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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Open Gym starts Sunday

  • A new activity for the winter months is Open Gym on Sunday afternoons 1-3 p.m.
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  • A new activity for the winter months is Open Gym on Sunday afternoons 1-3 p.m. for families and children in the Sleepy Eye Elementary School gym. Youth 10 and younger need to bring a parent. Participants bring their own balls and wear gym shoes. This will go until March 17 if there is interest in this type of activity. It is not intended for organized teams.
     
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    ECFE staff members are preparing for the winter-spring series of classes which begin next week. The child’s age as of Sept. 1, determines which class they should be enrolled in. The classes will meet at these times:
     
    • Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Two-year-olds for nine weeks starting Jan. 21
    • Tuesdays, 9 a.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for Mixed Ages and 3-5-year-olds for nine weeks beginning Jan. 22
    • Thursdays, 6-7:15 p.m. Toddlers for eight weeks starting Jan. 24
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    • The Babies classes will be the fourth Saturday
     
    9:30-10:30 a.m., beginning on Jan. 26 for four sessions
     
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    55 Alive Mature Driving classes have begun for the 2013 year. An eight hour first time class is planned for Monday, Jan. 28 and Tuesday, Jan. 29, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Renewal classes will be on Monday, Feb. 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1-5 p.m. Completion of the class allows one to receive a 10 percent discount on vehicle insurance for three years.
     
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    Some other offerings in January include Knitting and Crochet sessions on Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m., All Day Quilting on Saturday, Jan. 26 and an outing to the Northwest Airlines Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
    The Computers 4 Life class is meeting on Mondays and will have a new series starting on Feb. 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Contact Nicole Dummer, 507-354-6750, if you want to take these free classes.
     
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    The Life-Living Series is held at the DAC Auditorium, 15 N State Street in New Ulm. Each program begins at 7 p.m. The next program will be on Monday, Jan. 21, with Educator/Humorist Katy Smith who was the 2011 Teacher of the Year. She is an ECFE teacher. On Monday, Jan. 28, Maria Willits will share her personal story “Shatter the Silence.”
     
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    The Community Education office is located in room 109 of the Sleepy Eye High School. School day office hours are generally 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Since staff is part-time, they may not always be in the building. You can call and leave a message on voicemail, 507-794-7873, and we will get back to you with more information. Another option is to e-mail staff with questions and to sign-up. Addresses are on the school website.
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