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Spring Summer 2013 Catalog - Community Services - Bloomington ...

Spring & Summer 2013

Community Education Services

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Community Education Services

Spring & Summer 2013 Class Directory

aquatics ......................................................................................... 1-6

art ................................................................................................. 7-10

business & career development ............................................. 11-12

computers & technology , online courses ............................. 12-16

culinary skills ........................................................................... 17-18

dance & music .......................................................................... 19-21

finance & investment .............................................................. 22-23

fitness ........................................................................................ 24-30

health & wellness .................................................................... 31-33

hobbies ...................................................................................... 34-35

home improvement ................................................................. 35-36

personal growth ............................................................................. 36

special interest ............................................................................... 37

world languages & culture ......................................................... 37

Other Community Education Services

bloomington census ...................................................................... 41

bloomington/richfield youth enrichment ................................. 38

class locations (map) ..................................................................... 44

driver education ............................................................................ 38

early childhood family center ...................................................... 39

learning exchange .......................................................................... 42

metro south ABE/metr o south volunteers ............................... 43

preschool youth - richfield ..................................................... 40-41

registration information .................................... Inside back cover

volunteer connection .................................................................... 43

Bloomington Public Schools Mission

The Bloomington Public School

District is an educational leader

developing in ALL of our learners the

ability to thrive in a rapidly changing

world.

Richfield Public Schools Mission

The mission of the Richfield

Public Schools is to prepare all learners

for success in a changing world by

developing their knowledge and abilities

within a climate of mutual trust

and respect.

Community Education Staff

Tom Holton, Executive Director

Lisa Rahn, Community Education Supervisor

Carol Huttner, Director of

Youth and Family Education

Kay Miller, Coordinator of Early Learning Programs

Betsy Miller, Aquatics Coordinator

Doug Langefels, Manager Building Reservations,

Activity Center

Tamra Sieve, Adult Education Director

Bloomington School Board

Les Fujitake, Superintendent

Maureen Bartolotta, Dick Bergstrom, Arlene Bush,

Tim Culver, Mark Hibbs, Nelly Korman,

Melissa Halverson Wiklund

Richfield School Board

Dr. Robert Slotterback, Superintendent

John Ashmead, Sandy Belkengren,

John Easterwood, Deb Etienne, David Lamberger,

Todd Nollenberger

Advisory Council Members

John Ashmead, Linda Clark, Tim Culver,

Cheryl Dragotis, Kari Hemp, Mary Jo Houlding,

Brent Larson, Mary Martin, Paul Meyer, Joey Page,

Chad Peterson, Krista Phillips, Heather Starkes

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SPRING &

SUMMER

2013

Parent & Child Class (6 months to 3 years)

Developed for children 6 months to 3 years of age, Parent & Child Class builds swimming

readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents & children learn together, to increase

children’s comfort level and condence in the water and build a foundation of basic aquatic

and water safety skills. One adult per child required in the water.

Pre-School Class (4 to 5 years)

Requirements for signing your child up for this level:

• Has participated in a recent Parent & Child Class

• Toilet trained

• Able to listen and follow directions for 30 minutes

• Child will be okay without parent or guardian in the pool

• Able to hold onto wall for 30 minutes

This class provides children with their rst pool experience without parental assistance in a

safe, fun and positive learning environment. The primary objective of the Pre-School Class is

to promote developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic

skills. Instructors help children adapt to the pool and learn how to move independently

through the water.

*Pre-School Level A: Beginner Swimmer

This level orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain

basic aquatic skills by: (with assistance)

• Enter and exit water safely by using ladder

• Blow bubbles

• Submerge mouth, nose and eyes

• Front and back glides

• Float on back

• Swim on front and back using arms and legs

• Water safety topics

*Pre-School Level B: Intermediate Swimmer

This level will help children gain greater independence in their skills,

become more comfortable in and around the water, and start to gain basic

swimming propulsive skills by: (with assistance moving towards independently)

• Enter water by safely using ladder

• Fully submerge and hold breath, retrieve submerged objects

• Front and back oats

• Front and back glides

• Tread water

• Swim on front and back using combination of arms and legs

• Water safety topics

*Pre-School Level C: Advanced Swimmer

This level will build upon skills learned in Level A & B providing additional guided

practice. Skills in this level are performed independently.

• Enter water by jumping

• Fully submerge and hold breath, bobbing

• Front and back oats, and recoveries

• Front and back glides

• Tread water

• Swim on front and back using combination of arms

and legs

• Change direction while swimming on front or back

• Water safety topics

AQUATICS

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Valley View Middle School Pool - 8900 Portland Avenue - Bloomington

Richeld Middle School Pool - 7461 Oliver Avenue South - Richeld

Swim Lesson Registration Number: 952-681-6132

Para Español: 612-243-3000

Bloomington Pool Rental: 952-681-5283

Richfield Pool Rental: 612-798-6574

Aquatics Program Coordinator

Betsy 952-681-6134

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Level 1: Beginner Swimmer

(Must be at least 6 years old)

Helps students feel comfortable in the water by:

• Enter and exit water safely

• Submerge mouth, nose and eyes

• Blow bubbles

• Swim on front and back using arm and leg action

• Float on front and back

• Front and back glides

• Water safety topics

Level 2: Advanced Beginner

Give students success with fundamental skills by:

• Skills performed independently

• Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side

• Exit water safely by using ladder or side

• Submerge entire head

• Float on front and back

• Perform front and back glide

• Tread water using arm and leg actions

• Swim front crawl and back crawl

• Class taught in shallow end

• Water safety topics

Level 3: Intermediate Swimmer

Builds on the skills with practice in deeper water by:

• Jump into deep water from the side

• Bob with the head fully submerged

• Perform front and back glide

• Perform survival oat

• Perform front crawl with rotary breathing in horizontal position

• Buttery kick and scissors kick

• Class taught in the middle of pool

• Water safety topics

Level 4: Advanced Intermediate

Develops condence skills and improves other aquatic skills:

• Swim underwater

• Perform open turns on front and back using any stroke

• Tread water using sculling arm motions and kick

• Perform front crawl and back crawl

• Perform breaststroke and buttery

• Perform elementary backstroke and sidestroke

• Water safety topics

Level 5/6: Advanced Swimmer

Provide further coordination and renement of strokes by:

• Tread water with 2 different kicks

• Perform front and back ip turn

• Perform front and back crawl

• Perform buttery and breaststroke

• Perform elementary backstroke, sidestroke and sculling

• Water safety topics

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Swimming Lessons

Parent & Child Class: (6 months to 3 years)

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $70.00 *6 Lessons $53.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

PC1S M 4/8 - 6/3 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 5/27

PC2S M 4/8 - 6/3 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 5/27

PC3S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

PC4S W 4/10 - 5/29 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

PC5S Th 4/11 - 5/30 6:05 - 6:35 p.m.

PC6S* S 4/13 - 5/18 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

PC7S* S 4/13 - 5/18 11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

PC8S M 6/17 - 8/12 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7/1

PC9S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 7/2

PC10S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7/2

PC11S Th 6/20 - 8/15 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 7/4

PC12S Th 6/20 - 8/15 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7/4

Richeld Middle School Pool

Class Fee: *6 Lessons $53.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

RPC1S* S 4/6 - 5/11 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Pre-School (4 to 5 years) Level A: Beginner Swimmer

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $70.00 *6 Lessons $53.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

PSA1S M 4/8 - 6/3 10:50 - 11:20 a.m. 5/27

PSA2S M 4/8 - 6/3 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 5/27

PSA3S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:05 - 6:35 p.m.

PSA4S Th 4/11 - 5/30 6:05 - 6:35 p.m.

PSA5S* S 4/13 - 5/18 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

PSA6S* S 4/13 - 5/18 10:55 - 11:25 a.m.

PSA7S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

PSA8S M 6/17 - 8/12 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7/1

PSA9S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 7/2

PSA10S Th 6/20 - 8/15 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7/4

PSA11S F 6/21 - 8/16 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 7/5

PSA12S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

PSA13S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

PSA14S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

PSA15S M- Th 7/22 - 8/1 4:40 - 5:10 p.m.

PSA16S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.

PSA17S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Richeld Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $70.00 *6 Lessons $53.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

RPA1S M 4/1 - 5/20 6:10 - 6:40 p.m.

RPA2S* S 4/6 - 5/11 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Pre-School (4 to 5 years) Level B: Intermediate Swimmer

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $70.00 *6 Lessons $53.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

PSB1S M 4/8 - 6/3 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. 5/27

PSB2S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 4:45 - 5:15 p.m.

PSB3S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

PSB4S W 4/10 - 5/29 10:50 - 11:20 a.m.

PSB5S Th 4/11 - 5/30 4:45 - 5:15 p.m.

PSB6S* S 4/13 - 5/18 9:35 - 10:05 a.m.

PSB7S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:45- 11:15 a.m.

PSB8S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

PSB9S M 6/17 - 8/12 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. 7/1

PSB10S Th 6/20 - 8/15 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 7/4

PSB11S F 6/21 - 8/16 10:35 - 11:05 a.m. 7/5

PSB12S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

PSB13S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 4:40 - 5:10 p.m.

PSB14S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.

PSB15S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

PSB16S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 4:40 - 5:10 p.m.

Richeld Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $70.00 *6 Lessons $53.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

RPB1S M 4/1 - 5/20 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

RPB2S* S 4/6 - 5/11 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Pre-School (4 to 5 years) Level C: Advanced Swimmer

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $70.00 *6 Lessons $53.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

PSC1S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:40 - 7:10 p.m.

PSC2S Th 4/11 - 5/30 4:45 - 5:15 p.m.

PSC3S* S 4/13 - 5/18 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

PSC4S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.

PSC5S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 4:40 - 5:10 p.m.

PSC6S Th 6/20 - 8/15 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. 7/4

PSC7S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.

PSC8S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

PSC9S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

PSC10S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Level 1: Beginner Swimmer - Youth (Must be at least 6 years old)

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

A1S M 4/8 - 6/3 4:00 - 4:40 p.m. 5/27

A2S M 4/8 - 6/3 4:45 - 5:25 p.m. 5/27

A3S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 4:00 - 4:40 p.m.

A4S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 4:45 - 5:25 p.m.

A5S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:05 - 6:45 p.m.

A6S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:50 - 7:30 p.m.

A7S Th 4/11 - 5/30 5:20 - 6:00 p.m.

A8S* S 4/13 - 5/18 9:35 - 10:15 a.m.

A9S* S 4/13 - 5/18 10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

A10S* S 4/13 - 5/18 11:05 - 11:45 a.m.

A11S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

A12S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

A13S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

A14S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

A15S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

A16S M 6/17 - 8/12 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/1

A17S Th 6/20 - 8/15 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/4

A18S F 6/21 - 8/16 10:00 - 10:40 a.m. 7/5

A19S F 6/21 - 8/16 10:45 - 11:25 a.m. 7/5

A20S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

A21S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

A22S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

A23S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

A24S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

A25S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

A26S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

A27S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

A28S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

A29S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

A30S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

A31S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

A32S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

A33S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

A34S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

Richeld Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

RA1S M 4/1 - 5/20 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

RA2S* S 4/6 - 5/11 10:30 - 11:10 a.m.

RA3S* S 4/6 - 5/11 11:15 - 11:55 a.m.

RA4S* S 4/6 - 5/11 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.

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Level 2: Advanced Beginner - Youth

Level 3: Intermediate Swimmer - Youth

Swimming Lessons

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

B1S M 4/8 - 6/3 4:00 - 4:40 p.m. 5/27

B2S M 4/8 - 6/3 4:45 - 5:25 p.m. 5/27

B3S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 4:00 - 4:40 p.m.

B4S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 4:45 - 5:25 p.m.

B5S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:05 - 6:45 p.m.

B6S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:50 - 7:30 p.m.

B7S Th 4/11 - 5/30 5:20 - 6:00 p.m.

B8S* S 4/13 - 5/18 9:35 - 10:15 a.m.

B9S* S 4/13 - 5/18 10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

B10S* S 4/13 - 5/18 11:05 - 11:45 a.m.

B11S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

B12S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

B13S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

B14S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

B15S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

B16S M 6/17 - 8/12 6:45 - 7:24 p.m. 7/1

B17S Th 6/20 - 8/15 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/4

B18S F 6/21 - 8/16 10:00 - 10:40 a.m. 7/5

B19S F 6/21 - 8/16 10:45 - 11:25 a.m. 7/5

B20S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

B21S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

B22S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

B23S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

B24S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

B25S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

B26S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

B27S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

B28S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

B29S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

B30S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

B31S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

B32S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

B33S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

B34S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

Richeld Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

RB1S M 4/1- 5/20 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

RB2S M 4/1 - 5/20 6:45 - 7:25 p.m.

RB3S* S 4/6 - 5/11 10:30 - 11:10 a.m.

RB4S* S 4/6 - 5/11 11:15 - 11:55 a.m.

RB5S* S 4/6 - 5/11 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

C1S M 4/8 - 6/3 4:00 - 4:40 p.m. 5/27

C2S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 4:00 - 4:40 p.m.

C3S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:05 - 6:45 p.m.

C4S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:50 - 7:30 pm.

C5S Th 4/11 - 5/30 5:20 - 6:00 p.m.

C6S* S 4/13 - 5/18 9:35 - 10:15 a.m.

C7S* S 4/13 - 5/18 10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

C8S* S 4/13 - 5/18 11:05 - 11:45 a.m.

C9S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

C10S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

C11S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

C12S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

C13S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

C14S M 6/17 - 8/12 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/1

C15S Th 6/20 - 8/15 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/4

C16S F 6/21 - 8/16 10:00 - 10:40 a.m. 7/5

C17S F 6/21 - 8/16 10:45 - 11:25 a.m. 7/5

C18S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

C19S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

C20S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

C21S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

C22S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

C23S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

C24S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

C25S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Level 3: Intermediate Swimmer - Youth - Continued

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

C26S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

C27S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

C28S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

C29S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

C30S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

C31S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

C32S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

Richeld Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

RC1S M 4/1 - 5/20 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

RC2S M 4/1 - 5/20 6:45 - 7:25 p.m.

RC3S* S 4/6 - 5/11 11:15 - 11:55 a.m.

RC4S* S 4/6 - 5/11 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.

Level 4: Advanced Intermediate - Youth

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

D1S* S 4/13 - 5/18 9:35 - 10:15 a.m.

D2S* S 4/13 - 5/18 11:05 - 11:45 a.m.

D3S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

D4S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

D5S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

D6S M 6/17 - 8/12 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/1

D7S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

D8S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

D9S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

D10S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

D11S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

D12S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

D13S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

D14S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

D15S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

Richeld Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

RD1S M 4/1 - 5/20 6:45 - 7:25 p.m.

RD2S* S 4/6 - 5/11 11:15 - 11:55 a.m.

Level 5/6: Advanced Swimmer - Youth

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $73.00 *6 Lessons $56.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

EF1S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:05 - 6:45 p.m.

EF2S* S 4/13 - 5/18 10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

EF3S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

EF4S M-Th 6/17 - 6/27 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

EF5S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

EF6S M-Th 7/8 - 7/18 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.

EF7S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

EF8S M-Th 7/22 - 8/1 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

EF9S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

EF10S M-Th 8/5 - 8/15 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

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FOCUS CLASS

4:1 PARTICIPANT: INSTRUCTOR

During these classes the instructor will have the ability to FOCUS on

individual attention, foster a fun learning environment, and

ourish on fundamental skills essential to becoming a condent swimmer.

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Pre-School (4 to 5 years) Level B: Intermediate Swimmer

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $78.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

PSB17S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 5/27

PSB18S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7/2

Pre-School (4 to 5 years) Level C: Advanced Swimmer

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $78.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

PSC11S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:40 - 7:10 p.m. 5/27

PSC12S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. 7/2

Level 1: Beginner Swimmer - Youth (Must be at least 6 years old)

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $83.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

A35S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:05 - 6:45 p.m. 5/27

A36S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:50 - 7:30 p.m. 5/27

A37S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/2

Level 2: Advanced Beginner - Youth

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $83.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

B35S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:05 - 6:45 p.m. 5/27

B36S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:50 - 7:30 p.m. 5/27

B37S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/2

Introduction to Competitive Swimming

The purpose of Introduction to Competitive Swimming Class is to provide swimmers,

level 4 and up, with a basic introduction to competitive swimming skills. The class will

be taught and directed by a USA Swimming Certied Professional Swim Coach from the

Bloomington based BARRACUDA AQUATICS CLUB. Participants will learn to:

* Execute competitive swimming technique drills in Buttery, Backstroke (Back

Crawl), Breaststroke, and Freestyle (Front Crawl).

* Learn and develop competitive racing turns for all 4 competitive strokes.

* Be able to execute the 4 competitive strokes efciently.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $83.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

CS1S Tu 4/9 - 5/28 6:50 - 7:30 p.m.

CS2S Th 6/20 - 8/15 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/4

Adult Lessons - Beginner & Intermediate

This class is designed for individuals who are 16 years and older who

would like to learn to swim or improve their existing skills. Adults will also experience

the benets of swimming as an exercise program, social activity and a support group for

learning to swim with progression through the strokes and skills.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $83.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

G1S M 4/8 - 6/3 7:35 - 8:15 p.m. 5/27

G2S M 6/17 - 8/12 7:30 - 8:10 p.m. 7/1

Additional Specialty Classes will be offered this summer through

SUMMER SPECTRUM

“Junior Lifeguarding”, “WSA - Water Safety Aide”, and

“Let’s Make a Splash”

Please refer to www.ci.bloomington.mn.us to register and for further class information.

KEYWORD - SPECTRUM for registration information.

Level 3: Intermediate Swimmer - Youth

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $83.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

C33S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:05 - 6:45 p.m. 5/27

C34S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:50 - 7:30 p.m. 5/27

C35S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/2

Level 4: Advanced Intermediate - Youth

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $83.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

D16S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:05 - 6:45 p.m. 5/27

D17S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 6:00 - 6:40 p.m. 7/2

Level 5/6: Advanced Swimmer - Youth

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: 8 Lessons $83.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

EF11S M 4/8 - 6/3 6:50 - 7:30 p.m. 5/27

EF12S Tu 6/18 - 8/13 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 7/2

NCD = NO CLASS DATES

Private Swim Lessons

These lessons are designed to give extra instructions to individuals who may need help

with moving to the next swim lesson level, beginning adults, apprehensive about being in

the water and children with special needs.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: $21.00 per 30 minute Lesson

Class# Day Date Time NCD

PL1S S 4/13 - 5/18 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

PL2S M-Th 6/17 - 8/15 Call for availability 7/1 - 7/5

Please call 952-681-6134 to schedule your lesson or for more information.

HELPFUL INFORMATION

During Swim Lesson Classes

Parent or Guardian must remain in the gallery during swim lessons.

Valley View Middle School Pool Entrance

All daytime pool participants must enter through the main door and sign in.

Evening and Saturday participants will enter “Door G,” in the back of the building, west side.

Richeld Middle School Pool Entrance

To enter the pool area, walk down long cement walkway to the maroon double doors, located by

the baseball elds. Locker rooms will be on your left.

Class Makeups

There are no makeups for missed classes.

There are no refunds or credits given for missed classes.

Financial Assistance Available

Low income Bloomington & Richeld Residents may be eligible for fee assistance.

Call 952-681-6132 or para español 612-243-3000 for more information.


WATER AEROBICSWATER FITNESS

WATER FITNESS FEES

Leap, jump and kick to a better you with this one-hour class which is a wonderful

way to tone and strengthen muscles while developing cardiovascular endurance and

increasing exibility. By having the natural resistance of the water, participants receive

a great workout that is gentle on the joints. Shallow end work out. No swimming

skills necessary for this class.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Day Date Time NCD

M W F 4/8 - 6/7 9:10 - 10:10 a.m. 5/27

Tu 4/9 - 5/28 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Tu 4/9 - 5/28 7:35 - 8:35 p.m.

Th 4/11 - 6/6 7:10 - 8:10 p.m.

S 4/13 - 5/18 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

M W F 6/10 - 8/16 8:50 - 9:50 a.m. 7/5

Tu Th 6/11 - 8/15 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. 7/4

Tu 6/11 - 8/13 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Th 6/13 - 8:15 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. 7/4

WATER WALKING

Reap the benets of improved posture, balance and relieve stress with this 30-minute

class that begins with stretches and works up to an aerobic level of tness walking.

This class is held in the shallow end of the pool.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Day Date Time NCD

M W F 4/8 - 6/7 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 5/27

M W F 6/10 - 8/16 7:45 - 8:15 a.m. 7/5

DEEP WATER RUNNING

This is a 30-minute class. This no impact deep water running class benets the

cardiovascular system and is great for muscle toning. Perform several deep water

exercises and stretches.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Day Date Time NCD

M W F 4/8 - 6/7 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 5/27

M W F 6/10 - 8/16 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. 7/5

Th 4/11 - 6/6 6:40 - 7:10 p.m.

