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August 20, 2014
Air sampling plea
Written by Margo Ashmore
Posted 8/19/2014
If you’ve been intrigued by recent articles in the Northeaster and NorthNews about air quality, here’s something you can do: Volunteers are still needed to host the sampling canisters for August 25-28 in four different areas of Northeast and North Minneapolis.

All you have to do is put the canister outside in a safe place, chain it to something that won’t walk off, open it at 5 p.m. Monday and close it at 5 p.m. Thursday. It’s a simple lever.

Volunteers do also need to pick up and drop off the canister at the testing lab, Pace Analytical, in Southeast Minneapolis. The pickup can be done immediately before the Monday test, or between 11:30 and 1 p.m. that day.

If you’re in one of these areas and want to volunteer, call Jenni Lansing of the City of Minneapolis at 612-673-3023. The areas are:

- North Minneapolis between 44th and 34th Avenues N., from Emerson west to the city limits.

- North Minneapolis between Golden Valley Road and Plymouth, from Fremont west to the city limits.

- Northeast Minneapolis in the uppermost Northeast corner

- Northeast/Southeast south and east of Broadway and University (roughly).

Study organizers would like to have the same volunteers host canisters in August, November, February, May, and August of 2015, but you do not have to commit to all.

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Ukrainian Heritage Festival, Sept. 21
Posted 8/19/2014
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Sierra club bike tour of Minneapolis, Sept. 20
Posted 8/19/2014
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Join the Northeast Community Band
Posted 8/18/2014
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Wellness Expo: Boomers & Beyond, Sept. 9
Posted 8/18/2014
East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. NE, presents the 37th annual free wellness expo Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, showcasing community resources geared toward adults age 50 or better. The event will also feature Kairos Alive!, an award-winning arts education and performing arts program that actively engages older adults and intergenerational communities through dance, music and story participation. For more information, call 612- 781-6011, or visit www.esns.org.
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Thursday: Edison community BBQ and open house
Posted 8/18/2014
The 8th annual All NE Community and School BBQ, is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, 3:30-7:30 p.m., in front of Edison High School at 22nd Ave. NE and Quincy St. All are welcome to join this free, community-wide event as we celebrate the end of summer and kick off a new school year. Sponsored by local businesses and organizations, the event will feature a great meal, PlayWorks, the ever-popular photo booth, and many friends and neighbors. Learn more about Edison’s academic programs and community partnerships. Meet staff, visit classrooms and athletics, clubs/activities and community information tables. All NE public schools have scheduled their open houses for that day and the BBQ offers families an easy dinner as we enjoy building strong schools and community. For more information and a listing of schools’ open house times, visit www.facebook.com/NortheastBBQ, or call Pamela Vertina at 612-668-1310.
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Northside Writers Group meets Thursday
Posted 8/18/2014
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Saturday: Webber Park Library book sale
Posted 8/18/2014
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Smorgasbord at North UMC, Sept. 18
Posted 8/18/2014
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Household hazardous waste drop-off event in NE Minneapolis, Aug 21-23
Posted 8/18/2014
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GriefShare group at St. Matthew
Posted 8/18/2014
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington St. NE, will host a 12-week grief recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one. The group will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 3-Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. This group is sponsored by people who understand experience of loss and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. GriefShare sessions are designed to help participants to successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Sessions include a video seminar and group discussion. Each session is self-contained, so it’s okay if you have to miss some of the sessions. There is no charge, but registration is required. Contact Parish Nurse Kathy Rosenberg at 763-788-9427, or .
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Riverwalk at Kroening, Sept. 6
Posted 8/17/2014
January 23 marks the celebration of Chinese New Year 2012. This year the zodiac sign is the Dragon, with the special Chinese eleent of water. Come to the Kroening Interpretive Center in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis on Sunday, Jan. 22, anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. and discover the meaning of this ancient tradition and the mythology that arrives with the Year of the Water Dragon. Meet some real-life animals that live in and along the Mississippi River, then create a Chinese lantern or make your own dragon puppet and have a dragon parade along the river. This program is free and open to all ages.
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Shrek auditions, Sept. 2-3
Posted 8/17/2014
Morris Park Players presents "Shrek the Musical." The group is holding auditions for parts for children and adults ages 9 and up on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Edison High School auditorium, 700 22nd Ave. NE. Call backs will be Friday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Prepare as follows: Memorized verse and a chorus of an up-tempo song (90 sec. long or less). Bring sheet music for accompaniment. Dress for movement. Be prepared to list all scheduling conflicts for Sept. through Nov. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8.
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Artisans and crafters wanted for Oct. 4 show
