Cherry Community Education Fall/Winter 2018 Classes
by Month
 
Private Guitar Lessons with instructor, Rob Wheeler

August and September:

 

IMG_3977 Elementary Football

Nick and Jolene Asuma-Stevenson

Football for grades 3 through 6. Aaron Aimonetti grades 3 and 4 coach, Nick Stevenson and Jay Asuma grades 5 and 6 coaches. Register now! Call 218-576-2317 for more information.

Thursday, August 2, 2018, for sign-up; Cherry Football Field; Fee $35 plus an equipment deposit of $100 which will be refunded when the equipment is returned.

 

Elementary Volleyball

Becky Greenly

Call Becky Greenly, 218-258-7741, for information about Elementary Volleyball at the Cherry School. Grades 2-6. Dates, times, and cost are to be determined.

 

Golf Lessons

Stephen Fingeroos

Beginning golf lessons. Golf clubs provided (but you may bring your own clubs, if you have them). Class fee includes everything you need and all four lessons. Register by August 28th.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 4, 6, 11, 13, 2018; 4:00-4:30 p.m.; Virginia Municipal Golf Course, Club House, 1308 18th St. N., Virginia, MN; Class fee $20

 

Authentic Italian Cooking

Antoinette “Toni” Anderson

 

This is the “real deal”! Everything will be made from scratch using old family recipes from southern Italy. Participants will provide their own supplies. Equipment and shopping lists will be provided upon registration. You will take home the recipes, handouts, final product, and wonderful memories of the smells and tastes of these delicious foods. You may register for each class individually or register for the series of 5 sessions for only $55 (saving $20). Register one week in advance. Register for “Pasta Sauce” by Sept. 6th.

 

Thursdays, September 13, 2018  Pasta Sauce            6:00-7:30 p.m. ; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $15

                  October 11, 2018       Meatballs               6:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $15

                  November 8, 2018     Noodles                  6:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $15

                  December 13, 2018   Chambelle              6:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $15

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

 

 

 

SCUBA Diving

Joe Cheetham, Lake Superior Divers Supply

Grab your swim suit and head to the Virginia High School pool for this class with Virginia Community Education.

Learn the basic skills and knowledge necessary to go SCUBA diving in open water. Satisfactory completion of this class requires passing a written test and successfully demonstrating basic SCUBA skills in a pool. Students should have their own mask, fins, snorkel, and dive boots. All other gear will be provided by the dive center. Completion of this class allows the student to take open water dives, (4) on two separate days, leading to Open Water Certification. There is an additional cost for the open water dives. Students must be a minimum 10 years of age. For more information, please call Lake Superior Divers Supply, 218-624-7285. Also, see their website: Lakesuperiordivers.com Register with Julie Eddy, 218-742-3990, Virginia Community Education, by September 7th.

 

Saturdays and Sundays, September 15, 16, 29, 30, 2018; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Virginia High School Pool, enter door #12; Class Fee $199

 

 

US Tax Reform: How It Affects You

 

Gregory Krog, Benjamin Eastman and Christian Dane from Thrivent Financial, Virginia MN office

 

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 September 10th.

 

Monday, September 17, 2018; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

  

Kids and Technology

 

Tina Gabbert, Fairview Range Medical Center

 

iPad Pic Technology is all around us, and is slated to continue to grow and become more a part of our daily lives. With the integration of technology into everything we do, how much is this impacting our children’s ability to develop skills needed to be successful in school and everyday life? This presentation will explore what children need in order to successfully develop everyday skills, as well as discuss how parents can navigate the ever expanding world of technology with their children. This class is recommended for parents of preschoolers through elementary students. Register by Sept. 11th.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

 

 

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 Gun Safety 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 24th, 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 17th. Early registration is recommended as the class may fill quickly. The instructors will supply the guns.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, September 24, 25, 27, 28, 2018; 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, September 29, 2018; 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.

 

 

Fall Gardening: What needs to be done?

Pam Kick

Learn what needs to be done in the fall to get ready for the next growing season. What bulbs need to be planted in the fall? When should pruning be done? What can still be split? Putting your beds to bed. Register by September 18th.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

 

Weight Lifting

David Hardy, personal trainer, YMCA

Build strength and muscle tone. Create a personal fitness plan. Learn proper use of the Fitness Center equipment. Co-ed, adults and teens, 7th grade and up. Wear comfortable exercise clothing. Register by Sept. 20th.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 27, October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 23, 25, and 30, 2018; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry Fitness Center; Class Fee $72 (Fitness Center members) $77 (non-members)

 

 

October:

 

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 24th.

