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Alexandria Public Schools – Community Education

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February 2018

Thumbprint Art (Ages 3-6)

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST
Early Education Center, 1410 So. McKay Ave.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

Great for beginning artists and parents. Learn the art of creating a masterpiece using your thumbprint, fingerprint and a little imagination. Your little artists will be able to create the main part of the artwork, and the parent will help define the creation with a little imagination and encouragement. Adult must accompany child.

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Create A Story Through Art! (Ages 6-10)

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CST
Woodland Elementary School, 1410 So. McKay Ave.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

A healthy dose of imagination will be needed to bring your masterpiece to life! The instructor will help students develop a story, and then will bring the story to life through thumbprint art. This is a fun and creative way to learn to transfer your ideas to paper while learning a variety of techniques.

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Dig Into The Past (Ages 4-7)

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm CST
Runestone Museum, 206 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

Do you think Indiana Jones has a cool job? Do you know the difference between Archaeology and Paleontology? Come in for an adventure at the Runestone Museum where you will learn and practice basic excavation and observation skills—crucial first steps for every young adventurer!

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Dig Into the Past (Grades 2-5)

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm CST
Runestone Museum, 206 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

Do you think Indiana Jones has a cool job? Do you know the difference between Archaeology and Paleontology? Come in for an adventure at the Runestone Museum where you will learn and practice basic excavation and observation skills—crucial first steps for every young adventurer!

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Documentary Film: Memory Hackers

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Grand Arbor Theatre, 4403 Pioneer Road SE
Alexandria, 56308 United States
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$5.00

Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. Without it, we’d be prisoners of the present, unable to use the lessons of the past to change our future. From our first kiss to where we put our keys, memory represents who we are and how we learn and navigate the world. But how does it work? Researchers study how memories can be implanted, changed and erased. By studying a range of individuals ranging—from an 11-year-old whiz-kid who remembers every…

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Country Dance

February 19 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Monday, repeating until March 12, 2018

Woodland Elementary School, 1410 So. McKay Ave.
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Here is your opportunity to come and learn, refine your skills and have fun learning country partner two-step with turns and Texas waltz. Learn dances that will keep you dancing all night.

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The Written Gift: Creating a Health Care Directive

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Public Works Conference Center, 526 Willow Drive
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$5.00

What is the Written Gift? It is a local nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in an advance care planning process while promoting end of life choices based on an individuals goals, values and beliefs. Volunteers will walk you through filling out the form. The form can also be used to talk with loved ones about your wishes. Your directive should be detailed enough to allow the people who are reading it to feel confident they can make decisions that…

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Paint-N-Sip

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$10.00

Students & Adults with disabilities will enjoy painting on canvas, and some of Pam & Deb's "secret recipe" beverages. You will create a very cool print while enjoying refreshing beverages.

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Country Dance

February 26 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Monday, repeating until March 12, 2018

Woodland Elementary School, 1410 So. McKay Ave.
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Here is your opportunity to come and learn, refine your skills and have fun learning country partner two-step with turns and Texas waltz. Learn dances that will keep you dancing all night.

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March 2018

ACT Preparation (Gr. 10-12)

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Alexandria Area High School, 4300 Pioneer Rd SE
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$94.00

This intensive test prep workshop coaches high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to do their best on the ACT. In the 5 hour class, students will learn strategies for using partial knowledge to eliminate wrong choices, gain tips for improving in all four subtests: English, math, Reading, Science. Understand the most strategic ways to use limited testing time, take shortened practice tests that mirror the actual testing experience, reduce their test anxiety and gain confidence. Students receive a comprehensive study…

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Foreign Film: Dukhtar

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Grand Arbor Theatre, 4403 Pioneer Road SE
Alexandria, 56308 United States
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$5.00

In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her 10yr. old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins. (NR, 2015)

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Country Dance

March 5 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Monday, repeating until March 12, 2018

Woodland Elementary School, 1410 So. McKay Ave.
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Here is your opportunity to come and learn, refine your skills and have fun learning country partner two-step with turns and Texas waltz. Learn dances that will keep you dancing all night.

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Pizza Pie Piled High

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$8.00

Students & adults with disabilities learn how to build homemade pizza...appetizer pizza, main dish pizza and dessert pizza. We will make from scratch crusts and top them with the best ingredients ever! after we create them, we will have a tasting party!

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Father Daughter Dance (Gr. K-5)

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Woodland Elementary School, 1410 So. McKay Ave.
Alexandria, 56308
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$26.00

Come join us for a Night in Wonderland! All Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles or any Father figure are welcome. Grand march at 6:15pm, DJ, photo booth, crafts, games and food. Early bird registration deadline February 9. Final registration deadline February 23.

