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  • "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" - Documentary

    Adapting one of the most groundbreaking and powerful books of our time, Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, shining a new light on the world around us and its growing inequalities. Post-Film Discussion Leader - Tom Obert Masks may be required at Grand Arbor.
  • "Liyana" - Foreign Animated Film (Swazi)

    LIYANA is a genre-defying documentary that tells the story of five children in the Kingdom of Eswatini who turn past trauma into an original tale about a girl named Liyana who embarks on a perilous quest to save her young twin brothers. The film weaves her animated journey together with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring story of perseverance and hope. Post-Film Discussion Leader - Van Gooch Masks may be required at Grand Arbor.
  • "Lost in Paris" - Foreign Film (French)

    Fiona is a Canadian librarian who flies to Paris and discovers that her 88-year-old aunt is missing. As Fiona scours the city looking for her, she encounters Dom, a friendly but annoying tramp who won't leave her alone. Post-Film Discussion Leader - Van Gooch Masks may be required at Grand Arbor.
  • "RBG" - Documentary

    At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career. Post-Film Discussion Leader - Deb Trumm Masks may be required at Grand Arbor.
  • "The Miracle" - Foreign Film (Turkish)

    1960s Turkey countryside. A newly assigned teacher finds out that the solitary village is missing a school. He gets fond of the village people and especially a disabled man. The teacher helps the village to build a new school and educate the children and the disabled man. Post-Film Discussion Leader - Shari Johnson Masks may be required at Grand Arbor.
  • "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" - Documentary

    For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed into homes across America in his beloved show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. This documentary is an exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of the iconic children's television host. Post-Film Discussion Leader - Dave Anderson Masks may be required at Grand Arbor.
  • 55+ Defensive Driving Program - 4 hr Refresher Course - Online

    Improve your driving skills and if you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance. If you have successfully completed the 8-hour course, then you are eligible to renew your insurance certificate by taking this 4-hour course. This 4-hour refresher Defensive Driving Course, is taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions using Zoom virtual technology. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests. According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. Contact your insurance agent for details. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give your insurance company.
  • 55+ Defensive Driving Program - 8 hr. Initial Course - Online

    Improve your driving skills during this initial 8-hour course over 2 days, and if you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance. The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions using Zoom virtual technology. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests. According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. Contact your insurance agent for details. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give your insurance company. If you have successfully completed the 8 hour course, then you are eligible to renew your insurance certificate by taking the 4 hour course.
  • A Better You!

    Do you want to become a BETTER YOU? This class is designed to discuss 6 main focus areas of health and wellness including weight management, eating and hydration, motion, sleep and energy management, healthy mind and surroundings. Come join us as we discuss many ways we can feel better and get healthier! We need to create good habits one step at a time.
  • AARP® Driver Safety 8 hr. Initial Course

    The AARP® Driver Safety course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers 50 and older. Improve your driving skills during this initial 8-hour course over 2 days, and if you're 55 or older, get a 10%, three-year discount on your personal auto insurance. Contact your insurance agent for details on this discount. If you have successfully completed the 8-hour course, then you are eligible to renew your insurance certificate by taking the 4-hour course. By taking the driver safety course, drivers learn research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash. They include: Minnesota state-specific driving regulations; proper use of seat belt, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in vehicles today; the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and using a cellphone; learn ways to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; and understand the effects of medications on driving. Instructors are trained volunteers with AARP®. If you are an AARP® member, please choose the discounted member option when registering.
  • Acrylic Painting for Tweens (Ages 11-15): Open Studio

    Experiment with a variety of acrylic painting techniques as you take your ideas from thumbnail sketches to a fully developed painting. Learn more about composition as you paint from life and your imagination, color theory, the selection of your color palette, and brush handling tips for best results. This is a welcoming class environment for all levels of painters. Students should purchase/bring a canvas panel or canvas board no larger than 16x20, 2B pencil, eraser, sketchbook or drawing paper, water container, old towel, paint shirt/apron, table easel (optional).
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    Alexandria Cribbage Tournament

    Alexandria Community Education in collaboration with Grand Arbor have teamed up to offer a Senior Cribbage Tournament! Participants must be over 50 years old. Team up with someone and enter your team of 2 people. Space is limited so don't wait to register. Awards will be given to the top two teams.
  • Alexandria Girls Basketball "AGB" Fall Tune Up (Gr. 2-6)

    "Fall Tune Up" Camp is an opportunity for your athlete to work with Cardinal Varsity coaches Wendy Kohler and Julie Wrobel on sharpening up your daughter's basketball skills before the season. The 2nd-4th grade session will focus on the basic skills and concepts. The 5th-6th grade session will work on the intermediate skills.
  • Alomere Newborn Class

    Join the Alomere Health team in collaboration with an Alexandria Public Schools Parent Educator for a 5-week course, specific to the needs, joys and challenges of parenting a newborn. Weekly topics include the basics of feeding, postpartum mood, CPR and SIDS, and infant development to answer your most pressing newborn questions. The last week will take place at the Early Education Center where you will be introduced to opportunities to support your baby's development in the years to come. *Masks are required at Alomere Health*
  • Alomere Prenatal Class

