Community Education





Saturday December 31, 2016

Tamarack Sno-Flyers Clubhouse, 195 Main Street, Tamarack

Class limit:  30

Class time:  9:00am

Requirements: Must be 11 years of age before the class start date listed above in order to be eligible to take this class.

The Tamarack Sno-Flyers will be purchasing the online certification codes ahead of time to get a group discounted rate (10.00 per student) for the Fresh Waters Educators on line program.  These codes are needed for the online training and to print out your certification after the online program is completed.


Each student will be issued a code after giving the Sno-Flyers a $10.00 deposit. The deposit will be refunded to the student the day of the class, after completing the program. 

For more information and class registration contact:  Carmen Rinta 218-426-4199 or


  • Certificate code is for the Fresh Air Educators
  • All students will be expected to come prepared for the driving course.
  • A parent or guardian must sign a consent form on the day of testing for the student to ride.
  • Parents are encouraged to attend with the student.
  • Lunch will be provided by the Tamarack Sno-Flyers


Spend the day with Long Lake Conservation Center staff as they take youth on an outdoor adventure.

Animal Tracks: Students will freely explore the woods in search of animal tracks, determine what animal the tracks belong to, use evidence to hypothesize the animal’s whereabouts, and explore animal artifacts to learn how animals survive winter.

Winter Rendezvous: The voyageurs put modern day Minnesota on the map. The explored the woods and survived the harsh winters to keep the fur trade alive. During the winter they spent time at camp with fellow fur traders and native friends. Winter was the time for rendezvous. Students meet voyageurs spending their winter at camp in Minnesota. These eccentric characters teach games, crafts, cooking, and skills to the “new recruits” or students. Along the way students experience the life of a voyageur and Minnesota’s rich history!

Cross Country Skiing: The stillness of the winter woods, the sparkle of fresh snow, and the swish of skis on the trail. . . every student should have the opportunity to experience cross country skiing. In this activity, students learn the basics of skiing equipment and method: kick and glide, hill climbing, and, of course, falling down. Our ski trail, with loops of different lengths, is the perfect setting for learners.

When: Wednesday, December 28 from 8:45am - 3:15pm (bus will depart the north entrance of school at 8:45am and return at 3:15pm)
Where: Long Lake Conservation Center
Fee: $5/day - Must pre-register
LUNCH will be served at Long Lake Conservation Center


Big Sandy Camp is host to a family day of snow tubing and spaghetti dinner. Don't miss out on the fun snow tubing adventure in the great outdoors!

To view flyer click on the link below:

President's Day 2017


Big Sandy Camp is host to a family day of snow tubing! Don't miss out on this fun snow tubing adventure in the great outdoors!

To view flyer click on the link below:

MLK Tubing Day 2017


Cooking Matters® specialized curricula cover practical nutrition information, hands-on food preparation, and food budgeting and shopping. All participants receive recipes, and other educational materials from the lessons, and adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries each week to practice what they've learned in class at home.

Looking to volunteer as an adult mentor in the class? Please contact Lisa Kruse at 768-5133.

When: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 from 3:30 - 5:30pm

Ages: 9 - 12 grade

No Fee

Instructor: Carolyn McQueen and Jodi Nordlund, U of M Extension


What can you do with pencils outside of school? Join artist/instructor Ann Rorem to learn basic drawing techniques and get introduced to materials to help increase confidence and build drawing skills.

When: January 11, 18, 25 & February 1 from 3:30 - 5:30pm

Ages: 14 and older

Where: McGregor Public Library

Instructor: Ann Rorem, Artist

Fee: $25 to include materials for the four sessions

Minimum: 5 students


Build on your basic drawing skills.  This class is perfect for the artist who hasn’t picked up a pencil in awhile or a new student to drawing.  Develop your creativity in a supportive and fun atmosphere. 

When: Session 1:  February 15, 22, March 1, & 8 or Session 2: March 22, 29, April 5 & 19

Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Ages: 14 and older

Where: McGregor Public Library

Instructor: Ann Rorem, Artist

Fee: $25 to include materials for four weeks

Minimum: 5 students 


Let’s try watercolor, watercolor pencils.  Learn a variety of ways you can create paintings using this unique form of paint.  Join watercolor artist/instructor Ann Rorem as she shares some techniques and ideas for using these colorful pencils and brushes, to get you started.  Materials will be provided.

