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  • *NEW* Centennial Hiking Club: Brown’s Creek Trail Hike

    We’ll start at the eastern end of Stillwater and head up and away from the scenic St. Croix River and travel along the picturesque route of Brown’s Creek westward nearing the Gateway Trail. The route up is a gentle uphill hike with a return trip working our way back the same trail back into Stillwater. Much of the trail travels through wooded areas on a paved trail. Come enjoy the views! 
  • *NEW* Centennial Hiking Club: Stillwater Walking Tour

    Stillwater Minnesota is filled with history and has a beautiful setting for hiking. Explore some of the historic buildings downtown and then head up to the residential South Hill area which includes many homes that are part of the Heirloom Homes and Landmark Sites Program. We’ll explore several of the loops in the area to view homes dating back to the 1800s. The settings in these neighborhoods are unique due to the hillside bluffs. With lumber driving the local economy and creating wealth for a number of families the South Hill of Stillwater was a fashionable place to live. 
  • *NEW* Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn

    From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last hot dish is served, the coffee pot is drained, and the JELL-O molds are put away, these steadfast women head to their homesteads, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. Between picking eggs and dusting knickknacks, the Ladies congregate with some of the other characters who inhabit their community. YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950's with plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs. Price includes lunch, with full soup and salad bar, turkey and mashed potato, vegetable, bread, pie, and coffee or lemonade; show ticket at the intimate Ames Center in Burnsville; and transportation. Registration deadline October 1, no refunds thereafter.Tuesday, October 30, 10 am - 5 pm (approx). Show time 1 pmPick up at the Lino Lakes YMCA.
  • *NEW* Cirque Du Soleil at Target Center

    Community Education has secured discount tickets for Cirque Du Soleil-Corteo at Target Center. These discounted tickets include all taxes and fees. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.Pick up you tickets at the Community Education office before the event. Transportation is not provided. Register by Oct 8. No refunds after Oct 8. Tickets have been reserved in the lower level, section 109 for Centennial.Event: Sunday, November 11, 1 p.m. 
  • *NEW* Early Film Treasures: 1896-1901

    Learn all about the birth of the movies. This is your chance to see footage of nearly two dozen movies from the world's earliest films, including the very first movie ever made. Enjoy rarely seen footage from the likes of Thomas Edison and the Lumiere brothers while also learning about the earliest days of the film industry. Learn where the first movies were made, how people saw movies before the creation of the first movie theaters, and even see the only existing footage of the real Annie Oakley. This is a terrific opportunity to see how the movie industry started and to see some of the most influential movies ever made.
  • *NEW* Guided Night Hike

    Explore the night time world and some of the Minnesota animals that frequent it. Take a night time trek around Wargo Nature Center’s Heritage Lab property listening for owls and looking at the stars. Bring a flashlight and bundle up.
  • *NEW* Holiday Shop

    This is a shopping trip you don't want to miss! Whether you are looking for gifts or just fun items for yourself, this is the trip to take, and you don't need to worry about finding parking. The day will start at Home Essentials Boutique. With over 175 juried vendors, you will always find fabulous furniture, original florals, exceptional gourmet foods and one-of-a-kind gifts at affordable prices. The boutique will open an hour early just for our bus trip and provide us with extra-special goodies. We will then visit Bachman's to view all the beautiful holiday decorations and unique gift items. Our last stop will be the Mall of America for lunch on your own and shopping at your leisure. This trip will surely help to get you into the festive holiday mood with all the beautiful decorations! The trip includes three stops and as much walking as you care to do. Register by Nov. 2.  No refunds after the registration deadline. Pick up at the Lino Lakes YMCA
  • *NEW* Nitro Circus at Target Center

