Community Education Courses

Pre-registration is required, unless otherwise noted. 3 Easy Ways to Register: On the school’s website under Comm. Ed., email or Call the Community Ed. Office at 218-485-4435 Extension 1602. The office is open Monday-Thursday. Payments can be made via Infinite Campus, dropped off in District Office or sent to: M.L.C.E. 4812 County Road 10, Moose Lake MN 55767  

Homemade Ravioli With Nonna

And just who is this “Nonna”? Why our very own Mrs. Unzen, that’s who!!  Learn the art of eating well as you make and assemble meat-filled ravioli.  You’ll make the pasta, assemble the ravioli and take home a bountiful 3 dozen. (can be frozen for up to 3 months) You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase a jar of Mrs. Unzen’s famous Sugo (sauce) that she’ll bring prepared to the class.  Class size is limited to 10 participants. This promises to be a F-U-N evening!!!!


Comm. Ed./KIDS Plus Room

Wednesday, October  26th      6:00-8:00 p.m.

Course Fee: $3 to Comm. Ed.     

Materials Fee:  $30  payable to Joanne Unzen

Dance For Fitness & Fun!

Maura is back, ready to dance!  This 7 week session is open to both beginning and intermediate level students. It focuses on applying the movements associated with Belly Dance and various foreign cultures to exercise. The class will include stretching, review, introduction to advanced movements, a short aerobic routine and learning a choreographed dance. Pre-registration with Community Education is required to attend class. 


MLHS Auditorium

Sundays, September 18th-November 13th      **No class Oct. 2nd. and Oct.30th.       

5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Course fee: $35 for full session or $5.00 per class              Instructor: Maura Corey

Everything Apples! . . .  And Tour the School Forest Trails      FREE Family Event

Want to learn about the varieties of Minnesota apples and get hands-on experience with an Apple Press? Mike Chambers and his granddaughter McKenzy will share their apple pressing expertise and we’ll have  Master Gardeners in our midst to answer all of your apple questions. After pressing, you’ll be rewarded with a container of fresh juice AND a big serving of Fresh Apple pie!!  Have lots of your own apples? Bring them to the event for a squeeze!!!!!! Sponsored by Community Education’s AGE to age program, this event is FREE for everyone.  Please call or email the Community Ed. office: if you’ll be attending-to make sure we have enough pie!!!!  When you're done pressing, enjoy our new trails and pavilions in the school forest!


Saturday, September 24th   10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   

Location: Behind the High School at Shop Room doors and School Forest Trail Head

Winter Skin Care Products-Make & Take!

Pamper your skin this winter with lip balms, milk baths, lotion bar & salve-all scented with your choice of essential oils!  Instructor, Liz Greski, will teach you the ins and outs of mixing, scenting & preparing your products. You’ll leave with a lotion bar, 5 lip balms, a 2oz. tin of salve & 3 bags of Milk Bath. All supplies are provided, (*you may bring your own essential oil if you have an absolute favorite). Class size is limited to 8, please register early, for those 16+years.


ML Community Ed./KIDS Plus Room

Tuesday, November 8th    6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Course Fee:  $3 to Community Ed.   Materials Fee:  $20, payable to Liz Greski

Homemade Cold Process Soap 

Liz Greski returns to show you how to make your own cold process soap.  You’ll learn how the oils and lye react, as well as the safety precautions necessary when working with caustic lye.  You’ll receive a complete kit which makes one pound of soap and a mold, recipes and links to lye calculators.  Goggles & gloves are provided, as well as the mixing tools.  *Participants will need to bring an ice cream bucket or some type of gallon-size plastic container. 

 *Pre-registration and payment are required in order to have the kits available on time, registration deadline is November 8th.  Class size is limited to 6, adults only.


ML Community Ed./KIDS Plus Room

Tuesday, November  15th    (please register by November 8th)  6:00 p.m.

Course Fee:  $3 payable to Community Ed.  Materials Fee:  $40, payable to Liz Greski

Aroma Slow Flow Yoga ***** Thursdays, October 6,13,27 & November 3,10,17 6:00 p.m. Course Fee: $45 located in Auditorium

This class will combine flowing movements, breath, and carefully selected aromas/essential oils in a calm vinyasa practice. This class consists of Sun Salutations, standing postures, balancing poses, twists, basic inversions, and always ends with a deep, relaxing savasana. Slow Flow is perfect for those who want to explore breathwork and meditation, or just slow down and deepen into their practice. Whether you are new to yoga or well-versed, we are all learning together and there is a place for you in this practice. Bring a mat & join instructor, Julie Rose, (RYT 200) for this 6 week session.



Beginning Glass Fusing Techniques -Pendants & Magnets

Create artworks from layering glass, then firing in a kiln.  Discover the art of kiln-forming including types of glass & basic principles of compatibility.  Learn the hand tools and equipment for scoring, cutting, coldworking and shaping glass.  Choose from transparent, dichroic, sheet glass and glass stringers.  Students will make six works of art, each magnet or pendant will be a 1” square.  Projects will need to be picked up a week after the class and pendant bails will be glued on at this time. Adults & students 14+.


MLHS Art Room        Instructor:  Tracy Little, MLHS Art Teacher                                                  

Wednesday, November 2nd   5:30-6:30 p.m.

Course Fee:  $3  to ML Comm. Ed.    Materials Fee: $30 per adult, $10 per student,  to Tracy Little 

Fused Glass Collage Sun Catchers

These suncatchers are made with blocks of fusible glass and a variety of decorative glass. Let your imagination go wild when choosing your glass and accent pieces! MLHS Art teacher, Tracy Little, will guide you through the process, fire your pieces and you can pick them up a week later. Don’t want a suncatcher? You can make individual magnets instead!  All proceeds from the class will benefit the Art Club.  Adults & students 14+. 


MLHS Art Room  Instructor, Tracy Little, MLHS Art Teacher

Wednesday, November 9th        5:30-6:30 p.m.

Course Fee:  $3 payable to ML Comm. Ed.  

Materials Fee:  $30 per adult, $10 per student,  payable to Tracy Little

55+ Driver Refresher Courses (Must have taken the initial 8 Hour Course prior to Refresher)

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 4 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  (Moose Lake Comm. Ed.)prior to the class date. Instructor, Doug Juntenen.  Please call or email to reserve your spot and checks can be mailed to Moose Lake Community Education.   4812 County Road 10 Moose Lake, MN. 55767


Four Hour Refresher Courses Available:  

Tuesday, October 4th   4:00-8:00 p.m.      Course Fee:  $24             Moose Lake High School Room # 127

Tuesday, December 6th  4:00-8:00 p.m.    Course Fee:$24              Moose Lake High School Room # 127

Youth Classroom Driver’s Education *Please refer to to register & for info.

Community Education offers teen driver’s education in cooperation with Tim and Catrina Roth of 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.  Visit their website for further information. Students may sign up for any session.

*You must register with MLDI through their website, call or email.

Office:  320-676-3409     cell: 952-836-5535  ;

Classes are open to all students age 14 & older. After finishing the 30 hours of classroom and passing the permit test, students can schedule their Behind-the-Wheel instruction, still available at this time.


September 14-29   4:00-7:00 p.m. Zoom  

October 24-November 8  4:00-7:00 p.m. Zoom    

December 5-20 4:00-7:00 p.m. Zoom

Course Fee: $100 for Classroom ZOOM,  $270 for Behind the Wheel , Payable to MLDI, NOT Comm Ed.

***Walk In The School***    Community members may walk the hallways from 6:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m. & 3:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Monday-Friday on school days. 

Ins And Outs Of Medicare

Come learn all the ins and outs of Medicare with Deanna Coonradt of Humana. Whether you’ve had Medicare for a while, or it’s fast approaching-there is always more to learn!  This educational session will give participants the power to take control of their healthcare decisions and become comfortable in the storm of misinformation regarding Medicare options.  This course is free for community members, but please register with Community Education if you’d like to attend.  Call 218-485-4435 ext. 1602 or email:   Thank you!


           Tuesday, October 4th  4:30 p.m.   

           MLHS Media Center

           Course Fee: FREE, but please register prior to October 4th.

Health Care Fraud, Waste & Abuse Prevention 

          Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention presentation given by the Senior LinkAge Line, Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging.

This class shares information on Medicare Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse awareness and prevention. Learn how to detect and report potential errors, fraud and abuse, and how to protect yourself. Review potential fraud and scams targeting seniors, how to read your Medicare Summary Notice, tips to help protect your Medicare beneficiary number, and how to protect-detect-report Medicare scams and fraud. This presentation is based on information from the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), a federal education and prevention program. The focus of  this class is on preventing, identifying and reporting Medicare fraud. This course is free for community members, but please register with Community Education if you’d like to attend.  Call 218-485-4435 ext. 1602 or email:   Thank you!

MLHS Room 127

Wednesday, October 12th     6:00-7:30 p.m.

Course Fee:  FREE, but please register with Community Ed. by October 10th 

Capturing Your Life Stories Through Guided Autobiography

          In this six-session class, you and a small group of classmates will use a theme-based approach to capture some of the stories of your life, a few pages at a time. You’ll reflect on your experiences related to that week’s theme and select what you’ll share with the group. This exchange of stories within the safe, non-judgmental, confidential environment of the class helps put each person’s stories into a broader context, leading to new perspectives and insights into one’s own life and the lives of others.  This course will be facilitated by Esther Gieschen, certified Guided Autobiography Instructor. Esther has been involved in the field of reminiscence, life review and life story work for many years. Class size limited to 7, must register with Comm. Ed. by October 1st.


           Moose Lake Public Library

           Tuesdays, October 4th-November 8th  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

           Course Fee: FREE, sponsored by Community Education’s AGE to age Program

Financial Education Workshops

Explore a new topic each month this Fall with Thrivent Financial’s Todd Rengo.  These informative sessions are free of cost, but pre-registration is a must.  Call the Community Education office at 485-4435 Ext. 1602 or email and register today! 


 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly

 In this workshop, we will explore 5 key retirement strategies to consider for a successful retirement in today’s world. We will address the pitfalls that can derail a retirement plan if left unchecked.         

MLHS Room 127

September 21st or November 16th   6:30 p.m.

Course Fee:  FREE, please pre-register at least 3 days prior to class.


Retirement Strategies, Accumulation

How much should I be saving? What types of accounts should I have?   In this workshop we will cover investing concepts, tax planning considerations, market volatility, and how to simplify the process so that your money is efficiently working for you. 

MLHS Room 127

October 19th or December 14th 6:30 p.m.

Course Fee:  FREE, please pre-register at least 3 days prior to class.



Moose Lake Community Education 485-4435 Extension 1602