Monday, October 1, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

         

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 Sept. 24th.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, October 1, 2, 4, 2018; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Art Room; Class Fees $40

 

 

Basic Computer: Internet for Beginners

Roberta Morrow

Wondering how to get to the Internet and what to do when you get there? This class will teach you the basics of connecting to the Internet, using your web browser, and finding what you’re looking for on the Internet.  Lots of tips will be shared on locating what you need in an effective and efficient way. Register by September 27th.

Thursday, October 4, 2018; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Computer Lab; Class Fee $10

 

Defensive Driving

Mike Flatley, retired MN State Trooper

MN Safety Council defensive driving refresher course for drivers age 55 and older that have already had the 8 hour course and want to
continue receiving a discount on their insurance. Register by October 2nd.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018; 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; McDavitt Town Hall; Class Fee $16

 

 

Cinnamon/Caramel Rolls

Joyce Warwas

 

Fill your home with the warm smell of freshly baked cinnamon or caramel rolls. Make this special treat for your loved ones during the holidays. Bring a 9”x13” cake pan and a 4”x 8” bread pan to class and bring home a dozen rolls and the benefits of Joyce’s experience baking these delicious buns. Register by October 2nd

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $13

 

 

Sewing for Kids:  Make Your Own Pajama Pants 

Roberta Morrow

 

Learn to sew, making cozy flannel PJs. This class will start with the simple steps of learning how to use a sewing machine. We will practice sewing patterns to get an idea of how the machine operates.  During the first session the instructor will also explain how to figure how much fabric to get to make the PJ pants. The instructor will also explain what supplies they will need to bring. Students will be free to choose and purchase their own supplies and flannel fabric. The second session, we will learn how to lay out a pattern, pin it down, and cut it out. We will go over how to thread the machine to begin putting their PJs together, which will happen during the 3rd session. The third session will be devoted to putting the PJ pants together. Grades 4-8. Register by October 2nd.

 

Tuesdays and Thursday, October 9, 11, 16, 2018; 3:15-5:00 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $20

 

 

Basic Computer: E-mail for Beginners

Roberta Morrow

This class walks you through the steps of setting up an email account with a free webmail provider such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and others. We’ll then cover the basics of email including composing, sending, replying, forwarding, and deleting messages; creating and managing contacts; and working with attachments. Register by October 4th.

Thursday, October 11, 2018; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Computer Lab; Class Fee $10

 

 

Victorian Mansion Tour and Lunch

Robert Quené, Superior Public Museums

 

 

fairlawn-571x800 Step back in time with a 45 minute tour of the carefully restored, Queen Anne style, Fairlawn Mansion. Built as the family home of lumber and mining baron, Martin Pattison, his wife Grace and their six children, Fairlawn was completed in 1891 at the cost of $150,000; an equivalent of well over $3 million today. The mansion features a four story turret complete with widow’s watch overlooking the bay, gilded fittings, painted ceilings and elaborate frieze, a grand entrance hall, marble and tile fireplaces, and original leaded and stained glass windows. Enjoy a catered lunch in these elegant surroundings. Lunch will included Mandarin orange chicken, pasta salad, croissant, fruit kebab, chocolate mousse, water, and choice of tea or coffee. All gratuities are included. Allergan and vegetarian alternative requests can be made in advance. Register for this charming outing by September 26th (the caterer needs a head count well in advance).

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018; 11:00-1:00 p.m.; Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. 2nd St., Superior, WI, 54880; Class Fee $30

Call Carol Andrews, 218-744-5392, if you are interested in carpooling from the Cherry School parking lot at 9:30a.m.

 

 

 

 

CPR and First Aid

Laura Korpi, American Heart Association Instructor

Almost 70% of cardiac arrests occur at home and only 45% of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from bystanders. The Heartsaver download 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 courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical 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 October 8th.  Monday, October 15, 2018; 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Library; Class Fee $40, card $20 extra

 

First Aid register by November 9th. Monday, November 19, 2018; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $50, card $20 extra

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

 

 

Mediterranean Tour:  Food from Spain, Greece, Lebanon, and Beyond

Megan Reynolds, June Apple Kitchen

Go beyond Italian pasta and Greek gyros in this class designed around the common threads of Mediterranean cooking. We'll learn about the ingredients and flavors that weave common threads through many countries in the region, and learn about other influences in food from less well-known cuisines. Experience smoked paprika from Spain, ground sumac from Lebanon, harissa from North Africa and more unique flavors and combinations. Learn to cook a few dishes with ingredients that are mostly available locally, and sample a variety of foods from around the region. Join us for a night in the Mediterranean! Please bring a takeaway or Tupperware® container to bring home leftovers! Register by October 9th.

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018; 6:00-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $35

 

 

Kids Art: Acrylic Landscape Painting

Amy and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio

Create a landscape painting on an 11x14 canvas panel using acrylic paints.  All supplies and snack included.  You will leave class with a completed painting. Grades 3-8. Register by October 10th.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 2:00-3:30 p.m.*; Cherry School; Class Fee $13

 

 

The Life of Stories

Casey Aro, Storyteller and Musician

Pick up priceless insights into the art of storytelling with Casey Aro, internationally (he has been to Canada) acclaimed “story-man”. Come and gather around the campfire. Register by October 15th.

Monday, October 22, 2018; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $8 per student or $17 per family

 

 

New Tips for Knitting Norwegian Mittens

Cheryl Gillis

Learn new techniques for knitting Norwegian star mittens with 2 contrasting colors. Simple tips using flexiflips needles resulting in fewer errors while knitting by distributing yarn evenly over 2 needles while knitting with the third. Skills required: cast on, knit, purl. Materials required: 250 gram skeins of cream and 150 gram skein of contrasting color in Dk weight yarn; 1 set of Addi Flexiflips size 4; 1 set of dpns size 4, and 1 stitch marker. Register by October 16th.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $20

 

 

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. Bring your own clay or use some of mine. For adults and teens, 7th grade and up. Register by October 16th.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 23, 25, 30, and November 1, 2018; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Cherry
School, Class Fee $50

 

 

Kids Art: Cartooning

                                                                                                                                                                                

Amy and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio

Participate in several creative cartooning activities. All supplies and snack included. Grades K-4. Register by October 17th.

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 2:00-3:30 p.m.*; Cherry School; Class Fee $11

 

*Note: You can have students go to Little Tigers after their class is done. Little Tigers fees apply. Designate where you want your student to go, after class, on your registration.

 

Medicare Savings Programs/Prescription Assistance Information AND Senior Linkage Line® Overview

 

Brenda Shafer-Pellinen, Sr. LinkAge Line

 

Information regarding programs that can help save money on Medicare premiums, co-insurances, deductibles and Medicare Part D prescription drug costs for low to moderate income people on Medicare will be presented. Participants will also learn about Senior LinkAge Line®, how to access this service, who we are and who we serve, and a variety of other questions. Senior LinkAge Line is a service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging and is part of the Minnesota Help Network. This class is ideal for people 55 + who are thinking about Medicare, caregivers and family members, as well as those who may already be on Medicare. Register by October 18th.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018; 5:00-6:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

 

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 the pleasing aromas they did in the past. Have you longed to create your own healthy perfume but don’t know where to start?

In this class we will teach you the basics of 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. Register by October 17th.

Instructor: Joyce Peraaho has 19 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.

Thursday, October 25, 2018; 6:30-8:30; McDavitt Town Hall; Class Fee $25 (Includes recipes, handouts, and supplies to make your own perfume to take home)

 

 

Mr. Eds Spooky Farm Adventure

Ed Nelson, Mr. Ed’s Farm, LLC

 

IMG_1754 Experience the farm as nightfall approaches. Halloween themed hay ride, pumpkin hunt in the big hay bale maze, animals and scary stories around the campfire. Register by October 19th.

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018; 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Mr. Ed’s Farm, 10796 Foss Rd., Hibbing; Class Fee $5 per person plus a $5 registration fee per family. Children 2 and under free.

 

 

 

Kids Art: Play with Clay

Gareth Andrews, Sculptor

Learn to combine some simple shapes to make some of your favorite things. You might be surprised what you can put together. Bring your own clay or use some of mine, and let’s play! Grades 1-6. Snack included. Register by Oct. 22nd.

Monday, October 29, 2018; 3:15-5:15 p.m.*; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $13

 

 

What Happens When the Paycheck Stops?

Crystal Spawn, Edward Jones

A retirement income, step-by-step guide for what happens after the paychecks stop. This presentation will show: how to budget retirement expenses, sources of retirement income and risks to retirement income such as LTC and health care costs. Register by October 23rd.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $5

 

 

New Tips for Knitting Basic Socks

Cheryl Gillis

Having trouble finishing a pair of socks? Socks not quite the same size? This class has strategies for knitting an identical pair of socks every time from the cuff down. Skills required: cast on, knit, purl. Materials required: 1 skein sock yarn (for durability select super wash wool yarn with 15-25% polyamide); 2- 9 inch circular needles size 3; 1 set of dpns size 3. Register by October 23rd.

