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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.
*** Hosmer World Music Concert Series
April 8-May 20, 2 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy live music from around the world!
April 8: Tiyumba African Drum and Dance (Ghanaian dance ensemble)
April 15: Száska (Transylvanian string band)
April 22: Cleo Patricx (Heritage blues and its legacy in African-American rock)
April 29: Aldo Ramos (Tradicion Latina/Latin-American folk)
May 6: Joe Davis and the Poetic Diaspora (Soulful songs of global Black folk)
May 13: Kari Tauring (Norwegian roots)
May 20: TBD

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, April 18, 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.
*** Rules of the Road: Bike Safety
Saturday, May 6, 12 to 1 p.m.
Join us for stories and bicycle safety information for the whole family! A representative from The Hub Bicycle Co-Op will talk about rules of the road and other aspects of riding that will keep you safe on the streets. Collaborator: The Hub Bicycle Co-Op.
*** Master Gardener: Get More From Your Perennial Garden
Sunday, May 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to renovate and rejuvenate your perennial garden, from protection against disease and pests to techniques for dividing plants. Collaborator: Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.

Roosevelt Library
4026 28th Ave. S.
Register online or call for all events.
*** Master Gardener: Butterfly Gardening
Saturday, April 22, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
What plants attract butterflies? Find out how to select plants for adult and larval feeding, which ultimately encourages the establishment of butterfly species and their return to your garden year after year. Collaborator: Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.
*** Parenting Change Book Club
Thursday, April 27, 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.
*** Shakespeare 102: Gender, Race and Revenge
Thursdays, April 20 & 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
How do Shakespeare’s views on male-female relations, race and revenge compare with ours? Come and discuss! Collaborator: Minneapolis Community Education.
April 20: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 27: Othello
*** Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop
Saturday, April 22, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Workshop your writing for poetry slams and spoken word events! Come to this interactive workshop and leave with some excellent lines. Each of these monthly workshops will be centered around unique writing prompts and will foster constructive feedback in a small group setting. Instructor Eric Tu is a local poet who started doing slam poetry as a teen and was a guest judge for Louder Than a Bomb 2017, the world’s largest youth poetry slam.
*** First Fridays: Diabetes Support Group
Friday, May 5, 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.

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