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  1. Upcoming Events

  2. Are You Tough Enough? New Prague High School Wrestling Alumni Meet When: December 1, 2007 @ 5:00 (immediately following the New Prague Invitational) Where: New Prague High School Gymnasium Why: Support the New Prague Wrestling Team and its Booster Club Alumni will wrestle other alumni according to weight and age. Cost: $15.00 (Includes a t-shirt and two matches). Free admission for fans, donations are appreciated. Come to watch the Trojans wrestle and stay for the alumni meet. Get your former teammates together for an evening of fun. For more information, visit the New Prague Community Education website at www.np.k12.mn.us/commedor call Jill Schoen at 758-1734.

  3. Halloween Cookie Decorating for Kids All ages* Come and decorate your favorite Halloween goblins! Enjoy decorating two-dozen cookies that you get to take home after class. Everything is supplied, all you have to do is make those cookies scary! *All ages welcome, but kids under 8 must be with an adult. Date: Tuesday, October 23 Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Place: NP Middle School, Room 101 Fee: $14/person (includes 2 dozen cookies) Instructor: Patty Peterson, Patty’s Place

  4. Holiday Cookie DecoratingAll ages* Come and decorate holiday designs on your cookies. Enjoy decorating two-dozen cookies that you get to take home after class. Everything is supplied, all you have to do is come and personalize your own yummy treats! *All ages welcome, but kids under 8 must be with an adult. Date: Tuesday, December 11 Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Place: NP Middle School, Room 101 Fee: $14/person (includes 2 dozen cookies) Instructor: Patty Peterson, Patty’s Place

  5. Gingerbread HouseAll ages* Come and enjoy the fun of creating your own gingerbread house. Everything is supplied for you. The house is completely edible or you can even save it for the next holiday season! *All ages welcome, but kids under 10 must be with an adult. Date: Tuesday, December 4 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: NP Middle School, Room 101 Fee: $30/house Instructor: Patty Peterson, Patty’s Place

  6. SAT/PSAT Test Preparation Many of you will soon make an important decision in your academic career by taking the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) or the PSAT (Preliminary SAT). Every year more than one million high school students take these college entrance exams in hopes of getting a scholarship or grant, or most importantly, to be accepted into the college of their choice. Enroll in this course for research-based instruction on best ways to prepare for these tests. Register with New Prague Area Community Education. Dates: Tuesdays, September 18 & 25, October 2 & Thursday, October 4 Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $120/person

  7. New Prague Community BandGrade 8 – Adult • Join our community band for several local and metro area performances already scheduled for fall and winter! If you are 8th grade and older and want to continue playing great music with great people, here’s a great opportunity for you! Some instruments may be available if you need one. This New Prague band continues to be a very socially • and musically rewarding group. Join us! • Date: Mondays starting August 27 • Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. • Place: NPHS Band Room • Instructor: Shari Howell, 952-985-5366, • howellmusiced@aol.com

  8. Hymnus ChoirAll Ages Hymnus, a Minnesota non-profit based in New Prague, is a high standard choir comprised of members of all ages and faiths in the greater New Prague area. Under the direction of Brian T. Carson, Hymnus has performed locally, and abroad, including venues at Westminster Abbey in London, Saint Marks, Venice Italy the Basilica of Saint Peter’s in Vatican City, and most recently, Carnegie Hall in New York City. Hymnus venues for 2007-2008 include All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the annual New Prague Community Christmas Concert, and other concerts to be announced. A second round of auditions will be held in September, and interested parties should call Mary Zard at 952-201-9753, or e-mail Dr. David Saunders at choirmaster@Hymnus.us to reserve a time. For more information about Hymnus visit www.Hymnus.us.

  9. Adult Open Volleyball Open to men & women, ages 16 and up Competitive, but fun! If you are looking for some good exercise and an opportunity to play and interact with others, this is for you. Come as often as you like—teams are formed each evening of play. Low-stress, no “cut-throat” play, and no long-term commitment to a league. No pre-registration necessary; pay coordinator at site. Date: Wednesdays, September 19 – April 30 (Skip: Oct. 17, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 23) Time: 7 – 9:45 p.m. Place: NP Middle School Gym (enter north doors) Fee: $3/time or $45/season (30 weeks) Instructor: Owen Sullivan. Call him at 612-709-2445 with questions.

