Weekly Roundup 11/10-11/16

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!

Upcoming & Ongoing–

Please Notice: Annual chili Cook-Off fundraiser is canceled.
We regret to inform you that LCC’s Annual Chili Cook-off, scheduled for Sunday, November 12th  has been cancelled.  In order to hold this event, we require a certain number of chili cook contestants and were unable to meet this threshold based on a lack of participation.  We do understand this is a busy time of year with the election, hunting season, football season, and Thanksgiving.
Any person who has paid in advance for the event will be refunded in full.  The event will be rescheduled in 2018 on a date and time more convenient to residents and businesses.


Next Thursday, November 16, 2017 is Give to the Max Day!*

This is your community, and investing in it directly helps to keep Greater Longfellow one of the most successful and livable neighborhoods in the City of Minneapolis!

This is your community. Your voice and feedback are important and LCC sponsors, facilitates, organizes, and promotes meetings to inform the neighborhood, answer questions, and receive feedback or input regarding major developments. We regularly develop and administer surveys and share your opinions with elected officials.

We need a strong neighborhood organization of committed and passionate citizens; LCC works to facilitate that. Residents and local businesses make our community vibrant and strong. LCC’s work is grounded in community engagement and feedback. Greater Longfellow is wonderfully diverse in its people, assets, and opinions. LCC markets and promotes positive events, readings, speakers, music, films, performances, etc. that are offered to residents inside and outside of our community.

To donate, click here
If you are willing to donate we would genuinely appreciate your support. If not, that’s okay too. You are still an amazing person and valued part of our community! And there are other ways to be involved in shaping your community. Interested in volunteering for events? Email carly@longfellow.orgOur committees actively shape this community, voice neighborhood concerns, and support engagement. Interested in affecting neighborhood issues you’re passionate about?  Consider checking out a monthly committee meeting, or even joining!  For more information email ashleigh@longfellow.org or visit: http://www.longfellow.org/committees/

*After last year’s issue of the GiveMN website being down for several hours, we decided it would be a more reliable and financially viable option (to avoid additional fees) for donations to be made directly to LCC.  We apologize for any inconvenience this my cause and are still very grateful for your willingness to give.

Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors, with and without disabilities, brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools.  Featuring Kevin Kling as the masterfully foolish storyteller who brings the action to life, Interact turns The Lab Theater into an enchanted kingdom of intrigue, evil doing and redemption. Add a five-piece orchestra with original music by composer Aaron Gabriel and enter the rabble!

The Lab Theater – 700 N. 1st Street, Minneapolis 55401
ASL: Saturday, November 25th at 7 pm
AD: Thursday, November 30th at 7 pm and Saturday, December 3rd at 3 pm

For tickets and more information visit us at:  feastoffools17.bpt.me   or call 1.800.838.3006
Opening Night:  $65 includes performance, dinner and drink ticket
General Admission:  $22 • Students:  $10
DIS/Cover Tickets:  $5 each for patrons with a disability and their companion/staff

“Anguish and Hope” November Exhibition @ Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • November 4 – 25, 2017 • 31 Minnesota artists comment on the economic, social, political and environmental state of our country. This diverse group of artists will present in paintings, prints, fiber art, sculpture, interactive pieces and poetry.  Gallery is open: Thursdays from 5:30-6:45 pm, Fridays from 4-7pm, and Saturdays 11am-5pm for the duration of the show.  (except Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov 23).



Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

 **Community Satisfaction Survey: This survey was created for the Longfellow Community Council’s General Membership Meeting on October 24th, 2017. It will be available online until 5pm tomorrow, November 10th!

LCC offers surveys throughout the year to gauge residents’ opinions and concerns on various issues of local interest. For more information on surveys, or to learn about past survey results, visit http://www.longfellow.org/neighborhood-surveys/ or contact LCC’s program manager at ashleigh@longfellow.org.


Friday, November 10

Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am

All-Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am

Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 11:15-11:45am

Teens LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-4:30pm

Kilt and Corset Night @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, All night! Get in the spirit of your heritage by wearing your Tartan. Or if the mood strikes, why not a corset? This gathering takes place every Friday!

Irish Session & Highland Pipes @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, 8:30pm. A traditional Irish music session lead by the finest musicians around with interludes by Highland pipers! If you play Irish music, you are welcome to join in! This is a very impromptu gathering that occurs most Fridays. However, some Fridays the crew may be otherwise engaged. Come early for a great spot!  

