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Community Education Senior Programs Saint Paul Public Schools

The Crossing Winter/Spring 2013

Learn Grow Connect

In This Issue

Arts • page 3 Cards & Clubs • page 4 Career & Life Planning • page 5 Technology • page 7 Culinary • 9 Driving Classes • page 10 Health & Fitness • page 11 Travel • page 14

Register online starting January 3 Register By Phone Starting January 4 More Information on Page 19

www.commed.spps.org


Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education Senior Programs provide access to high quality educational opportunities that support life transitions and meaningful community connections for adults over 50.

Activity Sites Administration Building 360 Colborne St.

Merriam Park Library 1831 Marshall Ave.

Central High School 275 Lexington Pkwy

North Dale Recreation Center 1414 North St. Albans St.

Calvary Cemetery East Gate 752 Front Ave.

Oxford Community Center 270 Lexington Pkwy

Como High School 740 West Rose Ave. Conway Recreation Center 2090 Conway St. Edgcumbe Recreation Center 320 South Griggs. St. First Lutheran Church 463 Maria Ave. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 700 S. Snelling Ave. *Harding High School 1540 East 6th St. Highlannd Jr High School 975 South Snelling Ave. Hillcrest Recreation Center 1748 Ford Pkwy

Rice Street Library 1011 Rice St.

Community Education, 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

Rondo Outreach Library 461 North Dale St.

Tuesdays at Paul and Sheila Wellstone Community Center

Sunray Library 2105 Wilson Ave.

Wednesdays at Oxford Community Center

Wellstone Community Center 179 East Robie St. Wilder Center for Aging 650 Marshall Ave. *Community Education Senior Programs Office

Activities include cards and games, fitness classes, art and craft classes, cooking classes, driver safety / improvement classes, computer classes, health screenings and much more!

Call 651-744-3072 to register or for more details!

Looking for Volunteers! The Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education Senior Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers! This active group of people play a pivotal role in pulling together special events, organizing volunteer opportunities, and provide feedback about programming with older adults in mind. If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Sandra Mansee at 651-744-3072.

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To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org


Arts Abstract Acrylic Painting: Emphasis Design This class is designed as a structured introduction to working abstract or semi-abstract successfully. The 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 fee of $5 is payable to the instructor for canvas, or a supply list is available. Instructor: H. Nelson

Course# 3132-WSA

Location Conway Rec $64

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing Drawing skills are paramount 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 fee of $6 is payable to the instructor for use of mateirals or a supply list is available. Instructor: H. Nelson

Course# 3145-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Jan 23 1:00p-3:00p 6 $64

Course# 3145-SSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W May 1 1:00p-3:00p 6 $64

Drawing Faces This class will focus on drawing facial features. Students will complete a self- portrait. Supply list provided. Instructor: H. Nelson

Course# 3155-WSA Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 13 1:00p-3:00p 6 $64

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. Students wishing to use oil paints are also welcome. A supply fee of $18 (plus canvas cost) is payable to the instructor for use of materials or a supply list is available. Instructor: H. Nelson

Course# 3156-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Jan 23 6:00p-8:00p 6 $64

Course# 3156-SSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W May 1 6:00p-8:00p 6 $64

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 13 6:00p-8:00p 6

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

Receive step-by-step instruction, along with demonstration and practice, and then apply what you have learned. Work with a limited number of pigments to learn characteristics of each. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor for use of materials or a supply list is available. Instructor: H. Nelson

Course# 3143-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Jan 23 3:30p-5:30p 6 $64

Course# 3143-SSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W May 1 3:30p-5:30p 6 $64

Watercolor Flowers

Are you waiting the anticipation of spring? Painting colorful blossoms will help with the yearning of spring. The class will include some Chinese brush techniques and glazing with patience and encouragement from the instructior. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor for the use of materials, or a supply list is available. Instructor: H. Nelson

Course# 3064-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 13 3:30p-5:30p 6 $64

Watercolor Special Project: A Study in Landscapes

In this two-day workshop, learn how to create a lovely landscapes with variety of approaches. We will finish a number of pieces using different techniques creating beautiful textures which will add dimension to your work. Bring paints, palette, brushes, and several sheets of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Instructor: J. Schroeder

Course# 3046-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu/W Mar 5/6 9:30a-3:30p 2 $70

To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org

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Arts 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 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. Instructor: J. Schroeder

Course# 3141-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu Jan 29 9:30a-12:30p 4 $70

Cards & Clubs Cards: 500 Join us for a friendly game of 500 cards. You are welcome to bring a friend, but no partner necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Instructor: Conway Staff

Course# 3171-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Th Jan 3 12:30p-3:30p con’t punch card

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. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Course# 3141-SSA

Instructor: Conway Staff

Sumi-e Workshop

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Conway Rec W Jan 9 12:30p-3:00p con’t punch card

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu Mar 26 9:30a-12:30p 4 $70

Would you like to capture the essence of a bird or an animal (or a dragon!) with a few simple brush strokes? Learn the basics of sumi-e (Asian brush painting) and create charming simple images that will delight you. Fee includes supplies. Brushes available for an additional fee. This class is offered in partnership with Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing. Instructor: C. Cumella

Course# 3054-SEA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Merriam Park Library Sa May 4 1:00p-3:00p 4 $79 1831 Marshall Ave., 55104

Open Studio Ceramics We have a quiet place for people interested in completing their ceramic projects. Fee includes place, time and stains. Firing fees and glazes are extra. Bring your own greenware. Course# 3123-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Conway Rec T Jan 15 • Fee is $18/4 sessions.

