South Ridge Community Education
Lenny Johnson, Coordinator (218)345-6720
6623 Evergreen Lane,
Alborn, MN 55702


Register for a class online at, (click on “Community Education” under “Quick Links for Community”) or by emailing or calling Lenny Johnson well in advance of the date listed. Send registration form and
class fee (checks should be made payable to ISD #2142 Community Education) to the address listed above or drop
off at the South Ridge office in an envelope marked “Community Education”. early; classes cancel 1-2 days before the class due to low enrollment. Supply fees are paid to the instructor on the first day of the class. Class information
and downloadable registration form are also available at under “Community Education”.




Exploring What Your Computer Can Do!
The topics covered by the class will be decided by the class registrants. Prepare a list of 10 items you want to learn in this class and submit them with your registration. Examples could be: make a DVD of my pictures, Skype my grandchildren, organize my files using Google, save my pictures to the cloud, etc. Bring your laptop computer if you have one. Computers will be provided for those without a laptop. (Please indicate this when registering also.) Register by Nov. 1 to prevent class from cancelling. Class is Nov. 9 and Nov. 16.
Wes Berntson
Room 202          Thursdays              Nov. 9 and 16
$30 fee               2 Nights                  6:00-8:00 P.M.

Christmas Tea and Tour of Glensheen Mansion!
Enjoy the splendor of seeing the Glensheen Mansion with all of its holiday decorations and Christmas trees! Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. The 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region. Arrive at Glensheen at 1:45 P.M. for a guided tour of the first and second floors, followed by high tea (tea sandwiches and small cakes provided by the Duluth Grill) in Glensheen’s winter garden room. $37 fee includes guided tour and high tea. Transportation on your own. Plan to arrive by 1:45P.M. for the 2:00 tour. Registration required by 10/27; space is limited. Tea and tour are Dec. 10.

$37 fee                      Sunday Dec. 10 @ 1:45 P.M.



   “Jersey Boys” on Broadway - Motor Coach Trip to Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis

Matinee Performance - Lenny Johnson, Trip Escort

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times.

Join us on this day trip on Saturday, April 28, 2018 with Community Education. The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor-coach, 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 6:00 P.M. at “The Winds Steakhouse” or at the restaurant of your choice at the Grand Casino Hinckley. (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 “The Winds Steakhouse” when you register for the trip in order for a reservation to be made 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 must be 5 years old and up; 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

This escorted trip is Saturday, April 28, 2018; Bus leaves South Ridge School parking lot at 10:30 A.M. and returns to South Ridge at 8:45 P.M.; $129 per person.



Fitness Center
Work out with Treadmills, Ellipticals, Recumbent Elliptical, Bikes, Free Weights, Kettlebells, and Nautilus Machines.

Hours: 6-8:00 A.M. and 2:00-7:00 P.M. M-F

Enrolled students: free.

18-year-olds/adult : $20.00 a month

Couples: $25.00 a month

Family: $30.00 a month

Hero’s discount: firefighters and police officers pay ½ fee.

Buy 3 consecutive months in advance, and get the next month free!

Pay as you go: $4 per time!

Remember that the Little Panthers Program is available from 6-8 A.M. and 3-6 P.M. on school days for parents who want to exercise and need a place for their children to go; fill out forms ahead of time and pay the Little Panther fees.

To register, stop by the Fitness Center during open hours and get a registration form from the Fitness Center attendant.

Karate North Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do is a great way to gain physical and mental benefits such as increased flexibility, poise, endurance, focus, and strength. It is a great sport offered for ages 8 to adult. Parents of new students should be there for the first half of the first day. Check us out on Facebook: or direct questions to:  Testing for belts, pads, and uniform have an additional fee. We have a discount for families: first person pays $65, second pays $55, third pays $45, and fourth pays $35.  
Ryan Niesen & Nic Mathiowetz

                   Beginning Tae Kwon Do  
           Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.        Sept. 12 – Nov. 30

See fees above    First session            4:00-5:00 P.M.                    
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.         Dec. 5 – Mar. 1

See fees above    Second session       4:00-5:00 P.M.                    

Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.         Mar. 6 – May 31

See fees above    Third session           4:00-5:00 P.M.                    
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.         June 5 – Aug. 23

See fees above    Summer session      4:00-5:00 P.M.                    

        Advanced Tae Kwon Do  
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.          Sept. 12 – Nov. 30

See fees above    First session             5:00-6:00 P.M.                    
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.          Dec. 5 – Mar. 1

See fees above    Second session        5:00-6:00 P.M.                    

Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.          Mar. 6 – May 31

See fees above    Third session            5:00-6:00 P.M.                     
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.          June 5 – Aug. 23

See fees above    Summer session       5:00-6:00 P.M.                    

CCC Exercise Club (Calisthenics, Conversation, and Coffee)

For beginner-to-intermediate fitness levels, follow videos for low-impact walking-in-place, light weight-training with free weights, beginning yoga and tai chi, and stretching exercises for cardiovascular, muscle, and joint health. All exercises performed at beginner or intermediate levels but can be adapted to standing or sitting in a chair for those with limited abilities or to more strenuous levels with heavier weights. Stay after class for conversation and coffee. Join the class at any time during the session and pay a pro rata fee.

Lenny Johnson

Fitness Center     M, T, TH and F      Sept. 5 – Dec. 1

$45 fee                First session          8:00-9:00 A.M.

Fitness Center     M, T, TH and F      Dec. 4 – Mar. 2

$45 fee                Second session     8:00-9:00 A.M.

Fitness Center     M, T, TH and F      Mar. 5 – June 1

$45 fee                Third session         8-00-9:00 A.M.

Fitness Center     M, T, TH and F      June 4 – Aug. 30

$45 fee                Summer session    8:00-9:00 A.M.


Yoga for Core Strength and Stability
Build a practice with breath exploration, sun salutations, standing and seated poses as well as beginner inversions and arm balances. This class will focus on better alignment of the pelvis and spine to facilitate functional movement. Somatic exercises will be included to release chronically tense muscles. Relaxation and meditation will close out each session to create space in the body and mind for change to occur. Some yoga experience preferred but modifications and props will be provided to assist all levels. Please bring a water bottle and mat if you have one. If you don’t have a mat, there will be extras on site. Props and blankets provided. This class is taught by Tiffany, 200 RYT, who has previously taught beginner, vinyasa, yin, power and fusion yoga at locations such as The Lotus Center, The Well, and Snap Fitness Lakeside. No class on 12/26 or 1/2.
Tiffany Winchenbach
Library              Tuesdays                  Sept. 12 – Oct. 31
$60/session      First session             6:30-7:30 P.M.
Library              Tuesdays                  Nov. 21 – Jan. 23
$60/session      Second session        6:30-7:30 P.M.

Drop in at any yoga class for $9 per class.

Beginning Ballroom Dance
Add some excitement and exercise to your life while having fun and socializing! Learn basic ballroom dance steps to help you feel comfortable dancing at the next wedding or event you attend! You will learn beginning dances, such as the classic waltz and foxtrot. Singles are welcome. Wear shoes which are suitable to dancing (must be able to slide on floor). Instructor taught ballroom dance on cruise ships for several years and was a ballroom dance instructor on German television for 7 years.
James Sodeman
Choir Room         Thursdays             Sept. 14 & 21
$25 fee                 2 nights                 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Line Dancing for Fun and Exercise!
Follow along beginning, step-by-step video instruction to learn the most popular line dances, or, if you already know the steps, you will learn how to spice them up! We will learn and practice several dances, such as Electric Slide, Cha-Cha Slide, Wobble, Two-Step Line Dance, Cupid Shuffle, Cotton Eyed Joe, Footloose, and Tush Push. Come and join the fun!
Choir room           Mondays               Oct. 9 - Nov. 20 (no class on 11/13)
$15 fee                 Weekly                  6:30-7:30 P.M.


