Weekly Events Round Up April 3-9

General Information

The Longfellow Community Council is seeking applicants for a new Communications and Events Manager. Read about the job duties and how to apply here. Applications are due by April 10th.

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 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 612-724-7457or 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 3

Happy Passover!

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.

The Guy Dick Miller 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).

Saturday April 4

Radical Parenting Discussion Group at the Minnehaha Free Space (3747 Minnehaha Avenue),6-8pm. Join the group for a reading, question and answer session and a social hour with Rad Dad’s Tomas Moniz. New issues of Rad Dad will be available at the event. Childcare will be provided. To learn more contact radspacetc@riseup.net; 612-729-3733.

Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt at Sibley Park (1900 East 40th Street), 9:30-12:30pm. Brunch will be served along with fun activities like egg coloring, a scavenger hunt, art projects, a golden egg hunt, face painting, a magic show and more. The event is for all ages. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Register here.

Plant Family Discussion at the Riverview Wine Bar (3747 42nd Avenue South), 10:30am-noon. Each month this discussion group will discuss a different plant family to investigate, mainly be looking at the families of plants, how to grow and harvest them and how to cook them. For more information visit here.

Sunday April 5

Happy Easter!

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.

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.

Sign up for a free potters wheel class at First Free Methodist Church (2901 39th Avenue South), 10:45am. Ceramic artist and potter Pastor Dan Goddard will deliver the Easter Sunday message from his potters wheel, with the opportunity to sign up for this class (valued at $400) for free. Contact612-729-5751 or pastor@ffmcm.com with questions.

Monday April 6

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

Tuesday April 7

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.

Adult Non Fiction Book Club at East Lake Library (2727 East Lake Street), 6-7pm. The club will be discussing The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely.

Public Forum on Minneapolis Parks hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Armatage Park Community Center (2500 West 57th Street), 7-8:30pm. The panel discussion will feature Jayne Miller and Steve Cramer. The MPRB is facing challenges in maintaining the park system while adding new parks to meet the needs of a growing and changing city. This forum will explore new ways of funding, developing and managing parks.

Learn to Knit with Transition Longfellow Skillshare at Lake Street Coffee (3223 East Lake Street), 6:30-8pm. Learn the basics of knitting with experienced knitter Susan Aguirre. Bring straight size 6 knitting needles and worsted weight smooth yarn. Contact Susan with any questions (susanhaguirre@gmail.com).

Wednesday April 8

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).

Community Happy Hour at Du Nord Craft Spirits (2610 East 32nd Street), 5:30-7:30pm. Join your neighbors for happy hour at one of the newest spots in Longfellow! Drop by for a drink and chat with someone new. The Du Nord Cocktail Room does not serve food, so pick some up at one of your favorite Longfellow restaurants and bring it to the Cocktail Room. RSVP here. Du Nord Craft Spirits is donating 10% of the sales made during the event to LCC!

River Gorge Committee meets at Hiawatha School Park (43rd Avenue South & East 42nd Street), 6:30-8pm. Join others in finding ways to protect and promote the Mississippi River Gorge in the Greater Longfellow neighborhood. Contact JoAnna with any questions (joannalund@longfellow.org).

Thursday April 9

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

Seed Starting: Family-Friendly Class at the Permaculture Research Institute (3957 42nd Avenue South), 6-8pm. This class will cover everything you need to know to start seeds for this spring including: seed starting schedules, variety selection, options for containers and media, where and how to start seeds along with when and how to plant them outside. Learn more and register here.