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

Virtual VINE

While we’re temporarily suspending some of our programs and activities due to COVID-19, we’re doing our best to provide you with some virtual classes to keep you busy until we fully reopen.  Please log in for insurance reimbursements each day. 

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Exercise opportunities

Click on the virtual class you’d like to join below. 

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 Studios
10 am Chair YogaRotating ClassMove it More
1:45 pm15-minute Wellness Break15-minute Wellness Break15-minute Wellness Break15-minute Wellness BreakHIIT

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

We offer a 15-minute wellness break Monday-Friday at 1:45 pm live on Facebook.  Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Jan. 21: Back Stretches
  • Jan. 22: HIIT
  • Jan. 25: Chair Exercises
  • Jan. 26: Cardio Burst
  • Jan. 27: Tai Chi
  • Jan. 28: Ball Rolling
  • Jan. 29: HIIT

Move it More with Jen

Move it More with Lisa


Stretch & Flex


Roll Away the Tension

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Mountain Meditation 

Clear your mind with this peaceful meditation.  

Educational opportunities


• Monday, January 25
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Dana Sikkila, artist/educator/gallery manager

Hear from Dana Sikkila, a North Mankato-based artist, educator, 410 Project gallery director and creative placemaking creator as she talks about her works and teaching artists from youth to college art majors. She also is the creator of Project Bike, which in December completed an exhibit at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.



• Tuesday, January 26
• 2 – 3:30 pm

Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system — and offers hopeful examples of programs across the U.S. that are working to dismantle discrimination. Discussion to follow showing of video.



• Thursday, January 28
• 11 am – 12 pm
• Virtual
• VINE Staff, Presenter
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, you may be asking what you want your medical providers to know if you cannot speak for yourself. Five Wishes is a healthcare directive that lets you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill.
• The $5 document may be picked up by appointment prior to this presentation.
• Pre-registration is required by January 26.


• Monday, February 1
• 2 – 3:30 pm
• Penny Banwart, Betsy-Tacy Society member

This presentation will introduce you to Maud Hart Lovelace, Mankato-born author of the Betsy-Tacy Series, and her two illustrators. It will also offer a peek into the childhood homes of Maud (Betsy) and her friend, Frances “Bick” Kenney (Tacy) on Center Street. These houses were purchased and restored by the Betsy-Tacy Society.

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previously recorded presentations

Let's Talk About Caregiving

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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