Weekly Roundup: May 17-23

moon_palace_bookCheck out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and grab a good book!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Weed & Water • Wednesdays, May 1 – August 7, 9:30 – 11 am
Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adult are invited to join us at Epworth every Wednesday starting on May 1 -August 7 to tend to the Epworth Garden! Each free session will include a story, craft, games and a snack. Weed & Water Wednesday will happen every Wednesday, rain or shine!

Your open invitation to casual neighborhood Ultimate Frisbee games
Each Thursday | 5:30pm – dusk | Brackett Park | Starting May 2
It’s purposely a low-barrier-of-entry group and style of play. If you kind-of maybe know how to throw a frisbee and are ok with some jogging, this game is for you!
All ages and experience levels – we’ve had kids from age 8 to over 60. Come or go anytime after 5:30pm, and come out as often as works for you. Just show up! Or connect on the e-democracy Longfellow forum to get on the email list for weekly invites and reminders: http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-longfellow/

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) just launched “Parks for All,” a new comprehensive planning process that will set its priorities and policy direction for the next decade. Parks for All will engage Minneapolis residents and park users, along with MPRB staff and commissioners, over the next two years to shape the future direction of Minneapolis’ park and recreation system. The Parks for All Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will have a big influence on the comprehensive plan process and policy directions, so if you are passionate about parks and recreation in Minneapolis, please apply to serve on the CAC by June 7!

  1. You can find translated applications on the project page under CAC Applications and also in Survey Monkey.

  2. Applications will close on June 7th.

What is Parks for All? The last MPRB Comprehensive Plan was approved in 2007 and set a vision through 2020. Parks for All is the next MPRB Comprehensive Plan, which will guide the Minneapolis park and recreation system for the next decade. The MPRB Comprehensive Plan guides everything done by the MPRB. It articulates why the MPRB exists, identifies how the MPRB performs its work, and describes what the MPRB hopes to become. Parks for All is separate from the recent City of Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. It solely covers the Minneapolis park and recreation system. The plan will build off other recent MPRB plans including service area master plans for neighborhood parks, master plans for regional parks, RecQuest, the Urban Agriculture Activity Plan, the Skateboard Activity Plan, and other plans and policies that have been developed by MPRB in recent years with community input. The Comprehensive Plan is as much process as product. Community engagement will be central to the development of the policy direction, but the process contains important opportunities to do community building around the park system.


Greater Longfellow’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 7 & 8. Register to participate here

Greater Robot Grab 2019 w/ MN Art Truck @ Fireroast Coffee & Wine Bar, 3800 37th Ave S. • Voucher pick-up 9am-Noon • Return purchased objects or unused voucher to MN Art Truck by 3:30pm
We’re building a robot and you’re invited to help! Youth, ages 4-14, find “robot” parts during the Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale, then an artist will use to build a public sculpture, just for our community! Event is FREE! Participants receive $5 voucher to purchase the perfect part! Register in advance or the day of the event. Limited vouchers available. Participants pick up a $5 GRG voucher between 9am-Noon on Saturday, June 8 from the MN Art Truck parked at Fireroast Cafe & Wine Bar, 3800 37th Ave S. You’ll learn what types of items will/won’t work for robot parts, see examples, and then you’re on your way! More information & rules: longfellow.org/2019/05/06/greater-robot-grab-2019/

2019 General Membership Survey – Events and Activities

We want to hear from you! Let us know what kinds of community events you would like LCC to focus on by filling out our brief survey.  https://longfellow.org/2019/04/30/2019-general-membership-survey-events-and-activities/

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 athttps://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.

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Open Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
Friday – 10am-12pm
THIS MONTH’S SATURDAY will be the 25th, from 10am-12pm

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


Friday, May 17

Douala Soul Collective DJ Night @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 21+ • FREE! Tip your DJs! • 9pm-1am
Douala Soul collective is a combo of house parties DJ’s, open street DJ’s, farmer’s markets DJ’s, art parties DJ’s with local and international connections. Born in Douala-Cameroon, French by culture, living our dreams in south Minneapolis. We spin vinyls and sunbeams by hands, always jamming across borders, like tam tam beats…Try us!

Love Is Exotica ~ A Celebration Without Borders @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Show 8pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show • $20 VIP • VIP Includes Meet, Greet, & Seat (7pm)
The Hook & Ladder Theater are proud to host the 2nd installment of the “Love is…” series of performances with a special show called ‘Love is Exotica, a Celebration Without Borders’. This internationally-flavored cross-disciplinary collaboration includes music, dance and cabaret performances and features original music from Sun & Moon (American folk/jazz), Slovczech (European folk/rock) and Mestafonia (Iberian and South American folk) along with performance art from Fly Freak Aerialists and Red Hot Rascals!

The Sanctity of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave S • 6:30 Potluck • 7:15 Movie • Free will donation
See http://www.sanctityofsanctuary.com/, an Appalachian love affair between a man, his farm, and his desire to make the world a better place. This film ignites the green spark within us to live sustainably and to appreciate, cherish and protect our world. http://www.transitionlongfellow.org/movie-night, or see event on Facebook
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/132233885

Saturday, May 18

Sustainability for Beginners @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 1pm
Are you interested in living more sustainably but are totally overwhelmed by where to start? It seems like every week there’s a new report about what we should or shouldn’t do. At this event, we’ll have organizations give you straightforward, easy but big impact tips on how to live more sustainably and make a difference. Come learn the 101s from 4 organizations about the top things that you can do to help reduce your impact.

We’ll have short presentations by 4 amazing local organizations and then a resource fair where you can ask questions and get more information. To make the deal even sweeter, if you talk to a few of the organizations, we’ll give you a FREE DRINK TICKET for Tiny Diner to use anytime you like!

Participating organizations include:
Tare Market
Our Streets Minneapolis
TC Food Justice
All Energy Solar
Zest Ed
Master Water Stewards
Master Recyclers
and more!

Time for Ilhan @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3:30pm
Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Time for Ilhan! The film chronicles Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s historic campaign to become the country’s first Somali Muslim woman legislator as she faces down a 43-year incumbent. Ilhan’s story is a powerful rallying call for women, immigrants, communities of color, young people, and all who have been historically excluded from political leadership to join forces in the fight for a more representative and reflective democracy. Hosted by Our Revolution Twin Cities as part of the national Time for Ilhan Take Action! Screening Tour. #TFITakeAction
To watch the film’s trailer: http://bit.ly/TFItrailer
For details on screenings: bit.ly/TFI-screenings

2019 Plant Swap w/ The Longfellow Garden Club @ Sandford Middle School, 3524 42nd Ave S • 11am
The Longfellow Garden Club invites you to our 2019 Plant Swap to be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 18. Look for signs on the west side of the Sanford Middle School parking lot, on 41st Avenue South between 35th and 36th streets.
You can bring plants beginning at 11am • Swapping plants starts at Noon.
(Note: Plants are mostly gone by 12:30.)  All traces of the Swap will disappear by 1 pm.

Swap rules: label what you bring, offer a small donation if you take plants but didn’t bring any. Take home any of your plants that are left.

Reading with Karen Havelin and conversation with Karen Babine @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join us for a reading with Karen Havelin from her new book Please Read This Leaflet Carefully, followed by a conversation with Karen Babine.
Please Read This Leaflet Carefully, the debut novel from Norwegian writer and translator Karen Havelin, is the story of a woman whose body has become her enemy.
The novel tracks backward, from 2016 until 1995, etching details of daily life into a gripping and darkly humorous bildungsroman, about the intricacies of love and life in a fragile body. We meet Laura Fjellstad first as she works and cares for her young daughter, while struggling with debilitating pain and endometriosis, an invisible chronic illness.
As the reader moves in reverse to meet Laura’s younger and somewhat healthier selves (a hopeful bride in New York, a baby queer in Paris, a figure skater in Norway) we uncover her tireless work to gain control of her identity, her illness and the conflicting demands made by doctors, friends, lovers and family.
Karen Havelin is a writer and translator originally from Bergen, Norway. She has a MFA in fiction from Columbia University and currently lives in Oslo.
Karen Babine is the author of All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer and Water and https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6017

The Belfast Cowboys @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance  • $13 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’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.

Alouette (CHI) // Lazear // Products // Sauna Accident @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm-Midnight • $5 – 10 (sliding scale) • 21+ with ID • Tix available at the door.Chicago-based garage-punk duo, alouette., pays a visit to Minneapolis with locals Products, Lazearand sauna accident.

