Welcome to District 196 Community Education


Senior Adult Services

Senior CitizenCommunity Education collaborates with area senior adult organizations and local Parks and Recreation departments to better serve senior adult customers. View our Partners

Intergenerational Opportunities
Community Education and District 196 schools offer intergenerational opportunities for senior adults and youth to learn and work together. Do you enjoy playing cribbage or shopping for school supplies? These and other activities are enjoyed by older adults. Call 952-423-7925 for more information.  

Velvet Tones
Velvet Tones is a non-profit community choral group of senior adults, 55 or older, who love to sing. The group currently has more than 60 vocalists. Auditions are not required to join. Members are from the south metro area of the Twin Cities with most of them coming from northern Dakota County.
The Velvet Tones rehearse Wednesdays, September through May, at 10a, at Hayes Community and Senior Center located at 14601 Hayes Road in Apple Valley. Director Rich Clausen is a professional musician, teacher and performer. For information about joining or scheduling a Velvet Tones concert email us or call 952-432-1081.

Be Our Guest: Performing Arts Previews
Community Education partners with District 196 high schools in offering free admission senior previews of performing arts for retirees ages 55+ and persons with disabilities. Auditoriums are handicap accessible. If you wish to purchase tickets for other performances, please contact the school box office.

Apple Valley High School
14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley
Box office: 952-431-8208    
All performances begin at 3p

Eagan High School    
4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan
Box office: 651-683-6964
All performances begin at 3:30p    

Eastview High School    
6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley
Box office: 952-431-8955
All performances begin at 3:30p    

Rosemount High School
3335 142nd Street West, Rosemount
Box office: 651-423-7540
All performances begin at 3:30p


Area Senior Programs*

Apple Valley Senior Program
Phone: 952-953-2345

Burnsville Senior Program
Phone: 952-707-4120

Eagan Area Senior Program
Phone: 651-675-5500

Farmington Senior Program
Phone: 651-463-4828

Inver Grove Heights Senior Program
Phone: 651-450-2469

Lakeville Senior Program
Phone: 952-985-4622

Rosemount Area Senior Program
Phone: 651-322-6000

* You do not need to live in these cities to belong to the senior program listed.


Janis Stoven, Coordinator

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