CER Brochure Spring-Summer 2018

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COMMUNITY

EDUCATION AND

RECREATION STAFF

Director

Ronelva (Roni) Dauer

Facility Scheduler/Secretary

Community Calendar

Kris Seifert

ABE/ESL/Literacy

Chris Eisenmenger,

Katy Gonzalez

Sarah Schultze

Lights on for Kids

Kayleen Fitzloff,

Cindy Opheim

Taleah Fitzloff

Megan Marushin

ISD # 2752

Fairmont Elementary School

714 Victoria Street

Fairmont, MN 56031

Phone: (507) 235-3141

Fax: (507) 235-4640

Web Site:

http://fairmontareaschools.portal.rschooltoday.com/

Office Hours 8:00 – 5:00

Monday - Friday

Summer Hours

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Register Early!

Prompt registration helps avoid disappointment

when classes fill quickly. It

also helps us avoid cancelling a class

due to low enrollment, only to find

that last minute registrations would

have filled it. Early registrations also

make it easier if we need to contact

you for any reason before your class

begins.

No News Is Good News

You are registered for a class unless

we notify you otherwise. To help

keep our classes reasonably priced, we

do not send out confirmation notices.

Occasionally, a class may fill as your

registration is being processed. You

will receive a personal call should this

occur.

CER

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dave Adams

Dan Brookens

Joe Brown

Stephanie Busiahn

Ruth Cyphers

Margaret Dillard

Kristie Gaalswyk-Pomerenke

Cory Germain

Katy Gonzalez

Nicole Green

Erik Karre

Tom Mahoney

Judy Moritz

Erin Morrill

Lillian Peterson

Betsy Steuber

Smaranda Teodorescu

Jenny Trushenski

Bob Wallace

Interested in joining our team?

Call 235-3141

For Emergency Cancellations

When bad weather or other emergencies

cause cancellation of the regular

day school program, community education

activities during the day or immediately

after school are also cancelled.

Evening activities may be held

if there is significant improvement in

the emergency situation. When an

emergency develops during the day,

we will attempt to broadcast evening

cancellation notices over KSUM/

KFMC radio or on our Facebook page.

Community Education

and Recreation

Volunteers Needed!

Youth Sport Coaches

LOFK Activity Leaders

Literacy Volunteers

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Lifelong Learning with CER!

Offerings

Pages

Active Living .......................................................................... ……………….... 10-15,

Welcome to Medicare , Let’s Go Fishing, City Band, Bus Trip, Mini-Golf, Biking 20,34

Over 55 Defensive Driving, City Band, Dementia Friends, CREST, Disc Golf

Adult League Information ................................................................................ 45

Adult Learning and Training Opportunities ................................................... 14-15

GED, Distance Learning, ESL, Literacy Lab

Art Rocks at the Red Rock ................................................................................ 6-7

Whimsical Canvas, Music Together, Art State for Tots, Fabric Arts Frenzy, Collage

Community Calendar ........................................................................................ 8

Computers .......................................................................................................... 8-9

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Social Media Breakfast

Early Childhood, ECI, ECFE, Discovery Place Preschool & Head Start .... 17-19

Fairmont Aquatic Park ..................................................................................... 24,33

Fairmont Opera House ...................................................................................... 14

Gardening ........................................................................................................... 11

First Rite of Spring, Farmer’s Market, Fairmont Market Square, Community Garden,

Miniature Garden, Mother’s Day Flower Garden, Tomato Garden

General Interest ................................................................................................. 4-16, 45

Art, Dog Obedience, Food, Upholstery, CPR, Stop the Bleed, Ceramics, Financial,

Newcomers & Neighbors, Kinship, Martin County Library, Leadership Martin County

Lutheran Schools .............................................................................................. 31

Martin County Pioneer Museum, Heritage Acres .......................................... 30

Martin County 4-H ............................................................................................ 22

Martin County Early Childhood Dental Let’s Smile ..................................... 18

Parenting Matters, ECI Home Visitor ............................................................. 18,19

Reading…. ........................................................................................ 16, 8,21,23

FES, Martin County Library, Summer Reads Vista, Community Book

Registration Information ................................................................................... 2,46-47

Running Events ................................................................................................. 34-35

Fairmont Summer Run, Fairmont Triathlon, Track and Running Camps

Safety and Training Classes .............................................................................. 32-33

Safe Routes to School, Bike Rodeo, Driver Education, Firearm Safety, RBST

Soccer .................................................................................................................. 36

Summer Day Camps & Playground ................................................................. 25-26

Minecraft, STEM4Kids, Eco-Engineers, Sky Camp, Makerspace, Parks

Summer Meals & Food Shelf ............................................................................ 11,19

Youth Activities .................................................................................................. 20-31,

Fishing on Hobo Trail, Gardening , Gymnastics, Baton Twirling, Archery, Ceramics, 38,44

Lego Design, Summer Reading, Golf, Roller Skating, Safe Routes to School, Food

Youth Sports and Camps .................................................................................. 34-43

Golf, Junior Sports Camp, Track & Field, Soccer, Gymnastics, Youth Tennis Camp,

Girls and Boys Basketball Camps, T-ball, Girls Softball, Kiwanis Baseball, Volleyball Camp,

Flag Football, Football Camps, Fairmont Area Tackle Football, Tiny Tots Sport Camp

Zumba Flair ....................................................................................................... 30

Special Events

Newcomers & Neighbors 9,

Family Fun Fair 48,

STEAM Expo 21, Youth Expo 48

About the Cover Design

As part of the Graphic Design course this year, the students were given an assignment

to create the cover art for the CER brochure. A variety of designs ranging

from photos taken by the students to original artwork was completed and graded.

The top five projects were chosen and given to the CER department to choose

the cover art. Moa Ling, Foreign Exchange student at Fairmont Junior/Senior High

School submitted an original design and was chosen for the CER Spring Catalog.

Fairmont Community Education & Recreation

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Dog Obedience

#4515

The basics of dog obedience

training will be demonstrated including:

heel, come, sit, stay, down, stand,

and retrieving. Please bring a 6-foot

leather leash to the first session but do

NOT bring your dog! The first session

will be held in the FES, Room 158

(Please enter through door # 15A). 7

sessions. Instructor: Gary Hamman.

Fee: $56. Trainers – 12 years and

older; Dogs – 4 months and older

A. Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24,

May 1, 8, 15

B. Tuesdays, June 12, 19, 26

July 3, 10, 17, 24

5:45-6:45 pm

FES, Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

Please enter through door #21

General Interest

Advanced Dog Obedience #4515A

This class will include the basic obedience

learned in beginning dog obedience

plus distance training, off leash

with all obedience commands, whistle

sit, and whistle come. Instructor will

personally authorize all registrations.

Note: Please state breed and age of

dog when registering. Please contact

the instructor (235-9030) or the CER

office (235-3141) with any questions.

Please bring to class: 1-foot leash, 6-

foot leash, 20-foot leash, and dog

training whistle. 7 sessions. Instructor:

Gary Hamman. Fee: $106.

Tuesdays, Aug, 14, 21, 28,

Sept 4, 11, 18, 25

5:45-6:45 pm

Fairmont Elementary School

Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

Please enter through door #21

Registrations/payments received the

date the class begins will be charged

an additional $5 processing fee.

Have a chair that needs a new look?

Do it yourself and learn the basics of upholstery or chair caning

with Alice Barnes

Thursdays April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17

6:00-9:00 pm

2655 95th Street, Granada

Upholstery - Do it yourself and learn the basics of upholstery: types of fabrics,

measuring, cutting, frame repair, spring tying, re-padding, and total recovering of

your project. Bring your project to the 1 st session. Please wear suitable clothes for

working. Project should be a small occasional chair. This class is for new and former

students. Fabrics and supplies will be available at class.

Caned Chair Restoration - Do you have a chair with broken caning in the back

or seat? You can learn to replace it with either natural Pre-Woven cane or Natural

Ratan strand by strand weaving of the cane depending on how the item is constructed

and the original cane was installed. Bring your item to be caned to the first class

so we can determine the size and type of cane needed. All supplies will be ordered

then. You will need to pay for supplies used at the end of the class.

The class will meet for 6 Sessions. Fee: $78. The average caned seat can take 21+

hours to complete. Please specify type of project when registering. Space is limited

to 6 participants.

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Simple Fix - Grilling Edition

#4550 What’s for supper? If you are

tired of this question, sign up for this

Simple Fix Grilling Edition class where

you will take home three new grilling

recipes to put in your freezer and prepare

when it is convenient for you.

Each recipe includes four servings and

can be stored in the freezer for up to

three months. Fee: $49. Deadline to

register May 30.

Wednesday, June 6

5:30 pm

Fairmont Hy-Vee, Club Room

907 S State Street

General Interest

Build a Better Smoothie

Workshop #4532

If you want to make a quick,

healthy, and delicious smoothie, come

to Hy-Vee’s Build a Better Smoothie

Workshop. You will take home 10

blender-ready smoothie servings to store

in your freezer. Hy-Vee dietitian Abby

Kipfer has selected different healthy

smoothie combinations and will provide

samples of the class. Fee: $34. Deadline

to register June 6.

Wednesday, June 13

5:30 pm

Fairmont Hy-Vee, Club Room

907 S State Street

Bleeding Control Basic (BCon) Course

Learn the Basics of Bleeding Control

Date:

May 16 from 6:00-7:00 pm

Location:

MCHS Fairmont Main Classroom

Participants can register via:

Email: garber.peggy@mayo.edu

Phone: 507-238-8696

Heartstart CPR &

BLS Healthcare CPR #7998

South Central EMS will be offering

Heartstart CPR (Day Care, Foster Care)

and BLS Health Care CPR (Nursing,

Health Care Fields) classes in the area.

Customized offing also available. Class

Fees: Heartstart $45, BLS Healthcare

CPR $65. For more information contact

Sheila Denton at 507-236-8152. Classes

are scheduled for the 2nd Monday

of the month. Other dates are available

if the dates listed do not work.

A. April 9

B. May 14

C. June 11

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Fairmont Elementary School

Media Center

An Introduction to Voiceovers… (Getting Started In Voice Acting)

#6003 Ages 18 and over.

Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current

trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved.

You’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you’ll need to

find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will

take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer

some coaching to improve your delivery. You’ll receive a professional voiceover

evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Fee: $49. Learn more at:

http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo.

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Art Rocks at the Red Rock

All classes will be held at the Red Rock Center for the Arts

222 E Blue Earth Ave, Fairmont

Visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/redrockcenter

Please use south entrance all classes are located in lower level art room

Whimsical Canvas Painting #5024

Create a fun whimsical painting on canvas using a variety of acrylic

paints, scrapbook paper, and stencils. Feel free to bring your favorite

alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage and a light snack to enjoy during

the workshop. Children ages 8-14 may attend when accompanied by someone 15+.

All supplies included, but please bring a hair dryer. Instructor: Deb Burrow, featured

artist of the month. Fee: $30. Registration required one week prior to

class.

Tuesday, June 12

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Art Start for Tots #5028

Ages 18 months-4 years

Come bond with your little one over the

beauty of great works of art. We’ll explore

colors, shapes, counting, cultures,

and more. Create our own masterpieces

using a variety of media and techniques

suitable for tots. Instructor: Jen Wedel.

Fee: $8 per session or $20 for all three

sessions. Pre-registration required

one week prior to class.

