Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Victory Memorial Drive
Address: 34th Ave and Xerxes Ave N
Charanga Tropical is a nine-piece salsa ensemble that performs classic and modern salsa music. Performing with the unique Cuban "charanga" instrumentation that includes violins and flute, the group presents a sound that is harmonically rich and infectiously rhythmic, inspiring visions mojitos and Caribbean sunsets. Featuring musicians from throughout the Americas, this band knows how to fill a dance floor and start a party!
Monday, July 27, 2009
|Date:||Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009|
|Time:||7:30 am - 3 pm (on-site registration opens at 6:30 am)|
|Participants begin the tour between 7:30am and 9:00am with staggered start times. The parkways are closed for the event and segments will re-open at designated times, with the entire course re-opened to traffic at 2:30pm.|
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation present the Third Annual Minneapolis Bike Tour, presented by Toyota! Parkways and roadways along the 14 and 37 mile routes will be closed to motorized traffic. The routes include rest stops with refreshments and bike mechanics.
Both routes begin and end at the Parade Field located at 400 Kenwood Parkway in Minneapolis. The long course spans the entire scenic Grand Rounds Byway System, showcasing several Minneapolis lakes, and traveling along the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek. The short course offers a circuit around Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet.
The Minneapolis Bike Tour provides individuals and families the opportunity to enjoy Minneapolis’ spectacular park and byway systems at their own pace, unhindered by motorized traffic. Proceeds benefit Minneapolis Parks Foundation to support and enhance the Minneapolis park system.
The Nonprofits Assistance Fund provides ongoing low-cost workshops on financial management. The Finance Fundamentals workshops are perfect for those new to nonprofits or for board members, program managers, administrative staff, and executive directors looking for a financial refresher. Take Fundamentals of Budgeting and Fundamentals of Financial Management for a comprehensive overview of nonprofit finance.
Presenting Financial Reports to the Board
Date: August 18, 2009
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Nonprofits Assistance Fund Office
Address: 2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 210
Your board of directors has ultimate fiscal responsibility for your organization. This workshop will help you work with them more effectively.
- Learn how to evaluate your board's financial capacity and teach board members about nonprofit finance
- Discuss how to improve the flow of financial information between staff and board Explore different report formats
- Learn to write effective narratives
Click link below to register:
Budget less than $1.5 million Price: $45.00
Budget $1.5 million or greater Price: $65.00
For-profit Price: $90.00
Financial Management Network: Preparing Grant Budgets
Date: August 26, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Nonprofits Assistance Fund Office
Address: 2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 210
Nonprofits thrive when they have healthy professional networks. Join us for Nonprofits Assistance Fund's Financial Management Network at our office in Minneapolis on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Our discussion runs from noon until 1:00pm - although you are welcome to stay later to continue to network or explore specific questions with our knowledgeable staff.
The gatherings are free, and open to anyone with an interest in the topic at hand. RSVP is not required. Just bring your lunch, your business cards, and your ideas.
Fundamentals of Budgeting
Date: September 22, 2009
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Nonprofits Assistance Fund Office
Address: 2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 210
This workshop is a practical introduction to the annual budgeting process.
Click link below to register:
- Discuss roles and responsibilities
- Understand program and project budgets
- Learn about cash flow projections
Budget less than $1.5 million Price: $45.00
Budget $1.5 million or greater Price: $65.00
For-profit Price: $90.00
Address: 2801 21st Ave. S., Suite 210, Minneapolis, 55407
Fee: $35 for MCN Members/$50 for Nonmembers
Website: Nonprofits Assistance Fund Events
PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND STRATEGIES
What will we do if/when things don't go according to plan? The turbulent economy is making accurate budgeting and cash flow planning increasingly difficult for nonprofit leaders.
Nonprofits Assistance Fund and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits are partnering to offer Planning for and Managing Uncertainty, a timely financial management training at various locations around the state. Michael Anderson, a trainer and loan officer, will deliver this workshop that addresses the principles of scenario planning and forecasting based on organizational structure.
