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Frederic Community Education is committed to providing a wide variety of programs and offerings to the residents of the Frederic School District and neighboring area. We offer educational and enrichment experiences for all ages--infant through senior citizen. We believe learning is a lifelong experience. We hope you will find a class or activity that suits your needs to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one! 
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Class Registration

View our classes below.  Please register on-line or via the paper mail-in registration form (links on the right).  We are not yet set-up to take on-line payments.  Please follow-up by mailing your class fees to the address below.

     Frederic Community Education

     1437 Clam Falls Drive

     Frederic, WI 54837


For more information or assistance please contact: 

Sheila Beecroft - Community Education Director

Phone: 715-327-4868


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Fall 2021 Classes & Activities


Tuesdays & Thursdays - Sept. 28 - Dec. 23 from 5:45-6:30am

Frederic Elem. Gym or on-line

FEE:  $45 / 10-class punch card (good for 3 mo.) or $5/class

Join us in-person or on-line!  This class will be a bootcamp style with 10 stations; each station will be a cardio, strength training, or core exercise. All exercises can be modified from high intensity to low intensity and to accommodate all fitness levels. Class will end with a 5-minute ab/core workout.  Bring: exercise mat, free weights & water.  For on-line attendees, a Google Meet link will be sent after registration is complete.



Thursday - Sept. 30 at 6:30pm

Frederic HS      Instr:  Rich Potvin


Free Medicare Educational Seminar - Learn answers to the following questions:  How and when do I sign up for Medicare?  Should I consider delaying enrollment in Part A and Part B?  Do I have to sign up if I am still working?  Can I still make HSA Contributions?  What are the ABCD’s of Medicare?  Do I have to enroll in a Part D plan?  How much does Medicare cost?  



Saturday - Oct. 2 from 1-3pm

Ice Age Trail


Get outdoors and enjoy a community hike while observing the beautiful fall colors!  This hike will begin at Straight Lake State Park (5 miles outside of Frederic) and continue to County Road I and back for a total of nearly 4 miles. Dress for the outdoors & wear good walking shoes. There will be an optional potluck after the hike.  A WI Park sticker is required to park in the lot, so we will try to coordinate carpooling & directions from the Frederic High School. Please register by Sept. 28 and you will be contacted with more details.  Co-sponsored with Indianhead Chapter of the Ice Age Trail.



Tuesdays - Oct. 5 - 26 from 3:30-5pm

Frederic Elem.    Instr:  Lisa Jensen

FEE:  $10

3-7th graders – Come to the Roots & Branches Community Childcare Center and learn about the following:  Business of babysitting, Character of babysitting, Marketing your skills & business, Engaging kids of all ages, First aid, Emergency situations (choking, CPR & 911), Safety for kids & Common problems and solutions.  You will receive a Babysitting 101 checklist and a course completion certificate.



Tuesdays - Oct. 5-Nov. 9 from 1-3pm

Frederic Senior Citizen Center

Facilitator:  Phil Peterson Sr.

FEE:  $24

Whether you are creating short stories, a novel, a memoir, poetry or play, or a piece for your local newspaper, this is a place to come for hints to improve your project and for inspiration and encouragement from other listeners/readers/writers/poets. 



Thursday - Oct. 7 from 6-8pm

Frederic HS      Instr:  Peter Kwong

FEE:  $24 ($40/pair) + $6 food/person

Come to this cooking class and learn that your grill is not just for hot dogs and bratwursts. Join us for an evening of grilling fun, and learn about authentic barbecue from various regions of the world.  Try your hands on Chicken Inasal (Filipino), Bulgogi Short Ribs (Korean), Pollo al Carbon (Mexican) and much more. Guaranteed an evening filled with tasty ventures.


Additional classes with Peter at Luck CE:

Sept. 28 - Cucina Italiana, Made Easy!

Oct. 26 - Make Authentic Mexican Cuisine at Home!



Thursday – October 7 at 6:30

Frederic HS        Instr:  Rich Potvin


Can I sign up for individual health insurance through the marketplace?  When can I sign up?  Do I qualify for help paying my premium?  What if I miss my opportunity to enroll?  Learn answers to these questions and others when you attend this session.  Rich Potvin is an Individual Insurance Advocate with JA Counter.


INSTANT PIANO for Hopelessly Busy People

Thursday - Oct. 7 from 6:30-9:30pm

On-line     Instr:  Craig Coffman

FEE:  $49

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do - using chords.  Since this class is being held on-line with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And since this course includes an on-line book and on-line follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic on-line question and answer session is also included as well as a recording of the class.  The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands-on instruction.  Topics include:  How chords work in a song, How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, How to form the three main types of chords, How to handle different keys and time signatures, How to avoid “counting” & How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords.



