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October, 2021

Thursday
21
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will proceed across the Stone Arch Bridge so members on the east side of the river can catch the walk as it comes down Main Street about 8:20 a.m. Walks are held every Thursday morning. Attention first-time walkers: Please call Mill City Commons at (612) 455-3329 so we can ensure another member is available to greet you.
Thursday
21
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This casual, dutch-treat lunch at Elsie‘s alternates weeks with Men’s Coffee and Conversation. No reservations required. There’s no program, but good conversation happens here! If you would like to be added to the Thursday Dutch Lunch list or suggest a topic for discussion, email alburd4057@gmail.com. For the month of October, Dutch Lunch will be held outdoors on Elsie‘s patio, as long as it‘s at least 50 degrees or higher. In case of inclement weather, it will be held via Zoom, using the link provided.
Thursday
21
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“Most people are not good at learning,” says St. Paul resident and author Peter Brown. Join us as we hear from him about his book, “Make it Stick, The Science of Successful Learning.” In his book, he and his three co-authors provide strategies for making it easier to learn by using cognitive science principles and examples. His methods are now being used by the University of Minnesota Medical School, Harvard Business School and others. This program is a must for continuous learners!
Saturday
23
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Get to know other MCC members at a causal Saturday morning breakfast mixer outside on Elsie’s Restaurant‘s patio. Attendance on Saturdays has ranged between 12 and 32 members and over 55 different members have been to a mixer. Hot coffee awaits you when you arrive on foot or by bike or by car - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating at tables set for 4 or 5 - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Breakfasts are outside. If bad weather, Elsie’s has a secluded indoor space available in the main dining room. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
25
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Kindertransport is the American Swedish Institute’s newest exhibit, running through the end of October. In preparation for our tour of the exhibit on Thursday, October 28, we will hear from independent Holocaust education consultant, Kristin Thompson. Kristin will provide us with information on Kindertransport, the rescue effort of approximately 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany. She will give us insights on the exhibit, as well as provide us with general information on the Holocaust.
Tuesday
26
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Do you find it hard to really get to know members at our large programs … or those featuring a speaker? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join us for a casual conversation on the patio of the Aster Cafe. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office so we can be sure someone is there to meet you.
Wednesday
27
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
27
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Wednesday
27
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An exclusive opportunity (and great deal!) for MCC members, this weekly class focuses on strength, balance and stretching to keep you fit and strong.
Wednesday
27
Movie Location TBD; Dinner at Wilde Roast Cafe
4:00 PM
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Join MCC members for a Dutch-Treat movie and dinner! Members and guests are welcome to join us for the movie, dinner, or both. The movie and exact movie time will be announced a week or two before, and communicated on the website and Musings.
Thursday
28
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Caffeine and camaraderie for members of MCC! This group meets every other Thursday and is hosted by various members who get the conversation going.
Thursday
28
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will proceed across the Stone Arch Bridge so members on the east side of the river can catch the walk as it comes down Main Street about 8:20 a.m. Walks are held every Thursday morning. Attention first-time walkers: Please call Mill City Commons at (612) 455-3329 so we can ensure another member is available to greet you.
Thursday
28
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The American Swedish Institute is a museum, a cultural education center, a café, an historic mansion and much more! Join us on a self guided tour of their newest exhibit, “Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War.” You are more than welcome to come early or stay late for a Dutch lunch at Fika café. Carpooling suggested. Member cost: $8 per person, payable at the museum entrance.
Saturday
30
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Get to know other MCC members at a causal Saturday morning breakfast mixer outside on Elsie’s Restaurant‘s patio. Attendance on Saturdays has ranged between 12 and 32 members and over 55 different members have been to a mixer. Hot coffee awaits you when you arrive on foot or by bike or by car - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating at tables set for 4 or 5 - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Breakfasts are outside. If bad weather, Elsie’s has a secluded indoor space available in the main dining room. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.

November, 2021

Tuesday
2
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Do you find it hard to really get to know members at our large programs … or those featuring a speaker? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join us for a casual conversation at Jefe Urban Cocina. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office so we can be sure someone is there to meet you.
Wednesday
3
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
3
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This month‘s book: Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah. December‘s book will be announced soon.
Wednesday
3
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An exclusive opportunity (and great deal!) for MCC members, this weekly class focuses on strength, balance and stretching to keep you fit and strong.
Wednesday
3
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Bert Hirschhorn, an award-winning physician who has spent a career in international public health, turned to poetry in his later years. He will be reading a selection of poems from his several collections and will answer questions about his life and work. This is an evening you won‘t want to miss!
Thursday
4
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will proceed across the Stone Arch Bridge so members on the east side of the river can catch the walk as it comes down Main Street about 8:20 a.m. Walks are held every Thursday morning. Attention first-time walkers: Please call Mill City Commons at (612) 455-3329 so we can ensure another member is available to greet you.
Thursday
4
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This casual, dutch-treat lunch at Elsie‘s alternates weeks with Men’s Coffee and Conversation. No reservations required. There’s no program, but good conversation happens here! If you would like to be added to the Thursday Dutch Lunch list or suggest a topic for discussion, email alburd4057@gmail.com.
Thursday
4
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Peter Moore has been a staple of the Twin Cities acting community for many years, and now has a new venture to tell us about! Join us at the Capri Theater for an afternoon with Peter Moore. In addition to talking about his acting career, Peter will discuss his new theater group Stage North, which will produce three plays per year at the Capri Theater, the first one being “The King of Kosher Grocers,” which opened on October 15. We may even get to hear a few of his actors do a short reading for us!
Friday
5
Wood Lake Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Join us for this fall birding walk with naturalist and bird expert Gregg Severson at Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield.
Saturday
6
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Get to know other MCC members at a causal Saturday morning breakfast mixer outside on Elsie’s Restaurant‘s patio if the temperature is at least 50 degrees. If colder, we will meet inside. Attendance on Saturdays has ranged between 12 and 32 members and over 55 different members have been to a mixer. Hot coffee awaits you when you arrive on foot or by bike or by car - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating at tables set for 4 or 5 - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Elsie’s has a secluded indoor space available in the main dining room. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
8
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The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) is the only museum in North America dedicated to exploring the art and culture of Russia. Join us as we tour this spectacular museum and see the latest exhibit, “E.O. Hoppe and the Ballet Russes.” This exhibit examines the magnificent photos of acclaimed photographer Emil Otto Hoppes and his work with the Russian Ballet. Tickets are $11 each, payable at the door. Carpooling recommended.
Tuesday
9
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Through discussion we will explore ways of building a just community, equitably including all citizens.
Tuesday
9
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Join us for this Dutch treat lunch at Minneapolis’ newest food hall. Enjoy eclectic food of the neighborhood, cocktails at Boxcar Bar or beer and wine from the self-pour wall. We will gather in the Blueprint Room to hear from Molly Hermann, Malcolm Yard’s Event Manager.
Tuesday
9
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Do you find it hard to really get to know members at our large programs … or those featuring a speaker? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join us for a casual conversation at Jefe Urban Cocina. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office so we can be sure someone is there to meet you.
Wednesday
10
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
10
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Current international news and U.S. foreign policy provide an endless trove of topics for learning and discussion. Retired foreign service officer and MCC member Bill Davnie will identify a topic in advance, although news can always lead us in a fresh direction. There will be both presentation and discussion.
Wednesday
10
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An exclusive opportunity (and great deal!) for MCC members, this weekly class focuses on strength, balance and stretching to keep you fit and strong.
Wednesday
10
Wednesday
10
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The Advocates for Human Rights is mobilizing resources to provide legal help to people from Afghanistan as they resettle in Minnesota. Join us as we hear from Robin Phillips, Executive Director, as she discusses the legal support that is needed to ensure that they do not face deportation in the future.
Thursday
11
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Caffeine and camaraderie for members of MCC! This group meets every other Thursday and is hosted by various members who get the conversation going.
Thursday
11
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will proceed across the Stone Arch Bridge so members on the east side of the river can catch the walk as it comes down Main Street about 8:20 a.m. Walks are held every Thursday morning. Attention first-time walkers: Please call Mill City Commons at (612) 455-3329 so we can ensure another member is available to greet you.
Thursday
11
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Schedule time with a Tech Support Guru on Zoom and have your nagging technology questions answered during our complimentary Help Desk. The zoom link will be provided in your confirmation email.
Thursday
11
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Join us to hear from two former naval officers who use their extensive military intelligence community and business backgrounds to write from-the-headlines thrillers about the national security challenges of the 21st century.
Saturday
13
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Get to know other MCC members at a causal Saturday morning breakfast mixer outside on Elsie’s Restaurant‘s patio. Attendance on Saturdays has ranged between 12 and 32 members and over 55 different members have been to a mixer. Hot coffee awaits you when you arrive on foot or by bike or by car - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating at tables set for 4 or 5 - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Breakfasts are outside. If bad weather, Elsie’s has a secluded indoor space available in the main dining room. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
15
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The Korean Peninsula is facing a defining era. Attempts by South Korean President Moon Jae-In and former President Donald Trump to repair the rift between North and South have lost any momentum as Pyongyang continues to test long-range missiles for its nuclear weapons program. As the rift between the US and China grows further, South Korea may end up in the middle of the two superpowers. What does the future hold for the US relationship with the Republic of Korea (ROK)?
Tuesday
16
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Do you find it hard to really get to know members at our large programs … or those featuring a speaker? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join us for a casual conversation at Jefe Urban Cocina. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office so we can be sure someone is there to meet you.
Tuesday
16
RiverWest -Peggy Weber/Bob Whitlock's condo
6:30 PM
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Enjoy this month‘s play reading of A Raisin in the Sun. This play tells the story of a lower-class family‘s struggle to gain middle-class acceptance by portraying a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, a Black family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s.