About the Workshop
By stepping through scenario budget planning tools, participants will understand the questions to ask and triggers to implement different approaches. The session will incorporate effective cash flow projections as well. The tools and strategies discussed will prepare leaders to adapt to changing circumstances while minimizing negative impact and sustaining your mission. While based upon universally applicable principles, the session's content will be particularly beneficial to executive directors and finance managers of small- to mid-sized nonprofits. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their organizational budgets and cash flow projections and to share ideas with their peers during the session.
Participants will receive a budget scenario template and a cash flow projection template to work with during the session.
This is a two-hour workshop, but you are invited to bring your own financials and stay afterwards with any questions you might have.
Register online with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits at http://www.mncn.org/event_management.htm#FinMgt
Also offered Thursday, August 27, in St. Paul in the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Conference Room, 2314 University Ave W, Suite 20
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Elliot Park multi-purpose room
Address: 1000 14th St E
url: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - News & Events
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board continues its series of holding the first regular meeting of the month in the parks with the Wednesday, Aug. 5, meeting at the Elliot Park multi-purpose room, 1000 14th St. E (612-370-4772).
The regular meeting begins at 5 p.m., followed by a listening session at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will resume after the listening session. The public is invited to share their priorities for park programs and services at the listening session. The MPRB is seeking responses to the following questions:
- Which programs, services and/or infrastructure do the public most value in the Minneapolis park and recreation system?
- Of the activities they enjoy, what opportunities does the public see for cost savings or revenue generating?
This information, along with the MPRB’s Comprehensive Plan, will help guide development of the MPRB’s 2010 budget. The 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan, which was based on broad community outreach and research, outlines the MPRB’s values, visions and goals. A copy of the plan is available at www.minneapolisparks.org - Quick Links - Comprehensive Plan.
The Listening Sessions are one of a variety of methods the MPRB will use in 2009 to continue gathering information on the public’s priorities for park programs and services. An online survey is available through Oct. 7 at www.minneapolisparks.org- Surveys (left navigation).
Prior to the Aug. 5 meeting, a tour of the park will be held. The public is invited on the tour, which includes a history of the park, an overview of recent improvements and future capital needs of the park and building.
Live broadcast of the Aug. 5 meeting is not available. Audio will be posted within 48 hours and video within seven days. These recordings are made possible through the generosity of the Institute of Production and Recording.
The second regular meeting on Aug. 19 will be held as usual in the board room at MPRB headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis.
Agendas for all MPRB regular board meetings, including the meetings in the parks, are available online at www.minneapolisparks.org the Friday before the meetings.
The other meetings in the parks are:
Folwell Park gym
1615 Dowling Ave N
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Pearl Park gym
414 E. Diamond Lake Rd
Public Information and Marketing Manager
“This is a once-in-a-generation renewal of our neighborhood library," said Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, 4th District. "When construction is completed, we will all be able to use a new, up-to-date, environmentally-sensitive facility that will be a refuge and a resource for kids and seniors and everybody in between.”
While the Nokomis Library is closed, customers are encouraged to visit any of the nearby Hennepin County libraries, including East Lake (2727 E Lake St, Minneapolis), Roosevelt (4026 28th Ave S, Minneapolis), Southdale (7001 York Ave S, Edina), and Washburn (5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis).
In planning for the renovated library, the Nokomis Library Advisory Team, which consists of members of the community, provided essential feedback on what the community wants in a library.
More than 4,300 square feet will be added to the library's main level. There will be a multi-purpose space on the main level for storytimes, library programs, community meetings, and other needs. Customers will see a refreshed collection and will have access to more public computers in the renovated library.
Energy conservation and sustainable features will be at the forefront of this green design development. Sustainable features will include maximizing daylight with window design, building a geothermal well for heating and cooling the library, and creating a rainwater garden with native plantings.
Also integral to the design are walking and biking paths and bike racks to give neighbors easy access to the library.
An open house to kick off the renovation is planned sometime this fall -- details will be available later this summer.
