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  • Bubbles and Brie - Online

    Get ready for your New Year celebration with this short virtual course on brie. Discover how it's made and learn the answer to the age-old question, "Can you eat the rind?" We'll also explore what cheeses go with your favorite bubbly beverages, including wine, cider, and beer. Local cheesemonger Kerry Jerred guides you through the intimidating world of artisan cheeses, from cheese selection for your cheese board to pairing with your favorite libation. Registration deadline is December 7. A few days prior to the start of class, you will receive an email with the ZOOM Meeting link as well as a link to Padlet, a virtual real-time bulletin board, with cheese and beverage pairings. You do not need to create an account to use Padlet. This online class is held in partnership with Elk River Community Education.
  • Budgeting: Control Your Money, Don't Let It Control You

    Creating a budget is the first step to reducing debt, saving for college, retirement or your dream vacation. The class will guide you through the process to easily create a budget plan that works for you.
  • Building a Cheese and Charcuterie Board - Online

    Holiday entertaining is on the horizon! Impress and welcome your friends and family with these ideas for selecting and arranging cheese, meat, fruit, and other delicious condiments into an epic platter! Local cheesemonger Kerry Jerred will guide you through the intimidating world of artisan cheeses, from cheese selection to pairing with your favorite libation! Registration deadline is November 9. A few days prior to the start of class, you will receive an email with the ZOOM Meeting link, and a link to Padlet, a virtual real-time bulletin board, with cheese and beverage pairings. You do not need to create an account to use Padlet. This online class is held in partnership with Elk River Community Education.
  • Camera Handling, Light and Composition

    If you love the outdoors and capturing destinations with your camera, this class is for you. Class will focus on handling your camera, light and composition. Jim Umhoefer is the author and photographer of four outdoor guidebooks on Minnesota and Wisconsin. He also does contract photography for the U.S. Forest Service, Minnesota DNR, and a variety of resorts and vacation properties.
  • Carlos 2020-21

    • Compass
    • 2020-21 School Year
    School year Compass 20-21 is now OPEN!! Compass, School Age Childcare, provides a warm, relaxed, and caring environment where enrolled Alexandria Public School students PreK-5 have the opportunity to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, and grow in confidence, independence and respect for themselves and others. Because changes to the school model may occur quickly, please complete a contract for ALL learning models in which care will be needed. Enrollment will be based upon a first come, first serve basis, with priority given to Tier 1 families: Tier 1, K-12 years Healthcare and public health Law enforcement,public safety and first responders Food and agriculture Judicial Branch (essential services) National Guard (activated under a Governor Executive Order) Educators and school staff providing in-person instruction Child care and school-age care providers -School Year 2020-21 (in person) -2020-21 Hybrid (A Family: Last Names A-K) (B Family: Last Names L-Z) -2020-21 Distance Learning In order to begin Compass on the first day of school, registration will need to be completed prior to Thursday, August 27th. **Currently we have a waitlist for the following sites: Carlos, Garfield, Miltona(morning & afternoon) Lincoln grades K, 1, 4, 5 afternoon Voyager grades 1 & 2 Woodland morning Compass & afternoon grades K, 3,4,5
  • Address:
    20 N Douglas Ave Custodian: 320-852-7181, #4914
    Carlos, MN 56319
  • Carlos Sched. 2-Hour Late Start 7:30 AM Drop Off

    • Compass
    • 2020-21 School Year
    Carlos Elementary School
    2020-21 School Year Compass Non-School Day Site
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  • Christmas Tree Barn: Option of Take Home Kit

    Ring in the holidays by creating this Christmas-themed wood barn. Perfect as a gift or keep for your own holiday décor. This course can be taken in-person at the Design Station or as a Take Home kit.
  • Compass

    School year Compass 20-21 is now OPEN!! Compass, School Age Childcare, provides a warm, relaxed, and caring environment where enrolled Alexandria Public School students PreK-5 have the opportunity to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, and grow in confidence, independence and respect for themselves and others. Because changes to the school model may occur quickly, please complete a contract for ALL learning models in which care will be needed. Enrollment will be based upon a first come, first serve basis, with priority given to Tier 1 families: Tier 1, K-12 years Healthcare and public health Law enforcement,public safety and first responders Food and agriculture Judicial Branch (essential services) National Guard (activated under a Governor Executive Order) Educators and school staff providing in-person instruction Child care and school-age care providers -School Year 2020-21 (in person) -2020-21 Hybrid (A Family: Last Names A-K) (B Family: Last Names L-Z) -2020-21 Distance Learning In order to begin Compass on the first day of school, registration will need to be completed prior to Thursday, August 27th. **Currently we have a waitlist for the following sites: Carlos, Garfield, Miltona(morning & afternoon) Lincoln grades K, 1, 4, 5 afternoon Voyager grades 1 & 2 Woodland morning Compass & afternoon grades K, 3,4,5
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  • Compost and Mulches - Online Presentation

