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  • 55+ Driver Safety - Full Class

    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: You must stop by the Senior Center to pick up your Class Booklet. 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.
  • 55+ Driver Safety - Full Class

    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.
  • 55+ Driver Safety Refresher Class

    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%, 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. 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.
  • 55+ Driver Safety Refresher Class

    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%, 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. 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.
  • 90-Minutes with an Estate Attorney (online)

    We all have goals. Sometimes our goal is to gift assets to others either while we are alive or after we've passed. We also wonder about: What about Estate Tax and Gift Tax Planning? Should I gift my money away in a Will, or a Trust? Would I qualify for Medicaid? What is the 60-month claw back? What if my spouse goes into the nursing home and exhausts our money? What about my current Trust; does it avoid the nursing home? Most people believe that their trust shields the assets from the nursing home and creditors. Many people may be wrong! We will walk through these questions and many more, including how to plan and place your assets to meet your retirement, your nursing home goals, and after you have passed.
  • Abdominal Strengtheners That Won’t Make You Get On The Floor (Online)

    Abdominal muscles weaken and lose shape due to past pregnancies, surgeries, sitting at a desk all day, being sedentary and poor posture. Learn a series of extremely effective exercises to quickly strengthen all four layers of abdominal, WITHOUT stressing back or neck joints and WITHOUT getting on the floor. Common abdominal exercises like crunches can place too much stress on back and neck joints.
  • Acrylic Pouring Ornaments

    Take the art of acrylic pouring to a whole new level by creating fun festive ornaments for the holiday season. Create unique one-of-a-kind seasonal décor to keep or give away as gifts. First learn different acrylic pouring techniques. Then it is your turn to try out these techniques on 3 round bulb ornaments and 2 wooden cut out silhouettes. All supplies provided including a tray to transport your works home in.
  • An American Love Affair: Cars of the 1950’s (Online)

    What is your favorite Classic Car? Our instructor’s favorite is the 1957 Chevy Belair! Growing up watching “Happy Days”, and having parents take him and his siblings to car shows started a lifelong love affair with cars and trucks, especially from the 1950’s. World War II was over, manufacturing went back to normal; and the economy was starting to blossom. Highways were becoming a thing that allowed people to travel the country; and vehicle production really took an amazing turn in the 1950’s. We’ll take a look at the details that made these cars so special.
  • Armchair Travels: The Mighty Five (Online)

    Did you know that Utah is home to five National Parks? Not only that but they also have amazing State Parks, National Monuments, and Recreation Areas! Join our instructor as he highlights his images from a recent summer road trip. Learn about the Mighty Five plus some other bonus information. This is a great time to plan your road trip for next summer.
  • Blow Your Own Bud Vase

    The bud vase is a great in-between class before taking the more advanced floral vase class. This allows students to become fluid by using heat, gravity, and optic molds to create different shapes and textures for your vessel. While using skills learned in prior classes, this piece will allow students to experience working on shapes that require more glass and alternative forms of shaping. This class will also provide a glimpse of the skills that are needed to create more sophisticated vessels and sculptures. 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.
  • 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!
  • Creating Balance

    Finding balance in all areas is an essential part of life - and that includes keeping physical balance. Unlike typical fall prevention programs that focus on balance exercises and removing fall hazards from the home, this workshop focuses on exercises for whole-body health that simultaneously improve balance and stability. Develop techniques to regain balance that can be easily added into everyday life without taking time away from a busy schedule.
  • Four Famous Cookies

    Learn how to create the rolled Norwegian cookie, Krumkakes, made with cream, butter, cinnamon or vanilla. We will also make Italian Pizzelles, crisp and light anise or vanilla flavored cookies. Next will be the Swedish Sandbakkelse, chewy almond flavored cookies baked in tiny tins to resemble tarts, and lastly the Rosette. These deep fried delicacies are paper thin Scandinavian delicacies dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Expect great recipes plus the many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success! Remember to bring empty containers for leftovers! There is a $13 food fee due to the instructor at class.
  • Fun with Epoxy

    Learn the basics of working with Epoxy by decorating your own wall plaque! Choose from several shapes; State of Minnesota, a rectangle, a heart, or a dragon. Feel free to bring any items from home you might want to use to personalize it like sea shells or a heart shape to mark where you live, as these can be placed on the piece at the end when the epoxy is sticky. Please Note: Additional plaques can be made in the same class for an additional $20 each. If you want a custom shape, the State of Texas for example, you must contact the instructor, Makerspace, in advance to make sure they can make your request. There will be an extra fee for custom shapes depending on the shape. Contact Makerspace at 651-245-6400 Project Pick Up. Epoxy needs to cure for 24 hours. You will need to pick up your project a different day. Students (age 9 - 15) also welcome, with accompanying adult.
  • Get Top Dollar For Your Home

    With so many options to choose from, selling your home can be a confusing process. We'll help you find the best approach for your home with tips on pricing, preparing your home and staging for the best price. Learn inexpensive ways to boost your value. Once your home is sold, learn options to put your proceeds to best use. Bring your questions and leave with a plan!
  • Glassblowing 101: Paperweight

    This class is designed with the beginner in mind so that anyone can experience the art for themselves, no matter the skill level. Paperweights are the perfect project for first-timers to try out glassblowing. Under the guidance of an instructor, students will experience how glass is manipulated and formed into a simple shape. Creating a glass paperweight teaches the fundamentals of gathering, coloring, shaping and transferring the piece off of the blowpipe. 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.
  • Instant Pot Basics Series (online)

    It’s time to finally use that Instant Pot! In this live 4-part online Zoom class you’ll learn how to make breakfasts thru dinners and appetizers thru desserts! Each week Kirsten will demonstrate a different aspect of pressure cooking: from how a pressure cooker works to how to cook with frozen meats to all-in-one meals to pot-in-pot cooking. Handouts accompanying each session offer additional recipes beyond what is demonstrated during class and each week there’s plenty of time for Q&A and sharing how we’ve used our Pots since the previous class. Class will be recorded.
  • Introduction to Podcasts (online)

    Have you heard about Podcasts and would like to learn more? In this class we will learn all about how to listen to these digital audio shows online, select your favorite topics and even learn about any subject. You'll see how Podcasts are now one of the most popular tools for learning and personal growth, as well as fun form of entertainment! No prior experience required. Learn how to download a Podcast app, understand the different categories to choose from, how to subscribe to a Podcast you enjoy and how to listen to them while in your home, car, or out for a walk.
  • Is Your Waistband Too Tight Today? 6 Strategies To Win The Battle Of A Bulging Belly (Online)

    Have you ever found that in the morning your pants fit fine but by mid-afternoon, the waistband squeezes you like a tourniquet? Or that no matter how many crunches you do, your stomach still hangs out? Getting rid of a potbelly is much more than just doing abdominal exercises. In this workshop, you will learn the main causes and 6 strategies for getting rid of belly bloat. We will do a few exercises designed to strengthen the deepest layer of abdominal muscle - the layer that is responsible for flattening your stomach, shaping your waistline and supporting your lower back. And we will do this without getting on the floor.
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  • Keeping the Cabin, Farm or Business in the Family (Online)

    The division of Mom and Dad’s estate can lead to bitter battles between children and even grandchildren and impact their relationships forever. When the next generation deals with these important family legacy asset questions and issues often arise: Who will pay the taxes? What if one family member uses it more or does all the work? Who pays for what? How can I ensure my children receive equal inheritance? What effect will estate taxes have? Get the answers to these and other questions and learn how to keep a cabin, business, farm, or other important family legacy property in the family without driving the family apart.
  • Learn to Knit: Beginners & Returning Students

    Knitting is relaxing, fun, creative and a great way to spend a cold winter afternoon! Beginning Knitters will learn all the skills necessary to get knitting and by night three, with a little practice, you will be able to create a beautiful scarf, cute hat or a handy washcloth. Returning Knitters will continue to practice their new learned skill plus a few new tricks! Learn different ways to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease stitches and work on a new project - a KeyHole Scarf. You will need to bring to class Solid, light colored bulky weight yarn Size 10 knitting needles Scissors
  • Many Faces Programming Donation 2021-2022

    Your donation will help support the mission of the Many Faces of the White Bear Lake Area. Donations will helps us continue to offer low cost education options to the community. To donate please click the "Enroll Now" button and choose one of the four options provided. Thank you for your support! . Many Faces is a collaboration of organizations from the greater White Bear Lake Area that looks to build community by providing opportunities to listen, learn, reflect, and engage in conversations on equity, diversity, and inclusion; to explore our history and acknowledge our changing demographics; to gain insight into the experiences and perspectives of our neighbors; and to better understand the role we each play in creating a more welcoming and inclusive community. For more information on Many Faces visit https://manyfaceswblarea.org/
  • Many Faces: Community Conversations on Race

    The Many Faces of the White Bear Lake Area is proud to be partnering with the Minnesota Humanities Center to host a 4-part community conversation series for the broader White Bear Lake Area with the goal of learning and understanding how we experience and recognize racism in our community, how it impacts the community, and how we can educate ourselves to learn and to lead work in creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all. We hope you will join us for the following four meetings, however attending all four sessions is not required to participate in the series sessions. Session 1 - Listen & Learn / June 24 This session is designed to give community members an opportunity to listen to and learn from neighbors of color sharing about their experiences of racism in the White Bear Lake Area using a story circle format. Session 2 - Learn & Lead / July 29 Drawing from the stories shared in the first session combined with the opportunity to hear from guest presenters, community members will begin conversations about what they learned and begin brainstorming ideas of how we can eliminate racism in our communities and promote a more welcoming and inclusive community for all. Session 3 - Lead & Act / August 19 Community members will review, discuss, and provide feedback regarding their ideas from Session 2. Once reviewed community members will identify what gaps exist and begin to develop action steps for eliminating racism in our communities and promote a more welcoming and inclusive community. Session 4 - Act / September 23 Finalize action steps, Tie it to work already happening, how to get involved. Session 5 - Reconnect / November 30 Report back what we learned, see where people are at, what tangible things have been done since the last meeting, what programming and events would they like to see from the Many Faces team in the future.
  • 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 specialist Doug Nelson at 651-653-3123 or email Doug.nelson@isd624.org