The Nokomis Library was built in 1968 to serve the Nokomis East neighborhoods of Minneapolis. It currently is 13,326 square feet on two levels. Architect for the renovation project is KKE Architects, Inc.
If you have questions about the Nokomis Library construction project, contact Capital Projects Manager Lois Lenroot-Ernt at 952-847-8628 or email@example.com
LIFELONG LEARNING VIA HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY
Hennepin County Library is nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. The 41-library system serves 1.1 million residents in Hennepin County and offers more than 5 million books, CDs and DVDs, materials in more than 40 languages and 1,750 public computers. The library’s award-winning website, www.hclib.org, receives more than 1 million visits each month. The library is a service of Hennepin County.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mikro Kodesh Synagogue
Address: 1000 Oliver Ave N
Guide: JHSUM Staff and Volunteers
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, this walking tour highlights some of the gathering places of North Mpls’ Jewish community in the early- and mid-20th century. Visit a neighborhood with three synagogues, the Emmanuel Cohen Community Center, and the Jewish Shelter Home for Children. Learn about the architectural history and the communities that have gathered here.
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: one block east of 54th and Upton Ave S Address: 2606 Cromwell Court
Guide: Richard Kronick
Red Cedar Lane is one of the most beautiful secrets in the Twin Cities. Laid out in 1904 by architect John Jager, red cedars were planted all over the area and now form a luxuriant canopy making the street seem like an outdoor room. The area has Jager’s own Arts & Crafts style house and several houses designed in the 1920s and ’30s by William Gray Purcell/Frederick Strauel. The tour begins with a short slide lecture to introduce these designers and their architecture.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Grain Belt Brewery
Address: 1220 Marshall Street NE
Visit the historic Grain Belt Brewery and experience some of the most stunning vistas of the city. Discover the history of this Northeast landmark, which produced its first beer in the 1893. Hear the story behind the rise of Grain Belt beer, the slow decline of this 19th century industrial complex and its innovative and award-winning rehabilitation.
|Date:||Saturday, August 8|
|Time:||5:00 to 10:00 p.m.|
|Address:||1328 W 58th St|
Music on the Borton Volvo Stage:
- Sound Cannon: Adam Levy's All Star Soul, Funk and Rock Dance Party
an all-new band name for our family-friendly festival.
- The Auto Body Experience.
- Crowd Control.
- Famous Dave's BBQ;
- Liberty Custard;
- Roasted Corn and Hotdogs;
- Sno -cones;
- Starbuck's Iced Tea (free!)
- Bounce Tent;
- Face Painting and Crazy Hari;
- Sandy Candy (edible art);
- Family-style games like tug-of-war, limbo and hul hoop contests and relay races.
|Date:||August 8 and 9|
|Time:||Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Address:||3400 15th Ave S|
Powderhorn Art Fair Celebrates Art And Community!
Powderhorn Art Fair is a unique collaboration between the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
The art fair profits are used to pay for programs at Powderhorn Park, such as a new teen center, a pottery kiln, a photography lab and a sound recording studio.
Set in this pastoral, 66 acre city park, one hundred eighty Main Exhibitors of varied disciplines and styles from across the country circle around the tree-lined, picturesque Powderhorn Lake. Other exhibitors include a Community Showcase and Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area.
Powderhorn Art Fair is also part of Minneapolis Arts Weekend. Powderhorn Art Fair, the Metris Uptown Art Fair and Loring Park Art Fair all exhibit simultaneously and will be connected with the Target Art Hop, a free bus service, for art lovers to enjoy a variety of artists, locations and cultures that nourish Minneapolis neighborhoods.
|Date:||Thursday, August 6|
|Time:||5:30 to 8:00 p.m.|
|Address:||3435 36th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN|
Food! Games! Prizes! Entertainment! Family friendly! Health Fair with free health screenings. Did we mention CORN!
FFI Joanna 722-4529 x2 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Midtown Farmers Market
Address: E Lake St & 22nd Ave S
The 15th Annual Latino Family Resource Fair - La Feria, - a fun and informative family event for the Latino community in Minneapolis and the greater metropolitan area will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at the Midtown Farmers Market in south Minneapolis.
La Feria de Recursos Para La Familia Latina is free and open to the public, and features a wide range of useful information targeted to families in search of community resources. Free health screenings, information about healthy lifestyles, health insurance information, as well as legal and social service resources will be available to fairgoers.
More than 2,000 people are expected to enjoy a variety of family entertainment, live music, clowns and children’s activities. The annual event is being hosted by La Oportunidad, Inc., Metropolitan Health Plan and the Midtown Farmers Market. For more information on the Latino Family Resource Fair, contact Haley Buenzil, La Oportunidad, Inc. at (612) 872-6165 or Adrián Andrés, Metropolitan Health Plan at (612) 596-0721.
|Time:||11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Washburn Fair Oaks Park|
|Address:||200 E 24th St|
The annual Peace Games are held each August to celebrate the diverse cultures of Minneapolis. Children, youth and adults participate in cultural sports, learn new dances, make art projects from around the world, see exciting stage acts and enjoy ethnic snacks.
Past celebrations have featured Hmong Butterfly dancers, Filipino Tinikeling, Mexico Lindo dancers and African dancers. Activities have included India Henna Painting, Chinese Calligraphy (translating names into Chinese), soccer, Thai dancing, rugby and Kufi Hat making.
For information on the Peace Games please contact: Sherenia Gibbs 612-230-6496 or Heidi Pope 612-230-6474.
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bancroft Meadows
Address: 42nd Street and Bloomington
url:Bancroft Banner Summer 09.pdf
Celebrate Summer With Your Neighbors at the 3rd Annual Mid-SummerFestival Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 5–9 p.m.
- Free Ice Cream!
- Games and Activities for All Ages!
Bike Parade 6:30 p.m. Decorate your Bike, Wagon or Stroller
BYOP — Bring Your Own Picnic
Come Enjoy a Fun Summer Evening Outdoors!
Brought to you by the Bancroft Neighborhood Association For more information contact the Bancroft Neighborhood Association at email@example.com or call (612) 724-5313.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Time: Registration at 9:00 AM; Ride begins at 9:30
Location: Meet at Creekview Park
Address: 5001 Humboldt Ave N
Contact: SCNA at 763-561-1616
Feel the spirit of the "Tour de France". Dust off the seats, fill up the tires and the waterbottles, and strap on your helmets! Why should bikers five thousand miles away in the Tour de France have all the fun?
Our "Tour de Camden" is designed for all ages and is not intended to be a race but rather it is a fun leisurely bike tour through all seven neighborhoods in Camden. Bring your bike, your helmet, family and a notebook! You're sure to learn something new on this ride through the Camden Community. There will be both a short route and a longer route for those who are up for the adventure. Refreshments will be served at the end of the "Tour".
Location: Washburn Fair Oaks Park
Address: 200 E 24th St
In "Hotel for Dogs" Tweens transform an abandoned hotel into a home for strays. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on!
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Clinton Field Park
Address: 2433 Clinton Ave S
There will be free ice cream, games and a performance from Old Arizona! Community members of all ages are welcome!
Friday, July 17, 2009
As temperatures rise in the summer, everyone in Minneapolis needs to cool off – a lot – all at the same time, and that takes energy. Although we may not be seeing record-setting temperatures right now, July 17 is historically the hottest day of the year, and that’s typically our highest electrical use day. But this is precisely the time we need to consume less fuel. There are many ways to save energy without sacrificing comfort.
- Xcel Energy Saver’s Switch. If you qualify to sign up for Saver’s Switch with Xcel Energy, you’ll get a 15-percent discount on your home electricity charges from June through September each year you participate. A licensed electrician will install a small remote-controlled switch on the outside of your home near your central air conditioner. On hot, humid summer days – 10 to 15 days at most each year – Xcel Energy may activate Saver’s Switch. This cycles your air conditioner off and on at 15- to 20-minute intervals. Your furnace fan stays on, circulating already-cooled air throughout your home. You’ll stay cool and comfortable; most customers don’t even notice when Saver’s Switch is activated. Residential www.xcelenergy.com.
