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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 - Jun - 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 - Jun 3Rescheduled from the February ice storm, you can still go 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-Minnesota's State Parks.
  • 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 6 May 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 are used to teach school children about the American Indian culture.
  • Congratulations, You've Written a Book. Now what?

    A revolution is taking place in the book-publishing industry. The traditional gatekeepers are no longer in control and authors are able to take advantage of new ways to sell to a worldwide audience, and produce a finished, professional quality book for fewer out-of-pocket expenses. A ten-page handout will be available to take home.
  • 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 Closed Too Many Eyes: A World War ll Medic Finally Talks NEW!

    Before World War II, Bayer Ross worked as a tailor in his father's dry cleaning shop in the southwestern Minnesota town of Mountain Lake. During World War II, he served in the Army as a medic and saw action in North Africa, Sicily, the D-Day invasion, and even worked at a Concentration Camp. His brother-in-law, Paul Arneson, will tell Bayer’s story through letters, journal entries, and photos.Veterans can attend for free.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • MOVIE TIME AT ROBBINSDALE COMMUNITY ED NEW! - “Last of the Mohicans”

    Full length movie followed by a discussion of the author’s point of view compared with historical facts. Refreshments will be served. “Last of the Mohicans” James Fenimore Cooper’s epic adventure and passionate romance unfold against the panorama of a frontier wilderness ravaged by the French & Indian War. Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Hawkeye, frontiersman and adopted son of the Mohicans, and Madeleine Stowe is Cora Munro, daughter of a British colonel.
  • Secrets of the Congdon Mansion - Apr 10 NEW!

    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 Mansion  -  Apr 10  -  7-8:30 pmJoin 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: KKK and Jim Crow Laws NEW!

    Seminars by Dan Hartman Dan Hartman is a military historian who has taught many seminars throughout the Minneapolis St. Paul metropolitan area for senior centers, community education programs, and assisted living and senior housing developments. He holds a Masters Degree from Mankato State University in Political Science and courses in government from Hamline University. He has taught college level classes throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. “Dan's classes are always fun and informative. Also, he encourages interaction with/from the class attendees. We all learn together.” - Participant, Spring 2018 KKK and Jim Crow Laws The Ku Klux Klan commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, is three distinct movements in the United States that have advocated extremist reactionary positions such as white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration, anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism. Historically, the KKK used terrorism—both physical assault and murder—against groups or individuals whom they opposed. Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States. Join us to learn about the deep and insidious legacy of the Klan and Jim Crow which are still impacting our society today.
  • Seminars by Dan Hartman: Reconstruction in the South after the Civil War NEW!

    Seminars by Dan Hartman Dan Hartman is a military historian who has taught many seminars throughout the Minneapolis St. Paul metropolitan area for senior centers, community education programs, and assisted living and senior housing developments. He holds a Masters Degree from Mankato State University in Political Science and courses in government from Hamline University. He has taught college level classes throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. “Dan's classes are always fun and informative. Also, he encourages interaction with/from the class attendees. We all learn together.” - Participant, Spring 2018Reconstruction in the South after the Civil WarThe 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.
  • 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
  • The Diamond Industry Today NEW!

    Learn about the diamond cartel and how it influenced the culture in the countries where diamonds are mined. Get your questions answered such as, what is the diamond cartel and how do they create perceived value? What are synthetic diamonds and how are they impacting jewelry markets? Learn the best way to shop for both genuine and synthetic diamonds and more.
  • United States Presidents Who Died in Office: What Happened? NEW!

    Eight United States Presidents died in office - 4 from illness and 4 by assassination. What happened? Was their medical care helpful...or harmful? The presentation by Dr. Kretchman tells all.