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COMMUNITY EDUCATION Serving Residents of the South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School Districts


INSIDE: Family Programs, pg. 3 Culinary Arts, pg. 12

Fitness, pg. 13-16 Special Events, pg. 21




Family Programs Adult Basic Education Access Project Boomers, More or Less Creative Arts Culinary Arts Fitness Home & Garden Hobbies Money Matters Personal Growth Technology Special Events Wellness/World Language Tax/Driver Safety

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

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YOUTH PROGRAMS School-Age Care Aquatics/ACT Prep Drivers Education Youth Enrichment

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GENERAL INFORMATION Facility Locations & Use Registration

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

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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 2 JANUARY JANUARY -- APRIL APRIL 2018 2018

Meet the TriDistrict Community Education Directors! What is TriDistrict Community Education? TriDistrict Community Education serves residents of the South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, and West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan school districts. TriDistrict Community Education has new leadership!

Jeanne Zehnder South St. Paul



Lisa Grathen West St. PaulMendota HeightsEagan

Barbara Pierce Inver Grove Heights

Jeanne, Lisa and Barbara have been selected to lead the TriDistrict Community Education Department following the retirement of Dr. Bernadette McKenzie in June. Together, the three new Community Education Directors are working with the TriDistrict staff to continue our history of providing inspiring and high quality opportunities for learning experiences in the Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, and West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan school districts. We’ve put together some exciting opportunities for the community this winter, take a few minutes to browse our catalog and find a new activity to spark your passion. If you are interested in getting involved in TriDistrict Community Education in volunteer or leadership opportunities please contact your local director.

Join Our TriDistrict Community Education Advisory Council! We are seeking applications from community members who wish to help provide quality lifelong learning opportunities for all residents. Membership consists of up to 21 citizens and community members, school district employees and municipal representatives. If you are interested please contact one of our Directors or visit us online at The advisory council application can be found under “About Us/Advisory Council”


Family Fun with The Raptor Center

Bring the whole family for a morning of fun and STEM learning. The Raptor Center will be presenting their program Raptors of Minnesota, where you'll explore the different raptors found in Minnesota and their role in the environment. Participants learn the three key features of all raptors and learn why they are different from other birds.This program will be FREE to all but preregistration is appreciated due to capacity. We’ll also be collecting nonperishable food and hygiene items at this event to donate to the Neighbors Inc. Food Shelf. Saturday, March 31 #5752-W18 Kaposia Education Center, SSP

10-11 am 1 session - FREE

Uptown Funk - Line Dance

Grab some friends and enjoy an hour of fun, “funky” dance moves to the energetic Bruno Mars song that will have you dancing the night away! Instructor: Monica Mohn Thursday, Jan. 25 #6254-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-7 pm 1 session - $10

Zumba Family Fitness

Zumba Fitness is an energetic dance-based cardio class which uses a synthesis of Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-followmoves. You’ll wonder how a workout can be so much fun with the entire family! Instructor: Key Fitness Fridays, Feb. 2 - March 9 #6259-W18A

5:30-6:15 pm 6 sessions - $72/Family of 5

Fridays, March 16 - April 20 #6259-W18B Key Fitness, 780 S Plaza Drive, MH

5:30-6:15 pm 6 sessions - $72/Family of 5

Valentine’s Cookies - Yum Yum!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! What a fun time you will have baking the pre-made dough into heart-shaped cookies and decorating them so you will be all ready for Valentine’s Day. You may even want to give some as gifts! Working in teams of 4 (2 adults -2 kids) we will bake and decorate with pretty frosting and trims. Each registered pair of 2 will take home 3 dozen decorated cookies. A $13 supply fee per pair is due to the instructor in class. Saturday, Feb. 10 #5257-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

10 am-1 pm 1 session - $25/per pair

Horses Building Stronger Families

Bring the family for this 2 hour event of horse activities! In this beautiful, heated facility, you will experience “Heartland Style” horse training in real time, riding English and Western, roping, reining and more! Old or young, experience or none, what a great activity to do as a family. Please bring a bicycle or riding helmet and wear jeans or riding pants. Instructor: Michelle Michaud - Cornerstone on the Vermillion Saturday, Feb. 3 #5256-W18A

10 am-12 pm 1 session - $125/family of 2 & $40/ additional family member

Saturday, Feb. 24 10 am-12 pm #5256-W18B 1 session - $125/family of 2 & $40/ additional family member Cornerstone on the Vermillion - 4650 E. 200 Street, Hastings

Family Luminary Lit Snowshoe Trail of Fun

Join us at Thompson County Park to enjoy the park and trails at night with the stars overhead. Enjoy our Minnesota winter at night! We will have one loop lit with ice luminaries to follow throughout the park, but you can enjoy the whole park. Gather by the bonfire for ghost stories, hot chocolate, and roasted marshmallows afterward. Fee includes snowshoes, but you can also bring your own. Dress in layers, bring a headlamp, and wear winter boots. Instructor: Wahoo! Adventures Friday, Feb. 16 6:30-8 pm #6258-W18 1 session - $15/person Thompson Park Activity Center, WSP

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 21 9-11 am #6753-W18 1 session - FREE Thompson County Park, 360 Butler Avenue E., WSP JANUARY JANUARY -- APRIL APRIL 2018 2018



SSABE offers programs for adults to improve their skills so they can move ahead in their jobs, prepare for future education or improve their daily lives.

A dult B asic E ducation C lasses (GED Prep and Basic Skills)


TEAS prep for pre-nursing students at Inver Hills Community College

This program is offered in partnership with Inver Hills Community College and South Suburban ABE and is free of charge for currently enrolled IHCC pre-nursing students. The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) preparation is to help you build and refresh your skills in the areas of the TEAS: English (grammar and punctuation), reading, math, and science (human body systems, cell biology, basic chemistry, scientific method).

Math: Monday & Wednesday, 9 am - 12 pm Reading/Writing: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9 am - 12 pm Reading/Writing: Tuesday, 6 - 8 pm Math: Thursday, 6pm - 8 pm


Math: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:45 am - 12 pm Reading/Writing: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 8:45 am - 12 pm


Reading/Writing/Math GED Lab: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 pm - 8 pm

English Learner Classes Levels 1 & 2: Monday-Friday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Levels 3 & 4: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am & 10:30 am Pre-Lit through Level 6: Monday & Wednesday

6 - 8 pm

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

Adult Education and GED Preparation will help you:


Inver Hills Library Wentworth Library

1-3 pm 1-3 pm

Open Computer Lab

English Learning Language Classes

• Obtain your GED • Prepare for post secondary • Move ahead in your career • Help you child with homework

Do you need a refresher or learn basic of computers and computer skills? In this course you can expect to learn how: • To navigate around a computer • To use basic computer features • To use a variety of function keys work for efficiency • To navigate the Internet and more! For more information, please call 651-306-3632. To register, please call the Dakota County Workforce Center at 651-554-5955. This program is offered in partnership with Minnesota WorkForce Center, Dakota County Library and South Suburban Adult Basic Education. Feb. 13, 15, 20 Apr. 17, 19, 23

ABE Center:


Free Basic Computer Skills classes at Inver Glen (Adults 18 and older)

This lab is offered only to current South Suburban ABE students to work on class assignments. Chrome books available for use in the classroom. Students will sign in and out in the South Suburban Adult Basic Education main office located at 517 Marie Avenue. This is intended to be an independent lab. Monday through Thursday 1-3:30 pm South Suburban ABE main office 517 Marie Avenue

Navigation Services available to current South Suburban ABE Students Call 651-306-3632 to schedule an appointment. Our Navigator will: • Communicate the benefits of education • Assist students by assessing their strengths, interest’s and challenges • Provide academic and career advising and case management • Enable students to move along their education or career path • Connects students to Community Resources

CLASES DE INGLÉS Las clases nuevas comienzan cada mes

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION Information and Volunteer Opportunities Linda Jacobs-Buse 651-306-3632

¡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.

Pasos para inscribirse

99Llame al teléfono 651-306-3632 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.

ABE Manager Jeanne Zehnder South St. Paul Community Education Director Locations

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 2500 80th St. E., Inver Grove Heights

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 improve reading, writing and parenting skills, while children build school-readiness skills through a variety of activities in the early childhood classroom. A partnership between SSP/WSP ECFE and South Suburban Adult Basic Education JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Adults with Disabilites

Pick up a flyer listing all activities 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

Snack Attack

To Register

Call 651-403-8313 or online at

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

Snack attack is back and better than ever! We’re bringing you new tasty recipes for you to cook at home that are not only delicious but healthy. Learn how to make delectable apple crisp and/or individual pizzas. Instructor: Hayley Ball Monday, Jan. 29 4-5 pm #1006 -W18 1 session - $12 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

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 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 Friday, Jan. 12 #1070-W18A

6-9 pm 1 Session - $6

Friday, Feb. 16 #1070-W18B

6-9 pm 1 Session - $6

Friday, March 16 #1070-W18C

6-9 pm 1 Session - $6

Friday, April 20 6-9 pm #1070-W18D 1 Session - $6 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP


Come have a fun night of bowling with your friends. Join us for 2 games of bowling and be ready for a strike! Automatic bumpers and bowling ramps are available by request. Bring money for snacks and drinks. There is no cost for caregiver to assist but if they'd like to play independently they will also need to register. Transportation is not provided; meet at Concord Lanes. Preregistration is required. Instructor: Access Project Staff Saturday, Feb. 3 2-4 pm #1056-W18 1 Session - $12 Concord Lanes, 365 Concord Exchange N, SSP

Can Can Wonderland Mini Golf Card Making

Everyone enjoys 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 Tuesday, Jan. 23 4-5 pm #1002-W18 1 Session- $10 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP


You won’t want to miss out on this artsy mini-golf filled fun-house. Can Can Wonderland Mini Golf has 18 holes, each designed by local artists. The course begins with a State Fair themed hole number 1, moves into a natural disaster hole and ends with what was formerly known as the world's longest hole. You can even enjoy playing some vintage arcade games so bring your quarters if you plan to play or enjoy a free game of ping pong. Transportation is provided. Meet at the Branch Out Building. Preregistration is required. Instructor: Access Project Staff Thursday, Feb. 8 6-8:30 pm #1045 -W18 1 Session - $25 participant $18 caregiver Pick up/Drop off at Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

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. Branch Out Building

A Night at the Movies

Enjoy pizza, pop, and a movie with friends on a big screen at Henry Sibley High School. We’ll vote on a newly released title! Bring a friend, kick back and enjoy a fun night at the movies. Preregistration is not required but appreciated. Instructor: Hayley Ball Friday, February 23 6-8 pm #1021 -W18 1 session - $8 Henry Sibley, 1897 Delaware Ave, MH

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Enchanted Evening - Access Project Prom

Get all dressed up and be ready to dance the night away at the beautiful Dakota Lodge. Refreshments will be served for guests and we’ll also have a photo booth area where you can strike a pose. Bring that special someone or a friend and get ready to make lifelong memories. No cost for caregivers to attend. Preregistration is not required but appreciated. We’d like to thank Signal Garage Auto Care for their generous sponsorship of our event. Instructor: Access Project Staff

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. 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.

Paint Chip Art

Join us in making a decorative bookmark and set of earrings using recycled paint chip samples. Bring your creativity in designing these two items that you can keep for yourself or give as a Mother’s Day gift. No cost for caregivers. Instructor: Access Project Staff Tuesday, April 24 5-6pm #1003 -W18 1 Session - $12 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Friday, March 9 6-9 pm #1055-W18 1 session - $6 Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane, WSP

Karaoke Night

Come join your friends for some fun and share your talents at our Karaoke Night. We will have some of your favorite songs to choose from. Don’t want to sing? Then come and dance while your friends provide the music. Refreshments provided. No cost for caregiver. Instructor: Access Project Staff Wednesday, March 21 6-8 pm #1014-W18 1 Session - $6 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Spring Cake Pops

Make your spring sweeter with these Spring Cake Pops! Moist bites of cake and frosting are made into lollipops. As the artist, you’ll be decorating 5 cake pops that you can enjoy or share with a friend. Instructor: Access Project Staff Monday, April 9 5-6 pm #1023-W18 1 Session - $12 Branch Out Building, 150 Marie Ave E, WSP

Wabasha Street Cave Tour

Come hear and see the history of these sandstone caves as seen on the History Channel “Secret Passages”. You will explore the original mined caves and see the finished caves. Hear the legends of the massacres and ghostly lore in the most unique setting from Chicago to San Francisco. This is an approximate 45 minute walking tour and is wheelchair accessible. Transportation is not provided. Meet at The Wabasha Street Caves. Instructor: Access Project Staff Thursday, April 26 4:45-6 pm #1026-W18 1 Session - $13 participant/$10 caregiver Wabasha Street Caves, 215 Wabasha St S, St. Paul JANUARY - APRIL 2018


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


Register online at or over the phone by calling 651-403-8313 or 651-403-8300.

