LLC Weekly Roundup, April 14 – 20

Spring in Longfellow!

Despite the snow, spring is here!  With the beautiful weather things are picking up at LCC. Our Annual Membership Meeting, a family friendly pie pot-luck, No Pie Charts! Only Pies! is on April 25th at Minnehaha Academy. To RSVP, click here, and don’t forget to invite your neighbors!

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Sign Up for LCC’s Resource Fair!
LCC’s Annual Membership Meeting No Pie Charts! Only Pies! will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at Minnehaha Academy North, 3100 West River Parkway, from 6:30-8:30pm. Once again, we will host a Resource Fair from 5:30-6:30pm. This year, we ask participating organizations to give a suggested donation of $20/nonprofits and $25/for-profits. If interested, please fill out this form here and pay via Square to complete your registration. There are a limited number of organizations we can accommodate, so register soon to ensure your spot is reserved! The deadline is Sunday, April 16th. For questions, email communications@longfellow.org.
 
Join the LCC Board of Directors
LCC will elect its new Board of Directors at No Pie Charts! Only Pies! on Tuesday, April 25th. Several open seats are available on the board! All levels of experience are welcomed. If you have an interest in the community, live in Longfellow, Cooper, Howe or Hiawatha neighborhood and can commit a few hours each month, you can help positively impact our community as a board member. 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 required to attend at least one committee meeting per month and participate in LCC sponsored events. For details, contact Melanie Majors at 612-722-4529 EXT 14 or melanie@longfellow.org.

Donate to the East Lake Library Book Sale!
Need room on your bookshelves?  Moving, or thinking about de-cluttering?  Children outgrown some of their books? You can help East Lake Library and gain space in your home! 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 14th

Beau Travail @ The Trylon 3258 Minnehaha Ave, multiple showings Friday-Sunday. (1999, 35mm, 92m, French with English subtitles) dir Claire Denis w/Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin. In this loose retelling of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Galoup (Lavant) gazes on while putting his foreign legionnaires through their paces (and maybe committing murder?) in Djibouti. This rare 35mm print is screened courtesy of The Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 
 
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.
 
All-Genres Book Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 10:30-11:30am.  Join a discussion of new and interesting titles in all genres. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk prior to meeting.
 
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.

Saturday, April 15th

Cultural Dance: Dances of Egypt @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 2-2:30pm.  Join the East Lake Library for a special performance of “Dances From Egypt” presented by the Jawaahir Dance and The Cassandra School.

Sunday, April 16th

Bound For Glory @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, multiple showings Sunday-Tuesday. (1976, 35mm, 147m) dir Hal Ashby w/David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon. This fictional look at Woody Guthrie in the 1930s is profound not only for Wexler’s stunning landscape and low-light photography (for which he won his second Academy Award) but also for director Ashby’s patient plotting and deft character building. 

Monday, April 17th

The Wrong Man @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 7pm. (1956, DCP, 95m) dir Alfred Hitchcock w/Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. Struggling jazz bassist Manny (Fonda) needs to borrow money against his wife’s insurance policy to help pay for her dental work. At the insurance office he is mistaken for a criminal and falls into a spiral of injustices from which there is no escape. 
 
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.
 
Conversation Circles @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 5:30-7:30pm.
Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too.
 
Wheel Building Part II @ The Hub, 3020 Minnehaha Ave, 6-9pm. This course is comprised of two three-hour sessions. Students will leave the class with a new wheel built by their own hands! Students may try for a two-wheel set if they choose). Students will provide their own materials but will receive 15 percent off wheel materials if bought through The Hub. Go in to The Hub before the Sunday prior to your class if you intend to order wheel parts.
 
Loving Our Neighbors:  A Speaker Series on Faith, Culture, & Justice
@ Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 East 40th St,  7pm.  Rabbi Michael Latz from Shir Tikvah will be the first in a series of speakers that aim to help people from all walks of life understand the common ground they stand on when addressing injustice in the community and around the world. Six more speakers will present talks on the subsequent Monday evenings at the same time.       

Tuesday, April 18th

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.

East Lake Poetry Night @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 6:30-8pm.
Bring your own poems and favorite poems to share. New and interesting poetry books from the library collection will be available to check out.
 
Jugg Slugger @ Riverview Café, 3745 42nd Ave S, 7-9pm.

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

Wednesday, April 19th

Cabin Fever @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm. (2002, HD, 93m) dir Eli Roth w/Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd. A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which in turn attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
 
Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 9pm. (1995, DCP, 81m) dir Erika Benedikty w/John Rubick, Tina Domoulin. This shot-on-video Canadian public-access favorite has been nearly impossible to see for decades. Finally available via Intervision Video, you can see Benedikty’s mad sci-fi opus, complete with bygone “computer” special effects, savage mullets and straight-up charisma from its lead.
 
Small Group Computer Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St,
9:30-11am. Get help using computers to explore the Internet, set up an email account, type a document and more.
 
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 20th

LCC Board of Directors Meeting @ Brackett Park, 2728 39th Ave S, 6:30-8:30pm. LCC’s Board of Directors Meeting is open to the public.  For details, click here.
 
Cereal Box Book-Making @ Junket: Tossed and Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 6-7pm. Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator, to make envelope-style books with cereal box bindings using recycled materials. To RSVP, click here.
 
Lego Lab @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 3-5pm. Calling all future engineers and architects! The library’s got the bricks, but it needs you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary. There will also be Duplos, so all ages are welcome.
 
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 

April 25th: No Pie Charts! Only Pies! @ Minnehaha Academy North, 5:30-8:30pm 

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

June 9th & 10th: Longfellow Garage Sale Weekend