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April 21, 2014
Celebration of life for Barb Reed
Written by Northeaster Staff
Posted 4/18/2014
Longtime community member and Columbia Heights VFW Post #230 employee Barb Reed passed away April 13 (Palm Sunday). Join friends and family in a celebration of Barb’s life on Sunday April 27, 1-7 p.m. at Columbia Heights VFW, 4446 Central Ave. NE. The family has decided to do a pot luck, so bring your favorite (or Barb’s favorite of yours) dish to share.
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Harmony Theatre presents: The Children’s Republic
Posted 4/21/2014
Harmony Theatre and school will present three performances of "The Children’s Republic," a two-act play based on the true life story of Janusz Korczak, Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway Ave., in honor of Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day (April 27)...
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U of M senior wellness study seeks volunteer participants age 70+
Posted 4/21/2014
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Volunteers needed to mow lawns for seniors
Posted 4/21/2014
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Wednesday: Reading and signing by author Mahmoud El-Kati
Posted 4/21/2014
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Wednesday: Congressional Arts Competition reception, awards
Posted 4/21/2014
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Tomorrow: Free financial aid workshop
Posted 4/21/2014
The University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., will host a Minnesota College Goal workshop Tuesday, April 22, 6-8 p.m.; dinner at 5:30, to provide assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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Junior Entrepreneurs of Minnesota Summer Camp
Posted 4/21/2014
The University of Minnesota is hosting its sixth annual jEM summer program, designed to introduce high school students to the basics of entrepreneurship and leadership in a fun, engaged hands-on learning environment. Participants will work on two ongoing projects: a presentation of a team-based business pitch that showcases their new entrepreneurial ideas, and a service leadership project located in Minneapolis. The program aims to build students’ critical thinking and business acumen, and enhance their confidence and sense of social responsibility. Details at diversity.umn.edu/bced/node/139.
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Business classes for artists at Northeast Library
Posted 4/21/2014
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Film: DIVE!, April 22 at Eastside Food Co-op
Posted 4/21/2014
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Discuss race at Waite Park
Posted 4/21/2014
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Discuss race at Waite Park
Posted 4/21/2014
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Sacred, April 25-27 at the Ritz
Posted 4/21/2014
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Taylor Street Community Garden has plots available
Posted 4/21/2014
Looking for a local community garden to plant your summer vegetables? Taylor Street Gardens, 1918 Taylor St. NE, has plots available. Amenities included with plot price: on-site composting, May 1st planting, on site hoop houses, various plot sizes, hoses and buckets provided, plant starts from Gardening Matters and Green Rock Gardens...
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Learn about zoning, building permits, green initiatives for your home and more, April 30
Posted 4/21/2014
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Hope For Erick cancer benefit, May 4
Posted 4/21/2014
A fundraiser will be held Sunday, May 4, 1-5 p.m., at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St., Columbia Heights, for Erick Brask, age 38, who is battling colon cancer. After six months sickness, weight loss, doctor visits, and hospital stays, Erick was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in February. He just finished his first round of chemo and radiation and in May Erick will undergo surgery and more chemotherapy and radiation. Friends and family are hosting the benefit to help Erick, his wife and three teenagers with expenses during the long time Erick is unable to work. While the reason for the benefit is serious, the event will be entertaining and fun, and will feature a silent auction, many drawings, hot dog lunch, bake sale, music and a kid’s area. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. Erick’s story can be found online at youcaring.com/hopeforerick. Donations can also be made on the website, or at any US Federal Credit Union (EIN# 46-4920557).
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Inside Report on Syria, May 4
Posted 4/21/2014
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"Queen of May" dinner and auction to benefit I.C. School
Posted 4/21/2014
Enjoy a buffet dinner, silent and live auctions plus entertainment at the "Queen of May" dinner and auction fundraiser Friday, May 2, at Immaculate Conception, 4030 Jackson St. NE. Tickets cost $30; proceeds benefit I.C. school. For tickets and more information call 763-788-9062 or visit www.ICCSonline.org.
