Enjoy! May 2022

Opportunity Partners Gala 

Opportunity Partners’ annual gala at 5:30 p.m. Sat, May 14 is an in-person event, with a free livestream for those who wish to attend virtually. The gala will be held at the Opportunity Partners-Koch Campus, 5500 Opportunity Court, Minnetonka. This year’s emcee will be Ian Leonard, chief meteorologist at FOX 9. Leonard is a tireless supporter of the disability community and Special Olympics Minnesota. Events start with a reception and silent auction, followed by a 7 p.m. dinner, program, Fund-an-Opportunity and live auction with Glen Fladeboe. It is the nonprofit’s largest fundraising event of the year and the organization’s first in-person gala since 2019. Tickets are $150 and are available at https://opportunities.org/gala Sponsorship opportunities available; contact Grace Brennan at events@opportunities.org or 952-912-7442. FFI: 952-938-5511, https://opportunities.org/ 

Open Flow Forum

The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. the first Thu of the month. Upcoming dates Thu May 5 and June 2. Virtually join artists with disabilities and supporters to share visual art, writing, music, theater and artistic efforts or disability concerns. Facilitators are Tara Innmon, Kip Shane and Springboard for the Arts. The gatherings are fully accessible. Anyone needing special accommodations should contact Andy Sturdevant at host organization Springboard for the Arts. Funding is available for access needs. FFI: 651-294-0907, resources@springboardforthearts.org  

Less to Enjoy!

The Enjoy listings are for arts events as well as banquets and fundraisers for disability services organizations. Schedules may be subject to change. Some venues still may have mask and vaccine requirements. Some museums, arts and theater groups that typically have listings in the Access Press Enjoy! calendar have moved to online services or are offering in-person services with social distancing and safety measures. Please check with a venue or organization before making plans. See what is available through the Minnesota Access Alliance and its calendar, at https://mnaccess.org/