Cherry Community Education Winter/Spring 2020 Classes
by Date
 
Private Guitar Lessons with instructor, Rob Wheeler

Classes for January and February or requiring registration in January or February

 

Small Engine Servicing

Shawn Varani, Village Small Engine Repair

Save money on repairs and needing to buy new machines. Learn how to keep small engines running trouble free for years. Register by December 30th or ASAP!

Monday, January 6, 2019; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Instructor’s workshop, 8737 Iron Junction Rd., Iron, MN; Class Fee $15

 

Skiing and Snowshoeing at Giants Ridge

GR_Logo_Final2016_rgb Carol Andrews, liaison

Experience the magic of skiing on lighted trails at this family friendly ski area. Equipment is available for rental. Lessons are available and need to be reserved when you register. A snack is available and needs to be ordered when you register. Choose one date or all three. Minimum number of participants: 15 per date. Students under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Community Education Registration Fee $10 (paid in advance).

Register by January 16th. Thursday, January 23, 2020; 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Giants Ridge, Biwabik; Giant’s Ridge Fees must be paid in advance to Community Education: see rates below

Register by February 20th. Thursday, February 27, 2020; 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Giants Ridge, Biwabik; Giant’s Ridge Fees must be paid in advance to Community Education: see rates below

Register by March 5th. Thursday, March 12, 2020; 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Giants Ridge, Biwabik; Giant’s Ridge Fees must be paid in advance to Community Education: see rates below

Downhill lift/rental/helmet     $25

Downhill lift only                       $18

Downhill lesson                         $10

Nordic Trail Pass                       $10 (age 13+) $7 (age 7-12)

Nordic Rental                            $10 (age 13+) $7 (age 7-12)

Nordic lesson                            $10

Snowshoe Trail Pass                $10

Snowshoe Rental                     $10

Snowtube Pass                        $13 (must be age 5+ and at least 42” tall )

Snack pkg.                                 $6 *

*includes your choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, grilled chicken sandwich, pizza slice, Nathan’s Hot Dog, or small salad; and chips and fountain drink; no substitutions.

 

Social Security: Timing is Everything

Ben Eastman and Greg Krog, Thrivent Financial

A more than money matters workshop. Register by January 21st.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); No Class Fee.

Introduction to Family Child Care Licensing

Laura Polaske and Kevin Feldt, St. Louis County Family Child Care Licensors

Have you thought about providing Family Child Care services to those in your community? Are you wondering about the basics of licensing procedures and expectations? If so, this course is for you. This power point presentation will cover a variety of topics including: “different types of care”, “how to apply” and “what to expect”. We look forward to meeting you! Register by January 27th.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020 ; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); No Class Fee.

 

Depicting Trees in Artwork

Gareth Andrews, Professional Artist and Sculptor

 

Only God can make a tree. In this workshop we will explore representing trees in artwork. Bring three drawing pencils (soft, medium, and hard), a medium sized drawing pad, and whatever media you would like to work in. You can discuss this with the instructor upon registration. Some materials will be available for purchase from the instructor. Register by January 28th.

 

Tuesday and Thursday, February 4 and 6, 2020; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Art Room; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $10 (paid directly to the instructor at the class). Supplies not included; supplies may be purchased from the instructor or you can bring your own.

 

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 February 1st.

Saturdays, February 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020; 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. Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $35 (paid directly to the instructors at the class); some trails require additional trail fees.

 

Exploring Elements of Design

Gareth Andrews, Professional Artist and Sculptor

 

Improve all your artwork with skills gained in this workshop. Explore light and shadow, contours and shapes, texture and composition of color, and more.  Get materials list from instructor on registration. Materials will be available for purchase from the instructor or you may bring your own.  Register by February 4th.

 

Tuesday and Thursday, February 11 and 13, 2020; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry Art Room; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $10 (paid directly to the instructor at the class). Supply Fee, approximately $20 or bring your own supplies.

 

Will Your Taxes Effect Your Retirement?

Ben Eastman and Greg Krog, Thrivent Financial

Strategies to help you toward a lower tax bracket in retirement. Register by February 11th.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); No Class Fee.