Posted 8/17/2014
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Are you an older adult looking for work?
Posted 8/15/2014
East Side Neighborhood Services has partnered with Senior Service America to provide the Senior Community Service Employment Program to help older workers find permanent employment. If you are 55 or older, unemployed and a resident of Hennepin County, you can apply to our program regardless of your employment history or educational level and we will help you find work. Through paid community service positions, ESNS will help you build the experience and confidence you need to find permanent employment. Find out more by calling 612-787-4078.
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All NE Community and School BBQ at Edison, Aug. 21
Posted 8/15/2014
The 8th annual All NE Community and School BBQ, is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, 3:30-7:30 p.m., in front of Edison High School at 22nd Ave. NE and Quincy St. All are welcome to join this free, community-wide event as we celebrate the end of summer and kick off a new school year. Sponsored by local businesses and organizations, the event will feature a great meal, PlayWorks, the ever-popular photo booth, and many friends and neighbors. Learn more about Edison’s academic programs and community partnerships. Meet staff, visit classrooms and athletics, clubs/activities and community information tables. All NE public schools have scheduled their open houses for that day and the BBQ offers families an easy dinner as we enjoy building strong schools and community. For more information and a listing of schools’ open house times, visit www.facebook.com/NortheastBBQ, or call Pamela Vertina at 612-668-1310.
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Mental illness support group for young adults meets in Dinkytown
Posted 8/14/2014
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English classes for adult refugees, immigrants and asylees
Posted 8/14/2014
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Mississippi Minute Film Festival
Posted 8/14/2014
The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership announces the opening of its Mississippi Minute Film Festival. While revitalization efforts have reclaimed portions of the Minneapolis riverfront, much of it is still inaccessible and in places virtually invisible. Create a one-minute film that tugs at heartstrings or makes people laugh, that showcases an appreciation for--or the future potential of--the urban riverfront in Minneapolis. The film should inform, energize, and inspire our citizenry to action--all in 60 seconds. Submissions are due by Sept. 4, 5 p.m. Winning entries will be screened and honorees named at the third annual Minneapolis Riverfront Summit on Monday, Oct. 20 at the Mill City Museum. More details at www.mississippiminute.org.
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Tuesday: Gallery talk with Homewood’s resident artists
Posted 8/14/2014
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Free dog training to owners of "power breed" dogs adopted from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
Posted 8/13/2014
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Tonight: Cooking event for new moms at Christ Church
Posted 8/12/2014
Community Cooks, a program of Appetite for Change, brings families, new or soon-to-be moms, and community youth and young adults, together to cook a healthy and delicious meal while learning ways to build health and wealth in the community. Cook new recipes, and get to know new people. The Community Group will meet Wednesday, Aug. 20; 5-7:30 p.m. All are welcome; free childcare available. The New Moms Group meets Tuesdays, Aug. 12 and 26, 5-7:30 p.m. This group is for expecting moms and moms with babies up to 23 months; free childcare available. The Youth Intern Group (ages 14-24) meets Thursday, Aug. 21, 5-7:30 p.m..
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Save the date! JACC celebrates 50 years of service
Posted 8/11/2014
Save the date and come help the Jordan Area Community Council celebrates 50 years of service on Thursday, Oct. 16 at North Regional Library. Questions? Email .
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Minnesota Reading and Math Corps seek tutors
Posted 8/11/2014
There are currently more than 100 paid math and literacy tutor positions available for Minneapolis schools for the 2014-15 school year. Find out more at www.minnesotareadingcorps.com or www.minnesotamathcorps.com; or call 866-859-2825.
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Webber Park Library book sale, Aug. 23
Posted 8/11/2014
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Emergency responders conducting training exercise on Boom Island and Mississippi River Aug. 12
Posted 8/11/2014
From the City of Minneapolis:

The Minneapolis Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a training exercise simulating a full-scale public safety emergency 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 (exercise begins at 9 a.m.). This exercise will include participants from the Minneapolis Fire Department, Minneapolis Park Police, St. Paul Fire, Emergency Medical Services Community, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, United States Coast Guard, and the Minnesota National Guard’s 55th Civil Support Team as well as other agencies. While folks in the area may hear loud noises and possibly see smoke, this is only a training exercise. The exercise poses no danger to the public, so please do not call 911 or 311 about this exercise. That will help operators remain available to handle actual emergencies.

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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Open daily mid-April through Oct. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 1/2 hour before sunset
Mississippi Minute Film Festival

Submission deadline Sept. 4, 5 p.m.
Homewood Studios Resident Artists Show: New Work
Homewood Studios
English classes for adult refugees, immigrants and asylees
International Institute of Minnesota
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., ongoing
Movies in the Park
Logan Park
Various dates through Aug. 23
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