Weekly Roundup: July 24-30

This neighborhood is inspiring. Stay strong Greater Longfellow.

Rebuilding Greater Longfellow

Longfellow Strong yard sign fundraiser

• Every Monday from 11am-1pm at the LCC Office | 2727 26th Ave S.
•. Fireroast Cafe & Wine Bar | 3800 37th Ave S.
• East Lake Liquor Store | 3916 E Lake St

Yard Signs available for $10 each
Cash or Venmo ONLY, username: LCC-Strong

(Sorry for any inconvenience.)

Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors has two positions open working with seniors. Community Nurse, R.N., 6-10 hours/week. Somali Elders Coordinator, 8-12 hours/week (must be bilingual). Send resume and cover letter to: maryalbrecht@LShealthyseniors.org. No phone calls please.


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

The Trylon Cinema​ is once again showing films. Last weekend we had audiences of up to 10 people (we have set our limit at 20). Remember, at this time masks are required in the Trylon Cinema. That means box office AND auditorium, mouth AND nose. Forget your mask at home? We’ll give you one! https://www.trylon.org/

Vote by Mail

Our recommendation for you: stay at home and vote by mail. To minimize direct contact with others, the CDC encourages you to vote by mail. All Minnesota voters are eligible to vote by mail. It’s easy to vote by mail, just as long as you plan ahead a bit. Due to a recent court action (in late June), some of the requirements for voting by mail have changed. These affect witness requirements and the deadline for returning your ballot. Currently, these changes ONLY apply to the August 11 State Primary. The changes are reflected throughout all information below.  
Apply to get a ballot in the mail: After you apply, we will mail your ballot to you with a postage-paid envelope for return.
Apply online: The online ballot application for the August primary and November general election is available now.
Application deadline
We recommend you apply for a ballot no later than 10 days before Election Day. This gives you the best chance to get your ballot in the mail and still have time to mail it back or drop-it off.  
You can apply after this date, but each day increases the chances you will not be able to receive and return your ballot by the deadline.

Rusty Patched Bumblebee ID Contest
Since the Greater Longfellow area is a Community Wildlife Habitat and a Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood, it would be fantastic to find the species we are specifically trying to save from extinction:  the Rusty Patched Bumblebee.  The female workers should be out now, collecting nectar and pollen for the colony.  We usually have one or two sightings each year, but we don’t have any verified observations on www.BumblebeeWatch.org yet. 
So let’s have a little fun in our neighborhood.  I am personally offering a cash prize to some of the first people in the Greater Longfellow Area that can submit a verified Rusty Patched Bumblebee sighting to the Bumblebeewatch website or app.  Since this is coming from my own pocket, I’m afraid the awards are rather humble.  If anyone wants to add to these prizes, that would make this even more interesting.  Please text me directly with details.  Cash or gift certificates would all work just fine.
• $50 1st Prize:  First adult person to submit a fully vetted and confirmed Rusty Patched Bumblebee sighting through Bumblebeewatch.org (which will indicate where the sighting took place and on what date).  I don’t check the website every day, though, so please message me to let me know if you submit a sighting.
• $50 Kid Prize:  First young person under the age of 18 to get a fully vetted and confirmed Rusty Patched Bumblebee sighting on Bumblebeewatch.org.  The website doesn’t indicate if the observer is under 18 years old, so if you’re a parent or guardian of a young citizen scientist, please let me know when they get a confirmed sighting on BumblebeeWatch.org.
• $50 Grand Prize:  Whoever gets the most number of confirmed Rusty Patched Bumblebee sightings in 2020 will win this prize (so this won’t go to the 1 st Prize or Kid Prize winner, even if they have more sightings, but rather just trying to give someone else a chance to win even if they don’t have the first verified sighting).

