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2020 January - March

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

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OUTSIDE SENIORS

ADULTS

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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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FREE

Driver Improvement Classes 29 Exercise and Fitness

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Free for All

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Health & Wellness

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Lifelong Learning

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Music & Dance

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Sliding Scale Classes

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Special Interest

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Trips & Tours

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World Language

Climate Reality Conversation

More than 70% of Americans believe that climate change is happening but we rarely talk about it with others. Join us for an interactive dialogue about what is happening to our climate, what the future holds, and what we can do about it. We will share some climate realities and why they are important and discuss how we as individuals and a community are uniquely positioned to tackle this critical issue. You will leave with ideas for actions you can take to positively influence climate change. Instructors: Juli Rasmussen and Steve George L323W20 Thursday Feb. 27 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Free

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Adult Options in Education 7, 32 Adults with Disabilities

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Aquatics 46-47 Early Learning Programs

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Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

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Gymnastics 48-49 Kid Dance

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Kids Place Child Care

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Parks & Recreation

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Registration Form School District News Volunteer Program Youth Enrichment

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Saturday, February 1 10 A.M. TO NOON Central Community Center

No preregistration required $5 per person at the door Sponsored by the Early Learning Advisory Council. Proceeds benefit Early Learning Programs. www.slpcommunityed.com


Teaching: Beginning Irish Step Dance for Adults

Beth Pitchford, director of North Star Irish Dance, started Irish dance as an adult and praises it for developing new skills, helping meet exercise goals, and making friends. She is skilled in teaching dancers with various learning styles and knows how to teach dancers who want to dance for fun! Page 19

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Meet our INSTRUCTORS

The Challenges of Race Relations in an Exceptional State

Dr. Green is a Professor of History at Augsburg University, Minneapolis. He has thought deeply and written extensively about race relations and civil rights. He holds Ph.D. and JD degrees and has authored many books and articles. Page 21

Foot Pain Relief Kristie Walker is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. Her passion is helping others prevent/alleviate pain and improve performance. Page 17

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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Arts and

CRAFTS

Beginning Knitting

Learn how to make basic knit stitches and how to read a pattern. You will complete a hat and learn how to make a square that can grow into a scarf, afghan, or whatever you want! The instructor will bring a variety of needles and yarn for you to use on the first night so you can decide what you like best, then purchase materials by 2nd class. Instructor: Lara Neel L112W20 Wednesdays Feb. 19-Mar. 18 6-8 p.m. Lenox Lounge 5 Sessions $59

Hand Build Bowls

Empty Bowls is 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 make two bowls, one to be donated to STEP for the Empty Bowls event and one to have for yourself. All supplies included. All ages are welcome but students under age 18 must be registered with a participating adult. H179W20 Saturdays Jan. 25-Feb. 8 10 a.m.-12 p.m. HS B114 3 Sessions $35

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. A welcome letter with a supply list will be sent at registration. Instructor: Judy Goebel L244W20 Wednesdays Jan. 8-Feb. 5 1-3 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Sessions $59/$45*

Bonsai 2

This class is for returning students - bring your bonsai tree or plant material and tools! Are you looking for the next step with your bonsai tree? In this class, we will remove and/or replace wire and do additional trimming (we will not be repotting) to keep your bonsai in good form. Tools will be available at class for student use and additional wire will be available for purchase. No refunds are given for cancellations received less than one week prior to class. Instructor: Lionel Flood L302S20 Wednesday Apr. 8 7-9:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $49

Hardanger Seminar

Have you taken the Beginner Hardanger Class and are not sure where to go next? Or perhaps you stitched Hardanger Embroidery years ago and would like to pick it up again, but not sure how. Buy an all-included kit, or find a pattern, fabric and thread, then sign up for this class. Two weeks between sessions gives lots of at home stitching time, but the classes provide individual instruction for the unfamiliar parts. Come into the Lenox Office January 2nd or 16th between 1:00 and 4:00 PM for advice on materials to purchase from instructor Peggy Dokka. L286W20 (No class Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 10 & Mar. 24) Tuesdays Feb. 4-Mar. 31 1-3 p.m. Lenox 111a 5 Sessions $30/$25*

Open Woodshop

Lenox has a shop with a variety of power and hand tools for your use. Pay at the door - Please bring exact change, or check, payable to ISD 283. Instructor: Kevin Terry

Drop-in

Thu./Tue. 6:30-9 p.m. 34 Sessions

Ongoing Lenox Woodshop $5/$2* per day

Woodworking Shop 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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Adults and Seniors

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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Arts 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. Instructors: Jen Noetzli and Nancy Patterson

H103W20 (No class Feb. 16) Sundays HS B114

Jan. 26-Mar. 22 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 8 Sessions $155 H103S20 (No class Apr. 12 and May 31) Sundays Apr. 5-Jun. 7 11 a.m.-1 p.m. HS Rm B114 8 Sessions $155

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. Familiarity with standard studio etiquette. Supply fee of $30 is included in tuition. Instructor will fire objects at no extra charge. Instructors: Jen Noetzli and Nancy Patterson

H104W20A (No class Feb. 16) Sundays HS Rm B114

Jan. 26-Mar. 22 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 8 Sessions $155

H104W20B Thursdays HS B114

Jan. 30-Mar. 19 6-8 p.m. 8 Sessions $155 H104S20A (No class Apr. 12 and May 31) Sundays Apr. 5-Jun. 7 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 8 Sessions $155 HS B114

H104S20B Thursdays HS B114

Apr. 9-May 28 8 Sessions

6-8 p.m. $155

New Year, New Techniques!

Are you curious about adding a little more color to your knitting? Each week of this class covers a different type of multiple-color knitting. Materials: Bring at least two colors of your favorite worsted-weight yarn (no cotton, please) and a set of size 7 or 8 doublepointed knitting needles. Week 1: Fair-Isle Colorwork, Week 2: Double Knitting, Week 3: Intarsia, Week 4: Slipped-Stitch . Instructor: Lara Neel L116W19 Wednesdays Jan. 15-Feb. 12 6-8 p.m. Lenox Lounge 5 Sessions $59

Mosaic Glass Window or Table Lamp

In two fun nights (with some homework), learn how to mosaic a 20”x25” four pane window or a lamp (4”x 9” or 8” x 8”) with colorful glass. The glass is already cut for you and stencils are available to start the creative process. Your unique and special creation will add some beautiful color to your house! The second evening we will grout and learn about mosaics. Supply fee payable to instructor at class: $55 for window, $30 for lamp. Instructor: Lindsey Guetter L154W20 Mondays Mar. 16-23 6-9 p.m. Lenox 108 2 Sessions $39

Fun with Watercolors The Magic of Skies

You will learn how to make an outstanding painting with focus on stunning skies. You will learn techniques to create the atmospheric effects of fog, mist, storm, glorious sunset and sunrises. Skill level: beyond beginner. Instructor: Vera Kovakovic L264W20 Wednesdays Feb. 5-Mar. 4 1-3 p.m. Lenox 108 5 Sessions $59/$50*

CRAFTS

Fun with Watercolors – Beautiful Florals

You will learn how to paint florals with an impact. We will use a controlled, more precise approach as well as loose and flowing way to capture the brilliant essence of flowers. Skill level: beyond beginner. Instructor: Vera Kovakovic L265W20 Wednesdays Mar. 18-Apr. 15 1-3 p.m. Lenox 108 5 Sessions $59/$50*

Watercolor Basics and Beyond!

This super flexible medium is not as difficult as it seems! If you start with the basics and learn the best tools, you will be amazed as you create your own paintings with Suzi McArdle as your coach. Bring a Prang Watercolor Pan set and a good quality 140# cold press watercolor paper and several photos to the first class. We will talk about how a size #6 round brushes and a sponge will make it all easy! Instructor: Suzi McArdle L186W20 Thursdays Feb. 6-Mar. 12 7-9 p.m. Lenox 115 6 sessions $69

Oil Painting

Gain confidence in your ability to translate your subject to canvas as you strengthen your observational skills, build a reliable process for planning and developing your unique voice. Whether a beginner or more experienced painter, this workshop will help to identify a focus in your painting practice. Each morning Suzi will demonstrate a variety of topics including setting up a composition using design protocols, then leaving the rest of the class for your own work. Open to oil, water soluble oil, acrylic, or even pastels. Call Toni at 952-928-6443 for a supply list. Instructor: Suzi McArdle

L208W20 Tuesdays Lenox 108

L209W20 Tuesdays Lenox 108

Feb. 4-Mar. 10 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 Sessions $79/$69* Mar. 24-Apr. 28 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 Sessions $79/$69*

* Senior Program member fee. See page 6 for more information.

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Drawing and

PAINTING

Drawing Without Tears Using a Camera Lucida

Wish you could draw? We will use a simple child’s toy camera lucida (Crayola Sketch Wizard) in the way that many art historians believe the renaissance artists used lenses and curved mirrors to create some of their masterpieces. Working from photos, either on paper or viewed with a smart phone or tablet, the lucida projects a ghost image of the photo onto your paper. You then trace the features and complete the drawing. In class, we will discuss line, shading and blending techniques, composition and more. There is $20 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the first class, includes a Sketch Wizard. (If you already have one, bring it to class, and the fee will be waived.) Drawing materials needed will be discussed at our first class. Instructor: Judy Goebel L260W20 Wednesdays Feb. 12-Mar. 18 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Lenox 108 6 Sessions $35/$30*

Acrylic Pouring

In this fun class, our instructor will introduce you to the magical world of fluid acrylics & pouring medium! NO EXPERIENCE required to learn how to create the same beautiful abstract canvases you see on Pinterest. Instead of paint brushes we will use gravity to move the paint and try techniques such as “dirty pour,” “flip cup,” and “swipe”. It’s a great way to spark your creative energy. You will create two 8”x8” canvases and transport home in cardboard boxes. Instructor: Lisa Vitkus L378W20 Wednesday Jan. 29 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox Cafeteria 1 Session $49

Alcohol Ink Painting Workshop

Experiment with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. The non-absorbent nature of Yupo means it will not buckle, no matter how much water you put on it, and it makes colors more vibrant and brilliant than on standard papers as all the color sits on the surface. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, freeflowing and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can then take home and expand your artist interest. All supplies included in class fee. Instructor: Lisa Vitkus L179W20 Tuesday Apr. 7 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $39

The Natural Way to Draw

Beginner and Intermediate levels! This 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. 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 for the beginner level; the intermediate level is for students who have taken the beginner level or have previous drawing experience. Please see online description for materials list. Instructor: Jeanne Aaron

L136W20Intermediate

Tuesdays Lenox 108

Jan. 14-Feb. 18 6 Sessions

L136W20Beginner

Wednesdays Lenox 108

Jan. 15-Feb. 26 7 Sessions

L136S20Intermediate

Tuesdays Lenox 108

Mar. 31-May 12 7 Sessions

L136S20Beginner

Wednesdays Lenox 108

Apr. 1-May 13 7 Sessions

7-9 p.m. $62 7-9 p.m. $72 7-9 p.m. $72 7-9 p.m. $72

ST. LOUIS PARK

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 non-members 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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Adult Options in

EDUCATION

Earn Your GED®. Graduate

Adult Basic Education (ABE): For adults who want to acquire or improve basic math, reading, grammar, or writing skills. Learn skills for college, employment training and daily life. GED® Preparation: Take day or evening classes to work toward your goal of earning your GED®. Classroom settings are enhanced by online opportunities to accelerate learning. GED® Testing: Take your GED® test at our Pearson VUE® certified testing center located in Eisenhower Community Center. Testing information is available online at adultoptions.org. Learn English. English as a Second Language (ESL): Improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. Classes focus on skills for work, life, and college.

Career-focused Classes: Employment classes include ESL for Healthcare Career Pathways, Medical Terminology, and Nursing Assistant Prep. Meet one-on-one with our Career Pathways Counselor for assistance with transition to college and employment. Program Features: Classes are free! You can enroll anytime during the school year. Teachers are all licensed professionals. Locations in St. Louis Park, Hopkins, and Minnetonka.

To register or for more information call: (952) 988-5343

Or contact Elizabeth Miller at miller.elizabeth@slpschools.org.

Earning your bachelor’s or master’s degree can enhance your current ministry or open doors to a new one. Crown is transfer-friendly and grants credit for prior experience.

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Computers & TECHNOLOGY

Android Phone and Tablet

Customize your Android phone or tablet, take advantage of all its great features and set it up to work the way YOU want it to work. In the first class, set up wall paper, the home page, control the sounds it makes and when, learn how to control it with voice commands and more. In the second class, practice doing common tasks such as checking email, taking photos and sharing them with others, saving information about a contact, etc. The third class will be all about applications— where to get them and how to do it safely, how to choose applications, download them and install them. Finish up by discussing 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. Note: This class is not appropriate for Windows or Apple devices. Instructor: Judy Goebel. L242W20 Wednesdays Jan. 8-22 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Lenox 110 3 Sessions $35/$30*

iPhone Basics

Introduction to Facebook

Are you new to Facebook or just getting started? Learn how to use the world’s most popular social media site to safely connect with family and friends. You will learn to log in, create a page, post photos and the top tips for utilizing the site. We’ll also review the recommended privacy settings. You’ll leave this training with knowledge on how to navigate confidently through the website. Instructor: Nickie Welsh L298W20 Tuesday Feb. 11 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $12/$10*

Do you have an iPhone but feel you don’t fully understanding how to use it? This is the course for you. We will go over each topic slowly, together, and in detail. The first day: the basics, including, general operation of phone, on/off, charging, low power mode, buttons, change background or sounds On the second day, we will look at how to call family, text family, favorites, check the weather, check the news, how to take pictures and find pictures. Come with your phone fully charged and a notepad to take personal notes. Instructor: Christopher Haugen

L305W20 Tue./Thu. Lenox 109

L306W20

Tue./Thu. Feb. 11-13 Lenox 111a and 115 $40/$35*

L307W20 * Senior Program member fee. See page 6 for more information.

Jan. 14-16 2 Sessions

Tue./Thu. Lenox 109

Mar. 10-12 2 Sessions

6-7:30 p.m. $40/$35* 6-7:30 p.m. 2 Sessions

6-7:30 p.m. $40/$35*

Computer Buddy Club

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

Tuesdays

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ongoing

1-3 p.m.

