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2019 January-March

St. Louis Park Public Schools City of St. Louis Park

it’s only winter

OUTSIDE!

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SENIORS

ADULTS

YOUTH

BIRTH - 5

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 35

WinterFREE Meltdown

Saturday, Feb. 2 10 a.m. - noon

Central Community Center No preregistration required

Fitness

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$5 per person at the door

Free 4 All

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Sponsored by the ECFE Advisory Council.

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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World Language

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Adult Options in Education Adults with Disabilities

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Aquatics 48-49 Early Learning Programs 40-45 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

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Gymnastics 50-51 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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Volunteer Program

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Youth Enrichment

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Proceeds contribute to tuition assistance program.

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slp community education

Summer Info Fair Saturday February 9

10-11:30 a.m. Central Community Center Gym 6300 Walker Street Explore summer activities for preschoolers and K-5 students through SLP Community Education during Summer, 2019

games + summer + sports camp samplers + activity samplers + giveaways No preregistration necessary for the FREE event. Come see what Community Education has to offer! www.slpcommunityed.com


Introduction to Ayurveda, page 24; Ayurvedic Cooking for Your Constitution, page 17 Vanashree is an Ayurvedic practitioner. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the University of Health Sciences, India, and has practiced in the US for 3 years. Vanashree is a member of the Minnesota Ayurveda Association.

Leadership Development in the 21st Century, page 35 Kevin has worked for more than 20 years in the sports, higher education and entertainment industries including with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the American Red Cross. He now trains executives, coaches and leaders in leadership and management.

Boraas

Michael

King

Kevin

Vanashree

Belgamwar

Meet a few of our new Adult Enrichment instructors!

Driving Change, and LinkedIn, page 26 Michael has been in corporate recruiting for more than 20 years, effectively recruiting some of the best top talent, leveraging LinkedIn to accomplish that. Michael is a Lyft driver and advocate of ride share to promote safety and increase ride share efficiencies.

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.

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News

District Facility Construction Updates Fall 2018-Winter 2019 Construction Begins at Cedar Manor Site Ahead of PSI Move

Beginning Fall of 2019, PSI will be located at 9400 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park.

The St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board approved a bid at its Monday, November 26 Business Meeting for $8.4 million in construction projects at the Cedar Manor school site. Construction projects will begin immediately in preparation for Park Spanish Immersion School’s move to the site in August of 2019. Some of the projects that will occur over the next nine months include: • New Secure Entry • Classroom Upgrades • Technology Upgrades • Buildingwide Renovations • Kitchen/Cafeteria Renovations • Playground Renovations • Parking Lot Reconfiguration

The District is proud to announce that 30% of the projects were awarded to companies that are either considered small businesses or owned by women and/ or minorities. The District is partnering with the City of St. Louis Park on the playground renovations. All construction work at the new PSI site will be completed in August in advance of the 201920 school year. You can follow the progress of the construction at the new PSI site online at www.slpschools.org/facilities.

$8.4

million in construction projects at the new PSI school site has begun

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.

Construction Begins on Future High School Offices

Construction will begin in January on the space formerly occupied by District Office staff on the northwest end of the High School building. The space is being remodeled to accommodate the needs of High School office staff including the Principal’s Office, the Student Office, the Counseling Office and others. The remodeling of the former District Office space will be completed in August of 2019, before the start of the 2019-20 school year.

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

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The spaces currently occupied by those High School administrative offices will be remodeled into classroom space to accommodate the school’s growing enrollment. This construction project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News

A Busy Spring and Summer 2019 for Construction Projects A large number of facility improvements are scheduled to begin in the Spring and Summer of 2019. The District intentionally scheduled a large number of projects during this timeframe in order to minimize interruptions to the school day and inconveniences to students, parents, staff and community members. Aquila Elementary School will be closed during the summer of 2019 for several construction projects. The school’s classrooms will get a complete overhaul including upgrades to furniture, lighting, carpet, paint and technology. The school’s kitchen will also be renovated in order to serve more healthy and madefrom-scratch meals. These same renovations will be made at Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren Elementary Schools during the summer of 2020 (See the previous page for information regarding renovations at Cedar Manor/PSI).

In addition to the projects at Aquila and Cedar Manor/PSI, many projects will also begin during the Spring and Summer of 2019 at the Middle School and High School sites. Projects at the Middle School include classroom renovations, the initial phases of the cafeteria addition and the initial phases of the media center addition. Additionally, modifications to several entryways will be made to accommodate traffic flow during construction of the main school entrance, which begins summer of 2020. Projects at the High School include major renovations to the athletic and physical education locker rooms, renovations to the tennis courts, and the initial phases of the weight room/fitness center addition. The locker rooms and tennis court projects are scheduled to be completed by August of 2019 in preparation for the fall sports season. The weight room/ fitness center addition is scheduled to be completed in December of 2019.

Project Timelines WINTER 2018-19 PSI at Cedar Manor

Cedar Manor site renovation begins for new PSI

St. Louis Park High School Remodeling of old District Office for High School Offices begins

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 cafeteria addition, media center addition and classroom renovations

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.

Visit www.slpschools.org/facilities for the complete multi-year construction timeline. A rendering of what the exterior of the Middle School will look like after the Media Center and classroom additions on the south side of the building are completed.

A rendering of what the new Middle School cafeteria will look like when finished.

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

An example of a renovated elementary classroom with flexible furniture.

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District Begins School Start-End Times Study

St. Louis Park Public Schools held the first meeting of the School Start-End Times Study Project Team on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Lenox Community Center.

This team of 27 individuals from all of St. Louis Park Public Schools’ stakeholder groups (students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators and transportation consultants), is charged with determining 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 beforeschool and after-school activities. Project Team members will meet in a series of four meetings from November through March before sending one or more recommendations to the administration and School Board. Stakeholders not on the Project Team will have two opportunities – in January and February – to engage in the process and provide input/feedback. More information about these public input opportunities will be announced soon. All meeting documents will be posted online at http://bit.ly/SLPStartTimes.

St. Louis Park Students Actively Participate in Nov. 6 General Election High School Students Participate in Secretary of State’s “Students Vote” Program St. Louis Park High School Students participated in the Secretary of State’s “Students Vote” statewide mock election program this fall. The program engages students in the election and provides an outlet for student voices to be heard.

Grades 2-8 Participate in Kids Voting Program Students in grades 2-8 at all four elementary schools and the middle school, participated in Kids Voting on Nov. 6. A total of 2,259 ballots were cast in local, state, and national races. This is the fourth year that St. Louis Park Public Schools has participated in the Kids Voting program, in cooperation with the St. Louis Park League of Women Voters. Kids Voting USA is a nonpartisan, grassroots-driven voter education program committed to creating lifelong voting habits in children, increasing family communication about citizenship, and encouraging greater adult voter turnout. Visit www.slpschools.org to see full districtwide Kids Voting election results.

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On a single day in late October, every high school student traveled through Room C350 at the high school during their social studies class to participate in a mock election for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Senate, and House of Representatives.

High Schoolers Serve as Student Election Judges Minnesota Civic Youth piloted a new Student Election Judge Program this fall to encourage the participation of students in the election process. The City of St. Louis Park and St. Louis Park Public Schools partnered to recruit 16 students. Throughout St. Louis Park and in some precincts in Minneapolis, students actively served – some from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. These students were paid for their service and encouraged to continue active participation as election judges in the future. The work is directly aligned to career and college readiness as the students prepare for their futures.

2019-20 City-School Calendar Photo Contest Begins Jan. 7 St. Louis Park residents, and individuals employed at St. Louis Park businesses, are invited to submit photos to the 201920 City-School Calendar Photo Contest. For the contest, 13 photos that best reflect the calendar theme “My Favorite Place in St. Louis Park” will be selected to appear in the calendar. The next City-School Calendar will arrive in all resident mailboxes in August 2019. The calendar is also available online and can be downloaded and printed from home. The calendar is intended to keep residents up-todate on important events, meetings, holidays, and other events happening in the city and schools. Contest runs January 7-May 30, 2019. Official Calendar Contest rules and the entry form can be downloaded at: www.stlouispark.org/arts

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Echo Receives Several Awards

Eight High School Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program Eight St. Louis Park High School seniors have been recognized earlier this fall by the National Merit Scholarship Program as either a semifinalist or a commended scholar for 2019.

Echo, the student-run newspaper at St. Louis Park High School, has received a National Newspaper Pacemaker Award for the publication’s 2017-18 print editions. Student-journalists and Echo Advisor Lori Keekley received the award at the National High School Journalism Convention in Chicago, Nov. 1-4. The National Newspaper Pacemaker is the highest award given out by the National Scholastic Press Association. This is the fifth National Newspaper Pacemaker Award that Echo has received, and its first since 2015.

In addition to the Pacemaker Award, students placed in several on-site contests during the Chicago convention. Echo won Best of Show in both the Newspaper Tabloid (16 or fewer pages) category and the Website Small School category. Alumna Devin Raynor ‘18 won an Honorable Mention award in the NSPA’s Design of the Year Award. Current senior and Managing Editor Sam St. Clair won an Honorable Mention award in the on-site Write Off contest for her News Design.

High School Spanish Teacher Alba Nelly Korman Named NEA Learning Fellow St. Louis Park High School Spanish Teacher Alba Nelly Korman has been named a 2019 Global Learning Fellow by the NEA Foundation.

advocate for global competency in their schools and districts, and help students to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world.

Each year, the NEA Foundation chooses one educator from each state to participate in this 12-month professional development program that includes a two-day workshop in Washington, DC, online coursework, webinars by leading experts, peer learning, and a nine-day international field study experience in South Africa next summer.

“I am honored to have been selected as a NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow, and I am excited to have this opportunity to work with a group of amazing educators and education experts from around the country,” Korman said. “I am looking forward to developing the skills and experience to actively use and apply global learning education in my classroom and in my community, and share it with my students and other teachers around the world. I am ready to help my students become global citizens!”

The goal of the Global Learning Fellowship program is help public school educators develop the knowledge and skills to integrate global competency into their daily classroom instruction,

This is Korman’s third year working at St. Louis Park High School where she currently teaches Spanish III, Spanish VII, and Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture.

Pictured L to R: Semifinalist Yonit Krebs, Commended Scholar Will Staib, Semifinalist Lexi Lee, Semifinalist Jack Ostrovsky, Commended Scholar Cecelia Schmelzle, and Commended Scholar Cyrus Abrahamson. Not Pictured are Semifinalist Beck Rusley and Commended Scholar Maggie Christiansen.

Four seniors, including Yonit Krebs, Alexis Lee, Jack Ostrovsky, and Beck Rusley have all been named National Merit Semifinalists. They are among 283 students from Minnesota and approximately 16,000 students from across the country to be named semifinalists this year. National Merit Semifinalists are selected based on scores from the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) and are now eligible to compete for scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be awarded in the spring of 2019. Semifinalists will be notified in February if they have advanced to Finalist standing. Then, beginning in March and continuing to mid-June, around 7,500 students will be notified they have been selected to receive a National Merit Scholarship award. Four other St. Louis Park seniors – Cyrus Abrahamson, Maggie Christiansen, Cecelia Schmelzle, and William Staib – have all been named National Merit Commended Scholars for 2019. Commended Scholars typically score in the top 3% of the approximately 1.5 million high school students who take the PSAT each year.

National Merit Semifinalists are eligible to compete for scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be awarded in the spring of 2019.

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A Glimpse of School Happenings – Fall 2018

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Principal Bork and other Middle School staff held a Back to School event on Aug. 27. Students picked up their class schedules, tried their new lockers, turned in paperwork, and even had time to take some fun photos.

On the first day of school, these two Susan Lindgren students couldn’t be happier!

Day One! St. Louis Park Middle School students get off the bus and prepare for the first day of school on Sept. 4.

These Aquila students were eager to start learning during the first week of school.

St. Louis Park High School students showing their Park Pride at the homecoming football game on September 21. The Orioles beat Richfield 41-14.

Student leaders in the High School club Achieving Change Together (ACT) organized a voter registration assembly during advisory time on Sept. 26. Civil rights activist Josie Johnson was among the speakers.

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A Glimpse of School Happenings – Fall 2018

All 5th grade students at our elementary schools spent two days in October at Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto. This field trip provided our students with community building experiences, environmental education, and team building and leadership skills.

High School students in Ms. Lugo’s Business Innovations class spent a day at Carlson Companies Headquarters, listening to and learning from travel industry leaders. The opportunity was provided by the High School’s Career and College Readiness Program.

St. Louis Park elementary students celebrated Upstander Day on October 24 in concurrence with National Bullying Prevention Month. Students wore orange to show that they will be an “Upstander” by spreading kindness, acceptance, and inclusion of others.

Local author John Coy signed copies of his books for PSI students at the school’s annual Author Night.

On November 8-11, 44 eighth graders traveled to Branson, Missouri, and performed in two concerts. They performed at Silver Dollar City amusement park and were the pre-show for the award-winning show Haygoods.

The Susan Lindgren Girls on the Run (GOTR) club participated in the GOTR Twin Cities Fall 2018 5K on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Mall of America.

