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2015 Spring Adult Enrichment Classes

“Social Security”

When should you begin receiving your Social Security retirement benefits? As you near retirement, one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll need to make is when to begin receiving your Social Security retirement benefits. With pensions disappearing, Social Security remains the major source of guaranteed lifetime retirement income for most Americans, so it’s important to take the time to explore your options and make an informed, well-reasoned decision.

Tuesday, April 7


Instructor: Andrea Seelhammer


Location: Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School



“Estate Basics”

An estate plan is a map of how you want your personal and financial affairs to be handled in the future. An effective estate plan can help ensure that your family’s financial needs will be taken care of, and that your personal wishes will be carried out in the manner you intended. It’s a critical part of your overall financial plan.

Tuesday, April 21



Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School 

Instructor: Andrea Seelhammer


“Defensive Driving - Refresher Class”

This class is for those who need only the Certified Defensive Driving Refresher class. If you have already taken the 55-plus course, you can renew your 10%/three-year insurance discount by taking the state-approved class. Completion certificate will be given at the end of class. Call 632-2396 to pre-register.

Tuesday, April 21



WDC Middle/High School

Certified instructor: Audrey Stearns



“Running Your First 5K”

You may be asking, “How far is a 5K?” A 5K is 3.1 miles. This class will help you run your first 5K. Too many people have been turned off to running simply by trying to start too fast. Their body’s rebel and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would want to run in the first place. This class is designed to ease you into running so you can run your 5K in two months. Come join the group and be ready just in time to run Tri-County Health Care’s “Sunnybrook Stomp” on June 19. We’ve even included the Stomp registration in the class fee — a $15 value and a free T-shirt! What are you waiting for! Lace up your shoes and let’s hit the ground running!

Mondays starting April 6 for 8 weeks

5:30pm - Meet in the WDC MS/HS Commons

$30 (includes Sunnybrook Stomp $15 registration and Free T-shirt!)

Ages: 12 and up

Instructor: Susan Kreklau




“Canning 101”

This class is filled with everything you need to know to get started in canning and preserving your own foods. By the time you finish this class, you will be well on your way to making and storing foods like you have thought about for so long! You will learn about the tradition of canning and preserving, how to get started, deciding what to can and preserve the various methods of canning and preserving water bath and pressure canning, tools of the trade. You will also learn all about the importance of reducing safety risks and about all the benefits of taking part in this age-old tradition. Call (218) 632-2396 to pre-register.

Monday, April 27


Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School


Instructor: LeAnn Evans



Summer 2015 Day Trips:

Akeley’s Woodtick Theater

This is the year to go to the Wood Tick Theater in Akeley! We will enjoy the music and comedy in the North Woods their repertoire of country, bluegrass, folk, gospel and comedy that has made this show one of the most sought after attractions in northern Minnesota. The day will start with a visit to Walker. You will have time to explore the quaint shops in their downtown. We will eat at Chase on the Lake, then off to the theater! 

Wednesday, June 17

8:30 am-6:30 pm

$48 includes charter bus, play and lunch


State Fair Trip

Come and join us for our annual trip to the “Great Minnesota Get Together!” You will ride in the comfort of an air-conditioned charter bus to arrive at the fair refreshed and ready to enjoy the day. Fee includes your ride and admission to the fair. 

Saturday, Aug. 29

Leave 7am. Depart fair 7pm. Arrive home about 10pm.



What is Community Education?

Wadena-Deer Creek Schools provide and sponsor numerous Community Education programs which involve many participants each year in various classes, trips, programs and activities, including the following:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED
  • Early Childhood Family Education
  • Youth Development/Youth Service
  • Little Kids Club / Kids Krew
  • Prairie Fire Theater
  • Year-Round Recreation programs
  • Community Band
  • Peer Helpers
  • Summer W.I.N. program
  • Arts Enrichment
  • Wadena Co. Historical Society
  • Book Club Evening Enrichment Classes and Activities
  • 7th-Grade Orientation Trip to Inspiration Point


For more information, contact:


WDC Community Education Director
 Sandie Rentz
Phone: (218) 632-2396
Email: srentz@wdc2155.k12.mn.us