Calendar of Events

Mar
22
Fri
PACER Center: Working with Culturally or Linguistically Diverse Families in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) @ PACER Center
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
PACER Center: Working with Culturally or Linguistically Diverse Families in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) @ PACER Center

Cultural liaisons and foreign language interpreters will build their capacity in order to enhance communication and families’ understanding at Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for children ages birth to five.

Sponsored by PACER’s Family Information and Resources Project.

Live Web Streaming available: choose Livestream option during registration.

Mar
28
Thu
PACER Center: Switch It Up! Understanding Switch Access for Computers and Tablets @ PACER Center
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
PACER Center: Switch It Up! Understanding Switch Access for Computers and Tablets @ PACER Center

Switches can help individuals with disabilities control a variety of devices, including computers, tablets, and communication devices. This workshop will provide information about how to set up switch access on an iPad, Android tablet, and computers.

Live Web Streaming available: choose Livestream option during registration.

Apr
26
Fri
AuSM Gala @ Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AuSM Gala @ Minneapolis Marriott Southwest

Join AuSM for an exciting evening bringing the community together for fantastic food, drinks, games, prizes, a silent auction, and a celebration of those serving as true inspirations to individuals affected by autism. All gala proceeds will benefit programs and services for the Minnesota autism community.

May
7
Tue
Upstream Arts: The Art of Social Skills @ Davis Center
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Upstream Arts: The Art of Social Skills @ Davis Center

MPS Special Education Department & Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), in partnership with Upstream Arts, present
A hands-on workshop series exploring Inclusivity through Creativity!
In support of district priorities of Social Emotional Learning, Equity, & Multi Tiered Systems of Support

WHAT: A 1-hour program that will give you tools for using creativity and the arts in your home and at school.
WHO:
 For all ages, side by side!
WHEN: 
Tuesday May 7 2019 from 6-8pm (program at 6.30)

Light meals, interpreters, and child care will be provided.

For more information call/email:
Sara Stack, MPS Director of Special Education — 612.668.0914 or sara.stack@mpls.k12.mn.us
Sarah Washington, SEAC Parent Lead — dollfacens@gmail.com

May
11
Sat
PACER’s Annual Benefit @ Minneapolis Convention Center
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PACER's Annual Benefit @ Minneapolis Convention Center

The Beach Boys changed America’s music landscape, and they continue to play their hits to sold-out houses. Spend an unforgettable evening with one of the most influential and critically acclaimed bands of all time! Led by Mike Love, you’ll hear timeless songs like “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations,” and many more!

This spectacular event celebrates PACER’s work on behalf of families of children with disabilities and students who are bullied. All proceeds support PACER’s programs.


Benefit Events

Silent auction: 6 pm

Live auction: 8 pm

Benefit performance: 8 pm

Patron party: After the performance

Performance will be ASL interpreted.


Evening Features

Wine Pull
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to participate in PACER’s fabulous Wine Pull! For just $25 you can select a numbered cork that corresponds to a particular bottle of wine valued between $20 and $200. You also have a chance to win special wine tasting experiences for you and your friends!

Extravaganza Bags
Will you be holding one of the lucky bags? Find out when you purchase one of the limited Extravaganza bags for $100 each during the Silent Auction and cocktail hour.

Raffle
Purchasing a $100 raffle ticket during the Silent Auction enters you into the drawing. The winner will be announced prior to the performance; you need not be present to win.


Silent Auction

Each year, our Annual Benefit hosts the largest Silent Auction in the Twin Cities. Bid on packages ranging in value from $50 items to priceless, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Be sure to check out our Sneak Peek Preview of all the items, which will be available online two weeks prior to the event.

For the first time ever, we’ll be using Mobile Bidding for the Silent Auction! Bidding opens online on Thursday, May 9th and will remain open until the Silent Auction closes on the night of the event. With mobile bidding, you’ll be able to bid early and often and keep track of the most in-demand packages. Don’t forget to bring your charged mobile phone to the event!


