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  "Autism is a World" ~ Oscar-nominated documentary on CNN
Nominated for an Academy Award, "Autism Is A World" is a rare look at autism through the words of a young woman who lives with it. The result is a unique "inside-out" view of Autism. Produced and directed by filmmaker Gerry Wurzburg.

  "My Life, My Choices"
My Life - My Choices is a proposal to transform the opportunities for Minnesotans with disabilities through changes to law and policy. Our Stand for People with Disabilities: • Freedom to create her/his own life by acting as a consumer of serv...

  *Find a Library near you
Click the link below and you'll be taken to the Minnesota Library Directory, which allows you to search for libraries based on city, county, zipcode, library system, and more.

  4H Youth Programs
Minnesotans learn, grow, and have fun through 4-H clubs. 4-H is for all kids, whether they live in cities, towns, or rural areas; whatever their race, religion, gender, or disability. 4-H offers animal programs as well as programs addressing youth ...

  A Directory of Minnesota's Community Education Providers
The link below will bring you to a list of Community Education Providers in Minnesota, and includes links to their web sites. All community education courses are available to individuals with disabilities. Most providers also offer programs specifi...

  AbleNet ~ Learning products for children with special needs
AbleNet has designed practical products and creative solutions for teaching children with disabilities since 1985. The company focuses on simple-to-use assistive technology and supplemental curricular programs that are used worldwide by educators, fa...

  Adaptive Recreation & Learning Exchange (AR&LE)
AR & LE is a four-city cooperative that offers people with disabilities the chance to participate in their choice of Community Education and Recreation programs. AR & LE offers a variety of classes and activities that have been developed specificall...

  Adult Academic Disability Program of Robbinsdale Community Education
The mission of the Adult Academic Disability Program is to assist adults with brain injuries or strokes recover the skills they need to achieve their academic and vocational goals. Do you know a person in the metro area who has had a stroke or tr...

  American Craft Show
This craft show includes a juried show and sale, kids, demonstrations, talks and more. For more info visit www.craftcouncil.org or call 800.836.3470.

  American Sign Language Class
People use sign language for lots of different reasons, and ASL is a growing language being taught more and more to people of all ages. This class will help you learn the basics or practice new skills. It is appropriate for beginners or staff and c...

  American Swedish Institute
The 1908 castle like structure was the home of Swan J. Turnblad, a Swedish immigrant who made his fortune in the newspaper business. His 33-room castle is now a Swedish American Cultural Center. Elaborate woodcarvings, plaster work, antique furnishin...

  Anoka County Historical Society
It's hard to believe that the area we know as Ham Lake was once roamed by Bison. These are the types of fun and interesting facts you'll learn on a trip to the Anoka County Historical Society. On a guided tour through the museum, you'll see artifac...

  Antique Power Show
Do you want unique? The Antique Power Show and is taking place at the Little Log House Pioneer Village this Summer! Step back in time to a bustling town with a blacksmith shop, butcher shop, livery stable, general store, gristmill, and saloon, just...

  Arc Resource Center
Looking for information? Can't find a touch-screen computer to use? Whether you're a person with a disability, a family member, or a professional, the Arc Resource Center is a great place to start. They have an assortment of books, videos, magazin...

  Art Class ~ St. Stephen's Special Needs Program
This series of art classes from St. Stephen's Special Needs Program will focus on paper projects, but will also include other art forms. A great place to learn new skills, be creative, and make new friends! Register by contacting Julia Apaloo at th...

  Art class for kids with Autism
Come have fun making art. Classes will focus on sensory elements and exploring your child's process for making art. Class is limited to five children, and each child must be accompanied by a parent or PCA. For more information and to sign up contact ...

  Arts Access @ Your Library
Arts Access @ Your Library is a monthly performance series, held during the winter and spring, that connects teens and adults of all mental and physical abilities to cultural arts. Events include theater, music, puppets, storytelling and more! Th...

  Attainment Company
This organization produces cutting-edge Assistive Technology devices, including software, computerized devices, books, and more. Products strenghten users in many areas, including life skills, math, literacy, work skills, and teacher utilities. Visit...

