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Saint Paul Public Schools

Community Education

WINTER/SPRING 2014

Online registration begins January 3, 2014

Save this Catalog! Phone, Mail and Walk-In Registration begins January 6, 2014 Find Additional Registration Information on page 76.

SAINT PAUL


STRONG SCHOOLS, STRONG COMMUNITIES IS IN PLACE. Thank you for your support and patience as we made this ambitious plan a reality.

Now it’s time to refine our focus, dig deeper, and solidify strategies to accelerate student achievement.

IT’S TIME FOR

STRONG SCHOOLS, STRONG COMMUNITIES 2.0 It’s still all about Achievement, Alignment and Sustainability, but more than that, it’s about our students. More details to come! For updates:

Important dates: • January 11, 2014: School Choice Fair; come visit the SSSC booth • January 30, 2014: State of the District; evening session for families and community

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Visit spps.org/strong_schools Call 651-767-8110 Email communications@spps.org Like us on Facebook (fb.me/SaintPaulPublicSchools)

• February-March 2014: Public information sessions • March 18, 2014: Board of Education vote on the SSSC 2.0 plan

Learn more about SSSC 2.0 and help us keep schools at the heart of our community.

www.commed.spps.org 651-767-8179 Adult Basic Education ..........................................................651-290-4822 Adults with Disabilities Programs (CCC, CLEAR, SEED).651-228-3655 Aquatics..................................................................................651-744-5094 Community Programs Offices (Enrichment) C.E. Office at Central HS....................................................651-744-5094 C.E. Office at Harding HS...................................................651-744-3072 C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center............................651-487-7383

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Discovery Club (School-Age Child Care)............................651-632-3793 Driver Education....................................................................651-744-5094 Early Childhood Family Education......................................651-793-5410 Service Learning....................................................................651-325-2675 21st Century Community Learning Centers.......................651-325-2674 Youth Program.......................................................................651-487-7383


Contents Online Registration at www.commed.spps.org To create a new account: Click on View My Account above and follow the prompts to set up your new account. Some of our classes may not be available for online registration. Any of our offices (listed on page 74) are happy to help you with these classes.

Community Education Programs Adult Enrichment Programs Arts..................................................................... 2-8 Business.............................................................9-10 Technology......................................................... 11-13 Culinary............................................................ 14-16 Performing Arts................................................... 17-19 Fitness.............................................................. 20-24 Yoga............................................................... 22-24 Health.............................................................. 25-27 Driver Education 18+............................................... 26 Home............................................................... 28-30 Communication................................................... 31-35 Growth.............................................................. 36-37 Seniors............................................................. 40-43 Driving Classes 55+................................................ 41 Travel............................................................... 44-47 Aquatics............................................................ 48-55

Youth and Teen Programs

Teens 15 and over are welcome to participate in adult classes, unless otherwise specified. Aquatics............................................................ 48-55 Gymnastics........................................................ 58-61 Youth................................................................ 62-69 Driver Education...................................................... 70 The Office of Alternative Education (OAE)......................... 57

Family Programs Early Childhood Family Education................................. 38 Pre-Kindergarten Program.......................................... 38 Discovery Club........................................................ 39

Adult Learning Adults with Disabilities Programs.................................. 56 ABE/Hubbs Center.................................................... 56

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation General Information.................................................. 71 = Daytime/senior-friendly class

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School Calendar..........................................................72 Community Education Offices..........................................74 Location Addresses......................................................75 Registration Information................................................76 Registration Forms......................................................77 Administration............................................................78

Community Education Mission Statement

Community Education seeks to improve the quality of life by providing lifelong learning opportunities for all members of the community. Lifelong learning is based on the belief that people are learners at every age and are entitled to pursue educational opportunities that are meaningful to them.

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Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St., St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 76.

Art at ramsey

Art at Ramsey is a well-established, highlyacclaimed art fair. This juried show features original fine arts and fine crafts made by the exhibiting artists. It is held in conjunction with Grand Meander, the Grand Avenue Business Association’s holiday promotion. Art at Ramsey is sponsored by Ramsey Middle School, Community Education and Artists’ Circle. Saturday, December 6 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ramsey Middle School 1700 Summit Ave.

Free Admission Applications will be available May 1. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Applications are also available at www.artistscircle.org and must be received by July 1.

For information, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

ceramics and glass art

Open Studio Ceramics

Looking for a quiet place to complete your ceramic projects? We have space for you! Fee includes place, time and stains. Firing fees and glazes are extra. Bring your own greenware. Fee is $18/4 sessions. Tue Jan 14 • 9:30a-12:30p • ongoing Conway Rec • Course# 3123-WSA

Beginning and Intermediate Pottery and Wheelwork

Students will receive instruction in throwing hand-built pieces on the wheel. Clay and glazes will be used. Fee includes supplies. Additional fee for extra clay. No class Feb. 4, 17. Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $145 Creative Arts HS • H. Van Schooten • Course# 3002-WED Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $145 Central HS • M. Krousey • Course# 3002-WEA Tue Jan 28 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $145 Como Park HS • M. Krousey • Course# 3002-WEB Wed Jan 29 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $145 Central HS • M. Johnson • Course# 3002-WEC Mon Apr 7 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $145 Central HS • M. Krousey • Course# 3002-SEA Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $145 Creative Arts HS • H. Van Schooten • Course# 3002-SED Tue Apr 8 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $145 Como Park HS • M. Krousey • Course# 3002-SEB Wed Apr 9 • 6:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $145 Central HS • M. Krousey • Course# 3002-SEC

Beginning Stained Glass

Create a stained glass window. You will receive instruction on glass cutting, soldering lead and copper foil techniques. A supply list and instructions will be provided at the first class. Not recommended for pregnant women. Tue Feb 11 • 6:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $69 Como Park HS • P. Vanderwaal • Course# 3000-WEA

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Arts Crafts l Hobbies l Textiles Drawing and Painting Basic Drawing

Stained Glass Leaded Window

Cut patterns and glass, and assemble your window. A pattern will be provided for beginners prior to the start of class. Experienced students may provide their own pattern, less than 50 pieces. Students must provide glass and will receive a list of recommended glass suppliers prior to class. A supply fee of $40 is payable to the instructor. Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $85 Ruth Ann Lundborg Studio • R.A. Lundborg • Course# 3210-WEA 300 Broadway St., Studio# 102, 55101 (Located at the corner of Kellogg Blvd. and Broadway St.) Mon Apr 7 • 6:30p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $85 Ruth Ann Lundborg Studio • R.A. Lundborg • Course# 3210-SEA 300 Broadway St., Studio# 102, 55101 (Located at the corner of Kellogg Blvd. and Broadway St.)

Advanced Stained Glass

Take your stained glass skills to the next level. Previous stained glass experience necessary. Learn etching techniques, copper foil repair, lead repair and reinforcing a window. Bring paper, pencil and glass cutter. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor. Individual project supplies are extra. Tue Apr 15 • 6:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $69 Como Park HS • P. Vanderwaal • Course# 3017-SEA

Discover your talent for drawing. Explore drawing materials and concepts including topics such as composition, line, shape and shading. You will work in pencil, charcoal and ink. Supply list provided. Wed Jan 29 • 6:30p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $71 Central HS • J. Wittenberg • Course# 3018-WEA Wed Apr 9 • 6:30p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $71 Central HS • J. Wittenberg • Course# 3018-SEA

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing

Introduction to Drawing and Right Brain Creativity

Strong drawing skills are key to most art forms. Drawing is relaxing and teaches observation skills. This series will cover a range of subject matter, drawing materials, shading techniques and perspectives. A supply list will be mailed. Wed Jan 22 • 1:00p-3:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3145-WSA Wed Mar 12 • 1:00p-3:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3145-WSB Wed May 7 • 1:00p-3:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3145-SSA

Based on the book, The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this class will show you how to gain and master drawing skills. Gain confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception. Fee includes supplies. The book is available for an additional fee. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists' Materials & Framing. Sat Feb 1 • 9:30a-12:00p • 8 sessions • $119 Harding HS • M. Esch • Course# 3063-WEA Mon Apr 7 • 5:30p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $119 Creative Arts HS • M. Esch • Course# 3063-SEA

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Almost Intermediate Drawing and Color Pencil

Explore how color can bring dimension and life to your drawing. This class will cover basic color theory with color pencils. Fee includes supplies. A supplemental kit is available for an additional fee. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists' Materials & Framing. Prerequisite: Introduction to Drawing and Right Brain Creativity. No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 5:30p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $139 Creative Arts HS • M. Esch • Course# 3010-WEA Sat Apr 12 • 9:30a-12:00p • 8 sessions • $139 Harding HS • M. Esch • Course# 3010-SEA

Introduction to Painting

Develop a love of painting. You will experiment with three basic mediums of painting: watercolor, acrylic and oil. We will explore similarities and differences in each, as well as basic composition and color theory. A supply list will be provided at the first class. No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $71 Como Park HS • T. Lister • Course# 3008-WEA Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $71 Como Park HS • T. Lister • Course# 3008-SEA

Acrylics: Basic and Beyond

Build confidence with lots of personal help and a variety of subject matter. Experiment with the basics in a methodical way with step-by-step instructor demonstrations. A supply list will be mailed. Wed Jan 22 • 6:00p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3156-WSA Wed May 7 • 6:00p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3156-SSA

Abstract Acrylic Painting: Emphasis Design

This class is designed as a structured introduction to working abstract or semi-abstract successfully. This class will include traditional color schemes and compositions while introducing contemporary painting techniques. Students may add an element of realism by bringing a photo of themselves to paint. A supply list will be mailed. Wed Mar 12 • 6:00p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3132-WSA

Beginning Oil Painting

Explore the process of designing, beginning and finishing an oil painting. Basic composition and color theory will be discussed. Bring home several paintings. A supply list will be provided at the first class. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:00p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $71 Como Park HS • T. Lister • Course# 3001-WEA Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $71 Como Park HS • T. Lister • Course# 3001-SEA

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

Receive step-by-step instruction, along with demonstration; practice, then apply what you have learned. Work with a limited number of pigments to learn the characteristics of each. A supply list will be mailed. Wed Jan 22 • 3:30p-5:30p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3143-WSA Wed Mar 12 • 3:30p-5:30p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3143-WSB Wed May 7 • 3:30p-5:30p • 6 sessions • $64 Conway Rec • H. Nelson • Course# 3143-SSA

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Beginning Watercolor Landscape Painting

Capture the landscape with watercolors! You will gain confidence in the basics of material selection and painting techniques, begin to understand dark and light by painting in one color, and learn 2-D design basics. No experience necessary. Supplies cost approximately $20; a list will be provided at the first class. No class Feb 17. Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $85 Como Park HS • C. Olson • Course# 3060-WEA Mon Apr 7 • 6:30p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $85 Como Park HS • C. Olson • Course# 3060-SEA

Open Studio Painting

Open to beginners and seasoned painters. Choose a medium and work with your own ideas with instructor guidance. Students can work in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Feel free to try something new, or stick with what you know! Some experience with drawing is helpful. A supply fee of $45 is payable to the instructor for the use of materials. Bring your own stand-up easel. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists' Materials & Framing. Wed Feb 5 • 1:00p-4:00p • 6 sessions • $129 Edgcumbe Rec • D. Mackerman • Course# 3085-WEA Wed Apr 9 • 1:00p-4:00p • 6 sessions • $129 Edgcumbe Rec • D. Mackerman • Course# 3085-SEA

Watercolor Special Project: Light and Luminescence

Explore new and fun approaches to watercolor, looking at design and color choice for a variety of subjects. Emphasis will be placed on capturing light and atmosphere in a painting for a glowing effect. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be provided. Wed-Fri Apr 9-11 • 9:30a-3:30p • 3 sessions • $85 Battle Creek Rec • J. Schroeder • Course# 3046-SSA

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Wet-in-Wet Watercolor

Experiment with a variety of watercolor techniques and materials while painting scenes such as still life, landscapes and flowers. Demonstrations and individual instruction will focus on discovering your skills and increasing your confidence. Experienced painters can work on individual painting(s) with guidance and tips from the instructor, or increase skills by working on provided projects. A supply list will be mailed. Thu Jan 30 • 9:00a-12:00p • 6 sessions • $85 Conway Rec • J. Schroeder • Course# 3141-WSA

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hobbies Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

If you already keep bees, this class is for you. Learn more about bee behavior, hive management, and equipment beyond the basic woodenware and hive tool. Get the latest news about bee health, swarms and simple queen rearing, as well as answers to those pesky questions that came up in the basic class. Prerequisite: Beekeeping Basics class and/or have kept bees for at least one year. No class Feb. 20. Thu Feb 13 • 6:30p-9:00p • 2 sessions • $39 Harding HS • J. Sabin • Course# 3191-WEA

Beginning Calligraphy

Inspire your audience with beautifully lettered correspondence. You will learn informal italic for greeting cards, invitations and gifts. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor. No class Feb. 17. Tue Jan 28 • 6:30p-8:30p • 7 sessions • $59 Ramsey MS • J. Michalski • Course# 3225-WEA Tue Apr 8 • 6:30p-8:30p • 7 sessions • $59 Ramsey MS • J. Michalski • Course# 3225-SEA

Urban Chickens 101

Come and learn just how easy chickens and other poultry can be to care for and how they greatly enhance your garden and your life! Course topics include: successfully applying for a permit, housing, feeding, care, breeding and incubation, and keeping poultry in the garden. Thu Mar 20 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Harding HS • A. Bourgeois • Course# 3195-WEA

Introduction to Collage

Welcome to the artful game of collage. There is no wrong way to play! Explore new collage materials, techniques and compositions each week. There will be out-of-class activities to keep you creating and motivated. No experience necessary. A supply fee of $50 is included in the course fee. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists' Materials & Framing. Tue Feb 25 • 6:00p-8:00p • 4 sessions • $93 Ramsey MS • L. Carlson • Course# 3086-WEA

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Collage: Beyond the Basics

Grow your interest in collage. Take your skills and creativity to the next level as you try new collage materials, techniques and compositions each week. There will be out-of-class activities to keep you creating and motivated. Some experience is useful. A supply fee of $50 is included in the course fee. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists' Materials & Framing. Mon Apr 14 • 6:00p-8:00p • 4 sessions • $93 Ramsey MS • L. Carlson • Course# 3194-SEA

Ham Radio License Upgrade

Ages 10 and up. Upgrade your ham radio license so that you can talk around the world! Learn what you need to pass your General Class exam. Bring the book, The ARRL General Class License Manual, or purchase one at class for $30. Thu Jan 30 • 6:00p-8:30p • 8 sessions • $10 Highland MS • A. Klien, St. Paul Radio Club • Course# 3192-WEA

Letterpress Printing

Try printing the way Gutenberg printed. The first week we will print fold-over notes; the second week personalized postcards. No experience necessary. A supply fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. Mon May 12 • 7:00p-9:30p • 2 sessions • $39 Buzzard Lips Press • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3012-SEA 1199 E. Seventh St., 55106

Visual Journaling

Keep a beautiful record of life's meaningful moments and events. Whether you're a lifelong journal keeper or have always wanted to start, this class will help you along with techniques, materials and journaling prompts. A supply fee of $50 is included in the course fee. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists' Materials & Framing. Mon Feb 3 • 6:00p-8:00p • 4 sessions • $93 Ramsey MS • L. Carlson • Course# 3199-WEA

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photography SLR Photography Part 1: Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera

Explore the basic functions of the digital SLR camera including the camera's mode and manual settings, flash, and other camera functions. Bring your camera to class for a hands-on learning experience. Wed Feb 19 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $35 Harding HS • E. Monroy • Course# 3157-WEA Wed May 14 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $35 Harding HS • E. Monroy • Course# 3157-SEA

SLR Photography Part 2: How to Improve Your Photographs

Master your digital SLR camera. Students with some previous experience will explore ways to improve your photographs utilizing your camera's mode settings, arranging the composition of your photograph, and understanding how to work with natural light or use a flash. Bring your camera to class for a hands-on learning experience. Wed Mar 5 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $35 Harding HS • E. Monroy • Course# 3158-WEA Wed May 21 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $35 Harding HS • E. Monroy • Course# 3158-SEA

textiles Beginning Crochet

Crocheting is a process of creating fabric from yarn, thread and other materials using a crochet hook. The basic crochet stitches including loop, foundation chain and single crochet will help you create some simple items such as a dishcloth and bracelet and prepare you for more advanced projects. Fee includes supplies. Tue Feb 11 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $20 Central HS • A. Goyal • Course# 3189-WSA

Advanced Crochet

Advance your crochet skills. Review the basic stitches and learn the double crochet, read patterns and make a yarn doily. These skills will help you complete more advanced projects. Fee includes supplies. Tue Feb 18 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $20 Central HS • A. Goyal • Course# 3188-WSA

Beginning Knitting

Ages 16 and up. Learn to knit and purl. Bring a pair of size 7 knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn (no dark colors) to knit yourself a scarf. Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-9:00p • 2 sessions • $43 Como Park HS • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3058-WEA

Advanced Beginning Knitting

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If you can knit and purl comfortably, this class will give you new ways to use your skills. For the first class bring two pairs of size 7 knitting needles, one skein of worsted weight cotton yarn, and one skein of worsted weight acrylic yarn. Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-9:00p • 3 sessions • $43 Como Park HS • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3056-SEA

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Cable Cap Knitting

If you've been hesitant to try and knit with cables, now is your chance! You will knit a cap with cables all around it – it's easier than you think. Bring a skein of 4-ply worsted weight yarn, a set of size 8 double-pointed needles, a circular size 8 needle and a cable needle (either version is fine). Mon Apr 28 • 7:00p-9:00p • 2 sessions • $35 Como Park HS • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3059-SEA

Lace Knitting

Knitters, are you ready for a challenge? Bring a pair of size 5 needles and a skein of cotton worsted weight yarn to make an elegant yet washable table mat. Mon Mar 3 • 7:00p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $43 Como Park HS • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3074-WEA

Basic Hand Embroidery

Visit an old art of hand embroidery. This is a form of needlework using stitches such as backstitch, chain and more to make a sachet. Other supplies like sequins and colorful fabric will make an attractive item. Fee includes supplies. Tue Apr 15 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $20 Central HS • A. Goyal • Course# 3073-SSA

Advanced Hand (Mirror) Embroidery

Embroider a heart-shaped sachet with a Shisha (mirror). You will complete this project using advanced stitches and sequins to add color and texture. Also, you will need to know basic embroidery like backstitch and chain stitch. Fee includes supplies. Tue Apr 22 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $20 Central HS • A. Goyal • Course# 3083-SSA

Beginning Sewing

Learn sewing basics. Types of materials, how to choose appropriate material, working with patterns, understanding symbols and terms and how to adjust a pattern to fit will be covered in this class. Bring sewing machine to the second class and each week thereafter. The cost of supplies is not included and will depend upon the project. No class Feb. 20. Thu Jan 30 • 6:00p-8:30p • 6 sessions • $65 Como Park HS • J. Gordon • Course# 3250-WEA

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Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 76.

business/career Accounting/Bookkeeping: The Basics

Tackling the bad economy by starting your own business? Looking to brush up on your accounting/bookkeeping skills to bolster your résumé? This class will provide you with a basic overview of accounting and bookkeeping for use in office support and the business world. Wed Feb 5 • 6:30p-8:30p • 4 sessions • $43 Harding HS • A. Suri • Course# 2874-WEA Wed May 7 • 6:30p-8:30p • 4 sessions • $43 Harding HS • A. Suri • Course# 2874-SEA

planning Family Fun: Investing 101

Beginners of all ages 10 and up are welcome. Interested in teaching your kids about investing money, but you don't know where to start? Try learning together! This easy-to-understand class will outline some popular investing options, relay the pros and cons of each, and give you a window into the ways of the stock market. Thu Feb 20 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $21 Harding HS • G. Naylor • Course# 2861-WEA

Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts Job Search Tips for the Mature Job Seeker

Be strategic in this tough job market. Learn how to best market your strengths, overcome employer myths about "older" workers, résumé dos and don'ts, filling out applications, interviewing, webbased networking and accessing the hidden job market. Wed Mar 5 • 7:00p-9:00p • 2 sessions • $41 Harding HS • J. Hoffman • Course# 2886-WEA

Exploring a New Career

Are you considering a career change? Get a good sense of the steps needed to make that change! Explore your interests, values, skills and vocational personality. Get insight into today’s labor market and find out what job search skills you need to find your new job or career. Wed Apr 16 • 7:00p-9:00p • 2 sessions • $41 Harding HS • J. Hoffman • Course# 2859-SEA

You Can Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business takes courage and perseverance. You must do homework, create a plan, and take action to adapt your business for success. This series will give you the tools you need to determine if you are ready to turn your great idea into a moneymaking business opportunity. No class Feb. 20. Thu Feb 13 • 6:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $95 Harding HS • St. Paul SCORE • Course# 2897-WSA

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Discover what everyone should know about a will and/or trust and the pros and cons for both. Explore options to protect your assets from federal estate tax. Participants will also be instructed on probate, procedures dealing with courts, power of attorney and health care declaration (living will). Wed Feb 12 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 Harding HS • C. Stanton • Course# 2875-WEA Wed May 7 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 Harding HS • C. Stanton • Course# 2875-SEA

Your Will and Estate Planning Considerations

Gain a working understanding of Minnesota law regarding wills and the role of a will in your overall estate planning. Learn the basic considerations for planning a will and be provided with tools and information necessary for preparing your own valid simple will. If married, spouses are encouraged to enroll. Wed Mar 12 • 7:00-8:30p • 2 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • P. Adams-Schinzing, J.D. • Course# 2950-WEA

Your Health Care Directives: A Legal Perspective

You have the right to make decisions about your medical treatment. Learn about Health Care Directives and how to convey your personal wishes when you are unable to communicate for yourself. The instructors will provide information and materials to assist you in drafting your own Directive. Wed Apr 16 • 7:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $31 Ramsey MS • P. Adams-Schinzing, J.D./ • Course# 2935-SEA L. Taylor McNally, J.D. WINTER/SPRING 2014

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Transferring Property: "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?"

"Who gets grandma's yellow pie plate or grandpa's fishing lures?" Personal belongings can be both treasured and friction for a family and lead to conflict when a death or major life change occurs. This class includes practical information to help families make difficult decisions. Wed Feb 26 • 6:30p-8:00p • 1 session • $15 Harding HS • S. Barber • Course# 2920-WSA

Retirement: Making your Money Last

Now that you’ve retired, you need a plan to make your money last. Explore key concepts to keep in mind and learn how to plan in advance for when things might not go as expected. Tue May 13 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $19 Highland Park MS • J. Reed • Course# 2862-SEA

Roll It, Take It, Leave It, Move It: Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options What should you do with a 401(k) from a previous employer? Several options, along with the pros and cons of each, will be discussed. Tue Feb 11 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $19 Highland Park MS • J. Reed • Course# 2860-SEA

Social Security: The Ten Most-Asked Questions

Planning for retirement? When should I retire? How and when do I sign up for Medicare? Can I still work and collect benefits? Social Security Administration staff will give you answers to these and other important questions. Thu Apr 24 • 10:30a-12:00p • 1 session • $5 Conway Rec • J. Czechowicz • Course# 6211-SSA

real estate Home Stretch

Become an informed, prepared consumer! Home Stretch workshops cover the entire home buying process and offers objective, practical information to help you get on the path to homeownership. Completion of this course results in a Home Stretch certificate. Offered in partnership with the Neighborhood Development Alliance. Fee is per household. Fri/Sat Apr 18/19 • 4:00p-8:00p & 9:00a-2:00p • 2 sessions • $45 Neighborhood Development Alliance • Course# 2812-SEA 481 S. Wabasha St., 55107

Landlording Made Easy!

Being a landlord takes preparation and skill. Learn how to effectively screen tenants, advertise for rent, write leases, protect your rights and how to evict tenants. Wed Feb 19 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $19 Harding HS • D. Baltzer • Course# 2891-WEA

Landlording 201: Application and Study

You took the first class, and now you want to practice what you've learned with other folks embarking on the landlording adventure. Practice interviewing tenants, rehearse challenging conversations and troubleshoot your documents using demos, scenarios and roleplaying. Wed Feb 26 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $19 Harding HS • D. Baltzer • Course# 2825-WEA

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Arts Crafts l Hobbies l Textiles Technology Computer l Office Registration

Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St., St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 76.

Eyes on Your Screen: SPPS Community Education Online Registration Tools

Get on-board with Internet safety and online registration. This PowerPoint presentation will walk you through the Community Education Website, view online catalog, passwords, paying online, general Internet safety and more. Wed Jan 22 • 10:30a-11:30a • 1 session • Free Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2712-WSA Outreach Library

Cell Phone Basics

Get the most from your cell phone. We will go over all basic functions from dialing and texting to creating contacts and surfing the Internet. Bring your cell phone to class so you can learn about your individual phone. Wed Feb 19 • 10:30a-12:30p • 1 session • $27 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2724-WSA Outreach Library

Getting to Know Your Smartphone

What makes a smartphone "smart"? How do you get the most out of it? What apps are useful? How do you install them? Learn how to adjust the basic settings on your phone. These questions and more will be answered in this new class. Bring your smartphone to class. Tue Apr 1 • 5:30p-7:30p • 1 session • $27 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2615-WSA Outreach Library

Getting to Know Your Tablet: Beginning

First we had personal computers and then laptops. Now we have the tablet – a compact device that allows you through the use of apps to manage email, surf the Web, take and organize pictures and so much more. Bring your tablet to this class (even if it's still in the box) and we will explore some of the basic uses and how to navigate your new device. Tue Jan 28 • 12:30p-2:30p • 1 session • $27 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2607-WSA Outreach Library = Daytime/senior-friendly class Register online at commed.spps.org

iPad

Much more than a way to check your email, an iPad is a powerful tool which is quickly becoming a preferred substitute for a laptop. Learn about your iPad, both hardware and software, how to download and install apps to meet your specific needs and how to do some basic settings. Bring your own iPad. Wed Jan 29 • 5:30p-7:30p • 2 sessions • $42 Rondo Community • S. Oakes Arnett • Course# 2606-WSA Outreach Library Fri May 2 • 1:30p-3:30p • 2 sessions • $42 Rondo Community • S. Oakes Arnett • Course# 2606-SSA Outreach Library

Know Your Laptop

Computer 101

Computer 201

Have you recently purchased a new laptop or have you had one for some time but just aren't sure how to use it? What are the differences between a laptop and a desktop? Join us for this class to explore, get to know and more effectively make use of this excellent tool. Must bring laptop to class. Tue Feb 4 • 1:30p-3:30p • 1 session • $27 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2608-WSA Outreach Library

Get a grasp of the basics of all things computer, from the keyboard to the Internet to emailing. Build your computer skills in this fiveweek course. No experience necessary. Fri Jan 24 • 1:30p-3:30p • 5 sessions • $79 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2704-WSA Outreach Library Wed Feb 19 • 6:00p-8:00p • 5 sessions • $79 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2704-WSB

Continue to learn all that your computer can do for you. Establish skills on computer file organization, how to burn CDs, how to load files onto a thumb drive, intermediate Internet, intermediate email and intermediate Word. Prerequisite: Computer 101. Tue Feb 25 • 6:00p-8:00p • 5 sessions • $79 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2718-WSA Fri Mar 28 • 1:30p-3:30p • 5 sessions • $79 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2718-WSB Outreach Library WINTER/SPRING 2014

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Computer 301

Many people have enjoyed our 101 and 201 series of computer classes. We have now added a much anticipated next level! This will build on our previously established skill set. We will dig deeper into our computers and learn how to use them more effectively. This class will also include a more advanced level of Internet, email, and MS Word. Prerequisites: Computer 101 and 201. Tue Apr 15 • 6:00p-8:00p • 5 sessions • $79 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2610-SSA

Office 2010 Basic

Have you upgraded to Microsoft Office 2010 and need some help navigating these programs? By taking this three-session course, you will gain the basic skills needed to successfully word process in MS Word, create spreadsheets in MS Excel or create presentations in MS PowerPoint. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Wed May 14 • 6:00p-8:00p • 3 sessions • $53 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2717-SSA

Working Across Office Suite

Microsoft has created a suite of programs that we know as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and possibly including Outlook and Publisher. How do we interact between these programs? What items that we set up are automatically applied to all programs in the Office Suite? Explore the interaction of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, keyboard and mouse skills. Tue Feb 11 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2609-WSA

Introduction to MS Excel for Mac

Create and navigate spreadsheets, charts and basic formulas. Mac laptops are welcome. Some keyboard and mouse skills required. Mon Feb 3 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2710-FEA

Intermediate MS Excel for Mac

Expand your basic knowledge of MS Excel. Explore some of the more complicated formulas, formatting and chart making. Mac laptops are welcome. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Excel or equivalent skills. Mon Feb 10 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2706-WEA

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Take all three of M. Hogan’s Excel classes for $75 or separately for $27 each. Call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072 for the discount. Introduction to MS Excel

Explore the world of spreadsheets. You will create and navigate spreadsheets, charts and basic formulas. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Wed Mar 26 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2714-WSA

Intermediate MS Excel

Expand your basic knowledge of MS Excel. Explore some of the more complicated formulas, formatting and chart making. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Excel or equivalent skills. Wed Apr 16 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2670-SSA

Advanced MS Excel

Are you pretty proficient at Excel but want some tips and tricks that can increase your productivity? This accelerated class is for you. We will get into some advanced features and formulas and allow time to answer some of your specific questions. Prerequisite: Intermediate MS Excel or equivalent skills. Wed Apr 23 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2635-SSA

Database Design 101

Learn what databases are all about. Use Microsoft Access to explore how databases work and how they compare to programs like Excel. In this new blended course of class time and Internet assignments, you will learn how to create a database to track anything from your video collection or household inventory to customer contacts. Thu Mar 20 • 6:30p-8:30p • 5 sessions • $79 Harding HS • S. Oakes Arnett • Course# 2613-WEA

Pivot Tables and Graphs

One of the more advanced data manipulation tools in Excel is Pivot Tables. This tool will allow you to take a large amount of data and manipulate it in different ways to pull out the information you are looking for. There are also charting capabilities associated with it. Prerequisite: A strong working knowledge of Excel. Wed May 7 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2614-SSA Register online at commed.spps.org


Arts Crafts l Hobbies l Textiles Technology Computer l Office Introduction to Google Drive

Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere: on the Web, on your hard drive, or on your mobile device. Learn how to set up Google Drive and then store and collaborate on files. Use Google's word processor, spreadsheet manager or presentation creator to edit and manage your individual files. Prerequisites: Keyboard and mouse skills and have a Google account set up. Wed Apr 30 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2705-SSA

Blogging

What is a blog? How do you create one? A blog is a fun and free way to communicate with family and friends using pictures, text and video. By the end of class you will have your own blog that you can continue to build and change. Feel free to bring digital picture files. Tue Feb 18 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • M. Hogan • Course# 2715-WSA

Digital Pictures: Picasa and Online Photo Sharing

Understand how to organize and edit your digital photos. We will be using Picasa (a free downloadable program from Google) to develop basic organization techniques and basic editing skills. Discover the basics of sharing photos across the wires. Bring a CD or a thumb drive with some pictures. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Fri Feb 28 • 1:30p-3:30p • 2 sessions • $42 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2669-WSA Outreach Library

Picasa 2

Do you have photo organization and basic editing in Picasa mastered? Review and refresh your current skills and then make slideshows and solidify your understanding of photo organization. Bring a CD or thumb drive with some pictures. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Fri Mar 14 • 1:30p-3:30p • 2 sessions • $42 Rondo Community • M. Hogan • Course# 2723-WSA Outreach Library

Introduction to Photoshop

Gain a basic overview of Adobe Photoshop, an image editing software used to improve or modify photographs. Photoshop CS6 will be used in class; most features apply to older versions of Photoshop. Mon Apr 14 • 5:30p-8:00p • 4 sessions • $69 Creative Arts HS • L. Herrera • Course# 2611-SEA

Online Communication Tools for Everyday Use Communicate and collaborate with colleagues, family and friends using free Internet communication tools. You will learn about programs such as Dropbox, Evernote, Mikogo, Skype and Yahoo groups. Make staying in touch a whole lot easier! Thu Mar 6 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $27 Harding HS • S. Oakes Arnett • Course# 2616-WEA

E-Invitations and Survey Tools

Distribute your invites and surveys and track your responses! Learn how to use E-Invitations and survey tools to set up, run and evaluate a successful event. You will compare features of the top free Internet services and discuss how to use their design tools. From wedding parties to volunteer coordination to customer satisfaction, free Internet tools can help you track it all. Thu Feb 20 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $27 Harding HS • S. Oakes Arnett • Course# 2612-WEA Thu Apr 24 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $27 Harding HS • S. Oakes Arnett • Course# 2612-SEA

Website Basics

If you have little or no experience with building websites, this class is for you. Learn why you need a website, what a website really is, how they work and how you can build one. Learn common Internet and website terms and some popular Internetbased design tools. Bring your website questions! Mon Mar 3 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $29 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2679-WEA

Website Construction Clinic

Learn how to use a text editor to write HTML and CSS by hand. Design a simple yet functional project to get experience building websites. Prerequisites: Website Basics and basic computer skills highly recommended. Mon Mar 10 • 6:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $51 Central HS • R. Rampersad • Course# 2680-WEA

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Culinary Baking l Entrées Registration

Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 76. • All food fees are payable to the instructor at the first class.

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Family Fun: Bread Baking – A Glorious Mess

Ages 7 and up. Ever wonder what happens before a loaf of bread goes into a plastic bag? This is your chance to find out! Bring two 8-inch bread pans and two plastic bags large enough to hold them. You will take home two loaves of bread just about ready to slip into the oven! Fee is for one adult/child pair; $10 for one additional child. A food fee of $4 is payable to the instructor. Sat Feb 1 • 9:30a-11:30a • 1 session • $35 Harding HS • M.B. Hummel • Course# 3432-WEA

The Perfect Cake

Mix, bake, trim, fill and frost an 8-inch cake with ease! Enjoy a fun evening of learning together as we prepare Chocolate Caramel Pecan cake, Irish Cream cake, and Red Velvet with real red velvet frosting. Each student will take home a completed 8-inch iced cake and other samples as well. A food fee of $18 is payable to the instructor. Thu Feb 27 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $27 Harding HS • N. Burgeson • Course# 3447-WEA

Czech Kolaches

Kolaches, one of Czechoslovakia's national pastries, are made with slightly sweet yeast dough traditionally filled with apricot, cottage cheese, poppy seed or prunes. They can be shaped into small rounds, square "tied packages", or filled turnovers. Learn many recipes, tips and techniques to master these old-world delicacies. Sat Mar 29 • 9:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $43 Harding HS • L. Severson • Course# 3336-WEA

COOKING

Cooking 101: Six Weeks to More Joyful, Improvisatory Cooking

In-and-out of class explorations of cooking techniques will help you become a more savvy cook. You'll learn knife skills, panfrying, braising, stir-frying, high-temperature roasting and pizza making, as well as food safety. Each week you will prepare and eat a meal in class. A food fee of $40 is payable to the instructor. No class Mar. 1. Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $73 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3304-WEA Sat Feb 8 • 9:00a-12:00p • 6 sessions • $73 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3304-WEB Thu Apr 17 • 6:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $73 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3304-SEA

Cooking 102: Further Adventures in Improvisation

Expand and refine your cooking. Explore spices and the best ways to incorporate them into your dishes; learn how to read recipes so that they inspire but don't restrict you; test a variety of low-tech, high-return, inexpensive kitchen tools; meet new improvisatory challenges each week in class. We'll cook dishes together, compare them, and celebrate during the last class by cooking for your family and friends. Homework! Field trips! A food fee of $30 is payable to the instructor. No class Apr. 3. Thu Mar 13 • 6:00p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $55 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3358-WEA

Cast Iron Cooking

Learn how to season and care for cast iron, how and when to look for old pieces and where to shop for new! Cook up some old favorites you simply can't duplicate in those new-fangled pots and pans: pan-fried chicken, cornbread, pineapple upside-down cake and crisps-on-the-side, cream-on-the-side scones. A food fee of $7 is payable to the instructor. Wed Apr 30 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $36 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3434-SEA

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Chinese Cooking

Prepare and cook a full Chinese meal! Step-by-step you will season, marinate, wrap, cut, dice and slice meat and vegetables, sauté and stir-fry. Come prepared to eat! Bring a large frying pan, sharp knife and container(s) to bring food home. We will make Wonton Soup and Lettuce Wraps, as well as Beef with Green Pepper and Steamed Rice. Thu Feb 6 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $43 Harding HS • K. Dailey • Course# 3407-WEA

Citrus Marmalades to Make and Treasure

If you've never put up preserves before, marmalades are a perfect introduction. You'll leave class with hands-on experience, a jar of marmalade you've made yourself from a variety of citrus fruits (lemon, blood orange, sweet orange, grapefruit, maybe more), and extensive handouts. It makes a unique and treasurable gift to give! A food fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. Wed Mar 19 • 6:00p-9:00p • 2 sessions • $53 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3414-WEA

Hearty Curries for Winter

Take a curry voyage through India with these four curries with four different pilafs: Moghlai Chicken Korma, Panchmel Dal, an unforgettable lentil curry, Bengali Masala Jhingo, succulent shrimp cooked in a subtly spiced cream sauce, and Sambar, a delicious stew made with lentils and vegetables in a tangy coconut-tamarind sauce. Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $57 Como Park HS • A. Seshadri • Course# 3417-WEA

India's Color Festival/Holi Dinner

Celebrate the festival of Holi and the coming of spring with this colorful curry menu: Yellow Saffron Chicken Korma served with Cardamom scented Pulao, Palak Saag Aloo, cubed potatoes in spicy spinach gravy, a popular restaurant dish, Toasted Naan and Thandi, a milk-based drink with saffron, nuts and cardamom. Mon Mar 3 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $57 Como Park HS • A. Seshadri • Course# 3431-SEA

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Knife Skills and Soup Making

Join us for an evening of learning about kitchen knives – sharpening them, and learning some effective cuts. You'll practice your new knife skills by prepping vegetables for lively winter soups. Take home part of your handiwork for a soup you'll prepare on your own, and stay for the soup we prepare and eat in class. Extensive handouts and the opportunity to try out a wide variety of inexpensive, very effective chef's knives. A food fee of $7 is payable to the instructor. Thu Jan 30 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $36 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3303-WEA

Classic Soups and Stews

Create some of the best hearty soups: New England clam chowder, wild rice, pumpkin, split pea with ham, and corn bisque with rosemary. Then top it off with the very famous French beef stew in red wine (boeuf bourguignon). No refund after Feb. 28. Thu Feb 20 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $43 Harding HS • L. Severson • Course# 3376-WEA

Sushi

Participate in this great class making your own delicious sushi. Learn where to shop, what brands to select, preparation of the ingredients, assembly of the rolls and presentation. Create both traditional and American California sushi. Start with the easy-tomake seasoned sushi rice, then select and roll ingredients such as chicken, shrimp, smoked salmon, mushrooms and more. No raw fish will be used. Wed May 14 • 5:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $43 Harding HS • L. Severson • Course# 3452-SEA

More Veggies Please

Stuck in a rut when it comes to cooking vegetables? Start exploring the flavors of lovely local fall vegetables. We'll cook up that nutritional powerhouse, kale, with white beans and bacon; transform eggplant with Sichuan spices; turn zucchini into crisp little pancakes and a comforting main-course custard; oven-roast a wide variety of fall vegetables until caramelized and scrumptious; make an easy-as-pie curried squash soup. A food fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. Wed Apr 16 • 6:00p-9:00p • 2 sessions • $55 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3445-SEA WINTER/SPRING 2014

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Exploring Twin Cities Markets

Explore some of the Twin Cities' diverse community grocery stores where you'll find super-fresh vegetables, terrific condiments and pantry staples, meats ideal for braising or grilling, and memorable takeout! Depending on the weather, we'll visit Chinese, Hmong, Vietnamese, Somali, Indian, and Palestinian stores that you'll want to revisit again and again. Extensive handouts will help you make sense of what's on the shelves and recipes offer you ways to use all the beautiful food you'll want to buy. We will meet at Harding Senior High School. Participants provide their own transportation between stops. Sun Apr 27 • 1:00p-4:30p • 1 session • $25 Harding HS • J. Grover • Course# 3437-SEA

The History of Chocolate

Take a walk into the History of Chocolate. Learn what makes you love it, indulge it, and it's a food for the gods. The walk will start with Olmec culture, to chocolate as medicine, to chocolate as we know it today. Recipes included. A supply fee of $6 is payable to the instructor. Wed Feb 12 • 1:00p-3:00p • 1 session • $15 Oxford Community Center • H. Mednick • Course# 3413-WSA

The Story of Tea

Have you always wondered about the background of tea? Enjoy a story including origins, legends, and the political and economical ramifications of tea. You will have the opportunity to taste a variety of tea and scones. Recipes included. A supply fee of $6 is payable to the instructor. Wed Apr 9 • 1:00p-3:00p • 1 session • $15 Battle Creek Rec • H. Mednick • Course# 3352-SSA

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Made in Minnesota Tour

We know of 3M, General Mills, and Old Dutch, but there are so many other companies that call Minnesota home. Get an inside look at these local companies and more: Podiumwear, makers of athletic clothing; Acadian Candles, makers of soy candles; the William Marvy Company, maker of barber poles. Fee includes admissions, transportation and guide (lunch on your own). Registration due February 10. $45 Wednesday, February 26 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pick-up at Conway Rec. (8:00 a.m.) or Oxford Community Center (8:20 a.m.) To register, call

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Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 76.

dance Ballet: Beginning 1

An entry level class for students with little or no previous ballet experience. The class will cover basic positions, movements and terminology based on the Russian style of ballet. Please see dress code online at www.spcballet.org. Wed Feb 5 • 6:00p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $90 Saint Paul City Ballet • Course# 3511-WHA 1680 Grand Ave., 55105 (Enter on Cambridge St.) Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $90 Saint Paul City Ballet • Course# 3511-SHA 1680 Grand Ave., 55105 (Enter on Cambridge St.)

Basic Belly Dance: Lebanese-Style

Belly dancing is an ancient art form that is a fun and exciting way to express yourself and get a workout at the same time. You will learn dance techniques, rhythms and music of the Mideast. Wear comfortable clothing. For women only please. Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $45 Harding HS • A. Ebeling • Course# 3515-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $45 Harding HS • A. Ebeling • Course# 3515-SHA

Beginning Belly Dance

Get ready for a fun, low-impact dance workout with the rhythms and movements of Middle Eastern dance! Each class begins with a warm-up and conditioning and ends with a cooling stretch session after learning a short choreographed dance. Wear comfortable clothing; we will dance barefoot or in dance shoes. For women only please. No class Feb. 15, Mar. 8, 15. Sat Feb 1 • 10:00a-11:30a • 6 sessions • $50 Central HS • N. Settergren • Course# 3715-WHA Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-11:30a • 6 sessions • $50 Central HS • N. Settergren • Course# 3715-SHA

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Explore the most popular Latin dances focusing on the salsa, merengue and rumba. Learn lead-follow techniques, partnering skills and moves to help you feel comfortable and have fun on the social dance floor. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 8:00p-8:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3702-WHA

Latin Nightclub Dances

Learn the basic steps, turns and movements of the Cuban Mambo and Cha Cha, the Merengue and Bachata from the Dominican Republic, and Salsa as danced in Puerto Rico and other various Latin countries. After the last class, we will select a Latin nightclub to meet at and fully enjoy these five dances. Maestro habla español tambien. Tue Feb 11 • 6:30p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $55 Central HS • M. Rubio • Course# 3611-WHA Tue Apr 8 • 6:30p-8:00p • 6 sessions • $55 Central HS • M. Rubio • Course# 3611-SHA

Swing and Jitterbug

Explore the evolution of swing dance from the late 1920s through today. Learn footwork and fun moves done to 1950's rock and roll, big band, disco, western swing and jazz. Other topics may include 6-Count Swing, triple time, Disco Swing, plus an introduction to Lindy Hop, 1930's swing dances and the Charleston. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:00p-6:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3704-WHA Tue Apr 8 • 7:00p-7:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3704-SHA

Swing and Jitterbug 2

This class is a continuation of the Swing and Jitterbug class for those who would like more in-depth instruction. Participants must have completed the Swing and Jitterbug class or have an understanding of basic swing moves. We will cover 6-count Swing, Lindy Hop and partnered Charleston. Tue Apr 8 • 8:00p-8:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3705-SHA

Wedding Sampler

Learn to be comfortable dancing in any social situation with these easily adaptable party dances. We will cover the waltz and fox-trot, the merengue, basic swing steps and then some fad dances including the twist and pony to get you through any wedding! No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 7:00p-7:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3706-WHA Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-6:55p • 5 sessions • $40 Ramsey MS • S. Butler • Course# 3706-SHA WINTER/SPRING 2014

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Take all three “Blues” classes for $25 or separately for $10 each. Call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094 for the discount. Blues: The Roots of American Music – West Africa to The Delta

Take a musical journey through the birth of The Blues from West Africa to the Mississippi Delta. Uncover the historical roots of this genre through recordings, film and group discussion. Email Q&A with Living Blues magazine critic Justin O'Brien. Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $10 Como Park HS • C. Granias • Course# 5555-WHA

Blues: The Roots of American Music – The Delta to Chicago

Take a musical journey through the birth of The Blues from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. Uncover the historical roots of this genre through recordings, film and group discussion. Email Q&A with Living Blues magazine critic Justin O'Brien. Mon Feb 3 • 7:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $10 Como Park HS • C. Granias • Course# 5556-WHA

Blues: The Roots of American Music – Chicago and Beyond

Take a musical journey through the birth of The Blues from Chicago to present day, including rock and rap. Uncover the historical roots of this genre through recordings, film and group discussion. Email Q&A with Living Blues magazine critic Justin O'Brien. Mon Feb 10 • 7:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $10 Como Park HS • C. Granias • Course# 5557-WHA

Beginning and Intermediate Guitar

Ages 15 and up. Bring your own guitar. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-744-5094 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. No class Feb. 4, Mar. 11. Tue Jan 28 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • P. Storms • Course# 3940-WHA Tue Apr 8 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • P. Storms • Course# 3940-SHA

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Harmonica/Blues Harp: All Skill Levels

Ages 16 and up. No previous musical experience necessary. Students need their own ten-hole standard harmonica in the key of C or a twelve- or sixteen-hole chromatic harmonica in the key of C. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-744-5094 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. Wed Jan 29 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3950-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3950-SHA

Mandolin Lessons: All Skill Levels

Ages 16 and up. Prior experience with a stringed instrument is helpful but not necessary. The student's goals and musical interests will determine the exact focus of the lessons. You will be asked to provide a book of mandolin music once the lessons begin. Beginners will work on fundamentals of good right- and left-hand technique. Students need their own instrument. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-744-5094 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. Wed Jan 29 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3955-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3955-SHA

Piano: Introduction to Blues Using Chords and Playing by Ear

Learn to play the piano without taking years of lessons! At this seminar you will learn about chords, bass lines, swing, rock, pop music and a chord progression so powerful that thousands of tunes have been written on it. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor for charts and a music book. Sat Feb 8 • 8:30a-10:30a • 1 session • $16 Ramsey MS • C. Wyser • Course# 3933-WHA Sat May 3 • 8:30a-10:30a • 1 session • $16 Ramsey MS • C. Wyser • Course# 3933-SHA

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Performing Arts Dance l Music l Drama Piano Lessons

All ages. Beginner to intermediate levels. Learn or review the basics of reading notes, rhythm, technique and harmony. Bring your own music or the instructor will suggest music for you. Students need access to a piano or keyboard to practice. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-744-5094 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. No class Feb. 15, 17. Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $121 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-WHA Wed Jan 29 • 7:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $121 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-WHB Sat Feb 1 • 8:30a-11:00a • 6 sessions • $121 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-WHC Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $121 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-SHA Wed Apr 9 • 7:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $121 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-SHB Sat Apr 12 • 8:30a-11:00a • 6 sessions • $121 Ramsey MS • M. Romstad • Course# 3960-SHC

Beginning and Intermediate Voice Lessons

Ages 14 and up. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-744-5094 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 5:30p-8:30p • 7 sessions • $150 Highland Park MS • S. Felix • Course# 3965-WHA

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Lex-Ham Community Arts Acting for Absolute Beginners

Beginning and Intermediate Violin

Ages 6 and up. Students must provide their own violin. Students in grades 1 and 2 must be accompanied by an adult. Students may be required to purchase a shoulder rest (approx. $4). Students or their parents/guardians must contact the instructor before attending their first lesson. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-744-5094 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 5:30p-8:30p • 6 sessions • $128 Ramsey MS • M. Hellem • Course# 3970-WHA Mon Apr 7 • 5:30p-8:30p • 6 sessions • $128 Ramsey MS • M. Hellem • Course# 3970-SHA

Violin/Fiddle Lessons: All Skill Levels

Ages 16 and up. Prior experience with a stringed instrument is helpful, but not necessary. The student's goals and musical interests will determine the exact focus of the lessons. You will be asked to provide a music book once the lessons begin. Beginners will work on fundamentals of good right- and left-hand technique. Students need their own instrument. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-744-5094 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. Wed Jan 29 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3958-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 5:00p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $126 Ramsey MS • J. Plattes • Course# 3958-SHA

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Through exercises, improvisation, and sharing energy and ideas, students will gain basic skills of moving and speaking in front of an audience, all while having a good time! Scenes from popular plays will be used. No class Feb. 17, May 26. Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $45 Central HS • M. Cutler • Course# 3500-WHA Mon May 5 • 7:00p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $45 Central HS • J. Townsend • Course# 3500-SHA

Comedy for Absolute Beginners

Designed for those with little or no acting experience. Students will learn about timing, pacing and creating comedic characters on stage. There will be basic voice, movement and improvisation exercises as we look into scenes from comedies by such popular playwrights as Moliere, Shaw, Wilde, Lessing, Wasserstein, Reza and Simon. Wed Jan 29 • 7:00p-9:00p • 4 sessions • $45 Central HS • J. Townsend • Course# 3502-WHA

Contemporary Scene Study for Absolute Beginners

For those with little or no acting experience. Students will learn basics of speaking and moving on stage while exploring major contemporary playwrights like Tony Kushner, Lynn Nottage, Caryl Churchill and David Mamet. Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-9:00p • 5 sessions • $56 Central HS • M. Cutler • Course# 3501-SHA

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Arts Crafts Fitness Cardio l Hobbies l Sports l Textiles l Yoga Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 76.

