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Bridging Hearts offers an organized event once a month for a more personal interaction. Members also plan and host events for their Bridging Hearts friends.

Upcoming Events

Improv Night | Saturday, June 24, 2017 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

 **Life can be full of challenges and difficult social situations; Improv is a way to help with these challenges. At this improv night we will learn how to respond to the unexpected, engage in positive interactions, and how to support our friends. As we open ourselves to creativity and new ideas, we can learn new skills that can be applied to everyday life. You don't even realize you are learning any of this because it is so much fun

Pool Party | Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

 Come join us in a pool party along with yard games. Lots of acreage so people can go for a walk too!


Lets Learn about Depression and Anxiety! | Sunday, July 9, 2017 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

 Everyone has times in their life where they feel sad, down, lonely, nervous, or scared. Sometimes we are worried about trying new things, or talking to new people. What's the difference between usual, expected feelings and when you should get help? Come join us in the discussion for Bridging Hearts members!

John Lighty Series- Health and Wellness | Tuesday, July 11 - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

John Lighty presentation series 4- once a month from June- October. These are FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by MN Life college and partnered with Southdale YMCA. All presentations are held in the Southdale YMCA rotary room.

Here is the schedule of events:

6/13 at 7pm- Gretchen Peck: Optimism

7/11 at 7pm- myHealth: Relationships and Social Boundaries

8/15 at 7pm- John Ortis: Fitting fitness into your life

9/20 at 6pm- Jill Mecklenberg Richfield PD: Personal Safety *

10/17 at 7pm- OneStop: Financial Wellness

Informational meeting- Bridging Hearts Cruise | Wednesday, July 19, 2017 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

We have a wonderful opportunity to go on a cruise to Alaska from June 22-29, 2018.  

The cruise line is Celebrity which we used for our last cruise and was excellent.  The prices are ranging from $899 for an inside cabin on up.

Camp Knutson | Friday, August 25, 2017 1:00 PM - Sunday, August 27, 2017 4:00 PM

Our annual trip to Crosslake and Knutson Point Retreat Center is a “GO”!!  Activities include boating, water games, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, archery, crafts, as well as peace-filled moments in the quiet beauty of nature.


*Limit of 30 members. I will start a waiting list after we reach 30.

End of summer picnic and yard games | Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Picnic with a lot of options of activities. These include croquet, Bocce, Archery, Bean bag toss. Hiking, or if you want to bike please bring your bike as there are trails nearby.

This is an entire family event, please bring your siblings, parents, and most importantly- yourselves!

Please check the member event site for more detailed information and directions! lets enjoy the nice weather before the snow hits!!

Recent Events

Grease-- Chanhassen Dinner Theatres | Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:00 AM-3:30 PM


*Members- Join us in a day filled with food, music, laughter, and fun!  Event length:  11am- 330pm. 



 *Maximum of 24 seats- if we go over that amount I will start a new waiting list. 




Sibling Get-Together (Siblings only) | Sunday, April 30, 2017 4:00 PM-6:00 PM


Calling all siblings!!!!  Please join us for a sibling only meeting. This is an opportunity for your brothers and sisters who are over 20 years old to get together for a fun, helpful meeting.
This meeting will be facilitated by Sean Roy (formerly worked for PACER), Andy's brother, and will be held at Kelsey's house, Natalie's sister.


Please find the address through the member pages on this particular event page.
This will be an opportunity to discuss your future concerns.
Please pass this on to your brothers and sisters.  The meeting will be Sunday, April 30 from 4 - 6.  Pizza and other refreshments will be served.
We would love to see you brothers and sisters!  

Cell Phone Apps and Computer Safety | Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Snack and Game Night | Saturday, April 8, 2017 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

 Members: Join us for some friendly competition before the weather gets nicer :)

* See the event page on member site for more details*