3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
|Where:||The Warren: An Artist's Habitat|
4400 Osseo Road
Monday, June 28, 2010
The Heritage Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) is a relatively new neighborhood organization on the Near Northside of Minneapolis, just west of the new Twins Stadium near Highway 94 and Olson Highway. We are looking for an experienced community organizer who is interested in working part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) to help support the board and neighborhood leaders as we work together to get the community organized and strengthen our neighborhood.
Job Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Work with and support the HPNA Board and its committees
- Identify, train and develop leadership within the neighborhood
- Work with residents to coordinate neighborhood events
- Act as liaison with other organizations, including the City of Minneapolis
- Write grants and help HPNA secure other resources for staffing and programs
- Responsible for outreach and communications – create flyers and community calendar, write letters, and help maintain the HPNA website
- Minimum 3 years experience working as a community organizer
- Experience working with diverse cultures
- Ability to work with residents to identify issues in the community and then work with them to identify and implement solutions
- Good listener and strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing
- Energetic self starter who can work independently
- Team player who is trustworthy, good at follow through, and open to ideas, criticisms and suggestion
- Basic computer skills
- Grant writing experience
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends
1000 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Friday, June 18, 2010
To view the Council Action go to: Minneapolis City Council Agenda - Friday, June 18, 2010 under "Community Development" item #7.
To view the result of this approval by neighborhood click on the link below and find the final allocations in the right-hand column on the chart.Final Phase II Neighborhood Allocations
|When:||Saturday, June 19|
|Where:||Throughout St Anthony West neighborhood|
|What:||Wedge/LHENA 40th Anniversary Celebration and Ice Cream Social|
|When:||Saturday, June 19|
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Bryant Ave S & W 25th St
They formed the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA), one of the first grassroots neighborhood associations to organize in Minneapolis, which in turn set the precedent for many of the other 65 organizations currently in existence.
2010 will be marked by anniversary celebrations throughout the year. We hope to honor and recognize the major impact those residents and this organization have had both in our neighborhood and throughout the city.
Anyone who would like to volunteer for the planning committee is asked to contact either Kathy Kullberg at 612- 374-4456 or LHENA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-377-5023.
|What:||Walking tour of landscaped yards and gardens in CARAG.|
|Meet at Gigi's Cafe|
|Meet at Bryant Square Park|
|Meet at Dunn Bros (34th & Hennepin)|
Ever wanted a peek at your neighbor's fabulous yard? Now's your chance to get an up close and personal look at CARAG's most beautiful gardens. Come out for the CARAG Garden Tour walking tour to get ideas for your yard and meet other gardening enthusiasts.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
|When:||Thursdays starting June 17|
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
|Where:||Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church parking lot|
27th Ave and Johnson St
Last year, ANA began hosting the market as part of the Homegrown Minneapolis initiative. Homegrown Minneapolis is the City's effort to improve sales, distribution and consumption of fresh, locally grown foods to positively impact the health, food security, economy and environment of our City and the surrounding region. Part of this initiative involves promoting establishment of "mini farmers' markets" throughout the City, particularly in neighborhoods that may not have easy access to fresh produce. These markets can have a maximum of five vendors and are exempt from certain licensing requirements that larger markets must follow. Last summer, the Audubon Farmers' Market had over 500 customers most weeks, making it the most successful mini farmers' market in the City.
|When:||Sundays through September 26|
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Where:||29th St between Lyndale Ave S and Dupont Ave S|
We are excited to invite you to our first Uptown Market of the season, this Sunday, June 20th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm! Bring your dad, bring your friends, and help us kick off the season with a bang.
We are also thrilled to tell you that this year, the Market will be held WEEKLY. That's right, you'll find us Uptown on 29th Street every Sunday until September 26th. This season you'll find a large selection of produce vendors, so you can shop with us weekly and get fresh, locally grown produce for all your summer cooking needs. We'll also have some outstanding prepared foods, with the Magic Bus Cafe and the Chef Shack returning from last year, as well as some exciting newcomers like Foxy Falafel and Big River Pizza. So come hungry!
