District 196 Adult Enrichment is a fee-supported program that offers an average of 175 affordable classes in a safe, comfortable environment each quarter based on community interests and needs. The goal of Adult Enrichment is to give participants a chance to sample activities, refine skills, socialize and pursue interests in an enjoyable setting. From dance instruction to cooking classes to courses on starting a business to fitness classes to professional computer instruction, Adult Enrichment has something for everyone! For more information, email a Community Ed registrar or call 651-423-7920.
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Community Education offers tours for all ages. The tours combine fun with education. Each offers a rare glimpse into a special Twin Cities community or neighborhood, may feature a special exhibit, event or performance.
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Instructor of the Quarter
Nancy Burgeson has been a Community Education instructor for over 40 years. She currently teaches adult enrichment classes in over 37 school districts, throughout the Twin Cities and further. She has taught a variety of courses but has specialized in baking; cake decorating, candy making and cookie bakes featuring holiday favorites. She currently is focusing on cookie bakes and Truffles, a delicious candy. She offers over 75 classes per year! Nancy enjoys meeting and working with students and encourages creativity in all. Nancy states "many students lack confidence in themselves but after just a three-hour class, they gain a new sense of accomplishment and achievement. It is very rewarding for me to see this happen." Nancy is proud that a number of former students have opened bakeries and have started home businesses. Nancy makes guest appearances on KSTP: Twin Cities Live from time to time. She enjoys offering food demonstrations at various fairs and at the Back to the Fifties car show in June, MN State Fair grounds.
Nancy’s past students have shared: great class, excellent instructor, quality ingredients, very pleased, would recommend to others, wonderful class
Letter to instructor from student: I really enjoyed it (truffle class) and learned a lot. I am hoping I can put it into practice!
South of the River Community Band
The South of the River Community Band is a 65 member intergenerational band. Ages of players range from teens to older adults and no audition is required. The band rehearses from September through May, Sunday afternoons, 4:30–6p at Black Hawk Middle School (BHMS), 1540 Deerwood Drive, Eagan. Besides weekly rehearsals, concerts are presented throughout the year. Annual membership dues are $25 per person or $40 per family. Members are asked to purchase a band shirt to wear at concerts (nominal cost). For more information call 651-423-7925 or visit www.southoftheriverband.org.
The band receives financial support from Apple Valley American Legion, Dakota Electric, Target Corporation and in-kind support from District 196 Community Education.
Eagan Men’s Chorus
The Eagan Men’s Chorus, is a community chorus, founded in 1983. Repertoire includes gospel, pop, show tunes, patriotic, classic and spiritual. All males are welcome to join at anytime, no audition is required and you do not need to live in Eagan to belong. New vocalists are actively being sought to share the joy of singing. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7p -8:30p, Peace Reformed Church, 2160 Glory Drive, Eagan, September through May. Concerts are presented throughout the year. The Eagan Men’s Chorus is supported by District 196 Community Education and Eagan Parks and Recreation. For information on joining the chorus or to a schedule a concert, contact Jim Andrews, email@example.com or 651-451-7502. View the website at www.eaganmenschorus.org
The Velvet Tones, now in its 13th year, is composed of members age 55 and older. Over 30 yearly concerts are presented to a variety of audiences featuring pop standards, Broadway, holiday and patriotic music. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 10am, September to May, at Apple Valley Hayes Community and Senior Center (14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley). There are no auditions. Yearly membership dues are $20 per person, plus additional costs for a performance vest and summer shirt. Major supporters are District 196 Community Education, Apple Valley Parks and Recreation, Apple Valley Senior Center, Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776, Apple Valley Foundation, Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, Rosemount Lions Club and White Funeral Home. For information about joining or scheduling a concert, call 952-432-1081, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.velvettones.org.
Eagan Women of Note
Directed by: Taylor Quinn
Accompanist: Kathy Williamson
Eagan Women of Note, is a community based choir composed of a diverse group of women of all ages. Women, age 18 and older, who enjoy singing are welcome to join. You do not need to live in Eagan and no audition is required. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 6:45-8:30p, September to May, at Falcon Ridge Middle School, Apple Valley. The choir performs at various venues; including community and church events, senior centers and others. Holiday and spring concerts highlight the music performed throughout the year. For information on scheduling a performance, contact Rosemary at 651-699-5778. For information on joining the group, contact Patty at 612-462-0596. Email email@example.com for more information, including upcoming performances or visit www.eaganwomenofnote.org.
Eagan Women of Note is supported by District 196 Community Education and Eagan Parks and Recreation.
Janis Stoven, Coordinator