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Firepit Friday Alert! May 18, 2022

Yep, the 3rd Friday of the month is almost upon us and that means it's time for us to gather round the firepit!


A big thank you to Freddy Sklenar who was a first time Firepit Friday host last month in Cottage Grove in what turned out to be the coldest April Firepit Friday on record. Freddy did a great job navigating that. He kept us warm and went above and beyond with some delicious eats.


This Friday we gather in Cedar Lake (Minneapolis) thanks to the generosity of our host Roger Miller! Looks to be a nice one weather wise so we're hoping for a good turnout. Only those who register receive all the details so if you plan to join us please sign up using this link: https://www.jackscaregiverco.org/firepitfriday.html


Next month we'll gather in Andover on June 17th thanks to our host Mark Mattson.


We're looking for hosts on the 3rd Friday of July, August, and September. If interested in learning more about what it means to host please email [email protected]


All our best,

Jack's Caregiver Coalition

Firepit Friday - Cottage Grove Edition, Presented by Minnesota Oncology April 11, 2022

Gents,


This Friday, April 15th from 6pm - 8pm, it's firepit time again. Last month we met at Kyle's place in Burnsville. This time Fred Sklenar is hosting us in Cottage Grove. Details for the gathering will be sent to those who register, to register click here: https://www.jackscaregiverco.org/firepitfriday.html


On May 20th we'll be in Golden Valley hosted by Andrés Para and on June 17th our host Mark Mattson will have us at his place in Andover. If you are interested in hosting July, August, or September please email [email protected]


On May 14th we're having a Fam Jam in Bloomington, a gathering that your whole family is welcome to participate in. To learn more and register please visit: https://www.jackscaregiverco.org/famjam.html


All our best,

Jack's Caregiver Coalition 

It's Almost Firepit Friday! Presented by Minnesota Oncology March 16, 2022

Guys,


A big thank you to our February Firepit host Aaron Hill who held the first ever "Fireplace" Friday as it was simply too cold and windy to hang outside. It was a warm crackling real fireplace too, we all had a delightful time thanks to Aaron's hospitality!


This Friday, March 18th, from 6pm-8pm we'll gather in Burnsville at our host Kyle Woody's home. Kyle might even do his best Joe Peterson impression and smoke some chicken wings! Details for the gathering will be sent only to those who register at: https://www.jackscaregiverco.org/firepitfriday.html


Currently our plan for future Firepit Friday gatherings is April 15th we'll gather in Cottage Grove thanks to our host Fred Sklenar. On May 20th Andrés Parra will host us in Golden Valley. And we'll gather in Andover on June 17th all thanks to the generosity of Mark Mattson!


If you're interested in hosting August - October please email [email protected]!


All our best,

Jack's Caregiver Coalition

Firepit Friday - Lake Elmo Edition! February 16, 2022

Hey guys,


We had a great Firepit Friday in January thanks to Patrick Triemert of Ham Lake. It takes a special guy to sign up for January, we are grateful for your hospitably Mr. Triemert! 


And now the time has come for us to gather around the firepit again. This time in Lake Elmo thanks to our host Aaron Hill. We hope you can join us this Friday, February 18th, at 6pm. Details for the gathering will be sent only to those who register. To register please use this link: https://www.jackscaregiverco.org/firepitfriday.html


And we're looking for hosts for March 18th, April 15th, and May 20th. If you are a member of Jack's and you are interested in hosting you simply need a firepit and the ability to get the fire started and keep it burning strong for 2 hours. Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested.


All our best,

Aaron and Kyle

Burnsville Firepit Friday, Presented by Minnesota Oncology December 13, 2021

Greetings Guys,


This Friday, December 17th, is another Firepit Friday, this time in Burnsville at Kyle Woody's home. Come hungry as he'll be serving up some home made chili, and please register if you're coming so he knows how much chili we'll need. Register at: https://www.jackscaregiverco.org/firepitfriday.html


And we're looking for a volunteer to host our January 21st, 2022 Firepit Friday, if interested please email: [email protected] In February we'll be hosted by Aaron Hill at his home in Lake Elmo on February 18th. Thank you for hosting Aaron!


All our best,

Jack's Caregiver Coalition

Firepit Friday - Savage Edition, Presented by Minnesota Oncology November 12, 2021

Greetings Firepit Friday-ers!

Next Friday, November 19th from 6pm - 8pm, it's time for the first ever Savage Edition of Firepit Friday thanks to our generous host Richard Anderson. Rich lost his wife Alison earlier this month (on November 6th) so please join us and show him some love! Event details will be sent only to those who register, to sign up please click here


If you'd like to volunteer to host Firepit Friday on December 17th or January 21st, please shoot Kyle Woody an email: [email protected]


Lastly, here's our program event calendar with plenty more opportunities to connect. 


All our best,

Jack's Caregiver Coalition

Firepit Friday - Andover Edition! October 13, 2021

Greetings Firepit Friday-ers!

