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SPRING! SENIORS

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CHILD CARE

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St. Louis Park COMMUNITY EDUCATION CONTENTS Seniors & Adults Arts & Crafts

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Cards & Games

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Computers & Technology

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Cooking

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Driver Improvement Classes 37 Fitness

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Free 4 All

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Health & Wellness

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Lifelong Learning

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Music & Dance

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Sliding Scale Classes

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Special Interest

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Trips & Tours

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SE N IOR PROG RAM OPE N HOUSE and class sampler

Wednesday, June 19 ✻ 1-3:30 p.m. ✻ Lenox Community Center ✻ Free ✻

World Language

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Door Prizes ✻ Free Dessert & Coffee ✻ Free Bingo ✻ Free Mini-Classes

Adult Options in Education

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Android & iPhone ✻ Senior Safety ✻ Hands-Only CPR ✻ Many more!

Adults with Disabilities

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Find out what the St. Louis Park Senior Program has to offer!

Aquatics 50-51 Early Learning Programs 44-47 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

Please bring a donation for STEP

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Gymnastics 52-53 Kid Dance

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Kids Place Child Care

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Parks & Recreation

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Registration Form

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Partners: STEP and City of St. Louis Park

Volunteer Program

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Sponsors: Gold - Jones Harrison Silver- Ackerberg Family Sholom West Campus, The Glenn, TowerLight on Wooddale Avenue Mary & Dan Tillman, Realtors

Youth Enrichment

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Hey

Geneah

Carolyn

Andrew

Jaynes

Escobar

Meet a few of our new Adult Enrichment Instructors!

QIYoga page 19

Sprinkles form Heaven Series, page 36

Successful Relationships, page 38;

Geneah is a certified Spring Forest QiGong practice leader, QiYoga instructor, and certified massage therapist. She has over 45 years combined experienced in teaching Pilates, QiGong, QiYoga, and dance.

Carolyn’s mission is to inform, uplift, and empower class participants to see beyond the physical aspects of life and move toward a more joyful and magical living experience. She is the author of “Sprinkles from Heaven – Stories of Serendipity,” a short story collection about miracles, signs, and The Law of Attraction, and “Twinkles from Heaven – The Mystical in the Mundane.”

Sing with Confidence, page 23 Andrew is a licensed professional counselor and a professional actor. He is a regular performer at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, the Ordway Center, and Theatre Latté Da, and has sung at many notable Twin Cities landmarks including: the Metrodome, Target Field, Xcel Energy Center, Williams Arena, and the Basilica of St. Mary.

Are you interested in being an instructor for St. Louis Park Community Education? E-mail Angie Martinez Grande at martinez.angela@slpschools.org or find more information online at slpcommunityed.com.

Iftar Dinner

International Visakha Bucha Day

The St. Louis Park Police Department MAC (Multicultural Advisory Committee) is hosting an Iftar Open House, which is an educational Iftar (the meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan). This event brings Muslims and people of all faiths together during Ramadan. Following a presentation on Islam and the breaking of the fast, participants will have the opportunity to observe Muslim prayer and share in the evening Iftar meal and conversation. Qualifies for 2.0 General CEUs, certificates available at class. AEL731 Wednesday May 15 7:30-9:30 p.m. Lenox Cafeteria 1 Session $4-$40*

Come learn about this important Buddhist holiday (May 19th this year), how it’s celebrated and what festivities are taking place right here in St. Louis Park! AEL773 Monday May 13 6-8 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $2-30*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News

2018-19 School Start-End Times Study

Background and Purpose

In alignment with the Strategic Plan, St. Louis Park Public Schools is in process to complete a School Start/End Times Study during the fall and winter of 2018-19. The purpose of the School Start/End Times Study is to determine the optimal schedule to meet the overall health, academic and social/developmental needs of all K-12 students. This work will include recommendations for bus routes and pick-up/drop-off times for all students and will consider the school day as well as before-school and after-school activities and childcare. The Project Team will make one or more recommendations to the administration and School Board by March 2019.

Current Start-End Times and Busing Tier 1 -

7:33 a.m. Start / 2:15 p.m. End St. Louis Park Middle School Tier 2 -

8:20 a.m. Start M/W/F / 3:10 p.m. End 8:40 a.m. Start T/R / 3:30 p.m. End St. Louis Park High School 8:25 a.m. Start / 2:55 p.m. End PSI School (PSI)

Tier 3 -

9:15 a.m. Start / 3:45 p.m. End Aquila and Peter Hobart Elementary Schools 9:20 a.m. Start / 3:50 p.m. End Susan Lindgren Elementary School Tier = A vehicle picking up a group of students for a particular school.

FEBRUARY 2019 PROPOSED OPTIONS

These options were developed by the Project Team based on academic research, best practices (experience from other Minnesota school districts), local survey data, and input from stakeholders. Proposed start-end times and budget implications will be announced in March.

OPTION

Tier 1

Tier 2

SCHOOLS

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SCHOOLS

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Aquila, PSI, Peter Hobart, Susan Lindgren

Tier 1

Aquila, Peter Hobart, Susan Lindgren

Tier 1

Aquila, PSI, Peter Hobart, Susan Lindgren

Tier 1

Aquila, Peter Hobart, Susan Lindgren

(Transfer Time)

Tier 2

PSI, Middle School

Tier 2

High School

Tier 2

PSI, High School

Middle School, High School

Tier 3

High School

Tier 3

Middle School

Tier 3

Middle School

All Elementary Schools would be on the same tier, PSI would most likely ride with the students from the other elementary schools and transfer. Middle School and High School would ride together on buses. Benefits: • All elementary schools are on the same tier. • Middle School and High School are on the same tier. • Routes less affected by delays in previous tiers. Challenges: • Pairing PSI with another elementary school causes length of day and transfer challenges. • Some elementary students transfer buses. • Determining best location for student transfers.

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PSI and Middle School students would most likely ride together. Benefits: • PSI and Middle School are in closer geographical proximity to each other. Middle School runs districtwide routes and can add PSI students; similar to current set-up with PSI/High School. • Better use of time due to shorter length of day at elementary schools which allows for additional recovery time for second tier. • Middle School athletes can participate in High School athletics. Challenges: • Every school except PSI dramatically changes times. • High School athletes may lose educational time in order to participate in events due to later end time (may not be in alignment with other school districts). • Transferring of PSI students leads to long bus ride times for these elementary students in comparison to the other three elementary schools.

All elementary schools would be on the same tier, PSI would most likely ride with the students from the other elementary schools and transfer. Benefits: • All elementary schools are on the same tier. • The largest number of buses needed on tier 1 allowing for trip buses for athletic practices and competitions and transportation of out of District students. • A large population of students will keep close to the same start times. Challenges: • Pairing PSI with another elementary school causes length of day and transfer challenges. • Middle School athletes may not be able to participate in High School athletics. • Transferring of PSI students leads to long bus ride times for these elementary students in comparison to the other three elementary schools.

PSI and High School students would most likely ride together. Benefits: • PSI and High School students would most likely ride together as they currently do. • The largest number of buses needed on tier 1 allowing for trip buses for athletic practices and competitions and transportation of out of District students. • Better use of time due to shorter length of day at elementary schools which allows for additional recovery time for second tier. Challenges: • Every school, except the high school, dramatically changes times. • Middle School athletes may not be able to participate in High School athletics. • Transferring of PSI students leads to long bus ride times for these elementary students in comparison to the other three elementary schools. No change to current system.

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News Academic Research:

2018 St. Louis Park Parent Survey

Conducted by Morris Leatherman

2014 Study by the Center for Applied Research & Educational Improvement and the University of Minnesota

Key Findings:

The results from this three-year research study, conducted with over 9,000 students in eight public high schools in three states, reveal that high schools that start at 8:30 a.m. or later allow for more than 60% of students to obtain at least eight hours of sleep per school night. Teens getting less than eight hours of sleep reported significantly higher depression symptoms, greater use of caffeine, and are at greater risk for making poor choices for substance use. Academic performance outcomes, including grades earned in core subject areas of math, English, science and social studies, plus performance on state and national achievement tests, attendance rates and reduced tardiness show significantly positive improvement with the later start times of 8:35 a.m. or later. Finally, the number of car crashes for teen drivers from 16 to 18 years of age was significantly reduced by 70% when a school shifted start times from 7:35 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

53% 76% 74% 82%

of Elementary School parents said they oppose or strongly oppose an earlier start time for their children of Middle School parents said they favor or strongly favor a later start time for their children of High School parents said they oppose or strongly oppose an earlier start time for their children of High School parents said they oppose or strongly oppose a later start time for their children

Sleep Duration Recommendations Study by the Sleep Foundation

Start-End Times Project Team Student: Aurora Dotterer

Parents: Chris Clarke, Colin Cox, Shereen Essack, Shantal Schmale, Angela Skelly, Marty Stillman, Claire Warren Teachers & Staff: Mike Nordean, Molly Rosen, Al Wachutka, Carmen Rudin Principals & School Administrators: Olivia Tolzin, Corey Maslowski, Delana Brinkman, Scott Meyers District Leaders: Astein Osei, Patricia Magnuson, Tami Reynolds, Lisa Greene, Andy Ewald Consultants to the District: Levi Lehman, Kristin Johnson, Caryn Erickson, Rich Enga

Per Julie Dahl, Minnesota Sleep Society, even 10-15 minutes can make an impact “incremental changes will equal incremental results.� As a general rule, children under age 10 need 10 hours of sleep; and teens need 8-10 hours of sleep.

Facilitators: Irina Fursman, Sara Thompson

School Start-End Times Study Project Timeline Nov. 2018

Dec. 2018

Jan. 2019

Feb. 2019

March 2019

Sept. 2019

Project Team Chosen and Kickoff: Review of Academic Research & Best Practices

Project Team Meeting #2: Review of Local Data & Surveys

Public Input

Project Team Meeting #3: Review Input Summaries & Develop Options; Public Feedback on Proposed Options

Project Team Meeting #4: Review Feedback & Develop Final Options to be Presented to School Board; School Board Discussion & Action

New Start-End Times Implemented

WORK COMPLETED TO DATE

WORK PENDING

Remaining Public/Community Meetings EVENT

DATE

School Board Meeting Open Forum: FEEDBACK General Meeting with Facebook LIVE: FEEDBACK School Board Listening Session: FEEDBACK

NEW!

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LOCATION

Monday, March 11

7 p.m.

HS Room C350

Wednesday, March 13

6-7:30 p.m.

HS Room C350

Monday, March 18

7-8:30 p.m.

MS Media Center

For more information about the School Start-End Times Study, go online to www.bit.ly/SLPStartTimes.

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News

District Facility Construction Updates Spring/Summer 2019 Construction Begins on High School Locker Rooms in March Construction is scheduled to begin in midMarch at St. Louis Park High School as the school’s locker rooms will be completely renovated.

sinks, showers, and branding. There will also be new and improved storage areas, team rooms, and coaches offices, as well as a new common athletic training room.

When completed, the new locker rooms will feature new lockers, flooring, lighting, toilets,

Beginning Monday, March 11, there will be no access to the High School locker rooms, training room and pool due to construction. There will also be no access in or out of Door #11, which faces out toward Dakota Avenue. Several parking spaces adjacent to Door #11 will also be unavailable during the project, which has an expected completion date of August 5, 2019. Students and families will still be able to drive through the area adjacent to Door #11 to get to the Activity entrance for drop-off and pick-up.

A rendering of what the new High School locker room will look like when finished.

High School spring athletes are encouraged to use their assigned High School hall locker to store equipment and other athletic gear. If additional space is needed, athletes will be able to use the Athletic Office to store equipment during the school day.

The large bathrooms between the Athletic Office and the Fieldhouse, which are usually locked, will be opened after school for athletes to use to change clothes if necessary. The certified athletic trainers office will be temporarily moved into the main gymnasium until construction is complete. The synchronized swimming team will use the pools at the Middle School and Central Community Center while the High School pool is unavailable for use. The expansion of the High School weight room/fitness center project is currently out for bid. While construction for this project is expected to start in May, it will not impact students, activities, or the school day in any way. The High School tennis courts will also be renovated during the spring and summer months. The boys’ high school tennis teams will practice and host matches at alternate city courts this spring season.

Construction on High School Office Space to Begin in April Construction will begin in early April on the space formerly occupied by the District Office on the northwest side of the High School adjacent to West 33rd Street. The space will be reconfigured to fit the needs of the High School Administration and will house the Principal and Assistant Principals, the Student Office staff, the Counseling Office staff, the Health Office staff, and the School Resource Officer. The project will also create a new “main entry” adjacent to the current loading dock. This project will not only allow a more efficient work environment for High School Administration, but it will also free up space within the

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High School for more classroom and learning space. Fencing will be put up around the construction zone and there will be no access in the old District Office main door that faces West 33rd Street. The 17 parking stalls adjacent to the old District Office main door will also be unavailable to the public during the construction project, which has an anticipated completion date of August 30, 2019. Students, staff, and families will still be able to enter the parking lot at the intersection of West 33rd Street and Florida Avenue to access student and staff parking, as well as the drop-off and pick-up area outside the Student Office.

A rendering of the entrance that will lead into the new High School offices.

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News Cedar Manor/PSI Project Progressing and on Schedule Construction projects at Cedar Manor School are progressing as expected and are on schedule. Park Spanish Immersion School will move to the renovated space in mid to late August prior to the 2019-20 school year. Demolition work is 100 percent complete at the site, while studding and sheetrock work is approximately 60 percent complete. The foundation work is also complete on the new entryway that is being constructed on the east side of the building adjacent to the lower parking lot. Along with the renovations inside the building, work will continue through the summer months on the new bus loop and outdoor playgrounds.

SAVE THE DATE: PSI at Central – A Farewell Open House Monday, May 20, 2019

5:30-7 p.m., with a Special Presentation at 6 p.m. Tour the school, reunite with former classmates, families, teachers and staff, and celebrate the last 23 years of Park Spanish Immersion School at the Central Community Center site. More details to come. Beginning Fall of 2019, PSI will be located at 9400 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park; the former site of Cedar Manor School.

Summer Construction Scheduled at Aquila Work to Begin this Summer on New Susan Lindgren Playground Aquila Elementary School will be closed during the summer of 2019 as a number of construction projects begin inside the building. All of the school’s classrooms will be renovated including upgrades to furniture, lighting, carpet, paint and technology. The school’s media center and kitchen will also be renovated during the summer. These construction projects are expected to be completed by August 15, 2019. With Aquila closed during June, July and part of August, the elementary summer school program will be moved to Peter Hobart Elementary School for 2019. At Susan Lindgren Elementary School, a new inclusive playground will be constructed during the summer months with an expected completion date of August 15, 2019. There will be no access for the

Project Timelines Visit www.slpschools.org/facilities for the complete multi-year construction timeline and project updates.

public to the Susan Lindgren playground while the project is taking place. Also taking place during the summer months of 2019 will be the completion of the parking lot renovations at Lenox Community Center.

Construction on South Side of Middle School to Begin in May Construction will begin on the Middle School Media Center renovation and classroom addition on the far south side of the building in early May. The part of the project being completed this spring involves building the outer shell of the addition. No demolition or interior renovations will take place until June and so there will be limited impact to students and the school day this spring. The project runs through the summer and fall of 2019 and is expected to be completed in January of 2020. During the first four months (September through December) of the 2019-20 school year, the south end of the building will be closed off from students and staff and the Media Center will be moved to a temporary location within the building. When the project is completed, the Middle School will have a state-of-the-art Media Center and seven new classrooms on the second floor of the south side of the building.

Elementary Project Timeline

Completion timeline for renovations of classrooms for Next Century Learning, plus kitchens and media centers: • Aquila Elementary School Summer 2019

• Park Spanish Immersion School Fall 2019

• Peter Hobart Elementary School Summer 2020

• Susan Lindgren Elementary School Summer 2020

SPRING 2019 St. Louis Park High School

Renovations of locker rooms, tennis courts and weight room/fitness center begin

St. Louis Park Middle School

Construction begins on media center addition and classroom renovations

A rendering of renovations and additions to the south side of the Middle School.

SUMMER 2019 PSI at Cedar Manor

All construction projects completed in preparation for 2019-20 school year.

Aquila Elementary School

Renovation of kitchen and classrooms begin and are completed by start of 2019-20 school year.

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News

Kindergarten Registration Night is March 19 St. Louis Park Public Schools is preparing to welcome the Class of 2032 to its schools in the Fall of 2019. An important part of the enrollment process is Kindergarten Registration Night, which will be held from 6-7:45 p.m. on March 19 at the District’s four K-5 elementary schools: Aquila, Park Spanish Immersion School, Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren. Families with a child who is eligible to start Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019 should receive a Kindergarten Registration Packet in early March. This packet will include information about which school your child will attend as well as several forms that need to be filled out and brought to the March 19 event. Parents and guardians are also asked to bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate and current immunization records. If you are unable to attend Kindergarten Registration Night, parents and guardians can hand-deliver the necessary materials to their school office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Kindergarten in SLP: 3 Neighborhood IB-PYP Schools & 1 Spanish Immersion School

Kindergarten in St. Louis Park: What to Expect

Kindergarten is an important time in a child’s life as they start to grow emotionally, socially, and academically. St. Louis Park Public Schools has four outstanding elementary schools that offer two distinct styles of learning. Aquila, Peter Hobart, and Susan Lindgren Elementary Schools are officially authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide all students a rigorous and diverse education through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) St. Louis Park joins together with schools from across the world in the IB-PYP to create educational opportunities that prepare students to be independent learners, understand different cultures, embrace challenges of the 21st century, and thrive in a global society. A fourth elementary school, Park Spanish Immersion (PSI) provides all classroom instruction in Spanish and enrolls students from across the district. Students learn reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and other subject areas while immersed in the Spanish language. The curricular content and outcomes are aligned with the District’s other

elementary schools, however students are instructed primarily in Spanish. At the end of fifth grade, students leave PSI speaking Spanish fluently and with mastery of the core academic subjects. Kindergarten instruction at all four elementary schools focuses heavily on literacy and math. Students also spend 60 minutes a day at “Specialists”, including physical education every day and a rotation for Media, Spanish, Art, and Music instruction.

Kindergarten Registration Night Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6-7:45 p.m. Your Kindergarten registration packet will include information about which school your child is assigned to attend.

Aquila Elementary School 8500 West 31st St., St. Louis Park Park Spanish Immersion School 6300 Walker St., St. Louis Park Peter Hobart Elementary School 6500 West 26th St., St. Louis Park Susan Lindgren Elementary School 4801 West 41st St., St. Louis Park More details at www.slpschools.org.

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Classand Arts

HEADING CRAFTS Bead Therapy!

