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  • 10 Tips For Buying Or Selling A Home Or Investment Property

    Thinking of acquiring real estate? Gain an understanding of purchase agreements, strategies for getting your offer accepted in multiple offers, and different ways to cover closing costs and mortgage insurance. Explore Twin Cities housing market data, an overview of loan programs ­including a loan for escrowing improvements, appraisal issues affecting a home sale, and small things to improve your chances of selling your property. Making updates such as paint, carpet, light fixtures, and de-cluttering are also discussed. "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • 55+ Discount Driving 8-Hour

    For motorists 55 years of age and older. Explore changes in traffic laws and traffic safety, the latest vehicle technology, and easy-to-use defensive driving and accident-prevention tips. Completion of these courses will produce a 10% decrease in your car insurance. These 8-hour courses are required for first-time students; the 4-hour refresher is required every three years thereafter. All classes taught by the Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. Certificates are issued at the end of class. "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • 55+ Discount Driving Refresher

    For motorists 55 years of age and older. Explore changes in traffic laws and traffic safety, the latest vehicle technology, and easy-to-use defensive driving and accident-prevention tips. Completion of this courses will produce a 10% decrease in your car insurance. The 8-hour course is required for first-time students; the 4-hour refresher is required every three years thereafter. All classes taught by the Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. These 4-hour Refresher courses are for those who have already completed the 8-hour Driver Safety course. Certificates will be issued to those completing the course. "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • 55+ Discount Driving Refresher

    For motorists 55 years of age and older. Explore changes in traffic laws and traffic safety, the latest vehicle technology, and easy-to-use defensive driving and accident-prevention tips. Completion of this courses will produce a 10% decrease in your car insurance. The 8-hour course is required for first-time students; the 4-hour refresher is required every three years thereafter. All classes taught by the Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center. These 4-hour Refresher courses are for those who have already completed the 8-hour Driver Safety course. Certificates will be issued to those completing the course. "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • Acupressure to Relieve Stress and Anxiety - Online Course

    The ancient healing art of acupressure can offer great relief with no side effects and help you feel your best. Along with the specific points to help relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia, irritability and even weight gain, you will learn the Nine Master Pressure Points, which are the most helpful to your body. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The day before your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Addressing Harm Reduction: Bridging Communities Minneapolis to St. Paul - Online Course

    As described by Harm Reduction international, "Harm reduction refers to policies, programs and practices that aim to minimize negative health, social and legal impacts associated with drug use, drug policies and drug laws". Learn from local advocates who help bring dignity and safety to drug users throughout the Twin Cities. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Adult Beginning

    Learn the basic strokes and proper breathing techniques (similar to Levels 1-3). Locker rooms will be available for changing out of swim attire after class. Showers will not be available. Please come prepared to swim and free of lotions, and other body and hair products. Plan to shower at home after class. Bathrooms will still be available. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
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  • Adult Beginning Ballet

    For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had six months or more of classical ballet classes. Ages 16 and up.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel

    Discover advanced tips and tricks that can increase your productivity and get your specific questions answered. Topics include: conditional formatting, data manipulation, custom lists, conditional formulas and functions, use of the formula/function library and more. Prerequisite: Intermediate Microsoft Excel or equivalent skills. "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • All Around Fitness

    All Around Fitness is for everyone. Sessions feature exercise techniques for older adults, including strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, balance and flexibility. Work at your own pace and receive personal attention from a trained instructor. This class has a hybrid option. Joining information will be sent in your confirmation notes. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • All Around Fitness-Online Course

    All Around Fitness is for everyone. Sessions feature exercise techniques for older adults, including strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, balance and flexibility. Work at your own pace and receive personal attention from a trained instructor. This class has a hybrid option. Joining information will be sent in your confirmation notes. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • Allianz Field Tour

    Inspired by the rippling waters of the land of 10,000 lakes, Allianz Field is a dynamic icon for the city of Saint Paul and the state as a whole. During your guided 75-minute tour of Allianz Field, you will experience and learn about areas of the stadium many guests don’t get to see. These spaces may include the BMW Field Club, the Atomic Data Suite Level, Press Conference Room, Midfield Tunnel and so much more. Tour will begin at Allianz Field, 400 Snelling Ave N. Premium Entrance. Guests are welcome to park in surface Lots B and C located on the West side of Allianz Field. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tour includes: Guides & Tour Register by June 14, 2022 Tour Rating 4 (Demanding-Extensive walking/stairs. standing "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • American Red Cross Lay Responder Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED with First Aid

    Get certified in CPR/AED for adults, children, and infants and first aid from the American Red Cross. Learn the skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies as well as the recognition and treatment of stroke, diabetic emergencies, and allergic reactions as well as treatments for wounds, fractures, burns, and other common injuries. CPR/AED Training takes place on Monday night. First Aid takes place on Thursday night. If you would like to take both please be sure to enroll in 5510SuA and 5510SuB. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
  • Beginner's Guide to Digital Marketing

