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                or call (218) 345-6720.)


MN Firearms Safety & Hunter Education

Instructor:  Pheasants Forever of St. Louis/Carlton County

Minnesota law states that all persons born after 12/31/1979 must provide proof of successful completion of a firearms safety or hunter education program in order to purchase a MN hunting license. This course, along with the accompanying field day, satisfies this requirement. The purpose of this MN DNR Hunter Education/Firearms Safety course is to: promote the safe and responsible use of firearms and hunting equipment and to emphasize the importance of wildlife management and regulations.

Cost is $13.50 to register for this course PLUS you will need to pay $7.50 to the MN DNR upon successful completion of the course in order to obtain your Hunter Education/Firearms Safety certificate. Parents are required to attend for the first 30 minutes of the first day of class to complete paperwork. Participants MUST have their driver’s license or Social Security number and date of birth for this paperwork on the first day of class. Must be 11 or older as of first day of class. Attendance at all classroom dates and field day are MANDATORY in order to comply with MN law.  Course limited to 15 students.  Register by Feb. 3.


Wednesdays, Feb. 7–Mar. 6, 5:00-7:00 P.M. + Field day (location & date to be determined; will be a Saturday or Sunday)

Room 221
Fee:  $13.50 for course (plus $7.50 to MN DNR after course completion to get Hunter Safety Certificate from them)


Landscape Painting on Canvas

Instructor:  Northern Exposure Art

Join Carly with Northern Exposure Art to paint your very own masterpiece!  Follow along with step-by-step instruction in this fully-guided class.  All materials needed to paint a 16’ x 20’ canvas will be provided.  Bring a friend or make some new ones!  Food and drink are available for purchase but are not included in the fee.  (You pay out-of-pocket for whatever food and beverages you order.)    

Ages 7 and up

Pike Lake Golf & Beach Club, 4895 Midway Rd., Duluth

Saturday, March 2, 1:00-3:00 P.M.  Register by Feb. 9

Fee:  $46 per person (includes all supplies)


Learn to Machine Sew!

Instructor:  Erin Cox

This class is for beginners who want to learn to sew on a sewing machine. We will be making a 4' x 5' simple block quilt over the course of 2 days.  This class is offered on January 29 and 30 and again on March 18 and 19.  All materials and machines are provided. You are encouraged to bring your own machine if you have one so that you can get used to sewing on it.  (The instructor will contact you after you register to discuss whether you wish to bring your own machine.)  These quilts make great gifts. Bring a friend!  Ages 10 and up.

Monday and Tuesday, Mar. 18 & 19; 6:00-9:00 P.M.  Register by Mar. 11

Band Room

Fee:  $100 (includes all supplies)


Intro to the Power of Story (Online Class)

Instructor:  Arthur Crowell, Sage Mountain Stories

This 3-session class uses Norse and Celtic storytelling to dive into 3 basic principles:  1) The Power of the stories we tell ourselves and allow others to tell us about ourselves, 2) "Feeding the story" as a life skill for interpersonal communication skills and deepening authentic connections, and 3) What we can learn about suffering from these old stories.  Each 3-session class will use a story told in 3 parts followed by a discussion on the 3 basic principles.  We will learn how the stories we tell ourselves, and allow others to tell us about ourselves, can carry a powerful influence over our lives, and how through intentionality, we can recraft our own personal stories.  In feeding the story, we will learn a powerful technique that has brought healing to many people and also how this

technique can be applied to our daily interactions with others and, in so doing, can greatly deepen our understanding of others and allow us to build more authentic, understanding relationships.

Throughout his life, Arthur Crowell has navigated multiple lifetimes worth of the human experience and is now able to share this experience through storytelling.  With his wealth of experience, he has developed curriculum that empowers others to claim the career they have always wanted, navigate life transitions with courage and confidence, heal old and fractured relationships, and have the inspiration to forge new relationships.

This is an online class.  A link to the class will be sent to you once you register.  Register 4 days prior to class start date.

February Story:  “The Maiden of the Glass Mountain” (Norse version) – Thursdays; Feb. 15, 22, & 29

March Story:  “Ash Lad Who Stole the Troll’s Silver Ducks, Coverlet, and Golden Harp” (Norse version) – Tuesdays, Mar. 5, 12, & 19

April Story:  “The Dread Red Ettin” (Celtic version); Wednesdays, Apr. 10, 17, & 24

May Story:  “The Dwarfy Stone” (Norse version), Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20

All Classes from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Fee:  $66 per story (one story has 3 class dates per month)



Hear the crack of the bat at Target Field in Minneapolis! 

Join us on this day trip to see the Minnesota Twins play the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 1:10 P.M
The cost of this day trip includes transportation on a motorcoach bus and game tickets for the Middle Diamond Box, Sections 103 & 104.  We will drop you off at the door and pick you up—no need to worry about parking!  Tickets are limited; there are no refunds for cancellations unless seat can be sold to another party.  All patrons will be refunded if the trip is cancelled due to lack of registrations.  Register online at https://slc2142.revtrak.net or contact your local Community Education Coordinator for other registration options or information.  Students age 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  This is a community-education-sponsored trip – no alcohol is allowed on the bus.  All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Monday, April 1, 2024 at 5:00 P.M.   

This escorted trip is Saturday, May 4, 2024.  Bus leaves Hibbing at 8:00 A.M., Cherry School at 8:15 A.M., Virginia Village Inn at 8:45 A.M., & South Ridge School at 9:30 A.M.  Return to South Ridge School at 7:00 P.M., Virginia Village Inn at 7:45 P.M., Cherry School at 8:15 P.M., and Hibbing at 8:30 P.M.  Additional pick-up/drop-off locations available upon request. We will stop at Hinckley on the way down and the way back for 15 minutes each time.  Cost is $99 per person.




Try or Learn About….
 Or Or Or
Woodworking   Painting   Cooking   Other Cultures


The options are endless!



         6:00-7:00 A.M. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday





For further information or any questions, contact Lenny Johnson, Community Education Coordinator, at or call (218) 345-6720.