(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

Virtual VINE

We are launching a new Virtual Center to host our on-demand and live stream exercise classes.  Please call (507) 386-5587 if you need help accessing our virtual classes.  
Click here for instructions on how to register for virtual classes>

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Exercise opportunities

 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

We offer a 45-minute on-demand Zumba class through ZIN Studios every day.  Enter code VINE4U to watch for free! 

Educational opportunities

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS

• Tuesday, April 13
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Stacy Wells, Director of Communications, Mankato Area Public Schools
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?

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SIGNS OF SPRING WITH SCOTT KUDELKA

• Thursday, April 15
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Scott Kudelka, DNR Naturalist
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.

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VINE AUTHOR SERIES: PUBLISHER KIERSTEN HALL

• Monday, April 19
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Kiersten Hall, Publisher, Fox Point Publishing
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.

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COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: FINDING FUN ON YOUR COMPUTER

• Monday, April 19
• 5:30 – 7 pm
• Trevor Waagner, Mankato Computer Technology
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.

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LEARN SOME BASICS FOR SPRING GARDENING

• Tuesday, April 20
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Shane Begeja and Joyce Wilcox, Minnesota Extension Service
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!

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REMEMBERING A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

• Wednesday, April 21
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Patricia Anderson, adventurer
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.

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LET’S PLAY PICKLEBALL!

• Thursday, April 22
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• John Sandry, Mankato Area Pickleball Association
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.

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: WHITEWASHING BLACK HISTORY

• Tuesday, April 27
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• TED Talk, discussion
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.

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MEET HAJAR ABDULLAHI, VINE COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKER

• Wednesday, April 28
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Hajar Abdullahi and Cecil Fountain, VINE Diversity staff
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.

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HOW TO MANAGE WOUND CARE

• Friday, April 30
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Julie Freyberg, APRN, CNP, CWOCN, Mankato Clinic
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.

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previously recorded presentations

Learn About Lyme Disease

Learn about BENCHS

How Informed Are Caregivers to the Importance of Nutrition?

Computer University Get Up to Speed on Computer Basics

The Basics About Medicare

Blue Earth County Poor Farm Goes to the Arts

Let's Talk About Caregiving

COVID-19 & THE IMPACT ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING

What Does A Judge Do?

Computer University: Google & Search Engines

Detect Financial Mismanagement or Scams

Deep Valley River Book Festival

Author Series: Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Maud Hart Lovelace and Illustrators

Dana Sikkila Creates Art and Artists

Blue Earth County Recycling Programs

Facts about Bats

VINE Author Series: Randy Wyatt

Computer University, Organizing Files

Dementia or Normal Memory Changes

Christmas Around the World

Susan Chambers Writing Event Verse

Connections Ministry in Its New Home

How to Care For Yourself As You Care for Others

How Speech and Voice Are Affected by Parkinson's

In Home Health Care Options

VINE Author Series: Terry Davis

Diet and Exercise for Older Adults

Utilize Gratitude to Set Your Life's Direction

What's New in Medicare 2021

Should We Rename Sibley Park

Gregg Andersen Ski Haven

Steamboat Arabia Museum

Computer University

VINE Author Series: Peter Bloedel

The Winding Story of Minnesota River

League of Women Voters Elections

Want to Travel? What to Know

Keith Kuch: Chiropractic Treatment Explained

Organizing Your Photos

VINE Author Series: Shelley Tougas

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