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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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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 

beecrofts@frederic.k12.wi.us

 

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Welcome back!  We're excited to offer you a wide variety of classes - both in-person & on-line.  We hope you find a class that enhances your learning and brings enjoyment during these long winter months.  Share a classes with a friend - that just adds to the fun!
 
 
BOOTCAMP - AM Fitness
Tuesdays & Thursdays - Continuing through Jan. 27 from 5:45-6:30am - $5/class
Frederic Elem. Gym or on-line Instr: Cassie McKenzie
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.
 
DANCE FITNESS
Mondays - Continuing through Jan. 24 from 6-6:45pm - $5/class
Frederic Elem. or on-line   Instr:  Cassie McKenzie
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.
 

Write Right Now!

Tuesdays, Jan. 11 - Feb. 15 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.  Enjoy your winter amongst interesting and creative people!


A “Cure” for Cabin Fever: Backyard Photography

Thursday - Jan. 20 from 6:30-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Jay Grammond

FEE:  $18

Are you feeling like you have had enough of winter? Can’t wait to get out of the house? Join Professional Photographer Jay Grammond as he leads you on a photographic journey of possibilities that will get you out of the house and into your own yard or local park this spring and summer. You will learn to see and compose creatively, how to create or look for great backgrounds, what subjects to focus on and helpful apps and resources that could help you create your best images yet!


Air Fryer Hype!  Copycat KFC & Recipe Ideas for All Ages!

Saturday - Jan. 22 from 4:30-6:30pm

On-line Instr:  Tess Georgakopoulos

FEE:  $30

Have you ever wondered what the Air Fryer Hype is about? Do you have one and want ideas about what to make in it besides fries or crisping up frozen, processed foods? Are you thinking about purchasing an air fryer but would like to know more about it first?  This class may just answer all those questions!  Have some fun participating in this virtual demonstration and partial cook-along class as we dive into the world of air frying!  The instructor will demonstrate some family favorite recipes and invite participants to join in for one of them. The recipes that will be demonstrated include homemade egg roll wraps, pizza bites, seasoned potato wedges and burgers! The cook-along recipe will be Copycat KFC Chicken! Tess Georgakopoulos' bio here.

 

Yoga Sculpt

4 Thursdays - Jan. 27-Feb. 17 from 6-7pm

Frederic Elem. or on-line   

Instr:  Megan Hacker

FEE:  $30 (or $8/class in-person drop-in)

Join a music-driven, total body cardio and strength workout class that combines yoga postures and free weights. No yoga experience is needed. Bring an exercise mat, light free weights & a water bottle.  For on-line attendees, a Zoom link will be sent after registration is complete.


Winter Wellness Bowl Meal Prep

Thursday - Jan. 27 from 6:30-8pm

On-line Instr:  Kirsten Madaus

FEE:  $20

You can create the building blocks for a variety of healthy meals using your Instant Pot and/or air fryer!  In this live on-line class, Kirsten will demonstrate a vegetarian black bean, sweet potato & kale bowl, Korean chicken bowl, and a flexitarian taco tamale bowl while discussing ways to change up your daily meals with different sauces and toppings.  Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session and participants will receive a link with the recording after the class. See Kirsten's bio here.


Medicare 101

Thursday - Jan. 27 at 6:30pm

Frederic HS Instr:  Rich Potvin

FREE  

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?  


Dance Fitness

5 Mondays - Jan. 31-Feb. 28 from 6-6:45pm

Frederic Elem. or on-line   Instr:  Cassie McKenzie

FEE:  $25 (or $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.


Bootcamp - AM Fitness

Tuesdays & Thursdays - Feb. 1-Apr. 28 from 5:45-6:30am

Frederic Elem. or on-line

Instr:  Cassie McKenzie

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

Join us anytime - in-person or on-line!  This bootcamp-style class will include 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 an exercise mat, light free weights & a water bottle.  For on-line attendees, a Google Meet link will be sent after registration is complete.


