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  • "Say Nothing"

    Do you find yourself in conversations with adult children, loved ones, or friends where you struggle to listen with the intent to understand rather than with the intent to respond? You saying nothing - even if you have a lot to say - because that is the best approach or the path of least resistance. However, these conversations can churn up your emotions. Explore the difficulty and benefits of saying nothing, followed by stress management techniques that will help you deal with the emotional response of silence. 
  • "Thriller" Line Dance

    This class is customized for adults with cognitive disabilities.Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time for the “Zombies” to come out to dance! If you are thrilled by the moves in this classic Michael Jackson song, then join in! Instructor:  Monica Mohn
  • 2019-20 ECFE/ELL Birth-5

    (For children birth to 4 years by September 1, 2019)This multi-age class meets two days per week and is for families wanting to practice English.  Parents and their children birth-four attend together for part of the first session and separate on the second day of the session. This course will help to improve your English language skills through conversation, learning activities, and more. You must register all children that are attending. This is a 2-day Tuesday/Thursday afternoon class. We also offer a 2-day Spanish speaking only ELL class on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.We encourage you to register for both semesters to hold your spot in the class for the full year.
  • 2019-20 Beautiful Babies to Fabulous Fours

    (For children birth to 4 years by September 1, before Kindergarten)Join other families with children birth to four years and spend time together participating in age appropriate activities.  Parents separate from their children to learn about child development, sibling rivalry, and the effects of media on children. Please register your child, then add parents/guardians as additional attending users.  We encourage expectant moms to pre-register your unborn child if you intend to continue the multi-age class after baby is born as there may not be a spot available later.  Call 651-702-8411 for more information about registering.We encourage you to register for both semesters (class number-1, class number-2) to hold your spot in the class for the full year.
  • 2019-20 Incredible Infants

    (For children birth-12 months as of September 1, 2019.)Parents with infants born after 9/1/19 are invited to join at any time.This class includes activities, songs, rhymes, movement and parent discussion with a parent educator and early childhood teacher.  Parents and children spend time together exploring toys and participating in classroom activities in a stimulating environment.  Non-separating class.Register your child and add parents/guardians as "additional attending users."We encourage you to register for both semesters to hold your spot in the class for the full year.
  • 2019-20 Music Movement Mess

    (For children 18 months-4 years)Children naturally love all three. Early exposure to music has been shown to stimulate brain development. Throughout the early years, children are learning to do new things with their bodies and are learning that movement can communicate messages. Enhance your child's love of music and movement through song, dance, movement and instruments. To top off the fun each week, we will also do messy art projects. You will separate from your child for a portion of each class time.
  • 2019-20 Parent-Child Preschool

    (For children 30 months-four years by September 1, 2019) Sibling care is available for this course.This class meets two-days per week. Monday is a parent-child day and Wednesday is a child only day. Parents and children play and learn together during the parent-child day and parents separate for a discussion time.  Children attend without parents on Wednesday and practice skills such as sharing, taking turns, problem solving, asking questions, and learning through play.  Children must be able to use the bathroom independently to attend this class. We encourage you to register for both semesters to hold your spot in the class for the full year. Call 651-702-8411 for more information about registering.
  • 2019-20 STEM - Science Technology Engineering and Math

    (For children 2-3 years old on or before September 1, 2019)With a little guidance from us, we can enhance your child's opportunities to engage in STEM learning and develop their critical thinking skills. While building with blocks, children can build bridges and ramps incorporating engineering and math. The possibilities are endless for STEM education! Children love to experiment, combine new substances, build, knock down, collect and sort all while learning. Each week we will do a new science experiment and STEM activities will be embedded throughout. You will separate from your child for a portion of each class time.
  • 2019-20 Spanish ELL Birth-5

    Spanish ELL Birth-4 class. (For children birth to 4 years by September 1, 2019)This multi-age class meets two days per week (Monday and Wednesday afternoons) and is for Spanish speaking families wanting to practice English. Parents and their children birth-four attend together to improve their English language skills through conversation, learning activities, and more. You will separate from your child for a portion of each class time. You must register all children that are attending.
  • 2019-20 Terrific Twos and Thriving Threes

    (For children 2-3 years as of September 1, 2019.)Join other families with children who are two and three years old, and enjoy learning and discovering with your child.  Parents will separate from their children to discuss topics such as temperament, handling tantrums and anger, toilet learning, fears and imagination.Please register your child and list parents/guardian as "additional attending users."We encourage you to register for both semesters to hold your spot in the class for the full year.
  • 2019-20 Walkers and Talkers

    (For children 12-23 months as of September 1, 2019)Parent-child activities are planned for children ages 12-23 months.  Parent discussion topics include child development, eating and sleeping routines, and parenting styles.  In Semester I,  parent discussion time is held in the classroom and parents gradually separate during Semester II. Please register your child and list parent/guardians as "additional attending users."We encourage you to register for both semesters to hold your spot in the class for the full year.
  • 90 Minutes with an Estate Attorney

