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									                                 Lifelong Learning

 Catch
          Energy
 the


                                                of GREEN
                                              LEARNING!

INVEST IN YOU!
EXCEPTIONAL
VALUE
Keeping Your Cash!
page 15
Dinner on a Dime!
page 6
Great River Energy Tours
page 22
Beginning Running
for Women
page 9
Rain Gardens
page 23
Empty Bowls
page 29
Hips,
Thighs and
Otherwise
page 8




                             FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, 2009
                           Community Education Classes and Programs1
     WELCOME                                                        GREEN
           What’s in it for me?                                    LEARNING!
                                            What is green learning? It is top rated educational
                                          opportunities that are located close to home, and utilize
                                            community experts and resources! Registering for
                                         Community Education classes revitalizes your community!
                                          And they offer excellent opportunities to learn new skills
                                               while being exceptionally easy on your wallet!
                                        Choose Community Education and discover why thousands
                                          of you say that you would recommend our classes to a
                                             friend. 96% of all participants walk away pleased!
                                          We invite you to browse the catalog and find classes that
                                        intrigue you. Enroll with your friend or family and spend your
                                         entertainment dollars on activities that are more than fun...
                                          they also connect the community while teaching valuable
                                                             skills and information.
                                             Call a friend, browse the catalog and sign-up today!
                                                           Catch the Energy!

    TOP NEW CLASSES
    Classes that support your community, and are
    easy on your wallet and the earth!

      NEW The ABC’s of Talking to Your Kids
          About Money page 12
      NEW Health Care for Seniors page 14
      NEW Composting page 23
      NEW Open Workshop - Computer Lab page 27
      NEW Great Main Dishes, No Meat page 4

      NEW Brain Gym Classes page 7




                      Our Promise...
              	     to	you	is	simple,	because	you	are	important	to	us.		If	you	are	not	satisfied	with	any	
                    Community	Education program or class, please call us.
2             	     We	want	to	make	it	right.		
     Register NOW! CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7119
Browse the catalog!
              sses
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             Contents
    4-6      Culinary Creations
             Extremely popular cooking classes!

    7-11     Mind and Body
             Discover why these top-ranked classes are so good for you!

    12-13    Mind and Body - Family Focus
             Fit from the inside out!

    14-17    Money Matters
             Information to help you make important financial decisions.

    18-19    Day Brighteners and the Daddy Daughter Dance
             Convenient day time classes and one very special event!.

    20       Global Languages
             Amazing Spanish, popular Swedish

    21       Health and Safety
             Over 55? Save money on your insurance.
             Plus - CPR and First Aid!

    22-25    Home and Garden
             Green living is easy and starts at home!


    26-27    Computers and Technology
             No-stress computer classes, eBay and digital photography.

    28-33    Artful Living
             Handmade with heart! Empty Bowls Special Event - Fund Raiser

    34       ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools Map
             It’s easy to find your way!

    35       O.A.S.I.S. and Wastebasket Revue
             The District 279 Foundation

    36-39    Community Education Programs and Services
    40-41    Registration and Contact Information
    42       A Night Out - The District 279 Foundation
    43       Courage - Free to the public! Special Event
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                            Cook with Peppers,
                        Lettuce, Spinach...

                 Eat YOUR
                     Greens!
     NEW!
     Great Main Dishes-NO Meat
     Tired of beef? Create Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms, Tofu Stroganoff,
     a hearty Garbanzo Bean and Lentil Soup, Black-eyed Peas with Cabbage
     and Cheese, Chili with Kidney Beans and Bulgur, Quinoa Salad with Bell                 Pasta! Pasta! Pasta!
     Peppers and Olives, and the famous Nepali Dhal using lentils.                          Here's something to make your mouth
     #CCGMD-W-00-001-09                  Thursday Feb. 26          6-9 p.m.                 water.... Bruschetta with vine ripe
     $29/person                          MGJH                Laurel Severson                tomatoes and creamy gorgonzola cheese!
                                                                                            Your pasta barrage includes spaghetti and
                                                                                            meatballs in a light marinara sauce, topped
NEW!                                          NEW!                                          with freshly grated parmesan. Next you’ll
Deep Dish Pizza                               Chicken en Crout                              enjoy ziti tossed with olive oil, fresh
We’ll start with a spinach salad,             What could be better than a traditional       garlic, broccoli, oven roasted tomatoes
tender spinach leaves tossed in a tangy       Caesar salad tossed with fresh baked          and tender breast of chicken. Taste a
vinaigrette with hard cooked eggs and         croutons and Romano cheese? Maybe             fresh favorite, vermicelli with succulent
fresh herbs. Spaghetti all Amatriciana        a tender, sauteed breast of chicken           gulf shrimp in a delicious roasted red
follows with onions, garlic, and bacon        wrapped in a flaky pastry shell with button   bell pepper pesto cream sauce. You will
simmered in plum tomatoes with crushed        mushrooms and a rich port wine sauce.         finish with “Panna Cotta”, a delightful
red pepper and Romano cheese. You will        Make a Jasmine rice blend using toasted       combination of cream and gelatin served
then learn the secrets to preparing the       almonds and dried cranberries and prepare     in a fresh strawberry sauce with crispy
classic Chicago style deep-dish pizza         fresh asparagus. Finish with a decadent       almond wafers.
baked with a variety of meats, cheeses and    flourless chocolate torte served with an      #CCPAS-SP-00-001-09
fresh vegetables. We’ll finish with an Old-   raspberry sauce and fresh whipped cream.      Wednesday Apr. 22
Fashioned Jelly Roll, delicate sponge cake    #CCCEC-SP-00-001-09                           6-9 p.m.                    $35/person
rolled up with a rich chocolate ganache       Wednesday Mar. 25                             MGJH                        Jeff Sandino
and fresh whipped cream.                      6-9 p.m.                    $35/person
#CCDDP-SP-00-001-09                           MGJH                        Jeff Sandino      Fabulous Fish Dishes
Wednesday Apr. 1                                                                            There's something fishy happening here!
6-9 p.m.                     $35/person       NEW!                                          Discover a few basic techniques to create
MGJH                         Jeff Sandino                                                   delicious fish dishes. Start with a mixed
                                              Warm Up Your Wok!
                                                                                            greens and garden vegetable salad tossed
                                              Oriental Favorites                            in a homemade creamy garlic dressing.
                                              Have you ever conjured up fortunes to

“Very
                                                                                            You'll grill fresh tuna steaks with a
                                              go inside cookies? You will, followed         fabulous Mediterranean style relish served
                                              by discovering the art of actually making     with pasta in a garlic olive oil. Moist,
                                              the “Fortune Cookie”. Next you'll taste       flaky Atlantic Salmon is slow baked with

 enjoyable!”
                                              Egg Rolls stuffed with pork, shrimp and       an oven dried tomato and dill butter sauce.
                                              vegetables, served with Hot Mustard           Walleye Pike will be lightly breaded and
                                              and Sweet and Sour Sauce for dipping.         pan-fried to a crispy golden brown and
                                              The meal just wouldn’t be complete            served with homemade tarter sauce and
         Janet M.                             without Fried Rice, and Beef Stir Fry with
                                              mushrooms and pea pods in a rich sauce.
                                                                                            mashed potatoes. Key Lime Pie finishes
                                                                                            topped with fresh whipped cream.
           Past Participant                   #CCORF-W-00-001-09                            #CCFFD-SP-00-001-09
                                              Tuesday Mar. 10                               Tuesday May 12
                                              6-9 p.m.                    $35/person        6-9 p.m.                     $35/person
                                              MGJH                        Jeff Sandino      MGJH                         Jeff Sandino
4      Register NOW! CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7119
Southern Italian Family Style
Experience the robust flavors of Italian                                                           CULINARY CREATIONS
cuisine! Begin with tender baby greens in    NEW!
a tangy balsamic vinaigrette, followed by
bruschette, toasted Italian bread topped
                                             Parent/Child Cooking Fun
                                             Bring your child or grandchild for a                    Meet Your
                                                                                             Instructors
with a fresh tomato relish and use the       night out in the kitchen. Cooking with
same delicious relish for classic Eggplant   kids is not only fun but it’s a great way
Parmesan. Prepare manicotti filled with      to improve their reading and math skills.
a variety of cheeses and served with a       We’ll be cooking up kid-friendly foods
delectable marinara sauce. Top it off with   such as homemade Calzones, Peanut
Tiramisu, layers of mascarpone cheese,       Butter and Jelly Muffins, Sloppy Toms                                      Instructor
rum soaked ladyfingers, Zabaglione and       and Apple Turnovers. You will receive a                               and professional
Chocolate Biscotti. It’s sublime!            packet filled with many more recipes to try                       chef, Jeff Sandino, has
#CCSTF-W-00-001-09                           at home. Boys and girls ages 6 and up are                     been sharing his love of food
Tuesday Feb. 17                              welcome. Adults may register with up to                     with our community for many
6-9 p.m.                     $35/person      two kids.                                                 years. His exuberance makes your
MGJH                         Jeff Sandino    #CCPCC-W-00-001-09                                       evening more than a cooking class, it
                                             Tuesday Feb. 17              6:30-9 p.m.                    is entertainment! Packed with fun,
Back by Popular Demand!                      $35/adult-child pair                                          new recipes and authentic
Chocolate, Chocolate and                     $10.00/Additional Child                                         flavors, Jeff’s classes
More Chocolate                               OJH                                                              always fill quickly!
Create, taste in class and then take home    Lisa-Marie Stienessen
many rich chocolate treats. Later, at                                                                           JEFF SANDINO
home, select your favorite class recipe,
add candles and make a memorable                                                                         “Jeff makes it
(and delicious) treat for the sweetheart                                                               look so easy - to
in your life! Remember...chocolate
is great anytime! Recipes include: A
                                                                                                    make these fabulous
Coffee Flavored Mousse, 2 decadently                                                         recipes. He knows his stuff!”
rich brownies, Dipping Chocolate (for                                                                 Past Participant, Fall 08
strawberries, apricots, pretzles and
teaspoons), 3 superb Hot Fudge Sauces,
“Almost Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip
Cookies”, Easy Truffle Variations, Italian
                                                                                               LISA-MARIE
Ricotta Cheesecake and Italian Orange                                                          STIENESSEN
Ricotta Custard. Yum!
                                                                                                     Her specialty is
#CCCCC-SP-00-001-09
                                                                                           everything sweet! She has
Saturday May 2
                                                                                           taught the joy of cake
9 a.m.-12 p.m.               $29/person
                                                                                           decorating and sugar
MGJH                    Laurel Severson
                                                                                           artistry to nearly 2,500
NEW!                                                                                               students in the
                                                                                                          Twin Cities area
Crepes - The “Do-Ahead” Wrap                                                                                and was named International
Crepes are an easy, impressive do-ahead
                                                                                                             Instructor of the Year by
dish. You will prepare Chicken
                                                                                                              Wilton Industries. She has
Divan for your crepe main dish.
                                                                                                                           been trained by
Follow it with Cheese Blintzes
                                                                                                                          professionals from
served with apricot sauce, and
                                                                                                                           across the country
Mushroom Crepes with
                                                                                                                          and brings this
Sherry Sauce. Orange Crepe
                                                                                                                        knowledge to you in
Suzette, Italian and Sicilian
                                                                                                                           a fun and relaxing
Cannoli, Flaming Crepes and
                                                                                                                            environment. Her
other desserts will round out our
                                                                                                                           passion for cooking
selections. You will experience
                                                                                                                          and crafting has led
“making perfect crepes” including
                                                                                                                      her to consult for Betty
flipping them!
                                                                                                                   Crocker, DecoPac and
#CCDAW-SP-00-001-09
                                                                                                                    Haagen-Dazs.
Tuesday Apr. 14
6-9 p.m.                     $29/person
MGJH                   Laurel Severson
                                                                                                                                        5
                               Keep your
                                pockets GREEN

                               HOME
                                        cooking
NEW! Dinner on a Dime
Ronald McDonald isn’t the only one who can prepare a meal for $2/person. You can too!
This class will give you recipes and tips for putting a family meal on the table for less
than $10.00. As a bonus, most of the recipes will be ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.      NEW Recipes!
You will help prepare and sample recipes such as Penne with Italian Sausage, Ham and            Exotic Palates-Indian Dinner
Swiss Bread Pudding, Italian Potato Torta, and Salmon in Lemon Caper Cream Sauce.               We present you another season of Indian
In addition, you’ll take home a packet of many more recipes that will help keep your            cooking class/party with Anu, owner
grocery bill under control. Register now for this hands-on class!                               of Exotic Palates where you will learn
#CCDOD-SP-00-001-09 Monday Mar. 23                       6:30-9 p.m.                            to make some of the delectable curries
$35/person                  OJH                          Lisa-Marie Stienessen                  of the Mogul era of Indian cooking--a
                                                                                                legacy of the Mogul rulers from the east
NEW! St. Patrick’s Day Feast                                                                    Mediterranean! You will be introduced
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with a delicious Irish feast! Join us for a little bit of St.   to classic ingredients prevalent in Indian
Patrick’s Day history and a lot of delicious food. Our meal includes Pub Salad, Corned          cooking, spice blend preparations and the
Beef and Carrots with Marmalade-Whiskey Glaze, Champ (traditional green potatoes),              rich exotic spices! All this while enjoying
Buttered Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread and, for dessert, White and Dark Chocolate Bread             a Nawabi Sherbert, cool and refreshing
Pudding with Irish Cream Sauce. You’ll also take home several more Irish recipes for            that goes hand in hand with the Indian
your collection. Enroll now and bring a friend to this hands-on class!                          style Onion Fritters or “Bajees” with a
#CCPDF-W-00-001-09 Monday Mar. 16                        6:30-9 p.m.                            yogurt dipping sauce and palate tingling
$35/person                  OJH                          Lisa-Marie Stienessen                  chutneys; followed by the classic Moghlai
                                                                                                Chicken Curry--Murgh Badami Pasanda--
NEW! Souffle Savvy                                                                              Tender pieces of boneless chicken cooked
Are you scared of souffles? Then this is the class for you. Souffles make great
                                                                                                with almond paste and finished in a rich,
appetizers, main dishes and desserts and once you know a few tricks you’ll have success
                                                                                                aromatic, creamy curry! This will be
every time. Watch as a souffle is prepared from start to finish and then have a chance to
                                                                                                served along side with Kesar Pulao, long
practice in a small group to create one of your own. We’ll make both sweet and savory
                                                                                                strands of fluffy basmati rice pilaf laced
souffles including Spinach Souffle with Smoked Gouda and Shallots, traditional Cheese
                                                                                                with fragrant saffron--the queen of all
Souffle, classic Chocolate Souffle and Strawberry Souffle. You’ll take home recipes for
                                                                                                spices and studded with nuts and raisins;
even more options to try. Sign-up and enjoy this demonstration and hands-on class!
                                                                                                and another side of succulent pieces of
#CCSSS-SP-00-001-09 Monday Mar. 30                      6:30-9 p.m.
                                                                                                eggplant--Nawabi Baingan, grilled to
$35/person                  OJH                         Lisa-Marie Stienessen
                                                                                                perfection, adorned with a Mogul spice
                                                                                                blend. Finish all this off with Kesar
Wine Appreciation                               Luscious, Low-Fat,                              Kulfi--the Indian ice-cream perfumed
for Beginners                                   Lightning-Quick Meals                           with cardamom, saffron and nuts! Enroll
Master the secrets of wine appreciation         Join a registered dietitian and discover        today and come, learn to make an Indian
and never be intimidated by a wine              how easy it can be to prepare meals that        feast, very effortlessly put together by Anu
steward again. For more information or to       are both delicious and nutritious! For          and you, and enjoy a delectable dinner
register log on to: ed2go.com/279online         more log on to: ed2go.com/279online             with new friends! Dinner, recipes, spice
6 Sessions - ONLY $89!                          6 Sessions - ONLY $89!                          trivia, chatter and fun are all part of this
                                                                                                enjoyable class/party!