When: February 16, 23, March 2 & 9 from 3:30 - 5:20pm

Where: McGregor Public Library

Ages: 14 and older

Instructor: Ann Rorem, Artist

Fee: $25 to include materials for the four sessions

Minimum: 5 students


Wow, Watercolor in a powder!  Do you love color,? Do you enjoy tie dying?  Let’s create amazing free form color on paper with a just a couple simple materials.  Join watercolor artist/instructor Ann Rorem as she guides you through this fun new version of watercolor paint.  You can let your colors do their own thing or blend with your brush.  Materials will be provided .

When: March 23, 30, April 20 & 27from 3:30 - 5:20pm

Where: McGregor Public Library

Instructor: Ann Rorem, Artist

Fee: $25 to include materials

Minimum: 5 students 14 years and older


McGregor basketball has been building a program whose goal is to be competitive year in and year out. Our basketball players pride themselves on hard work, dedication, teamwork, and selfless sacrifice for the benefit of the team. Community Education, Boys Coaches Wahlin & Pierce, and Girls Coaches Fischer & Hawkinson hope you will become a part of the program and one day help us in our efforts. The elementary basketball program will work on skills like dribbling, passing shooting, and rebounding. Time will consist of friendly competitions, work on team building, and showing youth how much fun basketball can be.


Saturday Basketball Schedule

When: November 26; December 3, 10, 17 & 31; January 7, 14 & 21from 9:00 - 10:00am

Ages: Grades 3 - 6

4-6 grade practice and game schedule will go home with students.


The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance fitness party for kids, ages 7-10, where they can play it loud and rock out with friends! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get feet movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching!  This will be the 3rd year that we’ve offered Zumba Kids in McGregor!  What a great way to reinforce to kids the importance of moving EVERY day.

Students wishing to participate will need comfortable tennis shoes, clothes that allow them to move, and a water bottle.  We provide a small, healthy snack.  Students will need to be picked up promptly after class, as no transportation is provided.  Please make arrangements with your child concerning where you will pick them up.  We will have a parent/kid class on March 1st at 3:30!  All parents, guardians, grandparents, brothers and sisters are welcome to attend!

When: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22; March 1 (Parent's Night) from 3:20 - 4:15pm (all kids must be picked up at the end of class)

Where: High School Auditorium

Ages: 7 - 10 years old

Instructor: Julie Jacobsma, Certified Zumba Instructor

Fee: $25 for all sessions

Please contact Julie Jacobsma if you have any questions., or contact Lisa Kruse, Community Ed Director.

CABS: Child and Baby-Sitting Safety Class / American Safety & Health Institute

(ASHI) Learn the responsibilities of being a babysitter. Topics include starting your own babysitting business, child development, proper feeding & diapering techniques, personal safety, medical emergencies, basic first aid care and fire safety. The course is developed by the American Safety and Health Institute and approved by the American Pediatrics Association. Class participants receive a CABS book and certification card. Students can bring a snack.

When: Monday, January 23 from 9am - 12:00pm

Where: Home Ec Room

Instructor: Kari Fairclough

Ages: 4th through 8th Grade

Maximum 20 students

Class fee: $35



Just mention the words "Home Alone" and children think of the excitement depicted in the movies of the same name. The reality of being home alone can evoke fear and anxiety in many children. Whether left alone for an hour after school or several hours a day during the summer, children should feel comfortable being alone. This workshop for children will address several topics to relating to being "Home Alone". Topics include personal safety tips, tricky people, basic first aid, fire safety, handling the unexpected, internet safety, gun safety, dealing with loneliness and boredom, storm safety, dealing with siblings as well as trust and honesty. Students can bring a snack.

When: Monday, January 23 from 12:30 - 2:30pm

Where: Home Ec Room

Instructor: Kari Fairclough

Ages: 3rd Grade and up

Maximum: 20 students

Class fee: $20


Have you ever seen someone fall over and hurt their leg? Or perhaps you know someone who's been very ill? Have you ever been near an accident? Imagine being able to help out in each of these situations - that's what First Aid is all about. Children can make a difference in an emergency situation and the most important thing is for them to know simple basic first aid steps to follow in different situations. Topics include: recognizing an emergency and knowing what to do, calling 911, basic first aid techniques, personal safety tips, tricky people, gun and fire safety. Students can bring a snack.

When: Monday, January 23 from 2:45 - 4:45pm

Where: Home Ec Room

Instructor: Kari Fairclough

Ages: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Maximum: 15 students

Class fee: $20


Calling all youth interested in learning how to skate and have FUN! This beginner program will teach the basic fundamentals to become a great skater and enjoy the winter months ahead. Classes will take place after school at the school skating rink and/or Big Sandy Lodge & Resort.

Register to be a part of the youth skate club and begin as soon as there is ice to skate on! That means cold weather, but it will be worth it!

Instructors: Kari Horbacz and Marisa Kuha