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Woodbury resident Becky Amble (right) and mother-daughter duo Teresa, (center), and Kaitlyn Schmitz, 15, paint on yupo paper during an art class at District 833 Community Education’s Gentle Saturday Saturday, April 5, Cottage Grove Middle School. More than 400 people registered for the all-day event. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Gentle Saturday in Cottage Grove connects ‘community of learners’


Hundreds of area residents filled the classrooms at Cottage Grove Middle School Saturday to get a hands-on lesson in art, health care, essential oils, even bonsai tree maintenance as part of Gentle Saturday.

Organized by District 833 Community Education, Gentle Saturday’s spring event draws the largest number of registrations, said Gretchen Carlson, coordinator of the Adult Enrichment program.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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