Weekly Roundup: March 15-21

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and watch out for ice!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Neighborhoods 2020 Community Meeting: Tuesday, March 19 • 6:30-8:30pm @ Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S
Your input matters now more than ever! If you’re invested in the future of neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations, PLEASE ATTEND.
LCC is hosting an community meeting to gather resident input on new neighborhood organization program guidelines from the City of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCRD). We want to hear directly from residents in order to accurately portray the sentiment of Greater Longfellow. Council Members, Andrew Johnson and Cam Gordon, and NCRD staff will attend. These funding guidelines will require changes to the structure and focus of neighborhood organizations if they are approved by the Minneapolis City Council. To review the guidelines you can go to the following link: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ncr/2020
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LCC’s Executive Director, Melanie Majors: melanie@longfellow.org | 612-722-4529 ext. 14

CURA is now accepting 2019 Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (NPI) applications
The NPI programs at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) are currently seeking applications. The deadline is March 31, 2019. Download the guidelines and application.
The Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (NPI) makes technical assistance and small grants of up to $10,000 available to community-based, neighborhood or other place-based organizations located in communities of color and low-income communities in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. NPI supports community-based partnerships that lead to increased engagement, power and influence of community members affected by racial, social and economic disparities…http://www.cura.umn.edu/NPI-main
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!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neighborhoods 2020 Recommendations & LCC Response:
2020 is a critical time for the City of Minneapolis and neighborhood organizations. Funding for Longfellow Community Council (LCC) and 70 other neighborhood organizations is not guaranteed. The City’s Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCRD) has prepared recommendations for the way neighborhood organizations are structured and managed. Those recommendations can be found here: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ncr/2020
The official response from the LCC Board of Directors can be found here: https://longfellow.org/…/neighborhoods-2020-draft-recommen…/
We encourage anyone and everyone that lives in this community to comment on these plans:
• Leave text message or voicemail: (612) 440-5762.
• Email: neighborhoods2020@minneapolismn.gov.
• In person: Attend a public comment session.
• Write to: Neighborhood and Community Relations
105 5th Ave South, Suite 425
Minneapolis, MN 55401
• Call 612-673-3737

 

Youth camps at Macalester this summer. June 17-21 and August 5-9 for boys in grades 4-8. Our camps will focus on improving basketball skills, competitive games, and character development. There is free parking and easy access to our athletic facility. ALL MACALESTER ATHLETIC SPORTING EVENTS ARE FREE! Please pass this on to any families that might be interested and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

https://athletics.macalester.edu/news/2019/1/31/mens-basketball-macalester-to-host-youth-basketball-camp.aspx?path=mbball

 
New Permaculture Demonstration Site in Central Neighborhood Seeks Volunteers
A new permaculture eucation nonprofit is going to take over operation of two community gardens on Chicago Avenue. The group will provide sustainability education and permaculture classes and activities, and serve as a demonstration site. One of the gardens will also house a fruit tree nursery to share trees with the community. If you would like to help with this project, contact Andy Lapham.

Registration has now opened for Transition Longfellow’s Veggie Basics class, which begins April 13 and is held for 4 Saturdays in April/May. Pre-registration is required.  Registration and information can be found here: http://www.transitionlongfellow.org/veggie-growing-basics-class

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

Chard Your Yard w/ Transition Longfellow: Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning for Chard Your Yard, the Longfellow raised bed garden installation program. We’ve installed 183 raised beds in the past 6 years. With your help, we’ll install 24 more in 2019. The planning team writes a funding request and presents it to LCC, our neighborhood association, and then seeks volunteers, secures supplies, develops the routes, and delivers the program. Approximately one meeting a month from February through May. SIGN UP HERE.

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.

The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE! 
Click on the link:  https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/  and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want. Then pick up at the LCC offices. WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry.

This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

 

Friday, March 15

Beware: Blues for the Ides of March @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
The Old Guys again bring their brand of blues treachery to the cozy confines of the Riverside Cafe/Wine Bar. Sweet Betsy may be in the house as well for some duets with Doc Clark. Our pals Brand and Alex are on before us with Brad’s clever originals and creative covers.

There Are Many Ways to Lead w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran, 4101 37th Ave. S. • 6:30pm potluck • 7:15pm movie • Free will donation
Join us for a potluck meal and then watch 3 short TED talks, with discussion in between. NOTE: We need at least 3 volunteers to host a movie night. If you can help, contact Jeanne.

