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Fall programs can be found on the online registration pages. Listed below are current program flyers.
Additional programs may be added as the fall and winter progresses! Click here for current brochure.
Please scroll down and Click on the underlined Titles to download the program flyer.
Clicking on the activity number will take you directly to online registration for that program.
Program Registration form to use for mail in or drop off registrations. Has information on how to register in person or by mail.
Special Interests and Trips
Book Discussion Group Join us for book club from 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at Robbinsdale City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Ave N, Sixth Corner Room. Books are listed below or click on the hyperlink to view a printable flyer.
1. Participant Guidelines:
2. Check out books from a library or purchase from a bookstore.
3. Participants are encouraged to attend all discussions but are free to attend when their schedule permits or only those books that are of interest.
4. Read the book and come with 2-3 points you’d like to discuss. Examples: clarification, points of interest, agree - disagree, characters, values, dilemmas, issues, significant, emotions, feelings-thoughts about the book, author’s style, characters, etc.
5. If you do not read the books consider coming to the group anyway; you may like to listen to the discussion. However, please don’t expect the book to be summarized.
6. Express thoughts with your personal point of view. Expect and enjoy differences of opinion.
7. Encourage others to speak their thoughts about the book.
8. Everyone is encouraged to take a turn as book co-leader and/or host/hostess (book-leadership is not a requirement to join the discussion group.)
9. Make a donation to the refreshment kitty.
December 3- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
January 7- Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
February 3- The Boy by Tami Hoag
March 3- The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
April 7- The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
May 5- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
June 2- Still Life by Louise Penny
How to Use Your iPad/iPhone Did you recently get an iPad, iPhone or Android device and need some help learning how to use it? Have you had it for a while and have questions? This class is for you! Instructor Duff Watson will provide information on the device, and allow time for questions and one on one help. Bring your charged iPad and/or iPhone class. Click on the hyperlink to view flyer and more details.
Tuesday, January 21 Activity #431201 (click to register)
Let's Go To The Movies! Join us on Thursdays (October 3rd, October 17th, November 7th, November 21st, and December 12th) and enjoy an afternoon of great movies and snacks. Movies are shown on a projection screen with surround sound. Robbinsdale Recreation Services will show a mixture of classic and recent releases. Have a request? We’d love to hear it! So pull up a chair, feel free to bring a pillow for added comfort, sit back and enjoy our feature film on the big screen. Click on the link to see what movies we are showing.
$1.00 at the door (covers cost of refreshments, movie license, and movie)
Call 763-531-1272 for more information or to register.
Local Author Series: Lake Superior Flavors
Take a culinary journey around Lake Superior with author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley, creators of the travel book Lake Superior Flavors. Norton and Dilley will share photos from their journeys to (and around) the lake, and tell stories of fruitcake-baking monks, intrepid herring fishermen, a bread bakery hidden in the northwoods of Michigan, Finnish diners, and much more at the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N.
The fee is $3, payable at the door. Register by calling Ryan Parks at 763-531-1272 to ensure a seat. Register by April 17.
A copy of the book will be available to purchase on site. The book is also available through the Hennepin County Library (https://www.hclib.org) if you would like to check it out prior to this event.
This programs is sponsored by the cities of Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, and Robbinsdale Area Schools.
Book Synopsis: “From the founders of the popular food website Heavy Table comes Lake Superior Flavors, a celebration of food culture around the shores of the greatest of the Great Lakes. Author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley take readers on a culinary tour around Lake Superior, hitting high-traffic tourist spots and cultural institutions as well as off-the-beaten-path discoveries.
Norton and Dilley also meet food producers and artisans—fishermen, cheesemakers, brewers, and more—and explore the culinary history and current food culture of four distinct regions. Along the North Shore of Minnesota, Norton and Dilley ride along with a herring fisherman struggling to preserve his way of life. In Thunder Bay and Ontario, the authors investigate the roots of the locavore movement in a remarkable conversation with an Ojibwe woman about native food. In the remote Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, the pair encounters a group of philosophical gourmet monks who make jam from foraged berries. And along the south shore of the lake, they talk with a Wisconsin cheesemaker and goatherd who takes his flock on a nightly walk—cocktail in hand. Alongside Norton and Dilley’s travelogues are capsule reviews of restaurants, insightful tasting notes, and sidebars featuring important dishes of each region—from smoked fish and skillet-popped wild rice to pannukakku (Finnish pancakes) and cudighi (Italian meatball sandwiches).
Showcasing the wild beauty and rugged authenticity of the places and people along the circle tour, Lake Superior Flavors is ideal for local foodies and for visitors who want to learn about food traditions through delicious eating and lively traveling.”
Is social media confusing to you? Are you interested in learning how to safely post information? Do you want to understand who sees what? Learn about the different types of social media platforms, why you might want to have an account, and how to set up various types of accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Bring your charged device to class if you have one (smartphone, laptop, tablet). Click on they hyperlink to view flyer and more details.
Tuesday, February 24 Activity #431202 (click to register)
Fitness, Exercise & Sport Classes
If you are interested in receiving a copy of the bi-monthly Newsletter with information about programs and activities for adults ages 55 and older there is a $5/year subscription fee or download a copy by clicking below titles. To sign up, please call 763-531-1278.
The Robbinsdale Senior Commission meets 9 times a year; the first Mondays of January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December, 1:30 pm at Robbinsdale City Hall. The Commission is an advisory group to City Council on issues relating to older adults. All meeting are open to the general public. Current projects the members are working on include promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety.