Adult Classes

Bracelet Beading Classes with Diane

Tues., Sept. 26               5:30-8:30pm       A140                           $13.00

Tues., Oct. 17                 5:30-8:30pm       A140                           $13.00                                                                                                                 Tues., Nov. 28               5:30-8:30pm       A140                            $13.00

Tues., Dec. 12                5:30-8:30pm       A140                           $13.00

Eso/Inf – Sept. 26, Leather Wrap (Please bring a clip board)- Oct. 17, Eagle – Nov. 28, Isabella Cuff – Dec. 12. Diane classes are very popular, and fill fast! She has many beads to choose from and every bracelet is unique! Supply fee paid at class. Pictures of bracelets available upon request. 742-3990



Junk Quest North Market

Sept. 29 & 30

Unique indoor market full of one of a kind treasures. Antiques. Re-Loved. Up-cycled. New creations. Find just cool Junk! Good food available too!


Bayfield Apple Festival Trip

Sun., Oct. 8               9:45                              $45

The annual Apple Festival was named one of the 10 best fall harvest festivals in the nation in 2015 by USA Today. It is held in the quaint, small town of Bayfield, Wisconsin and has countless booths of fresh apple pies, tarts, caramel apples, ciders and other fall treats. It’s a fun event for the entire family to enjoy. Cost covers transportation only. Festival is free admission. Call Julie at 742-3990 to register and for more information.


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.


Acrylic Painting- “Sunflower”

Tues., Oct. 3               6:00-7:30pm              A140                     $28

The Ladies from 321 Art Studio will help you create a painting of a Sunflower on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas using acrylic paints. All supplies are included. This class is open to anyone 13 years of age and older.


ISD 706 5 K Fun Run, Walk, Crawl

Sat., Oct. 14th                 9:00am             Olcott Park –Virginia

Come join us for the 3rd annual Blue and White 5k! –Preregister by Sept. 22 to guarantee a T-Shirt. Forms are available at the ISD 706 Community Ed. Office. Call for more information 742-3990



Orpheum Theater Trip- Finding Neverland

Saturday November 4         7:30 am               $120

Described as far and away the best musical of the year! Finding Neverland is getting rave reviews! Join us for a fun filled day. We will have a quick stop in Cloquet for breakfast, shop/lunch at Rosedale Mall from 11:00- 1:00. Then on to the performance at 2:00 pm! Price includes ticket and charter bus transportation. All ages Welcome! Please call Julie at 742-3990 to register and for more information!


Can I Retire

Tues., Sept. 26               6:00- 7:30pm      Resource Center     Free

Thurs., Nov. 16               6:00-7:30 pm      Resource Center     Free

Tues., Dec. 5                  6:00-7:30 pm      Resource Center     Free

This workshop addresses six risks retirees face, including outliving your income and rising health care costs. You’ll learn how to confidently meet these challenges. Questions answered: Will I have enough to retire? Could I outlive my retirement income? Are my assets protected?


Cooking With Randy- “Stews of the World”

Mon., Nov. 6                    5:30-8:30 pm      A140                                    $40

Chef Randy is back with a new class! His Stews of the World include: Spanish Chorizo and black bean stew, Caribbean black eyed pea stew, French Bouillabaisse (seafood), and Middle Eastern Chicken and chickpea stew. You will learn how to make these and get the recipes. Also you will taste each Stew! Class fills fast so don’t’ forget to sign up!


Cookie Bake & Take

Sat., Dec. 9                     10:00-2:00pm    A140                                $40

Get into the Holiday spirit and get your Christmas baking done all in one Day! Bake and take 6-8 dozen holiday cookies for your holiday gatherings. We will make 6-8 different treats and you will have a nice assortment for display. You must be 18 to sign up to sign up. Bring containers to bring home your goodies! Class will be limited to 12.


Estate & Nursing Home Planning

Mon., Oct. 30                   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. Alicia L. Cope and John Cope, Instructors.


Potica Making

Sun., Nov. 19                  9:00-3:00 pm      A140                                    $30

Instructor Cindy Rice will have you making your own potica with all the ingredients you bring. Join in the fun and bring home a tasty treat. A supply list will be given to you as soon as you register. Space is limited so sign up early!


Preparing for Long Term

Tues. Oct., 24                 6:00-7:30pm       Resource Center             Free

In an instant an accident or diagnosis can change your life…and your family’s. This workshop explores long-term care and how your family can prepare for it. Questions that will be answered are: Where would I receive long-term care? Who would provide it? How would I pay for it?


Estate Planning

Tues., Oct. 10                 6:00-7:30pm       Resource Center         Free

Thurs., Nov. 2                 6:00-7:30pm       Resource Center       Free

By definition, estate planning is a process designed to help you manage and preserve your assets while you are alive, and to conserve and control there distribution after you’re death according to your goals and objectives. But what estate planning means to you specifically depends on who you are. Your age, health, wealth, lifestyle, life stage, goals, and many other factors determine your particular estate planning needs.


Drawing Still Life

Tues., Nov. 7                  7:00-8:30pm       A140                                    $18

Art is more that a line…if you get the point! Learn how to draw and sketch like a pro from a variety of still life compositions. Contour drawing, shading, texturing, composition and perspective will be covered, as well as introductory information regarding pencils and paper choice.

Pallets & Paint

Wed., Nov. 29                 6:00-9:00 pm      H.S. Cafeteria

Join Beth Milos and create a beautiful painted pallet! Beth has over 40 designs to choose from! Instructor will provide all the supplies! The designs will be on her Facebook page (go to Pallets & Paint) starting September 29th. You pick the design you want and sign up and pay with her online. The class will be held at the Virginia High School Cafeteria (enter door #6) For more info call Julie at 742-3990


The Art of Making Herbal Remedies

Wed. Oct. 25             5:00-7:00 pm                        A140                           $22 

Join us in this hands-on class as we learn the basics of herbalism and how to make simple but effective herbal remedies at home. We will learn to make herbal infusions, syrups, tinctures, candies and more. Students will each go home with a recipe booklet and some remedies they have made in class.

$10 supply fee due at class.


Acrylic Painting – “Paint a Squirrel on a Branch”

Tues., Oct. 24             7:00-8:30 pm          A140                     $18

Learn to draw and paint a cute, very expressive little squirrel on a branch on paper. You can choose a red, gray, or black squirrel.


Orpheum Theatre Trip – Jersey Boys

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30!  JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times. Join us on this day trip on Saturday, April 28, 2018 with Community Education. The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor coach, round-trip; bus fare and matinee show ticket.  We will make a short stop at Tobies in Hinckley on the way down. Pick up a snack there or bring a bag lunch. Dinner will be on your own at 6:00 P.M. at “The Winds Steakhouse” or at the restaurant of your choice at the Grand Casino Hinckley. (Cost is not included in your trip fee; you pay out-of-pocket for dinner.) You must indicate if you will be having dinner at “The Winds Steakhouse” when you register for the trip in order for a reservation to be made for you. (You may also bring a bag dinner.) Call Julie at 742-3990 for more info.


Herbal Remedies for Winter Wellness

Mon., Nov. 13            5:00-7:00 pm                        A140                                       $22

Join us as we explore an herbal approach to winter wellness. In this hands-on class we will learn how to strengthen the immune system and deeply nourish our bodies during the cold winter months using simple but effective herbal remedies. We will learn to make immune boosting syrups, herbal cough drops, nourishing winter infusions, and more. Students will each take home a recipe booklet and remedies they have made in class. $10 supply fee due at class


Herbal Remedies for Women’s Health

Mon., Dec., 11          5:00-7:00-pm                       A140                                       $22

Join us in this hands-on class as we take an herbal approach to women’s health. We will learn remedies to both strengthen and nourish women’s unique bodies through all stages of life- adolescence, menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and the elderly years. Students will each take home a recipe booklet as well as remedies they have made in class.

$10 supply fee due at class


A Pathway for Walkers

M- F, Begins Oct. 30th– March 28th 6:00-7:30 am & 3:30-5:30pm Free

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.

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.



Defensive Driving Class (4 hour refresher)

Thurs., Oct. 19       5:00pm – 9:00 pm     MN DOT Building           $12   Tues., Dec. 12    5:00pm – 9:00 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.

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