Weekly Events Round Up April 17-23

General Information

Longfellow Community Council’s Annual No Pie Charts! Only Pies! Meeting and Pie Potluck at Minnehaha Academy, North Campus (3100 West River Parkway), on Tuesday April 21st. A Resource Fair will be from 5:30-6:30, and the meeting 6:30-8pm. Join your neighbors for updates on LCC’s activities, board elections, pie and the largest neighborhood selfie! RSVP here. Contact Jessica with any questions (jessica@longfellow.org; 612-722-4529 x12).

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 TuesdayFriday 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 schedule for road closures during Minnehaha 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 612-724-7457or 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 17

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.

Senior Surf Day at East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street), 9:30-11:30am. Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line®. Register by calling 612-543-8425.

Little Fugitive screening at Trylon Microcinema (3258 Minnehaha Avenue), throughout the weekend. For more information and to buy ticketsvisit 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).

Transition Longfellow Movie Night at Bethany Lutheran Church (3901 36th Avenue South). Potluck begins at 6:30pm, screening of Dirty Work: The Story of Elsie’s Farm begins at 7:15pm. A discussion will follow. To find out more about the film visit here.

Open Call Cabaret at Patrick’s Cabaret (3010 Minnehaha Avenue), 7:30pm. The original Cabaret format offers a mix of artistic disciplines, experience levels and creative viewpoints. There is no theme, restrictions, auditions or censorship. Cover charge is $10 at the door.

Saturday April 18

National Independent Record Store Day!Longfellow’s own independent neighborhood record store, Hymie’s Vintage Records (3820 East Lake Street), is hosting their 5th Annual Record Store Day Block Party from 11am-9pm. Learn more here.

Seward Community Co-op CSA Fair (2823 East Franklin Avenue), 11am-2pm. Learn more about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how to sign up for a program. Learn more here.

South Minneapolis Housing Fair at the Minneapolis Sports Center (2121 East Lake Street), 10am-3pm. Find information for housing improvements, whether it is a simple room make over or a complete reconstruction of a home. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Soil as Power: Building our Urban Landscapeworkshop at PRI Cold Climate (3957 42nd Avenue South), 1:30-4:30pm. Learn what urban landscapes need in order for healthy food to be grown. This is a participatory workshop in learning how to test soil and share resources on how to improve soils. Register here.

Riverstone Salon and Spa 10 year anniversary party (3764 Minnehaha Avenue), 6-10pm. Learn more here.

Curvature: Artists’ Reception at the Vine Arts Center (2637 27th Avenue South), 6-9pm. Artists Polly Norman and Pete Wroblewski exhibit their works that are figurative, curvilinear, flowing, kinetic and ‘dancey’.  The Vine Arts Center is the venue and Anda Flamenco and Las Zapatistas will provide the physical dancing whilst Norman and Wroblewski provide the metaphysical. Learn more here.

Bands for Band, Sanford Middle School Band Fundraiser at the Eagle’s Club (2507 East 25th Street), noon-6pm. Sanford Middle School students, staff, and community musicians are gathering to play music to raise funds for new band instruments. Entrance is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 18 and under. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Learn more here.

Sunday April 19

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 call612-543-5669; 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.

Garden Planning Workshop hosted by Transition Longfellow at the Minnehaha Free Space (747 Minnehaha Avenue), 2-4pm. This is the second in two workshops. 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).

Wild Read Book Club at Moon Palace Books (2820 East 33rd Street), 2pm. Join others in discussing The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin in this Octavia Butler inspired book club. Learn more here.

Roosevelt High School Pancake Breakfast (4029 South 28th Avenue), 8am-1pm. A full breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and other beverages will be served. The pancakes are all-you-can-eat. $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Burrito Brawl at East Lake Craft Brewery (920 East Lake Street in the Midtown Global Market), noon-5pm. Hot Indian Foods will face off with El Burrito Mercado in a battle of tasty burritos. One $25 ticket gets you a burrito from each, two beers and a commemorative pint glass. $5 from each ticket will support Casa de Esperanza and their mission to end domestic violence. Buy tickets here.

Merlins Rest Day at Merlins Rest (3601 East Lake Street). All day long Merlins will feature specials on food and drinks, free giveaways, music, the Morris Dancers and a special Pub Quiz at 7:30pm to celebrate their 8th Anniversary.

Monday April 13

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

North by Northwest screening at the Riverview Theater (3800 42nd Avenue South), 7pm. This classic Hitchcock film kicks off the Minneapolis Hitchcock Festival. Learn more and buy tickets toall the shows here.

Story Time with Mama Ray at Moon Palace Books (2820 East 33rd Street), 11am. This children’s story time features local writer and Longfellow resident Rachel Gabriel (aka Mama Ray). This event is geared towards kids ages 5 and under and their adults. It does include a sing-a-long portion. Learn more here.

Free Housing Law Assistance Night with Phillips Neighborhood Clinic and the U of M Law School at Saint Paul Lutheran Church (2742 15th Avenue South), 7-9pm. They will answer questions about tenant rights, housing discrimination or any other housing legal rights issue. Spanish language interpreters will be available. If you have any questions please email mnlawstudents@gmail.comor call 612-625-1552.

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.

Longfellow Community Council’s Annual No Pie Charts! Only Pies! Meeting and Pie Potluck at Minnehaha Academy, North Campus (3100 West River Parkway), Resource Fair 5:30-6:30, meeting6:30-8pm. Join your neighbors for updates on LCC’s activities, board elections, pie and the largest neighborhood selfie! RSVP here. Contact Jessica with any questions (jessica@longfellow.org; 612-722-4529 x12).

Wednesday April 15

Happy Earth Day!

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).

2nd Annual Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challengeat the Lab Theater (700 North 1st Street), 6:30-9:30pm. Pastry chefs from around the Twin Cities will have a bake off. All of their creations will feature honey in some way. Organized by the Beez Kneez Honey Delivery Service, this is a once-a-year celebration of bees. Learn more and buy tickets here.

Longfellow Garden Club Meeting at Epworth United Methodist Church (3207 37th Avenue South), 7pm. Dr. Peggy Knapp will talk about sustainable water practicies, Minnesota’s impaired waters and how the Master Water Steward program is helping.Learn more here.

Longfellow Home Brew Club at 2847 31st Avenue South, 7-9pm.  The Brew Club is for Minneapolis beer enthusiasts at all experience levels. The group meets to share information, ideas and samples of their latest beer achievements. Meetings are casual and include social time, sample tasting and featured topic discussion or presentation. This month the club will learn about harvesting yeast. Learn more here.

The Hardboiled Book Club hosted by Moon Palace Books at Du Nord Cocktail Room (2610 East 32nd Street), 7pm. The book this month is The Expendable Man by Dorothy B. Hughes. Learn more here.

Riding the Bus with my Sister screening at the Trylon Microcinema (3258 Minnehaha Ave), 7pm. To learn more and buy tickets visit here.

Thursday April 16

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