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  • 2-Left Feet Social Dance Workshop

    Convinced that you have 2-left feet and that dancing is not meant for you? Or, someone you know? But still… it would be helpful to know a few steps...just in case. This one night workshop is fun and easy! Geared to beginners and guided by a dance champion, you’ll have basic patterns plus a couple of turns by the end of the night! More than enough to provide a full night of dancing! Couples only please.
  • A System for Life's Transitions

    Give yourself and those you care about most the gift of peace of mind. Be prepared for the inevitable changes in life by having all your important papers and documents organized and accessible. Learn to use the Ready or Not system to help you not only identify your assets/debts, but also all your medications, medical history, passwords, end of life requests and much more. Uncover any missing pieces in your plans. We make much better decisions when we act rather than waiting to react. There is a $25 materials fee for the workbook due the night of class.
  • AARP Full Course

    Minnesota law mandates a 10% reduction in car insurance premiums for persons 55 years and older who complete a defensive driving class. Courses consist of an overview of safe driving; there are no writing or driving tests required. Classes take place at the Senior Center located at Senior Center 2484 East County Road F, White Bear Lake, unless otherwise stated. Advanced registration is required and can be done by mail, walk-in, or online at www.whitebear.ce.feepay.org. No drop-ins. For a complete listing of other sites and classes, call the AARP Information Center at (952) 858-9040.
  • AARP Refresher

    Minnesota law mandates a 10% reduction in car insurance premiums for persons 55 years and older who complete a defensive driving class. Courses consist of an overview of safe driving; there are no writing or driving tests required. Classes take place at the Senior Center located at Senior Center 2484 East County Road F, White Bear Lake, unless otherwise stated. Advanced registration is required and can be done by mail, walk-in, or online at www.whitebearregistration.org. No drop-ins.For a complete listing of other sites and classes, call the AARP Information Center at (952) 858-9040. The Refresher Course is 4 hours and is for those who have completed a Full Course but need to renew the certificate.
  • AARP Refresher

    Minnesota law mandates a 10% reduction in car insurance premiums for persons 55 years and older who complete a defensive driving class. Courses consist of an overview of safe driving; there are no writing or driving tests required. Classes take place at the Senior Center located at Senior Center 2484 East County Road F, White Bear Lake, unless otherwise stated. Advanced registration is required and can be done by mail, walk-in, or online at www.whitebearregistration.org. No drop-ins.For a complete listing of other sites and classes, call the AARP Information Center at (952) 858-9040. The Refresher Course is 4 hours and is for those who have completed a Full Course but need to renew the certificate.
  • AARP Refresher

    Minnesota law mandates a 10% reduction in car insurance premiums for persons 55 years and older who complete a defensive driving class. Courses consist of an overview of safe driving; there are no writing or driving tests required. Classes take place at the Senior Center located at Senior Center 2484 East County Road F, White Bear Lake, unless otherwise stated. Advanced registration is required and can be done by mail, walk-in, or online at www.whitebearregistration.org. No drop-ins.For a complete listing of other sites and classes, call the AARP Information Center at (952) 858-9040. The Refresher Course is 4 hours and is for those who have completed a Full Course but need to renew the certificate.
  • Abdominal Strengtheners That Won't Make You Get On The Floor

    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.
  • Bake & Take Cookies

    Love to bake? Wish you baked more? Grab a partner and join us for a morning of baking! Go home with 10 dozen cookies and one fabulous memory! Remember to bring a container to hold of your yummy treats to bring home! We will be baking: Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Mint Cookies Mexican Wedding Cookies Peppernuts Spritz Sugar Thins Swedish Pepparkakor Chocolate Dipped Apricots There is a $17 per pair food fee due to the instructor at class. Ages 8+ welcome with an adult!
  • Ballroom Dancing for Beginners (& prior attendees!)

    Learn easy steps and turns in popular ballroom dances, including waltz, foxtrot, swing, salsa, and more. Dance in sync, gain confidence, and have fun on the floor in surprising little time! Practice your moves to uplifting songs played at most social gatherings & weddings. Spice up your relationship with 4 fun-filled date nights & create a lifelong hobby to enjoy together! The perfect course for anyone getting married or preparing for an upcoming event. Couples stay together & singles rotate w/other singles. Open to teens and adults of all ages, and prior students encouraged to return for practice! Free make up lessons. For more information, visit www.ConstantineDance.com, or call instructor Deanna Constantine @ 612-240-8329.
  • Basics of Personal Financial Management

    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.
  • Beat Winter Blues

    If you or someone you know struggles with the winter blues, this class is for you! During the long winter some people experience a lower mood, less energy, and less motivation than warmer months. Luckily there are tools we can all use such as regular exercise, specific essential oils, maintaining our social plans and more! This class will provide you with a list of things to try as well as an opportunity to participate in group discussions around the topic of winter blues and maintaining a healthy mindset throughout the winter.
  • Cherry Tree Chickadee

    Join us for this step-by-step acrylic painting class to create a beautiful wintry scene of a charming chickadee in a cherry tree! Beginner and intermediate painters can dabble with new techniques and materials. Each participant will leave with a finished stretched canvas painting ready to hang.
  • Coffee & Canvas: Fanciful Peacock

    Join us for this step-by-step acrylic painting class to create a crown jewel of the bird world —the peacock! Beginner and intermediate painters can dabble with new techniques and materials. Each participant will leave with a finished stretched canvas painting ready to hang.
  • College: Getting There from Here

    Discuss establishing a college savings goal, strategies to help achieve the goal, and the features and benefits of 529 savings plans.
  • Community Connections - Hugo

    Navigating supportive services for elders can be overwhelming. Learn about local resources and bring your questions! January 20 - No Class February 17: No Class March 16: How to navigate local services and resources - Mary Mengel, White Bear Area Senior Center Elder Resource Specialist Learn about what is included and how to use the new White Bear Area Guide to Senior Services, what assistance is available to help families navigate services, what are the costs, and what programs can help those with limited funds. This overview can help those needing services now as well as those planning for the future. Bring your questions related to help in the home and for your home, nutrition programs, legal and financial assistance, and support for individuals and caregiver. April 20: Decorating for Small Spaces - Presented by Colleen Ketchum You can still live large in smaller spaces. Learn tips on storage and decorating ideas and tricks for studio and small apartment living May 18: Grief, Loss and Compassion Fatigue - Presented by Our Lady of Peace Hospice Residence, St. Paul An opportunity to pause and reflect upon loss and discussion how to manage grief and create resiliency that promotes the ability to provide compassionate care to others while also caring for yourself. Includes the current research about how and why we grieve as well as effective coping mechanisms. These are free classes, but registration is appreciated. Also view these related programs: Community Connections - Vadnais Heights Community Connection - White Bear Lake
  • Community Connections - Vadnais Heights

    Navigating supportive services for elders can be overwhelming. Learn about local resources and bring your questions! January 28 - Easy Cooking on a Budget Click Here to Register for January Planning and cooking for one or two can be a challenge but it doesn’t have to be. Learn easy tips and ideas for meal planning with an emphasis on easy to prepare, budget friendly, and tasty dishes. Planning tips and resources will be provided, as well as what to look for in the grocery store, and how to make adjustments to recipes to better fit any health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. February 25: How to navigate local services and resources Learn about the new White Bear Area Guide to Senior Services. Explore what is included and how best to use this guide. Discover what assistance is available to help families navigate services, the costs, and what programs can help those with limited funds. This overview can help those needing services now as well as those planning for the future. Bring your questions related to help in the home and for your home, nutrition programs, legal and financial assistance, and support for individuals and caregivers. March 24: All you need to know about the 2020 Census Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in the United States, including everyone in Minnesota. The resulting count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars, determine political representation and provide data to policy makers and business leaders to invest public and private resources. Learn about changes to the 2020 Census and how to make sure you and your neighbors get counted. These are free classes, but registration is appreciated. Also vie these related programs: Community Connections - Hugo Community Connections - White Bear Lake
  • Community Connections - Vadnais Heights

    Navigating supportive services for elders can be overwhelming. Bring your questions! September 24 - The Art of Moving - Small Steps / Big Moves Learn tips and tricks to a successful move. From downsizing to the actual move process. Learn DIY items you can do yourself before the move. And, what you need to know about hiring the right mover. Presented by Rose’s Daughters-Packing & Moving Solutions for Seniors and AAA Movers. October 22 - Overview of Elder Law, but include Guardianship & Estate Planning Most people think that Elder law consists mostly of helping people figure out medical assistance eligibility and planning for long term care. But, really, Elder Law can be described as any legal issue affecting seniors and there are a core set of legal issues that most elder law attorneys address in their practices. Elder Law attorneys, of course, do assist clients with long term care planning, asset protection, medical assistance eligibility and related issues. But some of the other things addressed by elder law attorneys include 1) estate planning (including wills, trusts and advanced directives such as powers-of-attorney and health care directives); 2) Guardianship and Conservatorship for incapacitated adults is another area of expertise. Guardianships and conservatorships serve to protect vulnerable adults who are susceptible to financial exploitation or other abuse. And 3) Probate and Estate Administration, helping families address the details that come up after a loved one dies. November 26 - Vision Loss Resources Vision Loss Resources will be sharing how they are at work in the Community helping folks with low vision (Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma and stroke). What is low vision? It is when an eye condition is not corrected with traditional eye glasses. Come and learn what Vision Loss Resource services are available that might help you or someone you know who is having daily challenges with their vision. December 24 - no class January 28 - Easy Cooking on a Budget Planning and cooking for one or two can be a challenge but it doesn’t have to be. Learn easy tips and ideas for meal planning with an emphasis on easy to prepare, budget friendly, and tasty dishes. Planning tips and resources will be provided, as well as what to look for in the grocery store, and how to make adjustments to recipes to better fit any health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. These are free classes, but registration is appreciated. Also vie these related programs: Community Connections - Hugo Community Connections - White Bear Lake
  • Community Connections - White Bear Lake