May
12
Sun
People for Parks 3rd Annual Root Beer Run @ Boom Island Park
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
People for Parks 3rd Annual Root Beer Run @ Boom Island Park

The Root Beer Run is open to all people from throughout the community who want to be active in our parks and who enjoy root beer with or without ice cream. Participants choose to run, walk, or stroll either a 1⁄2 mile or full mile and then receive root beer after they cross the finish line. 100% of all registration fees are donated to People for Parks, a Minneapolis nonprofit that sponsors programs and projects to enhance and promote our city’s parks.

Yes, we know this event is on Mother’s Day and we can’t think of a more fun or healthier way to spend time with your family! Think of it as the alternative to brunch where you get to be outside and active! There will be a fabulous bounce house, lots of games and even more swag giveaways from our partners.

Sponsorships are available, message People for Parks for more information!

May
14
Tue
Saint Croix Encourage Breakfast @ Envision Event Center
May 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us for the 12th annual Encourage Breakfast, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 benefiting Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – St. Croix

Enjoy breakfast and conversation, be inspired by stories of abilities and possibilities, and the opportunity to make a difference for thousands of children and adults who will be served in the local community this year.

We look forward to having you join us as a community celebrating abilities at this year’s event.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program and Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 a.m.

*There is no cost to attend, but you will be invited to make a contribution.

Location:
Inwood Oaks ( Formerly Envision Event Center)
484 Inwood Avenue N.
Oakdale, MN 55128

Register today by reserving individual seats or signing up as a table host.

Get involved by being a table host! Hosting a table is easy and free; simply invite 9 of your friends or colleagues to make a table of 10.

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorships or have questions, please contact us at ckfoundation@allina.com.

Thank you for supporting Courage Kenny’s vision that one day all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities, not disabilities.

May
18
Sat
Discover Abilities Expo @ University of Minnesota Wellness & Recreation Center
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Discover Abilities Expo @ University of Minnesota Wellness & Recreation Center

Join Courage Kenny, Paul’s Pals and the University of Minnesota for the 2nd annual showcase of adpative sports and recreational activities in Minnesota!


The Discover Abilities Expo is back for another year with an event bigger and better than ever event! More organizations will be represented with more demos and clinics offered throughout the day!

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Sports & Recreation Department is partnering with dozens of local nonprofit and community organizations on this 2nd annual showcase of adaptive sports and recreational activities in Minnesota. Hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis Recreation & Wellness Center. You’ll have the chance to:

  • Learn, observe, and try various sports and recreational activities adapted for people with disabilities including golf, sled hockey, nordic skiing, therapeutic riding, rock climbing, adaptive fitness, theater, arts, power soccer, and more.
  • Meet with representatives from local adaptive sports and recreation organizations.
  • Discover resources to help you access and fund adaptive equipment.
  • Panel discussions and presentations featuring athletes and directors from local organizations.

Thank you to the event sponsors for helping make this event happen!
University of Minnesota Recreation & Wellness Center
Paul’s Pals

Follow along on social media #DiscoverYourSport

For more information contact Courage Kenny Sports & Rec, 612-775-2277 or ckrisportsrecreation@allina.com

Young Dance Spring Round Up @ Anthony Middle School Theater
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Young Dance Spring Round Up @ Anthony Middle School Theater
Saturday May 18, 2019
TIME: 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Anthony Middle School Theater, 5757 Irving Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55419 (Enter through door #3)
ADMISSION: Donation or Pay what you can: $0-$5.00
Classes performing are: Creative Movement One, Creative Movement Two, Modern Level One, Modern Level Two, Modern Level Three, Modern Level Four, All Abilities Dancing One, Boys Get Movin’, World Dance, Ballet, All Abilities Dancing Two, and Company.
Jul
8
Mon
Fore! Fraser Benefit Golf Classic @ Brackett's Crossing Country Club
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm