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Events March 2020

Posted on 20 March 2020 by Tesha Christensen

*Please note – Since publication, things have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check before going. All gatherings with over 50 people have been deemed unsafe by the governor.

Partners and spouses support group
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is sponsoring a support group specifically for partners or spouses of someone who lives with a mental illness. The Partners & Spouses support group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m., at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ, 1795 Holton Street (Holton & Garden), in Falcon Heights. For more information, call Melissa at 651-354-0825 or Sara at 763-350-6502.

Build skills at home maintenence series
Rethos: Places Reimagined and the Minnesota Tool Library are teaming up to host a five-part basic home maintenance class series through the month of March. Topics include updating old electrical systems, basic toilet repairs, drain maintenance and replacement, and more. These are beginner-level classes, ideal for brand new homeowners, aspiring DIYers, and anyone needing a refresher on basic household maintenance and repair. No experience necessary Feeling Frayed? Updating Old Electrical on Tuesday, March 17, 6-8p.m., Minnesota Tool Library – St. Paul Branch. MTL Basics: Fix It (Electrical) on Tuesday, March 24, 6-8 p.m. Minnesota Tool Library – Northeast Minneapolis Branch. If Walls Could Talk… on Tuesday, March 31, 6-8 p.m. at Minnesota Tool Library – St. Paul Branch. Classes are $25 each. Registration is available online through the Minnesota Tool Library website: mntoollibrary.simpletix.com. Tool Library members receive 20% off registration.

‘We’re all going to be okay’ at Hamline
Hamline’s award-winning theatre department presents, “We’re All Gonna Be Okay” on March 12, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. in the Anne Simley Theater (1530 W. Taylor Ave.) The play confronts the fear and hysteria around the events of 1962 while exploring the false security and conformity of the era. It was written by gender-conforming playwright Basil Kreimendahl and directed by Laura Dougherty, and produced and performed by Hamline students. Email tickets@Hamline.edu for tickets. Prices range from $2 for students to $8 for community members.

Guitar society show
The Minnesota Guitar Society will present Minnesota-born-and-raised, New York-based, widely praised classical guitarist Austin Wahl in concert at the Sundin Music Hall (1531 Hewitt Ave.) on Saturday, arch 14, 7:30 p.m. His program includes classic works by Joaquin Rodrigo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and J. S. Bach as well as contemporary compositions by Roland Dyens, Sergio Assad, and Robert Beaser. Tickets $10-$25 at the box office and in advance at www.mnguitar.org.


Free concert set
On Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 3 p.m. the East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO), will present The Orchestra Family, a concert highlighting the EMSO family of musicians, at Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University in St. Paul. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.emsorch.org.

How’s the economy?
How is Minnesota’s economy doing? What trends will impact the state over the next 12 months and more? Find out answers, outlooks and more from Minnesota DEED Commissioner, Steve Grove. during the Midway Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting and luncheon on March 18, 11:30-1 p.m. at Bethel University’s Anderson Center (2 Pine Tree Dr.).

Learn to drum
Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave., will offer a class in hand drums for beginners on March 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Drums are provided. Visit womensdrumcenter.org.

Spaghetti dinner set
Attend the spaghetti dinner at St. Stephanus Lutheran Church, 739 Lafond Avenue, on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult $10, Children ages 5-12 $5; take out available.

Amharic-English worship set for April 11
Mekane Yesus and Jehovah Lutheran Church will conduct a bilingual Easter Vigil worship service at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the church they share, 1566 Thomas in St. Paul. An ancient liturgy in a family-friendly form — Service of Light, readings, baptism and Eucharist — will be spoken in English and Amharic, an Ethiopian language. At 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday, April 9, a Seder meal precedes a brief Communion worship service. Christians borrow Seder, the traditional Jewish Passover meal, to commemorate Jesus’ last supper with the disciples. To reserve a place for one or more participants, contact the church by April 7 (jelcoffice@gmail.com, 651-644-1421). A free-will contribution will be accepted at the event.

Theosophical Society plans events
Rick Saxton will present slides and a video to illustrate many mysterious powers of sacred sound 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, in third-floor conference room S-330 at the Griggs-Midway bldg., 1821 University Ave. W., St. Paul. Sponsor of this open public meeting is the Theosophical Society. His presentation on the mystical power of sound will demonstrate the effects of vibration on the physical, mental and spiritual planes. The Theosophical Society offers a free public showing of “LightSource: A Sacred Geometry Experience” 7 p.m. Monday, April 27 in third-floor conference room S-330 at the Griggs-Midway building, 1821 University Ave. W, St. Paul. The program features a deep dreaming soundtrack and guided imagery. It is based on out-of-body exploration by Robert Monroe of the Monroe Institute and sounds and feels like a shamanic journey. Refreshments. Requested donation. (651) 235-6645. www.mntheosociety.org.

Textile garage sale
Beginning as a modest fundraising event 20 years ago, Textile Center’s World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale has grown into an extraordinary sales event, serving artists, makers and nonprofits across the region with textile materials at bargain prices. The sale is set for Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Minnesota ReUse Program Warehouse (883 29th Ave. S.E.). Admission is $3. Shop the preview sale on Friday night, April 17, 5:30-8 p.m. Admission is $30/$25 members.

Professor Carolyn Pressler retires
Honor United Theological Seminary Professor Carolyn Pressler at the time of her retirement. On April 27 1-9- p.m.: Worship, dedication of the James B. Nelson classroom, banquet to celebrate our distinguished alum and anniversary classes. April 28 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.: Plenary session address by Carolyn Pressler with comments by her faculty colleagues. Registration information will be available soon.

Merriam Park Libary events

Fitz & Friends: This Side of Paradise, Sunday, March 15, 3 -4 p.m. Mark Taylor, an educator and interpreter with the Minnesota Historical Society, will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel This Side of Paradise and Fitzgerald’s relationship with his eventual publisher and editor, Maxwell Perkins, of Charles Scribner’s Sons.
Health Care Fraud—Preventing Medicare Fraud and Avoiding Scams, Tuesday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. -noon. Learn how to detect Medicare fraud and what to do if Medicare Fraud is suspected. A representative from the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging will discuss the top scams directed towards seniors, offer tips on how to avoid falling for scams and where to get help if you or loved one is scammed.
Read Brave with John Coy, Sunday, March 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.Join us as author John Coy introduces his new book, If We Were Gone: Imagining the World Without People. After the story, stay for a family-oriented landscape-design project created from recyclable materials.
Read Brave Conversations with Eric Holthaus, Tuesday, March 31, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Join us as we discuss our climate crisis, share stories about how it has impacted our communities, and work together to brainstorm solutions. Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist and journalist for The Correspondent, covering climate science, policy, and solutions. He has previously written for the Wall Street Journal, Slate, and a variety of other publications.
Senior LinkAge Line, Tuesday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. The Senior LinkAge Line® is Minnesota’s free statewide information and assistance service. Attend this free program (offered by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging) and learn more about the Senior LinkAge Line and how it can help you!
The Merriam Park Library is located at 1831 Marshall Ave. For more information, call 651-642-0385 or visit www.sppl.org.

Upcoming parks events

Summer sports registration is March 1-31 for t-ball, machine pitch, softball, and baseball ages 3-17. First five registration days are discounted.
North Dale Recreation Center. Call 651-558-2329 or visit www.stpaul.gov/northdalerec
• Saturday, March 28, Home Buying,10-11:30am, adults
• Monday/Wednesday, April 6-May 13, Tai Ji Quan, 1-2pm, adults
• Saturday, April 11-18, Conflict Resolution for Adults, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., adults
• Breakfast With The Bunny, Saturday, April 4 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Northwest Como Recreation Center. Call 651-298-5813 or visit www.stpaul.gov/northwestcomorec
• Monday-Friday, March 30-April 3, Internet Broadcast Training, 1-3 p.m., ages 10-13
• Thurday, April 9-30, Spoken Word, 2:15-4:15 p.m., ages 7-11
• Friday, April 17-May 8, Grafetti Street Art, 2:15-4:15p.m., ages 7-12