Fix-It Clinic - Knitting

Introduction to Bonsai

The doctor is in! No appointment necessary, just drop in to make something new, repair broken pieces, or simply play with color and design. Instructor Leslie Granbeck will give help. Bring your own supplies or purchase them for $5-$10. SRL986 Wednesdays Apr. 10, May 8 & Jun. 12 3-5 p.m. Lenox 108 $2/each session

Finish up projects that have languished, get started on new ones, or mend well-loved knitwear. Bring your project and instructions. If mending, bring a darning needle and yarn that matches your knitwear color and thickness. Instructor: Lara Neel AEL713 Wednesdays Jun. 5-19 6-8 p.m. Lenox 110 3 Sessions $39

Beginning Hardanger Embroidery

Beginning and Almost Beginning Crochet

Explore the ancient art of Bonsai. We will cover styles, art and science, branch placement, then potting and additional refinement. Material fee of $35, paid to instructor Lionel Flood at class includes: pre-bonsai plant materials, pot, soil, and wire. Tools will be available at class for student use. No refunds are given for cancellations received less than one week prior to class. AEL752 Thursdays May 30-Jun. 6 7-9:30 p.m. Lenox 115 2 Sessions $29

This counted-thread embroidery, originally from Norway, was traditionally done in white on white but now often incorporates any color of thread or fabric. The pattern is stitched, then portions are cut away and lacy stitching is worked over open areas. We will do a small project to learn many basic stitches. A material fee ($20-$25) will be collected by instructor Peggy Dokka. Some Needlework experience needed. SRL966 Tuesdays Jun. 11-Jul. 9 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Lenox 111a 5 Sessions $30/$25*

Beginning Knitting Learn to make basic stitches and read a pattern. Complete a hat and make a square that can grow into a scarf, afghan, or whatever you want! Instructor Lara Neel will bring a variety of needles and yarn for you to use on the first night so you can decide what you like best, then purchase by second class. AEL712 Wednesdays Apr. 24-May 22 6-8 p.m. Lenox 110 5 Sessions $59

Whether you are an absolute beginner or someone who learned to crochet once-upon-a-time and has forgotten how, this class is for you! We look at tools and materials and learn to chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet stitches, read patterns and follow diagrams. Complete a dishcloth, scarf, granny squares and a small stuffed toy, and get advice on selecting your next projects. Instructor: Judy Goebel SRL964 Wednesdays May 8-Jun. 5 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Lenox 110 5 Sessions $59 /$45*

Bonsai 2 This class is for returning students - bring your bonsai tree or plant material and tools! We will remove and/or replace wire and do additional trimming (we will not repot) to keep your bonsai in good form. Tools available at class and additional wire will be available for purchase. No refunds are given for cancellations received less than one week prior to class. Instructor: Lionel Flood AEL952 Wednesday Jun. 26 7-9:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $60

Arts for Life Scholarships

Funded from private donations, these scholarships are designed to help individuals of all ages grow and develop in the arts. Children, teens, adults, and seniors who live in St. Louis Park are eligible. Scholarships are awarded based on need. St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts is an independent nonprofit community organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and enhancing the arts in St. Louis Park. Apply for scholarships online: www.slpfota.org.

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Arts and

Pottery Intro to Glassblowing

Mosaic Sign or Garden Stake

Rocking Rounds

Discover the art and technique of lampworking, where glass is melted and manipulated over a fixed torch. Learn to operate the torch, safety and proper technique when utilizing an open flame. Then, we’ll begin gathering glass and shaping into marbles and hollow forms, basic vessels and pendants. Materials included in registration. Instructor: David Schuster. AEY513B Tuesdays Mar. 19-Apr. 9 6:30-8:30 p.m. Skylab Glass Arts 4 Sessions $165 8838 7th Ave N, Golden Valley

Using precut glass, decorate a bird, butterfly, or flower. For the sign, a variety of sizes and stencils are available. You will also learn about glass cutting, mosaic resources, and other types of mosaics. Materials fees are payable to the instructor the first night. Signs start at $14 and the garden stakes are 3 for $30 and you may make more for $10 each. Instructor: Lindsey Guetter AEL715 Wednesdays May 1-8 6-9 p.m. Lenox 108 2 Sessions $39

Do you like projects that allow you to carry on conversations while quieting your hands? This is perfect for you. Learn to make a yarn basket. They take little skill or attention and grow into something beautiful! $5 material fee is payable to instructor Donna Montgomery at class.

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stone

Thursdays Lenox 115

Glassblowing: Wine Stopper & Straws Make a colorful marble or sculpted shape to weld to the top of a stopper-shaped glass piece, then fit a silicone gasket that will seal your unfinished wine bottle. Melt in color dots or any design that you can come up with to help save the planet with your own reusable glass straws: one wine stopper and 2-3 straws per person. Materials included in registration. Instructor: David Schuster AEY746B Friday Apr. 12 6-9 p.m. Skylab Glass Arts 1 Session $49 8838 7th Ave N, Golden Valley

Using precut glass, design and create a gorgeous stepping stone. Patterns will be available, or bring an outline of a child’s hand to make a unique keepsake. 8” round and square molds are available. Materials fee of $15 includes one stepping stone and there will be time to make multiple. Bring a bag lunch and spend the day! Instructor: Lindsey Guetter

AEJ531

Saturday MS 154

AEJ731

Saturday MS 154

Mar. 23 1 Session

9 a.m.-3 p.m. $39

May 11 1 Session

9 a.m.-3 p.m. $39

Open Pottery Studio * Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for more information.

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AEL777A Tuesdays Lenox 115

AEL777B

Apr. 23-30 2 Sessions

6-8 p.m. $35

Apr. 25-May 2 2 Sessions

1-3 p.m. $35

Intro to Pottery Studio

For complete beginners (returning students and experience potters - please register for Open Pottery Studio). Familiarize yourself with our studio under the guidance of instructor Jen Noetzli. Learn how to use the pottery wheel and gain experience with different glazes. You will learn all necessary techniques to participate in Open Pottery Studio in the future. Supply fee of $30 is included in tuition. Instructor will fire objects at no extra charge. AEH703 No class Apr. 21 and May 19. Sundays Apr. 7-Jun. 9 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sr. High B114 8 Sessions $130

Registration is open to potters with previous studio experience, whether in the Senior High studio or elsewhere. Potters should be able to work without instruction and be knowledgeable using any of these techniques: throwing on wheel, hand-building, glazing, turning, wedging and preparing clay, and familiarity with standard studio etiquette. Supply fee of $30 is included in tuition. Instructor Jen Noetzli will fire objects at no extra charge. AEH704B Thursdays Apr. 11-May 30 6-8 p.m. Sr. High B114 8 Sessions $130

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Art and

Painting

Fun with Watercolor Series Basic watercolor skills required. Each class starts with a demo. Students will work from reference photos under the guidance of instructor Vera Kovacovic. All classes: Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. Lenox 108 5 Sessions $59/$50*

Intermediate/Advanced SRL978 Apr. 3-May 1 Further advance your skill level by using design analysis, value consideration and the use of color.

The Natural Way to Draw This beginner-oriented class incorporates right-brained drawing exercises including contour and gesture. Ease into the process in a fun, creative and effortless way. We will draw from figures, nature, still-life and photographs. Mediums include pencil, charcoal and sketching crayons. No previous drawing experience necessary. See online description for materials list. Instructor: Jeanne Aaron AEL709 Wednesdays May 15-Jun. 19 7-9 p.m. Lenox 108 6 Sessions $62

Summer Landscapes SRL979 May 15-Jun. 26 (No class Jun. 5 and Jun. 19) Learn to use a variety of colors to express dominantly green landscapes.

The World of Animals SRL980 Jul. 3-31 Portray the essence of an animal by the shape, pose and color, while omitting unnecessary details. The Art of Still Life SRL981 Aug. 7-28 Learn what makes a good still life.

Acrylic Pouring Discover the magical world of fluid acrylics & pouring and don’t worry about the mess! NO EXPERIENCE required to learn how to create the same beautiful abstract canvases you see on Pinterest. We use gravity to move the paint and try techniques such as “dirty pour,” “flip cup,” and “swipe.” It’s a lot of fun (and somewhat addicting!) and a great way to spark your creative energy. You will create two 8”x8” canvases and transport home in cardboard boxes. Instructor: Lisa Vitkus AEL778 Thursday Apr. 11 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $48

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SENIOR PROGRAM

Throughout this catalog, you will see some class fees listed with an asterisk, indicating Senior Program member fee. If only one fee is listed, members and nonmembers pay the same fee.

The Senior Program is jointly sponsored by the City of St. Louis Park and St. Louis Park Community Education, and is housed at Lenox Community Center. Membership dues are $30/year, open to those 55 and older. Visit Lenox, or call 952.928.6444 to join the Senior Program today and start reaping the benefits

for your mind, body, spirit and community.

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Computers and TECHNOLOGY Facebook 101

Learn to safely connect with family and friends. You will leave this hands-on class with your own free Facebook account. If you do have a pre-existing account, bring your username and password. Instructor: Nickie Welsh SRL932 Thursday May 23 4-5:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $12/$10*

LinkedIn Everything you need to know about this professional networking site. Learn to build a network in a few clicks to connect with colleagues, increase your business connections, discuss business ideas, search for jobs, and more! Instructor: Nickie Welsh SRL933 Wednesday Jun. 5 4-5:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $12/$10*

Twitter 101 Create a profile, read what others are saying, send a Tweet, and more. Whether you are just curious as an observer or would like to become a user, this is the class you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world. Instructor : Nickie Welsh SRL130 Thursday Apr. 25 4-5:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $12/$10*

Uber 101 Do you hate to drive in bad weather or when it’s dark outside? Expand your transportation options and independence and learn how to use the ride-sharing service, Uber. Instructor: Nickie Welsh SRL931 Thursday May 16 4-5:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $12/$10*

Android Phone & Tablet

iPhone Basics

Take advantage of your phone’s great features, and set up your device to work the way YOU want, including wallpaper, home page, sounds, voice commands, and more. Practice common tasks such as checking email, taking and sharing photos, saving contact information, etc. You’ll learn all about applications - where to get them and how to choose, download, and install them safely, and get resources for helping yourself when things go wrong. Bring your device with a well-charged battery, and set up your Google account ahead of time. Instructor: Judy Goebel Note: Not appropriate for Windows or Apple Devices.

Do you have an iPhone but don’t fully understand how to use it? This is the course for you. We will go over each topic slowly, together, and in detail: general operation of phone, on / off, charging, low power mode, buttons (what do they do?), change background and sounds, call and text, check the weather or news, take pictures and find pictures. Come with your phone fully charged and a notepad. Instructor: Douglas Carlson

SRL962

Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

SRL963

Driving Change: Intro to Ride Sharing Apps

Wednesdays Apr. 17-May 1 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Lenox 110 3 Sessions $35/$30* Thursdays Lenox 110

Jul. 11-25 3 Sessions

10 a.m.-12 p.m. $35/$30*

iPad Basics Do you have an iPad and want to learn more about general operation? We will go over each topic slowly, together, and in detail: general operation, buttons overview, how to use apps, take pictures and FaceTime. Come with your iPad fully charged and a notepad. Instructor: Douglas Carlson

SRL144 Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

Mar. 26-28 2 Sessions

4:30-6 p.m. $35/$30*

Tue./Thu. Jun. 18-20 Lenox Rm 110 2 Sessions

4:30-6 p.m. $35/$30*

SRL140 Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

Mar. 19-21 2 Sessions

4:30-6 p.m. $35/$30*

Jun. 11-13 2 Sessions

4:30-6 p.m. $35/$30*

SRL937

Learn the basics of ride sharing services. We will discuss pitfalls, functionality, dispute/resolution, setting up an account for payment and installation of commonly used mobile applications such as Lyft and Uber. Bring your device and leave knowing how best to get from point A to point B, safely, cost effectively and timely. Instructor : Michael Boraas AEL747B Tuesday May 21 6-8 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $2-$25*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

SRL938

* Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for more information.

Computer Buddy Club Do you enjoy computers and have questions about them? We discuss and demonstrate helpful programs/applications, equipment and have show-and-tell. If you have a laptop or notebook, you are welcome to bring it. For more information contact John McHugh, SLP City Hall Community TV Coordinator, at 952-924-2528 or email jmchugh@stlouispark.org. (No meeting on the 5th Tuesday of a month.) Tuesdays

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ongoing

1-3 p.m.

Lenox Rm 110

$2/$1*

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In the

KITCHEN

Beginning Cake Decorating

Tantalizing Thai Cuisine

The Art of Sushi

Learn the tricks of the trade and before long you will be making your own treats for family, friends and co-workers. Instructor Nancy Burgeson has taught over 16,000 students and would like to have the opportunity to work with you! On the last class, you will go home with a beautifully decorated cake! $25 supply fee paid to instructor at first class. AEL708 Mondays May 6-20 6-9 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 3 Sessions $49

Make your very own Vietnamese summer rolls with both hoisin and peanut dipping sauce. Then pad Thai, blending the vibrant flavors of Thailand with rice noodles using shrimp, eggs, chilies, garlic, basil, scallions, sprouts, sesame, lemon and crushed red pepper flakes. We’ll finish with crème brulee, rich, creamy custard baked with a crusty caramel glaze. All materials included in fee. Instructor: Jeff Sandino AEL539 Wednesday May 8 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $29

Begin by preparing sushi rice. You’ll then learn the art of ‘maki-sushi,’ rolling the rice and various fillings in and around nori (dried seaweed sheets). Options and accompaniments include shrimp, chicken, crab, avocado, cucumber, tempura onions, cream cheese, spicy mayo, eel sauce, pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce. All materials included in fee. Instructor: Jeff Sandino AEL540 Thursday May 30 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $29

Southern Italian Prepare traditional manicotti stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, baked in a delectable marinara sauce. Next, classic Italian bruschetta topped with a relish of fresh basil, roma tomatoes, sweet red onion, garlic and olive oil. Then we’ll make eggplant parmesan, with a tomato, basil relish, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. We’ll finish with crème brulee, rich, creamy custard baked with a crusty caramel glaze. All materials included in fee. Instructor: Jeff Sandino AEL534 Tuesday Apr. 9 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $29

Ayurvedic Cooking for Your Constitution This class will provide an introduction to Ayurveda and the concept of doshas. We will make two to three simple recipes together, while discussing additional recipes and fast and easy Ayurvedic meals for the entire family. We’ll also learn skills like chopping vegetables the Ayurvedic way along the energy lines. All materials included in fee. Instructor Vanashree Belgamwar AEL774 Thursday May 2 5:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $45 See page 22 for Intro to Ayruveda.

Tex Mex Prepare authentic Mexican rice with onions, garlic, tomatoes and fresh coriander leaves. Next, fajitas with tender grilled chicken breasts, fresh sautéed bell pepper and onion, wrapped in a warm tortilla shell. Then, empanadas, pastries filled with ground beef, potatoes, tomato and herbs. Condiments include guacamole, salsa fresca and sour cream. We’ll finish with Crème Brulee, rich, creamy custard baked with a crusty caramel glaze. All materials included in fee. Instructor: Jeff Sandino

AEL533 Thursday Mar. 28 Lenox Kitchen 1 Session

6:30-8 p.m. $29

Instructor Jeff Sandino Founder of “Flavors from the Home,” Jeff’s love of food began at the Lincoln Del. He sought formal training at L’Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington, MN and Houston, Texas. His 40+ year professional career has brought him to such spots as Buca Di Beppo, Figlio, Sunsets on the Bay, My Pie pizza and the Sunshine Factory to name just a few. He’s appeared on several cooking shows demonstrating his culinary wizardry but his passion is teaching and demystifying the process of gourmet cooking.

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Affordable

FUN

The following cards and games are offered on a weekly basis (unless otherwise indicated) through the St. Louis Park Senior Program at Lenox Community Center. For more information visit www.slpcommunityed. com or call Toni at 952.928.6443.

Ponytail Canasta 1-3:30 p.m.

Play 500

American Mah-jongg The Chinese ruling class developed this game of tiles in the time of Confucius, but it has been modernized, simplified and Westernized for all to enjoy. Played previously? Refresh your skills! Price includes National Mahjongg League Playing Card. Instructor: Jody Brennan SRL917 Tuesdays Jun. 4-Jul. 9 1:30-3:30 p.m. Lenox 109 6 Sessions $67/$59*

1-3:30 p.m.

1st & 3rd Thurs. $2/$1* Mondays & Fridays $2/$1*

Cribbage Fridays 1-3:30 p.m.

Mah-jongg 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays 6:30-9 p.m.

Bingo

1-3:30 p.m.

$2/$1*

2nd & 4th Thursdays $2/$1* $2/$1* 1st & 3rd Wednesdays $3

Scrabble Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.

$2/$1*

* Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for more information.

Birthday Party In the Park!

Enjoy food, entertainment, laughter and great conversation. See old friends, meet new ones and have a fun-filled afternoon. If you are celebrating your birthday you are our special guest. We invite everyone to bring a treat to share and bring a friend 2nd Wednesday of the Month (no party in August) 1:30-3 p.m. in the Lenox Gym Free

April 10 Lyndon Peterson One-man band

May 8 Carolyn Jaynes Musical entertainment

June 12

FRIDAY FILMS & POPCORN Children are welcome, when accompanied by an adult, at G and PG movies. This is a great activity for grandparents and grandchildren! ALL MOVIES: Fridays 10 a.m. Lenox Little Theater Members & Children: FREE Non-members: $1

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Apr. 5

Sweet Home Alabama (PG13)

Apr. 26

August Rush (PG)

May 10

My Fair Lady (G)

May 24

A Knight in Camelot (PG13)

Jun. 14

The Christmas Train (PG)

Jun. 28

Pontiac Moon (PG13)

Jul. 12

Ratatouille (PG)

July 19

Madagascar (G)

Aquatennial Singers Musical entertainment

July 10 Jim Berner Music Legends of the 40’s-70’s

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Adults with

DISABILITIES

Project SOAR is committed to empowering adults with disabilities in their efforts to participate in Community Education programs and services.

For over 30 years, Project SOAR has been a leader in providing options and positive experiences for adults with disabilities in Community Education. Project SOAR provides specially designed enrichment classes in arts, crafts, sewing and cooking. We also offer recreational and leisure activities such as bowling, movie night, bingo and dances to meet the diverse needs of the participants. Project SOAR will provide accommodations such as sign language interpreters for participants to gain access to these classes and activities if needed.

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If you know someone who would benefit from Project SOAR, please call us or go online to learn more about our program. A full catalog of services, classes and activity offerings is on our website or can be mailed to you. You can even register online for your classes. Go to www. projectsoarmn.org. Project SOAR is a Community Education program, supported by the Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and Wayzata School Districts. However, you don’t have to live in those areas, to participate in the Project SOAR program.

For more information and inquiries, contact: Program Manager, Mercedes Scott at 952-401-6898 email: mercedes.scott@minnetonkaschools.org

VOLUNTEER Opportunities SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

Support student achievement! Become a volunteer in St. Louis Park Public Schools. St. Louis Park Schools utilize volunteers to assist students throughout the district from early learning and preschool programs to high school and adult basic education students. Volunteers help in many areas such as reading, math, shelving books in the media centers or other activities to support teachers and classrooms. If you have just one hour per week during the school day, we can use you and we will work with you to find a placement that fits your interest and time. To become a school volunteer or receive more information, contact Angie Martinez Grande in the St. Louis Park Schools Volunteer Office at 952.928.6450 or martinez.angela@slpschools.org.

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CITY OPPORTUNITIES

For information, or to volunteer call or e-mail Laura Smith in the city volunteer office: 952-928-2847, lsmith@stlouispark.org or visit.stlouispark.org/volunteering.html.

Garden adoption: Help plant and maintain one of our city flower gardens this spring. Flowers are provided and you can plant on your own time. Volunteers then maintain the flower gardens throughout the summer. Adopt a Spot: Help keep St. Louis Park beautiful by adopting a spot to care for! Your “spot” can be a park, garden, playground, trail, road or any public space in the city. Once adopted, monitor your “spot” to ensure it is well cared for, litter free and report any repairs to the city.

Parktacular: Volunteer at the city’s annual celebration! Volunteers are needed

June 15 – 16 in several areas including the fishing clinic, parade, information booth and Kidtacular. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and meal voucher. Visit www.parktacular.org to sign up and for more information!

