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  • "Dinner for One" at The Jungle Theater (Southwest)

    Inspired by an iconic slapstick comedy sketch and New Year’s Eve tradition in Europe for over 60 years, DINNER FOR ONE tells the story of a butler helping his employer celebrate her annual dinner party. Unpredictable mishaps and a little too much wine result in a hilarious evening full of physical comedy, music, and human connection. Returning for a second year, this production is a hilarious and heartfelt celebration of love, loss, found family, and live music. The play is created in collaboration with local theater stars Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Jim Lichtscheidl, and musician Emilia Mettenbrink. Meet Minneapolis Community Ed Staff at Will Call to pick up your tickets. Location: The Jungle Theater is located at 2951 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. NOTE: After Nov 15th you can transfer your tickets but no refunds or cancelations are available. If event is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • "Little Mermaid" COMPANY COURSE

    This is the company course for those that are part of the announced cast, crew and pit for "Disney's "The Little Mermaid." In order to ensure that our high-quality programs are accessible to all families, Minneapolis Community Education is now offering fees on a sliding scale. Fees cover production royalties, tech costs, staffing, marketing and scholarships. Families are asked to pick the price that they are able to pay or select the no-cost option. When families participate as they are able, in all levels of our sliding scale, the whole program becomes self-sustaining.
  • "The Railroads That Changed Minneapolis" Walking Tour (Southwest)

    Four major national rail lines met and ran through downtown Minneapolis at the height of the flour milling era, building the city into a true metropolis. Who were the Rail Barons of these lines? How did these rails shape our city? What are spur lines and where did they run? Visit the sites of those lines crossing the Stone Arch Bridge or running along 2nd St. and delivering passengers to two major depots on this walking tour of 1 ½ hours. Meet at the Chicago Mall on 2nd St. and Chicago between the Guthrie and the Mill City Museum. The walk is about a mile in distance and will be done rain or shine. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • "White Christmas - The Musical" at Chanhassen Dinner Theater (Southwest)

    Join us at Chanhassen Dinner Theater for the matinee of Irving Berlin's classic holiday show "White Chrismas". Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages. Your ticket includes Sit-Down Lunch, Show, Tax & Gratuity. Appetizers and drinks available to purchase at the table directly with your wait staff. Lunch Seating begins at 11:00 am. "White Christmas" Performance begins at 1:00 pm Meet Minneapolis Community Ed Staff at Will Call to pick up your tickets. Location: The Chanhassen Dinner Theater is located at 501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317 NOTE: After Oct 1st you can transfer your tickets but no refunds or cancelations are available. If event is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • 1,000 Nesting Dolls at The Museum of Russian Art (Southwest)

    Join us for a unique, interactive guided tour experience at The Museum of Russian Art. Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the epic exhibition featuring Russia's most famous toy. You'll hear from our curator and explore three floors of art spanning several hundred years of history and culture. Free parking is available in the lot across the street (Diamond Lake Road), next to Mayflower Church. Street parking is also available. Meet in the main lobby of the museum located at 5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419 If event is full, please add your name to the waitlist. We will notify you if a spot becomes available.
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    Astronomy for Urban Dwellers (North)

    Gain lifetime comfort with the stars and constellations. Discover our place in the universe, Viking and Polynesian stellar navigation, sky legends, black holes, exo-planets, aliens and your true sun sign. Make a Star Wheel and learn about local star parties and family telescopes. Children 7 and up welcome to register with an adult. Bonus outdoor laser-guided sky tour at Kenwood Park, weather permitting. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
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    Automotive Maintenance Basics * SUMMER SESSION (Justice Page)

    Identify the functions and maintenance of different motor vehicle parts. Become familiar under the hood of your own car, weather permitting. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
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    Ballet * SUMMER SESSION (Justice Page)

    Enjoy elegant fitness at its best learning classical ballet techniques while developing core strength, flexibility and balance. Perform warm-ups and basic positions, and work on center combinations. Receive individual corrections for alignment and positioning. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Bird Watching with Kao, DNR Naturalist - Fort Snelling State Park (Southwest)

