Community Education


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Virginia School Forest- Walking Tour

Thurs., Sept. 23             4:30-6:30pm       School Forest                    $5

Have you heard your child or grandchild talk about going to the school Forest?  Join former 5th grade teacher Chris Holmes to explore portions of the Virginia Forest trail system and visit the various learning stations located on the 120acre property.  Learn about the Minnesota School Forest program and see how Virginia Teachers use it to provide outdoor education activities for their students.  Meet and leave park and ride lot on highway 53/169 interchange at 4:30pm, then drive to the forest. Dress for a 1-mile hike, rain or shine.


Virginia Historical Society Tour

Thurs., Oct. 7                         6:00-7:00pm

The Virginia Historical Society is offering an after-hours tour of the heritage museum in Olcott Park.  Take a 60-minute guided tour lead by Chris Holmes of the museum and view the historical exhibits relating to Virginia and the surrounding area.  Masks are required.  A free will donation at the door would be appreciated.


Northern Lights Painting

Tues., Sept. 28        5:00-6:30pm      VHS H.S. Cafeteria        $27

Try your hand at water-miscible oil painting.  The ladies from the 321 Art Studio will help you draw and paint a Northern Lights painting.  You will use an 11 x 14 stretched canvas and water-miscible paint.  No Experience necessary- all skill levels welcome


Autumn Landscape Acrylic Painting

Thurs., Sept. 30    5:30-7:00pm E-G   Franklin Elem. Cafeteria   $27

Try your hand at acrylic painting with the ladies from the 321 Art Studio.  You will draw and paint an Autumn landscape using an 11 x 14 stretched canvas and acrylic paint.  No Experience necessary- all skill levels welcome!


Herringbone Bracelet- Beading

Tues., Oct. 12.     5:00-7:00 pm.         VHS H.S Cafeteria          $15

Diane is back! She has lots of new ideas and patterns for you! This first class is a bracelet made with Super duos and Chinese crystals.  Sign up early her classes fill fast!  Supply fee will be paid to instructor at class.


Leather & Stone Earrings

Thurs., Oct. 14               6:00-8:30pm    VHS H.S Cafeteria         $18

At this class you will emboss, paint, die-cut and stamp two beautiful pairs of lightweight leather earrings.  All supplies will be provided.  Including your choice of semiprecious beads to embellish your creations.  You will also receive high quality silver, niobium or copper ear wires to complete your project.  If you have round and flat-nosed jewelry pilers bring them, some will be provided to share.


Home or Halloween Sign Class

Tues., Oct. 19.        5:00-7:00pm.         VHS H.S. Cafeteria         $30

Let’s make a sign!  You can choose which sign you would like to make.  Everything is ready for you to sit, paint and glue together.  At time of registration please indicate which sign you would like to make.  If you would like to buy additional kits at class, they will be available for $20.  Please indicate this at registration.  $10 is due at registration and $20 to instructor the evening of the class.


Sports Card & Collectibles

Wed., Nov. 3.          5:30-7:00pm.      VHS Resource Center.      $10

Have you joined the latest craze?  Or have a collection of cards in your attic?  Sports Cards are hot now.  Learn from Tom, the value of your card or sports collectables, and how to buy and sell them.  He will also tell you what to watch for when you are buying them.  Counterfeits are flooding the market, so you need to be aware!  You need to register for this class.


Winter Porch Pot or Hanging Basket

Thurs., Nov. 18               5:30-7:30pm              TBD                       $40

Come and create your own unique winter porch pot or Hanging Basket to use in your outside holiday decorating.  A variety of greenery and decorations will be provided for you to use.  Bring your own container or use the one provided.  Pictures are only an example.  When signing up specify which project you will be doing.


Holiday Paper Pad Overload: Gift Bags & Tags Galore

Thurs., Dec. 2                 6:00-8:30pm       VHS H.S Cafeteria       $12

You bring a 12’ x 12” Scrapbooking Paper Pad (or share a pad with a friend) or bring a least 6 sheets of Coordinating Scrapbook paper.  You will use instructors glue, dies, and other supplies and bits to make as many fancy gift bags, tags and gift boxes as you can in this class.  You will also adorn your creations with embossing, ribbon handles and handmade flowers.  You will go home with at least 3 different bag designs and all the trimmings!  Once you learn this you will never have to buy a $6 bag again!


