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April

Class 1a: Thursday April 3, 2–4pm

PIETY, POLITICS & PERSECUTION; PERSISTENCE OF AN IDEAL; THE MAGNA CARTA

Instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong – Purdue University Associate Professor of English & Medieval Literature
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church (Sr. High Room), 105 Hosanna Ave, Mankato (at the end of Main Street)

Class 1b: Thursday April 10, 2–4pm

DAILY LIFE IN A NOBLE HOUSEHOLD; DAILY LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE; FOOD & DRINK

Instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong – Purdue University Associate Professor of English & Medieval Literature
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church (Sr. High Room), 105 Hosanna Ave, Mankato (at the end of Main Street)

Class 2: Tuesday April 22, 2–4pm

THE TERRORIST THREAT

Instructor: Tom Maertens – NCS Dir. for Nonproliferation and Homeland Defense under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and State Dept. Dep. Coordinator for Counterterrorism during and after 9/11
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Bethel Baptist Church – 1250 Monks Avenue, Mankato, (Corner of Monks and Balcerzak)

Class 1c: Thursday April 24, 2–4pm

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT; DRESS & FASHION; MEDIEVAL MEDICINE

Instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong – Purdue University Associate Professor of English & Medieval Literature
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church (Sr. High Room), 105 Hosanna Ave, Mankato (at the end of Main Street)

Class 3: Wednesday April 30, 2–4pm

UNDERSTANDING PAIN – HOW IT WORKS AND HOW TO HANDLE IT

Instructor: Ruth Vortherms – Family Nurse Practitioner
Sponsor: Irene Manke
Location: Bethel Baptist Church – 1250 Monks Avenue, Mankato, (Corner of Monks and Balcerzak)

May

Class 5a: Thursday May 1, 8–10am

BIRDING WALK – Rasmussen Park

Location: Rasmussen Road, off Stoltzman Road, Mankato. Meet at the Nature Center.

Class 1d: Thursday May 8, 2–4pm

THE BLACK DEATH'S EFFECTS; CHILDHOOD IN THE MIDDLE AGES; MARRIAGE & THE FAMILY

Instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong – Purdue University Associate Professor of English & Medieval Literature
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church (Sr. High Room), 105 Hosanna Ave, Mankato (at the end of Main Street)

Class 5b: Saturday May 10, 8–10am

BIRDING WALK – 7-Mile Creek Park

Location: 7 miles north of Mankato on Hwy 169. From Mankato, west or left from Hwy 169. Meet at first picnic shelter.

Special Event: Saturday May 17, 1pm

Lost Front Street

Location: Meet at Blue Earth County Historical Society museum. 415 East Cherry Street.

Class 4: Tuesday May 13, 2–4pm

TOUR & HISTORY OF CARNEGIE ART CENTER

Instructor: Hope Cook – Artist and MSU-M Faculty Emeritus
Sponsor: Bea Moosally
Location: Carnegie Art Center, 120 S. Broad St, Mankato
Class Limit: 50

Class 5c: Thursday May 15, 8–10am

BIRDING WALK – Spring Lake Park

Location: At the end of Thayer Ave, North Mankato. Meet at the picnic shelter on the lake.

Class 6: Thursday May 15, 6:30–8:30pm

LIFE IS FULL OF NARROW SPOTS: THE INEVITABILITY OF CHANGE

Instructor: Ruth Bachman – Community Advisory Board Chair, U-M Masonic Cancer Center
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Bethel Baptist Church – 1250 Monks Avenue, Mankato (Corner of Monks and Balcerzak)

Special Event: Saturday May 17, 1pm

LOST FRONT STREET EXCURSION

Tour guide: Heather Harren – Education & Outreach Manager, Blue Earth County Historical Society
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Tour begins at the Blue Earth County Historical Society museum, 415 East Cherry Street, Mankato

Class 1e: Thursday May 22, 2–4pm

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY; REVOLTS, UPRISINGS & WARS; TOWARD THE MODERN PERIOD

Instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong – Purdue University Associate Professor of English & Medieval Literature
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church (Sr. High Room), 105 Hosanna Ave, Mankato (at the end of Main Street)

Class 5d: Saturday May 24, 8–10am

BIRDING WALK – William's Nature Center

Location: Blue Earth County Park on Hwy 68, just west of William's Pipeline Company.

Class 5e: Thursday May 29, 8–10am

BIRDING WALK – Benson Park

Instructor: Merrill Frydendall – MSU-M Faculty Emeritus and Birding Enthusiast
Sponsor: Merrell Frydendall
Location: Carlson Drive, North Mankato. Meet in the parking lot.

Class 7a: Saturday May 31, 10am–Noon

PRAIRIE TOURS

Instructor: Scott Kudelka – MN DNR State Park Area Naturalist
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Tours meet at Minneopa Headquarters: Take US 169/MN 60 to MN68. Turn north and go 1.3 miles to Blue Earth Co. 117 (547th Ave). Turn left (south) and go 0.5 miles to Gadwall Road. Turn right and go 0.3 miles and turn left into the Headquarter entrance. Each car that enters the park area will need a valid park sticker. Daily sticker is $5; or annual is $25, valid in any state park for one year.

June

Class 8: Saturday June 7, 1–3pm

CHANKASKA CREEK RANCH & WINERY TOUR

Instructor: Erika Masias – Events Coordinator, Chankaska Creek Ranch
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Chankaska Creek Ranch Winery, 1179 E Pearl St, Kasota

To carpool, meet in the northwest part of Madison East Mall, southeast of the corner of Hope and Adams St – leave at 12:30pm. On your own, go north on MN Hwy 22 for about 7 miles to East Pearl St, turn right. White building on the right.

Class 9: Monday June 16, 7pm

EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE: VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN LIFESTYLES

Instructor: Becca Haack, Co-op Education & Outreach Coordinator
Sponsor: Irene Manke
Location: St. Peter Food Coop, 228 Mulberry St., St. Peter
Class Limit: 25

Class 7b: Saturday June 28, 10am–Noon

PRAIRIE TOURS

Instructor: Scott Kudelka – MN DNR State Park Area Naturalist
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Tours meet at Minneopa Headquarters: Take US 169/MN 60 to MN68. Turn north and go 1.3 miles to Blue Earth Co. 117 (547th Ave). Turn left (south) and go 0.5 miles to Gadwall Road. Turn right and go 0.3 miles and turn left into the Headquarter entrance. Each car that enters the park area will need a valid park sticker. Daily sticker is $5; or annual is $25, valid in any state park for one year.

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