ECFE classes offer adventure

Published 8:53 am Friday, November 18, 2016

By Amy Baskin, Director of Communications and Community Ed

ECFE is offering some exciting December holiday classes with some incredible community partners. Families with children ages two and a half through age five are invited to register. These four interactive adventures are an opportunity to enjoy the holidays at local Austin sites. $20 registration includes all four days. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Register online at (click on ECFE then multi) or by calling our office at 507-460-1700.

Sweet Reads

9 to 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 6

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Kick off the holiday season at Austin’s newest bookstore. Our time at Sweet Reads will be spent in fantasy and adventure. Literacy characters will come to life as we explore new and favorite stories. Who knows we may even be visited by some special storybook characters.

Cedars of Austin

9 to 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 8

Join the residents of the Cedars for an intergenerational experience that includes food and fun. The Cedars of Austin is a senior living community with active residents that love to share their stories and hear about the activities of young families.

Historic Hormel Home

9 to 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 13

There is nothing more festive than a tea party at the Historic Hormel Home. The home will be decorated for the Christmas season and participants will enjoy a festive morning with songs, snacks and activities.

Mower County Historical Society

9 to 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 15

Step back in time at the Mower County Historical Society. The historical society was formed in 1947 and is comprised of 12 historical buildings with information and artifacts dating back to the beginning of Mower County. Did you know that Mower County was officially formed on March 1, 1856? Participants will learn what it was like to live before the modern conveniences of today.

The full winter class schedule can be found at or by picking up one of our winter class books. We want to thank these local businesses and organizations for partnering with us to make these classes possible. This is another example of the excellent support the community provides for our schools.