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August, 2020

Monday
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.
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 online. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately.
Tuesday
4
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Join us as we return to our early morning walks--with pandemic protocols*--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 each Tuesday and 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.
*Pandemic Protocol:
Please plan to walk in pairs, six feet apart with face masks. Please refrain from attending if you think you have been in contact with anyone infected in the last two weeks.
Tuesday
4
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MCC Member Michael Brennan will provide COVID-19 updates and answer questions.
Tuesday
4
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Based on several decades of research into the topic of gentrification, Brenda Kaysar, PhD, Urbane DrK Consulting, offers considerations about development history in the US and our present-day issues with affordability, with an aim to shift the conversation about gentrification away from the arts-as-gentrifiers myth and toward more productive understandings and solutions.
Wednesday
5
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Log in and join your friends and neighbors for a virtual hangout. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
5
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom to discuss our book of the month. This gathering requires no reservations!
Wednesday
5
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Join us for an open discussion to help define MCC‘s Care Community strategy for the future. MCC has been providing member to member volunteer services for driving, meals and check-ins. Share your thoughts and feedback on how MCC can continue to evolve its services to meet the physical and mental health needs of our members. MCC member Chris Bray will help facilitate the conversation around these questions:
-What kind of care services do MCC members need?
-Are there resources MCC could partner with to provide needed resources to MCC members?
-How can MCC stay connected with members that are in need of services, such as home-bound services?
-Are you interested in working with the Care Community Work Group?
Wednesday
5
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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.
Thursday
6
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Caffeine and camaraderie for the male members of MCC! This group meets every other Thursday and is hosted by various members who get the conversation going.
Thursday
6
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Join us as we return to our early morning walks--with pandemic protocols*--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 each Tuesday and 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.
*Pandemic Protocol:
Please plan to walk in pairs, six feet apart with face masks. Please refrain from attending if you think you have been in contact with anyone infected in the last two weeks.
Thursday
6
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Well-known local conservative, Peter Bell, will join us to discuss how his life experiences have shaped his conservative political viewpoints. We‘ll learn how he differs from traditional conservatives on some issues, the future of conservatism in the US, and his perspective on key topics such as: economic issues, foreign policy, race and culture, immigration, the achievement gap, and abortion. This presentation will be mostly discussion-based so bring your questions and comments as we look forward to a robust conversation.
Friday
7
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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.
Monday
10
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Has it been a while since you have visited the MCC website? Do you often have trouble logging in or finding what you are looking for? Did you know you can register for programs, find program zoom links, participate in forums, and watch recorded programs you may have missed? Join us for a virtual tour of the MCC Website and many of the resources and tools available to you. Topic areas will include using the calendar, registering and cancelling a program registration, membership directory, forums and other important documents. When registering, you will have the opportunity to provide a topic or question you would like covered during the workshop. Bethany Boom will lead this class.
Monday
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.
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 online. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately.
Tuesday
11
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Join us as we return to our early morning walks--with pandemic protocols*--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 each Tuesday and 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.
*Pandemic Protocol:
Please plan to walk in pairs, six feet apart with face masks. Please refrain from attending if you think you have been in contact with anyone infected in the last two weeks.
Tuesday
11
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In a series of racial justice conversations, we will begin to examine the complexities of systemic racism and how white complicity works to maintain white supremacy. Our focus on August 11 will look at how silence plays a role in supporting institutional racism.

Numerous policies have been instituted over many years based on white supremacy. Much has been said and written about the silence of many whites when it comes to discussing the resultant systemic racism. This silence implies consent with the status quo and serves to support these policies. We will break into small groups, and one question we‘ll discuss is: "What are ways you have either NOT been silent, or will not be silent now?"

In preparation for this session, we recommend you view the following:
• TED talk titled "Let‘s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCn72iXO9s
• Trevor Noah on The Daily Show "The Dominos of Racial Injustice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c&t=921s
Tuesday
11
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Lucy Rose tells how and why she decided to “ghost write” her brother’s memoir: The Journalist: Life and Loss in America’s Secret War by Jerry A. Rose and Lucy Rose Fischer (Spark Press, 2020).
Wednesday
12
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Log in and join your friends and neighbors for a virtual hangout. This adventure requires no reservations! See description below for zoom link.
Wednesday
12
Zoom-access link will be emailed to registrants.
10:30 AM
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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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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
12
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Jane Reilly is the co-founder and Executive Director at Stillpoint Engage, a Minneapolis non-profit, which supports first responders and humanitarian aid workers through building resiliency. Jane will share her leadership insights from a life of work filled with supporting the best of humanity in diverse communities around the world. We’ll be exploring Jane’s stories and work as they connect directly to our community struggles with COVID-19 and ethnic/race relations. The insights you hear are sure to move you to consider boosting resiliency in your own life and beyond.