Time Ses 9:30a-12:30p Con’t

Course# 3170-WSA

Beginners Contract (Social) Bridge Challenge your brain with contract bridge for beginners with little or no experience. Basic bidding, conventions and defense will be covered in an atmosphere designed to foster questions and learn the game by actually playing and having fun. Instructor: C. Bethel

Course# 3045-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time W Jan 30 1:00p-3:00p

Ses Fee 4 $25

Course# 3045-WSB

Location Harding HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Feb 27 6:30p-8:30p 4 $25

Course# 3045-SSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time W Apr 3 1:00p-3:00p

Course# 3045-SSB

Location Harding HS

Day(s)/Date Time W May 1 6:30p-8:30p

Ses Fee 4 $25 Ses Fee 4 $25

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. Pre-registration is not necessary. Instructor: Conway Staff

Course# 3173-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Conway Rec Th Jan 10 1:00p-3:00p con’t punch card

Looking for more art or hobby classes? Visit www.commed.spps.org to view our full catalog of classes! 4

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Cards & Clubs

Book Club Make new friends and discuss a monthly selection with fellow readers. Meets the fourth Monday of each month. Course# 3174-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Rice Street M Jan 28 12:45p-2:15p con’t punch Library card

Course# 3174-WSB

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Sunray Library M Jan 28 1:00p-2:30p con’t punch card

Knit and Crochet Club Refresh or learn how to knit and crochet with us. You will have the opportunity to share, read patterns and learn new ideas. Beginners are welcome. Pre-registration is not necessary. *No class March 26. Course# 3097-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Conway Rec T Jan 8 11:00a-1:00p con’t punch card

Course# 3097-WSB

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Oxford T Jan 8 9:30a-12:00p con’t punch Community Center card

PUNCH CARDS

Punch Cards are required for all ongoing activities including: Knit/Crochet Clubs, Cards, Book Club and any other “continuous” activity. Punch cards are available in $10 dollar increments. One card will provide admission to 10 sessions and is good for one year from purchase. Lost or stolen cards cannot be replaced. To purchase, please call 651-744-3072 or ask a staff person at your activity for details.

Career & Life Planning

Job Search Tips for the Mature Job Seeker Whether you are returning to the workforce by choice or out of necessity, you need to be strategic in this tough job market. Learn how to best market your strengths, overcome employer myths about “older” workers, resume do’s and don’ts, filling out applications, interviewing, web-based networking and accessing the hidden job market. Instructor: J. Hoffman

Course# 2886-FEA

Location Harding HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Feb 6 7:00p-9:00p 2 $41

Job Search Tips for Vets

Veterans can face unique challenges getting back into the workforce. Whether you recently served or have been in the civilian workforce for years, this class will cover tips and exercises with the re-employment of vets in mind. Instructor: J. Hoffman

Course# 2896-WEA

Location Harding HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 6 7:00p-9:00p 2 $41

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. Instructor: M. Theesfeld, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Course# 5568-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Oxford W Mar 6 10:30a-12:00p 1 $5 Community Center

To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org

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Career & Life Planning Health Care for Seniors: What You Want to Know Do you need help in understanding what Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D mean, along with when you should sign up, what gets covered, what does not and what your options are? Long-term care options will be discussed along with the Government Spend-Down Program and the Partnership Act. Bring your Medicare handbook if you have the recent publication. Instructor: E. Katajamaki

Course# 5581-WSA

Location Como HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu Feb 26 6:00p-8:00p 1 $10

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. Instructor: M. Theesfeld

Course# 5501-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 13 10:30a-12:00p 1 $5

Course# 5501-SSA

Location Harding HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Apr 10 6:00p-7:30p 1 $5

Social Security: The Ten Most Asked Questions Increase your knowledge of Social Security. Plan your retirement. Learn answers to questions like: Should I retire at age 62 or wait until 65? 66? How and when do I sign-up for Medicare? How much can I earn after retirement? Can my spouse get my Social Security?” Instructor: J. Czechowicz, Social Security Administration

Course# 6211-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Th Apr 25 10:30a-12:00p 1 $5

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. What benefits exist, who is eligible and who to contact to assist with the VA claims process. Instructor: D. Kaiser

Course# 5560-WSA

Location Rice Street Library

Day(s)/Date Time W Apr 17 1:00p-2:00p

Ses Fee 1 Free

Living In Retirement: A Sucessful Foundation Everyone has different expectations of retirement. The meaning of the word “retirement is changing, given that many people don’t plan to slow down much. Whatever your plans, it is important to develop a strategy to fulfill your expectations and protect against things that could get you off track. Instructor: B. Muller