    Fall in love with Fort Snelling State Park! Join DNR Naturalist Kao Thao for Bird Watching in the Park! Kao will discuss plant species found within the park, history, geology, wildlife and share stories past and present. NOTE: Binoculars provided or you can bring your own. Place: Fort Snelling State Park, We will meet inside the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center Address: 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul MN 55111. **The entrance to Fort Snelling State Park is on highway 5 and Post Road (Adjacent to the MSP International Airport). DO NOT go to the Historic Fort Snelling (Bloomington Road). Keep in mind that it will take at least 10-15 minutes to drive from the park’s entrance building (Contact Station) to the Visitor Center. NOTE: State Park pass not included. Daily pass is $7 per vehicle. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Bus Tour - Thoreau in Wild Minnesota with Jim Walsh - May 31, 2025 (Southwest)

    In the spring of 1861, writer/philosopher/poet/naturalist Henry David Thoreau traveled to Minnesota for the first and only time. Seven years prior, Thoreau published his landmark book “Walden,” which championed nature, the woods, and the act of staring at a body of water for internal and spiritual self-awareness. The next year, Thoreau would die from his lifelong bout with tuberculosis, at 44 years old. Other than botanical notes, Thoreau never had a chance to write about his Minnesota visit. What would he have had to say about our great lakes and big river? Thoreau fan and writer/songwriter/author Jim Walsh has long wondered as much; now in the spring of 2024, join Walsh as he leads a tour of Twin Cities landmarks visited by naturalist/writer/poet Henry David Thoreau during his trek to Minnesota in the spring of 1861. Stops include Nicollet and Hennepin Islands and Bde Maka Ska. 12:45 pm Board Coach Bus 1:00 pm Bus Departs 4:00 pm Return to Southwest High School PICK UP LOCATION: Southwest High School - 3414 W. 47th Street, Mpls, MN 55410 Park & meet in the Chowen Ave. lot on the West side of the school between 46th & 47th Streets. NOTE: The correct price for this 3-hour bus our is $69. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will let you know if space becomes available.
  • Bus Tour: Cranberry Festival in Warrens, WI (Southwest)

    Enjoy the roads of central Wisconsin, full of scarlet maples, yellow birch, and deep red sumac as we travel to Warrens, Wisconsin. Warrens Cranberry Festival is the world's largest cranberry festival. There is something for everyone - 2024 will mark the festival’s 52nd year! The festival boasts over 850 arts and crafts booths, 350 flea market booths, and 100 farm market vendors. The festival also has over 100 food vendors. We will tour the cranberry museum and have a delicious cranberry ice cream cone at the museum. A tour of a cranberry bog is also included. If interested, you’ll have a chance to watch the grande parade, with Wisconsin’s largest collection of high school bands. Our motorcoach bus will have plenty of space underneath to store any purchases. NOTE: Lunch is on your own at the festival as well as a fast food stop on the way home. TIME: 7:45 am Board Bus 8:00 am Bus Departs Southwest High School 8:30 pm @ Return to Southwest High School PICK UP LOCATION: Southwest High School - 3414 W. 47th Street, Mpls, MN 55410 NOTE: Only transfer of registration available after August 29th. No refunds. If tour is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will notify you is a spot becomes available.
  • Bus Tour: St. Paul's Ethnic Progressive Dinner with Dave Bredemus (Southwest)

    The Twin Cities, one of the most racially diverse urban areas, is a smorgasbord of ethnic delicacies and foreign cuisine with food from many nations and ethnic groups. Enjoy a multi course, progressive dinner of delectable, finger foods, appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts at the best and most unique ethnic restaurants covering Cambodian, El Salvadorian, Palestinian, and Kurdish cuisines. The tour will take you to the crossroads of the world, presenting unique spices, international flavors, and specialty foods shaped by each country’s geography, plant lore, and agricultural customs and eating preferences. Don’t miss this chance to fill your curiosity, as well as your stomach! Ages 21+. TIME: 1:45 pm Board Bus 2:00 pm Bus Departs Southwest High School 6:30 pm @ Return to Southwest High School PICK UP LOCATION: Southwest High School - 3414 W. 47th Street, Mpls, MN 55410 NOTE: After September 15th, only transfer of registration is available. If tour is full, please add your name to the wait list. We will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Careers in Community Education

    Explore the wide variety of careers in Community Education! We offer opportunities to work with all ages. Teach a class, enrich young lives, work with great people, and build relationships through a fulfilling career. Learn about the Community Education mission and values, then join our team.
  • Carlson's Llovable Llama Farm (Southwest)

