Minneapolis In-Touch: Issue 2
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Seward Neighborhood Garage Sale on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
Spring is here, and the Seward Garage Sales are coming up fast! Last year there were over 100 sales throughout Seward, with bargains for everyone. One person's stuff is another person's treasure, or, at the very least, a fabulous deal.
Learn more at www.sng.org
Linden Hills Festival on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15
Please join us for a celebration of all things Linden Hills! The Linden Hills Festival is a great way to kick off the summer with a weekend of activities.Saturday events include a neighborhood-wide garage sale, and a Sidewalk Sale and music in the hub of Linden Hills ( Upton Ave S and W 43rd St). Sunday events are located at Linden Hills Park ( Xerxes Ave S and W. 43rd St) and include group yoga, a parade around the park, Silent Auction (proceeds go back to the community), great music, a treasure hunt, games, rock climbing wall, Art Fair and Marketplace, Linden Hills Library book sale, and delicious food and beverages served up by hard working volunteers.
Learn more at www.lindenhills.org .
See how they do it! The Linden Hills Festival Zero-Waste Initiative
Held annually for 37 years, the Linden Hills Festival is both a fundraiser for the neighborhood organization ( http://www.lindenhills.org) and a neighborhood event. Linden Hills is a very family-friendly and progressive neighborhood located in SW Minneapolis. The Festival first undertook a zero waste initiative in 2008 and has continued in subsequent years.
Learn more at http://www.mngreengatherings.org/
Harrison Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, May 15th, 2011
From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Mildas Caf, 1720 Glenwood Ave N. Clear your schedule and invite everyone you know! This is our third Pancake Breakfast (in recent years) and it is a lot fun. We are still looking for a few more volunteers. See you there and bring your appetite!
Learn more at http://www.hnampls.org/
Art-a-Whirl Open Studio and Gallery Tour on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22
See the art and meet the artists! Over 500 local artists participate in this highly anticipated annual event. Hop aboard a trolley that makes stops at the main buildings, or visit the welcome booths at 13th & Marshall and Quincy & Broadway and tour on your own.
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/4y6n84o.
5K Northside Street Race, SOC Open House and Bike Fest Kickoff on Saturday, May 21
The 5K Northside Street Race kicks off from 4119 Dupont Ave. N. at 8:00 a.m. concurrent with the "y’all run" for peace officers in honor of the late Captain Otto Wagenpfeil. To register for the race, visit www.active.com. Special Operations Center Open house activities include free food, music, tour of facilities, public safety equipment, police dogs, and robotics.
Kick Off of Bike Fest 2011! The first bike fest this year is at the SOC Open House on Saturday, May 21 (SOC – 4119 Dupont Avenue North). Bike mechanics will be on hand to make minor repairs and adjustments, plus teach simple bike repairs and maintenance. Four new kids’ bikes will be given away, and there is a safety course for kids ages 6-12. For information or to volunteer: 612-521-2100.
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/45yc862
Kingfield Garage Sale on Saturday, May 21
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. throughout the neighborhood.
Learn more at kingfield.org/garage-sale
Powderhorn Home Improvement and Gardening Fair on Saturday, May 21
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At Powderhorn Park Building, 3400 15th Ave S. All are invited to the Powderhorn Home Improvement and Gardening Fair, co-sponsored by PPNA and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Come for housing, garden, and yard exhibitors, a plant swap and more!
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/3r4yu5w.
Cleveland Neighborhood Plant Swap on Saturday, May 21
From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 3400 Queen Ave N. Thinning out your garden? Moving things around and want to make room for some new plants? Come to the Cleveland Neighborhood Plant Swap! Share ideas, stories and plants with your neighbors. This is part of the Spring Cleaning and Greening Day!
Historic Hollywood Theater Open for Tours on Saturday, May 21
12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to tour the historic Hollywood Theater ( 2815-2819 Johnson St NE) during Art‐A‐Whirl weekend in Northeast Minneapolis.
