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Alexandria Public Schools – Community Education

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April 2018

Spring Luncheon

April 25 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Broadway Ballroom, 115 30th Ave E
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$25

Join the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Alexandria Public Schools Community Education for a luncheon on April 25 at Broadway Ballroom! Serving begins at 11:15 am Featuring: Willow Sweeney, Top 20 Training co-founder focusing on helping others further develop their potential, through social and emotional skills while developing more effective workplace teams and cultures. Tickets: $25/person Contact Alexandria Public Schools Community Education at 320-762-3310, ext. 2 Sponsored by: Runestone Electric Association Donors: Knute Nelson & Viking Office Supply Presented by:…

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Estate Planning

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Alexandria Area High School, 4300 Pioneer Rd SE
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15.00

You work hard to care for others and to take care of yourself. When you are not able to do so, who will? How will they? How can you protect and provide for those you care for, yourself and causes you value? Learn about Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Wills, Trusts and related advanced planning tools.

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May 2018

Spring Forest Qi Gong

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$59.00

Feeling tired, stressed out, with little energy? Do you have aches and pains that never seem to go away? Explore the profoundly simple yet very powerful healing art of Spring Forest Qi Gong. This practice can help your body, mind, and spirit. You will learn to combine gentle body movements, focused concentration, breathing techniques and guided meditations. You will learn the 5 Elements mediation and movements to enhance health and well being along with the many benefits of the other…

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Spring Forest Qi Gong

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$59.00

Feeling tired, stressed out, with little energy? Do you have aches and pains that never seem to go away? Explore the profoundly simple yet very powerful healing art of Spring Forest Qi Gong. This practice can help your body, mind, and spirit. You will learn to combine gentle body movements, focused concentration, breathing techniques and guided meditations. You will learn the 5 Elements mediation and movements to enhance health and well being along with the many benefits of the other…

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i-Try Acousitc Guitar

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Potomac Bead Company, 518 Broadway, 518 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$35.00

Have you ever thought about playing acoustic guitar around the campfire? Here’s your chance to learn a few simple chords that will help you be ready for your first concert this summer. Kyle Anderson from i-Try Studios will introduce you to the very basics of playing acoustic guitar so that you can play some ditties for your friends — if you choose to do so! After just four classes, Kyle hopes that you will feel comfortable enough to play some…

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New Home Construction 101

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$10.00

So you want to build a new house? Attend this class to learn about the new construction process. Hear about the good, the bad, and the ugly of potential new construction projects. From funding to finally walking through your front door, you will learn how to make sure your new home is built right. Instructor Shawn Reilly is a new construction manager and real estate agent with 20+ years experience.

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Sami Inspired Bracelet

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Potomac Bead Company, 518 Broadway, 518 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$55.00

This bracelet is created in the style of the Sami people, the indigenous natives of northern Scandinavia and Russia. The Sami people, also referred to as Laplanders, are known for herding reindeer and have historically decorated clothing and leather with spun metal. The Sami Friendship bracelet is made by braiding coiled tin wire, attaching to reindeer leather, adding an antler button and finishing up with faux sinew.

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Starry Night Painting

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$35.00

Join local artist Gail Kiltie as she instructs you step-by-step on how to paint your own masterpiece in acrylic on canvas! You will leave with a 16 x 20 painting of your own creation with NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night is your inspiration. Class fee includes all art supplies. Instructor: Gail's unique style of instruction creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all skill levels…beginners included! Gail emphasizes that her classes are “fun” art classes rather than…

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Winemaking

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Potomac Bead Company, 518 Broadway, 518 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$35.00

Come join Kyle for an early morning class and discover what it takes to make your own wine. The first part of class will introduce you to various grapes and the regions from which they come. Then, we will walk through the steps of how to make wine — from initial fermentation to bottling. (Of course, you will get a chance to sample some wine.) Lastly, you will learn how to pair wine with certain foods. Should you decide to…

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Bursting with Flavor: Raspberries!

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

General planting and care guide including discussion relative to the Summer vs Fall bearing varieties. Raspberries can be one of the most prolific producers in your garden, but there are a few things that can make growing and caring for your plants easier. We’ll review these tricks and answer general questions. We will also touch on common pests and diseases and how to tackle them. Instructor Joel Kangas is a Douglas County Master Gardener

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Spring Forest Qi Gong

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$59.00

Feeling tired, stressed out, with little energy? Do you have aches and pains that never seem to go away? Explore the profoundly simple yet very powerful healing art of Spring Forest Qi Gong. This practice can help your body, mind, and spirit. You will learn to combine gentle body movements, focused concentration, breathing techniques and guided meditations. You will learn the 5 Elements mediation and movements to enhance health and well being along with the many benefits of the other…

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i-Try Acousitc Guitar

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Potomac Bead Company, 518 Broadway, 518 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$35.00

Have you ever thought about playing acoustic guitar around the campfire? Here’s your chance to learn a few simple chords that will help you be ready for your first concert this summer. Kyle Anderson from i-Try Studios will introduce you to the very basics of playing acoustic guitar so that you can play some ditties for your friends — if you choose to do so! After just four classes, Kyle hopes that you will feel comfortable enough to play some…

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Beginning Beekeeping

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

How sweet it is! Dr. Struthers will discuss how honey gets from the bee to the jar. Learn about collecting honey, pollination, life cycle, interesting instincts and characteristics, how bees organize their society, and how to get a beehive started. You will have a chance to taste honey samples. He will also give you an annual schedule of the when, what and why of hive care.

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Medicare

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Public Works Meeting Room, 526 Willow Drive
Alexandria, MN 56308
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$5.00

Are you 64+? Do you assist someone with their insurance needs? Want to know more about Medicare? Join in this informational class and have all your Medicare questions answered: Which plan is right for you? Who qualifies for Medicare? Sponsored by Senior LinkAge Line and Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging.

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Spring Forest Qi Gong

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$59.00

Feeling tired, stressed out, with little energy? Do you have aches and pains that never seem to go away? Explore the profoundly simple yet very powerful healing art of Spring Forest Qi Gong. This practice can help your body, mind, and spirit. You will learn to combine gentle body movements, focused concentration, breathing techniques and guided meditations. You will learn the 5 Elements mediation and movements to enhance health and well being along with the many benefits of the other…

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i-Try Acousitc Guitar

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Potomac Bead Company, 518 Broadway, 518 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$35.00

Have you ever thought about playing acoustic guitar around the campfire? Here’s your chance to learn a few simple chords that will help you be ready for your first concert this summer. Kyle Anderson from i-Try Studios will introduce you to the very basics of playing acoustic guitar so that you can play some ditties for your friends — if you choose to do so! After just four classes, Kyle hopes that you will feel comfortable enough to play some…

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Painting Barn Quilts

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$48.00

Painting Barn Quilts is a popular, lively 4-hour class with guided instruction which will take you through the process of barn quilt painting from beginning to completion. You will choose a quilt pattern from the several dozen offered or you may bring your own (instructor will evaluate difficulty level). You will gain knowledge on measuring, layout, taping and painting as related to barn quilt painting. You will leave with your own masterpiece, ready for hanging and possibly the inspiration to…

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What is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

Maybe you've seen these little needles in movies, your cousin has been raving about Chinese medicine...what's it all about? Instructor Katrina Rachuy, L.ac will share some of the historical background, basic theories and modern usage of Chinese Medicine, along with the broad range of people and conditions that are treated. Instructor will bring a model to class so she can demonstrate a typical acupuncture treatment. Katrina Rachuy, L.ac is Alexandria's new full time practitioner of Chinese Medicine. She has a…

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Senior Housing Tour

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Public Works Meeting Room, 526 Willow Drive
Alexandria, MN 56308
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$5.00

Is a change of housing in the future for you or a loved one? Learn about some of the choices in the Alexandria area (senior apartments, adult foster care facilities, assisted living facilities and 55+ housing communities). After a short informational session, board a Rainbow Rider bus and visit several senior housing sites. Senior Liaison Outreach Specialist, Mary Krueger will facilitate. Handouts will be provided.

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Crunchy, Sweet, Crisp, Juicy: Apples!

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

Apples are the most common fruit trees in Minnesota. General planting and care guide and discussion relative to the various varieties. There are many different apples with unique characteristic. We’ll talk about the different apples and discuss ways to keep your trees as healthy and productive as possible. Instructor Joel Kangas is a Douglas County Master Gardener.

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Spring Forest Qi Gong

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$59.00

Feeling tired, stressed out, with little energy? Do you have aches and pains that never seem to go away? Explore the profoundly simple yet very powerful healing art of Spring Forest Qi Gong. This practice can help your body, mind, and spirit. You will learn to combine gentle body movements, focused concentration, breathing techniques and guided meditations. You will learn the 5 Elements mediation and movements to enhance health and well being along with the many benefits of the other…

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i-Try Acousitc Guitar

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 22, 2018

Potomac Bead Company, 518 Broadway, 518 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
+ Google Map
$35.00

Have you ever thought about playing acoustic guitar around the campfire? Here’s your chance to learn a few simple chords that will help you be ready for your first concert this summer. Kyle Anderson from i-Try Studios will introduce you to the very basics of playing acoustic guitar so that you can play some ditties for your friends — if you choose to do so! After just four classes, Kyle hopes that you will feel comfortable enough to play some…

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Advanced Beekeeping

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

Learn more about honey bees. If you have had bees for at least one year and understand beekeeping terms, this class may be for you.Topics that will be discussed are raising queens, making divides and nucs, identifying honey bee diseases and treatments and much more. Instructor: Lewis Struthers is a fourth generation beekeeper and has 60 years of experience with honey bees. He runs 250 hives from Parkers Prairie and raises all his own queens from his best hives.

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Spring Forest Qi Gong

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$59.00

Feeling tired, stressed out, with little energy? Do you have aches and pains that never seem to go away? Explore the profoundly simple yet very powerful healing art of Spring Forest Qi Gong. This practice can help your body, mind, and spirit. You will learn to combine gentle body movements, focused concentration, breathing techniques and guided meditations. You will learn the 5 Elements mediation and movements to enhance health and well being along with the many benefits of the other…

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History of the Lakes Pontoon Tour

May 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW
Alexandria , MN 56308 United States
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$25.00

Board a pontoon from the docks of Arrowwood on Lake Darling for an educational and entertaining cruise. History lovers will enjoy stories of how the area lakes influenced resort, recreational industry and personal lake-shore life. The view from the lakes has changed through the years and the history is fun and fascinating! This cruise includes parts of Lake Darling, Carlos and LeHomme Dieu. Class size limited to 10. Registration deadline is two days prior to tour; but register early...these fill…

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Mommy and Me Make-n-Take

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$20.00

Come learn about the basics of essential oils for yourself, family and home in a relaxed atmosphere. We will discuss uses of oils in your everyday life. We will be doing hands on projects for mamas and kids using essential oils. Kids will get to make non-toxic play dough and bubble bath. While adults can make a foaming hand soap and room spray. Light snack and beverage will be available.

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