Upcoming Events

Reoccurring Events

UPCOMING EVENTS
PACT Act Enrollment Seminars: Dec. 5, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
St Cloud VAMC, Bldg. 48, Rm 14
4801 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, MN

The new PACT Act toxic-exposed Veterans access to VA care and extends health care eligibility for Vietnam, Gulf War, and Post 9/11 era combat Veterans. Attend this seminar to discuss the definition of toxic exposure, health care eligibility changes, toxic exposure screening and education, toxic exposure research, presumption of service connection changes, and how to apply for VA health care. Attendance is limited to 30 people, so call the Outreach Team to reserve your spot at 320-252-1670, ext. 7627. 


VA Caregiver "Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays": Dec. 1 & Dec. 15 at 10:00 a.m. and Dec. 8 & Dec 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual

Please join the VA Caregiver Center for a "Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays for Caregivers". No registration required. Join by computer at https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/join/REACHVA (Meeting Number/Access Code 199 239 1856) or by phone at 404-397-1596 (Meeting Number 199 239 1856##).


Free Legal Clinic for Low-Income Veterans: Dec. 1, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Anoka County Government Center
2100 3rd Avenue, Room 237
Anoka, MN 55303

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans invites you to participate in this free legal clinic. Services provided include: housing, employment, benefits, debt collection, expungement, and family law. For more information, contact Vetlaw Program-MACV at 651-200-4750


Lake Mary VFW Auxiliary Chicken Dinner: Dec. 3, 2022 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Winsted American Legion
161 1st Street North
Winsted, MN

The Lake Mary VFW Auxiliary 9232 in Winsted invites the public to join them for a great chicken dinner, including mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade stuffing, corn, and dinner roll. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children (10 & under). Tickets are available at Security Bank & Trust in Winsted or by calling 320-485-3831.

 
Military Kids Party Crashers RC Racing: Dec. 5, 2022 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Arden Hills Armory
4761 Hamline Avenue North
Arden Hills, MN

Party Crashers will provide cars and tracks to military families. Youth will learn more about RC cars and have the opportunity to race around a track. A light dinner will be provided to families. Open to military families from ALL branches with youth in 1st-9th grade. To register, visit: https://mnarngfamilyprograms.wufoo.com/forms/party-crashers-rc-racing/ 


Disney on Ice Hero Discount Tickets: Dec. 8-11, 2022 at various times
Xcel Energy Center
199 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102

To order military or Veteran discount tickets visit https://xcelenergycenter.com/military  


Minnesota Wild Military Appreciation Night: Dec. 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Xcel Energy Center
199 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102

The Minnesota Wild are honored to recognize those who serve (active duty, veteran or military families). Join the Minnesota Wild for this military appreciation night. Event package includes game ticket, special edition Wild-branded t-shirt, and $5 donated to the St. Paul Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network.


2023 Camp Ripley Military Members Turkey Hunt: May 3-5 (Registration due Dec. 31, 2022)
Camp Ripley
15000 MN-115
Little Falls, MN

Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is accepting applications for the Military Members Turkey Hunt. Minnesota residents who are current or retired military members, or have served in any branch of the Armed Forces since 2001 are invited to apply, along with their dependent youth under the age of 18. For more information and to apply, visit here


2023 Arden Hills Military Members Turkey Hunt: Apr. 16-18 and Apr. 21-23 (Registration due Dec. 31, 2022)
Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS)
4761 Hamline Ave. N
Arden Hills, MN

Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is accepting applications for the Military Members Turkey Hunt. Minnesota residents who are current or retired military members, or have served in any branch of the Armed Forces since 2001 are invited to apply, along with their dependent youth under the age of 18. For more information and to apply, visit here


Military Youth Ice Fishing Clinic: Jan. 28, 2023
Veterans Campground
11300 180th Street North
Marine on the St. Croix, MN 55047

Save the date for this annual military kids ice fishing clinic, open to all military youth ages 5-18. 

REOCCURRING EVENTS

St Cloud VA Medical Center Caregiver Support Group: (Every 1st Wednesday of the Month) at 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Virtual

Join the St Cloud VA Caregiver Support Program for 30 minutes to focus on YOU through relaxation, stress management and skill-building. Learn and practice skills like mindfulness, journaling, breathing exercise, affirmations, and more. Attend online at https://tinyurl.com/AMomentForYou or by calling 404-397-1596 (access code 2765 931 7546).


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.


St Cloud VA Medical Center Coffee Talks:
(Every 2nd Friday of the Month) at 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Virtual & In-Person
St Cloud VA Medical Center - Bldg. 29, Room 20E
4801 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, MN

Topics covered at these monthly meetings include enrollment for health care, VA health care benefits, using VA health services, VA wellness programs, and getting started on your Whole Health journey. To enroll for the in-person meeting, please call 320-252-1670 extension 7271. To attend virtually, please call 1-833-558-0712 or visit the website at tinyurl.com/svh2ymwr


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.


St Cloud VA Medical Center Women Veterans Educational Series: (Every 4th Wednesday of the Month) from 1-2:00 p.m.
Virtual 

Women Veterans served by the St. Cloud VA are invited to join them for a wide range of classes. See class schedule for each month's topic. Join online at https://tinyurl.com/52rrcxtm or by phone 872-701-0185 (Access code 226 001 995#). 

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