A. Monday, June 11

In the Jungle with Henri Rousseau

B. Monday, July 9

Dancing with Edgar Degas

C. Monday, August 13

Escape into Shapes with Piet Mondrian

9:30 am - 10:15 am

If first class fills and there is enough on

a wait list a second class will be added

at 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Fabric Arts Frenzy #5029

Grades K and up

Bring textiles and art together in a fun

and modern way (think emojis and

hashtags). Students will pick from a

variety of fabric art projects to complete

including embroidery, batik, and more.

Instructor: Jen Wedel. Fee: $10. Preregistration

required one week prior

to class.

Wednesday, June 20

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Animal Collage Art

Grades 2 and up

#5023

During this two day project make our

way through a multi-step process using

multi-sensory methods and fully experiencing

the artistic process to create a

cool and colorful close up and personal

animal face of choice. Instructor: Jen

Wedel. Fee: $15. Pre-registration

required one week prior to class.

Tuesday, July 24 & Thursday, July 26

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Stay Connected Like Us on Facebook,

Visit the calendar page at www.redrockcenter.org

or watch the Fairmont Community Calendar

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Art Rocks at the Red Rock

All classes will be held at the Red Rock Center for the Arts

222 E Blue Earth Ave, Fairmont

Please use south entrance all classes are located in lower level art room

Music Together: For Child

and Caregiver! #5022

Ages 18 months - 5 years

Explore the world of music. Sing,

dance and play using a variety of percussion

instruments, drums, shakers and

bells engaging both fine and motor

skills in a multi-sensory environment.

Instructor: Emily Labes. Fee: $8 or

$20 for all three. Pre-registration required

one week prior to class.

Wednesdays

A. June 13

B. July 11

C. August 8

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kid Canvas Art #5029

Grades K-4

Make a statement with this one-of-akind

canvas creation. We’ll go step-bystep

to make a colorful base for a

unique and bold finishing symbol,

quote, or object of choice. Instructor:

Jen Wedel. Fee $15 Pre-registration

required one week prior to class.

Thursday, August 9

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Samples of projects can be seen

on the Red Rock Center

Facebook page

two weeks prior to class.

Scholarship Opportunities Available - Red Rock Center strives to make programming

affordable for all. If further financial assistance is needed please call the Red Rock Center

at 507-235-9262.

Leadership Martin County 2018-19

This program is designed to enable candidates to learn about Martin County resources,

values, strengths and challenges. The experience is geared toward providing

an in-depth look at key elements of our community.

Leadership requires a serious commitment of time and energy. Candidates meet the

first Wednesday, September 2018 through May 2019, a full day each month. Attendance

is imperative.

This program is a product of collaboration between Fairmont Area Chamber and

Riverland Community College assisted by several other organizations, businesses

and individuals.

The $650 tuition is payable at the time that the participant is accepted. Scholarship opportunities

may exist. Deadline to register is June 15.

“The knowledge a person gains from this experience is incredible and it’s difficult

to find the right words to express the magnitude of wisdom one walks away with

when the short, 9-month course is complete.” ~Amber Ballard, Profinium Bank

For more information, contact: Fairmont Area Chamber (507) 235-5547

The Fairmont Area Chamber of commerce is an advocate for promoting a healthy business climate by

facilitating access to leaders, communication and education through programs and services for its

members.”

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Computers

Computers and computer programs are changing all the

time. Come and learn some new computer skills. Microsoft

Office Specialist, Laurie Loring, teaches these courses using

Microsoft 2016 version of the software in the CER Literacy

Lab at Fairmont Elementary School. Weekday classes are held at 6:15 to

9:15 pm and Saturday classes are from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Books are

included! Please enter thru door #15A.

Microsoft Word: Basic #6513

Learn to use the Ribbon effectively.

Tab settings driving you crazy? Learn

to set tabs correctly, create bulleted

lists, and make your document print

properly. Learn formatting techniques,

create & modify tables, Autocorrect,

Help, & how to work with graphics.

Add an artsy page border to make simple

documents stand out! Fee: $81.

Saturday classes Weekday classes

A Apr 7 E Apr 19-20

B May 19 F Jun 7-8

C Jul 21 G Aug 9-10

D Aug 11 H Sep 18-19

Microsoft Word: Intermediate #6514

Want to format different areas of a

page? Learn how section breaks can do

just that. Plus working with headers &

footers, WordArt, SmartArt, reviewing

and tracking changes & mail merge.

Learn about References such as a table

of contents or bibliographies. Fee:

$81.

Saturday Classes Weekday Classes

A May 26 C Jun 11-12

B Aug 18 E Sep 25-26

Registrations/payments received the

date the class begins will be charged

an additional $5 processing fee.

Microsoft Publisher: Basic #6522

Explore the Publisher window. Create

a publication using options such as pictures,

text frames, Word Art, Autoshapes

and tables. Learn to format

the paragraphs and text and print the

final publication such as a newsletter or

brochure. Fee: $81.

Saturday classes Weekday classes

A Apr 28 C May 24-25

B Jul 28 D Jun 26-27

Microsoft PowerPoint: Basic #6521

Need a graphic display for your meeting?

Impress your audience with a

PowerPoint presentation. Create slides

using graphics, tables, charts, and

WordArt. Learn to apply transitions

and sound to each slide, and apply formatting

to enhance delivery of your

presentation. Fee: $81.

Saturday classes Weekday classes

A May 12 C Apr 12-13

B Jul 7 D Jul 19-20


There'salottoloveaboutthe

FairmontArea!

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Microsoft Excel: Basic

#6518

Having problems tracking your expenses?

Learn to set up a simple spreadsheet

using formulas and graphs. Use

conditional formatting to draw attention

to exceptions. Keep your field headings

from disappearing, hide and display

rows or columns. Learn ways to calculate

quicker using functions such as

SUM, MIN, MAX, AVG & COUNT.

Fee: $81.

Saturday classes Weekday classes

A Apr 14 E May 10-11

B Jun 2 F Jun 21-22

C Aug 4 G Jul 12-13

D Sep 15 H Aug 20-21

Computers

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate #6519

Learn to link worksheets using 3-D

formulas, use advanced charting techniques

and formulas like VLOOKUP

and CONCATENATE. Employee database

too bulky to handle? Manage

your list using filters or PivotTables.

Document your spreadsheet with comments

& text boxes. Fee: $81.

Saturday Classes Weekday Classes

A Apr 21 C May 17-18

B Jul 14 D Jun 28-29

Social Media Breakfast-Fairmont Area

Open to all

4th Tuesday of every month

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Southern Minnesota Educational Campus

115 South Park Street

Marketing is changing and it is more important than ever to embrace the

tools that are available for businesses. Are you leaving money on the table

by not embracing social media? Register at fairmontchamber.org.

http://fairmontchamber.org/social-media-breakfast-fairmont-area/

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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General Interest

Dementia Care

All behaviors have a meaning

When dealing with difficult behaviors from someone with dementia it is important

to remember that they are not deliberately being difficult and that all behaviors

have meaning. We can help you figure out what those meanings are.

Tuesday, May 8

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Fairmont Elementary School

Room 158

please enter through door #15A (south side of building)

529 College Savings

Plans

How to Start Saving for College Today.

What you need to know about opening a college savings account

for your child or family member.

#6101 Come and learn the benefits of opening a tax-deferred college savings plan

for your child or family member. We will discuss how these accounts work, how

they can be transferred to other family members and the tax advantages of them.

With the passing of the new tax law, owners of these plans can get a tax credit or

tax deduction on their contributions. Instructor: Marissa Johnson, Registered Representative.

FREE! Please pre-register to ensure class is held.

A. Tuesday, August 21

6:00-7:00 pm

B. Thursday, August 30

9:00-10:00 am

Fairmont Elementary School, Room 158

Please enter through door #15A (southside of building)

Securities and insurance products are offered through Cetera Investment Services LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services

are offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC. Neither firm is affiliated with the financial institution where investment

services are offered. Advisory services are only offered by Investment Adviser representatives. Investments are: *Not FDIC

insured *May lose value *Not financial Institution guaranteed *Not a deposit *Not insured by any federal government agency.

Financial Planning

How to Plan for Your Financial Future

#6100 Learn about steps you can take in order to plan for your financial future.

We will discuss goals you should plan for, ways to protect important assets

and offer help with strategies to minimize taxes. Presented by Steve Rosener and

Marissa Johnson, Registered Representatives. FREE! Please pre-register to ensure

class is held.

A. Tuesday, April 17

6:00-7:00 pm

B. Thursday, May 10

9:00-10:00 am

Fairmont Elementary School, Room 158

Please enter through door #15 (southside of building)

Securities and insurance products are offered through Cetera Investment Services LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services

are offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC. Neither firm is affiliated with the financial institution where investment

services are offered. Advisory services are only offered by Investment Adviser representatives. Investments are: *Not FDIC

insured *May lose value *Not financial Institution guaranteed *Not a deposit *Not insured by any federal government agency.

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


EAT LOCAL

Five Lakes Centre

Saturdays , June 9 - Oct 27

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Tuesdays, July 10 - Sept 25

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Let’s Go Fishing”

For Senior Citizens

(55 & Older)

The Fairmont

“Let’s Go Fishing Chapter”

will be offering FREE

Fishing Trips or Pontoon Rides

Every

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

9:30-11:30 am and 12:00-2:00 pm

June, July & August

Gardening

Please call 507-848-5069 to speak to a

LGF outing coordinator to make a reservation

for yourself or your group.

Information about Let’s Go Fishing can

be found at: fairmont.lgfws.com

First Rite of Spring

The Pasque flower is the first

flower to appear on the prairie.

Observing the Pasque

flowers in bloom, the first

color to appear on the drab late winter

landscape, is often referred to as the

“First Rite of Spring”. Even before

grass turns green and often with snow

still lingering, the Pasque flowers

brighten the colorless landscape, pushing

up a fuzzy stem and bud. The pale

lavender-blue blossoms open just as

their leaves begin to appear. At about

the same time, Spring Ephemerals like

Bloodroot and Trilliums are starting to

add color to our native forests around

the lakes.

Contact Martin SWCD at 507-235-

6680 if you would like to be put on a

contact list to participate in a guided

spring walk to see the first wildflowers

as they emerge from another winter’s

rest. Watch for a date to visit a Martin

County native prairie where the Pasque

flowers have welcomed spring visitors

for centuries.

Community

Garden

Sign-up

Reservations for a spot in the community

garden at Heritage Acres will be

taken from March 24 - April 24 by

calling 507-238-5449.

Fairmont

909 Winnebago Ave

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-7:00 pm

Saturdays 9:00-11:00 am

Sherburn

212 N Prairie St - UCC Church

2nd Saturday of the Month 11:00-1:00 pm

Tuesday Following 6:00-8:00 pm

3rd Saturday of the Month 12:00-1:00 pm

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Active Living

Dementia Friends

The one-hour session is a discussion led by a Dementia Friends Champion. It is not

a training session. You’ll learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease,

and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Everyone

who attends is asked to turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical

action that can help someone living in your community. The action can be as big or

as small as you choose—every action counts!

Dementia Friends...is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act,

and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United

Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Minnesota and across the

United States. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is

and how it affects families, each of us can make a difference for people touched by

dementia. Discussion Leader: Jennelle Cunning.

