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Uniting the Community Events

CatalogCover17 18In 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 and other happenings. Some events require advance registration. We look forward to seeing you out and about in our great community!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

MixedBloodTheatreNov. 10-Dec. 3, 2017
All performances at 7:30 p.m., except for Sundays at 2 p.m.

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South Fourth St.
Minneapolis, MN

Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog, setting into motion a series of events that expose far greater mysteries. As the clues fall into place, they reveal a community of disparate characters, a family with secrets, and a gifted mind in complicated relationship with the world.

As an organization that embraces access, Mixed Blood offers a reasonably priced $25 guaranteed admission ticket. Additionally, each production offers Radical Hospitality, which allows any audience member to arrive 2 hours prior to show time to receive a ticket at no cost on a first come, first served basis. If you have a group that would like to attend, please call the Box Office at 612.338.6131 to discuss the many options available to you. Click here for more information.

Dakota County Library Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

DakotaCntyLibrary2017Nov. 18, Dec. 16
10:30–11:15 a.m.  

Wescott Library
1340 Wecott Rd.

Explore books, music, movement and play in a sensory-friendly setting that welcomes children ages 3–8 of all abilities including those who have difficulty in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. One registration required per family. An adult must accompany each registered child. Siblings welcome. Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register.

AuSM Artists Visual Art Opening

ArtOpenPaintThursday, Nov. 30, 2017
6-8 p.m.

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

AuSM is partnering with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) to showcase the talents of our summer 2017 AuSM Artists. AuSM Artists' work will be on display in the community commons of the museum from Nov. 23-Jan. 28. To celebrate, AuSM and Mia will host an Art Opening on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome; light refreshments will be provided. Cost: FREE

MRAC logoWEBThe AuSM Artists summer class was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Maplewood Mall Sensitive Santa 2017

maplewood mallsantaSunday, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 2017
9-11 a.m.

Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Ave. N.
Maplewood, MN 55109

Children with special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session where extra care is taken to support the sensory, physical, and other developmental needs of children. Please join us as we lower the music, dim the lights, and create a calm, relaxing atmosphere for your children to have a special visit with Santa. Crafts and peanut-free treats also will be available. Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Click here to reserve your photo session with Santa.