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  • Antarctica: The Last Continent

    Have you ever thought of going to Antarctica? Would you like to learn more about it? On average it is the coldest, driest and windiest continent, yet it ignites curiosity and is a hotbed for scientific research. If you have ever wanted to visit Antarctica or are simply curious about the White Continent, come learn about its history, the landscape, political status, wildlife and environmental issues -particularly climate change. Hear about the people who live there and what a visit is like.
  • Being Mortal

    Based on the bestselling book Being Mortal, by Dr. Atul Gawande, we'll discuss how to live a very good life in the face of our own mortality, what will matter to us in the end, as well as the roles that medicine and communication may play.  Participants are encouraged to either read the book Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande, or view the PBS Frontline Special (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/) prior to class, however it is not required.
  • Civic Engagement 101

    Are you interested in being involved in the political process but have never participated before?  The first step can be daunting, but this nonpartisan class will help explain how you can have a voice in the process and help make change.  Learn the basics of the local and state legislative processes from Nick Harper, attorney and lobbyist with The League of Women Voters Minnesota.
  • ECFE Volunteer Opportunity

    A meaningful opportunity awaits you.  Support an Early Childhood Family Education classroom by assisting early childhood educators with activities and basic classroom instruction for children birth-5 years old. Opportunities are available Monday-Friday in the morning, afternoon and evening at ECFE sites across Saint Paul.For more information or to sign up, call the ECFE Office at 651-793-5410 or visit www.spps.org/Page/22460.
  • Follow the Silk Road: A Tour Through Central Asia

    The historic and legendary Silk Road traveled through countries that maintain an aura of mystery. Whether you are interested in planning a trip to Central Asia, or are just curious about this part of the world, you’ll enjoy stories from the road, beautiful images and architecture, learn about the culture, and get details for planning your own adventure along the fabled Silk Road.  We'll cover camping the deserts of Turkmenistan, roaming the ancient cities of Uzbekistan, driving the treacherous Pamir Highway in Tajikistan, the horse culture of Kyrgyzstan, and finish in the modern city of Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • I Am Evidence - Film Screening and Discussion

    I Am Evidence exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character–driven narrative, bringing much needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors.  Why is there a rape kit backlog? What can we do to fix the problem? Explore these questions through survivors’ experiences as they trace the fates of their kits and re-engage in the criminal justice processJoin us for a viewing of I Am Evidence, along with a facilitated discussion of the film. Light refreshments will be served.
  • The Day after Retirement

    What will your life look like once you don't answer the call of the alarm clock?  Having a sense of purpose is an important key to satisfaction.  We'll focus on how to put your arms around the changes inherent in retiring, and explore a variety of ways to identify what is significant to you in establishing a purpose-filled life in retirement.
  • Women In Islam

    Explore Islamic teachings of different roles and cultural differences of Muslim women in society. Discussions will include common misconceptions regarding Muslim women and an explanation of gender equity in the spiritual, social, and economic aspects of life.