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Uniting the Community Events

16 17FallCatalogCvrIn partnership with area businesses and organizations, AuSM is pleased to offer monthly opportunities for families and individuals with autism to come together and enjoy fun activities in supportive, welcoming environments. Below is a listing of community events listed in the 2016-2017 AuSM Education Catalog as well as other events that have been added since the catalog was printed. Some events require advance registration. We look forward to seeing you out and about in our great community!

Click here to view the Uniting the Community events calendar from the 2016-2017 AuSM catalog.

Shrek the Musical

ShrekStagesJuly 22, 2017
10 a.m. - Sensory Friendly Performance

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

Enjoy the fairy tale adventure of an ogre turned unlikely hero, a wise-cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, and dozens of fairy tale misfits who stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero. Cost: $10; tickets must be purchased by calling the Stages Theatre Company box office, 952.979.1111. Limited income discounts available.

A Musical Day at Mia FREE CLASS

MIASunburstwebJuly 27, 2017
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Youth and young adults ages 11-20 with autism, intellectual, or other disabilities are invited to participate in this free day of fun at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). The day will begin at 11 a.m. with a tour of Mia, including the Migrations and Now Where Were We? exhibits. Participants also will play music games with Toneworks Music Therapy and make their own art creation with a Mia instructor. Participants should bring their own bag lunches and an afternoon snack if desired. This class will include a 1:3 staff-to-participant ratio. This camp offered by AuSM and Toneworks is funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Click here to view the event flyer.


Ride for Hope 2017

RideforHope2017Saturday, July 29, 2017
8 a.m.

Ride Start: American Legion in Zimmerman
12674 Fremont Ave.
Zimmerman, MN 55398

Now in it's ninth year, Ride for Hope is an annual motorcycle ride started by Chris & Marna Bame, owners of Lube-Tech, Inc., and Robin and Ray Baker, Lube-Tech employees. We give 100% of funds raised to the Autism Society of Minnesota. All expenses and giveaways are supplied by our generous sponsors. Activities throughout the ride include a silent auction, mystery bags, and scavenger hunt. Rider registration and breakfast from 8-9:15 a.m.; kick stands up at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $35 per bike/vehicle, and $15 per passenger. Click here for more information and to register.


Touch-a-Truck at Northtown Mall

TouchaTruckMM2017Aug. 5, 2017
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northtown Mall - East Parking Lot
398 Northtown Drive

Blaine, MN 55434

Come and touch a fire engine, police car, snow plow, a Met Transit bus, and more! Call the Northtown Mall office at 763.786.9705 for more information.Please note that this is not a specifically sensory-friendly event, however, all are welcome to participate. Cost: FREE.

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