 

Use it or Lose it: German Language Club

Gavin Andrews

This is a chance for casual conversation in the German language.  Want to dust off your language skills in German? If you know some German and don’t want to lose what you’ve learned, join us. Register by February 13th.

 

Thursdays (3rd Thursday of each month from February through May), Feb 20, March 19, April 16, and May 21, 2020; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $20 (paid directly to the instructor at the first meeting).

 

Acrylic Painting for Kids

Amy Lucas-Peroceski and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio

 

Follow instructor’s step by step directions to complete your own spring landscape. You will be using acrylic paint and drawing and painting on a 9 x 12 canvas panel. All supplies & snack included. Grades K-6. Register by February 14th.

 

Monday, February 24, 2020; 3:15-4:30 pm; Cherry School FACS room; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $10 (paid directly to the instructors at the class).

 

Acrylic Painting for Adults

Amy Lucas-Peroceski, 321 Art Studio

 

Join teaching artist, Amy Lucas-Peroceski, to complete your own river landscape on 11 x 14 stretched canvas.  No experience necessary.  You will follow Amy’s step by step instructions to draw and then paint your own masterpiece.  All supplies included. Register by February 14th.

 

Monday, February 24, 2020; 5:30-7:00 pm; Cherry School FACS room; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $25 (paid directly to the instructors at the class).

 

American Red Cross Babysitter Training

Anna Amundson

American Red Cross Logo

This class contains basic care and first aid information for responsible youth who will be caring for young children. Attendance on all three days is required to receive certification. Age 11 and up. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Register by February 24th.

Monday-Wednesday, March 2, 3, 4, 2020; 3:15-5:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $45 includes book and certification cost (paid directly to the instructor at the first class).
 

Composting and Backyard Conservation

Becca Reiss, St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation

Composting can benefit your garden and your yard. Learn the basics of composting and other actions that you can take in your own backyard for conservation. Register by February 27th.

Thursday, March 5, 2020; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); No Class Fee.

 

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 $60. Books will be available for purchase. A one-time Community Education Registration Fee of $5 must be paid in advance. 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

Boost the fun factor in your life with music. 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 times individually arranged. Lessons held at the instructor’s residence in Hibbing. Four ½ hr. lessons for $60 (paid directly to Rob at the first lesson) plus a one-time $5 registration fee paid to Community Education.

 

Basketball for Adults

Tim Luukkonen

1124128 A chance to use the gym for some casual basketball. This is just some time to play for the fun of the game. Anyone age 18 or older and not a high school student is welcome. Please register by January 8, you are not required to be there every night on the schedule.

Wednesdays, January 8- May 27, 2020; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School New Gym; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance for the entire school year (if you paid in November you are paid up). No class fee.

 

Health and Fitness Training

Dan Pellinen, ACSM certified personal trainer

Personal or group fitness training tailored to the needs and goals of beginners, athletes, or anyone interested in optimizing their health. Must be age 14 or older. Register one week in advance of first session.

Individual and small group fitness training times to be arranged with instructor; Cherry School Fitness Center; Individual 1 hr. lessons for $25 (paid directly to Dan at the lesson) plus a one time $5 registration fee paid to Community Education in advance. Small group pricing is also available.

My name is Dan Pellinen and I am an ACSM Certified Personal trainer who graduated from North Woods High School. I attended Friends University in Wichita, where I studied Health Management and played baseball. Come work out with me and learn what you can do to most efficiently achieve your health and fitness goals!

 

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 one week in advance of first planned walking date 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, 2020; 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; Olivia Baasi, 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. A staff discount will apply to parents who work for Cherry School. Please note: a $5 late fee will be charged on all balances not paid by Friday of the week your child attends.

Classes in March or requiring registration in March

 

Use it or Lose it: German Language Club

Gavin Andrews

 

This is a chance for casual conversation in the German language.  Want to dust off your language skills in German? If you know some German and don’t want to lose what you’ve learned, join us. Register by February 13th.

