(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

Calendar

Mar
9
Tue
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: DEALING WITH MICROAGGRESSIONS @ Virtual Class
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: DEALING WITH MICROAGGRESSIONS

  • Tuesday, March 9
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Locally produced video, discussion

Black Mankato community members share their stories and experiences with microaggressions.  Microaggressions are defined as “the everyday, subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically marginalized groups,” said Kevin Nadal, author, activist and professor.  This is episode 2 of the four-part video series, “Amplifying Black Voices,” which was created to promote understanding, reflection, and conversation, as well as a willingness to examine the often uncomfortable topic of racism.

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Mar
10
Wed
VIRTUAL CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP @ Virtual Class
Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Caregiving can be difficult and isolating.  Gain insights and encouragement from others facing similar challenges.  Registration is required.

  • Wednesdays, March 10 & 24
  • virtually
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Call Mary at (507) 386-5577 to register.

WHAT DOES A JUDGE DO? @ Virtual Class
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

WHAT DOES A JUDGE DO?

  • Wednesday, March 10
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Bradley Walker, retired judge

Most of us have little contact with the judicial system throughout our lives.  And the version we see on television and movies is always crafted for drama.  Retired Judge Bradley Walker will take us for an inside look into what judges do and how their work fits into the overall judicial system.  Come with your questions!

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LGBTQ+ CAREGIVERS VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP @ Virtual Class
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LGBTQ+ CAREGIVERS

  • Wednesdays, March 10 & 24
  • Virtually
  • 4 – 5 pm

Call Joyce at (507) 386-5583 to register.

Mar
12
Fri
COVID-19 & THE IMPACT ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING @ Virtual Class
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

COVID-19 & THE IMPACT ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING

  • Friday, March 12
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Thad Shunkwiler, MSU Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Science

A look at how the pandemic has impacted us psychologically and what that might mean in the long term.  In addition, learn about resilience strategies that can be used to offset some of the negative impacts on emotional health.

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Mar
15
Mon
SO, YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE A BOOK! @ Virtual Class
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SO, YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE A BOOK!

  • Monday, March 15
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Terry Davis, author

The author of a few books, including “Vision Quest,” Davis will walk interested authors through the process of finding a book publisher and seeing their work between the covers.

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Mar
16
Tue
THE REWARDS OF BEING A CAREGIVER @ Virtual Class
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

THE REWARDS OF BEING A CAREGIVER

  • Tuesday, March 16
  • 2 – 3 pm
  • Panel of Caregivers

While caregiving is both challenging and exhausting, there are also rewards that often can’t be measured.  A panel of caregivers will relay some of the gifts of their caregiving experiences.

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Mar
18
Thu
BLUE EARTH COUNTY POOR FARM GOES TO THE ARTS @ Virtual Class
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

BLUE EARTH COUNTY POOR FARM GOES TO THE ARTS

  • Thursday, March 18
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Brian Frink, artist and owner

The Blue Earth County Poor Farm was built in 1877 south of town on what is now County Road 16/Stoltzman Road.  An addition in 1911 brought its resident population up to 44.  In 1955, it was sold and became the Oak Grove Retirement home.  In 1987, it became a private residence, and Brian Frink and Wilbur Neushwander-Frink have renovated it and turned the basement into a gallery/performance space for Rural America Contemporary Art (RACA).

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Mar
19
Fri
THE BASICS OF MEDICARE @ Virtual Class
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

THE BASICS OF MEDICARE

  • Friday, March 19
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Nelson Schmidt, Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota

Many of us have questions as we approach eligibility for Medicare coverage.  What does it cover?  How do we sign up?  What additional coverage do we need?  Those questions will be answered, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask others during this presentation.

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Mar
23
Tue
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: WHY WE MUST CONFRONT HISTORY @ Virtual Class
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: WHY WE MUST CONFRONT HISTORY

  • Tuesday, March 23
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • TED Talk, discussion

To move forward in the United States, we must look back and confront the difficult history that has shaped widespread injustice.  Revisiting a significant yet overlooked piece of the past, Hasan Kwame Jeffries emphasizes the need to weave historical context into our understanding of modern society so we can disrupt the continuum of inequality that affects marginalized communities.

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