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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

Holiday Card Creations | Saturday, October 28, 2017 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Come join us in creating Holiday cards for the season with your friends and creative colleagues ! 


Cost: $10 to cover cost of supplies and room rental fee

Bowling | Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Lets do some friendly bowling competition and hang out with our friends. 


Cost $15 which covers 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and small snacks. 

Scam and Fraud Prevention - Bloomington Learning Exchange class | Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:45 PM-8:15 PM

Con-artists know how to talk you out of your money.  Whether through the telephone, U.S. mail, email, the internet or showing up at your front door, they try the same ways to mislead.  This presentation is based on analysis of undercover FBI recordings of con-artists in action.  Learn the 5 ways that people try to mislead you into making poor money decisions.  The best defense is to understand what is happening and how to say ‘no.’  Led by a speaker from AARP. 



Ugly Sweater Holiday Dance | Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

For Members and Siblings...


The Ugly Sweater Dance and evening of fun is back!  If you don't dance, there will be games you can play. This is our 4th and they keep getting better.


Our own Tyler will be the DJ for the evening and will have some fabulous tunes for us!  He is going to be accompanied by a special DJ from GenNOW.  They are probably the top DJ company in the Twin Cities.  They work with the Timberwolves and Lynx!  It will be a great night of energizing music, great company, and food.


Bring your siblings along.  Let's see some great dance moves from everyone!  Wear your most gaudy or fun Christmas/holiday sweater.  We have seen great creativity!


Food and drinks will be provided


Date: Saturday, December 9

Time:  7:00 to 9:30


Cost:  Free!!!!   A parent has offered to pay our expenses!




Recent Events

John Lighty Series- Health and Wellness | Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM-12:00 AM

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

Picnic with SIBLINGS and Parents!! | 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!!


** Rain or Shine! There will be plenty to do inside if it rains as well ** 

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. Spots are taken on a first come first serve (payment received) basis!

Lets Learn about Depression and Anxiety! | Wednesday, July 26, 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!

 We will have pizza from 6-630 then the presentation and discussion.

Cruise Interest and Booking information | Wednesday, July 19 - Thursday, August 31, 2017