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Friday February 21
Powerful Conversations with Transition Longfellow and Minneapolis Energy Options. This open discussion will cover topics including where our energy comes from, how energy is produced, distributed, and managed in our state, major changes in the energy industry and more. This event will take the place of the usual Transition Longfellow Movie Night, but will still be a potluck discussion. The potluck starts at 6:30pm, discussion begins at 7:15pm at Bethany Lutheran Church (3901 36th Ave S). For more information visit here.
Les Miserables performance at Washburn High School (201 West 49th Street), curtain opens at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. To learn more about the performance and history of the Les Miserables go here. Other performances are Saturday February 22nd at 7pm and Sunday February 23rd at 2pm.
Saturday February 22
Second Ward Community Workshop on 9:30am, to 12 noon (presentation at 10) at Augsburg College in the Augsburg Room on the second floor of the Christensen Student Center at 720 22nd Ave S, just off Riverside Avenue on the West Bank. At this workshop you will be able to review a first draft of the recently elected Mayor and City Council’s new 5 years goals and share your thoughts on what the Second Ward Priorities should be for 2014 and beyond. Priorities will also be identified for each of the neighborhoods in Ward 2. For more information contact the Ward 2 office at 673-2202 or email@example.com.
Twin Cities Seed Swap at Bryant Lake Bowl (810 W Lake st) 10am-1pm. There will be a seed swap, snacks, information on Twin Cities seed saving classes and basic seed saving practices, as well as a short presentation on community seed projects. For more information visit here.
Sunday February 23
Danish/Scandinavian Concert at Danish American Center (3030 W River Pkwy) 3pm. Jim Reilly, piano, will play Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, named for the Norwegian/Danish writer, and piano music by Danish 19th century composer Niels Gade, who was one of Grieg’s teachers. Lila Olson, soprano, will sing music by the Danish composer Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse (1774-1842). The duo will conclude the program with a surprise. Admission: adults $12, students and children 12 and younger $6.
Tuesday February 25
Environment and Transportation Committee meeting at the LCC office (2727 26th Ave S) 6:30pm-8pm. Cars2Go will be speaking, a collaboration with the River Gorge Committee will be proposed and the committee will finalize the strategic plan. E-mail Joe with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday February 27
Community Forum on Elder isolation in the LGBTQ community at the Center for Changing Lives (2400 Park Ave) 6-9pm. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. This forum is organized by the Little Brothers and Friends of the Elderly and Prime Timers MSP. The program will include a showing of the award-winning documentary Gen Silent, with presentations by representatives from AARP Minnesota, Right at Home and Training to Serve. For more information go here.
Learn to grow a Giving Garden with the Minneapolis Health Department at the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center (2307 17th Ave S). Giving Gardens are a great way to help provide food shelves with fresh produce in the summer and allow people to eat healthy meals. For more information or to RSVP please e-mail Vish Vasani (email@example.com; 612-673-3861).
Friday February 28th
POONIES performance at Patrick’s Cabaret (3010 Minnehaha Ave S) 8pm. After last year’s sold-out performances of POONIES at PATRICK’S CABARET, Minneapolis-based choreographer April Sellers returns with a new crop of performance artists. Joined this year by co-curator, Rebecca Kling, the performances will showcase the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives through theatre, dance, performance art, film, spoken word, and more. To find out more visit here. Admission $10 at the door. Performances both Friday February 28th and Saturday March 1st.
Saturday March 1
Second of a 3-session Garden Design Workshop hosted by Transition Longfellow. Get a head start on the growing season by attending a free 3-session garden planning workshop led by Willie Gregg, a Longfellow resident educated in sustainable landscape planning and design. There will be an emphasis on food production, though it is also open to those looking to create other types of gardens. The 3 sessions will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church (3901 36th Ave S) in the Fireplace room, 1pm-2:30pm. The last day of the workshop is March 15. Contact Willie Gregg with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).