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 

Moving Charlie McCarthy          

In the late 1800s, Marysburg township farmer Charlie McCarthy was buried at the State Insane Asylum in Saint Peter. In 2010, the Generations Project of Brigham Young University chose McCarthy as a subject of a documentary examining the degrading account of a fateful trip from Saint Peter to Marysburg in which McCarthy lost his feet. This program debunks the accusations of the Saint Peter Tribune and shows the difficulties involved when the descendant’s family engaged Larry Kortuem to move Charlie’s grave from Saint Peter to join his wife in Marysburg. The program includes footage of the grave opening and reburial done in the standards of the 1800s. A fascinating story full of history! Larry Korteum, Historical Presenter

Thu., Nov. 19, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., SPCC Rm. 219, $5


Understanding Hymnal Music during the Christmas Season

Music is a major part of the Christmas season and its celebrations. But the question remains: Is it a Christmas song? Is it a Christmas hymn? Is it a Christmas carol? While we might think it   doesn’t matter, there are some differences in the music you hear and the lyrics you sing. Learn more about the music of the holiday season during this learning program. Emily Bruflat, Cantor, First Lutheran Church

Thu., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., SPCC Rm. 219, $5