Winter Spring Brochure pub Arlington Beautiful City by jennyyingdi


									    SIBLEY EAST



  Serving the Communities of:
      Arlington, Gaylord
        and Green Isle
  2                     General Information
 Community Education Staff                   CONTENTS
Judy Young                                 General Information………..2
507-237-3322                               Adult Education...…………..3
COORDINATOR                                Technology……...……....….4
Gaylord Community Education Office         Adult Enrichment……...…5-6               Computer Classes…….…….7
Steph Schultz
                                           Youth Enrichment.….......8 - 9
320-420-6666                               Youth Recreation………….10
RECREATION COORDINATOR                     Recreation and Fitness...…..11             Trips and Tours………..12-15
Jill Blomdahl
                                           ECFE Information……..16-17
507-237-3379                               Arlington Library…..……..18
ECFE COORDINATOR                           Gaylord Library…………...19            Community Events. ………20
                                           SE Indoor Pool…..………..21
John Langenbrunner
507-964-8224                               Registration Info……....22-23
SUPERINTENDENT                             Mike Lynch Star Class...….24
                                                Weather Cancellation:
Rene Moriarty                                If school should be cancelled due to
                                                inclement weather, Community
507-964-8285                                    Education activities will also be
POOL MANAGER                                              cancelled.
                                             Sibley East Community
 Registrations will be taken in the Main            Education
   Office in Arlington, as well as the
         Community Education                   Mission Statement:
           Office in Gaylord.                   The mission of Sibley East
         See page 22 for details.               Community Education is to
                                              involve all citizens of all ages
                                               in accessible, affordable and
        Visit our Website                       inclusive opportunities for
                                                 community involvement,                      learning, and recreation.

                             Advisory Council
                The Community Education Advisory Council is
  composed of representatives from different agencies in the community and
 other groups of citizens. The Council helps coordinate, evaluate, and identify
   recreational and social opportunities for district residents of all ages. The
                        Council meets four times a year.
    Gail Armstrong, Diane Bias-Mosel, Jill Blomdahl, Shirley Cross, Jodi
 Hanson, John Langenbrunner, Molly Montiel, Les Morriem, Steph Schultz,
       Rod Tollefson, Donna Webster, Pauline Wiemann, Judy Young

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                      Adult Education                                               3

                                              Seven Ways to Lose Your
                                              Presented by Steve Franta,
                                              Estate Planning Attorney
                                              Successful estate strategies require two
 AARP Driver’s Safety Program                 generations: the first to make a clear plan
 Drivers 55 and older have an opportunity     and the second to be involved in the
 to save 10% on their auto insurance          planning! Indicators of disastrous and
 premiums. Those who have never               costly planning include:
 attended a 55 Alive driving course must      ♦ Failing to create a will
 attend the 8 hour session held on two        ♦ Not planning for incapacity
 days—4 hours each day. The eight hour        ♦ Not updating beneficiary designations
 class need only to be taken once. Every      ♦ Scattered investment and insurance
 three years, a 4-hour refresher course            documents
 must be taken to continue insurance
                                              ♦ No plan for special needs (e.g. minor
 premium discounts. Cost for the class is
                                                   children; disabled child)
 $12 ($10 to AARP, $2 registration fee).
                                              ♦ No Power of Attorney and incorrect
                                                   designations on joint assets
 Co-sponsored by AARP, these
 classroom courses are designed to help       ♦ Not updating when life changes
 drivers improve their skills and prevent          (divorce of a child)
 traffic accidents. Presented by trained      This is a must-attend event for anyone
 volunteer instructors, these courses are a   who wants to understand how living too
 combination of video presentations and       long, dying too soon, or becoming
 group discussions with no tests.             incapacitated impacts their family and
                                              their assets. Please pre-register by Feb. 1
 Please bring a pen and driver’s license
 to class. Limit 32 per class. Minimum        Tuesday, February 6
 of 15. Pre-registration is required - no     6:30 - 8:00 PM
 walk-ins allowed.                            SE Gaylord Media Center
 Cost: $12                                    Cost: $7 per couple/individual for class
                                              materials (desserts from Granny’s and
 4 Hour Refresher Courses                     gourmet coffee served!) payable to
 Tuesday, January 23                          Community Ed.
 1:00 - 5:00 PM
 Gaylord Courthouse - lower level
                                              Family Farm Transfer Strategies
 Thursday, February 22                        Presented by Kevin Makalous, JD, Senior
 1:00 - 5:00 PM                               Advanced Markets Attorney, Farm
 Arlington Community Center                   Bureau Financial Services
                                              Research shows that transferring the farm
 Tuesday, March 20                            is one of the top things farmers need to
 5:30 - 9:30 PM                               arrange.
 Gaylord Courthouse - lower level             Come learn ideas for a farm transfer that
                                              does what’s best for all your children and
 Tuesday, April 17                            those you love, creates the most income
 5:30 - 9:30 PM                               for your retirement, factors in long-term
 Arlington Community Center                   care, allows your family to enjoy Happy
                                              Holidays year after year! Register early!
 8 Hour Course
 Tuesday & Wednesday, May 15 & 16             Thursday, February 22
 5:30 - 9:30 PM                               6:30 - 7:45 PM
 Gaylord Courthouse - lower level             SE Gaylord Media Center
                                              Cost: $7/family payable to Comm. Ed.
                                              (desserts from Granny’s and gourmet
     Remember to pre-register!                coffee served!)

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  4                                   Technology
                               Technology Classes
The following classes are being offered by GFW Community Education, and will be
held at the elementary school in Gibbon. Registrations should be made with Sibley East
Community Ed. by listed deadlines.

iTunes (Introductory Course)
See how iTunes is changing the way we not only listen to music, but how we live.
Experience the opportunities that iTunes has to offer. From music downloads , video
downloads, audio books, iMixes, and podcasts; this class will enlighten you to all of
them. iPods are welcome, but not required. There will be updated handouts at the class
to take notes on. Class size is limited to 8 people.
Monday, February 26
7:00 - 9:00 PM
GFW Elementary School - Gibbon– Computer Lab, lower level
Cost: $12
Register by February 20

eBay (Introductory Course)
Do you want an eBay account? This class is the place to come and sign up for one.
PayPal accounts as well. Even if you have an eBay account, feel free to join us for an
evening of round table discussion and the sharing of ideas. Interesting and fun! There
will be updated handouts at the class to take notes on. Class size is limited to 8 people.
Tuesday, February 27
7:00 - 9:00 PM
GFW Elementary School - Gibbon - Computer Lab
Cost: $12
Register by February 20

NEW! Public Access Television
The cities of Arlington, Gaylord, Gibbon, Winthrop and Fairfax all share public access
channels 7 & 8. These channels were established to broadcast viewer created content
and various local events (city council meetings, church services, parades, sporting
events, public address announcements and much more). This class will give you insight
into how a public access channel operates, and what other public access channels across
the country are doing. There will also be information on how you can get involved.
Handouts will be available at class on which to take notes. Class size is limited to 20
Wednesday, February 28
7:00 - 9:00 PM
GFW Elementary School - Gibbon - Computer Lab
Cost: $12
Register by February 20

                                  Don’t be disappointed!
                                      Register early!
Are you disappointed when the class you wanted to attend was cancelled? As a courtesy
to our instructors, we make the decision to either cancel or hold a class one week prior
     to the start of the class. So please register early to avoid being disappointed.

