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  • A Conversation on Death and Dying - Online Course

    What happens when we die? Are our loved ones at peace? What do they want us to know? Bring your questions and experiences you would like to share and we’ll talk! Instructor, Victoria Juster, has communicated with Spirits since childhood and has lived through three near-death experiences. As a medium, she uses her gift to help people deal with the grief of losing a loved one. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Admittance will be closed once the class begins so instructor and participants can focus. 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.
  • A Grand Stroll - Walking Tour

    Saint Paul’s vibrant Grand Avenue is filled with shops, restaurants and businesses, as well as history! What was once the outskirts of Saint Paul transformed to become the heart of the city's shopping and dining experiences. Come stroll the avenue and hear tales of streetcars, gangster days, famous writers, urban renewal and more. Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding- extensive walking/stairs/standing). Tour will begin from 619 Grand Avenue, St Paul, 55102 (NE corner of Grand Ave and Dale St). In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • 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.
  • Adult Fundamentals of Ballet

    An entry level class for adult students ages 18+ with little or no previous experience. Learn basic feet and arm positions, class etiquette, direction of movements and terminology based on the Russian style of ballet. Please see dress code online at https://spballet.org/ .
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  • Advanced Microsoft Excel - Online Course

    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. 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. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • All Around Fitness - Online Course

    Fitness is fun for all ages. Focusing on exercise techniques for older adults, including strength training and cardiovascular conditioning, you'll work at your own pace and receive personal attention from a trained instructor. 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 evening prior to your first class session, 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.
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  • Basic Cake Decorating

    Become your own cake boss! Decorate an 8" celebration cake to take home, and gain skills in shell boarders, writing, and star fill work. 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.
  • Become a Pest Detective - Online Course

    When something goes wrong in your garden, do you know how to fix it? Become a Pest Detective and learn how to diagnose, prevent against, and respond to problems in your yard and garden using Integrated Pest Management practices. 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.
  • Beginner's Guide To Building a Free Website - Online Course

    If you are self employed or want to be, you need a website - and building one is easier than you think! This hands-on class will result in your own simple website, ready to launch and grow using free online options. We'll talk about what you need to include, how to easily create content, and tips to put it all together. Class will use the website builders Weebly and Square up, focusing on the free versions offered by these platforms, along with their transactional accounts. Paid upgrade options are available with these builders but are not required to create a spectacular website. No coding or previous website experience necessary. 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 more information on joining meetings.
  • 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 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 first class session, 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.
  • Beginning Watercolor Painting - Kit Included - Online Course

    Discover 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. This class comes with a customized kit containing high quality artist grade watercolor paper, paints, and everything else you need for the class from local art store Wet Paint Artists' Materials and Framing. Supply kits from Wet Paint (located at 1684 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105) are included in the price of the class. Supply kits will be available for you to pick up from Wet Paint one week prior to the class. See your registration confirmation email after registering, for more information. 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 meeting link and more information on joining meetings.
  • 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 Banjo or Guitar Lessons - Online Course

    Ages 12 and up. These are individual half-hour online lessons. Great for beginners and experienced strummers alike! Have your own banjo, or acoustic, electric or bass guitar with you when logging in for your lesson. Before your first online lesson your instructor will contact you to discuss your current skill level and goals, as well as compositions or curriculum books you may need. This class is being offered using the Google Meet online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://www.spps.org/Page/28967. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. *Bring and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth while you are at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. *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.
  • Chair Yoga - Online Course

    Explore how to maintain flexibility, strength, and balance using a chair. Learn a variety of seated postures and some standing while using the chair in different ways. Have an armless chair ready for class; use of a yoga mat and block are optional. 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 evening prior to your first class session, 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.
  • Cherokee Park and Path Walking Tour

    Explore the West Side's Cherokee Park, learning about the land, the history of the park, and see the Mississippi river from various lookout points. Bring binoculars to observe the birds. There will be some moderate hiking through the woods so good walking or hiking shoes are suggested . We will walk approximately 2.8 miles and there will be few, if any, places to sit. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing) Tour will begin at the corner of Chippewa Avenue and Curtice Street. See your Registration Confirmation email for more information. In accordance with the state mask guidelines (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html), masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.
  • Claiming Your Space: Confidence, Presence, and Self-Defense

    How can I keep myself safe in a challenging, dynamic world? Join us to learn basic principles and exercises from ki aikido, explore possible reactions and responses to a threat, and apply these principles to develop bodily confidence, presence, and safety. All are welcome. This class will meet outdoors; please dress for the weather. Bring and wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.
  • Create Fabric Meditation Books - Online Course

    The meditative process of creating book structures out of textiles is playful and invites slow discoveries. We'll explore simple stitching designs and collage techniques using threads and scraps of fabric, and your instructor will show you how she creates a variety of books out of repurposed fabrics from things like curtains, napkins, and clothing that she finds at thrift stores. You are welcome to use repurposed or new fabrics in this class. Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering and includes fabric, thread, needles and scissors. 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.
  • Developing Intuition - Online Course

    Everyone is born with the natural ability to access intuition. Reconnect with your inner voice and learn how to tell the difference between intuition and wishful thinking and how to read your bodies intuitive signals. Discover easy, practical steps, that can be used in making everyday decisions. 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.
  • Discount Driving 8-Hour - Online Course

    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. 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 link.
  • Discount Driving Refresher - Online Course

    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. 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 information on your online meeting.
  • Downsizing 101 - Online Course

    Keep, sell, donate, toss? Downsizing, whether it's for a move or making do where you are, can be overwhelming. There are steps to make your experience easier. Learn how to create a plan, determine what to keep, sell, donate, where to donate, and more. Be ready to relocate when the time comes, or just learn how to organize your stuff 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 more information on joining meetings.
  • Drawing Cartoon Characters - Online Course

    Drawing cartoon characters is easier than you think! Focus on creating characters from basic shapes and angles and see where your creativity takes you. Please note - a smile and sense of humor is essential for this class! Supply list is included in the Registration Confirmation email you receive after registering, and includes: two .08 Micron black drawing pens; one number 2b pencil; one number 4b pencil; one eraser; one 9x12 or 11x14 drawing pad. 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 class meeting information