Course# 2827-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee M Jan 28 6:30p-8:30p 4 $20

Preparing and Staging Your House for Resale How should you prepare your home so you can get the best price? Get tips on choosing a real estate agent, and set realistic expectations for when the home goes up for sale in today’s market. Bring your questions, and other family members who may be involved to start making the move. Price is per family. Instructor: J. Erickson

Course# 2879-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Th Apr 11 1:00p-2:30p

Ses Fee 1 $10

So Much Stuff, What Do I Do With It All? Forty years of accumulation can be overwhelming! Receive tips and techniques on how to downsize your household and move to smaller quarters. Divide and conquer the process into manageable segments. Instructor: E. McGill

Course# 2895-WSA

Location Conway Rec

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Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Apr 4 12:30p-2:30p 1 $17

To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org


Technology Computer 101 Discover the basics from the keyboard to the internet to emailing. Build your computer skills in this five week course. Newbies encouraged to attend! Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2704-WSA

Location Rice Street Library

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee F Feb 1 10:15a-12:15p 5 $79

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time T Feb 19 6:30p-8:30p

Ses Fee 5 $79

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time W Apr 24 6:30p-8:30p

Ses Fee 5 $79

Course# 2704-WSB Course# 2704-SSA

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, its many different functions, and how to download applications (apps) to optimize its performance to meet your specific needs. Bring your own iPad. Instructor: V. Ward

Course# 2606-WEA

Computer 201 Continue to discover all that your computer can do for you. Learn 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. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2718-WSA

Location Rice Street Library

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee F Mar 8 10:15a-12:15p 5 $79

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T Apr 16 6:30p-8:30p 5 $79

Course# 2718-SSA

iPad Workshop

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee SPPS District W Feb 27 6:30p-8:30p 3 $51 Admin Building, 360 Colborne St., 55102

Introduction to MS Excel Explore the world of spreadsheets in this introductory class for Microsoft Excel. You will create and navigate spreadsheets, charts, and basic formulas. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2714-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 6 6:30p-8:30p 1 $25

Intermediate MS Excel Expand your basic knowledge of MS Excel. Explore some of the more complicated formulas, formatting and chart making. Pre-requisite MS Excel Basic or corresponding skills. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2670-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 13 6:30p-8:30p 1 $25

Basic PowerPoint

Creating the perfect presentation can make a big difference in an office meeting or for personal use. We’ve all heard of PowerPoint but how do we use it? Take this class and learn how to use this valuable tool. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Instructor: M. Hogan Course# 2671-WSA Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Central HS W Feb 20 6:30p-8:30p 1 $25

Looking for more technology classes? Visit www.commed.spps.org to view our full catalog! To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org

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Technology Intermediate PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a powerful presentation software tool. If you feel comfortable with the basics of PowerPoint and would like to take your skills to the next level, this class is for you. You will learn how to do more advanced transitions, animations and templates, and add music tour presentations. Prerequisite: Basic PowerPoint or equivalent skills. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2738-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Feb 27 6:30p-8:30p 1 $25

Picasa 2 Do you have photo organization and basic editing in Picasa mastered? Review and refresh your current skills and then learn to make slideshows, solidify your understanding of photo organization and get your questions answered. Please bring a CD or a thumb drive with some pictures. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2723-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date T/W Feb 12/13

Location Rice Street Library

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee F May 3 10:15a-12:15p 2 $41

Course# 2723-SSA

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 and instruction manual to class so you can learn about your individual phone. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2724-SSA

Location Rice Street Library

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee F May 17 12:30p-2:30p 1 $25

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee F Apr 10 6:30a-8:30p 1 $25

Course# 2724-SSB

Cell Phone Beyond the Basics

Time Ses Fee 6:30p-8:30p 2 $41

Internet Safety How do you safely surf the internet and avoid its pitfalls? We will provide some of the things you should consider when making online purchases, choosing a browser, antivirus software and forming good online habits. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2638-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Feb 6 6:30p-8:30p 1 $25

Do you have a basic understanding of your cell phone but now would like to expand into more advanced functions? Join us to explore pictures, videos, web browsing, emailing and more in this follow up class to Cell Phone Basics. Smartphone users are welcome. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2725-SSA

Location Rice Street Library

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee F May 24 12:30p-2:30p 1 $25

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Apr 17 6:30a-8:30p 1 $25

Course# 2725-SSB

Digital Pictures: Picasa and Online Photo Sharing Discover the ease of organizing and sharing photos online using Picasa (a free downloadable program from Google). Bring a CD or a thumb drive with some pictures. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Instructor: M. Hogan

Course# 2669-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T/W Jan 29/30 6:30p-8:30p 2 $41

Location Rice Street

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee F Apr 19 10:15a-12:15p 2 $41

Course# 2669-SSA Library

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Culinary Four Famous Ethnic Cookies: For Grandparents and Grandkids Explore ethnic cooking by making four famous ethnic cookies; Krumkakes (Norwegian), Pizzelles (Italian), Sandbakkelse (Swedish) and Rosettes (Scandinavian). Expect great recipes plus the many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success! Please bring containers for your creations. Price includes one child/adult pair. No refund after March 14. Instructor: L. Severson

