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April 2014

A Call to Artists

clean V

all you have

 

This September, Your Art’s Desire Gallery of Art and Framing marks their fifth year of celebrating National Recovery Month with their clean show. This year’s theme will be “all you have”.

 

We are looking for artists who have been affected by drug or alcohol addiction, who are actively working towards recovery in their life. (This is not limited to the addicts’ experience; people who love someone who has struggled with addiction are also encouraged to submit work.) This is a juried show and we are asking interested artists to create and submit for review, work(s) that specifically explores this year’s theme “all you have”. Artists could look at “all you have” as the benefits of your recovery journey or it could be a look at “all you have” in relation to inner resources you use to achieve your recovery.

For consideration please email no more than 3 images (jpegs) to:

mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com

 

or if you prefer you may submit a CD of images to:

Your Art’s Desire

12928 Minnetonka Blvd

Minnetonka, MN 55305.

 

Please be sure to include contact information, dimensions of the artwork and medium.

 

Show runs September 2 - September 30, 2014

  • All submissions must be to us by Sat. July 26, 2014 (be sure to include name , contact information and dimensions of the artwork)
  • The selected artists will be notified by Sat. Aug 9, 2014
  • All artwork must be completed and in the gallery by noon on Mon. August 18, 2014
  • Opening Reception is scheduled for Sat. September 6, 2014 6:30 – 10pm

Any questions? Email at mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com or phone 952-988-9772

 

Recovery Speaker Series

April 1, 2014
Richard Choate, Recovery Support Manager at Hazelden


Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location:
The Recovery Church
253 State St.
St. Paul, MN 55107

 

What Kind of Fool Am I?
How often when we do something wrong or hurt another person do we say to ourselves, "I'm so stupid!" Frankly, if we were stupid this program wouldn't be so hard. Discover how the foolish things we do are the gateway to our growth and understanding.

 

The Recovery Speaker Series is free of charge.

Self-Compassion
What is your Experience?

 

Date: Six Monday evenings, starting April 7th

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location:

The McIver Center at The Retreat

1351 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata, MN

Fee: $90, including materials

 

To Register: contact Sherry Gaugler-Stewart at 952.767.0334 or Ellie Hyatt at 952.476.0566

 

For additional information call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334, or click here.

 

Most people believe that self-criticism is an effective motivator, as it provides the illusion of being in control. Motivation by self-criticism is harmful, as it comes from fear of being worthless, and focuses solely on self-improvement.

 

Motivation with self-compassion comes from the desire for health and well-being. Self-compassion emphasizes self-acceptance not self-improvement, allowing someone to hold themselves in a place of love exactly as they are in that moment. Self-compassion provides the emotionally supportive environment needed for change and growth.

 

This class will involve presentation, meditation, group exercises. Participants will be asked to devote time between sessions practicing the principles that have been introduced.

 

t h e   r e t r e a t

1221 wayzata boulevard east | wayzata, mn  55391

952-476-0566 | www.theretreat.org

Financial Wellness Workshop 

April 8, 2014, 7:00 pm

253 State Street

Saint Paul, MN 55107


Anxiety over money can have an incredible impact on how we move through our daily lives. If let unattended, small financial problems can lead to larger problems and utilizing unhealthy coping behaviors can lead to even more stress.

 

Join us for this Financial Wellness workshop to learn what you can do to improve your financial situation and reduce stress!

RSVP required: Contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

Being Sober and becoming Happy

Nine-Part Lecture Series
presented by
Dr. John A. MacDougall


Second Thursdays

 

Love and Romance
April 10, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: The Recovery Church
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107


Contact: John MacDougall johnmacd@usa.net


No registration necessary. All are welcome. The Recovery Church is handicap-accessible and offers free off-street parking. Please join us.

 

Pozitively Fabulous!

 

4/10/2014 thru 4/13/2014
Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon
State Park Rd
Rising Fawn, GA 30738

This is a a four day/three night sober retreat for persons living with HIV/AIDS.   This retreat’s theme is Pozitively Fabulous!

 

Surrounded by the beauty of Cloudland Canyon State Park, participants will be invited to learn, reflect, rest and socialize while surrounded by a safe and supportive community.