- Plant trees for shade. Deciduous trees – those that produce leaves in the spring and lose them in the fall – shade your house from the sun during summer but let it warm your house in winter. Shading your home could save up to 8 percent on cooling costs. Plant a deciduous tree on the south side of your house.
- Open windows on cool nights. On cool days and nights, turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Don’t open windows when the outside temperature is warmer than the inside of your house.
- Use a programmable thermostat. This device can save as much as 12 percent on cooling costs by automatically turning your cooling system up or down to coincide with your daily routine. For example, set your temperature to 85 degrees when you're away.
For more ideas on conserving energy, visit www.xcelenergy.com/mplsconserves.
To learn more about Minneapolis’ sustainability work, visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/sustainability.
Date: Saturday, July 18
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 11 am: Mold carving workshop
11 am: “In Flux” dedication
12 noon – 2 pm: Iron pour
Location: Jackson Square Park
Address: 23rd Ave and Jackson St NE
A spherical creation of art by metal sculpture artist James Brenner will be dedicated on Saturday, July 18 at the Jackson Square Park in NE Minneapolis. The artwork, In Flux, is constructed of layered steel plates, sculpted glass, and light.
Visitors, ages nine and above are invited to explore their creative side by making a simple piece of art to be cast in iron at a low-cost workshop being offered at the dedication. For $10, workshop participants will carve images in 6”x6” blocks of sand and have molten iron poured into the open molds. Participants can take their artwork home after the molds cool and are opened. The workshop is limited to 50 people.
The sculpture is a joint project by the City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places, Minneapolis Arts Commission, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, and Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association. For more information, contact Mary Altman, Art in Public Places, (612) 673-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
|Date:||Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9|
|Time:||Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This wonderful park, with formal garden, ponds, and 140 artists, makes an idyllic setting for art, music, food and entertainment!
- Minneapolis Institute of Arts sponsors the family art-making area
- Music and entertainment both days
- Art Hop shuttle service between 3 art fairs -- Three Fairs, No Fares!
Time: 5:30 to 8:30
Location: Pearl Park
Address: 414 E Diamond Lake Rd
It is that time of the year again--time to celebrate summer and community at the 18th Annual Picnic in the Park. The Picnic will be held at Pearl Park, 414 E. Diamond Lake Road, on July 30th, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. There will be some new features of the Picnic this year so be sure to come check it out!
The annual summer Picnic has been an important way for our neighborhood to come together at a big summer celebration. A special thank you goes to those groups that make the Picnic possible: the HPDL Community Association, PIRC (Pearl Improvement and Recreation Council), Pearl Park, and our sponsors--Fat Lorenzo’s, Kowalski’s Market, Mike’s Corner Store and The Urban Refuge Church.
The art fair will be part of the Picnic again this year. At the 2008 picnic, artists displayed jewelry, pottery, and paintings. If you are an artist or crafter and want to display your wares for sale at the Picnic, please contact HDPL at 612-824-7707 or email@example.com. The cost to rent space at a table is a donation of one door prize.
In a new Picnic event, the youth at the Pearl Park Rec Center will display their street art creations in the tennis court area. Be sure to check out this dynamic and fun art form. While there will again be carnival games for the littlest picnic-goers, the 2009 Picnic will feature a basketball challenge for older visitors. Finally, there will be a balloon sculptor at the picnic to entertain visitors of all ages!
A main attraction as always is the FOOD! Come enjoy pizza, hot dogs, burgers, and roasted sweet corn. There will also be ice cream, candy, pop and more! While you are enjoying all the tasty treats, Jam Factory Live will be providing musical entertainment.
Other attractions will include henna art and carnival games. Community groups, local businesses and churches will have booths set up at the Picnic and a safety tent will share important information.
Finally, as if there wasn’t enough fun already, door prizes will be announced throughout the Picnic. Keep one ear open for your ticket number!!
