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WE Scare Hunger Food Drive

WE Scare Hunger Food Drive Donations accepted at all Orono School buildings from October 25 – November 1. Donations needed: Granola bars, individual bags of crackers and snacks, beef jerky, dried fruit, fruit snacks, canned items, cereal, coffee and tea, cooking oil, paper towels, diapers and pull-ups. All items will be donated to WeCAN, IOCP… WE Scare Hunger Food Drive

Tickets for The Enchanted Bookshop Musical

Tickets are now on sale for The Enchanted Bookshop Musical Drama production starring a cast of Orono Middle School students. Performances Thursday, October 14 at 7 pm Friday, October 15 at 7 pm Saturday, October 16 at 2 pm & 7 pm Tickets Purchase here:  

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

Free, family-friendly community art event! Join us on Tuesday, October 19 at Veterans Memorial Park in Maple Plain for music & dance performances, art demos and projects, food from McGarry’s Pub and more.

All Orono Community Education classes and programs follow Orono Schools latest health and safety guidance. Please  click here  to review the 2021-22 Safe Return to School plan.  Questions about health & safety within a Community Education program? Contact us at .

Fall Registration Now Open!

Registration for Fall 2021 classes & programs is now open! Click here to view an electronic version of the brochure. Copies will arrive in mailboxes soon! Register:

Orono Schools has revised its health and safety guidelines for summer programming and childcare based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. Please contact your child’s summer program leader if you have questions. Thank you!

The need is now! COVID-19 continues to create challenges for Minnesotans, and you can make all the difference! Offer your time and talent as an AmeriCorps Emergency Response member this summer. Orono Community Education is looking for people to give their time and talent to help support our community and meet critical needs. Members will… Join AmeriCorps & Community Ed This Summer!

Summer Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for summer camps & classes at or call 952-449-8350. View the Summer 2021 brochure here ! We are excited to offer a wide array of camps & classes in all interest areas from sports, science, and technology to art, service learning, aquatics and more! Featured on the cover is the popular Service… Summer Registration Now Open!

Spring Brochure is Here!

Spring Brochure is Here!

The electronic Spring 2021 brochure is now live! It contains offerings for youth & adults in March – May. We have in person, virtual and at home kit options. View the brochure here . Register for classes & programs at .

Regional Educator of Excellence

Tiffany Clifton, our assistant director, has been named a 2020 Regional Community Educator of Excellence. Nine individuals from across the state were chosen with Regional honors. Tiffany was also 1 of 2 selected as a State Community Educator of Excellence. The Minnesota Community Education Association (MCEA) recognizes and celebrates the outstanding contributions made by practitioners and supporters of community education… Regional Educator of Excellence

Let’s Play Pickleball!

Let’s Play Pickleball!

New, intermediate or advanced…we have pickleball programming for all! Adult Open Play Tuesday from 7 – 9 pm Wednesday & Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm Advanced Skills & Play Monday from 6 – 8 pm Intro Classes Skills & Drills Beginner Intermediate Private & Small Group Lessons Join us on the pickleball court! For more information and to sign up visit .… Let’s Play Pickleball!

How Can I Get Help? Community Resources

WeCAN is a social service agency located in Mound that provides individual and family support services to those in need in 12 western Hennepin County communities, including Mound, Minnetrista, Spring Park, Navarre, Minnetonka Beach, Maple Plain, Independence, Loretto, Rockford, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay and Greenfield. Call WeCAN at 952-472-0742, email  or visit  to find out… How Can I Get Help? Community Resources