Weekly Events Round Up April 10-16

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 duringMinnehaha Avenue Reconstruction is available from Hennepin County. Go to the project website for regular updates.

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.

Registration for Spring Adult and Youth League Sports is currently open. Learn more about adult teams here and youth teams here.

The People’s Festival is seeking proposals for activities and entertainment for their July 4, 2015 event. Read the guidelines and parameters here.

The Minnesota Transportation Museum is seeking volunteer interpreters for the summer season at the Minnehaha Depot. Learn more here.

Friday April 10

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.

Blade Runner (final cut) screening at Trylon Microcinema (3258 Minnehaha Avenue), throughout the weekend. For more information and to buy tickets visit here.

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).

Literary Tribute to Grant Hart and Hüsker Dü at Patrick’s Cabaret (3010 Minnehaha Avenue), 9pm. Rain Taxi will present writers from near and far to gather and pay tribute to Minneapolis-based songwriter Grant Hart and seminal band Hüsker Dü. Learn more and buy tickets here.

Adult Book Club at East Lake Library (2727 26th Avenue South), 10:30-11:30. April’s book is Rodeo Snow by Pat Rhoades.


Saturday April 11

Free Tai Chi Class at N2Living (3260 Minnehaha Avenue), 1:30pm. Contact Braunson if you would like to attend or have questions (braunson@n2livingstrong.com).

Many Ways to Tell a Tale at Patrick’s Cabaret (3010 Minnehaha Avenue), 7:30pm. Curated by Beverly Cottman, this show will feature five storytellers approach to the oral tradition from different perspectives. $10 tickets can be purchased at the door.

That Movie Was A Book? hosted by Moon Palace Books and the Trylon Microcinema. Read the inspiration for Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, then watch the film at Trylon Microcinema (3258 Minnehaha Avenue) at 10am. Discussion to follow at Moon Palace Books after the screening. Learn more here.

Challenging Our Consumption: Zero-Waste Designat the Permaculture Research Institute (3957 42nd Avenue South), 1:30-4:30pm. Explore ways in which individuals and communities can reduce, re-use, re-cycle and regenerate the available resources, while keeping in mind overall consumption practices. Learn more and register here.

Seward Sustainability Fair at Faith Mennonite Church (2720 East 22nd Street), noon-4:30pm. Bring small electronics to recycle, your bike in for a tune-up, your gently used clothing to swap, and garden seeds for a seed exchange. Learn how to start a worm box and feed some visiting chickens. Food will be served by the Sisters of Camelot. Learn more here.

15th Annual World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale at the U of M Reuse Center (883 29th Avenue Southeast), 9am-4pm. Hosted by the Textile Center of Minnesota this event is a once-a-year opportunity to buy large amounts of fabric, yarn, thread, buttons, books, magazines, sewing machines, specialty equipment and more for a reduced price. Learn more here.

This Changes Everything book club hosted by Transition Longfellow at Lake Coffee House (3223 East Lake Street), 11am. The group will meet monthly for four months. The first meeting will feature the introduction and first section for discussion. Learn more here.

Sunday April 12

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.

Feria! at Zorongo Dance Theater (3012 Minnehaha Avenue South), 5pm. Come dance Sevillanas and celebrate spring with this event in the Zorongo Flamenco Sunday Series. Learn more here.

Economics of Happiness Discussion Group at Lake Street Coffee (3223 East Lake Street), 2-3pm. This group discusses the film The Economics of Happiness using the film’s discussion guide. They will be taking on two topics at a time. Learn more here.

Garden Planning Workshop hosted by Transition Longfellow at the Minnehaha Free Space (747 Minnehaha Avenue), 2-4pm. This is the first in 2 session workshop, the other will occur on April 19th. Get ready for spring by preparing your garden plan. Having a plan can be the first step for success when it comes to your harvest. Bring colored pencils or pens and paper, and know the approximate dimensions of the space you will utilize. Contact Williee Gregg for more information (wgregg11@yahoo.com).

Monday April 13

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

Open House for bicycle connection plans on Oak Street Southeast at the Argyle House (920 Delaware Street Southeast), 6-8pm. In 2015 Minneapolis Public Works is planning to install a two-way protected bikeway on Oak Street Southeast between East River Parkway and Washington Avenue Southeast. Public Works is hosting this open has to share information about the project and gather feedback from the community. Additional information is available on the project website.

Tuesday April 14

Job Search Assistance at East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street) 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.

Author Talk at East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street), 6:30-8pm. Hear local author Walter Roers discuss how to “write what you know,” with a focus on story content and the importance of how each story is told. This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the East Lake Library.

Sustainable Finances Group hosted by Transition Longfellow at Bethany Lutheran Church (3901 36th Avenue South) 6:30-8pm. Do you want to live more frugally, consciously and sustainably? Do you want to transform your relationship with money while investing in the economy of the future? Learn, share and find support in making the changes in your life, your home and your community. For more information and monthly topics visit here.

Faith Forum meeting at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church (4101 37th Avenue South), 12-1:30pm. This group brings together faith organizations to work on common projects in the community. The speaker this month is Kristina Swanberg, a ‘mental health navigator’ who is available to faith communities in the South Minneapolis Area at no charge. Please bring a bag lunch. Contact JoAnna for more information (joannalund@longfellow.org).

Community Connections Committee meets at Longfellow Park (3435 36th Avenue South), 6:30-8:30pm. Join neighbors in finding ways to make the neighborhood safer and more connected. Contact JoAnna for more information (joannalund@longfellow.org).

Wednesday April 15

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).

LCC Neighborhood Development Committee at Lake Coffee House (3223 East Lake Street), 6:30-8pm. Join neighbors in finding helping to develop the community and have input on the plans. This month Master Developers, on behalf of The Schuett Companies Inc., are proposing an affordable senior housing project with a possible second phase for affordable general occupancy housing at 2800 27th Avenue South. Contact Joe with any questions (joe@longfellow.org).

Thursday April 16

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