LCC Weekly Roundup, April 21 to April 27

Spring is in full bloom with these upcoming Longfellow community events!

General Membership Meeting
If you are passionate about local issues, interested in community involvement, or would simply like to get to know your neighbors—Join us for the LCC Annual Membership Meeting, NO PIE CHARTS! ONLY PIES! This free family-friendly event features a Resource Fair (5:30-6:30), elections for new board members, and committee updates (6:30-8:30). Facebook event RSVP encouraged. Children’s activities will also be available through the Minneapolis Toy Library, because most children, understandably, aren’t interested in local committee updates.

Please bring a pie! Or two! Or three! To share with your neighbors. (We won’t limit your love of pie-sharing!)

And as always, if you have events you think we should know about, please send them to communications@longfellow.org to have them featured in our email.

It’s a great week to live in Longfellow!


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 
Join the LCC Board of Directors
LCC will elect its new Board of Directors at No Pie Charts! Only Pies! on Tuesday, April 25th. There are several open seats on the board. All levels of experience are welcomed. If you have an interest in the community, live in Longfellow, Cooper, Howe or Hiawatha and willing to participate in meetings a few hours each month, you are welcome to run for a Board position. LCC also has an open seat for a business owner or designated representative of the business. Board members meet monthly to review funding requests, respond to emerging needs of the community and plan for future events, activities and programs. Board members are also required to attend at least one committee meeting per month and to participate in LCC sponsored events. For details, contact Melanie Majors at 612-722-4529 EXT 14 or melanie@longfellow.org.
 
Midtown Greenway Coalition Accepting Applications for Greenway Glow
The Midtown Greenway Coalition is now accepting applications for Greenway Glow. Participants are invited to propose a project or performance that is sited/performed along the Midtown Greenway, a 5.5-mile long corridor for non-motorized vehicles between the Mississippi and Chain of Lakes. The project/performance should be prepared to engage a broad public audience. Applications due Thursday, June 29. The Greenway Glow will be Saturday, July 29. To apply, click here.

Donate to the East Lake Library Book Sale!
Need room on your bookshelves?  Moving, or thinking about de-cluttering?  Children outgrown some of their early books? You can help East Lake Library and gain space in your home at the same time! Friends of East Lake Library need books for the Spring Book Sale, April 28-29! Sale proceeds buy supplies for children’s and teen programs, and support adult and early literacy work.  Please donate gently used books, CDs and DVDs.  No magazines, textbooks, or encyclopedias, please (Unfortunately, people aren’t interested in purchasing those).  With all the young families in the neighborhood, we particularly need books for children!  Beginning April 10, take donations to the Library at 2727 East Lake St. and look for the red cart.  Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 9am-8pm; Wednesday, Friday. & Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm


Friday, April 21

Transition Longfellow Movie Night @ Bethany Lutheran Church, 3901 36th Ave S, 6:30-8:30pm. Join Transition Longfellow for monthly movie night with a potluck at 6:30pm, and the screening will be at 7:15pm. For details, click here.
The Butterfly Effect
Due to habitat loss and pesticides, the population of monarch butterflies in the Midwestern flyway is crashing. In rural Minnesota, landowners are doing something about it.This locally produced film shares humorous, poignant and heartfelt stories of ordinary people – gardeners, teachers, artists and citizen scientists – coming together to save the butterflies.

Losing Ground @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, multiple showings Friday-Sunday. (1982, DCP, 86m) dir Kathleen Collins w/Billie Allen, Gary Bolling, Clarence Branch, Jr. Forgotten soon after its release, Collins’s film has since gained notoriety as an exceptional piece of African American independent cinema. Her early death made this just one of two films she directed. 
 
Family Storytime @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 10:15-10:45am. 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 Storytime @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 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.
 
Let’s Get Social: Creative Journaling @ Junket: Tossed and Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 5:30-7pm. This class is $5, and will provide access to a broad variety of ethically sourced (entirely secondhand) creative supplies and materials, as well as the option to purchase and incorporate other items from the shop’s regular inventory. To RSVP, click here.

Saturday, April 22

Junket’s Third Annual Scavenger Hunt @ Junket: Tossed and Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 1-4pm. Join Junket: Tossed and Found for its third annual scavenger hunt. For details, click here.
 
Día de los Niños: Arte y Cuento / Children’s Day: Art and Stories @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, noon to 2pm. Celebrate Children’s Day at the library! Help celebrate elements of Mexican culture by reading stories, participating in an art project, and enjoying artwork created by Aurora Charter School second graders with the help of teaching artist Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra.
 
Kickoff Conversation @ Hiawatha School Park, 4305 E. 42nd St., Minneapolis, Saturday, April 22 9:30am – noon. Paul Moss, MN State Climate Adaptation Specialist will provide the latest information about extreme weather – what we can expect and when. We’ll watch the 20-min. TPT show, Climate and Health and learn who in our community is most vulnerable to health impacts. We’ll end with a brainstorm session on what we can do as a community to prepare for change and protect our neighbors and ourselves.

Earth Day Clean Up @ Longfellow Park,  9:30-noon. Everyone is welcome to join in making the community cleaner this Earth Day. Sponsored by the Minneapolis Park Board, Spirit Garage is adopting our neighborhood park as our cleanup site. Bags and gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Coffee, juice and donuts will be served BEFORE we collect trash.  Hand sanitizer will be available, and each volunteer receives a free Spirit Garage CD. Join Spirit Garage afterward, noon-3pm, for a free picnic and BBQ at the Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Meet your neighbors, meet The Squirrel Haus, and enjoy music by Bernie King and the Guilty PleasuresKernsey, and more.

Sunday, April 23

Trylon Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 3pm. Join the Moon Palace Book Club for a discussion of In the Heat of the Night by John Ball. The film version will screen at the Trylon April 24th-25th. For details, click here.
 
In the Heat of the Night @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, multiple showings Sunday-Tuesday. (1967, DCP, 109m) dir Norman Jewison w/Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates. Philadelphia homicide detective Virgil Tibbs (Poitier) is mistakenly arrested at a train station in Sparta, Mississippi, and becomes embroiled in a local murder case. Wexler’s toned-down lighting was the first tailored to an African American’s skin color. 
 
Practice Writing @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 2-3:30pm. Practice writing in a supportive community setting. Participants are provided a writing prompt, develop a response during the session, and share their completed responses with the group.

Monday, April 24

Rope @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 7pm. (1948, DCP, 80m) dir Alfred Hitchcock w/Jimmy Stewart, Farley Granger. Based on the notorious 1924 Leopold-Loeb case, Rope concerns a pair of intellectuals who murder a young man to prove their superiority—and then invite their professor over while the body lies in a trunk in the living room. 
 
Complete Tune-Up Part I @ The Hub, 3020 Minnehaha Ave, 9am to noon. The course is comprised of two three-hour sessions. The class is mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on skills development as you will be learn the basics of a bicycle tune-up. Class topics include: wheel anatomy and basic truing, hub cone adjustments, brake and derailleur adjustments and basic drive train maintenance. Bring your bike to work on and wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty.
 
Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 11am. Chase the Monday morning blues away with Moon Palace Books‘ Children’s Storytime, featuring local writer and Longfellow resident, Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel). All kids (especially those under five), and their favorite adults are welcome for a themed reading and sing-along.

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 3:30-7:30pm. Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. For more information, see www.hclib.org/homework. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

Loving Our Neighbors:  A Speaker Series on Faith, Culture, and Justice @ Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 East 40th St, 7:00 pm. A Monday evening speaker series about how their faith and culture inform justice in their communities. Light refreshments will be served. Each week we will collect an offering to give to the speaker. Speakers include representatives from the Latino, Hmong, Native American, Syrian, and Somali  communities.

Tuesday, April 25

No Pie Charts! Only Pies! @ Minnehaha Academy North, 3100 West River Parkway, 5:30-8:30pm. Join LCC for our annual membership, featuring a Resource Fair, board elections, committee updates, and a pie potluck! Bring a pie to share, and meet your neighbors. For details, click here.
 
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 3:30-7:30pm. Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. For more information, see www.hclib.org/homework. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

Jugg Slugger @ Riverview Café, 3745 42nd Ave S, 7-9pm.

Magic the Gathering @ Parkway Pizza, 4359 Minnehaha Ave, 8pm.

Wednesday, April 26

LUNAFEST @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 6:30 pm. Admission $25-$45. Enjoy nine short films by, for, and about women.  More information here.

Pub Quiz with Bill Watkins @ Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake St, 7:30pm.

The Overtones @ Riverview Café, 3745 42nd Ave S, 7-9pm.

Thursday, April 27

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 3:30-7:30pm. Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. For more information, see www.hclib.org/homework. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
 
Open Mic @ Riverview Café, 3745 42nd Ave S, 7-10pm. This weekly event is one of the longest-standing open mic nights in the Twin Cities.
 
Trivia @ Parkway Pizza, 4359 Minnehaha Ave, 8pm.
 
                                                                 


UPCOMING EVENTS 

Friday, April 28, Sentimentalism: MCAD Student Gallery Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S, 7 – 9 PM.
 
Thursday May 4, Neighborhoods 2020 Meet-up! @ Abubakar as Sadiq Islamic Center, 2824 13th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
 
Tuesday, May 9, Bike Lanes on 38th Street: Mitigation Strategies and Final PlansLongfellow Recreation Center,  3435 36th Ave S, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Longfellow Garage Sale Weekend, Jun 9 – 10