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We 💚 our Seniors!

IGH Parks & Rec offers seniors many opportunities to stay active and and engaged at the Veterans Memorial Community Center and find a sense of community and friendship in the IGH Senior Club. Senior Center programming is provided in partnership with the ISD 199 Community Education Department.

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Activities/Day Trips


Spring & Summer 2023

55+ Driver Safety Class - Virtual & In-Person

(ages 55+) Certified instructor teaches this class. Those who complete the class qualify for a 10% discount on auto insurance. The Driver Improvement courses are open to the public and held at the VMCC; Pre-registration is required through the MN Highway Safety & Research Center


Upcoming Courses

  • 4-Hour Refresher Courses: $24
    • May 9: 1-5 p.m.
    • May 17: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
    • June 6: 1-5 p.m.
    • July 19: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
    • Aug. 15: 1-5 p.m.
    • Sept. 12: 1-5 p.m.
    • Sept. 20: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • 8-Hour Course: $28

Inver Wood Golf Course - Lessons

Adult Swim Instruction

For adults looking to learn or fine-tune their swimming techniques. View available courses

Back to Balance | July 11-Aug. 31 | $69/VMCC Member; $109/Non-member

To register, call 651-450-2480 or online.

Fox Rehabilitation - Balance | June 5: 10:30a | FREE

To register, call 651-450-2480 or online.

Landmark Tours Travel Talks | June 21: 10a | FREE

To register, call 651-450-2480 or online.

Strength Training Circuit | July 10-Aug. 30 | $69/VMCC Member; $109/Non-member

To register, call 651-450-2480 or online.

US Presidential History | July 19: 10a | FREE

To register, call 651-450-2480 or online.

Remember the Good Old Days of WCCO Radio | Aug. 2: 10a | $10

To register, call 651-450-2480 or online.

Specialty Fitness programs 

are on a set, short-term schedule with smaller class sizes at budget-friendly prices for members and non-members of the VMCC:

  • Back to Balance
  • Food & Fitness
  • Functional Fitness & Balance
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Yoga

Register for available sessions online or by calling 651-554-3423.

Swim Lessons

Call 651-554-3423

Learn to Skate Program

Call 651-450-2468

Spring & Summer 2023

Volunteer with the City of IGH

Click here to learn about opportunities and to contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Create a Canvas | June 8, July 13, Aug. 3: 6-8 p.m. each night | $35/session

Come and create your own masterpiece in acrylic on canvas with Gail from Joyful H’Arts Studio! This class is FUN art not fine art. Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through a two-hour experience necessary! Each session will have a different painting.

To register, call 651-450-2480 or online.

Inver Wood Golf Course

Click here to review hours and rates.

Foot Golf at Inver Wood Golf Course

Click here to learn more about Foot Golf

Weekly Card Games

Join in the fun and games hosted by the IGH Senior Club at the VMCC in the Senior Center. All experience levels are welcome. No registration required — just come!

  • 500 - first, second and fourth Monday - 1 p.m. 
  • Cribbage - Tuesdays - 1 p.m.
  • Bridge - Wednesdays - 12:30 p.m.
  • Euchre - Thursdays - 1 p.m.
  • Hand & Foot - Fridays - 12:30 p.m.

History Book Club

Meets every FOURTH MONDAY of the month at the VMCC from 10-11 a.m. Discuss selected books with this free, drop-in group, no registration is required. For more information, view 'The Scoop' section of the current Parks & Rec brochure

Note: Room location will be posted in the VMCC on day of club.

  • April 24: The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
  • May 22: The Witches: Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff
  • June 26: Hero of Empire - The Boer War; a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
  • July 24: Beyond the Call of Duty: Army Flight Nursing in World War II by Judith Berger
  • Aug. 28: Somewhere in the Unknown World - A Collective Refugee Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless Project

First Tuesday of the month | 1 p.m.

Put those plastic grocery bags to good use and keep them out of the landfill by joining us in making sleeping mats for the homeless. Mats are crocheted out of plastic bag yarn (PLARN). Jobs include: cutting (bring your own scissors), sorting and crocheting (please bring your own 16mm or size (Q) crochet hook). Directions will be provided. Mats will be donated to Friday Night Street Gang, an organization that supports the homeless. If you have any questions, email:

Senior Club - Fiction Book Club

Meets every SECOND TUESDAY of the month at the VMCC at 1 p.m. Learn more in the Senior Club tab on how to become a member. For more information, view 'The Scoop' section of the current Parks & Rec brochure

Note: Room location will be posted in the VMCC on day of club.

  • April 11: Walking Across Egypt by Claude Edgerton
  • May 9: When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton  
  • June 13: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  • July 11: The Lost Apothecary: A Novel by Sarah Penner
  • Aug. 8: The Alice Network: A Novel by Kate Quinn

Day Trips

Historic Fort Snelling & Sibley House | June 14 | $93

Depart VMCC: 9:15 a.m.
Return to VMCC: 3:45 p.m.

Register by Friday, May 12: call 651-450-2480  or online.

Northfield History Tour | July 13 | $87

Depart VMCC: 9:45 a.m.
Return to VMCC: 4 p.m.

Register by Friday, June 9: call 651-450-2480 or online.

Duluth Vista Fleet Cruise - FULL

Fall 2023

Million Dollar Quartet at the Old Log Theater - FULL

Fireside Theater, Ft. Atkinson, WI | Oct. 12-13 (Two Day Trip)

Depart VMCC: Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:15 a.m.
Return to VMCC: Friday, Oct. 13 in late afternoon

Register by Friday, Aug. 4:

  • One per room ($475): Call 651-450-2480 or online
  • Two per room: FULL

VMCC Activities

Outdoor Activities

Golf Course

Pickleball Courts

Off-leash Dog Park - Purchase a Pass

Spring & Summer 2023

Pickleball Leagues - Our adult pickleball league is a fun, semi-competitive league for teams of two players. Game times and schedule will be determined by the final number of teams that register. Game times are estimates. Minimum eight teams, maximum 12 teams.

Time: 6–9 p.m. Fee: $40 per team
Location: North Valley Park

  • Doubles BRONZE/Beginning Level (2.0-3.0)
    Dates: Wednesdays, starting June 21
  • Doubles SILVER Level (3.0-4.0) 
    Dates: Thursdays, starting June 22

Register: Call 651-450-2480 or online.

Inver Wood Golf Course Leagues:

E-Sports Leagues - July 10-Sept. 1 (ages 8+)
  • Madden 23
  • Fortnite: 1v1
  • Rocket League: 1v1 or 3v3
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Register online beginning April 24-June 26.





Free Agent Registration 

If you want to play in adult leagues but can't find teammates, you can register as a free agent. Complete and submit the Free Agent Registration Form.

Weather Impacts to Programs, Events and Activities led by the City of IGH*

Wondering if an event or your practice/game is still on due to inclement weather?

Call the IGH Weather Hot Line at 651-450-2595 to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.

*We cannot make weather-related decisions for other league associations or events held in our community by other businesses or organizations.

Dakota County Parks Adult Programs

For details and registration on programs with Dakota County Parks visit their website: