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June, 2024

Saturday
1
Elsies Restaurant
9:00 AM
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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: Breakfasts are outside as long as the temperature is at least 50 degrees. 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
3
Transitional Healing Center
Located inside the Moment, a 10-story apartment building
10:30 AM
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When a first responder has a medical diagnosis or a child or adult has sustained burn trauma, the family is forced into weeks or months of unique challenges. The nonprofit group, Firefighters for Healing, has created the Transitional Healing Center which provides relief for families by providing emergency housing and a wide range of support at no cost to them. Join us for this very special tour as we see the amazing support that this non-profit provides. Due to lack of participation, this program has been cancelled.

Monday
3
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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 Milwaukee Road Restaurant and Bar at The Depot. 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
4
Gateway State Trail Parking, Parking Lot
9:30 AM
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This is a 25 - 40 mile ride that will start at the Gateway Trailhead in Oakdale (near the Highway 36/694 interchange; the Google Maps address is: "Gateway State Trail Parking, Parking lot, Pine Springs, MN"). Riders will be responsible for getting themselves and their bikes to the trailhead where we‘ll start riding at 10:00 a.m. We will ride the beautiful trail into Stillwater, planning for a lunch break (and ice cream?) at one of the restaurants in town. Remember: Helmets required!

Mileage options are as follows:
• 25 miles: Round-trip Trailhead/Stillwater/Trailhead via the Gateway and Brown‘s Creek trails.
• 30 miles: Add the 5-mile loop into Wisconsin, crossing the new(ish) Highway 36 bridge over the St. Croix on the wonderful protected and wide bike lane, and then down a long steep hill, returning to Minnesota via the old lift bridge.
• 40 miles: On the return trip, outside of Stillwater at Duluth Junction riders can opt to take the wooded GatewayTrail to Pine Creek Regional Park and back. They would arrive back at the Oakdale Trailhead about an hour later than riders who don‘t choose this option.
Tuesday
4
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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
4
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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
5
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Join your friends and neighbors at the C.R.E.A.M Cafe for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations.
Wednesday
5
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All Chairs of the different committees are invited to join us at this monthly meeting.

Wednesday
5
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Join us to discuss this month‘s book, "100 Years of Solitude," by Gabriel Garcia Márquez. You are welcome to join us in conversation whether or not you‘ve read the book.

July‘s book will be announced soon.
Thursday
6
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Do you like to walk and talk with a small group, vs. meeting in a larger group or for a presentation? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join in with others who might also be walking. We‘ll meet on the river side of Owamni restaurant as there are chairs & tables there to use while we wait for walkers. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office (612) 455-3329 so we can be sure someone is there to walk that day.
Thursday
6
Klassic's Kitchen
12:00 PM
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This casual, Dutch-treat lunch at Klassic‘s Kitchen alternates weeks with our Men’s Breakfast. 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
8
Elsies Restaurant
9:00 AM
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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: Breakfasts are outside as long as the temperature is at least 50 degrees. 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
10
Tapestry Folkdance
9:30 AM
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Are you looking for a new activity to try out? Tapestry Folkdance offers a gentle movement class called “Joyfully Dancing 55+.”

The class is described as “a dance experience that celebrates many genres of dance and music: American, swing, popular, and international, to name a few.” Dances are taught/reviewed every session. As the name suggests, participants feel a lot of joy (and get some exercise too) while dancing together! No partner is needed, and all levels of ability are welcome.

Joyfully Dancing 55+ is taught at Tapestry Folkdance, 3748 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, and it meets Mondays from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Cost is $5, payable to the instructor. Participants are asked to bring a pair of inside shoes (in order to keep grit, salt and water off the dance floor). Dancing with just socks is also OK.

If you’d like to carpool, please be at the ARC parking lot ready to leave at 9:10 AM.
Monday
10
Mill City Commons Office
1:30 PM
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The Membership Committee develops new strategies for member recruitment and retention. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Committee Chair Jane Helsing.
Monday
10
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Join us for an interactive discussion with Todd Barnette, Minneapolis‘ new Commissioner of Community Safety. There will be an open discussion/meet and greet by the Commissioner for the first 30 minutes, followed by a 20-minute presentation on his vision for the Office of Community Safety, and then 30 minutes for questions.
Monday
10
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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 Milwaukee Road Restaurant and Bar at The Depot. 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
11
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Join us as we explore art from a very special exhibit from the Vatican. Art That Unites features artworks from the Vatican Museums’ Collection of Modern Art together with objects from the Thrivent Art Collection. You can to see 20th century works on paper from the Vatican alongside masterpieces from the past that were their sources of inspiration. It is also the first time that these objects from the Vatican Collection have been exhibited in the United States. This exhibition explores modern religious imagination, sacred iconography, and ecumenical conversation.
Tuesday
11
Mill City Commons Office, Room 215
4:00 PM
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The public is deeply divided about the criminal justice system, from policing, to charging, to sentencing. The shortcomings of the existing punitive justice system are well known, but the alternatives are often murky. In this discussion, Former Hennepin County District Judge Bruce Peterson will explore restorative justice-- exactly what it is, why it works, and what role it can play in a more humane, effective system for addressing crime.
Tuesday
11
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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
12
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Join your friends and neighbors at the C.R.E.A.M Cafe for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations.
Wednesday
12
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Wednesday
12
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The next Executive Committee meeting is on June 12, 1:30-3:00 pm at our Mill City Commons Office.
Thursday
13
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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
13
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Do you like to walk and talk with a small group, vs. meeting in a larger group or for a presentation? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join in with others who might also be walking. We‘ll meet on the river side of Owamni restaurant as there are chairs & tables there to use while we wait for walkers. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office (612) 455-3329 so we can be sure someone is there to walk that day.
Thursday
13
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Join us as we hear from author Michelle Phelps as she discusses her new book, "Minnesota Reckoning: Race, Violence and the Politics of Policing in America." Phelps’ book explores the politics of police reform in Minneapolis before and after the George Floyd murder and the widespread demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and other efforts to change policing here and elsewhere in the United States.
Friday
14
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Join us for a fun morning of Mah Jongg. Meet new members, guests and fellow Mah Jongg enthusiasts. All levels welcome from beginners to experienced. This event is limited to 15 participants. Registration closes at Noon on June 13.
Saturday
15
Elsies Restaurant
9:00 AM
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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: Breakfasts are outside as long as the temperature is at least 50 degrees. 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
17
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We are excited to announce that our Mill City Commons/Road Scholar 2025 trip will be to the magnificent colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from March 31 to April 7, 2025. Founded in the 16th century by a Spanish friar, the UNESCO World Heritage Site city is an uncommonly beautiful throwback to the Mexico of a more romantic era. In addition to viewing the magnificent and varied architecture, the group will meet local people, understand their art and music, its importance to their way of life, and experience the richness of their traditions, culture, and cuisine.

Please join us for an information meeting about this trip on Monday, June 17 at 3:00 pm in the MCC offices. There will be a short social after this program.
Monday
17
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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 Milwaukee Road Restaurant and Bar at The Depot. 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.
Monday
17
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The United States and Middle East are at a crossroads. In spite of a reduced presence in the Middle East, the U.S. still has significant national interests there and the area is a key arena for global power politics. Can the U.S. continue to defend its interests in the Middle East and globally with a lower level of military and political involvement, or should it recommit to a leading role in the region?
Tuesday
18
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Join us for this final writing series wrap-up session: a chance to do some more writing and to be inspired as we read and listen to each other. If you are new to writing, and wish to learn more, this is also a great opportunity to discover the joy of writing and to hear from instructor Patricia Hoolihan. After a summer break, we are hoping to continue with a writing class in the fall - all are welcome! Cost for the June 18 session is $30 and is payable to the instructor at this class. Due to speaker availability, this session has been cancelled!
Tuesday
18
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Please join us in celebrating Mill City Commons! We’ll be celebrating friendships, fun, and the MCC community at the Bridgewater Condominiums in their Social Room. There‘s a buffet of hearty hors d’oeuvres. Beverages will be provided. There is metered street parking only, and carpooling is recommended. Registrations are due by June 11. This is a MCC members-only event.
Wednesday
19
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Join your friends and neighbors at the C.R.E.A.M Cafe for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations.
Wednesday
19
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Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty has made news lately with regards to how youth are being prosecuted under the juvenile justice system. Sarah Davis, Hennepin County Deputy District Attorney and director of Children & Families Division, will explain the changes in how the prosecution of teens under 18 years old are being handled under County Attorney Mary Moriarty and the research and evidence that makes the case for these different prosecution guidelines than previous guidelines for the DA’s office. The DA’s office believe these new guidelines protect public safety, gives consideration for victims and improves outcomes for youth entangled in the criminal justice system.
Thursday
20
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Do you like to walk and talk with a small group, vs. meeting in a larger group or for a presentation? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join in with others who might also be walking. We‘ll meet on the river side of Owamni restaurant as there are chairs & tables there to use while we wait for walkers. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office (612) 455-3329 so we can be sure someone is there to walk that day.
Thursday
20
Klassic's Kitchen
12:00 PM
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This casual, Dutch-treat lunch at Klassic‘s Kitchen alternates weeks with our Men’s Breakfast. 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
20
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Take me out to the Ballgame! Join MCC Member Will Craig for fun in the sun as the Minnesota Twins take on the Tampa Bay Rays at this matinee home game. Will has purchased 20 tickets to the game. Our seats are in the upper deck behind Home Plate: section 319, rows 2 and 3. Tickets are $20 per person, payable to Will Craig. Tickets are electronic now. You will need MLB‘s Ballpark app on your phone to receive and use tickets at the park. Get the app from either the Apple Store for iPhones or Google Store for Android phones. You must register yourself and any guest you are bringing to let us know that you‘re attending. After you‘ve registered on our website, set up your MLB account, then contact Will to purchase the tickets directly from him, and he will transfer your tickets to your phone. Send Will an email at wcraig@umn.edu with "MN Twins" as the subject line.
Saturday
22
Elsies Restaurant
9:00 AM
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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: Breakfasts are outside as long as the temperature is at least 50 degrees. 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.
Sunday
23
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Join your friends and neighbors for this Sunday Soiree Brunch, hosted by your friends Pam & Bob Berkwitz, Jane Helsing and Bouky Labhard at Mill & Main West. Please contribute to the potluck by bringing brunch fare, such as an egg dish, salad, sausage, bacon or a breakfast bread, to serve at least 8. As you register, let us know what you’ll be bringing by answering the “Question” that will appear on the screen. Please be as specific as you can. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer to share.

