Cherry Community Education Winter/Spring 2019 Classes
by Month
Private Guitar Lessons with instructor, Rob Wheeler



Authentic Italian Biscotti

Antoinette “Toni” Anderson


This is the “real deal”! Biscotti will be made from scratch using an old family recipe from southern Italy. Participants will provide their own supplies. Equipment and shopping lists will be provided upon registration. You will take home the recipe, handout, and delicious final product. Register by January 3rd.


Thursday, January 10, 2019; 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $15



Creating Your Personal Fragrance Using Essential Oils

Joyce Peraaho, Young Living

We live in a world filled with synthetic chemicals that can increase levels of toxins in our bodies. Many people are developing allergic reactions to fragrances and becoming frustrated that they no longer can enjoy pleasing aromas they did in the past. Have you longed to create your own healthy perfume but didn’t know where to start?

In this class we will teach you how to create your own personal perfume fragrance using safe ingredients. Learn what scents you are drawn to and what emotions these evoke in you and others.

We will have samples of some natural perfumes made using essential oils and provide basic recipes to inspire your creativity.

Each student will make an exquisite perfume during the class to take home and begin using immediately. Class includes recipes, handouts, and supplies to make your own perfume at home. Register by January 8th.

Instructor: Joyce Peraaho has 20 years of experience studying, using and teaching about essential oils. Her wealth of knowledge is a valuable resource to those who desire a healthy lifestyle. She loves making unique blends of essential oils and can guide you as you create your personal fragrance signature! Joyce is an independent member of Young Living Essential Oils.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $25



Sculpting Human Hands in Clay

Gareth Andrews, Sculptor

After your face, your hand is your most movable and expressive feature. So much more than a pancake with five sausages, it can be difficult to draw or sculpt. Bring your own clay or use some of mine, to improve your skill at portraying this hard to capture appendage. For adults and teens, 7th grade and up. Register by January 22nd.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, January 28, 29, and 31, 2019; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Art Room; Class Fees $40


Women’s X-Country Ski Club

Carol Andrews

Get fresh air and exercise, improve your ski technique, and make new friends. Explore various local trails. All ability levels welcome. Dress for the weather and bring your own equipment (talk to Carol if you need to rent equipment). Register by January 25th.

Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2019; 1:15 p.m. meet in Cherry School parking lot to car pool to trails. We will plan to ski for about 1 hr. The ski outing for the day will be cancelled if the temperature is below 0◦F. Class Fee $40, some trails require additional trail fees.



The Straight Skinny on Round Flat: What a Relief!

Gareth Andrews, Sculptor

When you want that third dimension, depth, but don’t have room for the other side. Creating the illusion of depth through base (“Bas-relief 0r basso rilievo” for art snobs) relief will open a world of wall sculpture to homes with limited floor space. Using clay, explore techniques and tricks applicable to wood, stone, metal and other media that will take you beyond the horizon. Register by January 29th.

Monday and Tuesday, February 4 and 5, 2019; 6-8 p.m.; Cherry School Art Room; Class Fee $30, all materials included




U.S. Tax Reform: How It Affects You

Gregory Krog, Thrivent Financial

Learn about and discuss recent changes in the tax code and how those changes will affect you. Learn strategies on how to use the new tax code to your advantage. Register by February 4th.

Monday, February 11, 2019; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5


Animal Painting

Amy Lucas-Peroceski and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio


Try your hand at acrylic painting. Students will draw an animal face and a landscape with a few animals in it and then paint them. Each student will go home with their own completed painting. Snack included. Grades K-4. Register by February 6th.


Wednesday*, February 13, 2019; 2:15-3:45 p.m.; Cherry FACS room. Class Fee $13



Perfect Pies: Mastering All-Butter Pie Dough and Trouble-Shooting Fruit Pies


Megan Reynolds, June Apple Kitchen


Frustrated by cracking pastries or tough pie dough? If you're ready to learn the secrets of flaky, delicious pie dough and banish those tough pies forever, join us in this class where we'll look at the hows, whats, and whys of pastry making. We'll examine the food science behind making pastry, work on techniques for adding flakiness and tenderness to your dough, and explore different ways of mixing, rolling, and shaping. We'll discuss other potential problems with fruit pies, from soggy crusts to soupy fillings. Leave this class with a from-scratch pie to eat, and a new confidence in your own p’[;., e-making abilities. Please bring your own 9” pie pan and some hot pads or towels for transporting your pie home! Register by February 9th.


Saturday, February 16, 2019; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $40



From Dresden to Dusseldorf: Discovering Germany

Gavin Andrews

Enjoy a vicarious journey across Germany with photos of castles, forests, and other interesting historical sites. See if this is someplace you would like to travel or just relax and learn about a beautiful part of Europe. Register by February 18th.

Monday, February 25, 2019; 6-8 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $10


Kraft for Kids—Sculpting Animals with Sculpey™ Clay

Tuesday and Thursday, February 26 and 28, 2019; 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $20


Gareth Andrews, sculptor

Sculpt your favorite animal in clay, bake it, and paint it. All materials provided. Snack provided. Grades K-6. Register by February 15th.



Social Security—Timing is Everything

Gregory Krog, Thrivent Financial

Learn about and discuss the timing of your benefits, the implications for your family, timing future employment and income levels, and timing your taxes. Register by March 4th.