Lenox Rm 110

$2/$1*

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In the

Asian Favorites

Prepare delicious egg rolls stuffed with pork, shrimp and vegetables served with both hot mustard and sweet and sour sauce for dipping. Then learn to make fried rice using chicken, shrimp, fresh vegetables, and the secret sauce. Classic pork chow mein follows served with crispy egg noodles along with chicken egg foo young. All materials included in registration price. Instructor: Jeff Sandino L308W20 Tuesday Jan. 14 6-9 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 session $45

Chateaubriand

We’ll start with an autumn salad tossed with crispy granny apples, candied walnuts, feta cheese and dried cranberries in a raspberry vinaigrette. Featuring “Chateaubriand” beef tenderloin seared, roasted and served with amazing sauces including bordelaise, béarnaise and pepper sauce. Accompaniments will include creamy potatoes au gratin, tomatoes provencal and fresh steamed asparagus tossed with olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon. We’ll finish with crème caramel, an exquisite homemade custard served in a pool of caramel. All materials included in registration price. Instructor: Jeff Sandino L310W20 Friday Feb. 7 6-9 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 session $45

Tantalizing Thai Cuisine

You’ll begin by preparing Vietnamese summer rolls served with both hoisin and peanut sauce for dipping. Vietnamese spring rolls follow with pork, shrimp, and glass noodles stuffed in rice paper and fried to a golden brown, served with the classic nuoc cham dipping sauce. You’ll then prepare Pad Thai blending the vibrant flavors of Thailand with rice noodles using shrimp, eggs, chilies, garlic, basil, scallions, bean sprouts, sesame oil, lemon and crushed red pepper flakes. For dessert, Thai lime custard topped with fresh whipped cream. All materials included in registration price. Instructor: Jeff Sandino L309S20 Monday Apr. 6 6-9 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 session $45

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Classic Italian Cuisine

Relish the flavors of Italian heritage starting with fresh garden greens tossed with vine ripe tomatoes, sweet red onion, kalamata olives, pan fried prosciutto and gorgonzola cheese. You’ll enjoy “Chicken Parmigiana”, breast of chicken lightly breaded, sautéed and baked with prosciutto ham, tomatoes relish and provolone cheese in a robust marinara sauce. To that we’ll add “Macaroni Rosa”, a wonderful combination of vegetables and pasta in a classic marinara sauce. We’ll finish with “Torta Formaggio”, a rich Italian style cheesecake topped with caramel, raspberry or chocolate. All materials included in registration price. Instructor: Jeff Sandino L311W20 Monday Feb. 24 6-9 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 session $45

KITCHEN

Easy Ethiopian/Eritrean Cooking

Ethiopian/Eritrean food is very popular and a favorite for foodies all over the world. The food is light, healthy and flavorful ranging from very mild to some spiciness. This beginning course will take you through a discovery of new cooking techniques, exotic spices and easy ways to pair them with your daily ingredients such as vegetables, beans, lentils and flaxseed. For non-vegetarians, we will use different types of meat sauteed with flavored butter, ghee and healthy oils. You will get hands on experience in the cooking process and be able to sample tasty dishes. A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor at class. Instructor: Selam (Mimi) Ponds L197W19 Tuesday Feb. 11 6-8 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 session $39

Homemade Egg Rolls & Samosas

Restaurant-quality egg rolls and samosas can be made right in your own kitchen. These appetizers are jammed with flavors from around the world and can be a quick way to incorporate leftovers into something new and fun to eat. Make a variety of egg rolls, samosas and dipping sauces in class. A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor at class. Instructor: Selam (Mimi) Ponds L307W20 Monday Mar. 23 6-8 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 session $39

Fabulous Fish Dishes

This menu starts with a mixed greens and garden vegetable salad with a homemade creamy garlic dressing. We’ll grill fresh tuna steaks with a fabulous Mediterranean style relish served with pasta tossed with garlic in olive oil. Moist, flaky Atlantic salmon is slow baked with an oven dried tomato and dill butter sauce. Walleye Pike will be lightly breaded and pan-fried to a crispy golden brown and served with homemade tarter sauce and mashed potatoes. Key lime pie finishes topped with fresh whipped cream. All materials included in registration price. Instructor: Jeff Sandino L312W20 Tuesday Mar. 24 6-9 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 session $45

Truffles - Chocolate Candies for All Occasions

You’ve tried the rest. Now try the best truffles of all - and you will make them yourself! These make delightful gifts and decadent treats. Instructor Nancy Burgeson has shown thousands of students how to make these rich, chocolaty delicacies. After this one class, just 3 hours, you’ll be making truffles for all of those special occasions from graduations to weddings and more! We will make five different recipes in class and each student will take home a nice box of 15-18 truffles plus we’ll sample some other chocolate-dipped treats in class. A $12 supply fee will be collected at class. Optional: truffle/candy kits ($18) are available for purchase for future candy-making projects. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate nut allergies. L156W20 Thursday Feb. 6 6-9 p.m. Lenox Kitchen 1 Session $29

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Affordable

FUN

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

Ponytail Canasta 1st & 3rd Thurs.

1-3:30 p.m.

$2/$1*

Play 500

Mondays & Fridays 1-3:30 p.m.

$2/$1*

Cribbage

Fridays

1-3:30 p.m.

$2/$1*

Mah-jongg

2nd & 4th Thurs.

1-3:30 p.m.

$2/$1*

Wednesdays

6:30-9 p.m.

$2/$1*

Bingo

1st & 3rd Wed.

1-3:30 p.m.

Scrabble

Wednesdays

1-3 p.m.

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 Dec. 27

My Dog Skip (PG)

$3

Jan 10

True Grit (PG13)

$2/$1*

Jan 24

Home Alone (PG)

Feb. 14

Miss Congeniality Part 1 (PG13)

Needlecraft Tuesdays

9-Noon Free

Feb. 28

Miss Congeniality Part 2 (PG13)

Table Tennis

continuous $2/$1*

Mar. 13

Joe versus the Volcano (PG)

Mar. 27

St. Vincent (G)

Daily

Birthday Party In the Park!

American Mah-jongg

Learn to play the intriguing game of Mah-jongg, a game of chance and skill. The Chinese ruling class developed this game of tiles in the time of Confucius, but it has been modernized, simplified and Westernized for all to enjoy. Played previously? Refresh your skills! Price includes National Mah-jongg League Playing Card. Instructor: Jody Brennan L296W20 Wednesdays Lenox 109

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Mar. 4-Apr. 8 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6 Sessions $67/$60*

Adults and Seniors

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. in the Lenox Gym Free January 8 Mary Franz Singer/guitarist February 12 Dan Newton Valentine music from around the world March 11 Lyndon Griffon Music and stories from Ireland

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Adults Class with

DISABILITIES HEADING

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

For over 30 years, we continue to see all abilities realized. Through the designing and the adapting of all our programs we strive to meet the needs of each individual. We have something for everyone.

At Project Soar We:

For more information:

WEBSITE

Live to Learn

Enjoy the Experience

Seek to Socialize and

Thrive in our lives!

www.projectsoar.org FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM

@projectsoarmn Program manager: Lindsay Richins

952-401-6898

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, go to our website slpcommunityed.com/volunteers or contact Sandy Armendariz in the School Volunteer Office at (952) 928-6419 or armendariz.sandy@slpschools.org.

Classroom Math

Adult ELL and GED

General Classroom

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.

Work with adults who have moved here from around the world and are learning English and/or adults working on their high school diploma. Classes run both day and evening. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Elizabeth Miller: 952-848-5500, miller.elizabeth@slpschools.org.

Work in a classroom by assisting the teacher. Listen to a child read, help reinforce basic skills, tutor and assist the teacher in a wide variety of ways.

Park Spanish Immersion

This fall there will be many opportunities for residents to volunteer in their own community. For more information, or to volunteer for the city, call or e-mail Laura Smith in the city volunteer office: 952-928-2847, lsmith@ stlouispark.org or visit www.stlouispark. org/volunteering.html.

Classroom Reading Work with students in the classroom on reading in small groups or one-on-one. Help students become more proficient readers.

Band & Orchestra Dust off your instrument and join the band or orchestra classes. Students enjoy having an adult musician play with them as they work to master their instrument. The adults have a lot of fun too!

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¿Usted habla español y desea ser voluntario en las escuelas de St. Louis Park? Estamos buscando voluntarios durante el día escolar para ayudar en las clases en Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School. Los voluntarios leen con los estudiantes y ayudan a los maestros. Si está interesado, por favor, póngase en contacto con Sandy en armendariz.sandy@slpschools.org.

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FITNESS

Enhance Fitness

Improve the quality of your daily life by attending this class designed for seniors. This class focuses on stretching, balance, low impact aerobics strength training. You will have so much fun you might forget you are exercising! We welcome Drop-ins: $5 Instructor: Katherine McGraw

305 Fitness

305 Fitness is a non-stop cardio party featuring fun, easy-to-follow dance cardio moves to tone your core and glutes. No dance experience required. You’ve never had this much fun working out! Music mixes from DJs in NYC, this class is perfect for music-lovers and open to all levels. Get ready to sweat, shake and smile; all you need is a pair of sneakers and an open mind! Instructor: Alivia Tison School

L306W20A

Wednesdays Lenox Gym

L306W20B

Wednesdays Lenox Gym

Jan. 15-Feb. 12 5 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $80

Feb. 26-Mar. 25 5 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $80

L218W20 (No class Jan. 20) Mon./Wed./Fri. Jan. 6-31 10:25-11:25 a.m. 11 Sessions $48/$40* Lenox Gym L219W20 (No class Feb. 17) Mon./Wed./Fri. Feb. 3-28 10:25-11:25 a.m. Lenox Gym 11 Sessions $48/$40* L220W20 (No class Mar. 16) Mon./Wed./Fri. Mar. 2-27 10:25-11:25 a.m. Lenox Gym 11 Sessions $48/$40*

Morning Yoga

Fridays Jan. 10-Feb. 28 Lenox Gym 8 Sessions L198W20 (No class Apr. 3) Fridays Mar. 6-May 1 Lenox Gym 8 Sessions

Open Adult Futsal

Get kickin’ with Open Adult Futsal! No pre-formed teams needed, bring a ball and join the fun!

M109W20 Fridays Jan. 10-Mar. 20 6-9 p.m. MS Gym 11 Sessions $33

Adults and Seniors

Jan. 6-Mar. 30 7-7:45 a.m. 11 Sessions $66

L375W20Wednesday Wednesdays Lenox Gym

Jan. 8-Mar. 25 7-7:45 a.m. 12 Sessions $72

Fridays Lenox Gym

Jan. 10-Mar. 27 7-7:45 a.m. 12 Sessions $72 L735S20Monday (No class May 25) Mondays Apr. 13-Jun. 29 7-7:45 a.m. 11 Sessions $66 Lenox Gym

L375S20 Wednesday Wednesdays Lenox Gym

L375S20Friday Fridays Lenox Gym

Apr. 15-Jun. 24 7-7:45 a.m. 11 Sessions $66 Apr. 17-Jun. 26 7-7:45 a.m. 11 Sessions $66

Open Adult Basketball

M111W20 (No class Feb. 25 and Mar. 3)

Tuesdays MS Gym

L375W20Monday (No class Jan. 20 and

Feb. 17) Mondays Lenox Gym

8-8:55 a.m. $80/$70*

Get your serve on! No pre-formed teams needed, simply bring a ball and get ready to bumpset-spike the night away! Pre-registration required. Both the upper and lower gyms are reserved for play.

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8-8:55 a.m. $80/$70*

Open Adult Volleyball

Tuesdays MS Gym

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

L375W20 Friday

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Through mind, body and breath build strength, flexibility and balance. Enhance total fitness through poses centuries old. Wear clothing that allows movement both upright and laying down and bring a mat. Chairs are available. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith, PhD

L198F19C

Interval Circuit

Jan. 7-Mar. 31 11 Sessions

6:30-9 p.m. $28

Apr. 14-Jun. 2 8 Sessions

6:30-9 p.m. $20

We’ve moved to Peter Hobart this fall and the Middle School Lower Gym 1 for winter and spring. No pre-formed team needed. Bring a ball and hoop it up! Pre-registration required. Peter Hobart and MS Gym and Field House 1 Lower/Gym 15 Sessions $45 M196W20 Wednesdays Jan. 8-Mar. 25 6-9 p.m. MS Gym 12 Sessions $36 M196S20 Wednesdays Apr. 8-Jun. 24 6-9 p.m. MS Gym 12 Sessions $36

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FITNESS Yoga-Bells

Power & Finesse is the ONLY studio in which Yoga-Bells™ is being taught! YogaBells™ is a fusion class that combines the POWER of Kettlebell with the FINESSE of Hatha Yoga. Yoga-Bells™ takes strength training to the next level by utilizing active recovery to maximize each and every moment of your class. Come and get your Strength on with Yoga-Bells™ Class is held at Power & Finesse Fitness, 3941 Meadowbrook Rd, 612-272-1238. Instructor Laura Ocampo

Y333W20A

Mon./Wed. Jan. 20-Feb. 26 6-7 p.m. 12 Sessions $90

Y333W20B

Mon./Wed. Mar. 2-Apr. 8 12 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $90

Bands, Bells, Bars & Balls Bootcamp

Looking for a great way to get or stay in shape with zero impact? Come and get your Sweat on with this 6 week Bootcamp that utilizes Balance & Medicine Balls, Resistance Bands, Weighted Bars, and Kettlebells to challenge you to become the BEST you can be. Class is held at Power & Finesse Fitness, 3941 Meadowbrook Rd. 612-272-1238. Instructor Laura Ocampo

Y183W20A Tue./Thu. 12 Sessions

Y183W20B Tue./Thu. 12 Sessions

Jan. 21-Feb. 27 $90

6-7 p.m.

Mar. 3-Apr. 9 $90

6-7 p.m.

L359W20A Tuesdays Lenox Gym

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. 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. Instructors: Carly and John Born

Saturdays Jan. 11-Mar. 21 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MS Gym 11 Sessions

M100S20 ReturningStudents

M100W20 NewStudents

Saturdays MS Gym

Jan. 11-Mar. 21 11 Sessions

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$55 1-2 p.m. $55

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

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

Kyudo Japanese Longbow Archery

M100W20 ReturningStudents

Neue Moves

(No Class May 23) Saturdays Apr. 4-May 30 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MS Gym 8 Sessions M100S20 NewStudents (No Class May 23) Saturdays Apr. 4-May 30 MS Gym 8 Sessions

L359W20C Fridays Lenox Gym

Jan. 10-Feb. 14 5-6 p.m. 6 Sessions $72

Tuesdays Lenox Gym

Feb. 25-Mar. 31 3-4 p.m. 6 Sessions $72 L359W20D (No Class Apr. 3) Fridays Feb. 28-Apr. 10 5-6 p.m. Lenox Gym 6 Sessions $72 Tuesdays Lenox Gym

L359S20D 1-2 p.m. $40

3-4 p.m. $72

L359W20B

L359S20A $40

Jan. 7-Feb. 11 6 Sessions

Fridays Lenox Gym

Apr. 14-May 19 3-4 p.m. 6 Sessions $72 Apr. 17-May 22 5-6 p.m. 6 Sessions $72

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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. imagine being surrounded by healing, positive, universal energy of love. At the end, there is a brief guided meditation. Instructor: Deborah Heltzer

L147W20

Thursdays Feb. 6-Mar. 26 Lenox 108 8 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $15-$120*

L147S20

Thursdays Apr. 9-May 28 6-7 p.m. Lenox 115 8 Sessions $15-$120* º See page 20 for sliding scale fee

QiYoga

QiYoga has the best of both worlds, Qi Gong movement and Yoga poses combined creating a gentle, slow-paced, relaxing class. Meditative in nature, this class will help you manage stress; help to decrease anxiety and depression; stretch and soothe tense and tight muscles; tone your body; increase circulation; improve your balance; and increase your mental acuity and focus. QiYoga is a wonderful class for all body shapes and sizes and all levels of fitness and flexibility. No movement, Qi Gong or Yoga experience necessary. Ages 18+ welcome. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and comfortable footwear. Bring a yoga mat, yoga blanket, and yoga blocks. Instructor: Geneah Escobar L120W20 Tuesdays Mar. 10-May 12 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 10 Sessions $15-$150* º See page 20 for sliding scale fee

L146W20

Wednesdays Jan. 22-Mar. 25 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 10 Sessions $15-$120*

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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

L232W20 (No class Feb. 25) Tuesdays Lenox Gym

L234W20

Tuesdays Lenox Gym

L235W20

Tuesdays Lenox Gym

Feb. 4-Mar. 17 6 Sessions

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

Mar. 24-Apr. 28 6 Sessions

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

May 5-26 4 Sessions

9-10 a.m. $34/$30*

Chair Supported Yoga

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. With the aid of a chair, increase strength, flexibility and balance to enhance quality of life. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith, PhD L360W20 Tuesdays Jan. 14-Feb. 18 5:45-6:45 p.m. Lenox Gym 6 Sessions $65/$49*

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! 60 minutes of 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

Gentle Yoga

Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate

This style is Okinawan Karate, a pragmatic street fighting style with natural movements. We maintain that Karate begins and ends with respect. Karate-Do is a lifestyle filled with beauty and utility. Learn Kata and self defense - good for beginners and continuing students. Find more info at www. matsubayashishorinryukarate.com or email: dennis@MatsubayashiShorinRyuKarate.com Instructor: Dennis Williams

C199W19 (No class Feb. 25 and Mar. 3) L146S20

Wednesdays Apr. 8-Jun. 10 7:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 10 Sessions $15-$120* º See page 20 for sliding scale fee

Tue./Thu. CCC 25

C199S19

Tue./Thu. CCC 25

Jan. 7-Mar. 26 22 Sessions

6-7:30 p.m. $44

Apr. 7-Jun. 30 25 Sessions

6-7:30 p.m. $50

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Warm Water Pool Exercise Class

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.), and consists of basic strength, flexibility and range of motion. No swimming skills required. The pool has a zero-entry ramp or steps to get into the water. There are locker rooms on site to use before and after the class. This class is for those 55 and over.

P222W20

Thursdays Parkshore

P223W20

Thursdays Parkshore

Jan. 2-Feb. 6 6 Sessions

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

Feb. 13-Mar. 19 1:15-2 p.m. 6 Sessions $27/$23*

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

C301 (No Class Dec. 28 & May 23) Saturdays Ongoing 12:30-2:30 p.m. Central Community Center Cafeteria 48 Sessions $12/mo

Zumba

Zumba is a fun and easy to do workout that 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. $5 at the door each time. No preregistration - drop-in only. Please bring exact change if possible, or a check, payable to ISD 283, in the amount of $5. Instructor: Katherine McGraw (No class Mar. 26) Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lenox Gym ongoing $5 at the door

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Yoga for Life

Looking for a yoga class that is slower paced and more relaxed, while challenging, effective and therapeutic? Everyone is welcome, including beginners! Enjoy in-depth instruction and soothing music as you practice a wide variety of warm-up exercises and yoga poses. We’ll work on the whole body, improving flexibility, strength, balance and range of motion. Learn breathing, centering and relaxation practices that reduce tension and stress. Get rid of aches and pains, become more relaxed, sleep better and feel better overall. You’ll be encouraged to work at your own level and pace in this supportive class. Enjoy Wendy’s relaxing voice and easy to follow instructions. This is Hatha yoga the time-tested, traditional way of practicing yoga. Bring a mat. Instructor: Wendy Anderson

L191W20A (No class Jan. 20 and Feb. 17)

Jan. 6-Mar. 16 4:30-5:55 p.m. Mondays $117/$81* Lenox Gym 9 Sessions L191W20B (No class Jan. 20 and Feb. 17) Jan. 6-Mar. 16 6:05-7:25 p.m. Mondays Lenox Gym 9 Sessions $117/$81*

L191S20A

Mondays Mar. 30-May 18 4:30-5:55 p.m. $104/$72* Lenox Gym 8 Sessions

L191S20B

Mondays Mar. 30-May 18 6:05-7:25 p.m. $104/$72* Lenox Gym 8 Sessions

Zumba Gold

Get groovin’ at your own pace. This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. Please bring exact change if possible, or a check, payable to ISD 283 . Instructor: Katherine McGraw (No class Dec 24 and 31, Feb 25, Mar 3) Tuesdays Dec 3-Mar 31 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lenox Gym $5 at the door

FITNESS

Adult Ballet

A classical ballet class designed for all levels. Improve posture and create long lean muscles with ballet training. Experience the beauty of ballet! Learn proper technique with barre work, stretching and combinations. Wear fitted clothing and ballet shoes to class. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y345W20 (No Class Feb. 15) Saturdays Jan. 18-Mar. 14 1-2 p.m. Dance Unlimited 8 Sessions $96

Tap Dance for Adults

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. Instructor: Dance Unlimited

Y170W20

(No Class Feb. 15) Jan. 18-Mar. 14 12:15-1 p.m. Saturdays $88 Dance Unlimited 8 Sessions

Argentine Tango

Come and participate in Passport to Live’s“Dance for Your Health” program at the Lenox Center, and learn an exciting, fun, beautiful, elegant dance…Argentine Tango. Everyone and all skill levels are welcome. No partner is required. No preregistration necessary. Drop in and pay at the door: $2 nonmember/ $1 member per time. Instructor Len Mathe L233W20 Thursdays Dec. 5-Jun. 25 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lenox Cafeteria 30 Sessions $0

T’ai Chi Ch’uan

This Ancient art teaches how to know one’s self and improve one’s well-being, both physically and psychologically. Instructor: Rand Adams L294W20 Thursdays Dec. 5-Mar. 26 9-10 a.m. Lenox Gym 17 Sessions $5/$2

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Health and

Ayurveda for Immune Health

This class will focus on Ayurvedic principles useful for keeping your immune system strong. Ayurveda says your immunity is related to your gut health. Learn Ayurvedic tips and tools to increase your immunity, fight diseases better and leave with home remedies for increasing your immune response. This class will also cover the basic principles of Ayurveda. Instructor: Vanashree Belgamwar L324W20 Tuesday Jan. 28 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $29

Ayurveda for Respiratory Health

The respiratory system is a home of Kapha dosha. Learn how to keep the Kapha in balance this winter and simple home remedies for colds, flu, coughs. This class will also cover the basic principles of Ayurveda. Instructor: Vanashree Belgamwar L325W20 Thursday Feb. 27 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $29

Food & Cooking with Chronic Kidney Disease

Learn how to successfully live and eat within the restrictions of a CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) diet. We will discuss foods, cooking, meal planning, shopping and more. Instructor: Linda Blaylock L330W20 Thursday Mar. 12 6-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $35

Guided Meditation

Reduce anxiety and increase wellness in mind and body through meditation. Allow music and guidance from a moderator to create safe, supportive space for relaxation, clarity, and healing. A good form for beginners. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith, PhD L302W20B Thursdays Feb. 6-Mar. 26 8-9 a.m. Lenox Little Theater 8 Sessions $50/$45*

* Senior Program member fee. See page 6 for more information.

WELLNESS Abdominal Strengtheners That Won’t Make You Get on the Floor

A few reasons abdominal muscles weaken and lose shape are past pregnancies, surgeries, sitting at a desk, being sedentary and poor posture. In this workshop, you will learn a series of extremely effective exercises that will quickly strengthen all four layers of abdominal muscle, especially the deepest layer WITHOUT stressing your back or neck joints and WITHOUT having to get on the floor. Don’t waste time with traditional crunches. Learn a different, more effective way to strengthen your abdominals, re-shape your waistline and prevent/relieve lower back discomfort. Instructor: Janice Novak L357W20 Tuesday Mar. 17 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $39

Foot Pain Relief - What Your Podiatrist May Not Be Telling You

Essential Oils: Delightful for Dogs

Essential oils aren’t just for humans; they’re also great for your dogs! Learn how to safely use essential oils with your dog. DIY recipes included, all materials included in registration. No live dogs will be at class, please do not bring your dog to class. Instructor: Gina A Corradi L318W20 Monday Feb. 3 7-9 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $19

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Essential Oils: Natural Gifts for You & Your Family

Essential oils have over a million uses - cleaning supplies, personal care products, natural supplements, emotional support, etc. I will walk you through a variety of oils and their benefits. It’s easy, simple and it’s a small change to benefit your wellness. We will also make a foaming hand soap to give you experience using oils. Materials included in registration fee. Instructor: Gina A Corrad L101W20 Thursday Mar. 19 7-9 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $19

Discover how simple movements and adjustments in alignment can relieve foot pain and discomfort while simultaneously improving overall body health. Join us to learn: alignment points to alleviate foot pain and pressure (plantar fasciitis, bunions, neuromas, arthritis), how shoe choice effects the entire body (not just foot health), five main components to look for in footwear, the ideal role of orthotics, and exercises to move, stretch, and strengthen the muscles of the feet and lower legs. Feet are our foundation so let’s give them some attention You will have the opportunity to actively participate in the gentle exercises while standing in socks or bare feet. Instructor: Kristie K Walker L326W20 Monday Feb. 3 6-8 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $25

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WELLNESS Mindful Breathing

Mindful breathing calms the mind, invigorates and relaxes the body and improves normal breathing, heart function and concentration. Learn and practice new breath techniques each week. Bring a mat or sleeping bag if you wish to lie on the floor. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith, PhD

L352W20

Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 p.m. Lenox Little Theater

Jan. 15-Mar. 18 10 Sessions $115/$85*

L352S20

Wednesdays Apr. 1-Jun. 3 5:45-6:45 p.m. Lenox Little Theater

10 Sessions $115/$85*

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Y119W20

If you currently take thyroid medication but are still gaining weight and still have a variety of symptoms, there’s more you need to know. Fatigue, weight gain, depression, anxiety, rising cholesterol levels, inability to focus, thinning hair, digestive problems, abnormal blood pressure, reduced sex drive, and heart palpitations are only some of the symptoms. In this workshop, we’ll discuss: how thyroid function can make any illness worse; the 5 things that need to be measured, but usually aren’t; why the #1 thyroid replacement may not be helping you; connection between thyroid, fibromyalgia and arthritis; foods that help or hinder; commonly misunderstood rules of how and when to take thyroid meds; environmental triggers and info you need to discuss with your doctor. Instructor: Janice Novak L358W20 Wednesday Jan. 22 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $39

Basic Home Repairs Electrical

Basic Home Repairs Plumbing

MBSR provides tools to help you take better care of your health and discover a greater sense of wellbeing. It can help you relax, focus, and access inner strength. It may reduce stress, chronic pain, fear, anxiety, and other medical conditions. Includes guided meditation, gentle stretching, yoga, and group discussions. Plan to attend all classes and practice daily for 30 minutes. Include your email address with registration: Information sent prior to first session. No refunds after session starts. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is cosponsored by Park Nicollet. Qualifies for 27.0 hours of CEUs for positive behavior interventions. Instructor: Paula Wieckert

Free Info Session Thursday Lenox 115

Jan. 16 1 Session

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

Thursdays Feb. 6-March 26 6-8:30 p.m. Park Nicollet Stilts Building 9 Sessions $325 St. Anthony Falls Room, 6700 Excelsior Blvd. Retreat: Sunday, March 15 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Melrose Institute

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, number 2 Phillips 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 L354W20 Monday Mar. 9 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 108 1 Session $39

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Thyroid Things You Need to Know

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 L353W20 Monday Mar. 16 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $39

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Swing Dance Workshop

One night. One dance. A lifetime of fun! An “Arch” and a “Loop” are just two of the patterns that can take you from the sidelines onto the dance floor. Couples only, please. Register just one person per couple. Instructor: Monica Mohn Y108W20 Wednesdays Mar. 11-18 7-8:30 p.m. Aquila Gym 2 Sessions $55/couple

2 Left Feet Ballroom Dance

Convinced that you have 2-left feet and that dancing is not meant for you or someone you know? But still, it would be helpful to know a few steps. Just in case… 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. Register just one person per couple. Instructor: Monica Mohn Y163W20 Wednesdays Mar. 11-Apr. 25 6-7 p.m. 4 Sessions $59/couple Aquila Gym

Music and

DANCE Beginning Irish Step Dance for Adults

Impressed by Riverdance? Need to exercise but hate going to the gym? Want to teach your body and mind new tricks? Learn the basics of Irish step dance in an encouraging environment. This introductory class will focus on soft shoe technique that is needed before learning hard shoe dances. Please wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes that can handle high impact. Dance to the level your body allows! Instructor: Beth Pitchford H346W20 Sundays Jan. 26-Feb. 16 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. HS L12 4 Sessions $39

Piano Accordion for Beginners

Did you always dream of learning how to play accordion? Or do you actually own one that your great-grandpa used to play and it has been sitting in your closet for years? This course is a great opportunity to learn how to play this magnificent instrument. You will learn how the accordion works, be introduced to principles of treble and bass key, accordion music sheets, and practice and learn how to play variety of songs. Previous experience and knowledge preferred but not required. Own instrument preferred but not required. Instructor: Katerina Svensson L343W20 (No class Feb. 17) Mondays Feb. 3-Mar. 2 6-7 p.m. Lenox 2 Fireplace Room 4 Sessions $79

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 pre-registration. No session Jan. 1. For information call 952-928-6444. First Wednesday of each month 1-3 p.m. Lenox Gym Suggested donation $1

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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 22-24, 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.

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. You will also receive handouts and a list of resources to help you transition into a life filled with joy and purpose. Instructor: Bob Koehler L123W20 Wednesday Feb. 12 6-8 p.m. 1 Session $30/$25/$15/$9/$5 Lenox 115

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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

Conducting a financially aware College search

A recent national study reported that tuition discount rates at private colleges reached a record 52.2% for freshman. Learn how you can increase your likelihood of capturing some of these savings! My goal is to help you identify colleges that might be a good financial fit (based on anticipated aid) for your family’s budget before your child applies to college. We will use detailed case studies to focus on how colleges make decisions around financial aid and what the implications are for you. There is also a hands-on component where you can search for the financial aid histories of colleges that your child might be interested in attending. Instructor: Mike DeVaughn L141W20 Tuesdays Mar. 10-17 6:30-8 p.m. 2 Sessions $35/$25/$18/$11/$5 Lenox 115

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CLASSES

QiYoga

QiYoga has the best of both worlds, Qi Gong movement and Yoga poses combined creating a gentle, slow-paced, relaxing class. Meditative in nature, this class will help you manage stress; help to decrease anxiety and depression; stretch and soothe tense and tight muscles; tone your body; increase circulation, improve your balance; and increase your mental acuity and focus. QiYoga is a wonderful class for all body shapes and sizes and all levels of fitness and flexibility. No movement, Qi Gong or Yoga experience necessary. Ages 18+ welcome. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and comfortable footwear. Bring a yoga mat, yoga blanket, and yoga blocks. Instructor: Geneah Escobar L120W20 Tuesdays Mar. 10-May 12 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lenox Gym 10 Sessions $150/$105/$75/$45/$15

The Challenges of Race Relations in an Exceptional State, 1870-1921

The Power of Intention

This group intention experience is based on Lynne McTaggart’s book “The Power of Eight: Harness the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World.” We will, as we feel comfortable, share what needs to be fixed in our lives: our health, our relationships, our jobs, anything. Then for ten minutes we will as a group focus on a specific intention to heal one person’s situation, helping both ourselves and the intended focus of the healing intention. It is not necessary to be familiar with the book, but you should be willing to share compassion and to maintain focus for about ten minutes. If you come prepared with the “who, where, when, what, why, and how” of your intention and an ability to speak about it–then we can help you. Instructor: Deborah Heltzer L331W20 Fridays Mar. 6-13 6-7 p.m. Lenox 115 2 Sessions $35/$25/$18/$11/$5

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. imagine being surrounded by healing, positive, universal energy of love. At the end, there is a brief guided meditation. Instructor: Deborah Heltzer

L147W20

Thursdays Lenox 108

L147S20

Thursdays Lenox 115

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Learn about the history of race in Minnesota from Augsburg’s Professor of History, Bill Green. By the end of the 19th century, Minnesota had become a state recognized by the national civil rights community for its enlightened policies on black political and social equality, but as Minnesota entered the 20th century, black residents found that they continued to be subjected to discrimination despite laws. Bill will explain how Minnesota earned the reputation of racial tolerance between black and white Minnesotans while creating a society that fully embraced racial discrimination. Instructor: Bill Green L321S20 Saturday May 2 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sr. High Auditorium 1 Session $40/$29/$20/$15/$5

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! 60 minutes of 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 pants required! Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes and bring a yoga mat. Perfect for beginners. Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer

L146W20

Wednesdays Lenox Gym

L146S20 Feb. 6-Mar. 26 8 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $120/$85/$65/$35/$15

Apr. 9-May 28 8 Sessions

6-7 p.m. $120/$85/$65/$35/$15

Wednesdays Lenox Gym

Jan. 22-Mar. 25 10 Sessions

7:30-8:30 p.m. $150/$105/$75/$45/$15

Apr. 8-Jun. 10 10 Sessions

7:30-8:30 p.m. $150/$105/$75/$45/$15

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STEP 101: A look into the response to residents with critical needs by St. Louis Park Emergency Program

Climate Reality Conversation

More than 70% of Americans believe that climate change is happening but we rarely talk about it with others. Join us for an interactive dialogue about what is happening to our climate, what the future holds, and what we can do about it. We will share some climate realities and why they are important and discuss how we as individuals and a community are uniquely positioned to tackle this critical issue. You will leave with ideas for actions you can take to positively influence climate change. Instructors: Juli Rasmussen and Steve George L323W20 Thursday Feb. 27 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Free

Foreign Film Movie & Discussion

Join fellow film fans in the Little Theater at Lenox to watch and discuss engaging and thoughtprovoking foreign films. We’ll view the movie and then have time for focused discussion. January 28, Zoology, 2017 (Russia). February 4, Never Look Away, 2019 (Germany. February 11, Key of Life, 2012 (Japan). February 18, Quinceanera, 2006 (Mexico). Please see online description for movie descriptions. Instructor: Lisa Kjellander. Sponsored by Friends of the St. Louis Park Library L165W20 Tuesdays Jan. 28-Feb. 18 6-8:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 4 Sessions Free

(STEP), a food shelf and social service agency whose mission is to respond to the critical and emergency needs of residents. Come tour our facility and learn how we serve members of our community. You will learn how many residents in the St. Louis Park community struggle to get their basic needs met and understand how STEP responds to those struggles in order to empower and restore hope. Learn how you can get involved in STEP’s mission and help community members fulfill their basic needs. This is a free class. Please wear comfortable clothing as STEP is a combination of a warehouse and office setting. Instructor: STEP Y110W20 Thursday Jan. 16 5-6 p.m. STEP 1 Session Free

Native American Studies Video Series

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. Thursday, January 14, Te Ata: This film is based on the life of Mary Thompson Fisher, an honored storyteller of the Chickasaw. Thursday, January 30, Skins: Produced, directed and performed by Native people, this story takes place on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Police officer, Rudy Yellowshirt, navigates a land, culture and family affected by painful history. Ultimately, it is the story of the power of love between two brothers. Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Rowan Keith

LW19Ata

Tuesday Jan. 14 Lenox Little Theater 1 Session

LW19Skins

Thursday Jan. 30 Lenox Little Theater 1 Session

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

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Class

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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

M148W20 (No class Feb. 15 and Feb. 22) Saturdays Jan. 18-Mar. 21 9-10 a.m. Free MS Lower Gym 8 Sessions M148S20

(No class Apr. 25, May 23 & May 30) Saturdays Apr. 11-Jun. 20 9-10 a.m. MS Lower Gym 8 Sessions Free

Heart of the Matter

Community Discussions Heart of the Matter Community Discussion is a series 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 the St. Louis Park League of Women Voters.