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Index Class HEADING Community Education Mission

School Board

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. Jim Beneke Amy Burns Victoria Caraballo Anne Casey Debbie Danielson

Cailey Hansen-Mahoney Jason West Elizabeth Rowan Keith Shirley Zimmerman Thom Miller Gerald Mortenson Margaret Rog

Lisa Greene, Director

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

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

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GED 952-988-5343 Gymnastics 952-928-6777 Coordinator: Gretchen Novak 952-928-6752 952-928-6764 Kids Place Child Care Manager: Lisa Campbell 952-928-6779 952-928-6444 Lenox Community Center 952-924-2540 Parks and Recreation (Rec Center/Pool) 952-928-6040 School Board Message Line School District General Information Line 952-928-6000 952-933-1325 St. Louis Park Community Band 952-928-6443 St. Louis Park Senior Program 952-925-4899 STEP 952-988-8336 Teens Alone 24 Hour Crisis Line 952-928-6450 Volunteer Program: SLP Public Schools Coordinator: Angie Martinez Grande 952-928-6450 952-924-2544 Westwood Hills Nature Center 952-928-6399 Youth Enrichment Manager: Darrell Young 952-928-6290

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Arts and

Adventures in Knitting Choose to make a hat, slippers, baby sweater or mittens. You bring the yarn and needles and the teacher, Lara Neel, will bring the patterns and make sure that you have a great time making a project you will treasure or love to give as a gift! This class is perfect for knitters of all levels. See online description for materials list. AEL512 Wednesdays Jan. 16-Feb. 6 6-8 p.m. Lenox Lounge 4 Sessions $49

Fix-It Clinic Finish up knitting projects that have languished, get started on new projects, or mend well-loved knitwear. Bring your project and the instructions for it. If you need to mend, bring a darning needle and yarn that matches your knitwear in both color and thickness. Instructor: Lara Neel AEL513 Wednesdays Feb. 20-Mar. 6 6-8 p.m. Lenox Lounge 3 Sessions $39

Beginning and Almost Beginning Crochet 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 start at the beginning, looking at tools and materials and learn to make chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet stitches, read patterns and follow diagrams. You will complete a dishcloth, scarf, granny squares and a small stuffed toy as part of class assignments. You will also get help and advice on selecting your next projects. Instructor: Judy Goebel SRL146 Wednesdays Jan. 30-Feb. 27 1-3 p.m. Lenox 115 5 Sessions $59/$45*

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CRAFTS

Beginning Hardanger Embroidery

Beginning Spindle Spinning

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 of the fabric are cut away and lacy stitching is worked over the open areas. We will do a small project to learn many of the basic stitches. A material fee ($20-$25) will be collected by instructor Peggy Dokka. Some Needlework experience needed. SRL118 Fridays Jan. 18-Feb. 15 1-3:30 p.m. Lenox 111a 5 Sessions $30/$25*

Connect with your heritage and learn a new skill! You will get a hand spindle and a packet of easy to spin fiber, and learn to make beautiful and unique two-ply yarn. Hand spinning is not difficult. People all over the world still do it, even children. No previous experience needed. $15 material fee is payable to instructor Judy Goebel at the first class. SRL148 Wednesdays Mar. 6-20 1-3 p.m. Lenox 115 3 Sessions $37/$30*

Count Your Blessings Create a beautiful and meaningful strand of beads for use in reflection, meditation or for simply calming your mind. Choose stones, charms, symbols and crystals known for their healing and protective properties. Your beaded strand is a personal expression of gratitude to make for yourself, a friend or a family member. $10 supply fee, payable at class, includes all beads and stringing materials. If you have a meaningful bead or charm you’d like to use, feel free to bring it. Instructor: Leslie Granbeck SRL152 Wednesday Feb. 13 3-5 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $20/$15*

* Senior Program member fee. See page 13 for more information.

Bead Therapy! The doctor is in! No appointment necessary, just drop in to make something new, repair broken pieces, or simply play with color and design. The conversation will be lively and fun! Instructor Leslie Granbeck will answer questions or help with a bracelet or necklace. Previous beading experience helpful, but not required. You can bring your own beads and supplies or purchase them from instructor for $5-$10. SRL150 Wednesday Mar. 13 3-5 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $2 at door

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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Art and

POTTERY Intro to Glassblowing

Discover the art and technique of lampworking, a style of glassblowing 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 basic solid forms such as marbles and hollow forms such as holiday ornaments, basic vessels and pendants. Instructor: David Schuster Class is held at Skylab Glass Arts, 8838 7th Ave N, Golden Valley.

AEY513A Thursdays Jan. 17-Feb. 7 Skylab Glass Arts

6:30-8:30 p.m. 4 Sessions $165

AEY513B Tuesdays Mar. 19-Apr. 9 Skylab Glass Arts

6:30-8:30 p.m. 4 Sessions $165

Glassblowing: Wine Stopper & Straws We’ll guide you on your way to making a colorful marble or sculpted shape to weld to the top of a stopper shaped glass piece, we will then cut a groove into it to fit a silicone gasket that will seal your unfinished wine bottle. Next we will cut glass tubing down to size, flame polish the ends, you can then melt in color dots or any design that you can come up with to help save the planet with your own reusable glass straws. Includes a wine stopper and 2-3 straws. Instructor: David Schuster Class is held at Skylab Glass Arts, 8838 7th Ave N, Golden Valley.

AEY546A Friday

AEY546B Friday

AEY746A Friday

Jan. 25

6-9 p.m.

Skylab Glass Arts

1 Session

$49

Feb. 22

6-9 p.m.

Skylab Glass Arts

1 Session

$49

Mar. 15

6-9 p.m.

Skylab Glass Arts

1 Session

$49

Hand Building Bowls for Empty Bowls Empty Bowls is an annual event hosted by STEP in St. Louis Park to support efforts to eliminate hunger. This class is an opportunity to learn a fun craft and support this event. You will learn about food insecurity in St. Louis Park from a STEP staff member and Angela Jacob will teach you how to create your bowl. You will get to make two bowls, one to be donated to STEP for the Empty Bowls event and one to have for yourself. All supplies are included in class fee. All ages are welcome to attend, students under age 14 must be registered with a participating adult. AEH508 Saturdays Jan. 19-Feb. 2 10 a.m.-noon Sr. High B114 3 Sessions $35

Empty Bowls

STEP is proud to announce the return of St. Louis Park’s largest hunger awareness event. The 18th annual Empty Bowls gathering is meant to educate the community about food insecurity. The event will be

Thursday, February 28 at Westwood Lutheran Church

(9001 Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park). Attendees can attend lunch (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) or dinner (5-7:30 p.m.). Local artists and community groups generously donate handmade bowls to be given to attendees to take home as a reminder of the need to fill empty bowls in our community. Volunteers serve a simple meal of soup and bread, all donated by local businesses. There will be activities for children and a great lineup of entertainment provided by St. Louis Park musicians. This affirming event brings together our citizens, the city, faith communities and schools to fill the empty bowls of our community through STEP, whose mission is to strengthen our community by responding to the basic emergency needs of individuals and families in St. Louis Park.

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Drawing and

Intro to Pottery Studio For complete beginners. Familiarize yourself with our studio under the guidance of instructor Jen Noetzli. Learn how to use the pottery wheel, 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. Experienced potters and returning students, please register for the Open Pottery Studio class. AEH503 (No class Feb. 17.) Sundays Jan. 27-Mar. 24 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sr. High B114 8 Sessions $130

Open Pottery Studio 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.

AEH504A (No class Feb. 17) Sundays Sr. High B114

AEH504B

Thursdays Sr. High B114

Jan. 27-Mar. 24 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 8 Sessions $130 Jan. 31-Mar. 21 8 Sessions

6-8 p.m. $130

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stone Using precut glass, design and create a gorgeous stepping stone for your garden. Patterns will be available if desired or you can also bring an outline of a child’s hand to make a unique keepsake. 8” round and square molds are available. Material fee of $15 is payable to instructor at class and includes all supplies for one stepping stone and there will be time to make multiple. Bring a bag lunch and spend the day being creative! Instructor: Lindsey Guetter AEJ531 Saturday Mar. 23 9 a.m.-3 p.m. MS 154 1 Session $39

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PAINTING

Mosaic Glass Table Lamp or Candleholder Create a custom, colorful table lamp or candle holder. Using precut glass and some creativity, you will cover a 4”x 9” lamp or 3”x 3” square candle holder. Stencils will be available or you can use your creative freedoms on your beautiful work of art. The first night is dedicated to working on your project. The second night is messy using grout, so make sure to dress for a mess and bring some old towels, then, you’ll learn about glass cutting, mosaic resources, other types of mosaics, and instructor Lindsey Guetter will answer questions. A material fee of $30 is payable to Lindsey the first night and includes one lamp or three candle holders. Additional candle holders are available for $10 each.

AEL554

Thursdays Lenox 108

Feb. 7-21 2 Sessions

6-9 p.m. $39

What one satisfied participant had to say 

Very Fun class. Inspired to do more at home! 

Mosaic Sign or Garden Stake

Create a beautiful garden stake or a sign. Using precut glass, decorate a bird, butterfly, or flower. For the sign, a variety of sizes and stencils (if needed) are available. The first night is dedicated to working on your project. The second night is messy using grout, so make sure to dress for a mess and bring some old towels and a jar with a lid for water sealer. then, you’ll learn about glass cutting, mosaic resources, other types of mosaics, and instructor Lindsey Guetter will answer questions. Materials fees are payable to Lindsey the first night. Signs start at $14 and the garden stakes are three for $30, and you may make more for $10 each.

AEL515 Mondays Lenox 108

Mar. 4-11 2 Sessions

6-9 p.m. $39

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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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Drawing and

PAINTING The Natural Way to Draw

This beginner-oriented class incorporates right-brained drawing exercises including contour and gesture. You will ease into the process of drawing in a fun, creative and effortless way. We will draw from figures, nature, still-life and photographs. Mediums include pencil, charcoal and sketching crayons. Please purchase materials before the first class. No previous drawing experience is necessary. See online description for materials list. Instructor Jeanne Aaron earned a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois, and a M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. Her drawings and sculptures have been shown in galleries and museums in Chicago and San Francisco. AEL509 Wednesdays Jan. 9-Feb. 20 7-9 p.m. Lenox 108 7 Sessions $72

Alcohol Ink Painting Experiment with alcohol inks on Yupo, a non-absorbent paper that will not buckle, no matter how much water you put on it, and it makes colors more brilliant. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy all their own. Leave with a new technique that will expand your artistic interest. All supplies included in class fee. Instructor: Lisa Vitkus AEL578 Tuesday Feb. 5 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $38

* Senior Program member fee. See page 13 for more information.

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Fun with Watercolors-Beyond Beginners Learn how to analyze reference photos, apply techniques you know and learn new ones. You will be painting from your reference photos or from photos provided. Instructor will provide demos and guide students through painting process. Instructor: Vera Kovakovic

SRL167 Wednesdays Lenox 108

Feb. 6-27 4 Sessions

1-3 p.m. $59/$50*

Fun with Watercolors - Plants, Flowers and Sea Shells Learn how to paint a beautiful rendition of leaves, flowers and sea shells. Instructor will provide demos and guide students through painting process. Basic watercolor skills required. Instructor: Vera Kovacovic SRL168 Wednesdays Mar. 6-27 1-3 p.m. Lenox 108 4 Sessions $59/$50*

Oil Painting Under the direction and supervision of the instructor, students will paint their own picture following a series of exercises on painting approaches and experimenting with painting materials and tools. Each student will be encouraged to find their own style and way of seeing. Students learn the basics of color mixing, use of brushes and palette knives and how to build painting layers from dark to light. Advanced students may bring their own project to class the first day for evaluation and approval so they can begin right away. Instructor: Gerri Reid SRL149 (No class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18.) Mondays Jan. 14-Mar. 4 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Lenox 108 6 Sessions $89/$79*

Open Woodshop & Carving Club

Lenox has a shop with a variety of power and hand tools for your use. Prerequisite: Beginning Woodworking or previous woodworking experience. 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

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Android Phone & Tablet

Driving Change: Intro to Ride Sharing Apps 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

AEL547A

Monday Lenox 110

AEL547B Thursday Lenox 115

pp

Feb. 25 1 Session

1-3 p.m. $2-$25*

Mar. 14 1 Session

6-8 p.m. $2-$25*

Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 26 for details.

Online Safety: Protect Your Information Learn the top essentials for keeping your information safe while you are online. The internet is a powerful and useful tool, but should be used with some basic precautions. Learn to protect yourself, your family and devices so that you leave the class with an action plan for staying out of cyber crime’s way. Instructor: Nickie Welsh SRL123 Tuesday Mar. 12 4-5:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $12/$10*

Computers and TECHNOLOGY iPad Basics

Customize your Android phone or tablet, and take advantage of all its great features. Learn how to set up your device to work the way YOU want, including wallpaper, home page, sounds, voice commands, and more. Practice doing 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. You’ll also get resources for helping yourself when things go wrong. Be sure to bring your Android phone or tablet with a well-charged battery, and set up your Google account for it ahead of time. Instructor: Judy Goebel Note: This class is not appropriate for Windows or Apple Devices.

