Geek Partnership Society open meeting
Tuesday, February 21 | 7 p.m. | Event Horizon at 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis; enter door 1121C on East side of building
This meeting’s big question: What can GPS do to make volunteering for us easier? In addition to having a discussion around this topic, we will also give you updates on our organization, our partnerships and our clubs. Attending this and one other open meeting grants 20+ hour volunteers the ability to vote for our Board at our annual meeting in May.
Our event Team Trivia Challenge is on hiatus for 2017
Although the event is not happening this year, it will be back in 2018. The event co-chairs Patricia Wick and Peter Verrant decided to take this year to regroup, and GPS remains committed to hosting a trivia event next year.
GPS is a site for the Gryffindorks 2nd Annual Coats & Cloak Drive through November 18
Enter through the east side door 1121C and deliver to room 106
Great Geek Garage Sale On Sept. 24-25
Event Horizon in the Waterbury Building, 1121 Jackson St. NE, Suite 107, Minneapolis, MN 55413 from Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, September 25. Enter through the east side door 1121C
Looking for cool and useful items and want to shop at a massive garage sale whose proceeds go to charity? This is the sale for you. Want to help us out with this charity event? We need volunteers to help sort items pre-sale; set up the sale itself on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23; manage our stock during the sale; and pack it all up.
Cleaning out your house and wondering where to bring your items? We are currently accepting donations every Thursday evening, and Saturday and Sunday mornings, through September 22. Please check the garage sale page to verify times and dates, and for information on what we can and cannot accept as well as how to volunteer.
We are also running an eCycling drive in partnership with Free Geek Twin Cities. If you have computers or electronics you are looking to get rid of you can drop them off at the same time. *CRT monitors – to help cover disposal costs please donate $10. For more information on Free Geek Twin Cities please check their website.
GPS at Furry Migration
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at 1300 Nicollect Mall, Minneapolis, MN from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11
Will you be at Furry Migration? Want to buy something fun or unique for yourself or someone else? Stop by our charity auction and bid on items where the proceeds go toward our community outreach.
GPS at CONvergence
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN from Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3
Attending local science fiction convention CONvergence? Stop by our room party in Cabana 110. It will be open during the day for drop-in events hosted by our clubs, and in the evening we will co-host our party with a variety of partners. There will be mashed potatoes and good company. Shopping for something fun or unique for yourself or someone else? Stop by our charity auction in Atrium 8 and bid on items where the proceeds go toward our community outreach. Want to declare your support for GPS by wearing it? You can buy GPS t-shirts, caps, stickers and more at the CONvergence merchandise stand in CONvergence Central. Thanks to our partner Convergence Events, Inc. for hosting us!
GPS Writing contest
Submit by midnight Sunday, May 15 to writingcontest at geekpartnership.org
Writers of all ages and from any place in the world are welcome to participate. We have the following divisions:
- Open: May be any age; one winner will be chosen for the division, and one local winner will be chosen for the Scott Imes Award
- Poetry: May be any age
- Youth 1: Must be 13 years old or younger as of May 25, 2016
- Youth 2: Must be 14-16 years old as of May 25, 2016
- Graphic novel: May be any age
Find out more details on the Writing Contest page.
GPS Team trivia challenge was on Saturday, April 2
Event hall in the Fantasy Flight Games Center, 1975 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113
Team Cinema Rex won! Find more details on the Team Trivia Challenge page.
We were a Location for the Twin Cities Geek Holiday Toy & Book Drive Dec. 5-17
Thursday, December 17 is last drop off date| Event Horizon at 1121 Jackson St. NE, Ste 106
The Twin Cities Geek community in Minnesota organized a toy and book drive to benefit two worthy local organizations: The Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, MN and the Women’s Prison Book Project in Minneapolis, MN. From December 5th through December 17th, they collected 372 toys and 132 children’s and young adults’ books, and distributed them to 568 children and their families in the Summit-University area of St. Paul. Thank you for your support!