A Primary Primer Find out about the new presidential primary and why caucuses are an important part of our democracy. On March 3, Minnesota will have its first presidential primary. When did this happen? How was the decision made? How will it work? What happens at a party caucus? This is a great opportunity to learn and ask questions. Featured speaker: Michael Wall from the Minnesota Secretary of State office 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

L181W20

Wednesday, Jan. 22

7-8:30 pm in the Lenox Cafeteria

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Conducting a Financially Aware College Search

A recent national study reported that tuition discount rates at private colleges reached a record 52.2% for freshman. Learn how you can increase your likelihood of capturing some of these savings! My goal is to help you identify colleges that might be a good financial fit (based on anticipated aid) for your family’s budget before your child applies to college. We will use detailed case studies to focus on how colleges make decisions around financial aid and what the implications are for you. There is also a handson component where you can search for the financial aid histories of colleges that your child might be interested in attending. Instructor: Mike DeVaughn L141W20 Tuesdays Mar. 10-17 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox 115 2 Sessions $5-$35* º See page 20 for sliding fee scale.

Before & After the Funeral

After a loved one dies, family members are bombarded with questions related to decisions that must be made before the funeral. Working through those questions ahead of time will ease the burden on loved ones. A second flurry of activity occurs after the funeral related to the legal settlement of the deceased’s estate. Learn when probate is and isn’t necessary, and outline the steps that the deceased’s loved ones can expect in settling the deceased’s affairs. Instructors: Bonnie Wittenburg and Jeanne McGill L128W20 Tuesday Mar. 31 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $19

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Buying Your First Home

Home ownership is an incredible opportunity. This course will: Outline the steps to getting into your first home; help you understand the financing process, including down payment assistance, how to deal with student loans and challenging credit issues; provide an overview of the search process; identify the roles that your lender and realtor play in helping you become a homeowner. Class is co-sponsored by Alerus Mortgage and Jodi Williams at Keller Williams Realty. Instructors: Jodi Williams and Randi Livon L113W20 Tuesday Feb. 11 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $2

A Conversation on Death and Dying

What happens when we die? Are our loved ones at peace? What do they want us to know? Bring your questions and experiences you would like to share and we’ll talk! Instructor Victoria Juster has over 20 years of experience as a medium; she has communicated with Spirits since childhood and has lived through three near-death experiences. She uses her gift to help people deal with the grief of losing a loved one. Please do not wear any fragrance or scented products. L158S20A Saturday Apr. 11 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sandburg Middle School, Media Center 1 Session $35

Downsizing with a Plan

A smaller home can mean less maintenance, less hassle and more freedom – all great reasons to downsize. But getting there can seem overwhelming. Discuss housing options, reducing personal items, decreasing collections, and find the best options for you. Leave with a collection of resources and new ideas for your future. Instructor: Lorri Kaas L328W20 Tuesday Mar. 17 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $19

Estate Planning Solutions

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

L149W20

Tuesday Lenox 109

L149S20

Tuesday Lenox 109

Jan. 28 1 Session

6:30-7:30 p.m. $19

Apr. 21 1 Session

6:30-7:30 p.m. $19

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Life After Work: How to Create a Good Life in Retirement

At this class you will learn: Why you need a retirement income plan; six questions to ask before you retire; how to determine how much income you will need in retirement; the four primary sources of retirement income; four popular withdrawal strategies and the pros and cons of each; how retirement income is taxed; Five tax planning strategies in retirement; a retirement income action plan. Whether you plan to stop work all at once or ease into retirement by working part-time, at some point you will need to arrange for multiple sources of income to replace your paycheck. What do you need to think about as you transition from work life to retired life? Where will you live? Where will your income come from? How can you make it last? Join us for an enlightening class that will get you thinking about your next phase of life and what you need to do to prepare for it. Instructor: Robert Stai Davis L315W20 Thursday Feb. 20 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $19

* Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 6 for information.

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Makeup Bootcamp for Women 40 and Better

When is the last time you updated your makeup and beauty regime? Has your skin changed over time? What about your hair color? Join this “boot camp” to 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. This class is essential for busy, beautiful women who could use a little updating! L135W20 Tuesday Feb. 4 7-9 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $39 L135S20 Thursday Apr. 2 7-9 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $39

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. When registering as a couple, choose per couple price, but register just one person per couple. L107W20 Monday Jan. 13 7-9 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $45/$80(couple)

Navigating New Construction Home Buying

Trouble finding what you want in a home? Learn how to build your dream home! Including lot selection, pricing, interviewing builders and negotiations, selecting floor plans and finishes, latest technology, energy efficiency, home warranties, there’s a lot to navigate. But the reward is a perfect home built just for you! Instructor: Joe Allen

L316W20

Wednesday Lenox 115

L316S20

Wednesday Lenox 115

Feb. 19 1 Session

6:30-8:30 p.m. $19

Apr. 22 1 Session

6:30-8:30 p.m. $19

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 P. Scott L121W19 Thursday Jan. 16 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $19

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The Talk with Your Aging Parent

If you haven’t talked with your parent(s) yet about aging, you’re not alone. A 2016 survey by Care.com found that 54% of adult children would rather talk to their kids about sex than talk to their parents about aging or senior care. And parents don’t want to talk about it either. A Fidelity Investments survey found 43% of parents haven’t had detailed conversations about aging or longterm care with family members - and an 23% haven’t had any conversations at all. Making plans for the future could mean some big changes and that can be scary. The best approach is to take it slow. Planning ahead will make these conversations easier and eliminate a sense of panic and unhealthy decision making if life’s circumstances suddenly change due to aging, illness or injury. Register for sessions individually for $2 each or

register for all 5 for $5. February 4, Starting the Conversation with Your Aging Parent; February 11, Developing a Plan; February 18, Resources to Pay for Senior Housing; March 10, Downsizing & Help with Hoarding; March 17, SIMPLE Home Updates That Will Get the Most Money When You Sell a Home. Instructor: Mary Tillman

L361W20 (No class Feb. 25 and Mar. 3) Tuesdays Lenox 2

L361W20A Tuesday Lenox 2

L361W20B Tuesday Lenox 2

Feb. 4-Mar. 17 6:30-8:30 p.m. 5 Sessions $5

Feb. 4 1 Session

6:30-8:30 p.m. $2

Feb. 11 1 Session

6:30-8:30 p.m. $2

L361W20C Tuesday Lenox 2

L361W20D Tuesday Lenox

L361W20E Tuesday Lenox 2

Feb. 18 1 Session

6:30-8:30 p.m. $2

Mar. 10 1 Session

6:30-8:30 p.m. $2

Mar. 17 1 Session

6:30-8:30 p.m. $2

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Real Estate Investing: Is it your ticket to wealth?

Real Estate investing has great potential, but many possible pitfalls. This class provides first-hand practical advice to help you with the entire process of becoming a real estate investor. Learn about financing and loan products; types of properties to consider; fix-and-flip vs. buy-and-hold, landlording concerns and more. Bring your questions. Instructors: Lorri Kaas and Steve Dillner L329W20 Thursday Feb. 13 6:30-9 p.m. Lenox 109 1 Session $19

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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. You will also receive handouts and a list of resources to help you transition into a life filled with joy and purpose. Instructor: Bob Koehler L123W20 Wednesday Feb. 12 6-8 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $5-$30 º See page 20 for sliding fee scale.

INTEREST Cable...it’s more than TV! Attend a January focus group The City of St. Louis Park has the chance to plan for future community communications needs through the upcoming Comcast cable franchise renewal process. We want to hear from you! Attend a focus group at St. Louis Park City Hall Jan. 22 or 23; three times are offered. One $50 Target gift card will be awarded at each focus group. Sign up by Jan. 15 at http://bit.ly/slpfocusgroups. Questions? Contact jsmith@stlouispark.org or 952.924.2632.

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INTEREST HEADING

Discover Your Roots

Learn how to start researching your family tree! We’ll cover free tools for getting started, how to gather and add family information, how to use free online databases and how to find other family tree information. Paper forms will be provided at the first class; feel free to bring your electronic device if you’ve already started your family tree database or online. Instructor: Mary Wickersham L152W20 Tuesdays Mar. 17-31 6:30-8 p.m. Lenox 110 3 Sessions $25

The Challenges of Race Relations in an Exceptional State, 1870-1921

Learn about the history of race in Minnesota from Augsburg’s Professor of History, Bill Green. By the end of the 19th century, Minnesota had become a state recognized by the national civil rights community for its enlightened policies on black political and social equality, but as Minnesota entered the 20th century, black residents found that they continued to be subjected to discrimination. Bill will explain how Minnesota earned the reputation of racial tolerance between black and white Minnesotans while creating a society that fully embraced racial discrimination. Instructor: Bill Green L321S20 Saturday May 2 12:30-2:30 p.m. HS Auditorium 1 Session $40-5

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. Wi-Fi available; bring your own tablet or laptop computer if you wish to try out online resources during the session. Pre-registration accepted, walkins welcome! Instructor: Mary Wickersham L151W20 Tuesdays Jan. 21, Feb. 11, March 10, Apr. 14, May 12 6-8 p.m. Lenox 110 5 Sessions $25

Health Care Fraud-Preventing Medicare Fraud and Avoiding Scams

This presentation will teach you how to detect Medicare fraud and what to do if Medicare Fraud is suspected. We discuss the top scams currently being directed towards seniors and highlight why seniors are specifically targeted. Tips will be offered on how to avoid falling for scams and where to get help. Instructor: Lukus Zuker L283W20 Wednesday Feb. 19 1-2:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Free * Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 6 for information.

Civil War - Can You Win the Battle?

Major battles in the Civil War, can you win with your troop’s strength? This course covers the Eastern theater, Western theater and the Trans-Mississippi. Instructor: Gary Blessman L241W20 Thursday Mar. 12 10-11:30 a.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

Annual Medicare Update

Learn about the recent changes in Medicare benefits and coverage, and how these changes affect you. We will cover the importance of reviewing Medicare Part D coverage during the Annual Open Enrollment Period (October 15-December 7), how to use Medicare. gov to make health insurance comparisons, how Part D works, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and the new 5-star plans. Extra Help, a program for people with lower incomes that may reduce prescription drug costs, will be explained. Instructor: Lukus Zuker

L281W20

Wednesday Lenox 115

L282W20

Friday Lenox 115

Jan. 15 1 Session

4:30-6 p.m. Free

Mar. 20 1 Session

10-11:30 a.m. Free

º See page 20 for sliding scale fee.

First Ladies Part 2

Travel back through time with historian and storyteller, Doug Ohman as he shares interesting stories, photographs and forgotten memories about America’s best loved First Ladies. Part 2 – 1865 (Eliza Johnson) – 1933 (Eleanor Roosevelt) L213W20 Monday Jan. 27 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $12/$10*

First Ladies Part 3

Travel back through time with historian and storyteller, Doug Ohman as he shares interesting stories, photographs and forgotten memories about America’s best loved First Ladies Part 3 – 1945 (Bess Truman) – 2017 (Melania Trump) L214W20 Monday Feb. 24 1-3 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $12/$10*

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Movies with Bob DeFlores

LEARNING

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

1-3:30 p.m. $12/$10*

“American Dance” - The Greatest Tap Dancers Jan. 29

A look at some of the great tap dancers of the past. Tappers like Hal Leroy, Bill Bojangles Robinson, The Nicolas Brothers, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers and famed dancers of the Cotton Club and Apollo Theaters. The program will also include a wonderful cartoon and other features. L268W20

His Girl Friday Feb. 26

His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks, starring Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant. The plot centers on a newspaper editor named Walter Burns who is about to lose his ace reporter and ex-wife Hildy Johnson, newly engaged to another man. Burns suggests they cover one more story together, getting themselves entangled in the case of murderer. His Girl Friday has been noted for its surprises, comedy and rapid, overlapping dialogue and was #19 on American Film Institute’s 100 Years ... 100 Laughs. Bob will bring along some surprises to add to this hilarious comedy! L266W20

Royal Wedding Mar. 18

A brother and sister dance-act encounter challenges and romance when booked in London during the Royal Wedding of Queen Elizabeth. Starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, and Peter Lawford, this movie has the most memorable dance scene in movies when Fred Astaire dances on the ceiling. Bob Deflores will tell you all about what went on in the making of this wonderful film, and add some fun surprises. L276W20

Driver Improvement Classes These courses are offered through Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. To register call 1-888-234-1294.

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

4 Hour a.m. classes Thursday Thursday Tuesday

Mar. 12 Apr. 23 May 12

4 Hour p.m. classes All classes are held at Lenox: Rm 115 or 108 Fee: $22 for 4-hour.

952.928.6442

Thursday Thursday Thursday Monday Thursday

Jan. 9 Feb. 6 Apr. 9 Feb. 3 Mar. 19

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

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

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LEARNING

Growing Up: Parents and Daughters Connecting

A workshop for parents and daughters ages 9-12. Growing up can be exciting, exhilarating, confusing and scary – all at the same time! Join health educators from myHealth for Teens & Young Adults for a fun and informative workshop that will take some of the mystery out of puberty and the questions out of adolescence. Prepare to laugh, create, question, learn and grow – TOGETHER! Girls ages 9-12 and their parent, or other trusted adult, will engage in fun and thought-provoking activities that help them learn about: puberty, reproductive anatomy and development in female and male bodies. We will learn 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. Please reach out to Gabby Fitzgerald, at gabbyf@myhealthmn.org , with any questions about growing up content and activities. M322W20 Saturday Feb. 22 9 a.m.-12 p.m. MS 152 & 154 1 Session $59

History of the Minnesota Vikings Part II

The Minnesota Vikings have been an NFL franchise for nearly 60 years. This course will cover the history of the team, from an expansion team in 1961 through four Super Bowl appearances; a journey of accomplishment and disappointment. You do not have to take the first course to take the second. Instructor: Tom Rooney L297W20 (No class Jan. 20 and Feb. 17) Mondays Jan. 6-Mar. 2 10-11:30 a.m. Lenox Little Theater 7 Sessions $30/$25*

* Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 6 for information.

