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CoAM Spring Luncheon Fundraiser – April 30, 2018

by ccunningham on April 10, 2018

Come celebrate
all things CoAM!

Join us for our spring luncheon
on Monday, April 30 at Noon,
Bethel Lutheran Church,
4120 17th Avenue South

  • Listen to Jim Shannon’s piano wizardry as you dine.
  • Hear CoAM stories and find yourself in pictures!
  • $15 donation

For reservations:

  • sign up at Life Enrichment
  • leave a message at 612-721-5786
  • email the CoAM office

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Visit Rochester on a CoAM Day Tour
Thursday, April 19, 2018 for $98

Registration deadline is April 12th
(download printable flyer here)

First, we will tour the historic Mayowood Mansion. Mayowood was built in 1911 by Dr. Charles H. Mayo, who lived there until 1939. Now, this 38 room historic house is home to an extensive decorative arts collection, gorgeous gardens, and antique furnishings.

Then we will have lunch with the sisters at Assisi Heights. In 1877, 25  Franciscan Sisters from Joliet, Illinois, came to Minnesota, to establish a new community. See their beautiful home and hear their history. Lunch on brats, chips, broccoli salad, salad bar & dessert.

Then we’ll take a narrated trolley tour of Rochester highlights.

Schedule

  • 8:45 AM:
    Tour bus leaves Bethel parking lot
    42nd Street East & 17th Avenue S.
  • 10:30 AM:
    Mayowood Tour
  • 11:45 AM:
    Lunch at Assisi Heights & Tour
  • 2:15 PM:
    Trolley Tour of Rochester
  • 5:30 Back at Bethel

For reservations:
Leave a message at CoAM at 612-721-5786  and  send in your check for $98 to CoAM, 3045 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55407

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CoAM Life Enrichment Series – Spring 2018

by ccunningham on March 13, 2018

For Lifelong Learning

Mondays,  April 9 through April 30
9:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Classes held at centrally located
Bethel Lutheran Church
17th Ave. So. & 42nd St. E., Minneapolis

Click here for a printable class schedule

Monday, April 9

9:30—10:30 AM

GREAT DECISIONS: Global Engagement and the Military
Presented by Jon Olson, Commander US Navy (Ret.), a graduate of the Naval Academy, who served in the Navy for many years. He teaches part-time at Carleton College and Metro State University specializing in security studies.  Jon Olson will speak about the role of the U.S. military as an element of national power, the use of the military in America’s global engagement, and the many security challenges America faces. He will also include a robust question and answer period.

10:30 AM Coffee

10:50—11:50 AM

HISTORY: Dinkytown
Presented by Bill Huntzicker, who grew up on ranches in southeastern Montana, moved to southeast Minneapolis 50 years ago to attend grad school and has seemed unable to leave. He will discuss the history of Dinkytown, a four-block business district in his neighborhood adjacent to the University of Minnesota and the subject of his book Dinkytown: Four Blocks of History. Huntzicker studied history at Montana State University and earned a masters and doctorate in American studies at the U of Minnesota.

Monday, April 16

9:30—10:30 AM

GREAT DECISIONS: Russian Foreign Policy under Putin and Yeltsin: A Riddle Within an Enigma?
Presented by Dr. Norma Noonan, Professor Emerita of Political Science and Leadership Studies at Augsburg University. She is a long-time observer of Russian politics and foreign policy. Since the fall of the USSR, the US has frequently been perplexed by Russian foreign policy. Is Russia still a superpower or a limited power with nuclear weapons?  Why have the US and Russia fallen into old patterns of misunderstanding despite good intentions on both sides? What does Russia want? How does it plan to achieve its goals?

10:30 AM Coffee

10:50—11:50 AM

TRAVELOGUE:  Poland and Hungary led by Rick Steves.
We visit cities such as Krakow, Warsaw, and Budapest but also other points of interest, such as Auschwitz and places with great scenic vistas or with historic importance.

Monday, April 23

9:30—10:30 a.m.

GREAT DECISIONS:  China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation
Presented by P. Richard Bohr, Emeritus Professor and Director of Asian Studies, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. During the past 15 years, China initiated a broad political program of economic expansion including in the military and  diplomatic sectors.   During the past year, the United States retreated from the multilateral trade agreements it had put in place since the end of WWII.  And it pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Meanwhile, China has made significant global inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Bank. Our discussion of this striking change will focus on the questions: What political conditions in China and America intensify Sino-American tensions? What policies might Washington adopt to meet this situation?

