Crochet Class for Beginners:  The Class will be at 10:30 am in the Card Room on Thursdays.  This Classes were held in February  and that class is perfecting their art, before another beginner class starts.  Class size is limited to 5 persons monthly.  To participate in this Class you need an ‘H’ crochet hook and a skein of 4 ply yarn.  Please call Lana at 218-764-2798 to get started in this class.

Chess:  You could be learning to play Chess at The Center.  If you play Chess or wish to learn to play Chess, please contact Cleon Sundby at 612-384-2670.  He would like to start a Chess group.

Cribbage:  A group plays Monday from 1:15 – 3:30 pm.  If you want to learn, they would teach you.

Schafskopf:  This is a German Card Game that persons has been expressed interest in playing at The Center.  Contact information is in the Newsletter.

Lakes Area Great Decisions  had a kick-off meeting on April 16. The Lakes Area Great Decisions Group meets the 3rd Monday at 4 pm from April through November.  Contact The Center at 218-829-9345 for  information or check in the monthly News.  The 2018 topics have already been determined.  You may also contact Jon Strand @218-454-1025 or email  for more information.

Art Classes:   Norwegian Folk Painting, Acrylic Painting, Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting, Watercolor and Rosemaling.  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 AARP Defensive Driving Classes at The Center.    The 4 hour Refresher Class will be on Thursday, May 24th from noon to 4 pm; on Tuesday, June 12th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm;  on Thursday, June 28th from noon to 4 pm; on Tuesday, July 10th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and on Thursday, July 26th from noon to 4 pm.   The cost is $15 for AARP Members and $20 for Non-AARP Members.  Call The Center at 218-829-9345 to sign up.

You MUST complete an Introductory Class before taking a Refresher Class.   The Introductory Class will be offered  July 21st  from 9 am – 3 pm and on October 20th from 9 am – 3 pm.  

Tick Borne Diseases:  The Today’s Health Event was sponsored by Essentia Health on Monday, April 9th at 5 pm.  Dave Freiday served Baked Ham, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Banana Lasagna and Beverage.  Dr. Nate Laposky, Essentia Health,  presented on Tick Borne Diseases.   We had workshops on Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Fishing and Birding.