Art Opening: To allow for breath : Work by Mara Duvra @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave S. 7pm • Exhibition by Mara Duvra , November 10 – December 10 :: ~ This is a meditation on longing / on interiority and blackness / on self definition and a process of becoming / on feeling / on moments that fracture and the surreality of otherness / on morning light and devotion / on words that cling to flesh / on emotional and visual motifs / on flesh / on fragments from another day / a silent elsewhere / a tender seam

Grand Opening Exhibition, Small Objects: Part 1 @ Lacuna Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. Studio A • 6pm • Lacuna Gallery opens it’s doors to you for the first time! Join us for our Grand Opening Exhibition, Small Objects: Part 1. With over 30 invited artists from near and far exhibiting sculptural works under 12 cubic inches, it’s a great way to kick off the opening of Lacuna Gallery! Show Dates: November 10th-December 17th Opening Night: Friday, November 10th, 6-10pm Exhibiting artists: Katayoun Amjadi, Allison Craver, Brian Davis, Stephanie DeArmond, Amanda Dobbratz, Lauren Duffy-Pechacek, Angela Eastman, Ryan Embry, Kevin Fey, Ben Fiess, John Fleischer, Ryan Fontain, Chris Groth, Bianka Groves, Anders Hamilton, Gustav Hamilton, Juss Heinsalu, Qwist Joseph, Koch and James, Brady McLearen, Erin Paradis, Elizabeth Pechacek, Jasmine Peck, Francis Pineda-Fischer, Amelia Salisbury, Mark Schoening, Ginny Sims, Alexis Stiteler, Brittany Trushin, Anna Van Voorhis, Joshua Woof, Dustin Yager and Rebecca Zweibel.
Restoring Power: Trauma & Resilience for Organizers w/ Restoring Power: Trauma and Resilience for Organizers @ Land Stewardship Project, 821 E 35th St • Noon-6pm • This workshop is a 6 hour exploration of the dynamics of trauma and resilience; their expression in our bodies, their active presence in our communities and their relationship to organizing, alliance building and change. We will share tools for expanding our resilience and clarity in the face of oppressive patterns, systems, and organizing challenges.

The Presenters-
Ricardo Levins Morales:  Ricardo has been active in grassroots social and labor struggles from an early age. As a movement artist he creates images to counter the paralysis that the trauma of oppression impose. He provides support to organizations, activists and leaders to help them seek greater effectiveness.
Molly Glasgow:  Molly combines her experience as a bodyworker and community organizer to draw connections between the impacts of trauma and our work. She focuses on sharing tools to address the effects of trauma on our bodies and communities, approaching this work with transformative and healing justice in mind.

Who is an organizer–We do not have a strict definition of “organizer.” We generally consider it to be someone who brings people together to affect change through collective action.
Cost–We are offering this workshop courtesy of funding through the Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation.
Food–Lunch will be provided at 1:30pm. If you have specific restrictions, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.
Registration–Registration is required, space is limited. We will prioritize registrations from indigenous people, people of color, queer and trans folks. Registration does not guarantee attendance. Participants will be notified by email. We ask that all confirmed registrants contact us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend so we can open up your spot to someone on the waitlist.

Sarah Morris Album Release w Graham Bramblett, Becky Rae Dalton @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $12 Advance / $15 Day of show • MN Music Coalition & Nobool Presents: Sarah Morris Album Release “Heart In Need of Repair” with special guests Graham Bramblett, and Becky Rae Dalton. The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to host an album release by the talented Americana singer-songwriter Sarah Morris.

Over the last five years, Sarah has earned a reputation for engaging performances, with a voice both clear and lush. Sarah hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where from a young age, she immersed herself in her parent’s eclectic record collection before finally falling in love with the storytelling and songcraft in country music. Spending a few years in Music City instilled a traditional songwriting sensibility that has earned her latest album Ordinary Things international airplay, critical acclaim, and has propelled her into the national spotlight. The marriage between Morris’s captivating vocals, sharply crafted lyrics and her talented band, the Sometimes Guys (Thomas Nordlund, Andrew Foreman, and Zachary Schmidt) creates a signature sound steeped in folk-rock, alt-country and sprinkled with a bit of pop. Supporting Sarah in her new CD release is St. Paul singer-songwriter Graham Bramblett and Minneapolis Becky Rae Dalton who also just released her own new record Ready or Not.



