Community Events

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 sgilland@mofas.org.

Events


Mocktail party

Mocktail Party (Flyer PDF)

Stop by for some professionally made mocktails or to compete in the “Master Mocktail” competition with your friends to see who can create the best-tasting mocktail.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

When: Monday, March 13, 2017
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: The Zone, Kopp Student Center, Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Cost: Free to Normandale Community College students

For questions, contact Aimee Bolton.


central minnesota wellness expo

Central Minnesota Wellness Expo

Join MOFAS at the Central MN Wellness Expo in St. Cloud! You’ll find over 100 booths and a variety of demonstrations that introduce different ways to create and maintain health. Get the tools you need to live a healthier, happier life!

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: River’s Edge Convention Center, 10 4th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301
Cost: Free

For questions, contact Rachel Lolmasteymaugh at 320-492-3435.


twin cities women's expo

Twin Cities Women’s Expo

MOFAS will be at the Twin Cities Women’s Expo on Saturday, March 18th.  There will be a variety of vendors ranging from non-profits to those focused on food, fashion, fitness, shopping, and more. Be sure to register in advance online; otherwise, there is a $10 fee at the door. Come join us, it’s going to be a great event!

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Cost: Free with early registration; $10 at the door
Print your free ticket: Click here

For questions, contact Maria Theelke.


Upper Sioux Community One Women's Health

One Women’s Health – Granite Falls (Flyer PDF)

As part of the FASD Prevention Grant, Upper Sioux is hosting an intergenerational event focused on women’s health, prenatal health, and FASD prevention. Attendees will make prayer/ribbon skirts and hear a presentation from local midwife Autumn Cavender-Wilson.

When: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Multipurpose Building, 5722 Travers Lane, Granite Falls, MN 56241
Cost: Free, RSVP required

RSVP by calling Linette or Melissa at (320) 564-2360 by March 17.


community baby shower

Community Baby Shower – St Paul (Flyer PDF)

As part of the FASD Prevention Grant, American Indian Family Center is hosting a Community Baby Shower for the Wakanyeja Kin Wakan Pi program participants, as well as other American Indian community members. There will be food, fun, games, and prizes! Please contact Heather Benjamin to register for this event.

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: American Indian Family Center, 579 Wells Street, St. Paul, MN 55130

To register, contact Heather Benjamin at Heather_Benjamin@aifc.net.


Midtown Global Market

Midtown Global Market Health Fair

We hope you are able to attend the 11th annual Student National Medical Association Health Fair held at the Midtown Global Market on April 1st. There will be many community organizations attending to provide free health screenings as well as information on staying healthy! Be sure to stop by our table to learn more about “049” and the importance of alcohol-free pregnancies.

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Cost: Free

For questions, contact Jack Doenges.


Ridgewater Community College

Ridgewater College Community Health Fair (Flyer PDF)

Join us at the Ridgewater College Hutchinson campus for the Community Health Fair! We will be there sharing the “049” message and lots of free goodies! There will also be booths that focus on: proactive healthy living; natural foods; eye care; dental care; skin care; nursing; weight loss programs; diet and nutrition; chiropractic care; fitness; massage therapy; and mental health.

The event is open to students, staff, and community members of all ages. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Ridgewater College, Campus Commons, 2 Century Ave SE, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Cost: Free

For questions, contact Heather Marcus at 320.234.8562.


27th annual summer activities and safety fair

27th Annual Summer Activities & Safety Fair (Flyer PDF)

Join MOFAS at this fun family event! There will be activities and information for parents and children, ages birth through elementary school age. All family members are invited!

Not sure where to go or what to do this summer? Speak with experts from more than 70 agencies and organizations about safe, fun ways to enjoy the summer.

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Community Center, National Guard Armory Building, 8055 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Cost: Free

For questions, contact Rosie Krumrie at 651-457-9418.


labor health and benefit fair

Labor & Management Union, Health & Benefit Fair – Minneapolis

The Health & Benefits Fair is a collaborative effort of the Labor/Management Health Care Coalition of the Upper Midwest and its member funds. This free event helps attendees learn about and embrace lifestyle choices that will help them live healthier and more satisfying lives. Bring the family and join us on April 8, 2017! You’ll have plenty of time to:

  • Talk with representatives in over 80 health-associated booths on the show floor
  • Visit the Kidz Zone
  • Participate in “Give Back to the Community” by giving blood and donating food to Twin Cities Food Shelves
  • Talk with the Minnesota Highway Patrol and see the Mothers Against Distracted Driving (MADD) crashed car
  • Watch live FirstAid demonstrations

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: US Bank Stadium, 401 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Cost: Free

For questions, contact Kathy Felber.


First steps baby expo

First Steps Baby Expo – St. Cloud

The mission of the First Steps Baby Expo is to provide expectant parents, new parents and their support people with information that will help them prepare for pregnancy, their newborn and all the way up to preschool. Join us for a fun day filled with speakers, information, and activities for kids!

When: Saturday, April 8, 3017
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: River’s Edge Convention Center, 10 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Cost: $5 at the door

For questions, contact Christian Medford.


North Memorial

North Memorial Vendor Fair

Come to the North Memorial Vendor Fair where MOFAS will be one of many exhibitors. Get a free 049 baby onesie, chapsticks, hand sanitizer, and find resources for your patients. This event is for North Memorial Health Care employees and is open to the public.

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: North Memorial Hospital, 3300 Oakdale Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Cost: Free

For questions, contact Jenny Dick at 763.581.4657.


Community Baby Shower – St Paul (Flyer PDF)

You’re invited to a community baby shower, “Nourishing Our Bees!” Each year, an estimated 7,061 babies are born in Minnesota with prenatal alcohol exposure. Come and join us to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Enjoy refreshments, gifts, games, a community health fair, and a toddler fashion show!

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: East Side Family Clinic, 895 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55109
Cost: Free

For questions, contact Amy Yang at ayang@westsidechs.org.


spa day Spa Day – Burnsville (Flyer PDF)

As part of the FASD Prevention Grant, Dakota Child and Family Clinic is hosting a Spa Day for teenage girls who attend school in Burnsville. The Spa Day will include “spa treatment” with an educational focus aimed at early prevention. Participants will be able to do their make-up and nails as they learn about FASD and FASD prevention.

When: Saturday, April 29 2017
Time: 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Dakota Child and Family Clinic, 2530 Horizon Dr., Burnsville, MN 55337
RSVP with your teacher for either the 1-2:30 slot or the 3-4:30 slot

For questions, contact Jenn Schorn.


Community Baby Shower Community Baby Shower – Fairbault (Flyer PDF)

As part of the FASD Prevention Grant, the McKinley Early Childhood Center is hosting a Community Baby Shower on Saturday, May 6th! Everyone is welcome to attend, including new moms, soon-to-be moms, and those who plan to become moms later in life. There are two baby showers on this day: one from 9:00-10:30 a.m. that will include a Spanish interpreter, and another from 1:00-2:30 p.m. that will include a Somali interpreter. Come out and join the fun! There will be a special speaker, mocktails, and more.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 9-10:30 a.m. (Includes Spanish interpreter) or 1-2:30 p.m. (Includes a Somali interpreter)
Where: McKinley Early Childhood Center, 930 4th Ave NW, Fairbault, MN 55021
Cost: Free

Register at 507-333-6460.

For questions, contact Holly Schoenbauer or 507-333-6460.


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