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049- zero alcohol for nine months

Each year, MOFAS participates in and sponsors dozens of events where women of all races, socioeconomic status, and in large and small communities across Minnesota can get accurate information on the danger of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. At these events, MOFAS staff and FASD Prevention Grantees share the 049 prevention message through fun SWAG like chapsticks, baby onesies, window clings and buttons that remind women that there is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy. Find community events in your area that are promoting the 049 message here.

For more information on the FASD Prevention Grants contact Sarah Gilland at 651-917-2370 or


Twin Cities World Refugee Day

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Twin Cities World Refugee Day (Flyer PDF)

All are invited to this free community event to celebrate the cultural contributions that refugees bring to Minnesota. There will be a special keynote speaker with panelists, cultural stage performers, artists exhibits and craft vendors, children’s activities, and a community resource fair in which MOFAS will share information about FASD and FASD prevention. For more information, visit

When: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Where: Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Cost: Free

Please, direct questions to Samantha Vang.

Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival

The Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival is a fun event for families and people of all ages. There will be activities for children, as well as a talent contest, family fitness challenge, and canoe rides. MOFAS will be there to share the “049” message and free goodies with everyone in attendance.

When: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Time: 5 -8 p.m.
Where: Lake Hiawatha Park, 2701 East 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Cost: Free

Please, direct questions to

Bemidji Maternal Child Health Fair

Are you a mom or a mom-to-be? Join MOFAS and a variety of other vendors at the Maternal-Child Health Fair! Learn more about healthy choices and community resources for your family. MOFAS will be sharing the 049 message – zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy – and giving out lots of fun goodies.

When: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: Northern Dental Access Center, 1405 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

Please, direct questions to (218) 444-9646.

Open Streets Franklin

Open Streets Minneapolis: Franklin

Open Streets offers fun, family-friendly programming put on by local businesses and event partners! From group yoga and exercise in the streets, to live music and kids play zones; there’s something for everyone at Open Streets! Explore your neighborhood and local businesses as you bike, walk, or roll on streets closed to vehicle traffic and opened up to the community! For more information about Open Streets visit

Open Streets Franklin will span on Franklin Ave between Portland Ave and 27th Ave.

Open Streets Franklin

When: Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Franklin Ave in Minneapolis between Portland Ave and 27th Ave
Cost: Free

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