Defensive Driving Class -Virginia Campus

Tues., Sept. 28        5:30pm – 9:30 pm    Virginia High School       $12           Wed., Nov.  10       5:30pm – 9:30 pm     Virginia High School       $12

You must be 55 or older to participate. Classes are $12 per person. This class is for the individual who has had a previous 8-hour class.  Participants will receive a reduction in their car insurance after completing this class. Call Julie at 742-3990 to register.

Trooper Peter Goman, Instructor. 


Defensive Driving Class -Gilbert Campus

Mon., Oct.   11        10:00am – 2:00pm    Gilbert United Christ       $12           Tues., Oct.  12       5:00pm – 9:00pm      Gilbert Media Center      $12

Mon., Dec.   6           10:00am – 2:00pm   Gilbert United Christ       $12

Thurs., Dec.  9          5:00pm – 9:00pm     Gilbert Media Center      $12

Four-hour refresher course is for drivers 55 and older and have already had the 8-hour beginners’ course. The size of the classes will be limited. Pre-register by calling Mike @ 218-750-3189 or by an email to [email protected]

Michael Flatley, instructor




Yoga                                 Franklin Activity Room

Wed. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20       5:30-6:30pm       $30

Wed. Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17        5:30-6:30pm       $30

Wed. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22                  5:30-6:30pm       $30

Each Session includes 4 classes.

Vinyasa flow yoga for flexibility, strength, stress relief and overall well-being.  Open to all levels, bring your own mat and props.  Please pay the first night of class to the instructor. Contact Nancy Henderson-Korpi- instructor, via email at [email protected]       



Yoga                                 Parkview Music Room

Thurs. Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7    3:45-4:45pm             $30

Thurs. Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11     3:45-4:45pm             $30

Thurs. Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 9, 16      3:45-4:45pm             $30

Each Session includes 4 classes.

Class is held at Parkview Music Room.  Please pay the first night of session. This is a slow flow yoga class, mindfully moving and breathing while holding poses a bit longer.  Slow Flow yoga gives time to learn proper alignment in poses while building strength, flexibility, balance, and calm. Class is appropriate for all levels.  Bring your mat and any props you like.  Relax & Refresh!

Contact Wendy Schwab @  [email protected] or Julie Eddy @ [email protected]


A Pathway for Walkers     Virginia, Eveleth & Gilbert Campus

M-F, Begins November 1–March 31st      Free

Virginia Buildings – 3:30-5:30pm

Eveleth-Gilbert Buildings – 4:00-8:00pm

Our buildings are open to provide exercise in a climate-controlled environment while enjoying the facilities of the Rock Ridge School District. School will only be open when school is in session!

For more information and to register please call Julie at 742-3990- Virginia Campus or Chad at 744-7712- E-G Campus                                                                





Learn How to Become a Community Education Instructor

Wednesday Oct. 6         6:00-7:00pm   VHS Resource Center.  Free

Learn how you can get paid to share your talent and passion with others.  Also discussed will be every aspect of what is expected when you hold a class, the process of getting paid, location and space, and we will answer any and all questions you may have.  This class is free, but registration is required. 


Estate & Nursing Home Planning

Mon., Oct. 11                  5:30-7:00 pm      VHS Resource Center     Free

Get your estate in order by planning for incompetency and/or death.  Learn why you need a Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, and Will.  Also, get up-to-date information about nursing home planning and learn how titling your assets impacts your estate and nursing home planning.  This class is Free, but registration is required.

Alicia L. Cope and John Cope, Instructors


Financial Foundations: Investing for Retirement

Oct., Oct. 12                   6:00-7:00          Virginia Campus         Free

Attendees will learn four smart retirement planning moves, tactical changes they can make that set up their retirement foundation. You will also learn how to help future proof your tax bracket and pick up an answer to that nagging question about Social Security.

This class is free, but registration is required.


Social Security-Timing is Everything

Tues., Nov. 9           6:00-7:00 pm            Virginia Campus       Free

Social Security is a vital income source for many retirees. It can be a confusing topic and making the most of it can have a lot to do with timing it right.  This workshop can help attendees get answers to their questions and learn what Social Security can mean for them.