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Enhance Fitness

Interval Circuit

Kung Fu Wu Shu

Improve your daily life with this class designed for seniors. It focuses on stretching, balance, low impact aerobics strength training. You will have so much fun you might forget you are exercising! Instructor: Katherine McGraw No class April 19, May 24, 27, & 29 Mon./Wed./Fri. ongoing 10:15-11:15 a.m. Lenox Gym $5 at the door

Studies show that interval training boosts the body’s metabolism. Circuit training is an effective method of exercising the whole body in a short period of time. Combine the two and you have a dynamically efficient strength and conditioning workout. All levels and abilities welcome. Our motto is, “We have to exercise in the morning before our brains realize what we are doing!” Bring a water bottle and towel. Instructor: Cathy O’Donnell

Not just a kicking, punching, self-defense class, Kung Fu Wu Shu will teach awareness of self and surroundings and improve self-esteem and confidence. Participants learn the life-long benefits of this Chinese art of fitness and self-defense, and build muscle, power & flexibility. This is a fun, non-competitive, fullparticipation class, which focuses on skillbuilding exercises that strengthens the mind & body, promotes leadership skills, discipline, coordination, and balance. (Optional uniform and certification for White to Black Belt available.) Instructors: National Treasure Kung Fu. No class Apr. 19.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan This ancient art teaches how to know one’s self and improve one’s well-being, both physically and psychologically. Instructor: Rand Adams Thursdays ongoing 9-10 a.m. Lenox Gym $3.50/$1* at door

Open Adult Basketball

No pre-formed team needed. Bring a ball and hoop it up! Pre-registration required. AEY701 (No class May 22 and Jun. 5) Wednesdays Apr. 3-Jun. 12 MS Lower Gym 9 Sessions

6-9 p.m. $27

AEL775-Monday (No class May 27)

Mondays Apr. 8-Jun. 24 7-7:45 a.m. Lenox Gym 11 Sessions $66 AEL775-Wednesday Wednesdays Apr. 10-Jun. 26 7-7:45 a.m. Lenox Gym 12 Sessions $72 AEL775-Friday (No class Apr. 19) Fridays Apr. 12-Jun. 28 7-7:45 a.m. Lenox Gym 11 Sessions $66 AEL975-Monday Mondays Jul. 8-Aug. 26 7-7:45 a.m. Lenox Gym 8 Sessions $48 AEL975-Wednesday Wednesdays Jul. 10-Aug. 28 7-7:45 a.m. Lenox Gym 8 Sessions $48 AEL975-Friday Fridays Jul. 12-Aug. 30 7-7:45 a.m. Lenox Gym 8 Sessions $48

AEL724 Beginner/Yellow

AEL725

Orange-2nd Purple Belt

AEL726

3rd Purple-Black Belt Fridays Lenox Gym

6:15-7 p.m. 7-7:45 p.m. 7:45-8:30 p.m.

Apr. 12-May 31 7 Sessions

$79

* Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for more information.

AEJ901

Wednesdays Jun. 19-Aug. 28 6-9 p.m. Central Gym A 11 Sessions $33

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American Kenpo Karate

We teach Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate - a no nonsense style of self-defense. Learn basic moves and defense combinations/techniques. Teenagers may join the class, but must act as responsible adults. This is not a sport karate class. Wear loose fitting clothing. Uniforms available for $28. Register before the first Saturday of each month. Instructor: Norm Rolando.

AEC301

Saturdays ongoing Central Cafeteria

Early Bird - Functional Strengthening Class

AEY729A Mon./Wed./Fri. Apr. 15-May 24 18 Sessions

AEY729B

Mon./Wed./Fri Jun. 3-Jul. 12 18 Sessions

Neue Moves

K-Bell Power Yoga

Calling ALL early birds! Join us for this great workout that utilizes functional body movements with kettlebells, resistance bands, medicine balls, dumbbells, balance balls and much, much more. Work smarter rather than harder. YOU provide the commitment, WE provide decades of experience and knowledge to help YOU! Instructor: Power & Finesse Fitness. 6-7 a.m. $140

This fusion class brings you the best of two world, blinding the wisdom of yoga with the power of kettlebell training, leaving you stronger, more flexible & feeling simply AMAZING! Instructor: Power & Finesse Fitness.

AEY728A Mon./Wed. Apr. 15-May 22 12 Sessions

AEY728B

Mon./Wed. Jun. 3-Jul. 10 12 Sessions

6-7 a.m. $140

6-7 p.m. $90 6-7 p.m. $90

Find out what NeuroMovement is all about in this class based on the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais! Lessons improve our ability to move with an efficient use of our whole person, and develop wellorganized and safe ways of moving to restore confidence in our equilibrium. By learning how to move your musculoskeletal system your brain will release superfluous effort in your body to reduce stress, relieve pain from injuries and misuse. Enjoy a higher level of function and well-being in all activities and at rest. Lessons are done lying on the floor. All abilities are welcome and will benefit. Bring a mat or blanket and socks. Learn more at www.NeuroMovement.com or email instructor Neue Livingstone at neuemoves@gmail.com.

AEL559B

Tuesdays Mar. 26-May 7 Lenox Gym 7 Sessions

AEL759

Tuesdays May 14-Jun. 25 Lenox Gym 7 Sessions

AEL959

Classes held at Power & Finesse Fitness 3941 Meadowbrook Rd. St. Louis Park, MN 55426 612-272-1238

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12:30-2:30 p.m. $12/month

Tuesdays Jul. 2-Aug. 13 Lenox Gym 7 Sessions

3-4 p.m. $84 3-4 p.m. $84 3-4 p.m. $84

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Kyudo Japanese Longbow Archery

Influenced by the culture of Japan’s samurai warriors, Imperial Court, and Shinto and Buddhist traditions, Kyudo is practiced as a means to self-improvement. The non-competitive and introspective nature of Japanese archery allows practitioners to gain insight into their personalities. Individual instruction is given by Carly Born (Renshi 5th dan) and John Born (5th dan). Visit www.mnkyudo. org for more information. *Instructors will collect an additional $25 to cover the cost of your own practice bow and $35 for annual membership in the Minnesota Kyudo Renmei Association. Loaner equipment provided for most adults. Open to students age 14 and up. No class May 25.

AEJ704 Returning Students 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. AEJ703 New Students 1-2 p.m. Saturdays Apr. 6-Jun. 15 MS Gym 10 Sessions $50

Qi Gong This self-healing program promotes physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Any level of health can benefit from these simple exercises which can be done standing, sitting or lying down. You imagine being surrounded by healing, positive, universal energy of love and at the end there is a brief guided meditation. Instructor: Deborah Heltzer AEL747 Thursdays May 9-Jun. 27 6-6:45 p.m. Lenox 108 8 Sessions $6-$120*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

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Barre - Yoga Fusion

Barre Fitness

Barre fitness blended with yoga postures and weight training - a total body workout! All fitness levels will be challenged and no experience is needed. Extended class time allows for longer cool down with deep stretches. Please bring 2-3 lb dumbbells and a mat. AEY704 Mondays Apr. 8-May 13 7-8:15 p.m. 6 Sessions $84

This total body conditioning program blends classical ballet exercises with pilates, yoga and strength movements. Burn fat and increase lean muscle mass with this low-impact exercise. We will use the ballet barre as well as center work to target multiple muscles with each movement. Class provides results quickly, improving muscular strength, stability, endurance, flexibility and balance. Please bring 2-3 lb dumbbells and a mat. AEY920 Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 22 6:20-7:10 p.m. 7 Sessions $84

Fitness Yoga An active yoga class with an emphasis on proper form and alignment. Workout consists of flowing yoga postures, deep stretches and balance work. For all levels with modifications or challenges given. Leave feeling energized and refreshed! Bring a mat. AEY725 Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 22 7:15-8:05 p.m. 7 Sessions $77

Yoga Basics Learn yoga poses and sequences at a beginner’s pace while concentrating on proper alignment and breath. Modifications and challenges will be given for various abilities. AEY781 Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 22 5-5:45 p.m. 7 Sessions $77

ALL classes are held at Dance Unlimited 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

Relax and Unwind: Yoga for Every Body Want to do yoga, but think you’re too old, too fat, too out of shape, or that you don’t ‘look like a yogi’? This body-positive class was created for you! Gentle hatha yoga combined with breathing and mindfulness exercises will help you reduce stress while improving balance, strength and body awareness. No flexibility, experience or fancy spandex pants required! Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer

AEL794

Wednesdays Apr. 10-Jun. 12 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 10 Sessions $15-$150* AEL994 (No class Jul. 3) Wednesdays Jun. 19-Aug. 28 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 10 Sessions $15-$150*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

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QiYoga The best of both worlds: qigong movement and yoga poses combined creating a gentle, slow-paced, relaxing class. Meditative in nature, it will help you manage stress; decrease anxiety and depression; stretch and soothe tense and tight muscles; tone your body; increase circulation, improve your balance; and increase your mental acuity and focus. For all body shapes and sizes and all levels of fitness and flexibility. No experience necessary. Ages 13+ welcome. Bring a yoga mat, yoga blanket, and yoga blocks. Instructor: Geneah Escobar AEL904 Tuesdays May 21-Jul. 9 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 8 Sessions $6-$120*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

Yoga for All This gentle hatha yoga class is perfect for beginners. Classes can be completed on a mat or seated in a chair. No experience or flexibility required. Bring a yoga mat. Offered by Peaceful Mind Yoga. Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer

AEJ794 (No class May 25)

Saturdays Apr. 13-Jun. 22 9-10 a.m. MS Gym 10 Sessions Free AEC994 (Aug. 10 class is held in Central 25) Saturdays Jun. 29-Aug. 31 9-10 a.m. Central Gym 10 Sessions Free

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Tennis

Yoga for Life

Serves, strokes and volleys will be covered as well as rules and court etiquette of this lifetime sport. Intermediate lessons are for those who understand the basics. For ages 13 and up. Rain-Out Policy If it is raining or has rained and the courts are wet, tennis classes will NOT meet. You will be notified when makeup lessons will be held. If we have particularly rainy weather and are unable to schedule all makeup lessons, we reserve the right to cancel a maximum of two lessons without refunds. Instructor: Loren Aldrich

Looking for a yoga class that is slower paced and more relaxed, while challenging, effective, and therapeutic? This class is great for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Enjoy in-depth instruction and calming music as you practice a wide variety of yoga exercises and poses. You’ll also learn breathing, centering and relaxation methods. We’ll work on the whole body to improve flexibility, strength, balance, and range of motion. Reduce stress and tension, sleep and feel better. You’ll be encouraged to work at your own level and pace in this supportive, noncompetitive class. Bring a mat. Instructor: Wendy Anderson

Beginning AEJ706 Mon./Wed. May 13-22 6:30-8:30 p.m. MS Tennis Courts 4 Sessions $3-$59* Intermediate AEJ707 Mon./Wed. Jun. 3-12 6:30-8:30 p.m. MS Tennis Courts 4 Sessions $3-$59*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

Gentle Yoga This fun class is a wonderful way to stretch, increase flexibility, balance and strength, all while relaxing your body and mind. Gentle stretches and postures are accompanied by deep steady breathing that improves blood circulation, soothes the nervous system and increases vitality. Bring a mat. Instructor: Annette Fragale SRL117 Tuesdays Apr. 2-May 21 9-10 a.m. Lenox Gym 8 Sessions $48/$44*

AEL701A (No class May 27)

Mondays Apr. 1-Jun. 3 Lenox Gym 9 Sessions AEL701B (No class May 27) Mondays Apr. 1-Jun. 3 Lenox Gym 9 Sessions AEL901A (No class Jul. 1) Mondays Jun. 17-Aug. 12 Lenox Gym 8 Sessions AEL901B (No class Jul. 1) Mondays Jun. 17-Aug. 12 Lenox Gym 8 Sessions

4:30-5:55 p.m. $108/$81* 6:05-7:25 p.m. $1086/$71* 4:30-5:55 p.m. $96/$72* 6:05-7:25 p.m. $96/$72*

* Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for more information.

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Zumba This fun and easy to do workout feels like a dance party. Zumba combines fast and slow paced rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using aerobic interval training. Come in tennis shoes. Instructor: Katherine McGraw Please bring exact change if possible, or a check, payable to ISD 283. (No class Mar. 28.) Thursdays Thru Jun 6* 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lenox Gym $5 at door * No Thursday in the summer, but will return in the fall.

Zumba Gold This fun and easy to do workout feels like a dance party. Zumba combines fast and slow paced rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using aerobic interval training. Please bring exact change if possible, or a check, payable to ISD 283. Instructor: Katherine McGraw Tuesdays ongoing 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lenox Gym $5 at door

XaBeat Dance Fitness This dance fitness program uses upbeat Top40 music and easy-to-follow dance moves to create a party-like atmosphere! Wear tennis shoes. Instructor: Devan Sayles AEL716 Thursdays Apr. 25-May 30 7-8 p.m. Lenox Gym 6 Sessions $5-$90*

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Wellness and Healing Exercises

Warm Water Pool Exercise Class

These evidenced-based practices have been proven to have measurable health benefits like enhancing the immune system and reducing inflammation. Learn both CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and Qi-gong exercises. Qi-gong is from Traditional Chinese Medicine; CFT is a modern evidence based psychotherapy of Buddhist origins. Suitable for all ages and physical abilities. Instructor: Rand Adams AEJ501 Saturdays Apr. 13-May 18 9-10 a.m. Central Rm 25 6 Sessions $5-$90*

Do you have aches and pains from arthritis, fibromyalgia or just general stiffness in your body? This class is in a 91-degree warm water pool at Parkshore Senior Campus (3663 Park Center Blvd, St. Louis Park), and consists of basic strength, flexibility, and range of motion. No swimming skills are required, and the pool has a zero-entry ramp or steps to get into the warm water. There are full locker rooms on site. For participants 55 and over.

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

SRL108

Tue./Thu. Parkshore

SRL918

Thursdays Parkshore

SRL919

Thu./Wed. Parkshore

Mar. 26-May 2 6 Sessions

1:15-2 p.m. $27/$23*

May 9-Jun. 13 6 Sessions

1:15-2 p.m. $27/$23*

(No Class Jul. 4)

Jun. 20-Jul. 25 6 Sessions

1:15-2 p.m. $27/$23*

Argentine Tango for Your Health

Improve your balance, mobility, and mental acuity. Class may also improve your confidence on the dance floor, and it just happens to be fun and quite social. Designed for seniors, persons with neurological disorders (such as Parkinson’s) and caregivers, and persons with Alzheimer’s. Everyone and all skill levels are welcome. No partner is required. SRL965 (No class Jul. 4) Thursdays ongoing 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lenox Cafeteria $2/$1*

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Health and

WELLNESS

Introduction to Ayurveda This ancient holistic system of medicine originated in India about 3,000 years ago and is now spreading all over the world. Ayurveda treats every human being uniquely and teaches each of us how to live in harmony with nature so we can live a happy, healthy life. Class focuses on basic principles of Ayurveda and how they can be used in daily life. Get familiar with your unique constitution and the changes you can incorporate in your daily routine to be balanced physically, mentally and emotionally. You will be amazed to know the secrets this science has to offer and you will fall in love with it! See page 13 for Ayurvedic Cooking for Your Constitution. Instructor: Vanashree Belgamwar AEL745 Thursday Apr. 11 6-8 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $20

Introduction to Meditation Meditation can lead to letting go of suffering and help you become aware of your own inherent wisdom, and aid in learning ability, stress reduction and memory retention. Experience mindfulness, walking, chakra and standing meditation and find what works best for you. Please do not wear any fragrance or scented products. Instructor: Victoria Juster AEL754 Tuesday May 14 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $35

* Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for more information.

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Abdominal Strengtheners that Won’t Make You Get on the Floor

Personal Resilience and Trauma Healing

These extremely effective exercises will quickly strengthen all four layers of abdominals, especially the deepest layer WITHOUT stressing your back or neck joints and WITHOUT having to get on the floor. Don’t waste time with traditional crunches. Instructor: Janice Novak AEL518 Thursday May 23 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $39

Learn the biological and physiological factors that create both resilience and trauma in people’s minds and bodies. We will explore the memory systems in the nervous system and how knowledge of these systems can help each person navigate stress. We’ll also explore practices that can build resilience within our bodies. Qualifies for 3.0 hours General CEUs, certificates available at class. Instructor: Billy Anderson AEJ740 Saturday May 4 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MS Media Center 1 Session $50

Laughter Yoga: Laughing for Your Health Laughter is the best medicine. Through lecture and practice you’ll learn to decrease stress and boost mood. Open to all; no yoga experience nor mat needed. Instructor: Monica Peterson AEL705 Tuesday May 28 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $20

Natural Sleep Strategies: Beauty Rest for All Are you waking up feeling like a beast instead of a beauty? Insomnia, middle of the night awakening and poor sleep quality affect us all. Learn about sleep hygiene and steps to natural, restful sleep through lecture and practice of holistic mind and body techniques. Instructor: Monica Peterson AEL704 Tuesday May 14 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $2-$29*

Posture, Get it Straight Ever caught your own reflection to see that your head hangs too far forward or your shoulders are too rounded, or you slump too much? Learn easy-to-implement tips to use when at a computer, in a car or working out that correct common posture problems, and an ‘Instant Alignment Technique’ that will have you standing straighter immediately. $5 supply fee payable to instructor for resistance band OR bring your own band. Instructor: Janice Novak AEL762 Tuesday Jun. 4 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $39

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Food as Medicine: Your Food and Mood Connection Learn about foods that impact your anxiety, depression, stress, and inflammation as well as principles for healthier eating using a lecture format. Take control of your health and be able to make food choices to help balance your mood. Instructor: Monica Peterson AEL703 Tuesday Apr. 23 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $2-$29*

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Plant-Powered Meal Planning A plant-based diet brings many health benefits with proper attention to meal planning. Learn about nutrients your body needs to thrive and simple strategies to plan meals and snacks. Instructor: Karla Moreno-Bryce AEL795 Thursday May 23 4:30-6 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $29 * Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for more information.

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Jazz Dance for Beginners

Tap Dance for Adults

Learn the fundamentals of jazz technique and improve strength and flexibility. We will dance to music from decades of the past and explore classic, Broadway, contemporary and jazz funk. Jazz shoes are not required, but strongly recommended. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instructor: Hannah Thomas

Find your rhythm in this fun class for all levels! We will learn basic to complex steps and combine them for a short routine. Wear tap shoes. Class is held at Dance Unlimited, 6900 Oxford Street St. Louis Park.

AEY755

AEY712 No class Apr. 20.

Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 29 Aquila Gym 8 Sessions

AEY955

Wednesdays Jul. 10-Aug. 28 Central 25 8 Sessions

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6:30-8 p.m. $6-$120* 6:30-8 p.m. $6-$120*

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Swing Dance Workshop One night. One dance. A lifetime of fun! An “Arch” and a “Loop” are just two of the patterns that can take you from the sidelines onto the dance floor. Couples only, please. Instructor: Monica Mohn AEY709 Thursday Apr. 11 7-9 p.m. Aquila Gym 1 Session $35 per couple

Saturdays 18 12:15-1 p.m. Unlimited 5 Sessions

Line Dance for Parties

Cupid Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide and Electric Slide; fun line dances that will get you off your chair and onto the dance floor! Isn’t it time to join the party? No partner needed. Instructor: Monica Mohn AEL764 Tuesday May 7 6-7 p.m. Aquila Gym 1 Session $10

Apr. 13-May Dance $55

Wedding Dance Crash Course! Learn fun moves and simple tips to have you feeling comfortable and looking great for any occasion. With the expert guidance of 3-time Ballroom Dance champion, Monica Mohn, you’ll be dancing before you know it! Feel free to bring your special song! Couples only please. Instructor: Monica Mohn AEY707 Tuesday May 7 7-9 p.m. Aquila Gym 1 Session $35 per couple

Ballroom Dancing Join the crowd that loves to ballroom dance to Dick Macko’s Band. Everyone is welcome. No partner necessary. Thursdays ongoing 1-3:30 p.m. Lenox Gym $7/$5*

Line Dance: “Think” Tribute to Aretha Franklin In no time at all, you will be dancing to this energetic song with a catchy tune and great moves! Instructor Monica Mohn is a USA Dance national champion. No partner required. AEY717 Thursday Apr. 11 6-7 p.m. Aquila Gym 1 Session $10

Sing With Confidence Do you love to sing? Are you looking to improve or gain confidence in your singing? Taught by Andrew Hey, a local professional musical theatre actor and soloist, this class aims to improve confidence and stage presence by focusing on learning physical technique, artistic style, basic music theory and most of all: having fun! For all skill and experience levels but especially aimed at beginners and intermediates. AEL767 Tuesdays May 7-28 7-8 p.m. Lenox 2 4 Sessions $59

Group Guitar Beginning Learn to play chords and melodies to your favorite songs in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We’ll cover basic strumming techniques and include guitar playing tips. Students must bring their own guitar and music stand, and purchase instruction book ($15) at first class. Instructor: Mary Klueh AEL760 Tuesdays Apr. 16-May 21 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Lounge 6 Sessions $5-$90*

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Country Music Jam Session

First Wednesday of each month 1-3 p.m.

