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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • ECFE classes begin this week

  • The first All Day Quilting class for this calendar year will be on Saturday. Sewers begin coming at 8 a.m. and some stay until 4 p.m. Many bring a project that has been started and work on it for the day. As with many quilters, more than one project may be going at one time, so many begin a new project with plans to finish it on their own time.
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  • The first All Day Quilting class for this calendar year will be on Saturday. Sewers begin coming at 8 a.m. and some stay until 4 p.m. Many bring a project that has been started and work on it for the day. As with many quilters, more than one project may be going at one time, so many begin a new project with plans to finish it on their own time.
     
    The participants bring an item to share for morning or afternoon coffee time or the noon meal. It is best to bring a portable sewing machine as the stitches and seam allowances will be the same when you work on your project at home. In case a machine is not available, we have access to a couple that can be used for the day. Other classes during the winter-spring sessions will be on the fourth Saturday of the upcoming months.
     
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    A first time eight hour class for 55 Alive is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 and Tuesday, Jan. 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. both evenings. Taking the first class allows one to receive a discount on vehicle insurance for three years before taking a renewal class. Renewal classes will be on Monday, Feb. 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1-5 p.m.
     
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    The nine and eight week sessions of ECFE classes began this week with many families returning from the fall session plus a number of new faces. Parents and children can join the classes at any time for some great parent-child time, circle times and parent discussions. 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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    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. Her phone number was wrong in the Brown County Reminder edition of Community Education offerings so use 507-354-6750. Nicole works at the Workforce Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and offers the same 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 last program is on Monday, Jan. 28. Maria Willits will share her personal story “Shatter the Silence.”
     
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    There has not been any interest in our outing on Wednesday, Jan. 30 to the NWA History Centre so it is canceled. The next outing scheduled is to “Mahalia” at the Old Log Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 21. It is a musical tracing the life and career of the gospel singer. Dinner choices are requested as well with sign up due Feb. 13.
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    An early deadline is in place for “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Chanhassen on Wednesday, March 13. To keep our reservation, sign up is due Feb. 13.
     

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