Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 May 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • East Side Neighborhood Services


    Starting APRIL 25TH, 2016!

    Registration is required before class starts to ensure a spot.

    This FREE East Side Neighborhood Services program is designed for adults with experience working in the customer service, sales, food service, and hospitality fields that have the potential to move into supervisory and leadership positions. Applicants from other employment backgrounds are also eligible.

    Class hours: M-F 9AM– 3PM 
    4 Weeks 


    To apply attend a weekly information session Tuesday at 9:30 AM and Wednesday at 3:00 PM. 

    Call (612) 787-4022 for more information. 

    • 01 May 2016
    • 31 May 2016
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Older Americans Month
    May 2016 at East Side!

    Join us
    Tuesdays in May at East Side’s dining space for a variety of FREE events!

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Educational and Social Programming*

    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Vital Fitness A drop in group exercise geared towards older adults.

    Noon - 12:30 PM Senior Dining by VOA, $4.00 suggested donation for Seniors 60+. Please make your reservation three days in advance by calling (612) 787-4093.

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Tuesday, May 3, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Paying For Long Term Care

    Join Elder Law Attorney David Rephan for an informational session on Medical Assistance for nursing homes, Elderly Waiver, VA Pension with Aid and Attendance, and the Minnesota Veterans Home.

    Tuesday, May 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Keeping the Keys

    Learn how driving abilities change as we age, how drivers can compensate for age-based changes, and other practical suggestions. Presented by American Automobile Association (AAA) Minneapolis training staff. 

    Tuesday, May 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Better Nutrition=Better Health

    Learn how active nutrition and skill-based habits for older adults and caregivers can improve our daily functioning and thinking. Bridget Doyle PhD RD and Mindy Boyle will present an interactive discussion on how healthy eating habits affect the brain. 

    Tuesday, May 24, 11:00 AM - Noon 
    Ice Cream Social and Sing-Along

    Join us for a celebratory Ice Cream Social and intergenerational sing-along in acknowledgement of the many gifts of older adults in our amazing community! All ages welcome! 

    Tuesday, May 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
    Blaze a Trail Walk

    Blaze a Trail through our beautiful neighborhood by joining your neighbors for a morning walk! We’ll meet at East Side Neighborhood Services and enjoy a leisurely 1 ½ mile walk to celebrate the conclusion of Older Americans Month!

    * All Educational and Social Programs will be held at East Side Neighborhood Services (1700 Second Street NE) Contact Brenna at (612) 787-4055 or email bhorn@esns.org to let us know you’ll join us!

    • 02 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2016
    • 11:00 AM
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Please Join Us!
    Improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through coordinated movements in a slow, flowing motion during this 12 week Tai Ji Quan class. Improve your health and have fun with Tai Chi!

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    May 2nd through July 27th

    East Side Neighborhood Services
    1700 Second St NE, Minneapolis 55413
    Cost is based on ability to pay.

    For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Brenna at bhorn@esns.org or (612) 787-4055.


    • 05 May 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • 09 Jun 2016
    • 3:30 PM
    • East Side Neighborhood Services

    Living Well with Chronic Conditions

    Developed at Stanford University, the Workshop has been offered at hundreds of locations throughout the United States. It helps participants with ongoing health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety and others 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.

    East Side Neighborhood Services will be hosting the next Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop. It will begin on May 5th and will take place every Thursday from 1:30-3:30 for six weeks. For more information or to enroll in Living Well with Chronic Conditions call Brenna Horn, (612) 787-4055.

    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.

    • 09 May 2016
    • 13 May 2016
    • East Side Neighborhood Services 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    RESERVE A SPOT NOW for this FREE Training!

    One week-long series of computer skills classes available in May. The computer basics series is great for job-seeking individuals looking to enhance their basic computer skills and learn more about Microsoft Word, Internet, and Gmail. At the end of the series learners will be given more practice time, and even the opportunity to take an exam and receive a Northstar Digital Literacy Certification in Basic Computer, Microsoft Word, Internet, and Email! Show employers your digital skills!

    May 9: 10:00-12:00 (CB1
    May 10: 1:00-3:00 (CB2)
    May 11: 1:00-3:00 (CB3)
    May 12: 10:00-12:00 (CB4)
    May 13: 9:00-12:00 (CB5 & 6)

    Computer Basics Classes

    Computer Basics 1: Basic Computer Use
    In this beginner’s computer class, learn about basic computer use and vocabulary, how to save and store documents, and how to use the mouse and keyboard.

    Computer Basics 2: Beginner’s Microsoft Word 2013
    Learn the basics of Microsoft Word such as how to navigate the Word Toolbar. Use formatting tools such as Bold, Center Alignment and Bullets that are great for formatting resumes or cover letters, and save or print files. Practice some useful keyboard shortcuts to make your computer use more efficient.

    Computer Basics 3: Navigating the Internet
    Learn basic navigation of the World Wide Web, search engines such as Google, and other useful websites, including a short introduction to job search websites such as Indeed.

    Computer Basics 4: Navigating Email
    Learn how to send email messages, navigate and organize your email account, as well as some tips for internet and email safety. Attach documents such as a resume or picture to an email message. Learn how to send polite professional emails to networking contacts.

    Computer Basics 5: Computer Skills Practice/Review
    Independently practice everything you’ve learned in Computer Basics 1-4, as preparation for the Northstar Digital Literacy Certification Exam! The instructor will be present to answer questions and offer assistance.

    Computer Basics 6: Northstar Digital Literacy Certification Exam Take a four-part exam on the material you learned in Computer Basics 1-4 to assess your digital skills. If you pass an exam module with 85% or greater, you will receive a certificate in that area! Show employers your skills!

