(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.  

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Art & Craft Classes

Art Quest

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • 1 – 3 pm

Bring your own supplies and work on your craft with fellow artists, guided by Peggy Draheim. Open studio limited to 10 people. Masks and registration is required

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Knitters

  • Wednesdays
  • 10 – 11:30 am

Bring your own supplies and work on your craft with fellow knitters. Limited to 10 people. Masks and registration is required

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Bus Trips

VINE and Mankato Community Education offer a comfortable coach bus, escorts and an affordable price. Buses depart from the Wow!Zone Family Entertainment Center, behind Hilltop Hy-Vee. Please park in the southwest corner. Call Community Education at (507) 387-5501 to sign up and pay. No refunds after the registration deadline. For a complete list of upcoming bus trips, visit mankatocer.com.


CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRE FOOTLOOSE

  • Wednesday, February 16

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Based on the 1984 big-screen story brought to life by Kevin Bacon. Lunch included.

Cost: $105 Call (507) 387-5501 to register by 1/14.

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Fitness Center

Our full-service fitness center is non-intimidating and features state-of-the-art strength training equipment. Our exercise equipment is easy to use and reduces stress on your joints. The smart-card technology personalizes your training, while keeping track of your progress. Professional staff and trained volunteers are always available to help.

Monday & Wednesday

  • 7 am – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 7 am – 5 pm

Saturday

  • 8 – 11 am

Group Activities

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

  • 500: Wednesdays, 9:30 am
  • Billiards: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
  • DeVINE Singers: Mondays, 1-2 pm
  • Duplicate Bridge: Mondays, 1-4 pm & Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
  • Get Your Yarn On: Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30 am
  • Ping-Pong: Mondays, 11:30 am – 1 pm
  • Mahjong: Mondays, 1-4 pm
  • Memoir Writing: Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 1 pm
  • Spelling: Mondays, 10-11 am
  • VINE Stompers: Wednesdays, 2:15-4 pm

In-person Exercise Classes

In accordance with state orders, we will be distancing at least 6 feet in classes, wearing masks, and limiting class size. Registration is required for the following classes:

Monday

  • 8:30 am: Move it More
  • 10 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10 am: Combo Fit
  • 1 pm: Chair Stretch & Flex
  • 4:30 pm: Cardio Strength

Tuesday

  • 8:30 am: Stretch & Flex
  • 9:30 am: Zumba
  • 10 am: Yoga
  • 10:45 am: Pilates
  • 1 pm: PALs

Wednesday

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

Thursday

  • 8:30 am: Stretch & Flex
  • 9:30 am: Zumba
  • 10 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10:45 am: Pilates
  • 1 pm: PALs
  • 1 pm: Cardio Yoga

Friday

  • 8:30 am: Move it More
  • 10 am: Combo Fit
  • 10 am: Gentle Yoga
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In-person Presentations

FROM BEAN TO COFFEE

  • December 8
  • 11 am – 12 pm

Learn how coffee goes from plant to cup with Mankato’s coffee roaster Beans Coffee Company. Clay will share how coffee is grown, picked, roasted, and yes, even bring some of his own roast to taste test.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

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Crafting with Candee

  • December 9
  • 11 am – 12 pm

Stop in for a fun make and take holiday craft to give as a gift or take home for yourself.

Cost: Free and open for the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

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Mankato Symphony Orchestra Preview, Winter Wonders

  • December 9
  • 12 – 1 pm

The MSO will preview the upcoming Snowman Concert which features the Academy Award-nominated holiday film, based on Raymond Briggs’ beloved classic book as it is brought to life with full orchestra. The MSO performs Howard Blakes’s beautiful score to the animated film The Snowman. You’ll also hear holiday classics from The Nutcracker, along with A Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride, and Polonaise from Christmas Eve.