Sunday, May 19

Wild Reads Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2-3pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti trilogy. Get your copy of the complete trilogy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself–but first she has to make it there, alive. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5924

World Migratory Bird Day Walking Tours and Art Activities @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 11am
In celebration of 2019’s World Migratory Bird Day, Articulture is co-hosting a special event with Audubon that includes:
Time: Tour A  12–1pm |  Tour B 1–2pm
Location: Start & end at Articulture
Story tours will showcase painted utility boxes in Seward neighborhood created by our Youth Arts Collaborative. The focus of this project was—Protect What We Love—clean water resources for birds, people and ecosystems. In an effort to care for the environment, we will pick up trash along the way. If you want to help–gloves/bags provided.

All Ages
Time: 11am–3pm
Location: Articulture
Participants will explore issues of plastic pollution through artmaking using upcycled plastics. Pledges will be hung on our recycled tree in a collective effort to make the world safer for birds and other wildlife.
• Bird masks
• Bird sculptures
• Pledges to reduce plastic pollution

Cinema Book Club: The Price of Salt @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave •  4-5pm
For the next installment of the Cinema Book Club, we’ll be reading Patricia Highsmith’s brilliant The Price of Salt, and watching Todd Haynes’ beautiful adaptation Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. This story of the love between upper-class housewife Carol Aird and struggling young photographer Therese Belivet in 1950s New York City should have been the stuff of a steamy potboiler (which is how it was originally marketed.) Instead, Highsmith infused it with suspense, passion, respect, and, so stunningly for her, a happy ending that remained true to its characters and its story, and made this a beloved and oft-shared novel among women, especially gay women, since its original publication in 1952. Todd Haynes’ film showcases two of the world’s greatest actresses and is treated with his signature lavish direction in total service to the rich emotion on display.

Grab the book at Moon Palace for 20% off, and watch the film at home (available on streaming or, even better, your Public Library), and join us for a discussion over delicious Geek Love food at 4:00pm on Sunday, May 19. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5667

Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations @ at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, 212 N 17th Ave., Minneapolis. • Must have valid ID for proof of residency • 2-5pm
Minneapolis residents: Get your pet vaccinated at an affordable cost. All cats must be in a carrier and all dogs must be on a leash. Services Offered: Rabies Vaccine, PRC (Feline Distemper Vaccine), DA2PP (Canine Distemper Vaccine), Microchip $10 each or $25 for all 3 • We will accept cash, check and credit card

Monday, May 20

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Fed up with his cramped Manhattan apartment, Jim Blandings (Grant) convinces his wife, Muriel (Loy), that they should move to the country. But building the perfect home results in disaster after disaster.

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11am 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.

What Now?/Now What? – A Lit Reading @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Perpich Arts High School Junior & Senior Literary Arts Reading • Refreshments provided. Bus leaves Perpich Arts High School at 6:15pm • FREE, Reservations Encouraged
Perpich Literary Arts students have named their upcoming public reading “What Now?/Now What?” in recognition of big changes coming our way. This will be the final Perpich reading for the seniors in our program and in turn, the last time the juniors will read as juniors. What now? Now what?
Please join us to hear Literary Arts students read and perform an assortment of modern fairytales, Spoken Word poetry, poetry poetry, and memoir.


Tuesday, May 21

Nourish 101: Tempeh Tacos @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave • 6:30pm
Make tempeh tacos and discuss alternative proteins with Jessica Toliver of Jess Delicious LLC. #NourishClasses

Mapping Prejudice: Racial Covenant History in the Nokomis Area @ Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 S 31 1st Ave • 6:30pm
In Minneapolis and in particular the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Nokomis, racial covenant restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.
Come learn from Kirsten Delegard, Project Director of Mapping Prejudice about their project visualizing racial covenants, racial covenant history in the Nokomis area, and how you can remove covenant language from your deed.

About Mapping Prejudice: We are a team of geographers, historians, digital humanists and community activists seeking to expose structural racism in Minneapolis. We are building a map that shows how racial restrictions were embedded in the physical landscape of our community. We are unearthing racial covenants in Hennepin County property deeds, to reveal how much land was reserved for the exclusive use of white people for most of the twentieth century. More Info: https://www.mappingprejudice.org/ Organized for residents of the Diamond Lake, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Page and Wenonah neighborhoods. Co-Hosted by the HPDL – Hale, Page, Diamond Lake Community Association, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association and Jeremy Schroeder – Ward 11 City Council Member.

Wednesday, May 22

Best Buddies Minnesota Open House @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6pm
You’re invited! Wanting to learn more about Best Buddies programs and how to get involved in Minnesota? This is the perfect opportunity to stop by, gather all the info you need and sign up to volunteer! Hope to see you there!

Meme Culture and Comics @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4-5:30pm
A conversation with Shannon Wright, Blue Delliquanti, and Greg Hunter, moderated by Caitlin Skaalrud FREE event! RSVP if attending for a chance to win prizes! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeC4IrId8NdoqgsGLbtp1mRLQM7N5-wnC_nhq9N-sS8ulY96g/viewform What do comics and memes have in common? As forms that tell stories with minimal means and play with text and image, both comics and memes have roots in DIY culture and an appetite for whimsy, satire, and visual puns. To explore the field of comics and memes in the digital age, join us for a conversation with cartoonists, illustrators, storytellers, and a publisher as they put their heads together to make sense of current trends and speculate on future directions of comics in the digital age.
More info about this event here: http://www.raintaxi.com/meme-culture-and-comics/ Our one-day symposium includes a workshop that invites creators of all types to sharpen their stories; a panel discussion with comics practitioners, publishers, and critics, and a keynote talk featuring an acclaimed cartoonist who has been exploring creative relevance and practices in our hyper-accelerated age. Our goal is to probe the creative interstitial spaces that might open in conversation with comics and memes, and to speculate about the communicative and creative possibilities the two might share despite their distinct histories and current circulations.

Artist Feast – Networking Series Cohort @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 6pm
Note: This does not require an extensive level of commitment beyond attending. The Artist Networking Cohort is a 3-part workshop series for artists, activists, community organizers, and anyone who identifies as a social-justice oriented creative. This series is an immersive, experimental, and interdisciplinary opportunity to engage with an intentional artistic community while learning to cultivate skills of sustainability and nourishment in our creative practices. The workshops will focus on themes and topics that include:
– Tapping into our Inner Source of Creative Abundance
– Fueling our Artistic Vitality with Intention
– Cultivating Fierce Love (Inwardly and Outwardly)
– Healing Through Art and Community
– Combatting Artist and Organizer Burnout
– Building Healthy Connections in Artistic and Activist work
– Sustainability in our Creative and Social Justice Practices

There will be a total of 3 sessions that will meet once a month over the course of May, June, and July. Each session will approach the themes listed above through a mentor-led creative workshop, experimental exercises, and deep discussions over deliciously and intentionally-cooked meals. Mentors leading the workshops will all be various local artists and activists in the Twin Cities. At the end of the series, there will be a final multi-media performance that we encourage (but not require) all members of the cohort to participate in. Application Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KJMyZsk7wbM3TgcbVIrxaxwkawo0ZVP85mzjGihNEG4/edit?ts=5ca7920c
Taylor Seaberg, in partnership with Juliette Myers, is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Mads from MST3K: Riverview Theater Minneapolis @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S
The Mads Are Back! Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu return to Minnesota to screen some of the worst movies ever made and “riff”, or comedically make fun of, them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. Two shows only, but EACH SHOW FEATURES DIFFERENT CONTENT! Different films each night!
If this show were rated it would probably be PG-13, but keep in mind it is a live show so anything could happen!

Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23, 2019 at 7:30pm
Admission is $22 in advance or $27 at the door.
Tickets on sale now!

Thursday, May 23

Hook & Laughter – Comedy Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm Doors • 8pm Show • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show (If Available)
Hook & Laughter Featuring: Bryan Miller, Ali Sultan, Colleen Doyle Justice, Nate Abshire, and Daniel Williams.
The Hook & Laughter Monthly Comedy Series deviates from the traditional club formula: host, feature, and a single headliner to instead feature top-notch local and regional comics who bring their first-rate material to the stage for equitable sized sets. Hosted by local comedy veteran, Chris Maddock.
This month features an eclectic mix of outstanding local artists including: Bryan Miller (Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson, Great American Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival), stand-up/podcaster Ali Sultan (Gilda’s Laugh Fest 2018 Best of The Midwest Winner and Host of Stories with my Muslim Mom podcast), actor/writer/comedian Colleen Doyle Justice, writer/humorist Nate Abshire (2010 Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Runner-Up, 2012 Seattle International Comedy Competition Semifinalist), and story-teller, Daniel Williams.

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club – Sing, Unburied, Sing @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
This year, the American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color.
Moon Palace Books is excited to host our first Well-Read Black Girl Book Club on Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm. Join us for a discussion of Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
“Sing, Unburied, Sing is many things: a road novel, a slender epic of three generations and the ghosts that haunt them, and a portrait of what ordinary folk in dire circumstances cleave to as well as what they — and perhaps we all — are trying to outrun.” —New York Times Book Review

Trash Catties/Silt/Lilac Fortress/Nuee Ardente 5/23 @ Music at Moon Palace • 9pm-Midnight • $7-10 sliding scale • 21+
Trash Catties (https://trashcatties.bandcamp.com/)
Silt (https://siltminneapolis.bandcamp.com/)
Lilac Fortress (https://soundcloud.com/lilac-fortress)
Nuee’ Ardente (https://nueeardente.bandcamp.com/)

Restorative Justice 101 Training @ 8:30am Restorative Justice 101: Training for Practice in Everyday Life
RJ 101: The Restorative Justice 101 Training is co-sponsored by Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice and the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.
Early Tuition: $150
Standard Tuition: $180
Optional CEs/CLEs: $35
RJ 101 teaches the principles, philosophies, and practices of Restorative Justice via lecture and experiential education methodologies for empowering our communities.
Professionals, paraprofessionals, and laypersons are welcome to attend.

RJ 101 Training Objectives: Learn the history and philosophy and principles of restorative justice and restorative practices. Examine the neuroscience of restorative justice. Apply a restorative lens to work with those who have been harmed, those who have harmed, and the community. Experience a simulated interactive restorative justice conference. Explore applications for restorative justice practices at home, work, school, and in the community.

100% of RJ 101 Training graduates rated this training “Very Good” and “Excellent.” 100% increased their understanding and knowledge of Restorative Justice and how to apply it to everyday life. 100% indicated they would recommend this training to others.
RJ 101 has been approved for 6.5-7 hours of continuing education (CEs) for Social Workers, LMFT, LPCCs, LPCs, LADCs, Psychologists, Nurses, and Teachers for an additional $35.

Plant Spirit Meditation @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Continuing in the tradition of Sacha Louise, who hosted monthly plant meditations at The Medicine Tree in 2017 and 2018, we will create a safe sacred space together where we can honor, explore, and share in the realms of connective plant consciousness. A space where we can enter into meditation to access our intuitive communication abilities with our plant allies. Whether you are new to this or have joined us before, everyone is welcome.
“The use of direct perception in gathering knowledge from the heart of the world is extremely ancient. It is pervasive throughout all cultures and all times. Eventually you have to move from looking and go into feeling, realizing that feeling is a sense, too. Not the touch of the fingers, but the touch of the heart. This kind of touch has another dimension, deeper than that possessed by the fingers. We are meant to feel the touch of the world upon us. Stop. Take a deep breath. Look at what is right in front of you. How does it feel?” ― Stephen Harrod Buhner, The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature
Gift Donations are welcome, suggested donation of $5-20. Venmo @Heather-Sage-3 or paypal.me/sageheather

Home Ownership Works (HOW) Program @ Sabathani Community Center, Target Banquet Center Room 216, 310 E 38th St. • 6-7:30pm
The HOW program was initially approved in 1990 and aims to provide and sustain affordable, owner-occupied, one- to four-unit housing for low- and moderate-income purchasers throughout Minneapolis and reduce racial disparities in homeownership. Information and feedback session planned for the HOW Program: Register for the information and feedback session If you or residents in your neighborhood have comments to contribute that would help our feedback process, we would appreciate your input through Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  Please visit www.minneapolismn.gov/HOWprogram to review the proposed HOW Program manual. Please contact Aarica.Coleman@minneapolismn.gov if there are any comments or questions.

Powwow Drum and Dance Practice @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave • 7pm
Drum and Dance Practice welcomes all levels of singing and all categories and levels of dance sponsored by Prevention through Cultural Awareness Program. Drum and Dance meets weekly on Thursday from 7-8:30pm in the Lower Gallery at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. All ages are welcome to join, there’s no registration required and we encourage Native youth ages 8-18 and their families to participated. This activity is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.