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  • 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, Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services, 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
  • Medicare Made Easy (online)

    Medicare can be quite complicated so we will discuss how Medicare works, what it costs and how to enroll. We will discuss why you would want Medicare insurance, the types of insurance that are available and how Part D (drug plans) work. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions Medicare Open Enrollment Starts: December 7, 2020 This class is not a sales pitch. It is educational only. Instructors may have business cards available upon request.
  • Financial Workshop Series (Online)

    Join us for this four night series on managing your money hosted by Edward Jones Representative Clay Peterson. October 1 - Foundations of Investing is an educational program for people who either are new to investing or need a refresher. Participants will learn: The importance of developing a strategy. The impact of asset allocation. The influence of inflation on your long-term strategy. October 21 - Retirement by Design illustrates how you can help translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you will learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want. Discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to handle unexpected events and keep your strategy on track. November 11 - Ready or Not? Preparing of the Unexpected: Preparing of the Unexpected shares tips on how to develop a proactive strategy for protection and preparing for the unexpected. The presentation discusses planning for the expected, preparing for the unexpected and positioning your portfolio for both expected and unexpected life changes. December 9 - Preparing your Estate Plan: This presentation is designed to help people better understand the basics of estate planning so they can consider the options that make the most sense for their specific situations. Participants will learn what to consider when creating a will, the benefits of trusts in estate planning, how to help reduce taxes on estates and how insurance can help protect your family. If you are unable to attend all four nights you can enroll for each of these as a stand alone class HERE. A few days prior to class you will receive an email with an invite to this online ZOOM class.
  • Financial Workshop 1: Foundations of Investing (Online)

    Foundations of Investing is an educational program for people who either are new to investing or need a refresher. Participants will learn: The importance of developing a strategy. The impact of asset allocation. The influence of inflation on your long-term strategy. A few days prior to class you will receive an email with an invite to this online ZOOM class.
  • Zumba

    Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness.
  • Hypnosis: Weight Loss/Health Eating, Stop Smoking/Vaping, or Chewing Tobacco

    Do you feel like your life revolves around food or smoking cigarettes or vaping? Stop the cravings and urges with hypnosis and learn how to get healthy today! No more weight gain, no more cravings! This is a combined class with 2 sessions running concurrently. All students come together at introductions and then split into groups for their hypnosis sessions. Participants can attend both sessions at the combined class fee. Lifetime members pay a nominal fee. Participants will receive a hypnosis reinforcement CD and membership card to attend future classes.
  • Organize Your Photos - Digital and Print (Online)

    Imagine ... all your photos organized and all in one place, permanently, safely, and you have a system that lets you find any photo in literally seconds! This includes old slides, movies, and memorabilia too! We will talk about scanners and digitizing old media, cloud storage accounts, as well as software for creating digital books and projects, and how to repair older damaged photos. A few days prior to class you will receive an email with an invite to your online class - most classes use ZOOM or Google Meet.
  • Many Faces: Racial Definitions 101 (Online)

    Midway through one of the craziest years in American history, we find ourselves in a society that is ripe for change! We are wanting to do better and be better with and for each other no matter your race, gender, or ethnic background. Americans are hearing and using language that may be uncommon including phrases like implicit bias, cultural awareness, and anti-racism. In this workshop, we walk our participants through commonly used terms and phrases that are frequently used in current discussions around equity. We will examine the meanings of these terms, how these terms and concepts are being used, and how they should be used as we continue to grapple with the necessary change that is sweeping our nation in this very atypical year of 2020! Approximately a week before the class begins we will send a mass email out to all participants with the Zoom link.
  • Glass Fundamentals: Paperweights

    Don’t miss this opportunity to create your own glass blown paperweight artwork! Not only is paperweight fun to create but it is also the most forgiving for first time glass blowers. In this class, you’ll learn basic fundamentals of glass work such as gathering, coloring, shaping, and transferring. Wear closed toe shoes, cotton clothing you can get dirty, and dress in layers as the studio can get quite warm. Please note: You will need to return at a later date to pick up your finished work. Students under 18 must have a parent present to sign waiver. Students ages 8-15 must be register with an adult.
  • Fly Tying Essentials

