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    Dance-Country 2 Step Basics

    Do you enjoy country music but hesitate to get out on the dance floor? Let go of that fear by learning to dance! Start with the basic forward walking pattern and progress into some turns and cuddles. Before you know it, you will be floating around the dance floor with ease. Please carry in a clean, dry pair of shoes to wear on the dance floor. Please enter west door 2 of the Franklin Art Center building, which is located on N 10th Street. If there is an odd number of participants, you may be dancing with another participant or an instructor.
  • Design Your Own T-Shirt Gr 3-9 - NEW!

    Have you ever wanted a t-shirt with your very own design on it? Now's your chance! Students will work to design their own custom t-shirt using digital graphic design tools. A professional screen printing company will turn the design into a real life t-shirt and ship it to your house! Experienced instructors will teach students how to run the software and guide them as they turn their visions into a reality.
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    Diving - Beginners Gr 5-12

    Come and learn all about springboard diving! This class will teach the basics; the front and back approach, and begin to learn dives from each of the 5 categories. All participants must be comfortable in deep water and have adequate swimming skills.
  • Diving- Advanced Gr 7-12

    For athletes who have had competitive experience at the junior high, JV or high school level. We will work on all 5 categories of dives.
  • Driver Ed Parent Course

    A primary driving supervisor (usually a parent) will be responsible for supervising a majority of the teen’s driving. The State of Minnesota requires all driver education programs to offer a 90-minute parental course for the primary driving supervisor covering GDL info, safety risks of teen drivers, adult influence on the teens, etc., This course will be covered by student tuition at NO EXTRA CHARGE. If your son or daughter did not take the driver education program through Brainerd Community Education, the cost is $25. Primary driving supervisors must keep track of dates and driving times on a MN State Driving Log Sheet. If the primary driving supervisor completes the 90-minute parent course, 40 hours must be completed on the log and 15 of these must be night driving. If the primary driving supervisor chooses not to complete the 90-minute parent course, the driving log must then verify 50 hours of driving, with 15 hours at night. Our 90-minute parent class will help you to know your responsibilities and to understand all of the graduated driver's license laws. A decision must be made by parents about who will be the primary driving supervisor. This is the person who will do most of the 40 or 50 hours of required driving practice. This is the person who should attend our 90-minute parent class. A State of Minnesota Certificate of Completion will be presented to parents who register for and complete the 90-minute parent course. Any parent who logs less than 50 hours of driving with their son or daughter must show this certificate before the student will be allowed to take the driver's test. Student tuition money must be paid in full in order to register. Any questions please contact: Greg Swenson 218-820-4882 Drivers Education Coordinator Brainerd Community Education
  • Driver Ed Permit Knowledge Test

    This driver permit test is ONLY open to students who have taken their driver education course through Brainerd Community Education. The test will be administered on sight and online at Brainerd High School in room B112. Upon registering, you will be placed on a waiting list until we verify your completion of OUR Community Education Driver Education class and all of the requirements. Once verified, you will be moved in to the class, and charged $10. PLEASE NOTE: All students MUST BRING TO CLASS WITH THEM, their BLUE CARD, as well as their social security number.
  • Driver Education-Youth

