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Summer Social

Mississippi cruise in Mpls

Tue, August 29 2023, 5:30 - 8pm

Summer social
Early Eagle discount price of $42
$45/person after June 30

Enjoy the golden close of summer on an evening cruise on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis with UMRA friends and colleagues.  The cruise fee includes a taco bar, and there will be a full service cash bar available on the boat.

Summer Social

Como Lakeside Pavillion

Wed, June 28 2023, 11am - 1:30pm

Como Lakeside Summer Social
Food, friends and fun!

Celebrate the sweet days of summer with friends and former colleagues.  We’ll dine under the covered, open-air pavilion overlooking Como Lake, with plenty of time for visiting.  For your lunch, select among four main dishes.  Non-alcoholic beverages are provided as are coffee, tea, and dessert. 

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Upcoming Events   

Age-Friendly University Day 2023 graphic
Jun 26 2023 | 10am

Two special presenters and discussions on financial fraud, mindfulness, climate change, and more will be the focus of the second annual “Age-Friendly University Day” at the University on Monday, June 26. 


Nov 27 2023 | 9am - Dec 3 2023 | 5pm

Get an insider's perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O'Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. The deadline for reserving a space is June 2, 2023.


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This year’s election of UMRA officers and new board members will be conducted via an online poll from May 15 to 19, with the results to be announced at our annual meeting on May 23. Also on the ballot will be a vote to amend the UMRA bylaws.

Silver Gopher volunteers at Every Meal, 2023.04.20

Nearly 20 members of UMRA’s Silver Gopher Service Corps met as a team in mid-April to pack food for school children facing food insecurity at home in Minnesota. The food-packing event, held at the Every Meal Volunteer Center in Roseville, was superbly organized. It felt “good to be involved in a worthy cause,” said Clif Ware, one of the volunteers.


View a full year of UMRA events on the Calendar of Events.


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