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We 💚 our Seniors!

IGH Parks & Rec offers seniors many opportunities to stay active and and engaged at the Veterans Memorial Community Center and find a sense of community and friendship in the IGH Senior Club. Senior Center programming is provided in partnership with the ISD 199 Community Education Department.

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Leagues

Fall

55+ Driver Safety Class - Virtual & In-Person

(ages 55+) Certified instructor teaches this class. Those who complete the class qualify for a 10% discount on auto insurance. The Driver Improvement courses are open to the public and held at the VMCC; Pre-registration is required through the MN Highway Safety & Research Center

Register

Upcoming Courses

  • 4-Hour Refresher Courses: $24
    • Oct. 12: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
    • Nov. 1: 1-5 p.m.
    • Nov. 16: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
    • Dec. 6: 1-5 p.m.
  • 8-hour First Time Course: $28 (must attend both sessions)
    • Check back for upcoming sessions

Adult Beginner Swim Instruction: Oct. 22-Dec. 17

For adults looking to LEARN TO SWIM.

Register online by Oct. 15 or call 651-450-2480.

Fall Fashion Show feat. Taylor Marie's Mobile Boutique | Oct. 22: 11:30a-2:30p | $20

Enjoy a fun afternoon with a full service mobile retail store featuring name brand women's clothing and accessories. A catered, light meal will also be served.

Register by Oct. 14: Call 651-450-2480 or online.

Mobile Technology 101: 2 Sessions | FREE

Feel more confident when using your phone or computer with this FREE review by IGH City IT staff.

  • Session 1: Tue, Oct. 18: 10a ; Register for Session 1 by Oct. 14Call 651-450-2480 or online.
  • Session 2: Thu, Oct. 27: 10a ; Register for Session 2 by Oct. 21: Call 651-450-2480 or online.

Inver Glen Library | Thu, Nov. 3 | FREE

Laura Morlock, branch manager at Inver Glen, will share the great resources available for use at the library.

Register by Oct. 31: Call 651-450-2480 or online.

Specialty Fitness programs 

are on a set, short-term schedule with smaller class sizes at budget-friendly prices for members and non-members of the VMCC:

  • Back to Balance
  • Food & Fitness
  • Functional Fitness & Balance
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Yoga

Register for available sessions online or by calling 651-554-3423.

Swim Lessons

Call 651-554-3423

Learn to Skate Program

Call 651-450-2468


Winter 2022-23

55+ Driver Safety Class - Virtual & In-Person

(ages 55+) Certified instructor teaches this class. Those who complete the class qualify for a 10% discount on auto insurance. The Driver Improvement courses are open to the public and held at the VMCC; Pre-registration is required through the MN Highway Safety & Research Center

Register

Upcoming Courses

  • 4-Hour Refresher Courses: $24
    • Jan. 10, 2023: 1-5 p.m.
    • Jan. 18, 2023: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Fall

Active Aging Week at the VMCC: Oct. 3-7

Join us each day for FREE activities on ways to stay active as you age. Registration may be required. Learn more on our Special Events page.

Weekly Card Games

Join us in the Senior Center, Community Room 2 for FREE weekly card games. Coffee, bottled water and packaged snacks will be provided.

  • 500 - first, second and fourth Monday - 1 p.m. 
    (NO game on Mon, Sept. 5 - CLOSED for Labor Day)
  • Cribbage - Tuesdays - 1 p.m.
  • Hand & Foot - Wednesdays - 9 a.m.
  • Bridge - Wednesdays - 12:30 p.m.
  • Euchre - Thursdays - 1 p.m.

History Book Club

Meets every FOURTH MONDAY of the month at the VMCC from 10-11 a.m. Discuss selected books with this free, drop-in group, no registration is required. For more information, view 'The Scoop' section of the current Parks & Rec brochure

Note: Room location will be posted in the VMCC on day of club.

  • Oct. 24: Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters by Carey Griffith
  • Nov. 28: I Think You Are Worng (But I Am Listening) by Sarah Stewart Holland
  • December: NO MEETING

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless Project

First Tuesdays of the month | 1p.m.

Put those plastic grocery bags to good use and keep them out of the landfill by joining us in making sleeping mats for the homeless. Mats are crocheted out of plastic bag yarn (PLARN). Jobs include: cutting (bring your own scissors), sorting and crocheting (please bring your own 16mm or size (Q) crochet hook). Directions will be provided. Mats will be donated to Friday Night Street Gang, an organization that supports the homeless. If you have any questions, email: joann@usfamily.net

Senior Club - Fiction Book Club

Meets every SECOND TUESDAY of the month at the VMCC at 1 p.m. Learn more in the Senior Club tab on how to become a member. For more information, view 'The Scoop' section of the current Parks & Rec brochure

Note: Room location will be posted in the VMCC on day of club.

  • Sept. 13:The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Oct. 11:The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
  • Nov. 8: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Dec. 13:Lightning Strike by William K. Krueger

Day Trips

The Church Basement Ladies in Plowin' Thru at Ames Center | Nov. 15 | $93

Depart VMCC: 11 a.m.
Return to VMCC: 3:30 p.m.

Register by Friday, Oct. 14 with Code AT-F1115 or online.

Octagon Victorian Christmas | Dec. 6 | $95

Depart VMCC: 10 a.m.
Return to VMCC: 3:30 p.m.

Register by Friday, Nov. 4 with Code AT-F1206 or online.

Once Upon A Mattress - CANCELLED


The Root Beer Lady | Feb. 9 | $95

Depart VMCC:
Return VMCC:

Register by Jan. 2, 2023 with Code AT-W0209 or online.

VMCC Activities

Outdoor Activities

Golf Course

Pickleball Courts

Off-leash Dog Park - Purchase a Pass


Fall

  • Let's Go Bowling! - Sept. 17-Nov. 5 (ages 5+)
  • E-Sports Leagues:Oct. 3-Nov. 14 register by Sept. 28 (ages 8+)
    • Madden 22
    • Fortnite: 1v1 or 2v2
    • Rocket League: 1v1 or 3v3
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Women's Volleyball Sept. 20-Nov. 29 League is not officiated; standings are recorded. Single elimination playoffs. Register by September 13. | Volleyball Rules (PDF)
  • Co-Rec Volleyball - Sept. 15-early Dec. Two levels of play; not officiated; standings are recorded. Single elimination playoffs. Register by September 8. | Volleyball Rules (PDF) 

Winter 2022-23

  • Broomball
  • Pickleball
  • Women's Volleyball - Jan-mid-April. League not officiated; standings recorded. 16-18 games and double elimination playoffs. Registration opens Dec. 1
  • Co-Rec Volleyball - Jan-mid-April. Two levels of play; not officiated; standings recorded. Double elimination playoffs. Registration opens Dec. 1 

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Free Agent Registration 

If you want to play in adult leagues but can't find teammates, you can register as a free agent. Complete and submit the Free Agent Registration Form.

Weather Impacts to Programs, Events and Activities led by the City of IGH*

Wondering if an event or your practice/game is still on due to inclement weather?

Call the IGH Weather Hot Line at 651-450-2595 to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.

*We cannot make weather-related decisions for other league associations or events held in our community by other businesses or organizations.

Dakota County Parks Adult Programs

For details and registration on programs with Dakota County Parks visit their website: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/Lists/Calendar/calendar.aspx.