Continuing Education Events Announced for Fall

Posted on September 1st, 2008 by

Most Continuing Education events are held in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center on the south end of the Gustavus campus.

Most Continuing Education events are held in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center on the south end of the Gustavus campus.

Gustavus Adolphus College and the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office have teamed up to provide the extended St. Peter community with several informational and educational events this fall as part of the college’s Continuing Education program.

This year’s program is themed “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” and will be a yearlong series of programs and tours related to the St. Peter community. The fall series will focus on the land and history of St. Peter, while the spring series will focus on issues facing the community today and in the future.

The schedule of Continuing Education events this fall is as follows:

  • Saturday, Sept. 6: Morgan Creek Vineyards and Winery Tour, 3-9 p.m., $18;
  • Tuesday, Sept. 9: The Land, 7-8 p.m., $9;
  • Monday, Sept. 15: Beginning Spanish, 7-8 p.m., (This event is a series of four sessions with future dates on Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1) $9 per session or $30 for all four sessions;
  • Thursday, Sept. 18: What’s the Name of that Tree? 6-8 p.m., $9;
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23: The New Minnesotans, 7-8 p.m., $9;
  • Monday, Sept. 29: Preview Nobel Conference 44: “Who Were the First Humans?” 7-8 p.m., $9;
  • Saturday, Oct. 11: Schell Brewing Company Tour, 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m., $18;
  • Monday, Oct. 13: Lefler Lecture: Abraham Lincoln, Commander-in-Chief, 7:30-9 p.m., Free;
  • Thursday, Oct. 16: Which Wood Would Be Best? 7-8 p.m., $9;
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21: Archaeology of the Minnesota River Valley, 7-8 p.m., $9;
  • Saturday, Nov. 8: Museum of the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center, 10-11:30 p.m., $18;
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11: The Traverse des Sioux Treaty of 1851 and Its Consequences, 7-8 p.m., $9;
  • Thursday, Nov. 20: The Staff of Life: Trees in Folklore, 7-8 p.m., $9;
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9: In This New Land — Scandinavian Yuletide Breakfast, 8-9 a.m., $18;

All programs and events are open to the public. Registration and payment of fees are handled by the St. Peter Community and Family Education Office. Register online at stpetercommunityedonline.com or call 507-934-3048. Lectures and events are free for Gustavus students and employees. For more information on specific events, contact Shirley Mellema in the Gustavus Linnaeus Arboretum at 507-933-6181 or shirley@gustavus.edu.

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