One of the best things we do at Community & Family Education is to provide learning opportunities for people of all ages. Each year we offer adults the means to get their GED, high school diploma, learn English or prepare for the citizenship test. On June 30, we held our annual commencement exercises. Above are the individuals who chose to participate in the ceremony.
Do you wish dinner time was easier at your home? What if you could open up your fridge and know your meal is prepared and ready to be cooked? I want to introduce you to freezer meal cooking! Having meals ready to go in the freezer simplifies life, is healthier, and more economical. You will bring a short list of groceries and I will have the rest of the ingredients ready to assemble your meals. We will be making: Best Ever Burgers, Chipotle Lime Fajitas, Italian Medallions, and Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Pasta. (1 week before class, participants will receive a grocery list. Bring measuring spoons, an apron and a box of gallon sized freezer bags.)
Class meets Monday, July 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee is $37. Register by July 7 at http://www.stpetercommunityedonline.com/insight/registry/classinfo.asp?courseID=4567&catID=614
Parents of children ages 3 months to 5 years will enjoy singing, playing rhythm instruments, creative movement and activities centered around summer themes in the Come Dance With Me: Music and Movement class. These classes stimulate a child's language development and social skills in a fun parent child setting.
Class dates are Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 8, 10, 15 & 17 at 6 - 6:45
p.m. The cost is $38 (additional siblings $30). Register by June 30 at http://www.stpetercommunityedonline.com/insight/registry/classinfo.asp?courseID=4308&catID=616
Saint Peter Public School District is sponsoring
FREE LUNCHES and READING ACTIVITIES for children this summer!
Who: All children ages 1-18
What: Free Lunch for all children who attend. There are no income guidelines required. Adults may choose to purchase a lunch for $3.60 OR bring their own lunch.
Activities: All children are invited to participate in FREE reading activities scheduled during the program. Activities include: story time, books to read and more! (Reading activities are not required) Activities are scheduled from 11:30-12:00 each day
Monday-Thursday June 11-July 31, 2014
Lunch served 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Peter Public High School Cafeteria 100 Lincoln Drive St. Peter
Free Transit: Be at the bus stop no later than the times listed
Nicollet Meadows-10:30 a.m.
Fairview Apartment Area-10:35 a.m.
Maplewood Apartment Area-10:45 a.m.
Green Valley-10:50 a.m.
Return routes will begin at 12:00
How: No registration required-just come—everyone is welcome!!
Children ages 7 and under need to be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Here's a fun class to take with a group of friends! In just one night, you will create an abstract acrylic painting to take home. Paintings will be similar but you can make yours unique to your taste and style. Participants will meet at the Arts Center of St. Peter and walk to a nearby location for plein air (outside) painting - weather permitting. $25 covers everything including supplies. There are multiple sessions throughout the summer. The next one is Wed., June 11 at 6-8:30 p.m. To register visit: http://www.stpetercommunityedonline.com/insight/registry/classinfo.asp?courseID=4565&catID=612
Is your child interested in learning the basic strokes of Chinese characters? Or, do they want to learn about Chinese dragons and calligraphy? In this fun four-day program your child will participate in our immersion-based activities including a variety of: arts & crafts, dance & movements, stories, sports & games, calligraphy, and special Chinese cultural themes all taught by experienced bilingual Chinese teachers. This program is made possible by the Mankato Chinese Culture Institute.
Week long workshops are available for grades K-6 and grades 7 - 12. Classes start the week of June 16.
Local AARP Instructor-Jack Stouten and Saint Peter Community & Family Education Director-Tami Skinner receive the “Top 100 Host” award from AARP District Coordinator-Chuck Carr and AARP Zone Coordinator-Don Overlie.
From more than 18,000 organizations nationwide, AARP Driver Safety recently recognized Saint Peter Community and Family Education with the inaugural “Top 100 Host” Award for its outstanding support in 2013. Community and Family Education has supported AARP Driver Safety since 1987 by collaborating with local volunteers to host its classroom-based driving refresher courses. There are currently four trained instructors who teach the AARP Driver’s Safety Classes in St. Peter area: Andy Dvorak, Dennis McClean, Mike Steinhaus and Jack Stouten.
The goal of the class remains the same as when the classes started 27 years ago: to refine existing skills, to develop safe, defensive driving techniques to help prevent accidents and to update their knowledge of the changing rules of the road. In 2013, 17 classes were held in St. Peter with 231 students in attendance.
AARP driver’s safety classes are open to anyone 50 years and older. AARP membership is not required to take the course. To register for upcoming Driver’s Safety classes: call 507-934-3048 extension ‘0’, online at www.stpetercommunityedonline.com or in person at the St. Peter Community Center Room 207.
It's always good to look at what you've done in the past. It provides you with an opportunity to compare past practices with current ones and evaluate if you are accomplishing your mission. This week we found a file of old brochures in the office. Here a few of the more interesting classes from the past: 1971- Lingerie Sewing $6, Slimnastics $6, Powder Puff Mechanics $6 1979- Disco Dancing $16, Co-ed Unorganized Volleyball, Very Beginning Recorder $18 and Almost Beginning Recorder $18 1980- Microwave Cooking $5 and Gourmet Microwave Cooking $5 1981- Grow Your Own Fruit Flies $4.
Our office staff had a good chuckle over some of those obscure class titles. We also realized how important it is that Community and Family Education meets community needs. During the 80's micorwave ovens became very affordable to the average homeowner. It makes sense that we would offer microwave cooking classes.
We want to offer classes and events that are relevant to the time we live in. If you have an idea for a class or know a great instructor, we'd really like to hear from you. (507) 934-3048 x. 0 or http://stpeter.registryinsight.com/contact-us
We believe that learning is fun! We try to host classes and events that creatively promote learning! Below are photos from some recent classes and events we've hosted.
WCCO Radio's Mike Lynch had over 60 people at the Star Watch class.
Readers enjoyed the Moveable Feast of authors at our St. Peter Reads Book Festival. An author was seated at each table and gave a short talk about their book, after 15 minutes, each author moved to another table. The rotation occured three times. It was a little like speed dating!
Families enjoyed the music of Gallimaufry at our Week of the Young Child event!