    Classes are all held at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Additional Future Dates: June 6-10, July 11-15, Aug 8-12

    • 12 May 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nicollet Island Pavilion

    Join us for the 20th Annual East Side Wine Tasting! An evening of wine, food, spectacular views and entertainment! On Thursday, May 12th, East Side Neighborhood Services will host its annual East Side Wine Tasting at Nicollet Island Pavilion. Tickets and proceeds benefit the many programs of East Side Neighborhood Services. 

    An Array of Fine Wines
    River Liquor Store and Surdyk's will provide a variety of wines for the East Side Wine Tasting from many regions including: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chianti, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Riesling, Syrah, Sangiovese and many more. A selection of micro brews, spirits and alcohol-free options are also available for sampling. Taste wines you've never tried, enjoy some of your favorites, and have your questions answered by the experts.

    Famous East Side Cuisine
    Minneapolis is home to a variety of exciting ethnic and classic American restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and caterers. Samples from many local eateries will enhance your wine tasting experience.

    Silent Auction
    Bid on fabulous items from fine jewelry to sports equipment. Choice items such as restaurant and entertainment certificates, sport suites and tickets, recreation and vacation packages, original art and more. The East Side Wine Tasting silent auction raises additional funds that provide the opportunity to support East Side Neighborhood Services programs that strengthen the community of Northeast Minneapolis. We thank our many donors that provide us with goods and services.

    Free parking at De LaSalle High School (shuttle provided to the pavilion) is available. Also available is street parking and pay parking at River Place and St. Anthony Main.

    Wine Tasting tickets are $45 ($50 at the door). This includes wine, food and entertainment. Purchase tickets at River Liquor Store, 2435 Marshall Street NE, Surdyk's at 303 East Hennepin Avenue, at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE or by purchasing tickets online.

    • 04 Aug 2016
    • 11:00 AM
    • Columbia Golf Course, 3300 Central Ave NE

    Please join us Thursday, August 4 for the 
    21st Annual
    Mill City Charity Golf Tournament 
    A Benefit for East Side Neighborhood Services

    Individual Golf Package - $105 ($45 tax deductible)

    Tournament Registration Includes:
    • 18 Holes of Golf
    • Golf Cart
    • Patio Party at Sarna’s
    • Awards & Drawing for Prizes
    Tee-time (shot gun) 11:00 am.
    Awards & Party following tournament. 

    Contest Holes:
    • Closest to the Pin
    • Longest Putt
    • Longest Drive - Men’s & Women’s

    Become a Tournament Sponsor

    Your contributions will provide funding for programs that benefit individuals in our community. Your sponsorship is appreciated!

    Please contact Greg at gritter@esns.org or (612) 787-4019 for information about tournament sponsorship:
    • $5,000 Presenting Sponsor
    • $1,000 Eagle Sponsor
    • $750 Beverage Cart Sponsor
    • $500 Golf Cart Sponsor
    • $250 Hole Sponsor

    Other ways you can help:
    • Form a 4-some and play in the tournament.
    • Donate a product to distribute to the golfers.

    Where does your support go?

    East Side Neighborhood Services serves the neighborhoods of Northeast, Southeast and surrounding Minneapolis communities. Through our nine core programs, we serve an average of 5,800 people each year.

    Programs Served:
    • Children 6 weeks through kindergarten at NE Child Development Center

    • Youth 5-15 with after school programs, employment programs, leadership development, and Camp Bovey

    • Teens at Menlo Park Academy Alternative High School

    • Adults with employment services and a variety of programs supporting strong families

    • Older adults receiving nutrition, transportation, socialization and day care

    • Refugees and immigrants with basic needs

    • Food shelves providing food assistance to those who are in need
    Register online, or call Karen at (612) 787-4014 to register. 

    If you are a sponsor, contact us directly to register. 

    Share this event to help us spread the word! 

    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413

    Join us for the 6th Annual




    Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1-4 PM

    East Side Neighborhood Services

    1700 Second Street NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Tickets will be available mid-summer 2016!

    $25 advanced tickets or $30 at the door

    (includes commemorative event mug)
    Designated Driver tickets available for $10!


    East Side Neighborhood Services is hosting the 6th annual Nordeast Big River Brew Fest! All proceeds will benefit the programs of East Side Neighborhood Services.

    Join us in sampling from an exciting and diverse array of micro and craft brews. Plus samples from local food vendors. These are some of the brewers you can look for at Brew Fest:
    2 Towns Ciders
    Alesmith Brewing Company
    August Schell Brewing
    Barley Johns Brewing Company
    Clown Shoes Beer
    Crispin Cider
    Empyrean Brewing
    Evil Twin Brewing
    Fulton Brewing
    Indeed Brewing Company
    Keweenaw Brewing Company
    Lagunitas Brewing Company
    Lake Monster Brewing
    Lionheart Cider
    Mankato Brewery
    Nectar Creek Meadery
    New Belgium
    Nordeast Brewers Alliance Homebrew Club
    NorthGate Brewing
    Number 12 Cider House
    Oskar Blues
    Rush River
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
    Social Enjoyments
    Summit Brewing Company
    Third Street Brewhouse
    Tin Whiskers Brewing Company
    Wander North Distillery
    Wyndfall Cyder

    Great beer, great food, great friends and support for our community!

    Thank you to ALL the
    Big River Brew Fest Sponsors!

    Chowgirls Killer Catering
    Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop
    Press Sure Print
    River Liquor Store
    Northeast Bank
    Union Bank & Trust

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    Note: Tickets purchased after 2:00 pm Friday, October 21 will be held at East Side rather than mailed. We'd appreciate it if you could pick them up at East Side, otherwise all tickets not picked up will be held at will call at the event.

Past events

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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