Charcuterie Snack Board    

Tuesday - Feb. 1 at 6pm

On-line Instr:  Kelsey Bassett

FEE:  $28

If you’re ready to ‘wow’ your friends with new cheeseboard skills or have an aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed, this class is for you!  We’ll cover everything from how to choose your ingredients, how to correctly fold salami (yes, there IS a way!), cutting techniques, design and how to take a perfect photo that is Instagram ready - as you style a small (approx. 8-12”) board/plate virtually with Kelsey from The Board Loon - Hudson, WI.  A shopping list will be provided for you to follow along, but there is no pressure to purchase anything - just sit back & take notes if you prefer.   Registration deadline is January 27th.

 

The Day After Retirement

Thursday - Feb. 3 from 6:30-8pm

On-line Instr:  Mary O’Brien

FEE:  $20

What will your life look like once you don’t answer the call of the alarm clock?  What can you do in advance to plan for a positive transition into retirement?  Having a sense of purpose is an important key to satisfaction.  Change is inevitable.  How to put your arms around the changes inherent in retiring and learning to grow is the focus of this class.  It will help you explore a variety of ways to identify what is significant to you, then establish a purpose-filled life in retirement.  This is a live, interactive class.

 

Instant Pot Basics Series

4 Thursdays - Feb. 3-24 from 6:30-8pm

On-line Instr:  Kirsten Madaus

FEE:  $70

It’s time to finally use that Instant Pot!  In this live 4-part on-line class, you will learn how to make breakfasts, dinners, appetizers and desserts!  Each week Kirsten will demonstrate a different aspect of pressure cooking including how a pressure cooker works, how to cook with frozen meats, all-in-one meals and pot-in-pot cooking.  Handouts accompanying each session offer additional recipes beyond what is demonstrated during class and each week there is plenty of time for Q&A and sharing your weekly experience.  Participants will receive a link with the recording after the class. Kirsten's bio here.

 

Using Google & All it has to Offer

Tuesday - Feb. 8 from 10am-12pm

On-line     Instr:  Sara Reimann

FEE:  $24

What is the use of Google? Google offers Gmail, Chrome, Maps, Drive, Spreadsheets, Youtube, Calendar…and much more! With Google, you can upload and store all of your files online. Google Docs is similar to Microsoft Word and Google Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel. THE BEST PART...They are FREE to use! You can then share these files with others and access them from any computer, smartphone, or tablet. With Google you can quickly and easily get answers on your smartphone or computer. Come and find out more about using Google and all it has to offer. 

 

iPad & iPhone - Getting Started

Tuesday - Feb. 8 from 5:30-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Sara Reimann

FEE:  $24

All the basics are covered in this class to help you get in control of your iPad & iPhone.  Topics include moving icons, using folders, Safari features, Mail app, Calendar events, using Clock, using reminders, editing notifications, managing contacts, Facetime, Message, sending audio messages, using Notes, Maps & Navigation, Siri, App Store, iTunes, purchasing shows, subscribing & using Apple Music and playlists.

 

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Kits

Thursday - Feb. 10 - 3:30-5pm kit pick-up

Frederic HS 

FEE:  $22

Cookie decorating fun!  Would you like to learn some fun cookie decorating techniques from the comfort of your own home?  Want some homemade cookies without most of the mess?  How about a fun project for the kids?  This class is for you!  Class includes a kit with a dozen fresh-made cookies, frosting and sprinkles along with a link to a tutorial that you can watch at your leisure. The video tutorial will cover everything from baking to decorating.  Lots of fun tips and tricks to learn.  Tammy Henderson will prepare these kits and create the tutorial.  Registration deadline:  Feb. 7.  Kits will be available for pick up at the High School on Feb 10th from 3:30-5pm.

 

Overcome Your Carbohydrate Cravings

Thursday - Feb. 10 from 6-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Janice Novak

FEE:  $24

Ever had a day where you can’t stop eating?  Do you crave starches, snack foods, and sweets and find the more you eat, the more you want to eat?   Is your snacking out of control?  In this workshop, we will discuss a two-week plan that will STOP your cravings (no kidding!), help you lose weight and help keep your insulin levels balanced.  Overcoming carb cravings is not a matter of willpower but a matter of biology.  Learn how you can stop the vicious cycle of food craving and weight gain.  No hype – just the facts.  See Janice Novak's bio here.

 

DIY Elderberry Syrup     

Thursday - Feb. 17 at 6:30pm

On-line Instr:  Sheila Beecroft

FEE:  $18 (kit included)

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 and affordable to make yourself!  For less than the cost of a smaller store-bought bottle, you will make one batch (12 oz.) of healthful elderberry syrup in your own home by following along using your kit ingredients in your electric pressure cooker/Instant Pot.  Or watch the demo and make your syrup another time.  Recipe, stovetop instructions & elderberry research will be shared.  Kits are limited. See Sheila Beecroft's bio here.


Cut the Cable Bill - Stream Live TV

Tuesday - Feb. 22 from 5:30-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Sara Reimann

$24

Thinking about cutting 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.  Learn how to use the devices you have to watch your favorite shows, rent/buy movies, view photos on your flatscreen TV and much more! 


Write Right Now!

Tuesdays - Mar. 1 - Apr. 5 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.  Enjoy your winter amongst interesting and creative people!

 

Essential iPad & iPhone Apps

Tuesday - Mar. 1 from 5:30-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Sara Reimann

FEE:  $24

Get the most out of your iPad and iPhone with a wide range of apps to make virtually every aspect of your life easier!  Now that you have spent the money on an iPad and iPhone, you'll want to get the maximum return from your investment, and this is where apps come in. They say there is an app for everything and this, as you'll soon discover, is very true.  A variety of apps will be showcased that can actually help you in your day-to-day life and make life much easier. Whether it's staying in touch with your family or friends, keeping your mind active or just giving the grandchildren something to play with when they come to visit, we have handpicked a  varied array of apps to help in each scenario.  As you'll soon discover, buying an iPad and iPhone was one of the best decisions you have ever made because it opens up a variety of possibilities and will help you relax and unwind, entertain the grandchildren, boost your brainpower and read your favorite books. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

 

Workout Basics - For the gym or at home!

5 Tuesdays - Mar. 1-29 from 6-7pm

Frederic HS

Instr:  Nicole Richter

FEE:  $45 (5 weeks) or $10/class

This class will focus on the in's and out's of simple exercise programing. Each class will start out classroom-style and will then transition to the new fitness center for a workout!  Participants will learn how to build an exercise program that is right for them - at their own fitness level and with minimal equipment.  Topics covered: Lower Body, Cardio, Upper Body, Building a Program, and Nutrition & Rest.  Plan to learn and put your knowledge to work in the gym!  Bring a water bottle.  Nicole is certified through the NSCA with the CSCS certification.

 

Snowmobile Safety

Mar. 7 (M), 8 (Tu) & 10 (Th) from 5:30-8:30pm

Frederic HS Instr:  Adam Birr

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 all 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 gowild.wi.gov.


Dance Fitness

5 Mondays - Mar. 7-Apr. 11 from 6-6:45pm

  No dance 3/14

Frederic Elem. or on-line   Instr:  Cassie McKenzie

FEE:  $25 (or $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.

 

Chili Night with your Instant Pot

Tuesday - Mar. 8 from 6:30-8pm

On-line Instr:  Kirsten Madaus

FEE:  $20

The electric pressure cooker makes a faster and more flavorful pot of chili compared to stovetop or slow cooker—and you can make your sides in the Instant Pot too!  In this live, on-line class Kirsten will demonstrate easy weeknight chili, turkey verde chili, and vegan quinoa chili, along with Instant Pot “baked” potatoes and loaded cornbread.  You will also learn how you can adapt your favorite recipe for pressure cooker use.  Participants will receive an extensive handout along with the link to join prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session.  Participants will also receive a link for the recording after the class. Kirsten's bio here.

 

Aldo Leopold Bench

Thursday - Mar. 10 from 6-8pm

Frederic HS Instr:  Jerry Livingston

FEE:  $40 (materials included)

Enjoy the outdoors in style using this Aldo Leopold bench.  It’s quick and easy to build and will be a marvelous addition to any backyard or garden.  You only need a beginner skill level.

 

Improve Your Health at Any Age

Monday - Mar. 14 from 6-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Janice Novak

FEE:  $24

Every day your body makes about 330 billion new cells which means 3.8 million cells are replaced every second!  This means that every second is an opportunity to make every system in your body healthier.  The quality of cells your body can produce this second is very dependent on what raw materials you have floating around your bloodstream.  Studies show you can be 50 and have the physiology of a 30 year old, (and vise versa), depending on how well you take care of yourself.  What you do now greatly affects your health and well-being now and in the future. Nothing beats good health!  In this workshop, we’ll discuss simple steps you can take now to help make every system in your body as healthy as possible.  See Janice Novak's bio here.

 

Vitamins & Herbs: Facts & Fallacies

Wednesday - Mar. 16 from 6-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Janice Novak

FEE:  $24

Confusion abounds about vitamin supplements.  Do you need them?  Which ones are best?  How do you choose?  In this workshop, you will learn the 7 guidelines that determine if a supplement is well balanced or a waste of money (the instructor does not sell supplements).   We will also discuss what current research says about  antioxidants, phytochemicals, anti-aging nutrients, colloidal minerals, chelated minerals, sustained release formulas, and herbal preparations such as Glucosamine Chondroitin, Melatonin, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo, Ginseng, Echinacea and DHEA. See Janice Novak's bio here.

 

De-Age Your Brain

Thursday - Mar. 24 from 6-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Janice Novak

FEE:  $24

Current research shows lifestyle and diet have a big effect on how the brain ages.  Cognitive function, which covers all aspects of perceiving, thinking and reasoning can improve.  And the very good news is that no matter what your age, there are things you can begin to do today to improve how quickly and effectively brain cells communicate with each other.  We’ll discuss which ‘superfoods’ reduce the damaging effects of toxins and inflammation on the brain and which nutrients are great for memory, attention, processing information and reducing stress. You will learn simple, easy to implement strategies to help your brain stay healthy and alert.  See Janice Novak's bio here.

 

Building Your Vision: Taking Your Photography From Good To Great!

Thursday - Mar. 24 from 6:30-7:30pm

On-line Instr:  Jay Grammond

FEE:  $18

Are you a photographer that wants to take your images to the next level, or

maybe someone that is just getting started in photography?  Do you want to be a

photographer that takes snapshots or one that creates images?  You’ll leave

this class with ideas and concepts that you can put into practice right away.  Compositional basics will be covered and they will surely improve your images and discuss concepts of building your photographic vision to take your images from good to great!

 

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People  

Monday - Mar. 28 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 Q&A session is also included as well as a recording of the class.  This 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. See Craig Coffman's bio here.

 

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People 

Tuesday - Mar. 29 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. See Craig Coffman's bio here.

 

Maple Syrup from A-Z

Saturday - Apr. 2 from 1-2:30pm

Christian Maple Syrup - Trade Lake

FREE

Ever wonder how maple syrup is made?  Learn the process at the Christian Maple Syrup Farm.  Hike through the woods, tap a tree and gather sap.  Tour the sugar shack, process, cook and bottle the syrup!  Enjoy the many samples of flavored maple syrup, maple sugar, maple root beer and maple cotton candy!  ‘Maple Syrup - it’s not just for breakfast anymore!’   Come learn a little and taste a lot!  Dress for the outdoors.  Registration deadline is Mar. 18th.  This class date may be adjusted due to the weather/syrup conditions.