   Indoor Walk
Get your exercise by walking indoors at the school from 6:30-7:30 A.M. and 6:00-9:00 P.M. Building is not open
   when school is not in session. Please bring clean dry shoes. $5 fee for the year.

Cross-Country Skiing
Thinking about skiing? Check out our Facebook page for "South Ridge School Trails" for the latest trail-grooming information.





Little Panthers Program

Before-and-after-school safe activities for grades pre-K to grade 6.

6:00-8 A.M. and after school until 6:00 P.M.

  • Activities full of learning, exercise, and fun.
  • Convenient location in your child’s school.
  • Leadership by experienced and caring adults.

Fees (due Friday of each week): Morning session - $2 per child per day; Afternoon session - $5 per day for first child
and $4 per day for each additional child. Call Lenny Johnson at 345-6720 for more information or email: All students must have a registration form on file before attendance (available
online at and click on “Community Education” or from the office). Please note that we will
be strict in charging a $5 per week late fee on all balances not paid by Friday of the week your child attends.

***NEW! Beginning GymnasticsErin Jackson***
This gymnastics class for girls and boys in grades K – 6 will begin on Monday, Nov. 20 and run for 9 sessions; held in the Choir Room. This class will be an introduction to the basic techniques of gymnastics. Students will learn beginner tumbling and balance beam skills, strength, and flexibility.

                           Grades K–3: 3:30-4:30 P.M.              Grades 4–6: 4:30 to 5:30 P.M.

Class will meet on: Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, and Feb 12

Cost is $70 for the first child in the family, $60 for the second child, $50 for the third child, and $40 for the fourth child. Meet in the Forum after school. Bring a light snack to eat at that time. Please wear leggings or shorts and a tight t-shirt or a leotard. All long hair must be worn in a ponytail. Bring your own water bottle. Students in Grades 4 – 6 will be supervised in the Forum by the Little Panthers staff until their class time. Students in Grades K – 3 can go to Little Panthers after their class until parents can pick them up (must be picked up by 6:00 P.M.). The cost for Little Panthers is included in the rates above.


Wednesday Kids’ After-School Camps
Join in the fun of learning new activities with other kids from your school! Preregistration is required; space is limited. Students can be sent to Little Panthers after Camp ends but must be picked up by 6:00 P.M. (No additional fee is required for this, but you must give us advance notice.) Students will meet in the forum as soon as school is dismissed, have a light snack (we provide), and begin camp according to the following schedule:

  1. “Bots Good” (STEM) - Sept. 27 - America's Fun Science presents a hands-on, electrical robotics class featuring Brush-Bot. Assemble unique and individualized Brush-Bots and race them to the finish line! Then take your Brush-Bot home to impress friends and family! Class provides a theoretical understanding of electrical circuits and magnetism. Grades 2 – 6. Registration required by Sept. 13 to prevent camp from cancelling. Room 202, Sept. 27, 2:15 – 3:15 P.M.; $20 fee.
  2. Kids’ Taste of the World – Nov. 1El Dia de los Muertos - Lyndi Sakuray - Do you like learning about the countries and people of the world? Do you enjoy cooking and trying new foods? Join us for a culinary journey as we explore the country of Mexico with our taste buds! We will learn about Mexico and celebrate the Mexican holiday of November 1, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and will then prepare and taste some traditional Mexican dishes. Bring the recipes home to try with your family. Grades 2 – 6. Register by Oct. 25 to prevent camp from cancelling. FACS Room, Nov. 1, 2:15 to 4:45 P.M.; $20 fee.
  3. Forensics – Where Has My Little Dog Gone? – Nov. 29 – Emergency Outfitters - Little Buddy the dog has been dognapped! Now that ransom has been paid and he is safely back home, it’s time to examine the evidence and catch the culprit. Students will perform several scientific and forensic experiments with the evidence to determine which of the 64 inhabitants of Newton took Buddy the dog. Grades 4 –8. Registration required by Nov. 20 to prevent class from cancelling. Room 202; Nov. 29, 2:15-4:45 P.M.; $27 fee.
  4. Kids’ Taste of the World – Dec. 6 - Japan - Lyndi Sakuray – This time we will take a culinary journey to Japan with our taste buds! We will learn about the country and culture of Japan and will then prepare and taste some traditional Japanese foods. Bring the recipes home to try with your family. Grades 2 – 6. Register by Nov. 30 to prevent camp from cancelling. FACS Room, Dec. 6, 2:15 to 4:45 P.M.; $20 fee.



Babysitting 101 ***** DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!!! *****
This course follows the American Academy of Pediatrics – Babysitter Lessons And Safety Training (BLAST). Students learn current practices for safety and injury prevention, first aid basics, feeding and caring for infants, how to handle behavior problems, and how to manage their babysitting business. Students receive a reference book, recipe and game handouts, babysitting bag, and first aid kit. Ages 9 and up. Register by Dec. 1 to prevent class from cancelling. Class is Dec. 9.
Emergency Outfitters
Room 200                 Saturday             Dec. 9
$56 fee                                                 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.


South Ridge Ski and Snowshoe Club
Students from 1st through 6th grade are welcome to join the club. We will ski and snowshoe the South Ridge groomed ski trails on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 P.M. and a couple Saturdays throughout the season. Ski/snowshoe gear and after- school snacks will be provided. There will be an orientation on December 7, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:00 P. M. in the Forum. will try on gear, and parents will get a schedule for the season. Adult volunteers are welcome - adults please bring own skis or snowshoes.

Robert Dunsmore
Ski Trails             Thursdays beginning Dec. 7              3:30-5:00 P.M.
Class fee: $5 payable to ISD #2142 and $10 payable to South Ridge School Nature Club



The instructor will teach 5 separate beading classes which are chosen by the class on each date; limited to the first
10 who sign up and pay the fee for each class. The supply fee is not yet known. Come at 8:30 to pick out beads. Vegetarian potluck.

Diane Netzloff

Cotton Community Center             Class Dates: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, & Jan. 6 (all Saturdays)

$18 fee per class date                                                   8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.


Sunflower Painting with Acrylics
Instructor will lead participants in the creation of a sunflower painting on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas using acrylic paints. All supplies included. You will leave class with a completed painting. Ages 13 and up welcome. Register by Sept. 11 to prevent class from cancelling. Class date is Sept. 15.
321 Art Studio
Art room                                      Friday               Sept. 15
$35 fee (includes all supplies)    1 night               6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

Fall Landscape Painting with Oils
Instructor will lead participants in the creation of a fall landscape painting on a 11x14 canvas panel using
water-miscible oil paints (no fumes!). All supplies included. You will leave class with a completed painting.

Ages 13 and up welcome. Register by Oct. 23 to prevent class from cancelling. Class date is Oct. 27.
321 Art Studio
Art room                                          Friday              Oct. 27
$35 fee (includes all supplies)        1 night              6:00 – 7:30 P.M.


Learn to turn wood on a lathe and make a wooden bowl, vase, platter, or wooden treasure of your choice to take home. Class size is limited to 2 each night.

Jerry Maly

Industrial Arts Room       Tuesday              Choose one: Oct. 10, 17, or 24

$30 fee & $10 supply fee                            6:00-8:00 P.M.


