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  • 10 Alzheimer's Warning Signs

    Alzheimer's and other dementia's cause memory, thinking, and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
  • 2 Left Feet Ballroom Dance

    Convinced that you have 2-left feet and that dancing is not meant for you or someone you know? But still, it would be helpful to know a few steps. Just in case… Learn fun moves and simple tips from a pro to ease you over those times. A touch of Foxtrot, a smattering of Waltz, a tweak of Rumba and a sampling of the passionate Tango are all it takes and you’ll be out on the dance floor! Couples only please. Register just one person per couple.
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    25 African American Artists You Should Know

    Are there artists that you have may have heard of, but you can’t remember exactly what their work looks like? Do you know little, or next to nothing about their role in history or even why they are important? Well, this class is for you. This class is the first in a series of four classes that will review the work and lives of 100 African American artists from four periods in history: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; Harlem Renaissance and the WPA period; Early Contemporary from 1950, which includes Post-Modernism and the Black Art Movement; and Contemporary since 1980. While these artists may not be familiar names they are widely collected by museums and major private collectors. During this session we will learn how to tie the names to the art and recognize the style of their art, important characteristics of their art practices and major influences on their art. Please join us and learn more about these artists. Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Upon registering, you will receive a link to access the class. Simply click the link on the day and time of class to learn from the comfort of your own home! Instructor: Suzanne Roberts is the Art Historian for Obsidian Arts and specializes in American art, especially the art created by African Americans. Ms. Roberts has taught art history classes for over twenty years at art institutions including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis Public Art Department. She attended the University of Minnesota.
  • 25 Documents Needed Before You Pass Away

    A master collection of essential documents so your family can help while you are here—and successfully settle your estate after you are gone.
  • A Conversation on Death and Dying

    What happens when we die? Are our loved ones at peace? What do they want us to know? Bring your questions and experiences you would like to share and we'll talk! Instructor, Victoria Juster, has over 20 years of experience as a medium; she has communicated with Spirits since childhood and has lived through three near-death experiences. She uses her gift to help people deal with the grief of losing a loved one. Join us online! This class will be held online using Zoom. Upon registration, you will receive a link to access the class, simply click the link on the day and times of class and Victoria will lead you from the comfort of your own home. This online class is held in partnership with multiple Community Education Programs. What students said: "This session opened up many ideas for me and gave direction and peace." "Fun! Enlightening, interesting, people felt free to speak up and share. Well done!" "Victoria was patient and kind and attentive to each person. She seemed to help everyone find an answer and/out of peace. Simply outstanding. Thank you for having her here tonight."
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    A Visit With Doris Day

    Doris Day began her career as a dancer, then a big band singer and finally an award winning actress not only in musicals but also in drama and comedy. Enjoy clips, interviews, and music from "America's Sweetheart." Bob DeFlores will also treat us to a cartoon, a short, and of course a historic newsreel.
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    Abdominal Strengtheners That Won't Make You Get On The Floor

    Abdominal muscles weaken and lose shape due to past pregnancies, surgeries, sitting at a desk all day, being sedentary and poor posture. In this workshop, you will learn a series of extremely effective exercises that will quickly strengthen all four layers of abdominal muscle, especially the deepest layer WITHOUT stressing your back or neck joints and WITHOUT having to get on the floor. Don’t waste time with traditional crunches. Learn a different, more effective way to strengthen your abdominals, re-shape your waistline and prevent/relieve lower back discomfort. Join us online! This class will be held using Zoom. You can choose to enable your camera and audio, or just view the live content. More information will be sent before class and instructor, Janice Novak, will lead you through the class from the comfort of your own home! This online class is held in partnership with multiple Community Education programs.
  • Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers

    Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explain the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. This course can be taken individually or as part of a certificate, Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers. Click here to see additional information about this course. CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 Class Dates: Winter: February 7 - March 4 Spring: April 4 - 29 Summer: June 6 - July 1
  • Adobe Illustrator Essentials

