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  • Adult Basketball Open Gym

    Bring your own basketball. Open to ages 17 and up. Please, no children for safety reasons.NO NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE. Just show up and play!
  • Adult Volleyball Open Gym

    OPEN GYM IS NOW OPEN AS SCHEDULED.  REPAIRS TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM FLOOR HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.Two courts of play available. Co-ed teams formed each night. Come and join this fun group and get some great exercise. Open to ages 17 and up.NO NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE. Just show up and play!
  • Aqua Exercise

    Low to medium impact exercises performed in shallow water. Workouts include cardiovascular and muscle toning exercises that are easy on your joints, but still work your heart and major muscle groups. No swimming skills necessary to join. Dates: September 5 - December 28 (Pool closed Nov. 12, 14,16, 23 & Dec. 24) Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 6:30 - 7:30 am Open to adults and students over 17 years of age.Fitness cards may be purchased at the pool or online. Valid for one year and good for Lap Swim, Aqua Exercise and Master Swim! Adult Prices: 4 month Unlimited (September - December): $112 20 Punches: $85 10 Punches: $45 5 Punches: $25 Per Visit: $6Senior Prices:4 month Unlimited (September - December): $9720 Punches: $65 10 Punches: $35 5 Punches: $20 Per Visit: $5 Pick up a monthly pool calendar from the literature rack outside the Community Education Office or look online at www.orono.k12.mn.us and look under Community Education. The pool schedule is subject to change.
  • Clay Open Studio

    Have you taken a pottery class and are looking for more time to explore your passion with clay? Are you an advanced student looking to work in a fun, friendly environment? Open Studio is a place where you can practice new skills and work independently on projects of your choice. All skill levels welcome, but a beginner class or prior experience is recommended. $25 per bag of clay is payable in class, which includes glazing and firing fees.
  • Creative Curriculum Training for Preschool

    Creative Curriculum Training for Preschool will be presented by a Teaching Strategies Gold professional. Participants will receive a certificate for 12 hours of curriculum training. Participants are encouraged to bring any Creative Curriculum volumes and daily resources their programs may have. 
  • Dancing Tots - Parent & Child

    In this parent-child class for toddlers, Large motor skills are enhanced with an emphasis on fun and play through dance. Participants learn to feel musical rhythm and follow directions while dancing with their peers. Pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes required for students. 
  • Destination Imagination

    If you already have a team, you may register and pay the fee.  If you are interested in joining Destination Imagination, but do not have a team yet, you may register with no fee and you will be contacted via email for an informational meeting at a later date.The largest academic team competition in the world!Do something BIG. Destination Imagination is designed to inspire students to use creativity in working through challenges. It is highly encouraged for gifted and talented students! The challenges to choose from fit every interest area: technical, scientific, structural, fine arts, improvisational, service learning.Destination Imagination Facts in a Nutshell! Students can participate from any grade K-12. Teams choose the challenge they want to work on based on their interests and skills. Teams can have 2 to 7 members and can be boy only, girl only or mixed gender. Teams can be multi-grade but will compete at elementary, middle school and high school levels based on the oldest team member’s age. Teams recruit their own members but Community Education will help spread the word! Each team will set its own meeting schedule and start when they choose but must be ready for the Regional Tournament by the end of February. Each team needs a parent or adult team manager (or managers). No experience necessary, just willingness to support the kids, learn and have fun! Support and training will be provided. Students who love DI enjoy high level thinking, creative problem solving and teamwork and have skills and talents in areas such as science, engineering, writing, performance, art, design and music. Orono has a strong DI tradition; many teams in the past have gone on to global competition. More information, videos and challenge previews for this year are available at www.idodi.org. Contact Melanie DeLuca at mdeluca@orono.k12.mn.us if you need more information about forming a team or help recruiting members. If your team is ready to go, encourage parents to register their students so we can purchase your team membership and you can get started!Grades K - 2: $60       Grades 3 - 12: $90 Destination Imagination State Website
  • Engineering for Kids STEM Club