This program is part of a new program initiative--Women Who Make A Difference--that showcases women who are leading unique efforts to positively change lives. These speakers will inspire us and expand our horizons on leadership throughout our community. Come experience a new friendly way to connect via Zoom. The format for this intriguing series will draw you in as though you were in an actual meeting room.
Thursday
13
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Join us as we return to our early morning walks--with pandemic protocols*--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 each Tuesday and 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.
*Pandemic Protocol:
Please plan to walk in pairs, six feet apart with face masks. Please refrain from attending if you think you have been in contact with anyone infected in the last two weeks.
Thursday
13
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Cass McLaughlin will offer guided meditation via Zoom.
Thursday
13
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This virtual lunch alternates weeks with the Men‘s Coffee and Conversation. Make yourself lunch, click the zoom link and enjoy connecting with MCC members. No reservations required!
Friday
14
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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.
Monday
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.
Monday
17
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Log in for a virtual conversation! See description below for zoom link.
Monday
17
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Why do some women show signs of cognitive decline as they age while others do not? The Minnesota Women Healthy Aging Project is an effort to understand how the brain changes with age and why some brains are more resilient than others. Join us as Lisa James Ph.D., Kunin Professor of Women’s Healthy Aging in the Department of Neuroscience and researcher at the Brain Sciences Center of the Minneapolis VA, shares her research thus far and how studying the same women year after year for a decade has yielded information and insights that are beginning to paint a rich picture of what it means to age. And-- that picture is challenging some of what we thought to be true!
Tuesday
18
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Join us as we return to our early morning walks--with pandemic protocols*--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 each Tuesday and 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.
*Pandemic Protocol:
Please plan to walk in pairs, six feet apart with face masks. Please refrain from attending if you think you have been in contact with anyone infected in the last two weeks.
Tuesday
18
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MCC Member Michael Brennan will provide COVID-19 updates and answer questions.
Wednesday
19
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Log in and join your friends and neighbors for a virtual hangout. This adventure requires no reservations! See description below for zoom link.
Wednesday
19
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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
19
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MCC Members share high, low and “interesting" points from their lives.
Thursday
20
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Caffeine and camaraderie for the male members of MCC! This group meets every other Thursday and is hosted by various members who get the conversation going.
Thursday
20
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Join us as we return to our early morning walks--with pandemic protocols*--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 each Tuesday and 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.
*Pandemic Protocol:
Please plan to walk in pairs, six feet apart with face masks. Please refrain from attending if you think you have been in contact with anyone infected in the last two weeks.
Thursday
20
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This month‘s discussion will be modeled after the By The Book column in the Sunday New York Times book section. Using various questions, we will learn more about each other and our reading habits.
Friday
21
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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.
Monday
24
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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.
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 online. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately.
Monday
24
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Although Mt. Everest might be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Nepal, we invite you to explore a different side of this beautiful country and its people. Join us as Dan Pennie shares stories and photos of his trips to Nepal where he helped some of the country’s most isolated and vulnerable citizens as a volunteer with the Nomad Clinics. With the help of Sherpas, this volunteer medical group traveled on foot with its gear and supplies carried by yaks--along the Tibetan border--where there are no roads, almost no electricity and virtually no medical or dental resources. You won‘t want to miss this unique glimpse into Nepal’s mountain people and culture.
Tuesday
25
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Join us as we return to our early morning walks--with pandemic protocols*--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 each Tuesday and 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.
*Pandemic Protocol:
Please plan to walk in pairs, six feet apart with face masks. Please refrain from attending if you think you have been in contact with anyone infected in the last two weeks.
Tuesday
25
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Make a Quarantini and catch up with friends and neighbors over drinks and for a virtual Last Tuesday Happy Hour!
Wednesday
26
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Join your friends and neighbors on Zoom for a morning chat. This adventure requires no reservations!
Wednesday
26
Zoom-access link will be emailed to registrants.
10:30 AM
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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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An exclusive opportunity (and great deal!) for MCC members, this weekly class focuses on strength, balance and stretching to keep you fit and strong.
Thursday
27
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Join us as we return to our early morning walks--with pandemic protocols*--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 each Tuesday and 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.
*Pandemic Protocol:
Please plan to walk in pairs, six feet apart with face masks. Please refrain from attending if you think you have been in contact with anyone infected in the last two weeks.
Thursday
27
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Jean Fagerstrom will offer guided meditation via Zoom.
Thursday
27
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This virtual lunch alternates weeks with the Men‘s Coffee and Conversation. Make yourself lunch, click the zoom link and enjoy connecting with MCC members. No reservations required!
Friday
28
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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.
Monday
31
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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.
Monday
31
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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 online. Take this opportunity to meet new members and reconnect with some you haven’t seen lately.