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One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) and allies chorus, presents Minnesota Voices, a concert celebrating all things Minnesota--from the State Fair, lumberjacks and folk-songs, to music on a stick! The concert, under the direction of Jane Ramseyer Miller, is at Sundin Hall, Hamline University, on June 14, 7:30 pm & June 15, 3 pm and 7:30 pm, and features songs by Minnesota composers from Bob Dylan, Libby Larsen, Abbie Betinis and Rene Clausen to Prince and Semisonic! By the Fireside, a piece commissioned by One Voice to commemorate the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, illustrates how the HIV-AIDS in Africa touches us here in Minnesota. Tickets $15 -$30: www.ovmc.org or 651-298-1954. Free parking on Hamline University campus.
Your Chance to Help: East Side Meals on Wheels has moved its pickup point for meals to within a couple of blocks of UBC, making it more convenient to make deliveries in the Southeast area. Contact Don Follett if you are interested. You will be glad you became a part of this worthwhile outreach mission in our community.
Thank God For Chocolate! The UBC students will now be setting up, selling and taking orders for Fair Trade Chocolate EVERY OTHER MONTH on Communion Sunday (1st Sunday of the month) at UBC (outside the Lounge) beginning in May! The months of chocolate sales on Communion Sunday at UBC for the the year will be September, November, (perhaps a special December Sale), January, March, May. Orders can always be placed by emailing Deidre Druk at
. When enough orders for free shipping have been accumulated, Deidre will place the order and notify you by email. She will also notify you when your order arrives.
Furnish a Home with Hope with Bridging: The chill of the winter months can be difficult for all of us. But for families and individuals who do not have basic furniture and household goods, such as blankets and sheets to keep them warm, pots/pans to warm food, and utensils to eat warm meals, the winter months can be especially difficult. Every year, Bridging, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides furniture and household goods to those in need, sees a drop in donations during the winter months, and its warehouse shelves are sparse. But, the demand for furniture and household goods from families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty stays the same. Bridging needs your help to furnish homes with hope. Get involved today – donate your stuff, time, or dollars to help a local family in need! Learn more and get started by visiting www.bridging.org or calling 952.888.1105.