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  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Do you have a passion for voiceovers? Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the growing remote voiceover industry! 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 tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, 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’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later in a follow up call. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. No discounts. 18 and over. Upon registration you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Do you have a passion for voiceovers? Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the growing remote voiceover industry! 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 tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, 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’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later in a follow up call. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. No discounts. 18 and over. Upon registration you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.
  • Pickleball - Reserve a Court - Dec 27

    Reserve a Pickleball Court for 2 hours of unlimited play at the Eisenhower Community Center! Register and pay separately each week. No walk-in's. Court assignments posted in gym on date of play. Community Ed will not take requests for specific courts. Equipment provided, no instruction. Only 6 people on one court. Players are responsible for setting up and taking down nets.
  • Pickleball - Reserve a Court, Dec 28

    Reserve a Pickleball Court for 2 hours of unlimited play at the Eisenhower Community Center! Register and pay separately each week. No walk-in's. Court assignments posted in gym on date of play. Community Ed will not take requests for specific courts. Equipment provided, no instruction. Only 6 people on one court. Players are responsible for setting up and taking down nets.
  • Smittens

    Did you know that a sweater plus a mitten is a Smitten? Turn your favorite, old wool sweater (or one rescued from the thrift store) into mittens that are sure to keep you, a friend, or a family member cozy and warm All size patterns, from child to adult, will be available to use and can be purchased from instructor for $5. Smittens make great gifts for people of all ages. Bring your enthusiasm and supplies listed on the website. Supply List Sewing machine and thread Fabric scissors Pins or fabric weights One wool sweater; washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer Matching or contrasting fleece fabric; 3/8 yard
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    Write Your First Novel

    *NEW* Write Your First Novel (in 90 Days!) This intensive course provides a schedule of crafting a novel from start to finish, which you can finish in as little as 90 days! This class will also help you stay motivated throughout the journey. You will learn how to: select your novel genre and develop a compelling premise create multidimensional characters and immersive settings craft a detailed plot outline manage your time to keep your writing flow consistent combat common roadblocks including writer’s block master the art of self-editing: refining your plot, and fixing pacing, dialogue, and characterization problems.
  • Online Tai Chi Ruler and Qigong

    Using Zoom link provided on the day of the class, this class is a combination of Tai Chi Ruler and Qigong. Tai Chi Ruler form is an ancient and gentle, yet powerful, exercise of Taoist origin. It is a unique method of cultivating Qi (internal energy) because it uses an external object to aid in its development. The system can be used for self-healing, as well as calming the mind and moving energy throughout the body. In addition, it is a lot of fun and requires very little space! Qigong, also known as Eight Brocades, Silk Brocades, and/or Ba Duan Jin, has been around since the 12th century. The movements are slow, calming, and flowing. Meditative movements help lower blood pressure and stress. Each move focuses on healing the body, mind, and spirit. Recommend flat shoes (no sandals) and comfortable clothes. Suitable for all physical conditions and ages. Tai Chi Ruler can be purchased from instructor (pick-up $20, mailed $26) or can be purchased from Amazon or Ebay. Can wait until 2nd week to purchase Ruler - not required immediately.
  • Air Fryer Veggies

    Using an Air Fryer to cook vegetables is quick—and the healthy results are delicious! In this 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, and Roasted Sweet Potatoes. 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 to the recording afterwards so you can follow along at your convenience.
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    How to be a Smart College Shopper

    This class will be held online via Zoom. Your student is getting ready for college. You saved your money. Is it enough? How to be a smart shopper! Learn where your student will fit best, academically, socially and financially. Which schools will offer your student the largest merit scholarships? How do you apply for grants and how does the FAFSA work? Get an education, not a debt!
  • Oil Pastel

    Please join longtime art instructor Dave Zander for a fun, creative and informative class on the use of pastels and oil crayons in drawing. Mr. Zander is a 44 year vet with many, many years of receiving instruction at the U of M Studio Arts Department and dispensing instruction for the Chaska Public Schools. His class will feature some formal instruction, a look at great pastel works of the best such as Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, studio time and also simple, nonjudgmental, helpful critiques. Please bring a subject for a drawing to the first class. The class will stress composition, balance, organization of picture space, value, color and texture.
  • Spanish Part 3

    Have you taken a couple of Spanish introduction classes and want to continue learning more from a native speaker and teacher? Join us! We will learn one of the past tenses, irregular verbs in the present and future tense. There will be a brief assignment each week. During the first class the instructor will provide the name of a textbook for students to purchase for the class.
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  • Moving Mom & Dad: 5 Common Mistakes Children of Aging Parents Make and How to Avoid Them!

    Many baby boomers today are facing the tough decision of finding appropriate housing options for their 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.
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  • Open Pickleball - Friday

    Come play pickleball at the Eisenhower Community Center! Equipment will be provided. This is open play with no instruction. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. No walk-ins. Pickleball Open Gym Info: Once online registration is full, we will not take additional participants. No early entrance to the gym. $5.00 per person. No refund for cancelations.
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  • Pickleball - Reserve a Court, Fridays

    Reserve a Pickleball Court for 2 hours of unlimited play at the Eisenhower Community Center! Register and pay separately each week. No walk-in's. Court assignments posted in gym on date of play. Community Ed will not take requests for specific courts. Equipment provided, no instruction. Only 6 people on one court. Players are responsible for setting up and taking down nets.
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  • Open Pottery Studio

    If you are currently taking a pottery class through Hopkins Community Education, join us at Open Pottery Studio to work on a personal project or continue to work on your class projects. Hopkins Community Education pottery instructors supervise the open studio time, however, no instruction is provided. Open Pottery Studio fee does not include clay. Use the clay from your class or purchase additional clay from instructor for $40. These sessions are open to current Hopkins Community Education pottery students. No Drop In's will be accommodated - students must pre-register. Cost of open studio covers staff pay to oversee studio time. *Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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  • Bob Ross: Let's Paint Happy Little Trees

    Bob Ross taught a technique that shows anyone can paint. This class will show you step by step how to create a beautiful painting. The class is 4 hours long and all supplies are provided. At the end of the class, you leave with a beautiful 12x16 oil painting anyone will be proud to display on their wall. Open to anyone ages 7+ (with an accompanied adult). Friday April 5 - Snowy Morning, Saturday April 20 - Sunset Falls, Saturday May 11 - Mountain Lake
  • Pickleball - Reserve a Court, Saturdays

    Reserve a Pickleball Court for 2 hours of unlimited play at the Eisenhower Community Center! Register and pay separately each week. No walk-in's. Court assignments posted in gym on date of play. Community Ed will not take requests for specific courts. Equipment provided, no instruction. Only 6 people on one court. Players are responsible for setting up and taking down nets.
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  • Self-Growth and the Art of Singing

    Professional singer, voice teacher and holistic health practitioner, Jesse Wicher, will share with you the wonderful life-lessons he has learned through the study of singing. Through lecture and examples, you will explore with him the profound relationship between the breath, body and voice, and personal growth. Highlights include: “Singing with your own voice,” “Getting out of the way,” and “Letting go of judgments.” This engaging one-evening course is perfect for singers, artists, and anyone wishing to create more freedom and joy in their life— NO SINGING REQUIRED! Come learn what good singing can teach you about good living!
  • Acupressure to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia & More

    Acupressure is an ancient healing art and self-help tool. It can offer great relief with no side effects and help you feel your best. Along with the specific points to help relieve stress, insomnia, anxiety, irritability and even weight gain, learn the Nine Master Pressure Points which are the most helpful and most frequently prescribed to help and assist every system in your body.
  • Ballet Advanced Beginning

    If you love to dance and you have missed being in ballet class, this class is for you! Ballet is excellent physical training, can improve cardio health, and counter the collapse that can happen with aging. Moving creatively to music while developing balance and grace is fun in a class that is supportive and welcoming. Some ballet background is helpful, and all ages are welcome. We follow the classic structure of a ballet class and modify for the various needs of individuals. Come and check us out! It is never too late to dance! No discounts.
  • Cast Auditions for Hopkins Community Theatre Presents - Julius Caesar

    Hopkins Community Theatre is thrilled to announce its first production Julius Caesar. Here's what you need to know: Play: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Rehearsals: Start the week of June 3rd, Mondays-Thursdays 6pm-8pm (with a break for the Fourth of July holiday) Performances: July 19th, 20th, 26th, & 27th at 7:30pm in the High School Auditorium No experience necessary! We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and skill levels to join this exciting journey. About the Rehearsal Process: This production is a significant time commitment that comes with community education course credit, and requires rehearsals 4-5 times per week. Rehearsals will be held Monday-Thursday 6-9PM. Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal, but participants will be expected to be available for each rehearsal unless they have listed it as a conflict. Roles Available: We welcome actors from high school age and up and all experience levels to audition - all roles are open. Whether you're a seasoned performer or new to the stage, we encourage you to come and audition for this exciting production. About Auditions: Be advised that you should arrive at least five minutes prior to your scheduled time to fill out necessary paperwork. If you cannot make these audition dates but would like to audition, email hopkinscommunitytheatre@gmail.com. Auditions will be 10-minute individual calls. Actors are encouraged to prepare, or be familiar with, one classical monologue, 2-4 minutes long, fully. If you are unable to prepare a monologue, sides will be provided. Sign Up for Auditions: A confirmation for your registration will be sent after registration is completed. In that email will be a link to schedule your audition time. Contact hopkinscommunitytheatre@gmail.com with any additional questions.
  • Pickleball - Reserve a Court, Mondays

    Reserve a Pickleball Court for 2 hours of unlimited play at the Eisenhower Community Center! Register and pay separately each week. No walk-in's. Court assignments posted in gym on date of play. Community Ed will not take requests for specific courts. Equipment provided, no instruction. Only 6 people on one court. Players are responsible for setting up and taking down nets.
  • Know Your Muslim Neighbor

    Join a lively discussion to learn about Islam and Muslims. You’ll learn about the articles of faith, rituals and practices, and how they affect a Muslim’s daily life. This event will provide you with a safe room to ask any related questions about your Muslim neighbor. We look forward to seeing you in our journey to break through any stereotypes and misconceptions about each other and build a stronger community together. Here is what past participants are saying about the class: "Thank you for a very enjoyable and unique opportunity to learn about my neighbors. It was a very positive experience." "I learned so much! Don't stop doing this!" "This was my 2nd time taking this class and I might be back because more is learned as different attendees ask various questions!
  • Spanish Part 4

    This class will allow you to continue practicing and improving your Spanish skills at a higher level. We will review important concepts from Part 1,2,3. We will study the imperative and the subjunctive. Small homework will be assigned each week. The first day of class instructor will share a textbook for students to purchase for class.