Saturday, March 16

Twin Cities Synth Meet @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave •  2-6pm • $5.00 at door. Kids under 18 free.
Created by those who love synthesizers and electronic music. It’s a meet and greet, swap meet and music jam all in one. Fun, casual and geeky

Reading from A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4-5pm

Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Workshop @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • 10am
The Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project brings communities together to discover our environmental ancestry stories, how this informs and empowers us in the present, and what our collective action will be – rooted in justice, place, and the land. We invite you to participate in one of three day-long community workshops in February and March. These workshops will be hosted by one of three cultural artists: Ifrah Mansour, Leah Lemm, and Louis Alemayehu.
Please register your interest here:
https://goo.gl/forms/D7ZGm89rHuY5jB672
Space is limited to 20 participants. We will curate the registration list to make sure a diverse group of community members have the opportunity to participate. 
In the workshops, these hosting artists will share their art form and guide participants in developing they own stories among peers, highlighting the use of story for social change. The workshops will feature stories from Native communities actively working to protect their sacred land and water against the Line 3 Enbridge Pipeline and stories of immigration to the US.
At the root of this project is the understanding that storytelling is at the center of all traditional cultures as a method for learning, connecting, healing and understanding our own personal experience is shared by others, how our ancestors navigated challenges, crises and persevered, and how they were shaped by and shaped the land.
Learn more at: https://mnipl.org/ancestry
ABOUT: The Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project is a collaboration of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, local cultural artists, and communities such as Gandhi Mahal and Hope Community, with financial support from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Butchers Union/Petty Larcenists/Lutheran Heat/Wage Future @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 9pm
• Butchers Union
• Petty Larcenists
• Lutheran Heat
• Wage Future – A Brand-Spankin-New-Band featuring members of So Fox, The Deaths, and Wisconsin Nightlife!
Offering mind, body, and song to the astral beings that will melt the snow once and for all…LOUSY SMARCH WEATHER! Hosted by the amazing Moon Palace Books, the center for all things good and righteous (Books, Pizza, Beer, and Puuuuuuuunk Rooooooock!)
And for those Irish in nature or by nurture come celebrate what you celebrate best, it is March after all!

St. Patrick’s Saturday Evening at Merlins with The Inland Seas! @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
Come celebrate St. Paddy’s with us at Merlins Rest from 8:30pm-12:30am. Pub songs! Whiskey! We can’t wait!!

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
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.

Irish American (Teague Alexy, Erik Berry, Ryan Young) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
“Irish American” is the new duo record by northern Minnesota-based musicians Teague Alexy and Erik Berry. Erik Berry Mandolin Music is the mandolinist for nationally recognized bluegrass act Trampled by Turtles. Alexy is a celebrated singer-songwriter both under his own name and in the Americana group Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Their new release features nine traditional Irish favorites, including “Whiskey in the Jar,” “The Wild Colonial Boy” and “Mountain Dew,” as well as two original songs. The album features guest appearances by Trampled by Turtles fiddler Ryan Young, Nicholas David, Jillian Rae, Ian Alexy and members of Pert’ Near Sandstone and Pistol Whipping Party Penguins.
Jillian Rae is a truly multi-disciplinary singer, songwriter, and performer. Always connected to her roots in Northern Minnesota, the Minneapolis musician has expanded on her upbringing as a classical violinist to become one of the most powerful and unique voices in the Twin Cities music scene.

Sunday, March 17

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1pm
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. Must be 21+ 

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.

Ballroom Dance Nights in March @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 6-9:30pm
Ballroom Dance Party heats up in March!  Caroline Olson teaches West Coast Swing I – IV all month long! Sunday, March 17  with Tim Patrick & Blue Eyes Band 6 – 9:30pm West Coast Swing III
Admission:  $12

 

Monday, March 18

Uproar Comedy Open Mic – March 18th ft. Rita Winchester @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm • SHOW IS FREE! • Sign up 7:30pm • Show goes from 8-9pm-ish
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy and so on, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh.
The headliner for this installment is Rita WinchesterThere will be about 10 slots for the open mic. If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com and specify what open mic you’re talking about in the subject of the email , i.e.: “Uproar Open Mic” With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from and our comedy open mic, we think you’ll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not. Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a toast!
Note* ANYONE is welcome to see the show.
Just remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy. We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities.

