Cherry Community Education Classes for Fall/Winter Semester 2017
(arranged by date)

Private Guitar Lessons--Lydia Greenly with instructor, Rob Wheeler

Youth Football

Nick Stevenson, Head Coach

Play football, have fun, learn what it is like to be part of a team. Grades 2-6. Register and pay the class fee at practice. Meet at the football field.

Schedule will vary. Call Jolene Asuma-Stevenson, 218-929-0611, to find out practice times or get more information. Cherry School Football Field; Class fee $30



Youth Volleyball

Becky Greenly and Rachael Grotberg, Coaches



Hatha Yoga

Jean Fiorini

Learn gentle stretching postures and breathing techniques to promote balance and flexibility, relax, and reduce stress. Floor yoga and yoga using a chair for support will be included and adaptations for health issues (such as hip, knee, and back issues) will be demonstrated. Bring your own yoga mat and, optionally, a yoga block. Register by August 29th.

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $25 Cancelled due to lack of interest.


Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Heather Parenteau

Reduce your risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility through coordinated movements in a slow, circular, flowing motion. For adults who are able to walk (canes and walkers are okay) and want to improve balance and body alignment. Relax and have fun with this form of Tai Chi. Wear comfortable exercise clothing. No experience necessary. Register by September 5th.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and a couple of Mondays, September 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, October 3, 5, 10, 12, 16, 17, 24, 26, 31, November 2, 7, 9 , 14, 16, 20, 28, 30, December 5; 5:00-6:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5


Basic Horse Care

Linda Scott, Laurentian Pony Club


Learn what needs to be done to take good care of your horse. This is a good class for those who are thinking about getting a horse, as well as, those who want to increase their knowledge of horse care. Perfect for students ages 9-16. Register by September 7th.


Thursday, September 14, 2017; 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5 Cancelled due to lack of interest.



Concussion: the MovieView the Hollywood movie, “Concussion”, withDri

Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor, Will Smith. This is a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant, Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. PG-13. Feature length 2:39. Free pop-corn provided. Bring your own beverage. Register by September 8th.

Friday, September 15, 2017; 6:00-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $1 paid at the door

Cancelled due to lack of interest.

The Life of Stories

Casey Aro, Storyteller and Musician

Pick up priceless insights into the art of storytelling with Casey Aro, internationally acclaimed “story-man” (he has been to Canada). Come and gather around the “campfire”. Register by September 11th.

Monday, September 18, 2017; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $8 per student or $17 per family Cancelled due to lack of interest.


Firearms Safety

Dave Klaysmat and Fred Godec

This class is geared to teach firearms safety to students that are 12 years of age or older. The Minnesota DNR requires attendance at all sessions, successful completion of a written exam and field training to include firing at least 15 rounds of live .22-caliber ammunition. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive DNR Firearms Safety Certification. Parents of students under age 18 are required to attend the class on September 18th, from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. to fill out paperwork and watch a short video with their students. Please be prompt. Register by September 11th, early registration is recommended as the class may fill quickly. The instructors will supply the guns.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, September 18, 19. 21, 22, 2017; 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, September 23; 8:00 a.m.; Hibbing Rifle Range; Supply Fee $5 paid directly to the instructors on the first night of class. An additional $7.50 will be paid directly to the DNR upon completion of the course to obtain the certificate.





Deb Jensen, BAI Level 1 Certified

Basic Intro to NASP (The National Archery in the Schools Program). Students in

grades 5 through 12 are welcome to sign up to learn the basics of this fast growing sport. Learn about the specific equipment and basic techniques used in this national archery program. No experience needed. Students with some physical disabilities welcome. Archery glove recommended; all other standard NASP equipment is provided. Register by September 18th.

Mondays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017; 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Gym; Class Fee $6


Robotics for Kids—Brush Bot Fun

Tyrone Carter, America’s Fun Science

America’s Fun Science presents a hands-on, electrical robotics class featuring Brush-Bots. Assemble unique and individualized Brush Bots and race them to the finish line! Then take your Brush-Bot home to impress friends and family! Class provides a theoretical understanding of electrical circuits and magnetism. (This is a different class than last year’s Bee Bot Fun class, but with the same instructor.) Grades K-6. Register by September 21st.

Friday, September 29, 2017; 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $20


Kraft for Kids – Soap Carving

Gareth Andrews, Sculptor

This is a first step in learning to carve. We start with Ivory Soap, which is easier to carve than wood. Snack provided. Primarily planned for 1st through 6th grade, but older students and adults are welcome. Register by September 25th.