The Story of Tea

Have you always wondered about the background of tea? The instructor will tell you in a story of where, how, the legends, and the political and economical ramifications of tea. You will have the opportunity to taste a variety of tea and scones. Recipes included. Instructor: H. Mednick

Course# 3352-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 6 1:00p-3:00p 1 $20

Course# 3451-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Th Mar 28 10:00a-1:00p 1 $43

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. Instructor: L. Severson

Course# 3336-WEA

Location Harding HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Sa Feb 2 9:00a-1:00p 1 $43

Perfect Pasta

Bring a ray of Italian sunshine into your kitchen by creating homemade pasta using a few basic ingredients. Mix by hand or try a food processor. We will use a pasta machine to roll and cut and then learn to do it by hand. Savor your fresh pasta with both a classic red sauce and a white sauce topped with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. No refund after Mar. 7. Instructor: L. Severson

Course# 3369-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Th Mar 14 10:00a-1:00p 1 $43

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. Instructor: L. Severson

Course# 3376-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Th Mar 7 10:00a-1:00p 1 $43

Looking for more cooking classes? Visit www.commed.spps.org to view our full catalog! To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org

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Driving Classes CarFit: Ensuring Your Car’s Safest Fit  Do your car’s adjustable features fit you properly? Receive a quick but comprehensive check of how you and your vehicle work together.  A trained volunteer will ask simple questions and complete a 12-point CarFit  checklist. The entire process takes about 20 minutes per driver. Leave with recommended car adjustments and adaptations, a list of resources in the area, and greater peace of mind.   CarFit is not a driver assessment program, and any identifying information will be kept confidential.  Course# 5621-SSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Gloria Dei W May 29 9:00a-1:00 1 Free Lutheran Church 700 South Snelling Ave.

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. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Instructor: MN Highway Safety & Research Center

Course# 5625-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee SPPS Admin M/Tu Feb 11/12 4:30p-8:30p 2 $24 Building, 360 Colborne St.

Course# 5625-SSA

Location North Dale Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee M/Tu Apr 22/23 12:30p-4:30p 2 $24

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. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Instructor: MN Highway Safety & Research Center

Course# 5626-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Rondo Community M Feb 4 12:00p-4:00p 1 $20 Outreach Library

Course# 5626-WSB

Location North Dale Rec

Driver Safety 8 Hour This 8-hour course is intended to improve the driving skills of motorists 55-years-of-age and older. Completion of this class will result in a 10% reduction in car insurance rates. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Instructor: Driver Safety AARP

Course# 5627-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Sa Feb 2 8:30a-12:30p 2 $18

Course# 5627-WSB

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Edgcumbe Rec Sa Mar 16 8:30a-12:30p 2 $18

Course# 5627-SSA

Location Conway

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu/W June 4/5 12:00p-4:00p 2 $18

Driver Safety Refresher Do you need to become re-certified? 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. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Instructor: Driver Safety AARP

Course# 5628-FSE

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T Jan 8 12:00p-4:00a 1 $18

Course# 5628-WSA

Location Central HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Sa Feb 16 8:30a-12:30p 1 $18

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T Feb 26 12:00p-4:00p 1 $18

Course# 5628-WSB Course# 5628-WSC

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T Mar 12 12:00p-4:00a 1 $18

Course# 5628-SSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T Apr 16 12:00p-4:00p 1 $18

Course# 5628-SSB

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T May 14 12:00p-4:00a 1 $18

Course# 5628-SSC

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T Jun 18 12:00p-4:00a 1 $18

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu Mar 5 4:30p-8:30p 1 $20

Course# 5626-SSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Wilder M Apr 8 12:00p-4:00p 1 $20 Community Services 650 Marshall Ave

Course# 5626-SSB

Location North Dale Rec

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Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee M May 20 9:00a-1:00p 1 $20

To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org


Health & Fitness Blood Pressure Checks Monitor your blood pressure on the first Thursday of each month. Sponsored by Conway-Battle Creek Living at Home Block Nurse Program. No appointment needed. Instructor: Conway Battle Creek Block Nurse Program

Course# 5570-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Th Jan 3 11:30a-12:45 con’t Free

Foot Care Clinic The 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 ConwayBattle Creek Living at Home Block Nurse Program at 651-793-8190. Instructor: Conway Battle Creek Block Nurse Program

Course# 5672-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T Jan 8 9:30a-12:30p cont $24

Balance Your Digestion: Chinese Medicine Asian cultures have centuries of wisdom about how to keep the digestive system balanced and healthy, and now you can restore your body’s natural rhythm with simple do-it-yourself techniques. You will learn acupressure points to improve your digestion, an abdominal self-massage technique, and food therapy to feel better. Instructor: S. Tuominen

Course# 5610-WSA

Location Highland JR

Day(s)/Date Tu Apr 23

Time Ses Fee 6:30p-8:00p 1 $30

Trouble losing weight? Chinese medicine targets several common energetic imbalances that can affect your ability to drop excess weight. If you experience cravings, excessive appetite, or a slow metabolism, you may have an imbalance that can create an obstacle to successful weight loss. Find out how to restore your body’s balance and remove these obstacles so it takes less willpower to eat right and drop those extra pounds. Instructor: S. Tuominen

