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  • 5 Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Hard-Earned Retirement (online)

    With our presenters’ over 50 years of practice with Minnesotans planning for and reaching their retirement years, we have learned time and time again that whether you are in your 40s, 50s, or 60s there are several milestones and overlooked life areas where mistakes can lead to results that range from discomfort to disaster. Let’s identify those issues for you in a comfortable learning session full of real-life examples and opportunities to get questions and issues answered.
  • 55+ Driver Safety - Initial Class

    If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills. The 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. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council. Their Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. 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 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. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council. Their Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. 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 ONLINE

    If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills. The 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. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council. Their Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. 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.
  • AARP Fraud Prevention

    Learn How to Spot and Avoid Fraud So You May Protect Yourself and Your Family! Three factors are causing an unprecedented “perfect storm” of vulnerability to fraud and identity theft for the average American: the ongoing effects of the pandemic with its uncertainty and isolation, rapid advances in consumer technology, and how consumer protections are not keeping pace. New scams emerge almost daily often using the same proven psychological tactics. Knowing about these makes people far less likely to be victimized and lose money. With fraud losses skyrocketing in our country, now is the time to shift your mindset about your vulnerabilities, and what’s needed to protect yourself and loved ones. AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteer Scott Nelson shares his experience and highlights ways to protect yourself from being a victim of fraud.
  • Acupressure for Sinus Relief, Headaches & More (online)

    Acupressure is an ancient, Eastern healing technique that involves pressing or kneading key points on the body to release energy blockages and simulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. Continual sinus problems have become epidemic in both children and adults. You can find relief by stimulating the many points that relieve sinus blockages, headaches and more.
  • Advanced Health Care Planning

    This course will provide information about advanced health care planning and give you the opportunity to learn how to discuss your wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers. There will also be the opportunity to prepare written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Minnesota state law.
  • Advanced Vegetable Gardening (online)

    This class is designed for gardeners who have experience growing vegetables. Learn techniques to improve your vegetable garden harvest, including ways to extend the growing season, how to start seeds indoors, and suggestions for increasing your total harvest.
  • Alcohol Ink Flower Beginner Class

    Have you ever wanted to create beautiful flowers but thought it would be too hard? Alcohol Ink painting is more abstract which gives you the freedom to paint without rules. Beware – it is addictive! You will learn the basics of alcohol ink including: What is Alcohol Ink? How can it be used? What tools are required? (Note: ISO Alcohol will be used in this class) Although there are many ways of painting with Alcohol Ink (AI), this class will focus on blowing flower petals with an airbrush. After understanding the basics, the teacher will demo how to blow petals. Each student will get to practice on a white 6” x 6” white tile. Note: Alcohol Ink wipes clear using Isopropyl Alcohol on specific substances. Once you feel comfortable creating petals, you will create a flower on the tile using the colors of your choice. At that time, the instructor will demo how to make basic centers. You will also create flowers on both white and black plastic paper. NOTE: There is a $15 cash supply fee due at class
  • Are You Strong Enough?

    Exercise is a cornerstone in increasing strength and balance and decreasing falls, improving functional decline and frailty, improving mobility in Parkinson’s patients, reducing injuries, improving glycemic regulation, slowing loss of bone mineral density, constipation, fear of falling, enhanced sleep, quality of life, and decreasing incontinence.” Come learn how to ward off the slippery slope of aging with some education on how exercise can be a fun way to reverse weakness which is a natural part of aging.
  • Author Series: Jack Burch - Ghost Burglar

    Does news and investigative reporting get into your blood? Jack Burch was drawn back into that world as he began to track down an old TV news story that led to writing “Ghost Burglar” with Jim King, a retired police detective he interviewed during early research for the true crime book. Join us in learning about Jack's path to becoming an author and about his fascinating book.
  • Basics of Learning Golf

    Build your golf game from its smallest swings into the full-swings from one of only 6 PGA Master Professionals of Player Development in the Minnesota PGA. Learn how to practice effectively, learn the shortcuts to improvement, gain consistency, and MOST importantly, have FUN while learning! These classes will build your golf game from the smallest swing to the full-swing. The goal is to provide a “pressure-free, embarrassment-free and judgment-free learning environment” Don't have golf clubs? We will have both left and right-handed, men’s and women’s clubs available if needed. Make Up / Rain Day: May 28
  • Benefits of Exercise

    Functional abilities is the actual or potential capacity of an individual to perform the activities and tasks that can be normally expected. Loss of function can be related to normal aging as well as disease. Come learn how exercise can improve quality of life regardless of age or previous level of activity.
  • Beyond the Bobbin

    Do you have a basic understanding of how to use your sewing machine and would like to advance your skills? Join us for this fun, informative class where you’ll come away with a good understanding of sewing terms and tools; learn how to make button holes and attach zippers; practice gathering, inserting elastic, hemming, and following a pattern. Leave class with a simple completed project. Supply List Sewing machine and manual, if you have it Thread Sewing scissors Seam ripper Pins NOTE: A $10 supply fee paid to instructor the first class.
  • Bingo