    Is it best to gift assets to others while I'm alive or after I've passed? 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? Get the answers to these questions and many more, including how to plan and place your assets to meet your retirement/ nursing home/legacy goals. 
  • Acupuncture 101

    Chinese medicine has been around for thousands of years. Because of its increasing popularity, many insurance companies are now covering treatments and more doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors are recommending it. Gain an understanding of how the ancient healing art of acupuncture works, what it can treat and answers to questions you may have.Instructor: Amy Olson
  • Addam's Family

    This class is customized with Adults with cognitive disabilities.There is No Online Registration for this Play, please call 651-748-7232 to register.The Addams Family is sure to make you laugh as you watch the wackiness in this unusual family. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – not what her father had in mind. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night that they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Stay afterward to get a close-up look at the set and meet the cast! Arrive by 1:45 pm to get your tickets from Judy Ptacek. Play runs approximately 2 hours. Instructor: Judy Ptacek
  • Adult & Child Bake & Take Cookies

    Grab your favorite kiddo, age 6 or older, for a morning of baking and decorating. Rolled sugar thins will be ready for the kids to paint using food coloring and paint brushes. Then the mixing, shaping and baking begins: peanut butter balls, chocolate mint, peppermints, sugar drop and spritz. Bring containers for your cookies. A $14 supply fee is due to the instructor in class. Fee includes 1 adult and 1 child age 6 or above.
  • Ageless, Active and Fit

    Gently challenge your whole body with this balanced fitness class that blends classic walking-style aerobics (no jumping), mat exercises, and use of resistance equipment. You will receive cardio benefits, burn calories, increase core strength/balance, sculpt your muscles and see results! Bring hand weights (if you have them), exercise mat, and water bottle. 
  • Alcohol Inks Full Day Workshop

    Just like the Introduction to Alcohol Ink, you will begin working with the inks on Yupo paper and then progress to tiles. During the afternoon, you will explore the results of additional ink manipulation techniques.  A $7 supply fee is due to the instructor in class.The ink is acid-free, fade-resistant and fast drying, so wear clothes you don't mind getting ink on. Bring a lunch and beverage. 
  • All About Dogs

    This class is customized for adults with cognitive disabilitiesDo you love dogs? Do you like to try new things? Come and learn all about dogs in this fun class taught by an experienced educator and her therapy-trained education dog. Investigate the canine species through a variety of fun games, educational activities, and dog crafts. Build confidence and social skills, while exploring the canine species and practice dog safety skills. Plus, you'll get to spend time with Reggae, the instructor's large and lovable Australian Labradoodle!
  • Art Night

    This class is customized for adults with cognitive disabilities. Create your one of a kind masterpiece. You will be provided a canvas and an assortment of materials to use in your creation. A new paper sculpture build-up on canvas will be demonstrated. Listen to some classical music as you create.Instructor: Renee Turner
  • Avignon, Home of the Popes

    Learn about modern-day Avignon, France as Dan shares photos and stories of the city in which he has lived. Explore Avignon’s history including that it was the home of the Popes for about eighty years in the 1200s AD. Discover why the Popes returned to Rome and learn of the Great Schism.
  • Basic Cake Decorating

    Become your own cake boss! Decorate an 8" celebration cake to take home and gain skills using buttercream frosting to make shell borders, writing, and star fill-in work. A $12 supply fee is due to the instructor in class. There will be an optional starter kit available to take home for an additional $12.
  • Basics of Estate Planning - Wills and Trusts

    Discover what everyone should know about wills and trusts, and the pros and cons for both. Explore options to protect your assets from state inheritance tax and federal estate tax. You will also learn about probate procedures, dealing with courts, power of attorney and health care declarations (living will).
  • Be Prepared

    Make sure you are ready for any emergency, even a Zombie Apocalypse! Discuss how to prepare for emergencies like power outages, severe weather, fires and other natural or manmade disasters. Learn about alerts and warnings, emergency evacuation kits, as well as emergency items to keep in your home, communication plans, shelter in place vs evacuation, special consideration for those with disabilities and more.Brent Fox is the Emergency Management Specialist for Ramsey County Emergency Management
  • Be a Barista for a Night!

    This class is customized for adults with cognitive disabilities.Join our Senior Center Coffee Bar Barista, Jodi Olson, as she gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how she serves up specialty coffee drinks. You’ll practice greeting “customers” (your fellow classmates), taking a drink order, and making a fancy soda or coffee drink. In addition, you’ll learn helpful customer service tips and participate in a few get-to-know-you games while you enjoy the drink of your choice! Staff will need to pay for a beverage if they purchase one. (Participant’s drink is included.)Instructor: Jodi Olson