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  • Senior Program Donation

    Greetings from the White Bear Area Senior Program. All year round, the White Bear Area Senior Program gives you the opportunity to: Hang out with friends at more than fifteen weekly activities. Stay fit at fun daily fitness classes. Shop for unique items at the Craft Corner Gift Shop. Relax at our “Take a Book, Leave a Book” Library. View local artist and history exhibits. Continue lifelong learning through a variety of enrichment classes. Save on your insurance by completing Smart Driver classes. Keep your feet healthy and toes happy at our Foot Care Clinic. Volunteer with the senior program, area schools, and greater community. Receive nutritious meals through our Meals on Wheels program. Stay connected though The Voice newsletter. Thanks to the generous support of the community, the White Bear Area Senior Program is able to provide these activities, programs and services at no or low cost to participants. Please consider making a financial contribution today. Give area seniors the gift of education, companionship and connection with a donation to the White Bear Area Senior Program. All gifts are appreciated and tax-deductible.
  • Senior Program Donation 2021-2022

    Greetings from the White Bear Area Senior Program. All year round, the White Bear Area Senior Program gives you the opportunity to: Hang out with friends at more than fifteen weekly activities. Stay fit at fun daily fitness classes. Shop for unique items at the Craft Corner Gift Shop. Relax at our “Take a Book, Leave a Book” Library. View local artist and history exhibits. Continue lifelong learning through a variety of enrichment classes. Save on your insurance by completing Smart Driver classes. Keep your feet healthy and toes happy at our Foot Care Clinic. Volunteer with the senior program, area schools, and greater community. Receive nutritious meals through our Meals on Wheels program. Stay connected though The Voice newsletter. Thanks to the generous support of the community, the White Bear Area Senior Program is able to provide these activities, programs and services at no or low cost to participants. Please consider making a financial contribution today. Give area seniors the gift of education, companionship and connection with a donation to the White Bear Area Senior Program. All gifts are appreciated and tax-deductible.
  • Meals on Wheels Donation

    Meals on Wheels is a community service that delivers nutritious meals to your home with the help of volunteers. This services is available to all persons regardless of age or ability. It is a wonderful way for individuals to stay connected to their communities, remain healthy, and live independently, for as long as possible as well as those with a short term need for meals after a hospitalization/surgery. Meals are provided at a reduced rate due to generous donations from participants, foundations, and the wider community, and also through support of the White Bear Lake Area School District, Senior Services Consortium of Ramsey County, Metro Meals on Wheels, local Lions Clubs and others. For more information about Meals on Wheels call our Meals on Wheels Coordinator Debbie Walker at 651-653-3123 or email Deb.Walker@isd624.org
  • Get Up & Go Fitness - Class Punch Card

    Fun aerobic classes for those needing a slower tempo and less vigorous program. Improve endurance, flexibility and strength, balance and coordination. Great for beginners! These are drop in classes - Attend when you can. Tuesday - Friday from 9:30 - 10:30 am. Purchase a 8-class punch card either online or from the White Bear Area Senior Center Office. Punch cards need to be picked up from the Senior Center at 2484 East County Rd F, WBL Classes are held at the White Bear Dance Center, 2462 East County Road F, WBL Questions? Call 651-653-3121
  • Get Up & Go Fitness - Class Punch Card

    Fun aerobic classes for those needing a slower tempo and less vigorous program. Improve endurance, flexibility and strength, balance and coordination. Great for beginners! These are drop in classes - Attend when you can. Tuesday - Friday from 9:30 - 10:30 am. Purchase a 8-class punch card either online or from the White Bear Area Senior Center Office. Punch cards need to be picked up from the Senior Center at 2484 East County Rd F, WBL Classes are held at the White Bear Dance Center, 2462 East County Road F, WBL Questions? Call 651-653-3121 Drop in classes begin Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  • Acrylic Painting

    Whether you have experience with acrylic painting or not, these painting party classes are a great way to spend your mornings. You will be given all the supplies needed and step-by-step instructions from a professional artist as you create your very own masterpiece. All classes will be held at the Gladstone Community Center in Maplewood. Only 3.45 miles South of Hwy 694 - View Map Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled. Winter Fox January 22 Winter Tree February 26 Lift Bridge March 26 Witch's Tower April 23 Stone Arch in the Rain May 21
  • Growing Vegetables in Containers (online)

