(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

Calendar

Nov
30
Wed
SAFETY AT HOME @ VINE Adult Community Center
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SAFETY AT HOME
• Wednesday, Nov. 30
• 2 – 3:30 pm

Viewing and discussion of a session from a recent virtual Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Educating America Tour, facilitated by VINE staff.  Janet Weigel, CDP, a Dementia Outreach Specialist at the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, discusses the effects of dementia that impact safety such as judgement, memory, inability to understand and follow directions, perception and movement issues.

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Dec
2
Fri
COPING WITH HOLIDAY STRESS @ VINE Adult Community Center
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

COPING WITH HOLIDAY STRESS

  • Friday, Dec. 2
  • 11 am – 12 pm
  • Jessica Shouler, MS, LMFT Owner Adult Child and Family Services
  • Free for VINE members, $5 for the public
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

Interactively engage with Jessica about the stress and increased need to positively cope to thrive during the holiday season. Learn about triggers, warning signs and things to look for to identify being emotionally worn. We will also address some fun and effective ways to cope with holiday driven stressors.

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Dec
5
Mon
PICKLEBARN TOUR & PICKLEBALL INFO SESSION @ Picklebarn
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

PICKLEBARN TOUR & PICKLEBALL INFO SESSION

  • Monday Dec. 5
  • 1 – 2:30 pm
  • Mitchell & Sidney, Owners Picklebarn
  • Meet at Picklebarn, 90 Power Dr. Mankato
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

The Picklebarn provides a fun atmosphere where everyone can enjoy the fastest growing sport in America, Pickleball! Join your VINE Friends at the Picklebarn to tour the facility, learn more about the sport and hear about exciting new opportunities for VINE members. Wear comfortable clothes and clean shoes!

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Dec
6
Tue
MAYO PRESENTS: EXERCISE AS TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE @ VINE Adult Community Center
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

MAYO PRESENTS: EXERCISE AS TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

  • Tuesday Dec. 6
  • 1 – 2 pm
  • Hilary Kent, PT
  • Free and Open to the public
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

Exercise has been demonstrated to be a key component of controlling the disease progression.  Join Hilary Kent, physical therapist with Mayo Clinic Health System, to learn what components help build a complete exercise program for patients with Parkinson’s disease and how to participate safely.

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AUTHOR TALK: JASON LEE WILLIS @ VINE Adult Community Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

AUTHOR TALK: JASON LEE WILLIS

  • Tuesday Dec. 6
  • 6 – 7 pm
  • Free for VINE members, $5 for the public
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

Minnesota Monsters and Myths—an inside look into the legends and lore found in the Dreamcatcher Chronicles. Author Jason Lee Willis will discuss eight key legends found in his newest novel and how these tales crossover from Dakota, Ojibwe, Norse, and Judeo-Christian cultures.

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Dec
8
Thu
THE NEXT CHAPTER: MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY BOXWOOD @ VINE Adult Community Center
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

THE NEXT CHAPTER: MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY BOXWOOD

  • Thursday Dec. 8
  • 11 am – 12 pm
  • Jeanie Hinton, Owner Flowers By Jeanie
  • Cost: $5 cash due at the event
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

Make your own Holiday Boxwood with Flowers By Jeanie. Small branches of boxwood accented with decorations will make your home festive for the holidays. Also a great gift idea!

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MANKATO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PREVIEW CONCERT @ VINE Adult Community Center
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

MANKATO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PREVIEW CONCERT

  • Thursday, Dec. 8
  • 12 – 1 pm
  • August Jeske, Artistic Director
  • Free and Open to the public
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

What are the holidays without all of the wonderful music? “Winter Wonders” explores the new and old holiday music we love that helps to make the winter season so special.

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Dec
9
Fri
HEARING AID UPDATES @ VINE Adult Community Center
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

HEARING AID UPDATES

  • Friday, Dec. 9
  • 11 am – 12 pm
  • Kristi Oeding, Assistant Professor MSU, Audiologist
  • Free for VINE members, $5 for the public
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved over-the-counter hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing impairment. This will enable millions of Americans to buy hearing aids without needing to see a doctor. Kristi will share information about the new rules and guidance from an audiologist perspective.

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Dec
12
Mon
BINGO @ VINE Adult Community Center
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BINGO

  • Monday Dec. 12
  • 2 – 3 pm
  • Free for VINE members, $5 for the public
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

Holiday BINGO with festive prizes for everyone!

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Dec
13
Tue
DIVINE DESIGN @ VINE Adult Community Center
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

DIVINE DESIGN

  • Tuesday, Dec. 13
  • 11 am – 12 pm
  • William Bukowski, MFA, Mankato artist
  • Free for VINE members, $5 for the public
  • Register at vinevolunteers.org or (507)387-1666

As an art teacher at Bethany Lutheran College for 40 years he has painted scenes from the Mankato area including Sibley Park, the Red Jacket Trail and 7 Mile County Park. His artwork is on display at Madison Art Center, the University of Minnesota, the Waseca Art Center, Minneapolis Children’s Hospital, St. Paul Children’s Hospital, Bethany Lutheran College and Gustavus Adolphus. Come hear about his artist process and learn more about his works.

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