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  • *NEW* Animal Tracking (ages 10+)

    Join a CyberTracker-certified wildlife tracker from Wargo Nature Center for an introduction to tracking. Learn about different types of track and sign and put your skills to the test outside to see what you can find. 
  • *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! Instructions for meeting location near the hike’s starting point emailed prior to hike.Hike:  Saturday, May 4, 9 - 11 am (approx.), plus time at the Oasis Cafe' afterwards for those interested.
  • *NEW* Chanhassen Dinner Theater: Mamma Mia!

    Great food and a delightful musical, this trip to the Chanhassen is not to miss. One mom, one daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for your entire family. Price includes transportation, lunch and show. Register by noon on March 12. No refunds thereafter.
  • *NEW* Charlotte's Web

    Chin up! Everybody loves a happy face.This classic reinforces the value of friendship through the story of a pig named Wilbur and his bond with a barn spider named Charlotte. We have secured a group of tickets for our families at a reduced rate. You'll be contacted before the show to pick up your tickets at the Community Education office. The show being performed by the Lakeshore Players Theater at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake. Register by noon on January 18. No refunds thereafter.Saturday, February 16, 4 p.m. showAdults: $18Children: $9 (under age 18)Adults with disabilities admitted for $9 with an adult caregiver at $18. 
  • *NEW* Como Park Conservatory and Keg and Case Market

    Get rid of the mid-winter blues by taking a trip to the tropics. Join us for a trip to the Como Park Conservatory. The spring flower show will be in bloom with beautiful flowers and wonderful smells. We will have a guided tour, as well as time to soak up the warmth and beauty on your own. We will then head to Keg and Case located on the historic grounds of the iconic Schmidt Brewery. Keg and Case West 7th Market is a culinary and retail marketplace - a true community hub for the Twin Cities. Keg and Case is St. Paul's most exciting eating and drinking project since beer was first brewed here in 1855! Inside the market you will find a combination of chef-driven restaurants, craft beer and a uniquely curated market brimming with an eclectic mix of regional goods. Lunch is on your own.Price includes transportation and Conservatory Tour. Bus departs from Lino Lakes YMCA at 8:15 a.m. Register by noon on March 5. No refunds thereafter.
  • *NEW* Explore the Twin Cities

    Grab a special someone and spoil yourself for a special Valentines' Day trip. Minneapolis is beautiful, especially from a warm bus seat in February! This 4-hour trip of Minneapolis and St. Paul will include guided sightseeing of the Mississippi Riverfront, Sculpture Garden, Stone Arch Bridge, St. Anthony Falls, sports stadiums and more. A light lunch and drink will be served at the Urban Growler-the first female-owned brewery in the cities.  Dessert served at Candyland which is known for their popcorn and chocolate, has been in operation in St. Paul since 1932, and has an interesting history with the mob. Trip includes motor coach, guided tour, lunch, a pint of beer or soda, and dessert. Must be 21 to register.  Bus departs from Lino Lakes YMCA at 8:15 am. Trip time is approximate. Must register by February 1. No refunds thereafter. 
  • *NEW* Family Birding

    Come learn about our magnificent feathered friends. We will start this family-friendly program indoors looking at some of the features that make birds so unique. Afterwards we will head outside to look for birds around the nature center, including Kira, our resident red-tailed hawk. Binoculars available for use. 
  • *NEW* James Bond: 65 Years of 007

    Celebrate the adventures of the world's most famous spy in this class from North Metro TV's Eric Houston. Using rarely seen film clips, photographs, and more, Eric will take you through the entire history of James Bond, from his literary origins to the most recent films. Learn where the name James Bond came from, which Hollywood actor was originally cast to play Bond, and even hear the surprising words to the famous James Bond theme song. All of this will be for your eyes only during this great one-hour mission with Agent 007.
  • *NEW* Lindstrom Walking Tour & Picket Fence Gals Occasional Sale

    Lindström, MN “America’s Little Sweden”. Join us for a tour of this picturesque small town settled by Swedish Immigrants in the mid-1800s. We will begin the day visiting the Picket Fence Gals for their monthly sale that hosts unique treasures from over 30 creative vendors. The sale is staged in and around a large Victorian home built in 1885 by Samuel Hallberg, a local druggist. After dropping our purchased treasures back at the vans we’ll begin our walking tour which includes a number of historic homes and businesses in the area. Some points of interest are: the Dinnerbell Restaurant, which stands on the site of Daniel Lindstrom’s first log home and was once the Peninsula Hotel built in 1889. We will stop by the Lindstrom Bakery where you can purchase Scandinavian and Swedish-inspired baked goods. The walking tour routes along the main street catching nice views of Lindstrom Lake and along portions of the north end of town.On our way back home well lunch (on our own) at the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant known for over 50 years serving authentic German food in the Stillwater area. Don’t worry if Schnitzel is not up your alley there are burger and salad options as well. Transportation is provided using our district mini vans. Meet at Centennial District Offices (we will park near the visitor parking). Return time is approximate.
  • *NEW* MN Orchestra Concert & Lunch

