Community Education


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Adult Basic Education & GED Prep Classes
Call 218-835-6836

Snow Shoe Building
Build your own snow shoes.  Call to register, dates to be announced with interest.

 Yoga Class
Mondays -September 11, 18. October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27 
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Merritt Auditorium
Cost:  $10 per class, payable to instructor each class
Beginners welcome/Start anytime

Adult Dance Fit/Ab Fusin Session 1
Mondays & Wednesdays - September 11 – October 18
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Merritt gym/MPR
Cost:  $50.00 for 6 weeks 

Estate Planning
Your legacy, family, church, charity.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a Midwestern farmer, Pacific coast fisherman or a Southern Belle.  If there are people or causes you care about we can help you uncover ways to enrich their futures and unleash your generosity.  We’ll discuss ways to develop a strategy to help ensure your legacy lives on.

Thursday, September 28, Tuesday, November 14
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Merritt Library
Cost:  Free/ must register for each class

Long Term Care
A Gift Your Family Deserves- In an instant an accident or diagnosis can change your life… and your family’s. This workshop explores long term care and how your family can prepare for it.  Questions that will be answered:  Where would I receive long terms care?  Who would provide it? How would I pay for it?
Tuesday, October 3, November 28
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where:  Merritt Library
Cost:  Free/ must register for each class

Scarf Tying Class
A few basic scarves and a little imagination can expand your wardrobe and show your personal style.  Learn to change your appearance, make less seem like more.  Learn different ways to wear outfits.  Enjoy some humor and just have a fun time.  Bring 3 scarves and a mirror of any size.  Betty Irons will be the instructor.
Thursday,October 5
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Where:  Merritt Library
Cost:  $7.00
Each participant will receive the book “Tying It All Together.

Adult Conversational Spanish
Thursdays, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9, 16
Beginner- Intermediate/6:00 – 7:00 pm, Advanced 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Where:  ECFE Parent Room
Cost:  $25.00 per class 

Managing Menopause Madness
Monday, October 9
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Where:  Merritt Elementary School
Cost:  Free/must register

Legal Seminar
This seminar will touch on the following subjects:  Medical Assistance, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives.  Will/Titling Assets and Probate
Tuesday, October 10
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Merritt Library
Cost:  Free/ must register
Instructor:  Alicia Cope

Calligraphy for Beginners
Bring a felt calligraphy pen.
Tuesday, October 10
6:00 – 7:30pm.
Where:  Merritt MPR
Cost $10.00

 Chinese Cooking
Learn to cook dishes from different regions of China.  You can attend one or both of this 2 part class.  The Chef will focus on cooking techniques.
Thursday, October 12 and Thursday, November 2
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where:  MIB High School FACS room
Cost:  $20.00 per class or $35.00 for both

Defensive Driving Refresher
This class is for drivers that have already completed the 8 hour Defensive Drivers class.  The refresher class qualifies drivers to maintain their insurance discounts.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion.  Mary Madden of Range Drivers Training will be the instructor.
Monday, October 16
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Where:  MIB HS (FACS Room)
Cost:  $14.00/ to be paid at class


Can I Retire
This workshop addresses six risks retirees face, including outliving your income and rising health care cost.  You’ll learn how to confidently meet these challenges.  Questions answered:  Will I have enough to retire?  Could I outlive my retirement income?  Are my assets protected?
Tuesday, October 17, Thursday, December 7
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where:  Merritt Library
Cost:  Free/ must register for both

Child/Adult CPR/AED & First Aid
This interactive learning experience teaches you the basic of community safety, Child/Adult CPR, First Aid, and how to use an AED.  All supplies and equipment are provided.  This is a 2 year certification (must be able to perform skills accurately).
Tuesday,October 24
Where:  Merritt Library
Cost:  $65/ participant

Harvest Basket
Make a hand woven basket for you or a gift in one evening!  The basket will be pictured on the MIB FB page and on display at the Merritt.
Wednesday, October 25
4:30 – 9:00 pm
Where:  Merritt MPR
Cost:  $55.00 paid in advance
Limit: 8

