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December 8th, 2018

Learn Sign Language

Location: To be held at PAL

Time: 2:00pm - approx. 5:00pm

  • Mythbusters quiz about deafness
  • Hearing loss simulation (online access needed to show video)
  • Lipreading challenge
  • History of American Sign Language
  • Alphabet Game
  • What Am I? (animal signs) 

About your hosts: Barbara Becker, Teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Intermediate District 287 & Karen Kettler Tepley, Speech/Language Clinician, Formerly with Intermediate District 287

November 4th, 2018

Cooking Class with the
Boss Ladies

Chow Girls Killer Catering

Location: We will leave PAL at 1:30 and return around 5:00

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm 

A cooking class with the Boss Ladies (Heidi Andermack and Amy Brown (owners). Chowgirls Boss Ladies Amy Lynn Brown and Heidi Andermack are hosting a cooking class in the Chowgirls NE commercial kitchen. They will demonstrate cooking techniques and creative platter displays while incorporating hands-on learning and local, seasonal ingredients. Amy & Heidi are leaders in catering and events industry and are eager to share their passion.

HEIDI ANDERMACK

Driven by a spirit of collaboration, Heidi Andermack is a passionate member of her community in Minneapolis, helping establish the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District and serving on the board of the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market. When she’s not in the kitchen or participating in very important meetings, she can be found throwing punches at Uppercut, her neighborhood boxing gym, or stretching her body and mind with yin yoga.

AMY LYNN BROWN

Born and raised in Kentucky, Amy started a Northward journey in the mid-'90s andsettled in Minneapolis, where she married an old college friend. After a 15-year career in bookselling and publishing, she co-created the iconic Chowgirls Killer Catering in 2004. Besides the obvious reading and cooking, she stays busy distance running, gardening, raising her three daughters.

November 4th, 2018

Cooking Class with the
Boss Ladies

Chow Girls Killer Catering

Location: We will leave PAL at 1:30 and return around 5:00

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm 

A cooking class with the Boss Ladies (Heidi Andermack and Amy Brown (owners). Chowgirls Boss Ladies Amy Lynn Brown and Heidi Andermack are hosting a cooking class in the Chowgirls NE commercial kitchen. They will demonstrate cooking techniques and creative platter displays while incorporating hands-on learning and local, seasonal ingredients. Amy & Heidi are leaders in catering and events industry and are eager to share their passion.

HEIDI ANDERMACK

Driven by a spirit of collaboration, Heidi Andermack is a passionate member of her community in Minneapolis, helping establish the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District and serving on the board of the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market. When she’s not in the kitchen or participating in very important meetings, she can be found throwing punches at Uppercut, her neighborhood boxing gym, or stretching her body and mind with yin yoga.

AMY LYNN BROWN

Born and raised in Kentucky, Amy started a Northward journey in the mid-'90s andsettled in Minneapolis, where she married an old college friend. After a 15-year career in bookselling and publishing, she co-created the iconic Chowgirls Killer Catering in 2004. Besides the obvious reading and cooking, she stays busy distance running, gardening, raising her three daughters.

October 20th, 2018

Cyber Safety

Location:  To be held at PAL

Time: 2:00pm

Host: Sherral Schmidt is a Sergeant with the Minneapolis Police Department.

~ Parents are invited to attend this event! ~

Objective: Learn how to be safe when on line or using social media and learn to become responsible users of digital technology by practicing safe, respectful, and responsible online behavior. 

Cyber Safety-living in an electronic world:

  • How do we keep ourselves safe when online or using social media?
  • Cyber bullying-what is it, how do we recognize it and prevent it?
  • How do we become responsible users of digital technology?

Sergeant Schmidt has been with the department for 22 years. Most of her time was spent working uniformed patrol until she was promoted to Sergeant. Once promoted, she spent 4 years working in the human trafficking unit, specifically focused on juveniles. While working in the trafficking unit she learned a lot about how the dangers of the internet and social media. She will talk to the group about personal safety and cyber safety.

September 16th, 2018

Heritage Horses

Location: We will leave from PAL

Time: 11:30am

YOU WILL NEED TO OBTAIN A WAIVER FROM YOUR PARENT TO ATTEND THIS EVENT SINCE IT IS A COUPLE HOURS AWAY FROM THE CITY.

  • Farm tour to meet and greet the animals: Large draft horses to miniature horses (including a 2 month old miniature horse), two dwarf goats, a rescued sheep, a bunny, a mini donkey, dogs, ducks, barn cats and a pig and a current foster horse we took in for MN Hooved Animal Rescue. We learn about the things Shirlene does to care for all the farm animals and a bit about each one. You will have an opportunity to get a close introduction to Toby, a miniature horse, Shirlene uses for therapy.
  • Department of Natural Resources Agent/Naturalist Scott will do a presentation on wildlife Animal Tracks and Signs.
  • A Horse Drawn Hay Wagon for a ride along with a bonfire and smores' as a fun end to the day!