    The Engineering For Kids STEM Club introduces students to a new, hands-on lesson every week from various engineering disciplines. For each lesson, students focus on developing 21st Century skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and peer collaboration. Class 1: Environmental Engineering: Solar Power, Industrial Engineering: Simple Machines - Pulleys, Marine Engineering: Paddle Boats, Aerospace Engineering: Whirling Wonders. Class 2: Mechanical Engineering: Weird and Wacky Contraption, Chemical Engineering: Oobleck, Civil Engineering: Smarter Than Your Average Bear, Mechanical Engineering: Wind Up Robots. Class 3: Environmental Engineering: Goin’ Fishin’, Marine Engineering: Zip Sail, Aerospace Engineering: Kites, Electrical Engineering: Light It Up.
  • Fused Glass Nativity Ornaments

    Create a nativity scene out of fused glass! A set of three holiday ornaments that incorporate a shepherd, three wise men and a manger complete this festive project. $15 material fee payable the night of class to the instructors. Due to the fusing cycle, you will need to return to the studio on Wednesday evening of the following week or make alternate arrangements with the instructors to pick up your piece. 
  • Fused Glass Open Studio

    Fused Glass Open Studio provides time and space to create fused glass projects for beginner and advanced participants. A facilitator will be on hand for advice and support. A $25 fee will be collected to cover supplies. The participant is asked to bring their own glass (COE90-preferred), cutting tools and molds (sharing of materials is also an option). It is recommended that participants have taken at least one fused glass class before joining Open Studio. 
  • Grandparent & Me: Gingerbread Decorating Party

    Back again by popular demand! Love the look of homemade gingerbread houses for the holidays, but hate the mess it makes of your kitchen? In this special one night event, let your little one and their grandparents go gingerbread, candy and frosting crazy to create their very own gingerbread house to take home for the holidays. Of course, no night is complete without holiday cookie decorating! Join us for a fun night of quality bonding time between grandparent and grandchild. There’s no shortage of holiday happiness here!
  • Handmade Holiday Ornaments

    Create and then glaze amazing handmade holiday ornaments out of clay! Get in the holiday spirit with ceramic trees, stars, snowflakes and more. Adorn your tree at home or give them as gifts to friends and family. You will take home approximately 10 ornaments, time dependent. No previous pottery experience required.
  • Holiday Dance Party

    Join us for an afternoon full of dancing fun! We will explore basic dance steps and learn ballet and jazz routines to holiday music. We will also play fun dancing games and make a holiday craft to take home. Ballet or jazz shoes encouraged but not required.
  • Holiday Fused Glass Ornaments

    Embellish your tree or home with holiday-themed fused glass! Choose from a variety of ornament styles (snowmen, trees, stars, snowflakes, penguins, etc.) to create for your holiday décor. You can create up to four ornaments (time dependent). $15 material fee payable the night of class to the instructors. Due to the fusing cycle, you will need to return to the studio on Wednesday evening of the following week or make alternate arrangements with the instructors to pick up your piece. 
  • How to Cut the Cable Cord

    Cable (or satellite) television is the single most expensive utility for many households. This class will show you many viewing options that are free or much lower cost than cable. We'll discuss the pros and cons of cable, how to get internet without cable, how to get TV from your computer onto your television and much, much more. Find out how, and why, thousands of TV watchers are ditching cable forever!
  • JO Volleyball - Team 12-1

    All team placements were made based on tryouts done on November 4th. No new registrations allowed without Community Education approval.Player and parent meeting Sunday, November 11, 6 - 7:30 pm at Orono Middle School Auditorium. Go to https://sites.google.com/a/orono.k12.mn.us/jovolleyball/ for additional JO Volleyball information.
  • JO Volleyball - Team 14-1

    All team placements were made based on tryouts done on November 4th. No new registrations allowed without Community Education approval.Player and parent meeting Sunday, November 11, 6 - 7:30 pm at Orono Middle School Auditorium. Go to https://sites.google.com/a/orono.k12.mn.us/jovolleyball/ for additional JO Volleyball information.
  • Krumkake, Pizzelle, Sandbakkelse, Rossettes - Four Famous Ethnic Cookies

    Krumkake, Pizzelle, Sandbakkelse and Rosettes! Learn to create the rolled Norwegian cookie, Krumkakes, made with cream, butter, cinnamon and often flavored with vanilla. Next we will make Italian Pizzelles, which are baked on the top of the stove using an iron, but are a flat, anise-flavored cookie also flavored with vanilla. The chewy, almond Swedish Sandbakkelse are delicate golden brown in color and are baked in tiny tins to resemble tarts. Finally, we will master deep fried Rosettes – the exceedingly fragile, paper thin Scandinavian delicacies dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Expect great recipes plus the many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success! Bring containers to take your creations home safely. The class is for adults 18 years old and up only. $13 supply fee payable to instructor at class.
  • Lap Swim

    Dates: September 5 - December 28 (Pool closed Nov. 12, 14,16, 23 & Dec. 24) Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 6 - 7:430 am Open to adults and students over 15 years of age. Fitness cards may be purchased at the pool or online. Valid for one year and good for Lap Swim, Aqua Exercise and Master Swim! Adult Prices: 4 month unlimited (September - December): $11220 Punches: $85 10 Punches: $45 5 Punches: $25 Per Visit: $6 Senior Prices:4 month unlimited (September - December): $9720 Punches: $65 10 Punches: $35 5 Punches: $20 Per Visit: $5 Pick up a monthly pool calendar from the literature rack outside the Community Education Office or look online at www.orono.k12.mn.us and look under Community Education. The pool schedule is subject to change.
  • Masters Swim

    Participants must register with US Masters swimming at www.usms.org. The Membership is $52 for the calendar year; which includes the US Masters and MN Masters registration fees. Fee is prorated depending on time of year you register. Swim workout available upon request.Dates: September 5 - December 28 (Pool closed Nov. 12, 14,16, 23 & Dec. 24) Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5 - 6:15 am Fitness cards may be purchased at the pool or online. Valid for one year and good for Lap Swim, Aqua Exercise and Master Swim! Adult Prices:4 month unlimited (September - December): $11220 Punches: $85 10 Punches: $45 5 Punches: $25 Per Visit: $6 Senior Prices:4 month unlimited (September - December): $9720 Punches: $65 10 Punches: $35 5 Punches: $20 Per Visit: $5 Pick up a monthly pool calendar from the literature rack outside the Community Education Office or look online at www.orono.k12.mn.us and look under Community Education. The pool schedule is subject to change.
  • Metro Marlins Swim Team

