Enjoy! November 2023

DSAMn Pancake Breakfast   The Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota hosts its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser 8 a.m. to noon, Sun, […]

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DSAMn Pancake Breakfast  

The Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota hosts its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser 8 a.m. to noon, Sun, Nov 12 at Bloomington Event Center, 1114 American Boulevard West, Bloomington. Costs are $5 for children 3-12, $9 for children and adults ages 13 and up. The open-house style event is a great place to meet friends, participate in crafts and games, and enjoy some great food. But tickets in advance or at the door. FFI: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E11535&id=152 

Open Flow Forum  

The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. the first Thu of the month. Upcoming dates are Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Virtually join artists with disabilities and supporters to share visual art, writing, music, theater and artistic efforts or disability issues. Facilitators are Tara Innmon and Andy Sturdevant from Springboard for the Arts. Anyone needing accommodations including ASL interpreting or captioning should contact Sturdevant at Springboard. Funding is available for access needs. FFI: 651-294-0907, [email protected], [email protected]

Resources to Enjoy!  

The Enjoy listings are for arts events as well as banquets, fundraisers, walks and other fun events by and for disability services organizations. Schedules may be subject to change, so check with a venue or organization before making plans. Arrange for disability accommodations well in advance at any event. 

Disability service organizations typically send e-news blasts and have social media. Both are other ways to find out about events. 

The Minnesota Access Alliance (MNAA) provides an Accessible Arts & Culture Calendar for arts patrons who use accessibility accommodations such as audio description, captioning, ASL interpreting and sensory-friendly accommodations. Link to more details at https://calendar.mnaccess.org. Be sure to check the listing or venue to find out any COVID-19 protocols and if an advance reservation is needed for an accessibility service. 

Accessible events can be submitted to the MNAA Calendar (and MinnesotaPlaylist.com) 
To receive a free monthly events calendar, email [email protected] and/or [email protected]. Ask for the entire events list or specific lists for ASL interpreting, captioning, audio description, sensory-friendly accommodations or disability-related topics. 

For other accessibility resources or upcoming webinars presented by MNAA, sign up for emails at Minnesota Access Alliance

Post your event online 

Access Press is moving more event listings online with our redesigned website. There is a word limit and we ask that those posting information include event costs as well as accommodations. Are ASL and AD offered? Is there companion seating? A quiet room? Fidgets? COVID-19 protocols? 

Accommodations are much more than a ramp for many of us. That kind of information can help someone decide whether or not to attend an event. 

Post an event on our Add an Event page. 

Consider that a small web or print ad can also generate interest in an upcoming event. For questions about ads, email [email protected] 

 Access Press reserves the right to reject events if they do not meet our guidelines. Call 651-644-2133 ext. one or email [email protected] with events questions. 

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