Community Education Corner: Tech & Coffee, Yoga with Suzy, Zumba and more

Here is a list of upcoming activities/events/classes Barnum Community Education is offering:

American Girl Doll Book Club Summer Camp “Saige” was held on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, through Barnum Community Education. Thirteen girls attended, pictured with their doll-sized hot air balloons. All girls also received a copy of the book, “Saige” by Jessie Haas thanks to an AGE to age grant from Northland Foundation. Contributed / Roxy Olsen-Hurst

Welcome September!

I know in Barnum we had a super busy summer offering a variety of Community Ed activities!

Here is a list of upcoming activities/events/classes we are offering:

Tech & Coffee: Want help using your cell phone, nook, kindle, iPad, laptop? Need help navigating social media?Want your phone hooked up to your car? We can try to help! Nathat Rimolde from RTS Technology and Community Ed staff are on hand to help! Tech & Coffee is held the first Thursday of every month: Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 from 9-11 a.m. at Chickadee Coffeehouse & Deli in Barnum. Coffee or tea is available! No need to register, just show up!

The AGE to age planning meeting to help plan future events, classes and programs will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at noon in the Community Ed office at Barnum High School. Please RSVP so I can order lunch!


AGE to age is looking for reading volunteers in our preschool classroom and with our American Girl Doll Book Club. The introductory meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Barnum Elementary School's Bomber Club. RSVP so I can order lunch!

Yoga with Suzy starts back up on Wednesday nights from Sept. 22 to Dec. 8 for 10 sessions. Yoga Stretch is from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Yoga Fit is 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Barnum High School Media Center. The cost is $60 per class or $110 for both. You must register prior to class!

New this year, ZUMBA! Join instructor Jan Pufall for this lighter Zumba class (with no jumping) while listening to fun music while you get your cardio workout in! Classes start Monday, Sept. 13 and run through Oct. 18 (eight classes) from 5:30-6:20 p.m. in the Barnum Elementary School cafeteria. The cost is $39 and you must register prior to class starting!

Our next story book walk in the Barnum High School Nature Center will be from Sept. 24-27. We will have the book “The Little Red Hen” by Byron Barton. Walk the Nature Center trail while enjoying the story with your family. Good for all ages. We will also have bread recipes for a limited amount of participants! Park at the top of the football field and follow the signs to the entrance of the Story Book walk.

Also NEW this year, NIGHT TIME ECFE Class! Have kids from birth-preschool aged? Siblings are welcome as well. We’d love to have your family attend! The sessions will be held Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m. There will be open play time and a parent/child activity from 5-5:30 p.m., a light dinner and circle time will take place from 5:30-6 p.m., then there will be 45 minutes of parent education time while the kids play with a licensed teacher! The cost is based on a sliding fee scale. Contact us to register, we’d love to have you join us!

As always, check out our website: to stay updated on all our class offerings! Register by calling the Barnum Community Education office at 218-389-0108 or email me at

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