Course# 6404-WSA

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu Jan 29 6:30p-8:00p 1 $30

Course# 6404-SSA

Location Conway Rec

Instructor: J. Campbell

Course# 5150-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T/Th Jan 15/17 9:00p-10:00p 20 $55

Course# 5150-WSB

Remove Your Obstacles to Weight Using Chinese Medicine

Location Highland JR

Enhance Fitness Enhance Fitness sessions feature exercise techniques for older adults, including strength training and cardiovascular conditioning.Working at your own pace and receive personal attention from a trained instructor. We encourage you to participate two days a week. UCare for Seniors may attend at no charge.

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Apr 24 1:00p-2:30p 1 $30

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T/Th Jan 15/17 10:15a-11:15a 20 $55

Course# 5150-SSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time T/Th Apr 9/11 9:00p-10:00p

Ses Fee 20 $55

Course# 5150-SSB

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T/Th Apr 9/11 10:15a-11:15a 20 $55

Walking the Gym Seniors, put on your walking shoes, “kick up your heels” and walk inside the gym. Instructor: Conway Staff

Course# 5250-WSA

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee T/Th Jan 8/10 10:15a-11:15a cont Free

Course# 5250-WSB

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Jan 9 1:00p-2:30p cont Free

To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org

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Health & Fitness Three Ways to Bliss: Tai Chi, Qigong, and Mindfulness Refuel your body, mind and spirit with three essential practices of meditation that will deepen and enrich your life. These practices produce the benefits of improving balance, immune system functions, reducing stress, calming emotions, lowering high blood pressure, normalizing blood sugars, and increasing the bodies’ natural healing response, as well as expanding personal growth. Discover your blissful moments. A combination of standing, seated or lying down meditations so wear comfortable clothing, shoes, and bring a cushion or blanket. No previous experience required. Instructor: T. May

Course# 5710-WSA

Ageless Grace: 21 Tools for Lifelong Comfort and Ease Exercise your brain as well as your body with Ageless Grace! The latest research in brain plasticity shows that our brains can adapt to new situations by growing new neurons at any age! Ageless Grace is done seated and to music, based on movements which are natural and come with ease. Designed for all ages and abilities. No equipment necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to have fun! Instructor: P. Rest

Course# 6407-WSA

Location Rice Street

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu/Th Feb 5/7 10:15a-11:15a 8 $45

Location Rice Street Library

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Tu/Th Apr 9/11 10:15a-11:15 8 $45

Library Course# 6407-SSA

Brain Body Fitness

Supercharge your whole brain and body in a fun, motivational and multi-active program. Using Brain Gym movements and activities, education, music, reading, writing, exploration, creativity and play, you can overcome brain fog, loss of memory, balance, motivation and energy. Improve your listening, focus and communicaiton skills. Instructor: K. Murlowski

Location Harding HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Sa Feb 16 9:00a-10:30a 6 $57

Course# 5710-SSA

Location Harding HS

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Sa Apr 20 9:00a-10:30a 5 $47

Qigong Active Exercises

Inspired from Tai-Chi, this qigong series teaches energy-based physical exercises that will increase your strength, spinal flexibility and stamina - with no pain. The class progresses through 12 choreographed exercises focusing on slow, rhythmic breathing and mindfulness. Participants sit or stand depending on ability, mat optional, wear comfortable clothing. all levels of ability welcome. No previous experience required. Note: $20 reference book available from instructor. Instructor: B. Franck

Course # 6405-SSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Wellstone Th Feb 28 9:00a-11:00a 4 $43 Community Center

Course # 6405-SSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Wellstone Th Apr 11 9:00a-11:00 4 $43 Community Center

Course# 6409-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Conway Rec W Mar 27 10:00a-10:30a 1 Sample Class

Course# 6409-SSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Conway Rec W Apr 3 11:00a-11:30a 4 $79 * Fee includes manual

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Looking for more health and fitness classes? Visit www.commed.spps.org to view our full catalog!

To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org


Health & Fitness Yoga: Third Age People 50+, who haven’t yet tried yoga or haven’t done yoga in a while, and those seeking a gentle approach. Practice yoga poses to increase your flexibility, build strength, and improve your balance. Increase your lung capacity and invite inner calm by practicing breathing and relaxation techniques. Wear loose clothing. Bring a yoga mat and a towel. Instructor: A. Gilats

Course# 5709-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee First Lutheran M Jan 21 9:30a-10:30a 4 $25 Church 463 Maria Ave., 55106

Course# 5709-WSB

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee First Lutheran M Feb 25 9:30a-10:30a 4 $25 Church 463 Maria Ave., 55106

Course# 5709-SSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee First Lutheran M Mar 25 9:30a-10:30a 4 $25 Church 463 Maria Ave., 55106

Course# 5709-SSB

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee First Lutheran M Apr 22 9:30a-10:30a 4 $25 Church 463 Maria Ave., 55106