Leather-Bead-Metal Bracelet
You will create a simple leather and bead bracelet.  No needle required.  Diane Netzloff, instructor.
Thursday, October 26
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: ECFE Parent Room
Cost:  $13.00 plus $7.00-$10.00 supply fee paid to instructor
Limit: 10

 Nutritional Therapy for Healthy Living

1.What is Nutritional Therapy and how it can help your health-how the foundations of health can impact your life. 2. Grocery tours and reading labels.  3.  Having a child in sport and how to fuel their bodies. 4. Staying healthy during flu season. 5. Fixing food for a picky eater.
Thursdays, October 26, November 2,9,16
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Where:  Merritt Library
Cost:  $40.00

Lyme Disease Reversal
Monday, November 13
5:30 – 7:00pm.
Where:  Merritt Elementary School
Cost: Free/ must register 

A Watercolor Winter
Supply list will be given with registration.
Tuesday, November 14
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where:  Merritt MPR
Cost:  $10.00

Starburst Necklace
A pretty pendant made with daggers and crescent beads. You will be using needle and thread to make your pendant.
Thursday, November 16
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Where:  ECFE Parent Room
Cost:  $13.00 class fee.  $20.00 - $30.00 supply fee paid to instructor
Limit: 10

Watercolor Christmas Cards
Make 10 Christmas cards, using 4 different designs.
Thursday, November 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Merritt MPR
Cost:  $30.00

Candida/Leaky Gut
Candida makes you ferment your food which interferes with proper digestion.
Monday, December 11
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Where:  Merritt Elementary
Cost:  Free/ must register



 Kids Dance Fit
September 26, October 4, 11, 18
2:45 – 3:30
Merritt MPR
Cost:  Free/ must register

Scary Family Movie Night
Friday, October 27
5:30 pm
Where:  Merritt MPR/Auditorium
Cost:  $2.00 per person/ must register
For all ages

Youth Spanish
Wednesdays, November 15, 22, 29, December 6
2:45- 3:45
Where:  Merritt Library
Grades 3-6
Cost:  $5.00

Sculpture Fun
Have some fun sculpting clay, recyclables and aluminum foil.  Snack included
Thursday, November 16
November 2:45 – 4:30 pm
Where:  Merritt MPR
Cost:  $7.00
Minimum of 10

Range Drivers Training
October, 23,24,25,26,30  November 1,2,6,7,8,9
3:30 – 6:30
Where:  MIB HS Cafeteria
Parent meeting:  Monday, October 30 , 5:00 – 6:30pm
Please sign up in the Central office with Jodi Ulman

Babysitter Training
This fun, interactive course will teach you everything you need to know to be a great babysitter!  First aid, safety skills, decision-making techniques, basic care routines and much more.  Please bring along a healthy snack and water bottle.  Includes certificate & book.  MUST BE 11 years old by 11/27/17.
Monday – Thursday
November 27 – 29
3:00 – 5:00
Where:  Merritt Library
Cost:  $50.00/participant



Mt. Iron-Buhl Early Childhood Family Education & School Readiness
Fall Kick-Off – Open House and Registration
Corduroy Goes to School
Tuesday, September 19
6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Where:  Merritt
Families with children birth to 5 years are invited to come an meet the teachers, visit the classroom and make new friends as we kick off a fun new year at ECFE!  We will have activities, a fall snack and each family will receive a book.  Registration for this event is not required.  Fall quarter ECFE classes begin Tuesday, September 26


School Readiness Class Begins
Tuesday, September 19
School Readiness is a transition to Kindergarten Program for children who are 4 years old on or before September 1st and entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018.  Classes will be held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.


New 3 ½ YEAR OLD School Readiness Class!
1-2-3 Go!
For children who are 3 ½ by June 1, 2017
Mondays beginning September 25th.
9:00 – 11:30 am

A Family Orientation for 1-2-3 Go!
Will be held on Wednesday, September 20th from 9:00 – 11:00am.  Call or email us for more information!