    Community Education has secured discount tickets for Nitro Circus at Target Center. These discounted tickets include all taxes and fees. Nitro Circus’ biggest moments, and some of its most notorious stacks, have come from the mind of action sports icon Travis Pastrana. The Nitro Circus ringleader has an uncanny ability to encourage the best riders on the planet to go big or go home… In some cases, despite their better judgment! With the all-new You Got This tour, watch Travis and company ramp up the shenanigans with the greatest, stupidest, funniest show in Nitro history. Nitro Circus You Got This tour will feature the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Scooter and Inline, including multiple X Games medalists and several Nitro World Games champions.  Seats have been reserved in section 201 for Centennial. Pick up you tickets at the Community Education office before the event. Transportation is not provided.   Register by September 20. No refunds thereafter. Event: Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 pm
  • *NEW* Stillwater Boat Cruise and Lunch

    Welcome aboard! Create lasting memories and experience the beauty of this National Parkway, the scenic St. Croix River. Join us for a 2-hour fall color ride leaving from Stillwater. Relax and enjoy the view and a great lunch. Lunch includes a deli buffet of sliced meats and cheeses served with fresh bakery rolls, sandwich fixings, fresh fruit, seasonal salad and a warm entrée selection and a gourmet cookie assortment. After the ride, you'll have an hour to explore the shops of Stillwater, sit and enjoy the water, stop for ice cream, or whatever you choose to do. Trip includes, motor coach, boat ride, lunch and tour guide. Pick up location at Lino Lakes YMCA. Registration deadline September 26, no refunds thereafter.
  • *NEW* The Star Wars Holiday Special

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most bizarre television events of all time: The Star Wars Holiday Special. Aired only once the winter after the first Star Wars movie released, this strange variety show featured all of the stars of Star Wars, including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, alongside the likes of Bea Arthur, Art Carney, and Chewbacca’s family. There were songs, comedy sketches, cartoons, and more and it was terrible. This is your chance to hear the story of this failed experiment with rare footage of the special that George Lucas himself threatened to destroy with an ax.
  • Ghosts of Anoka Tour

    Stories abound in Anoka of odd happenings and eerie encounters. A house with a rocking chair that rocks by itself, a business where employees see a woman in the mirror, doors that lock themselves, displays that change on their own and unexplained cold drafts. A costumed tour guide will take you on a walk through historic neighborhoods of Anoka. You’ll view from the outside homes and businesses that have been privy to some unexplained events. Your guide will share real stories that have been brought to the Anoka County Historical Society by the people who live and work in these buildings. Some history, some folklore; these stories are just a part of the fun you will experience. Tours run rain or shine, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes (tour covers 15 blocks of city streets).
  • Stargazing with Mike Lynch

    Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Golden Lake Elementary. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of their great stories behind them. Start off with a half hour of indoor orientation of the night sky, and then head outside to gaze through large reflecting telescopes, including two giant reflector telescopes that are among the biggest mobile scopes in Minnesota for close up views of star clusters, galaxies and other magic in our early autumn skies. Mike will also bring a telescope-astrophotography system for really distant targets such as galaxies millions of light years away.  All are welcome, but most appropriate for children ages six and up.If registering as a family, only one family member needs to register. Then select family price.
  • Trout Fishing Day Trip (Southeast MN)

    Most Minnesotans are unaware of the fantastic experience of trout fishing and have never had the opportunity to try it or be introduced to it. There are many misconceptions about the difficulties in catching trout and the need for learning master fly-casting. If you have a taste for adventure or want to try something new when it comes to the great outdoors this day trip to Southeast MN is for you. The trip consists of hiking, photography, wildlife viewing, trout fishing and plenty of outdoor fun. Join your guide in the classroom to discuss gear, fishing equipment, and what to expect on this adventure. Then follow your guide into the bluff country of southeast MN to apply what you have learned on the trout stream. Don’t have your own equipment? No problem, equipment can be provided or bring your own. Trip is designed for the beginner and non-fly fishermen, but any level is welcome including fly fishermen. This is a great way to explore the state and an excellent parent child experience.
  • Wolf Howl Bonfire

    Meet and learn about some of Minnesota’s most fascinating wildlife during a bonfire program at the areas premiere wildlife facility, the Wildlife Science Center. The center’s resident wolves, mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, lynx and raptors will be the focus of this incredible opportunity. At the conclusion of the program, sit fireside and toast marshmallows while the wolves fill the darkness around you with their incredible wild song (feel free to join in if you like).