SRL147 Wednesdays Lenox 110

Jan. 9-23 3 Sessions

1-3 p.m. $35/$30*

Facebook 101 Learn to use the popular social media site 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 preexisting account, bring your username and password. Instructor: Nickie Welsh SRL121 Tuesday Jan. 22 4-5:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $12/$10*

Social Media 101 We’ll go over step-by-step basics for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube, and you’ll leave up-to-date on the latest buzz words and topics. Come and learn to share, search and connect. No prior experience required. Instructor: Nickie Welsh SRL122 Thursday Feb. 7 4-5:30 p.m. Lenox 111a 1 Session $12/$10*

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

SRL142 Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

Jan. 15-17 2 Sessions

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

Feb. 19-21 2 Sessions

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

Mar. 26-28 2 Sessions

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

SRL145 Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

SRL144 Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

iPhone Basics Do you have an iPhone but feel you are not fully understanding 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

SRL137 Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

SRL138

Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

SRL140

Tue./Thu. Lenox 110

Jan. 8-10 2 Sessions

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

Feb. 5-7 2 Sessions

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

Mar. 19-21 2 Sessions

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

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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Affordable

FUN

Ponytail Canasta 1-3:30 p.m.

Play 500

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

1-3:30 p.m.

Party Bridge

Tuesdays $2/$1*

1-3 p.m.

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.

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.

$2/$1*

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

Scrabble Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.

$2/$1*

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 1:30-3 p.m. Lenox Gym Free

Dec. 12 * Senior Program member fee. See page 13 for more information.

The Satin Dolls with Bob Dynan and Kids Place Preschool Jan. 9 Mary Franz Guitar and vocals Feb. 13

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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Dec. 21

Elf (PG)

Jan. 4

Catch That Kid (G)

Jan. 18

A Dog’s Purpose (PG)

Feb. 1

Pacifier (PG)

Feb. 15

Man From Snowy River (PG)

Mark Scroggins Folk music sing-along Mar. 13 Tim Patrick Frank Sinatra-style singer

Mar. 1 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (PG13) Mar. 15

Bolt (G)

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In the

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Family Style Italian You’ll be preparing chicken, cacciatore style, sautéed in olive oil with garlic, red onion, mushrooms and capers in a delightful marinara sauce. Also, classic garlic mashed potatoes paired with tender green beans tossed in olive oil with fresh squeezed lemon juice. We’ll finish with crème brûleé, rich, creamy custard baked with a crusty caramel glaze. Tuition includes food fees. Instructor: Jeff Sandino

AEL532

Thursday Mar. 7 Lenox Kitchen 1 Session

Want to make bread with great flavor and texture? Surprise family and friends with fabulous, delicious home-made artisan breads! Learn to make savory, healthy loaves in less than five minutes using dough that you mix in minutes (no kneading required) and store in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Sample several breads in class and receive recipes for several artisan bread options. Bring a 4 quart mixing bowl with cover, a set of measuring cups and spoons, and a large wooden spoon to class. Demonstration, hands-on and tasting - you will leave class with a batch of bread dough and a warm loaf of bread that you make and bake in class. An $8 material fee is payable to instructor Carol Schaub at class. AEL584 Tuesday Feb. 26 6:30-8:15 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $40

6:30-8 p.m. $29

Asian Favorites We begin with the preparation of delicious egg rolls stuffed with pork, shrimp and vegetables served with hot mustard and sweet and sour sauce. You’ll then learn to make fried rice using vegetables, eggs, sprouts, chicken and shrimp. We’ll finish with crème brûleé, rich, creamy custard baked with a crusty caramel glaze. Tuition includes food fees. Instructor: Jeff Sandino AEL530 Wednesday Jan. 16 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $29

KITCHEN

Pizza & More You’ll begin class learning to prepare authentic Italian pizza dough and sauce which you’ll transform into your own creation. Next, you’ll prepare Vermicelli Napoletana with fresh basil, plum tomatoes, garlic and parmesan cheese. We’ll finish with crème brûleé, rich, creamy custard baked with a crusty caramel glaze. Tuition includes food fees. Instructor: Jeff Sandino AEL531 Monday Feb. 4 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $29

Ayurvedic Cooking for Your Constitution Tex Mex You’ll begin learning to prepare authentic Mexican rice, prepared with onions, garlic, tomatoes and fresh coriander leaves. Next you’ll make fajitas made with tender grilled chicken breasts, fresh sautéed bell pepper and onion, wrapped in a warm tortilla shell. Condiments will include guacamole, salsa fresca and sour cream. We’ll finish with crème brûleé, rich, creamy custard baked with a crusty caramel glaze. Tuition includes food fees. Instructor: Jeff Sandino AEL533 Thursday Mar. 28 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $29

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 class fee. Instructor Vanashree Belgamwar AEL307 Thursday Mar. 14 5:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $45 See Vanashree’s Intro to Ayurveda on page 24.

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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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. 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.

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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

Support student achievement! Become a volunteer in St. Louis Park Public Schools. To volunteer or receive more information on these and other programs, contact Angie Martinez Grande in the School Volunteer Office at (952) 928-6450 or martinez.angela@ slpschools.org.

Math, Math, Math

CITY OPPORTUNITIES

If you like mathematics, become a math volunteer. Join the teacher and work on the day’s lesson by helping students as they practice math concepts.

We need a number of math volunteers at these schools:

Aquila Elementary

Middle School

Hydrant Hero

2 days a week 9-9:30 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday

Pi Math, Wednesdays, 12:44-2:15 p.m. (other days may be possible).

Protect your family and neighbors when seconds count, become a hydrant hero. To adopt a hydrant, go to hydranthero.org.

One-on-one help with 5th grade math, volunteer should be comfortable with multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, and algebra at a 5th grade level.

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For information, or to volunteer call or e-mail Laura Smith in the city volunteer office: 952928-2847, lsmith@stlouispark.org or visit www.stlouispark.org/volunteering.html.

Adults and Seniors

6th Grade Math Wednesdays 12:44-2:15 p.m. (other days may be possible).

City Board or Commission Become actively involved in your community and share ideas by volunteering as a representative. Adult and student volunteers are welcome. For more information or to request an application, call 952.924.2525 or visit www.stlouispark.org/boards-commissions

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Exercise and

FITNESS

Interval Circuit 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

AEL575 Monday

(No class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18) Mondays Jan. 7-Mar. 25 Lenox Gym 10 Sessions AEL575 Wednesday Wednesdays Jan. 9-Mar. 27 Lenox Gym 12 Sessions AEL575 Friday Fridays Jan. 11-Mar. 29 Lenox Gym 12 Sessions

7-7:45 a.m. $60 7-7:45 a.m. $72 7-7:45 a.m. $72

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. AEJ504 Returning Students Saturdays Jan. 12-Mar. 23 $55 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MS Upper & Lower Gym 11 Sessions AEJ503 NewStudents Saturdays Jan. 12-Mar. 23 1-2 p.m. MS Upper & Lower Gym 11 Sessions $55

Open Adult Basketball

Open Adult Volleyball

We’ve moved to the Middle School lower gym. No pre-formed team needed. Bring a ball and hoop it up! Pre registration required. AEY501 (No class Jan. 23.) Wednesdays Jan. 9-Mar. 27 6-9 p.m. MS Lower Gym 11 Sessions $33

Get your serve on with Open Adult Volleyball! No pre-formed teams needed, simply bring a ball and get ready to bump, set and spike! Pre registration required. AEJ502 (No class Jan. 22 & Feb. 26.) Tuesdays Jan. 8-May 28 6:30-9 p.m. MS Upper & Lower Gym 19 Sessions $48

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Kung Fu Wu Shu 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 Mar 8.

AEL524 Beginner/Yellow

6:15-7 p.m.

AEL525 Orange-2nd Purple Belt

7-7:45 p.m.

AEL526 3rd Purple-Black Belt 7:45-8:30 p.m. Fridays Jan. 25-Mar. 15 Lenox Gym 7 Sessions $79

Open Adult Futsal Get kickin’ with Open Adult Futsal! No preformed teams needed, bring a ball and join the fun! AEJ505 Fridays Jan. 4-Mar. 29 6-9 p.m. MS Upper & Lower Gym 13 Sessions $39

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Exercise and FITNESS

Qi Gong This self-healing program is designed to promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. 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 AEL547 (No class Apr. 11) Thursdays Feb. 28-Apr. 25 6-6:45 p.m. Lenox 108 8 Sessions $6-$120*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee.

Bands, Bells, Bars & Balls Bootcamp

Breathing, Movement & Meditation

Looking for a great way to get or stay in shape with zero impact? Come and get your sweat on using balance & medicine balls, resistance bands, weighted bars and kettlebells to challenge you to become the BEST you can be.

Perfect for those who wish to start meditating, or are returning to meditation after some time away. Each class starts with pranayama (breath work), simple energy building movement exercises, then moves into a short, guided meditation followed by a silent meditation.

AEY530A Tue./Thu.

Jan. 8-Feb. 14 12 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $90

AEY531A

Feb. 19-Mar. 28 12 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $90

AEY531B

AEY530B Tue./Thu.

Sundays Sundays

See page 26 for details.

Jan. 6-27 4 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $39.99

Feb. 3-24 4 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $39.99

K-Bell Power Yoga This fusion class brings you the best of two worlds! This class will blend the wisdom of yoga with the power of kettlebell training and leave you stronger, more flexible & feeling simply AMAZING!

AEY528A

Mon./Wed. Jan. 7-Feb. 13 12 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $90

AEY528B

Mon./Wed. Feb. 18-Mar. 27 12 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $90

Neue Moves Find out what NeuroMovement is all about in this class based on the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais! Lessons are designed to improve our ability to move with an efficient use of ourselves as a whole person. By using guided lessons to develop well-organized movement and safe ways of moving we restore confidence in our equilibrium. By learning how to move your musculoskeletal system your brain will learn how to release superfluous effort in your body. You will reduce stress; relieve pain from injuries and misuse. We move towards 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. Movement is the language of the nervous system. Learn more at www.NeuroMovement.com or email Neue at neuemoves@gmail. com.

AEL559A Tuesdays Feb. 5-Mar. 19 Lenox Gym 7 Sessions

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

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AEL559B

Tuesdays Mar. 26-May 7 Lenox Gym 7 Sessions

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

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Exercise and

FITNESS

American Kenpo Karate We teach Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate - a no nonsense style of self-defense. You will 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 (No class Dec. 29.)

AEC301

Saturdays ongoing Central Cafeteria

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

XaBeat Dance Fitness Free trial session Thursday Jan. 17, 7-8pm Lenox gym. This dance fitness program that uses upbeat Top-40 music and easy-to-follow dance moves to create a party-like atmosphere in every class! Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Instructor: Devan Sayles

AEL516A Thursdays Lenox Gym

Jan. 24-Feb. 28 6 sessions

7-8 p.m. $5-$90*

Mar. 14-Apr. 18 6 sessions

7-8 p.m. $5-$90*

AEL516B Thursdays Lenox Gym

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 26 for details.

Barre - Yoga Fusion

Fitness Yoga

Barre fitness blended with yoga postures and weight training - a total body workout! All fitness levels will be challenged in this class and no barre or yoga experience is needed. Extended class time allows for a longer cool down with deep stretches. Please bring 2-3 lb dumbbells and a mat to class. AEY504 (No class Feb. 17) Sundays Jan. 27-Mar. 17 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 7 Sessions $98

An active yoga class with an emphasis on proper form and alignment. This class will provide a great workout consisting of flowing yoga postures, deep stretches and balance work. Designed for all levels with modifications or challenges given. You’ll leave feeling energized and refreshed! Bring a mat to class. AEY525 Wednesdays Jan. 16-Mar. 13 7:15-8:05 p.m. 9 Sessions $99

Barre Fitness

Yoga Sculpt

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 perform a variety of exercises to target multiple muscles with each movement. This class provides results quickly, improving muscular strength, stability, endurance, flexibility and balance. Please bring 2-3 lb dumbbells and a mat to class. AEY520 Wednesdays Jan. 16-Mar. 13 6:30-7:20 p.m. 9 Sessions $108

Not your average yoga class! Increase strength and flexibility with this challenging blend of yoga and strength training. Resistance with hand weights and your own body weight will be incorporated into a flowing sequence of yoga poses and series. Some experience with yoga recommended; modifications will be given for various levels. Bring 2-3 lb dumbbells and a yoga mat to class. AEY582 (No class Feb. 17) Sundays Jan. 27-Mar. 17 10:40-11:30 a.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. AEY581 (No class Feb. 17) Sundays Jan. 27-Mar. 17 9:45-10:30 a.m. 7 Sessions $77

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

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Relax and Unwind: Yoga for Every Body

This gentle program improves mental and physical capacity as well as relaxation, balance and vitality! Tai Chi has proven through numerous studies to relieve pain, increase range of motion and improve quality of life. Arthritis foundations around the world and the CDC are recommending it for arthritis and fall prevention. It is suitable for most physical conditions and can be done sitting or standing. Please wear loose fitting clothes and flat bottomed shoes. Instructor: Christine T. Morgan

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! Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes and bring a yoga mat. Perfect for beginners. Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer AEL594 Wednesdays Jan. 23-Mar. 27 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 10 Sessions $15-$150*

AEL517A (No class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18) Mondays Jan. 7-Mar. 18 Lenox Cafeteria 9 Sessions

9-10 a.m. $7-$135*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 26 for details.

