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

mail: srce@isd2142.k12.mn.us

Register for a class online at
www.southridgeschool.net, (click on “Community Education”) 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
www.southridgeschool.net under “Community Education”.
Classes are open to everyone, not just children and families of South Ridge students!

 

 

GENERAL INTEREST

 

Ice Cream Social at South Ridge School!

Join your neighbors and fellow community members for free ice cream and to discuss strategies to reduce substance use and abuse in our community.  All ages are welcome!  Contact Alicia Randall , Public Health Educator for St. Louis County Public Health & Human Services, at (218) 726-2481 with any questions.  Sponsored by South Ridge Drug Prevention Coalition and S.A.L.T. (South Arrowhead Lutherans Together).

School Forum                       Wednesday                           Sept. 12

Free                                                                                    6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. 


 

Victorian Mansion Tour and Lunch - Robert Quené, Superior Public Museums

Step back in history with a 45-minute tour of the authentically restored, Queen Anne style, Fairlawn Mansion. Built as the family home for 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 murals on the ceilings and 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 include Mandarin orange chicken pasta salad, croissant, fruit kabob, 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 A.M.-1:00 P.M.; Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. 2nd St., Superior, WI, 54880; Class Fee $30.


 

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

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 vocal choir backed by local musicians and directed by Innkeeper, Jerry Phillips.

The Inn is fully decorated for the season: her pillars are 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 (restroom 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 tip and gratuity.


 

t “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 (restroom 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 may not be suitable for younger 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 South Ridge School parking lot at 10:30 A.M. and returns to South Ridge at 8:45 P.M.; $110 per person.


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

Travel to St. Paul by deluxe motor-coach bus 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 (restroom 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.

 

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

Lance Viche Fitness Center –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The South Ridge Fitness Center is now certified for insurance reimbursement with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Partners,

Medica, Preferred One, and UCare.  Pay your membership fee, come and work out, and get reimbursed for your membership fee while getting healthier!  Work out with Treadmills, Ellipticals, Recumbent Elliptical, Bikes, Free Weights, Kettlebells, and Nautilus Machines.  

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

Rates:  Enrolled students-free; Adults Age 18 and Older-$20.00 a month; Married Couples-$30.00 a month; Family (defined as members of an immediate family, i.e., married adults and any children under 18 or children who are full-time college students age 22 and under living in the same household)-$40.00 a month. Pay as you go -$5 per time!   To register, stop by the Fitness Center during open hours and get a registration form from the Fitness Center attendant.


 

Essential Oils 101

Learn about the history of Essential Oils, how Essential Oils work, and how to safely use them, plus sample some items made with Essential Oils. (Health and wellness products made with Essential Oil will be available for purchase after class.)

Instructor:  Carol Severson

Room 202                                             Thursday               Sept. 20

$10 Fee                                                                                6:30-8:00 P.M.


 

CCC Exercise Club (Calisthenics, Conversation, and Coffee) - Lenny Johnson

For beginner-to-intermediate fitness levels, follow videos for low-impact walking-in-place, light weight-training with free weights, 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.  Fitness Center; M, T, TH and F year-round, 8:00-9:00 A.M.; $20/month fee.  ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT!


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: www.facebook.com/karatenorthtkd or direct questions to:  karatenorthtkd@gmail.com.  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.   

Instructor:  Ryan Niesen

              Beginning Tae Kwon Do   
          
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.      Sept. 11 – Nov. 29

See fees above     First session           4:00-5:00 P.M. 
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.      Dec. 4 – Feb. 28

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

Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.      Mar. 5 – May 30

See fees above     Third session         4:00-5:00 P.M.  
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.      June 4 – Aug. 22

See fees above     Summer session  4:00-5:00 P.M.                    
     Advanced Tae Kwon Do 
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.      Sept. 11 – Nov. 29

See fees above     First session           4:00-5:00 P.M.
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.      Dec. 4 – Feb. 28S
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ee fees above     Second session     5:00-6:00 P.M.     
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.      Mar. 5 – May 30

See fees above     Third session       5:00-6:00 P.M.    
Choir room           Tues. & Thurs.      June 4 – Aug. 22

See fees above     Summer session  5:00-6:00 P.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 10/18 or 12/27.

Instructor:  Tiffany Winchenbach   

Library                   Thursdays                             Sept. 13-Nov. 1

$65/session           First session                           6:30-7:30 P.M.

Library                   Thursdays                             Nov. 29-Jan. 17

$65/session           Second session                     6:30-7:30 P.M.

Drop in at any yoga class for $10 per time.


 

    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 this winter?  Check out our Facebook page for "South Ridge School Trails" for the latest trail-grooming information.



Scuba Diving

Learn to scuba dive with Lake Superior Divers Supply!

Instructor:  Joe Cheetham

Virginia School Pool- Enter door #12             

Sat., Sept. 15     10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Sun., Sept. 16     10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Sat., Sept. 29     10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Sun., Sept. 30     10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Fee:  $199 per person

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

 

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:  southridgelittlepanthers@gmail.com.  All students must have a registration form on file before attendance (available online at southridgeschool.net 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.

 

4-H Afterschool with Little Panthers

4-H Afterschool is a program offered in partnership between the University of Minnesota Extension 4-H and the South Ridge School Little Panthers Program.  The 4-H programming will be part of Little Panthers on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 3:30-4:30 P.M.