We're not just about food, of course, and we'll continue to have great offerings from artists, crafters and local organizations to mix up our selection and bring you something new every week. We hope you'll join us often.
So here's to the start of a great season together! See you Sunday!
|When:||Saturday, June 26|
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
|Where:||Nokomis East neighborhoods|
Spend a Super Saturday shopping to your heart’s content at the first-ever Nokomis East Neighborhood-wide Garage & Yard Sale on June 26. We hope you will benefit from the savings at more than 75 separate sales locations, all within the Nokomis East area.
This community-wide event covers the area south of Minnehaha Parkway and east of Cedar Ave. Starting on Thursday, June 24, you can pick up a map showing locations and listings of the types of items at the individual sales.
Find your map at the following businesses:
- 3-Tiers Bakery, 5011 34th Ave S
- Nokomis Beach Coffee, 4956 28th Ave S
- Nokomis Café, 5406 34th Ave S
- NENA office, 3000 E 50th St
More locations may be listed on our website if confirmed. Map out your route, or simply cruise the neighborhood for sales.
This is a rain-or-shine event, Saturday, June 26th, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Individual sellers may expand their hours or days.
All sale locations are run by their respective sellers, and are fully independant of NENA.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
|When:||Saturday, June 19|
Corcoran's annual Green Sweep event (also known as Clean Sweep) will happen on Saturday, June 19 this year, and volunteers and food are needed! Green Sweep helps Corcoran residents dispose of non- hazardous junk that cannot be reused, sold, or given away. The materials should be left at the alley and marked clearly. Green Sweep volunteers load these materials into trucks and haul them to the Southside Transfer Station. This year’s Green Sweep is made possible by the family and friends of Helen Lander. Helen passed away recently after living most of her life in the Corcoran neighborhood. Helen was a strong supporter of the annual Clean Sweep (aka Green Sweep) event, and as such the family made a generous gift to CNO to help make this project possible.
Please put your items out the night of Friday, June 18. The following items are okay to leave:
- Construction debris such as drywall, plaster, shingles, or wood. (Are you doing a major remodeling project? Please consider transporting your own debris. See below re. “vouchers.”)
- Scrap pieces of concrete, asphalt, brick, or rock.
- Scrap metal.
- Hazardous items such as left-over adhesives, fuels, paint, batteries, or fluorescent bulbs. Bring these to the free Hennepin County drop-off site at 1400 W. 96th St. in Bloomington. Call 348-3777 to learn more.
- Electronics such as radios, computers, or TVs. Bring them to the free Hennepin County site.
- Motor oil or filters. Several nearby locations accept these for free. Call 673-2917 to find a location.
- Yard waste. The City takes brush, leaves, and grass clippings on garbage day through mid-November. Call 673-2917 to learn more.
- Appliances or furniture. The City takes appliances and large items on garbage day. Mark them “for Solid Waste.” Call 673-2917 to learn more.
- Volunteers have a great time throwing around junk, helping neighbors, and meeting new people. Loading is physical work. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, and pants instead of shorts. We start at 8:00 am and try to finish by 3:00. We’ll provide breakfast and lunch. We also need several drivers, and a few old pickup trucks we can use (we’ll buy your gas).
- We also need an event receptionist to answer phones and we need food servers.
- We need food and beverages to feed our hungry volunteers! Can you help us out?
Please call Eric at CNO (612-724-7457) to sign up to help with Green Sweep. And if you plan to leave junk for the volunteer team, please consider joining them for an hour or two.
Other great resources:
- The ReUse Center retail store at 2801 21st Ave S takes donations of usable building materials such as doors, windows, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, flooring, and light fixtures. Their Deconstruction Services can help you disassemble large-scale donations such as kitchen cabinetry. Request a receipt for the fair market value of your donation, for use at tax time. Call 724-2608 to learn more.
- Savers at the Hi-Lake Shopping Center, Lake St & 22nd Ave, accepts donations of usable household goods and clothing. Call 729-9271.
