Classes and Talks

REGISTER for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at the Center, or Online through this website.  To register online, click on the name of the class or talk you wish to attend.

Great River Shakespeare Talk
Mon, June 5
10:30 – 11:30am
The Great River Shakespeare Festival will begin its 14th Season under the leadership of Artistic Director, Doug Scholz-Carlson, known to many in Northfield, where he began his career.  Doug will present a preview of this year’s season and in particular the 2 plays to which the Center has planned trips to attend this summer: Comedy of Errors and Richard III. Doug will also present his recent TED talk on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

No fee
Presenter: Doug Scholz-Carlson

Puppet Making
Tue, June 20
1:30 – 3:30pm
Open to all, including children, grandchildren and friends!   Make your own puppet using found objects.  We will have some materials available but please feel free to bring any objects you might want to use – a sock, a shoe, a box!
Capacity: 12
Cost: $18/nm, $14/m, $0/plat equiv
Instructor: Sylvia Langworthy

Kite Making with Your Grandchild
Fri, June 23
1:30 – 3:00pm
Go fly a kite with your grandchild!  We will make and decorate a simple sled kite and then head out to catch a breeze and make our kites soar!  All materials provided, just bring your grandchild and a sense of fun.
Capacity: 8 pairs
Cost: $10/nm, $8/m, $3/plat equiv
No charge for grandchildren
Instructor: Chris Ellison

Flower Photography
Wed, June 28
9:30 – 11:30am
Learn how to take gorgeous pictures of flowers just in time for the Northfield Garden Tour July 8-9!
Capacity: 10
Cost: $18/nm, $14/m, $0/plat equiv
Instructor: David Perez

Jane Austen Book Club
Wed, July 12, 19, 26
10 – 11:30am
While novels by Jane Austen might make you think of love stories, the first novel she wrote (and the last one she published) was a comical Gothic satire, Northanger Abbey, that poked fun at both literary conventions and broader Georgian society. In honor of the 200th anniversary of its publication, we will be holding a three-part discussion series about the novel. Conversations will be led by three St. Olaf students, who will also be providing some cultural and historical background for the novel.

Participants will receive a free copy of the novel. Refreshments will be served.
Capacity: 10
no fee
Instructors: St Olaf students

CPR and First Aid and AED Training
Tue, July 25
3:30 – 6:30pm
Become CPR and First Aid Certified
Fee: $10 for Staff/Monitors, $45/nm, $30/m, $10/plat equiv
Instructor: TJ Heinrcy