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Watercolor Painting- Northern Lights

Thurs., March 12               5:30-9:30pm               A140                 $15

A Beautiful Northern Lights scene is what you will be creating at this watercolor class.   Anyone can paint using Gail’s step-by-step process. It’s 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

 

Basic Small Engine Repair

Thurs., March 26            5:30-7:00pm                                             $20

Learn to sharpen your chainsaw chain and lawnmower blade.  Also learn how to tune up your outdoor equipment and save precious money in the process.  Call to register- 742-3990 and more info on where class is being held.

 

Easy Spring Painting

Tues., April. 7               5:30-7:00pm        A140                    $25

The Ladies from 321 Art Studio will help you create a simple spring painting on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas.   You will use water-miscible oil paint and each participant will go home with a completed painting.  No experience necessary                                  Enter Door # 3

 

Pallet Class- Fourth of July Distressed Flag

Thurs., April 16                  5:30-7:30pm                                                  $35

Have you seen those flags on everyone’s front porch?  Want one for your porch or side of your house?  Here’s the class for you!  You will distress a pallet like the ones shown below- You will have options for the stars!  You can stencil them or buy a tin star at a small additional charge at the class. When you register we will tell you the location of class since it’s off school grounds.

 

Oil Painting- “Chickadee or Nut Hatch on poplar Tree”

Thurs., April 23               5:30-9:30pm               A140                   $15

Choose between a cute little Chickadee or Nut Hatch Bird sitting ever so nicely on a poplar tree is what Gail will help you with at this fun class.  Anyone can paint using Gail’s step-by-step process. It’s 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

 

Defensive Driving Class (4-hour refresher)

Wed., Jan.,29          5:30pm – 9:30 pm     MN DOT Building            $12   Wed., Mar.,4      5:30pm – 9:30 pm     MN DOT Building                      $12

Wed., April 29           5:30pm – 9:30 pm     MN DOT Building              $12

Wed., May 27           5:30pm-  9:30pm      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. 

 

Permit to Carry Class

Saturday May 2              10:00-3:00pm                                        $80

Get your conceal carry permit by attending this one-day class.  Instructor Al Lakosky is a certified instructor and has instructing in the area for many years! There will be a break in the middle of the 4-hour classroom followed by a live fire exercise with the instructor.  Class will be held at the Sawmill in Virginia.  For more info go to Al’s website:       www.highcaliberdefense.net

Virginia School Forest- Walking Tour

Thurs., May 7                 5:00-7:00pm       School Forest                    $5

Have you heard your child or grandchild talk about going to the school Forest?  Join former 5th grade teacher Chris Holmes to explore portions of the Virginia Forest trail system and visit the various learning stations located on the 120acre property.  Learn about the Minnesota School Forest program and see how ISD 706 uses it to provide outdoor education activities for its students.  Meet and leave park and ride lot on highway 53/169 interchange at 5:00pm, then drive to the forest.  Return to lot at 7:00pm.  Dress for a 1mile hike, rain or shine.

 

 

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    Parkview Gym

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

Social Security-Timing is Everything

Tues., Jan. 21            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

 

How To Build Wealth Through Real Estate…Does Staging Matter? Where Should I Improve My Home to Build Equity?

Thurs.  Jan. 30               6:00-7:30 pm          $10 Donation to Food Shelf

What is the best way to build wealth through real estate?  Is renting and holding or flipping the best opportunity?  How do you run the numbers?  What are buyers looking for?  Does staging affect resale value?  Does it matter?  Where should you put money into your home?  What rooms matter?  What will bring the best return on your investment?  For the answers to these questions join us! Looking for some expert advice on how to moving to USA from UK citizen? are here to help your move to USA be smooth and stress-free.

Note: This class is held at 111 Station 44 Rd. Eveleth, MN.

 

Will Taxes Affect Your Retirement?

Tues. Feb.  25                6:30-7:30pm   Resource Center           Free

Come and learn about the strategies needed to help you toward a lower tax bracket in your retirement. This class is free, but registration is required.         Enter Door # 3

 

Securing & Preserving Your Retirement Strategy

Tues., Mar. 3                  6:30-7:30          Resource Center         Free

A more that money matters workshop.  This seminar will help you better understand the opportunities available to you to help secure and preserve your retirement.  This class is free, but registration is required.          Enter Door # 3

                                                                                       

 Estate & Nursing Home Planning

Tues., Mar. 24                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.        Enter Door # 3

Alicia L. Cope and John Cope, Instructors.

How To Build Wealth Through Real Estate…Does Staging Matter? Where Should I Improve My Home to Build Equity?

Thurs.  Mar. 26               6:00-7:30 pm          $10 Donation to Food Shelf

What is the best way to build wealth through real estate? Innisfil Real Estate combined experience in the property management business, visit their website https://www.best-innisfil-real-estate.ca/ they can manage your property. Is renting and holding or flipping the best opportunity?  How do you run the numbers?  What are buyers looking for?  Does staging affect resale value?  Does it matter?  Where should you put money into your home?  What rooms matter?  What will bring the best return on your investment?  For the answers to these questions join us!

Note: This class is held at 111 Station 44 Rd. Eveleth, MN.

 

Cooking

 

Make & Take Freezer Meals

Thurs., Feb. 20               5:00-8:30pm       A140                             $75

I never have enough time!  Sound familiar?  Are you looking for a way to make weeknights a bit easier?  Together we’ll prepare six main dishes, each designed for a family of 6, that can go from your freezer to your crockpot or Instant pot.  Your instructor will do all the shopping except for a few things listed below.  You will help chop, slice and prepare the dish so its’s ready to go in your freezer when you get home.  Recipes include:  Cube Steaks with Gravy, Chicken Bacon Subs, Chicken French Dip Sandwiches, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Easy Ravioli Lasagna and Shredded Beef Fajitas.  Each meal with include labels, cooking instructions and a list of any ingredients/toppings needed the day of cooking.  Please bring:  6 cube steaks, 6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 -1/2 lb. beef roast or beef chuck steak and 1 1b. skinless, boneless chicken breast.    Enter Door # 3

  

Easter Cookie Exchange

Thurs., April 2            5:30-7:00 pm   High school Cafeteria             $5

Most people think this is only a Christmas type of party. Do you find that you are so busy at Christmas that you don’t have time to devote to making dozens of cookies?  However, during the Spring months things have slowed down a bit!  Here is your chance to exchange your favorite cookie and have a variety of goodies to serve in your home!  Here’s how it works:  Bring a total of 6 dozen cookies, all of one kind.  Have 1 dozen on a plate and 10 packages of six cookies each.  You will have the opportunity to taste everyone’s cookies and have six of each kind to take home. Please bring a copy of the recipes and we will copy them and share.                                                    Enter Door # 6

 

Perfect Cupcakes- Easter Edition

Wednesday April 8           5:30-7:00pm        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 “Easter” 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

 

 

Technology

 

Coffee, Computers & Conversation

Call 742-3990 for Days & Time to sign up                                            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

                                                                                     

 

Trips

 

Barcelo Maya Riviera- Mexico

March 11-18                       Diane Skelly @ Travel Master

Cold weather got you down?  This is a trip you won’t want to miss!  Relax and warm up at this beautiful Tropical Resort.  This is an all-inclusive trip out of Minneapolis.  This is an Adults only trip and it includes a Junior Suite that is Ocean front.  Cost is $1,900 per person based on double occupancy.  Space is very limited so call today!  A $250 per person deposit is due at the time of booking.  Call Diane Skelly @ 326-3600 to register or for more info and questions!

 

 

Chanhassen Trip- The Music Man

Sat., April 25                                                                            $140

Join us on this day trip to see family entertainment at its best!  This all-time classic is a story of a fast-talking traveling salesman that cons the people of a small town into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy’s band that he vows to organize- this despite the fact he knows nothing about organizing a band!  This is filled with drama and music sure to entertain you.  The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor coach round trip bus fare, lunch at Chanhassen and the show ticket.  Registrations are limited to 30 people.  Call Julie @ 742-3990 to register or for more info and questions!

 

 

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Sat., May 16                                                                                    $98

This is a top visitor attraction, is more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and many miles of trails located in Chaska MN.  Trip includes:  Deluxe motor coach, admission to the Arboretum, Flowerpot Box lunch, & self-guided tour.  1 hour guided tram tour, which takes you on a 3-Mile, Open Air Tram ride through the gardens.  Also, a 10% Discount in gift shop.  Registrations are limited to 30 people.  Call Julie @ 742-3990 to register or for more info and questions!

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

 

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

 

Community Education is always looking for new instructors and Classes!  If you have a talent that you would like to share, or an idea for a class please call Julie @ 742-3990.

To Register for classes  call 218-742-3990

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

 

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