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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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** Frederic Community Education will be following School/Covid-19 guidelines for in-person classes including wearing masks in the school building, social distancing and signing a symptom screening form. **

 

 

Winter/Spring - 2021
Classes & Activities
 
WRITE RIGHT NOW!  (On-line)
Tuesdays – Jan. 26 – Mar. 2 from 4-6pm
On-line     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.
 
INTERVAL CIRCUIT TRAINING / TABATA  (On-line)
Tuesdays & Thursdays -  Feb. 2 - 25 from 5:45 – 6:30am
On-line                     Instr:  Cassie McKenzie
FEE:  $30
This 8-session/4-week class includes Interval Circuit Training (Tuesdays) & Tabata Workouts (Thursdays).  Both workouts will use high-intensity exercise moves with resistance training.  The full workout will be a mixture of aerobic & strength exercises completing a full body workout!  All exercises can be modified from beginner to advanced.  All classes end with a 5-minute core/ab workout.  You will need:  an exercise mat, 3-5# weights, a small open space, access to Google Meet on a smart device and water.  Register for AM & PM exercise classes & save $5.
 
CUT THE CABLE – Stream live TV for under $60/month  (On-line)
Tuesday – Feb. 2 from 10-12pm
On-line                     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. 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!
 
INTERVAL CIRCUIT TRAINING  (On-line)
Wednesdays – Feb. 3 – 24 from 5:30-6:15pm
On-line                     Instr:  Cassie McKenzie
FEE:  $20
This class will include workouts using high-intensity exercise moves with resistance training.  The full workout will be a mixture of aerobic & strength exercises completing a full body workout!  All exercises can be modified from beginner to advanced.  All classes end with a 5-minute core/ab workout.    You will need:  an exercise mat, 3-5# weights, a small open space, your own music, access to Google Meet on a smart device and water.  Register for AM & PM exercise classes & save $5.
 
CARDINAL WINE GLASS PAINTING
Thursday – Feb. 4 from 6-9pm
Frederic HS              Instr:  Charlene Lundberg
FEE:  $28
Paint cardinals on wine glasses.  You will be led with step-by-step instructions as you use acrylic wine glass paint on two glasses.  All experience levels are welcome.  All supplies are included in the fee.
 
SUGAR FLOWER ROSE BOUQUET
Tuesday & Thursday – Feb 9 & 11 from 6-8pm
Frederic HS              Instr:  Tammy Henderson
FEE:  $25
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day!  Learn to make and use gum paste to create realistic roses and filler flowers to decorate your cakes.  All supplies will be provided.  You will go home with a finished bouquet ready to top a cake.  Bring an apron and a box to transport your flowers home.
 
DIGITAL PHOTO ORGANIZATION  (On-line)
Tuesday & Thursday – Feb. 16 & 18 from 10-12pm
On-line                     Instr:  Sara Reimann
FEE:  $29
If your digital photo collections are a mess, the good news is that software and on-line services now have excellent tools for helping you organize your images fast. The goal is to be able to find and share the photos you love without a headache. Learn the concepts and techniques behind efficient photo management, photo editing, organizing, back-up, and sharing.
 
MEDICARE 101  (On-line)
Thursday – Feb. 18 from 6:30-7:30pm
On-line                    Instr:  Rich Potvin
FREE
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? 
 
CRAFT DAY
Saturday – Feb. 20 from 8am-6pm
Frederic Elem.                        Coordinator:  Cassie McKenzie
FEE:  $15
Join us for a day of crafting or scrapbooking! Come and go as you choose. Fee includes a take-out lunch from The Tin Shed. Discuss meal options with Community Education when you register.  Registration deadline:  Feb. 13
 
OUTDOOR COMMUNITY FUN DAY
Sunday – Feb. 21 from 1-4pm
Oak Forest Center – Frederic
FREE
Enjoy the great outdoors with your family & the community!  Explore the groomed trails with your own snowshoes or skis.  Bring your sleds to enjoy the sliding hill.  Roast marshmallows by the campfire or grab a treat and a cup of hot cocoa and warm up by the fireplace.  All ages are welcome at this FREE event!  Please let us know you are coming for planning purposes.  Snowshoes are available to borrow (youth to adult sizes) by reservation.
 
