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  • 10 Secrets & Tips for Successfully Buying or Selling a Home or Investment Property: Adult

    Learn how to be more successful when acquiring or selling real estate by understanding the purchase agreement, strategies for getting your offer accepted in multiple offers, and different ways to cover closing costs and mortgage insurance. We explore Twin Cities housing market data, an overview of loan programs- including a loan for escrowing improvements, appraisal issues affecting a home sale, and small things to improve your chances of selling your property. Making updates such as paint, carpet, light fixtures, and de-cluttering. An opportunity for a no obligation price evaluation of your home by the instructor is included with class tuition.
  • Ballet Choreography/Performance- Adult/Teen

    ***Prerequisites: Separate registration, payment, and participation in Beginning/Intermediate Ballet (129-B2027) immediately before this class for warm up purposes.*** Learn ballet choreography created just for you! The beauty of ballet is most often seen through choreography and performance. This class allows you to be part of that beauty and fun! You will: • Learn a newly choreographed group piece, specifically choreographed for those who have signed up for the class (meaning it will be based on steps you know, for the most part). • Rehearse the piece and work to make it better once it is learned. • Perform for your friends or family at the end of the class. The performance will be in the classroom only and will be optional. Those who chose not to perform will be given “understudy roles." It is recommended that you have at least a year of dance class experience (current or past) before signing up for this class. Those who miss the ballet class that day my come to rehearsal and take notes but not dance as dancing cold is unsafe in ballet. Those who are sick or out of town may sign in online via Zoom to watch rehearsal and take notes if they choose and if they give the instructor sufficient notice.
  • Beginner/Intermediate Ballet - Adult / Teen

    This class is designed for people with knowledge of basic ballet barre steps and ballet technique and who like to have fun and learn a lot. This class focuses on continuing to teach ballet technique and new ballet steps. It is recommended that you have done at least one session of beginning ballet before taking this class. The teacher also ensures that students get a good workout. Individualized attention is given to all students to help students improve all their ballet and their strength while working to prevent pain and injury. Attend in person or join online via Zoom or a mixture of both.
  • Beginning II/Intermediate Ballet: Adult

    Remembering the basics and refreshing previously learned ballet vocabulary alongside other adults. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress in a noncompetitive atmosphere.
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    Beginning Mah Jongg Session III: Wednesdays: Adult

    This introductory course to American MahJongg will show you everything we’ve learned to love about the wonderful world of “MAHJ” - the snacks, the chat, and of course the game! In this four-part series you will learn the basics, be able to ask questions, and get plenty of practice. Soon you will master this exciting and challenging game of skill, strategy, and luck.
  • Bicycle Repair and Maintenance 3 Hour Class: Adult

    Weekend 3hr class will build from basic to more advance. Many of your bike issues can be solved in this class! Major focus will be on identification of bicycle parts, trailside repair, shifting adjustments, brake adjustments, chain maintenance, how to repair/replace a tube (flat tire), how to safety check your bike. We will also learn basic wheel truing, replacing a chain, how to replace brake and shifting cables. Please bring a bike. Especially one that need work! Great value if you factor in a tune up!!
  • EPS Staff Open Fitness

    ***This class is for current EPS Staff members ONLY. You must be a current employee of Edina Public Schools to register for this class. *** All registrations begin on a waitlist. Full confirmation of class registration will happen once EPS employment has been verified. Facility Use Waiver is included in registration and must be on file before you may use the spaces. Use of the following spaces: ECC 301 ECC 313 ECC Fitness Room If you have any questions, please email brandon.sieck@edinaschools.org.
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    Forest Bathing: Walking Meditation and Nature-Relation: Adult

