Since closing its doors due to COVID-19, the VINE Adult Community Center has taken its programs online, offering virtual exercise classes to keep older adults active at home.  Many older adults have kept busy with daily live exercise videos and a library of previously recorded classes available 24/7 on the Virtual VINE webpage.

Now, in partnership with the Mankato Area Foundation, VINE is offering a series of online interactive educational programs.  These programs from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, are presented free of charge and include the ability to submit questions in real-time to the expert presenters.  Attendees can join the program on their computer, tablet, or smartphone and explore a wide variety of interesting topics.

The presentations are scheduled for 3 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays now through May 22.

On April 14, twenty-one people tuned in for VINE’s first virtual class, African Art: Secular and Supernatural from the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Thursday’s presentation will also be from the Cleveland Museum of Art, focusing on America’s Story Through Art Lesson 1: America Emerging – 1700’s.  Friday, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will present, How the Baseball Hall of Fame Works. 

VINE’s virtual classes are free and open to the public.  More information and registration instructions can be found online at and on the VINE Facebook page. 

Those with questions regarding VINE’s virtual classes, can call (507) 387-1666.