Saturday - Oct. 9 from 10am-12pm

Frederic location given at registration

Instr:  Gregory Lund

FEE:  $5/family

Nothing says fall like fresh-pressed apple cider!  In this class the process for making fresh apple cider will be demonstrated. Each class participant should bring up to two 5-gallon buckets or equivalent of their own crisp (not soft) apples and also a clean gallon container (1 for each bucket or bag of apples) for their apple cider.  Bring the family!



Saturday - Oct. 16 from 9:30am -12pm

Frederic Main Street

FEE:  $10 (lunch included)

Take a walk down Main Street and learn the histories of Frederic’s store fronts from Frederic Historian, Don McClure.  Hear stories of some of the store owners, visit the Frederic Soo-Line Depot Museum and end this tour at the Tin Shed Cafe enjoying an early lunch and sharing  memories with other community members.  You will be contacted regarding lunch choices after registration.  Registration deadline is Oct. 11.



Mondays - Oct. 25-Nov. 15 (**date change) from 5:30-6:15pm

Frederic Elem. Gym or on-line       Instr:  Cassie McKenzie

FEE:  $20 / 4-week session  ($6/class in-person drop-in)

Come get a full body workout with routines to music that offer cardio, strength training & core strength exercises.  Bring an exercise mat, light free weights & a water bottle.  For on-line attendees, a Google Meet link will be sent after registration is complete.



Mondays - Oct. 18 - Dec. 20 from 6:30-8pm

Frederic HS


Ready to Bump-Set-Spike?  Improve your skills and have fun!  Co-ed - All ages (18+) are welcome.



Thursday - Oct. 21 at 6:30pm

Frederic HS       Instr:  Sheila Beecroft

FEE:  $10

Elderberries are high in antioxidants to help boost your immune system.  Elderberry syrup has been used as an effective natural remedy for treating and preventing colds, coughs and flu...and it’s easy to make yourself!  Come learn how to make elderberry syrup with an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot) .  Bring a small jar to take home a few ounces of syrup.



Friday - Oct. 22

FEE:  $15/person

Ride the school bus to The Burch Barn in Spooner. There will be story time for the young ones, a grain train ride, corn maze & pit, play yard with bounce toys and a slide!  Bring a bag lunch to enjoy after two hours of play!  All ages are welcome.  This is a Frederic 'No School Day'. All children must be accompanied by a guardian or daycare provider. The bus will leave Frederic Elementary at 9am and will return to Frederic around 2pm. 



Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 5:30-9:30pm

Frederic HS       Instr:  Melissa Thompson

FEE:  $58

This is a video based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course include first aid, choking relief and sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children and infants. This course teaches skills with AHA's research-proven practice-while-watching technique which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback & guide the students' learning of skills. Cost includes a CPR certification card. Class size limited to 10 students. 


INSTANT GUITAR for Hopelessly Busy People

Thursday - Oct. 28 from 6:30-9pm

On-line      Instr:  Craig Coffman

FEE:  $49

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.  Since this class is being held on-line with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all.  And since the class includes an on-line book and on-line follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic on-line question and answer session is also included as well as a recording of the class. Class limited to 15 students. For ages 13+.  Topics include:  How chords work in a song, How to form the three main types of chords, How to tune your guitar, Basic strumming patterns, How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid) & How to play along with simple tunes.



Nov. 1 (M), 2 (Tu) & 4 (Th) from 5:30-8:30pm

Frederic HS      Instr:  Tyrel Hanson

FEE:  $10

If you were born after January 1, 1985 and are at least age 12, you must complete a snowmobile safety certification course to operate a snowmobile on Wisconsin public snowmobile trails and areas.  DNR Conservation Wardens recommend snowmobile operators complete a safety course.  All materials will be provided.  Students should dress to be outdoors for approximately 15 minutes during the first class.  Pre-registration is required at



Tuesdays - Nov. 2-16 from 1-3pm

Mud Hut Gifts      Instr:  Theresa Irmen-Dunn

FEE:  $25 (materials included)   * additional option below

Learn how to Tunisian (Afghan) crochet to create a quick and easy dishcloth. Tunisian crochet is a two-step crochet which is a mixture of knitting and crocheting using a special hook.   *  Students may pay a $10 class fee and bring their own supplies or purchase hooks, books and yarn at Mud Hut Gifts. 



Tuesday - Nov. 2 from 6-9pm

Frederic HS       Instr:  Tammy Henderson

FEE:  $22

We all have moments in life when we want to send out a heartfelt card. Some are happy moments, some are not, but each one deserves something special and it is much easier to send one out if you have a stash ready to go. In this class we will fill your card box with 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) so you are ready for those important moments ahead. There will be 15+ card designs to choose from - from birthdays and anniversaries to get well and sympathy, so you may create cards based on your needs.  All supplies will be provided for use in the class. 



Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6pm

Frederic HS      Instr:  Beth Bartlett

FEE:  $15

Make two 4-inch round, wood Christmas ornaments.  Choose your wood color and ornament design from a variety of pre-cut options.



Thursday - Nov. 11 from 6-8pm

Frederic HS        Instr:  Gregory Lund

FEE:  $15

A Scandinavian tradition is making and eating lefse for the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays.  This session will share recipes and techniques on how to make this delicious treat..and of course, you’ll be eating lefse at the class and taking the leftovers home!  If you have any lefse-making equipment (grill, stick, pastry board with cloth, rolling pin, potato ricer), please bring it.  Also, bring a family lefse recipe if you have one.  Class size is limited to 10 students.



Thursday - Nov. 18 at 6:30pm

Rose’s Garden      Instr:  Rose Houtari

FEE:  $10 + material cost ($20 minimum class fee)

Come learn how to make your own wreath or porch pot.  WREATH: Make a 24” Balsam Pine door wreath, then decorate it to show your own personal style!  You will have ribbons, pine cones & fun holiday décor to add to the wreath, or choose a pre-made wreath to decorate.  PORCH POT:  Make a porch pot with fresh winter greens and add your style to accent your home.  Bring your favorite pot or purchase one on-site.



Mondays - Nov. 22-Dec. 20 from 5:30-6:15pm

Frederic Elem. Gym or on-line       Instr:  Cassie McKenzie

FEE:  $25 / 5-week session  ($6/class in-person drop-in)

Come get a full body workout with routines to music that offer cardio, strength training & core strength exercises.  Bring an exercise mat, light free weights & a water bottle.  For on-line attendees, a Google Meet link will be sent after registration is complete.



Monday - Nov. 29 from 6-9pm

Frederic HS      Instr:  Tammy Henderson

FEE:  $22

Do you want to send something special to your loved ones this holiday season? Why not a beautiful card, handmade by you? In this class you will use stamps, ink and embellishments to make 10 gorgeous cards (2 each of 5 different designs). The cards will range from elegant to fun with lots of different sentiments to choose from. Card designs will differ from the Christmas 2020 cards.  All supplies will be provided for use in the class. 



Tuesday - Nov. 30 at 6:30pm

Frederic HS

Instructors:  Jan Berg & Sally Craven

FEE:  $25

Come learn how to make two tasty favorites this holiday season!  Rosettes are a Scandinavian and Norwegian delicacy that are made during the Christmas season.  They are thin, crispy, deep-fried cookies and have a lacy shape and pattern.  Krumkake, meaning ‘curved cake’, are  Norwegian waffle cookies made of flour, butter, eggs, sugar, and cream.  They are made on a special iron and rolled when hot to form a cone.  Learn how to make these traditional treats,  sample them during class and bring some home for your family to enjoy!  Bring your own container.



Saturday - Dec. 4 at 1pm

Frederic HS      Coordinators:  Jackie Kurkowski & Sheila Beecroft

FEE:  $25

Fill up your Christmas cookie trays the easy way!  Make approximately 8 kinds of traditional Christmas cookies (bake & no-bake).  Divide them up to take home and enjoy throughout the Christmas season.  Class size is limited to 14 people.   All recipes and ingredients will be provided.  Bring your own storage containers.



Tuesday – Dec. 7 from 6-8pm

Frederic HS Instr:  Peter Kwong

FEE:  $24 ($40/pair) + $6 food/person

"Bonjour, mon ami'' (Hello, my dear friend), it is time to do something different. Come have some fun learning about cooking French cuisines.  Starting with mastering the basic Mother Sauce, you can create your own specialties by formulating the Five Basic Sauces - Bechame (B-cher-mel), Veloute (Ve-lou-re), Sauce Tomat (To-Mat), Espagnole (Es-pan-yor) and Hollandaise. Let your imaginations go wild and come join us for a scrumptious evening.



  ~ A Holiday Classic for the Whole Family ~

Friday - Dec. 10 at 7pm

Frederic Elem.


This ‘one-man production’ is based on the American Reading Tour that Charles Dickens performed in the late 1800’s in which he portrayed all of the beloved characters from his holiday classic.  Dickens - always a theatrical showman - traveled with his own scenery and lighting equipment throughout his tour.  This production - presented over 150 years later - explores how Dickens might present the show using the theatre technology of today.  Co-hosted with the Frederic Public Library.  No registration required. Donations accepted.

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