INTERVAL CIRCUIT TRAINING / TABATA  (On-line)
Tuesdays & Thursdays -  Mar. 2 – 25 from 5:45 – 6:30am
On-line                    Instr:  Cassie McKenzie
FEE:  $30
This 8-session/4-week class includes Interval Circuit Training (Tuesdays) & Tabata Workouts (Thursdays).  Both workouts will use high-intensity exercise moves with resistance training.  The full workout will be a mixture of aerobic & strength exercises completing a full body workout!  All exercises can be modified from beginner to advanced.  All classes end with a 5-minute core/ab workout.  You will need:  an exercise mat, 3-5# weights, a small open space, access to Google Meet on a smart device and water.  Register for AM & PM exercise classes & save $5.
 
KICKBOXING-INSPIRED CIRCUIT TRAINING  (On-line)
Wednesdays – Mar. 3 - 24 from 5:30-6:15pm
On-line                    Instr:  Cassie McKenzie
FEE:  $20
This 4-week class is circuit training style with a kickboxing twist.  The class will include workouts using high-intensity exercise moves with resistance training and each set will include at least 2 kickboxing moves.  The full workout will be a mixture of aerobic & strength exercises completing a full body workout!  All exercises can be modified from beginner to advanced.  All classes end with a 5-minute core/ab workout.    You will need:  an exercise mat, 3-5# weights, a small open space, your own music, access to Google Meet on a smart device and water.  Register for AM & PM exercise classes & save $5.
 
HAND-SEW A FELT WINTER OWL  (On-line)
Thursday – Mar. 4 at 6:30pm
On-line                    Instr:  Sheila Beecroft
FEE:  $15 (kit included)
Create this cute, hand-stitched owl to adorn your home, or to give as a gift!  This class is easy enough for a beginner and fun enough for the experienced.  This owl sews up quickly!  You will learn various embroidery stitches.  All materials for this tan-colored owl are included in a kit with pre-cut felt shapes.  The instructions and pattern will be sent via email so you will be able to reproduce this owl.  Pick-up your kit at the Frederic High School on Feb. 25 from 3:30-5:30pm or have it mailed for an extra $5 (please notify us early with this choice).  All ages are welcome (children under 12 should have an adult present for assistance). 
 
CRICUT MACHINE – Learn all about it!  (On-line)
Monday, Mar. 8 at 6:30pm
On-line                    Instr:  Beth Bartlett
FEE:  $10
Learn all about the Cricut machine and accessories.  Which cartridges will cut what you want?  What materials can you use?  What kinds of projects can you create?  How about Cricut apps?  What’s the difference between Cricut versions including the Expression, the Expression 2, and the Explore Air?   Learn about the pros and cons of each machine and where to get your machine for the best value.
 
USING GOOGLE – And all it has to offer  (On-line)
Tuesday & Thursday – Mar. 9 & 11 from 4-6pm
On-line                    Instr:  Sara Reimann
FEE:  $29
What is the use of Google? Google offers Gmail, Chrome, Maps, Drive, Spreadsheets, You Tube,
Calendar...and much more! With Google, you can upload and store all of your files on-line. Google
Docs is similar to Microsoft Word & 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.
 
DIY COFFEE BEAN ROASTING
Saturday – Mar. 13 from 9-10:30am
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 supplies. Sit back and enjoy some coffee and a pastry while visiting with other community members. Ordering beans takes time! Register early to ensure you go home with 1/2# of coffee beans.
 
SIGN MAKING WITH THE CRICUT MACHINE
Monday, Mar. 15 at 6:30pm
Frederic HS             Instr:  Beth Bartlett
FEE:  $15
Come try out the Cricut machine for yourself!  Make a 3x6 wooden block sign.  Use vinyl or stencils with your choice of wordage.
 
