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Oct 24th

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Singers, actors, dancers - CAP 21 Tisch School of the Arts hold pre-college audition workshop

Vernon Goodman, Director of Admissions & Recruitment at CAP 21 Tisch School of the Arts will be in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 5th, at 4:00-6:00pm, for a FREE musical theatre, pre-college audition workshop, including a question and answer session.   CAP 21 Tisch School of the Arts is a satellite of New York University. This workshop is for performers ages 15 – 19, and will be conducted at the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts (1617 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN  55411).  Students should come prepared to act, dance, and sing. Specifically, performers will be asked to sing the song “Can’t Stop the Beat” from the Broadway musical Hairspray.  Call 612-521-2600 to make your reservation.
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Girl Scouts discover, connect and take action at luncheon

Girl Scouts discover, connect and take action at luncheonOn Thursday, April 8, 2010, The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys held its second annual Women of Distinction Luncheon which celebrated seven women who have shown extraordinary courage, confidence, and character, as well as the goal of Girl Scouts preparing young female leaders of tomorrow.

The MC for this year’s award ceremony was FOX 9 news anchor and former Girl Scout Robyne Robinson, who opened up the ceremony by asking all girl scouts and former girls scouts to join along with her in singing the Brownie Song.
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Regional transit system ranks high in efficiency


Over the last seven years, the Metropolitan Council has had considerable success in expanding our regional transit system and growing ridership.

We’ve opened our first light rail line in the Hiawatha corridor and begun work on our second in the Central corridor. We’ve started service on our first commuter rail line in the Northstar corridor. And we’ve completed the first phase of bus rapid transit improvements in the I-35W and Cedar Avenue corridors.
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Greenovate! The guide to creating environmentally-friendly strategies while turning a profit

Greenovate!  The guide to creating environmentally-friendly strategies while turning a profitImagine a neighborhood where smart, solar-powered garbage cans signal trash collectors only when they are full and ready to be emptied, thus reducing fuel costs. Or a mass transit system where buses run on recycled cooking oil, making them cheaper to operate with reduced emissions. Or a program to create homes for the poor by converting and upgrading discarded shipping containers.

In Greenovate!, the inaugural publication released by the Hult International Business School and the Center for Innovation, Excellence, and Growth (IXL), these environmentally-aware scenarios are a reality. Fifty companies that have successfully “gone green” while also turning a profit are carefully examined, their goals and barriers clearly laid out so that readers can easily understand how a ”greenovation” is conceived and executed. The book covers a wide range of industries and products, from all-natural cosmetics, to energy sources derived from cow manure, to intelligent street lighting.
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Community dialogue explores cultural identity and spirituality

A discussion about family and cultural identity and spirituality takes place 5:30-7pm Wednesday, May 5, at University Outreach Research/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Psychologist Ted Thompson will talk about  “Weaving the Fabric of Family Culture and Spirituality.”

His talk examines:
•the many definitions and behaviors associated with "FAMILY"
•the cultural underpinnings of family, with spirituality at their core,
•the strengths which have enabled survival in the face of social persecution.

Refreshments will be served.
To RSVP please email Ady - ady@headwatersfoundation.org
For more information call Betty Emarita, 612-823-5193





Elevating the community's voice in health disparities research

The University of Minnesota's Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research will feature Barbara Israel, DrPH, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Angela Reyes, MPH, Executive Director of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, in a forum Tuesday, May 11 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 2-530 Moos Tower on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research, and Center for Health Equity, and the School of Public Health's Health Disparities Work Group.

For further information: TEL: (612) 626-9192 or online at www.healthdisparities.umn.edu

Projects aiding the poor strengthen mentoring ties

Participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters “Beyond School Walls” program will donate 18 hand-made blankets to homeless families and their children at People Serving People in Minneapolis. As part of a service learning project, mentors (Bigs) from Comcast and mentees (Littles) gathered at the KIPP: Stand Academy to create tie quilts from fleece donated by Comcast’s St. Paul headquarters.

After working together to create the blankets, Bigs and Littles participated in a scavenger hunt for which they researched local homeless shelters to learn about the services they provide, who they serve, and what their mission is. Using the information they learned, the group voted on which shelter would receive their donation.
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