Saturday, November 11

Boneshaker Book Club: Antifa @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S • 9am • The November 11 book club selection is “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” by Mark Bray. It is currently in-stock at a 20% discount for all readers. Pick up a copy today!
The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation. We meet at the bookstore on the second Saturday of every month from 9-11am.

ABOUT THE BOOK: In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, and Donald Trump’s initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the “antifa” opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where did it come from? In a smart and gripping investigation, historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a detailed survey of the full history of anti-fascism from its origins to the present day — the first transnational history of postwar anti-fascism in English. Based on interviews with anti-fascists from around the world, Antifa details the tactics of the movement and the philosophy behind it, offering insight into the growing but little-understood resistance fighting back against fascism in all its guises.

InsideOut, curated and moderated by Su Hwang @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave S. • 4pm • Coffee House Press and the White Page Gallery are thrilled to present InsideOut, an artist talk on the various modes in which three poets and two visual artists merge language, imagery, psychology, history, and research––to tackle issues such as (non)motherhood, madness, creative labor, identity, and beyond. This event will be curated and moderated by Minneapolis-based poet Su Hwang. Hwang was awarded the 2017 Coffee House Press In The Stacks residency fellowship at Dickinson House, a space for writers and artists in East Flanders, Belgium. While in residence, and through her many conversations with fellow Dickinson House resident-poets Arra Lynn Ross and Asiya Wadud, she began work on her second poetry collection, titled ROOST. Upon her return from Belgium, she took part in a Hinge Arts Residency, sponsored by Springboard for the Arts, at the historic Kirkbride treatment center in Fergus Falls, MN, where she met artist Holly Streekstra, whose own investigative practice further inspired her new work. Hwang, Ross, and Streekstra will be joined by poet Miriam Karraker, White Page Gallery’s summer writer-in-residence, and artist Mara Duvra, whose current exhibition will be on display. They’ll hold a discussion on solitude, collaboration, and the role that residencies play in building community and sparking new creative projects. After each artist reads/presents a sampling of their respective work, a panel discussion and a short Q&A session will follow. Then we will head to The Lynhall in Uptown to continue our chat over drinks, coffee, and pastries. For artist bios and more info, please visit chpinthestacks.tumblr.com. Participating Artists: Mara Duvra, visual artist: maraduvra.com Su Hwang, poet: suhwang.com Miriam Karraker, poet Arra Lynn Ross, poet Holly Streekstra, sculptor/installation artist: hollystreekstra.net In absentia: Asiya Wadud, poet: www.asiyawadud.com

Pre-Cranksgiving DIY Pannier Workshop @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3020 Minnehaha Ave. • 6pm • The Hub is partnering with the good folks from Cranksgiving to teach you how to build your own bucket panniers! Sara Chars from Cranksgiving Twin Cities 2017, the annual food drive alleycat, graciously offered to share her extensive knowledge of bike packing and DIY-making in a workshop format hosted by The Hub at our 3020 Minnehaha Ave store. Supplies will be limited, so please consider bringing your own buckets. Sara recommends the 4 gallon, square lid style that are commonly used to hold cat litter! We’ll provide tools and small parts, so don’t worry about the little stuff. If possible, please bring your bike equipped with a rear rack so we can get accurate measurements. For a proof of concept and a few shots of the bucket panniers in action, check out the link below: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=1841#39239 Don’t forget to sign-up for Cranksgiving: https://www.facebook.com/events/670748549798957/

Medisterpølse-making Class with Joel Mortensen @ Danish American Center, 3030 W River Pkwy • 9am • Do you love eating homemade medisterpølse, but don’t want the mess of making it at home? Have we got the class for you! Joel Mortensen is again teaching his hands on Medisterpølse Masterclass. Sign up today and be a Jul-hero with homemade medisterpølse this holiday season. Class Fee: $25 (not including pork) + approximately $4 per lb for ground pork • Class Fee covers: Spices, onions, broth and casings called for in the recipe Medisterpølse recipe and expert instruction Stuffing You should bring: Bowl(s) – The bowl should be large enough to hold all of your raw meat with space to spare so that you can add spices and broth and get it all mixed together without sloshing over the edge. Knife – You’ll be mincing onions, so make it a good sharp one Cutting board – This is optional but helpful if you don’t want to share. Large Glass Measuring Cup – Also optional but helpful Apron – Not required, but good idea since we will be working with raw meat. If you’d like to attend, please let Joel know as soon as possible by RSVPing to the contact information listed below. Include your name and how many pounds of medister you’d like to take home. (He needs to give the butcher time to get the pork properly ground.) RSVP: Joel Mortensen morte007@umn.edu or 612-724-1814

The Belfast Cowboys @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • 7pm Doors :: 7:30pm Music :: 21+ 7-9pm Summit Brewing Happy Hour – $1 OFF $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show • 8pm • Summit Brewing Co. & Nobool Presents The Belfast Cowboys Saturday, November 11 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Nobool Presents is proud to present The Belfast Cowboys for a triad of concerts this fall/winter at The Hook. These concerts start early with 3 fat sets taking us into the wild night! The Belfast Cowboys have become one of Minnesota’s most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare. In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.
Cooking With The Seasons:Fall Herbal Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St. • 2pm • $15 • With the change to cooler weather and winter on its way, now is an important time to fill your body with nourishing foods. Learn how to add herbs to your daily favorites. Class includes samples and recipes.
15th Annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck @ Matthews Park Recreation Center, 2318 29th Ave S • Noon • Join us for our 15th Annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck at Matthews Park Recreation Center in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. This event is open to all of our supporters, donors, volunteers, families, and friends. Our annual Thanksgiving potluck is an opportunity to enjoy an abundant array of delicious vegan food alongside with member our thriving compassionate community. We’ve got plenty of reasons to be grateful!
Please bring a vegan dish to share (no meat, milk, eggs, butter, cheese, or honey). We are aiming for a combination of appetizers, fruit and veggie salads, side dishes, main courses, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring an ingredient list to place next to your dish on the serving table. We will provide some compostable plates and utensils, but we request that you bring your own reusable plates and utensils. We will also be composting to minimize waste. Can you volunteer at this event? Please see our volunteer opportunities and sign up. [Link coming soon!] Please invite your friends using this Facebook event page. We hope to see you at our annual Thanksgiving celebration!

Sunday, November 12

Yoga w/Darshan @ CANDO, 3715 Chicago Ave • 10am • FREE • Free Yoga class every Sunday morning at a relaxed pace for all skill levels – mats provided, or, bring your own. Darshan started doing yoga when he decided to take a long hiatus from a 12 year long competitive swimming career. He started taking classes for 6 years under Dr.S.N.Omkar, a student of BKS Iyengar – father of Iyengar Yoga and fell in love with it instantly. He was practicing Yoga while he was going through swim coach certification process and that is when I realized and learnt how important yoga is to any form of physical activity. Yoga helps overall development and healing of the body.

Underdog Rescue Adoption Event @ Urban Tails Pet Supply, 2106 Lyndale Ave S • 1:30pm • Underdog Rescue will be using our event space to showcase dogs for adoption! All dogs available through Underdog Rescue, please visit http://www.underdogrescuemn.com/ for details about available dogs! Underdog always has a fantastic turnout with 20+ dogs brought to each adoption event! Underdog Rescue is a foster-based rescue organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing “underdogs” in the forever homes they deserve. They focus on animals who most need our help.


Monday, November 13

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Quick Reads Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm


Tuesday, November 14

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm

Make Your Own Herbal Infused Honey Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic
, 3708 E 34th St. • 4pm • $15 • Herbs and Honey are best friends and make a tasty soothing treat for winter woes. Learn how to make an herbal infused honey to take home with you. 

Women In Film & Television Film Festival @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • Refreshments and socialising starts at 6pm • Film showcase starts at 7:30pm • $8 per person suggested donation. • Limited seating so please RSVP via EventBrite. • This 2nd instalment movie screening features selections from the 2017 Women In Film and TV International Short Film showcase. Come see what amazing work our sisters WIFTies are making around the world. Also meet and greet the current board members of the Mpls chapter of WIF&T. More info contact:  cwpowers01@gmail.com


Wednesday, November 15

Machinery Hill @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Machinery Hill will be celebrating Diane Handeland’s birthday AND we will be filming for a video. Dress up pretty and come on down.