Tuesday, April 17

6:00-7:30 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Room 1017 (Budd Room)

Please enter through door #1

Crest Caregiver Support

Support Group Schedule

Trimont: 1st Monday, 10:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church

Truman: 3rd Tuesday, 1:30 pm

Truman Senior Living

Fairmont:

Dementia/General

1st Tuesday, 1:30 pm

United Methodist Church

Parkinson Caregivers

2nd Tuesday, 1:30 pm

Grace Lutheran Church

Parkinson Caregiver/Receiver

Last Thursday, 10:30 am

Grace Lutheran Church

“A Matter of Balance”

This 8 session class is designed to reduce

the fear of falling and increase

activity levels among older adults. It

includes an exercise program, identifying

our fears and finding options for

overcoming them. We also check our

homes for safety/falling issues. This

curriculum is good for planning ahead

to still do the things we like to do. Anyone

having concerns about falling or

wanting to improve their balance, flexibility,

and strength is encouraged to

attend. Registration is required in order

to provide the needed materials and a

$10 donation is suggested to help cover

the costs. Registration deadline is

March 30th. If you have questions or

would like to register for this class,

please call the CREST office at 235-

3833.

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24,

May 1, 8, 15 & 22

9:30-11:30 am

Evangelical covenant Church

901 Woodland Ave, Fairmont

Lunch & Learn

Join the gang for a delicious lunch & good information about growing older, developing

long term diseases and staying healthy. The 1st Wednesday of each month in

the Sherburn Senior Center at 11:00 am there is no charge, just good fellowship,

fun and food.

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Over 55 Defensive

Driving Program

#6005

Drivers 55 and older are

eligible to receive a 10%

discount on their auto insurance if they

attend these classes every three years.

If it has been more than three years

since you last attended, just the four

hour refresher is needed; no need to

retake the eight hour class. The sessions

are interactive, informative and

interesting, including videos and hand

outs. Attendees are able to fine tune

their driving skills, learn about the latest

in auto technology, traffic laws and

safe driving techniques. Instructor:

Phil Bachman, a Minnesota Highway

Safety Center trained professional.

Fee: $22 for the 4-hour, refresher

course; or $26 for the 8-hour, firsttimers

course.

Refresher Course

A. Mon, Mar 26

B. Mon, May 14

C. Wed, July 11

D. Mon, Aug 13

E. Mon, Sep 10

F. Mon, Oct 8

G. Wed, Nov 7

5:30-9:30 pm

First Timer’s Course

A. Wed & Thurs, May 9 & 10

5:30-9:30 pm

All classes are located at

Fairmont Elementary School

Room 1017 (Budd Room)

Please enter through door #1

Active Living

Guys & Dolls at the Old Log Theater

Wednesday, April 25

#5511 Set in Damon Runyon's mythical

New York City, Guys and Dolls is

an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler,

Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to

set up the biggest craps game in town

while the authorities breathe down his

neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and

nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments

that they've been engaged for fourteen

years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler,

Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky

ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary,

Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys

and Dolls takes us from the heart of

Times Square to the cafes of Havana,

Cuba, and even into the sewers of New

York City, but eventually everyone

ends up right where they belong.

Considered by many to be the perfect

musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran

for 1,200 performances when it opened

on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly

unanimous positive reviews from

critics and won a bevy of awards, including

Tony Awards, Drama Desks

and Oliviers. Fee: $85. (includes

transportation, lunch and show ticket).

Meal choices are: Beef Short Ribs, Dill

Roasted Tilapia, Pasta wit Garden

Marinara, Seared Pork Chop. Please

indicate your meal choice when registering.

The motor coach will depart

from the Fairmont Wal-Mart parking

lot at 8:45 am, Blue Earth Shell Food

Mart 9:15; Winnebago Municipal Center

at 9:30. Deadline to register is

March 28.

Welcome to Medicare

Learning what to do when you become eligible for Medicare can seem overwhelming.

This class is for individuals getting ready to turn 65, those eligible for Medicare

due to a disability, individuals who are already receiving Medicare benefits and

family members. Topics include: a comprehensive introduction to Medicare including

what Medicare covers, supplemental insurance and Part D prescription coverage.

During the class you will learn the Medicare enrollment details, how to get the

most from your benefits and how to research your Medicare plan options. FREE!

Thursday, April 5

6:30-8:30 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Room 1017 (Budd Room)

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Get your GED!

FREE classes

Informal atmosphere




Develop goals with instructor

Work at your own pace

Come and go as desired






Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Strengthen Skills In:

GED exam preparation

Access needs

Take GED pretests

Math & Communication Skills

Prepare a Resume, and More!

ABE/GED Class Schedule

Mondays & Thursdays

Spring Classes End

Monday classes end May 21

Thursday classes end June 28

Fall Classes Begin

week of September 10

7:00-9:00 p.m.

All the above classes held at

Fairmont Elementary School, Rm 158

K-2 Children’s Theatre

Workshop

June 8th, 2018

FOH Tony Awards Party

June 10th, 2018


Distance Learning Opportunities

GED Academy

Online GED Prep

Use the Literacy Lab to:

Learn to Type

Study for Citizenship Test

Improve Reading

Prepare for GED Exam

Develop Basic Computer Skills

Monday thru Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Call 235-3141 to reserve your time

Please enter through Door 15A

Sponsored in cooperation with Southwest

ABE Consortium Check out their new

website at www.southwestabe.org

Summer Event

Series

Civic Summer

Theatre

July 24th-29th, 2018

Belle Amour

August 4th, 2018

June 14th, 2018

FAB 6

June 26th, 2018

Community Party w/

Run Like Hell

July 7th, 2018

3-8 Children’s Theatre

Workshop

August 10th-11th, 2018

August 31st, 2018

- 507 238 4900 - fairmontoperahouse.org - 45 Downtown Plaza - Fairmont, MN - 56031 -

Register Online!

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Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Learning English Language

For Adults

¿Quiere aprender inglés?

Encuentre clases gratis para

adultos






Learn Skills In:

Conversing

Reading

Writing

Computer Knowledge

Understanding American Culture

Evening Class Schedule

Tuesdays

Spring Classes

April 10 - May 22

Fall Classes Begin

September 11

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Daytime Class

Schedule

Miércoles - Wednesdays

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Please contact CER about

sibling care or transportation

needs for daytime classes

En la escuela primaria - Fairmont Elementary School

714 Victoria Street, CER, Room 158, Cuarto 158

Entra a la puerta 15 A - Please enter through Door 15A

Más información? - For more information call

Community Education & Recreation (507) 235-3141

Sponsored by: Community Education & Recreation and

Southwest ABE Consortium

LIFE-WORK PLANNING CENTER

Presents a six-week workshop series for

Women in Transition and Displaced Homemakers

(someone who has lost a partner due to death/disability/divorce/separation):

Strength. Balance. Self-Respect. is a free 6-week workshop

series covering topics such as: Confidence, Stress Management,

Assertive Communication, Boundaries, Decision Making and Goal-

Setting.

Martin County Library, 110 North Park St. Fairmont

Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Call 1-800-369-5166 or 507-345-1577

to register and for more information. www.lwpc.org

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Libraries Rock at the marn county library

Libraries rock at the martin county library

Punk PunkSkunksTrunkShow:

Show:

Stories StoriesthatROCK!

that Tuesday, Tuesday, June 5 June 5

Fairmont Fairmont 1:30 1:30 pm pm

Thursday, Thursday, June 7 June 7

Sherburn Sherburn 3 pm 3 pm

Songs SongsatSylvaniaPark:

Sylvania Free

Freefamilyconcerts!

family concerts!

Thursdays:

Thursdays:

June

June

7, 14,

7,

and

14,

21

and 21

from

from

5-7 pm

57 pm

Harry Potter Yoga:

HarryPoerYoga:

Tell the story with yoga!

Tellthestorywithyoga!

Wednesday, June 13

Wednesday, June 13

Fairmont 2 pm

Fairmont 2 pm

Anjee’s Clay Creations:

Make Anjee’sClayCreaons:

a clay creation!

Tuesday, Makeaclaycreaon!

June 19

Truman Tuesday, 10:30 June am 19

Trimont Truman 3:0010:30 pm am

Trimont 3:00 pm

Lumpa World:

A STEM-World LumpaWorld: adventure!

ASTEMWorldadventure!

Wednesday, June 20

Fairmont Wednesday, 1:30 pm June 20

Truman Fairmont 4:00 pm 1:30 pm

Thursday, Truman June 4:00 21 pm

Sherburn Thursday, 1:30 pm June 21

Trimont 3:30 pm

JunkDrummingCircle:

Comedrumwithus!

us!

Wednesday, Wednesday, June June 27 27

Fairmont Fairmont 3 pm 3 pm

RADZoo:

Zoo:

ReplesandAmphibians!

Reptiles Amphibians!

Thursday,

Thursday,

June

June

28

28

Trimont

Trimont

1:30

1:30

pm

pm

Sherburn 3:30 pm

Sherburn 3:30 pm


Food is Fun!

FoodisFun!

With Our Hy-Vee Dietician

WithOurHyVeeDiecian

Wednesday, July 11

Wednesday,

Truman

July

1:30

11

pm

Truman

Trimont

1:30

3:30

pm

pm

Trimont Wednesday, 3:30 pm July 18

Wednesday, Fairmont July 1:30 18 pm

Fairmont Sherburn 1:303:30 pm pm

Sherburn 3:30 pm

Reading Can Take You Anywhere!

ReadingCanTakeYouAnywhere!

Magic Show

MagicShow Thursday, July 12

Thursday, Truman July 1:30 12 pm

Truman Fairmont 1:30 pm 4 pm

Fairmont 4 pm

VISIT

VISIT www.marncountylibrary.org

www.martincountylibrary.org

for more for info!! more info!!

Kinship is a local non-profit organization with a mission to “improve

lives by establishing quality relationships between individuals and caring

volunteers for the purpose of promoting stability, support, friendship,

and healthy community through mentoring.” Kinship matches

children between the ages of five and 15 with caring adult mentors

from the community. Kinship mentees are awesome kids who are just in need of a

caring adult mentor and support in their lives. Mentors and mentees spend between

three and six hours per month together and matches are expected to last at least one

year. We have many kids on our waiting list and have a huge need for people to

volunteer as mentors, especially men and couples! Together, mentors and mentees

can go fishing, play catch, sew, bake, build furniture, go bowling, play board

games, go for a walk, and much more! If you are interested in being a mentor or

have a child who could benefit from mentoring, please contact Katy Gonzalez at

(507) 848-0955 or email at kinship@kinshipofmartincounty.com. Now it is

even easier to apply as our applications are available online at

www.kinshipofmartincounty.com

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Fairmont Area Early Childhood

Family Education (ECFE) has

programs for families with children

ages birth-5. At ECFE

you will find a fun, informal

place to meet and learn with

other parents, caregivers and

children. Families within and

outside of the Fairmont Area

School District are welcome to

attend! We offer a variety of

class times and topics.

Kinship

Industrial/Commercial

Rummage Sale/Auction

Thurs & Fri, May 3, 4

8:30 am-6:30 pm

Dutch Auction - May 5

9:00 am

Come to the annual Kinship rummage

sale/auction in the Industrial Building

at the Martin County Fairgrounds. For

more information contact Greg Brolsma

at (507) 236-4606 or kinship@kinshipofmartincounty.com

Drop off times for businesses donating

goods: 9:00 am-Noon on April

26, 27, 28 & 9:00 am-5:30 pm on

April 30 and May 1.

APPLY NOW!

HEAD START

Discovery Place Preschool

Discovery Place Preschool is a

“hands on” learning opportunity

for children ages 3-5. Scholarships

and bussing are available.

