Create Happiness with Colorful Container Flower Ideas

Tuesday, April 13, 1:30 pm

What flowering plants go well together in pots?  How do you make a beautiful, unique container garden?  Julie Michelson, ForeverWell Coordinator and Dakota County Master Gardener will share techniques to dress up container gardens, her favorite garden centers/plant sales and answer questions.  Join us to renew, restore and revive yourself through container flower gardening.  

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Reflections on Racial Equity and Solidarity at the Minnesota Capitol

Thursday, April 15, 10:00 am

Brett Grant from Voices for Racial Justice will share reflections on racial equity and solidarity based on what he learned when testifying in the Minnesota House of Representatives State Government Finance and Elections Committee on the Philando Castile Omnibus bill.

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Introduction to Health Coaching

Monday, April 19 10:00 am

What is a Health Coach?  Would I benefit from working with a Health Coach?  
Join Robin Hedrick, a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach with YMCA George Wellbeing, and learn about how a Health Coach can help you identify and navigate a desired wellbeing goal while providing support and encouragement.

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Greening our Future

Wed April 21, 10:00 am

Join Paul Thompson Blaisdell Y member and Co-Director of Cool Planet and learn effective actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint, develop your climate story and move our community into action to slow the impact of climate change on our community, state, and planet.

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Hydroponic Gardening – Learn How!

Thursday, April 22, 10:00 am

Learn how to grow vegetables and herbs year round with hydroponic gardening. Convenient for small indoor spaces, hydroponic gardening requires no soil and no pesticides or herbicides. Larry Cipolla is a Master gardener and former chair of the Minnesota Master Gardener State Leadership committee. He will show how you can create a hydroponic garden with inexpensive, locally available supplies. Eat fresh, eat local!

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Book Club-Meet the Minnesota Author-William Kent Krueger of “This Tender Land”

Thursday, April 22, 2:30pm- 3:30 pm

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Join us for a special virtual event featuring best-selling and beloved Minnesotan author William Kent Krueger as he discusses his latest book, "This Tender Land,” topics related to Minnesota history and answers your questions. The book is an action-packed, engaging read set in the midst of the Great Depression and has been described as an epic novel that shows how the American landscape connects us, haunts our dreams and makes us whole. All ForeverWell readers are welcome to hear William Kent Krueger through this virtual event hosted by the YMCA-Forest Lake branch.

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Join our Healing Circles

YWCA St. Paul, in partnership with YMCA of the North, invites members of the Black community living, working and/or fellowshipping in the Midway area of St. Paul to join our Healing Circles, a supportive, facilitated space to affirm your culture, community and lived experience, and to share dialogue and feelings to promote health and well-being.

Healing Circles will utilize a circle and restorative approach to healing to help alleviate the negative impacts of racism, alienation and isolation. We are committed to creating a safe, confidential and welcoming community with you.  

This program is intended to advance Black intergenerational (from tweens to elders) relationships and community building for families and communities.  

Healing Circles will be held every third Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m., beginning March 4. Due to COVID-19, Healing Circles will be held virtually on Zoom (registration required). In-person events may be added with appropriate safety precautions.

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, March 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m., then every third Thursday through the end of the year.
  • Where: Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite to receive Zoom link: 
  • Who: Members (from tweens to elders) of the Black community living, working and/or fellowshipping in the Midway area of St. Paul.
  • What: Healing Circles, a supportive, facilitated space to affirm Black culture, community and lived experience, and to share dialogue and feelings to promote health and well-being.

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