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August 30, 2020
Hopkins Activity Center News & Notes

Fall Educational Experiences

Each week in September discover a realm of educations topics from dolphins to salamanders, a look back in history to the memories of childhood toys or the adventures of Unsinkable Molly Brown. Look here for your next armchair exploration and join in the conversation with other seekers of knowledge across the country. Educational topics brought to you by Senior Learning Network. 

At Home Edition

Find Your Fun

While the State Fair isn't happening in person this year, check out what is happening with daily on-line fair events, including Grandstand performances, trivia, and other at home participation. See today's At-Home Editions here.

Celebrate the Fair

Folks can still showcase their love for the State Fair with novelty items like coloring books, t-shirts, or even cheese curds lip balm. See what creative fair merchandise is available here

Dance at the Park

Meet Up, Make a Friend

Out and About

Emergency Help with Housing Costs

If you live in Hennepin County and have lost income due to COVID-19, help may be available to cover current and past due housing costs such as rent, mortgage payments and utilities. Hennepin County is offering emergency housing help for households with specific criteria. Learn more about eligibility guidelines and start your application here.

State Housing Assistance
Minnesota Housing is now accepting applications for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program. This state program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, or homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners, covering expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities or other housing-related expenses incurred after March 1, 2020 that are past due.

To start the application process for Minnesota housing assistance, call 651-291-0211, visit, or text “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211. The helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions.

Pickleball Anyone?

Outdoor Court Times

Meet up with other pickleball players when the weather is nice. Central Park Pickleball Courts #1-3 are dedicated for senior players Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 11:30 am, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm until dusk. Get directions to Central Park Pickleball courts here.

Is 70 the New 50?

As we each face daily challenges in life, consider what is your Next Big Challenge that you desire to overcome? How will you approach meeting this challenge?

Welcome to a monthly featured article from internationally recognized motivational speaker, author and business coach, Mike Marchev. Run alongside Mike on his personal journey as he Mike shares his perspective on meeting life's challenges in his article
"Is 70 the New 50?" (read here) 
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