 

Soap Making

Tuesday - Apr. 5 from 6-8pm

Frederic HS Instr:  Dianna Blake & Gregg Southard

FEE:  $28

Learn how to make soap using all natural ingredients.  Students will choose their own scents using essential oils and will have the option of adding other ingredients including oatmeal (exfoliating) and charcoal (purifying).  During this hands-on process, students will also learn the history of soap.  Leave this class with your homemade soap, recipe, molds and a lot of information.  Dianna & Gregg are owners of Prairie Living Botanicals.  Class size limited to 10 students.

 

Detroit Style Pizza & Pizza Madness!

Saturday - Apr. 9 from 4:30-6:30pm

On-line Instr:  Tess Georgakopoulos

FEE:  $30

Have some fun participating in this virtual pizza cook-along class!  Learn how to make your own homemade pizza (a variety of ways) with homemade dough!  Pizza menu dishes for this class will include the very popular Detroit-style pan pizza with sauce, baked pizza bombs, and pizza pinwheels.  If there is time, classic pan pizza will also be made. Choose which ones you would like to make and watch a demonstration of the others.  One week prior to the class, participants will receive the instructor’s personal recipe for one of the dough recipes (to be prepared before class) and a list of ingredients.  Equipment needs: Although optional, a Detroit style pizza pan is highly recommended, as is a pizza pan with or without holes in it. We will also be using round or square cake-pans, and sheet pans as well. See Tess Georgakopoulos' bio here.

 

Container Garden Design

Tuesday - Apr. 12 from 7-8:30pm

On-line Instr:  Michelle Mero Riedel

FEE:  $20

If you want to learn how to create beautiful, healthy, and colorful container gardens, this discussion class is for you!  Professional photographer and gardener, Michelle Mero Riedel will help you discover fast growing, vigorous, nursery-quality plants with season-long color.  She’ll intersperse her discussions with images of beautiful combinations that are easily created.  A detailed color handout of each container design recipe will be provided and there will be plenty of time for questions during this interactive, on-line class. This is the perfect antidote to a long winter.  Ask your favorite garden buddy to join you for this on-line discussion class and you can share the excitement and fun as you begin to plan your summer containers!  More information will be sent prior to class.

 

Needle Felted Gnome

Thursday - Apr. 14 at 6pm

Frederic HS Instr:  Pamela Schaber

FEE:  $27 (kit included)

Learn how to needle felt!  Students will be introduced to the art of needle felting while making an adorable gnome (approximately 10” tall).  Materials include a needle felting kit ($14 value) to take home, alpaca wool roving raised on Pam’s farm and curly sheep’s wool for the beard – enough for the gnome and some extra.  Choose between a white or dark bearded gnome.  Kids 12+ are welcome to participate.

 

Write Right Now!

Tuesdays, Apr. 19 - May 24 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.  Enjoy your winter amongst interesting and creative people!


Air Fryer Veggies

Tuesday - Apr. 19 from 6:30-8pm

On-line Instr:  Kirsten Madaus

FEE:  $20

Using an air fryer to cook vegetables is quick and the healthy results are delicious!  In this live class Kirsten will demonstrate a variety of recipes using in-season local and/or commonly available vegetables including lemon pepper broccoli, miso sesame kale chips, roasted sweet potatoes and more.  Participants will receive an extensive handout prior to class. There will be ample time for questions during the session, and participants will receive a link with the recording after the class. Kirsten's bio here.


Gandy Dancer Earth Day Clean-up

Thursday, Apr. 21 at 5:30-7:30pm

Gandy Dancer State Trail 

Looking for ways to get more ‘green’ in your life?  Head to the Gandy Dancer State Trail  - the ‘people-powered sports trail’!  This year, Frederic Community Ed is joining efforts with Friends of Gandy on Earth Day weekend to clean-up trash along the Frederic section of the 47-mile trail.  Your environmentally conscious decisions matter!  Make a difference in the Frederic community and join the effort.  Please let us know you are committed by April 18th.

 

Posture - Get it Straight!

