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  • A Historic Ride on the Orphan Trains--Online Version

    If you enjoy learning about historical events, this class is for you! Dorothy A. Lund Nelson will guide you through a part of American history when many children were “placed out” into homes across our country. Over a period of 75 years, over 250,000 children traveled by train to find new parents and families. Attend and learn why the children traveled, what conditions they left behind, and who assisted them in finding a new family. Through a presentation, videos, and many Orphan Train Riders’ stories, you will find that you'll want to learn more! Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for you Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Beginner's Guide to Travel Hacking--Online Version

    Over the past several years, my family has collected large amounts of miles and points through credit cards and have flown to dozens of locations for free. In this beginner's course, you'll learn the basics of travel hacking. I'll debunk many myths surrounding credit score and teach you how I'm able to maintain an 800+ credit score while possessing over 40 credit cards. Learn how to quickly amass large sums of points through cards in order to cover airfare, hotel stays, or cash back. You, too, can benefit from travel hacking, even if you don’t want to go to every country in the world. Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes relatively easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for your Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Book Club: RetroSuburbia: The Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future--Online Course

    The pandemic provides a unique opportunity to leverage positive changes that decades of sustainability discourse have failed to achieve. Part manual and part manifesto, this 592 page book shows how we can downshift and retrofit our homes, gardens, communities and, above all, ourselves to be more self-organized, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a challenging, yet exciting mix of satisfying work, a more meaningful way of living and hope for the next generation. RetroSuburbia is divided into three main sections: the Built, the Biological and the Behavioral along with the introductory section 'Setting the scene’. We will meet weekly for 3 months to get through the book at a reasonable pace. The book is available at https://retrosuburbia.com/ either online at a price of “Pay what you feel” (can afford) or the hard copy version for AUD $85.00 ($55 USD). Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be emailed to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for this Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Electric Vehicles--An Introduction to the Future of Transportation--Online Version

    This class will introduce you to the world of electric vehicles (EVs). Some of the topics include: history of EV’s, battery chemistry, charging, change, calculating individual cost savings, calculating emissions savings, available vehicle, and the future. Whether you are considering purchasing now or in the future, this course will help you decide what vehicle is best for you and what the benefits are by going electric. Cosponsored with Rochester Public Utilities. Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for you Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Five Techniques to Take the Stress out of Home Selling--Online Version

    Selling a home is on the list of the most stressful things people do in their lives. Learn the top five techniques and strategies to take the stress out of selling your home. Discover how to win in negotiations, avoid ‘over-staging’, get a higher price, sell in a quicker time, move with little ones, and have a good time while doing it. Moving is fun! www.homeinrochester.com Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes relatively easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for you Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Home Buying 2020 - Cutting Through the Chaos--Online Course

    Home buying has changed in 2020. Virtual showings, data overload, COVID-19, limited supply, and multiple offers have complicated the process. Learn the how to cut through the chaos and make buying a home simple, safe, and enjoyable. With over 23 years of real estate experience, Greg and Beth are known for straight answers and effective information. Moving is fun! www.homeinrochester.com Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes relatively easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for your Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Home Organizing 101: Stop Being Owned by Your Stuff!--Online Version

    Even if you've tried getting organized before, don't give up! Sara Lohse, Professional Organizer at The Rescued Room, will help you conquer clutter once and for all! She'll give you loads of practical advice and specific strategies that can be used at home. Of course, you'll learn how to organize, but more importantly, you'll learn the habits needed to maintain order. Common organizing mistakes and de-cluttering strategies will also be covered. Come ready to learn and laugh! TheRescuedRoom.com Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes relatively easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for your Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Home Staging - Expert Tricks and Common Mistakes--Online Course

    Staging is so much more than making a home look pretty. Done right, staging makes buyers feel comfortable and excited to make offers. Staged incorrectly, a buyer just walks out or even laughs at your house. Staging includes defusing the issues that would cause a buyer to NOT buy your home. It can even control the path the buyer takes through you home. www.homeinrochester.com Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes relatively easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for your Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • I'm Thinking of Selling My House and Buying a New One...How Does that Work?--Online Course

    Intimidated about moving to your next home in 2020? Beth and Greg will explain the options if you currently own a house, but are looking to buy a different house. Learn how to avoid a double move, discover financing options, learn the risks and benefits of contingent offers, and discover the techniques to do it all safely. www.homeinrochester.com Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes relatively easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for your Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Raising Earthworms--Online Version

    Live greener by turning your food waste into one of the most super-charged organic fertilizers known to man right from your home. Vermicomposting is an efficient, low cost composting method that harnesses the power of worms. Learn how to lessen your family’s eco footprint by utilizing your food waste, thus keeping it out of the landfill, all while producing organic fertilizer. Supported by Earthfest and Destination Medical Center. Cosponsored by Lowertown Neighborhood. Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes relatively easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for your Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Real Life Great Horned Owl Soap Opera--Online Version

    A real-life soap opera has played itself out over the past 14 years between over 25 captive and wild Great Horned Owls that have formed the basis of an in-depth vocal study on the species. You’ll experience owl dating, divorce, territorial defense, and more as you learn about their wide variety of vocalizations and what they mean. Ruby, the Great Horned Owl will make a live appearance in this one-of-a-kind entertaining and educational program. Cosponsored with RCTC’s Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Program. Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for you Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Selling Your Home - Updated Techniques--Online Course

    Selling a home has really changed in 2020, we’ll show you how to navigate these changes and come out on top. From prepping to staging to negotiating, you’ll learn the most effective techniques that get houses sold - safely. Discover how to make your home the most sought after home on the market! www.homeinrochester.com Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes relatively easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for your Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.
  • Tree Identification

    Have you just recently purchased a wooded parcel of land and are curious about what species of trees are located there? Or perhaps you are simply interested in trees. If so, here is just the opportunity for you. Join John as he hikes the trails of Oxbow Park and learn about the various species of trees that inhabit southeastern Minnesota. A brief slide presentation on the utilization of tree flowers as one of the keys to identification will precede the trip outdoors. Cosponsored with Zumbro Valley Audubon Society and Oxbow Park. RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, JUNE 7.
  • What You Need to Know About the Climate Crisis--Online Version

    The Earth is facing a climate crisis, driven by fossil fuels. The good news is clear majorities of Americans and people around the world are ready to leave fossil fuels behind and create a sustainable future together. The tools and technology to do it are here today. The choice is ours. We can solve this crisis. We can power our lives and economies without destroying our planet. But we have to act now. Come learn about the problem and the solutions at hand. Cosponsored with Lowertown Neighborhood. Supported by Earthfest and Destination Medical Center. Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for your Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.