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Adult Classes

                   General Interest/Crafts

 

Watercolor Painting- “Birch Tree Lake Scene”

Thurs., Oct. 24               5:30-9:30pm               A140                   $15

A Beautiful Lake scene with some native Birch trees is what you will be creating. Anyone can paint using Gail’s step-by-step process. Its fun, easy and you will go home with a beautiful painting you created!   Pay a $12 supply fee to instructor at the class.

                                                        Enter Door # 3

Porch Sign

Thurs., Nov. 7               6:00-8:30pm         H.S. Cafeteria         $40

Porch Signs are In! Now make your own. No crafting skills are needed. Choose from 3 designs- (Welcome, Home with the state of MN. in it, and Let it snow) You will paint a wooden sign using a stencil. Register today, as space is limited. All Materials provided.                                                            Enter Door # 6

 

Oil Painting- “Landscape with Old Building

Thurs., Nov. 7               5:30-9:30pm             A140                   $15

A Beautiful Landscape is what you will be creating. Anyone can paint using Gail’s step-by-step process. Its fun, easy and you will go home with a beautiful painting you created!   Pay a $12 supply fee to instructor at the class.                                   Enter Door # 3

 

 

Winter Porch Pots

Thurs., Nov. 21               5:30-7:30pm          M143                     $50

Come and create your own unique winter porch pot to use in your outside holiday decorating. A variety of greenery and decorations will be provided for you to use. Bring your own container or use the one provided. Pictures are only an example. You will create your own unique creation.

 

Watercolor Painting

Mon., Nov. 25               5:30-7:00pm       A140                    $25

The Ladies from 321 Art Studio will show you how to use watercolor paint and masking fluid to create a winter country/barn scene. No experience necessary. You will follow Amy’s step-by-step instructions to draw and then paint your own scene on ½ sheet watercolor paper.                                                       Enter Door # 3

 

 

Bermuda Avenue Triangle Day Trip

Saturday October 26, 2019                                                               $105

Travel to Bloomington by deluxe motor-coach bus to see this Broadway Show. This Broadway success concerns the adventures of a Jewish widow and an Irish widow whose respective daughters move them into a shared retirement condominium in Las Vegas. They think life has passed them by, until they both fall for a charming swindler! Lunch is at 12:15 with a buffet meal and show is at 1:15pm Must sign up and pay by October 11th.

Call Julie @ 742-3990 to register or for more info and questions!

 

Defensive Driving Class (4 hour refresher)

Wed., Oct. 9           5:30pm – 9:30 pm      MN DOT Building           $12   Wed., Nov. 20      5:30pm – 9:30 pm    MN DOT Building     $12

Wed., Dec. 18           5:30pm – 9:30 pm    MN DOT Building              $12

You must be 55 or older to participate. This class is for the individual who has had a previous 8-hour class. Participants will receive a reduction in their car insurance after completing this class. Call Virginia Community Ed at 742-3990 to register

Trooper Peter Goman, Instructor.

 

 Fitness

 

Yoga/Toning/Zumba

We are offering 3 options for your Fitness! Buy a punch card for $50 and go to the classes that fit your schedule. It only is $5 per class and you pick the class and the day that works. Go to one or all.

Toning class   Tuesdays         4:00-5:00pm     Multi-purpose Room

Zumba             Wednesdays     4:00-5:00pm     Parkview Gym

Yoga                Thursdays         4:00-5:00pm     Parkview Library

Classes start September 10th

Call Julie for more info and to buy your punch card.

 

 

A Pathway for Walkers

M-F, Begins November 4–March 27th                                    Free

6:00-7:30 am & 3:30-5:30pm

Our buildings are open to provide exercise in a climate-controlled environment while enjoying the facilities of the Virginia School District. School will only be open when school is in session!

For more information and to register please call Julie at 742-3990.                                                                    Enter Door # 5

Masters’ Swim Workouts

2nd Mon./month             6:00–8:00 pm        Roos. Pool

This course offers a group workout for all advanced swimmers. The Nort’landers Swim Club organizes this class. Call Jim Hafdahl for more information at 741-4824.                          Enter Door # 13

 

Seminars

 

Social Security-Timing is Everything

Tues., Sept., 30           6:30-7:30 pm       Resource Center       Free

In this class presented by Greg Krog you will learn the best strategy to make the most of your Social Security benefit, including the best time to begin taking it. This class is free but registration is required

                                                                                       Enter Door # 3

 

Estate & Nursing Home Planning

Tues., Oct. 1                   6:00-7:30 pm      Resource Center              Free

Get your estate in order by planning for incompetency and/or death. Learn why you need a Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, and Will. Also, get up-to-date information about nursing home planning and learn how titling your assets impacts your estate and nursing home planning. This class is free but registration is required.

Alicia L. Cope and John Cope, Instructors.

