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Winter Sled Painting

Thurs., January 13        6:00-8:30pm   VHS Cafeteria   $37

Join us for a relaxing night of painting with acrylics.  No expertise needed as you will be guided thru each step of the process. Make sure you specify which sled you are doing when registering! Sleds are 18” long.



Door Sign Craft

Tues., February 22  6:00-8:00pm   VHS Cafeteria         $35

Join Jaimee from Innovations as you create one of the Door signs showed below.  Please indicate which one you would like to make when registering.



Simply Blessed Painting

Thurs., February 24   6:00-8:30pm   VHS Cafeteria   $37

Join us for a relaxing night of painting with acrylics.  No expertise needed as you will be guided thru each step of the process.  Painted on a 16×20 canvas.


Easy Spring Acrylic Painting

Tues., March 1   5:00-6:30pm E-G   Franklin Elem. Cafeteria   $27

Come and create a simple spring painting on a 16 x 20 canvas.  We will use acrylic paint and each participant will go home with a completed painting. No experience necessary.


Welcome Sign Painting

Thurs., March 24      6:00-8:30pm   VHS Cafeteria   $37

Join us for a relaxing night of painting with acrylics.  No expertise needed as you will be guided thru each step of the process.  Wood sign is 18” round



Northern Lights Painting

Thurs., March 31        5:00-8:30pm      VHS 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


Flamingo Painting

Thurs., April 21         6:00-8:00pm        VHS Cafeteria.  $37

Join us for a relaxing night of painting with acrylics.  No expertise needed as you will be guided thru each step of the process.  Painted on a 16×20 canvas



Spring Truck Painting

Thurs., May 19         6:00-8:30pm        VHS Cafeteria.  $37

Join us for a relaxing night of painting with acrylics.  No expertise needed as you will be guided thru each step of the process.  Painted on a 16×20 canvas



Defensive Driving Class

Mon., Feb 14           10:00am – 2:00pm   Gilbert United Christ       $12           Thurs., Feb. 17      5:00pm – 9:00pm     Gilbert Media Center      $12

Tues., Feb 12           5:00pm – 9:00pm     Gilbert Media Center      $12

Mon., April 11           10:00am -2:00pm     Gilbert United Christ       $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. Jan. 5,12,19, Feb. 2,9         5:30-6:30pm       $45

Wed. March 2, 9, 16, 23.              5:30-6:30pm       $30

Wed. April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 8 &25   5:30-6:30pm       $45

Offering two 6 week sessions and one 4-week session 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]       


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                                                                


 Estate & Nursing Home Planning

Mon., April 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

Tues., January 18    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., February 8       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 


Prepare Wisely: Estate Strategy Essentials

Tues. March 15       6:00-7:00pm   Virginia Campus.      Free

Discover the factors you need in your state planning. Many of your Estate questions will be addressed and answered!                                                                                


 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! 


Cooking with Sandra- Gnocchi

Wednesday January 26                 6:00-8:00pm   A140   $25

Learn the simple art of hand-made Gnocchi, pillow soft & delicious!  We will also touch on variations and complementary sauces.  Boon Appetito!


Cooking with Sandra- Rustic Dutch Oven Bread

Wednesday February 23                6:00-8:00pm   A140   $25

Learn how to make a simple rustic bread, that’s perfect every time.  We will touch on variations, add-in different flours.  There’s nothing more satisfying than a piping-hot loaf fresh out of the oven!


Cooking with Sandra-Tiramisu

Wednesday March 23                    6:00-8:00pm   A140   $25

In this hands-on class you will learn how to make authentic Italian Tiramisu.  So indulgent and perfect for special occasions!  We will also touch on another traditional Italian Dolce.


Perfect Cupcakes

Wednesday April 27          6:00-7:30pm        A140           $18

The secret to a delicious, professional looking cupcake is the frosting.  Also find out what special flavors you can put in your cupcakes to make them moist and delicious!   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.


 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.


Winter Crafts

Thurs. January 13   3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. January 20   3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

Join us for Winter Crafting fun during the coldest month of the year!  We’ll stay warm making a variety of crafts featuring snow & winter themes.  Create a Snowy Winter tree sign, make a glitter mosaic snowman craft, plus color a mini puzzle with a Winter theme.  Other crafts include snowflakes, hot chocolate, and Marshmallows


Valentine Block Craft

Wed., January 26    2:00-3:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $20

Join Jaimee from Innovations as you make these cute wooden blocks just in time for Valentine’s Day!  She will guide you step by step and you will go home with a completed project.  Sign up fast- only the first 10 students will be able to attend!


Valentine Crafts

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

Thurs. February 10  3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

Let’s get together and make special treats for Valentine’s Day to give to your family and friends.  We’ll celebrate “Heart Day” making a cute bear magnet, create several Valentine Cards with stamps and ink, put together treat holders that will be filled with candy, plus we’ll paint a wooden heart to gift with a treat for your special Valentine.


 Spring Crafts

Thurs. March 17      3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. March 24      3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

Spring is almost here!  Join us for after school crafting with themes that feature flowers, birds, butterflies, and bugs.  We’ll decorate a flowerpot, make a spring themed picture using sand art, plus other crafty projects that will be sure to give you Spring Fever!


Safe on My Own Grades 3-6

Mon. March 28          3:00-4:30pm    Virginia Campus     $10

Mon. March 14           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 20 students.


Babysitters’ Training Ages 11-15

March 15-17            3:00-5:30pm      Virginia Campus   $50

April   26-28              3:00-5:30pm       E-G Campus         $50

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. Wednesday class will be an hour earlier due to Early Release.

Anna Amundson, Instructor


Very Hungry Caterpillar

Mon., March 28       2:55-4:30pm   Franklin Cafeteria      $10

Tues., March 29      2:45-4:30pm   Parkview Elem.          $10

Join the Ladies from 321 Art Studio as you listen to the story of the very hungry caterpillar and then make your own caterpillar, cocoon and butterfly.


Paint like Monet

Tues., March 1        2:55-4:30pm   Franklin Cafeteria      $14

Thurs., March 31     2:45-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $14

Join the ladies from 321 art as you learn about Monet.  Paint with acrylic paints to complete an Impressionistic painting on a 9×12 canvas board.


Easter Craft

Thurs. April 7           3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. April 14         3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

It’s time to create crafts for Easter!  Join us as we get ready for Peter Cottontail and make crafts with bunnies, eggs and chicks.  We’ll make a jellybean jar, decorate an egg, make an Easter basket, plus several other fun projects that will surprise and delight!!


Mother’s Day Craft

Thurs. April 28         3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. May 5           3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

Let’s get crafty for Mom and her upcoming special day!  We’ll make a fun card and gift for your Mom for Mother’s Day.  The gift will be unique because it will be made by you and she will treasure if forever, because you will put all kinds of love into making it.


Summer Craft

Thurs. May 12         3:00-4:30pm   Parkview                    $15

Thurs. May 19         3:00-4:30pm   VHS Cafeteria           $15

It’s our last class for this school year!  We’ll make fun crafts with a Summer theme, play games and of course have a special treat to celebrate another great year!  Seashells, mermaids, the beach and all things to celebrate Summer will be the theme for our crafts.  Sigh up to power craft one more time before your Summer vacation starts!


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 Secondary

801 Jones Street
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Laurentian Elementary

1409 Industrial Parkway
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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North Star Elementary

402 Elba Avenue
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Parkview Elementary

506 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge High School

1403 Progress Parkway
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Virginia Secondary School

411 South 5th Avenue
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

1405 Progress Parkway
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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