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  • Be a Better Writer

    We write everyday: emails, social media posts, work projects, and even non-fiction or creative writing. Improving is just a matter of knowing some simple tricks to make your writing more impactful and readable, and may help get you a promotion at work or avoid rejection from a publisher. In this hands-on session, there will be writing/editing examples and exercises so you can see in real time how to make sentences flow properly while still maintaining reader interest, and you will leave with a workbook full of writing tips and tricks, which is included in the class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.
  • Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

    If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to: *become a “published” writer overnight *submit manuscripts the correct way *find the right publisher for your work *write irresistible query letters *determine when and how to get an agent *100 ways to make money as a freelance writer If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.
  • Beginner's Guide to Using FREE Chat GPT (AI) for Writers

    ChatGPT (AI) is here to stay and is the future for writers and content creators. Don’t be left behind! No prior AI experience required. Do you want to learn how to incorporate the power of cutting-edge technology to gain ideas and inspiration, write web content, articles, and even novels or scripts? In this beginner-friendly course, you’ll learn how to: register for a FREE ChatGPT account input effective writing prompts to avoid nonsense responses build creative content, from stories to marketing copy determine its capabilities and limitations understand ethical/legal considerations using ChatGPT There’s no doubt ChatGPT and similar AI systems will force the job market to evolve. It’s crucial for everyone to adapt, learn new skills, and be open to working in collaboration with AI, so start building your expertise in the world of ChatGPT now! The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.
  • Board Battles

    Who doesn't love a classic board game? Join the Roseville Area Senior Program for this afternoon of fun and recreation! Enjoy a trip down memory lane as you get competitive over games that have been popular for decades!
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: The Woman of the Century

    Eleanor Roosevelt is considered by many to be the most important and remarkable woman of the 20th century. We will look at her life, relationship with FDR, accomplishments and amazing personal character and courage.
  • Explore the World as a Travel Writer

    If you love to travel and love to write, this is for you! We will discuss how to use all your senses in a new destination to create more detailed and in-depth descriptions that capture and maintain readers’ interest, and whether or not you need to include photos with your work. You will also learn how to find and submit your finished product to print and online markets, the business side of travel writing (how to take travel tax deductions), and how to avoid worn-out travel writing cliches. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee.
  • How Good Where the "Good Old Days"?

    Is our desire to return to the "good old days" erroneous? Have we conveniently forgotten about the things which were not very good about those days? Do we tend to ignore all of the really good things happening now? How much is media to blame with its constant focus on the negative and shocking? Let's talk about what was really good about the good old days and what is really good about today.
  • Introduction to Fly Fishing

    Join us for a one-day session to discover the enjoyment of fly fishing. Did you know that, in addition to trout and salmon, you can catch bass, sunfish, northern pike, and muskie on a fly? Or saltwater fish like redfish, bonefish, permit, and tarpon? After taking this class, you’ll be ready to catch all those, and more, with a fly rod. You’ll finish the class knowing about: Fly rods and reels Fly lines and leaders Fly casting Fly selection Knots Safety Clothing and gear Most importantly, you’ll discover whether fly fishing is right for you! Children ages 10-15 are welcome with a parent or other participating adult.
  • Live from Ireland!

    Join Jillian "Live from Ireland" as she shares an eclectic mix of Dublin's public art, architecture, mythology, historical figures, and a little Irish fun.
  • Morning Talks: Loons - Echoes of Serenity and Secrets of the North American Waters

    Join volunteer speaker, Scott Nelson, as we embark on a fascinating journey into the enchanting world of North American loons. These remarkable birds have captured the imaginations of people for generations, and today, we'll explore the myriad ways they stand apart from other birds, both in their unique characteristics and the deep emotions they evoke. As we delve into the intricacies of these graceful creatures, we will uncover what makes them truly special. Their haunting calls echoing across serene lakes, their distinctive black-and-white plumage, and their elegant yet powerful presence distinguish them from other water birds. But beyond their physical traits, loons hold a special place in our hearts, eliciting feelings of nostalgia, serenity, and perhaps even a touch of mystery. For many of us, loons are not just birds; they are carriers of memories - from tranquil summer evenings spent by the water's edge to the solace found in their melancholic calls. Today, we will explore not only the biological aspects that set loons apart but also the emotions and memories they evoke in us. So, sit back, relax, and let's embark on this journey to uncover the secrets and sentiments surrounding the North American loon. Together, we will celebrate the beauty of these magnificent birds and the profound impact they have on our hearts and minds.
  • Raising Backyard Chickens

    Discuss the joy, benefits and the challenges of keeping chickens in an urban setting. Topics will include but not be limited to: Breeds, Nutrition/Feeds, Housing, Getting Started, Welfare Issues and Bio-Security. Participants will receive a certificate that is accepted by Mpls Animal Control; a prerequisite for issuing a permit to keep chickens. This class will be held on Zoom.
  • Self Defense Fundamentals (Adult)

    Find strength and confidence in learning self-defense fundamentals. Learn effective responses to practical situations, experience hands-on exercises, and unlock what you are capable of in order to defend yourself.
  • So You Want to Be Anti-Racist?

    This six week virtual course is offered to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of what it means to be anti-racist. Participants will be given tools to engage in uncomfortable conversations, develop their racial literacy, and begin to unpack how race operates in their everyday lives often without consent and/or acknowledgement, all the while building the muscles to move into action! Join us online! This class will be held online. We will send you a link to access the class. Simply click the link and Kristen and Meghan will lead you through the class from the comfort of your own home!
  • Sound Healing

    Sound Healing, through various techniques and technologies, is the educated and conscious use of the energy of sound to reach identified goals and promote wellness in the human system – including the expansion of consciousness. Sound Healing is founded on the premise that all matter is vibrating at specific frequencies. In this class you will need a mat and a pillow, perhaps a blanket, as you relax and enjoy the playing of 7 chakra singing bowls and other modes of sound healing.
  • Write Your Life Story

    You don’t need to be famous to have a legacy to leave behind. Create an inspirational autobiography for family, friends, and others. Learn how to recall vivid memories, analyze events and people that shaped who you are, and bring your story to life. Your handout, included in the class fee, will have an outline to help you organize and write your memoir step-by-step. Printing/publishing options will also discussed.
  • Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites

    You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for anyone’s online blog, magazine, or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, conduct interviews and create interesting content, protect your copyright, write query letters, and then use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self published novel. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.