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Parenting Workshops

Winter/Spring 2014

How to Put the FUN Back Into Parenting With Love and Logic Peg Imholte, Parent Educator

Parenting can be fun if you know the right words to use. Learn to model the behavior you want your children to show. Pizza will be served from 6:00-6:30pm and childcare is available for ages 3-12 during the parenting presentation from 6:30-8:00pm. COST: $5 per family. (Scholarships available) Register in advance for childcare and to ensure we have pizza for your family. WHERE: Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School. Enter Door 1

Departments

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Community Education.......2-29

Parent Connections

Offering special interest classes, creative arts, health, wellness, & fitness for all ages.

Rice Recreation......30-31 260-6036 Providing youth and adult recreational activities in Rice.

Sauk Rapids Recreation......32-39 253-6631 Providing youth and adult sports and recreation for the Sauk Rapids area.

Adult Basic Education......40-41 258-1111 Classes for learners ages 16 and up for GED, Adult Diploma, ESL and Family Literacy.

Early Childhood Programs.......42-47 255-8910 Programs for families with young children from birth to Kindergarten.

Casi Olson, Clinical Psychologist

January 27

6-8pm

Call 258-1577 or register at SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org.

We’ll provide the pizza and childcare so YOU can connect with other parents about the joys and challenges of parenting that we all experience. Casi Olson will guide discussion as you learn from her and other parents. Get tips and explore ways families can spend quality time together. Casi has shared her expertise with many parents. Grandparents and professionals are also welcome. Pizza will be served from 6:00-6:30pm and childcare is available for ages 3-12 during the parenting presentation from 6:30-7:45pm. COST: $5 per family, per date. (Scholarships available). Register in advance for childcare and to ensure we have pizza for your family. WHERE: Pleasantview Elementary School. Enter Door 2 #2642 Tue

Jan 21

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Parent Workshops are funded in part by Resource Training and Solutions.

When Violence Becomes Entertainment Presented by Lt. Col. Grossmann

Tuesday, January 28th at River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud To register go to www.resourcetraining.com or call 255-3236. staff

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C o m m u n i t y

Sandy Grosland 253-7237 Director sandy.grosland@isd47.org Amy Gunderson 258-1577 Program Coordinator amy.gunderson@isd47.org Lisa Saari 258-1577 Program Coordinator lisa.saari@isd47.org Lisa Jacoby 258-1576 Admin. Secretary lisa.jacoby@isd47.org & Facility Use Rich Spiczka 258-1573 Youth Programs richard.spiczka@isd47.org Coordinator

E d u c a t i o n Mag Patridge 258-1112 Adult Basic Education mag.patridge@isd47.org Coordinator Kari Schugel 258-1569 District Website kari.schugel@isd47.org Coordinator Community Ed Fax (320) 258-1570 Online Registration SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org District Website www.isd47.org Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm

Issue #20 | Winter/Spring 2014

Distribution: August, January, April |

ISD #47, Sauk Rapids-Rice Community Education | 901 First Street South, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379


Gardening & Outdoors

Community Education Fly Casting Dave Kollmann, Fishing Enthusiast

Want to learn the sport of fly fishing? Dave has over 40 years of fly fishing experience and will discuss selection and proper use of equipment and accessories. The second class will be in the gym to practice casting. Space is very limited for this class, so register early to ensure your spot. Bring whatever equipment you have to both classes.

Straw Bale Gardening - Breaking New Ground Joel Karsten, Certified Nursery Professional

If you thought the only place to grow healthy crops was in black dirt, you must attend this class! Come learn how you can grow a bountiful garden without using herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides, and without weeding. Discover this revolutionary and easy gardening method to create a beautiful and productive garden, without lifting a shovel, and without using dirt. Joel will share in this demonstration class, how to plant a wide variety of vegetables, root crops, vine crops, fruit crops, and even beautiful flower gardens, directly into your “conditioned” straw bales. Using this idea, you’ll never again do the “heavy lifting” or bending over that is required with normal soil-based gardens. Optional guide, $5, available for purchase from instructor at class. #5905 $34

Wed Mar 5 SRR Middle School

6:30-9:30pm Room 213, Door 1

Composting 101

Growing Fruit Locally

Adam Hjelm

Rick Walter

Whether you live in a country cottage with a strawberry patch the size of an Olympic pool or a highrise city apartment with flower pots for a garden, the time to start composting is now. Yes, it’ll make your garden happy, but it also has a double environmental payoff: Composting keeps waste out of landfills, and it fertilizes without chemicals. In other words, it isn’t just for you - it’s for all of us.

Yes, you can grow fruit locally! Rick will discuss the common fruits that are grown in this area and you’ll learn about other unusual and exciting varieties of tree fruits, berries, and vines that can easily be cultivated here.

#5975 Tue Apr 8 6:30-8pm $8 Sartell DSC #129 212 3rd Ave N, Sartell

Many of these varieties have been developed in Asia and Eastern Europe and have recently become available in the United States. #5913 Thu Feb 27 6:30-8pm $14 SRR Middle School #106 Door 1

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

#5917 Tue & Thu 7-9pm $22 March 18 & 20 2 sessions SRR Middle School

First night: Room 207, Door 1

Second night: Center Gym, Door 4

Rain Barrels Adam Hjelm

Rain barrels harvest rain water from roofs and other structures that can then be used to water gardens, lawns and potted plants. Installing a rain barrel is an excellent way to reduce run-off and pollution, as well as save MONEY! As much as 40% of residential water is used for irrigation in the summer. You will learn the ins and outs of rain barrels, site selection and other tips on how to use rain barrels efficiently. #5974 Tue Apr 1 6:30-8pm $7 Sartell DSC #303 212 3rd Ave N, Sartell

INCLEMENT WEATHER Activities will not be held when school is closed or has been canceled during the day due to weather.

Visit www.isd47.org.

Announcements will also be made on local radio and TV stations.

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Finance & Technology

You CAN Save Money Using Technology Jeremy Drinnin

If you are always looking for the best deal to help save some money for your family, or your business, join Jeremy to discover how people are spending less than $20 a month for phone and television viewing instead of nearly $90 or more.

Maximizing Your Social Security April Diederich, Cert. Financial Planner

Confused about social security and benefits? April will provide information and strategies for you to maximize your social security benefits. You will learn about aspects such as the age to begin benefits, whether to apply for your own or spousal benefits, as well as numerous other options that can determine your benefit amount. #5900 Mon Feb 3 6:30-8pm $8 SRR Middle School #105 Door 1

Too Much Debt? Not Sure What to Do?

Plan for Retirement Challenge Your Concerns & Take Control April Diederich, Cert. Financial Planner

With the markets and economy changing all the time, you may feel less than confident about reaching your retirement goals. This class will help you learn ways to generate dependable income that could last throughout retirement, how to plan for and how much you may need to save to reach your retirement goals and dreams. #5901 Wed Feb 26 6:30-8pm $8 SRR Middle School #105 Door 1

Sam Calvert, Attorney

Basic Estate Planning

Are you feeling overwhelmed by debt, getting harassed by creditors, or facing the risk of foreclosure, garnishment, or repossession? Thinking about filing for bankruptcy? Sam Calvert will explain all the options you have.

John Wenker

You’ll learn how to respond to a lawsuit, what types of bankruptcy are available, and what relief bankruptcy generally will provide. #5914 Mon Mar 10 6:30-8:30pm $5 SRR Middle School #106 Door 1

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Provide for your family with a comprehensive estate plan. Explore the significance of wills, trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, and beneficiary designations in carrying out your wishes. #5950 Tue Mar 11 6:30-8:30pm $9 Apollo HS #821 Door 30 1000 44th Ave N, St. Cloud

WE ACCEPT

Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Debit Card for payment.

Jeremy will show you the benefits of using options like Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix for entertainment purposes as well. Explore the advantages of using a smart phone as a one-stop shopping experience and how to find the best deals by simply scanning the item you want to purchase. #5883 $16

Tue Mar 18 6-8pm SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

INCLEMENT WEATHER Activities will not be held when school is closed or has been canceled during the day due to weather.

Visit www.isd47.org.

Announcements will also be made on local radio and TV stations.

REGISTERING ONLINE IS QUICK AND EASY! SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org • View complete lists of classes. • Verify dates, time and location of your classes. • View registration and payment history for your entire family. • We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and Debit Cards for all classes and activities.

REGISTER TODAY!

Call 258-1577 or www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org


iPads

Community Education

Discovering the iPad Basics Laura Mackenthun

If you’ve recently purchased an iPad and want tips on how to get the most out of it, if you’re considering purchasing one and want some “hands on time,” or if you just want to find out what iPads are all about, this class will give you the opportunity to do all of those things! This course will explore the basics. You’ll learn how to set up your iPad, move around it efficiently, and get lots of tips to make you more comfortable. Bring your own iPad or we’ll have limited iPads ready for you to use! Handouts provided. This class will be taught using iOS7 software. If you have your own iPad, please be sure its running iOS7. #5920 Wed Jan 29 6-8pm $16 SRR Middle School #218, Door 1

iPads: Exploring Beyond the Basics Laura Mackenthun

You’ve mastered the basics of the iPad and now you’re ready for more! This course will be filled with tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your iPad. Bring your own iPad or we’ll have limited iPads ready for you to use! Handouts provided. This class will be taught using iOS7 software. If you have your own iPad, please be sure its running iOS7. #5921 Wed Feb 5

6-8pm $16 SRR Middle School #218, Door 1

Great Apps for the iPad (Mostly Free) Laura Mackenthun

There are so many apps available to download for your iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch). This course will share some of them with you and help you navigate through the App Store to find others that might be interesting and useful to you. Find out how to use the apps that come with your iPad as well as how to find and download more. Hear more about the apps others love for work, play, and everything in between - and share a few of your favorites! Bring your own iPad or we’ll have limited iPads ready for you to use! Handouts provided. This class will be taught using iOS7 software. If you have your own iPad, please be sure its running iOS7. #5922 Wed Feb 19 6-8pm $16 SRR Middle School #218, Door 1

Photos on the iPad Laura Mackenthun

This course is all about taking, editing and arranging photos on your iPad. We’ll explore the built in camera and its features, and some apps that allow you to edit and enhance your photos.

Using iOS7 on Your Device Laura Mackenthun

If you’ve had an iPad/iPhone/iPod for a while and recently updated to iOS7, this course is for you! Apple added new features and ways to do different tasks with the iOS update. We’ll explore those new features in iOS7 and help you become more comfortable with all of the changes. Bring your own iPad or we’ll have limited iPads ready for you to use! Handouts provided. This class will be taught using iOS7 software. If you have your own iPad, please be sure its running iOS7. #5919 Tue Feb 11 6-8pm $16 SRR Middle School #105 Door 1

SHARE YOUR SKILLS & TALENTS!

Bring your own iPad or we’ll have limited iPads ready for you to use! Handouts provided. This class will be taught using iOS7 software. If you have your own iPad, please be sure its running iOS7.

We are looking for instructors to teach youth and/or adult classes.

#5923 Wed Feb 26 6-8pm $16 SRR Middle School #218, Door 1

Teach a class. Call 258-1577 today!

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Computers & Technology

Beginning PC Computers Jeremy Drinnin

If you’re a first time computer user, or are familiar but want a better understanding of the basics, this course is for you. Working in an easy-to-follow format, Jeremy will introduce all aspects of the computer including terminology, components, keyboard functions, commonly used programs and their purpose, plus basic internet use. By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge to create, print, copy and paste information, save and search for files and folders, and surf the internet with ease. #5876 $46

Mon 6:30-9pm Jan 27-Feb 10 3 sessions SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

Intermediate PC Computers Jeremy Drinnin

Ready to take the stress out of using your computer? Designed for those who have taken Beginning PC Computers or have some experience and desire to improve your skills. This course will provide a greater understanding and confidence in your technical abilities. Topics include using system tools and utilities, exploring the control panel, troubleshooting problems, backing up files and pictures, plus ways to keep your system safe and protected from spyware, virus, and malware. The perfect course for someone to better understand their computer system! #5877 $32

Mon 6:30-9pm Feb 24 & Mar 3 2 sessions SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

AM I REGISTERED? Yes! Unless you are notified, all classes will be held as scheduled.

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Beginning Excel Shauna Seaman

Let Excel do the calculations for you! In this beginning course, learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, navigate, use simple formulas, and make it look great with formatting! #5941 $16

Thu Jan 30 6:30-8:30pm SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

Intermediate Excel Shauna Seaman

Have some experience using Excel and want to enhance your skills? Join us to learn more advanced formulas, tips and shortcuts, navigating multiple worksheets and much more! #5942 $16

Thu Feb 6 6:30-8:30pm SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

What’s Social Media All About? Jeremy Drinnin

Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. What are these sites all about? Social media allows you to stay connected with others, whether that be classmates you haven’t talked to in years or your children or grandchildren. Stay up to date with the latest news and trends. The possibilities are endless! So how do you use them? Jeremy will help answer this question and more, in this beginner social media class. You will learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and much more. #5878 $26

Mon & Wed 6-8pm Mar 10 & 12 2 sessions SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

REGISTER TODAY!

Some classes fill quickly!

Call 258-1577 or www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org


Computers & Technology

Community Education Using LinkedIn for Job Hunting & Networking Charlene Hopela

LinkedIn is a social network of professional contacts. Learn how to create an effective profile, track employment opportunities, build your network, and get noticed. Char will include practical tips on navigating the site, interacting with others, and making the most of this networking tool. #5969 Thu Feb 27 6:30-8pm $12 SRR Middle School #213 Door 1

Blog Away! Jeremy Drinnin

Curious About Cloud Computing

Explore Online Shopping

Shauna Seaman

Cindy Hiedeman

Heard about cloud computing? Wonder how it works and how it can be useful for you? Join us as we discover the cloud!

More people than ever before in history are shopping online. Join us to learn about the numerous benefits of online shopping. You’ll explore sites such as Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, and major department stores. Cindy will explain what makes these sites safe to use and explore. You will leave the class ready to begin online shopping!

#5943 $12

Thu Mar 13 6:30-8pm SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

Online Marketing for Small Businesses Jeremy Drinnin

Fee: $12 each class

Have you ever wondered how other businesses are advertising? Learn the importance of online marketing, styaing up to date with what other businesses are doing, and much more. Jeremy will cover the importance of a social media and Google presence, and what tools you should be using to keep your business going.

