Weekly Events Round Up March 27-April 2

General Information

Sign up for Organic Recycling Pick Up today! The City of Minneapolis will start picking up organic waste separately from recycling and trash starting in August if homes opt-in to the program. Learn more here. Alternately, organics drop off at South Transfer Station (2850 20th Avenue South) is open to residents Tuesday-Friday from 12:30-7:30pm and Saturdays from 8:30-3:30pm. There is no charge to drop off household organics. See the do’s and don’ts of the program and FAQ here.

The tentative schedule for road closures during Minnehaha Avenue Reconstruction is available from Hennepin County. Go to the project website for regular updates.

Registration for spring volunteer opportunities with Great River Greening is now open. Sign up for days to help plant trees, remove invasive species like buckthorn, plant rain gardens and much more.

The HOME Program of Senior Community Services is offering a no-cost Home Assessment which will evaluate the safety of the homes of senior citizens as part of a grant through the state of Minnesota. We will check out your need for handrails, grab-bars, smoke detectors, lighting and other safety components. Elders aged 60+ residing in suburban Hennepin County and Minneapolis are eligible for this limited time offer. No sales. For more information contact 952-746-4046 or email home@seniorcommunity.org.

The Midtown Farmers Market is seeking volunteers for this season. Help is needed on Saturdays to set up, help customers compost or to take down when the day is done. Shifts are available 6-8am, 8-10:30am, 10:30am-1pm or 1-2:30pm. Experience the fun, enjoy time with your neighbors and community and get to know farmers. Contact Miguel Goebel, Market Manager at 612-724-7457 or manager@MidtownFarmersMarket.org to sign up.

Friday March 27

Last Friday Fish Dinner at Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church (2836 33rd Ave S). Dinner is served from 4:30 to 7:30 pm: fried and baked tilapia, with mashed or hash brown potatoes, meatless spaghetti, coleslaw, rolls, homemade desserts and beverages. Mini-raffles and bingo from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.. This was voted City Pages Best Fish Fry in 2013. Adults $10, Seniors (65+) $9, children 6-12 $5. Kids under 5 eat free. This is the last Fish Dinner at Saint Albert’s for the Lenten season.

Family Story Time at East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street), 10:15-11:45am. For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

Baby Story Time at East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street), 11:15-11:45am. For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown screening at Trylon Microcinema (3258 Minnehaha Avenue), throughout the weekend. For more information and to buy tickets visit here.

Friday Dinner & Discussion Series at Minnehaha Free Space (3747 Minnehaha Avenue), 6-8pm. This is the first in the March discussion series “Signs of Spring.” The topic for March 27th is radical alternatives to AA/NA 12-step programs. To find out more call 612-729-3733 or email radspacetc@riseup.net.

Twice weekly yoga classes for seniors at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (2730 East 31st Street), 10am-11am. Yoga for Seniors is being sponsored by the Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors for only $4/class. Friday classes focus on gentle yoga where you’ll learn breathing techniques, balance poses and relaxation methods. Monday classes focus on healthy, strong bones and you will learn safe movements to sustain and improve skeletal health. No registration is required. For questions call Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors (612-729-5799).

Culture Wars at Patrick’s Cabaret (3010 Minnehaha Avenue), 8-10pm on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th. In 1994 queer performance artist Ron Athey performed “Four Scenes in a Harsh Life,” which sparked a nation-wide debate around art and censorship. Twenty-one years later how does this controversy reverberate in our local and national cultural landscape? Patrick’s Cabaret, in partnership with the University of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, will host local artists exploring art, censorship and radical embodied performance. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To learn more and buy tickets visit here.

Saturday March 28

Dance Together at East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street), 10:30-11:15am. For children 1 and up. Dance with your child to develop their physical, social and literacy skills. A maximum of two caregivers may attend with each child.
Fix-It Tech Event at Waite House (2323 11th Avenue South), 10am-2pm. Bring in a desktop or laptop that needs repairs to this free event. No appointment necessary, services are first-come, first-served. Learn more here.

Glass-on-Glass Mosaic Demonstration at Junket: Tossed and Found (4049 Minnehaha Avenue), 11:30-2:30pm. Local Longfellow artist Chris Miller will teach attendees how to go from a plain sheet of glass to a unique mosaic design. This workshop is free. Learn more here.

Children’s and Teen Book Sale at the East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street), 9am-4:30pm. Books are .50 each for both hardcover and paperback. The $5 bag sale starts at 3 pm. There is a lot of teen fiction and non-fiction, elementary age books of all kinds and boxes of great picture books.

Sunday March 29

Conversation Circle for non-native English speakers at the East Lake Library (2727 East Lake St), 3-5pm. Practice English and make new friends in an informal volunteer-led setting and learn about the library too. For more information in English call 612-543-5669; Hmong, 612-543-8845; Somali, 612-543-8756; and Spanish, 612-543-8510.

Neighborhood Night at Le Town Talk Diner and French Drinkery (2707 East Lake Street), 4-9pm. This special deal for the neighbors includes $6 burger with fires, $1 off all draft beer and $1 off kids menu. This deal will be available every Sunday.

Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga at N2Living (3260 Minnehaha Avenue), 11-11:45am. This type of yoga focuses on intentional breathing and motion. The fee is $10/class with discounts if you purchase many sessions at once. Contact Braunson Landro with any questions: 612-767-0240, braunson@n2livingstrong.com.

Palos and Palmas at Zorongo Dance Theater (3012 Minnehaha Avenue), 5pm. View videos and see examples to understand the various flamenco “Palos” (or flamenco forms) and learn or review “palmas.” A $5 donation is requested.

Monday March 30

Northern Exposure screening at the Trylon Microcinema (3258 Minnehaha Ave), Monday and Tuesday. To learn more and buy tickets visit here.

Tiny Diner Farm Movie Night at the Farmhouse (3957 42nd Avenue South), 7pm. Join others in watching Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, followed by a group discussion.

3rd Precinct Advisory Council (3PAC) at MPD’s 3rd Precinct (3000 Minnehaha Avenue South), 6:30pm. For questions or an agenda contact Karen Notsch, Crime Prevention Specialist at karen.notsch@minneapolismn.gov, 612-673-2856).

The Urban Native class in growing Midwest native plants hosted by Mother Earth Gardens at Riverview Wine Bar (3745 42nd Avenue South), 7pm. Midwest native plants have been growing in popularity, especially with the news of climate change and pesticide use affecting pollinators. Mother Earth Gardens’  Stephen Gregg will walk through the basics, starting with 10 easy natives to get started with. To RSVP visit here.

Tuesday March 31

Job Search Assistance at East Lake Library (2727 E. Lake St) 3-5pm. Get assistance looking for a job, filling out applications or writing a résumé. Stop in for free one-on-one assistance with a job search representative.

Wednesday April 1

Nice Ride’s 2015 season begins!

30 Days of Biking Challenge Begins!

Gentle Yoga Class at N2Living (3260 Minnehaha Avenue), 6-6:45pm. Classes are $10/person with a $5 discount if you register and pay for 4 classes in advance. Contact Braunson Landro with any questions: braunson@n2livingstrong.com; 612-767-0240).

Advancement Committee meets at Lake Coffee House (3223 East Lake Street), 7pm. Join neighbors in finding ways to fundraise for and promote the Longfellow Community Council. Contact Jessica with questions (jessica@longfellow.org).

The Bee Situation at Mother Earth Gardens Northeast (2318 Northeast Lowry Avenue), 7pm. Join Kristy Allen of The Beez Kneez to learn about their work with the community to protect pollinators in our urban landscapes and discover what we can all do to create a better place for Healthy Bees and Healthy Lives. RSVP here.

Simple Indoor Composting: Vermiculture Workshop at The Tiny Diner Farmhouse (3957 42nd Avenue South), 6:30-7:30pm. Come found out how to create rich compost with vermiculture. Tiny Diner Farm staff will create some vermibins for the farm while showing attendees the basics.

Thursday April 2

Maker night Junket: Tossed and Found (4049 Minnehaha Avenue), 6:30-8pm. Drop in at Junket to learn how to make chapbooks with artist in residence Meg Erke. RSVP here.

Teen Geekery Club at East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street), 6-7:30pm. For teens. Are you an anime and manga fan? A cosplayer? A fan of Doctor Who, Sherlock, Homestuck or Supernatural? If yes to any of these, Teen Geekery Club is for you! Watch anime, share your artwork and discuss your favorite fandoms.