Call the ECFE Office for more

information 235-6205. Please

see our website for more information

Registration begins

April 3rd for the 2018-2019

school year.

HOW TO REACH US

Fairmont Area ECFE

714 Victoria Street

Fairmont, MN 56031

507-235-6205

Michelle Rosen-Administrator

mrosen@fairmont.k12.mn.us

Cindy Martens-Coordinator

cmartens@fairmont.k12.mn.us

Marlys Rodgers-Parent Educator

mrodgers@fairmont.k12.mn.us

FES = Fairmont

Elementary School

714 Victoria Street, Fairmont

Are you looking for a high quality school readiness program? Head Start

serves children who are 3 and four years old and is accepting applications

for the 2018-19 school year. This program is FREE to eligible families.

Head Start also serves children with a diagnosed disability regardless of

severity. Children do not need to be potty trained to be in the program.

Transportation is provided if available. Four-Star MN Parent Aware Rated

Program. To apply, call 238-1409.

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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BOOKS FOR COMMUNITY BOOKSHELVES

Do you have gently used children’s books that you want to give

away? Fairmont CER (507-235-3141) and we will come and get them

and put them on bookshelves that are located at Options Pregnancy Center, the

laundromat on Park Street, Faribault/Martin County Human Services, Heaven’s

Table food shelf, and outside the 3-6 office at Fairmont Elementary School. The

books can be taken for free by anyone who visits these establishments.

Parenting Matters…

Parenting Matters is a workplace education program that is being offered by the

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation to businesses to empower parents to be

their child’s first and most important teacher. This exciting program is a way your

business can engage your employees and impact the current and future workforce.

Businesses may host a Parent Education Series at your workplace. Classes are usually

set up during the employee lunch hour or before or after a shift.

If you are interested in offering Parenting Matters...a workplace education program

at your business, please contact Teri Steckelberg, Early Childhood Coordinator,

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, at 507-455-3215 ext. 132 or teris@smifoundation.org

Let’s Smile, Inc. is visiting Fairmont Elementary School

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Clinical Preventive Dental Services:

Let’s Smile, Inc.’s services align with the Minnesota Child and Teen checkup standards.

Let’s Smile, Inc. increases access to clinical preventive dental professional services

to children & adolescents for those that have limited or no dental insurance

due to low income by providing the following services:

Provide Basic screening Surveys (BSS) to evaluate for untreated decay, check

for oral cancer, and inspect for the proper development of children & adolescent’s

teeth.

Prophylaxis (dental cleaning) to remove plaque, bacteria, and germs for children

& adolescents, up to 19 years old.

Administer fluoride varnish treatments to strengthen the enamel of teeth for

children & adolescents, up to 19 years old.

Sealants



Provide oral hygiene instructions.

Provide take home bags with toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste per child. Take

home fluoride rinse will be provided if indicated by a high cavity rate.

Please contact April Tordsen,

Licensed School Nurse,

if you would like to sign up!

238-4234 or email:

atordsen@fairmont.k12.mn.us

Let’s Smile, Inc.

About Let’s Smile, Inc.

Let's Smile, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization

based in Steele County since January 2013.

Our mission is to provide, promote, educate, and empower

families about eliminating oral diseases in children, up to

the age of 19, through the power of preventive dental care.

Website: www.letssmileinc.com

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Strong Fathers Strong Families will be presenting

four fun nights for Dads and Kids aged 3 years to 8 years old

A. Monday, April 30

B. Monday, June 25

6:00-7:30

Fairmont Elementary School, Cafeteria B (K-2)

Registration is required for this event. 507-235-3141

June 8-10, 2018

Fairmont ECI Home Visitor

Do you or someone you know have a child from birth to age 5?

Contact the Fairmont Early Childhood Initiative Home Visitor to find out how

all parents and caregivers in the Fairmont area can be supported through personal

visits that will encourage parents and children through the early years.

Connecting with Families: A Home

Visiting Program of the Fairmont Area Early Childhood Initiative

Call the CER office (235-3141) for more information on this FREE program.

Summer Meals…

All Kids Welcome!

18 and Under Free!

July 9- 27 at Fairmont Elementary School

Monday – Friday

Breakfast Served: 8:30 – 9:00 am

Lunch Served: 12:00 – 12:30 pm

Adults can purchase meal tickets for $4.00 in the office

For more information, please call Director of Dining Services at 507-238-2006

USDA is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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“Safe Routes to School”

Walk for Fitness and Fun

Start Walking

Tuesdays , April 10 - May 29

Five different Safe Routes to School (SRTS) will be offered to the public and parochial

elementary schools in Fairmont this Spring. Current Crosswalk Guards and

adult volunteers will walk with the children to their respective schools. Bikers are

also welcome to join. SRTS will operate on Tuesday mornings beginning April 10.

Can you give a half-hour one morning a week to promote safe walking for our

youth? Adult volunteers are needed to walk with youth on 5 different routes. Call

Joe Burns (399-1346) with any questions. The chaperoned routes will begin at the

following locations: Salvation Army, Charlotte Park, Intersection of Day and Orient

Street, Aquatic Park and Bird Park. Parents may drop their kids off at one of

the locations or anywhere along the 5 routes.

Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, April 3 - 8:00 am

FES, Room 158

Please enter through door #15A

Summer Bash #3046

Entering Grades 4-6 Boredom has

no place here! Join three Fairmont Elementary

teachers, Ms. Driscoll, Ms.

Olson, and Ms. Klitzke, for five afternoons

filled with summer fun! Events

include a visit to the Aquatic Park,

Dairy Freeze, a movie, and popcorn,

game play, and tie-dying t-shirts! Fee:

$9 Deadline to register July 3.

Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Fairmont Elementary School

Room 158

Come Join the Fairmont

City Band Musicians Needed!

This volunteer group of musicians

from the Fairmont area provide musical

entertainment, enjoyment, and

good will to the community during its

summer concert series on Tuesday

evenings June 12, 19, 26, July 10 and

Wednesday, July 4 at Sylvania Park

Band Shell. Rehearsals begin at 6:15

pm and concerts are at 8:00. There are

no auditions, tryouts or solos required

to participate, and membership is open

to all instrumentalists, 10th grade and

older. For more information please

contact: Bev Tenney 507-235-3479 or

Dianne Bittenbinder 507-238-2805.

Mini Golf Fun

for Adults

At Fairmont Elementary

#8008 Enjoy a fun time playing on the

indoor elementary phy-ed temporary

mini golf set up. Handicapped accessible

course, Caregivers encouraged to

come with their friends. Free! Preregistration

required due to space

limitations.

Tuesday, April 17

1:45 - 3:15 pm

Fairmont Elementary School

Enter through door #17

(handicapped accessible)

Summer

Community Skates

Tuesday, June 12

6:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday, July 10

Tuesday, July 17

1:00-3:00 pm

$5 admission/skates

(Cannot bring your own skates)

Fairmont Elementary School

Five Lakes Gym

Please enter through door #17

Call CER 507-235-3141

Private Party Information

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


Fairmont Elementary School

STEAM Night

Monday, April 16, 2018

4:30 to 7:00

Fairmont Elementary School

Come explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)

activities from local business. See how these activities are used in area businesses.

We will also have the ExploraDome from the University of Minnesota

which will allow you to experience the universe.

Fairmont Elementary School

Summer Reading Program

Open Check Out

Mondays and Wednesdays

June 25 - Aug 1

(closed July 4)

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Book Club/Legos and Literacy Mondays

For students entering grades 3-6

Mondays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Snacks, Activities, and Prizes

Celebration Day July 30

10:00 am

Stem Storytime Wednesdays

For students entering grades K-2nd

Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, 25

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Snacks, Activities and Prizes

Celebration Day July 25

10:00 am

Wacky Wednesday Challenges

For students entering grades 3-6

Wednesdays, July 18 & August 1

10:00 am - 11:00 am

10:00 am

Please pre-register for planning purposes

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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4HSummerFun!

ProgramsforMembersandNonMembers*

4-H SCIENCE FUN!

Sponsored

&

Join us for a day filled with activities, experiments, lunch,

and MORE! Martin County 4-H invites ALL youth who have

completed grades K-5 (as of June 2018) to attend this

FREE event!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Sylvania Park in Fairmont

PRE-REGISTERATION REQUIRED for this event by June 11!

4-H Day Camp Series: STORY MAKING!

June 13-14, 2018

8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Sylvania Park in Fairmont

Unleash your inner story with us as we explore

storytelling and book arts! Each participant will

leave with their very own book creation!

For ALL youth (4-H and non-4-H’ers) who have completed grades 1-3 (as

of June 2018).

Registration Fee is $5 per camp day. Register by June 1! SPECIAL SE-

RIES RATE: Only pay $8.00 when you sign up for both camp days in

this series by May 25! Scholarships Available

4-H Day Camp Series: NATURE EXPLORERS!

July 18, 19, & 20, 2018

8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Sylvania Park in Fairmont

Be an explorer of nature during a series of fun and engaging

mornings! We will explore and learn about the nature and

wildlife that surrounds us through exciting experiences and

hands-on learning activities!

For ALL youth (4-H and non-4-H’ers) who have completed grades K-2 (as

of June 2018).

Registration Fee is $5 per camp day. Register by July 6!

SPECIAL SERIES RATE: Only $12 when you sign up for all three camp

days in this series by May 25! Scholarships Available

To register or for more information, contact the

Martin County Extension/4-H Office at 507-235-3341, email

mnext-martin@umn.edu, or complete a registration form at:

https://goo.gl/forms/b7IArhBlBfM1MB6s2

*PLEASE NOTE: Youth who are not enrolled in 4-H will be required to complete a signed authorization form prior to

participation. Each of these events require a minimum registration of 10 participants.

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Fight the summer slide! Change a child’s life!

SUMMER READS

VISTA

Apply for Summer 2018!

How will I make a difference?

You will work with peers to fight

the summer slide - the decline of

literacy skills in low-income children

in grades K-3 over the summer.

At summer schools and

community sites, you’ll provide

reading tutoring to children who

are performing below grade-level

and are most in need of support.

VISTAs also lead groups of children

in creative and educational

enrichment activities.

APPLICATION ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING

BASIS FEBRUARY - APRIL 27, 2018

Do I have what it takes?

You should have:

a passion to help children

a desire to make a difference

You must:

serve full-time for 8 weeks

June-August

be 18 years old

be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent

resident, asylee, refugee, or

have DACA status

You may (with approval):

hold an outside part time job

attend school part time

For more information…

VISIT:

mnliteracy.org/volunteers/vista

CONTACT:

Ronelva (Roni) Dauer

rdauer@fairmont.k12.mn.us

507-235-3141

How will I benefit?

Professional development

opportunities

Extensive training and

coaching

$472 bi-weekly living

allowance

$1,252 education award or $276

stipend at end of service

“This was by far one of the best summers I have ever had in my life! I

have never felt so accomplished, yet at the same time have never had

more of a drive to continue to make a difference in children’s lives.”

- A SUMMER READS VISTA

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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1400 South Prairie Ave, Fairmont ■ 507.238.9292 ■ 507.238.3949 (off season)

Early AM Lap Swim

June 11- July 13

M, W & F: 7:00 - 8:30 am

July 17 - August 16

T & TH 7:00 ‐ 8:30 am

Saturday AM Lap Swim

Every Saturday

11:00 am ‐ 12:00 pm

$2.00/time or

Free with 2018 membership

Swimming

Lesson

Registration

Registration begins

April 24 : On- line

April 26: Walk in / phone

Lessons available for all ages .