 

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Workshops
  • Speakers
  • Fellowship With Old & New Friends
  • Twelve Step Meetings
  • Discussion Groups
  • Guided Nature Hikes
  • Camp Fires
  • Cook Outs & Great Food

Other activities, not affiliated with the retreat, such as tours, Frisbee golf and bicycle rentals are provided separately by the park.

 

Retreat guests can choose from cabins ($215) which sleep 2-7 and are located near the canyon edge or you can choose to stay in the group lodge ($110) which sleeps approximately 35 in 4 bedrooms. Each day will be filled with activities, workshops, meetings, entertainment, and free time.

 

Food, snacks, coffee and other beverages will be provided, including Thursday dinner, three meals on Friday and Saturday, and a farewell breakfast Sunday morning.

 

About Cloudland Canyon State Park


Located along the southernmost portion of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Cloudland Canyon State Park straddles a deep gorge cut into Lookout Mountain by the Sitton Gulch Creek. Elevations ranging from 800 to 1,980 feet offer visitors spectacular views and exceptional hiking opportunities, including:

  • The Two-Mile Back Country Loop Waterfalls Trail
  • West Rim Loop Trail & Sitton’s Gulch Loop Trail
Exploring 12 Step Spirituality

April 12, 2014
Step 10 and Codependency: "My Part in the Problem"

 

2nd Saturday of each month 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Colonial Church of Edina                                  
6200 Colonial Way Edina, MN 55436
This workshop series is for those active in 12 Step programs and those wanting to explore and deepen their spirituality through meditation.

Held on the second Saturdaymorning of each month from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Colonial Church of Edina, in the Hearth Room, starting Saturday October 12, 2013.
Each workshop includes: 

  • Centering Prayer Meditation Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Testimonials
  • Group Discussions

Please visit please visit http://12StepSpirituality.org for more information about their workshops and for directions to the church.
Workshop Schedule. Each session includes instruction in Centering Prayer Meditation

Realities & Prevention of Relapse
Presented by Progress Valley

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM


Southdale Library
7001 York Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435

 

Relapse can happen to anyone in recovery; whether you are currently in treatment, have been in recovery for a short time or for many years.


Recovery is an ongoing personal journey and preventing relapse requires a person to dig deeper into themselves to discover the roots of their addiction and identify relapse signs as they are "sliding" into old behaviors.


Cost: Free


Presenters
Gabe Bellows, LADC
Renee Bowman, BA, LADC
Juli Grage, AS, LADC
Christin Seirup, MA, LPCC

 

 

Are Your Emotions Sober?

Insights from Bill W., Earnie Larsen, Emotions Anonymous, and CBT

 

Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.

MRC Emotional Wellness Event at The Recovery Church

253 State Street

St. Paul, MN 55107

 

Life is full of challenges, problems, and surprises. The way a person in sobriety reacts to these issues may arouse emotions that are stronger, bigger, or more intense than the situation calls for.

 

Bill W. recognized this in 1958 when he coined the term, emotional sobriety.

 

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Presents:
Motivation: Helping Resistant People

Date: 1-3 PM Thursday April 24th, 2014.

Location: Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge at 3231 1st Ave South, Mpls.

 

Quarterly Professional Trainings For Counselors, Clergy and Concerned Family Members.

Many people with Addiction and Mental Health issues need help, but don't want help. However helpers and family members can master skills designed to motivate resistant individuals toward making positive changes and healthier lifestyles. This program will help participants learn and apply principles designed to help resistant people become increasingly open to change.

 

To attend you must register at: http://www.mntc.org/quarterly-professional-trainings

For more information, call 612-238-6564.

 

DISCOVERY RECOVERY

A talk  by Joe Bailey at The Recovery Church
Thursday April 24, 7:00 PM
253 State St., St. Paul, MN

Joe Bailey will be discussing the topic of "Discovery Recovery" at the Recovery Church on April 24th at 7:00 PM. Through the understanding of the Three Principles view of recovery, we are able to embark on our recovery from addictions more as a process of discovery of who we truly are, before we were addicted. When we focus on trying to cope with addiction or dig back into its origins we often become bogged down in the past, painful memories, and re-injure ourselves by reliving old memories without the understanding of how thought in the moment is the cause of our suffering vs. the past events.

 

A little bit about Joe...

 

Joseph Bailey, M.A., L.P. is the author of The Serenity Principle, The Speed Trap, Slowing Down to the Speed of Love, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life (with Richard Carlson),  FearproofYour Life and the latest book he contributed to, Creating a Marriage You'll Love. His writing and consulting all focus on helping people see their innate capacity for balance, wisdom, and happiness. Joe Bailey is a consultant to organizations, public speaker psychotherapist and a licensed psychologist.  He is a Community Faculty at Metro State University in the College of Health, Community, and Professional Studies. Go to his website to learn more about Joe and his work at www.joebaileyandassociates.com.

 

Come hear Joe speak about The Three Principles and the innate wisdom we all have within us.

 

May 2014

A Call to Artists

clean V

all you have

 

This September, Your Art’s Desire Gallery of Art and Framing marks their fifth year of celebrating National Recovery Month with their clean show. This year’s theme will be “all you have”.

 

We are looking for artists who have been affected by drug or alcohol addiction, who are actively working towards recovery in their life. (This is not limited to the addicts’ experience; people who love someone who has struggled with addiction are also encouraged to submit work.) This is a juried show and we are asking interested artists to create and submit for review, work(s) that specifically explores this year’s theme “all you have”. Artists could look at “all you have” as the benefits of your recovery journey or it could be a look at “all you have” in relation to inner resources you use to achieve your recovery.

For consideration please email no more than 3 images (jpegs) to:

mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com

 

or if you prefer you may submit a CD of images to:

Your Art’s Desire

12928 Minnetonka Blvd

Minnetonka, MN 55305.

 

Please be sure to include contact information, dimensions of the artwork and medium.

 

Show runs September 2 - September 30, 2014

  • All submissions must be to us by Sat. July 26, 2014 (be sure to include name , contact information and dimensions of the artwork)
  • The selected artists will be notified by Sat. Aug 9, 2014
  • All artwork must be completed and in the gallery by noon on Mon. August 18, 2014
  • Opening Reception is scheduled for Sat. September 6, 2014 6:30 – 10pm

Any questions? Email at mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com or phone 952-988-9772

 

Movie Night
Presented by
Two Wolves Fun Club

Yes, you can have fun sober!

 

"Clean and Sober"
Starring Micluiel Keaton and Morgan Freeman

 

Tailgate BBQ and movie treats will be served
Friday, May 2nd 6:30 - 9:30 pm

 

Join us for sober fun at Two Wolves! Bring your Friends. Family. Children over 16

$12 Early Bird tickets thru April 29

 

 

$15 at the door

Door prizes

 

Two Wolves
5051 Hwy 7. Suite 280
St. Louis Park 55416

To Register Call (952) 449-5277 or emall info@twowolvesgroup.com
www.twowolvesgroup.com

 
Creating Healthy Relationships in Recovery

 

When
Saturday May 3, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM CDT

 

Where
All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church
3100 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

 

David Smith, a counselor from Pride Institute, will present information to help you decide how to proceed with relationships. Every person in recovery needs to know this information. If you can give us $5 to help cover costs or just click on the scholarship button and come for free.

 

There will be snacks and beverage available and there is plenty of parking available.

 

We need to know who is coming so please register either way by clicking below

 

Get more information

 

Register Now!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Michael B

GLBT in Recovery

info@glbtinrecovery.com

612-232-2254

Recovery Speaker Series

May 6, 2014
JoAnn Campbell-Rice, Dan Anderson Renewal Center and Spiritual Care Manager at Hazelden

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location:
The Recovery Church
253 State St.
St. Paul, MN 55107

 

Willing to Grow
How do you recognize when you're "willing to grow along spiritual lines" and when you're not? How do you acquire more willingness? Is it a matter of action, attitude, or belief? Willingness lies at the heart of healthy recovery and manifests differently throughout lifelong recovery. Join JoAnn as she helps us identify our areas of unwillingness and eagerness and learn to enjoy the space in-between.

 

The Recovery Speaker Series is free of charge.

Come meet Elmo
... all the way from Sesame Street!!

Strengthening Families Affected by
Incarceration Day

 

Thursday, May 8
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

 

For children of all ages and their favorite adults! Meet Walkaround Elmo and learn about community resources for families affected by incarceration. Talk, sing, read, write and play together at Sesame Street activity stations including reading in Big Bird's nest, shopping in Hooper's Store, helping Oscar sort his trash and more!

 

Refreshments provided by local companies Cookie Cart and Caribou Coffee.

