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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
4120-17th Ave. S.
***Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
4120 17th Ave. S.
Yoga and breathing for seniors. 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).

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.
***Sealing Your Criminal Record
Thursday, Feb. 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn the process of how to seal your criminal record, called “criminal expungement.” Find out what criminal records can be sealed, the information needed to file, where expungement clinics are held, and how to be prepared to get the most out of your time with either a private attorney or at an expungement clinic. Partners: Volunteer Lawyers Network, Hennepin County Law Library.
***Fix-IT Tech
Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, March 10, 1 to 5 p.m.
Free hands-on workshops to help folks with their computer eauipment.
***Hosmer World Music Concert Series
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy live music from Siama, Central African guitarist! Sponsor: Friends of the Hosmer Library. Collaborator: This program is made possible by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council in collaboration with the Lyndale Neighborhood Association and KFAI Radio.
***Housing Discrimination and Integration in South Minneapolis
Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 to 5 p.m.
Black history honored here! Kirsten Delegard and Kevin Ehrman-Solberg of Historyapolis will share their Mapping Prejudice study of racial covenants and housing segregation in 20th-century Minneapolis. Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commissioner Ian Stade will give an introduction to the legacy of housing discrimination and the heroes of housing integration in South Minneapolis. He will talk about Arthur and Edith Lee and the 1931 race riot that occurred outside their home when they moved into a segregated neighborhood, and pioneers of housing integration Archie Givens Sr. and Edward Tilsen. Residents of the Tilsenbilt housing development will be invited to reminisce and share their experiences.

Franklin Library
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
Register online or call for all events.
*** K-12 Homework Help
Wednesdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 22, 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.
***Memoir Writing Group
Thursday, Feb. 16, 1 to 3 p.m.
Would you like to create a record of your personal history? Bring what you have written and are willing to read to the group for helpful comments and suggestions. Collaborator: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
***Haweenka Aduunka: Women of the World
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
Share sisterhood and talk about leadership, jobs, family, health and more. We are women empowering women! Women and their children are welcome to attend.

East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
Register online or call for all events.
Roosevelt Library
4026 28th Ave. S.
Register online or call for all events.
*** K-12 Homework Help
Tuesdays, Nov. 15 – Feb. 28, 3 to 7 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.

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

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