LIFE: Learning is ForEver

A venture of Recreation & Leisure Services Department and Community & Family Education 

One-stop registration for all classes at Community & Family Education. Register in person at Community Center room 207, by phone 934-3048 or online at 

Cancelled: 7-Mile Creek Watershed Learning Program 

Seven Mile Creek drains water from 24,000 acres of prime Nicollet County farmland through a popular county park and into the Minnesota River just upstream of Saint Peter. Modern farming methods, a vibrant farm economy, and excellent water quality are all dependent on one another. We cannot have one without all three. Learn more about the relationship of Great River Greening and 7-mile Creek.

Brad Gordon, Great River Greening

Thu., Mar. 26, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., SPCC 217, $5

Political Origin Stories: Greek and Roman Myth and the Hit Musical ‘Hamilton’

Myths are stories told across the generations that probe and illuminate the big questions - Who are we? Where do we come from? How do we live together? This talk explores the political contexts of ancient Athenian and Roman origin stories to illuminate the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton.’ It argues that the musical’s characterization of Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the United States shares many parallels with the ways that ancient cultures used myth at critical historical moments to craft their own political identities and futures.

Yurie Hong, Assoc. Professor and Chair of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Assoc. Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College

Wed., Apr. 15, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m, SPCC 217, $5

Earth Day - Recycling 101

Recycling has become a mainstay in the life our trash and the future of recycling is threatened. Learn a brief history of recycling, historical and current costs, where our recycling goes and how it gets processed. Attendants will also learn what is and is NOT recyclable and other contaminants that should not be in the recycling bin. As added fun, learn how to make plarn – plastic yarn – made from single use plastic bags to be used to crochet plastic mats.

Al Christensen, Tri-County Waste

Wed., Apr. 22, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 217, Free