Ice Shanty Projects, 2017 is on Lake Harriet in Linden Hills until February 11, 2018

An intrepid team heads to the Ice Shanty Projects, 2017 (Photo courtesy of Art Shanty Projects). This year’s heartwarming event is on Lake Harriet in Linden Hills until February 11 – don’t miss the free winter fun!

Art Shanty Projects Showcases Artist- Designed Village

Art Shanty Projects has assembled scores of artists from Minnesota and beyond on Lake Harriet in the Linden Hills Neighborhood in Minneapolis. The frozen surface will act as host and backdrop to a wide range of events, happenings, stories, songs, games and Saturdays & Sundays, January 20 – February 11. The event is open regardless of weather, 10am – 4pm and is free.

The frozen surface will act as host and backdrop to a wide range of events, happenings, stories, songs, games and more. Peace Coffee will be providing free coffee to warm everyone on January 20 and 27.

Youth and Family Weekend, January 27-28, features performances geared toward younger audiences and the Winter Kite Festival on January 27. All Access Weekend, February 3-4, includes additional volunteers and kicksleds to assist with mobility on ice as well as 30-minute Sign Language Interpreted and Audio Described tours of Shanty Village at the top of every hour.

Ice Shanty Projects, 2017 is on Lake Harriet in Linden Hills until February 11, 2018Closing weekend will include a special performance by Prairie Fire Lady Choir on February 10. Each Sunday of the festival will host a Tiny ArtCar and ArtBike parade on ice. For the complete program, see the Art Shanty Projects website.

Art Shanty Projects will be open every weekend regardless of weather: rain, sleet, snow, ice, no ice, blizzard or heat wave. The shanty village will be located either on the frozen lake or on shore near the bandshell, depending on ice conditions.

Psychic Development Beginning/Foundation Class: Begins February 28. Learn to consciously access your soul’s guidance, clarity and wisdom. Discover your abilities and purpose working with your body/soul partnership in this lifetime. Wednesday evenings, February – November. Please see website or call for more information. Cindy Lehman, 612-669-1861 www.cindylehman. com

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) YellowBook workbook meetings, beginning on Sat., 2/24, 11 am to 1 pm. FREE. Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 3400 Park Ave South, Mpls, MN 55407. Event and other news on Twitter: @ACAMNIG


Mothers of Adult Children: A support group for people whose moms used violence. Our support group will offer a safe place to talk, listen and share your feelings, experiences and stories with other moms in a comfortable, confidential environment. We meet 1st Saturday of every month , 9-11:00am. Breakfast provided at Calvary Baptist Church-Maki Room 1st. floor, 2608 Blaisdell Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408. Parking available on street or back lot. Call 534-349-9105 for more information.

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 Covington. Peace Presbyterian Church has a community dinner at 6pm on Wednesdays and we provide free childcare for 12-Step participants. Reclamation- or call 612-879-9642.

“Exploring 12 Step Spirituality” Workshops meet the 2nd Sat of each month 9am-noon at Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436. Workshops include: Centering Prayer and meditation instruction; two 20-minutes sessions of Centering Prayer; readings from the Big Book; teaching on 12-Step spirituality and impediments to it; testimonials; group discussions. Free-will offering of $10 to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee appreciated. All welcome – no registration necessary. www.12stepspirituality. org

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.

The Recovery Church, 253 State St. St. Paul, 55107, offers worship services on Sunday at 9:30am with fellowship, coffee and snacks following service. The mission is to provide a spiritual community for people in search of growth, healing, and recovery. For a list of recovery meetings, visit, or like therecoverychurchstpaul on facebook.

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

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