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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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October 2015

October 1: East African Mental Health Conference 

7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
TIES Event Center 
1667 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55108

Audience: All are welcome. Professionals who work in mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment; disparities, diversity and equity; health policy; and health care design and delivery will find these conference unique and valuable.

Description: In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Somali American Parent Association will be hosting a conference focused on dissemination of the latest research and promising practices on adult mental health in the Somali community and other East African communities and dialogue around what is needed to create health in Somali and other East African communities in Minnesota. Register at: East African Mental Health Conference  

Asma Bulale

October 12-15: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Exhibit

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Minnesota Department of Health 
Freeman Office Building, 625 Robert St. N. 
St. Paul, MN 55155

Description: This exhibit is open to the general public and will provide free fact sheets, brochures, posters, pens, key chains, peel-off stickers and other novelties in observance of NLAAD. Materials will be available in English and Spanish. For more information, contact Roy Nelson, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4027, or email at: roy.nelson@state.mn.us.

Roy Nelson

October 12-16: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Free HIV Testing Week

9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Neighborhood House 
179 Robie Street East 
St. Paul, MN 55107

Registration deadline: Oct. 12

Description: In observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Neighborhood House will be offering free HIV testing for walk-ins or by appointment during the week of October 12-16. Everyone tested during this week will be entered into a raffle for prizes, including an iPad and gift certificates to restaurants. For more information, call Maria Elena Escoto, 651-789-2504, or by email at: mescoto@neighb.org.  

Maria Elena Oscoto 

October 15: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Free HIV Testing for Walk-ins 

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open Cities Health Center 
409 North Dunlap Street 
St. Paul, MN 55104

Registration deadline: Oct. 15

Description: In commemoration of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, the Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) will offer free HIV information, resource assistance and confidential testing for all walk-ins on Thursday, October 15 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, contact Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987, or by email at: Pete.Jackson@ochealthcenter.org.  

Pete Jackson 

October 15: The Aliveness Project NLAAD HIV Testing Day Event 

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Aliveness Project 
3808 Nicollet Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Description: In commemoration of National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15 at their office: 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409. For more information, contact Tom Bichanga, The Aliveness Project, 612-822-7946, ext. 214, or by email at: tom@aliveness.org.  

Tom Bichanga 

November 2015

November 10: The Raising of America: Minnesota's Early Childhood Challenges and Opportunities 

5:30-7:45 p.m.
Robert J. Jones Urban Research & Outreach Center 
2001 Plymouth Avenue North 
Minneapolis, MN 55411 

Description: Join policy makers, practitioners and early childhood education experts and advocates in a UROC Critical Conversation on how a strong start for all Minnesota children can lead to a healthier, prosperous and more equitable state. The interactive event will feature a screening of episode two of the new documentary series The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation. University of Minnesota researchers and state policy makers will lead a discussion on the wide range of quality in child development services and the role government should play in setting standards and ensuring access for all. Comments and ideas from the conversation will be submitted to Governor Dayton's Children's Cabinet. RSVP: The Raising of America: Minnesota's Early Childhood Challenges and Opportunities

Chesay Colson 

Updated Friday, October 02, 2015 at 10:29AM