Great Decisions Program:
Locate a Great Decisions Group Near You
Nearly 60 Great Decisions groups - both public and private - meet in locations throughout Minnesota. Meeting information for selected public groups is listed below. Please contact the group leader directly for details on additional costs, meeting format, and dates and times.
If there isn't a group listed below in your area, consider starting one yourself! See How to Manage a Group for more details.
• AAUW-Minneapolis Branch
Selected Monday mornings
Open to AAUW members only.
For more information, contact the group leader, Barbara at 952.941.4730.
• COAM Life Enrichment
Bethel Lutheran Church
4150 17th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Selected Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
For more information, call 612.721.5786 or email COAM
Peace Chapel, 324 Harvard Street SE (UMN East Bank), Mpls, MN 55455
Meets selected Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Open to all.
For more information, contact Janet at 651.690.0483
• Minneapolis Community Education (3 locations)
For more information about the meetings at Walker Place, Washburn Library, or UCare Skyway Senior Center, contact Patty at 612.668.5095 or visit www.mplscommunityed.com.
• Walker Place
3701 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis
• Washburn Library
5244 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis
Selected Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
• U Care Skyway Senior Center
950 Nicollet Mall, Suite 290, Minneapolis
Wednesdays, May-June, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
• Minnesota International Center (member-led group)
Meets at Coffman Memorial Union, Rm. 428
300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Second Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:00 p.m. except July, August and December
Space is limited - please email Randy or call 651.690.5535 in advance.
• Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (FALL ONLY)
University of Minnesota
Room #235, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
For more information, call 612.624.7847.
• AAUW - St. Paul Branch
990 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Selected Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Open to AAUW members only.
For more information, contact Mary at 651.738.1836
• Twin Cities Group
Group meets in homes of participants.
Selected Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
New participants are welcome!
For more information, email Tom.
• Apple Valley
District 196 Community Education
Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
2014 spring session met March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15, from 6:30-8:00 pm
For more information or to register call Joanne at 952.891.2879, or visit https://district196.ce.feepay.com/course/adult-winter-2014/great-decisions
• Arden Hills
Pilgrim House Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1212 W Highway 96, Arden Hills, MN, 55112
First Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., except during summer.
October 2 - China's Foreign Policy (Bill Davnie)
November 6 - Israel & the U.S. (Gary Prevost)
December 4 - Islamic Awakening (Mary Curtin)
Visit the website, www.pilgrimhouseuua.org for driving directions.
For more information, email Alan or call 651.633.0026.
Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
10715 Zenith Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55431
Selected Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Tom at 952.457.2156 or Glenn at 952.835.6832
7711 Kerber Boulevard, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Selected Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
Carver County Library Events Schedule
For more information, contact Nancy or call 952.934.5960; visit www.carverlib.org or call the Library at 952.227.1500
5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN 55436
For information or to register, call 612.543.6325 or visit www.hclib.org/pub/events
Due to limited space for these popular events, advanceregistration is required.
Fridley Community Center
6085 7th St. NE, Fridley, MN, 55432
Third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Connie at 763.502.5150
• Maple Grove
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369
3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30–11:30 am
For more information, visit www.ci.maple-grove.mn.us or contact Kris at 763.494.6514
RidgePointe Senior Apartments
12600 Marion Lane W, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
September 23 - Tom Hanson (China's Foreign Policy)
October 28 - Speaker TBA (U.S. Trade Policy)
All meetings are free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to Paula at 952.540.6212 or visit Ridgepointe's website
• Oak Park Heights
The Gables, Auditorium A
5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
For more information, contact Jesse at 651.275.3552
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave. N., Plymouth, MN 55447
Third Thursday of the month 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m
For more information, visit Plymouth Creek Community Center or call 763.509.5280
Pre-registration is required at least two days before the session
RosePointe Independent Living Apartments
(collaboration with Roseville Area Senior Programs)
2555 Hamline Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113
Meets at 2:00 PM on the second or third Wednesdays of the month
Sept. 17 - Energy Independence (David Bartlett)
Oct. 15 - Russia/Ukraine (Todd Lefko)
Nov. 19 - Food & Climate (Todd Lefko)
For more information contact Carol at 651.639.1000
• St. Louis Park (two locations)
Lenox Community Center Little Theater
6715 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426
For more information, call 952.928.6444
Parkshore Senior Campus (Card Room)
3663 Park Center Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
For more information, contact Laura or 952.848.5806
• West St. Paul
Thompson Park Activity Center
1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul, MN 55118
2nd Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Lisa at 651.451.403.8300
Douglas County Library
720 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, MN 56308
For more information, contact Judy at 320.852.6873
• Brainerd Lakes Area (two locations)
The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
Meets from 4:00 - 6:00 pm the 3rd Monday of the month, April - November
For more information, contact Jon at 218.454.1025 or visit http://thebrainerdcenter.com/classes/
500 Heartwood Drive, Crosby, MN 56441
Meets from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm the 3rd Monday of each month, January - June & September - November
The Great Decisions topic on DVD is shown as a discussion-starter.
For more information, contact Anne at 218.656.0066 or visit http://www.unlimitedlearning.net/.
• Duluth (two locations)
Meets in homes on selected Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon
Group uses DVD from the Foreign Policy Association to start the discussion
For more information, contact Ajit at 218.728.3557
University for Seniors
University of Minnesota - Duluth, Kirby Student Center
1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812
Several Study Groups series are offered during the year
For more information, call 218.726.7637, email Carol or visit http://www.d.umn.edu/ce/learningopportunities/universityforseniors/groups.html
• Grand Marais
Cook County Community Center
300 W 3rd Street, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Third Thursdays except summer months
For more information, contact Randy at 218.475.0091
• International Falls
Falls Public Library Meeting Room
750 4th Street, International Falls, MN 56649
Selected Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Sue at 218.283.8687
All meetings take place from 2:00 - 3:30 P
Eide Bailly Building
1911 Excel Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
For more information contact Elizabeth at 507.385.1685
Cannon Valley Elder Consortium
Northfield Senior Center
1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield, MN 55057
For more information, visit www.cvec.org
• Rochester (winter/spring)
Rochester Community and Technical College
Heintz Center Room HA102
851-30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
For more information, visit www.learningisforever.net or call 507.280.3157
• St. Cloud
Whitney Senior Center
1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303
Selected Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Laura or call 320.650.3075
Great Decisions aligns with MIC's vision to provide opportunities for Minnesotans to: