Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2016
    • 07 Dec 2016
    • 8 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Maintain Your Independence
    and Improve Balance!

    Join us at East Side Neighborhood Services for this award winning eight week program. In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity.

    Don’t let fear rule your life!

    The cost of the class is based on ability to pay.

    Wednesdays, October 19 - December 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Call to register (612) 787-4045 or eva@esns.org

    A Matter of Balance is sponsored by the 
    Metropolitan Area Agency on Agency. Empowering Vital Aging is supported in part by a Live Well at Home Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


    • 01 Nov 2016
    • 06 Dec 2016
    • 6 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Living Well Workshop
    November 1 - December 6
    Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm

    Feel better about your health! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop has empowered people around the nation to make the changes in their life that they want to make. The group is discussion-based with topics including pain management, physical activity, healthy eating, communicating with health care professionals, and more. A chronic condition is any ongoing health issue such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, and vision or hearing loss.

    This program has been designed by the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is funded under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act Program funding. Presented in partnership with the Wilder Foundation. 

    It helps participants to:

    • Find better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue
    • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
    • Learn the appropriate use of medications
    • Improve nutrition
    • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
    • Understand new treatment choices
    • Feel better about life

    “I now have a new sense of being in control,” said Doris, “The Workshop has really helped me put life back in my life.”

    The workshop meets every week, for two hours, for six weeks. It is led by specially trained volunteer leaders, some who have health conditions themselves. The program covers new topics each week and provides opportunities for interaction and group problem solving. The leaders are more like coaches who guide participants through the topics. The answer to someone’s question is usually in the room from another participant who has gone or is going through a similar situation.

    The program serves those who are 60 years of age or better who are living with a chronic condition themselves or are caring for someone who is.  Everyone who participates will receive a, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” reference book.  A sliding fee scale is used to determine the fee of the program; however no one will be turned away for an inability to pay.

    Call to register: (612) 787-4045 or eva@esns.org 

    This program has been designed by the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is funded under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act Program funding.  Presented in partnership with the Wilder Foundation. Empowering Vital Aging is supported in part by a Live Well at Home Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. 


    • 14 Nov 2016
    • 06 Feb 2017
    • 24 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance 

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    November 14, 2016 - February 6, 2017
    1:30-2:30pm 

    This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. This exercise class meets twice a week on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for 12-weeks. No class will be held on MLK Day.

    All classes are held at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second St NE, Minneapolis 55413. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, email eva@esns.org or call (612) 787-4045.



    • 10 Dec 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Lions Park on 37th Avenue NE (between 37th Avenue NE and Stinson Boulevard)


    Saturday, December 10, 2016
    6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Lions Park on 37th Avenue NE
    between 37th Avenue NE and Stinson Boulevard
    Holiday Train will arrive at 7:00 PM
    Don’t Miss the Train! 

    Bringing the community together for a night of holiday lights, entertainment and family fun to support the food shelves of East Side Neighborhood Services. Enjoy a night of live musical entertainment by Kelly Prescott and Colin James, kid’s activities, and refreshments.

    Support the food shelves at East Side Neighborhood Services in by bringing a cash or healthy non-perishable food donation to the Holiday Train event on December 10. This event is free and open to the community.

    Free parking and shuttle available at St. Anthony City Offices and Community Center.



    • 13 Dec 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • East Side, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Personal & Home Safety Presentation

    Officer Nicholas J. Juarez will discuss how to be aware of your surroundings, know the threats in your neighborhood, home safety, and securing your doors and windows. Refreshments will be provided. 

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    East Side Neighborhood Services - Dining Space
    1700 Second St. NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    To register email eva@esns.org or call (612) 787-4045.

    • 28 Dec 2016
    • 23 Jan 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Employment Orientation Meetings at East Side
    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Monday, January 23, 2017
    All meetings start at 9:30 am

    ESNS’ Senior Community Service Employment Program will host these orientation meetings in search of low income seniors (55yrs+, Hennepin County residents) who are interested in paid on-the-job training in a variety of community based settings. We are seeking those with interest or experience in these types of work: day care, driving, receptionist, office assistant, and welcome desk greeters to name a few. Information about the program can be found at www.esns.org/SCSEP or call Macey with questions (612) 787-4090.


    • 05 Jan 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • East Side, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    ServSafe® Food Safety Manager
    Thursday January 5
    8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

    East Side Neighborhood Services' 1-day certification class will prepare you for a career in food service preparation and safety. Participants will have the option to take the test on the same day or on the following morning. Every food preparation facility requires a ServSafe® Manager, which will give you an advantage when applying for jobs, or lead to higher wages at your current job!

    This training educates in the areas of basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens.

    To apply attend a one-hour information session at East Side held every Tuesday at 9:30 AM or Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Call the Training Coordinator at (612) 787-4068 for more information. 

    Class fee is $119 which covers the training and the exam. Re-test fee is $45. 


