(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.  

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Online Presentations

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: RECOGNIZING CULTURAL ADVANTAGES

  • August 11
  • 2-3:30 pm

This Zoom meeting will include a TED Talk from 2012 by scholar and activist Peggy McIntosh, followed by a community conversation on recognizing various forms of cultural advantages and how they can be used to achieve equality for others.

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

Register

COPING WITH ANXIETY: STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING STRESS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

  • August 13
  • 2-3:30 pm

We’re no stranger to stress. We have all spent our lifetime solving problems and overcoming obstacles. But what happens when it’s not enough? Join us for a discussion with Katie from the Mankato Clinic about the roots of anxiety and new perspectives on how to face the unknown unafraid.

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

Register

ALLEN ESKENS: VINE AUTHOR SERIES

  • August 17
  • 2-3:30 pm

Eskens has written “The Life We Bury,” “The Guise of Another,” “The Heavens May Fall,” “The Deep Dark Descending,” “The Shadows We Hide,” and “Nothing More Dangerous.” He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar® Award, Thriller Award, and Anthony Award. His books have been translated into 26 languages.

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

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COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: HOW TO AVOID COMPUTER VIRUSES

  • August 17
  • 5:30-7 pm

This interactive PowerPoint presentation will provide multiple tips on how to have a safer computer experience. Professional staff from Mankato Computer Repair will be available to answer your questions.

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

Register

CHRONIC PAIN AND HOW TO TREAT IT

  • August 20
  • 2-3:30 pm

Pain can be debilitating, but what is chronic pain? Matthew Schumann, licensed psychologist at Mayo Clinic Health System, will discuss the difference between chronic pain and acute pain, factors that impact individual’s chronic pain and evidence-based treatment approaches for older adults with chronic pain.

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

Register

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR

  • August 25
  • 2-3:30 pm

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of dementia.

Cost: Free! Register online.

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SCOTT KUDELKA INTRODUCES OPOSSUMS

  • August 27
  • 2-3:30 pm

Opossums are one of those mammals that get no respect despite having all of these cool characteristics that other mammals here in North America don’t have. Most people know the old saying, “playing possum,” but probably don’t understand how it happens or that this animal is unlike any other found on this continent, except in southern Mexico. We will look at how the opossum’s range has moved further north and explore its abilities.

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

Register

Fitness Center

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

Monday – Friday

  • 8 – 9 am
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • 11 am – 12 pm
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • 2-3 pm
  • 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Register

Outdoor Fitness Opportunities

The following Fitness classes will be held outside. In case of inclement weather, class will be moved inside. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required.

Move it More

  • Mondays
  • 8:30-9:30 am
  • VINE Adult Community Center parking lot
Register

Yoga

  • Tuesdays
  • 8:30-9:30 am
  • Old Main Village Lawn
Register

Zumba

  • Wednesdays
  • 8:30-9:30 am
  • VINE Adult Community Center parking lot
Register

Stretch & Flex

  • Thursdays
  • 8:30-9:30 am
  • Old Main Village Lawn
Register

TREKKERS

  • Thursdays
  • 10 – 11 am
  • various locations

Join the fun and adventurous trekking group who meet rain or shine at different parks and trails in the area each week for a leisurely one-hour outing. Trekking poles are available to members for FREE or $10 for non-members. Call 507-387-1666 to find out the location each week.

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Chair Yoga

  • Fridays
  • 8:30-9:30 am
  • VINE Adult Community Center parking lot
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Walking Track

We are limiting the number of people on the walking track at a given time. Members must pre-register for a time slot prior to entering the building. We will be disinfecting the track between each group. Social distancing and masks are required.

Monday – Friday

  • 8 – 9 am
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • 11 am – 12 pm
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • 2-3 pm
  • 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Register

Warm Water Exercise Pool Schedule

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Open Swim
8:15 - 9:15 am
Open Swim
8:15 - 9:15 am
Open Swim
8:15 - 9:15 am
Open Swim
8:15 - 9:15 am

Open Swim
8:15 - 9:15 am
Cleaning
9:15-9:45 am
Cleaning
9:15-9:45 am
Cleaning
9:15-9:45 am
Cleaning
9:15-9:45 am
Cleaning
9:15-9:45 am
Open Swim
9:45 - 10:45 am
Open Swim
9:45 - 10:45 am
Open Swim
9:45 - 10:45 am
Open Swim
9:45 - 10:45 am
Open Swim
9:45 - 10:45 am
Cleaning
10:45 - 11:15 am
Cleaning
10:45 - 11:15 am
Cleaning
10:45 - 11:15 am
Cleaning
10:45 - 11:15 am
Cleaning
10:45 - 11:15 am
Open Swim
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Open Swim
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Open Swim
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Open Swim
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Open Swim
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Private Rental
1-3 pm
Private Rental
1-5 pm
Private Rental
1-3 pm
Private Rental
1-5 pm
Private Rental
1-5 pm
Open Swim
3:15-4:15 pm
Open Swim
3:15-4:15 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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