    Learn how to flies! Tying flies is a fun and creative hobby that gives you a greater appreciation of your catch!. Learn the basics of fly tying through three hands-on lessons from an expert in the field. By the end of class you will have the skills to tie a majority of the flies used to catch trout and panfish. There is a $10 materials fee.
  • Many Faces: Discover Your Roots (Online)

    Learn how to start researching your family tree! We’ll cover free tools for starting your family tree, how to gather and add family information, how to use free databases and how to find other family tree information. Forms and outlines will be provided via email prior to each session. During the third session we will do some searching for one of your own ancestors. Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Upon registering, you will receive a link to access the class. Simply click the link on the days and time of class and Mary will lead you through the class from the comfort of your own home! Instructor: Mary Wickersham Mary Wickersham is a longtime member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Irish Genealogical Society International, and the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has extensive experience as an author, professional genealogist and lecturer and has her own research business.
  • Cardio Drumming

    Cardio drumming takes a simple movement - drumming - and turns it into a full-body workout that will leave you smiling, sweating, and feeling great. Cardio drumming brings together drumsticks, an exercise ball, and an exercise ball stand to create one of the most fun workouts you'll ever do. Jam out to the music, take out your anger, sweat, and HAVE FUN!
  • Candlelight Yoga

    In this class the basic, foundational yoga postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. Enjoy the relaxing environment in this candlelit room. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. This is a level one class. All levels are welcomed.
  • Craft Beer Backstage Pass - Hang with the Pro's

    The CRAFT BEER BACKSTAGE PASS course is designed to take the craft beer enthusiast and educate them like a craft community insider. Participants will get on a first name basis with the management and brew team here at Big Wood Brewery. Get a back-stage VIP tour of the brewery and an up-close and personal introduction to our team. The class will revolve around the different styles of beer that are served at our tap-room. We will be discussing everything from base grains to hop species to the brew process of each hand-crafted beverage in the Big Wood line-up. Other items covered in this course will be hot topics in the craft beer industry, forecasting new trends and what our brew team sees on the horizon in the craft world. A Q&A session will be held at the end of each class and participants are encouraged to come with questions that cover any craft beer related topic. All participants will receive free samples with their class enrollment. About Big Wood Brewery In 2009 we launched the brewery and created our first award-winning craft beer, Morning Wood Coffee Stout. Since that day, we have been committed to crafting quality beer our way. We respect the laws and traditions of our industry, but we don’t feel the need to follow trends. Deviating from the norm is our norm — we consider ourselves the original hipsters (or shall we say “hopster”) due to our lack of interest in conforming. For more information on visit: https://bigwoodbrewery.com/
  • Financial Workshop 2: Retirement by Design (Online)

    Retirement by Design illustrates how you can help translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you will learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want. Discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to handle unexpected events and keep your strategy on track. A few days prior to class you will receive an email with an invite to this online ZOOM class.
  • Financial Power of Attorney & the Health Care Directive (Online)

    This is a live Online class using the with Google Meet. All participants will receive an email a few days before class with log on instructions for accessing the class, as well as handouts if applicable. Unexpected events happen. Plan now and learn about the use and benefit of a Financial Power of Attorney and the Health Care Directive. Understand what the agent's responsibility is and factors in selecting your agent(s). You will leave class with all the forms and information you need to aid you in preparing them.
  • Many Faces: Power, Privilege and Identity: Exploring positions in society and the power that comes with privilege (online)

    The Many Faces of the White Bear Lake Area - Building Community Through Storytelling Equity & Disparities; Racism, Sexism, Classism...What is my role and responsibility? Examining and understanding our own identities is just one piece to the puzzle of combating systemic oppression.
  • Preparing to Downsize Your Life and Home

    This course is designed to teach you the necessary steps to downsize your life and your home. We will discuss the type of home that may best fits your changing needs, the home buying process, today’s market dynamics, and purchasing housing that fits your current and future needs.
  • Leather Handled Tote

    Using rattan reed and handmade leather strapping, we will weave a tote basket measuring 7" x 15" by 11" high. It is a great class for any level of weaver and you will leave with a finished basket. The instructor does not provide a finishing stain, but will instruct you on what you need to complete your basket.
  • Swing Dance Workshop

    One night. One dance. A lifetime of fun! An "Arch" and a "Loop" are just two of the patterns that can take you from the sidelines onto the dance floor. Couples only please! Adults can partner with a child grade 3 and up. Ages 16 and up to not need an adult partner.
  • Many Faces: Votes for Women 101 (Online)

    On the morning of August 27th, 1920, Minnesotans were the first women in the United States to reach the ballot box using the full powers of the 19th Amendment. This moment was the culmination of nearly a century of effort by women’s suffrage activists across the United States. During an engaging multi-media presentation, historian and playwright Madeline Hansen will introduce participants to the milestones and leaders of the “Votes for Women” movement and explore Minnesota's unique place in the landscape of Women's Suffrage history. Please register by Friday, October 17 at 12pm. Join us online! This class will be held online. The instructor will email you information to access the class one week before the class starts. Please register by October 17. This online class is held in partnership with Shakopee, ISD 622, Minnetonka and White Bear Lake Community Education Programs.
  • Many Faces: Historical Mis-education of the Word Ni**er (Online)

    Ni$$er/Ni$$a is the most pejorative, exploited, offensive, socially acceptable and capitalistic word in the history of the world specifically as it pertains to the misconception of the word being Black/African/African American culture. We will examine and critique its history, present day usage, its global popularity and the future of Ni$$er/Ni$$a, and learn how to use the word as an educational, awareness and consciousness training tool. This workshop will contain extremely sensitive language and engage in understanding the problem, cause, barriers and engaging in discourse to find a collective movement focused on resolving a term created out of White Supremacy to instill inferiority plaguing our public schools, college campuses, communities, and African/African American culture and society. Ages 14+ welcome to participate. Students under 14 must register with a parent/guardian. PRESENTERS Dr. Turner is a co-founder of Community Minded Educators LLC. This consulting company is about bringing attention to race and equality to the forefront of the education of African-American children. Dr. Turner has over 27 years in the education field and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of urban education. As a lecturer his primary focus will always be empowerment and inclusion within the urban communities and exposing those who are considered privileged to the cultural diversities and understanding within the broken education system. Mr. Alexander Hines served in the United State Air Force (USAF) as a non-commissioned officer for 15 years. After separating from the USAF, he earned a B.S. in Management Studies and a double minor in History and Psychology from the University of Maryland, University College, European Division, Heidelberg, Germany and a Masters of Education Degree in Counseling and Guidance Services from Clemson University with an emphasis in Student Affairs. Alexander has 28 years of experience in higher education in student and academic affairs working with traditional, non-traditional, first-generation, underserved and underrepresented high school and college students and their parents/caregivers. Being a first generation college student and African American man, his passions are African American/Black Identity development, and assisting underrepresented and underserved high school students with intersectional identities to gain access to higher education and helping them to become successful in pursuing their dreams of obtaining a postsecondary degree. Dr. Marcellus Davis has spent over 20 years working towards racial educational equity in education (K-12 & Higher Education). He has held numerous positions through his educational career ranging from Urban Education amp; Human Relations Professor, Executive Director of a Charter School, Director of Achievement and Integration Equity and American Indian Education. His theoretical development is in the scholarship of Critical Race Theory (CRT), in particular CRT in education. His scholarship also includes racial identity development, in particular, Black identity development. Dr. Davis is an innovative educator who builds programs, and authors powerful testimonies on how students of color, in particular, African American/ Black students experience schools and how to resist White Supremacy as a Black student. Approximately a week before the class begins we will send an email out to all participants with the Zoom link.
  • Drafting Your Own Will (Online)

    This is a live Online class using the with Google Meet. All participants will receive an email a few days before class with log on instructions for accessing the class, as well as handouts if applicable. What would happen if you should die? Who would raise your children? Who will be your executor? Without a will, the law in Minnesota will make all decisions for you, whether you agree or not. Developing a will is an important step in providing for the ones you love. Learn various techniques of property distribution, protection of the state and beneficiaries, explore basic will concepts and assess your need for a simple will. You will also receive individualized personal attention, sample forms, and language for use in drafting your own will. The second night of class will be a scheduled time with Mr. Wellner to sign your will in person at his law office in Vadnais Heights. Weather permitting you will be signing the will outside of the building, if raining you will meet in the lobby. You will need to bring 2 witnesses with you; a spouse does count as a witness. To keep everyone safe, face masks must be worn during this meeting and all should follow social distancing. Wellner Law, 3640 Talmage Circle, Vadnais Heights