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Community Education Corner: Fall classes rolling in Carlton after busy summer

"Currently we have classes being offered for a variety of ages," writes Daisy Rose.

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Children pose with Carlton County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Soderstrom, who also serves as mayor of Carlton, during National Night Out in Carlton on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Contributed / Daisy Rose
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CARLTON — Greetings from Carlton Community Education!

Fall is definitely upon us and classes and programming for Community Education are in full swing, although there wasn’t much of a break over the summer!

Our summer was packed with awesome opportunities for students, adults and families! We held three different camps for children to participate in, there was STEM Camp Jr., STEM Camp and Summer Learning Camp! Two of these camps were held in June and one was held the beginning of August. Numbers were strong and campers and staff alike were busy! We had a total of 140 students participate between the three camps.

Carlton Community Education also sponsored the Bubble Dance Party that took place following the parade during Carlton Daze. It was a popular event that attracted many kids of varying ages. They danced like crazy and enjoyed being surrounded in bubbles!

Another popular event this summer was National Night Out, which was on Tuesday, Aug. 2 in the center of Carlton. It was a fun night to be in town! There was a bounce house for kids, live music, a visit from the Zoomobile, emergency vehicles to explore, free food and more!

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Currently we have classes being offered for a variety of ages. Tae Kwon Do, yoga, folkloric Middle Eastern dance and more! We already held another successful mushroom foraging class in the beginning of September. This continues to be a popular offering, which is exciting!

This week kicks off a returning (new last spring) after-school class for our elementary students called Krafty Kids. Our first session filled up quickly and then it was decided we should add a second date, which also has filled up!

We are excited for the new school year and all that is to come in the future in Carlton Community Education programming!

Please check regularly, via our Facebook page or website , to see what classes and other events are being planned or for important updates. Like our Carlton Community Education page on Facebook, find information on our webpage found through the Carlton School District website, or I always welcome phone calls and emails at 218-384-4225 x213 or drose@carlton.k12.mn.us .

"Community Education Corner," published weekly in the Pine Journal, features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County. Daisy Rose is the director of Carlton Community Education.

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"Since 2001, we’ve been providing students in grades 2-6 with a safe, fun and educational after-school program. We’ve offered every class imaginable from making cribbage boards to snowshoeing to robotics and we’re still going strong," writes Vicki Radzak.