Enter Door # 3

 

Learn How to Become a Community Education Instructor

Wednesday Oct. 2         6:00-7:00pm Resource Center           Free

Learn how you can get paid to share your talent and passion with others. Also discussed will be every aspect of what is expected when you hold a class, the process of getting paid, location and space, and we will answer any and all questions you may have. This class is free but registration is required.

Enter Door # 3

 

Keep the cabin in the family

Tues., Oct., 15                6:30-7:30         Resource Center         Free

In this class lead by Greg Krog you will learn about steps you can take to smoothly transition your family cabin to the next generation.

This class is free but registration is required.

                                                                                        Enter Door # 3

 

 

Income Tax and Retirement

Tues., Nov., 12               6:30-7:30         Resource Center         Free

In this class lead by Greg Krog you will learn and discuss income tax considerations as part of your retirement strategy This class is free but registration is required.                                         Enter Door # 3

 

 

Cooking

 

Halloween Cookie Bouquet

Thurs., Oct. 24                6:00-800pm        Messiah Lutheran church  $12

Join Claudia Skalko and create a Halloween themed Cookie Bouquet. You will make a sugar cookie based cookie that you bake, design and wrap up all ready to arrange in a cute basket that is adorable for giving to a loved one or keep yourself! All materials provided.   Note: This class is held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. Iron

 

Holiday Entertaining

Thurs., Nov. 14             6:00-7:30 pm   High school Cafeteria          $30

Looking for some new appetizers with the Holidays approaching? Come to this class and try some ready-made apps. Get the recipes and tips on how to make them. Choose your favorites and there might be some to take home!                                                 Enter Door # 6

 

Perfect Cupcakes

Wednesday Nov., 20           6:00-7:30pm       A140                   $15

The secret to a delicious, professional looking cupcake is the frosting. Learn how to make a not too sweet, stabilized whipped cream/mascarpone frosting. Decorate “Thanksgiving” inspired cupcakes. No previous decorating experience needed to enjoy this class. You will leave with a dozen cupcakes with varied flavors and designs along with the recipes.                                   Enter Door # 3

 

 

Christmas Cookie Bouquet

Tues., Dec. 10                6:00-800pm        Messiah Lutheran church  $12

Join Claudia Skalko and create a Christmas themed Cookie Bouquet. You will make a sugar cookie based cookie that you bake, design and wrap up all ready to arrange in a cute basket that is adorable for giving to a loved one or keep yourself! All materials provided.   Note: This class is held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. Iron

 

 Technology

 

Coffee, Computers & Conversation

Starts Oct.                       Free

Come and have a cup of coffee at the Urban Edge and get help with your ipad, iPhone, or computer questions! Students from the Virginia Student Tech Support class will be there, willing and able to help you. Bring your device and your questions! Please call 742-3990 for more information and exact times and dates.

                                                                                      Enter Door # 5

 

 

IPad/IPhone For Beginners

Tues., Oct. 22               6:00-8:00pm           R254                            $20

Do you want to learn more about using your new or old iPad/iPhone?  In this class, we will take a look at general settings, security, downloading, installing, and using apps.  We will also look at other features and useful tips. Please bring your iPhone or iPad to class (not designed for other types of tablets).

Instructor: Troy Caddy                                               Enter Door # 14 or # 2

 

 

IPad/IPhone For Beginners

Thurs., Oct. 24               5:00-8:00pm           R254                              $20

Do you want to learn more about using your new or old iPad/iPhone?  In this class, we will take a look at general settings, security, downloading, installing, and using apps.  We will also look at other features and useful tips. Please bring your iPhone or iPad to class (not designed for other types of tablets).

Instructor: Troy Caddy                                                Enter Door # 14 or # 2

 

 

New to Medicare

Wed., Oct. 16                  5:00-7:00pm       Resource Center            Free

For people who would like to learn more about Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Learn about the different components of Medicare, costs, coverage, how and when to enroll, Medicare Savings Programs, Medi-gap policies, Part D prescription plans and other insurances such as employer, Veterans, COBRA.  Additional information provided on prescription cost assistance programs, preventive coverage and additional available resources.     Enter Door #3

 

 

To Register for classes  call 218-742-3990

 

 The Community Education office is located in the Activities office in the High School

Please use Door 5 (on 4th St) to access Community Education

 

Check out our website at www.vmps. Org

Go to Community Ed and look at our calendar and class offerings.

 

Community Education Hours- Mon-Thurs. 7:30 am- 3:15 pm     742-3990

 

 

 

Sometimes a great class or trip gets cancelled because people wait to register until the last minute! Don’t be disappointed register today!!

 

 

 

  • Virginia Minnesota Public Schools
  • ISD 706
  • 411 South 5th Ave.
  • Virginia, MN 55792
  • Phone: 218-749-5437
  • Fax: 218-741-8522