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  • Armchair Adventure - Alaska: From Seward's Folly to The Great Land

    Armchair Adventure These popular virtual travel, topical and cultural programs are held at the Rockford Road Library, 6401 42nd Ave N, Crystal. Coffee and treats are provided. New this year - You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6980. 11 am-12:30 pm Alaska: From Seward's Folly to The Great Land - Apr 9Alaska has more to offer than the largest mountain in North America and the Inside Passage. It is where the heart dances with the Northern Lights, the fishing rod bends, and some of the largest tidal changes on earth occur. Join us to experience Alaska with Melonie Shipman, long-time Alaska resident, traveler and wildlife educator, and learn why it is called “The Great Land”.
  • Armchair Adventure - Minnesota from the Road

    Armchair Adventure These popular virtual travel, topical and cultural programs are held at the Rockford Road Library, 6401 42nd Ave N, Crystal. Coffee and treats are provided. New this year - You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6980. 11 am-12:30 pm Minnesota from the Road - Mar 5Travel the great state of Minnesota through the photographs and stories of Doug Ohman. Doug will share the stories of how many of Minnesota’s landmarks became so famous. His pictures and stories will be sure to entertain and bring new interest in more road trips around our great state.
  • Armchair Adventure - New Zealand, The Maori Land the the Long White Cloud

    Armchair Adventure  11 am-12:30 pm New this year - You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6980.  After travelling all over the world, Jane Norman still ranks New Zealand as her favorite. Come see the diverse beauty of this island nation where movies such as the Lord of the Rings and Avatar were filmed. You’ll want to start packing your suitcase!
  • Beginning Conversational Spanish-Course 4: Going Shopping

    Meet Cheryl Lewis Cheryl Lewis has been an educator for over 40 years and recently retired from Robbinsdale Public Schools. She earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish and Art and her master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She first caught her wanderlust while living in Spain and studying at the University of Madrid. Beginning Conversational Spanish: Course 4: Going Shopping Shopping in another country with another language and culture is always an exciting challenge. Ease the challenge by taking this great Spanish class. Even if you’ve never taken a Spanish class before you will leave this class being able to ask about products you are interested in and where to buy them - you might even be able to employ some bargaining skills. Te veo en clases (see you in class)!  No class Mar 27 or 28.This is the one of several independent Spanish courses; any, or all, of them may be taken. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. 
  • Donut Make You Wonder - Looney Tunes

    Meet one of Minnesota's best ambassadors, the Common Loon, in an uncommon presentation. Translate their beautiful calls and learn about their equally beautiful and unique relations: the Pacific, yellow-billed, red-throated, and Arctic loons. Revered by Native cultures and now a symbol of vanishing wilderness, the loons have much to teach us still. Register by May 11.
  • Donut Make You Wonder? - Feet First - The Only Way I'm Leaving My House

    Donut Make you Wonder? Wednesdays, 10-11:30 amJoin us at Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal, for coffee, discussion and, you guessed it, donuts. The $2 fee is paid at the door, but you must sign up in advance by calling 763-504-6980. New this year - you can also sign up online at rdale.eleyo.com. This series is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale, and Robbinsdale Community Education.This class takes a look at tips and techniques to help you stay in your home as you age. It covers the common causes of having to leave your home and provides common sense hints, best practices, and resources to avoid pitfalls. Register by April 13.The course is taught by Stephen Laliberte. Steve is a recognized speaker in the Twin Cities senior community. He has taught hundreds of classes on valuing your possessions and downsizing. Stephen is owner of Liberty Holdings a group of companies that provides senior services that include Odds & Ends Again consignment store, Sort Toss Pack senior moving services, and Odds & Ends Again Realty. 
  • Donut Make you Wonder? - Recycling Myths and Mysteries Solved - Mostly!