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

Boomers More or Less Advisory Council

Tap Dance

If you took dance as a child, you would be surprised how much it is like riding a bike and how you have not forgotten as much as you think. If you’re new to tap but always wanted to tap, this is your chance. Learn the basics and a complete routine in this class. Dance is a top rated exercise because it is social, physical, and a great brain activity. Any leather bottom shoe will do, or dust off those tap shoes and wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Stephanie Stockton Wednesdays, Jan. 24-April 25 #6961-W18 Moreland Elementary, WSP No class March 28

6:30-7:30 pm 13 sessions - $75

Guided Experiential Meditation

This unique meditation format goes beyond mere relaxation to unlock your potential for living a richer, more inspired life. In just 60 minutes of guided visualization, you’ll experience a potent fusion of ancient and modern awareness techniques that empower you to refocus your precious energy reserves on personal growth and transformation. As a result, you’ll tune in to greater opportunities for positive change in your relationships, health and more. Transition from this class into an easy, deep night's sleep. Instructor: Incorporate Yoga - Erin Anderson Mondays, Jan. 29-April 23 #6910-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH No class Feb 19 and march 26

7:30-8:30 pm 11 sessions - $125

Balance/Chair Yoga

Increasing balance and flexibility will help improve your life! Enjoy this gentle 60 minute Yoga class where you remain seated or standing the entire time. This class will provide you tools to help increase your balance for the winter and become more flexible. Better balance will leads to less chance fof falling and better reaction time if you trip. Your flexibility will be better and your body will feel more fluid. As an added bonus – many people report deeper sleep after they do a Chair Yoga class! Instructor: Incorporate Yoga - Molly Strafford Mastey Section A Wednesdays, Jan. 31-Feb. 21 #6920-W18A


Section B Wednesdays, March 7-April 18 #6920-W18B No class March 28 JANUARY - APRIL 2018

6-7 pm 5 sessions - $45 6-7 pm 6 sessions - $65

Garlough Environmental Magnet School, WSP

Retro Board Game Night

Join us for an evening with friends to play treasured games from the past. We’ll have many fun games, including Parcheesi, Pictionary, Clue, Battleship, Candy Land, Mystery Date, Scrabble, and a few others. Preregistration isn’t required but appreciated. Enjoy one of the many delicious beverages that will be for sale from our friends at Amore Coffee while reliving some wonderful childhood memories. Thursday, Feb. 1 6:30-8:30 pm #6930-W18 1 session - $5 Amore Coffee - 879 Smith Ave S, WSP

Silver Spurs - Horseback Riding Group

Connect with horses and experience youth all over again! The horses at Cornerstone on the Vermillion would love to partner with you and are grateful for time spent grooming and riding. These magnificent creatures will bring out the kid in you again! Enjoy a heated riding facility while you build confidence and enjoy camaraderie and new friendships! Please bring a bicycle/riding helmet and wear jeans or riding pants. Instructor: Michelle Michaud - Cornerstone on the Vermillion Tuesdays, Feb. 6-March 13 2-3 pm #6925-W18 6 sessions - $300 Cornerstone on the Vermillion - 4650 E. 200 Street, Hastings

Do You Know Your Medicare ABC’s & D?

This class provides information on what medical services are and are not covered by Medicare. It also discusses the premiums, coinsurance, deductible costs, when & how to enroll in Medicare and supplemental insurance policies. This class is directed toward people who are becoming eligible for Medicare but also for those who are assisting older relatives or friends. Instructor: Linda Walker Wednesday, Feb. 7 #6926-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-8:30 pm 1 session - $12

Minnesota State Capitol Tour

Join us for a guided tour to see the restoration effort up close and get an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture, and state government. Some highlights include the second-largest selfsupported marble dome in the world, decorative art, murals, and paintings restored to original 1905 patterns and colors. And weather permitting, walk to the Quadriga (golden horses) on the roof. A portion of proceeds is donated to the Minnesota Historical Society. Tours begin at the Capitol Information and Tour Center located in Room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance. Transportation is not provided. Instructor: Minnesota Historical Society Saturday, Feb. 10 10-11 am #6927-W18 1 session - $12 Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St. Paul

Classic Movie Night

Interested in an affordable evening out with friends or that special someone? Join us for a movie night at Henry Sibley High School where we’ll be screening, “The Last Time I Saw Paris” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson. Your ticket price will include one bag of popcorn and other concessions will be for sale at the event. Preregistration is appreciated but not required. Friday, March 16 #6931-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-9 pm 1 session - $5

Natural Sleep Strategies - Beauty Rest for All

Are you waking up feeling more beast instead of beauty? Insomnia, middle of the night awakening, and poor sleep quality affect everyone. In this course, you will learn about sleep hygiene and steps to a natural, restful sleep. Course uses lecture and hands on practice of using holistic mind and body techniques. You will learn common challenges to sleep, analyze factors in your life that are impacting your own sleep, design a plan for better sleep and identify which holistic techniques you can use to get your beauty rest. A supply fee of $2 is due to the instructor in class. Instructor: Monica Peterson, MSW, LICSW, MA Monday, March 19 #6929-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8:30 pm 1 session - $25

Galloping Boomers - A Day of Equestrian Fun

Working hard and enjoying mid life: This is for you. Step through a new door and enter the equestrian world and enjoy horse activities at Cornerstone on the Vermillion. While you've been inspiring others throughout your life, let us take time and inspire you and create new memories. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at horse training, enjoy horseback riding and learn to throw a lasso as if they were a rodeo professional. No experience with horses required. Please bring a bicycle/riding helmet and wear jeans or riding pants. Instructor: Michelle Michaud - Cornerstone on the Vermillion Saturday, April 14 1-4 pm #6928-W18 1 session - $100 Cornerstone on the Vermillion - 4650 E. 200 St, Hastings JANUARY - APRIL 2018 9 9


Adult Enrichment

Knitting: The Next Step

You can knit and purl...Now what? Come take the next step in knitting! In this class you will earn how to read charts and patterns, combine knit and purl stitches, and make a hat and scarf set. A supply list will be sent prior to the first class. Instructor: Suzanne Ross Thursdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 15 #5510-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP No class Feb 1

6:30-8:30 pm 4 sessions - $32

Knitting: 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. Instructor: Suzanne Ross Jan 22 - Cables Feb 26 - Right Twist

March 19 - Mock Cable April 23 - Slip Stitch

Mondays - Dates Above #5505-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

6:30-9 pm 1 session each - $9

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Knitting - Winter and Spring Studio

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good ball of yarn, and spring is when we finish our projects so we can get outside! This workshop is a time to relax and work on whatever project you have going. Ask the instructor for advice on stitches, yarn, sizing, techniques, etc. This class is open to knitters of all skill levels. Grab those unfinished projects or patterns for new ones and enjoy time with fellow knitters. Instructor: Suzanne Ross Tuesdays, Jan. 30-Feb. 27 #6504-W18A Henry Sibley High School, MH No class Feb 6

6:30-8:30 pm 4 sessions - $25

Tuesdays, March 13-April 24 #6504-W18B Henry Sibley High School, MH No class March 27 and April 3

6:30-8:30 pm 5 sessions - $27

Knitting: Hitchhiker’s Guide Scarf

The most important thing that any traveler should have is a towel - or scarf! - At least according to Douglas Adams, writer of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. This easy to make scarf has 42 scallops- and 42 is the answer to a very important question. Even if you haven’t read the book, you will enjoy making and wearing this scarf. Class is appropriate for knitters of all skill levels. A supply list will be sent prior to the start of class. Instructor: Suzanne Ross Thursday, Feb. 22 #5512-W18A

6:30-9 pm 1 session - $10

Thursday, March 1 #5512-W17B IGH Middle School, IGH

6:30-9 pm 1 session - $10


Adult Enrichment

Pallet Sign - DIY

Join your friends to make a unique wood pallet sign in this fun new class! In this hands-on, three hour workshop, you’ll be given a template and choose your own stain and paint colors to make it your own. All steps of the sign making process will be done by participants, including staining, painting and using power tools to put the sign together. All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor. Instructor: Nicole Reitsma - My Perfect Pallet LLC Saturday, Feb. 24 #6540-W18 Friendly Hills Middle School, MH

1-4 pm 1 session - $48

Glassblowing Fundamentals: Paperweights

Work with an instructor at Vandalia Glassworks to design and create a solid paperweight unique to you. The paperweight is the most fun and forgiving piece for first time glassblowers. You’ll learn basic fundamentals of glasswork including gathering, coloring, shaping, and transferring the piece off the pipe. Wear closed toe shoes, clothes you can get dirty, and dress in layers as the studio can get quite warm. Please note: you will pick up your paperweight at a later date from the ISD 197 District Office. Instructor: Bryce Borkhuis 10 am-1 pm 1 session - $60 #5530-W18A Saturday, March 10 #5530-W18B Saturday, March 24 Vandalia Glassworks - 550 Vandalia St, Suite 205, St. Paul

Paint Night - Superior Sunset

Grab a group of friends and do something unexpected from your typical afternoon. We’re partnering with Art and Elixir to bring you a fun afternoon painting your very own masterpiece, no matter what level of artistic skill you have! This great for beginners class, will reawaken the artist that lies within us all in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. Participants will receive all materials required to create your own masterpiece. You are welcome to purchase food and drink separately from Andiamo Italian Ristorante to get those creative juices flowing! Instructor: Art & Elixir Saturday, March 24 3-6 pm #5554-W18 1 session - $45 Andiamo Italian Ristorante, 1629 Lena Court, Eagan

Knitting: Slip Stitch Designs

Sometimes you knit a stitch… and sometimes you don’t. In this class we will learn how to create beautiful designs by NOT knitting every stitch. During the first session, we will learn how to make and use slip-stitch knitting to plan a project of your choosing: scarf, hat, mittens, pillows, afghans, and more. Bring scrap yarn and needles to the first class to practice stitches. Instructor:Suzanne Ross Thursdays, April 5-26 #5513-W18 IGH Middle School, IGH

6:30-8:30 pm 4 sessions - $32 JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Adult Enrichment

Spring Cookie Bouquet Class

Students will learn how to decorate fancy spring themed cookies and arrange them in a beautiful cookie bouquet. This arrangement will contain 10 large cookies. There is a $15 supply fee payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Diana Hirte Thursday, March 29 #5607-W18 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-8 pm 1 session - $30

Greek Dinner Advanced Buttercream Cake Decorating Class

Boarders, ruffles and flowers will be the main focus of this class. The students will use their skills to decorate 8 cupcakes in the first class and an 8” layer cake in the second week. There is a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Diana Hirte Mondays, Jan. 29-Feb. 5 #5612-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

6-8 pm 2 sessions - $35

Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate

Join us in preparing a sumptuous feast including the national soup (Soupa Avgolemono - a lemon flavored chicken soup). The menu is rounded out with a flaming cheese appetizer (Saganaki), plus an eggplant appetizer, Zucchini with ground lamb (Moussaka) is a wonderful variation from the better known eggplant dish. You’ll also master spinach rolls in filo (Spanakopita) and walnut cake with orange syrup (Karidopita). Maybe we’ll add another menu item or two, join us to find out! A supply fee of $13 is due to the instructor in class. Instructor: Laurel Severson Thursday, April 5 #6605-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-9 pm 1 session - $30

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Create, taste in class and then take home the many rich samples of recipes. Later, at home, select your favorite recipe, add candles and make a memorable (and delicious) treat for the sweetheart in your life. Remember...chocolate is great anytime! A supply fee of $13 is due to the instructor in class. Instructor: Laurel Severson

Mother’s Day Fruit Bouquets

Thursday, Feb. 8 #5614-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Saturday, May 12 #5209-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

6-9 pm 1 session - $30

Traditional Southern Cooking - A Dinner

Beginning in the 1690's, food in the U.S. deep south was heavily influenced by early settlers from France, Germany and Spain. Slaves from Senegal, Africa, then Cuban refugees and Cajuns from Nova Scotia, Canada also contributed to the medley of flavors using the wealth of local seafood, vegetables, poultry, livestock and pecans. 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. And we may add a few more recipes to add to your repertoire. A supply fee of $15 is due to the instructor in class. Instructor: Laurel Severson Thursday, March 1 #6619-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-9 pm 1 session - $30


Each student will learn how to make a beautiful Fruit Bouquet using fresh pineapple, melons, chocolate covered strawberries and other fruit. This will be a great addition to any Mother’s Day Celebration. There is a $15 supply fee payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Diana Hirte 10 am-12 pm 1 session - $25


Adult Enrichment

Tai Chi Chih

T’ai Chi Chih is ‘Joy thru Movement’, a moving meditation. In this class you will learn 19 gentle, slow movements and one pose. Benefits reported are better balance and circulation, reduced stress, regulated blood pressure, improved focus, creativity and flexibility. This inner discipline can be done by anyone regardless of age and it is easy and fun to do! Comfortable clothing is recommended. Instructor: Jamie Erickson Tuesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27 #6251-W18A Henry Sibley High School, MH No class Feb. 6

6-7 pm 5 sessions - $45

Tuesdays, March 6-April 10 #6251-W18B Somerset Elementary School, MH No class March 27

6-7 pm 5 sessions - $45

Les Mills Body Pump

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically-proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more. Instructor: Key Fitness Tuesdays, Jan. 30 - March 6 #6264-W18A

6:30-7:30 pm 6 sessions - $72

Tuesdays, March 13 - April 17 #6264-W18B Key Fitness, 780 S. Plaza Dr, MH

6:30-7:30 pm 6 sessions - $72


Cardio Kickboxing

This high-energy traditional aerobics class is infused with fun kickboxing drills and combos designed to burn calories, get your heart pumping and work your muscles - head to abs to toes. Instructor: Key Fitness Mondays, Jan. 29-March 5 #6263-W18A

5:30-6:15 pm 6 sessions - $72

Mondays, March 12 - April 16 #6263-W18B Key Fitness, 780 S. Plaza Dr, MH

5:30-6:15 pm 6 sessions - $72

Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Instructor: Key Fitness Wednesdays, Jan. 31 - March 7 #6265-W18A

7:45-8:30 pm 6 sessions - $72

Wednesdays, March 14 - April 18 #6265-W18B Key Fitness, 780 S. Plaza Dr, MH

7:45-8:30 pm 6 sessions - $72

Core & Pelvic Floor Strengthening

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. Class includes 30 minutes of cardio and stretching and 30 minutes of strengthening exercises. Bring a fitness mat. Instructor: Angela Croisant Wednesdays, Jan. 31 - March 7 #5290-W18A No class Feb. 7

6:30-7:30 pm 5 sessions - $45

Wednesdays, March 14 - April 25 #5290-W18B No class March 28 & April 18 Hilltop Elementary, IGH

6:30-7:30 pm 5 sessions - $45 JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Adult Enrichment

Fitness To Go

"Have you wanted to get a personal trainer but couldn't afford the high price tag? Look no further, this fitness class is like no other. Join this class to exercise AND take home a 30 minute fitness program that you will be accountable to practice for an entire week. Meet weekly for a demonstration, Q&A, and to practice the program. Exercises will include cardiovascular activity, strength training and stretches. Your fitness programs will utilize fitness equipment and/or items that you probably already have in your home! Your weekly 30 minute program will be delivered after class via email in video format." Instructor: Angela Croisant Wednesdays, Jan. 31 - March 7 #5283-W18A Skip date: 2/7

7:40-8:30 pm 5 sessions - $45

Wednesdays, March 14 - April 25 #5283-W18B Skip dates: 3/28 & 4/18 Hilltop Elementary, IGH

7:40-8:30 pm 5 sessions - $45

Walking Buttons

Henry Sibley High School, South St. Paul High School, Simley High School and Veterans Memorial Community Center (VMCC) will be open for indoor walking, allowing you a fitness option at an affordable price and in comfortable conditions, regardless of the weather! The cost is $5. The one-time fee includes a Walking Button that must be worn while walking and is good through the spring of 2018. The indoor walking times by location are as follows: Simley High School, South St. Paul High School and Henry Sibley High School Monday-Thursday from 6-9 pm Veterans Memorial Community Center Monday-Friday 7am-2 pm in the West Rink

Walking buttons can be purchased at ISD 197, ISD 199, South St. Paul Community Education office, Thompson Park Activity Center, Veterans Memorial Community Center, and Central Square Community Center.