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $20

 

 

November:

 

Preschool Family Gym

Staff

Family gym time for families with young children. Children, age 5 and under, must be accompanied by at least one parent. A structured opening activity will be followed by free time to run off some energy, and enjoy playing in the gym. Register by October 26th.

Friday, November 2, 2018; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School Old Gym; Class Fee $5 per family

 

 

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

 

Megan Reynolds, June Apple Kitchen

 

Fru strated 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 pie-making abilities. Please bring your own 9” pie pan to class to take home your pie! Register by October 26th.

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $40

 

 

 

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre   ”Sleeping Beauty

e10636_f085854dd1b2443b8decbfdf56ead071 Prairie Fires newest show, "Sleeping Beauty" is an action packed romp with something for everyone. The golden age of Hollywood comes to life in this over the top version, set on a movie set in the 1930's. Everything that can go wrong, does! It’s lights out for the movie studio unless Sleeping Beauty can wake up and save the picture! Cast Includes: The Movie Crew, the Actors, the Production Staff, the Henchmen, and the sheep.

 Students, grades 2 through 12, are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held Monday, November 5 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the old gym despite this being a day off from school. These shows are scheduled a year in advance, there was no way to know that this would become a day off for the students. Please offer to drive some students to the auditions, if you are able. 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 9th; 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 26th.

Monday through Friday, November 5-9, 2018; see times above; Cherry School Old Gym and Early Childhood room; Audition Fee $10

Public Performance Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School Old Gym; Tickets available at the door, $5 per seat. Everyone welcome!

 

Social Security - Timing is Everything

 

Gregory Krog, Benjamin Eastman and Christian Dane from Thrivent Financial, Virginia MN office

 

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 November 19th.

 

Monday, November 26, 2018; 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School, Class Fee $5

 

 

Pizza Making: “the Dough Show”

Mike Mackie, Domino’s Pizza

A popular science program featuring pizza experts from Domino’s Pizza. You’ll learn about dough, and even learn how to throw your own pizza dough! It’s good, messy science at its best, followed by fresh-baked pizza. Preschool through 6th grade students with an adult. Space will be limited, so be sure to register by November 16th.

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018; 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Domino’s Pizza, 2508 E. Beltline, Hibbing, MN 55746; Class Fee $5 per person

 

 

German(y) Basics

Gavin Andrews

More than 1.8 million Minnesotans claim German ancestry, but less than 1/4th speak the language and fewer still know anything about the country. Where language courses, history classes, and travel guides leave off, this class provides an important bridge between you and the Kultur you may have come from. A solid choice for those interested in European travel or simply curious about modern German culture. Essential German phrases and perplexing cultural situations will be covered. No prior German language knowledge required. Register by November 21st.

Thursdays, November 29, December 6, 13, and 20, 2018; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $16

 

December:

 

Snowmobile Safety

Jim Gunderson and Chris Lukkonen

IMG_3190 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 November 26th.

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, December 3, 4, 6, 2018; 5:00-7:30 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, December 8, 2018; 7:30 a.m., DNR office on Hwy 37; N0 class fee.

 

 

 

 

Kids Art: Christmas Ornament

 

Roberta Morrow

 

Make a couple of cute Christmas ornaments to hang on your family Christmas tree. Supplies provided. Snack provided. Register by November 29th.

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018; 3:15-5:00 p.m.*; Cherry School; Class Fee $10

 

 

Christmas Luncheon and Wassail Concert at Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield, Wisconsin

Lenny Johnson, Trip Escort

 

Bayfield Historic Dining - Wassail Dinner at Old Rittenhouse Inn Join us on this deluxe motor-coach bus trip on Dec. 8 to the Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield, Wisconsin for a 3-course Christmas luncheon paired with a concert of holiday music performed by the Rittenhouse Singers, a professional choir backed by local musicians and directed by Innkeeper, Jerry Phillips.

The Inn is fully decorated for the season: its pillars wrapped in ribbons, evergreen boughs, and twinkling lights. A massive Christmas tree greets visitors in the front hall, and the holiday decorations continue inside the dining room.

 

The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor-coach (toilet on the bus), roundtrip bus fare, luncheon, and concert. Registrations for the trip are limited to 25 people – first come first served.  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, November 2, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

This escorted trip is Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018; Bus leaves the Virginia Village Inn Restaurant at 7:30 A.M., Cherry School parking lot at 8:00 A.M., and South Ridge School parking lot at 8:45 A.M.  Return to South Ridge School at 5:15 P.M., Cherry School at 6:00 P.M., and Virginia Village Inn at 6:30 P.M.  Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request.

Cost is $118 per person, including gratuity.

 

 

Merry Christmas Mr. Ed

Ed Nelson, Mr. Ed’s Farm, LLC

 

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Join us for an old-fashioned farm Christmas. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, help decorate the tree, put hay in the manger for the animals, make a gift for someone special and sing holiday songs around the fire. Register by December 7th.

Saturday, December 15, 2018; 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Mr. Ed’s Farm, 10796 Foss Rd., Hibbing; Class Fee $5 per person plus a $5 registration fee per family. Children 2 and under free.

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Adobe™ Photoshop Elements

 

Tristan Andrews

 

Learn basic photo editing, piece pictures together, learn layering and masks, and more. Register by December 10th.

Monday, December 17, 2018; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cherry School Computer Lab; Class Fee $20

 

January:

 

Income Taxes and Retirement Description

 

Gregory Krog, Benjamin Eastman and Christian Dane from Thrivent Financial, Virginia MN office

 

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. Must register by December 21, 2018.

 

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

 

 

Scratchboard Techniques

Terry Maciej, Artist

The class will consist of the various techniques/methods needed to create the desired textures of your subject. Birds, animals, and fish provide a wide variety of textures, as do most things in nature. We will work with quite a range of subjects from leaves to bark, to rocks and weeds. Once a piece is completed, we will apply watercolor and buffing techniques followed by a protective spray. Each student will be instructed at his or her level of skill or expertise. Instructor will provide quality scratchboard for purchase. Students should bring an Exacto knife with 4, no. 11 blades and 1, no. 16 blade; a piece of cardboard or foam core, 11 x 14 inches; a small roll of masking tape; Kleenex or very soft cloth (small, like a dish cloth); water colors with very small round brushes (00), students may share watercolors. Adults and teens, 7th grade and up. Register by December 1, 2018, to allow for supply ordering by the instructor.

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, January 14, 15, and 17, 2019; 6:00-8:30 p.m.; Cherry School Art Room; Class Fee $60

 

February:

 

 

“Rock of Ages” on Broadway - Motor Coach Trip to Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Matinee Performance

 Lenny Johnson, Trip Escort

 

 Road in 2018

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'Rock of Ages'

It's 1987 on Hollywood's Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big city rocker. As they fall in love in L.A.'s most famous rock club, Rock of Ages allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite '80s hits. Featuring the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake, among many others, this tenth anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned Rock of Ages into a global phenomenon.

Join us on this day trip on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 with Community Education.  The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor-coach (toilet on the bus), roundtrip 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 Union Bar & Grill in Minneapolis after the play, or at the restaurant of your choice nearby.  (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 Union Bar and Grill when you register for the trip in order for us to make a reservation 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 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Performance themes and language are not suitable for children. All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

This escorted trip is Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019; Bus leaves the Virginia Village Inn Restaurant at 9:00 A.M., Cherry School parking lot at 9:30 A.M., and South Ridge School parking lot at 10:30 A.M.  Return to South Ridge School at 8:45 P.M., Cherry School at 9:45 P.M., and Virginia Village Inn at 10:15 P.M.  Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request.

Cost is $110 per person.

 

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center

Related image Julie Eddy, Trip Escort

Travel to St. Paul by deluxe motor-coach to watch the Minnesota Wild play the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. - no need to worry about traffic or paying for parking! The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor-coach (toilet on the bus), roundtrip bus fare, and game 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 25 people – first come first served.  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, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

This escorted trip is Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019; Bus leaves the Virginia Village Inn Restaurant at 9:00 A.M., Cherry School parking lot at 9:30 A.M., and South Ridge School parking lot at 10:15 A.M.  Return to South Ridge School at 7:45 P.M., Cherry School at 8:30 P.M., and Virginia Village Inn at 9:00 P.M.  Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request.

Cost is $150 per person.

 

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. Rob will not be back in the area until November. 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).

 

 

IMG_1359 (2) Open Cherry Fitness Center

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

Exercise with 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.

Monday through Friday, on school days, September through December, 2018; 6:00-8:00 a.m. ;MF, 3:15-7:15 p.m.; TR, 3:15-6:00; Wednesday, 2:15-7:15 p.m.; Cherry School Fitness Center; Enrolled students free, but must be registered in the Fitness Center, 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, September through December, 2018; 6:00-8:00 a.m. and 3:30-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Halls; Fee $5 per person per semester.

 

Little Tigers

Aliisa Mayry, mornings; Janet Zganjar, after school

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. Cherry School staff may receive a discount, please talk to Carol about this. Children who are registered for other Community Education classes, can participate in these classes and then be escorted to Little Tigers, if there is any remaining time before parent pick-up. Please send a note, explaining where you want your child to go.