#5989 Mon Feb 24 #5990 Mon Mar 17

#5882 $24

6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm

Both classes held at: SRR Middle School #216 Door 1

Have you ever wanted to start your own personal blog? Wondered what it’s all about, how to get started and what everyone else is using? Come and check it out with Jeremy! You’ll learn what options you have for creating one and the basics of how to do it. Do you want your own personal blog with your name, or do you want a free one? Jeremy will answer all these questions as he dives into the tips and tricks of blogging. #5879 $24

Thu Feb 20 6-9pm SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

Have an Idea? We welcome your ideas and suggestions for new classes. Call 258-1577.

Tue Mar 4 6-9pm SRR High School NW224 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance. Register Online At:

www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Cooking & Foods

Pizza Magic Dawn Jansen

Calling all pizza lovers! Making homemade pizza can be fun and easy for any member of the family! Join Dawn in this hands-on class to learn to make that perfect light and tasty crust. You will create a rich sauce that can be made ahead of time or to use later during the week. You will also make a fabulous dessert pizza that you do not want to miss! Register early, limited spots available! #5971 Sat Jan 25 1-3pm $33 Sartell HS, #B110 Door 1 748 7th St. N, Sartell

Basic Cake Decorating Marietta Vossen, Cold Spring Bakery

Join professional cake decorator, Marietta. She will teach you the techniques of traditional cake decorating. Learn to ice, pipe and decorate a cake like a pro! You will take home your beautiful cake! You may also sign up as a parent/ child. Children must be a minimum of 9 years old and accompanied by an adult. You can sign up to share a cake or to do individually. (Limit of 2 children/adult per cake) #5978 Thu Feb 6 6-8pm $35 Sartell HS, #B110 Door 1 748 7th St. N, Sartell

SHARE YOUR TALENTS!

Teach a class. Call 258-1577, today!

Fondant Cake Marietta Vossen, Cold Spring Bakery

Ice and decorate a fondant cake to take home! Join professional cake decorator, Marietta, for a new project this season. You’ll decorate a cake that makes a great project for a boy or a girl! Learn how to make either puppies or kittens to decorate your 8” single layer cake. This a great class to take as a parent-child class. Children must be a minimum of 9 years old and must be accompianed by an adult. You can sign up to share a cake or to do individually. (Limit of 2 children/adult per cake) #5977 Thu Mar 6 6-8pm $35 Sartell HS, #B110 Door 1 748 7th St. N, Sartell

Cooking From the Farm Diane Giambruno & Jessica George, Registered Dietitans

With Farmers Markets just around the corner, this class will give you good ideas on how to use some of the produce you’ll buy there. Diane and Jessica will demostrate heart healthy recipes using seasonal foods. Come hungry! Samples and recipes will be provided. Please note that you need to RSVP for this class by Monday, March 10th! #5924 Tue 6-7:30pm $26 SRR Middle School, #469

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Mar 18 Door 4

East Indian Cuisine Sneh Kalia

Come and learn to blend spices for delicious vegetarian dishes from India. Tuition includes materials. #5982 Wed Mar 19 6:30-8:30pm $23 SRR Middle School #469 Door 4

Baking Bread & Baklava Dawn Jansen

If you have always wanted to try bread making, join us to make two loaves of honey whole wheat bread on a cold winter morning. While it’s rising, satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava. This flaky, buttery, nutty dessert recipe hails from Lebanon. Please bring to class: 2 metal bread pans and one 9x13 pan (can be disposable). #5970 Sat Jan 25 9am-12pm $37 Sartell HS, #B110 Door 1 748 7th St. N, Sartell Community Education works in cooperation with other districts to expand your choice of activities. Please note the location of your activity as it may not be in our district buildings.

Call 258-1577 or www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org


Skills, Knowledge & FUN!

Acting for Adults Tamara McClintock, GREAT Theatre

If you have a passion for acting, this class is for you. Break through your physical and vocal comfort zones as you explore various acting techniques. You’ll dive into dramatic and comedic scripts. Whether you’re a seasoned actor or have had a smattering of experience, you’ll have the opportunity to become a more dynamic performer! #5958 Sat 2-3:30pm $45 Jan 26-Feb 23 5 sessions GREAT Theatre, 3rd floor 919 St. Germain St. W. St. Cloud

Real World Conversational Spanish Rosio Esparza-Hoppe

Conversational Spanish focuses on real world Spanish, so you learn the language the way it is truly used in conversation. Each lesson is based on real world dialogue. #5979 $32

Tue & Thu 6:30-8:30pm Mar 18-27 4 sessions SRR Middle School #213 Door 1

The course is full, SHOULD I ADD MY NAME TO THE WAIT LIST? YES! If someone cancels, we will contact you.

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DSLR Photography 101 Troy Olson, Experienced Instructor

If you want to move beyond the basic “point and snap” pictures, this basic fundamental course about DSLR cameras can help you take more satisfying photos. You’ll learn about shutter speeds, aperture sizes, focal lengths and get some tips and tricks too! Bring your camera and manual (if you have one). Fee: $24 each class #5936 Mon Feb 3 #5937 Thu Mar 6

6:30-8:30pm 6:30-8:30pm

Both classes held at: SRR Middle School #207 Door 1

DSLR Photography - the Next Step Troy Olson, Experienced Instructor

This course will broaden your understanding of how to use your DSLR camera and to shoot in more difficult environments. You’ll learn more about exposure and metering, using the flash, how white balance affects your photos and raw vs. JPEG files. DSLR Photography 101 or similar experience required. Bring your camera and manual (if you have one). Fee: $24 each class #5938 Mon Feb 10 6:30-8:30pm #5839 Thu Mar 13 6:30-8:30pm Both classes held at: SRR Middle School #207 Door 1

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

Digital Photography - The Basics Troy Olson, Experienced Instructor

If you want to learn how to make the best use of the features on your digital camera, this class is for you! Troy will discuss common camera features, photo terminology and the basic rules of composition. You’ll explore the menu system, controls for menu items and learn the fundamentals of taking aesthetically and technically pleasing photographs. Bring your digital camera and Users Manual (optional, but recommended). Please review your Users Manual before class. #5940 Tue Feb 25 6:30-8pm $18 SRR Middle School #207 Door 1

REGISTERING ONLINE IS QUICK AND EASY! VISIT SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org • View complete lists of classes. • Verify dates, time and location of your classes. • View registration and payment history for your entire family. • We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and Debit Cards for all classes and activities.

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Music & Creatives

Beginning Guitar for Adults Steve Cekalla, Steve’s Guitar & Music

Is learning a musical instrument on your bucket list? Check it off with this introduction to the guitar. Steve has 26 years of experience! This session is for 3 lessons to be scheduled and held during each month. Guitar is required, however limited rentals are available. Student contact information will be given at registration and Steve will contact you to set up lessons. No discounts. Held at: Steve’s Guitar 3333 W Division, St. Cloud #5902 February Session #5903 March Session #5904 April Session

$18 $18 $18

Just ONCE Piano for Adults Juanita Spicer

In just a few hours learn enough secrets of the trade for years of enjoyment. While regular classes teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you have a good start. Free beginners pamphlet; send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Innovative Keyboard 2841 S. Southwind Drive Gilbert, AZ 85295 Materials fee: $29 for workbook and practice CD, payable to instructor at class. No discounts. #5929 Mon Feb 10 6-9pm $54 SRR Middle School Choir Door 4

Your Son or Daughter Can Learn to Play Guitar Too! Check out lessons by Steve Cekalla or Kevin Carlson. See page 26

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Beginning Watercolor Painting & Drawing III: Color Bonnie Schwichtenberg

You must have taken Beginning Watercolor & Drawing I class, OR have the ability to comfortably make a flat wash and a graded wash on letter-sized watercolor paper. You will work with medium and dark basic triad, adding colors to your palette - particularly the three convenience colors and staining basic colors. The focus will be to continue building, drawing and composition skills while working with these new colors. You will add simple people to one picture and practice how to paint a group of people, as in a street scene. Plan to paint florals as it will help build composition skills! A supply list will be sent prior to the first day of class. #5916 $48

Thu 6:30-9pm Apr 3-May 15 6 sessions NOT 4/24 SRR Middle School #902 Door 16 - Back of building

Pour It On Bonnie Schwichtenberg

Did you know you could make a picture by pouring paint? In this class, you will mix three strengths of several colors. Using a good drawing and mask/drawing gum, you will block certain parts of the picture and pour on the paint, letting it mix on its own. After this dries, you will add more mask and repeat the process. Since there is significant drying time between applications, the down time will be spent creating some small pieces using negative painting. These two skills go together and the small pieces will increase your knowledge of how to layer color on your pouring piece. You will work on cold press paper and use saturated artist grade paints on subjects featuring nature, found objects, and things from the forest. A supply list will be sent prior to the first day of class. #5915 $48

Wed 6:30-9pm Mar 19-Apr 23 6 sessions SRR Middle School #902 Door 16 - Back of building

Intro to Clay This class is for ADULTS TOO! See Page 28

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Creative Inspirations

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Beginning Sewing Skills* Dawn Jansen

Start sewing with this simple market bag in just two nights! You’ll get a feel for how sewing machines work and learn how to piece together a downloaded PDF pattern. Layout your pattern on coordinating fabrics to cut out pieces to stitch a lined market bag.

Drawing From a Photograph Kate Langlais

Learn an easy grid method that will help you draw a picture from a photograph of your choice! You may bring your own photo printed on standard computer paper with black ink only, or choose from ready-made ones at the studio. #5888 Mon Mar 24 5-6:30pm $20 Portraits by Kate 921 1st St North, St. Cloud

Colored Pencil Drawing Kate Langlais

Expand your drawing skills by adding color. You’ll learn about blending colors, and matching them from photographs! #5885 $33

Mon 5:15-6pm Feb 17-Mar 3 3 sessions Portraits by Kate 921 1st St North, St. Cloud

Landscape Painting Kate Langlais

Learn how to make beautiful landscapes! Be inspired from the work in the art gallery and learn how to create your own masterpiece. Bring or wear a paint shirt! #5886 Thu Feb 27 6-7pm $16 Portraits by Kate 921 1st St North, St. Cloud

Van Gogh Painting Kate Langlais

Celebrate Vincent Van Gogh’s 161st birthday by creating your very own paintings in his style. #5889 Mon Mar 31 6:15-7pm $16 Portraits by Kate 921 1st St North, St. Cloud

Portrait Drawing Kate Langlais

Learn the basics of portrait drawing from local artist, Kate Langlais, who specializes in portraits and wants to show YOU how to do it as well! #5887 Thu Mar 6 6-7pm $14 Portraits by Kate 921 1st St North, St. Cloud

Beginner’s Crochet: Basic Headband Carolyn Griffin

You will learn simple stitches to make a stylish headband. In the second class, you will jazz up your headband with an intermediate stitch to draw eyes to your handmade piece - making it the center of conversation! A supply list will be sent prior to the first day of class. #5959 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm $35 Feb 8 & 22 2 sessions Discovery Elem #144 Door 1 700 7th St S, Waite Park

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

#5973 Tue 6-8pm $43 Feb 18 & 25 2 sessions Sartell MS #674 Sewing 627 3rd Ave N, Sartell

Beginning Quilting Skills* Dawn Jansen

Learn to sew a simple, but elegant table runner in this two night class for the beginning quilter. You’ll learn how to use a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat while you follow a simple pattern. You’ll get an understanding of layout and piecing techniques. Add borders and bind your batting and backing to the top using the pillowcase binding method. You will also do some very simple stitch-in-the-ditch and echo straight line quilting. #5972 $43

Tue Apr 22 6:30-8:30pm Tue Apr 29 6-8pm 2 sessions Sartell MS #674 Sewing 627 3rd Ave N, Sartell

*Sewing & Quilting Classes: You do not need a sewing machine. Materials and pattern are included in the class fee. This is a great class for adults with sewing experience or a parent with a child. Children must be a minimum of 9 years old and accompanied by an adult. You can sign up to share a machine or use individual machines.

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Boomers & Zoomers 55+

55+ Defensive Driving Program Refresher (4 hours) Minnesota Safety Council

If you’ve taken an 8-hour Defensive Driving Course in the past, now you can renew your insurance discount by taking this 4-hour refresher course. There’s no driving and no test. You will receive a certificate to provide to your insurance company. No discounts. Please include your Driver’s License # on the registration form. #5826 Thu Jan 30 5-9pm $18 SRR Middle School #213 Door 1 #5815 Tue Feb 25 5-9pm $18 SRR Middle School #213 Door 1

55+ Defensive Driving Program (8 hours) Minnesota Safety Council

If you are 55 or older, save money on your car insurance premiums and become a better driver! In Minnesota, insurance companies offer a 10% reduction if you complete a Defensive Driving Course, taught by professional, certified instructors. The course is two sessions, 8 hours total, with no driving or test required. You’ll receive a certificate for your insurance company. No discounts. Please include your Driver’s License # on the registration form. #5818 $18

Tue & Thu 5-9pm Feb 18 & 20 2 sessions SRR Middle School #213 Door 1

SHARE YOUR SKILLS & TALENTS! We are looking for instructors to teach youth and adult classes. Teach a class. Call 258-1577 today!

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AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course (4 hours) Debbie Grzybowski, AARP Instructor

This four-hour refresher course is for drivers 55 years and older who have completed the basic eighthour AARP Driver Safety Course. Those age 55 + who complete the course will maintain the 10% discount on their auto insurance. • • • •

No tests or driving involved. Bring driver’s license. Refreshments provided. $2 discount for AARP members only. No other discounts.

AARP membership is not required to attend this course. If you are an AARP member, provide your membership # when registering. #5911 Thu Mar 27 12:30-4:30pm $20 Shepherd Oak West Apt 220 13th St N, Sauk Rapids

The course is full, SHOULD I ADD MY NAME TO THE WAIT LIST? YES! If someone cancels, we will contact you.

Falls Prevention 101: Tips and Tricks for Preventing Falls Central MN Home Safety Coalition

One in three people 65+ will fall each year, and Minnesota leads the nation in deaths caused by unintentional falls. But, did you know that 50% of falls are preventable? Come to learn practical ways to prevent falls. You’ll receive information about ways to prevent falls, connections to area resources for falls prevention and home safety, and the opportunity to receive a free home safety assessment. #5918 Wed Oct 23 6:30-8pm $5 SRR Middle School #207 Door 1

DO YOU HAVE A GOLD CARD? Are you a resident of District 47, age 62 and over? You are eligible for free lifetime admission to most District 47 home athletic and fine arts events as a Gold Card Member. Call 258-1577 today!

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Boomers & Zoomers 55+

Community Education

Nutrition Education: Carb Control Diet Ashley Studniski, RD, LD Supermarket Dietitian Coborn’s Grocery Stores

Discover the tips and tricks to managing the diabetic diet. All sessions are free! However please register to secure your spot and tasting samples. #5908 Tue Mar 11 2-3:30pm FREE Shepherd Oak Apt 310 13th St N, Sauk Rapids

Nutrition Education: Are All White Foods Bad? Ashley Studniski, RD, LD Supermarket Dietitian Coborn’s Grocery Stores

Learn about the different types of white food and whether they are all bad for you. Be prepared for some surprises! All sessions are free! However please register to secure your spot and tasting samples. #5909 Tue Apr 8 2-3:30pm FREE Shepherd Oak West Apt 220 13th St N, Sauk Rapids

We Have More Health & Wellness Classes! Learn about diabetes, essential oils, healthy skin, hair, & nails, healthy grocery shopping, and more!

See page 15!

Join us this winter for fun and laughter while you explore those fascinating iPads again, share and record your childhood memories, learn about healthy eating, and welcome Spring into your home with beautiful flowers! Mark your calendar for the fourth Wednesday of January and the third Wednesday of February, March and April. You won’t want to miss the fun and connecting with other folks! Online Shopping & Communications Using iPads Have you ever tried shopping online? Do you know which sites to trust and how to manage your account. Using iPads, Laura Mackenthun, will explore online shopping. Are your children and grandchildren using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter? Find out what they’re talking about and stay connected with them as Laura explains how to best utilize social media to fit your needs. iPads will be provided. #5985 Wednesday January 22 1-3pm SRR Middle Sch, Door 1 901 1st Street South, Sauk Rapids Capturing Childhood Memories Mary Jo McCarthy of Pequot Lakes helps others document their childhood memories. She’s here to help you put your stories down on paper! Share your stories and traditions with others as you learn how to best record your life for your family to enjoy for years to come. Please bring a childhood photo; we will provide the pen and paper. There is no need for a special love of writing for this class! #5986 Wednesday February 19 1-3pm SRR Middle Sch, Door 1 901 1st Street South, Sauk Rapids What It Means to Eat Healthy What does it mean to have an overall healthy diet? Ashley Studniski, Supermarket Dietitian at Coborn’s grocery stores, will explain the benefits of having a healthy diet. In addition, she will show you how the internet can act as a nutritional guide! iPads will be provided. #5987 Wednesday March 19 1-3pm SRR Middle Sch, Door 1 901 1st Street South, Sauk Rapids Welcome Spring! Spring is on its way and welcome it to your house by learning how to arrange a floral bouquet. A local florist will show examples of bouquets you can do and demonstrate how to put a bouquet together. #5988 Wednesday April 16 1-3pm SRR Middle Sch, Door 1 901 1st Street South, Sauk Rapids

There is no fee to attend, but we ask that you please let us know you’ll attend so we can plan for treats and refreshments. Call 258-1577 or online at www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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CentraCare Classes

Call 258-1577 or www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org


Health & Wellness Skin Care Tips and Make-Up for Women 40+ Trish Hendrickson

When was the last time you had a make-over and skin care consultation? Was it before you turned 40? If so, join Trish for a fun evening of skin care tips and make-up suggestions for women ages 40+. Bring your current skin care products, make-up, mirror, washcloth, and headband. #5897 Tue Feb 25 6:30-8:30pm $16 SRR Middle School #469 Door 4

What It Takes For Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails Dr. Lee Aberle Edgewater Natural Family Medicine

You’ll learn the top 10 things you can do to have healthy hair, skin and nails. Diet, exercises, and lifestyle choices can all affect those areas. Dr. Aberle will explain what to do and what not to do to take care of your hair, skin and nails. #5899 Tue Feb 11 6:30-8pm $14 SRR Middle School #213 Door 1

The ABC’s of Diabetes & Carbohydrate Counting Marcie Bryant, Clinical Educator

Do you have diabetes or are prediabetic? Do you need to watch your carb intake? Marcie Bryant is here to help you! Discover how to identify foods that raise blood sugars, appropriate portion sizes, read food labels, meal planning and healthy snacks. #5875 Wed Feb 19 6-8pm $16 SRR Middle School #106 Door 1

AM I REGISTERED? Yes! Unless you are notified, all classes will be held as scheduled.

Community Education NuVal - Make Healthy Choices At The Grocery Store Ashley Studniski, RD, LD Supermarket Dietitian Coborn’s Grocery Stores

Ever see the NuVal rating at the grocery store? Know what it means? Ashley will explain what it is, how it works, and how NuVal can help you select the more nutritious choices when grocery shopping. NuVal is even expanding to help meet personal dietary needs including low sodium and gluten free options, among others. You’ll receive a bag of groceries worth $10 just for attending class! #5946 Mon Mar 3 6:30-7:30pm $10 Coborns - Sauk Rapids 110 1st St. South, SR

REGISTER TODAY!

Some classes fill quickly!

Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Melissa Rieland & Amanda Martians

Imagine your life being pain free: back, joint, muscle and arthritis pain - gone! Sleeping restfully through the night, being stress free and full of energy. Improving ADD, ADHD, memory, and helping with your allergies, asthma, colds, flu and sinus congestion! Come learn about therapeutic grade essential oils and how they can be used as a gentle and natural alternative to prescription or overthe-counter drugs. Handouts will be provided and you will be able to sample oils. #5912 Wed Feb 19 6-8pm $14 SRR Middle School #105 Door 1

Have an Idea? We welcome your ideas and suggestions for new classes. Call 258-1577.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Emergency Outfitters

This course is designed for those who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, and for those who have a desire to learn the techniques of CPR and the use of an AED. This classroom, video-based, instructor-led course teaches adult, child and infant CPR/AED as well as choking management. New guidelines will be taught! Fee includes certification card, text book and all other materials. No discounts. #5927 Tue*

Feb 18

6:30-9:30pm

$70

American Heart Association Heartsaver Certified First Aid Emergency Outfitters

This classroom, video-based, instructor-led course teaches participants critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) take over. This course does not include CPR or AED Training. Topics include First Aid basics for medical emergencies, injuries, and environmental emergencies. Fee includes certification card, text book, and all other materials. No discounts. #5928 Thu*

Feb 6

6:30-9:30pm

$47

*Both AHA classes held at: SRR Middle School, Room 137/139, Door 1

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Community Education

Trips & Travel

“Fiddler on the Roof” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Preview itineraries for all trips in this section at www.adventurestoeurope.com

Your Adventure to Europe Preview Arlette Gerber, BonJour Travel

Are you interested in joining one of our tours? Will your destination be Paris, The Riviera, Italy, or the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria? To discover more about each featured location, come and spend an hour with us...no jetlag guaranteed, just a presentation with a sneak peek at what you would experience, should you choose one of these tours. Meet and interact with Arlette, your tour director. She will share photos and answer your questions. Whether curiosity drives you, or a desire to travel, you are welcome to join us. Bring a friend! There is no fee for this event, however registration is required. #5964 Mon Feb 10 7-8:30pm Free Apollo HS #824, Door 30 1000 44th Ave N, St. Cloud

Paris, Normandy, Giverny & Loire Valley Experience the very best of Paris along with the Loire Valley’s exquisite chateaux, Brittany’s half-timbered villages, Normandy’s magical Mt. St. Michel, stirring D-Day beaches & Monet’s dreamy gardens in Giverny. This traditional tour will please all ages! Excusions are fully guided with a fair amount of walking. Tour Dates: June 10-18, 2014

Cost is $1,199*

Tuscany & Beyond From Renaissance Florence, to medieval Siena & San Gimignano, the coziness of a Chianti vineyard, the eternal charm of Venice to the cliff hugging fishing villages of Cinque Terre - you will experience the best Italy has to offer! So, pack your comfortable shoes and prepare to enjoy the Tuscan sunshine each day! Andiamo! Travel Dates: September 30-October 8, 2014

Cost is $1,999*

Prague, Salzburg, & Munich Beginning in Prague, spend nine enchanting days in some of Europe’s great historic capitals. Explore Pragues mighty castle, Baroque churches, and fascinating Jewish Quarter. Next stop, Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, site of the filming of The Sound of Music, and Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Travel Dates: October 8-16, 2014

Cost is $1,999*

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman, is trying to keep his family’s traditions in place. Yet, times are changing. And when Tevye’s daughters want to make their own matches, he must choose between his own daugthers’ happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. You will love the rousing heartwarming score, including: “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Far From the Home I Love,” “Do You Love Me,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and many more as you enjoy a delicious lunch at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. School bus pick up is at Foley HS. Registration deadline is January 10th! #5980 Wed Feb 5 8:30am-6pm $82 Foley High School 621 Penn Street, Foley

“What a Wonderful World” at Paramount Theatre Get ready to enjoy a delightful afternoon of music, laughs, and memories! Two really funny guys on two pianos will be performing your favorite musical standards like “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Sixteen Tons,” “What a Wonderful World,” and dozens more from the Great American Songbook. School bus pick up is at Foley HS or you may meet the group at the Paramount, if you wish. Registration deadline is April 12th! #5981 Mon May 12 12:45-3:30pm $28 Foley High School 621 Penn Street, Foley

*These land packages are priced per person and are based on double occupancy, airfare is additional. No discounts.

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Trips & Travel

Community Education

Premier Travel Trips Join us for an informational meeting about the upcoming Premier World Discovery trips listed on this page. Learn about each trip and have the opportunity to ask questions about the destination as well as the tour itself. There is no fee, but please register. #5983 Tue Feb 11 6-7pm Free Discovery Elem #145 Door 1 700 7th St S, Waite Park

INCLEMENT WEATHER Activities will not be held when school is closed or has been canceled during the day due to weather.

Visit www.isd47.org.

Announcements will also be made on local radio and TV stations.

Join Community Education for Learning & Fun! Did you know that your Community Education program partners with registered dieticians, certified financial planners, local attorneys, computer specialists, certified fitness instructors, and community members sharing their expertise to provide high quality classes to help you stay informed, active, healthy and up to date with new technology. In addition, you can dabble in the arts under the guidance of locally acclaimed artists, learn some new dance steps, get tips for spring gardening, and parents can gather for informal discussions about the joys and challenges of parenting while we provide activities for your children. Check out our many fitness classes on pages 19-21 to stay in shape this winter!

A Taste of Cuba Premier World Discovery

Discover the amazing country of Cuba! Travelers will delight in Cuba’s storied history from the Museum of the Revolution to Ernest Hemingway’s home, to the Cuban Literacy Museum. Interact with the locals by visiting the home and studio of famous artist Jose Fuster, browse the San Jose Craft Market where local artisans show off their goods, and experience a local dance school, Pro Danza Dance School, which trains 800 students a year. This country is full of culture, history, beauty and old world charm. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Travel Dates: April 17-22, 2014

Cost is $3,299*

Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies Premier World Discovery

Board Amtrak’s famous ‘Empire Builder’ train bound for Montana and Glacier National Park. Sit back and relax as you ride the rails overnight as the train heads West through Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana. Board a 1930’s Red Jammer Touring Car for a ride over the Going-to-the-Sun Highway in the heart of Glacier National Park’s beautiful scenery. After two nights in Whitefish, Montana you’ll head north for three nights to Banff and the majestic Canadian Rockies. Additonal stops include Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, Lake Louise & Victoria Glacier, and more! Travel Dates: July 15-23, 2014

Cost is $2,495*

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Premier World Discovery

Experience one of the most photographed events in the world, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. View the Dawn Patrol, a choreographed launch of balloons before dawn, and the Mass Ascension, the launch of all of the participating balloons, in one of the most spectacular displays of color and sound in all of aviation. Also have a chance to visit Santa Fe, an upscale resort and artist community with Spanish-Pueblo roots. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the area while visiting all the sights of Santa Fe, Taos and Bandelier National Monument. Travel Dates: October 10-15, 2014

Cost is $1,950*

*Price is per person for double occupancy. Contact Community Education at 258-1577 if you would like a flyer with full details of fees and itineraries. No Discounts.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Dance

Line Dance Lisa Saari

Come join the fun! You will learn a wide variety of line dance steps in a basic yet quickly moving and entertaining program designed to get you comfortable with the most common line dance steps, like the Electric Slide, and new line dances, including Gangnam Style. No partner needed - just come ready to line dance and have fun! Please bring a water bottle.

Ballroom Dance I

Country Western

Dan Triplett

Dan Triplett

Waltz, Fox Trot, Swing & Rumba: Whether you are a beginner or want to brush up on your dance steps for an upcoming wedding, special occasion or just for fun, come and gain the confidence you’re looking for. Special attention is paid to leading and following.

Ever wanted to join in when folks dance to country music? Learn the basic movements of Country Two-Step. Focusing on beginning movements and patterns, you’ll be able to get up and dance with ease and confidence.

Couples only, please register and pay individually. #5961 $42

Wed 7-9pm Feb 5-Mar 19 6 sessions NOT 3/5 McKinley Ctr, Gym Door 3 216 8th Ave N, Waite Park

Swing Dance I Lisa Saari

Swing dancing has been entertaining millions of people for decades. Learn beginning dance techniques of East Coast Swing and show off at dance clubs, wedding receptions, or even in your living room at home. Get your adrenaline pumping! Couples only, please register and pay individually. #5962 $28

Tue 7-8:30pm Feb 11-Mar 11 4 sessions NOT 3/4 South Jr. High Cafeteria Door 5 1120 S 15th Ave, St. Cloud

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Couples only, please register and pay individually. #5960 $42

Mon 7-9pm Feb 3-Mar 24 6 sessions NOT 3/3 McKinley Ctr, Gym Door 3 216 8th Ave N, Waite Park

Swing Dance II Lisa Saari

Swing dancing has been entertaining millions of people for decades. Expand your skills in this East Coast Swing class designed for those who have taken Swing Dance I or have previous swing dance expericence. You’ll have fun AND gain confidence! Couples only, please register and pay individually. #5963 $28

Tue 7-8:30pm Mar 18-Apr 8 4 sessions South Jr. High Cafeteria Door 5 1120 S 15th Ave, St. Cloud

#5934 $22

Thu 7-8pm Jan 30-Feb 27 4 sessions NOT 2/13 SRR Middle School E Gym Door 4

Line Dance - Ballroom Style Lisa Saari

Join us to learn fun line dances based on ballroom dances! You’ll be ballroom dancing without a partner, but the rhythms, steps and techniques are similar to those used in ballroom dances including the tango, fox trot, cha cha, rumba, merengue, bachata, and much more. You’ll get great exercise without even realizing you’re getting a workout! No experience or partner necessary, just come ready to have fun dancing with friends! Please bring a water bottle. #5935 $22

Thu 6:30-7:30pm Mar 13-Apr 3 4 sessions SRR Middle School E Gym Door 4

INCLEMENT WEATHER Activities will not be held when school is closed or has been canceled during the day due to weather.

Visit www.isd47.org.

Announcements will also be made on local radio and TV stations.

Call 258-1577 or www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org


Adult Fitness

Community Education

Kettlebells for Women Bev & Jack Gustafson, St. Cloud Karate Instruction

Your gym is in the palm of your hand! In less than an hour a day a few days a week you can do a cardio workout that blasts fat off your belly, butt, and thighs. Even if you hate to lift weights, you will love to swing these Russian kettlebells (looks like a cannonball with a handle). The exercise can be done anywhere, anytime. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. No Discounts. Materials fee: $16.10 (DVD for practice) payable to instructor at class. Held at: St. Cloud Karate Instruction 1514 3rd St. N, St. Cloud #5951 Sat $20 Feb 1-22

9-10am 4 sessions

#5952 Sat $20 Mar 1-22

9-10am 4 sessions

Aikido Ages 12+ Don Luukkonen, 2nd dan, Minnesota Aiki Shuren Dojo

Aikido, a Japanese martial art, includes sword, staff and hand-tohand techniques. Aikido principles are based on harmonizing your mind and body with a partner’s attack. Aikido builds sincere people through mental and physical discipline. People of all ages, sizes and abilities can practice Aikido.

ZUMBA at RICE

Pilates/Yoga

Katrina Kolles, Licensed Instructor

Jill Florek, Certified Instructor

Are you tired of boring and/or hard to follow workouts, or tired of doing the same thing (i.e. treadmill, workout machines) over and over again and not getting results?

Transform your body and mind as you tone your abdominal muscles and increase overall strength and flexibility. Challenge your coordination skills and improve balance and control using traditional Pilates movement patterns. The result is a leaner, longer and stronger body.

This program requires no previous experience and is fun for all fitness levels, ages and shapes. Come and explore a whole new adventure in exercise and take the “work” out of working out. Come Zumba yourself into shape! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Held at: Rice Elem, Gym #5930 Tue 6:15-7:15pm $42 Jan 21-Mar 18 8 sessions NOT 2/4

Held at: SRR High School Wrestling Rm, Door 7

#5931 Tue 6:15-7:15pm $42 Mar 25-May 20 8 sessions NOT 5/13

#5893 Tue 7:30-9pm $40 Jan 21*-Mar 18 8 sessions NOT 2/4 *On Jan 21 class will be held in Auxiliary Gym! Enter Door 7.

Teach a class. Call 258-1577, today!

#5894 Tue 7:30-9pm $45 Mar 25-May 20 9 sessions

REGISTER TODAY!

Some classes fill quickly!

SHARE YOUR TALENTS!

Skill level can be adjusted for beginners or those with experience. Please bring an exercise mat. In SAUK RAPIDS: PV Elem., Gym #5890 Tue 6-7pm $26.50 Jan 28-Mar 18 7 sessions NOT 2/4 #5891 Tue $30 Apr 1-May 20

6-7pm 8 sessions

In RICE: Rice Elem., Media Center #5932 Tue 7:30-8:30pm $23 Jan 28-Mar 18 6 sessions NOT 2/4 & 2/11 #5933 Tue 7:30-8:30pm $30 Apr 1-May 20 8 sessions

EARLY BIRD FITNESS DISCOUNT Take $2 off most* fitness classes when you register at least one week before the class begins. *Exceptions apply and are noted in description. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Adult Fitness

ZUMBA! Becky Magnuson, Certified Instructor

Are you ready for a fitness routine that is fun and exciting? Then skip your normal workout and join us for ZUMBA - a fusion of hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves that creates a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Held at: PV Elem, Gym #5925 Thu 5:45-6:30pm $36.50 Jan 23-Mar 20 7 sessions NOT 1/30 & 3/6 #5926 Thu 5:45-6:30pm $47.50 Mar 27-May 22 9 sessions

Have an Idea? We welcome your ideas and suggestions for new classes. Call 258-1577.

Early Bird Fitness Discount

Take $2 off most* fitness classes when you register at least one week before class begins. *Exceptions apply and are noted in description. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Fit & Strong

Step It Up and Get Fit

Kim Johnson, Certified Instructor

Kim Johnson, Certified Instructor

Feel more energy and become more active. Kim will combine the best cardio moves with strength training using free weights and strength stations. The cardio portion is low impact with easy moves. Improve flexibility, increase muscle mass and bone density while toning your core, legs and upper body muscles using the weights for resistance.

Burn body fat and sculpt muscles in this exhilarating aerobic workout using the step platform. Kim will guide you using a variety of foot patterns and combinations to keep you smiling and having fun.

Held at: SRR High School Fitness Center, Door 7

#5895 Thu 5:45-6:30pm $33.50 Mar 27-May 22 9 sessions

#5984 Wed 5:45-6:30pm $30 Jan 22-Mar 12 8 sessions #5896 Wed 5:45-6:30pm $33.50 Mar 26-May 21 9 sessions

Please bring an aerobic step. Held at: SRR High School Fitness Center, Door 7

Work Those Abs! Mandy Wolvert, Certified Instructor

Water aerobics is a great way to optimize cardiovascular conditioning while enhancing muscular strength, endurance and flexibility! Exercise at your own level of intensity, however, expect an intermediate to moderate level of exertion.

Everybody wants better abs, but more than just looks, strong abs help contribute to overall core strength. Working with weights, resistance bands, and stability balls, Mandy provides a fun and vigorous workout targeting the abs and glutes. Work those abs before you head into work in the morning!

Class is primarily in the deep end of the pool. Ability to swim is not necessary, but you should be comfortable in water. Floatation belts provided.

Please bring a stability ball and exercise mat.

Aqua Fitness For Men & Women Dani Berg, Certified Instructor

#5906 Sun 6:30-7:30pm $30 Feb 9-Mar 23 7 sessions SRR High School Pool Door 7

#5907 Sun 6:30-7:30pm $30 Mar 30-May 18 7 sessions NOT 4/20 SRR High School Pool Door 7

Dani Berg is a Wellness Coach at HealthPartners of Central MN. She has been instructing group fitness classes for over 5 years and is passionate about providing fitness and wellness to others.

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Held at: PV Elem, Gym #5967 Wed $23 Feb 26-Apr 2

6-6:45am 6 sessions

#5968 Wed 6-6:45am $23 Apr 9-May 14 6 sessions

AM I REGISTERED? Yes! Unless you are notified, all classes will be held as scheduled.

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Adult Fitness

Community Education

Work It All! Mandy Wolvert, Certified Instructor

Take your health and fitness to the next level with a wholebody workout, all before you go into work in the morning! In 45 minutes, you’ll work every major muscle group while increasing your balance and flexibility, all important for full-body strength and conditioning. Resistance bands and stability balls will be incorporated into each workout.

Introduction to T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi for Women

Bev & Jack Gustafson, St. Cloud Karate Instruction

Bev & Jack Gustafson, St. Cloud Karate Instruction

The slow and gentle movements of the ancient art of Tai Chi improve your health and stamina. Its related deep breathing motions reduce the effects of stress, lower blood pressure, increase concentration and coordination, improve muscle flexibility and strength, and improve circulation and balance.

Performing Tai Chi motions each day improves your health, balance and stamina as well as your concentration and coordination. Practicing deep lower lung breathing along with the gentle movements reduces the effects of stress on the body and can lower blood pressure as well.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and non-slip stockings or practice barefoot.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and non-slip stockings or practice barefoot.

No Discounts.

No Discounts.

#5966 Mon 6-6:45am $23 Apr 7-May 19 6 sessions NOT 4/21

Materials fee: $16.10 (DVD for practice) payable to instructor at class.

Materials fee: $16.10 (DVD for practice) payable to instructor at class.

Early Bird Fitness Discount

Held at: St. Cloud Karate Instruction 1514 3rd St. N, St. Cloud

Held at: St. Cloud Karate Instruction 1514 3rd St. N, St. Cloud

#5955 Mon $24 Feb 3-24

6:30-7:30pm 4 sessions

#5953 Wed $15 Feb 5-26

9-9:30am 4 sessions

#5956 Mon $24 Mar 3-24

6:30-7:30pm 4 sessions

#5954 Wed $15 Mar 5-26

9-9:30am 4 sessions

Please bring a stability ball and exercise mat. Held at: PV Elem, Gym #5965 Mon 6-6:45am $23 Feb 24-Mar 31 6 sessions

Take $2 off most* fitness classes when you register at least one week before class begins. *Exceptions apply and are noted in description. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Youth Grades 4-12

Babysitting Clinic Grades 5-8 Sauk Rapids Women of Today

This hands-on clinic for students in grades 5-8, includes activities that focus on basic first aid, fire and weather safety, child development and parent expectations. Each participant will receive a certificate after successfully completing this two hour course. No discounts. #2508 Sat Jan 18 9-11am $10 SRR Middle School #219 Door 1

Creative Writing Grades 6-12

Ballroom Dancing for Teenagers

Kirstin Bratt

Students will become authors of fiction, poetry, and memoirs using artistic media and dramatic play to develop their work. Participants will be introduced to the various professional writers who work in fiction and poetry for young people, and will use these writings to study various structures and generate your own ideas. Dramatic play exercises will help develop your writing and explore the underlying structures of poetry and fiction. Grades 6-8: #2633 Mon 3:15-4:45pm $19 Jan 27-Feb 10 3 sessions SRR Middle School #103 Grades 9-12: #2634 Mon 3:30-5:00pm $19 Mar 31-Apr 14 3 sessions SRR High School #E239

We have MORE classes for TEENAGERS! Beauty Bootcamp, Fencing, Minecraft & Intro to Clay

See pages 23, 24, 27 & 28!

Lisa Saari

#2509 Sat Apr 26 9-11am $10 SRR Middle School #219 Door 1

Magic: The Gathering Tournament, Gr. 4-12

Learning to dance teaches skills to last a lifetime. Dance skills give students confidence, not only in his or her ability to actually dance, but confidence socially, in interactions with peers and adults. They also learn the etiquette for dance and social functions. Knowing how to dance is not only FUN, but prepares them for social functions as they mature.

Nathan Younkin

Lisa will teach ballroom and latin dances such as swing, salsa, fox trot, rumba, and more! No partner needed as each student will learn the steps solo and work as a group to develop partner dancing.

Held at: SRR Middle School Room 219, Door 1

Held at: StudioJeff 701 St. Germain Street West Suite 201, St. Cloud Grades 6-8: #2583 Sat $22 Feb 8-Mar 1

9-10am 4 sessions

Grades 9-12: #2584 Sat $22 Feb 8-Mar 1

10-11am 4 sessions

Are you ready for a challenge? Join us for Magic: The Gathering Tournament. Magic is the world’s premier trading card game. It was the first of its kind, and it is still the biggest and the best! No need to bring your own cards, as decks will be provided. You will also recieve a booster pack for playing! Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Fee: $14 per class #2626 Sat Jan 25

10am-3pm

#2627 Sat Feb 22

10am-3pm

#2628 Sat Mar 29

10am-3pm

#2629 Sat Apr 12

10am-3pm

The course is full, SHOULD I ADD MY NAME TO THE WAIT LIST? YES! If someone cancels, we will contact you.

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If your child is being picked up, you will need to meet them inside the building at the classroom.

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Safety/Lifestyle/Fitness

Community Education

Beauty Bootcamp Girls Ages 10-14

Introduction Tae Kwon Do Grades K-5

Trish Hendrickson

Brandon Stein, Certified Black Belt Instructor of Evolution TKD

Boost your self esteem and take some time to honor yourself! Using upbeat techniques, Trish will teach age appropriate skin care, healthy lifestyle habits, and how to do your own manicures/pedicures. During this one day class we’ll cover the basics of becoming a young lady, while having fun and discovering the true beauty within. A supply list of items you have on hand will be sent prior to class.

F.A.S.T. Kids, Ages 7-10 Emergency Outfitters Staff

First Aid and Safety Trained (F.A.S.T.) Kids is a 6-hour course for 7-10 year olds. Lessons cover basic first aid, water safety, vehicle safety, home emergencies, injury prevention, personal safety and healthy living. This course helps prepare children for staying at home alone. Students will receive a book and build a home first aid kit. All materials included in fee. At Rice: #2589 Mon & Wed 3:30-6:30pm $39 Apr 7 & 9 2 sessions Rice Elem. Media At PV: #2590 Mon & Wed 2:15-5:15pm $39 Apr 14 & 16 2 sessions PV Elem. Yellow Pod #4

#2616 $24

Sat Feb 8 9am-3pm SRR High School SW123 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

Glam Girl Adult/Child, Age 4-Grade 3 Trish Hendrickson

If you want to learn to style your daughter’s hair for special occasions, or just for fun, you won’t want to miss this class. You’ll practice braiding, making a bun, or even an up-do. Feel free to bring in a photo of a hairstyle that you would like to do! Then you’ll paint nails together and learn about skin and nail care. A supply list of items you have on hand will be sent prior to class. #2617 $11

Sat Mar 29 10-11:30am SRR High School SW123 Door 23 - To the right of main entrance.

Kids Beginning Self-Defense , Ages 7-12 Claude Hancock

Learn a blended self-defense style founded in the arts of Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. No martial arts experience needed for this beginner level class. You will learn basic, yet practical, self-defense techniques. The primary focus is to end scenarios with non-violent solutions. Located in Centennial Plaza. Held at: Hancock’s American M artial Arts - 2018 Veterans Dr., St. Cloud #2618 Wed

5:30-6:00pm $40

Feb 5-Mar 12

6 sessions

Tae Kwon Do is a great way for children to learn confidence, leadership and discipline. In this introductory course, students will learn the basics of martial arts. Along with learning the foundation of the kicks, blocks and strikes, students will also learn focus and respect, all while having fun! #2585 Mon & Wed* $20 Jan 13-27 NOT 1/20

6-7pm 4 sessions

Tae Kwon Do Beginner’s Class 1 , Grades K-5 This class will review the basic kicks, blocks, strikes, and terminology, and will also work on coordination, balance and focus through understanding combinations of movements. Students will learn to work together as a team, but also develop their own individual style, helping to improve confidence, self-worth and become a stronger leader. #2586 Mon & Wed* 6-7pm $40 Feb 19-Mar 17 8 sessions

Tae Kwon Do - Beginner’s Class 2, Grades K-5 This class focuses on more difficult kicks, hand techniques, and a variety of combinations. Along with confidence, discipline and respect, there is an increase in reaction time and muscle memory. This allows for more speed, accuracy and power to be developed. Student must complete Class 1 before enrolling. #2587 Mon & Wed* $30 Mar 24-Apr 9

6-7pm 6 sessions

*All Tae Kwon Do classes held at: SRR Middle School #137 Door 1

If your child is being picked up, you will need to meet them inside the building at the classroom.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Community Education

Fitness/Learning/Science

Fencing

Grades 2-12

Youth Enrichment League

Get ready to face your foe in manoa-mano matches that will test your strength, speed, discipline and desire. New students will learn the basics of fencing, while returning students take it up a notch and hone their skills in preparation for local tournaments (TBA). During the spring session, you’ll get pumped and prepped for an optional, end-of-year tournament. Fencing classes improve dexterity, speed, quickness and focus. SAFETY is our first priority. We supply safety swords, protective masks and jackets, and a highoctane, inclusive environment.

Spanish, Grades K-5 Leanne Klett-Meinke

Myth Busting 101 Grades K-5

Join us for a Spanish learning adventure and help your child learn to love languages.This class features foundation vocabulary introduced through games and other fun activities. Students will #2602 Tue* 6-7pm be able to compound words and $89 Mar 18-May 6 8 sessions begin forming simple sentences. Grades 6-12 Early introduction increases the #2603 Tue* 7:05-8:35pm students ability to absorb rather $87 Jan 21-Mar 4 6 sessions than translate the language. Open NOT 2/4 to grades K-5 with, or without, #2604 Tue* 7:05-8:35pm previous Spanish experience. $112 Mar 18-May 6 8 sessions #2593 Thu 6-7pm $22 Feb 20-Mar 13 4 sessions *All Fencing classes held at: SRR Middle School #102 SRR Middle School, E. Commons Door 1 Door 4

Science Explorers

Grandmasters of Chess , Grades K-5

At MHES: #2615 Wed $34 Apr 16 & 23 MH Elem.

Grades 2-5 #2601 Tue* 6-7pm $69 Jan 21-Mar 4 6 sessions NOT 2/4

Youth Enrichment League (YEL)

Get prepped and primed for Chess Tournament season. YEL chess has proven successful in dozens of schools. Lessons progress from rudimentary concepts through higher-level theories. Our activity books are formatted to be accessible to beginners, yet challenge intermediate and advanced students to apply deeper understanding of chess concepts. Develop the brain bending strategies of a brilliant and complex game! An in-school tournament is conducted during class time in the spring session. #2611 Fri 2:20-3:20pm $65 Jan 24-Mar 14 6 sessions NOT 2/14 & 3/7 MH Elem. Media

#2612 Fri 2:20-3:20pm $65 Apr 4-May 16 6 sessions NOT 4/18 MH Elem. Media

Mind-blowing myths or scientific facts? Join Science Explorers to confirm or bust strange myths and wacky urban legends. Ask crazy questions, develop hypotheses, then smash it, crash it, sink it or launch it! Then we’ll determine if the myth is confirmed, plausible or busted. At PV: #2613 Wed 2:15-3:30pm $36 Feb 26-Mar 12 3 sessions PV Elem. Art At Rice: #2614 Tue 3:30-4:45pm $36 Mar 25-Apr 8 3 sessions Rice Elem. Art 2:15-4pm 2 sessions Art

INCLEMENT WEATHER Activities will not be held when school is closed or has been canceled during the day due to weather.

Visit www.isd47.org.

Announcements will also be made on local radio and TV stations.

If your child is being picked up, you will need to meet them inside the building at the classroom.

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Science/Math

Community Education

Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), Ages 10+ Emergency Outfitters Staff

Where has my little dog gone? Little Buddy was dognapped! Now that the ransom has been paid and he is safely home, we will examine the evidence and catch the culprit. Students will perform several scientific and forensic experiments with the evidence to determine which of the 64 inhabitants of Newton took Buddy. #2592 Sat Jan 18 9-11:30am $27 SRR Middle School #202 Door 1

Pre-K LEGOS

Ages 4-5

Youth Enrichment League

Build a race-car, blender, see-saw and more! Using Duplo (large) Lego blocks and regular size Lego blocks, these projects will use basic engineering concepts and explain them so all ages can understand. Sign up today to ignite your child’s inner inventor! #2606 Tue $33 Jan 21-Feb 4 MH Elem.

3:35-4:35 3 sessions Media

#2608 Tue $43 Mar 18-Apr 8 MH Elem.

3:35-4:35 4 sessions Media

Extreme LEGO - Clowns Grades K-3

Extreme LEGO - Wheels & Axels, Grades K-3

Youth Enrichment League

Youth Enrichment League

You read it right. Build a clown face and use pulleys to rotate his facial expressions from happy, to sad, to knocked out. Build a crane and use it to hoist other LEGOS.

ALL NEW CLASS! Learn to build the fastest racer on your block! Each class will build a different wheel and axle mechanism and investigate how to make them drive faster and for a longer distance.

Students build multiple LEGO projects and use those projects to investigate basic pulley concepts including: direction of rotation, increased speed, fixed pulleys, a movable pulley system, and compound pulleys. We may even try to build the world’s longest conveyor belt made of LEGOs at the last class! How cool is that? At MHES: #2605 Tue 2:20-3:20pm $43 Jan 21-Feb 11 4 sessions MH Elem. Media

AM I REGISTERED? Yes! Unless you are notified, all classes will be held as scheduled.

At PV: #2609 Tue 2:20-3:20pm $43 Feb 18-Mar 11 4 sessions PV Elem. Yellow Pod #4

You will study elements of wheels and axles including: separate and single axles, large wheel base, more tread versus less, and much more! We incorporate fun races with classmates to keep every student engaged. Ladies and Gentleman, start your engines! At MHES: #2607 Tue 2:20-3:20pm $43 Mar 18-Apr 8 4 sessions MH Elem. Media At Rice: #2610 Tue 3:30-4:30pm $43 Apr 15-May 6 4 sessions Rice Elem. Media

Watch for the Youth Booklet arriving in your child’s backpack early January!

If your child is being picked up, you will need to meet them inside the building at the classroom.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Community Education

Music/Creatives

Guitar For Kids

Kids Make It! (PV) Grades K-5

Ages 5-12

Kevin Carlson, PMI Guitar School

Discover the love of music as you try your hand at these three introductory guitar classes. The Childbloom Guitar Program is designed for children 5-12 years of age. It’s a proven, innovative approach to music education with the guitar in a low pressure, fun environment taught by a professional educator.

Julie Cariveau

You will receive 3 classes during the month scheduled at a time convenient for you. A parent/adult must attend with student.

Held At: PV Elem, D149 Art

Contact information will be given at registration. Please bring a child sized, nylon string classical guitar. No discounts. Held at: PMI Guitar School Paramount Theater, St. Cloud #2597 February Session

$18

#2598 March Session

$18

#2599 April Session

$18

Beginning Guitar Lessons Ages 6 and up Steve Cekalla, Steve’s Guitar & Music

Have fun while you learn the basics of playing a guitar. You might even become the next guitar hero! This session is for 3 lessons to be scheduled and held during each month.

Join us for arts and crafts and kid friendly baking! Each class will feature new crafts. We will be working with food, so if you have a food allergy please let us know. A peanut free snack will be provided for this class. Fee: $10 per class #2495 Tue Jan 14

2:15-4pm

#2496 Tue Jan 28

2:15-4pm

#2497 Tue Feb 11

2:15-4pm

#2498 Tue Feb 25

2:15-4pm

Abrakadoodle Art Education

#2499 Tue Mar 11

2:15-4pm

Join us for pizza and crafts! Learn how to paint, draw and create cool pieces with air dry clay. We will even make a duct tape accessory! Pizza and beverage is included at both classes and will be served from 5:30-6pm. Tuition includes pizza and materials.

#2500 Tue Mar 25

2:15-4pm

#2501 Tue Apr 8

2:15-4pm

#2502 Tue Apr 22

2:15-4pm

#2503 Tue May 13

2:15-4pm

Artsy Craftsy Grades K-5

#2588 $44

Thu 5:30-7:30pm Jan 30 & Feb 6 2 sessions SRR Middle School #469 Door 4

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updates on our classes and events.

Guitar is required, however limited rentals are available. More information will be given at registration and Steve will contact you to set up lessons. No discounts. Held at: Steve’s Guitar 3333 W Division, St. Cloud #2594 February Session

$18

#2595 March Session

$18

#2596 April Session

$18

If your child is being picked up, you will need to meet them inside the building at the classroom.

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Youth Creatives & Fun

Community Education

Totally Crafty (MHES) Grades K-5 Jacki Oltz

“Totally Crafty� classes are held once per month, for boys and girls in grades K-5. Classes average 3-5 projects based on a monthly theme. A peanut free snack will be provided for this class. Fee: $8 per class Held at: MH Elem, #742 January #2533 Tue Jan 14 2:15-3:30pm February #2534 Tue Feb 11 2:15-3:30pm

Art Explorers (RICE) Grades K-5 Nancy Anderson

Be ready to explore your creative March side! You will be amazed at the #2535 Tue Mar 11 2:15-3:30pm fantastic projects you can make. April The crafts and activities change #2536 Tue Apr 15 2:15-3:30pm each month. May #2537 Tue May 6 2:15-3:30pm

Fun With Jacki (MHES) Grades K-5 Jacki Oltz

Each class will consist of activities, crafts and games all centered around a theme! iPads will also be provided for your child to explore. A peanut free snack will be provided for this class. Fee: $8 per class Held at: MH Elem, #742 January #2542 Tue Jan 28 2:15-3:30pm February #2543 Tue Feb 25 2:15-3:30pm March #2544 Tue Mar 25 2:15-3:30pm April #2545 Tue Apr 22 2:15-3:30pm May #2546 Tue May 13 2:15-3:30pm

A peanut free snack will be provided for this class. Fee: $8 per class Held at: Rice Elem, #147 Art January #2520 Tue Jan 14

3:30-5pm

February #2521 Tue Feb 4

3:30-5pm

March #2630 Tue Mar 11

3:30-5pm

April #2631 Tue Apr 15

3:30-5pm

May #2632 Tue May 6

3:30-5pm

ATTENTION PARENTS!! When registering your child(ren), please indicate on your registration form where they should go afterwards, an emergency contact, and phone number.

Register Online At: www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org

Minecraft Grades K-8 Jamie Cardell

Minecraft is the game phenomenon focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build environments out of textured cubes in a virtual 3D world. Using iPads and the Minecraft App, your child will learn, or expand, their knowledge of the game. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the basics for beginners, and give tips and tricks for advanced players. An XBOX will also be available to experience the difference on a gaming system. Space is limited, register today! Grades K-5: At MHES: #2622 Thu 2:15-3:30pm $13 Jan 23-Feb 6 3 sessions MH Elem. Media At PV: #2623 Mon 2:15-3:30pm $13 Jan 27-Feb 10 3 sessions PV Elem. Yellow Pod #4 At Rice: #2624 Wed 3:30-4:45pm $13 Feb 5-19 3 sessions Rice Elem. Media Grades 6-8: #2625 Thu 6:15-7:30pm $13 Feb 20-Mar 6 3 sessions SRR Middle School #137 Door 1

If your child is being picked up, you will need to meet them inside the building at the classroom.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Community Education

Creatives & Family Events

Loom Band Bracelets Grades K-5 Amy Gunderson

Have you joined the Loom Band movement yet? Learn how to make a rubber band bracelet without the use of a rainbow loom. The basic style of bracelets will be taught, along with additional patterns for the advanced bracelet maker. You will take home a decorated wooden block used for making bracelets, the bracelets you make, and extra bands! All supplies included in the fee. At MHES: #2619 Mon Feb 3 2:15-3:45pm $12 MH Elem. #742 At PV: #2620 Mon Feb 10 2:15-3:45pm $12 PV Elem. Art At Rice: #2621 Thu Mar 13 $12 Rice Elem.

3:30-5pm Art

Intro to Clay Grades K-Adult

Ken Ferber

Enjoy learning the basics of creating a pot on the potters wheel! Class topics will include wedging, centering, and creating simple forms such as cups and bowls. All pieces will be glaze fired by the instructor, and returned to the Community Education within four weeks.The pieces you create are food, dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. Dress for a mess! All materials included. Grades K-5 #2635 Mon* $68 Mar 3-24

5:45-7:15pm 4 sessions

Grades 6-Adult #2636 Mon* $68 Mar 3-24

7:30-9:00pm 4 sessions

*Both classes held at: SRR Middle School Door 16 - back of building.

#902

Family Fun Day! Grades K+ Sauk Rapids-Rice Community Ed

Looking for something fun to do with your family? Join us on a Saturday morning for a continental breakfast, gym games, and BINGO!

INCLEMENT WEATHER Activities will not be held when school is closed or has been canceled during the day due to weather.

All students and parents are welcome! Each student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Held at: SRR Middle School Enter Door 4 Fee: $5 per family January #2637 Sat Jan 25 9-11am February #2638 Sat Feb 15 9-11am March #2639 Sat Mar 8 9-11am April #2640 Sat Apr 26 9-11am

SHARE YOUR SKILLS & TALENTS! We are looking for instructors to teach youth and adult classes. Teach a class. Call 258-1577 today!

If your child is being picked up, you will need to meet them inside the building at the classroom.

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Community Education

Registration Information How to Register

Scholarships & Discounts

Refunds

By Mail:

Scholarships will be granted for District 47 residents in need of assistance to participate. Exceptions apply; call 258-1577 for details. All inquiries are confidential. No forms required.

Community Education reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. When a course is cancelled, we will notify you and a full refund will be given.

Community Education 901 First Street South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

By Phone or Fax: Phone: (320) 258-1577 Fax: (320) 258-1570

Senior Adults

SRR Middle School, Door 4 901 First Street S, Sauk Rapids

Seniors, age 62 and over, who are residents of District 47, may register for most courses* at 25% off the regular price, less any materials.

Online:

Fitness Discounts

In-person:

www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org Visa, Mastercard, Discover or Debit

Registration Policies All courses are open to the public and registrations will be accepted up to the first date of class provided minimum enrollment is met and space is available. Unless you are notified, all courses will be held as scheduled.

We offer a $2 discount on most* fitness classes when you register at least one week before the course begins.

Refunds will not be given for individual course dates the participant does not attend. *Exceptions do apply. Call 258-1577 for details.

Refunds may be requested up to two business days prior to the first class date and are subject to a $5 service fee per person, per program. Those who cancel with less than two working days prior to class will receive a credit on their Community Education account, minus any direct costs associated with the class (i.e. supplies, food, etc.). This credit may be used for future courses and is not refundable for cash or check. For courses that meet more than once, such as adult fitness courses, refunds will not be given for individual dates the participant does not attend.

2013/14 Community Education Registration Form Adult Name______________________________________ Email__________________________ Address_________________________________________ City, State, Zip___________________ Home Phone___________________________Work_________________ Cell_________________ Student Name ___________________________________ Grade______ Birthdate_____________ Any special needs, allergies (food or other) or health issues the instructor should be aware of:____ ______________________________________________________________________________ After activity student will: o Parent/Guardian pick-up o Walk/Bike Home o KIDSTOP/Kids Club Child’s school:___________________________________________________________________ CLASS/EVENT #___ CLASS TITLE__________________________________ FEE____________ ________________ ______________________________________________ _______________ ________________ ______________________________________________ _______________ ________________ ______________________________________________ _______________ TO PAY BY Name on Card:_______________________________________ TOTAL:________ CREDIT CARD

CC#________________________________________________ Visa MC Discover NUMBER

Statement of Release: I agree to release District 47 Public Schools, Community Education and its employees of all liability related to accidents or injuries which I or a member of my family might incur while participating in the activities listed above. Adult Signature

3-DIGITS (on back) EXPIRATION

Make Checks Payable to: Community Education Mail payment and form to: Community Education 901 First Street S. Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 Office Phone: 258-1577

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

For Office Use Only $________ Cash/Check $_________ Credit Card Date Paid____________ Rcvd By_____________ Receipt #____________

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Rice Recreation

Phone: 260-6036

Bryon Marketon, Director www.CityofRice.com/recreation

Winter/Spring 2014 Rice Recreation Programs Whiffleball

Grades 2-5

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:30-5pm February 4-20 9 sessions $25 Rice Elementary, Gym

Dodgeball

Grades 2-5

Rice Recreation

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:30-5pm March 4-20 8 sessions $25 Rice Elementary, Gym

Kickball

Grades 2-5

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:30-5pm April 8-24 9 sessions $25 Rice Elementary, Gym

Soccer

Grades 2-5

contact

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:30-5pm May 6-22 9 sessions $25 Rice Elementary, Outdoors (In gym if bad weather.)

Rice Recreation

Bryon Marketon 260-6036 Director Fax: 320-393-3180

Registration Information Forms are available at Rice City Hall, Rice Elementary and online at www.cityofrice.com Click on Recreation. Registrations will not be accepted by phone. Mail registrations to: Rice Recreation PO Box 307, Rice, MN 56367 For information or questions, please call 260-6036.

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Inclement Weather If activities are canceled due to weather, it will be announced on:

District 47 Website - www.isd47.org WJON/1240AM WWJO/98.1FM KCLD/104.7FM Benton Cooperative Cable - Channel 3 Call 492-0936 for more information.


Rice Recreation

Phone: 260-6036

Bryon Marketon, Director www.CityofRice.com/recreation

Winter/Spring 2014 Rice Recreation Programs Adult Open Volleyball 18+ This recreational volleyball program is for men and women, age 18 and over, to play with no league standings. Come and have fun while getting some exercise! Tennis shoes are required. Please do not bring children; there is no supervision for them and accidents may occur.

Rice Recreation

Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-9:45pm through April 24* Not 2/12 $2/person per time Rice Elementary, Gym *Tentative end date dependent on weather conditions, subject to change.

Inclement Weather If activities are canceled due to weather, it will be announced on:

District 47 Website - www.isd47.org

RICE ICE RINK opened in Dec.

WJON/1240AM WWJO/98.1FM KCLD/104.7FM

Days and hours will be posted at www.CityofRice.com Click on Recreation.

Benton Cooperative Cable - Channel 3

Rice Recreation Winter/Spring 2014 Registration Form Child’s Name__________________________________ Grade (13/14)________ Age_____________ Parent/Guardian Name ___________________________ Township____________________________ Address__________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone___________________________________ Work Phone_________________________ Cell Phone_____________________________________ Email_______________________________ Emergency Contact:____________________________ Phone:_____________________________ Please list any health conditions:______________________________________________________ Please select your activity:

o Whiffleball - $25 Make Checks Payable to: Rice Recreation

o Dodgeball - $25

o Kickball - $25

Mail registrations to: Rice Recreation, PO Box 307 Rice, MN 56367

o Soccer - $25 Drop Off Registrations: Rice City Hall (use drop box after hours)

Statement of Release: I agree to release Rice Recreation and its employees of all liability related to accidents or injuries which might occur while participating in this activity. I also give my permission for emergency medical procedures to be administered if I cannot be contacted in the event of an emergency. If discipline problems occur, students may be dropped from the activity. Parent/Guardian Signature_________________________________________________________________________

Call 492-0936 for more information.

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Sauk Rapids Recreation Phone: 253-6631 Dave Hiedeman, Director

Email: dave.hiedeman@isd47.org

Sauk Rapids Recreation

Winter 2014 Programs & Activities Floor Hockey, Grades 4-8 Indoor, pick up style hockey for grades 4-8. Activities may include a short practice/skill development drill followed by a friendly game. #FH101 $12

Saturdays Feb 1-22 MH Elem, Gym

1-3pm Door 11

Dodgeball, Grades 1-6 Are you a dodgeball champion? Here’s your opportunity to show off your skills and play as a team. Teams, divided by age, will play against each other on a rotating schedule throughout the four weeks. Tennis shoes are required. #DB101 Saturdays $12 March 1-22 MH Elem, Gym

1-3pm Door 11

contact

Men’s Open Basketball This is a chance to get out, get some exercise and have fun. All games are played as pickup games with no league format. Come as many times as you choose. • Tennis shoes are required. • Players may bring their own basketball.

Sauk-Rapids R e c r e a t i o n

Dave Hiedeman 253-6631 Director dave.hiedeman@isd47.org Fax: 258-1571 Blog: srrecreation.blogspot.com

Office Location SRR Middle School 901 - 1st Street South, Sauk Rapids Enter Door 4, Room 505

About Sauk Rapids Recreation The Sauk Rapids Recreation Department is funded through a Joint Powers Agreement between ISD #47 and the City of Sauk Rapids, and user fees.

Registration Information Register online at www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org or mail the registration form on page 39 to the Recreation Office with your payment. Sauk Rapids Recreation accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit cards for payment.

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When: Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm Through March 26 Held when school is in session. Where: SRR High School, Gym

Enter Door 7

Fee: $2/person per time.

Warming House Hours At Pleasantwood Park & Highview Park Mon-Fri: 4 - 9pm Highview Park closed Monday-Wednesday Saturdays: 10am-9pm Sundays: 12-9pm Holidays: 10am-9pm

For more information, visit the Sauk Rapids Recreation blog:

http://srrecreation.blogspot.com/ for cancellations, delays and program details.

Call 253-6631 or www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org


Sauk Rapids Recreation Phone: 253-6631 Dave Hiedeman, Director

Email: dave.hiedeman@isd47.org

Youth Soccer (Spring) The main goals of this program are to have fun, improve skills and play in game situations. Program coached by experienced coaches and players. • Shin guards are recommended for all players. • Players must wear soccer shoes/tennis shoes. • Players may bring their own ball.

Grades K-1, Boys and Girls #SOC102 $35

Tue & Thur April 22-May 15 SRR High School Fields

Grades 2-3, Boys and Girls

SPRING REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration for all activities will be processed through our online registration system.

SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org accepting Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Debit card. For cash or check payments, please see below.

Register for: SPRING SWIMMING, SOCCER and SUMMER BALL beginning online Monday, February 10th at 9:00am All spots for swimming lessons will be available online beginning February 10. There will be no scheduled times for “in person” registration. You may also mail or bring your registration to the Recreation Office, beginning February 10th during office hours, Monday-Thursday 2:00-5:00pm. All registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. Registration information and form is located on page 39. Spring Office Hours Beginning February 10, 2013 Monday - Thursday, 2:00 - 5:00pm Phone: 253-6631 Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School Enter Door 4

#SOC103 $35

Tue & Thur April 22-May 15 SRR High School Fields

Grades 4-6, Boys and Girls #SOC101 $35

Tue & Thur April 22-May 15 SRR High School Fields

5-5:45pm

5:45-6:30pm

6:30-7:15pm

Planning Your Summer Activities? Watch for the Summer 2014 Program Guide mailing early April featuring a full list of recreation programs. Inclement Weather Activities will not be held when school is closed or has been canceled during the day due to weather. Announcements will be made on local radio stations: * WJON - 1240AM * WWJO - 98.1FM * KCLD - 104.7FM Posted at www.isd47.org and on the SR Recreation blog at www.srrecreation.blogspot.com If a storm or tornado warning occurs during an activity, participants will be moved to a safe place. Participants will be held until an all clear signal has been given. Call 253-6631 for cancellations and delays.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Sauk Rapids Recreation

Spring 2014 Programs


Sauk Rapids Recreation Phone: 253-6631 Dave Hiedeman, Director

Email: dave.hiedeman@isd47.org

Sauk Rapids Recreation

Spring 2014 Swimming Lessons Spring Swimming Camp The camp will focus on the basics of competitive swimming and diving. There will be instruction on various competitive strokes and basic dives. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel and goggles.

Grades 4-8, Boys and Girls #SWDIV $40

Mon & Wed April 14 - May 14 SRR High School, Pool

3:30-5pm Door 7

Students may ride the bus from the Middle School to the High School.

Infant & Preschool Aquatics The Infant and Preschool Aquatic program is intended to develop a comfort level in and around the water, as well as readiness for learning to swim. This program is not designed to teach children to become accomplished swimmers, or even to survive in the water on their own, but provides information and techniques for parents to orient their children to the water and learn to safely supervise all water activities. A parent must participate and be in the water with your child. • All classes will meet 7 times. • Class size is 10 to 12 students per class.

Where: SRR High School Pool, Door 7

Infant: 6 months to 3 years

When: Saturdays, March 1 - April 19 No class 3/30 9:30-9:55am 10:00-10:25am 11:00-11:25am

Fee: $25 District, $35 Non-District

Preschool: 4 to 6 years

When: Saturdays, March 1 - April 19 No class 3/30 10:30-10:55am

Please do not enroll your child in Swim Lessons unless (s)he is able to stand in the shallow end of the pool with their chin above water. The depth of the pool is 42 inches in the shallow end.

Fee: $25 District, $35 Non-District

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Sauk Rapids Recreation Phone: 253-6631 Dave Hiedeman, Director

Email: dave.hiedeman@isd47.org

Swimming Lesson Evaluations Swim lessons are taught according to a curriculum developed by the Sauk Rapids Recreation Department. Student skills will be evaluated at the first class for proper placement. To advance to the next level, students must have a completion certificate from the previous level or demonstrate the completion skills requirement.

Level 1 Helps students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Students learn basic aquatic skills and start to develop good attitudes and safe practices around the water.

Level 2 Gives students success with basic skills. Students learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical

Spring Swimming Lessons Get a head start on Summer and enroll your child in swim lessons this Spring. Learn to Swim Lessons Levels 1 through 5 will be offered. • Class size is 8 to 10 students per class. • Classes meet 10 times and participants must attend all 10 sessions to pass. • Minimum enrollment of 3 or class will canceled.

Where: SRR High School Pool, Door 7 Fee: $38 District, $48 Non-District

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays Tues, March 4 - Tues, April 3 *NOT March 11

position. Students explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to build the foundation for future strokes.

Level 3 Builds on the skills from Level 2 by providing more guided practice. Students learn to coordinate the front and back crawl and are introduced to the butterfly and treading water. Students learn the rules for headfirst entries and begin to enter the water headfirst from the side of the pool.

Level 4 Develops confidence in previously learned strokes

Time: Levels 1-4.................. 4:30-5:20pm Levels 1-4.................. 5:30-6:20pm Levels 1-3 & 5........... 6:30-7:20pm

and improvement of other aquatic skills. Students

Summer Swimming Lessons

the butterfly and introduce the elementary backstroke,

Swim Lessons Levels 1 through 6 will be offered during the summer and Wading Pool Lessons during sessions 2 and 3 only. More information can be found in the Summer Program Guide mailed in early April. REMEMBER: The lifeguards and swim instructors have your safety in mind. Please obey them.

increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes for greater distances. Students continue to build on breaststroke, and elements of the side stroke. Basics of turning at a wall introduced.

Level 5 Focuses on coordination and practice of strokes. Students refine their performance of all the strokes and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Spring 2014 Swimming Lessons


Sauk Rapids Recreation Phone: 253-6631 Dave Hiedeman, Director

Email: dave.hiedeman@isd47.org

Sauk Rapids Recreation

Summer Preview 2014 Summer Ball Program The Summer Softball and Baseball Program provides children with an opportunity to have fun playing ball while learning the skills necessary to play and have success in game situations. Youth have the chance to participate on a team, wear real uniforms in the company of coaches, scorekeepers, and cheering fans, and to learn about sportsmanship. The coach training program covers the psychology of coaching youth sports, First Aid and Safety, how to organize fun and interesting practices, and tips on teaching sports skills. •

Ball program participation is determined by age as of June 1, 2014. Girls softball as of Jan 1, 2014.

Summer Swimming Lessons

Swim Lessons Levels 1 through 6 will be offered during the summer. Wading Pool Lessons run during sessions 2 and 3 only. There are no Infant and Preschool Aquatic lessons during the summer months.

Registration begins February 10 and ends May 15. An additional $10 fee will be charged after May 15.

Ball program is held at Bob Cross Field, near Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School, 40 Tenth Avenue S, Sauk Rapids.

Summer swimming lessons generally run Monday through Thursday during the day and evening. The following dates are tentative. More information can be found in the Summer Program Guide mailed in early April.

Session 1

Monday - Thursday

Session 2

Monday - Thursday

Session 3

Monday - Thursday

June 9 - June 24, 2014

June 25 - July 10 2014

July 14 - July 29, 2014

Planning Your Summer Activities? Watch for the Summer 2014 Program Guide mailing in early April featuring:

• Basketball Camps • Diving Camp • Gymnastics • Golf 36 - Sauk Rapids Recreation

• Pole Vault • Soccer (Youth) • Speed & Strength • Swim Club

• Tennis • Track • Volleyball • and More!

Call 253-6631 or www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org


Sauk Rapids Recreation Phone: 253-6631 Dave Hiedeman, Director

Email: dave.hiedeman@isd47.org

Sauk Rapids Recreation

Summer Preview 2014 Tentative Summer Ball Information June 9 - July 24, 2014 A detailed schedule for the summer will be handed out by the end of the first week. Teams and game times will be included. Some Fridays may be used for make-up games. All dates and times are tentative and will be announced in the Summer guide. Program participation is determined by age as of June 1, 2014. Ball pictures will be taken June 17-20.Uniform shirts are provided for all ball programs and shirt size requested by parent(s) cannot be changed or exchanged after May 15th.

Bam Bam Ball

3 & 4 yrs old

Bam Bam Ball provides children an opportunity to play a fun version of baseball that teaches the initial skills of the game. All children will play in the field and bat each inning. A fat plastic bat and incrediball will be used.

Pitchball

9 & 10 yrs old

#BBMW Mon & Wed................................9-9:50am Bob Cross Park*.................... Fields 3 & 4

The baseball will be pitched overhand or underhand by the coach and at a level of difficulty that will challenge the batter. Uniform shirt provided for each player.

#BBTR Tue & Thur.................................9-9:50am Bob Cross Park*.................... Fields 3 & 4

#PB Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur................... 1-2pm Bob Cross Park*.................... Fields 1 & 2

Fee: $33 District, $43 Non-District

Soft Toss Ball

5 & 6 yrs old

Build skills playing a version of baseball that is fun yet teaches skills. All children will get a chance to bat and play in the field. To be eligible for Soft-Toss a player should be able to swing a metal bat and hit a ball pitched to them. Game shirt provided for each player. #ST Mon, Tue & Wed...............10:15-11:15am Bob Cross Park*.................... Fields 1 & 2

Fee: $48 District, $58 Non-District

Rookie Ball

7 & 8 yrs old

A player in Rookie Ball should be able to catch a ball thrown from 40 feet and hit a ball pitched from 30 feet. Skills will be taught to challenge each player. Game shirt provided for each player. #RB Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu..11:30am-12:30pm Bob Cross Park*.................... Fields 1 & 2

Fee: $52 District, $62 Non-District

Fee: $52 District, $62 Non-District

Little League Baseball

11, 12 & 13 yrs old

Games and practices will be on the Little League Baseball field in the Sauk Rapids athletic complex. Game shirt provided for each player.

Last Name: A-M

#LL101 Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur...........10-11:30am Bob Cross Park*........................ All Fields

Last Name: N-Z

#LL102 Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur........11:30am-1pm Bob Cross Park*........................ All Fields

Fee: $55 District, $65 Non-District Times will vary during summer schedule. Registration Deadline for ALL SUMMER BALL PROGRAMS is May 15 unless noted. An additional $10 fee will be charged after this date. Carpool requests accepted until June 1.

*Bob Cross Park: 40 - 10th Avenue S, Sauk Rapids - Near Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Sauk Rapids Recreation Phone: 253-6631 Sauk Rapids Recreation

Dave Hiedeman, Director

Email: dave.hiedeman@isd47.org

Summer Ball Programs 2014 June 9 - July 24, 2014 (Tentative) Girls Fast Pitch Softball, 7-18 yrs old Games will be scheduled with neighboring St. Cloud area communities at various fields. A uniform will be provided. Program participation is determined by age as of January 1, 2014. All teams will play in a league, coached by parent volunteers. Informational Meeting: Sunday, March 16th, 6pm at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School in the Commons. Registration deadline Monday, March 31. Monday - Thursday, times to be determined by parent coaches. Teams will begin practice in May. 10 and Under

12 and Under

#FPSBU10 Fee: District: : $95 Non-District: $105

#FPSBU12 Fee: District: : $95 Non-District: $105

14 and Under

#FPSBU18 Fee: District: : $95 Non-District: $105

16 and Under

#FPSBU16 Fee: District: : $95 Non-District: $105

18 and Under

#FPSBU18 Fee: District: : $95 Non-District: $105

SAUK RAPIDS RECREATION SUMMER 2014 BALL REGISTRATION FORM Child’s Name__________________________________ Age__________ Grade (13/14)___________ Address__________________________________________________________________ Shirt Size: YOUTH: S M L ADULT: S M L XL Parent/Guardian’s Name ___________________________________________________________ Home Phone_________________________________ Work Phone_________________________ Cell Phone___________________________________ Email_______________________________ Medical Information the coach should know:____________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ District Resident:

Yes

No

District Non-District Bam Bam-M/W $31 $41 Bam Bam-T/Th $31 $41 Soft Toss $46 $56 Rookie Ball $48 $58 Pitchball $48 $58 Little League $55 $65

Girls Fastpitch: 10 & Under 12 & Under 14 & Under 16 & Under 18 & Under

UCare#________________ District Non-District

$95 $95 $95 $95 $95

$105 $105 $105 $105 $105

Statement of Release: I agree to release the Sauk Rapids Recreation Department and its employees of all liability related to accidents or injuries which might occur while participating in this activity. I also give my permission for emergency medical procedures to be administered if I cannot be contacted in the event of an emergency. Parent Signature:_______________________________

TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD

Name on Card:____________________________________ Visa MC Discover _ CC #:____________________________________________ TOTAL:__________

_________________________________________

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

Number

Date Paid: ____________ Received By: _________

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3-digits on back

Exp. date

Make Checks Payable and Mail to: Sauk Rapids Recreation Department 901 First Street South, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Call 253-6631 or www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org


Sauk Rapids Recreation Phone: 253-6631 Dave Hiedeman, Director

Email: dave.hiedeman@isd47.org

How Can I Register?

When Can I Register?

Online: www.SaukRapidsRiceOnline.org with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or Debit By Mail: Sauk Rapids Recreation

Spring Swimming and Sports Begins Monday, Feb. 10th, 9:00am.

901 First Street South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

By Phone: (320) 253-6631 In-person: SRR Middle School, Door 4

901 First Street S, Sauk Rapids

Registration Policies Pre-registration is required. All activities are processed through our online registration system. Mail-in or in-

person registrations are processed on the date they are received, provided space is available. If payment is not included, you forfeit your place in registration order.

Scholarships & Discounts Scholarships will be granted to qualifying district residents needing assistance to participate in recreation activities. All inquiries are confidential and no forms are required. Call Dave Hiedeman at 253-6631 to make a request.

Swim Lesson Registrations will not be accepted prior to February 10th. All openings will be available online on Monday, February 10th at 9:00am. Summer Ball Programs Begins Monday, Feb 10th, 9:00am. Registrations will be accepted through the registration deadline of May 15th. A $10 fee will be charged after this date.

Refunds Refunds may be requested up to seven days prior to the first class date and are subject to a $5 service charge per person, per program. No refunds will be made after the first class date. Sauk Rapids Recreation reserves the right to cancel any program due to low enrollment. Fees will be refunded in full. Swim classes require a minimum of three enrolled or they will be canceled.

SAUK RAPIDS RECREATION REGISTRATION FORM (for pages 32-35) Child’s Name_____________________________ Age_______Birthdate _________ Grade (13/14)___ Address__________________________________________________________________ Shirt Size: YOUTH: S M L ADULT: S M L XL Parent/Guardian’s Name ___________________________________________________________ Home Phone_________________________________ Work Phone_________________________ Cell Phone___________________________________ Email_______________________________ Medical Information the coach should know:____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ UCare#________________

Statement of Release: I agree to release the Sauk Rapids Recreation Department and its employees of all liability related to accidents or injuries which might occur while participating in this activity. I also give my permission for emergency medical procedures to be administered if I cannot be contacted in the event of an emergency. Parent Signature:_______________________________ CLASS #_______

___________ ___________ TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD

PROGRAM NAME____________________________________ FEE

_________________________________________ _____________ _________________________________________ _____________

Name on Card:____________________________________ Visa MC Discover_ CC #:____________________________________________ TOTAL:__________

_________________________________________

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

Number

Date Paid: ____________ Received By: _________

3-digits on back

Exp. date

Make Checks Payable and Mail to: Sauk Rapids Recreation Department 901 First Street South, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & Debit Cards. Register today!

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Adult Basic Education Mag Patridge, Coordinator

Phone: 258-1111

Email: mag.patridge@isd47.org

Winter/Spring 2014 Classes All classes are held at Hillside Adult Education Center

contact

Open Enrollment September through June! Plan for the future today! Adult Basic Education

Mag Patridge 258-1111 Coordinator mag.patridge@isd47.org Fax: 258-1198

About Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education

At Hillside Adult Education, we provide adults with educational opportunities to become productive workers, family members and citizens. We offer a flexible schedule of classes designed to fit the lives of busy adults.

Here’s what we can offer you: • Earn your high school diploma • Prepare for the GED exam • Improve reading, math & writing skills • Study onsite or online • Childcare available • U.S. citizenship preparation • English as a Second Language (ESL) • College Prep If you are at least 17 years old and not currently enrolled in a regular school program, please call 258-1111. We will help you take the next step.

Current ABE Schedule Adult Diploma Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday............. 8:30am-2pm GED, Diploma, & College Prep Tuesday & Thursday................... 5-7:30pm ServSafe Kitchen Manager Certificate January 13-February 26 Monday & Wednesday.............. 9am-12pm English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday............. 8:30am-2pm Family School Do you have a pre-school child? Ask about childcare options and parent-child classes!

How Do I Register for an Adult Basic Education Class? To register, come to Room A112 any Tuesday at 9am for a two-hour intake and orientation. Bring a photo ID and $20 materials fee.

All Classes Held At Hillside Education Center 30 4th Avenue S, Sauk Rapids Enter Door 2 on 5th Avenue Park by the playground or Take Bus 21/15 Sauk Rapids

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Plan for the future! Call today! 258-1111


Adult Basic Education Mag Patridge, Coordinator

Phone: 258-1111

Email: mag.patridge@isd47.org

Do You Need Your GED or High School Diploma? Adult Basic Education Can Help! Call us at (320) 258-1111. If you started High School but haven’t finished, or need to earn your GED diploma to get a better job, Adult Basic Education can help! Call us at 258-1111. Classes are small, informal and designed for adults. Students work at their own pace and study subjects needed for improvement. One-on-one tutoring is available, plus computer assisted learning. Classes run September through June. Are you thinking about going to college? We can help you apply to college, prepare for the college placement test, and apply for financial aid. Save time and money by working with us first!

There are two paths to your diploma: Study with our teachers and take the GED exam to earn your GED diploma. The new GED tests are given only on the computer. We can help you prepare!

Complete your high school credits to earn your High School Diploma. You can finish your high school credits no matter when you stopped!

How Do I Register for an Adult Basic Education Class? To register, come to Room A112 any Tuesday at 9am for a two-hour intake and orientation. Bring a photo ID and $20 materials fee.

Plan for the future! Call today! 258-1111

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Adult Basic Education

We will contact your previous high school and request your transcript, then determine which credits are required to earn your diploma! Our teachers will work with you to assign just the homework you need to finish.


Early Childhood FJulieamily Programs Midas, Director

Phone: 255-8910

Email: julie.midas@isd47.org

ECFE Parent-Child Classes for Birth - 5 Year Olds as of 9/1/14, not yet in Kindergarten

Parent-Child Classes Parents and children (birth to kindergarten entrance) attend together and enjoy playtime, games, learning experiences, songs, parent discussion, and more. Fees are based on the sliding scale on page 43. ECFE classes meet either one day or one evening for 22 weeks, except Tiny Tots which is an 11 week class.