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St. Louis Park Community Education strives to provide high quality lifelong learning opportunities to all community members. We realize that sometimes class fees pose a barrier to participation. So, in an effort to make learning more financially accessible, we are working with our partners to keep fees low. Check out the Free for All section on pages 28-30, and these great classes, priced on a sliding fee scale. There is no paperwork to fill out, simply choose the fee that matches your household income, and register.

Household Income Fee

Over $80,000 1st price

$50,000-$79,999 2nd price $35,000-$49,999 3rd price $20,000-$34,999 4th price

under $19,999 5th price

Driving Change: Intro to Ride Sharing Apps

Relax and Unwind: Yoga for Every Body

Learn the basics of ride sharing services. We will discuss pitfalls, functionality, dispute/resolution, setting up an account for payment and installation of commonly used mobile applications such as Lyft and Uber. Bring your device and leave knowing how best to get from point A to point B, safely, cost effectively and timely.

Want to do yoga, but think you’re too old, too fat, too out of shape, or that you don’t “look like a yogi?” This body-positive class was created for you! Gentle hatha yoga combined with breathing and mindfulness exercises will help you reduce stress while improving balance, strength and body awareness. No flexibility, experience or fancy spandex pants required! Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer

Instructor: Michael Boraas AEL747B Tuesday May 21 6-8 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session Sliding Fee: $25/$18/$10/$7/$2

Qi Gong This self-healing program is designed to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Any level of health can benefit from these simple exercises which can be done standing, sitting or lying down. You imagine being surrounded by healing, positive, universal energy of love and at the end there is a brief guided meditation. Instructor: Deborah Heltzer AEL747 Thursdays May 9-Jun.27 6-6:45 p.m. Lenox 108 8 Sessions Sliding Fee: $120/$84/$48/$30/$6

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Food as Medicine: Your Food and Mood Connection Learn about foods that impact your anxiety, depression, stress, and inflammation as well as principles for healthier eating using a lecture format. Take control of your health and be able to make food choices to help balance your mood. Instructor: Monica Peterson AEL703 Tuesday Apr. 23 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session Sliding scale: $29/$21/$12/$8/$2

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Tennis

XaBeat Dance Fitness

Serves, strokes and volleys will be covered as well as rules and court etiquette of this lifetime sport. Intermediate lessons are for those who understand the basics. For ages 13 and up. Rain-Out Policy If it is raining or has rained and the courts are wet, tennis classes will NOT meet. You will be notified when makeup lessons will be held. If we have particularly rainy weather and are unable to schedule all makeup lessons, we reserve the right to cancel a maximum of two lessons without refunds. Instructor: Loren Aldrich

This dance fitness program uses upbeat Top-40 music and easy to follow dance moves to create a party-like atmosphere! Wear tennis shoes. Instructor: Devan Sayles AEL716 Thursdays Apr. 25-May 30 7-8 p.m. Lenox Gym 6 Sessions Sliding Fee: $90/$63/$36/$23/$5

AEJ706 Beginning Mon./Wed. May 13-22 AEJ707 Intermediate Mon./Wed. Jun. 3-12 MS Tennis Courts 4 Sessions

6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sliding Fee: $59/$42/$24/$15/$3

QiYoga The best of both worlds: qigong movement and yoga poses combined creating a gentle, slow-paced, relaxing class. Meditative in nature, this class will help you manage stress; decrease anxiety and depression; stretch and soothe tense and tight muscles; tone your body; increase circulation; improve your balance; and increase your mental acuity and focus. For all body shapes and sizes and all levels of fitness and flexibility. No experience necessary. Ages 13+ welcome. Bring a yoga mat, yoga blanket, and yoga blocks. Instructor: Geneah Escobar AEL904 Tuesdays May 21-Jul. 9 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 8 Sessions Sliding Fee: $120/$84/$48/$30/$6

Wellness and Healing Exercises These evidenced-based practices have been proven to have measurable health benefits like enhancing the immune system and reducing inflammation. You will learn both CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and Qi-gong exercises. Qi-gong is from Traditional Chinese Medicine; CFT is a modern evidence based psychotherapy of Buddhist origins. Suitable for persons of all ages and physical abilities. Instructor: Rand Adams AEJ501 Saturdays Apr. 13-May 18 9-10 a.m. Central 25 6 Sessions Sliding Fee: $90/$63/$36/$23/$5

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Natural Sleep Strategies: Beauty Rest for All Are you waking up feeling like a beast instead of a beauty? Insomnia, middle of the night awakening, and poor sleep quality affect us all. Learn about sleep hygiene and steps to natural, restful sleep through lecture and practice of holistic mind and body techniques. Instructor: Monica Peterson AEL704 Tuesday May 14 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Sliding scale: $29/$21/$12/$8/$2

Discerning Whiteness: The Unacknowledged Barrier Join us in examining racialized assumptions, expectations, images, values, and beliefs, moving from abstract definition to vivid depiction. We’ll work to uncover what whiteness and white privilege look like in ourselves, local settings, our communities and workplaces. We’ll investigate how these create a white-normed culture and what we can do about it, using reading, activities, and discussion. Instructor: ASDIC Metamorphosis AEL737 Thursdays Jun. 6-13 7-9 p.m. Lenox 109 2 Sessions Sliding scale: $45/$32/$18/$12/$3

Language of Leaving As individuals prepare to pass out of body at the end of life, noticeable cues often appear in perception, language and dreams. Understanding those changes can make the transition through death less difficult to navigate. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith AEL735 Thursday May 16 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Sliding scale: $30/$21/$12/$8/$2

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Sprinkles from Heaven Series

Group Guitar Beginning

Learn to raise your energy vibration to attract more good into your life, move into your next level of spiritual growth, and become aware of spirit signs to guide you on your path. Join Carolyn Jaynes for this inspiring series. Carolyn’s books, “Sprinkles from Heaven” and “Twinkles from Heaven,” will be available for optional purchase at class. See page 36 for details. AEL761 Tuesdays May 14-Jun. 4 6-8 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 4 sessions Sliding scale: $60/$42/$24/$15/$3

Learn to play chords and melodies to your favorite songs in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We’ll cover basic strumming techniques and include guitar playing tips. Students must bring their own guitar and music stand, and purchase instruction book ($15) at first class. Instructor: Mary Klueh AEL760 Tuesdays Apr. 16-May 21 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Lounge 6 Sessions Sliding scale: $90/$63/$36/$23/$5

Conducting a Financially Aware College Search The Wall Street Journal recently reported that tuition discount rates at private colleges reached a record 49.9% for freshman. Learn how you can increase your likelihood of capturing some of these savings! My goal is to help you identify colleges that might be a good financial fit (based on anticipated aid) for your family’s budget before your child applies to college. We’ll focus on best practices around financing a college education and how colleges make decisions around financial aid. There is a “hands on” component where you can search for the financial aid histories of colleges that your child might be interested in. Instructor Mike DeVaughn is a professor of business strategy and the faculty director of the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas. AEL936 Tuesdays May 7-14 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 110 2 Sessions Sliding scale: $30/$21/$12/$8/$2

Jazz Dance for Beginners Learn the fundamentals of jazz technique and improve strength and flexibility. We will dance to music from decades of the past and explore classic, Broadway, contemporary, and jazz funk. Jazz shoes are not required, but are strongly recommended. All ages, genders, and skill levels welcome. Instructor: Hannah Thomas

AEY755

Wednesdays Aquila Gym

AEY955

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Summer Spanish Jumpstart! Maintain and enhance Spanish skills while school is out of session. You’ll get tools to: Use common phrases, greetings, and salutations; Memorize applicable vocabulary; Form basic sentences on your own; Use music, books, and movies in language development. For all levels. Families welcome with childcare provided for children under 12. Instructor: Joy Stephansen

AEY716A MS Media Center Wednesday May 22 AEY716B MS Media Center Saturday Jun. 1 AEY716C MS Media Center Wednesday Jun. 12 AEY716D Central 217 Saturday Jun. 22 All sections

1 session

6:30-8:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 a.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sliding scale: $40/$28/$16/$10/$2

Transitioning to Retirement: Joy, Purpose, Meaning Retirement is one of life’s biggest transitions that can bring freedom, flexibility and often an entirely new state of mind. But be aware, it can initially be an abrupt social, emotional and intellectual change. We will discuss the myths and realities that surround retirement. How to find purpose, how to stay socially connected and reinventing yourself, and what you can become. Instructor: Bob Koehler AEL723 Wednesday May 22 6-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Sliding scale: $25/$18/$10/$7/$2

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Up Your Game with LinkedIn Learn how to navigate this powerful job search tool and professional networking technology, and strategies to use it to achieve success. Users will set up a profile and begin connecting with others. Instructor Michael Boraas has been in corporate recruiting for 20+ years. AEL748 Tuesday Apr. 30 6-8 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session Sliding scale: $25/$18/$10/$7/$2

International Visakha Bucha Day Come learn about this important Buddhist holiday (May 19th this year), how it’s celebrated and what festivities are taking place right here in St. Louis Park! AEL773 Monday May 13 6-8 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session Sliding scale: $30/$21/$12/$8/$2

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Iftar Dinner The St. Louis Park Police Department MAC (Multicultural Advisory Committee) is hosting an Iftar Open House, which is an educational Iftar (the meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan). See page 3 for details. Qualifies for 2.0 General CEUs, certificates available at class. AEL731 Wednesday May 15 7:30-9:30 p.m. Lenox Cafeteria 1 Session Sliding scale: $40/$28/$16/$10/$4

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Foreign Film Movie & Discussion Join fellow film fans in the Little Theater at Lenox to watch and discuss engaging and thought-provoking foreign films. We’ll view the movie and then have time for focused discussion led by Lisa Kjellander from the SLP Library. See full film descriptions online. Sponsored by Friends of the St. Louis Park Library.

AEL-Kite (The kite / Le cerf-volant) AEL-Hichki AEL-Godzilla (Shin Godzilla) AEL-Lives (Das Leben der Anderen / The lives of others) Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater

Apr. 10 Apr. 17 Apr. 24 May 1 Free

Foreign Film Movie & Discussion will continue this summer. See titles and descriptions on line. Tuesdays Jun. 11-Jul. 2 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater Free

Good Life Expo Focused on bringing together all that makes for a good life! Connect with people and small business owners from all over the twin cities who are committed to healthy mind, body, and spirit. We invite you to meet new people, connect with friends and practitioners and try new things at the Good Life Expo. Find products and experiences that bring joy to your soul. We’ll have energy workers, handmade jewelry, home goods like pottery and art, essential oils, rocks, crystals and more. Join us for this Saturday event at the Good Life Expo! www.ExpoGoodLife.com. No registration required. Hosts Heidi Steffens, owner of My Spirit Experience in St Louis Park www.myspiritexperience.com and Michelle Aalbers, owner of Synchrony L.L.C. www.synchronytyb.com. No registration needed. Saturday May 11 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 10 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Central Gym Free

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Civic Engagement and Elections 101 Changes are happening for St. Louis Park and this is your chance to learn more. Come learn about ranked choice voting, how elections happen, and more. Discover what goes on behind the scenes on Election Day and learn more about our community outreach best practices. Class will not include any political discussions and will instead focus on how we provide free and fair elections to everyone. Refreshments provided. Instructors Robert Stokka and Michael Sund are the elections specialists for the City of St. Louis Park.

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AEL719A Monday AEL719B Thursday AEL719C Monday AEL719D Thursday All sessions

Apr. 29 5:15-6:15 p.m. May 9 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Jun. 3 5:15-6:15 p.m. Jun. 6 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Yoga for All This gentle hatha yoga class is perfect for beginners. Classes can be completed on a mat or seated in a chair. No experience or flexibility required. Bring a yoga mat. Offered by Peaceful Mind Yoga. Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer

AEJ794 (No class May 25)

Saturdays Apr. 13-Jun. 22 9-10 a.m. MS Gym 10 Sessions Free AEC994 (Aug. 10 class is held in Central 25) Saturdays Jun. 29-Aug. 31 9-10 a.m. Central Gym 10 Sessions Free

Heart of the Matter Community Discussions

This new series was created and sponsored by the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC). We will facilitate a community discussion on different topics each fall, winter and spring. This spring we are partnering with Friends of the Arts.

Creativity in Community — A Conversation with local artists The work of artists is all around us. Yes, you can find it inside the walls of museums and galleries and on stages of theaters and concert halls, but you also find it in all shapes and forms throughout the community. Through their creative work, artists effect change in ways that invigorate local economy, attract tourists, bridge cultural differences, improve public safety, and strengthen community identity and collective voice. In ways both big and small, art brings us together and strengthens communities. Join us for a panel discussion with artists who are connected to our St. Louis Park community. Learn about what fuels their creative work, how they navgate the creative process and how their artwork makes a difference in our communities. Artist panelists: Stacia Goodman, Mari Harris, Dan Israel, Xiaojie Liu. AEL782

Thursday, May 2

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Join CEAC CEAC advises Community Education staff on its programs and is a space where people work together on community needs. Get involved. Network. Partner. Share your ideas. Join us and find out more!

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Native American Studies Video Series Join Dr. Elizabeth Rowan Keith, a professor of Native American Studies. We will watch a film about each topic and have a discussion on how these pieces of our past have created the world we know today. Each session qualifies for 3.0 hours General CEU’s, certificates available at class. Sponsored by the Dept. of Teaching and Learning with St. Louis Park Public Schools. All classes are held in the Lenox Little Theater and are free. See full descriptions online.

AEL-Trudell AEL-Seed AEL-Daughter AEL-Cave AEL-America

Thursday Monday Thursday Monday Thursday

Mar. 28 Apr. 8 Apr. 25 May 13 May 30

6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

Minnesota Help Network Learn how to navigate the Minnesota Help.info database to find helpful resources available in Minnesota. The presentation will demonstrate how users can create directories, save searches and plans, and compare services side-by-side. We will introduce you to the Long-term Care Choices Navigator, a tool to help seniors and their caregivers find aging services that assist seniors to live and age well in the community. Instructor: Lukus Zuker, Senior Linkage Line MAAA. SRL976 Tuesday Jul. 9 10-11 a.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session Free

Lunch and Learn: Estate Sales Most people have too much stuff, and eventually, they get rid of old possessions, perhaps by donating them or holding a garage sale. But what about an entire house full of items all at once? The process can be overwhelming, but there are professionals who can help you organize an estate sale and sell all these items efficiently Join Eric and Dee Holseth with Old iS Knew LLC, along with Dan & Mary Tillman with Coldwell Banker Burnet, as they discuss estate sales and tips to market your house during one. Lunch will be served and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. SRL977 Tuesday Apr. 23 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session Free

New to Medicare This presentation reviews what is covered by Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare, as well as Medicare supplement options available. The enrollment process and options for enrollment in Medicare will be discussed along with the personal costs of the program. We will address the donut hole and eligibility for extra help with prescription drug costs. We will introduce the services of the Senior LinkAge LineÂŽ that include assistance making personal comparisons using the Medicare.gov website and the Health Care Choices booklet, published by the Minnesota Board on Aging. Instructor: Lukus Zuker, Senior Linkage Line MAAA. SRL968 Thursday May 2 4:30-6 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Free

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Bike Maintenance - Basic

Bike Maintenance - Intermediate

Learn simple repairs that anyone can do in the garage and more importantly, the side of the road: flat repair, simple shifting and brake repair, lubing and cleaning of drive train, simple preventative maintenance, and tools every cyclist should keep with them while riding. Do not bring your bike. Instructor will bring bikes and tools for demonstration. Instructor: Matthew Hockers AEL710 Monday Apr. 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $19

Take your ability to maintain your own bike to the next level. This class focuses on maintenance that the cyclist can do at home including advanced shifting and braking systems, such as disc brakes, bearing systems for hubs and headsets, and wheel repair, and basic bike fittings and adjustments. You may bring your bike. Instructor will also bring bike and tools. Instructor: Matthew Hockers AEL711 Monday Apr. 22 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $25

A Conversation on Death and Dying What happens when we die? Are our loved ones at peace? What do they want us to know? Bring your questions and experiences you would like to share and we’ll talk! Instructor Victoria Juster’s students say: “Victoria was patient, kind and attentive to each person. She seemed to help everyone find an answer and/out of peace. Simply outstanding.” AEL770 Please do not wear any fragrance or scented products. Tuesday Apr. 30 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $35

Developing Intuition Everyone is born with the natural ability to access intuition. Reconnect with your inner voice, learn how to tell the difference between intuition and wishful thinking, and how to read your body’s intuitive signals. Please do not wear any fragrance or scented products. Instructor: Victoria Juster AEL755 Tuesday Apr. 9 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $35

Broadening Your Knowledge of Investing Don’t know the difference between bonds and stocks? Learn about rules for investing and how to develop a strategy, what it means to diversify a portfolio and how to invest for the long term - all focusing on what you can control. Instructor: Sara Valesano, Edward Jones AEL765 Thursday Apr. 18 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $19

Estate Planning Solutions When should a Trust be considered, and when is a Will sufficient? Why are a Health Care Directive and Power of Attorney needed during your lifetime? What methods are available to help protect your children’s inheritance? Get these answers and learn ways to avoid probate. Discussion of common mistakes will help you avoid the unwanted consequences that others have faced. Bonnie Wittenburg, an estate planning, probate and trust administration lawyer, will lead this presentation.

AEL549

Tuesday Lenox 109

AEL749

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Apr. 30 1 Session

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Buying Your First Home Home ownership is an incredible opportunity. Learn the steps to getting into your first home, and understand the financing process, including challenging credit issues. You’ll get an overview of the search process and identify the roles that your lender and realtor play. Presented and co-sponsored by Jodi Williams with Keller Williams Integrity Lakes, Randi Livon of Alerus Mortgage / NMLS 460415. Heidi Erickson of MN Housing Finance Agency is also a presenter.

