Autumn 2011 Events

If you missed Twin Cities Public Television’s excellent 26-minute documentary “End-of-life Choices:Through History,” you can view it at

The section about the Minnesota Threshold Network begins with the narrator saying, “In the Twin Cities, one group is working to educate the public about a broad set of options available for end-of-lilfe planning, including home-based funerals, steeped in the traditions of the past.”

Under the main box, you can click on the photo of MTN member Heather Halen for a five-minute  description of her husband’s home funeral. This clip includes more of her interview than is featured in the television program, which will be rebroadcast in January.

Upcoming events:

Green cemetery tour at Prairie Oaks Memorial EcoGarden, Monday November 14 at 11:30 am. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. 8225 ArgentaTrail, Inver Grove Heights. For more information, visit

Meeting at the home of Linda Bergh,4315 Xerxes Av, Minneapolis 55410, Monday November 14 at 7pm. The film Griefwalker will be shown. This 70-minute documentary from the National Film Board of Canada features a Harvard-educated theologian and leader of a palliativecare counseling team at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital who has made it hislife’s mission to change the way we die. See a one-minute trailer at


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