(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 destination.

Check out our full calendar of events>

Many of our classes and programs have moved to virtual opportunities.  Please check out our Virtual VINE page>

In-person Presentations

FIVE WISHES

  • June 18
  • 1-2 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, many of us are asking what we would want our medical providers to know if we can’t speak for ourselves. Five Wishes is a healthcare directive that lets you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill. This in-person presentation will include a 30-minute DVD with instructions on how to complete your Five Wishes document.
Class size will be limited to 10 in accordance with gathering size recommendations. If this class fills, it will be offered again to accommodate overflow. Please wear a facemask.

Cost: $5 for the Five Wishes document. Call (507) 387-1666 with questions. Registeration required by 6/12.

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NEW CITYART SCULPTURES TOUR

  • June 23
  • 2:30-4 pm

After being delayed, the new CityArt Sculpture Walk should be installed on Saturday, June 13, so join us to look at the “new class.” Please provide your own PPE and observe social distancing recommendations. Meet at Pub 500.

Register

GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW: A GIFT TO THOSE YOU LOVE

  • June 30
  • 11 am – 12:30 pm

This program will provide in-person guidance for gathering and storing significant personal information so it is available to your loved ones after you die. Join VINE staff and others for this important discussion. Give yourself and your family a sense of security and peace of mind. A guidebook can be purchased for $10 and includes all the information you need.
Class size will be limited to 10 in accordance with gathering size recommendations. If this class fills, it will be offered again to accommodate overflow. Please wear a facemask.

Cost: Free. Call (507) 387-1666 with questions. Registeration required by 6/26.

Register

Online Presentations

ZOOM MEETING PRACTICE

  • June 10
  • 2-3 pm

Have you been wanting to learn how to use Zoom but haven’t had the opportunity? Join us for a community conversation where you can learn about the features of Zoom with others who have questions. No pressure, no fears. We’re all in this together! We will record the session and make it available on the VINE web site afterward.

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

Register

COMMUNITY RADIO: THE CHANGING FACE

  • June 12
  • 2-3:30 pm

Radio stations are changing, and adding features, to match the times. Find out more from the business side of things from the general manager of Radio Mankato, which includes community favorite KTOE.

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

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COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: USING YOUR COMPUTER TO STAY IN TOUCH”

  • June 15
  • 5:30 – 7 pm

When the pandemic hit and you were unable to visit with family and friends in person, were you left out when people turned to Zoom meetings, Facetime gatherings and other virtual connections? It’s never too late to learn how to use these applications on your computer and/or phone.

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

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MANKATO PLAYHOUSE: TAKING THE STAGE

  • June 18
  • 2-3:30 pm

Established in 2019, Mankato Playhouse was founded by theater artists and enthusiasts David and Lori Holmes as a way to provide the local and surrounding communities an opportunity to experience and be involved in quality musical theater. Now starting their second season, find out what they’ve learned and what is to come!

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

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PREPARING TO MOVE OR DECLUTTER

  • June 25
  • 2-3:30 pm

Looking to simplify your life? Downsizing or decluttering can help you continue to live more simply and independently in your own home as you grow older. In some cases, moving to a smaller home can save money. Explore ways to unburden yourself from owning so much “stuff” while also exploring housing options! This team of experts will share what they know and answer your questions.

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

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TOD PETERSEN: HOMETOWN ACTOR MAKES GOOD

  • June 30
  • 2-3:30 pm

Tod Petersen, actor (son of Dwain and Carole Petersen of Mankato). Will speak on his growing up in Mankato and share stories of his favorite roles and experiences in the Twin Cities theater scene.

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

Register

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.  

    Fitness Classes - Suspended until further notice

    Group Fitness classes are FREE with a Premium or Platinum membership, $5 with Basic membership, $7 with Supporting Membership or $10 for non-members.  

    BARRE ABOVE

    • 3rd Saturday of the month
    • 9-9:45 am

    Barre Above® incorporates Pilates, yoga, aerobics and a variety of strength training exercises commonly used by dancers. This class can help improve posture, flexibility and balance while finding the strength of your inner dancer! (No dance skills required.) We will have yoga mats available but bring your own if you’d like.


    BASIC YOGA

    • Mondays
      5 – 6 pm
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
      9 – 10 am

    Basic Yoga will challenge you physically while helping maintain and improve your flexibility and form.


    BEGINNING YOGA

    • Tuesdays
      10:15 – 11:15 am

    If you have little or no yoga experience, our beginning yoga class will teach you some of the basic poses.


    CARDIO-STRENGTH

    • Mondays & Wednesdays
      4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Participants in Cardo-Strength will be challenged each week with a variety of aerobic and strength training activities: you never know what to expect!