    Whether you are challenged by lack of garden space, or want vegetables within an easy reach, most food plants can be grown in containers as easily as decorative plants. Learn about the benefits and best practices of growing vegetables and other food plants in containers instead of planting them in the ground. Join us online! This class will be held online and taught by a Hennepin County Master Gardner. You will receive a link before the class begins. This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Education Programs. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • 55+ Driver Safety Refresher Class

    This class will be taught online [virtually] by the instructor. Participants will be able to attend class at the Senior Center or take as an online class at home. Please choose which location you will be participating in when registering. If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills! The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests. According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state-approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. This includes in-person classroom, online training, and live virtual Zoom classes. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. NOTE: If you choose to take the class from home, you will need to visit the Senior Center to pick up the class booklet. The class link will be sent the day before the class. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council Our Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. What We Do: The Minnesota Safety Council is a member-based, private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries - a leading cause of death, disability and economic loss. We offer traffic programs for the workplace and the larger community, including defensive driving classes for mature drivers and interactive online programs for teens. Since 1928, our sole focus has been to make Minnesota a safer and healthier place to live. The Minnesota Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council.
  • Grill Scrapper

    Looking for something to up your tailgating game? Father's Day gift? How about a custom engraved grill cleaner that you made? In this class, you will learn some woodworking basics while making a grill cleaner. You will make these items from scratch and can be custom engraved. Kids (age 12) also welcome, with an accompanying adult. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Learn to Kayak

    Get outdoors, learn something new, and experience your local park! Kick off summer with a kayak paddle on White Bear Lake to look for birds, turtles, and fish. Learn how to paddle, get in and out safely, and what to pack for a day on the water. Learn how relaxing and fun paddling can be. We will have single and double kayaks available. Wear shoes that can get wet and dress in layers for time on the water. Children ages 6-16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Life vests are provided, but bring one if you have one. NOTE If you are registering for an adult and child only register the adult. There will be a line to add the students name. Meet at White Bear County Park, 5050 Lake Avenue, White Bear Lake Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Why You Can't Trust Your Trust

    The trust is a very popular component and tool to be used in our Estate Planning. However, there is a variety of vastly different trust options to be used and the question arises: "Am I using the right Trust for my needs and goals?" Often used Trusts include: Living Trusts, Testamentary Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts, each serves a different purpose, each has a different result. One common problem that often needs addressing is the over-utilization of the Living Trust for goals or problems that it does not resolve. For example, "Does my Living Trust protect my assets against Medicaid and the nursing home?" The answer is probably not. The Irrevocable Trust and the Testamentary Trust each have their strengths and weaknesses as well. We will clearly define the strengths and weaknesses of these different types of Trusts and when to use them. Explore your goals and wishes to see where they fall in the realm of Trusts. Class encourages questions and we hope to provide answers that will set your mind at ease or assist you in the decision making in this area. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Acupressure Face Lift & Skin Savvy (ONLINE)

    Here’s a facelift you can do at home. Acupressure is an ancient Eastern healing method that works with the energy that flows through your body. Stimulating facial acupressure points can help erase years from your face naturally, bring a healthy glow to your skin; increase muscle tone; decrease puffiness and eye bags; reduce lines and prevent new lines from forming; even decrease headaches, relieve eye strain, soothe nerves and increase relaxation. Learn how to make your skin as healthy as possible from the inside out. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • One Last Time: World War II Veteran Stories (Online)

    Members of the “Greatest Generation” are leaving us at an alarming rate. Photographer and Amateur Historian, Jay Grammond planned and facilitated a WWII History Series in Elk River for 13 years. In that time, he got to know numerous people that lived during that time in history. Holocaust, and Japanese-American Internment Camp Survivors; Homefront Workers; Allied POW’s; Veterans from all branches and Theatres, and in one case, even a German Soldier who fought the whole war on the Eastern Front! In this presentation, Jay is going to tell you about some of these people who participated in his History Series, and are sadly, no longer here. One Veteran even stated, “This will probably be my last time telling this story.” Don’t miss this unique insight into the lives of these amazing people. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • 55+ Driver Safety - Full Class

    This class will be taught online [virtually] by the instructor. Participants will be able to attend class at the Senior Center or take as an online class at home. Please choose which location you will be participating in when registering. If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills! The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests. According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state-approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. This includes in-person classroom, online training, and live virtual Zoom classes. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. NOTE: If you choose to take the class from home, you will need to visit the Senior Center to pick up the class booklet. The class link will be sent the day before the class. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council Our Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. What We Do: The Minnesota Safety Council is a member-based, private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries - a leading cause of death, disability and economic loss. We offer traffic programs for the workplace and the larger community, including defensive driving classes for mature drivers and interactive online programs for teens. Since 1928, our sole focus has been to make Minnesota a safer and healthier place to live. The Minnesota Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council.
  • Growing, Harvesting, and Enjoying Herbs (online)

