VIEWING, DISCUSSION OF NETFLIX’S “13TH
Thursday, January 30
Bukata Hayes, Greater Mankato Diversity Council Executive Director, Facilitator; Josh Milow, Blue Earth County Community Corrections Director, and Sharrise Truesdale-Moore, Minnesota State Mankato Corrections Program Coordinator, Panelists
We will view and discuss the thought-provoking documentary where scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. We will invite locals who work with the justice system to join us.
Registration deadline: 1/28
Mystery Theater: Last Friday of the month, 9:30 am
On Dangerous Ground (1952), with Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino. A hardened cop travels a hazardous road that leads him out of urban darkness. Director Nicholas Ray’s visual treatment of despair and salvation is one of the most moving in a mystery film.
Dead Reckoning (1947), Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott. Seeking the truth about the mysterious disappearance of his wartime buddy, a returning veteran becomes involved with a wealthy femme fatale and a crooked nightclub owner.
Side Street (1947), Farley Granger and Cathy O’Donnell. Story of a part-time postman impulsively stealing a wad of money and finding himself involved with gangsters and murder. Striking New York City locations.
VINE is offering Aqua Zumba the 1st Saturday of the month in place of Water Exercise Level 2.
Perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.
Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss!
There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.
Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.
Facilitated by VINE’s Community Living Coaches, Joyce Kolbet and Carol Ries.
Please call (507) 387-1666 with any questions.
GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW: A GIFT TO THOSE YOU LOVE
Wednesday, February 5
VINE Staff, Presenter
This program will provide guidance for gathering and storing significant personal information so it’s available to your loved ones after you die. Join VINE staff and others for this important discussion. Give yourself and your family a sense of security and peace of mind. A guidebook can be purchased for $10 and includes all of the information you need.
Registration deadline: 2/3
EMERALD ASH BORER AND OTHER PESTS
Thursday, February 6
Ashley Steevens, City of Mankato Park and Open Space Superintendent, Presenter
The emerald ash borer only attacks ash trees. At this time, emerald ash borer has been detected about 57 miles from Mankato—the Department of Agriculture recommends no treatment until it is discovered within 15 miles—but the City of Mankato is preparing for that time.
Registration deadline: 12/4
EXPLORE VARIOUS MEDIA OF ART
Have you ever wanted to try drawing, painting, or other forms of art? Art on the VINE is offering a monthly exploration group for anyone interested in sharing these experiences. Every level of interest is welcome to come join in the fun.
Members of the VINE Adult Community Center can take advantage of our monthy member perks including free blood pressure checks on the second Monday of each month from 8:30-10:30 am. A nurse from Freedom Home Care will be available to do blood pressure checks for any VACC members interested.