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  • Armchair Adventure - Apr - Minnesota from the Road: Heartland Lakes Tour

    Armchair Adventure  These popular virtual travel, topical and cultural programs are held at FAIR Pilgrim Lane, 3725 Pilgrim Lane, Plymouth. Coffee and treats are provided. You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6980. 11 am-12:30 pmMinnesota from the Road: Heartland Lakes Tour - April 1Travel through the heart of Minnesota west to the South Dakota border and up into the Red River Valley, finishing through the state's Central Lake District, with Doug Ohman. Have you ever wondered about Paul Bunyan’s sweetheart? She can be found in Hackensack, MN. Let Doug regale you with photos and tales of the many roadside attractions Minnesota has to offer.
  • Armchair Adventure - Feb - State Parks of Minnesota

    Armchair Adventure  These popular virtual travel, topical and cultural programs are held at FAIR Pilgrim Lane, 3725 Pilgrim Lane, Plymouth. Coffee and treats are provided. You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6980. 11 am-12:30 pm State Parks of Minnesota - Feb 4Go on a Minnesota vacation without leaving your chair! Photographer Doug Ohman has visited all 67 state parks and has photos, stories, history, and personal adventures to share. Learn about the history of the oldest state parks, and the incredible recreational opportunities just waiting to be explored. His photography is featured in the book Prairie, Lake, Forest-State Parks of Minnesota.
  • Armchair Adventure - Mar - World War II on Alaska Soil

    Armchair Adventure  These popular virtual travel, topical and cultural programs are held at FAIR Pilgrim Lane, 3725 Pilgrim Lane, Plymouth. Coffee and treats are provided. You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6980. 11 am-12:30 pm World War II on Alaska Soil - March 4They boarded planes in California for the Pacific battlefields. On the way they were told that their Pacific destination meant the Aleutian Islands where the Japanese came to wage war on the steep, volcanic, foggy “Birthplace of the Winds”. Attend a role-play briefing of U.S. troop arrival as if in August 1943 and learn of the weather, logistical challenges and terrain that would be their biggest enemy. Skip ahead 50 years to learn how these “footprints” impacted the soldiers, the ancient villages, the wildlife, and the wild land. From first-hand accounts by Melonie Shipman, former Education Coordinator for the Wildlife Refuge that manages these WWII battlefields.
  • Armchair Adventure - May - Exploring Minnesota American Indian Nations

    Armchair Adventure  These popular virtual travel, topical and cultural programs are held at FAIR Pilgrim Lane, 3725 Pilgrim Lane, Plymouth. Coffee and treats are provided. You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6980. 11 am-12:30 pm Exploring Minnesota American Indian Nations - May 6May is Minnesota American Indian Month! Join Tasheena LaChapelle and Dr. Ben Burgess, from Robbinsdale Area Schools, to gain insight into the Ojibwe and Dakota nations. The name Minnesota comes from the Dakota words mnisota meaning "sky-tinted waters". This name is just one way that American Indian culture has profoundly influenced our current life. Understand the background as well as contemporary issues, and view authentic items in the Cultural Trunk that is used to teach school children about the American Indian culture.
  • Beginning Conversational Spanish: Going Out and About

    Never get lost in a Spanish speaking country again! This course focuses on typical places and events of interest. You will learn how to find destinations, view schedules, buy tickets, and get transportation. Instructions in following directions and telling time will be presented. Basic grammar appropriate to the topic will be included where necessary.“Cheryl Lewis is an extraordinary teacher. She teaches in a sequential manner and has participants actively involved. The other Spanish teacher I had was good, however, the way Cheryl builds her curriculum helped me learn without being overwhelmed. I would recommend her to anyone seeking Spanish instruction.” - Participant - Fall 2018
  • Beginning Conversational Spanish: Let's Go Shopping

    Want to learn how to shop like a native in a Spanish speaking market? Want to ensure you always get the best price when shopping in Spanish? Then this is the class for you! This course introduces typical products you might like to buy and where and how to buy them. You will learn to ask about product particulars such as size, color, and quality. Interactions include bargaining for prices and exchanging money. Specific vocabulary and simple grammar instruction appropriate to the topic will accompany each lesson.“Cheryl Lewis is an extraordinary teacher. She teaches in a sequential manner and has participants actively involved. The other Spanish teacher I had was good, however, the way Cheryl builds her curriculum helped me learn without being overwhelmed. I would recommend her to anyone seeking Spanish instruction.” - Participant - Fall 2018
  • Diamonds Unearthed NEW!

