Due to COVID-19, some of these events may be canceled / postponed. All times are CST unless noted.

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.


Heartland Society of Women Writers October Write-In: Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm online. Register via Eventbrite. Writing is a solitary activity, but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Join HLWW via Zoom for a free two-hour write-in. We welcome ALL genres of writing. Our two-hour write-in will include: Introductions, a quick writing warm-up, timed writing sprints, optional sharing.

Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Conversation about Recovery with John Rosengren and Dick Rice: Thursday, October 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Join this virtual conversation via Zoom or by phone 312-626-6799 (Meeting ID: 96615467587; Meeting passcode: 570393). Author and former therapist John Rosengren speaks with The Retreat’s Dick Rice about Rosengren’s novel, A Clean Heart, and recovery.

MARRCH Virtual Annual Conference: October 26-28th starting at 8:00 am. Framing the Future is this year’s theme. Educational sessions, on-demand content, a virtual exhibit hall and more. Members: $299, non-members: $425 and students: $150. For more information.

Food and Your Mood: Monday, November 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm via Zoom. Register via Eventbrite. Food and your mood are more connected than you may think! Anxiety, depression, memory, stress, and attention are all influenced by what you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner (and anything in between). Understanding the interactions between what we eat, how we feel and what we think or feel empowers us to care for ourselves body, mind and spirit. Jesse Haas, functional nutritionist and co-founder of Wellness Minneapolis, will share some doable strategies for uplifting mental wellbeing in a time when maintaining a positive outlook is a daily struggle.


Coping with COVID-19: Free Community Outreach Service: Meets virtually via Zoom every Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Sponsored by River Ridge. To register visit Eventbrite.

The Retreat Breakfast Club: Monthly meeting via Zoom on Thursdays from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Zoom conference at myrecovery.com.

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.

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.

Last Updated on October 13, 2020