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  • Adult Explorer Series: Archery NEW!

    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 the School of Engineering and Arts, 1751 Kelly Dr, Golden Valley.
  • Adult Explorer Series: Birding and Biking NEW!

    Take a bike ride on a Regional Trail. Stop along the way to learn about bird identification. Bikes and helmets provided. Meet at Palmer Lake Park, 2800 69th Ave N, Brooklyn Center.
  • Appraise Your Coin Collection NEW!

    Are you a long time numismatist? Perhaps you are new to coin collecting? Either way, in this class you will learn the basics of researching and appraising your U.S. and foreign coins & currency. Examine and identify 100-year-old U.S. and foreign coins. Gain knowledge about: the ins and outs of where to buy and sell coins, coin authentication and much more.Participants will be asked to do internet research on their coins and share what they have learned in the second class. This class is not intended for experienced coin buffs, but all are welcome. Bring a magnifying glass to class.
  • Appraise Your Fine & Costume Jewelry NEW!

    If you’ve always wondered the value of that necklace you inherited from your grandmother, now’s your chance to find out. Learn how anyone can authenticate an Italian cameo, the difference between 10k and 14k gold and why there are jewels in a watch. Examine Siam Niello sterling, Italian Micro Mosaics, and German Rhinestones in class. Learn the basics of appraising your fine & costume jewelry, either for resale or insurance purposes. Also get tips on the best places to sell. Bring a few pieces to class, do research on your own, and share what you have learned at the second class. Instructor David Schlueter is a certified appraiser. Bring a magnifying glass to class.
  • 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. Bring your acoustic guitar. For ages 13+. For more information go to justonceclasses.com. Fee Includes an online book and online instructional videos.
  • Chords are Key for Piano - Spring

    It’s a well known secret that 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. 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.
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  • DIY Spa NEW!

    Make your own Spa treats! Learn how to use simple ingredients to make luxurious bath scrubs and soaks to create your own Home Spa. Be prepared to get rid of some of your stress
  • 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 - Square Dance NEW!

    Square Dancing/Round Dancing offers music, friendships, mild exercise and lots of fun. We dance at the Mainstream level on the second Friday of each month during the school year and welcome all current Square and Round dancers. With enough interest, beginner lessons will be offered. Occasionally, we will have special PLUS, Advanced or only Rounds dances. Dances held at Plymouth Middle School Cafeteria from 7-10 pm.  May 8 (Plus)  May 10 (Advanced)
  • 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 Performance Center 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 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. A $2.00 material fee is due at class.
  • 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.
  • Intro to Genealogy NEW!

    Want to learn about your family history, but are unsure where to start? This class is a basic introduction to useful techniques and tools. Modern genealogical efforts can be much more productive and rewarding than at any time before. This class is not intended to be all-encompassing, but will help those with an interest to get started on their own genealogical research. Familiarity with the internet and home computers is helpful.
  • Juggling: The Ups and Downs NEW!

    Have you ever tried, and failed, to juggle? Juggling doesn't have to be difficult. It can be extremely easy and straightforward if you understand the secrets behind it. Learn simple juggling skills and find out how the meditative repetition of juggling can help you de-stress.
  • Kickstarter Guitar - Spring

    Meet Michael May Michael May became a musician the moment he unwrapped a Kay acoustic guitar on Christmas morning at 12 years of age. Michael received his B.A. In Music from Wayne State University 1997. After graduation, Michael worked for Herb David in Ann Arbor MI, giving lessons and working in sales. Michael currently teaches in St. Paul and Minneapolis.Kickstarter Guitar If you have always wanted to learn how to play guitar, here is your chance! Learn basic music notation, tuning, and how to play chords and easy songs with easy-to-follow instruction. This class is designed for those who have little or no experience playing the guitar.
  • Kitchen Knife Sharpening and Knife Skills

    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, your current sharpening tools and a few vegetable to practice on.
  • Local Author Series: Shadows of the Time - Minnesota's Surviving Depots

    The cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale, and Robbinsdale Area Schools are offering a “Local Author Series” at the Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Drive North). The fee is $3.00 for the presentation and includes refreshments. PAY AT THE DOOR. Shadows of the Time - Minnesota's Surviving DepotsAuthor Bill Schrankler will discuss his new book, "Shadows of TIme...Minnesota's Surviving Depots". The book brings to life 168 of Minnesota's remaining railroad depots, including the local Depots - New Brighton, North St. Paul, Rutledge, St. Anthony Park (2), St. Paul and White Bear. 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 wood structures.This is a PAY-AT-THE-DOOR activity.
  • Mike Lynch Starwatch Party

    Make the stars your old friends as we watch the great celestial show in the skies over Minnesota. This night with the stars, constellations, planets, star clusters, nebulae and more, starts off with an indoor orientation followed by quality time outside under the heavens. Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and some of the great stories behind them. We’ll also use large reflecting telescopes, including two giant 20-inch reflectors that are among the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota, for close-up views of celestial wonders in our night skies. You’ll get a great handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellation charts, websites, a telescope-buying guide and more! Offered in partnership with Wayzata Public Schools. All ages welcome!
  • Power Tools for Women

    Instructor Francis Kaas is a Master Carpenter who has been building and remodeling homes for over 25 years.Power Tools for WomenExplore the world of power tools and woodworking in this introductory, hands-on class. Learn to safely use drills, sanders, routers and saws. Week one, everyone will use all tools and learn the proper way to use them and important safety considerations. Week two, complete a small bench woodworking project to take home. Supply fee of $20 paid to instructor at class. Note: Long hair must be tied back and no loose clothing, for safety reasons. Bring safety goggles, a tape measure and pencil to class.