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                   Adult Enrichment                                                5

 No-Sew Fleece Blanket                        Napkins to Note Cards
 Instructor: Diane Lang                       Instructor: Barb Bleeke

 Get ready for the long and cold winter       What a great class! Make your own
 season by making a warm and fuzzy            greeting/note cards from luncheon
 fleece blanket. The beautiful fleece         napkins! These cards can be personalized
 fabrics available today are the key          and made for every season and occasion.
 ingredients to helping you create a          Each participant will go home with 6
 blanket without sewing one stitch! These     completed note cards. Please bring an
 blankets make great baby and wedding         iron and a scissors to class. Samples of
 gifts! Come to this class and you will       these cards can be seen at the
 complete a blanket using cutting and         Community Ed office.
 tying techniques in one hour. Materials
 required: A sharp sewing scissors and        Monday, February 5
 two pieces of 1 1/2 yards of color           7:30 - 9:00 PM
 coordinated fleece. Purchase and pre-        GFW - Winthrop - Home Ec. Room
 wash fabric before class.                    Cost: $10 for instruction and all
 Thursday, February 1
                                              Register by January 29
 7:30 PM
 GFW - Gibbon - School Lunchroom
 Cost: $12
                                              Finding the Right Hairstyle
 Register by January 24                       for You!
                                              Instructor from: Styles on Video
                                              Look in the mirror. Is your hair drab and
                                              unfashionable? How much more alive
                                              would you feel with a customized make-
 Planning Your Funeral                        over? See yourself with 24 different
                                              hairstyles and colors and take home your
 Instructor: Brenda Schramm,                  own videotape and small photos. You
 Hantge Funeral Home                          will be taught what to look for and what
                                              to avoid in choosing the right look for
 Although few of us may wish to think         yourself. Topics such as face shape, hair
 about it, pre-planning your funeral can be   textures, and coloring will be covered.
 one of the kindest things we can do for      This session will include your own
 our loved ones. This class will cover        personal evaluation and recommend-
 what decisions are involved in making        ations, and you will choose from over
 funeral, cremation, or burial                1, 300 different styles. You will be
 arrangements and the benefits of making      photographed and the computer will
 plans in advance. We will also cover how     show you each style on your own image.
 you can set aside funds for your future      The session will be recorded on your
 funeral needs, as well as how they will be   own personal videotape, plus small
 protected in the event you need to enter a   photos of all 24 styles that you can bring
 nursing home. Time will be allowed to        to your stylist. Enrollment is limited.
 answer your questions, so please join us.
                                              Wednesday, April 11
 Monday, February 12                          6:00 - 9:00 PM
 7:00 - 8:30 PM                               SE Gaylord - Media Center
 GFW High School Winthrop - Library           Cost: $38
 Cost: $10                                    Register by April 4
 Register by February 5

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  6                          Adult Enrichment
Vive La France                                Pizza Classico
Chef: Jill Anderson                           Chef: Jill Anderson
The French are passionate people, and it      Americans love pizza, and you will
shows in their cooking. If you love good      love this class! We’ll learn how to
food, join us as we make and sample           make a simple, freezer-friendly dough,
savory cheese soufflé, chicken with 40        and of course, we will be making and
cloves of garlic, choucroute au champagne,    sampling some fun pizzas such as
fish beurre meuniere, and dessert crepes.     caramelized onion and spicy chicken,
Tuesday, February 6                           stromboli, flammekueke, roasted garlic
6:30 - 8:30 PM                                white sauce with spinach, and
GFW High School-Winthrop                      margherita-style.
Home Ec. Room
Cost: $25 for instruction and food            Tuesday, April 10
Register by January 30                        6:30 - 8:30 PM
                                              GFW High School -Winthrop
                                              Home Ec. Room
                                              Cost: $25 for instruction and food
A Taste of Asia
Chef: Jill Anderson                           Register by April 3

We will explore the Pacific rim from
Indonesia to China to Japan and learn
about the necessary ingredients for Asian
cooking. Of course we’ll be cooking and
sampling as we go.
Thursday, March 8                             Check the Sibley East School website
6:30 - 8:30 PM                                     regularly for new offerings,
GFW Middle School, Fairfax                      postponements, cancellations, and
Home Ec. Room                                     other Community Education
Cost: $25 for instruction and food                         information.
Register by March 1                            Go to: and look
                                                   under Community Groups.
          GFW is also offering
                                              We are always looking for instructors
A “Conversational Spanish” class to be
                                               to teach classes in various hobbies,
held on Monday evenings, beginning in
                                              skills, recreation, and crafts. Contact
January, and running for eight weeks.
                                              Judy Young at 507-237-3322 if you
  Please call SE Comm. Ed for further
                                                           are interested.
         details, and to register.

                           Adult Basic Education
  Includes GED preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL)
              Available at the Public Libraries in Arlington and Gaylord.

                ESL and GED: Contact Nancy Hislop at 507-964-5286

               ESL: Contact Sr. Ann Carol Kaufenberg at 507-237-5896

   A GED class may be offered for Spanish speakers that are proficient in English.
   Contact Nancy Hislop at 507-964-5286 or Community Ed for more information.