AEL517B (No class Jan. 15 and Feb. 19)

Tuesdays Jan. 8-Mar. 19 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 9 Sessions $7-$135*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 26 for details.

Yoga for All Experience free, body positive, gentle hatha yoga classes! Offered by Peaceful Mind Yoga. Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer AEJ594 (No class Feb. 16.) Saturdays Jan. 26-Mar. 30 9-10 a.m. MS Lower Gym 9 Sessions Free

See pages 28-30 for more Free for All classes

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Yoga for Life

Gentle Yoga

Looking for a yoga class that is slower paced and more relaxed, while still 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, non-competitive class. Bring a mat. Instructor: Wendy Anderson

AEL501A (No class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18) Mondays Jan. 7-Mar. 18 4:30-5:55 p.m. Lenox Gym 9 Sessions $108/$81* AEL501B (No Class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18)

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. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Instructor: Annette Fragale

Mondays Lenox Gym

Jan. 7-Mar. 18 9 Sessions

6-7:20 p.m. $108/$81*

SRL116 Tuesdays Lenox Gym

SRL117

Tuesdays Lenox Gym

Jan. 22-Mar. 12 8 Sessions

9-10 a.m. $48/$44*

Apr. 2-May 21 8 Sessions

9-10 a.m. $48/$44*

* Senior Program member fee. See page 13 for more information.

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Exercise and

FITNESS

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 ready for a workout in tennis shoes. Bring a water bottle and a sweat towel. Please bring exact change if possible, or a check, payable to ISD 283. (No class Mar. 28.) Thursdays ongoing 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lenox Gym $5 at door

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.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Warm Water Pool Exercise Class

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

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.

Enhance Fitness Improve the quality of 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 Jan. 21 &30, Feb. 18, Mar. 29) Mon./Wed./Fri. ongoing 10:15-11:15 a.m. Lenox Gym $5 at the door

Instructor: Katherine McGraw Tuesdays ongoing 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lenox Gym $5 at door

SRL106

Thursdays Parkshore

SRL107

Thursdays Parkshore

SRL108

Tuesday Thursdays Parkshore

Jan. 3-Feb. 7 6 Sessions

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

Feb. 14-Mar. 21 6 Sessions

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

Mar. 26 Apr. 4-May 2 6 Sessions

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

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

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WELLNESS

A Plant-Based Diet for Optimal Health Join Karla Moreno-Bryce as she explains how studies show eating plant-based foods protects individuals from various chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and cancer. Karla provides simple strategies on how to incorporate more plantbased foods into your diet and why everyone can benefit from this addition. AEL595 Tuesday Mar. 19 4:30-6 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $29

Personal Resilience and Trauma Healing Learn the biological and physiological factors that create both resilience and trauma in people’s minds and bodies. We will explore the four basic memory systems in the nervous system (Declarative, Episodic, Emotional, and Procedural) and how a working knowledge of these systems can help each person navigate stresses of daily living. Finally, we will explore practices that build resilience within our bodies that are practical and portable. Qualifies for 3.0 hours General CEUs, certificates available at class. Instructor Billy Anderson is a certified somatic coach trained through the Strozzi Institute. AEJ540 Saturday Jan. 12 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MS Media Center 1 Session $40

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 17 for Ayurvedic Cooking for Your Constitution. Instructor Vanashree Belgamwar, an Ayurvedic practitioner, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the University of Health Sciences, India. AEL545 Tuesday Jan. 29 6-8 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $20

Mindful Breathing Calm your mind, invigorate and relax your body and improve normal breathing. Learn and practice one breath technique per week. Bring a mat or sleeping bag if you wish to lie on the floor. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith AEL541 Wednesdays Jan. 9-Mar. 27 6-7 p.m. Lenox Gym 12 Sessions $9-$180*

Hypnosis for Weight Loss & Smoking Cessation

All behavioral changes must occur at an unconscious level to be lasting. With hypnosis, you can make that change! The experience is relaxing and you are fully aware, conscious and in control at all times. Bring a pillow or blanket. Weight Control: Stop your cravings. Stop overeating. Get motivated to exercise! Stop Smoking or Chewing Tobacco: Quit without withdrawal, cravings or gaining weight! Fee includes reinforcement CD and a lifetime membership for free future classes. Introduction for both sections begins at 6 pm, weight loss section follows while smokers take a break off school grounds for that last cigarette, then reconvene for smoking cessation section. Instructor: Dr. Mary Fischer

AEJ506 Weight

AEJ506 Smoking Tuesday Feb. 5 6-8:45 p.m. MS Media Center 1 Session $69 Fee is $120 when you register for both Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation

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DANCE

2 Left Feet Ballroom Dance Convinced that dancing is not meant for you? But still, it would be helpful to know a few steps. Learn fun moves and simple tips from a pro to ease you over those times. A touch of Foxtrot, a smattering of Waltz, a tweak of Rumba and a sampling of the passionate Tango are all it takes and you’ll be out on the dance floor! Couples only please. Instructor: Monica Mohn AEL563 Wednesdays Feb. 20-Mar. 13 6-7 p.m. Lenox Cafeteria 4 Sessions $55/couple

Tap Dance for Adults 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*

Find your rhythm in this fun class! Designed for adults with various levels of experience in tap, we will learn basic to complex steps and combine them for a short routine. Dress comfortably and wear tap shoes. Class is held at Dance Unlimited, 6900 Oxford St., St. Louis Park. AEY512 (No class Feb. 16.) Saturdays Jan. 26-Mar. 16 12-12:45 p.m. Dance Unlimited 7 Sessions $77

Country Music Jam Session

Put some fun in your life! Join us in playing and listening to country music. Guitar players, drummers, bass players, line dancers and singers of all ages and skills are welcome. No preregistration. First Wednesday of each month 1-3 p.m. Lenox Gym Suggested donation $1

* Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 13 for information.

Hop on the bus and join the fun crowd for lunch. Ox Yoke Inn Monday Dec. 17

SRL160 10:15-1:30 p.m.

Dangerfield’s Monday Feb. 25

SRL162 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Crooked Pint Ale House SRL161 Monday Jan. 28 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Bunny’s Northeast Monday Mar. 25

SRL163 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lenox Community Center. Meet in Lenox Lounge. Lunch is on your own, fee for transportation $15/$12*

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CLASSES

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 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

AEL547A

Monday Lenox 110

Feb. 25 1 Session

1-3 p.m.

Sliding Fee: $25/$18/$10/$7/$2

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 AEL594 Wednesdays Jan. 23-Mar. 27 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 10 Sessions Sliding Fee: $150/$100/$50/$30/$15

Up Your Game with LinkedIn Understand the basics of LinkedIn and how to navigate this powerful job search tool and professional networking technology to achieve success with your job search and networking goals. You’ll set up a profile and begin connecting with others. Improving your connections will allow you to locate individuals that may be useful for promoting your business, as key influencers, and potential mentors. Instructor: Michael Boraas AEL548 Wednesday Feb. 13 6-8 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session Sliding Fee: $25/$18/$10/$7/$2

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AEL547B Thursday Lenox 115

Mar. 14 1 Session

6-8 p.m.

Sliding Fee: $25/$18/$10/$7/$2

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention This gentle program improves mental and physical capacity as well as relaxation, balance and vitality! Tai Chi has proven through numerous studies to relieve pain, increase range of motion and improve quality of life. Arthritis foundations around the world and the CDC are recommending it for arthritis and fall prevention. It is suitable for most physical conditions and can be done sitting or standing. Please wear loose fitting clothes and flat bottomed shoes. Instructor: Christine T. Morgan

AEL517A (No class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18) Mondays Lenox Cafeteria

Jan. 7-Mar. 18 9 Sessions

9-10 a.m.

Sliding Fee: $135/$95/$54/$34/$7

AEL517B (No class Jan. 15 and Feb. 19) Tuesdays Lenox Gym

Jan. 8-Mar. 19 9 Sessions

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sliding Fee: $135/$95/$54/$34/$7

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CLASSES

Cabinets 101

Cabinets provide style, substance and, above all, organizing everything, from kitchen plates to bathroom towels to living room media equipment. But poorly designed cabinets can result in a frustrating layout, unnecessary and costly remodeling issues, and a finished product that does not meet your expectations. Learn how to choose well-designed cabinets and how to strike a balance between style, functionality and cost. We will review defining the cabinet goals, layout considerations, cabinet construction basics, door styles, finishes and the process to replace or add cabinets in your home. Instructor Lori Harrington is owner of Satoree Kitchen and Bath. AEL537 Tuesday Jan. 15 6:30-8 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. Begin in a standing position with your knees gently bent. As you gently move your arms, you inhale and exhale in coordination with the movement. The movement is repeated several times, so that you can close your eyes if you want. You imagine being surrounded by healing, positive, universal energy of love and at the end there is a brief guided meditation. Instructor: Deborah Heltzer AEL547 (No class Apr. 11.) Thursdays Feb. 28-Apr. 25 6-6:45 p.m. Lenox 108 8 Sessions Sliding Fee: $120/$84/$48/$30/$6

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 AEL523 Thursday Jan. 24 6-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Sliding Fee: $25/$18/$10/$7/$2

XaBeat Dance Fitness Free trial session Thursday Jan. 17, 7-8pm Lenox gym. This dance fitness program uses upbeat Top-40 music and easy-to-follow dance moves to create a party-like atmosphere in every class! Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Instructor: Devan Sayles

AEL516A

Thursdays Lenox Gym

Jan. 24-Feb. 28 6 sessions

7-8 p.m.

Sliding Fee: $90/$63/$36/$23/$5*

AEL516B

Thursdays Lenox Gym

Mar. 14-Apr. 18 6 sessions

7-8 p.m.

Sliding Fee: $90/$63/$36/$23/$5

Mindful Breathing Calm your mind, invigorate and relax your body and improve normal breathing. Bring a mat or sleeping bag if you wish to lie on the floor. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith AEL541 Wednesdays Jan. 9-Mar. 27 6-7 p.m. Lenox Gym 12 Sessions Sliding Fee: $180/$126/$72/$45/$9

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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-Testament (The Brand New Testament)

Jan. 22

AEL-Strawberry (Strawberry and Chocolate)

Jan. 29

AEL-Himalaya

Feb. 5

AEL-Separation (A Separation)

Feb. 12

Tuesdays Lenox Little Theater

6-8:30 p.m. 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 winter we are partnering with STEP.

Food Insecurity -

A Hidden Reality in St. Louis Park Food insecurity is defined as a lack of access to enough food for an active and healthy life. One in ten Minnesotans experience food insecurity and 13.8% of children in Minnesota are food insecure. This is a reality faced by many families living below the poverty line as well as those with above poverty incomes. As many people must spend higher portions of their income on housing, transportation, childcare, and healthcare, temporary or ongoing shortfalls cause people to cut expenses wherever they can, including food. We will have a panel discussion with people who are on the front lines of this issue in St. Louis Park and Minnesota. Learn the root causes, barriers to accessing healthy food and how to advocate for and help neighbors. Panelists include: Julie Lapointe, LISW, STEP Program Manager Sharon Lehrman, RDN, LD, SLP SEEDS

Thursday, February 7 AEL581

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Hunger Impact Partners St. Louis Park Birdfeeder students

Lenox Cafeteria

1 Session

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! Call Lisa Greene at 952-928-6063 or email greene.lisa@slpschools.org

Free

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Westminster Town Hall Forum Viewing and Discussion 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-Aleut (Aleut Story) Monday

Jan. 14

AEL-Rainbow (Broken Rainbow) Thursday

Jan. 31

6-9 p.m.

AEL-Drum (A Seat at the Drum) Thursday

Feb. 28

AEL-Oglala (Incident at Oglala) Monday

AEL-Trudell Thursday

AEL-MonaHannaAttisha Feb. 26 What we can Learn from Flint, Michigan Mona has been acclaimed internationally for her research that exposed elevated levels of lead in the blood of the children of Flint.

AEL-AnnaLappe Mar. 5 Building Real Food Communities Anna co-founded the Small Planet Institute, which researches and provides education on the root causes of hunger and poverty around the globe. AEL-AndrewZimmern

6-9 p.m.

AEL-WoundedKnee (Bury My Heart at

Wounded Knee) Monday Feb. 11

We will be viewing archived Town Hall Forums put on by Westminster. These forums provide unique opportunities to explore key issues of our day from an ethical perspective. See full descriptions online. Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Lenox Little Theater Free

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

Mar. 11

6-9 p.m.

Mar. 28

6-9 p.m.

Mar. 19

Around the Table: Food, Culture and Community As the creator, executive producer, and host of the popular series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, he has traveled the globe, exploring the ways that food shapes and reflects the lives and cultures of people around the world.

AEL-TavisSmiley

Apr. 4

No One Left Out: Creating Communities of Justice Tavis Smiley is an author, publisher, social justice advocate, and host of the late-night PBS television talk show, Tavis Smiley, and the public radio program, The Tavis Smiley Show.

This WINTER these GREAT classes are FREE for ALL! Please Register in Advance.

