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Creative Hearts Art Classes, by Katie Feldt

Katie offers free STEAM classes to elementary students as an after-school opportunity.  Classes are offered monthly with a variety of themes and abilities.  Like her Creative Hearts Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest offerings. 

Winter Class theme is Christmas ornaments and DIY Spa Gifts beginning November 29.

NOW AVAILABLE - Mesabi East Golf Simulator Rental!

Rental time is available to the public beginning November 21, 2022.   Bookings will be in 1 hour blocks up to 7 days in advance. Maximum of 4 people per booking. The introductory fee for the remainder of 2022 will be $20/hour (50% discount for employees and golf team members).

The simulator is in the 3rd Floor Dance Room, next to the elevator. Enter through Door #2 and you MUST check-in with the Fitness Center attendant before use. Payment can be made in the Fitness Center or online. Rules and instructions are posted on site. Instructions will be provided and a waiver needs to be signed before your first use.

Click the following link to open the calendar for your booking. Any questions please call Cherie Grams in the Community Education Office at 218-229-5330.

Online payment can be made by clicking this link (use Community Education payment option)

Mesabi East Shark Swim and Super Shark Swim - FREESuper Sharks is for advanced swimmers and held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at the HS Pool.  It is from 7 - 8 AM and requires no pre-registration.  Simply join us at the pool! 


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If any questions, please call Cherie Grams at 229-5330 or email

Archery Registration link:

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AARP Smart Driver - 4-Hour Refresher Course

WHEN:      November 17, 2022  and January 19, 2023

                        9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

WHERE:   Aurora Methodist Church

COST:         $20-AARP Member / $25 Non-Member (payable at the class)

Instructed by Deputy State Coordinator, Dana Waldron.  To register please call Community Education,  Cherie Grams at 229-5330 or email

ADULT OPEN SWIM - no pre registration.  Just show up at the pool and sign in!Monday - Friday 5:30 - 7:00 AMMonday and Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 PMEnter through the Pool Door #22 - lockers are open for use

Cost is $3 per time or $30/month for M-F and $20/month for M/W sessions.

YOGA with Jenna Dickinson, Mind Body Recovery Coach

Begins November 7 - Locker Room #121 (Use Pool Door #22)

Mondays at 3:30 PM and Saturdays at 8 AM.  No pre-registration required.

$10/session or buy 10 sessions - 11th one FREE ($100)

Sign Painting and Ornament Making with Jill

    November 15 - Make a winter-themed sign and ornaments ($35) - FULL

    December 6 - Make a 5' Welcome sign and ornaments ($45)

    5:30 - 7 PM in the Art Room ##297 - All materials included

To register use the following link:


Holiday Planter or Wreath Class - $35

November 22, 2022 at ME Environmental Center, 5:00 - 7 PM

Join us for a fun night out!  During this class you will create your own unique pine holiday pots with the guidance of ME3C staff.  Materials included:

    * mixed pine and spruce boughs

    * additional winter branches

    * 3 painted or natural pine cones

    * choice of ribbon or bow

    * soil an container or clamp ring

Class Maximum:  15.  Please register here:

Online payment can be made by clicking this link (use Community Education payment option)

Estate Planning, Alicia L. Cope

Get your estate in order by planning for incompetency and/or death.  Learn why you need a Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive and Will.  Also, get up to date information about nursing home planning and learn how titling your assets impacts your estate and nursing home planning.


    December 5th, 5:30 - 7 PM

    Mesabi East Media Center - enter through Door #6 (in back of building)

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STARTS:  Held in March  (1st 3 days skills prerequisite test and introduction)


TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

PLACE: Mesabi East Pool

COST: $100 / RENEWAL COST: $75

REQUIREMENTS: Must be 15 years old and a strong swimmer - see attached form (lifeguardinfo.pdf )   10 Student maximum.

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Complete online form and make payment to Cherie Grams in the Community Education office. Checks should be made payable to:  Mesabi East.   *DUE March 11*

Bent Willow Chairs/Rustic Furniture, Instructor, John Bajda

TBD (rescheduled date pending) - 8 AM - 4 PM  :  Orientation Meeting _____________________ - 5:30 PM

ME School - Room #295

$75 (1 chair, 2 participants may work on 1 piece).  Can make your choice of bent willow, rocker or garden bench.

John has been teaching rustic furniture and bent willow classes since about 2000. He has been a hobby woodworker for many years, and started building the rustic furniture after retiring from teaching for 32 years in McGregor High School. After making a few projects, he was asked to teach a class for community education at McGregor School, and after teaching the first class there, it expanded to teaching classes in many of the community education programs in the area.  Classes have been held as far away as Hinkley and also the Folk School in Ely. His rustic furniture building is not done as a business, but as a hobby with most projects which he makes, given away to friends or donated for benefits. 

Most of the classes are held in two sessions.  The first session, (usually about 2 hours) is a discussion of materials used, identification of willow or other sticks, where to harvest, tools needed, and then a demonstration of a project constructed for the class. 

After the demonstration session, the class participants are given a period of time(usually a week or two) to decide on a project, collect their material and then return for a one day work session. Most participants can finish their projects in 5 to 7 hours.  

Most tools are provided by the instructor, but class participants are asked to bring tools they may need if they have them.  We encourage all participants to work with a partner.  Usually the partners participate in the classes with no fee.  Partners make it much easier to build projects since it is pretty difficult to bend the willow for a chair without someone holding the end.  It also makes the class more enjoyable by having a partner to share the knowledge with.

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Or call Cherie Grams at 229-5330 or email

Checks payable to Mesabi East


Date:  Spring 2023


These lessons are for children who cannot swim at all.  The goal of this class is to increase the child’s comfort level in the water and for the participants to be able to float on their front and back. After these skills are accomplished we work on the front and back glides and keep building from there. Safety Skills will be emphasized throughout the lessons. Ages 4 and up are encouraged.   Class size is limited to 10.


These lessons are limited to children who have a comfort level in the water where they don’t need an instructor right next to them. They must be able to swim two body lengths (this is for safety purposes as class size is increased to accommodate more swimmers).  The goal of this class is to keep building on basic skills and introducing the front crawl, water entries and overall confidence.   Class is limited to 15.

SUNNIES:  Must swim 3 body lengths.  Class is limited to 15.                                                                                                                          SHARKS:  Must swim half a length of the pool.  No class limit.

SESSION I:      April 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13                                                      *NOTE:  LEVELS NOT ACCORDING TO AGE BUT ABILITY

                 Tadpoles                            3:30 - 4:00 pm                                                                                                   Tadpoles                            4:05 - 4:35 pm                                                                                                 Minnows                           4:40 - 5:15 pm

SESSION II:    April 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3                                                                 

                        Tadpoles                            3:30 - 4:00 pm

                        Tadpoles                            4:05 - 4:35 pm

                        Minnows                           4:40 - 5:15 pm 

SESSION III:   May 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19

M-TH           Minnows                           3:30 - 4:00 pm

                        Sunnies                              4:05 - 4:35 pm

                        Sharks                               4:40 - 5:15 pm 

COST:       $20.00 per child - payable to Mesabi East.  You must pre-register!

REGISTRATION:  First come, first serve basis (Class sizes limited).  *Registration opens Saturday, March 26, 2022.  *Registration is not complete without payment

PROVIDE YOUR OWN:  Transportation and Towels/Swimsuit


Use links above to register or call Cherie Grams at 229-5330 / email


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