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Dec 20th

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Immigration: The key to Minnesota growth and prosperity

While anti-immigrant attention is being drawn to events in Arizona and inflammatory comments are being made by politicians in other states, Minnesota lawmakers and state officials are receiving a study on their desks that makes these sober assessments: 

We depend on immigration in Minnesota. Our state economy and quality of life will become even more dependent on immigration in the coming decade.

These points generally summarize the findings of Prof. Katherine Fennelly, an immigration and public policy expert at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute, and graduate student Anne Huart. They've researched and written a comprehensive report: "2010: The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota," that is now being printed and distributed to state officials by a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation.
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Author William Kent Krueger at Hopkins Center for the Arts

Author William Kent Krueger at Hopkins Center for the Arts
The Library Foundation of Hennepin County presents best-selling author William Kent Krueger lecturing 7:30pm Thursday, May 13 and 11am Friday, May 14 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN.

Tickets are available from $35 to $45. Student and group discounts are available. Visit www.supporthclib.org or call 952-979-1111 for tickets.
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Singers, actors, dancers - CAP 21 Tisch School of the Arts hold pre-college audition workshop

Vernon Goodman, Director of Admissions & Recruitment at CAP 21 Tisch School of the Arts will be in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 5th, at 4:00-6:00pm, for a FREE musical theatre, pre-college audition workshop, including a question and answer session.   CAP 21 Tisch School of the Arts is a satellite of New York University. This workshop is for performers ages 15 – 19, and will be conducted at the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts (1617 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN  55411).  Students should come prepared to act, dance, and sing. Specifically, performers will be asked to sing the song “Can’t Stop the Beat” from the Broadway musical Hairspray.  Call 612-521-2600 to make your reservation.
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Girl Scouts discover, connect and take action at luncheon

Girl Scouts discover, connect and take action at luncheonOn Thursday, April 8, 2010, The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys held its second annual Women of Distinction Luncheon which celebrated seven women who have shown extraordinary courage, confidence, and character, as well as the goal of Girl Scouts preparing young female leaders of tomorrow.

The MC for this year’s award ceremony was FOX 9 news anchor and former Girl Scout Robyne Robinson, who opened up the ceremony by asking all girl scouts and former girls scouts to join along with her in singing the Brownie Song.
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Regional transit system ranks high in efficiency


Over the last seven years, the Metropolitan Council has had considerable success in expanding our regional transit system and growing ridership.

We’ve opened our first light rail line in the Hiawatha corridor and begun work on our second in the Central corridor. We’ve started service on our first commuter rail line in the Northstar corridor. And we’ve completed the first phase of bus rapid transit improvements in the I-35W and Cedar Avenue corridors.
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Greenovate! The guide to creating environmentally-friendly strategies while turning a profit

Greenovate!  The guide to creating environmentally-friendly strategies while turning a profitImagine a neighborhood where smart, solar-powered garbage cans signal trash collectors only when they are full and ready to be emptied, thus reducing fuel costs. Or a mass transit system where buses run on recycled cooking oil, making them cheaper to operate with reduced emissions. Or a program to create homes for the poor by converting and upgrading discarded shipping containers.

In Greenovate!, the inaugural publication released by the Hult International Business School and the Center for Innovation, Excellence, and Growth (IXL), these environmentally-aware scenarios are a reality. Fifty companies that have successfully “gone green” while also turning a profit are carefully examined, their goals and barriers clearly laid out so that readers can easily understand how a ”greenovation” is conceived and executed. The book covers a wide range of industries and products, from all-natural cosmetics, to energy sources derived from cow manure, to intelligent street lighting.
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Community dialogue explores cultural identity and spirituality

A discussion about family and cultural identity and spirituality takes place 5:30-7pm Wednesday, May 5, at University Outreach Research/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Psychologist Ted Thompson will talk about  “Weaving the Fabric of Family Culture and Spirituality.”

His talk examines:
•the many definitions and behaviors associated with "FAMILY"
•the cultural underpinnings of family, with spirituality at their core,
•the strengths which have enabled survival in the face of social persecution.

Refreshments will be served.
To RSVP please email Ady - ady@headwatersfoundation.org
For more information call Betty Emarita, 612-823-5193





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