 

Thursdays (3rd Thursday of each month from February through May), Feb 20, March 19, April 16, and May 21, 2020; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $20 (paid directly to the instructor at the first meeting).

 

American Red Cross Babysitter Training

Anna Amundson

American Red Cross Logo

This class contains basic care and first aid information for responsible youth who will be caring for young children. Attendance on all three days is required to receive certification. Age 11 and up. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Register by February 24th.

Monday-Wednesday, March 2, 3, 4, 2020; 3:15-5:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $45 includes book and certification cost (paid directly to the instructor at the first class).


 

Composting and Backyard Conservation

Becca Reiss, St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation

Composting can benefit your garden and your yard. Learn the basics of composting and other actions that you can take in your own backyard for conservation. Register by February 27th.

Thursday, March 5, 2020; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); No Class Fee.

 

Skiing and Snowshoeing at Giants Ridge

Carol Andrews, liaison

Experience the magic of skiing on lighted trails at this family friendly ski area. Equipment is available for rental. Lessons are available and need to be reserved when you register. A snack is available and needs to be ordered when you register. Choose one date or all three. Minimum number of participants: 15 per date. Students under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Community Education Registration Fee $10 (paid in advance).

Register by March 5th. Thursday, March 12, 2020; 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Giants Ridge, Biwabik; Giant’s Ridge Fees must be paid in advance to Community Education: see rates below

Downhill lift/rental/helmet     $25

Downhill lift only                       $18

Downhill lesson                         $10

Nordic Trail Pass                       $10 (age 13+) $7 (age 7-12)

Nordic Rental                            $10 (age 13+) $7 (age 7-12)

Nordic lesson                            $10

Snowshoe Trail Pass                $10

Snowshoe Rental                     $10

Snowtube Pass                        $13 (must be age 5+ and at least 42” tall )

Snack pkg.                                 $6 *

*includes your choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, grilled chicken sandwich, pizza slice, Nathan’s Hot Dog, or small salad; and chips and fountain drink; no substitutions.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Denzil Mellors, Fairview Range Medical Center

You might be the one who stops a teen suicide or prevents a school shooting. Prepare yourself to help a young person in their time of mental anguish. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Role playing and simulations are used to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select an intervention, provide initial help and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Participants will receive a free book. Continuing education credits available for participating in this class. Register by March 12th.

Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20, 2020; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); No Class Fee. Class cost is underwritten by Fairview Range Medical Center.

 

Ballroom Dance

Jim Ganahl and Carol Booth

Join in the fun at the next wedding dance. Learn the basics of ballroom dancing in this course for beginning and intermediate dancers. No fault dance instruction by Jim Ganahl and Carol Booth will demonstrate standard steps and techniques for waltz, polka, fox trot, latin, and swing. No experience is necessary. Bring your two left feet. Wear hard soled shoes that will slide or dance in your socks. Singles are welcome. Minimum class size: 30. Register by March 17th.

Tuesdays, March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School Old Gym;
Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $20 (paid directly to the instructors at the first night of class).

 

Defensive Driving (Refresher, 4hr.)

Michael Flatly, MN Safety Counsel

Improve your driving and save 10% on your auto insurance if you are age 55 or older. This class is for those who have already completed the 8hr. course. Register by March 19th.

Thursday, March 26, 2020; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $12 (paid directly to the instructor at the class).

 

Fencing

Rebecca King

Fitness, confidence, positive body awareness, concentration, and friendships are all by-products of the fencing experience. Everything needed to fence is provided (mask, jacket, gloves, and weapons). Come wearing long sweat pants, tennis shoes, and T-shirt. Class performed in a non-threatening environment with an emphasis on safety, skill building, concentration, self-discipline and fun. Ages 10 and up. This is an introduction to the sport and geared towards participants with no or minimal prior fencing experience. Register by March 20th.

Mondays, March 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2020; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry Old Gym; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $60 (paid directly to the instructor at the first night of class) includes equipment rental

 

Securing and Preserving Your Retirement Strategy

Ben Eastman and Greg Krog, Thrivent Financial

A more than money matters workshop. Register by March 24th.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); No Class Fee.

 

 

Motor Coach Trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Matinee Performance of

“The Music Man”

 

A fun and transformative story, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best! This musical theatre classic features songs like “(Ya Got) Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Till There Was You,” “Gary, Indiana” and more! Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Join us on this escorted day trip on Saturday, April 25, 2020.   Bus leaves the Cherry School parking lot at 6:15 A.M., Virginia Village Inn Restaurant 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., Virginia Village Inn at 8:15 P.M., and Cherry School at 8:45 P.M.  Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request. We will make a short stop at Tobies in Hinckley on the way down and on the way back.                 

 

The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor-coach (restroom on the bus) roundtrip fare, lunch at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, and the show ticket. Cost is $140 per person. 

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; no one under age 5 is allowed in the theatre.  All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Registrations for the trip are limited to 30 people.

 

 

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 $60. Books will be available for purchase. A one-time Community Education Registration Fee of $5 must be paid in advance. 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

Boost the fun factor in your life with music. 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 times individually arranged. Lessons held at the instructor’s residence in Hibbing. Four ½ hr. lessons for $60 (paid directly to Rob at the first lesson) plus a one-time $5 registration fee paid to Community Education in advance.

 

Basketball for Adults

Tim Luukkonen

A chance to use the gym for some casual basketball. This is just some time to play for the fun of the game. Anyone age 18 or older and not a high school student is welcome. Please register by January 8, you are not required to be there every night on the schedule.

Wednesdays, January 8- May 27, 2020; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School New Gym; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance for the entire school year (if you paid in November you are paid up). No class fee.

 

Health and Fitness Training

Dan Pellinen, ACSM certified personal trainer

Personal or group fitness training tailored to the needs and goals of beginners, athletes, or anyone interested in optimizing their health. Must be age 14 or older. Register one week in advance of first session.

Individual and small group fitness training times to be arranged with instructor; Cherry School Fitness Center; Individual 1 hr. lessons for $25 (paid directly to Dan at the lesson) plus a one time $5 registration fee paid to Community Education in advance. Small group pricing is also available.

My name is Dan Pellinen and I am an ACSM Certified Personal trainer who graduated from North Woods High School. I attended Friends University in Wichita, where I studied Health Management and played baseball. Come work out with me and learn what you can do to most efficiently achieve your health and fitness goals!

 

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 one week in advance of first planned walking date 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, 2020; 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; Olivia Baasi, 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. A staff discount will apply to parents who work for Cherry School. Please note: a $5 late fee will be charged on all balances not paid by Friday of the week your child attends.

Classes in April or requiring registration in April

 

Fencing

Rebecca King

Fitness, confidence, positive body awareness, concentration, and friendships are all by-products of the fencing experience. Everything needed to fence is provided (mask, jacket, gloves, and weapons). Come wearing long sweat pants, tennis shoes, and T-shirt. Class performed in a non-threatening environment with an emphasis on safety, skill building, concentration, self-discipline and fun. Ages 10 and up. This is an introduction to the sport and geared towards participants with no or minimal prior fencing experience. Register by March 20th.

Mondays, March 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2020; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry Old Gym; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $60 (paid directly to the instructor at the first night of class) includes equipment rental

 

Tree Identification

Beth Kleinke, Forester, St.Louis County Soil and Water Conservation

Getting to know the trees around you can change the way you see the forest or even your own front yard. Participants will receive a copy of “A Beginner’s Guide to Minnesota Trees.” Bring a smartphone, if you have one, to learn how to use vTree, a free tree identification app. Register by April 16th.

Thursday, April 23, 2020; 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); No Class Fee

 

Motor Coach Trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Matinee Performance of

“The Music Man”

 

A fun and transformative story, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best! This musical theatre classic features songs like “(Ya Got) Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Till There Was You,” “Gary, Indiana” and more! Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Join us on this escorted day trip on Saturday, April 25, 2020.   Bus leaves the Cherry School parking lot at 6:15 A.M., Virginia Village Inn Restaurant 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., Virginia Village Inn at 8:15 P.M., and Cherry School at 8:45 P.M.  Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request. We will make a short stop at Tobies in Hinckley on the way down and on the way back.                 

