(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

Classes, Groups & Trips

The VINE Adult Community Center offers hundreds of fitness, educational, and creative classes and monthly bus trips to local and out-of-town destinations.  Some of our programs and classes have moved to virtual opportunities and some have been postponed until further notice.  

Check out our full calendar of events>

Fitness Center

We are limiting the number of people in the fitness center. Members must pre-register for a time slot prior to entering the building. We disinfect the fitness center between each group. Social distancing and masks are required.

Monday – Friday

  • 8 – 9 am
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
  • 1 – 2 pm
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Monday & Wednesday

  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm
Register

In-Person Exercise Classes

In accordance with state orders, we will be distancing at least 9 feet in classes, wearing masks, and limiting class size to 9 participants. Registration is required for the following classes:

Monday

  • 8:30 am: Move it More
  • 10 am: Chair Yoga
  • 4:30 pm: Yoga
  • 4:30 pm: Cardio Strength

Tuesday

  • 8:30 am: Yoga
  • 2:15 pm: Move it More

Wednesday

  • 8:30 am: Move it More
  • 4:30 pm: Cardio Strength

Thursday

  • 8:30 am: Chair Yoga
  • 12:30 pm: PALs
  • 3:30 pm: Zumba Gold

Friday

  • 8:30 am: Stretch & Flex
  • 10 am: Move it More
Register

Outdoor Exercise

TREKKING/SNOWSHOEING
This group meets at different parks and trails each week. Snowshoes and trekking poles are available to rent. Please stay 12 feet apart and wear a mask.
• Thursdays at 1 pm
• Jan. 14: Hiniker Pond
• Jan. 21: Williams Nature Center
• Jan. 28: Sibley Park

Walking Track

We are limiting the number of people in the Walking Track. Members must pre-register for a time slot prior to entering the building. We disinfect the Walking Track between each group. Social distancing and masks are required.

Monday – Friday

  • 8 – 9 am
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
  • 1 – 2 pm
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Monday & Wednesday

  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm
Register

Online Exercise Classes

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7 am - 11 pmZumba on-demand through ZIN StudiosZumba on-demand through ZIN StudiosZumba on-demand through ZIN StudiosZumba on-demand through ZIN StudiosZumba on-demand through ZIN Studios
10 am Chair YogaRotating ClassMove it More
1:45 pm15-minute Wellness Break15-minute Wellness Break15-minute Wellness Break15-minute Wellness BreakHIIT

Online Presentations

LET’S TALK ABOUT CAREGIVING

  • January 20
  • 2-3:30 pm

Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, or family members and friends with disabilities every day. We know we are helping, but we don’t think of ourselves as caregivers. In this presentation, you will better understand the value of caregiving, learn the benefits of resources that support caregiving, and learn how to access resources that support caregiving in Minnesota.

Cost: Free! Call (507) 386-5586 to register.
This presentation will be held on Zoom.

Register

DANA SIKKILA CREATES ART & ARTISTS

  • January 25
  • 2-3:30 pm

Hear from Dana Sikkila, a North Mankato-based artist, educator, 410 Project gallery director and creative placemaking creator as she talks about her works and teaching artists from youth to college art majors. She also is the creator of Project Bike, which in December completed an exhibit at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Cost: Free! Call (507) 386-5586 to register.
This presentation will be held on Zoom.

Register

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: IMPACT OF DISCRIMINATION

  • January 26
  • 2-3:30 pm

Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system — and offers hopeful examples of programs across the U.S. that are working to dismantle discrimination. Discussion to follow showing of video.

Cost: Free! Call (507) 386-5586 to register.
This presentation will be held on Zoom.

Register

FIVE WISHES: HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE

  • January 28
  • 11 am – 12 pm

More than ever, people are thinking about how important it is to have a healthcare directive on file. As we navigate our way through a global pandemic, you may be asking what you want your medical providers to know if you cannot speak for yourself. Five Wishes is a healthcare directive that lets you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill.
• The $5 document may be picked up by appointment prior to this presentation.
• Pre-registration is required by January 26.

