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.

Barn Quilts
Adult Painting Class
     Are you a little nervous to explore your creativity and paint? Absolutely no need! No experience or talent necessary. Come learn step-by-step how to paint your very own 24x24” Barn Quilt! Everything you need will be supplied, except you may want to wear a paint shirt. Bring friends for a fun evening and take home a masterpiece that can be hung indoors or out. Registration deadline Feb. 24.
Please email a barn quilt image to river street.painthouse@gmail.com before March 1st. We will have it printed, sketched out and ready to go for class. If you need a barn quilt design, we can find one for you too!
     Monday, March 6; 6-9 pm, $45, Art room, A1343, High School entrance, Emily Lynch Victory, Artist/Instructor
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.
    Session 1: Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23
    Session 2: Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
     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
Essential Oils Make and Take Class
     Join us for a make and take class. The products made during this class will be non-toxic and will include essential oils. During this class, you will learn how to make: Room Spray, Household Cleaner, Relax and Unwind rollerball and a Lavender Linen Spray and take your finished products home with you to enjoy. This class is focused on teaching you how to make these non-toxic products for your personal use, there will be no product presentation or sales during this course. Attendee Max: 12. Registration one week prior to class.
    Session J: Tuesday, January 17        6:30-8 pm
    Session F: Tuesday, February 7        6:30-8 pm
    FACS room, A134, High School entrance, $20 includes materials used in class, Kristen Merwin and Erin Murray, Owners of Northwoods Naturals
Paint Your Pet or Favorite Animal!
Adult and Child age 6 and Older Painting Class
     Want to try something new with your child and have your very own MASTERPIECES to hang up afterwards? Come paint your pet or favorite animal with your child. We will have cookies to share at the end while we display our beautiful works for the group. Register by March 13. Please email your pet or animal image to riverstreet.painthouse@gmail.com before March 15th. We will have it sketched and ready to go for class.
     Thursday, March 23, no school the next day for HLWW 2687 students. 6-7:30 pm, $23 per painter, $44 per child adult pair, Art room, A1343, High School entrance, Emily Lynch Victory, Artist/Instructor
Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Profitable! Home Composting System
     We invite you to improve your Home Composting System, which will become your productive 4’x4’ organic vegetable garden providing the best possible growing soils. We will help you collect compost materials, dig the 4’x4’ compost space, assist with soil removal and provide materials and assistance for the garden completion. Visit www.gardeningww.org under Grants and Local to review the possibilities and then sign up to learn more. Once you enjoy this care-free garden unit, you will want more! Gardening World Wide is a 501c3 concerned for the well-being of all persons around the world.
     Monday, March 20; 7-8:15 pm, $7, Room E213, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, SFG certified gardeners, Patrick and Connie Lahr
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.
     Wednesdays, May 3-June 21, 8 weeks; 6-7 pm, $110, maximum 12 per class, Kathy Larson, Sundowner Retrievers Kennel
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.
     Wednesdays, May 3-June 21, 8 weeks; 7:30-8:30 pm, $110, maximum 12 per class, Kathy Larson, Sundowner Retrievers Kennel

College Financial Aid
How to Get Your Fair Share
     This program is geared toward high school students and their parents. It will give attendees a clearer understanding of the financial aid process.
Content includes an explanation of the college financial aid application, including facts and myths. How income affects aid eligibility, identification of the assets that are taken into consideration in calculating the Expected Family Contribution and how parental and student assets affect aid eligibility.
     Wednesday, January 25; 7 pm, FACS room A134, High School entrance, No fee if registered by January 18, $7 after January 18, Luke Gagnon and Brian Marketon, Financial Advisors
Social Security Timing - Retirement Income Planning
     This class will address the following questions: “Will Social Security be there in the future?”; “Should I claim my benefit early or late?” We will be looking at the three major categories of benefits - Retirement, Spousal and Survivor as well as reviewing actual case studies. Please join us to learn more about the options available to you. This is an information class only, no products are sold.
     Thursday, February 2 or Tuesday, March 7; 7-8:30 pm, Room E213, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor. No fee if registered one week prior to class date, $7 after registration deadline
Lisa Hauer, Registered Representative with New Era Financial, Hutchinson, MN (Securities offered through J.W.Cole Financial, Inc. (JWC) Member FINRA/SPIC.  Advisory services offered through New Era Financial Advisors, Inc. and J.W. Cole Advisors, Inc. (JWCA). New Era Financial Group, Inc., New Era Financial Advisors, Inc. and JWC/JWCA are unaffiliated entities.)
Community First Aid
     Learn the signs and symptoms of cardiac distress, choking, and rescue breathing. Identify the signals of shock and minimize its effects; care for sudden illness, including poisoning, heat and cold emergencies; how to recognize an emergency and respond to the situation. Upon completion of this course, you will be certified in First Aid by the American Red Cross. Purchase of book is optional, not included in the class fee. Registration deadline February 9.
     Thursday, February 16; 6:30-9:30 pm, Community Room E212/E214, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, $50, Louise Weber
CPR Refresher
     Participants will review the skills of recognizing and caring for cardiac emergencies. This one night refresher course will continue your certification upon successful completion of the written and practical tests. Certificate in American Heart CPR. Registration deadline February 1.
     Thursday, February 9; 6:30-9:30 pm, Community Room E212/E214, MS, Community Education entrance east side lower level parking lot take elevator to 2nd floor, $35, Louise Weber
Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA)
     Come to a relaxed and easy-going class to learn the Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA). Parents, grandparents, foster parents, child care providers, educators, coaches, counselors and others who have interaction with children are encouraged to attend. This model is being used in our schools with great success. Our students are achieving academically and behaviorally. The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is more than just a parenting model or behavior management strategy. It is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships and recognizing that everyone has inherent greatness. The class is given through powerpoint and videos. You will leave the class with a method for achieving strong family relationships that foster a healthy lifestyle. Childcare is available for the day session classes. Registration deadline one week prior to class date.
Day Sessions
    Session M: Mondays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13
    Session T: Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
    9-10 am
    Classes are in Room E013, Middle School, Enter Community Education door East side MS
     No class fee for adult
     Child care available $10 per child per session M or T.
Evening Session
     Mondays, January 30, February 6; 6-9 pm, Media Center, HS, $15/person, $20/family couple, optional book available for purchase at class. Trainers: Vawn Krzmarzick and Breanne Adickes
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, March 14; 5:30-9:30 pm, FACS room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
     Monday, March 27; 8 am-noon, FACS room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
     Tuesday, June 13; 8 am-noon, FACS room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance
8-hour class for new students
     Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11; 5:30-9:30 pm, FACS room, A134, HS, 8700 County Road 6 SW, HL, High School entrance