Lakes Area Great Decisions Group began meeting at The Center in April.  They meet the 3rd Monday of each month from 4 pm to 6 pm from April through November in the Great Room of The Center. This is a discussion program that has been adopted as a national flagship education program by the World Affairs Council of America.  Each participant has received a 2017 Great Decisions Foreign Policy Association workbook and they discuss a different topic each month.   The group views a DVD at the beginning of the session and a discussion follows based on workbook questions.   In the upcoming months the discussion topics will be on:  Afghanistan/Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The cost to participate is $35 per person or $45 per couple.  This is a great group to join and stay further informed on current event topics.  This is not all toil, as they have a spectacular snacky lunch each month.

Art Classes:   Norwegian Folk Painting, Acrylic Painting, Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting, Watercolor and Rosemaling .  There is also a Beginning Wood Carving group.  Call The Center at 218-829-9345 for information or for the instructor’s information. You will find that you are artistic, you just needed a great instructor!

Wood Carving Class:  This class meets on Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  This class is for beginners or those who want to learn more about wood carving.  Ron Carlson is the instructor.  Call 218-829-9345 to sign up or just stop in at The Center.

AARP Defensive Driving Classes:  You can sign up to take defensive driving classes at The Center.   We offer the 8 hour Introductory Class on Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.   The 4 hour Refresher Class is available on Thursday, September 28th from noon to 4 pm, Tuesday, October 10th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and Thursday, October 26th from noon to 4 pm .   You MUST complete an Introductory Class before taking a Refresher Class.  The cost is $15 for AARP Members and $20 for Non-AARP Members.  Call The Center at 218-829-9345 to sign up.