    When was the last time you spent time in nature, amongst the trees, with no destination in mind and nothing to accomplish? If it has been too long, consider taking a forest bathing walk. Forest Bathing, known in Japan as Shinrin-Yoku, is a method of basking in the forest atmosphere through a slow, gentle practice that guides participants into deeper relationship with their inner nature as well as relationship with the larger natural world. Over the course of this four-week series, participants will learn the art and science of tapping into each of their embodied senses, come together to share in community, and step into authentic relation with our surrounding natural spaces. An essential step toward effective ecology conservation efforts, Forest Bathing participants will learn how to practice anywhere at any time. Each of these classes build upon the prior week's session - participants are encouraged to commit to the entirety of the four-walk series. ***Sessions will meet outdoors in natural spaces in the local area.
  • Great Decisions: NATOs Future: Adult

    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has come under increased scrutiny, not because NATO troops are involved in the conflict, but because of its role in relations between Russia and its neighbors. Will expanding membership in NATO protect countries, or will it further provoke Russia? Speaker Info: Mehr “Jay” Shahidi is free-lance international affairs researcher, lobbyist, public speaker, consultant, human rights activist as well as a business owner living in Saint Louis Park (next to Minneapolis), MN, 55416. Jay has taught Great Decisions Courses for Global Minnesota and Foreign Policy Association since 2005. The Great Decisions program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country. The Great Decisions program was created by the Foreign Policy Association. The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been for over 100 years, is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process. This program is brought to the community through a partnership with the Edina Senior Center, the Edina Library and Edina Community Ed. The Friends of the Edina Library and Global Minnesota have graciously co-sponsored this program.
  • Homebuying 101: How To Buy Your First Home: Adult

    Are you thinking about buying your own home? It can be an exciting, yet daunting adventure! Whether you’re looking to buy a home 2 months or 2 years from now, this class will help you become an informed, prepared, and successful homebuyer.
  • Hybrid: Beginner/Intermediate Ballet - Adult/Teen

    This class is designed for people with knowledge of basic ballet barre steps and ballet technique and who like to have fun and learn a lot. This class focuses on continuing to teach ballet technique and new ballet steps. It is recommended that you have done at least one session of beginning ballet before taking this class. The teacher also ensures that students get a good workout. Individualized attention is given to all students to help students improve their ballet and their strength while working to prevent pain and injury. Attend in person or join online via Zoom or a mixture of both.
  • Hybrid: Fundamentals of Ballet/Beginning II: Adult

    Learn the basics of ballet vocabulary and movement alongside other adults. Ballet is a great way to gain strength, flexibility, improve posture, balance, and reduce stress in a non-competitive atmosphere. This class is also perfect for the Teen or Adult who would like to move at a slower pace and/or is returning to ballet.
  • Hybrid: Hatha Yoga For Life: Adult

    Online Registration for the whole class closes the night before class begins, at midnight. Drop-In registrations remain open until the last class date. If you miss online registration for the whole class, please call (952) 848-3952 or stop in at the Community Ed Office before class to register! Beginners welcome! Enjoy in-depth instruction as you practice a wide variety of yoga poses, plus relaxation and meditation. Attend in person or online via zoom. You'll improve flexibility, strength, and balance; reduce tension and stress; and feel better overall! Work at your own pace and level in this supportive class. Enjoy soothing music and easy to follow directions. This is a relaxed style that works for most. Bring a mat.
  • Hybrid: Hatha Yoga For Life: Adult

    Online Registration for the whole class closes the night before class begins, at midnight. Drop-In registrations remain open until the last class date. If you miss online registration for the whole class, please call (952) 848-3952 or stop in at the Community Ed Office before class to register! Beginners welcome! Enjoy in-depth instruction as you practice a wide variety of yoga poses, plus relaxation and meditation. Attend in person or online via zoom. You'll improve flexibility, strength, and balance; reduce tension and stress; and feel better overall! Work at your own pace and level in this supportive class. Enjoy soothing music and easy to follow directions. This is a relaxed style that works for most. Bring a mat.
  • Hybrid: Intermediate Ballet I: Adult/Teen

