These classes are currently being offered through Carlton Community Education!

Please check back regularly for updated information!
All classes MUST be registered for! Please contact Carlton Community Education with any phone 218-384-4225 x213 or by e-mail at

Open Craft Night!

Always wondering when you will have time to work on your scrapbooking? Or when you might get to that next craft project you have been dreaming of accomplishing? We are offering you a way to do just that! We will provide the space, tables and chairs (no need to clean off the dining room table so you have space to work!)

BONUS: Sharing ideas and meeting new people!!!
Where: South Terrace
Time: 5 pm-9 pm
When: Wednesdays, March 7, April 4 & May 2, 2018
There will be no craft nights in June, July or August!
Cost: $5.00 each session
Registration deadline:Just show up, but you are encouraged to call to confirm in case of changes!
**You must provide all of your own tools/scrapbooking/crafting items**

Soma Yoga for Everybody and Every Body!
Session 4
Soma yoga is gentle yoga.  It re-establishes mind-muscle connections.  It is about listening to your body and making mindful slow gradual changes to increase your flexibility, strength and balance resulting in an increase in overall mobility.  You are encouraged to work at your own ability level.  Worried about hip, knee and shoulder issues?  Judy will work with you to adapt poses and movements.  Please bring a yoga sticky mat if you will be on the floor.  This Soma Yoga class can be either on the mat or on a chair and standing poses. 
Dates(s): Tuesdays, March 6-April 24, 2018
No Class on Tuesday, March 27)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Location: Carlton High School Library
Cost:  $36.00 (7 weeks)
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Class Instructor: Judy Andersen, RYT 200


Tae Kwon Do is a form of martial arts.  As students have fun learning kicks, punches, rolls and self defense they will acquire self control, respect, confidence and self esteem.  Tae Kwon Do can help develop fit bodies and minds that radiate into the rest of a student’s life.  The instructor is a 2nd degree black belt, starting her training 8 years ago with 5 years of being assistant instructor/ instructor.  Shin guards are required for the class and can be purchased from the instructor on the first night.  Testing will be an additional fee, which will vary in cost depending on the level at which the student is testing.  This class is for 6 year olds to adults.  Questions about the class can be directed to the instructor (info below) and questions about registration can be directed to the Community Education office.
Dates:  Thursdays
 New students welcome each month, register a month at a time!
Time:  4:30-5:30pm
Location: South Terrace Elementary Small Gym
Cost: $30.00 per a month
Instructor: Sherri Kretzschmar
Instructor’s Phone # and E-mail: 715-209-4236/
Registration deadline: Last Thursday of each month

Carlton Community Education is excited to offer this awesome fitness class to the members of our community!  PiYo is a low impact workout that will burn calories and tone muscles.  It is a combination of pilates, yoga, core conditioning, balance, strength and fun.  Classes are designed for all fitness levels, ages and abilities!  This class is taught by a licensed PiYo instructor.  You will need to bring a yoga mat when you come to this class.  If you have questions about PiYo you are welcomed to contact the instructor.  Registration questions can be directed to the Community Ed office.
 Dates: Thursdays, April 5-May 24, 2018
Time:  7:00-8:00pm
Location: South Terrace Elementary Small Gym
Cost: $40.00
Instructor: Sherri Kretzschmar
Instructor’s Phone # and E-mail: 715-209-4236/
Registration deadline: Still want to join class? Contact the Community Ed office for details!

Have an amazing workout in disguise!  Enjoy a fun, high-energy dance party where you will burn calories and tone your body!!  The more you move the more you will lose!!  Hypnotic Latin combined with modern dance rhythms and easy-to-follow moves create a one-of-a-kind fitness program.  Routines feature interval training where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body.
 Dates:  Mondays, March 5-April 23, 2018 *(Note change in day)*
Time:  6-7pm
Location:  Carlton High School small gym
Class fee: $40.00
Instructor:  Laura Nilsen, certified Zumba instructor
Registration deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018
Questions: Call Community Education @384-4225 x213 or Laura Nilsen @428-6598

AARP Refresher Course
This AARP training course is called "Smart Driver".  This class is offered for persons 55 and older who have already taken the 8-hour class and now need to take the refresher course in order to keep their auto insurance discount.  To maintain your discount, a refresher course has to be taken once every three years.  The class meets for one 4-hour session.  Participants MUST pre-register by mail!  Class size is limited.
Date/Time:  Monday, March 12, 2018          1-5pm
Place:  Inter-Faith Care Center, 811 3rd Street, Carlton
Fee:  $19.00 for AARP Members and $24.00 for Non-AARP Members
(The class fee includes a $4 fee to Carlton Community Education)
Instructor:  AARP Volunteer
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

 New!! House Plant Class!!

