Rebranded Marketplace of Learning draws over 200
Saturday's Marketplace of Learning bazaar at Cottage Grove Middle School drew over 200 people who took classes in painting, yoga and cooking.
District 833 Community Education rebranded the semi-annual event last fall. It used to be called Gentle Saturday, but staff member Joshua Chilton said the name confused some people into thinking that the courses were only for senior citizens.
"It brings a lot of folks, some who haven't even heard about Community Ed, into the mix," he said. "Hopefully it inspires them something that they're passionate about that they would like to learn a little more about. That's kind of what the day's all about."
In the school cafetorium, English learning students in the Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium served dishes and drinks from their native country.