Attend open house
Can Do Canines will host an open house noon-2 p.m. Sat, Nov. 12, from Noon-2 p.m., at its campus at 9440 Science Center Drive, New Hope. Potential clients, volunteers, or anyone who might be interested in supporting the organization may attend to learn how an assistance dog changes the life of a person with a disability. Through a self-guided tour, attendees will be able to watch a trainer working with an assistance dog, hear from a volunteer puppy raiser, talk with volunteer staff members, pose questions to client services coordinators about the application process, and meet graduate teams from each of the five types of areas Can Do Canines trains dogs: hearing, mobility, seizure, diabetes and childhood autism. Assistance dog demonstrations will be held at 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The puppy raiser will speak at 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m., and 1:15 p.m. There is no pre-registration for this event, though attendees will be asked to share some contact information when arriving. FFI: www.candocanines.org
Pentatonix at PACER
PACER Center’s annual benefit is Sat, Nov. 5 at Mpls Convention Center. Enjoy an array of activities and the music of a cappella superstars Pentatonix. The evening will include an exciting live auction and a huge silent auction featuring sports tickets and memorabilia, exciting getaways, fabulous experiences, jewelry, and much more. Event tickets are now available. FFI: www.pacer.org
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. 3 and Dec. 1. 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, email@example.com
Resources to Enjoy!
The Enjoy listings are for arts events as well as banquets, fundraisers and fun events by and for disability services organizations. Schedules may be subject to change. Some venues still may have mask and vaccine requirements. Please check with a venue or organization before making plans.
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 its COVID-19 protocol and if an advance reservation is needed for the accessibility service.
Accessible events can be submitted to the MNAA Calendar (and MinnesotaPlaylist.com). A list of other venues follows the event listings.
To receive a free monthly events calendar: email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com. Ask for the entire events list or specific lists for ASL interpreting, captioning, audio description, sensory-friendly accommodations or a disability-related topics.
For other accessibility resources or upcoming webinars presented by MNAA, sign up for emails at https://mnaccess.org