    Navigating supportive services for elders can be overwhelming. Learn about local resources and bring your questions! January 2: No Class February 6: Medications and You - Presented by: Medicine Chest Pharmacist Jim Polucha What is a drug, what types are there, how are they available, how do you maximize their benefits while minimizing their unwanted effects, and how to determine if you are getting a good deal. As more medications become available, drug regimens become increasingly complex. Having a team in place to help manage these regimens is vital to a healthy, long life. We will also briefly talk insurance companies behave and their impact on you. March 5: How to navigate local services and resources - Presented by White Bear Area Senior Center Elder Resource Specialist Mary Mengel Learn about the new White Bear Area Guide to Senior Services. Explore what is included and how best to use this guide. Discover what assistance is available to help families navigate services, the costs, and what programs can help those with limited funds. This overview can help those needing services now as well as those planning for the future. Bring your questions related to help in the home and for your home, nutrition programs, legal and financial assistance, and support for individuals and caregiver. April 2: Stroke Awareness & Prevention - Presented by HealthPartners, Carol Droegemueller Take the mystery out of strokes! Learn what the classic signs and symptoms of stroke? What is the best action to take when you suspect someone is having a stroke? What is the most important modifiable risk factor? Learn about the new advances in stroke care in a fun, interactive way! These are free classes, but registration is appreciated. Also view these related programs: Community Connections - Hugo Community Connection - Vadnais Heights
  • Create Your Own Pasties

    If you’re a Ranger or a Yooper, you probably have decided opinions on how a proper pasty should be made. If you’re simply a local cook who enjoys pasties when you can find good ones, this class is for you, too. Join Jan for an evening of pasty making. You’ll prepare a memorable butter or butter/lard crust as well as the succulent, homey fillings that go inside it. You’ll bake small pasties so they can be completed in the time we have for class. Bring a small cardboard box for carrying home your treasures or eat them on the spot! Extensive handout provided. There is a $15 materials/food fee due to the instructor at class.
  • Creating an Adulting Handbook

    You are an adult but are you ready for the world of adulting? Learn to identify the critical information you need for Adulting and fill in the gaps. You can’t know everything but knowing where to find the resources is key. Each week we’ll focus on a general topic and give a tip sheet related to the topic with associated resources. The class will involve speakers, hands on activities and you’ll leave with an Adulting notebook full of resources.
  • DIY Cutting Boards

    This class covers the step-by-step of designing and making your own custom cutting board. You will be using a variety of woods and cuts. There is a $20 materials fee due at class.
  • Dance for Life Wellness

    Dance for Life Wellness. Strengthen your brain, balance and body - and have a blast doing it! Studies have shown that partner dance, more than any other physical or cognitive activity studied, can delay the onset of dementia by up to 75%. Consistency is the key! This 10 week, twice per week wellness program will improve your mood and your fitness level. It's a great way to stay in shape, improve balance to prevent falls, and to meet new friends. Escape cabin fever and swing into spring with the Dance for Life wellness program! No partner necessary - singles and couples welcome. No special clothes or shoes required. Enjoy 20 afternoons of cutting the rug! One hour of formal instruction followed by 30 minutes of open dance/practice, twice a week. Mondays and Wednesdays Lessons 1:00 -1:50 PM Open Dance/Practice 2:00-2:30 PM Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave, White Bear Lake Final Class, April 15, will be held at 6:00-7:00 PM followed by a dessert and coffee reception. Please invite friends and family to celebrate. Questions? Call 651-653-3121.
  • Dig Into Vegetable Garden Planning

    Ready to try growing some of your own food but don’t know where to start? Or… tried before and got stuck? This class will get you digging into gardening with confidence come spring! We’ll cover the basics and share simple strategies to keep you loving your garden all season long. Active garden planning time and links to the best online resources included. This class is for beginners.
  • Drafting Your Own Will

    Developing a will is an important step in providing for the ones you love and for you to "Finish Well". During the first class you will 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 also receive individualized personal attention, sample forms and language for use in drafting your own will. During the second class, Jim will cover safekeeping techniques and circumstances that may require a review or revision of your will. In addition, you will be able to sign your own will second class.