St. Charles Borromeo Women’s Council invites women of all ages to a special “Lenten Morning of Reflection,” on Saturday, March 14. Renowned author and speaker Liz Kelly will inspire those in attendance with “An Introduction to Blessed Benedetta Bianchi Porro,” touching upon this new Blessed’s connection to healing. Find out more about Liz at LizK.org. They will pray the Rosary at 7:30 am, with Mass at 8 am. Breakfast begins at 8:45 am in Doran Hall, followed by Liz’s presentation. There will be a free-will offering for this event. Please call St. Charles Parish Office at 612-781-6529 to register. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2739 Stinson Boulevard, Minneapolis.
Women, defend yourselves against the Dark Side. Saturday, May 4, First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, 1555 40th Ave. NE, will host Sergeant Matthew Olson from the Minneapolis Police Department for a training on basic self-defense. Gather at 9 am and be done before noon. They will accept free will donations to cover the cost of refreshments, otherwise the event is free. Dress comfortably, (the event won’t be too physical). For more information and to register for the class, Pastor Jill: firstname.lastname@example.org, 763-788-9653. Invite any women you feel could benefit from this class.
The Twin Cities Women’s Choir presents “The Places We Call Home,” a lighthearted exploration of composers inspired by geography, as well as a more serious look at the effects of not being able to live where we call home. The Twin Cities Women’s Choir includes several singers from Northeast Minneapolis, St. Anthony Village and Columbia Heights. Their concerts will also present their Spring Divas and Desserts Gala, featuring cabaret-style seating, live and silent auctions, delicious desserts, the Twin Cities Women’s Choir and ENCORE. Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. $45 admission. Silent auction and reception, 6:30 pm. Program, 7 pm at St. Mary’s Event Center, 3450 Irving Ave. S, Minneapolis. Info: Elisa Olson, 612-286-1717. Tickets: twincitieswomenschoir.org. Email: email@example.com.
The Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce presents, “Executive Women’s Council: Cooking the Competition.” Wednesday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Red Stag Supperclub, 509 First Ave. N.E. Minneapolis. This event is open to both members ($30) and non-members ($45). Pre-registration is appreciated. For more information about registration, visit www.minneapolischamber.org or contact Cheri Gengler at 612-370-9160 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend its upcoming Executive Women’s Council luncheon. Join them to hear some of the region’s top chefs and restaurateurs. The Executive Women’s Council is a forum for networking, education, and support of Twin Cities women executives. Meetings are held at various locations and focus on topics relevant to the region’s marketplace. Each event features panelists who are experts in their fields, with unique perspectives and leadership experience.
WARM, a Twin Cities based non-profit cooperative focusing on women artists, will be hosting an event featuring over 30 women artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds at various stages of their lives and artistic development. The opening reception will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave., NE. The launching and landing opening reception will feature a fundraiser of small art work created by the mentors and protégées. The show will run October 1-29. For more information go to www.thewarm.org.
On the eve of a game-changing election for women, Salon Nordeast presents “HerShelf,” a panel discussion about writing and publishing in a male-centric industry. Sponsored by Friends of the Northeast Minneapolis Library along with Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA.) The discussion will take place Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Solar Arts Building, 711 NE 15th Ave. Panelists will be Sarah Chandler, Stephanie Wilbur Ash, Heather Beatty, Wendy Webb and moderator Sarah Stonich.