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Community Health and Wellness Fair

Put September 25 on your calendar to attend the third annual McGregor Community Health & Wellness Fair at the McGregor Community Center. The event will run from 3:00 to 5:30pm with about 35 organizations sharing information on a wide range of health issues.

This is a great time to get your annual flu shot and bring any unused medications to the Take It to The Box drop at the Aitkin County Sheriff booth, plus shop for fresh produce at the Farmers Market.

This year’s committee includes Hannah Colby and Brea Hamdorf, Aitkin County Public Health; Cheryl Backowski, Lions member; Arlene Wheaton, Riverwood Healthcare; and Lisa Kruse, McGregor Community Education; and Ann Zappia, McGregor School District.

Sponsors to date for this year’s event include Aitkin County Public Health, ANGELS, Floe International, Gilby’s Nursery & Orchard, McGregor Community Education, McGregor Lions and Riverwood Healthcare.

The event will feature drawings for more than a dozen prizes including adult and child grand prizes. Bring your friends and family to this educational community event.

For more details visit the poster here.


Join the dance party! Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — and resistance training.
When: Monday's from 3:40 - 4:40pm
Where: McGregor High School Auditorium Stage
Instructor: Certified Zumba Instructor, Heather Simenstad
Fee: $5/session or 6 for $25

Pilates is an integrated body/mind workout that will challenge your mind and focus as well as tone and strengthen your body. Optimal function follows form! With practice and good technique you will get to know and awaken your body with precision and integration of breath, movement, control, strength, and expansion of joints and muscles. Whether you are wanting to improve in your sport or recreational activity, heal from an injury while in rehab, or prevent injury from occurring...this technique in movement will surely build and tone muscle, improve flexibility and integrate your movement patterns with grace and balance. 
When: Monday at 4:00pm and Wednesday at 10:00am
Where: Big Sandy Lodge & Resort (lower level)
Certified Pilates Instructor: Jan Chapple
Fee: $7/session or 4 for $25 payable at the door 
Sign Up: Pilates Registration Doodle

Open Pickleball
Did you know that Pickleball has been described as America's "fastest-growing sport"? Pickleball can be played as a single game or a doubles game. McGregor Community Education is excited to have courts available for Pickleball "pick up games" weekday mornings in the cafeteria gymnasium. Many in the community are familiar with the game and are looking for others to join in on the fast, exciting, loads of fun and anyone can play it games! Community Education will have the cart available with nets, paddles and balls for those interested. Of course, you may bring your own as well. Contact Community Education for more information.

When: Every Saturday from  9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: McGregor High School (Cafeteria)
Sign Up: Pickleball Registration Doodle

Cross Training Workouts With Heather
Start your fitness journey to better health and body. Cross training workouts can be adapted for all abilities. 
When: Sept. 11, 18; Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 29, 30
Where: McGregor High School Fitness Center
Instructor: Heather Nistler, Instructor
Fee: $5/session or 6 for $25


Watercolor Social
Back by popular demand!  Watercolor Artist, Ann Rorem will guide you through varied subjects and techniques during this watercolor class. This is a great opportunity for you to get out and socialize with other artists both beginner to advanced while enjoying treats and company. Materials are provided for a fee of $40.00 for first timers and $35.00 for those of you who have painted with Ann before. All classes will be held at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort.

Thursday, September 12
Summer is wrapping up so join Ann as she takes you through the details of
creating a beautiful wild rose. Learn the art of layering and shadow using materials that are provided for you.
Thursday, October 10
Leaves are falling all around but we are going to have some fun with the subject and you won't get any calluses while doing it! Ann is going to get you creative with stencils.
Thursday, November 14
There is so much to be thankful for this time of year. We are going to be painting a basket of falls bounty!
Thursday, December 12
So what if it's getting cold outside Ann is going to “warm” you up as you paint a favorite holiday tropical! Join us and create your own variety!

Online Security and Safety Tips
This class will focus on creating passwords and managing log in information, detecting scams and phishing emails, and general knowledge about what you need to know to be safe to shop, bank and generally be online in today's internet environment. This class will be suitable for anyone using a smartphone, tablet or computer of any kind. 

When: Monday, September 23 from 5 - 7pm
Where: McGregor High School Business Lab
Instructor: Joe Simenstad
Fee: $20

Photo Management and Storage
Storing and managing digital photos is vitally important as most of us don't have physical copies of these items, and once lost, these files are gone forever. In this class we will discuss the best practices to store digital photos, how to move them, back them up and manage them within a computer, smartphone or tablet. The focus of this class will be on iPhone and Android devices, but will touch on both Macs and Windows PCs as well. We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using "cloud" storage services like Apple's iCloud and Google Photos. 

When: Monday, October 21 from 5 - 7pm
Where: McGregor High School Business Lab
Instructor: Joe Simenstad
Fee: $30

Smoothie Class
Love the idea of a quick, healthy breakfast, post workout boost, or mid-day/late night snack? Dislike all the added sugars, preservatives, and unnecessary calories? Are you looking to sneak some more protein into your kids diet? Let's get together! In this class, you will get to sample a breakfast smoothie and post workout protein boost smoothie with recipe cards and nutrient information. You will then get to prep a weeks worth of smoothie kits ready to freeze, dump, and blend at your convenience. 

When: Wednesday, September 18 from 3:30 - 5:00pm
Where: Home Ec Room
Instructor: Becky Hagen
Fee: $15
What to bring? A blender if you have one!

Meal Prep Party
Do you want to get on track with your health and nutrition? Are you thinking the people who meal prep are only stay at home moms? Are you thinking that you do not have time to meal prep? Maybe you thinking you could never be that organized or prepared. Think again! Come meal prep with me! Prepping takes the chaos out of busy schedules and rushed mornings giving you more time, energy, and positivity to begin your day. Becky will show you everything from choosing healthy, family friendly (let your spouse or kids help pick out the recipes) meals, to creating your grocery list, to prepping the foods that will set you up for a great week!

When: Wednesday, October 2 from 3:30 - 5:00pm
Where: Home Ec Room
Instructor: Becky Hagen
Fee: $15
What to bring? A blender if you have one!


Driver Improvement Course

What: Refresher Course
When: October 4, 2019 from 12:00 - 4:00pm
Where: McGregor Public Library, McGregor, MN
Fee: Payable online; visit or call Toll Free 1-888-234-1294
Instructor: Jodi Czepa

The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A MN Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. This class has something for everyone! The fee for the four hour refresher course is $22.00 and the eight hour course is $26.00. For more information or to register, visit our website at or call TOLL FREE 1-(888)-234-1294

Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10% discount.


Adult Education Classes
Monday & Friday, 8:30am
Schedule an appointment with Denise, 218-910-8986 or Jane, 218-735-6122
Adult education classes are available to help you prepare for the GED, prepare for college, Merit testing, and provide career programs which include Personal Care Attendant, Para-professional, ServSafe, and more!