Shirlene Hvinden is a huge animal lover with a diverse background, both personally and professionally, which provides her a unique ability to relate to others. She has a strong desire to share and highlight the special animal - human bond that results when the two come together. Coupled with her love of the simple country life she strives to live as an example of balance and finding individual contentment.

Heritage Horses is a small endeavor she started late 2016 when pursuing a career change from what felt to be the corporate/work “grind”. With a high stress job and travel she found, as she has her whole life, the release and peace was when she was with her pets. Her aspirations of paying it forward or making a change were consumed by the long work days and demands. However, upon relocating, resetting her priorities, coming full circle to her original degree/education she found a spot to thrive in. In this new chapter she has cultivated what would become therapy work in senior living with a miniature horse.

September 13th, 2018

TANADOONA

Location: Meet at TANADOONA, 3300 Tanadoona Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331

Time: 5:00PM

Some of the activities will be Low elements teambuilding, Open field teambuilding/teambuilding games, work on communication, getting to know each other better, work on listening, work on detailed communication, large group cohesiveness and just to have fun.

August 11th, 2018

Home Improvement/Landscaping

Location: We will leave from PAL

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Tacocat Investments completed it's first home remodel project this spring in Roseville. The company provides opportunity for home sellers to sell as-is, without the work required to get their homes "MLS ready" or take on costly repairs that traditional buyers may demand. Our goal is to profitably and fashionably remodel these houses for a new owner to enjoy!

At our event we will cover -

BEFORE - check out what this house looked like before and why we still bought it!

  • Yard cleanup and creating curb appeal - we will install a new mailbox, mow the lawn, weed and make a small area near the front porch as pretty as possible!
  • Paint color selection and touch up painting - we will do some!
  • Housekeeping to get ready for the open house!
  • AFTER - marketing the house with words and pictures!

July 14th, 2018

ARBORETUM
Tour and Create a Kokedama

Location: 3300 Tanadoona Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331

Time: We will leave pall at 1:00 p.m. – please arrive 15 minutes earlier so there is plenty of time to check in and write a thank you note to the host.

If you haven’t been to the Arboretum you are in for a treat! Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is essentially used as a container for another plan.

June 16th, 2018

TANADOONA - Teambuilding

Location: 3300 Tanadoona Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331

Time: We will leave PAL at 12:30PM and return around 5:00pm – please arrive 15 minutes earlier so there is plenty of time to check in and write a thank you note to the host

We will have a custom outdoor program designed for our specific goals. Our experience will bring about conversation and ideas of how Diverse Daisies can work together better. We will have a FUN time!

May 13th, 2018

Youth Performance Co.

Location: Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Time: Leave PAL at 1:00pm return around 5:00pm - please arrive 15 minutes earlier so there is plenty of time to check in and write a thank you note to the host.

We will see the musical Hairspray  NOTE: I purchased extra tickets since it is Mother’s Day so moms can also join us!

April 14th, 2018

TCF BANK MPLS. - IDS CENTER

Location: TCF BANK MPLS. - IDS CENTER

Time: PLEASE NOTE: We will leave PAL at 11:00am - please arrive at 15 minutes earlier so there is plenty of time to check in and write a thank you note to the host.

Host: Mary Logendran – Branch Manager

You will learn how to use the TCF site (Financial Literacy), Mary will discuss financial health (making a healthy choice for your finances) along with education on checking, savings and retirement accounts.

March 18th, 2018

THE LOFT LITERARY CENTER

Location: 1101 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Time: Leave PAL at 1:30pm – return around 5:00pm

Hard Cover Sketch Book More details to follow… The Loft Young Writers' Program features creative writing classes for youth ages 6–17. We believe strongly that each youth should have the opportunity to explore, dream, and create, all while exploring their voice and creative talents. The Loft’s Young Writers’ Program is here to meet you on your writing journey and cheer you on to the next stop! We’ve got a pencil and notebook with your name on it, and they’re waiting to take you anywhere your imagination can carry you.

February 10th, 2018

Create A Vision Board

Location: Event will be held at PAL

Host: Amber Rose BJerke

Amber will share a story about Vision, Dream Exploration, you will Create a Vision Board. Bring 2 of your favorite magazines.

January 13th, 2018

X2FitnessMpls

Location: 2538 Hennepin Avenue South – lower level – Minneapolis, 55405

Time: We will leave PAL at 1:30pm and return around 5:00pm

A 90-minute self-defense seminar covering ground techniques and talk a lot about situational awareness. We will stop for pizza after.

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