Upcoming Events & Registrations

For all Normandale events, see our full calendar

A Night with Julia Dinsmore

Thursday, March 23  |  7:00 - 8:30 pm  |  Fireside Room

Friends of Normandale House present "A Night with Julia Dinsmore."  Julia Dinsmore, respected author, advocate, and voice for justice, opens minds and hearts to the realities of people experiencing poverty, which changes perceptions about people experiencing wealth. Copies of her book, My Name Is Child of God ... Not 'Those People' will be available. Valerie Pruitt, Normandale House Program Manager, will also provide a brief update on our vital ministry to homeless families. Come to be challenged, informed, and deeply moved. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. 

Vision for Healthy Living: Senior Nutrition Lunch-and-Learn

Monday, March 27 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Lower Level Conference Room

It’s no secret that we have different nutritional needs at different points in our lives, but what does that mean for those of us who are 60 years old or better? Come share a meal with other seniors to talk over what your diet should look like now, ways to eat healthy in your everyday life, and how to avoid food-borne illnesses. The group will be led by Jan Johnson and Mary Lavelle, two licensed dietitians with years of experience teaching people how to improve their health through better eating. Healthy lunches will be provided by the Vision for Healthy Living, please register beforehand so we have enough for everyone.

Contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or zach@normandalecenter.org to register or receive more information.

Senior Hatha Yoga

Tuesdays, March 28 – April 25 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Multi-Purpose Room North

The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness, in partnership with the University of Minnesota, is excited to offer this FREE 5-week Hatha Yoga class to anyone over the age of 55. Led by a U of M student, this class will be a gentle introduction to the basic yoga postures and breathing techniques. All ability and experience levels are welcome, participants need only bring a mat, towel, or small blanket!

Space is limited so contact Zach at 952-977-9374 or zach@normandalecenter.com to save your spot ASAP!

Edina Coalition for Grief Support

Thursdays, April 6 - June 22 (No meetings April 13 & May 25) | 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Edina Coalition Grief Support offers a shortterm, nondenominational program that focuses on education and group support in a safe and confidential environment. Our Spring Series starts April 6th. You may join any time during the series; no preregistration is required.  More information can be found at Edina Coalition for Grief Support: www.edinagriefsupport.org.

Paths to Faithful Caregiving

Saturdays, April 8th & May 13th | 9:00 - 10:30 am

The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness has recently added a faith-based caregiver workshop to our offerings! Paths to Faithful Caregiving teaches a variety of skills necessary to navigate caregiving situations and also supports participants in considering how their spirituality affects, and is affected by, their caregiving. We will be offering two of the five sessions on the second Saturdays of April and May. While participants attend the workshop, their care receivers are welcome to join our free respite group which will be available during the workshop. Note: The Center's Alzheimer's Caregiver Suport Group will take place immediately afterwards for those who wish to stay and participate. Caregivers must register ahead, so click here to send your registration in today. >

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 16 | 10:00-11:00 am

Bring your Easter basket and your friends for a jam-packed hour of fun at this year's Easter Egg Extravaganza.  Come for crafts, cookies and of course an Easter Egg Hunt! All are welcome!

ATOP Phase 2: Groundbreaking Celebration

Sunday, April 23 | 10:00 am
Please join us for a Groundbreaking Celebration for the new Chapel! You have MADE, and continue to MAKE the difference! As ATOP Campaign Committee, Church Council, and Staff, we invited you to live generously in support of All Together in One Place, you responded by saying, “Yes we will!” Thank you for your generosity, faithfulness, and for serving the future congregation of NLC. We have surpassed our goal of $4.8 million dollars, and as of today, we have received more than $4.825 million dollars in gifts and pledges. Because of your gifts, we look forward to all that is to come, including a newly constructed chapel which will be a contemplative, intimate, sacred place to worship and pray. Chapel construction begins Monday, April 17. Thanks be to God!

Normandale Women Spring Service Project

Monday, April 24  |  1:00 – 3:00 pm  |  3rd Floor Multipurpose Room

Do you want to be helpful and have fun? Normandale Women are now in their 6th year of putting together HIV/AIDS Hospice Kits for Global Health Ministries. Come and join us! This is an easy service project and there will be coffee, treats, and time to socialize while we work to serve those in need!

Global Health Ministries has received a request from Dr. Paul Mmbando in Tanzania for 4,000 Hospice Kits for the palliative care program of the Tanzanian Lutheran Church. The kits we will make are only a small dent in a large global need, but a few hygiene supplies and the love that’s included in the bag mean a lot to the person who is sick and often alone. A free will offering will be taken to help provide medicine and to defer shipping costs. The expense for the project is $20 per kit which includes money for shipping and medicine to accompany each kit. 

Thank you to Thrivent for their $250 Action Team contribution to our project.

Contributions to this service project from the congregation are greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to Normandale Women with "HIV Kits" in the memo line and can be left at the front desk.

Questions? Contact Lynn Laaksonen at 952.941.3345/goldielax@comcast.net or Dee Henriksen at 952.927.9980/deehenriksen@gmail.com.

Memorial Blood Drive at NLC: DONORS NEEDED to Give the Gift of Life!

Wednesday, April 26 | 3:00 - 7:30 pm (New time!)

Donors receive a delicious meal of soup and bread, and save multiple lives with their donation! 1 out of 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. All blood types are needed - especially O- and O+. Let’s see if we can get all the spots filled! To sign up, contact Alta Fossum at 952.941.7022 or altafossum@hotmail.com; OR Janet Devine at 952-929-1697 x347 or janet@normluth.org; OR sign up online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives - Sponsor Code is 0546.

NLC Ladies: Miniature May Day Gardens

Monday, May 1  |  5:30-8:30 pm  |  Centennial Lakes, Edina
Ladies, join us for a gathering of fun and spring creativity.  We'll have time to socialize and build our own succulent terrariums.  No green thumb required!
     5:30-6:30  |  Social hour with heavy appetizers and beverages
     6:30-8:30  |  Build your own succulent terrarium, desserts, and fun
$40/person includes appetizers, drinks, dessert, fun, all plants and supplies, and instruction.  Invite a friend and sign-up today!