      “Tons of fun as always!”                                                                  #CCEXP-SP-00-001-09
                                                                                                Thursday Apr. 16
                                                                                                6:30-9:30 p.m.               $55/person
                  Past Participant                                                              MGJH                         Anu Seshadri
6       Register NOW! CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7119
Laughter Workshop
Laugh yourself healthy! When we laugh,        Just Breathe                                   MIND AND BODY
our bodies release endorphins that have       The simplest and most powerful technique
amazing positive effects on our system.       for optimum health of mind and body is
Stress is reduced, blood pressure drops,
depression is lifted, and your immune
                                              absolutely free and literally right under
                                              your nose. Breath-work is the single,                 Meet Your
                                                                                             Instructors
system is boosted. The Laughter               most powerful thing you can practice
Workshop (also known as laughter yoga)        for improving energy levels, health and
is gentle, combining laughter exercises       well-being. In this workshop, you will
with breathing. Vigorous laughter (and        learn a complete course of eight ancient
you WILL laugh) fills your body with          breathing exercises that: neutralize stress
oxygen, deep-clears your breathing            by reprogramming your nervous system;                                  She’s Back!
passages, gives you a mild ab and cardio      increase energy; increase brain function;                         By popular demand...
work-out, and exercises your lungs. There     improve immune response; decrease                             and as seen on Oprah!
will be no stretchy poses or balancing.       depression and anxiety; awaken creativity;                 Janice Novak is here to share
Wear light, loose, comfy clothes.             and strengthen your back and abs.                        her wisdom about well being for
#MBLYG-W-00-002-09                            #ECFJB-SP-00-001-09                                     your mind and for your body!
Tuesday Mar. 10                               Friday May 1                                           Check out her traditional favorites
7:15-8:15 p.m.              $11/person        1:30-3:30 p.m.               $9/person                   and the all new... Hips, Thighs
MGSH          Mary Margaret Anderson          Arbor View ECFE              Janice Novak                  and Otherwise! Janice
                                                                                                             regularly presents on TV
#MBLYG-SP-00-003-09                           Living an Intentional Life and                                   and radio! She has a
Tuesday May 12                                Manifesting Your Dreams                                           Masters in Health
7:15-8:15 p.m.          $11/person            Do you feel good about the way you                                 Education and is an
MGSH        Mary Margaret Anderson            spend your time and talents? Are you                              internationally
                                              happy with the time and energy you are                           acclaimed author,
NEW!                                          spending on your goals and dreams? Sign-                        speaker and consultant.
Reducing Stress and Anxiety                   up and become intentional in how you
with Brain Gym                                spend your time, create the life you desire.                   JANICE NOVAK
Are you stressed or anxious? Hear how         #MBLIL-W-00-001-09
your body is affected and learn simple        Thursday Mar. 12                               “Janice is excellent! Finally some
physical movements, which when                6:30-8:30 p.m.                                      real advice that I will use!”
combined with a 3 step learning process,      $15/person                                                   Past Participant
produce amazing results. Brain Gym has        MGJH
been shown to decrease stress, improve        Lynn Marrs                                      MARY MARGARET
attention, comprehension, coordination,
academic skills, organization, and
                                                                                              ANDERSON
communication skills. Bring a water bottle                                                      Mary Margaret is a
- dress comfortably.                                                                           Laughter Professor,
#MBRSA-W-00-001-09                                                                             trained and certified
Thursdays Mar. 19, 26                                                                            in traditional yoga,
6:30-8 p.m.                $19/person                                                              laughter yoga,
MGSH                       Nancy Breyen                                                               group fitness,
                                                                                                       cycling and just
NEW!                                                                                                   about every kind
Mastering Math                                                                                            of group wellness
Through Movement                                                                                             sweat activity. She is a mom,
Do you, your kids, or your students                                                                         wife and athlete who is
struggle with math? Discover how                                                                            passionate about laughing,
movement can affect how your brain                                                                          loving, giving, and being
is integrated for learning math. Learn                                                                             silly for wellness.
simple physical Brain Gym movements to
prepare for success with Math. This is an                                                                          “Thanks Mary!
experiential course designed for fun for
you or bring your child and learn together.
                                                                                                                    You brightened
Bring a water bottle - dress comfortably.                                                                           my day and
#MNMMT-W-00-001-09                                                                                                entire week!”
Monday Feb. 2
6:30-8 p.m.                 $19/person                                                                   Past Participant, Fall 08
MGSH                        Nancy Breyen
                                                                                                                                      7
                   affordable
           FITNESS!
                                                Created Especially for Women!
                                                Absolutely Abs!
                                                Mid-Section Make-Over
                                                Don’t waste your time doing traditional abdominal crunches! Discover how to
                                                strengthen and flatten your abdominals quickly, effectively and in a very functional
                                                way. There are many reasons why the abs can weaken and lose shape: past pregnancies,
Register Early!                                 abdominal surgery, sitting for hours a day at a desk, just to name a few. In this
                                                workshop, you will: strengthen all four layers of ab muscle without getting on the floor;
Massage Techniques                              re-shape your waistline; learn anywhere/anytime abdominal exercises that fit into even
for Pairs                                       the busiest of schedules. Get a tummy tuck without surgery and relieve lower back
Bring your sore aching muscles! Jo G.           discomfort. Come prepared to exercise and bring a mat.
Theisen D.C. will show you how to do            #MBAAB-SP-00-001-09                 Saturday Apr. 25             9-10:30 a.m.
a one-hour massage for total relaxation.        $29/person                          MGJH                         Janice Novak
Posture to prevent injuries will be stressed.
This class helps those with neck, shoulder,     NEW! Hips, Thighs & Otherwise
arm, leg or back pain. Bring a spouse or        Would you like to decrease 2 inches in your saddlebag area in 2 weeks; trim inches
friend - must be 19 or older, wear loose        off lower body by getting rid of excess water weight? Sign-up now and learn Janice's
clothing, also oil or lotion, two pillows       famous “10 Minute Miracle Exercise” series to strengthen lower body muscles quickly
and a large beach towel.                        and increase metabolism and bone density. Discover a simple breathing technique to
#MBMTP-SP-00-001-09                             stimulate fat metabolism; acupressure points for lymph circulation. If you don’t have
Tuesday Apr. 14, 21           7-9 p.m.          time/money/inclination to haul yourself to a gym several times a week, you will love
$35/couple (any two adults)                     these powerful and effective techniques. Come prepared to exercise and bring a mat.
MGSH                          Jo Theisen        #MBHTO-SP-00-001-09                 Monday Mar. 23             6-7:30 p.m.
                                                $29/person                          MGJH                       Janice Novak
Tai’ Chi Ch’uan
For centuries the Chinese have practiced        Balanced Foods for Balanced Moods!
Tai’ Chi Ch’uan as a martial art, a means       Reduce negative moods, increase energy, enhance positive thoughts, improve memory
of exercise and for self-development.           and manage stress through balanced eating and real foods. You will learn how to choose
See how the slow movements can help             foods that optimize production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, the biochemical
reduce the effects of stress and improve        connection to cravings, how to empower yourself to make permanent lifestyle changes
your flexibility, balance, concentration        and much more. Nutritional Weight & Wellness (http://www.weightandwellness.com)
and health. This low-impact, non-contact        instructors lead this interactive class designed to meet continuing education criteria
fitness program is ideal for all adults.        for RNs and qualifies for 2.4 CEUs. RNs are responsible for determining whether the
#MBTCC-W-00-003-09                              course meets their needs. Sign up now and increase your knowledge of the food-mood
Mondays Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26                      connection and how you can positively impact your life!
8-9 p.m.                     $28/person         #MBBFB-W-00-001-09                     Tuesday Feb. 10           7-9 p.m.
OSH                    Michael Ledman           $29/person                             MGJH             Nutritional Weight and Wellness
#MBTCC-W-00-002-09
Mondays Feb. 2, 9, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30    Fills Quickly! Spring Forest Qigong ™
8-9 p.m.                  $48/person            Qigong is a Chinese healing method which combines simple movements, breathing,
OSH                  Michael Ledman             meditation and sound. Very simple and easy to learn techniques help relieve physical
                                                pain, stress, depression and many other health issues. Learn to balance the energy in
#MBTCC-SP-00-001-09                             your body, and enhance your physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Manuals,
Mondays Apr. 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18          DVD’s and Meditation CD’s will be made available for purchase.
8-9 p.m.                 $35/person             #MBSFQ-SP-00-001-09                 Wednesdays Apr. 22, 29, May 6        7-9 p.m.
OSH                 Michael Ledman              $37/person                          MGSH                                 Barb Palmer
8       Register NOW! CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7119
Back by Popular Demand!                        Walk Right and                                     MIND AND BODY
Jump Start Your Metabolism                     Pain-free!
Is it harder for you to maintain a healthy     Walking helps you lose weight and
weight or lose weight than it once was?
Have you tried several diets, but had
                                               reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke
                                               and osteoporosis. Learn proper walking
                                                                                              Meet Your
trouble keeping the weight off? Do
cravings sabotage your good intentions?
Learn how eating real foods in balance can
                                               techniques, pace distance, calorie counts
                                               and injury prevention. This class is
                                               perfect if your walking program has
                                                                                            Instructors
help you lose weight, eliminate cravings       “changed” because of injury. We will
and increase energy. Trained instructors       discuss shoe types and fit. Bring your                         Louise
from Nutritional Weight and Wellness           walking shoes for an evaluation!                           Kurzeka is an
(http://www.weightandwellness.com) offer       #MBWRP-SP-00-001-09                                   organizing expert who
you this interactive class that explains       Monday Apr. 20                                     has presented to comapanies
how your food choices, blood sugar             7-9 p.m.                    $15/person           such as 3M and Best Buy.
levels and essential fatty acids affect your   MGSH                        Jo Theisen          Louise is a regular guest on
energy and your ability to lose or maintain                                                   HGTV’s TIPical MaryEllen Show
weight. This course has been designed by       Oh, My Aching Knees!
                                                                                                 and on local television, including
Darlene Kvist, licensed nutritionist and       Do you have pain with normal daily
                                                                                                    KARE 11’s Today and
host of "Dishing Up Nutrition" on FM           activities like walking, stair-climbing or
                                                                                                     Saturday show.
107.1 and meets continuing education           sitting? Have you been diagnosed with
                                               arthritis, paletia-femoral disorder, or
criteria for registered nurses and qualifies
                                               runner’s knee? Learn knee mechanics,
                                                                                                      LOUISE
for 2.4 CEUs. RNs are responsible for
determining whether the course meets           repair tactics and self-help measures to               KURZEKA
their needs. Register today and discover       reduce pain. Bring your knees!
what you can do to boost your metabolism       #MBOMA-SP-00-001-09                                  “louise is a blast!
now!                                           Tuesday Mar. 31                                   Great tips - thanks!”
#MBJSY-SP-00-001-09                            7-9 p.m.                     $15/person                  Past Participant,
Monday Apr. 20                                 MGSH                         Jo Theisen
7-9 p.m.                     $29/person
MGJH Nutritional Weight and Wellness

Fills quickly!
Beginning Running for Women
Learn how to increase fitness and energy
levels, reduce stress, and recapture the
basic childhood pleasure of running! No
matter how little you exercise, how old
you are, what you weigh, or what secret
obstacle is in your mind, this class is for
you! This program will provide women                                                                  MICHAEL
the camaraderie of helping each other                                                                 LEDMAN
learn and achieve running goals.                                                                      began his martial
A local 5K run will be our main                                                                       arts training studying
event. Each session will consist                                                                      Shotokan styled Karate at
of two parts: training and                                                                            eleven years of age. He
motivational tips from either                                                                         practiced Shotokan Karate
MDRA coaches or guest speakers                                                                        for 7 years before finding
and a 30-45 minute outdoor                                                                            Tai’ Chi Ch’uan. Michael
workout session. Particpants                                                                          began teaching Tai’ Chi
receive a free one-year membership                                                                    Ch’uan and Qigong in
in the Minnesota Distance Running                                                                     1995 as an instructor of
Association.                                                                                          Full Circle Tai Chi. He
#MBBRW-SP-00-002-09                                                                                   currently teaches Tai’
Wednesdays Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29,                                                                        Chi Ch’uan throughout
 May 6, 13, 20, 27                                                                                    the Northern suburbs
Skip Wednesday Apr. 8                                                                                 of Minneapolis with a
6-8 p.m.                     $49/person                                                               focus on self-awareness,
MGSH                 Heidi Keller Miler                                                               relaxation, and Chi
                                                                                                      cultivation for health.
                                                                                                                            9
                   Secrets for work, home and...
                        Simply for
                                               YOU!
                                               NEW!
                                               Living a Clutter-Free Life -
                                               Part II
                                               So the clutter, junk and stuff you don’t       If Everything Is Energy, Why
                                               need or want is no longer your biggest
                                                                                              Do I Feel So Drained?
Pack and Travel Light                          organizing barrier. Now it’s about where
                                                                                              Your home, things, and emotions-all have
Avoid Overweight Luggage Charges               to put all that remains so you won’t end
                                                                                              an energy which impacts your life every
Does your suitcase need to go on a diet?       up with a clutter trap again. Join us and
                                                                                              day. Do you suffer from feelings of being
Have you ever stayed up all night packing      learn practical and simple techniques to
                                                                                              overwhelmed or stressed out? Do you
for a trip only to forget to bring something   manage clutter using proven organizing
                                                                                              yearn for calm and harmony in your life?
really important? Do you want to avoid         guidelines and strategies. Lots of examples
                                                                                              Look to your home to supply some of
re-ironing all your clothes once you           for sustainable everyday solutions will
                                                                                              the answers by applying the principles of
unpack? You’ll learn how to lighten the        be covered. Learn how to keep the
                                                                                              Feng Shui. Learn some tools to organize
luggage load by knowing what to take and       clutter away for life! (Part I is not a pre-
                                                                                              your things using Personal RecordKeeper.
what to leave. Instructor, Louise Kurzeka,     requisite.)
                                                                                              Release negative emotions with your
will share tips to make your vacation          #MBCF2-W-00-001-09
                                                                                              introduction to Emotional Freedom
travel hassle-free! Louise is nationally       Tuesday Mar. 10
                                                                                              Techniques (EFT).
recognized as an organizing expert and         6:30-9 p.m.                  $29/person
                                                                                              #MBEIE-W-00-001-09
popular presenter. She was a regular guest     MGJH                         Louise Kurzeka
                                                                                              Monday Feb. 23
on HGTV’s TIPical MaryEllen Show and                                                          7-9 p.m.                   $25/person
contributes to local programs for KARE         NEW!                                           MGJH                       Suzi Michael
11 and WCCO. Sign-up now for practical         How to Organize for Your
tips that you will really use!                 Learning/Working Style                         #MBEIE-SP-00-001-09
#MBPTL-W-00-001-09                             Have you ever wondered why your                Monday Apr. 27
Tuesday Feb. 24                                friend or co-worker is always neat and         7-9 p.m.                    $25/person
6:30-9 p.m.                   $29/person       tidy while you struggle to keep multiple       MGJH                        Suzi Michael
OJH                           Louise Kurzeka   piles at bay? Or perhaps you did get the
                                               “organizing gene” but your spouse and          Goodbye to Shy
Dream Catchers                                 kids were skipped? How you do or don’t         Become more confident in social,
Do you feel good about the way you spend       organize has a lot to do with your learning    professional, and romantic situations.
most of your time and talents? Do you          or processing style. Join us and you will      For more information or to register log on
believe you are living in congruence with      discover your individual learning style by     to: ed2go.com/279online
your values? Are you happy with the time       completing a short in-class assessment         6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
and energy you are spending on your goals      that measures how you take in and order
and dreams? Does fear undermine your                                                          Get Funny!
                                               information. Discover strategies and tools
dreams? If you are not happy with how                                                         Learn how to use humor to speak more
                                               for each learning/working type to organize
you answered these questions, come and                                                        effectively, write better, and increase your
                                               your life at work and at home. Additional
learn some tools for moving past self-                                                        popularity. For more information or to
                                               $5.00 fee for the assessment tool (which
sabotaging behaviors and engaging your                                                        register log on to: ed2go.com/279online
                                               attendees take home with them) will be
will in manifesting your dream plan. Live                                                     6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
                                               collected by the instructor at the class.
life by design rather than by default.         #MBOLW-SP-00-001-09
#MBDRC-SP-00-001-09                            Thursday Apr. 2
Thursday Mar. 26                               6:30-9 p.m.                 $29/person
6:30-8:30 p.m.              $15/person         MGJH                        Louise Kurzeka
MGJH                        Lynn Marrs

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Created Especially for                                                                                  MIND AND BODY
Women!                                        Stress Relief Using
                                              Acupressure, Relaxation and
Women, Weight and
Hormones:                                     Holistic Healing                                    Meet Your
                                                                                                Instructors
                                              Life got you feeling stressed out? This is
Metabolism Make-Over
                                              a hands-on, experiential, and informative
Are you finding fat is collecting around
                                              session about the causes and the effects
your mid-section and no matter how well
                                              of stress on the body and how to relieve
you watch what you eat or how much
                                              it using acupressure, Health Kinesiology,
you exercise that weight is not budging?                                                                               Lynn
                                              nutrition, chiropractic and other
Register now and you will learn key                                                                              Marrs is a
                                              alternative healing methods and relaxation
strategies for losing weight, including,                                                                    psychotherapist, life
                                              techniques. You will learn about the
which hormones can make you fatter;                                                                     coach and Certified Positive
                                              different types of stress, cortisol, the stress
why hormone ratios are important;                                                                     Discipline Associate. She is
                                              hormone and its effects on the body, as
concrete solutions for controlling your                                                             passionate about empowering
                                              well as how your nervous system responds
appetite and cravings; which foods turn                                                            people to heal, grow and thrive.
                                              to stress, and what you can do to relax!
off your fat creating genes and interfere                                                                As a parent and grandparent
                                              #MBSRA-W-00-001-09
with your abilitiy to burn fat; ten simple                                                                  she is well aware of the
                                              Tuesday Mar. 10
things you can do every day to boost your                                                                     challenges and joys
                                              6:30-8:30 p.m.               $15/person
metabolism; how to tell if your thyroid is                                                                       that come with
                                              MGSH                    Una Forde, D.C.
creating weight problems for you; major                                                                         guiding and
sources of hormone mimicking chemicals                                                                          teaching
and how they can be making you fat and
                                              Looking and Feeling Great
                                                                                                              children life skills.
how to get rid of them.                       Through Right Diet & Exercise
                                                                                                             She is passionate
#MBFFA-SP-00-001-09                           Tired of feeling tired? Of hearing your
                                                                                                           about sharing a philosophy
Saturday Apr. 25                              doctor say that you have high cholesterol
                                                                                                       of discipline that is kind and firm,
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.          $29/person        and of seeing the numbers on the scale
                                                                                                  empowering to adults and children,
MGJH                        Janice Novak      going up and the inches around your waist
                                                                                                   respectful and that teaches children
                                              expanding? Understand how to use the
                                                                                                     valuable life skills.
                                              Glycemic index to regulate your blood
Limited Class Size!                           sugar so you don’t feel so tired. Find out
Finding the Right Hairstyle                                                                           LYNN MARRS
                                              what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is and
Is your hair drab and unfashionable? How      how to measure it. (Optional handbook
much more alive would you feel with a         can be ordered at class time.)
customized makeover.? See yourself with       #MBLFG-W-00-001-09
24 different hairstyles and colors and        Tuesday Feb. 10
take home your own videotape and small        6:30-8:30 p.m.
photos. You will learn practical tips on      $15/person
topics such as face shape, hair textures,     MGSH
and coloring. You will receive a personal     Una Forde
evaluation and recommendations, and
you will choose from over 1,300 different
styles. You will be photographed and
the computer will show you each style
on your own image. The session will be
recorded on your own personal videotape,
plus small photos of all 24 styles that you
can bring to your hairstylist.
#MBFRH-W-00-001-09
Thursday Feb. 5
6-9 p.m.                    $55/person
MGSH
Growth Strategies

#MBFRH-SP-00-001-09
Wednesday Apr. 15
6-9 p.m.
$55/person
MGSH
Growth Strategies
                                                                                                                                 11
                Focus on
                   F A M I LY !
NEW! Finding Your Focus with Brain Gym
Focus--it doesn’t happen in a half-hearted way! Come learn how to have a healthy focus,
which gives you the ability to tune out the extraneous and tune into the details and larger   Extremely Popular
perspective. Use Brain Gym, a personal development program, to learn how to gain
focused attention and higher-order thinking. Bring a water bottle and dress comfortably.
                                                                                              How to Talk to
#MBFFB-W-00-001-09                   Wednesdays Mar. 11, 18              6:30-8 p.m.          Anyone About Anything!
$19/person                           MGSH                                Nancy Breyen         For Teens & Adults
                                                                                              Don’t you hate it... the prospect of walking
                                                                                              into a room that’s packed with strangers,
NEW! Foods to Build Happy, Focused Kids                                                       approaching someone you’ve never
Are your children picky eaters? Junk-food lovers? Not hungry at meal times, but snack         met and striking up a conversation. It’s
all day? Pop drinkers? Are mood swings a problem? Replace fast food and processed             natural to feel uncomfortable. Here’s just a
foods with simple, nutritious food to curb sugar cravings, balance moods, and increase        sampling of the secrets you’ll discover:
energy and focus for school or athletics, while preventing weight gain. Help your kids        • The two most powerful “instant
develop eating patterns that will serve them well throughout life. This course qualifies           rapport” techniques
for 2.4 continuing education credits for registered nurses. RNs are responsible for           • The four rules of effective “small
determining whether this course meets their needs.                                                 talk” - and the one huge error
#MBFBH-W-00-001-09                   Thursday Mar. 5                     7-9 p.m.             • How to converse on any subject
$29/person                           MGJH                Nutritional Weight and Wellness      • Magic phrases that never fail to win a
                                                                                                   new acquaintance’s trust
NEW! Children and Anxiety                                                                     • Is she/he romantically attracted to
Children of all ages feel stress and anxiety for a variety of reasons. Do you ever wonder          you? How do you know for sure?
what you can do to help? This course will include a brief overview of the types of            #MBHTT-SP-00-001-09
anxiety exhibited in children, will help participants learn to recognize symptoms of          Saturday Mar. 21
anxiety as well as interventions to help manage anxiety. This course is interactive;          10 a.m.-12 p.m.              $29/person
course participants will learn and practice anxiety management techniques.                    OJH                          Jill Spiegel
#MBCAA-W-00-001-09                    Thursday Feb. 19                     7-8:30 p.m.
                                                                                              #MBHTT-SP-00-003-09
$19/person                            MGJH                                 Libby Collins
                                                                                              Saturday May 9
                                                                                              10 a.m.-12 p.m.     $29/person
NEW! The ABC’s of Talking to Your Kids About Money                                            OJH                 Jill Spiegel
Does your teen have a Roth IRA? The under 25 age demographic is the fastest growing           Starting a Family
group filing for bankruptcy! You will learn how to protect your kids by teaching them         Adoption and Assisted
how to make and save money. Bring your TEEN! And they will discover the ABC’s                 Reproduction Legal Issues
of money. You will receive a complimentary book: The ABC’s of Making Money 4                  Today there are various family-
Teens by Dr. Denis L. Cauvier and Alan Lysaght. Walk away knowing how to budget,              building options. Steven Snyder Esq.
encourage entrepreneurialism, manage money, create a savings plan and consider an IRA         whose practice focuses in the areas
for teens! Perfect for any parent and bring your early or older teen if you wish! Don’t       of reproduction and adoption issues
hesitate, register early!                                                                     will discuss fertility treatment options,
#MMABC-W-00-001-09                  Thursday Feb. 19                       6-7:30 p.m.        adoptions and assisted reproduction. Walk
$15/person/Additional Child Free OJH                              Becky Gudmundson            away with a clearer understanding of
                                                                                              your options and what they mean to you!
#MMABC-W-00-002-09               Saturday Mar. 21                      9:30-11 a.m.           #MMSAF-W-00-001-09
$15/person/Additional Child Free MGSH                            Becky Gudmundson             Thursday Feb. 5
                                                                                              6:30-8:30 p.m.               $19/person
                                                                                              MGJH                  Steven Snyder, Esq.
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Guardianship Workshop For Parents                                                                            MIND AND BODY
If something were to happen to you unexpectedly, who might step forward to take care
of your children? What would be the impact on your children if that were to happen?          Register Early!
If you have not taken steps to document who would take care of your children if              Home Alone
the unexpected happened to you, then you need to sign up for this workshop. In this          Is your child prepared to stay home
workshop we’ll explain why you need to name guardians for your children, we’ll help          alone? Does he or she know what to do in
you choose who to name as guardians, and we’ll help you prepare legal documents              case of a fire; if there is a stranger at the
naming guardians for your children. You will actually leave this workshop with legal         door; when friends come to play; when
documents naming guardians for your children in the event something happened to you.         using the internet; if they get hungry and
#MMGWP-SP-00-001-09 Saturday Apr. 18                  10 a.m.-12 p.m.                        want a snack? Home Alone is taught by
$15/person                 MGSH                       Chuck Roulet                           Sheryl Nefstead, a District 279 teacher
                                                                                             with significant experience teaching
7 Steps to Make Sure Your Kids are Protected in the Event the                                teens safety and home life skills. She
                                                                                             will guide you and your child through
Unthinkable Happens to You
                                                                                             the important questions to consider and
If you knew that there was a chance that if something happened to you, your kids could
                                                                                             share critical tools. A Maple Grove Police
spend their first night without you in foster care, you would take care of it. If you knew
                                                                                             officer will provide your family with
that as it stands now, your kids could be raised by people you wouldn’t want, you would
                                                                                             Hennepin County guidelines, various
take care of it. Or, you might think you have taken care of it. The truth is that even if
                                                                                             safety considerations and a child safety
you have a will in place, your kids could still be taken from your home the first night if
                                                                                             checklist. This class will help your child
something happened to you.
                                                                                             feel comfortable, and provide you with
In this class, you will learn: How to guarantee your kids never spend even one moment
                                                                                             information to assure that your family
in the foster care system if anything happens to you. How to completely avoid the
                                                                                             is safe in all settings. Most of all it will
lengthy, complex and costly process of probate court, and make sure your children get
                                                                                             prepare you for the big step of leaving
supervised access to any funds you have left them, immediately! And how about this
                                                                                             your child home alone.
one: you have at least one person, you absolutely do NOT want looking after your kids
                                                                                             #JCHMA-W-00-001-09
no matter what, right? You’ll discover exactly how to prevent this from happening, while
                                                                                             Wednesday Feb. 18
avoiding any embarrassing or uncomforable confrontation, and much, much, more.
                                                                                             6:30-8 p.m.
#MMKID-W-00-001-09 Saturday Mar. 14                     10 a.m.-12 p.m.
                                                                                             $19/adult-child pair
$15/person                   MGSH                       Chuck Roulet
                                                                                             $5.00/Additional Adult or Child
                                                                                             MGJH
NEW!                                                                                         Sheryl Nefstead
Special Needs Planning for Your Loved One
The number of Americans with special needs is rising. If
you have a loved one that has special needs, you know the
difficulties of navigating through the assistance programs
available, and you wonder how you can continue to provide
support for your loved one without losing government
benefits. In this class, we will cover planning techniques
that you can use to provide support for your loved
one with special needs.
#MMSNP-SP-00-001-09 Saturday May 2
10 a.m.-12 p.m.              $15/person
MGSH                         Chuck Roulet


Positive Discipline
When you discover more about your
parenting and relationship styles you can begin to
develop a stronger more satisfying relationship with
your children. Your instructor, Lynn Marrs, licensed
Independent Clinical Social Worker leads you through
exploration of Positive Discipline principals based upon
Adlerian theory. Discover four mistaken beliefs that
are behind misbehavior and take home several helpful
handouts as a part of this high-energy, interactive class!
#MBPPD-SP-00-001-09 Thursday Mar. 19
6:30-8:30 p.m.              $15/person
MGJH                        Lynn Marrs

                                                                                                                                        13
  No strings attached!
              Financial

NEW!
                            TIPS
Health Care for Seniors-What You Want to Know
Turning 65? Already there? How do the government programs work? What are parts
A, B, C & D? What gets covered, what doesn’t, when to sign up and what does it mean
to you? All this will be simply explained with handouts, plus many resources to help
you. Learn about long term care, nursing homes, the government spend down and the
Partnership Act. Sign-up now!
                                                                                              Register Early!
#MMHCS-W-00-001-09 Wednesday Feb. 11                 6:30-8 p.m.                              Avoiding Probate and
$9/person                   MGJH                     Esa Katajamaki                           Preserving Assets
                                                                                              What is a living trust and how can it be
#MMHCS-SP-00-001-09 Wednesday Apr. 22                  6:30-8 p.m.                            used to avoid probate, while retaining
$9/person           MGJH                               Esa Katajamaki                         control of your assets? Instructor Richard
                                                                                              Bunin, a skilled and respected lawyer in
NEW!                                                                                          the areas of estate planning, elder law,
Protect Your Estate From Excess Estate & Income Taxation                                      real estate and business law, will lead you
In just a few short years, the estate tax exemption is scheduled to drop substantialy.        through discussions on ways to preserve
Thousands of dollars from your estate may pass on to the IRS (and not your kids)              assets in case of extraordinary medical
without proper planning. If you are retired, or close to retirement, with tax-sheltered       costs and long-term care. You will receive
retirement accounts, this educational seminar is a must for you! Each student receives a      information on different types of wills;
comprehensive handout to review, a chance to ask questions and an opportunity to learn        approaches to estate planning, joint bank
vital steps to protecting your estate.                                                        accounts, pay-on-death and transfer-on-
#MMEST-W-00-001-09 Tuesday Feb. 3                        6:30-8:30 p.m.                       death accounts; and joint ownerships in
$19/person                   MGJH                        Mike Lynch                           real estate and legal life estates. Get the
#MMEST-SP-00-001-09 Wednesday May 6                    6:30-8:30 p.m.                         most current information from Mr. Bunin
$19/person          MGJH                               Mike Lynch                             who is regularly invited to appear on
                                                                                              television and radio as a legal authority
How to Take Care of Mom or Dad Legal Issues & Planning for the Elderly                        and for seven years, he was the host of the
When faced with the responsibility of taking care of mom or dad, the options you face         call-in radio program “Protect Your Estate
are numerous and the considerations can be overwhelming! Steven Snyder, a Maple               with Attorney Richard Bunin”. This is a
Grove lawyer with experience in supporting families with these difficult decisions,           class you can’t afford to miss!
will discuss common issues and concerns that impact the elderly, such as living wills,        #MMAPP-W-00-001-09
powers of attorney, medical assistance, long-term care insurance, trusts, vulnerable adult    Tuesday Feb. 3
legislation and more. Leave empowered to make decisions that affect your future.              7-9 p.m.                      $19/person
#MMHTC-W-00-001-09 Thursday Feb. 12                   6:30-8:30 p.m.                          MGJH                          Richard Bunin
$19/person                MGJH                 Steven Snyder, Esq
                                                                                              #MMAPP-SP-00-001-09
So You’ve Been Appointed Executor or Trustee: Now What?                                       Tuesday Apr. 14
What are the responsibilities, liabilities and the differences among executors, trustees,     7-9 p.m.            $19/person
people given power of attorney and guardians? This is the perfect class for those who         MGJH                Richard Bunin
have been appointed or are trying to decide who to appoint. Questions will be answered

                                                                                               “Great tips,
by respected lawyer, Richard Bunin, who has experience in the areas of estate planning,
elder law, real estate and business law. Take this class and you will feel more prepared if
you are ever faced with taking on the executor or trustee role.

