LCC Weekly Roundup, April 28 to May 4

Get out and about with this week’s community events in Longfellow!

2017 Longfellow Ash Tree Project
Do you have an Ash Tree on your private property? It’s more than likely already infested with Emerald Ash Borers–even if the tree looks healthy. What do you do now? Here is some useful information. Once trees show signs of infestation, it’s likely too late. LCC is offering a cost-sharing program to help residents treat ash trees. Selected residents will receive a free tree
inspection by Rainbow Tree Care. If the tree is treatable, the resident is eligible for a 50% discount on treatment cost. To apply for this cost-sharing program, submit an application online by Friday, May 12th, 2017.

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

Community Access Survey-April 2017
This survey was prepared in advance of LCC’s Spring 2017 “No Piecharts! Only Pies!” General Membership Meeting. We want to better gauge community access and mobility in Longfellow. Online responses will be accepted until Friday, May 12th. To learn more about the work of LCC, visit www.longfellow.org.  All participants will be entered into a random drawing for a free sweatshirt.  Since it is still cold at the end of April, a free sweatshirt could be useful and awesome! Thanks for your feedback.

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.

Friday, April 28

Book Sale @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, Noon-5 pm, Friends of the East Lake Library are hosting a book sale!  Not only are books fun, but sale proceeds will help provide supplies for children and teen programs, as well as support adult and early literacy work. (They are no longer accepting donations at this time, but thank you, and please save them for next time!)
 
Sentimentalism: MCAD Student Gallery Show Reception @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S, 7–9 pm. A collective art show, featuring seven Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) students, that explores the effect of time and memory on their artistic voices. The running concept of the gallery show is the value we assign to memory. Opening reception, with beverage and snacks, allows time to meet students and faculty from MCAD as you explore and discuss their works. Free event.
 
Fast Times at Ridgemont High @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, multiple showings Friday-Sunday. (1982, DCP, 90m) dir Amy Heckerling w/Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold. Fast Times follows a group of high schoolers as they navigate classes, dead-end jobs, and romance. Though Cameron Crowe’s script is often remembered for its loveable banter, it also marked Heckerling’s confident directorial debut. 
 
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.
 
Teen LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 3:30-4:30pm. Hang out, play games, make art and meet friends in a welcoming space for teens of all identities.
 
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.

The Red Turtle @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 11am. Rated PG. Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs, and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

Family Game Night w/ Transition Longfellow @ Bethany Lutheran, 3901 36th Ave. S. 6:30-8 pm. Have some fun and get to know your neighbors! Bring your favorite games or come and share in games others have brought. This social event is open to all ages! FREE, bring snacks to share, if you wish.
 

Saturday, April 29

Independent Bookstore Day 2017 @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 10am. Join Moon Palace Books to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. For details, click here.
 
Book Sale @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 9 am-5 pm, Friends of the East Lake Library is hosting a book sale!  Not only are books fun, but sale proceeds will help provide supplies for children and teen programs, as well as support adult and early literacy work.  (They are no longer accepting donations at this time, but thank you, please save them for next time!)
 
The Red Turtle @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 11am. Rated PG. Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs, and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

 

Sunday, April 30

Days of Heaven @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 3 pm. (35mm, 94m) dir Terrence Malick w/Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard. After an accidental murder, three desperately poor Chicagoans flee to the Texas Panhandle for field work. Although Wexler’s screen credit is for additional photography (supporting Néstor Amendros), he said he once clocked the movie with a stopwatch to verify that he had shot more than half of it. Days of Heaven is often considered one of the most beautiful films ever made. 
                                                                                                                        
The Red Turtle @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 11am. Rated PG. Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs, and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

 

Monday, May 1

Frenzy @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 7pm. (1972, Rated R) dir Alfred Hitchcock w/Jon Finch, Alec McCowen. In his penultimate film, Hitchcock tells the story of a serial killer terrorizing London. Although the explicitly sexual nature of the murders may be a departure, the film’s most critical feature is pure Hitchcock. From the very start, we come to know our killer, sympathize, and become… accomplices? 
 
Days of Heaven @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7 pm. (1978, 35mm, 94m) dir Terrence Malick w/Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard. After an accidental murder, three desperately poor Chicagoans flee to the Texas Panhandle for field work. Although Wexler’s screen credit is for additional photography (supporting Néstor Amendros), he said he once clocked the movie with a stopwatch to verify that he had shot more than half of it. Days of Heaven is often considered one of the most beautiful films ever made. 
 
Loving Our Neighbors:  A Speaker Series on Faith, Culture, and Justice at 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. Speakers include representatives from the Latino, Hmong, Native American, Syrian, and Somali communities.  The second speaker in this series is Antonia Alvarez, Co-Founded Las Asamblea De Derechos Civiles with Pablo Tapia. La Asamblea, is an organization of faith, that takes social responsibility in establishing a structure of power with cultural discipline and a just conscience of the Latino community that can influence the political process in accordance with their values, principles, and interests. La Asamblea cultivates leaders through transformational training and mentorship programs that will assure that future generations continue this work for social justice.

 

Tuesday, May 2

Days of Heaven @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7 pm. (1978, 35mm, 94m) dir Terrence Malick w/Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard. After an accidental murder, three desperately poor Chicagoans flee to the Texas Panhandle for field work. Although Wexler’s screen credit is for additional photography (supporting Néstor Amendros), he said he once clocked the movie with a stopwatch to verify that he had shot more than half of it. Days of Heaven is often considered one of the most beautiful films ever made. 
 

Thursday, May 4

Neighborhoods 2020 Meet-up! @ Abubakar as Sadiq Islamic Center, 2824 13th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.  Come meet your neighbors, eat a free dinner provided by La Loma Tamales, and discuss the future of neighborhood organizations!  Neighborhood organizations are partnering with the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) and NCR to host a series of dialogues. Each event will include small group discussions of these questions: What services, opportunities and information should neighborhood organizations provide? What are characteristics of an effective neighborhood organization? How can neighborhood organizations empower engagement?
*Translation and childcare available upon request

Quilling! Try your hand at tiny paper twirls with Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave. 6-7 pm (FREE drop-in session, no tickets necessary) Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator for this creative session. We’ll all learn about this classic (vintage! retro!) handcraft, using secondhand materials.  Drop in to the shop anytime between 6-7 pm to get creative and social with this fun and easy reuse-oriented DIY project!

Listen To Your Mother @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 7 pm
Join us for a night of storytelling at the historic Riverview Theater! This is a live reading event where local Twin Cities writers tell their true stories of motherhood from the stage! 10% of proceeds from ticket sales goes to benefit the Jeremiah Program. The mission of each Listen to Your Mother production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor.  Listen to Your Mother aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression, and also financially–through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Tuesday, May 9, Bike Lanes on 38th Street: Mitigation Strategies and Final PlansLongfellow Recreation Center,  3435 36th Ave S, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, May 6 FOUNDLORE 2 Opening Reception @ Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Avenue S. 6-9 pm.

May 24 & 25, The Riverview For fans of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (MST3K), we have a special event coming! Click here for more information.

June 9 & 10, Longfellow Garage Sale Weekend Applications and information available here.

Thursday, July 13, Restore the Gorge Open House @ St. Peder’s Church, 6-8 pm (tentative).