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  • African American Migration North to Minnesota - NEW!

    Who Are Our Neighbors? Our community is always changing. New immigrants arrive bringing with them new foods, languages, and traditions. The contributions that various people and cultures make to our society continues to expand and strengthen our community. In these monthly sessions, you will have the opportunity to increase your understanding of a local immigrant culture or minority group which is an integral part of the fabric of our community. This series is provided as a collaboration between Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education and Achievement and Integration, Careers and Colleges. During Black History Month learn about the Great Migration of the African American community to the industrial cities of the North, including Minneapolis. From World War I through the 1970’s African Americans moved north looking for higher-paying wages. Discover how this impacted Minneapolis then and now.
  • Conversational Spanish: Let's Travel and Explore (Winter)

    Hola! If you are planning to travel to a Spanish speaking country, this class is perfect for you. In only 10-weeks you will acquire the skills to manage travel, reserve lodgings, visit interesting sites and go shopping. If you've never taken Spanish before or if you want to resurrect your rusty high school Spanish, there's plenty to learn in this engaging and interactive class.
  • Donut Make You Wonder: New Zealand - Rare Place, Rare Wildlife

    Donut Make You Wonder? Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am Join us at Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal, for coffee, discussion and donuts. A $2 fee is payable at the door, but you must sign up in advance at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6990. This series is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Robbinsdale Community Education. New Zealand - Rare Place, Rare Wildlife The sperm whale, the royal albatross, the yellow-eyed penguin, the kiwi bird, they are some of the most beautiful and rarest creatures on earth. They have lived in inaccessible, protected areas of New Zealand for thousands of years pocketed among earthquakes, world-famous architecture and “Lord of the Rings” countryside. Travel to this island nation with Melanie Shipman without the long plane trip!
  • Donut Make You Wonder: 1936 Berlin Olympics - Nazi Games

    Donut Make You Wonder? Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am Join us at Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal, for coffee, discussion and donuts. A $2 fee is payable at the door, but you must sign up in advance at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6990. This series is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Robbinsdale Community Education. 1936 Berlin Olympics - Nazi Games The 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin are notorious for the tightly controlled image the Nazis presented to the world. These Games also became a blueprint for future Games that is followed to the present day. David Jones will share the history of the Olympics and the complicated legacy of the 1936 Games.
  • Effective Use of familysearch.org

    Probably the most used free resource for researching family history, familysearch.org is well known to genealogists. However, there are aspects of this resource that are frequently overlooked and under-utilized. In this class you will learn to take advantage of all the features this resource has to offer to perform simple searches through indexed genealogical resources. Topics will include the wiki, non-indexed digital resources, communities, collections, books, and more.
  • Escape to the Lake - Cabins of Minnesota, NEW!

    Bringing History to Life: Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, and great storyteller. He is also an expert photographer with deep roots in Minnesota. Living in New Hope, Minnesota with his wife, Krin, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota history to life. Enjoy a relaxing and scenic journey to the heart of Minnesota lake country. See some of Minnesota's most interesting and unique cabins. Revisit those wonderful memories of spending time at your favorite getaway with your favorite people. Doug will share stories, history and memories of this long-time Minnesota tradition.
  • First Ladies - NEW!

    Bringing History to Life: Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, and great storyteller. He is also an expert photographer with deep roots in Minnesota. Living in New Hope, Minnesota with his wife, Krin, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota history to life. Did you know that Abigail Adams was the first woman to be both a mother and a wife of a president? Or that Rachel Jackson, Andrew Jackson's wife was a bigamist? Travel back through time with historian and storyteller, Doug Ohman as he shares interesting stories, photographs and forgotten memories about many of America's best-loved First Ladies.
  • Going to Work - New Deal in Minnesota, NEW!

    Bringing History to Life: Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, and great storyteller. He is also an expert photographer with deep roots in Minnesota. Living in New Hope, Minnesota with his wife, Krin, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota history to life. The decade of the 1930s was a chaotic time in our nation's history. The Great Depression and the programs put in place in response had both economic and social ramifications. Explore the legacy that remains from the WPA, PWA, CCC, NYA, and the VCC in Minnesota today.
  • How to Write, Publish and Sell Your eBook

    The ebook phenomenon is good news for authors and publishers. They are easier to produce and can be more profitable than print books. Authors are able to publish their work, make it visible to a world-wide audience, and attract the attention of an agent or traditional publisher. An 8-page how-to handout will be available to take home.
  • I'm Related to Whom? Getting Started in the World of Genealogy

    At some point in their lives many people develop an interest in their ancestors. Given the state of technology today, modern genealogical efforts can be much more productive and rewarding than at any time before. This presentation will serve as a basic introduction to useful techniques and tools. It is not intended to be all-encompassing, but will help those with an interest to get started on their own genealogical research. “I really got a lot out of this class and now have links to places to do more research. Craig did a great job of presenting the material, kept things going at a good pace and is very knowledgeable in genealogy research. I thought demonstrating how FamilyTree, FamilySearch, Gramps and Ancestry work was very helpful for me.“ - Participant, Fall 2018
  • Influential Women in American History - NEW!

