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.

St. Cloud Stand Down & Job Fair- October 18, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

River's Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN

On the spot help for all veterans, regardless of discharge status. Some services available include: employment assistance, legal consultation, wills, dental & eyewear vouchers, free haircuts & meals, estate & funeral planning, housing assistance, and much more! For more information call 800-543-7709.

Dress for Success- October 22, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

St Cloud VA Medical Center
Building 8 (Auditorium)
4801 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, MN

Gain the tools needed to make your search for the job you want successful with this personalized prep day for veteran seeking competitive employment. This event includes free professional interview attire, elevator pitch experience, mock interviews, resume review, haircuts, hygiene products, and much more!

Standdown for Veterans- October 26, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mankato Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN

All veterans are invited to participate in this event. Services offered include: meals, VA benefits, clothing, housing, public benefits, haircuts, employment assistance, and legal assistance. This is a kid friendly event so bring the whole family and join in the camaraderie. For more information contact MACV at 507-345-8258.

3 Legion Ruck- October 26, 2019

7:00 a.m. Waseca American Legion  start
8:00 a.m. Faribault American Legion start

An estimated 22 veterans and 1 active military service member commit suicide every single day. Walk with Operation: 23 to 0 through the southern Minnesota countryside as they help to remember our fallen, support their families left behind, and seek prevention for this epidemic. Two separate groups starting from Waseca and Faribault will meet at the Morristown Legion during the noon hour. For more information contact 507-338-2320 or op2320MNsouth@gmail.com.

Sekapps Superhero Appreciation Day- October 27, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sekapps Orchard
3415 College View Road East
Rochester, MN

Sekapps salutes Southeast MN veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders with this superhero appreciation day.

Women Veteran's Small Business Conference- November 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Minneapolis VA Medical Center - Flag Atrium
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN

Women veterans and spouses of veterans are invited to a free women's business mini-conference designed to help with their journey to small business success. Register at http://bit.ly/womenveteransconf2.

Military Appreciation Day at the Museum- November 10, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
224 Lamm Street
Mankato, MN

Free admission for all currently serving and past military service members and their families. Explore the Museum's exhibits and participate in hands-on play at no cost.

Minnesota Veterans Day Event- November 11, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Free Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Program

Veterans Memorial Community Center
8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN

3rd Annual Saluting Community Heroes Celebration Dinner- November 13, 2019

5:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program with Keynote Speaker Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

Hutchinson Event Center
1005 MN HWY 15
Hutchinson, MN

Saluting Community Heroes (SCH) brings community together in sharing a common goal of celebrating the selfless heroism of our Veterans. Admission with advance ticket only. Return application to secure tickets or purchase tickets online.

Warriors and Caregivers Weekend at Camp Bliss- November 15-17, 2019

Camp Bliss
6150 Camp Fish Road NW
Walker, MN

Veterans are welcomed into the serene and supportive environment setting at Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of healing, relaxation, and learning. Cost is $75 per person for the weekend. To register fill out the registration form and mail with your payment to the address listed on the application. For more information visit www.campbliss.org.


 

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.