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  • 55+ Defensive Driving VIRTUAL CLASS

    **This is a Live Virtual ZOOM class, taking place in 4-hour segments over the course of 2 days. You will be able to interact with the Instructor.** Learn defensive driving techniques that can help prevent accidents. Adults 55 and older can save 10% on car insurance premiums in MN by completing this course - no written or behind-the-wheel test required. Minnesota law requires insurance companies to offer you a 10% reduction for three years if you complete the Minnesota Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course taught by professional, certified instructors. This course is two sessions of classroom - no driving test and no written test required. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate you can then share with your insurance provider.
  • Alignment and Immunity (Virtual)

    Learn how the alignment of your spine and targeted strengthening and stretching exercises can enhance your immunity. We'll combine chiropractic science and body movement to give you another tool to help keep you healthy.
  • An Evening with Jodi Livon: Everybody Must Get Stones

    Stones are conduits for moving energy. Learn how they can beautifully enhance your intuition, help you find your balance, and boost your mood. Insight into popular stones as well as intuition-building techniques will be shared. Jodi will conduct readings of randomly chosen audience members. Yes, stones can expand our intuition! Some people wear them in their ears, or around their neck and some use them for home decoration. Not only are gemstones, crystals, minerals, and rocks appealing to the eye, they have lovely energy, are delightful to hold and speak to us through the language of intuition.
  • Beginning Tai Chi Ruler

    The Tai Chi Ruler form is an ancient and gentle, yet powerful, exercise. It is a unique method of cultivating internal energy as it uses an external object to aid in its development. The system provides a new dimension of deep calm. Tai Chi Ruler is done in continuous repetition with deep, slow breathing while holding the ruler between both palms. The movements can be done standing or sitting, and imitate the movement of internal energy the body. Suitable for all physical conditions and ages, and requires very little space to do. As this course will be taught virtually via Zoom, you will need access to video and audio on a computer, tablet or smartphone with internet connection. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to class.
  • Cardio Dance Jam

    **January session will run Virtually** Spice up your workout and start to crave cardio. Our expert instructor guides you through simple versions of Latin dances (salsa, merengue, reggaeton, and cumbia.) This class is fun and accessible for dancers of all levels. All dances can be modified to low or high impact.
  • Contact Tracer Training Program

    According to the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center, at least 44 states have begun expanding their contact tracing workforce. Learn the information and skills necessary for employment as a contact tracer in this one-month online course. Learn how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission in their communities. The course will also cover several important ethical considerations, including HIPAA, cultural sensitivity and diversity surrounding contact tracing. Course Objectives To introduce students to the field of Contact Tracing To provide background information on virus transmission To teach the ethical issues surrounding Contact Tracing. To teach communication skills necessary for effective contact tracing. To provide avenues for seeking employment as contact tracers. Course Outcomes At the end of this course, you will: Be knowledgeable regarding the transmission of viruses. Be familiar with the Covid-19 virus. Learn effective communication skills for contact tracing. Learn the steps for effective contact tracing. Be ready to seek employment as a Contact Tracer. The program is offered through a collaboration with LERN/UGotClass. Requirements Students must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and have a general proficiency and access in technology. This is an online course, offered in partnership with UGotClass. Classes start monthly. Upcoming dates: January 4 - January 29, 2021 February 1 - February 26, 2021 March 1 - March 26, 2021 April 5 - April 30, 2021 May 3 - May 28, 2021 If you have any questions or difficulty registering please contact the Program Manager for Adult Programs at 952-401-5055
  • Contemporary Art: Styles, Ideas and Artists

    Explore contemporary art practices starting in the 1950’s and continuing today by studying the iconic works of artists such as Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and many others. Art styles for consideration will include Pop Art, Minimal Art, Environmental Art, Conceptual Art, Performance Art, Appropriation Art, and Video Art. This is a virtual class (live streaming) being offered via Zoom.
  • Contemporary Sculpture: From Mid-20th Century to Present Day

    Explore innovative and experimental contemporary sculpture practices starting in the 1950’s and continuing today by studying the works of artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, Eva Hesse, Maurizio Cattelan, Ron Mueck and Katharina Fritsch. Learn about the contemporary art styles associated with unique styles and approaches of these artists. This is a virtual class (live streaming) being offered via Zoom.
  • Create Your Health Care Directive