                                                                                               great class!”
#MMAET-W-00-001-09 Tuesday Mar. 10                        7-9 p.m.
$19/person                  MGJH                          Richard Bunin
#MMAET-SP-00-001-09 Tuesday May 5                      7-9 p.m.
$19/person          MGJH                               Richard Bunin                                  Past Participant
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                                                                                                  MONEY MATTERS
NEW!
Keeping Your Cash
How do you get the stuff you NEED, the
stuff you WANT and keep as much of your
hard earned money as possible? Discover
the best kept secrets for maximizing
coupons, uncover different places to find
them and zero in on the best freebies for
things you’ll actually use! Plus, learn
how you can make a few extra bucks
                                                                                        High Speed Project
from home. Your instructor, Jodi Miller,
has 10+ years of marketing experience         Marketing Your                            Management
and currently works for an agency that        Business on the                           Learn to deal with the realities of
                                                                                        managing projects at supersonic
produces manufacture coupons. Jodi says,      Internet
“I guarantee you’ll save more then the cost                                             speeds despite truncated timelines,
                                              E-commerce expert helps you
of the class in just a few days. And one                                                inadequate staffing, and skimpy
                                              develop an Internet marketing
lucky winner will walk away from class                                                  budgets. For more information or
                                              plan for your business.
with over $100 in coupons! Sign-up today,                                               to register log on to: ed2go.com/
                                              For more information or to
bring a calculator and watch your savings                                               279online
                                              register log on to:
add up.”                                                                                6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
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#MMKYC-W-00-001-09                            6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
Saturday Feb. 21
9-11 a.m.                    $15/person       Fills Quickly!
MGSH                         Jodi Miller      Write Your Own Will
                                              Whether you’re married,
#MMKYC-SP-00-001-09                           widowed, single or divorced,
Saturday Apr. 25                              a will is important to make sure
9-11 a.m.           $15/person                your wishes are carried out.
MGSH                Jodi Miller               Learn about estates and wills.
                                              Prepare a complete legal will in
                                              class. You will be provided with
Extremely Popular!                            all of the tools necessary to complete
Starting Your Business                        this important document. This class is
The Legal & Tax Aspects                       for people who have an estate of less
If you own or are thinking of starting a      than $700,000 including life
new business, you’ve probably wondered        insurance, and who don’t own a
how to go about this to provide tax           business. Cost of the packet is
benefits, as well as protect your assets      included in the tuition. Couples
from business creditors. In this course,      need to register individually.
we will explain the importance of forming     Register early, you will receive a
a company, as well as the differences         handout in the mail of what you
between C corps, S corps, LLCs,
partnerships and sole proprietorships.
                                              will need before class.
                                              #MMWYW-SP-00-001-09
                                                                                             Meet Your
We will cover how to form a company
and considerations for certain types of
business activities, such as real estate
                                              Tuesday Apr. 28
                                              6:30-9 p.m.
                                              $35/person
                                                                                       Instructors
investing, retail, sales, construction and    PCHS
professionals.                                Sally Mortenson                          Chuck Roulet
#MMSMB-W-00-002-09                                                                      Chuck Roulet is an
Saturday Apr. 12                                                                        attorney in private practice in
10 a.m.-12 p.m.              $15/person                                                 Maple Grove. Mr. Roulet has
MGSH                         Chuck Roulet                                               nearly ten years experience rep-
                                                                                        resenting businesses and business
#MMSMB-W-00-001-09                                                                      owners, from small “mom and
Saturday Feb. 21                                                                        pop” companies to large, publicly
10 a.m.-12 p.m.    $15/person                                                           traded ones.
MGSH               Chuck Roulet


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How to Send Your Child to                      Professional Tips for College Admissions & Scholarships
College Without Going Broke!                   Getting into America’s top colleges – and paying for it – is the toughest challenge
College selection, application and funding     facing high school students. Yet, few parents and students know where to start. Few
can leave parents of high school students      know that you don’t have to be an academic superstar or varsity athlete to attend
overwhelmed, confused, and stressed.           America’s top schools and win free college money. Learn what college admissions
Without even knowing it, families may          offices look for in an application and how to select the right college, where to find
neglect key steps that could put their         unadvertised scholarship opportunities, how to complete scholarship forms and gather
child in the wrong school or cause them        materials, and what works and what doesn’t in competing for scholarship money.
to incur unnecessary expenses. They            This popular course is taught by Jason Lum, who serves as CNBC’s contributing
don’t know where to turn for help. In this     consultant regarding college admissions and financial aid. Jason has worked for
fast paced, interactive workshop, parents      Harvard University’s Admissions Office. A recipient of $250,000 in scholarship
will learn about the critical steps in the     winnings, and a graduate of Harvard and Berkeley, Jason has served as a college
pre-college process. They will work on         admissions and scholarships consultant to families, schools, and public/private
their personalized “College Commitment         organizations since 2000. Jason’s work with high school students and families has been
Letter” as well as get a clear idea of what    profiled by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, CBS news, and CBS radio.
they will need to do to preserve their         The competition for college admissions and scholarship competitions is more intense
sanity and prevent them from needlessly        than ever before. Equip yourself with the knowledge to gain a competitive advantage.
spending thousands of dollars.                 ALL high school students and their parents (not just Seniors) are strongly encouraged
#MMHTS-W-00-001-09                             to attend!
Tuesday Feb. 10
7-8:30 p.m.                  $15/person        #MMWCS-W-00-001-09                  Thursday Feb. 26          6-9 p.m.
MGSH                         Lee Hyatt         $29/adult-child pair/Additional Child Free
                                               MGSH                                Jason Lum
#MMHTS-SP-00-001-09
Tuesday Apr. 21                                #MMWCS-SP-00-001-09                 Tuesday Apr. 14           6-9 p.m.
7-8:30 p.m.         $15/person                 $29/adult-child pair/Additional Child Free
MGSH                Lee Hyatt                  MGSH                                Jason Lum


NEW! The ABC’s of Talking to Your Kids About Money                                     6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
Does your teen have a Roth IRA? The under 25 age demographic is the                  SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1
fastest growing group filing for bankruptcy! Learn how to protect your                  Master ACT and new SAT reading,
kids by teaching them to make and save money. Bring your TEEN!                        writing, English, and science questions.
And they will discover the ABC’s of money. You will receive a                        SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 2
complimentary book and walk away knowing how to budget, encourage                   Master ACT and new SAT math questions.
entrepreneurialism, manage money, create a savings plan and consider an
                                                                                   For more information or to register log on to:
IRA for teens! Perfect for any parent and bring your early or older teen if
                                                                                              ed2go.com/279online
you wish (ages 12+)! See page 12 for more information.


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Real Estate Investing: Become                                                                         MONEY MATTERS
A Millionaire...even in THIS                  NEW!
Market!
How do you earn rates of return MUCH
BETTER then the stock market? How
                                              Special Needs Planning for
                                              Your Loved One                                    Meet Your
do you begin to locate great properties in
current market conditions! Learn about
buy and hold; flipping; wholesaling; lease
                                              The number of Americans with special
                                              needs is rising. If you have a loved one
                                              that has special needs, you know the
                                                                                              Instructors
option selling and more! What financing       difficulties of navigating through the
options are available to you today? How       assistance programs available, and you
                                                                                                                      Lee
do you find tenants? How do you structure     wonder how you can continue to provide
                                                                                                                Hyatt is a Maple
contracts and leases to protect yourself?     support for your loved one without losing
                                                                                                           Grove resident and the
Learn great negotiating tactics too! You’ll   government benefits. In this class, we will
                                                                                                       owner of Insight College
learn of this and much more in this fast-     cover planning techniques that you can
                                                                                                             Funding.
paced class!                                  use to provide support for your loved one
                                                                                                  His company has helped
#MMRIB-W-00-001-09                            with special needs.
                                                                                                 hundreds of Twin Cities families
Thursday Feb. 26                              #MMSNP-SP-00-001-09
                                                                                                manage the college preparation,
7-9 p.m.                    $19/person        Saturday May 2
                                                                                               selection and funding process. His
MGJH               Michael Vanderheyden       10 a.m.-12 p.m.              $15/person
                                                                                                      unique approach focuses on
                                              MGSH                         Chuck Roulet
                                                                                                         techniques to help college
#MMRIB-SP-00-001-09                                                                                        families control costs and
Thursday May 7                                Starting a Family                                              preserve their sanity.
7-9 p.m.               $19/person             Adoption and Assisted Reproduction                              The parent of a college
MGJH           Michael Vanderheyden           Legal Issues                                                   student, Lee understands
                                              Today there are various family-building                         parents’ concerns and
                                              options for parents who want children,                         worries about college.
Getting the BEST DEAL When                    but face infertility or other family-building
You Buy Your Home in 2009...                  roadblocks. We will discuss and compare
                                              and contrast legal and cost issues. With                    LEE HYATT
even in THIS Market!
                                              the skilled guidance of Steven Snyder
Understand today’s complex buying
                                              Esq. whose practice focuses in the areas
process and how you can thrive in it!
                                              of reproduction and adoption issues, you
Learn about financing options that can
                                              will discuss fertility treatment options,
still include “0” down. How much can
                                              adoptions and assisted reproduction.
you negotiate on foreclosed homes; “short
                                              Walk away with a clearer understanding
sale” properties; and new construction?
                                              of your options and what they mean to
How do you protect yourself in contract
                                              you!
negotiations? What pitfalls should I avoid?
                                              #MMSAF-W-00-001-09
How do I use the internet to find “deals”?
                                              Thursday Feb. 5
What inspections are really worthwhile?
                                              6:30-8:30 p.m.                $19/person
How critical is “timing” in buying? What
                                              MGJH                  Steven Snyder, Esq.
are “performance” guarantees? Plus
MUCH MORE!! You WILL be able to get
the BEST DEAL after you’ve been to this
class!
#MMGBD-W-00-001-09
Tuesday Feb. 24
7-9 p.m.                    $19/person
MGJH               Michael Vanderheyden

#MMGBD-SP-00-001-09
Tuesday May 5
7-9 p.m.              $19/person
MGJH          Michael Vanderheyden




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For classes on this page please register at CatchtheEnergy.org
or call 763-391-7119. See page 40 for registration information!



                             D AY
                 BRIGHTENERS
                                   ALL NEW PROJECTS!

Watercolor Studio: A Continuing Adventure
With New Designs Everytime
Instructor, Barbara Boulka, continues the Watercolor Studio with all “NEW” paintings in
every session, done in a fun and relaxing atmosphere! You will explore different ways
to use watercolor (alone and in combination with other paints and materials). Learn at
your own pace through one-on-one instruction during the hands-on period of each class.        work from
Continuing, as well as beginning students are welcome anytime. Patterns provided. No
drawing skills required. A materials fee of $15.00 will be payable to the instructor and
a supply list will be mailed out one week before class. This is a fun, relaxing class that
                                                                                                           HOME
you’re sure to enjoy!
                                                                                             Secrets of the Caterer
Here are some of the paintings we may do: Scenes from Italy, flowers, watercolor with
                                                                                             Learn cooking and business secrets from a
watercolor crayons, pencils and/or ink, collage, watercolor and acrylic, wet into wet
                                                                                             professional caterer. For more information
watercolor, abstracts, negative painting, holiday themes, and more. Bring bag lunch!
                                                                                             or to register log on to: ed2go.com/
#BPWCS-W-00-001-09 Thursdays Jan. 15, 29, Feb. 5, 19                     11 a.m.-3 p.m.
                                                                                             279online - 6 Sessions with several start
$65/person                  BPCAC                                        Barbara Boulka
                                                                                             dates to choose from! $89/person
#BPWCS-SP-00-001-09 Thursdays Mar. 5, 19, Apr. 16, 30                   11 a.m.-3 p.m.
$65/person          BPCAC                                               Barbara Boulka       Growing Plants for Fun
#BPWCS-SU-00-001-09 Thursdays May 7, 21, Jun. 4, 18                     11 a.m.-3 p.m.       and Profit
$65/person          BPCAC                                               Barbara Boulka       An industry professional teaches you
                                                                                             everything you need to prosper in the
                                                                                             backyard nursery business. For more
Be My Valentine
                                                                                             information or to register log on to: ed2go.
Valentine’s Day comes but once a year, so make your Valentine feel extra special with
                                                                                             com/279online - 6 Sessions with several
a handmade card. Join us to create some very special greeting cards that are perfectly
                                                                                             start dates to choose from! $89/person
suited for February 14, a special anniversary or a wedding! No experience necessary. All
materials supplied by instructor. $5.00 supply fee payable in class.
#BPBMV-W-00-001-09 Tuesday Feb. 10                                      10 a.m.-12 p.m.      Wow, What a Great Event!
$13/person                  BPCAC                                    Mary Beth Kissling      Looking for a fun new career coordinat-
                                                                                             ing special events? Learn proven tech-
When a Flower Just Won’t Cut It A Guy Card Workshop                                          niques from a master event planner. For
You’ve got to love ‘em...but making cards for the men in our lives is a challenge! In        more information or to register log on to:
this class you’ll make unique, guy-themed cards to stash away for that special occasion      ed2go.com/279online - 6 Sessions with
when a flower card just won’t cut it. No experience necessary. All materials provided by     several start dates to choose from!
instructor. A $5.00 supply fee payable to instructor in class.                               $89/person
#BPWFJ-W-00-001-09 Tuesday Mar. 3                                        10 a.m.-12 p.m.
$13/person                  BPCAC                                   Mary Beth Kissling       Start Your Own Consulting
                                                                                             Practice
NEW! Spring Stock-Up               Special Occasion Cards                                    Find out how you can earn income by
You know you’ll need them...why not make these special occasion cards in advance             sharing your training or knowledge with
so you have them on hand when the time comes. In this class we’ll make some very             others. For more information or to register
special cards for very special occasions...graduation, wedding, new baby. No experience      log on to: ed2go.com/279online - 6
necessary. All materials provided by instructor. A $10.00 supply fee payable in class.       Sessions with several start dates to choose
#ALSSU-SP-00-002-09 Tuesday May 5                                       10 a.m.-12 p.m.      from! $89/person
$13/person                  BPCAC                                    Mary Beth Kissling


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                                                 GET MOVING...
                                         with Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks!
                                         For more detailed information or to register for classes
                                         found on this page log on to:
                                         www.brooklynpark.org or call 763-493-8333

                                                             Fun Travel for Adults
                                                        Join other adults from our community on these great tours.
                                                        Call Pat at 763-493-8254 for more information and details.


                                       Southern Fried Chicks                          Extended Trips for 2009:
                                       Sheldon Theater                                Springtime in Kentucky May 11-17
                                       Saturday, Feb. 7           $55                 Apostle Islands Tour August 19-20
                                       (Includes time to shop and dine on your        Albuquerque Balloon Feista, October 1– 5
                                       own in Red Wing.)
                                                                                      Trips Abroad!
                                       Katie McMahon Irish                            If traveling abroad is your dream, one of
Daytime Classes!                       Performance at Edinburgh USA                   these trips may be perfect for you!
(New day time punch card option)       Monday, March 16           $45
                                       11:15 am – 2 pm                                Paris, Versailles, Giverney and
SilverSneakers                                                                        The Loire Valley
                                       EAGLE WATCH                                    March 28-April 5th             $1,999*
Muscular Strength and                  Wednesday, May 13          $60                 * Plus tax, fuel surcharge, currency
Range of Movement                      7:45 am – 5:30 pm                              exchange quoted at $313-subject to change.
Yogastretch                                                                           Explore the City of Lights, visit its
                                       March: Wine, Chocolate and                     museums, interact with the locals and
Cardio Circuit
                                       Shopping                                       soak in French culture. Your escapade to
Energetics                             Thursday, April 2          $70                 Giverny to wander through Monet’s
Tai Chih                               9:15 am – 4:45 pm                              gardens and lily ponds.

                                       Hinckley Fun Excursion                         Paris and Villages of
Evening Classes Include                Wednesday, April 23        $10                 Eastern France
Yoga, Energetic, Salsa                 9am-5pm                                        April 24-May 2nd               $2,699*
Aerobics and Latin Dance                                                              * Plus tax, fuel surcharge, currency
                                       Road Warriors                                  exchange
Adult Classes offerings:               Join the Brooklyn Park Seniors and our         Travelers of all ages will linger in small
www.brooklynpark.org                   neighboring communities for these great        towns and villages of Franche-Comte
or call 763-493-8333 for class         trip opportunities! For more information       by the Swiss border, and Alsace by the
descriptions, dates, times and fees.   on these exciting vacations, call Pat Busch    German border; emphasis on estate sales,
                                       at 763-493-8254.                               antiques and local culture.



       Be her Prince Charming!
       2nd Annual
       Daddy Daughter Dance
       Saturday, April 25
       Weaver Lake Elementary - A Science, Math and Technology School
       Watch your Wednesday envelopes and CatchtheEnergy.org for more information
       or call 763-391-7223.