- Any Minneapolis property owner can obtain a free voucher to deliver junk to the Transfer Station at 21st Ave and 29th Street (call 673-2917). Take advantage of this service if you’re doing a major remodeling project at your home.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
|Location:||29th Street between Lyndale Ave S. And Dupont Ave. S.|
|When:||Sundays, June 20th through September 26th|
11:00am - 5:00pm
Rain or Shine!
|Vendors:||Fine Art, Crafts, Jewelry, Produce, Prepared Foods|
On 29th Street, between Lyndale Ave. S. and Dupont, the Uptown Market is located in the heart of a unique cultural center and easily accessible by public transportation as well as the Greenway. Think green. Think local.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
But why wait? Our permanent drop-off facilities are open year round and accept all your problem wastes, including hazardous waste, electronics, appliances, automotive wastes, and more!
The following events are scheduled for 2010. Events will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the following dates and locations:
- Saturday, June 19
2250 Garfield St NE, Minneapolis
- Saturday, July 10
Jenny Lind School
5025 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis
- Saturday, July 24
Phillips Community Center
2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis
- Saturday, July 31
Anne Sullivan School
3100 East 28th Street, Minneapolis
- Saturday, August 7
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
4120 17th Ave. S, Minneapolis
- Saturday, October 9
Minneapolis Park Board Southside Operations Center
3800 Bryant Ave. S, Minneapolis
Materials accepted at Minneapolis neighborhood collection events
Materials are accepted from households only. Businesses must manage their waste properly; see the A to Z How-to-Get-Rid-of-It Guide for more information.Household, Lawn and Garden Products:
- Adhesives (flammable or petroleum based)
- Aerosols (pressurized or containing product)
- Drain cleaner
- Driveway sealer
- Fire extinguishers
- Flammable products
- Gas cylinders - propane less than 40 lbs.; specialty gases less than 59 lbs. will be evaluated; some may not be accepted due to management restrictions
- Paint (limit three 5-gallon pails)
- Paint thinners, solvents and strippers
- Pesticides, insecticides and herbicides
- Photographic and hobby chemicals
- Pool chemicals
- Rechargeable tools
- Wood preservatives
- Fluorescent bulbs and HID lamps (limit 25)
Auto and Fuel Wastes
- Diesel fuel
- Fuel additives
- Gasoline (containers will not be returned)
- Starter fluid
No motor oil
- Garbage (food waste, furniture, carpet, lumber, empty paint cans, etc.)
- Gas cylinders - propane greater than 40 lbs.; gases requiring special management and all gases greater than 59 lbs.
- Medical or infectious wastes
- Motor oil and filters* (Find additional motor oil recycling options at Earth911.com)
- Radioactive wastes (i.e. smoke detectors)
- Recyclables (scrap metal, paper, cardboard, cans and bottles, etc.)*
- Vehicle lead-acid batteries*
*Accepted at the county's permanent drop-off facilities. Fees may apply on certain items.
|When:||Tuesday, August 3, 2010|
The City of Minneapolis asks that you register your event, even if you are not blocking your street. It is easy to do and helps us to track the success of National Night Out. Information is available on the Minneapolis National Night Out site www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/nno and registration is easy. If you want to close your street for your event, street closure is free if you apply by July 14. You need permission of 75 percent of your neighbors to be approved for street closure. Have their names and addresses (signatures not needed) when you apply. You can also register your event and apply for street closure by calling 311 (or 612-673-3000).
|Comments Due to NRP June 18 on 27-item Draft Transition Plan|
|Due Date:||Friday June 18, 2010|
Crown Roller Mill Suite 425
105 5th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Background: On September 26, 2008 the Minneapolis City Council adopted the “Framework for the Future” of community engagement in the City of Minneapolis. The“Framework” established a new City Department of Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR), created a Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC), and initiated the effort to place the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) under the control of the new City department.