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Fidgety Fairy Tales shed new light on mental health issues
Posted 4/21/2014
"Fidgety Fairy Tales--the Mental Health Musical" comes to Northeast United Methodist Church, 2510 Cleveland St. NE, on Saturday, May 10, 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, the family-friendly performance features new takes on "The Emperor’s New Clothes" (brain damage), "The Little Match Girl" (autism) and "The Snow Queen" (depression). The performance is free, but reservations are suggested; contact www.macmh.org/fidgety-fairy-tales. Northeast UMC invites attendees to stay for a free community meal following the performance.
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Saturday: Family History Fair
Posted 4/21/2014
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St. Charles Borromeo Auction Gala, May 3
Posted 4/21/2014
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Holy Mass, Easter Dinner at Sacred Heart
Posted 4/21/2014
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 22nd Ave. and 5th St. NE, will be hosting its annual traditional Easter dinner on Sunday, April 27 in Polaski Hall. Sacred Heart pastor, Fr. John Kutek, invites you for Holy Mass at 10 a.m., and dinner following at 11:30 a.m. Menu includes golabki, kapusta, pierogi, polish sausage, potatoes, rye bread, plus desert and coffee. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets for dinner cost $14/adults, $7/children under 12. Bring family, friends, neighbors and enjoy food, fellowship, and Easter atmosphere. For more information, call 612-781-9328.
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Community Baby Shower donations needed
Posted 4/21/2014
The East Minneapolis Exchange Club is hosting a Community Baby Shower to benefit organizations that work to prevent child abuse. During the month of April (Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month) the group will be collecting new, unused baby items for organizations that work to prevent child abuse and support families with young kids and babies. Donations can be dropped off at Pacifier (310 East Hennepin Ave., City Center Skyway, 4942 France Ave. S.), or at Siwek Lumber, 2536 Marshall St. NE. There are also two online registries where you can see some suggestions of items needed: www.pacifier.com (search ’baby shower’ in last name), and www.thethingsiwant.com/communityregistry/list/wishlist/. At the end of April, the East Minneapolis Exchange Club will distribute the items to: Prevent Child Abuse MN, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, La Oportunidad, East Side Neighborhood Services’ Child Development Center, and Sheridan Neighborhood Clinic. If you have questions or would like to donate funds towards the cause, contact Hannah Aderinkomi at , or find the Community Baby Shower page on Facebook.
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Thursday: Salad luncheon at CUMC
Posted 4/21/2014
Community United Methodist Church will host a salad luncheon and community boutique Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, 950 Gould Ave. NE in Columbia Heights. Handicapped accessible. Cost is $8. Take-out available.
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This weekend: Speelman Gallery Spring Art Fair
Posted 4/21/2014
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Saturday: Marcy Arts Gala
Posted 4/21/2014
The 13th annual Marcy Arts Gala is set for Saturday, April 26, 6-11 p.m. at the Soap Factory, 514 Second St. SE. The event will raise funds for arts programming at nearby Marcy Open School, a K-8 public school featuring an arts-infused curriculum. The gala will feature silent and live auctions with work donated by over 200 local and national artists and community members--a wide variety of fine arts, ceramics, photography, furniture, jewelry and textiles. Sample an a diverse array of food and beverage from local restaurants. Entertainment by MU Daiko Drummers, DJ Overzealous and more. Tickets cost $40 in advance (before April 24), $45 at the door. For more information, call Laura Cayere-King at 612-807-2847, or visit marcy.mpls.k12.mn.us. Find Gala information under "Marcy Arts Partnership" in the left column.
