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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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Online:  Click on the link here for our on-line form:  On-line Registration

     We are not yet set-up to take on-line payments.  Please follow-up by mailing your class fees to the address below.


Mail:  Print the Mail-in Registration Form located to the right.  Mail the completed form with class fees to:

     Frederic Community Education

     1437 Clam Falls Drive

     Frederic, WI 54837


Please follow instructions (in the Fall 2020 Class Catalog) for any classes that you would like to register for that are not listed below.  (Ex:  You will need to register for WITC classes directly through their registration process.)


For more information or assistance please contact: 

Sheila Beecroft - Community Education Director

Phone: 715-327-4868


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FALL - 2020
Classes & Activities
Fall classes are planned and will begin in October!  If you live in the Frederic District, you will receive our paper newsletter in the mail.  If you are on our email list, you will receive a digital copy with our e-newsletter which will resume by September, 2020.  If neither of these apply to you, please subscribe above!
Any questions, contact Sheila Beecroft:


Thursday – Oct. 1 from 6:30-7:30pm

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 HAS Contributions?  What are the ABCD’s of Medicare?  Do I have to enroll in a Part D plan?  How much does Medicare cost?  Rich Potvin is an Individual Insurance Advocate with JA Counter.  In the event of school closure, this class will move to Zoom on-line platform.



Thursdays – Oct. 1 – 22 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.



Saturday – Oct. 3 at 9am

Frederic HS              Instr:  Rich Potvin

FEE:  $15

Learn how to roast coffee beans using a hot air popper! Taste fresh roasted coffee using 4 different methods of preparation and learn where to purchase your green coffee beans and other roasting supplies. Sit back and enjoy some coffee and a scone while visiting with other community members. Ordering beans takes time! Register early to ensure you go home with ½# of coffee beans!  This class will be held outdoors weather permitting.



Monday – Oct. 5 from 6:30-8:30pm

Frederic HS                              Instr:  Cassie McKenzie

FEE:  $15 + $25 material fee

Come and learn about how to use essential oils to prepare for the winter season and ditch a few over the counter medicines!!  We will be making 3 rollerball blends, natural hand sanitizer spray, and immunity boosting foamy soap.  The rollerball blends are Immunity Boost, Open Airways, and Sleepy Time.



Tues & Thurs – Oct. 6 – Dec. 22 from 5:45-6:30am 

Frederic Elementary      Instr:  Cassie McKenzie

FEE:  $45/10 class punch card or $5/class (punch card is good for 3 months)

Start your morning with a boot camp-inspired, calorie-torching workout class! Don't let the boot camp name scare you.  All exercises can be modified to low or high intensity levels. Class ends with 5 minutes of ab exercises. Bring: exercise mat, free weights and a water bottle.  If masks are required at this time, this class will be canceled.



Tuesdays – Oct. 6 – Nov. 10 from 4-6pm

Frederic HS              Instr: Carolyn Wedin

FEE:  $24

Whether you are creating short stories, a novel, a memoir 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.



Tuesday – Oct. 6 from 5-7pm

Coon Lake Park                         Instr:  Tanna Worrell

FEE:  $24

Tanna will lead this Foraging Hike at Coon Lake Park in Frederic.  We will be looking at, identifying and tasting wild edible plants.  We will also talk about some best practices for foraging & learn some common ‘wild’ plants that you can find in your very own backyard.  Dress for the weather (rain or shine) and bring whatever you need to be comfortable:  water, bug spray boots, rain gear, etc.   Tanna will have her Friendly Forager note cards available for sale before and after the hike.



Thursday – Oct. 8 from 6:30-7:30pm

Frederic HS              Instr:  Rich Potvin


Who can 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.  In the event of school closure, this class will move to Zoom on-line platform.



Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6-8pm

Frederic HS              Instr:  Sara Reimann

FEE:    $25

Thinking about getting rid of another monthly bill?  TV lovers have more budget-friendly options these days than they may realize.  This class will teach you how to ditch cable and satellite TV (and save a bundle) without giving up your favorite shows or features.



Monday, Nov. 16 from 6:30-8pm

Frederic HS              Instr:  Gregory Lund

FEE:  $15

A Scandinavian tradition is making and eating lefse for the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays. In this class, you will learn techniques on how to make this delicious treat...and of course, you will enjoy eating your lefse 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 to share if you have one. 10 students maximum.



Tuesday/Thursday, Nov. 17 & 19 from 6-8pm

Frederic HS              Instr:  Sara Reimann

FEE:  $25

Learn to use Apple’s devices including the iPad and iPhone.  Interact with your device, access different features, set up and manage your account and access the Internet.  Understand the capabilities and limitations of your device and why it may or may not replace your computer.  Gain basic troubleshooting tips for when something goes awry



Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 3:30-5:30pm

Frederic Elem.          Instr:  Tammy Henderson

FEE:  $30

Whoo loves fall?  This little guy does!  Learn how to make a realistic tree stump and some fall leaves to go along with your little owl.  This class includes all the supplies needed for use in the class and you will go home with a finished 6-inch cake.  Bring an apron if you have one.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to participate and help students complete their cakes.



Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6:30pm

The Rose Garden      Instr:  Sally Miller

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

WREATH:  Spend an evening making a 24” Balsam Pine door wreath.  Then decorate it to show your own personal style!  You will have ribbons, pinecones & fun holiday decor to add to your wreath. You may also choose a pre-made wreath to decorate.   PORCH POT:  make a porch pot of fresh winter greens and add your style to accent your home.  You can bring your favorite pot or purchase one on-site.



Monday, Nov. 30 from 6-9pm

Frederic HS              Instr:  Tammy Henderson

FEE: $20

This class includes everything you need to create 10 beautiful handmade cards with matching envelopes for the holidays. Perfect for new crafters, and/or busy crafters. We will use stamps, dies, embossing and embellishments to create 2 each of 5 different designs. 



Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 6:30-8pm

Frederic HS              Instr:  Jan Berg

FEE:  $15

Rosettes are Scandinavian and Norwegian delicacies that are made during the Christmas season. They are thin, crispy, deep-fried cookies that have a lacy shape and pattern.  Bring a container to take your treats home.  10 students maximum.



Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1pm

Frederic HS               Coordinators:  Jackie Kurkowski & Sheila Beecroft

FEE:  $25

Fill up those Christmas cookie trays the easy way!  Make approximately 10 kinds of traditional Christmas cookies (bake & no-bake).  Divide them up to take home and enjoy throughout the Christmas season.  Our goal will be for each participant to bring home about 1 dozen of each kind.  All recipes and ingredients will be provided.  Bring your own storage containers.  Gloves will be provided.  Class size is limited to 12 people.  



Monday, Dec. 7 from 3:30-5:30pm

Frederic HS              Coordinators:  Jackie Kurkowski & Sheila Beecroft

FEE:  $15

Come to the FaCE Room to decorate Christmas cut-outs and make a few no-bake goodies.  Bring containers so you can bring your creations home and help fill up your holiday cookie trays!  Recommended age:  3-5th grade.  Younger children must have a parent or caregiver to assist. Gloves will be provided.  Maximum of 15 students.

 Frederic Community Education is looking for instructors.
If you have a passion or a skill that you would like to share think about teaching with community ed.
Contact Sheila Beecroft, Community Education Director at