Summer 11

Alicia's picture

Basic Bike Maintenance at Sibley Bike Depot (August)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. In addition to building mechanical knowledge and skills, we can cover bike types, fit, and commuting considerations as the class desires.

Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn!

Four Sundays from 4:30-6:30, August 14, 21, 28 and September 4

Sibley Bike Depot is a non-profit community bike shop located at 712 university Ave W in St. Paul.

sibleybikedepot.org

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
Alicia is a mechanic at Sibley Bike Depot and has taught many many classes there.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Additional class location information: 
At University and Grotto, next to Saigon Restaurant
August session of Basic Bike Maintenance at Sibley!
robyedlin's picture

Making websites (from scratch)

-- This class is now pretty much closed because we're far enough that it would be difficult to jump in. If you still want to join, give me a call 609-462-2535. --

These days everyone can publish content online using blogging or content management software and services such as Blogger, Wordpress or Drupal. However I'm not too interested in teaching about using software or services that are always subject to change. My goal is to empower you to understand how websites work, and to put core concepts into practice.

This course will cover (or uncover) how to make a website from the ground up!

There will be three main components:

1) Overview of how websites (and the internet) work
2) Designing your own site using photoshop
3) Coding the site using xhtml, css, and javascript

I realize that things can change, and if we want to follow a different direction that's OK with me.

No experience required for this course. If you are scared of photoshop or words like xhtml, but have always wanted to know how to design and code a website, this course is for you! Even if you have some experience, you might still learn something.

Computers will be provided. Just bring yourself!

Facilitator email(s): 
ryedlin@g[email protected]

Location

Macaelster College
1600 Grand Avenue Humanities Rm 304
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States
Phone: 609-462-2535
Facilitator's experience: 
I've been the lead web designer at the KidWind Project for 3 years. I also briefly worked for a web design company, and have done some freelance work as well. While web design is not really my career path, I think knowing how to make websites is useful, and want to share what I know.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
609-462-2535
Class minimum size: 
4
Class maximum size: 
9
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 07/06/2011 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 07/27/2011 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 08/03/2011 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 18:00 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Macaelster College
1600 Grand Avenue Humanities Rm 304
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States
Phone: 609-462-2535
44° 56' 26.9664" N, 93° 10' 7.716" W
How to make websites (from scratch)
cfagan's picture

GreaseRag Workshop for WTF Cyclists: Derailleurs

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 19:00 - 20:00
A brief one hour workshop for women/trans/femme (WTF) cyclists to learn about how to adjust derailleurs!

Grease Rag’s mission is to encourage and empower women/ trans/ femme (WTF) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space.

GreaseRag NE meets the second Tuesday of every month at Recovery Bikes in Northeast (2555 Central Ave). We spend the first hour (7-8 pm) teaching a basic maintenance skill and the second hour (8-9 pm) is an open shop to work on anything that might be bothering you about your bike.

In July we'll be working on derailleur adjustments.

Facilitator's experience: 
I've worked as a mechanic in a few bike shops, and have worked organizing WTF bike events and spaces.

Location

Recovery Bike Shop
2555 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
United States
45° 0' 53.1612" N, 93° 14' 50.3016" W
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Address: 
Recovery Bike Shop
2555 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
United States
45° 0' 53.1612" N, 93° 14' 50.3016" W
exco's picture

Audio Electronics

Basic Electronic theory as it relates to sound and audio. This will be a beginner class and will focus on projects.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Hack Factory
3119 east 26th street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Sound tech, Audio Electronic Degree, Project Builder
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-968-9008
Class minimum size: 
0
Class maximum size: 
?
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 05/26/2011 - 21:00
Thu, 03/10/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 06/02/2011 - 21:00
Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 06/09/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 06/16/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 03/31/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 06/23/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 06/30/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 04/14/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 07/07/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 04/21/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 07/14/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 04/28/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 07/21/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 05/05/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 07/28/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 05/12/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 08/04/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 08/11/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 08/18/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 06/02/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 08/25/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 06/09/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 09/01/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 06/16/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 06/23/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 09/15/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 06/30/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 09/22/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 07/07/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 09/29/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 07/14/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 10/06/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 07/21/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 10/13/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 07/28/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 10/20/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 10/27/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 11/03/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 08/18/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 11/10/2011 - 19:00
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 19:00 - Thu, 11/17/2011 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Hack Factory
3119 east 26th street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
44° 57' 19.71" N, 93° 13' 33.7152" W
Audio
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Zumba/International Dance Fitness

Zumba is a cardio dance workout class that incorporates the basics of salsa, merengue, cumbia and samba into fun dance routines. No dance experience is necessary-- just the desire to work up a sweat and have a great time! Class will begin with a warmup, progress through several dances, and end with a cooldown.

Note: this is not an official Zumba-trademarked class, but inspired by the Zumba style!

Please contact me to let me know of your interest.

The time/date: Tuesdays, 5.30 to 6.30 at Dayton's Bluff Rec Center. This location is just off of I-94 and perfect for people who work on the East Side or downtown St. Paul, or anywhere in St. Paul close to the highway.

More info: I also teach this class at the Arizona Dance Studio, 2821 Nicollet in Minneapolis. Wednesdays, 8 to 9pm. These classes cost $5, but that's practically free...and all proceeds go towards the Arizona Bridge Project, a youth program for teen girls! Come to one or come to both!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Dayton's Bluff Rec Center
800 Conway Street
Saint Paul, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I have been an avid salsa dancer for five years. I've taught salsa through a college organization, and to children at Interlochen Arts Camp. I've choreographed several dance pieces that have been presented at concerts throughout the Twin Cities. This is the second season of this class, since it also ran this spring!
Facilitator phone number(s): 
312-213-3938
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:30 - 18:30
Tue, 07/05/2011 - 17:30 - 18:30
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 17:30 - 18:30
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 17:30 - 18:30
Tue, 07/26/2011 - 17:30 - 18:30
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 17:30 - 18:30
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 17:30 - 18:30
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Dayton's Bluff Rec Center
800 Conway Street
Saint Paul, MN
United States
44° 57' 19.3824" N, 93° 4' 1.2324" W
Additional class location information: 
In the dance studio
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exco's picture

Business and Communication Skills

This course focuses on basic business skills - how to set up your small business, how to keep track of incomings and outgoings; how and what deductions to take; how to create a marketing plan; what kinds of insurance do you need; and any other aspect of running a small business.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

The Healing Circle
846 Laurel Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-227-8776
Facilitator's experience: 
I have been teaching a form of this class for 15 plus years at a local accredited college. I have had businesses since I was 15 years of age and for the last 28 years have been running my own health care business as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-227-8776
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
4
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
No, but willing to find an alternate location if necessary.
Address: 
The Healing Circle
846 Laurel Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-227-8776
44° 56' 40.9128" N, 93° 8' 8.5632" W
All putative business members are welcome
Alicia's picture

Women and Trans Basic Bike Maintenance at Sibley Bike Depot (july 2011)

The class will be similar to other beginning classes at Sibley Bike Depot, but is just for self-identified women, transgendered, and gender-queer people.

Over the four weeks you will get a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. In addition to building mechanical knowledge and skills, we can cover bike types, fit, and commuting as the class desires.

Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn! Come learn how to fix your bike from a female mechanic in a fun and inclusive space.

Four Sundays in July, the 10th, 17, 24, and 31st from 4:30 - 6:30pm

Sibley is located at 712 University in St. Paul, between Saigon restaurant and SugaRush Donuts.

Our regular Women and Transgender Open Shop Night is Tuesdays from 6-9 and is a great time to practice what you've learned and get involved with Sibley!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Alicia is a mechanic at Sibley Bike Depot and has taught numerous classes there. She also runs the Women and Trans Night.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Additional class location information: 
On University near Grotto, go in the door labled 712
Beginning bike repair just for women and trans
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Hand Stitching and Basic Sewing

Tuesdays 12- 2pm
June 28 - July 19
Location: 2740- A Louisiana Ave. Louisiana Court

This class teaches hand stitching and sewing machine parts and basic
sewing stitching for creativity.

Phone / email for the class location: 952-933-0411 / [email protected]

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Louisiana Court -PPL
2740- A Louisiana Ave.
MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Life long experience in sewing and a sewing business and volunteer sewing experiences
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
10
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Louisiana Court -PPL
2740- A Louisiana Ave.
MN
United States
44° 57' 14.0256" N, 93° 22' 16.2948" W
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ThBarrett's picture

Ropemaking

) This class will be to practice twisting rope from natural materials.

) As a group, we will develop a schedule to gather materials and decide what to discuss during the class hour.

) An example will be provided.

) If participants are able and willing, we may collaborate to pay for some materials, but money is not required. This will pay for permission to gather plants from private property, including natural hemps & prepared fibers such as flax / bamboo / buckthorn / snake plant / cotton etc. & furtherance would be on a list to this.

*Please be aware that the class will explore ethnobotony and as of yet I am unaware of runoff fields nearby plants, so there is a chance that in the gatehring process we could be exposed to country measles. Consult doctor for allergies: Jewelweed prepared as the nettle leaves in compress & you can just fight it.

) No tools are necessary and scraps could be put towards a mulch campaign.

) I will be bringing some stories to share:
"Saber tooth bone smuggling in Alexandria'
'Calf pocket'
'Horses as unicorn'

Speakers by,

Caeboca of Ibojwa
&
Snowflake the crayola tempest

-If you were misled & looking for our thieves guild Contact [email protected]; They are studying karma and etiquette.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Amore Coffee
879 Smith Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55118
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Character Illustration. Music Composition. I have 30 feet of experience and festival work with Nettle Hemp. No successful students but I have worked with exco for 3 years.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
6514426236
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
8
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 07/14/2011 - 18:00 - Thu, 08/25/2011 - 19:15
Thu, 07/21/2011 - 18:00 - Thu, 09/01/2011 - 19:15
Thu, 07/28/2011 - 18:00 - Thu, 09/08/2011 - 19:15
Thu, 08/04/2011 - 18:00 - Thu, 09/15/2011 - 19:15
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 18:00 - Thu, 09/22/2011 - 19:15
Thu, 08/18/2011 - 18:00 - Thu, 09/29/2011 - 19:15
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:00 - Thu, 10/06/2011 - 19:15
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Amore Coffee
879 Smith Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55118
United States
44° 55' 10.2612" N, 93° 6' 6.9228" W
Rope making.
exco's picture

YOUTH ONLY: The Canvas Summer Arts / Justice Events

CONTACT:
1610 Hubbard Ave.
[email protected]
651.298.4393

This summer, the Canvas will be offering two powerful, unique programs each and every Thursday evening. First, we'll be bringing back TEENS TAKING ACTION, a series filled with workshops and discussions (and food!) investigating the intersection of community, social justice and the arts, starting each Thursday at 4pm. Then at 6pm, we'll be kicking off our THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE series, a weekly event focused on showcasing talent, loving the arts and just having fun. From poetry slams to concerts to dance battles and more, these programs will all be FREE.

June 9
5:30pm: EXCO Listening Session and Screen-Printing Workshop (food provided!)

June 16
4pm: Real Talk : An open discussion about hip hop, LGBTQ rights, identity and how communities can work together.
6pm: Hip Hop Against Homophobia Concert featuring Heidi Barton Stink, Zac HB, i.ONE and West Side Teen Power!

June 21 (Tuesday):
3pm: "I Wish" mural creation. Come help create a living, growing mural.

June 23
4pm: Community Organizing 101 workshop: Learn about and brainstorm effective strategies for making a difference in your community.
6pm: Speak.Justice Teen Poetry Slam: bring two social justice-oriented poems and go head-to-head with other teen poets for a chance to win some prizes.

June 30
4pm: Writing for Change workshop: 2-time National Poetry Slam champion Guante will lead this interactive writing workshop looking at how we can talk about the issues that are important to us in an engaging way.
6pm: Speak On It! Teen Open Mic: The Canvas’ monthly teen open mic. For poets, rappers, singers or anyone with something to say.

July 7
4pm: Theater of the Oppressed Workshop: This interactive workshop examines social justice issues through movement, role-playing and more.
6pm: Theater Performance: Details TBA.

July 14
4pm: Canvas Quarter Carnival

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

The Canvas
1610 Hubbard Ave.
saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
The Canvas is a teen arts center in Saint Paul, MN. Committed to youth leadership, engaging arts programs and community-building, the Canvas offers workshops, classes, special events, materials and support for young writers, dancers, visual artists, performers and artists of all kinds.
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
The Canvas
1610 Hubbard Ave.
saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
44° 57' 54.0756" N, 93° 10' 6.8412" W
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