Dinner at Common Roots Café
What: Dinner and Tour at Common Roots Café
When: Thursday, October 14, 6 pm (leave UST at 5:30 pm)
Where: Common Roots Café - 2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Common Roots Café is a local restaurant committed to “supporting local farmers, operating in an environmentally sustainable way, and providing a living wage and benefits for employees.” Common Roots also limits their waste through composting; it's one of the first restaurants in Minneapolis. VISION will be bringing a group of students to eat a seasonal meal - paid for by VISION - made with local, organic, and fair-trade ingredients. We will also take a tour of their garden to learn more about the mission of Common Roots Café and be part of the community. We’re excited to eat some good food and share a great conversation with you!
For more information about Common Roots Café, check out their website: https://www.commonrootscafe.com/
VISION Game Night
What: Game Night
When: Friday, October 15th from 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: Jay Phillip’s Center for Interreligious Studies
VISION is hosting a game night! Whether it be to meet new friends from the St. Thomas community or to play your favorite game, join us at Jay Phillip’s House (Corner of Cleveland Ave and Portland Ave) on October 15th, from 6:00-9:00 pm, for a relaxing and fun night. Games and food will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite board or card game!
When: Wednesday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Iversen Meditation Room
Join us in the Meditation Room in the new Iversen Center for Faith (if you’re looking at the entrance from Cleveland, it’s the room furthest right - we’ll be sure to post signs around). VISION will be hosting a meditation and reflection on stress on October 20th, from 6:30-8:30 pm. We hope this will be a chance to pause, reflect, & connect with yourself and others. We hope to inspire stillness in a time of chaos and to host a constructive discussion around stress management. After this, we’ll have some card games, art supplies, & snacks to share! We’d love to see your beautiful faces there!
Café Imports Tour
What: Green Warehouse Tour with Cafe Imports
When: Friday, October 22nd - 3 pm to 5 pm
Where: Cafe Imports Warehouse
Do you like coffee? Join us to learn about fair trade coffee at Cafe Imports Green warehouse! Look forward to learning about how they source their coffee beans and their commitment to producing great coffee beans.
We will have the chance to talk about their commitment to fair trade and their proactive approach to environmental sustainability. Come join us to tour their warehouse and of course have some coffee!
For more information about Cafe Imports, check out their website: https://www.cafeimports.com/
Maverick's BBQ & PuzzleWorks Escape Room
What: Maverick's BBQ & Escape Room
When: Saturday, October 23th, 11:30 am
Where: Mavericks BBQ & PuzzleWorks Escape Rooms
Sign up for free lunch at Mavericks BBQ and the chance to do an escape room! We’ll be going on Saturday, October 23rd around 11:30 AM. Escape rooms are a fun team-building exercise and a great way to meet new people! Some of which you may go on a VISION trip with in the future! We can’t wait to see you!
To learn more about these places, check out their websites:
Maverick's BBQ: https://www.mavericksbeef.com/