  10. Age 12 through Adult, Beginner Skills The perfect class to begin the art of beading! You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of beads, spacers, and clasps. Receive tips for making great designs as you make your own earrings, necklace or bracelet! Date: Monday, September 24 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $12 plus materials purchased at class Instructor: Brenda DeGross & Mary Buman

  11. Age 12 through Adult, Advanced Beginner Skills You will create a bracelet using Swarovski crystal beads. These whimsical patterns are fun to create and make a great gift. You have the choice to learn one or both patterns. Date: Monday, October 8 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $15 plus materials purchased at class Instructor: Brenda DeGross & Mary Buman

  12. Beaded Wire Jewelry Age 12 through Adult, Beginner Skills Learn the art of basic wire wrapping. With your new skills, make a beautiful bracelet and matching earrings. Bring a round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers, and a wire cutter. Date: Monday, October 22 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $15 plus materials purchased at class Instructor: Brenda DeGross & Mary Buman

  13. Clay Treasures A Treasure Chest made out of clay! Each student receives 2 lbs. of red earthenware clay and a template, and learns how to make their own treasure chest. Add handles, use tools and make jewels out of clay, or carve out or add any designs to decorate your treasure chest. The instructor will fire and glaze the project and return it to school within 4 weeks. They are colorful! This is an 1-½ hour class. Dress for a mess! Session 1: Raven Stream Elementary School Date: Wednesday, October 24; 4 – 5:30 p.m. Session 2: Falcon Ridge Elementary School Date: Thursday, October 25; 4 – 5:30 p.m. Session 3: Eagle View Elementary School Date: Wednesday, November 7; 4 – 5:30 p.m. Session 4: New Prague Community Education Date: Thursday, November 8; 4 – 5:30 p.m. Fee: $22/person Instructor: Laura “the Potter” Lounsbury

  14. Mike Lynch Minnesota Starwatch Class Your Universe is Waiting! Make the Stars Your Old Friends You’re invited to bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfy! Date: Tuesday, November 13 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Place: Heritage United Methodist Church 200 E 280th Street, New Prague Fee: $15/person Instructor: Mike Lynch

  15. Babysitting/Home Alone Class • Ages 10 and up • Participants will be given instructions on baby and child • development, safety, diapering, playing, etc. The “Dear • Baby Sitter Handbook” by Vicki Lansky will also be given • to each student. This is a good class for kids getting ready to baby-sit or just getting ready to be home alone. • Date: Saturday, November 3 • Time: 9 a.m. – Noon • Place: NP Community Education • Fee: $24/person • Instructor: Kim Strop

  16. Wedding Make-up Makeover Learn how to make your wedding a picture perfect experience by achieving the look you want for your entire bridal party. Avoid using too much or too little makeup so that your look will photograph well for those lasting memories. Receive a customized color look based on your coloring, facial features, wedding style, and other preferences, as well as other color suggestions to take home with you. We will use My Wedding Makeup Makeover™ software created by Robert Jones, World Renowned Makeup Artist. All supplies for this class are included and you will be able to take your color suggestions and tips home with you for future reference. Space is limited, so enroll your bridal party early! We will send you a questionnaire to complete and return in advance. Date: Thursday, October 11 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $10/person Instructor: Jennifer L. Pickens, Independent Beauty Consultant

  17. Make-up Makeover Make it a “Girls’ Night Out” for some special pampering! Learn how to apply your own makeup like a professional or get ready to look amazing for a special occasion. You will receive a customized color look based on your coloring, facial features, and lifestyle preferences, as well as other color suggestions to take home with you. We’ll use My Makeup Makeover™ software created by Robert Jones, World Renowned Makeup Artist to discover our best options. All supplies for this class are included, and you will be able to take your color suggestions and tips home with you for future reference. Space is limited, so enroll early! We will send you a questionnaire to complete and return in advance. Date: Friday, November 9 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $10/person Instructor: Jennifer L. Pickens, Independent Beauty Consultant

  18. Make-up Makeover for Moms & Teens Moms and daughters, learn how to apply makeup like professionals with very little time and effort. You each receive a customized color look based on your coloring, facial features, and lifestyle preferences, as well as other color suggestions to take home with you. All supplies for this class are included and you will be able to take your color suggestions and tips home with you. We’ll use My Makeup Makeover™ software created by Robert Jones, World Renowned Makeup Artist. So, make it a “Special Girls Day” and enjoy the pampering time together! Space is limited, so enroll early! We will send you a questionnaire to complete and return in advance. Date: Saturday, December 8 Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $10/person Instructor: Jennifer L. Pickens, Independent Beauty Consultant