    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. The $2 fee is paid at the door, but you must sign up in advance by calling 763-504-6980. New this year - you can also sign up online at rdale.eleyo.com. This series is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale, and Robbinsdale Community Education.  Mar 21 Recyling Myths and Mysteries Solved - Mostly Most people think recycling is something new, but resourceful humans first began recycling in prehistoric times. More than 1,000 Minnesota manufacturers use recycled material to make their products. What they want to make determines what you can put in your recycling cart. Tim Pratt, Recycling Manager for the cities of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope, answers questions about what can go in your cart and what can’t, and he shows us how recycling helped us win the Revolutionary War and World War II. Register by March 16  Tim Pratt has been the Recycling Manager for the cities of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope since July 2015. Before that he owned his own consulting company working with cities, counties and non-profits on solid waste and recycling projects. He got his start talking trash as the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Roseville for 12 years.
  • Donut Make you Wonder? - The Washington Monument: Centerpiece of the National Mall

    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. The $2 fee is paid at the door, but you must sign up in advance by calling 763-504-6980. New this year - you can also sign up online at rdale.eleyo.com. This series is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale, and Robbinsdale Community Education.  Feb 21 The Washington Monument: Centerpiece of the National Mall The 555 foot Washington Monument stands proudly in the center of the National Mall in Washington D.C. Building the Monument involved disagreements about the design, political infighting, inability to raise money and a 22 year interruption in the building phase. Don’t miss this fascinating story presented by David Jones, a resident of Minneapolis who has made more than 750 historical presentations since 1996. Register by February 16.
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  • Fun Conversational Chinese for Beginners NEW!

    One in every five people on Earth speaks Chinese. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to communicate with one fifth of the world? Come to learn beginner conversational Chinese in a fun way and modern way! Learn simple words, phrases and sentences. We use multiple smartphone apps and other media to study the language without any textbooks. You will see the instructor once a week but have daily interactions. At the last session of the class, participants can choose to meet at a local restaurant to practice what you learned with native speakers (meal cost is additional) and also receive a memorable souvenir from the instructor as a keepsake.
  • Historic Cemeteries of the Twin Cities NEW!

    ON THE ROAD WITH DOUG OHMAN Doug will tell you he has the best job in the world, and he would probably be right. Doug is a professional photographer who has been commissioned by the Minnesota Historical Society to capture our great state in pictures. He is also a great storyteller, author and tour guide. Historic Cemeteries of the Twin Cities Spend a fun and most interesting day with photographer and storyteller Doug Ohman as he takes us around the Twin Cities to experience historic cemeteries. We will catch a glimpse of frontier Minnesota as we visit the graves of the state’s early pioneers. The tour will include unique stops that shed new light on Minnesota history, including the oldest cemetery in Minneapolis. If you have been on Doug’s tours in the past you know he will entertain with stories and information that will make the day most memorable. The day begins at Pilgrim Lane with an overview of historic cemeteries and what to look for.
  • The American Presidents Series with Dan Hartman NEW! - Spring

    This year-long series of seminars will explore each president and discuss what occurred from an historical point of view while they were in office The presidents will be presented in order, highlighting their accomplishments and factors surrounding their terms in office. Under the United States Constitution, the President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States. As chief of the executive branch and face of the federal government as a whole, the presidency is the highest political office in the United States, by influence and recognition.All classes will be held at Pilgrim Lane in room 218.  Sign up for at least 5 classes and pay only $15/class.
  • The American Presidents Series with Dan Hartman NEW! - Winter

    This year-long series of seminars will explore each president and discuss what occurred from an historical point of view while they were in office The presidents will be presented in order, highlighting their accomplishments and factors surrounding their terms in office. Under the United States Constitution, the President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States. As chief of the executive branch and face of the federal government as a whole, the presidency is the highest political office in the United States, by influence and recognition.All classes will be held at Pilgrim Lane in room 218.  Sign up for at least 5 classes and pay only $15/class.
  • The Constitution and its Modern Day Effects

    What are the origins of, and the amendments to, the constitution? How do they apply to, and influence, current issues? Some of the principles of how the courts decide cases will be presented, and we will also discuss some current cases, and current issues such as the nomination of the next Supreme Court Justice.
  • World Religions NEW!

    Professor Carissa Wyant will shed light into the beliefs of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the three Abrahamic traditions. Learn about their differences as well as similarities. Gain insight into the beliefs, practices and rituals of these sibling faiths in this enlightening study.Join Professor Carissa Wyant in this engaging study of several major Eastern religious traditions of the world. Learn about the historical development, doctrines and beliefs, practices, institutions, and cultural expressions of Eastern religious traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. This course also addresses some of the essential differences and similarities that exist among Eastern religious traditions, and points to the uniqueness of each of them.