4-H provides hands-on learning and exploration in projects such as Leadership, Citizenship, Health, Foods, and Science. 4-H members develop leadership skills through leading club activities and demonstrating different projects and service.  In addition to leadership, 4-H members learn other transferrable skills:  problem solving, decision making, empathy, communication, planning, collaboration, and critical thinking.  In the past, topics explored included: health, folklore, pet care, bridge building, beekeeping, nature, and traditions. This program is available to students in grades 1-5. Join 4-H for fun and “Learning by Doing”! 

In order to register, you must complete Little Panthers enrollment form (available online at southridgeschool.net and click on “Community Education” or in the office).  Each student who wants to participate should go to Little Panthers right after school on 4-H days and participate in 4-H with other Little Panther students.  Students must be picked up from Little Panthers no later than 6:00 P.M.

Room 200                             2nd & 4th Thursdays of Month                           Beginning Sept. 27

$5 per day for first child and $4 per day for each additional child                  3:30-4:30 P.M.

Grades:  1-5


 

Painting for Kids

Create a landscape painting on a 11x14 canvas panel using acrylic paints.   All supplies and snack included.   You will leave class with a completed painting.  Students in grades 3-8 are welcome!  Register by Oct. 18.

Instructor:  321 Art Studio

Elementary Art Room         Thursday              Oct. 25

$15 Fee                                                                  3:15-5:00 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 6, 2018 from 3:30 to 5:00 P. M. in the Forum. Students will try on gear, and parents will get a schedule for the season.   Adult volunteers are welcome - adults please bring own skis or snowshoes.

Instructor:  Robert Dunsmore                          

Ski Trails               Thursdays beginning Dec. 6                              3:30-5:00 P.M.

Class fee: $5 payable to ISD #2142 and $10  payable to South Ridge School Nature Club

 

Cheerleading

Come and try out to be on this year’s cheer squad!  Tryouts will be held on Monday, Sept. 10  after school from 3:20-5:20 P.M. for anyone in grades 6-12.  Practice will be held every Wednesday throughout the football  season from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and football games are on Fridays.  Practice during basketball season will be determined before the beginning of the season. $20 participation fee for anyone who makes it on the squad.

Advisor:  Lisa Fosness

Try-outs in Forum                               Monday                                                Sept. 10

$20 yearly fee for anyone who makes it on the squad                                3:20-5:20 P.M.

 

Gymnastics

Gymnastics will be back after Thanksgiving.  Watch for more information to be sent home from school with your child, or check on the school website under “Community Education” for more information.

 

 

ARTS, CRAFTS, & HOBBIES

 

Wine and Paint Nite

Grab some friends (or come by yourself!) and pull up a seat at the Cast Iron Bar & Grill for painting and wine!  You will create your own masterpiece using acrylic paint with the help of the instructor and be entertained by her as you do!  $40 fee includes all painting supplies.  Food and drink are not included in the fee.  (You pay out-of-pocket for whatever food and beverages you order.)  Ages:  Age 21 and older.  Register by Nov. 2.

Instructor:  LadyDi Painting                           

Cast Iron Bar & Grill

5906 Old Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth                        Friday                    Nov. 9

$40 fee                                                                                                                  6:00-9:00 P.M.

                                                                                                

Learn to Make Crème Brûlée

Crème brûlée, also known as burnt cream or Trinity cream, is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a texturally contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar.  This class will teach you how to make it yourself, and you will get to sample the dessert at the end of class!  Register by Oct. 25.

Instructor:  Tim Mettner

FACS Room                         Thursday               Nov. 1

$10 Fee                                                              7:00 P.M.

 

Monochromatic Flower Painting

Create a Monochromatic Flower Painting on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas using acrylic paints.   All supplies included.   You will leave class with a completed painting.  No experience necessary;  Ages: Adult.  Register by Oct. 18.

Instructor: 321 Art Studio                

Art Room                              Thursday               Oct. 25

$35 Fee                                                              6:00-7:30 P.M.

 

Winter Landscape Painting

Paint a winter landscape on a 11x14 canvas panel using water-miscible oil paints.   All supplies included.   You will leave class with a completed painting.  No experience necessary; Ages: Adult.  Register by Nov. 23.

Instructor: 321 Art Studio                

Art Room                              Friday                    Nov. 30

$35 Fee                                                              6:00-7:30 P.M.

 

Woodturning

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.  

Instructor:  Jerry Maly      

Industrial Arts Room                     Tuesday                     Choose one:  Oct. 9, Oct. 16, or Oct. 23

$40 fee & $10 supply fee                                                  6:00-8:00 P.M.

 

Book Club

Join our book club as we enjoy reading and discussing a book together once per month.    Please read “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney for the first session on Oct. 2.  The club will then select the book for the next month.  Join at any time during the year.

Conference Room                               Tuesdays                               First Tuesday of each month

$5 fee for the year                               Monthly                                                  6:30 P.M.

 

 

 SAFETY             

 

    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 www.mnsafetycenter.org or call toll-free 1-888-234-1294.

8-Hr. First-Time Participant Course:

Instructor:  David Greeman

Room 202                             Mon. & Tues.                       Sept. 24 & 25                                      

$26 fee                                  2 nights                                 5:00-9:00 P.M.

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

 

4-Hr. Refresher Courses:

Instructor:  David Greeman

Room 202                             Thurs.                                     Oct. 4                                    

$22 fee                                  1 night                                    5:00-9:00 P.M.

               

Register for either class at www.mnsafetycenter.org or call toll-free 1-888-234-1294.