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

Youth Football

Nick Stevenson, Jeremy Michels, Dan Kimmes, Aaron Aimonetti, and Jay Asuma,

IMG_3977 5th and 6th grade tackle football with league games. 3rd and 4th grade flag football practice with emphasis on learning the fundamentals of the game.

Register: Thursday, August 8, 2019; 6:00 p.m.; Cherry Hall; Cost 5th/6th $35 plus a $100 check for equipment deposit. Enrollment limited by available equipment. Cost 3rd/4th $10. Please make all checks payable to Cherry Elementary Sports. Players cannot practice until fees are paid.

 

Youth Volleyball

LeAnn Adkisson

Coming soon, dates and times to be determined.

 

Youth Basketball

Dates and times to be determined. Check the school website for more information.

 

55+ Driver Discount Program (Refresher Course, 4hr.)

William Ulvi, St. Cloud State University, Driver Improvement Program

Improve your driving. Continue saving 10% on your auto insurance. Must be 55 years of age or older and have already taken the standard 8 hr. course. . Register by calling 1-888-234-1294 or 1-320-308-1400 or on-line at www. mnsafetycenter.org. Register by September 3rd.

Thursday, September 5, 2019; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $22

 

Ballroom Dance

Marsha and Lloyd Show

Have fun learning how to ballroom dance. Learn several smooth as well as rhythm dances like Waltz, Swing, Cha-Cha, Salsa and more. Group lessons are fun for all and you don’t have to have a partner to join the fun. Classes are family friendly and open to all ages and abilities. Wear hard soled shoes that will slide or dance in your socks. Register at least one week in advance.

Ballroom Dance 1: Register by September 10th. Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 17, 19, 24, and 26, 2019; 7:00-8:30 p.m.; location TBD; Class Fee $25

Ballroom Dance 2: Register by September 24th. Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1, 3, 8, and 10, 2019; 7:00-8:30 p.m.; location TBD; Class Fee $25

Ballroom Dance 3: Register by November 26th. Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 3, 5, 10, 12, 2019; 7:00-8:30 p.m.; location TBD; Class Fee $25

 

Safe Home Alone

Anna Amundson, American Red Cross

Know what it takes to be safe when home alone. An American Red Cross personal safety and basic first aid course for students who may stay home alone. Bring a water bottle and healthy snack. Must be age 9 or older. Register by September 11th.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019; 2:15-4:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $10

 

Firearms Safety

Dave Klaysmat, Fred Godec, and Gary Luebakka

Gun Safety 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 September 23rd, from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. to fill out paperwork and watch a short video with their children. Please be prompt. Register by September 16th. Early registration is recommended as the class may fill quickly. The instructors will supply the guns.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, September 23,24,26,27, 2019; 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, September 28, 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.

 

Social Security: Timing is Everything!

Ben Eastman and Greg Krog, Thrivent Financial

Strategize to make the most of your Social Security benefit, including the best time to begin taking it. Register by September 17th.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

55+ Driver Discount Program (8 hr. course)

William Ulvi, St. Cloud State University, Driver Improvement Program

This course will save you 10% on your auto insurance for three years. There are no written or behind the wheel tests. The 8 hr. class is for first time students. Register by calling 1-888-234-1294 or 1-320-308-1400 or on-line at www. mnsafetycenter.org. Register by September 18th.

Wednesday and Thursday, September 25 and 26, 2019; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $26

 

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 23rd.

Monday, September 30, 2019; 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

Ballroom Dance

Marsha and Lloyd Show

Have fun learning how to ballroom dance. Learn several smooth as well as rhythm dances like Waltz, Swing, Cha-Cha, Salsa and more. Group lessons are fun for all and you don’t have to have a partner to join the fun. Classes are family friendly and open to all ages and abilities. Wear hard soled shoes that will slide or dance in your socks. Register at least one week in advance.

Ballroom Dance 2: Register by September 24th. Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1, 3, 8, and 10, 2019; 7:00-8:30 p.m.; location TBD; Class Fee $25

 

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 September 30th.

 

Monday, October 7, 2019; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

Keeping the Farm in the Family

Ben Eastman and Greg Krog, Thrivent Financial

Learn about steps you can take to smoothly transition your family farm business to the next generation. Register by October 1st.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

Going Back in Time: The Civil War through the Eyes of a Field Surgeon  

John Stoessel, Historic Re-enactor

img178 Enjoy the closest thing to time travel. Experience the Civil War through the eyes of field surgeon, Dr. Jean Charles de LaSalle, as personified by John Stoessel. The story of this U.S. Army Medical Corps doctor is brought to life by an exciting, costumed, actor. A riveting glimpse into our history. Register by October 3rd.

Thursday, October 10, 2019; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $15

 

John[C1] [C2] Stoessel is a civil war lecturer at universities and high schools, a founding member of the American Battlefield Trust, which has financed the preservation of over 50,000 acres of American battlefield sites, and author of several books, including “A Doctor’s Diary During the War of the Rebellion.”