Zumba Gold: BOGO! Two for the price of one: grab a friend and try Zumba Gold! Classes combine easy Latin Dance Steps and safe fitness principles with active seniors in mind. Zumba is a fun, feel-good workout that burns lots of calories while working the whole body. While we intermittently bring intensity up, this class remains slower-paced and very low to no-impact: no jumping, no twisting. Working on your balance, posture, muscle toning, and range of motion will improve activities of daily living. Instructor: A. Hodge

Course# 5892-WSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Wellstone T Jan 22 10:15a-11:15a 6 $48 Community Center

Course# 5892-WSB

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Jan 23 12:00p-1:00p 6 $48

Course# 5892-WSC

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Wellstone T Mar 5 10:15a -11:15a 6 $48 Community Center

Course# 5892-WSD

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Mar 6 12:00p -1:00p 6 $48

Course# 5892-SSA

Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee Wellstone T Apr 16 10:15a-11:15a 6 $48 Community Center

Course# 5892-SSB

Location Conway Rec

Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee W Apr 17 12:00p -1:00p 6 $48

Minnesota Summer Picnic Tuesday, June 11

Once again Community Education Senior Program and St. Paul’s Park and Recreation for Adults 50+ Program will be teaming up for a summer day on Harriet Island in Saint Paul. The day will include food, entertainment, prizes, and fun for all! Further details will be available after March 1. For information and to register for the picnic, call Saint Paul Parks and Recreation at 651-266-6447

To register for classes, call Community Education Senior Programs at 651-744-3072 or sign up online at www.commed.spps.org

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Travel Tour Code Rating System

Travel Registration

The Saint Paul Community Education Tour Code Rating below is an approximate guide to help participants judge the activity level of a program or trip. The code is based on the level of activity and physical ability rather than age. On the scale, 1 is the least demanding and appropriate for those with limited mobility who need to be able to board the bus 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 Mansee at 651-744-3072.

• Begins Friday, January 4, at 9:00 a.m. • Phone registration only at 651-744-3072 and continues until tours are full. • Payment by credit card is preferred with registration. • Payment by check is accepted if received within ten days of registration. • No senior discount.

1 Limited mobility welcome 2 Must walk with minimal assistance 3 Active – able to do some steps and/or stairs

Make payment to ISD 625, write the trip number(s) on the noteline, and mail to: C.E. East Office Harding Senior High School 1540 East Sixth St. St. Paul, MN 55106

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. • 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.

Pick-up Sites (vary by tour) •

Conway Recreation Center 2090 Conway St.

Oxford Community Center 270 N. Lexington Pkwy.

Saint Paul Public Schools District Adminstration Building 360 Colborne St.

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Overnight Trips: • 25% of fee 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.


Travel Spice of Life Wednesday, February 20 Course # 8059-WSA

Tour Rating: 22 Stimulate your taste buds with foods originating from across the globe. We will travel Saint Paul sampling, shopping and learning about a variety of foods from around the world. Stops will include a bulk shopping and a return to the earth experience at the Mississippi Market’s newest location on West 7th Street. Across the Atlantic we will go without ever leaving home; we will visit Buon Giorno, an Italian grocery store and restaurant. Back to North America again as we make a brief stop at El Burrito Mercado for a Mexican sampling. We will conclude our day with a trip across the Pacific to the Hmong Villiage on the East Side of St. Paul. Lunch on your own.

Guide: S. Mansee Fee: $40 Fee includes locations, motorcoach transportation, and guide. Please register by February 6. Pick up Time and Site: 8:00 a.m. Conway Recreation Center, 2090 Conway St. 8:20 a.m. at Oxford Community Center, 270 N Lexington Pkwy (please park on east side of parking lot away from building) Approximate Return time: 4:00 p.m.

Chocolate March Thursday, March 14 Course # 8060-WSA Tour Rating: 33

View the St. Croix River Valley from Hastings to Hudson, making visits to the Classic Rosewood Inn & Spa, Escape by the Lake and the Phipps Inn to indulge yourself with Innkeepers chocolate specialties. Discover architectural styles of bed-and-breakfasts, mansions and historic venues. Lunch is included at the Afton House Inn.

Guide: S. Mansee Fee: $66 Fee includes: Lunch, locations, motorcoach transportation, and guide. Please register by February 13. Pick up Times and Sites: 8:45 a.m. Conway Rec Center, 2090 Conway St.

