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May, 2022

Monday
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Join us as we embark on a new series called "Aging Well From Head to Toe" where we will be discussing anything and everything related to our bodies as we age. The first program is on Dental and Oral Health. We will hear from dentist Dr. Jeanne Barss about the specialty of Oral Medicine and three of the most common diagnoses she sees in her practice, and how it relates to overall health, especially as we age.
Tuesday
3
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You’ve been there for Great Decisions, now see the school in action! Mike O’Keefe, Executive Director of Admissions and Marketing, will lead us on a tour of DeLaSalle and share some of the great programs in which the students are participating: everything from robotics to sports to theater and more.

Tuesday
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 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
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: "The Island of Sea Women," by Lisa See. June‘s book will be "The Island of Missing Trees," by Elif Shafak.
Wednesday
4
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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What do the killings of Amir Locke and George Floyd have in common? The fact that they were killed by police officers is just one topic that Matt Bostrom, former Ramsey County Sheriff and President of Center for Values-Based Initiatives will touch on in his discussion on policing in the Twin Cities. Are the Field Training Officers (FTO) training the new recruits properly, or are they simply passing on bad habits and criminal methodology? Guests are welcome to attend.
Friday
6
Heights Theatre, 3951 NE Central Avenue; Dinner at Jasmine Thai, 3800 NE Central Avenue
5:00 PM
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Join MCC members for a Dutch-Treat movie and dinner! Members and guests are welcome to join us for the movie, dinner, or both. The movie we will be seeing is "The Northman," a new take on Hamlet.

We will be eating at Jasmine Thai, 3800 NE Central Avenue in Columbia Heights and seeing the movie at the Heights Theatre, 3951 NE Central Avenue, Columbia Heights. We will meet at the restaurant at 5:00, and get to the theatre by 6:30 in order to hear the Mighty WCCO Wurlitzer which is played before the 7:10 movie.

The movie is "The Northman," which is a new take on Hamlet. The movie includes Nicole Kidman, and has received good scores on Metacritic (82) and Rotten Tomatoes (89). Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.
Saturday
7
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer at Elsie’s Restaurant. 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 - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Breakfasts will be outside once the temperature is above 50 degrees. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
9
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From the recent purchase of The Brave New Workshop to entertaining us with the latest Broadway shows, Hennepin Theatre Trust is trying to lure people back downtown. Is it working? Join us for a conversation with Mark Nerenhausen, President of Hennepin Theatre Trust, and learn how Hennepin Theatre Trust is doing its part to revitalize downtown. This program is offered in person only.
Tuesday
10
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Through discussion we will explore ways of building a just community, equitably including all citizens.
Tuesday
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 The Aster Cafe on their patio. 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
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
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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
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.
Thursday
12
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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
12
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Explore the University of Minnesota’s Public Art Collection on an outdoor walking tour! Since its establishment in 1988, the Public Art on Campus Program has become an integral part of the University of Minnesota’s campus environment. Each piece has its own history and ties to campus life and academics. Join tour guides from the Weisman Art Museum for an in-person tour and learn about works in the collection from artists including Amy Toscani, Stuart Nielsen, Andrea Stanislav or more.
Friday
13
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Join us for this fun birding walk with naturalist and bird expert Gregg Severson. We recommend that participants bring their own binoculars and field guides, if you have them. We will meet on Nicollet Island - on the corner of Wilder Street and Merriam Street.
Saturday
14
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer at Elsie’s Restaurant. 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 - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Breakfasts will be outside once the temperature is above 50 degrees. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Sunday
15
RiverWest Community Room
11:30 AM
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Join your friends and neighbors for this Sunday Soiree Brunch. Hosted by Carol Hovey and your friends at RiverWest, it will be held in the Community Room of RiverWest. 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. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer to share.

There is limited guest parking, or there is metered parking on 1st Street.

Monday
16
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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 May ride will include the chain of lakes and will likely include detour(s) due to light rail construction.