 

Being Sober and becoming Happy

Nine-Part Lecture Series
presented by
Dr. John A. MacDougall


Second Thursdays

 

Hope
May 8, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: The Recovery Church
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107


Contact: John MacDougall johnmacd@usa.net


No registration necessary. All are welcome. The Recovery Church is handicap-accessible and offers free off-street parking. Please join us.

 

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality

May 10, 2014
Steps 11 and 12 and Emotional Sobriety: "Happy, Joyous, and Free-Me?"

 

2nd Saturday of each month 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Colonial Church of Edina                                  
6200 Colonial Way Edina, MN 55436
This workshop series is for those active in 12 Step programs and those wanting to explore and deepen their spirituality through meditation.

Held on the second Saturdaymorning of each month from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Colonial Church of Edina, in the Hearth Room, starting Saturday October 12, 2013.
Each workshop includes: 

  • Centering Prayer Meditation Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Testimonials
  • Group Discussions

Please visit please visit http://12StepSpirituality.org for more information about their workshops and for directions to the church.
Workshop Schedule. Each session includes instruction in Centering Prayer Meditation

Housing 101 - presented by SMRLS (legal aid) and Keystone

 

Wednesday, May 14 at 2pm
Roseville Library
2180 N. Hamline Ave. 55113


Laura Jelinek is a housing attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and has over 15 years experience representing and advocating for tenants in Ramsey county. She and Keystone’s family crisis case manager, Carlinda Green, discuss many housing related issues including tenant’s rights, resources, avoiding eviction, expunging an eviction, and much more. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.

 

Keystone Community Services is excited to announce the schedule of our upcoming life skills workshops. These are free and open to the public so please feel free to distribute the attached flyers to your colleagues, friends, and clients. Any questions can be directed to me at 
651-797-7709
 or ejayne@keystoneservices.org

 

Shoestring Budgeting

 

Thursday, May 15 at 2pm
White Bear Lake Library
4698 Clark Ave. White Bear Lake 55110

 

In this session we learn new concepts and tools for achieving financial success even on a “shoestring budget”. Attendees will learn how to better preserve and save money (no matter how little is available) as well as how to build and protect credit, basic investment strategies, financial terms, consumer protection, and more. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.  

 

Keystone Community Services is excited to announce the schedule of our upcoming life skills workshops. These are free and open to the public so please feel free to distribute the attached flyers to your colleagues, friends, and clients. Any questions can be directed to me at 
651-797-7709
 or ejayne@keystoneservices.org

 

Gopher State Roundup

An occasion to share the fellowship and to carry the message of AA; with Al-Anon and Alateen participation

 

XLIst Annual Roundup When Anyone, Anywhere...

May 23 — 25, 2014

 

Activities and Accommodations at
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Highway 100 & 494, Bloomington, MN


MEETINGS ● SPEAKERS ● FELLOWSHIP ● HOSPITALITY ROOMS ● A.A. FILMS

 


REGISTRATION – $15.00 Contribution (ages 13 & over) A.A., Al-Anon, or Alateen. Credit cards are now accepted on site. Visit www.gopherstateroundup.org for online registration via credit card by May 20. Onsite registration begins Friday, May 23, at noon. Registration badges provide admittance to all roundup activities and must be worn in hotel at all times. Parking rules will be enforced.

 

Guaranteed Special Room Rates Make reservations by May 1 at www.gopherstateroundup.org or directly with DoubleTree by Hilton at 1-800-222-8733 Mention Gopher State Roundup for special rate.

 

Click Here to visit their website

 

 

Parents and Children: Ending the Tug of War

 

Tuesday, May 27 at 2pm
Maplewood Library
3025 Southlawn Dr. 55109


Julia Stanely from New Found Abilities is a licensed, professional child and family educator who frequently works with families receiving child protection services. She provides a fresh and clear understanding of how to effectively discipline and communicate with young children so they will listen and so you can enjoy more family peace. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.

 

Keystone Community Services is excited to announce the schedule of our upcoming life skills workshops. These are free and open to the public so please feel free to distribute the attached flyers to your colleagues, friends, and clients. Any questions can be directed to me at 
651-797-7709
 or ejayne@keystoneservices.org

 

Housing 101 - presented by SMRLS (legal aid) and Keystone

 

Wednesday, May 28 at 2pm
White Bear Lake Library
4698 Clark Ave. 55110


Laura Jelinek is a housing attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and has over 15 years experience representing and advocating for tenants in Ramsey county. She and Keystone’s family crisis case manager, Carlinda Green, discuss many housing related issues including tenant’s rights, resources, avoiding eviction, expunging an eviction, and much more. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.

