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  • "Books Alive"

    This group has fun together performing theatrical oral readings, making books come alive for children and adults. Books Alive! tours as Asset Champions, encouraging literacy and active aging. There is no charge for this course and no registration is needed. If participants are not currently members of the St. Louis Park Senior Program, they are encouraged to become program members.
  • 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.
  • 2nd Fiddle-a history of the VP's of the United States.

    2nd Fiddle-a history of the VP's of the United States. The VP's are the most overlooked members of government but their stories are fascinating. Come hear Gary Blessman tell the stories of these forgotten politicians. Instructor: Gary Blessman
  • 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."
  • A Road Trip Around MN: Lakes & Water Falls

    Raise your hand if you are ready to be able to get in the car and do a day or weekend Road Trip around the State! We could almost feel the breeze from all the hands shooting up! Join Professional Photographer, Jay Grammond as he takes you on a Virtual Road Trip around the state to learn about some of Minnesota’s waterways which were so vitally important to travel and trade in bygone days. In today’s world, these same waterways are vital to the State’s and local community economies; and to the citizens as a form of recreation and relaxation. After participating in this class, you should come away with the seeds of your own road trip ideas planted and ready for Spring and Summer. Hybrid - join us online or in person! You can choose to view this online presentation in person at the Lenox Community Center or virtually using Zoom. This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Ed Programs.
  • A Road Trip Around Minnesota: Veteran Memorials

    Minnesota is home to a fantastic variety of Veteran Memorials. Everything from street names; to granite monuments, to statues, and other ways to honor our Veterans. Join our instructor as he guides us around the state to see some of these memorials that he has discovered through his travels. Why not make a road trip plan to go see some of these? Online and in person options available! This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Education programs. 1. The morning class will be held hybrid so you can choose to attend virtually using Zoom or you can choose to come into the Lenox Community Center to view the online presentation. 2. The evening class will be held online using Zoom. Simply click the link on the day and time of class and enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
  • 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 2 - 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 1-26; May 3-28; OR July 6-30
  • 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
  • Adventures in Knitting

    Join this knitter's workshop where students can choose from four projects. You bring the yarn and needles and the teacher, Lara Neel, will bring the patterns and make sure that you have a great time making a project you will treasure or love to give as a gift! This class is perfect for knitters of all levels. If you're confused by the material list or have questions about the projects, come to the first class and Lara will get you started. You can then purchase supplies before the second class. Projects to choose from: 1. Hat (great for beginners) – about 220 yards of worsted-weight yarn, size 7 16-inch circular needles and size 7 double-pointed needles. 2. Slippers – about 380 yards of worsted-weight yarn and size 9 needles, any type of needle is fine. 3. Baby Sweater – about 220 yards of worsted-weight yarn and a set of size 10 needles, any type of needle is fine. 4. Mittens – about 120 yards of worsted-weight yarn and a set of size 6 double-pointed needles.
  • Africa Screams

    Africa Screams is a 1949 American adventure comedy film starring Abbott and Costello. It parodies the safari genre. Diana Emerson visits the book section of Klopper's Department store looking for a copy of Dark Safari by the famed explorer Cuddleford. She tells the clerk, Buzz Johnson, that she will pay $2,500 for a map that is inside the book. Buzz's friend and co-worker, Stanley Livington, an armchair explorer, has read the book and says he is familiar with a map in it. Buzz brings Stanley to Diana's home to draw the map, but when he overhears Diana offer Clyde Beatty $20,000 to lead an expedition to capture a legendary giant ape, Buzz realizes that the map is worth considerably more than $2,500. Buzz asks for more money and for he and Stanley to join the safari. What ensues is a riotous comedy that involves cannibals, apes, alligators and so much more! You will love this comedy.
  • Air Fryer Veggies—From Asparagus to Zucchini

    Using an Air Fryer to cook vegetables is quick—and the healthy results are delicious! In this class Kirsten will demonstrate a variety of recipes using in-season local and/or commonly available vegetables including Lemon Pepper Broccoli, Miso Sesame Kale Chips, and Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link to the recording afterwards so you can follow along at your convenience. Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Before the class starts, you will receive a link to access the class. Simply click the link on the day and time of class and Kirsten will lead you through the class from the comfort of your own home! This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Ed Programs.
  • Alzheimer's Series