This class is free, but registration is required 


Telephone Fraud/Online Safety 

Tues., Oct. 6                   5:00-6:30pm                                                    Free

Officer John Swenson, Virginia police department Community Liaison officer will conduct a very informative class on how to identify and avoid common phone scams. He will also talk about protecting yourself on the internet.   This class is Free, but registration is required



 Chanhassen Trip- Footloose

Sat., April 2, 2022                       6:45 am                               $145

Join us on this day trip to see one of the most successful motion pictures of 1984.  The soundtrack recording reached #1 on the Billboard charts and went on to sell 17 million copies worldwide.  The cost of this day trip includes deluxe motor coach round trip bus fare, lunch at Chanhassen and the show ticket. All seats must be reserved and paid in full by Monday March 7, 2022.  Space is limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot!  Call Julie @ 742-3990 to register or for more info and questions!




 Perfect Cupcakes

Wednesday Nov. 17          6:00-7:30pm        A140                    $15

The secret to a delicious, professional looking cupcake is the frosting.  Learn how to make a not too sweet, stabilized whipped cream/mascarpone frosting.  Decorate “Thanksgiving” inspired cupcakes.  No previous decorating experience needed to enjoy this class. You will leave with a dozen cupcakes with varied flavors and designs along with the recipes.


 Zoom- Instant Pot Cook- Along Classes

Have fun participating in these virtual Instant-pot classes! You can choose from any of the many classes listed below that you would like to participate in.  You will need to have access to Zoom. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting.  Two dishes will be made during each class in addition to a side.  Choose one for your cook-along and watch a demonstration of the other or if you have a second Instant Pot on hand and want to make both please do!  Instructor Tess Georgakopoulos has been a cook and community education instructor for over 40 years and has been teaching both in-person and on-line for a number of years, having worked with numerous public-school districts in and around the Twin Cities.

All cook-along classes will be 2 hours long to allow time for prep, cook along, questions and troubleshooting if needed.  Ingredient list will be provided 7-10 days in advance.  Participants may already have a lot of the ingredients on hand.  Make this a family affair. Children love to get involved!

For more info- go to our website or call Julie @ 742-3990


Instant Pot 101-Live

Sept. 15                           5:00-7:00pm                                                    $25

Demonstration Style class on the foundations of cooking and care of your instant Pot. Learn how to make a few amazingly satisfying dishes!


Air Fryer Hype!  Copycat KFC & More

Oct. 16th                           4:30-6:30                                                          $25

Do you have or want a air fryer?  Want ideas about what to make besides French Fries?  Well this class is for you!  Have some fun in this virtual demonstration and cook-along class!


Instant Pot Cook-Along:  Fall off the Bone BBQ Ribs

Nov. 6                              4:30-6:30pm                                                    $25

Two dishes will be made during this class.  Fall off the Bone BBQ ribs and instant pot Potato Salad.  All recipes are made with ingredients that are probably already on hand.


Instant Pot- Demonstration- Holiday Menu

Nov. 20                            4:30-6:30pm                                                    $25

This is a Live Virtual Demonstration style class.  The menu includes: Full Flavored Faux Roasted Chicken or Turkey, Holiday Mashed potatoes, Spiced Honey Glazed Carrots and Pumpkin Cheesecake.


Instant Pot Cook-Along:  Detroit Style Pizza & Pizza Madness!

Dec. 11                            4:30-6:30pm                                                    $25

Pizza Menu dishes for this class will include the very popular Detroit-Style pan pizza with sauce, Baked pizza Bombs, and pizza pinwheels.


        Youth Classes


All Youth classes are listed on the School Website and flyers will be sent home with Students… A flyer with all classes is available if requested…


Jungle Landscape Painting

Tues Sept. 28          3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $14

Thurs. Sept. 30        3:00-4:30pm   Franklin Cafeteria      $14

Join the Ladies from 321 Art Studio as you try your hand at acrylic painting.  Instructor will draw and paint a jungle landscape with students using an 11 x 14 stretched canvas and acrylic paint.  No Experience necessary.   Each student will go home with their own completed painting


Back to School Craft

Thurs. Sept. 23        3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. Sept. 30        3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

WELCOME back to after school crafting! Join Kim as you do lots of exciting crafts with a back to school theme.  You will decorate a notebook, make a container to hold your pencils, make a card for your new teacher, and decorate a lunch bag filling it with goodies.  Your designs include apples, owls, chalkboard tags, cork and ruler tape.  You will also do one project with sand art.


Leather Bracelet 101

Wed. Sept. 29         2:00-4:00pm   VHS Cafeteria           $18

Make a hand-dyed and embossed magic braided bracelet and a luggage or backpack tag to match.  We will explore die cutting and do a bit of leather stamping.  We will explore leather painting and simple dyeing techniques


Animal, Animals

Tues., Oct. 5            2:55-4:30pm   Franklin Cafeteria      $10

Tues., Oct. 7            2:45-4:30pm   Parkview Elem.          $10

Join the Ladies from 321 Art Studio as you draw, paint and sculpt several animals using oil pastels, watercolor paint and air-dry clay.