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         Glogal Languages

                 Skills that
                   WORK
                                               Swedish Language
                                               and Culture
                                               Come and learn how to communicate in
Back by Popular Demand!                                                                      NEW!
                                               Swedish in everyday situations. You will
Spanish I                                      learn how to introduce yourself, talk about   Portuguese I
Discover the Spanish language while            yourself and your family; ask directions,     Enjoy yourself as you discover Brazil, the
learning accurate pronunciation and            make purchases and order a meal. This         country that is projected to become among
everyday vocabulary. Class will be             is a great way to learn more about your       the four most dominant economies over
mostly conducted in Spanish in order           Swedish heritage as well as learning          the next 30 years! Portuguese is growing
to allow students to quickly acquire           about the modern Sweden. The instructor,      in global importance, and is considered
enough language skills and participate         Susanne Herrlin, is a native speaker with     a high investment for those who want
in conversational situations. Themes           years of experience teaching the Swedish      to compete in the global marketplace.
and vocabulary will include: friends and       language in Community Education, at the       Claudia Anderson is a Brazilian native
family, the town and giving /asking for        American Swedish Institute and at the         with teaching experience at the collegiate
directions, shopping for clothing and other    University of Minnesota. Pay instructor       level and has provided contract language
items, food, dates, weather and seasons,       $10.00 for printed material and an optional   services for schools in Tennessee and
like/dislikes, cognates and common             $5.00 for language audio tape in class.       Michigan. She will introduce you to
phrases. Lessons will also include cultural    #GLSLC-W-00-001-09                            Portuguese Level I, with conversation
awareness of the Spanish-speaking world        Thursdays Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12,     encountered in every day situations,
for potential travelers.                       19, 26, Apr. 2                                emphasizing cultural issues.
#GLSP1-W-00-001-09                             6:30-8 p.m.                 $49/person        #GLPOR-W-00-001-09
Mondays Feb. 2, 9, 23, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, 16,     MGJH                    Susanne Herrlin       Tuesdays Feb. 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17,
23, 30, Apr. 13, 20                                                                          24, 31, 14, Apr. 21
5:30-6:30 p.m.              $189/person                                                      7:45-8:45 p.m.              $109/person
MGJH                        Lilliam Hoerr      NEW!                                          OJH                    Claudia Anderson
                                               Swedish Language and
Spanish II                                     Culture Level 2
In this course, we will review beginning
                                                                                             Instant Italian
                                               This class is for you who have taken          Learn Italian from the comfort of your
Spanish and quickly move on to using           Swedish Language and Culture, Level 1 or      home in this fun and enjoyable online
the past and future tenses. Topics we will     have similar experience with the language.    course. For more information or to register
cover include food, daily activities, travel   After a quick review of Swedish Level 1       log on to: ed2go.com/279online
and current events.                            we will learn new Swedish vocabulary and      6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
#GLSP2-W-00-001-09                             grammar in order to have conversations
Mondays Feb. 2, 9, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23,      about the past and the future. We will read   Beginning French
30, Apr. 13, 20                                texts in Swedish about everyday Swedish       Discover how easy it can be to learn
6:45-7:45 p.m.              $189/person        family life, Swedes on vacation, birthday     common words and phrases for both
MGJH                        Lilliam Hoerr      traditions, skiing in northern Sweden and     leisure and business. Log on to:
                                               much more. Please pay your instructor         ed2go.com/279online
Speed Spanish                                                                                6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
                                               $10.00 for printed material and an optional
Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish
                                               $5.00 for a language audio tape in class.
words together into sentences, and you’ll
                                               #GLSL2-W-00-001-09
be engaging in conversational Spanish
                                               Mondays Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
in no time. For more information or to
                                               Apr. 13, 20, 27, May 4
register log on to: ed2go.com/279online
                                               6:30-8 p.m.                  $49/person
6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
                                               MGJH                   Susanne Herrlin


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CPR - Full Certification
Health Care Provider                                                          HEALTH AND SAFETY
This 8-hour course meets the needs of
healthcare professionals who respond to       CPR - Refresher
cardiac emergencies. It includes adult and
pediatric CPR, choking, two-rescuer CPR,
barrier devices, heart/stroke signs and
                                              This American Heart Association course
                                              is designed for students who have a
                                              current certification and are proficient
                                                                                               NEW!
symptoms and a preview of the Automated
External Defibrillator (AED). The class
is intended for doctors, nurses, police and
                                              with their skills. Procedures for CPR and
                                              obstructed airways for adults, children and
                                              infants will be covered. A $15.00 book is
                                                                                            From AARP
security officers, lifeguards and others      included in the class fee.
who have a work requirement for all CPR       #HSCP4-SP-00-001-09
skills. A $15.00 book is included in the      Monday Apr. 20
class fee.                                    6-10 p.m.                   $59/person
#HSCP8-W-00-001-09                            MGSH                        Lifetech
Wednesdays Mar. 4, 11
6-10 p.m.                    $79/person       Medical Emergencies
MGSH                         Lifetech         Every second counts during a medical
                                              emergency. Learn how to respond if
                                              someone needs your help. For more
CPR - Pediatric
                                              information or to register log on to:
This 4-hour course offers performance
                                              ed2go.com/279online
guidelines for children and infant
                                              6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
emergencies. CPR and choking are
covered, as well as the 911 system, child
and infant safety, heart and lung anatomy     Outdoor Survival Techniques
and prudent heart living. The class           Learn the essential skills you will need to
is intended for parents, grandparents,        survive in a remote or stranded condition.
babysitters (16+ and older) and daycare       For more information or to register log on
providers. A $15.00 book is included in       to: ed2go.com/279online                       SAVE MONEY
the class fee.                                6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
#HSCPP-W-00-001-09                                                                          On Your Insurance!
Wednesday Feb. 25
6-10 p.m.                   $59/person
                                                                                            AARP Driver Safety-4 hour
                                                                                            Minnesota law mandates a 10% reduction
MGSH                        Lifetech
                                                                                            in car insurance premiums for persons
                                                                                            55 years and older who complete a
First Aid with CPR & AED                                                                    defenisve driving class. Courses consist
Cover essential skills for the suddenly                                                     of an overview of safe driving; there are
ill or injured victim. Emergency                                                            no writing or driving tests required. The
response, safety, patient exams, trauma                                                     Refresher Course is 4 hours and is for
and medical emergencies are reviewed.                                                       those who have completed a Full Course
General medical emergencies, as well                                                        but need to renew the certificate.
as hands-on practice and classroom                                                          #HSDD4-SP-00-001-09
scenarios are covered. This course                                                          Tuesday Apr. 23
meets the Occupational Safety &                                                             6-10 p.m.         $15/person
Health Administration (OSHA) and the                                                        MGSH              Dan Hollenbeck
Department of Transportation (DOT)
guidelines. Properly applied, first
aid skills can save lives and make the
                                                                                            AARP Driver Safety-8 hour
                                                                                            Minnesota law mandates a 10% reduction
difference between temporary and lifelong
                                                                                            in car insurance premiums for persons
disability. A $15.00 book is included in
                                                                                            55 years and older who complete a
the class fee.
                                                                                            defensive driving class. Courses consist
#HSFSA-SP-00-001-09
                                                                                            of an overview of safe driving; there are
Wednesday May 6, 13
                                                                                            no writing or driving tests required. The
6-10 p.m.
                                                                                            Full Course is a 2-day, 8-hour class that
$79/person
                                                                                            requires attendance on both days.
MGSH
                                                                                            #HSDD8-SP-00-001-09
Lifetech
                                                                                            Tuesday & Thursday Apr. 14, 16
                                                                                            6-10 p.m.         $15/person
                                                                                            MGSH              Dan Hollenbeck
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        The latest in

                        LIVING
                         GREEN!
                   FREE                                     Registration
                                                             Required!
NEW! Leading By Example: An Evening at Great River Energy                                   NEW! Beginning
Great River Energy is proud to welcome the residents of Maple Grove and adjoining
                                                                                            Bicycle Maintenance
communities for an educational opportunity at our new Leadership in Energy and
                                                                                            After completing this class you will be
Environmental Design (LEED) platinum headquarters building. Join us for a 30-minute
                                                                                            able to: outfit your bike for minor road
presentation on our company, environmental initiatives, and green building strategies
                                                                                            repairs, properly air tires, remove and
followed by a one-hour tour of our energy-efficient facility. The presentation will offer
                                                                                            install quick release wheels, fix a flat
information on LEED certification, water conservation and energy-efficient technologies
                                                                                            tire and lubricate your drive train. Your
used within the facility. The tour will highlight features discussed in the presentation,
                                                                                            instructor, Steve Ringat, is Trek University
as well as ideas to incorporate these technologies into your homes and businesses. In
                                                                                            certified and is one of the top bicycle
order to accommodate those who are unable to attend a tour during the work day, Great
                                                                                            service techs. Steve’s hands-on approach
River Energy is offering three evening Community Education tours in 2009. Advance
                                                                                            makes learning the basics simple and fun.
registration is required and sessions will be limited to no more than 50 participants.
                                                                                            Sign-up now and discover all you need to
Families with children are welcome. If you are unable to attend the above evening tours,
                                                                                            know about the basics of maintaining your
regular tours are held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tours during
                                                                                            bicycle at Maple Grove Cycle.
work hours are limited to ages 15 and older and must be scheduled in advance. For tours
                                                                                            All classes are on Monday:
during regular business hours, please contact Jennifer Zierke at 763-445-6103.
                                                                                            1 Session           $20/person
#HSGRE-W-00-001-09 Thursday Feb. 19                 6-8 p.m.      Great River Energy
                                                                                            5:30-6:30 p.m.
#HSGRE-SU-00-001-09 Thursday Jun. 4              6-8 p.m.      Great River Energy           Dates to choose from... register for ONE
                                                                                            date only!
#HSGRE-F-00-001-09         Wednesday Sep. 9      6-8 p.m.      Great River Energy           Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 or Apr. 6

                                                                                            NEW! Advanced
                                                                                            Bicycle Maintenance
                                                                                            Bring your bikes to this advanced class
                                                                                            and practice the skills being taught. After
                                                                                            completing this class you will be able to:
                                                                                            adjust and lubricate derailleurs; adjust and
                                                                                            lubricate brakes; adjust bearing surfaces
                                                                                            including the head set, crank, and hubs;
                                                                                            perform minor wheel truing. Instructor
                                                                                            Travis Dorweiler brings over eighteen
                                                                                            years of experience in the bicycle industry,

great GRANTS
                                                                                            is Trek University certified, and is a top
                                              A to Z Grant Writing                          bicycle service tech. This hands-on class
                                              Learn how to research and develop             makes learning simple and fun at Maple
Get Grants!                                   relationships with potential funding          Grove Cycle in Maple Grove.
Learn how to develop successful, fundable     sources, organize grantwriting campaigns,     All classes are on Wednesday:
grants from experts in the field. For         and prepare proposals. For more               2 Sessions         $50/person
more information or to register log on to:    information or to register log on to:         6:30-7:30 p.m.
ed2go.com/279online                           ed2go.com/279online                           Dates to choose from... register for ONE
6 Sessions - ONLY $89!                        6 Sessions - ONLY $89!                        date only!
                                                                                            Feb. 4, 11 - Feb. 18, 25 - Mar. 4, 11 OR
                                                                                            Mar. 18, 25
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NEW!                                                                                             HOME AND GARDEN
Managing Yard Waste and                       NEW!
Composting
If your’re tired of piling up plant debris
                                              Selection and Care of Trees
                                              and Shrubs                                      “I will be back!
and shrub debris, which need to be
disposed of, here is a class that offers
some alternatives. Learn which yard and
                                              Trees and shrubs provide many, many
                                              years of beauty to your home landscape.
                                              In this class, you will learn about selecting
                                                                                              Great Class!”
garden practices reduce the amount of         the right species for your site (shade, sun,      Past Participant
plant waste and provide opportunities to      wet, dry), how to determine appropriate
reuse the materials in your landscape. The    soil conditions, how to properly plant
class also covers composting and how to       trees/shrubs, and what care
use finished compost.                         and maintenance techniques
#HGYWC-SP-00-001-09                           facilitate their long-term health.
Tuesday Apr. 14                               #HGCTS-SP-00-001-09
7-9 p.m.                     $9/person        Tuesday Mar. 24
MGSH              U of M Master Gardeners     7-9 p.m.
                                              $9/person
NEW!                                          MGSH
Rain Gardening                                U of M -
Rain gardens are one of the fastest           Master Gardeners
growing areas of interest for home
landscapes. A rain garden is an attractive
landscaping feature planted with perennial
native plants. It is a bowl-shaped garden,
designed to absorb excess rainwater
run-off from a house and its associated
landscape. The garden’s loose, deep
soils absorb water and filter pollutants.
Rainwater is natural - rainwater runoff
isn’t. Up to 70% of the pollution in our
lakes and streams is carried there by storm
water. By building a rain garden, you are
not only creating a beautiful landscape
feature, but you are helping protect
the surrounding natural water sources.
Students will learn what a rain garden is,
why it’s beneficial for the environment,
and how to make one. Plant material
suitable for rain gardens also discussed.
#HGRGG-W-00-001-09
Tuesday Mar. 3
7-9 p.m.                     $9/person

NEW!
Low Input Lawn Care (LILaC)
There are many benefits to using LILaC
(Low Input Lawn Care) techniques.
Learn what LILaC is and its benefits:
cost savings from using fewer lawn-care
products, conservation of water, and less
mowing. The LILaC program considers
all aspects of creating and caring for a
healthy lawn.
#HGLIL-W-00-001-09
Tuesday Mar. 17
7-9 p.m.                    $9/person
MGSH              U of M Master Gardeners


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                D o I t Yo u r s e l f . . .
                      Save on your
                     HOME AND
                       GARDEN!
Basic Home Repairs Series!
Register for all three basic home repair classes for $75!
Don’t Get Your Wires Crossed! Basic Home Electrical Repairs                                 Hardy Roses for
This is a “hands-on” class for the electrical beginner. Learn to make simple electrical
                                                                                            Northern Climates
repairs in your home, such as rewiring a lamp, replacing switches and wall outlets,
                                                                                            Many people find that growing shrub
and checking fuses and circuit breakers. Work with electrical boards that are set up
                                                                                            roses is a low maintenance alternative to
with switches, outlets and lamp receptacles. Learn how to pull wire through conduits,
                                                                                            growing hybrid tea roses. We describe
install and test switches. Bring a wire stripper, straight-slot screwdriver, and long-
                                                                                            environmental and cultural factors of
nose pliers to class if you have them.
                                                                                            raising hardy shrub roses, classifications
#HGDGY-SP-00-001-09                  Saturday May 9                9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
                                                                                            of roses, and advantages of growing hardy
$29/person                           OJH                           Robert Pike
                                                                                            shrub roses. Popular hardy shrub rose
Down the Drain! Basic Home Plumbing Repairs                                                 varieties are highlighted in slides.
Do you have a leaky faucet, but don’t want to pay to replace the entire fixture? You        #HGRNC-SP-00-001-09
may not have to! You can repair the faucet yourself. In this “hands-on” beginners’          Wednesday Apr. 22
class, you will learn to repair minor plumbing problems and save precious dollars in        7-9 p.m.                    $9/person
the process. You will cut plastic and copper piping, solder copper pipe, cement plastic     MGSH             U of M Master Gardeners
pipe and take apart faucets in class. You will be shown the internal parts of a toilet
and discuss them.                                                                           Perennials for the Shade
#HGBHP-SP-00-001-09                   Saturday May 9            1:15-3:45 p.m.              Shade gardening provides a wonderful
$29/person                            OJH                       Robert Pike                 opportunity to be creative. In a garden that
                                                                                            gets less than four hours of sun a day learn
Just Another Nick in the Wall Basic Home Drywall Repairs                                    what to grow - from spring bulbs to deep
Do it yourself! Take care of those cracks, nail and larger holes, without replacing the     shade ground covers. We look at perennial
entire wall. In this “hands-on” class, you will learn techniques necessary for patching     plants from A to Z as well as the many
drywall. You will actually simulate repair work on a drywall sample in class. If you        types of ferns that thrive in shade.
are planning to repair or finish a room, this class is definitely for you! Bring a hammer   #HGPFS-SP-00-001-09
and a screw gun if you have them.                                                           Wednesday May 6
#HGBHD-SP-00-001-09                   Saturday May 30               9:15-11:45 a.m.         7-9 p.m.                     $9/person
$29/person                            OJH                           Robert Pike             MGSH             U of M Master Gardeners


Straw Bale Gardening Breaking New Ground
If you thought the only place to grow healthy crops was in black dirt, you must
attend this new class. You will learn how to grow a bountiful garden without using
herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides, and without weeding. Learn how to plant a
                                                                                            “Great tips,
                                                                                             great class!”
wide variety of vegetables, root crops, vine crops, fruit crops, and even beautiful
flower gardens, directly into your “conditioned” straw bales. You will never do the
“heavy lifting” or bending over that is required with normal soil-based gardens
again. Learn this revolutionary and easy gardening method to create a beautiful and
productive garden, without lifting a shovel and without using dirt. A $5.00 supply fee            Past Participant
is included in class fee.
#HGSBG-SP-00-001-09                  Tuesday Apr. 28              6:30-9:30 p.m.
$45/person                           MGSH                         Joel Karsten

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Getting the BEST DEAL When You Buy Your Home                                                      HOME AND GARDEN
in 2009... in THIS Market!
Understand today’s complex buying process and how you can thrive in it! Learn about
financing options that can still include “0” down. How much can you negotiate on
foreclosed homes; “short sale” properties; and new construction? How do you protect
                                                                                                Meet Your
yourself in contract negotiations? What pitfalls should I avoid? How do I use the internet
to find “deals”? What inspections are really worthwhile? How critical is “timing” in
buying? What are “performance” guarantees? Plus MUCH MORE!! You WILL be able
                                                                                             Instructors
to get the BEST DEAL after you’ve been to this class!
#MMGBD-W-00-001-09                    Tuesday Feb. 24           7-9 p.m.
$19/person                            MGJH                      Michael Vanderheyden                            Jason Lum is a
#MMGBD-SP-00-001-09                  Tuesday May 5              7-9 p.m.                                   recipient of over $250,000
$19/person                           MGJH                       Michael Vanderheyden                   in scholarship winnings and a
                                                                                                     graduate of Harvard and Berkeley.
                                                                                                   He is CNBC’s contributing consultant
Real Estate Investing: Become A Millionaire... in THIS Market!                                   for college admissions and financial
How do you earn rates of return MUCH BETTER then the stock market? How do                       aid and previously worked for Harvard
you begin to locate great properties in current market conditions! Learn about buy and                 University’s Admissions Office.
hold; flipping; wholesaling; lease option selling and more! What financing options are                    His work with high school
available to you today? How do you find tenants? How do you structure contracts and                         students and families has
leases to protect yourself? Learn great negotiating tactics too! You’ll learn of this and                     been profiled by the
much more in this fast-paced class!                                                                           Minneapolis Star Tribune,
#MMRIB-W-00-001-09                   Thursday Feb. 26             7-9 p.m.                                    CBS news, syndicated
$19/person                           MGJH                         Michael Vanderheyden                       radio shows, and in dozens
#MMRIB-SP-00-001-09                  Thursday May 7             7-9 p.m.                                   of newsletters and media
$19/person                           MGJH                       Michael Vanderheyden                      outlets. See page 16 to learn
                                                                                                        more about Jason’s class.
Home Buying 101- First Time Buyers                                                                   JASON LUM
Is it still a buyer’s market? When is the right time to buy? Learn from an overview of
the home-buying process, mortgage look-fors, negotiation secrets and a list of the            “lOADS of information....
pitfalls to avoid purchasing a home. Whether it’s your 1st home, an investment,
recreational or retirement property, get lots of insider tips from this class.                   thanks Jason!”
#MMHB1-W-00-001-09                    Saturday Feb. 7             10 a.m.-12 p.m.                      Past Participant
$15/person                            OJH                         Steve Hoem
#MMHB1-W-00-002-09                   Wednesday Mar. 11          7-9 p.m.
$15/person                           MGSH                       Steve Hoem
#MMHB1-SP-00-001-09                  Thursday Apr. 16           6:30-8:30 p.m.
$15/person                           MGSH                       Steve Hoem

SELL My Home for the Most
$$$ Possible in 2009
Competing against excessive inventory
including foreclosed homes; “short sale”
properties; government homes and more.
How do you market the home to attract
REAL buyers? Are warranties worthwhile?
Is a “guaranteed sale program” right for
me? Buyer incentives that SELL HOMES!
Learn all of this and more!!
#MMSYH-W-00-001-09
Wednesday Feb. 25
7-9 p.m.           $19/person
MGJH               Michael Vanderheyden

#MMSYH-SP-00-001-09
Wednesday May 6
7-9 p.m.       $19/person
MGJH           Michael Vanderheyden
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                 Job hunting?
                 COMPUTER
                            Tr a i n i n g

Beginning Computer Basics
                                               Microsoft Excel - Level 2
Using Microsoft XP                             Spreadsheet basics and more
For those who are new to the computer          Pre-requisite: You should have basic
and want to learn how to get started. You      computer knowledge and command of                 Microsoft Word - Level 2
will develop a basic understanding of          the skills taught in Level 1.                     The next step in creating documents
the function and operation of a personal       Learn to navigate through this popular            Pre-requisite: You should have
computer. You'll start from the beginning!     data management program. Using                    command of the skills taught in Level 1.
Questions as basic as how to turn on a         Microsoft Excel 2003, we will cover               Learn to use formatting elements while
computer, set the time, change the screen      creating a chart, using fill effects, inserting   jazzing up your work with WordArt
saver, use the mouse and keyboard and          worksheets, adjusting columns, rows and           and graphics. Mail merge will also be
maneuver in your computer will be              more. If you did not attend Level 1 you           covered. We will focus on Microsoft
answered. You will receive a complete          will receive your comprehensive computer          Word 2003. If you did not attend Level
manual to take home with this course.          manual and a quick reference card with            1 you will receive a comprehensive
#CTBXP-W-00-001-09                             this course.                                      computer manual with this course.
Wednesdays Feb. 18, 23                         #CTME2-SP-00-001-09                               #CTMW2-W-00-001-09
6:30-9:30 p.m.             $79/person          Wednesday Apr. 1                                  Tuesday Mar. 10
OAK                        Tara Bickerstaff    6:30-9:30 p.m.                $49/person          6:30-9:30 p.m.             $49/person
                                               OAK                           Tara Bickerstaff    OAK                        Tara Bickerstaff
Microsoft Excel - Level 1
Spreadsheet Basics                             Microsoft Word - Level 1                          Microsoft Word - Level 3
Pre-requisite: You should have basic           Beginning Word Processing                         Pre-requisite: You should have
computer knowledge.                            Pre-requisite: You should have basic              command of the skills taught in Levels
Learn the basics of this popular data          computer knowledge.                               1 and 2.
management program. Using Microsoft            Learn the basics of this popular word             Learn to use the functions and features of
Excel 2003, we will cover using the menus      processing program. We will cover                 Microsoft Word 2003. This class provides
and toolbars, entering formulas, formatting    using the menus and toolbars, writing a           instruction in learning how to create and
fonts and applying colors and patterns.        letter, checking spelling and grammar,            use tables, work with other programs and
You will receive a comprehensive               changing margins and tabs, line spacing,          Word, working with outlines and styles. If
computer manual and a quick reference          editing. We will focus on Microsoft Word          you did not attend Level 1 or 2 you will
card with this course.                         2003. You will receive a comprehensive            receive a comprehensive computer manual
#CTME1-SP-00-001-09                            computer manual with this course.                 with this course.
Monday Mar. 30                                 #CTMW1-W-00-001-09                                #CTMW3-W-00-001-09
6:30-9:30 p.m.              $49/person         Tuesday Mar. 3                                    Monday Mar. 16
OAK                         Tara Bickerstaff   6:30-9:30 p.m.              $49/person            6:30-9:30 p.m.             $49/person
                                               OAK                         Tara Bickerstaff      OAK                        Tara Bickerstaff

                               C A N ’ T F I N D W H AT Y O U ’ R E L O O K I N G F O R ?
Creating Web Pages 1 & 2
                                    ONLINE COMPUTER COURSES at ed2go.com/279online
Designing Effective Websites                   Intro to Microsoft Access
Achieving Top Search Engine                    Intro to QuickBooks
Positions                                      Computer Skills for the Workplace
Intro to Dreamweaver                           Introduction to Windows Vista
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher            Intro to the Internet
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PowerPoint - Level 1                                                              COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
A presentation program for work
and fun                                         The Basics of Selling on eBay
Pre-requisite: Students should have basic
computer knowledge. Learn the basics
                                                With over 135 million registered users,
                                                eBay offers sellers more than 50,000
                                                                                                Easy Online
of this popular presentation management
program. In this class we will cover the
fundamentals, editing a presentation,
                                                categories to market their goods. This
                                                class will provide you with necessary
                                                tools to become a successful eBay seller.
                                                                                            Learning!
choosing a color scheme and drawing and         You will learn “best methods” for writing
working with graphics. You will receive         item descriptions and effective titles,
a comprehensive computer manual and             developing selling and shipping policies,
a quick reference card with this course.        shooting and editing effective photos of
#CTPP1-SP-00-001-09                             products and much more. Safety and
Monday Apr. 20                                  security will be covered in class, along
6:30-9:30 p.m.             $49/person           with payment methods and return or
OAK                        Tara                 warranty policies. A workbook created
Bickerstaff                                     by eBay University will be provided for
                                                a fee of $12.
PowerPoint - Level 2                            #CTBSE-W-00-001-09
A more sophisticated presentation for
                                                Tuesday Feb. 17, Thursday Feb. 19
work or fun
                                                6:30-9:30 p.m.              $55/person
Pre-requisite: Students should have
                                                MGSH                        Joel Karsten
basic computer knowledge and command
of the skills taught in Level 1. Take
                                                 #CTBSE-SP-00-001-09
the next step in creating a professional
                                                Monday May 18, Wednesday May 20
looking presentation. In this class we
                                                6:30-9:30 p.m.        $55/person
will cover working with tables and
                                                MGSH                  Joel Karsten
WordArt, creating a chart, delivering
your presentation and more. If you did          Follow-up Your eBay Learning with...
not attend Level 1 you will receive your        Start Your Own eBay
comprehensive computer manual and a
                                                Drop Off Store
quick reference card with this course.
#CTPP2-SP-00-001-09
Monday Apr. 27
6:30-9:30 p.m.               $49/person
                                                                                            LEARN ONLINE
OAK                          Tara Bickerstaff                                                     Instructor-lead
                                                                                                  Online Classes
NEW!                                                                                              Community Education is LIVE!
Open Workshop                                                                                    Have you ever taken a class online?
Bring your questions, projects and ideas for                                                 Enjoy the convenience and ease of taking
Word, Windows, Excel and Power Point. The Lab                                                  an instructor-lead, online course in the
will be open for you to learn and practice with                                               comfort of your home. You can browse
our instructor on-hand to help and                                                            and select from a wide range of unique,
support you.                                                                                  highly interactive courses! Each course
#CTOWS-SP-00-001-09                                                                            is conducted entirely over the Internet,
Monday Apr. 13                                                                                with information, assignments, quizzes,
6:30-9:30 p.m.                                                                                and certificates of completion available
$39/person                                                                                    for nearly all courses. Every course that
OAK                                                                                           you enroll in is conducted by an expert
Tara Bickerstaff                                                                                 instructor. Chances are that you will
                                                                                            recognize the names of several instructors
                                                                                             as many are nationally known educators
                                                                                            and authors. Online courses are affordable,
                                                                                            relevant, fun, fast, convenient, and geared
                                                                                              just for you. Classes begin each month!
                                                                                             See a variety of classes listed throughout
                                                                                            the catalog indicated as an online class by
                                                                                              the computer icon (see above) or check
                                                                                                              them out at
                                                                                                 ed2go.com/279online
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         Creative Dabbling

                  ARTFUL
                           LIVING
Advanced Digital
Camera Workshop                               How to Take Great Pictures of
Discover rules of photography that
will practically guarantee that you’ll be
                                              People, Kids and Animals
                                              Take this class and you’ll be making great
taking wonderful photographs! Learn
                                              photographs! Find out how the pros take
photographic composition including
                                              such masterly shots. You’ll improve your
graphic controls, and using light to make
                                              skills, understand the principles of people
excellent photographs. You will also have
                                              photography and learn how to be a
an introduction to photo manipulation.
                                              better photographer. Double your
Bring in three photo images to the second
                                              enjoyment and register with a friend. You
and third meeting for review in class.
                                              deserve to do something for you that is       So, You Want To Be A Writer!
Sign-up now for great pictures tomorrow!
                                              practical and fun!                            Whether you are inspired to write non-
#CTADC-W-00-001-09
                                              #CTPKA-W-00-002-09                            fiction articles, inspirational stories,
Thursdays Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12
                                              Thursday Feb. 5                               humorous material, memoir, or short
7-9 p.m.                    $49/person
                                              7-9 p.m.                    $25/person        fiction, this is an oppportunity to do so in a
MGSH                        Ron Timm
                                              MGSH                        Ron Timm          nurturing environment. Learn the basics of
Digital Darkroom                                                                            good writing, how to sharpen your focus,
Unlock the secrets to setting up a digital
                                              Photo Studio Lighting
                                              Lighting is one element that can transform    stengthen scenes and reflections, and begin
darkroom. It's easy. Learn the hardware                                                     to consider an audience for your work.
                                              your photos from everyday to wow!
and software considerations, increase your                                                  Discover many writing techniques as you
                                              This course is packed with value when
understanding of digital images. You will                                                   read and offer feedback on each other’s
                                              you learn macro (closeup) photography,
explore digital workflow, downloading                                                       manuscripts. Please bring your draft (not
                                              portrait photography, and still life
images to a computer, organizing and                                                        more than five pages double spaced - 2000
                                              photography in one evening. Experience
storage, achieving the best quality prints,                                                 words) to the first class. First drafts are
                                              hands on exposure to tungsten photo
and how to properly email photos.                                                           never good, so don’t be afraid to bring
                                              studio lighting equipment, and learn step
Prepare to create and send your loved ones                                                  whatever you have written!
                                              by step lighting for the indoor, controlled
your most cherished photos.                                                                 #MBDCW-W-00-001-09
                                              studio environment like the professionals.
#CTDID-SP-00-001-09                                                                         Thursdays Mar. 12, 19, Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 16
                                              Bring your camera and a friend.
Thursday Apr. 2                                                                             Skip Thursday Apr. 9
                                              #CTPSL-SP-00-001-09
7-9 p.m.                    $25/person                                                      6:30-8:30 p.m.                $75/person
                                              Thursday Apr. 16
MGSH                        Ron Timm                                                        MGJH                  Connie Lounsbury
                                              7-9 p.m.                    $25/person
                                              MGSH                        Ron Timm          Genealogy Basics
                                                                                            Learn where to look, who to contact, and
                                              Expand Your Digital Photograhpy               how to use research tools to begin an
                                              Learning with...                              exciting and fascinating exploration of
                                                                                            your roots. For more log on to:
                                              Photoshop for Digital
                                                                                            ed2go.com/279online
                                              Photographers                                 6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
                                              Travel Photography for                        Travel Writing
                                              Digital Photographers                         Profit from your experiences in exotic
                                                                                            lands (or your own backyard) by learning
                                                                                            how to write and sell travel articles and
                                                                                            books. For more information or to register
                                                                                            log on to: ed2go.com/279online
                                                                                            6 Sessions - ONLY $89!
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                                                                                                               ARTFUL LIVING

                                                                                                 In Stitches!
                                                                                                                     Learn to Knit
                                                                                                                           - Part 1
                                                                                                              Are you a knitting novice or
                                                                                                            just wanting to refresh your
Fills Quickly!                                                                                            knitting skills? It is easy to learn
Exploring Pottery                                                                                       to cast on, knit, purl and cast
Join us while we explore various pottery                                                             off. Learn the basic stitches, go
                                               Back by Popular Demand!                              home and practice, then bring your
techniques, including slabs and slab-based
designs, coils, wheel-throwing, textures
                                               Kaleidioscope Creations                             questions back for session two! By
                                               Make a kaleidoscope out of individually            that time you will have gained a basic
and painting. Learn about glazes and
                                               turned hardwood rings and a matching              knowledge of knitting that will allow
under-glazes. Wear old clothes and be
                                               stand. Your treasure features an all             you to tackle simple projects and move
ready to sink your hands into clay. All
                                               wood veneer body with a detailed inlay,         along to the next steps. The class fee
materials are included in the class fee.
                                               front surface mirrors, and accessible           covers a set of high quality knitting
Last class is a pick-up day and will not be
                                               compartment for millions of dazzling,          supplies which includes a ‘Learn to Knit’
two hours long.
                                               never-repeated images. Kit price of $45       book, bamboo knitting needles and yarn all
#ALEXP-W-00-001-09
                                               is payable to the instructor in class.       provided to you by Amazing Threads! Over
Tuesdays Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24,
                                               Bring a scissors and shoe box to class.      an $18.00 value! Join expert knitter, Nancy
Mar. 10, 17
                                               Dean Franssell started teaching             Wynn, who has a bubbly personality that
7-9 p.m.                    $65/person
                                               kaleidoscope workshops in                   makes learning easy.
OSH                  Jeannette Barreiro
                                               Community Education programs               #ISLTK-W-00-001-09 Tuesdays Feb. 10, 17
#ALEXP-W-00-002-09                             20 years ago. Over the years, he has       7-9 p.m.                    $45/person
Wednesdays Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25,                 trained several individuals to             MGJH                        Nancy Wynn
Mar. 11, 18                                    become kaleidoscope workshop
7-9 p.m.                 $65/person            instructors. He designs                   #ISLTK-SP-00-001-09         Tuesdays Apr. 14, 21
MGJH              Jeannette Barreiro           and creates all the wooden                7-9 p.m.                    $45/person
                                               kaleidoscope kits. Once complete,         MGJH                        Nancy Wynn
#ALEXP-SP-00-001-09                            your Kaleidioscope will be a
Mondays Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 13, 20,              keepsake and treasure.
May 4, 11                                                                                Learn to Knit - Part 2
                                               #ALKCC-W-00-001-09                        If you know how to knit and are looking to
7-9 p.m.                 $65/person            Monday Mar. 9
OSH              Jeannette Barreiro                                                      develop skills, this is the class for you! Practice
                                               6-9 p.m.                                  and master the purl stitch and learn increases,
 #ALEXP-SP-00-002-09                           $18/person                                decreases and basic techniques! If you are a
Wednesdays Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 15, 22,            MGJH                                      scarf knitter and want to learn more, sign-up
May 6, 13                                      Dean Franssell                            now! You will need to bring your own set of
7-9 p.m.                 $65/person                                                       worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 8 or size
MGJH             Jeannette Barreiro                                                       10 needles. Your instructor, Nancy Wynn, has
                                                                                          years of teaching experience and a real love for
Register Early!                                                                            knitting!
                                                                                           #ISLT2-W-00-001-09
Special Event - Empty Bowls!
                                                                                            Tuesdays Mar. 10, 17
Create bowls that you will donate to
                                                                                            7-9 p.m.                            $29/person
the Empty Bowl event which will raise
                                                                                             MGJH                               Nancy Wynn
money for the CROSS food shelf. Your
participation is free, because the bowl you
                                                                                             #ISLT2-SP-00-001-09
create will be your donation to the project.
                                                                                              Tuesdays May 5, 12
Registration REQUIRED. See below for
                                                                                               7-9 p.m.                        $29/person
more information!
                                                                                                MGJH                           Nancy Wynn
#ALEXP-W-00-003-09
Saturdays Feb. 7, 21, Mar. 7
Skip Saturday Feb. 14, 28
9:30-11:30 a.m.
MGSH                Jeannette Barreiro

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           Give them
                           ART        and...
                         something to talk about!



                                                 Very Popular!
                                                 Twig Furniture Creating
                                                 at the Farm
                                                 A beautiful piece of twig furniture or         Unique Handmade Paper
                                                 garden arbor, slab garden bench or twig        Papermaking... have you always wanted
NEW!                                             table with barnboard. We will help you         to try it, but don't have the tools and don't
                                                 select, cut and transport your wood to the     want the mess? Papermaking is an ancient
Limited Class Size!                                                                             art that couldn’t be easier, once you know
                                                 barn. You will complete your piece in one
Beautiful Bent Willow Chair                      day! If two people want to work on the         the secrets! Begin with the basics and
If you have ever wanted to pursue the craft      same piece, there is an additional charge      you’ll soon be adding flower petals, seeds,
of willow bending to create a beautiful,         of $25. All additional participants must       mica powders and fibers. Take your
fan-backed chair, here is your chance!           pay the additional fee and must call 763-      elegant and unique, handmade samples
There is a $25/day charge for an additional      391-7119. A list of simple tools to bring      home for your future paper crafting or
person working on the same chair. All            and directions to the farm will be mailed      letter writing! A $5 supply fee is payable
materials, fasteners, drill bits are provided.   to you prior to class. Lunch is included       to instructor in class. Oh... and be sure
Bring a bag lunch. Bring along a friend.         and we can give you a list of B&B’s and        to wear old clothes, as we will be playing
#ALBBW-SP-00-001-09                              hotels in the area. Most vans, SUV’s and       with water! Register with a friend and
Saturday Mar. 21, Sunday Mar. 22                 pickups will hold your completed pieces.       double your dabbling fun!
9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                    The class fee includes all supplies required   #ALPAP-SP-00-001-09
$245/person      $25.00/Additional Adult         to craft your own full-size project.           Monday Mar. 30
MGJH                          Bob McNeely                                                       7-9 p.m.                      $10/person
                                                 All classes are at the farm in Red Wing        OJH                  Mary Beth Kissling
Drawing for the                                  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Absolute Beginner                                $149/person                                    Sold Out Last Fall!
Gain a solid foundation in drawing and           $25/Additional Adult
become the artist you’ve always dreamed                                                         Wire Wrapped
                                                 Instructor: Bob McNeely
you could be! For more information or to                                                        Beaded Silverware
register log on to: ed2go.com/279online          Simply select your date!                       Learn to bead and wire-wrap a 3
6 Sessions - ONLY $89!                           #ALTFM-SP-00-001-09                            piece relish serving set (fork, knife,
                                                 Saturday May 9                                 spoon) to take home. These make great
                                                                                                handmade hostess gifts or use yourself
                                                 #ALTFM-SP-00-002-09                            to add elegance and creativity to your
                                                 Saturday May 23                                entertaining. There is an $11.00 supply fee
Enjoying European Art Online
                                                                                                payable to the instructor the night of class.
An introduction to the most important            #ALTFM-SP-00-003-09
                                                                                                Note: if you’d rather do larger serving
works of European art, with a wealth of          Sunday May 31
                                                                                                utensils, these will also be available for an
commentary and interesting historical
                                                 #ALTFM-SP-00-004-09                            additional material fee.
information. For more information or to
                                                 Sunday Jun. 7                                   #ALWWB-SP-00-001-09
register log on to: ed2go.com/279online
                                                                                                Thursday Apr. 2
6 Sessions - ONLY $89!                           #ALTFM-SP-00-005-09                            7-8 p.m.                     $19/person
                                                 Saturday Jun. 20                               OJH                          Sharon Larson




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Fills Quickly!                                                                                             ARTFUL LIVING
Magnificent
Multi-strand Bracelet
                                              Secrets of Success!
                                              Bead-Dazzle!
                                                                                            Special
Tap into your creativity for a designer
look at a fraction of the cost. Using a       Beading Design 101                               Event!
combination of different beads, crystals,     Create custom designed jewelry! Make
stones and metals you will create an          a bracelet and earrings or ankle bracelet
asymmetrical multi-strand bracelet. A         that you will be proud to wear or give as a
beautiful metal shanked button serves as      gift. See samples of various designs while
a unique, decorative clasp in this fabulous   learning about the “hot spots” in the Twin
creation. The design options are endless!     Cities for everything you need to satisfy
Kits containing various beads will be         your beading urges! This beginner level
available from the instructor for $15-        course will cover techniques, materials
$30 each. All tools needed to create this     and tools for basic beading, attaching a
fabulous bracelet are provided by your        clasp and stringing beads and spacers.
instructor, Donna Roehl. Donna has years      Kits are available to purchase from the
of beading experience and is a favored        instructor for $10, $15, $20 and $30
instructor. Last year’s beading classes       depending on clasps and beads chosen.
were so popular that they filled early.       (Valentine’s day design available) The
Register now and be sure to get your space    instructor will provide all of the tools
reserved for this fun and productive class!   necessary for you to design your one-of-
#ALBBB-SP-00-001-09                           a-kind sensation. Register with a friend!
Tuesday Apr. 21                               #ALBDZ-W-00-001-09
7-9 p.m.                     $15/person       Tuesday Feb. 10                                   Feeding Our Community
                                              7-9 p.m.                     $15/person
OJH                          Donna Roehl
                                              OJH                          Donna Roehl         Empty Bowls
                                                                                                 Fund Raising Event
                                                                                                   Food - Music - Art
“I will definitely tell my                                                                    Feeding the Hungry in Our Community
                                                                                               What is empty bowls? A fund raising

friends about this class.”                                                                    event to support the CROSS food shelf.
                                                                                              What do you do? Make a donation, eat
                                                                                               a simple meal of soup - bread - coffee
                                  Past Participant                                          - water, select a hand-built, empty, pottery
                                                                                              bowl to take home to remind you of the
                                                                                                      hungry in our community.
                                                                                                       When: March 10, 2009
                                                                                                            Time: 3-7 pm
                                                                                               Where: Osseo Senior High - Cafeteria
                                                                                                    Who can attend: Everyone!
                                                                                            More Information: Watch for flyers at your
                                                                                            school and announcements in the paper, on
                                                                                            Channel 21 cable and at your local church!
                                                                                                 Call 763-391-7119 with questions.
                                                                                              This program is sponsored by CROSS,
                                                                                               and Osseo Area School’s Community
                                                                                                   Education and Art Departments.

                                                                                              Empty Bowls Pottery Class!
                                                                                            Participate and create bowls that you will
                                                                                              donate to the Empty Bowl event which
                                                                                               will raise money for the CROSS food
                                                                                             shelf. Your participation is free, because
                                                                                            the bowl you create will be your donation
                                                                                            to the project. Registration REQUIRED.
                                                                                                            See page 29.



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          Develop YOUR
      PA S S I O N for creation and art!


Fills Quickly -
Register Soon!                                 Be My Valentine
One Sheet Wonders                              Love is in the air! Put kind thoughts into
One sheet of paper... 8-10 cards? Yes,         action by making cards to share with
you really can! You will learn this            those special people in your life! Create
easy technique and make 8-10 cards
                                                                                             NEW!
                                               one-of-a-kind, mini works of art that
that are as unique as you are! Choose          are the perfect way to show friends and
                                                                                             Spring Stock-Up
from an assortment of stamps, papers                                                         Special Occasion Cards
                                               family just how much they mean to you.
and embellishments. Your talented and                                                        You know you’ll need them...why not
                                               Experiment and learn a wide variety of
popular instructor, Mary Beth Kissling,                                                      make these special occasion cards in
                                               tips and techniques. No matter what the
owner of PebbleKraft invitation and                                                          advance so you have them on hand
                                               theme of your next card may be, you
greeting card company, will bring all of                                                     when the time comes. In this class we’ll
                                               will learn something new to make your
your materials to class. Mary Beth will                                                      make some very special cards for very
                                               cards sweet. Beginners and experienced
help you to create beautiful cards from the                                                  special occasions...graduation, wedding,
                                               stampers are welcome. All supplies are
many designs that she has had featured                                                       new baby. No experience necessary. All
                                               provided by instructor for a $5.00 supply
in national magazine publications. No                                                        materials provided by instructor. A $10.00
                                               fee payable in class.
experience necessary! All new designs                                                        supply fee payable in class.
                                               #ALBMV-W-00-001-09
this year! A supply fee of $10 is payable to                                                 #ALSSU-SP-00-002-09
                                               Monday Feb. 9
the instructor in class!                                                                     Tuesday May 5
                                               7-9 p.m.                    $10/person
#ALOSW-SP-00-001-09                                                                          10 a.m.-12 p.m.            $13/person
                                               OJH                Mary Beth Kissling
Monday Apr. 20                                                                               Brooklyn Park Community Center
7-9 p.m.                    $13/person                                                       Mary Beth Kissling
                                               #BPBMV-W-00-001-09
OJH                 Mary Beth Kissling         Tuesday Feb. 10
                                                                                             #ALSSU-SP-00-001-09
                                               10 a.m.-12 p.m.        $13/person
#ALOSW-SP-00-002-09                                                                          Thursday May 7
                                               BPCAC           Mary Beth Kissling
Tuesday Apr. 21                                                                              7-9 p.m.              $13/person
10 a.m.-12 p.m.        $13/person                                                            OJH            Mary Beth Kissling
Brooklyn Park Community Center
                                               Always Unique Cards!
Mary Beth Kissling                             Cards for Guys!                               NEW!
                                               When a Flower Just Won’t Cut It
                                               You’ve got to love ‘em...but making cards     “Italian Olive Trees”
                                               for the men in our lives is a challenge!      Create unique olive trees from Italy
                                               In this class you’ll make unique, guy-        using watercolor paints and black spray
                                               themed cards to stash away for that special   webbing. Step by step demonstrations.
                                               occasion when a flower card just won’t cut    Continuing and beginning students
                                               it. No experience necessary. All materials    welcome. Bring a piece of cardboard
                                               provided by instructor. A $5.00 supply fee    12”x16” and a hairdryer. A supply fee of
                                               payable to instructor in class.               $8.00 is payable to the instructor in class,
                                               #ALIRM-W-00-001-09                            $6.00 if you bring your own paints and
                                               Monday Mar. 2                                 brushes.
                                               7-9 p.m.                     $13/person       #ALIOT-SP-00-001-09
                                               OJH                Mary Beth Kissling         Saturday May 9
                                                                                             9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.        $19/person
                                               #BPWFJ-W-00-001-09                            OJH                         Barbara Boulka
                                               Tuesday Mar. 3
                                               10 a.m.-12 p.m.        $13/person
                                               BPCAC           Mary Beth Kissling
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                                                                                                        ARTFUL LIVING
    “The time flew by!
        There was
    so much to learn.”
            Past Participant




Back by Popular Demand!
Watercolor Studio All New!
Instructor, Barbara Boulka, continues the Watercolor Studio with all “NEW”
paintings in every session, done in a fun and relaxing atmosphere! Learn to use
water media to paint a wide variety of unique and beautiful paintings. We will                     Meet Your
explore different ways to use watercolor (alone and in combination with other
paints and materials). Basic rules of design and composition will be taught.
You will learn at your own pace through one-on-one instruction during the
                                                                                            Instructors
hands-on period of each class. Continuing, as well as beginning students are
welcome anytime. Patterns provided. No drawing skills required. A materials                BOB MCNEELY
fee of $15.00 is payable to the instructor and a supply list will be mailed about
one week before class. This is a fun, relaxing class that you’re sure to enjoy!               Bob McNeely teaches you the fine
                                                                                                art of twig and willow furniture
Here are some of the paintings we may do: scenes from Italy, flowers,
                                                                                              building. He has been building and
watercolor with watercolor crayons, pencils and/or ink, collage, watercolor
                                                                                               selling twig furniture for 12 years.
and acrylic, wet into wet watercolor, landscapes and universe scenes, abstracts,
                                                                                                He began teaching others how to
negative painting, holiday themes, and more. If you have something special
                                                                                             build with twigs 7 years ago, and has
you want to do, let me know and we’ll see if we can make it happen.
                                                                                             found that to be most rewarding. His
#ALWST-W-00-001-09 Mondays Feb. 2, 9, 23, Mar. 2               6:30-9:30 p.m.
                                                                                               patient approach allows everyone
$65/person                 OJH                                 Barbara Boulka
                                                                                              from novices to experts to become
#ALWST-W-00-002-09         Mondays Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30           6:30-9:30 p.m.                   proficient twig builders and he
$65/person                 OJH                                  Barbara Boulka                   teaches techniques that enable
                                                                                              students to build other pieces in the
#ALWST-SP-00-001-09        Mondays Apr. 13, 20, 27, May 4       6:30-9:30 p.m.                                future.
$65/person                 OJH                                  Barbara Boulka

Wet to Wet Flowers
Let your artistic creativity bloom! Join artist Barbara Boulka as she shares with
you some of the many styles and techniques that she uses in creating her award-
winning works of art. Discover a fun, free-flowing watercolor application on wet
                                                                                            “Very fun
paper. During class you will create two to three finished, floral paintings. The soft
edges and easy to use techniques enhance the beauty and uniqueness of your painting.
Barbara shares simple step-by-step demonstrations to show you exactly how to create
                                                                                            and easy!”
your painting. A supply fee of $8.00 is payable to the instructor in class, $6.00 if you
bring your own paints and brushes. Bring handheld hair dryer and a piece of
cardboard approximately 12” x 23” to class.                                                  Past Participant
#ALWWF-SP-00-001-09 Saturday Apr. 4                              9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$19/person                   OJH                                 Barbara Boulka

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                                                                                                                                                                                          for reference when driving to class.
00 Educational Service Center
1 Osseo Junior High                                                                                                                                                                         The Community Education office
2 Osseo Senior High                                                                                                                                                                        is CLOSED after 4:30 p.m. and on
4 Crest View Elementary                                                                                                                                                                                weekends
5 Birch Grove Elementary                                  Entrances:
6 Palmer Lake Elementary                                  Look for signs directing you to the Community Education entrance OR the front door.
7 Brooklyn Junior High
8 Park Center Senior High
                                                          Once inside, follow the posted signs to your classroom. If you need assistance,
9 Park Brook Elementary                                   please see the building supervisor located near the entrance.
10 Cedar Island Elementary                                PCHS - Park and enter the Brooklyn Boulevard parking lot and main entrance.
12 Zanewood Elementary
13 North View Junior High
14 Fair Oaks Elementary                                                      Abbreviations and Locations
15 Willow Lane                                                               for all Adult Enrichment Classes
   Early Childhood Center
16 Garden City Elementary                                                    BPCAC = Brooklyn Park                                                                                  MGJH = Maple Grove Junior High
17 Orchard Lane Elementary                                                   Community Activity Center                                                                              7000 Hemlock Lane
18 Rush Creek Elementary                                                                                                                                                            Maple Grove, MN 55369
                                                                             5600 85th Avenue North
19 Rice Lake Elementary
20 Elm Creek Elementary
                                                                             Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
21 Basswood Elementary                                                                                                                                                              MGSH = Maple Grove Senior High
22 Fernbrook Elementary                                                      OAK = Oak View Elementary                                                                              9800 Fernbrook Lane
23 Edinbrook Elementary                                                      6710 East Fish Lake Road                                                                               Maple Grove, MN 55369
24 Maple Grove Junior High                                                   Maple Grove, MN 55369
25 Oakview Elementary                                                                                                                                                               PCHS = Park Center Senior High
26 Weaver Lake Elementary                                                    OJH = Osseo Junior High                                                                                7300 Brooklyn Boulevard
27 Maple Grove Senior High                                                   10223 93rd Ave N                                                                                       Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
28 Osseo Area Learning Center
                                                                             Osseo, MN 55369
29 Arbor View
   Early Childhood Center
30 Woodland Elementary
                                  OSH = Osseo Senior High
                                  317 Second Ave NW
                                  Osseo, MN 55369
34      Register NOW! CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7119
                                            OASIS
                                            Osseo Area Source of Information & Support
                                            Information and Support Group for Parents of Children with
                                            ADHD, ADD, LD, EBD,ODD, OCD, anxiety, autism, depression,
                                            and other learning and behavior differences.
                                                                    Weaver Lake Elementary School-Media Center
                                                              15900 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove 763-420-3337

                                                                            Meet at 6:30 p.m. prior to our meeting, for a
                                                                         time of support and sharing with other parents.
                                                                   Share your concerns, or just listen. Get the support of
                                                                         others who have struggled and found solutions.
                                                                                 This part of our meeting is facilitated by
                                                                            Sue Sullivan, experienced teacher and parent.

