Thursday, May 19, 2011
|When:||Saturday, May 21|
|Where:||North Regional Library|
1315 Lowry Ave N
Storytellers will highlight their reasons for leaving their native land, their journey to America and their “American experience,” followed by questions and discussion. Will also feature dance performance from each ethnic group. Stories tie in with the “Legacies of War” exhibit at Brookdale Library during May.
|Dates:||Wednesday – Friday|
June 15th – 17th, 2011
|Times:||Wednesday and Thursday|
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
8:30am – 2:00 pm
(each day will end early if possible)
|Where:||MIWRC Learning Center|
Ancient Trader’s Market Building
1113 Franklin Ave E, Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55404
|Betty R. Poitra, MSW|
Jane Nakken, Ed. D
Save the Date(s): A Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Workshop
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an approach to counseling that fits with the values, styles, and ways of being of many Native American tribal cultures. Developed by William Miller, Ph.D. and Stephen Rollnick. Ph.D. in the 1980s, MI is an Evidence-Based Practice that holds a key to unlocking our relatives’ own unique intrinsic motivations to make significant changes in their lives. It has been shown to be an effective approach to treatment in many fields including substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, diabetes management and other healthcare areas, juvenile justice, corrections and workforce counseling.
More Information to Follow
Director, Learning Center
MIWRC – Learning Center
Ancient Trader’s Market
1113 E. Franklin Avenue
Suite 105 & 200
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 728-2031 (phone)
(612) 354-2063 (fax)
MIWRC Mission Statement: To empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity.
Funders: The MIWRC Learning Center is funded by the State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, American Indian Section
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
|When:||Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4|
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 5
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
|Where:||51st & Ewing|
Whether you're planning a new landscaping project or just a pot of color for the front steps, we have the plants for you. Please visit our new location at the corner of 51st & Ewing and make your selections. Your support will help reforest Fulton neighborhood.
The Fulton Plant Sale, June 3-5, wouldn't be possible without your help.
Here's how you can contribute:
Donate your plants. Most perennials, including hosta, benefit from being divided every few years and will appreciate the extra room. For more information about dividing your plants, visit http://bit.ly/divideplants
Please consider volunteering your time. Two-hour shifts are available starting at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The last shift starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. It's easy, it's fun, and it's a great way to meet new people from around the neighborhood, the Twin Cities, the state and the country. Plant knowledge is helpful, but not necessary. Hennepin County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.
To schedule your volunteer time, donate plants or for more information, contact Mary at 612-922-1591 or email@example.com.
May 21 – end of October
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
|Where:||Lake Harriet Methodist Church parking lot|
4901 Chowen Ave S
The excitement centered around the opening day of the market has been tremendous. We want to again thank all of the folks who have volunteered their time to assist with the market. Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA) contributed $6,000 in seed money to start the market, which is a satellite of the successful Kingfield Farmers Market (KFM). A number of FNA Board members have joined the KFM Board.
We have a robust lineup of vendors, including organic and sustainable produce from Gardens of Eagan, Pine Acres Farm, Waxwing Farm, Uproot Farm, Peter's Pumpkins, Mary Dirty Face Farms and more. We will have cheeses from local sheep and goat farmers as well as eggs and meat from Sunshine Harvest Farms and wild-caught salmon from Alaska Organics. And coffee, artisan breads, pastries, artisan crafters (candles, soaps, jewelry) and tasty street fare from Big River Pizza, Chef Shack, and Gai Gai Thai.
We will have a variety of plant vendors for the early weeks of the season and craft vendors for your enjoyment.
We expect the market will develop into the local gathering spot for neighbors to visit, enjoy a cup of coffee and buy their locally grown fruits and vegetables, and cheeses, breads and pastries.The Fulton Farmers Market values your input and thoughts. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@fultonmarketmn) and our website for additional information. To volunteer at the Market, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To help staff the FNA table, email email@example.com.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
|When:||Saturday, May 21|
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
|Where:||Powderhorn Park Building|
3400 15th Ave S
All are invited to the Powderhorn Home Improvement and Gardening Fair, co-sponsored by PPNA and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Come for housing, garden, and yard exhibitors, a plant swap and more!
|When:||Wednesday, May 19|
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
|Where:||Brian Coyle Community Center|
420 15th Ave S
|TO RSVP:||Call Rebecca|
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join The Family Partnership’s M.O.V.E. Coalition to:
- Learn more about job equity opportunities in MN
- Meet organizations that are employing and training in your community
- Join the campaign to end employment disparities in MN
Food and Childcare Are Available
Saturday, May 14, 2011
|When:||Friday, May 20|
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21
12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22
12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
|Where:||Download a map|
or during Art-A-Whirl stop by a Welcome Booth:
Art-A-Whirl, presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, is the largest open studio and gallery tour in the United States. See the art and meet the artists! 500 artists participate in AAW, including potters, tile makers, painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, glass blowers, printmakers, and textile designers. They showcase their art in warehouses, galleries, homes, storefronts and cafes. Hop aboard a trolley that makes stops at the main buildings, or visit the welcome booths at 13th & Marshall and Quincy & Broadway and tour on your own.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Cleveland Neighborhood Association currently seeks a part time (~10 hours/week ) community organizer who will engage residents and other stakeholders to determine their issues and priorities for the improvement of the neighborhood, encourage participation in the organization and facilitate the dialogue between the residents , other stakeholders and the neighborhood organization. The Community Organizer will serve at the direction of the Board of Directors and the CNA coordinator. Some evening and weekends will be required.Community Participation
Determine residents and other stakeholders’ issues, concerns and priorities for the neighborhood and the City through a variety of strategies:
- door knocking
- person to person interviews at events
- dialogue at community meetings and events
Elicit ideas from residents on strategies that can address their issues and concerns.
Raise awareness of the organization and its functions
Provide information about Neighborhood and City programs and resources available to stakeholders.
Encourage the development of additional block clubs and engage block leaders to serve as liaisons between residents and the Cleveland Neighborhood Association.
Reach out across the diverse Cleveland Neighborhood population and encourage residents and business owners to volunteer with the organization by serving on the Cleveland Neighborhood board, attending community meetings, participating on CNA committees or in other ways as needed.
Organize community building events
Assist the organization with special projects as they develop.
- Self–motivated , self starter
- Excellent communication skills, oral and written
- Good organizational skills including the ability to meet deadlines
- The ability to work independently and with groups
- Availability on some weekends and evenings
- Computer literacy: Good working knowledge of MS Word and use of e-mail; some familiarity with MS Excel and Publisher.
- Able to plan events
- Experience in community organizing, familiarity with the Cleveland Neighborhood and residents and knowledge of the City is preferred.
- Ability to handle multiple projects
- Ability to handle multiple projects
- Expertise with Social Media
CompensationThe Community Organizer will serve as an employee of the Cleveland Neighborhood Association
Interested parties should send a letter of interest along with a resume by e-mail to: email@example.com or by mail to:Cleveland Neighborhood Association
PO Box 11635
Minneapolis, MN 55411
|When:||Saturday, May 14, 2011|
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
|Where:||See below for maps|
The LiveMSP Buying Into the City Home Tour will take place on Saturday May 14th, from 11- 3 in North and South Minneapolis neighborhoods. The starting addresses for the tour are 3835 Fremont Ave N and 4048 5th Avenue S. These are both GMHC rehabbed NSP homes.
The purpose of the LiveMSP Buying Into the City Home Tour is to sell Minneapolis homes, sell Minneapolis Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) rehabilitated homes, and sell Minneapolis neighborhoods highly impacted by foreclosures. We will offer a $1,500 incentive towards closing costs of any home on the tour that closes within 90 days. We plan to offer these tours every May and September in South, North and Northeast neighborhoods eligible for NSP resources.
Please attend the tour at a home in your neighborhood and assist us in encouraging other neighbors to attend as well to market living in Minneapolis, share why we like living in our neighborhoods, and talk about the financial assistance programs available to with potential home buyers on the tour and to everyone we know who might be considering buying a home.
