Lifelong Learning

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.

 

Keeping Healthy through Winter with Homeopathy

Thursday, December 5
10:30-12:00pm

Do you get sick easily every winter with illnesses that linger too long? Please join us for this class where Sujata Owens, will discuss homeopathic remedies to boost your immune system and fight off bugs more readily. You will understand the holistic and natural approach of using personalized homeopathic remedy and classical homeopathic principles to restore balance. Sujata Owens is a Homeopathic Master Clinician, practicing in Northfield for 32 years.

Instructor: Sujata Owens
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 plat-equiv

 

 

Addressing Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia with Homeopathy

Tuesday, December 17
10:00-11:30am

Are you ready to say goodbye to stress, sleeplessness and Seasonal Affective Disorder? Then this class is for you. Homeopathy, 250-year-old system of medicine, has been helping people all over the world effectively, gently, legally and naturally. In this class, Sujata Owens, Homeopathic Master Clinician, practicing in Northfield for 32 years will discuss homeopathic remedies for people suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Panic disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Insomnia. You will understand the holistic and natural approach of using personalized homeopathic remedy and classical homeopathic principles to restore balance.

Instructor: Sujata Owens
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 plat-equiv

 

 

HOMELESSNESS IN NORTHFIELD

Wednesday, January 15
9:30-11:00am

The number of homeless people in Minnesota is rising.  This problem affects all age groups in urban, suburban and rural areas – and in Northfield.
What is the extent of the issue here? What does homelessness look like here? What are some of the causes and what is being done to address homelessness?
Scott Wopata, Executive Director of Northfield Community Action Center, will speak on the issue of homelessness, answer questions and lead a group discussion of this topic.

Instructor:  Scott Wopata, Executive Director of Northfield Community Action Center
Capacity:  30
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 plat

 

 

Northfield: Fifty Years of Recollections

Thursday, January 23
1:00-2:30pm

For fifty years, Wayne Eddy has had a large presence in Northfield. Over these years he has collected stories of the people and of the town’s history – some we never knew, some we will remember with a laugh or a tear. Hear about the early days of KYMN radio and DJJD, stories from the bed races and visits with Santa Claus and so much more from master story teller and radio personality, Wayne Eddy.

Instructor: Wayne Eddy
Capacity:  30
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 plat-equiv

 

 

Charles Lindbergh: Triumph, Tragedy and Controversy

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:00-11:00am

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to fly solo from New York to Paris. This feat made him one of the biggest celebrities of his time. However, his life following the flight was filled with tragedy and controversy. Join us to explore the complicated life of a complex man in this entertaining program presented by David Jones, a Minneapolis speaker who has been making historical presentations since 1996.

Instructor:  David Jones
Capacity: 36
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 plat

 

 

History of Dundas

Thursday, February 20, 2020
1:00-2:30pm

From its first settler in 1852, through the height of its milling industry, to its current growth and development, Dundas has always been so much more than that little town just south of Northfield.  Witty and entertaining historian, Marie Gery, will share the stories, the people, and the successes and the challenges through the past 160-plus years of Dundas, Minnesota.

Instructor:  Marie Gery
Capacity:  24
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 plat

 

 

Author Talk: Sharon Henry

Thursday, April 16
6:00-7:00pm

Hear local author, Sharon Henry, discuss the process of taking a life experience as the impetus to create a book, the trials of self-publishing and what she hopes to achieve through her children’s book on living with a parent with mental illness: Good Day, Sad Day, Same Day. Whether you are a budding author yourself, know someone dealing with a mental disorder, or just curious to hear about the creative process, this is a presentation you will enjoy.

Instructor:  Sharon Henry
Capacity:  24
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 plat

 

 

 

If you are interested in teaching a Lifelong Learning class or if you have an idea for a new class offering, please contact Chris Ellison at 664-3707

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