May 10 potluck info meeting: Building Community in Different Ways

Register now for the May 10th cohousing info meeting & potluck.

Join us Thurs., May 10, 2018 for “Building Community in Different Ways,” as we explore ways people can live together as a harmonious group. We are featuring a panel of three speakers: John Kalmon, a local architect versed in cohousing; Lindsey Flicker, outreach representative for Camphill Village MN; and Tom Pierson, independent cooperatives consultant who is on several co-op boards and will speak about cooperative living. Cost is $8.00. Bring a dish to share and enjoy a potluck meal.

So that organizers can set up the room appropriately, please register and pay at this link. A limited number of registrations will be taken at the door. Join us for an informative evening, good food and camaraderie.

*NEW* Location: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 420 S Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis.

Schedule for the evening:

  • 5:30 pm – doors open
  • 6:00-6:45 pm – meal
  • 6:45-8:30 pm – panel discussion
  • 8:30-9:00 pm – clean-up

Register now.

See you there!

church building with lawn and trees
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church – plenty of free on-street parking

Potluck + Intro to Cohousing Info Session – March 8th

Register now to attend the next quarterly potluck info session.

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Join us on March 8th to learn about cohousing

Welcome! The next potluck information session about cohousing is Thurs., March 8, 2018. Join us to find out about the cohousing concept, ask questions, and meet other people who are also exploring this neighborly housing option.

Doors open 5:30 pm, meal starts at 6 pm. Please bring a dish to pass.

Your pre-registration is appreciated, and helps us to plan.

NEW LOCATION! Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 420 Cedar Lake Rd S, Minneapolis. Free on-street parking in the vicinity of the church.

church building with lawn and trees
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

Register now for annual meeting at Gandhi Mahal – Tu Feb 20 at 5:30pm

Ken Fox, a member and resident of Monterey Cohousing, is the featured speaker.

Join us at Gandhi Mahal restaurant for this special gathering of Twin Cities Cohousing Network on Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 starting at 5:30 pm.

Our speaker for this year’s annual meeting is Ken Fox, a long-time member of Monterey Cohousing Community in St Louis Park.

Ken Fox standing in a snowy yard with Monterey Cohousing's main building behind him
Ken Fox from Monterey Cohousing

Come for conversation, good food, and a chance to learn more about this human-centric housing form. A vegetarian and a chicken dinner option will be available.

Please register now at this link. We look forward to seeing you!

Gandhi Mahal was voted the Best Indian Restaurant 2017 by MPLS/St Paul Magazine.

Passive House and Net-Zero Energy: guest presentation Nov 9

Architect Mark Carsten Anderson will bring us up to speed on the basics of Passive House and Net-Zero Energy high-efficiency energy standards for buildings, and why we might care. Q&A with a builder he’s worked with afterward.

Enjoy a potluck supper with others starting at 6 pm. Please register and pay in advance so that we can arrange the space appropriately.

TCCN members $8/non-members $10. Also, deals for families.

If you’d like to help set up for the event, show up around 5:30 pm. Or  if you can, plan to stay and help clean up at the end. Pitching in to help is a good way to get to know others who also are exploring cohousing.

 

Energy Fair information table

Cohousing info table at the MREA Energy Fair in September.

Hundreds of Energy Fair – St Paul attendees stopped by to learn about cohousing and pick up our tiny eco-friendly flyer. This was TCCN’s first outdoor information table, which we shared with Bassett Creek Cohousing. Thank goodness, on those hot and sunny days, that we had a dining canopy for shade (many thanks for the loan, Paul Wehrwein) and some rocks to keep paper items from blowing away. If we look tousled, yes, it was windy. Thanks to TCCN friends for coming by to say hello. And a big heap of appreciation for Fred Olson for his creative troubleshooting and help with the booth set-up.

Kathy, Becca and Brian staffed an information table at the MREA Energy Fair at Harriet Island Regional Park on Sept. 9-10, 2017.

Next public information meeting: Sept. 14

The next information meeting is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, September 14, 2017. A casual buffet meal, prepared with care by our enthusiastic volunteer kitchen crew, is part of the evening to simulate a cohousing group meal.

There will be an ice-breaker activity and information about the basics of cohousing, core group updates, and other announcements. Register now so we know to expect you.

View the Facebook event.

Be sure to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, TCCN News to receive updates.

Midsummer Social on July 20

You’re invited to the Midsummer Social of the Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) on July 20. TCCN is hosting a casual meal and time for socializing. The kitchen crew will be preparing a cohousing-style, family-friendly buffet meal. Sign up now  to attend!

It was last summer when a group of local cohousing people re-energized the Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN). Join us as we relax and celebrate our progress of the last year. 

Please register and pay in advance so the cooking team knows how much food to buy and prepare. Here is the link. We encourage you to share this information. Invite a friend, neighbor or relative who is exploring housing alternatives, and share our Facebook event with your networks.

Doors open at 5 pm for setup…come then, if you wish. The buffet dinner will be served at around 6 pm. If you have time and would like to have the satisfaction and camaraderie of volunteering to cook or clean up, please indicate this on the registration form.

National cohousing conf highlights, dinner, story circles+ on May 25 | Register now!

Several Twin Cities Cohousing Network members are attending the national CohousingUSA conference in Nashville. Come hear them share what they saw and experienced. The kitchen crew will be whipping up a spring meal, and registration is open. You can sign up here if you plan to attend.

It helps our team of volunteers when you register and pay in advance. That way, the cooking team knows how much food to buy and prepare. Here is the registration link.

We encourage you to share this information with a friend or relative who is exploring housing alternatives, and to share our Facebook event with your networks.

Doors open at 5 pm for setup and conversation; dinner runs from 6-6:45 pm and then the program starts. If you have time to volunteer to cook or clean up, please indicate this on the appropriate section of the registration form.

By the way, if you’re going to the national conference, too, we hope you’ll bring a story to share, too.

Save the date – May 25th, in the evening

For the next Twin Cities Cohousing Network gathering, our star kitchen crew will cook another group meal, cohousing style. Our meal will again be followed by an update from the local cohousing core groups, other announcements, and then a story circle session at each table.

Details and registration will be available soon. Please check back, and sign up for the monthly TCCN News e-newsletter to be informed about this and other events.

Baked-potato bar, story circles, core group updates & more

Registration is now open for the next TCCN evening meal + program that will be occurring March 30th.

Cohousing is more than a form of housing. It’s about people committing to being mutually supportive within a cohousing community. Learn more at the next meal + program. Sign up for the March 30th event here.

Twin Cities Cohousing Network offers these meal + program events to give you a hint of what it might be like to live in cohousing. Meet others interested in the cohousing concept. Build shared history with folks who could become your future cohousing neighbors.

Thursday, March 30, 2017. Doors open for setup at 5:30 pm. Dinner starts at 6 pm.

Further details about the evening’s schedule, with the registration and payment forms, are at this link.