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Some of the world’s most pressing issues are best examined with others. When globally-minded individuals get together, perspectives are shared and new understandings are explored.

Join or visit a discussion group by browsing the directory and contacting a group’s organizer to find out the time and place of their next meeting.

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Minneapolis and St. Paul

AAUW-Minneapolis Branch
Meets 2-4 times, September – May
Open to AAUW members only
Contact group leader, Ruth

AAUW – St. Paul Branch
990 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 am
Open to AAUW members only
Email Jan or call 651.437.6605

Friendship Force MN Great Decisions
Generally meets the 4th Monday of the month, with 5 sessions from January – May and then September – November.
Contact Tom for more info at either [email protected] or 612-804-4102

House of Hope Presbyterian Church
797 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
2nd Tuesday of each month (April – November) at 3 – 4:30pm
Contact Michelle, call 615.227.6311, or go to website: www.hohchurch.org

Mill City Commons
Open to Mill City Commons members only
Meets in the Mill City neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis
3rd Monday of the month, Jan – May, Sept – Nov, 7-8:30pm
Contact Mary or call 612.455.3329

Minneapolis Community Education (2 locations)
For more information about meetings at Westminster Presbyterian Church Magnet program and Washburn Library, contact Hélène Gauthier | [email protected] at 612.668.5095 or visit www.mplscommunityed.com.

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church Magnet Program
    1200 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis
    Select Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 PM
  • Washburn Library
    5244 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis
    Select Fridays, 12:00-1:30 pm

Minneapolis Great Decisions (member-led group)
Meets at Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Roy Wilkins Room (Room 215), on the U’s West Bank
301 S 19th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Second Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:00 pm except July, August, and December
Space is limited – Please email Alan [email protected] to confirm time and attendance.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Minnesota (Fall only)
Coffey Hall 360
1420 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
Meets Fall only
Contact 612.624.7847 or olli.umn.edu

Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Select Wednesday evenings
Open to all
Dinner option with special dinner pricing available to Woman’s Club members (Dinner: Members $25, Nonmembers $30 + service fee, taxes).
Email Renee in advance

Walker Place
3701 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Group meeting Sept – Nov
Contact Char  or call 612.827.8615, or Jo  or call 612.827.8525

Metro Area

Apple Valley
District 196 Community Education in conjunction with Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124 (currently Zoom only)
Fall: October – November, 4x every other week
Spring: March – April, 4x every other week
Select Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
Contact Joanne or call 952.891.2879

Arden Hills
Pilgrim House Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1212 W Highway 96, Arden Hills, MN, 55112
First Thursday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm, except during summer
Visit Pilgrim House for schedule and directions
Contact Alan or call 651.398.1799

Edina
Edina Community Center
5701 W Frontage Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55424
Select Mondays; Jan – May, Sept – Dec
Contact the Edina Community Education main line at 952.848.3952, email Kenda Zellner Smith or visit www.edina.ce.eleyo.com to register. Due to limited space for these popular events, advance registration is required.

Fridley
Fridley Senior Program
Fridley Community Center
6085 7th St. NE, Fridley, MN 55432
Third Wednesday of the month, 10:00 am
Contact Steven at 763.502.5106

Maple Grove
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Third Wednesday of the month, March – October
Contact Liz at 763.494.6514

Oak Park Heights
Boutwells Landing
5600 Norwich Parkway
Auditorium A, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
Contact Connie at 952.935.4717

Plymouth
Trillium Woods
Open to Trillium Woods residents only.
Plymouth, MN 55446
Contact Carol at 763.208.0132

Roseville
Ramsey County Library/Roseville
2180 North Hamline Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
Email Kay at [email protected] or contact the library at 651-724-6001, option 2

Roseville
RosePointe Independent Living Apartments
2555 Hamline Ave. N, Roseville, MN 55113
Meets approximately once/month
Contact Julie at 651.628.8563

Wayzata
Folkestone Wayzata
100 Promenade Ave, Wayzata, MN 55391
Thursdays at 2pm in the auditorium
Contact Christine by email or at 952.249.2430

West St. Paul
Thompson Park Activity Center
1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Second Monday of the month, 1:00-3:00 pm
Contact Brenda at 651.403.8303

Greater Minnesota

Brainerd Lakes Area
The Center
803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
Third Monday of the month, April – November, 4:00-6:00 pm
Contact Jon at 218.454.1025 or visit The Center

International Falls
Falls Public Library Meeting Room
750 4th Street, International Falls, MN 56649
Select Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm
Contact Sue at 218.283.8687

Mankato
Minnesota State University of Mankato
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Chesley Center on Aging
Morris Hall 129
Second Wednesday of the month, April-November
Mankato Area Lifelong Learners
Visit MALL or contact Georgia at 507.385.1685

Rochester (winter/spring)
Rochester Community and Technical College
Heintz Center Room HA102
851-30th Ave. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Visit Learning is Forever or call  507.280.3157