Adult Offerings

We offer a variety of adult classes- arts and crafts, computer classes, exercise and more.  Offerings change each quarter, so be sure to check out our brochure.  Contact us if you have any questions.

Beginning/Intermediate Violin, Guitar, Piano or Ukulele Lessons
     Start playing violin, guitar, piano or ukulele, the instrument you always wanted to learn. Lessons include beginner or intermediate. Student must have their own instrument to practice on at home. Advanced lessons can also be arranged, your choice. Register one week prior to class start date.
    Spring Session: Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
    Summer Session: Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27
     Lessons begin after 6 pm, time arranged with instructor. Music room, Winsted Elementary, $150 for 8 lessons usually 30 minutes beginner, intermediate 45 minutes, occasionally beginners go longer. Bonnie Hallett, music teacher
Yoga
     A convenient way to get your Yoga Fix this summer! We’re all busy in the summer, so come when you can! All Levels Welcome! Bring a mat of your own to use. Seven classes for the price of five. Register by June 2.
     Tuesdays, June 13-August 22 (no class June 20, July 4, 18, August 15); 6:15-7:15 pm, Room E212/E214, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, $35, special reduced summer fee, Julie Stoltman-Kubes, CPT, CMT, RYT
Yoga For A Strong Core
    In this two hour Learning and Doing session, we will visit the essentials of the Core. Focusing on how the anatomy of this area can cause pain and discomfort, and how one can increase strength & balance with yoga postures and principles. Wear loose comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat if you have your own. Some mats will be available for use. Be advised that we will be moving up and down off the floor. Register by June 12.
    Tuesday, June 20; 6-8 pm, Room E212/E214, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, $15, Julie Stoltman-Kubes, CPT, CMT, RYT
Yoga For Stress Relief
     In this two hour Learning and Doing session, we visit the topic of most concern for society at large, STRESS! Stress is caused by many factors, and we will delve into how Yoga can help diminish the mental & physical pain caused by stress. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, if you have one. Some mats will be available for use. Be advised we will be moving up and down off the floor. Register by July 10.
    Tuesday, July 18; 6-8 pm, Room E212/E214, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, $15, Julie Stoltman-Kubes, CPT, CMT, RYT
Foam Rolling For Athletic Performance
     In this two hour Learning and Doing session, for both STUDENT & ADULT ATHLETES, we will use the foam roller to release tension, stress, and adhesions in all major muscle groups, as well as for sport specific issues. Wear comfortable clothing and expect to move around on the floor, support your own body weight seated, and have the ability to move through normal ranges of motion with the large muscle groups. If you have your own foam roller, bring it. Rolls will be available for purchase, but in limited quantity. Register by August 7.
     Tuesday, August 15; 6-8 pm, Room E212/E214, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, $15, Julie Stoltman-Kubes, CPT, CMT, RYT
Junior Handlers-Dog Obedience
     This class is geared for young kids that are gearing up to learn about competition with their beloved K-9. You will learn the proper way to handle your dog in the ring when showing, correct commands to use, learn why timing/correction is so critical to having a successful time in the ring and getting high scores. Commands to learn: heal, stand for exam, front,  down, side, proper recall, about turns, U-turns, group sit stays, group down stays. Kathy has 22 years of training and showing background with obedience, hunting and agility.
    Bring a water bowl, 6 foot leather lead NO FLEXI’s, treats that are recommended are: string cheese, hot dogs or anything that is soft and palatable so it’s easy to swallow. Every dog must be fully vaccinated and must show proof PRIOR to class (distempter, bordetella, rabies and must be on a Frontline and Heartguard).
Classes will be held outside weather permitting near Howard Lake. You will receive directions after registering. Registration deadline is April 21.
     Spring Session: Wednesdays, May 3-June 21, 8 weeks;
     Summer Session: Wednesdays, July 12-August 30, 8 weeks
6-7 pm, $110, maximum 12 per class, Kathy Larson, Sundowner Retrievers Kennel

Women’s Wisdom  
    Dr. Jennifer is going to educate us on all important information she feels every married couple should understand about hormones & sex, from a females perspective. She will be educating the role of sex in our lives, and how it impacts our health. There is going to be in-depth education on understanding the male and female body parts and how they all work together. This class is full of humor and allows for specific questions to be answered anonymously throughout the class. Both men and women alike find great education from this class! Register by August 1.
    Wednesday, August 9; 7-8 pm, Room E212/E214, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, $7, Jennifer Butturff, DC
Autumn-ize Yourself!
     Do you want that summer buzz to last into the winter? Why can’t we just hibernate like a bear? Learn how we can prepare our bodies for the autumn equinox. How does the change of season cause mental, physical and hormonal changes that make us tired, moody, bloated, anxious and fat? We will also discuss sleep patterns, hormone production pre and post menopause, brain nutrition, cognitive function, weight control, fat burning and mental wellbeing. Register by August 15.
     Wednesday, August 23; 7-8 pm, Room E212/E214, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, $7, Jennifer Butturff, DC

AARP Smart Driver™ Course
     AARP Driver Safety Programs are innovative classroom driver retraining programs for persons 55 and older which are designed to help improve driving skills. The eight-hour course or the four hour refresher course will be offered. Minnesota State Law requires all insurance companies to give a premium reduction to all persons 55 years of age and over who complete this course. AARP Driver Safety (ADS) offers the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. The AARP Smart Driver Course is participant friendly and easy to follow. Learn research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash. Understand the links among the driver, vehicle and road environment, and how this awareness encourages safer behavior. Learn how aging, medications, alcohol and other health-related issues affect driving ability and ways to adjust to allow for these changes. Increase confidence. Know how to drive safely when sharing the road with other road users. Learn the newest safety and advanced features in vehicles. Class is limited to 30 students. Preregistration is required. Bring your driver’s license to class. Fee includes AARP materials and host fee. Register one week prior to class date.
     $18 AARP members, bring card to class
     $23 non-AARP members
4-hour refresher for those who have already taken the 8-hour course
     Tuesday, June 13; 8 am-noon, Foods room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
     Tuesday, September 19; 5:30-9:30 pm, Foods room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
     Tuesday, November 14; 5:30-9:30 pm, Foods room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
8-hour class for new students
     Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21; 5:30-9:30 pm, Foods room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
Basic Puppy Obedience  
     This class is geared for the new puppy owner. Learn proper crating methods,  what’s safe to give to your puppy, how to enforce sit/down /stay.  Why positive treat reinforcement and timing on corrections is so critical. Proper healing, coming when called.  Kathy has 22 years of training and showing background with obedience, hunting and agility. Bring a water bowl, 6 foot leather lead NO FLEXI’s, treats that are recommended are: string cheese, hot dogs or anything that is soft and palatable so it’s easy to swallow. Every dog must be fully vaccinated and must show proof PRIOR to class (distempter, bordetella, rabies and must be on a Frontline and Heartguard).
Classes will be held outside weather permitting near Howard Lake. You will receive directions after registering. Registration deadline is April 21.
     Spring Session: Wednesdays, May 3-June 21, 8 weeks;     
     Summer Session: Wednesdays, July 12-August 30, 8 weeks
7:30-8:30 pm, $110, maximum 12 per class, Kathy Larson, Sundowner Retrievers Kennel