As part of the City’s 2010 budget approval process the City Council adopted a resolution on December 18, 2009 directing that the NCR and NRP Directors “work together to develop and implement a plan to bring the administrative functions of the NRP program into the NCR Department by December 31, 2010”. To accomplish this desire, and to try to ensure that a practical and responsible plan was proposed, NRP Director Bob Miller worked with NCR Director David Rubedor to develop a draft plan for “Collaboration, Cooperation and Consolidation.” The plan addresses the future administration of NRP and its resources and describes a proposed approach to moving many of the administrative functions currently performed by NRP and its staff to NCR.
The draft plan was introduced at the NRP Policy Board meeting on April 26 and sent out for review and comment to neighborhood leaders and organizations on April 28. The plan includes 27 action steps, with timetables and responsibilities. It is NRP’s policy that “Neighborhoods have the right to be informed about and have a chance to comment on Policy Board discussion papers, amendments to existing policies, and potential new policies that will have a direct effect on neighborhoods and their NRP process.” Consistent with this policy the Board sent the draft plan for “Collaboration, Cooperation and Consolidation” between NRP and NCR to neighborhoods for their review and comment.
The Policy Board will consider the comments and begin their review of the proposed plan at their meeting on June 28.
In his letter transmitting the plan for review and comment, NRP Policy Board Chair Ken Kelash stated: “The purpose of this plan development effort was to provide a practical and responsible plan for consolidating the administrative functions of NRP and NCR, as appropriate, in time frames that would maximize the potential for success while recognizing and honoring the distinct authorities and responsibilities of both programs.”
Some of the major steps in the Plan include: the use of NRP staff to help NCR develop its neighborhood program, job descriptions for NCR neighborhood staff that include the ability to perform the NRP plan development and support functions for NRP Phase I and II, the transfer of auditing and insurance management functions from NRP to NCR and continued reductions in the level of NRP staff. NRP has reduced its staff complement from 25 FTE in 1995 to 8 in 2010. Neighborhood Specialist Robert Thompson has been detailed to help the new department and is splitting his time between NRP and NCR.The full draft plan can be found on NRP’s website (www.nrp.org).
To learn more about environmentally-friendly landscaping, visit Hennepin County’s sustainable landscaping web page. It includes an “earth-friendly home landscaping guide,” earth-friendly lawn care tips, and much more to help you get started.
In Minneapolis, sustainable landscaping is encouraged as part of the effort to improve our environment. Many City properties use native plantings and grasses in their landscaping, including the City Hall and Target Center green roofs, as well as the new Hiawatha Public Works Maintenance Facility. Many residents throughout the city have successful, well-maintained eco-friendly landscaping that brings many benefits to the neighborhood.
Although an environmentally-friendly landscape can save you time and money, it is not a “no-maintenance” landscape. It’s important to maintain it as you would any other kind of lawn. This means it needs to be cared for so weeds don’t spread on your property or to your neighbors’ yards.
Minneapolis enforces property and livability standards throughout the city, and that includes making sure lawns are trimmed and maintained. If a property is in violation, the City sends out a notice to allow property owners to fix the problem or call in to discuss the issue. Although there is an eight-inch height limit for traditional lawns, your native grasses and plantings are just fine as long at they’re weeded and taken care of.
Because it’s not always obvious that a yard is made up of non-traditional grasses, it’s a good idea to post a sign so your neighbors and City inspectors will understand the types of plantings you have. A sign will also help educate your neighbors about sustainable practices they may want to consider adopting. If your yard is not posted and you get a notice from the City, just call the number on the notice and let inspectors know about the type of lawn you have.
In addition to using sustainable landscaping on its own properties, the City of Minneapolis also provides incentives to residents to lessen their yard’s impact on the environment. Property owners can get stormwater utility fee credits for installing rain gardens and green roofs, and the City sponsors annual workshops on installing rain gardens.
For more information on Minneapolis’ sustainability work, visit the sustainability web page.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
|Where:||University Ave NE & 7th Ave NE|
- exclusively local and fresh produce
- organic beef and turkey
- fresh baked goods
- fresh flowers
- fresh berries in season
- salsa from Salsa de Jasinto
- egg rolls and fried rice from Asian the Best Foods
- local maple syrup from M. High Path Sugar Bush
- coffee from Public Coffee House
- photography from Shirley K. Doyle
- eye glass adjustments, and deals on new eyeglasses and lenses
- chiropractic care
- chair massage from Jennifer Pyper-Muno
- weekly guest vendors
- visits and discount tickets from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
- food, friends, and fun
The Northeast Farmers' Market directly connects local farmers and artisans with consumers. Our vendors only sell items that they themselves have grown, prepared, or crafted.
The Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm, June through the third weekend in October.
|When:||Wednesdays from June 16 to July 21|
Starts at 8:00 p.m.
|Where:||Stevens Square Park|
1801 Stevens Ave
|6/16/2010||The Neverending Story||MC/VL|
|6/23/2010||Best In Show||Buildings|
|6/30/2010||Dr. Strangelove||Phantom Tails|
|7/7/2010||The Birds||Vampire Hands|
|7/14/2010||Pee Wee's Big Adventure||Gay Witch Abortion|
|7/21/2010||An Entire Evening of Shorts|
by Local Filmmakers
Cinema and Civics wants to show your short film this summer in Stevens Park!Films 15 minutes or less in any genre wanted! Please submit your films to -
c/o Stevens Square Community Organization
1925 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
|When:||Saturday, June 12|
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Where:||Throughout Standish, Ericsson and Corcoran neighborhoods|
A free sales guide and map to all of the sales will be available from 8:45 to 5:00 on June 12 at the Midtown Farmers Market (2225 East Lake, until 1:00 p.m.), Tillie's Bean (2803 E. 38th Street), Angry Catfish Coffee (4208 28th Ave S), and Caribou Coffee (4745 Cedar Ave S).
The Standish, Ericsson, and Corcoran Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held rain or shine.
Friday, June 4, 2010
|When:||Saturday, June 5|
|Where:||Parade starts at|
43rd and Oakland
Celebration follows at McRae Park
Parade starts at 10:00 A.M., then follow us back to McRae park for fun, food and games!
Free Ice Cream from Mike's Corner Store! Free Bike Raffles!
|When:||Saturday, June 5|
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Where:||Throughout East Calhoun (ECCO) neighborhood|
|When:||Saturday, June 5 through Friday, June 11|
The nation’s largest bicycle sharing program will launch in Minneapolis on Bike Walk to Work Day. Nice Ride Minnesota, the non-profit created to operate bike sharing, will hold a launch celebration on Thursday, June 10th at Central Library. 65 kiosks and 700 bicycles will be available to the public in downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota campus, and the surrounding business districts. View a map of the system, and subscribe by the year, month, or day.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Movies are free to the public and start 15 minutes after sunset. (Click here to find sunset times.) This summer’s series features nightly themes for all ages:
- Action/Adventure Mondays
- Classic Tuesdays
- New Release Wednesdays
- Series/Specialty Thursdays
- Family Fridays
- Variety Saturdays
People are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair or pack a picnic basket for a fun and relaxing summer evening. Snacks will be for sale at locations.
The summer long series is made possible by support from Toyota, Clean City Minneapolis and Radio Disney. For more information, check out www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.
The award-winning picturesque Band Shell at Lake Harriet is the signature venue for daily concerts. Yet park-goers can also catch free live music at least twice a week at Bryant Square Park, Father Hennepin Bluffs and Minnehaha Falls Park. Each venue is unique with its own natural wonders.
The concerts feature something for every musical taste, including Jazz, Latin, Big Band, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, World, ballet and much more. Performances range from full orchestral and jazz ensembles to community chorales and original solo artists.
2010 Concert Schedules
Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
The 2010 Lake Harriet Concert Series is made possible in part through the generosity of Oak Ridge Financial.
|Where:||Victory Memorial Drive and 34th Ave N|
|When:||Thursday, June 10, 6:00 p.m.|
Thursday, July 8, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 12, 6:00 p.m.
July 8: Sweet Colleens
August 12: Seven Steps to Havana
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
|Wednesday, June 30|
For more information on required qualifications and job duties, visit the SNG website at www.sng.org.
To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com by Wednesday, June 30.