(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.  

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Art & Craft Classes

Art Quest

Wild Exploration of the Arts

  • Tuesdays
  • 1 – 3 pm

Registration is required

Paint and Draw with us

  • Wednesdays
  • 1 – 3 pm

Registration is required

Fooling Around

  • 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.


MN STATE FAIR TRIP

  • August 29

Join us for a bus trip to the Minnesota State Fair

Cost: $65 (65+) $70 (under 65) Call (507) 387-5501 to register by 8/3.

Register

STILLWATER RIVERBOAT TRIP

  • September 21

Experience the beauty of the St. Croix River on a riverboat while you enjoy a deli buffet, fruit, salad, warm entree and cookies.

Cost: $89 (lunch included) Call (507) 387-5501 to register by 8/22.

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THE CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES PLOWIN’ THRU

  • November 9

Come along as the ladies don their polyester pantsuits to sing, dance and laugh their way thru this hilarious new musical.

Cost: $99 (lunch included) Call (507) 387-5501 to register by 8/29.

Register

Educational Presentations

MSU WALKING TOUR

  • August 10
  • 10 – 11:30 am

Come explore “what is new” on the campus of Minnesota State University! Some of the highlights of the tour will include the Taylor Center, Residential Communities, and Centennial Student Union.

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

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CANOE PADDLE

  • August 11
  • 10 – 11:30 am

Swan Lake Paddle has been moved to Red Jacket Valley Park (19950 Old Hwy 66 Mankato) Join Scott to paddle a canoe through this extraordinary natural world. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided.

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

Register

THE NEXT CHAPTER: DECLUTTERING

  • August 11
  • 11 am – 12 pm

Have you ever wondered if you should sell, donate or toss something? Doug Lamuoreux from Caring Transitions will share information about decluttering your home. Advice on how to determine the value of your personal property will also be addressed.

Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

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MINI INFO SESSION: WHAT IS PEO?

  • August 16
  • 11 am – 11:30 am

P.E.O provides financial support for those in need or those in pursuit of opportunities through education. We offer charitable grants to Minnesota residents who may be facing unique challenges related to advanced aging, illness or disability. For women, we offer grants, loans and scholarships to assist in obtain a degree or certification which will allow you an opportunity for a brighter future. Come learn about more about PEO!

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

Register

HOSPICE 101

  • August 18
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Jodi Meyer a Care Transition Coordinator with St. Croix Hospice will give an overview of hospice care. Learn how to know when a family member is ready, what it means for the patient and family, and what hospice truly is.

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

Register

MUSIC THERAPY

  • August 19
  • 11 am – 12 pm

Isaac Winkler uses music to support clients of all ages. Join us in learning about how music affects the brain and how learning an instrument can support memory, enhance motor skills, enhance communication, and provide stimulation for older adults.

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

Register

BENEFITS OF INTERGENERATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • August 23
  • 11 am – 12 pm

Learn about the benefits of spending time with other generations!

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

Register

AAA – ALL ABOUT ARTHRITIS

  • August 23
  • 1 – 3 pm

Physical Therapists from ActivePT and Sports will share information about arthritis. Learn what arthritis is, treatment options and the impact of movement on the condition. Following the presentation assessments will be available.

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

Register

DPP INFO SESSION

  • August 22
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Learn about the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which helps people improve their health with the purpose of preventing type 2 diabetes. Call Jen to determine your eligibility at (507) 386-5588

Cost: Free and open to the public.
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.


THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: SOCIAL MEDIA

  • August 22
  • 5:30 – 7 pm

Bring your school age grandchildren to VINE! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

Learn about the different social media platforms including TikTok.

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
DUAL TASK BALANCE

  • August 23
  • 3-4 pm

Bring your school age grandchildren to VINE! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

This intergenerational class leads participants through fun engaging group activities to improve their balance and activate their brains.

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
YOGA

  • August 24
  • 10 – 11 am

Bring your school age grandchildren to VINE! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

Let’s take time to slow down, breathe and stretch with a guided yoga class.

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
TIC TAC TOE ROCKS!

  • August 24
  • 1 – 3 pm

Bring your school age grandchildren to VINE! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

Tic Tac Toe is a timeless game! Grandparents and Grandchildren will work together to create a tic tac toe board.

