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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

WINTER-SPRING 2017 Serving Residents of the South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School Districts

Older Adult Programs Early Learning Youth Adult Busque información en Español en las páginas 2, 3, 39, 41, 43

WHERE #LIFELONGLEARNING IS VIBRANT!


Vision:

ADULT PROGRAMS Adult Basic Education Family Programs Adults With Disabilities, Access Project Boomers, More or Less Cooking Creative Arts Fitness Hobbies Technology Home & Garden Money Matters Wellness Dakota County Technical College/ Inver Hills Community College TAX & Driver Safety, 55+

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OLDER ADULT PROGRAMS TAX & Driver Safety, 55+ SSP IGH WSP-MH-Eagan (TPAC) TIS Trips & Tours

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EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS SSP, IGH WSP-MH-Eagan

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We build and support capacity for culturally responsive outreach and instruction where the wisdom and experience of all participants are valued. We create a collaborative, safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment that encourages creativity and promotes physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. We provide diverse opportunities for discovery, growth and possibility that enhance individual uniqueness and foster self-confident, compassionate leaders who are committed to serve and support the community. We are committed to equitable practices of social justice without respect to class, race, ability, faith, age, gender, or sexual orientation. We customize our approach by District or community when partnering with K-12 and community organizations to achieve measurable outcomes.

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Support and advance the academic, social and emotional goals of K-12

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Para mayor información sobre los programas de Educación para la Comunidad, por favor contáctese con: IGH/SSP: Patricia Nix - 651-306-7862 IGH/SSP: Terry Castellanos - 651-306-3644 WSP: Sara Maldonado - 651-403-7825

District 197 Community Education 651-403-8313

Core Values:

Advance racial equity, address structural racism, and promote the healing of racial and ethnic divisions in our schools and communities

INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

Clases de inglés para adultos Cuidado de niños antes/despues de la escuela

TriDistrict Community Education provides high quality, respectful, equitable, learning experiences for every person in the community.

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GENERAL INFORMATION Community Events Facility Locations & Use Registration Fare for all Express

Mission:

Support each District’s Equity Initiatives as part of developing and creating a racial justice and leadership framework within Community Education

YOUTH PROGRAMS School-Age Care Aquatics Drivers Education Youth Enrichment

TriDistrict Community Education provides inspiring and motivating high quality opportunities for lifelong learning, leadership development and citizen engagement while advancing equity and eliminating disparities for all in the community.

Serve customers that are reflective of each District’s demographics Advocate on behalf of our students to promote the values and mission of Community Education, breaking through barriers and stereotypes while promoting understanding and building relationships. Prepare our youngest learners for kindergarten and prepare them to read well by third grade Provide both youth and adults with opportunities to build skills for college and career advancement Support the acquisition and mastery of content matter in math, science, English and social studies; and the acquisition of soft skills, (conflict resolution, working in teams, communication, adaptability, computer and technical literacy, interpersonal and problem solving skills etc.) Provide classes that offer practical application and time to practice using academic and soft skills for both youth and adults Provide culturally relevant programing to engage our adults and older adults in the life of the community and in the work of the District

Inver Grove Heights Community Education 651-306-7870

South St Paul Community Education 651-306-3631


ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

South Suburban Adult Basic Education

The mission of Adult Basic Education (ABE) is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.

Adult Education and GED Preparation

• Do you need to earn your GED? • Would you like to attend college? • Could you use help with your reading, math or writing? • Our licensed teachers can help you!

We offer adult brush-up, college readiness and GED preparation courses to help you with your goals.

English Language Classes

If you are learning English, we can help improve your • Listening • Speaking • Reading • Writing

New classes begin every month. Call NOW to register! Locations

Program Administrator and Volunteer Services 651-457-9441 abe@sspps.org Adult Basic Education 517 Marie Ave. South St. Paul, MN 55075 www.abe.tridistrictce.org

Classes are offered at various times.

ABE Center

517 Marie Ave., South St. Paul

West Heights Area Learning Center 150 Marie Ave., West St. Paul

Dakota County Northern Service Center 1 Mendota Rd. W., Room 102, West. St Paul

Inver Hills Community College Library Writing Center

2500 80th St. E., Inver Grove Heights

Find us online @ www.abe.tridistrictce.org

CLASES DE INGLÉS Las clases nuevas comienzan cada mes

¡Su camino hacia el éxito!

Tenemos clases de inglés para todos los niveles.

Clases de inglés

El Programa para Adultos ofrece a los estudiantes la oportunidad de desarrollar sus conocimientos de gramática y vocabulario en inglés y la confianza de comunicarse en su vida cotidiana.

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99Llame al teléfono 651-457-9441 para hacer una cita para una evaluación del idioma inglés 99Haga la evaluación 99Llame a la oficina para conversar sobre las opciones de clases para usted. www.tridistrictce.org

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FAMILY TITLEPROGRAMS Ballet for Parents & Kids

​ usic, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and M positive manner. This class includes mom or dad or another loved one participating in the class along with their little dancer. Our teacher will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track; both adults and children will also learn about ballet technique. No class on February 28. Instructor: Victoria Parker Tuesdays, Jan. 31 - March 14 #6752-W17 Moreland Elementary, WSP

5-6 pm 6 sessions - $70/pair, $35/extra person

Let’s Plant a Veggie Garden

Growing your own veggies in the backyard can be easier than you think. Growing and harvesting produce you grow yourself is nutritious, rewarding and a great hobby for the entire family. This class will take you from the ground up. You will learn all about soil preparation, plant and seed selection, growing tips and planting the garden. Whether you have small backyard garden plot or you'll be growing on a sunny deck or balcony in containers; this class is for everyone! Participants will be given a small gift to get their garden started. Instructor: Gertens Staff Member Sunday, Feb. 5 1-2 pm #5751-W17 1 session - $15 Gertens Greenhouse 5500 Blaine Avenue, IGH

Family Cooking: Valentine’s Day Treats

Join us for an afternoon filled with yummy Valentine treats for you and your loved ones! This class will focus on baking skills, creativity, and decorating techniques. We will be making chocolaty brownies, Valentine heart sugar cookies decorated with icing, and Oreo truffles. Take your treats home in a decorative container. Instructor: Way Cool Cooking School Wednesday, Feb. 8 #6751-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Family Fun with the MN Zoomobile

Bring the whole family for a morning of fun and STEM learning. The MN Zoomobile will be presenting their program All Things Connected, where they’ll bring their animal friends to show families how all living things are connected to life on planet Earth. This program will be FREE to all but preregistration is required due to capacity. We’ll also be collecting non-perishable food and hygiene items at this event to donate to the Neighbors Inc. Food Shelf. Saturday, March 25 10:30-11:30 am #5752-W17 1 session - FREE Kaposia Education Center, SSP

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5-6 pm 1 session - $80/pair, $40/additional person

Family Yoga

In Family Yoga classes, children of all ages and their grown-ups practice yoga together. Classes will present traditional yoga postures for strength, balance, and flexibility in a way that is fun for everyone. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Yoga is traditionally practiced in bare feet. Bring your own yoga mat. Instructor: Natalie Johnson Wednesdays, Feb. 16 - March 9 5-6 pm #6750-W17 6 sessions - $90/pair $45/extra child Somerset Elementary, MH

TriDistrict Service Day: Thompson Park Earth Day Clean Up Bring the whole family on down to Thompson County Park on Earth Day to help clean up our local wild spaces. We’ll be partnering with Dakota County for a morning of fun, education and an opportunity to give back to your community. Dakota County will also have an information booth about their residential recycling and compost programs. Preregistration is appreciated to ensure enough supplies are available. Saturday, April 22 9am - 11 am #6753-W17 1 session - FREE Thompson Park Outdoor Picnic Shelter, 1200 Stassen Lane, WSP

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ACCESSAdults PROJECT with Disabilites Access Project Information Participants who require one-on-one attention for physical and/or behavior issues or medication administration must be supervised by a caregiver. If a behavioral incident occurs, a caregiver may be required to accompany the participant to all future activities. Classes will be held on the date and at the time and location listed unless you are otherwise notified. Transportation to and from activities is the responsibility of the participant or caregiver, unless otherwise noted.

Zumba Gold

Get your heart thumping and your blood pumping as we groove to the beat of the music! Easy-to- follow Zumba ÂŽ choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination tailored for individuals with disabilities. Come ready to sweat! No cost for caregivers. Instructor: Josie Ray 5-6 pm 4 Sessions - $20 Thursdays, Jan. 12- Feb. 2 #1042-W17A Thursdays, March. 23- Apr. 20 #1042-W17B (No class April 6) Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Powerballs

These balls are the perfect amount of nutrients needed to get you to power through the toughest times. Join us as we make these delicious energy bites that are good for you and great tasting! Instructor: Patty Krause Tuesday, January 17 5-6 pm #1084-W17 1 sessions - $12 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Branch Out Hang Out

Join us for a fun night of just hanging out! Music, movies and games with new friends and old friends too! Feel free to bring your favorite movie or game to share. We will provide snacks. No cost for caregiver. Preregistration is appreciated. 6-9 pm 1 Session - $6 Friday, Jan. 20 #1070-W17A Friday, Feb. 17 #1070-W17B Friday, March 10 #1070-W17C Friday, April 21 #1070-W17D Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

BINGO Night!

Come play Bingo with your friends! Grab a card or two and listen for your numbers to be called. Have fun and win prizes! No cost for caregivers. Instructor: Branch Out Staff 4-5 pm 1 Session - $7 Monday, Jan. 23 #1064-W17A Monday, Feb. 27 #1064-W17B Monday, March 27 #1064-W17C Monday, April 24 #1064-W17D Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Card Making

Everyone loves receiving a card. Join us to make a variety of colorful holiday cards to give to friends and family. Cost of materials is included in the fee. No cost for caregivers to assist. Instructor: Patty Krause 4-5 pm 1 session - $10 Monday, Feb. 6 #1002-W17A Monday, March 13 #1002-W17B Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Participants must be accompanied to the classroom and should check in no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the listed start time and should be picked up promptly at the end time listed. All Access Project activities are sponsored by District 197, so there is no tobacco or alcohol allowed. Refunds will only be given for cancellations received seven days before an activity.

Fitness Fun

Join us for a fun hour of exercise and excitement! The class is designed for beginners to advanced. All you need is your energy and a willingness to move and groove! Please wear clothing that allows you to move and bring a water bottle. No charge for cargivers. Instructor: Mark Krey Thursdays, Feb. 16-March 16 5-6 pm #1072-W17 5 sessions - $25 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating

Join us for some holiday fun with your friends! We will be decorating classic sugar cookies with icing and/or sprinkles. Come decorate a valentine treat to share. Directions will be broken down into simple steps and no prior knowledge is needed. Please feel free to bring a plastic container to bring home your cookies. No cost for caregivers. Instructor: Hayley Ball Wednesday, Feb. 8 6-7:30 pm #1022-W17 1 session - $12 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP www.tridistrictce.org

Bandana Bracelets

Bandana bracelets are a great accessory for both guys and girls. They come in a variety of colors and are very easy to make. Making bandana bracelets can be a fun, easy project to make while hanging with friends! Instructor: Patty Krause Tuesday, Feb. 21 5-6 pm #1086-W17 1 session - $10 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP JAN. - APR. 2017

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ACCESS PROJECT Adults with Disabilites Pick up a flyer in one of these locations! District 197 Office 1897 Delaware Ave. Mendota Heights, MN 55118 SSP Community Ed Center 517 Marie Ave South St. Paul, MN 55075

To Register

Call 651-403-8313 or online at tridistrict.thatscommunityed.com

To view more classes for Access Project, pick up one of our flyers or visit www.tridistrictce.org for more information

Snack Attack

Learn how to make tasty snacks and other tasty delights. Participants will receive a recipe book that contains these recipes plus many more. Bring an open mind and willingness to try new things. Monday, March 20 4-5 pm #1006-W17 1 session - $12 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Como Park Zoo Trip - All Through Africa

Join the Access Project for a unique opportunity to journey through the amazing continent of Africa right in Saint Paul at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory! From snow covered mountains to dusty, hot deserts, Africa is an amazingly diverse continent. Learn about the African landscape and the habitats that support its animals. During class, you'll meet African animals from the desert, savanna, and rainforest. To further your adventure, an African animal adaptations checklist takes you around the zoo grounds on a safari after your class. Transportation is provided; Meet at the Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP. Cost for caregivers is $5. Preregistration is required. Saturday, March 25 9:15 am-12:30 pm #1077-W17 1 session - $5 participant/caregiver Pick up/Drop off at Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP Program held at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Walking Buddies

Come hang out with your friends and get fit at the same time. We’ll be walking the halls of Henry Sibley High School for a low impact workout. You’ll receive a walking button that you’ll also be able to use at Simley High School, South St. Paul High School and Veterans Memorial Community Center for indoor walking through the Spring of 2017. The indoor walking times are MondayThursday from 6-9 PM (VMCC hours are 7 am- 2 pm in the West Rink.) Caregivers must also register to participate. Wednesdays, Feb. 15-March 15 6-7 pm #1080-W17 5 sessions $10 participant/$5 caregiver Henry Sibley High School, MH

Explore the diverse and interconnected spirit of people from across Minnesota — from music and faith to culture and tradition, we celebrate and embrace our differences in the Minnesota Mosaic® series. Join us in January for swing, Latin, French musette and folk music with accordionist Dan Newton. South St. Paul Library Mon, Jan. 30, 6:30-7:30 pm

Adult Craft Club

Come to the library to work on a current sewing, yarn or craft project. Get help or just visit with other crafters. Coffee provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library. Inver Glen Library Tue, Jan. 3, 6-8 pm Tue, Feb. 7, 6-8 pm Tue, March 7, 6-8 pm Tue, April 4, 6-8 pm

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Pokémon

Join fellow enthusiasts to hunt Pokémon, trade tips and battle for gym supremacy. Ages 10–16. Wentworth Library Sat, March 25

11:30 am–1:30 pm

Waggin' Tales

Bring your kids into the Library to read to certified therapy dogs. It's not only fun, it helps develop reading skills and fluency. Ages: 5–10. Inver Glen Library Saturdays, 11 am-12 pm Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 20 Wentworth Library Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 pm Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 20

FREE and These events arere no registraton is quired www.tridistrictce.org

Join us for an evening of creativity while we use buttons to create a work of art. Cost of materials is included in the fee. No cost for caregivers to assist. Monday, April 17 4-6 pm #1082-W17 1 session- $10 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

FAMILY EVENTS

ADULT EVENTS Know Minnesota’s stories

Button Art

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Free Comic Book Day

Stop in anytime to make a superhero mask or comic book hero button and pick up a free comic while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library. Ages: 5–18. Sat, May 6, 10 am–4 pm Inver Glen Library

Free Classes & Events at Your Local Library

TriDistrict Community Education is working with local libraries to offer you many new and interesting classes and events. All of the classes are FREE! So tell your friends, family and neighbors to join you! South St Paul Library 651-554-3240 Wentworth Library 651-554-6800

Inver Glen Library 651-554-6840


Our mission is to engage Baby Boomers as they create happy, healthy, fulfilling lives that build vibrant communities.

Boomers More or Less Advisory Council

Killer Thrillers

It's a perfect time to cozy up with some great books! Check out the books below and join us for an evening of discussion led by Murray Wilson from Wentworth Library. TriDistrict Community Education and Dakota County Library are teaming up to sponsor these FREE events so grab a friend (or your book club!), grab a book and get ready for a good read and great discussion! #6900

6:30-7:30 pm Free - No registration needed

Jan. 9 – Sixth Man, by David Baldacci Feb. 13 – Fifth Assassin, by Brad Meltzer Mar. 20 – Girl with a Clock for a Heart, by Peter Swanson April 17 – Without Fail, by Lee Child May 15 – King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci June 19 – Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham Wentworth Library, WSP

Tap Dance

If you’re new to tap but always wanted to try, this is your chance. Our instructor, Stephanie, will teach you the basics and a complete routine in this class. Any leather bottom shoe will do, or dust off those tap shoes! Wear comfortable clothing. No class April 12. Instructor: Stephanie Stockton Wednesdays, Feb. 1-April 26 6:30-7:30 pm #6261-W17 12 sessions - $72 Moreland Elementary School, WSP

Getting in the Exercise Game

Whether you are green to a fitness regimen or have been on hiatus, learn skills to help you exercise with more confidence. You will get the inside scoop from a certified exercise physiologist in this two-part seminar series AND leave with a strength training and stretching program. These jam packed seminars will include light physical activity, debunking of fitness myths and education in a non-intimidating environment. Topics include: Ways to turn household items into fitness equipment; How, When and What to Exercise; Cardio; Balance and MORE! Monday, Jan. 30 & Feb. 6 6:30-8 pm #6964-W17 2 Sessions - $29 Thompson Park Activity Center

Our purpose is to offer active, entertaining and engaging activities for Boomers, More or Less who work hard, play hard and love to learn.

YOU’RE A BOOMER IF... • You are under 67, or feel like you are. • You have high expectations. • You are a thriver! • You are over 49 and loving life. • You are youthful. • You love to learn. • You have worn bell-bottoms. • You know how to have fun. • You are always up for an adventure!

Core & Pelvic Floor

Designed with men and women in mind, this class can improve your confidence through strong and flexible abs, back and pelvic floor muscles. Weak pelvic floor muscles can be displayed in both men and women through lack of bladder and bowel control and prolapses. Aiming to recover, benefits also will be found after prostate and gynecological surgeries and birthing. 30 minutes of cardio and stretching and 30 minutes of strengthening exercises. Bring a fitness mat. INTRO Wednesday, Feb. 1 6-7 pm #6960-W17A 1 session - $8 Garlough Environmental School CLASS Wednesday, Feb. 8-March 22 6-7 pm #6960-W17B 7 Sessions - $56 Garlough Environmental School, WSP 1740 Charlton St., WSP www.tridistrictce.org

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HOW TO REGISTER

Register online @ tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com Register over the phone by calling 651-403-8313 or 651-403-8300.

To sign up for our E-Newsletter, call 651-403-8313 77


ACTIVE ENGAGING ENTERTAINING HOW TO REGISTER

Register online @ tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com Register over the phone by calling 651-403-8313 or 651-403-8300.

BOOMER BIRTHDAY CLUB!

Happy birthday to you! Join the Boomers Birthday Club so we can wish you a very happy birthday each year! Signing up for this club is FREE and you’ll receive a card each year with a coupon to use toward a Boomers More or Less class or activity. To sign up, call our office at 651-403-8313.

Gangster Tour: Experience St. Paul in the Roaring 20s & 30s

Gangster Tour We will begin our trip by touring the Wabasha Image Street Caves, where our local gangsters loved to hide out. We will explore the sandstone caves, the Castle Royal, a rambunctious and romantic depression era nightclub where Big Bands appeared. Next we will board the bus with a costumed gangster as our tour guide and begin our adventure through the streets of St. Paul during its roaring hoodlum heyday on an exploration of Crooks, Crime and Corruption. See sites where the infamous lived, socialized, committed crimes and where many were brought to justice. Drive past the Landmark Center where some of the FBI's most notorious criminals were tried, including Ma Barker and her five sons. We will stop for lunch at the Tavern on Grand; please choose your meal when registering: Fried Walleye Basket or Grilled Chicken Breast Basket. Both meals include fries, coleslaw and beverage. We will end our trip with a "drive-by" through the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Saturday, Feb. 4 Depart TPAC at 9 am / Return 3:15 pm #6919 - $77 includes transportation/tour/lunch Registration deadline Thursday, Jan. 19 Call Thompson Park Activity Center to register 651-403-8300

Bridge Basics Refresher Class “What do I do with this hand?”

If you have been away from the table for awhile, and realize how much you have forgotten, or just wish to brush up on basic techniques, this class is for you! We start with a review of basic bidding of one of a suit. We will follow with a look at preemptive bidding when you hold a weak hand, but have extra length in a suit. Next will be a review of overcalls and takeout doubles, where both sides are competing for the contract. We will finish with a lesson about how to bid big hands. Each class will have a review of the topic for the night. Prepared hands will then be bid and played, with a discussion afterwards. Handouts will be given for each class, and the format will allow participants to ask questions and focus on areas they want help with. Instructor: Keith Thompson Tuesdays, Feb. 7-28 #6920-W17 Thompson Park Activity Center Register by Tuesday, Jan. 31

6-8 pm 4 sessions - $50

Winemaking

You and other fun wine people will create four varieties of wine! You will return six weeks later to bottle, cork and label your very own wines. Participants will bring home one case of wine each. If you would like to create your own custom labels, please bring $10 on bottling night payable to Vine Park Brewing. Preprinted labels will be available for no extra charge. Instructor: Vine Park Brewing Staff Thursday, Feb. 16 & Mar. 30 7:30-8:30 pm #6930-W17 2 sessions - $75 Vine Park Brewing, 1254 W. 7th Street, Saint Paul

Getting the Most from Your Smartphone

Remember when a phone just made phone calls? Phones are so much smarter today (pun intended)! Now they multitask as a GPS, camera, music and game player, video and voice recorder, e-book reader, note taker, translator, calendar, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, weather forecaster, flashlight, remote control, and so much more. Whether you are a new smartphone user or someone who has had a smartphone for awhile, this class will provide you with some tips and tricks to get the most from your device. If you have a smartphone, please bring it with you - Androids and iPhones welcome. Instructor: Carole Scott Monday, Feb. 6 6-9 pm #6915-W17 1 session - $29 Henry Sibley High School, MH

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Canvas and Cocoa Enjoy a tasty hot cocoa bar, with toppings and mix-ins. Bring your favorite hot cocoa mug to class. Provided by Abrakadoodle Art Education programs.

John Nolan Peacocks

Adults will learn about John Nolan, a contemporary artist from Ireland. We will draw peacocks inspired by John Nolan on canvas board and then finish with acrylic paints. You will end up with a colorful stylized peacock. Tuesday, March 7 6:30-8 pm #6966-W17 1 session - $24 Thompson Park Activity Center

Kandinsky Inspired Canvases

Join us at Thompson Park and make a colorful creation using oil pastels on canvas board. You’ll learn about the proclaimed father of impressionism, Wassily Kandinsky. We’ll paint with bright colors & create a colorful canvas using some of his signature techniques. All materials are provided. Participants will leave with a completed peice of art.

ACTIVE ENGAGING ENTERTAINING HOW TO REGISTER

Register online @ tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com or over the phone by calling 651-403-8313 or 651-403-8300.

Thursday, Feb. 9 6:30-8 pm #6970-W17 1 session - $24 Thompson Park Activity Center

Como Garden Tour - Behind the Scenes

Travel through the many gardens of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory as you explore the "Jewel of Como" and learn about their rich 100 year history. Go behind-the-scenes and uncover how the horticulture staff keep the conservatory looking lush and green all year long and produce the many spectacular and beloved Sunken Garden flower shows. This tour is a unique opportunity to “peek behind the curtains” of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, as well as get your daily dose of green! You’ll also receive a 10% discount from Como’s Garden Safari gifts. Transportation is not provided. Please meet in the Visitor's Center promptly at 11 am. Saturday, April 1 11 am-1 pm #6942-W17 1 session - $17 Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, 55103

Desserts for One or Two

This is a hands-on sweet class. Students will learn the art of making delicious beautiful desserts for one or two. We will make 5 different desserts to take home, including a small chocolate bundt cake, individual pineapple upside down cakes, individual tarts and more. $12.00 supply fee due to instructor. Instructor: Diana Hirte Friday, April 7 #6940-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-9 pm 1 session - $25

ALASKA: 6 Days Land / 7 Days Sea May 28 - June 9, 2017

IRELAND:

The Emerald Isle October 1 - 11, 2017

TRAVEL SHOW Wed, Jan 25, 2017 | 6:00 PM

TPAC: 1200 Stassen Lane, W. St. Paul, MN 55118

Join us as Landmark Tours presents on these two inclusive adventures!

Book Early & SAVE $400! couple per

To attend, please register online or by phone: tridistrict.thatscommunityed.com | 651-403-8313 Can’t attend? call for a brochure: 651-490-5408 www.gowithlandmark.com

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COOKING

COOKING

Adult Enrichment

FUN FACTS! The knives used by sushi chefs are the direct descendants of samurai swords, and the blades should be sharpened every day. Honeybee workers must visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey

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Roll with it: Intro to Sushi Making

Participate in this great class -- then make delicious sushi for yourself, family and friends. Learn where to shop, brands to select, preparation of the ingredients, assembly of the rolls and presentation. You will create both the traditional rolled sushi (maki-zushi) and the American California sushi. Never fear, we won't be using raw fish to make this delicacy in this class! A $13 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Laurel Severson Friday, Jan 20 #6116-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-9 pm 1 session - $30

Irish Dinner

Get the scoop on Irish food plus historical notes on St. Patrick's Day, and then swing into an extensive menu of terrific Irish fare. Smoked Fish Pate as an appetizer, Beef Braised in Guinness plus Beer-Braised Pork Tenderloin for main dishes. Learn to make the famous Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage) and a delicious Cabbage with Bacon. Don’t forget Irish Soda Bread! Wrap up your meal with splendid Jam Cake. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Laurel Severson Wednesday, March 15 #6120-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day!

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Basic Cake Decorating

Ever wanted to try cake decorating? This class is for you, everything is even supplied! Each student will decorate 8 cupcakes and one 8" cake in this class. You will learn how to do shell borders, flowers and writing techniques. Diana is a Certified Wilton Instructor. $20 supply fee payable to instructor in class. Instructor: Diana Hirte Wednesdays, April 6 & 13 #5210-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-8 pm 2 sessions - $35

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Traditional Southern Cooking - A Dinner

Beginning in the 1690's, food in the U.S. deep south was heavily influenced by a variety of cultures from European, African, South American and even Canadian! Join us in creating a memorable meal to include: Crab Dip, traditional Cheese Straws, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, Buttermilk Biscuits, Cheese Grits, Pecan Praline candy and traditional Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. A food fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Laurel Severson Tuesday, April 18 #6118-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-9 pm 1 session - $30

Cake Decorating with Fondant

Learn how to make detailed and streamlined decorations for your next baking project. Students will make flowers and decorations to decorate 8 cupcakes and will cover an 8" cake with fondant and decorate it. A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Diana Hirte Thursdays, April 20 & 27 #5211-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-8 pm 2 sessions - $25

Edible Fruit Bouquet

Just in time to prepare for Mother's Day, learn to make a beautiful edible fruit bouquet! We will learn the process for how to buy and transform fruit into an arrangement. Students will also dip strawberries into delicious chocolate to add to the bouquet. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Diana Hirte Tuesday, April 25 #5209-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-8 pm 1 session - $25


CREATIVE ARTS

CREATIVE ARTS

Adult Enrichment

Magic of Acting

Whether for fun or to perform professionally, this class will give you an introduction to show business, casting, directors and how to audition. You will perform TV commercials, do cold reads and monologues, scenes from comedy to drama and so much more! Please bring a notebook and pen. Instructor: Edward Noreen Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 1 7-9 pm #5230-W17 8 sessions - $80 South Saint Paul High School, SSP

Learn to Knit

This is the perfect class for the beginning knitter. We will learn the basics of knitting: casting on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off. You will use your new skilled to make a set of cotton washcloths. Bring a pair of size 8 needles to the first class to get started. Instructor: Suzanne Ross Thursdays, January 12- February 2 6:30-8 pm #6220-W17 4 session - $35 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Block of the Month

Expand your knitting skills- one block at a time. Each “Block of the Month� workshop focuses on a different topic. Attend as many workshops as you would like and then sew the blocks together to create a beautiful sampler afghan. Or just take 1 or 2 and learn new techniques. Instructor: Suzanne Ross 6:30- 8 pm 1 session - $9 #5203-W17 Make One Monday, Jan. 23 #5203-W17 More Decreases Monday, Feb. 27 South Saint Paul High School, SSP

Watercolor/Acrylic Studio: Nature Painting

Students will have the chance to paint beautiful scenes from nature on either canvas or paper. All are welcome to this class from beginners to full fledged artists. Our instructor, Mary Anne will work with you at your level of knowledge. Students are encouraged to bring their own supplies. Be ready to unleash your creative side! Instructor will provide supplies for $45 material fee if you do not have your own. Material fee payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Mary Anne Kinane Tuesdays, Jan. 24- Feb.14 7:15-8:45 pm #6210-W17 4 sessions - $70 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Knitting: Winter and Spring Studios

This workshop is open to knitters of all skill levels. It is a time to relax and work on whatever project you have going. Ask the instructor for advice on stitches, yarn, sizing, techniques, etc. Grab those unfinished projects or patterns for new ones and enjoy time with fellow knitters. Instructor: Suzanne Ross

Suzanne Ross has been teaching with Tridistrict Community Ed for many years. Her classes are vibrant, fresh and fun!

River Heights Arts Alliance and TriDistrict Community Ed are exploring the idea of a Community Theatre in Inver Grove Heights. If you have an interest in participating in a community theatre, please contact the Community Education office at 651-306-7866, or email aplatek@tridistrictce.org.

6:30 pm-8:30 pm 6 sessions - $28 #6204-W17A Tuesdays, Feb. 7- Mar. 14 #6204-W17B Tuesdays, April 4- May 9 Henry Sibley High School, MN

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CREATIVE ARTS CONTINUED Arm Knitting

Knit without needles- Use your arms instead! By using bulky yarn and your arms, you will be able to make a beautiful scarf or cowl in just one evening. Even if you have never knit with needles, you will be able to knit with your arms. A supply list will be sent prior to the class. Instructor: Suzanne Ross

Adult Enrichment

6:30-8:30 pm #5222-W17A #5222-W17B IGH Middle School, IGH

FUN FACTS! Brain research shows that art promotes creativity, social development, and self-worth. The first pencil was invented in England in 1565.

1 session - $9 Thursday, Feb. 9 Thursday, March 23

Art of Calligraphy (Beginner & Intermediate)

This course will introduce you to the basic calligraphy alphabet and teach you beginner techniques you can use to practice making letter forms. You’ll learn about the tools and materials every calligrapher needs and how to hold and use the pen, starting with basic strokes. Come learn, create and add flair to any project. Instructor: Mary Anne Kinane Thursdays, Feb. 16- Mar. 23 #6222-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

7:15-8:45 pm 6 sessions - $70

Knitting: The Next Step

You can knit and purl...Now what? Come take the next step in knitting! In this class you will learn how to read patterns and charts, combine knit and purl stitches, and do simple decreases while making a fun winter hat. A supply list will be sent prior to the first class. Instructor: Suzanne Ross Thursdays, Feb. 23- Mar.16 #5204-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

Basic Floral Design

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Learn the basics of floral design by creating your own floral arrangement. This class includes instruction on how to properly care for flowers and the basics of arranging them. You will learn more about where flowers come from, which tools work best and how to make your flowers last. The instructor will provide the necessary tools and materials needed to make your floral arrangement. This will be an inspiring class for flower lovers of all ages! Instructor: Reba Berge Monday, March 6 #6224-W17 Henry Sibley High School

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6:30- 8 pm 1 session - $75

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6:30-8:30 pm 4 sessions - $28

Plein Air Painting

Plein air painting mean painting “in the open air”- in nature. Since the French impressionist carried their easels and canvases into the countryside, painters have enjoyed this fun and rewarding activity. In this class, you’ll learn about equipment and supplies, benefits and challenges of plein air painting and I’ll share tips learned in the field so you can decide if this activity is for you. Instructor: Sharon Leah Monday, March 13 #6224-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

7-8:30 pm 1 session - $35


FITNESS

FITNESS Adult Enrichment

Discover Photography

A crash course for creative learners/ photographers to discover their love of photography and learn to market their business to potential clients. Now is the time to gain some insightful tips on how to improve your portfolio and gain business through the power of ecommerce and marketing. Instructor: Jolanta Young Tuesday, April 11 #5240-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

What is a Calorie?

7-8 pm 1 session - $35

Gentle Yoga

Quilling 101

Learn the art of quilling! Create beautiful 3D paper artwork and take home a stunning handmade card showcasing your new talents. We will learn multiple techniques for making quilled flowers and each student will receive a slotted quilling tool. Please bring a pair of scissors. Instructor: Katherine Young Wednesday, April 19 6:30-8:30 pm #5232-W17 1 session - $30 South Saint Paul High School, MN

This class is well-suited to anyone who wants a gentle workout and appeal to those with limited movement or anyone who considers themselves an extreme beginner. We will begin with lots of warm-ups and guided breath work to loosen and warm the body, followed by gentle movements to improve circulation and create deep relaxation. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and firm blanket to each class and do not eat 1-2 hours before class. No class Feb. 20 & April 3. Instructor: Laurie Wachter Mondays, Jan. 23 - April 24 #6308-W17 Somerset Elementary, MH

It’s a unit of measure for the energy in food. First defined in France in the early 1800s, a food calorie (kilocalorie) is the amount of heat (energy) needed to raise the temperature of 1,000 grams (a liter) of water 1° Celsius. Researchers measure calories by using a “bomb calorimeter,” a small chamber in which a food is burned to heat water; the hotter the water, the higher the calorie count. Food companies today don’t need to burn their products to figure out the calories in them—they simply add up the calories of the ingredients, based on standard databases.

6:30-7:30 pm 12 sessions - $96

Aqua Fit

Etsy 101

Learn how to sell your homemade items to anyone in the world! In this class you will learn how to set up shop on etsy.com, the basic do’s and don’ts of Etsy, how to brand your product, and common courtesy and practices on the site. Instructor: Katherine Young Tuesday, April 25 #5234-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

Walk or run in both shallow and deep water for aerobic conditioning with increased resistance and decreased impact. Floatation equipment is provided for the deep water workout. The format includes a warm-up, cardiovascular conditioning, stretching, toning and cool down. This class can accommodate those without swimming skills. No class Feb. 28. Instructor: Liz Connelly Tuesdays, Jan. 24 - Mar. 28 #6312-W17 Heritage Middle School, WSP

7:30-8:30 pm 9 sessions - $65

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FITNESS CLASSES AT CENTRAL SQUARE Barre Fusion #5799 ALL LEVELS

Zumba® #5399

This class combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations.

Adult Enrichment Classes at Central Square 100 Seventh Ave. N. South St. Paul, MN 55075 To register for a class call 651-306-3631 or online at tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com Most fitness class sign-ups are taken on a per month basis and vary 4 to 5 weeks in length. Drop-in option available. *Special fee structures are noted. Per Month Fee: $18 Member; $26 Non-member Drop In Fee: $5.50 Member; $ 8 Non-member Sign up for 2 classes a month and get $4.00 off each additional class. Fitness Coordinator: Terie Hanson

Tuesdays Thursdays

4:30-5:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm

Wednesdays

4:30-5:30 pm

Aqua Interval #5381

Classes are high energy, low impact aqua fitness classes designed for all skill and fitness levels. This class is pure FUN as you are challenged with powerful, invigorating movements through the water. Mondays Wednesdays Saturdays

7:15-8:15 pm 6-7 pm 8:15-9:15 am

BEGINNER LEVEL CLASSES Beginner Kettlebell #5359

This class is geared for beginners. Learn the fundamentals of kettlebell training. You will be led through basic moves that will result in improved balance, cardio endurance and muscle strengthening. NO drop-ins. Saturdays

7:30-8:30 am

Absolute Abs #5577

Health and strength start with the core. We will help you build a more stable, powerful abdomen and lower back with a wide variety of moves. Mondays

6:30-7:30 pm

Total Body Conditioning #5396

INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED LEVEL CLASSES

R.I.P.P.E.D.® #5389

The name says it all. Check out this new class that stands for Re¬sistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet. It’s a one stop body shock - just what you’re looking for! Thursdays Saturdays

5:30-6:30 pm 9:30-10:30 am

HIIT Boot Camp #5384

This is a non-stop, powerhouse workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and get your heart pumping. HIIT will include cardio intervals using the step, BOSU, jump rope and floor drills. Mondays Wednesdays

5:30-6:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm

Equipment used in class includes step, weights, tubing and chairs. Strengthen your body and get your heart rate going too!

Cardio Kickboxing #5355

Yoga Fitness #5356

Tuesdays Sundays

Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays

5:15-6:15 am 5:15-6:15 am 5:30-6:30 pm

Gain strength, stamina and balance with this athletic style of yoga. Yoga Fitness is a nonpurist, fitness style yoga class. Bring your body and mind together for peak performance. Wednesdays April-August 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays

5:30-6:30 pm 8:30-9:30 am 8:30-9:30 am

Pilates #5378

This class provides the perfect method of body conditioning for strength and flexibility. Pilates targets the core muscles for the abdomen and back. Tuesdays

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Barre Fusion is a class that combines elements of Pilates and ballet emphasizing precision and form. Barre Fusion starts with a variety of standing poses using a chair for balance and ends with mat work.

8:30-9:30 am & 5:30-6:30 pm

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This is an interval based cardio kickboxing class that combines punches and kicks with other fun and effective moves to great music. Class alternates between lower impact moves utilizing the large muscle groups and higher energy, heart pumping moves. 6:30-7:30 pm 5:00-6:00 pm

Kettlebell #5388

Quick, efficient and intense workout to build muscle and burn fat. Class will end with core work and stretching. NO drop-ins. Sunday

4:00-5:00 pm

Kettlebell-TRX Fusion #5397

Safely preform hundreds of exercised that build power, strength, flexibility and balance while combining cardio drills and kettlebells. No Drop-Ins. Mondays (Beginner) 4:30-5:30 pm Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm


Get Comfortable with Public Speaking

Do you get the jitters at the thought of speaking in front of a large group? You can overcome that extreme common fear. Discover the simple things you can do to significantly reduce nervousness while speaking in public. You’ll walk away with the ability to project confidence, engage the audience and deliver a clear and concise message. Instructor: Caleb Werth Wednesday, January 11 #5460-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

6:30-9 pm 1 session - $15

How to Start Your Own Event Planning Business

Are you creative? Do you have great organization skills? Do you enjoy planning parties or social engagements? If you answered yes to these questions, then you may want to consider starting your own event planning business! In this class you will learn the basic steps to take to start your own business in event planning or decorating. Instructor: Dee Balentine Monday, January 30 #6440-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-7:30 pm 1 session - $30

World Geography Update

Update your mental map of the world and feel more comfortable talking about world events. We will discuss current strengths and concerns of countries around the world while looking at concise data. Join us for slide shows, games, and online sites that highlight new and changing countries and clarify patterns they share. Instructor: Beverly Johnsen Tuesdays, Jan. 24- Feb. 23 #6435-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

HOBBIES

A hobby is an activity you enjoy to do, it is something of your choosing, something unique to your taste and talent. A hobby can enhance our well-being and can give more meaning to our life. Just as physical exercise is important for the body, cognitive relaxation, i.e. relaxation of the mind is also essential. The creative forces of energy present in everyone should not be repressed. In fact studies reveal that people who cultivate themselves through such activities are less likely to suffer from anxieties, rage, depression and other negative feelings.

6:30-8 pm 6 sessions - $28

The Enneagram and You: Living Authentically

Have you ever been in conflict with someone? Have you ever questioned why someone acted a certain way? Have you ever thought that your needs in social, personal and/or professional settings were not being met? A unique personality type indicator, believes that authentic living is integral to effective communication and personal satisfaction. Participate in these sessions to learn more about yourself and others! We will ask tough questions, and partake in challenging reflective activities (individually and in groups) the require you to think about your areas of strength and weakness as it relates to: your own personality type, other personality types, love, conflict, etc. Instructor: Meggan Gronli

Discover Scuba

Learn all about scuba diving and experience the thrill of swimming and breathing underwater. Scuba equipment is provided and participants will test it out in the shallow end of the pool, under the guidance of a PADI Scuba instructor. You will learn how to wear the scuba equipment, feel what it's like to breath underwater and learn some basic skills and safety rules of the sport. Instructor: Mark Dugger Thursday, Feb. 23 #6425-W17 Heritage Middle School, WSP

7-8 pm 1 session - $20

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TECHNOLOGY Microsoft Word - Intermediate

Adult Enrichment

In Microsoft Word - Intermediate, students will build on their skills that they have already gained through basic Microsoft Word software use. This class teaches students valuable skills for formatting long documents; using headers/footers; formatting tables and charts; using mail merge and more. Prerequisite: Students have taken a Microsoft Word Introduction course or are familiar with the basic functions of Microsoft Word. Instructor: Georgia Ulmer Thursday, Feb. 16 #6711-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8 pm 1 session - $28

Microsoft Excel 2010 Basic

This class will walk you through the basic features of Microsoft Excel 2010. You will be taken step-by-step through: Entering and editing data, navigating and formatting a worksheet, formulas and functions, and saving a document. This class will lay a good foundation for future more in-depth learning. Bring a USB flash drive. Optional workbook available to purchase in class ($24). Instructor: Carole Scott Tues. & Thurs., March 7 & 9 #5715-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

Inside look Carole Scott has been teaching and using technology for much of her life. She is excited to marry the two by teaching technology classes to adults. Her goal is to help demystify technology and show the many benefits of getting connected.

6-9 pm 2 sessions - $57

Microsoft Word 2010 Basic

Ready to venture into the world of Microsoft Word? Brilliant! You will walk through Microsoft Word's basic features, such as creating, saving, and printing a document. Among other things, you will also learn about layout, entering and editing text, page breaks, inserting tables, spell check, numbering and bulleting. This class is hands-on, so come ready to participate! Please bring a USB flash drive. A student workbook will be available for purchase at time of class for $21. Instructor: Carole Scott Monday & Wed., Apr. 17 & 19 #5714-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-9 pm 2 sessions - $57

Organize it! Get Your Digital Photos Under Control

Do you feel like your digital photo collection is out of control? Well this is the class for you! We will discuss folder archiving, different photo management software, and various secure storage methods. The goal is to keep your precious memories safe, secure, and easily accessible for years to come. Instructor: Carole Scott Monday, April 24 #6717-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

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HOME & GARDEN

MONEY MATTERS

Prepare Your Home for Sale

Five Money Questions for Women

Getting ready to sell your home? Today's Real Estate market is tricky! Know what you need to do to find your buyer. Understand your competition AND your options before you go on the market. Instructor: Liz Jacobs Michka Thursday, February 2 #6458-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8 pm 1 session- $12

Downsizing Your Home for the Empty Nester

Plan for your future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life. At this session you'll create a checklist to support retirement planning, evaluate social needs/ resources, plan for downsizing/rightsizing, learn how to prepare your home for sale and understand tax considerations & savings. Instructor: Liz Jacobs Michka Saturday, February 4 10 am-12 pm #5453-W17 1 session- $12 South Saint Paul High School, MN

Organize Your Office

Be more productive, gain confidence, reduce stress, have more personal time by being better organized. Learn how to set up your office from floor plan to desktop to creating your files. Learn what papers to keep and what to throw. Create a filing system that works for you. Maintenance and upkeep of your new systems will be discussed. You will leave with a workbook and DVD. A $12 material fee is payable to the instructor at class. Instructor: Gail Marek Tuesday, February 21 6-7:30 pm #5451-W17 1 session - $20 South St. Paul High School, SSP

First Time Home Buying

Join us for this Home Buying course specifically for First Time Buyers! Learn about the home buying process, loan options and credit. You'll also learn what other steps you need to know to be ready to buy your first home. Instructor: Dave Ruckmar Thursday, March 23 #5452-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-7:30 pm 1 session - $12

Take control of your financial future: Master Five Money Questions for Women. Women and men have different considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. A strong financial strategy is vital. Here's an opportunity to ensure your financial strategy fits your lifestyle and needs by exploring five money questions critical for women. Instructor: Heidi Olson

MONEY MATTERS Adult Enrichment

Tuesday, January 24 6:30-7:30 pm #6638-W17 1 session - $12 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Getting the Most From Social Security

How you select your social security is one of the most important decisions you will have to make for your retirement. This workshop will show you how to get the most from your social security benefits and how they fit into your overall retirement strategy. You will learn more about how your benefits are calculated, the options for taking your benefits and strategies to maximize your benefits. We will explore some of your key concerns about social security and when to start taking the benefits. We will have handouts of information for you to take and will have time for questions as well. Instructor: Tom Zubrod Tuesday, Jan. 31 #6617-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-8 pm 1 session - $12

Moving Mom & Dad: 5 Common Mistakes Children of Aging Parents Make and How to Avoid Them

Many baby boomers today are facing the tough decision of finding appropriate housing options for their parents. Moving mom and dad is often a challenge, especially when mom and dad are reluctant to address the issue. In this class we will discuss and give an overview of the housing market in general for those considering buying or selling a home. We also provide a guide called Moving Mom & Dad, a $24.95 value. Instructor: John Massara Monday, February 6 7-9 pm #5620-W17 1 session - $12 South Saint Paul High School, SSP

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FUN FACT!

Each color has its own physical characteristics. Green was selected for U.S. dollars because it’s the most resistant to fading, flaking, and discoloration.

Debt Reduction & Smarter Money Management

Give your finances a fresh start! Come join our group and gain a greater knowledge on reducing debt, avoiding money mistakes and get your money working harder no matter your income! Instructor: Georgia Ulmer Monday, February 13 6-8 pm #5630-W17 1 session- $25 South Saint Paul High School, SSP

Finding Balance in Your Budget Seminar

This workshop is designed to help you sharpen your spending and saving strategy. You'll learn more about the basics of budgeting and the importance of managing credit and debt. Suitable for all interests! Instructor: Heidi Olson Tuesday, February 28 #5636-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

Buying New Construction

Thinking about moving and considering new construction a house options because you want an open floor plan and larger closets? Explore what is available, where to find it, and what to expect in new construction including timelines, hidden costs, risks, and the coordination selling your existing home or giving appropriate notice on your lease. You will find that there are differences when working with a smaller builder versus a national builder. Instructor: John Mazzara Tuesday, March 7 #5634-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

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7-9 pm 1 session - $12

College Preparation: Saving for College

Are you Ready for Retirement? Answering the Biggest Questions Every Pre-Retiree and Retiree Has

A college degree gives graduates a competitive edge in today's job market, however, it comes with a hefty price tag that continues to increase; often at twice the rate of inflation. That's why it's so important to begin savings as early as possible. Learn tax-advantaged ways to save for college, the basics of financial aid, and ways to fill the college funding gap. Instructor: Kevin Schwartz

Have you recently retired? Are you planning to retire soon? This class looks at the biggest questions people have as they approach retirement. We will explore key concerns such as inflation, healthcare expenses, Social Security, 401 (k) options and market volatility as well as ways to prepare in advance for things that may not go as expected. Instructor: Jack Reed

Thursday, March 2 6:30-7:30 pm #5622-W17 1 session - $12 South Saint Paul High School, SSP

Tuesday, March 14 7-9 pm #5603-W17 1 session - $12 South Saint Paul High School, SSP

Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It: Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options

Healthcare and Your Retirement

Did you change jobs? How to handle your 401K, pension or other employer-sponsored retirement plan when you leave your job is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. Knowing your options when you leave your job can help you make the right choice for your retirement savings. Instructor: Heidi Olson

The increasing cost of health care is a growing concern for current and future retirees. In fact, 25 years ago, retirees spent almost twice as much on food as on health care; now the amounts are nearly equal. We will discuss: Medicare coverage and the traditional medical expenses, Long-term medical care expenses and Strategies for addressing uncovered expenses. (Source: The Federal Reserve and Edward Jones estimates). Instructor: Stacey Bartelson

Tuesday, March 7 6:30-7:30 pm #5640-W17 1 session - $12 South Saint Paul High School, SSP

Tuesday, March 21 #6607-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

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Adult Enrichment Social Security: Your Questions Answered

Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it's important to understand your options and the affect your decisions have on your retirement. We will discuss: How does Social Security fit into my retirement plan? When should I start taking benefits? And what about taxes? Instructor: Stacey Bartelson Tuesday, March 21 #6606-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-7 pm 1 session - $12

Shifting Gears: Considerations & Strategies for Pre-retirees

In the course we will discuss the impact inflation, healthcare expenses, life expectancy and taxes can have on your retirement. We will provide strategies to improve your retirement outlook by discussing ways to maximize your Social Security benefits secure your retirement income and leave a legacy to your heirs. Instructor: Tom Zubrod Tuesday, March 21 #6604-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Ever considered becoming a landlord or investing in real estate but needed more information? Learn about opportunities in today's Twin Cities marketplace, how to analyze property, tax considerations, and things to put in a lease. We review all aspects of becoming a landlord from buying, selling and renting. Instructor: John Mazzara 7-9 pm 1 session - $12

Inside look Tom Zubrod

Keeping the Cabin, Business or Farm in the Family

You loved going to the cabin every summer while working in the family business or on the farm growing up! Now it's time to decide what to do with it and division of the estate can lead to bitter battles between siblings and impact relationships forever. Learn how to keep your cabin, business or farm in the family without creating a family conflict. We will discuss ways to ensure your children receive equal inheritance, the impact of taxes and how to properly position your assets for the next generation. Instructor: Tom Zubrod Tuesday, April 11 #5614-W17 South St. Paul High School, SSP

A stack of dollar bills one mile high would be worth 14.5 million dollars.

6:30-8 pm 1 session - $12

How to Win with Investment Properties

Monday, April 10 #6620-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

FUN FACT!

As a financial professional, with the Principal Financial Group,. Tom Zubrod works with businesses, families, and individuals to help them achieve their financial goals.

6:30-8 pm 1 session - $12

How to Get into College and Pay for it Without Unmanageable Debt

College costs are escalating rapidly and are one of the largest investments your family will make. Understand the mistakes that families make that result in a poor academic decision that can cost you thousands of dollars. You will learn what college actually costs and how to reduce your costs. Class will cover: common mistakes families make in selecting college, how to prevent these mistakes, myths about college aid, how the FASFA works, how to get grants from the college. Planning ahead and developing a personalized strategy in the college selection process is critical in selecting the right college and reducing costs and avoiding unmanageable debt. Instructor: Alan Weinblatt Tuesday, April 25 #5632-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

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WELLNESS Adult Enrichment Gut Reaction: Restore Digestive Health Through Nutrition

Do you suffer from heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation or diarrhea? Do you have an autoimmune disorder, depression, or out-of control sugar or bread cravings? Proper gut health is key to resolving these issues. Come learn how to combat these issues with us at this special class. Instructor: Nutritional Weight & Wellness Thursday, Jan. 26 #6818-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8 pm 1 session - $30

Abdominal Strengtheners That Won’t Stress Your Back or Neck In this workshop we will: strengthen ab muscles and reshape the waistline, regain control of abdominal muscles that have been cut from surgery, relieve lower back discomfort, learn anywhere/anytime exercises that fit into even the busiest of schedules and nutritional concerns. We'll do all of this without getting on the floor! Don't waste time with traditional crunches. Instructor: Janice Novak Tuesday, Feb. 7 #6820-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-7:30 pm 1 session - $30

Hands-On Healing Energy

Learn how you can harness and channel energy from the earth and the universe to help people who are in pain or need extra energy to heal an illness or other difficulty. You will have ample opportunities to experience and try a number of healing techniques including faith based healing, angel healing, sound healing, Reiki, and other methodologies. You will leave the first class with the tools to do energy work on friends or family. Instructor: Connye Lacombe Thursdays, Feb. 16 - March 9 #6909-W17 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Stressed Out? High Anxiety? Real Food’s The Answer

Stress takes a tremendous toll on your health. Good nutrition protects you from many stress related conditions including heart disease, pain & inflammation, depression, compromised immune system and memory & sleep problems. Learn how eating real food in balance can help you manage stress and anxiety. The foods you eat are your best defense! Instructor: Janice Novak Monday, Feb. 27 #5818-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

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Thyroid Things You Need to Know

In this workshop, we'll discuss: how thyroid function can make any illness worse; the 5 things that need to be measured; why the #1 thyroid replacement may not be helping you; connection between thyroid and fibromyalgia; foods and thyroid function; misunderstood rules about thyroid medication; environmental triggers and info you need to discuss with your doctor.This workshop is a source of information only and should be no means be considered a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional. Instructor: Janice Novak Wednesday, March 8 #5818-W17 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-8 pm 1 session - $30

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6-7:30 pm 1 session - $30


WELLNESS Adult Enrichment Hypnosis to Lose Weight or Stop Smoking

All lasting behavioral changes must occur at an unconscious level. With hypnosis, you can make that change! The experience is relaxing and you are fully aware, conscious and in control at all times. Dress comfortably and bring a pillow or blanket for added comfort. Stop cravings for sweets, chocolate, bread, pastries, salty and greasy foods. Stop snacking and overeating. Stop smoking. Get motivated to exercise! Instructor: Mary Fischer Tuesday, March 14 6-9 pm #5808-W17 1 session - $60 South St. Paul High School, SSP

Learn to Brew Your Own Kombucha

This class includes instruction on how to brew your own great tasting Kombucha at home. Learn the first fermentation process, and learn the nuances of the second fermentation and confidently add your own flavors to bring a unique taste and sparkling effervescence to each bottle. Take home a Study Guide with simple instructions plus a starter culture to begin your Kombucha adventure right away. This is a fun, interactive class that includes samplings of several different varieties of kombucha. Instructor: Bryan Bertsch Wednesday, March 15 6:30-8 pm #6814-W17 1 session - $35 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Level 2: Hands-on Healing Energy

Mood Management with Aroma Therapy: How Emotions Affect Health

Build on the skills learned in the first Hands-on Healing Energy Class in this course which goes deeper into advanced healing methodology. This class does not offer certification in any one method of healing, but offers more advanced skills in a variety of modalities. No class on April 6. Instructor: Connye Lacombe

Find out how your emotional well being affects your health in this mood management class. Come learn about the power our emotions can have on our health.You will learn some simple yet effective ways to use essential oils and positive affirmations to manage your emotions and feel more balanced, less stressed and experience many other health benefits. Instructor: Valerie Klotz

Thursdays, March 30-April 27 6-8 pm #6908-W17 4 sessions - $75 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Tuesday, March 21 6:30-8pm #6812-W17 1 session - $22 Henry Sibley High School, MH

First Aid & CPR/AED Training

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age- adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Instructor: Deb Gutzman Saturday, April 1 9 am-2 pm #5208-W17 1 session - $80 Central Square Community Center, SSP www.tridistrictce.org

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TAX INFO & DRIVER SAFETY

Class Locations Central Square Community Center

100 Seventh Ave N South St Paul, MN 55075

IGH VMCC

Veterans Memorial Community Center

8055 Barbara Ave E Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077

IGH Middle School

8167 Cahill Ave Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077

INCOME TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE

Volunteer income tax preparers will be doing tax returns free of charge. These tax counselors are trained to assist with BASIC tax forms and problems, therefore, Tax Assistance will be provided to seniors who are 55 years or older and who are low income. Tax service will be provided only for uncomplicated income and property taxes (including rent rebates). Tax assistance guidelines are as follows:

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

• MANDATORY your 2015 tax return. • MANDATORY your Social Security card and Photo ID • Copies of your W-2’s, 1099 Forms, and proof of other income received by you/your spouse. • If you are a RENTER, bring your certificate of rent paid signed by landlord. • If you are a HOMEOWNER, bring a copy of your 2017 property tax statement, mailed to you in March.

Appointments are required.

Appointments will be taken beginning January 9, 2017. Space is limited, so please call early for an appointment. You must make your tax assistance  appointment through the: South St. Paul Senior Center 651­-306­-6200 Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m –12 p.m Thompson Park Activity Center 651­-403-­8300 Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m –2 p.m

Driver Safety Courses These driver improvement courses are taught by MN HWY Safety and Research Center trained instructors. The class will explore changes in laws, the latest vehicle technology and provide you with easy to use defensive driving tips. In addition, we will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. Course completion allows for a 10% reduction on automobile insurance premiums for those age 55 and over. An eight hour course is initially required, followed by a four hour refresher class every three years. All driver improvement courses must be refreshed every three years to keep the discount in force. No written or behind-the-wheel tests will be given. Please bring your driver’s license and a pen to class.

Registration required: call 1-888-234-1294 or visit www.mnsafetycenter.org

Thompson Park Activity Center TPAC 1200 Stassen Lane West St. Paul, MN 55118

South St. Paul Central Square

Four Hour Refresher Course - $22 Jan. 20 Jan. 23 Feb. 3 March 27 April 10 April 28

9 am-1 pm 9 am-1 pm 9 am-1 pm 9 am-1 pm 9 am-1 pm 5:30 pm-9:30 pm

Initial Eight Hour Refresher Course - $26 Jan. 9 & 11 March 6 & 8 May 8 & 10

5:30-9:30 pm 5:30-9:30 pm 5:30-9:30 pm

Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Center Four Hour Refresher Course - $22 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Tuesday, Feb. 14

1-5 pm 1-5 pm

Tuesday, March 14 Tuesday, April 11

1-5 pm 1-5 pm

Thompson Park Activity Center, West St. Paul Four Hour Refresher Courses - $22 Thursday, Jan. 5 Thursday, Jan. 19 Thursday. Jan. 19 Tuesday, Jan. 31 Monday, Feb. 27 Tuesday, Feb. 28 Monday, Mar. 20 Monday, Apr. 3

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Additional Four Hour Refresher Courses - $22 Monday, Apr. 24 Thursday, May 4 Thursday, May 4

12-4 pm 12-4 pm 5-9 pm

Initial Eight Hour Courses: (made up of two 4 hour classes) $26 Wed., Jan. 11 (Part I) 12-4 pm Thurs., Jan. 12 (Part II) 12-4 pm


OLDER ADULT South St. Paul

SOUTH ST. PAUL SENIOR CENTER

Senior Center

Senior Fitness Classes:

Central Square offers a variety of fitness classes geared for older adults. We accept Silver and Fit® and Silver Sneaker® memberships. For more information about fitness classes or fitness memberships contact CSCC at 651-366-6200. Senior Aqua Interval – Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays Silver Sneakers Classic – Tuesday/Thursday Yoga Stretch – Mondays/Wednesdays Senior Circuit – Fridays Monthly Fees: 1 day/week classes: $10 members $12 non-members 2 days/week classes: $16 members $18 non-members Drop in Fee: $3.50 Members / $4.00 Non-Members

Senior Aqua Interval Class at Central Square Community Center

About the Senior Center

The South St. Paul Senior Center promotes and provides opportunities in the areas of socialization, recreation, education and health to residents age 55 and up. For information on these and other Senior Center programs, call 651-306-3690. The Senior Center is located in Central Square Community Center, 100 Seventh Ave. N. in South St. Paul.

Additional Services:

Happy Feet Foot Service Legal Services – The Senior Law Project Senior Linkage – Health Insurance for Medicare Recipients Recreational Swim – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings

Save the date! Spring Fashion Show April 18th 11 am

Let’s go to the Movies!

On the second Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. the SSP Senior Center shows a new release movie. For just $1.00 you can watch a large screen movie, and enjoy ice cream and popcorn. Classic Movies: Join us on the third Tuesday of each month for a stroll down memory lane. Movies are shown on a big screen at 1 p.m. Popcorn and Ice Cream are provided, donations are appreciated.

The Little Gift Shop

The Little Gift Shop located at the Central Square Community Center offers a wide selection of handcrafted items made by seniors and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Senior Crafters and volunteers are needed and welcome!

Become a Member For Only $10/Year

Receive an annual membership card and monthly “Active Times” newsletter by signing up at the SSP Senior Center front desk at Central Square, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. www.tridistrictce.org

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Central Square Community Center 100 Seventh Ave. N, SSP 651-366-6200 Alyssa Kellas Senior Coordinator akellas@sspmn.org Senior Center Hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday - Friday Cribbage Mons., Thurs. - 12:30 p.m. Woodcarvers Tuesdays - 9 a.m. Penny Bingo 1st & 3rd Mondays - 1 p.m. Wii Bowling Tuesdays - 12:30 p.m.

Reading Buddies Needed

Lincoln Center is looking for committed adult Reading Buddies that are able to come in and read with a 3rd grader on Tuesday and/ or Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:15 am. Call Kris Thompson 651-457-9426.

Taking a class or going to a TriDistrict event? Share your experience by using #lifelonglearning on Facebook!

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INVER GROVE HEIGHTS SENIOR CENTER

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT

Same Great Center...a few great changes

Inver Grove Heights Community Center

The Inver Grove Heights City Council and School District #199 School Board approved a 55+ Adult Services agreement. This agreement will allow the City and School District to share a full-time Recreation Coordinator position that will work with older adults and the senior club for 25 hours a week in providing quality and innovative programming. Starting January 3, 2017, the new coordinator will support all of the activities and events of the senior center as well as expand programming into new areas. The staff person will be a City employee and will be overseen by the Parks and Recreation Department. Questions? Please contact Tracy Petersen, Recreation Superintendent City of Inver Grove Heights, at 651-450-2588, tpetersen@invergroveheights.org or Dr. Bernadette Mackenzie, Director Tridistrict Community Education, 651-306-7867, bmackenzie@tridistrictce.org.

Hiking

Winter Organization Meeting

Veterans Memorial Community Center 8055 Barbara Ave East Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 651-450-2469 Senior Center Hours 8 am-4 pm Monday-Friday

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Wednesday, March 8, 10 am, Drop in

Join the IGH Senior Club and Save

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Wednesday, January 18, 10 am, Drop in

Join the Inver Grove Heights Senior Club and save money on activities and special events sponsored by the club. Your club membership entitles you to a discount on specific catered lunches and entertainment. You also support the Club and its work. The Club plans lunches, set up and decorates, hires entertainment, buys coffee and treats for cards, and offers many other amenities for the Center. Membership for 2017 is $8, beginning Jan. 1. Call the Park and Rec office 651-450-2585 to join.

IGH SENIOR CLUB Events

Monday, Jan. 16 - BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, chips, a sweet and coffee $4 for members, $5 for non-members BINGO: $1 a card Monday, Feb. 20 - Club meeting, speaker about Defibrillators and dessert

The Paul and John Show with Lunch From swing to rock: Dixieland, Country Western a little latin and of course the hits of the Big Band era. You'll swing and sway to the tunes of Tommy Dorsey, Russ Morgan and old blue eyes himself..Frank Sinatra. Includes catered lunch.

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Monday, March 20 12pm $13 for members, $15 for non-members Sponsored by the IGH Senior Club

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Indoor Open Pickleball

Free for Grove members/$3 non members or purchase a ten -time punch card for $25 Call the Park and Rec office 651-450-2585 to join. Monday/Wednesdays/Fridays Jan 2-May 31 1:30-3 pm

History Book Club

Jan. 23 Selection, John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, Paul Maccabee. Selections will be chosen for winter and spring. Monday January 23, 10 am - Drop in

Indoor Walking

Veterans Memorial Community Center will be open for indoor walking. The one-time $5 fee includes a walking button that must be worn while walking and is good through the spring of 2017. The indoor walking times are Monday through Friday from 7 am to 2 pm in the West Rink. Walking buttons may be purchased in person at the IGH Park/Rec office.


SIMLEY PERFORMING ARTS 2990 80th Street East, Inver Grove Heights(Simley High School) No Registration required

S.P.A.R by Stephen Gregg

Re-nata and Maria have questions about their future. Who doesn't? But when Renata convinces Maria to hold a séance, the girls get more than they bargained for. They conjure up a mysterious figure who answers their questions but also tells them how he knows the answers: they're fictional. Renata and Maria are characters in a play called S.P.A.R., a play written by the mysterious man. He proves he's their maker by predicting the future, twisting reality and finally showing them the audience. Renata's not happy about being in S.P.A.R. The play becomes a contest of wills between author and character. But it's not a fair fight: after all, he has the script. And when Renata tries to enlist the audience's help, the author proves that the audience is fictional as well!

Simley Theatre’s Spring Musical “Anything Goes”

Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-incrime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good oldfashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. Directed by Lon Church, Technical Direction by James Davis Senior Preview Wednesday, April 26th at 3:30 pm

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT Inver Grove Heights Community Center

How Do You Get the “Scoop”? If you would like to receive the Scoop in the mail, please call the Inver Grove Heights Park and Rec department 651 450 2585, there is a $4 fee.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

No Registration required - Free

Weekly 500 Cards Mondays, 1 pm

Senior Citizen/Staff Preview Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 3:30 pm Senior Preview, refreshments at intermission

Social Bridge Wednesdays, 12:30 pm

Happy Feet Foot Services

Cribbage Thursdays, 10:30 am

During a scheduled half-hour appointment, a nurse provides a foot soak, nail trimming, foot massage, corn and callus trimming and ingrown nail treatment.

Euchre Thursdays, 1pm

Fourth Tuesday of every month - $38 For an appointment call 763-560-5136

Save the Date TAYLOR MARIE's Fashions

Ninth Annual Fashion Show with lunch Friday, May 19 $15 Registration Deadline Friday, April 28 Call Park and Rec-651-450-2585

Monthly History Book Club Fourth Monday, 10 am Book Discussion Group Second Tuesday, 1 pm Penny Bingo Third Tuesday, 1 pm

ARTS and CRAFTS Fair

FREE

Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 am-2 pm Veterans Memorial Community Center National Guard Gymnasium

Penny Bingo

Wednesday, April 26, 9 am-12 pm Veterans Memorial Community Center

Easy peasy Penny Bingo doesn't use a bingo card but regular playing cards. The dealer calls a card one at a time and whoever gets rid of their cards, BINGOS! It's the cheapest good time you’ll ever have. Bring your pennies and a smile and you'll be guaranteed a great time.

There will be Booths on fitness, wellness, housing and finances

Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18 1-3 pm Third Tuesday of the Month Drop-in - Free

Healthy Active Aging Fair

FREE

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Thompson Park Activity Center (TPAC) 1200 Stassen Lane West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-403-8300

Registration Online: tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com By phone: 651-403-8300 By mail or in person: 1200 Stassen Lane West St. Paul, MN 55118

E-News

Sign up for email updates about Thompson Park Activity Center at tridistrictce.org

Scholarships

Partial scholarships for some classes may be available. For more information, please call 651-403-8302.

Opportunities to Volunteer Call TPAC for more info at 651-403-8300. Events Committee Diversity Outreach Umbrella Project TPAC Garden Club Front Desk

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THOMPSON PARK ACTIVITY CENTER SPECIAL EVENTS Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban missile crisis was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other side. The crisis is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict. Get an in-depth look at the players and calculated moves made as the drama unfolded. This seminar is presented by Dan Hartman, who spent his career as a college professor in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Wednesday, Jan. 25 #1359-W17 Register by Wednesday, Jan. 18

1 pm $10.00

Join others in a fun and casual piano sing-along. Refreshments provided. Tuesdays, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 $1 donation appreciated.

"Misdiagnosed: My Thirty-Year Struggle with a Debilitating Disorder I Never Had"

Jean Abbott will share her story of going from wheels to heels! As a young child, she was misdiagnosed with a form of Cerebral Palsy. Thirty-three years later she was correctly diagnosed. Now she enjoys all the adventures of her new life, but wouldn't change the journey that brought her to where she is today. Recently featured on the Today Show, you will find her story encouraging and inspirational. Ms. Abbott will sell and sign her book following the presentation. Wednesday, Feb. 8 #1356-W17 Register by Wednesday, Feb. 1

Piano Sing-Along

1-2 pm $7

Irish Bluegrass with Dale Martell

Dale plays a variety of musical instruments including guitar, mandolin and fiddle. His songs range from bluegrass to jazz standards, old time country classics to folk, blues and rock. In 1994 he began playing guitar solos in the Beach Boys show on a regular basis. From 1994 through 1997 he toured with Mike Love, lead singer of the Beach Boys, on lead guitar and vocals. Wednesday, March 15 1 pm #1357-W17 $7 includes dessert Register by Tuesday, March 7

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1:30-2:30 pm

Great Upper Midwest White Pine Fires This seminar, presented by Dan Hartman, will look at a number of fires in Minnesota and Wisconsin from 1870 to 1920. These are the great fires caused by the logging of the white pine. Interesting stories will amaze you as we uncover facts such as temperatures rising to 2,000°F, causing the wheels of railroad cars to fuse with the rails, the city of Virginia was almost wiped out in 60 minutes as 125 buildings were reduced to ashes. These and many more interesting facts will be presented. Wednesday, March 22 1 pm #1360-W17 $10.00 Register by Wednesday, Mar. 15


TPAC LEARNING & DISCUSSION ACTIVITIES British History Tuesdays #1116

1:30-3:30 pm $8 per session

Jan. 10 - Sacred Sites Celtic to Roman - There are numerous sites that are sacred to the Celtics and early Christian religions. From pagan sites to sites sacred to the Romans, we will visit them and try to understand their significance. Feb. 14 - Sacred Sites Roman to the Reformation - From Roman sacred sights to the sites of destruction in the British Reformation, we will look at the sacred sites of a time long gone. March 14 - Short course in Ireland’s History A very short, two hour tour of Ireland and its history, should be just enough to whet your appetite for your summer vacation. April 11 - Charles Dickens life and times Charles Dickens and 1900s London will provide an interesting background. We’ll look at the elements that provided ideas and locations for the great writer.

TED TALKS Discussion

(Technology, Entertainment and Design) The first 20 minutes is spent watching a popular pre-selected TED TALK Video. Next, our facilitator, Tom Johnson, will lead a discussion by posing a few questions to get the conversation started and the group will do the rest. Topics and speakers are announced ahead of time via bulletin board and the TPAC e-newsletter.

Climate Change and Weather— Oh, Oh, Look Out!

According to almost all scientists, climate change and corresponding weather events are both the result of man's pollution of our earth. However, the most important people in our new government deny this relationship. We’ll look at both these phenomena and try to decide which is correct and is there anything we can do about either one. Presenter Gary Gray

Friday, Feb. 10 #1162-W17 Register by Friday, Feb. 3

10 am $5

The Titanic

What Really Caused The Titanic To Sink In Less Than Three Hours? What were the decisions made that led to the loss of over 1,500 lives? Using the tools of modern science, a forensics type investigation has identified the main culprits in this tragedy, an enthralling tale of human error, arrogance and ignorance. Presenter Gary Gray

OLDER ADULT

Thompson Park South St. Paul Activity Center Senior Center (TPAC)

TPAC Hours

9 am - 4 pm, Mon-Fri

TPAC will be closed:

Jan. 2, 16, Feb. 20, April 3-7

Weekly Activities Technology Learning Center Mon. & Wed. 9-11 am Mon. 12:30-2:30 pm Scrabble Mon. 9:30 am Knitting/Crocheting Club Mon. 1 pm Home Before Dark Back in Spring

Friday, April 14 #1363-W17 Register by Friday, April 7

10 am $5

3x3 Fitness Tues. 9:15 am/Thur. 9:30 am Seasoned Watercolor Tues. 9:30-12 pm / $2

Third Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18 $1 donation at the door. No registration needed

Duplicate Bridge Wed. 9-12:30 pm / $8

Heritage Society Lunch & Learn Series A Partnership of DARTS and Thompson Park Activity Center (TPAC)

Wednesday Walkers Return in Spring

Watercolor Wed. 1-3 pm/please register Line Dancing Thurs. 9 am / $2

January 17, 2017 - Understanding the Technology World

Tips and strategies on using computers and smartphones in daily life. Location: TPAC | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Attendance Fee $5 (Lunch included)

February 21, 2017 - EVERYONE Needs a Will!