Low-Impact Aerobics and Zumba

Our easy-to-follow classes include a warm-up combining upperbody strengthening and stretching, and a cardio workout that incorporates low-impact aerobic and Zumba moves. After a brief cool-down there will be body conditioning and a final stretch. For a single fee you will be entitled to unlimited participation in any of the classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings for the entire session. Bring a mat; hand weights are optional. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 15, 17, May 24, 26. Mon/Wed/Sat • 6:30p-7:30p (Mon/Wed) • 25 sessions • $81 Jan 27/29/Feb 1 • 8:30a-9:30a (Sat) Central HS • C. Blakey • Course# 5301-WCA Mon/Wed/Sat • 6:30p-7:30p (Mon/Wed) • 25 sessions • $81 Apr 7/9/12 • 8:30a-9:30a (Sat) Central HS • C. Blakey • Course# 5301-SCA

Aikido and Ki Development

Aikido and Ki Development combines Japanese martial arts with breathing, relaxation and coordination techniques to develop your natural ability to respond to stress and conflict positively, peacefully and creatively. Mon Feb 3 • 6:00p-6:55p • 4 sessions • $40 The Center for • J. Poppele • Course# 5051-WCA Mind-Body Oneness 558 Vandalia St., 55114

Below the Belt

Tighten and tone your tummy, tush and thighs with aerobics focused on those hard-to-reach muscle groups. Bring an exercise mat or a towel and a resist-a-ball or fitness ball. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 17, May 26. Wed Jan 29 • 5:30p-6:15p • 9 sessions • $63 Highland Park HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5330-WCB Mon Feb 3 • 5:30p-6:15p • 7 sessions • $49 Highland Park HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5330-WCA Mon Apr 7 • 5:30p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $56 Highland Park HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5330-SCA Wed Apr 9 • 5:30p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $56 Highland Park HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5330-SCB

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Total Body Conditioning

Combine cardio and resistance training, along with some great stretching. This workout is designed to improve muscular endurance, cardiovascular health and flexibility. Start with a moving warm-up follwed by combination high/low-impact aerobics, then move on to core-strengthening exercises, followed by stretching, relaxation, and final cool-down. Bring a mat and water bottle. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 5:40p-6:40p • 8 sessions • $35 Ramsey MS • L. Van Berkom • Course# 5302-FCA

Fishing: How to Fish Twin Cities Lakes

Learn how to select the best lake in all seasons. Use three magic words to consistently catch fish, choose the best lures and techniques for each species, and make a slip-bobber, rig a jig worm and a weedless plastic worm to take home. Plus, door prizes, free maps, booklets and other fun items are included. Wed Apr 30 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $27 Central HS • S. Smith • Course# 5048-SCA

Jazzercise

Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today's hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today. $35/ EFT per month unlimited, $12 drop-in. Register at the door. No registrations taken by Community Education. For information, call Sandy at 651-983-6807. No class Feb. 4, 15, 17, Mar. 11, 31, Apr. 1, 2, 5, May 24, 26. Mon-Wed/Sat • ongoing Mon-Wed Jan 21 • 5:45p-6:45p & Sat Jan 25 • 8:30a-9:30a Ramsey MS • S. Reinhold • Course#5305-WCA Mon-Wed/Sat • ongoing Mon-Wed Apr 7 • 5:45p-6:45p & Sat Apr 12 • 8:30a-9:30a Ramsey MS • S. Reinhold • Course#5305-SCA

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Beginning Pilates-Based Mat Exercise

Condition and tone your body with Pilates! Controlled mat exercises create strength, stability and suppleness in the spine while improving abdominal and back strength, posture and balance. Pilates provides stress reduction while enhancing injury prevention. Bring a blanket and mat. No class Feb. 17, May 26. Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-7:30p • 8 sessions • $68 Highland Park MS • J. Dregni • Course# 5690-WCA Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-7:00p • 6 sessions • $51 Homecroft • A. Thompson • Course# 5690-WCB Mon Apr 7 • 6:30p-7:30p • 8 sessions • $68 Highland Park MS • J. Dregni • Course# 5690-SCA Wed Apr 16 • 6:30p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $51 Homecroft • A. Thompson • Course# 5690-SCB

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Ages 14 and up. Develop essential rock climbing skills such as knot tying, belaying, bouldering, climbing commands, gear management, and risk management. Once you have mastered the art of the belay, students will maximize their climbing performance by learning basic and advanced techniques in balance, body position, and footwork. Explore advanced techniques in climbing such as rappelling. Emphasis will be placed on providing a safe and enjoyable experience in a comfortable, controlled setting. Wed Mar 5 • 7:00p-9:00p • 3 sessions • $70 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 5196-WCA 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106 Sat Mar 8 • 7:00p-9:00p • 3 sessions • $70 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 5196-WCB 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106 Sat Apr 12 • 7:00p-9:00p • 3 sessions • $70 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 5196-SCA 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106 Wed Apr 16 • 7:00p-9:00p • 3 sessions • $70 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 5196-SCB 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106

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Running Your First 5K: From Sidelines to Finish Line

Running 3.1 miles is an attainable goal and this class will help you get there! We'll cover proper stretching techniques, how to overcome the mental challenges of running and get you on your way to a 5K finish. Each class will include running and all running will be outdoors, so wear appropriate clothing for running and the weather. Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-7:00p • 6 sessions • $52 Como Park HS • L. Staiger • Course# 5112-SCA

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

T'ai Chi Ch'uan offers significant health benefits including low-impact exercise, relaxation, stress-management, flexibility, serenity and balance. Each class consists of three segments: standing Chi Kung, seated Chi Kung, and the practice of T'ai Chi forms. No class Feb. 15, 17, May 24, 26. Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $67 Ramsey MS • Laughing Waters T'ai Chi Club • Course# 5660-WCA Sat Feb 1 • 8:30a-10:00a • 8 sessions • $67 Ramsey MS • Laughing Waters T'ai Chi Club • Course# 5660-WCB Mon Apr 7 • 6:30p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $67 Ramsey MS • Laughing Waters T'ai Chi Club • Course# 5660-SCA Sat Apr 12 • 8:30a-10:00a • 8 sessions • $67 Ramsey MS • Laughing Waters T'ai Chi Club • Course# 5660-SCB

Nordic Walking

Turn your walk into a total body workout! Discover how proper Nordic Walking techniques engage up to 90% of your muscles while increasing your heart rate and calorie burn. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. LEKI Nordic Walking poles will be available for use during the class. Mon May 12 • 6:00p-7:30p • 2 sessions • $30 Como Park HS • K. Okey • Course# 5260-SCA

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Weight Training for Women

Weight training strengthens your muscles and raises your metabolism. In this women-only class, we'll use free weights to tighten and tone your muscles in a fun and inclusive atmosphere. Bring an exercise mat or a towel; weight gloves are optional. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 17, May 26. Wed Jan 29 • 6:15p-7:15p • 9 sessions • $85 Highland Park HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5340-WCB Mon Feb 3 • 6:15p-7:15p • 7 sessions • $67 Highland Park HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5340-WCA Mon Apr 7 • 6:15p-7:15p • 8 sessions • $76 Highland Park HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5340-SCA Wed Apr 9 • 6:15p-7:15p • 8 sessions • $76 Highland Park HS • S. Peltier • Course# 5340-SCB

Zumba!

Hypnotic Latin rhythms fused with easy-to-follow dance moves create a dynamic fitness program. Experience exhilaration through one hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing movements. No dance experience necessary. No class Feb. 15, 17, May 26. Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $65 Homecroft • M. Pirela • Course# 5300-WCA Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $65 Homecroft • M. Pirela • Course# 5300-WCB Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $65 Homecroft • M. Pirela • Course# 5300-SCA Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $65 Homecroft • M. Pirela • Course# 5300-SCB

Water Exercise classes See Aquatics, pages 49-54.

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yoga Beginning Hatha Yoga

We'll cover the basic principles of yoga and show you how to stretch and strengthen your body and mind. Bring a blanket, yoga mat and belt. Wear loose clothing and please keep perfume/ scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 4, Mar. 11, Apr. 17, May 26. Mon Jan 27 • 5:15p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $62 Ramsey MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5875-WCA Tue Jan 28 • 7:55p-8:55p • 7 sessions • $56 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5875-WCB Thu Feb 13 • 5:15p-6:15p • 7 sessions • $56 Highland Park MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5875-WCC Mon Apr 7 • 5:15p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $62 Ramsey MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5875-SCA Tue Apr 8 • 7:55p-8:55p • 9 sessions • $71 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5875-SCB Thu Apr 10 • 5:15p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $62 Highland Park MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5875-SCC

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Hatha Yoga

Recognize your physical and mental potential through yoga! This mixed-level class focuses on the basic principles of yoga and explores poses in more detail. Please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 15, May 24. Sat Feb 1 • 8:00a-9:00a • 8 sessions • $62 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5874-WCA Sat Apr 12 • 8:00a-9:00a • 8 sessions • $62 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5874-SCA

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Advanced Beginning Hatha Yoga

Intermediate Hatha Yoga

Intermediate Gentle Hatha Yoga

Advanced Hatha Yoga

Continue your yogi journey with this follow up to Beginning Hatha Yoga, which will include more physically demanding poses. Bring two blankets, a yoga mat and belt. Wear loose clothing and please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 4, Mar. 11, Apr. 17. Tue Jan 28 • 5:15p-6:15p • 7 sessions • $56 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5876-WCA Wed Jan 29 • 7:55p-8:55p • 9 sessions • $71 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5876-WCB Thu Feb 13 • 6:20p-7:20p • 7 sessions • $56 Highland Park MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5876-WCC Tue Apr 8 • 5:15p-6:15p • 9 sessions • $71 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5876-SCA Wed Apr 9 • 7:55p-8:55p • 9 sessions • $71 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5876-SCB Thu Apr 10 • 6:20p-7:20p • 8 sessions • $62 Highland Park MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5876-SCC

Explore the introductory poses in greater depth and focus on breathing practices. Please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. Wed Jan 29 • 5:15p-6:15p • 9 sessions • $71 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5879-WCA Wed Apr 9 • 5:15p-6:15p • 9 sessions • $71 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5879-SCA

For students who have completed Beginning and Advanced Beginning Yoga classes and are looking to continue challenging their yoga practice. Bring a blanket and yoga mat. Please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 4, 17, Mar. 11, May 26. Mon Jan 27 • 6:20p-7:50p • 8 sessions • $70 Ramsey MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5877-WCA Tue Jan 28 • 6:20p-7:50p • 7 sessions • $63 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5877-WCB Wed Jan 29 • 6:20p-7:50p • 9 sessions • $78 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5877-WCC Mon Apr 7 • 6:20p-7:50p • 8 sessions • $70 Ramsey MS • K. Kuluvar • Course# 5877-SCA Tue Apr 8 • 6:20p-7:50p • 9 sessions • $78 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5877-SCB Wed Apr 9 • 6:20p-7:50p • 9 sessions • $78 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5877-SCC

For students who have completed one year of intermediate Hatha yoga in the Iyengar tradition or with instructor permission. Please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 15, May 24. Sat Feb 1 • 9:05a-10:35a • 8 sessions • $70 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5878-WCA Sat Apr 12 • 9:05a-10:35a • 8 sessions • $70 Ramsey MS • J. Laine • Course# 5878-SCA

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Slow Flow Yoga and Meditation

The slower flow of this yoga class first warms the body with strength building poses and then uses more restorative postures with longer holds to allow for deep release. Suitable for all levels including beginning yoga students. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. Wear comfortable clothing and please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. No class Feb. 20. Thu Jan 30 • 7:10p-8:10p • 8 sessions • $62 Harding HS • C. Carroll • Course# 5198-WCA Thu Apr 17 • 7:10p-8:10p • 8 sessions • $62 Harding HS • C. Carroll • Course# 5198-SCA

Beginning and Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga

For both beginning and experienced students who are looking for an upbeat, movement-intensive class, we'll focus on proper alignment and breathing while working to improve balance, strength, and circulation. Be prepared for vigorous activity. Bring a yoga mat. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled. No class Feb. 20. Thu Jan 30 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $62 Harding HS • C. Carroll • Course# 5297-WCA Thu Apr 17 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $62 Harding HS • C. Carroll • Course# 5297-SCA

Yoga/Dance

Beat the winter blues, stay warm and increase your vitality as we get moving to rhythms from around the world! In this fun and creative class you will be led through yoga postures, simple dance movements, guided visualization and relaxation. No experience in yoga or dance necessary; all body types are welcome. Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $64 Como Park Elem • M. Ames • Course# 5705-WCA

Yoga for Life

Gentle hatha-based yoga is appropriate for all fitness and yoga levels. You'll be warmed by the slow pace of our poses while maximizing relaxation. We'll cover basic postures, strength, flexibility, breath awareness and guided relaxation. Bring a mat and water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing and please keep perfume/scented lotion usage to a minimum. Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $64 Como Park Elem • M. Ames • Course# 5700-SCA

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Health CPR l Safety l Wellness Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 76.

safety CPR: Adult, Child, Infant & AED Training

Learn CPR and obstructed airway procedures for adults, children and infants. Upon completion of this class, you will receive a twoyear certification from the American Heart Association. (AED = Automated External Defibrillator) Sat Feb 8 • 9:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $60 Central HS • Twin Cities Safety • Course# 5512-WHA Mon Apr 28 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $60 Highland Park MS • Twin Cities Safety • Course# 5512-SHA Sat May 3 • 9:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $60 Central HS • Twin Cities Safety • Course# 5512-SHB

First Aid Training

This class will cover First Aid training as offered by the American Heart Association. It will include practice, video demonstrations, discussion and a written test. When this class is completed with satisfactory results, you will be certified for two years. Wed Mar 26 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $60 Central HS • Twin Cities Safety • Course# 5515-WHA

Adult Driver Education

This class is designed for people 18 years and older who need a comprehensive overview of the rules and regulations that are necessary to obtain a permit. The class is taught by a certified driver education instructor. Fee includes two hours of Behindthe-Wheel instruction. Thu Mar 6 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $150 Gordon Parks HS • Course# 2504-WDA Sat Apr 26 • 10:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $150 Central HS • Course# 2504-SDA To register, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

Looking for Senior Driving Classes? See Seniors, page 41. Water Safety for Families See Aquatics, pages 49, 51. Register online at commed.spps.org

wellness Blood Pressure Checks See Seniors, page 42. Acupressure Face-Lift and Skin Savvy

Stimulating facial acupressure points can erase years from your face naturally, bring a healthy glow to your skin, increase muscle tone, decrease puffiness and eye bags, reduce lines and prevent new lines from forming. You can even decrease headaches, relieve eye strain, soothe nerves and increase relaxation. Learn how to make your skin as healthy as possible from the inside out. Mon Apr 14 • 6:00p-7:30p • 1 session • $35 Ramsey MS • J. Novak • Course# 5619-SHA

Brain Gym 101

Regardless of age, what if you could have a dramatic improvement in your learning, vision, listening skills and physical coordination, allowing you to excel in any activity you choose? Brain Gym is a kinesiology program that uses a set of 26 activities that often brings about such dramatic improvements. Brain Gym has been used for over 20 years in more than 80 countries to effectively improve reading comprehension and writing skills, and to boost performance in athletics, music and academics. The class will include moderate movement; wear comfortable clothing. Sat Mar 15 • 9:30a-12:00p • 1 session • $24 Central HS • A. Kennedy • Course# 4677-WHA

Going Gluten-Free the Healthy Way

Do you suffer from muscle pain, gas, bloating, exzema or ADD/ ADHD? Gluten may be the culprit behind your symptoms. In this class you will understand the body signs of a gluten sensitivity, learn where gluten comes from and how to read labels. Discover how easy eating gluten-free can be and leave class with a multitude of meal ideas and recipes. This course has been designed to meet the continuing education criteria for registered nurses and is approved for 2.4 CEUs. RNs are responsible for determining whether the course meets their needs. Thu Apr 10 • 5:30p-7:30p • 1 session • $38 Highland Park MS • Nutritional Weight & Wellness Course# 5642-SHA WINTER/SPRING 2014

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Healing Arts 101

Explore a wide variety of holistic health practices including acupuncture, bee therapy, energy medicine, and even shamanism! You'll leave class understanding the background of the practices, what issues they can address, and what to expect during a session. Bring your questions! Tue Feb 11 • 6:00p-8:00p • 2 sessions • $39 Ramsey MS • C. Huff • Course# 5679-WHA Wed Apr 16 • 6:00p-8:00p • 2 sessions • $39 Central HS • C. Huff • Course# 5679-SHA

Hips, Thighs and Otherwise

Learn the "10 Minute Miracle Exercise" series to strengthen lower body muscles and increase metabolism and bone density. This workshop also includes strategies to decrease two inches off saddlebags in two weeks; trim inches off lower body by getting rid of excess water weight; a breathing technique to stimulate fat metabolism; acupressure points for lymph circulation and drainage. If you don't have the time/money/inclination to haul yourself to a gym several times a week, you will love these powerful and effective techniques. Come prepared to exercise and bring a mat. A supply fee of $3 is payable to the instructor. Tue Feb 11 • 6:00p-7:30p • 1 session • $35 Ramsey MS • J. Novak • Course# 5618-WHA

Jump-Start Your Metabolism

Is it hard to maintain a healthy weight or lose weight? Learn how eating real foods in balance can help you lose weight, eliminate cravings and increase energy. This interactive class explains how food choices, blood sugar levels and essential fatty acids affect your energy and your ability to lose or maintain weight. This course has been designed to meet the continuing education criteria for registered nurses and is approved for 2.4 CEUs. RNs are responsible for detemining whether this course meets their needs. Tue Jan 28 • 5:30p-7:30p • 1 session • $38 Highland Park MS • Nutritional Weight & Wellness • Course# 5653-WHA

Meditation: Self-Healing and Self-Transformation

Join a certified universal Tao instructor for a fun-filled series of self-healing meditation techniques. These techniques teach you how to transform everyday stress into vitality and balance negative emotions with positive to create internal harmony. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor. Mon Feb 24 • 7:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $50 Highland Park MS • B. Bertsch • Course# 5640-WHA

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Redefining Posture with the Alexander Technique

Poor posture has a profound effect on our health and well-being. Yet the effect of posture on issues from back pain and breathing to digestion and headaches is often overlooked. Improving your posture, however, is not just a simple matter of standing up straight. In fact, most of us have tried that approach and it just doesn't work. We will explore practical ways the Alexander Technique can help us better understand and improve our posture so we can experience more joy and ease in everyday movement. Some work will be done on the floor. Students should bring a mat. Tue Apr 8 • 6:30p-7:45p • 4 sessions • $45 Highland Park MS • L. Hill • Course# 5680-SHA

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra will bring you into a deep state of relaxation where healing occurs naturally. Yogic sleep includes meditation, a nurturing yoga flow, and ends with a long, guided Yoga Nidra practiced lying down with a blanket covering you. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing and bring a mat and blanket. Tue Feb 11 • 6:00p-7:45p • 1 session • $25 Highland Park MS • M. Toso • Course# 5641-WHA Tue May 6 • 6:00p-7:45p • 1 session • $25 Highland Park MS • M. Toso • Course# 5641-SHA

parenting Better Breastfeeding

Get breastfeeding off to the best start you can. Use your baby’s natural instincts to make breastfeeding easier, less stressful and more enjoyable. Learn how to avoid common problems and get suggestions of where to go for help if you have concerns. Parenting partners and other support people are welcome and encouraged to attend. Fee includes one support person. Thur Feb 20 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $40 BabyLove Childbirth Education Center • Course# 25-WEA 4590 Scott Trail, Suite 200, Eagan, 55122

Cloth Diapering and Babywearing

Two great topics in one night! Whether you’ve made the decision to use cloth diapers or are just curious, this class is for you. We will cover the cost and ease-of-use between cloth and disposable, along with other decision-making factors. Next, we will delve into the benefits and how-to of babywearing. We will cover benefits, carrier costs, safe use, and even practice wearing our babies! Fee includes one support person. Thur Mar 6 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 BabyLove Childbirth Education Center • Course# 26-WEA 4590 Scott Trail, Suite 200, Eagan, 55122

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Health CPR l Safety l Wellness Aging and Veteran's Resources

Lamaze Childbirth

BabyLove’s Lamaze Childbirth classes are structured around Lamaze's Six Healthy Birth Practices. Each session is comprehensive, engaging, fun and parent-focused. Topics include: Healthy Pregnancy, Labor and Birth, Comfort Measures and Relaxation, Newborn Care, Postpartum and Breastfeeding. Suitable for births in any setting; learn to work with your health care provider to make decisions you feel good about. Fee includes birth partner. Sun Mar 9 • 6:00p-9:00p • 5 sessions • $175 BabyLove Childbirth Education Center • Course# 41-WEA 4590 Scott Trail, Suite 200, Eagan, 55122

The Dreaded Temper Tantrum!

The schedule shifts of the winter season can be tough on your kids for weeks to follow. Uncover what leads to a temper tantrum and explore a step-by-step method for calming and ending tantrums. Gain support and answers to your questions while discovering discipline techniques that fit your child's unique personality, as well as the power of routines in stabilizing your child's temperament. Thu Feb 6 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $19 Highland Park MS • J. Jerabek • Course# 13-SEA

Health Care Directives

We will discuss why a health care directive is important and how to complete a Minnesota Health Care Directive. We will explain what a health care agent can do if a person is unable to make or communicate decisions. Questions about health care values and preferences will be presented with instructions to legally communicate personal choices about health care decisions. Thu Mar 6 • 10:30a-12:00p • 1 session • $5 Conway Rec • M. Theesfeld • Course# 5568-WSA

Medicare A, B, C, and D: An Overview

This presentation is an overview of Medicare, including what is covered by Parts A and B, enrollment guidelines, Minnesota options including the Advantage Plans (Part C), Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), and where to go for extra help with prescription drug costs. We will also cover Medicare fraud. Tue Mar 18 • 10:30a-12:00p • 1 session • $5 Wellstone Center • M. Theesfeld • Course# 5501-WSA Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-7:30p • 1 session • $5 Harding HS • M. Theesfeld • Course# 5501-SSA

Getting to Know VA Benefits

Are you in need of more information on the State and Federal VA Benefits that apply to veterans and their family members? Learn what benefits exist, who is eligible and who to contact to assist you with the VA claims process. Wed May 14 • 1:00p-2:00p • 1 session • Free Rice Street Library • D. Kaiser • Course# 5560-SSA

Talking to your Kids About Violence

Be it on the news, down the street or closer to home, many kids are exposed to violence daily. In this class we will look at the origins of violent behavior, the choices we can all make to prevent violence, and how to have conversations with the children we love about violence of all kinds from bullying to physical fighting to gun violence to war. Thu Apr 17 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $19 Highland Park MS • J. Jerabek • Course# 4682-WEA

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Home Maintenance l Mechanics l Remodeling Registration

Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 76.

Maintenance Basic Home Repair

This is an introductory class for people who want to learn how to do basic home repairs. Emphasis will be focused on sinks, faucets, tubular drainage, toilet repairs and electrical repairs. Information will be presented on types of tools needed and their uses. There will be hands-on application in class. Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $43 Como Park HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6800-WEA Mon Apr 14 • 6:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $43 Como Park HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6800-SEA

Drywall and Plaster Repair

Learn to repair damaged walls and ceilings. This class covers the different kinds of drywall, hanging and taping, drywall repair, and repairing of plastered areas with either drywall or plaster. Handson opportunities are available. Mon May 5 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $23 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6012-SEA

Electrical Circuits

Learn to do basic home electrical wiring repairs. Students will learn about the different types of wire, circuit breakers, light switches and wall receptacles and how to replace them. Experience hands-on exercises to wire three different types of circuits and how to test them. Mon Feb 24 • 6:00p-8:30p • 2 sessions • $34 Como Park HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6200-WEA Mon May 12 • 6:00p-8:30p • 2 sessions • $34 Como Park HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6200-SEA

Home Basics: Safe and Comfortable Home

Get the most out of heating and cooling your home. Learn how to control energy consumption and eliminate cold drafts and ice dams. Improve indoor air quality. Get your heating/cooling system to work with your home to save money and give you a safer, more comfortable home. Thu Feb 20 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $26 Harding HS • R. Lehman • Course# 6071-WEA

Window Restoration: Energy Efficiency

Keep your original windows! Save money with just a few repairs. The class covers taking apart windows, replacing broken sashes and ropes, dealing with painted-shut windows and weather stripping. Get answers to your questions about common problems such as rattles, condensation and energy savings. Mon Feb 3 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $28 Ramsey MS • P. Schmidt • Course# 6730-WEA Mon May 12 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $28 Ramsey MS • P. Schmidt • Course# 6730-SEA

Window Restoration: Glazing Repair

This class covers non-energy-related repair and restoration. You'll learn how to replace glass and use glazing putty so it looks professionally done. It's easier than you think! You'll also learn to repair rotten wood, and sand, stain and varnish or paint your windows. Bring in your old window parts for evaluation! Mon Feb 10 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $28 Ramsey MS • P. Schmidt • Course# 6120-WEA Mon May 19 • 6:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $28 Ramsey MS • P. Schmidt • Course# 6120-SEA

Home Basics: Plumbing

Learn how the plumbing in your home fits together as a system to get the most out of what you have. Save money by doing minor maintenance and repairs – and know when to call in the professionals. Get a close up of fixtures and fittings to know how they work and how they fail. Thu Apr 17 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $26 Harding HS • R. Lehman • Course# 6070-SEA

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Mechanics Small Gas Engine Maintenance and Repair

Take apart, clean and repair a small gas engine. Please bring in your own engine to work on to the first class. Tue Feb 11 • 7:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $65 Central Service Station • J. Aaslund • Course# 6450-WEA 1157 Selby Ave., 55104 Tue Apr 15 • 7:00p-9:00p • 6 sessions • $65 Central Service Station • J. Aaslund • Course# 6450-SEA 1157 Selby Ave., 55104

REMODELING Secrets of Successful Kitchen and Bath Remodels

Discover the secrets of kitchen and bath remodeling that will save you time and money! The class covers budgeting, finding design ideas, current trends, the product selection process and more. Thu Apr 24 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $26 Harding HS • B. Mock • Course# 6073-SEA

Woodshop Family Fun! Woodshop

Adults and youth, ages 10-14. Adults, spend time with your favorite youngster in the woodshop. Youth will work on a preselected project with your participation. Parents can make the project, too! Learn about several different woodworking machines and hand tools. Adults are required to attend the class with the youth. Fee includes one adult/child pair. Sat Apr 26 • 9:00a-12:00p • 4 sessions • $49 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6072-SEA

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Woodworking Power Machines

Students will become familiar with large power tools used in woodworking projects including the table saw, jointer, surface planer, scroll saws, band saws, disk/belt sanders and the drill press. We will also cover woodshop safety. Session two will include a review and opportunity for hands-on activity giving students time to operate the machines. Sat Feb 1 • 9:00a-12:00p • 2 sessions • $34 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6003-WEA

Basic Woodshop

You will build a stepstool using either hand tools and/or small power tools. Practice most phases of woodworking skills: cutting, gluing, sanding and assembly. Materials for this project will be furnished, however, students are encouraged to bring their own power or hand tools. Time permitting, students may select an additional simple project. Sat Feb 8 • 10:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $60 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6000-WEA

Intermediate Woodshop

Work on a simple project of your choice, using either hand tools and/or small power tools. You will be introduced to the jig/scroll saw, band saw, disc/belt sander and the drill press. Your project may include most phases of woodworking skills: cutting, gluing, sanding and assembly. Materials for your project will not be furnished. Students are encouraged to bring their own power or hand tools to use. Previous woodshop skills required. Sat Feb 8 • 10:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $60 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6001-WEA Sat Apr 19 • 10:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $60 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6001-SEA

Open Woodshop

This class is designed for students who have a specific project in mind. Power tool instructions are available. Bring your plan and wood for project to the first class. Sat Feb 8 • 9:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $69 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6002-WEA Sat Apr 19 • 9:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $69 Central HS • P. Schwartz • Course# 6002-SEA

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Gardening Family Fun: Seeds!

