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April 17, 2014
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Design a reusable bag, win a scholarship
Posted 3/29/2014
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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Preserving Sacred Spaces, April 28
Posted 3/29/2014
Local resident Susan Mundale will discuss Twin Cities churches noted for their architectural and historical significance, and how they have changed over the years, Monday, April 28, 6:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Village Library, 2941 Pentagon Drive, in the St. Anthony Village Shops.
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Minneapolis Earth Day Clean Up, April 26
Posted 3/29/2014
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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden opening delayed
Posted 3/29/2014
Due to hazardous icy and snowy trail conditions, the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden will not open as scheduled on April 1. Weather permitting, garden and park maintenance staff hope to have the garden open by mid-April. Visit www.minneapolisparks.org for updates on the garden’s opening. Be sure to check out and ‘like’ the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden’s Facebook page.
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"Minneapolis Historical" app available
Posted 3/28/2014
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Teen Job Fair at Central Library, April 26
Posted 3/24/2014
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Free home improvement workshops
Posted 3/24/2014
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 3/24/2014
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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Open Streets event planned for May 31
Posted 3/24/2014
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Lundstrum Center offers summer camps, classes
Posted 3/24/2014
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MCAD art, tai chi and what it means to be a Northsider
Posted 3/24/2014
Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N., will host work by 5 MCAD artists April 11-13. Then, in conjunction with an original KBEM-FM radio drama about the Northside in the ’60s to be broadcase on April 28, Homewood Studios has invited Northside artists from several generations and cultural backgrounds to show art which reflects their sense of what it means to be a Northsider. There will be an opening reception Friday, April 18, 6-9 p.m., an artists’ panel and gallery talk on Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., and a reading by Northside Writers on Tuesday, April 29, 7 p.m. The Northside Writers Group meets Tuesday March 13, 7 p.m. And the Homewood Tai Chi group meets Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m. For more information, including updated details on opening receptions and gallery talk events, call 612-587-0230, or visit www.homewoodstudios.com.
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Run Camden 5K
Posted 3/23/2014
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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Upcoming events at North Regional Library
Posted 3/23/2014
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What’s new at The Lab Theater
Posted 3/23/2014
The Lab Theater, 700 N. First St., continues its 2013-14 season with Theater Latte Da’s "Our Town," through April 6, then hosts Collide Theatrical Dance’s production of Romeo & Juliet April 10-20, followed by One Voice Mixed Chorus: InsideOUT! April 24-31. They round up their season May 2-18 with Theater Latte Da’s "NEXT" Find more details and purchase tickets at thelabtheater.org or call 612-333-7977.
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Join a Local Food Resource Hub
Posted 3/23/2014
A Local Food Resource Hub is a community-based network of residents, organizations, and businesses supporting each other to grow, cook, preserve, and compost their own fresh produce. Hubs benefit communities by connecting neighbors and increasing access to healthy food. Residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul can join the Local Food Resource Hubs and select a small, medium, or large garden package- prices vary by size and partial scholarships are available. Gardening Matters orders the seeds and plants in bulk, which allows residents very affordable prices on garden packages. Members pick up their seeds and plants at distribution events held across Minneapolis and St. Paul, which are run by Gardening Matters, Hub members, and countless neighborhood partners and volunteers. Residents can attend a seed distribution event Saturday, April 5, noon-3 p.m., at Christ English Lutheran Church, 3210 Oliver Ave. N. Otherwise, contact Gardening Matters at 612-821-2358, or visit www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs for more information about the program, including a map of the Hub areas and the sign up form. English and Spanish paper forms are available from Gardening Matters and can be downloaded from the website as well.
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Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Posted 3/21/2014
The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival returns to the St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main St., April 3-19. Join the more than 40,000 attendees at this premier film event in Minnesota where you can see over 250 international, local, and national feature length and short films from 60+ countries, meet visiting international filmmakers, and attend a host of events, parties, and panel discussions. Visit mspfilmsociety.org for more information.
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