AQUA ZUMBA - NEW

Known as the Zumba “pool party”, Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an

invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing are often

heard during a class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional

aqua tness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water

based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body toning and most of all fun! It is not your

typical aerobics class, you will dance in the water at your own speed. Aqua Zumba is

exercise in disguise. Registration is required for this class (water tness cards will not

be accepted). Park on the west side of building (back of building), and enter door “G”.

Minimum: 8 Maximum: 20

Valley View Middle School Pool - 9 Classes $72.00 *8 Classes $64.00

Class# Day Date Time NCD

3582BS-1 Th 4/11 - 6/6 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

3582BS-2* Th 6/20 - 8/8 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 7/4

OPEN & LAP SWIM

Drop In Fee: $6.00 per person $8.00 per family

Punch Card: $60.00 12 times per person

$80.00 12 times per family

Valley View Middle School Pool

Day Date Time NCD

M W F 4/8 - 6/7 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 5/27

M W F 6/10 - 8/16 7:45 - 9:50 a.m.

M - W 6/17 - 8/14 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 7/1 - 7/3

Th 6/20 - 8/15 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. 7/4

Th 4/11 - 6/6 4:45 - 6:30 p.m.

S 4/13 - 5/18 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Richeld Middle School Pool

Day Date Time NCD

S 4/6 - 5/11 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

INDIVIDUAL CLASS FEES:

$4.00 per 30-minute class

$7.00 per 1 hour class

RED CARD - RWF

$66.00 per 12 - 1 hour classes

$33.00 per 12 - 30-minute classes

The Red Card provides you the exibility to attend any 2 classes a week.

The Red Card expires at the end of the session.

BLUE CARD - BWF

$92.00 per 18 - 1 hour classes

$49.00 per 18 - 30-minute classes

The Blue Card provides you the exibility to attend any 3 classes a week.

The Blue Card expires at the end of the session.

GOLD CARD - GWF

$450 per year - unlimited water tness classes. The Gold Card provides you the exibility

to attend as many classes a month as you wish.

BRING YOUR WATER FITNESS CARD TO

EACH CLASS YOU ATTEND.

*EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY*

CHECK PAYMENT ONLY - CHECKS PAYABLE TO ISD #271.

CASH WILL NOT BE KEPT AT THE POOL.

MAY PAY BY CREDIT CARD BY CALLING 952-681-6132.*

lifeguard training

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING

This comprehensive course is designed to instruct course participants in the skills

and knowledge needed to become a lifeguard. Course candidates will learn how to

recognize, prevent, and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. The course also

instructs participants in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid.

Participants will receive certications in the above – mentioned materials upon

completion of attending all class sessions, passing all written exams, water skills and

tests. Lifeguard and First Aid certications are valid for two years.

CPR-PR with AED is valid for two years.

NEW Prerequisites:

• Participant must be 15 years of age or older

• Ability to pass pretest. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control

and rhythmic breathing.

• Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs

• Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: starting in the water, swim 20

yards, surface dive, feet rst or head rst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound

object, return to surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object,

exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

• Certications received upon completion of course objectives and passing score of 80

percent correct on course nal written exam.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: $250

Class# Day Date Time

LGT1S W 4/10 - 5/29 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

LGT2S M - Th 6/17 - 6/27 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

LGT3S M - Th 7/8 - 7/18 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

LGT4S M - Th 7/29 - 8/8 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

* Need a minimum of 3 participants to run this class. *

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING:

The American Red Cross presents - Junior Lifeguarding, this class is an effective transition from

upper level swim classes to the Lifeguarding program. Students will gain a foundation of

knowledge, attitude and skills to become a responsible lifeguard. Prerequisites: Swim the frontcrawl

for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side, tread water for one minute

using arms and legs, and submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater. Junior

Lifeguarding is designed for kids ages 11-14 years old.

Valley View Middle School Pool

Class Fee: $95

Class# Day Date Time

JLGT1S M-Th 7/22 - 7/25 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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OLYMPIC STYLE

SWIMMING

Summer 2013

MARC HAMREN

and Staff at:

RICHFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL POOL

7461 Oliver Avenue South, Richfield MN

“Olympic Style Swimming is the finest swimming lesson your

child will ever have. Please come and watch from our

bleachers. If you don’t think these are the best lessons you

have ever registered for, we’ll refund your money. Period.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF SWIM LESSON!

State-of-the-art techniques/concepts! Our excellent staff of

instructors and assistants is at the core of our success.

SCHEDULE

M,T,W,Th, 40 minutes per day for two weeks.

(Unless otherwise noted - see schedule)

Ex: Course # for level 3, session A, at 2:45 PM, is…R27.

Session A June 12-21, 2013

(Wed.-Fri. in 1 st week, then Mon.-Fri in 2 nd week)

TIME Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

9:00-9:40 A.M. R1 R2 R3 R4

9:45-10:25 A.M. R5 R6 R7 R8

10:30-11:10 A.M. R9 R10 R11 R12

11:15-11:55 A.M. R13 R14 R15 R16

1:15-1:55 P.M. R17 R18 R19 R20

2:00-2:40 P.M. R21 R22 R23

2:45-3:25 P.M. R25 R26 R27 R28

Session B June 24-July 3, 2013

(Mon.-Fri. in 1 st week, then Mon.-Wed in 2 nd week)

TIME Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

9:00-9:40 A.M. R29 R30 R31 R32

9:45-10:25 A.M. R33 R34 R35 R36

10:30-11:10 A.M. R37 R38 R39

11:15-11:55 A.M. R41 R42 R43 R44

1:15-1:55 P.M. R45 R46 R47 R48

2:00-2:40 P.M. R49 R50 R51

2:45-3:25 P.M. R53 R54 R55

Session C July 8-18, 2013

(Mon.-Thur. both weeks)

TIME Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

9:00-9:40 A.M. R57 R58 R59 R60

9:45-10:25 A.M. R61 R62 R63 R64

10:30-11:10 A.M. R65 R66 R67

11:15-11:55 A.M. R69 R70 R71 R72

1:15-1:55 P.M. R73 R74 R75

2:00-2:40 P.M. R77 R78 R79 R80

2:45-3:25 P.M. R81 R82 R83

Session D July 22-31, 2013

(Mon.-Fri. in 1 st week, then Mon.-Wed in 2 nd week)

TIME Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

9:00-9:40 A.M. R85 R86 R87 R88

9:45-10:25 A.M. R89 R90 R91 R92

10:30-11:10 A.M. R93 R94 R95 R96

11:15-11:55 A.M. R97 R98 R99 R100

Spring/Summer 2013

INFORMATION

Marc Hamren Phone: 612-798-6574

WHO CAN REGISTER?

Any boy or girl age 5 to 17, regardless of ability.

TWO EASY WAYS TO REGISTER…

1. On-line registration: br.thatscommunityed.com

Click on “Aquatics”, then click on “Olympic Style

Swimming Lesson”

2. Mail or bring your check and registration form

located on inside back cover to:

Olympic Style Swimming

Central Education Center

7145 Harriet Ave. So.

Richfield, MN 55423

(Checks made out to: Richfield Community Ed.)

WHAT IS THE COST?

If you ARE a Richfield or Bloomington resident:

$80.00 if received before Memorial Day (5/27/13),

$86.00 if received after Memorial Day.

If you are NOT a Richfield or Bloomington resident:

$85.00 if received before Memorial Day (5/27/13),

$91.00 if received after Memorial Day.

*Please note cancellation policy on inside back cover.

REGISTRATION -- WHAT LEVEL?

Level One (Beginners)

If you cannot swim for 30 feet, sign up for level one.

Level Two

If you can swim for 30 feet (dog paddle), sign up for level 2.

Level Three

If you can do the front crawl for 30 feet with face in the water

most of the time (breathing may be “up” instead of to side),

and the back crawl for 30 feet (hips may be a bit low and arms

a bit bent), sign up for level 3.

Level Four (Pre-Swim Team)

If you can do front crawl with good side breathing, back crawl

with good body position, a head first dive, and a legal

breaststroke kick, sign up for level 4.

Register at br.thatscommunityed.com


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Felted Vases, Vessels & Bowls

Leslie Granbeck

Learn the fascinating art of 3-D wet

felting. Using wool and a little soapy

new!

water, felt a small vessel to

hold trinkets, chocolates or

to simply brighten up any shelf. Choose

bright or natural colors, then “sculpt”

your vessel into any shape from organic

to contemporary. You can even make it

reversible. $20 supply fee paid to

instructor in class. Bring 3 hand

towels, a scissors and a plastic bag to

carry home wet items.

Tuesday May 14

6:00-9:30 p.m. Kennedy

#3121BS $29-1 session

Recreate a Vintage Earring

into a Contemporary Pendant

Necklace

Jenny Walsh

Make a contemporary design necklace in

one hour. You will learn how to convert

new!

a vintage earring into a oneof-a-kind

pendant. New

jewelry findings along with vintage and

new beads will be used to complete the

necklace. Instructor will provide all

tools. Some jewelry will be available for

purchase at class. $8 supply fee paid to

instructor in class.

Wednesday Apr. 17

6:30-7:30 p.m. Kennedy

#3122BS-A $21-1 session

Tuesday May 14

6:30-7:30 p.m. Central

#3122RS-B $21-1 session

Picture Pot Centerpiece

Designed 4 Imagination Staff

Do you have an upcoming graduation,

baby shower, or birthday party and want

new!

something other than a

flower centerpiece? Using

your photos and your choice of colored

paper, you will learn how to make a

picture pot centerpiece, perfect for any

of these events. This is a personalized

gift, sure to be meaningful to your

intended recipient. Please bring 20+

photos and 10 sheets of colored paper

to use in creating this project. All

other materials, including the pot, will

be supplied and is included in the cost of

the class.

Thursday May 16

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3124RS $43-1 session

Viking Weave Jewelry

Bracelet

Kathleen Murray

Viking weave is an art form that has

been used for centuries. Wire is handwoven

around a mandrel and then pulled

through a drawplate to secure the

intricate weave. Completed pieces are

elegant, durable and one-of-a-kind. It’s

as easy as sewing or knitting. Once you

have learned the technique, you’ll be

making jewelry pieces for friends and

family for years to come. You’ll leave

the class with a completed bracelet in

silver, copper, gold or bronze. They are

tarnish proof and last a lifetime (and

longer). $20 kit fee paid to instructor

in class, which includes the drawplate

($24 value) and all other supplies

needed to complete your bracelet.

Wednesday May 15

6:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3110RS-A $29-1 session

Monday June 3

6:00-9:00 p.m. Kennedy

#3110BS-B $29-1 session

Bonsai - Introduction

Lionel Flood

Explore the ancient art of Bonsai. We

will discuss the art and history of

Bonsai, with a tree of your own to style.

The first day covers style, art and branch

placement. The second class covers

potting the tree and additional

refinement. Students should bring to

class: chop sticks of their choice, wire

cutters, pliers (not needle nose),

pruning shears and garden scissors.

Instructor will have some tools to share

so it is not necessary for students to

purchase their own tools. $30 supply fee

paid to instructor in class.

Thursdays Apr. 25 & May 2

6:30-9:30 p.m. Jefferson

#3056BS $46-2 sessions

Beginning Broomstick Lace

Ellen Stinger

Broomstick lace is also known as “jiffy

lace” because of how quickly it forms

new!

the lace. Also known as

peacock lace, broomstick

lace dates back to the late 1800s, and is

still in use today. This technique has

been used throughout history to create

items ranging from blankets to shawls to

clothing. It is worked with a crochet

hook and a large knitting needle (that

mimics a broom handle). It uses two

very basic crochet stitches: the single

crochet and the chain stitch. The

simplicity of this stitch makes it a good

project for beginning crocheters, who

already know the basics and want to

create intricate projects - without

learning new skills. To create a scarf

you will need a size 50 (25mm)

knitting needle and a crochet hook

size H, one skein worsted weight yarn,

a small scissors, pencil and paper.

Wednesdays May 22-June 12

7:15-9:15 p.m. Central

#3047RS $54-4 sessions

Welcome to Adult Enrichment

We are pleased to present a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities in

this catalog. These classes are intended for adults age 16 or older unless otherwise

noted. Enjoy the company of adults with interests similar to yours - have an

adventure!

Bloomington & Richfield Community Education 952-681-6132

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Nuno Felted Scarf

Leslie Granbeck

Embellish a silk scarf with soft wool

fibers to create a beautiful accessory

perfect for any season. Choose your

color palette of beautifully dyed fibers,

and then create any design from floral to

geometric to abstract. Without knitting

or sewing, you’ll create a supple scarf

using a little soapy water and a unique

felting technique. Bring from home:

scissors, 2-3 hand towels, 1 old bath

towel, and a plastic bag to carry home

wet items. Optional: apron

(waterproof or cloth). $25 supply fee

paid to instructor in class.

Wednesday May 1

6:00-9:30 p.m. Central

#3116RS $29-1 session

Coiled Baskets

from Scrap Yarn

Judith Goebel

Turn odds and ends of yarn from your

stash into beautiful coiled baskets and

bowls that make great gifts and

decorations! We will use a simple

sewing stitch and simple single crochet

techniques using inexpensive equipment

and supplies. No prerequisite, although

knowing how to crochet is helpful. A

supply list will be mailed one week prior

to the start of class. Cost of supplies is

under $5.

Mondays May 6-20

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3052RS $41-3 sessions

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Spring/Summer 2013

Beginning Nalbinding

Judith Goebel

As much as 6,000 years ago our

ancestors used a knotting technique,

somewhat like knitting and crochet, to

make socks, hats and much more! You

will learn some of the simple stitches

and use them to make a bag, hat or other

small objects. A supply list will be

mailed one week prior to the start of

class. Cost of supplies is less than $10.

You will need to bring a large tapestry

needle, and 100% wool worsted or

bulky weight yarn.

Mondays Apr. 1-22

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3055RS $47-4 sessions

Beginning Dry Felting

Ellen Stinger

Felting is an art form that was used

“back in the day” to make and decorate

everything from children’s toys to

clothing. It is popular once again! It is

basically sculpting with wool. You will

learn everything you need to know about

dry felting, the basic techniques to do

needle felting on your own, plus you

will create the cutest thing ever! After

the basics, you will create a needle and

pad with loose wool fiber or roving.

Anyone can do this - even if you have no

“crafty” experience, this is a fun and

easy craft! A supply list will be mailed

one week prior to the start of class.

Thursday May 9

7:15-9:15 p.m. Central

#3117RS $26-1 session

Stained Glass Windows -

Lead Technique

Susan Thaemert

Have you always wanted that stained

glass window? Here’s your opportunity

to make a small window panel. Learn

the basics of window construction from

glass cutting to assembly. Bring a 3/4"

x 11 1/4" x 12", soft wood, nonwarped

board, hammer, 80 or 100-

watt soldering IRON (not gun) and a

pop can. For information on soldering

irons call 952-934-3229, or purchase

at www.delphiglass.com or Glass

Endeavors in Mpls. $55 supply fee

paid to instructor at first class.

Mondays Apr. 1 & 8

6:30-10:00 p.m. Kennedy

#3010BS $47-2 sessions

Stained Glass Windows -

Copper Foil/Tiffany

Technique

Susan Thaemert

A delicate look that is beautiful for

windows or anything that you want to

make out of glass! This class is designed

for students who have taken the previous

Lead class (although not mandatory) or

for students with glass cutting

experience. You will complete a small

window panel using the Tiffany

technique which is also required for

making lampshades, boxes, and other 3-

D projects. Bring a 12 x 12 ceiling tile,

80 or 100-watt soldering IRON (not

gun) and an empty pop can. For

information on soldering irons call

952-934-3229, or purchase at

www.delphiglass.com or Glass

Endeavors in Mpls. $55 supply fee

paid to instructor at first class.

Mondays May 6 & 13

6:30-10:00 p.m. Kennedy

#3011BS $47-2 sessions

Bloomington & Richfield Community Education

Spring/Summer 2013 Early Bird Registration

This coupon entitles you to

$5 off*

One class if you register by April 5!

Expires April 5, 2013

*Valid for Spring/Summer Adult Enrichment and Aquatic classes only.

Limit one coupon per person. Coupon may only be used for initial registration.

You must present coupon in person or by mail.

Coupon may not be used by phone, online or faxed registration.

Register at br.thatscommunityed.com


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Beginning Watercolor

Ellen Stinger

Watercolor is fun! In the first class you

will learn all about the supplies you will

need, and why some are better than

others. You will also be given

information on where to shop for the

best supplies at the most reasonable

prices. Learn how to create a painting

from start to finish, set up your palette,

review the color wheel, and mix colors.

We will paint a variety of subjects

including flowers and landscapes.

Approximate cost of supplies is $60.

In the first class supplies will be

explained and you will be given a

supply list, you do not need to buy

supplies before the first class.

Tuesdays May 7-28

7:15-9:15 p.m. Central

#3031RS $54-4 sessions

Advanced Watercolor

Ellen Stinger

For students who have their brushes,

supplies and palettes set up and have

painted in the past. Take this course if

you want to refresh your skills. We will

paint a variety of subjects including

flowers and landscapes. Ellen Stinger is

an award winning artist and member of

the Minnesota Watercolor Society. She

has a style of teaching that enables

everyone to enjoy painting with

watercolor right away! A supply list will

be mailed one week prior to class.

Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor.

Thursdays Apr. 4-25

7:15-9:15 p.m. Central

#3032RS $54-4 sessions

All Occasion

Hand-Stamped Cards

Elizabeth Hawley

In this class we will create 25 handstamped,

embellished cards (5 cards of 5

designs). All new card designs! Never be

without a card for that special occasion.

$15 supply fee paid to instructor in

class includes pre-cut materials,

envelopes, and use of instructor

stamps, inks and tools. Students

should bring their own adhesive to

class (tombow, double stick tape, etc).

Thursday Apr. 18

6:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3049RS $27-1 session

All Birthday

Hand-Stamped Cards

Elizabeth Hawley

In this class we will be creating 25 handstamped,

embellished birthday cards (5

cards of 5 designs.) All new card

designs! Never be without a card for that

special birthday or last minute party. $15

supply fee paid to instructor in class

includes pre-cut materials, envelopes,

use of instructor’s stamps, inks and

tools. Students should bring their own

adhesive to class (tombow, double

stick tape, etc.).

Thursday June 13

6:00-9:00 p.m. Kennedy

#3098BS $27-1 session

Pastel Painting

Ron Wilson

Discover the exciting medium of dry

pastel by making pastel copies of

famous paintings supplied by the

instructor. A supply list will be mailed

one week prior to the start of class.

Approximate cost of supplies is $20.

Mondays Apr. 1-29

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3085RS-A $57-5 sessions

Mondays May 13-June17

(No class May 27)

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3085RS-B $57-5 sessions

Portrait Drawing

Ron Wilson

This class will explore drawing portraits

in Conte Crayon from photos provided

by the instructor. Students should have

taken Beginning Drawing or have some

drawing experience. A supply list will be

mailed one week prior to class. Cost of

supplies is approximately $15.

Thursdays Apr. 4-25

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3094RS $49-4 sessions

Learn to Crochet

Ellen Stinger

In this class you will learn the basics of

how to crochet. You will learn how to

make single and double crochet stitches

and how to read a pattern. You will

complete a dishcloth in single crochet, a

scarf in double crochet and a granny

square using double crochet that you can

build into a scarf or an afghan or

whatever you want! A supply list will be

mailed one week prior to the start of

class.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-23

7:15-9:15 p.m. Central

#3088RS $54-4 sessions

Learn to Knit

Ellen Stinger

In this class you will learn to knit and

purl and follow a pattern. You will

complete a dishcloth, a scarf, learn how

to finish the ends, and also how to make

fringe. You will need a straight, short

length plastic, metal or bamboo

knitting needle for all classes. Please

also bring a pencil, paper, scissors and

a yarn needle (or tapestry needle with

a large eye) to each class. Supplies:

Dishcloth: 1 skein cotton yarn (Sugar

and Cream brand), Scarf: 8 oz. skein

worsted weight yarn.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-23

2:30-4:30 p.m. Central

#3087RS $54-4 sessions

Crochet Rag Rugs

Judith Goebel

Turn your rags (or purchased fabric) into

comfortable and attractive rag rugs using

new!

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a pair of scissors and a

crochet hook. Learn to select

and prepare rags and crochet them into

rugs, trivets, placemats and other useful

items. This is a thrifty and earth-friendly

craft that requires just a basic knowledge

of single crochet. Bring rags, sewing

scissors and a large crochet hook to

class.