Monday
24
Tapestry Folkdance
9:30 AM
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Are you looking for a new activity to try out? Tapestry Folkdance offers a gentle movement class called “Joyfully Dancing 55+.”

The class is described as “a dance experience that celebrates many genres of dance and music: American, swing, popular, and international, to name a few.” Dances are taught/reviewed every session. As the name suggests, participants feel a lot of joy (and get some exercise too) while dancing together! No partner is needed, and all levels of ability are welcome.

Joyfully Dancing 55+ is taught at Tapestry Folkdance, 3748 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, and it meets Mondays from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Cost is $5, payable to the instructor. Participants are asked to bring a pair of inside shoes (in order to keep grit, salt and water off the dance floor). Dancing with just socks is also OK.

If you’d like to carpool, please be at the ARC parking lot ready to leave at 9:10 AM.
Monday
24
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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 Milwaukee Road Restaurant and Bar at The Depot. 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
25
Richardson Nature Center
8:30 AM
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Join in a morning hike at Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington. We’ll hike ~3.0 miles through varied terrain - prairie, woods, and alongside ponds. Birds are plentiful, and we’ll maybe even see some deer traversing the woods. The path is wide, somewhat hilly, and covered mostly with wood chips.

The hike will begin at 9:15 from Richardson Nature Center, 8737 East Bush Lake Road, within the Reserve. The Nature Center opens at 9:00, and is well worth a visit.

For those interested in carpooling, meet at the American Red Cross parking lot, ready to depart at 8:30.

If coming from 494 via East Bush Lake Road, note the Bush Lake Ski Jump to your left. It‘s one of only 4 in Minnesota, and 33 in the U.S.!

If inclement weather, you’ll be notified of a change in plans.
Tuesday
25
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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
25
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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
26
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Join your friends and neighbors at the C.R.E.A.M Cafe for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations.
Wednesday
26
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This guided discussion group with professional facilitation supports MCC members and nonmembers who are in a caregiving role.
Wednesday
26
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All of a sudden women’s sports are big news. Who would ever have believed that this year the Women’s Final Four championship game would out draw the Men’s championship by over 4 million viewers? This did not happen overnight. Come and hear from Mary Jo Kane, former director of the Tucker Center at the University of Minnesota who will talk about fifty years of Title IX advocacy. She will be joined by MCC member Theresa Ward who was a Title IX athlete at the University of Minnesota and special guest Priscilla Lord who is daughter of legendary attorney general Miles Lord who was one of the early backers of Title 9.
Thursday
27
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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
27
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Do you like to walk and talk with a small group, vs. meeting in a larger group or for a presentation? This spontaneous event might be just right for you! Join in with others who might also be walking. We‘ll meet on the river side of Owamni restaurant as there are chairs & tables there to use while we wait for walkers. If you are attending for the first time, please contact the MCC office (612) 455-3329 so we can be sure someone is there to walk that day.
Thursday
27
Giulia, located in the Emery Hotel
5:00 PM
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Join us as we embark on a once-a-month culinary experience at different restaurants around the city, and around our neighborhood. This month, we will enjoy a Dutch-treat dinner at Giulia. This event is limited to 12 people. Please register by Noon on Tuesday, June 25.

Friday
28
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Join us for a fun morning of Mah Jongg. Meet new members, guests and fellow Mah Jongg enthusiasts. All levels welcome from beginners to experienced. This event is limited to 15 participants. Registration closes at Noon on June 27.
Saturday
29
Elsies Restaurant
9:00 AM
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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: Breakfasts are outside as long as the temperature is at least 50 degrees. 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.
Mill City Commons
1201 W River Pkwy, Suite #217C
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-455-3329
info@millcitycommons.org
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