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  • An Introduction to Voiceovers - Live Online

    Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore voiceovers! Discover current trends, opportunities, and tools you need to find success in this growing remote working industry. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional voice actor, to improve your delivery. One-time, 90 minute, one-on-one, video-chat class! Learn more: Upon registration you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.
  • ONLINE Singing Lessons for Everyone

    Learning to sing over the Internet is FUN and EASY! You can bring greater enjoyment and satisfaction to your singing by building on the basics of breath support, tonal focus and musicianship.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, this class will help you get to the next level of your art. What will you need? Just bring your enthusiasm and a piece of music you love to sing! Classes are open to all ages! Lessons are 30 minutes of private instruction. Introductory price for Community Education Students: $110 for 5 lessons 5 week session - flexible scheduling! **Online singing lessons can be conducted using a computer, tablet or smartphone via Skype, Zoom and most other live chat platforms. You must do two things to enroll in this course. 1) Register through Community Education. 2) Email Mary Meier at with the words "Ready to schedule ONLINE Singing Lessons" and we will put you in touch with the instructor to arrange a time that is convenient for you. Classes will be held ONLINE via Zoom: Once your class dates are agreed upon, you will be emailed a unique Zoom web link invitation that you can click to automatically join the class at the scheduled class time via computer—no other action is required! If you wish to join the class on your smartphone or tablet, you will first need to download the free Zoom app and set up your free Zoom account in order to join using the web link invitation.
  • Ultimate Body Transformation - Start Anytime!

    Want to lose weight, feel stronger, and have more energy? The secret is good nutrition and regular exercise, with guidance and support! Program includes, 2 months to work out, including 3 one-on-one personal training sessions and access to UpLift Guided Fitness for Women's Healthy Habits nutrition program. Gain lifetime knowledge on nutrition and exercise. Commit, and we guarantee you will see big changes! Your 2-month gym membership may begin when you start your program, (anytime prior to Dec. 15, 2022). After registering, call UpLift Guided Fitness for Women to schedule your first two training sessions and let the changes begin! Cost: $199 (a package savings of $218 from regular prices!) No discounts.
  • South Washington County Community Band - School Year

    The Community Band of South Washington County has been going strong for over 25 years! All ages and instruments are welcome. Expand your talents and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow musicians—all while sharing music with appreciative local audiences. Join anytime!
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    How Wills and Trusts Can and Cannot Help You

    What exactly is estate planning and who needs it? We discuss property, and how it should be titled to avoid probate and make for an easy transition in case of disability or death. We compare wills and trusts, and see which is better for a particular individual. Finally, we look at the probate process, and discuss what it is, when it's necessary, and why.
  • Dance Fit - Bollywood & Latin Inspired

    This Bollywood/latin-inspired dance fitness program combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. This 60-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and smiling. The program utilizes movements to create health benefits such as fat loss, improved cardiovascular endurance, weight loss, increased lean muscle, coordination, mind/body awareness, strength, and core abs. Expect choreography that provides movement taught in a repetitive manner. By holding "power poses" for at least two minutes, it decreases 25% of the stress hormone, enabling you to feel more powerful and confident. Please bring your own 1-3 lbs weights.
  • Creating a Life You'll Love

    Do you sometimes feel like you're just "going through the motions" day after day? Do you feel like your life is defined by to-do lists and obligations? Join us to get a jump start on discovering a vision for your life that will inspire you toward creating a life you love each day. We begin with a relaxing vision experience allowing you to reignite excitement about your future. From there, we will develop a plan addressing the 6 areas of your life and establish practical steps to make your vision a reality. Don’t wait til the time is “right” - enjoy your life today!
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    Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding Techniques – for Beginner/Intermediate

    What's it like to throw on the potter’s wheel? Get your hands in the clay and learn basic throwing techniques as well as hand building skills to create simple yet distinctive bowls and cylinders. Returning students welcome! Supply costs are included. No discounts. Please wear old clothes and bring a bucket.
  • Knowing Your Muslim Neighbors - Part 1

    Who are Muslims and what are their core beliefs? Understand Islam's 6 Articles of Belief and 5 Pillars of Faith including Shahadah (declaration of faith), Salat (daily prayers), Zakat (Obligatory Poor due), Sawm (fasting) and Hajj (pilgrimage). How does this belief system guide the day-to-day lifestyle of a Muslim? What are the similarities and differences compared to American Culture? Hear how a lack of knowledge about these beliefs is sometimes misrepresented by western media as well as extremists in the Muslim world and western world. Class is designed to be educational and allow for open dialogue and Q & A. We will provide a light dinner for attendees. The food will include a sandwich, an appetizer/desert, and water bottle. There will be veg or non-veg option for the sandwich. Before attending the class, please fill out this survey and let us know which questions you want us to address in the class:
  • Fit for Life! (for Women)