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Yoga for All Experience free, body positive, gentle hatha yoga classes! Perfect for beginners. Classes can be completed on a mat or seated in a chair. No experience or flexibility required. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes and bring a yoga mat. Offered by Peaceful Mind Yoga. Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer AEJ594 (No class Feb. 16.) Saturdays Jan. 26-Mar. 30 9-10 a.m. MS Lower Gym 9 Sessions Free

Health Care Fraud Preventing Medicare Fraud and Avoiding Scams Don’t be a target of Medicare fraud and abuse. Learn how to detect Medicare fraud and what to do if Medicare Fraud is suspected. Discuss the top scams directed towards seniors and get tips on how to avoid falling for them. Instructor: Senior Linkage Line MAAA SRL164 Friday Jan. 11 10-11 a.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session Free

Lunch & Learn - Do You Have a Plan? Too often, seniors don’t have a plan for future housing needs. Poor decision making could very easily jeopardize your independence and quality of life for years to come. Having a plan doesn’t mean you have to activate it immediately. It just means you have solved the tough problems in advance when you were able to think objectively about your future. Dan & Mary Tillman, Seniors Real Estate Specialists will discuss why you need to know your home’s value, how long it will take and the best time to sell, what updates to make to get the highest selling price, and more. SRL135 Tuesday Feb. 26 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session Free/Includes Lunch

Senior LinkAge Line-Who We Are and What We Do The Senior Linkage Line is a service of the Area Agencies on Aging in partnership with the Minnesota Board on Aging. It provides information and assistance to seniors, Medicare beneficiaries, and the people who care about them. Learn the role of the SLL and how it provides resource connections for consumers to promote choice and independence. SRL165 Friday Feb. 8 10-11 a.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session Free

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INTEREST

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. Finally, this class looks at the probate process and discusses what it is, when it’s necessary, and why. Leave armed with valuable information to make informed estate planning decisions. Instructor: Jeffrey Scott AEL521 Tuesday Feb. 5 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $19

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

Holiday Inn

The Cat and the Canary

This 1942 American musical film stars Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire with music by Irving Berlin. This is considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, and Bob will add a couple of surprises. SRL131

This 1939 American horror comedy film was directed by Elliott Nugent and stars Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. It is a remake of the 1927 silent film based on the 1922 play of the same name by John Willard. This is horror comedy at its finest. SRL132

Dec. 19

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

You Can’t Take it with You Feb. 27

This classic film starring Jean Arthur and James Stewart will have you laughing from start to finish. Bob will add a couple of extra film treats for you to enjoy. SRL133

Hold That Ghost Mar. 27

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

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Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is working to close the gender pay gap by 2030! Join the 10 million women across the U.S. being trained in salary negotiation. Learn how to improve your financial future and secure the pay you deserve. Do you want to learn what it takes to negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion? In this nationally recognized workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play to learn: •

How to identify and articulate your personal value

How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies

How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits

About the wage gap, including its longterm consequences

Instructor: Karen Kirkwood AEJ550 Saturday Apr. 6 9-11 a.m. MS Media Center 1 Session $20

2018 Tax Changes

Appraise Your Antiques

Tax day is fast approaching. Learn about the 2018 tax changes and how they affect your savings, investing income and Social Security income options. Instructor: Robert Davis AEL707 Thursday Feb. 21 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $15

Learn the basics of identifying and appraising art, antiques, jewelry, coins, and collectibles. Get tips on what makes things valuable and the best ways to sell them. Examine things like lithophane, trench art, U.S. Zone china, a U.S. 3 cent nickel, precious gemstones, mourning jewelry & German silver. No pictures or books in this class, everything is hands-on and the instructor’s notes are given to each student. Instructor David Schlueter is a certified appraiser. AEL522 Thursdays Jan. 31-Feb. 7 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 109 2 Sessions $29

Tax Reform 101 – How will the Tax Cuts and Job Act affect me? The Tax Cuts and Job Act passed in December made many changes to the tax code. We will discuss three big ones; increased standard deduction, elimination of personal and dependent exemptions and changes to the Child Tax Credit. You’ll see scenarios that demonstrate how these changes might impact refunds, and learn how to ensure you’re withholding the correct amount from your paycheck. Instructor Leslie Kent Holmberg is a tax preparer and enrolled agent with 10+ years of experience with Jackson Hewitt and HR Block. AEL551 Thursday Jan. 10 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $15

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 Mar. 19 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $15

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Savvy Social Security Planning for Couples

Basic Home Repairs Electrical This is a hands-on class for the electrical beginner. We will discuss the basic home electrical system. You will learn how to make simple repairs such as replacing switches, wall outlets, checking circuit breakers and rewiring a lamp. You will work with electrical boards to install wire, single pole & three way switches, duplex outlet, and lamp receptacle. Please bring a wire stripper, straight slot screwdriver and long-nose pliers to class if you have them. Cost of Step-by Step-Guidebook to Home Wiring ($5) will be collected at the class. Instructor: Tod Novinska AEL543 Monday Mar. 18 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $39

The Social Security decisions spouses make when they are in their 60s will determine the amount of total income they will receive over their lifetime – including the lifetime of the spouse who lives the longest. This workshop will cover some little-known rules that can help married couples get more out of the Social Security system including how much you stand to receive over your lifetime, when to apply for benefits, how spouses with little or no prior earnings can take advantage of benefits and how a little-known rule passed in 2000 has opened the door to creative spousal strategies. Instructor: Robert Davis AEL702 Wednesday Feb. 20 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 111a 1 Session $15/couple

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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. AEL506 Wednesday Jan. 23 7-9 p.m. Lenox Cafeteria 1 Session $45 one/$80 couple

Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

Basic Home Repairs Plumbing Do you have a leaky faucet but don’t want to pay to have the entire fixture replaced? You may not have to. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to repair the faucet or replace the entire fixture yourself. You will learn to repair minor plumbing problems and save precious money in the process. There will be a demonstration to cut and glue plastic pipe and fittings, as well as soldering copper pipe and fittings. We will take apart different types of faucets, as well as discuss the internal working parts of a toilet. Cost of Step-by-Step Guidebook to Home Plumbing ($5) will be collected at the class. Instructor: Tod Novinska AEL586 Monday Mar. 25 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $39

INTEREST

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 cosponsored 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. AEL510 Tuesday Feb. 12 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $2

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. AEL544 Wednesday Jan. 30 7-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $2

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LEARNING

Comedy Improv, “Whose Line is it?”

This fun and unique class will teach you comedy and acting without a script. Learn to deliver on-the-spot sketches using a variety of improv techniques. These skills will help build confidence in public speaking, making small talk and becoming a better listener; serving well in both your personal and professional life. Come laugh until your sides hurt! Instructor: Homeward Bound Theater Company AEL535 Thursdays Mar. 7-14 6-8 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 2 Sessions $55

Dilbert Lives! What Your Adult Children Should Know about the Corporate Workplace Frank Freedman will share stories from his new book, A Corporate Refugee Bares All. His corporate experience involved successfully dealing with many substantial challenges involving critical care medical devices, including being laid off once and fired three times. He will also share lessons learned from his experience not unlike the Dilbert cartoon series - provocative, instructive and humorous. Books available for purchase at class. AEL536 Tuesday Mar. 12 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $15

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 AEL580 Thursdays Feb. 21-Mar. 14 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 4 Sessions $60

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Growing Up: Mothers and Daughters Connecting Growing up can be exciting, exhilarating, confusing and scary – all at the same time! Join educators from myHealth for Teens and Young Adults for a fun and informative workshop that will take some of the mystery out of puberty and the questions out of adolescence. During our time together, girls ages 9-12 and their mothers, or other trusted female adult, will engage in fun and thought-provoking activities that help them learn about puberty and development in males and females, what is normal (and great!) about growing up, how to have the best parent-child communication possible and how to maintain or strengthen family bonds! Prepare to laugh, create, question, learn and grow – TOGETHER! AEJ530 Saturday Feb. 2 9 a.m.-12 p.m. MS Media Center 1 Session $50/mother daughter pair

Genealogy Help Group 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. Bring your own device if you wish to try out online resources during the session. Pre-registration accepted, walk-ins welcome! Instructor: Mary Wickersham AEL503 3rd Tuesday Jan. 15-Apr. 16 6-8 p.m. Lenox Lounge 4 Sessions for $20 or $5 per time

Up Your Game with LinkedIn Understand the basics of LinkedIn and how to navigate this powerful job search tool and professional networking technology. Learn to use LinkedIn to achieve success with your job search and networking goals. You’ll set up a profile and begin connecting with others. Improving your connections will allow you to locate individuals that may be useful for promoting your business, general networking and as key influencers and potential mentors. Instructor: Michael Boraas AEL548 Wednesday Feb. 13 6-8 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $2-$25*

pp Class is priced on sliding-scale fee. See page 26 for details.

Japanese in Minnesota: An exploration through language, food and architecture Explore the history of Minnesota’s early Japanese residents from a WWII-era military language school to one of the first Japanese restaurants in Minneapolis. This class will primarily be lecture-based with opportunities for discussions. Qualifies for 3.0 hours General CEUs, certificates available at class. Originally from Sasayama, Japan, Instructor Kimmy Tanaka holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Minnesota and currently works as a historic site interpreter for the Mill City Museum and Historic Fort Snelling at Bdote. AEL538 (No class Feb. 14) Thursdays Feb. 7-28 7-8 p.m. Lenox 115 3 Sessions $50

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Lifelong

LEARNING

African History This is an ethnology-history of Africans from origins to 500 years ago. Course will be followed up by two more in the future to complete the series. Cosponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Instructor: Tom O’Toole SRL175 Thursdays Jan. 31-Mar. 7 12:30-2 p.m. Lenox 115 6 Sessions $30/$25*

Escape to the Lake – Cabins of Minnesota Enjoy a relaxing and scenic virtual journey to the heart of Minnesota lake country. See some of Minnesota’s most interesting and unique cabins. The pictures will bring back those wonderful memories of spending time at your favorite getaway. Instructor: Doug Ohman SRL170 Monday Feb. 11 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

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, and the beliefs and practices of Muslims as well as religious celebrations. Get your questions answered first hand. This class qualifies for 2.0 hours General CEUs, certificates available at class. Instructor: Islamic Resource Group AEL519 Monday Mar. 25 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $7

Hidden in Plain View – Cemeteries of Minnesota Take a virtual walk along with instructor Doug Ohman as he photographs cemeteries and uncovers stories of the forgotten. Learn where the only Revolutionary War soldier to die in Minnesota is buried. Learn the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard and much more. The photos and stories are amazing. SRL169 Monday Jan. 7 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

Saving History With the use of a metal detector and camera, instructor Doug Ohman has respectfully recovered and photographed artifacts that help us reconnect to our past. He will share his experiences, photos, stories and actual relics that will help bring local history to life. SRL171 Monday Mar. 4 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

Leadership Development in the 21st Century Improve your leadership and management skills by learning behavioral principles such as culture, core values, self-awareness, standards, discipline, group-cooperation, trust, signaling behaviors, team building, and servant leadership. You’ll think critically about creating intentional environments that lead to success and leave with the skills to execute, implement, and apply learned concepts to a variety of industries. Qualifies for 8.0 hours General CEUs, certificates available at class. Instructor Kevin King and has worked for more than 20 years in the sports, higher education and entertainment industries including with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the American Red Cross. AEL504 Wednesdays Feb. 6-Mar. 27 7-8 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 8 Sessions $315 * Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 13 for information.

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Driver Improvement Classes

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

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.

4 Hour a.m. classes

8-Hour Course

Thursday Thursday Tuesday

Tues./Thurs. Mar. 12 & 13

1-5 p.m.

Wednesday Tuesday Thursday

Jan. 30 Feb. 26 Mar. 28

4 Hour p.m. classes Jan. 3 Jan. 17 Feb. 5

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

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Lifelong

LEARNING

Plains Indian War After the Native American Hangings in Mankato, Minnesota, President Lincoln pardoned the rest of the Native Americans. Where did they go? They not only left Mankato, they left Minnesota completely. The focus will be on why they created their new home in Colorado and how it changed history. Instructor: Gary Blessman SRL115 Tuesday Feb. 19 1-2:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

Modern Monsters: Mary Shelley’s The Civil War/No Proper Names, Frankenstein at 200 Battles or Dates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, first published in 1818, marked the creation of the modern monster. The novel spawned adaptations in theater, film, and television, becoming synonymous with tensions between ancient and modern, faith and science, and human and monster. We will read Shelley’s novel and watch the 1931 film. Our discussions will explore the novel and larger questions about what defines monsters and how monsters change in response to our current moment. Cosponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor: Amanda Alexander SRL174 Thursdays Jan. 31-Mar. 7 10-11:30 a.m. Lenox 115 6 Sessions $30/$25*

The most wonderful way to learn about the Civil War is through photography, maps, inventions, genealogy and reenactment. This method will leave you with a wonderful picture of a most interesting period of U.S. History. Instructor: Gary Blessman SRL114 Tuesday Jan. 22 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

Taking A Leap into Creative Writing Do you have a story begging to be told? Have you always wanted to write a novel, but you’re not sure where or how to start? Whether you want to write fiction or creative non-fiction, start by learning techniques writers use to capture a reader’s attention and bring a story to life. Each class includes writing time and the opportunity for feedback. Instructor: Laura Vosika SRL119 Tuesdays Jan. 15-Feb. 19 12:30-2 p.m. Lenox 115 6 Sessions $35/$30*

* Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 13 for information.