  19. Educating Trainman A Mother-Son Story of Autism This is the story of a young man with autism—in his own words. What began as a goal in self-advocacy and disclosure has evolved into a tag-team presentation between mother and son. Stefan and Barb talk about how autism affects their lives, as well as what schools, teachers, and parents can do to help a child with autism navigate the world. Their message is one of hope and discovery. Stefan Kavan is a junior at New Prague High School. He loves to draw, travel, bike, ride four-wheelers, and jump on the tramp. After graduating, he hopes to work for the railroad. Barb Kavan is a Special Education Coordinator and Adapted Physical Education Teacher for New Prague Area Schools. Date: Monday, October 22 Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Place: NP Middle School Auditorium Fee: $7/person Instructor: Barb and Stefan Kavan

  20. “Czech” Out Your Heritage Preserve the past for the future. Join the Czech Heritage and Social Club. The focus is to preserve the current Czech culture in our community. We will explore the past and present of this era and adopt new customs to revive the past. This club meets the second Wednesday of the month on the second floor at the New Prague City Hall. For more information, call Marian Topic at 952-758-4663

  21. Beginner Computer Computers are wonderful tools for a huge number of things, but if you don’t know all the things that you can do with them you are missing a lot! This class focuses on basic computer terms, functions, and programs; accessing the different “tools” and programs that are already in your computer; setting up and using email and the Internet; and step-by-step instruction and practice in getting the most from your computer without getting totally confused. Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Place: NP Community Education Fee: $19/person Instructor: Mark Pexa, Cisco Certified Network Associate

  22. Take Control of Your Computer Get right to the many easy-to-learn, easy-to-do computer maintenance functions that YOU can do yourself. Make your computer work faster, work better, and extend its useful life! Come join us for an in-depth look inside your computer literally! We will give you a tour inside a computer, address spy ware and virus issues, and provide basic trouble shooting techniques to assist you along the way to taking control of your personal computer. Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 12:30 – 3 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $19/person Instructor: Mark Pexa, Cisco Certified Network Associate

  23. You are invited to a private tour of bed and breakfast inns of Red Wing. Enjoy a buffet luncheon at an lovely restaurant before the tours begin. Be prepared to remove your shoes at each home. Fee includes buffet lunch (inclusive), tour of five inns, afternoon dessert, motor coach transportation, and escort. This tour involves many stairs. Date: Sunday, December 9 Depart: Jordan/Schule House – 9 a.m. New Prague/Community Education – 9:15 a.m. Montgomery/Community Education – 9:30 a.m. Return: Leave Red Wing at 5 p.m. Fee: $59/person Red Wing: Festive Holiday Bed and Breakfast Inns

  24. Women of Faith Conference Don’t miss this wonderful event! It’s two days, 10½ hours. It’s refreshment, reality without reproach, and relationships. So what does that mean? Over the course of the conference, you’ll have the opportunity to: • Renew your spirit with messages of hope and humor from the Women of Faith speaker team • Recharge your spiritual batteries with drama that tickles your funny bone and touches your heart (at the same time!) • Rejoice with music from today’s top artists • Reconnect with your faith and each other as the WOF worship team leads an arena full of women • Revitalize your life with resources that will help keep the conference experience alive all year Registration deadline Friday, October 12. Date: Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20 Place: Xcel Energy Center Fee: $120/two-day conference (includes transportation) This weekend conference early bird package includes: • The Friday Pre-Conference • Amazing Freedom Friday Evening and Saturday • Box Lunch Both Days

  25. An introductory course on experiential learning of ASL (American Sign Language). Mike Detjen is Hard of Hearing, himself, and has been teaching American Sign Language (ASL) for the past 15 years. He is an active member of Sertoma, a volunteer civic service organization, and the greater Northfield community. His wife and he have a bilingual family, with two hearing children who also use ASL. This eight-week class will review the development of sign language, finger-spelling and deaf awareness. Workbook included. Date: Tuesdays, September 25 – November 20 (Skip October 23) Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Place: NP Community Education Fee: $89/person Instructor: Mike Detjen Beginning Sign Language

  26. Dust off your piles of pictures, come in from the cold, and treat yourself to a day away to catch up on your scrapbooking and visit with friends. Register with New Prague Area Community Education (952-758-1732). All proceeds go to New Prague Senior High— Senior Send Off 2008! Winter Scrapbooking Retreat Setup with the following local vendors: • Close to My Heart • Message Therapist • Stampin’ Up • Creative Memories • Tupperware • Mary Kay • Top Line Creations Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Place: New Prague Community Education Main Gym (horseshoe entrance) Fee: $35 (pre-registration); $45 (at the door)