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Volunteers needed for "Weed It & Reap"
Posted 4/21/2014
The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for Weed It & Reap, Northeast’s bi-annual Community Clean-Up Days, on May 1-3. Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts, to pick up debris near local businesses on sidewalks, boulevards, neighborhood streets and in area parks. Vests, gloves and garbage bags are provided. For more information, call 612-378-0050, or visit www.minneapolischamber.org/weedit.
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Saturday: Minneapolis Earth Day Clean Up
Posted 4/21/2014
Help clean up your local Minneapolis park, Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon. All ages welcome; no pre-registration is required. Nearby sites include: (in North Minneapolis) Bassett’s Creek, Creekview Park, Dairy Queen (4719 Lyndale Ave. N), Farview Park, Heritage Park and Theodore Wirth Park; and (in Northeast Minneapolis) Columbia Park Columbia Pkwy & 35 Ave NE (playground parking lot), Father Hennepin Bluffs, Gluek Park, and Waite Park. See the full list of clean-up sites online at www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1195.
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This weekend: St. Anthony Village High School Band Pops Concert
Posted 4/21/2014
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Thursday: Introduction to Business Networking
Posted 4/21/2014
Learn the basics of business networking and how to grow your businesses through word-of-mouth referrals Thursday, April 24, 8-10 a.m., at The Nordeast Eatery, 2100 Summer St. NE. All professions are welcome; refreshments provided. Bring 100 business cards to pass to other business professionals. There is no charge for this event. More details online at bnimn.com/mn-minnesota-cities-business-alliance.
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Clean, Fed and Warm fundraiser, April 30
Posted 4/21/2014
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Teach adults basic reading, writing skills
Posted 4/21/2014
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Need help with home maintenance?
Posted 4/20/2014
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U of M senior wellness study seeks volunteer participants age 70+
Posted 4/19/2014
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Everyone is a star for Starry Night
Posted 4/19/2014
Every year, DeLaSalle High School hosts a one of a kind prom event entitled "Starry Night." The prom draws crowds from across the Twin Cities and is for persons living with disabilities. For the third consecutive year, The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis with the help of students from the Aveda Institute, will donate hair and makeup services to those attending the prom. Services will be performed at the Beauty Lounge Minneapolis, 20 University Ave. NE. Prom takes place on Saturday, May 3, at DeLaSalle High School. There are still limited spaces available. To book an appointment, contact the salon at 612-227-9363.
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Reading and signing by author Mahmoud El-Kati
Posted 4/19/2014
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Congressional Arts Competition reception, awards
Posted 4/19/2014
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Tuesday: Free financial aid workshop
Posted 4/19/2014
The University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., will host a Minnesota College Goal workshop Tuesday, April 22, 6-8 p.m.; dinner at 5:30, to provide assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)...
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Junior Entrepreneurs of Minnesota Summer Camp
Posted 4/19/2014
The University of Minnesota is hosting its sixth annual jEM summer program, designed to introduce high school students to the basics of entrepreneurship and leadership in a fun, engaged hands-on learning environment. Participants will work on two ongoing projects: a presentation of a team-based business pitch that showcases their new entrepreneurial ideas, and a service leadership project located in Minneapolis. The program aims to build students’ critical thinking and business acumen, and enhance their confidence and sense of social responsibility. Details at diversity.umn.edu/bced/node/139.
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Celebrate, tour green homes in Willard-Hay Neighborhood
Posted 4/19/2014
Artspace is pleased to announce the availability of four single-family homes for purchase by artists and their families in the Willard-Hay neighborhood of Minneapolis. A construction celebration of Artspace Green Homes North will be held on Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N, adjacent to construction site. Artspace representatives will be on hand to provide information on the project and lead hardhat tours. Tours will also be available in conjunction with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour on both Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 1-3 p.m.