  Autism Day Treatment Program
The Autism Day Treatment Program is a year-round therapeutic classroom environment designed specifically for preschool children who have diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  Autism Support Services
St. David's Center provides parent's in Autism Support by evaluating the needs of your family, help you develop a care plan, and works with your family to coordinate services.

  Ballet Minnesota
This organization offers professional Ballet performances, as well as a Ballet school with programs for all skill levels. Ballet Minnesota also has several events throughout the year, including a youth concert series and the Minnesota Dance Festival ...

  Beginning Knitting
Warm up your winter with a new pair of meetings or a scarf! You'll learn the basic knitting techniques of casting-on, binding-off, knitting, and purling. These skills will provide you with the foundation to further explore the exciting and especially...

  Book Club for People of All Abilities
This book club is for people of all abilities who read books in any format. Whether you read it yourself, read with a friend, have someone read to you, or listen to books on tape, you are encouraged to join in! The group will read and discuss many bo...

  Book Club for Young Women
Reading is one of the most important things we do as people. If you are a young woman with an interest in reading, this book club is just for you. You'll spend Saturday mornings discovering the joy of reading and talking about a wide variety of liter...

  BookShare ~ Accessible books of all types
Bookshare dramatically increases access to books for the community of visually impaired and otherwise print disabled individuals. This online community enables book scans to be shared, thereby making thousands of books available to individuals at ve...

  Brain Injury Basics: An Introduction
Brain Injury affects more people and families than you think! This is an introductory workshop that presents basic facts about the brain and brain injury, living with brain injury and its effects, brain injury resources, and more. Contact the Brain I...

  Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Brain injury not only impacts the person who sustained the injury, but also all individuals in their lives. These individuals play an important role in enhancing quality of life and promoting adjustment to life ater a loved one's brain injury throug...

  Brain Injury Education - Traveling Workshops
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance provides free or low-cost educational opportunities for all people affected by brain injury, including family and friends, and training opportunities for the professionals who support them.

  Brooklyn Park - Adaptive Recreation
Brooklyn Park offers a variety of Recreation and Leisure programs to people of all ages and all abilities. While they do have a strong inclusion philosophy, Brooklyn Park also offers activates geared to individuals with disabilities. You choose wha...

  Camp Knutson
Experience Camp Knutson "A special place where every child is special" Nature inspires creativity; it encourages the full use of the senses where a child can find freedom, fantasy and peace. Camp Knutson believes in the importance of community a...

  CCP Works!
CCP Works! provides a variety of employment and training services to individuals with disabilities so they can use their skills and talents and reach their vocational goals. Employment and Training Services:  Career Development – vocation...

  Chess Club for Kids ~ Southdale Library
Studies in the U.S. and around the world have proven that playing chess improves a child's math, English, reading, and critical thinking skills. Since the Southdale Resource Library began a bi-monthly Chess Club for children, dozens of kids have disc...

  Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) ~ Parade and celebration
This is Minnesota's largest Hispanic/Latino event, and one of the nation's 10 largest Cinco de Mayo festivals. The fiesta honors the historic Mexican Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which the Mexican people defeated the stronger French forces invading ...

  Circus Juventas
This organization offers a non-competitive alternative to organized sports. A combination of atheletics and art, Circus Juventas is a performing arts circus school for children and youth. Its mission is to inspire artistry and self-confidence throug...

  Community Bridge - Adults with Disabilities Program
The Community Bridge Consortium facilitates the participation of adults with disabilities in all aspects of Community Education programming by providing reasonable support and accommodations. Through their participation, these adults learn new things...

  Comstock House
The hundreds of books in Solomon Comstock's 1882 home illustrate how important education was to his family. His daughter, Ada, became the first dean of women at the University of Minnesota and later was president of Radcliffe College in Massachusett...

  Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota
Headquartered at the historic CSPS (Sokol) Hall in St. Paul, the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center is a unique organization. It enhances the goals and activities of existing Czech and Slovak organizations in Minnesota; it creates new cultural, educati...

  Dakota County Historical Society
Dakota's rich history is preserved in detail with many exhibits, some permanent and some changing. View a general store, blacksmith's shop, post office, boarding house, barber shop, kitchen, jail, and numerous other rooms filled with artifacts and i...

  DisABILITIESBOOKS
1) You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities (Kensington, 2001) is a collection of 63 short essays by “veteran” parents of children with disabilities asked to write the stories they wish they had h...