See you there…Picnic in the Park, Thursday, July 30th, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Pearl Park.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Location: Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station
Address: 8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park
Mattresses that would have ended up in landfills are now accepted for recycling at the Hennepin County Drop-Off Facility in Brooklyn Park for a fee of $15 per mattress or box spring.
The mattresses are taken apart and the materials separated for recycling at a PPL Industries facility. Hennepin County is the first to offer mattress recycling in the Twin Cities. There are only two other mattress recycling programs in the United States -- in Duluth, Minn., and Oakland, Calif.
A variety of parts, which equal 80 to 90 percent of a mattress’s weight, can be recycled or recovered. Steel springs are compacted, baled and made into new steel products. Cotton is recycled into a filtration media for oil filters used in large construction equipment. The foam padding and mattress cover are recycled into new foam products, such as carpet padding. Wood from the frame is burned for energy.
PPL Industries is initially collecting mattresses from Hennepin County and aims to expand collection to the entire metro area. They could eventually recover 40,000 mattresses or more each year from retailers; institutions such as hospitals, hotels and colleges; and waste disposal facilities.
Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Minneapolis City Council adopted the Lyn-Lake Small Area Plan on Friday, June 26, 2009.
The plan, designed with input from residents, businesses, and community leaders throughout the 12 month planning process, is a vision for the business center — focusing primarily on Lyndale Avenue between 26th Street and 31st Street and Lake Street between Bryant Avenue South and Blaisdell Avenue South. The plan builds upon the policy direction of The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth, the City’s comprehensive plan that guides development and growth.
The City, developers, and community organizations will use the plan to guide their own decision-making processes for future land use and development in the Lyn-Lake area. Highlights from the plan recommendations include:
- A future land use map and related recommendations that guide land use and design.
- The encouragement of uses that build a daytime population and support transit, such as office and residential development.
- Exploration of a possible historic district at the Lyn-Lake intersection.
- Guidance for the development of the City owned Garfield parking lot into a ramp lined with residential and commercial development.
- Continued enhancement of the Midtown Greenway area including the addition of more promenades, the creation of public spaces, and the redevelopment of 29th Street to include enhanced pedestrian amenities.
Additional information can be found at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/Lyn-Lake.asp
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: County Board Room, 24th Floor, Hennepin County Government Center
Address: 300 S 6th St
url: Public hearing on Shingle Creek-West Mississippi Watershed management plan
There will be a public hearing on a proposed major plan amendment to the Shingle Creek-West Mississippi Watershed management plan on Tuesday. Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the County Board Room on the 24th Floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. Sixth St., in downtown Minneapolis.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Time: 1:00 to 500 p.m.
Location: Nicollet Island Pavillion
Address: 40 Power St
You can celebrate Minneapolis’ global connections at the 2nd annual Minneapolis Sister Cities Day Celebration on Sunday, July 19. Enjoy free ice cream sundaes and native music, entertainment and arts from Minneapolis’ sister cities in Mexico, Kenya, China, Japan, Finland, Russia, Chile, France and Sweden.
The event is sponsored by Meet Minneapolis Global Partnership Program. Admission and parking are free. Folks can register for prizes including a two-night stay at the Hilton Minneapolis, tickets to the Guthrie Theater, Twins baseball tickets, museum admissions and dining certificates.
Minneapolis’ Sister Cities include Cuernavaca, Mexico; Eldoret, Kenya; Harbin, China; Ibaraki City, Japan; Kuopio, Finland; Novosibirsk, Russia; Santiago, Chile; Tours, France; and Uppsala, Sweden.
Sister Cities is an international program aimed at fostering people-to-people citizen diplomacy. Sister Cities promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation -- one individual, one community at a time. The International organization focuses on creating and strengthening partnerships between communities around four key themes: sustainable and economic development, arts and culture, youth and education, and humanitarian assistance.
Time: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lyndale Farmstead Park
This year's festival is on Saturday, July 18, 2009. This festival offers fun times and lasting memories for all ages. Join us for a day of great food, pony rides, inflatable rides, kids' games, classic auto show, business booths and live music all day long.
