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Chinese Senior Program

Last Saturday of every month
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hospitality Center for Chinese
China Place Building  
1407 Cleveland Ave N. 
St Paul, MN 55423

Audience: Chinese seniors

Description: This program provides an opportunity for Chinese seniors to socialize each other. It is held at the last Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hospitality Center for the Chinese, China Place Building, 1407 Cleveland Ave N. St. Paul, MN 55108. Seniors listen to some seminars given by Chinese physicians, invited by CSSC or other speakers. Seniors play chess, mahjiang game, potluck lunch.

Yi Li You 

For more information: Chinese Social Services Center

Confidential HIV Community Based Testing and Education 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from September-May
Annex R.E.A.C.H Community Office 
2404 Plymouth Avenue North 
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Audience: Male and females 15 years and older  

Description: Free confidential HIV community-based testing. Call to schedule individual testing. Includes Sister to Sister one-on-one HIV/STD Risk Reduction Program for teen girls and women.

Theresa Evans Ross 

For more information: Annex Teen Clinic

Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance

Meets first Wednesday of every month with the exception of July
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Monthly Twin Cities meeting rotates among member sites with teleconference access for those in Greater Minnesota

Audience:  Community health workers and representatives of stakeholder organizations such as mutual assistance associations and other community nonprofits, tribes, community clinics, hospitals, clinic systems, health plans, voluntary health organizations, state and local public health and human services agencies, health plans, post-secondary schools, funders and others

Description: The MN CHW Alliance is a welcoming and inclusive partnership of CHWs and stakeholder organizations who work together to advance the CHW field in order to achieve the Triple Aim, reduce health disparities, expand and diversify the health care workforce and foster healthier communities.

For monthly meeting location and other information, contact:
Joan Cleary

Mondays and Fridays: Free Zumba class in Spanish

6-7 p.m.
Assumption Catholic Church 
305 E. 77th Street 
Richfield, MN 55423

Audience: Latino adults and children 10 years or older.

Description: Zumba classes with a certified Zumba instructor. Classes are in Spanish. 

Ruth Evangelista 

For more information: Assumption Catholic Church Calendar

Fridays: Groupo de Caminar (Walking Group)

9-10 a.m.
Consulate of Ecuador 
333 E. Hennepin Avenue 
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Audience: Latinos

Description: Walking group that meets at the Ecuadorian Consulate every Friday at 9 a.m. to walk for one hour around the parks in the neighborhood.

Julia Peterson

Growing Up Healthy Gathering 

Third Friday of each month
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts Us
Dunning Recreation Center
1221 Marshall Avenue 
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Audience: Family, youth of all ages 

Description: The Gathering is held the third Friday of each month, 6-8 p.m. at 1221 Marshall Avenue, Dunning Recreation Center. This a great opportunity for family members to access community resources, enjoy a delicious meal, and have a variety of fun activities to do with their children on a Friday evening!

Christen Glass 

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December 2014

Dec. 1: No Tengas Miedo - World AIDS Day Event

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Westside Community Health Services
153 Cesar Chavez Street
St. Paul, MN 55107

Description: The "No Tengas Miedo" program, West Side Community Health Services, will be hosting an event for World AIDS Day. They will be offering free and confidential HIV testing to the Latino MSM community. Gift incentives will be provided to anyone that receives an HIV test. Games and prizes available for everyone that attends. Walk-ins are welcome. No cost, reservations or appointments necessary. For more information, contact Mario Maldonado, 651-389-2428, mvilleda@westsidechs.org, or Emilio Sauceda, 651-602-7540, exsauceda@westsidechs.org.

Mario Maldonado

Dec. 1: Aliveness Project's World AIDS Day HIV Testing Event  

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Description: In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 1 at their office: 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407. For more information, contact Tom Bichanga, The Aliveness Project, 612-822-7946, ext. 214, or by email at: tom@aliveness.org.

