Advance Sign up for the 2010 GA Service Project: Hope Community

Our 2010 Service Project with nearby Hope Community will offer opportunities for hands-on service as well as donations.

There will be a wide range of tasks including gardening, landscaping and painting. The “Hope Block” (22 units of affordable housing scattered throughout 10 buildings) and Dundry property are the two volunteering sites the week of GA. General Assembly registrants may sign up to volunteer on Friday, June 25 or Saturday, June 26. Those wishing to participate should bring long pants, close-toed shoes, and other “work clothes.” (more…)

Register for GA by April 30 for Lowest Rates

Be sure to register for GA by this Friday. Rates increase on Saturday, May1.  GA registrants receive access to all workshops, performances, lectures, and events listed in the GA Printed Program, as well as an official name badge to identify them to fellow participants, event staff and security. GA name badges are required for admission to all GA programmed events, including evening entertainment, the Exhibit Hall, the Opening and Closing Celebrations, and the Ware Lecture. (more…)

Vegetarian and Vegan options abound in Minneapolis!

While at General Assembly this year, you won’t be disappointed with Minneapolis food- it’s fantastic and you can choose to be very conscientious with your choices in this diverse city.  There are plenty of resources already compiled to find vegetarian and vegan friendly options.  Here are a few:

“compassionate eating guide” includes restaurants, health food stores, farmer’s market:

Midtown Global Market- picture from

vegan friendly restaurants in Twin Cities area with map:

vegan friendly restaurants in downtown Minneapolis with map: names Minneapolis the country’s #7 vegetarian-friendly large city.  “Minneapolis, the home of vegan rock star Prince, offers hungry Midwesterners more than 200 vegetarian-friendly restaurants and grocery stores and 16 health-food stores and natural-foods co-ops.”

Read more:

Note: they mention Café Brenda, which has now closed, the management has opened Spoonriver (where we ate during our site visit!)

And finally, one last fantastic link showing more vegetarian friendly restaurant listings in the Minneapolis area.  This one is a favorite resource of mine, customizable to wherever you are:

Happy eating!

*If you’re local to the area or are familiar with Minneapolis, feel free to comment here or on our facebook page to add more ideas for locally grown, organic, sustainable and other ethical options!  This was focused on vegetarian and vegan diets- but we’d love to hear from you with a broader assortment as well.

Add your unique voice to GA CHOIR!

Be a part of the 2010 General Assembly choir!  The choir will perform at the Sunday Morning Worship and the Closing Celebration.  During the Closing, the GA choir will sing one of our UU anthems with the wonderful UU Children’s Choir. The 2010 GA choir will be directed by Ruth Palmer from Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul MN.  John Jensen from First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, MN will be the GA choir accompanist.  Ruth and John are eager to welcome you to the choir and work with you to craft wonderful sounds that will bring beauty and joy to GA worship. (more…)

Follow Meet Minneapolis for travel ideas!

Meet Minneapolis is a great resource for anyone thinking about coming to GA and wanting to know more about what to expect and what they can do in this lovely city!

If you subscribe to their feeds you can get updates and information about great local spots and what to do in your free time surrounding General Assembly!  Want to come early or stay late?  They’ll give you plenty of ideas to fill your vacation.

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Minneapolis Skyline with Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis Skyline with Spoonbridge and Cherry
Downtown Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis