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September, 2021

Wednesday
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This online social gathering requires no reservations!
Wednesday
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This month‘s book: The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz. October‘s book is: The Other Black Girl, by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Thursday
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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
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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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At Youth Farm, the mission is simple: "We farm to grow." Come join us and see the farm‘s unique basketball court design and learn how Youth Farm is at the forefront of teaching youth not only about farming, but using food as a catalyst for social change, community engagement and leadership development. Youth Farm cultivates leadership through year-round programming focused on planting, growing, preparing, and distributing the food they grow.
Tuesday
7
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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
8
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This online social gathering requires no reservations!
Wednesday
8
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Wednesday
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Wednesday
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Connecting with others is vital to our happiness, and even more so as we age. Kate Schaefers, P.h.D is the driving force behind the University of Minnesota’s UMAC Fellows program, a program that connects people at the end of their career with those just beginning. She will talk about the value of making and keeping intergenerational connections as well as opportunities for mentoring and making connections outside of one’s family. Kate will be joined by Lisa Mattson, UMAC alumnus, who will share her experience with intergenerational learning.
Thursday
9
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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
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This casual, dutch-treat lunch 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 September, Dutch Lunch will be held outdoors on Elsie‘s patio, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, it will be held via Zoom, using the link provided.
Friday
10
Roberts Bird Sanctuary
8:00 AM
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Join us for this fall birding walk with naturalist and bird expert Gregg Severson at Robert‘s Bird Sanctuary. We‘ll meet at the Pavilion near the parking lot on the east side of the sanctuary (off of Roseway Road).
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 to extend a warm welcome to our newest members. Bring a bag lunch and chair to Gold Medal Park for a pop-up picnic. Enjoy meeting and getting to know our new trial members, as well as other members who have joined MCC since COVID started. This is a great opportunity to connect as a community, get to know each other, and share why you love being in the neighborhood.
Monday
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A New 612 is a broad-based coalition of business, labor, and community organizations working together advance policies and practices to achieve a stronger Minneapolis. Mark Oyass, who has been instrumental in creating this coalition, will discuss how we need open dialogue and good government, along with pragmatic solutions to tackle our city’s most challenging problems.
Tuesday
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Through discussion we will explore ways of building a just community, equitably including all citizens. This month‘s topic: Schools are back in session - how are educators addressing underlying childhood trauma? Hear from Jody Nelson, Executive Director of Change, Inc., an organization that provides mental health training and support to over 30 metro schools. Jody will share her perspectives and with group discussion on three key questions: What is the impact of underlying childhood trauma on our educational system? What kinds of State and local efforts are addressing trauma in early childhood and K-12 education? What are the ways we might support, partner or volunteer in this kind of work?
Tuesday
14
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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
15
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This online social gathering requires no reservations!
Wednesday
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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
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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
16
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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.
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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Bring a chair and a mug and join us for coffee and community at Chute Square. MCC will provide the coffee! We will meet at the red benches in the center of the park.
Monday
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The merits and drawbacks of globalization are frequently debated. With the passing of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s America First doctrine, protectionist policies have become more prevalent, challenging globalization. What is globalization and how will it be affected by protectionist trade policies? How will the United States and the world be affected by such policies? Is globalization really at an end, or in need of a refresh? Our guest speaker will be author and Macalester College Professor Andrew Latham. Latham teaches courses on international security, Chinese foreign policy, and regional conflict in the Middle East as well as classes in international relations and political theory.
Tuesday
21
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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.
Tuesday
21
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This month‘s play is: A Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare (produced by Ten Thousand Things this fall)
Wednesday
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This online social gathering 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.
Wednesday
22
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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
22
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Enjoy this month’s play reading of: A Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare (produced by Ten Thousand Things this fall)
Thursday
23
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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
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Meet on the side of the Churchill condos at 1st St S and Marquette Ave
9:30 AM
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Join us as David Evelo takes us on a walk to the Nicollet Mall Farmer‘s Market, and see how downtown is returning to some level of normalcy.
Thursday
23
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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 September, Dutch Lunch will be held outdoors on Elsie‘s patio, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, it will be held via Zoom, using the link provided.
Saturday
25
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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
27
East River Flats Park
10:00 AM
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Join us on this member-led hike along the beautiful Mississippi and see the Fall colors in all their glory! This 3 mile hike (out and back) has everything – beautiful river and city views, birds galore, botanical wonders and amazing Big Woods with full Fall potential. The trail starts at the River Flats Park where parking is available for $5 per car. Park close to the boathouse. Meet at the Pay Station. This hike is wheelchair accessible. Bring a beverage and a snack or lunch, as well as a rain coat and binoculars if you so choose. Might be helpful to download the app SEEK to your phone prior to the hike.
Tuesday
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Join us for Last Tuesday Happy Hour at The Depot. Hosted by Carol Hovey, Linnea Olesen, and Sabina Sten, this gathering is a time to catch up with friends and neighbors over small bites and Dutch treat drinks.
Wednesday
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This online social gathering requires no reservations!
Thursday
30
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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
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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. This program is on Zoom for September.
Thursday
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Mary Moriarty, Hennepin County’s first female Chief Public Defender will discuss local systemic racial justice challenges from her time in the Public Defender’s office, as well as her thoughts about how we can achieve meaningful reform. During her tenure in Hennepin County, Mary was instrumental in highlighting areas of the law that targeted the Black community. Moriarty is now adjunct professor with the U of M.