All hands in the dirt! Gardening is a great way to spend time with young people. Get your family or neighborhood garden started early by starting seeds. You will learn how to choose seeds, where to find them, how to get them started and when you should plant them in the ground! Fee includes one adult/child pair; $5 for one additional child. Sat Mar 22 • 10:00a-11:30a • 1 session • $10 Harding HS • Urban Roots • Course# 6074-WEA

Deceptive Beauty

Some plants are beautiful, but dangerous! Learn about common houseplants, outside plants, trees/shrubs, mushrooms and other notable plants that are poisonous. Protect your kids and pets from unsuspecting dangers. Thu Apr 24 • 7:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $21 Harding HS • Dakota County Master Gardeners • Course# 6075-SEA

How to Design Your Garden

Create a backyard paradise. Discuss and view a wide variety of design concepts, and then have the opportunity to work on your own design in small groups with instructor support. Mon Mar 3 • 6:00p-8:00p • 2 sessions • $39 Central HS • Dakota County Master Gardeners • Course# 6050-SEA

Square Foot Gardening

Start a veggie garden in just a little bit of space! Learn the fundamentals of creating highly productive vegetable gardens in small spaces. Wed May 7 • 7:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $21 Harding HS • J. Zweber • Course# 6044-SEA

Exploring Twin Cities Markets

Explore some of the Twin Cities’ diverse community grocery stores where you’ll find super-fresh vegetables, terrific condiments and pantry staples, meats ideal for braising or grilling, and memorable takeout! Visit Chinese, Hmong, Vietnamese, Somali, Indian, and Palestinian stores that will make you want to come back again and again. Participants provide their own transportation between stops. Sunday, April 27 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. $25 Meet at Harding High School To register, visit

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Communication ASL l Foreign Language l Writing Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 76.

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Beginning American Sign Language

Learn to communicate with the deaf and hard-of-hearing by using American Sign Language. Students learn basic vocabulary and sentence structure, and are introduced to deaf culture. A copy fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • R. Chadwick • Course# 4370-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • R. Chadwick • Course# 4370-SHA

Intermediate American Sign Language

This class is for students who have completed Beginning American Sign Language or have equivalent experience. A copy fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. Wed Jan 29 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • R. Chadwick • Course# 4371-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • R. Chadwick • Course# 4371-SHA

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Beginning Mandarin Chinese

In this introductory class to Modern Standard (Mandarin) Chinese, students will focus on basic conversational skills, while exploring the origin and history of the written language. Students will also be introduced to Chinese culture. Recommended text: Barron's Mandarin Chinese the Easy Way by Williams and Wu. Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-7:30p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • J. Jiang • Course# 4350-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-7:30p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • J. Jiang • Course# 4350-SHA

Beginning French

Recommended for students with little or no experience with the French language, this class will cover basic conversation, reading, listening and writing skills. Main conversation topics include: introducing oneself, talking about food, family, telling time, and different actions in the present and past tenses. Optional text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle. No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $60 Como Park HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4000-WHA Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-7:25p • 7 sessions • $53 Como Park HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4000-SHA

Beginning French 2

Ideal for students who have completed Beginning French or have basic knowledge of the language. Basic conversation, reading, listening and writing skills will be taught. Students will learn regular verbs ending in "er" and "ir" as well as some irregular verbs. Present, past and future tenses, basic negations, questions and adjective usage are also part of the class. Main conversation topics include: introducing oneself, talking about food, family, traveling plans, and different actions in the present, past and future tenses. Recommended text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle, and a basic French/English dictionary. No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Como Park HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4003-WHA Mon Apr 7 • 7:30p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $48 Como Park HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4003-SHA WINTER/SPRING 2014

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Intermediate French

Further develop proficiency in communicating in French. Students will learn reflexive verbs, the present perfect, the preterit, comparatifs and superlatifs. Main conversation topics include daily routine, telling time, leisure activities and more. Required text: Le Petit Prince (French Edition) by Antoine de SaintExupery. Recommended text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle, and a basic French/English dictionary. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $60 Como Park HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4004-WHA Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-7:25p • 7 sessions • $53 Como Park HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4004-SHA

Intermediate French 2

Intended for students who have completed beginning- or intermediate-level classes. Students will review and learn new vocabulary and develop their grammar structures. Oral expression is a big part of this class; students will use all they know to make this class as lively as a French café. Required text: Le Petit Nicolas (French Edition) by Sempé-Goscinny. Recommended text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle, and a basic French/ English dictionary. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Como Park HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4005-WHA Tue Apr 8 • 7:30p-9:00p • 7 sessions • $48 Como Park HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4005-SHA

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Advanced French

Intended for students who have completed the intermediate-level classes, this course involves a systematic, dynamic and playful review of French grammar and develops writing skills. French cultural and textual analysis, translations and oral presentations will be used in order to fine-tune these skills. Required text: Le Petit Nicolas et ses Voisins (French Edition) by Sempé-Goscinny. Recommended text: Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition – hardcover) by Bescherelle, and a basic French/English dictionary. Wed Jan 29 • 6:30p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Central HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4007-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 6:30p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $48 Central HS • J. Kigin • Course# 4007-SHA

Beginning German 1

This class will introduce you to basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. The textbook, Learn German the Fast and Fun Way, may be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or online at Amazon.com. Approximate cost is $20. No class May 26. Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Como Park HS • I. Ritt • Course# 4166-SHA

Beginning German 2

This class is a continuation of Beginning German 1 and includes more complex grammar, writing and conversation. Students with previous German language experience are also welcome. The textbook, Learn German the Fast and Fun Way, may be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or online at Amazon.com. No class May 26. Mon Apr 7 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Como Park HS • I. Ritt • Course# 4167-SHA

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Beginning Italian 1

Learn basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary along with insights on Italian culture. The textbook, Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way, may be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or online at Amazon.com. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Como Park HS • M. Nilles • Course# 4170-WHA

Beginning Italian 2

Further develop skills taught in Beginning Italian 1 including more complex grammar, writing and conversation. Students with previous Italian language experience are also welcome. Ci Vediamo! The textbook, Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way, may be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or online at Amazon. com. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Como Park HS • M. Nilles • Course# 4171-WHA

Beginning Japanese

Discover the Japanese culture through basic conversation and expression. Class materials supplied electronically by the instructor; please provide email address. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Highland Park MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4340-WHA Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Highland Park MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4340-SHA

Intermediate Japanese

Students will concentrate on the use of verbs. Knowledge of the Japanese scripts hiragana and katakana is helpful but not required. Class materials provided electronically by the instructor; please provide email address. No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Highland Park MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4341-WHA Tue Apr 8 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Highland Park MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4341-SHA

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Advanced Japanese

Ideal for students who have completed Intermediate Japanese, this class will further develop students' vocabulary and conversational skills. Thu Feb 13 • 6:00p-7:30p • 7 sessions • $48 Highland Park MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4342-WHA

Japanese Seminar

Course content is largely driven by students' interests such as kanji, grammar and commonly used expressions. Completion of Advanced Japanese or equivalent is required. No class Apr. 17. Thu Apr 10 • 6:00p-7:30p • 8 sessions • $55 Highland Park MS • T. Shimano • Course# 4343-SHA

Scots Gaelic: An Overview

Get a taste of Gaelic as it is spoken in Scotland! Learn useful phrases in this fascinating language known as Gàidhlig. We'll also touch on its history and current use in Scotland and its relation to other Celtic languages. Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-8:00p • 4 sessions • $30 Central HS • Gaeltacht Minnesota • Course# 4012-SHA

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Beginning Spanish

Designed for those taking Spanish for the first time or for those who need a refresher, this class will cover basic conversation and the fifty most common regular verbs. Taught by a native Spanish speaker. A text fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. No class Feb. 17, May 26. Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • S. Rios • Course# 4360-WHA Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-7:25p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • S. Rios • Course# 4360-SHA

Advanced Beginning Spanish

Discover the Spanish language while learning grammatical rules and conjugation of fifty regular verbs and seventeen irregular verbs in present, past and future simple tenses. This class is a continuation of Beginning Spanish or for those who have had high school or some college Spanish and would like to work on their sentence writing and conversation. Taught by a native Spanish speaker. A text fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. No class Feb. 17, May 26. Mon Jan 27 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • S. Rios • Course# 4361-WHA Mon Apr 7 • 7:30p-9:00p • 8 sessions • $55 Ramsey MS • S. Rios • Course# 4361-SHA

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Advanced Spanish

Immerse yourself in the Spanish language in this intensive class intended for students with the equivalent of at least four years of high school Spanish, some college Spanish or time spent in a Spanish-speaking country. The class will be taught entirely in Spanish so students can work on their fluency, refine their conversational skills and review grammar. Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $70 Ramsey MS • S. Rios • Course# 4365-WHA

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Communication ASL l Foreign Language l Writing How to Write Your Family History Book

Writing Exploring the Art of Personal Writing

Writing is an important, accessible art form and the awareness that comes with it expands the creative process. This class will explore various writing genres from journals to letters, memoir to poetry, and essay to fiction to help you discover your distinctive voice and style. Bring a journal, your favorite pen and your imagination. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor. Mon Feb 24 • 7:00p-8:30p • 5 sessions • $48 Highland Park MS • P. Blau • Course# 4400-WHA

Fix Your Errors In English

Maybe you've missed your chance to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but it's never too late to improve your language skills. Along with explaining ways to eliminate spelling errors, the class will focus on the most common errors in grammar: problems with subject and verb agreement, misplaced modifiers, incomplete sentences, confusion over homonyms and more. We will examine aspects of writing style, go over some proofreading techniques, and show why running copy through a spellchecker is inadequate. This course is excellent for business people who wish to improve their communications. Mon Mar 3 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 Como Park HS • M. Moen • Course# 4050-WHA Mon May 12 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 Como Park HS • M. Moen • Course# 4050-SHA

Are you a fan of NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? Your ancestors are every bit as interesting as the forebears of the famous featured on the show. But if you want your family to know about your ancestors, you'll have to know how to record and organize the facts and stories about them. In this class you'll learn how to create a family history book you can be proud of, with family group sheets, pedigree charts, maps, indexes, narratives and more. Mon Feb 10 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 Como Park HS • M. Moen • Course# 4051-WHA Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $25 Como Park HS • M. Moen • Course# 4051-SHA

How to Write, Publish and Sell Your Ebook

The ebook market is exploding! It is predicted that ebook sales will outsell traditional books by 2016. Ebooks provide a format that makes it easier and more profitable for authors to successfully publish their work and make it visible to a worldwide audience. Topics include royalty rates, costs, processes, formats, promotion, sales, and the latest in e-reader devices, software and technology. Thu Mar 13 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Highland Park MS • S. Smith • Course# 4510-WHA

Publish Your Own Book

Congratulations, you've written a book. Now what? Learn about every stage of the publishing process: creation, publication, distribution, promoting/marketing and sales, combining both traditional and cutting-edge strategies. Each participant receives an extensive resource packet: worksheets to help you plan, organize and publish your book and a list of the best books, blogs, websites and tips to make the publishing route easier. Mon Feb 10 • 6:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $25 Highland Park MS • S. Smith • Course# 4520-WHA

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Growth Personal Development l Events l World Issues Registration

Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 76.

Making Forgiveness Practical

Do you feel like you have forgiven someone only to find yourself caught in anger, resentment and mistrust all over again? We will explore and learn how to utilize a "toolbox" that supports working through the layers of forgiveness, as well as what to do when anger and trust issues surface. These tools will transform your relationships and your relationship with yourself. Mon Feb 3 • 6:30p-9:00p • 1 session • $29 Ramsey MS • J. Jerabek • Course# 4679-WHA

An Introduction to Islam and Muslims

Gain a better understanding of what Islam teaches and what Muslims practice. The class will introduce basic terminology, demographics and differences between religion and culture. Learn about the beliefs and practices of Muslims as well as religious celebrations. All questions answered. Wed Feb 5 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $12 Ramsey MS • Islamic Resource Group • Course# 4680-WHA Wed Apr 9 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $12 Ramsey MS • Islamic Resource Group • Course# 4680-SHA

Approaching Middle East Conflicts through Film

We will investigate the root causes of conflicts in the Middle East and beyond through film. Presentation before and discussion after each film viewing will delve into the historical background as well as current realities in Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran with attention also given to recent revolutions in the Arab world. In addition, we will explore the role of the U.S. in these conflicts. A list of past films that have been shown can be found at www.commed.spps.org. Film substitutions may be made based on recent changes in particular countries and/or the preferences of class participants. Mon Apr 21 • 6:00p-8:00p • 4 sessions • $27 Central HS • E. Burr • Course# 4670-SHA

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Take both Parts 1 and 2 of the Immigration and the Making of Saint Paul classes for $50 or separately for $30 each. Call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094 for the discount. Immigration and the Making of Saint Paul: Part 1

Join a Macalester history professor to explore the role of immigrants in the making and re-making of Saint Paul. Part 1 will cover the 1840s through the early 20th century, focusing on the tens of thousands of Irish and German immigrants and their impact on the foundations of our city, then continuing on to the Scandinavian influx of the 19th century and their varied settlements in rural Minnesota, the industrial frontier and a significant group in the Twin Cities, finally discussing the Eastern European immigrants who filled the demand for unskilled labor in meat-packing plants, foundries, and railroad work. These classes will rely on lecture and reading documents, maps, photographs, poetry, fiction and film to explore these immigrants’ experiences and the impact they had. Thu Feb 27 • 6:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $30 Harding HS • P. Rachleff • Course# 4705-WHA

Immigration and the Making of Saint Paul: Part 2 Join a Macalester history professor to explore the role of immigrants in the making and re-making of Saint Paul. Part 2 will cover immigration from the early 20th century through current times. Not all the people who came to Saint Paul traveled across the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s workforce, neighborhoods and political and cultural life were also shaped by Mexicans, many of whom were already American citizens from Texas, and African Americans who had migrated from the South beginning in the 1850s. We will also cover the tens of thousands of new immigrants arriving in the early 21st century from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Somalia and Burma, among other places. We will finish with an overview of public policy and a review of immigration reform through the lens of history to generate a discussion about what the past has to offer anyone who seeks to shape the future. Thu Apr 10 • 6:30p-8:30p • 3 sessions • $30 Harding HS • P. Rachleff • Course# 4706-SHA

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Growth Personal Development l Events l World Issues Israel and the Middle East: The Challenge of Peace

This lecture/discussion is a multimedia program on the topic of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Framed in history and geography, this course will give background facts as well as consider modern events. This course will consider important questions, such as: Why is peace so elusive? Is a just resolution possible? Gain context for understanding a story that is never far from the headlines. A question-and-answer session will follow the program. This discussion represents the Jewish Community Relations Council's perspective on this topic. We welcome all to participate in this dialogue. Thu Apr 24 • 7:00p-8:30p • 2 sessions • $10 Highland Park MS • Jewish Community Relations Council Course# 4850-SHA

This Year I've Got to Get Organized

Not a rigid list of dos and don'ts, but a chance to explore some ideas that will help you get your New Year organized both physically and mentally. It can be more fun than you think! Tue Jan 28 • 7:00p-9:00p • 1 session • $18 Como Park HS • M.B. Hummel • Course# 4835-WHA

Vision Boards: Your Ideal Life Manifested!

Connect yourself consciously to the power of manifesting your heart's desire. In this three-part class you will learn how to articulate in writing and images what you truly want in your life. Through the power of affirmations, present tense writing and the creation of a beautiful vision board that is uniquely yours, you will get clear on your priorities and wishes and start seeing them manifest in your life. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. Sat Feb 22 • 8:30a-11:30a • 2 sessions • $60 Central HS • C. Garcia/M. Toso • Course# 4669-WHA Sat May 10 • 8:30a-11:30a • 2 sessions • $60 Central HS • C. Garcia/M. Toso • Course# 4669-SHA

A Day in the Life: One Soldier's Tour of Duty in Vietnam

Join a local Vietnam vet for an informative evening chronicling his tour of duty in South Vietnam from June 1970 through April 1971. Greg Moon was a (mech) infantry platoon leader and was able to extensively record his time there with photographs, Super 8 footage, captured documents and maps. After the slide show and lecture detailing the daily activities of an American Army soldier, there will be ample time for questions and answers. Tue Feb 25 • 6:00p-8:30p • 1 session • $10 Highland Park MS • G. Moon • Course# 4700-WHA

Register online at commed.spps.org

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Family Programs When families are more involved, children do better in school! ¡Cuándo las familias se envuelven en la escuela, los niños hacen mejor en ella! Markay qoysaska aad isugu howlaan kana warqabaan, caruurtu way ku fiicnaadaan dugsiga! Thaum tsev neeg koomtes, me nyuam kawm ntawv tau zoo tshaj! zJ[H.zdCDzdwz.AEkmvDRrRCkmrRoud;w>tgtgtcg<Azdoh.wz.rRw>vXuFdylR*hRxD.0J’.M.vDRI

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) www.ecfe.spps.org • 651-793-5410

Parent and early childhood education for families with children ages birth to kindergarten entrance. ECFE provides quality classes and family activities that support parents as their children’s first and most important teachers. The standard ECFE model has 3 components: Family time (parents & children together), parent’s time and children’s time. A variety of classes are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings, including mixed ages (birth to 5), age specific (infants and toddlers) and culturally specific. Family literacy and home visiting are also part of the program. Fees are based on ability to pay. No one is turned away. Limited transportation is provided as needed. Locations: • Battle Creek 60 S. Ruth St., 55119 • Crossroads 543 Front St., 55117 • Dayton’s Bluff 262 Bates Ave., 55106 • Homecroft Early Learning Center 1845 Sheridan Ave., 55116

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McDonough Homes 1544 Timberlake Rd., 55117 Mt. Airy Homes 91 East Arch St., 55130 Rondo 560 Concordia Ave., 55103 Roosevelt Homes 1575 Ames Ave., 55106

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Pre-Kindergarten Program www.prek.spps.org • 651-632-3760

Preparing four-year-old children for school success. Children need to be four by September 1 and live in Saint Paul. Most schools have admission priorities to serve children who are English Language Learners, qualify for free or reduced meals, or receive Early Childhood Special Education services. Classes are 5 days per week, 2.5 to 3 hours in the morning or afternoon. Parent education and support is available during this year-long transition to kindergarten. Transportation is provided where available. To apply for the program, call the Student Placement Center. In addition to the Pre-Kindergarten Program, J.J. Hill, Nokomis and Crossroads Montessori offer programming for four-year-olds. Locations: • American Indian Magnet • Barack and MIchelle Obama • Benjamin Mays/Capitol Hill • Bruce Vento • Cherokee Heights • Como Park • Crossroads* • Dayton’s Bluff • Eastern Heights

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Linwood-Monroe Maxfield Mississippi Phalen Lake Randolph Heights* Riverview (Spanish) St. Paul Music Academy Wellstone (Spanish)


Family Programs Discovery Club School-Age Childcare www.discoveryclub.spps.org • 651-632-3793 Discovery Club provides out-of-school time childcare in a safe, fun, caring environment that supports children’s learning and development. Discovery Club is a fee-based program offered through the Community Education Department of Saint Paul Public Schools to families with children currently enrolled in Pre-K through 5th grade. Transportation to hubs ( ) is available for every elementary school within the same district area. Financial Assistance may be available to qualifying families through County Assistance at 651-641-6665 for working parents/guardians and 651-266-8500 for parents/guardians in school. Subsidy information is available by calling 651-632-3793. Locations: Adams Battle Creek (area B hub) Crossroads Expo Four Seasons (area F hub) Hamline (area E hub)

Highland Park Horace Mann J.J. Hill

Randolph Heights Riverview at Roosevelt (area D hub) Rondo (Benjamin E. Mays/Capitol Hill)

L’Etoile du Nord Mississippi (area C hub) Nokomis (area A hub)

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Family Planetarium Seniors Clubs l Driver Improvement l Fitness Registration

Phone: 651-744-3072 Mail: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Additional registration information on page 76.

Punch Cards:

Punch cards must be purchased to participate in Cards, Clubs, and select senior activities that are ongoing. The fee for the punch card is $10 for 10 sessions and is good for one year from the date of purchase.

cards Cribbage

Do you know how to play cribbage and are looking for a friendly group to play? This group meets every week. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Preregistration is not necessary. Thu Jan 9 • 12:30p-3:00p • ongoing • punch card Conway Rec • Course# 3173-WSA

Hand and Foot

Hand and Foot is a North American game related to Canasta. This friendly group meets every week. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Preregistration is not necessary. Wed Jan 8 • 12:30p-3:00p • ongoing • punch card Conway Rec • Course# 3170-WSA

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Don’t see what you are looking for? Additional daytime classes are offered throughout other sections of the catalog. Look for the sunshine icon! = Daytime/senior-friendly class

clubs Book Club

Connect and discuss with fellow readers this opportunity to enhance your experience of our monthly selection. Meets the fourth Monday of each month. Mon Jan 27 • 12:45p-2:15p • ongoing • punch card Rice Street Library • Course# 3174-WSA Mon Jan 27 • 1:00p-2:30p • ongoing • punch card Battle Creek Rec • Course# 3174-WSB

55+ Knit and Crochet Club

Refresh or learn how to knit and crochet with us. You will have the opportunity to share, read patterns and get new ideas. Beginners are welcome. Preregistration is not necessary. Tue Jan 7 • 9:30a-12:00p • ongoing • punch card Oxford Community Center • Course# 3097-WSA Tue Jan 7 • 11:00a-1:00p • ongoing • punch card Conway Rec • Course# 3097-WSB


Seniors Clubs l Driver Improvement l Fitness Driver Improvement/Driver Safety Driver Safety 8-Hour

Driver Improvement Program 8-Hour

Students will explore changes in traffic laws, the latest vehicle technology, easy-to-use defensive driving tips, traffic safety and accident prevention. Completion of this course allows for a 10% reduction on automobile insurance premiums in Minnesota for ages 55 and over. No refreshments available. Bring a snack/ beverage if you wish. Conducted by the Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. Mon/Wed Feb 3/5 • 4:30p-8:30p • 2 sessions • $24 SPPS District Administration Building • Course# 5625-WSA 360 Colborne St. Mon-Tue Apr 7/8 • 12:00p-4:00p • 2 sessions • $24 Rondo Community Outreach Library • Course# 5625-SSA

Driver Improvement Program Refresher

This 4-hour refresher course is for those who have completed the 8-hour Driver Improvement Program and need to be re-certified. No refreshments available. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Conducted by the Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. Mon Feb 24 • 9:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $20 North Dale Rec • Course# 5626-WSA Mon Mar 10 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Rondo Community Outreach Library • Course# 5626-WSB Mon Apr 21 • 4:30p-8:30p • 1 session • $20 SPPS District Administration Building • Course# 5626-SSA 360 Colborne St. Wed May 21 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Rondo Community Outreach Library • Course# 5626-SSB

This 8-hour course is intended to improve the driving skills of motorists 55-years-of-age and older. Completion of this course will produce lower insurance rates. No refreshments available. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Conducted by the AARP Driver Safety Program. Sat Feb 1 • 8:30a-12:30p • 2 sessions • $24 Central HS • Course# 5627-WSA Wed/Thu Jun 4/5 • 12:00p-4:00p • 2 sessions • $24 East Side Learning Hub @ Harding HS • Course# 5627-SSA Sat Mar 15 • 8:30a-12:30p • 2 sessions • $24 Edgcumbe Rec • Course# 5627-WSB

Driver Safety Refresher

This 4-hour course is for those who have already completed the 8-hour Driver Safety course. Certificates will be issued to those completing the course. No refreshments available. Bring a snack/ beverage if you wish. Conducted by the AARP Driver Safety Program. Sat Feb 15 • 8:30a-12:30p • 1 session • $20 Central HS • Course# 5628-WSA Tue Feb 25 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Conway Rec • Course# 5628-WSB Tue Mar 11 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Conway Rec • Course# 5628-WSC Tue Apr 15 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Baker • Course# 5628-SSA Tue May 13 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 Conway Rec • Course# 5628-SSB Tue Jun 17 • 12:00p-4:00p • 1 session • $20 East Side Learning Hub @ Harding HS • Course# 5628-SSC

Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

Looking for volunteer resources? Check out these websites: http://www.sppsfoundation.org http://unitedwaytwincities.volunteematch.org/ http://www.handsontwincities.org

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Seniors Clubs l Driver Improvement l Fitness Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072.

fitness and HEALTH All Around Fitness

All Around Fitness (formerly EnhanceFitness) sessions feature exercise techniques for older adults, including strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Work at your own pace and receive personal attention from a trained instructor. We encourage you to participate two days a week. Tue/Thu Jan 14 • 9:15a-10:15a • 20 sessions • $55 Conway Rec • J. Campbell • Course# 5150-WSA Tue/Thu Apr 8 • 9:15a-10:15a • 20 sessions • $55 Conway Rec • J. Campbell • Course# 5150-SSA

Walking the Gym

Seniors, "put on your walking shoes," kick up your heels and walk inside the gym. Tue/Thu Jan 7 • 10:15a-11:15a • ongoing • Free Conway Rec • Course# 5250-WSA Wed Jan 8 • 1:00p-2:30p • ongoing • Free Conway Rec • Course# 5250-WSB

Blood Pressure Checks

Monitor your blood pressure on the first Thursday of each month. Sponsored by the Conway-Battle Creek Living at Home Block Nurse Program. No appointment needed. Thu Jan 9 • 11:30a-12:45p • ongoing • Free Conway Rec • Course# 5570-WSA

Foot Care Clinic

This personal foot care clinic will help you keep your feet healthy. The first and fourth Tuesday of each month. Fee is per half-hour. Appointments are taken through the Conway-Battle Creek Living at Home Block Nurse Program at 651-793-8190. Tue Jan 7 • 9:30a-12:30p • ongoing • $24 Conway Rec • Course# 5672-WSA

Looking for more classes relevant to your health and safety? See Health, pages 25-27.

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events Minnesota Summer Picnic

Tue Jun 10 • 11:30a-3:30p Como Park Pavilion • Course# 8500-SSA Once again Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's Recreation for Adults 50+ Program and Community Education Senior Program will be teaming up for a summer picnic. The day will include food, entertainment and prizes. UCare discount does not apply to this event. (Como Park Pavilion is located at Midway Pkwy. and Horton Ave.) For more information and to register, call the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's Recreation for Adults 50+ Program at 651-266-6447 after March 1. Schedule: 11:30a-1:30p – Picnic and entertainment Fee Options (UCare discount does not apply): $17 – Lunch and entertainment $23 – Lunch, entertainment and van transportation from the sites listed below: Conway Recreation Center, 2090 Conway St. Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S. Griggs St. North Dale Recreation Center, 1414 N. St. Albans St. SPNN Building Downtown, 375 Jackson St.

Second Harvest Heartland Volunteer Opportunity

Participate in a community service opportunity with the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization. Second Harvest Heartland distributes boxes of groceries each month to over 9,000 low-income seniors and mothers with children. All 9,000 boxes are packed by volunteers on our assembly line! You can be one of those volunteers. This service opportunity requires standing for approximately three hours, with occasional breaks, and placing an item in the boxes as they travel on a conveyor belt. Please wear closed-toe shoes for safety. Participants will meet at the Maplewood warehouse. Wed May 7 • 1:00p-4:00p • 1 session • Free Second Harvest Heartland's • S. Mansee • Course# 6410-SSA Maplewood Warehouse 1140 Gervais Ave., 55109 (Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 61) To register, call the C.E. Senior Program at 651-744-3072.

Register online at commed.spps.org


Seniors KEYSTONE COMMUNITY SERVICES SENIOR PROGRAM & OLDER ADULTS Merriam Park Community Center

This is a year-round senior program that provides health & exercise programs, volunteer opportunities, social and active programming and Meals On Wheels. These programs and activities are advertised in our Senior Hi-Lites which we send out five times per year. Programs are held at Merriam Park Community Center 2000 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN.

Health Education Fitness Classes Light Weights, Walking & Exercise Foot Care Qigong II & Specialty Classes on Arthritis and Balance, Osteoporosis and Light Weights Krafters 4-Hour Defensive Driving Classes Driver Refresher Classes Line Dance Flu Shots Health Fair Blood Pressure Day Trips Parties & Potlucks Card Playing Pickleball

For more information or if you would like to receive the Senior Hi-Lites, call 651-645-7424 or visit www.keystonecommunityservices.org.

Adult 55+ Programs & Services E n ric hi n g l ive s for ov e r 40 years Programs & serviCes: • Intergenerational • Volunteer Program Opportunities (October) • Knitting & Crocheting • Weekly Dance Group • Ask the Lawyer • Wellness Talks • Lunch Bunch • Block Nurse Services • Lunch N’ Bingo • Cards • Massage • Care Management • Meals on Wheels • Caregiving Resources • Parties • Counseling (Medicare, Veterans Benefits, • Square Dancing Pension Rights, Legal) • Tax Help • Educational Seminars • Third Age Yoga • Evening Presentations • Exercise Class • Fare for All Food Program • Foot Care Clinic 265 Oneida Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 • Hearing Loss Education 651-298-5493 • www.west7th.org • Heated Exercise Pool West 7th Branch Library also provides • Homemaking (Cleaning, programming and is located in our building. • 55-Alive Driving Class • Annual Aging Well Expo

Meal Prep, Laundry)

Senior Programs

Saint Paul Community Education Senior Program, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and other collaborating organizations are working together to serve seniors, retirees and adults over 50 across Saint Paul. Weekly Programming sites include: • Tuesday through Thursday at Conway Recreation Center • Tuesdays at Wellstone Center • Wednesdays at Oxford Community Center Activities include cards and games, exercise classes, art and craft classes, cooking classes, driver safety/ improvement classes, computer classes, health screening, social clubs and events, tours and much more! Call 651-744-3072 to register or for more details!

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers classes/activities for Adults 50+. For more information, call 651-266-6447.

Come and try out one exercise class for free!

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Travel Community l Theatre l Tours To register or for more information, call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072.

Tour Code Rating System The Saint Paul Community Education Tour Code Rating below is an approximate guide to help participants judge the activity level of a tour. Codes are based on the level of activity and physical ability rather than age. On the scale, 1 is the least demanding (appropriate for those with limited mobility but able to board buses on their own) and 5 is the most demanding, requiring a high level of physical fitness and mobility. If you’re unsure if a program is right for you, please call Sandy at 651-744-3072. 1 Limited mobility welcome 2 Must walk with minimal assistance 3 Active – able to do some steps and/or stairs 4 Demanding – extensive walking/stairs/standing 5 Only very fit

Payment/Refund Policy Day Trips: • 25% of fee is due at time of registration. • Balance is due three weeks prior to trip, unless noted. • Refunds minus a $5 processing fee will only be issued up to 15 business days prior to a scheduled day trip, unless otherwise specified • NO refunds will be issued less than 15 business days for a day trip. • NO refunds will be issued for individual cancellations due to inclement weather. Overnight Trips: • For trips under $1,000, 25% of fee is due at time of registration. • For trips over $1,000, $300 is due at time of registration. • Balance is due six weeks prior to trip, unless otherwise specified. • Refunds minus a $5 processing fee will only be issued up to 30 business days (six weeks) prior to a scheduled overnight trip (varies by vendor). • Unless specified, no refunds will be issued less than 30 business days (six weeks) prior to a scheduled overnight trip. Any trip canceled by Community Education will be fully refunded.

Pick-up Sites (vary by tour) Conway Recreation Center • 2090 Conway St. Oxford Community Center • 270 N. Lexington Pkwy. (Please park on the east side of parking lot away from the building.) SPPS District Administration Building • 360 Colborne St.

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Registration Information • Begins Monday, January 6, at 9:00 a.m. • Phone registration only and continues until tours are full: 651-744-3072. • Payment by credit card is preferred with registration. • Payment by check is accepted if received within ten days of registration. • No senior discount. Make payment to: ISD# 625, write the trip number(s) on the noteline, and mail to: C.E. Office at Harding HS East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Pick-up Sites (vary by tour). See Pick-up Sites listed below.

day tours Made in Minnesota 3 Wed Feb 26 • 8:00a-5:00p • $45 S. Mansee • Course# 8074-WSA Conway Rec (8:00 a.m.) • Oxford Community Center (8:20 a.m.) We know of 3M, General Mills, and Old Dutch, but there are so many other companies that call Minnesota home. Travel with us as we get an inside look at a few of these companies: Podiumwear, makers of athletic clothing; Acadian Candles, makers of soy candles; the William Marvy Company, maker of barber poles, to name a few. Lunch on your own. Fee includes admissions, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration is due by February 10.

2 All Things Irish Tue Mar 11 • 9:30a-3:30p • $59 T. McCormick • Course# 8075-WSA Conway Rec (9:30 a.m.) • Oxford Community Center (9:50 a.m.) The Emerald Isle has gifted St. Paul with a heritage rich in Celtic tradition, folklore, music and dance. Enjoy a day of All things Irish as we cross the Twin Cities! We'll visit St. Paul's celebrated Celtic Junction, newly created to showcase and nurture Celtic Arts: Irish dance, music, language, literature, art and theater. Meet the owners and enjoy a walk through the building – complete with lively dance and music demonstrations. Hear about the Book of Kells, St. Brendan, Archbishop Ireland, colonization, immigration, Irish cuisine, and the colorful history of some famous lads and lasses in St. Paul. Learn about the few, new and best authentic Irish Pubs in the Twin Cities. Wrap up with a stop for Irish candy, tea, crystal, woolens, claddagh rings, Belleek china, artwork, books and music all under one roof – Irish on Grand! Fee includes lunch, admissions, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration is due by January 27.


Travel Community l Theatre l Tours Mystery Tour 3 Wed Mar 26 • 8:30a-5:00p • $67 S. Mansee • Course# 8000-WSA Conway Rec (8:30 a.m.) • Oxford Community Center (8:50 a.m.) North, South, East, or West, which route will be the best? Wear an adventuresome spirit and give your normal routine a rest. Travel with us for a day of mystery. Admission, delicious lunch and new territory put to the test. Fee includes lunch, admissions, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration is due by March 10.

2 Making a Difference Wed Apr 16 • 7:55a-5:15p • $35 S. Mansee • Course# 8071-SSA Conway Rec (7:55 a.m.) • Oxford Community Center (8:15 a.m.) Get an inside look at three organizations that make a difference in our community with shelter, food, and disaster assistance. Habitat for Humanity works to create safe respectable housing for all people a matter conscience. Tour their new headquarters and visit a Habitat home building site. Second Harvest Heartland is the food source across Minnesota for those in need. Get an inside look at the Maplewood warehouse and hear about the impact they have on our communities. The American Red Cross is the resource when an immediate crisis occurs. Blood banks, natural disaster relief, reaching loved ones in the military and shelter from a fire, are a few ways they come to the rescue. Visit the Minneapolis headquarters with us and learn why they are the go-to resource in a crisis. Volunteer opportunities abound at these organizations; learn how you can make a difference, too. Lunch on your own. Fee includes tours, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration is due by April 1.

3 100 Mile Garage Sale Fri May 2 • 7:30a-6:00p • $45 S. Mansee • Course# 8002-SSA Oxford Community Center (7:30 a.m.) Deals, squeals and steals will be heard throughout the day as shoppers storm into the Mississippi River Valley area. Loop north, from Red Wing, Minnesota, and Prescott, Wisconsin, all the way south to Wabasha and beyond. Follow the trail through numerous river towns hunting for treasures and bargains. Prepare for the weather, bring your totes, wear comfortable shoes, and expect an incredibly fun time. Church bazaars and food sales will be plentiful. Retail shops and restaurants will offer bargains as well. A box lunch will be provided to enjoy in one of the many parks along the way. Fee includes lunch, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration is due by April 14.

2 House of Worship Tour Tue May 13 • 8:00a-5:00p • $45 S. Mansee • Course# 8048-SSA Conway Rec (8:00 a.m.) • Oxford Community Center (8:20 a.m.) Have you always wanted to visit and learn basic information about the many faiths of the Twin Cities? This year's tour will take us to the 42,000 square-foot Hindu Temple of Minnesota in Maple Grove, constructed in 2004. Tour the grounds of Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, current home of the Old Muskego Church, moved in 1904 from Wisconsin to St. Paul. We will also visit the Church of Christ Scientist and a Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall. Lunch on your own. Fee includes admissions, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration is due by April 28.

3 Cemetery Walking Tour Sat May 17 • 9:00a-3:30p • $29 M.B. Hummel • Course# 8001-SEA Calvary Cemetery, East Gate, 753 Front Ave., 55103 (9:00 a.m.) Enjoy a daylong walking tour of some of the finest of Saint Paul's wonderful cemeteries. Learn about the history of the city and also its sociology. Wear comfortable shoes and bring lunch money. You must have your own transportation between cemeteries.

Memorials and Monuments: 4 Minnesota State Capitol Mall Thu May 29 • 6:00p-8:30p • $19 T. McCormick • Course# 8076-SSA Sears parking lot at 425 Rice Street (6:00 p.m.) The Cass Gilbert Minnesota State Capitol, with its marble dome and golden horses, has stretched out at its feet as if a red carpet: a Mall of memorials, sculptures, carved walkways and hidden treasures. Experience stories not told in books, but brought to life in bronze, woven metal trellis, spiraling pyramids, paving stones and hammered steel – informative, interactive and surprisingly touching. Be ready for an inspirational journey through time – courtesy of remarkable artists who have immortalized Minnesota leaders and Minnesota's most important historical events! This is a walking tour with mostly paved walkways but very few places to sit. Dress for the weather. Bring water. Rain date is Friday, May 30.

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Travel Community l Theatre l Tours To register or for more information, call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072.

3 Southeastern Treasures Mon-Sun Apr 7-13 Single $2875; Double $2475; Triple $2275 MSP Airport • Course# 8072-FSA

extended tours Extended Tours Showcase Wed Jan 22 • 6:00p-7:30p • Free East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St., 55106 Course# 6115-WSA Complete details for all Community Education 2014 extended tours will be available. Tours include: Art Architecture and Museums Chicago-Style, Pacific Northwest, Trains of Colorado, and Branson Aglow. These tours are offered in cooperation with Landmark Tours, Medicine Lake Tours or by Community Education. Attend and receive complete details and the opportunity to be one of the first to register. Check online at www.commed.spps.org under tours for more information. Registration for the showcase is appreciated but not required. Call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072.

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Cure the winter blues! Fly into Atlanta and then travel by motorcoach to Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Asheville, North Carolina, spending two nights in each city. You'll experience insight into the history, architecture and culture of the southeast. Tour the Savannah and Charleston Historic Districts, take a carriage ride and tour a plantation home. We'll visit a Tea Plantation and tour the famous Biltmore Estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fee includes 12 meals, all included attractions, six nights lodging, round-trip airfare, deluxe motorcoach transportation, tour guide and travel insurance policy. A deposit of $300 is due at time of registration. Call for seat availability. This tour is planned in cooperation with Landmark Tours.

3 Art Architecture and Museums Chicago-Style Tue-Fri Jun 24-27 • 8:30 a.m. Single $749; Double $625 S. Mansee/T. McCormick • Course# 8077-SSA Tue Jun 24 • SPPS District Administration Building (8:30 a.m.) Fri Jun 27 • Return (6:30 p.m.) Architecture, art and museums Chicago-style! Travel to Spring Green to tour Taliesin, the most personal of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces. Take an intimate glimpse into the life of America's greatest architect. Enjoy dinner at a large 1857 Historic Stone Mill, recognized on the Food Network's "The Best of Country Cuisine". We'll spend overnight at Spring Valley Inn, built in the Prairie School tradition, where prints of Frank Lloyd Wright's works hang in the hallways and rooms, and relax by the outdoor fire pit or by the pool. Arrive in Chicago! Over the next two days, visit Oak Park with its famous Wright neighborhood, downtown Chicago's Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Chicago River. Enjoy a shoreline sightseeing architecture river tour of worldrenowned buildings including the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, Marina City, Trump Tower and the Sears Tower. And museums? There are so many to choose from! Spend an afternoon in the museum of your choice: Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute, or Adler Planetarium. Finish the trip with a bang! Enjoy Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theater and the Chicago’s Roaring Twenties show, Chicago's longest-running, audience-interactive dinner show – a 1920's Speakeasy awash with music, comedy, gangsters, flappers and prohibition cops. Outside of Milwaukee, visit the beautiful Boerner Botanical Gardens to enjoy water gardens adrift with water lilies and lotus, grassy malls, ornamental flowering trees and art; a place of quiet repose as we travel home. Fee includes seven meals, admissions, three nights lodging, baggage handling, taxes and gratuities for included items, deluxe motorcoach transportation and two experienced guides throughout the tour. Registration and final payment is due by May 2.


Travel Community l Theatre l Tours

3 Islands of Hawaii

3 Trains of Colorado

Thu-Sat Apr 24-May 3 Single $4995; Double $4175; Triple $3975 MSP Airport • Course# 8073-FSA

Thu-Fri Sep 11-19 Single $3295; Double $2795 MSP Airport • Course# 8078-SSA

Not one, but four Islands of Hawaii! Visit Oahu and see Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Pay respects at Pearl Harbor and tour Honolulu. The Big Island of Hawaii will thrill you with volcanos and sunsets. Kauai is the Garden Isle where the trees, flowers and waterfalls will amaze you. Maui brings beach time and a Luau as well. Rather than cruising between the islands and working from a ship to take shore excursions, this upscale land package provides lodging in ocean-front resort hotels and includes narrated tours on each island. Relax as you are immersed in the real spirit of the islands. Most people who visit Hawaii get to do it only once. Let Landmark Tours provide excellent hotels, interesting tours, quality meals and a sensible pace while you scratch Hawaii off your bucket list. Fee includes 15 meals, all included attractions, eight nights lodging, round-trip airfare, three inter-island flights, deluxe motorcoach transportation on each island, tour guide and travel insurance policy. A deposit of $300 is due at time of registration. Call for seat availability. This tour is planned in cooperation with Landmark Tours.

An excellent and exciting way to see the Centennial State is to travel the historical railroads that helped put it on the map. Rail excursions will include the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, the famous Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Georgetown Loop Railroad. The tour will also include visits to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Garden of the Gods and Mesa Verde National Park. Scheduled to take advantage of the spectacular fall colors in the mountains, this tour will be a photographer's delight! Fee includes 17 meals, all included attractions, eight nights lodging, round-trip airfare, deluxe motorcoach transportation, tour guide and travel insurance policy. A deposit of $300 is due at time of registration. Registration is due by March 31. After March 31, call for seat availability. Balance is due by July 1. This tour is planned in cooperation with Landmark Tours.

3 Pacific Northwest Tour Thu-Sat Aug 14-23 Single $3875; Double $3275 MSP Airport • Course# 8079-SSA This tour will start in Seattle where you will enjoy a trip to the top of the Space Needle and a cruise on Lake Washington. Portland is the next stop for a visit to its famous Rose Gardens and a journey into the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The drive along the dramatic Oregon Coastline will astound you, as will a visit to Crater Lake National Park. It only gets better as we drive through the Redwood National Park. Be amazed by the Avenue of the Giants. Travel through California Wine Country en route to San Francisco for a two-night stay in the City by the Bay. Fee includes 16 meals, all included attractions, eight nights lodging, round-trip airfare, deluxe motorcoach transportation, tour guide and travel insurance policy. A deposit of $300 is due at time of registration. Registration is due by March 31. After March 31, call for seat availability. Balance is due by May 31. This tour is planned in cooperation with Landmark Tours.

2 Branson Aglow Tue-Sat Nov 11-15 • 7:30 a.m. Single $1195; Double $950 S. Mansee • Course# 8080-SSA SPPS District Administration Building (7:30 a.m.) Sat Nov 15 • Return (7:00 p.m.) Branson aglow for the holidays! After a lovely overnight stay in Independence, Missouri, arrive in Branson where you will enjoy many outstanding performances and unique theatres in this kitschy tourist town. While there we will see the Daniel O'Donnell Show at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, the Broadway-style “Jonah” at the majestic Sight and Sound Theater, The Bretts at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater, and Todd Oliver & Friends (real-life talking dogs) at The New Americana Theatre. We will wrap up with an evening at the Silver Dollar City's "An Old Time Christmas" event, aglow with lights and entertainment throughout the park. See a final morning show before returning to the Independence Drury Inn. A farewell group dinner concludes with a special "Harry Truman" presentation. Fee includes 11 meals, five theater performances, an evening at Silver Dollar City, a Harry Truman presentation, four nights lodging, deluxe motorcoach transportation and gratuities for included meals. Registration and final payment is due by August 8. This tour is planned in cooperation with Medicine Lake Tours. WINTER/SPRING 2014

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Phone: 651-744-5094 Mail: C.E. Office at Central HS Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55104 Additional registration information on page 76.

All pools will be closed: Feb 4, 17, May 24

Parents/guardians/participants must complete and sign the Emergency Contact Form and Waiver on the first day of class in order to participate in C.E. Aquatics.

Winter Session Dates

Saturdays Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

January 25 – March 15 January 27 – March 17 • No class February 17 January 28 – March 18 • No class February 4 January 22 – March 12 January 23 – March 13

Spring Session Dates Saturdays Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

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April 12 – May 31 • No class May 24 April 7 – May 19 April 8 – May 20 April 9 – May 21 April 10 – May 22

More information on our website! www.commed.spps.org n Detailed class descriptions n What to bring to lessons n Policies and tips • If students are registered for an inappropriate class level, they will be moved to the appropriate class if space is available. • Make-up classes are not available when students are unable to attend their scheduled class. • Due to pool closings beyond our control, canceled classes may not be rescheduled or refunded. • School-aged children and older must use gender-appropriate locker rooms.

Children 6 months to 2 years old with a parent in the water will be introduced to movements in the water. Child must wear plastic pants or a swim diaper in the pool. No disposable diapers allowed.

Tiny Tots

For children ages 2-4 with a parent in the water. Learn water adjustment skills and have fun in the water. Child must wear plastic pants or a swim diaper in the pool. No disposable diapers allowed.

Waders with a Parent

For children ages 4 and 5 with little pool experience to prepare them for Waders (without a parent).

Waders

For children ages 4 and 5 without a parent in the water. Learn beginning swimming skills and have fun in the water.

Tween-Teen Beginning

Lessons for tweens and teens, ages 11-14, with little or no previous swimming experience. (Similar to American Red Cross Levels 2 and 3.)

Adult Beginning

Learn the basic strokes and proper breathing techniques. (Similar to American Red Cross Levels 1-3.)

Adult Intermediate – Stroke Development

Swimmers work to improve front and back crawl and increase endurance. Focus will be on technique and stroke refinement. Swimmers will also be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards (two lengths of the pool) without stopping.

Adult Intermediate – Endurance

Swimmers work on coordination and refinement of all strokes and increase their distances. Swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards (four lengths of the pool) without stopping.

Adult Advanced

Work on all strokes but emphasis will be on endurance and distance swimming (great for triathlon training). Swimmers must be able to swim 500 yards (20 lengths of the pool) without stopping.

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American Red Cross Swim Lessons (Ages 5-14) Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills

For children 5 years and older. Learn basic personal water safety information and skills to help participants feel comfortable in the water. Included are supported floats, glides, and combined strokes on front and back.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Level 3 – Stroke Development

Swimmers build on front and back crawl and are introduced to deep water skills. Included are water safety skills, survival floats, treading water, kneeling dives, dolphin kick, scissors kick, and elementary backstroke.

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

Swimmers work to improve front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke, and increase endurance. Included are water safety skills, open turns, standing dives, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke.

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

Swimmers work on coordination and refinement of all strokes (front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke) and increase their distances. Included are water safety skills, shallow-angle dives, surface dives, sculling, and flip turns.

Level 6 – Personal Water Safety

Swimmers work to refine strokes so they can swim with more ease, efficiency, and power over greater distances. Included are water safety skills, turns for all strokes, surface dives, survival swimming, and self-rescue techniques while clothed.

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Prenatal Water Exercise

Help alleviate pain and reduce stress and fatigue while strengthening postural muscles and building endurance in preparation for labor and delivery. Recommended for women at least 12 weeks pregnant. Doctor's approval required.

Swimnastics

This healthful and relaxing activity includes exercises for stretching, agility and a light aerobic workout that is done in shallow water.

Water Walking

Water Yoga

Discover ways to increase your coordination, flexibility and muscular endurance with innovative "yoga-like" moves in the water.