    Alomere Health welcomes you to a Prenatal Class during this important time in the life of your family. This one-time class will help you prepare for your new addition by answering important questions about labor and delivery, sharing what to expect at the hospital, and will give you a tour of the labor and delivery department. *Masks are required at Alomere Health*
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver Certification Course

    Need to learn how to provide first aid, CPR, or use an AED to help save a life for your job or volunteer activity? Do you need a certification card? Heartsaver is the hands-on course for you. Cost includes the AHA Heartsaver student manual and course completion card. The recommended minimum age is 10 or older for training. To receive certification, student must have strength to perform full compressions. Class size limited, register early!
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    Apples and More

    There’s nothing like fresh fruit grown in your own yard! Learn how to plant and harvest apples, and how to protect trees and fruit from disease and insects. Taste a variety of apples the instructor has grown.
  • Bagel Brunch featuring Homemade Bagels - Online

    Bake & Cook–Along Option: Registrants can choose to participate in the bake & cook while learning how to create wonderful soft and chewy homemade bagels, and turn them into wonderful breakfast /brunch sandwiches with a baked omelet and various other toppings. Demonstration: The instructor will also demonstrate 2 of her NEXT-LEVEL salads that she includes in her brunches, along with other ideas on how to serve and present the bagels for a memorable brunch experience that will be remembered by all who are lucky enough to partake. Have your questions answered by the instructor, and interact with other participants as you cook-along with Tess to create a mouthwatering memorable meal. While cooking along is loads of fun, it is optional. Participants will receive a list of ingredients at least a week in advance of the class to allow time for shopping. Participants will also receive a copy of the instructor’s personal recipes in PDF format. This class will take place on Zoom, or on Microsoft Teams, free on-line software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting.
  • Basic Car Maintenance

    How much would you like to know about your car's care and maintenance? A vehicle may be one of the most expensive and important purchases you will make throughout your life and knowing how to keep your vehicle in good condition is important to prolong the life of this important purchase. Professional mechanics from the Car Care Program will share their knowledge through hands-on basic car care including changing oil, checking tires and other simple tasks that keep cars functioning. This class is perfect for anyone who drives!
  • Be Prepared NOT Scared (Gr. K-3)

    Have you been in or near an emergency situation where someone was hurt? Imagine being able to help out in a situation where first aid is needed. Children can make a difference in an emergency situation. It is important to let them know basic first aid steps in different situations. Topics include: recognizing an emergency and knowing what to do, calling 911, basic first aid techniques, personal safety tips, tricky people, basic gun and fire safety.
  • Beginning Acrylic Holiday Painting (Ages 7-14)

    Does your child love to paint? Are you unsure where to start with so many tutorials and materials on the market? This course from professional and local artist, Rachel Smith, is packed with the basic practical information your child needs to take their painting skills to the next level. Your child will learn about acrylic art supplies, basic acrylic techniques, and then, put those skills to use for a final painting of a ladybug. Supplies: Students do not need to bring any supplies Supplies included in the course: Mixed media paper to practice painting techniques 1 canvas (size 12 x 12 inches for the final painting) Paint to complete your paintings Students will be able to borrow all other supplies needed for the class from the instructor (easel, brushes, etc.)
  • Beginning Acrylic Painting

    Acrylic painting is a versatile and exciting medium for beginner painters. But where to start with so many tutorials, advice and materials on the market? Is learning to paint with acrylics really worth the trouble? The answer is YES! Acrylics are awesome! Now you can learn what you actually need to know to start painting right away. Your registration fee covers the cost of all the supplies you will need. This course from professional and local artist, Rachel Smith, is packed with the basic no-nonsense information you need to know to start painting effectively in no time at all. You’ll learn about acrylic art supplies, basic acrylic techniques, and then, put those skills to use for a final painting called Mountains at Dawn. Warning - this course may cause side effects such as creative joy and a genuine painting addiction!
  • Beginning Pickleball Clinic

    Have you heard of Pickleball and wondered what it was all about? It's America's fastest growing sport because anyone can play it! Here's your chance to learn the basics including play, rules, and etiquette. This clinic will get you started on a sport that is enjoyed by adults of all ages...so be sure to sign up with a friend. Rackets and balls will be provided. Class size is limited so sign up today!
  • Beginning Quilting - Migration

    Instructor Deb Kerr will take you start to finish on this throw-sized quilt which makes a great baby gift, living room accent or wall art for that large empty space. You can use bold, modern fabrics like the sample or choose more traditional fabrics - whatever suits your taste. Finished quilt measures 60”x84”. There will be homework so you will need a working sewing machine at home. Cutting tools will be provided in class. By the end of this class you will have a completed quilt. You will have learned how to cut with a rotary cutter and ruler, piece 4 different types of triangle blocks, assemble quilts, quilt layers together, and bind. No prior quilting experience is necessary but participants should have a good working knowledge of their sewing machines.