Community Education Corner: Birth class, father-daughter dance and more

This weekly column in Pine Journal features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.

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I cannot believe it’s almost spring. February flew by and March is almost here!

Below are just a few of the fun upcoming classes we are offering here in Barnum. you can be a resident from anywhere to attend Community Education classes!

DayTrippers Spring Musical Dinner Theatre “The Bikini’s": You’ll laugh, you’ll cry ... you’ll do the Limbo! Reliving their heyday from the summer of ’64, these four inseparable friends, who won the Belmar Beach Talent Contest wearing just their bikinis, offer a nonstop celebration of song from their early days through the next two decades. Come ride the LCS Coach bus to Bloomington and enjoy dinner and a show! The event is on Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the cost is $90. Pick-up locations in Barnum, Moose Lake and Willow River. the deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Pregnancy, labor and birth workshop: Intro to childbirth, labor ‘map’ and strategies for a great birth experience: Alisha Stoltzfus, an experienced birth and postpartum doula, will lay the foundations and discuss what to expect in terms of how birth feels physically, and how you might prepare for that experience. We will also explore the science of hormones (did you know that your adrenaline levels increase to 900% their normal levels in labor?), anatomy and physiology, go over the labor blueprint or "map," and discuss strategies you can utilize. Snacks will be provided, and there will be opportunities for you to connect with other attendees. We want this class to feel informative, inspiring, empowering and nurturing. It will be held on Saturday, March 28, 1-4 p.m. in the ECFE room at the Barnum Elementary. There is no cost, but you must register in advance.

Father Daughter Dance “A Walk on the Wild Side”: Girls, grab the important male figure in your life, forget who else is in the room, get out of your seat and make memories you won’t forget! The dance will be held on Saturday, March 28. Pictures by Valhalla Digital Studios start at 5 p.m. The Grand March is at 5:45 p.m. with dinner by Chickadees Coffee House and Deli to follow at 6 p.m. Music by Pro Sound and Light will run from 6-8 p.m. The cost to attend is $35 per couple and $10 for each additional daughter.


Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Kenyukai: Join Sensei Marie Nybom’s next karate session starting Thursday, March 5, then Tuesdays from March 10 through April 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mahtowa Salem School. The cost is $47 for ages 8 and up. If you register three students at the same time, you only pay for two! Participants are required to sign a waiver.

Board painting with Sheila: Come make a one-of-a-kind board painting in a few hours while enjoying your favorite dinner and drink at Chickadees Coffeehouse and Deli in Barnum! You can pick out a board design from one of Sheila's samples or create one of your own ideas! The cost is $35.

Zumba: This brand new, slightly modified Zumba class will be starting Wednesday, April 8 in the Barnum Elementary Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. and will run for six weeks. The routines will be fun and the music will be motivating! Bring gym shoes and a water bottle. Be prepared to work off those calories in a fun way! The cost is $6 per class or $34 for all six classes.

To get more information or to register for any of the classes above, please contact Barnum Community Education at 218-389-0108, , or online at

"Community Education Corner," published weekly in the Pine Journal, features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.

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