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Computer University: Buying Online

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

The pandemic has made buying items online more necessary. And you’re probably buying things you never thought you would buy online. With new purchases come new concerns. Some popular sites will be discussed. Register here.

Flu Shots at VINE

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Cub Pharmacy is offering a flu shot clinic. Bring your insurance card. Register here!

Put On A Happy Pumpkin’s Face!

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Give your Halloween décor a personal touch and flex your creative side. Members of VINE’s Art Quest will lead this session where we will decorate pumpkins instead of carving them. Register here.

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VINE Volunteer Orientation

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Volunteers are the heart of VINE. Come and find a good fit for your time and talents. Call (507) 387-1666 to register for an orientation. Applications may be completed in advance online at vinevolunteers.com. At this time we are in need of drivers to take older adults to medical appointments or shopping.

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Caregiver Support Group

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Caregiving can be difficult and isolating. Gain insights and encouragement from others facing similar challenges. Facemasks are required. Registration is required for all support groups. Call (507) 386-5577 to register.

Five Wishes: Health Care Directive Valid Under MN Law

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

There are many things in life that are out of our control. A Five Wishes document gives you a way to control something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill and cannot speak for yourself. Five Wishes is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want, and […]

Adult Abuse: Financial Exploitation

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

An estimated $36.5 billion is lost annually to victims of elderly financial exploitation. This panel of professionals who deal with this exploitation will provide information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. You will learn what to look for, when to report, how to report, and resources that are available. Register here. This […]

Basic Home Maintenance

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Corey will provide some safety tips to keep you in your home longer. He will cover everything from your bathroom to your garage. Register here.

Preserving Memories Book Launch Party

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

The VINE Memoir Writer’s Group has worked very hard during COVID to put all their writing into a book, Preserving Memories, which goes on sale on Monday, October 4. The book is composed of 57 stories by 21 different authors on 256 pages. Join us as we celebrate their accomplishment from 12 – 1 pm […]

Mankato Symphony Orchestra Sneak Peek

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

August Jeske, Artistic Director, from the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, will present on their 2021-22 season-opening “National Monuments” concert. He will also talk about the rest of the season. This concert will explore the distinctive styles and moving musical imagery of the great American composers Copland, Barber, and Gershwin, led by guest conductor Silas Huff. Come […]

Five Wishes: Health Care Directive Valid Under MN Law

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

There are many things in life that are out of our control. A Five Wishes document gives us a way to control something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill and cannot speak for yourself. Five Wishes is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want, and […]

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Vine Volunteer Orientation

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Volunteers are the heart of VINE. Come and find a good fit for your time and talents. Call (507) 387-1666 to register for an orientation. Applications may be completed in advance online.

Preventing Falls Can Improve Independence

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Every second of every day, an older adult falls. Falls can cause injuries, loss of independence, and in some cases death. Falls are largely preventable. Come and learn what causes falls in older adults, what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from a fall, and the role of physical and occupational […]

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Caregiver Support Group

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Caregiving can be difficult and isolating. Gain insights and encouragement from others facing similar challenges. Registration is required for all support groups. Call (507) 386-5577 to register. Facemasks required.

Bingo

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

It’s time to clear your social card and join us for an hour of bingo. Prizes are donated by Pub 500, DQ West, and Curiosi-Tea House. Register here.

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Flu Shot Clinic at VINE

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Free flu shots are provided by Genoa Healthcare (associated with Blue Earth County). Bring your insurance card. Register online or over the phone, walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic will be held in the third floor Wellness Clinic.

Vine Author Series: Preserving Memories

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

The VINE Memoir Writing Group decided that a good pandemic project would be to put together a book of our memoirs, with all sales of this book going to VINE. The group has learned a lot about the process and will share the steps it took to make the dream a reality. The book “Preserving […]

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The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Theater

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Find out more about MSU Theater’s upcoming season from those who are making it happen. In addition, get a behind-the-scenes look into the decision-making that took place last season as the world had to deal with ever-changing COVID conditions.

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Rebuilding Mankato’s Little Stone House

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Learn more about what could be the oldest residential building in Mankato, the “Little Stone House” that sits at 129 N. Sixth St. More than 150 years old, it has observed the founding and growth of the city from its front door. Tom was involved with much of the historical research and reconstruction. Register here.

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A Practice Of The Heart: Qigong Presentation

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Learn about Spring Forest Qigong this fall! An energizing practice, Qigong incorporates coordinated body postures and movement with breathing and meditation. Certified Qigong Instructor, Char Lusher, will describe the practice and its many benefits, such as pain relief and mind-body integration. Qigong classes and practice will begin at VINE in October. Register for the presentation […]

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Vine Volunteer Orientation

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Volunteers are the heart of VINE. Come and find a good fit for your time and talents. Call (507) 387-1666 to register for an orientation. Applications may be completed in advance online.

LGBT+ CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Caregiving can be difficult and isolating. Gain insights and encouragement from others facing similar challenges. You may attend virtually or in person. Call (507) 386-5583 to register.

GREATER MANKATO AREA UNITED WAY CELEBRATES 90 YEARS

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Each year, the United Way stages a campaign to benefit 59 programs within 40 agencies in Blue Earth, Nicollet, Le Sueur, and Waseca Counties. That takes more than 1,000 regional volunteers. Find out who those organizations are, how they are selected, and the strategies of this year’s campaign. Register here.

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: HENNA AND ITS USES

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Henna is the common name for lawsonia inermis, a plant used as a natural dye throughout history and the world. Most commonly it was a key part of religious and ceremonial celebrations, such as marking a bride’s passage into womanhood for her wedding. It’s also a spiritual offering for luck or adorns the body for […]

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Caregiver Support Group

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

Caregiving can be difficult and isolating. Gain insights and encouragement from others facing similar challenges. Registration is required for all support groups. Call (507) 386-5577 to register. Facemasks required.

Minnesota In The Vietnam War

VINE Adult Community Center 421 E Hickory St, Mankato, MN

This multimedia presentation will use Powerpoint, video, music, drama, role-playing, and living history experiences to provide an understanding of this turbulent time. Arn will describe the increasing commitment to the war of each of five American presidents, the rising antiwar protests at home and the eventual U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, and the lingering tragic effects […]