Thursday Seminars with Dan Hartman Lenox Little Theater

Mexican American War-Training Ground for the Civil War This war followed the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory, despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. SRL153A Thursday Jan. 31 1-3 p.m. 1 Session $12/$10*

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Spanish American War

Mexican Border War

This war was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American attacks on Spain’s Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine–American War. On July 1, Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charged up San Juan Hill. SRL153b Thursday Feb. 14 1-3 p.m. 1 Session $12/$10*

From the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, the United States Army was stationed in force along the border and on several occasions fought with Mexican rebels or federals. The height of the conflict came in 1916 when revolutionary Pancho Villa attacked the American border town of Columbus, New Mexico. In response, the United States Army, launched an expedition into northern Mexico. SRL153c Thursday Mar. 14 1-3 p.m. 1 Session $12/$10*

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Trips and

TOURS “You Smell Barn” from the Famous Church Basement Ladies

“Hello Dolly” at the Orpheum Theater

“Lend Me A Tenor” at The Old Log Theater

Arrive at The Ames Center in Burnsville and enjoy an informal lunch in the second story atrium area. Then take time to enjoy the exhibition in the 2,000-square-foot art gallery before entering the Black Box Theater for the play. SRL105 Thursday Jan. 24 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $74/$70*

The darling of Broadway has returned! Seats are on the main floor. SRL103 Thursday Apr. 25 6:15-10:45 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $81/$77*

Enjoy a wonderful lunch and this Tony Award winning madcap screwball comedy, set in 1934. SRL104 Wednesday Jan. 30 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge 85/$80*

“Flowers for The Room” at Yellow Tree Theater Enjoy lunch at Golden Corral in Maple Grove, then arrive at the small Yellow Tree Theater. This stunning new musical is about human resilience and the power of choice, by award-winning playwright Jessica Lind Peterson, featuring a gorgeous original score by contemporary folk sensation Blake Thomas. SRL102 Wednesday Feb. 13 10:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge $74/$70*

Bell Museum & Lunch at Murray’s

We will begin our day with a fabulous lunch at Murray’s Steak House, a classic upscale restaurant, then enjoy a gallery tour of the new Bell Museum. SRL120 Tuesday Mar. 12 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet in Lenox Lounge 1 Session $84/$80*

Kentucky Commonwealth

5 Night/Six Day Tour Monday, May 13-Saturday, May 18 Begin with lunch at Quivey Grove Restaurant in Madison and continue to Merriville, Indiana for lodging at Hilton Garden Inn. Day two takes you to the Derby Café. Take the Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, and visit the Derby Museum. Learn about the history of the race, then travel to the Lexington area for lodging. Spend the morning at the Kentucky Horse Park. Explore the grounds, take a horse Drawn Trolley Tour, see the Hall of Champions Presentation, the Parade of Breeds and visit the International Mu-

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seum of the Horse. Take time for lunch (on own) at the Bit & Bridle Cafeteria. Tour Woodford Reserve Distillery, then enjoy a special dinner at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Day four you will explore the Ark Encounter, a life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark, and have lunch at Emzara’s Kitchen with a spectacular view off the bow end of the Ark. In Shipshewana, have lunch at the Blue Gate Restaurant. See the matinee musical “A Sim-

ple Sanctuary.” Lodging tonight is in Hammond, Indiana at the Holiday Inn. On the way home, you will stop for lunch near Wisconsin Dells. What a fabulous trip!

SRL172 2 per room: $1,135 1 per room: $1,550

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Travel Preview Class

If you are considering taking a trip next year, come check out some great options through Landmark Travel. You will see an overview of extended travel opportunities. Literature will be available. Trips include:  round trip airfare from MSP

 quality accommodations in great locations

 baggage handling at hotels

 professional tour manager and local guides

 deluxe mortorcoach transportation  daily breakfast and quality meals. You’ll get info on these and more upcoming trips:  Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

 New York City

 Highlights of Britain

 Ireland

 Alaska

 Iceland

 Danube River Cruise

Wednesday February 27 10-11 a.m. Lenox Little Theater

Free!

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

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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.

LEVEL I #77959 Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions

LEVEL II ##77962 Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions

Jan. 31-Mar. 7 Lenox 2 $150/$135* Mar. 14-Apr. 18 Lenox 2 $150/$135*

LEVEL III #77963 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 or Spanish for $270. Enter LANG at checkout on MCTC site. (Discounts applied in error will be reversed.)

Conversational American Sign Language Did you know that American Sign Language is the third most used language in America? A vital tool for those who deal with the hearing and speech impaired, ASL has an expressive beauty all its own. In this series, you’ll begin with a vocabulary of 200 signs. Courses are designed to be taken sequentially, with subsequent courses reviewing and reinforcing previous learning. With fun games and lots of emphasis on practice, you will be well on your way to conversing in ASL. This class is great for anyone regularly dealing with the general public. Instructor: Susan Hagel, M.S. Co-sponsored by Minneapolis Community & Technical College. 10 CH/1 CEUs Please register at www.minneapolis.edu/continuinged call 612.659.6500.

LEVEL I #77946 Mondays Lenox 115

Feb. 25-Mar. 18 4 Sessions

LEVEL II #77949 Mondays Lenox 115

Mar. 25-Apr. 15 4 Sessions

6-8:30 p.m. $120/$108* 6-8:30 p.m. $120/$108*

Save! *Register for both levels of ASL for $216! Use discount code ASL at checkout (discounts applied in error will be reversed).

Spanish Quieres hablar Español? This series provides a foundation of Spanish grammar, while introducing basic vocabulary for daily situations. Courses are designed to be taken sequentially, with subsequent courses reviewing and reinforcing your previous learning. Conversational practice and other exercises are led in a fun and no-pressure atmosphere, making the courses ideal for beginners or as a refresher for those with “rusty” Spanish skills. A series of four classes is approximately equivalent to one year of high school or one semester of college Spanish. Instructor Tyrel Nelson studied in Venezuela and Spain while attending the University of Minnesota, and taught English in Ecuador. Co-sponsored by Minneapolis Community & Technical College. 12 CH/1.2 CEUs Please register at www.minneapolis. edu/continuinged or call 612.659.6500.

New Students: LEVEL I #78012 Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions

LEVEL II #78046 Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions

Continuing Students: LEVEL III #78036 Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions

LEVEL IV #78045 Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions

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Jan. 30-Mar. 6 Lenox 2 $150/$135* Mar. 20-Apr. 24 Lenox 2 $150/$135*

Jan. 29-Mar. 5 Lenox 2 $150/$135* Mar. 19-Apr. 23 Lenox 2 $150/$135*

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Early Childhood Family

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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

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.

Mini Saturday Infant Class Enjoy a taste of ECFE with this 3-week class! Share the joys and concerns of parenthood with other parents and a parent educator. Topics include adjusting to life with baby, sleep, and nutrition, as well as topics generated by the class. Learn simple songs, activities, and ways to play with babies as they develop. Enter from 35th St. & Wooddale Ave., entrance #7 – Central Clinic. Age

Day

Dates

Time

Fee

Class

0-12 mos.

Saturdays

Jan 26, Feb 2 & 9

9-10:30 a.m.

$40

E540

12-24 mos.

Saturdays

Feb 23, Mar 2 & 9

9-10:30 a.m.

$40

E541

Come and Play for 1 to 5 years : Check out non-separating class E519.

Our Staff •

Licensed Early Childhood teachers

Experienced classroom assistants

Licensed Parent Educators

Been There Done That? Check out Separating class E507.

Welcome to our Newest Learners

Our Programs •

Non-Separating Classes – Parent

Separating Classes – Parent discussion

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

Home Visiting Program – Individual visits tailored to your family’s needs - Call 952.847.0533 to schedule a visit.

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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Come celebrate in our ECFE classroom. Meet our infant teacher and other new parents, and babies. Experience the joy of ECFE and receive a free gift and discount coupon for your first ECFE infant class. Please enter door #7 on the 35th Street side of the building. FREE but you must register.

Birth to 5

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Class

0-12 months

Saturday

Feb 9

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

E542

Imagination Exploration for 2-4 year olds

Check out Non-Separating classes E520 and E521. This class focuses on STEM with fun, imaginative, and developmentally appropriate activities for parents and children. Come prepared to explore the world together through science, music, art, and building projects!

Parents Only Class (while your child is in preschool or early elementary)

Is your child in preschool or early elementary school and you miss ECFE? This class is a parenting only option for parents of children ages 3-6. Meet two Thursdays a month to discuss challenges along with topics of interest. SibCare available.

E544

Thursdays 9:30-11 a.m. Jan 31, Feb. 21, Mar 14 & 28, Apr 18, May 2 & 16, 2019

$134/$74/$34

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ECFE

REGISTRATION

Classes begin the week of January 28, 2019 and end the week of May 13, 2019. No ECFE classes Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 and Friday, March 29, 2019. No classes the week of April 1, 2019.

SEPARATING CLASSES

NON-SEPARATING CLASSES

Parents and children enjoy playing and learning together in an early childhood classroom. The parent discussion takes place in a separate room. Figure your child’s age by counting how many months old s/he is on Feb. 1, 2019. For these classes, enter Central Community Center from the East parking lot. Use door #21. Babies 0-6 months may stay in class with parents.

Non-Separating ECFE Classes for parents with infants and toddlers. Parents stay with their children during discussion. Figure your child’s age by counting how many months old s/he is on Feb. 1, 2019 For these classes, enter Central Community Center from 35th St. Door #7. The ECFE room is located next to Central Clinic. Babies 0-6 months may stay in class with parents.

Age

Day

Time

Class

Age

Day

Time

Class

20-27 mos.

Fridays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E501

0-6 mos.

Tuesdays

11:30-1 p.m.

E508*

25-36 mos.

Tuesdays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E502

0-12 mos.

Mondays

11:30-1 p.m.

E509*

25-38 mos.

Mondays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E503

0-15 mos.

Wednesdays

6-7:30 p.m.

E510*

25-38 mos.

Thursdays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E504

6-12 mos.

Thursdays

11:30-1 p.m.

E511*

25-38 mos.

Tuesdays

6-7:30 p.m.

E505

8-15 mos.

Wednesdays

11:30-1 p.m.

E512*

25-48 mos.

Fridays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E506

30-60 mos.

Wednesdays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E507

* The above classes are 50% off 12-24 mos.

Mondays

9:30-11 a.m.

E513

12-24 mos.

Tuesdays

9:30-11 a.m.

E514

12-24 mos.

Wednesdays

9:30-11 a.m.

E515

Sliding Fee Scale

Household Income

Fee

12-24 mos.

Wednesdays

4-5:30 p.m.

E516

Separating

Over $50,000

$271

16-27 mos.

Thursdays

9:30-11 a.m.

E517

$35,00-$49,999

$111

20-27 mos.

Fridays

9:30-11 a.m.

E518

Under $34,999

$ 50

1 to 5 yrs.

Fridays

11:30-1 p.m.

E519

2-4 yrs.

Mondays

4-5:30 p.m.

E520

2-4 yrs.

Mondays

6-7:30 p.m.

E521

Sliding Fee Scale

Household Income

Fee

Non-Separating

Over $50,000

$201

$ 35,000-$49,999

$95

Under $34,999

$34

Fees for out-of-district registrants: add $40 See page 42 for sibling care.

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EDUCATION SIBLING CARE

On-site sibling care is offered during ECFE class time. Remember that you must register for sibling care when you register for ECFE classes. Fee is for the entire 15-week session. Sliding Fee Scale for Separating Sib-Care

Over $50,000

$135

$35,000-49,999

$ 57

Under $34,999

$ 25

Sliding Fee Scale for Non-Separating Sib-Care

Over $50,000

$101

$35,000-49,999

$ 49

Under $34,999

$ 17

HUG One-To-One Visits Winter Break Art Project Looking for something to do with your children over winter break? Come to Central Community Center for the Winter Break Art Project. Be creative! Make a plate, bowl or cup! This is a great way to capture the imagination of artists of all ages in a usable product that is dishwasher-safe and breakresistant. We supply the template and colored markers. The items are sent out for processing and we get them back in about three weeks. Enter door #21.

WBAP18 Wednesday, Jan. 2 Central Cafeteria

1-2 p.m. $12 each item

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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Early Childhood Screening

One-to-one visits are offered with no fee to support all expectant families and families with children up to two years old.

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.

• One-to-one visits with a caring, knowledgeable MN licensed parent educator.

This free service is required by the State of Minnesota.

The ideal age is 3 ½ - 4 years old.

• Opportunities to connect with other families with newborns in the area and more!

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.

• Current information on parenting, infant development, and community resources. • A Welcome New Baby gift.

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.

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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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! FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 5

$50 OFF Summer Power & Uproar registration fee

$25 OFF Overnight Camp Sessions $15 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:

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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 schedule.

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.

Winter Meltdown

Saturday, Feb. 2 10 a.m. - noon

Central Community Center No preregistration required $5 per person at the door

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

Questions?

