Courses

Birthdays are the best! Join your H.O.P.E. friends to celebrate and honor those who have fall birthdays. We will have cupcakes and ice cream, and play a variety of games and activities. Bring your best singing voice for a Happy Birthday sing-along!


Wednesday, October 2, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Get ready for fall by creating a colorful seasonal project. We will take you step-by-step to a finished project that you will take home.


Thursday, September 19, 2019, HC Art Rm Door 5
Join your friends from around the state for a two-hour narrated cruise of the Mississippi River on the Anson Northrup paddleboat. Start at Harriet Island, and travel up-river to Fort Snelling. Fall color viewing should be spectacular! A box lunch is included.
Register by September 25.


Sunday, October 6, 2019, Padelford Packet Boat Company
Fleece pillows are so cozy, soft and warm and go great with fleece blankets! Join your H.O.P.E. friends and make your own fleece pillow without sewing a stitch!


Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 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!


Wednesday, September 4, 2019, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Monday, November 4, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Have fun making a festive project that will get you in the Halloween mood! We will take you step-by-step to a finished project that you will take home.


Monday, October 28, 2019, HC Art Rm Door 5
Show off your costume, or come as you are, for a pizza buffet dinner and dance party! John, the DJ, will play all your favorite songs. A rockin' Halloween atmosphere, good food, and great friends make this an event you do not want to miss!


Sunday, October 27, 2019, Banquets of Minnesota
Join us to get the upcoming season's H.O.P.E. flyer hot off the press!


Wednesday, November 13, 2019, VM Cafeteria Door N
Hot Diggity Dog! Bring on the BINGO! Play for prizes, and load up your hot dog with your favorite toppings at the hot dog bar.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Apples, apples, and more apples! We'll bake up some easy and oh-so-yummy apple desserts, and learn about and sample different types of apples. You'll leave with recipes from the class and inspiration to do more baking with apples.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, VM Rm 244 Door N
Put the frozen and prepared meals aside and learn how to make homemade meals for one that are quick, tasty, and easy to prepare!


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, VM Rm 244 Door N
Cooler weather means heartier food! In this hands-on class, you will create a delicious fall meal. Don't forget to bring your appetite!


Wednesday, September 18, 2019, VM Rm 244 Door N
Pumpkin is oh-so-delicious in muffins, bars, and other baked goods...and it's healthy! Come cook up some delicious pumpkin recipes you'll want to make over and over!


Wednesday, October 23, 2019, VM Rm 244 Door N
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.


September 11-25, 2019, HC Stage Door 5
October 9-23, 2019, HC Stage Door 5
Let's get moving! Grab your tennis shoes and meet us at the Handke Family Center! Shoot some hoops, play volleyball or just socialize and HAVE FUN!


Monday, November 11, 2019, HC Gym Door 5
A unique opportunity awaits! Meet at St. Francis High School for a relaxed performance of "Peter and the Starcatcher." The performance will include ASL interpreters, a quiet/relaxed room with bean bag chairs, weighted blankets, and other sensory calming items, the house lights will remain part-way up, and squishies and noise-canceling headphones will be available.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, St. Francis High School Performing Arts Center
Come enjoy a healthy picnic, outside games, and connecting with friends!


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Otsego Regional Park
Spooky and scary, or sweet and sophisticated? How will you decorate this fall favorite? Pick out a few small pumpkins and color them using different kinds of paint and materials.


Thursday, October 24, 2019, HC Art Rm Door 5
Financial planning for a loved one with special needs requires looking at things from a different angle. Explore the basics of planning and how it affects your ability to receive aid. Topics include investing, insurance, passing along assets, guardianships and special needs trusts.


Thursday, October 3, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Share the evening with friends from H.O.P.E. as you create a Thanksgiving craft to brighten your holiday table, or to give as a gift.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019, HC Cafeteria 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!


Wednesday, August 21, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Thursday, October 17, 2019, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Spruce up your home with a colorful handmade wind chime!


Monday, August 26, 2019, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5