Less to Enjoy!
Many of the museums, arts and theater that typically have listings in the Access Press Enjoy! calendar have suspended activities, moved to online services or are offering limited in-person services with social distancing and safety measures. Please check with a venue or organization before heading out.
Check to see what is available through the Minnesota Access Alliance calendar.
Open Flow Forum
The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Upcoming dates Thu, Oct. 1, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. 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 at host organization Springboard for the Arts. FFI: 651- 294-0907, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t be puzzled – have fun!
AuSM is teaming up with PuzzleTwist to offer the 3rd Annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition virtually Sat, Oct. 24. The event is open to all, from serious puzzlers to families wanting to have some socially distant fun. Using the Zoom virtual platform, teams of up to four people will compete in the 500-Piece and 1,000-piece competition divisions. All ages and abilities are welcome. In addition to keeping their competition puzzle, teams will receive a Rules and Resources guide filled with information on businesses and organizations that support the Minnesota autism community. Competition puzzles and Rules and Resources guides will be mailed to teams prior to the Oct. 24 contest date; registration cost includes shipping. Puzzle Zoom Rooms will include 15-20 team windows, where you will view a Zoom Room welcome message, a rules video, and then put your puzzling skills to the test during the timed competitions. FFI: www.ausm. org
Rise fundraising gala
The COVID-19 pandemic means this year’s Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala will be a virtual event, at 7 p.m. Mon, Oct. 26. Go online that evening to learn more about Rise and offer your support to our critical services. FFI: www. rise.org
PACER benefit is virtual
The annual PACER Center benefit is virtual this year, at 7:30 p.m. Sat, Nov. 14. Enjoy a virtual performance by Motown legend Smokey Robinson. Tickets are still available. Tickets purchased for the event planned for earlier this year will still be honored. The event starts with a brief program and live auction, to support PACER’s work on behalf of families of children with disabilities and all students who are bullied. FFI: 952- 838-9000, 800-537-2237, www.pacer.org