Wednesdays May 8 & 15

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3006RS $34-2 sessions

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Beginning Acrylic Painting

Ellen Stinger

In this class you will create paintings

that look like oil paintings or are

transparent like watercolor - it’s fun and

easy - and clean up is easy too! You will

also be given information on where to

shop for the best supplies at the most

reasonable prices. You will learn all

about acrylic paints, gels, mediums and

how to mix colors. After this class you

will have a good knowledge of the

supplies and techniques needed to enjoy

this easy to use medium. In the first

class supplies will be explained and

you will be given a supply list, you do

not need to buy supplies before the

first class.

Tuesdays May 7-28

2:30-4:30 p.m. Central

#3022RS $54-4 sessions

Beginning Rosemaling

Julie Anderson

This class is for anyone interested in

decorative painting, so you can paint

simple designs such as borders, or more

complex painting such as Norwegian

Rosemaling, Swedish Dalamaling or

German Bauernmalerei. In this class you

will have the opportunity to paint a plate

with flowers and decorative border as

you learn basic painting techniques and

brush strokes. A supply list will be

mailed one week prior to the start of

class. Cost of supplies will be

approximately $60.

Thursdays May 2-23

6:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3069RS $61-4 sessions

Rosemaling Workshop

Shirley Evenstad

Students will choose a pattern and

provide paper or prepared woodenware

on which to work. The instructor will

give critiques and ideas to improve

stroke work, color and design. Bring

painting supplies. Patterns will be

available. Students should have enough

skill to work independently. New

students will receive a supply list one

week prior to the start of class.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-May 7

9:00 a.m.-Noon Central

#3028RS-A $78-6 sessions

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 8

9:00 a.m.-Noon Central

#3028RS-B $78-6 sessions

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Rosemaling Workshop/

Intermediate Advanced Level

Shirley Evenstad

If you have had basic Rosemaling

classes but aren’t ready for working

independently in a workshop, the

instructor will help you find just the

right pattern/project, on wood or paper,

geared to your individual ability at an

intermediate level to further your

rosemaling painting skills. If you have a

wood piece you would like to decorate,

bring it along, and there will be a design

that’s just right for you to use. Bring

painting supplies. New students will

receive a supply list one week prior to

the start of class.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-May 7

6:30-9:30 p.m. Central

#3029RS $78-6 sessions

Build a Triangle Loom and

Learn to Weave!

Judith Goebel

Have you heard of triangle weaving? It

is a technique for weaving on a triangle

new!

loom. You will be weaving

by the end of the first class!

In subsequent weeks we will discuss

weaving patterns and color, estimating

yarn requirements, and assembling

multiple triangles to create squares,

rectangles and larger triangles. No prior

experience required, but basic ability to

use an electric drill and drive nails will

be helpful. Students will need to bring

electric drill and small hammer to

class. A supply list will be mailed one

week prior to the start of class.

Materials to build loom should cost

less than $20 and other materials

should cost less than an additional

$20.

Tuesdays May 28-June 11

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#3008RS $41-3 sessions

Additional Fees/Materials

Additional fees and/or materials are required for some classes. Check the course

description for the amount. Payment is made directly to the instructor at the first

class, unless otherwise noted.

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Web & Social Media for Small

Business and Non-Profits

Gretchen McGraw

Discover how to leverage the web and

social media to improve your small

new!

business identity, create

online buzz, and develop

marketing strategies to increase

business. Today’s ever-evolving online

world creates an unlimited opportunity

for you and your business. Topics

include: websites, Facebook, Google+

and Pinterest, pages for businesses,

overview of advertising options,

marketing strategies, and how to

incorporate upkeep of your business

sites. Students must bring laptops to

class.

Thursdays Apr. 25 & May 2

6:30-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#1074BS $95-2 sessions

Certified Nursing Assistant

Course

Candy Leopold

Come and join the many professionals

who make a real difference in our

community by starting a medical career

as a Certified Nursing Assistant. This

course teaches the skills required to give

personal care to patients in a nursing

home, hospital, or private home. Areas

of study include resident rights, vital

signs, safety, nutrition, client personal

hygiene and more. Skills are practiced in

a supervised laboratory and long term

facility. Mandatory 16 hours of clinicals.

Upon successful completion, students

are eligible to take the state Nursing

Assistant Registry Exam. In addition to

tuition, textbooks/skills packets are

available for $16, $20 for scrubs, $20 for

background check and $178 cost for

state CNA exam. This class is offered in

collaboration with Intermediate District

287, Metro South ABE and Richfield

Community Education. This

collaboration allows us to offer this

training at a lower tuition cost than local

colleges! Due to the reduced price, no

scholarships will be available for this

class. Prerequisite: Recent (within 12

months) Mantoux test, ability to lift

25-30 lbs, HS diploma, GED or proof

of 7 th grade reading level.

Mon. & Wed. Apr. 1-June 3

(No class Apr. 15-17, May 27)

5:00-9:00 p.m. South Education Center

7450 Penn Ave. So.

#1022RS $499-16 sessions

Are You Ready to Start a

Small Business?

Ed Hennen

Gain a comprehensive overview of

starting a small business. Examine the

risks, headaches, and potential rewards.

Discuss the development process,

sources of financing and business

ownership alternatives as well as

available “Help” resources. The

instructor is a counselor with SCORE -

“Counselors to America’s Small

Business.”

Tuesday Apr. 30

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#1031RS $28-1 session

Mystery Shopping - Make

Money Doing What You Love

Gina Henry

Get paid to shop! Obtain names and

contact information for reputable

mystery shopping companies. Stores and

businesses use mystery shoppers to learn

more about customers, especially during

theses challenging economic times. Get

paid to shop and perhaps keep the items

you buy on assignment…obtain gas,

groceries, dry cleaning and more.

Mystery shop on vacation for free airline

tickets, lodging, car rental, tours, meals

and more. Learn how to highlight your

qualifications as a competent shopper

and earn income. Discover the top 100

mystery shopping companies, including

contact information. Sample

applications and typical shopping

evaluations are included. Gina Henry,

travel expert, writer, professional

speaker, traveled to over 80 countries, 40

states and teaches in 90 cities

nationwide. Material fee of $15

payable to instructor in class.

Saturday Apr. 27

2:00-5:00 p.m. Burnsville High School

600 E. Hwy. 13, Burnsville

Room C180

#1012BS-1 $29 per person-1 session

#1012BS-2 $49 per pair-1 session

For Your

Registration Convenience:

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Entrepreneur’s Tool Box

Shahir Ahmed

This class is an introduction to the

general tools used by small business

owners for running a successful

business. The topics discussed are

relative and applicable to either a startup

or an existing small business. $20

optional Small Business Guide available

for purchase from instructor in class.

Wednesday Apr. 10

6:00-8:00 p.m. Central

#1019RS $21-1 session

Free Vacations and Make

Money Doing Them!

Gina Henry

Learn how to travel for free! National

speaker and author, Gina Henry, will

share 25 years of travel experience

including obtaining free airline tickets,

hotels, cruises, tours, car rentals, meals

and more. Discover how to earn extra

income on vacations anywhere in the

U.S. or overseas. Maximize frequent

flyer miles, get bumped to fly for free,

mystery shop for travel perks and earn

extra income. Other topics include: fly

as an air courier, teach English for a free

vacation, attend a tour at no cost, obtain

a tour guide job, organize tours for

others, write articles, shoot photos,

volunteer or get paid to drive cars.

Discover the best websites for travel,

tips on packing light, solo travel, safety,

health, culture, effective ways to

negotiate and more. Class materials/

book “Free Vacations” purchased in

class $15 (retail price $39), payable to

instructor. Book referred to during

class.

Saturday Apr. 27

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Burnsville High School

600 E. Hwy. 13, Burnsville

Room C180

#1015RS-1 $29 per person-1 session

#1015RS-2 $49 per pair-1 session

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Search Engine Optimization -

The Basics for Small

Business Owners

Maria Verven

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is

critical for small business owners who

want new customers to find their

products and services. Learn to boost

your company’s rankings in search

engines. Understand keywords, content

and page tags, link building, Google

Local and how to use news to drive

traffic to your site. Web sites from class

participants will be used in class to

demonstrate best practices and most

effective SEO strategies. Maria is a

seasoned, accredited professional with

more than 25 years experience in P.R.

and marketing. Maria’s passion is

helping small businesses get found

online using the core principles of

“inbound” or digital marketing.

Monday Apr. 29

6:30-8:30 p.m. Central

#1072RS $28-1 session

The New Rules of

Marketing a Small Business

Maria Verven

Out with the old - learn to market your

business in today’s online world. Tell

your story directly to customers who

want to buy your product or service!

Gain an understanding of marketing,

P.R., social media, SEO and how you

can use these to attract new customers.

This class can be combined with the

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

class; students taking both classes can

nominate their own web site for advice

in the second class.

Monday Apr. 22

6:30-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#1073BS $28-1 session

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How to Make Money

Doing Voice-Overs in

Television and Radio

Donald Cosgrove

There’s an exploding media talent

market in the Twin Cities, especially for

voice-overs. Learn what you need to

know to get work, who’s hiring and

what they’re looking for, how to use and

what to expect from talent agencies, and

how to make a professional demo tape

and resumé. Optional $15 script packet

payable to instructor in class.

Tuesday May 14

7:00-9:30 p.m. Jefferson

#1501BS $53-1 session

How to Make Money

Reading Audio Books

Donald Cosgrove

Do you read books? Do you like to read

out loud? Do you want to be paid to do

it? There are 195,000 new books

published in the U.S. every year, from

over 81,000 publishers, forty-one in the

Twin Cities. Learn how to get the Audio

Books, formerly called “books on tape”

reading jobs, develop the specialized

interpretation skills needed, explore the

expanding market, discover how to find,

and then market yourself to the

publishers, producers and directors who

will hire you! Perhaps even record in

your own home!

Tuesday May 21

7:00-9:30 p.m. Jefferson

#1503BS $53-1 session

Cancellation and Refund Policy!

Customer initiated cancellations received within 5 or more business days prior to

the start of the class will qualify for a refund minus a non-refundable $10 processing

fee. Cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the start date of

activity/class will not be eligible for a refund. Please remember if you are unable

to attend a class, you may send someone in your place.

Community Education reserves the right to cancel any activity/class that does not

meet minimum enrollment. You will be contacted and complete refunds will be

given when this occurs.

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Social Media Explained I -

An Overview of Facebook,

Twitter, Google+ & Pinterest

Wondering what all the fun is about?

Want to join online communities, but

new!

unsure of how to get started?

Gain an overview of social

media trends, help you understand

which popular social media sites are for

you, and get you signed up and ready to

go on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and

Pinterest. Topics include connecting

with others, photo uploads, privacy and

security.

Thursdays Apr. 4-18

6:30-7:45 p.m. Gretchen McGraw

Central Room 301

#2052RS $75-3 sessions

Basic Computer Skills

Develop a basic understanding of the

personal computer, along with some

computer terminology. We will start

from the very beginning: how to turn the

computer on, using the mouse and

keyboard, etc. You’ll also use the

computer to type a short letter. Course

allows you to develop a comfort level

with the computer and provides

sufficient practice time. Fee includes

manual. For students with NO

computer experience.

Tues. & Thurs. Apr. 2 & 4

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2051BS $80-2 sessions

MS Windows 7 - The Basics

Learn the basics of the Windows

Operating System. Become comfortable

with the desktop, run a few of the builtin

applications (calculator, CD player,

etc.) and create desktop shortcuts. We’ll

cover window controls, using the menus,

commands and dialog boxes. You’ll also

learn to change settings for the mouse,

keyboard, and display, plus tips and

shortcuts to make Windows 7 work for

you. Fee includes manual. Prerequisite:

Basic Computer Skills or equivalent.

Mon. & Wed. Apr. 1 & 3

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2053RS-A $80-2 sessions

Tues. & Thurs. Apr. 23 & 25

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2053BS-B $80-2 sessions

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Windows File Management

Techniques

Do you frequently lose things on your

computer or worry about accidentally

deleting something? If so, this is the

course for you! Become skilled in

organized file storage and retrieval

techniques. Learn to save projects in

multiple places to guard against data

theft and computer failures. You’ll also

learn to use the Windows Search

program, just in case. Fee includes

reference handouts and practice files.

Please bring a flash drive to class.

Prerequisite: MS Windows 7 - The

Basics or equivalent.

Tuesday Apr. 16

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2091BS $40-1 session

Internet & E-mail

Tips and Techniques

Learn to quickly find the best

information from the Internet. Improve

your surfing skills and use of the

browser controls. We’ll also cover

selective printing of information and

capturing images for use elsewhere.

Enhance your ability to manage and

organize your e-mail messages. Learn

the secret to resizing hi-resolution

photos before attaching them to

messages for faster downloads. We’ll

also practice attaching photos and music

files to messages. For current Internet

users with basic skills! Fee includes

reference handouts and project files.

Prerequisite: MS Windows 7 - The

Basics or equivalent.

Mon. & Wed. June 10 & 12

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2072RS $71-2 sessions

Central Building Entrance

Park in the back of the building and

enter Door #5 for all classes. Class

locations will be listed in the entrance

of door #5.

Senior Computer Classes

Senior Computer Classes are specifically designed for seniors with

extra practice time provided. Class sizes are limited.

Basic Computer Skills

Develop a basic understanding of the function and operation of a personal computer,

along with some computer terminology. We will start from the very beginning: how

to turn the computer on, using the mouse and keyboard, etc. You’ll also use the

computer to type a short letter. This course allows you to develop a comfort level

with the computer and provides sufficient practice time. Fee includes manual. For

students with NO computer experience.

Mondays Apr. 1 & 8

1:00-4:00 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2067RS-A $67-2 sessions

Fridays Apr. 19 & 26

1:00-4:00 p.m. Bill Jennings

CE Campus Room 328

#2067BS-B $67-2 sessions

MS Windows 7 - The Basics

Learn the basics of the current Windows Operating System. Become comfortable

with the desktop, run a few of the built-in applications (calculator, CD player, etc.)

and create desktop shortcuts. We’ll cover window controls, using the menus,

commands and dialog boxes. You’ll also learn to change settings for the mouse,

keyboard, and display, plus tips and shortcuts to make Windows work for you. Fee

includes manual. Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent.

Mondays Apr. 15-29

1:00-4:00 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2068RS-A $83-3 sessions

Fridays May 17-31

1:00-4:00 p.m. Bill Jennings

CE Campus Room 328

#2068BS-B $83-3 sessions

Internet & Email Skills

Learn to communicate easily with your children and grandchildren who may be

located anywhere in the world. It’s fast, it’s easy, and you don’t have to buy any

stamps! You can even exchange photos freely back and forth. You’ll practice the

techniques for both sending and receiving email messages. We’ll also cover the

options for setting up Internet service and translate the terminology into easily

understood terms. Reference handouts provided. Prerequisite: MS Windows 7 -

The Basics or equivalent.

Mondays May 6-20

1:00-4:00 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2069RS $83-3 sessions

Digital Photography Techniques

This course teaches the additional skills required to successfully use a digital

camera. Learn to easily download your photos to the computer, and use a simple,

free photo editing program. We’ll cover topics such as cropping, adjusting contrast

and brightness, and resizing. You’ll also learn how to share your photos with others

via e-mail. Bring your camera, manual, and cables to class. Fee includes handouts

and practice photos. Please bring a flash drive to class. Prerequisite: MS

Windows 7 - The Basics or equivalent.

Mondays June 3 & 10

1:00-4:00 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2002RS $71-2 sessions

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MS Office 2010 Classes

We have upgraded to Office 2010 classes at both locations!!

Note: Students must bring a USB Flash (Thumb) Drive to these courses (as indicated) for storage of course projects and practice

files.

MS Outlook 2010

Use this powerful tool to get your work

life better organized! MS Outlook can

schedule and keep track of your daily

activities, create “To Do” lists, and

eliminate Post-It note clutter by

recording miscellaneous information.

The built-in address book will retain

your detailed customer/client

information. Access all your email

accounts in one place. Learn how to

print and share your daily, weekly, or

monthly appointment schedule, task

lists, etc. Fee includes manual. Please

bring a flash drive to class.

Prerequisite: MS Windows 7 - The

Basics or equivalent.

Tues. & Thurs. Apr. 9 & 11

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2035BS-A $80-2 sessions

Mon. & Wed. Apr. 29 & May 1

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2035RS-B $80-2 sessions

MS Word 2010 - Mail Merge,

Envelopes & Labels

This course thoroughly covers these

three essential MS Word tools:

Envelopes, Labels, and Mail Merge. Use

your computer to create plain and fancy

mailing labels, print your envelopes, and

handle larger chores such as storing a

customer database for form letters and

mailings, etc. You’ll also learn how to

sort and filter the database to access

desired records. Fee includes reference

handouts and files. Please bring a flash

drive to class. Prerequisite: MS Word

Level 1 or equivalent.

Wednesday May 29

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2092RS $40-1 session

MS Word 2010 -

Graphics Tools

MS Word has sophisticated graphics

tools that are overlooked by most users.

new!

Create powerful images to

illustrate or enhance the

projects you create on your PC.

Students will learn to use Clipart,

WordArt, Shapes, and SmartArt. You’ll

also learn to access and manipulate the

100’s of clipart images, create awesome

titles, special effects, freehand drawings

and more. Fee includes handouts and

project files. Please bring a flash drive

to class. Prerequisite: MS Word -

Level 1 or equivalent.

Tues. & Thurs. May 21 & 23

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy

#2087BS-A

Room C102

$72-2 sessions

Mon. & Wed. June 3 & 5

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2087RS-B $72-2 sessions

MS Word 2010 - Level 1

Learn the basics of this popular word

processing program. We’ll cover using

the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar,

writing a letter, checking spelling and

grammar, changing margins and tabs,

line spacing, editing text, printing,

saving and retrieving files and more. Fee

includes manual. Please bring a flash

drive to class. Prerequisite: MS

Windows 7 - The Basics or equivalent.

Mon. & Wed. Apr. 8 & 10

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2054RS-A $80-2 sessions

Tues. & Thurs. Apr. 30 & May 2

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2054BS-B $80-2 sessions

MS Word 2010 - Level 2

Learn to use borders and shading, bullets

and numbering, create and format tables

and templates, and work with columns.

We’ll also cover the use of leader tabs,

macros, Edit Replace, and the thesaurus.

Fee includes manual. Please bring a

flash drive to class. Prerequisite: MS

Word 2010 - Level 1 or equivalent.

Mon. & Wed. May 6 & 8

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2055RS $80-2 sessions

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• Online at br.thatscommunityed.com

• In person - see registration page

inside back cover for office address

• By phone - 952-681-6132 with a

credit card

• By mail - see registration page

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MS Excel 2010 - Level 1

Learn to create an Excel spreadsheet,

work with formulas, format spreadsheet

information and print your projects.

We’ll cover getting help, using Auto Fill

and Auto Sequence, changing cell

formatting, using borders and shading,

spell check, and working with charts and

graphs. Two projects will be completed

during the course. Fee includes manual.

Please bring a flash drive to class.

Prerequisite: MS Windows 7 - The

Basics or equivalent.

Mon. & Wed. Apr. 15 & 17

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2057RS-A $80-2 sessions

Tues. & Thurs. May 7 & 9

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2057BS-B $80-2 sessions

MS Excel 2010 - Level 2

Expand your knowledge of Excel. Learn

to sort and filter data, solve “what if?”

problems, analyze data, manage

workbooks, and link information in

multiple worksheets and workbooks.

You’ll improve your formula designing

skills and learn to create detailed charts

and graphs. Fee includes manual. Please

bring a flash drive to class.

Prerequisite: MS Excel 2010 - Level 1

or equivalent.

Mon. & Wed. May 13 & 15

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2058RS-A $80-2 sessions

Tues. & Thurs. June 4 & 6

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2058BS-B $80-2 sessions

MS PowerPoint 2010 -

Level 1

Create effective, professional visual

presentations using PowerPoint. You’ll

get a hands-on introduction that will

enable you to easily create powerful

full-color presentations on your PC.

We’ll cover all the basics: using the

Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar,

editing and correcting text, plus using

slide transitions and animations. You’ll

also learn to create overhead

transparencies, speaker’s notes, and

audience handouts. Fee includes

manual. Please bring a flash drive to

class. Prerequisite: MS Windows 7 -

The Basics or equivalent.

Mon. & Wed. Apr. 22 & 24

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2059RS-A $80-2 sessions

Tues. & Thurs. May 14 & 16

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2059BS-B $80-2 sessions

MS PowerPoint 2010 -

Level 2

Learn to use additional features of

PowerPoint to create fully automated

slideshows. We’ll cover easy techniques

for using clipart, audio CDs, photos and

even video clips to create multi-media

extravaganzas! You’ll learn to create

your own slide backgrounds and

illustrations, use the slide sorter, and set

up on-screen presentations. Fee includes

manual. Please bring a flash drive to

class. Prerequisite: MS PowerPoint

2010 - Level 1 or equivalent.

