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September 6, 2020
Hopkins Activity Center News & Notes

Travel Back in Time

Travel to Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House in the museum committed to enhancing the city’s unique identity by telling the story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits and stewardship.Trace Margaret “Molly” Brown is a Titanic Survivor, known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown". Follow her life from her early childhood in Hannibal, Missouri, to Leadville, Colorado, where she met and married J.J., and finally to her days of glory in Denver and New York.

To video conference in this Connect to Learning session of "Outrageous Times of Molly Brown" register by 9 pm on Wednesday. Are you looking for more travel adventures? Travel along with us as we share more interesting destination "Travel Links" in our news below.

Where to Next?

There are an endless array of travel destinations that we can learn about by the click of a button, at little to no cost, with no need to book an airline ticket, and no waiting in long security lines! How convenient is that?

Here are a handful of epic adventures and travel getaways we recently discovered:


Hennepin County' landscape is a host to a variety of colorful prairies, and now is when many prairie plants are in full bloom making it the perfect time to visit! Three Rivers Park maintains prairies at several parks. Soothe your soul with a tranquil nature exploration!

Midwest Adventure

Our neighboring state, Wisconsin was recently featured in Backpacker Magazine's "2020 Get Out More Tour Schedule". Follow the crew on a multi-sport adventure through Wisconsin, as the only Midwestern destination featured in the entire 15-episode series.

California Coastal Tour

Being a trained tour guide, coupled with a culinary background, has made Mark Jacobson a delightful host for live tours in and around his native California. On the itinerary this Wednesday, Mark will introduce Del Mar Village by the Sea. Click here to register for this live tour and future culinary adventures!

Make a Plan 

Sneak Peek at this Week

If you are looking to stay "Active and Engaged" here are upcoming opportunities:

MONDAY - No programming is being held on the Labor Day holiday. The following Monday, "Creative Chaos" folks who enjoy crafting plan to meet up at a local park to socialize. Sign up early to attend

TUESDAY - Get a full body work out that focuses on strength, cardio, balance and more with Functional Fitness Class. 

WEDNESDAY Yoga is in session from the comfort of your home with two sessions offered on Wednesdays. Or get outside and Line Dance (socially distanced, of course).

- Get connected and socialize with a friendly Square Dance Zoom Meet-Up group, or retired Men's Shed group. Email Activity Center staff for information. 

FRIDAY - Wind down for the week by getting out to play an energetic game of Outdoor Pickleball, or stay home and find your peace with a relaxing Yoga practice

Whimsical Writings for Well-Being


Peace and serenity can sometimes be elusive when we get wrapped up in our negative thoughts, feel stressed out, have difficulty concentrating, and the list goes on. Find out how The Benefits of Journaling offer a way to bring a sense of well being by reducing stress, improving immune system and improve cognitive function. Best of all, very little equipment is needed! So grab your pen and paper, or even type out your thoughts on a computer. 
To bring about a mindfulness through journaling, here is a
Whimsical Writing prompt to get started:
The Germans call the strong urge for travel wanderlust, literally a desire for wandering. The word wanderlust really captures the dreamy passion travelers share. When in your lifetime have you experienced wanderlust, and simply followed your desire to head out on an adventure with no particular plans? Where did you visit?

Digging deeper... What was fulfilling about this trip? What were some challenges you overcame that made you emotionally stronger?
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