    Bringing History to Life: Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, and great storyteller. He is also an expert photographer with deep roots in Minnesota. Living in New Hope, Minnesota with his wife, Krin, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota history to life. Influential Women in American History You've heard of Susan B. Anthony. How about Lucy Burns? Ms. Burns was the women's suffrage leader who spent the most time in jail. Historian Doug Ohman will share the lives of women, some famous such as Ms. Anthony and some not so famous such as Ms. Burns, who made an impact in American history. Don't miss out on the stories of these amazing women!
  • Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL)

    Have you ever wanted to learn another language? American Sign Language, also known as ASL, is the official language of deaf communities in the United States and most English speaking countries. In this four week class, learn vocabulary, numbers, alphabet and ASL syntax, basic phrases as well as some aspects of deaf culture.
  • Islam: Faith and Culture - NEW!

    Who Are Our Neighbors? Our community is always changing. New immigrants arrive bringing with them new foods, languages, and traditions. The contributions that various people and cultures make to our society continues to expand and strengthen our community. In these monthly sessions, you will have the opportunity to increase your understanding of a local immigrant culture or minority group which is an integral part of the fabric of our community. This series is provided as a collaboration between Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education and Achievement and Integration, Careers and Colleges. Islam: Faith and Culture Did you know that Islam shares its roots with Christianity and Judaism? Join us to learn more about the culture and religion of Islam. Explore authentic Muslim cuisine in Minnesota. Learn about mosques, religious holidays and the stories of Muslim women who immigrated to Minnesota.
  • Local Author Series: Lake Superior Flavors

    The cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale and Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education are offering a "Local Author Series" at the Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal). Take a culinary journey around Lake Superior with author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley, creators of the travel book Lake Superior Flavors. Norton and Dilley will share photos from their journeys to (and around) the lake, and tell stories of fruitcake-baking monks, intrepid herring fishermen, a bread bakery hidden in the northwoods of Michigan, Finnish diners, and much more.
  • Name That Town - NEW!

    Bringing History to Life: Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, and great storyteller. He is also an expert photographer with deep roots in Minnesota. Living in New Hope, Minnesota with his wife, Krin, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota history to life. Journey throughout the state of Minnesota with photographer and storyteller, Doug Ohman as he explores towns and villages. Discover the history of each location with fun stories relating to town names from Ada to Zumbrota and everywhere in between.
  • Sip & Spell - Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser

    This isn’t your elementary school spelling bee! Go head to head with other teams of adults. Be the first team to spell the word correctly to win the round. Not a great speller? That’s what your team is for. Or, you can opt to just watch the fun. Either way, it’s sure to be a raucous good time as teams of 3-5 adults battle it out to take home the “Best of the Hive” trophy. Plus, all the fun is for a great cause. Proceeds from the evening will support the Robbinsdale Area Schools Youth Spelling Bee (Sat, Feb 29). We are actively recruiting teams for Sip & Spell. Teams can represent workplaces, schools, teachers, youth coaches, neighborhoods, or just a group of adult friends!
  • The Constitution: A 240-Year-Old Guide (Winter)

    What are the origins of, and the amendments to, the US constitution? How do they influence and apply to current issues? Discover the principles of how the courts use the constitution to decide cases today. Discuss current constitutional issues such as the nominations to the Supreme Court and current cases.
  • Tour of Historic Northfield MN - NEW!

    Bringing History to Life: Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, and great storyteller. He is also an expert photographer with deep roots in Minnesota. Living in New Hope, Minnesota with his wife, Krin, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota history to life. Tour of Historic Northfield MN Spend the day on a historic bus trip to the city of Northfield with historian, Doug Ohman. Doug will be your host, but has also lined-up some fascinating stops with local experts to entertain as we learn more about this fascinating Minnesota city. We will, of course, learn the full story of the Jesse James bank robbery along with some unique stops that may surprise you. You will not want to miss this one.
  • Wolves in Minnesota - NEW!

    Minnesota has the largest population of wolves in the continental United States. Discover more about this charismatic mammal that calls Minnesota home. There is interesting research happening in our own backyards helping us to understand this animal better. Come and learn about life in the pack, it will be a howling good time!
  • Women's History: The Positive Impact of Sororities - NEW!

    For Women’s History month we celebrate the history, culture and contributions of sororities. A panel of women representing sororities from different cultures will answer questions about their organizations, the impact their sorority has on their community, and the true meaning of sisterhood. Join us as we break down negative stereotypes and learn about how soroities have empowered women all over the world.