Private lessons are available .

Call for additional information .

tiny tots swim

tuesday - wednesday - thursday

July 17 - August 16

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Kids ages 0-6 can discover the

splash pool before the Park

opens for public swim.

$1.00/person or

Free with 2018 membership

2018 Membership Prices

Student $95

Adult $115

Family $165

Family w/Caregiver $185

Purchase at the Aquatic Park beginning

June 2, at Fairmont City Hall or on-line at

www.fairmont.org/aquaticstore

Open Swim

June 2 - July 15

Noon - 6:00 pm weekdays

Noon - 8:00 pm weekends

July 16- August 25

Noon - 8:00 pm weekdays

Noon - 8:00 pm weekends

Admission: $5.00 per person

(2 years and up)

Water Fitness Classes

Water Aerobics

June 11- July 13

AM class: M-F 11:00 - 11:45 am

PM class: M, W & F 5:00 - 5:45 pm

July 16- August 17

AM class: M-F 11:00 - 11:45 am

PM class: M, W & F 5:30 - 6:15 pm

August 20 - August 24

Self-led class with equipment

PM class: M, W & F 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Deep Water Walking

July 17 - August 16

Tuesday & Thursday

5:30 - 6:15 pm

$2.00/class or Free with 2018 membership

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Check out our website for special events this summer !

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Register Online!

Visit our Website at: www.fairmont.k12.mn.us/cer


$36 per camp

Sky Camp

Mon, June 18 - Thurs, June 21 at Cedar Creek Park

8:00-12 noon

Come to Cedar Creek Park and touch the sky on this amazing aviation adventure.

We will be building, blasting, and flinging things! On our adventure we will build

rockets, learn about birds, and other flying things. Come with boots for hiking and

an adventurous attitude as we discover the wonders of the sky.

Step Back in Time

Mon, June 25 through Thurs, June 27 at Heritage Acres

8:00-12 noon

Come join us for a fun filled three days at Heritage Acres as we step back in time

and experience a taste of the past. Discover how your ancestors lived by learning

how they cooked, sewed and did other chores. Learn how to make an old fashioned

fishing pole and participate in lots of other fun activities.

Eco-Engineers

Mon, June 18 through Thurs, June 21 at Cedar Creek Park

1:00-4:00 pm

We will be building a bunch this week as we explore the science behind creating

dams in a stream, forts in the woods, and birdhouses for wildlife. We’ll test your

skills at building structures, create an ecosystem, and glue together a sculpture.

Come consider the animal builders of the world and even have a chance to take

some things apart. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

Join us for arts, crafts, games, creative play and more!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Tentative Schedule

June 12 - August 9, 2018

1:00 - 3:00 pm

FREE

Call 235-3141 for more information

Join us for exploration, problem solving and coding activities

Mondays, June 18 - Aug 6

1:00-3:00 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Room 106

Sponsored by City of Fairmont

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Summer Camps

STEM4KIDS

SUMMER DAY CAMP

This 3-day camp is designed to provide experiences in robotics and STEM

for elementary school children. The camp will feature hands-on science activities

and investigations using the scientific method.

WHO:

WHEN:

WHERE:

Children entering grades 1-6 in Fall

Tuesday-Thursday, June 26-28, 2018; 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Fairmont Elementary School

INCLUDES: All activities, lunch, snacks, and t-shirt

COST: $50.00

DEADLINE: Friday, May 25

Register on-line or in person

QUESTIONS:

Email cindy.viesselman@gmail.com

FUNDRAISER FOR FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM

Is your child OBSESSED with Minecraft? Are you

left more confused even after they try to explain the

game to you? No worries, we’re here for you with our

Minecraft Mod Exploration and Creation Camp. The

camp you’ve been searching for your OBSESSED

Minecrafter. Fee: $46

Yes, Minecraft is awesome, but what makes it even more awesome(r)? Yes, that

is mods! At camp, we’re going to unpack the best Minecraft mods and also learn

how to build our very own mod. Yes, we said build! Learn how to program and

build your very own unique mod. Want a super powerful sword, or a mega boss

mod? You got it!

For youth ages 7-14 years old





Passion for Minecraft

Comfortable working with a

computer, mouse and keyboard

Able to sit for 30-45 minutes at

a time taking directions

Able to work in groups in a

multiplayer Minecraft server

Fairmont Elementary School

Room 1017 (Budd Room)

Friday, June 8, 2018

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Please bring a sack lunch.

Pre-register by May 31 with CER

(235-3141) or online at:

fairmontareaschools.portal.rschooltoday.com/

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Archery I #7215A

Grade 5 and up This course is for

youth and adults who are interested in

archery but don’t know where to begin.

Students will learn about: Safety,

Equipment, Shooting Fundamentals,

Marksmanship, Sportsmanship and

Different Shooting Styles. 5 sessions.

Instructor: Chris Engelby. Fee: $34.

Deadline to register June 7.

June 11 - June 15

1:00-2:00 pm

Fairmont High School South Gym

Please use Team Entrance Door

Youth Activities

All equipment furnished through a Minnesota Department of Natural

Resources Archery in our Schools grant with assistance from

Fairmont Firefighters, South Central Gobblers Association, Fairmont

High School Physical Education Department, Fairmont/

Martin County Girl Scouts, and Fairmont CER.

Wheelthrowing/Pottery

Grade 4 thru Adult #5017

This class is for both the beginner and

experienced. Students can make up to

4 pieces. Sign up for one session. A

second visit will be arranged at a later

date to glaze projects. Maximum of 2

students per session. Instructor: Dianne

Bittenbinder. Fee: $41.

Tuesdays

A. July 31

B. Aug 7

C. Aug 14

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Blue Spruce Studio

650 Embassy Road, Fairmont

Archery II #7215B

Grade 5 and up This course is for

youth and adults who have completed

Archery I and would like to work on

their shooting fundamentals and marksmanship.

It will include scoring and

challenging archery games. The shooting

distance will be increased as the

archer improves their accuracy. 5 sessions.

Instructor: Chris Engelby. Fee:

$34. Deadline to register June 7.

June 11-15

2:00-3:00 pm

Fairmont High School South Gym

Please use Team Entrance Door

Summer Ceramics #3517

Ages 6+ Choose your own project for

the session. Call 238-2805 for project

information. Pre-registration at CER is

required due to space limitations. Max

of 8 students per session. Instructor:

Dianne Bittenbinder. Wide range of

project costs plus class fee of $2 per

project. Must register for each session

separately. Please pay instructor at the

studio.

Mondays

A. June 11

B. June 18

C. June 25

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Blue Spruce Studio

650 Embassy Road, Fairmont

Basic Baton Twirling #4556

Entering grades 1 & up Energy! Excitement! Enthusiasm! Baton twirling is an

aerobic sport that promotes physical fitness, flexibility and coordination. It is one

of the very best ways to develop and improve eye-hand coordination and fine motor

skills. Bring your baton and get introduced to this fun sport! Batons will be provided

for use if you do not have your own. Instructor Marilyn Fritzinger. Fee: $19

A. Tuesday, June 19 & Wednesday, June 20

B. Tuesday, Aug 21 & Wednesday, Aug 22

1:00-2:30 pm

C. Tuesday, Oct 9 & Wednesday, Oct 10

3:30-5:30 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Main Gym

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Youth Activities

Canvas Creations #3505

Entering Grades 2-8 You will have fun painting with your friends. Start with a

blank canvas and acrylic paints and learn the basics about brush strokes, mixing

paint and basic painting techniques. This will be an enjoyable time to paint with

friends! You will bring home three creations at the end of class. Display them as

stand-alone or as companion pieces. All materials are supplied. Aprons are available,

but we suggest that you dress accordingly as acrylic paints do not wash out of

clothes. Fee: $76. Deadline to register July 16.

Tuesday-Thursday

July 24, 25, & 26

12:00-2:30 pm

FES, Cafeteria A (3-6)

Registrations/payments received the date the class begins will be charged

an additional $5 processing fee. All walk-ins and late registrations

will be charged the $5 processing fee.

Lego Design 1 #3040

Entering Grades 1-3 Your child will

learn science and math concepts while

working with materials from the Lego

Educational Division. Children will

learn how to use levers, pulleys and

gears in order to build projects such as

carousels, drawbridges and conveyor

belts. This class offers great hands on

learning opportunities for the beginner.

This course will expand your child’s

knowledge of science and math concepts

such as levers, pulleys and gears.

Your child will gain confidence in his/

her ability to understand how simple

machines work. Participants will build

projects including a crane, catapult and

race car. Taught by Staff from Bee

Smart Learning. 3 sessions. Fee: $74.

Deadline to register July 16. Cost

includes a Lego kit for you to take

home!

Tues - Thurs

July 24, 25 & 26

8:30-11:30 am

FES, Cafeteria A (3-6)

Lego Design 2 #3041

Entering Grades 4-8 This class will

focus on building Lego Vehicles with

Lego Technic elements from the Lego

Educational Division. Your child will

gain understanding of how wheels, axels,

levers, and gears work together to

make vehicles move. The children will

have the opportunity to hook up a motor

and battery to their vehicles and race!

Using some of the math and science

concepts learned in school and in this

class, your child will build Battlebots

out of Lego materials from the Lego

Educational Division. (S)he will work

with a team to create vehicles that will

compete in the battle ring! Your child

will learn about torque, tension, force,

friction, and compound gearing. Bring

your imagination and your competitive

spirit, this class is high speed fun!

Taught by Staff from Bee Smart Learning.

3 Session. Fee: $74. Deadline to

register July 16. Cost includes Lego

kit for you to take home!

Tues - Thurs

July 24, 25 & 26

8:30-11:30 am

FES, Cafeteria A (3-6)

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Mother’s Day Flower Garden

Grade 1 and over #4589

Hey kids want to create a flower garden

especially for your mom or grandma?

Give your personal touch to a beautiful

potted garden. Choose her favorite colors

and flowers to show your love for all

she does. (Price includes a container.)

Instructor: Linda Smith. Fee: $15

Tuesday, May 8

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Smith’s Green House

407 E 12th Street, Fairmont

Youth Activities

Miniature Gardens #5046

Grade 1 and over

Hey kids want to check out a

great new hobby? Join Linda Smith for

a fun, hands-on evening where you will

learn the basics of miniature gardening.

You will leave with a fanciful, landscaped

garden when done. Please preregister

with CER (235-3141). Fee:

$20. Includes container, soil, starter

plants, fairy decoration, and fairy.

Monday, May 14

6:00-7:00 pm

Smith’s Greenhouse

407 E 12th Street, Fairmont

Tomato Garden #5050

Join the tomato craze! Bring your mom, dad, or grandparent along to plant a tomato

garden in a pot or bag. Bring it home and watch it grow into a yummy summer treat.

Time permitting, there may be a tour of the greenhouse. Instructor: Linda Smith.

Fee: $10/garden pot.

Tuesday, May 15

3:30-4:30 pm

Smith’s Green House, 407 E 12th Street, Fairmont

Kids in the Kitchen #4562

For Youth Ages 8-11

Do your children like to help

in the kitchen? They can join

the Fairmont Hy-Vee dietitian, Abby

Kipfer, in making two delicious recipes

in the interactive class. Fee: $8. Youth

will be making Mini English Muffin

Pizzas & Fruit Smoothie. Deadline to

register April 18.

Wednesday, April 25

3:15-4:15 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Room 158

Fishing on Hobo Trail

For Grades 3-6 #7502

They’re back and the stories

are bigger than ever! Grab your fishing

pole and join Fairmont’s very own

“Two Grumpy Old Men” Tony Rosener

and Harry Brumbaugh for an evening of

fishing and fun. Bring your own fishing

pole and they will supply the bait along

with plenty of fish stories to boot! Parents

are welcome to join in on the fun.

Free! Pre-registration requested in

order to plan for enough bait!

Tuesday, June 5

6:00-8:00 pm

Hobo Trail, Fairmont MN

Between George and Sisseton Lake

National Walk/Bike

to School Day

May 9, 2018

Hike it, Bike it, You’ll Like it!

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Last summer, several community members gathered to discuss their

personal experiences with race in the “It’s Time to Talk: Forum on

Race” meeting in October 2017. We learned a lot about ourselves

and those around us. These conversations were valuable and have

led to the question of “What are the next steps for the Fairmont

Community?” Join us for an informal meeting where you can share

ideas and work to create plans that help our community become more

inclusive.

Thursday, April 12

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fairmont Elementary School

Budd Room 1017

Questions? Please call Community Education and Recreation (507) 235-3141

Fairmont Community Education & Recreation

Responsible Beverage

Server Training

Monday, May 14, 2018

Red Rock Center for the Arts • 222 East Blue Earth Avenue, Fairmont

Choose Either AM or PM Session

• 10 AM - Noon OR 7 PM - 9 PM

two FREE Trainings

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

For more information, contact:

MCSAP Coalition: 507-236-4118

Law Enforcement: 507-348-4481

MCSAP

MARTIN COUNTY

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

Training approved by the MN Department of

Public Safety, Alcohol & Gambling Division

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108 S James Street Northrop

Jon Jenks, Principal

Ph: 436-5547 E-mail: sjlprincipal@gmail.com

www.stjameslcms.org

Preschool to Eighth Grade

114 E 4th Street North Truman

Marty Miller, Principal

Ph: 776-6541 E-mail: millersports5@frontier.com

www.stpaulstruman.com

Preschool to Eighth Grade & Daycare

201 Oxford Street Fairmont

Brian Kube, Principal

Ph: 238-9492 E-mail:bkube@splfairmont.org

www.splfairmont.org

Preschool to Eighth Grade

Martin Luther

High School

315 Martin Luther Drive Northrop

Paul Steinhaus, Principal

Ph: 436-5249

E-mail: paulsteinhaus@martinlutherhs.com

www.martinlutherhs.com

Honoring Christ...Welcoming All

Accredited by NLSA

Nurturing Atmosphere

Bussing Available

Qualified Teachers

Extra-curricular Activities Latest Technology

Small Class Size

Exceptional Fine Arts

Scholarships Provided

Come experience what Christ

in the curriculum & culture can do!

All students are welcome.

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Safety & Training

FIREARM SAFETY

TRAINING

2018 Spring Class Schedule:

ALL CLASSES BEGIN AT 6:30 PM

April, 9, 12, 16, 23, 26, 30

May 3, 7, 10, and May 17 Final Test

Field Day Exam-Saturday, May 12

8:00-12:00 noon

Fairmont Elementary School

Cafeteria A (3-6)

714 Victoria Ave

Fairmont, MN 56031

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:

YOU NEED TO CONTACT SOME-

ONE, IF YOU ARE GOING TO

MISS A CLASS!

Brad Wells 235-5433

There is No Pre-registration

Boating Safety Course

Home-Study Packet

This free home-study course allows

boaters age 12-17 to earn their watercraft

operator’s permit. Adults can receive

a certificate of completion

(mandatory to operate a boat in some

states and Canada). Packets will be

available at the Martin County Law

Enforcement Center.

Active Living Packages

Available for Family Gatherings

Snowshoes, Bocce Ball, Croquet,

Geocaching, Outdoor Volleyball Nets,

Frisbee golf, Softball Equipment,

Basketball, Football, Soccer

For more details contact:

Fairmont Community Ed & Rec

(507) 235-3141

Classroom & Behind-the-Wheel

Instruction

Offered to Fairmont Area Students

through GHEC Schools

Taught by

Bob Millette and Rick Uttech

Instructors are Certified by

Minnesota Department of Education

Monday-Friday

June 4-8 & June 11-15

12:30-3:30 pm

Fairmont Opera House

Lower Level

Recommended Parent Meeting

Monday, June 4

5:00-6:30 pm

Students need not attend

Fairmont Opera House

Lower Level

$300

30 hour classroom

and

6 hours behind-the-wheel

or

Behind-the-Wheel

$30/hr

For information and/or registration

form contact Bob Millette at

(c) 236-4058

email at

millette@midco.net

Visit our new website:

fmtareadriversed.com

Deadline to register is May 25

Bike Rodeo

Tuesday, April 17

3:30 pm

Watch for more information

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Zumba “Flair” #8012

Perfect for mature adults who

are looking for a slightly

modified Zumba class that

recreates the original dance moves you

love at a lower-intensity. The design

of the class introduces easy-to-follow

Zumba choreography that focuses on

balance, range of motion and coordination.

Come ready to sweat, and prepare

to leave empowered and feeling

strong. Class focuses on all elements

of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular

conditioning, inner core, flexibility and

balance! It’s time to live with a

“Flair”! 6 sessions. Instructor Sue

Mosloski. Fee: $33. Drop-in fee:

$5.50

Mondays

A. March 26 - April 30

Wednesdays

B. March 28 - May 2

5:30 - 6:30 pm

FES, Cafeteria B (K-2)

Please enter through door #21

Heritage Acres

507 West Lake Avenue,

Fairmont, MN 56031

An agricultural interpretive center

designed to tell the ongoing story of

farming

Persons interested in displaying or participating

in historic events at Heritage

Acres are encouraged to contact Jerry

Simon at 507-236-1257. Special areas

of need include:

Demonstrate history in all buildings

(pioneering skills)

Parking attendants

Kitchen

Heritage Acres Workday

(Thursdays, 9-12 noon)

Instructors for activities such as

wood stove cooking and blacksmithing

Special Event Dates

June 8, 9 & 10

July 4

August 12 (Threshing)

October 14 or 21 (Fall Festival)

Martin County Pioneer Museum

304 E. Blue Earth Avenue, Fairmont

www.fairmont.org/mchs

235-5178

Open Mon-Fri

8:30 am-noon, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Historic power point presentations about Martin County’s history and interviews

with Martin County veterans will be shown at the Pioneer Museum from April

through October . All presentations begin at 2:00 pm. *Watch the Photo Press

and Sentinel for the name of the Martin County Veteran being interviewed

and shown.

April 17 - The History of Martin County

May 15 - Fairmont High School History

May 22 - Veteran’s Program: TBD

June 19 - Martin County Mysteries

June 26 - Veteran’s Program: TBD

July 17 - Interlaken Park

July 24 - Veteran’s Program: TBD

August 21 - History of Martin County Fair

August 28 - Veteran’s Program: TBD

September 25 - Veteran’s Program: TBD

October 23 - Martin County Blizzards

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Track and Field

Fairmont Elementary Track Meet

For Current 5th & 6th Graders

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

5:30-7:15 Check-in will begin at 5:10

Fairmont High School, Bonk Track

#7600

Individual Track Events: 100 meter dash, 300 meter dash, 800 meter run, 55 meter

very low hurdles Field Events: Light weight shot put and long jump. Relay

Track Event: 4 x 100 meters Athletes can form a relay ahead of time. Those who

don’t have a relay can be put on a relay the day of the meet. Each person will receive

a participant ribbon. Winners of each individual event by grade and gender

will also receive first place ribbons. Coaches will include Mr. Bob Bonk, Fairmont

High School Head Track and Field Coach, other coaches, Questions: please call the

CER Office (235-3141) or email coachbonk@yahoo.com. Pre-registration is preferred

with CER by May 10 or bring to meet on May 15. FREE!

Cardinal Run Camp - Track and Field

Current 4-6 Graders

Mondays & Wednesdays

April 23 - May 9

5:30-6:45 pm

Fairmont High School, Bonk Track

Introduction to running events, very low hurdles, jumps and throwing. We will

work on stretching exercises, proper form and drills. Some of the Fairmont High

School Track and Field athletes will be joining us. Campers are invited to participate

in the Fairmont Elementary Track Meet on May 15. Instructors: Holly

Neusch and Bethany Faber. Fee: $15. Deadline to register April 16.

Biking in Minnesota #6001

Discover how to get into biking year

round. In this class you will learn how

to get into biking inexpensively, finding

a proper fitted bike, type of gear needed,

and simple maintenance to keep your

bike running well. You will be amazed

at what you can do! Class is FREE!

Please pre-register to ensure class is

held.

Tuesday, April 17

6:30-7:30 pm

Fairmont Elementary School

Cafeteria A (3-6)

Disc Golf Intro #6002

Disc golf is a great lifetime sport. It is

easy to learn, a healthy activity and accessible

to people of all ages and fitness

levels. Come and throw some discs,

learn about the rules of playing, throwing

techniques, leagues, and Fairmont’s

3 Disc Golf Courses. If you can throw a

Frisbee and you like to have fun, you

can play disc golf. For more information

on Fairmont’s courses visit:

www.cedarcreekdiscgolf.com/ Class is

FREE! Please pre-register to ensure

class is held.

Thursday, April 19

7:00 pm

FES, Little Cardinal Gym

Active Living Trails

Check out the new interactive maps!

They can be found by going to:

fairmont.org under the “citizens” tab.

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Fairmont Area Track and Field Camp

For students in Fairmont and surrounding area

Entering grades 5, 6 & 7 in Fall 2018

#7598 The goal of this camp is to introduce the young athletes to the wide variety

of events in track and field. Each day, Monday through Wednesday, we will have

three rotations of about 20 minutes each. During the three days together participants

will have an opportunity to take part in the jumps, throws, training hurdles,

running and relays. On Thursday, we will have a track and field meet for all the

participants. All will be timed and measured in the various events of their choosing.

Coaches: Bob Bonk, FHS Head Track & Field Coach, other coaches, college

athletes, high school athletes. Questions: please call the CER Office (235-3141) or

email coachbonk@yahoo.com. Fee: $20 (with no shirt) If you want a shirt, please

purchase from Coach Bonk at 11:30 am on any of the camp days ($10 cash only).

Deadline to register May 31.

Monday, June 4 - Thursday, June 7

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Fairmont High School, Bonk Track

SATURDAY

MORNING

JUNE 16

7:45am Youth Event

25 yard swim – 5k bike – ½ mile run

8:15am Olympic Event

1.5k swim – 40k bike – 10k run

8:30am Duathlon

5k run – 20k bike – 5k run

8:30am 5K

F A I R M O N T

Gomsrud Park • Fairmont, MN

FairmontTriathlon.org

Everyone is invited to

FairmontTriathlon.org

PARTICIPATE or SPECTATE!

Track and Field

& DUATHLON

new start

time!

new event!

