Events – Community Calendar

LoLa Winter Fine Art Exhibition
February 23-24, 12 to 5 p.m.
Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave. S.
Come to see the art, stay to make a fun little item to take home during drop-in artist activities for all ages. Admission is free and open to the public; a small donation is optional for make-and-take activities.
The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) is pleased to announce their second annual Winter Fine Art Exhibition, featuring works by local artists who are members of LoLa. Art will be for sale at the discretion of the artists, and the full purchase price will go to the artists.

White Ally Toolkit Event and Trainings With Dr. David Campt
Thursday – Saturday, March 7 – 9
The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute is pleased to announce that racial dialogue expert Dr. David Campt will be coming to Minneapolis. Dr. Campt has developed the White Ally Toolkit training to teach allies how to foster constructive debiasing dialogues with the racism skeptics within their spheres of influence. In December 2018, Dr. Campt was featured on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah at the “White People’s Whisperer.”
There will be three separate events while Dr. Campt is in the Twin Cities. The first is held at Faith Mennonite Church in the Seward neighborhood, and the rest are at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lyndale and 41st.
1. Challenges and Opportunities for White Allies: Introduction to the White Ally Toolkit
Thursday, March 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: Pay-what-you-can.
Register online at
2. White Ally Toolkit Training: Part 1
Two dates are offered. These sessions are identical.
Friday, March 8, 1 to 4:15 p.m.
Early tuition: $50; Standard tuition: $75
Register online at:
Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Early tuition: $50  Standard tuition: $75
Register online at:
3. Going Deeper with the White Ally Toolkit: Part 2
Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m  to
4:15 p.m.
Early tuition: $50; Standard tuition: $75
Register online at:
Optional continuing education credit is available for social workers, nurses and teachers for these trainings and the Thursday event for an additional fee. See online registration for details.  Sponsored by MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.

Z Puppets’ 20th Anniversary All-Ages Dance Party
Friday, March 8, 7 to 10 p.m.
Walker Church
3104 16th Ave S.
All ages welcome.  Pay-what-you-will at the door or in advance at
Whether you have followed Z Puppets’ adventures all along or will be meeting us for the first time:
• Find your light in our Glow-in-the-Dark Dance Jam. We provide glowy stuff—you make it into fantastic wearable creations to take onto the blacklight dance floor.
• Get into a World Groove with dance instructor and D.J. Mehdi Kennar of Mehdi Dance Unity.
• Sample the Story Stitch Game with Green Card Voices.
• Raise a sparkling cider toast to the continued adventures of Z
Come as you are—or come as who, what and how you want to be.  This is a costume and creative-fashion-flair friendly, all-ages event.
All proceeds go towards matching funding for Z Puppets’ newest work: Through the Narrows, premiering June 2019.

Older Adult Mental Health First Aid Course
Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
4101 37th Ave. S.
This public education program introduces risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders, and reviews support options.  The eight-hour course focuses on the unique experiences and needs of adults over the age of 65.  This course is designed for people who live with, love, work with or care for older adults with mental health issues, including dementia-related issues.  (Please note,this class may be too basic for those who work in mental health services.)
This free class, valued at $170, is sponsored by Fairview Community Health and Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church. Lunch is provided.  Please register by March 18 at, by calling 651-232-1449, or by emailing Sue Arens, the parish nurse at MCLC, can give more information about the course at 612-722-9527.

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