BASICS COMPUTER COURSE  (On-line)
Mondays & Wednesdays – Mar. 15 – Mar. 24 from 10-12pm
On-line                    Instr:  Sara Reimann
FEE:  $37
New to computers or need to brush up on some basic skills?  Join us for this class & you will learn the following:
Introducing Today's Technologies - Computer, Devices & the Web
Connecting & Communicating On-line - The internet , Websits & Media
Computers & Mobile Devices - Evaluating Options for Home & Work
Programs & Apps - Productivity, Graphics, Security & Other Tools
 
ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER BASICS  (On-line)
Monday – Mar. 22 from 6-8pm
On-line                    Instr:  Sheila Beecroft
FEE:  $10
Are you overwhelmed by all the buttons on your electric pressure cooker (EPC)?  Are you on the fence about purchasing one?  Want to practice a few recipes with others to get more familiar with it?  Join us for this interactive class.  If you have an EPC, please have it ready for use.  If not, just listen and learn.  An ‘Instant Pot’ brand will be demonstrated for this class (certain brands may vary slightly).  We will go through the set-up, talk about techniques and prepare 3 recipes together – all in a few hours.  Plan to eat a late supper.   You will receive recipes prior to the class.  Registration deadline:  March 17
 
COOKIE DECORATING KITS  (Pick-up)
Friday – Mar. 26 from 3:30-5:30pm
Frederic HS Kit pick-up                           
FEE:   $20
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 to do? This is the class for you. Class includes a kit with a dozen fresh-made cookies, frosting and sprinkles along with a link to a tutorial you can watch at your leisure. The 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:  March 23.  Kits will be available for pick up at the High School on March 26 from 3:30-5:30pm.
 
CRAFT DAY
Saturday – Mar. 27 from 8am-6pm
Frederic Elem.                        Coordinator:  Cassie McKenzie
FEE:  $15
Join us for a day of crafting or scrapbooking! Come and go as you choose. Fee includes a take-out lunch from The Tin Shed. Discuss meal options with Community Education when you register.  Registration deadline:  March 20
 
WRITE RIGHT NOW!
Tuesdays – Mar. 30 – May 4 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.
 
FREEZER MEAL PREP – CHICKEN  (On-line)
Monday – April 5 at 6pm
On-line                    Instr:  Sheila Beecroft
FEE:  $10
Prepare wholesome, family-sized chicken meals including: honey-glazed chicken legs, chicken pennie skillet, chicken wild rice soup & meal prep chicken (for salads, casseroles).  A supply list & recipe instructions will be sent via email.  You will be working with several pounds of chicken drumsticks, boneless, skinless thighs and breasts.  If you plan to order your bulk chicken from Daeffler’s Quality Meats, you will need to register by March 29.
 
INTERVAL CIRCUIT TRAINING / TABATA  (On-line)
Tuesdays & Thursdays -  Apr. 6 - 29 from 5:45 – 6:30am
On-line                    Instr:  Cassie McKenzie
FEE:  $30
This 8-session/4-week class includes Interval Circuit Training (Tuesdays) & Tabata Workouts (Thursdays).  Both workouts will use high-intensity exercise moves with resistance training.  The full workout will be a mixture of aerobic & strength exercises completing a full body workout!  All exercises can be modified from beginner to advanced.  All classes end with a 5-minute core/ab workout.  You will need:  an exercise mat, 3-5# weights, a small open space, access to Google Meet on a smart device and water.  Register for AM & PM exercise classes & save $5.
 
INTERVAL CIRCUIT TRAINING  (On-line)
Wednesdays – Apr. 7 - 28 from 5:30-6:15pm
On-line                    Instr:  Cassie McKenzie
FEE:  $20
This class will include workouts using high-intensity exercise moves with resistance training.  The full workout will be a mixture of aerobic & strength exercises completing a full body workout!  All exercises can be modified from beginner to advanced.  All classes end with a 5-minute core/ab workout.    You will need:  an exercise mat, 3-5# weights, a small open space, your own music, access to Google Meet on a smart device and water.  Register for AM & PM exercise classes & save $5.
 
BABYSITTING 101
Tuesdays – Apr. 6 - 27 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.
 
COMPUTER SECURITY & PRIVACY PROTECTION  (On-line)
Tuesday and Thursday – Apr. 6 – 8 from 10-12pm
On-line                    Instr:  Sara Reimann
FEE:  $29
Whether you realize it or not, the internet touches almost all aspects of your daily life and you need
the tools, resources and education to stay safe on-line. In this class you will learn how you can protect
your computers, mobile devices, information and identity. Topics include internet browsing & tracking,
USB devices, authentication, phishing attacks, scams, identity theft, malware, back-ups, Wi-Fi
security, anti-virus software, deleting files securely and more.
 
BASIC KNIFE SKILLS
Thursday – April 8 from 6-8pm
Frederic HS             Instr:  Chef Andy Peloquin
FEE:  $22
In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics on how to choose knives for your kitchen, cutting techniques and how to apply them to different fruits, veggies and proteins.  You will also learn how to properly maintain your knives and store them properly. 
 
NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR SUMMER – Essential Oils
Monday – Apr. 12 from 6-8pm
Frederic HS             Instr: Cassie McKenzie
FEE: $15 + $25 supply fee
Come learn how to use essential oils to prepare for the summer season and ditch a few over the counter medicines and toxic sprays! Make 3 rollerball blends, natural bug spray and after sun spray. Rollerball blends are: Bite & Sting Relief, Pollen Seasonal Relief or Healing Blend (cuts and scrapes) and Take a Hike Muscle Blend.
 
COOKING WITH WILD FOODS
Tuesday – April 13 from 6-8pm
Frederic HS             Instr:  Tanna Worrell
FEE:  $24
Are you looking for economical ways to feed yourself and your family healthy food that actually tastes good?  Come and learn how to use some common backyard ‘weeds’ to make delicious and super-nutritious dishes for your family.  No hiking or mosquito spray required – Tanna will bring a nice selection of freshly harvested Wild Foods to work with.  This fun, interactive class will include some plant identification, group cooking/food preparation and a satisfying Wild Food dish to enjoy together.  Tanna (aka ‘The Friendly Forager’) has been eating Wild Foods for many years and loves empowering people with knowledge that takes the fear out of foraging.  Tanna will bring her Friendly Forager Note Cards for you to purchase, if you'd like.  Check out her blog: www.TheFriendly-Forager.com.
 
SPRING CARD MAKING
Thursday – April 15 from 6-9pm
Frederic HS             Instr:   Tammy Henderson
FEE:  $32 (kit included)
Spending time in a creative outlet is a great way to reduce some of the stress we are all feeling right now.  And now, more than ever, we need to be reaching out to others to see how they are doing. Handmade cards are a great way to do both. Join Tammy as you create a set of cards with a variety of sentiments from ‘birthday’ to ‘get well’ and several in between.  All supplies will be provided, and you will go home with 15 cards (3 each of 5 designs) along with a stamp set, ink and more.  Your kit needs to be ordered; please register by March 31.
 
BARN QUILT WORKSHOP
Saturday – April 17 from 8:30am-4pm
Frederic Elem. Cafeteria                         Instr:  Mary & Mike / M&J Barn Quilts
FEE:  2’x2’ = $55 / 4’x4’ = $90
DIY Make & Take Barn quilts have been around for about 100 years. Just as fabric quilts have their own unique history, so do barn quilts. A barn quilt is a large piece of wood that is painted to look like a quilt block and often hung on the exterior of a barn, house, garage or other building. Join in a fun-filled day of painting your very own unique 2’ x 2’ or 4’ x 4’ barn quilt. Plan to tape, paint, dry, laugh and admire your way through the day! All supplies, boards and instruction are provided.  Email your own pattern to mkolstad@charter.net by April 3. Patterns can be found by searching on-line for ‘barn quilts’, searching on Pinterest, or going through the photos on the instructor’s Facebook page @mjbarnquilts.  *OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL FEE: $5 for any graphics or letters you request in your pattern. This must be arranged in advance through email when confirming your pattern. This $5 fee would be paid directly to the instructors at class.  Bring a bag lunch.  Limited spots available.
 