 

Patchwork Coasters/Mug Rugs

Roberta Morrow

Protect your furniture with cozy coasters or make them as charming gifts. Roberta will supply the materials or, if you want a particular color or print, you can bring your own 4” square scraps. Course requirement: know basics of how to use a sewing machine. Sewing machines provided. Register by October 7th.

Monday, October 14, 2019; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School FACS room; Class Fee $10

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Denzil Mellors, Fairview Range Medical Center

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 October 14th.

Monday and Tuesday, October 21 and 22, 2019; 4:30-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

Fear Not, the Pot

Sue Froelingsdorf and Mary Feist

InstantPot-iPot[1] 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 October 15th.

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019; 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry FACS Room; Class Fee $50

 

 

 

A Grand Time of Singing

Casey Aro, entertainer

Families of preschool children are invited to join Casey for a lively sing-along during “Tiger Pride Night”. Invite your grandparents to come too. No pre-registration.

Thursday, October 24, 2019; 5:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School, ECFE Room; No Class Fee.

 

“Bermuda Avenue Triangle”-- Motor Coach Trip to Bloomington, MN

Carol Andrews, Trip Escort             

 

unnamed Two middle-aged business women who are good friends want to keep an eye on their aging mothers, so they move their mothers into a shared senior condo in Las Vegas. On a trip to the casino, the mothers are saved from a mugger by a charming gambler who is short on cash. They allow him to stay on the couch in their living room, and the results are such that you'll laugh yourself silly. It's like Dean Martin meets Laverne and Shirley.  The New York Post says "Bermuda Avenue Triangle is a hilarious, touching comedy with gallons of laughs."

 

Join us on this day trip on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 with Community Education.  The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor-coach (restroom on the bus), roundtrip, bus fare, buffet lunch at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre in Bloomington, MN, 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 must be 5 years old and up; students 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

This escorted trip is Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.  Bus leaves Cherry School at 7:30 A.M., Virginia Village Inn at 8:00 A.M., South Ridge School at 8:45 A.M., and Caywood Convenience Store at 9:00 A.M.  Return to Caywood Convenience Store at 6:15 P.M., South Ridge School at 6:30 P.M., Virginia Village Inn at 7:15 P.M., and Cherry School at 7:45 P.M.  Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request.  Cost is $105 per person.

 

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre   ”Peter Pan

Trip the light fantastic to Neverland, with a twist.

Playwright and composer, Daniel Nordquist, continues Prairie Fire Theater’s tradition of presenting classic tales as you’ve never seen them done before with his original script and music for “Peter Pan”. Local students will have the opportunity to join two professional
actors on the stage for this delightful musical production.

 

Students, grades 2 through 12, are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held Monday, October 28 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 1; 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 21st.

Monday through Friday, October 28-November 1, 2019; see times above; Cherry School Old Gym and Early Childhood room; Audition Fee $10

Public Performance Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School Old Gym; Tickets available at the door, $5 per seat. Everyone welcome!

 

Teen Social Dance Class

Marsha and Lloyd Show

Can you Waltz? Want to learn a Salsa Dance step? Learn the basics of a couple of social dance steps. No partner required. No skill required. Bring your two left feet. You will need hard soled shoes or you can just dance in your socks. 7th -12th grades. Register by October 31st.

Thursday, November 7, 2019; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Cherry Old Gym; Class Fee $10

 

Basketball—For Adults

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 November 1, you are not required to be there every night on the schedule.

Fridays, November 8, 22, December 6, 13, and 20, 2019; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School, Old Gym; Class Fee $5

 

 

Bill and Kate Isles in Concert—Bus trip to Senior matinee at the Reif center

Carol Andrews, escort

Bill & Kate Isles are acoustic singer/songwriters based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical styles, their performances carry audiences through a broad landscape of experiences from metaphorical worlds to small town family stories and to zany comedy. Concert in the Ives Studio Theater at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids. Pie and coffee served following the concert. Fourteen passenger motor coach boarding from the Cherry School parking lot. Senior series at the Reif, must be age 62 +.  Register by October 29th.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019; 12:00 noon-4:30p.m.; Bus from Cherry School; $46

 

Know the Truth

Sadie Holland, Mn Adult and Teen Challenge, Prevention Education Manager

KTT_LogoLockUp-231x300 Free community supper (5:00-6:00 p.m.) followed by Know the Truth Exhibit (6:00) and presentation “Cracking the Code of Teen Substance Use” (6:30 p.m.) by Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. Then, panel Q&A discussion (8:00 p.m.). Drug takeback event included: bring any unused or unwanted prescriptions to this event to be disposed of properly. This free event is for community leaders, parents, and other concerned adults. CEUs available for law enforcement, educators, nurses, social workers and other professionals.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 5:00-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School Commons; No pre-registration necessary; No Class Fee

 

                               

