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  • A Knife Changing Experience: Knife Sharpening and Skills (Winter)

    Do you have dull and hard-to-use knives in your kitchen? Discover what makes a knife dull, proper edge geometry, proper sharpening tools, knife selection and care, and how to sharpen and maintain the edges of your knives. Plus, learn knife handling techniques and cutting skills to make your food preparation quicker, safer and more fun.
  • Adult Explorer Series - Birding

    ADULT EXPLORER SERIES Providing outdoor, nature-focused experiences, Three Rivers Explorer Camps, part of Three Rivers Park District, along with Robbinsdale Community Education and the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale have teamed up to offer these sessions of outdoor fun that is affordable and accessible for older adults. Activities involve moderate outdoor walking. Dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Birding Join us for an evening of fun and curiosity. Go on a hike with a naturalist to discover what birds are busy using the park. Learn new bird watching skills with provided equipment and resources. Meet at the Crystal MAC Wildlife Area, 61st and Lee, Brooklyn Park.
  • Adult Explorer Series - Get to Know Your Regional Trails Biking Tour

    ADULT EXPLORER SERIES Providing outdoor, nature-focused experiences, Three Rivers Explorer Camps, part of Three Rivers Park District, and Robbinsdale Community Education along with the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale have teamed up to offer these sessions of outdoor fun that are affordable and accessible for older adults. Activities involve moderate outdoor walking. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Get to Know Your Regional Trails Biking Tour Let’s explore the trails! Discover the vast network of trails in your community! See where you can travel on your bike. Use a provided bike or bring your own. Meet at Bassett Creek Park, 3195 Welcome Ave N, Crystal. Must be 18 or older.
  • Adult Explorer Series - Stand-up Paddleboarding - NEW!

    ADULT EXPLORER SERIES Providing outdoor, nature-focused experiences, Three Rivers Explorer Camps, part of Three Rivers Park District, along with Robbinsdale Community Education and the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale have teamed up to offer these sessions of outdoor fun that is affordable and accessible for older adults. Activities involve moderate outdoor walking. Dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Stand-up Paddleboarding Try the fast-growing sport ofstand-up paddleboarding, an exciting way to explore the water. Meet at Fish Lake Regional Park, 14900 Bass Lake Rd, Maple Grove.
  • Adult Explorer Series: Archery

    ADULT EXPLORER SERIES Providing outdoor, nature-focused experiences, Three Rivers Explorer Camps, part of Three Rivers Park District, along with Robbinsdale Community Education and the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale have teamed up to offer these sessions of outdoor fun that is affordable and accessible for older adults. Activities involve moderate outdoor walking. Dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Archery Have you ever wanted to try archery? Join us and learn the basics of archery and elements of safety. Shoot at stationary targets and compete in games. Equipment provided. Meet at the outside field at Robbinsdale Middle School, 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale.
  • Basic Small Boat Sailing - NEW!

    Basic Small Boat Sailing is a two-session, 6-hour course. Classes are taught by ASA-certified instructors on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN. Northern Breezes Sailing School offers learn-to-sail classes on Medicine Lake on our WindRider 17 Sailing Trimaran. This location is found west of the Twin Cities at French Regional Park located right off of the intersection of I-494 and Rockford Road. Classes are limited to four students. This small seminar environment provides a great instructor to student ratio for very effective skipper and crew training. Each session starts with a briefing on the day’s lesson, getting underway, sailing exercises and ends with docking and securing the boat. Each student receives the Let's Go Sailing textbook, Video/DVD and they earn Northern Breezes Certification. Plus they receive an invitation to join the Northern Breezes Boat Club and continue sailing without the requirement to buy a boat; all while wearing your recently earned "skipper's hat!" Students can separately purchase American Sailing Association Certification (ASA) and receive all the above as well as an ASA Log Book, seal for the Log Book and a 90-day free trial American Sailing Association membership. For more information, go to the Northern Breezes website at http://northernbreezessailing.com/index.php/basic-small-boat-asa-110-medicine-lake/
  • Donut Make You Wonder: Stew Thornley - Hit or Error? Official Scorekeeping for MN Twins & Timberwolves - NEW!

    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. Stew Thornley - Hit or Error? Official Scorekeeping for MN Twins & Timberwolves Stew Thornley is an official scorer for Major League Baseball, recording the scores for the Minnesota Twins home games and is part of the four-member MLB Official Scoring Advisory Committee. Stew also is an official scorer for Minnesota Timberwolves games. Listen as he discusses the differences and similarities between the jobs. Watch plays and vote if you believe it is a hit or an error. This is your chance to call the plays!
  • Donut Make You Wonder: Annette Fragale - Hats off to Magic - NEW!