Mon. & Wed. May 20 & 22

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Central Room 301

#2061RS-A $80-2 sessions

Tues. & Thurs. June 11 & 13

6:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Jennings

Kennedy Room C102

#2061BS-B $80-2 sessions

We Provide Flexible

Solutions For All Your

Computer Training Needs

Sometimes your work schedule or

hectic life may not permit you to

enroll in one of our regularly scheduled

courses.

Community Education provides a

variety of specially tailored course

offerings from beginning to advanced

levels for individuals or small groups.

The quality and flexibility of our

training comes without the usually

expensive price tag. Virtually all of

the catalog offerings, plus additional

courses in many subjects, are available

and presented at a pace that

meets individual needs. Custom office

forms and specialized templates to

simplify your office routine are also

available.

Training is held in our computer lab or

your workplace during regular

business hours. Evening hours are

available on a limited basis. We use a

sliding rate schedule that begins at

just $40/hr. for one student and

varies according to the group size.

For more information on private

course offerings, rates, and to set up

training: Call 952-440-6300. For

general questions on course offerings

please call 612-243-3000.

Check us out with

your smartphone!

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Sushi 101

Designed 4 Imagination Staff

Let’s learn the basics of sushi!

Technique is the focus, from proper rice

new!

preparation, cutting and plate

presentation. During this

workshop, each participant will learn

how to make a California roll and leave

with a couple of spicy shrimp roll pieces

while the making of nigiri is

demonstrated and sashimi is explained.

Bring a small container to take home

samples.

Monday May 13

6:30-8:00 p.m. Jefferson

#4027BS $45-1 session

Spices and Herbs

for Spring Cooking

Valerie Johns

Would you like to learn when to use the

correct spice and herb for the best result

new!

in spring cooking? Enhance

your everyday cooking with

a variety of spices and herbs. Learn the

history of how spices are considered a

super food and experience the different

tastes and smells of a variety of spices

and herbs. You will learn through a

presentation on Spices and Herbs, and

how to make (hands-on) these fun spring

recipes: Herb Salad Mix with tomatoes,

pepper and feta, Avocado, Tomato and

Mango Salsa, and Asparagus Flowers

seasoned with unique spices. You will

also learn how to make three easy

dressings, a Red Wine Vinaigrette, a

Creamy Herb dressing and a Lemon-

Garlic dressing. Experience additional

dips and samples from unique blends

around the world. Class qualifies for 3

CEU’s. Bring containers to take home

your samples. $12 food fee paid to

instructor in class.

Thursday Apr. 4

6:00-9:00 p.m. Jefferson

#4078BS $30-1 session

UCare MN

UCare MN members may take a

discount of up to $15 for one class

per year. Members must be on UCare

at the time of registration and need to

include their member ID number on

the registration. Some limitations may

apply.

Food Art - Garnishing

with Fruits & Vegetables

Valerie Johns

You can be a star! Imagine the next time

you bring a dish to a family or group

new!

gathering and instead of the

usual plastic bowl or platter

with wilted greens as a garnish, you

walk in with a garnished dish that looks

like it was created in one of the top

kitchens of the world! Imagine your

pride and confidence when your mouthwatering

beautiful garnished dish is the

main topic of discussion. And only you

will know it only took minutes to make!

Learn how to make a variety of (handson)

garnishes with fruits and vegetables.

Spring featured garnishes are Fruit

Bouquets, Fresh Vegetable Garnishes,

including Bell Pepper Baskets,

Asparagus Flowers and Radish

Bouquets. Express yourself by making

food items more attractive and food

preparation more fun. Class qualifies for

2 CEU’s. $12 food fee paid to

instructor in class. Bring large

containers or boxes to take home your

wonderful creations.

Wednesday May 1

6:00-8:30 p.m. Richfield High School

Room 135

#4074RS

$28-1 session

Mexi-licious Tortilla Bowls

Valerie Johns

Mexican food is America’s number one

ethnic culinary choice. Treasure the

new!

delight of baking and making

all of your favorites. These

four easy hands-on Mexican-American

recipes taste just wonderful stripped of

excessive fat, calories and sodium. Great

taste and good health are synonymous in

these quick, easy-to-make economical

recipes that run the gamut from family

meals to party snacks. Hands-on recipes

include: Shrimp Bowl, Taco Bowl,

Spinach Salad Bowl and Veggie Burrito

Bowl. Class qualifies for 2 CEU’S.

Bring containers to take home your

samples. $12 food fee paid to

instructor in class.

Monday June 10

6:00-8:00 p.m. Jefferson

#4077BS $25-1 session

Go Global with

International Fresh Cooking

Valerie Johns

Tour the food world with global recipes.

Explore international cuisines in your

new!

own kitchen! Learn to cut,

dice, slice and spice up a

variety of fresh salsa and herb dips. You

will watch a DVD and PowerPoint

presentation taking you to visit global

markets and learn international cooking

terms. Class is hands-on creating a fresh

Mango Salsa, Tropical Black Bean

Salsa, Italian Herb Spread with Cilantro,

Texas Spice Caviar and Mint Lemonade.

Class qualifies for 3 CEU’S. $12 food

fee paid to instructor in class. Bring

containers to take home your global

creations.

Tuesday June 4

6:00-9:00 p.m. Richfield High School

Room 135

#4075RS

$30-1 session

The Perfect Cake

Nancy Burgeson

Nancy Burgeson has been teaching cake

decorating for over 40 years. In this all

new!

new class, students will learn

how to successfully fill and

frost an 8-inch cake. Many of Nancy’s

cakes have won numerous prizes at

county and state fairs. We will learn how

to mix, bake, trim, and frost some of her

favorites. Come enjoy a fun evening of

learning together as we prepare

Chocolate Caramel Pecan cake, Bailey’s

Irish Cream cake, and Red Velvet with

REAL red velvet frosting. Each student

will go home with a completed 8-inch

iced cake and other samples as well.

$18 food fee paid to instructor in

class.

Tuesday Apr. 9

6:00-9:00 p.m. Valley View Middle-B143

Enter the west side of the building, Door E

#4071BS-A $29-1 session

Thursday Apr. 25

6:00-9:00 p.m. Richfield High School

Room 135

#4071RS-B $29-1 session

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Artisan Bread in

Five Minutes a Day

Carol Schaub

Tired of eating breads with no flavor or

texture? Wow your family and friends

with fabulous, delicious home-made

artisan breads! Learn to make savory,

healthy breads in less than 5 minutes

using dough that you mix in minutes (no

kneading required) and store in your

refrigerator for up to two weeks. Sample

several breads in class, mix up a batch of

dough to take home and receive recipes

for a variety of artisan breads.

Demonstration, hands-on and tasting –

you will leave class with a batch of

bread dough and a finished loaf of bread

baked in class. Bring a 5 quart mixing

bowl with cover, a set of measuring

cups and spoons, and a large wooden

spoon to class. $8 food fee paid to

instructor in class.

Monday Apr. 22

6:30-8:15 p.m. Richfield High School

Room 135

#4043RS-A $36-1 session

Thursday May 9

6:30-8:15 p.m. Jefferson

#4043BS-B $36-1 session

Jams, Jellies, Marmalades

and Butters

Carol Schaub

NOW is the time to get ready for the

fruits of summer. Be ready to “jam”

when the berries, peaches, rhubarb and

more are at their peak of taste and

availability. Learn the difference

between the various preserves and have

the opportunity to taste each. You will

prepare a batch of jelly from start to

finish and take home 1-2 jars to enjoy.

Handouts of recipes included. $8 supply

fee paid to instructor in class.

Wednesday Apr. 17

6:30-8:15 p.m. Jefferson

#4009BS-A $36-1 session

Tuesday May 14

6:30-8:15 p.m. Richfield High School

Room 135

#4009RS-B $36-1 session

Pizza, Flatbreads and

Focaccia

Carol Schaub

Learn to make pizza, flatbread and

focaccia dough that you mix, not knead,

and can store up to a week in the

refrigerator. Bake when you need it for

extra fast, homemade meals. You can

even pre-bake pizza dough for superfast,

easy pizza your family will love. In

this hands-on class, you will develop

dough stretching and rolling techniques,

make a batch of dough, taste samples

and hints for adapting to grilled pizzas.

Handout includes topping recipes and

whole-wheat dough option. Carol

Schaub is an avid bread maker and

skilled instructor who teaches in 15

districts. Bring a rolling pin, large

mixing bowl with a cover, measuring

cups and spoons, and a large wooden

spoon. $8 food fee paid to instructor

in class.

Tuesday Apr. 2

6:30-8:15 p.m. Jefferson

#4058BS-A $36-1 session

Thursday May 2

6:30-8:15 p.m. Richfield High School

Room 135

#4058RS-B $36-1 session

Explore Home Winemaking

Beth Mikulay

Discover the tricks to making great wine

at home for yourself or to give as a

fabulous gift with that uniquely personal

touch. Learn the step-by-step process to

make wine from fresh fruits, fruit juices

and kit wines from around the world, as

well as both bottling and labeling

techniques. We will put together a kit

wine, and then we will prepare fruits and

“balance” the juice so it’s ready for the

fermentation step. The class is taught

without having any wine or alcohol on

the premises. You’re sure to enjoy this

fun and cost-effective hobby.

Wednesday Apr. 10

7:00-9:00 p.m. Jefferson

#4006BS $34-1 session

new!

Coffee and Biscotti

Designed 4 Imagination Staff

Like coffee? Come learn the ins and outs

of a great cup of joe during this twohour

class. Explore new

varieties and blends from a

connoisseur coffee maker. We will then

make some biscotti to enjoy with that

new found “favorite” coffee drink.

Bring containers to take home your

biscotti.

Wednesday May 22

6:00-8:00 p.m. Jefferson

#4084BS $46-1 session

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Meet Monica Mohn

Monica has won multiple “USA Dance” National Ballroom Dance titles and has more than 20 years of ballroom

dance experience. A highly-respected, independent instructor, Monica has been trained by the finest coaches in

USA, Canada and England. She teaches throughout the metro area.

2-Left Feet Ballroom

Dance Workshop

Monica Mohn

Convinced that you have 2-left feet or

that dancing is not for you? But still, it

new!

would be helpful to know a

few steps, just in

case…whether you are a “2-left footer”

or not, learn fun moves and simple tips

from a pro to ease you over those “just

in case” moments. A little bit of Swing,

a touch of Foxtrot, a smattering of

Waltz, a tweak of Rumba and a jazzed

up “high school prom Swing & Sway”

are all it takes! And you’ll be out on the

dance floor! Couples and individuals

welcome!

Mondays April 22 & 29

7:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#7090RS $29-2 sessions

Salsa and Latin Dance

Monica Mohn

Learn the Sultry Salsa, Cha-Cha and

Rumba and go dancing every night! This

new!

course covers the basics,

spins and turns plus

techniques that will have you looking

good and having fun on the dance floor.

Couples and individuals welcome!

Mondays Apr. 22-May 13

6:30-7:30 p.m. Central

#7089RS $34-4 sessions

“Gangnam Style” Line Dance

Monica Mohn

This upbeat music single by the South

Korean pop artist PSY is a YouTube

new!

sensation and is the sites

most watched video ever!

Learn Gangnam Style’s signature dance

moves; designed to be fun, amusing and

easy! By the end of the class, you’ll be

dancing like…MC Hammer!

Monday May 6

7:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#7092RS $17-1 session

Thriller Line Dance

Monica Mohn

Always been thrilled by the moves in

“Thriller”? Then this workshop is for

new!

you! This fun line dance is a

great, easy version of the

classic moves that inspired us all. By the

end of the class you’ll be dancing the

night away! No partner needed!

Monday May 13

7:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#7084RS $17-1 session

Wedding Dance Crash

Course - It’s Not Too Late!

Monica Mohn

You thought about it! You wanted to!

But where did the time go? Not to

new!

worry, in just 2 hours learn

the common wedding

dances: Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot and Slow

Dance. You will learn easy dancing

skills and fun patterns so you’ll feel

comfortable and look great on that

special day. Couples only please. Bring

your music!

Friday May 17

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#7082RS $34/couple-1 session

Social Dance -

Madman Style

Monica Mohn

Re-live the 1960s Madman style…but

without the drinking and smoking!

new!

Whether you are a fan of the

TV show or just want to try

something a bit different, this 2-hour

workshop is devoted to 3 dances that

were popular with the “in” crowd of

Madison Avenue. Learn the Bossa Nova,

Mambo and the Cha-Cha, and be

prepared for a great time. Due to the

nature of the dances, couples only

please.

Friday Apr. 26

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#7083RS $34/couple-1 session

Chicago Style Stepping

Dance Workshop

Monica Mohn

Envision the two of

you…dancing...bodies swaying

new!

together…the sound of

R&B, Jazz or Soul music in

the background. Smooth and fun! That’s

what this style of dance is all about. A

few basics, and some turns, are all you

need to release your inner style. What

dance moves happen next is up to you

and your partner. Due to the nature of

this dance, couples only please.

Friday Apr. 5

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#7088RS $34/couple-1 session

Central Building Entrance

Park in the back of the building and

enter Door #5 for all classes. Class

locations will be listed in the entrance

of door #5.

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Meet Jay Dudding

Jay Dudding, one of the best dance instructors in the metro area, is

recruited by cruise lines around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity –

take advantage of Jay’s knowledge of dance and his ability to teach in a

relaxed setting.

Swing & Ballroom Dance -

Let’s Begin

Jay Dudding

Learn the East Coast Swing (ECS),

Hustle, and Waltz. The East Coast

Swing is also called the Jitterbug, the

official “sock hop” dance. ECS is a

circular, rotating swing dance that has

many wraps, tunnels, and turns. The

Hustle is a catchall name for several

disco dances which were extremely

popular in the 1970’s including aspects

of Swing and Salsa. The Waltz is a

smooth progressive dance characterized

by long, flowing movements and

continuous turns. As you perfect your

waltz, you will become graceful and

elegant, effortlessly gliding around the

dance floor. In addition to those three

dances you will also learn the Cuddle,

Under Arm Turn, and Kansas City dance

steps. If you are unable to attend class

on your scheduled night, see Jay about

other options or call him at

952-830-0062.

Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 1

6:30-7:45 p.m. Jefferson-Lunchroom

#7005BS $31/person-4 sessions

Swing & Ballroom Dance -

Let’s Continue

Jay Dudding

Continue to perfect and review your East

Coast Swing, Hustle, and Waltz dance

steps as it is a key element in helping

students relax, learn and experience

success. In addition to those three

dances you will also be taught the ESC

Cuddle Walk, Hammerlock, Sweetheart

and the Waltz Spot Twinkle dance steps.

You’ll receive individual attention in a

group setting, something you won’t find

in every dance class. Singles welcome.

Class size is limited so register early! If

you are unable to attend class on your

scheduled night, see Jay about other

options or call him at 952-830-0062.

Wednesdays May 8-22

6:30-7:45 p.m. Jefferson-Lunchroom

#7004BS $25/person-3 sessions

Latin Dance - Let’s Begin

Jay Dudding

This Latin class is just plain fun and will

get you out onto the dance floor! Learn

the Rumba, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Tango and

Samba, that will provide you with a

sequence of steps to wow your friends

and associates. Jay will also instruct you

on Cross Body Leads, Cross Over

Breaks, and Charge dance steps. Singles

welcome. Don’t miss a beat - register

today! If you are unable to attend class

on your scheduled night, see Jay about

other options or call him at

952-830-0062.

Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 1

7:45-9:00 p.m. Jefferson-Lunchroom

#7079BS $31/person-4 sessions

First Wedding Dance

Jay Dudding

Wow your guests with your first dance at

your wedding or special occasion. Get

your feet moving to the Waltz, East

Coast Swing, Rumba, and Hustle. Jay

specializes in choreographing wedding

dances. Register the whole family so

you will all be comfortable on the dance

floor. Reviewing the dance steps taught

each week is what makes students more

successful on the dance floor. If you are

unable to attend class on your scheduled

night, please make arrangements with

Jay or call him at 952-830-0062. Class

size is limited so register early.

Wednesdays May 8-22

7:45-9:00 p.m. Jefferson-Lunchroom

#7009BS $25/person-3 sessions

Beginning Guitar I

Kathy Weingarden

Do you want to learn to play the guitar?

Come join us in a fun and relaxed

atmosphere. Learn basic picking

techniques, note reading, chords and

popular songs. Previous knowledge of

music is not required. Students must

provide their own guitar. $1 supply fee

paid to instructor in class.

Thursdays Apr. 4-May 23

7:00-7:50 p.m. Olson Middle Bandroom

#7060BS $85-8 sessions

Beginning Guitar II

Kathy Weingarden

Are you ready for some more guitar

playing fun? This class is a continuation

of Beginning Guitar I. We will be

learning more strumming patterns,

chords, and songs. $1 supply fee paid

to instructor in class. Prerequisite:

Beginning Guitar I or instructor

consent.

Thursdays Apr. 4-May 23

8:00-8:50 p.m. Olson Middle Bandroom

#7061BS $85-8 sessions

Guitar III

Kathy Weingarden

This is an on-going class for those who

wish to continue their study of guitar.

$2 supply fee paid to instructor in

class. Prerequisite: Beginning Guitar

II or instructor consent.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 22

7:30-8:20 p.m. Olson Middle Bandroom

#7062BS $85-8 sessions

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Just ONCE Guitar

for Busy People

Eric Carranza

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar

but simply find it difficult to find the

time? This crash course will teach you

some basic chords and get you playing

along with your favorite songs right

away. Topics include: How to form the

three main types of chords; How to tune

your guitar; Basic strumming patterns;

and how to play along with simple

tunes. Bring your own acoustic guitar.

Workbook and practice DVD included

in registration fee.

Monday Apr. 8

7:00-9:30 p.m. Jefferson

#7072BS $58-1 session

Instant Piano for

Hopelessly Busy People

Chris Simonson

Some music teachers may not want you

to know this, but you don’t need years of

weekly lessons to learn how to the play

piano. In just a few hours, you can learn

enough secrets to give you years of

musical enjoyment. How do we do it?

While regular piano teachers teach note

reading, piano professionals use chords.

You can learn enough chords to play any

song in this one session. Total beginners

can print out a free pamphlet on the

treble clef at this link – notes for

piano.pdf” http://justonceclasses.com/

info/images/fastpresence/class notes for

piano.pdf. $29 supply fee paid to

instructor in class for workbook and

practice CD.

Monday Apr. 15

6:30-9:30 p.m. Jefferson

#7046BS $31-1 session

Old Time Fiddle -

For Beginners

Philip Schaffer

Want to play some good old tunes? Want

to play the fiddle? If you can sing

“Happy Birthday” you’re qualified for

this class for absolute beginners. We’ll

cover basic techniques and play by ear.

New students will pay a $5 supply fee

paid to the instructor in class for book

and CD. Fiddle rentals are available

for $25 for 2 months, paid to

instructor in class. Please indicate

when registering if you need to rent a

fiddle.

Mondays Apr. 1-May 20

6:30-7:30 p.m. Central

#7012RS $46-8 sessions

Contemporary Line Dance -

For Fitness and Fun

Bonnie Schoenfelder

Get fit! Have fun! Contemporary line

dance allows you to do both

new!

simultaneously. Great

exercise and good fun using

contemporary music to keep you moving

and you don’t need a partner. You will

learn basic steps and some styling that

you can do wherever line dancing is

done. You will learn a new dance each

week and then have some time to have

fun dancing for part of each session.

Wear comfortable shoes or boots that

slide well on a hard floor, and

comfortable clothes that allow you to

move. $5 handout fee paid to

instructor in class. Park on the west

side of the school off of 3rd Ave. and

enter door N.

Mondays Apr. 29-June 10

(No class May 27)

6:30-8:00 p.m. Valley View Elem

Lunchroom

#7057BS

$60-6 sessions

REGISTER EARLY

Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Although registrations are

accepted up to and including the day of class (for most classes), the decision to

run or cancel a class is made a week in advance, so register early! This could

ensure your spot in a class that may fill up quickly or prevent your class from

being canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Introduction to Circle

Drumming

for Fun and Entertainment

Cyril Paul

Circle Drumming is ordinary people in

a group, young and ageless, who come

together for an evening of fun! Do you

often dream of drumming as you

witness a cadre of Caribbean

percussionists performing with their

drums, guiro, cowbells, maracas,

claves and singing in harmony as they

sway to and fro? Do you find yourself

drumming your fingers or tapping your

feet to the beat, following the rhythm

patterns as the music draws you into a

responsive mood? That is your natural

rhythm trying to get out! This course

allows you to discover your natural

talents and sense of rhythm, and to

share them with others. You will build

upon your natural talents using a

variety of drums and other percussion

instruments found throughout the West

Indies and other parts of the world.

You’ll develop an appreciation for the

differences and the similarities found

in Calypso, Reggae, Paachunga,

Samba, Meringue, Rhumba and Bion.

Bring your own drums (Cuinto,

Bongo, Conga, Tumba) to class.

Instructor will have drums available

at class to use and will discuss with

you types of drums and places to

purchase if you are interested in

buying your own. (You will enhance

your experience if you have a drum

to practice on.) Practice DVD

(optional) will be available for

purchase at class.

Tuesdays Apr. 16-30

6:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#7073RS $48-3 sessions

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What to Do When

Someone Dies

Elizabeth Michaelis

Do you know the important tasks that

must be taken care of if someone dies?

Elder Law Attorney Elizabeth Michaelis

will discuss the practical considerations

in handling someone’s affairs, as well as

the four main tasks when you are

responsible for settling the estate. This

presentation explains the role of the

personal representative (Executor), the

family members and others, in an

orderly estate administration.

Thursday Apr. 25

6:30-8:00 p.m. Kennedy

#1367BS $21-1 session

Revocable Living Trusts

Elizabeth Michaelis

A Revocable Living Trust may not be

for everyone, but for many people,

taking the time to secure a Trust now

can save time, money, and frustration for

their loved ones in the future. What a

Revocable Living Trust is, how a

Revocable Trust can help you avoid

probate and secure your estate, and how

to assess if a Revocable Trust makes

sense for you will all be discussed.

Thursday Apr. 11

6:30-8:00 p.m. Central

#1383RS-A $21-1 session

Thursday May 2

6:30-8:00 p.m. Kennedy

#1383BS-B $21-1 session

Navigating Medicare for

Those Preparing to Retire

and for Caregivers

Kimberlee Bluhm, Senior Community

Services

Thinking of getting ready to retire? Are

you a family member or a caregiver to

someone that has Medicare coverages?

Already have Medicare and just want to

know what is going on? This class is a

chance for anyone to learn about

Medicare. Spend the evening learning

about the Medicare Adventure. We will

discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D

coverages, supplement types and Part D

plans. The class is an educational

opportunity through a non-profit

organization and is not a sales pitch.

Thursday Apr. 11

6:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#1396RS $21-1 session

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How to Sell a Home for

More Money - Confessions of

a Real Estate Insider

George Bodnia

Learn 4 sure ways to make buyers want

your home, 10 techniques a professional

would use to stage your home for sale,

21 simple cost-effective home

improvements that can return thousands

of dollars to you, 12 purchase agreement

traps and how to avoid them, and the #1

secret that could clinch your sale.

Wednesday May 8

7:00-9:30 p.m. Central

#1345RS $21-1 session

Smart Home Buying -

Secrets to Navigating a

Turbulent Market

George Bodnia

Learn the aspects of buying a home in

today’s market. An overview will cover:

what to look for in a home, best times to

buy, price ranges, financing, loan

qualifying, purchase agreements,

foreclosures and short sales, tax

advantages, how to evaluate your

options, and common pitfalls.

Monday May 6

7:00-9:30 p.m. Jefferson

#1308BS $21-1 session

Savvy Social Security

Planning for Boomers -

What Everyone Should Know

Robert S. Davis

After being told for years that Social

Security is going broke, baby boomers

are realizing that it will soon be their

turn to collect. But the decisions they

make now can have a tremendous

impact on the total amount of benefits

they stand to receive over their lifetime.

Questions Boomers are asking include:

Will Social Security be there for me?

How much can I expect to receive and

when should I apply for it? How can I

maximize my benefits? Will Social

Security be enough to live on in

retirement? Bring a pen and paper to

class. $5 supply fee paid to instructor

in class.

Tuesday Apr. 23

6:30-8:30 p.m. Kennedy

#1375BS-A $21-1 session

Wednesday May 15

6:30-8:30 p.m. Central

#1375RS-B $21-1 session

Money 101

Nicole Middendorf

Learn the steps to help you become

financially independent and wise about

your money. This seminar will cover

dollar cost averaging, credit and the time

value of money, retirement, estate

planning and give you some tools and

action steps to start you toward financial

independence. Nicole is a frequent guest

on local TV and radio stations, sharing

her financial knowledge.

Tuesday Apr. 16

5:00-6:30 p.m. Jefferson

#1301BS $21-1 session

Understanding Foreclosures

and Short Sales for Both

Buyers and Sellers

John Mazzara

Selling a home in a declining

marketplace can be tough. What can you

do when you owe more than your home

is worth and you can’t make your

payments, or you just need to sell? What

are the resources and laws? What are

your options? Should you do a short

sale? What impact will a foreclosure

have upon your credit? These questions

and more will be answered in this class.

Buying real estate in a marketplace

where almost half of the transactions are

classified as distressed sales means you

need to know how these property sales

are affected. There can also be appraisal

issues, title issues as well as additional

costs and that you will have to deal with.

By understanding what both buyers and

sellers are facing, you will get the whole

picture and have the understanding and

empathy for a successful real estate

transaction.

Tuesday Apr. 16

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#1376RS $21-1 session

Bankruptcy and Negotiation

with Creditors

Andrew Carlson

Serious debt does not have to result in

financial ruin. One remedy is

new!

negotiating with creditors. A

second remedy is filing for

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Both of these

remedies will be discussed and your

questions will be answered.

Tuesday May 7

7:00-8:30 p.m. Central

#1382RS $21-1 session

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How to Buy Foreclosures,

HUD and Short Sales!

Dan Rosen

Discover the advantages and

disadvantages of buying foreclosures,

HUD, and short sales. Understand the

current market so you can make a smart

investment in today’s market. Learn

about different types of financing and

available city funding. By taking this

class you will be provided with up to

date market information and you will be

able to identify the top 10 best deals out

there. $5 supply fee paid to instructor

in class.

Monday Apr. 8

6:30-8:00 p.m. Kennedy

#1398BS $21-1 session

Real Estate Investing -

How to Win with Investment

Properties, Foreclosures &

Short Sale Opportunities

John Mazzara

Many people interested in real estate

investing take courses, read books and

attend seminars. For most, the net result

is: Lack of Action - Nothing Happens!

This class will show you how to take

precise, profitable action, buying great

rental properties NOW. As a special

bonus - all attending will receive the

links to a PDF version of the book

entitled “Reality Based: Real Estate

Investing” authored by the instructor, a

$25 value! You’ll learn where the best

deals are in today’s market, how to buy

properties without changing your

lifestyle, the differences between the

various types of rentals in the

marketplace, how to come up with the

down payment for your purchase, where

to find foreclosures and other distressed

property situations, how to avoid

common rental property owner pitfalls

and ultimately retire wealthy with a

rental portfolio.

Thursday Apr. 25

7:00-9:00 p.m. Kennedy

#1322BS $21-1 session

Writing Your Own Will

Sally Mortenson

Who would raise your children if you

died? Who will be your executor?

Without a will, the laws in Minnesota

and a judge make all of the decisions.

Whether you’re married, single or

divorced, it’s important to have a will to

make sure your wishes (and not those of

the State) are carried out. Learn about

estates and wills, and prepare a complete

legal will in class. You will be provided

with all instructions, a professionally

prepared form, witnesses and a notary

public - everything necessary to

complete this important document. For

people who have an estate of less than

$700,000 (including life insurance) and

who don’t own a business. Spouses must

register separately. A class preparation

form will be mailed to you.

Monday Apr. 8

6:30-9:00 p.m. Kennedy

#1312BS-A $45-1 session

Tuesday May 7

6:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#1312RS-B $45-1 session

Estate Planning Foundations

Jason Schmit

This course will walk you through the

various types of estate planning

techniques available today and how each

affects probate or is used to avoid

probate. This course will also discuss

what a living trust is and how it is used

while retaining control of your assets.

Other areas of discussion will include

information on different types of wills,

joint bank accounts, pay-on-death and

transfer-on-death accounts, and joint

ownerships in real estate and life estates.

Instructor is a licensed MN attorney

practicing in the areas of estate

planning, real estate, and business law.

Tuesday Apr. 9

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#1330RS-A $21-1 session

Tuesday May 14

7:00-9:00 p.m. Jefferson

#1330BS-B $21-1 session

Medicare -

Everything You Need to Know

Jim Matson

Medicare is a complex issue and it

doesn’t appear our government will

simplify anything soon. Seniors pay a

much larger share of their income in outof-pocket

health costs than non-seniors

do… understanding the differences in

the plans offered can reduce your cost.

There are significant differences

between Medicare Supplement and

Medicare Advantage plans…in coverage

and cost. Part D (prescription) plans also

contribute to the confusion. Regardless

if you will soon become eligible for

Medicare or you have been a participant

for some time, this program will provide

information on enrollment, eligibility,

coverage, cost and options. Class

includes time for questions.

Tuesday Apr. 23

7:00-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#1384BS $21-1 session

Social Security - Getting the

Most Out of Your Retirement

Rolf White

During this course the instructor will

discuss the following aspects of Social

new!

Security: getting the most

out of your benefits, working

while receiving benefits, the future of

Social Security, when to begin taking

benefits, spousal and survivorship

benefits and the value of Social Security.

Tuesday Apr. 23

7:00-8:30 p.m. Central

#1360RS $21-1 session

How to Protect Yourself

from Excess Estate

and Income Taxes

Mike Lynch

Join us and you will learn how to avoid

the IRS taking a large portion of your

retirement accounts and how to structure

a multi-generation IRA. Don’t wait to

become informed! Other topics include

decisions you face at age 70 1/2,

charitable planning, and the most

efficient way to pay estate taxes.

Wednesday May 1

6:30-8:30 p.m. Central

#1381RS $21-1 session

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Tabata

YMCA Staff

Tabata is a high intensity interval

training using a variety of simple,

intense exercises. Each class will blast

calories and provide noticeable results in

a short amount of time. This class will

provide muscle tone, weight loss or

both. Bring a yoga mat.

Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 15

6:00-7:00 p.m. Southwood-Gym

#3571BS $52-6 sessions

Every Day Stretching

Techniques

Becky Pulju

Everyone needs to stretch. From tight

muscles due to lack of use or injury, we

new!

all need to stretch. Come

learn the quickest and easiest

way. Using two different techniques:

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular

Facilitation (PNF) and Active Isolated

Stretching (AIS). You will gain the

greatest range of motion faster than any

static-type stretching. Improve your

range of motion safer and easier than

any other technique. Bring a mat and a

bath towel (not too thick). Park on the

west side (back of the building), and

enter through Door E.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 1

6:00-7:00 p.m. Valley View Middle

Cafeteria

#3579BS-A

$39-5 sessions

Wednesdays May 8-June 5

6:00-7:00 p.m. Valley View Middle

Cafeteria

#3579BS-B $39-5 sessions

Five Easy Ways to Register

• Online at br.thatscommunityed.com

• In person - see registration page

inside back cover for office address

• By phone - 952-681-6132 with a

credit card

• By mail - see registration page

inside back cover for mailing address

• Fax - 952-681-6131

Let’s Hike!

Kent Barker

We are the Outdoor Health Club! Join us

for fitness walking, learning about a

healthy diet and much more. After this

first class, the Outdoor Health Club

meets Monday and Thursday evenings at

a variety of parks, parkways, and

wildlife sanctuaries to help you do your

fitness walking on one of more than 100

local trails around the Twin Cities. Then

after your walk, join us for a healthy

picnic or potluck. On weekends we

venture farther away to places like Red

Wing’s Barn Bluff, White Water State

Park and Jay Cooke State Park. We have

nearly 170 events per year. We will walk

at the first meeting so wear your

walking shoes. Learn easy tips to stay

healthier longer and have fun in the

process. Kent Barker is a scientist who,

in his early years, developed equipment

for heart and lung bypasses, he has

continued his quest for a healthier

lifestyle when he started Let’s Hike,

Outdoor Health Club 21 years ago.

Tuesday Apr. 23

7:00-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#3535BS-A $23-1 session

Wednesday May 8

7:00-8:30 p.m. Central

#3535RS-B $23-1 session

Aqua Zumba

Patricia Nobrega and Marina Leigh

Known as the Zumba “pool party”, Aqua

Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of

an invigorating workout. Splashing,

stretching, twisting, laughing and even

shouting, are often heard during a class.

Integrating the Zumba formula and

philosophy with traditional aqua fitness

disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all

together into a safe, challenging, water

based workout that’s cardioconditioning,

body toning and most of

all fun! It is not your typical aerobics

class, you will dance in the water at your

own speed. Aqua Zumba is exercise in

disguise. Registration is required for

this class (water fitness cards will not

be accepted). Park on the west side

(back of the building), and enter

through Door G.

Thursdays Apr.11-June 6

3:00-4:00 p.m. Valley View Middle-Pool

#3582BS-1 $72-9 sessions

Thursdays June 20-Aug. 8

3:00-4:00 p.m. Valley View Middle-Pool

#3582BS-2 $64-8 sessions

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Belly Dance Basics Sampler

Grace Watkins-Wright

Now you can taste test a four-week basic session that will introduce

you to the dynamic moves of Belly Dance! Choose from two different

classes designed for fitness and fun.

Veiled Visions

Learn the sweeping and graceful art of Basic Belly Dance veil technique. Improve

posture and lift the bust line while building confidence of movement. Previous Belly

new!

Dance training is helpful but not necessary for this basic level class.

Wear loose clothing and bring 3-4 yards of chiffon-like fabric,

depending on your height. Look and feel like a pro without realizing the added

fitness benefits received. Park on the west side (back of the building), and enter

through Door E.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-23

7:00-8:30 p.m. Valley View Middle-Cafeteria

#3587BS $43-4 sessions

Finger Cymbals 101

Have you ever marveled at a Belly dancer effortlessly keeping time on the finger

cymbals while dancing? Ever wished you could improve your own rhythm and

new!

timing to music? Here is a class where you can learn Basic Belly Dance

rhythms that will help you develop an ear and improve your timing.

Whether you have had previous Belly Dance training and wish to improve your

finger cymbal skills, or you have no experience you can learn to play the finger

cymbals even if you never plan to set foot on the stage. $16 for finger symbols

payable to instructor in class or students may purchase their own prior to class.

Park on the west side (back of the building), and enter through Door E.

Tuesdays May 14-June 4

7:00-8:30 p.m. Valley View Middle-Cafeteria

#3585BS $43-4 sessions

More Belly Dance Basics…

Belly Dance Basics Complete

Grace Watkins-Wright

Get in shape while learning the time honored art of Middle Eastern dance, most

commonly called Belly Dance. This basic course will give the participant hands-on

knowledge in the fundamentals of Belly Dance with the added benefit of working

core muscle groups such as pectorals, abdominals, pelvic, etc., as well as

strengthening and toning arms, thighs and calves. Belly Dance Basics is a low

impact workout suitable for all ages, 16 and older. Gain head-to-toe fitness and have

fun! Optional: Finger cymbals may be purchased in class at $16 for a set of 4, or

participant may purchase their own prior to class.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 22

7:00-8:30 p.m. Central

#3521RS $78-8 sessions

Belly Dance Basics II

Grace Watkins-Wright

A minimum of 1 year in Basic Belly Dance training is required for this progressive

level. This course builds on the basics through emphasis on more complex rhythm

and step combinations, as well as strengthening and toning smaller muscle groups.

A floor mat will be required at this level for floor exercises.

Thursdays Apr. 4-May 23

7:00-8:30 p.m. Central

#3503RS $78-8 sessions

T’ai Chi Chih - Beginner

Jackson Rains

This Beginner’s class is appropriate for

all new and returning students who want

to re-learn the basics of the T’ai Chi

Chih form. T’ai Chi Chih consists of 20

simple, repetitive, non-strenuous

movements that emphasize a soft,

flowing continuity of motion. T’ai Chi

Chih can be performed by anyone,

regardless of age or physical condition.

It is a form of moving meditation that

helps reduce stress. The substantial

benefits of its practice include improved

balance and flexibility, improved sleep,

and it can help with the control of

weight and blood pressure. Resource

books and DVD’s will be available for

purchase to supplement instruction, but

are not required. No special clothing or

equipment required. Park on the west

side (back of the building), and enter

through Door E.

Mondays Apr. 1-May 20

6:00-7:00 p.m. Valley View Middle

Cafeteria

#3547BS-A $53-8 sessions

T’ai Chi Chih - Intermediate

Jackson Rains

The intermediate class is for students

who have completed a Beginners class

and who now want to deepen their T’ai

Chi Chih practice. The first two sessions

will be a review of the movements for

those who may be a little rusty. T’ai Chi

Chih consists of 20 simple, repetitive,

non-strenuous movements that

emphasize a soft, flowing continuity of

motion. T’ai Chi Chih can be performed

by anyone, regardless of age or physical

condition. It is a form of moving

meditation that helps reduce stress. The

substantial benefits of its practice

include improved balance and flexibility,

improved sleep, and it can help with the

control of weight and blood pressure.

Resource books and DVD’s will be

available for purchase to supplement

instruction, but are not required. No

special clothing or equipment required.

Park on the west side (back of the

building), and enter through Door E.

Mondays Apr. 1-May 20

7:15-8:15 p.m. Valley View Middle

Cafeteria

#3537BS $53-8 sessions

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Beginning Yoga - Level 1

Carla Lomax

Learn the fundamentals of yoga. Yoga’s

benefits include improved recovery time,

reduced muscle stiffness and reduced

stress. Learn traditional yoga stretches,

poses and balance techniques to increase

your range of motion and improve your

flexibility and strength. Please bring a

yoga mat and towel or yoga strap to

use in class. Please wear loose,

comfortable clothing.

Mondays Apr. 1-June 10

(No class May 27)

6:15-7:15 p.m. Richfield Dual Language

School-Gym

#3505RS $80-10 sessions

Basic Yoga

Kaitlin Fuller

A gentle approach to traditional yoga

which includes the fundamentals of

stretches, alignment, postures, breathing

practices and relaxation. A regular yoga

practice helps to release stress, increase

flexibility, calms the mind and builds a

stronger body. No prior knowledge of

yoga is required. Wear comfortable

clothes and bring a yoga mat.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 22

6:00-7:00 p.m. Hillcrest Center-Gym

#3518BS-B $74-8 sessions

Yoga - Beyond Basics

Kaitlin Fuller

This class will include traditional yoga

postures, breathing and techniques for

those who have taken a basic yoga class

for six months. It will also cover new

postures, breathing exercises (including

neti pot), sequences and variation on

postures. Wear comfortable clothes

and bring a yoga mat and strap,

available at Target or Wal-Mart.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 22

7:15-8:15 p.m. Hillcrest Center-Gym

#3520BS $74-8 sessions

Kettlebells - For Beginners

YMCA Staff

This class will get you in shape or help

you stay in shape: a total transformation

workout that will tone, sculpt, and

change your body. The intent of a

kettlebell is to increase strength,

endurance, and agility while charging

the cardiovascular and muscular systems

by doing dynamic, functional

movements. Each participant will need

to bring their own kettlebell, which

can be purchased in stores such as

Target, Sportmart or Dick’s Sporting

Goods. Kettlebells range from $25-$40

each. It is recommended that

participants start out with a kettlebell

between 5-15 lbs. Park on the west

side of the school off of 3 rd Avenue and

enter Door N.

Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 15

6:00-7:00 p.m. Valley View Elem-Gym

#3528BS $52-6 sessions

Self-Defense for Mothers,

Daughters & Others

Mary Brandl

Learn how you can use distance, body

language, tone of voice, and more to

avert a potential attack. You will receive

vital information and practice with

down-to-earth physical self-defense

techniques, useful even if you have

limited physical skill or ability. Don’t

miss this very important class.

Participants under 16 must be

accompanied by a registered adult. Mary

Brandl is a Fourth Degree Black Belt

and instructor with the U of MN PE

Department and works with numerous

crime victims groups. Wear loose,

comfortable clothing and footwear.

Tuesday June 11

6:00-9:00 p.m. Jefferson

#3514BS $38/person-1 session

REGISTER EARLY

Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Although registrations are

accepted up to and including the day of class (for most classes), the decision to

run or cancel a class is made a week in advance, so register early! This could

ensure your spot in a class that may fill up quickly or prevent your class from

being canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Zumba

Leah Goldberg

It’s here! An exciting new workout that’s

swept the nation! This dance fitness

class fuses Latin rhythms with easy to

follow moves and fun music! It is a

dynamic total body cardio workout

burning an average of 600 calories/hour.

Come join the party! Try something new

and join Zumba! Bring a water bottle

and clean shoes with low traction to

class.

Mondays Apr. 1-June 10

(No class May 13 & 27)

7:15-8:15 p.m. Oak Grove Elem-Gym

#3529BS-A $77-9 sessions

Thursdays Apr. 4-June 13

(No class May 23)

7:15-8:15 p.m. Oak Grove Elem-Gym

#3529BS-B $86-10 sessions

Zumba Gold

Leah Goldberg

This class is designed for the active

older adult or beginners to fitness. A

modified version of the regular Zumba

class, we will cover the basic rhythms,

but at a less intensive pace. Improve

your cardio, strength, flexibility,

balance, posture and so much more.

Bring a water bottle and clean shoes

with low traction to class.

Mondays Apr. 1-June 10

(No class May 13 & 27)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Oak Grove Elem-Gym

#3567BS-A $77-9 sessions

Thursdays Apr. 4-June 13

(No class May 23)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Oak Grove Elem-Gym

#3567BS-B $86-10 sessions

Punch Cards Available:

A punch card provides you the

flexibility to attend Leah’s classes of

your choice – 5 sessions for $50!

You get to choose what sessions you

attend. Card will expire on June 13.

Cards may be purchased by phone at

952-681-6132, in person or by mail

at 2575 West 88 th Street in

Bloomington and 7145 Harriet

Avenue South in Richfield. Cards

will not be available for purchase

at class and are only available for

use with Leah Goldberg’s classes.

#3598BS $50-5 sessions

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Zumba Basic

Sara Olsonoski

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Basic is a combined targeted bodysculpting

exercise and high-energy cardio with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create

a caloric-torching, strength-training dance fitness party! Zumba is the perfect way

for you to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast! Bring a water

bottle, towel and clean shoes with low traction to class.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-June 12

6:30-7:30 p.m. Richfield High School-Cafeteria

#3573RS-A $88-11 sessions

Wednesdays June 19-Aug. 14

(No class July 3)

6:30-7:30 p.m. Central-Gym

#3573RS-B $64-8 sessions

Zumba

Denise Thompson

Join the dance fitness class everyone is talking about! Zumba is easy to follow,

effective calorie burning, and Fun! This class features all Zumba rhythms,

merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, belly dance, cha-cha, samba, hip-hop, swing,

calypso and more. Bring a water bottle and clean shoes with low traction. Enter

Door C.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-June 11

(No class May 14 & 28)

7:15-8:15 p.m. Oak Grove Middle-Lunchroom

#3594BS $77-9 sessions

Zumba Gold

Denise Thompson

This class is designed for active older adults or beginners to fitness. We will cover

the basic rhythms, but at a less intensive pace. Improve your cardio, strength,

flexibility, balance, posture and so much more. Bring a water bottle and clean

shoes with low traction to class. Enter Door C.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-June 11

(No class May 14 & 28)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Oak Grove Middle-Lunchroom

#3569BS $77-9 sessions

Punch Cards Available:

A punch card provides you the flexibility to attend Denise’s classes of your

choice – 5 sessions for $50! You get to choose what sessions you attend. Card

will expire on June 11th. Cards may be purchased by phone at 952-681-6132, in

person or by mail at 2575 West 88 th Street in Bloomington and 7145 Harriet

Avenue South in Richfield. Cards will not be available for purchase at class

and are only available for use with Denise Thompson’s classes.

#3570BS $50-5 sessions

Volleyball - Level I

Bruce & Linda Rasche

This co-ed session is for the player that

possesses knowledge of the rules and

fair ball handling abilities. Graduating

players, demonstrating to the facilitators

good ball-handling, may be placed into

the “Level II” program. For safety

reasons, the facilitators reserve the right

to refuse play. Participants must be 18

years or older. Some walk-ins welcome

if space available. Park on the west

side (back of the building), and enter

through Door G.

Mondays Apr. 1-May 20

7:00-9:30 p.m. Valley View Middle-Gym A/B

#3523BS $22-8 sessions ($3 walk-in)

Volleyball - Level II

Bruce & Linda Rasche

This co-ed session is offered to the

player that demonstrates to the

facilitator’s good ball handling ability

and knowledge of the rules. This session

may also include graduated “Level I”

players. For safety reasons, the

facilitators reserve the right to place

participants in “Level I”, “Level II”, or

“Level III”. Participants must be 18

years or older. Some walk-ins welcome

if space available. Park on the west

side (back of the building), and enter

through Door G.

Fridays Apr. 5-May 24

7:00-9:30 p.m. Valley View Middle-Gym A/B

#3524BS $30-8 sessions ($4 walk-in)

Volleyball - Level III

Bruce & Linda Rasche

This co-ed session is offered to the more

competitive player who demonstrates to

the facilitator’s knowledge of the rules

and better ball handling ability. This

session may also include graduated

“Level II” players. For safety reasons,

the facilitator’s reserves the right to

place participants in “Level I”, “Level

II”, or “Level III”. Participants must be

18 years or older. Some walk-ins

welcome if space available. Park on the

west side (back of the building), and

enter through Door G.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 22

7:00-9:30 p.m. Valley View Middle-Gym A/B

#3522BS $30-8 sessions ($4 walk-in)

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Fitness Collaboration - Jefferson Activity Center

Community Education and the

Activity Centers are collaborating to

offer you more fitness classes!!

Classes are held at the Jefferson

Activity Center. Park in the west

parking lot and enter the Activity

Center entrance.

Spring Boot Camp 2013

Emily Peterson

Designed for all levels, this class will

focus strictly on muscle strength and

toning exercises along with bouts of

cardio to get you ready for the summer

months! Get ready to burn those calories

while gaining strength and endurance.

Core exercises and stretching will be

included. Bring a resistance band with

handles and an exercise mat to class.

Resistance bands will be available for

purchase in class.

Wednesdays Apr. 10-May 15

5:30-6:30 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3589BS $50-6 sessions

Yoga - Beginning - Level 1

Alicia Schaeffer

A fluid and guided practice thru yoga

foundations. You will build balance and

restore confidence, strengthen your core

and reduce mental and physical stress.

Wear comfortable clothes that allows

you to move, yoga mats required, and

straps and blocks recommended.

Thursdays Apr. 4-June 6

6:00-7:00 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3550BS-A $79-10 sessions

Thursdays Apr. 4-June 6

7:15-8:15 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3550BS-B $79-10 sessions

Wednesdays June 19-Aug. 21

6:00-7:00 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3550BS-C $79-10 sessions

Basic Yoga

Kaitlin Fuller

A gentle approach to traditional yoga

which includes the fundamentals of

stretches, alignment, postures, breathing

practices and relaxation. A regular yoga

practice helps to release stress, increase

flexibility, calms the mind and builds a

stronger body. No prior knowledge of

yoga is required. Wear comfortable

clothes and bring a yoga mat.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-May 21

2:30-3:30 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3518BS-A $74-8 sessions

Saturdays Apr. 6-May 25

9:15-10:15 a.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3518BS-C $74-8 sessions

Zumba - Basics 1

Tawny Homesley

Zumba is a dance fitness class that

incorporates Latin and International

music and dance movements which

create a dynamic, exciting and effective

fitness system! Basics 1 features four

different rhythms, including merengue,

salsa, cumbia, and reggaeton. Come join

the party! Please bring water, a towel,

and clean shoes with low traction.

Saturdays Apr. 6-June 8

(No class Apr. 27)

10:30-11:30 a.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3513BS-A $77-9 sessions

Mondays Apr. 8-June 10

(No class May 27)

7:00-8:00 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3513BS-B $77-9 sessions

Tuesdays Apr. 9-June 11

5:45-6:45 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3513BS-C $86-10 sessions

Tuesdays June 18-Aug. 27

(No class July 2)

5:45-6:45 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3513BS-D $86-10 sessions

Thursdays June 20-Aug. 29

(No class July 4 & Aug. 15)

5:45-6:45 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3513BS-E $77-9 sessions

Zumba Gold

Tawny Homesley

Zumba is a dance fitness class that

incorporates Latin and International

music with dance movements to create a

dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness

system. Gold classes are designed for

the active older adult population, and

those who are true beginners to fitness

classes. Come join the party! Please

bring water, a towel, and clean shoes

with low traction.

Mondays Apr. 8-June 10

(No class May 27)

5:45-6:45 p.m. Jefferson Activity Center

Dance Studio

#3538BS $77-9 sessions

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Fitness Collaboration - Kennedy Activity Center

Community Education and the

Activity Centers are collaborating to

offer you more fitness classes!!

Classes are held at the Kennedy

Activity Center. Park in the east

parking lot and enter the Activity

Center entrance, unless otherwise

noted.

Badminton

Minnesota Vietnamese Badminton Club

Participation in this course provides the opportunity to develop and improve your

badminton skills while enjoying recreational exercise and friendly competition in a

relaxed and comfortable setting. Matches are arranged in a rotational doubles format

allowing for maximum participation. Participants should bring their own

racquets and shuttlecocks. Walk-ins are welcome; the fee is $5 at the door.

Wed. & Sun. Apr. 3-June 12

6:30-9:30 p.m. Kennedy Activity Center-Court 2

#3580BS $56-21 sessions

Women’s Weight Training -

For Beginners

Gretchen Vavrosky

Learn to set the training center up as

your personal gym. Lift your confidence

one weight at a time. You will learn

numerous exercises for each muscle

group. This will keep you moving and in

command of your training time.

Mondays Apr. 1-May 6

7:15-8:15 p.m. Kennedy Activity Center

Weight Room

#3554BS $51-6 sessions

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Gretchen Vavrosky

Be one of the first to experience this

multi-disciplined workout. R =

new!

Resistance - improve muscle

endurance, tones and defines

biceps, triceps, and shoulders. I =

Intervals - vary intensities and activities,

taking cardiovascular fitness to a

different level. P = Power - target chest,

back, glutes and legs to promote

maximum calorie and fat burn. P =

Plyometrics - quickness, agility and

explosiveness. E = Endurance - utilize

mixed martial arts training to challenge

aerobic limits. D = Diet - diet

improvement for your health. Bring

work out shoes, mat, water, hand

weights (light to moderate, 2.5 - 15

lbs), and/or an exercise band. Enter

the main front door of Kennedy High

School located on the Nicollet Avenue

side of the building, class is held in the

Performing Arts Wing.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 8

7:15-8:15 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3508BS-A

$51-6 sessions

Wednesdays May 15-June 19

7:15-8:15 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3508BS-B $51-6 sessions

Balletone

Gretchen Vavrosky

Balletone develops core strength,

muscular endurance, dynamic balance

and flexibility without the use of

equipment or props. Proper posture,

body alignment, balance, joint stability,

muscular strength, flexibility and

personal well-being are promoted in a

non-intimidating fashion leaving

participants feeling successful. Bring a

water bottle and a mat. Enter the

main front door of Kennedy High

School located on the Nicollet Avenue

side of the building, class is held in the

Performing Arts Wing.

Mondays Apr. 1-May 6

6:00-7:00 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3540BS-A $51-6 sessions

Mondays May 13-June 17

(No class May 27)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3540BS-B $42-5 sessions

Strength Boot Camp

Gretchen Vavrosky

Total body strength workout. Whether

your fitness level is at a novice or

advanced stage, you will benefit from

this class. Have fun while toning those

muscles. Bring a mat, 5-10 lb. hand

weights, exercise band and water. Enter

the main front door of Kennedy High

School located on the Nicollet Avenue

side of the building, class is held in the

Performing Arts Wing.

Mondays May 13-June 17

(No class May 27)

7:15-8:15 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3597BS $42-5 sessions

Zumba Gold

Gretchen Vavrosky

One of the latest fitness crazes. This

Zumba Gold class uses some of the

original Zumba class music, but takes it

down a notch. One can still burn 600+

calories in a lower impact version of

Zumba. This class is fun, exhilarating

and is great for the mind, body and soul.

Enter the main front door of Kennedy

High School located on the Nicollet

Avenue side of the building, class is

held in the Performing Arts Wing.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 8

6:00-7:00 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3541BS-A $51-6 sessions

Wednesdays May 15-June 19

6:00-7:00 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3541BS-B $51-6 sessions

Yoga

Andrea Kennedy

This yoga class is for beginner to

intermediate participants. You will be

guided through a vinyasa style practice

working with the physical body and

breath. Modifications will be offered for

various abilities. Explore the numerous

mind and body benefits while improving

your quality of life. Wear comfortable

clothes and bring a yoga mat. Enter

the main front door of Kennedy High

School located on the Nicollet Avenue

side of the building, class is held in the

Performing Arts Wing.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-June 4

7:00-8:00 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3583BS-A $86-10 sessions

Thursdays Apr. 4-June 6

3:15-4:15 p.m. Kennedy

Orchestra/Dance Room

#3583BS-B $86-10 sessions

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These programs are co-sponsored by the City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreation Division and

ISD #271/280 Community Education.

50+ Fitness

Gretchen Vavrosky

Are you over 50? Feel like you should exercise, but don’t

know where to start? Want to rev up your metabolism to burn

more calories? Get more energy? Feel better about yourself?

Relieve stress? If so, 50+ Fitness is just for you! Bring a mat,

hand weights, elastic bands, a water bottle, and a smile!

Mon., Wed., Fri. Apr. 1-May 3

9:00-10:00 a.m. Nat’l Guard Armory, 3000 West 98 th Street

#3593BS-A $49-15 sessions

Mon., Wed., Fri. May 13-June 17

(No class May 27)

9:00-10:00 a.m. Nat’l Guard Armory, 3000 West 98 th Street

#3593BS-B $49-15 sessions

Mon., Wed., Fri. July 1-Aug. 2

9:00-10:00 a.m. Bloomington Ice Gardens, 3600 West 98 th Street

#3593BS-C $49-15 sessions

Mon., Wed., Fri. Aug. 12-Sept. 16

(No class Sept. 2)

9:00-10:00 a.m. Bloomington Ice Gardens, 3600 West 98 th Street

#3593BS-D $49-15 sessions

T’ai Chi Chih - Beginner

Jackson Rains

This Beginner’s class is appropriate for all new and returning

students who want to re-learn the basics of the T’ai Chi Chih

form. T’ai Chi Chih consists of 20 simple, repetitive, nonstrenuous

movements that emphasize a soft, flowing

continuity of motion. T’ai Chi Chih can be performed by

anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. It is a form

of moving meditation that helps reduce stress. The

substantial benefits of its practice include improved balance

and flexibility, improved sleep, and it can help with the

control of weight and blood pressure. Resource books and

DVD’s will be available for purchase to supplement

instruction, but are not required. No special clothing or

equipment required.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-May 21

2:00-3:00 p.m. Nat’l Guard Armory, 3000 W. 98 th Street

#3547BS-B $53-8 sessions

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“NOT ME!” -

Safety & Self Defense

Training For Women

Al Horner

1 in 5 women will be assaulted in their

lifetime – you don’t need to be one! Our

new!

unique training focuses on

fact, prevention,

empowerment and the commitment of

four key defense moves to muscle

memory. Unfortunately, we’ve heard

from people who have been through our

training and were then assaulted.

Fortunately, they used what they learned

and said “It worked! That 3 hours of

training saved my life.” Make sure that

you or family members are not a victim

at home, the shopping center or on

vacation - these simple techniques work!

Leave feeling empowered and prepared.

Dress in comfortable clothing. Class

will accept females ages 13 and over.

Waiver will be mailed one week prior

to the start of class, please bring

waiver with you the night of class.

Thursday May 30

6:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#4559RS $75-1 session

Healthy Habits -

Wellness Made Simple

Justin Gronholz

Learn easy steps that you can

incorporate into your daily life to lose

new!

weight and become

healthier! This two-part

course includes tips and tricks to

improve what you eat, how to stay

active, and the power of positive

thinking. Helpful handouts and answers

to your questions from a health

professional!

Mondays Apr. 8 & 15

6:30-8:00 p.m. Jefferson

#4526BS-A $21-2 sessions

Mondays June 3 & 10

6:30-8:00 p.m. Central

#4526RS-B $21-2 sessions

Going Gluten-Free

the Healthy Way

Nutritional Weight and Wellness Staff

Do you suffer from muscle pain, gas,

bloating, or eczema? Could your

new!

breakfast be the cause of

your digestive problems or

your dinner be causing your restless

nights? Gluten may be the culprit.

Understand the body signs of a gluten

sensitivity, learn where gluten comes

from and how reading labels is a key

part of avoiding gluten, discover how

easy eating gluten-free can be. You will

leave with a multitude of meal ideas and

recipes.

Tuesday Apr. 23

6:00-8:00 p.m. Kennedy

#4527BS $36-1 session

Foods to Reduce

Pain and Inflammation

Nutritional Weight & Wellness Staff

Do you have stiff joints, achy muscles

and inflammation? Your food choices

affect pain and inflammation levels more

than you realize. Learn the importance

of balancing blood sugar to manage

inflammation. Understand why

processed carbohydrates increase pain

and inflammation and discuss how to

replace processed foods with real foods.

Discover the role of therapeutic Omega

3 fats and key minerals, such as

magnesium.

Tuesday May 21

2:00-4:00 p.m. Central

#4592RS $36-1 session

Gut Reaction -

Restore Digestive Health

Through Nutrition

Nutritional Weight & Wellness Staff

Do you suffer from heartburn, gas,

bloating, indigestion, constipation or

diarrhea — or do you have an

autoimmune disorder, sugar or bread

cravings or depression? These are all

indications of digestive problems. You

may be surprised that the cereal or bagel

that you eat for breakfast causes

heartburn all day and that a big glass of

milk gives you gas and diarrhea. Learn

how the right foods and selected

supplements can restore intestinal

health. After this class, you may not

need those digestive products advertised

on TV.

Tuesday May 14

7:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#4534RS $36-1 session

Quiet Mind

Ellen Stinger

Take an enjoyable mini-vacation!

Meditation will give you greater peace,

lower stress, improved focus and a

happier life. In this class, you will start

meditating right away, with easy, failureproof

instruction. You will receive the

benefits of peacefulness and tranquility

you’ve always wanted. Why wait?

Change your mind and change your life.

Thursday May 2

7:15-8:45 p.m. Central

#4520RS $25-1 session

Richfield Public Schools 6th Annual Community Wellness Expo

“Go Lean, Go Green”

Saturday, April 13 • 9:00 to Noon

Richfield High School • 7001 Harriet Avenue South

Event Highlights include:

One Mile Fitness Walk/Run starting at 9:00 a.m. –

Join Dr. Bob and Richfield Boys and Girls Track teams!

Interactive Vendors starting at 9:00 a.m. to help you

and your community “Go Lean, Go Green”

Richfield Schools Choir Performances and Project Displays

Kid Zone with fun activities including an Inflatable Jumper!

Vendor Bingo to enter in a prize drawing!

Event is FREE so bring your family and friends!

For more info call 612-243-3001

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AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATION

Pediatric & Child CPR with AED Certification

Beth Tietz

Participants learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing

emergencies in infants and children under the age of 12. Along with CPR, topics

include first aid for choking, using a breathing barrier and disposable gloves, and

reducing the risk of injury. You will learn through discussion, lecture, movies,

textbook and hands-on practice. Quarterly online refreshers are now available and

convenient email reminders when your recertification is due. Certification

received: Pediatric & Child CPR/AED - recognized as valid for two years.

Saturday Apr. 13

8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Valley View Middle-Room B112

#4502BS-A $69-1 session

Park on the west side (back of the building) and enter through Door E.

Mon. & Wed. June 10 & 12

5:30-8:30 p.m. Central

#4502RS-B $69-2 sessions

Adult CPR with

AED Certification

Beth Tietz

Learn how to perform CPR

and care for breathing and

cardiac emergencies in

adults, or those 12 years and

older. Participants learn how

to use automatic external

defibrillators. Along with

CPR, topics include first aid

for choking, using a

breathing barrier and

disposable gloves, and

reducing the risk of injury.

Free digital materials available online, quarterly online refreshers are now available,

including convenient email reminders when your recertification is due. Certification

received: Adult CPR/AED - recognized as valid for two years.

Monday Apr. 22

5:00-9:00 p.m. CE Campus-Room 203

#4555BS-A $69-1 session

Park on north side of building, enter door #11

Monday June 3

5:30-9:30 p.m. Central

#4555RS-B $69-1 session

First Aid

Beth Tietz

Participants will learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies,

such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and

heat and cold emergencies. You will learn through discussion, lecture, movies,

textbook, and hands-on practice. Quarterly online refreshers are now available and

convenient email reminders when your certification is due. Certification received:

First Aid - recognized as valid for 2 years.

Monday May 20

5:00-9:00 p.m. Central

#4553RS $69-1 session

new!

Fast Fixes for

Beating Belly Bloat

Janice Novak

Have you ever found that in the morning

your pants fit just fine but by midafternoon

the waistband is

squeezing you like a

tourniquet? Or, that no matter how many

crunches or ab exercises you do, some

days your belly will hang out like you’re

5 months pregnant? In this workshop,

you will learn the causes of belly bloat

as well as concrete solutions and fast

fixes to rid you of it once and for all.

Tuesday Apr. 16

6:00-7:30 p.m. Jefferson

#4528BS $35-1 session

Acupressure Face Lift

and Skin Savvy

Janice Novak

Stimulating facial acupressure points

can naturally erase years from your face.

new!

Acupressure can bring a

healthy glow to your skin,

increase muscle tone, decrease puffiness

and eye bags, reduce lines and prevent

new lines from forming. It can decrease

headaches, relieve eye strain, sooth

nerves and increase relaxation. In this

workshop, you will learn a series of

facial pressure points to address all of

the above. Learn the two most powerful

antioxidants discovered to date for skin

health and how a Skin Care Cocktail can

make your skin as healthy as possible

from the inside out.

Wednesday May 8

6:00-7:30 p.m. Jefferson

#4530BS $35-1 session

Motivation Station

Jane Gallagher

Spring and summer will be arriving

soon! You can accomplish all you want!

Empower yourself by taking this class

and zoning in on what really motivates

you by answering questions and

performing a simple relaxation exercise.

You will feel like you can get whatever

you want done! Bring a yoga mat with

a pillow.

Thursday Apr. 4

6:00-8:00 p.m. Jefferson

#4531BS $22-1 session

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Guided Visualization

Jane Gallagher

Help unwind after your work day.

Embark on a magical journey with the

power of your mind! With guided

visualization you can relax, use your

imagination and discover an inner world

of fascination. This class will help you

connect further into your minds abilities

and relax your body after a long day.

Join the fun! Bring a yoga mat with a

pillow.

Wednesdays May 15 & 22

6:00-7:00 p.m. Central

#4516RS $22-2 sessions

Get Rid of Bad Habits!

Jane Gallagher

Get rid of your bad habits! We will work

on 3 minor habits, one per session. By

answering questions and using

visualization and relaxation techniques

you will overcome your bad habits.

Tuesdays Apr. 9-23

6:00-7:00 p.m. Jefferson

#4597BS $32-3 sessions

Happiness

Jane Gallagher

Happiness is vital for good health. This

is a short class on how to find what

makes you as an individual happy. We

do this by answering questions and

using a simple relaxation technique. The

results are personalized just for you.

Bring a yoga mat with a pillow.

Wednesday June 5

5:30-7:30 p.m. Central

#4540RS $22-1 session

Weight Loss Challenge

Rachel O’Brien & Barbara May

GET FIT … and “FIT” into your

swimsuit this summer! Learn valuable

habits to drop that excess weight. Fun,

support, cash prizes and personalized

coaching makes this more than just a

class. This course is facilitated by

Herbalife distributors with 30+ years of

experience. Herbalife participation and

products are not required for this course,

however products will be available for

purchase after class. $35 fee paid to

instructor in class to cover cash prizes

given out to the three biggest losers of

weight loss by percentage.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-June 11

6:30-7:30 p.m. Jefferson

#4562BS $26-11 sessions

Allergy Season -

Natural Solutions

Dr. Kaye Otter

Allergy Season - Natural Solutions for

sneezing, itchy watery eyes, runny nose,

congestion, cough, headache – learn

about safe non-drowsy drug free relief!

Understand the role of inflammation and

how to de-stress your immune system.

Take home information on what you can

do to gain relief.

Wednesday May 1

7:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#4518RS $21-1 session

Massage and Self-Massage

Dr. Kaye Otter

Learn to reduce stress with your

fingertips! Experience how to use

new!

massage for relaxation and

pain relief. Leave feeling

good! No previous experience with

massage necessary. No partner required.

Bring a mat or blanket and wear loose

clothing and socks.

Wednesday June 5

7:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#4512RS $21-1 session

Fibromyalgia - Natural

Solutions For a

Misunderstood Condition

Dr. Kaye Otter

MUSCLE PAIN? STIFF and SORE?

FATIGUED? BRAIN FOG? Take home

information on drug-free relief for the

fatigue, pain, sleep problems and

depression. Learn why periods of rest

make it worse and what you can do

about it. Using her 31 years of

experience, Dr. Otter provides help to

those suffering from this painful

condition.

Wednesday Apr. 3

7:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#4545RS-A $21-1 session

Wednesday Apr. 24

7:30-9:00 p.m. Kennedy

#4545BS-B 21-1 session

Secrets of

Weight Loss That Last

Dr. Kaye Otter

If you find it harder to lose weight and

easier to gain weight this class is for

you! Learn the signs of metabolism shift

and what you can do to achieve healthy

weight loss that lasts. Dr. Kaye Otter,

Chiropractor and American Board of

Clinical Nutrition Diplomat, will coach

you on balanced nutrition and good food

choices, fiber, exercise and how to

handle food cravings, stress and fatigue.

Each person will receive a free

metabolism shift assessment and a

weight loss program.

Wednesday Apr. 17

7:30-9:00 p.m. Kennedy

#4508BS $21-1 session

Pain Relief With Your Finger

Tips! Trigger Point Massage

Dr. Kaye Otter

Learn the hidden causes of muscle pain

and discover the secrets of trigger point

massage. This simple technique can

relieve headache and pain in your neck,

back, wrist, forearm, leg, knee or ankle.

Class includes individual instruction and

supervised practice of trigger point

massage by Dr. Kaye Otter. Wear

comfortable clothing. Trigger point tools

will be available for use and/or purchase

(purchase is not required).

Wednesday Apr. 10

7:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#4525RS-A $21-1 session

Wednesday May 22

7:30-9:00 p.m. Kennedy

#4525BS-B $21-1 session

For Your

Registration Convenience:

Register online:

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Geocaching - A Global

High-Tech Treasure Hunt

Justin Gronholz

Learn all about this new outdoor activity

that will excite you by finding hidden

new!

“treasure”, bring you to

places in the Twin Cities you

never knew existed all the while being

outdoors and getting great exercise. This

introductory course will teach you all

the basics to get out there and find your

first geocach. If interested, during the

last half hour of class you will have the

opportunity to find a geocach in the

neighborhood. Wear comfortable shoes

for walking. If you have a Smartphone

or GPS - bring it along.

Thursday May 2

7:00-8:30 p.m. Central

#5566RS-A $21-1 session

Thursday June 6

7:00-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#5566BS-B $21-1 session

How to Fish Twin Cities Lakes

Sybil Smith

Join Sybil Smith, author of the recently

updated Twin Cities Fishing Guide,

Brainerd-Mille Lacs Fishing Guide and

Twin Cities Shore Fishing Maps, for an

informational packed evening. Learn

how to: select the best lake in all

seasons, use three magic words to

consistently catch fish, choose the best

lures and techniques for each species,

make a slip-bobber rig, jig worm and a

weedless plastic worm to take home. $2

supply fee paid to instructor in class.

Tuesday May 7

6:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#5584RS-A $23-1 session

Thursday May 16

6:30-9:00 p.m. Kennedy

#5584BS-B $23-1 session

Recreational Sailing

Instruction for Beginners

Harry Mott

Learn the basic techniques of sailing. In

this class you will learn how to tack, and

learn the points of sail, i.e., close reach,

beam reach, etc. Learn about running,

standing and rigging. Learn correct

nautical terms for different parts of the

boat, how to tie knots, anchor, and foot

safety. Life jacket provided. Class

includes two-hours of classroom plus

one full day of sailing/instruction on

Lake Pepin on a 28’ or 35’ sailboat.

Sailing date will be determined in class.

$17 fee for The Complete Sailor

textbook paid to instructor in class.

Thursday June 6

6:30-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#5516BS $120-1 session

Photography - Level 1

Forrest Pearson

Learn tips and tricks to take better

photographs. Learn the basic technology

that all cameras use and helpful

information on exposure and lighting.

Also explore strategies for taking

excellent photos in all types of

situations. Class includes lectures,

critiques, discussions and assignments.

This class is designed for digital SLR

camera users and NOT for those with

a point and shoot camera. You are

welcome to bring your camera to

class.

Mondays Apr. 1-22

6:30-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#5562BS $79-4 sessions

Got Scents? Exploring the

World of Fragrance

Shahir Ahmed

Explore the benefits, application and

characteristics of fragrance body oils

directly from aromatherapy ingredients.

This class will introduce traditional and

contemporary aromas while students

learn how to create their very own

fragrance. $20 supply fee paid to

instructor in class for 3-5 different

ingredients for your own fragrance.

Additional products will be available for

purchase.

Wednesday Apr. 17

6:00-8:00 p.m. Jefferson

#5515BS $21-1 session

Kindergarten Puppy Training

Sherry Knez

Having problems with your new puppy?

Even if your puppy is a little angel, this

is a good class for early socialization.

This class is intended to teach puppies

good manners. You will be taught a

gentle approach to teach your pup (9 to

16 weeks old by the first week of class)

basic obedience commands as well as

good home behavior. Bring your puppy

on a leash and buckle collar (no flexi

leads please), a recent shot certificate is

required the first night. Handlers must

be 16 years or older. This class is limited

to 8 puppies. Sherry Knez is a member

of NADOI. Please bring treats each

week for your dog.

Thursdays Apr. 4-May 9

6:30-7:30 p.m. Central-Gym

#5507RS $52-6 sessions

Basic Dog Obedience

Sherry Knez

Are you having behavior problems with

your dog? It doesn’t have to be that way.

This class specializes in home behavior

problems as well as all basic obedience

training including teaching your dog to

heel, sit, lie down and come when

called. For dogs over four months old.

Well-behaved dogs are also welcome. A

recent shot certificate is required the

first night, but please leave your dog

at home. Bring your dog to the second

night of class on a leash. Training

equipment and terms will be explained

the first night. Handlers must be 16

years or older. Sherry Knez is a member

of NADOI. Please bring treats each

week for your dog.

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 22

6:30-7:30 p.m. Central-Gym

#5509RS-A $62-8 sessions

Wednesdays Apr. 3-May 22

8:00-9:00 p.m. Central-Gym

#5509RS-B $62-8 sessions

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Intermediate and Advanced

Dog Obedience

Sherry Knez

Have you and your dog made it through

Basic Dog Obedience? If so, it’s time to

have some FUN with the skills you have

learned! Off lead work is stressed but all

dogs work at their own pace. Retrieving

and jumping are introduced. Goals of

this course are to prepare the dog and

handler for more advanced work and to

polish all of the basic commands and

introduce Canine Good Citizen training.

Dogs will need a 6-foot lead-leather or

web and a collar. You have the hard

work behind you- now it’s time for you

to have some fun with your dog.

Advanced dogs should be able to work

off lead and do a 1-minute sit stay and 3-

minute down. More with the jumps and

various other equipment will be done

with the advanced dogs. A recent shot

certificate is required the first night.

Handlers must be 16 years or older.

Sherry Knez is a member of NADOI .

Please bring treats each week for your

dog.

Thursdays Apr. 4-May 23

8:00-9:00 p.m. Central-Gym

#5544RS $62-8 sessions

Aging In Place for

Caregivers and Family

Jack Mateffy and Dale Mateffy

Most homes built prior to 2000 are not

well suited to the lifestyles of our aging

new!

loved ones. Class

participants will measure the

appropriateness of any home for aging.

The assessment provides a room-byroom

analysis, looking for areas that can

be safety or comfort problems for

seniors. Applying the ideas learned in

this class, participants can save

thousands of dollars while keeping their

loved ones in their homes safer and

longer. Come to this Aging In Place for

Caregivers and Family workshop and

learn how to help your parents stay in

their home as long as possible!

Thursday Apr. 11

6:30-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#5062BS-A $21-1 session

Tuesday May 21

6:30-8:30 p.m. Central

#5062RS-B $21-1 session

Four-Season Container

Gardening

Linda Ganje

Learn how to create beautiful and

unusual container gardens for all four

seasons. We’ll discuss choosing plants

and containers, soils, design ideas, and

how to put it all together. Learn how to

properly maintain your containers to

keep them looking their best. The

instructor is a Master Gardener.

Thursday May 16

7:00-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#5066BS $20-1 session

Perennial Gardening

Linda Ganje

Learn how to grow and maintain a

beautiful perennial garden! We will

discuss what plants grow well in our

climate in both sun and shade, how to

prepare the soil, plant division and

propagation, and how to keep the deer

from eating it all. The class is taught

by a Master Gardener.

Thursday May 2

7:00-9:00 p.m. Jefferson

#5031BS $20-1 session

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How Healthy Is Your Home?

Don Schnack

As your house ages, your health may be

at risk! Become aware of issues in your

home that you may never have thought

would affect your health. Learn “How

To” methods for getting rid of unwanted

moisture, mold and fungi. You will

breathe easier knowing you have a

healthier home.

Thursday Apr. 11

6:30-9:00 p.m. Jefferson

#5001BS-A $28-1 session

Thursday May 9

6:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#5001RS-B $28-1 session

Money Savers -

Home Cleaning Products

Designed 4 Imagination Staff

Have you heard about this? Save money

while you save the environment…by

new!

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making your own home

cleaning products. We’ll

introduce you to the products and you’ll

get to take the “recipe” home (in a fun

way) too. Six household products

including a miracle cleaner and soap

will be made. Dress for the mess! All

materials will be supplied.

Tuesday May 14

7:00-8:30 p.m. Central

#5065RS $40-1 session

Boomers -

Time to Downsize?

Louise Kurzeka

Everyday 10,000 Baby Boomers reach

traditional retirement age. With that

new!

milestone, often comes the

decision that it’s time to

downsize. Are you facing the task of

sorting through your life’s accumulation

of stuff? Join us and learn how to

manage this challenging process

effectively. Hear strategies for

decluttering and ideas/resources for

distributing possessions whether to

family, friends, reselling or more. Leave

with everything you need to get started

including a plan of action to guide your

efforts.

Tuesday Apr. 30

6:30-9:00 p.m. Central

#5063RS $39-1 session

Spring/Summer 2013

Living Organized

Louise Kurzeka

Living organized is a matter of using the

right tools with the right process. Learn

practical and simple techniques to

manage the stuff of your life using

proven organizing guidelines and

strategies. Lots of examples for

sustainable everyday solutions will be

covered plus you’ll leave knowing habits

to keep the clutter away for life! Join

Louise Kurzeka, co-founder of

Everything’s Together, nationally

recognized organizing expert and

frequent guest on local television and

radio shows.

Thursday Apr. 11

6:30-9:00 p.m. Jefferson

#5056BS $39-1 session

Windows and Siding

Frank Wattunen

Your instructor, co-owner of North

Central Builders, with over 35 years of

experience will help you understand the

options, terminology, types, general cost

comparisons, proper installations and

warranties. Vinyl, steel, fiber cement,

composites and more will be discussed.

Choose the right option for your home.

Samples will be provided. Don’t miss

this class!

Thursday Apr. 11

6:30-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#5072BS $21-1 session

Re-Inventing the Rooms

in Your Home

Mary Dale

Do you want to know how to bring life

back to the rooms in your home?

Discussion will include space planning,

furniture placement, wall color and

accessories. Make sure to bring photos

and questions.

Wednesday May 15

6:00-7:30 p.m. Jefferson

#5002BS $21-1 session

Beginning Astrology

Lynn Walker

Astrology is a self-discovery tool that is

fun and amazing. Learn the basic tools

of astrology and apply them to your

personal astrological chart provided

during the first class. Learn about your

own untapped strengths, conflicts,

compatibility with others and much

more. The instructor will contact

students prior to first class to get their

date, place and exact time of birth. $5

chart fee paid to instructor during the

first class.

Mondays Apr. 1 & 8

6:30-8:30 p.m. Kennedy

#6522BS $36-2 sessions

Astrology -

Beyond the Basics

Lynn Walker

This class gives more depth to the

concepts learned previously and

continues to broaden your astrological

foundation and self-awareness. Your

personal chart will be discussed in class

to illustrate astrological principles. The

instructor will contact students prior to

first class to get their date, place and

exact time of birth. The “Beginning

Astrology” class is highly

recommended but not required.

Students who have not taken the

“Beginning Astrology” class will pay a

$5 chart fee to the instructor during

the first class.

Wednesdays Apr. 24 & May 1

6:30-8:30 p.m. Kennedy

#6535BS $36-2 sessions

Speak With Confidence

Arlene Gallegos

Want help getting rid of those

butterflies? Learn to strengthen your

presentation skills. You will present

prepared speeches in a fun and

supportive environment. Our

Toastmaster group will monitor you on

your journey to succeed. This group is

part of the Spartan Speakers Wenell

Toastmaster group. $10 supply fee paid

to instructor the first night of class.

Class is located at Davanni’s Pizza –

6345 Penn Ave. S. in Richfield.

Tuesdays Apr. 2-May 21

6:30-8:00 p.m. Davanni’s Pizza

#6571RS $51-8 sessions

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home improvement • personal g rowth • special interest • world languages & culture

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interest........... }

The War to End All Wars -

The Great World War I

Battles of the American

Expeditionary Force

David Olson

The allies held out little hope of victory.

For three years, there was a stalemate in

new!

France and Belgium. But the

Americans would come with

an under-equipped, under-manned and

under-trained American army. Come

and understand how they would turn the

tide and assure victory in the decisive

battles of “The Great War”.

Tuesday Apr. 9

6:30-8:30 p.m. Kennedy

#7503BS-A $24-1 session

Tuesday Apr. 30

1:00-3:00 p.m. Central

#7503RS-B $24-1 session

The Last Keeper at Split Rock

Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts was the Last Keeper at the

Split Rock Lighthouse and wrote a book

about it. Come listen to his stories of

military service in the U.S. Coast Guard

on Lake Superior’s North Shore from

1966 to 1970. He talks about the

sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and

his chance meeting with the sole

survivor of the Daniel J. Morrell

shipwreck in November 1966. The

following books will be available for

purchase in class, “The Last Keeper

at Split Rock” written by Mike

Roberts for $16, and “Shipwrecked,

Reflections of the Sole Survivor”,

written by Dennis Hale for $20.

Tuesday Apr. 9

6:30-8:00 p.m. Central

#7502RS-A $21-1 session

Monday June 10

7:00-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#7502BS-B $21-1 session

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Human Rights, Women Rights -

In the Somali Population

Mashood Yunus

Human rights and women rights among

the Somali population are often the most

new!

discussed subjects after their

migration to the USA. This

class offers a comparative discussion on

common grounds.

Wednesday Apr. 24

6:30-8:30 p.m. Central

#7504RS $21-1 session

Spanish I

Bertha Bonequi-Olvera

¿Quieres hablar español? This class is

specially designed for beginners. Learn

the basic pronunciation and study basic

expressions and simple dialogues for

business or a recreational trip to a

Spanish-speaking country. Please

register a week before start date so

materials can be prepared. $10

supply fee paid to instructor in class.

Thursdays Apr. 4-May 30

(No class Apr. 18)

6:30-8:30 p.m. Kennedy

#6006BS $84-8 sessions

Spanish II

Bertha Bonequi-Olvera

¿Quieres hablar más español? Do you

want to become more comfortable with

your Spanish language skills by refining

pronunciation and interacting with other

people? This class will help you feel

more confident using your Spanish

speaking skills to converse with others

in a variety of settings. Please register

a week before start date so materials

can be prepared.

Mondays Apr. 1-May 20

6:00-8:00 p.m. Central

#6005RS $84-8 sessions

Students should purchase The Everything

Learning Spanish Book by Julie Gutin-2 nd

edition (approx. $20).

Russian I

Anna Leyderman

For business or travel, begin the

fascinating study of the Russian

language. Learn the Russian alphabet,

beginning conversational vocabulary,

and become familiar with the culture.

$10 material fee paid to instructor in

class.

Mon. & Thurs. Apr. 22-May 13

6:30-8:30 p.m. Kennedy

#6027BS $76-7 sessions

Russian Tutorial

Anna Leyderman

Choose from two exciting options:

Beginners: Learn the alphabet, basic

grammar, elementary conversational

vocabulary, writing and reading.

Advanced Students: Revisiting

language fundamentals, mastering

verbal and composing skills, and

building up new vocabulary.

For the traveler - practical vocabulary to

help you move freely in Russia.

$10 material fee paid to instructor in

class.

Register through Bloomington/

Richfield Community Education at

952-681-6111.

$15 - 1 hour session

#6036BS

Dates and times arranged

Chinese I

Youmei Hou

Do you need to know some Chinese for

business or pleasure? Learn some of the

basics of Chinese language and culture

with the Mandarin pronunciation. You

will be able to carry on simple

conversations by the end of the class.

This class is appropriate for parents of

Chinese Immersion School students.

$8 material fee paid to instructor in

class.