AEL701 Thursday Lenox 115

Apr. 18 1 Session

7-8:30 p.m. $2

Financial Conversations for Women Examines why women’s financial issues are often different than men’s, such as living longer or being more likely to work part-time. Learn five questions to ask yourself and the key elements to plan, protect and prepare for your future. Instructor: Eva Stukenberg, Thrivent Financial AEL570 Wednesday May 29 6-7 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $15

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Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

Before & After the Funeral

Whether you are up-sizing or downsizing, this course will provide an overview of the process of selling your home, including: Preparation for bringing your house to market (resources, inspections, disclosures). The five factors that determine what your property will sell for. From yard sign to sold—what happens once you go on the market. Financial strategies for getting into your next home while selling your current home. Presented and co-sponsored by Jodi Williams with Keller Williams Integrity Lakes, Randi Livon of Alerus Mortgage / NMLS 460415. AEL744 Tuesday May 14 7-8 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $2

After a loved one dies, family members are bombarded with questions related to decisions that must be made before the funeral. Working through those questions ahead of time will ease the burden on the deceased’s loved ones. A second flurry of activity occurs after the funeral related to the settlement of the estate. Learn when probate is and isn’t necessary, and outline the steps in settling the affairs. Bonnie Wittenburg, an estate planning, probate and trust administration lawyer, and Jeanne McGill, an independent funeral consultant, will lead the presentation. AEL728 Tuesday Apr. 16 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $15

Ghost Hunting 101

Ghost Hunting 102

See evidence from actual investigations, discover what equipment works best, and learn investigation ethics and proper investigating techniques. We’ll cover what you need to know from start to finish. You’ll even get hands-on experience with equipment and techniques. Instructor Heidi Steffens has been working as a spiritual worker and paranormal investigator for 10 years and she is the organizer of Minnesota Paranormal Research Society. AEC750 Mondays Apr. 29-May 6 7-9 p.m. Central 217 2 Sessions $39

You’ve learned the basics in Ghost Hunting 101, now let’s put your skills to the test! We run a full investigation, and an evidence reveal where we go over our findings from the investigation to present to the ‘client.’ Instructor: Heidi Steffens

AEY751 Wednesdays May 22-29 7-9 p.m. Peter Hobart Media Center 2 Sessions $39

AEY951

Thursdays Jun. 20-27 7-9 p.m. Peter Hobart Media Center 2 Sessions $39

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Makeup Bootcamp for Women 40 and Better When is the last time you updated your makeup and beauty regime? Has your skin changed over time? What about your hair color? Update your look with tips and techniques for ageless beauty. Learn about a variety of products, some may be completely new to you, application, and the latest trends in makeup and skincare. Instructor Julie Sherman is a makeup artist with 30 years of experience. No products or services will be sold. AEL729 Tuesday Apr. 2 7-9 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $40

How Wills and Trusts Can and Cannot Help You What is estate planning and who needs it? We will discuss property and how it should be titled to avoid probate and make for an easy transition in case of disability or death. We compare wills and trusts to see which is better for a particular individual, and look at the probate process. Leave armed with information to make informed decisions. Instructor Jeffrey Scott’s students say: “I would recommend this class to anybody who owns anything.” AEL721 Tuesday Apr. 23 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $19

Starting Your Family Tree We’ll cover using free tools for starting your family tree, how to gather and add family information, using free online databases and how to find other family tree information. Paper forms will be provided at the first class; feel free to bring your electronic device if you’ve already started your family tree online. Instructor: Mary Wickersham AEL574 Tuesdays Mar. 26-Apr. 9 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox 110 3 Sessions $40

Prepare Your Own Will This course will provide you with all the instruction, forms, witnesses and notaries necessary to allow most everyone to prepare and walk away with his/her own simple will. Will forms are included in tuition. Instructor Adam Altman is a practicing attorney experienced in drafting wills. Please bring a blue pen with you to class.

AEL706

Wednesday Apr. 3 Lenox Cafeteria

AEL906

Monday Jun. 3 Lenox Cafeteria

AEL907

Wednesday Aug. 7 Lenox 115 1 Session

7-9 p.m. 1 Session $45 one/$80 two 7-9 p.m. 1 Session $45 one/$80 two

Transitioning to Retirement: Joy, Purpose and Meaning. Retirement is one of life’s biggest transitions that can bring freedom, flexibility and often an entirely new state of mind. But be aware, it can initially be an abrupt social, emotional and intellectual change. We will discuss the myths and realities that surround retirement. How to find purpose, how to stay socially connected and reinventing yourself, and what you can become. Instructor: Bob Koehler AEL723 Wednesday May 22 6-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $2-$25*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

What Happens After the Paychecks Stop: A Retirement Income Primer Seminar Learn how to budget for retirement expenses! We will identify potential sources of retirement income, look at expenses such as health care and assess risks like long term care. Instructor: Sara Valesano, Edward Jones AEL763 Thursday May 9 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $19

7-9 p.m. $45 one/$80 two

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Special

INTEREST Open Woodshop & Carving Club

What are Emotional Support Animals? Would you like to have a pet for emotional support in the housing you are currently in, but they aren’t allowed? Would you like to explore which species might be the best fit as an ESA animal for your lifestyle? Learn about what qualifies someone, what is involved with the selection/training, and legal rights involved. This seminar is for humans only. A demo dog will be at the training. Instructor: Patti Anderson AEL552 Wednesday May 1 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $19

Basic Home Repairs Electrical A few spots remain for these classes please check on line or call 952-928-6442. AEL543 Monday Mar. 18 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $39

Basic Home Repairs Plumbing AEL586 Monday Lenox 110

Mar. 25 1 Session

6-8:30 p.m. $39

Lenox has a shop with a variety of power and hand tools for your use. Woodworking experience required. Bring your project and tools and enjoy carving and conversation. Pay at the door - Please bring exact change, or check, payable to ISD 283. Instructor: Kevin Terry Tuesdays ongoing 6:30-9 p.m. Lenox Woodshop $5/$2* at door

Woodworking Shop

Lenox has a shop with a variety of power and hand tools for your use. You must be a member of the St. Louis Park Senior Program in order to participate. Mon.-Fri. (when supervised) 9 a.m.-noon Lenox Woodshop $2/day

Earn Your GED®. Graduate. Adult Basic Education (ABE): For adults who want to acquire or improve basic math, reading, grammar, or writing skills for employment or training. Learn skills for college and employment. GED® Preparation: Take day or evening classes to work toward your goal of earning your GED®. Classroom settings are enhanced by online opportunities to accelerate learning. GED® Testing: Test your GED® at our Pearson VUE® certified testing center located in Eisenhower Community Center. Testing information is available online at adultoptions.org.

Learn English.

English as a Second Language (ESL): Improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. Math classes are also offered. Classes focus on skills for work and life. Career-focused Classes: Employment classes include ESL for Healthcare Career Pathways, Medical Terminology, and Nursing Assistant Prep. Meet one-on-one with our Career Pathways Coun-selor for assistance with transition to college and employment. Program Features: Free classes. Licensed teachers. Exam proctoring and computer based testing services. Computer skills training. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification. Open enrollment. Online coursework to enhance/accelerate learning. Locations in St. Louis Park, Hopkins, and Minnetonka.

For registration or for more information call:

(952) 988-5343

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Eisenhower Community Center 1001 Highway 7 Hopkins, MN 55305

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Class Lifelong

HEADING LEARNING Sprinkles from Heaven Series Learn to raise your energy vibration to attract more good into your life, move into your next level of spiritual growth, and become aware of spirit signs to guide you on your path. Instructor Carolyn Jaynes’ books, “Sprinkles from Heaven” and “Twinkles from Heaven,” will be available for purchase at class.

Miracles, Spirit Signs and Divine Interventions

How to See Signs from Loved Ones in Spirit Do you believe in life after death? Have you had a meaningful experience you couldn’t explain? Raise your awareness of spirit signs from what people are seeing, hearing, feeling, and even smelling. You don’t need to be a medium to tap into the subtle energies.

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Tuesday

May 21

Basic Manifesting 101

Awareness of Your Abundance

Spirit is nudging, guiding, protecting and loving us with messages every day, but do you see them? Learn how to identify your signs and miracles, learn to be more receptive, and raise your energy vibration to attract miracles.

Does what you want manifest easily into your life, as if by magic? Do you know you have the power to attract more of what you want, when you don’t contradict it with your thoughts? Learn how to focus, envision, believe, and embody the truth of your good coming into being.

AEL761A

Bring more abundance into your life with easy, empowering tools that will change your thinking. Abundance is not all about money, your career, possessions or income. Abundance thinking is a spiritual concept of tapping into your inner worth, connecting with the unlimited universe of resources and receiving infinite possibilities.

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AEL761D

Tuesday

May 14

Lenox Little Theater

6-8 p.m.

Tuesday

May 28

Tuesday

Jun. 4

All classes: $20 each or register for the series: $3-$60*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

Genealogy Help Group

If Your Walls Could Talk

History of Garment Drafting

Share your family history questions with others. A short presentation on a genealogy topic will be followed by group discussion on genealogy puzzles. We will brainstorm how to research to find answers. Wi-Fi available; bring your own tablet or laptop computer if you wish to try out online resources during the session. Pre-registration accepted, walk-ins welcome! Instructor: Mary Wickersham AEL700 3rd Tuesday May-Aug 6-8 p.m. Lenox 109 4 Sessions $20 / $5 per time walk-in

Are you curious about your house’s history? Maybe you have wondered what changes have been made to it over the years or what was located around it when it was new. House detective Kathy Kullberg will introduce you to tools and procedures for sleuthing, beginning with city directories, census records, building permits and maybe even a photo of your house! This House History Workshop is taught by Kathy Kullberg in partnership with Hennepin History Museum. Class is held at the Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Ave South, Minneapolis. AEL771 Saturdays May 4-11 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Hennepin History Museum 2 Sessions $40

Local costume designer, Kathleen Richert, will give us a look at tailor’s tools from the nineteenth century. The spirit of the Industrial Revolution influenced the proliferation of systems that sought to put the knowledge an experienced dressmaker or tailor might acquire over a lifetime into the hands of homebased dressmakers. One advertisement says, “Any child can now learn to draft perfect fitting dresses from measure.” Another boasts, “You can make FIVE DOLLARS per day by using or selling the McDowell Garment Drafting Machine.” Instructor Kathleen Richert will show a selection of tools and explain how they work. AEL772 Wednesday Apr. 17 6-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $25

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Class Lifelong

HEADING LEARNING Movies with Bob DeFlores Instructor Bob DeFlores is known nationally as a film consultant and archivist. He supplies film for documentaries for major television networks. Over the years, Bob has worked with many celebrities on their film libraries. His presentations are huge favorites at Lenox. All classes include film screening and discussions, and are held in the Lenox Little Theater. All movies Wednesdays Lenox Little Theater

Hold That Ghost Mar. 27

This 1941 horror comedy film stars Abbott and Costello, and features Joan Davis, Evelyn Ankers and Richard Carlson. If you like comedy mixed with a little horror you will love this movie! SRL134

A Visit With Our Gang / Little Rascals Apr. 24

Our Gang (later known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach’s Rascals) was produced from 1922 to 1944. Bob will have wonderful stories about the characters, and a few surprises, too. SRL940

Ma and Pa Kettle at Home May 22

1-3:30 p.m. $10/$7*

This is the best of the Ma and Pa Kettle series. The Kettles are a wonderfully funny and heartwarming couple. Sit back and relax and enjoy comedy at its best! SRL941

Shirley Temple in Bright Eyes Jun. 26

This is the best of all the Shirley Temple movies. It was written just for her and displays all of her singing and terrific dancing abilities. Bob also has great extras to surprise you! SRL942

Driver Improvement Classes

These courses are offered through Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. To register call 1-888-234-1294. All classes are held at Lenox: Rm 115 or 108 Fee: $26 for 8-hour $22 for 4-hour.

8-Hour Course

Wed./Thurs. May 8 & 9

It Happened One Night Jul. 24

5-9 p.m.

4 hour Refresher Course Open to individuals who have completed the 8-hour class within the last three years.

4 Hour a.m. classes Thursday Monday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Thursday

Mar. 28 Apr. 22 May 15 Jun. 27 Jul. 18 Aug. 5

4 Hour p.m. classes Thursday Wednesday Tuesday

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Frank Capra’s seminal screwball comedy, which won all five major Academy Awards, remains unsurpassed by the countless romantic comedies it has inspired. SRL944

Apr. 11 May 29 Jun. 11

9 a.m.-1 p.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 5-9 p.m. 5-9 p.m. 1-5 p.m.

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Lifelong

LEARNING

Intro to Digital Cameras & Photography Have you always wanted to take great photos? Not sure how to use your Digital SLR or mirrorless camera? No worries! You’ll learn you to how to adjust your camera to take those great shots. We will take the mystery out of camera settings to understand which settings are really important, how each works, and how to use them! This class is designed for both new digital camera owners and beginning photographers. Instructor: Mike Woodard AEL780 Thursdays Apr. 11-May 2 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 4 Sessions $60

Photo Organization - Print & Digital Are your photographs in a box, drawer, phone, camera chip, external hard drive or all of the above? Are they securely backed up? SAVE - ORGANIZE - SHARE your photos. You’ll leave with options to access every photo you own and be able to share them with family and friends. Instructor: Susan H. DeJute AEL750 Thursday May 2 7-9 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $20

Intro to Improv Discover the basics of improvisation and acquire skills that will benefit you in your everyday life. Scared? Don’t be. No experience required. Gain confidence, learn how to fail easier—it’s inevitable, and think on your toes faster by acquiring the “yes, and” skill. Get to know people and have fun. This course will end with a small showcase on the last day that you will be able to invite friends or family. You’re ready for this! Co-sponsored by Minneapolis Community & Technical College. Please register at www.minneapolis.edu/continuinged or call 612.659.6500. No class Apr. 16

MCTC-87963 Tuesdays Apr. 2-May 7 Lenox Little Theater

6-8 p.m. 5 Sessions $105

Language of Leaving As individuals prepare to pass out of body at the end of life, noticeable cues often appear in perception, language and dreams. Understanding those changes can make the transition through death less difficult to navigate. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith AEL735 Thursday May 16 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $2-$30*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

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Performing on Broadway Just for the Fun of It! Learn the music, drama and dance of the Broadway musical. Devour a smorgasbord of Broadway songs for the pure pleasure of it, while using professional vocal techniques. Instructor: Homeward Bound Theater Company AEL736 Thursdays May 2-16 6-8 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 3 Sessions $75

Successful Relationships Enjoy a fun overview of major research regarding what makes relationships successful. Learn what science says through engaging, demonstrations and lectures in an inclusive and non-judgmental environment. Topics include: self-esteem, conflict resolution, love languages, communication, emotional regulation, professional resources and others. This class is not meant to be therapy or a substitute for professional counseling. Instructor: Andrew Hey is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in St. Louis Park and a regular performer in professional theatre productions Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, the Ordway Center, and Theatre Latté Da. AEL768 Tuesdays May 7-28 6-7 p.m. Lenox 2 4 Sessions $59

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Lifelong

LEARNING

What You Always Wanted to Know about Islam and Muslims Gain a better understanding of what Islam teaches and what Muslims practice. Learn basic terminology, demographics and differences between religion and culture, beliefs and practices of Muslims, and religious celebrations. Get your questions answered first hand. Class qualifies for 2.0 hours General CEUs - no specific licensure area. Certificates available at class. Instructor: Islamic Resource Group AEL519 Monday Mar. 25 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $7

Discerning Whiteness: The Unacknowledged Barrier Join us in examining racialized assumptions, expectations, values and beliefs, moving from abstract definition to vivid depiction. We’ll work to uncover what whiteness and white privilege look like in ourselves, local settings, our communities and workplaces. We’ll investigate how these create a white-normed culture and what we can do about it, using reading, activities, and discussion. Instructor: ASDIC Metamorphosis AEL737 Thursdays Jun. 6-13 7-9 p.m. Lenox 109 2 Sessions $3-$45*

General Education Diploma (GED) and Minnesota State Standard Adult Diploma: These prep classes provide students the guidance to be successful at obtaining a GED Certificate or a MN State Standard Adult Diploma. Students are given individualized instruction and allowed to take pretests. Lessons are customized based on student needs. Even if one does not need a High School diploma, classes can help improve basic math, reading, and writing. Classes can also prepare students for a general college entrance exam as well as college readiness. For more information or to register for classes, call 952988-5343.

Up Your Game with LinkedIn Learn how to navigate this powerful job search tool and professional networking technology, and strategies to use it to achieve success. Users will set up a profile and begin connecting with others. Instructor Michael Boraas has been in corporate recruiting for 20+ years. AEL748 Tuesday Apr. 30 6-8 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $2-$25*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

* Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for information.

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Minnesota Landmarks Video Photographer and story teller Doug Ohman will present his new exciting video production, “Landmarks.” Doug, alongside Pioneer TV, has produced this one-hour video highlighting churches, schoolhouses and barns of western Minnesota. SRL916 Monday Apr. 29 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

Name That Town Take a virtual tour throughout the State of Minnesota with photographer and storyteller Doug Ohman as he explores towns and villages. This program will focus on the history of the location with fun stories relating to the town names. SRL915 Monday Jul. 8 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

Moral Foundation Theory First proposed by Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham, Haidt popularized the idea in his 2012 book, “The Righteous Mind.” The subtitle, “Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion” foreshadows Haidt’s intent for the book. The class will explore the six moral pillars identified of the theory and learn how our instincts and emotions can be at odds with our reasoning, and it will try to answer the question, ‘Can we all get along?’ Cosponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Instructor: Jay Wetmore SRL909 Wednesdays Mar. 27-May 8 12:30-2 p.m. Lenox 115 7 Sessions $30/$25*

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LEARNING

Our Dreaming Mind - Basic Intro to Dreaming Some of the world’s greatest scientific breakthroughs were sparked in the realm of dreams, including many Nobel Prize winning discoveries. In a culture obsessed with productivity, we’ve forgotten how to tap into the power of dreams to better understand ourselves, unleash our creative potential and unravel the mysteries of life and science. Learn how to tap into the power of dreaming to co-create the future. Taught by internationally respected dream expert Sheila Asato. SRL930 Mondays Apr. 15-22 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 2 Sessions $20/$15*

Thursday Seminars with Dan Hartman Lenox Little Theater The Vietnam War

Explore the Vietnam War, a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. SRL153D Thursday Apr. 18 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $12/$10*

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Learn About Costa Rica

The History of Africa: 1500-1800

Join Lee Ann Landstrom and her photographs as you explore the various types of rain-forest and the multitude of birds, mammals, reptiles, and colorful plants. Compare the lowland jungle, the barren dry forest, and the ever-moist cloud forest. See monkeys, iguanas, poison dart frogs, and toucans. Finally, learn about tourist activities and local culture in this popular country. SRL922 Tuesday Jun. 11 1-2:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

This course examines the history of sub-Saharan Africa from the Portuguese invasion to the beginnings of European occupation. Two of the major issues examined will be the trade in enslaved humans and the West African jihads from the late 1700s to 1800. Readings, lectures, and discussions will be used in about equal proportions. Cosponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Minnesota. Instructor: Tom O’Toole SRL901 Wednesdays Mar. 27-May 8 10-11:30 a.m. Lenox 115 7 Sessions $30/$25*

* Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 12 for information.

