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  • Adult Explorer Series: Survival and Geocaching

    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 City of Golden Valley have teamed up to offer these sessions of outdoor fun that is affordable and accessible for older adults. All classes start at West Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Visitor Center, 10360 West River Road, Brooklyn Park. Activities involve moderate outdoor walking. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and bag lunch. A snack is provided. Survival and Geocatching Learn a few outdoor survival tips and tricks including identifying wild edibles. Learn tools you can make in the wild. Start a fire to purify water and geocache for s’mores. 
  • Adult Explorer Series: Wildlife. NEW!

    Explore the animals that live in and around the Mississippi River. Learn to identify birds and mammals by sight, sound, and what they leave behind. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and bag lunch. A snack is provided.     
  • Basic Hand Tool Woodworking

    Would you like to learn how to use that hand plane, chisel or saw that you received from your father or grandfather? Would you like to do great woodworking without the noise, dust, danger or expense of power tools? Come and learn how to select, sharpen and set-up hand tools, and learn the skills to use them. First, we will learn about hand saws, hand planes, chisels and layouttools. Then, you will use the tools and your new skills to build a saw bench, or bench appliances, that you can use in your shop with power tools or your newly-shined hand tools. Please bring your own tools if you have them. 
  • Chords are Key for Guitar

    Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Topics include tuning, basic strumming patterns, how to simplify complex chords and how chords work in a song.. Bring your acoustic guitar. Class limited to 15 students. For ages 13+. For more information go to justonceclasses.com. Fee Includes an online book and online instructional videos.
  • Chords are Key for Piano

    Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Fee includes an online book and online video instruction.
  • Congratulations! You’ve Written a Book...Now What?

    A revolution taking place in the book-publishing industry is causing bookstores to close, publishers to downsize, agents to reinvent themselves—and ebooks are outselling traditional books. The traditional publishing gatekeepers are no longer in control of the book market. Independent and self-publishers are now able to produce a finished, professional-quality book for fewer out-of-pocket expenses and take advantage of new ways to promote and sell their books to a worldwide audience. Learn about every stage of the publishing process: creation, publication, promoting/marketing and sales—using time-honored, traditional and cutting-edge strategies.
  • Harmonica

    Meet with others who share your passion. All abilities welcome. All groups are self-directed. Bring supplies. There is no class fee to participate, but there is a $7 annual fee per person, per group involvement. Stop by the Adult Enrichment office at SLC in Golden Valley to get a Hobby Group membership card. If you are yearning to play harmonica, come share your talent and general harmonica knowledge, or learn new skills from your peers.
  • Hobby Group - 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 get a Hobby Group membership card.   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 - 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 get a Hobby Group membership card. 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 A127
  • 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. 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 get a Hobby Group membership card.  Story Theater For over 20 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 Multipurpose Room at Pilgrim Lane.
  • Hobby Group - Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting

    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 get a Hobby Group membership card. 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
  • Hobby Group - 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 get a Hobby Group membership card. 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,
  • How to Write, Publish and Sell your Ebook

    The ebook phenomenon is good news for authors. Ebooks are easier to produce and can be more profitable than print books. Authors are able to publish their work, make it visible to a worldwide audience, and attract the attention of an agent or traditional publisher. A 10-page how-to and resource guide will be available to take home.
  • Kitchen Knife Sharpening and Knife Skills NEW!

    Do you have dull and hard-to-use knives in your kitchen? Come to this class and learn what makes a knife dull, proper edge geometry, proper sharpening tools and cutting boards, knife selection and care, and how to sharpen and maintain the edges of your knives. The instructor will also teach good knife technique and cutting skills to make your food preparation quicker, safer and more fun. Bring your dull knives, a cutting board and your current sharpening tools to class.
  • Needle Arts

    Meet with others who share your passion. All abilities welcome. All Hobby Groups are self-directed. Bring supplies. There is no class fee to participate, but there is a $7 annual fee per person, per group involvement. Stop by the Adult Enrichment office at SLC in Golden Valley to get a Hobby Group membership card. 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. Class starts on Friday Sept. 2nd. We will not meet on Nov. 25, Dec 22, and Dec 30.
  • Showtime Chorus

    Meet with others who share your passion. All abilities welcome. All Hobby Groups are self-directed. Bring supplies. There is no class fee to participate, but there is a $5 annual fee per person, per group involvement. Stop by the Adult Enrichment office at SLC in Golden Valley to get a Hobby Group membership card.  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. 
  • Story Theater

    DRAMATIC READING MAKES STORIES COME ALIVE FOR CHILDREN!For over 20 years we have been showing children that reading is fun! Explore dramatic reading, and learn techniques of reading with expression, with Story Theater. Attend two meetings a month, rehearse stories to perform for children in our elementary schools and other community locations. There is always something new and lively on our horizons. All volunteers, men and women, are welcome! Young boys need to see that men are good readers so consider this your invitation to join the other men in our group. Stop in the Adult Enrichment office at Sandburg Learning Center, 2400 Sandburg Lane in Golden Valley for information or call 763-504-6990. 
  • Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting

    Meet with others in this hobby group who share your passion. All hobby groups are self-directed. All abilities welcome. Bring your own supplies. There is no class fee to participate, but there is a $5 annual fee per person, per group involvement. Stop by the Adult Enrichment office at SLC in Golden Valley to get a Hobby Group membership card.Sumi-E Brush PaintingImmerse yourself in the ancient practice of Sumi-E, a unique style of water-base brush painting. Join other Sumi-E Japanese painting enthusiasts for a morning of painting, conversation and coffee, with others that share your interest in this simple and elegant art form. 
  • Wood Carvers

    Meet with others who share your passion. All abilities welcome. All Hobby Groups are self-directed. Bring supplies. There is no class fee to participate, but there is a $7 annual fee per person, per group involvement. Stop by the Adult Enrichment office at SLC in Golden Valley to get a Hobby Group membership card. Calling all interested men and women! Bring your carving tools and projects and join this fun group of wood carvers. As we work on projects we share patterns, techniques, suppliers and general knowledge. Basic carving skills are required.
  • Woodworking

    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. Plans for the chair or library included in fee. Additional fees are $40-100 depending on your specific wood and hardware selections. Returning woodworkers welcome! No class Nov 7.
  • Woodworking Joinery with Hand Tools NEW!

    Put your new hand tool skills to use by learning how to cut nine basic joints used in the construction of almost any project you might want to build including: dovetails; half, center and full lap joints; corner and full bridle joints; mitered and doweled butt joints; and mortise and tenon joints. We will talk about the application of the different joints, proper layout, and tips and instruction for sawing and fitting the joints so that they are tight and attractive. Sharp basic hand tools are required. The instructor will send out a list of tools before the class begins. No class Nov 22