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                    Computer Classes                                                7

 Beginning Computers
 Instructor: Cindy Gerholz
 Don’t feel like you’ve lost the battle with
 computer basics. First we’ll learn how to
 turn the machine on! This is your chance
 to learn basic computer skills at a slower    Continuing Spreadsheets
 pace at the beginning level. We’ll work       Instructor: Cindy Gerholz
 with word processing and touch on
 spreadsheets. Learn to create and             Apply the fundamentals of Excel to
 organize your folders for easy future         prepare a flexible cash flow/budget
 reference. A manual will be provided.         schedule. Prepare multiple spreadsheets
 Bring a diskette to class. Min: 4 - Max: 10   using links to build summaries
                                               automatically. Prepare graphs from a
 March 6 & 8 (T & TH)                          database. Class includes a step-by-step
 6:30 - 8:30 PM                                manual. There will be no refunds for
 SE Gaylord Room 112                           cancellations after the registration
 Cost: $30                                     deadline. Bring a formatted disc to class.
 Register by February 27                       Min.: 4 - Max.: 10

                                               March 20 & 22 (T & TH)
                                               6:30 - 8:30 PM
                                               SE Gaylord Room 112
                                               Cost: $40
                                               Register by March 13

                                               Intro to PowerPoint
                                               Instructor: Cindy Gerholz
 Beginning Excel
 Instructor: Cindy Gerholz                   Apply the fundamentals of PowerPoint to
                                             create your very own presentation. If you
 Learn the basics of Excel for your home or simply want to learn how to make a
 business. Excel is geared to help           personalized slideshow or a presentation
 individuals become organized in dealing     for work, you will learn how! Bring
 with their business or personal records and scannable items to incorporate into your
 budget. There will be no refunds for        presentation you will make in class. Bring
 cancellations after the registration        a formatted disc to class. Min: 4 - Max: 10
 deadline. This is a six-hour class and
 includes a step-by-step manual. Bring a     March 27 & 29 (T & TH)
 formatted disc to class. Min: 4 - Max: 10   6:30 - 8:30 PM
                                             SE Gaylord Room 112
 March 12, 13 & 15 (M, T, & TH)              Cost: $30
 6:30 - 8:30 PM                              Register by March 20
 SE Gaylord Room 112
 Cost: $40                                                          NOTE: Please use
 Register by March 5                                                the entrance door
                                                                    on the west side of
                                                                    the school (near
                                                                    the pop machines)
                                                                    for classes offered
                                                                    at the Gaylord

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  8                          Youth Enrichment
            American Red Cross Babysitting for Boys & Girls
   At this time there are no classes scheduled. We hope to offer a class in Spring
    2007. We will send information home with students, post it in the school’s
             announcements, and also on the school website at such time.

             American Red Cross Certified Babysitter’s List
     Sibley East Community Education has a list available of individuals who have
  attended an 8-hour American Red Cross certified babysitter’s course. If you would
          like a copy of the list please let us know and we will mail one to you.
                                  Parents, please note........
 Attendance at the class and the ability to pass a test do not guarantee the maturity and
 common sense needed to baby-sit children. Community Education publishes this list
    as a starting point in choosing a responsible sitter. Only you, the parent, can be
                    ultimately responsible for your child’s well being.

                          Parents and Children
                             Invited to Attend
                        Early Childhood Screening

Sibley County Public Health and the Sibley East School District invite children in the
district to attend Early Childhood Screening (ECS) on March 1 & 2, 2007.

If you have a child who will be between 3 and 5 years of age at that time, and who has
not previously been screened, please call Sibley County Public Health at 507/237-
4035. You will be asked to give your child’s name and date of birth, as well as parents’
name, address and phone number. Letters will be sent to eligible children in February.

Early Childhood Screening is required for Kindergarten entry in a public school. If you
have any questions, please call your school nurse:
Kari Evans (Gaylord) 507/237-3317 or
Julie Ashton (Arlington) 507/964-2292.

                         Community Baby Shower
The Special Delivery Community Baby Shower is a FREE event sponsored by March
of Dimes and Sibley County Public Health that is open to all Sibley County residents
who are expecting a child or have had a baby within the last year. This baby shower
with provide new parents with information they can use regarding public programs,
prenatal information, health care providers, nutrition, car seat safety as well as door
prizes and so much more.

This FREE open house event will be held at the Gaylord City Hall on Thursday,
February 22nd, 2007 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Every family will receive a goodie bag for attending and there will also be refreshments

To register to attend this FREE event contact Tami at Sibley County Public Health

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      Youth Enrichment & Recreation                                                 9

 Performing Arts & Theatre
 Instructed by The Homeward
 Bound Theatre Company

 Broadway Kids Class
 Boys & Girls, Grades K - 2                  Karate-Tae-Kwon-Do
 Young actors will learn beginning           Ages 5 & Up
 techniques in acting while doing creative   Instructor: Linda Kroells
 activities. Our shooting stars will
 dramatize favorite stories, do simple       Instructor Linda Kroells will teach
 mime exercises, learn staging techniques    students of all ranks and levels. Students
 and much more. They will expand their       will learn self-defense techniques and the
 imagination, and build self-confidence      history of Tae-Kwon-Do. No prior
 while exploring the world of creative       experience is necessary. Beginning
 dramatics. Min: 8 - Max: 15                 students, children, adults and families are
                                             welcome to learn these skills. There will
 Young Actors Clinic                         be three six-week sessions, all held on
 Boys & Girls, Grades 3 - 6                  Tuesdays. Make-up/Bonus classes are
 Learn theatre skills in techniques,         available, free of charge, at various
 projection, staging, characterization and   locations—get further details from
 role-playing. Children who like to put on   instructor at first class.
 plays, be a star, or those who need to
 build self-esteem and self-confidence       Session 1: Tuesdays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
 will enjoy this energizing experience.      Session 2: Tuesdays, Feb. 20 - March 27
  Min: 8 - Max: 15                           Session 3: Tuesdays, April 3 - May 8

 The above classes will meet the             6:30 - 7:30 PM
 following Saturday mornings:                SE Arlington Gym
 March 10, 17, 24 & 31                       Cost: $36/student/session
 at the following times:
                                             Register prior to start of each session.
 Broadway Kids: 9:15-10:30 AM
 Young Actors Clinic: 10:45-12:15 PM

 SE Arlington Campus
 Cost: $42/student                                        Please Note:
 Register by March 2                            You are not registered until we have
                                               received payment for your activities.
                                                    Please see page 22 for more
                                                  information on how to register.

                              Weather Cancellation:
                           If school should be cancelled due to
                              inclement weather, Community
                              Education activities will also be

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 10                           Youth Recreation
Gymnastics for Boys & Girls
Instructor: Tami Harms
We will be offering 3 levels of classes. The
Preschool class is for children ages 3 to 5,
the Beginner class is for ages 6 and older,
and the Advanced Beginner class is geared      Basketball Fundamentals
towards those ages 6 and older, who have       Boys & Girls, Grades 2 - 3
taken 3 or more sessions of Beginner           Instructor: Dan Schrupp
classes. Please wear gym shorts (no
zippers) or leotards, and a t-shirt (no        Basic basketball fundamentals for 2nd
jewelry). Min: 5 - Max: 8 for preschool        and 3rd graders.
class, Min: 8 - Max: 14 for the beginner
class, and Min: 5 - Max: 10 for the            Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
advanced beginner class.                       6:00 - 7:00 PM
                                               SE Arlington Big Gymnasium
One 4-week session will be offered.            Cost: $15/student
                                               Please register by January 12
Saturdays, January 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3

9:00 - 9:45 AM Adv. Beg., ages 6+              Volleyball Skills
9:45 - 10:30 AM Beg., ages 6+                  Boys & Girls, Grades 3 - 6
10:30 - 11:00 AM Preschool, ages 3-5           Instructor: Chip Wolverton
SE Arlington Activity Room (east door)         Coming in April/May - watch for
Cost: $25/student                              more details to be sent home with your
                                               child in March.
Registration deadline is January 8,
however some classes fill quickly, so          SE Gaylord Large Gym
register early!

                                               Spring League Volleyball
    Please make note of                        Grades 5 - 8
   registration deadlines.                     This is a traveling league that plays five
    While all Community                        Saturdays in March/April. Teams will
   Education activities are                    practice a few times before the first
  inclusive, there are some                    game, and then as necessary once league
                                               play starts. Grades 5-6 play in one age
    that have maximum                          group, grades 7-8 play in another. More
   numbers due to safety                       information will follow once the dates
          and space.                           are set. Players in grades 5-6 signed up
                                               for the Spring League are automatically
                                               enrolled in “Volleyball Skills” also.

 ALSO COMING THIS SPRING!                      Cost; $40/student (includes uniform
 Elementary track and soccer. Watch for        t-shirt)
    information to be sent home with
                                               Contact Chip for more information, or
                                               if you are willing to coach a team.

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               Recreation and Fitness                                              11

                                                         Weight Room
          Open Gym
                                                      Community Education
       Community Education
                                                         Gaylord Campus
          Arlington Campus                             Monday and Wednesday
             Wednesdays                                   6:00 - 7:00 PM
            7:00 - 9:00 PM
        ADULTS ONLY PLEASE                               Arlington Campus
                                                    Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    1st & 3rd Sunday of the month                          6:00 - 7:00 PM
              1:00 - 3:00 PM
             Grades 1 - Adult
  (Grades 1 - 4 must be accompanied by
                 an adult)

            Gaylord Campus
             6:30 - 8:00 PM
             Grades 7 - Adult
                                               Racquetball and Wallyball Court
     2nd & 4th Sunday of the month
               1:00 - 3:00 PM                  The racquetball court is open at Sibley
              Grades 1 - Adult                 East Jr. High in Gaylord to all district
   (Grades 1 - 4 must be accompanied by        residents on an hourly basis with no fee
                  an adult)                    required. Court times can be arranged with
                                               Community Education at 507-237-3322 or
            Rules and Regulations              in the Main Office in Gaylord at 507-237-
      Participants caught roughhousing,        3314. The court will be closed when
     loitering, using abusive language or      school is not in session.
  inappropriately using equipment will be
           reprimanded as follows:             Community Education
     1st Offense: warning by supervisor        does not provide
      2nd Offense: ejected for one week        accident insurance
 3rd Offense: ejected for remainder of year    for players.
 Please use side courts or half courts when
       there are sufficient numbers.
 Reminder: Dunking is not permissible. If
 a backboard is broken, district policy will                     Yoga
 take effect. Use good sportsmanship and
              common sense.                      GFW Community Ed. will be offering
                                                 one session of Yoga - to be held at the
 Watch the local papers and website for           high school library in Winthrop on
      cancellations and closings.                 March 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6-7 pm.
                                                               Cost: $28
                                                  Register by February 28 with SE
                                                           Community Ed.

SE Community Education              Winter/Spring 2007 
 12                             Trips and Tours
 The Braschlers at the                          MN History Center &
 Sheldon Theatre                                Como Park Zoo
 Saturday, February 3                           Thursday, March 1
 The popular Branson group, “The                As requested by some of our faithful
 Braschlers,” returns for their annual visit    travelers, we will head first to the
 to the Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing. “The       Minnesota History Center for the
 Braschlers” bring bluegrass, gospel, and       blockbuster “Baseball as America”
 pop, as well as country music. We will         exhibit featuring more than 500 treasures
 have an included lunch before the show at      from the National Baseball Hall of Fame
 the famous St. James Hotel in Red Wing.        and Museum. After lunch on your own at
 Sponsored by Riley’s Travel Easy Tours.        the Café MN, located at the Center, we
                                                will visit the new “Tropical Encounters”
 Depart: Gaylord: 9:15 AM
                                                exhibit at the Como Park Zoo and
           Arlington: 9:30 AM
                                                Conservatory. This new $2.1 million
 Return: Approx. 6:30 PM
                                                neo-tropical rainforest exhibit opened in
 Cost: $60/person
                                                November, and is sure to give visitors the
 (includes coach bus, meal and show)
                                                sense they’re in a South or Central
 Register by January 24, or until filled
                                                American rain forest.
                                                Depart: Gaylord: 8:30 AM
                                                           Arlington: 8:40 AM
 Easter Parade at                                           Green Isle: 8:50 AM
 The Chanhassen Dinner Theater                  Return: Approx. 5:30 PM
 Wednesday, February 21                         Cost: $ 30/person (includes coach bus
                                                and admissions-lunch is on your own)
 Based on the 1948 MGM film classic -           Register by February 14
 Irving Berlin’s Easter Parade has been
 called “the happiest musical ever made,”
 Easter Parade is “as light and airy as a       We Gotta Bingo
 scrumptious soufflé.” This charming            Thursday, March 22
 romantic comedy begins as snappy dancer,       If you enjoyed “Tony ‘n Tina’s
 Don Hewes is dumped by his ungrateful          Wedding,” or like a good game of Bingo,
 dance partner, Nadine Hale, so she can         get the gang together for this one. We’re
 pursue a solo career. As in the classic        off to the new Lowry Center in St. Paul
 Pygmalion story (My Fair Lady), the            for “We Gotta Bingo”, the hilarious new
 lovelorn Don declares that he can turn any     interactive hit comedy - where the
 chorus girl into a star. The girl he chooses   audience gets in on ALL the fun! You
 to mould into his new “Nadine” is the          and your friends become bingo playing
 randomly selected, unassuming, insecure,       parishioners at a church bingo night and
 yet beguiling Hannah Brown. He vows            supper. The Ladies’ Auxiliary is cooking
 within a year, to make her the toast of        up a nice big meal, the Archbishop has
 Broadway and New York’s famed Easter           an announcement to make, the Knights of
 Parade. It’s a joyous confection featuring     Columbus have set up a bar and the
 some of Irving Berlin’s most beloved           Bingo caller has a few tricks up his
 tunes including, Steppin’ Out With My          sleeve as our cast brings this wild event
 Baby, It Only Happens When I Dance With        to life! This rollicking show will have
 You, and Easter Parade.                        you and your friends screaming…”We
                                                Gotta Bingo…..AGAIN!” Sponsored by
 Depart: Gaylord: 9:30 AM
                                                Riley’s Travel Easy Tours.
          Arlington: 9:45 AM
                                                Depart: Gaylord: 9:30 AM
          Green Isle: 10:00 AM
                                                           Arlington: 9:45 AM
 Return: Approx. 4:30 PM
                                                Cost:      $68/person (includes coach
 Cost: $61/person (includes coach bus,
                                                bus, lunch, show and BINGO)
 lunch and performance)
                                                Register by March 13, or until filled
 Register by January 22

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                       Trips and Tours                                              13

Over The Tavern                                 Senior Expo
At The Old Log Theatre                          Tuesday, April 17
Thursday, March 29
                                                Watch the local newspapers and senior
It is 1959, a time of innocence, youth and      centers for more information on this
discovery. Ellen and Chet Pazinski are          annual event.
trying to maintain a bit of normalcy in their
boisterous Polish-Catholic household as
they watch their son, Rudy, an inquisitive,
wisecracking 12-year old, lock horns with
his no-nonsense teacher, Sister Clarissa.
But throw in catechism classes, a ruler-
wielding nun, a girl-crazy brother, a self-
conscious sister, a stay-at-home mom, or a
hotheaded father, and anything can
happen! We’ll enjoy lunch at Famous
Dave’s before the play!!
                                                Gaither Homecoming
Depart: Gaylord: 9:15 AM
          Arlington: 9:30 AM                    Friday, April 20
          Green Isle: 9:45 AM
Cost: $51/person                                The Target Center is our destination
(includes coach bus, lunch and play)            where Bill Gaither will celebrate the 11th
Register by March 21                            Anniversary Gaither Homecoming Tour
                                                with a cavalcade of singers, musicians
                                                and comedians, whose collective talents
                                                have been honored with countless
                                                awards. Joining Gaither are the Gaither
                                                Vocal Band, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Lynda
                                                Randle, Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound,
                                                Russ Taff, Gordon Mote, Joy Gardner &
                                                Ben Speer (all artists subject to change).
American Swedish Institute                      Please sign up early...we have an early
Thursday, April 5                               deadline. Sponsored by Riley’s Travel
                                                Easy Tours.
Swedish immigrant newspaper publisher
Swan Turnblad became a millionaire, built
                                                Depart: Arlington: 4:45 PM
a castle in Minneapolis in 1904, then gave
                                                Return: Approx. 11:30 PM
it all away to create a museum of Swedish
                                                Cost: $65/person (coach bus & show)
art, history and culture. Join us as we tour
the American Swedish Institute. Included
will be a traditional smorgasbord lunch.
This afternoon we will tour the new
Minneapolis Public Central Library. The
new library is a work of art and includes 35
miles of books. Sponsored by Riley’s
Travel Easy Tours.

Depart: Arlington: 9:00 AM                                      NOTE:
          (note: only one pick up location)        You are not registered until we
Return: Approx. 4:00 PM                            have received payment for your
Cost:     $48/person (coach bus, meal            trip/activity. Please see page 22 for
and admissions)                                              more details.
Register by March 27, or until filled

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Spring Fling                                   Spring Mystery
Tuesday, May 1                                 Thursday, May 10
Spring will be here before we know it and      When we’re all aboard our coach we’ll
time to enjoy the day full of beautiful        head north,
flowers and plants! Back, by many requests,    So your best guesses please bring forth.
we will tour Fred Holaseck Greenhouse in
Lester Prairie. We will enjoy a delicious      Our first stop we’ll enjoy coffee and a
beef or turkey lunch at Bumps in Glencoe       treat,
followed by a tour and a “create your own      A tour of a theater where there’s not a
planter” class.                                bad seat.

Depart: Gaylord: 10:00 AM                      The day will be about history, stage, and
         Arlington: 10:15 AM                   the big screen,
         Green Isle: 10:30 AM                  Reserve your place now and find out
Return: Approx 3:30 PM                         what we mean.
Cost: $38/person (included school bus
                                               Oh, Gee - look at ALL the food provided
transportation, lunch & spring planter)
                                               for our feast,
Register by April 23
                                               A four-meat buffet, not to say the least.

                                               We’ll see a performance, maybe
                                               romantic, funny or about a crime,
                                               We know for sure you’ll have a
                                               “Howling Good Time”!!!!

                                               Depart: Arlington: 7:30 AM
                                                        Gaylord: 7:45 AM
                                               Return: Approx. 5:15 PM
         Remember to register                  Cost: $ 38/person (includes food,
         early for trips as they               fun and entertainment for the day)
         sometimes fill quickly.               Register by May 2

The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Wednesday, May 23
For the latest styles for you, your family and your home, or for a relaxing latte or
scrumptious meal - you’ll find it at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. They
have an exceptional collection of national retailers, one-of-a-kind boutiques, fine
restaurants and casual eateries, all in a park-like setting. Some of which include: Ann
Taylor, Bath & Body Works, Border’s Books & Music, Coldwater Creek, Lane Bryant,
Pottery Barn, Talbots, Williams-Sonoma, and MANY MORE! You can enjoy lunch on
your own at one of their delicious restaurants/eateries.

Depart: Gaylord: 8:15 AM
          Arlington: 8:30 AM
          Green Isle: 8:45 AM
Returning: Approx. 4:45 PM
Cost: $10/person
(includes school bus transportation)
Register by May 16

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                The following trips are offered by Riley’s Travel Easy
              Tours. Please contact the Community Education Office for
                             a brochure and more details.

Branson in the Spring
April 11 - 16
Highlights include three nights of Branson Fest, Branson City Tour, Original Stars of
American Bandstand, Broadway Star-Spangled Celebration and Shoji Tabuchi. Three
dinners and 5 continental breakfasts are included.
$750 pp/double occupancy

Watertown: South Dakota’s Rising Star
April 24 - 25
Enjoy a city tour of Watertown followed by the inspiring art of Terry Redlin at the
Redlin Art Center, where you can relive memories of rural America as you enjoy over
150 of Terry’s original oil paintings, including his newest series, “An American
Portrait”. We will also re-live South Dakota’s history by visiting the historic Mellette
House. A continental breakfast and lunch is included.
$139 pp/double occupancy

 Holland Tulip Festival
 May 10 - 14
 Join us for a “florally beautiful” vacation to Holland, Michigan. Highlights include the
 Sing, Sing, Sing musical extravaganza, Windmill Island, Ed McMahon performance,
 Veldheer Tulip Gardens, Dutch Village, Muziekparade, Tinker Cottage Museum,
 Lincoln-Tallman House and the Rotary Gardens.
 $579 pp/double occupancy

Door County & Mackinac Island
June 20 - 25
We will see such sights as the Bjorklunden Chapel, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Door
County’s Maritime Museum, Grand Hotel, Cherry Republic, and the Amon Orchard.
We will also enjoy a fish boil dinner, horse drawn carriage ride, ferry rides, and a cruise
across Lake Michigan.
$790 pp/double occupancy

 All U.S. citizens traveling in and out of the U.S. must have a valid passport to leave
 and enter the country. Beginning January 7, 2007, all U.S. residents will be required to
 have a valid passport to travel to Mexico and the Caribbean. This includes land, air
 and cruise. All other destinations will follow throughout 2007. If you have questions
 or concerns about this matter you may email them to for
 further assistance.

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What is ECFE?
          Early childhood family education is a school district #2310 sponsored program
for families with children from birth to preschool ages. ECFE believes that parents are
their children’s first and most important teachers.
          ECFE Program goals: 1 - To strengthen families, 2 - To help parents provide
for their child’s learning and development, 3 - To help young children develop to their
full potential - socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

              Phone Numbers                    TO REGISTER FOR ECFE CLASSES -
       ECFE Office (507) 237-3379              PLEASE CALL THE ECFE OFFICE at
   Gaylord Classroom (507) 237-3379                     507-237-3379.
   Arlington Classroom (507) 964-8293

               ECFE CLASSES – Winter/Spring 2007
Preschool Friends (Ages 2-5, half             Together Time (ages 2-5, no
separation)    6 Weeks, Start Feb. 5          separation) 6 Weeks, Start Feb. 1-8
At the beginning of this class, the parents   Hectic schedule? Want some special time
and children participate together in a        with your child? Enjoy stimulating
variety of fun activities. Then, separation   activities, songs, games and stories with
and discussion follows with a parent          your child. Get to know other parents with
educator providing information and            children the same age and learn about
support to parents while the children         meaningful activities you can do at home
continue activities with the early            too! COST: $26
childhood staff. COST: $30                    ARLINGTON:
ARLINGTON:                                    Afternoons…Mondays 4:15-5:15pm
Evenings…Mondays 6-7:30pm                     Mornings…Fridays 8:30-9:30am
GAYLORD:                                      GAYLORD:
Evenings...Mondays 6-7:30pm                   Evenings…Thursdays 6-7pm

Winning at Parenting (Mixed                   Toddler Time (Ages 10-24 months, no
Ages, separation) 6 Weeks, Start Feb. 2       separation) 4 Weeks, Start March 27
Are you ECFE experienced or looking           Spend time doing developmentally
for something different? This class is for    appropriate songs, fingerplays, stories,
the parent who is ready to learn              sensory activities, and large motor skills
something new and has “been there and         with your little one. Meet other parents
done that” when it comes to basic             with children of the same age and get
parenting skills. This class is discussion    parent information on topics specific to
based upon book studies, articles, and        toddler behavior and development.
current affairs in parenting. Children will   (Toddlers only please!) COST: $20
play together and do fun activities in        ARLINGTON:
childcare. COST: $30                          Afternoons…Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Mornings...Fridays 10-11am

     ♦   Each PALS/Discovery student may enroll in one ECFE class for free!
     ♦   Families enrolling 2+ children, may pay half-price, after one full-paid child.
     ♦   Non-participating infant siblings do not need to enroll.
     ♦   Childcare for a one-time basis is $4/class per child.
     ♦   Classes are limited in space and may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
     ♦   All fees are income based, so please call the office to inquire about free/
         reduced rates.

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   SIBLEY-EAST ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education)
offers two preschool programs, PALS (kindergarten readiness –four year
olds) and Discovery Time (three-year-olds). Discovery students attend
class one half-day a week throughout the school year, while PALS
students attend class three half-days a week.

    Unlike many private programs and daycare preschool programs, all
classes are taught by MN state licensed early childhood teachers and
follow MN state curriculum/assessment guidelines. Tuition is paid
monthly and is based upon a sliding fee scale according to household
income. The program is designed to be affordable for
everyone regardless of income level.

    To qualify for PALS, a child must be four years old by Sept. 1, 2007.
Sorry, no exceptions. All preschoolers must also be potty trained by the
start of classes. Optional busing is available through the Sibley-East
Transportation Department for a minimal cost.

           Open House Registration for Fall 07-08:

                Arlington (ECFE Room in new section)
                 PALS (4-yr-olds) and Discovery (3-yr-olds)
                      Thursday, May 10…… 4-6:30pm
                        Friday, May 11…….9am-noon

               Gaylord (elementary school ECFE room)
              PALS (4-yr-olds) and Discovery (3-yr-olds)
                    Thursday, May 10…… 4-6:30pm
                       Friday, May 11…….9am-noon
        To register at Open House please bring:
       ♦       Current copy of immunization records
       ♦       Emergency contacts/phone numbers
       ♦       $10 deposit

                     Questions? ECFE Office 237-3379

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                              Arlington Public Library
                                   321 West Main Street
                                   Arlington, MN 55307

                                   Monday 12:30 – 8:30
                                  Wednesday 9:00 – 6:30
                                    Friday 12:30 – 5:30
                                   Saturday 9:00 – 12:00

                                                Computer Usage
                                               We offer eight computers for patron use.
                                               Each is connected to the Internet with
                                               color and laser printers. Multiple office
                                               programs and email are available. Fax and
                                               copier services too.

                                              Yippee!! No School on:
                                              Monday, January 22nd
Explore your Library at
                                              1:00 - 3:00
A world of information is at your fingertips.
View the wide variety of books, periodicals, Free
DVD’s, videos, CD’s and more available to      Join us for a movie and popcorn.
you! Check on your account, request and
renew materials all from the privacy of your   Monday, February 19th
home. Pick up your free Library card and
                                               1:00 - 3:00
get started today!
.                                              Crafty make and takes and snacks.

                                               Friday, March 30th
Books are Fun                                  1:00 - 3:00
March 31 - April 27                            Free
Check out our sale of new books and            Let’s play at the Library! Join us for some
wonderful gift items… Shop early for best      old fashion board games, activities and
selection. Matching funds from Thrivant        snacks.
                                               Pre-register so we have an idea to plan for.
                                               Last minute attendees are always
Book Discussion                                welcome.
Last Thursday of the month
7:00 p.m. @ the Library                        Daffodil Coloring Contest
Free                                           February 15th - March 9th
Everyone is welcome to read and join the       Pick up your coloring sheet at the Library
discussion. Check with staff to see what the   and return by the deadline to have your
group is reading. No need to purchase the      picture posted and to be eligible to win
book, we will supply it.                       cool prizes! Random drawing.

    Doing your spring cleaning? Remember the Library will accept any used books (no text
    books), music CD’s, DVD’s, books on tape, books on CD, etc. Call us if you need more
    information.            Check our new webpage at:

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                   GAYLORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
     Warm-up with a Good Book                           Monday 2:00-7:00
        and Hot Stuff Pizza!                            Tuesday 2:00-7:00
                                                        Wednesday 9:00-6:00
 Join our Adult, Teen and Children                      Thursday 2:00-7:00
 Winter Reading Program. Starting                       Friday 9:00-6:00
 Monday, Jan. 22, pick up a bookmark to
                                                        Saturday 9:00-12:00
 record your reading time, 20 minutes for
 five days. When you bring your
 bookmark back you will receive a small       Storytime with Angie
 gift. You can do this up to 4 weeks! If      Children enjoy books, crafts, songs, and
 you complete 4 weeks you receive a           peer interaction. Any child under 3 yrs
 mini-Hot Stuff Pizza from Shells. The        needs an adult with them.
 last day to bring in your bookmark will      Every Wed. 9:30 Starting Mar. 7
 be March 10.                                 Story Reader: Angie Briest
                                              Register at Library: 237-2280.

                                              “Friday Frosty Fun ”
             Snow School!                     Every Friday @ 3:30
 Jan. 22 (There’s no school, so join          Starting Friday, January 26
 us at the library for frosty fun)            Elementary kids can enjoy a variety of
 Register @ the library-237-2280              activities including board and card
 Session 1—2:00-3:30                          games, crafts and movies with popcorn
 Session 2—4:30-6:00, FREE for kids           from the Pro-Growth Bank. FREE!
 Kindergarten to 4th grade
 Chamber Bookmark Contest                     Book Discussion Group
 Pick-up entry forms at the Library,          Everyone is welcome to join our
 starting Mar. 16 and return by April 13.     discussion, the last Wed. of every month
 The Gaylord Chamber of Commerce will         at 12 Noon. “The Education of Little
 award winners with Gaylord Green in 5        Tree,” will be discussed, Wed., Jan.
 age categories, Preschool to 12th grade.     31st. Call the library if you need a book.
 Winners will be awarded Monday, April
 16th, to kick-off Library Week.

 “Come Together @ Your Library”
    Library Week April 16-21
    New Book Sale by “Books are Fun”
        Used Book Sale by Friends            Celebrate The Cat in the Hat’s 50th
                                              Birthday Friday, March 2, 2007!
                                             Put on your big hat and watch “The Cat in
                                             the Hat” on the “Big Screen” after school
                                             at 3:30. Treats will be served by Gaylord
 Daffodil Coloring Contest                   Friends of the Library!
 Pick-up your coloring sheet Feb. 16 and
 return by Mar. 2. Winners in 5 age groups
 will receive a bouquet of daffodils.        Friends of the Gaylord Library
 Sponsored by the Sibley County Unit of      Help support the Gaylord Library and
 the American Cancer Society!                become a “Friend.” Stop by the library for
                                             meeting dates and more information.

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            Register at the library, $5 registration fee for each class.
                         Instructor: Howard Armstrong
        The Gaylord Library has eight computers for public use. Each has
      Internet, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Publisher and more.
                A scanner and color laser printer are also available.

Basic Word 1 - Learn the basics of word processing with Microsoft Word: cut,
paste, fonts, etc. Thurs., January 25, 10-11:30 am
Basic Word 2 - Follow-up class to Basic Word 1. Thurs, Feb. 1, 10-11:30 am
E-mail - Learn how to set up a free e-mail account and send a message today!
Thurs., February 8, 10-11:30 am
Quicken - Information session to get you started using this helpful personal
finance program! Thurs., January 25, 7-9 pm
Turbo Tax - Information session about this useful tax program. Come and learn
how to get started! Thurs., February 1, 7-9 pm

          Announcing An Evening with Special Guest Author
                                 Lorna Landvik
                 Tuesday, May 1 at the Gaylord City Hall
An actor and comedian who has written and produced plays in which she also
performs, Lorna Landvik is also married and the mother of two daughters. Lorna made
her debut as a novelist with the critically acclaimed Patty Jane's House of Curl. She is
also the author of Your Oasis on Flame Lake, The Tall Pine Polka, Welcome to the
Great Mysterious, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, and her newest novel, Oh
My Stars.
7:00 pm - Program - followed by an elegant appetizer and dessert buffet reception
and book signing.
Sponsored by: Friends of the Gaylord Library
Tickets On Sale March 1 - $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door
Limited seating is available, advance tickets are encouraged.
                  Proceeds go to support the Gaylord Public Library

                           TOPS Weight Loss Group
              Meets at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Arlington Adult
              Day Center. Call 507-964-5325 with questions.

                 Communities on the Move Walking Club
Coming in March, a weekly walking club for adults to gather socially and walk with
friends. Through this FREE membership in the Walking Club, you will be given a
pedometer and a map of walking routes in Gaylord/Winthrop and also have the
opportunity to earn great incentives! Watch for more information in February. If you do
not live in Gaylord or Winthrop, you are still invited to participate. If you’d like to
receive our promotional flyer, please give us your name and address and we will mail it
to you when it is ready. Please call Community Education at 507-237-3322 for more

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  Sibley East Indoor Swimming Pool                                                 21

      The Sibley East Indoor Swimming Pool is OPEN!!
 The pool now has an upgraded filtration system - LET’S TEST IT
               OUT!! Thank you for your patience.
                Winter/Spring Swimming Pool Hours
Lap Swim/Water Walk/Aerobics*                 M-W-F              6:30 - 7:30 AM
Open Swim (after school**)                    M & TH             3:30 - 5:30 PM
Open Swim (evening)                           T & TH             6:30 - 8:30 PM
Open Swim                                     Saturday           1:00 - 4:00 PM

*Lap swim/water walking/aerobics is for individuals who wish to
improve their fitness levels at their own pace by choosing an activity of
interest. No instructor will be provided. You may also choose to
participate in these activities during ANY open swim times. Water
floatation belts, dumbbells, noodles, kickboards, and fins will be
available for use.
**After school open swim is a healthy opportunity for students to
unwind after a day of studies.

Yearly Pool Pass Rates (June 1 ‘06-May 31 ‘07)                    Dive-in Movie
Family Pass (up to 4 members)         $130 ($15 ea. add’l)
Individual Pass                       $70                     Bring floaties and enjoy
Student Pass (H.S. & under)           $50                     the show!
Senior Pass (65+)                     $50
Single Session                        $2                      Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Rentals                               $40/hour                on the following dates:

                                                              Jan. 18
Passes may be purchased at SE Arlington School                Feb. 15
Office. Passes may be used for all Open Swims, Lap            March 15
Swims. Etc. Additional charges may be added for               April 19
classes requiring instructors such as Water Aerobics.         May 17

              Pool Rental                                    Water Polo
Make your next birthday or any other           Join a water polo league! We will have a
occasion a real splash! Rent the               league for students in grades 3 - 6 in
swimming pool and everyone will be             February & March, on Mondays from
guaranteed to have a blast! Call Rene          3:30 - 5:30 pm. Sign up with
Moriarty at 507-964-8285 with any              Ms. Moriarty.
questions or to inquire about pool facility

Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI) Winter/Spring 2007– Dates TBD
Course prerequisites include: 16 years of age by last day of class, swim test
demonstrating proficient stroke technique in 25 yards of each of these; front crawl, back
crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke, 15 yards butterfly, long
shallow dive, basic rescues, and completion of FIT course (included in class).
Participants learn how to break down swimming strokes and water safety skills to teach
others in a safe and learning environment. Successful participants will become water
safety instructors for the American Red Cross.

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 All registration payments must be received
 at the time of registration to ensure                  WAYS
 sufficient enrollment. Registrations are
 not final until payment is received.                TO REGISTER

            No Confirmation                     1. Mail
 Assume the class will be held at the time       Mail the registration form along
 and place indicated unless you are notified      with the fee to either address:
                 Refunds                            Sibley East Community
 A full refund will be made only if you                    Education
 withdraw prior to the deadline date or if               P.O. Box 1000
 the class or trip is canceled due to
 insufficient enrollment - no exceptions.
                                                     Arlington, MN 55307

               Cancellation                         Sibley East Community
 District #2310 reserves the right to cancel               Education
 offerings due to insufficient enrollment.               P.O. Box 356
                                                      Gaylord, MN 55334
               Trip Policy
 All trips are limited to the number of seats      Make your check payable to
 on a reserved bus and/or tickets purchased
 for an event. Registration is made on a
                                                Sibley East Community Education
 first come-first serve basis. Payment
 MUST be made at time of registration.
 There will be no refunds for cancellation      2. In Person
 after the registration deadline. You may
 find a replacement or call the Community
 Education office to see if there is a                 Main office hours
 waiting list.                                           in Arlington:
                                                       Monday - Friday
           Boarding the Bus                           8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 Gaylord: Park on the north side of the
 large gymnasium, board on the west side
 of the school.
 Arlington: Board at the main entrance on          Education office hours in
 the west side of the school under the                    Gaylord:
 canopy.                                             Monday - Thursday
 Green Isle: Park on the north side of the           8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 parking lot at the Country Corner.

        Weather Cancellation                    * Please note that telephone, fax,
 If school should be canceled due to
 inclement weather, Community Education          and email registrations are no
 classes will also be cancelled. Activities             longer accepted.
 will be rescheduled if possible. Listen to
 WCCO (830AM), KRBI (1310AM), or
 KNUJ (860AM).

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  Clip and send to Sibley East Community Education

     P.O. Box 1000 Arlington, MN 55307 or
     P.O. Box 356 Gaylord, MN 55334

  Make checks payable to Sibley East Community Education

 Registrant’s Name __________________________
 If youth, parent name ________________________
 If youth, age _____________ Teacher __________
 Address ______________ City _______ State ___
 Phone (home) _____________ (work) ___________
 Activity/Trip   Location/ Pick-up   Date/Time     Fee


 Registrant’s Name __________________________
 If youth, parent name ________________________
 If youth, age ____________ Teacher ___________
 Address ______________ City _______ State ___
 Phone (home) _____________ (work) ___________
 Activity/Trip   Location/ Pick-up   Date/Time     Fee


 Registrant’s Name __________________________
 If youth, parent name ________________________
 If youth, age ____________ Teacher ___________
 Address ______________ City _______ State ___
 Phone (home) _____________ (work) ___________
 Activity/Trip   Location/ Pick-up   Date/Time     Fee

SE Community Education    Winter/Spring 2007
                       “Minnesota Star Watch”
                     Mike Lynch Stargazing Special
                         Monday, May 7, 2007
Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over
the Arlington area. This night with the stars, constellations, planets, star clusters,
galaxies, and nebulae starts off with an indoor orientation followed by quality time
outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear,
Cassiopeia, Orion, and some of their great stories behind them. We’ll also use large
reflecting telescopes, including a giant 20” reflector, one of the biggest mobile
telescopes in Minnesota, for close up views of planet Saturn with its beautiful rings.
We’ll also get close and personal with the planet Mars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies
and other wonders in our spring skies. You’ll get a great handout and package with
user-friendly star maps and constellation chart maps, websites, a telescope-buying
guide, and more!
Mike Lynch is a meteorologist at WCCO Radio and has been teaching astronomy
classes for over 36 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul
Pioneer Press and has completed his first book, “Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star
Watch” that will be available for purchase at a discount. He’ll also bring very popular
“Galaxy on a Gut” T-shirts.
You’re invited to bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfy!
Your universe is waiting! Make the Stars Your Old Friends!

8:00 - 10:00 PM
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
SE Arlington Room 149, then to a local farm site
Register by April 30
                                  POSTAL CUSTOMER

                                                                        Permit No. 30
                                                                        Arlington, MN
                                                                        U.S. Postage
                                                                        Non-Profit Org

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