Tom Bichanga

Dec. 1: HCMC World AIDS Day Resource Fair

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415 

Description: In observance of World AIDS Day, Hennepin County Medical Center’s Positive Care Center with its community partners will host a World AIDS Day Resource Fair on December 1. Several state and community-based organizations will staff exhibits about resources available to the HIV community, as well as provide fun and Spin to Win prize games. The event is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact Hank Jensen, HCMC, 612-873-9974, or by email at: Hank.Jensen@hcmed.org.  

Hank Jensen

Dec. 1: Hip Hop for HIV

1-4 p.m.
Face to Face Health and Counseling/SafeZone 
308 East Prince Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

Audience: Members of SafeZone

Registration deadline: December 1

Description: SafeZone will host their Hip Hop for HIV World AIDS Day event on December 1, 1-4 p.m. at their drop-in center for current members at SafeZone and other interested youth 14 to 21. Under the theme of, “Share Music, Not HIV,” the event will include a performance by Kaoz, a local hip hop artist, spoken word performance, open mic, gift-card drawing, Domino's pizza and writer’s workshop. No costs - if interested. Community members or other organizations that wish to attend should contact Mariah Wilberg, SafeZone, 651-224-9644, or by email at: wilbergm@face2face.org.

Mariah Wilberg

Dec. 1: 2014 National World AIDS Day: HIV/AIDS Stigma Discussion and Dinner

6-8 p.m.
Open Cities Health Center
409 North Dunlap Street 
St. Paul, MN 55104

Registration deadline: December 1

Description: Come join the Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) as they host a discussion and presentation on HIV/AIDS stigma on December 1 at their office for National World AIDS Day. Duane Bandel, Minnesota AIDS Project, will engage attendees in a conversation about: HIV/AIDS stigma and misinformation; coping with stigma; and how to make a difference with employment, loved ones, caregivers, and communities. This is an open free event for everyone. A wonderful dinner will be available for those attending.

To attend, please R.S.V.P. to Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987, or by email at: Pete.Jackson@ochealthcenter.com.

Pete Jackson

Dec. 3: Sarah Simmons Showcase World AIDS Day Event 

5-7 p.m.
Capri Theater
2027 W. Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Description: The Sarah Simmons Showcase will be held in observance of World AIDS Day and in memory of local AIDS advocate Sarah Simmons. On-stage performances will highlight the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on the local African and African American communities. A variety of local entertainers will provide edutainment - personal performances that combine an educational message with their stage talents. Free HIV screening and refreshments will be featured throughout the event. For more information, contact Sandy Johnson, MAAAH, 651-201-4019, sandy.johnson@state.mn.us, or Woodrow Jefferson at 612-520-4004.

Sandy Johnson

Dec. 6: Deaf AIDS Day

1-4 p.m.
Family Tree Clinic 
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 205 
St. Paul, MN 55104

Description: To remember those who are living with or have died from AIDS, Deaf AIDS Day will take place from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6 at the Family Tree Clinic, St. Paul. Highlights include an active spelling game, poetry, HIV/AIDS awareness booth, AIDS quilt and refreshments. For more information, contact Denise Anderson, Family Tree Clinic, at Danderson@familytreeclinic.org or by Videophone/Voice: 651-964-1330. 

Denise Anderson 

Dec. 8-12: Information and HIV Testing for Walk-ins  

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Open Cities Health Center 
409 North Dunlap Street 
St. Paul, MN 55104

Description: In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) will offer free HIV information, resource assistance, and confidential testing for all walk-ins for a week from December 8 - 12. Walk-ins will have an opportunity to speak with engaging staff members about any questions or concerns they may have related to HIV/AIDS. OCHC staff will also provide resource assistance and patient care for persons living with HIV/AIDS including housing, case management, medication management, primary medical and/or dental care, behavioral health and other supportive services. For more information, contact Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987, or by email at: Pete.Jackson@ochealthcenter.com.

Pete Jackson

Dec. 19: The Holiday Gathering

6-8 p.m.
Dunning Recreation Center-ArtsUs
1221 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

Description: Open Cities, Arts Us and the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center presents our 3rd Annual Holiday Gathering. There will be live music by DJ M.V., fun activities for the children, door prizes, free community dinner and live performances by Arts Us. We hope to see everyone.

Christen Glass

Updated Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 10:10AM