 

Keystone Community Services is excited to announce the schedule of our upcoming life skills workshops. These are free and open to the public so please feel free to distribute the attached flyers to your colleagues, friends, and clients. Any questions can be directed to me at 
651-797-7709
 or ejayne@keystoneservices.org

 

Shoestring Budgeting

 

Thursday, May 29 at 2pm
Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Ave. N. Roseville 55113

 

In this session we learn new concepts and tools for achieving financial success even on a “shoestring budget”. Attendees will learn how to better preserve and save money (no matter how little is available) as well as how to build and protect credit, basic investment strategies, financial terms, consumer protection, and more. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.  

 

Keystone Community Services is excited to announce the schedule of our upcoming life skills workshops. These are free and open to the public so please feel free to distribute the attached flyers to your colleagues, friends, and clients. Any questions can be directed to me at 
651-797-7709
 or ejayne@keystoneservices.org

 

June 2014

A Call to Artists

clean V

all you have

 

This September, Your Art’s Desire Gallery of Art and Framing marks their fifth year of celebrating National Recovery Month with their clean show. This year’s theme will be “all you have”.

 

We are looking for artists who have been affected by drug or alcohol addiction, who are actively working towards recovery in their life. (This is not limited to the addicts’ experience; people who love someone who has struggled with addiction are also encouraged to submit work.) This is a juried show and we are asking interested artists to create and submit for review, work(s) that specifically explores this year’s theme “all you have”. Artists could look at “all you have” as the benefits of your recovery journey or it could be a look at “all you have” in relation to inner resources you use to achieve your recovery.

For consideration please email no more than 3 images (jpegs) to:

mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com

 

or if you prefer you may submit a CD of images to:

Your Art’s Desire

12928 Minnetonka Blvd

Minnetonka, MN 55305.

 

Please be sure to include contact information, dimensions of the artwork and medium.

 

Show runs September 2 - September 30, 2014

  • All submissions must be to us by Sat. July 26, 2014 (be sure to include name , contact information and dimensions of the artwork)
  • The selected artists will be notified by Sat. Aug 9, 2014
  • All artwork must be completed and in the gallery by noon on Mon. August 18, 2014
  • Opening Reception is scheduled for Sat. September 6, 2014 6:30 – 10pm

Any questions? Email at mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com or phone 952-988-9772

 

Recovery Speaker Series

June 3, 2014
Marya Hornbacher, Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location:
The Recovery Church
253 State St.
St. Paul, MN 55107

 

Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power
If you're grappling with the concept of a Higher Power, or simply navigating a new spiritual path for yourself in sobriety, this presentation is for you. Join Marya as she speaks about her latest book, Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power, and explores how we can work the Steps and practice spiritual principles "in all our affairs"—no matter what we believe.

 

The Recovery Speaker Series is free of charge.

Minnesota Recovery Connection and Moore To Health present a workshop on
Nutrition in Recovery

 

Are you working your recovery program, but often feel irritable and low energy without your morning muffin or afternoon cookie?
Do you have mood swings and cravings that override your desire to eat a healthy diet in recovery?
Are you looking for simple and easy ways to incorporate recovery nutrition in your life?
We get it! Come find out:

 

Part 1 JUNE 10, 2014, 6–7:30pm:

  • All about the addiction-nutrition connection and how eating certain foods can either power you into sustained, healthy recovery or make your recovery life a drag!
  • Key health issues lurking that you need to address to heal your brain and body.
  • Top foods and supplements for balanced moods and energy, and easy, delicious ways to get them into your diet.

Part 2 JUNE 12, 2014, 6–7:30pm:

  • Understand why you are so attracted to foods like sugar and caffeine, and how to lessen their hold on you.
  • How to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious natural foods and sweeteners that won't sabotage your moods and energy.
  • What your cravings might REALLY be trying to tell you, and tips for reducing them naturally.

In both classes we will prepare (and sample!) foods for healing your brain and body, keeping your energy up and your cravings down. Participants will also receive recipes and handouts packed with recovery nutrition information to take home each evening.

