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Community Center Policies and Contact Information

RSVP and Cancellation Policy: You must RSVP for all activities. We ask that you RSVP at least 3 working days prior to event to ensure that we have enough registered participants, supplies, and volunteers. Registrants will be notified when classes are canceled due to low enrollment or weather conditions.

RSVP line: 612-843-3439

RSVP email:

Activity line: call (612) 253-5155 to listen to an audio version of the calendar

Severe Weather Days: Please call our Weather Hotline at 612-284-8107 to see if Vision Loss Resources offices and activities are open for that day. The hotline will be updated by 5:00 AM if we are closing for severe weather. Participants who have RSVP’d for a class will also be notified.

Refund Policy: All events that need to be pre-paid are marked on the calendar. To hold your spot for these events, we must receive your money. If you need to cancel when a ticket is purchased in advance, you will be charged for the ticket unless someone on the waiting list can take your place. If you need to cancel please call the RSVP line at 612-843-3439 or email

Scholarships: No one is denied participation due to inability to pay. Full and partial scholarships are available. Please leave your scholarship request on the RSVP line.

Visitor Sign-in: Please sign-in and sign-out at the front desk in MPLS.


Photo Policy

Participants attending Community Center events will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of Vision Loss Resources’ Photography and Recorded Image Policy. When you attend an event at Vision Loss Resources, your image may be recorded for use by Vision Loss Resources. This use may include printed media, social media, or online uses. If you have any questions about this Policy or Acknowledgement, please contact Iris at VLR: 612-843-3425.


Contact Information

Sharon Karas—Community Center Specialist, 612-843-3429,

Jen Wittek—Volunteer Program Manager, 612-843-3421,

Minneapolis Office: 1936 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403          Main Line: 612-871-2222

St. Paul Office: 216 S Wabasha Street, Saint Paul, MN 55107          Phone: 651-224-7662

Please note: For those being dropped off, parking, or needing an accessible ramp at the Saint Paul office, please use the back entrance (215 Starkey Ave).