Intro to Soap Making @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave • 6-8pm • $30/$25 co-op owners • Learn soap making from one of Seward Co-op’s most popular soap vendors! In this demonstration class, students will be shown soap making using the cold process method. Each student receives an instruction manual and takes home five bars of soap ($25 retail). John Hanson, Seward Soap Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-soap-making-tickets-37362032846

Chap 13: Skills, Work and Money @ Lake Coffee House, Lake St. and 33rd Ave. • 6:30pm • What skills do we really need to know for daily living? Astyk provides a list of both practical skills and emotional and interpersonal skills. The time to learn and practice is BEFORE those skills are needed.

Flower Essences for Deep Restoration in Winter and Late Life @ Tiny Diner , 1024 E 38th St • 6pm • Join us for our final class in our Flower Essences Series! Don’t worry if you have missed the other two–we’ll catch you up! Flower Essences are simple, safe medicines based on plant energetics, similar to homeopathy. Flower essences are mostly known for treating emotional states, but with deeper knowledge they can also be used to treat the body. In this class, newcomers to flower essences will get an overview of this mind-body medical approach before delving into ways that we can all use flower essences to help us find deep restoration which is vital for our bodies and minds before and around winter solstice. We will talk about quality and quantity of basic energy, the many disorders in body, mind and life path that can arise when this energy is low and as we age, and remedies that can help us help ourselves and our elders. Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve a spot! To sign up, please RSVP via email to andrea.e@tinydiner.com. Make sure to put the class title in your email. This is a donation-based community class. $10 or more is appreciated if you can!

Building a Bridge: Prison to Community @ Birchwood Café, 3311 E 25th St • Learn how mass incarceration disproportionately impacts indigenous, black + brown communities. Join Voices for Racial Justice staff + artist Emily Baxter of We Are All Criminals to hear from BRIDGE partners directly impacted by mass incarceration. Light snacks provided by Birchwood Cafe. Please feel free to come early or stay late and enjoy a meal.

American Horror Story Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • How much do you know about American Horror Story? Come test your knowledge at The Howe! Can you hang with the ghosts of Murder house or patients at the Asylum? How bout the Witches of Coven…well we got it all here, all 6 seasons worth of questions. THIS IS A RESCHEDULED EVENT FROM OCTOBER 18TH
Jack Klatt – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 6pm :: Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) :: Music 7-9pm :: 21+ FREE • Free Music Wednesdays Able Seedhouse & Brewery Supports Jack Klatt Every 3rd Wednesday, September thru December Jack Klatt Part balladeer and part bluesman, Jack is a dedicated songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis, MN. His unique sound defies genre with influences that pull from a wide range of American music. From Rhythm and Blues and early Rock N’ Roll, to country and folk music Jack brings his unique voice to all of his songs. In the word of Americana Roots UK “Jack doesn’t rely on other writers for his diversity, he can write in pretty much any musical style of his choosing.” He’s won recognition from the MN state arts board, recorded alongside “Spider” John Koerner, and made it onto Daytrotter’s list of best songs in 2014. His 2016 release “Shadows in the Sunset” has been praised as “an eminently satisfying, slow rolling, Country/Blues album” by No Depression and made it onto Saving Country Music’s list of 2016 essential albums

The Lords of Liechtenstein, Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers at The Hook and Ladder Lounge @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm :: Music 9pm :: 21+ $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show • Nobool Presents The Lords of Liechtenstein/Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers Wednesday, November 15 at The Hook and Ladder Lounge Join us for an intimate night of beautiful folk harmonies, tall tales and old time music on Wednesday, November 15 in the Hook and Ladder Lounge. The Lords of Liechtenstein The Lords of Liechtenstein is a contemporary folk band based in New York City. It started as a duo project of two brothers, Dan and Noah Rauchwerk, and has since grown into a full five-piece band, adding guitarist Ned Steves, bassist Matt Fernicola, and drummer Arjun Dube. The Lords often draw comparisons to The Everly Brothers for their harmonic sensibilities and to The Smothers Brothers for their mischievous onstage interactions. They write purposeful lyrics to tell musical stories that fluctuate between heart-wrenchingly sad and outlandishly ridiculous topics. The Lords have opened for musical stalwarts such as Brett Dennen, Elephant Revival, and Buckwheat Zydeco, and have been featured on NPR’s syndicated Mountain Stage program. Their newest album, Downhill Ride to Joyland, is a raucous fifteen-song romp through the ups and downs of human existence. “These brothers are really good songwriters and performers. But thing that really grabbed me was the oh so tight harmony and particularly the timing unison of their voices. It is the best I have heard since the Everly Brothers who set the bar.” – Keith O’Conner Murphy, Member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Grammy Voting Member of the Recording Academy, Voting Member of the Country Music Association The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers THE YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS perform original songs and tunes inspired by the classic hillbilly, country-duo, and old-time musical traditions–and also mines this same repertoire for forgotten gems that deserve to be heard again. Their 2015 album, “Ocooch Mountain Home,” (their second), has received high praise from the likes of fROOTS, Bluegrass Today, and Country Music People UK. Based in Soldiers Grove, WI, the Sapsuckers (Nikki Grossman, guitar, fiddle, and vocals; Joe Hart, guitar, mandolin, and vocals) are known for the light touch and sense of humor they bring to their performance. “Enchanting harmonies… note-perfect old-time fiddle playing…” –fROOTS Magazine


Thursday, November 16

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Lego Lab for kids & preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3-5pm

5 Years Out: What We’re Learning about Our Stuff – A Discussion @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave. • 6:30pm • FREE • On the evening of Junket’s birthday proper, we’ll gather for a discussion at the intersection of consumption & climate. Five years into this thing, our mission has become more important than ever. Julie will kick off the conversation with a reflection on what Junket has taught her about our current unwanted goods pandemic and what we can do about it, with questions and discussion to follow.

Discussion will start promptly at 7pm, but come early to shop and score deals during the first day of the weekend-long birthday sale!
What: 90-minute discussion
When: Thursday, November 16, 7-8:30pm
Where: Junket
Cost: FREE!

Volunteer Opp! Reset: Seasonal Product (11a-2p OR 1-4p) @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 11am • Hello, junket friends! We’re excited to launch a new volunteer program that will make it easier for those in our community to actively participate at the shop, and to give you guys a sneak peek at some of the great stuff that comes our way — before it hits the sales floor. We will be testing – and soliciting feedback about – these events during the next couple of months — our goal is to take what you love and build a longer term program around it (kind of like we’ve done with the Reuse Drives, only with shop product and projects). We plan to enlist 4-8 helpers for each sorting/setting project, with two 3-hour shifts available: 11a-2p (lunch included!) and 1-4p. To carve out your place, please RSVP to this event so we know to expect you and can be proactive in communicating any project details in advance of the session… If you can’t make it (but would have liked to), let us know what sorts of times would work well for you; if we notice trends in availability/interest, we’ll work with them as we map out future projects. Here are the deets: *Reset: Deck the (junket) Halls!* ‘Tis the season (without the family drama)! We’ll have cider and cookies and festive holiday music playing for this reset. Join us to hang ornaments and garland and put out things like cookie presses, Christmas Crooners on vinyl, and kitschy candle holders

Evening Talk & Sit for People of Color: Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Common Ground Meditation Center, 2700 E 26th St • 6:30pm • Please join Spring Washam for a public talk on the theme of her new book: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment! This evening dharma talk and meditation sit is open to all self-identified people of color. Please join us! For more information, please visit the Common Ground Meditation Center website: http://commongroundmeditation.org/programs/dharma-talks/

FreshFocus: Celebrating Minnesota Weatherguide Photographers @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • oin us in honoring the photographers who have contributed their work to the Minnesota Weatherguide Environment calendar, a 41-year institution in our state. More than a calendar, the Weatherguide is an almanac, art gallery, and daily companion to more than 20,000 people each year. It’s distinctly Minnesotan, featuring regional astronomy, weather records, nature notes, gardening tips, and phenology features. Photos published in the 2018 editions will be on display.

Refreshments will include local fare, wine and Fulton beer. Jazz musician Jim Chenoweth will be tickling the ivories as you mix and mingle. Admission includes food, one drink, and a Weatherguide calendar ($17.95 value). Additional calendars will be available for purchase at a discount. TICKETS: $15 advance | $18 at the door