 

There is no fee, but RSVP is required.
To RSVP, contact Julia Parnell at MRC at 612-584-4158 or email julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

Parents and Children: Ending the Tug of War

 

Wednesday, June 11 at 10:30am
Roseville Library
2180 N. Hamline Ave. 55113


Julia Stanely from New Found Abilities is a licensed, professional child and family educator who frequently works with families receiving child protection services. She provides a fresh and clear understanding of how to effectively discipline and communicate with young children so they will listen and so you can enjoy more family peace. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.

 

Keystone Community Services is excited to announce the schedule of our upcoming life skills workshops. These are free and open to the public so please feel free to distribute the attached flyers to your colleagues, friends, and clients. Any questions can be directed to me at 
651-797-7709 or ejayne@keystoneservices.org

 

Jump For Recovery!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 9am-Sunset


Westside Skydive
3234 230th St

Winsted Municipal Airport

Winsted, Mn 55395

 

Westside Skydivers is excited to co-host with Restoration Counseling & Community Ser-vices, Llc, (www.rccsdayone.net) the first 'Jump For Recovery' event to support those re-covering from substance abuse. The day features:

  • Discounted tandem jumps for treatment center clients and staff
  • On site DJ
  • Food & Recovery Speakers


This is a great way to support those in recovery….come out and take a 'leap' of faith with us!!!+

 

CALL Westside Skydivers @ 320-485-2124 for reservations. www.westsideskydivers.com

Being Sober and becoming Happy

Nine-Part Lecture Series
presented by
Dr. John A. MacDougall


Second Thursdays

 

Finding Joy in Life
June 12, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: The Recovery Church
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107


Contact: John MacDougall johnmacd@usa.net


No registration necessary. All are welcome. The Recovery Church is handicap-accessible and offers free off-street parking. Please join us.

 

Running and Recovery

 

7:00 p.m., Friday, June 27–
noon, Sunday, June 29, 2014
At the Dan Anderson Renewal Center, Center City, MN

 

Presented by Dick Beardsley
Why do so many in recovery make running an integral part of their new lives? Join marathon legend Dick Beardsley to explore running and recovery. In addition to sharing his experience, strength, and hope, Dick will provide fitness/running level assessments for participants and offer
guidance about training and racing goals. With a focus on "progress not perfection," this exciting,
experiential retreat is appropriate for beginners and life-long runners alike.

 

Scholarships may be available.
For more information or to register, call the Dan Anderson Renewal Center, Center City, MN,
800-262-4882 or visit our website at hazelden.org/renewalcenter.

 

Revitalize your recovery with a retreat Be transformed. Again.


July 2014

A Call to Artists

clean V

all you have

 

This September, Your Art’s Desire Gallery of Art and Framing marks their fifth year of celebrating National Recovery Month with their clean show. This year’s theme will be “all you have”.

 

We are looking for artists who have been affected by drug or alcohol addiction, who are actively working towards recovery in their life. (This is not limited to the addicts’ experience; people who love someone who has struggled with addiction are also encouraged to submit work.) This is a juried show and we are asking interested artists to create and submit for review, work(s) that specifically explores this year’s theme “all you have”. Artists could look at “all you have” as the benefits of your recovery journey or it could be a look at “all you have” in relation to inner resources you use to achieve your recovery.

For consideration please email no more than 3 images (jpegs) to:

mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com

 

or if you prefer you may submit a CD of images to:

Your Art’s Desire

12928 Minnetonka Blvd

Minnetonka, MN 55305.

 

Please be sure to include contact information, dimensions of the artwork and medium.

 

Show runs September 2 - September 30, 2014

  • All submissions must be to us by Sat. July 26, 2014 (be sure to include name , contact information and dimensions of the artwork)
  • The selected artists will be notified by Sat. Aug 9, 2014
  • All artwork must be completed and in the gallery by noon on Mon. August 18, 2014
  • Opening Reception is scheduled for Sat. September 6, 2014 6:30 – 10pm

Any questions? Email at mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com or phone 952-988-9772

 

Being Sober and becoming Happy

Nine-Part Lecture Series
presented by
Dr. John A. MacDougall


Second Thursdays

 

Becoming Happy
July 10, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: The Recovery Church
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107


Contact: John MacDougall johnmacd@usa.net


No registration necessary. All are welcome. The Recovery Church is handicap-accessible and offers free off-street parking. Please join us.

