Lots happening! Raising children in cohousing, successful-aging class, Monterey expansion, more
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August 2018

September 20th - save the date           

Raising children in cohousing

The adage says "It takes a village to raise a child."
What does it feel like when that village includes other parents, other kids, and the bigger circle of a cohousing community?

Parents from two families at Monterey Cohousing will speak from the heart about their own and their children's experiences; bring your questions! Thurs., Sept. 20, 2018 at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. $8 to register.
Details and registration

This is Twin Cities Cohousing Network's quarterly presentation on topics of interest to our broader community. Optional potluck--if you'd like to eat supper with the group, please bring a dish to share. (An ingredient list for your dish would be helpful.)

Get a sneak preview by watching this REWIRE segment from tpt (6:45).

Miriam Edgar from Monterey Cohousing is a special guest on TCCN's panel on Thurs., Sept. 20, 2018--"Raising Children in Cohousing." Register.
John Kalmon, architect, will speak at the Bassett Creek Cohousing core group meeting on Aug. 23, 2018 about how to turn your cohousing core group into a built neighborhood. Details.

Next steps toward cohousing:

From interest to community: Bassett Creek core group

How does cohousing get built? Bassett Creek Cohousing group presents "From Interest Group to Community" with John Kalmon, a registered architect accredited in LEED energy-efficient construction.

People talk of living lightly on the planet, and having closer ties to neighbors. John will help us understand how to turn a cohousing core group into a real built neighborhood.


Location: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church 420 Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis.
When: Thurs., Aug. 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Admission: $10
All are welcome to attend.


Successful Aging workshops start Sept 8 - St Paul group now called "SAGE Living"

Having met now for about a year, the recently renamed Saint Paul core group is set for a deeper dive with a 10-part series of Saturday morning workshops specifically aimed at people considering senior cohousing, and they invite you to join them. SAGE (as in "SAGE Living") stands for "Successfully Aging as a Group Endeavor." (There is a cost to attend; see below.)

Making progress on and finding compatriots to help navigate your journey of successful aging and cohousing exploration can be difficult. These workshops provide that opportunity. Register today. Sponsored by SAGE Living and facilitated by cohousing educator Lynn Englund from the Hopework consulting group.

Lynn Englund, PhD.
When: Saturdays 9:30 to 11:30 am, Sept. 8 to Nov. 17, 2018
Where: Friends Meeting House, 1725 Grand Avenue, St Paul. Cost: $250 per person, with $150 deposit due at time of enrollment and the $100 balance due by the start date.
For more info or to register:

Download the flyer here.

Workshop series location - Friends Meeting House, 1725 Grand Av, St Paul.

Communities Magazine free digital download

Did you notice that Communities Magazine, the publication of the nonprofit organization Fellowship for Intentional Community that frequently reports on cohousing and related housing-community forms, is now offering a free digital download of their magazine? The most recent issue's theme is Eco-Building.

Monterey Cohousing working on expansion plan

Monterey Cohousing Community decided in June to begin a process for planning, designing and building up to eight additional units that would add to the size of their community. Urban Works Architecture is their partner on developing their concept into reality. See more here.

Monterey, located in St Louis Park, is having a National Night Out potluck this evening (Tues., Aug. 7, 2018); more information is available on their website.

If you might be interested in exploring membership with Monterey, now is great time to do it. They suggest reaching out and connecting with them on their Contact Us page to be informed about any upcoming open house information events.

Communications co-learning group - websites, emails, social media

Would you like an informal ongoing learning group to explore WordPress websites, formatted emails using MailChimp, and social media such as Facebook and Twitter? You are invited to participate in a series of loosely structured co-learning sessions organized by the Communications Circle. Share what we each know, and explore resources for what we don't.

Let us know about your background and interests via and if you include your email address, we'll put you on the Doodle poll list for finding a time to meet.

Link for joining TCCN's email list

Did you receive this e-newsletter forwarded from a friend? If so, we invite you to connect directly with Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter here TCCN News.

Deadline for next TCCN News

If you have an idea for TCCN News, or are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please contact us at Deadline for the next issue is August 15. At this time, only editorial content is published. Ads are not accepted.

Items are selected according to Twin Cities Cohousing Network's mission and the communication circle's guidelines, and may be refused or edited. Ideally, an item would be 50-80 words in length, and include an image (photo) for which you have copyright ownership or written permission (license) to use.

Please include a contact name, email and/or phone number for us to reach you with questions, and also let us know if those or other contact means (e.g., Twitter handle) can be published with your piece in case a reader wishes to get more information.

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