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Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our participants and staff, all Community Education after school and evening activities are cancelled for Friday, January 17. OK Kids and Discovery Kids child care will remain open until their regular closing time of 6 pm. All activities and programs are also cancelled for Saturday, January… WEATHER UPDATE – JANUARY 17 & 18

Winter Spring Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration for Winter Spring 2020 classes and programs is here! Brochures will arrive in mailboxes on December 13 or shortly after! We have classes for all ages, birth to senior citizen, taking place January thru May 2020. View the brochure here! Register online at or call 952-449-8350. We’re proud to be empowering your learning!

Donate A Little – Help A Lot!

Orono’s 3rd-6th Grade Destination Imagination team, the D-ainty I-nvaders are collecting donations to help support Crossroads Animal Shelter in Buffalo as part of their service learning project. Donations are being accepted now through December 20th in the entry of each Orono school building. Items Needed: Iams large breed dog food, Tidy Cat litter, Bounty paper… Donate A Little – Help A Lot!

Food Drive Collects 1,000+ Pounds!

Orono School’s participated in the ME to WE initiative, WE Scare Hunger Food Drive for the 7th year. From October 28 – November 8, students in grades K-12 brought in non-perishable food and hygiene items to school that were donated to the Maple Plain Food Shelf and the Spartan Basic Needs Closet. Members of the… Food Drive Collects 1,000+ Pounds!

Stained Glass Studio Helps Celebrate IOCP

On Saturday, September 14, Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) celebrated 40 years of service in the community. LaDonna Hoy, IOCP’s founder and executive director, was gifted a stained glass window created by Orono Community Education’s Stained Glass Studio. Cindy Bergstrom, stained glass instructor, led the project. Other artists assisted in the window’s creation including:… Stained Glass Studio Helps Celebrate IOCP