Boot Camp Fitness

Join fitness boot camp to get the most of your time and energy in one workout! Classes will include calisthenics, bodyweight exercises, interval training and strength training. Designed with exercises and fun equipment that will make you feel like both an athlete and kid again. Modifications provided for any exercise. Bring a fitness mat. Instructor: Angela Croisant Thursdays, Feb. 1 - March 8 #5216-W18A No class Feb 8

Thursdays, March 15 - April 26 #5216-W18B Hilltop Elementary, IGH No class March 29 & April 19


6:30-7:30 pm 5 sessions - $45 6:30-7:30 pm 5 sessions - $45


Zumba Fitness

Zumba Fitness is an energetic dance-based cardio class which uses a synthesis of Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-followmoves. You’ll wonder how a workout can be so much fun! Instructor: Key Fitness Thursdays, Feb. 1-March 8 #6266-W18A

6:30-7:30 pm 6 sessions - $72

Thursdays, March 15-April 19 #6266-W18B Key Fitness, 780 S. Plaza Dr, MH

6:30-7:30 pm 6 sessions - $72

Adult Enrichment

Romance for Two - Dance Workshop

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so why not start the romance early? This workshop takes your old “Swing and Sway” and spices it up with simple, easy romantic moves. You’ll be spinning, turning and twirling together before you know it and you’ll feel comfortable dancing in any setting. By the end of the session… you won’t want to let go! This class is for couples only please. Instructor: Monica Mohn Thursday, Jan. 25 #6214-W18 Somerset Elementary School, MH

7-9 pm 1 session - $32/couple

Aqua Fit

Walk or run in both shallow and deep water for aerobic conditioning with increased resistance and decreased impact. Flotation 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. Instructor: Liz Connelly Tuesdays, Jan. 30-April 3 #6212-W18 Heritage Middle School, WSP No class Feb. 6, 27 & Mar. 27

7:30-8:30 pm 5 sessions - $56

Kettlebell Training

Addictive and results-driven, this will quickly become your new favorite class. Kettlebell training is different than other forms of weight training as many parts of the body are exercised simultaneously for a fusion of strength and effective cardiovascular training. Instructor: Key Fitness Saturdays, Feb. 3-March 10 #6267-W18A

8:30-9:30 am 6 sessions - $72

Saturdays, March 17-April 21 #6267-W18B Key Fitness, 780 S. Plaza Dr, MH

8:30-9:30 am 6 sessions - $72

Gentle Yoga

Join us for a Gentle Yoga Flow class. We will move just enough to feel like your body was exercised but not so much that you won’t feel relaxed. This class will go through a series of poses that you can use in your everyday life to create more peace, vitality, flexibility and connection. We will also offer some breathwork and a simple meditation. We welcome first time Yogi’s or experienced Yogi’s! Instructor: Incorporate Yoga - Ali Christensen Tuesdays, March 6-April 24 #6308-W18 Moreland Magnet School, WSP No class March 27

6:30-7:30 pm 7 sessions - $77 JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Adult Enrichment


- The Human body has 650 muscles. - For every pound of muscle gained, the body burns 50 extra calories every day! - The heart is the strongest muscle in the body.

Les Mills BodyStep

BodyStep is a class that lets you feel liberated and alive with the energizing step workout that pushes calorie burning systems into high gear. It uses simple movements on, over, and around the step. Instructor: Key Fitness Sundays, Feb. 4-March 11 #6268-W18A

3-4 pm 6 sessions - $72

Sundays, March 18-April 22 #6268-W18B Key Fitness, 780 S. Plaza Dr, MH

3-4 pm 6 sessions - $72

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Join us for a faster paced Vinyasa class that will incorporate breath work, strength exercises, and deep stretching. This class is designed for all levels – but come expecting a workout! You will leave this class feeling energized and peaceful. Wear comfortable pants and a snug shirt. Bring along a water bottle. Instructor: Incorporate Yoga - Amy Bieganek Saturdays, Jan. 27-March 3 #6205-W18A Henry Sibley High School, MH No class Feb 24

10-11 am 5 sessions - $55

Swing Dance Workshop

One night, one dance, a lifetime of fun! Now is the perfect time to try swing dancing! Monica Mohn uses her competitive dance experience to make the swing easy, with patterns you can use for years to come. This class is for couples only please. Instructor: Monica Mohn Thursday, March 22 7-9 pm #6255-W18 1 session - $32/couple Garlough Environmental Magnet School, WSP

Line Dance for Parties and Weddings

Cupid Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide and the Electric Slide. What do all of these have in common? They’re 3 fun line dances that will get you off your chair and onto the dance floor! You can learn them all in 1 easy hour. Isn’t it time to join the party? No partner needed for an entire evening of fun! Instructor: xxxxxx Thursday, March 22 6-7 pm #6256-W18 1 session - $10 Garlough Environmental Magnet School, WSP

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Wedding Dance Crash Course

You’ve thought about it, you meant to, but where’d the time go?! Worry no more! In this 2 hour workshop Monica Mohn, nominated by MNBride for “Best Wedding Dance Instruction” will guide you with fun moves and simple tips to have you feeling comfortable and looking great on your big day! Feel free to bring your special song. This class is for couples only please. Instructor: Monica Mohn Saturday, April 14 #6257-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

10 am-12 pm 1 session - $32/couple


Flowers for Pollinators: Growing Healthy Landscapes for Pollinator Friends

Adult Enrichment

Become inspired to create healthy pollinator habitats in your community by attending this presentation. Dive into the science of pollination with a U of MN Extension Master Gardener to discover what types of flowers not only make your garden beautiful but also bring pollinators. Learn how to identify the pollinators you will see in the neighborhood, and develop an understanding of the threat they face in our communities. You’ll leave empowered and inspired! Instructor: Paul Wood - U of MN Master Gardener Tuesday, April 17 #5856-W18 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-7:30 pm 1 session - $12

Home Orchid Care

Orchids have become a common house plant. Despite their delicate looks, they are a pretty rugged plant that can, with a little care survive and even re-bloom in a home environment. This class will teach you the basics of caring for your orchid. We’ll also spotlight the most common household orchids, the Phalaenopsis or, the Moth Orchid. This class covers the basic care requirements and teaches you additional steps to keep your orchid healthy so it will re-bloom. A word of caution however, orchids can become addicting! Instructor: Paul Wood - U of MN Master Gardener

Home Buying 101

Tuesday, Feb. 20 #5857-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

Tuesday, Jan. 23 #6819-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8 pm 1 session - $12

Purchasing a home is an exciting endeavor, but it can also be overwhelming and leave you wondering where to start? Whether you are a first time homebuyer or someone who has not purchased a home for many years -- this class is for you! We will help answer your questions, concerns and leave you feeling educated, inspired and confident to take the next step toward buying your future home when the time is right for you! Instructor: Megan Howard and Matthew Bernard 7-8 pm 1 session - $12

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 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! JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Adult Enrichment Acting for Everyone

Do you like to have fun? Do you want to develop life and communication skills, while building some self esteem? Join us and gain confidence while learning how to do theatre and film scenes, monologues, basic improvisation, TV commercials and some writing. There will also be information on how to become a professional performer. Instructor: Ed Noreen Wednesdays, Jan. 24-March 21 #6530-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH No class Fe 14

7-9 pm 8 sessions - $80

Lady’s Day at the Barn - Horse Riding

A special time to unwind and find the joy of being with horses where you encounter the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. Groom, ride, and connect with the horses in a variety of ways. Leave your cares behind and be a kid again! All level of abilities welcome. Socialize and enjoy hot beverages and snacks in the beautiful heated facility! Please bring a bicycle/riding helmet and wear jeans or riding pants. Instructor: Michelle Michaud - Cornerstone on the Vermillion Thursdays, Feb. 1-March 8 1:30-2:30 pm #6820-W18 6 sessions - $300 Cornerstone on the Vermillion - 4650 E. 200 Street, Hastings

Beginning Soap Making

Make your own crafted soaps, and get exactly what you want! You will learn how to use a slow cooker (supplied) for hot process soapmaking. At the end of class, you will have a completely handmade batch of 6-8 bars of soap, which will be ready to use the next day. Bring a container to pour/mold soap (e.g. clean, empty milk cartons, bread pans, and plastic food containers). A supply fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class. Instructor: Ann Marie Zeimetz Friday, Feb. 9 #6802-W18A

6-8 pm 1 session - $25

Friday, March 9 #6802-W18B Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8 pm 1 session - $25

The Joy of Fly Tying

Learn how to tie flies! In this class you will learn the techniques that will allow you to tie 95% of all trout, panfish and bass flies, and you’ll have fun doing it! All tools and materials are provided by the instructor. Take advantage of six hours of hands-on instruction from someone with over 30 years of personal and professional experience. Instructor: Scott Hanson Tuesdays, March 20-April 3 #5826-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

Group Horse Riding Lessons

World Show and Grand Prix expertise instruction in Western Performance and English Hunter Jumper riding. No matter your skill level or if you’ve never ridden a horse before, their show horses partner with the rider and will advance your abilities each time you ride. Enjoy riding in a beautiful, heated facility! Please bring a bicycle/riding helmet and wear jeans or riding pants. Instructor: Michelle Michaud - Cornerstone on the Vermillion Saturdays, Feb. 3-24 #6821-W18A

1-2 pm 4 sessions - $200

Mondays, March 5-26 #6821-W18B

7-8 pm 4 sessions - $200

Mondays, April 2-23 7-8pm #6821-W18C 4 sessions - $200 Cornerstone on the Vermillion - 4650 E. 200 Street, Hastings


6:30 pm -8:30 pm 3 sessions - $45

Women Strong, Cowgirl Strong

Courage, grit and determination… If you have never ridden a horse or are an excellent rider, this class is for you! Each participant will have the opportunity to develop their skills and challenge themselves through horse training, riding, roping, reining or show jumping. We look forward to each participant sharing their goals and aspirations while inspiring the Can Do Spirit in each of you! Ride one of the horses at the barn or bring your own! Please bring a bicycle/ riding helmet and wear jeans or riding pants. Instructor: Michelle Michaud - Cornerstone on the Vermillion Wednesday, April 4 #6824-W18A

6-9 pm 1 session - $100

Wednesday, April 11 6-9 pm #6824-W18B 1 session - $100 Cornerstone on the Vermillion - 4650 E. 200 Street, Hastings


Adult Enrichment

Foundation for Retirement

Optimizing Your Retirement

Planning for retirement today can pose unique challenges and requires a well planned strategy. How do I efficiently use my savings? How do I plan with inflation risk, market volatility or unexpected life events? Leave class with a retirement income distribution framework that accounts for time horizons, needs and goals. Instructor: Kevin Schwartz Thursday, Feb. 1 #6712-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-7 pm 1 session - $12

Sick of Annuities and Mutual Funds?

Want income, growth AND protection? Quit wasting time in annuities and mutual funds. Discover the wiser alternatives and receive unlimited, uncapped growth, FDIC principal protection, no penalties or surrender charges and they are IRA and 401K approved! Learn how to be at peace with your money and overcome the challenges of building wealth with a disciplined financial process designed to chart a straight course to your retirement goals. Instructor: Peter Taurinskas Tuesday, Feb. 27 #5730-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

We can help you discover more about planning a secure retirement than most people learn in a lifetime. This course blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals. Learn how to manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws. A 225-page illustrated textbook is included. Instructor: Matt Gulbransen Thursdays, April 5 & 12 #6730-W18A

6:30-9 pm 2 sessions - $30

Tuesdays, April 10 & 17 #6730-W18B Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-9 pm 2 sessions - $30

Standing Guard: Protecting What You’ve Worked For

Learn strategies designed to help guard valuable assets and protect pre and post retirement income. You will discuss the impact of longevity, withdrawal strategies, anticipating rising costs, reviewing life insurance/LTC protection, and health care cost concerns. Instructor: Stacey Bartelson Tuesday, April 10 #6709-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-7 pm 1 session - $12

7-8 pm 1 session - $12

Are you Ready for Retirement?: Answering the 5 Biggest Questions Every Retiree Has This class looks at five of the biggest question that people have as they approach retirement. We will explore key concerns such as social security, healthcare, inflation, 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 Tuesday, March 6 #5703-W18 Simley High School, IGH

7-8:30 pm 1 session - $12

Probate: To Be or Not To Be

Do you know what probate is? Do you know how to avoid it? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, you need this class! Explore the different options available to you as you make plans for the possessions you would like to leave to loved ones. The Probate Laws have changed in some recent years, so come hear the latest if you think you want your estate to avoid probate. Instructor: Andrew Lehner Thursday, March 15 #6708-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-8 pm 1 session - $12

How Do You Find AND Pay for a Great College?

What you thought you knew about college may no longer be true! How much will college cost your student? How will you help pay for it? How will your student find great colleges with large scholarships? Learn what the FAFSA is and how to complete it to your advantage. Realize the impact of the ACT and SAT. Find the answers to these questions and many more about the college search and process. Instructor: Alan Weinblatt Tuesday, April 17 #5705-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

6:30-8:30 pm 1 session - $12 JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Adult Enrichment

Writing Your Own Will

Having a will is important for married couples, singles and divorced people. If you are without a will, the laws of Minnesota and a Judge will make all the decisions regarding your estate. Learn about estates and wills and prepare a legal will in class. Receive instructions and a professionally prepared form, have access to witnesses and a notary public. Prior to class, review the information mailed to you. The will form is designed for individual use; couples cannot share this form. This class is appropriate for people that have an estate of less than $2M, including life insurance and do not own a business. Instructor: Teresa Molinario Thursday, Feb. 8 #5418-W18 IGH Simley High School, IGH

6-9 pm 1 session - $60

Write Your Own Health Care Directive

Have you heard of a Health Care Directive or “Living Will”? These are critically important documents that afford you the option to decide who you would like to advocate for you if you ever become unable to do so for yourself. It also allows you to state your preferences in health care. You can leave with directives in place! Instructor: Andrew Lehner Thursday, Feb. 8 #5430-W18A South St. Paul High School, SSP

6:30-8 pm 1 session - $12

Thursday, April 12 #5430-W18B South St. Paul High School, SSP

6:30-8 pm 1 session - $12

The Psychology of Persuasion 10 Laws of Persuasion

How do you get people to say and think yes? What would really happen if you could gain compliance almost as often as you want?! In this class, you will discover the 10 laws of persuasion that ethically influence others to your way of thinking. The ability to communicate persuasively is a skill that can be used in all aspects of your personal and business life. Instructor: Joshua Gretz Wednesday, March 28 #6465-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-8:30 pm 1 session - $50

TECHNOLOGY Microsoft Word - Introduction

This course will teach students the basic concepts required to produce professional looking business documents. You’ll learn valuable skills to create, edit, and format various types of documents. Learn how to navigate the Ribbon, enter and edit text, format lists, work with templates, and so much more! A student workbook is available to purchase from the instructor in class for $10. Computer experience in a Windows based environment is essential for attending this class session. Instructor: Georgia Ulmer Tuesday, Feb. 27 #5314-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

6 -8 pm 1 session - $32

Microsoft Word - Intermediate

In this class, students will further build on the skills acquired in the Introduction class. This class teaches students valuable skills for formatting long documents, using headers/footers, formatting tables and charts, using mail merge and more. A student workbook is available to purchase from the instructor in class for $10. Computer experience in a Windows based environment is essential for attending this class session. Instructor: Georgia Ulmer Tuesday, March 13 #5311-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

6-8 pm 1 session - $32

Microsoft Excel - Introduction

Microsoft Excel is a program that helps organize and calculate data. In this class you will learn basic Excel terminology, how to format and create worksheets, simple charts and basic formulas as well as entering and editing data. Computer experience in a Windows based environment is essential for attending this class session. Instructor: Georgia Ulmer


Wednesday, April 11 #6315-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8 pm 1 session - $32


Adult Enrichment

Thrifty Traveler Presents: Travel Hacks

Join us for a very special event with Jared Kamrowski, founder of Thrifty Traveler, a premier travel blog based in Minneapolis, MN. You’ll get top travel tips on booking the cheapest flights and accommodations as well as leveraging credit card travel rewards to travel for next to nothing. Stop dreaming about that destination on your bucket list and make it an affordable reality! Instructor: Jared Kamrowski Wednesday, Jan. 31 #6430-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Knowing your Muslim Neighbor

6-8 pm 1 session - $15

Knowing Your Muslim Neighbor

Misconceptions about Islam often feed into interaction with our neighbors -- countering Islamophobia requires education and emotional efforts. This class addresses both as Twin Cities is home to the largest Somali population in the United States. Instructor: Mashood Yunus Monday, Feb. 12 #5432-W18 IGH Middle School, IGH

6:30-9 pm 1 session - $12

Get to Know the Benefits Available to Veterans and their Dependents Did you or a family member serve in the United States military? There may be benefits you or a loved one may be entitled to receive. Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the various benefits and resources available to veterans and their dependents. The Dakota County Veteran Service Office will be providing a free seminar to discuss the basics of state and federal Veteran Administration benefits, along with other helpful resources, services and contacts. Instructor: Dakota County Veteran Services All sessions will run from 2-3 pm, 4th floor Veteran Services Offices. Thursday, Feb. 22: #6462-W18A Thursday, March 22: #6462-W18B Wednesday, April 25: #6462-W18C Northern Dakota County Service Center, 1 Mendota Rd, WSP

Como Zoo - Behind the Scenes Tour

Rise and shine with Como’s animals and see the zoo in a whole new light! Visit the zoo before hours and go behind-the-scenes. During your two-hour experience you’ll hear stories from Como’s fascinating 100 year past, make a special treat for their polar bears, come face-to-face with a hungry (and friendly) giraffe and meet one of the many zookeepers who make Como Zoo a world class facility. Preregistration is required. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Saturday, April 14 8:15-10:30 am #5465-W18 1 session -$45 Como Park Zoo & Conservatory - 1225 Estabrook Dr, St. Paul JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Adult Enrichment

Energetic Protection

From the stranger with road rage to the toxic family member, the world is full of people and situations that can drain your life force before you get the chance to use it for something amazing. This class offers practical awareness techniques and meditation tools to help you: Set healthy energetic boundaries at work, home and beyond; tap into your natural creativity, passion and purpose. Set authentic, actionable intentions for abundance and fulfillment. Instructor: Incorporate Yoga - Erin Anderson Tuesdays, Jan 30 - March 13 #5101-W18A No class Feb 2 & 20

6-7:15 pm 5 sessions - $85

Tuesdays, March 20 - April 24 #5101-W18B IGH Middle School, IGH No class March 27

6-7:15 pm 5 sessions - $85

Max Meditation

The Max Meditation System is specifically designed to teach you how to meditate, no matter your experience level. It uses breathing, deep-body relaxation, as well as passive, active and guided meditation. This system is unique and effective because of its fluid blend of meditation techniques from all over the world. Likened to a yoga class for the mind - this class is made up of 5 components designed as a complete system to ensure full relaxation. No experience is needed. Instructor: Incorporate Yoga - Erin Anderson Tuesdays, Jan 30 - March 13 #5102-W18A No class Feb 8 & 20

7:30-8:30 pm 5 sessions - $85

Tuesdays, March 20 - April 24 #5102-W18B IGH Middle School, IGH No class March 27

7:30-8:30 pm 5 sessions - $85

Intro to Essential Oils

Participants will learn the basics of essential oils from how they’re made, when to use them and so much more! Leave class with a special gift from the instructor. Instructor: Lien Tran-Doan Thursday, Feb. 1 #6110-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6:30-8 pm 1 session - $20

Enhance Your Mind Through Mindful Living

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention to our current moment experience. By becoming mindful, we learn to respond to our circumstances rather than react to them. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of mindful living while providing experiential opportunities that can be utilized in everyday life. This will be a fun filled hour with lots of activities and interaction. Instructor: Incorporate Yoga - Ginny Mackles Thursday, Feb. 1 #5103-W18 IGH Middle School, IGH

6-7 pm 1 session - $35


Food As Medicine: Your Food and Mood Connection

You are what you eat. Learn about foods that impact your anxiety, depression, stress and inflammation as well as principles for healthier eating. Take control of your health and be able to make food choices to help balance your mood. In this class, you’ll describe how food affects your mental health, understand how to eat foods to balance your mood, identify your own food rules and gain understanding about how stress and inflammation affect your body. Instructor is a trained mental health professional. A supply fee of $2 is due to the instructor in class. Instructor: Monica Peterson, MSW, LICSW, MA Tuesday, Feb. 20 #6105-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8:30 pm 1 session - $25

Thyroid Things You Need To Know

If you currently take thyroid medication but are gaining weight and still have a variety of symptoms, there’s more you need to know. Fatigue, weight gain, depression, anxiety, rising cholesterol levels, abnormal blood pressure, and heart palpitations are only some of the symptoms. We’ll discuss: how thyroid function can make any illness worse; 5 things that need to be measured but usually aren’t; why the #1 thyroid replacement may not be helping you; connection between thyroid, fibromyalgia and arthritis; foods that help or hinder; commonly misunderstood rules of how and when to take thyroid meds; environmental triggers and info you need to discuss with your doctor. This workshop is a source of information and should not be considered a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional. Instructor: Janice Novak Thursday, Feb. 22 #5118-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

6-7:30 pm 1 session - $32

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, bread, pastries, salty and greasy foods. Stop snacking and overeating. Stop smoking. Get motivated to exercise! 6 pm - Introduction for both weight loss and smoking cessation 7 pm - Weight Loss Hypnosis 8 pm - Stop Smoking Hypnosis Fee includes session, reinforcement tape and a lifetime membership for free future classes if reinforcement is desired. Part of the fee is donated to the American Lung and Heart Association. Instructor: Dr. Mary Fischer Monday, Feb. 26 #6108-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-9 pm 1 session - $60 for one topic $120 for two topics


Adult Enrichment

Metabolism Boosters & Busters


You’ve heard that a little bit of stress can be good for you. The justright amount, the adrenaline rush can power you through a long day at work, boost workouts and help complete your “to do” list. While it feels good to conquer the day, it feels better - and is more beneficial to your health - to relax. Rest and relaxation protects your heart, lowers your risk of catching a cold, boosts your memory, lowers your risk of stroke, lowers your risk of depression, and even stops weight gain. Learn techniques to use every day no matter how much time you have available. Walk away feeling…relaaaaaxed. This course includes a bio dot that you can use throughout the day to become aware of your stress levels. Instructor: Incorporate Yoga - Jill Borgerding Wednesday, March 7 #6109-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

In the past you probably could drop weight by cutting back on calories and exercising a bit more. But then suddenly the scale stops moving and you just can’t seem to lose weight. The GOOD news you could lose up to 20 pounds in a year - without eating less. Just by revving up your metabolism, you can burn more calories every day, lose fat, boost energy, feel stronger and more fit. In this class, you will learn 20 simple things you can do every day to boost your metabolism and burn as much as 30% more calories every day. Instructor: Janice Novak Wednesday, April 4 #6112-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-7:30 pm 1 session - $32

6-7 pm 1 session - $35

Overcome Your Carbohydrate Cravings

Do you crave starches, snack foods, and sweets? Do you find the more you eat, the more you want to eat? Is your snacking out control? In this workshop, your instructor will discuss a two week plan that will STOP your cravings (no kidding), help you lose weight and help keep your insulin levels balanced. Overcoming carb cravings is not a matter of willpower but a matter of biology. Learn how you can stop the vicious cycle of food cravings and weight gain. No Hype - Just the facts! Instructor: Janice Novak Tuesday, March 20 6-7:30 pm #6111-W18 1 session - $32 Henry Sibley High School, MH

Stress Less: Holistic Skills for Everyday Stress Management

Stress is the reason why zebras don’t get ulcers and humans do. Stress affects our entire body from head to toe. In this course, you’ll learn about the interaction between our brain, body, immune system and human stress response cycle. You will be lead through the practice of holistic strategies for stress management. A supply fee of $2 is due to the instructor in class. Instructor: Monica Peterson, MSW, LICSW, MA Wednesday, April 11 #5113-W18 South St. Paul High School, SSP

6-8:30 pm 1 session - $25


Adult Enrichment

Spanish for Travelers

Want to learn a bit of Spanish before you take your next cruise or trip? This course will teach you to how to introduce yourself, greet people and communicate your basic needs as a traveler such as asking for directions. You will also learn vocabulary and expressions related to restaurants, shops, hotels and more! This class will inspire you to start planning your next trip to Latin America, the Caribbean or Spain as soon as possible! Instructor: Paulino Brener Thursdays, Feb. 1 - 22 #6002-W18 Henry Sibley High School, MH

6-8 pm 4 sessions - $100 JANUARY - APRIL 2018


Tax Info & Driver Safety Older Adult


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: Appointments are required. • MANDATORY your 2016 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 2018 property tax statement, mailed to you in March.

Appointments will be taken beginning January 15, 2018. Space is limited, so please call early for an appointment. You must make your tax assistance appointment through the: South St. Paul Senior Center 651­-366­-6200 Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 am-12 pm Thompson Park Activity Center 651­-403-­8300 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am-1:15 pm

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

Central Square Community Center Four Hour Course - $22 Fri., Jan. 5 9 am-1 pm Fri., Feb.2 9 am-1 pm

Mon., Mar. 12 Fri., Mar. 30

Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community

5:30-9:30 pm

9 am-1 pm

Eight Hour Course - $26 Jan., 15 (Part 1) 5:30 pm Jan., 16 (Part II) 5:30 pm

Four Hour Refresher Course - $22 Tues., Jan. 9 Wed., Jan. 17

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

Eight-hour course:

Wed., & Thurs., Mar. 21, 22

Tue., Feb. 13 Wed., Feb. 21 Tue., Mar. 13

1-5:30 pm 5:30-5:30 pm 1-5:30 pm

5:30-9:30 pm

Thompson Park Activity Center, West St. Paul Four Hour Refresher Course - $22 Thurs., Jan. 4 12-4 pm Thurs., Jan. 18 12-4 pm Mon., Feb. 5 12-4 pm Mon., Feb. 26 12-4 pm

Mon., Mar. 5 Mon., Mar. 19 Mon., Apr. 2 Mon., Apr. 16

Central Square Community Center 100 Seventh Ave N South St Paul, MN 55075


12-4 pm 12-4 pm 12-4 pm 12-4 pm

Initial Eight Hour Course: (made up of two 4 hour classes) - $26 Wed., Jan. 10 12-4 pm part 1 Thurs., Jan. 11 12-4 pm part 2 Mon., Apr. 23 12-4 pm part 1 Tues., Apr. 24 12-4 pm part 2

Class Locations

IGH Veterans Memorial Community Center 8055 Barbara Ave E Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077

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


Central Square Community Center Central Square Community Center

100 Seventh Ave. N, SSP 651-366-6200

Weekly Events Cribbage Mondays, 12 pm

Shannon Young Senior Coordinator Senior Center Hours Monday-Friday, 8 am-3 pm

Woodcarvers Tuesdays, 9 am

500 and Pinochle Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 pm

Out to Lunch:

Join us as we visit local restaurants to enjoy a tasty lunch and to get acquainted with other Seniors! Lunch is ordered off the menu at each location. Sign up is at Central Square Community Center. Transportation is on your own or if you need to carpool please check box when signing up.

Happy Feet Foot Service:

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 651-366-6200. Many of our classes listed below are included with your Silver and Fit R or Silver Sneakers R memberships

Senior Aqua Interval

Happy Feet is scheduled the third Wednesday of each month at 9 am. A qualified nurse will soak and treat foot ailments from trimming, corns, calluses and walk away with a soothing foot massage. Call for appt. 763-560-5136

A lower intensity class using cardiovascular training as well as sections focusing on strength and balance exercises.

Fashion Show

YogaFit Senior

Come and see new spring fashions provided by Taylor Marie’s Apparel and modeled by our very own Senor Center models! The clothes are fun, beautiful, fashionable and priced under most department stores. After the show we will enjoy a catered lunch and desserts! Spring Fashion Show begins at 11 am Lunch will be served following the show around 11:30 am Thurs., April 5 $13

Penny Bingo

Penny Bingo meets twice per month! Spend a FUN afternoon with us playing Penny Bingo! So, what is Penny Bingo you ask? It’s a fast paced, easy card game that everyone will enjoy! It's very casual play leaving plenty of time to socialize and laugh throughout the games. Bring your Pennies!

2 days/week: Mondays & Wednesdays 1 day/week: Fridays

10:30-11:15 am 10:30-11:15 am

This safe and slower-moving class is designed for seniors. We work gentlly to increase strength, range of motion in shoulders, back, hips and legs to develop better balance and core awareness. Monday's class focuses on core work. Wednesday's class focuses on strength and stretching. Chair support is offered for safety. Participants must be able to get down on the floor. Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 am

Silver Sneakers R Classic

Increase strength, bode tone and balance. Chairs will be usd for sitting exercises and for balance during standing exercises. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35 am

Senior Circuit


9:30 am

Meets Jan. 15, Feb. 5 &19, Mar. 5 & 19, Apr. 2 & 16

Classic Movies

Join us every third Tuesday of each month for a stroll down memory lane. Movies are shown at 12:30 pm. Popcorn and ice cream are provided, donations are appreciated.

New Release Movies

Join us every second Thursday of each month for a newer released movie. Movies are shown at 1 pm. 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 Mon.-Fri. 10 am to 3 pm. 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 Community Center. M-F 9 am-3 pm. Senior Center Board Meetings The Senior Center Board meets the second Wednesday of the Month. Meetings begin at 9:30 am If there is an idea or something you would like to see at the center please join us and provide us with your ideas! All are welcome! JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Inver Grove Heights

City of Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation Veterans Memorial Community Center 8055 Barbara Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Chocolate and Motown Hits

Active Adults 55+ Coordinator Jessica Anderson (651) 450-2469

Program Registration

Call the Parks and Recreation Office (651) 450-2585 or visit Please note some programs may require contacting a partnering organization if noted, or may not be available for online registration.

Tuesday Lunch & Learn Series

Join our weekly lunch series with guest speakers covering important topics. Session 1: Financial Fitness Advanced Planning (Estate and Wills), Money Management and Budgeting, Scam Prevention, Retirement Evaluation. Session 2: Physical Health includes Medication Management, Falls Prevention, Stroke Prevention, and Exercise, Hydration and Eating. Session 3: Social and Emotional Wellness Care Giver Balance and Responsibilities, Dynamics of Supporting Adult Children and Grandchildren, Loneliness and Isolation, and Healthy Relationships. Register deadline: one week before the session. 11:30am-1pm

4 sessions - $39

Session 1: Tue, Jan. 9-30 AS-W104 Session 2: Tue, Feb. 6-27 AS-W105 Session 3: Mar. 6-27 AS-P100 Veterans Memorial Community Center, IGH

Thursday Dinner Dates to Educate

Join our weekly dinner series with guest speakers covering important topics. Session 1: Financial Fitness Advanced Planning (Estate and Wills), Money Management and Budgeting, Scam Prevention, Retirement Evaluation. Session 2: Physical Health includes Medication Management, Falls Prevention, Stroke Prevention, and Exercise, Hydration and Eating. Session 3: Social and Emotional Wellness Care Giver Balance and Responsibilities, Dynamics of Supporting Adult Children and Grandchildren, Loneliness and Isolation, and Healthy Relationships. Register deadline: one week before the session. 6:30-8 pm

4 sessions - $39

Session 1: Thurs., Jan. 11-Feb. 1 AS-W106 Session 2: Thurs., Feb. 8-Mar. 1 AS-W107 Session 3: Thurs., Mar. 8-29 AS-P101 Veterans Memorial Community Center, IGH


This winter event welcomes singles, couples and friends to join in a community gathering at Apple Valley Senior Center. Come and boogie to the music of Motown, sample a tasty appetizer spread and satisfy your taste buds with a velvety, melt in your mouth chocolate buffet. Games, door prizes and a photo booth are also included in this fun filled experience that you won’t want to miss. Registration deadline: Fri, Feb. 16. Fri, Feb. 23 Depart VMCC 1 pm/Return 4:45 pm AS-W103 $30

Tax Preparation

We will assist with scheduling tax preparation appointments with a IRS certified community volunteer on Fridays starting late January through April. Information and a schedule of dates will be available in early January. Call 651-450-2585 to schedule your appointment.

Free Legal Aid

As part of the Senior Law Project, a license Attorney, Kathleen Eveslage, of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services will provide free legal consultation. Participants wishing to make an appointment should call the Senior Law Project Hotline at 651-222-4731 to make an appointment. Tuesday, Feb. 6,


Arts & Crafts Fair

Join us for our annual winter arts and crafts fair where we bring in a variety of talented artists and artisans. Vendors set-up various goods for sale at over 40 booths. This is great event for adults, families and is a great way to support local crafters and artists. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact (651) 450-2469. Sat, Feb 24 9 am-2 pm FREE Veterans Memorial Community Center Gymnasium, IGH

ACTIVEInver ADULTS Grove Heights Indoor Walking

The Veterans Memorial Community Center (West Rink only) is open for indoor walking. Cost is $5 for a walking button that should be displayed while walking. Walking button can be purchased at IGH Park and Recreation Office, 197 School District Office, Thompson Activity Center (WSP) or Central Square Community Center (SSP) and are good through May 31, 2018. Mon-Fri, 7 am-2 pm Veterans Memorial Community Center Mon-Thu, 5-9 pm, at Simley High School, South St. Paul High School, Henry Sibley High School

Healthy Active Aging Fair

Mark your calendars for the Healthy Active Aging Fair scheduled this spring where a wide assortment of area businesses and service providers share information on adult health, wellness, housing transition services, medical care givers, financial planning and more! If you are a local business that serves adults 55+ contact (651) 450-2469. Wed, Apr. 25 9 am-12 pm FREE Veterans Memorial Community Center Gymnasium, IGH

Senior Club To Register for the Senior Club:

Call the Inver Grove Heights Park and Recreation Office at (651)450-2585. Monthly Luncheons held third Monday of month, 12-2 pm in Community Room 2.

Join Inver Grove Heights Senior Club and save money on social cards and monthly luncheons sponsored by the Club. Membership is $8 for a year of discounts on Club activities organized by members who help plan, decorate and provide snacks and coffee. Mon, Jan. 22 Meal & Bingo Brats luncheon, homemade potato salad, dessert $5 members/$6 non members, register by Jan. 16 Mon, Feb. 26 Catered Meal & Guest Speaker Chicken Chow Main with Fried Rice & Phone Technologies for Seniors $7 members/$8 non members, register by Feb. 20 Mon, March. 19 Catered Meal and Live Entertainment Corned Beef & Cabbage, Entertainers TBD $13 members/$15 non members, register by Mar. 12

Social Card Games

Weekly card games are also coordinated by the Senior Club. No need to register, simply show up! 500 - Mon., 1 pm Bridge - Wed., 12:30 pm Euchre - Thurs., 1 pm Penny Bingo - Third Tues. of each month, 1 pm JANUARY - APRIL 2018


OLDER ADULT Thompson Park Activity Center TPAC will be closed

Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 26-30

Registration Online: By phone: 651-403-8300 By mail or in person: 1200 Stassen Lane West St. Paul, MN 55118 Please note that mailed registrations may not be guaranteed. Please call your Center to check availability on a trip or activity before mailing in your registration.


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


Request for cancellation and refunds must be received by our office 7 days prior to the first class session. A $10 service charge will be added if you must cancel a class. No refunds are issued after the first session or deadline.

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


Free Memory Screening provided by DARTS Call 651-403-8300 Free Legal Services Call 651-224-7301 Foot Care by Happy Feet Call 763-560-5136 for appointment and fee. Free Health Insurance Counseling: provided by Metro Area Agency on Aging Call 651-403-8300

Inclement Weather and TPAC Closures If School District ISD 197 is closed due to inclement weather, or cold temperatures, TPAC will also be closed.


Welcome to Thompson Park Activity Center (TPAC). TPAC is an activity center located in the midst of a beautiful county park, Thompson Park in West St. Paul. Adults of all ages and from all communities are welcome, no membership needed. TPAC offers programming Monday-Friday from 9 am-4 pm for adults. Browse the next few pages, p. 22-35 to read and learn about our programming. We can't wait to meet you. If you have any questions or would like more information please call 651-403-8300. From the TPAC Staffing Team, Brenda Myran, Donna Haugen and Lisa Grathen

We are collecting stickers to use for a service project to decorate lunch bags for Meals on Wheels. Please drop donations off at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul, M-F 9 am-4 pm. Thank you!



Thompson Park Activity Center

Entertainer Kent Appeldoorn

Kent plays and sings songs from the 50’s and 60’s that are guaranteed to bring up stirring memories. Kent is the ultimate show man; you’ll love this hour. He has a gift for getting the audience involved and leaves them wanting more. He brings lots of smiles, great entertainment and a whole lot of fun. Wednesday, Jan. 24 #1409-W18 Register by Tuesday, Jan. 16.

1-2 pm $7, includes dessert

Keeping Girls In School Worldwide

Help make colorful cotton bags to hold washable feminine hygiene items for schoolgirls in developing countries! They will no longer have to miss valuable school days during their periods when they receive their own reusable kits.

A Special Performance by Alive and Kickin

Alive & Kickin is the Twin Cities premier Rockin Senior Vocal Ensemble. It is made up of 34 members ranging in age from 65-93 years young. Alive and Kickin's musical talents bring to life some old standard favorites and explore the new music of today. The group promises to surprise, move and inspire audiences of all ages. The group is managed and directed by award-winning performing arts professionals. A show not to be missed. Wednesday, Feb. 14 #1410-W18 Register by Wednesday, Feb. 7.

1-2 pm $7, includes dessert

No need to have sewing skills to enjoy taking part in this fun assembly line. You can socialize while you cut, measure, iron, sew or insert pull strings in the attractive bags. Bring your granddaughter along (age 14 or over) if you’d like. A light lunch and a video presentation about the Days for Girls organization will be provided. Days for Girls provides washable pads and health education to girls in 110 countries. See for more information. Saturday, Apr. 7 #1419-W18 Register by Friday, Mar. 16

10 am-3 pm FREE (Donations accepted) Space is limited

Our Minnesota State Capitol Presentation

From gleaming marble and vibrant art to new public spaces, the Minnesota State Capitol’s $310 million renovation - the largest preservation effort since it opened in 1905 - is complete. Learn about the history and rehabilitation of this iconic building. Instructor Denis P. Gardner is a published author and a National Register Historian at the MN State Historic Preservation Office in St. Paul. His latest book, "Our Minnesota State Capitol: From Groundbreaking Through Restoration", will be available for purchase. The price of his book is $20, check or cash only. Wednesday, Mar. 7 #1408-W18 Register by Wednesday Feb. 28

1-2 pm 1 session - $5 JANUARY - APRIL 2018


OLDER ADULT Thompson Park Activity Center


British History

The Discover Group

Feb. 13 - The Great Fire of London - In 1666 over 80% of the city of London burned. King Charles II had just been crowned after years without a king. Did this single event prove to be the greatest challenge of his reign?

3rd Wednesdays 10-11:30 am Jan 17, Feb 21, March 21 and April 18 No registration needed.

Jan. 9 - Rob Roy - Much has been made of the Heroes of Scotland and most of that has been given to us by Hollywood. What is the truth behind the story of Rob Roy?

Mar. 13 - King Arthur - The legendary King Arthur has come back to the front of historical legends. New finds and revelations have inspired new questions. So...did King Arthur really exist? Apr. 10 - Underground London - The new subway line that is being dug across London is finding many old things, including the mass burial sites of plague victims from the 1600's. It is time to explore. Please pre-register. 2nd Tuesdays #1116-W18

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

Join Ph. D. Biochemist Gary Gray each month to engage in discussion on articles for the latest issue of Discover magazine. So much is happening so fast - climate change, medical breakthroughs, space exploration and more!

Downsizing Made Easy

This class will help you make a plan and set goals according to your schedule. You will learn how to sort through your possessions. You will receive resources on where to donate, recycle, and sell items. You will get tips on what can’t be donated and what items have negative value. Attendees will also receive a helpful resource guide. Intructor: Stephen Laliberte, Sort, Toss & Pack Tuesday, Jan. 23 10-11 am #1415-W18 $3 Register by Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Caregiver Support Group (Sponsored by Darts) Family caregivers come together to discuss concerns with trained facilitators and to learn from others caring for an aging loved one. All group sessions will focus on mutual support for the attendees. 2nd Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 pm Jan. 10, Feb. 14 Free Caregiver dates: Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9.

TED TALKS Discussion

(Technology, Entertainment and Design) The first 20 minutes are 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. Jan. 16 - Everyone Around You Has a Story the World Needs to Hear Feb. 20 - What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's Mar. 20 - Why You Should Talk to Strangers Apr. 17 - The Future of News? Virtual Reality

Third Tuesdays No registration needed.

1-2:30 pm $1 donation at the door.


Your Identity and Genes How You Got To Be You!

Why should we care about genes, genetics and genetically modified organisms (GMO’s)? Because we want to know if we or our descendants are candidates for inherited diseases and, given the continuing population explosion, how are we going to get sufficient food for everyone. Instructor: Gary Gray Wednesday, Jan. 31 #1391-W18 Register by Wednesday, Jan. 24.

10-11:30 am 1 session - $5

Non-Fiction Book Club NEW!

We invite you to join our new book club. Come for an organizational meeting on Feb. 1 and discuss book selections. Facilitator: Joan Miller 1st Thursdays Feb.1 , Mar. 1, Apr. 5

10:30-11:30 am $.50 donation, pay at the door.

older adult


Thompson Park Activity Center

Donald Trump and the 2018 Elections

This class will assess the Trump Administration after one year and look to what will happen in the 2018 midterm elections, nationally and in Minnesota. Presenter: David Schultz, Hamline University Professor of Political Science and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on American politics. He is a frequent political commentator and analyst in the local, national and international media.

Legal Classes with John Trojack, Attorney at Law

Thursday, Feb. 15 1-3 pm #1416-W18 $12 Register by Thursday, Feb. 8.

Join TPAC’s instructor John Trojack for valuable information in planning your future. Please register. Thursdays #1233-W18 Feb. 1 - Health Care Directives Feb. 8 - Powers of Attorney Mar. 1 - Wills Mar. 8 - Trust

10-11 am $5

R U Feeling Electric 2DAY?

What would you rather use to generate your electricity: Alternative Energy; Clean Energy, Fossil Fuels, Green Energy, Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy and/or Sustainable Energy? Are Alternative Fuels really “better” than fossil fuels? Do you know which items in your house require the most electricity and how to read your utility bills? Join us to hear the answers and more. Bring your utility bills to our discussion. Instructor: Gary Gray

Cooperative Senior Housing

Many cooperatives are going up around the Twin Cities Metro. Learn more about what they are, how they are different from other senior living options and what questions to ask if considering a move to a cooperative or any senior housing. Presenters Pam Larkin, Property Manager of Realife Cooperative of West St. Paul, RE Broker along with Eunice K. Neubauer, owner of Choice Connections and a Certified Senior Advisor ® specializing in senior housing placement will explain in detail and answer your questions. Wednesday, Feb. 7 1412-W18 Register by Wednesday, Jan 31.

10:30-11:30 am 1 session - $3

Wednesday, Apr. 4 1407-W18 Register by Friday, Mar. 23.

10-11:30 am 1 session - $5

Dakota County in World War I

World War I was unlike any other war the country, or world, had seen at the time. The technology was advancing quickly, which made it even deadlier for those directly involved. While the United States was not directly involved from the start, our country felt the repercussions, good or bad, of what was taking place in Europe. This presentation will explore the history of World War I and what it was like to live in Dakota County at that time. Thursday, Apr. 5 10:30-11:30 am #1418-W18 $5 Register by Thursday, Mar. 23. JANUARY - APRIL 2018


OLDER ADULT Thompson Park Activity Center


Breakfast for the Brain

Free Technology Support at TPAC’s Tech. Learning Center

(A Current Events Discussion Group) We discuss current events, across a broad range of topics, which have included the age of Amazon, death with dignity, the current political climate. This group meets the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month from 10-11:30 am.

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. Please note new hours.

2018 Landmark Tours Travel Show

Monday Mornings Closed Jan. 15 & Feb. 19.

Take a trip of a lifetime! Mark your calendars and join Thompson Park Activity Center and learn more about the upcoming 2018 tour opportunities! Invite your friends. Landmark Tour Trips are so inclusive that there's nothing for you to do but ENJOY! My husband and I have taken twelve Landmark Tours and we are already talking about our 2018 plans." - Kathy Haak Thursday, January 25 No registration needed.

9 am-12 pm

1 pm


Sen. Klein wants to hear from you. Please come share your thoughts on important issues. DARTS, 1645 Marthaler Lane, West St. Paul

A full, hot chicken meal with mashed potatoes served. $5 Registration Required Call 651-403-8300 or visit 32 JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Thompson Park Activity Center

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 #1317-W18 Jan.4 -Feb. 22 8 sessions - $56 Mar. 1-Apr. 26 8 sessions - $56 (No class March 29)

Mobility & Balance™

Strength, balance and physical endurance are sure to improve in this 1 hour class. With the goal of improved daily living, an ideal participant has functional impairments or is unable to stand for 30 minutes, or unable to get down to the floor and back up. Modifications are provided for all exercises and seating is available. Instructor: Angela Croisant

Brain Fitness

Learn tips, tricks and games to keep our minds active as we age. There will be fun give-away items and prizes, and healthy brainpower snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Brookdale Living. 2nd Mondays Dates: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9

No registration needed.

11 am-12 pm 7 sessions - $49 8 sessions - $56

12-1 pm

$.50 donation

Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance

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 to improve balance, strength and also 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 Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am #1404-W18 Jan. 10-Feb. 28 8 sessions - $56 Mar. 7-Apr. 25 7 sessions - $49 No class Mar. 28 Fridays #1332-W18 Jan. 12-Feb. 23 Mar. 2-Apr. 27 No class Mar. 30

Fridays #1397-W18 Jan. 12-Feb. 23 Mar. 2-Apr. 27 No class March 30

9:30-10:30 am 7 sessions - $49 8 sessions - $56

Reduce your risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility. Tai Chi uses coordinated movements, called forms, performed in a slow, circular flowing motion. No previous experience in Tai Chi is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes with a good sole for standing. Registration is required for all sessions. Instructor: Jeff Prendergast - Certified Exercise Physiologist, Westwood Ridge Monday, Jan. 29 Free Introduction 1-2 pm Free Intro Class is held at Thompson Park. Registration required. Mondays & Wednesdays, Feb. 5-28 1-2 pm #1414-W18 7 sessions - $35 No class Feb. 19. Westwood Ridge, 61 Thompson Ave, W. West St. Paul Mondays & Wednesdays, Mar. 5-Apr. 25 1-2 pm #1414-W18 14 sessions - $70 No class Mar. 26 & 28. Westwood Ridge, 61 Thompson Ave W, West St. Paul JANUARY - APRIL 2018


OLDER ADULT Thompson Park Activity Center



Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Learn some of the way artists “see” in order to draw. Using exercises from Betty Edward’s book, we will learn to see and problem solve which will help you improve your drawing skills. We will use regular graphite pencils and copier paper. All skill levels welcome. Please bring a pencil and eraser to class. Instructor Kati Ritchie is a retired secondary art teacher, trained traditionally in the Atelier System. Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:30 am #1413-W18 Jan. 30 1 session - Free Intro Register by Tuesday, Jan. 23. Feb. 6-27 4 sessions - $29 Register by Tuesday, Jan. 30. Mar. 6-20 3 sessions - $22 Register by Tuesday, Feb. 27. Apr. 3-24 4 sessions - $29 Register by Tuesday, Mar. 20.

Beginning Watercolor

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. Instructor: Linda Stout Tuesdays #1302-W18

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

Jan. 2-30 Feb. 6-27 Mar. 6-20 (No class Mar. 27) Apr. 3-24

5 sessions - $62.50 4 sessions - $50 3 sessions - $37.50 4 sessions - $50


Instructor: Linda Stout Wednesdays #1191-W18

Jan. 3-31 Feb. 7-28 Mar. 7-21 Apr. 4- 25

1-3 pm Drop-in $25

5 sessions - $62.50 4 sessions - $50 3 sessions - $37.50 4 sessions - $50

Crafting for a Cause

Help Meals on Wheels by joining with us to decorate paper bags. We start with plain bags and turn them into warm wishes for neighbors receiving their "Meals on Wheels." No RSVP necessary, all are welcome. Supplies provided. Crafting for a Cause – Mondays at Mendota 12 – 1 pm at Mendota Elementary School 1979 Summit Lane, Mendota Heights Jan. 22, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 16 Crafting for a Cause – Tuesdays at TPAC 12 – 1 pm at Thompson Park Activity Center 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10


Painting with Colored Pencils Beyond the Coloring Book

For the beginner who wants to learn shading, layering, blending and many, many more techniques that will turn any picture or photograph into an original work of art. Class includes over $37 worth of supplies that you will own. Participants will leave class with a unique framed collage of six completed colored pencil works of art; see above. As a retired occupational therapist JoAnn creates a warm, welcoming learning environment for all ability levels. Instructor: JoAnn Ellingboe has completed several advanced art education courses. Tuesdays, Jan 16 - Feb. 20 #1390-W18 Register by Jan. 9.

1-3pm 6 sessions - $48


Thompson Park Activity Center

GET YOUR Metro Dining Cards FOR ONLY $25 You get 166 cards that can be used for discounts while dining out at a variety of different local restaurants. Use the card two or three times and it pays for itself.

What a great gift idea! Metro Dining Cards (MDC) are available at Thompson Park Activity Center. Pick one up at the front desk before they are gone! For more information, give us a call at 651-403-8300.

Ongoing Activities

TPAC Hours 9 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday

Weekly Activities Technology Learning Center (new hours)

Wednesday Walkers


Line Dancing

Mon. 9 am-12 pm

Mon. 9:30 am/50 cents

Knitting/Crocheting Club Mon. 1 pm

Home Before Dark (April 2018)

3x3 Fitness

Tues. 9:15 am/Thur. 9:15 am

Open Watercolor Painting Tues. 9:30 am-12 pm/$2

Duplicate Bridge

Wed. 9 am-12:30 pm/$8

Will be back in Spring. Thurs. 9 am/$2

Mah Jongg

Thurs. 1-3:45 pm

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

Hands & Foot

Fri. 9:30am-12 pm/50 cents

Hand & Foot Card Group

Hand & Foot is a card game played between two-to-six players, that uses multiple decks of cards. It is similar to Canasta and very fun and social. Fridays 9:30-12 pm $.50 at the door

Monthly Activities Brain Fitness 2nd Mon. 12-1 pm/50 cents Great Decisions 2nd Mon. 1-2:30 pm Red Hot Peppers 1st Tues. 10:30 am Mystery Book Club 2nd Tues. 10:30 am

Discover Group 3rd Wed. 10 am/$1 donation Mendota Book Club 3rd Wed., 10-11:30 am Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18 Colored Pencils 3rd Wed. 1:15-2:30 pm/$2

Crafting for Cause-TPAC 2nd Monday, 12-1 pm

Non-Fiction Book Club 1st Thurs., 10:30 am-11:30 pm 50 cents

Crafting for Cause 2nd Monday, 12-1 pm

Cooking Capers 3rd Thur. 11 am

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

Breakfast for the Brain 1st & 3rd Fri. 10-11:30 am 50 cents

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

Crafting for Cause-MH 4th Monday, 12-1 pm

Penny Bingo 4th Tues. 1-3 pm/50 cents Caregiver Support 2nd Wed. 1:30-3 pm

Out & About 4th Fri. 9:30 am TPAC Birders call for information 651-403-8300. JANUARY - APRIL 2018




Trips & Tours

TIS Trips & Tours Registration


South St. Paul

SSP Senior Center 100 Seventh Ave. N. South St. Paul, MN 55075 651-366-6200

Inver Grove Heights IGH Activity Center 8055 Barbara Ave. Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077 651-450-2585

West St. Paul

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

Please arrive and check in 15 minutes before scheduled trip departure. A $10 service charge will be charged if you cancel a trip. 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.