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
PET EXPO TOUR

  • August 25
  • 1 – 2 pm

Bring your school age grandchildren to this VINE sponsored tour! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

Animal lovers unite! We will have the opportunity to view and touch several different types of animals. The experts will be available to answer all of your questions! Meet at Pet Expo

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
ZUMBA

  • August 29
  • 5:30 – 6:15 pm

Bring your school age grandchildren to VINE! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

These easy-to-follow dance moves are appropriate for any age!

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
BINGO & SNOWCONES

  • August 30
  • 1 – 2 pm

Bring your school age grandchildren to VINE! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

Join us for a fun filled afternoon playing BINGO! Kid and adult friendly prizes for the winners. Delicious snowcones on the patio will cap off this fun afternoon at VINE.

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
PING PONG

  • August 31
  • 11 am – 1 pm

Bring your school age grandchildren to VINE! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

Stop in and play ping pong with your grandkids. Ping pong experts will be on hand to teach the basics and rules.

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

THE GRAND OLE DAYS OF SUMMER
THE FREE PRESS TOUR

  • September 1
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bring your school age grandchildren to this VINE sponsored tour! We are offering specially designed programs that are adult and kid- friendly. You are welcome to attend without the grandkids too. Registration is required.

The tour will include an explanation of the processes involved in creating and producing a brand-new product every single day for more than 11,000 homes and businesses. We’ll tour the press area, the newsroom and the advertising offices. Free Press editors will be available to answer questions about how we work to gather news and write stories. Meet in the Free Press lobby (418 @ 2nd St)

Cost: Free for VINE members and their school-age grandchildren
Call (507) 387-1666 to register.

Register

Exercise Classes

Registration is encouraged for the following classes:

Monday

  • 8:15 am: Move it More
  • 10 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10 am: Combo Fit
  • 1 pm: Seated Stretch & Flex (hybrid class)
  • 4:30 pm: Cardio Strength

Tuesday

  • 8:30 am: Stretch & Flex
  • 9:30 am: Zumba
  • 10 am: Yoga
  • 10:45 am: Barre Fusion
  • 11:15 am: Chair Yoga
  • 1 pm: Forever Fit

Wednesday

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

Thursday

  • 8:30 am: Stretch & Flex
  • 9:30 am: Zumba
  • 10 am: Chair Yoga
  • 10:45 am: Pilates
  • 1 pm: Forever Fit

Friday

  • 8:15 am: Move it More
  • 10 am: Combo Fit
  • 10 am: Gentle Yoga
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 & Wednesday

  • 6 am – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 6 am – 5 pm

Saturday

  • 8 am – 12 pm

Social Activities

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

  • 500: Wednesdays, 9:30 am
  • Billiards: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
  • Chess Club: Thursdays, 1 – 2 pm
  • Cribbage: Tuesdays, 1-3 pm
  • DeVINE Singers: Mondays, 1-2 pm
  • Duplicate Bridge: Mondays, 1-4 pm & Wednesdays, 3-6 pm
  • Get Your Yarn On: Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30 am
  • Ping-Pong: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Mahjong: Mondays, 1-4 pm
  • Memoir Writing: Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 1 pm
  • Spellers: Mondays, 10:15-11:15 am
  • VINE Stompers: Wednesdays, 2:15-4 pm
  • Whist: Friday 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.

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Online Exercise Classes

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Pool

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Open Swim
6-9:30 am
Lap Swim
7-8 am
Open Swim
6-9:30 am
Open Swim
6-7 am
Open Swim
6-9:30 am
Open Swim
8-9:30 am
Aqua 2
9:30-10:30 am
Open Swim
12-1 pm
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
Aqua Yoga
1-1:45 pm
Aqua 1
10:45-11:30 am
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Aqua 3
10:45-11:30
am
Open Swim
10:30-11:30 am
Lap Swim
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Aqua Deep
2-2:45 pm
Lap Swim
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Aqua Yoga
1-1:45 pm
Open Swim
12:45-2 pm
Open Swim
3-4:30pm
Open Swim
5-6 pm
Aqua 2
2-3 pm
Aqua 2
2-3 pm
Aqua 2/3
4:30-5:15 pm
Open Swim
3-4:30pm
Open Swim
3-6 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 & Wednesday

  • 6 am – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • 6 am – 5 pm

Saturday

  • 8 am – 12 pm