South Ridge Community Education
Beginning-to-intermediate lessons on acoustic or electric guitar available for 5 weeks on Tuesdays starting on February 27 and ending on March 27. Lessons will be Tuesdays after school starting at 3:00 P.M. Register early to get your preferred time slot. You must provide your own guitar; $65 fee.
Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers in Minnesota!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Fitness Center – NOW CERTIFIED FOR INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT!
Hours: 6:00-8:00 A.M. M-F and 2:00-7:00 P.M. M-F
Rates: Enrolled students-free; Adults Age 18 and Older-$20.00 a month; Married Couples-$30.00 a month; Family (defined
CCC Exercise Club (Calisthenics, Conversation, and Coffee) - Lenny Johnson
Advanced Tae Kwon Do
Choir room Tues. & Thurs. Dec. 5 – Mar. 1
fees above Second session 5:00-6:00 P.M.
Choir room Tues. & Thurs. Mar. 6 – May 31
fees above Third session 5:00-6:00 P.M.
Choir room Tues. & Thurs. June 5 – Aug. 23
fees above Summer session 5:00-6:00 P.M.
Yoga for Core Strength and Stability
Build a practice with breath exploration, sun salutations, standing and seated poses as well as beginner inversions and arm balances. This class will focus on better alignment of the pelvis and spine to facilitate functional movement. Somatic exercises will be included to release chronically tense muscles. Relaxation and meditation will close out each session to create space in the body and mind for change to occur. Some yoga experience preferred but modifications and props will be provided to assist all levels. Please bring a water bottle and mat if you have one. If you don’t have a mat, there will be extras on site. Props and blankets provided. This class is taught by Tiffany, 200 RYT, who has previously taught beginner, vinyasa, yin, power and fusion yoga at locations such as The Lotus Center, The Well, and Snap Fitness Lakeside. No class on 2/19, 3/5, or 4/2.
Library Mondays Apr. 9 – May 21
Drop in at any yoga class for $9 per class.
South Ridge Ski and Snowshoe Club
Students from 1st through 6th grade are welcome to join the club. We will ski and snowshoe the South Ridge groomed ski trails on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 P.M. and a couple Saturdays throughout the season. Ski/snowshoe gear and after- school snacks will be provided. Adult volunteers are welcome - adults please bring own skis or snowshoes.
This class offers beginning gymnastics on Mondays for girls and boys in grades K – 6. Class will be taught by Erin Jackson, a paraprofessional at South Ridge who was a gymnast for 14 years and has been coaching the sport for the past 5 years. This class will be an introduction to the basic techniques of gymnastics. Students will learn beginner tumbling and balance beam skills, strength, and flexibility. Cost is $70 for the first child in the family, $60 for the second child, $50 for the third child, and $40 for the fourth child. Meet in the Forum after school. Bring a light snack to eat at that time. Please wear leggings or shorts and a tight t-shirt or a leotard. All long hair must be worn in a ponytail. Bring your own water bottle. Students in Grades 2 – 6 will be supervised in the choir room hallway or room 202 by the Little Panthers staff until their class time. Students can go to Little Panthers after their class until parents can pick them up (must be picked up by 6:00 P.M.). The cost for Little Panthers is included in the rates above.
Grades K–1from 3:30-4:25 P.M
Grades 2-3 from 4:30-5:25 P.M.
Fees as stated above
Balloon Rocket Car Fun (Grades K-6)
America’s Fun Science and “Dr. Fun” present an introduction to basic rocket theory, wheel and axle design, and construction in a fun, hands-on setting. Learn about Newton’s Third Law and its application to balloon rocket car design as you assemble your own colorful rocket car and race to the finish! Then take your Balloon Rocket Car home to impress friends and family. Open to students in grades K-6. Registration required by Mar. 15 in order to prevent class from cancelling. Class is Mar. 23.
cores of South Ridge students present Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical version of the classic tale of “Alice in Wonderland”.
Auditions: Monday, April 9 from 3:15-5:15 P.M.; open to anyone age 7 and older; bring a snack from home; $10 audition/participation fee.
Rehearsals: Begin Monday after the auditions and continue all week after school; a complete rehearsal schedule will be given out on Monday.
Performance – Open to the Public: Friday, April 13 at 7:00 P.M. Admission: $5 per person with a $20 maximum for a nuclear family.
This course follows the American Academy of Pediatrics – Babysitter Lessons And Safety Training (BLAST). Students learn current practices for safety and injury prevention, first aid basics, feeding and caring for infants, how to handle behavior problems, and how to manage their babysitting business. Students receive a reference book, recipe and game handouts, babysitting bag, and first aid kit. Ages 9 and up. Register by Mar. 28 to prevent class from cancelling. Class is Apr. 7.
Little Panthers Program
6:00-8 A.M. and after school until 6:00 P.M.
Fees (due Friday of each week): Morning session - $2 per child per day; Afternoon session - $5 per day for first child and $4 per
ARTS, CRAFTS, & HOBBIES
This class is developed to enhance your skills through the basic fundamentals of drawing. When building a house, you must start with a solid foundation, and the same can be said for drawing. At one point or another, all great artists started drawing at the same level as the rest of us. The study of their craft and countless hours of dedicated practice honed their abilities. We can all achieve better results through continued study and practice. Topics covered: drawing choice, graphing technique, shading, composition, horizontal level, perspective, and vanishing points. Fee includes all four nights of class plus supplies, including paper and drawing pencils, but you may bring your own 8 ½” x 11” drawing pad if you wish.
Cotton Community Center Class Dates: Jan. 6, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, & Apr. 7 (all Saturdays), 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.
$18 fee per class date
Traveling to Alaska is Easier than You Think
Hear an informative two-hour presentation geared to folks interested in traveling to Alaska on their own or with the help of experienced travelers Sharon and Alan Finifrock. They will share their 20-plus years of Alaskan living, traveling to, from, and within Alaska to help you create a plan for the trip you have been dreaming of. Topics will include: When and how to travel; best times to plan your travel; airline reservations; Alaska Highway ALCAN travel; food, lodging, and travel options and costs; free and inexpensive activities; hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing; websites to visit; travel brochures; and developing a budget. They will also highlight three areas that are of interest for those who have limited time for travel: The Kenai Peninsula, to include Seward, Homer, Soldotna, and Kenai; The Interior, to include Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks, and North Pole; and East Central, to include Palmer, Glennallen, Copper Center, Valdez, Prince William Sound, and Whittier. The insights presented will help you plan and travel wisely.
Room 202 Thurs., Jan. 18, 6:00 P.M.
$10/person or $15/couple
Loon Painting with Acrylics
Tulip Painting with Oils
Instrucotr will lead participants in the creation of a flower painting on a 11x14 canvas panel using water-miscible oil paints. All supplies included. You will leave class with a completed painting. No experience necessary.
321 Art Studio
Art Room Fri., Mar. 9, 6:00-7:30 P.M.
$35 fee (includes all supplies)
Learn to turn wood on a lathe and make a wooden bowl, vase, platter, or wooden treasure of your choice to take home. Class size is limited to 2 each night.
$35 fee & $10 supply fee
Choir room Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 P.M.
$5 fee for all year
Band room Wednesdays Sign up for lesson times
MN Firearms Safety & Hunter Education
Minnesota law states that all persons born after 12/31/1979 must provide proof of successful completion of a firearms safety or hunter education program in order to purchase a MN hunting license. This course, along with the accompanying field day, satisfies this requirement. The purpose of this MN DNR Hunter Education/Firearms Safety course is to: promote the safe and responsible use of firearms and hunting equipment and to emphasize the importance of wildlife management and regulations. Cost: $7.50 for class supplies paid to Pheasants Forever on the first day of class, and $7.50 will be paid to the MN DNR upon successful completion of the course in order to obtain your Hunter Education/Firearms Safety certificate. Parents are required to attend for the first 30 minutes of the first day of class to complete paperwork. Participants MUST have their driver’s license or social security number and date of birth for this paperwork on the first day of class. Must be 11 or older as of first day of class. Attendance to all classroom dates and field day are MANDATORY in order to comply with MN law. Course limited to 18 students. **PLEASE: DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS/AMMO ONTO SCHOOL PROPERTY OR TO CLASS**
Pheasants Forever of St. Louis/Carlton County
Room 202 Tuesdays (7 classes), Feb. 20-Apr. 3, 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Field Day: TBD
$7.50 fee payable to Pheasants Forever
55+ Driver Improvement Courses
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering 55+ Driver Improvement Courses at South Ridge School. Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First-time participants must complete an initial eight hours of training to get the 10% discount and then complete a four-hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10% discount. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. This class has something for everyone. To register or get more information, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call toll-free 1-888-234-1294.
8-Hr., First Time Participant Course:
4-Hr. Refresher Courses:
South Ridge School
8162 Swan Lake Road
Culver, MN 55779
8162 Swan Lake Road
Culver, MN 55779