PACER Center is offering “Families Are Important: Understanding the Early Intervention Process in Minnesota,” a free workshop for parents of infants and toddlers and for professionals on March 15, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m., at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, Minn. Advance registration is required. This free workshop will help parents understand the early intervention process in Minnesota. To register call 952-838-9000 or PACER.org.
The Frederic Chopin Society presents Pianist Inon Barnatan, Sun., March 16, 3 p.m. in Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. The Tel Aviv native, now New Yorker, who earned praise in his Twin Cities appearances with the Schubert Club appearance last season. The Program includes Bach, Schubert, Franck and Barber. Tickets are $25 / $15 students 21 and under. Call 612-822-0123. www.chopinsocietymn.org
“From Naughty to Nice: The Road to Positive Behavior Interventions,” a free workshop for parents of children with disabilities, will be held March 18, 2014, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, Minn. Advance registration is required. Topics include: Behavior as communication; Behaviors that may reflect unmet mental health needs; Positive interventions and alternatives to punishment at home, at school, and in the community. To register, call 952-838-9000, 800-537-2237 and visit PACER.org.
Button Poetry presents Act Up! An Evening of Art, Education, and Activism, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7 p.m., at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis. In 2010, Minnesota was alarmingly identified by the FBI as the 13th largest center for child prostitution and sex trafficking. The average age of these victims is 11-13 years old. This event will explore the issue of sex trafficking, featuring performances by Sierra DeMulder, Mama Mosaic Theater for Women (w/ Sha Cage, Eliza Rasheed, Jamela Pettiford), as well as local youth poets, dance, and live art. All proceeds go to Tubman, a multi-service agency that offers a continuum of healing and recovery to individuals and families struggling with domestic violence, sexual exploitation, substance abuse, mental illness and maintaining independence. $7-10 Suggested Donation. Doors at 6:30 p.m., For information or to volunteer, visit facebook.com/ events/ 14712649 93087766/?ref=22 or contact Sierra DeMulder at [email protected] or 612-859-4734.
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.
Pete Ferderer Inaugural Lecture as the Edward John Noble Professor of Economics, with a talktitled “The Wisdom of Crowds” on Thursday, March 27, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, of Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., Free and open to the public. For information email wul[email protected]
Maker Break, for kids ages 6-12, Monday, March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Make Kaleidoscopes, art books, Lego structures, duct tape wallets. Presented by The Works, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Daisy Duct, and Peter Hoh. For information call 651-642-0411 or visit www.sppl.org.
English Conversation Circles, Wednesdays in April, from 4 to 5:30 p.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.
House Party to Advance Women’s Human Rights, Sunday, April 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the home of Jan Conlin & Gene Goetz, 1710 Knox Ave., South, Minneapolis, MN. Please RSVP by March 31 to Ashley Monk at 612.746.4667 or [email protected]
Preschool Mandarin Chinese Storytime, on Wednesdays, April 9 and 23, from 3 to 3:45 p.m., at Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Chinese storytime, with stories, rhymes and songs in Mandarin Chinese.
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.
Circus Juventas 20th Anniversary and World Circus Day “Open House,” Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul. The event is free and open to the public. Step under the Big Top, try out unique circus equipment and see popular circus acts with center ring performances taking place every hour. A 7 p.m. performance is $20. For information call 651-699-8229 and visit CircusJuventas.org.
The 8th Annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards, Monday, April 7, from 6 p.m., at Crowne Plaza Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel, 11 Kellogg Boulevard East, Saint Paul, MN 55101. RSVP by March 28 to 651-325-4265. Admission is free; seating is limited. The keynote speaker is photographer Wing Young Huie.
Dr. Jack Shaheen, a 75-year-old author, media critic and former professor, widely honored for his research and activism contesting negative stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims in American media, will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Woulfe Alumni Hall in Anderson Student Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. His talk, “Reel Bad Arabs: Images of Arabs and Muslims in Popular Culture,” is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and more information can be found at www.stthomas.edu/oiss/programs/islam.
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
MMSA Blue & Green Spring Fling, Sat., April 26, 2014, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Maternity of Mary – St. Andrew Catholic School, 592 Arlington Ave. W, St. Paul. An adult fun event, game show theme evening with food, raffles, games, silent and live auctions. Reserve tickets by calling 651-489-1459 or visit www.mmsaschool.org. Tickets are $25 each + $5 drink wristbands (early bird price) or $10 at the door. Guests must be 21 years or older. Tickets also sold at the door.
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 ticketscontact 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.
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.
Support Sessions for SE Asian Youth, Wednedays at Brooklyn Center High School, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Safe, fun environment with food and gift cards. Contact Ying Lee at [email protected]