Sauk Rapids ECFE Parent-Child Classes Fall Tiny Tots (0-1 year olds) 11 week class $20 Wednesday................................................ 9-10:30am Monday............................................................ 6-7pm

We believe the parent is the first and most important teacher in a child’s life. Please join us for a wonderful experience with your child. What to look for in a quality early childhood program: • • • • • • •

• • •

That’s our program! Join us! contact

Early Childhood Family Programs

teachers licensed in early childhood curriculum that is age appropriate a link to kindergarten tracking of children’s progress frequent communication with parents through newsletters and conferences an open atmosphere that welcomes parents to visit and observe large muscle time in gym / playground choices for children individualized instruction respecting different learning styles and abilities support services (speech, etc.) parent involvement licensed parent educators for parents

Early Childhood Family Programs

Julie Midas 255-8910 Director julie.midas@isd47.org Fax: 258-1197 Office Location: Hillside School 30 4th Avenue S, Sauk Rapids Enter Door 1 on 5th Avenue

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0-3 Year Olds Monday.......................................................... 9-11am 1-2 Year Olds Tuesday.......................................................6-7:30pm Friday............................................................ 9-11am 1-5 Year Olds Wednesday..................................................... 9-11am Tuesday**...................................................6-7:30pm **This class is for single parents & children. Thursday.....................................................6-7:30pm 2 Year Olds Wednesday..................................................6-7:30pm 2-3 Year Olds Monday.......................................................... 9-11am 2-5 Year Olds Tuesday.......................................................... 9-11am 3 Year Olds Monday ......................................................6-7:30pm Wednesday..................................................6-7:30pm 3-5 Year Olds Monday.......................................................6-7:30pm Tuesday.......................................................6-7:30pm Friday (2 sections)......................................... 9-11am 4 & 5 Year Olds Tuesday.......................................................6-7:30pm Thursday.....................................................6-7:30pm 4 & 5 Year Olds 11 week class Monday (Fall).............................................6-7:30pm Monday (Winter)........................................6-7:30pm Wednesday (Fall)........................................6-7:30pm Wednesday (Winter)...................................6-7:30pm Price break for 2 or more children from the same family in same Mixed Age class.

Register online at http://saukrapids.revtrak.net


Early Childhood FJulieamily Programs Midas, Director

Phone: 255-8910

Email: julie.midas@isd47.org

ECFE Parent-Child Classes for Birth - 5 Year Olds as of 9/1/14, not yet in Kindergarten

Parent-Child Classes ECFE classes meet either one day or one evening for 22 weeks. Fees are based on the sliding scale below.

Rice ECFE Parent-Child Classes 2-5 Year Olds Monday......................................................9-11am 3-5 Year Olds Monday..................................................... 12-2pm Thursday................................................ 6-7:30pm 3-5 Year Olds Monday.................................................. 6-7:30pm Price break for 2 or more children from the same family in same Mixed Age class.

Offering online registration and payment options using Visa or Master Card.

http://saukrapids.revtrak.net

ECFE Parent/Child Sliding Fee Scale 2014-2015

Registration for Fall Classes Family Income (before taxes) You may be asked to verify income.

ECFE Parent Child ECFE Parent Child Meets once a week for Meets once a week for 22 weeks. 11 weeks. 1 time payment 1 time payment with registration. with registration.

$20.00**

$20.00

$15,000-$24,999

$63.00

$31.00

$25,000-$34,999

$91.00

$45.00

$35,000-$44,999

$112.00

$56.00

$45,000-$54,999

$135.00

$67.00

$55,000-$64,999

$151.00

$75.00

$65,000-$74,999

$163.00

$81.00

$75,000-$84,999

$170.00

$85.00

$85,000-$94,999

$177.00

$88.00

$95,000 & above

$190.00

$95.00

ONLINE REGISTRATION begins

Monday, February 3rd at 6:00am http://saukrapids.revtrak.net or call

(320) 255-8910 for assistance with registration. We will continue accepting registrations throughout the summer and into the fall.

ECFE Refund Policy

**Limited financial assistance is available for families who qualify. To request confidential payment arrangements, contact 255-8910.

A $5.00 non refundable registration fee is included in the ECFE tuition amount and will be deducted from all refunds.

If your family income is below $16,000, you MAY qualify for Head Start (ages 4/5). For more information, call 253-8110. Head Start is not a program of Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools and income guidelines apply. School Readiness Preschool and ECFE have no income requirements and are open to all families.

Withdrawals after class begins, but before winter break, will result in a prorated refund, based on the date of parent notification to the office.

Call 255-8910 for questions or more information.

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Early Childhood Family Programs

$0-$14, 999

Registrations for 2014-2015 ECFE and School Readiness classes will be processed using an online registration system.


Early Childhood FJulieamily Programs Midas, Director

Phone: 255-8910

Email: julie.midas@isd47.org

School Readiness Preschool Classes

available for families enrolled in ECFE Parent-Child classes Registration for Fall Classes Registrations for 2014-2015 ECFE and School Readiness classes will be processed using an online registration system.

ONLINE REGISTRATION begins

Monday, February 3rd at 6:00am

School Readiness Preschool is designed for 3, 4 & 5 year olds enrolled in ECFE.

http://saukrapids.revtrak.net or call

This preschool program offers learning experiences for 3, 4 and 5 year olds the two years before kindergarten. Parents attend one day or evening weekly session of ECFE with their child and the child attends two or three half days of School Readiness Preschool alone.

(320) 255-8910 for assistance with registration. We will continue accepting registrations throughout the summer and into the fall.

Early Childhood Family Programs

Social and learning skills are stressed through play, art, music, games and other activities. This program integrates with ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education). Four/five year old program meets kindergarten entrance expectations, focusing on readiness skills.

Offering online registration and payment options using Visa or Master Card.

http://saukrapids.revtrak.net

Considering School Readiness Preschool Next Fall? Join us for a Parent Information Night! (for parents only, please)

If your child will be 3 or 4 years old (as of 9/1/14) join us for an informational evening and:

Monday, January 13 * 6-7pm

• Meet the teachers • Learn about preschool curriculum that helps prepare children for Kindergarten • See examples of Work Sampling and portfolio systems • Learn about fees and payment information • When and how to register for classes

Hillside School, Early Childhood Center 30 S 4th Ave., Sauk Rapids Enter Door 1 on 5th Ave

Wednesday, January 15 * 6-7pm Rice Elementary, Room 101

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Early Childhood FJulieamily Programs Midas, Director

Phone: 255-8910

Email: julie.midas@isd47.org

School Readiness Preschool Classes

available for families enrolled in ECFE Parent-Child classes

School Readiness Preschool Classes One ECFE parent-child class (22 weeks) plus two or three mornings or afternoons of School Readiness preschool classes (children only, 9 months). School Readiness Preschool is for 3 or 4 year olds enrolled in a parent-child class (Sauk Rapids or Rice). Children attend alone.

Sauk Rapids School Readiness Classes 3 Year Olds Tuesday & Thursday ...................... 8:45-10:45am Tuesday & Thursday ................................ 12-2pm 4 & 5 Year Olds Monday, Wednesday & Friday*...........8:30-11am Monday & Wednesday..........................8:30-11am Monday & Wednesday......................... 12-2:30pm Tuesday & Thursday.............................8:30-11am Tuesday & Thursday.............................8:30-11am Tuesday & Thursday............................ 12-2:30pm

Rice School Readiness Classes 3 Year Olds Wednesday & Friday ..................... 8:45-10:45am 4 & 5 Year Olds Tuesday & Thursday ............................9-11:30am Tuesday & Thursday ........................... 12:30-3pm

School Readiness Transportation Receive a reduction in your monthly tuition (not to exceed total monthly amount) if you drive your own and other children to School Readiness. Please call the office at 255-8910 if you are interested in driving, or if you need a ride. The school district does not endorse or arrange driving agreements, but will share names of interested parents. Parents are responsible for driving arrangements. We offer this assistance to help children who may otherwise not be able to attend. We ask parents to avoid sharing rides for convenience and requesting a reduction in fees. If you drive your own child and... • 1 additional child WE WILL DEDUCT $10 per month • 2 additional children WE WILL DEDUCT $15 per month • 3 or more additional children WE WILL DEDUCT $20 per month

School Readiness Refund Policy Withdrawals after class begins will result in a prorated refund, based on the date of parent notification to the office.

Family Income (before taxes) You may be asked to verify income.

2 day School Readiness Meets 2 x’s a week for 9 months. 1 month down payment due at registration.

3 day School Readiness Meets 3 x’s a week for 9 months. 1 month down payment due at registration.

$0-$34,999

$100.00/month**

$150.00/month**

$35,000-$64,999

$115.00/month

$165.00/month

$65,000 & above

$130.00/month

$170.00/month

**Limited financial assistance is available for families who qualify. To request confidential payment arrangements, contact 255-8910. If your family income is below $16,000, you MAY qualify for Head Start (ages 4/5). For more information, call 253-8110. Head Start is not a program of Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools and income guidelines apply. School Readiness Preschool and ECFE have no income requirements and are open to all families.

Call 255-8910 for questions or more information.

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School Readiness Preschool Sliding Fee Scale 2014-2015


Early Childhood FJulieamily Programs Midas, Director

Phone: 255-8910

Email: julie.midas@isd47.org

2014-2015 ECFE Registration Form

We recommend you register online at http://saukrapids.revtrak.net

Child’s Name_______________________________________ M___ F_____Age________Birth date __________ Parent(s) Name(s)____________________________________ Home Phone _____________________________ Address_________________________________________________ Work Phone_________________________ (street) (city) (zip) (indicate whose work #) E-mail address_______________________________________________________________________________ If your child is 3yrs or older has he/she been preschool screened?

yes

no

_____ My child has special needs, an IFSP or IEP, please share this with your teacher at orientation.

ECFE Parent-Child Class Registration ONLY 1st choice (pg 43) Age Group ________________Day_______________Time_________________ Location___________________ 2nd choice: Age Group_________________Day_______________Time_________________ Location___________________ A copy of your child’s birth cerificate and immunizations are required. Please have your clinic fax your child’s immunization record to (320) 258-1197, or you can drop a copy off at the Early Childhood office.

School Readiness Preschool Registration Reminder: You must register for an ECFE Parent-Child Class to register for School Readiness Preschool. School Readiness Preschool Class (pg 45) circle one 3 Yr Old 4/5 Yr Old 1st choice Age Group ______________Day_______________Time_________________ Location___________________ 2nd choice: Age Group______________Day_______________Time_________________ Location___________________ A copy of your child’s birth cerificate and immunizations are required. Please have your clinic fax your child’s immunization record to (320) 258-1197, or you can drop a copy off at the Early Childhood office.

Early Childhood Family Programs

Payment Options Payments can be made online using a Visa or Mastercard at http://saukrapids.revtrak.net If you wish to pay by check, please make your check payable to ECFE. ECFE Parent-Child ONLY (pg 43) $_________ enclosed, according to the ECFE fee schedule for 22 weeks. $_________ enclosed, registration for 2 or more children from the same family in same class - 2nd child is half price; 3rd is free. To request other payment arrangements, contact our office at 255-8910.

ECFE and School Readiness Preschool (pg 45) $_________ enclosed, according to the ECFE fee schedule. $_________ will be my monthly payment for School Readiness. The 1st of nine payments will be due at the time of registration. Carpooling for School Readiness ___ I can offer a ride ___ My child needs a ride Providing a ride reduces your monthly payment. We will share your name with interested families.

If you wish to mail your registration form, please send to: Early Childhood Family Programs, Hillside School, 30 S 4th Ave, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 (Enter Door 1 on 5th Ave)

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Early Childhood FJulieamily Programs Midas, Director

Phone: 255-8910

Email: julie.midas@isd47.org

ECFE Spring 2014 Events Kindergarten Here We Come Bring your 4-5 year old and join us for this 10 week class during this Winter/Spring

Cabin Fever - Save the Date!

Tuesday, February 11 * 6-7:30pm Hillside School

When: Mondays Feb 24-May 5

1-2:30pm

Wednesdays March 19-May 21

9-10:30am

Wednesdays Feb 19-April 23

6-7:30pm

Fee: $20. Scholarships are available.

Families with children birth to 5 years old are invited.

To register, call 255-8910.

The classrooms will be setup with a variety of activities for families to enjoy, and the gym will be open all evening. The evening will conclude with a basket raffle. Chances will be sold for $1 each.

Winter/Spring Tiny Tots, 0-1 year olds Bring your Tiny Tot and join us for this 11 week class during this Winter/Spring!

Suggested Donation: $1 per child if you are able.

When: Wednesdays 9-10:30am January 8 - March 26, 2014

6th Annual Family Fun Night

Tuesday, April 1 * 6-7:30pm Hillside School Families with children birth to 5 years old are invited. Mr. Cameron will entertain children and parents with songs and stories in the gym. His performance last year was a great success and we are excited to have him return.

To register, call 255-8910.

Drop In and Play Stop in and have fun with us! Registration is not required. When:

Thurs, January 23 Thurs, Februay 20 Thurs, March 6 Thus, March 27 Thurs, April 10

9:30-11am 9:30-11am 9:30-11am 9:30-11am 9:30-11am

Each child will recieve a free book! Suggested Donation: $5 per family if you are able.

Early Childhood Family Programs Julie Midas 255-8910 Director julie.midas@isd47.org Fax: 258-1197 Office Location: Hillside School 30 4th Avenue S, Sauk Rapids Enter Door 1 on 5th Avenue

Call 255-8910 for questions or more information.

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Early Childhood Family Programs

The classrooms will be setup with a variety of activities for families to enjoy such as art, flashlight fun, things that grow, and science experiments.

Fee: $20


Community Education 901 First Street South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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Building Locations

Directions to our buildings are available at www.isd47.org Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School 901 1st Street South (SRRMS) Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 Sauk Rapids-Rice High School 1835 Osauka Road NE (SRRHS) Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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Rice Elementary 200 3rd Avenue NE (Rice) Rice, MN 56367 Pleasantview Elementary 1009 6th Avenue North (PV) Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Mississippi Heights Elementary 1003 4th Street South (MHES) Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School (SRRMS)

View this Program Guide Online! www.isd47.org/CommunityEducation

Sauk Rapids-Rice High School (SRRHS)

Contact Us

Community Education 253-7237 Sandy Grosland, Director sandy.grosland@isd47.org Adult Basic Education 258-1112 Mag Patridge, Coordinator mag.patridge@isd47.org

School Facilities Available For Use

Early Childhood Family Programs 255-8910 Julie Midas, Director julie.midas@isd47.org

District 47 school facilities are available for use or rent by the community. Contact Lisa, 258-1576 or lisa.jacoby@isd47.org.

People With Disabilities

Sauk Rapids Recreation 253-6631 Dave Hiedeman, Director dave.hiedeman@isd47.org Rice Recreation 260-6036 Bryon Marketon, Director

Our buildings and all classes are open to people of all abilities and every effort will be made to provide assistance. Handicap accessible entrances are available at all of our sites. Call 258-1577 for additional information.

Sauk Rapids-Rice Community Education Winter/Spring 2014 Program Guide  

Sauk Rapids-Rice Community Education, Adult Basic Education, Sauk Rapids Recreation, Rice Recreation, and ECFE Family Programs

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