(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

  • 7:30 – 8:30 am
  • 8:45 – 9:45 am
  • 10 – 11 am
  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm
  • 3 – 4 pm
  • 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Monday & Wednesday

  • 5:30 – 6:30 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 12 participants. Registration is required for the following classes:

Monday

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

Tuesday

  • 8:30 am: Stretch & Flex
  • 10 am: Yoga
  • 10 am: Zumba
  • 12:30 pm: PALs

Wednesday

  • 8:30 am: Move it More
  • 10 am: Pilates
  • 10 am: Combo Fit
  • 4:30 pm: Cardio Strength

Thursday

  • 8:30 am: Stretch & Flex
  • 10 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10 am: Zumba
  • 12:30 pm: PALs

Friday

  • 8:30 am: Move it More
  • 10 am: Combo Fit
Register

Outdoor Exercise

TREKKING
This group meets at different parks and trails each week. Trekking poles are available to rent. Please stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask.
Thursdays at 10 am

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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

  • 7:30 – 8:30 am
  • 8:45 – 9:45 am
  • 10 – 11 am
  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm
  • 3 – 4 pm
  • 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Monday & Wednesday

  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Register

Online Exercise Classes

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday & Sunday
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 StudiosZumba on-demand through ZIN Studios
10 amZumbaCombo Fit
2:30 pm15-minute Wellness Break

Online Presentations

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS

  • April 13
  • 2-3:30 pm

Stacy will lay out the demographic breakdown of Mankato Area Public Schools and talk about the impact that has on services provided in individual schools and throughout the district. What plans are being considered for the future of our schools?

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

Register

SIGNS OF SPRING WITH SCOTT KUDELKA

  • April 15
  • 2-3:30 pm

What are some of the signs that we associate with the arrival of spring? Robins arriving is usually one that comes to mind even though some of these birds will spend the entire winter in Minnesota. Other signs can be a little tougher to grasp, especially in the middle of a late spring snowfall. This presentation will focus on a variety of signs we associate with the coming of warmer weather and longer days.

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

Register

VINE AUTHOR SERIES: PUBLISHER KIERSTEN HALL

  • April 19
  • 2-3:30 pm

As a publisher, Kiersten is responsible for all facets of getting a project out the door. She wears the hats of publicist, all-around cheerleader for everyone and gofer. She will speak about working with authors who have a project and what her role as publisher can entail.

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

Register

COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: FINDING FUN ON YOUR COMPUTER

  • April 19
  • 5:30-7 pm

During this last year, maybe you found yourself spending much more time on your computer. Also, maybe you weren’t able to find the things you were looking for. Discover how to find games and information sources that you can use, especially as the world continues to open back up again.

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

Register

LEARN SOME BASICS FOR SPRING GARDENING

  • April 20
  • 2-3:30 pm

Come and learn from the experts about both traditional vegetable gardening and container gardening. Topics to be covered include choosing a site, preparing a site, sunlight and water needs, choosing seeds and plants, timing, fertilizer, and weed and insect control. The section on container gardening includes choosing containers, growing mixtures, and common mistakes. All you need to bring is your green thumb!

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

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REMEMBERING A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

  • April 21
  • 2-3:30 pm

After graduating from college in the early 1960s, Patricia Anderson worked for two years to save up for a trip around Europe with her friend, Lucy. Thanks to a press pass issued by her mother, editor of the Madelia Messenger, and some lucky timing, Patricia and Lucy got up close for some big events of the time. Now, 60 years later, she’s reliving the adventure with the help of columns her mother published.

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

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LET’S PLAY PICKLEBALL!

  • April 22
  • 2-3:30 pm

Pickleball is for all ages and is an easy sport to learn. Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with special paddles and a ball similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and perforated ball allow the game to be enjoyed by people of all abilities. Learn more about the game from Mankato’s biggest proponents.

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

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: WHITEWASHING BLACK HISTORY

  • April 27
  • 2-3:30 pm

Should white people care about the whitewashing of black history? Most people will likely answer yes to this question, if only because it sounds politically correct to do so. What David Ikard, Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University, hopes will become clear is that whites have as much to lose by whitewashing black history as their African American peers.

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

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MEET HAJAR ABDULLAHI, VINE COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKER

  • April 28
  • 2-3:30 pm

As VINE’s Somali Community Outreach Worker, Hajar acts as a resource for Somali individuals who are at least 60 years old and a member of the diversity program. Primarily, this involves helping with medical appointments, county assistance when needed, and any assistance in interacting with immigration, social services, insurance or other services. She and Cecil will talk more about the services VINE provides to our immigrant and refugee neighbors.

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

Register

HOW TO MANAGE WOUND CARE

  • April 30
  • 2-3:30 pm

Elderly individuals who live independently at home and their caregivers can benefit from knowledge about wound care to help injuries heal faster. A chronic wound can detract from quality of life and prevent people from doing things they enjoy and, if incorrectly treated, can have serious consequences.

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

Art Quest

  • Mondays & 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

Register

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

Register

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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