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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! This 4-session class will introduce 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

L180W20

Wednesdays Feb. 12-Mar. 4 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 4 Sessions $60

L180S20

Wednesdays Apr. 15-May 6 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 110 4 Sessions $60

Introduction to Podcasts

Have you heard about Podcasts and would like to learn more? In this class, we will learn all about how to listen to these digital audio shows online, select your favorite topics and even learn about any subject. You’ll see how Podcasts are now one of the most popular tools for learning and personal growth, as well as fun form of entertainment! No prior experience required. Instructor: Nickie Welsh L279W20 Tuesday Jan. 14 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $12/$10*

Language of Leaving

As individuals prepare to pass out of body at the end of life, noticeable cues often appear in perception, language and dreams. Understanding those changes can make the transition through death less difficult to navigate. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith, PhD M340W20 Saturday Feb. 1 1:15-2:45 p.m. MS 115 1 Session $29

Introduction to Uber

Do you hate to drive in bad weather or when it’s dark outside? Expand your transportation options and independence through the ride sharing service, Uber. In this training workshop, students will learn the basics and gain the knowledge on how to use Uber if needed. No experience required and training materials will be provided for each attendee. Instructor: Nickie Welsh L280W20 Thursday Feb. 6 6-7:30 p.m. Lenox 110 1 Session $12/$10*

Lunch & Learn The Option for Affordable Senior Living and Oasis

A little education can provide direction as you consider the many senior housing options available today. From living at home or with family, to senior community options. Too often, seniors are not aware of the many programs that can help with health care expenses, leisure activities and senior living costs. Instructors: Dan & Mary Tillman L285W20 Monday Feb. 3 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Free

The 3 “C’s” - Cents, Coins, & Currency

Quips and clips about the item we all need and want. Instructor: Gary Blessman L240W20 Thursday Jan. 23 10-11:30 a.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

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Lunch & Learn - The Emotional Ups and Downs of Decluttering

Whatever the reason, you may have come to the realization that it is time to downsize. This decision can be an emotional one, especially if you have lived in our home for many years. Join us as we discuss how much time you will need to downsize. Tossers vs. Keepers and how both have value. Why you need to create five piles- no exceptions & getting ready to move on. Instructors: Dan & Mary Tillman L284W20 Monday Mar. 16 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Free

The Unvarnished Truth of the James Gang

Tom Ryther, Twin Cites newscaster for many years, has studied the James Gang since his childhood in Missouri. This presentation has been a labor of love and research with visits to the James homestead, robbery and getaway sites. He has visited with many of the living relatives of the James Family. Tom is a true expert on the famous James Family.

L237W20 Monday Jan. 6 Lenox Little Theater $12/$10*

1-3 p.m. 1 Session

Photo Organization - Print & Digital

A photograph captures a moment that is gone forever! Are your photographs in a box, drawer, suitcase, phone, camera chip, external hard drive or all of the above? Understand why photo organization/scrapbooking is more difficult today versus years ago. Discover alternatives to get every printed/digital photo, video and memorabilia in one location, from scanning to storage and organization. You’ll leave with options to access every photo you own and be able to share them. Instructor: Susan H. DeJute L195W20 Tuesday Jan. 21 7-8:30 p.m. Lenox 115 1 Session $20

Writing a Great First Line

First lines capture attention. First paragraphs establish a relationship with the reader. Last lines determine how your work is remembered and recommended. We will discuss great lines and how to develop your own sentences to win readers. Instructor: Elizabeth Rowan Keith, PhD M361W20 Saturday Jan. 25 1:15-2:45 p.m. MS 115 1 Session $29

Soundgate Hearing Seminar

Sarah Binfet, Au.D from SoundGate Hearing Clinic will be here to discuss the latest research on hearing loss. We will dive into the effects of hearing loss on brain health and how hearing loss also impacts other health conditions. We will discuss the importance of how good hearing helps maintain good brain health and go over what options and solutions are available to those with hearing loss. Most importantly, we will discuss how we can help! L211W20 Wednesday Mar. 18 10-11 a.m. Lenox 115 1 Session Free

* Indicates Senior Program member fee. See page 6 for information.

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LEARNING The Power of Intention

This group intention experience is based on Lynne McTaggart’s book “The Power of Eight: Harness the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World.” We will, as we feel comfortable, share what needs to be fixed in our lives: our health, our relationships, our jobs, anything. Then for ten minutes we will as a group focus on a specific intention to heal one person’s situation, helping both ourselves and the intended focus of the healing intention, but you should be willing to share compassion and to maintain focus for about ten minutes. If you come prepared with the “who, where, when, what, why, and how” of your intention and an ability to speak about it–then we can help you. Instructor: Deborah Heltzer L331W20 Fridays Mar. 6-13 6-7 p.m. Lenox 115 2 Sessions $5-$35 º See page 20 for sliding scale fee.

Women in Islam Unique Animals and Plants of Australia

Learn about the unique animals, plants, and habitats of the Land Down Under. Discover Queensland’s rain-forest, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and the Blue Mountains, the Hunter and Borossa Valleys wine country, and the wildlife of Kangaroo Island and Tasmania. Instructor: Lee Ann Landstrom L236W20 Tuesday Jan. 14 10-11 a.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $10/$7*

This presentation covers Islamic teachings about the different roles of Muslim women in society, including cultural differences. We will talk about common misconceptions regarding Muslim women and explain gender equity in the spiritual, social, and economic aspect of life. Muslim women and culture/diversity will also be discussed. The presentation is concluded with examples of Muslim women and their role in history and today. Instructor: Islamic Resource Group Speakers Bureau L319W20 Thursday Mar. 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox Little Theater 1 Session $7

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LEARNING

Thursday Seminars with Dan Hartman The Louvre, Notre Dame & Delacroix

Travel to Paris on a spring day and view the “Delacroix Exhibit” at the Louvre. Look at the history of the Louvre and Notre Dame in Paris. French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art. L261W20 Thursday Jan. 9 1-3 p.m. 1 Session

$12/$10*

Lenox Little Theater

The Nissim de Camondo Museum Avignon, Home of the Popes The focus will be on the history of Avignon, in Paris Go to the most amazing home you have ever seen, the Nissim de Camondo Museum. You will see an extraordinary collection of 18th Century decorative arts in a home that reveals technology and services of an ultra-modern early 20th Century home. Learn the life and times of the “de Camondo” family as bankers, philanthropists, collectors of art and how they lived and what happened to them. L262W20 Thursday Feb. 6 1-3 p.m. 1 Session $12/$10*

France, the capital of Provenance and the move of the Popes from Rome to in the 1200s AD. The popes stayed there for 80 years before they moved back to Rome. After that Anti-Popes arose in France which led to the Great Schism. L263W20 Thursday Mar. 12 1-3 p.m. 1 Session $12/$10

FREE GED, ESL Classes, and College Prep Classes Adult Options in Education

You as a continuing learner, professional & leader

Flexible online, night & weekend programs.

Practical psychology, inspiring change

Applied Adlerian Psychology in Leadership w Art Therapy w Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling w Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counselingw Marriage Couples and Family Counseling w School Counseling

AlfredAdler.edu w (612) 767-7097

GED and College Prep: Take free classes to improve the skills you need to obtain your GED. GED students are given individualized instruction and pre-tests to determine individualized lessons. Even if you already have a high school diploma or GED, you can improve basic math, reading and writing to prepare for entrance into college. You can also meet with our college and career counselor. ESL: Take free English as a Second Language class. You will be placed with a licensed teacher and join other students learning English at the same skill level.
GED and ESL enrollment is year-round. Call for more information or to register for free classes today! 952-988-5343.

Accelerated Learning. Didactic. Regional Accrediation. For more information on how to apply scan our code. Marcie Skoglund

Assistant Director of Admissions Marcie.skoglund@alfredadler.edu

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Trips and

Fly Over America

This virtual flight is the ultimate flying ride! Riders are suspended in the air with feet dangling up to 40 feet above ground and immersed in a giant half-spherical screen. Special effects including wind make you feel like you’re truly flying! After the ride, walk to the South side of the mall to The Radisson Blu Fire Lake Grill House. Have a petite luncheon. Sample Menu: Chicken & Mushroom Wild Rice Soup, Half Club Sandwich - Rotisserie Chicken, Rotisserie Turkey, Pecan Bacon, Provolone, Tomato, Field Greens, Coffee, Tea or Soda and a Blueberry Lemon White Chocolate Cookie. After lunch, take time on you own at the Mall of America. L231W20 Wednesday Jan. 8 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $60/$55*

Russian Art Center, Orthodox Cathedral & Murray’s Steak House

Arrive at the Museum of Russian Art where a docent will reveal a spectacular museum that showcases Soviet-era Russian art. After the tour we will have lunch at Murray’s Steak House. Menu: Boneless Short Ribs of Beef with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans. Breadbasket with Garlic Toast, Mini Chocolate Mousse and Coffee or Tea. Conclude this fantastic tour at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in NE Minneapolis - one of the area’s Orthodox Church of America, formerly the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America. L206W20 Tuesday Feb. 18 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $87/$82*

Mama Mia

Join us for lunch and a matinee performance of “Mamma Mia”. One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit! L204W20 Wednesday Jan. 22 9:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $99/$94*

The Bikini’s

Have a delicious 3 main course brunch and salad bar and then sit back and enjoy “The Bikini’s.” Back together for the first time in 20 years, these Jersey Girls will deliver sun, fun and a rockin’ good time! This girl-group reunites to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort on the Jersey Shore. Join these four best friends, as they relive the past with hits. Including: It’s in his Kiss, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Heat Wave, Under the Boardwalk, These Boots are Made for Walkin’, The Twist, When Will I Be Loved, Midnight Blue, I’m Every Woman, I Will Survive and more! L238W20 Wednesday Mar. 25 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $75/$70*

TOURS Viking Museum Tour with Lunch at Caspers

Take a guided tour of the Vikings Museum. It is a place for Vikings fans to experience the comprehensive history of the Minnesota Vikings and football in Minnesota. With a 360-degree video theater, multiple interactive exhibits and hundreds of historical artifacts, fans can learn the fascinating stories and insider details of the franchise. After the tour, take time to revisit exhibits of special interest to you, and spend time at the official Minnesota Vikings Locker Room Store. Arrive in Eagan for lunch at Casper’s Cherokee Restaurant. Luncheon service: chicken entrée with tossed salad, baked potato with sour cream, rolls, beverage and dessert. Arrive at Abdallah’s Chocolates store in Apple Valley to purchase candy and other gift items. L288W20 Thursday Apr. 2 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $79/$74*

100 Years of Sinatra at St. Cloud Paramount Theater

We will enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch at the 400 Club Restaurant in Rockville. After lunch, we will arrive at the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud. Join Andrew Walesch and his Big Band as they take you through this journey in time and celebrate Frank Sinatra’s legendary career. Awards, and starred in 60 motion pictures. You will hear dozens of your favorites including, “That’s Life,” Nice ‘n’ Easy,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York, New York,” “My Way” and many others. L205W20 Tuesday Mar. 3 9:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $80/$75*

MEET IN LENOX LOUNGE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

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Trips and

TOURS Travel

Preview Class Wednesday, February 5

10-11 a.m. Lenox Little Theater LANDMARK TOURS

Lenox Little Theater LANDMARK TOURS

Join us at the Lenox Community Center to learn about the exciting world of escorted travel. Landmark Tours provides unforgettable travel experiences throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, and Europe. Information and literature will be available on-site.

Hop on the bus and join the fun crowd for lunch.

The Lowell Inn

The Lowell Inn, located in the heart of historic downtown Stillwater and the scenic St. Croix River was established in 1927 and is on the National Historic Register. We will be having lunch in the historic George Washington dining room. Everything at the Lowell Inn is beautiful and grand. The food is fabulous and delicious. A favorite is the chicken ala king, but they also have wonderful soups, salads, and sandwiches. This is not just a meal this is an experience! L289W20 Monday Mar. 23 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $15/$12*

Choo Choo Restaurant Loretto

Along the Canadian Pacific Line in Loretto lies Choo Choo Restaurant. Constructed a century ago, Choo Choo is your single stop for small-town hospitality, scratch-kitchen favorites and historic charm. Come and enjoy our free, fresh-popped popcorn, and full menu including the best chicken wings you will ever eat, soups like special cabbage and ham, salads, burgers, and hot sandwiches. We will be sitting in the real caboose room. L293W20 Monday Feb. 10 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $15/$12*

River Inn

They’ve been cooking up good food and fun in Hanover, Minnesota since the late 1800’s. Please join us at the The River Inn, a restaurant offering great home cooked lunch and award winning pineapple cocktails. The menu has something for everyone. Shrimp, Flat Breads, Soups, Specialty Chili, Burgers, Rib eye, and the best steak Sandwich in town. Enjoy the atmosphere and original tin ceiling and bar area. When you’re done there are wonderful deserts waiting. L29W20 Monday Jan. 13 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Lenox Lounge 1 Session $15/$12*

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

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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 1

Wednesdays Jan. 22-Feb. 26 6:30-8:30 p.m. HS C350 6 Sessions $150

Level 2

Wednesdays Mar. 11-Apr. 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. HS C350 6 Sessions $150 Level 3 Wednesdays Apr. 29-Jun. 3 6:30-8:30 p.m. HS Rm C350 6 Sessions $150

Level 4 Wednesdays Jun. 10-Jul. 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. HS C350 6 Sessions $150

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. 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 1

Wednesdays Jan. 22-Feb. 26 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 2 6 Sessions $150

Level 3A Thursdays Lenox 2

Jan. 23-Feb. 27 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions $150

Level 2

Wednesdays Mar. 11-Apr. 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lenox 2 6 Sessions $150

Level 4A

Thursdays Lenox 2

Level 3B

Thursdays Lenox 2

Level 4B

Thursdays Lenox 2

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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 of courses, you’ll begin with a vocabulary of 200 signs. Courses are designed to be taken sequentially, with subsequent courses reviewing and reinforcing your 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 also 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.

#64219 Level 1 Mondays Lenox 115

Feb. 24-Mar. 16 4 Sessions

6-8:30 p.m. $120

#64216 Level 2 Mondays Lenox 115

Mar. 30-Apr. 20 6-8:30 p.m. 4 Sessions $120

Mar. 12-Apr. 16 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions $150 Apr. 30-Jun. 4 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions $150 Jun. 11-Jul. 16 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6 Sessions $150

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

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Age

Day

Dates

Time

Fee

Class

0-12 mos.

Thursdays

Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

6-7:30 p.m.

$50

E519

0-12 mos.

Thursdays

Apr. 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

6-7:30 p.m.

$50

E520

0-12 mos.

Saturdays

Mar. 7, 14, 21

9-10:30 a.m.

$30

E521

Our Programs •

Non-Separating Classes – Parent

Separating Classes – Parent discussion

Home Visiting Program – Individual visits

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

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

Multi-age Come and Play Classes:

Early Learning Parent Advisory Council 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 - 7:30 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

Age

Day

Dates

Time

Fee

Class

0-5 yrs.

Thursdays

Mar. 5, 12, 19 ,26, Apr. 9

6-7:30 p.m.

$50

E522

0-5 yrs.

Saturdays

May 2, 9, 16

9-10:30 a.m.

$30

E523

Ongoing Evening Classes

See Non-Separating Class for 12-24 mos. E515

STEM for 24-60 mos.

This is a 5-week separating class that will explore different facets of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Hands-on exploration and fun projects! Age

Day

Dates

Time

Fee

24-60 mos.

Fridays

Apr. 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

9:30-11:30 a.m. $75

Class E507

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.

E508 Thursdays

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9:30-11 a.m.

Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Mar. 5 & 19, Apr. 16 & 30, May 14 Cost is 50% of Non-Separating Class Fee

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ECFE

REGISTRATION

Classes begin the week of January 27, 2020 and end the week of May 18, 2020.

No ECFE classes Monday, February 17, 2020 and Fridays, February 14, March 6 and March 27. No classes the week of March 30, 2020.

ECFE classes for 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, 2020. 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.

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, 2020. 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.

Mondays

11:30-1:00 p.m.

E509

24-32 mos.

Mondays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E502

0-12 mos.