Trainings Lifeguard Training

Become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding for pools, First Aid, CPR, and AED. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. Students must be 15 years or older by the last day of class and be able to pass a skills pre-test. Participants who do not pass the pre-test will be issued a refund minus a $15 processing fee and will not be able to continue in the course. Certification will be issued after successful completion of written exams and skill tests; if participants do not pass the course, neither certification nor refund will be issued. For more information, and pre-test skills/requirements, call 651-744-5094.

Swim Instructor Assistant Training

Learn how to assist swim instructors in teaching swim lessons. Candidates must be 14 years or older, demonstrate a strong sense of maturity and responsibility, and be competent swimmers. Participants must pass a skills pre-test conducted on the first day. Participants unable to pass the skills pre-test will be refunded the course fee minus a $10 processing fee. The course consists of classroom training as well as 10 hours of hands-on training in the pool (hands-on training dates/times are discussed and scheduled during the classroom training portion). Certification will be issued after successful completion of both classroom and hands-on training. For more information, and pre-test skills/requirements, call 651-744-5094.

Water Safety for Families

Families learn and practice ways to stay safe in and around water. Families may consist of one parent/guardian and up to three children, ages 5-17. All participants bring swimsuit and towel and be prepared to get wet! Preregistration required; call 651-744-5094 to register.

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Swimmers must be comfortable in the water and have completed Level 1 or have equivalent skills. Included are water safety skills and unsupported floats, glides, and combined strokes on front and back.

Water Workout

This is a nationally-ranked program, coached by conscientious and hard-working coaches. You will learn swim skills which include dance and acrobatic movements accomplished on the surface and underwater. Participation in this activity requires a placement tryout and acceptance to a team level of your ability. For more information about the program and fees, call Vicky Knutsen at 651-470-3223, or visit their website at www.spssynchro.us.

Experience a full range of functional walking-through-water exercises to encourage core stability, balance, and preventing falls. Register online at commed.spps.org

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7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2002-WAB Mon Apr 7 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2002-SAA

Water Babies

7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2000-WAI Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2000-WAJ Mon Apr 7 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2000-SAA Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2000-SAB

Waders

7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-WAI Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-SAA

Swimnastics

Tiny Tots

7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb 17. Mon Jan 27 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2001-WAJ Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2001-WAK Mon Jan 27 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2001-WAL Mon Apr 7 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2001-SAA Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2001-SAB Mon Apr 7 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2001-SAC

7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 4:30p-5:20p • Course# 2202-WAA Mon Apr 7 • 4:30p-5:20p • Course# 2202-SAA

Water Yoga

7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2203-WAA Mon Apr 7 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2203-SAA

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Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills 8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2004-WAF 7 sessions • $60 • No class Feb. 17, May 24. Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2004-WAG Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2004-SAA Sat Apr 12 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2004-SAH

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills 8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2005-WAD 7 sessions • $60 • No class Feb. 17, May 24. Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2005-WAE Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2005-SAA Sat Apr 12 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2005-SAF

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Level 3 – Stroke Development

8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2006-WAD 7 sessions • $60 • No class Feb. 17, May 24. Mon Jan 27 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2006-WAE Mon Apr 7 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2006-SAA Sat Apr 12 • 12:45p-1:35p • Course# 2006-SAF

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

7 sessions • $60 • No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2007-WAC Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2007-SAA

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

7 sessions • $60 • No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2008-WAC Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2008-SAA

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Water Workout

Adult Intermediate – Stroke Development

Lifeguard Training

7 sessions • $60 • No class Feb. 17. Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2009-WAC Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-7:50p • Course# 2009-SAA

7 sessions • $58 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2101-WAA Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2101-SAA

7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2200-WAC Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-6:50p • Course# 2200-SAA

6 sessions • $225 • Skills pre-test Thur, Mar. 27, 7:00p-8:00p Mon-Fri Mar 31-Apr 4 • 8:30a-4:00p • Course# 2302-SAA

Swim Instructor Assistant Training

Adult Advanced

7 sessions • $58 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 8:00p-8:50p • Course# 2102-WAA Tue Apr 8 • 8:00p-8:50p • Course# 2102-SAA

Water Safety for Families

1 session • Free Fri Apr 11 • 5:30p-7:00p • Course# 2301-SAA Fri May 16 • 5:30p-7:00p • Course# 2301-SAB

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5 sessions • $60 Mon-Fri Mar 24-28 • 4:00p-7:00p • Course# 2300-WAA

Adult Intermediate – Endurance

Maryland Ave. Como Park Elementary School 780 W. Wheelock Pkwy.

Water Babies

8 sessions • $51 Wed Jan 22 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2000-WAA Wed Jan 22 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2000-WAB Wed Jan 22 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2000-WAC Thu Jan 23 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2000-WAD Thu Jan 23 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2000-WAE Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-9:25a • Course# 2000-WAF Sat Jan 25 • 9:30a-9:55a • Course# 2000-WAG Sat Jan 25 • 10:30a-10:55a • Course# 2000-WAH

7 sessions • $46 • No class May 24. Wed Apr 9 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2000-SAC Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2000-SAD Wed Apr 9 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2000-SAE Thu Apr 10 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2000-SAF Thu Apr 10 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2000-SAG Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:25a • Course# 2000-SAH Sat Apr 12 • 9:30a-9:55a • Course# 2000-SAI Sat Apr 12 • 10:30a-10:55a • Course# 2000-SAJ

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8 sessions • $51 Wed Jan 22 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2001-WAA Wed Jan 22 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2001-WAB Wed Jan 22 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2001-WAC Thu Jan 23 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2001-WAD Thu Jan 23 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2001-WAE Sat Jan 25 • 9:30a-9:55a • Course# 2001-WAF Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:25a • Course# 2001-WAG Sat Jan 25 • 10:30a-10:55a • Course# 2001-WAH Sat Jan 25 • 11:00a-11:25a • Course# 2001-WAI 7 sessions • $46 • No class May 24. Wed Apr 9 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2001-SAD Wed Apr 9 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2001-SAE Wed Apr 9 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2001-SAF Thu Apr 10 • 6:00p-6:25p • Course# 2001-SAG Thu Apr 10 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2001-SAH Sat Apr 12 • 9:30a-9:55a • Course# 2001-SAI Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:25a • Course# 2001-SAJ Sat Apr 12 • 10:30a-10:55a • Course# 2001-SAK Sat Apr 12 • 11:00a-11:25a • Course# 2001-SAL

Waders with a Parent

8 sessions • $51 Sat Jan 25 • 11:30a-11:55a • Course# 2002-WAA 7 sessions • $46 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 11:30a-11:55a • Course# 2002-SAB

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8 sessions • $51 Wed Jan 22 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2003-WAA Wed Jan 22 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-WAB Thu Jan 23 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2003-WAC Thu Jan 23 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-WAD Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-9:25a • Course# 2003-WAE Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:25a • Course# 2003-WAF Sat Jan 25 • 11:00a-11:25a • Course# 2003-WAG Sat Jan 25 • 11:30a-11:55a • Course# 2003-WAH 7 sessions • $46 • No class May 24. Wed Apr 9 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2003-SAB Wed Apr 9 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-SAC Thu Apr 10 • 6:30p-6:55p • Course# 2003-SAD Thu Apr 10 • 7:00p-7:25p • Course# 2003-SAE Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:25a • Course# 2003-SAF Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:25a • Course# 2003-SAG Sat Apr 12 • 11:00a-11:25a • Course# 2003-SAH Sat Apr 12 • 11:30a-11:55a • Course# 2003-WAI

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills 8 sessions • $65 Wed Jan 22 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2004-WAA Thu Jan 23 • 5:00p-5:50p • Course# 2004-WAB 7 sessions - $60 Wed Apr 9 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2004-SAC Thu Apr 10 • 5:00p-5:50p • Course# 2004-SAD

Water Walking

8 sessions • $51 Thu Jan 23 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2206-WAA 7 sessions • $46 Thu Apr 10 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2206-SAA

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Como Park Senior High School 740 W. Rose Avenue

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Adult Beginning

7 sessions • $60 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2005-WAF Tue Apr 8 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2005-SAB

7 sessions • $58 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2100-WAA Tue Apr 8 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2100-SAA

Level 3 – Stroke Development

Deep Water Exercise A-Z

Tween-Teen Beginning

Prenatal Water Exercise

7 sessions • $60 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2006-WAF Tue Apr 8 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2006-SAB

7 sessions • $58 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2012-WAA Tue Apr 8 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2012-SAA

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7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 5:30p-6:20p • Course# 2210-WAA Tue Apr 8 • 5:30p-6:20p • Course# 2210-SAA

7 sessions • $46 • No class Feb. 4. Tue Jan 28 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2208-WAA Tue Apr 8 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2208-SAA

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills 8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 11:45a-12:35p • Course# 2005-WAC 7 sessions • $60 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 11:45a-12:35p • Course# 2005-SAE

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Level 3 – Stroke Development

8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 11:45a-12:35p • Course# 2006-WAC 7 sessions • $60 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 11:45a-12:35p • Course# 2006-SAE

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8 sessions • $65 Thu Jan 23 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2004-WAC 7 sessions • $60 Thu Apr 10 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2004-SAE

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills 8 sessions • $65 Thu Jan 23 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2005-WAA 7 sessions • $60 Thu Apr 10 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2005-SAC

Level 3 – Stroke Development

8 sessions • $65 Thu Jan 23 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2006-WAA 7 sessions • $60 Thu Apr 10 • 6:30p-7:20p • Course# 2006-SAC

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

8 sessions • $65 Thu Jan 23 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2007-WAA

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Level 6 – Personal Water Safety

8 sessions • $65 Thu Jan 23 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2009-WAA 7 sessions • $60 Thu Apr 10 • 7:30p-8:20p • Course# 2009-SAB

Water Workout

8 sessions • $51 Thu Jan 23 • 5:30p-6:20p • Course# 2200-WAA 7 sessions • $46 Thu Apr 10 • 5:30p-5:55p • Course# 2200-SAB Larpenteur Ave.

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Washington Technology Secondary School 1495 Rice Street

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement

8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2005-WAB 7 sessions • $60 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2005-SAD

8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-9:50a • Course# 2008-WAB 7 sessions • $60 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:50a • Course# 2008-SAC

Level 3 – Stroke Development

Level 6 – Personal Water Safety

8 sessions • $65. Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2006-WAB 7 sessions • $60 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2006-SAD

8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2009-WAB 7 sessions • $60 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:50a • Course# 2009-SAC

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8 sessions • $65 Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-9:50a • Course# 2007-WAB 7 sessions • $60 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:50a • Course# 2007-SAC

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8 sessions • $51 Sat Jan 25 • 8:00a-8:50a • Course# 2200-WAB 7 sessions • $46 • No class May 24. Sat Apr 12 • 8:00a-8:50a • Course# 2200-SAC Register online at commed.spps.org


Aquatics Child l Adult l Fitness Introduction to Synchronized Swimming

at Cherokee Heights Elementary Participants must have swimming skills equivalent to American Red Cross Level 3. Swimmers will learn the basics of synchronized swimming and perform a basic routine the last day of class. Call Vicky Knutsen with questions at 651-470-3223. 22 sessions • $105 St. Paul Stars staff Tue Jan 7 • 4:30p-8:00p • Course# 2020-WAA Tue Apr 8 • 4:30p-8:00p • Course# 2020-SAA

Beginning Synchronized Swimming

at Harding High School Participants must have swimming skills equivalent to American Red Cross Level 3. Swimmers will learn the basics of synchronized swimming which include dance and acrobatic movements on the surface and underwater and perform a basic routine in the spring show and possible spring competitions. Call Vicky Knutsen with questions at 651-470-3223. 31 sessions • $150 St. Paul Stars staff Fri Jan 3 • 5:30p-8:30p • Course# 2021-WAA 20 sessions • $150 St. Paul Stars staff Tue Apr 8 • 5:30p-8:30p • Course# 2021-SAA

Advanced Synchronized Swimming

at Humboldt Secondary School In this nationally-ranked program you will learn swim skills which include dance and acrobatic movements on the surface and underwater. Participation in this activity requires a placement tryout and acceptance to a team level of competition. Call Vicky Knutsen with questions at 651-470-3223. 58 sessions • $200 V. Knutsen Thu Jan 2 • 7:30a-1:30p • Course# 2022-WAA 37 sessions • $200 V. Knutsen Mon Apr 7 • 7:30a-1:30p • Course# 2022-SAA

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education
is currently hiring lifeguards and instructors.

Lifeguard

Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Minimum Qualifications: Current certification in the following: n American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED

Get trained as a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor! See pages 49, 51.

Swim Instructor

Responsible for teaching American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons, parent and child classes, and adult instructional classes. Minimum Qualifications: Current certification in the following: n American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or similar certification Current certification in the following is preferred: n American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED

For more information and to apply, call 651-744-5094 or visit www.commed.spps.org.

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FamilyLearning Adult Planetarium

CLEAR

Adults with Disabilities Programs

English // Computer Skills // Job Skills // College Prep Community, Leisure Education and Recreation 651-293-5272 CLEAR classes offer opportunities to meet with old and new friends, share interests, explore talents and learn new skills necessary for a rich and independent life in a congenial environment. Classes include Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Computer, Cooking, Dance Exercise, Fashion, Games, Music, Movies, Needlework, Swimming and more. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. FREE ADULT CLASSES at Bridge View School, 360 Colborne Street

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Supportive Experiential Education

Call 651-290-4822

651-228-3655 SEED classes provide an opportunity for adults who have experienced mental illness to develop intellectual, creative, social and practical skills. Classes include Independent Living Skills, Expressive Arts, Adult Basic and Continuing Education, Technology, Science and Physical Education.

Community Cultural Center

651-293-5272 The Community Cultural Center provides activities and special events for adults with developmental disabilities. Monthly calendars list a variety of activities including Cooking, Crafts, Bingo, Karaoke and Sports.

MORNING, AFTERNOONS, AND EVENINGS

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Saint Paul Public Schools Education and Community Services Center (lower level), 1780 West 7th Street

Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Bridge View School, 360 Colborne Street

CALL, VISIT OR STOP IN FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.commed.spps.org Phone - 651-290-4822 Web - www.hubbs.spps.org

GED // Math // English // Computer Skills // Job Skills // College Prep

FREE ADULT CLASSES

JOIN TODAY!

FREE ADULT CLASSES

JOIN TODAY!

Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings At locations throughout Saint Paul

Call 651-290-4822

MORNING, AFTERNOONS, AND EVENINGS

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The Office of Alternative Education (OAE)

AlternAtive educAtion

helps students work towards graduation.

Our quality programs include — ● After School “Extended Day” Classes (elementary, middle and high school - including new “Hub Programs” at Battle Creek & Riverview elementary schools) edl.spps.org • (651) 744-8020

● Adolescent Girls & Parenting Education (AGAPE) High School agape.spps.org • (651) 228-7746

● Evening High School (Gordon Parks & East Side Learning Hub @ Harding) ehs.spps.org • (651) 744-1210

● Gordon Parks High School gordonparks.spps.org • (651) 744-1212

● LEAP High School leap.spps.org • (651) 228-7706

● Online Learning Options online.spps.org • (651) 744-8013

● Summer School summer.spps.org • (651) 744-8020

Our classes occur during the school day, after school, online and in the evenings. Class sizes are small and we offer flexible schedules and online opportunities as well as access to community service and student leadership programs. High school classes and college and career opportunities are provided in several locations. Academic support, credit recovery and ACT prep are other excellent options.

AmlternAtive e ducAtion ore

one thing to love about SPPS ˆ alted.spps.org Questions? Our knowledgeable staff is available to help design an alternative path for you! Call us.

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Family Planetarium Gymnastics Beginners l Flips l Tumbling Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383. Our gymnastics program is safe, supportive, engaging and fun. In class, children gain flexibility, leadership, strength and coordination. Our instructors enjoy working with youth of all ages and abilities. We do end-of-session evaluations of students and inform families when their children are ready to progress. Observation is limited to the last day of class. Parents/guardians must complete and sign a waiver on the first day of class in order for their child to participate. No class at any site on Jan. 20, Feb. 4, Feb. 17, May 26. (In addition, no class Jan. 27, Feb. 27 – Highland Park HS only.) Spring recitals: Central – May 23 • Highland Park – May 23 • SAP – May 20

Tiny Tumblers

18-30 months and adult. Let's work together to develop balancing, jumping, rolling, climbing and hanging skills! SAP Elem Tue Jan 21 • 5:15p-5:45p • 8 sessions • $44 • Course# 200-WYA Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-9:30a • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 200-WYB Sat Jan 25 • 9:30a-10:00a • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 200-WYC Sat Jan 25 • 11:30a-12:00p • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 200-WYD Tue Apr 8 • 5:15p-5:45p • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 200-SYA Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:30a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 200-SYB Sat Apr 12 • 9:30a-10:00a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 200-SYC Sat Apr 12 • 11:30a-12:00p • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 200-SYD

Tumble Together

Ages 2-5 and adult. Learn gymnastics in a semi-structured class and develop balancing, jumping, rolling, climbing and hanging skills. We'll also practice following directions as well as gymnastic vocabulary. Each day we will do a group activity and a set of stations where participants and their adult can work on a skill at their own pace. Central HS Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-9:30a • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 201-WYB Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:30a • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 201-WYC Mon Jan 27 • 5:30p-6:00p • 7 sessions • $39 • Course# 201-WYA Mon Apr 7 • 5:30p-6:00p • 7 sessions • $39 • Course# 201-SYA Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:30a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYB Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:30a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYC Highland Park HS Thu Jan 16 • 6:30p-7:00p • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 201-WYD Sat Jan 18 • 9:00a-9:30a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 201-WYE Sat Jan 18 • 9:30a-10:00a • 10 sessions • $55 • Course# 201-WYF Thu Apr 10 • 6:30p-7:00p • 7 sessions • $39 • Course# 201-SYD Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:30a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYE Sat Apr 12 • 9:30a-10:00a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYF

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SAP Elem Tue Jan 21 • 5:45p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $44 • Course# 201-WYG Tue Jan 21 • 6:15p-6:45p • 8 sessions • $44 • Course# 201-WYH Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:30a • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 201-WYI Sat Jan 25 • 10:30a-11:00a • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 201-WYJ Sat Jan 25 • 11:00a-11:30a • 9 sessions • $50 • Course# 201-WYK Tue Apr 8 • 5:45p-6:15p • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYG Tue Apr 8 • 6:15p-6:45p • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYH Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:30a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYI Sat Apr 12 • 10:30a-11:00a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYJ Sat Apr 12 • 11:00a-11:30a • 6 sessions • $33 • Course# 201-SYK

Tumble Bees

Ages 3-5. Learn basic gymnastic skills, body awareness, group activities, problem solving, following directions and gymnastic vocabulary. Child must be toilet trained and comfortable without a parent in the room. Central HS Wed Jan 22 • 5:00p-5:45p • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 202-WYA Thu Jan 23 • 5:00p-5:45p • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 202-WYB Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-9:45a • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 202-WYC Sat Jan 25 • 10:30a-11:15a • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 202-WYD Wed Apr 9 • 5:00p-5:45p • 7 sessions • $49 • Course# 202-SYA Thu Apr 10 • 5:00p-5:45p • 7 sessions • $49 • Course# 202-SYB Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:45a • 6 sessions • $42 • Course# 202-SYC Sat Apr 12 • 10:30a-11:15a • 6 sessions • $42 • Course# 202-SYD Highland Park HS Tue Jan 14 • 4:30p-5:15p • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 202-WYE Sat Jan 18 • 10:00a-10:45a • 10 sessions • $70 • Course# 202-WYF Tue Apr 8 • 4:30p-5:15p • 7 sessions • $49 • Course# 202-SYE Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:45a • 6 sessions • $42 • Course# 202-SYF SAP Elem Tue Jan 21 • 6:15p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $56 • Course# 202-WYG Sat Jan 25 • 9:15a-10:00a • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 202-WYH Sat Jan 25 • 11:00a-11:45a • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 202-WYI Tue Apr 8 • 6:15p-7:00p • 6 sessions • $42 • Course# 202-SYG Sat Apr 12 • 9:15a-10:00a • 6 sessions • $42 • Course# 202-SYH Sat Apr 12 • 11:00a-11:45a • 6 sessions • $42 • Course# 202-SYI Register online at commed.spps.org


Gymnastics Beginners l Flips l Tumbling

Beginners

Ages 5 and up with little or no previous gymnastic experience. Gymnasts will learn the basics of floor exercise, uneven bars, balance beam, vault and dance. Central HS Tue Jan 21 • 5:00p-6:00p • 8 sessions • $64 • Course# 203-WYB Wed Jan 22 • 5:45p-6:45p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-WYC Thu Jan 23 • 5:45p-6:45p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-WYD Thu Jan 23 • 7:00p-8:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-WYE • Ages 9-13 only Sat Jan 25 • 9:30a-10:30a • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-WYF Sat Jan 25 • 10:45a-11:45a • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-WYG Mon Jan 27 • 7:00p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 203-WYA Mon Apr 7 • 7:00p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 203-SYA Tue Apr 8 • 5:00p-6:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 203-SYB Wed Apr 9 • 5:45p-6:45p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 203-SYC Thu Apr 10 • 5:45p-6:45p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 203-SYD Thu Apr 10 • 7:00p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 203-SYE • Ages 9-13 Only Sat Apr 12 • 9:30a-10:30a • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 203-SYF Sat Apr 12 • 10:45a-11:45a • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 203-SYG Highland Park HS Tue Jan 14 • 6:00p-7:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-WYH Sat Jan 18 • 12:30p-1:30p • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 203-WYI Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-7:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 203-SYH Sat Apr 12 • 12:30p-1:30p • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 203-SYI SAP Elem Tue Jan 21 • 5:15p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $64 • Course# 203-WYJ Tue Jan 21 • 6:15p-7:15p • 8 sessions • $64 • Course# 203-WYK Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-10:00a • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-WYL Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-11:00a • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 203-WYM Tue Apr 8 • 5:15p-6:15p • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 203-SYJ Tue Apr 8 • 6:15p-7:15p • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 203-SYK Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-10:00a • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 203-SYL Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-11:00a • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 203-SYM

Register online at commed.spps.org

Advanced Beginners

Ages 6 and up. Coach approval required. Gymnasts who wish to progress more quickly may register for more than one class a week. Central HS Wed Jan 22 • 7:00p-8:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 204-WYA Thu Jan 23 • 7:00p-8:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 204-WYB Sat Jan 25 • 11:15a-12:15p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 204-WYC Wed Apr 9 • 7:00p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 204-SYA Thu Apr 10 • 7:00p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 204-SYB Sat Apr 12 • 11:15a-12:15p • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 204-SYC Highland Park HS Tue Jan 14 • 7:00p-8:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 204-WYD Sat Jan 18 • 11:30a-12:30p • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 204-WYE Tue Apr 8 • 7:00p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 204-SYD Sat Apr 12 • 11:30a-12:30p • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 204-SYE SAP Elem Tue Jan 21 • 5:15p-6:15p • 8 sessions • $64 • Course# 204-WYF Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-10:00a • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 204-WYG Sat Jan 25 • 11:00a-12:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 204-WYH Tue Apr 8 • 5:15p-6:15p • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 204-SYF Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-10:00a • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 204-SYG Sat Apr 12 • 11:00a-12:00p • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 204-SYH

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Family Planetarium Gymnastics Beginners l Flips l Tumbling Register online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383.

Boys Only Beginners

Participants work on vault, rings, pommel horse, high bar, parallel bars and floor. Central HS • Ages 4-6 Thu Jan 23 • 5:00p-5:45p • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 208-WYB Mon Jan 27 • 6:15p-7:00p • 7 sessions • $49 • Course# 208-WYA Mon Apr 7 • 6:15p-7:00p • 7 sessions • $49 • Course# 208-SYA Thu Apr 10 • 5:00p-5:45p • 7 sessions • $49 • Course# 208-SYB Central HS • Ages 7-13 Tue Jan 21 • 6:00p-7:00p • 8 sessions • $64 • Course# 208-WYC Thu Jan 23 • 6:00p-7:00p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 208-WYD Tue Apr 8 • 6:00p-7:00p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 208-SYC Thu Apr 10 • 6:00p-7:00p • 17 sessions • $56 • Course# 208-SYD

Boys Only Advanced Beginners

Coach approval required. Central HS Tu/Thu Jan 21 • 6:45p-8:00p • 17 sessions • $153 • Course# 214-WYA Tu/Thu Apr 8 • 6:45p-8:00p • 14 sessions • $126 • Course# 214-SYA

Boys Only Gymnastics Mini-Camp at Central Senior High School

Ages 5-13. Flip, tumble and twist! Build your gymnastic skills and new friendships with other male gymnasts. We’ll work on vault, rings, pommel horse, high bar, parallel bars and floor. M-W Mar 31-Apr 2 • 9:00a-12:00p • 3 sessions • $60 • Course# 211-SYA

Mini Flips

Ages 3-6. Coach approval required. Central HS Sat Jan 25 • 10:45a-11:45a • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 205-WYA Sat Apr 12 • 10:45a-11:45a • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 205-SYA Highland Park HS Tue Jan 14 • 5:15p-6:00p • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 205-WYB Sat Jan 18 • 10:45a-11:30a • 10 sessions • $70 • Course# 205-WYC Tue Apr 8 • 5:15p-6:00p • 7 sessions • $49 • Course# 205-SYB Sat Apr 12 • 10:45a-11:30a • 6 sessions • $42 • Course# 205-SYC SAP Elem Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:45a • 9 sessions • $63 • Course# 205-WYD Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:45a • 6 sessions • $42 • Course# 205-SYD

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Kinder Flips

Ages 4-6. Coach approval required. Central HS Tue Jan 21 • 5:00p-6:30p • 8 sessions • $80 • Course# 206-WYA Tue Apr 8 • 5:00p-6:30p • 7 sessions • $70 • Course# 206-SYA Highland Park HS Thu Jan 16 • 4:30p-5:30p • 9 sessions • $72 • Course# 206-WYB Sat Jan 18 • 11:30a-12:30p • 10 sessions • $80 • Course# 206-WYC Thu Apr 10 • 4:30p-5:30p • 7 sessions • $56 • Course# 206-SYB Sat Apr 12 • 11:30a-12:30p • 6 sessions • $48 • Course# 206-SYC

Flips

Ages 6 and up. Coach approval required. Central HS Tue Jan 21 • 6:30p-8:00p • 8 sessions • $80 • Course# 207-WYA Thu Jan 23 • 5:00p-7:00p • 9 sessions • $108 • Course# 207-WYB Tue Apr 8 • 6:30p-8:00p • 7 sessions • $70 • Course# 207-SYA Thu Apr 10 • 5:00p-7:00p • 7 sessions • $84 • Course# 207-SYB Highland Park HS Thu Jan 16 • 4:30p-6:30p • 9 sessions • $108 • Course# 207-WYC Sat Jan 18 • 11:00a-12:30p • 10 sessions • $100 • Course# 207-WYD Thu Apr 10 • 4:30p-6:30p • 7 sessions • $84 • Course# 207-SYC Sat Apr 12 • 11:00a-12:30p • 6 sessions • $60 • Course# 207-SYD SAP Elem Sat Jan 25 • 10:30a-12:00p • 9 sessions • $90 • Course# 207-WYE Sat Apr 12 • 10:30a-12:00p • 6 sessions • $60 • Course# 207-SYE

High School

For high school competitors at the Junior Varsity and Varsity level. Strength and conditioning included. Highland Park HS Thu Apr 10 • 4:30p-6:30p • 7 sessions • $84 • Course# 210-SYA

Register online at commed.spps.org


Gymnastics Beginners l Flips l Tumbling Salto

Coach approval required. Central HS Wed Jan 8 • 5:00p-7:00p • $143 • Course# 253-WYA • Additional practice Jan. 2, 5:00p-7:00p. Class ends Mar. 26. Wed Apr 9 • 5:00p-7:00p • $88 • Course# 253-SYA • Class ends May 28.

