Presentations - December 2014 / January 2015

The Men's Center Board appreciates the volunteer presenters who return from time to time and welcome first timers. Their presentations add a new dimension to our weekly Wednesday night gatherings.

Please take time to read the descriptions and plan to attend if they stimulate your interest. Bring a friend to share the experience and acquaint him/her with the Men's Center. Each presentation is intended to promote personal growth, stimulate your interest in a topic, and to give you an opportunity to interact with other attendees.

We are always looking for new presenters and topics. Please call Randy at The Men's Center, 612-822-5892 with your ideas and names. We appreciate your help.

Presentations are the sole responsibility of the presenter(s). The Men's Center does not endorse, takes no specific position, nor does it hold any opinion on the presentations, or of any information imparted, or of the presenter(s) themselves.

The Men's Center is a RESOURCE for the community, a clearing house for information of all kinds, agreeable or not, to one's beliefs. Listen, participate and make your own decisions.

All groups meet at TMC, 3249 Hennepin Ave. So, Suite 55, unless otherwise noted. These low cost presentations are shown in the Calendar of Events and a more extensive description follows. No pre-registration is needed; entrance fees collected at the door are:

  • Non-Members of TMC $5.
  • Regular Members ($20 level) - $3
  • Patron Members - FREE

    Note: All events are for men only unless otherwise stated.

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Bob Manson
When: Wed, Dec. 3, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, Dec. 10, 7:00-9:00 pm

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.
This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.

What Guys Do: A Masturbation Master Class

Presenter: Rod from Upside Life Skill
When: Wed, Dec. 17, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men

"The Fast and The Furious" -- how most guys masturbate -- much like we did when we were 14. It was magnificent then, but somehow our masturbatory magic stopped short. Put some pride and panache into your personal sex life! If you are a penis owner, join us for two hours of fun and laughs as we learn how to build an awesome personal masturbation practice. You'll be tempted to tear off your clothes, but we'll keep 'em on because you'll take home an eBook of 101 Masturbation Techniques as Rod's gift to you. Guaranteed fun till spring!

Rod is a sexuality educator, sex coach and founder of Upside Life Skill. Rod teaches many topics in male sexuality in workshops and retreats and is a one-on-one coach for men navigating change in their sex lives or developing sexual skill. To talk further about coaching or invite Rod to speak, contact him at 612-234-5510 or through his website: www.upsidelifeskill.com.

Christmas Eve Holiday

No Presentation
When: Wed, Dec. 24, 7:00-9:00 pm

New Year's Eve Holiday

No Presentation
When: Wed, Dec. 31, 7:00-9:00 pm

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Linda Wrey
When: Wed, Jan. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:
* Divorce
* Separation
* Paternity
* Property Division
* Custody
* Spousal Maintenance
* Child Support
* Financial Settlements
* Co-habitation

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, Jan. 14, 7:00-9:00 pm

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.
This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.

Sex Talk: What You Say Is Who You Are

Presenter: Rod from Upside Life Skill
When: Wed, Jan. 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men

"Tell me about yourself!" Some of the most terrifying words any of us will hear. Amp it up a bit. "Tell me who you are sexually!" Words are power. Any guy can answer either question once prepared. If you believe there's an amazing sexual guy inside of you and would like to begin to learn how to talk about yourself sexually, join us for a couple lively hours as we craft some stories of pride. You'll go home with your own sexual profile which you can speak! And some easy ways you can build your story as a sexual man.

Rod is a sexuality educator, sex coach and founder of Upside Life Skill. Rod teaches many topics in male sexuality in workshops and retreats and is a one-on-one coach for men navigating change in their sex lives or developing sexual skill. To talk further about coaching or invite Rod to speak, contact him at 612-234-5510 or through his website: www.upsidelifeskill.com.

No Presentation

Presenter: None
When: Wed, Jan. 28, 7:00-9:00 pm

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Rasheen Tillman
When: Wed, Feb. 4, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:
* Divorce
* Separation
* Paternity
* Property Division
* Custody
* Spousal Maintenance
* Child Support
* Financial Settlements
* Co-habitation

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, Feb. 11, 7:00-9:00 pm

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.
This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.