Tuesday - Apr. 26 from 6-7:30pm

On-line Janice Novak

FEE:  $24

Look 10 years younger, 10 pounds thinner and feel better than ever!  Looking at your own reflection in the mirror, do you see that your head hangs too far forward, your shoulders are too rounded, or you slump too much?   You can learn how to correct common posture problems and learn an ‘Instant Alignment Technique’ that will have you standing straighter immediately.  We will discuss easy-to-implement tips when at a computer, in a car or working out.  There are many benefits to improving posture.  And the good news is that no matter how long you may have had poor posture, it is never too late to make improvements.  You’ll need a resistance band for some of the exercises if you choose to participate. See Janice Novak's bio here.

 

Mushrooms - Spring Edibles

Mondays - May 2 & 9 from 6-9pm

Frederic HS   Instr:  Tavis Lynch

FEE:  $30

Learn to identify all forms of true and false morels as well as how to prepare them for the table. Oyster mushrooms and pheasant's back mushrooms will be discussed along with several edible spring plants.  Safety and ethical harvesting will be emphasized. See Tavis Lynch's bio here.

 

CSA Farm Tour

Tuesday - May 10 at 6pm

Jubilee Rock Farm

Fee:  $5/family

What does CSA mean?  Did you know we have a CSA Farm right here in Frederic?  CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) is a way of supplying local, fresh and organic food to people throughout the growing season.  Jubilee Rock Farm (10 miles northeast of Frederic) has a small orchard, flower, herb & vegetable gardens, bee yard, berry patches, sugar bush, beautiful woods, big rocks and more!  They love what they do and they work to keep the farm healthy by using crop rotation, composting, cover crops, re-mineralization & other organic practices.  Join the tour at Jubilee Rock Farm and learn why these healthy choices matter & how you can partake in CSA and support local farming.

 

Ice Age Trail Hike

Saturday - May 28 at 1pm

McKenzie Lake parking lot

FREE

Hike 2.9 miles on the Ice Age Trail from McKenzie Lake (280th Ave - Luck) to County Road W (Frederic) where you will be shuttled back to McKenzie Lake.  Dress for the outdoors & wear good walking shoes.  Co-sponsored with the Indianhead Chapter of the Ice Age Trail. 

 

Intro to Voiceovers

Date scheduled upon registration

On-line Instr: Voices for All

FEE:  $35

“Wow, you have a great voice!” How many times have you heard that? Or maybe you listen to your favorite audiobooks, commercials or cartoon characters and think, “I could do that!” Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore the growing remote voiceover industry with your instructor, a professional working voice actor from Voices For All. Discover the current trends in the industry and how easy and affordable it can be to learn, set up and work from home. You’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you will need to find success. Your instructor will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation in a follow-up call. This is a one-time, 90- minute introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. For ages 18 and over. Upon registration you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.

 

 

 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 beecrofts@frederic.k12.wi.us
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“Footloose” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Wednesday, February 9
Lunch: 11 am
Performance: 1 pm
$90/person (includes ticket, meal, transportation, driver tip)
Pick-up locations: Luck, Centuria, St. Croix Falls
Registration Deadline: January 9, 2022
 
A second trip has been scheduled for Saturday, June 18!
$110/person (includes ticket, meal, transportation, driver tip)
Registration Deadline: May 18, 2022
 
**Beginning November 15, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the performance. 
**Masks are also a requirement for all guests. 
 
REGISTER with Luck Community Ed:  715-472-2152
 

Church Basement Ladies at the Ames Center
Tuesday, April 5
Lunch: 11:30 am
Performance: 1:00 pm
$84/person (includes transportation, driver tip, lunch, and show)
Pick-up locations: Luck, Centuria, St. Croix Falls
Registration Deadline: March 5
 

 

One Day Only! Church Basement Ladies 20th Anniversary Tour

A musical comedy featuring four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church about to undergo changes in 1965. Funny and down-to-earth, audiences will recognize these ladies as they witness the church year unfold from below the house of God.

**Masks will be required inside the theater

 

REGISTER with Luck Community Ed:  715-472-2152

This program is designed to help people understand, prepare for and respond appropriately to disasters, such as floods, wildfires and hurricanes. A companion module covering the COVID-19 response is also now available.