Income Eligibility Chart Based on Family Income

Call Heidi at Central Community Center: 952.928.6785.

(There are limited funds available) . 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:

Classes meet at Central Community Center 6300 Walker Street St. Louis Park

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 (43 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: 2018-2019

• Peter Hobart Elementary • Susan Lindgren Elementary

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.

5 days per week

1-4 days per week

Before School Care

$13.00 per day

$14.50 per day

After School Care

$13.00 per day

$14.50 per day

Extended care on Early Release Days

$14 added to daily fee

Full day care on non-school days

$47.00 per day: before deadline $57.00 per day: after deadline

October 17, 2018 and May 17, 2019

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

Preschool Daily Rates: 2018-2019 Location

#Days/week

Time

Cost/Day

Central & Lenox

5 days/week

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

$54.50/day

fine arts and music

Central & Lenox

2-4 days/week

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

$59.50/day

physical develpment

Lenox

5 days/week

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$41/day

Lenox

2-4 days/week

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$45/day

Schedule and Location Options

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

Central: • 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 -

SW500

Mondays

Jan. 7-Mar. 25

Jan. 21, Feb. 18

10:30-11 a.m.

10

Central Pool

$65

4 years

SW501 SW502 SW503

Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays

Jan. 8-Mar. 19 Jan. 10-Mar. 21 Jan. 12-Mar. 23

Feb. 19 Feb. 14 Feb. 16

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

10 10 10

Central Pool Central Pool Central Pool

$65 $65 $65

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# SW504 SW505 SW506

DAY Mondays Mondays Mondays

DATES Jan. 7-Mar. 25 Jan. 7-Mar. 25 Jan. 7-Mar. 25

NO CLASS Jan. 21, Feb. 18 Jan. 21, Feb. 18 Jan. 21, Feb. 18

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

SESSIONS 10 10 10

LOCATION Central Pool Central Pool Central Pool

FEE $75 $75 $75

SW507 SW508

Tuesdays Thursdays

Jan. 8-Mar. 19 Jan. 10-Mar. 21

Feb. 19 Feb. 14

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

10 10

Central Pool Central Pool

$75 $75

SW509 SW510 SW511

Fridays Fridays Saturdays

Jan. 11-Mar. 22 Jan. 11-Mar. 22 Jan. 12-Mar. 23

Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 16

11-11:30 a.m. 1-1:30 p.m. 9-9:30 a.m.

10 10 10

Central Pool Central Pool Central Pool

$75 $75 $75

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# SW512 SW513

DAY Mondays Saturdays

DATES Jan. 7-Mar. 25 Jan. 12-Mar. 23

NO CLASS Jan. 21, Feb. 18 Feb. 16

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

SESSIONS 10 10

LOCATION Central Pool Central Pool

FEE $85 $85

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# SW514

DAY Mondays

DATES Jan. 7-Mar. 25

NO CLASS Jan. 21, Feb. 18

TIME 6:15-7 p.m.

SESSIONS 10

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $85

SW515

Saturdays

Jan. 12-Mar. 23

Feb. 16

10:15-11 a.m.

10

Central Pool

$85

Adult Lap Swimming No pre-registration is necessary. Swim passes are available at the pool. Closed Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. Mon-Fri Jan. 2-Mar. 28 $3/per person at the door

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All Ages

Central Pool

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

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Aquatics

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# SW516

DAY Mondays

DATES Jan. 7-Mar. 25

NO CLASS Jan. 21, Feb. 18

TIME 7-8 p.m.

SESSIONS 10

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $75

SW517

Thursdays

Jan. 10-Mar. 21

Feb. 14

7-8 p.m.

10

Central Pool

$75

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# SW518

DAY Tuesdays

DATES Jan. 8-Mar. 19

NO CLASS Feb. 19

TIME 7-7:45 p.m.

SESSIONS 10

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $85

Co-ed

SW519

Thursdays

Jan. 10-Mar. 21

Feb. 14

8-8:45 p.m.

10

Central Pool

$85

AQUAFINS SYNCHRONIZED SWIM Aquafins is a synchronized swim team for girls in grades 1-6 and offseason for grades 7-12. Practices are held evenings and Saturday mornings at the Senior High pool. Girls compete and perform throughout the year. Participants must have good swimming skills in order to enroll. For more information: mnaquafins@gmail.com, 952-928-6780

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. Closed Feb. 14, 16 and 19. Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m

Saturdays Jan. 12-Mar. 23 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Pool $3/per person at the door

Log Rolling: Open to Ages 6 - Adult CLASS #

DAY

DATE

TIME

# SESS

Jan. 8-Mar. 21 Central Pool

LOCATION

FEE

SW523

Saturdays Jan. 12-Feb. 9

1-2 p.m.

5

Central Pool

$40

SW524

Saturdays Feb. 23-Mar. 23

1-2 p.m.

5

Central Pool

$40

You must be able to swim.

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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

G501

Mondays

Feb. 11-Mar. 25

Feb. 18

5:45-6:15 p.m.

G502

Tuesdays

Feb. 12-Mar. 26

5:45-6:15 p.m.

G503 G504 G505

Wednesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

Feb. 13-Mar. 27 Feb. 13-Mar. 27 Feb. 14-Mar. 28

10:15-10:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 5-5:30 p.m.

SESS

COACH

FEE

6

Dawn Thielen

$54

7

Whitney Koliha

$63

7 7 7

Kristi Loeck 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

NO CLASS

TIME

COACH

FEE

3-4 yrs

G506 G507 G508 G509

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

Feb. 11-Mar. 25 Feb. 12-Mar. 26 Feb. 13-Mar. 27 Feb. 14-Mar. 28

Feb. 18

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

SESS

6 7 7 7

Courtney Hanson Whitney Koliha Kristi Loeck Erica Frey

$66 $77 $77 $77

4-5 yrs

G510

Mondays

Feb. 11-Mar. 25

Feb. 18

5-5:45 p.m.

6

Courtney Hanson

$66

G511 G512

Wednesdays Wednesdays

Feb. 13-Mar. 27 Feb. 13-Mar. 27

9:30-10:15 a.m. 6:30-7:15 p.m.

7 7

Kristi Loeck Courtney Hanson

$77 $77

G513

Thursdays

Feb. 14-Mar. 28

6:15-7 p.m.

7

Erica Frey

$77

COACH

FEE

Dawn Thielen

$66

COACH

FEE

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

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

4-6 yrs

G514

Mondays

Feb. 11-Mar. 25

Feb. 18

6:15-7 p.m.

SESS

6

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

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

SESS

5+

G515

Mondays

Feb. 11-Mar. 25

Feb. 18

6:30-7:30 p.m.

6

Courtney Hanson

$75

G516 G517

Tuesdays Tuesdays

Feb. 12-Mar. 26 Feb. 12-Mar. 26

5:15-6:15 p.m. 6:15-7:15 p.m.

7 7

Erica Frey Whitney Koliha

$87 $87

G518

Wednesdays

Feb. 13-Mar. 27

5:30-6:30 p.m.

7

Courtney Hanson

$87

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

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

6+

G519 G520 G521

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays

Feb. 11-Mar. 25 Feb. 12-Mar. 26 Feb. 13-Mar. 27

Feb. 18

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

SESS

6 7 7

COACH

FEE

Courtney Hanson Erica Frey Courtney Hanson

$75 $87 $87

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

to attend two nights of class. AGES CLASS# DAY

50

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

SESS

COACH

FEE

G522

Tuesdays

Feb. 12-Mar. 26

7:15-8:30 p.m.

7

Erica Frey

$98

G523

Wednesdays

Feb. 13-Mar. 27

6:15-7:30 p.m.

7

Tracie Schendel

$98

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Gymnastics

KID DANCE

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

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 G524

Mondays

Feb. 11-Mar. 25

G525

Wednesdays

Feb. 13-Mar. 27

Feb. 18

7-8:30 p.m.

6

Dawn Thielen

$89

7:30-9 p.m.

7

Tracie Schendel

$104

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

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

G526 G527

Mondays Thursdays

Feb. 11-Mar. 25 Feb. 14-Mar. 28

Feb. 18

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

SESS

6 7

COACH

FEE

Dawn Thielen Erica Frey

$96 $112

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. Register for both sessions of Kid Dance and SAVE 10% off the September registration fee!

AGES

CLASS# DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

2.5-3 yrs

CP500

Mondays

Jan. 14-Mar. 25

Jan. 21, Feb. 18

NEW 10-10:30 a.m.

3-4 yrs

CP501

Mondays

Jan. 14-Mar. 25

Jan. 21, Feb. 18

4-6 yrs

CP502

Mondays

Jan. 14-Mar. 25

Jan. 21, Feb. 18

2.5-3 yrs

CP503

3-4 yrs 4-6 yrs

SESS

COACH

FEE

9

Amy Shadis

$67.50

NEW 10:40-11:25 a.m.

9

Amy Shadis

$89

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

9

Amy Shadis

$89

Thursdays Jan. 17-Mar. 28

9:30-10 a.m.

11

Amy Shadis

$82.50

CP504

Thursdays Jan. 17-Mar. 28

10:05-10:50 a.m.

11

Amy Shadis

$109

CP505

Thursdays Jan. 17-Mar. 28

10:55-11:40 a.m.

11

Amy Shadis

$109

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

to the Kids Place classroom. 3-6 yrs

CP506

Fridays

Jan. 18-Mar. 29

9-9:45 a.m.

11

Amy Shadis

$109

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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Ages 2 to 12

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BRAIN BUILDERS ARTS Canvas & Clay

Grades K-5

Creating with clay and painting on canvas-it just doesn’t get any better than that! Experiment with many different types of art while learning simple step-by-step painting and clay techniques. Make 3D bears, owls that glow-in-the-dark, a scratchboard painting of a cat and more! Instructor: KidCreate Studio

Y906PSI Tuesdays PSI 140

Y907SL

Wednesdays SL 112

Y908PH

Wednesdays PH 123

Y909AQ

Thursdays AQ 125

Mar. 5-26 4 Sessions

3-4 p.m. $54

Mar. 6-27 4 Sessions

3:55-4:55 p.m. $54

Mar. 6-27 4 Sessions

3:55-4:55 p.m. $54

Mar. 7-28 4 Sessions

3:55-4:55 p.m. $54

Funny Cartoon Drawing Grades K-5

Encourage your child’s enthusiasm for art and help develop his or her drawing skills. Your child will learn about exaggeration and drawing facial expressions in our lessons entitled “Cold Faces” and “Dad Expressions.” Create fully realized cartoon characters by personifying cuddly polar bears in our “Cold Weather Friends” lesson. Learning to tell a story through a series of drawings will be the focus in our illustrations featuring a humorous shaving sequence. Instructor: Young Rembrandts

Y933PSI Thursdays Jan. 17-Feb. 14 3-4 p.m. PSI 140 5 Sessions $54 Y934SL (No class Jan. 25 and Feb. 15) Fridays Jan. 18-Mar. 1 3:55-4:55 p.m. SL 112 5 Sessions $54 Y932AQ (No Class Feb. 18) Mondays Jan. 28-Mar. 4 3:55-4:55 p.m. AQ 125 5 Sessions $54 Y935PH Tuesdays Jan. 29-Feb. 26 3:55-4:55 p.m. PH 118 5 Sessions $54

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.

Fine Motor Fun

Grades K-2

This class works on building important fine motor skills needed to be successful in school. Through crafts and activities, we will increase hand strength, coordination, and dexterity while having fun! These skills are important to improve academic activities such as handwriting, cutting, coloring, gluing and more. With an occupational therapist leading the class, each activity will be adapted to an appropriate level that will make the student feel successful while challenging them “just enough”! Instructor: Olivia Isaacson

Y100 (No class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18) Mondays PH 107

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Jan. 14-Mar. 25 9 Sessions

4-5 p.m. $110

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FITNESS & SPORTS Fencing

BRAIN BUILDERS Grandmasters of Chess

Middle School Chess Club

New and returning students invited. Students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement them. They’ll practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept. They’ll get chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them. Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session. Class fee includes ChessKid.com membership for the session (a $49 annual value). Instructor: Youth Enrichment League

Join the team and get into the game you love to play. We focus on developing competitor’s chess skills, knowledge, analytical abilities and intellectual strength through lessons, puzzles and perfect practice. Our team will compete against other teams at meets and in local and state tournaments. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Y913 (No class Feb. 18) Mondays Feb. 4-Mar. 25 2:15-3 p.m. MS 107 7 Sessions $76

Grades 6-8

Grades K-5

Y916PSI (No class Jan. 25 and Feb. 15) Fridays PSI 140

Y913PH

Tuesdays PH 127

Jan. 18-Mar. 22 8 Sessions

3-4:15 p.m. $126

Jan. 29-Mar. 19 3:55-4:55 p.m. 8 Sessions $108

Y915AQ

Wednesdays Jan. 30-Mar. 20 3:55-4:55 p.m. AQ 144 8 Sessions $108

Y914SL (No Class Feb. 18) Mondays SL 112

Feb. 4-Mar. 25 3:55-5:10 p.m. 7 Sessions $115

Growing Up: Mothers and Daughters Connecting Join educators from myHealth for Teens and Young Adults for a fun and informative workshop that will take some of the mystery out of puberty and the questions out of adolescence. See page 34 for details.