10:30 AM Coffee

10:50—11:50 AM

TRAVELOGUE:  Caribbean Cruise and Cuba
presented by our very own David Swanson, from a cruise so freshly taken you may be able to smell the salt water on his clothes. He and Ann took their camera along, especially when visiting Cuba but not in the roulette wheel room aboard ship.

Monday, April 30

9:30—10:30 a.m.

GREAT DECISIONS:  Turkey in a Troubled Middle East
Presented by Ambassador Ross Wilson, a distinguished senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and visiting lecturer in international affairs at George Washington University. Over the course of a thirty-year career in the US Foreign Service, he served as ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan. He also held assignments in Moscow. Turkey’s descent into authoritarianism and sometimes noxious behavior makes Turkey an increasingly unreliable ally of the United States. How should the US deal with this long-time, but troublesome ally?

10:30 AM Coffee

10:50—11:50 AM

LOCAL HISTORY: By the Waters of Minnetonka
Presented by Eric Dregni, who also wrote the book by this same title. He is associate professor of English and journalism at Concordia University in St. Paul and has authored many books on local lore. In this presentation he sheds light on intriguing aspects of the lake’s history, challenging myths and re-visiting elements of the past that have been forgotten or glossed over. He also relates and at times pokes fun at the opulent and occasionally raucous moments that have made Lake Minnetonka an icon of resort living in Minnesota.

Spring Fundraising Luncheon Today! $15

 

 

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for $97

(click here for poster)

Back on the Chanhassen stage by popular demand- Sister Act, is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash called, “Ridiculously fun,” by the New York Post. Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken, Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent! Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.


This will fill quickly, so call now!  Come laugh with us!
COST – $97 (covers bus, lunch, and the play)

Schedule

  • 10:00 AM:  Tour bus leaves Bethel parking lot,
    42nd Street E. & 17th Avenue S.
  • 11:15 AM:  Lunch
  • 1:30 PM:  Play
  • 3:30 PM:  A little tie in the gift shop
  • 4:00 PM:  Leave for Bethe

For Reservations

  • leave a message at CoAM at 612-721-5786 and
  • send in your check for $97 to CoAM,
    3045 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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CoAM Old Log Theater Tour – December 6, 2017

November 16, 2017

at the Wednesday, December 6 for $82 (Click here for downloadable poster) Return to Springfield High and meet the “Crooning Crabcakes,” the boy group banned from the senior prom. The singing foursome is headed for fame and fortune by trying to win the local radio contest on Big Whopper Radio. Songs from this musical journey to [...]

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CoAM Fall Colors Day Tour 2017 – Thursday October 5

September 11, 2017

(Downloadable Flyer) Come to the autumn countryside in Cadott, WI! The horses and wagon are waiting for you.  There are steps going onto the wagon.  If you can do the bus steps, you can easily do these steps.  We will ride through the fall woods to the Lodge where our lunch will be beef stew [...]

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CoAM Life Enrichment Series – Autumn 2017

September 11, 2017

  For Lifelong Learning Mondays,  October 2 through October 23 9:30 – 11:50 a.m. Classes held at centrally located Bethel Lutheran Church 17th Ave. So. & 42nd St. E., Minneapolis Click here for a printable class schedule Monday, October 2 9:30-10:30 AM HUMANITIES: American-Russian Relations Since 1992 When the Cold War ended, the US and Russia seemed [...]

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2017 Health Fair

September 11, 2017

invite you to a Health Fair Monday, October 16 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM Bethel Lutheran Church 4120 17th Avenue South Minneapolis (click for a printable flyer) Flu Shots   12:00 to 1:30 PM Speaker, Marypat Habermas – 12:30 PM Blood pressure checks Live Well at Home screening Exhibits & Information Soup and bread lunch [...]

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CoAM Visits Duluth — August 2017

May 8, 2017

(click here for printable flyer) Spend a day in Duluth!  Tour Glensheen Mansion, have lunch at Grandma’s Restaurant, tour the harbor aboard the Vista Queen and listen to our step-on guide describe Duluth points of interest. Bus leaves Bethel Lutheran – 4120 17th Ave. S at 8:00 AM.  Return at approximately 6:30 PM. To Register: [...]

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CoAM Summer Garden Tour – June 2017

May 8, 2017

(Click here for a printable poster) First, we head to the MN Landscape Arboretum to stroll a little and take a trolley tour on the grounds.  Next, we go to the Victoria House in Victoria for a lunch of BBQ ribs and chicken, roasted red potatoes, buttered corn on the cob, coleslaw, cornbread, and a [...]

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