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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.

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.

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.

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

East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
Register online or call for all events.
*** East Lake Poetry Night
Tuesday, March 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.
*** Researching the History of Your Minneapolis Home
Saturday, April 1, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn about the print and online tools and resources available at the library and throughout the city that will help you research the history of your house, neighborhood or a piece of property within Minneapolis city limits.
*** Cultural Dance: Dances of Egypt
Saturday, April 15, 2 to 2:30 pm.
Join us for a special performance of “Dances From Egypt” presented by the Jawaahir Dance and The Cassandra School.

Roosevelt Library
4026 28th Ave. S.
Register online or call for all events.
*** Parenting Change Book Club
Thursday, March 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Raising a Generation of Changemakers. How do we parent in a world so different from the one we grew up in? How can we equip our children with skills and dispositions to thrive in and steward this world? How might we need to change in order to do this successfully? Each month we will discuss recent titles that provide a context for considering the issue and its implications for parenting. Open to parents and guardians of children and teens of all ages. All viewpoints are welcome and honored. Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.

Nokomis Library
5100 34th Ave. S.
Register online or call for all events.
*** 20-Minute Résumé Assistance
Tuesday, March 21, 2 to 4 p.m.
In your 20-minute appointment, a certified professional résumé writer will work with you to make your résumé the best it can be. The appointment will also include an overview of interview questions. Bring a printed copy of your résumé. Collaborator: Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis.
*** On Screen: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Monday, March 27, 6 to 7:45 p.m.
Join the Nokomis Sci-fi Book Club to watch this classic film, in which a small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. Sponsor: Friends of the Nokomis Library. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
*** First Fridays: Diabetes Support Group
Friday, April 7, 1 to 3 p.m.
Are you a person with diabetes or prediabetes? Share experiences with others living with diabetes and get tips and advice from a health care professional on blood sugar management, diet and exercise. Please call Nokomis Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5499 to make arrangements for free transportation to the program. Sponsors: Friends of the Nokomis Library, Nokomis Healthy Seniors.

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