Events Calendar

Learning Activities for Youth with Developmental Delays

Friday July 25, 2014

Is Friday a free day? Youth with developmental delays, ages 12 and up, are invited to participate in a 4-session Summer of Learning Activities. Earn badges by reading about and trying activities focused on your interests. You'll take part in making snacks, art, and creating your own book. Set goals and track your steps to meet them. Attendance limited to 20. Register onlie at http://www.sppl.org/events-and-classes/location. Call 651-266-7034 for more information.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Central Library, Bremer Community Room, 1st Floor
90 West Fourth St.
St. Paul

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Get a Move On! Creative Movement with Upstream Arts

Saturday July 26, 2014

Explore dance, movement and theater activities led by Upstream Arts' professional artists. Space is limited in this interactive program for kids in grades K-6. Reserve a spot by calling 651-266-7034.

2 pm

Central Library, Andy Boss Community Room, 4th floor
90 West Fourth Street
St. Paul

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Community Voter Workshop

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Learn more about voter rights under guardianship, voter registration, using the AutoMARK voting machine and important dates to remember for voting at this Community Voter Workshop hosted by The Arc and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Staff from the MN Secretary of State's office will join us. RSVP to jessica.dragseth@lssmn.org or call 651-969-2325 by July 25.

4 pm - 5:30 pm

LSS and Children's Home Society Eustis Building
1605 Eustis Street
St. Paul

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Giggle. Play. Connect.

Saturday August 2, 2014

We want all our kids to experience the exhilarating spontaneity of play and to have a genuine sense of belonging. Giggle. Play. Connect are free community play events for children of all ages and abilities. Face painting and snacks round out the events and adults are encouraged to socialize and support each other too. RSVP by Wed., July 30 to mnkidsplay@gmail.com.

10 am - 12 noon

Shady Oak Beach
5200 Shandy Oak Road
Minnetonka

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iCan Shine Bike Camp

Monday August 4, 2014 - Friday August 8, 2014

The Down Syndrome Association of MN is hosting a bike camp for children age 8 and above who have a disability but are able to walk without using assistive devices. Participants mus be able to attend all 5 days of the camp and wear a properly fitted bike helmet and want to learn to ride a bike. Learn more at www.dsamn.org/events/icanshine. Parents must also attend an orientation on Sunday, Aug. 3. The cost is $250, with a limited number of scholarships available. Registration is now open!

Hamline University
Walker Fieldhouse
St. Paul

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Wrap Up & Celebration - Learning Activities for Youth with Developmental Delays

Friday August 8, 2014

Is Friday a free day? Youth with developmental delays, ages 12 and up, are invited to participate in a 4-session Summer of Learning Activities. Earn badges by reading about and trying activities focused on your interests. You'll take part in making snacks, art, and creating your own book. Set goals and track your steps to meet them. Attendance limited to 20. Register onlie at http://www.sppl.org/events-and-classes/location. Call 651-266-7034 for more information.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Central Library, Bremer Community Room, 1st Floor
90 West Fourth St.
St. Paul

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Fathering the Child with Special Needs

Monday August 11, 2014

This support group is especially for fathers and meets on the second Monday of the month. Offered in collaboration with Minneapolis Early Childhood Family Education, which also provides child care.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wilder School ECFE Parent Room
3328 Elliot Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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The Arc's Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee

Tuesday August 12, 2014

Attention self-advocates! Join us for the Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee and share your perspective on The Arc's programs, services and policy intitiatives. The committee engages in leadership activities, hosts guest speakers and attends Capitol events. Join a dedicated group working to improve the lives of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilties. Please RSVP to denafelper@thearcgtc.org by Aug. 6. Dinner provided.

5 pm - 7:30 pm

The Arc Greater Twin Cities
2446 University Ave. W. #110
St. Paul

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday August 14, 2014

This new parent support group meets on the second Thursday of each month year-round. Come, meet other parents who also have family members with developmental disabilities.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
951 West 78th Street
Chanhassen

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday August 14, 2014

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Come when you can!

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Perkins
951 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen

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Person Centered Thinking

Thursday August 14, 2014

Person Centered Thinking Training uses several tools to determine what's working, what's not working; good days, bad days; who is most important to the person; what's important for and to the person. Many of the tools to be introduced at this Hennepin Co. training will help you plan creative housing options. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ridgedale Library
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka

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South of the River Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Sunday August 17, 2014

This free parent networking group meets on the third Sunday of each month.

5 pm - 7 pm

Shepherd of the Valley Church
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley

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Zeitgeist

Sunday August 17, 2014

Zeitgeist is a new music chamber ensemble that challenges the boundaries of traditional chamber music. They will perform Inuksuit, a composition for up to 99 percussionists meant to be performed outdoors. Musicians will play a wide variety of percussion instruments, including drums, cymbals, conch shells and sirens. Caponi Art Park is seeking accessibility feedback. If you're interested in attending and participating in a short focus group, contact Scott Artley, at sartley@gmail.com or 952-221-1724.

6:30 pm

Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Road
Eagan

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday August 19, 2014

Free support group for families with a family member with autism meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 9 pm

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church & School
9931 NW Foley Blvd
Coon Rapids

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday August 21, 2014

The Stillwater parent group meets on the third Thursday of each month all year long. It is offered in collaboration with the Stillwater Area School District, with childcare and food provided. Please RSVP for childcare by calling The Arc at 952-920-0855. Come join this free parent networking group!

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Lake Elmo

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Giggle. Play. Connect

Saturday August 23, 2014

We want all our kids to experience the exhilarating spontaneity of play and to have a genuine sense of belonging. Giggle. Play. Connect are free community play events for children of all ages and abilities. Face painting and snacks round out the events and adults are encouraged to socialize and support each other too. RSVP by Wed., Aug. 20 to mnkidsplay@gmail.com.

10 am - 12 noon

Groveland Elementary School
6800 Rowland Rd
Eden Prairie

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What I Wish I Knew Then: Self-Advocates Talk about Adult Life

Wednesday August 27, 2014

Learn from the experience of others at this storytelling forum! A group of self-advocates will talk about their transition years (ages 14-22), and provide advice for young adults with disabilities. The forum will cover six key transition topics: safety, risk taking and advocacy; housing/home; friends, relationships and dating; work & school; services & supports; and community involvement & recreation. Youth and adults with disabilities, parents, siblings and caregivers are welcome at this free forum. Please RSVP by Aug. 22 by calling Pete at 952-915-3631 or email peterfricke@thearcgtc.org.

6 pm - 8 pm

The Arc Greater Twin Cities
2446 University Ave. W., # 110
St. Paul

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday September 18, 2014

The Stillwater parent group meets on the third Thursday of each month all year long. It is offered in collaboration with the Stillwater Area School District, with childcare and food provided. Please RSVP for childcare by calling The Arc at 952-920-0855. Come join this free parent networking group!

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N
Lake Elmo

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Creative Housing Conference: Bringing the Pieces Together

Saturday September 20, 2014

Join us in exploring innovative housing options for people with disabilities. It's not just group homes any more. There's something for everyone! You'll gain ideas and information you can use on your housing journey. Presented in collaboration with Ramsey, Dakota and Washington Counties. Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch and refreshments. Scholarships available. Register online at www.arcgreatertwincities.org.

8:30 am - 4 pm

Holiday Inn
2201 Burns Ave.
St. Paul

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The Arc's Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee

Tuesday October 7, 2014

Attention self-advocates! Join us for the Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee and share your perspective on The Arc's programs, services and policy intitiatives. The committee engages in leadership activities, hosts guest speakers and attends Capitol events. Join a dedicated group working to improve the lives of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilties. Please RSVP to denafelper@thearcgtc.org by Oct. 1. Dinner provided.

5 pm - 7:30 pm

The Arc Greater Twin Cities
2446 University Ave. W. #110
St. Paul

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday October 16, 2014

The Stillwater parent group meets on the third Thursday of each month all year long. It is offered in collaboration with the Stillwater Area School District, with childcare and food provided. Please RSVP for childcare by calling The Arc at 952-920-0855. Come join this free parent networking group!

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Lake Elmo

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The Arc Minnesota State Conference

Saturday November 15, 2014

The annual state conference will focus on person-centered planning and thinking in 2014. Look for more details and information at www.arcmn.org.

Shoreview Community Center

Shoreview

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday November 20, 2014

The Stillwater parent group meets on the third Thursday of each month all year long. It is offered in collaboration with the Stillwater Area School District, with childcare and food provided. Please RSVP for childcare by calling The Arc at 952-920-0855. Come join this free parent networking group!

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Lake Elmo

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The Arc's Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee

Tuesday December 9, 2014

Attention self-advocates! Join us for the Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee and share your perspective on The Arc's programs, services and policy intitiatives. The committee engages in leadership activities, hosts guest speakers and attends Capitol events. Join a dedicated group working to improve the lives of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilties. Please RSVP to denafelper@thearcgtc.org by Dec. 3. Dinner provided.

5 pm - 7:30 pm

The Arc Greater Twin Cities
2446 University Ave. W. #110
St. Paul

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday December 18, 2014

The Stillwater parent group meets on the third Thursday of each month all year long. It is offered in collaboration with the Stillwater Area School District, with childcare and food provided. Please RSVP for childcare by calling The Arc at 952-920-0855. Come join this free parent networking group!

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Lake Elmo

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Call The Arc at
952-920-0855
to register for events.


Registration appreciated for both members and non-members, regardless of whether or not there is a registration fee.

Thank you!