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Adult Enrichment

TriDistrict Adult Enrichment offers classes and activities for adults ages 15 and up based on the needs and interests of community members. Some of the most popular classes include Gentle Yoga, Thriller Line Dance, Write Your Own Will, Cookie Bake and Take, Knitting, Home Repair Basics, Salsa Dancing and How to Use Microsoft Excel. Most classes are held during the evening on weekdays in buildings in South St. Paul, West St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights. 

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Upcoming SOUTH ST. PAUL COURSES

Buying new construction

Thinking about moving and considering new construction as a housing option because you want an open floor plan and larger closets? Explore what is available, where to find it, and what to expect in new construction including timelines, hidden costs, risks, and the coordination of selling your existing home or giving appropriate notice on your lease. You will find that there are differences when selecting a smaller builder versus a national builder.

Thursday, May 23
6-8 pm
1 session - Free for SSP Senior Members, $12 All Others

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From dough to delights: flatbread pizza & Pizza panini from scratch!

Apart from cheese and toppings, homemade dough and sauce are the key ingredients used to create mouthwatering pizza of course! What are the key ingredients used to make the homemade dough and sauce? Recipes for two different homemade doughs will be used. One will be for the flatbread pizzas, and the other for the panini rolls that will be turned into pizza panini! Receive step-by-step guidance and instruction help to ensure the process is as simple as can be. Personalize your flatbread pizzas and panini with toppings and fillings of your choosing.

Saturday, May 25
4-6 pm
1 session - $40
At-Home/Virtual

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Line Dance for Weddings & parties

Just in time for the wedding season! No need to sit and watch any more: step into the party with this workshop of the popular line dances: Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, and the Cupid Shuffle. No partner needed for the entire evening of fun!

Wednesday, May 29
6-7 pm
1 session - $15
Central Square

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Wedding Dance - it's not too late to look great

You thought about it! You wanted to! But where did the time go? Not to worry. In this 2-hour workshop, Monica Mohn, nominated by MNBride for "Best Wedding Dance Instruction", will guide you with fun moves and simple tips to have you feeling comfortable and looking great on that special day! Feel free to bring your special song! Couples only please.

Wednesday, May 29
7-8:30 pm
1 session - $35
Central Square

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Posture & osteoporosis workshop: building better bones

Have you ever caught sight of your reflection in a window or mirror to see that your head leads the way? Or noticed that your shoulders and upper back are too rounded forward? You'll learn simple techniques to improve posture and stand straighter. We'll do exercises to help flatten the upper back, un-round shoulders and flatten your midsection. Learn how to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and how to re-gain bone mass. We'll discuss the latest research findings on nutrition, minerals and trace materials needed to bone health; foods that help and/or harm your bones and more. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will need a resistance band or tube for some of the exercises.

Tuesday, June 4
6-7:30 pm
1 session - $30
At-Home/Virtual

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North Indian Cooking

North Indian food has bold and rich flavors from ghee, cream, and spices. Let's learn how to layer flavors using different spices. We will make butter chicken (chicken Makhani), flavored rice, and flavored yogurt (raita).

Tuesday, June 4
6-8 pm
1 session - $35
At-Home/Virtual

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So your thinking about leaving MN, an attorney's perspective on how to do it

A vital part of every retirement or resettlement discussion involves the roadmap of issues that help us decide where we want to call home! Is it taxes, the political landscape, the weather, the location of family assets, debt or income concerns in retirement, cost of living, health concerns or...our friends are already there! When should we start this discussion? Did you know many states do not tax social security, pensions or other qualified retirement income sources? Which are the worst states for estate taxes? How do we establish domicile? How about quality of medical resources and retirement facilities - who is good, who is not-so-good? All these issues will be raised and discussed in an open and friendly manner with questions encouraged.

Tuesday, June 4
6:30-7:30 pm
1 session - Free for SSP Senior Members, $12 All Others
At-Home/Virtual

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Moving Mom & Dad

Five common mistakes children of aging parents make and how to avoid them! Get help finding appropriate housing options for your parents. Moving mom and dad is often a challenge, especially when mom and dad are reluctant to address the issue. In this class we will discuss and give an overview of the housing market in general for those considering buying or selling a home. We also provide a guide called Moving Mom & Dad, a $24.95 value. The guide covers the five common mistakes children of aging parents make and how to avoid them. The guide also includes the following topics: Conversation starters for discussing late-life housing choices with aging parents, solutions for remodeling homes designed for aging-in-place, descriptions of common senior living options and 55+ communities, key questions to ask when researching assisted living and long-term care communities, tips and criteria for hiring key service providers, frequently asked questions and much more. Access to preferred service providers and discount coupons provided to all attendees as well as a no cost home evaluation for those who want to know the value of their home and recommended suggestions to make it more salable.

Thursday, June 6
6-8 pm
1 session - Free for SSP Senior Members, $12 All Others
Central Square

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preventing elder financial abuse

Elder financial abuse, also known as financial exploitation, is the illegal or unauthorized use of an older adult's funds or resources for the benefit of someone other than the older adult. This includes fraud, theft, and act of deception to gain control over a senior's money or property. You will learn about common types of financial abuse, indicators, and signs, how to report and get help. This class is for older adults and their families.

Thursday, June 6
10-11:30 am
1 session - Free for SSP Senior Members, $12 All Others
Central Square

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Photo organization: print & digital

Imagine all your photos in one place with a system that allows you to access any photo or movie in literally seconds. Learn about scanners for copies and repair of older prints and slides, cloud storage services, and owning vs renting. Discover everything you need to know to complete this project and quickly. Never worry about losing another photo again!

Monday, June 10
6:30-8:30 pm
1 session - $624
Central Square

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Hypnosis: weight loss-stop smoking/chewing tobacco

Join for one or both sessions! The weight loss session will stop food cravings, snacking and overeating. Or join the smoking/chewing cessation without weight gain or withdrawal course. Dress comfortably and bring a pillow, sleeping bag, or blanket. You may be sitting or laying down for part of the session. The fee includes the class session, a reinforcement CD, and a lifetime membership for free future classes if reinforcement is desired. Part of the fee is donated to the American Lung and Heart Association. Smokers will have a 40 minute break off the school grounds to smoke their final cigarettes. Bring your cigarettes with. 6 pm - introduction for both weight loss and smoking cessation. 7 pm - weight loss hypnosis. 8 pm - stop smoking/chewing tobacco hypnosis.

Monday, June 17
5:30-8:30 pm
1 session - $60 one topic, $120 two topics
Central Square

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Tarot 101

Do you think tarot is complicated? It doesn't have to be. Once you learn the basics it's easy! Ever wondered what the cards have to tell you? In this class you will learn a solid foundation to jump start your journey with tarot. Major and minor arcana, the suits and even a few spreads! Please bring a tarot deck if you have one.

Tuesday, June 18
6:30-8:30 pm
1 session - $45
Central Square

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