Thursdays Apr. 25-May 30

6:30-8:30 p.m. Jefferson

#6015BS $73-6 sessions

World Language Classes – Eden Prairie and Edina

Eden Prairie

To Register: Visit www.epcommunityed.org or call 952-975-6942.

Edina

To Register: Visit edina.thatscommunityed.com or call 952-848-3952.

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Bloomington Youth

Enrichment Programs

The Spring/Summer Bloomington

Youth Enrichment Brochure will be

distributed in school to students in

grades K-5 in March. Choose from a

variety of creative art, music, theater,

academic enrichment, self-reliance,

recreation, and sports programs.

Registration and additional

information for all programs and

classes is available online at

br.thatscommunityed.com.

Teaching Opportunities

We are continually seeking to expand

our successful Youth Enrichment and

Music Education programs.

If you have an idea for a class and

would like to share your time and

talents by providing quality

instruction to students in our

community, please contact us at

dmckenzie1@bloomington.k12.mn.us

to discuss teaching options.

Teaching positions vary throughout

the year depending on need and

variety of programs offered.

Deb McKenzie

Bloomington Youth Enrichment Coordinator

Email: dmckenzie1@bloomington.k12.mn.us

Registration website: br.thatscommunityed.com

Richfield Youth

Enrichment Programs

Look for the Spring Richfield Youth

Enrichment Brochure in your K-5th

grader’s backpack the week of March

11! Choose from classes in art,

computers, theater, languages,

recreation, and much, much more!

You can also find information online

at br.thatscommunityed.com.

Teaching Opportunities

We are always looking for new ideas

for classes to offer to students in

Richfield.

If you have an idea for a class and are

interested in teaching, please contact

jenna.zirbel@richfield.k12.mn.us for

more information.

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Driver Education –

High Quality, Certified Instruction

Community Education offers 30 hours

of classroom instruction and 6 hours of

Behind-the-Wheel instruction. Our

teachers are licensed teachers with the

State of Minnesota, and have a Driver

Education certification. Our program

has been approved by the State of

Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

The years of experience of our

instructors, along with their certification

provides a safe, quality program for your

child. (Students do not receive high

school credit for this class.)

Bloomington Class Dates:

March 11-22, Kennedy High School

May 6-21, Jefferson High School

3:00-6:00 p.m. Fee $110

July 8-23, Kennedy High School

8:00-11:00 a.m. Fee $110

Bloomington Community Education

offers 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel

Training for $325.

For further information and registration,

please call 952-681-6111 or

952-806-7646.

Richfield Class Dates:

April 15-May 9

June 11-July 1

Richfield High School

Richfield Community Education

offers 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel

Training.

For further information on times,

cost and registration, please call

612-243-3000.

Adult Education in

Behind-the-Wheel

We offer Behind-the-Wheel instruction

to adults 18+ who live in the area and

have a current MN Instructional Permit.

Cost of lessons is $60 per hour.

For more information in Bloomington

call 952-681-6111 and in Richfield call

612-243-3000.

Community Education Advisory Council Members Wanted!

Bloomington and Richfield Community Education has openings for you to serve on

the Community Education Advisory Council.

Are you someone who is willing to give input and direction? Are you someone

who is able to actively participate in the operations of the advisory council?

Would you be willing to speak out on issues, concerns and opportunities? Are

you willing to learn more about Community Education? The Community Education

Advisory Council meets the third Wednesday of every other month from 8:00-

9:30 a.m.

If you are interested in sharing your time and involvement in life-long learning,

please call for an application, 952-681-6103. We look forward to hearing from

you!

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youth enrichment • driver education • family education

{family education ................................................... }

Early Childhood Family Center

Fun, affordable classes

for families with children

birth to five years old

www.earlyed.info

The Early Childhood Family Center strengthens families

through quality education and support in parenting and

parent-child relationships. Early Childhood teachers

work with the young children to develop the social, emotional,

and academic skills that lead to later school success. Parent

educators provide information, support, and resources on

parenting and child development for the adults. Parents and

children participate together in activities that promote learning

and development. All teachers hold four-year or advanced

degrees and are licensed by the state of Minnesota.

The Family Center offers a variety of Early Childhood Family

Education (ECFE) classes with fun learning opportunities

for children birth to five and their parents. Classes are offered

Has your child been

through Screening?

Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple state

required check of how young children are developing,

and is best completed when your child is between 3-1/2

and 4 years old. It looks at your child’s vision, hearing,

height, weight, development, and immunizations. Screenings

take a little under an hour to complete. Through

the process, possible learning or health concerns may be

identified and referrals made. This ensures that children

can receive needed help well before starting kindergarten

and be better prepared for success in school. Screening is

NOT a kindergarten entrance test.

Screenings are offered year round at a variety of times in

Bloomington and Richfield. Watch for an information

packet in the mail shortly after your child turns threeand-a-half

years old and make an appointment right

away. If you do not receive a packet, call 952-681-6200

to make an appointment. Appointments fill quickly.

mornings, afternoons, and evenings in Bloomington and

Richfield. A sliding fee scale makes classes affordable for all

families.

See full descriptions of classes, the sliding fee scale, and the

registration process online at www.earlyed.info, or call 952-

681-6200 for a printed class brochure.

Family Center Preschools

Will your child be ready for kindergarten?

To be certain, check out the Bloomington

and Richfield School’s preschool programs.

Bright Beginnings preschool for three-year-olds and

Kids Count! preschools for four- and five-year-olds:


in early childhood education




and standards


different areas and state-of-the-art facilities


“School Ready” on early kindergarten assessments


the highest rating possible in a new ratings system that

measures research-identified best practices

Registration for preschool beginning September 2014

is happening now. All families with a child eligible for

preschool who live in Bloomington and Richfield should

have received a brochure early in January. Learn more

online at www.earlyed.info, or call 952-681-6212 for a

brochure or further information.

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Wiggles and

Giggles Preschool

Melissa Rolfes and Pat Johnson

Wiggles and Giggles is a great

way to introduce 3 to 5-year old

children to a classroom experience.

Children will learn the values of

friendship and cooperation in the

pleasant surroundings of a school

environment. Our experienced staff

will guide your child with activities

and creative projects related to

monthly themes. Children will have

the opportunity to participate in

circle time with stories, songs, and

calendar. They will also enjoy a

snack, and play in the gym or on the

playground.

Please call 612-243-3000 for

availability, school year calendar,

and registration.

Wiggles and Giggles, Twist &

Shout, and Fabulous Fridays are all

offered jointly by the City of

Richfield’s Recreation Services

Department and Richfield School’s

Community Education Department.

Children must be toilet trained and 3

years old before the starting date to

participate in these programs. Pullups

are not allowed.

Open House

Please join us at the Wiggles

and Giggles Open House on

Wednesday, March 20th from

5:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 404 at

the Central Education Center

located at 7145 Harriet Avenue

South. Enter door #2. We will be

taking registrations for the

2013-2014 school year.

Twist & Shout

Hey kids! Are you ready to rock? Are you ready to roll? Then Twist &

Shout is just for you!! It’s a “spin off” of our popular Wiggles and Giggles

program.

Our play list includes a variety of hits including games, arts and crafts,

music and movement, and food projects. Children will enjoy activities while

developing friendships with kids their own age. The place will be hopping

with cooperation, encouragement, sharing and of course FUN! A snack will

also be provided each day. The program is designed for a child to attend on

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Classes will be held from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at

7145 Harriet Avenue South in room 404.

Course #710RS-A Tuesdays May 21 – June 18 5 Sessions $65

Course #710RS-B Thursdays May 23 – June 20 5 Sessions $65

Course #710RS-C Tues. & Thurs. May 21 – June 20 10 Sessions $120

Registration deadline is May 7th. Minimum 10 participants, maximum 16.

Course #710RS-D Tuesdays July 23 – August 20 5 Sessions $65

Course #710RS-E Thursdays July 25 – August 22 5 Sessions $65

Course #710RS-F Tues. & Thurs. July 23 – August 22 10 Sessions $120

Registration deadline is July 9th. Minimum 10 participants, maximum 16.

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Fabulous Fridays

Join us on these summer

Fridays for some outrageous fun!

Activities will include indoor/

outdoor games and play, storytelling,

arts and crafts, a snack, and much

more. Classes will be held at the

Central Education Center, 7145

Harriet Avenue South, in room 404.

You may register for any or all of the

Fabulous Fridays activities. We will

take children who have just finished

kindergarten. Cost is $15 per class.

All classes meet on Fridays, 9:00-

11:30 a.m.

“If You Give a

Mouse a Cookie”

Join us as we engage in activities from

one of your favorite books!

June 7 Course #716RS Limit 16

Teddy Bear Picnic!

Bring your favorite teddy bear from

home for a play date and snack picnic

with all of your friends!

June 21 Course #717RS Limit 16

Camp Out!

Join us for a fun morning of camping!

We’ll set up a tent, read by a (pretend)

fire, enjoy tasty s’mores, and more!

August 2 Course #718RS Limit 16

Pizza Party!

We will explore the creative art of

baking miniature snack pizzas. Come

hungry, because we’ll have a pizza party

of our very own during snack time!

August 16 Course #719RS Limit 16

Registration Deadline for each Friday

class is 1 week prior to the start date.

Attention All Parents: We’re Looking for All Residents

or Children Who are New to the Bloomington School District

If you have recently moved into the Bloomington School District, or have a new baby or new child in your house, we want to

hear from you! Please call Denise at the District Census Office with details at 952-681-6459. Or, fill out the form and send it to:

Denise Johnson • Technology and Information Services • 1350 West 106th Street • Bloomington, MN 55431-4126

Every child counts for funding family programs here in Bloomington!

Heads of House Sex Birthdate

Last Name: ___________________ First Name: ___________________ Middle Initial ______ M F __________________

Last Name: ___________________ First Name: ___________________ Middle Initial ______ M F __________________

Street Address: _____________________________________________ Bloomington, Zip Code __________________________

Apt. Number: ________ Home Phone Number ____________________

Name Sex Birthdate School Grade

(Include last name if different than head of house name) Circle M or F (If attending)

M F

M F

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Customized Classes

Serving Adults with

Disabilities

A wide variety of classes are

offered through the Learning Exchange

for adults with disabilities.

Classes this term run April

through June, and are open to

residents of the four cities of

Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie,

and Richfield.

For more information, call

Janet at 952-681-6121 or email

jclarke@bloomington.k12.mn.us

Learning Exchange classes are

for adults, 18 years old and older.

New Online

Registration Site and

New Web Site!

For online registration, go to:

br.thatscommunityed.com

and create an account.

Otherwise go to our web page

at www.bloomington.k12.mn.us,

click on Community Services, then

Adults with Disabilities, then

Registering for Classes.

Personal Leisure & Healthy Lifestyles

Smart Shopper Grocery Tips

Learn grocery tips at an actual grocery store, and make a fun evening

out of it. Join Michelle Veith first at Caribou Coffee to discuss smart shopping

ideas, then cross the parking lot to Cub Foods to compare value and

prices firsthand. Find out if ‘buy one get one’ is a good deal and whether

fresh vegetables are healthier than frozen.

Friendship Skills: Bingo, Trivia and Conversation

Let’s play Bingo (yes, with prizes!) and More Disney Movie Trivia.

Between games, we’ll practice conversation skills from questions that were

part of the games. What a great way to have fun and get to know people!

Arts and Crafts

New! Clay and Art Creations • Spring Mini Bouquet • Exquisite Jewelry Frame

Cooking Classes

An “Egg-Strada-nory” Dish! • Barbeque Bonanza • Tacos and Tunes Picnic

Our volunteers have lots of fun.

You could, too! For information on

volunteering, email Janet at

jclarke@bloomington.k12.mn.us

or call 952-681-6121.

You are Invited!

AR&LE’s Got Talent:

A TV Reality Check

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Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm

Olson Middle School Auditorium,

4551 West 102nd St., Bloomington

This one-hour play/talent show is a dream about what it takes to live life to the fullest.

Suggested donation for audience members: $5 per person/$15 per household.

Sign language interpreter provided.

For more information call Learning Exchange, 952-681-6109.

This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the

Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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{class locations ........................................................ }

94th St.

7

Nesbitt Road

Normandale Road

494

W. 84th St.

3

6 9

90th St.

102nd St.

5

12

18

14

France Ave.

21

93rd St.

Xerxes

88th St.

17

1

Penn Ave.

106th St.

35W

86th St.

Humboldt Ave.

Lyndale Ave.

Nicollet Ave.

Portland Ave.

8 13

12th Ave.

88th St.

96th St.

98th St.

15 19

2223

2

4

16

11

Cedar Ave.

90th St.

Old Shakopee Road

24th Ave.

Killebrew Drive

Bloomington

Class Sites

1

2

3

4

5

Old Shakopee Road

Hillcrest Center

9301 Thomas Road

Indian Mounds Elementary

9801 11th Ave. S.

Normandale Hills Elementary

9501 Toledo Ave.

Oak Grove Elementary

1301 West 104th St.

Olson Elementary

4501 West 102nd St.

6

7

8

9

110th St.

Quinn

20

10

Poplar Bridge Elementary

8401 Palmer Road

Ridgeview Elementary

9400 Nesbitt Road

Valley View Elementary

351 East 88th St.

Washburn Elementary

8401 Xerxes Ave. S.

Westwood Elementary

10

3701 West 108th St.

108th St.

11

Oak Grove Middle

1300 West 106th St.

Olson Middle School

12

4551 West 102nd St.

Valley View Middle School

13

8900 Portland Ave. S.

Jefferson Senior High

14

4001 West 102nd St.

Kennedy Senior High

15

9701 Nicollet Ave.

Educational Services Center

16

1350 West 106th St.

Community Ed. Campus

17

2575 West 88th St.

District Support Services

18

4571 West 102nd St.

19 Pond

9600 - 3rd Ave S.

20 Southwood

4901 West 112th St.

21 Armory

3000 West 98th St.

22 Creekside

9801 Penn Ave. S.

Bloomington Civic Plaza

23

1800 W. Old Shakopee Road

Richfield

Class Sites

1

2

3

4

5

6

Central Education

Center- Enter Door #5

7145 Harriet Ave. S.

Richfield High School

7001 Harriet Ave. S.

Richfield Middle School

7461 Oliver Ave. S.

Richfield Dual

Language School

7001 Elliot Ave. S.

Richfield STEM

7020 12th Ave. S.

South Education Center

7450 Penn Ave. S.

Highway 62

Crosstown

I-494

66th St.

68th St.

75th St.

W. 76th St.

France Ave.

Xerxes

York

6

Penn

3

35W

Lyndale

2

41

70th St.

Nicollet

35W

Portland

41

5

12th Ave.

Bloomington

Highway 77

Cedar Ave.

44

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Registration is Now Open!

Registration begins when you receive your catalog and remains open until

each class is filled or cancelled. Registrations are accepted on a first-come,

first-served basis. We encourage you to register early.

5 easy ways to register

Please note: You will only hear from us in the event of a class change, class

cancellation or if the class is full. If you do not hear from us, you are in.

1. Online Registration:

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Register anytime, 24-hours a day at your convenience, immediate credit

card processing and class confirmation.

2. Walk-In Office Registration: Monday-Friday

You will be confirmed automatically in class, if space is available.

Bloomington Office

Richfield Office

Community Education Campus Central (Enter Door #5)

2575 West 88th Street, 2nd Floor 7145 Harriet Avenue S

Bloomington

Richfield

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

3. The Mail —

Community Education Registration

2575 West 88th Street • Bloomington, MN 55431

Make checks payable to ISD #271.

4. Fax Registration: 952-681-6131

Fax your registration along with your VISA/MasterCard/Discover Card

information.

5. Phone Registration: 952-681-6132

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cancellation and Refund Policy!

Customer initiated cancellations received within 5 or

more business days prior to the start of the class will

qualify for a refund minus a non-refundable $10 processing

fee. Cancellations made less than 5 business days

prior to the start date of activity/class will not be eligible

for a refund. Please remember if you are unable to attend

a class, you may send someone in your place.

Community Education reserves the right to cancel any

activity/class that does not meet minimum enrollment.

You will be contacted and complete refunds will be given

when this occurs.

Registration Notes

Special Needs — If you have a disability and need some

accommodations to participate in CE or if you need an

interpreter/notetaker, call The Learning Exchange at 952-

681-6122.

Confirmations — Confirmations will not be sent.

Assume you’re in class unless you hear from us.

Minimum Age — We classify adults as 16 or older

(unless otherwise indicated).

Financial Aid Available — Low income Bloomington &

Richfield residents may be eligible for fee assistance.

Call 952-681-6132 for more information.

Inclement Weather — Tune to WCCO 830 AM for

notification of cancellation, or call 952-681-6132.

UCare MN — UCare MN members may take a discount

of up to $15 on most classes. If class is less than $15,

members may take the class free of charge. Seniors

receive one discount per calendar year. Members must

be on UCare at the time of registration and need to

include their member ID number on the registration.

Some limitations may apply. Participants must register by

phone, mail or in person to receive discount.

Bloomington & Richfield Community Education Registration Form

Name ________________________________________ Day phone ___________________ Evening phone ________________

Address______________________________________________ City ________________________ Zip __________________

Optional Information: Age Group: ■ Under 18 ■ 18 to 54 ■ 55 and older ■ I have special needs

E-mail address: _________________________________________________________ UCare ID# ________________________

COURSE # TITLE START DATE TIME LOCATION FEE

__________ __________________________ ______________ ___________ ___________________ $ _______

__________ __________________________ ______________ ___________ ___________________ $ _______

__________ __________________________ ______________ ___________ ___________________ $ _______

Charge my: ■ MasterCard ■ Visa ■ Discover Card

Card #: _______________ - _______________ - _______________ - _______________

Total = $ _______

Expiration: ______________________

You have been asked to supply private or confidential information

concerning yourself to Independent School District (ISD) No. 271. Pursuant

to M.S. 13.04, the School District is required to supply you with the

following information:

1. The school district intends to use the requested personal information to

identify the student in order to accomplish class registration and

emergency contacts.

2. You may refuse to supply the requested personal information.

3. The following are known consequences arising from the refusing to

supply the requested personal data: your registration cannot be

processed and you will not be notified in an emergency.

4. The following persons are entities who are authorized by state or federal

law to receive the data: school official needing the information for the

purpose of the registration; school instructor for the purpose of taking

attendance; health and safety organization in case of emergency;

federal and state officials for federal program purposes; school officials

for the purpose of remedial instruction or student transfer; or to anyone

authorized by valid court order or subpoena to receive such information.

The following signature signifies acceptance of this information:

________________________________________________________

Volunteer Checkout: ■ Volunteer with adults ■ Volunteer with Youth

Please send me information about volunteer opportunities in Community

Education. (Please see The Volunteer Connection page for information on

volunteer positions available.)

Bloomington Public Schools is using a service to electronically recover any

insufficient fund checks returned to the school district along with a $30

state allowed fee.


BLOOMINGTON & RICHFIELD

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Bloomington I.S.D. #271

Community Education Campus

2575 West 88th Street

Bloomington, MN 55431-1925

Non-profit Org.

U.S. Postage

PAID

Minneapolis, MN

Permit No. 2086

ECRWSS

Postal Customer

Dated Material: Please Deliver by March 8, 2013

This is Your Spring & Summer Course Catalog!

Convenient Phone Directory

Community Ed. Info. (Bloomington) ................... 952-681-6132

Community Ed. Info. (Richfield) ......................... 612-243-3000

Adult Enrichment ............................................... 612-243-3001

Aquatics Bloomington & Richfield .................. 952-681-6134

Building Reservations (Bloomington) ................ 952-681-5282

Building Reservations (Richfield) ...................... 612-798-6132

Creekside Community Center ........................... 952-563-4944

Family Center (Bloomington & Richfield) .......... 952-681-6200

Galaxy Youth Center (Oak Grove Middle) ......... 952-681-6606

Galaxy Youth Center (Olson Middle) ................. 952-806-8606

Galaxy Youth Center (Valley View Middle)......... 952-681-5606

Jefferson Activity Center ................................... 952-806-7880

Kennedy Activity Center .................................... 952-681-5280

Kids S.A.F.A.R.I. ................................................ 952-681-6129

Richfield Community Center ............................. 612-861-9360

Richfield Recreation .......................................... 612-861-9385

Richfield Youth Enrichment................................ 612-243-3003

Metro South ABE Info ....................................... 952-681-6170

Learning Exchange ........................................... 952-681-6122

Bloomington Youth Enrichment ......................... 952-681-6108

Metro South Volunteers

Adult Learners ............................................... 952-681-6109

Volunteer Connection .................................... 952-681-6292

Other Community Education Offices

Edina Community Education ............................. 952-848-3950

Eden Prairie Community Education .................. 952-975-6940

Minneapolis Community Education ................... 612-668-3939

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