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Healthy Seniors Exercise Classes
***Mondays, 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
51st St. & 34th Ave. S.
***Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Bethel Lutheran Church
42nd St. & 17th Ave. S.
Free blood pressure checks are available on Thursdays. $2 donation gladly received.

Volunteering at Minneapolis Adult Education
2225 E. Lake St.
612-668-3984
abe.mpls.k12.mn.us/volunteer
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.

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 www.plymouth.org 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 www.aa.org or www.na.org. 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 kate.neuhaus@lssmn.org. You will receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits.

Hosmer Library
347 36th St. S.
612-543-6900
http://www.hclib.org
Register online or call for all events.
*** Mu Daiko Drumming
Wednesday, June 28, 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Experience driving rhythms and movements inspired by martial arts. Taiko (“big drum” in Japanese) is a joyful and expressive way to experience Japanese-American culture, move your body, and have a great time! Volunteers will also get a chance to play the drums.

Franklin Library
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
612-543-6925
http://www.hclib.org
Register online or call for all events.
*** Star Wars™ 3D Masks
Wednesday, June 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Entering grades 3-6. Learn how to design and create wearable, 3D masks that will transform you into your favorite Star WarsTM character. Are you Darth Vader, a stormtrooper, C-3PO, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Darth Maul or another? Materials provided. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts.

East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
612-543-8425
http://www.hclib.org
Register online or call for all events.
*** 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.
*** East Lake Poetry Night
Tuesday, June 20, 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.
*** Live Show: The Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo
Saturday, June 24, 1 to 2 p.m.
The Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo will showcase frogs, lizards, snakes and turtles. Learn more about the lives of these amazing creatures and see them up close! Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
*** Curious Community: Urban Forage
Monday, June 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Jeff Zeitler of South Minneapolis’ Urban Forage will share the story of his urban cidery and all the special details of his craft. First of a three-part series encouraging participants to get curious about the places, faces and spaces of their community. Collaborator: Urban Forage.
*** Studio Ghibli-Inspired Art
Saturday, July 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Entering grades 7-12. Create art inspired by the popular Studio Ghibli movies! Make fan pieces from your favorite movies, including Soot Ball Sprites made with pom-poms, paper mache Princess Mononoke masks, clay Totoros, relief printed images and more. Materials provided. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts.

 

Roosevelt Library
4026 28th Ave. S.
612-543-6700
http://www.hclib.org
Register online or call for all events.
*** Live Show: Nocturnal Adaptation
Thursday, June 29, 2 to 3 p.m.
Discover the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals and how they survive at night. Note: Animals will not be available if heat index reaches 95 degrees outdoors and 100 degrees indoors. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Collaborator: Minnesota Zoo.
*** Poetry and Spoken Word Showcase
Saturday, July 8, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Listen to a showcase of local poets and spoken word artists. Eric Tu and other artists will share their latest or favorite work in this energetic program showcasing local poetry and spoken word talent.

Nokomis Library
5100 34th Ave. S.
612-543-6800
http://www.hclib.org
Register online or call for all events.
*** Build a Fairy House
Wednesday, June 21, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Noki the Nokomis Gnome says, “Make a fairy house for your garden!” The gnomes and fairies need summer homes during their garden travels. We will help you create a fabulous fairy house suitable for your garden or front stoop! Materials provided, but bring your own natural elements if you’d like. Sponsor: Friends of the Nokomis Library.
 *** Live Show: The Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo
Thursday, June 22, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo will showcase frogs, lizards, snakes and turtles. Learn more about the lives of these amazing creatures and see them up close! Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
*** Origami Jewelry
Thursday, July 13, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Fold origami pieces, then string them together to create a unique origami bracelet. Materials provided. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

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