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Elf and Fairy houses at Kroening, May 3
Posted 4/19/2014
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From Pest to Pesto: Cooking with Garlic Mustard
Posted 4/19/2014
"From Pest to Pesto: Cooking With Garlic Mustard" classes in Theodore Wirth Park, Saturdays, May 3 and 17. Meet at Wirth Picnic Pavilion, 3275 Glenwood Ave., at 9:30 a.m. There is first-come-first serve free parking at the Wirth Beach parking lot on the North side of Glenwood Avenue. The picnic pavilion is atop the hill on the south side of Glenwood. From there, the group will walk to Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden to remove the garlic mustard just outside the gates for an hour and then stroll back to the Picnic Pavilion to cook and eat for the last hour of the morning. Find details and register online: May 3: apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search?activity_id=38646; May 17: apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search?activity_id=38647. Registration will close two days before each event unless the event is filled earlier. No walk-up registration.
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Hennepin County Courts community listening session
Posted 4/19/2014
Hennepin County Courts will offer a community listening session entitled, "Tell it to the Judge," Thursday, May 1, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N, Room 105. The intent of this event is to provide an opportunity for community members to share thoughts, concerns, and experiences with the Hennepin County Courts. Judges and court staff court staff would like to hear from constituencies who have interacted with the court system directly (or have friends/family who have interacted with the court system) to hear what is and isn’t working in regards to "user-friendliness," "quality of service," and "perception of fair treatment." This feedback will help the courts strive to ensure citizens’ needs are met and that his or her rights are respected when interacting with the Hennepin County Court System.
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Premiere: The Late Night Double Feature
Posted 4/17/2014
The debut of Twin Cities writer/director Christopher R. Mihm’s ode to the drive-in double features of yesteryear will take place on Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. at the historic Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Ave. NE. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the main attraction, attendees will enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, free cupcakes, photo opportunities with monsters from the film (don’t forget your camera!), a silent auction and organ music from the "WCCO Mighty Wurlitzer!" DVDs, posters and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale. This is Mihm’s ninth effort creating lovingly crafted homages to the classic black and white horror and sci-fi films of the 1950’s. Details at www.sainteuphoria.com.
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Kiwanis pancake and sausage breakfast, April 27
Posted 4/17/2014
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Kentucky Derby party at Chowgirls, May 3
Posted 4/17/2014
Fellas, break out your seersucker suits and best lids. Ladies, get wear your most showy headpieces. Chowgirls Killer Catering, co-owned by Kentucky native Amy Brown, announces "Run for the Roses," a Kentucky Derby day party Saturday, May 3, 4-6 p.m. at Chowgirls Parlor, 1224 2nd St. NE. The festivities will include mint juleps with Kentucky bourbon, cash bar, appetizers of traditional Kentucky fare, and a "Best Hat" competition, as well as a live telecast of NBC race coverage with post time at 5:20 pm. Best of all, this fun spring celebration will benefit Girls on the Run, a charity that works to empower girls grades 3-8, providing training, shoes, equipment, and teamwork in parks and schools all over the Twin Cities.
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Business classes for artists at Northeast Library
Posted 4/16/2014
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Jazz Noir returns on Jazz88 KBEM
Posted 4/16/2014
Jazz radio station Jazz88 KBEM 88.5 FM will host its original radio drama series "Jazz Noir" in front of a live audience from the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, April 27, with shows at 5 and 9 p.m. The 9 p.m. performance will be broadcast live on Jazz 88.5 FM. Jazz Noir is an original radio drama series complete with live voice actors and musicians in front of a studio audience, just like in the days of radio’s infancy. The next episode is an original radio drama in which playwright Christina Ham has been commissioned to explore the rich North Minneapolis jazz scene of the 1960s and will collaborate with composer John Penny who will create and perform an original jazz music score for the drama. Ed Jones, veteran actor and Jazz88’s morning show host will direct the production. In addition, George Roberts at Homewood Studios in North Minneapolis will be curating and presenting a gallery show featuring Northside artists reflecting on themes from that period that will be on view concurrent with the production. Ticket information available at www.jazz88fm.com.