 

Block Club Leader Training @ Minneapolis Police Department–Third Precinct, 3000 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • This Training Will Be conducted by the Crime Prevention Specialists from the Minneapolis Police Department
The Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct is holding a Block Leader Training on Mar. 18 from 6:30-8pm. The meeting will take place in the community room at 3000 Minnehaha Ave. (intersection of Minnehaha and Lake.) Off-street parking is available behind the precinct building.
The meeting is both training for new block leaders and a refresher for people who are already serving as block leaders. We keep updating our police resources while building community one block at a time. There will soon be four crime prevention specialists serving the 3rd Precinct, which is the largest precinct in Minneapolis. Shun Tillman serves the Longfellow neighborhood, and Jennifer Neale serves Nokomis.
People interested in attending the training should RSVP in advance to Shun Tillman, 612-673-2846, or email Shun.tillman@minneapolismn.gov.

Reading with Sally Wen Mao and 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Sally Wen Mao and 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin.
Sally Wen Mao’s Oculus explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. The title poem follows a girl in Shanghai who uploaded her suicide onto Instagram. Other poems cross into animated worlds, examine robot culture, and haunt a necropolis for electronic waste. A fascinating sequence speaks in the voice of international icon and first Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong, who travels through the history of cinema with a time machine, even past her death and into the future of film, where she finds she has no progeny. With a speculative imagination and a sharpened wit, Mao powerfully confronts the paradoxes of seeing and being seen, the intimacies made possible and ruined by the screen, and the many roles and representations that women of color are made to endure in order to survive a culture that seeks to consume them.
Sally Wen Mao is the author of a previous poetry collection, Mad Honey Symposium. Her work has won a Pushcart Prize and fellowships at Kundiman, George Washington University, and the New York Public Library Cullman Center.
신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin is the author of poetry/essay collections Unbearable Splendor (Minnesota Book Award); Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black (Asian American Literary Award), editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and author of bilingual Korean/English illustrated book for children Cooper’s Lesson. She has received artist fellowships and grants from the Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Loft, and elsewhere. With poet Su Hwang she co-founded and co-directs Poetry Asylum www.thisispoetryasylum.com. She is a consultant, speaker, facilitator, and writing teacher–please contact her via www.sunyungshin.com.
https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5352





 

Tuesday, March 19

Neighborhoods 2020 Community Meeting • 6:30-8:30pm @ Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S
Your input matters now more than ever! If you’re invested in the future of neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations, PLEASE ATTEND.
LCC is hosting an community meeting to gather resident input on new neighborhood organization program guidelines from the City of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCRD). We want to hear directly from residents in order to accurately portray the sentiment of Greater Longfellow. Council Members, Andrew Johnson and Cam Gordon, and NCRD staff will attend. These funding guidelines will require changes to the structure and focus of neighborhood organizations if they are approved by the Minneapolis City Council. To review the guidelines you can go to the following link: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ncr/2020
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LCC’s Executive Director, Melanie Majors: melanie@longfellow.org | 612-722-4529 ext. 14

Touchy Subject Trivia: Benefiting Planned Parenthood MN Advocate @ Moon Palace Books, 3032minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Trivia 7pm
Join Cheeky Kitty for Touchy Subject Trivia! With your help we have raised $7,068 for Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate since we started  in February 2018! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for a couple visual hints that can help your sexy team get the upper hand for our Historygasm and Bangerz rounds, as well as looks at our special prize sponsors!
Touchy Subject Trivia is a monthly team sex ed trivia night benefiting Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate. Topics include debunking sexual myths, promoting healthy discussion, inspiring reproductive justice, and refreshing what you should have learned in sex ed class. Cheeky Kitty is dedicated to fostering a safe, respectful environment where everyone can learn and “have the talk” in a fun, laid back space. Every month there will be a little news, a little pop culture, and a whole lot of sex positivity.
TICKETS – Pay to play
$10 suggested donation
We tend to sell out so be sure to get your tickets in advance!
Presale ticket buyers who purchase before 4pm on trivia day also get entered for a special prize drawing!
Additional cash donations will also be accepted at the door!
Join us the 3rd Tuesday of every month @ Moon Palace Books + Geek Love Cafe for some modernized sex ed fun with Cheeky Kitty!