International Kitchen – Peru
his cooking class for adults will explore the culture and traditions of Peru. We will prepare and enjoy a Peruvian-inspired meal while learning about this South American country and its culture and traditions. The cuisine will be full of flavor, but not spicy. We will enjoy an appetizer and steak stir fry along with a traditional Peruvian soft drink. Register by Oct. 25 to prevent class from cancelling. Class date is Nov. 1.
Lyndi Sakuray
FACS room                                         Wednesday             Nov. 1
$20 fee+$10 supply fee for dinner      1 night                      5:15 – 7:45 P.M.

International Kitchen – Japan
This adult cooking class will delve into the country of Japan and explore its customs and culture. We will prepare and enjoy a traditional, Japanese-inspired dinner consisting of fried noodles, teriyaki chicken, and vegetable tempura served with miso soup and green tea. Register by Nov. 29 to prevent class from cancelling. Class date is Dec. 6.
Lyndi Sakuray
FACS room                                         Wednesday                Dec. 6
$20 fee+$10 supply fee for dinner      1 night                         5:15 – 7:45 P.M.


Drawing 101
This class is developed to enhance your skills through the basic fundamentals of drawing. When building a house, you must start with a solid foundation, and the same can be said for drawing. At one point or another, all great artists started drawing at the same level as the rest of us. The study of their craft and countless hours of dedicated practice honed their abilities. We can all achieve better results through continued study and practice. Topics covered: drawing choice, graphing technique, shading, composition, horizontal level, perspective, and vanishing points. Fee includes all four nights of class plus supplies, including paper and drawing pencils, but you may bring your own 8 ½” x 11” drawing pad if you wish.
Denis Sawyer
Art Room             Wednesdays                 Jan. 3, 10, 17 & 24
4 nights                         6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
$25 fee (for all 4 nights and includes supplies)

Community Choir
If you love to sing, join us each week to practice for the occasional community event. We do need to prepare for
you, so call Lenny Johnson at 345-6720 or email: to register.

Deb Neuman

Choir Room                  Wednesdays beginning 9/13

$5 fee for all year          Weekly                        5:00 – 6:00 P.M.


   Piano Lessons

Learn to play piano or improve upon what you have learned in the past during ½-hour lessons beginning at 2:00 P.M.
and ending by 4:30 P.M. on Wednesdays. Register early to get your preferred time slot. Fee will be $18 for a half-hour lesson, payable in advance, plus a $5 Community Education fee for the entire semester. You are responsible for the
cost of books.

Ruth Beckwith

Band Room                   Wednesdays              Sign up for lesson times
$18 per half-hour lesson plus $5 fee per semester, payable in advance.


Book Club
Join our book club as we enjoy reading and discussing a book together once per month. Please read “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah for the first session on Oct. 5. The club will then pick the book for the next month. Join at any time during the year.
Conference Room          Thursdays beginning Oct. 5          First Thurs. of each month
$5 fee for the year          Monthly                                         7:00 P.M.




Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED ***** DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!!!! *****
This American Heart Association Heartsaver course is designed especially for those involved in childcare and new parents. This course also meets Minnesota state requirements for daycare providers. Topics include First Aid Basics for Medical Emergencies, Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, CPR for Children and Infants as well as use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Registration required by Dec. 1 to prevent class from being cancelled. Ages 9 and up.
Emergency Outfitters
Room 202                   Saturday               Dec. 9
$81 fee includes text and card                 8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.


   55+ Driver Improvement Courses
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering 55+ Driver Improvement Courses at South Ridge School.
   Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for
   three years, according to Minnesota law. First-time participants must complete an initial eight hours of training to get
   the 10% discount and then complete a four-hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10% discount. The
   Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety & Research
   Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be
   provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. This class has something
  for everyone. To register or get more information, visit or call toll-free 1-888-234-1294.


         4-Hr. Refresher Course:

         Bill Ulvi

         Room 202              Thursday               Sept. 21
$22 fee                   1 night                   5:00-9:00 P.M.

         Register at or call toll-free 1-888-234-1294.


         8-Hr., First Time Participant Course:
Date and time to be announced at a later date.