Holocaust in Europe

The Holocaust, was a genocide in which some six million European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, and the World War II collaborators with the Nazis. The victims included 1.5 million children, and constituted about two-thirds of the nine million Jews who had previously resided in Continental Europe. Other groups of people were also killed by the Nazis during their reign of terror in Europe. Srl936 Thursday May 9 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $12/$10*

History of Immigration in America

Explore immigration, from the colonial era, to legislation restricting immigration, to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and more. SRL935 Thursday Jun. 20 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $12/$10*

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Trips and

Saint Paul Saints Game

TOURS

Don’t miss your chance to be taken out to the ball game! Reserved seats, concessions on your own. Saints VS Chicago Dogs. There is some walking from bus to seats. SRL903 Thursday May 23 5-10:30 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $52/$48*

Historic Little Falls Families “Hello Dolly” at the Orpheum Theater Seats are on the main floor. SRL103 Thursday Apr. 25 6:15-10:45 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $81/$77*

Coach Tour - Barns of Minnesota With Doug Ohman Enjoy a fun-filled day getting back to our farming roots. Doug’s barn tours are a favorite. We will explore the different styles of barns that tell a story of Minnesota’s agricultural roots. You’ll be given time to actually experience the destinations, flavors, culture, sights and yes, even the smells. Includes lunch. SRL923 Thursday May 30 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $86/$80*

Visit the Charles Lindbergh Historic Home and Museum for Lindbergh history and news from the era where Charles was an iconic figure. Then visit historic downtown Little Falls for lunch at the Black and White. See the murals and downtown shops. Tour the Linden Hill Historic Estate, overlooking the Mississippi River. Learn about the history of families from Little Falls. SRL905 Thursday Jul. 11 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $82/$78*

Hudson Luncheon Cruise Enjoy a beautiful boat ride along the shores of Minnesota on the Scenic St. Croix River. Includes sandwich buffet lunch, cash bar. After our cruise we’ll visit Knoke’s Chocolates and Nuts Store in Hudson. (Note: Water levels will determine the incline of the gangplank from the pier to the boat. Guests will be expected to walk about 3 blocks and manage narrow gangplanks to board and disembark from the boat. Walkers and portable wheelchairs will fit under the coach.) SRL904 Wednesday Jun. 19 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $74/$70*

National Eagle Center & Chickadee Cottage Gutherie Theater “Guys and Dolls” Includes lunch at the historic Depot Milwaukee Road Restaurant prior to the show. SRL906 Wednesday Aug. 7 9:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $88/$84*

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Begin with lunch at the Chickadee Cottage Café, then visit the National Eagle Center, a 15,000 square-foot building with a glassed-in observation deck for eagle watching. (Bring your binoculars.) Includes presentation about eagles. Shop at the Nelson Cheese Factory. Travel through the small riverside villages on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi on the way home. SRL907 Tuesday Sep. 17 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $77/$74*

Minneapolis Pops Orchestra at Nicollet Island The Pops Orchestra consists of 45 freelance musicians and members of performing groups in the area. Enjoy coffee and donuts prior to the one-hour concert held in the airconditioned Nicollet Island Pavilion. SRL967 Monday Jul. 15 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $16/$12*

How to Use Your Skill & Talent to Travel Free This class is offered one time this year! If you are working a 9-5 job and want more time & money to travel or are one of the 75-million baby boomers retiring & pursuing their travel dream, this class will show you how to use your talent, skill & life experience to travel free. Instructor, Gina Henry will show you how she has afforded to travel for free the past 25 years to 93 countries and all 50 states. A $15 material is paid to instructor at class and includes Gina’s 100-page book, “RETIRE EARLY & TRAVEL FREE” (normally retails for $39.95 & provides all the companies, web sites & contact information you need). Class is held at Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins, MN 55305 AEY720 Sunday Apr. 14 1-4:30 p.m. Eisenhower 213 1 Session $29

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Door County Tour

Savvy Travel: Increase your Travel IQ

Includes: Deluxe motor coach transportation, 3-night lodging at Rowley’s Bay Resort in Ellison Bay, WI Breakfast lunch and dinner each day at Rowley’s Bay Resort Evening performance at The Peninsula Players Theater. Take the ferry to Washington Island to tour attractions on the island. Shop in the unique villages of Door County and visit the Bjorklund Chapel in Baileys Harbor. Tour Eagle Bluff Light House in the Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek and visit the Door County Maritime Museum. Call 952.928.6443 for a detailed brochure.

Learn about DIY travel planning through online travel agencies and identify the latest trends and tools to reduce your travel budget while also exploring topics around safety, packing and miles & points programs. Instructor: Michael Boraas AEL769 Monday May 20 6-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $25

Oct. 1-4, 2019

Mackinac Island Trip

Sep. 16-20, 2019

Enjoy dining and shopping in the unique setting of Mackinac Island, where motor travel is not allowed. Rent a bicycle and see the island, go hiking, or join an architectural walking tour of the island. Maybe you would like to go to the stables and saddle up for a horseback ride. Includes lunch at the Grand Hotel. Call 952.928.6443 for a detailed brochure. 1 2/4/19 3:24 PM Page 1 Dist110March2019.qxp_Layout

Free Travel Preview Class Wednesday May 15

10-11 a.m. Lenox Little Theater

Free!

The Twin Cities’ Coolest Camp Experience! Taught by CDT theatre professionals!

Now Playing! Registration now open!

952.934.1525 800.362.3515

Challenging, unique and seriously fun!

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. One unforgettable trip down the aisle!

Week-long summer sessions for kids & teens ages 5-18 starting June 10

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Jessica Fredrickson

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World

LANGUAGES

French Bonjour! Our series of Beginning French courses will introduce you to the grammar and vocabulary used in a variety of situations. In an engaging and no-pressure atmosphere, you’ll learn to greet others and present yourself, give and ask for information used in daily life conversations and be able to describe different objects. As you progress through the series, you’ll be able to engage in deeper conversations, express your opinions, and communicate in professional or more formal environments. Courses are designed to be taken sequentially, with subsequent classes reviewing and reinforcing your previous learning. Instructor Sarah Jones-Boardman, PhD, has been teaching French for over a decade at the University of Minnesota. She lived in France where she taught at primary and secondary schools and a French university. Co-sponsored by Minneapolis Community & Technical College. 12 CH/1.2 CEUs Please register at www.minneapolis.edu/continuinged or call 612.659.6500.

Maintain and enhance Spanish skills while school is out of session. You’ll get tools to: Use common phrases, greetings, and salutations; Memorize applicable vocabulary; Form basic sentences on your own; Use music, books, and movies in language development. For all levels. Families welcome with childcare provided for children under 12. Please note in registration if childcare is needed. Instructor: Joy Stephansen

LEVEL III #77963

AEY716A

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions

Apr. 25-May 30 Lenox 2 $150/$135* LEVEL IV #77966 (No class Jul. 4) Thursdays Jun. 6-Jul. 18 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 2 6 Sessions $150/$135*

Save! *Register for two levels of French for $270. Enter LANG at checkout on MCTC site. (Discounts applied in error will be reversed.)

Summer Spanish Jumpstart!

Wednesday May 22 6:30-8:30 p.m. MS Media Center 1 Session $2-$40*

AEY716B

Saturday Jun. 1 9:30-11:30 a.m. MS Media Center 1 Session $2-$40*

AEY716C

Wednesday Jun. 12 6:30-8:30 p.m. MS Media Center 1 Session $2-$40*

AEY716D

Saturday Central 217

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Jun. 22 9:30-11:30 a.m. 1 Session $2-$40*

What You Want: Applicable Spanish for Adult Language Learners Does your child know more Spanish than you? Learn to introduce yourself and converse with educators in Spanish, understand homework and assist your student, and encourage bilingualism with practice at home. Gain the confidence to help students transfer what they learn in school to using their skills in the community. Class focuses on listening, reading and language for everyday life. Instructor: Joy Stephansen

AEL714 Mondays Lenox 110

Apr. 8-May 13 6 Sessions

6:30-8 p.m. $120

Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

English Classes (ESL/ELL) Learn and improve your English skills! Classes are free and offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Taught by licensed teachers, these engaging lessons help students improve speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Six levels of English instruction are provided from beginning to advanced. In addition to in-class lessons, students who enroll in this program will be provided log-in access to online learning to accelerate with additional practice available outside of class time. To register for classes, call 952-988-5343.

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Parent volunteers sponsor family events, raise funds for scholarships, and advise the program manager on program and budget issues. Meetings are the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. All are welcome. Free childcare during meetings. Contact Mary Juberian, 952.928.6778, juberian.mary@slpschools.org for more information. Join us at www.Facebook. com/st.louisparkECFE

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An Early Childhood Family Education program of the St. Louis Park Public Schools.

Children from birth to kindergarten learn through play and interaction and parents participate in a discussion group.

On-site sibling childcare is offered during ECFE class time for an additional fee.

Contact a Parent Educator If you would like to discuss any parenting concerns or questions, please call Cindy at 952.847.0533 to set up a personal phone call with a parent educator. Join us on: Facebook.com/st.louisparkECFE

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Licensed Early Childhood teachers

Experienced classroom assistants

Licensed Parent Educators

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Non-Separating Classes – Parent

Separating Classes – Parent discussion

Home Visiting Program – Individual visits

discussion takes place in the same classroom as the children. takes place in a different classroom during part of the class.

tailored to your family’s needs - Call 952.847.0533 to schedule a visit.

Friday, April 12

5-8 p.m. $3 early bird admission

Saturday, April 13

8-9 a.m. $3 early bird admission 9 a.m. Free admission 11-11:30 a.m. Consignors can pick up items 11:30 a.m.-noon Everything you can fit in a bag for $5

Located in Central Community Center Gym 6300 Walker Street Credit cards accepted

Proceeds will benefit ECFE scholarships and programs

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Early Childhood Family

EDUCATION

HUG One-To-One Visits One-to-one visits are offered with no fee to support all expectant families and families with children up to two years old. • One-to-one visits with a caring, knowledgeable MN licensed parent educator. • Current information on parenting, infant development, and community resources. • A Welcome New Baby gift. • Opportunities to connect with other families with newborns in the area and more! One-to one visits are offered through a partnership with Helping Us Grow (HUG). For information or to arrange a visit, please call 952-928-6785 or visit www.slpcommunityed.com.

Early Childhood Screening Early Learning Services conducts screenings for St. Louis Park children to help identify children who may benefit from early childhood services before they enter school and connects them with the appropriate resources and programs. •

This free service is required by the State of Minnesota.

The ideal age is 3 ½ - 4 years old.

Screening includes a vision, hearing, and developmental assessment, as well as an opportunity to discuss any family circumstance that you feel may affect your child’s learning readiness.

Screenings are conducted at Central Clinic (enter from 35th St. & Wooddale Ave., entrance #7).

Appointments required.

To register online go to www.slpcommunityed.com, choose Birth to Five category and next choose Early Childhood Screening or call 952-928-6774.

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Early Learning

PRESCHOOL

Looking for a great preschool for fall 2019?

Looking for the best preschool for your child to discover & learn? Here’s why to choose St. Louis Park Early Learning Preschool: •

Professional, highly qualified and nurturing educators.

We are the only preschool that is part of the St. Louis Park Public Schools system.

Classes received the highest Parent Aware rating from the Minnesota Department of Education.

Flexible schedules.

Big Day for PreK research-based curriculum.

We are a diverse community of learners, with integrated classrooms, just like the larger St. Louis Park community.

The program is aligned with the St. Louis Park Public Schools kindergarten program to ensure a smooth transition.

How Do I Choose? •

Find your child’s age as of 9/1/2019.

Find the time/days that work best for your child and your family.

How Do I Register? •

Online: at slpcommunityed.com or

Mail or in person: Central Community Center 6300 Walker Street St. Louis Park, MN 55416

If you need registration assistance, come in and we will help you.

St. Louis Park EARLY LEARNING Preschool

A $75 non-refundable registration fee is required to enroll. Fees support our Early Learning Preschool programs. Automatic monthly payment required.

Learn English while your child attends preschool. Call 952-988-5343.

ECFE Spring Picnic

Join us for this family potluck picnic to hang out with your ECFE classmates. Picnic will be held at Oak Hill Park’s main picnic shelter. Families are invited to come, play and have a great time! Tours are available!

If you would like to schedule a tour or get more information about the programs, email Heidi Middleton at middleton.heidi@ slpschools.org or call 952.928-6785 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Registration

INFORMATION Classes begin the week of September 9, 2019 and end the week of June 5, 2020. Preschool Tuition Assistance Income Eligibility Chart Based on Family Income Note: Subject to 2019 adjustments. Household Size

95% Discount

70% Discount

Annual Family

Annual Family

Income

Income

2

$21,398

$30,451

3

$27,014

$38,443

4

$32,630

$46,435

5

$38,264

$54,427

6

$43,862

$62,419

$5,616

$7,992

For each additional family member add:

Questions? Call Heidi at Central Community Center: 952.928.6785. Classes meet at Central Community Center 6300 Walker Street St. Louis Park

Limited funds available.

Fall 2019 Early Learning class schedule for 3-year-olds (33-47 months) Days

#Days/week

Time

Monthly Fee

Class

3 days

9:15-11:45 a.m.

$249 per month

EL3-1

T/TH

2 days

9:15-11:45 a.m.

$184 per month

EL3-2

M/W

2 days

9:15-11:45 a.m.

$184 per month

EL3-3

T/TH/F

3 days

9:15-11:45 a.m.

$249 per month

EL3-4

M-TH M/T/W T/W/TH

4 days 3 days 3 days

9-11:30 a.m. 9-11:30 a.m. 9-11:30 a.m.

$315 per month $249 per month $249 per month

EL3-5 EL3-6 EL3-7

4 days

12:25-2:55 p.m.

$315 per month

EL3-10

2 days

12:25-2:55 p.m.

$184 per month

EL3-11

2 days

12:25-2:55 p.m.

$184 per month

EL3-12

MORNING Classes: M/W/F

AFTERNOON Classes: M-TH M/W T/TH

Fall 2019 Early Learning class schedule for 4 year olds (48 months--5 years) Days

#Days/week

Time

Monthly Fee

Class

4 days

9-11:30 a.m.

$315 per month

EL4-1

M/T/W

3 days

9-11:30 a.m.

$249 per month

EL4-2

M/W/TH

3 days

9-11:30 a.m.

$249 per month

EL4-3

M-F

5 days

9-11:30 a.m.

$389 per month

EL4-4

4 days

12:25-2:55 p.m.

$315 per month

EL4-10

MORNING Classes: M-TH

AFTERNOON Classes: M-TH W

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KIDS PLACE

Childcare CONTACT US Kids Place Office Central Community Center 6300 Walker Street St. Louis Park, MN 55416 (952) 928-6764 kidsplace@slpschools.org

Kids Place provides exceptional child care options for working families. As part of St. Louis Park Public Schools, we share the district’s commitment to ensure all students are provided safe, nurturing environments in which to learn and grow.

Grades K-5 • Before and after school care available at your child’s school. • Full-day child care on non-school days. • Balanced schedule includes structured enrichment activities as well as supervised play time for children to explore their own interests. • Focus on building friendships. • After-school snack included.

PROGRAM HOURS • Open 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. • Monday through Friday • Year-Round

LOCATIONS • Aquila Elementary • Central Community Center/PSI • Lenox Community Center

K-5 Daily Rates: 2019-2020

• Peter Hobart Elementary • Susan Lindgren Elementary

5 days per week

1-4 days per week

STAFF • St. Louis Park Public Schools employees • Certified in CPR and First Aid • Low staff turnover

REGISTRATION • Register online at www.slpcommunityed.com/ childcare • Allow up to 5 days to process registration before start date.

Before School Care After School Care Extended care on Early Release Days

Childcare rates for the 2019-2020 school year will be determined Spring, 2019.

Full day care on non-school days Fee assistance is available for those who qualify through a Hennepin County Child Care Assistance program. Call (612) 348-5937 for more information.

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KIDS PLACE

PRESCHOOL

Kids Place For Preschoolers • High quality, full-day preschool program with extended hours to accommodate the needs of working parents. • Ages 33 months- 5 years. • Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. year-round. • Proven effective kindergarten readiness curriculum provides instruction through play in all learning domains:

social emotional development

oral language and vocabulary

emergent reading

emergent writing

mathematics

science

social studies

fine arts and music • physical development

Schedule and Location Options Central:

Preschool Daily Rates: 2019-2020 Location

#Days/week

Time

Cost/Day

Central & Lenox

5 days/week

6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

$57.00/day

Central & Lenox

2-4 days/week

6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

$62.00/day

Lenox

5 days/week

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$43.00/day

Lenox

2-4 days/week

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$47.00/day

Fee assistance is available for those who qualify through a Hennepin County Child Care Assistance program. Call (612) 348-5937 for more information.

• C hoose 2-5 full days/week (between 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Lenox: • Choose 2-5 full days/week (between 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) • Choose 2-5 full days/week (between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

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Aquatics

LESSONS

No cancellation refunds will be given after first week of class.

INFANT/PRESCHOOL INSTRUCTION: Designed to focus on water adjustment activities, supported movements, water safety, and basic swimming skills. One parent/adult must accompany child in the water. If not toilet trained, children need to wear plastic pants or swim diapers. AGES

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

SESSIONS

LOCATION

FEE

5 months -

SW700

Mondays

Apr. 8-Jun. 3

May 27

10:30-11 a.m.

8

Central Pool

$52

4 years

SW701 SW702 SW703

Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays

Apr. 9-May 28 Apr. 11-May 30 Apr. 13-Jun. 1

Apr. 20

6:30-7 p.m. 6:30-7 p.m. 11-11:30 a.m.

8 8 7

Central Pool Central Pool Central Pool

$52 $52 $45.50

SHORTY BEGINNER SWIM LESSONS: For the preschooler who is not afraid of the water. Students will be in the water with an instructor working on Red Cross Levels 1-2. Small class ratio helps children learn quickly. Skills include blowing bubbles, front & back float, kicking, submerging, and beginner stroke. Water is 42” deep so students must be comfortable holding on to the side of the pool for short periods of time. This class may be repeated several times. AGES 3-6 years

CLASS# SW704 SW705 SW706

DAY Mondays Mondays Mondays

DATES Apr. 8-Jun. 3 Apr. 8-Jun. 3 Apr. 8-Jun. 3

SW707 SW708

Tuesdays Thursdays

Apr. 9-May 28 Apr. 11-May 30

SW709 SW710

Fridays Fridays

Apr. 12-May 31 Apr. 12-May 31

SW711

Saturdays

SW712

Saturdays

NO CLASS May 27 May 27 May 27

TIME 11-11:30 a.m. 1-1:30 p.m. 5-5:30 p.m.

SESSIONS 8 8 8

LOCATION Central Pool Central Pool Central Pool

FEE $60 $60 $60

1-1:30 p.m. 11-11:30 a.m.

8 8

Central Pool Central Pool

$60 $60

Apr. 19 Apr. 19

11-11:30 a.m. 1-1:30 p.m.

7 7

Central Pool Central Pool

$52.50 $52.50

Apr. 13-Jun. 1

Apr. 20

9-9:30 a.m.

7

Central Pool

$52.50

Apr. 13-Jun. 1

Apr. 20

8:30-9 a.m.

7

Central Pool

$52.50

SWIM SCHOOL LEVEL 1-3B: Red Cross Level 1 (Introduction to Water Skills) through Level 3B (Stroke Development). Each class will work on skills pertaining to their level. Parents may watch the lessons. If you are not sure which level your child is in, we will test on the first day. Children should be 42” at the chin in order to be in this class. AGES 6 - 13

CLASS# SW713 SW714

DAY Mondays Saturdays

DATES Apr. 8-Jun. 3 Apr. 13-Jun. 1

NO CLASS May 27 Apr. 20

TIME 5:30-6:15 p.m. 9:30-10:15 a.m.

SESSIONS 8 7

LOCATION Central Pool Central Pool

FEE $68 $79.50

SWIM SCHOOL LEVEL 2B-6: Red Cross Level 2B (fundamental aquatic skills) through Level 6 (advanced skills). Children should be

able to float independently and submerge face. Each class works on skills pertaining to their level. Parents may watch lessons. If you are not sure which level your child is in, we will test the first day. Children should be 42” at the chin in order to be in this class.

AGES 6 -13

CLASS# SW715

DAY Mondays

DATES Apr. 8-Jun. 3

NO CLASS May 20

TIME 6:15-7 p.m.