Monday, March 11, 2019; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5


Spring Landscape Painting

Amy Lucas-Peroceski and Nancy Luscas, 321 Art Studio


Instructor will draw and paint a spring landscape with students using an 11x14 canvas board and acrylic paint. . Each student will go home with their own completed painting. Snack included. Grades 2-6. Register by March 6th.


Wednesday*, March 13, 2019; 2:15-3:45 p.m.; Cherry FACS room. Class Fee $15


*Your child can participate in these Wednesday art classes and then go to Little Tigers until you are able to pick them up. Talk to Carol about arrangements.



CPR and First Aid

Laura Korpi, American Heart Association Instructor

downloadAlmost 70% of cardiac arrests occur at home and only 45% of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from bystanders. The Heartsaver CPR/AED Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course, designed to prepare students to act quickly in an emergency, providing CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) on adults, infants, and children in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The First Aid course prepares students for emergencies requiring medical, injury or environmental attention. Heartsaver co o medical urses are intended for anyone with little or n training who need a course completion card for their job, regulatory or other (e.g., OSHA, daycare) requirements.


Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR/AED and/or Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for every day emergencies without receiving a card.


CPR register by March 12th. Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Library; Class Fee $40, card $20 extra


First Aid register by April 9th. Tuesday, April 16, 2019; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $50, card $20 extra

(Do both classes and get one combined card, save $20.)



Making Dolmades: Stuffed Grape Leaves from the Mediterranean

Megan Reynolds, June Apple Kitchen

Common throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, grape leaves can be stuffed with rice, ground meats, spices, nuts and dried fruit to create a wonderful side dish or delectable appetizers. Learn how to make these dolmades from scratch, and also explore a few different fillings and ways to serve them. Bring your appetite, and a container for a few leftovers! Register by March 14th.

Thursday, March 21, 2019; 6:30pm - 8:30pm; Cherry FACS Room; Class Fee $30



Invasive Species in Northeast Minnesota

Richard Rezanka, Invasive Species Specialist, MN DNR

A brief look at aquatic invasive species present in Minnesota lakes. Plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil, invertebrate animals like zebra mussels, even macro-algae named starry stonewort have found their way to Minnesota from other parts of the world. What do we know about their biology, what effect are they having on Minnesota lakes? What is being done to stop or control them? In this class we will explore a number of problematic invasive species, talk about some of the troubles they are causing and describe ways to prevent their movement to new locations. Current research projects and encouraging scientific findings will also be part of the discussion. Register by March 21st.

Thursday, March 28, 2019; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5




Fear not, the “Pot”

Sue Froelingsdorf and Gloria Anderson-Hegg


Come hungry and enjoy a tasting and demonstration of what can be done with the new electric pressure cookers. Have fun cooking with the Instant-Pot™ and similar crock pot pressure cookers. It won’t be our fault if people think you have become a gourmet. Find out why the “Pot” is the latest craze in small appliance cooking. Register by March 26th.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019; 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry FACS Room; Class Fee $30




Easy Spring Painting

Amy Lucas-Peroceski and Nancy Luscas, 321 Art Studio

Come and create a simple spring painting on a 16x20 canvas. We will use acrylic paint and each participant will go home with a completed painting. No experience necessary. Adults. Register by April 4th.

Thursday, April 11, 2019; 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry FACS room. Class Fee $3


Income Taxes and Retirement Description

Gregory Krog, Thrivent Financial

Learn about and discuss tax-bracket management, tax diversification, required minimum distributions (RMD), the survivor gap, and other considerations, including Affordable Care Act credits and Medicare premiums. Register by April 8th.

Monday, April 15, 2019; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5














Motor Coach Trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Performance of “Mamma Mia!”



One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!

  1. us on this day trip on Saturday, May 4, 2019 with Community Education. The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor-coach (restroom on the bus), roundtrip, bus fare, lunch at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, and the show ticket. We will make a short stop at Tobies in Hinckley on the way down and on the way back.

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 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Performance may not be suitable for younger students, and no one under age 5 is allowed in the theatre. All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

This escorted trip is Saturday, May 4, 2019. Bus leaves the Virginia Village Inn Restaurant at 6:15 A.M., Cherry School parking lot at 6:45 A.M., and South Ridge School parking lot at 7:30 A.M. Return to South Ridge School at 7:30 P.M., Cherry School at 8:15 P.M., and Virginia Village Inn at 8:45 P.M. Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request. Cost is $135 per person.


Firearms Safety

Dave Klaysmat, Fred Godec, and Gary Luebakka

Gun SafetyThis class is geared toward teaching 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 of field training to include firing at least 15 rounds of live .22-caliber ammunition. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive a DNR Firearms Safety Certification. Parents of students under age 18 are required to attend the class on May 6th, from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. to fill out paperwork and watch a short video with their children. Please be prompt. Register by April 30th. Don’t wait until fall. Early registration is recommended as the class may fill quickly. The instructors will supply the guns.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, May 6, 7, 9,10, 2019; 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, May 11, 2019; 8:00 a.m.; Hibbing Rifle Range; There is no Community Education class fee, there will be a Supply Fee of $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.



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 in Zim.


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. 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, January through May, 2019; 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!

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, January through May, 2019; 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 and Olivia Baasi, after school; Aliisa Mayry, 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.