  Disability History Exhibit - 22 Panel Display
* This twenty-one panel exhibit traces perceptions, attitudes, services, struggles and achievements in the history of persons with developmental and other disabilities. * From antiquity through the present, the exhibit brings viewers through an ...

  Drive Safe, Inc.
Is driving for you? Drive Safe can help you find out. Thier services are designed for people with disabilities of all types, and include: On-site evaluations and training, behind-the-wheel training, weekend evaluations and training, Medical OT and on...

  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
If you got lost in the woods, would you know how to survive or which plants are edible? About once a month Eagle Bluff offers family get-away weekends that are both fun and teach important outdoor skills. Naturalist-guided trips range from snowshoein...

  Early Intervention & Support St. David's Center
St. David's Center provides education, support and resources for families facing obstacles in successfully raising thier children. Family Place provides support for parents raising preschool-age children, Healthy Families supports expecting and new p...

  EarthFusion Festival
This eco festival has live music, food vendors, dance performances, art, workshops on sustainability, and more. For more info call 612.824.1230 or visit www.earthfusion.org

  ExploraDome
What is the ExploraDome? The ExploraDome is a portable, immersive learning environment where students experience "hands-on, minds-on" learning. The ExploraDome programs feature age-appropriate lessons delivered underneath a 25-foot diameter dome....

  Fall Harvest Festival ~ MN Landscape Arboretum
Don't miss this terrific Fall Festival! There will be lots of fun and educational activities, including a hay pit treasure hunt, willow and leaf crown workshops, old-fashioned apple cider production, pumpkin head creation, a kids' pie-eating contest,...

  Family and Child Programs ~ Carver County Libraries
The Library has a variety of fun and educational events for families. We welcome all families to visit us for a storytime, art activity or other program at their local branch. Family events are a great opportunity for families to meet new friends, sc...

  Family Day at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
A free day for families at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, featuring Chinese art, dance, music, dragon-making activities, and more. Lots to see and learn about Chinese culture. For more information, contact the Minneapoils Institute of Arts or c...

  Festival of Nations
The Festival of Nations has been presented by the International Institute of Minnesota since 1932, and has become one of the nation's largest and longest-running multi-ethnic events. The festival features an enormous gathering of international shop ...

  Fort Ridgely
Built in 1853, Fort Ridgely was intended as a police state for keeping the peace between new settlers and the Dakota. Learn about the daily lives of the people who lived and worked in this civil war-era military fort. Try on Prairie clothing, wool so...

  Foss Swim School
Foss Swim School is a talented and energetic group of professionals dedicated to your child's interest in swimming. Foss provides a creative, unique, challenging, and remarkably "Foss" style of teaching that makes children into safe and masterful swi...

  Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life
This museum is centered around a farmhouse, built in 1849, where Jane DeBow lived. Born in New York, she was kidnapped by missionaries at age five and found herself living among the Dakotah Indians around Fort Snelling. She became highly interested...

  Gilfillan Estate
The Gilfillan Estate is a restored 1882 farmhouse, with a beautiful yard and flower gardens. A guided tour of the estate highlights the home's original furniture, a summer kitchen, antique farm machinery and other various farm buildings. Call for mo...

  Girls in Action ~ A program to empower young women
Girls in Action™ was designed to increase academic engagement while decreasing violent and disruptive behavior in female students. The project began in September, 2005 at North Community High School, a large urban public school in Minneapolis. Th...

  Glorious Fourth Celebration
Celebrate this year's Independence Day by traveling back to the time when America won its freedom from the British. This history-oriented festival includes games, horse-drawn trolley rides, children's activities, costumed personalities, and more. Pra...

  Grantwriting Clinic (for nonprofit staff & organizations)
Grantwriting endeavors too often drain an organization’s limited resources and end in frustration. Nonprofits that consistently get their grants funded know how to target their solicitations, write a compelling case for their program or organization,...

  Great Lakes Aquarium
America's only all-freshwater aquarium, The Great Lakes Aquarium features a unique 120,000-gallon display. You can captain an ore freighter and learn about the unpredictable weather patterns that have been known to sink ships. At the aquarium, you ca...