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Taylor Street Community Garden has plots available
Posted 4/16/2014
Looking for a local community garden to plant your summer vegetables? Taylor Street Gardens, 1918 Taylor St. NE, has plots available. Amenities included with plot price: on-site composting, May 1st planting, on site hoop houses, various plot sizes, hoses and buckets provided, plant starts from Gardening Matters and Green Rock Gardens...
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Columbia Heights Public Schools co-sponsoring American Indian Pow Wow
Posted 4/16/2014
The public is invited to the first Columbia Heights Public Schools’ co-sponsored American Indian Pow Wow, Saturday, April 26, 1 p.m., at the Hylander Center, 1400 49th Ave. NE. The Pow Wow is free and includes singing, dancing, drawings, games and a traditional American Indian meal of fish, wild rice and bread. In addition to scheduled performers, American Indian drummers, singers, dancers are welcomed. The Pow Wow is sponsored by Columbia Heights Public Schools, Fridley Public Schools and Spring Lake Public Schools thanks to the generous support from Northeast Bank.
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Family History Fair, April 26
Posted 4/16/2014
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Festival of Tables IX, April 26
Posted 4/16/2014
All Saints Church, 435 4th St. NE, will have its annual spring luncheon, "Festival of Tables IX," on Saturday, April 26 in their parish center, featuring themed tables, food, entertainment, silent auction, raffles and prizes. Social hour and table viewing begins at 11 a.m.; lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Tickets cost $24 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. To order tickets, call Paula at 763-571-0811.
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Discuss race at Waite Park
Posted 4/15/2014
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Discuss race at Waite Park
Posted 4/15/2014
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Spaghetti dinner to benefit Montessori school
Posted 4/15/2014
Little Voyageurs’ Montessori School is hosting their annual spaghetti dinner at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 825 51st Ave. NE, on Friday, April 25, 5-8 p.m. Tickets cost $8/adults, $4/children under 12. Activities include a moonwalk (bouncer), face painting, and Columbia Heights fire truck/firefighter and police officer and cruiser. The silent auction will include zoo and water park passes, a variety of baskets of goods, and certificates for food and activities. The 13th annual raffle drawing includes carpeting from Floors by Beckers, Acme Comedy Club, cash, and more. Raffle tickets ($1 each) are available at the dinner; drawing is at 8 p.m.
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Salad luncheon at CUMC
Posted 4/15/2014
Community United Methodist Church will host a salad luncheon and community boutique Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, 950 Gould Ave. NE in Columbia Heights. Handicapped accessible. Cost is $8. Take-out available.
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Film: DIVE!, April 22 at Eastside Food Co-op
Posted 4/14/2014
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Raingardens and Beyond: Healthy Yards, Clean Water
Posted 4/14/2014
Metro Blooms partners with Twin Cities Metro communities to provide low-cost raingarden workshops. Explore the latest in healthy yard care practices, including proper use of fertilizers, disposal and reuse of yard waste, keeping sidewalks ice free and managing runoff onsite...
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Community Baby Shower donations needed
Posted 4/14/2014
The East Minneapolis Exchange Club is hosting a Community Baby Shower to benefit organizations that work to prevent child abuse. During the month of April (Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month) the group will be collecting new, unused baby items for organizations that work to prevent child abuse and support families with young kids and babies. Donations can be dropped off at Pacifier (310 East Hennepin Ave., City Center Skyway, 4942 France Ave. S.), or at Siwek Lumber, 2536 Marshall St. NE. There are also two online registries where you can see some suggestions of items needed: www.pacifier.com (search ’baby shower’ in last name), and www.thethingsiwant.com/communityregistry/list/wishlist/. At the end of April, the East Minneapolis Exchange Club will distribute the items to: Prevent Child Abuse MN, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, La Oportunidad, East Side Neighborhood Services’ Child Development Center, and Sheridan Neighborhood Clinic. If you have questions or would like to donate funds towards the cause, contact Hannah Aderinkomi at , or find the Community Baby Shower page on Facebook.
Read more about Event #11360
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Volunteers needed for "Weed It & Reap"
Posted 4/14/2014
The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for Weed It & Reap, Northeast’s bi-annual Community Clean-Up Days, on May 1-3. Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts, to pick up debris near local businesses on sidewalks, boulevards, neighborhood streets and in area parks. Vests, gloves and garbage bags are provided. For more information, call 612-378-0050, or visit www.minneapolischamber.org/weedit.
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Apply to serve on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee
Posted 4/14/2014
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Bowling fundraiser for Heartstrings, April 26
Posted 4/14/2014
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Clean, Fed and Warm fundraiser, April 30
Posted 4/14/2014
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Run Camden 5K
Posted 4/14/2014
Sign up for a new road race! The "Run Camden 5K" is to be held on Saturday, May 10, in North Minneapolis to support Webber Camden Neighborhood Organization programming. All ages and abilities are invited to come run (or walk) the 5K route (about 3 miles), starting and ending at Patrick Henry High School. The cost is $20 if you sign up before April 15, and there is a discounted entry fee option for families. There will also be a free Kid’s Run on the Henry track at 10 a.m. Youth will complete two laps on the track, approximately 1/2 mile. More information at www.active.com/minneapolis-mn/running/distance-running-races/run-camden-5k-2014.
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Community Connection Jobs Club
Posted 4/14/2014
Community United Methodist Church, 950 Gould Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, hosts a weekly event Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., providing resources and tools to find that essential job. Information from weekly speakers will cover job interviews, health care, management and other critical issues.
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Gods and Monsters reading group
Posted 4/14/2014
Gods and Monsters book clubGods and Monsters, a free Twin Cities book group, open to all who’ve read the book, meets monthly at Eastside Food Coop’s Granite Studio, 2551 Central Ave. NE, to discuss books with themes of myth and religion. On Sunday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m., the group will discuss Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
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Sample different creative writing styles at Heights Library
Posted 4/13/2014
Columbia Heights Public Library, 820 40th Ave. NE, will offer a free writing class Tuesday, May 13, 2-3:30 p.m. Not sure if you’re a poet, a novelist or a memoirist? Come and sample poetry fiction, and creative nonfiction by exploring craft techniques common to all three and experimenting with each through creative writing exercises. Register online at anokacountylibrary.org or call Barb at 763-706-3690.

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Open house at Northeast Library, May 10
Posted 4/13/2014
On Saturday, May 10, 1-3 p.m., there will be a celebration and open house at the Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. NE, for the new frieze, with a speech by the county commissioner. The library’s large south wall features a 40 x 4 foot horizontal frieze celebrating the talents of artists who live or work in Northeast Minneapolis. The digitally printed frieze includes 40 high-quality images of the many types of visual art forms created by Northeast artists.
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Business classes for artists at Northeast Library
Posted 4/13/2014
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Cooking class: Think Spring!, April 30 at Eastside Food Co-op
Posted 4/13/2014
Eastside Food Co-op, 2551 Central Ave. NE, will offer a free spring cooking class with Chef Kate Moore featuring a cooking demo with tastings and a take home class packet with cooking tips and recipes, Wednesday, April 30, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Granite Studio. Call 612-843-5409 or email to register.
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Discuss race at Waite Park
Posted 4/13/2014
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Discuss race at Waite Park
Posted 4/13/2014
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Northeast Networking Night: Parkway Pizza Northeast, April 23
Posted 4/13/2014
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Premiere: The Late Night Double Feature
Posted 4/12/2014
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Garlic Mustard pull
Posted 4/12/2014
Help preserve the native forests and woodlands of our parks by harvesting garlic mustard, an invasive non-native plant, on Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-noon, at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Once established, garlic mustard prevents the regeneration of native plant species. Although invasive here, it is considered a delicacy in some cultures. Participants may take some home for cooking. Register by calling 763-559-6706. Free, ages 8+.
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Jazz Noir returns on Jazz88 KBEM
Posted 4/12/2014
Jazz radio station Jazz88 KBEM 88.5 FM will host its original radio drama series "Jazz Noir" in front of a live audience from the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, April 27, with shows at 5 and 9 p.m. The 9 p.m. performance will be broadcast live on Jazz 88.5 FM. Jazz Noir is an original radio drama series complete with live voice actors and musicians in front of a studio audience, just like in the days of radio’s infancy. The next episode is an original radio drama in which playwright Christina Ham has been commissioned to explore the rich North Minneapolis jazz scene of the 1960s and will collaborate with composer John Penny who will create and perform an original jazz music score for the drama. Ed Jones, veteran actor and Jazz88’s morning show host will direct the production. In addition, George Roberts at Homewood Studios in North Minneapolis will be curating and presenting a gallery show featuring Northside artists reflecting on themes from that period that will be on view concurrent with the production. Ticket information available at www.jazz88fm.com.
Read more about Event #11388
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Surface Alchemy
Posted 4/12/2014
Kolman & Pryor Gallery, located in Studio 395 of the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, presents, "Surface Alchemy," an exhibition of new work by Jodi Reeb. Alchemy is defined as a magical power or process that transmutes a common, everyday or vernacular substance into something considered of greater value. In Reeb’s case, the material is beeswax. The show runs April 19-May 31, with a free public reception Saturday, April 26, 7-10 p.m.
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Sacred, April 25-27 at the Ritz
Posted 4/12/2014
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Taylor Street Community Garden has plots available
Posted 4/12/2014
Looking for a local community garden to plant your summer vegetables? Taylor Street Gardens, 1918 Taylor St. NE, has plots available. Amenities included with plot price: on-site composting, May 1st planting, on site hoop houses, various plot sizes, hoses and buckets provided, plant starts from Gardening Matters and Green Rock Gardens...
Read more about Event #11385
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Kiwanis pancake and sausage breakfast
Posted 4/12/2014
The 60th annual Northeast Minneapolis Kiwanis pancake and sausage breakfast will be held Sunday, April 27, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Northeast Armory and Community Center, 1025 Broadway St. NE. All-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes served with three fruit toppings, whipping cream and Sentyrz sausage patties, plus coffee, milk, and juice.
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Youth inventors camp, July 7-11
Posted 4/12/2014
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Learn about zoning, building permits, green initiatives for your home and more, April 30
Posted 4/12/2014
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Kentucky Derby party at Chowgirls, May 3
Posted 4/12/2014
Fellas, break out your seersucker suits and best lids. Ladies, get wear your most showy headpieces. Chowgirls Killer Catering, co-owned by Kentucky native Amy Brown, announces "Run for the Roses," a Kentucky Derby day party Saturday, May 3, 4-6 p.m. at Chowgirls Parlor, 1224 2nd St. NE. The festivities will include mint juleps with Kentucky bourbon, cash bar, appetizers of traditional Kentucky fare, and a "Best Hat" competition, as well as a live telecast of NBC race coverage with post time at 5:20 pm. Best of all, this fun spring celebration will benefit Girls on the Run, a charity that works to empower girls grades 3-8, providing training, shoes, equipment, and teamwork in parks and schools all over the Twin Cities.
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Instruments of Your Peace, June 1
Posted 4/12/2014
St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 2901 Emerson Ave. N, will present "Instruments of Your Peace," a free concert for peace, culture, and upkeep of the historic St. Olaf sanctuary on Sunday, June 1, 11 a.m. The concert will include choral, instrumental, and organ selections presented by local talent, all under the direction of St. Olaf Music Director, Jerry Bursch. A free will offering will be taken to help maintain the church’s stained glass windows. Lemonade and cookies will be served following the performance.
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