Weekly Roundup: January 18-24

dock6_classesCheck out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy art!

Upcoming& Ongoing Events

1/31/2019 Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser at Gandhi Mahal, 6-8pm.
Grab your favorite chili-recipe, your special secret family recipe, or even just a recipe you found online and compete! The registration is open until Monday, January 21. Registration fee is $10. https://goo.gl/forms/BGFwlCqATzooKGcq1
Not much of a chef? Or are you too busy to cook? Come to this delightful event! Socialize with neighbors and friends in a cozy atmosphere while enjoying yummy chili, and maybe even winning a door prize!
Kids 5 and under eat Free | Ages 6-12: $5 each |Adults ages 13+: $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
To purchase tickets, head to our Square shophttps://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/
Scroll down, and make your selection under the “Other” category.
Please Like/Share/RSVP on our Facebook Event page. Also, feel free to invite any friends or neighbors who may enjoy this event—or has an awesome chili recipe: https://www.facebook.com/events/1970567446586102/
Starting this Fall 2018 we at Applied Energy Innovations are proud to present:
Keep the Heat on Program – Heating for those in need
Every fall, AEI will donate a furnace and installation to a neighbor or family in need within the South Minneapolis Community. The selection process is based on family situation, income,  medical requirements if any, and overall need. If you know of a neighbor you think might qualify for this program, please send an email to info@AEIexpertise.com with a description of the situation and the reason why you think that this neighbor or family should be selected for our program. We will work in conjunction with local organizations, nonprofits and communities of faith to spread the word.

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 spotlightinghow unique and wonderful they are!

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.


Rockin’ Roller Vinyl Bus w/ Solid State Vinyl Records
Its a big blue traveling record store/music mobile. Check out it’s schedule! • https://solidstatevinyl.com/pages/rockin-roller-vinyl-bus

Remove Snow for Seniors!
Senior Community Services HOME Program needs snow removal workers to help Seniors in your Community
HOME Program removes snow for seniors in Hennepin County. To remove snow with us:
• You would help the same people each time it snowed 2 or more inches
• The snow would need to be removed within 24 hours of the snow stopping
• Supply your own shovel and/or snow blower
• Reliable vehicle
• Must be 16 years old or older
• Record dates of service
• Physically able to remove snow
•Commit to the entire snow removal season
•Speak and interact with senior clients respectfully
Help people and get paid at the same time! We pay $16/hour. Contact Bethany at seasonalwork@seniorcommunity.org or call 952-767-7886
HOME is a part of Senior Community Services— a nonprofit that serves most of Hennepin County

This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!
Belle’s ToolBox Winter Hours: 
3400 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 799-1482
While the snow hasn’t piled high, the cold is quite dependable and keeping the heat up in the ToolBox is a task. To save a little energy and discuss solar power, we are closing Belle’s on Mondays until further notice. Our new winter hours are as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-12pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday

Friday, January 18

April Fools Live @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 10pm
We’re back at one of our favorite venues the Hook & Ladder! Come see how special this place is!

Winter Community Workshop: Herbal Syrup Making
 @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 4pm • Cost: $15 per person RSVP above in ticketing link, limited spots available!! Sliding scale & Barter available-message for more details.
Join Chandra Botanicals this January at The Medicine Tree in Minneapolis for two Winter Community Pop-ups! Herbal Syrup Making: Learn how to create nourishing herbal syrups using local and organic plant allies. Syrups are great for winter, kids, and also just delicious to eat! This workshop includes recipes and an herbal syrup to take home with you. All are welcome!

How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change? w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran, 4101 37th Ave. S • 6:30pm potluck • 7:15pm movie • Free will donation, please bring a food item to share
In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion — and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. “We can’t give in to despair,” she says. “We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act — and that hope begins with a conversation, today.”

Saturday, January 19

Winter Community Workshop: Full Moon, Full Belly, Full Heart @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 4pm • ALL ARE WELCOME! Cost:$15 and includes recipes to take home, limited spaces available-RSVP using ticket link above *BARTER and sliding scale available-message for more information
Join Chandra Botanicals this January at The Medicine Tree in Minneapolis for two Winter Community Pop-ups! Come nourish your heart, mind, & belly on the eve of the first full moon of the year + lunar eclipse! We will create warming herbal snacks to share (meat free), sip on herbal teas, blend up an herbal elixir, and also close the afternoon with a small intention + meditation.

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. @ 9:30am
Dallas Rising replaces Nick Veazie for Saturday Yoga. This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.

Sweet Colleens + Sawtooth Brothers @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm Doors :: 8pm Music :: 21+
The Sweet Colleens is a five-piece band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that plays fiddle and accordion-fueled celti-cajun folk pop. Dazzling audiences with precision picking and sharp harmonies, the Sawtooth Brothers are rooted in traditional bluegrass instrumental and harmony work and is influenced by the modern acoustic sounds of Nickel Creek, the Punch Brothers, and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Hootenanny at Urban Forage! @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 5pm • Kids are welcome! • $5 suggested donation! • Lots of nonalcoholic beverage options and great local takeout and delivery are available!
Folk yeah! We’re having another singalong! BYOI (bring yer own instrument) or just come to sing, clap, watch, drink & mingle with celebrity folk duo, Skunk Hollow. See you there!

Icicles…Snowflakes & Salsa Ball @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm • $10 Cash only • No experience necessary • No partner needed • Blue and white attire requested, not required.
Baby it’s cold outside…. So LET’S SALSA! We invite you to heat up the night on the dancefloor with us, at the Icicles,Snowflakes and SALSA Ball! We will be playing the best of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha Cha and more as we enjoy an evening of fabulous music, fabulous dancing and most of all FABULOUS people!
Intro class 8pm! Tapestry Folkdance Center Call 703.402.3645 or 772.233.6914 for more information or go to Bailaconpasion.com Hablamos Espanol!

The Inland Seas at Merlins Rest @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
We had so much fun at Merlins in November, we’re doing it again! Come escape the winter blues with us at the coziest pub in town – great food, fantastic hospitality, a whiskey list to die for, and pub songs all night long! What more could you want? Reservations recommended.

What: Open gym & meet and greet with Kindergarden teachers and staff @ Anne Sullivan school, 3100 East 28th St
• 9-11am
Current and prospective kindergarteners, their siblings and grown ups are welcome to run around and have fun,
to learn more about your cool community school–Anne Sullivan! Meet amazing Kindergarten teachers and meet some new friends! If you can’t join but would like to visit Anne Sullivan, or have questions about this event or the school more generally, contact Jamie Stricherz at (612) 668-4997 or Jamie.stricherz@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Sunday, January 20

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1pm • Must be 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.

 A Magical Story Time @ 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. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are! Let’s have some fun!!

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26thAve S • 10pm
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT!

Slow Flow Yoga w/Val at CANDO • 10am
Join Val for a luxurious Sunday morning slow flow. We’ll practice meditation, gentle yoga, and some light vinyasa to wind down from your weekend, and prepare for a positive week to come! All levels are welcome.

Teen Meditation Group @ Common Ground Meditation Center, 2700 E 26th St • 10:30-11:45am
The Teen Meditation Group (for young adults 8th grade and up) at Common Ground Meditation Center is a space for teens to connect with others and explore meditation and mindfulness in daily life. Queer, trans, and POC teens, and teens living with disability, are especially welcome. In a typical Teen Group meeting, we do a guided meditation (no experience required!), learn strategies for becoming more mindful, and talk about how meditation and mindfulness can help reduce stress and bring compassion and wisdom into our lives. The Teen Group provides a safe environment where participants are invited to raise any topic or question that interests them. New participants are welcome to join at any time. No registration required. Led by Omkar Sawardekar, Claire Leslie Johnson, Molly Quinn, and Gabe Keller-Flores.

Fundraiser for Justice in Motion Hosted by The Poor Nobodys @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Hello we are setting out to raise some money for Justice in Motion and play some damn music!
Josh Granowski 8pm
Carlos Lumbi 8:30pm
The Poor Nobodys 9:30pm
From TPN: Justice in Motion will continue to work everyday to help migrant families that have been separated at the southern border of The United States! Lets show them that we care and support their efforts to end these policies and reunite families immediately! What we do now does matter!

Monday, January 21

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Gym @ 6:30pm

Dr Rev Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration @ Powderhorn Park • 11am
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr at Powderhorn Park on January 21st! This free event features local performers, artists and a community meal. The first 200 kids will receive a free book thanks to Lerner Publications, Beaver’s Pond Press and Magers & Quinn Booksellers! ENTERTAINMENT The celebration will include a number of musical, theatrical, and spoken-word selections by several highly acclaimed performers; including: Ansa Akyea Brian Bose Rajané Katurah Brown H. Adam Harris Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus COMMUNITY MEAL A free community meal with be served. Thank you to our donors Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of America, Gorka Palace, World Street Kitchen and Tiny Diner! Our meal includes vegan and gluten free options. ​ FOOD DRIVE: Bring canned and dried goods to the 2019 Food Drive at Powderhorn Park and help someone in need!