Cost: Free! Call (507) 386-5586 to register.
This presentation will be held on Zoom.

Register

MAUD HART LOVELACE & HER ILLUSTRATORS

  • February 1
  • 2-3:30 pm

This presentation will introduce you to Maud Hart Lovelace, Mankato-born author of the Betsy-Tacy Series, and her two illustrators. It will also offer a peek into the childhood homes of Maud (Betsy) and her friend, Frances “Bick” Kenney (Tacy) on Center Street. These houses were purchased and restored by the Betsy-Tacy Society.

Cost: Free! Call (507) 386-5586 to register.
This presentation will be held on Zoom.

Register

Pool

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Open Swim
7:30 - 8:30 am
Open Swim
7:30 - 8:30 am
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7:30 - 8:30 am
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7:30 - 8:30 am
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7:30 - 8:30 am
Open Swim
9-10 am
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9-10 am
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9-10 am
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9-10 am
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9-10 am
Open Swim
10:30 - 11:30 am
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10:30 - 11:30 am
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10:30 - 11:30 am
Open Swim
10:30 - 11:30 am
Open Swim
10:30 - 11:30 am
Open Swim
12 - 12:45 pm
Open Swim
12 - 12:45 pm
Open Swim
12 - 12:45 pm
Open Swim
12 - 12:45 pm
Open Swim
12 - 12:45 pm
Open Swim
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Open Swim
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Open Swim
3-4 pm
Open Swim
3-4 pm
Open Swim
4:30 - 5:15 pm
Open Swim
4:30 - 5:15 pm
Open Swim
5:45 - 6:30 pm
Open Swim
5:45 - 6:30 pm

Art & Craft Classes - Suspended until further notice

Memoir Writing

  • Tuesdays
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

This group meets weekly to work on their own memoirs.  Open to all VACC members.  No need to sign up, just simply show up.  


Painting

  • Tuesdays
  • 9 – 10:30 am

This group meets weekly to paint.  Open to all VACC members.  No need to sign up, just simply show up.  


Spelling

  • Tuesdays
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am

This group meets weekly to compete in a friendly competition Spelling Bee.  No need to sign up, just simply show up.


VINE Book Club

  • Third Tuesday of the Month
  • 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Any VACC member is welcome to join the VINE Book Club.  The group meets once a month to discuss the book.  The books are free to check out and can be picked up at the front desk of the VACC.  


YARN CLUB

  • Wednesdays
  • 10:15 am – 12 pm
  • Grab a ball of yarn, a set of needles or a crochet hook, and let’s get creative! Come when you want. Stay as long as you want. Bring your own supplies (and questions)! You may bring a project you are working on. There will also be several patterns available for easy projects such as a felted bowl, a bunny blanket, and a mitered pot holder. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are invited!

    Cost:  No charge. Members only. Bring your own supplies.


    EXPLORE VARIOUS MEDIA OF ART

    • First Thursday of each month
    • 1-3 pm

    Have you ever wanted to try drawing, painting, or other forms of art? Art on the VINE is offering a monthly exploration group for anyone interested in sharing these experiences. Every level of interest is welcome to come join in the fun.  

    Group Activities - Suspended until further notice

    The VINE Adult Community Center offers a number of different activities to partake in.  

    • 500 – Wednesdays at 1 pm
    • Billiards – Mondays – Fridays from 8 am – 5 pm in the Game Room
    • Book Club – Third Tuesday of the month at 3:15 pm
    • Bridge – Thursdays at 1 pm
    • Cribbage – Tuesdays & Fridays at 1 pm
    • DeVINE Singners – Mondays at 1 pm
    • Dominoes Mondays at 10 am
    • Duplicate Bridge – Mondays at 2:15 pm & Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
    • Mahjong – Mondays at 1 pm
    • Memoir Writing – Tuesdays at 11:30 am
    • Pheffer – Wednesdays at 1 pm
    • Ping-Pong – Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 1 pm
    • Spelling – Tuesdays at 10:30 am
    • Stompers Line Dancing – Wednesdays at 2:30 pm
    • Whist – Fridays at 9:30 am
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