Adult programs, Social and Interest Groups

Due to everchanging safety for Covid-19, most of our offerings this year are meeting on Zoom for the time being. Please note that we are doing our best to offer good adult enrichment opportunities in these challenging times.

Concerns about safety protocols can be brought to the attention of the Board of Trustees or staff. Thank you for your support.

Evening Book Club

Joyce McMartin, Coordinator

The Evening Book Group meets on the third Thursday of the month in the Fireside Room at 7 PM. The only requirement is that you read, or attempt to read, the monthly selection. Feel free to come to any or all of the meetings. We welcome newcomers and hope you find the selections interesting. Join us for a lively and informative discussion! Questions? Call Joyce McMartin at 952-942-7143 or email at joyceamcmartin@gmail.com.

Check the calendar for books being read.

Men’s Group

John Peloquin, Coordinator

All welcome regardless of gender! The Men’s Group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7pm. We have a variety of speakers. Questions? Contact John Peloquin John17780@charter.net.

Men’s Poker

Steve Danko, Coordinator

The Men’s Poker Group meets on the second Friday of the month at 7:00pm in the social hall. This is a low-stakes poker group that is currently welcoming men who would like to be called to substitute or who have a large enough group (5) to form a second table. Questions? Contact Steve Danko sjdanko71@gmail.com or Mark Clary mlfe@aol.com

Women’s Group

The Women’s Group gathers in the social hall on the first Saturday of each month at 10:15 for beverages and conversation. The program begins at 10:30. There usually is a short business meeting at 11:30, followed by lunch. Lunch is provided by a caterer for $7.00 per person. Attendees may bring their own lunches. In order to set up appropriately, those planning to attend should contact the office at office@mnvalleyuu.org

Check the calendar for a list of speakers.

Religion, Ethics, and Ideas

John Peloquin, Coordinator

Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00pm for an interesting discussion. The topics vary. All are invited to attend. Questions? Contact John Peloquin John17780@charter.net

Itchy Fingers Salon

Becky McPeek, Coordinator

The Itchy Fingers Salon will be open on Saturdays in September, October, November, January, and February. We gather in the lobby area of MVUUF from 1:00-2:30 pm. Participants do a variety of handwork. In the past, folks have painted, sketched, knitted, crocheted, and one person made woven business card holders.

You are invited to come hang out with us. This includes those who like to draw, sketch, and color with paints, pencils, charcoal, pens, and crayons. Bring your own projects. Teaching and guidance is provided as needed. Questions? Contact Becky McPeek racreates@yahoo.com

Afternoon Discussion Group

Not currently meeting.

American Mah Jongg

Nancy Buckman Coordinator

If you are interested in playing American Mah Jongg, or learning how to play, we have a small group meeting every other Wednesday in the Social Hall from 1-3 pm. Contact Nancy Buckman nancybmnuu@gmail.com for more information.

Beyond Sunday Morning

Nancy Buckman, Coordinator

Join us on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Panera Bread, 980 West 78th St. in Richfield. We gather from 1:00 to 2:30 for a beverage or snack and good conversation. It’s a great way to get to know one another better. Everyone is welcome! Questions? Contact Nancy Buckman nancybmnuu@gmail.com