 

The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor-coach (restroom on the bus) roundtrip fare, lunch at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, and the show ticket. Cost is $140 per person. 

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; no one under age 5 is allowed in the theatre.  All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Registrations for the trip are limited to 30 people.

 

Motor Coach trip to “Call of the Wild”

Reif Center

Jack London’s classic tale comes to life on stage. This multi-media adventure mixes performance and storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Includes a pie social following the program! Fourteen passenger motor coach boarding from the Cherry School parking lot. Senior series, must be age 62 or older.  Register by April 21th.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020; 1:00-5:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. Bus leaves from the Cherry School to the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, MN; Returns at about 5:00 p.m. to the Cherry School parking lot. Community Education Fee $44 (includes motor-coach, performance ticket, and pie social) must be paid in full by April 21st.

 

Firearms Safety

Dave Klaysmat, Fred Godec, and Gary Luebakka

This 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 4th, 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 27th. Early registration is recommended as the class may fill quickly. The instructors will supply the guns.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, May 4, 5, 7, 8, 2020; 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, May 9, 2020; 8:00 a.m.; Hibbing Rifle Range;  Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid to Community Education in advance), 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.
 

Defensive Driving (Full, 8hr., Course)

Mike Flatly, MN Safety Counsel

Improve your driving and save 10% on your auto insurance if you are age 55 or older. This is the full course for those who have never taken Defensive Driving before. Register by April 29th.

Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 and 7, 2020; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $13 (paid directly to the instructor at the first class).


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 $60. Books will be available for purchase. A one-time Community Education Registration Fee of $5 must be paid in advance. 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

Boost the fun factor in your life with music. 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 times individually arranged. Lessons held at the instructor’s residence in Hibbing. Four ½ hr. lessons for $60 (paid directly to Rob at the first lesson) plus a one-time $5 registration fee paid to Community Education in advance.
 

Basketball for Adults

Tim Luukkonen

A chance to use the gym for some casual basketball. This is just some time to play for the fun of the game. Anyone age 18 or older and not a high school student is welcome. Please register by January 8, you are not required to be there every night on the schedule.

Wednesdays, January 8- May 27, 2020; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School New Gym; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance for the entire school year (if you paid in November you are paid up). No class fee.

 

Health and Fitness Training

Dan Pellinen, ACSM certified personal trainer

Personal or group fitness training tailored to the needs and goals of beginners, athletes, or anyone interested in optimizing their health. Must be age 14 or older. Register one week in advance of first session.

Individual and small group fitness training times to be arranged with instructor; Cherry School Fitness Center; Individual 1 hr. lessons for $25 (paid directly to Dan at the lesson) plus a one time $5 registration fee paid to Community Education in advance. Small group pricing is also available.

My name is Dan Pellinen and I am an ACSM Certified Personal trainer who graduated from North Woods High School. I attended Friends University in Wichita, where I studied Health Management and played baseball. Come work out with me and learn what you can do to most efficiently achieve your health and fitness goals!

 

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 one week in advance of first planned walking date 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, 2020; 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; Olivia Baasi, 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. A staff discount will apply to parents who work for Cherry School. Please note: a $5 late fee will be charged on all balances not paid by Friday of the week your child attends.

 

Classes in May

Motorcoach Trip to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Lenny Johnson, trip escort

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a top visitor attraction, is more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails located in Chaska, Minnesota. As a premier northern garden, the Arboretum was born out of the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center and established in 1958, with the Men's Garden Club of Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka Garden Club, Minnesota State Horticultural Society and other community supporters creating the Arboretum as a gift to the University of Minnesota. Make the Arboretum your place to experience nature and what's happening outdoors this season with family and friends.

Come and explore the Arboretum with us on this escorted day trip on Saturday, May 16, 2020 with Community Education.  The cost of this day trip includes the following:

  • Deluxe motor-coach (restroom on the bus) transportation to Chaska
  • Admission to the Arboretum
  • Flower Pot Box Lunch (described below)
  • Self- Guided Tour
  • 1 Hour Guided Tram Tour, which takes you on a 3-Mile, Open-Air Tram Ride through the Gardens
  • 10% Discount in Gift Store

 

Flower Pot Lunches are a box lunch in a flower pot with seeds that can be taken home as a gift from the Arboretum.

It Includes:  Sandwich (choice of: Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, and Veggie - can be Gluten Free as well), Chips, Apples, Cookies, and a Beverage (Soda or Water).

 

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.  All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

This escorted trip is Saturday, May 16, 2020.  Bus leaves the Cherry School parking lot at 6:15 A.M., Virginia Village Inn Restaurant 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., Virginia Village Inn at 8:15 P.M., and Cherry School at 8:45 P.M.  (We will make a short stop at Tobies in Hinckley on the way down and on the way back.)  Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request.  Please bring/wear clothing for inclement weather as the tram ride is open-air.  You may also want to bring a snack or bag dinner for the bus ride home.  Snacks can also be purchased at the Arboretum or at Tobies in Hinckley.  Cost is $98 per person 

 

Firearms Safety

Dave Klaysmat, Fred Godec, and Gary Luebakka

This 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 4th, 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 27th. Early registration is recommended as the class may fill quickly. The instructors will supply the guns.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, May 4, 5, 7, 8, 2020; 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, May 9, 2020; 8:00 a.m.; Hibbing Rifle Range;  Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid to Community Education in advance), 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.

 

Motor Coach trip to “Call of the Wild”

Reif Center

Jack London’s classic tale comes to life on stage. This multi-media adventure mixes performance and storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Includes a pie social following the program! Fourteen passenger motor coach boarding from the Cherry School parking lot. Senior series, must be age 62 or older.  Register by April 21th.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020; 1:00-5:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. Bus leaves from the Cherry School to the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, MN; Returns at about 5:00 p.m. to the Cherry School parking lot. Community Education Fee $44 (includes motor-coach, performance ticket, and pie social) must be paid in full by April 21st.

 

Defensive Driving (Full, 8hr., Course)

Mike Flatly, MN Safety Counsel

Improve your driving and save 10% on your auto insurance if you are age 55 or older. This is the full course for those who have never taken Defensive Driving before. Register by April 29th.

Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 and 7, 2020; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $13 (paid directly to the instructor at the first class).

 

Gardening with Mr. Ed.

Ed Nelson, Mr. Ed’s Farm, LLC


Join Mr. Ed and friends as he prepares the garden for spring planting. Register by May 14th.

Thursday, May 21, 2020; 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Mr. Ed’s Farm, 10796 Foss Rd., Hibbing; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance); Class Fee $5 (paid directly to the instructor at the class).

 

Basketball for Adults

Tim Luukkonen

A chance to use the gym for some casual basketball. This is just some time to play for the fun of the game. Anyone age 18 or older and not a high school student is welcome. Please register by January 8, you are not required to be there every night on the schedule.

Wednesdays, January 8- May 27, 2020; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School New Gym; Community Education Registration Fee $5 (paid in advance for the entire school year (if you paid in November you are paid up). No class fee.

 

Health and Fitness Training

Dan Pellinen, ACSM certified personal trainer

Personal or group fitness training tailored to the needs and goals of beginners, athletes, or anyone interested in optimizing their health. Must be age 14 or older. Register one week in advance of first session.

Individual and small group fitness training times to be arranged with instructor; Cherry School Fitness Center; Individual 1 hr. lessons for $25 (paid directly to Dan at the lesson) plus a one time $5 registration fee paid to Community Education in advance. Small group pricing is also available.

My name is Dan Pellinen and I am an ACSM Certified Personal trainer who graduated from North Woods High School. I attended Friends University in Wichita, where I studied Health Management and played baseball. Come work out with me and learn what you can do to most efficiently achieve your health and fitness goals!

 

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 one week in advance of first planned walking date 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, 2020; 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; Olivia Baasi, 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. A staff discount will apply to parents who work for Cherry School. Please note: a $5 late fee will be charged on all balances not paid by Friday of the week your child attends.