    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. Annette Fragale - Hats off to Magic Enjoy time with friends watching veteran performer Annette's comedy magic show. Her sense of humor and magic illusions are sure to delight and amaze you. Annette performs all over the community, stars in the award-winning TV show “Magic Book Nook” and hosts “Yoga on the Go.” Annette’s motto is: “If you don’t have wrinkles, you haven’t laughed enough.” Come and create some wrinkles.
  • Hobby Group - Minneapolis Wood Butchers (wood carvers)

    Hobby Groups Meet with others who share your passion. All abilities welcome. All groups are self-directed. Bring your own supplies. There is no class fee to participate, but there is a $7 annual fee per person for most groups. Stop by the Adult Enrichment office at Pilgrim Lane in Plymouth to join a Hobby Group. Wood Carvers Calling all interested men and women! Bring your carving tools and projects and join this fun group of woodcarvers. As we work on projects we share patterns, techniques, suppliers and general knowledge. Basic carving skills are required. Thursdays, 8:30-11 am,
  • Hobby Group - Needle Arts

    Hobby Groups Meet with others who share your passion. All abilities welcome. All groups are self-directed. Bring your own supplies. There is no class fee to participate, but there is a $7 annual fee per person for most groups. Stop by the Adult Enrichment office at Pilgrim Lane in Plymouth to join a Hobby Group. Needle Arts If you love needlework of any kind, you’ll love this group. We share patterns, supplier ideas, general knowledge, mutual support and a cup of coffee. Fridays, 9-11 am
  • Hobby Group - Showtime Chorus

    Showtime Chorus Do you love to sing? Our Showtime Chorus has more than 25 singers but is looking for both men and women to join their talented bunch. Thursday, 9:15-11:15 am PL 218
  • Hobby Group - Silvertones (Harmonica)

    Hobby Groups Meet with others who share your passion. All abilities welcome. All groups are self-directed. Bring your own supplies. There is no class fee to participate, but there is a $7 annual fee per person for most groups. Stop by the Adult Enrichment office at Pilgrim Lane in Plymouth to join a Hobby Group. Harmonica If you are yearning to play harmonica, come share your talent and general harmonica knowledge, or learn new skills from your peers. Wednesdays 12:30-2 pm
  • Hobby Group - Story Theater

    Hobby Groups Meet with others who share your passion. All abilities welcome. All groups are self-directed. Bring your own supplies. Story Theater For over 25 years we have been showing children that reading is fun! Explore dramatic reading and learn techniques of reading with expression. Attend two meetings per month to rehearse stories to perform for children in our elementary schools and other community locations. No Fee. Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, noon-2:30 pm, in the Performance Center at Pilgrim Lane. Drop in and see what we're about.
  • How to Fish Twin Cities Lakes

    Join Sybil Smith, author of the Twin Cities Fishing Guide (4th Edition), Brainerd-Mille Lacs Fishing Guide, and Twin Cities Shore Fishing Maps (East and West) for tips on how to find the best fishing in the Twin Cities area. Learn how to select the best lakes in all seasons, use 3 magic words to consistently catch fish, choose the best lures and techniques for each species, and make a slip-bobber rig, jig worm, and weedless plastic worm for home. Door prizes, free maps, booklets, and other fun stuff.
  • Kayak Adventures

    We will start our adventure on Cedar Lake and paddle to Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun, where we will stop for a box lunch and then paddle back to Cedar Lake. Instruction and guide provided by Active Solutions. Open to all abilities, as this is a great opportunity if you have never been in a kayak! Fee includes instruction, solo kayaks, paddles, life jackets, guide, and lunch. Registration deadline is one week before the class starts or until registration fills. Meet at Cedar Point Beach on Cedar Lake (2101 Cedar Lake Parkway, Minneapolis, MN). Offered in partnership with the Park & Recreation programs of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale.
  • Magic for Adults

    Learn the art of illusion. Entertain friends and family at the drop of a hat! A little magic can go a long way toward soothing folks in distress. Professional magician Annette Fragale will show you how to perform tricks with ordinary objects like cards, coins, rope and paper. Plus, you'll learn about misdirection and basic sleight-of-hand.
  • Photo Organization: Print & Digital (Spring)

    Imagine, all your photos, all in one place and a system that allows you to access any photo & movie in literally seconds. Learn about scanners for copies & repair of older prints and slides, cloud storage services; owning vs renting. Discover everything you need to know to complete this project and quickly. Never worry about losing another photo again!
  • Photo Organization: Print & Digital (Winter)

    Imagine, all your photos, all in one place and a system that allows you to access any photo and movie in literally seconds. Learn about scanners for copies and repair of older prints and slides, cloud storage services; owning vs renting. Discover everything you need to know to complete this project and quickly. Never worry about losing another photo again!
  • Raised Beds and Container Gardening (Spring)

    Grow fresh vegetables and herbs with very little weeding using containers or raised beds. Maximize limited space and sunlight to grow tomatoes, peppers, scallions, lettuce, and potatoes from spring through fall. Learn about container soils, raised bed location and construction, best watering practices, and plant varieties to consider. Come with a list of questions and leave with a plan for your 'farm to table' garden.
  • Woodworking (Spring)

    Discover the wonderful world of woodworking! Learn shop and tool safety as well as operation of the table saw, band saw, jointer, planer, power sanders, drill press and routers. Construct an Adirondack chair, Free Little Library, or project of your choice upon approval by instructor. Returning woodworkers welcome!
  • Woodworking (Winter)

    Discover the wonderful world of woodworking! Learn shop and tool safety as well as operation of the table saw, band saw, jointer, planer, power sanders, drill press and routers. Construct an Adirondack chair, Free Little Library, or project of your choice upon approval by instructor. Returning woodworkers welcome!