card. To register for ECFE call 460-1709.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES

ECFE CLASSES

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Adult

Adult 55+

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Prompt registration helps avoid disappointment when classes fill quickly. It also helps avoid the disappointment of cancelling a class due to low enrollment, only to find that last minute registrations would have filled it.

Class #_________ Title___________________________ Fee $ _______

Adult

Register Early!

Adult 55+

Class #_________ Title___________________________ Fee $ _______ Sibling Care Class _______ Child Name______________ Age________

To receive e-mail notifications and updates concerning Community Education or ECFE, please send an email to: communityeducation@austin.k12.mn.us or ecfe@austin.k12.mn.us Cash/Check (payable to Austin Public Schools) Check #_________________________ Credit Card - Visa, Master Card or Discover (circle one) Exp. Date _______________ Credit Card # ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ Signature _________________________________________________________________

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Austin Community Education 912 First Avenue NE Austin, MN 55912

Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Austin, MN Permit # 378

Postal Customer The Community Learning Center houses Adult Basic Education, Community Education, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

Our mission is to provide life-long learning to the Austin community. This book contains information on our classes and programs. For more information, please call 460-1700. EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth developmentally. It is recommended to have children screened when they turn 3. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how children are doing developmentally. It identifies, at an early stage, possible learning, developmental or health concerns so that children can get needed help before starting school. Early Childhood Screening is required for entrance in Minnesota’s public schools and is offered the second Friday of every month at the Community Learning Center. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 507-460-1700.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION & EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION E-NEWS

Sign up for this free service to receive the latest Community Education information sent directly to your e-mail! You will receive early notifications of online availability of the new brochure before it is mailed to the general public. You will receive upto-date notifications of new or upcoming trips, classes and events offered through Community Education. We will now be able to send important messages about classes you are currently registered. Plus, you asked for it, you will now be able to get a class confirmation e-mailed directly to you!

Sign up for ECFE and Community Education E-News alerts by sending an email to communityeducation@austin.k12.mn.us or ecfe@austin.k12.mn.us to be added to our distribution list. Your information will be kept secure and will not be used for solicitation or distributed to any other group.

COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER CONTACT NUMBERS:

Main Office - (507) 460-1700 Adult Learning - (507) 460-1707 Community Education - (507) 460-1704 ECFE - (507) 460-1709 ECSE - (507) 460-1705 Kids Korner Main Office - (507) 460-1706

Kids Korner is a quality preschool and school age child care program. Our goal is to provide a safe place for children before and after school, on specified non-school days and during the summer. We provide an environment that encourages adventure, creativity, healthy self-concepts, respect for others, responsible behavior and a positive attitude.

Kids Korner Sites: Community Learning Center provides care for children ages 3-5 that are enrolled in ECFE and ECSE Preschool programs. CLC site is open 6:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Austin Public Elementary Schools (Banfield, Neveln, Southgate, Sumner, and Woodson): Providing quality before and after school care for Austin Public School children kindergarten through 5th grade. Woodson site is open 6:15-8:30 a.m. and 1:50-6:00 p.m. Other elementary sites are open 6:15 a.m.-8:10 a.m. and 2:40-6:00 p.m.

Enrollment and Registration Information: Children ages 3 years old through 5th grade may be enrolled providing space is available at the age appropriate site. A two (2) business day wait period is required for all families to allow for processing of paperwork and appropriate staffing. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Kids Korner main office at 507-460-1706 or online at www.austin.k12.mn.us. A non-refundable registration fee of $40 per child or $80 maximum per family is required at registration. Registration fee covers 2012-2013 school year and summer of 2013.

Child Care Rates: Kids Korner Regular Enrollment - children that use the program on a regular basis $10 minimum weekly charge per child $3.10 per hour per child is charged after reaching the $10 weekly minimum. Kids Konnection - is for children that need drop-in care, nonschool days, early dismissal days, or snow emergency days. $20 per half day (6 hours or less) or $32 per full day (6 hours or more) per child.


Austin Community Education 2013 Winter/Spring Brochure