The Green House in Carlton is offering a new class through Carlton Community Education.  Are you struggling with care of your beautiful, possibly even treasured house plant or plants?  Come to this class to learn some care techniques of house plants and even repot a couple of your own plants!  Participants may bring in their own containers or obtain them at the class to use for your transplanting needs, soil and other materials will be available at discounted prices.  Due to the time of the year, there might possibly be a chill in the air so be sure to transport your house plants with care (cover with a garbage bag and make sure your car is warm for the trip)!  This “hands on” class will fill up fast, so reserve your spot early.  The Green House will be providing refreshments from Magnolia Cafe during this class.  You will not want to miss this!

 Date: Wednesday, March 28th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Place: The Green House, 210 6th Street, Carlton
Fee: $15.00
Instructor: Jim Fahrenholz, The Green House owner, who has 50+ years experience in the plant business!  
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Get ready for the spring migration by learning how to identify birds or brushing up on your birding skills.  This course is designed to help you enjoy the birds in your backyard even more by learning bird identification techniques involving sight, sound and bird behavior.  The first half of each session will be spend in the classroom learning techniques, followed by time outside practicing new skills.  Bring your own pair of binoculars. 


Dates:  Mondays, May 7, 14 & 21, 2018 

Time:  4:15-6:15pm

Location: Carlton South Terrace Elementary

Cost: $35.00

Instructor: Heather Gerth, ecologist and environmental educator

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Driver’s Education-Classroom Only
Carlton and area students who are interested in obtaining a driver’s permit for the State of Minnesota can register by filling out the form below.  The completed form in an envelope may be returned to the Carlton High School Office or sent to Carlton Community Education, P.O. Box 310, Carlton, MN 55718.
Please be sure to fill out the form completely and include the fee when registering.  Blue Card is not included in the $105 fee for this class.
Students who have not paid the fee will not be able to start the class.
WHEN: March 5th-9th & 12th-16th   (10 Days)
March 6th 6:00pm-7:30pm required Parent Class (students will also be a part of this)TIME:  3:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.
WHERE:  Carlton High School, Room 11
COST:  $105.00 per student
Instructor: Chris Gustafson
Please make checks or money orders payable to Carlton Community Education.
DO NOT SEND CASH.  (Thank you)
CLASS SIZE:  A minimum of 15 students (maximum 30) are needed to conduct the class.
If there are not enough students registered, the class will be canceled.
-A “primary driving supervisor” (usually a parent) will be responsible for supervising a majority of the teen’s driving. 
-Requires all driver education programs to offer a 90 minute parental course (there is no extra charge for this class and will be held the first night of the course-March 5th 6-7:30pm). ****Parent meeting will be held in the High School Library****
-Primary driving supervisors must keep track of dates and driving times on a MN State Driving Log Sheet.  If the primary driving supervisor completes 90 minute parent course, 40 hours must be completed on the log and 15 of those must be night driving. 
-If primary driving supervisor chooses not to complete the 90 minute parent course, the driving log must then verify 50 hours of driving, with 15 at night. 

Full registration form can be downloaded under registration form tab in the menu to the left.

*Special notes for Green House classes*
You MUST register through Carlton Community Education; your spot is reserved once payment has been received.  Please ensure to specify date AND time, as this will assist in securing your a spot in the class you wish to attend.  Please also include the name of the class (Container Garden, Fairy Gardens or Succulent Garden).  REMINDER:  All people attending theses classes must be paid and pre-registered prior to the class deadline, helpers will not be allowed-they must pay the class fee.

Container Gardening
This popular class, held at The Green House in Carlton, features valuable guidelines for planting mixed containers.  Plant selection, soil, container size, fertilizing and many other points are covered.  Participants may bring in their own container(s) (12” minimum diameter) or obtain them at the class and can plant as many as they want.  Soil and plants will be available at discounted prices.  Get your hands dirty while planting and then leave your container at the Green House to be cared for there until picked up no later than May 18.  **Due to space limitations, a maximum of four containers, per paid class participant, can be left with The Green House.  This “hands on” class will fill up fast, so reserve your spot early!!
Dates: April 23, 25, 26 & 27, 2018 6-8pm
April 24 & 26, 10am-12pm
April 28, 9-11am or 1-3pm
Place: The Green House, 210 6th Street, Carlton
Fee: $15.00
Instructor: Jim Fahrenholz, The Green House owner, who has 50+ years experience in the plant business!  
Deadline: Friday, April 13th

Fairy Gardens/Succulent Gardens
Whether you call them miniature gardens or fairy gardens, this class will provide all the information you need to build one of your own!  Plant selection, arrangement and design will be covered to enable attendees to create a miniature garden ranging from a small dish garden to a more extensive outdoor garden.  All essential materials will be available to build one onsite if desired.
Succulents are becoming a new way to garden and this trend is getting more and more popular!  Come learn about succulents and then you can create your own succulent garden to take home with you!  All essential materials will be available to build one onsite if desired.  This would be a great way to display your green thumb all year round, enjoy your succulent garden outdoors in the summer and continue enjoying it in the winter months by bringing it indoors.  Succulent gardens can also be adorned with fairy garden decorations to add a twist. 

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Place: The Green House, 210 6th St., Carlton
Instructor: Jan Seidlecki
Class fee: $15.00
Deadline: Friday, April 13th


Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent but was not sure where to begin? 

Do you have an extra bedroom and a warm heart for children?  The need for safe and caring homes in Minnesota is now greater than ever.  Kindred Family Focus will be hosting an informational meeting for those interested in finding out more on how to become a licensed foster care provider or adoptive parent. 

Wednesday, March 7th from 6:30-8:00pm
Carlton High School Library

*Contact Julie Soderberg to RSVP at 612-816-3851 or

Device Assistance 101

Have a device-an iPad, laptop or smart phone, but aren’t quite sure how to use it or get the best use out of it?  Yvette Maijala is going to share her expertise with you!  This will be a laid back approach to getting the help you need to navigate your device.  Come to these sessions to get all of your questions answered!  You can come to one or all, the choice is yours.

Date: Tuesdays, March 13, April 10 and May 15, 2018 
Time:  2:00-3:00pm
Location: Magnolia Café, 206 3rd St., Carlton
Cost: $8.00 per session or $20.00 when you register for all 3!
Instructor: Yvette Maijala
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Navigating Mental Health 101

Are you contemplating the need for mental health services for yourself or a loved one?  Are you confused and not sure where to start?  Then this free, informational class is for you.  The instructor plans to hold a laid back, but very informative session assisting you in differentiating between assessment types, the professionals involved in mental health and when to seek the appropriate one for your needs.  This class will help you decide the best place to start and the ways to successfully get the help needed in what can be an overwhelming and confusing journey. 

Date:  Tuesday, April 3, 2018 
Time:  6:30-7:30p
Location: Carlton South Terrace Elementary Library
Cost: Free
Instructor: Amanda Radtke, MSW, LICSW
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

Coffee Creations!

Do you live for that first cup of hot, delicious and caffeinated coffee when you arise in the morning and greet the day?  Then this class is for you and might even have you loving the amazing brews even more!  Come learn about the basics of coffees, espressos and other coffee drinks.  Become educated on grinds and blends of coffee and you also get hands on experience behind the counter making your own brew!  Each class participant will bring home coffee, a new knowledge of coffee and maybe even a greater love for it as well?

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 
Time:  6:00-8:00pm
Location: Magnolia Café, 206 3rd St., Carlton
Cost: $20.00
Instructor: Yvette Maijala
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 11, 2018