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  • Introduction to Watercolor Painting

    Start learning how to paint with watercolors! Explore materials and basic watercolor techniques as well as color theory and color mixing. Create a painting or two you'll be proud of! Supplies may be purchased from the instructor. A supply fee of $40 is due at the at class. This introductory class is for those who are new to watercolor painting and is a prerequisite for Watercolor I and Watercolor II, offered here at Thompson Park. Instructor: Linda Stout
  • Landmark Tours: Plan a Trip of a Lifetime!

    2021-22 Landmark Tours Travel Show Are you ready to explore the world again? Landmark is! Join us at TPAC to learn more about the exciting world of excorted travel. TPAC collaborates with Landmark Tours, a local, family-owned tour operator. For more information call 651-403-8300 or stop by and pick up a catalog of the exciting 2021-22 trips! Presenter: John Lyons Thur, Nov 11 1-2 pm 1592-F21 1 session - free Register by Thur, Nov 4
  • Line Dancing Group

    If you like to dance to music, you’ll love this line dance class. We’ll dance to a variety of music genres and YOU CAN learn these dances. It’s fun, good for the soul, and no partner is needed! Instructor: Margaret Christians Thursdays 9 am 1615-F21 $15 per trimester Begins Sept 23rd Register in advance
  • Mah Jongg

    Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and luck. Everyone is welcome! If you've never played and are interested in learning, call 651-403-8300 to set up a time to try it out and we'll teach you! Begins Sept 2nd. Thursdays 1-3:45 pm $15 per trimester Register in advance
  • Medicare Seminars: Are You New to Medicare?

    Are You New to Medicare? This seminar is for you if you are turning 65 or are over 65 and going off your company's health insurance plan. What if you are not sure if you should go on Medicare or stay on your company's plan? YES, this seminar will also assist you with that decision. We will review the ABCs of Medicare. Types of Medicare health care and prescription drug programs, along with factors to consider when choosing a Medicare health plan and timelines for initial enrollment and annual Medicare open enrollment. Presenters: Harvey Perle, Owner and Principal of Perle & Co., & Sheri Salloway Yarosh, MBA licensed insurance agent from Partners Senior Advantage l Thur, Sept 16 9:30-10:30am $5 Register in advance
  • Medicare Seminars: Considerations for Those Turning 60

    Considerations for Those turning 60 - Financial, Health and Lifestyle Topics to Review This seminar offers attendees a checklist of topics to explore as they reach this milestone birthday. Topics such as financial checkups, health care checks, healthcare program reviews, and lifestyle considerations will be presented as points to begin contemplation and discussions with significant family members and professionals. Topics to be covered: Retirement income check up - when to begin to take social security benefits, wills and healthcare directives, health risks, life insurance and final expense insurance, long term care options, Medicare, employee health care vs. Medicare healthcare, housing options, and important document organization and storage. Presenters: Harvey Perle, Owner and Principal of Perle & Co., & Sheri Salloway Yarosh, MBA licensed insurance agent from Partners Senior Advantage l Thur, Sept 2 9:30-10:30am $5 Register in advance
  • Medicare Seminars: What is New for Medicare 2022?

    What changes are anticipated for Medicare program recipients in 2022 with the new plans? Will the premiums for Part B increase? Do I need to review my Medicare health plan and prescription drug plan vs the new program options? What new benefits are being offered by various Medicare advantage programs? This seminar will address all these questions but no specific plan data will be shared. Presenters: Harvey Perle, Owner and Principal of Perle & Co., & Sheri Salloway Yarosh, MBA licensed insurance agent from Partners Senior Advantage l Thur, Oct 14 9:30-10:30am $5 Register in advance
  • Mystery Book Club

    Solve a mystery every month! Read and discuss book selections along with other mystery book enthusiasts, and share your favorite mysteries with the group! The Mystery Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 10:30 - 12:00.
  • Nature Sense

    Nature Sense Programs designed for seniors to promote connections with nature. Summer programs will take place outside, once a month, Friday mornings, 9-10:30. Meet Naturalist Eloise Dietz on the TPAC patio for a hands-on introduction to that month's theme. Following the presentation participants will take a guided tour through various parts of the park's trails. You are encouraged to wear walking shoes and appropriate clothing for temperature and weather conditions. Presenter: Eloise Dietz, Former Dodge Nature Center Naturalist. . Wild Edibles Fri, July 16 9-10:30 am $8 Register by Mon, July 12 . Prairie Life Fri, Aug 20 9-10:30 am $8 Register by Fri, Aug 13 .
  • Nature Sense

    Nature Sense These programs are designed for seniors to promote connections with nature. Autumn programs will take place both inside & outside, once a month, Tuesday afternoons, 2:30-3:30. Meet Naturalist Eloise Dietz for a hands-on introduction to this month's theme. Following the presentation participants will take a guided tour through various parts of the park's trails. You are encouraged to wear walking shoes and appropriate clothing for temperature and weather conditions. Presenter: Eloise Dietz, Former Dodge Nature Center Naturalist . Marvelous Mushrooms Tues, Sept 7 2:30-3:30 am $8 Register by Tues, Aug 31 . Autumn Colors Hike Tues, Oct 5 2:30-3:30 am $8 Register by Tues, Sept 28 . Nature's Harvest Tues, Nov 2 2:30-3:30 am $8 Register by Tues, Oct 26 . Winter Light Tues, Dec 7 2:30-3:30 am $8 Register by Tues, Nov 30 .
  • Nonfiction Book Club 2021-2022