    Beginning with the mysterious opening of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto and culminating with the heroic brass fanfare of Strauss' tone poem, the Minnesota Orchestra illuminates the symphonic wizardry of these legendary composers. We'll arrive at Orchestra Hall a bit early to enjoy complimentary coffee and a donut. The show runs from 11 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. with an intermission. When the show is done, we'll hop on the bus for a very short ride to our lunch stop at Rock Bottom Brewery. Please indicate choice of lunch when registering. Lunch comes with coffee, tea or soda. Price includes transportation, concert and lunch.  Bus departs from Lino Lakes YMCA. Please register by noon on January 10. No refunds thereafter.
  • *NEW* Quilt Shop Hop: Destination Southeastern MN & Fabric Wall Hanging Express Class

    Join us as we visit 4 South Eastern Minnesota quilt shops. We’ll begin the day at Eagle Creek Quilt Shop in Shakopee within an enchanting railroad depot. Then travel to nearby New Prague named for its immigrant founders where we’ll join Anne Tuma, owner of Down Under Quilting, for a personal class where we will create a beautiful fabric wall hanging using a fat quarter and iron on transfer technique. Anne will also serve coffee, tea and a treat. Then enjoy lunch on your own in the homey, lodge-like atmosphere at Fishtale Bar & Grill. From there we’ll meander our way back north stopping along the way at Quilter’s Dream in Montgomery, and Quilting by the Hearth in Lonsdale. Each quilt stop will allow approximately 45 minutes of shopping. District mini vans will transport you on the hop. Meet at the Centennial District Offices (we will park near the visitor parking). Kathy Johnson, coming along as our Resident Quilting Expert to assist with questions you may have along the way.
  • *NEW* Quilt Shop Hop: Let's Head North

    The District mini vans are heading North on Interstate 35. First stop will be Fabric, Fashion & More in Rush City. Then we’ll visit our Wisconsin neighbors in the beautiful town of St. Croix Falls to see what is new at Pins ‘N’ Needles Quilt Shop. By now we are getting hungry; just a short, beautiful drive away in Center City is Eichten’s Market & Grill. This family owned business began as a dairy farm then evolved into a cheese operation and in 1987 American Bison were added to the farm. Enjoy a look around the market and lunch on your own featuring their farm-raised cheese and Bison. We will have coolers along in case you want to stock up on some goodies from the market. We will return to the district area by around 2 pm. For those that want to enjoy an afternoon of sewing at our teaching space in Rice Lake Elementary, Kathy will host a 3-hour open sew (ending at 5 pm) for an additional $6/per person. Kathy Johnson, coming along as our Resident Quilting Expert to assist with questions you may have along the way.
  • *NEW* The Highwaymen Live! A Musical Tribute

    Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, the Highwaymen Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. This music tribute show is full of upbeat honky-tonk hits like Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazard, and On the Road Again. We have great seats reserved on the main floor of the Ames Center in Burnsville for the 2 p.m. show. Trip includes motor coach, concert ticket, and a treat on the bus for on the way back. Register by noon on January 4. No refunds thereafter.
  • *NEW* This is Orson Welles

    By the age of 24, Orson Welles had already created history's most famous radio presentation and begun work on Citizen Kane, often considered the greatest film ever made. It was all downhill from there. In this one-hour class, we'll use rare photos and film clips to trace the young geniuses meteoric rise and long, slow decline. You'll see clips from his other masterpieces, like The Magnificent Ambersons and Touch of Evil, footage from unfinished projects like Moby Dick and The Other Side of the Wind, and find out just what made his films so special and influential. It's a detailed look at one of cinema's greatest artists that you won't want to miss.
  • *NEW* Wine Making Party (ages 21+)

    You and other fun, wine-loving people will create four varieties of wine. Return six-weeks later on March 6 to bottle, cork and label your wines. Each participant receives one case of wine (12-750 ml bottles) included in cost. Recipes include: Green Apple Riesling Black Raspberry Merlot Pomegranate Zinfandel Peach Apricot Chardonnay Register no later than noon on January 16. No refunds thereafter.
  • Centennial Community Band (grade 11+)

    Part of the Centennial Community Since 2003.Own a band instrument? Looking for a place to play? Come experience the joy of ensemble music making with a wide variety of symphonic band literature, even if it has been a while since you played. This non-audition band, under the direction of Barry Zumwalde, is comprised of musicians from the Centennial area and surrounding communities. Instrumentalists are welcome in flute, saxophone, low brass, and percussion sections. Interested musicians are invited to try up to three rehearsals without obligation.  Visit the band website, www.centennialcommunityband.org for further information. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. in the Centennial High School west building band room (occasionally in the Middle School band room) during the school year. Winter Concert: Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Concert is free, but a good will offering is appreciated.  Information listed here is for your information only. No online registration.