To add an item to our list, or update a listing, please email [email protected] or call 952-843-4640. Contact individual organizations for more information.
City of Eden Prairie - The city of Eden Prairie has several upcoming meetings scheduled. These include a Planning Commission meetings at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. Meetings are at Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, unless otherwise indicated. Updates to meeting information and specific room assignments are available at www.edenprairie.org.
Eden Prairie School Board - The board's upcoming meetings include a regular business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, to be immediately followed by another workshop.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon - The group "is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources." Eden Prairie is a Yellow Ribbon community. To learn more, attend a meeting from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, email [email protected], visit edenprairiebtyr.org or "like" the group on Facebook.
Civil Air Patrol - The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Viking Squadron offers a cadet aerospace education program for youth ages 12 to 21 years. Senior officer members are age 21 and older. Viking Squadron covers the southwestern portions of the Twin Cities area and meets most Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, 9301 Eden Prairie Road. For more information contact Maj. Daniel Jorgenson at 952-913-2499 or [email protected] CAP National Headquarters' website is gocivilairpatrol.com. The Viking Squadron website is vikingsquadron.com.
Eden Prairie AM Rotary - The Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Bearpath Golf & Country Club. Info: www.epamrotary.org or contact Jeanne Zetah at 952-937-0411 or [email protected]
Eden Prairie Lions - The Eden Prairie Lions Club is one of the city's oldest service organizations. "We enjoy genuine fellowship and a great sense of accomplishment with our fundraising projects," according to a news release. Those interested in learning more, are invited to join the group for dinner on the first or third Mondays of each month. Dinner is $16. Cash bar. Guest speakers include community leaders, radio and TV personalities, law enforcement, outdoorsmen, authors and more. Meetings are at Camp Eden Wood, 6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie at 6 p.m. for social time, dinner and the speaker/meeting. Info: Lion John Butz, [email protected], 952-451-1705 or visit www.eplions.org.
Eden Prairie MOMS Club - Are you interested in meeting other Eden Prairie moms to do activities with your children during the weekdays? If so, email [email protected] or visit the Meetup group "MOMS Club of Eden Prairie" for more information. The group schedules park days, playgroups, kid-friendly potlucks, kids crafts, trips to the zoo and other attractions, and much more throughout the year.
Eden Prairie Noon Rotary - The Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Tavern 4&5. Info: www.epnoonrotary.org or contact Rick Johnson at 952-949-3775 or [email protected]
EP Women of Today - EPWT meetings are usually at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Star Bank community room, 250 Prairie Center Drive. Eden Prairie Women of Today is committed to service, growth and friendship (www.epwt.org). The meeting is a great way to see the range of activities and collective enthusiasm of members. Visitors are welcome. Info: Kimberly at [email protected]
Eden Prairie Lioness - The Eden Prairie Lioness Club is a volunteer organization of civic-minded women representing a cross-section of the community. The club meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (September through November and January to May) at Camp Eden Wood, 6350 Indian Chief Road. Meetings include a guest speaker and club discussion. Info: [email protected]
La Leche League - Meets at 10 a.m. every third Tuesday of each month for women to learn about breastfeeding. Expectant, nursing mothers and babies are welcome. Info: Jo at 952-658-8787 or Deb at 612-499-1256.
Newcomers Club - The club's "Triple C" (Connection Conversation Crew) group meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at The Cafe in Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road. Enter through Door 4. "Participating in Newcomers is a great way to meet new friends, get acquainted with the community and enjoy many activities and special interest groups." Info: www.newcomersmn.com or Shar at 612-382-1736.
Optimist Club - The Eden Prairie Optimist Club is a civic organization with an emphasis on programs that benefit and recognize the youth of Eden Prairie. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Gold Nugget restaurant in Minnetonka. Visitors are always welcome. Info: facebook.com/epoptimists.
Speakers After Hours - Join Speakers After Hours Toastmasters Club in Eden Prairie and develop your public speaking and leadership skills. This club invites you to visit any Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Supervalu, 11840 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, Room 139. Info: Dr. Leo Parvis (612-386-7102) or [email protected]
Super Speakers - Toastmasters Group meets from 7 to 8 a.m. Fridays at Supervalu, 11840 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie. Free for all. This 33-year-old public club has helped hundreds of professionals in developing their speaking, interpersonal and leadership skills. Info: 952-294-7410 or [email protected], Steve Clifton, or visit 4701.toastmastersclubs.org.
Meditation - Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes by Aseem Sharma are offered from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Saturday at the Eden Prairie Community Center Room 203. Info: www.freemeditation.com.