    Offered throughout the school year and summer by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education Taught by college-trained Department of Education certified instructors. Let our Brainerd teachers help you meet the State Driver Education requirements! To complete the classroom portion of the program DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, students will meet three times a week; Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for three hours each day. Students registered for one of our SUMMER SESSIONS will meet five times a week; Monday through Friday for three hours each day. Attendance each day is mandatory to gain the 30 hours of classroom training which is required by state law! Students must be 14 years old and provide proper identification specified in the Minnesota Driver’s Manual. The next four sessions will be on the simulator. All simulator classes are 2 hours. *Missed simulation classes result in the need for extra driving time to meet state requirements. If one simulator class is missed, the student must pay for 1/2 hour of extra on-street driving at the cost of $30 in order to meet the requirements. **Students will be allowed to register for behind the wheel dates at the end of simulation or drive at a later date. After completing 30 hours of classroom, and eight hours of simulation, four hours of behind the wheel are required. The behind the wheel dates are made by appointment (an instructor will call). Students will drive four hours with a licensed instructor. These will be scheduled usually two times, for two hours each time. Most people will be done driving 3-6 weeks after simulation unless they choose to wait. Students will complete the entire course within one year of their first classroom session. A $60 fee will be assessed to those waiting longer than a year. Anyone waiting 18 months or longer will pay $90 and $5 per month thereafter. Students who cancel or wish to move to another section with less than seven business days notice, prior to the class start date will forfeit $120 of their tuition. If a student withdraws from the program after beginning classroom they will forfeit $120 of their tuition. If a student withdraws from the program after beginning simulation, $210 will be forfeited. To ensure that this driver's education program is safe and appropriate, please indicate on the registration form whether the student has any special needs or requires any accommodations to be successful in this program. Class size is limited, so register early! Note Policy Change! In order to be reimbursed for canceling a class or to be moved to another section, you must notify the Community Education office at least seven business days prior to the start of class. Students who don't show up for scheduled behind the wheel driving appointments will be charged $37. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the driving is scheduled. Any remaining balance or additional charges incurred after the first date of the class must be paid by cash or credit card; no checks will be accepted. We offer a 90 minute parent course free of charge if your child is enrolled in our Driver Education program. This parent class is for the "Primary Driving Supervisor". Click here for parent class registration. If your student is NOT enrolled in our Driver Education program - the cost of the class is $25. This agreement/contract constitutes an agreement/contract between the program and the student/parent and no verbal statements or promises will be recognized.
  • ECFE Goes to Ski Gull

    ECFE is partnering with Ski Gull for an outdoor adventure! Join us at Mount Ski Gull (9898 Co Rd 77, Nisswa) for some nature themed activities and a hike led by a licensed naturalist. Geared toward ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome. Please bring a water bottle, good walking/hiking shoes and be dressed to be outside. Bug spray and sunscreen are also recommended. Cost is $10/family. Please include all family members attending when registering.
  • ECFE Sunshine Club

    ECFE Fun Family Event! Come join us this summer for some ECFE fun on our playground at the Warrior Early Learning Center. ECFE teachers will have different activities planned for each event. Event will be inside if there is inclement weather.
  • Explore Music! Gr 1-5

    Kids in the Lakes Area will not want to miss this week long day camp packed with activities and creativity! Participants will move, dance, sing and play instruments every day and exercise their creative muscles through guided improvisation. The week will culminate with a symphony performance for families on Sunday, August 4th at the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts concert hall at Brainerd High School.
  • Exploring Cinematography Gr 3-9

    Begin a moviemaking adventure with "Exploring Cinematography," a brief yet captivating summer camp designed to unleash the filmmaker within! Tailored for students interested in the art of film and the science of cinematography. Dive into hands-on experiences to learn the art of storytelling through a lens, enhance your acting skills and master the magic of video editing. This one-of-a-kind experience will empower you to bring your creative visions to life. Join us for "Exploring Cinematography" - where every frame is a step closer to your cinematic dreams! *Supervision is provided from 12-1 for students who enroll in both Exploring Cinematography and SkyLens Workshop - you must provide your own bag lunch.
  • Football - Camps Gr 4-8

    Gr 6-8 Big Man Football Camp: This camp is for players aspiring to be offensive and defensive linemen. Players will be instructed by grade level on the skills and techniques that go with becoming a successful football player in the Warrior football program. This camp is meant to be instructional, fun and competitive. Players will play 7 on 7 each night, as well as other lineman competitions. Participants will get a special t-shirt just for this camp. Gr 6-8 Football Positional Skills Camp: This camp is for players aspiring to play quarterback, wide receiver, running back or a skilled position on the defensive side of football. Players will be instructed by grade level on the skills and techniques that go with becoming a successful football player in the Warrior football program. This camp is meant to be instructional, fun and competitive. Players will play 7 on 7 each night, as well as other competitions. Participants will get a special t-shirt for this camp. Gr 6-8 Team Football Camp: This is a non-contact camp and does not require any equipment except cleats, t-shirt and shorts. The focus of the camp is to give middle school football players a jump start on their middle school season. Participants will be broken up by grade level to begin learning the basic offensive and defensive schemes for their upcoming school season, as well as have opportunities to compete and use what they learned at the Big Man and positional Skills Camps. The remainder of the camp will be dedicated toward fun competitive drills centered around football and learning the game. T-shirt given out at this camp for those who didn't get one at the Skills/Big Man Camps. Gr 4-5 Football Camp: Have fun learning the basics of Warrior football through fundamentals, drills and other football related activities. The camp will be led by varsity players and coaches from the middle and high school level. All campers will receive a Warrior football t-shirt. This is also an opportunity to get registered for the BYAA football program. For any questions regarding ALL camps contact Coach Freed at 218-454-5385 or jason.freed@isd181.org.
  • Football - Warrior Camps Grades 9-12

    9th Grade Football Camp: Focus for this camp will be on individual techniques, skills, and implementing the varsity schemes for offense, defense, and special teams. Led by the varsity football staff and 9th-grade football staff, this is a non-contact camp and no equipment will be needed except cleats, t-shirt, and shorts. This camp is separate from the varsity camp. All camp participants will receive a camp t-shirt and a pair of Warrior football shorts. 10-12th Grade Football Camps: All camp participants will receive two camp shirts and two pairs of Warrior football shorts. Registration includes ALL of the dates listed. All equipment pre-issued. The focus will be on individual techniques and skills centered around Warrior football. A large emphasis of camp will be working on the Warrior football passing game and pass defense, along with drill work for the offensive and defensive linemen. This camp will also be used to prepare for our Team Camp in July at Bemidji State University (July 29-31). The remainder of the camp will be dedicated to fun competitive drills centered around football and learning the game. For questions regarding ALL camps contact Coach Freed at 218-454-5385 or jason.freed@isd181.org
  • Future Problem Solvers - Immersion Camp Gr 4-8

    See if FPS is right for you! Future Problem Solver students have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to real world challenges. Students will research real world challenges, and use their creative thinking skills to formulate solutions to solve problems related to the future scene in the framework of a 6-step process. Students will then take their best solution and develop it into an action plan and present it as a team skit. The topics for this year are Tourism and Urbanization for the practice problems, Antarctica for the regional competition and Autonomous Transportation for the state competition. This is a great opportunity to work on a team, learning about new challenges and using creativity and problem solving skills to address the future challenges we all face. To learn more about Future Problem Solvers, go to: https://www.fpspi.org/
  • Google Sheets for Awesome Beginners - ZOOM!

    Expand your skills with Google Sheets and use this training for a lifetime! Whether it's for work or for play, this class will teach you comprehensive skills which will turn you from a Sheets novice into a Sheets expert. You will learn to enter, organize, refine, analyze and visualize your data using Google Sheets!
  • Grow Your Business with Instagram - ZOOM!

    What can you do on Instagram that can result in huge growth for your customer base and sales? We've got the answers you need in this fun beginner level class to grow your business with Instagram. You'll learn the key steps needed in order to improve your company bottom line and also gain more followers. Plus, you'll learn to make your content irresistible and have fun in the process!
  • Gymnastics - Tumbling Tots Birth-Age 6

    **PLEASE NOTE: The dates in the SUMMER GUIDE ARE INCORRECT. THIS CLASS WILL MEET: JUNE 5 - JULY 24. **ALSO - the price in the guide is incorrect - the price is $40. Come enjoy this OPEN GYM with your littlest gymnast! This is not an instruction class. Parents are responsible for their own children during this class and MUST be with them at all times. Different stations and mats will be set up for your little one to explore and be introduced to gymnastics. Hang and swing on the low bar, jump in the foam pit, walk across the beam, tumble around on the floor and explore all that gymnastics has to offer.
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    Gymnastics Beginners Gr 1+

    **PLEASE NOTE: The dates in the SUMMER GUIDE ARE INCORRECT. THIS CLASS WILL MEET: Options #1 & 2: JUNE 4 - JULY 23 Options #3 & 4: JUNE 6 - JULY 25 This entry-level class will introduce floor skills such as: tuck, pike, straddle, hollow, madcat, lunge, finish body positions, forward and backward roll, cartwheel to lunge, tuck, split, straddle jumps, toe turns, and handstand to lunge. Vault skills such as: handstand to hollow into pit, proper run and hurdle step. Bar skills such as pull up, pike glide, tuck, pike, straddle holds, monkey tap swings and pullovers. Beam skills such as front support to straddle mount, walk, kick, straight jumps across beam, handstand on beam; cartwheel stick on low beam and round off dismount. To allow for the most people to benefit from the program, please only register for one session per level, per person. No gymnastics the week of July 4th.
  • Gymnastics Elites

    Gymnasts must have mastered the Twisters level and received approval from the coaching staff, or reach out to Megan to assess if your gymnast is ready to join Elites, if they are not from Brainerd. Gymnasts will continue to improve and learn new skills from prior classes. They will begin to learn routines and what it would be like to compete. This will prepare them to join the high school team when they are asked. Current Twisters will be assessed at the end of the June session to determine if they are ready to move up. Please feel free to contact me for any questions. My email is megan.ostendorf@isd181.org.
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    Gymnastics Little Rascals

    **PLEASE NOTE: The dates in the SUMMER GUIDE ARE INCORRECT. THIS CLASS WILL MEET AS FOLLOWS: Session #1 JUNE 4 - JULY 23 & Session #2 JUNE 6 - JULY 25 Basic tumbling and apparatus skills will be taught in a fun environment! Parents are welcome to watch from the bleachers. When your gymnast is 6.5 years old (1st grade or older), we welcome you to register your gymnast for Beginners. To allow for the most people to benefit from the program, please only register for one session per level, per person.
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    Gymnastics Selects

    Participants must have mastered the beginner level and received congratulations and approval slip from the coaching staff to participate. The following tumbling and apparatus skills will be mastered in this class. Floor skills: back and front walkover, handstand forward roll, backward roll to handstand, flight round off, twisting jumps of all shapes, split leaps, front handspring, and introduction to back handspring. Vault skills: handstand to hollow on raised port a pit, proper run and hurdle, handspring over vault table with spot, proper technique on side drills. Bars skills: pullover, hollow body cast, back hip circle, tap swings on low and high bar in hollow position, low bar squat, proper technique on side drills, and introduction to kips. Beam skills: connect jumps on all shapes, 1/2 toe turns, mastered beam routine with a cartwheel on high beam, and introduction to back walkovers and round offs. No gymnastics classes the week of July 4th.
  • Gymnastics Twisters

    Participants must have mastered the Selects level and received congratulations and approval slip from coaching staff to participate. Gymnasts will be introduced to advanced tumbling and intermediate apparatus skills. Floor skills: round off back handsprings and back tucks, front tuck, full-twisting jumps, switch leap, full handstand pirouette. Vault skills: front handspring over the vault table with very light spot and introduction to 1/2 ons. Bars skills: glide kip, back hip circle on low and high bars, big hollow-body casts, big tap swings on high bar, flyaway with spot and proper technique on side drills. Beam skills: stuck cartwheel on high beam, back walkover on high beam, split leaps, full turn, connected jumps, and introduction to round off and back handspring and back tuck dismount. These skills must be mastered before moving on to Elites.
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    How to Pay for the Nursing Home: An Attorney's Perspective

    ONLINE class using Zoom -- participants will need a computer. The biggest fear for most baby boomers is how to pay for the nursing home and still leave an inheritance for the next generation. How will I meet my nursing home goals? Is Long Term Care Insurance for me? What about home healthcare? Would I qualify for Medicaid? Does my current trust protect my assets and avoid the nursing home? What is the 60-month claw back? Get the answers to these questions and others!