Teens Read Book Club, Mon, Feb 17, 6:30 p.m., at Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul. Do you want to read something new? Really new? Not-even-available-to-the-public new? Then join Red Balloon Bookshop’s Teens Read book club, open to teens in 7th-12th grade! Every month, each teen participant selects an Advanced Reader Copy of an upcoming book and writes a review to discuss at the next event. They also plan author events and book parties, volunteer at the store, blog, and more. Come to hang with friends, eat snacks, and find a favorite book. Call 651-224-8320, [email protected]
Social Media Workshop, Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Learn how to safely use Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites for your personal life as well as your business in this workshop class. The class is limited to 4 participants. Please call 651-642-0411 or stop in the library to sign up.
Chapter and Verse Book Club, Thurs, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., at Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul. A national book club for members of Children’s Literature Network and other children’s literature enthusiasts in their communities who wish to discuss children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry. They meet the third Thursday of every month at Red Balloon. www.childrensliteraturenetwork.com. For information call 651-224-8320 or visit redballoonbookshop.com.
Old Time Movie Night, Friday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Silent films with Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy. There will be live piano accompaniment by the world renowned Norris Anderson. Pop and popcorn still only 25 cents.
The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Indian Music Association of Minnesota invite concerned public to attend the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pangea World Theater Studio, 711 West Lake Street, Suite 101 Minneapolis, MN 55408. Light refreshments. For information contact IMSOM’s Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or visit www.imsom.org.
Women’s Human Rights Film Series: “With Impunity” on Monday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Beliefs about manhood that allow men to exploit and use violence against women are ingrained in our culture. “With Impunity” engages the thinking of leading historians, sociologists and practitioners to examine our past, cultural realities and options for ending gender-based violence. A discussion follows the film. Presented by The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights.
Online Application Workshop, Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Save yourself time by learning what information you can have ready before you start the application. Learn to identify required and optional items. Learn why employers ask certain questions and the most effective ways to respond. Learn how to save the application form and come back to it later. Learn how to upload your resume. There will be time to practice resume uploading. The class is limited to 4 participants. Please call 651-642-0411 or stop in the library to sign up.
Baby Lapsit Storytime, Tuesdays in February, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Baby storytime is filled with rhymes, stories and songs all geared for babies birth to 2 years. Come when you can.
English Conversation Circles, Wednesdays in February, from 4 to 5:30 a.m. at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. If English is not your first language, come and practice in casual conversation. All are welcome. Come when you can. Co-sponsored by the U of M Retirees Volunteers and Partners in English.
Preschool Storytime, Fridays in February, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Storytime for preschoolers (ages 3 to 5), with songs and puppets.
Macalester Orchestra Concert, Sat., March 1, at 8 p.m., in the Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Under the direction of Mark Mandarano, the annual Concerto Competition Concert is free and open to the public and features Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Weber’s Concertino for clarinet and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, with concerto competition winners Carmen Whitehead, piano; David Soro, clarinet and Nicholas Whittredge, violin. For information call 651-696-6808 or email [email protected]
Poetry Reading – A Ghassan Zaqtan and Fady Joudah poetry reading is free and open to the public on Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, of Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., Ghassan Zaqtan, a Palestinian poet and author of “Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: and Other Poems”, and Fady Joudah, a Palestinian-American poet, translator, essayist and physician, will read their poetry. This is a 2014 ACTC (Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities) Poetry Series event and is sponsored by the Macalester English Department. For information email [email protected]
A Panel discussion with Zaqtan and Joudah on poetry and politics will be held Tuesday, March 4 at noon, in the Weyerhaeuser Board Room of Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. The event is free adn open to the public. For information email [email protected]
The band “Xiu Xiu” with members Shayna Dunkelman, Angela Seo, and Jamie Stewart, recording on the Polyvinyl/Bella Union Label, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 8 p.m., 7th Street Entry of First Avenue, 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis. Tickets $13, an 18+ show. Call 612-338-8388 or visit www.first-avenue.com and www.xiuxiu.org.
Macalester College presents the Arnold Lowe Lectureship with Kecia Ali, an associate professor of Religion at Boston University, on Sun., March 9, at 4:30 p.m., in the Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Ali teaches and writes on Islam studies, Islamic law, women, ethics and biography. Her current book in progress investigates biographies of the Prophet Muhammad. The Lectureship is meant to further ecumenical understanding and discussion and is free and open to the public. For more information call 651-696-6141.
A lecture on “Uses and Abuses of Culture: Greece 1974 – 2010”, is free and open to the public on Tuesday, March 11, at 5 p.m. in Hewitt Hall, Music Building, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue., St. Paul, Minn. Call 651-696-6279. Professor Vicky Karaiskou will highlight the circumstances under which both traditional culture and modernity became fields of visual power in contemporary Greek society. Karaiskou is a distinguished Visiting Mellon Scholar in Art History at Macalester. Previously, she was professor at the Open University of Cyprus in Studies in Hellenic Culture. Her main area of interest is the human figure and its interactions with public space. Her latest book, Uses and Abuses of Culture: Greece 1974 – 2010, was published in 2013.
