Community News

Healing Waters Qigong Practice Group
Wednesdays year round, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Lake Hiawatha Recreation Center
2701 E. 44th St.
Healing by the water, through the water and for the water. Learn simple Spring Forest Qigong healing movements and guided meditations for health. Every week we practice sending our healing to the world and blessing Lake Hiawatha. Cost is $5.

Safe Place Homework Help
Monday – Friday, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Congregation
2001 Riverside Ave.
Adult students and children all welcome. Tutors available for all levels. Interested in being a volunteer or tutor? Need more information about the program? Contact Kasi at 612-333-2561.

Food Addicts Anonymous
Fridays, 8 to 9 p.m.

United Church of Christ
3805 E. 40th St.
All welcome. For more information contact Shea 612-722-5064 or visit website

Become a Minnesota Reading Corps Preschool Literacy Tutor with Way to Grow
If you are passionate about education and Early Childhood Literacy, then join us at Way to Grow and make difference in a child’s life as Minnesota Reading Corps Preschool Literacy Tutor. Way to Grow has three part-time Reading Corps positions available at our preschools, M-F, for eleven months beginning in August. You’ll receive a stipend, training and onsite coaching. To learn how you can inspire a child, contact Craig Allen at

Healthy Seniors Exercise Classes

***Mondays, 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
51st St. & 34th Ave. S.
***Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 to 10:45 a.m. 
Bethel Lutheran Church
42nd St. & 17th Ave. S.
Free blood pressure checks are available on Thursdays. $2 donation gladly received.

Volunteering at Minneapolis Adult Education
2225 E. Lake St.
Classroom assistants are needed once a week in ESL, math, reading and writing. There are volunteer openings in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Training is provided.

Gamblers Anonymous
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Living Table Church
3805 E. 40th St. (Hope Room)
Anyone with a desire to stop gambling is welcome.

Make-and-Take Drop-in Sessions
Every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Each week, join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke, for a casual, FREE, hands-on creative experience using found and repurposed materials. You’ll leave this little adventure with a simple piece, made by you.
Drop in at the shop anytime between 6:30 and 8 p.m. to try your hand at a fun and easy DIY project. All ages and stages welcome!

Men’s Al-Anon Meeting    
Mondays, 5:45 to 8 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. S.
Many recovery groups meet at Plymouth.  They’re independent groups, not sponsored by the church. The al-anon meeting listed is for men only. Check for AA and SAA groups.  Click on Caring and Support and Addiction Recovery in the drop-down menu.

Weekly 12-Step Groups
Mondays (AA), 7 p.m.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays (AA), 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays (NA), 7:30 p.m.
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
4101 37th Ave. S.
All groups meet in the Fellowship Hall. Feel free to call the church office at 612-722-9527 for more information. Or check or All are welcome to attend.

Nokomis Healthy Seniors
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
4120 17th Ave. S.
For more info call NHS at 612-729-5499.

***Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Drop in for free blood pressure check, treats, coloring time, fellowship and conversation. All are welcome. Free. While you’re here, learn about all of our other programs, including exercise, games, movies, support groups and more (some fees apply to these activities).
***2nd Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.
Lunch and a Movie. Freewill offering.
***Monday – Friday
Exercise classes focus on increasing strength and flexibility. They also include modified/chair exercise and yoga. Freewill offering.

LSS Volunteer Opportunity
If you are 55 or older and would like to visit isolated adults in Minneapolis and surrounding areas to provide in-home companionship and transportation, please contact Kate Neuhaus at Lutheran Social Service, 651-310-9447 or You will receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits.

Hosmer Library
347 36th St. S.
Register online or call for all events.

*** K-12 Homework Help
Nov. 27 & 29, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. For more information, see Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
*** Technology Tuesdays
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 12 to 2 p.m.
Knowledgeable library staff and volunteers will be available to answer your tech questions about basic computer skills, how to download eBooks, saving files, using Microsoft Office productivity software, Internet and job searching, and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Franklin Library
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
Register online or call for all events.

*** Read Aloud Book Club
Mondays, Nov. 13-27, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required! We will share a book and discuss.
*** Franklin Teen Center: Dhalinta Horumar sare rabta
Thursday, Nov. 30, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
U dabaaldag Dhaqanka Soomalida, sameyso saaxiibo cusub iyo in aad isticmaasho hab nololeed cafimaad leh. Lamaane: WellShare International.
Franklin Teen Center: Young Achievers
Celebrate Somali culture, make new friends and practice healthy lifestyles.

East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
Register online or call for all events.

*** East Lake Poetry Night
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Bring your own poems and favorite poems to share. New and interesting poetry books from the library collection will be available to check out.
*** South High Pop Singers Concert
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 to 2:30 p.m.
The South High Pop Singers is a mixed vocal ensemble that performs a wide variety of music including pop and jazz. Join us for an afternoon performance featuring talented local teen voices!
*** Small Group Computer Help
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Get help using computers to explore the Internet, set up an email account, type a document and more.

Roosevelt Library
4026 28th Ave. S.
Register online or call for all events.

Nokomis Library
5100 34th Ave. S.
Register online or call for all events.

*** Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Issues
Friday, Nov. 17, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Through the nationwide Great Decisions program, learn more about vital foreign policy issues facing our country. The sessions will feature lectures and lively discussions with local college professors and other guest speakers.
*** A Rowdy History of Minnehaha Falls
Thursday, Nov. 30, 1 to 2 p.m.
Minnehaha Falls is one of Minneapolis’ most famous landmarks, but in the early 20th century it was the site of mayhem, scandal and neighborhood battles. Local historian Karen Cooper will share the history of the falls that includes sideshows, illegal saloons, dance halls and carnivals. Learn how the falls changed from a rural wonder to a rowdy tourist attraction to a family-friendly neighborhood park. Collaborator: Hale Community Education.

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