Cherry Community Education Spring 2021 Classes
by Date

Classes listed by date:

(Register and pay on-line by clicking on SLC Web store )

Adult Basketball

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 February 10th, you are not required to be there every Wednesday night. Masks required.

Wednesdays, February 17-May 26th, 2021 (when school is in-person and in session); 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School, New Gym; Class Fee $6


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 12th.

Saturdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2021; 2:00 p.m.; meet in Cherry School parking lot to get directions to trails. We will plan to ski for about 1 hr. The ski outing for the day will be cancelled if the temperature is below 0◦F. Class Fee $40; some trails require additional trail fees. Cancelled due to lack of interest.


Air-Dry Clay Creations

Amy Lucas-Peroceski and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio


Try your hand at sculpting simple pots and animals with Air-Dry Clay.  Instructor will show you step by step how to create a couple pots and a couple animals.  Grades K-8. Register by February 12th.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021; 4:00-5:00 p.m.; Zoom Class, Supplies can be picked up at the Cherry School office; Class Fee $18 Cancelled due to lack of interest.



Imagination Place: A Theatre Workshop for Children


Joseph Kaufenberg, NER Theater Director


Engage your imagination in a light-hearted opportunity to learn basic audition techniques, vocal warm-ups, voice projection, improvisation, stage direction, and some stage make-up tips. Grades 2-6. Register by March 26th.


Saturday, April 3, 2021; 10:00-12:00 noon; On-line, Zoom, class; Class Fee $21



About the Instructor: Joseph Kaufenberg has a Masters and B.F.A. in Theatre. He has directed dozens of shows, taught acting classes, worked as a professional actor, and filmed many short films. He currently lives in Babbitt and directs plays for Northeast Range School.


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 April 6th.

Monday, April 12, 2021; 3:00-4:30 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $12



American Red Cross Babysitter Training

Anna Amundson


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 April 6th.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 13, 14, and 15, 2021; 3:00-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 2:00-4:30 p.m. Wednesday; Cherry School; Class Fee $56, includes book and certification cost



Drawing and Painting

Amy Lucas-Peroceski and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio


Draw and paint 3 oil pastel and watercolor animals.  Mount on tag board to take home an animal triptych art project.  Grades K-4. Register by April 7th.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021; 2:15-3:45 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room; Class Fee $16



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 April 13th.


Tuesday and Thursday, April 20 and 22, 2021; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry School Art Room; Class Fee $15, Supplies not included; may be purchased from instructor or you can bring your own.


Paint Like Monet

Amy Lucas-Peroceski and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio


Learn about Monet.  Paint with water-mixable oil paints to complete an Impressionistic painting on a 9 x 12 canvas board. Grades 3-8. Register by April 14th.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021; 2:15-3:45 p.m.; Cherry FACS Room; Class Fee $18



Easy Spring Painting

Amy Lucas-Peroceski and Nancy Lucas, 321 Art Studio


Come and create a simple spring painting on an 11x14 stretched canvas.  We will use water-mixable oil paint and each participant will go home with a completed painting.  No experience necessary.  Adults. Register by April 14th.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021; 5;00-6;30 p.m.; Cherry School FACS Room. Class Fee $31




Backyard Conservation

Becca Reiss, Community Conservationist, NSLSWCD


Composting, planting for native pollinators, installing rain barrels, and monitoring your local lake or stream are all things you can do in your own backyard to help our soil, water, and wildlife! Want to learn how to put those practices into action? Come to this class taught by the North St. Louis SWCD Community Conservationist to learn little things you can do for conservation. You may even decide to sign up as a citizen water monitor of your favorite lake or stream! Register by April 22nd.


Thursday, April 29, 2021; 4:00-5:00 p.m.; On-line, Zoom, class; Class Fee $6



Firearms Safety

Dave Klaysmat and Gary Luebakka

Gun Safety This class is geared toward teaching firearms safety to students that are 12 – 14 years of age. 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 are not allowed in the school building this year. Students should bring their own snack. Register by April 26th. Early registration is recommended as the class size is limited to 15 students. The instructors will supply the guns.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,  May 3, 4, 6, 7, 2021; 3:30-7:00 p.m.; Cherry School; and Saturday, May 8, 2021; 8:00 a.m.; Hibbing Rifle Range;  Class fee $6 (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.



Basic intro to NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program). Students in grades 5 through 12 are welcome to sign up to learn the basics of this fast growing sport. Learn about the specific equipment and basic techniques used in this national archery program. No experience needed. Students with some physical disabilities welcome. Archery glove recommended; all other standard NASP equipment is provided.  Register by April 19th.

 Monday and Thursday, May 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27; 3:00-4:00 p.m.; Cherry School, outside if weather permits; Class Fee $46



55+ Driver Discount Program (4 hr. refresher)

William Ulvi

Refresher course for those who have already completed the full course and would like to extend the auto insurance discount. Improve your driving skills. Register by April 29th.

Thursday, May 6, 2021; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $24


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 May 4th.


Tuesday and Thursday, May 11 and 13, 2021; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Cherry Art Room; Class Fee $15, Supply Fee, approximately $20



55+ Driver Discount Program (Full 8 hr. Course)

William Ulvi

This course will save you 10% on your auto insurance for 3 years. There are no written or behind the wheel tests. Improve your driving skills. Register by May 4th.

Tuesday and Thursday, May 11 and 13, 2021; 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $28


Basic Equine Nutrition

Linda Scott

The what, why, and how, to feed your horse. Register by May 7th.

Saturday, May 15, 2021; 12:00-2:00 p.m.; Cherry School; Class Fee $12


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 privately in half-hour increments. Four lessons for $61. Books will be available for purchase. For more information and to set up a lesson time, call instructor Carol Andrews at 218-744-5392. If desired, lessons can be taken remotely, via FaceTime or Zoom.


Little Tigers

Charley Olson, Afternoons; Gavin Andrews. 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. All students must be registered before attendance. Register at least one week in advance of participation. 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.  A light snack is provided each afternoon. 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.

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