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Upcoming Monday Meetings

Monday, April 24, 2017 8:30 – 9:30 PASSAGES SPRING SHOWER

Vehicles will be parked in front of the Gale Mansion to receive your donations of checks, diapers, paper goods, and cleaning supplies.

9:30 – 10:30 MONDAY INTEREST GROUPS Please see the Bulletin page 18
BOOK DISCUSSION In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge
Winner of the German Book Prize, this novel follows four generations of a family against the backdrop of the collapse of East German communism. Anthea Bell is the gifted translator, who is adept at finding the tone of the voice of the original manuscript. It is a provocative read with politics, love, and family themes.
GREAT DECISIONS Topic: United States Foreign Policy and Petroleum
Petroleum may be a useful instrument of foreign policy. United States policymakers must recognize both petroleum security circumstances and patterns in the relationship between petroleum and foreign policy to be energy secure.
HANDWORK/CRAFTS Activity: Quilting
Continue quilting lessons with clever techniques. Show and tell and questions are always welcome.
KNOW YOUR DEVICE Minneapolis Room
Members of this group will answer each other’s questions about smart phones, iPads, and general technology mysteries.
Join fellow members who enjoy writing of all kinds. No experience is necessary.


Milkweed Editions and Milkweed Books

Speaker: Daniel Slager, Publisher and CEO, Milkweed Editions

Milkweed Editions has been part of the Twin Cities publishing scene for over thirty years. This non-profit organization shares space in the Open Book complex on Washington Avenue, along with The Loft and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. In addition, Milkweed has opened a bookstore in this facility. Slager will tell us about the mission of
Milkweed Editions and Milkweed Books.


12:00 – 1:15 LUNCHEON

1:15 – 2:15 THE ARTS

Thursday Musical Student Program

What is more rewarding than listening to talented young musicians perform? Some of the winners of the Thursday Musical Student Scholarship Competition will appear on our stage today. Winners have received more than $20,000 in music scholarships. So sit back and enjoy. Let the music begin!

Monday, May 1, 2017

A truck will be parked in front of the Gale to receive your donations to From Me to You.

International Day


Minnesota is filled with people of German heritage. How and why did they come to this part of United States?
Come hear the stories. Find out what is happening with the influx of immigrants to Germany today. Enjoy a hearty German lunch of the favorite foods of this land. Visit the coat room for a fine exhibit of German artifacts where you will find items for sale. Bring your curiosity and some stories.

9:30 – 10:30

1848ers, Democratic Revolutionaries, and the German Mass Migration to the Midwest

Speaker: Dr. Joachim (Yogi) Reppmann, Former German Professor, St. Olaf College, Founder of the Stoltenberg Institute for German-Americans Moin-Moin.us

A small group of German individuals called “Forty- Eighters” immigrated to the United States in the mid-1800s after fighting unsuccessfully for liberty, democracy, and national unity. They came from the German state of Schleswig-Holstein to Scott County, Iowa. After settling in America, these unique and talented individuals provided an intellectual transfusion affecting not only their fellow German immigrants, but also the political and social history of the United States during one of its most critical periods.

10:45 – 11:45 Commemorating the Past and Facing Today’s Challenges

Speaker: Leslie Morris, Associate Professor of German, Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies, University of Minnesota

Morris will describe Germany’s past–the horrific memories of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust–and how it has been commemorated. What are new challenges and political ramifications today as a result of the refugee crisis?


12:00 – 1:15 LUNCHEON

1:15 – 2:15

Drinking Champagne on the Berlin Wall: From Giddy Celebration to the Hangover, From Unification to the Refugee Crisis

Speaker: Richard (Rick) McCormick, Professor of German, Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch Studies, University of Minnesota

McCormick will present an overview of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes in Germany since the “Fall of the Wall” in 1989 and the unification of East and West Germany in 1990.



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