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Access Project Due to construction at the Branch Out Building from mid-June to August, many of our activities have moved to other locations. If you have any questions, please call our office at 651-403-8312.

Hayley Ball

1897 Delaware Ave. Mendota Heights, MN 55118

Access Project Assistant Samantha Bravo









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Access Project Coordinator 651-403-8312

Access Project Office

Register by phone 651-403-8313 or online at



Monthly Events Branch Out Hang Out

Join us at the Branch Out building for a fun night of hanging out! We'll have a snack, listen to music, watch a movie and just hang out!! Grab your friends and and be prepared to meet some new friends too! Feel free to bring a game to share. There is no cost for caregivers. Preregistration is not required but appreciated. Instructor: Access Project Staff

6-9 pm

1 session - $6

Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP Friday, May 19 #1070-S17A Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave, MH Friday, June 16 #1070-S17B Friday, July 14 #1070-S17C Friday, August 11 #1070-S17D

Healthy for Life - SNAP-Ed

Come to Branch Out to learn skills and strategies to make healthier choices when purchasing and preparing nutritious foods and to make smarter choices for life. You’ll also get to prepare a delicious snack during each session with our instructor Sharmyn from the University of Minnesota’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education team. Please preregister for this class online, by mail or phone. Onsite registration will also occur on the first day of class. Instructor: Sharmyn Phipps - University of Minnesota Extension - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Wednesdays, July 19-Aug. 9 4:30-6 pm #1085-S17 4 sessions - FREE Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave, MH

Yoga for All Abilities

This yoga class is open to all, no matter your experience with yoga. Class will include breath work, yoga-based movements, and a guided relaxation. We will also play games while strengthening the community of our class. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat and a water bottle. Instructor: Madhatter Wellness Thursdays, July 20 - August 24 #1046-S17 South St. Paul High School, SSP 700 2nd St. N, SSP


5-6 pm 6 sessions - $25

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MAY & JUNE EVENTS Dance Fitness: Shake It Off

Come on down to Branch Out and boogie down with your friends. We’ll be learning the choreography to Taylor Swift’s top hit, “Shake It Off.” No cost for caregivers. Instructor: Monica Mohn Thursday, May 18 4-5 pm #1054-S17 1 session - $8 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Tie Dye Party: Totes & T Shirts

Come tie dye canvas tote bags and cotton t shirts with friends for an evening of fun. Make sure you dress for messy fun. Please indicate if you’d like to tie dye a canvas bag, t shirt (along with your size) or both when registering. No cost for caregivers to assist. Instructor: Access Project Staff Friday, May 26 4-5 pm #1010-S17 1 session - $15 for 1 item $30 for 2 items Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Board Games And Birthdays

Join us for a fun night celebrating summer birthdays. We will be celebrating everyone’s birthday that falls between May-August. Hang out with your friends, play board games and enjoy some birthday treats. We will be offering this each catalog so that everyone gets a chance to celebrate their special day. No cost for caregivers to attend. Preregistration is not required but appreciated. Instructor: Access Project Staff Wednesday, June 7 4-6 pm #1071-S17 1 session - $6 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Paint Chip Art

Join us to create your very own masterpiece using upcycled paint chip samples. Bring your creativity and a friend for a night of fun! No cost for caregivers. Instructor: Access Project Staff Tuesday, June 20 4-5 pm #1003-S17 1 session - $12 Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave, MH



• Photo Waiver: Photographs, videos and other documentation taken at school or Community Education activities may be submitted to newspapers, used on district website, social media sites or appear in publications. Check the box in the registration form if you do not want pictures published. • These activities have been customized for adults with disabilities. • Pre-registration is required for all classes unless otherwise noted. Please return the registration form or call 651-403-8313 to register. • Please indicate any accommodations needed to effectively participate when registering for an activity. • Participants who require one-on-one personal 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 at the date, time and location listed unless you are notified that they are canceled, changed or full. • Transportation to and from activities is the responsibility of the participant or caregiver, unless otherwise noted in program description. • 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 listed end time. If participants are not picked up promptly, a caregiver may be required to accompany the participant to all future activities. • All Access Project activities are sponsored by ISD 197 so there is no tobacco or alcohol allowed. • Refunds will only be given for cancellations received seven days before an activity.

OPTIONAL DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Collecting this information helps us provide programs/services that meet the needs of our entire community. Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy): __________________________ Gender: _______________________ Race:

‫ ‮‬Asian

‫ ‮‬Black/African American

‫ ‮‬American Indian/Alaska Native

‫ ‮‬Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

‫ ‮‬White

‫ ‮‬Two or more races

‫ ‮‬Latino/Hispanic ‫ ‮‬Other

ACCESS PROJECT REGISTRATION FORM Participant First and Last Name______________________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________ City_______________________State/Zip_______________ Home Phone ______________________________________________ E-Mail Address__________________________________ Is one-on-one assistance required? *Yes _____ No _____*If yes, a caregiver must accompany participant! Staff Name_____________________________________________________________ Staff Fee (please enclose)____________ Group Home Name & Address_______________________________________________________________________________ ‫ ‮‬I do not want my name & picture in press releases, promotions, publications. Accommodations required: Activity Name Date Location Fee ‫ ‮‬Wheelchair/Mobility Access ‫ ‮‬ASL Interpreter ‫ ‮‬Other (please list)_________________________ Any condition the instructor needs to be aware of: __________________________________________ __________________________________________ Emergency Contact: (required) _____________________________________________ Total _____________________________________________ Make checks payable to Community Education, mail registration/payment to 1897 Delaware Ave., Mendota Heights, MN 55118 Complete if paying by Credit Card: ‫ ‮‬Visa ‫ ‮‬MasterCard ‫ ‮‬Discover Card Number: ___________-____________-____________-____________ Expiration Date: ________/________ Name on Card: _________________________________________________Amount $:_________________________________ Signature: _____________________________________________________Date:_____________________________________

Para una lista completa de clases e información de inscripción en español, visite el sitio 3

JULY & AUGUST EVENTS Summer Social Dance

Jam out to good music with your friends. Get ready to hang out and dance the night away!. We’ll also have a photo booth area where you can strike a pose. Pop and water will be available for purchase. No cost for caregivers to attend. Preregistration is not required but appreciated.

Guidelines for Access Project Dances

Friday, July 28 6 pm-9 pm #1055-S17 1 session - $6 Garlough Environmental Magnet School, WSP 1740 Charlton Street, WSP

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Alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited on school grounds. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. There will be pop and water available for purchase. Be respectful of each other’s personal space. Participants requiring support during the dances (physical or behavioral issues, medication administration, personal care needs or assistance with dancing) must be accompanied by a caregiver. • Walk-ins are welcome and will be asked to fill out a registration form.

Card Making

Everyone loves receiving a card. Join us to make a variety of colorful cards to give to friends and family. Cost of materials is included in the fee. No cost for caregivers to assist. Instructor: Patty Krause Monday, August 14 4-5 pm #1002-S17 1 session - $10 Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave, MH


Come have a fun night of bowling with your friends. Get ready to put on your bowling shoes and get ready for a strike! Bring money for snacks and drinks. There is no cost for caregivers to assist, but if they play, they will need to register as well. Friday, August 25th 4-6 pm #1056-S17 1 Session- $10 Drkula’s Bowl, 6710 Cahill Ave., IGH 4

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