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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 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.
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    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.
  • Bicycle Repair and Maintenance 3 Hour Class: Adult

    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. We highly encourage you to bring your bike to class. If this isn't possible, that's okay. We will have a couple bikes available to work on.
  • Bicycle Repair and Maintenance 3 Hour Class: Adult

    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. We highly encourage you to bring your bike to class. If this isn't possible, that's okay. We will have a couple bikes available to work on.
  • Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Intermediate Class: Adult

    Basic bike set up, identification, shifting adjustments, brake adjustments, how to safety check your bike, preparing a bike for selling, as well as many other helpful tips & tricks. If you take another class you can start where you left off and move to the next level of learning. We highly encourage you to bring your bike to class. If this isn't possible, that's okay. We will have a couple bikes available to work on.
  • Buying New Construction: Adult

    Thinking about moving and considering new construction a housing option because you want an open floor plan and larger closets? Explore what is available, where to find it, and what to expect in new construction, including timelines, hidden costs, risks and the coordination selling your existing home or giving appropriate notice on your lease. You will find that there are differences when selecting a smaller builder versus a national builder.
  • Decades of Dance: Adult

    Simple dance moves set to great hit songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and today! This is truly a fun lively format and you will surely be singing along to all of the nostalgic music! (no prior dance experience necessary)
  • Decades of Dance: Adult

    Simple dance moves set to great hit songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and today! This is truly a fun lively format and you will surely be singing along to all of the nostalgic music! (no prior dance experience necessary)
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    Deconstructing Cravings: Adult

    Cravings are one of the most natural ways your body speaks to you about what you need. In this workshop, we will discuss the primary types of cravings and their causes, learn the concept of Crowding Out, and create a cravings inventory to start understanding messages behind your own cravings.
  • District Staff Wellness: Challah Making with Kathy Rendleman

    There is something magic about coming together to make bread. Come learn some baking secrets with pastry chef extraordinaire (and Edina Education Fund Executive Director) Kathy Rendleman. Kathy will lead the group in the techniques and traditions of making Challa. Come to learn something new, stay for the fellowship and conversation and leave with some mental relaxation that comes when friends and food intersect. ***this offering is only for current employees of Edina Public Schools****
  • Downsizing in the Current Housing Market: Adult

    Have you been thinking that now might be the time to downsize but aren't sure where to start, how to do it or what your options are? Bonus-all attendees receive the Downsizing Made easy guide PDF - A $24.95 value. 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.
  • Easy Partner Dancing: Adult

    No matter the occasion, you’ll be prepared to dance! Be one of the best dancers at your event, or just have some fun dancing together at home! Try something new to add laughter & romance into your relationship! Taking steps from classic ballroom dances, you’ll learn easy to remember mini-routines, danceable to all your favorite songs including pop, blues, rock, country and more! If you think you have no rhythm and 2 left feet, this is the perfect course for you! Couples stay dancing together & singles rotate with other singles. Casual dress. For more information, visit www.ConstantineDance.com
  • Edina History Walking Tour: All Ages

    Learn about the history of the buildings and sites you drive past every day. Members of the City of Edina's Heritage Preservation Commission will be leading this journey back in time. ***Registered children under 12 need to be accompanied by a registered adult***
  • Edina History Walking Tour: All Ages

    Learn about the history of the buildings and sites you drive past every day. Members of the City of Edina's Heritage Preservation Commission will be leading this journey back in time. ***Registered children under 12 need to be accompanied by a registered adult***
  • Estate Planning During and After Divorce or Remarrying: Adult

    Learn what you should do to protect assets and interest during and following divorce proceedings or remarrying. Find out how to designate new personal representatives for emergency purposes.
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    Estate Planning – Assessing Your Wishes, Assets, and Goals: Adult

    Determine what estate planning documents you need based on your wishes, assets, and goals. Learn about how a basic Will may be a good fit or a potential headache for survivors and loved ones.
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    Estate Planning – Assessing Your Wishes, Assets, and Goals: Adult

    Determine what estate planning documents you need based on your wishes, assets, and goals. Learn about how a basic Will may be a good fit or a potential headache for survivors and loved ones.
  • Fresh Citrus, Floral and Fruity Spring Soaps: Adult

    Make beautiful super moisturizing sulfate-free soaps with natural nutrient rich oils to gently cleanse and protect your skin. Blend luscious clean fresh phthalate-free fragrance oils you'll love for spring: lemon, orange,. lime, berries, mango/papaya. peony, jasmine, sage/mint, lilac, gardenia, peach and more. Grab your friends, fam and neighbors for a very special night out - especially perfect for the gardeners in your life and of course Mom! Take home soaps in 4 fragrance blends!
  • Great Decisions: China and the U.S. : Adult

    For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence. One major point of contention is the status of Taiwanese sovereignty, which has become even more relevant recently with the possibility that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prompt China to take similar action regarding Taiwan. How will the United States engage a China which is increasingly seeking to expand its sphere of influence? 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.
  • Great Decisions: Economic Warfare : Adult

    Waging economic warfare consists of a variety of measures from implementing sanctions to fomenting labor strikes. Such tools are utilized by states to hinder their enemies, and in the case of the United States have been used as far back as the early 19th century. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, economic warfare has been the main means for the west to challenge Russia. How effective will these sanctions be at convincing Russia to cease its war? 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. Andrew Latham, MA, PhD is Professor of International Relations and Political Theory at Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN; Non-Resident Fellow, Defense Priorities, Washington, DC; Senior Fellow, Institute for Peace and Diplomacy, Ottawa, CDA; and Opinion Contributor, The Hill, Washington, DC . Professor Latham’s primary scholarly interests are in the areas of international relations and political thought. He regularly teaches courses on international security, Chinese foreign policy, regional conflict in the Middle East, regional conflict in the Asia-Pacific, medieval political thought, US foreign policy, and conservative political theory. His most recent publication is Theorizing Medieval Geopolitics: War and World Order in the Age of the Crusades. He has also published a novel about the Third Crusade entitled The Holy Lance. 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.
  • Great Decisions: Energy Geopolitics: Adult

    Access to oil and gas has long held an influence over the politics of individual nations and their relations with others. But as more countries move toward sustainable energy, and supply chain shortages affect the availability of oil and gas, how will this change the way in which the United States interacts with the outside world? Andrew Latham, MA, PhD is Professor of International Relations and Political Theory at Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN; Non-Resident Fellow, Defense Priorities, Washington, DC; Senior Fellow, Institute for Peace and Diplomacy, Ottawa, CDA; and Opinion Contributor, The Hill, Washington, DC . Professor Latham’s primary scholarly interests are in the areas of international relations and political thought. He regularly teaches courses on international security, Chinese foreign policy, regional conflict in the Middle East, regional conflict in the Asia-Pacific, medieval political thought, US foreign policy, and conservative political theory. His most recent publication is Theorizing Medieval Geopolitics: War and World Order in the Age of the Crusades. He has also published a novel about the Third Crusade entitled The Holy Lance. 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.
  • Great Decisions: War Crimes: Adult

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with? 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. Rick Olson is a retired professional with a variety of educational and life experiences. He has worked as an economist, an attorney, a certified financial planner, an agricultural loan officer, an agricultural cooperative president, a State Representative in Michigan and a school business manager. He obtained a law degree from Stanford Law School and completed the coursework in two Ph.D. programs (Agricultural Economics and Education Administration). He obtained his training to be a National Issues Forum moderator from Michigan State University Cooperative Extension and has moderated numerous forums, including several repeat performances at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also a trained moderator for Better Angels conducting workshops on communication skills across the political divide. An avid traveler, he has been in 41 countries and in all 50 of the United States. He currently resides just south of Prior Lake with his wife of 52 years, a retired school superintendent, who now is a full time daycare grandmother. He is the founder/President of a non-profit organization (Best Future Center) that supports a private school in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. The Friends of the Edina Library and Global Minnesota have graciously co-sponsored this program.