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Upcoming Events

Life is Short. Enjoy the Ride!


 August 4, 2024

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1245 Midway Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55103

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Adults –  $25 per Ticket

Kids under 10 – $10 per Ticket

Ticket includes:

–Unlimited rides on the Cafesjian’s Carousel at Como Park

–Access to games, snacks, and activities

–Opportunity to meet Cathy Wurzer and other special guests

All proceeds benefit End in Mind Project programming. Tickets are not refundable.

Check back soon for our next event!

Past Events

“Death and Taxes: An Interactive Workshop”: Financial Planning with the End in Mind 


Most of us avoid the topic of death but planning for the inevitable doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it is a gift to yourself and your loved ones. Leaving behind a financial and legal mess after your death adds to heartache and oftentimes leads to hard feelings. 

This one hour workshop, presented by Nicole Boor, Wealth Manager with Accredited Investors Wealth Management of Edina, Minnesota and End in Mind Board member, will present a holistic overview of what questions we should be asking ourselves and our loved ones to plan for the end of life. She will cover basic financial topics like saving, investing, and setting goals and will also dive deep into estate planning as an important part of end-of-life planning. 

May 11, 2024

Bethel Lutheran Church 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

4120 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 

Seating is Limited.  $25 per Ticket

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit End in Mind.

Tickets are not refundable.

Pre-sale tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door.


“Shelf Life: Celebrating Vitality, Embracing Mortality” – A Virtual Conversation with Author Normal Schuh 

SHELF LIFE Celebrating Vitality, Embracing Mortality

At some point, you will inevitably face the end of your existence on this earth. Does the thought of your “expiration date” cause you angst or fear? Though seemingly at opposite ends of the spectrum, life and death are inextricably intertwined. Confronting death and seeking a deeper understanding of its implications, challenges, and nuances softens the fear of dying and invites us to live vibrantly, grow in unique ways, forge new trails, and discover untapped potential.

SHELF LIFE was born of an introspective and interactive graduate-level course on mortality, which the author created and taught at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, and other lifelong-learning organizations. An intimate, engaging memoir, SHELF LIFE is also a lucid guide to thriving in life’s Third Act while befriending the inevitable.

April 18, 2024

Virtual Event via ZOOM 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

$15 per Ticket

Tickets are not refundable.

Registrants will receive the Zoom link once payment is completed.

“Health Care Choices at Any Age: Make Yourself Heard” An Advance Health Care Directives Workshop

Presented by End in Mind board members Jill Sauber, Sauber Legal Services, and Susie Putzke, former CentraCare Palliative Care Chaplain. This one-hour workshop will help you learn the basics about planning for future health care decisions by creating a health care directive. Through this workshop participants will learn:

  • Key terms and language involved in advance care planning.
  • The difference between a “living will” and a “health care power of attorney.”
  • Common myths and facts about health care directives.
  • How to complete a suggested “Health Care Directive” form.
  • Strategies for starting conversations about end-of-life issues.

After participating in the workshop, you will have the tools to: 

  • Talk with family and health care providers about incapacity and advance care planning.
  • Designate the appropriate person(s) to act as your health care agent(s).
  • Identify and leave instructions and preferences for health care decisions to define your wishes to avoid confusion during crisis.
  • Complete a suggested Minnesota health care directive form.

April 13, 2024

Bethel Lutheran Church 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

4120 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 

 Seating is Limited. $25 per Ticket

In person only. No virtual option.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit End in Mind .

Tickets are not refundable.

Pre-sale tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Meeting Mortality: A Lively Look at Befriending the End

Join MPR/TPT’s Cathy Wurzer, musician Annie Mack, storyteller Kevin Kling, and special guests for an animated and amusing meetup on mortality.
What’s your relationship status with the Grim Reaper? If you’re like most of us, it’s “complicated”.  Join the End in Mind Project for another engaging public event that examines how accepting our mortality can lead to living well.
March 19, 2024
3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center 7:00 – 8:30 p.m
$30 per Ticket
All proceeds benefit the nonprofit End in Mind (www.endinmindproject.org)