Day Trippers Dinner Theatre - Bloomington Drinking Habits

Join us for our zany, laugh out loud new farce Drinking Habits. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing Convent have been secretly making wine to keep their convent open, but when two snooping reporters show up everything goes wrong. This show is filled with mistaken identities, lies, romance and a big plot twist at the end. Can the two Sisters keep their big secret and keep the convent open? Buffet lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 14 $59 includes transportation/lunch/show Depart TPAC at 11:00 am/Return 4:15 pm Depart SSP at 11:15 am/Return 4 pm Depart IGH at 11:30 am/Return 3:45 pm Register by Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Jersey Boys

Enjoy an evening performance at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Minneapolis. It is the true story of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop music history featuring hit songs “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Rag Doll”, “Oh What A Night”, and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. Trip fee includes admission and transportation only, no meal. The theatre lobby is open and concessions are available to purchase. Thursday, April 26 $75 includes transportation/show Depart IGH 5:45 pm/Return 10:45 pm Depart SSP 6 pm/Return 11:15 pm Depart TPAC 6:15 pm/Return 11:00 pm Register by Monday, Jan. 22.




Trips & Tours

Augusta Amish Tour

Arrive at The Norske Nook Restaurant in Osseo, WI. for a Norwegian meal. Menu: Lefse omelet wrap, hash browns, eggs, cheese, sausage links wrapped inside lefse along with a piece of their famous Norske Nook homemade pie. Next we will head to Augusta, WI to pick up a local guide at the Wood Shed store to tour the amazing Amish Community. See a living link with the past through the visible authentic lifestyle of the Amish. You may see horse-drawn buggies, one-room schools, Amish only grocery stores, horse teams in the fields and greenhouses. The Amish came to Augusta in 1978 and have grown to over 150 families. They have changed very little in their beliefs and way of life in over 250 years, living like our great-great grandparents did. At the end of driveways, they sell items such as baked goods, seed plants, eggs, maple syrup, and more. No pictures can be taken. Before returning to the Wood Shed, we will stop at Weavers Country Mennonite Store in Fall Creek, WI. It is a unique place that is operated by the Mennonites. The store offers bulk foods, cooking supplies and spices with lots of things to buy. All sales are cash only. Tuesday, May 22 $72 includes transportation/lunch/tour Depart IGH at 7:45 am/Return 6:30 pm Depart SSP at 8 am/Return 6:15 pm Depart TPAC at 8:15 am/Return 6 pm Register by Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018.

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls tells the tale of Nathan Detroit, a guy who needs a venue for his “permanently established floating craps game.” Things don’t go as planned, and along the way you are treated to some of the most memorable Broadway tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat, Sue Me, and A Bushel and a Peck. Food choices are: 1) braised boneless short rib 2) seared pork chop 3) dill roasted tilapia 4) angel hair pasta with garden marinara Be sure to select your food choice at time of registration. Wednesday, June 6 $77 includes transportation/lunch/play Depart TPAC at 10:30 am/Return 5:00 pm Depart SSP at 10:45 am/Return 4:45 pm Depart IGH at 11:00 am/Return 4:30 pm Register by Tuesday, May 8 JANUARY - APRIL 2018



Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) ECFE offers a variety of classes and activities designed especially for you and your child! New baby? Join our free Baby Drop-in classes or request a home visit! Inver Grove Heights ECFE Registration begins January 3 for all District 199 ECFE classes offered at the IGH Early Learning Center. Visit Us at our Open House: Thursday, January 18 10 am-12 pm and 5-7 pm Meet the staff, visit the classrooms, and learn more about ECFE. Enter our drawing for a free ECFE class! IGH Early Learning Center 3203 68th St E., Inver Grove Heights 651-306-7503

For Families with Children Birth through Pre-Kindergarten 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 who are eight weeks through five years of age not enrolled in the class. Join us!

ECFE Home Visits

ECFE offers home visits to support 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? Get information and tips on YOUR daily needs as well as those of your baby. We will bring 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.

South St. Paul ECFE SSP Family Education Center 104 Fifth Avenue South South St. Paul, MN 55075 651-457-9418

Check out our new location! West St. Paul ECFE

Registration begins January 5 for all District 197 ECFE classes offered at the Early Learning and Family Resource Center and Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School. Early Learning and Family Resource Center 1970 Christensen Ave West St Paul, MN 55118 Main Office: 651-403-8353 Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School 1436 Lone Oak Rd Eagan, MN 55121


Call us for more information or to schedule a visit. We look forward to seeing you!


Join Our Mailing List Preschool Opportunities for Your Child

Preschool provides an environment that encourages each child to reach optimal social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth. Children explore and discover as they build social and academic skills in a structured and playful environment. Caring, licensed teachers guide learning to foster readiness skills and prepare students for kindergarten.

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

Preschool Registration & Information

Inver Grove Heights 651-306-7503 South St. Paul 651-457-9418 West St. Paul 651-403-8353

Register for classes online at

A variety of options are available, including half day, all day and extended care. Call your district’s preschool office for more information and to find out about class openings still available for this school year.


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

Registration for 2018-19 begins in February

for children who will be three or four years old on September 1, 2018. Look for the new preschool brochure to arrive in your mailbox in January or visit the website at

Preschool Locations Inver Grove Heights

South St. Paul

West St. Paul, Mendota Hts, Eagan



Lincoln Center

Salem Hills Elementary 5899 Babcock Trail E, IGH

357 Ninth Ave N, SSP

Hilltop Elementary

Kaposia Education Center

3201 68th St E, IGH

1225 First Ave S, SSP

IGH Early Learning Center

4 year old Preschool Care available Call 651-306-3631

3203 68th St E, IGH

Pine Bend Elementary 9875 Inver Grove Trail, IGH


Early Learning and Family Resource Center 1970 Christensen Ave., West St. Paul

Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School 1436 Lone Oak Rd., Eagan

Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School 217 Moreland Ave W., West St. Paul

Calling all 3 year olds!

Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple check of how your child is growing, developing and learning. Make an appointment today! Screening at 3 is preferred, but a child may be screened between the ages of 3 and the start of kindergarten as required by law.

What to expect at a screening appointment A trained professional will check: · Vision and hearing · Height and weight · Immunizations (shots) · Large and small muscles · Thinking, language and communication skills · Social and emotional development

Call for information or to make an appointment: Inver Grove Heights, District 199 South St Paul, District 6 West St Paul, Mendota Hts, Eagan, District 197

651-306-7520 651-288-6897 651-403-8363 JANUARY - APRIL 2018



West St Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

To Register, visit us online at For more information on classes, visit

SPARTAN KIDS' CARE Inver Grove Heights Schools 2017-2018 School Year

KIDS’ CHOICE PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL-AGE CARE South St Paul Schools Kids’ Choice Preschool Care For 4 year olds

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

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.

Grades K-5 Inver Grove Heights School-Age Care is a Community Education program brought to you by TriDistrict Community Education and the Inver Grove Heights Schools. We provide quality care before and after school and on selected non-school days.

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.

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.

District 197 School Age Care For more information please call 651-403-8054 or visit our website at

Located in:

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


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


Spartan Kids' Care

For more information please call 651-306-7502 or visit our website at

Located in:

Hilltop, Pine Bend and Salem Hills


Before School: 6 am - Start of the school day After School: End of the school day-6 pm Non-School Days: 6 am-6 pm Summer Hours: 6 am-6 pm

Plan now for summer! Summer Registration begins March 15. Check our website for the latest information

Kids’ Choice 2017-18 Program

Kids’ Choice is a before, after and non school day program offering a variety of activities. Flexible scheduling is available. Please call 651-306-3631 for more information or visit us online at

South St Paul Kids' Choice

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

Located in:

Kaposia Education Center and Lincoln Center


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 Summer Hours: 6:30 am-6 pm

Summer 2018 registration begins on March 5, 2018.


Cuidado de niños en edad escolar Para horarios y registrarse


West St Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Extra Innings y Encore

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

District 197 School Age Care

Para inscribirse: Visite Para obtener informacion adicional llame al: 651-403-8054

SPARTAN KIDS' CARE Inver Grove Heights Schools Año Escolar de 20172018

KIDS’ CHOICE PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL-AGE CARE South St Paul Schools Año Escolar de 2017-2018

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.

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.

Spartan Kids' Care

Kids' Choice School Age Care

Para inscribirse: Visite Para obtener información adicional llame al: 651-306-7502

Ubicado en:

Hilltop, Pine Bend y Salem Hills


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

Para inscribirse: Visite Para obtener informacion adicional llame al: 651-306-3631

Ubicado en:

Kaposia Education Center y Lincoln Center


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. Summer Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


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.

Ubicado en:

Garlough Environmental Magnet Mendota Elementary

Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet Pilot Knob STEM Magnet Somerset Elementary St. Joseph's School Trinity Lone Oak JANUARY - APRIL 2018



YOUTH Lessons are held at Heritage Middle School in West St. Paul.

The American Red Cross Learn to Swim program is a nationally recognized, highquality developmental program instructed by certified staff. Each child will develop skills in a specific order, building on the skills already accomplished.

Please contact Hayley Ball, Aquatics Coordinator at 651-403-8312 or by email at with any questions. Scholarship applications are available for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.

Group Lessons Time

Private Lessons Class

Course Number

Thursdays, March 8 - April 26 8 sessions - $70 March 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5, 12, 20, 26 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Tiny Tots Preschool 1 Preschool 2

#7900-W18 #7911-W18 #7212-W18

5:45 pm to 6:15 pm

Level 1 Level 2

#7201-W18 #7902-W18

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Level 3 Level 4

#7903-W18 #7904-W18

Level 5


7:15 pm to 7:45 pm

Please take note of class schedule. Friday, April 20 is different from regularly scheduled Thursday lessons.


Course Number

Thursdays, March 8 -29

4 sessions - $65

5:45 pm to 6:15 pm


6:30 pm to 7:00 pm


7:15 pm - 7:45 pm

#7910-W18C #7910-W18D


Course Number

Thursdays, April 5, 12, 20, 26

4 sessions - $65

5:45 pm to 6:15 pm


6:30 pm to 7:00 pm


7:15 pm - 7:45 pm

#7910-W18G #7910-W18H


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 Central Square Community Center 9 am-12 pm 4 sessions - $140 Saturdays, Feb 24, March 3, 10, 24 #4301-W18403


Henry Sibley High School 5:45-8:45 pm 4 sessions - $140 Wednesdays, Feb. 28-March 21 #7301-W18

IGH Simley High School 5:45 PM-8:45 pm 4 sessions - $140

Mon, Feb 26-March 19 3301-W17-423



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. To register and make a payment plan, please call our office at 651-306-7870. To register by phone call with a credit card 651-306-7870 for Simley and South St. Paul High School.

South St. Paul High School, SSP

Henry Sibley High School, WSP

Simley High School, IGH

Mon-Thurs., Jan 8-24 #4300-F17D (No class Jan 15)

2:45-5:45 pm

Mon.-Fri., Jan 8- 22 3:15-6:30 pm #7302-W17A (No class Jan 15)

Mon.-Fri., Jan 29-Feb 13 #3300-W18A

2:45-5:45 pm

Mon.-Thurs., Mar 19-Apr 3 #4300-SP18A

2:45-5:45 pm

Mon.-Fri., Feb 5- 16 #7302-W17B

3:15-6:30 pm

2:45-5:45 pm

Mon.-Thurs., April 9-24 #4300-SP18B

2:45-5:45 pm

Mon.-Fri., May 14- 25 7302-SP17C

3:15-6:30 pm

Mon-Thurs., Apr 4-19 #3300-SP18A Mon-Thurs. Apr 30-May 15 3300-SP18B

2:45-5:45 pm

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 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. 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. Jan 17 7 pm South St. Paul Secondary April 17 7 pm Henry Sibley High School JANUARY - APRIL 2018




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. 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 10. 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 Community Education office. 517 Marie Avenue.


#4115-W18Math #4115-W18Reading #4115-W18Both

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

Safekids 101-Preparing Kids to Stay Safe at Home or in the Community (Ages 9 and up)

Safe Kids 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. Topics Include: Responsibilities when staying home alone, how to decide whether to answer the door, simple first aid and identifying fire safety rules. 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 Sat., Feb. 17 #4203-W18

9-11:30 am 1 session - $30

Sat., May 19 9-11:30 am #4203-Sp18 1 session - $30 Central Square Community Center

American Red Cross Babysitter's Training (Ages 11-15)

Red Cross Babysitter Training is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, role-plays, videos, and lively discussions.You'll learn how to be the best babysitter on the block. You'll also gain confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation, develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business; help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Course fee includes a Babysitter's Handbook and Emergency Reference Guide. Please bring a nut free bag lunch and a beverage. Sat., Apr. 14 3204-W18A IGH Middle School

9 am-4 pm 1 Session - $70

Tues./Thu., Apr. 17 & 19 3204-W18B IGH Middle School

5:30-8:30 pm 1 Session - $70


Easy CPR for Babysitters and Teens (Ages 11 and up)

BREATHING or NOT BREATHING - this is all you need to know to determine how to care for your unconscious victim. This CPR class is very easy to learn and to remember!! You will learn how to care for an unresponsive person and will be certified for 2 years in Basic Adult/Child & Infant CPR and AED. You will have unlimited practice opportunities during your certification period and unlimited digital access to the workbook materials. You will be taught how to help a choking victim, how to recognize if there is a problem and gain confidence in your skills. This class does NOT have a written test. Instructor: Deb Gutzman Fri., Mar. 9 9 am-12 pm #4204-W18 1 session - $35 Central Square Community Center

One Day Class! Certified Babysitter’s Training (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 Fri., Mar. 16 #4202-W18

9-2:30 pm 1 session - $60

Sat., May 12 9-2:30 pm #4202-Sp18 1 session - $60 Central Square Community Center



Fondant Fun (Grades 6-10)

Students will frost an 8” cake using butter cream frosting and then will use fondant techniques to decorate their cake to take home. Instructor: Diane Hirte Thurs., Apr. 12 3401-SP18 IGH Middle School

3-4:30 pm 1 Session - $24

Packer Pad Summer Youth Center

Yoga (Grades 6-10)

A playful yet disciplined practice of asana, pranayama, and relaxation, intended to help reduce stress and promote strength, self-esteem, focus, balance, and positive body images. Yoga class will give your tween the chance to move, laugh and discover how they can feel good just by moving a little bit each day. The best part of this class is learning how to chill out and relax - the key to eternal bliss! (Ok, so maybe not ETERNAL BLISS...but you’ll learn how to manage stress a little better!) No prior yoga experience is required. Yoga mats are provided but feel free to bring your own. Wed., Feb 7-Mar 14 3622-W18 IGH Middle School

(Students entering grades 6-8)

Packer Pad is an awesome place to spend summer days hanging out with your friends at the South St Paul Secondary building, going on field trips, listening to music, playing games, and making fun crafts! Watch for more information in early April regarding field trip information, etc. Mon.-Thurs., June 18-Aug 9 No Packer Pad week of July 2-5

8 am-3:30 pm $225

3-4 pm 6 Sessions $60

Everyone CAN! (Grades 7-12)

Here is your chance to be part of a novelty percussion ensemble performing on items such as - Garbage Cans, Buckets, Brooms, Chairs, Wooden Poles, etc. This is a course designed for nonpercussion band students or young percussion students. Students will learn basic skills, techniques, rhythms and sticking patterns that are part of percussion vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on rhythmic timing, sticking, and visual choreography. Students will need to purchase sticks ($10.50) *It is recommended that students can read basic/intermediate rhythms. Instructor: Rufino Ochoada, Simley HS Band Director Thurs., Jan. 11-Mar. 1 3-4 pm #3711-W18 8 sessions - $80 Simley High School Band Room

Inver Grove Heights Youth Center (Students entering grades 6-8)

Looking for a fun, safe place for your middle school student to be this summer? Register for the IGH Youth Center! The center is open daily, Monday thru Thursday​,​and features a casual choice- based program that helps your middle-schooler learn responsibility while hanging out with their friends in a safe environment. Field trips are included. Students bring their own lunch and beverage. Mon.-Thurs., June 18-Aug. 2 No Youth Center July 2-5

8 am-3:30 pm $250 JANUARY - APRIL 2018




ACT Theater Presents: Aladdin (Grades 3-8)

After the magic lamp has been stolen, Aladdin, and his sidekick Persia must work together to recover it from the Cave of Wonders. Of course, others are lurking about to both help and hinder the quest, including Jasmine, her father, and the Genie. But what kind of wishes will be granted along the way? Perhaps we will have to fly off to another land to find out! Director: Cassidy Hall First practice will be held at the Central Square Community Center 100 Seventh Ave. N., SSP Sat., Apr. 7 10 am-12 pm Mon.-Fri., Apr 9-26 #4725-Sp18 Kaposia Education Center

6:15-8:15pm 15 sessions-$100

Performances Wednesday, Apr. 25 Thursday, Apr. 26

7 pm 7 pm

Tickets on sale beginning April 10 at Community Education, 517 Marie Ave., SSP $4 in advance $5 at the door

South St. Paul Theatre Presents:

SSP theater tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 651.457.9430 or at

Winter 2018 One Act Play Festival "This is a Test" and Other School Plays

A day at school involves all manner of drama! This collection of short plays are about events that are ridiculous, hilarious, disastrous, and boisterous. In other words, just another typical day at school. Jan. 19, 7 pm

Jan. 20, 2 pm

Spring Sr. High Play: The Mouse That Roared

A tiny country in the Alps decides to settle a trade dispute with the United States by declaring war. The plan is to lose the war, and then have the U.S. rebuild their economy. The problem is, this tiny country finds a way to win the war. Farcical humor keeps this cold war story light and fun! April 13 & 14, 7 pm

April 15, 2 pm

Spring Jr. High Play: Charlotte's Web

Based on a well-loved children's book by E.B. White, this is the story of Wilbur the pig who befriends an extraordinary spider named Charlotte. With their friends Templeton the rat, Fern the girl, and other barnyard animals they must work together to save both Wilbur's life and the blue ribbon at the county fair. May 18, 7 pm


May 19, 2 pm



Simley Theatre Presents: Simley Theatre Winter One Act Plays The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN!” - MSHSL Competition Performance Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers, and pig-throwing games threaten to take over Micah's schoolwork, or worse. Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online. “Fourteen Lines” Carly and her friends are all in danger of failing Senior English--and not graduating--if they don't do well on the final exam. And the exam is a killer. Ms. Drew, their teacher, has decided that the final grade exam grade will be based on one task alone: the memorization and recitation of a Shakespearean sonnet. While liberally spiced with many comic moments, Fourteen Lines manages to smuggle in Shakespeare and challenge both actors and audience alike with the crucial question, "What does love require?".

Simley Theatre Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz”

In this charming theatrical adaptation based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. Mark your calendar now so you don't miss the show! Senior Citizen/Staff Preview Wednesday April 25

3:30 pm

General Public Performances: Thursday April 26 Friday April 27 Saturday April 28 Sunday April 29

7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 2 pm

Tickets available online at in March

Performances: MSHSL Competition: Wednesday, Jan 31 General Public Performances: Friday Feb. 2 7 pm Saturday Feb. 3 7 pm Sunday Feb. 4 2 pm Tickets available online at in January

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 geared to each student’s goals and interests. Students must bring their own instrument. To schedule a lesson time please call 651.306.3631. Make-up lessons for missed lessons are to be arranged with the instructor. (Only make-up lessons for excused absences are given) Instructor: Drew Druckrey Thurs., Jan 25-Mar 22 #4708-W18 No lesson on Mar. 15.

30 minute private lesson 8 sessions - $130

Thurs., Apr 5-May 24 #4708-SP18 Kaposia Education Center

30 minute private lesson 8 sessions - $130

CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK! E-News from Secondary Youth Programs! Want to stay in the know of classes being offered for students in grades 6-12? Sign-up for the Electronic Newsletter today! JANUARY - APRIL 2018




Kung Fu (Age 5 – Adult)

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 Ages 5-8 Tues, Feb 13-Apr 24 #4800-W18A Kaposia Education Center (No class Mar 13) Ages 9-14 Tues, Feb 13-Apr 24 #4800-W18B Kaposia Education Center (No class Mar 13)

6-6:45 pm 10 sessions - $71

7-7:45 pm 10 sessions - $71

Learn the lifelong benefits of Kung Fu.Not just a punching, kicking, self-defense class, Kung Fu teaches awareness of self and surroundings and improves self-esteem and confidence. Join a FUN, progressive, full participation class that focuses on helping students develop leadership, discipline, concentration and coordination skills for a healthy mind and body. Improve your strength, flexibility and endurance.This is a skill building progressive training program for beginners through Black Belt. Optional uniform and certification from White to Black Belt are available. Instructor: National Treasure Kung Fu,Inc. No class Feb 19 & Mar 12 Beginner - White Belt Mon, Jan 22-Mar 19 #4802-W18A Yellow - Black Belt Mon Jan 22-Mar 19 #4802-W18B Lincoln Center Elementary Beginner - White Belt Mon, Apr 9-May 21 #4802-Sp18A Yellow - Black Belt Mon, Apr 9-May 21 #4802-Sp18B Lincoln Center Elementary, SSP

6:15-7 pm 7 sessions - $81 7-7:45 pm 7 sessions - $81

6:15-7 pm 7 sessions - $81 7-7:45 pm 7 sessions - $81

Vertical Endeavors (Ages 6-12)

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 include your childs’ birthdate when registering. Instructor: Vertical Endeavors Please bring snack/lunch/beverage and water to the camp. *All participants need a signed waiver by a parent or a courtassigned legal guardian. Registration deadline: Feb. 5 for Feb. 19 camp Mar. 9 for Mar. 30 camp Mon, Feb. 19 #4804-W18

9 am-1 pm 1 session - $55

Fri, Mar. 30 9 am-1 pm #4804-Sp18 1 session - $55 Vertical Endeavors, 855 Phalen Boulevard St.Paul



Sign up NOW for Winter REVvies: An 8-week training program for our younger recreational players! ✓ A fun, challenging, developmental environment. ✓ Players develop beginner footskills techniques

✓ 3 Sessions available—choose one or do all of them—whatever works with your schedule! JANUARY - APRIL 2018

South St. Paul Public Schools Minnesota’s First K-12 IB World Schools District

• 2-Year AA Degree Program in partnership with Inver Hills Community College

• Internationally Focused Programming PreK-12 • 1:1 Mobile Devices for Students in Grades 6-12 • All Day Preschool & Childcare Options

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Do you want to maximize your child's opportunity to: • • • • • • •

learn in a technology-driven environment build relationships within a diverse learning community develop the necessary skills to become a lifelong learner study a strong and stimulating curriculum explore the district's gifted and talented program excel towards his or her highest potential achieve success in a diverse society?

Enroll your child in the Inver Grove Heights Schools today!

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West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Schools School District 197

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

• Challenge students to be creative problemsolvers and criticial thinkers

• Prepare graduates to be successful in an interconnected world . 651.403.7000

Thank You For Your Support, Inver Grove Heights! We are excited that the Inver Grove Heights community voted in favor of our operating levy increase and capital projects levy during the 2017 election. We are humbled by our community’s support, and we thank you for your trust. We promise to honor that trust by continuing to be good stewards of your tax dollars, making sound financial decisions focused on providing quality education that is accessible to all Inver Grove Heights students. Stay Updated on Next Steps Facebook

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District Website



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

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

Salem Hills Elementary School 5899 Babcock Trail E


Pine Bend Elementary School 9875 Inver Grove Trail Veteran Memorial Community Center 8055 Barbara Avenue

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South St Paul & Inver Grove Heights Facilities

Parking Information

SSP High School - Park in east lot off of Sixth Avenue. Enter the main door. Kaposia - Park in front of school. Enter main doors. 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.


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 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 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 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



West St Paul-Mendota HeightsEagan 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

9. Thompson Park Activity Center 1200 Stassen Lane, West St Paul 10. Early Learning & Family Resource Center 1970 Christensen Ave, West St Paul

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


Lexington Ave.

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Delaware Ave.

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


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

Heritage Middle School

5. Mendota Elementary School 1979 Summit Lane, Mendota Heights

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11. WSP Adut Basic Education 150 Marie Ave, West St Paul

4. Garlough Environmental Magnet School 1740 Charlton Street, West St Paul

7. Pilot Knob Elementary School 1436 Lone Oak Road, Eagan

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8. Somerset Elementary School 1355 Dodd Road, Mendota Heights




School Readiness 651-403-8353

Yankee Doodle Rd.

Community Resources

360 Communities (Formerly the CAC) 952-985-5300 Central Square Community Center 651-366-6206 Child Care Resource & Referral 952-985-4045 Community Action Programs (CAP) 651-322-3500 Crisis Nursery Program 651-641-1300 Dakota County Childcare Assistance 651-554-5790 Dakota County Community Development 651-675-4400 Dakota County Employment/ Economic Assist 651-554-5611 Dakota County Public Health 651-554-6100 DARTS 651-455-1560 Eagan Parks and Recreation 651-675-5500 First Call For Help 651-291-0211 First Call Minnesota 800-543-7709 Head Start (CAP Agency) 651-322-3500 Hearing Impaired Voice/TTY 711

Early Childhood Screening 651-403-8363 Inver Glen Library Inver Grove Heights Parks and Rec Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation Metro Transit Mothers and Children (MAC) Nutrition National Association on Mental Illness Neighbor’s, Inc South St Paul HRA South St Paul Parks and Recreation South St Paul Public Library United Way First Call for Help Veterans Memorial Community Center Voting Info (MN Secretary of State) WeSt St Paul Parks and Recreation Wentworth Library

651-554-6840 651-450-2585 651-452-1850 612-373-3333 651-484-8421 651-645-2948 651-455-1508 651-554-3270 651-366-6200 651-554-3240 612-340-7400 651-450-2480 651-215-1440 651-552-4150 651-554-6800

Youth Programs 651-403-8313



School-Age Care 651-403-8054

Facility Scheduling 651-403-8313 JANUARY - APRIL 2018 53



Life Long Learning

Fee Assistance

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

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're happy to assist you!

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 first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to register early!

Assume you are in!

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


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 do not provide a daytime phone number.

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.

Photograph Use Policy

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 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 Seniors and EssentiaCare members may take one $15 discount per class per calendar year. Members must be a UCare member at the time of the registration, and throughout the duration of the class. Members need to include their UCare ID numbers when registering. Some restrictions may apply.For more information, call 612-676-3351. *UCare Choices and Fairview Choices members are not eligible for the $15 class discount.



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Community Education Registration

By Phone

Formulario de Registro de Educación Comunitaria

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

Grado (si aplica)

Address:_______________________________________________________________________ Dirección

City:_____________________________________________ Zip:__________________________ Código postal


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.

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

-- In Person

7:30 am-3 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 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.

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Community Education District Admin. Offices 1897 Delaware Ave Mendota Hts, MN 55118

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If you are in need of another registration form, visit website at 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 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. JANUARY - APRIL 2018


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

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage


ECRWSS Postal Patron

Twin Cities, MN Permit No. 2015

28th Annual

s e i t i v i t c A r e Summ & Safety Fair Thursday, April 5 2018 5:30-7:30 pm

Veterans Memorial Community Center National Guard Armory Building 8055 Barbara Avenue,Inver Grove Heights Activities and information for parents and children, ages birth through elementary school age. All family members are invited. Fun activities and places to go this summer! Many hands-on activities and safety tips are available, plus talk with experts from more than 70 agencies and organizations.

For more information, call ECFE at 651-457-9418 The Summer Activities & Safety Fair is offered FREE to the public as a community service by the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program of Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul and by the many agencies represented.

2018 Winter-Spring TriDistrict Community Education Adult Catalog  
2018 Winter-Spring TriDistrict Community Education Adult Catalog