The American Friend (1977) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
When a humble West German picture framer (Bruno Ganz) offends an American criminal (Dennis Hopper), the crook lures him into a world of violent intrigue and perverse male bonding. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game.

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books, 3230 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

Fairy Tale Study Group January Meeting @ Moon Palace Books, 3230 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Please come again to Moon Palace Books for our Fairy Tale Study Group. Discussing “The White Snake” (Grimm), “The Goose-Girl” (Grimm), and a related Portuguese tale, “The Maiden from Whose Head Pearls Fell on Combing Herself” (http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/goosegirl/stories/maidenpearls.html). I thought we could try three tales this time, especially with the latter two closely related.

Tuesday, January 22

Boomer Downsizing Strategies: Do The Most Good @ Moon Palace Books, 3230 Minnehaha Ave • 9am
As boomers reach retirement, millennials embrace minimalism, and retailers spit out an ever-increasing barrage of product, those getting ready to downsize face a harsh reality: stuff isn’t worth much, demand is weak, and estate liquidators have become strategic about which clients they accept, leaving many seniors – and their families – to deal with decades of emotionally charged accumulation on their own. While each set of circumstances is unique, Boomers share a universal experience: they were born into celebration and cultural prosperity, at the birth of an era where problems were uniformly solved in one way: by buying solutions. Easy! Presto! Bigger, better, faster, more! Crowded space? Easy: buy a bigger house… As this generation enters their golden years, they’re experiencing a uniquely outsized overwhelm at the prospect of emptying their homes of contents they’ve spent lifetimes accumulating– because, well, they’ve accumulated more than any previous generation (yes, including their Depression era parents). Our objective with this session is to help downsizing-minded boomers prepare mentally to do the most good with their legacy of accumulated material goods. Beginning with this positive outcome in mind will create energy for the task in ways that dreading it will not, so our goal is to rally those of this greatest generation to get organized for the most positive experience and most successful outcomes possible. During this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll explain the current market for secondhand goods, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for members of this Greatest Generation, and explain what is likely to happen at each phase of the downsizing process. Participants will leave the event with a clear understanding of the stages involved, solutions for each stage, and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you keep as many of your treasures out of the trash as possible. If you’d like to host this programming for your community

The Modern Sovrans at Schooner Tavern2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm • 21+
Get your Rockabilly Swing on with The Modern Sovrans. It’ll be a hopping’ and bopping’ time!

Coen Brothers Movie Trivia! @ Moon Palace Books, 3230 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm • FREE
IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia is moving its monthly movie trivia to Moon Palace Books, and kicking it off with a special theme night! Jon & Jason will present an evening of trivia focused around the movies of local-boys-made-good, the Coen Brothers, who you may remember as the creators of such films as The Big Lebowski, Fargo, No Country For Old Men, and many others! Admission is FREE! Come early to grab a table and have dinner plus beer & wine at Geek Love Cafe right inside Moon Palace Books. Trivia begins at 6pm. Put a together a team of up to 6 people. Prizes will be awarded from our sponsors: Moon Palace Books Trylon Cinema The Parkway Theater Sound Unseen Further updates and surprises to be announced here soon!

Wednesday, January 23

Cabin Fever @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth UMC offers indoor play space for kids 0 to 5 years old with large and small motor activities, crafts, and healthy snack provided. Kids must bring a caring adult with them to watch them as they play. Coffee and conversation for adults. All for free. Cabin Fever ends in mid-March.
Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Gym @ 6:30pm
Happy New Year!! Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Return of The Smilin’ Cowboys and The Meteor Boys @ 2901 27thAve S • 7:30pm • 21+
The fabulous combination of The Meteor Boys and The Smilin’ Cowboys head up a one-two punch providing sarcastic/ bombastic synergy plus an influential flatulence of far-fetched fantastical farsities on our stage. We challenge you to witness the most off-kilter duo of musical talent in the Twin Cities performing where else, but only at Schooner Tavern!

Thursday, January 24

Trivia Thursday: Friends @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Oh, admit it. You still love Friends. Bring your friends who also still love the show and win a free round of drinks.

4th Annual Growler Gala
 @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Spend an evening with friends and neighbors at this benefit to support theater at Roosevelt High School. Featuring live music by The Betsies and Brothers D, a silent auction and a musical growler “cakewalk.”