Upcoming Events

Reoccurring Events

UPCOMING EVENTSMonth of the Military Child Art Contest: Apr. 1-30, 2024

Open to military children (K-12th grade) of active or retired military personnel and siblings of active service members. Artwork must depict the artist's military pride. Entry form and artwork must be received by April 30th. View entry form for more details.


Month of the Military Child Photo Contest: Apr. 1-30, 2024

Military families capture a photo that depicts what life looks like for your military family. Photo must include a 250 word (max) description of the photo with name and phone number. View information flyer for more information.


Rural Veteran Virtual Outreach Symposium: Apr. 18, 2024, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Virtual - see flyer for webinar information

VA recognizes the unique healthcare challenges associated with rural living and invites you to discover benefits and services tailored to meet your needs. Topics to be covered include addressing health care access challenges in rural communities; exploring efforts to enhance Telehealth, maternity care, mental health services, and more; information on benefits and claims and how the PACT Act impacts Veterans; and understanding VA's solution driven approach to improve care access for the 2.7 million rural Veterans reliant on VA health care.


Veterans Day on the Hill: Apr. 17, 2024
10:30- Coffee 
11:00- Free Lunch
Cedar Street Armory
600 Cedar Street
St Paul, MN

1:00- March to State Veterans Service Building
20 West 12th St
St Paul, MN 


Vietnam Veterans Getaway: May 21-23, 2024 (Registration deadline is April 19, 2024)
Camp Bliss
6150 Camp Fish Road NW
Walker, MN 56484

You will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of healing relaxation, and learning. Camp Bliss is excited to have you join them for a weekend of fun, and camaraderie to renew mind, body and spirit. There are 10 total spots available for Veterans on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a waiting list if these slots fill. To register, fill out the registration form and return to the address listed at the bottom of the application no later than April 19, 2024.


MDVA Veterans Home Career Fair: Apr. 25, 2024, from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
5101 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Meet MDVA leaders, experience the beautiful workplace and even interview onsite for CNA and Nursing openings. Current jobs include CNAs, nurses, food service workers, housekeepers and general repair workers. Bring an up-to-date resume. For questions, contact Patience Dick at 612-548-5989 or patience.dick@state.mn.us. 


Minnesota Veterans Career Fair: May 1, 2024, from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center
6105 Earle Brown Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55430

Veterans, current service members, military spouses and Gold Star families are invited to attend the 18th Annual Veterans Career Fair. The Veterans Career Fair features 100 employers, complimentary LinkedIn photography station, resume review assistance, mock interviews, and service providers offering assistance for Veterans and their families. 


MN DAV Outdoors Superior Hiking Trail Backpacking Adventure: Jun. 12-16, 2024 (Application closes May 3, 2024)

Discover the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) along with the North Shore of Lake Superior, showcasing waterfalls, rapids, and gorges as it winds through Minnesota's Northwoods. Visit here for more details on what to expect and to apply.


St Cloud Outstation Vet Center Grand Opening: Jun. 13, 2024
330 HWY 10 South
Suite 101
St. Cloud, MN 

The Vet Center's mission is to welcome home and honor those who served, those still serving, and their families by reaching out to them, engaging their communities, and providing them with quality readjustment counseling and timely referral. Join the St Cloud Outstation for their grand opening event.


50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration: Jun. 13-15, 2024
Mall of America - North Entrance & Atrium
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

June 14th at 11 a.m. - Commemorative Program in the MOA Rotunda

MDVA is honored to host a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. The commemoration will provide an opportunity for healing by thanking and honoring Minnesota Vietnam-era Veterans wherever they served. The event will highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and recognize contributions and sacrifices made by allies of the United States during the Vietnam War. A resource fair/ information tables will provide a "one-stop shop" for Vietnam Veterans and their families. Historical displays will be setup from the Minnesota Military and Veteran Museum. 


Roger Up Bike Run: Jun. 15, 2024
Clearwater American Legion Post 323
505 Pine Street
Clearwater, MN 55320

Ride from Clearwater to the Camp Ripley Military Museum. All proceeds go to benefit Roger Up and their continued mission to support Mental Health needs for veterans and first responders. 


Operation Welcome Home Summer Family Camp: Jul. 8-10, 2024
Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
7291 County Rd 6 SW
Stewartville, MN 55976

Serving military members and families, Ironwood's Operation Welcome Home program is a series of retreats for active military, veterans and their families. Retreats are provided free of charge, providing a place for the military community to come together, strengthen their faith, build relationships and support each other. Activities include: horseback riding, zipline, wagon rides, campfires, swimming, minigolf, and more. There is a $50 deposit to hold your family's spot but is refunded after arrival or if cancellation occurs no later than 3 weeks prior to the event. Questions, contact Matthew Van Dixon at 507-533-4315 or matthew@ironwoodsprings.com. Register online here.


Veterans & Family Getaway: Aug. 23-25, 2024 (Registration deadline is July 19, 2024)
Camp Bliss
6150 Camp Fish Road NW
Walker, MN 56484

Camp Bliss is excited to welcome you to the serene and supportive setting of Camp Bliss! They bring families together to enjoy quality time connecting and bonding with other military families who have gone through the same experiences. There are 20 total spots available for Veterans and families (children 10-18 years old only) on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a waiting list if these slots fill. To register, fill out the registration form and return to the address listed at the bottom of the application no later than April 19, 2024.


REOCCURRING EVENTS

Caregiver Support Group: (Every 1st Thursday of the Month) at 3:00 pm.
Harmony River, Community Room

1555 Sherwood St. SE
Hutchinson, MN

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Caregiver Support & Respite Services is providing a support group for individuals who are aging and dealing with loss, regret, and physical deterioration. The group provides information training, tools and resources to copy with growing older and approaching the end of life. To register please call: 320-221-3747 or email: Kim.Brehmer@lssmn.org.

Dementia Support Group: (Every 2nd Thursday of the Month) at 3:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
400 SW Franklin Street
Hutchinson, MN

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Caregiver Support & Respite Services is providing a support group for individuals who are caring for older adults with a chronic illness. Groups also provide participants with access to information, training, and tools in a supportive and trusting environment.  To register, please call: 320-221-3747 or email: Barbara.Alsleben@lssmn.org.

For more information, please click here.

Support Group:
 (Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month) at 10:30 a.m.

Christ the King Lutheran Church
1040 S Grade Road SW
Hutchinson, MN

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Caregiver Support & Respite Services is providing a support group for individuals who are caring for older adults with a chronic illness. Groups also provide participants with access to information, training, and tools in a supportive and trusting environment.  To register please call: 320-221-3747 or email: Barbara.Alsleben@lssmn.org.

For more information, please click here.

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