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The Dot at Stages Theatre Company: Running January 17 to February 17 at Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main Street, Hopkins, 55343. Tickets $17 – $24. For all ages. Just make a mark and see where it takes you. When Vashti’s teacher asks her to draw a picture, Vashti insists she’s not an artist and makes an angry dot to prove her point. But when Vashti’s teacher frames her dot and hangs it up, Vashti is sent on a surprising journey of self-discovery. This charming fable about the power of the creative spirit comes to life through music and dance this winter with our continuing collaboration with Escalate Dance. Purchase tickets at stagestheatre.org.

2020 ACA Birthday Party: Saturday, January 25 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Recovery Church, 253 State Street, St. Paul, 55107. Chris S. is the speaker. This is a free event. Friends and family are welcome. Several egg bakes will be provided. Please consider bringing orange juice, coffee, fruit or some other items to share. More questions, call 763-574-0903 or email minnesotaaca@gmail.com.

46th Winnipeg Winter Conference: Friday, January 31 to Sunday, February 1 at Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Special rooms available if you mention Winter Conference. For Minnesotans looking to venture up north for a weekend. Registration is $25. Contact Dennis L. at wpgwinterconference@gmail.com for more information or visit aaminneapolis.org.

Ryan Hampton Community Event in Rochester: Tuesday, February 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, 55904.
A leading recovery speaker, author, and advocate, Hampton shares perspectives from the national stage on the state of addiction. A former White House staffer, he has worked with multiple non-profits and national recovery advocacy campaigns. He is now a prominent, leading face and voice of addiction recovery and is changing the national conversation about addiction. Suitable for ages junior high and up. No child care is provided at the event. Free admission. Register on Eventbrite.

Ryan Hampton Community Event in Duluth: Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Denfield High School, 401 N. 44th Avenue, West Duluth, MN 55807.
Suitable for ages junior high and up. No child care is provided at the event. Free admission. Register on Eventbrite.

Happy Destiny’s 2020 Workshop “Responsibility – The Hand of A.A.”: Saturday, February 8 from noon to 4:00 pm at Crowne Point Church, 7121 Bloomington Avenue S, Richfield, 55423. Three speakers will share their experience, strength and hope through a panel discussion and answer questions during an open forum. No cost to attend.

LIKE Movie: A documentary about the impact of Social Media on our Lives: Thursday, February 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Cottage Grove Middle School, 9775 Indian Blvd. S., Cottage Grove, 55126. By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together. A goal for this film is to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self-regulate. Free admission. Recommended audience 10+ with caring adult, community members and teachers.

Minneapolis Home & Garden Show: Wednesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 1 at Minneapolis Convention Center. Admission is $14 (adults at the door or $12 online), $4 (children ages 6-12, under 5 are free). Mike Rowe, (Dirty Jobs) will be appearing Saturday, February 29.

Dr. David Mee-Lee Lunch and Learn Presentation: Thursday, February 27 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at NUWAY, 2118 Blaisdell Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404. This presentation will discuss what we really mean by recovery and recovery management. It will explore what is working with recovery management and what remain as challenges. David Mee-Lee is a leading expert in co-occurring substance use and mental disorders with over 40 years experience in person-centered treatment and program development. Free to attend. Register via Eventbrite.


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.

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 https://minnesotarecovery.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
2:30 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.

Updated 1/13/20

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