    Carlson's Llovable Llama Farm boasts over 90 personable and curious llamas. Come learn about all their sweet and unique characteristics, see baby llamas and even take a llama on a trail walk. There is also a gift shop for llama yarn and toys. Carlson's Farm is located at 8380 Cty Rd 10 E. near Waconia. Transportation is on your own. Ages 16+.(Ages 5+ can register with an accompanying adult.) Register online or call 612.668.3100. NOTE: If class is full please add your name to the wait list. If there is enough interest, we will set up another class. Thank you.
  • Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Minneapolis Community Education Summer Musical

    Save the date for Minneapolis Community Education's citywide summer production. Tickets available starting June 1. Details at: ce.mpschools.org/adults/summer-musical
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    Disney's "The Little Mermaid": Tech Crew for Minneapolis Community Education Summer Musical

    Join the Technical Crew of Minneapolis Community Education's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid After registering, you will be contacted by the production team. Get involved with scenery, props, costumes, lighting, sound, hair & make-up or stage management. Adults of all ages and youth entering grades 11th grade or older are welcome to be on the crew pending a conversation with the Stage Manger or Tech Director. Performances July 12-20, More info at ce.mpschools.org/adults/summer-musical. We will contact you once you sign up. Audition to be in the cast of Minneapolis Community Education's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
  • Dog Obedience 1: Life Skills for Dogs 6 Months + (Justice Page)

    Work with your dog on basic life skills using a rewards based learning style. Learn commands such as sit, stay, come and down, as well as how to walk nicely on a leash, not jump-up and impulse control. If class is full, please register for the wait list. We will notify you if a spot becomes available.
  • Edible Insect Hunting: Japanese Beetles (Southwest)

    Are Japanese Beetles eating your garden? Let's go edible bug hunting! Join Tim Clemens from Ironwood Foraging Co. and learn about Japanese Beetles, an invasive edible scarab. You'll learn how to find, identify, trap, and cook these delicious and nutritious insects. Locations will be in the Minneapolis/Edina area depending on availability. We will email the location to you prior to the workshop. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Fly Fishing: Introduction (Southwest)

    Go Fly Fishing with Derrick Hanson from "Fish the Driftless"! This five-hour course includes both dry land and on-the-water fishing. Day begins with a one-hour introduction to fly fishing where your instructor will provide an overview of the basics of fly fishing. You’ll discuss the gear, flies, and learn to tie common fishing knots. Following the class is a thirty-minute dry land casting lesson where you’ll learn and practice the basic overhead fly cast. Following the casting lesson, you’ll get fitted with waders/boots and hit the stream where you’ll have the chance to put everything you learned into practice. Location: Wisconsin, 1-1:30 hr drive from Twin Cities (exact location will be communicated to students prior to event). Cost Per Person: $175 (Plus, one day WI fishing license and trout stamp @ $25) NOTE: Space is limited to 6 participants. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Gai Noi Private Tasting Dinner & Stories with Chef Ann Ahmed - Sept. 30 (Southwest)

    Inspired by her travels and the culinary tradition and landscape of her ancestors, Chef Ann Ahmed invites you to join her on a culinary tour of Laos, by way of story and meal, on the enclosed, tropical inspired Rooftop at Gai Noi. This communal, family-style dining experience will feature an immersive, multi-dish, three-course menu that captures the essence and vibrancy of Laotian cuisine, and will be accompanied by conversation and story with Chef Ann. Please note that to maintain the cultural integrity and authenticity of the cuisine, we regretfully cannot accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies. Beverages will be available for purchase. Includes dinner and gratuity. NOTE: Ann is nominated for James Beard Award - Best Chef Midwest. Gai Noi is located at 1610 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403. If event is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
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    Japanese 1 ONLINE * SUMMER SESSION (Southwest)

    NOTE: Please note this class is being held on Mondays. Learn the basics of conversational Japanese, including greetings, numbers and practical conversational skills useful when traveling to Japan. Key to Language Class Levels
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    Japanese 2 ONLINE * SUMMER SESSION (Southwest)

    NOTE: Please note that this class is taking place on Mondays. Explore simple sentences, conjugating verbs and counting and discussing Japanese culture. Prerequisite: Japanese 1 or prior experience. Key to Language Class Levels
  • Mat Pilates 1* SUMMER SESSION - ONLINE (Southwest)

    Improve your flexibility, strength, control and endurance. Pilates puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core and improving coordination and balance.
  • Mat Pilates 2 * SUMMER SESSION - ONLINE (Southwest)

    Advance in your Pilates discipline through the practice of new movements to increase your strength, control and stamina. Try new challenging positions that involve multiple points of focus and control. Prerequisite: Pilates 1 or previous experience.