Family Events and Resources
You are invited to come to the Family Council Meetings:
Second Thursday of Each Month at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. — New location - Second Floor Conference Room in the nursing home. Bring Your Questions! Refreshments will be served. No need to RSVP.
August – No Meeting
Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Weekdays at 11:30 a.m.
Elder Enrichment Series:
All classes held from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Classes are free and open to the community.
Call 612-362-2450 to register for:
MOUNT RUSHMORE: THE CARVING OF AN ICON
Today, more than two million people each year visit Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Fourteen years, four hundred workers, 450,000 tons of rock, and nearly one million dollars. Those are the statistics behind the carving of Mount Rushmore. The story is even more interesting.
Monday, August 7, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by: David Jones
IT STARTED WITH SHAKESPEARE
Let’s celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare’s stories with a feast of music that began its life with connections to one of his plays and then found a life of its own outside of the dramas. Songs, incidental music, ballets, musicals – inspired by Shakespeare over the years. Many weddings include Mendelssohn’s music for “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Let’s see what else has found its way into our musical world.
Monday, June 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by: Carolyn Bliss
ST. PAUL’S HISTORIC IRVINE PARK
Within sight of downtown and only a block off West Seventh Street, Irvine Park is one of St. Paul’s oldest neighborhoods. Located near the Alexander Ramsey House and built around a lovely park, its old houses tell an interesting story of settlement, development, change, and historic preservation.
Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by: Kristin Anderson
POETRY: CLASSICS IN ENGLISH
A “classic” poem may be thought of as one widely recognized for artistic or historical significance, one that has withstood the test of time. Numerous poets have transcended their own times and audiences to stimulate powerful ideas and emotions in very different audiences today, across generations, even across centuries. Such writers tap into the deep and durable experiences and concerns of real people, including life and death, love and hate, joy and fear, and other familiar human realities. In this popular presentation, Professor Moe will give attention to what makes a poem classic, but the emphasis is on joyful appreciation.
Monday, October 2, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by: Professor Lawrence Moe
1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS: THE NAZI GAMES
The 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin are notorious for the tightly controlled image the Nazis presented to the world. But, these Games also became a blueprint for future Games that is followed to the present day. We will look at the history of the Olympics and the complicated legacy of the 1936 Games.
Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by David Jones
PREPARING THE WAY: ADVENT IN ART
Using the texts assigned for the Advent season, this presentation highlights the New Testament fulfillment of Old Testament promises and prophecy about the birth of Jesus. We will see the stories of the Annunciation, the Visitation, and John the Baptist in this richly illustrated lecture.
Monday, December 4, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented by: Kristin Anderson