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

Calendar

Apr
17
Wed
HEARING CARE AND EAR HEALTH @ VINE Adult Community Center
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

HEARING CARE & EAR HEALTH

• Wednesday, April 17
• 9 – 9:30 am
• Kristi Oeding, MSU-Mankato Professor/Audiologist & Sabrina Ehmke, Professor & Student Nurse Assn. Advisor

Discover the keys to maintaining healthy ears and optimal hearing. Explore safe cleaning methods, identify common problems and emphasize the importance of professional care. Following the presentation, ear cleaning and hearing screenings will be offered.

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MANKATO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: FAIRYTALES AND FANTASIES @ VINE Adult Community Center
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

MANKATO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS FAIRYTALES & FANTASIES
• Wednesday, April 17
• 12 – 1 pm
• August Jeske, MSO Artistic Director & Musicians
• Free & open to the public

Raise your wands, heft your enchanted swords or sprinkle yourselves with fairy dust as our musical magic carpet whisks you off to distant shores of fun and fantasy.

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MEMBER FUN HOUR: BOOK CLUB @ VINE Adult Community Center
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

MEMBER FUN HOUR
Held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 pm, rotating between game night and book club.

April 17: Book Club “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg

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Apr
18
Thu
TRAVEL WITH VINE @ VINE Adult Community Center
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

TRAVEL WITH VINE
• Thursday, April 18
• 10:30 – 11:30 am
• Katie Ganshert, Collette Travel
Katie will unveil our 2024 and 2025 travel plans, including a delightful Christmas trip to San Antonio and two unforgettable bucket list adventures: exploring Switzerland by rail and indulging in the beauty of the Greek Islands. Learn about these excursions and start planning your VINE trip.

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FOOD SWAPS @ VINE Adult Community Center
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

FOOD SWAPS
• Thursday, April 18
• 12 – 1 pm
• Emma Smith, MSU-Mankato Professor of Family & Consumer Science

Lightening up your favorite meals does not mean that you must sacrifice flavor. Join Emma, a Registered Dietitian, to learn about tasty food swaps in your meals to make them healthier. She will share healthier seasonings, condiments, and lightening up the classic hotdish.

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PICKLEBALL AT THE PICKLEBARN @ The Picklebarn
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PICKLEBALL AT THE PICKLEBARN

Join your VINE friends at the Picklebarn for VINE open play or attend a clinic to learn more about the sport. Wear comfortable clothes and clean shoes.

VINE OPEN PLAY
Tuesdays & Thursdays
2 – 4 pm
Picklebarn, 90 Power Dr. Mankato
Cost: $6 for VINE members paid to the Picklebarn
No registration required

PICKLEBALL CLINIC
3rd Thursday of the month
2 – 3 pm
Meet at Picklebarn
Free for VINE members
Registration required

Tour the Picklebarn and learn more about Pickleball.

Apr
22
Mon
ART WITH HEART: TOUR THE EMY FRENTZ BUILDING @ EMY FRENTZ BUILDING
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

ART WITH HEART: TOUR THE EMY FRENTZ BUILDING
• Monday, April 22
• 11 am – 12 pm
• Maureen Gustafson, Mankato Area Foundation
• 523 S. 2nd Street, Mankato

Visit the newly remodeled Emy Frentz Center. Learn about the building’s rich history and promising future, the organizations located in the building, including the Mankato Area Foundation marking 50 years of community involvement. Refreshments will be provided.

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COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: THE CLOUD @ VINE Adult Community Center
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: THE CLOUD
• Monday, April 22
• 5:30 – 7 pm
• Colin Chambers, Mankato Computer Technology

Learn how to safely store and access data and programs over the internet rather than on your computer’s hard drive.

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Apr
24
Wed
MANKATO’S INDIGNEOUS HISTORY @ VINE Adult Community Center
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

MANKATO’S INDIGENOUS HISTORY (PART 1 OF 3 SERIES)
• Wednesday, April 24
• 11 am – 12 pm
• Joe Whitehawk, Dakota Elder

Land theft, forced exile and cultural suppression of people indigenous to Mankato area has been ignored in mainstream education. Indigenous elders like Joe safeguard lost
traditions, offering a chance to honor the past and revive interest in preserving them for the future. We will embark on a mission to change the narratives that have been silenced, forging connections and fostering understanding. As we delve into the truths of this land, it is important to do so together, amplifying and centering Dakota perspectives through partnership, collaboration and advocacy.

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Apr
25
Thu
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT @ VINE Adult Community Center
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
• Thursday, April 25
• 11 am – 12 pm
• Katie Mons, & Skyler Carlson, Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is enhancing students’ career readiness and financial literacy through their K-12 programming. This volunteer-driven nonprofit organization serves over 8,000 local students, equipping them with essential skills such as career exploration, resume writing, retirement planning and budget management. Learn how they are shaping the future workforce.

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