Moose Lake Community Education
Adult and Youth Courses 

Call 485-4435 ext. 1003  or email to register for classes.  Payment must be received prior to class.  Mail payments to  413 Birch Avenue P.O. Box 489 Moose Lake, MN  55767, drop off in Comm. Ed. or Elementary office or use your Payschools account.    View us online at    New courses are added monthly, please check our site often.
Course Offerings

Northern Lakes Community Youth & Adult Chorus
The area’s  FIRST COMMUNITY CHORUS, open to all serious and enthusiastic singers, ages 10-60.  This brand new endeavour is founded and directed by Kathryn Engstrom-Welch, whose education and experience with world renowned conductors has taken her to concert stages, schools, communities, and Masterclasses in Germany, throughout Europe, and beyond.  Please join us for fabulous selections of the Madrigal, Motet, Cantata, the sacred and secular, Broadway and popular selections, Classical.....with a holistic approach to singing and vocal sound....let’s  see what WE CAN BE!  
$25/Session (discounts for additional family members, pay Kathryn directly)

We rehearse Sundays, 12:30-2, place tba.  Jan 22nd-May.  New season begins September 2017.  3-4 Concerts per year,  plus opportunities for other musicians.  Be a part of the brand new NORTHERN LAKES CHORUS!


Gymnastics is a sport designed to develop strength, coordination, balance and flexibility. You will learn basic gymnastics skills and get a great introduction to a wonderful sport. Class will include warm up, stretching and basic tumbling as well as balance beam and vault activities.  Instructor, Carrie Sandell has been involved with the sport for over 22 years,  has been coaching at the varsity level for 9 years and is the new Rebels Cheerleader coach!

Saturdays   March 11-April 22nd (No class on April 15th)


MLHS Cafeteria

9:30-10:00 a.m.      4/5 Year Olds-  $33

10:00-10:30 a.m.    2/3 Year Olds-  $33

10:30-11:15 a.m.        Adv. 2nd-6th gr.- $43

11:15-12:00 p.m.     KINDERGARTEN-  $43

12:00-12:45 p.m.          1st & 2nd Gr.-  $43


Intro to German-Language & Culture-Join ANY Session!
Speak, read, count, order from a menu, master a recipe & learn what those crazy road signs mean! Instructor, Kathryn Enstrom Welch, offers a relaxed setting, no pressure, just an intro to language basics & cultural insights-with a bit of silly in between!  Under her belt, Kathryn has lived in Germany for 18 years and promises you’ll be speaking and writing by Spring! This course is recommended for ages 16 plus.  

ML Elem.  Library     5 week Sessions  Tuesdays  Course Fee: $45/Session  7:00-7:45 p.m.
Session II:  February  21-March 28 (No class on March 7th)
Session III:  April 4-May 2


FOSTER CARE WORKSHOP-CANCELED.....we will offer again in Spring.

“Making a Difference in a Child’s Life”, a workshop for individuals interested in becoming a foster care provider.  This workshop will cover the kind of youth served in foster care, requirements for foster care providers, the process for becoming licensing and approved to do foster care, and also the ongoing support for foster care providers.  In addition information regarding adoption through the foster care system will also be presented.  Feel free to come with questions.  Mary Hofmann, Kindred Family Focus Case Manager and a local Kindred Family Focus foster care provider will facilitate the workshop.


MLHS Elementary Library

 Course Fee:  Free

Youth A.T.V. Safety Training
Students must be at least 11 years old and must complete the MN ATV Safety online training, prior to class.  The parental release forms and information packets are available at the Moose Lake Comm. Ed. office, all printed material from the online training will be turned in on registration day. 

You’ll also need to bring these items with you to class:  Helmet with shield or goggles, Boots, Gloves, Long pants and shirt, ATV and a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope.  You must also pre-register for this class.  

*Lunch will be provided by the Evergreen P.A.C ATV Club, and parents are invited to stay for the day and have lunch with us also.

Moose Lake Depot  Saturday, April 29th 
Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m.  Class lasts unti 1:00-2:00 p.m..

 Contact Gale Bradford to register:  218-644-3738


Driver's Education


Community Education offers teen driver’s education in cooperation with Mille Lacs Driving Instruction (MLDI).   The goal of MLDI is not only to have students pass their driving test, but to help them become safe drivers..  All instructors are licensed by the MN Dept. of Public Safety.  Classroom instruction prepares the student to take the MN permit test.   Classroom locations will vary between ML High School and Barnum High School.  After finishing the 30 hours of classroom and passing the permit test, students can schedule their Behind-the-Wheel instruction.

*You must call or email MLDI to register.  320-676-3409

Instructor:  Mille Lacs Driving Instruction  Course Fee:  $100 for Classroom   $260 for Behind the Wheel

Upcoming Classes:

March 13-24  Moose Lake H.S.         3:45 p.m.-6:50 p.m. LMC                                                                                    

My Aging Parents Need Help-Now What?
Few experiences can be more stressful than dealing with an aging parent ‚Äčand not knowing where to look for help.  This class is designed for those who are beginning the process of finding resources for an older adult.  Catherine Sampson, Director of the Area Agency on Aging, will cover many topics, including available home and community-based services, when to start looking for help, and how to pay for it. Information on how to communicate as a family to include everyone and deal with the many emotions that are present, when is it time to take away the car keys or to down size, and help our parents feel a part of the process and leave a legacy.   No one should feel alone or overwhelmed when the needs of their parents begin to increase.  Resources will also be provided for agencies in the area.            MLHS Media Center

Thursday, May 4th  6:30-8:00 p.m.

Course Fee:  $3

Belly Dance


This 7- week session is open to both beginning and intermediate level students.  Its focus is on applying the movements associated with belly dance to exercise.  The class will include stretching, review, introduction to advanced movements, a short aerobic routine and learning a choreographed dance.  Course will also cover aspects of dance performance.

*Pre-Registration is required to attend class.  *New location!  Use the Back Entrance to Downtown Dental Care.       

Sundays,  February 26-April 9 5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.   

Course Fee:  $35  Instructor:  Maura Corey

Driver Courses

Save 10% on your Auto Insurance.  The MN Highway Safety and Research Center at St. Cloud State Univ. developed this program, specifically for Senior Drivers.  It consists of 8 hours of lecture, discussion and educational videos.  There are no written or behind the wheel tests.  Upon completion of the course, drivers over the age of 55 are eligible for a 10% discount on their auto insurance.  Topics covered include:  Habits and Attitudes, Tires and Traction, Signs,  etc.  Please make payments to MLCE prior to the class date. Instructor, John Tarnowski

MLHS Media Center

 Four -Hour Refresher Courses Available:                    

April 10th 5:00-9:00 p.m. Course Fee: $22 May 18 5:00-9:00 p.m. Course Fee: $22                                      

Eight Hour Full Course Available:

March 21 & 23   5:00-9:00 PM      Course fee:  $26

Brow Basics & More!
This class, taught by Megan Clarke, will be showing you the skills she has learned throughout her years working at UMD and locally as a non -licensed cosmetologist. You’ll find your perfect brow arch & learn about lashes! This course is available to everyone  13 & older.  Sign up today-space is limited!             MLHS  April  13th  12:30-2:30 p.m. Early Release Day     Course Fee: $5 

Walk the School

The Moose Lake Elementary and High School hallways are available before and after school hours (7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) for community members .  Walking route signs with mile increments are posted throughout the school.

“How often do we tease apart the branches of the family tree-and grow more fascinated?”   
Frank Delaney                                                                                     

 We’re able to offer space and access to for another year!  Take advantage of this special offer brought to you with our AGE to age grant and volunteer instructor/genealogy guru, Rita Baresh.  Join other enthusiasts and gain wonderful insights on how to navigate many genealogy websites.                                                        

MLHS Library 10 sessions       Tuesdays   Session 1 :Feb 14, 21, 28   Mar  7, 14                                     Session 2:  Mar 21, 28,  April 4, 11, 18                                     Session 3:  Apr 25  May 2, 9,16, 23 Course Fee:  $5 per session, $15 for all three    6:00-9:00 p.m.           



Home Alone
Just mention the words “Home Alone,” and children think of the excitement depicted in the movies of the same name. The reality of being home alone can evoke fear and anxiety in many children. Whether left alone for an hour after school or several hours a day during the summer, children should feel comfortable being alone.  This workshop for children will address several topics to relating to being “Home Alone”.  Topics include personal safety tips, stranger danger, basic first aid, fire safety, handling the unexpected, internet safety, dealing with loneliness and boredom, storm safety, dealing with siblings as well as trust and honesty.   For students in 3rd grade & up.  Snack provided.

MLHS Comm.Ed./KIDS Plus Room  Thursday. April 13th

 12:30-2:30 p.m.   Early Release Day

Instructor:  Kari Fairclough             Class fee: $20

Rustic Stick/Bent Willow Furniture
John Bajda is returning to help you make your special project.  First you need to attend the informational  session where you’ll see samples of furniture, a demo., lots of photos to help you decide what to make, learn how to prep your materials for the workshop day, and what types of trees are best suited for your project.  The only tools you will need are a saw, pruning sheers, hammer, tape measure, marking pen and screw gun.   We do require that participants sign up in pairs, this makes the project much easier to build and complete in one day.  Each team can make a chair, bench, etc.,  and help each other with their projects. Don’t be intimidated by the one-day work session, with proper preparation, you can easily complete your project with time to spare!   Bring a bag lunch for Saturday

MLHS Shop Room   Course Fee:  $60 p.p. ,

 your  helper comes to the class for free

Tuesday, April 4th    6:00 p.m.  Informational Meeting   

 SATURDAY, April 22nd   8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.   Working Session

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