    This FREE series is offered by the Alzheimer's Association and will beheld online using Zoom and in partnership with multiple Community Ed Programs. See below for the details of each session - join us for one or all three! February 9, Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior: Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. March 14, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research: For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. April 11, Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning: When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.
  • An American Love Affair: Cars of the 1950’s

    What is your favorite Classic Car? Our instructor’s favorite is the 1957 Chevy Bel-air! Growing up watching “Happy Days”, and having parents take him and his siblings to car shows started a lifelong love affair with cars and trucks, especially from the 1950’s. World War II was over, manufacturing went back to normal; and the economy was starting to blossom. Highways were becoming a thing that allowed people to travel the country; and vehicle production really took an amazing turn in the 1950’s. We’ll take a look at the details that made these cars so special. Join us online! This class will be held online using Zoom. Simply click the link on the day and time of class and enjoy from the comfort of your own home. This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Education programs.
  • Android Phone & Tablet

    Do you want to learn how to customize your Android phone or tablet, take advantage of all its great features and have fun? This is the place to learn! 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. Instructor: Judy Goebel Note: This class is not appropriate for Windows or Apple Devices.
  • Armchair Travels: The Mighty Five

    Did you know that Utah is home to five National Parks? Not only that but they also have amazing State Parks, National Monuments, and Recreation Areas! Join our instructor as he highlights his images from a recent Summer Road trip. Learn about the Mighty Five plus some other bonus information. This is a great time to plan your road trip for next Summer. Join us online! This class will be held online using Zoom. Simply click the link on the day and time of class and enjoy from the comfort of your own home. This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Education programs.
  • Armchair Travels: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Theodore Roosevelt National Park is unique among National parks as it preserves not only the stunning landscape of the area, but also the memory of an extraordinary person. He visited the area in 1883 to hunt Bison, and went on to have a ranch there. Join our instructor online as he shows you some of the landscapes in the park as well as the wildlife you might find such as: wild horses, buffalo, antelope, and more. Hybrid - join us online or in person! You can choose to view this online presentation in person at the Lenox Community Center or virtually using Zoom. This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Ed Programs.
  • Art Kit: Fireworks Acrylic Painting

    Socialize, relax and recharge with an at home Art Soiree! No art experience necessary to have fun and enjoy. Your art kit will include an 9x12” stretch canvas, 2 brushes, acrylic paint and glitter glue, an instruction sheet with step-by-step instruction, and a link for an online video tutorial. You will paint fireworks and reflections over a Minnesota lake at home and at your own pace. Stop, rewind, and pause the video at any time. This kit is perfect for adults or children ages 6+. Kits will be mailed directly to your home. Please ensure your mailing address is correct when registering. Cost: 1 kit $35/ or 2 kits $45. Please use the drop down tab when registering to indicate the number of kits you would like. All supplies and shipping included.
  • Art Kit: Flip Flops Acrylic Painting

    Socialize, relax and recharge with an at home Art Soiree! No art experience necessary to have fun and enjoy. Your art kit will include an 9x12” stretch canvas, two different sized paintbrushes, acrylic paint, an instruction sheet with step-by-step instruction, and a link for an online video tutorial. You will complete a painting of colorful flip flops at home and at your own pace. Stop, rewind, and pause the video at any time. This kit is perfect for adults or children ages 6+. Kits will be mailed directly to your home. Please ensure your mailing address is correct when registering. Cost: 1 kit $35/ or 2 kits $45. Please use the drop down tab when registering to indicate the number of kits you would like. All supplies and shipping included.
  • Art Kit: Sunflower Farm Acrylic Painting

    Socialize, relax and recharge with an at home Art Soiree! No art experience necessary to have fun and enjoy. Your art kit will include an 11x14” stretch canvas, 3 brush sizes, acrylic paint, an instruction sheet with step-by-step instruction, and a link for an online video tutorial. You will complete a painting of this sunflower farm at home and at your own pace. Stop, rewind, and pause the video at any time. This kit is perfect for adults or children ages 12+. Kits will be mailed directly to your home. Please ensure your mailing address is correct when registering. Cost: 1 kit $35/ or 2 kits $45. Please use the drop down tab when registering to indicate the number of kits you would like. All supplies and shipping included.