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  • Pickleball Open Gym

    ***Please note - Pickleball open gym times are not yet available. You can register online and when the weather turns cold enough to move indoors, then I will email out a doodle link for the indoor season. Pickleball will take place at Rippleside Elementary in the evenings. Please "sign up" on the doodle link (that will be sent out once a schedule is set). There is a max capacity of 16 participants/session.
  • Adult Basketball

    This adult league is played in a “pick-up” style. Teams will be determined by who is there each night. There will be some Mondays when the gym is not available (we know of 10/3 and 10/10 thus far).
  • Adaptive Tai Chi

    Adaptive Tai Chi is flowing with music implementing Tai Chi and Qigong movements and using Tai Chi principles of movement and breath. In this class you learn a variety of moves, relax and breathe. Benefits reported with continued practice of Tai Chi movements are better balance and circulation, reduced stress, regulated blood pressure, improved focus, creativity and flexibility. This inner discipline can be done by anyone. It can be done standing or sitting. Tai Chi is easy and fun to do! Comfortable clothing recommended. Intensity level – Low to moderate Instructor Information – Jamie Erickson is an accredited Tai Chi Chih instructor with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University, Minnesota. She is also certified in Tai Chi Kung, TaijiFit, and Karate. Any questions you can call or text Jamie at 218-203-5430.
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  • Introduction to Henna Art

    In this class, we will learn some basics about henna. We will dive a little into some of the plant's rich history and use from many different countries, we will learn the basics on creating designs and using the henna, and learn where to find good supplies to make it yourself. Everyone leaves with henna designs on them, two henna cones to do designs at home, and some practice and information sheets.
  • Mental Health First Aid

    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. This is a nationally recognized course taught by a certified instructor.
  • Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League

    Get your team together and let's play volleyball! We have 2 divisions - Upper (Competitive) and Lower (Recreational). Rules and schedules will be sent out prior to the start of the season.
  • Introduction to Hair Braiding

    Come learn how to braid hair! Whether you have no experience or want to learn something more advanced, this is the space for you! You can learn to braid on yourself or on someone else, we will be working at whatever skill level you are at. Learn the basic braid, french/Dutch, or something fun like a crown or 4 stranded braids!
  • Medicare 101

    Understand the basics of Medicare and navigate the Medicare maze. Are you turning 65 and want to know how to get started with Medicare? Or do you already have Medicare and are confused by the options and how it all works? Understanding the key ins and outs of Medicare can be tough, but don’t worry, this class will give you helpful information on Medicare issues and will provide you with resources for further questions.
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  • Family, Friends, and Neighbor (FFN) Play and Learn

    Who are Family, Friends, and Neighbor (FFN) Caregivers? They are a large and important group of Minnesotans who provide childcare for the children of family members, friends, or neighbors on a regular basis. Are you or someone you know a FFN Caregiver?? Then this event is for you! Come to the Aitkin Childrens Center for an Open-House style Play and Learn with the children you care for. We will have toys, crafts, and activities ready for them to explore, as well as valuable information for the Caregivers to take home. The first 10 Caregivers to register for each event will receive a gift bag valued at over $50. This program is grant-funded and completely FREE! When: Tuesday January 31 - 3:30-5:00 at the Aitkin Childrens Center - Topic: "Fun with Food" Thursday February 23 - 3:30-5:00 at the Aitkin Childrens Center - Topic: "Move it, Move it" - Importance of movement for children Tuesday March 21 - 3:30-5:00 at the Aitkin Childrens Center - Topic: "Creative Construction" - Imaginative Play out of everyday items Thursday April 27 - 3:30-5:00 at the Aitkin Childrens Center - Topic: "Feelings" - Identifying and Managing Feelings Tuesday May 23 - 3:30-5:00 at the Aitkin Childrens Center - Topic: "Nature" - Importance of outdoor learning
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  • Cultural Exchange Series

    While many folks have been life-long residents of Aitkin, we have many people living here that grew up up in other parts of the world! Come learn about them, their cultures and traditions, foods, and what life was like back home. They is a FREE program, designed for all ages. Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged so that we know how many people to plan for. Cultural Exchange Calendar Monday December 5th - 6:00pm - Learn about Chile with Señora Irma Boerhave Monday January 16th - 6:00pm - earn about the Philippines with Lito Burgos Monday February 6th - 6:00pm - Learn about Australia with Pamela Mizner