Held at Lyndale Farmstead Park, RoseFest starts at noon and ends at 8:00 pm. Specific times by event:
12-5pm: Classic Auto Show
12-8pm: Local Business Booths
12-8pm: Food & Beverages
1pm: Open Eye Figure Theatre, Driveway Tour Puppet Show "Little Grandpa's Big City Adventure"
2-5pm: Hula Hoop Workshop (all ages)
2-8pm: Live Music (4 local bands!)
6:30pm: Hula Hoop Performance
What will make RoseFest an event that will add to the fabric of our shared experience as a community is neighbors working together to make it happen. Aside from actually attending the festival, there are so many other important ways to participate. To make this event a success we all need to work together. The individual time commitment is small and yet the effort we put in by working together will guarantee years of fond memories. To volunteer for an hour or two between 11:30 - 8:30 pm on Sat., July 18, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-824-9350.
Amigo Service Center & Shell Rapid Oil Change
The Chair Salon
Hornstein Volunteer Committee
Keljiks Oriental Rug Cleaners, Inc.
Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association
Sky / Sotheby’s
Sports Star Photography
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bohanon Park
Bring the family, lawn chairs, or just blankets to the outdoor movie at Bohanon Park of “Madagascar" This free movie starts at dusk. Refreshments will be sold. Be watching for upcoming summer movies in this newsletter or check out our website at www.lindbohanon.org.
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Location: Garden maps available at 3400 Queen Avenue North
Contact: Cleveland Neighborhood Association at 612-588-1155.
This year we are featuring rain gardens. Come see what your neighbors are doing to help the environment!
This event provides a great opportunity to get to know others in our neighborhood and to get ideas for your own landscaping designs. Because many of the hosts are available during the tour, this is a good time to ask "how-to" questions and find out how easy it is to get started.
Typically, the tour has between 10 and 15 gardens. Please consider being a host or going on the tour this year. Register by July 9 to have your home on the tour. Fill out the form and e-mail to email@example.com.
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
Location: The Warren
Address: 4400 Osseo Road -- near 44th & Penn
Contact: Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) at 612-529-9558
The Camden Farmer's Market, returns for its second year with a Grand (Re-)Opening on Thursday July 9. The market will be open for the duration of the season every Thursday from 3-7 pm at the Warren, 4400 Osseo Road. 4 farmers will be selling fresh, locally grown vegetables, herbs and flowers. This year the Market will be offering "Best of Market", boxes containing a few of each of the vegetables available that week for one low price. We will also be collecting recipes that use the produce available at the market* and make them available free to those who frequent the Camden Farmer's Market. The market is hosted by The Warren and sponsored by the Victory Neighborhood Association.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Everyone who lives in Minneapolis gets clean, safe water right from their own faucets. However, residents may not realize that choosing tap water has significant environmental benefits.
Tap water gets to Minneapolis homes and businesses through a network of water mains. We draw our water supply from the Mississippi River. This water goes to one of our two water facilities where it is cleaned and treated before it goes into the mains for all customers to use. Because there’s no need for trucking or shipping, there’s no unnecessary burning of fossil fuels to get that water to you.
Bottled water, on the other hand, often originates hundreds, sometimes thousands, of miles away. The water is bottled at a factory, boxed up, and shipped to stores around the country and the world. A lot of oil and gas is consumed just getting something as basic as drinking water to customers.
Water bottles are intended to be used only once. After the water is consumed, the bottles get thrown out and end up in landfills or incinerators. Even if recycled, there’s some energy wasted in the process. In addition, the shipping process means lots of unnecessary packaging material that ends up in the trash.
To find out more about why Minneapolis tap water is a smart environmental choice, visit the Tap Minneapolis Web site at www.tapmpls.com. You can also take an online pledge to choose Minneapolis tap.
Location: Mueller Park
Address: 2501 Bryant Ave S
Come join the neighborhood, Maud Hart Lovelace Society (MHLS), Minneapolis Park Board, and other dignitaries to dedicate a memorial to world-renowned Minnesota author Maud Hart Lovelace.