PAINT YOUR OWN KINDNESS ROCKS
Monday – Apr. 19 from 3:30-6pm
Frederic Elem.                         Instr:  Carrie Ayd
FEE:  $3
Want to spread a little kindness in the community?  Plan to paint two rocks – one to plant in the community or to give away to brighten someone’s day and one to keep.  Bring some simple pictures or computer images for ideas for your paintings.  Snacks will be provided.  Recommended for children 1st grade and up.
 
WILD ABOUT KOMBUCHA
Tuesday – Apr. 20 from 6-7:30pm
Frederic HS             Instr:  Tanna Worrell
FEE:  $24
You’ve seen kombucha in the stores, you’ve heard people talk about how good it is for you and how great it tastes.  Maybe you’ve tried some or maybe you’ve been too timid to try this weirdly fermented drink.  Come get up close and personal with your own SCOBY and start brewing your own tasty, delicious, nutritious beverage!  Tanna is a Wild Food enthusiast, so besides ‘regular’ brewing, she will show you how to incorporate wild-crafted components into your brew.  You’ll be sampling several yummy kombucha flavors and types.  Please bring a pint jar with a tight-fitting lid to bring your starter kit home with you.
 
BEGINNING PAPER QUILLING (On-line)
Monday – Apr. 26 from 6-7:30pm
On-line                    Instr:  Maria Potvin
FEE:  $25 (kit included)
Discover how to turn colorful paper strips into beautiful works of art and keepsakes with this beginner quilling class! This beautiful art is a paper-craft technique used to make coiled embellishments -- flowers, animals, and even birthday cakes -- from colorful strips of paper for card making, framed art, or even jewelry! Maria will demonstrate basic shapes and you will learn how to put images together to make your own beautiful creation.  Your kit will include: quilling strips, tweezers, a comb, ruler, coach tools card, glue applicator and a storage box.  Register by April 16 in order to have your kit before the class.  Your kit will be available for pick-up at the Frederic High School April 22 from 3:30-5:30pm.
 
GEOCACHING
Saturday – May 1 from 9-11
Pavilion by the Frederic Grocery Store  Instr:  Megan Challoner
FEE:  $5/household
Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Do you enjoy carefree adventures?  Then learning about geocaching is for you!  Learn how to actively take part and join in on the world's largest treasure hunt.  Geocaches are everywhere.  During this class you will learn what geocaching is and how to operate the application on your phone or handheld GPS.  You will then hunt for local geocaches located right here in our community.  In the second part of this class, you will learn about the more advanced features of geocaching including the different types, travel bugs and you will learn how to hide your very own geocache.  This is a socially distanced class that will take place in the great outdoors. Join in on the fun!  Register by April 26.
 
FRENCH CLASSIC 101  (On-line)
Tuesday – May 4 from 6-8pm
On-line                    Instr:  Peter Kwong
FEE:  $20/household
Good news!  ‘Chef Pierre’ is back and this time with something unique and delicious – and most of all, simple and easy.  Learn all the basics of cooking French Cuisines in just a few lessons.  In this first class, you will learn to make 3 sauces including: Bechame, Veloute & Sauce Tomat and try them over a vegetable medley.  In subsequent classes (this fall), you will advance to something fancy and elegant that will drive your family & friends wild!  By the time you’ve completed this French Cuisine series, you will know how to make 5 Mother Sauces (Bechame, Veloute, Sauce Tomat, Espagnole and Hollandaise), Baked French Onion Soup, Quiche Lorraine and Ratatouille.  You will be cooking from your own kitchen.  Please register by April 27 to receive your shopping list and recipes.
 
PICKLEBALL PREVIEW
Thursday – May 13 at 6pm
Frederic Outdoor Pickleball Court
Instr:  Ralph Mondor
FREE
Come learn about pickleball – a sport that can be played by anyone ages 8-80!  Learn what equipment you need to play and the basic rules of the game.  Come try it out!
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 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
Please help us develop the best programs that we can have by completing this class evaluation form.
Go to Frederic Ed2go to view many on-line course options for learning something new or boosting your personal or professional skills.
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.