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/2fq3d4l
Northeast Park Celebration in the Park on Saturday, May 21
From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Northeast Park, 1615 Pierce St. NE. Get out and meet your neighbors in Northeast Park. Meet in front of the park building at the north end of the park. (Rain or Shine!) Moon Walk and Bounce House; ice cream; face painting; Fire Department; naturalist; music and dancing! Sponsored by Northeast Park Neighborhood Association and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Harrison African American Think Tank on 4th Thursdays of each month
The group creates an environment in which African American Leaders in Harrison can come together to discuss issues, organize, educate, and invest to improve community. The African American Think Tank meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please call 612-374-4849 to confirm the meeting location.
Learn more at http://www.hnampls.org/
Cleveland Neighborhood Association Hiring Community Organizer
The Cleveland Neighborhood Association currently seeks a part time (~10 hours/week) community organizer who will engage residents and other stakeholders to determine their issues and priorities for the improvement of the neighborhood, encourage participation in the organization and facilitate the dialogue between the residents , other stakeholders and the neighborhood organization. The Community Organizer will serve at the direction of the Board of Directors and the CNA coordinator. Some evening and weekends will be required. Deadline is may 31.
Learn more at http://www.clevelandneighborhood.org/organizer.html
WBC is hiring an EBT Intern for the West Broadway Farmers Market!
The West Broadway Farmers Market is a project of the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC). WBC is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to fill our EBT Intern position for the upcoming 2011 season. 2011 is the inaugural year of the market. The market will be open twice weekly (one weekend day and one weekday) June-October. Application deadline is May 23.
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/3kb2nn8
Preserve Minneapolis 2011 Minneapolis Summer Walking and Biking Tours May through September
Celebrate summer this year by enjoying a walking or biking tour of historic Minneapolis sponsored by Preserve Minneapolis! In 2011, Preserve Minneapolis, a non-profit, volunteer organization of historic preservationists, assumed responsibilities from the City of Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Walking Tours. Starting in 2011, we are asking participants to pay approximately $5 per tour (see each tour for details). The fees will be reinvested to fund a perpetual tour program.
Learn more about walking tours.
7th Annual Ceremonia Chalchiutlicue & Environmental Justice Summit
The Chalchiutlicue Environmental Justice Summit and Ceremony in honor of the water will take place on Friday, May 20 at the Paul & Sheila Wellstone Center in Saint Paul, on Saturday, May 21 at Powderhorn Park, and on Sunday, May 22 at Fort Snelling State Park. There will be arts activities, aztec dancing, environmental, cultural and historical information sharing. The entire event is free and open for the public to join in throughout any of the three days. (Made possible by Ce Tempoxcalli, Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, QUITPLAN, Capitol Region Watershed District and the Paul & Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building along with many community partners, supporters and volunteers. Thank you!)
Learn more at www.chalchiutlicue.org
NCR/NCEC News and Information
The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or should you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting 311 or (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157.
Do You Know Whom Your CPED Sector Liaisons are?
The City of Minneapolis is coordinating and supporting its work geographically, across divisions, with five Sector Teams. Each Sector Team includes members from Planning, Housing and Economic Development. The liaisons provide a simple point of access and communications for elected officials, partners and the community.
Invite Minneapolis Animal Care & Control To Your Next Event
Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) is a full-service animal shelter located just north of downtown. Our officers handle 15,000 field service calls annually and bring 3,500 animals to the shelter each year. MACC is available to attend local community and neighborhood events to present information on responsible pet ownership, dangerous dogs in the city, the importance of pet licensing, and to license pets on the spot. Contact Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower at Jeanette.Wiedemeier@minneapolismn.gov or by calling (612) 673-6244.
Learn more at Animal Control website.
2011 Minneapolis Resident Survey Results now Available
The City of Minneapolis contracted with National Research Center, Inc. to conduct a city wide resident survey. The survey provided residents the opportunity to rate the quality of life in the City, as well as service delivery and their satisfaction with local government. The survey also allowed residents to provide feedback to the City on what is working and what is not, and share their priorities for community planning and resource allocation.
To view the results, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/4247f9t.
NCEC Commissioner Elections for Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 on June 25.