I will be continuing to meet with neighborhood groups and providing information about the LiveMSP Buying Into the City Home Tour between now and May 14th. More detail will be provided in advance of the tours. For more information on Live MSP visit: www.LiveMSP.org. The addresses of the homes on the tour will be ready for posting on www.LiveMSP.org by Friday May 6th and tour maps will be available before Thursday May 12th. Information on Minneapolis Advantage NSP and CItyLiving mortgage assistance and other homeownership incentives and a map of NSP eligible neighborhoods may be found on LiveMSP at: http://www.livemsp.org/livemsp-buying-into-the-city-home-tour. Please share the Minneapolis Homeownership Incentives and Assistance and LiveMSP Buying Into the City Home Tour flyer with your neighborhood.
The NSP1 Map (showing single family rehabs in red) prepared by Jill Kiener of the Northside Home Fund shows that in addition to the 96 properties rehabilitated with NSP1 funds, we expect another 134 properties to be rehabilitated with NSP2 funds in all foreclosure impacted neighborhoods of the City along with the 34 additional NSP3 properties that are restricted to specific neighborhoods in North Minneapolis. A map reflecting all NSP neighborhoods will be developed by the end of this month. To view the NSP maps and for more information on our foreclosure recovery efforts see: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/foreclosure/Citys_Foreclosure_Recovery_Plan.asp
Please contact me or with any questions or suggestions.
Thank you!Cherie Shoquist, Foreclosure Recovery Coordinator
City of Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 673-5078
Fax: (612) 673-5212
|When:||Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12|
12:00 noon TO 8:00 p.m.
|Where:||16th And Franklin Avenue|
Along Historic Franklin Avenue In South Minneapolis
Next to the Minneapolis American Indian Center
The Twin Cities American Indian Arts Festival is a vibrant outdoor festival that celebrates American Indian arts and cultures and stimulates economic opportunity along historic Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. As the only American Indian arts festival in the Twin Cities, this free and open event celebrates the rich history and place of American Indian people in Minnesota.
The Twin Cities American Indian Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th along historic Franklin Avenue in South Minneapolis — only blocks from the Franklin Light Rail Station. This event will bring together Indigenous artists, performers, and musicians from across Minnesota in celebration of American Indian cultural arts.
Join us as we welcome thousands of people and families to this FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC event.
Download the Twin Cities American Indian Arts Festival poster. [3.47 MB, PDF]
Download the American Indians GOT TALENT poster [3.1 MB, PDF]
THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE THE TALENTS OF:
Bluedog Band - Native American Music Award Winner, group of the year
Jackie Bird - Award Winning Singer and Dancer
Los Nativos -Award Winning Hip-Hop Duo
Mitch Walking Elk and the Sugar Point Band - Activist Blues and Folk Singer
Native Pride Dancers - World famous powwow dance troupe featuring fancy dancer Larry Yazzie
Chase Manhattan - Native American Music Award Winner, best Hip-hop/Rap recording
Comedian "Tito" Ybarra
|Sundays:||June 5th – October 30th|
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
|Wednesdays:||July 6th – October 26th|
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
|Where:||2101 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis|
The West Broadway Farmers Market is opening Sunday June 5th, 2011!
Are you a farmer, gardener, prepared food vendor, or artist looking to vend your products? WBC is accepting vendors applications for the West Broadway Farmers Market. Click here to download the vendor application.
The West Broadway Farmers Market is looking for volunteers!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on volunteer opportunities.
|Deadline:||May 23, 2011|
WBC is hiring an EBT Intern for the West Broadway Farmers Market!
The West Broadway Farmers Market is a project of the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC). WBC is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to fill our EBT Intern position for the upcoming 2011 season. 2011 is the inaugural year of the market. The market will be open twice weekly (one weekend day and one weekday) June-October. If you are interested in working with a farmers market on West Broadway, please see the job description below and submit your application!
WBC is hiring a part-time intern to manage EBT sales, promotion, and accounting for the West Broadway Farmers Market. This is a part-time seasonal position. The position will be about 15-20 hours per week.
The position requires the intern to be available every Sunday June 5th to October 30th 2011 from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm and every Wednesday July 6th to October 26th 2011 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm and an additional 4-10 hours weekly for administrative tasks and outreach.
- Understand WBC's token program, guidelines and requirements for the federal SNAP program and other food assistance programs such as FMNP, Market Bucks, etc., and be able to accurately communicate information about those programs to market vendors and diverse customers.
- Operate the card reader machine and dispense SNAP tokens and credit/debit tokens according to established procedures
- Manage and take responsibility for the accuracy of paperwork, tracking, and before and after market accounting associated with the token system according to established procedures
- Maintain adequate levels of all supplies for operating the token system including: paper scrip, POS paper rolls, promotional materials, charged batteries, etc.
- Set up the information booth table and signs
- Provide general customer service, such as helping customers in search of specific vendors or products, offering cooking advice, providing information about nutrition and product seasonality.
- EBT outreach, advertising, and promotion
- Friendly and outgoing
- Customer service skills and experience
- Detail oriented with secure cash handling experience
- Ability to multi-task
- An interest in farmers markets and locally grown food; experience as a customer or as a vendor at a farmers market.
- An interest/passion in farmers markets, local economic development, and place-making
- Flexible, organized, and able to prioritize
- Ability to speak languages such as Hmong, Somali, etc...
- Something about food and cooking experience/knowledge?
Reports to: Programs and Engagement Manager
Contact: Erin at 612-353-5178 or email@example.com for more information.
Applications due: May 23rd 2011.
Monday, May 9, 2011
|To apply:||Click here for an application|
to apply through the City’s appointments process.
&emsp(Application deadline is Friday, May 13th)
Click here for an application
to apply through the neighborhood election process.
&emsp(Application deadline is Friday, May 20th)
Applications are still being accepted to serve on the City of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC). This commission was created to work with the Neighborhood and Community Relations department to provide overall direction on the City’s community engagement efforts. Through the input and work of the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission, residents, community and neighborhood organizations will play a key role in enhancing and shaping how the City engages its residents.
The Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission also advises the Mayor, City Council and other City Departments on community issues and needs related to community participation and the City’s community participation system.
Applicants with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies are strongly encouraged to apply.
The application period closes on April 29, 2011. To apply, please go to: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/boards-and-commissions/
|When:||Sunday, May 15th, 2011|
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
1720 Glenwood Ave N
10 years & under: $3.00
The Harrison Neighborhood Association is holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to support work in the Harrison neighborhood.
Clear your schedule and invite everyone you know! This is our third Pancake Breakfast (in recent years) and it is a lot fun. All the details are below. We are still looking for a few more volunteers. See you there and bring your appetite!
Bring the Whole Family!
Everyone is Welcome!
This is a great way to support your community and get a great breakfast!
What you get!
|Pancakes:||All you can eat|
|Coffee:||All you can drink|
- Help volunteer: Call 374-4849 if you want help at the Pancake Breakfast
- Show-up and Eat Pancakes
Bring your family, neighbors, and friends!
Call the Harrison Neighborhood Association at 612-374-4849.Larry Hiscock
I GoodSearch and GoodShop for the Harrison Neighborhood Association.
Raise money for Harrison Neighborhood Association just by searching the Internet with GoodSearch.com (powered by Yahoo), or shopping online with GoodShop.com. Simply go to http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/harrison-neighborhood-association-hna and add us to your toolbar.
Monday, May 2, 2011
|When:||Saturday, May 15|
|Where:||Linden Hills Neighborhood|
Art Fair & Marketplace: Register for space at the Festival art fair & marketplace.
Garage Sale: Register to have a garage sale (Deadline: Sunday, May 8)
Silent Auction: Donate items to the silent auction.
Volunteer: Volunteer to help us make the Festival a great success.
Zero Waste: Learn more about the "zero waste" initiative.
What is MIMO?
No, it is not the new SECIA pet.
MIMO stands for Move In/Move Out, SECIA's premier waste reduction project addressing the massive amounts of curbside waste left after the regular Move in/Move out cycles. Originally funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in 2009, in 2010 the McKnight Foundation also became a project sponsor and with their support we plan on hosting Spring and Fall events in 2011. We are continuing to seek additional support so we can expand MIMO into the surrounding neighborhoods, increase services like pick-ups, and make it an event that can sustain itself from year to year.
