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YOUTH CLASSESYouth Driver’s Ed

Denny Foerster, certified driving instructor and owner of John’s Driving School

The first step in driver education training is the required 30-hour classroom instruction. Students may register for this class portion if they will be age 15 by Jan. 1, 2012. After the successful completion of this class, students can then obtain a blue card for an additional $100 payable to the instructor. This blue card is required when taking the state permit test. Once you have your permit, students can register for Behind-the-Wheel with our instructor. You will be required to take three 2-hr. sessions for an additional $50/session payable to instructor at the time of sessions. FYI: The total cost of driver’s ed training is $349. Go to to receive a $10 off coupon redeemable on any portion of training. Hurry! Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 13.

Introduction to Knitting

This class is an introduction to knitting and is perfect for the young person in grades 4 and up that are just starting to knit. In this class you will knit a hat and scarf set that you can keep for yourself or give as a special holiday gift. Skills taught include casting on, knitting and purling, decreasing and increasing, and casting off. Materials required include yarn for the hat and scarf. The first class will provide a basic introduction and instructions on the type of yarn you will need to purchase for your project. Needles will be provided by the instructor

#3008: Tues., Oct. 18-Nov. 29 (no class 11/15), 3-5 p.m., BAHS, $30. Registration is due by Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Elementary Art

Here’s an Art Class for elementary students in grades 1-6 that you won’t want to miss! It offers students an opportunity to receive a rich art experience that is unfortunately not available during the regular school day. Students will explore the basic elements of line, value, form, color, texture and space through various art projects. This class offers students something new and different each session, so new and returning students are all welcome. Please bring a paint shirt to class. #3014-1: Tues., Oct. 18-Nov. 29 (no class 11/15), 3-5 p.m., BAHS-Art Room, $36/6 weeks. Registration is due by Tuesday, Oct. 11.

ADULT CLASSES: Oil Painting Class 

Caroline Parson, 25+ years painting and teaching experience In this class, you will learn the basics of oil painting including: style, color, and landscape. Each student will enjoy painting a beautiful 14×18” winter scene of an old barn, chicken coop, trees and fence. Students of all experience levels welcome. You may choose to bring a snack for this three-hour class. (Must be at least 16.) A list of materials will be sent to you.

Registration due by Thursday, Oct. 20th.

Classes begin Thursdays. Oct. 27 thru Dec. 15 (no class 11/17, 11/24), 6-9 p.m., BAHS- Rm. D114, $30/6 wks.

Intro to Couponing

Want to save 50 to 60 percent on your grocery bill each week? If so, join us on Monday, October 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Braham Area High School as we present the basics to couponing. Kristi Ostlund and Jennifer Wilson, creators of  HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected]  will be teaching this seminar. We will cover organization, where to get coupons, and how to use them most effectively. We will then show you how to save BIG at local stores including Target, Walmart and Walgreens.

A registration fee of $10 with registration information is due by Monday, Oct. 17. You will leave with great resources to help you find additional coupons, deals, rebates and more!


“Follow the Bone” Deer Cutting Course

Are you tired of paying deer processing fees or looking for some great ways to cook mouthwatering venison? If so, this class is for you! Kerry Swendsen, Deer Dummy Staff, will be teaching this course on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Braham Area High School. This course if being offered through the Braham Area Community Ed.

You will be taught the basic skills necessary to care for your own deer and save BIG!  You will learn field dressing, skinning and cleaning of the carcass.  Including cutting of the deer- from pulling back straps for chops, to the hind for roasts and jerky and trim for ground venison to sausage. New this year, you will learn about the thyroid glands of a deer and how to remove them for the concern of CWD. You will learn some new ways to cook the perfect venison dinner. You will be introduced to the some pork sausage seasonings-mild Italian and jerky.

Also, learn grill tips, what meats are best, and how to avoid over cooking them. A road-kill deer will be used for a hands-on experience like no other! Keep the family tradition of hunting and cooking going by bringing your significant other, friend, son or daughter-ages 12 and up.

Registration of $39 is due by Tuesday, Oct. 11.

SPECIAL NOTE: With every paid registration, you are allowed to bring 1 guest for FREE! Please make note of your guest when registering. There will be a FREE deer cutting reference guide available for you to take home.

Braham Community Education office hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration may be done over the phone at 320-396-2677 on a VISA or MC, online at or payment and registration may be sent to Braham Area Community Ed, 531 Elmhurst Ave. So., Braham if you have one of our brochures. Any questions? Please feel free to call!