Community Education Corner: Register for 'The Prom' today

"Join us as we board a Minnesota Coach Bus and head to Chanhassen for a day of fun-filled adventure!" writes Roxy Olsen-Hurst

Little girl smiling in a tent at school
Early Childhood Family Education is based on the idea that parents provide their child’s first and most significant learning environment and parents are their children’s first teachers. The programs works to support parents and caregivers and to enhance their ability to provide the best possible environments for a child’s learning and development. Barnum Community Education offers a variety of Early Childhood Classes. Registration for fall 2023-2024 opens April 1.
Contributed / Roxy Olsen-Hurst

BARNUM — Well, with the ice and snow on Monday, Feb. 27, looks like March is coming in like a lion. On a good note, that means it will go out like a lamb … I hope.

We are busy planning summer here at Barnum Community Education. I’m excited to announce that we will have pickleball, the start of disc golf, a bus trip to the Twins Game, wwimming lessons, and so many more classes, events and programs for kids through adults!

Some upcoming Barnum Community Ed happenings include:

Chanhassen Dinner Theater: “The Prom”

Join us as we board a Minnesota Coach Bus and head to Chanhassen for a day of fun-filled adventure! "The Prom" is a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Throw on a corsage, grab your dance partner, and throw up those jazz hands because ... you belong at the prom!

We will stop at the Stacy Kwik Trip on the way down and at Tobies in Hinckley on the way home.


  • When: Saturday, April 1
  • Time: 7:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Where: 7:20 a.m., Perkins, 40th Ave., Duluth; 7:45 a.m., Super One Cloquet; 8 a.m., Barnum High School; 8:15 a.m., Dave’s Oil Willow River.
  • Cost: $110
  • Maximum group size: 56
  • Deadline to register: 9 a.m., Friday, March 3
  • Register by visiting
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.
He was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Katie Poirier in 1999.
The first-quarter honor roll for Barnum High School.
"Join us at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 or at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 for our annual holiday play!" writes Roxy Olsen-Hurst.
"Join us from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the Barnum Community Center for our free Family Community Halloween Party. Games, candy, cookies and more!" writes Roxy Olsen-Hurst.
"We had a crazy busy summer with programming, but are very excited for our upcoming classes this fall," writes Roxy Olsen-Hurst.
After falling one game shy of a trip to the state tournament last season, the Bombers have their sights set on a deeper run behind a talented mix of newcomers and veterans.

Hands-on classes for all ages

  • Cricut 101: Heat Transfer Vinyl is on March 23 for $25
  • Succulent Planters is on March 20 for $30-50, depending upon how many succulents you want
  • Ceramics with Syd has a variety of dates and times on March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 for $36
  • Bloody Mary’s & Yoga is on March 19 and April 16 from 11-11:45 a.m. for $10
  • Zumba Session 2 is Mondays from 5:30-6:20 p.m., March 13 to April 24 for $42
  • Board Painting with Sheila on April 18 for $40
  • Finance Classes on Retirement on March 16, April 13, or May 18 at 6:30 p.m., for FREE, although registration is required

We are also excited to offer a “Secret Garden” Semi-Formal Family Dance on April 22 from 4:30-8 p.m. instead of our usual Mother Son/ Father Daughter Dances. Cost is $15 per person and includes photos, dinner by Rustic, and music by Pro Sound & Light. Bring the whole family!
To get more information on any of the opportunities listed 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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