Formerly The Convenings

Events Calendar: Scott/Carver

Various dates 2018-2019

Park Nicollet Clinic- Shakopee Advance Care Planning classes

Free class for anybody to learn about Advance Care Planning (ACP) and the process of completing a healthcare directive.

Held at Park Nicollet Clinic 1415 St Francis Ave, Shakopee MN 55379

From 4:30-6:30pm

Register for any of the following dates:
Dec 17, Dec 27, Jan 21, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 18, Mar 7, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20, Jun 17

For more information and to register, call 952-993-3454

Thibaut de Roos

November 15

The "H" Word: Who needs Hospice

4:30- 5:30 pm

Refreshments provided
St Gertrudes Health & Rehabilitation Center
1850 Sarazin Street

Sheila M Duddy RN, M.Ed. Hospice Nurse Educator

After the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss comfort care & hospice services at the end of life
  • Identify triggers for hospice referrals & eligibility criteria
  • Navigate the referral process to Allina hospice

RSVP: Yvonne.Anderson@bhshealth.org or 952-233-4488

Hosted by St. Gertrude's
Download event flyer

November 17

Navigating Life After Loss


McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation
1220 3rd Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Facing the Holidays after the loss of a loved one can be difficult and feel almost impossible.  We want to help you find tools to make this time of year better for you and your family.

Speaker and author, Donna Mathiowetz believes in leaving a legacy of hope, healing, and forgiveness by sharing her story of loss and grief.  She offers hope as she shares her own journey as well as those of others who she has walked beside.

Please bring a friend or family member and join us on Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 am for a cup of coffee and a 40 min presentation from Donna, followed by time to ask questions and visit with Donna and other friends and neighbors who have also experienced a recent loss.

All who attend will receive a free copy of A Journal for Your Journey.

Please call or email to let us know you will be able to attend this free program: 952-445-2755  |  amy@mcnearneyfuneralhome.com

End in Mind TED Talks


Through our work in partnership with End in Mind, St. Francis will explore what it means to thrive until the end of life.  Join us for conversation about what it means to “live with the end in mind.”

How might we live differently, if we were living with the end in mind?

What choices would we make?

What matters most?

Our End in Mind "Ted Talk" events will encourage us to begin thinking and having conversations about these important topics and prepare us to have those conversations to our friends and family.

Events are free and open to the public - no RSVP necessary.

St. Francis Regional Medical Center - Legacy Conference Room
1455 St Francis Ave, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

Upcoming Dates & Topics:

Friday, January 11: Jason Rosenthal - The Journey Through Loss and Grief

Friday, January 18th: Emily Levine - How do we make peace with grief when it is imminent?

Friday, January 25th: Michelle Knox - Can talking about death take fear and stress out of the inevitable?

Friday, February 1st: Caitlin Doughty - What's wrong with the way we bury our dead?

Friday, February 8th: Lux Narayan - What do obituaries teach us about lives well-lived?

Friday, February 15th: B.J. Miller - How can we prepare for a graceful death?

January 12

Healing Stories with Health Story Collaborative
Featuring Shakopee resident, Rebecca Gladhill, and oncologist Joseph Leach, MD.


Shakopee Senior High School - Room N137 Thrust Stage
100 17th Ave W Shakopee, MN 55379
1:00 to 3:00 PM

Join us for a special afternoon of sharing, healing, and support. Shakopee resident, Rebecca Gladhill, who has been living with breast cancer for 24 years, will share her story of illness and healing. Joining Rebecca will be her oncologist, Joseph Leach, MD, who will talk about the years he has spent working with Rebecca. These stories will be followed by a workshop led by Michael Bischoff from Health Story Collaborative and Joel Carter, a palliative care physician. The workshop will provide tips for telling and listening to stories in ways that support healing, connection, and empowerment.


This event is free of charge but registration is requested. Upon registering, you may make an optional donation to help cover event costs. To register and/or donate, please visit https://shakopee.eventbrite.com.

Questions? Contact Mari at healingstorysession@gmail.com.

January 30


2019 Estate and Funeral Planning

McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation
1220 3rd Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


It's a new year.... time to get organized and take care of a few things on your to do list.

Join us for a free program at the Shakopee Community Center on Wednesday, January 30th at 1:00 PM.

Listen to Barb Brekke, local attorney, discuss Estate Planning and Medical Assistance.  We will also discuss Cremation and Funeral Options, as well as learn about the Benefits of Advanced Funeral Directives.

There will be refreshments for you to enjoy, time for questions and answers, and handouts for you to keep.

Please let us know you can join us by phone or email:

952-445-2755  |  amy@mcnearneyfuneralhome.com

Looking forward to seeing you there.

February 14

Stevie Ray's Life and Death Comedy

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Held at:
Families and Individuals Sharing Hope (FISH)
16049 Franklin Tr SE #104
Prior Lake, MN 55372

February 25

The Legacy Gratitude Project
A Legacy Letter Writing Party

A time to capture values, life lessons, and feelings for loved ones in written or digital form to share while still alive. To then use to celebrate that person.


Monday, Feb 25th from 7-8pm.
Free, but registration required

St Francis Regional Medical Center Conference Rooms 1455 St Francis Ave Shakopee MN 55379
Questions? Contact Michelle at michelle.enderson@allina.com / 612-750-3433

March 28

The Life and Death Comedy Show with Stevie Ray

Have you had the talk yet? No, not the talk with your kids, but the one with your parents, your spouse, or even yourself. Over 70% of Americans do not have the required documentation to let their loved ones know how they wish to be cared for in their final years. The Life and Death Comedy Show by Stevie Ray's Improv Company doesn't make fun of death, it makes fun of the fact that most of us avoid talking about the one thing in life that is inevitable.This show will leave you in stitches, and will take the fear out of having the talk with those you care about.


Thursday, March 28th from 6:30-7:30pm.
$24 and registration required


Hosted by Shakopee Community Education
Location: Shakopee High School, 100 17th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379, Room N137: Thrust Stage
Questions? Contact Emily Starke at estarke@shakopee.k12.mn.us / 952-496-5031