Community Education

ADULT LIFE-LONG LEARNING

Community Book Club

The Community Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Tell us about a book you really liked and come join this interesting group of women with many ideas and thoughts about books we read.

When: Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Where: McGregor Public Library

Genealogy Class

Have you ever thought about your ancestors? No geneaology experience is necessary, though enthusiasm is desired as you discover your family history and start your family tree. This class is free to all that attend.

When: First Tuesday of the month from 3:00-5:00pm

Where: McGregor Public Library

Leader: Judy Hawley

iPhone/iPad 101

Do you want to learn to be as smart as your smart phone? There are so many tricks, apps, and shortcuts and Joe Wisotzke is going to teach you how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

When: January 14, 2016 from 4:30 - 5:30pm

Where: Room 108

Instructor: Joe Wisoztke

Class Fee: $10/class

Budgeting 101

Are you ready to start the New Year off with a solid budget and plan? Come prepared to learn some simple guidelines that will help you stay on track in 2016.

When: January 7, 2016 from 5:00 - 6:00pm

Where: Room 108

Instructor: Joe Wisoztke

Class Fee: $10/class

Power House Fermented Foods Class

Back to the basics! LEARN one way to increase vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and good bacteria in foods and beverages for a healthier immune system and more! From fermented veggies like cabbage (aka sauerkraut) , to fermented fruit like apples, to yogurt, kombucha, kefir, and sourdough, you will get well-rounded overview of the basic principles found in fermenting. All participants will leave with an abundance of local Cooking Consultant, Sandra Aldrich’s favorite fermenting resources! Sampling of fermented foods will be offered during class.

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Where: Home Ec Room

Instructor: Sandra Aldrich, Cooking Consultant

Class Fee: $10

Power Cooking with Chicken

Do you have trouble getting dinner on the table after a long, busy day? Even after a normal day? Do you want to stop spending money at the drive thru once or twice a week? You can feed your family quickly and inexpensively! Local FOODIE, and cooking consultant, Sandra Aldrich will teach n how easy it is to get in & out the kitchen fast, save money, and spend memory making time with your family! This Power Cooking Class will teach you how to prepare multiple meals at once using one base...chicken! All participants will leave with tons of recipes!

When: Wednesday, January27, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Where: Home Ec Room

Instructor: Sandra Aldrich, Cooking Consultant

Class Fee: $10

Meal Planning

Do you find yourself flying by the seat of your pants. Do you feel guilty about not getting a healthy meal on the table because you weren’t prepared? Local Cooking Consultant, Sandra Aldrich will share how she manages to have sit-down worthy meals on the table for her family of 6 and still has time to relax with them in the evenings. Participant will all leave with a month’s worth of meal planning and tons of tips that they can use to customize their schedule.

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Where: Home Ec Room

Instructor: Sandra Aldrich, Cooking Consultant

Class Fee: $10

Power Cooking with Beef

Do you have trouble getting dinner on the table after a long, busy day? Even after a normal day? Do you want to stop spending money at the drive thru once or twice a week? You can feed your family quickly and inexpensively! Local FOODIE, and cooking consultant, Sandra Aldrich will teach you how easy it is to get in & out the kitchen fast, save money, and spend memory making time with your family! This Power Cooking Class will teach you how to prepare multiple meals at once using one base...beef! All participants will leave with tons of recipes!

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Where: Home Ec Room

Instructor: Sandra Aldrich, Cooking Consultant

Class Fee: $10

 

Community Education

TRIPS & OUTINGS

It's Showtime..."Love the Coopers" in Duluth

The holidays are over and now it is time to unwind. It's showtime withe Community Education. We are going to the movie "Love the Coopers" in Duluth for a 11:50am comedy matinee. It's adult movie day so the matinee is $5.

When four generations of the Cooper family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all towards a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of Christmas. PG-13

When: Tuesday, December 29

Bus will leave at 9:15am and return 3pm

Fee: Matinee; $5 (on your own); Concessions - (on your own)

Bus fee: $5 (payable to Community Education)

McGregor on the Move - Adult Downhill Skiing at Spirit Mountain

Looking for some winter fun with the comraderie of others? Join Livia Goulette for some fun on the slopes this winter. Community Education will be sponsoring some trips to Spirit Mountain. You will be responsible for your own lift, rental fees and food expenses.

Wednesday, December 30 (van will leave north entrance at 9am and return at 5pm)

Wednesday, January 20(van will leave school at 3:30pm and return at 10pm)

Wednesday, February 17 (van will leave school at 3:30pm and return at 10pm)

Van fee: $5; payable to Community Education

Max: 6 adults

 

Community Education

ADULT FITNESS

Cross Training Workouts

Cross training is a great way to condition different muscle groups, develop a new set of skills and reduce the boredom that can creep in after months of the same routine. Cross training consists of cardio and strength using different forms of exercise for a terrific full body workout. Workouts will be circuit in tabata form and others will be weights only, some will be speed and agility, all of these workouts are good for your body and keep it guessing. In order to burn calories you need cardio, yep that's correct. This is a fun and rewarding class geared for all ability levels.

Where: McGregor High School Auditorium

Instructor: Heather Nistler

Fee: $5/session

9:00am Session

Dec. 21 & 23

3:40 Session

Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27

4:00 Sessions

Dec. 3, 17; Jan. 5, 8 , 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28

4:30 Sessions

Dec. 2, 9, 14, 16; Jan. 4, 11, 25

McGregor on the Move - Running Group

Want to stay in touch with Running Group? Check us out on Facebook Community Education for updates.

McGregor on the Move - Cross Country Skiing Group

Want to stay in touch with the Cross Country Ski Group or join. Watch for details posted on Facebook McGregor Community Education and this site. Group skiing makes for great entertainment and enjoyment!


Indoor Hall Walking

Put on your walking shoes and stay warm, safe and dry while getting in a quick workout. The school halls are open for walking from 6-8:00am and 3:30-7:30pm while school is in session. You must register with Community Education prior to walking and check in at the fitness center before walking each session.

Exercise and Movement Class for Older Adults

Do you have a fear of falling? Have aches and pains? Use a cane or walker? Walk slower than normal? Walk bent over? Have a chronic disease?

Why Join? Come work with Judy Hawley, PT who has been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years. She practices in McGregor area, focusing on movement issues of the older adult. You will focus on walking better, learn how to walk with confidence, have less fear of falling, have less joint pain, stand up straighter. You will gain control of movements, balance and control; and excerice sitting down or standing with support.

When: Every Tuesday from 9:00 - 10:00am

Where: Northland Village (new location)

Fee: $10/month; payable to Community Education

Need a Ride? Call Angels at 218.768.2762

To register call Judy at 651.247.1331 or at class

ZUMBA Fitness Class

Are you in a bit of a workout rut? Are you dreading another half hour on the treadmill? Looking to shed a few pounds, or maybe get an energy boost? Well, then have I got the workout for you! Zumba is a latin-dance inspired cardio workout, that makes you feel like you're at a party, while burning 500-1000 calories per hour!

Zumba workouts are designed to be easy to follow, so that anyone can do it, regardless of previous dance or aerobics experience. You may feel a bit overwhelmed by your first class, but the routines stay the same for a few weeks so you can catch on.

When: Monday's at 3:40pm and Wednesday's at 4:30pm

Where: High School Auditorium

Fee: $4/session or $24/6 sessions

Certified Zumba Instructor: Julie Jacobsma

Fit Seniors - Moving Matters

There is strong evidence that movement improves seniors' health. 55 and over are the fastest growing group to join fitness centers. Regular and moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of physical disabilities by 18%. Not only physical benefits, but social benefits as well. Meet people and expand your social connections. McGregor Community Fitness Center is starting a Moving Matters- Fit Seniors program to help you gain confidence and strength to live active, healthier lives. This class is for all ability levels.

Be Active. Be Social. Be Strong.

When: Tuesday and Thursday at 9am
Where: McGregor Community Fitness Center
Instructor: Buck Foerster, Trainer

Fee: $3/or fitness center insurance plan

AARP Defensive Driving Refresher Course

When: January 28, 2016 from 1:00 - 5:00pm

Where: Waukenabo Community Center

Instructor: Gary Clepper

For more information contact Gary at 218-845-2494

 

GED ONLINE PROGRAM

AEOA ABE is excited to offer our new distance learning initiative, GED-i. Study GED online, anywhere, anytime. The FREE program is available to ABE eligible learners - 16 years or older and not enrolled in public school - who meet the criteria for online learning. A trained, licensed online teacher will guide students through the curriculum, score their assignments and give feedback to help them strengthen the skills they need to pass the GED test.
Interested students must register at a local ABE classroom and take a test to determine their eligibility. Student must be able to read at a 9th grade level, since this is a prep class, not a basic skills program.

GED PROGRAM

GED and College Preparation

GED Preparation

Basic skills brush-up

Career assessment

College prep

English as a Second Language

Basic computer skills

Mission: Helping adults meet their responsibilities as workers, family members, and citizens.

Vision: Helping adults to open doors to better paying jobs, new careers, college classrooms, and brighter futures.

All classes are offered at no cost to students.

CALL KELLY: 218-879-0835

OR

Aitkin Workforce Center

371 Minnesota Avenue North

Aitkin, MN  56431

218-927-7046

Instructor: David Lenarz

WEB BASED COLLEGE COURSES

WEB BASED COURSES...taught on the internet through Central Lakes College. Makes it easy and convenient for those wishing to go back to college. It is easy to get started. Contact an admission counselor at CLC at 1-800-933-0346. For more information visit the college web site at www.clcmn.edu for the latest on applications, schedules, registration and possible financial aid.