(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>

Art & Craft Classes

Art Quest

  • 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 with a wheelchair lift are available by request. 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.

STILLWATER RIVERBOAT/LUNCH

  • July 21

Create lasting memories and experience the beauty of this National Parkway, the scenic St. Croix River. Enjoy a deli sandwich buffet, fruit, salad, a warm entrée selection and gourmet cookie.

Cost: $73 Call the Community Education at (507) 387-5501 to sign up and pay with a credit card by 6/21.


A DAY AT THE MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM

  • August 4

Enjoy a 4-hour day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. You can visit the 1,200 acres of beautiful gardens, landscapes, trees, and plant collections, and many specialty displays. Trip includes a “Flowerpot Lunch,” a guided tram tour, and a discount at the Gift & Garden Shop.

Cost: $69 Call the Community Education at (507) 387-5501 to sign up and pay with a credit card by 7/5.


TWINS GAME VS. CLEVELAND INDIANS

  • August 18

Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor baseball at Target Stadium to watch the Minnesota Twins play the Cleveland Indians. The game starts at 12:10 pm.

Cost: $64 Call the Community Education at (507) 387-5501 to sign up and pay with a credit card by 7/16.


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

  • 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 7:30 am – 5 pm

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, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Ping-Pong: Mondays, 11:30 am – 2 pm
  • Mahjong: Mondays, 1-2 pm
  • Memoir Writing: meeting virtually on Zoom
  • Spelling: Mondays, 10-11 am
  • VINE Stompers: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30m

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 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
  • 9:30 am: Zumba
  • 10 am: Yoga
  • 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

Friday

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

THE FACTS ABOUT SUMMER SOLSTICE

  • June 18
  • 1-2:30 pm

The Summer Solstice is the day when the Earth’s poles have their maximum tilt toward the sun and the longest period of sunlight. Most cultures also recognize the event with holidays, festivals or rituals, usually with themes of religion or fertility. Dave will concentrate on the astronomical aspects of the holiday. Meet at the Mankato East High School Planetarium.

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

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SPRING FLING WITH VINE GARAGE BAND

  • June 18
  • 1:30-3:30 pm

It’s been a long time between dances, but the VINE Garage Band has been practicing and is ready to go! Grab a partner and join us for this return to the dance floor for your favorite polkas and waltzes.

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

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VINE AUTHOR SERIES: JASON LEE WILLIS

  • June 21
  • 2-3:30 pm

Jason Lee Willis of Mapleton is the author of “The Alchemist’s Map,” once described as “a Bilbo Baggins character who goes on an Indiana Jones adventure in 19th century Minnesota,” as well as several other self-published novels. He will speak about his personal writer’s journey, including an activity to participants.

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

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: VINE’S HISPANIC OUTREACH

  • June 22
  • 2-3:30 pm

As the outreach worker for the Hispanic Community in VINE’s Diversity Program, Lourdes has interactions that are different than even her counterparts. She will speak a bit about herself and let us know what she does to help our Hispanic neighbors maneuver American culture.

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

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TRAVEL FORUM: A TRIP TO NEPAL

  • June 24
  • 2-3:30 pm

Join Linda as she shares pictures and experiences from her trip to the South Asian country of Nepal in spring, 2018. In this exotic country, she experienced the Buddhist temples and Hindu shrines of Kathmandu; sacred cows in the crowded, highly trafficked streets; the world heritage site at Patan Durbar Square; a flight to Mt. Everest; the cremations at Pashupatinath Temple, and much, much more.

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

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UNDER THE ‘B,’ IT’S BINGO TIME!

  • June 29
  • 3-4 pm

Join us for the first of many games of bingo at the VINE Adult Community Center. We will play for at least an hour, looking to provide coupons and other small gifts as prizes. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Bingo!

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

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THE BENEFITS OF DIVERSITY

  • June 30
  • 2-3:30 pm

From its origins, the United States has grown and benefited through the contributions of diverse populations who search for success. In the process, they have made American culture richer and more inclusive. We will discuss local contributions from people of Native American cultures.

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

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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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TAI CHI FOR HEALTH
Tai Chi uses a sequence of slow movements to challenge students’ body and mind. No previous experience needed. Research has shown Tai Chi can improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility and sleep.
Tuesdays & Fridays at 9:30-10:15 am
June 1 – July 9
Spring Lake Park

Cost: Free for Premium members; $60 for Basic Members; $84 for Supporting Members; $120 for non-members

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Online Exercise Classes

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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
8-9 am
Open Swim
8-9 am
Open Swim
8-9 am
Open Swim
8:30-9:30 am
Open Swim
8:30-9:30 am
Open Swim
8:30-9:30 am
Open Swim
9-10 am
Open Swim
9-10 am
Open Swim
9-10 am
Level 2 Class
10:30-11:30 am
Level 1 Class
10:30-11:30 am
Level 2 Class
10:30-11:30 am
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Lap Swim
12-1 pm
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Lap Swim
12-1 pm
Open Swim
12:30-1:30 pm
Open Swim
1-2 pm
Aqua Yoga
1-1:45 pm
Level 3 Class
1-1:45 pm
Open Swim
1:30-2:30 pm
Open Swim
2-3 pm
Open Swim
2-3 pm
Open Swim
2-3 pm
Open Swim
2:30-3:30 pm
Open Swim
2:30-3:30 pm
Open Swim
2:30-3:30 pm
Open Swim
3-4 pm
Open Swim
3-4 pm
Open Swim
3-4 pm
Open Swim
3:30-4:30 pm
Open Swim
3:30-4:30 pm
Open Swim
3:30-4:30 pm
Open Swim
4-5 pm
Open Swim
4:30-5:30 pm
Open Swim
5-6 pm
Open Swim
5-6 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

  • 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 7:30 am – 5 pm
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