Meditation - A meditation session is conducted by a Buddhist Monk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Chanhassen Library; and 9 to 10 a.m. every Sunday at 9621 Portal Drive in Eden Prairie. Open to all regardless of experience. Donations accepted. Info: (Ralph) 952-934-9727 or [email protected]
Business Networking - A Business Network International group meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13800 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie. BNI is a business and professional networking organization to exchange qualified business referrals. Info: Jake Claremont, [email protected] or 612-501-6908.
BNI Networking Group - From 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road, international networking group focuses on referrals. Info: bni-mn.com or 952-890-6524, Ext. 7568, Paul Turney.
[email protected] - Meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays twice a month at Hellmuth & Johnson, 8050 W. 78th St., Edina. "[email protected] is the chamber's most consistent networking event. Each attendee has the opportunity to do a 30-45 second commercial about their business, followed by a 15-20 minute featured presenter. Breakfast is provided." Cost: $12 for members/$17 for non-members ($5 walk-in fee for those who do not register). RSVP by noon the day before at 952-944-2830 or epchamber.org/events.asp.
Business to Business - Networking group meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Eden Prairie Center mall, Eden Prairie, in the lower-level conference room. Info: www.business2business.bz or 612-924-6509 (Cory).
Southwest Suburban No B.S. Networking - The professional networking group meets from 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Piper's Coffee & Burger Bar, 7942 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie. Info: [email protected]
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) - The weight loss support group for men, women and teens meets Thursdays at Prairie Community Church (downstairs), 9145 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie. Weigh-in is from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. with the meeting at 5:30. Info: Diane, 952-934-2883, or, find a location close to you at 800-932-8677 or www.tops.org.
Bereaved Parents Group - The Bereaved Parents group is for parents of babies who have died to stillbirth or neonatal loss, regardless of how long ago the loss occurred. This group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina. Info: www.starlegacyfoundation.org or 952-715-7731.
Pregnancy After Loss - The Pregnancy After Loss group is for parents who are in a pregnancy following stillbirth or neonatal loss and will meet at Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Info: www.starlegacyfoundation.org or 952-715-7731.
Grandparents, Extended Family and Friends - The Grandparents and Extended Family group is for those that are grieving the loss of a child to stillbirth or neonatal loss and at the same time want to know how to best support the parents of the baby. The group will meet monthly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina. Meetings are free and open to all who have experienced the loss of a baby no matter how long ago the loss occurred. Info: www.starlegacyfoundation.org or 952-715-7731.
Support Group for Families - NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Eden Prairie on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Drive. Info: Carol, 952-426-0343.
Caregiver Support Group - Allows caregivers to support one another through discussion and information gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Prairie Adult Care's new location, 1252 Park Road, Chanhassen (in Bethel Fellowship Church). Meetings are open to anyone caring for an adult with physical or memory loss and facilitated by qualified persons from Prairie Adult Care Inc. and Senior Outreach. Free respite care is available for care recipients in the adult day center with advance notification. Info: 952-949-3126 or www.prairieadultcare.com.
Memory Loss Support Group - Addresses issues related to memory loss from 1:30-3:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Prairie Adult Care's new location, 1252 Park Road, Chanhassen (in Bethel Fellowship Church). Concurrent support groups meet for caregivers and the person with memory loss. It is endorsed by the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer's Association and facilitated by professionals trained in dementia care from Senior Outreach and Prairie Adult Care Inc. Info: 952-949-3126 or www.prairieadultcare.com.
Meals on Wheels - The Bloomington/Eden Prairie Meals on Wheels delivers weekday, noontime, nutritionally balanced meals to residents of Bloomington and Eden Prairie who are unable to leave their homes. Deliveries may be long term or for a short-term medical recovery. Info: 952-835-1665 or [email protected]
Parkinson's Support - Offered for persons with Parkinson's or related disorders or their caregivers from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Prairie Adult Care's new location, 1252 Park Road, Chanhassen (in Bethel Fellowship Church). Members offer emotional support and tips on coping with the disease. Experts in Parkinson's research and care present informational sessions. It is endorsed by the American Parkinson's Disease Association and facilitated by professionals trained in Parkinson's Disease from Prairie Adult Care Inc. Info: 952-949-3126 or www.prairieadultcare.com.
Overeaters Anonymous - From 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, men and women use the 12 steps of Overeaters Anonymous to stop eating compulsively. Info: 952-237-1168, Adam; and [email protected] and 952-943-8422, Sarah.
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