November 16, 2012
· NE Harvest Gathering – Monday, November 19
· Seward Winter Frolic - Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2
· City Budget Public Hearings - Wednesdays, November 28 and December 12
Community Events Calendar at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/calendar/index.htm
Neighborhood News and Events
Seward Winter Frolic on Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2
Join Seward residents for a weekend of culture, art, performance, drama, music, food, beverages, and delight! This event is co-sponsored by the Seward Civic & Commerce Association and the Seward Neighborhood Group.
1st Annual Standish-Ericsson Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 2
Kick off the season with holiday cheer at this 1st annual holiday celebration. Join Santa Claus and friends for food, hot cider, holiday music, sing-a-longs, pictures and the lighting of the 20-foot neighborhood holiday tree! Socks will also be collected for donation to St. Stephens Homeless Shelter.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association seeks Lead Organizer - resume review begins on Friday, December 7
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) currently seeking an experienced community leader to serve as LNA’s Lead Community Organizer. This is a new full-time position with benefits. The Lead Organizer will be responsible for LNA’s Organizing Team, which leads the neighborhood’s efforts to build and maintain the web of relationships in the community that allow ideas, opportunities, and resources to emerge and become reality.
Hosmer Music and Dance from Around the World Series – Saturdays through December 8 (no performance November 24)
The Hosmer Concert Series is a partnership between the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Hosmer Library and KFAI Radio made possible, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. All concerts are free of charge and held at the Hosmer Library. Upcoming concerts include Leif Alpsjo - Swedish folk music for Nykelharpa and Fiddle on November 17 and Gabe Barnett and the Big House Rounders – Jug Band Music on December 1.
Community News and Events
NE Harvest Gathering on Monday, November 19
Join neighbors at Northeast Middle School for an evening dedicated to fostering community. Associate Justice Alan Page, Founder of the Page Foundation and Minnesota's first African American Supreme Court Justice, will be this year's speaker. This free event also includes live music, dessert and discussion. Come ready to meet some new folks and discuss authentic community.
Results.net City and Neighborhood Film Festival on Thursday, November 29
Come to the Riverview Theater for a screening and awards ceremony for the Results.net City and Neighborhood Film Festival. These 3‐minute films aim to describe what makes the city and its neighborhoods great. Admission is $5, with all proceeds supporting film scholarships at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
Sounds Like Home- A benefit concert for homeless children and their families on Friday, November 30
Join People Serving People at the Grain Belt Bottling House and celebrate 30 years of providing solid help to children and families most in need. This event includes local band and local food coming together for a local cause. Tickets are $35 each, or $300 for a group of 10 tickets.
Asian and Pacific Islander Economic Summit on Wednesday, December 5
The Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Economic Summit aims to bring together decision makers, resource providers, philanthropy, and community stakeholders throughout the Twin Cities for a discussion on the current state and future of economic development in Minnesota’s API communities. The summit will focus on small business development, job creation, and asset building to identify essential solutions to meet the economic wellbeing of API Minnesotan families. This event is free, and will be held at the Brookdale Library.
City and Local Government News and Events
MPRB Urban Agriculture Plan – 3 Remaining Public Meetings:
o Saturday, November 17, 10-11:30 a.m. at MPRB Headquarters
o Monday, December 3, 6-7:30 p.m. at Farview Rec Center
o Tuesday, December 4, 6-7:30 p.m. at Nokomis Rec Center
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has begun a process to develop a plan to support urban agriculture. This plan will guide the MPRB in defining and prioritizing community needs, recommending service delivery goals, and guiding allocation of funds to support urban agriculture within the park system. Share your thoughts at an upcoming public meeting or submit comments online.
Minneapolis Climate Action Plan Open Houses on Tuesday, November 27
and Thursday, November 29
Attend an open house and learn about the Climate Action Plan, ask questions, and offer your feedback and suggestions. You can also share your feedback via a short survey.
City Budget Public Hearings on Wednesday, November 28 and Wednesday, December 12
City Council Members have just completed a series of budget hearings where they heard directly from City departments about how the budget proposal will impact their operations. These budget hearings can be watched online and are being rebroadcast back-to-back on Minneapolis 79 every weekend from November 10 until the budget is approved on Wednesday, December 12. Along with the budget hearings, the City Council will have two public meetings before a final budget is approved.
Southwest LRT Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Final Public Hearing on Thursday, November 29
Written comments accepted through Tuesday, December 11
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), documenting the potential impacts of the Southwest Transitway project, was released on October 12. A 60 day period in which the public is invited to comment on the DEIS is now underway. Public comments will inform preliminary engineering on the project, which is scheduled to begin in early 2013. The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority has scheduled three public hearings to formally gather public comments on the DEIS. The public hearings will each be preceded by an open house, where people can learn more about the Southwest LRT project and the DEIS.
Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council Open House on Wednesday, December 5
Join Homegrown Minneapolis for a celebration of urban agriculture in the City of Minneapolis. The open house will include an information fair attended by various organizations who support urban agriculture, an opportunity to learn about composting, gardening and bee keeping, and an invitation to join in a discussion on the future work of the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council.
Volunteers needed for Project Homelessness Connect on Monday, December 10 – multiple trainings to be held the week on November 26
Volunteers are needed to assist with Project Homeless Connect (PHC), a one-stop-shop of comprehensive support services for people experiencing homelessness. Past PHC events have united 125 separate service agencies, and provided a continuum of services, including mental and chemical health care, employment training and placement, comprehensive medical and dental care, haircuts, ID assistance, and voicemail services.
Stay safe while cooking this Thanksgiving – videos available in four languages
As the holidays approach many folks will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen and the Minneapolis Fire Department wants to make sure you stay safe when preparing your holiday meals. To help folks stay safe in the kitchen during Thanksgiving and throughout the year, the City of Minneapolis has produced a kitchen fire safety video that is available in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong on the City’s YouTube channel.
NCR News and Information
NRP Policy Board meeting on Tuesday, November 20
Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) meeting on Tuesday, November 27
Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities meeting on Wednesday, November 28 (date changed to avoid Thanksgiving eve conflict)
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Published Nov. 16, 2012