  Great River Energy Bicycle Festival
This action packed event centers on bicycling, and includes the men's and women's Nature Valley Grand Prix, an "Alive After 5" Concert, a health expo, and stunt bike riding! For more information, use the phone number or weblink below.

  Greek Festival
Like most people, Greeks are very proud of their heritage and we love that about them. Come to this event and celebrate all things Greek: there will be food, a bake sale, dancing, tours, bazaar, music, and more. Call Saint Mary's Greek Orthodox Churc...

  Groves Academy Summer Program
Personalized instruction and support for students with specific learning disabilities and attention disorders. Four-week morning program focuses on reading, spelling, writing and math. Afternoon program offers social and enrichment courses. Aftern...

  Hammer
Hammer is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. The individuals live in homes or apartments in Wayzata, Plymouth, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, New Hope, and Maple...

  Harriet Alexander Nature Center
The Harriet Alexander Nature Center (HANC) is an oasis of natural beauty and tranquility nestled within the borders of Roseville. The Center's boardwalks and trails circulate through 52 acres of marsh, prairie and forest habitats. During a visit to H...

  Harvest Festival - Historic Murphy's Landing
Join the farmers and townsfolk of Eagle Creek as they celebrate the fruit of their hard summer labors. Enter a pie or handicraft of your own in the fair or help judge the competition. Ride the horse-drawn trolley, earn prizes in games of skill and ch...

  Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center
An award winning documentary chronicles the construction of this 76-foot long, hand-built replica of a viking ship and it's 6,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic in 1982. The ship is located at the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, with other i...

  Historic Fort Snelling
Historic Fort Snelling opens its gates and welcomes you to 19th century frontier life. Talk with costumed soldiers who grumble about farm chores or help with the laundry using a washboard and lye soap. Meet a Dakota trader's wife, have tea with Mrs. ...

  Holy Land Exhibit
This is a Bible land museum with many interesting relics and exhibits from the Holy Land. Specifically, the exhibit has exhibits from: Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq (Mesopotamia), Iran (Persia), Turkey (Asia Minor), Cyprus, Italy, Greece, an...

  Independence, Productivity, Self Determination, Integration & Inclusion (IPSII)
IPSII Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing Independence, Productivity, Self Determination, Integration & Inclusion (IPSII) among people with disabilities and their families. Julie Kenney, Executive Director of IPSII, is a grad...

  Independent Living Skills Classes at MCIL
As part of its Independent Living Skills Program, MCIL offers a number of classes for people with disabilities. These classes are designed to provide people with a brief introduction to various topics, including: Introduction to computers (Internet...

  Intermedia Arts
This organization provides a variety of artistic programs and exhibits for people of all ages and abilities. Intermedia Arts practices all artforms from film and painting to photography and sculpture. To learn more about Intermedia, use the contact...

  Irish Fair of Minnesota
It's a three-day celebration of Irish heritage! That means food, fun and music on the banks of the Mississippi River. Since 2001, the Irish Fair has been held at beautiful Harriet Island Regional Park in downtown St. Paul. The festival is recognized ...

  KidAbility and KidAbility-2
Children host this video, educating both themselves and viewers about disabilities. While profiling adults and children who talk candidly about their disabilities, the children learn that people are more alike than different. Along the way they also ...

  Kids on the Keys
Kids on the Keys is a comprehensive musical experience for children ages 4-6, with an emphasis on piano, to guide the child to a greater understanding and appreciation of music. The class is designed as a continuous program in weekly classes of on...

  Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center features full-scale replicas of ship cabins, recovered artifacts from sunken ships, film presentations, and sightseeing information (lighhouse nearby). They also post arrival and departure times of huge, 1,00...

  Landmark Center
Landmark Center is a great destination: there is a good, inexpensive cafe, a WWII museum, TRACES, the Schubert Club Museum, and the Ramsey County Historical Society display area. Many of the courtrooms are open, and the building is beautiful. The ...

  Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Festival
Little House on the Prairie may not be on TV much anymore, but fans of the show need not despair! You can take a trip back in time with this festival, featuring pioneer storytelling, games, costumed characters, and music. Call the Red Balloon Books...

  LDA of Minnesota
LDA's mission is "to maximize the potential of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities or related learning difficulties so that they and their families lead more productive and fulfilled lives." The Center offers a wealth of resources,...

  Life Sports
Life Sports - a program of St. Paul Adaptive Recreation Community Happenings (ARCH), is a four-week program in which participants will focus on the basics of a different sport each week. Some of the activities that may be included are: horseshoes, bo...

  LifePages Film Selection - Darius Goes West
Darius Weems, a 15-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, had never left his hometown of Athens, Georgia. In the summer of 2005, he and a group of young college students traveled across the country in a wheelchair-accessible RV to test accessi...

  LifePages Film Selection - Without Pity: A film about abilities
This HBO documentary, narrated by Christopher Reeve, celebrates the efforts of people with disabilities to live full, productive lives. We meet a cross section of Americans - a young woman with cerebral palsy cares for her baby, while a man with cere...

  Lower Sioux Agency
At the Lower Sioux Agency, discover the truth about the devastating US - Dakota conflict of 1862. This uprising left 500 settlers and an unknown number of Native American Dakota dead. During your visit you'll learn how the conflict changed Dakota way...

  MacPhail Center for Music
Welcome to MacPhail Center for Music Mission: To transform lives and enrich our community through music education. Vision: To be the best center for community music education in the United States and a valued resource worldwide. MacPhail of...

  Magnifying Abilities
Magnifying Abilities is a social/recreational program for persons with mental or physical disabilities. The program was established in 1987 through the Carver and Scott County Community Education and the Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative. The prog...

  Maple Syrup Festival
Where would pancakes be without maple syrup? This event will feature displays and demonstrations on how maple syrup is tapped from trees and made into the delicious topping we know so well. There will also be children's activities, crafts, contests...

  MCAD Summer Youth Programs
MCAD Summer Youth programs challenge young artists to think, design, build and create. Many unique classes are offered, specifically designed for children ages 4-16 and lead by working artist educators. Visit the MCAD website to view their catalog ...

  Meet wild animals in person, every Thursday!
This summer you can meet live animals every Thursday night, in three different Hennepin County parks! Rattlesnakes, bald eagles, flying squirrels, and Gila Monsters are only some of the animals you can meet and learn about. Some animals can be touc...

  Metro Adaptive Athletic Association
The Metro Adaptive Althetic Association oversees official high school adaptive athletics in the Twin Cities metro area. Contact them for information on programs and opportunities in your area.

  Military Life in Minnesota: 1850s-1870s
Get a feel for what life was like for Minnesota soldiers during the Civil War. You'll see demonstrations, military and civilian encampments, and expert speakers. There will also be a kids play area. To learn more, contact Murphy's Landing using the i...

  Minneapolis Community Education
Minneapolis Community Education Programs offer a variety of activities and classes for people of all ages and abilities. See their web site for class schedules and other information. Minneapolis Community Education also offers classes and recreatio...

  Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat
Humorist and playwright Kevin Kling's whirlwind journey through Minneapolis history provides a light-hearted look at people and events that have shaped the city. Runtime: That would be 19 minutes... 612.341.7555 http://www.millcitymuseum.org ...

  Minneapolis Institute of Arts
A great permanent collection of Art! Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) houses the nations best Asian art collection, as well as more than 100,000 other treasures. Marvel at Claude Monet's "Grainstack" and Pierre Auguste Rodin's "Age of Bronze" s...

  Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
This is an active Air Guard base offering exciting aviation exhibits such as the A-12 Blackbird spy-plane, RF-4C Recon Phantom, F-101B Voodoo, and many many more. See web site for more information.

  Minnesota Center for Book Arts
This organization offers classes to children and adults on making paper, binding books, designing covers, and all aspects of making and publishing books. The children's classes are especially exciting and creative. For more information on MCBA and it...

  Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) was founded in 1987 to meet the increasing information needs of nonprofits and to convene nonprofits to address issues facing the sector. MCN is the statewide association of more than 1,800 member nonprofit o...

  Minnesota History Center
With its breathtaking views of downtown St. Paul and the State Capitol, the Minnesota Historical Society's History Center is an architectural masterpiece. With something for everyone, it is home to an innovative museum and a modern library. This is ...

  Minnesota Museum of American Art
The Minnesota Museum of American Art is the only art museum in St. Paul and houses paintings by well-known artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Childe Hassam and Grant Wood. Explore their permanent collection or visit the web site and click on events...

  Minnetonka Center for the Arts
From its beginning, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts' purpose has been to help a diverse group of Minnesotans - particularly families and children - make art a part of everyday life. Offering classes and events, they strongly believe in the value o...

  Moss Gardens
Join the folks at Westwood Hills Nature Center and take a closer look at intriguing mosses and lichens. Then, go on an expedition to collect mosses, lichens and objects to build your own miniature landscape! Contact Westwood Hills to register.

  Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
An entire museum dedicated to medical quackery! See the most hilarious, ridiculous, and fraudulant devices ever put forth into the medical world. This museum's unique quality has earned it surprising praise from the likes of Time Magazine, David Le...

  Nguyen School of Tae Kwon Do
The Nguyen School of Tae Kwon Do has been in the Burnsville area since 1992 and is one of many activities offered through Independent School District 191 Community Education. This school is affiliated with the International Black Belt Federation (IBB...

  North Suburban Chess Club
This informal chess group meets Wednesdays from at Barnes and Noble bookstore in the Har Mar Mall. This is a large gathering of players who are just looking for casual games. For more information, contact Art Fisher at the number below.

  On Your Toes Dance Studio
Learn to dance! On Your Toes School of Dance provides training to all ages in all types of dance. There are recreational and competitive ballroom programs in the areas of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and other styles. Call or visit the web site for...

  PACER's National Bulling Prevention Center
Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources. PACER’s bullying prevention resources are designed to benefit a...

  Paul Bunyan Amusement Center
One of Minnesota's most famous and gigantic citizens is non other than Paul Bunyan. Although Paul and his blue ox, Babe, make the rounds to a number of other cities, everyone knows his full-time place of residence is Brainerd. Now Paul's a pretty sma...

  Peter J. King Community Center - Salvation Army
This new neighborhood establishment features a gym, children's adventure zone, library, computer lab, weigh and exercise room, food shelf, conference room, chapel, kitchen, meeting rooms, childcare, and more! Ask about membership options.

  Program Development Associates
Program Development Associates distributes multimedia training and educational resources on an up-to-date list of disability topics. We supply disability professionals in social service agencies, k-12 special education teachers in public and priva...

  Project Power - Anoka Area Community Education
Project Power promotes inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of community education programs and makes reasonable accommodations to provide an enriching experience for all participants. See their web site for more informati...

  Project SOAR
A COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES BY PROVIDING SPECIALIZED CLASSES AND INCLUSION SERVICES. Project SOAR is a consortium, supported by the Community Education Departments of the Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Par...

  Ramsey County Historical Society
Historic sites abound in St. Paul, so this organization has a lot to work with. The Landmark Center and the Gibbs Museum are the hubs of the Ramsey County Historical Society, but a plethora of other sites are included as well. RCHS also has numerou...

  Reach for Resources
Reach for Resources is a non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of support services to promote independent living and community integration for people with developmental disabilities in Hennepin and Carver Counties. Recreation and...

  Red Hot Art Festival
Another great local art festival to kick off the Summer, featuring art (of course), live music, film screenings, food, and performances. For more information, use the phone number or weblink below.

  Remembering the Civil War
Celebrate "Remembering the Civil War in the Capitol" month in July. On these guided tours, discover why the Capitol is decorated with Civil War artifacts, paintings and memorials, and learn about the role of Minnesota in the war. See the Union attire...

  Robbinsdale Community Education
Robbinsdale Community Education offers activities and programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. See their web site for specific program schedules and information. The Windows of Opportunity program exists to support the inclusion of indiv...

  Rosefest
Rosefest has an extensive and exciting schedule of events that includes a health fair, stupid pet and human tricks, battle of the bands, starlyte movie night, art festival, bluegrass festival, fishing contest, softball tourney, and more. Don't miss t...

  Rourke Art Gallery and Museum
Housed in the 1880 historic Martinson home, the Rourke Art Gallery features regional artists. The museum, once the Moorhead post office, houses permanent collections of Contemporary American, pre-Columbian, Hispanic, African and Native American art. ...

  Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
This day camp for kids 6-12 is non-stop action, with activities ranging from sports and field trips to computer labs and movies. It's a great way to gain experience, make friends, and burn off energy! For more info or an application, call Catherine B...

  Scuba Center of Minneapolis
Scuba Center offers an array of scuba learning opportunities from beginners to advanced divers. Classes are ongoing, and the Center also has all the latest in scuba gear and publications. If you're curious about scuba diving, the Scuba Center is a ...

  See the Butterfly Garden at Lowery Nature Center
Join the group from Magnifying Abilities for a trip to Lowery Nature Center, where you'll help plant a flower garden to create a habitat for butterflies! After the flower planting, the group will take a self-guided tour of the nature center and hike ...

  Sibley Historic Site
The Sibley Historic site is Minnesota's oldest European-American settlement. Through costumed interpreters, you'll learn about the life of Henry Sibley, our state's first governor. Explore two 1830'3 limestone houses, a fur comapany cold store and th...

  Spring Raptor Release
Watch as Raptor Center staffers return rehabilitated birds to the wild! Enjoy live music by Michael Monroe, join hands-on kids' activities (including a rock climbing wall), peruse educational displays, learn about these magnificent creatures, and cel...

  Springbrook Nature Center
This wildlife reserve consists of 127 acres of wildlife. There are 350 unique plant species at Springbrook including Trilliums, Gentians and Orchids. The threatened Blandings turtle also dwells there, and other animals frequently seen by visitors i...

  St. David's Young Adult Club
We provide services in: •Early Childhood Education - preschool and extended day care for children ages 15 months - 5 years •Pediatric Therapies - rehabilitative therapies including speech, physical, occupational, music, feeding and autism day tre...

  Stora Enso - Duluth Paper Mill
Ever wonder where paper comes from and how it's made? Tour this high-tech, world class paper mill for all the answers. You must be at least 10 years old to take the tour, and reservations are required. Ask for specific directions and be sure to ask a...

  Stroller Strides
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. Classes are taught by specially trained instructors. Please ge...

  Sunday Afternoons in the Garden!
This Summer, spend a Sunday afternoon in the lush Noerenberg Memorial Gardens on Lake Minnetonka. Gardening gurus will conduct free tours of the gardens and answer any gardening questions you can come up with. Don't miss this free chance to tour on...

  Swim Lessons ~ Saint Paul Adaptive Recreation
This is an opportunity for students with developmental disabilities to learn basic swim skills, including breath control, floats and strokes. Advanced swimmers have a chance to refine the skills they already possess. Lessons are taught with volunteer...

  Tamarack Nature Center
Tamarack is a 320-acre park preserve located within Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park. Wood chipped paths, paved trails and boardwalks provide year-round access. In this diverse community you will find red fox, deer, woodcock, and other wildlife, ...

  Tapestry Folkdance Center
Explore the wide world of dance! The Tapestry Folkdance Center features classes, workshops, and dance events for many styles of dance, including Swing, International folk dancing, New England Contra dancing, English Country dancing, Scandinavian dan...

  Texas Hold 'Em ~ Learn and Play for FREE
This is a great opportunity for people who like poker. Every Friday night, this venue offers free lessons on how to play Texas Hold 'Em. Then, after the lesson, there is a weekly tournament that costs nothing to enter, but pays out up to $200! Real l...

  Textile Center
The Textile Center is a coalition of the textile community, dedicated to promoting and preserving the excellence of fiber art. They offer workshops on everything from quilting and weaving to basketry and sculpture. The Center also offers one-of-a-kin...

  The Arc
The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families(See also Arc Minnesota and Arc Hennepin/Carver County). It is devoted to promoting and improving supports and se...

  The Art Academy
The Art Academy offers classes for children, teens, and adults. Visit their web site for more information on the classes as well as their costs.

  The Bakken Museum is a scientific work of art!
There is much to be learned at the Bakken Museum and library, which focuses on electricity and magnetism in life. Exhibits include "The Spark of Life" (learn interactively how electricity works and how people came to harness it), "The Electrarium" (...

  The Emily Program
The Emily Program provides comprehensive personalized care for people with eating disorders and related concerns; offering a wide range of eating disorder treatment services.

  The Lazarus Project
The Lazarus Project is a small center-based, early intervention, verbal behavior therapy center for children with autism. The center serves approximately 10 children, ages 2-8, in a one-to-one environment for 20 hours per week. The Lazarus Center has...