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American Heart Assoc. Family & Friends CPR

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$29.00

Life is why! Wish you knew how to use CPR and AED’s to save lives, or want to know what to do if someone you love is choking? If you don’t need a course completion card, this is the class for you. Cost includes a Family and Friends student manual. Class time – 2 hours. Class size limited, register early!

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Country Dance

March 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Monday, repeating until March 12, 2018

Woodland Elementary School, 1410 So. McKay Ave.
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Here is your opportunity to come and learn, refine your skills and have fun learning country partner two-step with turns and Texas waltz. Learn dances that will keep you dancing all night.

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American Heart Assoc. Heartsaver Certification Course

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$69.00

Life is why! Need to learn how to provide first aid, CPR, or use an AED to help save a life for your job or volunteer activity? Do you need a certification card? Heartsaver is the course for you. Cost includes the AHA Heartsaver student manual and Course Completion card. Bring a bag meal. Class size limited, register early!

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Sestri Folk Night

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$5.00

Join us for an evening of exquisite a capella music and some sharing of folk traditions with Sestri, "Sisters" in Bulgarian. Through the dissonant harmonies, unusual rhythms and distinctive vocal qualities of Slavic and Eastern European music, Sestri celebrates one of the world's richest musical traditions. Sestri performs a wide variety of eastern European music- Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Croatian- as well as music from some of the former Soviet republics- Georgia, the Ukraine and Latvia. After the performance the…

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Documentary Film: Something the Lord Made

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Grand Arbor Theatre, 4403 Pioneer Road SE
Alexandria, 56308 United States
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$5.00

The true story of two medical pioneers -- Alfred Blalock, chief surgeon at Johns Hopkins University, and Vivien Thomas, a carpenter hired to work at the University. Thomas, an African-American without a college degree, is a gifted mechanic and tool-maker with hands splendidly adept at surgery. However, as a poor black man in the Jim Crow South, Thomas lacks the financial resources to obtain a medical degree, though he certainly has the knowledge and the desire. Blalock takes Thomas on…

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DIY Fairy Garden (Gr. K-5)

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Lincoln Elementary School, 1120 Lark Street
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$29.00

Create your own magical fairy garden. You will be given a fairy garden kit that has everything that you need to create a colorful, miniature world where a fairy will surely move in!

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East Coast Swing for Beginners

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Have fun learning this basic dance step of the big band era. It is adaptable to 50's, country and popular music. Class is for adult beginners. Enjoy the social and health benefits of dancing!

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Partner Dancing – What’s the Magic?

March 20 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Do you enjoy listening to music? Would you and your partner like to discover the magic of dancing together? This introduction to lead and follow dancing will include several dance steps and patters to get you moving around the dance floor to many types of music. Bring your partner and we'll have some serious fun!

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Girls Rule

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$8.00

Student & adult girls with disabilities - this night is for YOU! Join your girlfriends for an evening of relaxation and FUN! Pampering your senses and enjoying time with the girls make this a night that rules!

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Art Makerspace: See, Explore, Create

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Alexandria Area High School, 4300 Pioneer Rd SE
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$19.00

Meet local artists, see examples of their work, and try out the medium for yourself! The artists will have various rooms/areas throughout the Alexandria Area High School where you have the opportunity to meet and visit with the artist; view an exhibit of their work; and then explore the medium with the artist through hands on activities. Participants will then have the opportunity to sign up for local artist led workshops offered during the spring. Featured Artist include: Myron Sahlberg,…

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Are You My Princess? – Theatre Camp (Gr. 1-3)

March 26 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 12:00 pm CDT
$49.00

The princesses' magic sidekick has lost their memory and with it they've lost their princess. Journey with the sidekick as they meet with Cinderella, Snow White and all the princesses in the land to see which one is their perfect match. Join us for the final showcase FREE to attend on Thursday, March 29 at 1:30 at DMS Auditorium to see if they find their princess! Activity is for both girls AND boys!

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Super Hero Mix Up Theatre Camp (Gr. 4-6)

March 26 @ 12:30 pm - March 29 @ 4:30 pm CDT
$49.00

The superheros of planet Earth are always there to save the day! However, this isn't an ordinary day. All of their powers have switched and the heroes are now trying to undertand how to use their new powers! Join us for the final showcase, FREE to attend, on Thursday, March 29 @ 4:00 to see if they have figured out their new found powers and can save the world. This camp is for both boys AND girls!

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East Coast Swing for Beginners

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Have fun learning this basic dance step of the big band era. It is adaptable to 50's, country and popular music. Class is for adult beginners. Enjoy the social and health benefits of dancing!

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Partner Dancing – What’s the Magic?

March 27 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Do you enjoy listening to music? Would you and your partner like to discover the magic of dancing together? This introduction to lead and follow dancing will include several dance steps and patters to get you moving around the dance floor to many types of music. Bring your partner and we'll have some serious fun!

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April 2018

Foreign Film: Amal

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Grand Arbor Theatre, 4403 Pioneer Road SE
Alexandria, 56308 United States
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$5.00

When a destitute new Delhi rickshaw driver generously allows his eccentric passenger to dodge his fare, the generous act sends his fate careening in a wholly unanticipated direction in the heartfelt portrait of early-21st. Century India. (2008, Hindi, NR)

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East Coast Swing for Beginners

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Have fun learning this basic dance step of the big band era. It is adaptable to 50's, country and popular music. Class is for adult beginners. Enjoy the social and health benefits of dancing!

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Partner Dancing – What’s the Magic?

April 3 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Do you enjoy listening to music? Would you and your partner like to discover the magic of dancing together? This introduction to lead and follow dancing will include several dance steps and patters to get you moving around the dance floor to many types of music. Bring your partner and we'll have some serious fun!

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Minnesota Starwatch Party

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Kensington Runestone Park, 414 Hawthorne Street
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$42.00

Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse and some of the great stories behind them. We’ll use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 20-inch reflector scopes that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close up views of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and other wonders in our autumn skies. We will start the evening with a brief orientation, inside, followed by quality time outside, viewing the sky. Students under…

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East Coast Swing for Beginners

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Have fun learning this basic dance step of the big band era. It is adaptable to 50's, country and popular music. Class is for adult beginners. Enjoy the social and health benefits of dancing!

Find out more »

Partner Dancing – What’s the Magic?

April 10 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
+ Google Map
$69.00

Do you enjoy listening to music? Would you and your partner like to discover the magic of dancing together? This introduction to lead and follow dancing will include several dance steps and patters to get you moving around the dance floor to many types of music. Bring your partner and we'll have some serious fun!

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Cabela’s School of Fish (Gr. K-12)

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$65.00

Cabela's School of Fish is taught by pro angler and television show host Mike Fisch. Students learn about lakes, fish and how to catch them by using the full color School of Fish workbook. They will also learn to tie a fishing knot, rig and how to use their own slip-bobber setup. Students will leave the class "water ready" with their equipment packs of fishing rod and reel, Northland Fishing Tackle pack, School of Fish resource book, KLN Family Brands…

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Camera Handling, Light and Composition

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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One event on January 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$49.00

Jim Umhoefer is the author and photographer of four outdoor guidebooks on Minnesota and Wisconsin. He also does contract photography for the U.S. Forest Service, Minnesota DNR, and a variety of resorts and vacation properties. If you love the outdoors and capturing destinations with you camera, this class is for you. Class will focus on handling your camera; light; and composition.

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Prom 2018

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Holiday Inn – The Barn, 5637 MN Hwy. 29
Alexandria, 56308
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$20.00

Students and adults with disabilities will enjoy a wonderful evening of glitter and glam! Take out your dancing shoes and that fancy attire for an evening of pure perfection!

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Prairie Fire Childrens Theatre-Alice in Wonderland (GR. 3-10)

April 16 @ 3:30 pm - April 20 @ 7:45 pm CDT
$64.00

Prairie Fire Children's Theatre and Alexandria Public Schools, Community Education presents "Alice in Wonderland"! Nationally know directors will lead the week's practices (3:30-7:45pm) and performance. Final performance will be on Friday at 7:00pm.

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Documentary Film: meet the patels

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Grand Arbor Theatre, 4403 Pioneer Road SE
Alexandria, 56308 United States
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$5.00

An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way. you'll have a lot of fun with this one as Dave Anderson facilitates discussion on this comedic, light-hearted documentary. (PG, 2014)

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East Coast Swing for Beginners

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
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$69.00

Have fun learning this basic dance step of the big band era. It is adaptable to 50's, country and popular music. Class is for adult beginners. Enjoy the social and health benefits of dancing!

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Partner Dancing – What’s the Magic?

April 17 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Voyager Elementary School, 203 Voyager
Alexandria, 56308
+ Google Map
$69.00

Do you enjoy listening to music? Would you and your partner like to discover the magic of dancing together? This introduction to lead and follow dancing will include several dance steps and patters to get you moving around the dance floor to many types of music. Bring your partner and we'll have some serious fun!

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Build Your Own Fishing Lures (Ages 5+)

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Discovery Middle School, 510 No. McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$9.00

Why do fish chase after one lure but ignore the next one? Do they see every color, certain colors or non at all? Adam Hjelm, from Sauk River Watershed will be talking about and looking at a wide variety of gadgets and lures, as well as giving you a chance to make your own lure to take home and try out! All the supplies and materials are provided, just bring your creativity. Students 10 years and younger must be accompanied…

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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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