9:00am Liz Gomez Sprint Event

¼ mile swim – 20k bike – 5k run

2018

40th Annual

Fairmont Summer Run

Saturday, July 28, 2018

5-mile run - 8:30 am

2-mile run-walk - 9:30 am

1/4-mile run-walk - 10:00 am

1/2-mile run-walk - 10:05 am

Once again the headquarters for this

year’s run is Fairmont High School,

Field House. The races will be run on

quiet streets and asphalt trails. All races

wills tart and finish at the high

school track. Call the CER Office in

June (235-3141) to request forms to pre

-register. Pre-registration before July

25 is highly encouraged. Race day

registration at Fairmont High School

will begin at 7:30 am and will close 10

minutes prior to each race. There is no

extra charge for the Team Competition.

The field of runners is usually made up

of people of all ages and abilities, and

come from Fairmont, neighboring

communities, and the Twin Cities area.

This event is organized by Fairmont

Area Runners and coordinated by the

CER office. Sponsorship and support

is made available through the local professional

and business community.

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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CER/FSA

Summer

Rec Soccer

July 23 - August 22


All Summer Soccer will be held

Mondays and Wednesdays

at the

Fairmont Soccer Complex

(located on South Prairie Ave, south of the Aquatic Park)

U6 Girls & U6 Boys (all play)

Born in 2012 and 2013

Sessions: Mon & Wed 5:30-6:30 pm

Fee is $42

U8 Girls & U8 Boys (all play)

Born in 2010 and 2011

Sessions: Mon & Wed 7:00-8:00 pm

Fee is $42

U10 Girls & U10Boys (8 vs 8 - all play)

Born between 2008 and 2009

Sessions: Mon & Wed evenings

Fee is $52

Team shirts will be provided. Each player

must also wear soccer socks, shin guards,

and tennis shoes/cleats. Players will be

contacted by mid-July.

Birthdate guidelines have changed

Please carefully check which age group your child will play in

Registration: Online only! The link to register will open on Thursday,

April 19, 2018—www.fairmontsoccer.org

Coaches, team coordinators and sponsors are needed. Please sign up

to coach when registering your child. Registration is only being done

online. Parents will need to set up an account with Sports Engine

prior to registering. Instructions to set up an account are located on

the FSA website.

A late registration fee of $10.00 will be added after June 4. A late

fee of $20.00 will be added after July 2.

British Challenger Soccer Camps will be

holding a week-long camp in Fairmont for

kids ages 3 - 18 at the Fairmont Soccer

Complex during the week Monday, July 9

through Friday, July 13. Register on-line

at www.challengersports.com.

REC Director Position Needed!

$15/hour with provisions, and your children play for free! Pre-Season

and Rec-Season hours. Call Mike Dietz at 507-399-4640 for more

information!

www.fairmontsoccer.org

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CER Gymnastics Program

Fairmont Elementary School

714 Victoria Street

Please use door #21

Instructors: Cheri Leiding and Staff

Classes are an introduction to gymnastics with emphasis on enhancing

coordination, balance, strength, listening, and learning

gymnastic skills in a safe and fun environment. Fee: $67

Summer Program #7602

Monday thru Thursday

June 4 - 7 and 11 - 14

A. 4:30-5:15 pm Preschool Classes age 3-4

B. 4:30-5:15 pm K-Gym Classes age 5-6

C. 5:15-6:00 Preschool Classes age 3-4

D. 5:15-6:00 K-Gym Classes age 5-6

Fall Program #3552

Wednesdays

September 5 - Oct 24 (8 weeks)

A. 4:30-5:15 pm Preschool Classes age 3-4 (age 3 by September 1)

B. 4:30-5:15 pm K-Gym Classes age 5-6

C. 5:15-6:00 Preschool Classes age 3-4 (age 3 by September 1)

D. 5:15-6:00 K-Gym Classes age 5-6

Beginning tennis fundamentals with other fun activities. Fairmont USA 123 Tennis

has programs that are specially designed for several different age groups. Fun

is a priority! Fee: $45. Rackets may be purchased from the instructor the first

day of class for a nominal fee. For more information please contact Camp Director

Eric Johnson at 236-6521 Participants can register for both sessions, if desired.

Listen to KSUM/KFMC for rain cancellations

Session 1

June 11 - June 22

(Monday-Friday)

A. Ages 7-10 8:00-8:45 am

B. Ages 11-14 8:50-9:35 am

High School Tennis Courts

Session 2

July 9 - July 20

(Monday-Friday)

C. Ages 7-10 8:00-8:45 am

D. Ages 11-14 8:50-9:35 am

High School Tennis Courts

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Camp Directed by Patti Ford, Women’s Volleyball Coach

Fairmont High School Gym

Fairmont, MN

Monday, June 18-Wednesday, June 20

Entering Grades 4-6 9:00 -11:00 am $55

Entering Grades 7-9 11:15 - 1:15 pm $55

Entering Grades 10-12 Individual/Small group Lessons

1:30-2:30 pm (Monday & Tuesday Only) $50

The philosophy of these camps is that fundamentals build a

strong foundation. The camps are designed to introduce

young and experienced players to the sport of volleyball. All

beginning, intermediate and advanced players will benefit

from these instructional camps.

Campers receive top-notch instruction and training based on

basic skills, advanced techniques, position specific training,

team tactics, and competition preparation.

Deadline to register by June 1

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Little Ladies Basketball

Ages Pre-K & Kinder

#7613A

Introduce your little lady to the great

game of basketball! Using silly songs,

games, and lots of physical activity,

girls will learn the building blocks of

basketball skills. This is a noncompetitive

first look at dribbling,

passing, shooting and even defense...

With an emphasis on fun! Wear gym

shoes, socks, t-shirts and shorts for

comfort. Parents are invited to attend.

Instructor: Sara Gudahl. 5 sessions.

Fee: $36. Deadline to register June 8

to ensure receipt of shirt.

June 18-22

8:00-8:50 am

FES, Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

Girls Basketball Level 1

Grades 1 & 2

#7613B

Begin laying the foundation for the

game of basketball in the fun and exciting

skill-based camp. Girls will learn

important first skills like dribbling,

passing, shooting, and playing defense.

This is a non-competitive camp designed

to improve skills and show girls

how much fun basketball can be!

Wear gym shoes, socks, t-shirts and

shorts for comfort. Parents are invited

to attend. Instructor: Sara Gudahl. 5

sessions. Fee: $36. Deadline to register

June 8 to ensure receipt of shirt.

June 18-22

9:00-9:50 am

FES, Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

Registrations/payments received the date the class begins will be charged

an additional $5 processing fee. All walk-ins and late registrations

will be charged the $5 processing fee.

Girls Basketball Level 2 #7613C

Grades 3 & 4 Developing basketball

skills and game situation knowledge is

the focus of this fun and exciting intermediate

camp. In addition to covering

basketball basics, girls will be introduced

to lay-ups, free-throws, and advanced

passing and defensive skills.

Girls should be able to dribble with

both hands and shoot at a 10’ basket.

In this level, girls will be divided into

teams and will begin learning how to

play the half-court and full-court game

of basketball. Girls will learn to value

the team concept as they learn to work

together for a common goal. Wear

gym shoes, socks, and shorts for comfort

Parents are invited to attend. Instructor:

Sara Gudahl. 5 sessions.

Fee: $36. Deadline to register June 8

to ensure receipt of shirt.

June 18-22

10:00-10:50 am

FES, Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

Girls Basketball

Level 3 #7613D

Grades 5 & 6 Join us for a week of

great basketball as we review the basics,

add some new skills, play games

and have fun in this advanced skills

camp! All the basics will be covered,

from ball handling to shooting and

passing. But this camp goes beyond

the basics by introducing offensive and

defensive patterns and advanced shooting

and passing techniques. Girls ready

for this level can dribble confidently

with eyes up, shoot comfortably at the

basket, and have some experience playing

in games. Wear gym shoes, socks, t

-shirts, and shorts for comfort. Parents

are invited to attend. Instructor: Sara

Gudahl. 5 sessions. Fee: $36. Deadline

to register June 8 to ensure receipt

of shirt.

June 18-22

11:00-11:50 am

FES, Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

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I-90 Boys Basketball

Entering Grades PreK-1

#7615A

Participants will be working on the

fundamental skills of shooting, dribbling,

and passing. They will be introduced

to 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 basketball.

Players should wear gym shoes, socks,

t-shirts and shorts for comfort. Fee:

$34. Shorts included! Must preregister

by May 31 to ensure receipt

of shorts.

Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28

8:30 am - 9:15 am

FES, Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

Boys’ Basketball

I-90 Boys Basketball

Entering Grades 2-3

#7615B

Participants will be working on the fundamental

skills of shooting, dribbling,

and passing. They will be introduced to

3 on 3 and 5 on 5 basketball. Players

should wear gym shoes, socks, t-shirts

and shorts for comfort. Fee: $36.

Shorts included! Must pre-register by

May 31 to ensure receipt of shorts.

Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28

9:30 am - 10:30 am

FES, Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

I-90 Boys Basketball #7615C

Entering grades 4-6

Boys will continue working on the fundamental skills of shooting, dribbling, passing

3 on 3 and 5 on 5 basketball. There will be awards for “Mr. Hustle”, “Mr. Hot

Shot”, and “Mr. Globetrotter”. Players should wear gym shoes, socks, t-shirts and

shorts for comfort. Fee: $38. Shorts included! Must pre-register by May 31 to

ensure receipt of shorts.

Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

FES, Little Cardinal Gym (Annex)

Registrations/payments received the date the class begins will be charged

an additional $5 processing fee. All walk-ins and late registrations

will be charged the $5 processing fee.

I-90 Boys Basketball

#7615D

Entering grades 7-9

Boys will continue working on the fundamental

skills of shooting, dribbling,

and passing. They will play 3 on 3 and

5 on 5 basketball. There will be awards

for “Mr. Hustle”, “Mr. Hot Shot”, and

“ Mr. Globetrotter”. Players should

wear gym shoes, socks, t-shirts, and

shorts for comfort. Fee: $44. Shorts

included! Must pre-register by May

31 to ensure receipt of shorts.

Monday, June 11 - Thursday, June 14

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Fairmont High School, Main Gym

I-90 Boys Basketball

#7615E

Entering grades 10-12

Boys will continue working on the fundamental

skills of shooting, dribbling,

and passing. They will play 3 on 3 and

5 on 5 basketball. There will be awards

for “Mr. Hustle”, “Mr. Hot Shot”, and “

Mr. Globetrotter”. Players should wear

gym shoes, socks, t-shirts, and shorts

for comfort. Fee: $44. Shorts included!

Must pre-register by May 31 to

ensure receipt of shorts.

Monday, June 11 - Thursday, June 14

3:45 - 5:30 pm

Fairmont High School, Main Gym

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FCA Junior Sports Camp

The 2018 camp theme is STRONG.

For students entering grades 3 – 8

Tuesday July 17, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday July 18, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fairmont High School

Cost: $50.00 (family discounts and scholarships available)

Three days designed to improve character and athletic skills.

Staffed by area high school coaches and high school athletes.

Activities Offered: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Softball,

Tennis & Track, Football, Baseball, Dance

Register online at the FCA website: www.minnesotafca.org/fairmont-jsc

For more information contact

Rex Hernes at 848-1872

markhernes3@gmail.com

John Conway

jconway@fca.org

“I have fought the

good fight, I have

finished the race, and I

have remained faithful.”

2 Timothy 4:7

Tiny Tots Sports Camp

For youth ages 3-5 years old

(with parent/grandparent)

Tiny Tots Sports Camp prepares children ages 3-5 for organized sports in a fun,

non-threatening environment. Parents will interact with their child as they learn

aspects of hand & eye coordination, balance, throwing, catching, locomotor skills,

juggling, rhythms, muscle memory, kicking, jumping, and basic movement skills.

