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Help Wanted:                                                                                                                        College Student and Adult 50+ for Paid Summer Work Opportunity

Barnum Community Education’s AGE to age Program is seeking an interested college student and an adult 50+ for a paid summer intergenerational work experience.  We are seeking one college student (must have at least finished freshman year).  We are also seeking an adult 50+.  Together this fellowship team will support community planning and social engagement efforts, while fostering interactions between generations. Varied duties including recruitment of participants for intergenerational programs, publicity, activity coordination and supervision. Fellows will work with identified AGE to age to partners. Good communication skills, basic technology skills (smart phone, computer skills-be willing to learn), positive attitude and responsible work ethic required. Anticipated start date: June 1, 2021-August 2021, with the possibility of staying through November. $2500 stipend.

Contact Roxy Olsen-Hurst, Community Education Director, Barnum School District. or call 218-389-0108.

Deadline to apply: May 3, 2021

Email resume to the email above or mail to:
ISD 91 Community Education 3675 County Road 13, Barnum, MN 55707.


Help Wanted: 2 Summer Reads Ameri Corp Positions available

Spend your summer helping students learn about literacy while having fun! Join our top-notch Community Ed staff in Barnum while gaining experience and training in an educational setting.

Dates are estimated June 7 -August 6

*More info coming soon! Contact Roxy at or 218-389-0108 if interested.


Winter-Spring 2021 Classes  

*Class Updates/Cancelations are in LIME Green noted below* 


Let’s Talk About Medicare Insurance

This is an educational meeting about Medicare and Medicare insurance. We will discuss what Medicare covers, what it costs and how to enroll. We will review the types of Medicare insurance available and the factors to consider when deciding what type of insurance is best for you. 

Presenters: Tom Hill and Jill Ehrman, True Partners Insurance Brokers, Licensed Medicare Insurance Brokers

Date: Thu. Apr 22

Time: 6pm

Location: Barnum High School Board Room 

Cost: FREE, but Registration is REQUIRED

Deadline: Thu. Apr 15


Yoga with Suzy

Pretty much the most awesome workout ever. Join Suzy for a laid back, fun yoga session.  This session she is offering two different options. An easier, stretch-based yoga and/or a Strength-Cardio Infused yoga.  Take one or the other or BOTH!

When: Weds, Feb 3, 17, 24 (NO 10), March 3, 17, 31 (NO 10 or 24), April 7, 14, 21, 28

Session #1: 5:30-6:15p Yoga Stretch, This class is perfect for yoga beginners who want to practice gentle, basic yoga poses. The focus will be gentle stretching and relaxation.

Session #2: 6:30-7:15p Yoga Fit, This will be a faster-paced class best suited for those who have some familiarity with yoga.  Yoga poses that build flexibility and strength will be combined with bursts of cardio for a full-body workout.  Come prepared to sweat!

Cost: $60/session or $110/both (*-$6 if you took the last class)

Location: Barnum High School Media Center

Instructor: Suzy Berger

Bring: *Masks must be worn, Yoga Mat, Water Bottle, Small Towel




“Board Painting with Sheila”

Come make a one of a kind board painting in a few hours!  You must contact Shelia to request a board, stain color, and quote.  She has the standard 18×11 or 24×6 solid boards, 7 different stains, and unlimited designs.  Email her at or call/text her at 218-391-7698.  More designs are on her Facebook page and website: https// or

When: Tuesday, April 13 at Mahtowa Covenant Church

Time: 5:30-7:30p

Cost: $35/ session ($30 made out to Sheila Fetters, you will pay her via card when you contact her for your board, and a check for $5 made out to ISD 91)

Where: Chickadees Coffeehouse & Deli

Instructor:  Sheila Fetters

*We need a minimum of 6 people to hold this class, max of 15.

Deadline:   1 week prior to class. 


Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Kenyukai

Class size is limited to 14.

When: Session #2: Tuesdays, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr 6, 13

Session #3: Tuesdays, Apr 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 *Jun 1 OFF, June 8, 15

Session #4: Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug 3, 10, 17

Session #5: Tuesdays, Sep 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

Session #6: Tuesdays, Nov 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec 7, 14, 21

Time:  6:30 – 8:00p

Where:  Mahtowa Salem School

Instructor:  Sensei Marie Nyblom

Cost:   $47

Ages:  8 and up

Participants will be required to sign a waiver.

Deadline: The Tue before the start of class.


Driver’s Education

Classes are 30 hours and held online with Mille Lacs Driving Instruction LLC. Cost is $360, $100 paid during the classroom portion, $240 paid during behind the wheel.  Classes are open to students 14 or older.

June 7-18

July 12-23

Sept 20-Oct 1

To Register, call Tim or Katrina Roth, 320-676-3409 or 952-836-5535 or email


  Catch & Release Gymnastics & Cheer Classes available

Deb has gymnastics and cheer classes available.  Contact Deb for other openings as well!

Where:  Catch & Release Tumble & Cheer Club, 461 Arrowhead Lane, Moose Lake

Instructor:  Deb Briske, USA Gymnastics and USA Cheer Certified

Cost:  ranges per class

Participants will be required to sign a waiver with Catch & Release.                  

  *Contact Deb at  218-409-1649 or


Tech & Coffee

Want to learn how to use your cell phone? Nook? Kindle? iPad? Laptop? New to Social Media? Want to learn more? Join us for a fun morning to learn how to use your electronics or play around on one of our computers.          Community Ed staff will be here to teach you.

Date: First Thursday of every Month: May 6, Jun 3, Jul 1, Aug 5

Time: 9:00-11:00a

Where: Chickadees Coffee House & Deli

Cost: FREE

Coffee available.

*Masks required*



American Girl Doll Book Club

Join Ms. Roxy for American Girl Doll Book Club this Spring!!  We are offering the following 3 sessions.  Each night consists of snack, reading, crafts, projects, playtime, and never-ending fun!!  You don’t need to have an American Girl Doll, any doll or stuffy work for us!  Your doll is welcome to join us too!

Session #2Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, 3-4:30pm, cost $24, Book: “Designs by Isabelle” *Girls will get their own copy of the book to keep thanks to our Reading Thru the Ages Grant from Northland Foundation.

Session #3Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, 3-4:30pm, cost $24, Book: “Z Yang, The Real Z” *Girls will need their iPad’s to make stop motion videos for this session.

Location: Barnum Elementary ECFE Room, Please pick up from the bus alley, I will walk the girls outside when we are completed.

Ages: 2nd-6th grade students (Maximum of 14 kids)

Deadlines: April 1, April 29

Note: If we change to hybrid or distance learning, we will continue to meet via Google Meet.



Walking Club

Walking before and after school on scheduled school days.  You HAVE to be registered and be signed up for a time slot.  Walking is available before school from 6-7:30 am and from 3:30-5pm. (time slots available: 6-7am or 3:30-4:30pm or 4-5pm)  You must sign in daily on the sign-in sheet on the Community Ed Office Door.  You must have clean, dry shoes to wear.  Masks must be worn at all times.  Socially distanced 6′ at all times.  You need to bring your own water bottle, water fountains are closed.


Grab & Go Welcome Signs

Sheila Fetters has made us some great wooden Welcome signs as a grab and go project! All materials are provided.  Stained wooden board, welcome vinyl stencil, paint, sponges, and a vinyl removal tool.  All embellishments are added at your own discretion ie. twine, bows, designs, etc… Each board is uniquely different.

Cost: $50

Email or call to request yours today! They are in hand in my office.

Grab & Go Weekend Bins

Grab & Go Bins are available for check out from Thursday-Monday.  I will deliver if reasonable.  Cost is $15/bin and includes almost everything you need for the projects.  You keep everything you make and return everything back to me. A shopping list of items needed is taped to the lid of the bin. Contact me to reserve a bin at or 218-389-0108. 

Frozen Movie Marathon-2 bins are available.  One with the DVDs, one without. Items include Frozen punch, slime, snow dough, coloring sheets, snowflakes, sock Olaf, paper crafts, pipe cleaner snowflakes, snacks, cocoa, popcorn in Olaf cups, and more! $15

Winter Activities-Bin includes snow paint, items for making and erupting a snow volcano, no-sew Gnome, snow dough, pipe cleaner snowflakes, an indoor snowball fight, s’mores, DIY Bird feeders, and more! $15

DIY Kids Jewelry– Bin includes friendship bracelets, loom bands, beads, and items to make pony bead geckos.  $15

Stamping Art Jewelry-This Bin includes 2 stamping sets to make your own customized metal stamped art!  Make necklaces, bracelets, keychains, and more! $15

Acrylic Pouring Art- Bin includes a variety of canvas, glass tiles to make coasters, many different paint color combination options, a plastic table cloth, Mod Podge sealer, felt, hot glue, plastic cups, and stir sticks.  $15

SnowshoesWinter can be brutal for sun-loving people who love to exercise outdoors. When the snow falls and the temperature drops, sunshiny forms of exercise may be tough, if not impossible. That doesn’t mean you can’t burn it up outside though — you just have to learn to love a Winter sport. One of my favorites is snowshoeing because it’s fairly inexpensive, as easy as walking, as challenging as running, and it’s a way to appreciate the beauty of Old Man Winter. In an hour of stomping around in the snow, you’ll burn 433 calories. The bin includes 2 adult pairs and 2 child pairs of snowshoes.  $15

Coming Soon– Cricut Explore Air 2 w/ iPad and Cricut Design Space Crafting Saturday sign up. Now it’s faster and easier than ever to create personalized, professional-looking DIY projects with the Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine-Mint. It’s the fastest cutting machine and can cut over 100 materials from paper to leather for a wide range of projects from cards and custom t-shirts to home decor. Flexible and easy-to-use, this machine can be also used when on the go. Cost: TBD

Snowshoe Trail: Check out our snowshoe trail in the school forest.  Start by the Football concession stand, follow the trail around the football field fence, and enter one of the trails with the hot pink flags (signs will be posted soon). The main trail loops and reconnects and brings you back to the top of the football field.  Estimated 1 mile loop. There are a few side trails we are working on as well.  They aren’t marked with flags, just follow the tracks! This is an exciting new project for us in partnership with our Northland Foundation AGE to age grant.  This spring we will add a story walk to the loop in the woods! 


Barnum Community Education, 3675 County Road 13, Barnum, MN  55707

Office Phone: 218-389-0108

Coordinator: Roxy Olsen-Hurst,

Assistant: Courtney Sieckert,

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