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  • *NEW* Badminton (Ages 12 and up)

    Introduction to Badminton Come check out a backyard sport that is growing in popularity in Minnesota with players of all ages. Come and learn a bit about the game, some basic strokes, and serving. Grab your family and friends and sign up, or come and meet some new folks that are also interested in learning. Bring your own rackets if you have them, or we'll have some for you to borrow. 6125A Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-7 pm 6125B Tuesday, July 12, 5:30-7 pm $8 Open Badminton Courts will be set up for open play. Instructors will be on hand to answer questions and provide tips. Players of all abilities are welcome. 6125C Tuesday, June 21 & 28, 5-7 pm 6125D Tuesday, July 19 & 26, 5-7 pm $18
  • *NEW* Large Charcuterie Board

    Beginner level, no previous experience necessary. Come make your own live-edge wood charcuterie board. Board will be 3 feet in length including handle. A beautiful piece to use during gatherings. Class length may vary. Space is limted.
  • *NEW* MN Masonic Heritage Center Lunch and Concert

    The MN Masonic Heritage Center is located in Bloomington and is a "working tribute to the concepts and contributions of Freemasonry." We will arrive about 10:30, and have a volunteer guide tell us about the Center. Then you'll have some time before lunch to explore the exhibits and learn about its rich history. Lunch is at 11:30, which will consist of meatloaf served with mashed potatoes, vegetable du jour, dinner rolls, cold salad (chef’s choice), assorted dessert (chef’s choice), coffee (regular or decaffeinated), and hot tea. Special dietary meals available by request ahead of time. Then we will enjoy a wonderful concert from about 1-3 pm. In the 70s an exciting new style of rock music emerged in Southern California. Known for evocative lyrics, catchy guitar licks, and luxuriant harmonies, “Sounds of the Seventies” evokes memories of those carefree, open-road years through the music of Fleetwood Mac, America, the Eagles, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, the Doobie Brothers, and more! Price includes admission, lunch, concert and transportation. Registration deadline August 29 - no refunds thereafter. Motor coach will depart from The Rookery Activity Center at 9:15 am and return at approximately 4 pm.
  • *NEW* Nashville Getaway

    Saturday, Oct 8-Saturday, Oct 15 Grab your friends and your cowboy boots. Community Education is heading to Nashville! Saturday, Oct. 8: Sit back and relax and let us do all the driving. We’ll travel by motorcoach beginning Saturday morning with a first stop in Austin, MN to pick up other participants. A stop to purchase food/snacks at a bathroom stop is also included. We’ll stop at a dinner buffet at Fiddlesticks in Hannibal, MO and then head to the Drury Inn St. Louis for an overnight stay. Sunday, Oct. 9: Before leaving St. Louis, we’ll visit the famous Gateway Arch, (admission, movie and tram ride and lunch included). Dinner is included this evening when we arrive in Nashville, at Nicky’s Coal Fired Pizza. Once in Nashville, get ready for a variety of famous and exciting sights and sounds in this thriving musical city. Our accommodations will be at the Drury Inn Nashville which includes a free hot breakfast and a free kick back happy hour, including hot food and cold drinks, daily. Nashville Highlights: Monday, Oct. 10: A tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame in the morning, the rest of the day is on your own. Tuesday, Oct. 11: A tour of the Andrew Jackson Hermitage historical museum in the morning, lunch is included at the Bavarian Brewhouse, then to Grand Ole Opry in the evening for a show. Dinner at the Drury Inn happy hour or on your own. Wednesday, Oct. 12: A tour of the Ryman Auditorium in the morning, lunch is included at Puckett’s, which is a short walk away. A tour of the Belle Meade Historic Site & Mansion is included for the afternoon. Dinner is at the Drury Inn happy hour or on your own. Thursday, Oct. 13: Spend the day at your own leisure. In the evening we’ll board the General Jackson showboat, which includes dinner and a show. Friday, Oct. 14: Depart Nashville in the morning, lunch will be included. We’ll stop at Coralville, Iowa for overnight accommodations at Spring Hill Suites. Dinner is on your own, with a hotel shuttle available to dining options at a nearby mall. Saturday, Oct. 15: Breakfast is included at the hotel. Arrival in Austin, MN is approximately noon and Blaine approximately 2:30 pm. Price: Double Room Occupancy: $1,549 per person $349 initial deposit, plus payments of $300 due May 1, June 1, July 1 and August 1. Single Room Occupancy: $2,109 $349 initial deposit, plus payments of $440 due May 1, June 1, July 1 and August 1. No refunds after August 1. A refund request at any time before August 1, 2022 will incur a $50 cancellation fee, per person. If registering after an installment payment due date, initial deposit plus missed payment will be due at time of enrollment. (ie: If registering on May 23, initial deposit plus May 1 payment due at time of enrollment). All hotel breakfasts included 5 Lunches and all dinners provided (some at Drury Kickback) except dinner on our return trip 7 attraction admission/tickets 7 nights hotel accommodations 2 trip chaperones and Motor coach transportation included
  • *NEW* Paddling Sampler (ages 15+)

    This unique program will allow individuals and families to try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. Instructors will be on hand to teach everyone the basics before spending most of the time out on the water. All equipment will be provided, and no experience required.
  • 30th Annual Golden Lake Gallop

    Join us for the 30th Annual Golden Lake Gallop on Saturday, July 16 at Golden Lake Park in Circle Pines. The Gallop is open to runners and walkers of all ages. Those who prefer 5K and 10K races, use one or both of the Gallop races to develop different paces. This is a fun run – no age group divisions, recognition for top five finishers of each gender in the two, four and .5 mile runs. Race activities will be held in Golden Lake Park Pavilion one, 53 W. Golden Lake Rd. Circle Pines. Gallop Coordinators: Ryan and Mike Evans Entry Fees: $22 with t-shirt or $12 without. Please include t-shirt size when registering. Proceeds help support the Centennial High School track program. To guarantee a 30th annual t-shirt, participant must pre-register at least one (1) week before race. Limited amount of extra shirts available on race day, first come first served. Registrations taken the day of the event, however pre-registration preferred. #8500 Schedule: 8:30 am 4-mile run Twice around the lake 9 am 2-mile walk Once around the lake. Ages 13+, or 12 and under accompanied by an adult 9 am 2-mile run Once around the lake 9:15 am 1/2 mile fun run Boys and girls ages 11 and younger. Course runs around the Golden Lake Park.
  • 90 Minutes With an Estate Attorney (Virtual)

    We all have goals. Sometimes your goal is to gift assets to others. Do you do it while you are alive? After you have passed? What about Estate Tax and Gift Tax Planning? Should you give your money away in a Will, or a Trust? Would you qualify for Medicaid? What is the 60-month claw back? What if your spouse goes into the nursing home and exhausts your money? What about your current Trust: does it avoid the nursing home? Most people believe that their trust shields the assets from the nursing home and creditors. Many people may be wrong. Walk through these questions and many more, including how to plan and place your assets to meet your retirement, your nursing home goals, and after you have passed. This class is held virtually. A Zoom invite link and class handouts will be sent prior to course.
  • Adult Open Soccer (Ages 18+)

    Join in for a fun Sunday evening, all levels welcome, and play Co-rec soccer on a social level. Not for the aggressive/competitive player. No side tackling. Shin guards recommended. Teams are formed each night for those in attendance. You must pre-register, no drop ins.
  • Boot Camp/Core

    Classes will train both cardio and strength using timed, high-intensity intervals. There will also be a focus on building core muscle groups while improving posture through a variety of exercises that strengthen the abdomen and back muscles and increase flexibility. Modifications will be offered to assure success for all participants. Open to all fitness levels.
  • Fun with Epoxy Art

    Youth ages 10 and older are welcome with an accompanying adult. Come learn the basics of working with Epoxy. No artistic talent required. Decorate your own wall plaque. Choose from several shapes (Minnesota, rectangle, heart, dragon, moose, fish, butterfly, bunny, bird). It’s easy and fun to do. Additional plaques or custom designs can be made in the same class for an additional $20 each. Please contact Makerspace at or 651-245-6400 if interested in this potential option. Feel free to bring any items from home you might want to use to personalize your item such as sea shells or a heart shape to mark where you live, as these items can be placed when epoxy is sticky. Epoxy needs to cure for 24 hours so projects will need to be picked up on a different day.
  • How to Pay for the Nursing Home: An Attorney's Perspective (Virtual)

    We all come into the world with nothing and leave with nothing. The biggest fear for most baby boomers is how to pay for the nursing home and still leave the next generation something. With ever changing estate planning laws and great increases in nursing home costs the fear is real. In today’s world you need to understand what your options are. Is long term care insurance for you? What about home care? Should you gift your money away? Will you qualify for Medicaid? What about a current Trust, does it avoid the nursing home? What is the 60-month claw back? What if your spouse goes into the nursing home and exhausts your combined money? Walk through these questions and many more, including how to plan and place your assets to meet your nursing home goals. This is a virtual class. A Zoom invite link and class handouts will be sent to the email used to register.
  • Music on the Lake - It's Golden

    Enjoy a few Thursday summer nights with a free concert at Golden Lake Park in Circle Pines. Co-sponsored by Centennial Community Education and the City of Circle Pines. Information listed here is for your information only. No registration required. Simply show up with your lawn chair ready to listen to some good tunes. Centennial Community Band Thursday, June 16 7-8 pm This 60 plus member community band formed in 2003. They work under the direction of Barry Zumwalde and perform several concerts a season. Family DJ Dance Party Thursday, June 30, 6-7 pm Join our DJ, Brett of Special Works DJ, who has arranged a play list full of appropriate songs that are just made for dancing. Songs will span the generations to appeal to all ages. So grab your family and friends and let’s bust a groove. Brady Pearl Thursday, July 14, 7-8:30 pm Brady is an American singer-songwriter of modern and traditional Americana from the Twin Cities. His grandparents owned the first musical night club on Lake Minnetonka in the 1940s, music is a part of Brady’s family history. The Revolution 5 Thursday, August 18, 7-8:30 pm The Revolution 5 is Minnesota’s premier Beatles Tribute. Their extensive set list includes hours of Beatles tunes and boasts virtually every chart-topping hit sprinkled with a handful of deeper tracks for the true enthusiast. Join our DJ, Brett of Special Works DJ, who has arranged a play list full of appropriate songs that are just made for dancing. Songs will span the generations to appeal to all ages. So grab your family and friends and let’s bust a groove.
  • NEW* "GRAND" Day Party

    Hey Grandkids, make some GRAND memories with Grandma or Grandpa at this Grand Day Party. Make some memories with the Grands by decorating a frame and completing a fun fact sheet together, hop on over to the Grand Day backdrop for a photo, go on a short but Grand Adventure together in search of some Grand things, and end this Grand morning with cupcakes and lemonade.
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (ages 15 to adult)

    Fun, easy, cool, and a great workout. Class sizes are small and the instruction is short and easy, so most of our time will be out on the water. Paddle board and life jacket provided.
  • Steele County Fair

    Hop on the bus for a trip to Southern Minnesota. We'll start with a tour of the Faribault Woolen Mill. Today, in a historic mill nestled along the Cannon River in Minnesota, a 156 year-old story is still being woven. The Mill endures as one of the last vertical woolen mills in America. Here, fifth generation craftspeople take raw wool and create blankets, throws, scarves and accessories of remarkable comfort and quality. Irreplaceable century-old machinery stands side by side with modern technology. Do you love the MN State Fair, but hate the crowds and walking? Or maybe you've never been. Well, we have a great option for you. The Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna, MN is an amazing fair. It has everything the MN State Fair has to offer in a much smaller, less crazy environment. Senior Day is August 18. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy food, vendors, animals, music, shows, and tons more! We'll get you to the fair by noon so you can have plenty of time to eat! Register by August 1. No refunds thereafter. Transportation will depart from The Rookery Activity Center at 8:30 am and return approximately 5:30 pm.
  • Tenicity Adult Match Play Tennis Program

    Adult players at the advanced beginner and intermediate level who can serve and rally are invited to join the match play sessions. The sessions will provide players with multiple matches to gain experience in match-play settings which will complement group lesson participation. Advanced level players are welcome to register too. Players should select their skill level (advanced beginner, intermediate, or advanced) at registration. Register for all three for a reduced price of $102. Discount applied at checkout.