Minnesota Fringe Festival: August 3-13, at 17 locations in Minneapolis. The Midwest’s largest performing arts festival, now in its 24th year, is Minnesota’s laboratory for artistic experimentation. The MFF features 167 independent, edgy theater companies in 850 storytelling, comedy, drama, music, opera, and dance performances at 17 locations throughout Minneapolis. For ticket information visit

HazelFest 5th Annual Music & Recovery Community Festival! Saturday, August 5, 11 am.-7 pm., Hazelden Campus- Center City, MN. Featuring: Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar, Communist Daughter, DJ LAST WORD, David Campbell, Host, Yoga on the Lawn with Tommy Rosen, #LifeTake2 Recovery Speaker Tent, Family Fun Zone featuring Clifford, courtesy of Twin Cities PBS, Food Trucks! Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door, Children 12 and under free (no pre-registration or ticket required). Proceeds from ticket sales provide help, hope, and healing to those affected by the disease of addiction. *No actual tickets are provided when you purchase your ticket online. Your name will be on the will call list at the entrance of the event.

Hauschka Therapeutic Painting to Explore the 12-Steps: Contemplate the feelings associated with each of the 12-Steps, then paint those feelings, and see if an image emerges from your unconscious. All materials provided. Fee, $360. Mondays, noon – 2pm for 12 weeks, August 28 – November 20. For info: www.donnawebb. com, 612- 518-2378.

NuWay House Annual Picnic Saturday, September 9 from 1-4 p.m. Food, fun activities, fellowship, families welcome and encouraged to attend! 2118 Blaisdell Ave. S., Mpls, 55404 Please visit for more information.

International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31 – The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic is calling for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids. 11:00am – Press Conference – National Press Club, Washington, DC, 1:00pm – Networking Luncheon – National Press Club, Washington, DC, 7:00pm – Candlelight Vigil – White House Ellipse, 8:00pm – March to White House.

Spirituality Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Major John Donovan: September 7 @ 7:30 – 9 am at Hoversten Chapel (Foss Center), Augsburg College, 625 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis, 55454. Major John Donovan is a person in long-term recovery with over 39 years of sobriety. He is passionate about recovery and speaks and lectures frequently to military related audiences. Additionally, Maj. Donovan founded the Recovery Community Network (RCN) in St. Cloud. $20 per ticket ($10 for students), $200 table sponsor (seats 8 and includes table top sponsorship recognition). Tickets must be purchased by August 29. Visit

Recovery Month Twins Game: Rally (Caps) for Recovery: September 12 @ 7-10 pm, Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, 55403. Arrive by 6:30pm to hear the Recovery Works! pre-game talk and see Minnesota Recovery Connection throw out of the First Pitch. This is a Minnesota Recovery Month event to express gratitude, convey hope and to celebrate all in recovery—family, friends, and everyone in our communities who help make recovery happen.
     Tickets are $15 each and include a hot dog and soda! Tickets will go fast and must be purchased by August 4. Individual or small group tickets may be purchased online. For groups over 50 (10% discount for groups of 200 or more), or for special seating arrangements, you must contact Julia Alexander at julia@minnesotarecovery or 612-584-4158. Visit minnesotarecovery. org.

2017 Walk for Recovery: Sept. 16, 9am – 1 pm. The Annual Walk for Recovery is a National Recovery Month event to express gratitude, convey hope, and to celebrate all in recovery and those who help recovery happen. Bring the family and friends—wheelchairs, strollers, and the family dog! There is no registration fee — start a Walk Team, join a Walk Team or walk as an individual! Check-in/Onsite Registration: 9 a.m.; Walk 10:30am; Celebration 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Free swag bag full of goodies to the first 300 people who register online. Free t-shirt to anyone who raises $50 by August 27. DJ! Food Trucks! Photo Booth! Activities for the kids! To register or create your Walk Team, please visit


The Dan Anderson Renewal Center, Hazelden, Center City, MN. 12-Step-inspired weekend retreats focus on common issues faced in recovery: forgiveness, spirituality, healthy relationships, grief, and loss. Call 1-800-262-4882 for more info.

All Recovery Meetings: Minnesota Recovery Connection is hosting All Recovery meetings throughout the Twin Cities. These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique. Come, socialize, share – friends and family members welcome. Call 612-584-4158 for more info or go to

Women’s 12-Step Program, Wednesdays at 7pm, Peace Presbyterian Church, 7624 Cedar Lake Rd, St Louis Park. For women of all ages who find any part of life chaotic or out of control. The chaos can be caused by addiction, eating disorders, relationship problems or self esteem issues. We use, A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps by Stephanie S. Covington. Peace Presbyterian Church has a community dinner at 6pm on Wednesdays and we provide free supervised childcare for 12-Step participants. or call 612-879-9642.

Hazelden’s Second Sunday Retreats
The second Sunday of each month everyone in recovery is invited to Hazelden in Center City, MN for an inspirational day of workshops, fellowship, sharing and fun. Open to anyone 18 or older involved in a 12-Step program. $20/person includes a buffet lunch and information packet.
9 a.m. – Register at the Cork Center
9 a.m. – Introductions and orientation
10-11 a.m. – Lecture
10:30 -12:45 – Small group discussions
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. – Sunday buffet
1:45 p.m. – Small group discussions or Meditation group
2:55 p.m. – Relaxation group 800-257-7810; Plymouth alum welcome.

Pancake Breakfast: 3rd Sunday of each month, 10am-12:30pm; The Recovery Church, 253 State Street, St. Paul, MN, Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee (free refills on pancakes and coffee). $5 per person/10 and under $2.50 at the door (No one turned away due to lack of funds!)

The Recovery Church offers worship services Sun. at 9 & 11am., 253 State St., St. Paul, 55107. Fellowship between services. Devoted to expanding spirituality & the 12-Step experience. All invited. 651- 291-1371 or

To place a listing, email phoenix@thephoenixspirit. com or call 612-805-1959.

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