SECIA is presently working on the Spring 2011 event which begins May 12th. The Como Student Neighborhood Liaisons are planning to do a MIMO bike ride from Van Cleve Park to the U's ReUse Center (883 29th Ave. SE) on that afternoon to draw attention to the MIMO store's opening.
We could use your involvement and participation to make it a success. If you're interested in getting updates, volunteering, or have comments and questions, SECIA invites you to leave your contact information with "mimo AT comogreenvillage.info".
8:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m.
|Where:||Lake St E & 22nd Ave S|
Midtown Farmers Market—Fresh Local Flavor For All.
Join us every Tuesday and Saturday during the season as producers from Minnesota and Wisconsin bring the day’s harvest to the asphalt of South Minneapolis. Rain or shine, the community gathers here to celebrate the ever-changing local bounty with fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan crafts, ready-to-eat food, and live music. Meet your neighbors at the market to support local businesses and family farms!
The market is easy to shop. If you want to stock up on basil, save money on tomatoes, or sample an exotic melon, the market’s vendors will accept cash, check, and WIC-FMNP or WIC-CVV coupons. You can also visit the market booth to use your credit card or EBT card. Whether you’re coming from a block away or making the market a day-trip’s destination, you’ll find it easy to get here by foot, bus, bike, rail, or car.
|When:||Saturday, May 7, and|
Sunday, May 8
|Where:||Bryan Mawr neighborhood|
The Bryn Mawr Festival of Garage Sales has long been a Minneapolis favorite. This year's event will be held on May 7 and May 8, with proceeds benefitting the Bryn Mawr Bugle.
A map of registered sales will be posted at www.bmna.org.
|When:||Saturday, May 21|
12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.
425 W 26th St
The 14th Annual World of Whittier Family Fair is an exciting and welcoming event that is free and open to the public. Planned and sponsored by a collaboration of Whittier neighborhood organizations, the Fair features crafts and play activities, entertainment, resource tables and food, free of charge. The theme of the 2011 Fair is Community. The Fair celebrates the diverse Whittier community and neighborhood. Residents of all ages and backgrounds are invited to attend, connect with others, and feel proud of our community. All are welcome to join in this afternoon of family-friendly fun in a safe and supportive environment.
|When:||Saturday, May 14th|
9:30 a.m. – 2:00pm
|Where:||Whittier Alliance Office|
10 E 25th St
“Make Whittier Prettier” Neighborhood Clean-Up
Studies have shown that people are less likely to litter a place that looks nice. Join friends, family and neighbors on Saturday, May 14th to Make Whittier Prettier through litter clean up and graffiti removal. Meet at the Whittier Alliance office between 9:30 and 10 for coffee, clean up materials and instructions. After the clean up, your hard work will be rewarded with lunch and an environmentally themed takeaway. RSVPs are not required but greatly appreciated.
|When:||Thursday, May 5th|
2322 Blaisdell Ave
|Tickets:||Advance Reservations are $25 per person.|
Walk in reservations the day of the event $35 per person.
Click Here for Tickets
- Live Music
- Silent Auction
$25 in advance $35 at the door
Join your friends and neighbors at the 11th Annual May Day Soiree benefit for the Whittier neighborhood. The Soiree is an opportunity to socialize in a fabulous neighborhood setting, enjoy the company of friends and support your neighborhood.
The Event Features:
- Appetizers from Whittier restaurants & beverage selections including a Margarita Luge
- Live entertainment
- A silent auction with event & theater tickets, restaurant certificates, wine baskets, 2 roundtrip airline tickets and more
- A raffle with two iPad2s (yes 2 !)- one with advance sale raffle tickets and one exclusive to Soiree attendees the night of the event!
Buy a Ticket - Win an iPad 2
Apple iPad 2 (value $499)
Tickets $5 each 5 Tickets for $20
Drawing held at the May Day Soiree. Need not be present to win. iPad2s donated by the MIA and MCAD