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April 17, 2014
Date change for NorthNews June edition
Posted 4/10/2014
NorthNews will be printed later than originally announced, in May, for our June edition. The paper will be dated May 28, but will be delivered starting Saturday, May 24. To accommodate the different printing date, the deadline for the edition will be Thursday, May 15.
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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.
Read more about Event #11388
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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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Discuss race at Waite Park
Posted 4/15/2014
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Saturday: Egg Drop at Kroening
Posted 4/15/2014
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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary opens April 1st
Posted 4/15/2014
The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary, 1339 Theodore Wirth Pkwy., offers a variety of birding events and Naturalist-led tours for all ages, or stroll the paths on your own. To register for programs, ask garden-related questions, or inquire about plants in bloom, stop by the Martha Crone Visitor’s Shelter, call 612-370-4903, or visit www.minneapolisparks.org. All programs begin at the Shelter unless otherwise noted. The Garden is open daily through Oct. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 1/2 hour before sunset.
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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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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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Design a reusable bag, win a scholarship
Posted 4/14/2014
Hennepin and Anoka County high school students are invited to use their creativity to show what the Minneapolis Farmers Market, and this year’s theme, "Grow Your Own Way," means to them by creating a design to be used on reusable shopping bags. The student with the winning design will receive a $1,000 scholarship. In addition, his or her artwork will be showcased on thousands of reusable canvas bags distributed to Minneapolis Farmers Market shoppers throughout the season. Two runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship. Entries must be submitted by Friday, April 18.
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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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Free home improvement workshops
Posted 4/14/2014
In partnership with the South Minneapolis Housing Fair, Minneapolis Community Education presents a series of free home improvement and homeownership workshops held at Henry High School, 4320 Newton Ave. N. and Lucy Laney Elementary School, 3333 Penn Ave. N. Classes are held on various weekday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Topics include sinks and drains (4/16), patios (4/28), perennial flower gardening (5/5), vegetable gardening (5/8), faucets (5/21) and fertilizer (5/29). Pre-registration is required. To register, call 612-668-1922 or register online at www.mplscommunityed.com.
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New Webber Park Library meetings
Posted 4/14/2014
Join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and Hennepin County staff for a series of community meetings regarding the new Webber Park Library. The next meetings will be held at the Folwell Recreation Center Gym, 1615 Dowling Ave. N, Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 15, 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 9:30-11 a.m. (Note: Future meetings may be at different locations.) These community meetings will offer more information about the planning process for a new library. Share your ideas about what you would like to see in a new library. All ages are welcome. Further information on this project will be updated at www.hclib.org/buildingprojects.
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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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Business classes for artists at Northeast Library
Posted 4/13/2014
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Discuss race at Waite Park
Posted 4/13/2014
Read more about Event #11391
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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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Learn about zoning, building permits, green initiatives for your home and more, April 30
Posted 4/12/2014
Read more about Event #11381
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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.
Read more about Event #11379
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Inside Report on Syria, May 4
Posted 4/11/2014
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Columbia Heights Public Schools co-sponsoring American Indian Pow Wow
Posted 4/11/2014
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.
Read more about Event #11375
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Community forum on incarceration
Posted 4/11/2014
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and ’Peace of Hope’ welcome the entire community and the Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy to a community meeting on Thursday, April 24, 6-8 p.m. at New Salem M.B. Church, 2507 Bryant Ave. N. For more information, contact ’Peace of Hope’ at 612-220-4678.
Read more about Event #11370
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Family History Fair, April 26
Posted 4/11/2014
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 100 Silver Lake Road NW, New Brighton, will host a free Family History Fair, Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring a series of classes covering many aspects of genealogy, from beginner to internet experts. Choose up to any five classes from the 15 being offered. Pre-register for the classes at familyhistoryfair.yellowcounter.com. A free light lunch will be served, and one-on-one help will be provided for people with specific questions on their family.
Read more about Event #11368
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55 Alive Four Hour Refresher
Posted 4/11/2014
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Community Baby Shower donations needed
Posted 4/10/2014
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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Teen Job Fair at Central Library, April 26
Posted 4/10/2014
Read more about Event #11308
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SPCO presents Thursday evening chamber music series at the Capri
Posted 4/10/2014
You can still get tickets for the final performance in the series on Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m. Tickets coast $10 and can be purchased online at content.thespco.org/events/chamber-music-series-6/, or call the SPCO ticket office at 651-291-1144.
Read more about Event #10644
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Minneapolis Earth Day Clean Up, April 26
Posted 4/8/2014
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