    You can win the game of achieving both inner and outer wellness! How? By developing an action plan to achieve your fitness goals. First, we’ll teach you how to mentally prepare for success, gain clarity on your “why”, and learn how to overcome obstacles. Then you’ll learn how to fuel your body with nutritious foods to reach your fitness goals. This program includes a professionally designed handout to jumpstart your action plans. Learn about healthy meal planning strategies along with options for cardio, strength training and flexibility so you can incorporate exercise and activities to reach your fitness goals.
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    Photo Organization - Print and Digital

    Imagine all your photos organized and in one place, permanently and safely, while you now have a new system to find any photo in literally seconds! This includes old slides, movies and memorabilia too. We will talk about scanners and digitizing old media, cloud storage accounts as well as software for creating digital books and projects and how to repair older damaged photos.
  • Classic Homemade Pierogi- Live Online (Cook-Along & Demonstration-Style Class)

    Have some fun participating in this virtual class! Learn how to make your own homemade Classic Pierogi with homemade dough and filling that will make your taste buds dance for joy! We will also be learning how to cook and freeze these little dumplings that you can make ahead and store for a rainy day. No fancy equipment needed. Participants will receive a list of ingredients ahead of time to allow time for shopping and prep. Participants will also receive a professionally created PDF packet of the instructor’s personal recipes. This class will take place on Zoom or Microsoft TEAMS: free on-line software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Make lasting memories in your kitchen if you decide to have your children, your spouse or your partner join you! Children absolutely love getting involved in the kitchen and will enjoy creating Pierogi with you as well! Have your questions answered by the instructor, and interact with other participants as you cook along. While cooking-along is loads of fun, it is optional. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the groups although joining is optional. The groups will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other on their cooking journey. Come join the fun! Note: One registration fee for this on-line Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required.
  • Savor, Stroll and Experience Hudson on a Guided Food and Walking Tour

    Hudson Food Walk guided tours offer a fun way to explore Hudson's thriving food scene and experience all this quaint river town has to offer. During the three-hour tour, guests learn about Hudson’s rich history, stroll along the banks of the scenic St. Croix River and make stops at six popular downtown destinations to enjoy nearly a dozen (food and drink) tastings including classic American and Latin-inspired dishes. A fun craft cocktail demonstration and tasting at Pedro’s del Este is also included, along with a stop at St. Croix Baking Company for a sampling of stunning desserts and a demonstration at Grand Fete, a unique kitchen store that offers gifts, gadgets, ingredients and culinary classes. Tours end on a sweet note at Knoke’s Chocolate & Nuts for a sampling of signature handmade chocolates and ice cream.Tours begin in the lobby of the Phipps Center for the Arts (109 Locust St, Hudson). Note: Guide gratuity is not included (or required), but is appreciated.
  • Overcome Your Carbohydrate Cravings (Online)

    Ever had a day where you can’t stop eating? Do you crave starches, snack foods, and sweets and find the more you eat, the more you want to eat? Is your snacking out of control? In this workshop, we will discuss a two-week plan that will STOP your cravings (no kidding!), help you lose weight and help keep your insulin levels balanced. Overcoming carb cravings is not a matter of willpower but a matter of biology. Learn how you can stop the vicious cycle of food craving and weight gain. No hype – just the facts. Online Format: This instructor's course has been transitioned into a virtual class using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: Information on how you access this class online will be emailed 1 week prior to start date. We are confident that you will enjoy the same quality experience from the comfort of home!
  • Watercolor Demo and Discussion - with Professional Artist Dan Wiemer

    Join internationally-known watercolor artist, Dan Wiemer, as he demonstrates how he paints using both acrylic and watercolor. He is a landscape artist whose work is a reflection and response to his love of the natural world. He likes to utilize the opaque nature of acrylic and the transparent qualities of watercolor to create contrasts. You'll enjoy a relaxing evening watching this professional artist demonstrate how he paints while listening to him share insights on the painting process that he has gained over 25 years. Dan welcomes your questions too.
  • Harmony Adventure for Women

    Experience great fun and enhanced well-being through singing four-part harmony with the Vallee de Croix Women's Chorus. Participants will attend evening rehearsals and be provided with music, learning materials and vocal coaching, culminating in one or two holiday performance opportunities in December. A free voice lesson is included in your registration. If you love to sing and have been looking for a fun group to be a part of, this is the place for you! Plan to meet at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 1616 Olive St. W in Stillwater.
  • Beginning Hand Embroidery

    Learn a new skill that is both practical and beautiful! This introduction to hand embroidery will teach you seven basic embroidery stitches and gives you all the skills you need to customize anything from a kitchen towel to your canvas sneakers. Each student will complete one embroidered kitchen towel that can be gifted or used in your own kitchen for years to come. Your fee covers the supply kit which includes a circle hoop, 8 colors of embroidery thread, a tea towel and needles.
  • 10 Secrets & Tips for Successfully Buying a Home or Investment Property

    Learn how to be more successful when acquiring real estate by understanding the purchase agreement, strategies for getting your offer accepted in multiple offers, and different ways to cover closing costs and mortgage insurance. We explore Twin Cities housing market data, an overview of loan programs- including a loan for escrowing improvements, appraisal issues affecting a home sale, and small things to improve your chances of selling your property. Making updates such as paint, carpet, light fixtures, and de-cluttering. An opportunity for a no obligation price evaluation of your home by the instructor is included with class tuition.
  • Homemade Egg Rolls & Samosas

    Restaurant-quality egg rolls and samosas can be made right in your own kitchen. These appetizers are jam-packed with flavors from around the world and can be a quick way to incorporate leftovers into something new and fun to eat. Make a variety of egg rolls, samosas and dipping sauces in class. $20 food fee payable to instructor. Please note dietary restrictions when registering.
  • Women, Weight and Hormones (Online)

    Are you finding no matter how well you watch what you eat or how much you exercise that weight is not budging? Your inability to lose weight probably has more to do with hormone levels than anything else. Until any imbalances are corrected, trying to lose weight will be like shoveling sand against the tide. We’ll discuss concrete solutions (not tricks, not using your will power) for controlling appetite and cravings; simple things you can do every day to boost your metabolism; major sources of hormone mimicking chemicals and how to get rid of them; what HRT or birth control pills have to do with weight gain; how to have your hormone levels checked reliably; what steps need to be taken to safely break the vicious cycle of hormone related weight gain; and how to begin to lose weight again. Online Format: This instructor's course has been transitioned into a virtual class using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: Information on how you access this class online will be emailed 1 week prior to start date. We are confident that you will enjoy the same quality experience from the comfort of home!
  • Downsizing the Family Home (Live Online)

    Wishing your parents would get on board with eliminating the clutter or are you getting ready to embark on your own downsizing journey? Having a plan can make all the difference. Prepare for hard conversations, create an action plan that includes where to start, deciding what to keep and what to do with everything else. Assist your parents in taking care of their stuff now so that it doesn't burden your family later. Join us for this informative virtual class presented by a professional organizer!
  • Make Your Own Lefse!

    This wonderful Norwegian delicacy is made for banquets, holidays, weddings and all special occasions. If you are Norwegian and missed recording Grandma’s recipe, tips and techniques – this is the class for you! Note: other nationalities find lefse delicious too! Learn the fine points in making the dough, baking, storing and of course how to serve lefse – bonus is a bit of history and humor too. We will begin with real potatoes using a number of authentic recipes – and a modern version using instant potatoes. Plan to sample your fresh, warm creations with traditional fillings plus take home finished lefse and dough to bake then share with family/friends. Food costs are included.
  • Galaxy Painting - Age 10 and Up Welcome!

    Create your own galaxy in this fun and laidback class. Choose your own colors and prepare to get messy as we splatter our canvases with stars. This class is perfect for beginners and anyone ready to shake loose and have fun. This experience is going to be out of this world! Instructor provides all supplies (included in your class fee) and a step-by-step instruction using acrylic paints. Children age 10 and up are welcome to register but must do so with a registered adult.
  • It's More Than What You Eat

    Do you experience the 3pm slump every day? Suddenly reaching for any kind of snack or caffeine you can find? Do you find yourself always feeling tired and foggy-brained? We tend to think that food is the only way to boost our energy - but in this workshop, we’ll discover techniques that boost your energy in body, mind, and spirit! These proven tricks will help you get through the workday, the kids’ bedtime routine, and allow you to rest easier at night!