The following is a list of recovery-related activities and events happening in and around the Twin Cities metro. Please contact us if you’d like your event listed.
Minnesota Plants: A Webinar Series: Live on Thursdays, May 14 – September 10, 7 pm – 8 pm. Calling all gardeners, landscapers, and nature enthusiasts- this free weekly webinar series is put on by the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Join local horticultural experts for a closer look at the plants that grow in Minnesota. You’ll get to explore collections, backyards and gardens from your armchair as you learn more about trees, perennials, edible plants, houseplants and more. To join or for more info.
Virtual Event: Susan Lanzoni: A History of Empathy: Thursday, May 28 at 12:00 pm. Despite the ubiquity of the word empathy today, few people know the fascinating history of its origin in 1908 and shifting meanings over the following century. Susan Lanzoni, historian of psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience at Harvard University’s School of Continuing Education, and author of Empathy: A History, will share her research on the earliest conceptions of empathy–initially a term to describe how spectators projected their own feelings onto objects of art and nature–and how this has transformed into its present meaning of grasping the feelings and emotions of other people. More info.
Walker at Home: While their galleries are currently closed, the Walker has made it possible to connect with art and artists through their website at walkerart.org.
2nd Annual 2218 Ride for Recovery: Saturday, June 27, 8:00 am at Bison Motorcycles, 2967 Hudson Road, Oakdale, MN 55128. (Alternate date due to COVID-19: September 12). Ride to support 2218 – the world’s longest continuously running Alano. Live music, BBQ, guest A.A. speaker, medallion meeting. Featuring Zeew Factor and Happy Wednesday bands. Ride starts off with a pancake breakfast and registration at 8:00 am. Admission wristbands $20 in advance, $25 day of event (donation includes ride, dinner, dance and silent auction). Text ride questions to 763-464-2753 and other event questions to 763-464-2754.
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.
Open Mic Night: Wednesdays at 9:30 pm to 12:30 am at Alano Society of Minneapolis, 2218 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis 55404 (auditorium, use auditorium door off west end of parking lot). Jam session in the last hour. Call for more information: 612-871-2218.
Recoveroake (Recovery Karaoke): Fridays at 9:30 pm to 12:30 am at Alano Society of Minneapolis, 2218 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis 55404 (auditorium, use auditorium door off west end of parking lot). For more information, call 612-871-2218.
Dissonance Presents: Story Well: Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at The Warming House, 4001 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis. Held the first Monday of every month — is a time to share and discuss the various ways we can help and care for each other and others. Whether you have substance use or mental health concerns, feel depleted by everyday life, have a friend or loved one who is sick or suffering, or just want to connect with others around the idea of being well, this is a place for you. Everyone welcome.
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 minnesotarecovery.org.
Caring Families Online Support Group: Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm CST, online at TheDailyPledge.org. A support group for parents and family members of loved ones that are struggling with alcohol and or drug addiction; mixed/open to the public. It may seem counterintuitive or even selfish, but finding a way forward for your family starts with getting help for yourself—regardless of whether your loved one seeks addiction treatment. For more than 65 years, Hazelden Betty Ford has devoted each new day to helping individuals and families reclaim their lives from the pain and chaos of addiction. They know from experience that life gets better. Questions, contact Jeremiah at 651-213-4754.
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
2:30 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 www.therecoverychurch.org, or like therecoverychurchstpaul on Facebook.
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