Safe on My Own Grades 3-6

Mon. Oct. 4                3:00-4:30pm    Virginia Campus                      $10

Mon. Oct.18               3:00-4:30pm    E-G Campus                            $10

Anna will teach the basics of 1st Aid and Safety for latch key children. This is a great class for children so that know what to do and how to handle situations that may arise. Snack & materials included.  Flyers will be sent home. Class size limited to 20students.


Babysitters’ Training Ages 11-15

Mon-Wed. 11/29-12/1   2:55-5:30pm      Virginia Campus                $45

For boys and girls who want to be responsible babysitters.  Each participant receives the Babysitters’ Handbook and other useful handouts.  Students are eligible to receive a certificate if they are age 11 or older.  Bring a snack for after school.  Class size limited to the first12 paid participants. Flyers will be sent home.

Anna Amundson, Instructor


Create and Adopt A Pet -Take Home Class   K-6

You get your kit to take home and create!  There is no sewing needed! Choose from the four animals pictured below.  All materials included to create your new pet.

Flyers will be sent home.   $12


Halloween Craft

Thurs. Oct. 14         3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. Oct. 28         3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

It’s time to get ready for Spooky Boo Day!  Join Kim after school as you make crafts for Halloween.  You will make several treat holders, create Halloween card for your friends that include candy corn, ghosts, bats, jack-o-lanterns, and even wrap up a large candy bar to look like a mummy!



Fall & Thanksgiving Craft

Thurs. Nov. 11         3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. Nov. 18         3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

Gobble, gobble, turkey day will soon be here!  Join Kim as you make a Thankfulness wheel where you count your blessings, design a Thanksgiving bookmark, color a fuzzy turkey and do several projects with colorful leaves and scarecrows.  Apple cider, giving thanks, and crafting- what a fun day you will have


Christmas Craft

Thurs. Dec. 2           3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. Dec. 9           3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

It’s time to craft for Christmas!  Everyone’s favorite holiday-you will create a special ornament for your tree, make Christmas cards with a holiday theme, decorate a Christmas cookie with sprinkles, make a gingerbread man form a cork, create a reindeer out of a candy cane, decorate a stocking, color up a Santa, and embellish a wreath with sparkly sequins


Build Your Own Gingerbread House

Tues. Dec. 14                 6:00-7:00pm                   VHS Cafeteria      $27

Build and decorate your own gingerbread house to take home and eat as a treat or use as a decoration for the holidays.  This is a family event, so Mom, Dad, or even Grandma can bring a child or two to work together on a house. Must include at least 1 Adult.  Space is limited so register early!




Instructors are not authorized to accept registrations or payments at class.  You MUST pre-register and pay.


Are you in the class?  YES, unless you hear from us.  Simply mail in the registration form with your check and show up for the class.  You will be notified only if the class is filled or canceled.


Cancellations must be made at least 2 business days prior to the class.


We apologize in advance for any errors in class descriptions, including price.  We reserve the right to amend class information.  If you see a discrepancy, please call to get the correct information.


3 easy ways to Register


Register by mail:  Just fill out the form below and mail in with a check.


Register by phone:

Contact Julie at 742-3990 Virginia Campus

Contact Chad at 744-7712 Eveleth Campus

































For additional information about Community Education, please contact Chad Hazelton at 744-7712 or Julie Eddy at 742-3990.

Rock Ridge Community Education


Independent School District #2909

“Future Ready/Community Strong

Eveleth-Gilbert Junior High

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High

801 Jones Street
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Franklin Elementary School

402 Elba Avenue
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Laurentian Elementary

1409 Industrial Parkway
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

Nelle Shean Elementary

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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North Star Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Northland Learning Center

1201 South 13th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Parkview Elementary

506 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge High School

1403 Progress Parkway
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Roosevelt Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Virginia Secondary School

411 North 5th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge Public Schools Since 2020

Rock Ridge Public Schools combines the communities of Eveleth, Gilbert, and Virginia into a progressive school district embracing an academy style high school to provide students with a real world learning environment.

District Office

411 South 5th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792

V: 218-749-5437 | EG: 218-744-2211
V Fax: 218-741-8522 | EG Fax: 218-744-4381
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