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  • 4 HR Driver Discount Refresher Class 55+

    DO NOT REGISTER HERE. PLEASE CALL MN. SAFETY CENTER AT 1-888-234-1294 Explore changes in laws, learn about the latest vehicle technologies, and learn easy-to-use defensive driving techniques. In addition, this 4 hour class will explore traffic safety and accident prevention. Complete these courses and you could receive a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance premiums! This class is offered through MN Safety Center and taught by MN Safety Center trainers. Mon | May 13 | 12-4pm | Big Lake City Hall Tue | Sept 17 | 12-4pm | Big Lake City Hall *Please register and pay with the MN Safety Center at 1-888-234-1294.
  • Basic Dog Obedience

    LOCATION CHANGE: Monticello Dog Academy has moved effective immediately to: 108 Dundas Road / Building D Suite 3 / Monticello, MN 55362 BASIC DOG OBEDIENCE class is for dogs 4 months and older. Here we work on basic obedience commands such as heel, sit, stay, come, stand and down. All training is done on leash. Collar recommendations will be made by the instructor based on each dog's individual temperament. Basic immunizations per your veterinarians protocol is required. Instructor: Andrea Dubay.
  • Carlos Creek Winery Trip | Aug. 2024

    NEW! Arrive at Carlos Creek Winery, one of the largest grape vineyards in Minnesota.Enjoy the beautiful setting.The second-generation family-owned winery produces uniquely delicious fine and signature wines made in Minnesota.The Bredeson family uses a combination of ancient and modern techniques to produce award-winning Minnesota wines. Lunch will be at the Pike & Pint Grill in Alexandria. Choose either Walleye Sandwich or Smokin' Good Chicken at registration. Code# 239S1 | $110 | Tuesday, Aug. 13 | Deadline to register July 8 - no refunds after this date 9:15 a.m. St Michael Elementary - 101 Central Ave W, St Michael 55376 - Pick up in the parking lot 9:30 a.m. Leave Eastview Elementary, 9375 Fenning Ave. No., Monticello.Pick up in the parking lot In the front of the building. 11:00 a.m. Arrive for lunch Pike & Pint Grill in Alexandria. Choose menu selection when registering. 12:30 p.m. Leave Pike & Pint Grill. 1:00 p.m. Arrive at Carlos Creek Winery, one of the largest grape vineyards in Minnesota.Enjoy the beautiful setting. The second-generation family-owned winery produces uniquely delicious fine and signature wines made in Minnesota. The Bredeson family uses a combination of ancient and modern techniques to produce award-winning Minnesota wines. On this tour you will visit the Vineyards and the production area. There is an incline and guests should be prepared to walk a mile or so on the tour. 2:00 p.m. After the tour, purchase some Minnesota Nice Wines, such as Hot Dish Red, Wobegon White and You Betcha Blush.You can sample the “pick of the month” offerings. 2:30 p.m. Leave Carlos Winery. 4:15 p.m. Estimated return time to Monticello. 4:30 p.m. Estimated return time to St. Michael.
  • Cell Phones & Parenting - Oh My!

    When your child has a Smartphone there are key things you should know in order to keep them safe and secure. In this class you'll understand recommended safety settings on popular social media apps, parental apps for your child's Smartphone, and more! You will leave this class with a confident plan to simplify the technology so that you and your child can use the phone safely without worry. Students will receive the class link a couple days before the class. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Create Social Media Content Without Panicking

    Are you nervous to begin filming and posting your own social media content? Do you have a business, product or service, but panic at the thought of putting yourself on social media? Well in this beginner class, you'll learn helpful tips and strategies to create social media content with ease. You'll never have to worry about freezing up in front of a camera, all thanks to the helpful skills you'll be taking with you once your class is complete. We'll walk you through a step-by-step process so that you can get started today! Student Benefits: Students will leave the class with confidence on how to effectively create social media content for their specific audience, tips for filming a video and more! They will understand key terms, and leave with action items to create successful social media posts without panicking. Students will receive the class link a couple days prior to the class date. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Downsizing Made Easy

    Have you been thinking that now might be the time to downsize but aren't sure where to start, how to do it, or what your options are? A smaller home can mean less maintenance, less hassle, and more freedom - all great reasons to downsize. But getting there can seem overwhelming. Discuss houing options, reducing personal items, decreasing collections, and find the best options for you. Leave with a collection of resources and innovative ideas for your future. Receive a not cost home evaluation for those who want to know the value of their home and receive a free publication of "How to Downsize" by Josh Mandel. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Fantasy Football for Beginners

    This class will provide participants with the fundamentals of fantasy football. If you are new to fantasy football, this is the class for you! Participants will learn how to draft players (there will be a mock 4 round draft), understand important terms and abbreviations needed to succeed in fantasy football, be provided tools (websites) that make it fun and easy to compete week to week, and how to begin a league. Participants will learn how fun and easy fantasy football can be. Participants should bring a laptop or Ipad ideally but a phone would work too.
  • Free Make n' Take with Brenda Larson

    Free Cooking Class Sponsored by the Big Lake Food Shelf! Join us for a fantastic opportunity to learn and cook with Brenda Larson, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Big Lake High School. This hands-on Make n' Take cooking class is designed to help you prepare delicious and nutritious meals while also receiving a variety of groceries to support your monthly budget. Class Details: Instructor: Brenda Larson, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher at Big Lake High School Format: Make n' Take - prepare meals in class and take them home! Participants: Middle School students (accompanied by and adult), high school students and adults living in Big Lake Location: FACS Room, C112 in the Big Lake High School What to Expect: Learn how to prepare a variety of meals in a fun and interactive environment Take home the meals you prepare, ready to enjoy with your family. Receive a variety of groceries to help stretch your monthly food budget. Gain valuable cooking skills and tips from an experienced educator. Whether you're a student wanting to learn new skills or an adult looking to enhance your cooking repertoire, this class is perfect for you. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to cook, learn, and take home some fantastic meals! I look forward to cooking with you!
  • Glass Art - Open Studio

    NEW OPPORTUNITY! This is a time where those who have attended at least one of my classes can come back as an individual and make something else that you are interested in. This is an opportunity to explore other molds or glass options you may have seen in the studio, but you have not been able to make them yet. Maybe you want to create some gifts for others, or garden art for the summer, there are LOTS of options! Prerequisite: Fun with Fused Glass class Cost: $45 gets you into any/all open studio dates and we can discuss your vision and project(s) and additional costs may be added. All projects will be discussed in advance and the most cost-effective price will be agreed upon individually. You will be able to pick up your project(s) directly from River Birch Glass Studio when it's completed
  • Grow Your Business with Instagram

    What can you do on Instagram that can result in huge growth for your customer base and sales? We've got the answers you need in this fun beginner level class to grow your business with Instagram. You'll learn the key steps needed in order to improve your company bottom line and also gain more followers. Plus, you'll learn to make your content irresistible and have fun in the process! Students will receive the class link a couple of days before the class. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Home Buying In Today's Market

    Are you a renter looking to purchase your first home? Do you own your home, but need a refresher on the home buying process? How to Over-Come a Low-Inventory Market? All Property Types and Buyers Welcomed. Whether it is your first home, dream home or investment property, the home buying process can be intimidating in today's market. This class walks through the ever-changing real estate market and will empower you to make educated decisions when purchasing. We will walk through the myths of the real estate market today and help you create a plan based on your goals, limitations, timeline, and the market specific to where you want to buy. Learn how to personalize the home buying plan that fits you best. Learn how to navigate the home buying process step-by-step, including information about government grants, first time buyer programs, how to avoid lemons, and maximizing your money to get the best deal possible. Learn how to navigate the home buying process with a free step-by-step publication of "Home Buying 101" by Josh Mandel by attending this class. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Hornet Fitness Center

    NEW! Come check out Hornet Fitness Centers New Amenities. BLCE is launching free access from July 8-August 8. *Available ages 14 and up. | Free but must register - NOTE: Watch for further communication from Community Education the week of June 24 on the new check in system. It will a drivers license or student ID. Fitness Center located at 501 Minnesota Ave | Big Lake High School | Enter Door N for access Days/Hours M/T/Thu 12:00-6:30pm | W/F 6am-6:30pm | Sa/Su 8:00am-12:00pm | July 8-August 8 Are you interested in being a fitness center employee? Please email us at ce@biglakeschools.org or call at 763-262-2523
  • How To Create Your Own YouTube Channel

    In this fun beginner class, you'll learn the basics to create and begin your very own YouTube channel. Join the world's largest media platform to share your hobbies, advice, instructions, gifts and more with the world and your audience! We'll walk you through a step-by-step process so that you can get started today! Students will receive the class link a couple days before the class. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • How to Use Uber for Transportation Independence

    Do you hate to driver in bad weather or when it's dark outside? Expand your transportation options and independence through the rids sharing service, Uber. In this class, you will learn the basics and gain the knowledge on how to use Uber. Learn to use Uber at major airports so that you can travel with confidence and without having to ask a friend for a ride, as well as other appointments and errands. Open up your travel options with this fund and engaging class! Students will receive the class link a couple of days before the class. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Introduction to Senior Housing Options

    Discuss lifestyle options for next chapter living. Should I stay and age in place - make home modifications to reduce safety risk or should I go? Moving into a new home that may have handicapped accessible features or single-level single-family homes to condominiums, townhomes, cooperatives, apartments, rentals, and housing complexes that offer a continuum of care ranging from independent living to assisted living. Take the "Needs Assessment" that will give you the tools to make an educated decision. Come with your questions and with your family. Decide what will work best for you and what your next steps are. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Leinenkugel Brewery Chippewa Falls, WI Trip | Sept. 2024

    NEW! Take a guided tour of the Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Hear about the historic Jacob Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company and how they use an old-world Germanic brewing method dating back to 1867. A portion of the tour is outdoors and there is an increase in temperature inside the brewery buildings so dress appropriately. Guests need to be prepared to walk for one mile. Path is handicap accessible. Safety glasses are provided and must be worn. Tours may need to be cancelled or delayed if there is inclement weather or a severe storm event. Canes, walkers, and collapsible wheelchairs will fit under the motor coach. After the guided tour, you can purchase Leinie’s merchandise in the Gift Shop. View historic memorabilia and sample handcrafted beer. Lunch will be at the Fill Inn Station with a Buffet Style service. Code# 239S2 | $115 | Thurs. Sept. 12 | Deadline to register Aug. 12 - no refunds after this date 8:15 a.m. Leave Eastview Elementary, 9375 Fenning Ave. No., Monticello.Load in parking lot. 8:30 a.m. St Michael Elementary - 101 Central Ave W, St Michael 55376 - Pick up in the parking lot In the front of the building. 10:15 a.m. Make a comfort stop at the Menomonie, WI rest area. 11:00 a.m. Arrive In downtown Chippewa Falls and have lunch at the Fill Inn Station Restaurant. It is a long-standing neighborhood fixture in a former gas station offering home-style American comfort food.Buffet style service. Menu: Broasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Coleslaw, Rolls, Coffee. 12:30 p.m. Leave Fill In Station Restaurant 12:45 p.m. Arrive at the Leinie Lodge Hospitality Center. 1:00 p.m. Take a guided tour of the Leinenkugel Brewing Company. 2:00 p.m. Gift Shop. View historic memorabilia and sample handcrafted beer. 2:30 p.m. Leave Chippewa Falls. 3:15 p.m. Arrive at the Menomonie Creamery to purchase cheese, snacks and other refreshments. 3:45 p.m. Leave the Creamery. 5:30 p.m. Estimated return time to St. Michael. 5:45 p.m. Estimated return time to Monticello.
  • Milwaukee, WI by Amtrak - 3 Day Trip | Oct. 2024

    NEW! 3 Day Trip to Milwaukee, WI via Amtrak | Deadline to register is Aug. 5 Tue-Thu | Oct. 1-3 | 6:15am-7:30pm | $835/pp double | $1070 for single | S239S3 DAY 1 - Tuesday, October 1, 2024 At 6:15 a.m. Leave Eastview Elementary, 9375 Fenning Ave. No., Monticello. At 6:30 p.m. leave St Michael Elementary, 101 Central Ave W, St Michael 55376. A motor coach will transfer passengers to the downtown St. Paul Union Depot.Legal name must be listed on the Amtrak manifest, and group members are required to present a government issued ID. At 8:00 a.m. passengers will board train 28 (also #8) Empire Builder Train for a one-way coach class rail service to Milwaukee, WI. Suitcases will remain on the motor coach and the bus driver will pick up passengers at the Milwaukee Train Depot. Passengers should take a small personal case on the train with necessities such as medicines, water, reading material and other personal items. There is a full-service dining car, an informal snack bar and a lounge car for meal service (on your own). The scheduled arrival time into Milwaukee is 2:57 p.m. Meet a tour guide from Milwaukee who will give a narrated tour. The guide will provide a general overview of the city. See highlights from its historical background, its natural setting on Lake Michigan; the industrial influences throughout the years; the ethnic neighborhoods, architecture and culture. Check into the Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown. It is a historic renovation of the 15-story First Financial Centre and is close to the Milwaukee RiverWalk. At the hotel a complimentary Kickback Supper is provided. There is a soup and salad bar, hors d'oeuvres, entrees and beverages. DAY 2 - Wednesday, October 2, 2024 Have breakfast (included) at the hotel. Visit The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known as The Domes. It is a living museum filled with plants from across the globe. The Floral Show Dome transforms throughout the year with unique, themed floral shows. In the Desert Dome you can explore the deserts of Africa, Madagascar, South America, and North America. In The Tropical Dome step into the steamy rainforest and transport yourself to another world. As you explore the jungle, look for coffee beans, cocoa pods, bananas and even sausage fruit! You'll find 1,200 species of plants in this dome. Leave Mitchell Park Domes and tour the Harley-Davidson Museum. Located on a 20-acre campus in downtown Milwaukee. At the museum, you’ll see more than 450 motorcycles and artifacts, dating back to the oldest known Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Serial Number One. Learn stories of extraordinary products, people, history, and Harley-Davidson culture. The museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe. It is an experience that will last a lifetime. Have lunch (included) at Mader’s Restaurant. Enjoy German cuisine, Bavarian decor, and traditionally attired wait staff. This afternoon tour Pabst Mansion where visitors learn about the Pabst family and details about the architecture and furnishings of the home while exploring the first through third floors. The mansion is filled with priceless treasures. During the years of the house was the scene of many fine parties, receptions, a wedding and, in the end, Captain and Mrs. Pabst’s funeral. The next stop today is at the Milwaukee Art Museum with 341,000 square feet of space and 30,000 works of art. For over 100 years the museum has collected and preserved art for the community. It is a vital source of inspiration and education. At 5:00 p.m. be in position for the best view of the Burke Brise Soleil (“wings”) as they close for the evening. Have a Kick Back Supper at the hotel. DAY 3 - Thursday, October 3, 2024 Have breakfast (included) at the hotel and depart from the Drury Plaza Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. At the North Point Lighthouse take a docent-led tour of the Museum. The North Point Lighthouse Museum was built in 1888 in Lake Park on the East Side of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin to mark the entrance to the Milwaukee River. The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Those who are interested can climb the tower. In Fitchburg, WI have lunch (included) at the historic Quivey’s Grove Restaurant. It is a lovely country estate originally built in the mid-1800’s. The dining rooms are decorated with antique quilts, cupboards lithographs, and chandeliers. Leave after lunch and stop at the Menomonie Creamery to purchase snacks tasty refreshments and cheese (on own). Estimated return time to St. Michael is 7:00 p.m. and get back to Monticello about 7:30 p.m. Note: Please indicate any special accommodations, allergies and list your travel partners name if selecting price per double occupancy. Includes: One Way Amtrak ticket to Milwaukee Deluxe motor coach transportation Lodging for 2 nights Meals as indicated Attractions as outlined Trip Hosted by Group Leader from Monticello Community Education Gratuities included on meals and attraction! Bus driver tips appreciated at the end of the trip. An envelope will be passed around the bus on the way home.
  • Personal Training