    • 21 Jan 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • East Side, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    ServSafe® Food Safety Manager
    Saturday January 21
    8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

    East Side Neighborhood Services' 1-day certification class will prepare you for a career in food service preparation and safety. Participants will have the option to take the test on the same day or on the following morning. Every food preparation facility requires a ServSafe® Manager, which will give you an advantage when applying for jobs, or lead to higher wages at your current job!

    This training educates in the areas of basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination and allergens.

    To apply attend a one-hour information session at East Side held every Tuesday at 9:30 AM or Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Call the Training Coordinator at (612) 787-4068 for more information. 

    Class fee is $119 which covers the training and the exam. Re-test fee is $45. 


    • 11 Feb 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton, MN


    Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
    Saturday, February 11, 2017
    Snowshoe Race Begins at 9:30 AM
    Dog Walk Begins at 10:00 AM

    The Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle (TCSS) is the
    biggest snowshoe race in Minnesota! Participants come from around the country to participate in this fun and challenging winter race. 
    The TCSS is a US Snowshoe Association's sanctioned event.

    REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
    or fill out and mail in the registration form

    There is a 5K and a 10K track set up for the racers, and a 5k dog walk! Awards and certificates are given to the top 3 men and women finishers in each of 7 age categories, which are listed on the registration form. The race will be officially timed. The race is also part of the Braveheart Series, a free series that allows racers to earn points and win free prizes.

    Not that serious? This event is fun for people of all ages and abilities. Walking or running with snowshoes is a fun and healthy activity. The TCSS is a great opportunity to get outside with your friends or family!

    Proceeds from the 2017 TCSS are used to provide scholarships for children to attend Camp Bovey, East Side Neighborhood Services summer camp where urban youth learn to respect themselves, one another, and the environment. 

    Following the Race/Walk, a post-event warm up chili lunch will be served at East Side Neighborhood Services (1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413). 

    The Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle honors the memory of Joe Holewa, event co-founder and a lifelong snowshoer up to age 87.


    Canines for Camp - 5K Dog Walk -Since the Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle's inception, we have noticed an increasing turnout of racers with dogs. Racers will still be able to run or walk in the snowshoe race with their dogs, but we created a sub-event for dog lovers that is less competitive and more relaxing, but still a great way to get exercise for owners and dogs during the cold winter months. Each participant will receive a gift bag with dog items as well as a race shirt.

    REGISTRATION:
    $35 entry fee, $40 after January 20th, ($20 for students aged 13-23) and $25 for the dog walk allows you to participate and includes an event shirt and chili lunch after the race. Snowshoes will be available for rental. Register on Its Your Race.


    SNOWSHOE RACER BIB PICK-UP:
    Avoid race-day lines and check-in early! You can get your race number and confirm shoe rental. Pick up is on Friday, February 10 from 4-7 at East Side Neighborhood Services. Dog walkers do not need to pick-up a bib, as it is not a timed event.

    ON RACE DAY:
    The race starts at 9:30am, but bib pick-up starts at 7:30am. We encourage you to arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to pick up your race number (and snowshoes if you are renting) and stretch and warm up before the race.


    POST-EVENT ACTIVITIES: SILENT AUCTION & CHILI LUNCHEON

    The Silent Auction will be displayed for auctioning at East Side Neighborhood Services (1700 Second Street NE. Minneapolis, MN 55413) and Chili Luncheon following the snowshoe race. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit children with financial needs to attend Camp Bovey, the summer resident camp of East Side Neighborhood Services.
    To donate items to our silent auction, please contact Greg Ritter, (612) 787-4019 or gritter@esns.org


    Racing For a Great Community Cause

    All proceeds from the race and silent auction will benefit Camp Bovey, East Side Neighborhood Services’ Summer Youth Camp, located in Gordon, Wisconsin. Camp Bovey provides outdoor living and leadership development for children ages 8 to 14 - where urban youth learn to respect themselves, one another, and the environment. Each entrant will assist in raising funds to provide camperships for children and youth to attend Camp Bovey. 


                              


    Become a SPONSOR for the
    2017 Snowshoe Shuffle Race/Walk
    .
    Call the development office at (612) 787-4019 for more information about becoming a sponsor!