    This class is designed for people with knowledge of basic ballet steps, positions, and ballet technique and who like to have fun and learn a lot. It is a full ballet class that focuses on improving students’ knowledge of proper ballet technique and intermediate ballet steps. The teacher also ensures that students get a good workout. Individualized attention is given to all students to help students improve their ballet and their strength while working to prevent pain and injury. Attend in person or join online via Zoom or a mixture of both.
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    Hybrid: Mat Pilates: Adult

    Online Registration for the whole class closes the night before class begins, at midnight. Drop-in registrations remain open until the last class date. If you miss online registration for the whole class, please call (952) 848-3952 or stop in at the Community Ed Office before class to register! An all-level Mat Pilates class that is a full-body, low-impact workout that will make your muscles long and lean. Designed to help you live your best life, this class focuses on injury prevention, pain reduction, and working smart. In true Pilates style, it helps students create balance between smaller, underused muscles and the bigger muscles by learning to relax the overused, larger muscles and engage the smaller muscles. It also teaches the how and why of the exercises, body awareness, body mechanics, and efficiency in motion. This is mainly a strength-building class with some stretching. Attend in person, join online via Zoom, or a combination of both!
  • Hybrid: Small Business Financial Strategies: Adult

    As a business owner, you are familiar with the unique rewards and challenges that come with owning your business. That is why it is important to have financial strategies that cover the needs of your business and employees, as well as the needs of you and your family. *** Light snacks and beverages will be provided
  • Maker's Series: Polymer Clay Open Studio: Adult

    Let your imagination run wild! We will have polymer clay supplies ready for your inspiration. Instructor will be available with tools galore. Have a blast living your best creative life. ***registered children welcome with registered adult***
  • Maker's Series: Spring Felt Bird Ornament: Adult

    Spring has sprung! Celebrate the season while you make this adorable chickadee ornament. Grab a friend and give yourself the time to create. All supplies are included. ***registered children welcome with registered adult***
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    Mat Pilates

    An all-level Mat Pilates class that is a full-body, low-impact workout that will make your muscles long and lean. Designed to help you live your best life, this class focuses on injury prevention, pain reduction, and working smart. In true Pilates style, it helps students create balance between smaller, underused muscles and the bigger muscles by learning to relax the overused, larger muscles and engage the smaller muscles. It also teaches the how and why of the exercises, body awareness, body mechanics, and efficiency in motion. This is mainly a strength-building class with some stretching. Attend in person, or join online via Zoom.
  • Moving Mom & Dad 5 Common Mistakes Children of Aging Parents Make and How to Avoid Them!: Adult

    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. The guide also includes the following topics: • Conversation’s starters for discussing late-life housing choices with aging parents, • Solutions for remodeling homes designed for aging-in-place, • Descriptions of common senior living options and 55+ communities, • Key questions to ask when researching assisted living and long-term care communities, • Tips and criteria for hiring key service providers, Frequently Asked Questions and much more. Access to preferred service providers and discount coupons provided to all attendees as well as a no cost home evaluation for those who want to know the value of their home and recommended suggestions to make it more salable.
  • Next Steps; Intermediate Mah Jongg: Session IV: Adult

    Are you enjoying playing Mahj but feel like you could use some coaching to better your game? Are you looking for some insight on how to make better strategic choices while playing? Then this is the class for you! Please join us!
  • Photo Organization - Print & Digital: Adult

    Imagine all your photos organized in one place and imagine having a system so you can find any photo in literally seconds. We will talk about scanning & repairing old photos, movies, slides & negatives as well as the many options for organizing; using the cloud and owning vs renting cloud space. It's fun, it's easy and you no longer have to imagine. Your photos CAN be totally organized
  • Preparing to Downsize

    Empty nester? Lived in your home for decades? Moving to a retirement community or assisted living? Preparing to downsize well in advance is ideal because the process can be overwhelming. The focus of the class is getting your home ready to sell and the steps you need to take to begin the process of living with less. To lessen the burden of your transition, learn how to let go of the things you cannot take along, how to donate or sell your stuff, places to recycle or dispose of unwanted items, what you need to do to get your home ready to sell and the ideal timeline to seamlessly move to your new home.