PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and Friends of PACER invite the Minnesota community to show support for students who are bullied at the fifth annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, which kicks off National Bullying Prevention Month in October. The event is held at the Normandale Lake Bandshell, Normandale Blvd. and 84th St. in Bloomington, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the 4-mile run or the 2-mile walk/roll at 10 a.m. A presentation, prizes and music starts at 11 a.m. Paula Goldberg, PACER Center, Executive Director Julie Hertzog, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center director, Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaking at post-race program. Students involved in bullying prevention efforts in Minnesota. Vikings Cheerleaders and Viktor the Viking mascot interacting with and cheering on participants. Learn more at PACER.org/Bullying.
No New Quagmires: Stop the U.S. War in Iraq – No U.S. War in Syria The Minnesota Peace Action Coalition is organizing an anti-war protest, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, from 4 to 5 p.m., at Hiawatha and Lake Street in Minneapolis. Speak out against the new U.S. military intervention in Iraq and the threat of U.S. intervention is Syria. Participants will hold signs and banners against the new U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Syria as well as hear speakers from participating organizations. The protest was initiated by Minnesota Peace Action
Coalition and supported by AFSCME Local 3800, Anti-War Committee, Military Families Speak Out (Minnesota chapter), Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Women Against Military Madness and others. For information, call 612 275-2720 or 612 827-5364.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Naadharasa: The Essence of Naadha, with V V Subrahmanyam & V V S Murari (Carnatic Violin Duet), with Poovalur Sriji (Mridangam) Tripunithura Radhakrishnan (Ghatam) on Sunday, Sept. 21 2014, at 5 p.m., in the Dr V Premanand Theater and Concert Hall, of Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55431. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
NCMSDC Midwest Business Opportunity Fair, Wednesday Sept. 24-25, 2014 at 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403. North Central Minority Supplier Development Council’s two-day business networking conference and trade fair. Call McKay CrowShoe at 612-465-8881 or email [email protected] for information and to register.
St. Paul Yoga Center 20th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 1162 Selby Avenue, St. Paul (near the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Interstate 94). This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. From 1 to 4 p.m. in the Corner Studio, guests will be able to sample various styles of yoga, including beginning, vinyasa, restorative, inner alignment, Iyengar-based and yoga dance. Free refreshments and mini-massages, along with acupuncture and craniosacral treatments, will be available beginning at 1:30 in the Selby Studio. At 4 p.m., there will be a yoga demonstration by several teachers, followed by a special celebration honoring Donna Gustafson, founder and retired owner of the St. Paul Yoga Center. The grand finale begins at 4:30 with Kirtan, a meditative musical form that involves call-and-response between performers and audience. The Kirtan will be led by Minneapolis-based chant artists Sitara and Kalyani with Pavan Kumar. For information call 651-253-8903 or visit www.stpaulyogacenter.com.
PACER Center is offering “Parent Talk: Communicating with professionals and connecting with other families,” a free workshop for parents of children with developmental delays and disabilities ages birth to 5. It is on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., in Bloomington, Minn. Advance registration is required. Participants in this workshop will learn skills and strategies on how to communicate more effectively with early childhood professionals, including the importance of the parents’ role. They will also have the opportunity to talk and connect with other parents to share experiences and tips learned along the way. To register, call PACER at 952-838-9000. In Greater Minnesota, call (800) 537-2237 (toll free) or visit PACER.org.
Parents of children with disabilities workshop
PACER Center is offering “Planning for Educational Inclusion,” a free workshop for parents of children with disabilities and for professionals. It is on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., in Bloomington, Minn. Advance registration is required. Participants in this workshop will learn about including students with significant disabilities in regular K-12 educational settings and the general curriculum, and why it is important to do so. This workshop will address questions such as: What is educational inclusion? How can parents use the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process to plan for their child’s inclusion? How does the IEP team determine the least restrictive environment for the child? Why and how should a child with disabilities participate in district and state assessments? To register, call PACER at 952-838-9000. In Greater Minnesota, call (800) 537-2237 (toll free) or visit PACER.org.
ENCORE! in Concert. A small ensemble made up of members of The Twin Cities Women’s Choir, will present their first full-length concert on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis. ENCORE! is an exciting and dynamic group of women from all over the Twin Cities who are passionate about a cappella music and sharing the joy of singing with anyone who will listen. They combine the spirit of the Twin Cities Women’s Choir with a tight a cappella sound. The repertoire for this concert will include pop songs like We Are Family and Firework, and folkier compositions such as Gift to Be Simple and Will the Circle Be Unbroken. For information visit www.twincitieswomenschoir.org.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Carnatic Vocal) with Mysore V Srikanth (Violin) and Tanjore K Murugaboopathi (Mridangam) on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at 5 p.m., in the Recital Hall of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
How Can “Pimp’s Manual” Be Used by Social Services to Help Recognize Human Trafficking Victims in Minnesota?, Oct. 9, 2014, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at Harborside 303, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth MN 55802. Linda Miller, executive director, Civil Society, will present on the dynamics of victimization between pimps or traffickers and their victims, as part of the 32nd Annual St. Louis County health and Human Service Conference. The presentation will combine accounts of victims and research results that will give social service workers a foundation with which to identify trafficking victim traits and simple methods to begin appropriate intervention. Miller will explore the demographics of victims, types of victimization, and the approaches and resources essential for their safety. For information call 651-291-0713 visit www.civilsocietyhelps.org.
AWUM From the Heart
Friday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Asian Women United of Minnesota’s annual gala. Appetizers, cash bar, silent auction, with a special artistic presentation by Lenora Lee, a San Francisco based dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Lenora Lee Dance. Partner with AWUM in their mission to end domestic violence by promoting safe abd healthy relationships in the Asian-Pacific Islander community. This fundraising event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required. Each guest will be asked to make a gift to support families dealing with domestic violence. Free parking in the adjacent lot with an overflow area one half block east on Oak Grove. Street parking also an option. RSVP to [email protected]
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Anupama Bhagwat (Sitar) with Nitin Mitta (Tabla) on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at 5 p.m., in the Recital Hall of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Kaushiki Chakraborty (Hindustani Vocal), with Kedar Naphde (Harmonium), and Shubhajyoti Guha (Tabla) on Sunday, Nov. 9 2014, at 5 p.m., in the HHH Cowles Auditorium of the University of Minnesota, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
The Edmund Fitzgerald Commemorative Beacon Lighting, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, from Noon to 6 p.m. at Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, in Two Harbors, Minn. $7. This popular annual event commemorates the 1975 sinking of the freighter “Edmund Fitzgerald” and the loss of her 29 crew members. The lighthouse, fog signal building and visitor center will be open from noon to 6 p.m. A film about the Fitzgerald will be shown in the visitor center continuously throughout the afternoon. At 4:30 p.m. the lighthouse will close temporarily while the names of the crew members are read to the tolling of a ship’s bell. Following the ceremony, the beacon will be lit and the tower once again opened for visitors to tour. This is the only opportunity each year when visitors can climb to the top of the tower after dark and see the beacon lit and revolving. For information call 218-226-6372.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents The 19th Annual Aradhana
A musical tribute to the great composers of Carnatic (South Indian) Classical Music by Twin Cities’ vocalists and instrumentalists, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota Community Center Auditorium, 10530 Troy Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55311. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
Hmong dance, old and new, featured at Hennepin Gallery. Asian Media Access tells the story of Hmong dance, from its origins in China and Southeast Asia to the sometimes conflicting role it has played in both preserving history and embracing new cultures here in Minnesota. The exhibit will be on display in the Hennepin Gallery and on the Public Service Level of the Hennepin County Government Center through July 28. Two performances on the Government Center North Plaza from noon to 1 p.m. on June 2, Hmong Dance Performance; June 26, Hmong Costume Show. Gallery is free and open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 300 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis.
Mandarin Chinese Storytime now meeting on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. twice a month at Saint Anthony Park Librarym 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.
The Minneapolis Petanque Club meets to play the popular game of Southeast Asia. Individuals who would like to play and compete with others are invited to join or even host a game in their neighborhood. You do not have to be a member and we do have extra boules to play. Contact Don Holzschuh at [email protected] or visit www.minneapolispetanqueclub.com.
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. Contact Gadu at [email protected] or call 612-703-7501 or visit www.HOTResonanceArt.com.