    Take the mystery out of growing, harvesting and storing herbs. Learn how these easy to grow plants can be used in landscaping to add variety and attract pollinators, as well as in cooking, home decorating and more! Join us online! This class will be held online and taught by a Hennepin County Master Gardner. You will receive a link to access the class. This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Education Programs. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Basics of Personal Financial Management (Online)

    Today young working adults often have a heavy debt load, significant financial goals in life, and conflicting financial priorities. The purpose of this class is to help guide you through balancing all these goals, logically working though achieving them all without overly compromising your current lifestyle. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Acrylic Painting

    Learn to create a unique, quick and expressive acrylic paintings. Working quickly allows colors to blend and brush strokes to show, creating dynamic results. Create a beautiful acrylic painting following step by step instructions all while learning about composition and color mixing. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included. Each class can stand alone or take all to build more skills. June 14 - Hibiscus July 7 - Hummingbird August 4 - Forest Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Instant Pot: Summer Side Salads

    This is a Live Online class using the zoom platform, scheduled to take place at the noted date and time. All participants will receive an email that includes easy instructions for accessing the class as well as handouts if there are handouts for the class. Looking for variety in your summer meal planning? Join Kirsten in her kitchen via your computer or phone while she demonstrates a variety of light and fresh summer side salads including Colorful Quinoa Salad, French Green Lentil Salad, and Italian Cauliflower Salad. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards so you can follow along at your convenience. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Building Your Vision: Taking Your Photography From Good To Great! (Online)

    Are you a Photographer that wants to take your images to the next level; or maybe someone that is just getting going in photography? Do you want to be a photographer that TAKES Pictures; or one that CREATES Images? You’ll leave this class with ideas and concepts that you can put into practice right away. We will cover some compositional basics that will surely improve your images if you are not using them; and we will discuss concepts of building your Photographic Vision to take your images from good to great! Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Acupressure to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Sinus Problems & More (online)

    Acupressure is an ancient healing art and self-help tool. It can offer great relief with no side effects and help you feel your best. Along with the specific points to help relieve stress, insomnia, anxiety, irritability and even weight gain, learn the Nine Master Pressure Points which are the most helpful and most frequently prescribed to help and assist every system in your body. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • The ABCs and 1-2-3s of Tending Our Treasures

    This presentation takes an entertaining look at valuing your possessions. It will answer questions like: What determines value? How do you know what things are worth? How does the market influence value? What are the best avenues for selling treasures? Bring something in and we will do some valuations at the end of the class. Examples of what to bring in: Items that are easy to transport and carry in. Collectables, art or household items like pottery, glassware, figurines, clocks, items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, jewelry, or easy to carry furniture items. Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • On Angels Wings

    On a a long 10 x 20 inch canvas we will create amazing angels, using paint, torn papers, stencils, gesso, glue, pastels, lace, glitter and a variety of other fun materials. The instructor will guide you step by step. You'll see how easy it is. No experience is necessary. The photos to the right are examples of this project, you will choose your colors & materials. Each angel will be lovely & unique! Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.
  • Solving Your Dog's Separation Stress

    The pandemic has left many of us home with our dogs all day, everyday, but it won't last forever. Solving Separation Stress will cover what you can do RIGHT NOW to start preparing your dog for the transition to being home alone for longer periods. You’ll learn what your dog may be experiencing while left home alone and what concrete steps you can take to help them to adjust to the new normal. Learn specific training techniques to reduce your dog's boredom, frustration and stress caused by being alone. Instructor: Meg Beisner, TCOTC Obedience Instructor (Twin Cities Obedience Training Club)
  • Watercolor Painting

    Paint a beautiful watercolor painting with instructor Vanessa Merry. You will received step by step instructions and discussion on the techniques used in watercolor painting, such as, wet on wet and wet on dry. Students will paint and work together with Vanessa to create a wonderful scene. This is a great, no fear way to learn to paint in watercolors even if you have no experience. All supplies are provided and each class can stand alone or take all to build even more skills. June 28 - Lake Scene July 19 - Sailboat August 17 - Village Street Register Now, Pay Later: Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are using a “Register Now, Pay Later” procedure. When you register for a class, the class total will come up at Zero dollars ($0). Your credit/debit card or checking account will be charged 3 days prior to the class start date. You will be notified if a class is canceled.