Programs to Engage – Connect – Learn

Engage – Connect – Learn

All activities are subject to cancellation

Blood Drives at the Saint Peter Community Center

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation. Register for a date at

American Red Cross

Thu., May 19, 12 p.m.—8 p.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free


MAYDAY! Peace Conference – Growing Peacebuilders

Growing Peacebuilders, the 2022 MAYDAY! Peace Conference theme, seeks to empower us to promote justice and peace. This year’s conference will feature Dr. Maya Soetoro and Dr. Kerrie Urosevich '93, peace educators and the co-founders of Ceeds of Peace, a nonprofit aimed at raising peacemakers and educating communities on sustainability, justice, and peacebuilding. By planting the “ceeds” of compassion, commitment, collaboration and more, Ceeds of Peace hopes to provide individuals with the tools they need to work towards positive change and remain resilient while doing so. This year, Soetoro and Urosevich will share these tools with the Gustavus community through a presentation at 10 a.m. as well as a variety of interactive workshops in the afternoon.

Wed., Apr. 27, 10 a.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, Free

Diabetic Shoe Clinic

Diabetics with Medicare may be entitled to one pair of therapeutic shoes and 3 pairs of inserts every year. It is important that you wear good shoes. Pick the style and color of shoe you want. All sizes and widths available. Multiple selection of shoes featuring vendors such as New Balance, Propet, Dr. Comfort, Drew and many more. A certified shoe fitter will measure and examine your feet. We take care of all the paperwork, and personally deliver and fit the shoes for you. Please call Lindsay at 952-237-9865 for more information.

Wed., May 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free


Gault Park Tree Planting

Join the City Forestry staff and plant saplings (young trees) at Gault Park. Bring your own gloves!

Thu., May 18, 11 a.m., Gault Park, Free


Cooperative Living: Learn More

Learn how cooperative style living differs from other senior housing. Get all your questions answered about cooperatives and the way they work and what differentiates Willow Brook Cooperative for other coops. Downsizing tips to get ready to move into a senior cooperative or other place will also be shared.  

Liz Miller, Housing Director, Willow Brooke Cooperative – Mankato

Thu., June 23, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free


Caring Transitions: Downsize, Declutter and Estate Sales

Thinking about moving? Learn more about relocation services – including working with movers and real estate agents, the process of sorting through years of memories and where to find assistance from the physical challenges and emotional strain that comes from moving.

Doug Lamoureux, Owner, Caring Transitions of Mankato

Mon., Aug. 22, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free