Get Close & Get the Shot: Wildlife Photography Tips & Tricks

Sparky Stensaas, The PhotoNaturalist

Learn tips and tricks on how to get close to wildlife so you can get great wildlife photos...even without an expensive telephoto lens! We'll cover three basic topics: hiding, attracting, and stalking. We'll also cover:
 

  • Feeding Frenzy—How to get amazing bird photos in your backyard!
  • Trail Cameras—Best ones, set up tips, locations
  • Portable Blinds—When and where to use, best types
  • Floating blinds—How to make and use
  • Tame and the Tolerant—How to find subjects
  • Backyard Ponds—You can make in a day!
  • Dirty Knees = Success

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $10

Sparky Stensaas is the founder and Executive Director of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog (www.SaxZim.org) a non-profit aimed at educating the public about the natural history of bogs and dedicated to preserving pristine bog habitat. He is also an author, naturalist, photographer, publisher, and writer based in Wrenshall, Minnesota (over by Jay Cooke State Park). Sparky's latest passion is wildlife videos. You can see more of Sparky's photography at www.ThePhotoNaturalist.com and his wildlife videos on YouTube (google "Sparky Stensaas YouTube").

 

 

Defensive Driving (Refresher, 4hr.)

Michael Flatley, MN Safety Counsel

Improve your driving and save 10% on your auto insurance if you are age 55 or older. Register by calling Carol Andrews at 1-744-5392 or on-line at www.cherryschool.net/community-education. Register by November 14th.

Thursday, November 21, 2019; 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; McDavitt Town Hall; Class Fee $17

 

Watercolor Painting-for Kids

Amy Lucas-Peroceski, 321 Art Studio

Create your own holiday scene using watercolor paint and paper; following the instructor’s step by step directions. All supplies and snack included. Grades K-6. Register by November 14th.

Thursday, November 21, 2019; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Cherry School FACS room; Class Fee $15

 

Watercolor Painting-for Adults

Amy Lucas-Peroceski, 321 Art Studio

Create a winter country/barn scene using watercolor paint and masking fluid. No experience necessary. Follow Amy’s step by step instructions to draw and then paint your own scene on ½ watercolor paper. All supplies included. Register by November 14th.

Thursday, November 21, 2019; 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $30

 

Introduction to Reiki

Terah Trucano Rinerson, Reiki Karuna Wellness Practitioner

 

Vitality, everyone wants it, but knowing how to obtain it is not easy in today's stressful environment. That's because it takes more than good sleep, vitamins and pumping iron to obtain real vitality. Real Vitality is physical, emotional and spiritual. When your life energy is low, it is more difficult to deal with stress and you are more susceptible to illnesses. Reiki is a technique that increases a person's energy flow. A certified Reiki practitioner is able to use energy release techniques to relax muscles in the body and increase the blood flow to treat needed areas. Reiki aligns and restores balance which helps dissipate stress from the body. There are 800 hospitals across the US offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care. Researchers at Hartford Hospital and the Mayo Clinic have seen patients improve sleep, and reduce pain and anxiety. Join us for an introduction to how hands-on Reiki can help you promote optimal healing. Register by November 14th.

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

Snowmobile Safety

IMG_3190 Jim Gunderson and Chris Luukkonen

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. Students under 18 years of age need to have a parent or guardian with them for the first 20 minutes of class. 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 November 26th.

Tuesday, and Thursday, December 3, 5, 2019; 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, December 7, 2019; 7:00-9:00 a.m., DNR office on Hwy 37; N0 class fee.

 

Ballroom Dance

Marsha and Lloyd Show

Have fun learning how to ballroom dance. Learn several smooth as well as rhythm dances like Waltz, Swing, Cha-Cha, Salsa and more. Group lessons are fun for all and you don’t have to have a partner to join the fun. Classes are family friendly and open to all ages and abilities. Wear hard soled shoes that will slide or dance in your socks. Register at least one week in advance.

Ballroom Dance 3: Register by November 26th. Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 3, 5, 10, 12, 2019; 7:00-8:30 p.m.; location TBD; Class Fee $25

 

Draft Horse Workshop

IMG_3197 Ed Nelson, Mr. Ed’s Farm, LLC

Learn the basics of caring for and driving draft horses. Class will include information on harnessing, hitching and driving with an emphasis on safety. Must be age 16 or older. Register by November 27th.

Saturday, December 7, 2019; 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Mr. Ed’s Farm, 10796 Foss Rd., Hibbing, MN; Class Fee $15

 

 

Kraft for Kids- Beaded Christmas Ornaments

Roberta Morrow

Celebrate the season by making hand-beaded Christmas ornaments. All supplies and snack included. Grades 1-6. Register by December 2nd.

Monday, December 9, 2019; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Cherry School FACS room; Class Fee $9

 

Income Tax and Retirement

Ben Eastman and Greg Krog, Thrivent Financial

Explore income tax considerations as a part of your retirement strategy. Register by October 29th.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

 

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.

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

 

Private Piano Lessons—Beginning to Intermediate

Carol Andrews

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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. 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.

 

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, September through December, 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, 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.