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.
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
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.
Session M: Mondays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13
Session T: Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
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.
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