SESSIONS 8

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $68

SW716

Saturdays

Apr. 13-Jun. 1

Apr. 20

10:15-11 a.m.

7

Central Pool

$79.50

Adult Lap Swimming No pre-registration is necessary. Swim passes are available at the pool. Closed April 19 and May 27 Mon-Fri

50

Apr. 8-Jun. 7

All Ages

Central Pool

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

$3/per person at the door

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LESSONS

No cancellation refunds will be given after first week of class.

WATER EXERCISE: A shallow water, total-body workout including aerobics, toning, strength training and stretching. The resistance of the water provides great opportunities for improving the health of your heart, muscles and mind. No swimming ability is necessary to participate but participants should feel comfortable moving in the water.

AGES Adults

CLASS# SW717

DAY Mondays

DATES Apr. 8-Jun. 3

NO CLASS May 27

SW718

Thursdays

Apr. 11-May 30

TIME 7-8 p.m.

SESSIONS 8

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $68

7-8 p.m.

8

Central Pool

$68

ADULT SWIM LESSONS: Designed for beginners or intermediate swimmers. Individualized instruction allows swimmers to progress at their own rate. Practice time will be included in class time. AGES Women Only

CLASS# SW719

DAY Tuesdays

DATES Apr. 9-May 28

Co-ed

SW720

Thursdays

Apr. 11-May 30

NO CLASS

TIME 7-7:45 p.m.

SESSIONS 8

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $68

8-8:45 p.m.

8

Central Pool

$68

AQUAFINS SYNCHRONIZED SWIM For swimmers in grades 1-8 who are not participating in high school synchro program. For more information contact coaching staff at mnaquafins@gmail.com, or Cathy Taylor at 952-928-6780. All classes are held in the Middle School pool. SW730 Mar. 11-May 18 $270 Mondays 6:30-8 p.m. Saturdays 8-10 a.m. SW731 Mar. 11-May 18 $290 Mon./Thurs. 6:30-8 p.m. Saturdays 8-10 a.m.

Family & Lap Open Swim Central pool will have 4 lanes for lap swim, 2 lanes for family swim. Parents: accompany your children. Swim passes are available at the pool. Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Apr. 9-May 30 Central Pool Apr. 13-Jun. 1 Central Pool

$3/per person at the door

Log Rolling: Open to Ages 6 - Adult CLASS # SW726

DAY

DATE

Saturdays Apr. 13-May 18

TIME

# SESS

1-2 p.m.

5

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $40

You must be able to swim. No class April 20

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Gymnastics

LESSONS

No cancellation refunds will be given after first week of class.

TUMBLETOTS: Emphasizes basic motor and movement skills. A parent or guardian is required to assist at every class. AGES

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

2 yrs

G701

Mondays

Apr. 8-May 20

5:45-6:15 p.m.

G702

Tuesdays

Apr. 9-May 21

5-5:30 p.m.

G703 G704 G705

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

Apr. 9-May 21 Apr. 10-May 22 Apr. 11-May 23

5:30-6 p.m. 10:15-10:45 a.m. 5-5:30 p.m.

SESS

COACH

FEE

7

Dawn Thielen

$63

7

Erica Frey

$63

7 7 7

Whitney Koliha Kristi Loeck Erica Frey

$63 $63 $63

CRICKETS: Intro to gymnastics, designed for preschool-aged children. Parents are strongly encouraged to assist during class. AGES

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

3-4 yrs

G706 G707 G708 G709

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

Apr. 8-May 20 Apr. 9-May 21 Apr. 10-May 22 Apr. 11-May 23

G710

Saturdays

Apr. 13-May 18

G711

Tuesdays

G712 G713 G714

4-5 yrs

NO CLASS

COACH

FEE

5:15-6 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m. 10:45-11:30 a.m. 5:30-6:15 p.m.

7 7 7 7

Courtney Hanson Whitney Koliha Kristi Loeck Erica Frey

$77 $77 $77 $77

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

5

Courtney Hanson

$55

Apr. 9-May 21

4:45-5:30 p.m.

7

Whitney Koliha

$77

Wednesdays Wednesdays

Apr. 10-May 22 Apr. 10-May 22

9:30-10:15 a.m. 5:15-6 p.m.

7 7

Kristi Loeck Olivia Krueger

$77 $77

Thursdays

Apr. 11-May 23

6:15-7 p.m.

7

Erica Frey

$77

COACH

FEE

Dawn Thielen

$77

Apr. 20

TIME

SESS

CRICKETS II: A more challenging preschool class. Instructor recommendation is required. AGES

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

4-6 yrs

G715

Mondays

Apr. 8-May 20

NO CLASS

TIME

6:15-7 p.m.

SESS

7

BEGINNER I: An introductory-level class for children in kindergarten and above. No experience necessary. AGES

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

COACH

FEE

5+

G716

Mondays

Apr. 8-May 20

NO CLASS

6-7 p.m.

7

Olivia Krueger

$88

G717 G718

Tuesdays Wednesdays

Apr. 9-May 21 Apr. 10-May 22

5:30-6:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m.

7 7

Erica Frey Olivia Krueger

$88 $88

G719

Thursdays

Apr. 11-May 23

6:15-7:15 p.m.

7

Olivia Krueger

$88

G720

Saturdays

Apr. 13-May 18

10:30-11:30 a.m.

5

Courtney Hanson

$63

Apr. 20

TIME

SESS

BEGINNER II: For students who have mastered Beginner I. Skills are emphasized as well as strength, endurance and flexibility. AGES

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

6+

G721 G722 G723

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays

Apr. 8-May 20 Apr. 9-May 21 Apr. 10-May 22

7-8 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

G724

Thursdays

Apr. 11-May 23

G725

Thursdays

Apr. 11-May 23

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NO CLASS

TIME

SESS

COACH

FEE

7 7 7

Olivia Krueger Erica Frey Olivia Krueger

$88 $88 $88

5:15-6:15 p.m.

7

Olivia Krueger

$88

7:15-8:15 p.m.

7

Olivia Krueger

$88

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KID DANCE

No cancellation refunds will be given after first week of class.

ADVANCED BEGINNER: For students who have mastered Beginner II. Instructor recommendation required. Gymnasts are encouraged

to attend two nights of class. CLASS# DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

SESS

COACH

FEE

G726

Tuesdays

Apr. 9-May 21

7:30-8:45 p.m.

7

Erica Frey

$102

G727

Wednesdays

Apr. 10-May 22

6:15-7:30 p.m.

7

Tracie Schendel

$102

G728

Saturdays

Apr. 13-May 18

9:15-10:30 a.m.

5

Courtney Hanson

$73

Apr. 20

INTERMEDIATE: For students who have mastered Advanced Beginner. Instructor recommendation required. Gymnasts are encouraged to attend both nights of class. CLASS# DAY DATES NO CLASS TIME SESS COACH FEE G729

Mondays

Apr. 8-May 20

7-8:30 p.m.

7

Dawn Thielen

$109

G730

Wednesdays

Apr. 10-May 22

7:30-9 p.m.

7

Tracie Schendel

$109

PARK PIROUETTES: For students who have mastered Intermediate. Instructor recommendation required. Gymnasts MUST attend

both nights of class. CLASS#

G731 G732

DAY

DATES

TIME

Mondays Thursdays

Apr. 8-May 20 Apr. 11-May 23

7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m.

SESS

7 7

COACH

FEE

Dawn Thielen Erica Frey

$123 $123

All gymnastics & Kid Dance classes are held in the Central Gymnastics Gym

   Kid Dance   

Open to boys and girls ages 2 ½-6 years olds. Children are taught a variety of dance styles through basic ballet technique and creative dance movement. The classes offer musical games, songs and basic dance steps that focus on fun as well as learning through positive encouragement. All classes are held in the Central Gymnastics Gym.

AGES

CLASS# DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

2.5-3 yrs

CP700

Mondays

Apr. 8-Jun. 3

May 27

10-10:30 a.m.

3-4 yrs

CP701

Mondays

Apr. 8-Jun. 3

May 27

4-6 yrs

CP702

Mondays

Apr. 8-Jun. 3

2.5-3 yrs

CP703

3-4 yrs

CP704

SESS

COACH

FEE

8

Amy Shadis

$60

10:40-11:25 a.m.

8

Amy Shadis

$80

May 27

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

8

Amy Shadis

$80

Thursdays Apr. 11-Jun. 6

May 16

9:30-10 a.m.

8

Amy Shadis

$60

Thursdays Apr. 11-Jun. 6

May 16

10:05-10:50 a.m.

8

Amy Shadis

$80

Does your child attend Kids Place Preschool at Central? The special section below is just for you. We will bring your child to class

and back to the Kids Place classroom. 3-6 yrs

CP705

Fridays

Apr. 12-Jun. 7

Apr. 19

9-9:45 a.m.

8

Amy Shadis

$80

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your birthday in the gymnastics gym! Package options are available for children ages 3 and up. Contact Gretchen Novak: novak.gretchen@slpschools.org.

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ARTS Beautiful Drawings

Grades K-5

Spring gives our artists new inspiration and lessons like the bee graphic and historical Model T. Every child will draw their lesson in detail and learn new techniques like how to add a little whimsy to our version of Aladdin’s Lamp and some adorable baby dragons. Creativity, imagination and whole brain learning are all happening every week. Instructor: Young Rembrandts

Y936AQ

Mondays AQ 125

Y939PH

Tuesdays PH 118

Pinch, Slab, Coil, Clay Spring Break Camp Ages 5-12 It’s time for your young artist to roll up their sleeves, make a mess and play with some clay! Children will use a variety of tools and techniques to make animals, castles, bowls, and much more, using both Model Magic and air-dry clay. The children will use their fingers to pinch, assemble a slab, and create coils as they learn the basics of working with clay. Instructor: KidCreate Studio Y751 Mon./Tue. Apr. 1-2 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Lenox 2 2 Sessions $66

Mother Daughter Date Night Ages 5-12 Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate than creating masterpieces with your child? Prepare for an evening filled with fun! You and your child will follow easy step-by-step instructions as you create matching floral paintings. Each mother and daughter will create their own masterpiece on a real canvas board. Instructor: KidCreate Studio Y750 Friday May 10 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $30

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K to Grade 12

Apr. 15-May 20 3:55-4:55 p.m. 6 Sessions $68 Apr. 16-May 14 3:55-4:55 p.m. 5 Sessions $60

Y937PSI

Thursdays PSI 140

Y938SL Fridays SL 112

Apr. 18-May 16 5 Sessions

3-4 p.m. $60

Apr. 26-May 24 3:55-4:55 p.m. 5 Sessions $60

BRAIN BUILDERS Grandmasters of Chess Grades K-5

The HOPE Speaks Project Grades 3-5 with their parents

The HOPE Speaks Project is a way for the school district and the St. Louis Park community at large to begin an important dialogue on race, racism, and the impact it has on our lives. It is an opportunity to engage in difficult but meaningful conversations with our children, friends, family, and community. As a district, St. Louis Park has been exploring how our racial identities impact academic achievement and the learning environments we create for our students. We would like to invite our families to engage in honest, open, personal, and engaged (HOPE) conversations as a way to unpack how race operates as an often-unspoken presence in our lives. During each meeting, parents and children will spend part of the time together as well as separated for age-appropriate activities. Instructors: Kristen Pehl & Meghan Malone Y450 Tuesdays Apr. 23-May 28 6:30-8 p.m. PH 227 6 Sessions $95

Bring your chess dollars and get pumped and prepped for the year-end, in-class tournament. Each class has 50+ chess lessons and thousands of chess puzzles crafted by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya, including skewers, pawn endgames, discover check, etc. Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept, and are given puzzles and work with coach guidance to solve them. Class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session. Fee includes ChessKid. com membership for the session ($49 annual value). Instructor: Youth Enrichment League

Y914SL

Mondays SL 112

Y913PH

Tuesdays PH 127

(No class May 27) Apr. 8-Jun. 3 3:55-4:55 p.m. 8 Sessions $126 Apr. 9-May 28 3:55-4:55 p.m. 8 Sessions $108

Y915AQ

Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 29 3:55-4:55 p.m. AQ 144 8 Sessions $108 Y916PSI (No class Apr. 19 and May 17) Fridays Apr. 12-May 31 3-4 p.m. PSI Media Center 6 Sessions $98

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FITNESS & SPORTS

Strategic Board Games Grades 3-5 Parents’ Night Out-Kids Dance Learn how to play the popular strategic Party! Grades K-6 board game, Settlers of Catan. In the game, players attempt to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources to gain points as their settlement grow. Students will learn rules and strategy before playing. Instructor: Thomas Kloos Y789 Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 1 3:55-5:25 p.m. PH 4 4 Sessions $77

Grab your friends and join us for a dance party! Learn dance moves including hip hop and jazz styles, then put them together for a fun combination to show at the end of the night! Parents, enjoy a night out and then come watch our performance. Boys and girls of all experience levels are welcome. We will also craft, eat and play games! Dance shoes are encouraged but not required. Pizza dinner included. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y301 Saturday May 11 5-8:30 p.m. Dance Unlimited 1 Session $25 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

Learn to Bowl at Texa-Tonka Lanes Ages 5+ Boys Hip Hop

Grades K-5

Boys only! Learn the latest Hip Hop and Break Dance moves in this fun and fastpaced class. Proper technique, team building and FUN! Tennis shoes for indoor-use only are required. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y303 (No class Apr. 19) Fridays Apr. 12-May 17 4:45-5:30 p.m. Dance Unlimited 5 Sessions $56 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

Teen Hip Hop

Grades 6-12

A hip hop class designed for teens of all skill levels. Grab your friends and join us for the six-week session to learn basic to complex hip hop movements, using popular and appropriate music. Boys and girls are welcome. Wear tennis shoes for indoor use and dress comfortably. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y302 (No class Apr. 19) Fridays Apr. 12-May 17 5:30-6:15 p.m. Dance Unlimited 5 Sessions $56 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

952.928.6399

New and returning students welcome. Learn the fundamentals of bowling with the help of experienced instructors. Each student will get to bowl two games with the help of bowling instructors (begin at 4:30 pm and last as long as it takes to bowl two games). Instructor: Texa Tonka Juniors Bowling Y800 Fridays Apr. 26-May 24 4:30-6:30 p.m. Texa Tonka Lanes 5 Sessions $50 8200 Minnetonka Blvd.

Run Club

Grades 1-5

Introducing students to running at a young age is an exciting way to help them develop healthy habits that they will stick with for life! This club is designed to help kids build their self-esteem and confidence by discovering their potential for personal improvement in athletic performance. Please wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and be sure to bring a water bottle. SL Instructor: Reid Bordson-Nolle, PH Instructor: Megan Jones

Y325SL

Tuesdays SL Field

Y325PH

Mondays PH Field

Apr. 9-May 14 6 Sessions

4-5 p.m. $40

Apr. 8-May 20 7 Sessions

4-5 p.m. $45

Fencing Get ready for the year-end, Spring Fencing Championship*. Coaches will also hold an end of season in-class tournament. Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum. Students pair up and practice fencing moves or concept, rotate partners and repeat, then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far. 10-15 minutes each class students fence with multiple fencers at their skill level. Spring sessions include an in-class tournament. Equipment provided. *Spring Fencing Championship invites students from all over the state. There is a separate fee. Students are encouraged to attend, but not required. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Grades 2-5 Y910 (No class May 27) Mondays Apr. 8-Jun. 3 6-7 p.m. Central Cafeteria 8 Sessions $120 Grades 6-12 Y911 (No class May 27) Mondays Apr. 8-Jun. 3 7:05-8:35 p.m. Central Cafeteria 8 Sessions $147

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FITNESS & SPORTS Safety Awareness: American Kung Fu Wu Shu Kenpo Karate Grades K-12 Kung Fu – Wu Shu will teach awareness of This program is designed to enhance self-esteem, self-discipline, and safety awareness. Basic moves and combinations are taught for self-defense only. This is not the commonly found dance, acrobatic or sport type of martial art activity. The course emphasizes responsible citizenship, communication skills, and drug avoidance. Self discipline and defense, rather than aggressiveness, are promoted. The instructor is Norm Rolando-8th degree Kenpo Karate Black Belt. Parents are encouraged to participate at no extra cost. No class Apr. 20 and May 25 Saturdays Mar. 30-Jun. 1 8 Sessions Central Cafeteria $48 Y601 New Students (age 5+) 9-9:40 a.m. Y606 Returning Students 9:50-10:30 a.m. Y607 Advanced Students 10:40-11:20 a.m.

self and surroundings and improve self-esteem and confidence. Participants learn the life-long benefits of this Chinese art of fitness and self-defense, and build muscle, power & flexibility. This is a fun, non-competitive, full-participation class, which focuses on skill-building exercises that strengthens the mind & body, promotes leadership skills, discipline, coordination, and balance. (Optional uniform and belt certification available.) Instructors: National Treasure Kung Fu. No class Apr. 19.

AEL724

Beginner/Yellow

AEL725

Orange-2nd Purple Belt

AEL726

3rd Purple-Black Belt Fridays Lenox Gym

Apr. 12-May 31 7 Sessions

6:15-7 p.m. 7-7:45 p.m. 7:45-8:30 p.m. $79

Soccer

Grades K-3

Get outside and get kickin’! We teach the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, receiving and scoring. Emphasis is on teamwork, fundamentals, safety and fast-paced action. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League

Y550SL

Wednesdays May 1-22 SL Field 4 Sessions

Y550PH

Thursdays May 2-23 PH Field 4 Sessions Y550PSI (No class May 27) Mondays May 6-Jun. 3 PSI Field 4 Sessions

Y550AQ

Tuesdays AQ Field

May 7-28 4 Sessions

3:55-4:55 p.m. $48 3:55-4:55 p.m. $48 3-4 p.m. $48 3:55-4:55 p.m. $48

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES Civic Engagement & Elections 101

Red Cross Babysitting Certification

Come be a part of the first-ever Ranked Choice election in St. Louis Park! This new way of voting will be a big change for our city. A big part of our job is to help people learn about voting, and we need your help. We will set up teams for our Ranked Choice game. We will teach you the rules as the next steps for engaging your friends and family members. Let’s see who can get the award for helping the most people learn this new way of voting. Snacks will be provided at every meeting. Instructor: Robert Stokka Y101 (No Class Apr. 16, Apr. 30 & May 14) Tuesdays Apr. 9-May 21 2:20-2:50 p.m. MS Media Center 4 Sessions Free

Learn skills to become a confident and selfreliant babysitter. Topics include child development, First Aid, infant care, dealing with emergencies and planning children’s activities. Participants will receive vital skills, a babysitting guidebook, and a certificate of completion. Bring to each session a doll or stuffed animal to diaper. Instructor: Carol Solheid Y655 Saturdays Mar. 30-Apr. 6 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MS 232 2 Sessions $99

Grades 6-8

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Grades 6 to 8

Ages 11+

Middle School Chess Club Grades 6-8

Join the team and get into the game you love to play. We focus on developing competitor’s skills, knowledge, analytical abilities, and intellectual strength through lessons, puzzles and perfect practice. Our team will compete at meets and in local and state tournaments. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Y913 Mondays Apr. 8-May 20 2:15-3 p.m. MS Media Center 7 Sessions $76

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ACADEMICS ACT Prep Course

Grades 9-12

Prepare to take the ACT test. Course includes diagnostic testing, strategic instruction, and applied testing of all areas covered on the ACT. We’ll help you stay abreast of any changes in the constantly evolving ACT test. Instructor: Advantage Prep. Y523 Saturdays Apr. 27-May 18 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sr. High C350 4 Sessions $140

ADD/ADHD Focus Coaching

Grades 1-12 and Adults

Students will work on organizational skills, prioritizing, time management, intrinsic motivation, and effective homework strategies. Working individually with the instructor, students will establish strategies, systems and routines that empower them in their academic career. Discover the benefits of coaching to support your child’s school success. Instructor: Janice Sawinski, Certified Life Coach and the owner of Everything’s Possible, LLC. Call 612-940-1109 for times/locations and to register. 6 sessions (30 min. each) $199 One make-up appointment will be permitted, if 24 hour notice is given for a rescheduled appointment.