    FINALLY IT'S HERE: BIG LAKE BRINGS PERSONAL TRAINING AND NUTRITION SUPPORT TO COMMUNITY ED! Julie Anderson - Certified Personal Trainer & Advanced Nutritionist specializes in personalized and results-driven approach, focusing on your unique needs and goals. 1. **Custom Workouts:** Tailored exercise plans based on your fitness level and objectives. 2. **Nutritional Coaching:** Achieve your goals with personalized plans/support. 3. **Motivational Support:** Stay inspired and accountable throughout your fitness journey. **Why Choose Personal Training?** - **Individual Attention:** Personalized sessions catered exclusively to your fitness requirements. - **Form Correction:** Ensure proper technique to maximize results and prevent injuries. - **Accountability:** Stay on track with a dedicated coach supporting your progress. Invest in Yourself – Let Julie support you in your Health & Wellness journey! Training will ideally be 2 times a week. Once registered all training sessions will take place within two months. Questions about Personal Training? Email Julie Anderson @ juliejwellness@outlook.com
  • Puppy Kindergarten

    LOCATION CHANGE: Monticello Dog Academy has moved effective immediately to: 108 Dundas Road / Building D Suite 3 / Monticello, MN 55362 Teach your puppy basic obedience commands with the guidance of an expert trainer. Your pup will learn how to sit, stay, lay down and more! Playtime will take place to help puppies learn appropriate social skills. Basic immunizations per your Veterinarians protocol is required. Please list your dog's name, birthdate and breed when registering. Instructor: Andrea Dubay
  • Selling Your Home in a Shifting Market

    What does it mean to sell a home? What is the best approach and why? Learn some things that can be done to get the highest/best price in this marketing and understand what motivates buyers and sellers. These and other core aspects of marketing your home will be explored. Get your home ready without overspending on updates/repairs. Understanding your market while selling and buying. Learn how to navigate the home selling process with a free step-by-step publication of "Home Selling 101" by Josh Mandel by attending this class.. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Social Media for Business

    Driving new customer traffic to your website and promoting your business is imperative in today's technology world. Don't let your skillset or company get left behind by missing the key social media rules you need to know! In this class, you'll learn how to craft a simple but effective social media marketing strategy, listen directly to customers and implement tips to grow your business all while staying organized without technology overwhelm. Student Benefits: Students will leave the class with action items they can easily implement themselves to see results for their business or role within their company and organization. Students will also benefit from having a plan for the rest of their 2024 year and know how to be effective with their time on social media for maximum results for gaining new clients or customers. Students will receive the class link a couple of days before the class. This is a Pay What You Can class.
  • Summer Adult Pickleball

    Welcome to all adults interested in playing and learning how to play the popular ageless sport of Pickleball!
  • Total Body: Beginner

    Let's have some fun while we workout! Strength + Cardio = Total Body Conditioning at YOUR level. Join certified personal trainer & nutritionist, Julie Anderson, to learn what your body needs for optimal results. Music + community = Fun Workouts