Education & Community

Autism and Poetry

Poet and teacher Chris Martin will speak on how new research shows that the autistic brain is hardwired for metaphor and imagery, meaning children and adults with autism may be natural poets.  He will lead the audience in some basic writing exercises that can help them use poetry in every part of their lives.  Sponsored by the Edina Reads Committe.  The program will be in the Fireside Room of the Edina Senior Cente below the Edina Library. 

Edina Day of Service

Work with neighbors on behalf of neighbors. Service projects taking place around Edina. Sign up to volunteer, or create a volunteer opportunity.

Men, Alive!

This is a group for men interested in fostering real connections, real communication and real power in their lives - men with a genuine interest in "showing up" in their work, their relationships and their communities. Meetings will be a mix of conversation, reflection, skills practice and service to others. Visit for more info about your host, Eric Larson and his work with men.

Chinese New Year at Boom Island Brewing

Inspired by the experiences of co-owner Qiuxia Welch from her native city of Chengdu, China, and to honor the Chinese roots of the brewery, Boom Island Brewing will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 6 at the taproom from 1-9pm.  Boom Island Brewing was built with the help of Qiuxia’s own parents from China. Despite knowing no English, they came to Minneapolis from China to help Qiuxia and her husband and brewer Kevin get Boom Island Brewing into operation.

Edina Family Center Service Fair

Join us for the Edina Family Center PTO's Service Fair on Saturday, January 30th from 9:30-11:30 on the first floor of the Community Center (the Family Center). The event is open to the public and geared towards families with kids birth through age 5. Come together with other young families to work on projects that will benefit others throughout the Twin Cities. Some of the activities include: decorating placemats for Meals on Wheels, downsizing bags of rice for STEP Emergency Center and making playdough for Sabathani Community Center.


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