Fall Foliage Walk
Friday, Nov. 5, 1:00-3:00pm @ Wood Lake Nature Center (6710 Lake Shore Drive S)
Come join us for a beautiful walk at a great local park. We will stop along the way and soak in the beauty of nature. Last month's walkers saw an entire flock of pelicans! Meet by the gates to the park next to the pavilion. Please RSVP. Watch your email inbox in case of a bad weather cancellation.
Tea Tasting Club
Monday, November 15, 12:00-1:30pm over Zoom
Join us for a fun and lively discussion on different teas from around the world. You will have the opportunity to taste 3 different teas and decide for yourself which one you like. Since this is on Zoom, please RSVP at least 5 days in advance so the tea can be dropped off at your home. Dive deep and become a connoisseur of tea! To RSVP, call 612-752-8332
Monday, November 8, 2:00-3:00pm over Zoom
Listen to beautiful relaxing music to help wash away your anxiety and worries. No meditation experience required but you must RSVP to get the zoom link. To RSVP, call 612-752-8332
Thursday, November 4, 11:00am-12:00pm over Zoom
Join us for an invigorating exercise class on Zoom, followed by a brief discussion on nutrition that supports your exercise plan. Have a mat or blanket to lie on and water nearby. If you have weights have those handy as well. Please join us as we build community through fitness. RSVP Required.
Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 3:00-4:00pm over Zoom
In the Mindful Movement class, we will move slowly and intentionally through stretching, breathing, and a little exercise. This can be done in a chair or standing. You do not need to be flexible to do this class. It is open to all fitness levels and can be adapted to anybody. We start the class with a short meditation to calm the mind and then move into movement. Please join us on Zoom! To RSVP, call 612-752-8332
Book Club: The Book of Lost Names
Wednesdays, November 10 & 24, 12:00-1:30pm over Zoom
Please join us for a lively and engaging book club. We're reading The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel, based on a poignant and emotional true story from the WWll era. Eva Traube Abrams and her mother manage to escape from Nazi-occupied Paris, and she joins forces with the French Resistance. Years later Eva, a retired librarian, helps crack the code (of lost names) and reunites families that were torn apart by the war. The book is provided by Avivo, so RSVP to receive your copy. Hope to see you there!
Expressive Therapy Group
Thursdays, November 4 & 18, 11:00am-12:30pm, heated garage @ 1825 Chicago
Hands-on artistic, creative, expressive therapy in a group setting. Call Kate at 612-446-9119 for more information and to reserve your space ongoingly. This is a therapeutic offering. Insurance is required.
LGBTQ SPACES Discussion Club
November 23, 3:00-4:00pm, heated garage @ 1825 Chicago or Zoom
Exploring the taking of our rightful space in the fabric of humanity. Join us in a safe space exploration of multi-cultural LGBTQ+ history. RSVP is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call Jamie: 612-481-3234 or Kate: 612-446-9119 to RSVP.
Mondays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11:00am-12:00pm over Zoom
A Peer Specialist-led group providing a supportive community. Check in with fellow CSP members about how your weekend was, what you have planned for the week, challenges you might be facing, and recent successes or accomplishments.
Open Studio -- Now in-person!
Mondays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 1:00-4:00pm
Grain Belt Studio (79 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413)
Please join us in our new studio space in the Grain Belt Bottling House for the return of Open Studio in-person! Art supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Staff will lead occasional demos and projects. Masks and RSVP are required due to Covid-19.
Open Collective Meeting
Tuesday November 30, 2:00-3:00pm
Grain Belt Studio (79 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413)
Please join the Avivo ArtWorks Collective, a group of CSP members living and producing publicly as professional artists living with mental illness, as we have our meeting at the new Grain Belt Studio. Masks and RSVP are required due to Covid-19.
Perspectives Photography Group
Thursdays, November 4 & 18, 11:00am-12:00pm over Zoom
and in-person @ Grain Belt Studio (79 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413)
Join Perspectives Photography Group on Zoom or in-person as we share photos and feedback and learn about different photography techniques. All you need is a smartphone to put these lessons into practice! If you would like staff to share photos during the Zoom meeting, please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you attending in-person, mask and RSVP will be required due to Covid-19.
NEW -- SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE Spoken Word Workshop
Thursday, November 18, 1:00-3:00 pm
Grain Belt Studio (79 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413)
SEE (aka Adam) has done years of work within many communities through hip hop and spoken word—dealing with social justice, identity and community engagement issues; has performed at countless venues and festivals; and has spoken at and facilitated workshops at various social justice conferences and retreats. He aims to inspire, uplift, and open doors to possibility and imagination with an invitation to self-discovery through meditations on community, history, and the expression of pure imagination. Masks and RSVP required.
Continuing Workshop Series: Story Quilts with Mica Lee Anders
Thursdays, Nov. 4 & 11, 1:00-3:00pm
Squirrel Haus Arts (3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis)
Inspired by African American quilting traditions and styles such as scrap quilts and story quilts, students will combine painting, fabric, and visual storytelling to create pieces of art that share personal stories, biographies, or stories written in preparation for the residency. Participants will learn about famous quilters and see some of their work. They will discuss how a picture can tell a story, and use a variety of materials, some brought from home, to make quilts of their own. Quilts can be displayed in a community space for a culminating art show and story sharing. Masks and RSVP required.
Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2:00-3:00pm over Zoom
Safe space for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color to share how their weeks are going. Facilitated by Avivo CSP staff who identify as BIPOC. Open ongoing group. RSVP to receive zoom link.
Coping with Anxiety: Gratitude is Soul Food!
NEW WEEKDAY AND TIME: Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 2:00 –3:00pm on Zoom
Open ongoing group to share coping skills and give and receive support from each other. November can be a tough month -- outside we notice a distinct added “tang” to the air and we go through the end of daylight savings time. But we have each other, and that is a feast! RSVP to receive zoom link.
Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:00-2:00pm @ Crystal Community Center
(4800 Douglas Drive North, Crystal, MN 55429)
Fresh and tasty food with healthy recipes, made for easy everyday cooking. We'll be cooking a new recipe together each week while celebrating our food journeys as a community.
Thursdays, November 4 & 18, 1:00-2:00pm @ Creekside Community Center
(9800 Penn Ave South, Bloomington MN 55431)
Join us to talk through simple supper recipes and then bring the ingredients home to cook a meal on your own. Each week, we'll discover a new recipe together! RSVP is required.
Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 11:00am-12:00pm on Zoom
We will be exploring various art mediums and mindful art making. This is a fun space for self-expression and self-exploration through the art making process. No experience necessary!
To RSVP, call 612-752-8332.
NEW -- FoodTalks
Mondays, November 8 & 22, 12:00-1:00pm on Zoom
Join us for a casual and connective conversation around food! Our personal food stories shape our relationships with food and what we like to eat. Sharing food is a deep part of our humanity, and our food experiences bring us closer together. RSVP is required. To RSVP, call 612-752-8332.