Salto Petite

Coach approval required. Central HS Mon/Fri Jan 3 • 5:00p-7:00p • $264 • Course# 254-WYA • Additional practice Jan. 2, 5:00p-7:00p. Class ends Mar. 28. Mon/Fri Apr 7 • 5:00p-7:00p • $165 • Course# 254-SYA • Class ends May 30.

Salto Elite

Coach approval required. Central HS Mon/Wed/Fri Jan 3 • 5:00p-8:00p • $414 • Course# 255-WYA • Additional practice Jan. 2, 5:00p-8:00p. Two-day option $299. Class ends Mar. 28. Mon/Wed/Fri Apr 7 • 5:00p-8:00p • $265 • Course# 255-SYA • Two-day option $184. Class ends May 30.

Dragonflies

Coach approval required. Highland Park HS Wed/Fri Jan 3 • Wednesdays 4:30p-7:30p • $299 • Course# 257-WYA Fridays 4:00p-7:00p • Additional practice Jan. 2, 4:30p-7:30p Class ends Mar. 28. Wed/Fri Apr 7 • Wednesdays 4:30p-7:30p • $184 • Course# 257-SYA Fridays 4:00p-7:00p • Class ends May 30.

Dragons

Coach approval required. Highland Park HS Mon/Wed/Fri Jan 3 • Mon/Wed 5:00p-8:00p • $402 • Course# 252-WYA Fridays 4:00p-7:00p • Additional practice Jan. 2, 5:00p-8:00p Class ends Mar. 28. Mon/Wed/Fri Apr 7 • Mon/Wed 5:00p-8:00p • $256 • Course# 252-SYA Fridays 4:00p-7:00p • Class ends May 30.

Lil' Sparks

Coach approval required. Highland Park HS Mon Jan 6 • 4:30p-6:30p • $99 • Course# 250-WYA • Class ends Mar. 24. Mon Apr 7 • 4:30p-6:30p • $77 • Course# 250-SYA • Class ends May 19.

Fireflies

Coach approval required. Highland Park HS Mon/Wed Jan 6 • 4:30p-6:30p • $243 • Course# 251-WYA • Additional practice Jan. 2, 4:30p-6:30p. Class ends Mar. 26. Mon/Wed Apr 7 • 4:30p-6:30p • $165 • Course# 251-SYA • Class ends May 28.

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FamilyArts Youth Planetarium l Culture l Science l Sports Registration

Phone: 651-487-7383 Mail: C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center 560 Concordia Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103 Additional registration information on page 76. • Youth program discount of 15% available for youth who qualify for a free or reduced lunch. Youth program discount is not applicable for Aquatics, Gymnastics or Driver Education.

Looking for Afterschool Classes?

Community Education offers afterschool classes throughout the city (days and topics vary by location). Children do not need to attend the school in order to participate. For more information, call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383, or visit www.commed.spps.org for full listings of afterschool classes in your area.

studio and performing arts Comic Book Creation

Grades 2-6. Write and draw your own comic book! Develop your own characters and create a storyline as your imagination comes to life. No class Feb. 15. Sat Feb 1 • 9:30a-11:30a • 4 sessions • $48 Central HS • K. Schweiger • Course# 1070-WYA

Ballet

Ages 4-6. Together we'll learn about ballet! Develop basic skills such as flexibility, posture and movement coordination. Finish the class with a performance for your family and special guests. No class Feb. 15. Sat Jan 25 • 10:45a-11:30a • 6 sessions • $36 Central HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1988-WYB Thu Jan 30 • 6:45p-7:30p • 4 sessions • $24 Highland Park MS • J. Davidson • Course# 1988-WYA Thu Apr 24 • 6:45p-7:30p • 4 sessions • $24 Highland Park MS • J. Davidson • Course# 1988-SYA

Dance Fundamentals

Dance: Ribbons and Twirls

Ages 3-5. Wrap yourself in ribbon and dance the day away! Focusing on ballet and jazz dance, we'll twirl through the moves with ribbon sticks. Fee includes ribbon stick. No class Feb. 15. Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-10:45a • 6 sessions • $40 Central HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-WYA Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-6:45p • 6 sessions • $40 Harding HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-WYB Thu Jan 30 • 6:00p-6:45p • 4 sessions • $28 Highland Park MS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-WYC Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:45a • 6 sessions • $40 Central HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-SYA Thu Apr 17 • 6:00p-6:45p • 4 sessions • $28 Highland Park MS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-SYC Wed Apr 23 • 6:00p-6:45p • 4 sessions • $28 Harding HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1155-SYB

Hip-Hop Dance

Grades 1-4. Learn hip-hop dance skills in a fun and upbeat class. Create your own moves and perform for your family on the last day of class. Wed Jan 29 • 6:00p-6:45p • 6 sessions • $36 Harding HS • A. Worley • Course# 1051-WYA Wed Apr 23 • 6:00p-6:45p • 4 sessions • $24 Harding HS • A. Worley • Course# 1051-SYA

Storybook Dance

Grades K-2. Take your favorite stories and turn them into dances! Read about The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle and make your own chameleon choreography. Performance on the last day for family members and special guests. Wed Apr 23 • 6:45p-7:30p • 4 sessions • $24 Harding HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1341-SYA

Ages 4-6. Together we'll try different dance styles: ballet, jazz and lyrical dance with an emphasis on ballet. We'll also learn basic skills such as class etiquette and structure, flexibility and movement coordination. Wed Jan 29 • 6:45p-7:30p • 6 sessions • $36 Harding HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1050-WYA Sat Apr 12 • 10:45a-11:30a • 6 sessions • $36 Central HS • J. Davidson • Course# 1050-SYA

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Youth Arts l Culture l Science l Sports Guitar: Individual Lessons

Dazzling Cartoons

Grades 1-5. Draw exciting, dynamic characters starting with the party animals. In this step-by-step drawing class for new and returning youth, use colored pencils and markers to explore patterns and designs. Finish one drawing during each class. Mon Apr 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 7 sessions • $70 SAP Elem • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-SYC Tue Apr 8 • 3:10p-4:15p • 7 sessions • $70 Horace Mann School • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-SYD Tue Apr 15 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • $60 Nokomis – North Campus • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-SYB Wed Apr 16 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • $60 Highland Park Elem • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-SYI

More Dazzling Drawings

Grades 1-5. Draw the Still Life Backpack, Sporty Snowboarder and Grant Wood's American Gothic. Depict the winter season in this step-by-step drawing class for new and returning youth. Use colored pencils and markers to explore warm and cool colors, patterns and designs. Finish one drawing during each class. No class Jan. 20, 21, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon Jan 6 • 3:10p-4:15p • 8 sessions • $80 SAP Elem • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-WYB Tue Jan 7 • 3:10p-4:15p • 10 sessions • $100 Horace Mann School • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-WYC Wed Jan 15 • 4:15p-5:15p • 10 sessions • $100 Highland Park Elem • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-WYH Tue Jan 28 • 4:15p-5:15p • 8 sessions • $80 Nokomis – North Campus • Young Rembrandts • Course# 1208-WYA

Grades 1-6. Learn the basics of acoustic guitar or improve your current skills. Participants must bring their own guitar. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-487-7383 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. No class Jan. 20, 21, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon Jan 6 • 3:10p-5:40p • 8 sessions • $144 EXPO Elem • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-WYA Tue Jan 7 • 3:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • $180 Horace Mann School • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-WYB Thu Jan 9 • 3:10p-5:10p • 11 sessions • $198 Horace Mann School • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-WYD Wed Jan 8 • 3:10p-5:40p • 11 sessions • $198 SAP Elem • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-WYC Mon Apr 7 • 3:10p-5:40p • 7 sessions • $126 EXPO Elem • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-SYA Tue Apr 8 • 3:10p-5:10p • 7 sessions • $126 Horace Mann School • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-SYB Thu Apr 10 • 3:10p-5:10p • 7 sessions • $126 Horace Mann School • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-SYD Wed Apr 9 • 3:10p-5:40p • 7 sessions • $126 SAP Elem • P. Dougherty • Course# 1100-SYC

Magic

Grades 1-3. Come and join the fun where the focus is on hocuspocus! Learn amazing magic tricks, illusions and sleight of hand to prepare for your own magic show. No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon Jan 13 • 3:15p-4:15p • 7 sessions • $74 Rondo Ed Ctr • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1151-WYA Sat Feb 22 • 10:30a-12:00p • 4 sessions • $47 SAP Elem • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1151-WYC

Mixed-Media Madness

Grades 2-5. Play with paint, charcoal, chalk, ink, recycled materials and more as we experiment with texture, techniques and composition. It'll be a magnificently messy time! No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon Jan 6 • 4:20p-5:20p • 7 sessions • $49 L'Etoile du Nord – Upper Campus • E. Carlson • Course# 1198-WYA

Opera Camp Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

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Grades K-5. Sing and perform songs like pros in unison, two-part harmony and with movement and choreography. Singers will be together for the beginning and end of the day and split into K-2 and 3-5 groups for specialized sessions. Perform for your family and special guests on the last day. Tue-Thu Apr 1-3 • 8:30a-2:30p • 3 sessions • $120 Central HS • Minnesota Opera • Course# 1995-SYA

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Piano: Individual Lessons

Ages 6-14. Students will learn basic piano skills including note reading, simple rhythms, primary chords and elementary technique. These are individual half-hour lessons; call 651-4877383 to register and request time preference. Online registration not available. No class Jan. 20, 21, Feb. 14, 17, Mar. 3, Apr. 18. No class after 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 4. Tue Jan 7 • 3:10p-7:10p • 10 sessions • $180 Chelsea Hts Elem • S. Olson • Course# 1101-WYC Mon Jan 6 • 3:10p-6:40p • 8 sessions • $144 EXPO Elem • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-WYB Mon Jan 6 • 3:10p-5:40p • 8 sessions • $144 EXPO Elem • M. Reeve • Course# 1101-WYA Wed Jan 8 • 3:10p-6:40p • 11 sessions • $198 EXPO Elem • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-WYE Wed Jan 8 • 3:10p-5:40p • 11 sessions • $198 EXPO Elem • M. Reeve • Course# 1101-WYF Tue Jan 7 • 3:10p-7:40p • 10 sessions • $180 Horace Mann School • B. Wagner • Course# 1101-WYD Thu Jan 9 • 3:10p-7:10p • 11 sessions • $198 Horace Mann School • B. Wagner • Course# 1101-WYG Fri Jan 10 • 3:10p-5:40p • 9 sessions • $162 Horace Mann School • S. Olson • Course# 1101-WYH Tue Jan 7 • 3:15p-5:45p • 10 sessions • $180 Rondo Ed Ctr • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-WYI Thu Jan 9 • 3:15p-5:45p • 11 sessions • $198 Rondo Ed Ctr • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-WYJ Tue Apr 8 • 3:10p-7:10p • 7 sessions • $126 Chelsea Hts Elem • S. Olson • Course# 1101-SYC Mon Apr 7 • 3:10p-6:40p • 7 sessions • $126 EXPO Elem • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-SYB Mon Apr 7 • 3:10p-5:40p • 7 sessions • $126 EXPO Elem • M. Reeve • Course# 1101-SYA Wed Apr 9 • 3:10p-6:40p • 7 sessions • $126 EXPO Elem • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-SYE Wed Apr 9 • 3:10p-5:40p • 7 sessions • $126 EXPO Elem • M. Reeve • Course# 1101-SYF Tue Apr 8 • 3:10p-7:40p • 7 sessions • $126 Horace Mann School • B. Wagner • Course# 1101-SYD Thu Apr 10 • 3:10p-7:10p • 7 sessions • $126 Horace Mann School • B. Wagner • Course# 1101-SYG Fri Apr 11 • 3:10p-5:40p • 6 sessions • $108 Horace Mann School • S. Olson • Course# 1101-SYH Tue Apr 8 • 3:15p-5:45p • 7 sessions • $126 Rondo Ed Ctr • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-SYI Thu Apr 10 • 3:15p-5:45p • 7 sessions • $126 Rondo Ed Ctr • E. Barnard • Course# 1101-SYJ

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Preschool Art: Messy Hands

Ages 3-5. Let's craft works of art with our little hands and get messy, too! Sat Apr 26 • 10:00a-11:00a • 4 sessions • $28 Central HS • R. Rentzel • Course# 1014-SYA

Preschool Theatre: Amazing Amphibians

Ages 3-5. Ribbit! Splash! Leap into the world of frogs and other water creatures through stories, art and games. Sat Apr 26 • 9:00a-9:45a • 4 sessions • $24 Central HS • R. Rentzel • Course# 1229-SYA

Preschool Theatre: Circus Time

Ages 3-5. Ever dream of walking a tightrope or being a Lion Tamer? With skill, balance and extraordinary movements, create your own circus using the most amazing trick ever – your imagination! Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-9:45a • 3 sessions • $18 SAP Elem • R. Rentzel • Course# 1037-WYA

Preschool Theatre: Fancy Nancy

Ages 3-5. Do you know what's truly fancy? You! Discover Fancy Nancy's favorite fancy words, fancy style tips, and fancy activities. Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:45a • 4 sessions • $24 SAP Elem • E. Robinette • Course# 1945-SYA

Preschool Theatre: Snowy Days

Ages 3-5. Let's get silly while it's chilly! With winter as our theme we'll snowball through stories and make up our own, too. Sat Feb 22 • 9:00a-9:45a • 3 sessions • $18 Central HS • E. Robinette • Course# 1140-WYA

Theatre: Little Ninjas

Grades 2-5. Learn the Praying Mantis style of Kung Fu while creating your own theatre skits! Taught by a martial arts master and theatre extraordinaire. Perform for your family and special guests on the last day. Tue Jan 28 • 4:15p-5:15p • 8 sessions • $48 Nokomis – North Campus • P. Wong • Course# 1204-WYA

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language and culture Family Fun: Español Contigo

Ages 20 months to 3 years and an adult. Discover the Spanish language in a fun family setting! Fee includes one adult/child pair. Sat Feb 1 • 9:00a-9:55a • 6 sessions • $47 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1225-WYA Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-9:55a • 5 sessions • $40 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1225-SYA

Language Sprout: Mandarin Chinese

Grades K-5. Let's learn Mandarin Chinese together! We'll cover a variety of vocabulary, verb writing and reading characters, and use lots of fun games to build speech and comprehension skills. No class Jan. 20, 21, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon/Wed Jan 6 • 3:15p-4:15p • 19 sessions • $138 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-WYA Mon-Thu Jan 6 • 3:15p-4:15p • 40 sessions • $285 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-WYB Tue Jan 7 • 3:10p-4:10p • 10 sessions • $75 Horace Mann School • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-WYC Wed Jan 8 • 3:15p-4:15p • 11 sessions • $82 EXPO Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-WYD Mon/Wed Apr 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 15 sessions • $110 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-SYA Mon-Thu Apr 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 30 sessions • $215 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-SYB Tue Apr 8 • 3:10p-4:10p • 7 sessions • $54 Horace Mann School • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-SYC Wed Apr 9 • 3:15p-4:15p • 7 sessions • $54 EXPO Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1810-SYD

Language Sprout: French

Grades K-5. Let's learn French together! We'll cover a variety of vocabulary and verb conjugations and use lots of fun games to help us practice! No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon/Wed Jan 6 • 3:15p-4:15p • 19 sessions • $138 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-WYA Mon-Thu Jan 6 • 3:15p-4:15p • 40 sessions • $285 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-WYB Mon Jan 13 • 4:15p-5:15p • 7 sessions • $54 Groveland Park Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-WYC Mon/Wed Apr 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 15 sessions • $110 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-SYA Mon-Thu Apr 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 30 sessions • $215 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-SYB Mon Apr 14 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • $47 Groveland Park Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1710-SYC

French for French Speakers

Grades 6-8. For youth who attended French Immersion schools, speak French as their home language or otherwise have a high level of spoken French. We'll cover the imperfect tense, relative pronouns, the comparative and superlative, the conditional tense and more while focusing on a variety of vocabulary topics. Students should purchase the textbook, Adosphѐre 4, for use in the class. Fee for the textbook is an additional $50 and is payable to the instructor. Thu Jan 9 • 3:15p-4:45p • 11 sessions • $264 Rondo Ed Ctr • Alliance Française • Course# 1267-WYA Thu Apr 10 • 3:15p-4:45p • 8 sessions • $192 Rondo Ed Ctr • Alliance Française • Course# 1267-SYA

Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

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Language Sprout: Spanish

Grades K-5. Vamanos, let's learn Spanish together! We'll cover a variety of vocabulary and verb conjugations and use lots of fun games to build speech and comprehension skills. No class Jan. 20, 21, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon/Wed Jan 6 • 3:15p-4:15p • 19 sessions • $138 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-WYB Mon/Wed Jan 6 • 3:15p-4:15p • 19 sessions • $138 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-WYC Mon-Thu Jan 6 • 3:15p-4:15p • 40 sessions • $285 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-WYD Tue Jan 28 • 4:15p-5:15p • 8 sessions • $61 Nokomis – North Campus • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-WYG Mon/Wed Apr 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 14 sessions • $103 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-SYB Mon/Wed Apr 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 15 sessions • $110 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-SYC Mon-Thu Apr 7 • 3:15p-4:15p • 30 sessions • $215 Rondo Ed Ctr • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-SYD Tue Apr 15 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • $47 Nokomis – North Campus • Language Sprout • Course# 1610-SYG

Preschool: Book and Cook

Ages 3-5. Do you like to read? Do you like to eat? Together we'll read stories and make food inspired by books. Sat Feb 22 • 10:00a-11:00a • 3 sessions • $21 Central HS • E. Robinette • Course# 1802-WYA Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-11:00a • 4 sessions • $28 SAP Elem • E. Robinette • Course# 1802-SYA

Preschool: Letters, Numbers, Fun!

Ages 3-5. Using songs, stories and activities, we'll learn about numbers and letters. It's easy as ABC and 123! Sat Jan 25 • 10:00a-11:00a • 3 sessions • $21 SAP Elem • R. Rentzel • Course# 1092-WYA

Preschool: Me Gusta Español

Ages 3-5. ¡Hola amigos! Discover the Spanish language through art, games and music. Sat Feb 1 • 10:00a-10:55a • 6 sessions • $47 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1602-WYA Sat Apr 12 • 10:00a-10:55a • 5 sessions • $40 SAP Elem • Language Sprout • Course# 1602-SYA

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science, Math and Technology Avengers Film School

Grades K-3. Thor, Hulk, Batman and more! Using LEGOS action figures, you'll handle all of the technical details including using a digital movie camera, stop-motion animation and special effects. Final projects will be available online or students may bring a USB jump drive the last day to take home their films. Wed Jan 8 • 3:15p-4:15p • 11 sessions • $127 SAP Elem • Computer Explorers • Course# 1173-WYA Wed Apr 9 • 3:15p-4:15p • 7 sessions • $81 EXPO Elem • Computer Explorers • Course# 1173-SYA

Grandmaster Chess

Grades 1-5. For all chess levels. We'll cover everything from basic piece movement and checkmate patterns to strong openings, discovered check, back-rank mates and more advanced concepts. Mon Jan 13 • 4:15p-5:15p • 7 sessions • $84 Groveland Park Elem • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1905-WYC

eXtreme electroniX

Grades 1-5. Amp up your day! Using DC currents, explore basic aspects of electricity including measuring ohms, amps, voltage, and open and closed circuits. Projects include sirens, fans, doorbells and more. Thu Jan 9 • 3:10p-4:15p • 10 sessions • $105 Horace Mann School • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 319-WYA Mon Apr 14 • 3:15p-4:15p • 6 sessions • $63 Rondo Ed Ctr • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 319-SYA

Extreme LEGO

Grades K-3. Challenge every aspect of your creativity and intellect while learning the basics of engineering and physics. Build, test and modify new projects every week! No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon Jan 6 • 3:10p-4:15p • 8 sessions • $84 EXPO Elem • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1418-WYA Sat May 3 • 10:30a-12:00p • 3 sessions • $47 SAP Elem • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1418-SYA

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Robotics: RC Spybots

Grades 1-5. Build, program and work with some very unique robots! Learn about science, engineering and technology while working with LEGO Mindstorm Spybotics to program robots. Projects may include simulated laser mazes, robotic tag and obstacle avoidance. Wed Jan 15 • 4:15p-5:15p • 10 sessions • $105 Highland Park Elem • Computer Explorers • Course# 1403-WYA

Robotics: Star Wars Droid Builder

Grades 2-5. Bring Star Wars-inspired inventions to life with the LEGO Star Wars Robotics Mindstorms Developer Kit. We will start with a simple droid mechanism and then move on to more ambitious droids that move and walk. Sat Apr 26 • 9:00a-11:00a • 3 sessions • $69 Central HS • Computer Explorers • Course# 1078-SYA

Video Game Animation: Nintendo Games

Grades 2-5. Create your own customized video game using Nintendo characters. Program your characters to move and interact with one another and create a dynamic video animation game using Scratch. Games will be available online or students can bring a USB drive. Wed Apr 9 • 3:15p-4:15p • 7 sessions • $81 SAP Elem • Computer Explorers • Course# 1085-SYA

Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

Register online at commed.spps.org

fitness and safety Baby-sitter's Training (SafeSitter, Inc.)

