Community Education Corner: Make memories this summer in Barnum

"Here at Barnum Community Education, we are offering a bunch of memory-making summer classes! We have variety of classes from pickleball to T-ball to karate to gun safety," writes Roxy Olsen-Hurst.

People pose for a photo after cleaning garbage up along the highway
Bomber Club Staff picking garbage on Monday, May 22, for their Adopt-a-Highway Stretch on Carlton County Road 61 in Barnum.
Contributed / Roxy Olsen-Hurst

BARNUM — This summer, put your phone away for a few days. Make some memories that no one knows about. Make some memories that are just yours.

Woman explains how to use a bow and arrow to three girls, who are holding bows
Cassie Janke, right, of Northern Outdoor Adventure Club, teaches students archery.
Contributed / Roxy Olsen-Hurst

Here at Barnum Community Education, we are offering a bunch of memory-making summer classes! We have variety of classes from pickleball to T-ball to karate to gun safety.

Some upcoming Barnum Community Ed happenings include: 

  • Gun Safety Field Day on June 11
  • T-Ball and Instructional Ball, July 24-Aug. 3
  • Uechi-Ryu Karate-do Kenyukai, July 11-Aug. 22
  • Jazz it up with Ava and Miami from Diamond Dance, June 12-20
  • Theater Camp, June 12-16
  • Pickleball indoors, Tuesdays
  • Band lessons with Mr. G, Wednesdays
  • Keeping the End of Life Sacred informational night on June 7
  • Death Café, second Monday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Free car seat safety checks
  • Swimming lessons, July 10-20
  • Dog obedience, June 13-July 11
  • Elementary girls and boys basketball camps, the week of June 19
  • Grades 5-6 tackle football starts in July
  • Driver’s education
A watercolor created by Olivia Dammer was selected as the winning entry for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
Jody Westerberg described the outpouring they've received since losing 16 goats and two rabbits in a barn fire Saturday, April 8, as "amazing."
New members were inducted on Monday, April 10.
Roxy Olsen-Hurst shares what Barnum Community Education has been up to, and gives us a look at some of the upcoming classes.
The owners were transported to the hospital after their rescue effort.
"Join us as we board a Minnesota Coach Bus and head to Chanhassen for a day of fun-filled adventure!" writes Roxy Olsen-Hurst
The second-quarter honor roll for Barnum High School.
On Jan. 22, Ryan Manahan and his friends built the pit, which will be stored until the snow melts and then placed outside Barnum Elementary School.
There are also three Cricut 101 classes scheduled.
The grant will be used to purchase rain gear for children.

  • Summer reads and tutoring, all summer
  • Tech and Coffee, the first Thursday of each month
  • Pop-Up Yoga with Suzy
  • American Girl Doll Summer Camp on Aug. 14
  • Women’s Walking Club held Wednesday evenings on the bike trail
  • AGE to age Family Nights, June 14 is a BUBBLE DANCE with Diamond M.C. Entertainment
  • CABS Babysitting and Home Alone classes held as a partnership with Carlton and Willow River Community Education
  • Northern Outdoor Adventure Club classes
  • Intro to Woodworking Tools held July 6
  • Women’s Cutting Board Class on Aug. 8-9
  • Kids cross cutting class, July 31
  • Box building class held on July 11-12

We also offer some field trip options for any child in grades K-6!


Two men pose with three children holding books that they read together
Reader Buddies Kenny and Scott pose for a photo with their second grade reader buddies. Every Tuesday, 15 Reader Buddy Volunteers come read to 19 second grade students for an hour.
Contributed / Rosy Olsen-Hurst

To get more information or to register, contact Barnum Community Education at 218-389-0108, or at

"Community Education Corner" features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County. Roxy Olsen-Hurst is the director of Barnum Community Education.

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