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Adult Educational Programs

Watercolor studio Woman holding up her finished watercolor artwork

A continuing adventure

Instructor Barbara Boulka continues the Watercolor Studio with all new paintings in every session, done in a fun and relaxing atmosphere! We will explore different ways to use watercolor, learning at your own pace through one-on-one instruction. Patterns provided. No drawing skills required; materials are furnished (a $20 materials fee will be payable to the instructor). If you are new to this class, please request a supply list when you register. Remember to bring a bag lunch.

Days Date Time Location Cost
Thursdays January 5, 19, February 2, 16 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Activity Center $70
Thursdays March 2, 16, April 6, 27 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Activity Center $70

 

Defensive Driving

Age 55 and up driver improvement classes

Minnesota Highway Safety Council is offering defensive driving classes presented by a certified instructor. This course will save you 10 percent on your auto insurance for 3 years! There are no written or behind the wheel tests.

Registration

The fee is collected at the class by the instructor and certificates will be issued upon class completion. Register by call 1-888-234-1294.

Day Date Time Hours Location Cost
Wednesday November 30 5 to 9 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Monday December 5 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Monday December 19 1 to 5 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Monday January 9 1 to 5 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Wednesday January 25 1 to 5 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Wednesday February 1 1 to 5 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Monday February 27 1 to 5 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Monday and Tuesday March 6 and 7 5 to 9 p.m. 8 Community Activity Center $26
Monday March 20 1 to 5 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Monday April 3 1 to 5 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22
Wednesday April 19 1 to 5 p.m. 4 Community Activity Center $22

 

Online Selling: A-Z with Abbey Key

This class examines the various aspects of online selling. Throughout the four-week course, students will learn how to research a saleable item, decide on a suitable marketplace, photograph and describe the item, and create an online listing for the venue of their choice. We will discuss the selling process, the professional packaging of your product, the choice of a shipper, proper cataloging and tax responsibilities. Basic computer skills required. Personal laptops are recommended for optimal learning experience.

Day Date Time Location Cost
Wednesdays February 6, 13,27, March 6 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Community Activity Center $35

 

Planning Your Perfect Move

Whether you're thinking about selling your home this Fall or next Spring, now's the time to get thinking about one of your biggest investments and what it means for your future. Planning your Move will bring in three experts to teach you about getting your home ready to sell. Hear from local Realtor, GRI Renee Miller of Keller Williams Classic Realty; she'll touch on understanding home values, timing your move, market statistics and how Realtors market your home. Joe Van Orsdol, chief home inspector and owner at Right Home Inspections will share tips on what to expect from a home inspection and how to prepare for it. Finally, what to do with all of your treasures as you downsize and how to prepare for a physical move are important steps to consider as well. Cathy Matrejek, owner/move manager for Changing Lifestyle Solutions, will share her expertise to round out your day. Guaranteed to get you inspired and organized for your next steps.

Day Date Time Location Cost
Monday March 6 1 to 3 p.m. Community Activity Center $5

 

College classes

North Hennepin Community College (NHCC)

Interested in getting more experience with computers or other classes? Minnesota state colleges now offer tuition at $20 per credit for seniors 65 and older. North Hennepin Community College is a local, affordable college option; come check us out! We have evening, online, and weekend classes.

The spring semester begins January 9, 2017.

More information

For more information, call the College Admissions office at 763-424-0724.

Apply at North Hennepin Community College

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

Summer hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity
Hours may vary based on events and activities.

Phone and email

763-493-8333
Contact Recreation and Parks Staff

 
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