This Friday, October 15th from 6pm - 8pm, it's time for the Andover Edition of Firepit Friday thanks to our generous host Mr. Mark Mattson. Event details will be sent only to those who register, to sign up please click here


Mark your calendars for the Savage Edition of Firepit Friday on November 19th, made possible by our generous host Mr. Rich Anderson! If you'd like to volunteer to host Firepit Friday on December 17th or January 21st, please shoot Kyle Woody an email: [email protected]


Lastly, here's our program event calendar with plenty more opportunities to connect. 


All our best,

Jack's Caregiver Coalition

Firepit Friday August 17, 2021

Greetings Firepit Friday-ers!

This Friday, August 20th from 6pm - 8pm, it's time for the Burnsville edition of Firepit Friday thanks to our host Kyle Woody. Depending on the weather we may not actually have a fire, but we promise a great time will still be had by all!


Event details will be sent only to those who register, to sign up please click here. We have lots of opportunities for you to host future Firepit Fridays, if you're interested please let us know.


Here's our program event calendar with plenty more opportunities to connect. And don't forget to mark your calendars for our annual fall fundraiser Cold Ones 4 Caregivers on Saturday September 18th!


All our best,

Jack's Caregiver Coalition

Firepit Friday - St. Paul Edition June 14, 2021

Greetings Firepit Friday-ers!

This Friday, June 18th from 6pm - 8pm, it's time for the St. Paul edition of Firepit Friday thanks to our generous host Mr. Alan Christensen. Event details will be sent only to those who register, to sign up please click here. We have an opportunity for you to host July's Firepit Friday, if you are able and interested in hosting Friday July 16th, please let us know! 


Here's our program event calendar with plenty more opportunities to connect. And don't forget to mark your calendars for our Guided Fishing outing on Lake Minnetonka on Sunday morning August 22nd and our annual fall fundraiser Cold Ones 4 Caregivers on Saturday September 18th!


All our best,

Alan & Kyle

Firepit Friday - Ham Lake Edition May 18, 2021

Great morning Firepit Friday-ers!

This Friday, May 21st from 6pm - 8pm, it's time for the Ham Lake edition of Firepit Friday thanks to our generous host Mr. Patrick Triemert. Event details will be sent only to those who register, to sign up please click here.


In June, on Friday the 16th, we'll gather in St. Paul thanks to our host Mr. Alan Christensen.


And in case you can't join us here's our program event calendar with plenty more opportunities to connect (tank driving and pinball, just to name a few). And don't forget to mark your calendars for our Guided Fishing outing on Lake Minnetonka on Sunday August 22nd!


All our best,

Kyle, Patrick, and Alan

Firepit Friday - Shakopee Edition April 13, 2021

Great morning Firepit Friday-ers!


This Friday, April 16th from 6pm - 8pm, we present the Shakopee edition thanks to our generous host Mr. Tom Scott. Here's a link to a blog we did featuring Tom in case you'd like to learn more about him prior to hangin' at his firepit. Event details will be sent only to those who register, to sign up please click here.


And in case you can't join us here's our program event calendar with plenty more opportunities to connect (poetry, pinball, and trank driving just to name a few).


All our best,

Tom & Kyle

Firepit Friday, Golden Valley Edition March 15, 2021

Gents,

For those that couldn't make it to our February Firepit Friday gathering at Pete Young's place last month, it was awesome. A HUGE fire and hot chocolate in a crock pot both helped us easily hande the frigid weather. We are grateful Pete!

This Friday, March 19th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm our host is Andrés Parra of Golden Valley! While his fire won't be as big as Pete's (he'd probably be arrested!) we promise he will be a fabulous host just like he always been for our community.

Only those registered will receive an email with all the details needed to participate. To register please visit our program event website by clicking here.

All our best,
Andrés & Kyle

Firepit Friday Tomorrow! February 18, 2021

Gents!

Firepit Friday is almost here again, and looks like it'll be a balmy 18 degrees!

Tomorrow we're gathering at 6:00 pm Pete Young's place for our first official event ever outside of Minnesota. New Richmond, Wisconsin! It's about 25 minutes North East of Hudson to give some idea of what the drive might be like for you.

Here's the event page if you want to learn more. If you plan to join us PLEASE register on that page or simply reply to this email that you're coming. We will be sending the exact address and details later today only to those who indicate they're coming.

All our best,
Pete & Kyle

Firepit Friday, Brooklyn Park Edition - Tomorrow January 14, 2021

Hey guys! Firepit Friday is almost here!!!

We're watching the weather closely, but for now our plan is still on to meet tomorrow at 6 pm at our host Chris Meulener's home in Brooklyn Park.

If you haven't signed up and intend to join us please reply to this email so we will know who all should receive the event details via email. And here's the event page to learn more and register.

All our best,
Kyle & Chris