                                                                                                  Mark your calendar!
                                                                 Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month
                                                                  (this is a change from previous years) from 7-9 p.m.
                                                                           The schedule for the following meetings will
                                                                                        be sent out when it is available:
                                                                            1/13/09, 2/10/09, 3/10/09, 4/14/09, 5/12/09.
                                                                           CHILDCARE: Michele Vance 651-631-3219
                                                                                       (michelevance@hotmail.com) or
                                                                                Weaver Lake Elementary 763-420-3337
                                                                                                    prior to the meeting.
                                                          QUESTIONS: Michele Vance (651-631-3219)
                                                   michelevance@hotmail.com; Shannon Ross (763-315-7664),
                                                     rosss@district279.org ; or Sue Sullivan (763-494-3240)
                                               OASIS is sponsored by Weaver Lake Elementary School, ISD 279 Dept. of
                                             Special Education, The 279 Foundation, District 279 Community Education and
                                             supported by volunteer parent and professional facilitation. These programs are
                                                                open to all parents, caregivers, and staff.




 Wastebasket Revue 2009
     a variety show                                        42 Years of Entertainment!
                                Nearly 300 employees of Independent School District 279; including teachers, custodians,
                            principals, cooks, secretaries, educational support professionals, and administrators entertain
                          you in the show of the year! Many community members give their time to the WBR organization
                               as well. The purpose of the show is to raise money for scholarships awarded to graduating
                           seniors of Maple Grove, Osseo, and Park Center Sr. Highs for post secondary education. Over
                                $800,000 has been raised during the past 41 years with 659 scholarships being awarded.
                                                                                           $34,000 was awarded in 2008.

                      Music!                                                        April 16-19 & 23-25
                          Dance!                                               Park Center Senior High

                              Laughter!                                 Matinees: 19 & 25 at 2:30 p.m.
                                                                   All other performances at 7:30 p.m.
                                                             WBR	provides	scholarships	for	graduating	seniors	in	
                                                                                    ISD	279	-	Osseo	Area	Schools
                                                                                                                   	
                                                                   Tickets	will	be	on	sale	starting	early	in	March.	
www.district279.org/wbr                                                    Watch	your	mail	for	more	information.
                                                              To	be	added	to	the	mailing	list	call:		763-391-7205

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES

lifelong learning




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Grades
         Classes and programs offered before and after school.

 K-6

                                                                 Ca
                                                                 ROCm p
                                                                    KS!




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                                                                                       YearS!
                                                                                          THaT’S
                                                                                      enTerTaInMenT!
     Travel and                                                                 Travel and Adventure film series is
                                                                               a unique experience that allows you


      advenTure
                                                                                to travel the globe from your chair!
                                                                                 Join professional filmmakers and
                                                                               producers as they share their superb
                                                                             films in person. Each evening features
                                                                             lively entertainment 30 minutes before
                                                                                the film starts. Selected films offer
          FIlMS, daTeS,                                                                   specialty dinners.
                                                                                           Tradition!
        enTerTaInMenT                                                         The Travel and Adventure film series
                                                                               has been a tradition for the past 33
Thursday, Jan. 22                   Thursday, March 26                          years! Over 100,000 people have
Beneath the Jungle...               La Belle France                          learned about destinations near and far
                                                                                   by attending this program.
and Beyond                          with Monty Brown
(Mesoamerica)                       Entertainment: Reuben Ristrom                       Easy to Attend!
with Dale Johnson                   Dinner: Soup & Sandwich                     With afternoon and early evening
                                    Location: OSH Cafeteria                        shows it’s your choice for
Entertainment: Banjo Boys
                                    Time: 5 - 6:45 p.m., Cost: $6.50                      convenience!
                                                                                         Great Value!
Thursday, Feb. 12                                                              Cheaper than a movie and far more
Rails Across Russia:                Thursday, April 30                         entertainment! Individual tickets to
St. Petersburg to                   Bavaria                                   a single show are an excellent value!
                                    with Fran Reidelberger                    Or purchase a season ticket and really
the Pacific                                                                      save! Don’t forget to join us for
                                    Entertainment: Skeets Langley
with Mary Lee & Sid Nolan                                                                    dinner!
Entertainment:
District 279 Students
                                                                     Entertainment is included with
     all FIlMS Have 2 SHowIngS:                                               every show!
                                                               Don’t miss local musical favorites! Many performers are
            3:30 or 7:30 p.M.                                  back by popular demand and District 279 students enjoy
     enTerTaInMenT STarTS aT                                            the opportunity to share their amazing
                                                                                  talents with you!
              3 and 7 p.M.                                        Entertainment starts 30 minutes before each show.
                                                                 Seating begins 30 minutes before the entertainment.
38     Register NOW! CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7119
MeeT THe FIlM MakerS!         Hear them narrate in person!                           All shows are at:
        Don & Fran Van Polen grew up in the Dutch community of
                                                                                    Osseo Senior High
        Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their travels have taken them from               Enid Norsted Auditorium
        the steaming jungles of New Guinea to the ancient streets of               317 Second Ave NW
        Jerusalem, the slums of Calcutta not to mention the grandeur of             Osseo, MN 55369
        American.
        Buddy Hatton: At a young age he created, starred in and
        produced his own radio and television show and won two
                                                                            TIckeT prIceS &
        prestigious “Percy” Awards as Canada’s Television Male                  InForMaTIon
        Entertainer of the Year. His touching cinematography and warm
        stage presence delight audiences everywhere.                        Season Tickets
                                                                            Regular
        Bob DeLoss is a man for all seasons. His travels have taken him     $35    Adult
        to 45 countries around the world and into every state in the U.S.   $30    Senior 55+
        He is best described as a naturalist adventurer and educator. His   $25    Youth
        films have appeared at National Geographic, Carnegie Museum
        Harvard Club and National Audubon.                                  Single Tickets
                                                                            $7      Adult
        Dale Johnson: A 30-year span of credits, including films            $6      Senior 55+
        for National Geographic, BBC, Nova and NASA, has built a
        reputation as an exceptional wildlife filmmaker for Dale. Leaving   $5      Youth
        NASA, Dale moved on to the wilderness of Alaska and his own
        production company. Dale’s wide range of nature films have been
        seen on PBS, The Discovery Channel and international television.    Dinner Tickets!
          Mary Lee and Sid Nolan have been working in the field of          Soup & Sandwich!
          educational media production for over 35 years. Their             Thursday, March 26
          companies, Academic Media Network and GlobeScope Travel           Location: Osseo Senior High Cafeteria
          Productions create educational materials, documentaries and       Time: 5 - 6:45 p.m.
          specialty films for a variety of clients.                         Cost: $6.50

        Monty Brown was born in England and raised in Canada. He
        had his first experience with video working for BBC Television
        in London. Later he worked as a sound editor and producer with      Getting Your Tickets is Easy!
        Public Radio in Shreveport.
                                                                            Check or Credit Card
        Fran Reidelberger was a newspaper editor who has won national              Mail or Drop Box
        awards for writing, editing, and creative use of photos. He has             Registration form to:
        filmed and produced over 15 Travel/Adventure shows and given                Travel and Adventure
        more than 4,000 film/lecture presentations from coast to coast in           11200 93rd Ave. N
        the U.S. and Canada.                                                        Maple Grove, MN 55369


                Traveling from the                                          Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)
                                                                                    Fax the registration form to:
              comfort of your chair!                                                Travel and Adventure
                                                                                    763-391-7082

                                                                                    Call:
                                                                                    763-391-7114




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CONTACTS
Community
Education                                                                                     EASY
                                                                                              REGISTRATION
                                                                                              6 WAYS TO REGISTER!
Director: Mike Looby...........763-391-7115
Jan Savoren..........................763-391-7114
                                                               Online Registration: www.CatchtheEnergy.org
Adult Basic Education Programs                                 See our catalog online. Register using Visa or MasterCard.
Betty Tomerlin......................763-566-5452               Go to: www.CatchtheEnergy.org Click Online Registration!
Coordinator:                                                   We will reply to your email registration to assure that it is received.
Julie Pierce...........................763-566-5452            If you do not hear from us, please call.

Adult and Youth Enrichment                                     Mail - Mail your registration and check or charge card information to:
Nancy Eriksen......................763-391-7119                        Community Education - Educational Service Center
Beth James...........................763-391-7223                      11200 93rd Avenue North
Coordinator:                                                           Maple Grove, MN 55369
Amy Brengman....................763-391-7122
                                                               Drop Box located just left of the front entrance at address above!
Early Childhood Programs
Family Education (ECFE)....763-391-8777                        Phone: 763-391-7119
Early Childhood Screening..763-391-8776                        Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 p.m.
Be Four.................................763-391-8764           Please have your Visa or MasterCard and all course information ready.
More For 3’s & 4’s...............763-391-8764
Coordinator:                                                   In Person
Gayle Southwell...................763-391-8765                 Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 p.m. Visit our office at the ESC. (address above)

Facility Scheduling                                            FAX - 763-391-7082 (24 hours)
Linda Birosh.........................763-391-7121              Complete a registration form - include your Visa or MasterCard info.
Vicky Ehret...........................763-391-7123
Coordinator:
Carrie Larson........................763-391-7112      To receive confirmation of your class           Are   you “IN” the class?
                                                       enrollment include your email address!
Four Star Express,                                     Otherwise, no news is good news! When you
Kidstop School Age Care Program                        register for any of our classes, don’t wait by
Lorna Challberg....................763-391-7120        your phone or mailbox for confirmation.
Coordinator:                                           The only time you will hear from us is:
Gail Maus.............................763-391-7116               * If there is a change in time or day
                                                                 * If the class is full or cancelled
21st Century
Community Learning Program
Kim Sturdy...........................763-585-7286
                                                                 * If you submit your email address
                                                       No other class confirmations will be sent to you.          YES!
Coordinator:                                           Register Early! Pre-registration for classes is necessary.
Lisa Greene..........................763-585-7290      We recommend registering at least one week prior to class.

Volunteer Program                                      Cancellations
Nancy Eriksen......................763-391-7119        Refunds will be given to students cancelling five or more business days prior
Coordinator:                                           to the start date (with the exception of food classes, which is seven business
Carrie Larson........................763-391-7112      days prior to the start date). With EACH class registration there is a $5
                                                       non-refundable processing charge.
The District 279 Foundation
Penny Laing..........................763-391-7118      In case of bad weather, listen to WCCO 830 AM radio or
Director: Mike Looby...........763-391-7115            watch local television stations for cancellations of
www.district279foundation.org                          evening/weekend activities.
40         Register NOW! CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7119
REGISTRATION FORM
Participant 1:     Name ______________________________________________________
Birthdate____/____/____            (08/09 Grade ____ - for students only)   Gender: q M q F
Age Group: q Youth 5-18                   q Adult 19-54              q Adult 55-64            q Adult 65+
Driver’s License # (for Defensive Driving Classes ONLY - you may also call in) ____________________________________

Name of Person Paying: _________________________________________________________
Email Address: (to receive registration confirmation) ____________________________________________________________
Address:_____________________________________________________________________________________________
                          street                                            city                   state               zip
Phones:(______)_______________________(______)________________________(______)_________________________
            home                                        work                              cell

METHOD OF PAYMENT




                                                                                                                                 Re memb er ! Ea sy on line r egi s tratio n at C atc htheEnergy.o r g!
q   Cash         q    Check # ____________ Make Payable to ISD 279

Charge my   q      Visa            q   Master Card          Name as it appears on card: ___________________________________

Signature:____________________________                Card Number: _______-_______-_______-_______ Exp Date: _____/_____


Class #                                                  Title                                         Start Date      Fee

________- ___ - ___ -___- ___                           ______________________________________               /   /08   $______

________- ___ - ___ -___- ___                           ______________________________________               /   /08   $______

________- ___ - ___ -___- ___                           ______________________________________               /   /08   $______

________- ___ - ___ -___- ___                           ______________________________________               /   /08   $______

________- ___ - ___ -___- ___                           ______________________________________               /   /08   $______

                                                                                                           TOTAL DUE   $______




                                                                                                                                 Cl ea r ly co m p lete al l s ec tions
If the FEE FOR ONE CLASS INCLUDES TWO PEOPLE, then please include the second participants name, class
title, and class number, but NO additional payment information below.
Registrations for second person - ALL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR EACH PERSON.
Participant 2:     Name ______________________________________________________
Birthdate____/____/____            (08/09 Grade ____ - for students only)   Gender: q M q F
Age Group: q Youth 5-18                   q Adult 19-54              q Adult 55-64            q Adult 65+
Driver’s License # (for Defensive Driving Classes ONLY - you may also call in) ____________________________________
Class #                                                  Title                                         Start Date      Fee

________- ___ - ___ -___- ___                           ______________________________________               /   /08   $______

________- ___ - ___ -___- ___                           ______________________________________               /   /08   $______

________- ___ - ___ -___- ___                           ______________________________________               /   /08   $______

Mark your calendar! Take the map on page 34!                                                               TOTAL DUE   $______
Find your room number and location when you arrive at the
building on the evening of class. Signs will be posted.                                       GRAND TOTAL $_________
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A Night Out!                                                                Mark Your Calendar!
                                                                            Make Reservations NOW!


  Enjoy                                               A special evening for you
The unique Silent Auction
                                                    and someone special to support
featuring fabulous baskets                      ISD 279 - Osseo Area School Students
creatively arranged by district
schools!
The always delicious Dinner
prepared by Rush Creek’s
top chefs!




Rush Creek Golf Club
Valentines Day February 14, 2009!
         Sponsored by the District 279 Foundation, call 763-391-7118 for more information!


Did you know that we live in an area of the state where          There is no cure for asthma,
there is a high incidence of asthma related emergency room
visits? What can we do about it? Discover six key strategies      but it can be controlled!
in helping your child to control his or her asthma for better
daily health. You will learn about the basics of asthma, early
warning signs of an asthma episode, asthma triggers, when to
give medications, how to use equipment such as nebulizers,
inhalers and spacers, and how to make simple changes in your
home to improve and/or prevent asthma symptoms.
Sign-up now and find out how you can help your loved ones
with asthma. Child care is available for children 2 and up.
You must call ahead and reserve your child care space.
Call 763-391-7119.


                                                                                                    FREE
#SEMAS-W-00-001-09
Monday, Mar. 16
6-6:30 p.m. Pizza Dinner - FREE
6:30-7:30 p.m. Presentation and Child Care
Willow Lane Early Childhood Center

You MUST register for this                                                  Managing Your
FREE event!                                                                    Child’s Asthma
                                                                            For	Parents	and	Anyone	with	Asthma
                                                                                   Monday, March 16
                                                                             Offered by Community Education in collaboration
Offered in Hmong, Spanish,                                                                      with the
Somali and English                                                               American Lung Association of Minnesota
                                                                                     and the Metro Asthma Coalition.
42       Register NOW! CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7119
       What would you have the Courage to do if
          you knew that you could not fail?




FREE                                  A FACE OF
                 COURAGE                                                                                  February 7, 2009
                                                                                                            5:00 - 5:30
 “Tommy Watson’s story is       Courage                                                                    Refreshments
 both gutsy and inspiring.”     What difference does it make?                                             5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  KARE 11 -News (MN)
                                How can it help you be successful?                                            Program
   “Watson is proof that no
 matter how much emotional      Featuring speaker, principal, and author, Tommy Watson.                   Park Center Senior IB
sludge and misery life hurls    Fear of death and public humiliation are the two fears that               World School
at you, you can dust yourself   keep most people from accomplishing their goals.                          7300 Brooklyn Blvd
 off and keep on going. You                                                                               Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
                                “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear- not absence of fear.”
       can persevere.”          Mark Twain
      Bob Sansevere-
   St. Paul Pioneer Press       Light snacks will be provided.
                                Free copies will be given away of the newly released book “A Face of Courage”.
                                Book signing and books can also be purchased ahead of time at Barnes and Noble,
                                amazon.com, iuniverse.com, or by calling 1-800-authors.




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                     Community	Education
Osseo Area Schools
Community Education
11200 93rd Ave N
Maple Grove, MN 55369




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