Wednesday
17
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
17
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Wednesday
17
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An exclusive opportunity (and great deal!) for MCC members, this weekly class focuses on strength, balance and stretching to keep you fit and strong.
Wednesday
17
North Star Lofts, Bujold's unit
6:30 PM
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Enjoy this month‘s play reading of A Raisin in the Sun. This play tells the story of a lower-class family‘s struggle to gain middle-class acceptance by portraying a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, a Black family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s.
Thursday
18
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will proceed across the Stone Arch Bridge so members on the east side of the river can catch the walk as it comes down Main Street about 8:20 a.m. Walks are held every Thursday morning. Attention first-time walkers: Please call Mill City Commons at (612) 455-3329 so we can ensure another member is available to greet you.
Thursday
18
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This casual, dutch-treat lunch at Elsie‘s alternates weeks with Men’s Coffee and Conversation. No reservations required. There’s no program, but good conversation happens here! If you would like to be added to the Thursday Dutch Lunch list or suggest a topic for discussion, email alburd4057@gmail.com.
Thursday
18
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Solomon Gustavo and Peter Callaghan of MinnPost, the independent non-profit news outlet, will join in a conversation with MCC member Peter Hutchinson to review what happened in the November 2 elections and to preview what to look for as we enter the 2022 election season. Elections in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will settle the fate of proposals related to city governance, public safety and rent control while also electing mayors and city council members. MinnPost’s reporters will help us understand what happened and what it may portend for the future of the cities and the state as we head into 2022 when every election districts will be redrawn and we will then elect members of congress, our governor, and the legislature. Join us for an insider’s look at the heated election cycle just ending and the one just getting underway.
Saturday
20
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Get to know other MCC members at a causal Saturday morning breakfast mixer inside Elsie’s Restaurant‘s dining room. Attendance on Saturdays has ranged between 12 and 32 members and over 55 different members have been to a mixer. Hot coffee awaits you when you arrive on foot or by bike or by car - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating at tables set for 4 or 5 - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Elsie’s has a secluded indoor space available in the main dining room. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Sunday
21
Liz and Van Hawn's townhome at Lourdes Square
5:00 PM
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Join your friends and neighbors for the Sunday Soiree, hosted by Liz and Van Hawn at their townhome at Lourdes Square.
Monday
22
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Sure we’ve all been introduced to the 3 B’s of classical music – Beethoven, Bach and Brahms – in music classes, but in this class we’ll focus on lesser known composers that are being unearthed and newly programmed: Florence Price, Chevalier St. George. Marianna Martines, Amy Beach, William Grant Still, and many others! Learn more about these rediscovered artists, what sets their music apart, and why their musical contributions were previously overlooked by history.
Tuesday
23
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Do you find it hard to really get to know members at our large programs … or those featuring a speaker? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join us for a casual conversation at Jefe Urban Cocina. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office so we can be sure someone is there to meet you.
Wednesday
24
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Saturday
27
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Get to know other MCC members at a causal Saturday morning breakfast mixer inside Elsie’s Restaurant‘s dining room. Attendance on Saturdays has ranged between 12 and 32 members and over 55 different members have been to a mixer. Hot coffee awaits you when you arrive on foot or by bike or by car - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating at tables set for 4 or 5 - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Elsie’s has a secluded indoor space available in the main dining room. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
29
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Join us for a very special evening as two of our members, Karen Dutcher and David Plimpton share unique experiences in their lives as healthcare professionals that had some staying power with each of them over the years. It will be a time to ponder whether you can relate to their stories, or perhaps, be prompted to write one of your own.

December, 2021

Wednesday
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
8
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
15
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
22
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
29
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!