Minnesota International Center - A World Affairs Council



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.

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
.

• 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

 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, 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.

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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, MN, 55112
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, email Alan or call  651.633.0026
.

• Bloomington 
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

• Chanhassen
Chanhassen Library
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

 Edina
Edina Library
5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN 55436
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, advanceregistration is required.

• Fridley
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

 Minnetonka
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
Boutwells Landing
The Gables, Auditorium A 
5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

For more information, contact Jesse at  651.275.3552

• Plymouth 
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

 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

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
Selected Mondays 

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

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GREATER MINNESOTA

 Alexandria
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/

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 
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

• Mankato
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

• Northfield
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


 

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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.