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Patch Picks: Five Great Education Opportunities for Adults in Hudson

The kids are getting ready to return to school—join them and enroll in one of these five adult class opportunities close to home.

Scuba lessons at

Classes at St. Croix Scuba range greatly. There are classes to  introduce people to the hobby to rescue diving to dive master to night diver. Beginning scuba classes are over the course of two days and are offered every weekend in August. Some college students can earn credits for the class, too.

Start an Internet business

The offers classes through community education throughout the year. Currently most classes are on a short break before fall picks up again. One enrichment class offered through the school district is “How to Start an Internet business.” Students learn step-by-step ways ensure the Web is the right venue for a business, strategies for getting advertises, market research and drawing traffic.

book clubs

The Hudson Area Library has a few different book clubs which meet monthly, learn about contexts of novels, reading discipline and, according to the library’s information, the Page Turners group reads “fun, whimsical, educational and thought-provoking” books and meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The Library Book Club reads a a variety of books and meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. The Mystery Book club reads mystery books and meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2 and 6:30 p.m.

Ballroom Dance at

An instructor is on hand to teach ballroom dancing for an hour at the start of a party at The Phipps Center for the Arts on some Saturdays in the summer. “This is an exciting opportunity to have fun trying out new dance skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome.”

Learn sassy workout

Talk about two birds with one stone—learn a sassy dance along with some fitness moves at Lady Katherine. Some classes focus on learning a dance for fun with a twist of exercise, others classes focused on toning certain body areas and others are hard-core workouts focusing on fitness, weight loss, agility and strength. Motivation comes from responsibility and this is the perfect kind of class to take with some girlfriends.

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