A screening of the documentary “The Real Story: Media Coverage of Disability Issues in Minnesota,” will be held Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m., in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, of Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. The film and panel discussion following is free and open to the public and will explore disability activism, advocacy and accomplishments over the past 40 years as reported in Minnesota publications. For information email [email protected]
Shades of Yellow presents its 10th SOY Enchanted Ball, Saturday, March 22, (time to be announced( at DS Event Center, 415 Pascal Street N., St. Paul, MN 55104. For information email [email protected]
Indian Music Association of Minnesota presents Rajan and Sajan Mishra (Hindustani Vocal); Ashis Sengupta (Tabla); and Vyasmurti Katti (Harmonium) on Sunday, March 23 at 5 p.m., in the Recital Hall of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105. For ticket information contact IMSOM’s Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or visit www.imsom.org.
Kairong Liu: Impressions of the Twin Cities, a show of oil and acrylic paintings depicting scenes from around the Twin Cities will run from March 1 through April 12, 2014 at The FrameWorks Gallery, 2022A Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Liu explores the natural beauty of the city and its neighborhoods while painting mostly outdoors. The collection will encompass everything from sweeping cityscapes to garden details. The exhibition will also include 8 supporting artists and open with a reception on March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. For information call 651-698-3372 or visit www.frameworksmn.com.
Thailand New Year, Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. at Augsburg Park Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield. Thai fruit carving, traditional dances, hands-on activities and learning. www.hclib.org/events
Thailand New Year, Saturday, Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m. at Oxboro Library, 8801 Portland Ave. S., Bloomington. Thai fruit carving, traditional dances, hands-on activities and learning. www.hclib.org/events
Indian Music Association of Minnesota presents, Shashank (Carnatic Flute); Mysore Srikanth (Violin); and Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam) on Sunday, April 27 at 5 p.m., in the Dr. V. Premanand Theater & Concert Hall, of Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431. For ticket information contact IMSOM’s Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or visit www.imsom.org.
Indian Music Association of Minnesota presents Kala Ramnath (Hindustani Violin); Subhankar Bannerji (Tabla); on Sunday, May 11 at 5 p.m., in the Dr. V. Premanand Theater & Concert Hall, of Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave. S, Bloomington, MN 55431. For ticket information contact IMSOM’s Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or visit www.imsom.org.
Indian Music Association of Minnesota presents the Trichur Brothers (Carnatic Vocal); Edapally Ajith Kumar (Violin); and Trichur Mohan (Mridangam) on Sunday, May 18 at 5 p.m., in the Recital Hall of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105. For ticket information contact IMSOM’s Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or visit www.imsom.org.
Nembutsu Chanting – Ancient Buddhist practice of following and returning to Amida Buddham, also called the “Universal Buddha.” Through the practice of Nembutsu Chanting, heighten spiritual awareness and healing on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 5015 14th Ave. S, Minneapolis 55417. For information contact Gadu at [email protected] or call 612-703-7501 or visit www.HOTResonanceArt.com.
Conversation Circles for English Language Learners, Mondays, 6:15 p.m., Ramsey County Library – Mounds View, 2576 County Road 10, Mounds View, MN 55112, and Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. Ramsey County Library – Shoreview, 4570 North Victoria Street, Shoreview, MN 55126. Interested in practicing your English speaking and understanding? Join us at our drop-in one-hour Conversation Circles. English students of any age, language origin or level are very welcome. Presented in partnership with Pike Lake Education Center. Call 651-724-6004 for information.
Rondo Exhibit, inside “Then Now Wow” at the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul. The story of Rondo, a thriving St. Paul African American community torn apart by I-94 construction.
North East Healing Circle (Spring Forest Qigong Practice Group) every Wednesday 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at Grain Belt Studios, 79 — 13th Ave. NE, Suite 201, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Everyone is welcome and admission is free with a $5 gift greatly appreciated. A healing circle to learn to help yourself and others to heal physically, mentally and spiritually. Contact Gadu [email protected] or call 612-703-7501.
Trancendental meditation, Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., 399 Ruth Street N., St Paul, MN 55119. Call 651-714-0254 or visit www.TM.org/twincities.
Volunteer to help seniors – One-time or for ongoing unpaid volunteer assignments to assist seniors. Chores available range from yard-work, painting, cleaning, and fix-it tasks. Perfect for individuals, groups, and families. Please contact Jeanne the NIP Seniors Program, Volunteer Coordinator at srvo[email protected] or call 612-746-8549 for more information. Visit www.neighborhoodinvolve.org for more information. Outside of Minneapolis, contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 for details.
Support Sessions for SE Asian Youth are offered on Wednedays at Brooklyn Center High School from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Safe, fun environment with food, gift cards and great support. If you are or know someone who needs help and support with drug or alcohol use, please con- tact Ying Lee at chem- [email protected]