 

August 2014

Ongoing Events

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality

2nd Saturday of each month 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Colonial Church of Edina                                  
6200 Colonial Way Edina, MN 55436
This workshop series is for those active in 12 Step programs and those wanting to explore and deepen their spirituality through meditation.

Held on the second Saturdaymorning of each month from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Colonial Church of Edina, in the Hearth Room, starting Saturday October 12, 2013.
Each workshop includes: 

  • Centering Prayer Meditation Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Testimonials
  • Group Discussions

Please visit please visit http://12StepSpirituality.org for more information about their workshops and for directions to the church.
Workshop Schedule. Each session includes instruction in Centering Prayer Meditation


October 12, 2013
Step 1: "The Gift of Desperation"


November 9, 2013
Steps 2 and 3: "Beginning the Quest"


December 14, 2013
Step 4: "Breaking the Block"


January 11, 2014
Step 5: "Secrets and Lies"


February 8, 2014
Steps 6 and 7: "I'm Not Much, But I'm All I Think About"


March 8, 2014
Steps 8 and 9: Guest Speaker Michael C: "Materializing the Promises of Steps 8 and 9"


April 12, 2014
Step 10 and Codependency: "My Part in the Problem"


May 10, 2014

Steps 11 and 12 and Emotional Sobriety: "Happy, Joyous, and Free-Me?"

 

Pancake Breakfest

 

3rd Sunday of each Month
10 AM - 12:30 PM
The Recovery Church
253 State Street, St. Paul, MN
www.therecoverychurch.org

 

Menu: pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee
(Free refills on pancakes and coffee)
Cost: $5 per person / 10 and under $2.50 at the door
(No one turned away due to lack of funds!)

 

Being Sober and becoming Happy

Nine-Part Lecture Series
presented by
Dr. John A. MacDougall


Second Thursdays
November 14, 2013 - July 10, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Where: The Recovery Church
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107


Contact: John MacDougall johnmacd@usa.net


No registration necessary. All are welcome. The Recovery Church is handicap-accessible and offers free off-street parking. Please join us.

 

Women only 
11th step open meeting

Sundays, 11am - noon


When:  beginning  August 11, 2013


Where:  The Garden At River Ridge


190 River Ridge Circle, Burnsville


(Off Of Nicollet Blvd. And Hwy. 13 -Behind Skateville And Mn Antiques)


- non-smoking building


Contact  Susie P @ benhogan007@charter.net OR 651-492-6400 with any questions or Jody B @ 763-744-6402

 
New Courageous Caregivers Meeting

Courageous Caregivers is a group for parentsfamily and concerned persons of loved ones who are struggling with opioid addiction and abuse.  Examples of Opioid abuse of narcotic pain pills include Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Opana, Perocet, Vicodin and the drug heroin.

While the unique focus of the group will be to support parents, family and concerned persons of loved ones struggling with opioid addiction and abuse, we recognize that other drugs, alcohol and co-occurring disorders may be included in the addiction process.

 

Courageous Caregivers Support Group will be held at the University of Minnesota, Fairview Riverside Campus in the North Building, Ground Level in Room NG26 every Monday beginning September 16, 2013,

6:00 pm to 7:30 pmThere is no fee for this group.


Location:

University of Minnesota, Fairview Riverside Campus

2450 Riverside Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Please park in the Yellow Ramp and enter the North Building at the circle drive entrance. As you enter the North Building at the ground level go to your right and you will find room NG 26 located immediately to your left.


This group will be co-facilitated by:

Gloria Englund, MA (www.recoveringu.com )

Mary Kay Borgstrom, RN, PMHCNS-BC, MSN (www.opioidcoalition.org)

 

This group is not a replacement for professional counseling advice and treatment. We will promote a safe, confidential and anonymous environment.

 

2013 Summer Softball CD League Schedule

Games take place every Friday night!

NEW!
Spiritual Growth Group

Mondays at 6 PM
All who desire spiritual growth in love for God, self and others are encouraged to attend. Pastor Brian Sojourner invites you to join the group at any time.


