Wednesday, August 05, 2009

On-goings Going On

A couple of upcoming events to be aware of:

1. Picnic In the Park hosted by HD 54A, 54B and 50A Republicans
When: Thursday evening, August 20, 5:30-9:00 pm
Who: All welcome--bring family, friends & neighbors
Where: Foundation Shelter, Roseville Central Park

More from event organizer Mark Laliberte:

As you may know, this event is being sponsored by the 54A&B and 50A&B BPOUS and continues to grow exponentially: The event is co-sponsored by Rick Karschnia and Minnesotans for Limited Government, Turning Minnesota Red, and the Young Republicans are also being brought into the fold. This event will be a big draw for all ages. There will be music, games for the kids and of course, we've secured donors for free food and beverages, which are sure to pack the park. After all of your hard work, don't you deserve a dog and a beer (3.2 anyway - stupid city government) on us?

Confirmed guests include current legislators and/or gubernatorial hopefuls:

* Pat Anderson, former MN Auditor
* Rep. Tom Emmer, HD19B
* Rep. Marty Seifert, HD21A
* Leslie Davis, Pres. "Earth Protector"
* Phil Herwig
* Sen. David Senjem, SD29
* Bill Haas, former HD47A
* Sen. Mike Jungbauer, SD48
* Rep. Kurt Zellers, HD32B, Min. Ldr.

Local candidates:

* Mark Laliberte, '08 HD54A Cand.
* Ed Matthews, '08 CD4 Cand.
* Barb Davis White, '08 CD5 Cand.
* Rae Hart Anderson, SD50 Cand.
* Tim Utz, HD 50A Cand.

Special guests:

* Sue Jeffers, KTLK 100.3 FM Radio Program Host

2. The Twin Cities Chesterton Society presents the 1st Annual Minnesota Chesterton Conference
Saturday, September 19th, 2009
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
Science Center Auditorium

Eaten Alive: What the Economic Crisis Has Done to Us (and What We Can Do About It)

In just a few short months we have seen unprecedented economic meltdown and business failure on a grand scale. Accompanying it has been gigantic government growth with bailouts that have resulted in the virtual takeover of certain industries. Thousands of people have lost homes and jobs, and the entire country, along with the world, is facing great economic uncertainty. Everyone is looking for answers. Among the many responses to the crisis has been an encyclical from Pope Benedict XVI, which has been both praised and condemned across the political spectrum. Lost in all the commotion is the fact that G.K. Chesterton saw all of this coming a long time ago. Like any true prophet, he did not just preach doom and destruction, he offered hope.

The Twin Cities Chesterton Society is hosting a one-day conference and inviting everyone to come and consider the real problems that face us as well as the real solutions. Please join us on the beautiful campus of St. John's University for the first annual Minnesota Chesterton Conference.

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