    Read and discuss a classic nonfiction book or the latest bestseller! The group selects future books to read - a great way to share or find your next favorite book! The Nonfiction Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month, 10:30 - 12:00.
  • Open Bocce Ball

    Playing bocce ball is a fun, friendly, competitive game of skill, and comes with its own set of health benefits for anyone participating. The most popular bocce ball game is open bocce among casual players. Bocce can be played anywhere. We will assemble in the back yard of TPAC, near the patio. Instructor: TPAC Staff . Mondays beginning May 3 9:30-10:30 am weekly 1596-S21 $15 for the summer Register by Monday, April 26
  • Open Watercolor

    Enjoy painting with others who share your love of this art, while listening to classical music and conversing with one another. Bring your own supplies. There is no instructor for this group.
  • Open Watercolor

    Enjoy painting with others who share your love of this art, while listening to classical music and conversing with one another. Bring your own supplies. There is no instructor for this group, so paint whatever inspires you!
  • Patriotic Journey

    Folds of Honor is an engaging and expressive thirty-minute presentation covering the historical background of the bugle call "Taps", as well as the folding of the American flag when presented at the conclusion of a military funeral. Included in the presentation are intriguing, often little-known details of the evolution of the twenty-four notes of "Taps", myths, and commemorative sites. The presentation of the folding of an American flag includes its patriotic historical background and an explanation of the symbolism of the thirteen folds as it is folded.* Veterans will be recognized at the the end of the event speech. Presenter: Dick Middelton Wed, Nov 10 1-2 pm $10 Register by Wed, Nov 3
  • Professor David Schultz: American Politics and the Future of the Two Party System

    For 150 years, American Politics has been dominated by the Democratic and Republican Parties. Yet increasingly, voters no longer identify with either party. Do we need new political parties? This talk looks at how political parties in America have changed over time and whether there is a need for new parties in the future. Presenter: Professor David Schultz, political science dept at Hamline University, teacher of American politics, public policy and administration, and ethics; Holds appointment @ UofM Law School and teaches election law, state constitutional law, and professional responsibility. Thur, Dec 16 10-11:30 am $12 Register by Thur, Dec 9
  • Project Mat Making - Umbrella Group

    The Umbrella Group is organizing this service project -- crocheting plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless population. Meets most Tuesdays thru August.
  • Project Mat Making - Umbrella Group

    The Umbrella Group is organizing this service project -- crocheting plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless population. 4th Tuesdays 1-3 pm No Fee Please register in advance.
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  • Red Hot Peppers

    Red Hot Peppers is a fun group of women over 50 who enjoy socializing and going to events once per month. 1st Tuesdays 10:30 am 1617-F21 $10 annually
  • Richard Painter: Lying is OK, If You're in Politics! Or is it?

    How did we get to the place where blatant lying, by our elected officials, is the norm? Has it always been like this? What' the history? What are the consequences for this behavior? Presenter: Richard Painter, President Law Officer, Former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer, Independent, Host of Politics Podcast http://bit.ly//PainterPod. Views expressed are his own. Wed, Oct 13 10-11:30 am $5 Register by Wed, Oct 6
  • Rooting for the Arts

    Did you know that TPAC has its own "no experience necessary" creative art community? We have an afternoon planned for you to indulge your senses, view our members' artwork, enjoy a lip-smacking root beer float and tap your toes to the live music at TPAC! Families and children welcome. Call TPAC for details on how you can display your creations. Donations accepted. Wed, Aug 25 1-3 pm Register by Wed, Aug 18
  • SSP A Bench in the Sun at Day Trippers Theatre

    A Bench in the Sun by Ron Clark "An uproarious and endearing tribute to the joys and tribulations of aging." - Broadway World Part Grumpy Old Men, part The Odd Couple, the script is rich with one-liners, tender moments, musings about the seasons, and reflections on the way the world is changing. Lifelong friends Burt and Harold are residing at Valley View Gardens. When retired actress Adrienne Bliss moves in and decides to join the duo on their bench in the sun, a heated rivalry develops as the pair vie for Adrienne's attention. Performance starts @ 1:15 pm, Daytrippers Theatre, Bloomington . Wednesday, Oct 27 $75.00 Depart TPAC 12 pm / Return 4:05 pm Depart SSP 12:15 pm / Return 3:50 pm Depart TPAC 12:30 pm / Return 3:35 pm Register by Oct 20
  • SSP Murder Mystery Lunch

    Arrive in the tiny village of Afton, MN at the historic Afton House Inn overlooking the St. Croix River Valley. Be seated in the Wheel Room or Pennington Room. This modern property is filled with antique ambiance. Upon arrival guests will receive parts for the murder mystery play. In the process of removing suspicion from yourself, you question or point to others with motive and opportunity. During these two hours of laughter and mystery solving, you will be served a luncheon. Menu: Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, a Rosemary Demin Glaze, Fresh Vegetables, Rolls & Butter, Coffee or Hot Tea, Dessert. After the mystery is solved, take a few minutes to look around the property. There are some B & B rooms you can view. Within a few blocks there are some small shops to explore and an ice cream shop. Tuesday, November 16 $72.00 Depart TPAC 10am / Return 2:15pm Depart SSP 10:15am / Return 2pm Register by August 30
  • SSP Music Man Chanhassen Theater

    Matinee performance:Meredith Willson's The Music Man A fun and transformative story, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best! This musical theatre classic features songs like "(Ya Got) Trouble," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "The Wells Fargo Wagon," "Till There Was You," "Gary, Indiana" and more! Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Wednesday, September 29 $95.00 Depart TPAC 10am / Return 5:15pm Depart SSP 10:15am / Return 5pm Register by August 30