This camp offers a variety of sports including Soccer, T-ball, Basketball, Volleyball,

Softball, and Rhythms. Children will have the opportunity to play with others,

making friendships along the way. Instructor: Deb Heinrich. 4 sessions. Fee:

$20. Deadline to register April 17.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

April 24-May 3

6:00-7:00 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Five Lakes Gym

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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CER Flag Football #7214

Boys & Girls entering grades 1-3 this fall

Practice & Games (Tentative)

Mondays and Tuesdays

August 27 - Sept 25

6:00 - 7:00 pm

All practices & games are held at Fairmont Soccer Fields

Registration Fee: $34 Pre-register by August 15

A $10 late fee will be added

Mouth guards are required for all participants

Flag Football Coordinator Needed - Coordinator will receive a stipend.

For more information call Roni Dauer at the CER office 235-3141.

Coaches are needed. Please call the CER Office to volunteer.

FAIRMONT AREA

Youth Tackle Football

Kids entering 4 th , 5 th , and 6 th Grade

Games will be played on Saturday mornings at Mankato East High School in September

and October as part of the MNMYF football program (transportation not

provided). Practices will be held in the evenings at the Fairmont area practice fields

2 days per week. Kids will be equipped with new or next to new equipment i.e. helmets

and shoulder pads, and pants. Players are required to have their own shoes and

mouthguard. Check http://www.fairmontareafootball.com/ for more details regarding

registration.

Cardinal Football Camp

Grades 4-8

Monday, July 23 -- Thursday, July 26

5:00-6:30 pm

Fairmont Jr/Sr High School, Practice Field

This camp is designed to develop the skills and fundamentals that will be the foundation

for your success in the game of football. Join Mat Mahoney, FHS Head

Football Coach and staff as they guide you thru specific position coaching and drill

work to bring you to the next level. Fee $35 includes Gatorade daily & T-shirt.

Deadline to register July 20.

Fairmont Football Golf Outing

Friday, August 10

Interlaken Golf Course

Shotgun start will begin at 1:00 pm

For more information go to:

www.fairmontareafootball.com

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First 60 juniors to sign up for this exciting summer program

$20 per child/Maximum $50 per family

Do not have to be a member of Interlaken Golf Club

Players are drafted by coaches and put on a sponsored team with 5 other juniors.

Weekly competitions involve flag prizes, individual prizes and team prizes. End

of the year banquet for award presentations. Everyone plays! We determine a

starting point for each junior so that they can compete against all the other juniors

no matter what age or ability. This is the second year running and we have added

more events and more fun highlighted with a nite-lite glow ball tournament.

There is no traveling and the price is unbeatable.

Golf clubs will be available if needed!

Registration is through Interlaken Golf Club (Forms are available at CER).





All Practices will be 1 hour

Sunday, June 10 - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, June 12 - 10:00 am

Sunday, June 17 - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, June 19 - 10:00 am

Contact: Paul Baldus

P.G.A. Golf Professional

507-238-1693

paulpro_2000@yahoo.com









All competitions will be 1 1/2 - 2 hours

Saturday, June 30 - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 7 - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, July 10 - 10:00 am

Friday, July 13 - 7:00 pm Glow Ball event

Saturday, July 14 - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, July 17 - 10:00 am

Saturday, July 21 - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 28 - 3:00 pm Banquet to follow

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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WHO:

Youth Sports

Girls’ Softball #7210

Instructional league for girls entering grades 2 and over

WHEN: Practice begins the week of June 4. Practices/Games are

held on Mondays & Wednesdays. 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Last game July 11. (No Softball Wed, July 4).

WHERE: All games will be played at Fairmont Elementary diamonds.

MEETING: Informational meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Cafeteria (3-6)

FEE: $34 (includes team t-shirt)

DEADLINE: Pre-register by May 11 or a $10 late fee will be added

Adult Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Coaches Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Cafeteria B (K-2)

Please pre-register – for more information contact CER 235-3141.

T-Ball #7211

WHO: Instructional league for girls and boys

Ages 4 (as of January 1, 2018) to entering grade 3

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 – July 12, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

WHERE: Fairmont High School, Football Practice Fields

MEETING: Informational meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Cafeteria A (3-6)

FEE: $34 (includes team t-shirt)

DEADLINE: Pre-register by May 11 or a $10 late fee will be added

Adult Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Coaches Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 pm

Fairmont Elementary School, Cafeteria B (K-2)

Please pre-register – for more information contact CER 235-3141

Kiwanis Baseball

Boys & Girls Entering Grades 2-4

Registration Nights

A. Friday, April 6, 4:30-7:30 pm

FES during the Family Fun Fair

B. Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-7:45 pm at FES, Cafeteria B (K-2)

Coaches Meeting

Thursday, May 10, 7:00-8:15 pm at FES, Cafeteria B (K-2)

Season begins the week of May 22 thru July 12

All practice and games will be played at Fairmont Elementary School, Ball

Diamonds on Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6:00-7:15 pm. Fee: $35 for 1st child, $30

for each additional child. After May 9 a $10 late fee will be added per family.

Please call Ian Bents (236-4188) with questions.

Registration is through the Kiwanis program - (Forms may be dropped off at CER)

Watch for registration forms at school

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Leagues

Team Registration Procedure

A completed team roster must be turned into Community Education and Recreation,

714 Victoria Street, Fairmont Elementary School, Fairmont, MN 56031. No

team will be included on the schedule unless the team fee has paid. For further

information, contact the CER Office 507-235-3141.

CO-REC SAND

VOLLEYBALL

Summer 2018

Organizational Meeting

Monday, April 16, 7:00 pm

FES, Cafeteria B (K-2)

Team Registration Deadline

May 18

CO-REC SOFTBALL

Summer 2018

Organizational Meeting

Tentative, April 16, 7:30 pm

FES, Cafeteria B (K-2)

Adult Pick-up Softball

Mondays, June 4 - Aug 27

6:30

Fairmont Elementary School

(field along Orient Street)

For more information contact:

Char Kahler

chark@kaco.net

235-9837

Woodcarvers Group

Join the area woodcarving group!

Open to all interested woodcarvers or

“would be” carvers. Call Ken Rusch

(235-6712) with questions. Come to

one meeting or come to all! Enter

through Door 15A on the south side of

Fairmont Elementary School.

4th Tuesday of each month

Sept thru May (not Dec)

7:00-9:00 pm

Fairmont Elementary, Room 160

CO-REC VOLLEYBALL

Fall 2018/Winter 2019

2017 Fall League

Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 pm

FES, Cafeteria A

(Play begins Thursday, October 4)

Team Registration Deadline Sept 27

2019 Winter League

Organizational Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 6:30 pm

FES, Cafeteria A

(Play begins January 10, 2019)

Team Registration Deadline Jan 3

Open Gym Volleyball

Tuesdays, thru Apr 24, 2018

FES, Annex Gym

$2.50 admission charge at the door

7:00-9:00 pm

Fall 18 - Winter 19

Tuesdays, Sep 18 - Apr 30

FES, Annex Gym

Thank You

To our volunteers and supporters

Volunteer Literacy Tutors

Youth Sports Coach Volunteers

Grace Lutheran Church Missions

Martin County Youth Foundation

CER Citizens Advisory Council

Southern Minnesota Initiative

MC Substance Abuse Prevention

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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4 Easy Ways to Register

1. MAIL-IN:

Checks payable to

Fairmont CER

714 Victoria Street Rm 158

Fairmont, MN 56031

Send registration form and payment

3. DROP-OFF:

Fairmont CER

714 Victoria Street Door

Door 15A (south side of school)

Fairmont MN 56031

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer Hours 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

2. PHONE-IN:

Have a catalog handy!

Call (507) 235-3141

Fax (507) 235-4640

Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Use your credit or debit card to pay

4. ONLINE:

Register & pay with your

credit card via our website at:

fairmontareaschools.portal.

rschooltoday.com in the CER

dropdown box.

REGISTER ON TIME TO SAVE MONEY

Persons interested in enrolling in a Community Education class may register

by these four easy methods. Most programs have limited enrollment

and are filled on a first-paid, first served basis. New Payment Policy: Payment

must accompany registration to ensure enrollment in a class. Registrations

without payment will be put on hold until payment is received.

Registrations/payments received the date the class begins will be charged

an additional $5 processing fee. All walk-ins and late registrations will

be charged the $5 processing fee. Participants are strongly encouraged

to register early. These changes are made in an effort to provide quality

service through an enrollment process more efficient and fair to all participants.

If you have questions regarding this change, please feel free to

contact the Community Education office at (507) 235-3141. Each class

has a minimum required enrollment. If this minimum is not met one week

prior to a class starting, the class will be canceled and enrollment fees returned.

CONFIRMATION

No News is Good News! Once your fee is paid, you are officially registered.

Plan to attend the first session as scheduled. You will be notified

only if the class is cancelled.

FOR EMERGENCY CANCELLATIONS

When bad weather or other emergencies cause cancellation of the regular

day school program, community education activities during the day or immediately

after school are also cancelled. Evening activities may be held if

there is significant improvement in the emergency situation. When an

emergency develops during the day, we will attempt to broadcast evening

cancellation notices over KSUM/KFMC radio or on our Facebook page.

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Register Early!

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number of youth scholarships are available for certain youth activities

for students in the Fairmont Area School District. Please contact your

school Social Worker for more information or the CER office after June 1.

PHOTOS

Fairmont Community Education and Recreation periodically takes pictures

of participants in our classes and during other sponsored activities. These

photos may be used in the community education catalog or other promotional

materials. If you do not wish to have your picture taken or published, you

must provide us written notice in advance.

EMAIL INFORMATION

When you fill out the email address on your registration, it allows us to send

class reminder messages, instructor or weather cancellations on a quicker

basis, as needed. We will never give your information to any other agency; it

is strictly for use by Fairmont Community Education and Recreation.

Fairmont Community Education & Recreation

Fairmont Community Education and Recreation

Class Registration Form

Phone: (507) 235-3141

Website: fairmontareaschools.portal.rschooltoday.com

Adult or Parent Name: ____________________________

Adult Senior

Child Name: ________________________________________Birth Date __________Grade_______

Address: _____________________________________ City ___________________Zip___________

Home Phone: ____________________________Work/Cell phone: ___________________________

E-Mail Address:________________________________________ Shirt Size (if applicable); _______

Course # Course Title Fee

______________ ___________________________________________ ___________________

______________ ___________________________________________ ___________________

______________ ___________________________________________ ___________________

______________ ___________________________________________ ___________________

Method of payment: Cash Check Visa MasterCard

Card Number: __________-___________-____________-____________ Exp. Date____________

Signature: ____________________________________ Date:______________________

(Pictures may be taken at CER activities and used for publicity purposes.)

(Please advise CER if this is not desirable.)

For more information, call (507) 235-3141

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Fairmont Elementary School

Friday, April 6 2018

4:30-7:30 pm

$8/family or $4/person

JOIN US FOR THIS FUN-PACKED

NIGHT OF FAMILY FUN

Acme Magic Factory

5:45 pm & 7:00 pm

&

The Remarkable Reptiles

ISD 2752 NONPROFIT ORG

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND RECREATION US POSTAGE PAID

714 VICTORIA STREET PERMIT #218

FAIRMONT, MN 56031-4364 FAIRMONT, MN 56031

ECRWSS

POSTAL PATRON

Sponsored by: Healthy Youth Committee and Fairmont CER

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