Minnesota International Center - A World Affairs Council



Great Decisions Program:
Locate a Great Decisions Group Near You

Great Decisions groups meet in many locations throughout Minnesota. Meeting information is listed below, but 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.

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL

• AAUW-Minneapolis Branch 
Selected Monday mornings
Open to AAUW members only.
For more information, contact the group leader, Barbara at  952.941.4730
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• COAM Life Enrichment
Bethel Lutheran Church
4150 17th Avenue S
Minneapolis
Selected Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
For more information, call  612.721.5786 or email COAM

Grace University Lutheran Church
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
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
For more information, call 612.624.7847.

• AAUW - St. Paul Branch
990 Summit Avenue 
St. Paul
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.

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METRO AREA

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
First Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., except during summer.

Visit the website, www.pilgrimhouseuua.org for driving directions.
For more information, please email Alan or call  651.633.0026

• Bloomington 
Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
10715 Zenith Avenue 
Bloomington
Selected Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact Tom at  952.457.2156 or Glenn at  952.835.6832

• Chanhassen
Chanhassen Library
7711 Kerber Boulevard
Chanhassen 
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

 Edina Library
5280 Grandview Square
Edina
Selected Mondays

For information or to register, call  612.543.6325 or visit www.hclib.org/pub/events 
Due to limited space for these popular events, registration is required.

• Fridley
Fridley Community Center
6085 7th St. NE
Fridley
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 
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

• Marine on St. Croix (meets in homes) 
This group welcomes new members from Marine on St. Croix/Stillwater area to meet in an informal setting on selected evenings.
For more information, contact Mark at 612.418.8233

 Minnetonka
Marion Hall
RidgePointe Senior Apartments
12600 Marion Lane W
Minnetonka
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
July 15 - Todd Lefko (Russia/Ukraine)
July 22 - David Bartlett (Energy Independence)
August 19 - Roger Salway (Food & Climate)
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
Boutwells Landing
The Gables, Auditorium A 
5600 Norwich Parkway 
Oak Park Heights

For more information, contact Jess at  651.275.3552

• Plymouth 
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave. N. 
Plymouth
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

 Roseville
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

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
For more information, call 952.928.6444

Parkshore Senior Campus (Card Room) 
3663 Park Center Blvd.
St. Louis Park
Selected Mondays 

For more information, contact Laura or  952.848.5806

 West St. Paul
Thompson Park Activity Center
1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul
2nd Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

For more information, contact Lisa at 651.451.403.8300

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GREATER MINNESOTA

 Alexandria
Douglas County Library 
720 Fillmore Street 
Alexandria, MN 

For more information, contact Judy at  320.852.6873

• Brainerd Lakes Area
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 Strand at 218.454.1025 or visit http://thebrainerdcenter.com/classes/

 Crosby/Ironton area 
Heartwood
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 
Kirby Student Center
1120 Kirby Drive 
University of Minnesota - Duluth
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
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 
Selected Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sue at  218.283.8687

• Mankato
All meetings take place from 2:00 - 3:30 P  
Eide Bailly Building 
1911 Excel Drive
Mankato

For more information contact Elizabeth at 507.385.1685

• Northfield
Cannon Valley Elder Consortium 
Northfield Senior Center 
1651 Jefferson Parkway
Northfield 

For more information, visit www.cvec.org

 Rochester (winter/spring)
Rochester Community and Technical College
Heintz Center Room HA102 
851-30th Avenue SE 
Rochester

For more information, visit www.learningisforever.net or call  507.280.3157

• St. Cloud
Whitney Senior Center
1527 Northway Drive 
St. Cloud 
Selected Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

For more information, contact Laura or call  320.650.3075


 

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Great Decisions aligns with MIC's vision to provide opportunities for Minnesotans to:

  • Understand the impact of the world on our personal and professional lives.

  • Comprehend the complexity of global issues

  • Nuture the next generation of international leaders, policy makers and workers.