Programs

Cards & Games

Games include:

  • 15 (Card game): Play 15 hands. It is not necessary to know how to play the game, which is easy to learn. 
  • 500 Cards
  • Bridge: Interested in playing party bridge on Mondays and/or Thursdays? Some experience necessary. If you have not played recently, you are welcome to come and join us in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. To sign up, contact Charlotte Clark at 507-454-0903.
  • Billiards: Two regulation size tables; use cues provided or bring your own. All levels of players welcome. Tournaments are held throughout the year.
  • Table Tennis (ping pong): Available to use when programs are not going on in the Main Room.
  • Texas Hold ’Em Poker: This game is for those who already know how to play. However, lessons are available on request. 

Programs offered year-round.

Clubs

Available Clubs:

  • The Bike & Hike Club: Weekly rides on Mondays. Ride 7 to 11 miles on bike trails at a moderate pace and return for socialization.
  • Book Club: Read the month’s selection and you are welcome to bring your lunch to class.
  • Bundles of Love: Make hand made items for needy babies: quilts, afghans, sleepers, onesies and receiving blankets. Volunteers needed for sewing, crocheting, knitting and cutting materials.
  • Woodcarving: Fall/Winter only. Members carve objects by hand from wood, all levels welcome from the beginner to the advanced. Bring your own tools and wood.

Computers

Computers are available for members to use. There are five stations throughout the building to work on computers; four stations are PC’s and one station is an Apple. If you need help with computers or a personal device, then call ahead to make an appointment for assistance. 

Students may be available for one-on-one assistance for the following: 

  • Cell phones
  • Computer basics
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Internet
  • iPad
  • Kindle
  • Nook
  • Tablets

We are not responsible for programs or downloads to your personal devices.

Educational

Minnesota Safety Council Defensive Driving

Minnesota Safety Council Defensive Driving 55 and over June 5, 2020 - Not offered at this time.

  • Initial Course  If you are 55 or older, you can save money on your car insurance premiums and become a better driver. Minnesota law requires insurance companies to offer you a 10% reduction for 3 years if you complete the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course, which is taught by professional certified instructors. Course is two-4 hour classroom sessions, no driving or written test required. A certificate provided for your insurance company after both classes have been completed.
  • Refresher Course  4 hour safety driving class with 10% discount on insurance, which is for those who have already taken an initial 8 hour class. No driving and no written test. You will receive a certificate of completion to provide your insurance company. 

Note: Wisconsin residents must ask their insurance agent if they will cover the 10% discount.

Teleconferencing

We would like you to know of our membership with Senior Learning Network (SLN) and due to your membership with us, you too, are a member of SLN. This is live, teleconferencing of some of our nation’s most prestigious and wonderful museums, parks, and libraries. SLN brings remarkable people and programs right into your world. 

Visit behind the scenes of the ballet and talk to dancers about their current performance or career; talk to the National Archives on research in genealogy; interact with authors to discuss their books and writing style; learn from scientists why they are trying to replicate spider silk. Anything you can imagine can be brought to you with teleconferencing.

Seminars

The Center has many experts within the community. Our programming brings in numerous speakers on their area of expertise, such as Master gardeners, physicians, new age alternative medicines, nature programs and more.