    CHAIR YOGA

    • Mondays
      9 – 10 am
    • 10:15 – 11:15 am

    • Wednesdays
      1:30 – 2:30 pm
    • Thursdays
      10:15 – 11:15 am

    This class is for those individuals who want to try yoga but are unable to get down onto the floor.  Many yoga poses can be done from a chair rather than the ground.  


    GENTLE YOGA

    • Fridays
      9 – 10 am

    Gentle Yoga focuses on moving slowly through poses with awareness on form and breath.


    MOVE IT MORE

    • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
      8:45 – 9:45 am
    • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
      10:30 – 11:30 am

    Movie it More offers a challenging workout for those with little or no difficulty with balance and walking.


    PARTNERS IN ACTIVE LIVING (PALS)

    • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
      1:30 – 2:30 pm

    PALS is a great class for those who want a safe and gradual increase in their activity level to improve strength, flexibility and balance.  PALS is suitable for people of all fitness levels, including those who use a cane or walker.  


    QIGONG PRACTICE GROUP

    • Thursdays
      4-5 pm

    Qigong incorporates coordinated body postures and movement with breathing and meditation.  All activities can be done sitting or standing, and no previous Qigong experience is necessary.


    RESTORATIVE YOGA

    • 2nd Saturday of the Month
      9 – 10:30 am

    Restorative Yoga focuses on deep relaxation where poses are held for several minutes. Some yoga experience is required and class size is limited to eight students. Pre-registration is required. Call 386-5586.


    ROLL AWAY THE TENSION

    • 3rd Thursday of the month
    • 1-1:45 pm

    Using Yoga Tune-Up Balls®, you’ll massage muscles that are overused, underused, or misused. “Body blind spots” will be identified and targeted to help heal and strengthen damaged muscles while establishing healthy movement patterns. Activities will be done on the floor or against a wall. No registration required; join any class.


    STRETCH AND FLEX

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays
      9:30 – 10:15 am

    Start your day with some gentle stretches.  Staying flexible can help you move better throughout your day and prevent common muscle injuries.  In this 30-minute class you will move through simple stretches that target your upper, middle, and lower body muscles.  Some stretches will be done from the floor.  Warming up your muscles prior to class is recommended.  


    TE-KI-DO

    • Wednesdays
      10:15 – 11 am

    This unique blend of easy martial arts was designed for people with little or no knowledge of its practice.  The class is a way for older adults to increase their energy, improve balance, and decreases stress.  


    TREKKERS/SNOWSHOERS

    • Thursdays
      1-2 pm

    Join the fun and adventurous trekking/snowshoeing group who meet rain or shine at different parks and trails in the area each week for a leisurely one-hour outing.  Trekking poles and snowshoes 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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    ZUMBA GOLD

    • Tuesday & Thursday
      10:30 – 11:30 am or 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Zumba Gold is designed with active older adults in mind: gentle on the body and easy-to-follow dance moves.  If you enjoy listening to fun music while you dance, then ditch your workout and join the party!


    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

    Warm Water Exercise Pool Schedule - Suspended until further notice

    MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
    Open Swim
    7:30-9 am

    Open Swim
    7:30-10 am
    Open Swim
    7:30-9 am
    Open Swim
    7:30-10 am

    Open Swim
    7:30-9 am
    Open Swim
    8-10 am
    Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
    9-10 am
    Warm Water Exercise - Level 3
    10-10:45 am
    Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
    9-10 am
    Warm Water Exercise - Level 3
    10-10:45 am
    Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
    9-10 am
    *Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
    10-11 am
    Open Swim
    10-11 am
    Aqua Yoga (level 1)
    11-11:45 am
    Deep Water Exercise (level 2/3)
    10:15-11 am
    Aqua Yoga (level 1)
    11-11:45 am
    Open Swim
    10 am - 12 pm
    *Aqua Zumba in place of Warm Water Exercise 1st Sat. of the month
    10-11 am
    Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 1
    11:15 am - 12 pm
    Open Swim
    12-1 pm
    Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 1
    11:15 am - 12 pm
    Open Swim
    12-1 pm
    Private Rental
    1-5 pm
    Open Swim
    11-11:30 am
    Open Swim
    12-1 pm
    Private Rental
    1-5 pm
    Open Swim
    12-1 pm
    Private Rental
    1-5 pm
    Private Rental
    1-3 pm
    Warm Water Exercise (level 1/2)
    5:15-6 pm
    Private Rental
    1-3 pm
    Open Swim
    5-6:30 pm
    Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
    3-4 pm
    Open Swim
    6-6:30 pm
    Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
    3-4 pm
    Open Swim
    4-6:30 pm
    Open Swim
    4-6:30 pm

    Level 1: Gentle movement including walking, stretching, and balance activities. May include use of noodles, kickboards, and weights.

    Level 2: May include jogging, jumping, twisting, and constant movement. Weights, kickboards, and noodles are often incorporated.

    Level 3: May include deep water exercise and rigorous movement. Weights, kickboard, noodles, and water belts are often incorporated.

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