Monday, October 2, 2017; 3:15-5:00 p.m.; Cherry School Art Rm.; Class Fee $15.00


Estate and Nursing Home Planning

Alicia Cope, Cope and Peterson, LTD

Get your estate in order by planning for incompetency and/or death. Learn why you need a Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, and Will. Also, get up-to-date information about nursing home planning and learn how titling your assets impacts your estate and nursing home planning. Register by September 26th.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017; 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5


Germany for Travelers

Gavin Andrews

Culture shock is a condition that affects millions of travelers each year, but you don’t have to be one of them. Where language courses and travel guides leave off, this class provides an important bridge between you and the culture you will be experiencing. Excellent for those interested in European travel or simply curious about modern German culture. Essential German phrases and confusing cultural situations will be covered. No prior German language knowledge required. No passport required. Register by September 27th.

Thursdays, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 2017; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $16


The Art of Bread Making

Joyce Warwas 

Smell the aroma of fresh homemade bread. Make, bake, and take home: French bread, hamburger/dinner buns, and Hungarian coffee rolls. Bring a rolling pin, 91/4 x 51/4 loaf pan or bunt pan to accommodate the sweet rolls, and a large bowl. Class fee includes all ingredients. Register by October 2nd.


Monday, October 9, 2017; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $15

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Driver Improvement (8 hr.) Basic Course

MN Highway Safety and Research Center


This class will explore changes in laws, the latest vehicle technology, and provide you with easy-to-use defensive driving tips. In addition, we will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. Register by October 2nd on the MN Highway Safety and Research Center website,, or call toll free, 1-888-234-1294. Checks should be made payable to ISD2142 Community Education and payment may be made at the class.


Monday and Tuesday, October 9 and 10, 2017; 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $26





Retire Wisely and Social Security: Strategize to Maximize

Christian Dane, Greg Krog, and Ben Eastman, Thrivent Financial

Double feature: Part 1. Retire Wisely addresses six risks retirees face, including outliving your income and rising health care costs. You’ll learn how to confidently meet these challenges. Part 2. Social Security: Strategize to Maximize. Social Security mistakes can be costly and lifelong. This class provides the guidance you need to sort through your questions and help ensure the choices you make are tailored to your needs. Register by October 5th.

Thursday, October 12, 2017; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5


Facial Features in Clay
Gareth Andrews, Sculptor

Learn to make sculptural facial features…eyes, ears, mouth, and nose…..that are more than holes in a head. Work clay from whimsical to anatomically correct forms. For 7th grade and up. Register by October 9th.

Monday, October 16, 23, 30, November 6; 3:15-5:00 p.m.; Cherry
School Art Rm, Class Fee $40.00




Ten Simple Steps to an Organized Life

Jen Jenkins, Simplifying

Come and learn how to make life easier. Learn how to declutter, organize and get rid of all that unneeded junk. Make room for life’s essentials. Register by October 9th.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $10




“Star of the Sea” Quilt Project

Roberta Morrow

Roberta will help you navigate the beautiful “Star of the Sea” quilt pattern. You will have a choice of making a lap quilt or full size quilt, but you will just get started on it in this class. This is an advanced quilting class for those with good sewing skills and some experience quilting. Information on pattern, fabric requirements, and other suggestions will be sent to students upon registration.Bring a bag lunch. Register by October 14th.


Saturday, October 21, 2017; 9:00a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $20



American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuers

Chris Vito, Licensed American Red Cross Instructor


Ideal for those who will have a “duty to act” in an emergency. Great for nurses, lifeguards, day care providers, coaches, and athletic trainers, but anyone can take this course. This course meets the requirements for St. Louis County Licensed Child Care Providers. Must be 15 years of age or older. A pocket face mask is required and may be purchased on-line at Register by October 16th.

Monday and Wednesday, October 23 and 25, 2017; 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $65


Cooking with Essential Oils

Joyce Peraaho, Young Living Essential Oils


Cooking with essential oils can pack a flavor punch. Get some tasty recipes, tips for using essential oils in your cooking and baking, and practical ideas for using some of your favorite herbs and oils. With over 50 years of cooking experience, Joyce Peraaho will show you how easy it is to add flavor and vitality to your cooking when you follow some basic guidelines. Class fee includes delicious food and beverage sampling! Register by October 16th.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $25



Sculpture Fun

Amy Lucas and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio

Have a load of fun sculpting clay, recyclables, and aluminum foil. Snack included. Grades K-6. Register by October 18th.

