Lifelong Learning Classes

Register for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at FiftyNorth, or by clicking on the title of the class

Please pre-register and check-in for all classes no matter your membership levels. It is also important to check-in at the front desk when you arrive for your class.  We use attendance data for grant applications, insurance reimbursement, space planning and determining whether or not to cancel a class.
Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of classes for those who find the cost a financial hardship.
If you are interested in teaching a Lifelong Learning class or if you have an idea for a new class offering, please contact Patty Ciernia at 664-3709

CPR and First Aid

Wednesday, June 8
9:00-12:00pm

Students will receive expert training in First Aid and Basic Life Support CPR (adult) including Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). This 3-hour class includes instruction, demonstrations and hands-on activities and culminates in the students earning an American Heart Card. It is appropriate training for Certified Nurse Assistants, healthcare workers, teachers, instructors, and volunteers. Many health care facilities require this training of their employees.

Instructor:  Jon Bolster
Capacity:  10
Cost:  $72 nonmbr, $65 mbr, $0 platinum

Hvistendahl to give talk on History of the Archer House

Saturday, June 11
10:00-11:00am

Local historian Susan Hvistendahl was among those watching in horror on Nov. 12, 2020, when a fire which started in the Smoqehouse restaurant spread throughout Northfield’s iconic 1877 Archer House and led to its demolition this past January.

Her 2015 “Historic Happenings” book about Northfield people and events had included a history of the hotel which had gone through a $1.1 million renovation in 2011. Last year, a second edition of this book published by By All Means Graphics in partnership with the Northfield Historical Society included a “Tragic Addendum” about the fire. On Saturday, June 11, at 10: a.m. at FiftyNorth, Hvistendahl will give an update on her research as she talks about the history of the Archer House, from its opening in 1877 through 2022. Photos, videos and more will be used as illustrations. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Presenter: Susan Hvistendahl
Capacity:  30
Cost: FREE
Space:  Room 103

The Essential Documents You Need to Complete

Tuesday, June 21
10:00-11:30am

Do your loved ones a favor by preparing and organizing important documents.  This will help them make financial decisions, act on your behalf and follow your wishes.  Jacqui Dorsey, an attorney with the law firm Hvistendahl, Moersch, Dorsey and Hahn, will present a hands-on information session.  You will become acquainted with helpful forms and can ask questions about their use.

Presenter: Jacqui Dorsey
Capacity:  30
Cost: $9 nonmbr, $7mbr, $0 platinum
Space:  103

CPR and First Aid

Wednesday, August 3
9:00-12:00pm

Students will receive expert training in First Aid and Basic Life Support CPR (adult) including Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). This 3-hour class includes instruction, demonstrations and hands-on activities and culminates in the students earning an American Heart Card. It is appropriate training for Certified Nurse Assistants, healthcare workers, teachers, instructors, and volunteers. Many health care facilities require this training of their employees.

Instructor:  Jon Bolster
Capacity:  10
Cost:  $72 nonmbr, $65 mbr, $0 platinum