There’s more to CXI than learning to speak English…
There’s doing fun and worthwhile things with your classmates and American friends, too!


Maple Syrup Outing

Saturday, March 23, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Transportation will be provided Saturday, March 23, to Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear Lake. We depart 12:30 p.m. for the program which starts at 1:30 pm. Bring $7 per person for entrance fee. Please be prepared for walking through  the woods.  You will need sturdy shoes or boots. The program will provide opportunity to observe sap collecting on site, view the evaporator, taste maple syrup and sap right from the tree, and hear about the history of maple syruping. Come and experience first hand an important part of our North Woods culture.  A complementary soup and corn bread lunch will be provided after Conversation Partners and before the Maple Syrup Outing,at 11:30 am-12:15 pm. Please register for the outing — first come, first served. Weather forecast is that it will be in the 50s!

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Acrylic Painting

Most Mondays from 1-4 pm  

Class held at the CXI House


Debbie teaches painting techniques and is skilled in many kinds of crafts. Creating art is a wonderful way to relax from the stresses of living in another culture. One of the joys of Debbie's painting class is that no experience is needed! 

Supply Fee:
$1  per class
$7 for the semester


Quilting  Class

1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays of the Month from 10 am to 1 pm

Classes held at Stadium Village Church


Quilting Class meets in The Commons of Stadium Village Church (down the stairs). In these classes you will:

  • learn and practice simple sewing skills

  • share your own ideas

  • finish each class by eating lunch together and hearing a Bible message


This class is in English, Japanese, and Mandarin. 

Stadium Village Church (501 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55414)