Community Events

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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


Baby and Kids Expo Mankato

Baby and Kids Expo – Mankato

Join MOFAS at the Baby & Kids Expo in Mankato! Enjoy visiting with over 50 exhibitors and learn more from health providers and local organizations for kids and families. Visit the Kids Zone and participate in a variety of activities! There will also be family prizes given away throughout the event.

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Verizon Event Center, 3 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001

For questions, contact Kaaren Grabianowski.

Duluth Women's Expo

Duluth Women’s Expo (Flyer)

Join MOFAS at the Duluth Women’s Expo for exhibits, entertainment, seminars, speakers, shopping, and more! Be sure to register in advance to receive your free tickets; otherwise, there is a $6 entrance fee at the door.

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: DECC, 350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802
Cost: Free with early registration; $6 at the door
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For questions, contact Tracy Lundeen.

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
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For questions, contact Maria Theelke.

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.

Community Baby Shower – St Paul

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

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