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Access Project Office 1897 Delaware Ave. Mendota Heights, MN 55118

Hayley Ball 651-403-8312

Access Project Assistant 651-403-8317

Register by phone 651-403-8313 or online at


Monthly Events 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 caregivers. Pre-registration 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

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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

Fitness Fun

Zumba Gold

Thursdays, Feb. 16-March 16 5-6 pm #1072-W17 4 sessions - $25 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

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

Join us for a fun hour of exercise and excitement! This 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


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


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 session - $12 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Card Making

Bandana Bracelets

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

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

4-5 pm 1 session - $10 Monday, Feb. 6 #1002-W17A Monday, March 13 #1002-W17B Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Tuesday, Feb. 21 5-6 pm #1086-W17 1 session - $10 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Walking Buddies 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

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 Monday- Thursday from 6-9 PM (VMCC hours are 7 am- 2 pm in the West Rink.) Caregivers must also register to participate.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 6-7:30 pm #1022-W17 1 session - $12 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Wednesdays, Feb. 15-March 15 6-7 pm #1080-W17 5 sessions - $10 participant Henry Sibley High School, MH $5 caregiver

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating



• 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. • Besides Branchout Hangout, pre-registration is required for all classes. 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: ‫ ‮‬Male Race:

‫ ‮‬Female

‫ ‮‬Asian

‫ ‮‬Black/African American

‫ ‮‬American Indian/Alaska Native

‫ ‮‬Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

‫ ‮‬White

‫ ‮‬Latino/Hispanic

‫ ‮‬Two or more races

‫ ‮‬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




Wheelchair/Mobility Access

‫ ‮‬ASL Interpreter ‫ ‮‬Other (please list)_________________________ Any condition the instructor needs to be aware of: __________________________________________ __________________________________________


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

MARCH & APRIL EVENTS 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

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

Button Art

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 5-6 pm #1082-W17 1 session- $10 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP


Independent School District 197 Community Education 1897 Delaware Ave. Mendota Heights, MN 55118





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