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June, 2022

Wednesday
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
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This month‘s book: "The Island of Missing Trees," by Elif Shafak. July‘s book will be "The Waters of Eternal Youth," by Donna Leon.
Wednesday
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We’ve just been through two very difficult years, coping with and surviving the pandemic. Now that Covid rates have dropped significantly, how do we go about living again? We have many questions: Is it safe to travel? Can I attend crowded events and not need to wear a mask? Join us as we hear from both Bakken Center Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor, Mariann Johnson, and MCC member Dr. Michael Brennan as they discuss these issues.
Thursday
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. Walks are held every Thursday morning when the temperature is at least 15 degrees. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:30 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 8:50 a.m. 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
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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.
Saturday
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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
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Join us for a very special screening of “Lost In Berlin,” a film brought to you by MCC member David Evelo and the film’s director, Rod Martel. Gerda Martel Freund is the daughter of Oscar winning Director/Cinematographer Karl Freund, whose life takes us on an incredible journey spanning the globe from Nazi Germany to the Canary Islands and eventually back to Minnesota. Rod takes the viewer along on his desperate quest to discover his family’s fascinating past before his mother’s rapidly fading memory closes the door forever. We will have a reception with small bites prior to the film with the opportunity to meet the director Rod Martel beginning at 5:00 PM; the film will begin at 6:45 PM. You won’t want to miss this complex story full of love, hope and discovery. Guests are welcome.
Tuesday
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After going through a nearly two-year revitalization project, Fort Snelling is back! Take a private tour of this newly reimagined Fort and explore history in a new way. The vision for a revitalized Historic Fort Snelling is to provide a place to learn, share, and connect to all of the complex stories that shape our history in Minnesota. MN Historical Society Director and CEO, Kent Whitworth will be our tour guide for this very special private tour on a day when the park is closed to the public.
Tuesday
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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 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
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Thursday
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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
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. Walks are held every Thursday morning when the temperature is at least 15 degrees. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:30 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 8:50 a.m. 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
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What’s the latest from City Hall? Has there been any progress on hiring a new Chief of Police? How is the new Mayor-City Council structure working out? Join us as we hear from Ward 3 City Council member, Michael Rainville on these and other issues currently in front of the City Council.
Saturday
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer outside on Elsie’s Restaurant‘s patio. 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. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
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Join us for this very special evening, as we hear from Fred de Sam Lazaro, a veteran Twin Cities-based international correspondent for PBS NewsHour who pivoted quickly after George Floyd‘s murder--putting a bright national spotlight on issues of race and equity in Minnesota.

He‘ll reflect on his recent work and what‘s in the pipeline.
Tuesday
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Through discussion we will explore ways of building a just community, equitably including all citizens.
Tuesday
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Join members as they work to create a forum to share, educate, inform, motivate, network and inspire member interest and support to promote racial justice, economic vitality and public safety in Minneapolis.
Tuesday
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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 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.
Tuesday
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After teaching painting, drawing and ancient art history for 38 years, MCC member Jim Conaway is now a full-time artist. He has shown his art throughout the United States, including the Walker Art Center. His newest exhibition, LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, opens at the Groveland Gallery. Please join us on a private preview tour of this special exhibit and view the latest works by Jim. This private tour is limited to 30 members.
Wednesday
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
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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.
Thursday
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. Walks are held every Thursday morning when the temperature is at least 15 degrees. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:30 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 8:50 a.m. 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
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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
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Chuck Berry, Little Richard, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan – these are all musicians and bands that changed the world – and were the background of our lives. Where were you when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan? Did you go to Woodstock? Join us as MacPhail‘s teaching artist, Andrea Leap, examines the musical innovations that captured the country’s imagination! Meet in Antonello Hall. Masks are required at MacPhail.
Saturday
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer outside on Elsie’s Restaurant‘s patio. 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. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
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The world experienced remarkable demographic changes in the 20th century that continue today and have resulted in far-reaching social, economic, political, and environmental consequences all over the globe. These consequences are creating mounting challenges to development efforts, security, the environment, as well as the sustainability of human populations.
Tuesday
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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 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.
Tuesday
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Join Attorney General Keith Ellison for a discussion on how to achieve safety and prosperity for everyone in our state. The Attorney General will discuss his work on prosecuting tough cases of violent crime across Minnesota, reducing deadly force encounters with law enforcement, the need for accountable and transformed policing and fighting for a fair economy. Join us for a social time from 7:00-7:30 p.m. at De La Salle, hosted by Bill Manning, prior to hearing Keith speak.
Wednesday
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Thursday
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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
23
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. Walks are held every Thursday morning when the temperature is at least 15 degrees. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:30 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 8:50 a.m. 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
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Please join us to celebrate Mill City Commons and our members – because we wouldn’t be here without you! We’ll be celebrating friendships, fun, and the MCC community at the Legacy Condominium’s Party Room/Outdoor Patio. Happy Hour starts at 5:00 pm with beverages, followed by a buffet of hearty hors d’oeuvres that will be available until 7:30 p.m. There is metered street parking only. Registrations are due by June 9. This is an MCC members-only event.
Saturday
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer outside on Elsie’s Restaurant‘s patio. 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. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
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Attention experienced bicycle and e-bike riders! Join fellow MCC members for a 20-or-so mile bike ride on the 2nd Monday of each month, May – October (weather permitting of course). Our June ride will begin at 9:00 a.m.! Meet at the end of the Stone Arch Bridge, by Father Hennepin Park. We plan to ride 15-20 miles, including along West River Parkway to Minnehaha Falls. This ride includes some hills.

Dianne Iverson and Jane Helsing will lead the group, sticking primarily to dedicated bike paths. Each month we’ll publicize the planned route in the MCC calendar. The pace will be moderate, averaging 10-12 mph.

A couple of reminders: Helmets required! Remember your water bottle!

Your leaders are not trained in bicycle repair, so any flat tires along the way will need to be dealt with by the rider. The leaders will provide assistance with getting a ride home and/or retrieving the bike later.
Monday
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It’s Summer! Time to get outdoors and enjoy lunch and an early 4th of July celebration. Wear your Red, White, and Blue, and bring a chair and a bag lunch to enjoy with others at Gold Medal Park. We will gather behind the Gold Medal sign on 2nd Street and 10th Avenue.

Monday
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The Minnesota Chapter of the Nature Conservancy is working to protect our waters, forests and grasslands; build sustainable food and water systems; and tackle climate change. Hear from Minnesota Chapter Director, Ann Mulholland, as she discusses the important impact the Conservancy is having on climate change and the opportunities to reduce carbon in the atmosphere through nature.
Tuesday
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If you have a program idea, please feel free to email Jane at janestacy@millcitycommons.org.
Tuesday
28
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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 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
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
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The Goldstein Museum of Design is a museum on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota and part of the University’s College of Design. Join MCC member and co-curator Kathleen Campbell on a tour of her latest exhibit, “Rapt in Plastic: A History of Designing Forever.” Paid parking is available behind the building. Tour is limited to 20 participants.
Thursday
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Join us on an early morning walk along the banks of the Mississippi River. Walks are held every Thursday morning when the temperature is at least 15 degrees. All level of walkers are welcome. To meet the group, show up at the Stone Arch parking lot. The group leaves promptly at 8:30 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 8:50 a.m. 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
30
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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.