    The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Access to the Adobe software tools required. This course can be taken individually or as part of a certificate, click here to register for the full certificate class, Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate. Click here to see additional information about this individual course. Class Dates: September 8 - October 2
  • Adobe InDesign Essentials

    Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Access to Adobe InDesign software required. This course can be taken individually or as part of a certificate, click here to register for the full certificate class, Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate. Click here to see additional information about this individual course. Class Dates: November 2-27
  • Adobe Photoshop Essentials

    This fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels. You’ll learn all the basics of Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images. Access to Adobe Photoshop software required. This course can be taken individually or as part of a certificate, click here to register for the full certificate class, Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate. Click here to see additional information about this individual course. Class Dates: October 5-30
  • Advanced Google Analytics

    A project and activity based course, you will get the opportunity to practice with Google Analytics for more advanced learning and skill development. Your instructor will work with you on implementing Google Analytics for your own website. You will come away with the skills necessary for employing this most useful tool. This course can be taken individually or as part of a certificate, click here to register for the full certificate class, Google Analytics Certificate. Click here to see additional information about this individual course. CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 One month class; choose Class Dates: March 7 - April 1; May 2 - 27; OR July 5 - 29
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    Advanced Teaching Online

    In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Plus, find out how self quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor’s book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included. This course can be taken individually or as part of a certificate, click here to register for the full certificate class, Certificate in Online Teaching. Click here to see additional information about this individual course. Optional grad credit from the University of South Dakota available upon request, at an additional fee, after you register. CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 Start Dates: February 1-26; April 5-30; OR June 7 - July 2
  • Alcohol Ink Coasters

    Learn to create stunning, one-of-a kind alcohol ink coaster. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can then take home and expand your artist interest. Choose between these three themes: Minnesota State Shape, Snowflakes, or Holiday items. You will create a set of 4 coasters.
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    American Mah-Jongg Class

    Learn to play the intriguing game of Mah-jongg, a game of chance and skill. The Chinese ruling class developed this game of tiles in the time of Confucius. It has been modernized for all to enjoy. 2022 cards included in the price.
  • An Afternoon with Sherlock Holmes

    The film will be "Terror By Night" with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce with a newsreel and cartoon before the movie just like when it was made. An intimate clip of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sitting on his porch discussing why he wrote Sherlock Holmes Books.
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    Android Phone & Tablet

    Learn how to customize your Android phone or tablet, take advantage of all its great features and have fun! In the first class, you will learn how to set up your device to work the way YOU want it to work. You will set up wall paper, the home page, control the sounds it makes and when, learn how to control it with voice commands and more. In the second class, we will practice doing some common tasks using the applications that came with your device such as checking email, taking photos and sharing them with others, saving information about a contact, etc. Our third class will be all about applications—where to get them and how to do it safely, how to choose applications, download them and install them. We will finish up by discussing resources for helping yourself when things go wrong. Be sure to bring your Android phone or tablet with a well charged battery, and set up your Google account for it ahead of time. Note: This class is not appropriate for Windows or Apple Devices.
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    Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

    Save lots of money, increase your kitchen expertise, and enjoy fresh bread every day with this simple bread dough that you store in the refrigerator and bake on your schedule. In class make a batch of dough to take home, get recipes for several artisan bread options, and sample a variety of breads. Bring a 4 quart mixing bowl with cover, a set of measuring cups and spoons, and a large mixing spoon to class. Demonstration, hands-on and tasting. You will leave class with a batch of bread dough and a warm loaf of bread that you make and bake in class. $9 supply fee payable to instructor in class. Carol Schaub, an avid “kitchen-creator”, is a skilled instructor who thinks time in the kitchen should always be a fun and creative time.
  • Avoid the Pitfalls (and Weight Gain) of Perimenopause and Menopause

