Weekly Roundup: August 24-30

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


Best. Meeting. Ever. General Membership Meeting & Resource Fair Tuesday @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St
(Room TBD) October 23, 2018 • 5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair • 6:15-8:15pm Dinner & Program

Lil Dribblers Fall Session 2018 Registration coming soon!
Dates: 4 Sundays, September 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 5:00 – 6:15pm
Location: Cooper School Field, 3239 44th Ave S
Fee: $55 for each participant, includes t-shirt distributed mid to end of program.
Lil Dribblers is for ages 4-8 who are not currently playing on one of our competitive soccer teams. Contact us if your player was born in 2010 and is interested in playing on a new U9 traveling team for the Fall 2018 season.


Focus on Local Business: Are you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!
Longfellow Community Council values the importance of residents and local businesses. This connection continues to develop the strong sense of community we value here in Greater Longfellow.

Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property
The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/.  After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify.  This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.

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

Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. Materials and activities designed for ages 3 and up. Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden” and gazebo, “The Hive”, as inside, are outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy 612-799-1482; belles.toolbox@gmail.com
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)

Friday, August 24

Famous Volcanoes @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Famous Volcanoes original, folk, bluegrass, family-friendly Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Austin Lucas / Slim Stone @ Hook and Ladder Theatre & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm / Music 9pm
/ $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / 21+
Austin LucasIt’s been over two decades since the songwriter packed his bags and left Bloomington, Indiana, the Midwestern town where he spent his childhood years falling in love with rock & roll, embracing his punk roots, and standing his ground whenever intolerant locals didn’t understand his way of life. He returns to that place – both creatively and physically – with his seventh studio album, Immortal Americans. Written after a tumultuous period that found Lucas getting sober, supporting his partner through a battle with cancer, and breaking up with his longtime record label, Immortal Americans is a clear-eyed album for murkier times, rooted in stripped-down heartland rock songs that find the artist reflecting upon the changes in both his hometown and himself.

“I was watching the changes in Bloomington and reflecting upon the changes in my own life,” he sums up. “Not all of this is happy stuff, but there’s hope. There’s light in the darkness. I really do believe in second and third chances, because I know how many chances I’ve received. You have to keep fighting, because that’s what makes life worth living.”

Saturday, August 25

Cavan’s Crossing at Merlin’s Rest, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
Join us at Merlin’s Rest Pub for great food, beverages and music! We’ll be knocking out some new tunes so don’t miss our “Ecelcelectic” show. Come early for the BEST British fish and chips this side of the pond and stay for the show.

Goalkeeper Training Clinic with Coach John Abraham @ Howe School Field, 3733 43rd Ave S • 9am-12pm
There will be three one-hour blocks devoted to goalkeeping safety and fundamentals.
·         Hour 1 – Distributing the ball, positioning/angles, hands
·         Hour 2 – More ball distribution, handling breakaways, diving, and reaction speed.
·         Hour 3 – More breakaways, real game situations like free kicks, corner kicks, penalty shots
This clinic is recommended for all full-time and part-time keepers–or those players who are curious about goalkeeping. Parents are also encouraged to attend so that they can continue to support their player’s development.
The program is FREE to all Southeast members and the community. Registration is required.
Click HERE to Register. (https://sesoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/385909112 )

Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age. This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books.

Sunday, August 26

Pints For Pups with MN Pit Bull Rescue @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join Minnesota Pit Bull RescueBullRescue and The Howe for Pints For Pups on our dog-friendly pawtio. Come join us as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to MN Pit Bull Rescue. “Finding solid dogs solid homes” Adoptable Dogs https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=MN287&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added

Wild Read Book Club – Underground Airlines @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Ben Winters’ novel Underground Airlines. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! The bestselling book that asks the question: what would present-day America look like if the Civil War never happened? A young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange for his freedom. He’s got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called “the Hard Four.” On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn’t right–with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3297

Teachers’ happy hour @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St.• 11am
Sunday afternoon happy hour for teachers all summer. Have a drink or two- there’s no school tomorrow!

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm • 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session.

Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 7pm • No Cover
Join us for the longest running weekly jazz gig in Minneapolis. Zacc Harris Trio featuring Harris on guitar, Matt Peterson on bass, and Pete Hennig on drums has been playing every Sunday since 2007. No cover, music from 7p-9p. Perfect way to wind down a Sunday.

Monday, August 27

Cemetery Without Crosses @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rdSt  • 7pm
This melancholic twist on the standard gunfighter tale focuses on Manuel (Hossein), a man driven into kidnapping and revenge. Cynical and heady, Cemetery without Crossesdeserves a new audience, and another listen to its great André Hossein score.

Serac, Motorrad Reisen and Warp & Weft at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 9pm
Serac – https://seracmusic.bandcamp.com/ Motorrad Reisen – https://karltebeest.bandcamp.com/ Warp & Weft – https://www.facebook.com/warpandweftband/

Vanity Plate, Free Truman, Witch Watch & Pretty Still at MP!@ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm
Vanity Plate (ND) minot rockstars https://vanityplatend.bandcamp.com/
Free Truman (ND) moorhead/fargo rockstars https://freetruman.bandcamp.com/
Witch Watch minneapolis rockstars https://witchwatch.bandcamp.com/album/underground-overground
Pretty Still we’re just happy to be here https://prettystill.bandcamp.com/
All-ages! Doors at 8:30pm! Music at 9pm! $5-$10 for the touring band!


Tuesday, August 28 

Pokemon Go Trainer Tuesdays @ Parkway Pizza Longfellow, 4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Catch ’em all at Parkway Pizza! Bring your Pokemon Go account to Parkway Pizza on Tuesday for a night of fun, trading, friending, and contests! We’ll have our pokestop lured all night so you can catch as many as possible while you enjoy happy hour starting at 7PM! Plus, get ready to show off your Pokedex and Poke-knowledge with contests and prizes all night. Still haven’t caught them all? No problem! Other trainers from Longfellow will be here all night and are ready to trade you just what you need! See you at 7PM!

Wednesday, August 29

One Ukulele @ Minnehaha Falls • FREE • 7pm
One Ukulele harmonies, folk, Americana, singalong Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes • 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • FREE • 21+
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo! Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week!

Thursday, August 30

Classic Brass Quintet @ Minnehaha Falls • FREE • 7pm
Classic Brass Quintet brass quintet music of all types Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Fat Chance does Sea Salt! @ Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
The Fat Chance Jugband will be playing a lot of our old favorites, and maybe yours, too. Free!

Hank is Coming To Town @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
It’s that time of year when Texans come north. So we will be doing a Ranchtones show at the famous Hook N Ladder. Steve Henry, Al Butler, Johnny Hanson, Dehl Gallagher, Billy Smith plus an assortment of other graduates of the Ranchtones Classic Country University will be playing a couple sets for your enjoyment. So put this event on your calendar today.

Thursday Night Trivia: The Simpsons @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
New date! How well do you know Springfield? and who said “I’ll be on you like a numerator on a denominator?”