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January, 2023

Tuesday
3
Jefe Urban Cocina
4:30 PM
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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
3
RiverWest, Weber/Whitlock Condo
6:30 PM
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Enjoy December‘s make-up reading of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. This play is a sequel of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice.

The beloved Bennet sisters and their spouses gather at the Darcy home for Christmas a few years after Jane Austen left off their story. When the middle Miss Bennet, Mary, unexpectedly encounters shy bookworm Arthur de Bourgh, she finds a kindred spirit and intellectual equal. But, since Arthur is a “single man in possession of a good fortune,” she’s hardly his only suitor. Mary must learn to be the heroine of her own story in this charming holiday romance. This play was performed at the Jungle Theatre in 2019.

Note: Dramaturg Jo Holcomb will assign parts.

Tonight‘s Reading has been cancelled due to weather!
Wednesday
4
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
4
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This month‘s book is "How the Word is Passed," by Clint Smith. If you‘d like to read ahead, February‘s book is "Lessons in Chemistry," by Bonnie Garmus. March‘s book is "Demon Copperhead," by Barbara Kingsolver.
Thursday
5
Elsie's Restaurant
11:30 AM
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This casual, Dutch-treat lunch at Elsie‘s alternates weeks with Men’s Coffee and Conversation. There’s no program, but good conversation happens here! Please register, so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect. If you would like to be added to the Thursday Dutch Lunch list or suggest a topic for discussion, email alburd4057@gmail.com.
Thursday
5
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What‘s happening in the Minnesota Legislature this term? Hear from Minnesota Representative Esther Agbaje, representing District 59B (which includes portions of North and Downtown Minneapolis), who cruised her way to a second term victory in November.

Joining us for an impactful discussion, Esther will share her insights on the upcoming session: what her role will be in helping shape legislation, what she is most passionate about and what we can do to engage in and support progress in Minnesota. There will be time for Q & A at the end of our discussion.

Please join us for a pre-program social from 6:30-7:00 pm.

Saturday
7
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer inside Elsie’s Restaurant‘s dining room. 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. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
9
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The Membership Committee develops new strategies for member recruitment and retention. The committee meets the second Monday of the month. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Committee Chair Jane Helsing.
Tuesday
10
Churchill Apartments Lobby
10:30 AM
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Get some exercise and explore Minneapolis’ skyway system at the same time with our series of skyway walks this month.
Tuesday
10
Jefe Urban Cocina
4:30 PM
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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
10
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Who are the mass shooters in this country? What motivates them to kill? Join us as we hear from Sociologist Dr. James Densley. Dr. Densley is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Metro State University, and is also co-founder of the Violence Project, an organization that works to reduce violence by research and analysis. This organization has built a comprehensive database of every mass shooter since 1966, which has impacted national policy and received global media attention. Their areas of expertise include gun violence, violent extremism, cyber violence, trauma and mental illness, street gangs and youth violence. The Violence Project has featured in CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, to name a few.
Wednesday
11
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
11
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Wednesday
11
Mill City Commons Office
2:00 PM
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This orientation is for our new board members and is held at our MCC Office. A welcome reception will follow before the January board meeting.
Wednesday
11
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Join the MCC Board of Directors for an Open Forum from 4:00-4:30 pm at our MCC Office.
Thursday
12
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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.
Saturday
14
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer inside Elsie’s Restaurant‘s dining room. 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. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
16
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Is the winter getting you down? Do you need a little relaxation? This class is for you! We will practice an hour of guided meditation using body scans, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and discussion/reflection to achieve total relaxation! Enjoy the company of fellow MCC members, while seeking a more mindful and relaxed state of being. Meditation leader Terry Pearson will provide this guided meditation experience via Zoom.
Tuesday
17
Churchill Apartments Lobby
10:30 AM
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Get some exercise and explore Minneapolis’ skyway system at the same time with our series of skyway walks this month.
Tuesday
17
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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.
Tuesday
17
Jefe Urban Cocina
4:30 PM
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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
17
RiverWest, Weber/Whitlock's Unit
6:30 PM
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Enjoy this month‘s reading of "Murder on the Orient Express," by Agatha Christie. This play is a who-done-it mystery featuring detective Hercule Poirot.

Passengers aboard the opulent Orient Express awake to frightful news: Overnight, the American business mogul among them was stabbed to death behind locked doors. Thankfully, debonair detective Hercule Poirot is on the train and on the case. He promptly begins interviewing suspects, securing alibis and forming theories about the killer, who remains at large and could be closing in on the next victim. As the plot thickens and the travelers grow restless, Poirot presents two viable scenarios about who murdered the mogul and why, taking the audience on a wildly glamorous crime-solving ride.

Note: Dramaturg Jo Holcomb will assign parts.
Wednesday
18
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
18
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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
18
Abiitan, Bujold's unit
6:30 PM
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Enjoy this month‘s reading of "Murder on the Orient Express," by Agatha Christie. This play is a who-done-it mystery featuring detective Hercule Poirot.

Passengers aboard the opulent Orient Express awake to frightful news: Overnight, the American business mogul among them was stabbed to death behind locked doors. Thankfully, debonair detective Hercule Poirot is on the train and on the case. He promptly begins interviewing suspects, securing alibis and forming theories about the killer, who remains at large and could be closing in on the next victim. As the plot thickens and the travelers grow restless, Poirot presents two viable scenarios about who murdered the mogul and why, taking the audience on a wildly glamorous crime-solving ride.

Note: Dramaturg Jo Holcomb will assign parts.
Thursday
19
Smith and Porter Restaurant's Private Dining Room
11:30 AM
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This casual, Dutch-treat lunch in Smith and Porter‘s Private Dining Room alternates weeks with Men’s Coffee and Conversation. There’s no program, but good conversation happens here! Please register, so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect. If you would like to be added to the Thursday Dutch Lunch list or suggest a topic for discussion, email alburd4057@gmail.com.
Saturday
21
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer inside Elsie’s Restaurant‘s dining room. 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. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
23
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What is a war crime? How does this definition apply to recent events in Ukraine?
Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with?
Tuesday
24
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Join us as we walk through the skyways to City Hall, where Mpls. City Council member Michael Rainville will provide a tour of the building, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Tuesday
24
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The Program Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. If you have a program idea, please feel free to fill out the Program Committee Proposal form and email it to Jane at janestacy@millcitycommons.org.
Tuesday
24
Jefe Urban Cocina
4:30 PM
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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
25
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
25
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Thursday
26
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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
26
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As Covid has ravaged the city, shuttering businesses and sending workers home (some permanently), how can we reinvent ourselves? How do businesses reacclimate their workers to the new reality? What do we want for our city? Join us as we hear from Steve Cramer, President and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council as he discusses the reinvention of downtown.
Saturday
28
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer inside Elsie’s Restaurant‘s dining room. 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. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Sunday
29
La Rive Party Room
5:00 PM
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Join your friends and neighbors for the Sunday Soiree, hosted by MCC residents of La Rive.
Tuesday
31
Churchill Apartments Lobby
10:30 AM
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Get some exercise and explore Minneapolis’ skyway system at the same time with our series of skyway walks this month.
Tuesday
31
Jefe Urban Cocina
4:30 PM
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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
31
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Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O‘Hara and Inspector Billy Peterson are eager to meet with us to learn what is on our minds. They will also discuss issues of concern to us: an overview of the current state of MPD, its challenges and strengths, trends that seem more positive, how they balance our city‘s need for safety with its commitment to enhance racial justice and how citizens like ourselves do to support your officers, hold the MPD to accountability and promote public safety. Join us and bring YOUR questions and comments.