    Go beyond the four C’s (Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat) to learn about diamonds in terms that everyone can understand. You will learn valuable insights about diamonds, what they are, and why they are important as well as common myths and selling techniques to look out for and avoid. In addition, you will learn how to use a loupe. Class is taught by a Graduate Gemologist, GIA, who has worked in the industry for over 25 years.Bring a piece of your own jewelry so that you can look at it under the loupe.
  • Donut Make you Wonder: Shadows of Time...Minnesota's Surviving Depots - Feb 20

    Donut Make You Wonder? Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am Join us at Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal, for coffee, discussion and, you guessed it, donuts. A $2 fee is payable at the door, but you must sign up in advance by calling 763-504-6990. This series is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education. Shadows of Time...Minnesota's Surviving DepotsIt was rail transportation that expanded and accelerated the growth of Minnesota’s population and economy in the late 1800’s. Join us as author Bill Schrankler brings to life Minnesota’s 168 remaining depots, including six in the Twin Cities metro, as described in his book, “Shadows of Time… Minnesota’s Surviving Depots.” Bill will share entertaining, fact filled information gathered along with hundreds of photographs, maps and other images. His narrative provides a look at Minnesota railroad history through brief studies of the aging structures that range from opulent buildings to small wooden structures. Register by February 15.
  • I'm Related to Whom? Getting Started in the World of Genealogy - Spring

    At some point in their lives many people develop an interest in their ancestors. A lucky few will have access to existing information compiled by a relative, but the format of the information may be largely paper documents. 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
  • Intro to Public Speaking NEW!

    You can become an effective public speaker! In this fun and hands-on course, you'll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. You'll learn how to plan and deliver your presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers - fear.
  • MOVIE TIME AT ROBBINSDALE COMMUNITY ED NEW! - “For Whom The Bell Tolls”

    Full length movie followed by a discussion of the author’s point of view compared with historical facts. Refreshments will be served. “For Whom The Bell Tolls” Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman star in this drama, based on Ernest Hemingway's novel, about an expatriate American demolition expert who fights in the Spanish Civil War and falls in love. Hemingway was a reporter during the war when Franco came to power.
  • Secrets of the Congdon Mansion - Apr 10

    LOCAL AUTHOR SERIES The cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale, and Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education are offering a “Local Author Series” at the Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal). A $3 fee is payable at the door, but please signup in advance by calling 763-504-6990 or online at rdale.eleyo.com. Secrets of the Congdon MansionJoin us for an intriguing evening with author and former Star Tribune reporter Joe Kimball, who has covered the Congdon case from the beginning. Joe will discuss the inside story of the infamous murder of Elisabeth Congdon, the wealthy Duluth dowager who was smothered in her bed in the 39-room Glensheen Mansion. Her night nurse was beaten to death trying to protect the partially-paralyzed heiress. Was it the adopted daughter and her husband? He was found guilty but she, Marjorie Congdon Caldwell Hagen, was not. But that's not the end of the story. Marjorie has been in the news -- and in prison -- in the years since the mansion murders. Bigamy, arson, another murder, and the mysterious death of an elderly man she befriended, have kept her story alive. And they still won't say much about the case when you take the glorious Glensheen tour.  Register by April 5.
  • Seminars by Dan Hartman: 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic NEW!

    The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic. It infected 500 million people across the world and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population), making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Join us to learn about the social, cultural, and economic impacts of this world wide event.“Dan's classes are always fun and informative. Also, he encourages interaction with/from the class attendees. We all learn together.” - Participant, Spring 2018
  • Seminars by Dan Hartman: Black Death in Europe (The Plague) NEW!

    The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–1353. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe indicates that the pathogen responsible was the “yersinia pestis” bacterium. Join us to learn about the series of religious, social, and economic upheavals the plague left in its wake which had profound effects on the course of European history.“Dan's classes are always fun and informative. Also, he encourages interaction with/from the class attendees. We all learn together.” - Participant, Spring 2018
  • Seminars by Dan Hartman: Reconstruction in the South after the Civil War NEW!

    The term Reconstruction Era, in the context of the history of the United States, has two senses: the first covers the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the American Civil War (1861 to 1865); the second sense focuses on the attempted transformation of the Southern United States from 1863 to 1877, as directed by Congress, with the reconstruction of state and society. Learn about this complex time in our country’s history.“Dan's classes are always fun and informative. Also, he encourages interaction with/from the class attendees. We all learn together.” - Participant, Spring 2018
  • Seminars by Dan Hartman: Understanding Polio NEW!

    Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. It has existed for thousands of years, with depictions of the disease in ancient art. Major outbreaks started to occur in the late 19th century in Europe and the United States. The first polio vaccine was developed in the 1950s by Jonas Salk. Today, doctors are looking at a new disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) that acts a lot like polio. Learn about the history of this disease, where it is still impacting people today, and about AFM which has six confirmed cases in Minnesota.“Dan's classes are always fun and informative. Also, he encourages interaction with/from the class attendees. We all learn together.” - Participant, Spring 2018