Adult Classes And Activities Information


YOGA... the Morning

A relaxing, short form yoga series to start your day off right. 

All levels of experience encouraged.  Yoga mat required.

There will be no classes held the week of July 4th

Session I: Tue. & Fri., June 13 - July 28                                    

Session II: Tue. & Fri.,  Aug. 1 - Sept. 1                                 

Time:  7:15-8:00 a.m.                                                                          

Location:  DEF                                   

Instructor:  Mary Bowar

Fee:  $72 / 2x per wk;  $39 / 1x per wk;  per session    Registration Deadline:  1 wk. prior Night

Energize, heal, & tone the body, while being safe & challenging.  Blends gentle but effective “flow” sequences, postures & breath.  Strengthen the body while stretching to induce calm & improve flexibility.  End with a relaxing meditation that will melt away tension.  Yoga mat required.


Date: Mondays, July 10 - Aug. 14                          

Time:  5:00-6:00 p.m.             

Location:  DEF           

Fee:  $39 per session            

Instructor: Mary Bowar

Rain Gardens

Do you want a garden that looks beautiful year round, requires little maintenance and helps prevent water pollution? Learn about the latest trend in landscaping including sizing, location, installation and plant selection for your rain garden and rain water harvesting. With the wide variety of plants and materials available you can create a rain garden with a natural wild look or an organized planting suitable for the most refined settings. Participants will receive an informational folder full of great publications, and several door prizes will be given away from local plant specialists.

Date:  Monday, June 12

Time:  6:30pm

Location: DEF

Fee: $10

Beer & Blooms

Let’s carpool to some cool gardens in the Cold Spring area that include rain gardens, prairie planting, shoreline gardens, & more. Tour stops include both public & private property. We’ll end at the Cold Spring Brewery with light supper and a presentation on cut flower arrangements.   Participants will receive; a native plant book, brochures, handouts and chances to win gift certificates from local garden suppliers.  The light supper is included and there will be a cash bar available at the brewery.

Date:  Thursday, August 10

Time:  4:00 - 6:30pm

Fee:  $10

Location:  Start from the       DEF


American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid (Pediatric)


This course is designed especially for those involved in childcare and new parents. This course also meets Minnesota state requirements for daycare providers. Topics include First Aid Basics for Medical Emergencies, Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, CPR for Children and Infants as well as use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). 


  Two classes (must attend both)

First night class CPR/AED - Second night class First Aid


Date: June 14 & 15

Time:  6:30 - 9:30pm

Location:  RHS A114

Fee:  $79.00

Instructor:  American Heart Assoc.

Defensive Driving

Learn evasive skills & other accident prevention measures in the classroom (not on-the-road).  Those 55 & older receive a 10% discount on your insurance.  Please bring  your driver’s license.

Dates:  Tue. & Thur.,  July 25 & 27

Time:  5:30-9:30pm         

Location:  DEF

Fee:  $25

Instructor:  Minnesota Safety Council

Defensive Driving Renewal

In order to maintain a 10% discount on your insurance the defensive driving class must be renewed every 3 years. 

Update yourself on common bad habits & MN’s newest laws!

Date:  Wed., July 26 

Time:  12:30-4:30pm       

Location:  DEF

Fee: $20

Instructor:  Minnesota Safety Council

Intro to Essential Oils

Learn all about essential oils! Discover how oils can be used to maintain wellness, minimize stress, maintain focus, balance emotionally & much more! Also learn about the different grades of essential oils and the safety concerns of fragrant grade oils. You will be able to take home your choice of homemade sun protection spray or homemade outdoors spray. 

Date:    Monday, June 5

Time:  10 - 11:30am or 6:30 - 8:00pm

Location: DEF

Fee: $15 + $5 per item purchased the night of class

Instructor: Bethany Schreifels


Essential Oils & Kids - Back To School

Learn how to use essential oils to keep your kids above the wellness line this fall. You will be able to take a roll-on blend home with you to help minimize stress, maintain focus, help with memory recall, or boost immune system. 

Date: Monday, August 7

Time:  10 - 11:30am or 6:30 - 8:00pm

Location: DEF

Fee: $15 + $5 per item purchased the night of class

Instructor: Bethany Schreifels

Buds and Brushes!                                     


If it is a girl’s night out, date night, or just a reason to get out of the house, Buds and Brushes will be the social painting event you do not want to miss!  Come put your own twist on the painting pictured here!

No previous painting experience required!


Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm

Date: Saturday, June 24

Fee:  $35

Location: DEF Room 248

Instructor: Emily Schmitz

Wife Begins at Forty”

A hilarious comedy you can’t miss!

Wednesday, June 7th

Depart DEF a 10:15am; Return after 5:00pm

Lunch Buffet included! Chicken Kiev, Roast Pork Loin, or

         Country Sausage with Sauerkraut with side and salad.

Fee: $45 per person

Cost includes transportation, lunch, and ticket! 

TWINS vs. Seattle Mariners                

       Thursday, June 15         12:10 game

Bus departs DEF Building at 10:00am sharp

Send your kids to be chaperoned by us or join in on the fun.   (under 5th grade must have a chaperone)

Fee: TICKET & Transportation $25 per person

Approximate bus return 2 hours after game. 

Registration deadline (firm): May 19

Kumihimo Bracelet Class  (adult and teens)

Learn the ancient Japanese art of Kumihimo.  We will braid a bracelet from start to finish using an array of materials. 

Date:  Tuesday, July 25

Time:  6– 8 pm

Location: DEF

Fee:  $18

Ages:  5th Gr. - adult

Instructors: Jen Anfinson

Build Your Own Lures (Kids w/Adults)

Why do fish chase after one lure but ignore the next one?  Do they see every color, certain colors, or none at all?  We will be talking about and looking at a wide variety of gadgets and lures, as well as giving you a chance to make your own to take home and try out.  All the supplies and materials are provided, just bring your creativity.

Date:  Thursday, June 8                     Grade:  Any age

Time:  5 - 5:45pm

Location: RHS Commons

Fee: $15

Speak with your Hands!

American Sign Language


Learn to speak with your hands in this beginning level class! Developing the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in ASL is valuable for helping others, family communications if someone is deaf, and just plain fun as a new mode of expression! You will be introduced to basic sign language vocabulary and finger-spelling. In addition, you will learn various aspects of Deaf culture and history.

High School students and Adults welcome!

Date:  Tuesdays, June 6, 13 & 20

Time:  5:30 - 6:30pm      Fee: $30

Location:  RHS A152

Instructor: Emily Schmitz

Painting Barn Quilts

Painting Barn Quilts is a popular, lively 3-hour class of guided instruction which will take you through the process of barn quilting from beginning to completion. You will choose a quilt pattern from the several dozen offered or you may bring your own (instructor will evaluate difficulty level). You will gain knowledge on measuring, layout, taping and painting as related to barn quilt painting. You will leave with your own masterpiece, ready for hanging and possibly the inspiration to participate in a Barn Quilt Trail in your own neighborhood!!

Date:  Tuesday, June 13

Time:  5:00 - 9:00pm

Location: DEF

Fee:  $42 at time of registration

          $35 for materials at time of class

          Quilt square will be 2 ft. x 2 ft.

Instructor:  Cyndi Buchholz