    Metro Marlins is open to ages 7 - 18. The Metro Marlins Swim Team is a member team of USA Swimming. The program includes conditioning, stroke technique, dryland training, team-building opportunities, Metro Marlins in-house meets, and swim meets against other Minnesota swim teams. Anyone interested in competitive swimming is invited to try out. Our team is divided into four levels: Red, White, Blue and Silver. All levels are encouraged to join USA Swimming and compete at meets. Swimmers who have not swam with Metro Marlins in the last year, or are new to the program, need to be evaluated for team placement on September 11th & 12th from 6 - 7:30 pm. Final team placement will be based on swimmer's performance.SEASON: September 17 - Early March  Practice schedules may be adjusted due to team enrollment numbers.No practice September 27, October 2, 31, November 6, 22, 23, December 24, 25, 31, January 1, 24, 29RED TEAM: Entry level team. The focus of this team is on the fundamentals of all four competitive swim strokes. Swimmers must be able to swim the following without stopping: 25 yards front crawl with side breathing, and 25 yards backstroke. Encouraged but not required to compete in swim meets.Red Team Fee: $272 or 4 payments of $68.Red Team Practice: Monday & Friday   5:30 - 6:30 pmWHITE TEAM:  Focus is on proper stroke technique, along with starts and turns. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of the following: Freestyle, Backstroke, and either Breaststroke or Butterfly in good form. Must be able to do open turns: flip turns are desirable. Must be able to perform a standing dive from the edge of the pool. Required to compete in a minimum of 3 USA Swimming sanctioned events, excludes in-house meetsWhite Team Fee:  $407 or 4 payments of $101.75White Team Practice: Monday, Wednesday, Friday   5:30 - 6:45 pm BLUE TEAM: Focus is on providing young swimmers with more stroke, starts, and turn technique; along with endurance needed to succeed as a competitive swimmer. Swimmers must be able to swim 50-100 yards of all four competitive strokes with proper form. Must know racing turns and starts. Required to compete in a minimum of four USA Swimming sanctioned meets, excluding in-house and championship meets.Blue Team Fee: $769 or 4 payments of $192.25 Blue Team Practice:  Monday , Wednesday, Friday 6:45 - 8:15 pm                                  Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 7 pm SILVER TEAM: This group is for advanced swimmers 13 years or older. The focus for this group is technique and training to be successful and meet the demands of competitive swimming. These swimmers are also expected to be leaders to the rest of the team, displaying good sportsmanship, dedication, responsibility; both in the water and out. Required to compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets, excluding in-house and championship meets.Silver Team Fee: $819 or 4 payments of $204.75 (If swimmer is also on the High School Swim Team, this rate will be prorated. Boys - $298 September - Nov. 20, Girls - $495 Nov. 26 - mid-March)Silver Team Practice: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:45 - 8:30 pmTuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 7:15 pm Additional Fees: A $25 non-refundable deposit fee is due at the time of registration and will be applied towards your first payment. A seasonal USA Swimming fee of $68 is not included in registration fee and is required for those swimming in meets.  This fee is payable to Orono Community Education and may be paid separately online. Swim Team Kick-off MeetingMonday, September 10   6 pm Middle School Auditorium Swimmers and parents should be in attendance for this meeting. You will receive team hand-outs, practice schedules, and order team suits.
  • Music Lessons - Dennis Tischhauser

    Private music lessons for all band instruments, with low brass specialty, and piano with Dennis Tischhauser and the Discovery School of Music.Music Lessons will be from September 10- December 20 for the Fall semester and January 3-May 9 for the Winter/Spring semester.  No lessons (fall semester): Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 21, 22 & winter non-school datesMake-Up Only Lesson Dates: November 19 & 20
  • Orono Youth Wrestling

    This program is designed to help young wrestlers learn fundamental wrestling skills while having fun. All experience levels are welcome. The Orono Wrestling Club gives young athletes the opportunity to learn this classic sport while gaining the benefits of competition: Build self-confidence Develop advanced motor skills and coordination Learn about individual as well as team sport skills Learn how to "Win with Class" and "Lose with Dignity" New to wrestling? There is a pre-season trial period.Monday, November 12, 19 & 26 at the Orono High School Wrestling Room  6 - 7 pmStudents grades K - 6 can come to free trial days to see what it's all about!SEASON INFORMATION:There will be a Parent Meeting and uniform distribution on Monday, November 26 at 7 pm.Grades K - 2 will learn the basic elements of successful wrestling skills.Grades 3 - 6 will get the opportunity to perfect the uniqueness of their ability to wrestle with enhanced skills in competition. In addition to the listed schedule, there will be weekend tournaments as scheduled.Wrestling CompetitionsYour student athlete has the opportunity to compete in individual and/or team competitions.  They will compete against their own age, size and weight. Tournaments are on Saturday mornings around the area.  Tournaments are open to all experience levels.  Experienced wrestlers will also get a chance to compete in dual meets. No weight cutting involved!For additional information, contact: Eric Seppelt-- ericm.sepp@gmail.com or Bob Januik 763.228.4429 or bob@psdecks.com
  • Paint Night at McGarry's

    Spend a fun and relaxing night out painting at McGarry’s Pub in Maple Plain. Local artist Kevin Kluever will guide painters of all abilities through the piece from start to finish. Explore your creativity and create your own masterpiece while enjoying delicious eats – purchased individually. The class will take place in a private room at McGarry’s. Come to class with an 11” x 14” canvas board. Paint and brushes will be provided. October 8: PumpkinsDecember 3: Winter Trees