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Red Cross Babysitting Certification

Ages 11+

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 Y654 Saturdays Feb. 2 & 9 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MS 232 2 Sessions $99

Grades 2-5

New and returning students invited! Join this fast-growing Olympic sport. Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum. Students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate part- ners and repeat. They then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far, and take 10-15 minutes each class to fence with others at their skill level. All equipment provided. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Y910 (No class Feb. 18) Mondays Jan. 28-Mar. 25 6-7 p.m. Central Gym A 8 Sessions $115

Fencing Team

Grades 6-12

New and returning students invited! Join this fast-growing Olympic sport. Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum. Students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate partners and repeat. They then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far, and take 10-15 minutes each class to fence with others at their skill level. The Fencing Team will be working toward competing in dual meets and the State High School Championship. Students are not required to compete in these team events, but may be encouraged by their coach. The Fencing Team will be made up of three or more members in the following divisions: Men’s Foil, Women’s Foil, Men’s Epee and Women’s Epee. All equipment provided. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League Y911 (No class Feb. 18) Mondays Jan. 28-Mar. 25 7:05-8:35 p.m. Central Gym A 8 Sessions $144

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FITNESS / SPORTS Rainbow Unicorn Dance Party Ages 4-8

Dress up in your favorite princess attire and join us for an afternoon full of rainbow unicorn dancing fun! We will explore basic dance steps and learn routines to princess music. We will also play fun dancing games and make a unicorn craft to take home. Ballet shoes are encouraged but not required. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y300 Saturday Feb. 2 1:30-4 p.m. Dance Unlimited 1 Session 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park $25

Ballet, Tap & Jazz Dance

Glow Dance Party!

A combo class consisting of three styles of dance! Learn the foundation for all styles of dance with ballet training. Tap will focus on following rhythm through quick foot movement. Jazz includes a blend of isolations, funkstyle movements and hip hop moves. New and returning students will be challenged, and all new routines will be taught. Students will perform for family and friends for the last 10 minutes of last class. Ballet and Tap shoes are required, jazz shoes are optional. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y302 (No class Feb. 16) Saturdays Jan. 26-Mar. 16 10:15-11:15 a.m. Dance Unlimited 7 Sessions 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park $89

Grab your friends and join us for this exciting party! Learn super fun dance moves including Hip Hop and Jazz styles, then put them together for a fun combination! Parents, enjoy a night out and then come watch our performance for the last 15 minutes. Boys and girls of all experience levels are welcome. In addition to dancing fun, we will also do crafts, eat pizza and play fun games! Be amazed at what you can learn in one evening! Please wear white or neon clothing. Dance shoes are encouraged but not required. Pizza dinner is included. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y301 Saturday Feb. 2 5-8:30 p.m. Dance Unlimited 1 Session 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park $25

Grades K-5

Boys Hip Hop

Grades K-5

Boys Only! Learn the latest Hip Hop and Break Dance moves in this fun and fast-paced class. Proper technique, team building and FUN! Tennis shoes for indoor-use only are required. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y303 Fridays Feb. 1-Mar. 8 4:45-5:30 p.m. Dance Unlimited 6 Sessions 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park $68

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Grades 6 to 8

Grades K-6

Learn to Bowl at Texa-Tonka Lanes

Ages 5+

Learn the fundamentals of bowling with the help of experienced instructors. Parents may drop off their student or join in the fun- register each person separately. Each person will get to bowl two games with the help of bowling instructors. Instructor: Anthony Rhines Y800 Fridays Jan. 18-Feb. 22 4:30-6:30 p.m. 6 Sessions $50 Texa Tonka Lanes 8200 Minnetonka Blvd.

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Safety Awareness: American Kenpo Karate

ACT Prep Class

Grades K-12

This program is designed to enhance self-esteem, self-discipline, and safety awareness. Basic moves and combinations are taught for selfdefense 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. Come learn a valuable skill while having fun. Saturdays Feb. 2-Mar. 23 Central Cafeteria 8 Sessions $48 Y601W New Students (age 5+) 9-9:40 a.m. Y606W Returning Students 9:50-10:30 a.m. Y607W Advanced Students 10:40-11:20 a.m.

Kung Fu Wu Shu

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.

Y321 Saturdays 12:45-3:45 p.m. 4 Sessions

Jan. 19-Feb. 9 Sr. High C350 $140

Y351 Tuesdays 5:45-8:45 p.m. 4 Sessions

Jan. 29-Feb. 19 Sr. High C350 $140

Ages 5+

Not just a kicking, punching, self-defense class, Kung Fu – Wu Shu will teach awareness of self and surroundings and improve selfesteem 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 certification for White to Black Belt available.) Instructors: National Treasure Kung Fu.

AEL524 Beginner/Yellow

6:15-7 p.m.

AEL525 Orange-2nd Purple Belt

7-7:45 p.m.

AEL526 3rd Purple-Black Belt Fridays

Jan. 25-Mar. 15

Family Pasta Making

Lenox Gym

7:45-8:30 p.m. 7 Sessions $79

Ages 7-15 with parents

Join us in this creative, fun, and hands-on cooking class taught by the Chefs at Way Cool Cooking School, Inc. Learn how to make pasta from scratch with the help of our chefs as you and your child knead, cut, and roll pasta into tortellini and fettuccine. We’ll also make a homemade 15 min rustic red sauce perfect for a weeknight dinner, and a creamy alfredo sauce with cheese-filled tortellini. After this class, you will be able to make homemade pasta in your own kitchen like a pro! For families with kids ages 7-15. Fee is for one adult and one child to attend together. Add an additional child or adult for $55.

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Parks & Recreation

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December 2018 – March 2019

January - March 2019

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 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 booklet (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.

Recreation activities Little Tot Playtime

Ages 1 – 5 by start of session Stop by for open play time in The Rec Center Banquet Room. Little tots can bounce in the moon walks, ride the big wheelers, play dress up or build with blocks. This is an unsupervised activity; parent or guardian must accompany their child(ren). Admission is $2 per session at the door.

DAYS Tu – F

DATES+TIME Nov. 7 – May 3, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday Fitness Sampler

Ages 16+ Check out fun ways to keep moving this winter by sampling fitness classes we’ll be offering in the spring. Each class has high and low impact options. Attend one or all of these free classes held in The Rec Center; there will be a break between classes and a chance to win prizes.

DAY Sa

DATE+TIME Jan. 5, 9 – 11 a.m. 9 – 9:30 a.m. Strength and More Core 9:35 – 10:05 a.m. Cardio, Strength and Core Circuit 10:15 – 11 a.m. Yoga Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga

Skating lessons Ages 4+ The skate school program is open for children and adults at The Rec Center. Our experienced instructors make skating fun through games and interactive activities for skaters just starting out or those looking to take their skills to the next level. Advance registration required. DAYS

DATES

Sa, Su, M, Tu Jan. 5 – Feb. 19 Tu Feb. 26 – March 26 30-minute lessons; class times vary depending on level.

Dance classes Ages 4 – 10 Join these fun classes in The Rec Center which introduce youth to the art of dance. Advance registration required. DAY W

DATES+TIMEs Jan. 9 – Feb. 27 and/or March 6 – April 24 Pre-ballet, ages 4 – 5, 5 – 5:45 p.m. Beginning Ballet, ages 5 – 7, 6 – 6:45 p.m. Hip-Hop Dance, ages 6 – 10, 7 – 8 p.m.

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All ages

Join us for outdoor family fun! This outdoor event will be held at Oak Hill Park. Activities include a bonfire, sledding, snowshoeing, music, a raptor, cocoa, hay rides, s’mores and more! Event is free; on-site donations welcome.

DAY Sa

DATE+TIME Jan. 26, noon – 4 p.m.

Youth Basketball League Boys and girls in GRADES 2 – 7

Practices held at St. Louis Park Elementary buildings, games played at the Crystal Community Center and Davis Community Center. Advance registration required.

DAYS DATES M – F Practice one night a week (coach’s choice) beginning week of Jan. 9 Sa Jan. 19 – March 9

Mites Basketball Grades K – 1

Skill-based program with an emphasis on the basic fundamentals like dribbling, passing and shooting. Instructional scrimmages will be played. Mini basketballs are used and baskets will be lowered. Advance registration required.

DAYS Sa Sa

DATES+TIMEs Jan. 19 – March 9, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m., Grade K Jan. 19 – March 9, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Grade 1

ROC events Open Pond Hockey

All ages

For hockey players, there is nothing better than the sound of hockey sticks clashing against each other, pucks hitting the wooden boards, skates carving through the ice and the fresh outside air.

DAYS DATES+TIME Sa, Su Nov. 10 – March 17, 11 a.m. – noon

Visit www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec to check out more activities offered!

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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Here are just a few Westwood Hills Nature Center programs. A full listing appears in the Parks and Recreation brochure mailed to all households. All programs are held at Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. and all require advance registration. City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

C E N T E R

To register, use the form in the city’s booklet (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.

Westwood Hills Nature Center programs Be the Light Winter Solstice Walks All ages

We will use this shortest day of the year to help us remember that many in our community aren’t able to “see the light” because of struggles with mental illness or difficult situations. Together we can be the light for those in our community and help them take their first “steps” out of darkness. Advance registration required.

DAY F

DATE+TIME Dec. 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Winter break camps Animals Warm and Cold

Grades K – 5 Spend some time with Westwood’s live animals and find out how being warm-blooded or cold-blooded affects how we care for them and their amazing adaptations that get them through winter and summer. Advance registration required.

DAY F

DATE+TIME Dec. 28, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Winter Fun Grades K – 5 Spend a winter day outdoors at the nature center. Activities could include exploring the woods by snowshoe, speeding across the lake on kicksleds or playing games in the snow. Advance registration required. DAY W

DATE+TIME Jan. 2, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Make a Story

Grades K – 5 Create your own puppets to bring home and learn some skills that make a puppet show entertaining. Advance registration required.

DAY Th

DATE+TIME Jan. 3, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Imagine, Design and Build Grades K – 5 Explore your creative side! Materials and ideas found in and inspired by the woods, marsh and prairie at Westwood will be used to create your project. Advance registration required. DAY F

DATE+TIME Jan. 4, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Frozen All ages Grow your very own ice crystals! Explore water in all its different frozen forms. Learn about different kinds of snowflakes and science of freezing through fun and creative activities. Advance registration required. DAY Su

DATE+TIME Jan. 13, 3 – 5 p.m.

Winter Games All ages

Come out to the lake and woods to enjoy activities such as snow bowling, snowball targets and kicksledding. Advance registration required.

DAY Su

DATE+TIME Feb. 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Maple Syrup All ages

Tap a tree and if the sap is running, taste the sweet sap. Discover how the trees are tapped, how sap is collected and how it’s cooked to become syrup. Advance registration required.

DAY Su M

DATES+TIME March 17, 1 – 3 p.m. April 1, 1 – 3 p.m.

Spring break camps Code Breakers

Grades K – 5 We’ll work together to explore, make and decipher codes in and around the nature center. Advance registration required.

DAY Tu

DATE+TIME April 2, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Spring Discoveries Grades K – 5

Spend a spring day outdoors at the nature center. Activities could include discovering what’s growing, splish-splashing in the puddles and playing games in the woods. Advance registration required.

DAY W

DATE+TIME April 3, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Super Sneaky Nature

Grades K – 5 Learn how animals stay hidden and survive. Advance registration required.

DAY Th

DATE+TIME April 4, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center 8300 W. Franklin Ave., St. Louis Park, MN 55426 @westwoodhillsnaturecenter slpmn.us/recreation • 952.924.2540 952.924.2544 • whnc.info www.stlouispark.org/whnc • 952.924.2544


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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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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 ONLINE: www.slpcommunityed.com 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.

CONFIRMATIONS & CANCELLATIONS 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.

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.

Lunch at Lenox

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, caterer Julio Margalli will be offering lunch in the Lenox cafeteria, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The menu will change daily, with American food such as homemade chicken or sausage pasta bowls with garlic bread and Ceasar salads, and Mexican food such as carnitas and rice with salsa, tortilla soup, and more. Prices range from $5-$9. No reservations are necessary — just stop by and enjoy lunch at Lenox’s new hot spot! Cash and credit cards accepted.

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Enter the calendar photo contest! “My favorite place in St. Louis Park”

St. Louis Park residents, and individuals employed at St. Louis Park businesses, are invited to submit photos to the 2019-20 City-School Calendar photo contest. For the contest, 13 photos that best reflect the calendar theme “My favorite place in St. Louis Park” will be selected to appear in the calendar. The next city-school calendar will arrive in all residential mailboxes in August 2019. It is also available online and can be downloaded and printed from home. The calendar is intended to keep residents up-to-date on important events, meetings, holidays and other events happening in the city and schools. Contest runs Jan. 7 through May 30, 2019. Calendar contest rules and entry form can be downloaded at www.stlouispark.org/arts

Learn to Bowl at Texa-Tonka Lanes Ages 5+

Learn the fundamentals of bowling with the help of experienced instructors. Parents may drop off their student or join in the fun. See page 54 for details.

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