Death Comedy Jam – Open Mic with Chris Maddock @ The Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 9-11pm • 21+
Twin Cities’ longest running (15 years at Grumpy’s DT) comedy open-mic The Death Comedy Jam, every Wednesday throughout the month of March, 2019. Hosted by veteran local comic Chris Maddock, these events allow access to all levels of comedic experience, are free to the public and are directly following The Hook’s existing Free Music Wednesday (6-9pm) programming, from 9-11pm.
#DeathComedyJam
#FreeMusicWednesday

Wednesday, March 20

Panel discussion: How do you start a craft beverage business? @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6:30pm
Ever wondered what it takes to start a business in the burgeoning craft beverage industry?   We host a panel of entrepreneurs from the Longfellow neighborhood in the beer, wine and distilling business to learn the ups and downs of life in an alcoholic beverage startup.  Panelists will include Chris Montana from Du Nord Craft Spirits, Kyle Sisco of Venn Brewing Company and Jeff Zeitler of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House. Moderator will be Rebekah Smith, host and founder of the QuOTeD podcast.  Rebekah will present questions to panelists for an hour, then have an informal wine & mingle hour where you can ask questions of the panelists on your own. It should be a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

Our RoboCop Remake + MURF Music Video Debut @ Trylon Cinema, 28 E 33rd St • 7pm • $5
55 different scenes of Robocop directed by 55 different filmmakers make up this wild jumble of insanity that is Our Robocop Remake. See it or forever feel inadequate. Your move, creep. Plus brand spakin new music video debut from the raddest band in town, MURF! PLUS MURF curated trailer pack.
$5, Advance tickets: http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/
Invite your friends!

Death Comedy Jam – Open Mic with Chris Maddock @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+
The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present the Twin Cities’ longest running (15 years at Grumpy’s DT) comedy open-mic The Death Comedy Jam, every Wednesday throughout the month of March, 2019. Hosted by veteran local comic Chris Maddock, these events allow access to all levels of comedic experience, are free to the public and are directly following The Hook’s existing Free Music Wednesday (6-9pm) programming, from 9-11pm.
#DeathComedyJam
#FreeMusicWednesday

Thursday, March 21

TrashTalk: March @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 6-8pm We officially have our March meetup space on the calendar and we are so excited to see you all!
Our March meetup is about the third R: Recycling. Here in Hennepin county, single-sort has never made it easier. But are we recycling correctly? What actually gets recycled and what doesn’t? Am I accidentally ‘wish-cycling’? We’ll dive into the world of recycling with three local Master Recyclers who dedicated their time to learn the in’s and outs of recycling in Hennepin county.
Come with your questions, thoughts and experiences on recycling!
Thursday Trivia: Game of Thrones- Seasons 5 and 6 @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Re-watch seasons 5 and 6 for trivia- and because season 8 is just around the corner.  First prize is two tickets to the Fire and Ice room at Trapped Puzzle Rooms!

6th Annual Last Bowl Of Chili Before Spring With Lost Marbles @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm Doors • 5:30pm-8pm Chili • 8pm Awards • Family Friendly ’till 9pm • $10 Suggested Donation
The 6th Annual Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring comes back to The Hook and Ladder this year. Join us for an “all you can taste” chili & live music community hang on Thursday, March 21.
Enter your “best” to win cash prizes, Hook swag, and concert tickets! Or simply enjoy the best variety of chili this side of the Mississippi…
6th Annual “Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring” Community Chili Cook-Off
FREE TO COMPETE: 1 Gallon or more of Chili in Crock-Pot qualifies!
Contact: Shaun Weseman – 612-817-6215 – Shaunssoup@gmail.com
IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30-7pm Potluck • 7-8pm Circle
Yay March Circle!
Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants in community, for the community and yourself?
Wanting to come together with folx in the community to learn, share and deepen your knowledge? Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other IBPOC herbalists/healers/plant people?
This space is intended for folx to come together  and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together. We invite folx to come together in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome. This space centers women/two spirit/queer/trans/femme/enby/gnc native, black and brown folx. Our intention is to help create a nurturing, healing  and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community. We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. Allies are encouraged to donate to the project to help keep it sustainable and possible. paypal.me/h4rj
During each meet-up there will be a small potluck at the beginning. Followed by an hour of conversation and skill sharing of different uses, traditions and techniques. Free— Donations accepted