Driver’s Education with Safeway Driving School Ages 14½+ Safeway Driving School has been graduating teen drivers in the Twin Cities area for 50 years. Safeway’s focus is creating safe, responsible teen drivers. Classroom and behind-thewheel lessons emphasize defensive driving techniques tailored for the inexperienced teen driver while targeting to influence the invincible teen attitude. All Safeway’s instructors are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Class instruction prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and begin the responsibility of driving. The 30 hours of classroom is structured into 10 independent lessons. If a student misses a lesson, they can make up that exact lesson number at the next session or at one of Safeway’s other classroom locations. After class is completed, students who are 15 years old are eligible to take their permit test at any Minnesota exam center. The permit test is not provided during the class. Behind-the-wheel instruction includes six hours of driving in three, two-hour private lessons. All driving is done in a Safeway car on city streets, highways and freeways with a responsible, licensed Safeway instructor. Safeway recommends students take their first lesson 2-3 weeks after receiving their permit card and after 5 hours of practice driving. Students have one year after completing classroom to finish their behind-the-wheel lessons. Scheduling is offered online for 24/7 convenience. All of Safeway’s cars are white with identical graphics so parents and students are confident that it is a Safeway car picking up the student for a lesson. Students can get picked up for their behind-the-wheel lesson from home, school or work. Parent involvement is required to produce safe, responsible teen drivers. It is critical that parents practice regularly with their student drivers. The state requires that students have a minimum of 50 hours of practice (15 hours at night). Parent classes are offered monthly at Safeway’s nearby classrooms. Questions about the curriculum or driving education? Contact Safeway at: safewaydrivingschool.com or 651-351-9150. Y651 Mon-Thurs. Apr. 8-April 23 6-9 p.m. Y652 Mon-Thurs. Apr. 29-May 14 6-9 p.m. MS Media Center 10 Sessions $380/$230* *Cost of the teen package is $380 and includes the classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons, and all materials. Pay in full upon registration or choose the payment plan: $230 payable to SLP Community Education upon registration and $150 (two payments of $75 each) payable to Safeway at the behind-the-wheel lessons.

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GARDEN FRESH Culinary Classes

Plant-based meals straight from the garden!

Conducting a Financially Aware College Search The Wall Street Journal recently reported that tuition discount rates at private colleges reached a record 49.9% for freshman. Increase your likelihood of capturing these savings! Identify colleges that might be a good financial fit (based on anticipated aid) before your child applies. We’ll focus on best practices around financing an education and how colleges make decisions about aid. There will be hands-on time to search for financial aid histories of colleges. Instructor Mike DeVaughn is a professor of business strategy and the faculty director of the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas. AEL936 Tuesdays May 7-14 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 110 2 Sessions $2-$30*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 24 for details.

*Take one, a series, or all!!

June 5th - Oct 18th, Wednesdays 6-8pm

PLANT & SEED SALE May 18th & May 19th 10am-2pm Pre-order discounts online!

5TH ANNUAL Earth Day Community Meal

Wednesday April 24th

5:30pm SLP High School Cafeteria

Town Visioning T/Ween Cook-Off

SOLAR UNITED NEIGHBORS 7pm Presentation

SLP Harvest Festival Garden Tour and Showcase Sunday August 25th

Urban Agriculture & Food Advocacy INTERNSHIPS!

Volunteers always needed!

Learn more at www.SLPSEEDS.org

Power Up Your Child! At Mathnasium, we transform lives every day. We go well beyond rote memorization of tables and procedures; we teach kids how to truly understand math. Our caring, highly trained instructors assess and teach each child as an individual, using customized learning plans designed specifically for their needs. The Mathnasium Method™ builds confidence, develops critical thinking, and boosts grades and scores … for today and for their future. RECOVER–IMPROVE–EXCEL! Enroll now so your child can finish the school year with improved grades and optimism. Continue through summer to set the stage for their even greater success next year. Stay into the fall to give them the confidence of knowing we’ve got their back!

Call today for a FREE TRIAL and $100 off enrollment. Summer-only programs also available.

Changing Lives Through Math™ Remedial to Enrichment

Homework Help

Face-to-Face Instruction

(763) 269-6969

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TRANSFORMING LIVES ONE CAMPER AT A TIME YMCA OVERNIGHT & DAY CAMPS YMCA OVERNIGHT CAMPS Ages 7 – 17

YMCA CAMP ST. CROIX Located on St. Croix River, near Hudson, Wisconsin. Canoe trips, kayaking, sailing, rock climbing and horseback riding camps.

YMCA CAMP IHDUHAPI Located on Lake Independence in Loretto, Minnesota. Kayaking, windsurfing, high ropes, climbing and horseback riding camps.

YMCA CAMP ICAGHOWAN Located on Lake Wapogasset near Amery, Wisconsin. Rock climbing, technical tree climbing, and horseback riding camps.

YMCA CAMP WARREN Located on Half Moon Lake, girls camp and boys camp near Eveleth, Minnesota. Sailing and horseback riding camps. Unique in-camp activities: tennis, photography and art.

YMCA DAY CAMP CHRISTMAS TREE Ages 4 – 14

Great introduction to camping – kids home each night. Located Near Mound on beautiful Dutch Lake.

ACTIVITIES:

SPECIAL DEALS! APRIL 12-22

$25 OFF Summer Power & Uproar

registration fee $20 OFF Overnight Camp Sessions $10 OFF Day Camp & Sports Sessions Register online at ymcacamps.org 612-230-9622

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Swimming Lakefront Canoeing/Kayaking Climbing Fishing Archery Cookouts Arts & Crafts Fort Building Umbrella Tree Spray Mister Environmental Education

Bus transportation available from St. Louis Park area! Check out Day Camp Christmas Tree Video and

Register Online at:

daycampchristmastree.org 952-544-7708 19-DC04


Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreat

ion

April – August 2019

APRIL – AUGUST 2019

NEW

online registration! Creating a new account required. See page 3

Here are just a few of the city’s recreation programs for youth and adults. A full listing appears in the Parks and Recreation brochure mailed to all St. Louis Park households. How to register – The programs listed on these two pages are offered by the City of St. Louis Park. To register, use the form in the city’s brochure (pictured at right), online at www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec or call 952.924.2540 for a registration form. You cannot register for the programs on these two pages using the registration form in this booklet. You must register at The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive.

Aquatic fun! Our aquatic park is the hottest

place to stay cool this summer! Wade into the pool from our zero depth entry or splash into the water from the four-story water slides. Our summertime fun facility features a sand-and-water play area, tot whale slide, spray arches, water geysers, drop slides, lap swim lanes, aqua obstacle course, diving boards and sun decks. We also offer a picnic area and full-service concession stand. Season passes available!

Dates and hours

Summer Playgrounds

Aug. 1 – 25 M – Su, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

DAYS M – Tu

Daily entrance rates Under 1 year: Free 1 – 54 years: $9.50 55+ years: $5.50 Twilight (after 4:30 p.m.): $5.50

• All-Female Swim • All-Male Swim

Rent the Aquatic Park! • Private Aquatic Park rental

• Gazebo rental

DAY W

DATES+TIMES June 5 – July 31, 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. games ages 5 – 8

• Group reservations

ENTRANCE FEE Free (residents)

M – Su 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (weather dependent) $1 (non-residents) ages 4+

ages 5 – 7

Advance registration required.

Summer DAYS DATES+TIMES Tu or Th June 4 – Aug. 8, 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. games

Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. The 2,350-square-foot splash pad is located in Oak Hill Park and offers many amenities perfect for families and groups! Groups must reserve admission to the splash pad; call 952.924.2540.

St. Louis Park Skate School offers a hybrid skating program at The Rec Center to meet the needs of our skaters that incorporates the Learn to Skate USA and Ice Skating Institute weSKATE program curriculum. Each class presents a progression of specific skills that build upon one another. Advance registration required.

DAYS DATES M – Su April 8 – May 21 M, W June 3 – July 24

T-Ball leagues

• Last Day of Summer

Oak Hill Park Splash Pad

Ice skating lessons

DATES+TIMES June 17 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m.

Spend the summer and/or fall playing soccer! Advance registration required.

Check the Parks and Recreation brochure or www.stlouispark.org/aquatic-park for details on Aquatic Park offerings.

May 24 – SEPT. 8 DAYS HOURS

Fall DAY Sa

DATES+TIME Sept. 7 – Oct. 19, game times vary

Safety Camp

ages 6 – 10

Participants will hear from safety experts in areas of fire, bike safety, personal safety and more through sessions, games and activities. Advance registration required.

DAY F

DATE+TIME July 26, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summer Skating Clinic

ages 6 – 20

Join this comprehensive skating clinic at The Rec Center. The clinic includes morning off-ice classes and afternoon on-ice trainings. Advance registration required.

DAYS DATES+TIME Tu – Th July 30 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Adventure Camp

ages 6 – 12

Venture to places like the Aquatic Park and a local beach. Enjoy pizza, bowling, hiking, craft activities, backyard games and more. Advance registration required.

DAYS M–F

DATES+TIME Aug. 5 – 9 or Aug. 12 – 16 or Aug. 19 – 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Rec Center • ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center) 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 @slpreccenter slpmn.us/recreation • 952.924.2540 www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • 952.924.2540

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ages 4 – 12

The playground leaders will keep the kids busy this summer by reading stories, doing crafts and playing games each week. Advance registration required.

Soccer leagues

Aquatic Park events • Parent and Tot Time • Last Day of School

Recreation activities

June 1 – July 31 M – F, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sa – Su, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Aquatic Park closes at 7 p.m. on July 4

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Here are just a few of Westwood Hills Nature Center programs. A full listing appears in the Parks and Recreation brochure mailed to all St. Louis Park households. All programs are held at Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave., and all require advance registration. To register, use the form in the city’s brochure (pictured at left), online at www.stlouispark.org/whnc or call 952.924.2544 for a registration form. You cannot register for the programs on these two pages using the registration form in this booklet. You must register at the Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

C E N T E R

Westwood Hills Nature Center programs Spring break camps Grades K – 5 Advance registration required.

Topic Code Breakers Spring Discoveries Super Sneaky Nature

DAY Tu W Th

DATES+TIME April 2, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. April 3, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. April 4, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Puppet Story Time

all ages Laugh out loud as the Westwood puppets tell a story in their animated comical style. Advance registration required.

Topic Maple Syrup Salamanders in My Room Squirrel Tails Buggin’ Out Monarch Madness

DAY M or F M or F F F M or F

DATES+TIME April 1 or 5, 10 – 11:30 a.m. May 20 or 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m. June 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m. July 26, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Aug. 26 or 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday Turtles Preschool

ages 4 – 5 BY the start of session Explore and discover the world outside while on naturalist-led hikes. We’ll listen to nature stories, create crafts, play games and laugh with our famous puppets. Advance registration required.

DAY Tu Tu

DATES+TIME April 9 – 30, 1 – 3 p.m. May 7 – 28, 1 – 3 p.m.

Summer camps Ages 4 – grade 8 Registration for summer camps begins March 11. Advance registration required. Call 952.924.2544 or visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc for more information. Spring Scavenger Hunt All ages Come and explore the nature center on a self-guided hunt for seasonal clues. Advance registration required. DAY Su

DATE+TIME April 7, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Enviro-Mint-al-Soap All ages Learn how to use dried mint forbs grown at the nature center to create your own goat milk base soap. Advance registration required. DAY Sa

DATE+TIME April 13, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Earth Day Cleanup All ages Spend Earth Day at Westwood helping beautify the park. Advance registration requested. DAY Sa

DATE+TIME April 20, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Spring Migration Bird Walk All ages Spend the morning with a naturalist surveying the nature center for spring migrants. Advance registration required. DAY Sa

DATE+TIME May 11, 8 – 10 a.m.

Nature Unnoticed ages 18+ Explore your natural curiosity on a nature walk with a naturalist. We’ll focus on plants, animals and fungi found in the park. Advance registration required. DAY Sa

DATE+TIME April 27, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Mother’s Day Open House All ages Bring mom to the nature center for her special day. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, meet a live animal and plant a flower to take home. Advance registration required. DAY Su

DATE+TIME May 12, 2 – 4 p.m.

Turtles

All ages Discover more about these creatures that carry their home on their back. Advance registration requested.

DAY Sa

DATE+TIME May 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Family Canoeing ages 7+ Explore Westwood Lake by canoe! Paddling is a terrific way to see wildlife and experience a different side of Westwood. Advance registration requested. DAY Sa

DATE+TIME June 1, 2 – 4 p.m.

Visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc or view more summer camps offered in the Parks and Recreation brochure.

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Registration Form

Parent/Adult (1)___________________________________________________________________________________________________ e-mail address____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________ Phone (h)______________________ (w)____________________________ City______________________________________________________State___________________ Zip ____________________________ Parent/Adult (2)__________________________________________________________________________________________________ e-mail address____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________ Phone (h)______________________ (w)____________________________ City_____________________________________________________________Zip______________________________________________ Please include the following information on all preschool registrations:

Optional demographic information for all other registrations: we collect this information to ensure equitable programs that serve everyone in our community

Child’s gender:  Female  Male Child’s racial/ethnic background (mark all boxes that apply):

Gender:  Female  Male  Other ________________________

 White  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Racial/ethnic background (mark all boxes that apply):  White  Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

 Black/African/African American  Hispanic or Latino

 Black/African/African American  Hispanic or Latino

 American Indian/Alaskan Native  Asian

 American Indian/Alaskan Native  Asian  Other __________

Child’s date of birth:_______________________________________

Date of birth:______________________________________________

Participant Name______________________________________

Participant Name______________________________________

If child: DOB__________ M F School____________________

If child: DOB__________ M F School____________________

Class Title_____________________________________________

Class Title_____________________________________________

Class #_____________________ Fee_______________________

Class #_____________________ Fee_______________________

Total Fees________________________________________

Check #_________________________________________

Please enclose a check, payable to ISD #283, or register online with Mastercard, Visa or Discover. Questions? Call one of the Community Education offices listed below. Emergency Contact ______________________________________________Phone___________________________________________ Special Needs?__________ Sr Program Member  Yes  No

Ucare #______________________________________________

Permission and Waiver I hereby agree to allow my child, and/or myself to participate in the above named St. Louis Park activity. In consideration of you accepting this registration, I hereby, for myself and my heirs, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against ISD #283 or the City of St. Louis Park and its representatives, for any and all injuries from whatever cause suffered by the above participation in the indicated activity. In case of emergency, the staff has my permission to use their judgement with regard to treatment until I can be contacted. I also understand that the information that I have provided will be distributed to individuals involved with each program.

Parent/Guardian Signature__________________________________________________________________DATE__________________________ Please send your registration to one of these offices. You can register for both adult and youth classes on the same form.

AQ/GYMNASTICS/BIRTH-5 Central Community Center 6300 Walker St. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Phone: 952/928.6777

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT

SENIORS & ADULTS

St. Louis Park Middle School 2025 Texas Ave. S. St. Louis Park, MN 55426 Phone: 952/928.6399

Lenox Community Center 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55426 Phone: 952/928.6442

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

CONFIRMATIONS & CANCELLATIONS

ONLINE: www.slpcommunityed.com

Please include your email address so our system can send you an automated confirmation. You will be notified of any changes in your class or a class cancellation. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us immediately since many programs maintain waiting lists. A $5 processing fee will be charged for all registrations canceled or changed by participants.

BY MAIL: See addresses on page 62. IN PERSON:

Central Rm 109: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri Lenox Main Office: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Fri

BY PHONE: Adult & Seniors: 952.928.6442 Youth Enrichment: 952.928.6399 Youth Programs/Aquatics, Gymnastics, Kid Dance: 952.928.6777 Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

DISCOUNTS Members may take up to a $15 discount for one class per year. Include your UCare ID number with your registration. Fee assistance is available for all programs. Contact the program number listed above for further information.

Community Education Mission The mission of St. Louis Park Community Education is to enhance the quality of life through lifelong learning and empowerment of people.

Community Education Advisory Council The advisory council makes recommendations about policies, programs, and budget for Community Education in St. Louis Park. The group is composed of a cross-section of the community. Meetings are from 7-9 p.m., typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Join today. We welcome your input. Call Director Lisa Greene at 952-928-6063 to join. Amy Burns Victoria Caraballo Anne Casey Debbie Danielson

Phone Numbers

Cailey Hansen-Mahoney Elizabeth Rowan Keith Thom Miller Gerald Mortenson

Margaret Rog Karen Waters Jason West Shirley Zimmerman

Adult Enrichment 952-928-6442 Coordinator: Angie Martinez Grande 952-928-6450 Adult Options In Education 952-988-5343 Adult Services Manager: Linda Asche 952-928-6419 Adults With Disabilities - Project Soar Coordinator: Mercedes Scott 952-401-6898 Aquatics 952-928-6777 Coordinator: Cathy Taylor 952-928-6780 Central Community Center 952-928-6777 Children First 952-928-6075 City Hall General Information 952-924-2500 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 952-928-6785 Early Learning Programs 952-928-6777 Coordinator: Britt Albrecht 952-928-6775 English as a Second Language 952-988-5343 Emergency School Closing Hotline 952-928-6055 Facility Scheduling 952-928-6060 Family Learning 952-928-6736 Family Services Manager: Mary Juberian 952-928-6778

Lisa Greene, Director

School Board Jim Beneke

Joe Tatalovich Anne Casey Mary Tomback Nancy Gores Ken Morrison Karen Waters Astein Osei, Superintendent

City Council Tim Brausen Rachel Harris Steve Hallfin

Thom Miller Anne Mavity Margaret Rog

Jake Spano, Mayor Tom Harmening, City Manager

GED Gymnastics Coordinator: Gretchen Novak Kids Place Child Care Manager: Lisa Proulx Lenox Community Center Parks and Recreation (Rec Center/Pool) School Board Message Line School District General Information Line St. Louis Park Community Band St. Louis Park Senior Program STEP Teens Alone 24 Hour Crisis Line Volunteer Program: SLP Public Schools Coordinator: Angie Martinez Grande Westwood Hills Nature Center Youth Enrichment Manager: Darrell Young

952-988-5343 952-928-6777 952-928-6752 952-928-6764 952-928-6779 952-928-6444 952-924-2540 952-928-6040 952-928-6000 952-933-1325 952-928-6443 952-925-4899 952-988-8336 952-928-6450 952-928-6450 952-924-2544 952-928-6399 952-928-6290

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Friday, April 12

5-8 p.m. $3 early bird admission

Saturday, April 13

8-9 a.m. $3 early bird admission 9 a.m. Free admission 11-11:30 a.m. Consignors can pick up items 11:30 a.m.-noon Everything you can fit in a bag for $5 Central Community Center Gym 6300 Walker Street Credit cards accepted Proceeds will benefit ECFE scholarships and programs

The Senior Program is selling

Metro Dining Cards

for the Minneapolis/West Metro and Anoka/Northwest areas. Cards go on sale in late April at the main office at Lenox. Cards are valid May 2019 - May 2020 $25 per set

Registration is now open online for summer programs, and catalogs will be mailed at the end of March. Visit www. slpcommunityed.com

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a complete listing of Summer Learning & Play classes and activities.

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