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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

SeaQuest! | Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Please join us to view this amazing display of sea life!  I am looking forward to this one! Thanks to Matt for this great suggestion! 
Everyone will purchase their own ticket.  If you buy online, you save $2 and avoid a line.  You can actually purchase online the day of the event which is what I would suggest.
People are loving this exhibit.  Hope you can make it.

Ugly Sweater Holiday Dance is back! | Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Pull out that ugly sweater! The dance is back.  Remember ugly (or beauty) is to the eye of the beholder. If you dance hard and sweat, you may want to wear an ugly holiday T-shirt! 
Cost: $10  (Used to offset expenses for space rental, DJ, and light snacks)
We have also invited the MICC graduate community to join us.  We had our yard games with that group.
Hope you can make it to the festivities!

Recent Events

Scavenger Hunt/Centennial Lakes Park and dinner at Q.cumbers | Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:30 PM-6:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE: Join us for a fun afternoon at the park.  In October,  no additional activities are available which would have included mini golf, paddle boats, and bocce ball.  Teams will be formed for a lively scavenger hunt!  This is always a favorite!  Meet at the fountain at the circle drive.
It will be cool with possible rain.  Please dress for the weather.  The amphitheater area is covered so if there is not a wedding, we can hang out there.   
Our park activities will be followed by a dinner buffet at Q.Cumbers at 4:30.  This is a buffet restaurant and vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.  They have delicious food and great selections.  
Cost: $14.75 for buffet dinner.  That includes beverage/dessert/everything.  A small tip can be left if you would like.
See you in the Park.

Adaptive Yoga (6:45-8 PM) CANCELLED | Friday, September 27, 2019 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Event Cancelled.......We did not get enough people signed up.
PLEASE NOTE:  We need a minimum of 10 to have this event.  The date they need to know is September 16 so they can rebook the studio if we don't have enough people.
A member is planning "Whirlyball" this weekend and we have our Scavenger Hunt/Dinner on October 5 so there will still be events coming up.

Social Media and Cell Phone Safety | Monday, September 16, 2019 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

 Social media and cell phones are a part of our everyday lives to stay in touch with friends and family. Though a great resource for us, social media and cell phones have many risks. If risks are not addressed, strangers may know the same information as our friends and families. In this workshop we will identify strategies to keep yourself safe while using social media and cell phones. Information handout provided. Presented by: Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC)
There is a registration deadline for this event and space is limited. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP is Thursday, SEPTEMBER 12. You can sign up on our website and the information will be passed on to Janet Clarke with Learning Exchange.
Sounds like a great class for everyone!

Parent Meeting | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Parents and Guardians, You are invited to a parent meeting to discuss the future of Bridging Hearts.  Board members will review goals, issues, budget, and finances.  
The meeting space is in the heart of the Linden Hills shopping area. There is free street parking even though you may need to walk a couple of blocks. There is parking behind Suttergren’s Ace Hardware and adjacent to Great Harvest Bakery in the alley that is also available for parking.
We are open to any suggestions on creating a sustainable model.
Thank you for your support.

Camp Knutson! | Friday, August 23, 2019 1:00 PM - Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 PM

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.  We are over our limit and cannot accommodate any more members.
Here we go again! Our annual trip to Crosslake MN and Knutson Point Retreat Center is August 23, 24 & 25. Our accommodations are comfortable, spacious, bunk-bed style cabins. We will have many outdoor group activities such as boating, water games, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, archery and campfire fun.
Cost is $175.00/person which includes bus transportation, a 2-night stay and 5 meals. To reserve your spot, you must write a check out to Bridging Hearts and send to: Bridging HeartsP.O. Box 103Carver, MN 55315
There is a suggested packing list in the forum.  Please check it out.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Happy Hour! (Parents/Caregivers/Siblings) | Friday, August 9, 2019 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Simply Social!
Parent, caregivers, siblings, (no members) please join us in a beautiful backyard setting for an evening of relaxation.
This is about us; our interests, passions, ways we relieve our stress.
Thanks to Karen and Joe for hosting this event.

Date & Time:  Friday, August 9 from 7 – 9
Gin & Tonics, water, and pop will be provided.  If you don’t like gin, please BYOB or the beer/wine you prefer.  However, these G&Ts are good and may make a convert out of you!  Denise will be providing the G&Ts (leftover from her retirement party) and you will have a selection of craft gin. She will be also sharing information about the gin selected.
Please bring an appetizer or happy hour snack to share.
RSVP to this event newsletter.  Thanks!


The Jason Show! Now Closed Due to Advance Tickets | Monday, August 5, 2019 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Last minute event:
The event is almost here.  If anyone would like to join some of us for lunch at Panera at Eden Prairie Center after the taping you are welcome to join us.
Tickets have become available for us to see the Jason Show on August 5th. This is a live show which airs on Fox 9 Mon. - Fri.  Our board member John Sugimura will be a guest that day.  There are additional details on the forum.  For this event, you have a short time to decide and make plans to attend as John needs to know how many tickets are needed 10 days in advance. 
Deadline for putting your name on the list is Sunday, 7/21. I will need your first name, last name, and email address.  You will also need a picture ID when going through security at the studio.
We will meet at the studio.
The Jason Show is a fun show that you will enjoy!  Check it out this week. 

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Yard Games, Bonfire, Ice Cream | Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE:  If you have a lawn chair you can bring with you, that would be helpful.  
Celebrate summer with the best of summer; yard games, a bonfire, and ice cream!  This will be in partnership with MICC (formerly Minnesota Life College).
Cost:  Free
Make some new friends and let's take on MICC in a friendly competition of bean bag toss!
Enjoy a relaxing Saturday evening outdoors.

Mini Golf at Como Mini Golf - CANCELLED | Friday, July 26

Tubing is available on Saturday the 27th and we have a yard game party on August 3rd.