Jan. 11 news for refugees

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Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a volunteer-run organization and committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to easing your transition into our community.

Check this space to make announcements that especially apply to our Refugee Neighbors in St. Joseph as well as those whose first language is other than English. Please tell your family and neighbors about this information.

Community Center open gym

Open Gym at the St. Joseph Community Center is 6-9 p.m.  Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Community Center is at 124 First Ave. SE., behind the Government Center. 

The fee is $2 per visit. Punch cards are $30 for 20 visits – one punch card may be used for several members of a family and may be purchased from the attendant at the Community Center or from the Government Center during working hours.

Basketball, floor hockey and pickleball equipment can be checked out.

Adult education 

St. Joseph Cultural Bridges ESL classes are at St. Benedict’s Spirituality Center, 104 Chapel Lane. Contact Monica at 320-529- 6500, ext. 6211. Classes are 9-10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. Go west on Minnesota Street to Third Street and turn left into the North Entrance of the College of St. Benedict.  Turn right at the first stop sign and then left at the white barn.

ESL classes at St. Joseph Parish School, 12 Minnesota St. W., are 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.  Contact Monica at 320-529-6500, ext. 6211.

If you have any questions, please contact Dianne DeVargas at 320-345-0593. Please share this message with other refugees and immigrants you know who live in St. Joseph.

Author: Mike Knaak

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