For complete overnight tour descriptions, visit www.commed.spps.org or www.landmark-tour.com/spps

9:05 a.m. Oxford Community Ctr, 270 N Lexington Pkwy Approximate Return Time: 4:30 p.m. Winter/Spring 2013

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Travel House of Worship Tour Thursday, April 18 Course # 8048-SSA Tour Rating: 22

Have you always wanted to visit and learn basic information about the many faith traditions of the Twin Cities? This tour will take us to four distinct locations. Since 1965, the Church of Scientology of Twin Cities has been welcoming people through their doors. The Church of Scientology of Twin Cities is now the largest Scientology facility in the American midwest and serves parishioners from Wisconsin to the Dakotas. Our day will also take us from small quaint and historical St. Martin’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church to Grace Church, considered a “mega church” with a nondinominational congregation of Baptist heritage. They wil provide an organ presentation for our enjoyment. We will conclude the day with a visit ot the recently renovated Vietnamese Buddhist Phat An Temple in Roseville. These houses of worship influence our communities in many ways. Come along as we get acquainted about what makes them special to their communities. Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

Stars and Statues Thursday, May 16 Course # 8061-SSA Tour Rating: 44 Become a kid again as you gaze into a night sky from your comfortable seat in the Saint Paul Public Schools’ Planetarium. Which planets are visible? Where are they? Which constellations can be easily seen? Then, blast off from earth and tour the planets and other objects in the solar system. Following the Planetarium, you will experience the Remembrances and Memorials on the State Capitol Mall. Our guide from the Capitol Area Architecture and Planning Board will share the significance of these memorial for Minnesota’s history makers as we stroll through the grounds. Lunch on your own at a local restaurant. Please save May 23 as an alternative date if rain occurs. Guide: S. Mansee

Guide: S. Mansee

Fee: $35 Fee includes: Admissions, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration due by May 1.

Fee: $39 Fee includes: admissions, motorcoach transportation and guide. Registration Due by April 3.

Pick up Times and Sites: 9:00 a.m. Conway Rec Center, 2090 Conway St.

Pick up Times and Sites:

9:20 p.m. Oxford Community Ctr, 270 N. Lexington Pkwy

8:00 a.m. Conway Recreation Center 2090 Conway St. 8:20 a.m. Oxford Community Ctr, 270 N Lexington Pkwy Approximate Return Time: 5:15 p.m.

Approximate Return Time: 4:00p.m. Cemetery Walking Tour Saturday, May 18 Course #8001-SSA Tour Rating: 33 Enoy 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. Guide: M. B. Hummel Fee: $29 Fee includes guide. Transporation and lunch is on your own. Meet Time and Site: 9:00 a.m. East Gate of Clavary Cemetery, 753 Front Ave, 55103

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Travel Extended Tour Showcase Wednesday, January 30 Course #6115-WSA

Take this opportunity to learn about the individual itineraries for the tours to the Shores of Lake Michigan (May 5-11), Swissconsin to Taliesin (August 6-8), and Autumn in New England (September 25-October 2). Learn in detail what is included, get your questions answered, and register to hold your space.

Showcase preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Fee: Free Time and Site: 10:30a-12:00p SPPS District Administration Building, 360 Colborne St., Conference Room D Shores of Lake Michigan May 5 - 11, 2013 Course # 8058-WSA Tour Rating: 3

Take a trip along Lake Michigan, featuring the Windy City, Dutch heritage, sand dunes, horse drawn carriages and water at every turn. Our excursion takes us across America’s Dairyland for an overnight stop north of Chicago, with a narrated morning tour of Chicago and a lunch stop at Navy Pier. From there, we will travel to Holland, Michigan, a community inviting the world to celebrate the Dutch heritage during the Holland Tulip Time Festival. This world renown festival showcases Holland’s dynamic community, spectacular tulips, and authentic Dutch architecture. Onward we go to The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Northern Michigan. Sleeping Bear Dunes voted by Good Morning America viewers as one of the most beautiful places in the country, with its collection of sand dunes that peak at over 400 feet. Beautiful Traverse City will provide our accommodations on Wednesday. Thursday, we will head to Mackinac Island aboard the Star Line Ferry, the boat that produces a 35-foot rooster tail spray. While crossing, drink in the spectacular scenery including the world’s longest suspension bridge that connects Michigan’s two peninsulas. Since 1887, the Grand Hotel, the crown jewel of the secluded island, beckons visitors to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. It is here that we find the Grand Luncheon Buffet, extending nearly 100 feet providing offerings beyond compare. Save room for the dessert table’s 20+ selections. When the feast concludes, enjoy a narrated, horse-drawn carriage tour where we will see Arch Rock, the Governor’s Mansion and Surrey Hill. Continue the nautical theme with a visit to the famous Soo Locks, a National Historic Site that has been allowing ships from around the world access to the heartland of America since 1855. Enjoy a narrated dinner cruise through the two longest locks in the world, right alongside the giant freighters. We will spend the tail end of the trip on the Upper Peninsula, with a visit to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and the incredible Tahquamenon Falls on the way to Escanaba for our final overnight. Our trip home will take us through the North Woods of Wisconsin and include a visit to a real Lumberjack Camp. This tour is planned in partnership with Landmark Tours and offers a great getaway after a long Minnesota winter. Brochures and registration information is available by calling Saint Paul Community Education at 651-744-3072.

Guide: S. Mansee Fees - Single: $1,895; Double: $1,495; Triple: $1,395 Includes all attractions, 6 nights hotel, 17 meals, deluxe motorcoach, guides and travel insurance. Pick up times and sites: 8:00 a.m. SPPS District Administration Building 360 Colborne St., St. Paual Approximate Return Time: 6:00 p.m. May 11. Winter/Spring 2013

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Travel Swissconsin to Taliesin August 6-8, 2013 Course # 8062-SSA Tour Rating : 44

So much to do and so little time, this three-day tour will keep you on the go. Discover the only place in the world where you can see all fifteen crane species, the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Experience the unique on our tour of the National Mustard Museum, one of the world’s largest collections of prepared mustards and mustard memorabilia. In New Glarus “Little Switzerland”, you will check into the Chalet Landhaus Inn for a two-night stay. The Chalet Landhaus Inn Restaurant will provide us with a Swiss cookout to round our day of travel. A visit to Green County wouldn’t be complete without a stop for cheese. Tour the chalet-style plant that manufactures specialty cheeses at Alp and Dell Cheese Store and Emmi Roth USA. Wash down that cheese with sampling from Minhas Craft Brewery, the second oldest brewery in the nation. Monroe’s Courthouse Square will be your source for lunch on your own. We will return to New Glarus, for a guided tour of town and additional opportunities for sightseeing, shopping and relaxing. Fortify yourself with a Swedish dinner with Swiss entertainment at the historic New Glarus Hotel to get ready for another day on the road. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin home tour will offer an intimate look at 50 years in the life of one of our country’s greatest architects. The Old Feed Mill Restaurant in Mazomanie will be providing lunch before we make the drive back to Saint Paul. This tour requires approximately 45 minutes of outdoor walking on grassy pathways and terrace steps with no handrails. Tour planned in cooperation with Medicine Lake Tours.

Guide: S. Mansee Fees - Single: $698; Double: $594; Triple: $546 Includes one coffee and roll stop, all attractions, 2 nights hotel, 6 meals, deluxe motorcoach, guides and travel insurance. Registration and final payment due June 11. No refund after June 11 (less travel insurance). Pick up time and site: 7:00 a.m. SPPS District Administration Building 360 Colborne St., St. Paual Approximate Return Time: 6:00 p.m. August 8.

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Autumn in New England September 22-Oct. 2, 2013 Course # 8063-SSA Tour Rating: 3

Travel with friends and neighbors to an area known the world over for its stunning autumn foliage. All six New England states will be visited on this inclusive tour which has been planned by local tour operator Landmark Tours. This trip includes flights between Minneapolis and Boston where a deluxe motorcoach will be waiting. Boston is a treasure chest of history and we’ll start there. Lexington and Concord are included, as well as a day trip by ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. We’ll visit Newport to see the mansions of wealthy industrialists and journey into the Connecticut River alley. See the quaint village of Stowe in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Franconia Notch in New Hampshire is filled with scenic attractions. Travel to “The Pine Tree State” of Maine for an authentic lobster bake. The scenic drive down the spectacular Atlantic Coast will bring us full circle back to Boston. Leave the worries behind as your driver and tour director lead you through an itinerary designed with comfortable lodging, excellent dining and a sensible pace. This tour is planned in partnership with Landmark Tours. Brochures and registration information is available by calling Saint Paul Community Education at 651-744-3072.

Guide: S. Mansee Fees - Single $3,075; Double $2,645; Triple $2,445 includes seven nights lodging, 16 meals, all included attractions, deluxe motorcoach, guides and travel insurance. Registration and Final payment is due by July 31. Flight times to be determined.


Registration Information Cancellations

Registration is taken by phone, by mail, in person, or online at www.commed.spps.org. Please make checks payable to ISD 625.

Refunds

Registration is taken by the Senior Programs Office at Harding High School, 1540 East 6th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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

•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. •Full refunds or credits are issued if Community Education cancels a class or tour, or the class or tour is already filled.

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.

Closings Due to Weather

Community Education Offices and programming site addresses are listed on page 2.

Name:__________________________________________ Address:________________________________________ City:_________________________ Zip:_______________ Phone: work ____-____-____Evening: cell ____-____-____ E-mail:_________________________________________

In case of bad weather, tune to local media for notification of school closings. Saint Paul Community Education Programs are not held when the schools are closed due to inclement weather.

[ ] Male [ ] Female

[ ] Asian or Pacific Islander [ ] Black or African American [ ] Hispanic or Latino [ ] Child 0-5 [ ] Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander [ ] Youth 6-17 [ ] Special Needs [ ] White [ ] Other Collecting this information helps us to provide programs and services for our community.

UCare Minnesota Discounts

UCare for Seniors allows for one $15 discount on a community education class or event each year. The discount does not apply to the Holiday Party or Summer Picnic. Members must be on UCare at the time of registration and through the duration of the class(es). Members will need to include their Ucare ID number when registering.

Voluntary Information—check all that apply

Course #

Title

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Time

Fee

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).

Payment: [ ] Cash [ ] Check [ ] Visa [ ] MasterCard [ ] Discover Credit card#__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _

Expiration Date: ____/____ Card Holder Name:________________________________ (Leave blank if same as registration)

Classes will not be held on the following dates: January 21, February 18, March 25-29, May 27

UCare discount $__________

UCare number _________

Total (minus discount) $__________

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ADMINISTRATION Valeria Silva SUPERINTENDENT Jackie Turner CHIEF OF ENGAGEMENT Lynn Gallandat COMMUNITY EDUCATION DIRECTOR

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