Area Briefs

District 196 Community Education will offer the following classes. To register, or for more information, call 651-423-7920 or visit www.district196.org/ce. Abrakadoodle Girls with Glitter Art Camp (ages 5-11), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 4-7, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $109. Forbidden LEGO (grades 3-6), 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. [...]

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Eagan native Maeve McGuire participated in the Shell Lake Arts Center’s jazz ensemble and combo camp June 22-27 in Shell Lake, Wis. The program featured instruction from professional jazz musicians from across the nation on improvisation, listening, instrument masterclasses, jazz history and more. (Photo submitted)

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Dakota Prairie Adult Basic Education offers free classes for adults preparing to take general educational development (GED) tests. Online classes are available through the summer months. Regular classes begin the week of Sept. 2 with classes on Tuesdays from 5:45-8:15 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. to noon. Call Claudia at 651-460-3242 for registration details.

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Dakota County Technical College is hosting the fourth annual Teens eXperiencing Technical Education workshop event July 28 through Aug. 1 on the college’s main campus in Rosemount. “TXT2014 gives teenaged girls the chance to experience fun, hands-on, get-dirty workshops that highlight technical education and career opportunities in technical fields,” said Linda Foster, DCTC instructional technology [...]

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Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns consumers that they can find themselves tripped up by their own vacation plans if they don’t first take some precautions. “Scammers never stop thinking, so consumers have to be looking ahead too,” said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. [...]

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