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PRESENTATIONS: Educational Workshops / Playshops

The Twin Cities Men's Center offers several presentations per month, usually on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 7pm - 9pm.

Family Law Clinic

Leader: Bob Manson
When: Wed., Aug. 1, 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 gives 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.

 

The Mask You Live Inl

Host: Melanie Paradise
When: Thurs. Aug. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: St. Anthony Main Theater
Open to all Genders

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become 'real' men. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the 'boy crisis' and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
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Financial Workshop: Financial Planning Basics

Facilitator: Patti Powell
When: Weds., Aug. 15, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all Genders

Everyone can benefit from a financial plan that is tailored to individual needs and circumstances. A financial roadmap can motivate you to save money, help you meet your financial goals, and improve your overall financial security now and in the future.

In this seminar on Financial Planning Basics, you'll learn:
. How to construct a budget and the importance of establishing an emergency fund
. Credit fundamentals
. Basic investment concepts, including risk tolerance and the difference between pre-tax, after-tax, and tax-deferred investments
. Basic estate planning concepts

Patti Powell is a Financial Associate with the Central Minnesota Regional Office of Thrivent Financial.

 

TCMC's Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Host: Jeffrey Springer
When: Weds,, Aug., 22, 5:30-8:00 pm
Open to all TCMC Volunteers & Families

You are invited to our volunteer appreciation picnic on Wednesday, August 22 from 5:30-8:00 PM on the south shore of Lake Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun), near the parking lot. Look for the TCMC Banner. We find richness in our groups at the Mens' Center. Let's get to know each other socially and allow TCMC to show its' appreciation to you for all that you do!

TCMC will be providing hamburgers and brats, fruits and veggies, misc. salads & baked beans, water and pop (soda). (Help us make this an event without alcohol). Advise us of any dietary requirements you may have and we will do our best to accommodate them. We will be playing outdoor games. If you have a favorite, feel free to bring it.

A head count is needed for this event. Please RSVP to Tom Maher via e-mail to tomm@tcmc.org or call the TCMC office, 612-822-5892 with the number of adults and children that will be attending. We all look forward to seeing you on August 22!

Questions or comments: Jim Lovestar, jimbo@consciousbody.info 612-588-8984

 

Family Law Clinic

Leaders: Linda Wray & Steve Yasgur
When: Wed., Sept. 5, 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 gives 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.

 

Financial Workshop: Making a Difference

Facilitator: Patti Powell
When: Weds., Sept. 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

This workshop is designed to help you share your resources, (time, talents and treasures), thoughtfully and intentionally and in ways that align with your values. You will also explore ways to make the most of your resources.

Patti Powell is a Financial Associate with the Central Minnesota Regional Office of Thrivent Financial.

 

Mankind Project Open Circle

Facilitator: Dave Semenchuk and David Grocott
When: Every Thu., 7:00-9:00 pm

Open to Men Only

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.