Helping Families Heal – Treatment Through the Lens of Family Systems Theory: Friday, December 6, at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, 2118 NUWAY Counseling Center, 2118 Blaisdell Ave, Minneapolis. Family involvement in treatment is one of the most critical factors in long-term positive outcomes. State and Federal regulations and guidelines stipulate the necessity of family engagement, however funding for family-related services is woefully inadequate. This presentation will offer some ideas for improving family services without putting untenable stress on your facility’s operating budget. Speaker: Rick Dauer, LADC. Event is free. Register through Eventbrite on November 6.
ArtLab: Discover Your Support thru Process Painting: Saturday, December 7, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. at Art Lab Rx (on Maggie at the parking lot of Adler Graduate School), 10225 Yellow Circle Drive, Minnetonka. Life is challenging and how well we cope often has to do with the people and resources around us. We thrive best when surrounded by a supportive community. Often we either don’t recognize how much support we have, or don’t realize we need it until we’re already in a tough place. In our Discover Your Support thru Process Painting wellness workshop you will use art-making to explore and discover where your hope comes from and identify areas of potential gratitude for those who support you. There is no right or wrong to this process, you DO NOT need to be an artist. Tickets are $55 through Eventbrite.
Greater Minneapolis Intergroup Winter Open House: Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 7204 W. 27th Street, Suite 113, St. Louis Park.
26th Annual Women’s Art Festival: Saturday, December 14 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Colin Powell Center, 2924 4th Ave S, Minneapolis. Over 130 local women artists show and sell their wares in a variety of genres including jewelry, pottery, fiber, photography, painting and more. There is live music by women performers throughout the day and a women-owned coffee shop providing food, beverages and treats. Free admission, free ramp parking, all are welcome.
Brooklyn Recovery Ministry: Christmas Eve Service: Tuesday, December 24 at 9:00 pm, Brooklyn United Methodist Church, 7200 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center. Everyone welcome. Also, Recovery Workshops, Sundays at 5:30 pm.
Resolution 2020: A Zero Proof New Year’s Eve with HALEY and Lydia Liza: Presented in partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford and Dissonance. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Parkway Theater. 8:00 pm doors open – 9:00 pm show. $45 advance. $55 at the door. $75 VIP. On sale Friday, November 8. All Ages. Featuring performances by Lydia Liza and HALEY (backed by her full band). There will be a photo booth, countdown and celebratory toast at midnight—and a specialty menu of fancy, alcohol-free cocktails along with an assortment of other non-alcoholic options to enjoy. To buy tickets.
Minnesota Wild Recovery Night: Sunday, January 5 at 4:30 to 9:00pm, Xcel Energy Center. Pre-game meeting 4:30-5:30 at RiverCentre Ballroom A. This special night of fellowship will include a ticket to the Wild-Flames game and a pre-game meeting with featured guest and NHL alum, Kevin Stevens. Plus, all attendees will receive a commemorative gift to remember the night. Purchase tickets at http://www.wild.com/recovery.
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
2:30 p.m. – Relaxation group
800-257-7810; Plymouth alum welcome
Higher Power Relapse Prevention
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.