Past events

29 Nov 2016 AED - What is it? How does it help save lives?
17 Nov 2016 Give to the Max!
08 Nov 2016 Forklift Operator Training
03 Nov 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
24 Oct 2016 FREE Computer Basics Training
22 Oct 2016 Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
11 Oct 2016 Tuesdays with EVA!
11 Oct 2016 Senior Community Service Employment Program Orientation Meetings
08 Oct 2016 Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment
03 Oct 2016 Nursing Assistant Training
24 Sep 2016 Elder Law Clinics at East Side
23 Sep 2016 A Matter of Balance at Logan Recreation Center
17 Sep 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's
15 Sep 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
13 Sep 2016 Friendship Too: Caregiver/Loved One Support Group
13 Sep 2016 Tuesdays with EVA!
13 Sep 2016 Your Community for a Lifetime Health & Wellness Expo 2016
06 Sep 2016 Vital Fitness
01 Sep 2016 Mill City Charity Golf Tournament
23 Aug 2016 Tuesdays with EVA!
16 Aug 2016 Internet Job Search: How to Workshops
15 Aug 2016 Forklift and Bobcat Operator Training
09 Aug 2016 Vital Fitness
08 Aug 2016 Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
08 Aug 2016 Basic Computer Training
04 Aug 2016 Living Well With Diabetes Workshop
25 Jul 2016 Clases De Computacion
20 Jul 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
19 Jul 2016 Internet Job Search: How to Workshops
12 Jul 2016 A Matter of Balance
12 Jul 2016 Tuesdays with EVA!
12 Jul 2016 Senior Community Service Employment Program Orientation Meetings
11 Jul 2016 Basic Computer Training
06 Jul 2016 Friendship Too: A Caregiver/Loved One Support Group
28 Jun 2016 Adult Day at Friendship Center Open House
27 Jun 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
14 Jun 2016 Internet Job Search: How to Workshops
06 Jun 2016 Basic Computer Training
31 May 2016 Art Exhibit and Reception at MCAD
26 May 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
23 May 2016 Money Management: Creating a Rainy Day Fund on a Low Budget
23 May 2016 Clases De Computacion
21 May 2016 Send a Kid to Camp Craft Sale
19 May 2016 Internet Job Search: How to Workshops
17 May 2016 Senior Community Service Employment Program Orientation Meetings
12 May 2016 20th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
09 May 2016 Basic Computer Training
02 May 2016 Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
01 May 2016 Older Americans Month
25 Apr 2016 Leadership In Hospitality Training
01 Mar 2016 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
16 Feb 2016 Living Well with Chronic Conditions
11 Feb 2016 40th Annual Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
06 Feb 2016 11th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
10 Dec 2015 2015 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
10 Oct 2015 Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
24 Sep 2015 Centennial Gala
15 Sep 2015 Health & Wellness Expo 2015
23 Jul 2015 20th Annual Mill City Charity Golf Tournament
28 May 2015 Yard Sale at the Friendship Center
16 May 2015 Community Open House - Centennial Celebration
14 May 2015 19th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
01 Mar 2015 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
12 Feb 2015 39th Annual Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
07 Feb 2015 10th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
18 Oct 2014 Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
17 Jul 2014 19th Annual Mill City Golf Tournament
08 May 2014 18th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
23 Apr 2014 Your Life Your Legacy Seminar
19 Mar 2014 Matter of Balance Series
13 Feb 2014 38th Annual Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
01 Feb 2014 9th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
23 Jan 2014 Free Tax Preparation at ESNS
12 Dec 2013 2013 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
11 Dec 2013 Understanding MNsure
14 Nov 2013 Give to the Max and send kids to camp!
01 Nov 2013 Public Health in Public Schools
09 May 2013 17th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
06 Apr 2013 Feel the VIBE
11 Feb 2013 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
07 Feb 2013 2013 Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
07 Feb 2013 Leadership and Management Training
02 Feb 2013 8th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
17 Jan 2013 Personal & Home Care Aide Training
12 Dec 2012 Early Childhood Screening
11 Dec 2012 2012 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
03 Dec 2012 Forklift (Sit Down/Stand Up) Training Class
15 Nov 2012 Give to the Max Day 2012
16 Oct 2012 2012 Health & Wellness Expo
28 Sep 2012 Nordeast Big River Homebrew Competition
19 Sep 2012 Guest Speaker at Menlo
18 Sep 2012 Adult Employment Services Orientation Meeting
17 Sep 2012 Personal & Home Care Aide Training
07 Sep 2012 Mill City Charity Golf Tournament
22 Aug 2012 Student Orientation
15 Aug 2012 Bobcat® Skid-Steer Loader
13 Aug 2012 Forklift (Sit Down/Stand Up) Training Class
09 Aug 2012 Orientation for Forklift and Bobcat training
02 Aug 2012 Community Garden and Family Engagement Event
31 Jul 2012 Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services
26 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Pool Time
26 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Adult Day!
24 Jul 2012 Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services
21 Jul 2012 Band in the window at the East Side Thrift Store!
19 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Pool Time
18 Jul 2012 Preschool Screening
17 Jul 2012 Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services
17 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Adult Day!
12 Jul 2012 Free Blood Pressure Screening
12 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Pool Time
09 Jul 2012 Matter of Balance Series
05 Jul 2012 Free Blood Pressure Screening
02 Jul 2012 Summer Residential Camp
01 Jul 2012 Open Your Heart
25 Jun 2012 Sheridan Neighborhood Organization Meeting
25 Jun 2012 Free Blood Pressure Screening
18 Jun 2012 Summer School for youth in grades K-8
06 Jun 2012 Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
01 Jun 2012 Narcotics Anonymous Meeting
31 May 2012 Free Blood Pressure Screening
30 May 2012 Friendship Center Annual Yard Sale
04 Feb 2012 7th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
15 Oct 2011 Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
09 Sep 2011 16th Annual Mill City Golf Tournament
04 Feb 2011 Camp Bovey Alumni & Pre-Race Spaghetti Dinner

                                                             

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East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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