Upcoming Events

Upcoming events 
   
 
Minnesota National Guard Child & Youth Program Calendar of Events for FY2020

View the attached calendar for near monthly activities for children who are a part of a military family. Registrations open throughout the year and events are limited to available spots.
 

Ask an Expert at Harmony River- February 19, 2020

5:00 p.m.

Harmony River Community Room
1555 Sherwood Street SE
Hutchinson, MN

Please join us for this opportunity to gain relevant and important knowledge about topics related to aging. Get your questions answered from professionals as they talk about a wide variety of topics within their areas of expertise. Please RSVP to Pam Radunz at PRadunz@PresHomes.org or call 320-484-6004.

2020 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition- February 21- March 6

St Cloud VA Medical Center
4801 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, MN

The National Veterans Creative Arts Program goal is to promote self-expression through the arts as therapy. The Creative Arts Competition and Festival provides Veteran with an opportunity to gain recognition for their creative accomplishments. Entries will be accepted in art (due February 21st) and music, dance, drama, and creative writing (due March 6). For more information or questions contact Madge Scherer at 320-252-1670 extension 7336 or madge.scherer@va.gov.

Teen Leadership Forum- March 20-22, 2020

Ironwood Springs Ranch
7291 County Rd 6 SW
Stewartville, MN

MN National Guard connected teens in grade 6-12 are invited to participate in this weekend event focused on building future teen leaders, team work skills, increasing resilience, improving communication styles, community service engagement, and gaining perspective on military culture. For more information contact Laura Groeneweg at laura.l.groeneweg.crt@mail.mil or 651-268-8695. To register visit here.

SeaQuest Military Family Overnight- March 27-28, 2020

1595 MN-36
Roseville, MN 55113

Military families are invited to spend the night at SeaQuest to experience a nocturnal animal tour, night-time shark feeding, early morning bird feeding, movie, and sleeping at the aquarium. This event is for service members and their direct dependents. For more information or to register visit HERE.

 

Reoccurring Monthly Events


Introduction to Whole Health-

1st Friday & 3rd Monday of the Month
2:00 p.m.

St Cloud VA Medical Center - Patriot Cafe (Canteen)
4801 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, MN

This educational class will equip veterans to take charge of their health by emphasizing self-empowerment, self-healing, and self-care. Please see brochure for dates and times.

Patient Orientation Coffee Talks-

2nd Friday of the Month
2:00 p.m.

St Cloud VA Medical Center, Patriot Cafe (Canteen)
4801 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, MN

These informal orientation sessions start with a presentation and are followed by a question and answer session with a tour. Veterans and their family members are welcome to join to learn how to use the VA health care system and become enrolled if they are not already enrolled. Participants may also dial-in via telephone at 1-800-767-1750, participant code 11242#.

Mental Health Support Group

1st Wednesday of the Month

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Good Earth Co-Op
2010 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, MN

Stop looking in, and join in! Hear stories of hope and inspiration from fellow veterans as they share their stories of mental health recovery, and learn how VA mental health services can make a positive difference in your life! All veterans and family members are welcome! No referral or registration required - come as you are. For questions, contact Leigh Van De Walker, MSW, LICSW at 320-252-1670 ext 6503 or leigh.vandewalker@va.gov.

Glencoe Caregiver Support & Discussion Group-

3rd Thursday of the Month
10:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church
1820 Knight Avenue North
Glencoe

You don't have to do it alone! Join the conversation! For questions call Nancy Bellig at 507-430-3536 or nancy.bellig@lssmn.org.

Hutchinson Caregiver Support & Discussion Group-

3rd Tuesday of the Month
10:30 a.m..

Peace Lutheran Church
400 Franklin Street SW
Hutchinson, MN

You don't have to do it alone! Join the conversation! For questions call Nancy Bellig at 507-430-3536 or nancy.bellig@lssmn.org.

Veterans' Law Clinic-

          1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month
          12:00 p.m.. - 2 p.m.

          St Cloud VA Medical Center (Building 28, Room 126)
          4801 Veterans Drive
          St. Cloud, MN 56303

          Central Minnesota Legal Services is collaborating with the St Cloud VA to provide free legal consultation for veterans. Services that they offer include: Family Law, Child Support, Employment, Social Security, and Housing. They do not offer support for criminal issues. Walk-ins are welcome or schedule an appointment by calling 320-253-0138.


Southwestern Minnesota Veterans' Law Clinic-
         
          3rd Friday of the Month
          12:00 p.m.. - 2:00 p.m..

          Montevideo Community Based Outpatient Clinic
          1025 North 13th Street
          Montevideo, MN 56265

          Central Minnesota Legal Services is collaborating with the St Cloud VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic to provide free legal consultation for veterans. Services that they offer include: Family Law, Child Support, Employment, Social Security, and Housing. They do not offer support for criminal issues. Walk-ins are welcome or schedule an appointment by calling 320-403-1051.