(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.  

Check out our full calendar of events

Art & Craft Classes

Art Quest

Art Guild with Open Studio

  • Tuesdays
  • 1 – 3 pm

Work independently on your art with other artists. Enjoy the social interactions and share ideas. Bring your own supplies.


Paint and Draw

  • Wednesdays
  • 1 – 3 pm

Registration is required. Supplies are provided.

Art for Everyone

  • Thursdays
  • 1 – 3 pm

Registration is required

Register

Get your Yarn on

  • Wednesdays
  • 10 – 11:30 am

Bring your own supplies and work on your project with fellow yarn crafters. Registration is required

Register

Bus Trips

VINE and Mankato Community Education offer a comfortable coach bus, escorts and an affordable price. 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.


Padelford Riverboat: Lunch & Cruise

  • July 13

Join us for a Sightseeing Cruise along the Mississippi! Narrated, 90 minute public excursions depart from Harriet Island in St. Paul. Sights along the way include: the St. Paul High Bridge, Pig’s Eye Cave, the Minnesota River mouth, Pike Island, and the timeless splendor of the mighty Mississippi River.

All Sightseeing Cruises offer a fully stocked bar and limited snacks available for purchase onboard (please no outside food or beverage).  Lunch is included.  This is called a picnic cruise.  This meal is plated and brought out to the tables.

Menu: BBQ chicken, Pulled pork with buns, Green chili cheddar corn bread, Potato salad, Seasonal fruit, Cookies, Coffee

Cost: $95
Call (507) 387-5501 to register before June 15.

Register

Minnesota State Fair

  • August 26

Tractors, corn dogs, cows, seed art, vendors, and more…..What’s your favorite part of the fair? Join us for a fun filled day at the Minnesota Fair. Don’t worry about parking or traffic. 

Our coach bus will drop you off at the fair entrance. It’s guaranteed to be a full day, so wear your comfortable walking shoes!

Cost: $80 (lunch not included) 
Call (507) 387-5501 to register before July 26.

Register

Educational Presentations

COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: ORGANIZING YOUR FILES

June 17
5:30 – 7 pm

Is your desktop overflowing with icons, making it daunting to navigate? Join us for a comprehensive program on organizing your computer files. Led by computer professionals, you’ll learn valuable tips and techniques to streamline your digital workspace. Discover how to sync files, move and name folders and efficiently organize your files for increased productivity and peace of mind.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

CITY ART WALKING SCULPTURE TOUR

  • June 18
  • 9 – 11 am

Every year, the City Art Walking Sculpture Tour brings free and accessible public art to Mankato and North Mankato. Explore the newly installed sculptures on the Mankato side of Veteran’s Bridge with a knowledgeable guide as you walk from sculpture to sculpture exploring creativity. Bring water and good walking shoes.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

EXPLORING THE STARS: VISIT THE PLANETARIUM

  • June 18
  • 1 – 2 pm

Experience the wonders of the universe with a visit to the newly updated East High School Planetarium. From mesmerizing celestial displays to Burgess’ informational presentation, this outing promises to be both educational and captivating. Register by June 17; space is limited. Meet at East High School Door #2, 2600 Hoffman Rd. Mankato.

Cost: $5 
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

PICKLEBALL CLINIC

  • June 20
  • 2-3 pm
  • Meet at the Picklebarn (90 Power Dr. Mankato)

Join your VINE friends at the Picklebarn to attend a clinic to learn more about the sport. Wear comfortable clothes and clean shoes.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

PRESSING ON: THE LEGACY & FUTURE OF THE MANKATO FREE PRESS

  • June 20
  • 1-2 pm

With nearly 40 years of experience, including 33 years at “The Free Press” and 19 as its editor, Joe will tell of lessons learned throughout his career. He will talk about the history of our local newspaper and give insight into its trajectory in this digital age. Join us as we explore the past, present and future of community journalism.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

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BECOME A TLC CONNECTOR

  • June 21
  • 11 am – 12:30 pm

Join the Talk Listen Connect (TLC) Training and become a part of the community of TLC Connectors dedicated to enhancing social connections for improved community health and well-being. Your role as a TLC Connector includes listening, supporting friends who are grieving and letting people know about the community directory, NicBluCaresNOW.com. This resource, sponsored by Mankato and North Mankato, serves the people of Nicollet and Blue Earth Counties as the ‘go to’ for finding places, activities, programs and support for those grieving.

Cost: Free for VINE members; $5 for the public.
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

Exercise Classes

Registration is encouraged for the following classes:

Monday

  • 8:15 am: Move it More
  • 9 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10:15 am: Combo Fit
  • 1 pm: Parkinson’s Powerful Principles
  • 1 pm: Chair Stretch & Flex (hybrid class)
  • 4:30 pm: Cardio Strength

Tuesday

  • 8:30 am: Stretch & Flex
  • 9 am: Yoga for Health
  • 9:30 am: Zumba
  • 10:30 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10:30 am: Barre
  • 11:30 am: Dementia-Friendly Fitness
  • 11:30 am: Strike Strong
  • 1 pm: Forever Fit

Wednesday

  • 8:15 am: Move it More
  • 9 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10:15 am: Combo Fit
  • 1 pm: Chair Yoga (hybrid class)
  • 4:30 pm: Cardio-Strength

Thursday

  • 8:30 am: Roll & Restore
  • 9 am: Yoga for Health
  • 9:30 am: Zumba
  • 10:30 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10:30 am: Pilates
  • 11:30 am: Strike Strong
  • 1 pm: Forever Fit
  • 1 pm: Parkinson’s Powerful Principles

Friday

  • 8:15 am: Move it More
  • 9 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10:15 am: Combo Fit
  • 10 am: Gentle Yoga
  • 11:30 am: Dementia-Friendly Fitness

Saturday

  • 8:30 am: Rotating Class
Register

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 – Friday

  • 6 am – 7 pm

Saturday

  • 8 am – 2 pm

International Travel

Travel around the world with your friends at VINE! VINE is partnering with Collette Travel for guided trips with a portion of the proceeds benefiting VINE. Reservations are first come, first served and can be made at VINE or vinevolunteers.org. Questions? Contact Meghan at (507) 386-5576.


Switzerland: Hidden Trails and Majestic Peaks

  • April 25 – May 6, 2025

Discover Neuchâtel’s historic quarter and the treasures of the Belle Époque period. Visit the 13th-century Château de Boudry, where you’ll tour the Museum of Vine and Wine with a tasting. Equipped with a Swiss Travel Pass, travel entirely by train.

Cost: $7,099 – $8,299
Registration Deadline: September 19

Register

Greece Island Hopper

  • September 7 – 17, 2025

Join an unforgettable Greece Island Hopper tour with your VINE friends and Collette travel, featuring the best of Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Begin your adventure in Athens with visits to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Next, explore the vibrant island of Mykonos with its stunning beaches. Finally, experience the beauty of Santorini, including a tour of Oia Village, ancient Akrotiri, and a delightful wine tasting. Enjoy a perfect blend of history, culture, and fun on this incredible journey through Greece’s most beautiful and iconic destinations.

Cost: $5,999 – $7,299
Registration Deadline: September 19

Register

Social Activities

The VINE Adult Community Center offers a number of different activities to partake in.

  • 500: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • Billiards: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
  • Bingo: every other month – rotates with Trivia (date and time change)
  • Collaborative Conversations: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1 – 2 pm
  • Cribbage: Tuesdays, 1 – 3 pm
  • DeVINE Singers: Mondays, 1 – 2 pm
  • Duplicate Bridge: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1 – 4 pm
  • Get Your Yarn On: Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30 am
  • Ping-Pong: Mondays: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Member Fun Hour: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5 – 6 pm (rotates between book club & game night)
  • Mahjong: Mondays, 1-3 pm
  • Memoir Writing: Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 1 pm
  • Spellers: Fridays, 10:15 – 11:15 am
  • Trivia: every other month – rotates with Bingo (date and time change)
  • VINE Stompers: Wednesdays, 2:15 – 4 pm
  • VINE Afternoon Cards: Fridays, 2 – 4 pm
  • Social Bridge: Thursdays, 2 – 4 pm

Outdoor Exercise

TREKKING

This group meets at different parks and trails each week Thursdays from 10-11 am. Trekking poles are available to rent.

5/16: Arboretum at Gustavus
5/23: Lake Washington County Park
5/30: Sakatah Singing Hills Trail (near Wickersham)
6/6: Rapidan Dam Park
6/13: Benson Park
6/20: Rasmussen Woods
6/27: Fitness Trail at MSU

See Trail Map

 

Online Exercise Classes

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Pool

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Open Swim
6-9:30 am
Aqua 2
6:15-7 am
Open Swim
6-9:30 am
Aqua 2
6:15-7 am
Open Swim
6-9:30 am
Open Swim
8-9:30 am
Aqua 2
9:30-10:30 am
Lap Swim
7-8 am
Aqua 2
9:30-10:30 am
Lap Swim
7-8 am
Aqua 2
9:30-10:30 am
Aqua Class Rotating
9:30-10:15 am
Aqua 1
10:45-11:30 am
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Aqua 1
10:45-11:30 am
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Aqua 3
10:45-11:30
am
Open Swim
10:15-11:30 am
Lap Swim
11:30 am - 1 pm
Aqua Yoga
1-1:45 pm
Lap Swim
11:30 am - 1 pm
Aqua Yoga
1-1:45 pm
Open Swim
5 - 6:30 pm
Lap Swim
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Open Swim
1-2 pm
Aqua 3
2-2:45 pm
Open Swim
5-6:30 pm
Aqua 2
2-3 pm
Aqua 2
2-3 pm
Aqua Yoga
3-3:45pm
Aqua Yoga
3-3:45pm
Open Swim
3-6:30 pm
Open Swim
3:45-6:30 pm
Open Swim
3:45-6:30 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 – Friday

  • 6 am – 7 pm

Saturday

  • 8 am – 2 pm