Thursdays

11:30-1:00 p.m.

E510

28-42 mos.

Tuesdays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E503

7-17 mos.

Mondays

9:30-11:00 a.m.

E511

28-42 mos.

Thursdays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E504

7-17 mos.

Tuesdays

11:00-12:30 p.m.

E512

12-24 mos. Thursdays

9:30-11:00 a.m.

E513

12-24 mos. Fridays

9:30-11:00 a.m.

E514

12-24 mos. Wednesdays

6:00-7:30 p.m.

E515

16-25 mos. Tuesdays

9:00-10:30 a.m.

E516

20-27 mos. Wednesdays

9:00-10:30 a.m.

E517

28-42 mos.

Fridays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E505

36-60 mos.

Wednesdays

9:30-11:30 a.m.

E506

See page 38 for sibling care. Fees for ECFE are on a sliding fee scale according to family income. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay for an ECFE class. Fees for out-of-district registrants: add $40

Sliding Fee Scale

Household Income

Fee

Sliding Fee Scale

Household Income

Fee

Separating

$100, 000 and above

$278

Non-Separating

$100, 000 & above

$206

$75,000 - $99,999

$196

$75,000 - $99,999

$152

$50,000 - $74,999

$114

$50,000 - $74,999

$ 98

$25,000-$49,999

$ 82

$25,000-$49,999

$ 66

Under $25,000

$ 51

Under $25,000

$ 35

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Early Childhood Family

EDUCATION SIBLING CARE

Depending on need, on-site sibling care is offered during some ECFE class times. Remember that you must register for sibling care when you register for ECFE classes. Fee is 50% of the cost of the class and is for the entire session.. Sliding Fee Scale for Separating Sib-Care

Over $50,000

$135

$35,000-49,999

$ 57

Under $34,999

$ 25

TWO’S COMPANY

For children 2-3 years old. (Must be 24 months by Sept. 1, 2019.) Curriculum focuses on preschool readiness, language and literacy, social and emotional development, fine and gross motor skills. This non-separating parent-child class is taught by licensed teachers. Classes are held at Central Community Center. Second semester starts the week of January 27, 2020 and runs through the week of May 18, 2020. Free sibling care provided. For more information, call: 952-928-6749. TC1-2019 Mondays 9-10:30 a.m. $99 (2nd semester)

Contact a Parent Educator If you would like to discuss: •

New baby questions

Child development

Family and community resources

Or any other parenting concerns

Call Cindy at 952-847-0533 or Cathy at 952-928-6781.

Sliding Fee Scale for Non-Separating Sib-Care

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

This free service is required by the State of Minnesota. • The ideal age is 3 ½ - 4 years old. • Screening includes a vision, hearing, and developmental assessment, as well as an opportunity to discuss any family circumstance that you feel may affect your child’s learning readiness. Screenings are conducted at Central Clinic (enter from 35th St. & Wooddale Ave., entrance #7).

Over $50,000

$101

$35,000-49,999

$ 49

Under $34,999

$ 17

HUG One-to-One Visits One-to-one visits are offered with no fee to support all expectant families and families with children up to two years old. • One-to-one visits with a caring, knowledgeable MN licensed parent educator. • Current information on parenting, infant development, and community resources. • A Welcome New Baby gift. • Opportunities to connect with other families with newborns in the area and more! One-to one visits are offered through a partnership with Helping Us Grow (HUG). For information or to arrange a visit, please call 952-847-0533 or visit www.helpusgrow.org

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

 Join us on:

Facebook.com/st.louisparkECFE

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TRANSFORMING LIVES ONE CAMPER AT A TIME YMCA DAY & OVERNIGHT 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, performing arts, high ropes, climbing and horseback riding camps.

YMCA CAMP ICAGHOWAN Located on Lake Wapogasset near Amery, Wisconsin. Rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, 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! MARCH 4 - 10

$50 OFF Summer Power & Uproar registration fee

$30 OFF Overnight Camp Sessions $15 OFF Day Camp & Sports Sessions

Register online at ymcacamps.org

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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 the Day Camp Christmas Tree video and

Register Online at:

daycampchristmastree.org

612-230-9622

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Early Learning

PRESCHOOL

Looking for a great preschool for fall 2020? Looking for the best preschool for your child to discover & learn?

Here’s why to choose St. Louis Park Early Learning Preschool: • Professional, highly qualified and nurturing educators. • We are the only preschool that is part of the St. Louis Park Public Schools system. • Classes received the highest Parent Aware rating from the Minnesota Department of Education. • Flexible schedules. • Big Day for PreK research-based curriculum. We are a diverse community of learners, with integrated classrooms, just like the larger St. Louis Park community. The program is aligned with the St. Louis Park Public Schools kindergarten program to ensure a smooth transition.

How Do I Choose? •

Find your child’s age as of 9/1/2020.

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.

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

Tours are available!

Saturday, February 1

10 A.M. TO NOON Central Community Center

No preregistration required

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.

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

$5 per person at the door Sponsored by the Early Learning Advisory Council.

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Registration

INFORMATION

Classes begin the week of September 14, 2020 and end the week of June 8, 2021.

Preschool Tuition Assistance 2020-2021 Income Eligibility Chart Based on Family Income

There are limited funds available. Note: Scale subject to 2020 adjustments.. Household Size

95% Discount

70% Discount

Annual Family

Annual Family

Income

Income

2

$21,983

$31,284

3

$27,729

$39,461

4

$33,475

$47,638

5

$39,221

$55,815

6

$44,967

$63,992

$5,746

$8,177

For each additional family member add:

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

Fall 2020 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.

$258 per month

EL3-1

T/TH

2 days

9:15-11:45 a.m.

$190 per month

EL3-2

M/W

2 days

9:15-11:45 a.m.

$190 per month

EL3-3

T/TH/F

3 days

9:15-11:45 a.m.

$258 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.

$326 per month $258 per month $258 per month

EL3-5 EL3-6 EL3-7

MORNING Classes: M/W/F

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

4 days

12:25-2:55 p.m.

$326 per month

EL3-10

2 days

12:25-2:55 p.m.

$190 per month

EL3-11

2 days

12:25-2:55 p.m.

$190 per month

EL3-12

Fall 2020 Early Learning class schedule for 4 year olds (48 months-5 years) Days

#Days/week

Time

Monthly Fee

Class

4 days

9 – 11:30 a.m.

$326 per month

EL4-1

M/T/W

3 days

9-11:30 a.m.

$258 per month

EL4-2

M/W/TH

3 days

9 - 11:30 a.m.

$258 per month

EL4-3

M-F

5 days

9 – 11:30 a.m.

$402 per month

EL4-4

4 days

12:25-2:55 p.m.

$326 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 • Lenox Community Center

K-5 Daily Rates: 2019-2020

• Park Spanish Immersion Elementary • Peter Hobart Elementary • Susan Lindgren Elementary

STAFF •

St. Louis Park Public Schools employees

Certified in CPR and First Aid

Low staff turnover

Before School

After School

REGISTRATION • •

Register online at www.slpcommunityed.com/childcare Allow up to 10 days to process registration before start date.

Full Day Care on Non-School Days

Location

5 days per week

1-4 days per week

Aquila, Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren

$13.75 per day

$15.25 per day

Park Spanish 11.50 per day Immersion Elementary

$13.00 per day

Aquila, Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren

$14.00 per day

$15.50 per day

Park Spanish $16.25 per day Immersion Elementary

$17.75 per day

Before deadline

$48.00 per day

After deadline

$58.00 per day

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

Enrollment approved as space allows

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Kids Place

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

social emotional development

oral language and vocabulary

emergent reading

emergent writing

mathematics

science

social studies

fine arts and music • physical development

Schedule and Location Options Central:

Preschool Daily Rates: 2019-2020 Location

#Days/week

Time

Cost/Day

Central & Lenox

5 days/week

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

$57.00/day

Central & Lenox

2-4 days/week

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

$62.00/day

Lenox

5 days/week

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$43.00/day

Lenox

2-4 days/week

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$47.00/day

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

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

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

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KIDS PLACE SUMMER 2020 KIDS PLACE

CONTACT US

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

LOCATION | DATES | HOURS

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 Summer Fun!

Aquila Elementary

June 15 - August 21, 2020 (Closed July 4)

Open 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

• Daily academic skills practice to prevent summer learning loss

Monday through Friday

• Jam-packed summer calendar

• Balanced schedule includes structured enrichment activities as well as supervised play time for children to explore their own interests

• Focus on building friendships

SUMMER REGISTRATION •

Children must have completed kindergarten to register.

Online registration opens February 3 at: www.slpcommunityed.com

• Field trips included

K-5 Fees for SUMMER 30 or more days $48 per day

Enroll by April 1 to save 5%

lease review the contract terms P at w ww.slpcommunityed.com/ childcare

20-29 days $50 per day

No changes or drops can be made after May 31.

15-19 days $54 per day Summer registration fee: $35

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

Registration opens in February!

The Tony & Grammy Award-winning musical hits the Main Stage! Opens February 28, 2020

Challenging, unique and seriously fun!

952.934.1525 800.362.3515

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

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SAINT LOUIS PARK

HOCKEY

Getting Kids off the couch since 1934

LACE UP SOME FUN! FIRST YEAR MITES PLAY FREE FOR THE SEASON! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 4

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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. 6-Mar. 23

Jan.20, Feb. 17

10:30-11 a.m.

10

Central Pool

$70

4 years

SW501 SW502 SW503

Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays

Jan. 7-Mar. 24 Jan. 9-Mar. 19 Jan. 11-Mar. 21

Feb.25, Mar. 3 Feb. 13 Feb.15

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

10 10 10

Central Pool Central Pool Central Pool

$70 $70 $70

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. 6-Mar. 23 Jan. 6-Mar. 23 Jan. 6-Mar. 23

NO CLASS Jan. 20, Feb 17 Jan. 20, Feb. 17 Jan.20, Feb.17

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 $80 $80 $80

SW507 SW508

Tuesdays Thursdays

Jan. 7-Mar. 17 Jan. 9-Mar. 19

Feb. 18 Feb. 13

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

10 10

Central Pool Central Pool

$80 $80

SW509 SW510

Fridays Fridays

Jan. 10-Mar. 20 Jan. 10-Mar. 20

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

10 10

Central Pool Central Pool

$80 $80

SW511

Saturdays

Jan. 11-Mar. 21

9-9:30 a.m.

10

Central Pool

$80

SW512

Saturdays

Jan. 11-Mar. 21

Feb. 14 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 15

8:30-9 a.m.

10

Central Pool

$80

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# SW513 SW514

DAY Mondays Saturdays

DATES Jan. 6-Mar. 23 Jan. 11-Mar. 21

NO CLASS Jan. 20, Feb. 17 Feb. 15

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

SESSIONS 10 10

LOCATION Central Pool Central Pool

FEE $90 $90

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# SW515

DAY Mondays

DATES Jan. 6-Mar. 23

NO CLASS Jan.20, Feb 17

TIME 6:15-7 p.m.

SESSIONS 10

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $90

SW516

Saturdays

Jan. 11-Mar. 21

Feb.15

10:15-11 a.m.

10

Central Pool

$90

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Aquatics Class LESSONS

HEADING

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# SW517

DAY Mondays

DATES Jan. 6-Mar. 23

NO CLASS Jan. 20, Feb. 17

TIME 7-8 p.m.

SESSIONS 10

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $80

SW526

Thursdays

Jan. 9-Mar. 19

Feb. 13

7-8 p.m.

10

Central Pool

$80

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. 7-Mar. 24

NO CLASS Feb. 25, Mar. 3

TIME 7-7:45 p.m.

SESSIONS 10

LOCATION Central Pool

FEE $90

Co-ed

SW519

Thursdays

Jan. 9-Mar. 19

Feb. 13

8-8:45 p.m.

10

Central Pool

$90

AQUAFINS SYNCHRONIZED SWIM Aquafins is a synchronized swim team for girls in grades 1-12. Practices are held evenings and Saturdays at St. Louis Park High School and Middle School. Participants must have good swimming skills. For more information: mnaquafins@gmail.com, 952 928-6780. Registration online @slpcommunityed.com Grades 1-6 2 day options 3 day option

SW545 SW546

$310 $335

Grades 7 12 2 day options 3 day option

SW547 SW548

$370 $480

Please register online. slpcommunityed.com/aquatics

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. 13, 15 & 25, Mar. 3.. Tuesdays & Thursdays Jan. 7-Mar. 19 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central Pool Saturdays Jan. 11-Mar. 21 Central Pool 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $4/per person at the door

Adult Lap Swimming No pre-registration is necessary. Swim passes are available at the pool. Closed Jan. 20, Feb. 17. Mon-Fri Jan. 2-Mar. 27 Central Pool 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $4/per person at the door

Log Rolling: Open to Ages 6 - Adult CLASS #

DAY

DATE

TIME

# SESS

LOCATION

FEE

SW523

Saturdays Jan. 11-Feb. 8

1-2 p.m.

5

Central Pool

$40

SW524

Saturdays

1-2 p.m.

5

Central Pool

$40

Feb. 22-Mar. 21

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

Tuesday

Feb. 4-Mar. 24

Feb. 25, Mar. 3 5-5:30 p.m.

G502

Wednesday

Jan. 29-Mar. 18

G503 G504 G505

Wednesday Wednesday Thursday

Jan. 29-Mar. 18 Jan. 29-Mar. 18 Jan. 30-Mar. 19

SESS

COACH

FEE

6

Staff

$54

10:15-10:45 a.m.

8

Kristi Loeck

$72

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 5:30-6 p.m. 5-5:30 p.m.

8 8 8

Kristi Loeck Whitney Koliha Erica Frey

$72 $72 $72

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

CLASS#

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Monday

Jan. 27-Mar. 16 Feb. 4-Mar. 24 Jan. 29-Mar. 18 Jan. 29-Mar. 18 Jan. 30-Mar. 19 Jan. 27-Mar. 16

Feb. 17 6:15-7 p.m. Feb. 25, Mar. 3 5:30-6:15 p.m. 10:45-11:30 a.m. 4:45-5:30 p.m. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Feb. 17 5:30-6:15 p.m.

G512 G513

Tuesday Wednesday

Feb. 4-Mar. 24 Jan. 29-Mar. 18

Feb. 25, Mar. 3 5:45-6:30 p.m. 9:30-10:15 a.m.

G514

Thursday

Jan. 30-Mar. 19

3-4 yrs G506 G507 G508 G509 G510 4-5 yrs G511

TIME

6:15-7 p.m.

SESS

COACH

FEE

7 6 8 8 8 7

Erica Frey Staff Kristi Loeck Whitney Koliha Erica Frey Erica Frey

$77 $66 $88 $88 $88 $77

6 8

Erica Frey Kristi Loeck

$66 $88

8

Erica Frey

$88

COACH

FEE

Erica Frey

$66

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

CLASS#

4-6 yrs G515

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

Tuesday

Feb. 4-Mar. 24

Feb. 25, Mar. 3

5-5:45 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

COACH

FEE

5+

516

Monday

Jan. 27-Mar. 16

Feb. 17

6-7 p.m.

7

Courtney Hanson

$88

G517 G518

Tuesday Tuesday

Feb. 4-Mar. 24 Feb. 4-Mar. 24

Feb. 25, Mar. 3

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

6 6

Staff Staff

$76 $76

G519

Thursday

Jan. 30-Mar. 19

5:15-6:15 p.m.

8

Staff

$99

Feb. 25, Mar. 3

SESS

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+

G520 G521 G522

Tuesday Tuesday Thursday

Feb. 4-Mar. 24 Feb. 4-Mar. 24 Jan. 30-Mar. 19

Feb. 25, Mar. 3

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

Feb. 25, Mar. 3

SESS

6 6 8

COACH

FEE

Erica Frey Erica Frey Staff

$76 $76 $99

ADVANCED BEGINNER: For students who have mastered Beginner II. Instructor recommendation required. Gymnasts are encouraged to attend two nights of class. CLASS# DAY

48

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

Feb. 17

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

G523

Monday

Jan. 27-Mar. 16

G524

Wednesday

Jan. 29-Mar. 18

Children and Youth

SESS

COACH

FEE

7

Courtney Hanson

$98

8

Dawn Thielen

$112

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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 G525

Monday

Jan. 27-Mar. 16

G526

Wednesday

Jan. 29-Mar. 18

Feb. 17

7-8:30 p.m.

7

Erica Frey

$104

7:30-9 p.m.

8

Dawn Thielen

$119

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

both nights of class. CLASS#

DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

COACH

FEE

G527

Monday

Jan. 27-Mar. 16

Feb. 17

7-9 p.m.

SESS

7

Erica Frey

$119

G528

Thursday

Feb. 13-Mar. 26

7-9 p.m.

7

Erica Frey

$119

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

   Kid Dance   

Hop, spin, whirl and twirl! For boys and girls ages 2 1/2 to 6 who love to move and dance. These fun-filled dance class will increase large motor skills, improve coordination and teach a variety of different dance styles- starting with the basics of ballet and creative movement and moving into jazz and hip hop. Performing fun combinations every week! All classes held at Central.

AGES

CLASS# DAY

DATES

NO CLASS

TIME

2.5-3 yrs

CP500

Mondays

Jan. 13-Feb. 24

Jan. 20, Feb. 17 9-9:30 a.m.

3-4 yrs

CP501

Mondays

Jan. 13-Feb. 24

Jan.20, Feb. 17

4-6 yrs

CP502

Mondays

Jan. 13-Feb. 24

Jan.20, Feb. 17

2.5-3 yrs

CP503

Thursdays

3-4 yrs

CP504

4-6 yrs

SESS

COACH

FEE

5

Amy Shadis

$38

9:30-10:15 a.m.

5

Amy Shadis

$50

10:15-11 a.m.

5

Amy Shadis

$50

Jan. 16-Feb. 27

9-9:30 a.m.

7

Amy Shadis

$54

Thursdays

Jan. 16-Feb. 27

9:30-10:15 a.m.

7

Amy Shadis

$70

CP505

Thursdays

Jan. 16-Feb. 27

10:15-11 a.m.

7

Amy Shadis

$70

2.5-3 yrs

CP507

Thursdays

Mar. 5-26

9-9:30 a.m.

4

Kathleen Baffert

$30

3-4 yrs

CP508

Thursdays

Mar. 5-26

9:30-10:15 a.m.

4

Kathleen Baffert

$40

4-6 yrs

CP509

Thursdays

Mar. 5-26

10:15-11 a.m.

4

Kathleen Baffert

$40

2.5-3 yrs

CP510

Fridays

Mar. 6-27

9:45-10:15 a.m.

4

Kathleen Baffert

$30

3-4 yrs

CP511

Fridays

Mar. 6-27

10:15-11 a.m.

4

Kathleen Baffert

$40

4-6 yrs

CP512

Fridays

Mar. 6-27

11-11:45 a.m.

4

Kathleen Baffert

$40

Does your child attend Kids’ Place Preschool at Central? This class is just for you! We will bring your child to class and back to the Kids’ Place classroom. 3-6 yrs

CP506

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Fridays

Jan.17-March 27

9-9:45 a.m.

11

Amy Shadis Kathleen Baffert

$110

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SPECIAL EVENTS Non School Days Family Wok ‘N’ Roll Cooking Class Ages 7-15

Come join us and learn the basics of how to make handmade sushi and other Asian take out favorites. We will teach you all the basics from perfecting sushi rice to conquering basic rolling styles. We’ll turn up the heat and learn the sizzling method of how to use a wok to make Fried Rice and roll up great flavors into our egg rolls too. By the end of the class, you’ll be ready to host your very own Asian favorites take out night for family and friends! Menu: -California UriMaki Sushi Rolls -Chicken Fried Rice -Egg Rolls This class is for ages 7-15, price is for one adult and one child to attend. If you would like to, you may add an additional child or adult for $60 per person. Instructor: Way Cool Cooking School Y860 Friday HS B222

Feb. 28 1 Session

4-6 p.m. $120/$60

Glow-in-the-Dark Art II Ages 5-12

Back by popular demand with all new projects that will glow-in-the-dark! We will be working with a variety of different art supplies including clay, paint, and other luminescent materials to create masterpieces your child will be ready to show off in the dark. Please pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child. Instructor: KidCreate Studio Y505 Wed./Thu. Lenox 115

50

Apr. 1-2 2 Sessions

K to Grade 12

1-4 p.m. $70

ARTS Elementary Drawing Class Grades K-5

Students will flex their creative muscle as they take on artistic challenges like Winter Birdhouses and Sporty Snowboarder lessons in January. In February, students will master perspective and personality as they complete a challenging Palm Tree Scene, cute Penguins and their own version of Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Instructor: Young Rembrandts.

Y403

Tuesdays Jan. 14-Feb. 11 3:55-4:55 p.m. 5 Sessions $57 PH 116 Y401 (No class Feb. 13) 3-4 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 16-Feb. 20 PSI 225 5 Sessions $57 Y402 (No class Jan. 24 and Feb. 14) Fridays Jan. 17-Feb. 28 3:55-4:55 p.m. SL 116 5 Sessions $57 Y400 (No class Feb. 17) Mondays Jan. 27-Mar. 2 3:55-4:55 p.m. AQ 125 5 Sessions $57

Slime-Tastic Art

Grades K-5

We’ll explore different slime recipes as we create tons of gooey, sparkly, stretchy, mess goo. From an out-of-this-world glitter solar system slime, confetti cake slime and bubblegum scented slime, we’ll make a different slime during each day of class. We’ll even throw in a little painting and sculpting on the side, too! Instructor: KidCreate Studio

Y502

Wednesdays Feb. 26-Mar. 25 3:55-4:55 p.m. PH 116 5 Sessions $70 Y504 Thursdays Feb. 27-Mar. 26 3-4 p.m. PSI 225 5 Sessions $70 Y501 (No class Mar. 30) 3:55-4:55 p.m. Mondays Mar. 9-Apr. 13 AQ 125 5 Sessions $70 Y500 (No class Mar. 27 and Apr. 3) Fridays Mar. 13-Apr. 24 3:55-4:55 p.m. SL 116 5 Sessions $70

Conducting a Financially Aware College Search

This class will help you identify colleges that might be a good financial fit for your family’s budget before your child applies. See page 20 for details.

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BRAIN BUILDERS Grandmasters of Chess Grades K-5

New and returning students invited. Each Chess class follows four basic components: -Teach it! Each class students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games. -Practice it! Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept. -Puzzle it! Students are given chess puzzles and work with coach guidance to solve them. -Play it! 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

Y103

(No class Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Mar. 6, Mar. 27 & Apr. 3) Fridays Jan. 17-Apr. 10 3-4:15 p.m. PSI Media Ctr 8 Sessions $128 Y101 (No class Feb. 11) Tuesdays Jan. 28-Mar. 24 3:55-4:55 p.m. PH 127 8 Sessions $108

Y102

Wednesdays AQ 144 Y100 Mondays SL 116

Middle School Chess Club Grades 6-8

STEM Challenge using LEGO Materials Grades 1-5

Level up your engineering skills with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Belt-Drive Cars, Truss Bridges, Rail Racers, and Pneumatic Forklifts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

Y721 (No class Jan. 24, Feb. 14 & Mar. 6) Fridays AQ 125

Jan. 10-Mar. 20 8 Sessions

3:55-4:55 p.m. $150

Jan. 29-Mar. 18 3:55-4:55 p.m. 8 Sessions $108 (No class Feb. 17) Feb. 3-Mar. 23 3:55-5:10 p.m. 7 Sessions $108

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Join the team and get into the game you love. Our Chess Team’s focus is on developing competitor’s chess skills, knowledge, analytical abilities and intellectual strength through lessons, puzzles and practice. Our team will compete against other teams at meets and compete in local and state tournaments. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League

Y900 (No class Feb. 17) Mondays Jan. 27-Mar. 23 2:15-3 p.m. MS 107 8 Sessions $82

Snapology Scientists Grades 1-5

Does your student love to experiment and ask questions about the world around them? This program helps children explore their curiosities and cultivate a deep love for science by experiencing the different domains of scientific study. Students will engage with concepts for the fields of astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics using LEGO bricks and other interactive learning tools. Instructor: Snapology

Y850

Wednesdays Feb. 12-Mar. 18 3:55-4:55 p.m. SL 116 6 Sessions $72

The HOPE Speaks Project

Grades 2-5 with their parents

Are you trying to raise a racially conscious child but struggle with how to do it? During this 90 minute weekly, class parents and children will explore topics around race together: Parents and children will also be separated part of the time to dig into the impact of our racial identities at age-appropriate levels. (Please only register one participant, you will be asked to

list names of those attending during the registration process. Thank you)! Instructors: Kristen Pehl and Meghan Malone

Y450

Wednesdays Jan. 22-Feb. 26 6:30-8 p.m. PH Media Center 6 Sessions $60

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Driver’s Education with Safeway Driving School Safeway Driving School has been graduating teen drivers in the Twin Cities area for 50 years. Safeway’s focus is creating safe, responsible teen drivers. Classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons emphasize defensive driving techniques tailored for the inexperienced teen driver while targeting to influence the invincible teen attitude. All Safeway’s instructors are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Class Instruction prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and begin the responsibility of driving. The 30 hours of classroom is structured into 10 independent lessons. If a student misses a lesson, they can make up that exact lesson number at the next session or at one of Safeway’s other classroom locations.

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white with identical graphics so parents and students are confident that it is a Safeway car picking up the student for a lesson. Students can get picked up for their behind-the-wheel lesson from home, school or work. Parent involvement is required to produce safe, responsible teen drivers. It is critical that parents practice regularly with their student drivers. The state requires that students have a minimum of 50 hours of practice (15 hours at night). Parent classes are offered monthly at Safeway’s nearby classrooms.

Fencing

Grades 2-5

Join this fast-growing Olympic sport. Each fencing class follows four basic components: -Teach it! Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum -Practice it! Students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate partners and repeat. -Move it! Student then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far. -Play it! 10-15 minutes each class students fence with multiple fencers at their skill level. All equipment provided. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League

Y300 Mondays CCC Cafeteria

After class is completed, students who are 15 years old are eligible to take their permit test at any Minnesota exam center. The permit test is not provided during the class. Behind-the-wheel instruction includes six hours of driving in three, two-hour private lessons. All driving is done in a Safeway car on city streets, highways and freeways with a responsible, licensed Safeway instructor. Safeway recommends students take their first lesson 2-3 weeks after receiving their permit card and after 5 hours of practice driving. Students have one year after completing classroom to finish their behind-the-wheel lessons. Scheduling is offered online for 24/7 convenience. All of Safeway’s cars are

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Have questions about the curriculum or driving education? Contact Safeway at: safewaydrivingschool.com or 651-3519150.

Y651

Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu. Mar. 9-24 6-9 p.m. MS Rm 2 Media Center Room 10 Sessions $380/$230 * Cost of the teen package is $380 and includes the classroom and behind-thewheel lessons, and all materials. Pay in full upon registration or choose the payment plan: $230 payable to SLP Community Education upon registration and $150 (two payments of $75 each) payable to Safeway at the behind-the-wheel lessons.

Feb. 24-Mar. 23 5 Sessions

Fencing Team

6-7 p.m. $75

Grades 6-12

New and returning students invited! Join this fast-growing Olympic sport. Each fencing class follows four basic components: Teach It! Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum. Practice It! Students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate partners and repeat. Move It! Students then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far. Play It! 10-15 minutes each class students fence with multiple fencers at their skill level. All equipment provided. Instructor: Youth Enrichment League

Y301

Mondays 7:05-8:35 p.m. 5 Sessions

Feb. 24-Mar. 23 CCC Cafeteria $92


Mermaid Princess Party Ages 4-8

Ballet, Tap & Jazz 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, funk-styles 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

Y700 (No Class Feb. 15)

Grades K-3 Saturdays Jan. 18-Mar. 14 9:45-10:45 a.m. 8 Sessions $96 Y701 (No Class Feb. 15) Grades 4-7 Saturdays Jan. 18-Mar. 14 10:45-11:45 a.m. 8 Sessions $96

Dancing Tots

2-3½ years

A parent-child class for toddlers. Large motor skills are enhanced with an emphasis on fun and play through dance. Participants learn to feel musical rhythm and follow directions while dancing with their peers. Pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes required. With parents. PLEASE register the child, not the parent. Thank you! Instructor: Dance Unlimited

Boys Hip Hop

Grade K-5

Boys only! Learn the latest Hip Hop and Break Dance moves in this fun and fastpaced class. Proper technique, team building, and FUN! Tennis shoes for indoor-use only are requested. Instructor: Dance Unlimited

Dress up in your favorite mermaid or princess outfit and join us for an afternoon full of dancing fun! We will explore basic dance steps and learn routines to fun mermaid songs. We will also play fun dancing games and make a princess craft to take home. Ballet shoes are encouraged but not required. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y706 Saturday Feb. 8 2-4:30 p.m. 1 Session $25

Preschool Ballet & Tap Ages 3-5 Y708 (No Class Feb. 14) Fridays

Jan. 17-Mar. 6 7 Sessions

4:45-5:30 p.m. $74

Hip Hop Dance Party! Grades K-6

Grab your friends and join us for this exciting party! Learn super-fun dance moves including new and old school Hip Hop, along with basic tumbling and break down skills, then put them together for a fun combination! Parents, enjoy a night out and then come watch our fun performance for the last 15 minutes. All genders 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! Dress in comfortable clothing. No shoes required, dancers will be barefoot. A pizza dinner is included. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y707 Saturday Feb. 8 5-8:30 p.m. Dance Unlimited 1 Session $25

Y702 Wednesdays

Students will learn introductory movement activities and basic ballet and tap elements. Creative movement, tumbling, and dance games will also be incorporated. Balance, memorization, and following directions will be learned with a focus on fun and creativity. Students will perform for friends and family for the last 15 minutes of the last class. Ballet and tap shoes required. Instructor: Dance Unlimited Y704 Wednesdays Jan. 22-Mar. 11 9:45-10:30 a.m. 8 Sessions $84

Rainbow Unicorn Dance Party! Ages 4-8

Dress up in your favorite rainbow, unicorn, or princess attire and join us for an afternoon full of dancing fun! We will explore basic dance steps and learn routines to fun 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 Y705 Sunday Jan. 12 1-3:30 p.m. 1 Session $25

Jan. 22-Mar. 11 10:30-11 a.m. 8 Sessions $84 Y703 Wednesdays Jan. 22-Mar. 11 5:30-6 p.m. All classes held at Dance Unlimited: 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park 8 Sessions $84

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Future Stars Tennis

Ages 9-12 Rising Stars Tennis

Ages 6-8 Little Stars Tennis

This group will be rallying from the beginning. We split this group into levels based on ability; however, everyone will be rallying on the first day. Our emphasis for these kids is to get them to play and understand the fundamentals of the forehand and backhand groundstrokes, volleys, and serve. Point play is introduced in the 2nd week so the kids will be ready for our Orange Ball Team Challenges. Instructor: Carlson Tennis

This class is about control and is the first Rally Stage. These kids will play rally games by the 2nd lesson and the final day will be full of games and competitions. We split this group up by ability so that everyone can learn at their correct pace. The kids will enjoy playing games and rallying the ball back and forth while working on techniques and tactics that they can use in the Red Ball Team Challenges. Instructor: Carlson Tennis

Y800 (No Class Jan. 20)

Y802 (No Class Jan. 20)

Mondays CCC Gym A Y800A Mondays CCC Gym A

Jan. 13-Feb. 10 7-8 p.m. 4 Sessions $69 (No Class Mar. 30) Mar. 16-Apr. 13 7-8 p.m. 4 Sessions $69

Mondays CCC Gym A Y802A Mondays CCC Gym A

Jan. 13-Feb. 10 6-7 p.m. 4 Sessions $69 (No Class Mar. 30) Mar. 16-Apr. 13 6-7 p.m. 4 Sessions $69

Ages 4-6

This class is for our youngest players. We emphasize agility, balance, and coordination. These kids are in the Pre-Rally Stage in their development. We focus on developing skills that will get them to the rally stage. At the end of each session, we have a Skills Festival where the kids compete as teams on their skills. Fun and Success is our goal. Instructor: Carlson Tennis

Y801 (No Class Jan. 20) Mondays Jan. 13-Feb. 10 5:15-6 p.m. 4 Sessions $59 CCC Gym A Y801A (No Class Mar. 30) Mondays Mar. 16-Apr. 13 5:15-6 p.m. CCC Gym A 4 Sessions $59

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES Growing Up: Parents and Daughters Connecting

ADD/ADHD Focus Coaching

Grades 1-12 & Adults

Students will have the opportunity to 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 Sawinksi, Certified Life Coach and the owner of Everything’s Possible, LLC. Call 612940-1109 for times/locations and to register 6 session (30 min. each): $199. One make-up appointment will be permitted if 24-hour notice is given for a rescheduled appointment.

A workshop for parents and daughters ages 9-12. Growing up can be exciting, exhilarating, confusing and scary – all at the same time! Join health educators from myHealth for Teens & Young Adults for a fun and informative workshop that will take some of the mystery out of puberty and the questions out of adolescence. Prepare to laugh, create, question, learn and grow – TOGETHER! Girls ages 9-12 and their parent, or other trusted adult, will engage in fun and thought-provoking activities that help them learn about: puberty, reproductive anatomy and development in female and male bodies. We will learn 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. Please reach out to Gabby Fitzgerald, at gabbyf@myhealthmn.org , with any questions about growing up content and activities.

M322W20 Saturday MS Media Center

Feb. 22 1 Session

9 a.m.-12 p.m. $59

Red Cross Babysitting Certification Ages 11+ Learn skills to become a confident and self-reliant 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 Y200 Saturdays Feb. 1 and 8 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MS 232 2 Sessions $99

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Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreat December 2019 – March 2020

January - March 2020

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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 $3 per session at the door.

DAYS Tu – F

DATES+TIME Nov. 6 – May 1, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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.

DATE+TIME Jan. 4, 9 – 11 a.m. 9 – 9:30 a.m. Cardio, Strength and Core Circuit 9:35 – 10:05 a.m. Strength and More Core 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. 4 – Feb. 18 Tu Feb. 25 – March 22 30-minute lessons; class times vary depending on level.

Dance classes Ages 3 – 10 Join these fun classes in The Rec Center which introduce youth to the art of dance. Advance registration required. DAY W

All ages

Join us for outdoor family fun! This outdoor event will be held at Oak Hill Park. Activities include bonfires, cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, a raptor, cocoa, hay rides, s’mores, raffles and more! Event is free.

DAY Sa

DATE+TIME Jan. 25, noon – 4 p.m.

Youth Basketball League Boys and girls in Grades 2 – 7

Saturday Fitness Sampler

DAY Sa

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DATES+TIMEs Jan. 8 – Feb. 19 and/or March 4 – April 22 Pre-ballet, ages 3 – 5, 5 – 5:45 p.m. Beginning Ballet, ages 6 – 8, 6 – 6:45 p.m. Hip-Hop Dance, ages 6 – 10, 7 – 8 p.m.

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. 6 Sa Jan. 18 – March 7

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.

DAY Sa

DATES+TIMEs Jan. 18 – March 7, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

ROC events Open Pond Hockey

All ages

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. 9 – March 8, 11 a.m. – noon

ShamROC Ice Bowling

Ages 18+

Bowl four frames on ice to win fabulous prices! Stay for the food, drinks, music and fun.

DAY Sa

DATE+TIME March 14, noon - 9 p.m.

The Rec Center • ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center)

@slpreccenter 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 56slpmn.us/recreation • 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

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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. Free; advance registration required.

DAY Sa

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 Th

DATE+TIME Dec. 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Raccoon Time Grades K – 5 Learn more about raccoons and the world that surrounds them through the eyes of “Raccoon” the puppet. Advance registration required. DAY F

DATE+TIME Dec. 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Maple Syrup All ages

Discover how the trees are tapped, how sap is collected and how it’s cooked to become syrup. Advance registration required.

DAY Su

DATE+TIME March 22, 1 – 3 p.m.

Spring break camps Spring Discoveries Grades K – 5

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

DAY M

DATE+TIME March 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Art in Nature Grades K – 5 Create art inspired by what we see and find outside. Plus, explore the trails and woods. Advance registration required. DAY Tu

DATE+TIME March 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Super Sneaky Nature

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

Cozy Camp

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Wild About Animals Grades K – 5 Take Westwood’s animals out from behind the glass and spend time handling them up close. Advance registration required.

Grades K – 5 Learn ways to be cozy (“hygge”) in the wintertime. Wear your comfy clothes to enjoy story time, puppet shows, campfires and hot cocoa. Advance registration required.

DATE+TIME Dec. 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

DATE+TIME April 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Imagine, Design and Build

DAY Th

DAY Tu

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt All ages Spend time exploring the nature center for signs that spring is returning, such as migratory birds, sprouting plants, active animals, mud and more! Advance registration required.

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.

DATE+TIME Dec. 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nature Unnoticed Ages 18+

Join a naturalist on a walk to view the seasonal activities of the plants and animals in the park. Advance registration required.

DAY Sa

DAY F

DATE+TIME April 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

DATE+TIME April 3, 1 – 3 p.m.

DATES+TIME Jan. 11 or March 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

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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.

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT

SENIORS & ADULTS

Central Community Center 6300 Walker St. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Phone: 952/928.6777

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

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

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

CONFIRMATIONS & CANCELLATIONS

ONLINE: www.slpcommunityed.com

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

BY MAIL: See addresses on page 58. 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

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

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

School Board

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

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

Elizabeth Rowan Keith Thom Miller Margaret Rog Priscilla Scott

Karen Waters Jason West Shirley Zimmerman

Lisa Greene, Director

Anne Casey C. Colin Cox Laura McClendon Mary Tomback

Ken Morrison Karen Waters Heather Wilsey Astein Osei, Superintendent

City Council Tim Brausen Rachel Harris Larry Kraft

Anne Mavity Nadia Mohamed Margaret Rog

Jake Spano, Mayor Tom Harmening, City Manager

Phone Numbers Adult Enrichment 952-928-6442 952-988-5343 Adult Options In Education Adult Services Manager: Angie Martinez Grande 952-928-6450 Adults With Disabilities - Project Soar Coordinator: Lindsay Richins 952-401-6898 952-928-6777 Aquatics Coordinator: Cathy Taylor 952-928-6780 Central Community Center 952-928-6777 Children First 952-928-6075 City Hall General Information 952-924-2500 Community Education Director: Lisa Greene 952-928-6063 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 952-928-6785 Early Learning Programs 952-928-6777 Coordinator: Britt Albrecht 952-928-6775 952-988-5343 English as a Second Language (ESL) 952-928-6055 Emergency School Closing Hotline Facility Scheduling 952-928-6060 Family Services Manager: Mary Juberian 952-928-6778

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

952-988-5343 952-928-6777 952-928-6752 952-928-6764 952-928-6779 952-928-6444 952-924-2540 952-928-6040 952-928-6000 952-928-6443 952-928-6422 952-928-6443 952-925-4899 952-988-8336 952-928-6419 952-924-2544 952-928-6399 952-928-6290

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News

District Facility Construction Updates Fall/Winter 2019 Schools Unveil Remodeled Facilities at Fall Parade of Schools The School District is currently in the middle of four years of construction that will conclude in 2021. When construction is completed, the facility improvements will benefit ALL learners from our youngest, to our seniors in high school, to our adults and seniors in community education classes. The District hosted a Parade of Schools open house event on October 26, 2019 to showcase the work that has been completed to date.

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Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School

Aquila Elementary School

St. Louis Park High School

Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School (PSI) saw the biggest transformation after the District renovated the building formerly known as Cedar Manor School (constructed in 1957). Updated spaces include the school’s new Main Office, cafeteria, Media Center, and Makers Space. PSI’s classroooms were also redesigned and renovated for next century learning. These classrooms feature flexible and dynamic learning spaces, new technology, and spaces for small group and independent learning.

At Aquila Elementary School, the classrooms have been renovated for next century learning and the Media Center has been completely renovated to create new learning opportunities. The school’s kitchen also received important updates as the District continues to move in a direction that will allow the School Nutrition Department to provide our students with more healthy and nutritious meals. Air conditioning was also installed in the school’s gymnasium during the summer of 2018.

Construction at St. Louis Park High School is ongoing and will continue through 2021. Competed projects include the new Main Office, plus the Student Services and Health Services offices on the Northwest side of the building adjacent to West 33rd Street. Future open house events will showcase more projects at the High School including the new Fitness Center/Weight Room, Locker Rooms, Dining Commons, and Link and Learning Commons.

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St. Louis Park Public Schools: School News Other Completed or Soon-to-be-Completed Construction Projects

Susan Lindgren Elementary School Playground

High School Locker Rooms

High School Fitness Center

Middle School Media Center

Play is so important in the healthy development of our learners! A new inclusive and accessible playground was installed at Susan Lindgren Elementary School featuring colorful play structures for all ages and a slide built into the natural hillside geography of the school.

Construction is nearly completed on the weight room and fitness center. When complete, the fitness space will provide all learners with access to a variety of equipment and activities to encourage the development of healthy lifelong fitness habits.

The new high school locker rooms feature a new layout, lockers, flooring, lighting, toilets, sinks, showers, and branding. There are also new and improved storage areas, team rooms, and coaches offices, as well as a new common athletic training room.

Scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2020, the Middle School Media Center addition will feature flexible learning areas, expanded options for individual and small-group study, digital learning, and large group meeting options for students, teachers, staff, and community.

Middle School and High School Health Services

Both the Middle School and High School Health Services offices received an update to their spaces with updated flooring, furniture, fixtures, and equipment. Both spaces are now ready to meet the needs of all learners to ensure all learners attain their highest level of achievement.

For a complete list of projects and timelines, visit www.slpschools.org/facilities.

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Four Elected to School Board Four candidates were elected to the School Board of St. Louis Park Public Schools on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Ken Morrison was reelected, while C. Colin Cox, Laura McClendon and Heather Wilsey were elected for the first time.

Fall/Winter 2019-2020 – Schedule a tour at one of the four elementary schools by visiting www.bit.ly/SLPKTours2019

Ken Morrison

Laura McClendon

January 15, 2020 – Park Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application Deadline for NonResidents (Must deliver to the Enrollment Center at the District Office by 4 p.m.) February 13, 2020 – Park Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application Deadline for Residents (Must deliver to District Office by 4 p.m.)

Morrison, Cox, McClendon and Wilsey will all serve four-year terms that will run from January of 2020 through December of 2023. Current Board Members Heather Wilsey C. Colin Cox Jim Beneke, Nancy Gores and Joe Tatalovich will all leave the Board at the end of 2019. Gores and Tatalovich did not run for reelection. The results of the election were as follows: *Heather Wilsey......................... 3,506 *Laura McClendon .....................3,212 *C. Colin Cox ..............................2,756 *Ken Morrison ........................... 2,395 Jim Beneke ............................... 2,228 Kari Ross ....................................1,759 Jim Leuthner .............................. 1,744 Jessica Janoski..........................1,428

Kindergarten Registration Timeline

*Elected to four-year term Complete results including precinct-by-precinct returns are available on the Minnesota Secretary of State website at electionresults.sos.state.mn.us.

March 2020 – Families will receive Kindergarten registration packets in the mail. All forms should be returned to the Enrollment Center at the District Office (6311 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park). March 12, 2020 – Kindergarten Information Night at all four elementary schools. August 2020 (Dates TBA) – Ride the Bus: Aquila and Peter Hobart Elementary Schools Central Community Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. August 2020 (Dates TBA) – Ride the Bus: PSI and Susan Lindgren Elementary School Central Community Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. September 10, 2020 – School starts for Kindergarten students

Racial Equity Instructional Coaches Receive Award The National Summit for Courageous Conversation is the Pacific Educational Group venue for bringing together the most promising and effective racial equity leadership voices, practices, and results from across the United States and around the world for examination and broader dissemination.

St. Louis Park Public Schools’ team of racial equity instructional coaches received the 2019 Learning & Teaching Award at the 11th annual National Summit for Courageous Conversation About Race on October 12-16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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The award is presented to classroom teachers who demonstrate innovative, culturally relevant instruction that engages all students, and especially promotes the highest achievement of underserved students of color populations.

The racial equity instructional coach team at St. Louis Park Public Schools includes Omar Adams (Middle School), Emily Crook (Susan Lindgren), Peter Gerdts (Middle School), Matt Horel (High School), Devrae Hudson (Aquila), Cam Muata (Peter Hobart), Bekah Noble (Middle School), Sarah Reichert (Early Learning Programs), Maria Reyes (Park Spanish Immersion), and Lee-Ann Stephens (High School). The racial equity instructional coaches are supervised by Principal on Special Assignment Freida Bailey.

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Several Fall Athletes Advance to State Meets High School Volleyball

High School Girls Swimming

The St. Louis Park High School Girls’ Swimming Team concluded the 2019 season at the Class A State Meet on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

The St. Louis Park High School varsity volleyball team completed the most successful season in school history by placing sixth at the State Tournament on Nov. 7-9 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. After dropping their quarterfinal match to the tournament’s No. 1 seed Eagan, the Orioles rebounded to defeat the No. 5 seed Moorhead three sets to none (25-19, 25-22, 25-19). The team dropped their final match to the No. 3 seed Lakeville North in the consolation championship game three sets to one (23-25, 20-25, 25-21, 18-25). This was St. Louis Park’s first-ever appearance in the State Volleyball Tournament. The team, which is coached by Whitney Meierotto-Simon, finished the season with a record of 25-8.

Mark Your Calendars January 20

No School K-12 (MLK Day)

January 24

No School K-12

February 14 No School K-5 (6-12 in Session) February 17 No School K-12 (Presidents’ Day) March 6

No School K-12

March 27-31 No School K-12 (Spring Break) April 1-3

No School K-12 (Spring Break)

May 25

No School K-12 (Memorial Day)

June 2

SLP High School Graduation

June 4

Last Day K-11

Hattie Kugler

Senior Hattie Kugler finished her high school swimming career on a high note as she placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Senior Franny Bevell placed 14th in the 100-yard butterfly event and junior Elizabeth Grassley placed 16th in the 500-yard freestyle event. Bevell and Kugler teamed up with junior Grace Loveland and sophomore Tenzin Dedhen to take 14th place in the 200-yard medley relay.

Middle School Cross Country

St. Louis Park Middle School eighth grader Jersey Miller placed 18th at the Class AA State Cross Country Meet at St. Olaf College on Saturday, Nov. 2. Miller earned All-State Honors by crossing the finish line in a personal best time of 18:41.8.

Jersey Miller

School Winter Weather Alerts

Communication of School Closing, Late Start and Early Dismissal Snow has arrived in Minnesota. Are you prepared for a school closing, late start or early dismissal due to bad weather? St. Louis Park Public Schools will attempt to make a decision about a late start or school closing by 5:30 a.m. Early dismissals and decisions regarding after-school and evening athletics, events, and activities will be made by 2 p.m. The District will communicate a school closing, late start or early dismissal in the following ways: • Automated phone call to staff and families

District Office, schools, community centers and Kids Place closed the following dates: 2020 – January 1, January 20, February 17, April 3, May 25

• Web posting to www.slpschools.org

Visit the St. Louis Park Public Schools website at www.slpschools.org for a complete calendar.

• Communication to WCCO Radio (830 AM) and local TV channels 4, 5, 9, and 11

• Information will be posted on the District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts

• Recorded message on the School District’s School Closing Hotline (952-928-6055) If school must close early, buses will take home regular riders. Younger students who walk will be kept at school if there is any uncertainty about whether a parent or neighbor is home to care for them. The school district is in contact with the National Weather Service, St. Louis Park Transportation, and leaders from neighboring school districts to provide the best response to keep students and staff safe in severe weather conditions. The school district will not communicate that school is open as scheduled. If a school closing, late start or early dismissal is not announced, staff and students should assume school is in session and attend as usual.

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