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  • Culinary Mushroom Cultivation Workshop (Ages 14 to Adult)

    Culinary Mushroom Cultivation WorkshopAges 11 to AdultThis class will provide a basis of knowledge for growing gourmet mushrooms. We will discuss basic propagation techniques using resources easily found for outdoor/indoor cultivation. The workshop will begin with a lecture and end with inoculating logs. You will leave with knowledge of growing mushrooms, a deeper appreciation for mycelium, and an inoculated shiitake or oyster mushroom log. Registrations required by April 19.Sunday, April 22Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Road 110 W, Minnetrista1 - 4 pm#2010-A18W$55
  • Minnesota Star Watch Party with Mike Lynch

    Minnesota Star Watch with Mike LynchMake the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over the western side of Lake Minnetonka. This night will be filled with the stars, constellations, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and more! We start off with indoor orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like the Big Bear, Orion the Hunter, Leo the Lion and some of their great stories behind them. We'll use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 2-inch reflectors that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close-up views of a number of celestial wonders in the Spring skies. This is also an opportunity to learn about celestial photography. Weather permitting, we'll use a new astronomical camera-telescope system for extra special views of the distant universe. You'll also get a large handout packet with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, apps, websites, a telescope buying guide and more!Mike Lynch is a meteorologist with WCCO Radio and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy classes for 45 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of the book,"Mike Lynch's Minnesota Star Watch," that will be available for purchase this evening for a discount. Even if it is a cloudy night, you will learn a lot, have a great time and get a Mike Lynch "cloud check," for a future Minnesota Star Watch class. Your universe is waiting!Thursday, March 87 - 9 pmEducational Service Center, Conference Room A#7560-A18W$25 (includes packet)
  • Music Together Lakeside

    Music Together LakesideNurture your child's inner musician with Music Together®, an internationally renowned early childhood music and movement program for children ages 0 - 5 and the grown-ups who love them. During this ten-week session of weekly classes, we will sing, dance, chant, and play instruments in an informal setting with this award-winning, research-based curriculum. Children learn through play with a wide variety of music that will enrich their musical environment and guide them towards a lifetime of music-making enjoyment. They (and you!) will have so much fun with the multicultural music collections, while obtaining all the learning and developmental benefits music offers - especially during the early childhood years, when children are most impressionable. Our winter session will feature the Bells Collection of Music Together songs.Tuition is $160 for the first child and $60 for each additional sibling (infant siblings under nine months are free).This includes 10 - 45 minute weekly caregiver and child classes filled with music, bonding and pure fun, along with tips on how to enhance your child's music development. Each family also receives two professionally recorded CDs, music downloads, access to the Family Music Zone online portal, and a beautifully illustrated songbook. Classes are held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2451 Fairview Lane, Mound. Instructor Heidi GuseniusMusic has been a part of Heidi's entire life. As a daughter of two musicians, she has had a  genuine appreciation for all genres of music since birth. After spending her childhood on and near the stage, Heidi studied music and voice at Gustavus Adolphus College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree and sang in various choirs. She has also performed with numerous groups and bands on stage and in the recording studio. Heidi's passion for music, children, and education makes teaching Music Together a perfect fit. She cannot wait to share her love of music with your family!Tuesdays, January 16 - March 20 (please note: dates have changed from printed catalog information)St. John's Lutheran Church                $160 first child and adult  /  $60 for each additional sibling #7504-A18W             9:30 - 10:15 am#7504-B18W             10:30 - 11:15 am#7504-C18W                 6:15 - 7 pm**NEW DATES**Tuesdays, April 3 - June 5St. John's Lutheran Church $160 first child and adult / $60 for each additional sibling#7504-D18W                  9:30 - 10:15 am#7504-E18W                  10:30 - 11:15 am#7504-F18W                    6:15 - 7 pm
  • Prepare Your Own Will

    Prepare Your Own WillPracticing attorney Adam Altman will lead this class with the purpose of each participant completing a valid Will. Through explanations, questions and answers, most people will are able to leave the class with a completed Will. The probate process will be explained and everything necessary to complete a Will - Will forms, witnesses and notary public will be provided. Fee is per person; each person needs their own Will.Tuesday, February 207 - 9pmMound Westonka High School, Room C-121#7505-A18W                   $39/personWednesday, April 257 - 9 pmMound Westonka High School, Room C-121#7505-B18W                     $39/person
  • Senior Living Options and Advising

    Senior Options and AdvisingThis class is for seniors and their loved ones wanting to be fully educated on the world of senior care and living options available today. The best time to plan for the future is before a crisis. Being educated and prepared leads to a better peace of mind towards one's decisions. This is a comprehensive class on the various options: independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's/memory care, residential care homes, nursing homes, in home care, care suites, etc. This class will cover estimated costs, types of payments accepted and other helpful financial facts, pets, options for couples, wait lists, amenities, the importance of financial advisors/elder lawyers, and other valuable resources/helpful tips to make a move less stressful on individuals and their families.Instructor Shelley Anderson is the owner, licensed social worker, certified senior care manager at Lake Minnetonka Home Care & Senior Living Advising. She has personally experienced various senior living options with parents on both sides of her family and has a wealth of helpful knowledge. Shelley is also a volunteer educator for the Alzheimer's Association.Monday, April 96 - 7:30 pmMound Westonka High School, Room B-106#7414-A18W                        $19/family (participants are encouraged to bring family members)
  • Taking Better Photographs with your Digital Camera

    Taking Better Photographs with your Digital CameraAre you intimidated by your digital camera? Confused by all its functions, features and modes? You'll learn to use the power of your digital camera, which camera features are most important, and how to use them to create better photographs. This class is primarily for beginner photographers, but experienced people may find it helpful as well. The class will discuss the various aspects of composition, including tips and techniques. In addition to composition, we will spend some time covering the basic functions of digital cameras and how to use them to create better photographs. Please bring the manual for your camera to the class. The class will consist of lecture, including examples of photos containing the techniques and tools covered in the presentation. Instructor Mark Paulson has been taking photographs since the mid-1980's. Mark has taken several award-winning photographs and his work has been published in books, calendars, regional magazines, and exhibited in local galleries. His website: www.mpaulsonphotography.comTuesday, April 37 - 9 pmMound Westonka High School, Room C-103#7502-A18W                  $35