    Who would speak for you if you couldn’t speak for yourself? Advanced Care Planning is a process that identifies what is most important to you concerning quality of life and living. This class will prepare you to develop a Health Care Directive, a written document which describes your choices. AN EXCELLENT REVIEW FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE A HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE. Mary is a Certified First Steps Advanced Care Planning Facilitator, certified through Honoring Choices Minnesota. This class is being held online, interactive through Zoom. You can choose to enable your camera and audio, or just view the live content. More information will be sent after enrollment and before class.
  • Dance & Yogalates Combo

    Shake up your workout—engage every part of your body, feel empowered, refreshed, and cared for. Class begins with 30 minutes of easy-to-follow, fun, fire-you-up cardio dance followed by 30 minutes of a blend of yoga and pilates. Cardio, strengthening and stretching, core work, a big endorphin release, mindfulness, and stress relief—all in ONE class. This class treats the whole body: heart, muscles, tendons and mind.
  • Earn Extra $Money$ Mystery Shopping

    Begin a new career in the exciting field of mystery shopping. Learn how to sign up with legitimate mystery shopping companies without fees, avoid the pitfalls and scams, create a required mystery shopping resume and profile, and take care of legalities and taxes regarding this income. You will leave with a list of 25 legitimate companies to work for. A detailed tutorial will be emailed to set up your free Zoom account, then the webinar login information and materials will be sent the day of class.
  • Easter Cookie Decorating Kit (Virtual)

    Decorate some adorable(and delicious!) Easter-themed cookies this year. Our ready-to-use kit includes everything you need to decorate your cookies like a pro! You'll follow the step-by-step virtual instruction by baking professional, Annette Conrad (Edible Impressions), using the supplies in your kit: Eight (8) cut out signature-recipe sugar cookies (Baker's recommended shapes) Four Easter/Spring themed shapes Three (3) royal icing colors in sealed tipless decorating bags (ready to use) Three (3) types of decorative sprinkles/sugar Two (2) paint brushes to creatively spread frosting Single page handout and Cookie Storage Tips Virtual Instruction on Thursday, April 1st (6:30 PM, 1-hour): "Learn the Art of the Decorated Cookie" Ordering deadline: Thursday, March 25th at 12 Noon. Kits must be picked up on Tuesday, March 30th, between 2PM-6PM, at Minnetonka Community Ed. No contact, curbside pickup. Instructions and details about pickup will be provided in advance.
  • Gentle Flow Yoga with Amber (Live Streaming)

    Gentle Yoga will guide you skillfully through your yoga poses and teach you alignment to connect those poses to the movement of your breath, creating a balance between relaxation and physical challenge. You’ll stretch and strengthen all the major muscles to help you move more freely and easily in your body. You'll experience a cool down and a guided relaxation at the end of class, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for whatever comes your way. Sessions will be recorded by Instructor and available for 7 days after class to registered students who miss a class. Student should notify Instructor to access the recorded session. You will need a yoga mat. Premium mats available for purchase at MCEC: click here to order online or call 952-401-6800.
  • Google Drive and Google Apps

    Explore the capabilities of this free web based word processing and spreadsheet tool. The benefits of Google Drive include the ability to share and edit in real time with others.
  • Growing Vegetables in Containers: A How-To Guide

    Whether you are challenged by lack of garden space, or want vegetables within an easy reach, most food plants can be grown in containers as easily as decorative plants. Learn about the benefits and best practices of growing vegetables and other food plants in containers. Course taught by a Master Gardener.
  • Growing, Harvesting & Enjoying Herbs

    Take the mystery out of growing, harvesting and storing herbs. Learn how these easy-to-grow plants can be used in landscaping for variety, pollination, cooking, decorating, and more! Course taught by a U of M Master Gardener.
  • Home Improvement: Planning Your Kitchen Remodel (Virtual)

    Looking for ideas on improving your kitchen but don’t know where to start? Learn about what to consider when updating your kitchen: How to make selections on cabinetry, layout, countertops, and the task of pulling it all together. Get new ideas to bring beauty into your home for years to come! This is a virtual/live-streaming class. Prior to class date, you will receive a link to access the class from the comfort of your own home. This class is held in partnership with multiple Community Education programs. Course taught by a professional in the industry, with over 16 years' experience.
  • Instant Pot® 101 LIVE!

    Demystify the Instant Pot® during this live virtual class! Learn the foundations of cooking and care, and how to make amazingly satisfying dishes in the Instant Pot. Breakfast, lunch/dinner and dessert menu items will be demonstrated, in addition to a yogurt tutorial. The Basics: A hand-out with the instructor's original recipes will be provided, including tips and terminology that will help build Instant Pot® confidence and creativity. Menu items will include Creamy Oatmeal or Egg Bites, either Creamy-Cheesy Tuscan Chicken with Pasta or Creamy-Cheesy Broccoli Chicken with Pasta, and Lava Cakes or Banana Bread. Menu items on the day of the class will depend on ingredients that are on hand. There will be time for a Q & A session as well. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is an option. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support each other. Class is demonstration-style live-streaming using Zoom (free online access). MCE will provide you with information on how to access prior to class start.
  • Instant Pot® Cook-Alongs (Virtual)

    Demystify the Instant Pot® during these new LIVE classes! During each virtual class, you'll have the opportunity to interact with other participants and have your questions answered by the instructor as she demonstrates the preparation of the class recipes. Choose one recipe for your cook-along and watch a demonstration on the other. Chili & Corn Bread, Saturday, January 23 (3:30 - 5:30 PM) Recipe options are Classic Chili and Chicken and White Bean Chili, in addition to a mildly sweet Cornbread (based in oven). Pasta! Pasta! Bread!, Thursday, April 22 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) Two dishes will be prepared during class: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce and Macaroni & Cheese. We will also make a quick loaf of bread (in the oven). Homemade Falafel & Mediterranean Wraps, Thursday, May 6 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) Combine the Instant Pot with conventional cooking to create two nutritious and delicious wraps: Homemade Falafel and Mediterranean Kebabi Wraps, in addition to homemade pita bread and sauces from scratch. BBQ the Whole Year Through!, Thursday, May 20 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) Discover the wonders of BBQ with two recipe options: BBQ Pulled Chicken and Carnitas, in addition to a potato salad. Participants will receive a list of ingredients at least a week in advance of the class to allow time for shopping. If the instructor’s personal recipes are used for this class, they will be shared as a PDF. If recipes used are on-line, links to these recipes will be shared. Note: One registration fee for this on-line Virtual class can include participants from the same household only. Every attempt will be made to keep to the listed menus, however, given current circumstances, the instructor may have to make substitutions. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, interact with other participants and support one another in their Instant Pot® journey.
  • Kettlebells (Virtual)

    This course works on fundamental movements: Push, Pull, Squat, Hinge, Press. We take these movements and add load in the form of kettlebells to improve strength and conditioning. Kettlebells are great for both cardio and strength, they use every muscle from your feet, calves, hamstrings, glutes, lats and shoulders. They increase the strength of the posterior chain of muscles (if used correctly) that improve posture and accelerate us. Come learn how to use these weights optimally by a certified kettlebell instructor.
  • Mindful Mat Pilates (Live Streaming)

    Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development, as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints. This class will also include mindful breathing and stretch and release work to calm the mind and body. NEW! Now offering an Introductory rate for new students! New to Pilates and not sure if this class is a good fit? Maybe you're hesitant about a virtual fitness class. We invite you to sample Mindful Mat Pilates at the introductory rate of just $20 for the first two (2) classes of the session. If you decide to continue, fees paid will be applied toward cost of full session. This class is not for those with osteoporosis or need many movement modifications
  • Modern Art: Movements, Masterpieces and Artists

    Learn about major art movements including Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Dada, and Abstract Expressionism. Explore and discuss some of the key works of Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Picasso and Jackson Pollock. This is a virtual class (live streaming) being offered via Zoom.
  • Modern Sculpture: From Impressionism to Mid-20th Century

    Learn about the most influential and famous sculptors from Impressionism to mid-20th century such as Auguste Rodin, Umberto Boccioni, Henry Moore, Man Ray and Alexander Calder. Explore the major art movements associated with unique styles and sculptures of these artists. This is a virtual class (live streaming) being offered via Zoom.
  • Nature Heals (Virtual)

    Humans are innately linked to nature and other forms of life. As a gardener, you've experienced this feeling and that is why you are drawn towards working with plants. Explore where this intrinsic draw came from and the science behind humans and nature. Discuss how to use gardens and gardening to improve overall health and wellbeing. Course taught by a U of M Master Gardener.