This year, seats for neighborhood districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 are up for election through the neighborhood election process. You can find a map of the commission districts at NCEC Neighborhood Election Process. In addition, 1 Mayoral, 2 City Council and 1 Park Board seats are up for appointment through the City’s appointments process. Saturday, June 25, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, American Indian OIC, 1845 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN.
Learn more at NCEC Neighborhood Election Process.
Download the 2011 Neighborhood Commission Election Process.
Apply to be a Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner
Applications are now being accepted to serve on the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission. This year, neighborhood districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 are up for re-election through the neighborhood election process. In addition, 1 Mayoral, 2 City Council and 1 Park Board position are up for re-election through the City’s appointments process.
Learn more at: NCEC Neighborhood Election Process
NCEC Meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at Central Library, Doty Room.
Regular meetings of the NCEC are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The May meeting is located at the Central Library in the Doty Room, 300 Nicollet Mall.
Learn more at the NCEC website
The LiveMSP Buying Into the City Home Tour will take place on Saturday May 14th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in North and South Minneapolis neighborhoods. The starting addresses for the tour are 3835 Fremont Ave N and 4048 5th Avenue S. These are both GMHC rehabbed NSP homes. A $1,500 incentive is offered for homes purchased on the tour.
Learn more at: http://tinyurl.com/3nht6yn
Precincts hosting open houses in recognition of National Police Week, May 16 to 21
In recognition of National Police Week, all of the City’s police precincts are opening their doors and inviting their neighbors to drop by to meet officers, crime prevention specialists and the precinct commander. Visitors will be able to tour the stations, see police squad cars and police equipment, pick up crime prevention information and enjoy free snacks.
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/44daasy.
Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect on Monday, May 23
The next Project Homeless Connect will be held on May 23, 2011, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Project Homeless Connect brings volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels together to serve people in our community experiencing homelessness. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, but the majority of volunteers will act as guides, partnering with guests to help them find the resources they want.
Learn more at www.homelessconnectminneapolis.org
Blueprint for Action Youth Violence Prevention Conference on Friday, May 27
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St SE. Keynote speaker US Attorney General Eric Holder. To RSVP for this FREE conference, contact Diane Haugesag at (612) 673-2907 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For Questions about the conference please contact Bass Zanjani at (612) 673-5438 or email@example.com. If you need this material in an alternative format please call Ahmed Muhumud at (612) 673-2162 or email Ahmed.Muhumud@minneapolismn.gov.
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/3vx4ayl.
May Public Meetings: Changes Proposed to Improve Community Involvement in Minneapolis Park Projects
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has developed a draft new policy and ordinance amendment related to how it involves the community in park projects, and is seeking public review and comment through mid June on the proposed changes. The policy and amended ordinance on community involvement are designed to improve practices for how the MPRB works and communicates with Minneapolis residents and park users.
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/3v2c5b6.
Minnesota GO Public Workshop on May 23.
Join the Minnesota Department of Transportation as they bring their interactive workshop to St. Paulyour ideas and thoughts about the future of transportation will shape a long-range transportation vision for the state. The meeting will consist of a series of small group discussions and activities, so plan to arrive on time and stick around. For translation or other accommodations contact: Janet Rae Miller firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.366.4720 (allow three business days). Monday, May 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Como Park, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive in St. Paul.
Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/3o8m8hk.
Progress, not Perfection (i.e., "Corrections"):
Tradition holds that ancient artisans deliberately crafted imperfections into their work so as not to offend the gods. In that spirit, the first issue of Minneapolis inTouch imperfectly reported that the May Committee of the Whole meeting of the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission would be on May 16. The perfectly correct date was May 11. Sorry for the imperfection (deliberate or otherwise), and any associated inconvenience.
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
City of Minneapolis
Tri Tech Center, Room 220
331 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
To strengthen our city’s quality of life through vigorous community participation, resident involvement in neighborhood and community organizations, and supporting clearly defined links between the City, City services, neighborhood and community organizations.
Published May. 13, 2011