This exciting and unique historical event will take place rain or shine in Mueller Park on Tuesday, July 21. Special surprises are planned; activities begin at noon by the wading pool.
Though the park is now the reality, the former site of the home at West 25th Street where Maud and her family and sisters set down roots in the early 1900s will be commemorated that day.
Tours of the streets and sidewalks where the Harts walked and played will be taking place earlier in the morning led by MHLS members. It is not too late to register for the Walk on the Maud Side tour and festivities which will start at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lowry Hill.
Attend and be a part of Lowry Hill East history with us!
Monday, July 6, 2009
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking an energetic, organized person to be LNA’s Office Coordinator/Bookkeeper.
This is a new position for the organization. The Office Coordinator/Bookkeeper will play an important role in supporting LNA’s work to create a safe, vibrant, sustainable community. The primary responsibilities for this position are to conduct the organization’s bookkeeping, coordinate LNA’s communications activities, support LNA’s program staff ion their work, and coordinate LNA’s office activities.
This is a part-time, exempt position that requires occasional evenings and weekend work. This is a 20 hour per week, Monday through Friday position, with occasional extra hours as needed and approved by supervisor.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association
3537 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
For additional information, contact Mark Hinds at 612.824.9402 x 16, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: North Community YMCA
Address: 1711 W. Broadway, Minneapolis
Contact: Jay Clark at 625-2513
The Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing is offering in-depth training for neighborhood volunteers.
The training gives participants the opportunity to get individual direct hands-on help for specific neighborhood projects. Do you need to get more people involved in your organization? Raise funds for a project? Clean up a problem property or close down a drug house? Organize a well-run and energized neighborhood meeting? Do outreach to immigrants in your community? You can get help for your project at this training.
This in-depth training is designed to help volunteers learn organizing fundamentals and apply them effectively to their community groups. The training combines comprehensive coverage of organizing basics, trainings individually tailored to the individual needs of each volunteer and group, long-term follow-through, and group support from fellow neighborhood volunteers.
The training will take place once a week on Wednesdays for two hours for five weeks. The first topic will be RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS. Other topics will be chosen by the participants and can include such areas as:
- Leadership development
- Issues identification
- Grassroots and foundation fundraising
- Organizing under-represented groups
- Running effective meetings
- Media and communication
North Community YMCA
1711 W. Broadway, Minneapolis
If you are interested in participating, or have questions, call Jay Clark at 625-2513. TRAINING IS FREE.
Minnesota Center For Neighborhood Organizing
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
On June 5, notice of the proposed Consolidated Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Plan was sent out to all neighborhood groups for review and comment. The proposed TIF Plan is posted on the City's Web site at:
We have now developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address many of the questions that have been raised as a part of that review. The FAQ can be found here on the City's Web site:
If you have additional questions that are not included in the FAQ, please let me know and we will work to get them answered and included in the document.
Also, please remember that the public hearing on the proposed Consolidated TIF District Plan is at the City Council's Community Development Committee on Tuesday, July 21 at 1:30 pm in Room 317 City Hall. If you would like for your comments to be distributed to the Committee prior to the public hearing, please submit those comments to Jeff Streder, Director, Development Finance (Jeffrey.Streder@ci.minneapolis.mn.us) by Monday, July 20.
Senior NRP/Citizen Participation Specialist
City of Minneapolis, Finance Department
Development Finance Division
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 673-5212 (fax)
Construction could begin fall 2009 The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) developed a Master Plan for improvements at Theodore Wirth Park in 1980. In 2002, the MPRB convened an appointed Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to further refine improvements for the Beach Area of the park. That schematic plan was approved by the Board of Commissioners in 2003. The schematic plan has been recently updated to reflect current and new uses of the site and influences of the 2007 MPRB Comprehensive Plan for the entire organization. Park staff will share the updated Schematic Plan at an Informational Open House scheduled for:
CONTACT: Andrea Weber, Landscape Architect and Project Manager 612-230-6466 email@example.com Emily Ero-Phillips, River District Planner 612-230-6468 firstname.lastname@example.org