    Composts and mulches are nature’s way of recycling; keeps waste out of landfills, and it fertilizes without chemicals. It’s a great way to turn wood chips, vegetable and yard trimmings into a dark, crumbly fertile soil. Make your garden happy and help the environment. Learn how to use a variety of composts and the various mulches out there for all your planting and landscaping needs whether you make them yourself or buy them off the shelf. The pros, the cons, and everything in between. An email invitation will be sent with the link to the meeting prior to the presentation date. You will be able to interact live with the instructor during the online presentation to answer any of your questions.
  • December 16 2020 Three Year Old Screening

    This free, mandatory screening is for all Minnesota children and is best done when your child is 3 years old. The process will obtain a MN Student ID number for your child. Screening is a simple, careful check of your young child's speech and language, thinking skills, physical development, and social/emotional health. It is designed to ensure the healthy growth of students to be successful in any educational setting, and if needed, connect them to resources that will support their development. For school district enrollees, screening must be completed prior to registering in district preschool or Kindergarten programming.
  • December 17 2020 Three Year Old Screening

    This free, mandatory screening is for all Minnesota children and is best done when your child is 3 years old. The process will obtain a MN Student ID number for your child. Screening is a simple, careful check of your young child's speech and language, thinking skills, physical development, and social/emotional health. It is designed to ensure the healthy growth of students to be successful in any educational setting, and if needed, connect them to resources that will support their development. For school district enrollees, screening must be completed prior to registering in district preschool or Kindergarten programming.
  • Discerning Whiteness: The Unacknowledged Barrier - Online

    Are you looking for the next step in your Racial Justice journey? Here we will examine racialized assumptions, expectations, images, values, and beliefs, moving from abstract definition to vivid depiction. We'll work to uncover what whiteness and white privilege look like in ourselves, local settings, our communities and workplaces. We'll investigate how these create a white-normed culture and what we can do about it. Join us online! The instructor will send you information to access the class before it begins. This online class is held in partnership with St. Louis Park Community Ed.
  • Discover Your Roots - Online

    Learn how to start researching your family tree! We’ll cover free tools for starting your family tree, how to gather and add family information, how to use free databases and how to find other family tree information. Forms and outlines will be provided via email prior to each session. During the third session we will do some searching for one of your own ancestors. Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Upon registering, you will receive a link to access the class. Simply click the link on the days and time of class and Mary will lead you through the class from the comfort of your own home! This online class is held in partnership with St. Louis Park Community Ed.
  • Address:
    510 N Mc Kay Ave Ne Custodial phone: 320-762-7900, #4330
    Alexandria, MN 56308
  • Docudrama: Kon Tiki

    "Kon-Tiki" is a great looking dramatization of the famed ocean voyage by Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Hagen). Thor suspects that the South Sea Islands were originally colonized by South Americans. In 1947 despite his fear of water and inability to swim, Heyerdahl decides to prove his theory. He and five companions set sail from Peru on a balsa-wood raft built from an ancient design. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they must navigate using the stars and ocean currents. After three exhausting months at sea, they achieve their goal.
  • Documentary Film: Honeyland

    In Macedonia, the last native beekeeper relies upon traditional methods to harvest honey deep in the mountains. However, her livelihood is jeopardized when a nomadic farming family attempts to infringe on her beekeeping. This film was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2020 Academy Awards.
  • Documentary: At Eternity's Gate

    Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him. Academy Award Nominee Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's (Academy Award Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.
  • Dog Obedience

    This is a basic obedience course that will be held indoors at the Douglas County Gym for dogs 12 weeks of age and older. The commands covered will be Heel, Sit, Stay, Come and No. But more importantly, it will teach you about dog behavior and training basics so you can continue with your training long after this class is over. The first class is for you only, no need to bring your dog. Your dog will join you for the last four classes. Class size is limited, so register today!
  • Address:
    720 Fillmore St
    Alexandria, MN 56308
  • Early Education 2020-21

    • Compass
    • 2020-21 School Year
    School year Compass 20-21 is now OPEN!! Compass, School Age Childcare, provides a warm, relaxed, and caring environment where enrolled Alexandria Public School students PreK-5 have the opportunity to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, and grow in confidence, independence and respect for themselves and others. Because changes to the school model may occur quickly, please complete a contract for ALL learning models in which care will be needed. Enrollment will be based upon a first come, first serve basis, with priority given to Tier 1 families: Tier 1, K-12 years Healthcare and public health Law enforcement,public safety and first responders Food and agriculture Judicial Branch (essential services) National Guard (activated under a Governor Executive Order) Educators and school staff providing in-person instruction Child care and school-age care providers -School Year 2020-21 (in person) -2020-21 Hybrid (A Family: Last Names A-K) (B Family: Last Names L-Z) -2020-21 Distance Learning In order to begin Compass on the first day of school, registration will need to be completed prior to Thursday, August 27th. **Currently we have a waitlist for the following sites: Carlos, Garfield, Miltona(morning & afternoon) Lincoln grades K, 1, 4, 5 afternoon Voyager grades 1 & 2 Woodland morning Compass & afternoon grades K, 3,4,5
  • Address:
    1410 S Mc Kay Ave Custodial phone#320-7623305, #4173
    Alexandria, MN 56308
  • Early Education Sched. 2-Hour Late Start 6:30 AM Drop Off

    • Compass
    • 2020-21 School Year
    Early Education Center
    2020-21 School Year Compass Non-School Day Site
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