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 throughout the year (*denotes information has been updated for 2014).
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
For more information, call 612.870.1661 or contact the group leader, Barbara at 952.941.4730
• COAM Life Enrichment
Bethel Lutheran Church
4150 17th Avenue S
Selected Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Registrations are accepted on-site the day of the presentation.
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.
March 24, 2014: Islamic Awakening (Bill Davnie)
April 28, 2014: Energy Independence (David Bartlett)
May 19, 2014: Defense Technology (Todd Lefko)
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
To register, call 612.668.4828
• Walker Place
3701 Bryant Ave. S.
• Washburn Library
5244 Lyndale Ave S.
Selected Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
. U Care Skyway Senior Center
950 Nicollet Mall, Suite 290
Wednesdays, May-June, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
• Minnesota International Center (member group)
Meets at Coffman Memorial Union, Rm. 428
300 Washington Ave. SE
Second Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:00 p.m. except July, August and December
Since meeting space is limited, please email the group leader, 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
For more information, contact Ed or call 612.929.1004
or the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at 612.624.7847
Twin Cities area
Group meets in homes of participants for discussion facilitated by a group member
Selected Mondays, 6:30 p.m.- refreshments and socializing;
program begins at 7:00 p.m.
New participants are welcome!
For more information, email Nicole or call 612.374.2954
• Apple Valley
District 196 Community Education*
Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
2014 spring session meets 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
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
Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
10715 Zenith Avenue
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
Selected Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Nancy or call 952.934.5960; or visit www.carverlib.org or call the Library at 952.227.1500
• Edina Library
5280 Grandview Square
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 Community Center
6085 7th St. NE
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
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
RidgePointe Senior Apartments
12600 Marion Lane W
Selected Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
All meetings are free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to Paula at 952.540.6212 or
for more information visit Ridgepointe's website
• Oak Park Heights
The Gables, Auditorium A
5600 Norwich Parkway
Oak Park Heights
For more information, contact Jess at 651.275.3552
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave. N.
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
March 19, 2014: Israel & the U.S. (Jay Shahidi)
April 16, 2014: Turkey's Challenges (Tom Hanson)
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 or to register, call 952.928.6444
Parkshore Senior Campus (Card Room)
3663 Park Center Blvd.
St. Louis Park
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
Douglas County Library
720 Fillmore Street
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
500 Heartwood Drive
3rd Monday of each Month, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Great Decisions topic on DVD is shown as a discussion-starter.
For more information, contact Bill at 218.963.3829
• 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
Third Thursdays except summer months
For more information, contact Randy at 218.475.0091
• International Falls
Falls Public Library Meeting Room
750 4th Street
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
For more information contact Elizabeth at 507.385.1685
• Fargo/Moorhead Communiversity
5300 12th St. S.
Saturdays in March, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
For more information, call 218.299.3438 or visit www.fmcommuniversity.org
Cannon Valley Elder Consortium
Northfield Senior Center
1651 Jefferson Parkway
For more information, visit www.cvec.org
• Rochester (winter/spring)
Rochester Community and Technical College
Heintz Center Room HA102
851-30th Avenue SE
For more information, visit www.learningisforever.net or call 507.280.3157
• St. Cloud
Whitney Senior Center
1527 Northway Drive
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: