Parents of infants, childcare provider workshop planned

A workshop for parents of infants and child care providers will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. It is entitled, “Helping Build Baby’s Brain,” and will be led by Sally Dannenberg. Scientists know that the first five years of life are very important for building a baby’s brain. And that’s exactly what parents and caregivers do every day. Each participant will also receive a book and a special gift for the child. Enter Door #2 and the group will meet in the Lindahl Room. Continuing Education hours will be available.

The first class for families with babies will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Room 318. Our team for the Day of Caring was not needed this year due to lack of work in Sleepy Eye. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in New Ulm for those who wish to participate in this annual event.

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A first time 55 Alive class will be held this coming Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. It will be located in Room 134 at Sleepy Eye High School, so participants need to enter door #2, turn right and go up the stairs to the first classroom. The end time will depend on how many come to class, but be prepared with a sandwich as the group will work through lunch.

The final two renewal classes for 2013 will be on Monday, Nov. 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m. A new set of classes will be scheduled for 2014, with new material and an increase in price.

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Other activities happening are the All Day Quilting class on Saturday, Oct. 12 beginning at 8 a.m. Knitters will be coming again on Oct. 11 and 25 this month at 3:30 p.m. in Room 108.

The Computer Skills training class meets each Monday 3:30-5:30 p.m., in Room 108 at Sleepy Eye High School. This offering is provided free through the Mankato Adult Basic Education of which Sleepy Eye is a member.

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Due to the Education Minnesota workshops, school will not be in session Oct. 17 and 18 and this office will also be closed. School Readiness class and Toddler class will not be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 and Discovery Time will not be in session on Friday, Oct. 18.

The Community Education office is located in Room 109 of the Sleepy Eye High School. School day hours are generally 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Since staff is part-time, they may not always be in the building. You can call and leave a message on voice mail, 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.