FULL INFO: http://TwinCitiesGeek.com/
Space Camp Scholarship Applications Due Dec. 10!
Thursday, December 10 | submit by 11:59 p.m. via email spacecamp @ geekpartnership.org
Do you know a young student who loves science and would want to go to the Space Camp run by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL? GPS will pay tuition and travel to send one lucky person to Camp. Applicants must be age 10 – 14. Here’s the application and requirements to participate.
GPS Scavenger Hunt needs volunteers
Hunt is Saturday, October 3 | 9:30 a.m. registration – 4:00 p.m. judging | Event Horizon at 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis
Do you like coming up with weird and challenging things for people to search for? Do you like passing judgement and (possibly) receiving bribes? Please consider helping us with our Scavenger Hunt. Email info @ geekpartnership.org if you are interested.
Also, encourage teams of hunters to participate in our event!
BOO! Building for the GPS Community Haunted House is underway!
Volunteer NOW! | Performances October 23, 24, 25 | Event Horizon at 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 107, Minneapolis
The ONE STATE requires attendance by all citizens at the Geek Partnership Society’s (GPS) Community Haunted House. Experience the true power of the ONE STATE by taking a tour of the glorious City. You may experience feelings of fear during your tour. Participation is mandatory, and thus the tour is ADA compliant. Sensory-Friendly Sunday is offered to allow for citizens with special sensory needs to have the tour tailored to them, so they may fulfill the required attendance. Remember, this is for your protection.
Big Pumpkin is watching. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain more information.
We need you and your stuff!
Sale is Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Event Horizon at 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis
The Great Geek Garage Sale is coming up and we could use your help. If you can donate your time, please consider volunteering before, during or after the event. We are also currently accepting donations of anything you might find in a garage sale, extra credit if it’s geeky. We have 3 more scheduled drop off times, but if these don’t work go ahead and contact us at garagesale @ geekpartnership.org to make special arrangements for a drop off or a pick up. We do give receipts for donations if you want to claim them on your taxes.
- 9/5 Saturday noon to 4 pm
- 9/6 Sunday noon to 4 pm
- 9/8 Tuesday 7 pm to 9 pm
Be sure to shop at the garage sale as well! All funds raised will go to support the Event Horizon space and our programs, clubs, and outreach.
Event: Edutainment video discussion
Friday, September 11 | 7 p.m. | Event Horizon at 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis
Watch and discuss a curated collection of videos on the subject of Language this month.
Event: Figure drawing salon
Monday, September 21 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.| Event Horizon at 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis
The GPS Arts Initiative hosts a monthly 3-hour figure drawing salon on the 3rd Monday of every month. The session includes short, medium and long poses. There is a nominal fee ($5-$10) to help defray the cost of models and other outlays. If you have any questions, email arts @ geekpartnership.org.
Note: Unless noted otherwise, most events are held at Event Horizon, our community center in the Waterbury Building (intersection of Central and Broadway) in NE Minneapolis, at 1121 Jackson St NE. We have a Main Hall (room 107), Classroom (room…
Upcoming Community Events
OdysseyConDate: April 28, 2017, 12:00 am - 11:59 pmLocation: Madison, WI, USA
Omegacon SpringDate: April 28, 2017, 12:00 am - 11:59 pmLocation: The Lodge At Crooked Lake Hotel, 24271 WI-35, Siren, WI 54872, USA
107 - Harisen Daiko RehearsalDate: May 1, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
107 - Private eventDate: May 2, 2017, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
"Kotatsu" Meetup: FridleyDate: May 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmLocation: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 7520 University Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432, USA
106 - Geeks Read Meeting 2016 - MysteryDate: May 2, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmLocation: GPS - Geeks Read
106 - GPS Geek Reads Club GatheringDate: May 2, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmLocation: Event Horizon room 106, 1121 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413