Cost: Free and open to the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

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This Is How We Hockey: Hockey Day MN

  • December 9
  • 4 – 5 pm

We all know that hockey and Minnesota go together like peas and carrots, but did you know that one of the biggest hockey events will be going on right here in Mankato? Learn about the extensive lineup of events for this huge hockey extravaganza. The five-day event begins on January 16 with festivities happening through January 23 on the grounds of Minnesota State University. There will be a hockey village, a winter carnival with games, food, beverages and activities for families and spectators of all ages to enjoy throughout the week.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

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Building Better Sleep

  • December 13
  • 1 – 2 pm

Nothing makes more of a difference to our health and happiness than a good night’s sleep. But getting it can feel like an endless hunt. The harder we look for it, the less we can find it. Meg will talk about some of the challenges of sleep, particularly as we age, and some of the ways to more easily find a good night’s sleep.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

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Computer University: Introduction to the Internet

  • December 13
  • 5:30 – 7 pm

The Internet is a worldwide network of computer networks that connects university, government, commercial, and other computers in over 150 countries. Using the Internet, you can send electronic mail, chat with colleagues around the world, and obtain information on a wide variety of subjects. Learn more with experts from Mankato Computer Technology.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

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Planning & Paying for Long term Care

  • December 14
  • 2 – 3 pm

Where and how you live is very important. This becomes even more important as we age. To make sure you’re in the driver’s seat for your future, you need to develop a plan. Staff from the Senior LinkAge Line can help you plan for your long-term care needs.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

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FIVE WISHES: HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE VALID UNDER MN LAW

  • December 15
  • 11 am – 12 pm

There are many things in life that are out of our control. A Five Wishes document gives us a way to control something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill and cannot speak for yourself. Five Wishes is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want, and don’t want. Once completed and properly signed, it is valid under Minnesota law.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public. Additional $5 for the document.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

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Grieving through the Holidays

  • December 16
  • 1 – 2 pm

Holidays are a time that can cause mixed emotions and heightened grief. This presentation offers information on healthy coping skills while grieving during the holidays.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

Register

Exercise is Medicine

  • December 16
  • 2 – 3 pm

How much exercise do you need? Chip will discuss how exercise can help with depression, blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, sleep and many other aspects of health.

Cost: Free and open to the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

Register

Holiday Music Through the Years

  • December 20
  • 3 – 4 pm

Tis the Season! VINE invites all of our members and friends to join us for a festive singalong of holiday music as well as good oldies. Cindy will entertain as we come together for merriment and fun.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 386-5586 to register.

Register

Outdoor Exercise

TREKKING
This group meets at different parks and trails each week. Trekking poles are available to rent.
Thursdays at 1 pm

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Online Exercise Classes

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Pool

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Open Swim
7-9 am
Lap Swim
7-8 am
Open Swim
7-9 am
Lap Swim
7-8 am
Open Swim
7-9 am
Open Swim
8-9:30 am
Aqua Zumba 9:30-10:30 amOpen Swim
12-1 pm
Level 2 Class
9:30-10:30 am
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Level 2 Class
9:30-10:30 am
Rotating Level 2 Class
9:30-10:30 am
Level 1 Class
10:45-11:30 am
Aqua Yoga
1-1:45 pm
Level 1 Class
10:45-11:30 am
Aqua Yoga
1-1:45 pm
Level 3 Class
10:45-11:30
am
Lap Swim
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Level 3 Class
2-2:45 pm
Lap Swim
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Level 2 Class
2-3 pm
Open Swim
12:45-2 pm
Open Swim
3-4:30pm
Open Swim
5-6 pm
Open Swim
3-4:30pm
Level 2 Class
2-3 pm
Level 2/3 Class
4:30-5:15 pm
Open Swim
3-6 pm

Walking Track

No matter the weather outside, our cushioned walking track is always the perfect 70 degrees inside, with 360-degree views of the Minnesota River Valley. Research shows that a flat, firm, but not too hard surface is the best for older knees and joints.

Monday & Wednesday

  • 7 am – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 7 am – 5 pm

Saturday

  • 8 – 11 am
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