Education & Community

Babysitting Training

Taking care of young children is a huge responsibility, and being prepared is paramount to the safety of the children, especially for older kids just beginning to babysit. This course teaches important safety measures; successful completion earns an American Red Cross Babysitter Training Certificate, making students eligible for the next course, Babysitter Training Plus, which includes infant/child CPR training.

Tax Aide

There’s no season that’s dreaded like tax season, and for good reason: It can be extremely stressful, frustrating and hard to understand. To help, AARP tax aide volunteers will be available for one-hour appointments for low-income taxpayers and seniors. Bring current tax records, a copy of last year’s tax return, Social Security card and a picture ID. The appointments are limited and on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to go online to sign up. Free. Times vary. Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St.

Beyond Basics to Card Making with Rubber Stamps

There’s something pretty special about receiving a beautiful handmade card. But if you thought these beautiful handmade cards were easier said than done, think again. Rubber stamps are an easy and fun way to personalize cards and a quick way to ensure that they’ll look clean and inviting. In this class, you’ll learn advanced tips for stamps and card-making, as well as try your hand at creating five cards of your own. Learning about embossing and embellishments will open your eyes to the potential of this creative craft. Ages 18 and up. $49. 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Sampler Saturday: Ceramics—Handbuilding

Interested in ceramics but don’t want the commitment of weeks of classes? Sampler Saturday is offering the chance to try it out with this one-session, two-hour class. A pre-rolled slab of clay is the perfect start for experimenting with the tools and hand-building techniques you’ll learn. You’ll even have the chance to add texture and finish with a glaze. Pre-register online. Ages 16 and up. $23 for members and $25 for non-members. 1–3 p.m.

Overcoming Fear Through Courage

Please join us for an inspirational evening sharing the work of Opportunity International as we bring together female executives, leaders, and activists. Hear from Megan Tamte, Co-founder and CEO, Evereve (formerly Hot Mama), and Vicki Escarra, Global CEO, Opportunity International, as they share stories of overcoming their fears through courage. Be motivated by the story of Beathe Iribagiza, a Rwandan survivor of the genocide and expert artisan, who exemplifies the spirit of determination.

Trillium Woods Hosts Financial Evaluation Event

Trillium Woods, a resort-style senior living community scheduled to open in summer 2015, is hosting a financial evaluation of retirement housing options presented by Calista Sievers, Finance Manager of Life Care Services from 10:30 to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Trillium Woods Information Center located at 3300 Fernbrook Lane N Plymouth, Minn.

Southshore Center Oktoberfest


Southshore Center Oktoberfest
October 3 Enjoy music, German food, beer and wine samples, kids’ crafts and more community fun. Free; donations to Southshore Center accepted. All ages. 5:30-8 p.m. Southshore Center. 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood; 952.474.7635



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