  The Raptor Center
See Great Horned Owls, Osprey, Red-Tailed Hawks, Eagles and many more birds of prey at the world-renowned Raptor Center in St. Paul. The center functions as a hospital for injured birds; once recovered, the birds are released back into the wild. If...

  The Rendezvous - The Place to Dance!
The Rendezvous offers a variety of affordable dance classes. You can take a one-evening introductory course. Introductory nights are focused on a specific type of dance (i.e. ballroom, salsa) and end in a "practice party." Other classes are four ...

  The Schubert Club -- For talented musicians
The Schubert Club, established in 1882, is a non-profit arts organization that presents eight concert series annually, operates a Museum of Musical Instruments, runs an annual scholarship competition for music students, provides after-school music le...

  The Science Museum of Minnesota ~Life Pages Supporter~
The Science Museum is a fun, hands-on museum experience. See their website for exhibit details and for more information about the Omnitheater or 3-D laser theater. Visit their web site often because exhibits and movies change frequently!

  Theatrix
Theatrix is a homeschool theater group that has been performing in Minneapolis since 1995. Theatrix has a two-show season, with cast and crew members ranging in age from 5-18 and coming from communities throughout the greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area...

  Therepeutic Art for Children and Adults with Disabilities
Danelle Griner explores therepeutic art activities with adults and children who have disabilities. Art sessions are conducted in the convenience of your home. Along with providing opportunities for self expression and education, art sessions utilize ...

  Twin Cities Book Festival
This event is not a piece of fiction! The 5th annual Twin Cities Book Festival will feature Readings and Talks by talented writers from around the country, Book Arts Demonstrations run by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Rain Taxi's annual Used Bo...

  Underwater Adventures Aquarium ~Life Pages Supporter~
Underwater Adventures has been voted "Best Shark Encounter" by Discovery Channel's travelchannel.com! Mingle with the creatures of the sea as you walk though 1.2 million gallons of water while staying completely dry. Sharks, stingrays, octopii, sea...

  Upstream Arts
The mission of Upstream Arts is to enhance the lives of adults and youth with disabilities by fostering creative communication and social independence through the power of arts education. Our arts education workshops are for all people with dis...

  Vietnamese Tet New Year
Experience the mystery and beauty of Vietnamese culture at this Vietnamese New Year Celebration! Activities include a fashion show, dance, karaoke, Vietnamese food, martial arts demonstrations, contests, community resource information, and more. ...

  Walnut Grove
In 1874, the now famous 7-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family traveled from Wisconsin's Big Woods to Walnut Grove, Minnesota. They settling on the banks of Plum Creek and this community still preserves Laura's past and celebrates with an an...

  Wayzata Public Schools Community Education Services
This is the office of a local school district that provides community education classes. Call for more information, or to receive a catalog of community ed. opportunities.

  Westonka Community Education
Community Education offering a variety of programs for community members of all ages and abilities. Westonka offers support for individuals with disabilities in standard community ed. offerings. They also provide the Circle of Friends program, whic...

  Westwood Hills Nature Center
Westwood Hills Nature Center has many beautiful trails through the natural homes of our animal friends. Pick a day with good weather, get out and enjoy the vibrant plant and wildlife at this educational and relaxing nature center. Use the link belo...

  White Bear Center for the Arts
The WBCA serves the community by offering a growing number of accessible art programs and projects for all ages. The WBCA has more than 30 professional instructors committed to teaching the arts in a variety of forms to children, youth and adults. ...

  White Bear Lake Chess Club
This is an informal chess club that meets in White Bear Lake. Meetings are irregular, so call Tim Cameron at the number below before attending.

  Wild Bird Day ~ Minnesota Zoo
Come support migratory bird conservation at the Zoo - Introduce yourself to the wonders of birds and help ensure a future for all of our feathered friends. Visit with staff, learn more about backyard birding and Minnesota migratory birds, and enjoy s...

  Youth Artists Initiative (YAI)
The Young Artists Initiative (YAI) believes that the arts should be accessible to all young people regardless of their race, beliefs or economic status. Too many young artists have been unable to participate in arts training because of the high tuit...

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