    Join us at the Senior Center for an afternoon of BINGO. If you can, bring a prize for the prize table. Have you received a gift that was lovely but you will never use, a scent you just don't like, or gift card to somewhere you never go? Bring it in for the prize table!
  • Burst of the Sunflower

    Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Abstract Art that is fun and colorful? Alcohol Ink is a new painting technique that just screams ABSTRACT. With so many different techniques, Alcohol Inks will soon become a favorite medium. To make your sunflower, you will first lay down ink for the center. The next step is to create the petals. The petals will be created using a hand rubber blower. Remember that this is abstract so don’t worry that each petal is perfect. The last step is to create the center by dropping various colors to brighten and create depth in your flower. Remember this is the fun part – explore your creativity. Your instructor will help guide you through each step. You will make one 5” x 7” painting in your chosen colors. Given time, you can create a 2nd painting with a white or black background. Just come to have fun and enjoy yourself. Best part of using Alcohol Ink is if you don’t like a part of your picture, you can wipe it off with ISO alcohol. NOTE: There is a $15 cash supply fee due at class
  • Buying or Selling Your Home in Today's Market

    Considering buying a home or selling your home in the future? Have questions about the real estate market and the best time to buy or sell? Come and learn important tips when buying a home, and also how to prepare to sell your home to get the best return on your investment. The instructors, Joy Erickson and Faith Waters look forward to meeting you!
  • Cake Decorating

    Become a master of applying a flawless final frosting coat and create a beautifully decorated one-layer 6-inch cake. You will also learn different styles of borders and piping techniques. Bring your sweet tooth and creativity! There is a $15 supply fee due at class.
  • California Sushi Roll Extravaganza! (ONLINE)

    When it comes to actual sushi that is made with sushi grade raw fish such as salmon or tuna wrapped in rice and seaweed, the sushi tolerance spectrum runs from a very strong “YES” or a very strong “NO” with little wiggle room in between. Enter California “sushi” Rolls that overwhelmingly turn the strong “NO’s” into strong yeses! Join Tess as she walks you through how to make a variety of the most marvelous California Rolls that will make you wonder why you haven’t tried to make your own before. California “sushi” roll combinations are only limited by your imagination! Make them vegetarian, with or without seaweed, spicy or not, it is totally up to you! Learn the skill of creating delicious seasoned sushi rice, spicy mayo, and how to stuff, wrap / shape the rolls, with wonderful filling ingredients. One of these fillings is a “crab” salad that will be created using crabsticks. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! Ingredients / Supplies in case participants wish to order or shop early for some ingredients: Sushi rice, sushi nori /seaweed sheets, toasted sesame oil, (Japanese) rice vinegar. Additional ingredients will be listed in the information packet that will be received before the class. Bamboo sushi rolling mat can be helpful, but not necessary. Participants will receive: Prior to class: an ingredient list and preparation instructions, with enough time for shopping and preparation. After class: you will receive a recipe packet with the instructor's recipes shared in class. Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. Added Bonus: The instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. IMPORTANT: One registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. The instructor would also like to remind folks that if children/youth are participating they must be supervised.
  • Chair Yoga

    A modified form of yoga, using exercise principles of traditional yoga to increase participant's health and fitness by replacing a floor mat with a chair. Find mobility in a gentle, supportive way that is very beneficial. Chair Yoga will improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting your mood, reducing stress and decreasing joint pain.
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  • Chili Night with Your Instant Pot (online)

    The electric pressure cooker makes a faster and more flavorful Pot of chili compared to stove top or slow cooker—and you can make your sides in the Instant Pot, too! In this live online class Kirsten will demonstrate Easy Weeknight Chili, Turkey Verde Chili, and vegan Quinoa Chili, along with Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes and Loaded Cornbread. We’ll also discuss how you can adapt your favorite recipe for pressure cooker use. 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.
  • Creative Solutions to Selling Your Home and Downsizing your Belongings

    Receive information on preparing your home to sell by discussing what projects will give you the best return on your investment and then get solutions on what to do with all those items in your basement (or elsewhere)!
  • Crepes - Not Just for Breakfast!

    Crepes are an easy, impressive do-ahead dish. We will prepare Chicken Divan (chicken with broccoli in a cheese sauce) for our main dish. Follow it with Cheese Blintzes served with an apricot sauce and Mushroom Crepes with Sherry Sauce. Orange Crepe Suzette, Italian and Sicilian Cannoli, Flaming Crepes, and other desserts will round out our selections. Each student will have lots of experience in "making perfect crepes" including flipping them! Students ages 6-16 are welcome with a registered adult. NOTES: A $15 supply fee due at class Bring containers for leftovers
  • Cupcake Bouquet: Adult & Child

    You and you students will create a cupcake flower bouquet! You will learn different styles and ways to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piped flower out of Italian meringue buttercream. You will have four vanilla cupcakes to decorate together. Bring your sweet tooth and creativity!