Briefly 7/12/13

Women’s writing group meets

Women of Words (WOW), a group that started in 1997 and hopes to expand to the east metro, hosts a meeting from 11 a.m. to noon July 22 at the Lake Elmo Public Library meeting room.
WOW currently has two groups in Bloomington and Eden Prairie area and have more than 90 members.
Connie Anderson will be present along with other local authors, including Meg Corrigan and Gloria VanDemmeltraadt. For more information on the gathering, contact Meg at [email protected]net or Gloria at [email protected] or call 651-601-0687 or 651-777-7598.

Lakeview seeks facilitators

Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater is looking for volunteers to serve as support group facilitators and lead our grief groups (Weathering Life’s Losses and Kids & Teens in Grief).
Training will be provided and volunteers have the opportunity to co-lead with experienced facilitators.
Ideal candidates for this volunteer opportunity would have gone through the grieving process at least one year ago, and feel comfortable facilitating in group settings and making short presentations.
Weathering Life’s Losses meets every Thursday (except Thanksgiving), and Kids and Teens in Grief offers three six-week sessions each year. Volunteers will be asked to co-facilitate one or two six-week sessions per year and attend the quarterly meetings for facilitators.
If you are interested in volunteering or want more information, please contact Chaplain Bob Furniss at Lakeview Hospital 651-430-4578 or [email protected]

Art exhibit opens July 19

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. — St. Croix Valley residents can explore the challenges and potential impacts of climate change through a free display of artwork at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls.
The public is invited to an opening reception for “Legacies and Paradise Lost? Climate Change in the Northwoods and Beyond” from 5 to 7 p.m. July 19 at the Visitor Center located at 401 N. Hamilton St. in St. Croix Falls. The exhibit can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 5.
“Legacies and Paradise Lost? Climate Change in the Northwoods and Beyond” features art and science through painting, sculpture, and poetry. This temporary presentation brings back together the stunning creations of 15 artists, which were displayed as the “Paradise Lost” art exhibit at 14 different Midwest venues between 2007 and 2009.
In conjunction with the exhibit, a special program on the impact of climate change on brook trout will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 focusing on strategies for protecting and restoring habitat for brook trout and other native species in the Namekagon River. Patrick Shirey, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Notre Dame, provides perspectives from ecology, history, and law during his talk.