Saturday, September 18, 2021
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol Grounds

Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN

Schedule of Activities

10:00 – 3:00: Exhibitors open, food trucks available, music and other activities available. (See details below.) Onsite registration opens.
1:00: Honor Guard photo on Capitol steps. 
1:15: All attendees assemble for start of the walk.
1:30: Welcoming remarks and rally for recovery!
1:45: Walk begins! The Walk route circles the Capitol grounds and surrounding neighborhood.  Approximate distance is 1.2 miles.
2:00 – 3:00: Photo finish – get your group’s photo with the Recovery Works! banner at the Walk finish line. 
2:00 – 3:00: Closing musical set with Salsa del Soul

Download an event map here!
Free parking is available near the Capitol grounds and marked on this map.

ASL interpretation provided at NUWAY stage performances, Walk welcoming remarks, and Wellness Zone scheduled performances (see below). Please check in at the MRC Home Base Booth if you need additional ASL interpretation at the event. 

Food Trucks

Check out the tasty treats from these fabulous food trucks and keep up your strength for a day of Walk activities!

Available from 10 – 3 (or while supplies last). 

Brick Oven Bus
Cafe Cairo
Cold Front Ice Cream

El Burrito Mercado
Fro Yo Soul
Northern Soda

The Dawg House

The Wandering Mug

Live Music & Dance

Put on your dance shoes or sit back and groove to the beautiful sounds of recovery at the NUWAY Mainstage. Musical artists in recovery and recovery allies will keep your toes tapping!
ASL interpretation provided.

10:30 – 11:15: Ukulele songbird Katy Vernon
11:30 – 12:15: Pop/soul originals from Rising Path 
12:15 – 12:30: Somali Dance Troupe of Minnesota (on the Capitol steps)
12:30 – 1:15: Folk, rock and Americana from Artificial Flowers
2:00 – 3:00 Salsa del Souldance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean

Recovery Art Mart

New! We’ve invited Artists in recovery, or identifying as an ally of recovery, with a demonstrated commitment to their art form to exhibit and sell their work at this year’s event. Open from 10 – 3

Featured Artists:
Alex Johnson (Photography) @spillguppy
Heidi Bakk (Oil Painter) @micro_marvin_art
Will Malebear (Mixed Media) @willmalebear
Alan Davis (Acrylic Painter) @alandavisart
Nik Linde (Photography)@nik_linde
Jacob Robinson @jacob_robinson_art
Daniella Tirado @dbeezdesigns
Jesse James Draman @jessedraman
Shawna & Kristin McNamara @emeraldessencellc

Recovery Pet Zone

New! Critters large and small, furry or feathered, bring us comfort, joy, and accountability. Some of us couldn’t imagine recovery without them! Stop by and meet some new friends. 
Open from 10 – 3

Participating exhibitors include:

Second Hand Hounds – meet some adoptable pups!

Street Dog Coalition – pop up clinic for cats and dogs! Free preventative exams, vaccines, heartworm testing, de-worming and care for minor medical conditions. 

Acres for Life – Beau the Therapy Horse is back!

Bunny Besties – learn about rescue rabbits and stress reduction.

Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society – foster and adoption opportunities.

North Star Therapy Animals – meet the therapy animals!

Family Fun Zone

Recovery is a family affair! Both the young and young at heart are invited to join in the fun of these free activities. Meet MRC’s Recovery Rex (he’s Dino-mite!), challenge your team mates to a friendly competition, make a souvenir, and more!
 Open from 10 – 3

Activities include:

Wacky Obstacle Course, Giant Corn Hole Game, Monster Basketball and Pony Hop Races

Make-It, Take-It Recovery Pinwheel and Crowns Art Activity

Face Painting

Traveling Photo Booth

Giant Bubbles and Hulu Hoops

8 Dimensions of Wellness Zones

Recovery looks different for everyone, but improving personal wellness is a shared experience in the recovery process. Take time on Walk Day to explore the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. Learn about community resources, gather information, participate in activities, connect with others, and share your wellness journey! All zones are open with exhibitors and activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Social Wellness Zone

Presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Social wellness is about developing a sense of connection, belonging and support with others.

Featured programs:
Recovery yoga sessions courtesy of Hurley Health: all ages, no previous experience necessary.
11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m.

Look for these exhibitors in the Social Wellness Zone:

  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
  • Transformation House Inc.
  • Ilhan Omar for Congress
  • Missions Inc. Programs
  • Minnesota Young Adults 4 Recovery
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • The Minnesota Hope Dealerz Organization
  • Niyyah Recovery Initiative
  • Hurley Health

Intellectual Wellness Zone

Presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Intellectual wellness is recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills. 

Look for these exhibitors in the Intellectual Wellness Zone:

  • ServeMinnesota
  • StepUP Program at Augsburg University
  • SCSU Recovery Community
  • Great Lakes ATTC
  • P.E.A.S.E. Academy
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous
  • Dissonance
  • Doc’s Recovery House

Emotional Wellness Zone

Presented by Allina Health

Emotional wellness includes coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. 

Look for these exhibitors in the Emotional Wellness Zone:

  • The Pride Institute
  • The We Program
  • ANEW Chemical Health Services
  • Nivon Wellness Center
  • Northstar Behavioral Health
  • Sage Prairie
  • Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP)
  • Thrive Family Support
  • Acres for Life

Physical Wellness Zone

Physical wellness is recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy diet, sleep and nutrition.

Featured program: 
Learn how to fix a flat and get some quick repair tips from experts whose mission is to “deliver real transportation to real people.” The Recovery Bike Shop  will have on the hour bike tune-up demos,  discount coupons for tune-ups, and a prize drawing to win a $90 value tune-up!
(ASL interpretation available)

Look for these exhibitors in the Physical Wellness Zone:

  • Rogers Behavioral Health
  • Avivo
  • Frazier Wellness Services
  • Metro Hope Ministries
  • Progress Valley
  • Steve Rummler Hope Network
  • The Retreat
  • Twin Cities Wellness Center & Recovery Gym

Environmental Wellness Zone

Environmental wellness includes occupying pleasant and stimulating environments that support well-being, from the great outdoors to the places we call home.

Featured program:
Get up-close (but not to close) with a bald eagle and other amazing raptors who have been rehabilitated by vets and volunteers at the University of the  U of M Raptor Center.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(ASL interpretation available)

Look for these exhibitors in the Environmental Wellness Zone:

  • Nystrom & Associates
  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Wilder Recovery Services
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections
  • Park Avenue Center
  • River Ridge
  • Wayside Recovery Center
  • Recovery Bikes
  • Ramsey County Citizens Advisory Council – Recovery and Substance Use

Spiritual Wellness Zone

Spiritual wellness is about expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life. 

Featured programs:
Get a free Henna Tattoo!

Look for these exhibitors in the Spiritual Wellness Zone:
  • Living Free Recovery Services, llc
  • Recovering Hope Treatment Center
  • Vinland National Center
  • Mn Adult & Teen Challenge
  • St. Stephen’s/House of Charity
  • Know the Truth/MPRA
  • Recovery Cafe Frogtown
  • The Recovery Church

Financial Wellness Zone

Financial wellness refers to feeling satisfied with current and future financial situations. 

Look for these exhibitors in the Financial Wellness Zone:

  • Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense
  • The Rubicon
  • Burkwood Treatment Center
  • Pink Cloud Foundation
  • GAM-ANON
  • Gamblers Anonymous
  • Will Work for Recovery

Occupational Wellness Zone

Occupational wellness includes finding personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s work.

Look for these exhibitors in the Occupational Wellness Zone:

  • Drew Horowitz and Associates/Elite Recovery/Gateway Recovery and Recovery Academy
  • M.A.R.R.C.H.
  • Restoration Counseling & Community Services
  • The Phoenix Spirit
  • Helens House
  • Saint Paul Police Department
  • Twin Cities Recovery Project, Inc.
  • Voter Registration
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