Learn how to set up a will or trust and what probate means. Location: DARTS | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Attendance Fee $5 (Lunch included)

Registration Required:

DARTS

1645 Marthaler Lane West St. Paul, MN 651-455-1560 laura.dunn@darts1.org or

March 21, 2017 - Power of Attorney & Healthcare Decisions

Learn what your rights are and how to make important final decisions. Location: DARTS | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Attendance Fee $5 (Lunch included)

April 18, 2017 - Does the Thought of Moving Overwhelm You? Tips and strategies on downsizing, sorting, packing, eliminating clutter. Location: TPAC | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Attendance Fee $5 (Lunch included)

TPAC

1200 Stassen Lane, West St Paul, MN 651-403-8300 www.tridistrict.thats communityed.com

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Mah Jongg Thurs. 1-3 pm Lessons 1st Thurs. each month. 2nd through 4th Thurs. no lessons. Open Bridge Fri. 12:30-3 pm / 50 cents 500 Club Fri. 1-3 pm / 50 cents 500 for Fun Fri. 1-3 pm / 50 cents

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LEGAL CLASSES

PAINTING CLASSES

John Trojack, Attorney at Law

Beginning Watercolor

Join TPAC’s instructor John Trojack for valuable information in planning your future. Mondays 10-11 am #1233

The Process of Probate

Ongoing Activities Breakfast for the Brain

1st & 3rd Fri., 10-11:30 am

Great Decisions

2nd Mon., 1:30-3:30 pm

Red Hot Peppers 1st Tue., 10:30 am

Mystery Book Club 2nd Tues., 10:30 am

Dementia Support Group 4th Tues., 10:30-12 pm

Book Ends

(Wentworth Library) 4th Tues., 10:15 am

TED Talks

3rd Tues., 1-2:30 pm $1 donation

Discover Group

3rd Wed., 10 am/$1

Lemonade & Colored Pencils 3rd Wed., 1:15 pm/$2

Caregiver Support 2nd Wed., 1:30 pm

Cooking Capers 3rd Thur., 11 am

Out & About

4th Fri., 9:30 am

TPAC Birders

call for information 651-403-8300.

Penny Bingo

Easy peasy Penny Bingo doesn't use a bingo card but regular playing cards. The dealer calls a card one at a time and whoever gets rid of their cards, BINGOS! It's the cheapest good time you’ll ever have. Bring your pennies and a smile and you'll be guaranteed a great time. 2nd Tuesday 1-3 pm Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 Third Tuesday of the Month Drop-in - 50 cent donation

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Monday, Jan. 23

10-11 am $5

What is a Living Probate Monday, Jan. 30

10-11 am $5

Executors and Personal Representatives

Have you been asked to be a Personal Representative (Executor) for a Will or to be a Successor Trustee on a Trust? Monday, Feb. 6 10-11 am $5

Estate Planning Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make Monday, April 17

Introduction to the joys of painting with watercolor. Learn fundamental watercolor skills and much more! Materials not included. A materials list will be emailed upon registration. Tuesdays #1302

1:30-3:30 pm Drop-in $25

Jan. 10-31 Feb. 7-28 March 7-26 April 11-25

4 sessions - $50 4 sessions - $50 4 sessions - $50 3 sessions - $37.50

Watercolor

Wednesdays, 1-3 pm To register, call 651-403-8300

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10-11 am $5

Estate Planning Checklist Monday, April 24

10-11 am $5

TECHNOLOGY Senior Surf Day

You are invited to a session on learning to use a computer and surf the Internet! • Type in a web address and navigate pages. • Determine if a website is secure. • Use search engines to get information. • Access Internet sites. • Get familiar with a computer (mouse, keyboard and desktop). Senior Surf Day is sponsored by the Minnesota Board on Aging. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Monday, April 17 #1225-W17

Please register by Feb. 14.

1-3 pm 2-4 pm 1 session - $5

Free Technology Support at TPAC’s Tech. Learning Center

1:1 Computer, Smartphone and Tablet Mentoring. No appointment needed. Bring your own laptop/phone/tablet or use one of our computers. Our mentors will individually help you with your questions. Learn computer basics to more advanced skills. Our older adult mentors speak your language and are very patient and friendly using hands-on teaching methods. Monday Mornings Monday Afternoons Wednesday Mornings

9-11 am 12:30-2:30 pm 9-11 am

Smartphone Smart for Beginners

Pinterest

Organize images, recipes, quotes and other interests you find on the Internet on your own virtual pinboard! This class will navigate you through the world of Pinterest. We will begin with what Pinterest is and then begin to create our own boards, learn how to pin, "like" other pins, message and much more! Please create your Pinterest account before coming to class on your own or come 30 minutes early to learn how to create an account and download this app. Instructor: Carole Scott, Alive & Clicking

Today’s phone multitasks as a GPS, camera, music and game player, video and voice recorder, e-book reader, note taker, translator, calendar, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, weather forecaster, flashlight, remote control, and so much more! Gain tips and tricks to get the most from your device. If you have a smartphone, please bring it with you - Androids and iPhones welcome. While all are welcome, this class is tailored to the new user. Instructor: Carole Scott, Alive & Clicking

Tuesday, Feb. 28 #1358-W17 Register by Tuesday, Feb. 21

Tuesday, March 21 #1342-W17 Register by Tuesday, Mar. 14

9:30-11:30 am 1 session - $19

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9:30-11:30 am 1 session - $19


TPAC FITNESS & HEALTHY LIVING CLASSES Fitness and Balance for Life

A combination of yoga and Tai Chi that focuses on range of motion and balance. Participant chooses chair or standing position. No floor exercise. Instructor: Phyllis Cooper Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am Jan. 5-Feb. 23 March 2-April 27 No class April 6

#1317-W17 8 sessions - $56 8 sessions - $56

Brain Fitness

- Tips, tricks and games to keep our minds active as we age. - Fun give-away items and prizes. - Healthy brain-power snacks. Sponsored by Brookdale Living. 2nd Monday of each month 12-1 pm New dates: Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10

No registration needed. $.50 donation

Registration required.

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Thompson Park South St. Paul Activity Center Senior Center (TPAC)

Mendota Heights Active Adults Coming soon! Look for an email containing a new logo and newsletter in January 2017. The Mendota Heights Active Adult Programming agencies are planning a number of activities that will be kicking off in January. We are also looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with activities or sharing ideas for programming. Contact Lisa Grathen at 651-403-8302 if interested. To receive our monthly e-newsletter, call 651-403-8300

On-going Activities

Crafting for a Cause Help Meals on Wheels by joining with us to decorate paper bags. We start with plain white bags and turn them into warm wished for neighbors receiving their "Meals on Wheels". No RSVP necessary, all are welcome. Supplies provided.

Balance and Brains

A one hour class designed for the unique needs of older adults desiring to remain active, agile and mentally sharp. Each class will consist of: strength training, cardiovascular exercise, balance, and brain training games. Exercises aim to improve balance and strength and improve memory, reasoning, and problem solving skills. Please bring your own exercise mat or towel or choose to use a chair. Space is limited so register early. Instructor: Angela Croisant Fridays, 9:30-10:30 am Jan. 6-Feb. 24 March 3-April 28 No class March 31 and April 7

#1332-W17 8 sessions - $56 7 sessions - $49

"Breaking Barriers: The Daunting Doctor, Impossible Insurance & Fretting Family"

Learn 10 Tips to navigate your health care more effectively. Topics include: Preparing for your appointments; Making your doctor work for you; What is a patient advocate and why you need one; Making headway with the insurance company; Managing your family and friends during a health crisis. 1.5 hour seminar. Instructor: Angela Croisant Monday, March 20 #1361-W17 Register by Tuesday, March 14

Crafting Schedule: 11 am- 12 pm Jan. 9 , Feb. 13, March 20, April 17 Mendota Elementary

Health & Nutrition Forum

This class was created specifically for TPAC people who care about their health. You will be inspired and motivated! Join Angela Croisant from TPAC’s popular “Balance and Brains” class to discover new ways to improve your health and life. Class will consist of a 25 minute audio presentation, followed by an engaging discussion around health and nutrition information that will surprise you! 4th Friday of each month 10:45-11:45 am #1364-W17 $4 per class Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28 Registration required

9:30-11 am $15 www.tridistrictce.org

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Book Club 3rd Wed 10-11:30 am Mendota Elementary Call Murray for information on the groups next reading titles at 651554-6805. Brought to you by: Tridistrict Community Education Dakota County Libraries City of Mendota Heights Dakota County Communities for a Lifetime Mendota Elementary

Seeking Donation

Thompson Park Activity Center is seeking a donation of a (slightly used or new) full-size refrigerator for our center. Please call Lisa Grathen at 651-403-8302.

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Thompson Park Activity Center (TPAC)

Registration Online: tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com By phone: 651-403-8300 By mail or in person: 1200 Stassen Lane West St. Paul, MN 55118

E-News

TRIPS & TOURS TRAVEL SHOW

ALL TRIPS INCLUDE • Roundtrip Airfare from MSP / Airport Greeting • Quality Accommodations in Great Locations • Baggage Handling at Hotels • Professional Tour Manager & Local Guides • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation • Daily Breakfast & Many Quality Meals

Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Join Thompson Park Activity Center and Landmark Tours for a presentation of several 2017 travel opportunities. If you can’t attend the show, call for a catalog: 651-490-5408

Thompson Park Activity Center

In Partnership With

1200 Stassen Lane West St. Paul, MN 55118

Treasures of the Southeast

New York City

Alaska

April 3 - 9, 2017

May, 4 - 7, 2017

May 28 - June 9, 2017

Savannah, Charleston, & Asheville

Nova Scotia

& The Maritimes

August 19 - 26, 2017

The Big Apple

Autumn in New England Sept 30 - Oct 6, 2017

Land & Sea Adventure

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 11 - 16, 2017

Yellowstone

& The Grand Tetons

May 27 - June 2, 2017

America’s Heritage

Gettysburg & Williamsburg

Oct 17 - 23, 2017

The Pacific Coast

Ft. The Redwood Forest

June 7 - 13, 2017

Acadia Autumn Adventure Oct 9 - 15, 2017

Sign up for email updates about Thompson Park Activity Center at tridistrictce.org

TPAC CLOSED Jan. 2, 16 Feb. 20 Apr. 3-7

Metro Dining Cards

Metro Dining Cards (MDC) will be available at TPAC for $24. MDC consists of about 166 cards that can be used for discounts when you are dining out at a variety of different restaurants. Use the card two or three times and it pays for itself. The cards make great gifts!

Services Free Memory Screening provided by DARTS Call 651-403-8300 Free Legal Services Call 651-224-7301, 9 am-noon Foot Care by Happy Feet Call 763-560-5136

If you can’t attend the show, call for a catalog: 651-490-5408 | or visit www.gowithlandmark.com

Gangster Tour: Experience St Paul in the Roaring 20s & 30s

We will begin our trip by touring the Wabasha Street Caves, where our local gangsters loved to hide out. We will explore the sandstone caves, the Castle Royal, a rambunctious and romantic, depression era nightclub where Big Bands appeared. Next we will board the bus with a costumed gangster as our tour guide and begin our adventure through the streets of St. Paul during its roaring hoodlum heyday on an exploration of Crooks, Crime and Corruption. See sites where the infamous lived, socialized, committed crimes and where many were brought to justice. Drive past the Landmark Center where some of the FBI's most notorious criminals were tried including Ma Barker and her five sons. We will stop for lunch at the Tavern on Grand; please choose your meal when registering: Fried Walleye Basket or Grilled Chicken Breast Basket. Both meals include fries, coleslaw and beverage. We will end our trip with a "drive-by" through the St. Paul Winter Carnival sites. Saturday, Feb. 4 Call TPAC to Register 651-403-8300 Depart TPAC at 9 am / Return 3:15 pm #6919 - $77 includes transportation/tour/lunch Registration Deadline Thursday, Jan. 19

Free Health Insurance Counseling: provided by Metro Area Agency on Aging Call 651-403-8300

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The Church Basement Ladies in "Rise Up, O Men" at Plymouth Playhouse

“Rise Up, O Men” is a brand new show featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement ladies who serve them. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and the benefits of solder versus weld, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen. But that’s what happens when you let roosters in the hen house. Luncheon Menu: Tater tot hotdish, macaroni & cheese, garden salad, jello and assorted bars.

Thursday, March 9 Call TPAC to Register 651-403-8300 Depart TPAC at 10:30 am / Return 4 pm #1889 $66 includes transportation/lunch/show Register by Thursday, Feb. 16


TRIPS & TOURS “Ring of Kerry” at the Saint Cloud Paramount Theatre

First stop will be our lunch at Coyote Moon Grille Restaurant, overlooking the Territory Golf Club, in St. Cloud. Menu: Lunch buffet with a couple of entrees, side dishes, salads, beverage and dessert. Then on to the Paramount Theatre, a turn-of-the-century historic 700 seat theatre that was renovated in 1998, for the performance of “Ring of Kerry”. The phenomenal, exciting St. Paul Irish dancers, Ring of Kerry, are bursting with energy and music that captures the heart of listeners. Five engaging musicians sing and play several instruments. Sounds range from the thunder of the Irish bodhran drum to the sparkle of the hammered dulcimer; from the lilt and rhythm of fiddle and guitar, to the haunting wails of flutes and pennywhistles. The band has developed a blend that is animated, ruggedly beautiful and fun. Friday, March 17 Depart IGH at 9 am/Return 5:30 pm Depart TPAC 9:30 am/Return 5 pm Depart SSP 9:15 am/Return 5:15 pm

$74.00 includes transportation/lunch/play Register by Thursday, Feb. 2

Trips & Tours

TIS Trips & Tours Registration NOTE: WHERE YOU REGISTER IS WHERE YOU BOARD THE BUS.

South St. Paul

SSP Senior Center 100 Seventh Ave N. South St. Paul, MN 55075

“The Savannah Sipping Society” at Old Log Theatre

This quick witted, laugh a minute comedy will have you grinning the same way “Million Dollar Quartet” had you tapping! “The Savannah Sipping Society” is a new play of four unique single Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines. They are drawn together by fate and an impromptu happy hour and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment and, most importantly, to realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. Please state your luncheon choice at time of registration: 1) Beef short ribs, 2) Tilapia, 3) Vegetarian pasta or 4) Boneless chicken breast. Wednesday, April 26 Depart TPAC 10:30 am/Return 5 pm Depart SSP 10:45 am/Return 4:45 pm Depart IGH 11 am/Return 4:30 pm

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$72.00 includes transportation/lunch/show Register by Tuesday, Mar. 21

West St. Paul (TPAC) 1200 Stassen Lane West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-403-8300

Inver Grove Heights

IGH Activity Center 8055 Barbara Ave Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077 651-450-2585 registration form on page 54 and 55 Please arrive and check in 15 minutes before scheduled trip departure. No refunds will be issued after the trip registration deadline. Trips will fill when maximum numbers are reached or at registration deadline. All trips are subject to change until the itinerary is posted.

Please note that mailed registrations may not be guaranteed. Please call your Center to check availability on a trip before mailing in your registration. www.tridistrictce.org

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TIS Trips & Tours

Registration NOTE: WHERE YOU REGISTER IS WHERE YOU BOARD THE BUS.

South St. Paul

TRIPS & TOURS

“Grease” at Chanhassen Theatre

After a decade, "Grease", the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's history, returns to the Main Stage! Fancy a nostalgic evening full of greased-up hair, jukebox jingles and bobby-socks. The most popular, fun-filled musical in the history of Rock ’n’ Roll is packed with explosive energy, vibrant 1950s pop culture and unforgettable tunes: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.” Join Sandy, Danny, those groovy T-Birds, sassy Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High for an affectionate satire of high school life in the '50s. It’s a high-octane Rock ‘n’ Roll party that entertains from start to finish. (Content Statement: The stage production of “Grease” contains mature situations and language.) For lunch, guests can select from a limited menu. Wednesday, May 24 Depart TPAC 10 am/Return 5:15 pm Depart SSP 10:15 am/Return 5 pm Depart IGH 10:30 am/Return 4:45 pm

$79.00 includes transportation/lunch/show Register by Tuesday, April 18

SSP Senior Center 100 Seventh Ave N. South St. Paul, MN 55075

West St. Paul (TPAC) 1200 Stassen Lane West St. Paul, MN 55118 651-403-8300

Inver Grove Heights IGH Activity Center 8055 Barbara Ave Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077 651-450-2585 registration form on page 54 and 55 Please arrive and check in 15 minutes before scheduled trip departure. No refunds will be issued after the trip registration deadline. Trips will fill when maximum numbers are reached or at registration deadline. All trips are subject to change until the itinerary is posted.

Please note that mailed registrations may not be guaranteed. Please call your Center to check availability on a trip before mailing in your registration.

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UFF DAH! A Scandinavian History Tour

First we will meet Ole & Lena. They are costumed character guides from Minnesota’s Scandinavian Past. Next we set out on a riding tour to discover how and why immigrants from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland came as pioneers to St. Paul and Minneapolis. Learn about sites such as the Mindekirken Church and the Norway House. See the famous statue of Leif Erickson and other sights as you learn about the Twin Cities Scandinavian Heritage. We will then drop off Ole & Lena and have lunch at the American Swedish Institute. Menu: Smörgåsbord: Traditional Swedish dishes including meatballs, gravlax, potatoes, rye bread with butter, beet salad, cucumber salad, dessert and beverage. After lunch, we will spend time in the Bokhandel Gift Shop, followed by a guided tour of The Turnblad Mansion and the American Swedish Institute. Step back in time and experience the exquisite 33-room mansion, including detailed wood carvings and sculpted ceilings. Acquire knowledge about the fascinating Turnblad family and the history of early Minneapolis. Tuesday, June 20 Depart TPAC 9:15 am/Return 4:15 pm Depart SSP 9:30 am/Return 4:00 pm Depart IGH 9:45 am/Return 3:45 pm

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$72.00 includes transportation/lunch/tour Register by Tuesday, May 30


Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

For Families with Children Birth through Pre-Kindergarten

EARLY LEARNING

Classes and Activities for You and Your Child

ECFE classes are designed to strengthen families and support children’s healthy growth and development. We know parents are their child’s first and most important teachers and our staff will work with you to meet your parenting needs to build a great relationship for learning. A typical ECFE class includes adult/child interaction time and separation in which parents join their discussion group and children remain in the early childhood classroom to explore with the staff. All teachers are licensed through the Mn. Dept of Education and have a variety of experiences. Most classes offer child care for siblings eight weeks through five years of age who are not enrolled in the class. Join us!

ECFE Home Visits

ECFE is here to support you in parenting, our most important role! Who doesn’t need a helping hand once in awhile especially during pregnancy and with your infant or adopted little one? We can provide HOME VISITS. Get information and tips on YOUR daily needs as well as those of your baby. We will bring out a welcome package, check your baby’s weight and provide information you may need on sleep, baby care and development, community resources, feeding and infant cues. Call us for more information or to schedule a visit. We look forward to seeing you! Inver Grove Heights West St Paul South St Paul 651-457-9418 651-403-8390 651-457-9418

Free Events for You & Your Family!

You are Invited to attend any of these events even if they are not in your school district. Watch for our upcoming brochures for more opportunities.

Little Hearts Pajama Party

Join our Little Hearts Pajama Party for games, crafts and fun. Preregistration is not required. There is no fee, but we will be accepting donations of new pajamas for children in need in our community. this event is sponsored by District 197 Early Learning Advisory Council Saturday, Feb. 4 10-11:30 am Early Learning and Family Resource Center 1970 Christensen Ave., WSP 55118

27th Annual Summer Activities & Safety Fair

Free Baby Drop-In Playtime!

Come and play with your baby and meet other parents and their babies. Find out about community resources. The room will be set up with toys and activities that will encourage your child's development in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. No worries about getting to class on time, just come when you can and stay as long as you like. Fridays, Feb. 3 -Mar. 3 10:30 am-12 pm Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School Thursdays, Feb. 2- May 25 IGH Early Learning Center

10:15-11:15 am

ISD 199 Inver Grove Heights www.joinECFE.org

IGH Early Learning Center 3203 68th St E Inver Grove Heights MN 55076 651-306-7503

SSD 6 South St Paul www.joinECFE.org

SSP Kid Connections 1541 Fifth Avenue South South St. Paul, MN 55075 651-457-9418

ISD 197 West St Paul, Mendota Hts, Eagan www.197earlylearning. tridistrictce.org 1970 Christensen Ave West St Paul, MN 55118 651-403-8353

Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School 1436 Lone Oak Rd Eagan, MN 55121

ECFE Registration & Information

You may attend any of the activities offered even if they are not held in your school district. Register for classes online at www.tridistrictce.org.

Sliding Fees

ECFE tuition is based on a sliding fee scale with payment plans. Limited scholarships are available for preschool.

Thursday, April 6 5:30-7:30 pm Veterans Memorial Community Center National Guard Armory Building 8055 Barbara Ave., IGH www.tridistrictce.org

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EARLY LEARNING

Preschool Opportunities for Your Child Preschool provides an environment that encourages each child to reach optimal social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth. Our preschool environments foster a love of learning through active exploration, discovery and experiences in an engaging learning environment. The curriculum is closely aligned with each district’s kindergarten curriculum.

Three Year-old Preschool

for children who will be three by September 1, 2016

In Three Year-old Preschool, the focus is on developing social skills, exposure to a variety of learning materials and increasing language skills.

Preschool

Inver Grove Heights 651-306-7503

www.IGHpreschool.tridistrictce.org

Salem Hills Elementary 5899 Babcock Trail E, IGH Hilltop Elementary 3201 68th St E, IGH IGH Early Learning Center 3203 68th St E, IGH

PreKindergarten (PreK) classes PreK exposes children to a variety of experiences that promote social skills and enhance learning. Children learn and grow in a structured and playful environment that fosters readiness skills and help them prepare for kindergarten.

IGH 651-306-7503 S St Paul 651-457-9418 W St Paul 651-403-8353

www.SSPpreschool.tridistrictce.org

Tuition

Kaposia Education Center 1225 First Ave S, SSP

To find out what classes are still available for this year, call your district’s Early Learning Office.

NEW 5 Day and All Day Options

Now available in West St. Paul and South St. Paul

LOOK FOR 18 PRESCHOOL -20 17 20 YOUR REGISTRATION INFO IN MAIL IN FEBRUARY

Preschool Registration & Information

South St Paul Lincoln Center 357 Ninth Ave N, SSP

Registration will continue until classes are full.

for children who will be four by September 1, 2016

Register for classes online at www.tridistrictce.org

651-457-9418

Registration for 2016-17 preschool is open

Fees for Preschool are listed in our Early Learning brochures or online at www.tridistrictce.org. Limited scholarships are available.

Join Our Mailing List

If you have a child under the age of five, you should be receiving information on your District’s Early Learning Program and important prekindergarten information. If you are not, please call to ensure that your child is included on the census. IGH 651-306-7503 S St Paul 651-457-9418 W St Paul 651-403-7009

West St Paul, Mendota Hts, Eagan 651-403-8353 197earlylearning.tridistrictce.org

Early Learning and Family Resource Center 1970 Christensen Ave. West St Paul, MN 55118 Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School 1436 Lone Oak Rd Eagan, MN 55121

ECFE Locations & contact info are listed on page 35

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Check Out Our Early Learning Centers

Our Early Learning Centers are designed especially for you and your young child. We have programs for babies through prekindergarten children. Come see all that we have to offer you and your child. ◆◆ Programs & Resources

Join Our Mailing List

◆◆ Special Events ◆◆ ECFE & Preschool Classes

We serve families with children from birth to preK. If you have a child that age and are not receiving our Early Learning brochures in the mail, please call to ensure that your child is included on the census. Once you sign up, we will send you our catalog filled with wonderful activities for you and your child

◆◆ Home Visits

FREE Family Learning Classes

Family Learning classes are offered free of charge to families living in school districts #6, #197 and #199 with children ages birth to kindergarten enrollment. Adults can imrpove reading, writing and parenting skills, while children build schoolreadiness skills through a variety of activities in the early childhood classroom.

IGH S St Paul W St Paul

651-306-7503 651-457-9418 651-403-7009

For more information, contact your district's Early Learning office or view and register for classes online at www.tridistrictce.org

Get ready for school success! Make an appointment for Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is an opportunity for parents and the school staff to prepare for your child's school success. It is a great chance for families to find out about the variety of resources available in the years before Kindergarten. Screening is: - Best completed at 3 1/2 years of age - Free of charge and takes about one hour - Held at your convenience by appointment all through the year. Early morning appointments and later afternoon times available to accommodate your schedule. - Includes a check of vision, hearing, health history, motor and language skills, speech and concept development as well as helping parents access health care services - Mandated by the Department of Education as a requirement for school entrance - Completed by a licensed staff member who does the entire screening and gets to know your child - Information obtained is based on your child's age at the time of screening - Children should be screened in the attendance area (district) in which they live If your child has been screened in another district or at Head Start, please call and let us know. Call for information or to make an appointment: Inver Grove Heights - District 199 - 651-306-7520 South St Paul - District 6 - 651-306-3623 West St Paul, Mendota Hts, Eagan - District 197www.tridistrictce.org - 651-403-8363

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SCHOOL AGE CARE

DISTRICT 197 SCHOOL-AGE CARE West St Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan HOURS:

To register visit

tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com

District 197 School Age Care Information

Need more information regarding programs and fees? Call 651-403-8054 or visit our website at www.197sac.tridistrictce.org

Extra Innings School Age Care

Grades K-4

Extra Innings School-Age Care is a childcare program sponsored by West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Public Schools and TriDistrict Community Education.

Located in:

Garlough Environmental Magnet Mendota Elementary Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet Pilot Knob STEM Magnet Somerset Elementary St Joseph's School

Encore SAC For Grades 5-8

Encore provides a safe and nurturing environment for students where students are able to choose activities such as sports activities, gym time, arts, crafts, billiards and cooking. The students also take part in many community service activities.

SPARTAN KIDS' CARE Inver Grove Heights Schools

Spartan Kids' Care

For additional information please call 651-306-7502. You can also visit us online at www.ighsac.tridistrictce.org

Monday - Friday Mornings: 6:30 am till the start of the school day Afternoons: After school until 6 pm Non-School Days: 6:30 am-6 pm

2016-2017 School Year

Inver Grove Heights School-Age Care is a Community Education program brought to you by TriDistrict Community Education and the Inver Grove Heights District. We strive to provide a quality program that ensures a safe, cooperative, student led environment that serves the diverse needs of the school while striving through continuous improvement to foster the development of our youth as service leaders in the Inver Grove Heights community.

Located in:

Hilltop, Pine Bend and Salem Hills

South St Paul Kids' Choice

HOURS:

Before School: 6:00 a.m. - Start of the school day After School: End of the school day - 6:00 p.m. Non-School Days: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Summer Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

KIDS’ CHOICE PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL-AGE CARE South St Paul Schools

For more information please call 651-306-3631 or visit us online at

Kids’ Choice Preschool Care For 4 year olds

www.sspsac.tridistrictce.org

Full day care is offered on most days when Preschool is not in session. Engaging activities support learning through play and school readiness. Child care fees are in addition to preschool fees. Flexible scheduling is available most days.

Kids’ Choice Preschool Care is offered before and after preschool for children enrolled in the SSP Community PreSchool program.

Kids’ Choice 2016-17 Program

Kids’ Choice is a before, after and non school day program offered at each of the elementary buildings. Kids’ Choice offers a variety of STEM activities, service learning, gym time, outdoor play, computer time and time to work on homework. A healthy afternoon snack is provided. Flexible scheduling is available. Call 651.306.3631 for more information.

Located in:

Kaposia Education Center and Lincoln Center

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Hours:

Monday-Friday Mornings: 6:30 am until start of school day Afternoons: After school until 6 pm Non-School Days: 6:30 am-6 pm


DISTRICT 197 SCHOOL-AGE CARE

Escuelas del Área West St. Paul - Sun Fish Lake - Mendota Heights - Eagan

Extra Innings y Encore

Cuidado para Niños de Edad Escolar en West St. Paul-Mendota HeightsEagan

El programa después de la escuela es hasta las 6 de la tarde y los niños hacen manualidades, obtienen ayuda con la tarea, van al gimnasio, cocinan y se juntan con sus compañeros para compartir un bocadillo.

Ubicado en:

Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet Pilot Knob STEM Magnet Somerset Elementary St. Joseph's School

Cuidado de niños en edad escolar Para horarios y registrarse

El Distrito 197 ofrece cuidado de niños antes y después de la escuela para los grados k-8 a través del programa de Cuidado de Niños. Las horas antes de la escuela son de 6:30 hasta que comienzan las clases e incluye el desayuno.

Garlough Environmental Magnet Mendota Elementary

ESPAÑOL

Horas:

District 197 School Age Care

Para inscribirse: Visite tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com. Para obtener informacion adicional llame al: 651-403-8054

Antes de la Escuela: De 6:30 a.m. hasta el comienzo del día escolar Después de la Escuela: Desde que termina la escuela hasta las 6 p.m. Días que no hay clases: De 6:30 a.m. a 6 p.m.

SPARTAN KIDS' CARE

Inver Grove Heights Schools

Año Escolar de 2016-2017

Spartan Kids’ Care ofrece un programa para cuidar a sus niños antes y después de la escuela. Ofrecemos este programa para los niños de kínder y hasta el quinto grado. En estas sesiones se dá a los niños la libertad de elegir una variedad de actividades: arte, ciencias, gimnasio, computación, lectura y mucho más.

Ubicado en:

Hilltop, Pine Bend y Salem Hills

Horas:

Antes de la Escuela: De 6 a.m. hasta el comienzo del día escolar Después de la Escuela: Desde que termina la escuela hasta las 6 p.m. Días que no hay clases: De 6 a.m. a 6 p.m.

KIDS’ CHOICE PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL-AGE CARE

South St. Paul Schools

Año Escolar de 2016-2017

Kids’ Choice es un programa de alta calidad que promueve un ambiente seguro, cooperativo, comprensivo, divertido y creativo. Además promueve la apreciación personal positiva, de autoestima, trabajo de en equipo y respeto. Para niños en Preescolar de cuatro años y hasta sexto grado.

Ubicado en:

Kaposia Education Center y Lincoln Center

Spartan Kids' Care

Para inscribirse: Visite tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com. Para obtener información adicional llame al: 651-306-7502

Kids' Choice School Age Care

Para inscribirse: Visite tridistrict. thatscommunityed.com. Para obtener informacion adicional llame al: 651-306-3631

Horas:

Antes del día escolar: De 6:30 a.m. hasta el comienzo del día escolar Después del dia escolar: Desde que termina la Escuela hasta las 6 p.m. Días que no hay clases: De 6:30 a.m. a 6 p.m.

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YOUTH TITLE AQUATICS

GROUP LESSIONS Time

Class

Saturdays, February 4 - March 25

Course Number 8 sessions - $70

8:30 am to 9:00 am

Level 1

#7901-W17

9:15 am to 9:45 am

Level 2

#7902-W17

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Preschool 1 Level 5

#7911-W17 #7905-W17

10:45 am to 11:15 am

Tiny Tots Level 4

#7900-W17 #7904-W17

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Preschool 2 Level 3

#7912-W17 #7903-W17

PRIVATE LESSONS Time

Course Number

Saturdays, February 4-25 8:30 am to 9:00 am 9:15 am to 9:45 am

4 sessions - $65

Course Number

Saturdays, March 4 - 25

4 sessions - $65

#7910-W17A

8:30 am to 9:00 am

#7910-W17E

#7910-W17B

9:15 am to 9:45 am

#7910-W17F

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm #7910-W17C #7910-W17D

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm #7910-W17G #7910-W17H

Tiny Tots

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

Preschool Swimmers 1

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

This is a parent/child class for children 6 months to 2 years of age. An adult must accompany each child in the water. Parents and children learn together to increase a child's comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control as well as water safety. Water diapers are required for infants and toddlers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hayley Ball, Aquatics Coordinator at 651-403-8312.

Time

This class is designed for younger preschooler’s ages 2-3 years who are ready to be in the water without a parent. Students will learn basic aquatic skills such as submerging mouth, nose, and eyes in the water, bobbing and kicking as well as to enter and exit the water safely. Parents are not required to be in the water with their child. Water diapers are required for toddlers.

Preschool Swimmers 2

This class is designed for older preschooler’s ages 4-5 years who are ready to be in the water without a parent. Students will learn basic aquatic skills such as fully submerging and holding breath, front and back floats, treading water and water safety. Parents are not required to be in the water with their child.

This class will help students feel comfortable in the water and build a foundation of basic water skills that they will build upon as they go through the “Learn to Swim” program. Students will learn to enter and exit the water safely, bobbing, retrieving submerged objects, front and back glide, back float and arm and leg actions. Children must be at least 5 years of age. Students will improve their skills from level 1 and learn new skills such as jumping into the water, rotary breathing, rolling from front to back, treading water and combined arm and leg action on front and back.

Level 3 - Stroke Development

This class will primarily focus on stroke development in front and back crawl and will be introduced to the elementary back stroke. Skills are taught in both shallow and deep water and students will swim independently over short distances.

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

Students will continue to practice strokes from Level 3 and be introduced to the breaststroke and sidestroke. They will work to build endurance in both shallow and deep water swimming independently under water over medium distances. They will also learn headfirst entries from the side of the pool.

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement and Proficiency

This class provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Students will build endurance to swim greater distances and will learn flip turns and be introduced to the butterfly stroke.

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DRIVER EDUCATION

Email Updates for New Classes

Driver Education Classroom and Behind the Wheel

Our Driver Education program is taught by certified licensed instructors. The state of Minnesota requires anyone under the age of 18 wishing to obtain a MN Driver's License to complete an approved course in driver education. This course must include a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. The classroom includes lecture, class discussion, guest speakers, films, written work from textbooks and written tests. Behind-the-wheel training allows a student to practice driving on public streets and highways with an instructor in a dual-control (two brake) car. The fee is $375. Payment can be made in full at the time of registration or pay $175 at the beginning of class and $200 at the end of the 30 hours prior to the student receiving the 'blue' card.

Simley High School, IGH

Henry Sibley High School, WSP

March 6 - 21 #3300-W17B

Mon-Fri; Feb. 6 - 17 #7302-W17B

April 24 - May 9 #3300-W17C

Mon-Fri; April 17 - 28 #7302-W17C

Monday-Thursday Jan. 30 - Feb 14 #3300-W17A

2:45-5:45 pm

Clases de Manejo si desea más información en español Llame al 651-306-7870

Point of Impact

Monday-Friday 3:15-6:30 pm Mon-Fri; Jan. 9 - 23 (No class Jan. 16) #7302-F17A

Monday-Thursday 2:45-5:45 pm Jan. 30 - Feb 15 (No Class Feb. 9) #4300-W17A March 20 - April 5 #4300-W17B April 17 - May 3 #4300-W17C

Point of Impact Parent Class

Parents are invited to attend the Point of Impact, Teen Driver Safety Awareness Program. This course is FREE to parents. The goal of this program is to reduce the number if crashes, injuries and deaths involving novice teen drivers by increasing parent awareness of teen driver safety issues and enhancing parental involvement in developing safer teen drivers. You do not need to pre-register for this class. Parents who attend can reduce the required 60 hours of behind the wheel driving time to 50 hours. Students do not have to attend. 7pm

Henry Sibley Tuesday, April 25

7pm

www.tridistrictce.org

Drivers Ed Parent Class

Parents are invited to attend the Point of Impact, Teen Driver Safety Awareness Program.

South St. Paul High School, SSP

South St. Paul Tuesday, Feb. 7

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The goal of this program is to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths involving novice teen drivers by increasing parent awareness of teen driver safety issues and enhancing parental involvement in developing safer teen drivers. No Scholarships offered for Drivers Ed Classes

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YOUTH TITLE Enrichment Classes available, but not limited to Middle School and High School Students.

BRAIN BUILDERS Extreme Robotics

Super-Charged NXT LEGO Robotics Projects! Get ready to take ultimate control! Using the NXT Intelligent brick from LEGOÂŽ, servo motors, advanced ultrasonic, touch and light sensors, and specialized Lego technic engineering components, students will build extreme robots and overcome challenges. Students working in small teams will control the robot with NXT programs and then can experiment and modify the programs. Students will then be challenged to morph their projects in better, stronger or faster robots. Please bring a drink & snack daily. Instructor Computer Explorers 11:15-2:15

1 session - $43

IGH Middle School #3130-W17A Friday, Jan. 17 #3130-W17B Friday, May 26

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ACT Prep Class

This class provide an introduction to the ACT format, strategies for answering questions and instruction for the specific subject areas tested. Focal points of the program include diagnostic testing, vocabulary development, intensive mathematical review, reading comprehension improvement, and anxiety and time management. Students who complete a course may repeat the course as often as they wish, free of charge. For more information, call 612-222-5108 or visit www.advantageprep.net.

Central Square Community Center 9 am-12 pm 4 sessions - $140 #4301-W17453 Saturdays, Mar. 11, 18, Apr. 8, 15 #4301-Sp17558 Saturdays, Apr. 29-May 20 Simley High School 5:45-8:45 pm 4 sessions - $140 #3301-W17-405 Mondays, Mar. 13, 20, Apr. 10 & 17 Henry Sibley High School 5:45-8:45 pm 4 sessions - $140 #7301-W17 Thursdays Mar. 9-Apr. 13

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Does your child think money grows on trees? Do they routinely take their parents or guardians for granted? Now you can empower your child to be proactive about their future career choice while teaching them the importance of proper money management by attending a Dollars to Sense class. Vern Harmon, Unity One Credit Union IGH Middle School Monday, March 13 #3110-W17

2:40-4 pm 1 Session - $10

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Java Minecraft

Write and edit your Minecraft mods. Watch your code come to life. Learn the basics of Java Coding with Minecraft! Students should be comfortable with keyboarding, and of course playing Minecraft! We will be coding using Java, Eclipse, and the Forge API. We will test our mods with Minecraft game play. At the end of class take home your Mods to share with family and friends. Bring a USB drive, snacks and drink each day. Instructor: Computer Explorers IGH Middle School Tuesday, March 28 9 am-12pm & 12:30-3:30 pm #3131-W17 2 sessions - $76

G.R.A.S.P. (Grades K-8)

GRASP is a nine-week correspondence program which helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on summer vacation. It should take you and your child approximately one hour per week for nine weeks to complete each weekly lesson. We suggest parents order the grade level just completed. If there are extenuating circumstances, order the level that is appropriate for your child. Prices include curriculum packet, completion awards and scoring service. Deadline to register is April 17, 2017. GRASP books will be sent to your child’s school after Memorial day. SSP students in grades 7-8 may pick up their books at the Youth Enrichment Office located in the SSP ABE/ Community Education(CE) office at 517 Marie Ave. South St. Paul

#4115-W17 Math #4115-W17 Reading #4115-W17 Both

1 subject - $36 1 subject - $36 2 subjects - $56

Parents of students in grades 6-8 may pick their books up at the Community Ed office in IGH Middle School. IGH Students in grades 6-8 may pick up at the CE Office in IGH Middle School, or call 651-306-7870. Inver Grove Heights

#3121-W17A Math #3121-W17A Reading #3121-W17A Math & Reading

West St. Paul

7106-W17 Math 7106-W17 Reading 7106-W17 Math & Reading

1 subject - $36 1 subject - $36 2 subjects - $56 1 subject - $36 1 subject - $36 2 subjects - $56


One Day Class! Certified Babysitter’s Training

HEALTH & SAFETY

YOUTH

(Ages 11 and up)

This course is designed to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. Youth will learn skills in four core areas: leadership and professionalism, safety, basic care for infants and children and first aid. Babysitter’s Handbook is included with the fee. Please bring a nut free bag lunch and a beverage. Instructor: Deb Gutzman or Allison Curtis Central Square Community Center 9 am-2:30 pm 1 session - $70 #4202-W17A Saturday, Feb. 11 #4202-Sp17A Friday, April 28 IGH Middle School 8 am-4 pm 1 session - $80 #3204-W17A Friday, Jan. 27 #3204-W17B Monday, Mar. 27 Friendly Hills Middle School 9 am-2:30 pm 1 session - $80 #7000-W17A Saturday, Jan. 14 #7000-W17C Saturday, Apr. 8 Heritage Middle School 9 am-2:30 pm 1 session - $80 #7000-W17B Saturday, Feb. 18 #7000-W17D Saturday, May 20

Safekids 101-Preparing Kids to Stay Safe at Home or in the Community (Ages 8 and up)

Para más información de nuestras clases después de la escuela, llame al 651-306-7870 y pida hablar español.

Safekids 101 helps kids with the next step in independence and helps parents rest in the knowledge that this course will help their child stay safe at home and in the community. The class focuses on safety for children regardless if they are home alone or not. Topics Include: Responsibilities when staying home alone, how to decide whether to answer the door (even if a parent is home), simple first aid and identifying fire and tornado safety rules including getting to safety . Understanding safety in unfamiliar scenarios: around guns, online safety and near aggressive dogs. Knowing the truth about abuse, abduction and stranger danger Instructor: Deb Gutzman Central Square Community Center Saturday, Mar 4 9-11:30 am #4203-W17 1 session - $30 Central Square Community Center Saturday, Apr 8 9-11:30 am #4203-Sp17 1 session - $30

Canine First Aid/CPR (Grades 6-12)

Our canine companions depend on us to take care of them and that includes being prepared for those emergency situations that can arise at any time! Learn about common injuries in dogs and how to provide quick and easy first aid and gain hands-on experience performing CPR and the Heimlich maneuver on dogs. This class is for humans only - stuffed animals will be used for demonstration and practice. Instructor: Aimee Mabie, Beyond the Dog IGH Middle School Monday, Jan. 23 #3215-W16

6-8 pm 1 session - $28

IGH Middle School Monday, May 8 #3215-Sp16

6-8 pm 1 session - $28

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Do you have a good idea for a class? Something

you've always wanted to learn about? Suggested ideas are always welcome! Feel free to call For IGH, 651-306-7866, or email aplatek@tridistrictce.org For SSP, 306-3634, or email jzehnder@sspps.org

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PERFORMING ARTS

A.C.T. Awesome Children’s Theatre Presents: Robin Hood (Grades 3-8)

The mysterious Robin Hood and his Merry Band continue to reign in Sherwood forest as the Sheriff of Nottingham fights to capture the notorious bandit. As their witty battles ensue, Maid Marion secretly joins forces with Robin, becoming the Sheriff's new target. An archery contest puts everything on the line, including the very fate of Robin Hood himself. Directed by:Cassidy Hall Kaposia Education Center Rehearsal dates: April 10,11,12, 13,17,18,19,20,24,25,26, May 1,2,3 Performances: May 4 and 5 at 7pm #4722-Sp17 16 sessions - $100

6-8 pm

Advance tickets available after April 11 at the Community Education Office 517 Marie Ave. SSP (Hours M-F 8 am-3:30 pm) $4 in advance $5 at the door

River Heights Arts Alliance and TriDistrict Community Ed are exploring the idea of a Community Theatre in Inver Grove Heights. If you have an interest in participating in a community theatre, please contact the Community Education office at 651-306-7866, or email aplatek@tridistrictce.org

A.C.T. Awesome Children's Theatre Presents: Wind in The Willows (Grades 3-8) Join Badger, Mole, and the rest of the River animals in this charming tale as they try to rescue their friend Toad who has been arrested for stealing and crashing a motor car while wreaking havoc in the once peaceful River Valley. These animals must serve double duty as they also work to protect Toad Hall from the incoming Ferrets and Weasels. All the while, Toad must realize his wrongdoings, and work to make things right again with his friends and his home. Directed by, Cassidy Hall Rehearsal Dates: Mon.- Thurs., Feb. 13-16, 21-23, 27 - March 2, March 6-8 (February 27 & 28 rehearsals will be in the Spartan Center)

6:15-8:00 pm

Performances: March 9 & 10 at 7pm #3702-W17 16 sessions - $100 Advance tickets available after Feb. 13 at the Community Education Office 2990 80th St. E., IGH $4 in advance, $5 at the door.

Simley Theatre’s Spring Musical “Anything Goes”

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Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. Directed by, Lon Church Technical Direction by James Davis Performances: Senior/Staff Preview - Wednesday, April 26th at 3:30 pm General Public - Thursday, April 27 at 7 pm / Friday, April 28 at 7 pm / Saturday, April 29th at 7 pm Sunday, April 30 at 2 pm Tickets may be purchased after April 3, 2017 online at www.simleytheatre.org, or at the ISD 199 Community Ed office located at 2990 80th St. E. Inver Grove Heights. Call 651-306-7870 for more information.


PERFORMING ARTS Simley Theatre’s Winter One Acts

TITLE YOUTH

S.P.A.R by Stephen Gregg

Re-nata and Maria have questions about their future. Who doesn't? But when Renata convinces Maria to hold a séance, the girls get more than they bargained for. They conjure up a mysterious figure who answers their questions but also tells them how he knows the answers: they're fictional. Renata and Maria are characters in a play called S.P.A.R., a play written by the mysterious man. He proves he's their maker by predicting the future, twisting reality and finally showing them the audience. Renata's not happy about being in S.P.A.R. The play becomes a contest of wills between author and character. But it's not a fair fight: after all, he has the script. And when Renata tries to enlist the audience's help, the author proves that the audience is fictional as well!

Enrichment Classes available, but not limited to Middle School and High School Students.

This Is a Test, by Stephen Gregg As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-soimportant predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it's an opinion essay. The bad news—it's in Chinese. And things aren't going to get better! Performances: Senior Citizen/Staff Preview - Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 3:30 pm General Public Performances - Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 pm / Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 pm / Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 pm Tickets may be purchased after January 4, 2017 online at www.simleytheatre.org, or at the ISD 199 Community Ed office located at 2990 80th St. E. Inver Grove Heights. Call 651-306-7870 for more information.

Contemporary Lyrical (Grades 6-12)

Private Guitar Lessons (8 years and older)

One-on one weekly half hour guitar lessons. (electric or acoustic accepted) Suitable for students of any level. Content of class is geared to each student's goals and interest. Students must bring their own instrument. Make-up lessons for missed lessons are to be arranged with the instructor. Instructor: Drew Druckrey Thirty minute individual lesson times begin at 4 pm. To schedule a lesson time please call 651.306.3631 On-line registration is not available. Kaposia Education Center Thursdays, Jan 26-March 30 (no lesson Mar 9 & 16) #4708-W17 8 sessions - $130 (Thirty minute private lessons) Thursdays, April 13-May June 1 #4708-Sp17 8 sessions - $130 (Thirty minute private lesson)

River Heights Arts Alliance and TriDistrict Community Ed are exploring the idea of a Community Theatre in Inver Grove Heights. If you have an interest in participating in a community theatre, please contact the Community Education office at 651-306-7866, or email aplatek@ tridistrictce.org.

A combination of Jazz and Ballet, this exhilarating class will use dancer’s emotions to tell a story through movement. Gain strength and poise while learning technical skills to accomplish this creative choreography. Short Dance Studio Short Dance Studio Mondays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27 No Class Feb. 20 #3708-W17

7-7:30 pm 6 sessions - $55

Dabbling in Song Writing (Grades 9-12)

You'll learn how to take those melodies that play in your head and put them down on paper. You don't need to be able to play the piano or guitar to become a songwriter. No previous experience is necessary. You'll be having a fun time as you learn the basic "do's and don'ts" of beginning songwriting. Instructor: Homeward Bound Theatre Company Simley High School Tuesdays, April 11, 18 & 25 #3709-Sp17 www.tridistrictce.org

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YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES Latina Youth Leadership Academy

A new group here in IGH for Latina youth! The Latina Youth Leadership Academy (LYLA) is a mentor based program that provides leadership opportunities for Latina girls grades 7-12. We meet every Monday from 6-7:30 pm at 7950 Blaine Avenue in Inver Grove Heights. It’s free to participate. Participants are paired with a woman mentor who guides them and helps them through their goals and discuss leadership topics like; time management, public speaking, college readiness and others. We offer college scholarships to qualified seniors in High School. Come join us and learn more about your personal power and leadership potential! Contact us at 651-216-1589 or visit us at www. lylamn.com; this is a new partnership with TriDistrict Community Education.

Don't Delay! Register Today! Tired of classes being cancelled? Our vendors require a minimum number of registrations in order to hold a class. They call the Community Ed office one week in advance of the class to check on enrollment numbers. If there aren't enough students enrolled they cancel the class. Each vendor has different requirements. Please don't wait until the last week to register for a class as it may end up being cancelled before you get to register your child. Don't delay! Register Today!

The Latina Youth Leadership Academy (LYLA) es un programa basado en mentoria que prove oportunidades de liderazgo a Latinas en grados 7-12. Las participantes trabajan con una mentora quien les guia y ayuda a alcanzar sus metas y a discutir temas como; manejo de su tiempo, preparación para la unviersidad y otros. Nos reuniomos todos los Lunes de 6-7:30pm en el 7950 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN. Ofrecemos becas para estudiantes que califiquen de 12 grado para ir a la Universidad Participar es gratuito. Te invitamos a participar y conocer tu poder personal y tu potencial de liderazgo. Contáctanos al 651-216-1589 o visítanos en www.lylamn.com.

IGH Youth Center

(Students entering grades 6-9)

This is an awesome place to spend your summer! Hanging out with your friends, going to the pool, playing games, doing crafts, listening to music, going on field trips- who could ask for anything better! Plus you have the freedom to come when you choose- spend the whole day or part of the day with us, it’s up to you! Registration starts on April 10 -Register earlyspace is limited. Students bring their own lunch. Weekly field trips- transportation and admission are included in the program fee. Inver Grove Heights Middle School Monday-Thursday, 8 am-3:30 pm Wed., June 14 - Thursday, Aug. 3 (Closed July 3-6) Watch for more information coming in March 2017! #3624-S17

Packer Pad Summer Youth Center (Students entering grades 6-8)

This is an awesome place to spend your summer! Hanging out with your friends, going to the pool, playing games, doing crafts, listening to music, going on field trips- who could ask for anything better! Plus you have the freedom to come when you choose- spend the whole day or part of the day with us, it’s up to you! Watch for more information in March regarding Packer Pad dates, time, field trip information and fees.

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SPORTS & REC

CheerAmerica (Grades K-7)

Cheer America is an exciting cheerleading and dance program. Students learn popular cheers, chants, jumps, leaps, choreographed pom pom/dance routines, parade marching techniques and other skills involved in performances, competitions and school cheerleading team tryouts. The program also promotes improved coordination and physical fitness, personal esteem and working as a cooperative team member with other children on the cheerleading squad. Please call Jeff Wood at CheerAmerica for pricing on pom-poms and uniforms (optional). 952.997.7732 Instructor: CheerAmerica Kaposia Education Center (Ages 5-8) Tuesdays, March 7-May 16 (no class March 14) #4800-W17A

6-6:45 pm 10 sessions - $71

Kaposia Education Center (Ages 9-14) Tuesdays, March 7-May 16 (no class March 14) #4800-W17B

7-7:45 pm 10 sessions - $71

YOUTH TITLE Enrichment Classes available, but not limited to Middle School and High School Students.

Kung Fu (Ages 5 and up)

Kung Fu is the art of fitness and self defense. Learn practical Kung Fu techniques that will benefit you throughout your life, through a skill building progressive training program for beginners through Black Belt. You will become more aware of self and surroundings, improve your self-esteem and confidence. This is a noncompetitive, full participation and fun class which will strengthen the mind and body, promote leadership, discipline, concentration, coordination and balance. Optional uniform and certificate for white to black belt are available. Instructor: National Treasure Kung Fu Lincoln Center Elementary Beginner-White Belt (No class Feb 20) Mondays, Jan 30-March 27 6:15-7 pm #4802-W17 7 sessions - $81 Lincoln Center Elementary Yellow-Black Belt (No class Feb 20) Mondays, Jan 30-March 27 7-7:45 pm #4802-W17B 7 sessions - $81

Lincoln Center Elementary Beginner-White Belt Mondays, April 10-May 22 6:15-7 pm #4802-Sp17A 7 sessions - $81

Non Stop Hip Hop (Grades 6-12)

Vertical Endeavors(Ages 6-12)

Learn to pop, lock and glide while becoming a part of a “crew� of good friends. Fun and energetic classes will build confidence and provide the student with moves to bust out on any dance floor. Instructor: Short Dance Studio Mondays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27 #3716-W17 Short Dance Studio

7:30 pm-8 pm 6 sessions - $55

Fun with Fondant Cupcakes (Grades 6-8)

Each student will learn about fondant decorating by decorating 8 cupcakes using buttercream and Fondant decorations. Instructor: Diane Hirte, Certified Wilton Inver Grove Heights Middle School Tuesday, Apr. 4 2:45-4 pm #3401-Sp17 1 session - $26

Lincoln Center Elementary Yellow-Black Belt Mondays, April 10-May 22 #4802-Sp17B

7-7:45 pm 7 sessions - $81

These half day camps offer kids the opportunity to learn proper climbing techniques in a controlled setting that is fun, safe and exciting! Activities may include top rope climbing, knot tying, rappelling and climbing games. Your child will leave camp with a renewed sense of self-reliance and accomplishment, as well as a deeper sense of respect for the rock climbing community. Please bring snack/lunch/beverage and water to the camp. *All participants need a signed waiver by a parent or a court-assigned legal guardian.

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St.Paul Vertical Endeavors 855 Phalen Boulevard St. Paul Monday, Feb 20 9 am-1 pm #4804-W17 1 session - $55

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South St. Paul Parks and Recreation

Central Square Community Center Your Hometown Complete Fitness Center

The Central Square Community Center located at 100 7th Avenue North in South St. Paul is committed to meeting the needs of the community by providing an excellent facility combined with great services and programs, all at affordable rates. CSCC houses an indoor pool with diving well, “state of the art” fitness room, exercise/activity rooms, gymnastics facility, meeting rooms and Senior Center. For more information call 651-366-6200 or check us out online at www.southstpaul.org/departments/parks & recreation and click on Central Square Community Center. Get fit before the post - holiday rush! CSCC offers state-of-the art cardio and strenght equipment, great fitness programs, affordable membership prices that can't be beat, and NO INITIATION FEE - EVER! • Unlimited use of our “state of the art” Fitness Center featuring cardio and strength machines from Precor and FreeMotion. • Never an initiation fee plus affordable rates! • First class cardio theatre system that members enjoy using their own headphones during their workout. • Discounts on all fitness classes including Kettlebell-TRX, Absolute Abs, Total Body Conditioning, PIYO, Pilates, Tabata/HIIT, Boot Camp, Turbo Kick, Deep Water, Aqua Zumba, and more. • Indoor pool featuring lap swim, water exercise classes, swimming lessons and open swim. Check out a ll the new • Publicly operated facility by the City of South St. Paul and Special School District #6. classes this • Variety of affordable membership rates available for residents and non-residents. WINTER South St. Paul businesses and employees receive “resident” rate. • Frequent fitness health insurance reimbursement for those who qualify under the following medical plans: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medica, Healthpartners, UCare, Preferred One and Silver and Fit. • Family friendly facility with programs available for all ages.

Membership Fees (fees do not include sales tax) Membership Options

Resident/Employee Membership

Non Resident Membership

Senior/Youth

Adult

Family

Senior/Youth

Adult

Family

*ACH (Annual via Monthly payments)

$15.83/mo.

$20.83/mo.

$37.25/mo

$22.08/mo.

$28.92/mo.

$52.17/mo

Annual Pre-Pay

$190

$250

$447

$265

$347

$626

6 Month Pre-Pay

$108

$138

$251

$145

$194

$345

1-Time Visit

$4.67

$5.60

$15.87

$7.47

$8.40

$24.27

10-Visit Card

$35

$50

$134

$56

$78

$216

Advantage Membership (Health Insurance Reimbursement) Available for Annual Memberships only. Fee is same as Resident and Non Resident Annual Fees listed on this graph. To receive membership reimbursement you must qualify within one of the following programs: Medica Fit Choice; Health Partners, UCARE; Blue Cross/Blue Shield; and Preferred One. Membership fees listed do not include sales tax. *ACH Memberships do not expire and are subject to annual increase. (Cancellation of ACH Memberships must be made in writing.) 48

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Our highly-qualified, caring teachers: • Personalize each student’s education • Enhance curriculum with the latest technology tools and resources

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• Prepare graduates to be successful in an interconnected world

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Classes At...

Check out our Online Learning Options! We’ve got classes in technology, languages, writing, business and more! These classes are taught online by instructors with Ed2Go. Register at www.ed2go.com/tridist

HD Camera Production Class Length is 2 hours/per class. $60 - for 2 Classes

Studio Production Certification This is a 2-hour class. $30

Non-Linear Editing Certification Class length is 2 hours per class. $60- for 2 Classes

Lighting for Television This is a 2-hour class. $30

Truck Production Certification This is a 2-hour class. $30

A FREE 1-Hour Introduction to Community Television

Online Classes start monthly and include: • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 • Introduction to InDesign CS6 • Introduction to Photoshop CS6 • Effective Business Writing • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 • Introduction to Illustrator CS6 • Beginning Writer’s Workshop • Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera • Speed Spanish • Instant Italian • Discover Sign Language • Luscious, Low-Fat, Lighting-Quick Meals and many many more!

Class is a prerequisite for all other classes

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LOCATIONS

South St Paul & Inver Grove Heights Facilities South St Paul ABE Adult Basic Education, 517 Marie Ave CE

Community Education Office, 517 Marie Ave

South St Paul

CS

Central Square Community Center SSP Senior Center, 100 Seventh Ave N

517 Marie Ave South St Paul, MN 55075 651-306-3631 Fax: 651-457-9485

DO District Office, 104 5th Ave S KC

Kid Connections, 1541 Fifth Ave S

Inver Grove

SS

South St. Paul High School, 700 Second St N

K

Kaposia Education Center, 1225 First Ave S

LC

Lincoln Center, 357 Ninth Ave N

Community Ed Office

Community Ed Office

2990 80th St E. Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-306-7870 Fax: 651-457-2837

Program Contacts Adult Enrichment IGH - 651-306-7870 SSP - 651-306-3631

ECFE Early Childhood Family Education, 1541 Fifth Ave S

Inver Grove Heights ELC

Early Learning Center 3203 68th St E

DO District Office - Community Ed Office 2990 80th St E HT

Hilltop Elementary School 3201 68th St E

Adult Basic Education 651-457-9441 Older Adults

S

Simley High School 2920 80th St E

SSP - 651-366-6204 IGH - 651-450-2469

MS IGH Middle School 8167 Cahill Ave

Older Adult Driver Safety Program

SH

Salem Hills Elementary School 5899 Babcock Trail E

PB

Pine Bend Elementary School 9875 Inver Grove Trail

1-888-234-1294

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 651-457-9418 Español - 651-306-3644

Preschool

SSP - 651-457-9418 IGH - 651-306-7503

Parking Information

SSP High School - Park in east lot off of Sixth Avenue. Enter the main door. Lincoln Center - Park in Fourth Street parking lot. Enter door 4. Simley High School - Park in front lot of the school. Enter main doors facing 80th Street. IGH Middle School - Enter off of Cahill Avenue, and park in the east lot. Enter the doors facing east.

School Readiness

SSP - 651-306-3642 IGH - 651-306-7865

Early Childhood Screening SSP - 651-306-3623 IGH - 651-306-7520 Youth Programs SSP - 651-306-3631 IGH - 651-306-7870 School-Age Care

SSP - 651-306-3631 IGH - 651-306-7502

Facility Scheduling SSP - 651-306-3632 IGH - 651-306-7870

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Facility Use

Community members and organizations are invited to apply to use district facilities in accordance with the Community Use Policy adopted by each School Board. IGH: Go to www.facilites.tridistrictce.org. You may also call 651-306-7870 or stop by the facility scheduler’s office at 2990 80th Street E., Inver Grove Heights. Permits must be completed online or printed, completed and submitted to the scheduler at the address above. SSP: Go to www.facilites.tridistrictce.org. You may also call 651-306-3632 or stop by the facility scheduler’s office at 517 Marie Avenue in South St Paul. Permits must be completed online or printed, completed and submitted to the scheduler at the address above. WSP-MH-Eagan: Go to www.facilites.tridistrictce.org. You may also call 651-403-8313 or stop by the facility scheduler’s office at 1897 Delaware Ave in Mendota Heights. Complete the form and return it with the $20 application fee to Community Education at 1897 Delaware Ave., MH JAN. - APR. 2017 www.tridistrictce.org


West St Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Facilities 1. Community Education Office (District Office) Henry Sibley High School 1897 Delaware Ave Mendota Heights 2. Friendly Hills Middle School 701 Mendota Heights Road Mendota Heights 3. Heritage Middle School and F.M. Grass Pool 121 West Butler Ave, West St Paul

LOCATIONS

8. Somerset Elementary School 1355 Dodd Road, Mendota Heights 9. Thompson Park Activity Center 1200 Stassen Lane, West St Paul 10. Early Learning & Family Resource Center 1970 Christensen Ave, West St Paul 11. WSP Adut Basic Education 150 Marie Ave, West St Paul

4. Garlough Environmental Magnet School 1740 Charlton Street, West St Paul 5. Mendota Elementary School 1979 Summit Lane, Mendota Heights

West St Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Community Ed Office 1897 Delaware Ave Mendota Heights, MN 55118 651-403-8313 Fax: 651-403-7010

6. Moreland Elementary School 217 W Moreland Ave, West St Paul

Program Contacts

7. Pilot Knob Elementary School Lone Oak Road, Eagan

651-403-8317

Adult Enrichment

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Access Project for Adults With Disabilities 651-403-8317

Adult Basic Education 651-457-9441

Older Adults 651-403-8300

Older Adult Driver Safety Program 1-888-234-1294

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 651-403-8353

Preschool

651-403-8353

School Readiness

Community Resources 360 Communities (Formerly the CAC) Central Square Community Center Child Care Resource & Referral Community Action Programs (CAP) Crisis Nursery Program Dakota County Childcare Assistance Dakota County Community Development Dakota County Employment/ Economic Assist Dakota County Public Health DARTS Eagan Parks and Recreation Emergency Food Shelf Network First Call For Help First Call Minnesota Head Start (CAP Agency)

952-985-5300 651-306-3690 952-985-4045 651-322-3500 651-641-1300 651-554-5790 651-675-4400 651-554-5611 651-554-6100 651-455-1560 651-675-5500 763-450-3860 651-224-1133 800-543-7709 651-322-3500

651-403-8353

Hearing Impaired Voice/TTY 651-297-5353 Inver Glen Library 651-554-6840 Inver Grove Heights Parks and Rec 651-450-2585 Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation 651-452-1850 Metro Transit 612-373-3333 Mothers and Children (MAC) Nutrition 651-484-8421 National Association on Mental Illness 651-645-2948 Neighbor’s, Inc 651-455-1508 Nutrition Assistance for Seniors (NAPS) 651-484-8421 Parent Warmline 612-813-6336 South St Paul HRA 651-554-3270 South St Paul Parks and Recreation 651-366-6200 South St Paul Public Library 651-554-3240 United Way First Call for Help 651-291-0211 Veterans Memorial Community Center 651-450-2480 Voting Info (MN Secretary of State) 651-215-1440 WeSt St Paul Parks and Recreation 651-552-4150 www.tridistrictce.org JAN.651-554-6800 - APR. 2017 53 Wentworth Library

Early Childhood Screening 651-403-8363

Youth Programs 651-403-8313

Aquatics

651-403-8313

School-Age Care 651-403-8054

Facility Scheduling 651-403-8313

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REGISTRATION

life long learning

Fee Assistance

do not provide a daytime phone number.

Community Education is committed to serving the residents of our community through affordable learning and enrichment classes. Call Community Education for information.

Weather Cancellations

Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or for other unavoidable reasons. These Sessions are made up whenever possible. Cancellations due to severe weather are announced on WCCO Radio (830 on the AM dial), Channel 4 (WCCO), Channel 5 (KSTP) and Channel 11 (KARE). You will be contacted by Community Education.

Tobacco-Free Environment

Community Education supports the growing national movement toward a tobacco-free environment. Use of tobacco products in school buildings and on district grounds is prohibited.

Need more information? See page 52 and 53 for building locations and program contact information.

Give us a call. We would be happy to assist you!

Photograph Use Policy

Adult Programs are open to everyone age 15 and older, unless otherwise noted.

Register Now

Registration begins when you receive your catalog and remains open until each class is filled or cancelled. Registrations are accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. We encourage you to register early!

Assume your are in!

You will only hear from us in the event of a class change, cancellation or if the class is full.

Refunds

Requests for a refund by individuals who need to cancel must be received by our office seven days prior to the first class session. A $10 service charge may be added if you must cancel a class. No refunds are issued after the first class Session.

Class & Activity Cancellation

If there is insufficient enrollment for a program, you will be notified by phone or e-mail and you will receive a full refund. Please include a phone number on your registration form where you can be contacted during the day. Community Education assumes no responsibility for reaching registrants who

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Photographs, videos and other documentation taken at school or Community Education activities may be submitted to newspapers, used on district web sites, social media sites or appear in publications. Written requests not to publish photos of specific students will be honored.

UCare

UCare members may be eligible for a $15 discount on most classes in this catalog. If a class is less than $15, the member may take the class free of charge. UCare for Senior members are limited to one $15 discount per year. Members must be on UCare at the time of registration and through the duration of the class(es). Members need to include their UCare ID number when registering and must register by phone or mail. For more information, call 612-676-3351.

Income Tax Deduction and Credit for Education Related Expenses

The MN deduction allows parents to subtract from their taxable income up to $2,500 for qualifying expenses on behalf of each child in grades seven to 12 and up to $1,625 for each child in grades kindergarten to six. The list of qualifying expenses includes all Community Education classes, tutoring, academic summer school and camps and up to $200 of the cost of a computer or education-related software.


REGISTRATION

Register Online

tridistrict.thatscommunityed.com

This secure site is available 24/7 and accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover

Community Education Registration Formulario de Registro de Educación Comunitaria

Full Name:____________________________________________ Grade (If applicable): ________ Nombre Completo

Grado (si aplica)

Address:_______________________________________________________________________ Dirección

City:_____________________________________________ Zip:__________________________ Código postal

Ciudad

H Phone:_______________________________ W Phone: _______________________________ Teléfono de casa

Teléfono de trabajo

Email: ______________________________

Member ID : ______________________ Número de identificación del miembro

Correo electrónico

Please list any concerns that the instructor should be aware of:___________________________ Por favor anote cualquier preocupación que el instructor debe saber

______________________________________________________________________________ If you currently have a spouse on active duty in the military please call to register to receive 15% off your class. Si actualmente tiene un cónyuge en servicio activo en el ejército por favor llame para registrarse y recibir 15% de descuento en su clase.

Course Title

Course Number

Location Sitio

Número del curso

Nombre del curso

Course Dates

Fee

Fechas de los cursos

Cuota

Voluntary Questions: Collecting this information helps us provide programs/services that meet the needs of our entire community. Preguntas voluntarias: La información recaudada nos ayuda a proporcionar programas/servicios que satifacen las necesidades de toda nuestra comunidad.

Date of Bith ____/____/______ Fecha de Nacimiento

Gender:

□ Male

□ Female

Race:

□ Asian

□ Black/African American

□ Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander

Género Raza

Masculino

Femenino

Complete if Paying by Credit Card:

Complete si vá a pagar con tarjeta de crédito:

□ Visa

□ American Indian/Alaska native □ White

-- In Person 7:30 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri

Visit us at the addresses listed on page 52-53

By Mail SSP and IGH

Community Education District Admin. Offices 2990 80th St E Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

WSP, MH and Eagan Community Education District Admin. Offices 1897 Delaware Ave Mendota Hts, MN 55118

□ Latino/Hispanic

□ Two or more races

□ MasterCard □ Discover

□ Other

Card Number: ______________ -___________-___________-___________ Expiration Date: ______/______ Nombre que aparece en la tarjeta de crédito

By Phone

IGH: 651-306-7870 SSP: 651-306-3631 WSP-MH-Eagan: 651-403-8313

3 Ways to Pay 99 Credit Card

Fecha de vencimiento

Name on Card: ___________________________________________________ Amount $: ______________ Titular de la tarjeta de crédito

Cantidad

Signature:____________________________________________________ Date: _____________________ Firma

Fecha

I need another registration form!

If you are in need of another registration form, visit website at www.tridistrictce.org. Click on About Us and then Registration. If you do not have access to the internet please stop in our office or call to register. Entre a la página www.tridistrictce.org busque espanól, haga click en "sobre nosotros" y después en "registro". Si usted no tiene acceso a internet, por favor visítenos en nuestra oficina o Ilámenos y pida hablar en español. www.tridistrictce.org

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99 Check

Make checks payable to Community Education.

99 Cash

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UPCOMING DATES Would you like to save money on your grocery bills this month? Fare For All is a smart way to save up to 50% off fresh fruits, vegetables, and frozen meats. We pass on our bulk savings to anyone who wants to stretch their food budget. OPEN TO EVERYONE! • Fare For All is community supported. The more people who participate, the more saving passed on to customers. • There is no need to register in advance. • Fare For All accepts cash, credit, debit and EBT cards. • Come between 4-6 p.m. to participate.

Jan 24 Feb 21 March 28 April 25th May 23rd

WE OFFER 4 FOOD PACKAGES:

Produce Pack $10 – Often contains potatoes, onions, along with additional varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables. Mini Meat Pack $11 – (Formerly known as the Meat Only) Includes a variety of 3-4 frozen meat items such as: turkey, beef, chicken or fish. This pack is often pork free. Combo Pack $20 – (Formerly known as Regular Pack) Save an extra $1 by combining the Produce Pack and the Mini Meat Pack. Mega Meat Pack $25 – Includes a variety of 7-8 Frozen meat items such as: beef, chicken, fish, pork or turkey

Central Square Community Center 100 7th Ave. North, South St. Paul Tuesdays 4 - 6 p.m. For more information visit www.fareforall.org or call 763-450-3880 or 1-800-582-4291.

Adiani, PK (Prakesh) Arnold, Marjorie Andrea Bauer Beaves, Carol Bennett, Marcia Blomquist-Dege, Bailey Brinkman, Ken Campbell, Dylan Coyne, Kristin Lucca, Diana Felton, Wendy

Hernandez, Alberto Salgado Kemp, John Lowe, Katie, YMCA MacKenzie, Bernadette Mandell, Paul Schilman, Janell Schwab, Byron Taurinskas, Jill Wilson, Murray Tresselt, Shirley

The combined Community Education Advisory Council for South St. Paul Public Schools, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools and West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools promotes the philosophy and concept of Community Education. Members represent citizens, School District employees and municipal representatives who advise Community Education staff members in the planning, implementation and evaluation of departmental activities and programs. The council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of September, October, November, January, March and May. The meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in joining the Community Education Advisory Council, please download an application at www.tridistrictce.org/advisorycouncil or call 651-306-7870.

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2017 TriDistrict Winter-Spring Adult Catalog