    Promote and market your business and yourself using tips that are quick, easy and sustainable. Learn why Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other options may be your best or worst choices. Discover why email is still a marketing marvel, why video increases engagement and how a website connects the marketing dots. "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • Beginning Ink & Pencil: Let's Get Loose

    Getting and staying loose is a challenge for all artists, aspiring or accomplished. Develop skills in hatching, crosshatching, line drawing and stippling, through exercises meant to keep you relaxed and your hands leading the way. Please come to class with the following supplies: one number 3 Pigma Micron pen, one number 5 Pigma Micron pen, one number 8 Pigma Micron pen, one number 2b drawing pencil, one eraser, one 11x14 Strathmore Bristol drawing pad. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program
  • Beginning On-Site Sketching

    Get outside and practice capturing what you see while focusing on line quality, composition, and observational drawing! Each week meets at a different location with a unique interest point. No experience necessary! All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program
  • Beginning Pilates-Based Mat Exercise-Online Course

    Condition and tone your body with Pilates! Controlled mat exercises create strength, stability and suppleness in the spine while improving abdominal and back strength, posture and balance. Pilates provides stress reduction while enhancing injury prevention. Bring a blanket and mat. This class will run through Google Meet video conferencing.Please test Google Meet on your device before the day of the class.To login to the class, copy and paste the meeting ID into your browser. If you have trouble getting into the class the day of, please email commed@spps.org and staff will do their best to assist you in a timely manner.
  • Beginning Watercolor Painting

    Flowers are blooming all around us - take advantage of this time to learn how to compose and paint floral watercolors. From a photograph or your favorite garden, we will sketch, compose and create a watercolor flower painting from light tones to dark. We will also review watercolor supplies, what paper to use, the properties of paint, color mixing, and how to compose a painting. Full supply list included in confirmation notes. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program
  • Beginning and Intermediate Banjo or Guitar

    Ages 12 and up. These are in-person, individual half-hour lessons. Great for beginners and experienced strummers alike! Bring your own banjo or acoustic, electric or bass guitar to your lesson. In accordance with MN State Mask Guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html) masks are currently not required. We strongly encourage all participants to continue bringing a mask and wear it in all instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Beginning and Intermediate Pottery & Wheelwork

    Receive expert instruction in throwing pieces using an electric wheel. Clay and glazes will be used and fee includes supplies. Additional fee for extra clay. Please note: All work must be done at class during designated class hours; projects worked on elsewhere or with other materials cannot be stored on-site or fired in our kilns. In accordance with MN State Mask Guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html) masks are currently not required. We strongly encourage all participants to continue bringing a mask and wear it in all instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Belwin Conservancy: Amphibians & Reptiles of Minnesota

    Minnesota is home to a number of amphibians and reptiles and some of these call the Belwin Conservancy home. Hike this beautiful and diverse area to seek out the reptiles and amphibians that live here. We will discuss their life cycles, explore their habitats, and discover what makes these animals so special. Prepare to hike on trail and off for a good share of the time. Closed toed hiking shoes or rubber boots, long pants, tick protection, and a water bottle are highly recommended. Tour Activity Rating : 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • Belwin Conservancy: Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Native Prairie Plants

    Explore the prairie of Belwin Conservancy and immerse yourself in the late summer colors and textures of the restored Oak Savanna at the Creative Center. Our walk will focus on unique characteristics of prairie flowers and grasses as well as cultural and natural history of the prairie landscape. Bring binoculars if you have them. Wearing comfortable hiking footwear, long pants for tick protection and bring water is recommended. Tour Activity Rating : 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • Belwin Conservancy: Wood Frogs and Peepers and Woodcock! Oh My!

    Hike around the Bulrush Slough of Belwin Conservancy as we listen for the amazing sounds of spring. Dress for the weather, wear all terrain footwear, and bring water is recommended. Tour Activity Rating : 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) "All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program."
  • Blacksmith Fundamentals: Bottle Openers

    Ages 18 and up. Begin building your blacksmith skills by forging your own bottle opener! Bottle Openers are quick to make and can incorporate all basic blacksmithing processes in one compact project. End class with a celebratory bottle-opening to try out your new tool (that means a beer or soda is included!). Open to all experience levels. Class is limited to 8 participants. Please note the following before registering: *Wear closed toe shoes and dress in layers. Wear clothes you can get dirty. *Face masks are recommended but not required. *It is recommended that you bring your own work gloves and safety glasses. If you can't, there will be some to use; you will be asked to help sanitize them after use. *The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is located near George Floyd Square and the street with access to the parking lot may be closed to traffic. Please give yourself a little extra travel time in case you need to find street parking a block or two from the studio.