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July

Class 1: Tuesday, July 8, 6–8pm

FISH THAT LIVE IN THE MINNESOTA RIVER

Instructor: Scott Kudelka – MN DNR State Park Area Naturalist
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Sibley Park Shelter (on the river side)

Class 2: Tuesday, July 22, 7–9pm

AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR NICOLE HELGET

Instructor: Nicole Helget – Author
Sponsor: Irene Manke
Location: Bethel Baptist Church — 1250 Monks Avenue, Mankato, (Corner of Monks and Balcerzak)

Class 3a: Thursday, July 24, 9–11am

PRAIRIE TOUR

Instructor: Scott Kudelka – MN DNR State Park Area Naturalist
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: 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; turn left into the Headquarters entrance. A car that enters the park area needs a valid park sticker. Daily sticker is $5; annual is $25, valid in any state park for a year. Carpooling from Cubs West at 8:30 am.

Class 4: Monday, July 28, 2–4pm

BEOWULF PERSPECTIVES

Instructor: Dr. Harry Solo, retired MSU–M Professor – English Department
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: United Church of Christ — 150 Stadium Court, Mankato (Corner of Stoltzman & Stadium)

Class 5: Tuesday, July 29, 6:30–8:30pm

SUBSTANCE ABUSE: BABY BOOMERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS

Moderator: Diane Norland, MA
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: North Mankato Police Annex — 1001 Belgrade Avenue

Class 6: Thursday, July 31, 7–9pm

LABYRINTHS: ANCIENT SYMBOLS REPRESENTING A JOURNEY

Instructor: Betty Winkworth – Episcopal Church Volunteer
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: St. John's Episcopal Church — 302 Warren St., Mankato (Park in church lots or on street)

August

Class 7: Tuesday, August 5, 6:30pm

EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE FINALE

Instructor: Becca Haack – Co–op Education & Outreach Coordinator
Sponsor: Irene Manke
Location: St. Peter Food Co–op — 228 Mulberry St., St. Peter

Class 8: Thursday, August 7, 6:30–8:30pm

FIRST PERSON EXPERIENCE: RECOVERING FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Instructor: Mark Johnson – Recovering Alcoholic, House of Hope Marketing and P.R. Director
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: United Church of Christ — 150 Stadium Court, Mankato (Corner of Stoltzman & Stadium)

Class 9: Thursday, August 14, 2–4pm

THE ART & SCIENCE OF ROCK COLLECTING

Instructor: Bruce Birkemeyer – Rock hound & lapidarist
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: 508 Malin St., Mankato (MSU–M area)

Class 3b: Thursday, August 21, 9–11am

PRAIRIE TOUR

Instructor: Scott Kudelka – MN DNR State Park Area Naturalist
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: 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; turn left into the Headquarters entrance. A car that enters the park area needs a valid park sticker. Daily sticker is $5; annual is $25, valid in any state park for a year. Carpooling from Cubs West at 8:30 am.

September

Class 10: Saturday, September 13, 1–3pm

BOYS IN BLUE CIVIL WAR STORIES AND THE BOY IN BLUE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL

Instructor: Julie Schrader & Bryce Stenzel – Historians, authors, volunteers
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Lincoln Park – 811 S Broad St., Mankato

Class 11: Thursday, September 18, 7–9pm

HISTORY OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC

Instructor: Dick Kimmel – Professional Musician
Sponsor: Irene Manke
Location: United Church of Christ — 150 Stadium Court, Mankato (Corner of Stoltzman & Stadium)

Class 12: Tuesday, September 23, 2–4pm

INSPIRED ACRES: INNOVATIVE FRUIT PRODUCTION TOUR

Instructor: David Wagner – Entrepreneur
Sponsor: Irene Manke
Location: On Hwy 169, about 8 miles north of St. Peter, where the Twins/Vikings and American flags fly, is where Dave Wagner grows organic strawberries. He will talk about them and then direct us to his innovative apple orchard, west off Hwy 169 (Le Sueur Exit) on county road 8 – about one mile, on the left. (Carpool from Hwy 169 Happy Chef at 1:15 pm.) RAIN CANCELS.

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