Community of Belonging @ La Academia
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our community is comprised of people from many different backgrounds, countries and cultures.
Eastern Carver County Schools families and community members are invited to understand, embrace, and learn about our neighbors at a Community of Belonging event.

Saturday, November 16  10a-12 noon  La Academia  1800 N Chestnut  Chaska, MN 55318

  • Enjoy family activities
  • Sample authentic foods from around the world
  • Learn about numerous cultures

Open house style. Come and go as you please.

Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day
Dec 2 all-day
Celebrate! A community feast. @ Chaska Event Center
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Four Famous Ethnic Cookies @ Chaska High School
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn to create the rolled Norwegian cookie, Krumkakes, made with cream, butter and cinnamon or sometimes flavored with vanilla. Italian Pizzelles are also baked on the top of the stove using an iron but are a flat, anise-flavored cookies sometimes flavored with vanilla. They chewy, almond Swedish Sandbakkelse are delicate golden brown in color and are baked in tiny tins to resemble tarts. Finally, we will master deep fried Rosettes-those exceedingly fragile, paper thin Scandinavian delicacies dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Expect great recipes plus the many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success!
Please bring containers to bring your creations safely home.
$13 food fee paid to instructor at class.

Your Best Bath Ever-Bath Melts @ Chaska High School
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn how to make super moisturizing bath melts featuring cocoa butter, coconut, avocado and other natural oils in whimsical holiday shapes: snowmen, trees, gingerbread boys, mini rounds, cubes, flowers, etc.  Luscious phthalate-free fragrance oils you’ll love for the holidays: orange cream, mulberry, cinnamon, tropical spice, sugar plum, almond, dewberry, hazelnut, French vanilla, brown sugar, buttercream frosting and more.  Blend to create signature fragrances.  Pop one into your tub, and feel the difference immediately!  One of the best ways to keep your skin soft, smooth and healthy even through the driest chilly days of fall and winter.  Grab your best friends, family, and neighbors and come to a night-out bath melt making party!  Take home lots of beautiful bath melts to keep your skin and your spirit happy all winter, and DIY recipes, & source lists too!

$20 due to instructor at class

Chicken En Croute @ Chaska High School
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We start with a classic Caesar salad using fresh baked croutons, Romano cheese and sweet cherry tomatoes.You’ll assemble the entree wrapping tender breast of chicken in flaky puff pastry with shallots and portobello mushrooms. Together we’ll prepare an amazing sweet, rich sauce. Sides will include asparagus with olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon along with a delicious Jasmine rice blend using toasted almonds and dried cranberries. We will finish with chocolate decadence, a rich flourless chocolate torte served with an exquisite raspberry coulis and fresh whipped cream.

Sewing: Soup Bowl Cozy @ District Education Center
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you able to thread your machine and sew a simple straight stitch? If so, you are ready for the next step! In this class, you will learn to read a pattern to create a soup bowl cozy. Great to give as a gift or keep for yourself on those cold winter days! You are encouraged to bring your own machine, but we will have machines available to use as well. Please watch your course confirmation for a link to the list of materials to bring with you to class. Please contact Community Education if you misplace your course confirmation email. You must bring all materials to class and be sure to purchase the correct type of fabric for the best result. Ask for assistance at the store if necessary.

STRONG 30 @ Chanhassen High School
Dec 18 @ 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join Ana Garza to celebrate this holiday season filled with joy, laughter, and an awesome Zumba party and STRONG 30 Workout that will definitely make you sweat! Register for each class individually or for both classes and save! Feel free to dress fun and festive!

Zumba + STRONG 30 @ Chanhassen High School
Dec 18 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Sign up for both Zumba + STRONG 30 for a discount.