Ages 11 and up. The SafeSitter, Inc. program is a medically accurate, hands-on program that teaches you how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Learn to work with children of various ages, basic first aid, CPR, and when and how to call for help. Each student will receive a baby-sitting kit and certification. Bring a bag lunch to the all-day session. Sat Jan 25 • 8:30a-12:00p • 2 sessions • $75 Central HS • SafeSitter, Inc. • Course# 1910-WYA Fri Apr 18 • 9:00a-4:00p • 1 session • $75 Rondo Ed Ctr • SafeSitter, Inc. • Course# 1910-SYA

Bicycle Building

Grades 6-12. Use our tools and workbenches and learn how to work on bikes from an expert mechanic. Build your "new-to-you" bike and keep it or donate it at the end of the week. Mon-Fri Mar 31-Apr 4 • 9:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $100 Cycles for Change • Course# 313-WYA 712 University Ave., 55104

CrossFit Kids

Ages 5-12. Pair fitness with fun! We'll work on our endurance, strength, speed, agility, flexibility and coordination in a way that will keep you engaged, entertained and wanting more! We'll also talk about nutrition and how to fuel your body correctly. Sat Jan 25 • 11:00a-12:00p • 4 sessions • $40 SAP Elem • CrossFit St. Paul • Course# 1244-WYA Sat Apr 26 • 11:00a-12:00p • 4 sessions • $40 Highland Park HS • CrossFit St. Paul • Course# 1244-SYA

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Fencing

Grades 2-5. Are you ready to duel? Get ready to face your foe in mano-a-mano matches that will test your strength, dexterity, speed, discipline and desire. We provide safety swords, protective masks and jackets, in a high-octane, inclusive environment. Appropriate for all levels. No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 3. Mon Jan 6 • 4:20p-5:20p • 7 sessions • $84 L'Etoile du Nord – • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-WYB Upper Campus Wed Jan 15 • 3:15p-4:15p • 9 sessions • $108 Rondo Ed Ctr • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-WYC Sat Jan 25 • 9:00a-10:30a • 8 sessions • $144 SAP Elem • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-WYA Mon Apr 7 • 4:20p-5:20p • 7 sessions • $84 L'Etoile du Nord – • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-SYC Upper Campus Sat Apr 12 • 9:00a-10:30a • 6 sessions • $108 SAP Elem • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-SYA Wed Apr 16 • 3:15p-4:15p • 6 sessions • $72 Rondo Ed Ctr • Youth Enrichment League • Course# 1901-SYB

Kung Fu: Little Ninjas

Grades 2-5. Learn the Praying Mantis style of Kung Fu while having fun! Develop a sense of inner strength through self-defense tactics and techniques. Taught by a martial arts master. Tue Apr 15 • 4:15p-5:15p • 6 sessions • $36 Nokomis – North Campus • P. Wong • Course# 1204-SYA

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Rock Climbing Mini-Camp

Ages 8-15. Give your child a fun and exciting introduction into rock climbing! Your child will leave the camp with a deeper knowledge and respect for safety in the popular sport of rock climbing and rappelling, as well as a feeling of accomplishment and self-reliance. Additional information including a waiver will be emailed to you from Vertical Endeavors one week prior to the class date. Mon Jan 20 • 9:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $50 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 650-WYA 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106 Tue Jan 21 • 9:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $50 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 650-WYB 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106 Sat Feb 15 • 9:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $50 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 650-WYC 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106 Fri Apr 18 • 9:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $50 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 650-SYA 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106 Sat May 17 • 9:00a-1:00p • 1 session • $50 Vertical Endeavors • Course# 650-SYB 855 Phalen Blvd., 55106

3rd Lair Skateboard Camp

Grades 1-7. Learn the basics of skateboarding or bring your skills to the next level. The camp is led by supportive, fun, professional instructors at 3rd Lair's amazing skatepark. All equipment provided. Mon Jan 20 • 9:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $45 3rd Lair Skatepark • Course# 1157-WYA 850 Florida Ave. S., Golden Valley, 55426 Mon Feb 17 • 9:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $45 3rd Lair Skatepark • Course# 1157-WYB 850 Florida Ave. S., Golden Valley, 55426 Mon-Fri Mar 31-Apr 4 • 9:00a-12:00p • 5 sessions • $170 3rd Lair Skatepark • Course# 1157-SYA 850 Florida Ave. S., Golden Valley, 55426

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Tae Kwon Do

Grades 1-5. Come and explore this martial art that strengthens not only your body, but your mind and spirit, too! No class Jan. 21. Thu Jan 9 • 3:10p-4:15p • 10 sessions • $115 Horace Mann School • Spirit Tae Kwon Do • Course# 1178-WYB Tue Jan 14 • 3:15p-4:15p • 8 sessions • $92 Rondo Ed Ctr • Spirit Tae Kwon Do • Course# 1178-WYA Thu Apr 10 • 3:10p-4:15p • 7 sessions • $81 Horace Mann School • Spirit Tae Kwon Do • Course# 1178-SYB Tue Apr 15 • 3:15p-4:15p • 6 sessions • $69 Rondo Ed Ctr • Spirit Tae Kwon Do • Course# 1178-SYA

Preschool: Yoganimals

Ages 3-5. Stretch your body and imagination through yoga asanas and stories inspired by the animal kingdom! Sat Feb 15 • 9:00a-9:30a • 4 sessions • $20 SAP Elem • A. Griffin • Course# 1021-WYA

Yoganimal Stories

Grades K-2. Practice yoga through stories about lions (simhasana), cobras (bhujangasana), trees (vrkasana) and more! Sat Feb 15 • 9:45a-10:30a • 4 sessions • $26 SAP Elem • A. Griffin • Course# 1009-WYA

Looking for Gymnastics? See pages 58-61.

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Family Education Driver Planetarium Teen l Adult Central High School Sat Jan 25-Apr 12 • 9:00a-12:00p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDB (No class Feb 15, Apr 5) Mon-Fri • Jan 27-Feb 7 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDA Mon-Fri • Mar 17-28 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDH Mon-Fri • May 5-16 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-SDC

Como Park High School Mon-Fri • Feb 10-25 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDC (No class Feb 14, 17) Mon-Fri • Apr 14-28 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-SDA (No class Apr 18)

Harding High School The Basics: • Students must be 15 years of age by the last day of class. • Courses consist of State-required 30 hours of classroom and six hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction. The classroom prepares students for the written permit test. Upon completion of the classroom and obtaining a driver's permit, students are to contact the C.E. Office at Central Senior High School at 651-744-5094 to schedule Behind-the-Wheel instruction. The Behind-the-Wheel component prepares students for the road test. • Students are required to have their permit for six months and to be 16 years of age before they are eligible to take the road test for a driver’s license. • After successful completion of classroom instruction, the student has 18 months to finish the Behind-the-Wheel portion of the program. • Refunds minus a $50 fee will be issued upon request for cancellation. Refunds will not be issued after one year from the start date of classroom instruction. Fee: $330 Payment plans: 1) Full payment with application or 2) $165 with application plus $165 due by the last day of class. Registration not available online. To register or for more information, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.

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Mon-Fri • Jan 27-Feb 7 • 2:20p-5:20p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDE Mon-Fri • Mar 10-21 • 6:00p-9:00p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDF Mon-Fri • May 12-23 • 2:20p-5:20p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-SDD

Highland Park High School Feb 18-Mar 6 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDD Tue, Thu, Fri first week Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri second week Tue, Wed, Thu third week (No class Feb 19, 27, Mar 3) Mon-Thu • Apr 21-May 6 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-SDB

Humboldt Secondary School Mon-Fri • Feb 24-Mar 10 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDG (No class Mar 3)

Johnson High School Wed-Fri • Jan 8-29 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDI Mon/Wed/Thu • Feb 3-26 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-WDJ (No class Feb 17) Mon/Wed/Thu • Apr 7-28 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-SDE Wed-Fri • May 7-28 • 2:10p-5:10p • 10 sessions • Course# 2500-SDF

Adult Driver Education

This class is designed for people 18 years and older who need a comprehensive overview of the rules and regulations that are necessary to obtain a permit. The class is taught by a certified driver education instructor. Fee includes two hours of Behindthe-Wheel instruction. Thu Mar 6 • 6:00p-8:00p • 1 session • $150 Gordon Parks HS • Course# 2504-WDA Sat Apr 26 • 10:00a-12:00p • 1 session • $150 Central HS • Course# 2504-SDA To register, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.


www.stpaul.gov/parks For more information, call 651-266-6400, the number listed or visit our website. Adaptive Recreation Programming – 651-793-6635 Provides leisure services to individuals who have a cognitive and/or physical disability. Adult Programming – 651-266-6447 Provides a variety of classes and activities including arts & crafts, dance, fitness, sports and tours at various locations throughout the city for adults of all ages. Aquatics – 651-642-0650 Great River Water Park, located at the Oxford Community Center, is open year-round. The Water Park features an 8-lane pool, two water slides and a children’s activity pool. Open swim, lap swim, water aerobics, swim lessons, pool and party room rentals are available. Batting Cages – 651-558-2117 Open year-round. Located at the Rice & Arlington Sports Complex. Call for hours. Facility Permits – Parks and Picnic – 651-632-5111 Reserve parks and picnic facilities and ice climbing permits. Facility Rentals – Recreation Centers Gyms, meeting rooms, kitchens and fields are available at reasonable rates. Call the recreation centers for more information. Fitness Centers – 651-266-6400, press 4 Memberships are available at our ten fitness rooms and four walking tracks located at recreation centers. Golf Open April-October. Lessons, family golf, First Tee program, junior golf, men’s & women’s leagues. Como – 651-488-9673 Highland National – 651-695-3774 Highland 9 – 651-695-3708 Phalen – 651-778-0413 Municipal Athletics – 651-558-2255 Offers athletic leagues, tournaments, group & private skills clinics for youth and adults. Also hires and trains sports officials for youth and adult leagues. Rentals available for McMurray, Arlington & Arkwright, Dunning, and Rice & Arlington fields. Off-Leash Dog Parks – 651-266-6400, press 4 Located at Arlington/Arkwright, Lowertown (6th & Broadway), and the High Bridge Dog Park (59 Randolph Ave., 55102). Outdoor Fitness Maps are available online for locations of tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, biking trails, walking trails, hiking trails and children’s play areas. Outdoor Ice Rinks Refrigerated rinks at North Dale, Palace and Phalen are open seven days a week beginning the end of November. General skating and hockey rinks are ready in early January, weather permitting.

Ski Programs – 651-488-9673 Rentals and lessons for downhill, cross-country and snowboarding at Como Park Ski Center. Open the end of December-February, weather permitting. Teen Center – The Canvas – 651-298-4393 Teen arts center located at Hancock Recreation Center offering free workshops, events and youth leadership opportunities. Teen Center – The Zone – 651-558-2391 Teen center located at Rice Recreation Center offering a variety of activities, events and youth leadership opportunities. Volunteer Hotline – 651-266-6464 Opportunities for coaching, teaching classes or assisting with special events are available.

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Recreation Centers – 651-266-6400, press 4 Each site offers varied programs for preschoolers, youth, teens, families, adults and seniors. For locations and phone numbers, see page 75 or visit our website. Rec Check – 651-292-6508 Free after school program at 17 recreation sites, September– June, 3-6 p.m., on days school is in session. After school bus transportation from a Saint Paul Public School is available for students who meet the bussing criteria. Registration accepted throughout the school year, if space is available. S’more Fun Fee-based before and after school child care program for youth, grades K-6. Full-day programming plus expanded sites in the summer. Battle Creek – 651-501-6388 Groveland – 651-695-3715 NW Como – 651-487-5626 No School Day Programs – 651-292-6508 Special programs offered weekdays when school is not in session: Jan. 21, Mar. 3, 21, Mar. 31-Apr. 4, Apr. 18. Youth Sports Sports programs for youth, ages 5-18, change seasonally. Registration dates: Volleyball, Indoor Soccer/Futsal: January 1-31, 2014 Baseball, Softball, T-Ball: March 1-31, 2014 Tackle Football, Flag Football, Soccer: June 1-30, 2014 Basketball: September 1-30, 2014 Winter/Spring Registration for classes and activities began December 9. Brochures are available at recreation centers, libraries, and online. WINTER/SPRING 2014

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School Calendar

Calendar for Families January - June 2014 No school for students PreK-12 (All grades) No school for grades PreK-5 No school for grades PreK & K No school for PreK

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No school, Winter break Classes resume School Choice Fair No school, Holiday No school, Professional development

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No school, Professional development No school, Holiday

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Love Working with Kids? Become a Childcare Superhero! Community Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Discovery Club program is in need of part-time childcare professionals available before and after school hours and on non-school days. Discovery Club serves Saint Paul Public Elementary Schools throughout the city. For more program information, visit discoveryclub.spps.org. For openings and to apply, visit

hr.spps.org and click Careers

Family Fun! Woodshop

For parents/guardians and children (ages 10-14). Spend time with your favorite youngster in the woodshop. Youth will work on a preselected project with your participation. Learn about different woodworking machines and hand tools. Adults are required to attend the class with youth. 4 sessions. Starts Saturday, April 26 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $49 (includes one adult/child pair) Central High School To register, visit

commed.spps.org and use Course# 6072-SEA

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Location Addresses Community Education Offices 1

C.E. Office at Central HS Driver Education Program, Aquatics Program and Adult Enrichment Central Senior High School 275 N. Lexington Parkway, 55104 651-744-5094 Fax-651-312-9058

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C.E. Office at Harding HS Travel, Senior and Adult Enrichment Programs East Side Learning Hub @ Harding Senior High School 1526 E. Sixth St., 55106 651-744-3072 Fax-651-293-6562

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C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center Youth Program Rondo Education Center 560 Concordia Ave., 55103 651-487-7383 Fax-651-221-1474

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21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Washington Technology Secondary School 1495 Rice St., 55117 651-325-2674 Fax-651-325-2673

Community Education Administration Office 1780 West 7th Street, 55116 651-767-8179

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A symbol or number next to a location corresponds to its location on the map on page 74. 47 Arlington Rec Arlington Hills Lutheran Church 1115 Greenbrier St. 651-771-5501 61 Baker 209 W. Page St. 651-209-3519 58 Battle Creek Rec 75 S. Winthrop St. 651-501-6347 53 Buzzard Lips Press 1199 E. Seventh St. 66 Bridge View School 360 Colborne St. 1 Central HS 275 N. Lexington Pkwy. 127 Calvary Cemetery 753 Front Ave. 17 Central Service Station 1157 Selby Ave. 61 Cherokee Hts Elem 694 Charlton St. 27 Como Park Elem 780 W. Wheelock Pkwy. 27 Como Park HS 740 W. Rose Ave. 71 Como Park Pavilion Midway Pkwy. and Horton Ave. 23 Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive 27 Como Planetarium Como Park Elementary 780 W. Wheelock Pkwy. 55 Conway Rec 2090 Conway St. 651-501-6343 63 Creative Arts HS 65 Kellogg Blvd. E. 123 Cycles for Change 712 University Ave. 50 Dayton’s Bluff Rec 800 Conway St. 651-793-3885 46 Duluth & Case Rec 1020 Duluth St. 651-298-5709 2 East Side Learning Hub @ Harding HS 1526 E. Sixth St. 14 Edgcumbe Rec 320 S. Griggs St. 651-695-3711

60 El Rio Vista Rec 179 Robie St. E. 651-789-2500 73 EXPO Elem 540 Warwick St. 30 Gordon Parks HS 1212 University Ave. 10 Groveland Park Elem 2045 St. Clair Ave. 10 Groveland Rec 2021 St. Clair Ave. 651-695-3714 5 Hancock Rec (The Canvas) 1610 Hubbard Ave. 651-298-4393 2 Harding HS 1540 E. Sixth St. (Enter on Third Street) 43 Hayden Hts Rec 1965 E. Hoyt Ave. 651-298-5716 45 Hazel Park Rec 945 N. Hazel Ave. 651-501-6350 81 Highland Park Elem 1700 Saunders Ave. 12 Highland Park MS 975 S. Snelling Ave. (Enter parking lot from Montreal Avenue) 12 Highland Park HS 1015 S. Snelling Ave. (Enter parking lot from Edgcumbe Rd.) 11 Hillcrest Rec 1978 Ford Pkwy. 651-695-3706 38 Homecroft Early Learning Center 1845 Sheridan Ave. 99 Horace Mann School 2001 Eleanor Ave. 20 Hubbs Center 1030 University Ave. W. 135 Humboldt Secondary School 30 E. Baker St. 18 Jimmy Lee Rec 270 N. Lexington Pkwy. 651-642-0650 57 Johnson HS 1349 Arcade St.

3 Langford Rec 30 Langford Park 651-298-5765 76 L'Etoile du Nord Upper Campus 1760 Ames Place 15 Linwood Rec 860 St. Clair Ave. 651-298-5660 16 Martin Luther King Rec (MLK) 271 Mackubin St. 651-290-8695 39 McDonough Rec 1544 Timberlake Rd. 651-558-2171 7 Merriam Park Community Center (Keystone) 2000 St. Anthony Ave. 7 Merriam Park Rec 2000 St. Anthony Ave. 651-298-5766 131 Neighborhood Development Alliance 481 S. Wabasha St. 45 Nokomis – North Campus 985 Ruth St. 26 North Dale Rec 1414 N. St. Albans St. 651-558-2329 24 Northwest Como Rec 1550 N. Hamline Ave. 651-298-5813 18 Oxford Community Center 270 N. Lexington Pkwy. 68 Palace Rec 781 Palace Ave. 651-298-5677 40 Phalen Rec 1000 E. Wheelock Pkwy. 651-793-6600 9 Ramsey MS 1700 Summit Ave. 36 Rice Rec (The Teen Zone) 1022 Marion St. 651-558-2391 35 Rice Street Library 1011 Rice St. 109 Rondo Community Outreach Library 461 N. Dale St.

3 Rondo Ed Ctr 560 Concordia Ave. (Enter Red Doors/ Entrance B) 103 Ruth Ann Lundborg Studio 300 Broadway St. (downtown St. Paul) 2 SAP Elem (St. Anthony Park Elem) 2180 Knapp St. 9 Saint Paul City Ballet 1680 Grand Ave. (Enter on Cambridge St.) 63 Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Administration 400 City Hall Annex 25 W. Fourth St. SPPS Education and Community Services Center 1780 West 7th Street I SPPS District Administration Building 360 Colborne St. 31 Scheffer Rec 237 Thomas Ave. 651-298-5820 134 The Art Academy 651 S. Snelling Ave. 100 The Center for Mind-Body Oneness 558 Vandalia St. 51 Vertical Endeavors 855 Phalen Blvd. 60 Wellstone Center 179 Robie St. E. 67 W 7th Community Center 265 Oneida St. 29 West Minnehaha Rec 685 W. Minnehaha Ave. 651-298-5823 48 Wilder Rec 958 Jessie St. 651-298-5727 4 WTSS Washington Technology Secondary School 1495 Rice St.

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Registration Information Online

at www.commed.spps.org To create a new account: Click on View My Account above and follow the prompts to set up your new account. Some of our classes may not be available for online registration. Any of our offices (listed on page 74) are happy to help you with these classes.

By Phone with Credit Card ONLY (Visa, MasterCard or Discover)

Call the Community Education telephone number listed, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., weekdays. Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready when calling. Refer to both the class title and course number when registering.

By Mail

Complete a registration form (on page 77) and mail it with a check or credit card number (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) to the address of the Community Education Office that is taking registration for the class. See page 74 for Community Education Offices. If paying by check, your place is confirmed when payment is received (make checks payable to ISD# 625).

In Person

Visit any Community Education Office 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. If paying with cash, please have exact amount. See page 74 for Community Education Offices.

No Confirmations:

Assume all classes will be held at the time and place indicated unless you are notified otherwise.

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Cancellations

Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education reserves the right to cancel classes due to lack of enrollment or emergencies.

Refunds

• Refunds minus a $5 processing fee will only be issued if requested three (3) business days prior to the start of the first day of class. No refunds will be given after a class has started. • For classes and tours that have a published cancellation deadline, no refunds or credits will be issued after the specified dates. (For tour refund policy, see page 44.) • Full refunds or credits are issued if Community Education cancels a class or tour, or the class or tour is already filled.

Closings Due to Weather

In case of bad weather, tune in to local media – broadcast, print and online for information on school closures or check the district’s website at www.spps.org for the most current updates. Classes are not held when schools are closed due to the weather.

UCare Discounts

All UCare members may take up to a $15 discount per class on most classes offered in this catalog. If a class is less than $15, the member may take the class free of charge. UCare for Seniors is now limited to one class/ event per year. Members will need to include their UCare ID number when registering. UCare registration is not available online.

Safety Disclaimer

There is an inherent risk of accident and injury in any activity. It is the responsibility of the participant to be aware that there are assumed risks in participation. Saint Paul Public Schools (ISD# 625) assumes no responsibility for injuries received during activities. Any changes in participants’ current physical activity level should be done under the approval and direction of their physician and/or health care provider(s).

Visit our

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Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org

Need a Community Education Catalog?

Catalogs are mailed to every resident within the City of Saint Paul three (3) times a year. If you have a friend or know of anyone (outside of the City limits) who would like to receive our catalog, mail a postcard with their name and full address to: Community Education Administration Office 1780 West 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55116 or call 651-767-8179 to be put on the mailing list. Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education will not hold classes:

January 1, 20, 2014 February 4, 2014, after 6:00 p.m. February 17, 2014 May 26, 2014 During winter, please dress warmly— some facilities may be a bit cool. = Daytime/senior-friendly class

Special Services

Persons with disabilities are welcome in any class or activity and may bring a helper at no extra charge in most cases (please call first). If you need a reasonable accommodation, contact the Community Education Office where you are registering.


How to Use this Catalog

Beginning date. Class is held at this location. Addresses are listed on page 75.

The Story of Tea

Have you always wondered about the background of tea? Enjoy a story including origins, legends, and the political and economical ramifications of tea. You will have the opportunity to taste a variety of tea and scones. Recipes included. A supply fee of $6 is payable to a = a.m. p = p.m. the instructor. Number of times the class meets. Wed Apr 9 • 1:00p-3:00p • 1 session • $15 Checks payable to ISD# 625 Battle Creek Rec • H. Mednick • Course# 3352-SSA Classes are assigned a Course Number (#). Refer to this number and class title when registering.

= Daytime/senior-friendly class

To register in person or by mail, please refer to the name of the site and telephone number listed. This is the site that is taking the registration but may or may not be where the class is held. Community Education Office addresses are listed on page 74. Note: Registration for Parks and Recreation activities is accepted upon receipt of this catalog. You may register for Parks and Recreation activities by telephone, in person or online at www.stpaul.gov/parks. Check with the recreation center offering the activity. The best time to contact most recreation centers is weekdays after 3 p.m. Name:_____________________________________________

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City:_____________________________ Zip:_______________

City:_____________________________ Zip:_______________

Phone: work ____-____-____ Evening: cell ____-____-____

Phone: work ____-____-____ Evening: cell ____-____-____

E-mail:_____________________________________________

E-mail:_____________________________________________

Voluntary Information—check all that apply [ ] American Indian [ ] Male [ ] Asian or Pacific Islander [ ] Female [ ] Black or African American [ ] Hispanic or Latino [ ] Child 0-5 [ ] Native Hawaiian [ ] Youth 6-17 [ ] White [ ] Special Needs [ ] Other

Voluntary Information—check all that apply [ ] American Indian [ ] Male [ ] Asian or Pacific Islander [ ] Female [ ] Black or African American [ ] Hispanic or Latino [ ] Child 0-5 [ ] Native Hawaiian [ ] Youth 6-17 [ ] White [ ] Special Needs [ ] Other

Collecting this information helps us to provide programs and services for our community.

Collecting this information helps us to provide programs and services for our community.

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Youth:____Date of Birth: __/__/_________ Age:_____________

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Parent Name:________________________________________

Parent Name:________________________________________

Payment: [ ] Cash [ ] Check [ ] Visa

Payment: [ ] Cash [ ] Check [ ] Visa

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Administration Independent School District #625 Administration

Board of Education

Valeria S. Silva Superintendent Jackie Turner Chief Engagement Officer Lynn Gallandat Director of Community Education

John Brodrick Anne Carroll Mary Doran Keith Hardy Jean O'Connell Louise Seeba Chue Vue

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation City Administrators

Community Education Citywide Advisory Council

Mike Hahm 651-266-6400 Director Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Kathy Korum 651-266-6400 Deputy Director Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

SAINT PAUL

The Saint Paul Community Education Advisory Council meets ten times per year. All meetings are open to the public. Most meetings are held at the Saint Paul Public Schools Administration Building, 360 Colborne Street. Call 651-7678179 to confirm the date, time and location for each meeting. Paula Beiswenger Kathy Korum, Chair Catherine Penkert Sharla Scullen Erik Skold

Saint Paul Public Schools www.spps.org Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education www.commed.spps.org Saint Paul Parks and Recreation www.stpaul.gov/parks

Frank Thissen Debbie Willms Darren Yerama Jody Yungers

Community Education has numerous Advisory Councils working with the different program areas. Community input is important to the Advisory Councils. Please share your comments, concerns and suggestions with any member. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a member of any of the Community Education Advisory Councils, please contact the administration office at 651-767-8179.

Annual Notice to Students with Disabilities Saint Paul Public Schools is committed to providing a free and appropriate public education to each student with a disability within the school district's jurisdiction. It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who have disabilities within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate education services. For more information, please contact Jennifer Nordstrand, Saint Paul Public Schools, 360 Colborne St., St. Paul, MN 55102 (phone 651-767-8382).

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FREE Water Safety Course for Families

This course helps families learn ways to stay safe in and around water. Families may consist of one parent/guardian and up to three children (ages 5-17). Be prepared to get wet and bring swimsuits and towels! Preregistration required. Topics include Using a Lifejacket, What to do in an Emergency, Swimming Outside, Think so You Don’t Sink and more! Choose from one of two sessions at Central High School: • Friday, April 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. (Course# 2301-SAA) • Friday, May 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. (Course# 2301-SAB) To register, visit

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Interested in teaching a class and working with the community? Community Education is always looking for talented instructors available after school hours, in evenings and on Saturdays. We are currently seeking qualified instructors to work with adults and youth in a variety of topics. For more information, visit

commed.spps.org and click Opportunities

We want you to drive the bus! If you are interested in driving bus for Saint Paul Public Schools, please contact any of the following services: Centerline Charter Corporation • 651-482-1524 centerlinecharter.com First Student Arlington • 651-487-4060 firststudentinc.com First Student Oakdale • 651-777-2319 firststudentinc.com Minnesota Central Bus Company • 651-645-0068 illinois-central.com Monarch Bus Service • 651-251-8080 monarchbusservice.com Safe-Way Bus Company • 651-451-1375 Sunburst Transit • 612-238-0417 sunbursttransit.com

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Your child’s future success in school depends on how well you work together with teachers and school staff as partners. Parent participation in school is very important to your child’s future.

For more information visit www.spps.org

To learn more about ways to support your child and more information about SPPS Parent Academy, please contact the Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships Aquanetta Anderson at 651‐767‐3449 or email aquanetta.anderson@spps.org

Explore the Universe at

Como Planetarium Travel to other planets; explore the Earth, moon and sun; learn about seasons and constellations. Themed shows are held Monday-Friday for schools. Public shows on select Tuesdays at 5:30 & 7pm. $5 per person (free admission for teachers and school employees) For special requests and reservations, call

651-293-5398

780 W. Wheelock Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55117

planetarium.spps.org

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