Upcoming Courses


Put a little spark in your 4th of July celebration with a rocket centerpiece for your table! Whether it's for a party or your family table, these patriotic pool noodle rocket creations will really help your day "take off." We encourage everyone to wear red, white and blue to this class.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
What on earth is a Buggle?! We'll create these little critters using clear gems, colorful paper and round magnets. These little darlings will jazz up any refrigerator! You'll also decorate a storage jar to take them home in.

Thursday, May 20, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
With an ever-changing benefits system, you will be happy to learn that your estate plan includes provisions for the care of a child, grandchild or family member with special needs without adversely affecting their benefits or programs. Discuss how to properly protect your assets and provide for the future benefit of your loved one. Learn the pros and cons of a special needs trust and how it may be an option to be considered.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Online Only
Start your weekend off right by socializing with friends! Enjoy your own private screening of a recently-released movie at the historic Handke Family Center, and dine on pizza, pop and a treat!

Friday, July 23, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Friday, August 13, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Game on! Get together with H.O.P.E. friends to play board and card games such as Uno, SkipBo, Sorry, Jenga, Yahtze, Memory, and more!

Thursday, June 10, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
It always feels nice to brighten someone's day with some kind words! We'll make summer greeting cards and decorations to donate to a local senior building. Doing things for others and expecting nothing in return is good for your soul!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Join us to get the upcoming season's H.O.P.E. flyer hot off the press!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Make exercise fun with music! In this 3-session class, you will create your own movements and learn some simple stretching and cardio exercises as you dance to different types of music. Learn how music can be used for motivation, exercise, and relaxation. Come ready to have fun with music and dance! Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

June 14-28, 2021, HC Gym Door 5
August 16-30, 2021, HC Gym Door 5
This cheery cherry centerpiece is the perfect addition to your summer table! Decorate two Mason-type jars using pom poms and glitter cardstock. Add some fresh flowers or branches and display wherever you'd like a dose of summery cheer!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Give your home a nautical vibe! Create a Popsicle Stick Beach Sign using objects found on the beach. Bring a few shells, beach glass, stones or starfish from your own collection. If you don't have any, that's okay -- we have plenty of sand and shells for you to use!

Thursday, June 17, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
Beach home decor is really popular these days! Who wouldn't want to be surrounded by the relaxing and happy feeling of the beach all year long? These seashell art pieces are a beautiful addition to any home. Use shells to entirely cover each 5X7" plastic frame or create your own designs! You'll be feeling beachy in no time!

Thursday, July 8, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
Design your own summer tote! Turn a plain white tote into a festive summer bag using red and blue paint and stamps! Add a couple of red and blue tassels and you're set to display your patriotic pride!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
Do you love cactus and succulent gardens, but not taking care of them? This one doesn't even need sun! Paint beach stones to look like cactus and succulents, and also paint the flower pot to put them in. You'll feel sunny and warm every time you look at your little garden. WARNING: This kit can get a little prickly! Just kidding!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
Explore the beautiful trails around Elk River while going on a Scavenger Hunt! Take a leisurely walk on the paths and look for items on the checklist. Suitable for wheelchairs, the trails are mostly flat but have some hills.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Otsego Regional Park
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Woodland Trails Park
Thursday, August 26, 2021, Otsego Regional Park
Anything can look interesting and beautiful if you wrap it in twine, and this bottle can be used to give your space a rustic, beachy, or artsy look. There's no need for it to look perfect -- imperfections add to the charm! You'll cover one glass bottle and find a way to repurpose it. Turn it into a candle holder, a vase, or whatever - the choice is yours!

Thursday, August 5, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
Did you know that people have been playing Uno since 1971? It's a fun and easy card game! If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you!

Thursday, June 3, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Dress up any table with this adorable watermelon napkin holder! You'll even get napkins to fill it with! Socialize with friends while you paint this preassembled craft. When you're finished painting, stick around and enjoy a slice of fresh watermelon!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
Chill out! Kick back with your friends and make the most of a beautiful summer evening! We'll have an ice cream treat for you to enjoy while we listen to some music and play a few yard games.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, HC Nature Explore Classroom Door 5