    Perimenopause starts around the age of 35 for most women and can last 10-15 years. Common symptoms include fatigue, migraines, weight gain, water retention, depression, sleep disturbances, joint aches, hot flashes, anger flashes, fibroids, exaggerated PMS and more. Once you understand exactly what is causing all the troublesome symptoms, they are much easier to correct. We'll discuss how to get hormone levels measured - blood test vs. saliva test and what to do with the results; traditional HRT vs. bio-identical; acupressure points to assist in symptom relief and nutritional musts. You'll leave with multiple tools and techniques for restoring health and well-being. Join us online! This class will be held online using Zoom. Watch for the class link and handout after registration.
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    Barre - Yoga Fusion

    BARRE Fitness blended with Yoga postures and weight training for a total body workout! All fitness levels will be challenged in this class. No barre or yoga experience is needed. Extended class time allows for a longer cool down with deep stretches. Please bring 2-3 lb dumbbells and a mat to class.
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    Barre Fitness

    BARRE Fitness is a total body conditioning program that blends classical ballet exercises with Pilates, yoga and strength movements. Burn fat and increase lean muscle mass with this low-impact form of exercise. We will use the ballet barre as well as center work to perform a variety of exercises to target multiple muscles with each movement. This class will provide results quickly, improving muscular strength and stability, endurance, flexibility and balance. Please bring 2-3 lb dumbbells and a mat to class.
  • Beginning Crochet

    Whether you are an absolute beginner or someone who learned to crochet once-upon-a-time and has forgotten how, this class is for you! We start at the beginning, looking at tools and materials and learn to make chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet stitches, read patterns and follow diagrams. You will complete a dishcloth, scarf, granny squares and a small stuffed toy as part of class assignments. You will also get help and advice on selecting your next projects. A welcome letter with a supply list will be sent at registration. Here's what participants had to say about this class: "She is great!" So patient and easy to learn from. Love her class "Judy is an excellent instructor who's casual style and the ability to meet students at the own level is awesome".
  • Business Coaching Certificate

    Workplace Mentoring & Coaching—Level 1 Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies. It has benefits for the employer and employee. The knowledge you gather will change the way you see yourself in the workplace. Through this knowledge, you can find helpful strategies to navigate through work and life. Workplace Mentoring & Coaching—Level 2 Building on Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace Course I, C/M II take a further in-depth look at variables involved in employee support. Additionally, in this course you will develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Critical analysis and improvement of your programs alongside group dynamics and innovative strategies will also be examined in terms of coaching and mentoring programs. This course offers the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees’ performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. Click here for additional information about this certificate. CEUs/ILUs: 3.2 Length (in hours): 32 Course schedule Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace Level 1 Sep 8 – Oct 2 Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace Level 2 Oct 5 – 30
  • Buying Your First Home & Winning in a Changing Market

    This is it—the down and dirty in sixty! One hour will get you started on the path toward home ownership. If you have been wondering where to get started or whether it is even possible for you to own a home, this is a good first step. This course will: Outline the steps to getting into your first home Talk about strategies for being a competitive buyer in a seller's market and whether it makes send to buy now or later Help you understand the financing process, including down payment assistance, how to deal with student loans and challenging credit issues Provide an overview of the search process Identify the roles that your lender and realtor play in helping you become a homeowner Home ownership is an incredible opportunity—and we are here to get you started! Class is co-sponsored by Randi Livon, Alerus Mortgage and Jodi Williams- Keller Williams Integrity Realty Instructors: Jodi Williams with Keller Williams Integrity Lakes Randi Livon of Alerus Mortgage / NMLS 460415 Heidi Erickson of MN Housing Finance Agency Here's what participants had to say: "Great! Very informative and relevant information for the home buying experience." "Very engaging and well informed instructors. Easy to learn from with great take away material! Thank You!" "Great introduction to this subject. Received good education and information on how to get started in the process and what are the institutions involved to help the home buyer-Thank you for this class!"