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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.
*** History Comes Alive: Emily O. Goodridge Grey
Sunday, May 28, 3 to 4 p.m.
African-American men and women shaped not just Minnesota, but the entire nation. Their history comes alive in this series of interactive dramatic reenactments. Emily O. Goodridge Grey was an African- American social activist, pioneer and abolitionist in Minnesota during the 19th century.

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.
*** Cultural Dance: Flamenco
Saturday, May 20, 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Join us for a special selection of dances of the Flamenco tradition presented by Zorongo Flamenco.
***Mobile Device Security CLE Class
Thursday, May 25, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
This program takes place at Hennepin County Government Center. This CLE (Continuing Legal Education) series is geared toward topics that judges in the Fourth Judicial District indicated would be particularly helpful for law clerks. However, CLEs are open to anyone. Each CLE will be one credit. For more information, contact Becky Breyen at 612-348-7960 or
Presented by John Carney, Esq. (Chief Technology Officer and lead digital forensic examiner at Carney Forensics)
*** Chemical Changes
Tuesday, June 20, 1 to 2 p.m.
Entering K-grade 2. Experiment with chemical changes. Make a tub of slimy polymer that glows in the dark. Materials provided. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: The Works Museum.

Roosevelt Library
4026 28th Ave. S.
Register online or call for all events.
*** Master Gardener: Edible Gardening
Saturday, June 10, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Learn the how-tos of edible gardening. Fruits, vegetables, berries and edible flowers can easily become a part of your home landscape design.

Nokomis Library
5100 34th Ave. S.
Register online or call for all events.
*** Refugee and Immigrant Rights
Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This “Preparing Immigrant and Refugee Communities for Immigration Enforcement” session will help refugees and immigrants identify their immigration options, understand their legal rights, and prepare their families as federal immigration enforcement efforts increase. The session also will help allies understand the basics of the U.S. immigration system and how they can help keep communities safe. Sponsor: Friends of the Nokomis Library. Collaborator: The Advocates for Human Rights.
***First Fridays: Diabetes Support Group
Friday, June 2, 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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