WEDNESDAY/MAY 26

FRIENDS OF COLDWATER will lead a walk under the full moon this evening at Coldwater Springs, located on the Highway 55 frontage road just south of 54th Street in South Minneapolis. Free and open to all, the walk will step out at 7 p.m. For information, visit friendsofcoldwater.org.

FRIDAY/MAY 28

PERSONAL STORIES of recovery from mental illness will be shared in a free online program from noon-1 p.m.  Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the presentation is intended for people who are part of a faith community. To register, visit namimn.org and click on “classes.”

THURSDAY/JUNE 3

MEMORIAL BLOOD CENTER will be accepting blood donations from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the gymnasium at Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave. Sponsored by Sarah Kinney and Brian Wagner of Coldwell Banker Realty, the blood drive will follow all COVID safety protocols. To make an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/bf3byznk.

MIDWAY PEACE PARK, 416 N. Griggs St., will be the site of a tree and shrub planting event from 4-6 p.m. Join the Trust for Public Land, Tree Trust and Friends of Midway Peace Park in this voluntary effort. No experience is necessary. To register, visit tinyurl.com/7yf82vw5.

SATURDAY/JUNE 5

THE NATHAN HALE CHAPTER of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Nathan Hale Park, 401 Summit Ave. The public is invited. The ceremony will mark the 266th anniversary of the birth of this hero of the American Revolution, a soldier and spy for the Continental Army who was captured and executed by the British in 1776.

TUESDAY/JUNE 8

THE SAINT PAUL HIKING CLUB will gather this evening for a three-mile hike around Lake Nokomis. The hike will begin at 7 p.m. in the concessions parking lot at 5075 W. Lake Nokomis Pkwy. in Minneapolis. New members are welcome. Call Sharon at 651-207-5926.

WEDNESDAY/JUNE 9

A PRIDE MONTH webinar on society’s treatment of LGBT people through history will be offered from 7-9 p.m. by World Without Genocide. Panelists include state Senator Scott Dibble, Judge Tara Kalar of the state Department of Human Services, transgender rights advocate Ellie Krug and human rights fellow Caitlin Schweiger. The cost is $10, $5 for seniors and students. To register, visit worldwithoutgenocide.org.

 

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THURSDAY/JUNE 10

“THE SECOND-GENERATION EXPERIENCE,” a program on how the children of Holocaust survivors can better understand their parent’s trauma and how that trauma influenced their own development, will be offered from 7:30-9 p.m. by the Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul. The free Zoom session will be led by therapist Beth Johnson and nurse Bonnie Jaffe. To register for the link, call 651- 313-6623 or email jsaltzman@jfssp.org.

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