Location: The Recovery Church (Steps Rm)
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107
www.therecoverychurch.org
651-291-1371
Free

 

clean IV: the landscape of recovery

 

Your Art's Desire Gallery of Art and Framing in Minnetonka presents its annual art exhibition clean:  a show about recovery by artists in recovery.  This marks the fourth year that visual artists were invited to share their experience of restoring their lives after struggling with addiction. The show is presented in September in recognition of National Recovery Month and is a personal  service commitment by owners' Ken and Melissa to give back to a community that plays an integral part in their everyday lives of long term recovery.  This year's theme 

is the landscape of recovery


opening reception:  
september 7, 2013  6:30 pm-10pm 

 

exhibition runs:
september 1 – september 30, 2013

 

More info:  952-988-9772

 

www.yourartsdesiremtka.com

 

12928 Minnetonka Blvd 
Minnetonka, MN 55305

 

Open AA Meeting & Sober Dance

 

First Friday of the month:

August 2 November 1
September 6 December 6
October 4  

 

You are invited to join the Windriders Group for this Open AA meeting from 7:30 – 8:30 PM, followed by a Sober Dance from 8:30 – 11:30 PM featuring a live band.

 

Cost is $6 per person (volunteer scholarships available if requested in advance). Food and beverages will be available.

 

Proceeds will be donated to the Recovery Church.

 

Contact Deborah S. at 651-226-8973 or metoyoufriend@gmail.com;

or Karla M. at 651-285-7195 for further information.


Exploring 12 Step Spirituality

2nd Saturday of each month
October 2012 - May 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Colonial Church of Edina                                  
6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN 55436

This new workshop series is for those active in 12 Step programs and those wanting to explore and deepen their spirituality through meditation.

Held on the second Saturday morning of each month from 9 am - noon at the Colonial Church of Edina, Gathering Room 2.
Each workshop includes: 

  • Centering Prayer Meditation Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Testimonials
  • Group Discussions

Please visit please visit http://12StepSpirituality.org for more information about their workshops and for directions to the church.

 

Recovery Yoga at River Garden Yoga Center


12 Step Recovery Yoga with Suzula B.
Sundays, 5:30-7:00pm 

Recovery is more than just abstinence. Recovery is a lifelong process of healing, transformation, and growth. Regardless of how addiction manifested in our lives, we were trapped in a cycle of spiritual disconnection, mental obsession, and physical compulsion. We emerged from active addiction beaten, wounded, and unwell, only to discover that the problem wasn't outside; it is inside ourselves.

 

Yoga and meditation can be powerful tools in any recovery program. The instructors invite you to come by the studio and see what we have to offer. Everyone is welcome, and classes are accessible to first-time yogis and advanced practitioners alike.

 

Sunday Kids' Meeting

 

A WEEKLY MEETING FOR KIDS AGE 7—12 YEARS OLD GROWING UP IN ADDICTED FAMILIES HAPPENING EACH SUNDAY AT THE RETREAT!
KIDS CAN EXPECT TO:
  • Learn about addiction and its effects on them.
  • Experience that they are not alone.
  • Learn that it’s not their fault, and that there is help.
  • Have some time to just be a kid!

Date: Every Sunday in the Men’s Chapel at The Retreat
Time: 1:00—2:00 PM
Ages: 7—12 Years Old
Location: The Retreat
1221 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata, MN 55439
Fee: FREE!

 

Hazelden's Second Sunday Retreats

Every second Sunday of the month everyone in recovery is invited to come to Hazelden in Center City, MN for an inspirational day of workshops, fellowship, sharing and fun.

Second Sunday is open to anyone 18 years or older involved in a Twelve Step program. 
Cost to attend is $20 per person and the day includes a buffet lunch and information packet.

  • 9 a.m. -- Register at the Cork Center
  • 9 a.m. -- Introductions and orientation to the day
  • 10-11 a.m. -- Lecture at Bigelow Auditorium (the lecture will be the theme for group discussions.)
  • 10:30 - 12:45 -- Small group discussions
  • 12:45 - 1:30 p.m. -- Sunday buffet
  • 1:45 p.m. -- Small group discussions or Meditation group
  • 2:55 p.m. -- Relaxation group, Room 117 of the Cork Center
  • The day wraps up at 3:30 p.m.

View the calender of presenters here

Connecting Resources Together

Job Club At: Woodland Hills Church, Maplewood, MN
The format of this job club is to address a specific topic each night that will help job seekers fine-tune their strategies for finding their next job.


Addressing Concerns Together (ACT)

A Hazelden Outreach Program


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