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  • A Road Trip Around Minnesota: Lakes & Waterfalls Virtual Online

    Raise your hand if you are ready to take a day or weekend Road Trip around the State this Summer! We could almost feel the breeze from all the hands shooting up! Join Professional Photographer, Jay Grammond, as he takes you on a Virtual Road Trip around the state to learn about some of Minnesota’s largest in-land lakes; and fantastic Waterfalls - which were so vitally important to travel and trade in bygone days. In today’s world, these same waterways are vital to the State and local community economies; as well as to the citizens as a form of recreation and relaxation. After participating in this class, you should come away with the seeds of your own road trip ideas planted for a Summer road trip. Instructor: Jay Grammond. 1 hr. Live Zoom Class Link will be sent out 1 week in advance of this presentation.
  • Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers

    Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explain the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. View and register online with over 300 course offerings at: http://bit.ly/biglakeonline
  • Adobe InDesign

    Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Access to Adobe InDesign software required. View and register online with over 300 course offerings at: http://bit.ly/biglakeonline
  • An American Love Affair: Cars of the 1950's

    What is your favorite Classic Car? Our instructor’s favorite is the 1957 Chevy Belair! Growing up watching “Happy Days”, and having parents take him and his siblings to car shows started a lifelong love affair with cars and trucks, especially from the 1950’s. World War II was over, manufacturing went back to normal; and the economy was starting to blossom. Highways were becoming a thing that allowed people to travel the country; and vehicle production really took an amazing turn in the 1950’s. We’ll take a look at the details that made these cars so special.
  • Barn Storming: Minnesota's Barns & Barn Quits

    Minnesota is filled with countless numbers of Barns, most from a bygone era. However, there are still a bunch in operation as well. Professional Photographer and Amateur Historian, Jay Grammond, has travelled the state capturing images of barns of all shapes, sizes, and conditions. There is just something about a barn! There are some areas of the State where the barns are adorned with something called a Barn Quilt. Barn Quilts are pieces of art on the side of a barn, shed, or house that usually tell some sort of story. These places are all visible from the roadways, so once you know about them, you can go check them out!
  • Building Your Vision: Taking Your Photography From Good to Great!

    Are you a Photographer that wants to take your images to the next level; or maybe someone that is just getting started in photography? Do you want to be a photographer that TAKES snapshots; or one that CREATES Images? You’ll leave this class with ideas and concepts that you can put into practice right away. We will cover some compositional basics that will surely improve your images if you are not using them; and we will discuss concepts of building your Photographic Vision to take your images from good to great!
  • Cape Cod & the Islands

    Join us as we partner with Premier World Travel and leave the details to them! You will enjoy Boston City Tour, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard to name a few. Hop aboard a ferry boat and cruise to Nantucket Island. Accommodations, meals, admissions, professional tour director, motor-coach transportation + more is all provided. Price $2,825 per person/double occupancy. Additional trip information available in CE office located at 17901-205th Ave. Big Lake (Liberty Elementary School) office at 763-262-2523
  • Dog Obedience Any Dog Age| Ages 12+

    Open to any age dog. Focuses on good heeling, basic commands and fun obstacles to build confidence and obedience. Bring a well fitted color, leash and some yummy treats. Basic immunizations per your veterinarians protocol is required. Please list your dog's name, birthdate and breed when registering. Location: 4300 School Blvd. Monticello, MN. Enter lower level of building. Instructor: Andrea Dubay.
  • Duluth Vista Fleet Cruise

    Duluth Vista Fleet Cruise - "Deadline to register: Wed, June 22" Class Code# AD-309 | Wed., Aug 17 | $105 Cost 7:15 AM - Leave Eastview Elementary, 9375 Fenning Ave. No., Monticello 9:15 AM - Arrive at Tobie’s Restaurant in Hinckley. Take a few minutes to purchase refreshments (on own). 11:15 AM - Arrive in Duluth. As time permits take the colorful Skyline Drive overlooking the Twin Ports of Superior and Duluth. Nestled on the rocky hillside the city overlooks Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world 12:25 PM - Take a Harbor Cruise aboard the Vista Star. The narrated sightseeing cruise is approximately sixty minutes. Experience the wonders of Lake Superior. The Vista often cruises next to 1,000-foot lake freighters and oceangoing vessels. They pass underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge which lifts up to allow them to pass through. See a variety of ships in the beautiful water of the Twin Port Harbor. 2:00 PM - Arrive at Blackwoods Restaurant for lunch. Locally owned and family-operated since the early 90’s. Everything is fresh and made from scratch into slow-cooked classic meals. 2:15 PM - Lunch service: Menu: Chicken Pot Pie Simmered with Fresh Carrots, Green Peas, Potatoes, and Pearl Onions with a Flaky, Golden Pie Crust. Served with a side of Cranberry Chutney, Fresh Baked Corn Bread, House Made Sweet Butter, Petite Dessert, Beverage. (Guests can pre order Home-style Meatloaf, covered in rich Gravy, served with Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Baked Corn Bread, House Made Sweet Butter, Petite Dessert, Beverage. Trip leader will give each passenger a color coded slip of paper with menu choice to be put at their place setting). 3:30 PM - Leave Duluth and make a comfort stop at a rest area. Depart Eastview Education Center at 7:15 AM and return around 6:45 PM
  • Fading Ads of the Twin Cities

    Do you remember seeing those old painted ads on the sides of buildings for Coca-Cola, Grain Belt Beer, grocery stores, warehouses, etc. Our instructor, Jay Grammond, has been drawn to Fading Ads, or “Ghost Signs” for quite some time. In the Summer of 2020, that interest became so much more when he signed a book deal to publish a book about the topic. Join Jay as he takes you on a virtual walk around the Twin Cities to view this sort of “Art Gallery” that surrounds us. You will also learn a bit about the history of some of these companies that date back into the 1800’s.
  • Intermediate Dog Obedience | Ages 12+

    A fun class where we focus on appropriate responses to environmental stimuli and other dogs. Must have completed Basic Obedience first. Continues to work toward off leash control on basic commands and will introduce some dog agility obstacles; just for fun. Please list your dog's name, birthdate and breed when registering. Instructor: Andrea Dubay. Address: 4300 School Blvd., Monticello, MN. 55362
  • Mastering Excel

    Mastering EXCEL: A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affect the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. View and register online with over 300 course offerings at: http://bit.ly/biglakeonline
  • Medicare 101 Zoom Presentation by Minnesota Senior LinkAge

    NEW! Medicare 101 Zoom Powerpoint Presentation MN. Senior LinkAge Medicare is a federal health insurance program that covers millions of older adults and people with disabilities and is available for people age 65 and older. Understanding Medicare can sometimes be complicated and overwhelming. Join us for any of Minnesota's Senior LinkAge’s FREE Medicare presentations. Call to register for one or more of these informational presentations and view them right from your home. Call Senior LinkAge at 1-800-333-2433 to register and provide email and contact information. Direct link to preview and see what these plans are all about. It's never too early to start gathering information at: https://mn.gov/senior-linkage-line/older-adults/medicare/ Contact Minnesota Senior LinkAge for zoom presentation dates. Future dates: Thurs. June 16 & Sept. 22 from 2-4 PM Once registered, they will email you the zoom link to view this presentation.
  • Medicare 101 Zoom Presentation by Minnesota Senior LinkAge

    NEW! Medicare 101 Zoom Powerpoint Presentation MN. Senior LinkAge Medicare is a federal health insurance program that covers millions of older adults and people with disabilities and is available for people age 65 and older. Understanding Medicare can sometimes be complicated and overwhelming. Join us for any of Minnesota's Senior LinkAge’s FREE Medicare presentations. Call to register for one or more of these informational presentations and view them right from your home. Call Senior LinkAge at 1-800-333-2433 to register and provide email and contact information. Direct link to preview and see what these plans are all about. It's never too early to start gathering information at: https://mn.gov/senior-linkage-line/older-adults/medicare/ Contact Minnesota Senior LinkAge for zoom presentation dates. Once registered, they will email you the zoom link to view this presentation.
  • Nordic Walking More Energy, Less Stress

    NEW! Why just walk when you can Nordic Walk? Nordic Walkers enjoy an all body workout complete with upright, balanced posture, improved core strength, and a stress busting rhythm all its own. 1st class June 17 will meet at Big Lake High School Cafeteria. Here you will learn about the benefits (heart health, weight management, bone density, less pain, more confidence) and the specifics of the poles, followed by instruction on basic technique. The next 2 classes will give us time to become confident with the poles and increase the workout. This class is appropriate for all levels of fitness. Poles will be available for use during the class and you will be encouraged to walk at a comfortable pace and distance. Put on your walking shoes and come give it a try! Instructor: Linda Lemke Note: Class dates June 20 & 27 will meet at Montissippi Regional Park, 2801 Broadway W., Monticello, MN. 55362
  • Pickleball 101 Adults

    Pickleball is a growing sport for all ages, especially in retirement areas. Learn the basic rules, skills, and strategies of the game. Perhaps you are a beginner, and you've only been playing Pickleball for a relatively short period of time. Maybe you've never picked up a paddle. In either case, Pickleball 101 course will help you navigate the basic "what", "where", and "how" of Pickleball. Of course, the "who" is "you" and the "when" is "now!!!" Please bring your own equipment. See you on the courts!!! Instructor: Tanner Krutzig
  • Puppy Kindergarten 9 wks - 6 mo | Ages 12+ years

    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. Address: 4300 School Blvd., Monticello, MN. Enter lower level of building. Instructor: Andrea Dubay
  • Spanish for Travel Adults Live Virtual

    Do you have future aspirations for traveling to a Spanish speaking country? If so, this is the class for you! Participants learn basic conversation skills to get around a Spanish-speaking country with greater ease. The class will include helpful dialogue, greetings, how to barter at a market and order in a restaurant, and how to ask for simple directions. Each class will include a travel related theme to practice real world Spanish! Like all Futura classes, a dynamic and interactive approach will be used to keep the class fun and exciting! Instructor: Futura Language.
  • Stillwater Trolley tour

    Stillwater Trolley Tour - "Deadline to register: Wed, June 8" Class Code# AD-308 | Thurs., July 7 | $99 Cost 8:30 AM - Leave Eastview Elementary, 9375 Fenning Ave. No., Monticello. Load in parking lot. 9:45 AM - Arrive in Stillwater. 10:00 AM - Board a colorful old-time Stillwater trolley for a narrated tour of the history, folklore & old mansions. Journey back in time to the era of Victorian finery and turn-of-the-century charm. Nestled in the wooded hills and bluffs of the beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater is a treasure that time forgot. Multicolored Victorian homes dot the landscape. This distinctive community has a wealth of 19th century Greek Revival, Queen Anne and Italianate architecture. See the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge, constructed in 1931. Hear about Stillwater’s Founders and the influential Lumber Barrons. There are beautiful views of the St. Croix River. 11:00 AM - After the tour, Reboard the motor coach. 11:15 AM - Arrive at the Lowell Inn. The Lowell Inn opened in 1927. Elmer Lowell created a lush and elegant hotel that still stands the test of time. Fine dining rooms were established and have been restored. 11:30 AM - Have lunch at the Lowell Inn, better known as the “Mt. Vernon of the Midwest.” Menu: Chicken Ala King - Tender pieces of chicken, mushrooms, red and green peppers in a sherry cream sauce served over a puff pastry shell, mashed potatoes, vegetable of the day, beverage and a small dessert. 12:45 PM - Leave the Lowell Inn. 12:50 PM - Bus will drop guests at the Pedestrian Plaza Bus loading area on N Water Street near public rest rooms. A Visitors Guide outlines a variety of establishments in downtown Stillwater. You can purchase coffee, candy, gifts, brew and more. 2:30 PM - Leave downtown Stillwater. 3:45 PM - Estimated return time to Eastview Elementary, 9375 Fenning Ave. No., Monticello. Depart Eastview Education Center at 8:30 AM and return around 3:45 PM
  • Taste of Nordic Walking

    NEW! Treat yourself to a taste of Nordic Walking and turn your everyday "vanilla" walk into a "hot fudge sundae" kind of walk. With poles in hand you will enjoy a more upright posture, work your whole body and improve your overall fitness. Drop in for just a taste, learn about the many benefits, the special poles we use, and the beginning basic technique. Equipment to use will be provided by instructor. Wear your walking shoes so you can strap on poles and step out chin up - shoulders down and back, and try it for yourself. It will "taste" so good we know you'll be back for more! We will start out in the Liberty Elementary Gym for a quick tutorial, then head outside to walk at Liberty. Instructor; Linda Lemke You can also sign up for Linda's Summer classes held at Montissippi Regional Park June 13-27. This event is FREE, but please bring a donation for the food shelves and register as we need to know how many will be attending.