EXCO Newsletter: February 2010

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Register for an EXCO class today!

Check the website and see the attached brochure for the list of over 50 classes and workshops running this winter and spring.  Help us spread the word!  Tell your friends, family, and coworkers about the variety of classes available and please share the attached poster and brochure.

To register for a class, contact the facilitators by phone or email or register online. To register online you need to sign-in or create a username on the website. Then, go to www.excotc.org/classes and click "Join" to register.

1st Seasonal EXCO Phone-a-thon!
Saturday, February 6th, 5-9pm
2620 30th Ave S. Minneapolis

Want to do your part to help make EXCO classes a success? Come to the 1st ever EXCO Phone-a-thon this Saturday to remind people that classes are starting up. EXCO is no bigger than its community so if you like EXCO and can make it, make it!  We are having food so do let us know: Erin [email protected], 815-302-2481. See you this Saturday at 2620 30th Ave S, Minneapolis!

Exco Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 13, 1-4pm
Aldine Park 1717 Iglehart Ave. St. Paul

The Experimental College of the Twin Cities will be kicking off its Spring 2010 session in winter-y style, Saturday February 13th from 1-4pm at Aldine Park in St. Paul (Poor weather location: Hamline Midway Library 1558 Minnehaha Avenue W. St Paul).  The "Winter Carnival" will feature "fancy" hot drinks, urban winter survival skills, hockey lessons and games, food, arts and crafts, a medallion hunt, and the chance to learn about EXCO's spring classes!  Bring old winter clothing to participate in the clothes swap.  Near 21, 84, 16, 94 bus lines.  All are welcome!

Do you like to par-tay?
You might be just the one to help organize EXCO’s June benefit.  We need to find a great space where bands can play and artists can set up and display their work.  We will work together to plan and execute a fundraising event for EXCO that makes for one heck of a party.  Raise money, raise awareness and raise the roof (literally and figuratively)!

There is a lot to discuss about the nature of this party and what kinds of activities we would like to see happen there and for whom.  Those of us who put this end of Spring/beginning of Summer benefit together will be the lucky ones because the process of developing this magnificent event will be a party all in itself. If you’re ready to get down, contact Angie at [email protected] !!

State of Emergency in South Dakota—Please support your Dakota Neighbors 
Severe and bitter winter storms knocked out an already shaky resource infrastructure. The bulk of those most affected by the storm—with loss of heat, drinking water, propane and other resources—are located on reservations in Pine Ridge, Standing Rock, Eagle Butte and others. Electricity has been out for five days (since Friday). Crews are working feverishly, but it may be out for up to 30 days in some areas. With no electricity, no heat, no running water, and a wind chill below zero the situation is growing more difficult."

Donations of clothing, staples, and money are all greatly needed and appreciated. Go here to donate or for more information: http://www.pathwaystospirit.org/start.html

Please send March newsletter submissions to [email protected] by March 1.

Hope to see you soon!
Callie and the Exco organizing team

Experimental College of the Twin Cities
Where everyone can teach and take classes, and all are free!
[email protected] | www.excotc.org | (651) 998-9268


Spring 2010 brochure.pdf106.82 KB
Academia Comunitaria insert spring 2010.pdf115.89 KB
EXCO Classes Winter 2010.pdf50.28 KB