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August 1, 2014
Check your doorstep for the August NorthNews
Posted 7/29/2014
NorthNews front pageThe August NorthNews is being delivered to North Side residents this week.

See photos from a month of celebrations and improvements on the North Side. Get updates on Webber Park, Sojourner Truth School, and Ryan Lake. If you missed the FLOW Art Crawl, Mike Madison’s photos will make you feel like you were there. Plus, meet the candidates in the upcoming election for Minneapolis School Board, learn about CPR, and how to use an AED in an emergency.

As always, look to the NorthNews for lots of fun and interesting things to do, right close by, like events at your local parks and libraries, community events hosted by local churches and organizations, special meetings about changes happening in your community, plus art openings, music, film and theater events, classes, activities and more.

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Twin Cities Polish Festival, Aug. 8-10
Posted 7/31/2014
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Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers for basketball fundraiser
Posted 7/30/2014
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New musical "Golden Boys" at the Lab Theater
Posted 7/28/2014
Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students with ID. VIP tickets available by emailing . Find more details and purchase tickets at thelabtheater.org or call 612-333-7977.
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Friday: Open studios at Homewood
Posted 7/28/2014
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Grand opening for new Hennepin County Human Services office in North Minneapolis
Posted 7/28/2014
Celebrate the addition of a new Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department hub in North Minneapolis at a grand opening, Thursday, Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m., at 1001 Plymouth Ave. N (enter on Dupont). Tour the new facility and learn about the services provided there, including: food, health care and cash assistance; social services support; ordering licenses and certificates (at the service center Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.hennepin.us/servicecenters for a list of services provided); free parking and childcare (ages 6 weeks-10 years) during office visits. Normal hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 612-348-3000 or visit www.hennepin.us/hubs.
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Community cooking events at Christ Church
Posted 7/28/2014
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 Wednesdays, Aug. 6 and 20; 5-7:30 p.m. All are welcome; free childcare available. The New Moms Group meets Tuesdays, July 29, 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 Thursdays, Aug. 7 and 21, 5-7:30 p.m..
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Camp Capri presents "Birthday Sleepover"
Posted 7/28/2014
The stars of "Camp Capri," a summer youth theater program, will present "Birthday Sleepover," Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway Ave. "Birthday Sleepover" is an original one-act play written and directed by Greta Oglesby. It’s a pajama party filled with dance, drumming and a few more surprises. Tickets are available at the door, and cost $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12.
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Thursday: Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show
Posted 7/28/2014
River RatsThe Twin Cities River Rats are back on the Mississippi providing free family water ski shows that incorporate music, themed skits, actors, announcers and talented skiers doing stunts, jumps, human pyramids, barefooting and doubles. The River Rats accept donations, and concessions, souvenir programs, apparel and memorabilia are for sale at every show. Events are held Thursdays, July 31, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, and Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. along the Mississippi River on West River Rd. near 17th Ave. N., just south of W. Broadway Ave. There will also be a special "Military Appreciation Show" on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair; parking is free. Details at www.tcriverrats.com.
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Lundstrum Center presents Once Upon A Mattress, July 31-Aug. 3
Posted 7/28/2014
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Minneapolis parks photo contest
Posted 7/28/2014
Deadline for entries is Sept. 1, 2014.
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Global folk music concert for all ages at Sumner, Aug. 9
Posted 7/28/2014
Local group Tres Mundos will get you moving with Cuban rumba, Latin jazz and more, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2-3 p.m., at Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd. All ages welcome. Register online at hclib.org, or call 612-543-6875.
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Household hazardous waste drop-off event at Jenny Lind, July 31-Aug. 2
Posted 7/28/2014
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This weekend: Book sale at North Regional Library
Posted 7/28/2014
North Regional LibraryLibrary Friends Groups throughout Hennepin County host book sales to raise funds for their local library. North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N., will have a sale Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 3, noon-4 p.m. featuring hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback. Most books are priced at $2 or less.
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Sunday: Victory Neighborhood Garden Tour, Aug. 3
Posted 7/28/2014
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Job Search Assistance, Thursdays at North Regional Library
Posted 7/28/2014
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UCare for Seniors and Medicare 101
Posted 7/28/2014
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Storytime at the library
Posted 7/28/2014
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Cookie Cart to host Grand Reopening to celebrate renovated, expanded bakery
Posted 7/27/2014
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Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers for basketball fundraiser
Posted 7/27/2014
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Tonight: "The Wizard of Oz"
Posted 7/25/2014
St. Anthony Community Theater presents "The Wizard of Oz," on July 25-Aug. 3 in the St. Anthony High School auditorium, 3303 33rd Ave. NE. In the play, Dorothy Gale is tossed by tornado into a land where she must form new friendships to battle the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy tries to find her way home, despite the efforts of talking trees, flying monkeys and sleep-inducing poppies to thwart her plans. The director promises some "new twists" on the play, but don’t worry—Dorothy gets home. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12/adults, $10/students and seniors, and are available at the door, or online at sactheater.org.
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Learning for Leadership community corn roast
Posted 7/24/2014
Learning for Leadership, a public K-12 charter school with an eight-year history, will host a National Night Out open house and community corn roast Tuesday, Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m., at its campus just west of Columbia Golf Course, 3300 5th St. NE. The event features free food, kids games, school tours and a performance by the Fantasy Factory BMX high flying stunt show.
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Hip Hop Camp at the Capri
Posted 7/24/2014
MacPhail Center for Music will offer a Hip Hop camp for students ages 13-19, Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the b>Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway Ave. Through a variety of workshops and instruction from some of the Twin Cities finest spoken word and hip hop artists, students will write and perform their own solo or collaborative pieces, in just five days. In addition to learning the basics of beatboxing, students will also create their own beats using Garage Band software. All students will perform in a concert for family and friends in the evening of Aug. 15. Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch can attend the camp for only $25. Regular tuition is $335. Find out more at www.macphail.org/summer-camps, or call 612-321-0100.
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Camp Capri presents "Birthday Sleepover"
Posted 7/24/2014
The stars of "Camp Capri," a summer youth theater program, will present "Birthday Sleepover," Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway Ave. "Birthday Sleepover" is an original one-act play written and directed by Greta Oglesby. It’s a pajama party filled with dance, drumming and a few more surprises. Tickets are available at the door, and cost $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12.
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Open Streets returns to Lowry Avenue North, Sept. 20
Posted 7/24/2014
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Puppet show at a driveway near you! JUST ADDED: Jackson Square Park
Posted 7/24/2014
Open Eye Driveway TourOpen Eye Theater brings summer family fun for all ages to driveways near you. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a puppet show with friends and neighbors and refreshments after the show.

JUST ADDED! Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m. The Amazing Cow Boat, Jackson Square Park, 22nd Ave NE & Jackson St NE, Minneapolis

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Victory Neighborhood Garden Tour, Aug. 3
Posted 7/24/2014
The sixth annual Victory Neighborhood garden tour on Sunday, Aug. 3, 1-4 p.m., will kick off with a pre-tour garden party at noon, at the Butterfly Gardens of Loring Elementary School, 2600 44th Ave. N (44th and Thomas). There will be tour brochures, light snacks and lemonade, plus Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. The free, self-guided tour starts at 1 p.m., and features gardens of the Victory neighborhood, highlighting a wide range of gardening styles, the diversity of Victory’s landscaped spaces and the pride that residents take in their gardens and community. For more information, visit www.victoryneighborhood.org.
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Music in the Heart of Victory
Posted 7/23/2014
Music in the Heart of Victory will return to The Warren, 4400 Osseo Rd., on Fridays, Aug. 8 and 15, 5 p.m. start. Food trucks will be offering dinner. Bring chairs and blankets. Performances will be at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The line up this year includes St. Anthony Main, an a capella quartet with two residents from the Victory neighborhood, Bruce Jackson and Friends, a four-piece band whose residents are all from the North Side, Stealin’ Home, three-part harmonies and eclectic acoustic music, Dan Hylton, a Northside resident playing guitar and vocals, Richard Atkinson, playing guitar and vocals. A sixth act will be announced.
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GriefShare group at St. Matthew
Posted 7/23/2014
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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