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. This month‘s ride will begin at the end of Stone Arch Bridge at the edge of Father Hennepin Park where we will meet at 10:30 a.m. This particular ride will be about 15 miles or so.

We will also want to discuss the group‘s ideas for other rides - e.g., should we always meet in town? Do we want to schedule rides that would require transporting the bikes to another starting point? Do we want to plan for longer (30+) mile rides? Or include time for lunch? If you can‘t make this ride, send your thoughts to Dianne or Jane.

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
16
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The issue of migration to the United States from Latin America has overshadowed the war on drugs, which has been underway for decades with little signs of progress. What are the roots and the bureaucratic logic behind today‘s dominant drug policies in Latin America? Is it time to reconsider punitive drug control policies that disrupt supply chains and punish drug possession?
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
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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
17
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Enjoy this month‘s play reading of "Book of Vashti," by Barbara Field. It is a 3-character comedy about secular politics, with a loose basis from the Book of Esther.
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
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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
18
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Join the MCC Board of Directors for an Open Forum from 4:00-4:30 pm.
Wednesday
18
North Star Lofts, Bujold's unit
6:30 PM
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Enjoy this month‘s play reading of "Book of Vashti," by Barbara Field. It is a 3-character comedy about secular politics, with a loose basis from the Book of Esther.
Thursday
19
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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
19
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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.
Friday
20
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Join us for this fun birding walk with naturalist and bird expert Gregg Severson. We recommend that participants bring their own binoculars and field guides, if you have them. We will be at Winchell Trail and West River Parkway. We will meet at the parking lot on West River parkway just south of 36th Street.
Saturday
21
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer at Elsie’s Restaurant. 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 - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Breakfasts will be outside once the temperature is above 50 degrees. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Monday
23
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It’s Spring! Time to get outdoors and enjoy lunch. 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
23
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The pandemic and unrest in Minneapolis the past two years has left the streets void of people. What is the Minneapolis Foundation doing to help get Minneapolis back on its feet? RT Rybak will discuss the actions the Foundation is taking to help revitalize and bring people back downtown.
Tuesday
24
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Join us on this Spring Bloom Nature Hike in Eloise Butler Wild Flower Garden. Meet in the parking lot. Spring flowers are in bloom. MCC member Barbara Broker will be our guide and will bring field guides and demonstrate several convenient apps that help you identify flowers along the way. Bring your binoculars - we may see some birds as well! Bring water and a snack - there are plenty of places to sit. If you have a chance, go to the App Store and download seek (wildflower identification and bird app for your phone).
Tuesday
24
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If you have a program idea, please feel free to email Jane at janestacy@millcitycommons.org.
Tuesday
24
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Katya is a Russian translator, who still has family in Russia. MCC member, Susan Hartman, has invited her friend to speak with us and share a bit of what she sees is going on in Russia and Ukraine. And, after the program, please join us at the Aster Cafe, for Dutch Treat Social Hour.
Tuesday
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 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
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.
Wednesday
25
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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
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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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
26
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Join us on this self-guided tour of Mill City Museum‘s newest exhibit, entitled, "Documenting a Reckoning: The Murder of George Floyd." The murder of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer brought demonstrations and protests that swept the Twin Cities – and the world – at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It brought people to the streets who had never before protested, and inspired photojournalists and other photographers to create images with lasting impact. This exhibit brings 54 of those images together to help create a broader sense of the influence of these events on our lives. The exhibit is free to the public, however, if you wish to also tour the museum, the cost is $10 per person, payable at the door.
Saturday
28
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Get to know other MCC members at a casual Saturday morning breakfast mixer at Elsie’s Restaurant. 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 - order a full breakfast or simply a beverage. Open seating - great for conversation with friends, old and new. To help the restaurant prepare, please register.

NOTE: Breakfasts will be outside once the temperature is above 50 degrees. Masks needed, of course, if not eating or drinking. This event is limited to 35 to accommodate Elsie‘s staff.
Tuesday
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 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.