Thursday, October 26, 2017; 3:00-5:00 p.m; Cherry School Cafeteria; Class Fee $14.00


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre ”Alice in Wonderland

“Check your watch and don’t be late! You have a very important date.” Venture down the rabbit hole and meet some of the most colorful characters in children’s literature. Two professional actors will play the parts of the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Students will be cast in the parts of Alice, the King of Hearts, the Joker, the Deck of Cards, the Birds, the Caterpillar, the Flowers, the White Rabbit, March Hare & Dormouse, the Duchess, Cook & Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dum, Dee & Dummer. Prairie Fire Theatre’s unique adaptation of this classic story will be a lot of fun.

Students, grades 2 through 12, are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held Monday, November 6 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the old gym. All who audition are guaranteed a part in the production. All who are auditioning will be required to stay for the whole 2 hr. audition. Some portion of the cast will have a 2 hr. rehearsal following the audition. Rehearsals will be held for 4 ¼ hrs. each day, Tuesday through Thursday, starting right after school (2:15 W, 3:15 TR). Students may bring a snack from home. All cast members are required each day for practice. Two performances will be given on Friday, November 10th; one performance for the elementary students in the afternoon and one performance for the general public in the evening. If you have questions, call Carol Andrews, 218-744-5392. Teens interested in helping with lights, sound, make-up, publicity, etc. are encouraged to contact Carol. Register for the auditions by October 27th.

Monday through Friday, November 6-10, 2017; see times above; Cherry School Old Gym and Early Childhood room; Audition Fee $10 Public

Performance Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School Old Gym; Tickets available at the door, $5 per seat. Everyone welcome!



Preschool Family Gym


Family gym time for families with young children. Children (age 18 and under) must be accompanied by at least one parent. A structured opening activity followed by time to run off some energy and enjoy playing in the gym. Register by November 10th.

Friday, November 17, 2017; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School Old Gym; Class Fee $5 per family


What's so Great about the Great Gray?

Sparky Stensaas, Photo Naturalist and Author


The Great Gray Owl is the iconic North Woods species...and one that folks travel from 1000s of miles around to see and photograph. But Why? We'll explore the amazing natural history of this denizen of northern bogs to see how it not only survives but thrives in our hostile climate. Hi-def video of many Great Gray encounters in the nearby Sax-Zim Bog will highlight the program.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 7:00-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School Library; Class Fee $10




An Evening of Hope

Carol Andrews, moderator

Find encouragement from a panel of four long-time cancer survivors, as they share their stories of success with fighting cancer and winning. Register by November 27th.

Monday, December 4, 2017; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5



Kraft for Kids – Fleece pillow

Roberta Morrow

Learn to make a pillow from the inside out! Students will make the pillow form and construct a pillow covering. They will take their pillow home and be capable of making one for a friend or family member. Instructor will provide supplies. Grades 1st-4th. Register by November 28th.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 3:15-5:30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $5 paid to community education, Supply Fee $6 paid directly to the instructor



Snowmobile Safety

Jim Gunderson and Chris Lukkonen

This class is required by the State of Minnesota to obtain a safety certificate and legally drive a snowmobile. Students must be at least 11 years old (must turn 12 within a year of taking the course) and must bring a birth certificate to the first night of class to verify their age. All snowmobile drivers born after December 31, 1976, need the safety certificate obtained through completion of this course. The hands on drivers test will be held at the DNR office on a DNR provided snowmobile. Register by December 11th.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 18, 19, and 20, 2017; 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, December 23, 2017; 7:00- 9:00 a.m., DNR office on Hwy 37; Class Fee $5


Investment Fundamentals

Christian Dane, Greg Krog, and Ben Eastman, Thrivent Financial

A carefully planned and prepared approach to managing and accumulating money. Learn to use money wisely and live generously. Register by January 4th.

Thursday, January 11, 2018; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5



iPad Basics

Sue Froelingsdorf, Promotions by Web

What can you do with an iPad? Do you want to learn more about the capabilities of your iPad? This class will provide you with useful and practical information to help you navigate and organize settings, apps, music, email, photos, documents and more. Bring an iPad, Apple ID and password. Bring an iTunes gift card if you would like to make any purchases. If you have recently purchased a new iPad, call Sue at 218-744-4100 to make sure it is set up properly before the class. Register by January 9th.


Tuesday and Thursday, January 16 and 18, 2019; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School. Class Fee $22



“Jersey Boys” on Broadway - Motor Coach Trip to Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis

Matinee Performance - Lenny Johnson, Trip Escort


“Jersey Boys” on Broadway - Motor Coach Trip to Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis Matinee Performance - Lenny Johnson, Trip Escort “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times.


Join us on this day trip on Saturday, April 28, 2018 with Community Education. The cost of this day trip includes roundtrip deluxe motor coach bus fare, and matinee show ticket. We will make a short stop at Tobies in Hinckley on the way down. Pick up a snack there or bring a bag lunch. Dinner will be on your own at 6:00 P.M. at “The Winds Steakhouse” or the restaurant of your choice at the Grand Casino Hinckley. (Cost is not included in your trip fee; you pay out of pocket for dinner.) You must indicate if you will be having dinner at “The Winds Steakhouse” when you register for the trip in order for a reservation to be made for you. (You may also bring a bag dinner.) Registrations for the trip are limited to 30 people. There are no refunds for cancellation unless seat(s) can be sold to another party. All patrons will be refunded if the trip is cancelled due to lack of registrations. Please contact your local Community Education Coordinator for an itinerary, more information, or to register. Students must be 5 years old and up; 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. This escorted trip is Saturday, April 28, 2018; Bus leaves Cherry School parking lot promptly at 9:30 A.M. and returns to Cherry School at 9:45 P.M.; $129 per person.



Private Violin Lessons – Beginning to Intermediate

Sam Staudahar

Enjoy the numerous benefits of learning to play the violin. Enhance your well-being by learning new skills. Learn technique and theory. All ages welcome. Lessons individually arranged. Call Carol Andrews, 218-744-5392, to set up lesson times and dates. Tuesdays preferred. Cherry School Music Room; Class Fee $5 (one-time fee paid to Community Education), Lesson Fee $15 per person per ½ hr. lesson (paid to instructor at lesson).


Private Piano Lessons – Beginning to Intermediate

Carol Andrews

Develop a source of life-long enjoyment, increase your music appreciation, and improve your brain at any age. Piano lessons will be taught in half-hour increments. Four lessons for $50. Books will be available for purchase. For more information and to set up a lesson time, call instructor Carol Andrews at 218-744-5392. Lessons will be held at the instructor’s residence


Private Guitar Lessons-Beginning to Advanced

Rob Wheeler

Learn technique and theory, chord structuring, and style. Acoustic or electric guitar. All ages welcome. Instructor has 25 years of experience playing in bands and in solo performance. Lessons individually arranged. Call Carol Andrews, 218-744-5392, to set up lesson times and dates. Rob will not be back in the area until November or December. Cherry School Music Room; Class Fee $5 (one-time fee paid to Community Education), Lesson Fee $15 per person per ½ hr. lesson (paid to instructor at lesson



Open Cherry Fitness Center

Beth Olson, Morning Monitor; Karla Melnotte, Afternoon/evening Monitor

Exercise on 2 treadmills, elliptical, stepper, upright and recumbent bicycles, many weight machines, and free weights for a complete body workout. The monitors can explain proper use of the machines. Shower and changing area available. ). Students under 7th grade must be supervised by an adult at all times

IMG_1359 (2)Monday through Friday, on school days, September through December, 2017; 6:00-8:00 a.m. MTWRF, 3:15-7:15 p.m. MTRF, 2:15-7:15 p.m. W; Cherry School Fitness Center; Enrolled students free(must be registered), Adult membership $20 per person per month; Couples $25 per month; Families $30 per month. Firefighters, police officers, and Cherry School staff pay ½ fee. Buy 3 consecutive months in advance and get the next month free! Register before September 5 to be entered in a drawing for a free Fit-Bit.

Remember that Little Tigers is available from 6-8 a.m. and from 3-6 p.m. for children of parents who want to exercise. You do need to fill out the forms ahead of time and pay the Little Tiger fees.


Indoor Walking

Would you like to walk in a warm, dry place? The Cherry School hallways will be open for walking on school days. Please bring clean, dry shoes so we don’t leave messes for the custodians. Cherry students and staff may use the building for free, but must be registered. Students under 7th grade must be supervised by an adult. Register in the Fitness Center and get your badge to wear so the custodians know what you are doing in the building.

Monday through Friday, on school days, September through December, 2017; 6:00-8:00 a.m. and 3:30-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Halls; Fee $5 per person per semester.



Little Tigers

Janet Zganjar, after school; Staff, mornings

Little Tigers Enrichment Club is the place for after school fun and activities. The program is open to all students in grades Pre-K through 6th. Enrollment forms can be found in the Cherry School office or by contacting Carol Andrews or Janet Zganjar. All students must have a registration form on file before attendance. Register at least one week in advance of participation. A light snack is provided each afternoon. Available from 6:00-8:00 a.m. every school day morning and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 2:00- 6:00 p.m. on every school day. If school closes early for weather we will be closed. Conveniently located at the Cherry School. Fees $2 per child in the morning; $5 for the first child in the afternoon, and $4 per child for each additional child in the family. Please note: a $5 late fee will be charged on all balances not paid by Friday of the week your child attends.

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