Lunch Bunch is a cooking class designed to meet the needs of young people, ages 16-24 who are currently cooking simple meals independently. This class will provide assistance to participants in creating nutritious, budget friendly meals in 45 minutes or less using advanced cooking techniques.  Participants will choose recipes and prepare ingredients and supply lists.

Cost:  $45.00/person program participant fee

Registration is required by January 27, 2017. To register or for questions please contact:
Chanell:  Email: [email protected] | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Participants will have fun increasing their overall cooking skills through hands-on participation. They will increase their comfort level in the kitchen through practice and experience, learning about kitchen safety and how to read, follow and understand recipes. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Cost:  $25.00/person program participant fee

Registration is required by Febraury 1, 2017. To register or for questions please contact:
Cindy Verdick:  Email: [email protected] | Phone: 507-285-3904 | Mail: Attn: Cindy Verdick 2200 2 nd ST SW Rochester, MN 55902

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Participants will have fun increasing their overall cooking skills through hands-on participation. They will increase their comfort level in the kitchen through practice and experience, learning about kitchen safety and how to read, follow and understand recipes. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Cost:  $25.00/person program participant fee

Registration is required by Febraury 1, 2017. To register or for questions please contact:
Cindy Verdick:  Email: [email protected] | Phone: 507-285-3904 | Mail: Attn: Cindy Verdick 2200 2nd ST SW Rochester, MN 55902

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ASD Support Group is a group for adults over 18 looking to connect with individuals who identify as having Autism Spectrum Disorder. This group meets the 2nd Friday of the month at SEMCIL.

*All Support groups will be cancelled on days that RPS closes school due to weather conditions.

Questions please contact:  IL Coordinator Michelle Kuchera | Email: [email protected]semcil.org | Phone: 507-923-5683 | Mail: Attn: Michelle Kuchera 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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SEMCIL’s Adaptive Ski program is an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to take part in one of Minnesota’s favorite winter recreational activities while having opportunities for social interaction, self-confidence and self-esteem boosting.

Adaptive Ski will run Wednesdays, January 11 –  February 22, 2017 from 6:00 – close at Coffee Mill Ski Resort in Wabasha.

If you are interested in participating or volunteering, please contact Amy or Joe to attend this meeting:

Amy S:  Email: [email protected] | Phone: 507-349-8101 or

Joe P: Email: [email protected] | Phone: 507-253-5191

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SEMCIL’s Adaptive Ski Program is an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to take part in one of Minnesota’s favorite winter recreational activities while having opportunities for social interaction, self-confidence and self-esteem boosting. We hope you’ll enjoy this fun activity and continue skiing outside of the program!

Participants must be 8 years of age or older and a Minnesota resident. Adaptive ski equipment is provided, and traditional equipment may be rented from Coffee Mill or participants may bring their own. Please note that helmets are required for all participants. You may bring your own or use one at Coffee Mill. New this year – FREE accessible transportation will be provided from SEMCIL to Coffee Mill.

Cost:  $75.00/person program participant fee (paid to SEMCIL) plus $18.00/person per week for lift tickets (paid to Coffee Mill).

Registration is required. To register or for questions please contact:
Amy S:  Email: [email protected] | Phone: 507-349-8101

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SEMCIL and Arc Southeastern Minnesota invite you to a workshop on Special Education Services and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at SEMCIL. This workshop will contain practical information for parents of students with disabilities including:

  • What is an IEP?
  • What is the Transition IEP?
  • What role do I have in my child’s IEP?
  • What if I don’t agree with my child’s IEP?
  • Who can help?

Please RSVP to Kim by November 8, 2016 if you are interested in attending this informative event.

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SEMCIL and The Arc Minnesota will be co-sponsoring a Voting Workshop. This workshop will focus on learning important information about how to vote in the upcoming election and ADA requirements associated with voting procedures. This free event is not politically affiliated and is not endorsed by any candidate.

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