(The BumblebeeWatch website or app has lots of tips for finding and identifying Bumblebees.  But the main thing is to create an account, upload one to three good photos of your sighting, and it will be vetted by highly qualified bee experts.  And don’t worry about identifying the Bumblebee – you can pick what bee you think it is, but you don’t have to know, the bee expert will take a look and officially identify the Bumblebee for you.  After they review it, they will identify it (if they can), and mark it as a “verified” sighting.)
This is a Rusty Patch Bumble Bee:


Friday, July 24

Online Fun Friday Kids Art Camp w/ Rock Paper Scissors Goods @ 10am • ONLINE EVENT
Looking for something fun for your kids to do on Fridays this summer? Sign them up for our ONLINE Fun Friday Summer Art Camp! Each Friday we will use a new inspiration. Themes nature, animals, the ocean, space, etc to create various creative projects using paint, sculpture, weaving, printmaking and fiber arts. This class is suitable for kids 8-12. (Older kids can dedicate more time to making more elaborate projects.) Younger kids may need assistance at times but most projects should be easy to accomplish.) All materials each session are included. The class starts via ZOOM at 10AM CST and ends around 11:30AM. Here are the dates included- Fridays: July 24, 31, August-7, 14, 21
Once you register we will save your child’s spot so refunds are not available.Each week you will receive a kit with all materials for the sessions projects. Each session will have at least 2 projects.

New World Night Market w/ Modus Locus @ 6-10pm
Legacy Arts Group has partnered with Modus Locus, Reverie Cafe + Bar, and Powderhorn Neighborhood Association to have a night market for the summer! In alignment with many of the groups and organizers that are currently supporting the effort to provide space to businesses of color to recover from COVID19 related revenue losses, the New World Night Market seeks to provide the same. We want to continue bridging the gap of community support of business owners of color, help to create lasting business opportunities in this area, and create a space for artists of color to share ands sell their work.
Of course, Legacy Arts Group will have some entertainment and a focus on the youth! Our Future! 
WHEN: Bi -Monthly on Fridays at 6pm to 10pm • July 24 • August 7 • August 21 • September 4
WHERE: On 35th St. at Bloomington in the courtyard located in between Reverie Cafe + Bar and the Graffiti House near the ally
For Potential Vendors: Please email legacyartsgroup@gmail.com with your product selection/website, needs, and available times based on the dates above.

Virtual Music Trivia w/ Minnesota Orchestra @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
Join local trivia host Brian Ward and Minnesota Orchestra musicians on Zoom for a special trivia game testing your knowledge of all things music—both classical and beyond. This online event is free, but registration is required.
Register:  https://minnesotaorchestra.org/trivia
We recommend that you use two devices:
– Download Zoom on one device
– Download Kahoot on your smartphone 
or access via a web browser

Saturday, July 25

Midtown Farmers Market Saturday Market @ 8am-1pm, Moon Palace Books
Fresh and local food and goods! Join us from 8am to 1pm for a safe and healthy market, right in your backyard. We are still in our temporary location with the help of our gracious hosts, Moon Palace Books!


“We MUST Breathe” Pop Up Circus! w/ Vivid Black Paint • 11:30am • FREE
Mission: In collaboration with FLOW, VividBlackPaint aims to create space/moments for families, that are unrelated to COVID, rioting, death and disparity. We want to be a part of the healing initiatives.
This is not to overshadow or step ahead of social justice initiatives. So if you participate understand your purpose/intentions.
Provide welcoming space for kids, families, residents to know it is okay to smile, laugh, and be entertained in spite of the despair that is spreading nationwide.

Creating these spaces in times as uncertain as these, are vital to the mental health and social emotional development of our people. As we bear the weight from the police, COVID and general disparity on our hearts, lunges and souls… We MUST Breathe. More details here.

Yoga in the Park with Dallas @ 9:30am, Powderhorn Park 
We’re back in the park, on the west end near the stage. Bring a mat if you have one, otherwise, you can borrow one of ours. We’ll be spreading out, keeping distance. Please leave space for others as we arrange ourselves for class. Vinyasa style class with lots of options. Remember to care for your body and mind and community by coming together to move and breathe. 
Our class is held at the bottom of the hill very near the Powderhorn Park West Sanctuary. Please check out their current needs and bring requested supplies if you’re able: https://twin-cities-mutual-aid.org/?search=powderhorn+park+sanctuary

Upcycling with Sustainability @ 11am • ONLINE EVENT
Want some new summer threads but can’t make it to the store or thrift store? Look no further! Stop by our Zoom meeting and we’ll show you how to bring new life to your clothes. We will be showing how to bleach dye, tie-dye with sharpies, crop t-shirts, and more! See this document (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Iv-SMQLA3W_8iddLPl7R7kDrRtpmIPak1VDZbwT47OI/edit) for more ideas, examples, and necessary supplies. Can’t wait to see you and your cool new clothes! Zoom link available in the SWEekly!

The Cybernetic Hypothesis – Reading Group w/ Powderhorn Park @ 1pm
Finally translated into English, The Cybernetic Hypothesis is a 2001 essay from French journal Tiqqun that views cybernetics as a fable of late capitalism, and offers tools for the resistance.
Day One: July 25th (Preface & chapters 1–4)
Day Two: August 8th (Chapters 5–11)
Meet at 1pm, at Powderhorn Park (Tables south of the lake).
Read the book online: tinyurl.com/tiqqunTCH

MMIR Solidarity Campaign Launch Event @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
The MMIR Solidarity Campaign at MN350 is committed to justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous relatives. Led by the amazing Mysti Babineau and supported by powerful environmental work, we are uniquely positioned to activate our communities to recognize the simultaneous violence against Indigenous communities and our sacred ecosystems. 
We invite you to join our community,  learn more about our campaign, and about how you can contribute to our work.

Sunday, July 26

Monday, July 27

Supply Drive at YWCA Midtown @ Noon
YWCA Minneapolis is here for our neighbors in need. We have created a distribution hub at YWCA Midtown to ensure our neighbors have groceries, personal hygiene items and other supplies. We are collecting items Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at YWCA Midtown. Below is a list of items we are accepting for supply kits (new and unused only). No food is needed at this time. Donations will be accepted at the Minneapolis Sports Center main door entrance and staged in the south end.
Volunteer opportunities are available! Sign up for a shift at https://ywcampls.volunteerhub.com/
People can pick up food and supplies at YWCA Midtown (2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407) every Wednesday and Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Open to everyone!
Learn more at ywcampls.org/drive
Items Needed:
Feminine hygiene pads (light, medium, heavy) • Shampoo (full size) • Conditioner (full size) • Toothbrushes • Body wash/soap (full size) • Deodorant • Hand sanitizer • Liquid hand soap • Razors • Sunscreen • Toilet paper • Paper towels • Facial tissue • Dish soap • Cleaning spray • Sponge/scrubber • Laundry detergent • Disinfectant wipes
Baby Supplies:
Diapers (newborn-6 sizes)
Pull-ups (sizes 2T-3T, 3T-4T, 4T-5T)
Baby wipes
Men’s (small, medium, large, XL)
Women’s (small, medium, large, XL)

Free Yoga for BIPOC w/ Kassira • · ONLINE EVENT • 7:30pm
Mondays at 7:30pm in July | FREE: sign up on classes page
Yess Yoga is excited to announce that starting June 1, the Monday 7:30pm class will be Vinyasa for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), taught by Kassira Absar. These classes are for folks who identify as BIPOC to be in community while in practice—especially during a time where physically being in community can feel impossible. We recognize that moving through a world filled with microaggressions, racial trauma, and historical systems of oppression allow little room to take up space. The mat is YOUR space to TAKE UP space. The time is for you to participate in a guided practice and just be and breathe.  We look forward to having you in class!

Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social Justice, Jul 27 – Jul 31
*Registration Required*
Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social Justice • 1-week online synchronous institute
Teaching for and about social justice positively influences all students, yet social justice education can be challenging to integrate into the language classroom. In the first part of this institute, participants will examine the principles of social justice education and identify ways that these principles can support our standards, objectives, and targeted skills in contemporary foreign language education. Through discussion and reflection, teachers will identify their own interests and strengths as language educators for social justice.

In the second part of the institute, the participants will build on this foundation to adapt, develop, and create learning opportunities for their foreign language students. A creative set of experiences will help participants go from big ideas to activities and assessments for their classroom, all while teaching for and about social justice. Learn more here.


Tuesday, July 28

Alice and the Mayor (Alice et le Maire) Virtual Screening w/ MSP Film Society • Midnight
After 30 years in politics, the mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau (Fabrice Luchini), finds himself in the middle of an existential crisis. He feels empty and devoid of ideas. As his aides scramble to solve this problem, they hire Alice Heimann (Anaïs Demoustier), a brilliant young philosopher from Oxford, to a communications post. She becomes an intellectual sparring partner for Théraneau, helping him tap into his former progressive ideas, as well as question the roots of the power and the political system.
A selection of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, Demoustier won the César for Best Actress for her thought-provoking performance.


While we are unable to host our annual Lumières Françaises festival in the theater, we are thrilled to bring you an exciting program of new French cinema to enjoy from the comfort of your home! We are partnering with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and Kino Lorber to present Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020! Each Tuesday we will bring you a new title in the Burning Bright series that will be available to rent for one week. Watching the Burning Bright films directly supports MSP Film, thank you! Special thanks to FIAF, Burning Bright is curated by FIAF Film Curator Delphine Selles-Alvarez with Louise Bertin and Louise Masson.

Midtown Farmers Market Saturday Market @ 8am-1pm, Moon Palace Books
Fresh and local food and goods! Join us from 8am to 1pm for a safe and healthy market, right in your backyard. We are still in our temporary location with the help of our gracious hosts, Moon Palace Books!

Hiawatha Food Distribution – Everyone is welcome! w/ Hiawatha Collegiate High School @ 10am
To help maintain social distancing, please follow these rules during meal distributions:
• Upon arrival, please hold up a piece of paper or your fingers to indicate the number of children in your household.
• Please open your trunk so staff load the food there.
• Please clean out the vehicle trunk prior to arrival so the process runs smoothly.

Wednesday, July 29

The Minnesota Paradox: Racial Disparities in the Justice System @ Noon • ONLINE EVENT
Join us virtually for The Minnesota Paradox: A Discussion about Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System on Wednesday, July 29, from 12 to 1 p.m. This webinar is co-sponsored by our Diversity and Belonging Committee and Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.

Panelists include:
Toddrick Barnette ’92, Hennepin County Chief Judge 
John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
Dan Lew, Sixth Judicial District (Duluth/ St. Louis County) Public Defender, 
Ebony Ruhland, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

The conversation will be moderated by Kelly Lyn Mitchell, executive director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and chair of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission. 
The University of Minnesota Law School is dedicated to providing opportunities for our Minnesota Law community to bring about justice and change for our local, national, and international communities. Register today and join us for this important discussion and encourage change in our community and nation.
SPONSORED BY Diversity and Belonging Committee and Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
COST: Free • CLE CREDITS: 1 Elimination of Bias credit will be requested • CONTACT INFORMATION: Olivia Kurtz, (612) 624-1885, kurtz159@umn.edu

Thursday, July 30

Talking Trash with Neighbors @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
Mpls Neighborhood Green Teams are hosting Talking Trash – an online interactive event to talk about reducing waste and recycling in the time of COVID-19 and the racial justice uprising.
We will cover the following topics:
• Garbage & Recycling during COVID
• What’s in the trash?
• Organics Recycling
• Recycling
• Environment and justice issues with single-use plastics
• Waste Reduction Ideas and Tips
Questions – bring your show and tell item that you’re not sure how to recycle 
More detail here.

Suffrage “Radio” Play w/ Hennepin History Museum @ 7pm
Be a virtual cast member in “The Cabinet Meeting” by Suffrage Artist in Residence Madeline Hansen. This reader’s theater play is based on the premise that Susan B. Anthony is elected U.S. President and appoints a talented group of women to her cabinet. A fun and inspiring way to learn about women’s history, the play celebrates women leaders of diverse backgrounds and periods of American history, and considers both what they achieved and what has yet to be accomplished.

On July 30, 2020, Madeline will premier the “WHHM Radio Play” version of “The Cabinet Meeting” in a special class conducted via telephone. This innovative experiment in remote programming provides a safe way to venture away from your computer screen and connect with other history enthusiasts.  Participants will receive their script and a special “Suffrage Swag Bag” in the mail prior to the play.

Registration: $15/ $12 HHM Members


Neighborhood Safety, Unity, & Resources

Comments sought on new proposed change to the City Charter

The Minneapolis Charter Commission has proposed another possible change to the City Charter, our City’s constitution, and will seek public input on this proposal. This new proposal removes minimum funding requirements for the Police Department without eliminating Police as a required department.

The public hearing for this proposed Charter amendment is set for:

  • Monday, July 27 at 5 p.m. online.

This is the second of two proposed amendments. City Council submitted the first proposal  described below. As with the City Council’s proposed amendment, this new amendment would also be sent to the voters in the November election if approved by Hennepin County’s Aug. 21 ballot question deadline.
If both proposals are approved by the deadline, they could both appear as ballot questions this November.City Council’s proposed Charter amendment to create Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention

The Charter Commission’s new proposal is separate from the Minneapolis City Council’s existing proposal to eliminate Police as a required department in the City Charter and instead require the creation of a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, which may include a police division.

The public hearings for this first proposed Charter amendment were on July 15 and July 21, and public comments can still be submitted.How to participate and submit comments

Background information

State executive order suspending evictions extended until Aug. 12; rental assistance available through Hennepin County
The governor’s latest extension of the peacetime emergency means that the suspension of evictions and landlord-initiated lease terminations remains in place until Aug. 12.
This suspension will allow households to remain sheltered during the peacetime emergency. The executive order does not relieve a tenant’s obligation to pay rent.

While the eviction moratorium continues, housing providers can evict a tenant when the tenant violates a lease by endangering the safety of others, engaging in certain illegal activities, or significantly damaging property. Evictions can also proceed if the homeowner or their family member needs to move into the premises or if a writ of recovery was issued prior to March 24 at 5 p.m.
Hennepin County offers emergency rental assistance for residents with low incomes who have been financially harmed by COVID-19. Residents can learn more and apply at www.hennepin.us/rent-help.

City Council declares racism a public health emergency
The City Council has approved a resolution declaring racism a public health emergency in the City of Minneapolis and committed to a series of action steps to dedicate more resources to racial equity work. The resolution notes that “racism in all its forms causes persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes in many areas of life, including housing, education, health, employment, public safety and criminal justice; exacerbated further by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis,” and “a multitude of studies connect racism to inequitable health outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), including cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high infant and maternal mortality rates demonstrating that racism is the root cause of social determinants of health.” The resolution commits the City Council and mayor to recognize the “severe impact of racism on the wellbeing of residents and the city overall” and to allocate funding, staff and resources to “actively engage in racial equity in order to name, reverse, and repair the harm done to BIPOC.”  Read more about the resolution and action steps policymakers have pledged to take.

City of Minneapolis Resource List: Resources for food, clothing, financial assistance, medicationWith the loss of grocery stores and other damage affecting people’s access to food, clothing, financial assistance, groceries, medical care and equipment, and medication, the City is compiling this list of resources to help residents. Note: Information is changing rapidly. Please confirm the locations are still accepting or handing out donations before heading out. An overview of resources

  • All Minneapolis food shelves
    Food shelves help ensure all Minneapolis residents have steady access to food. A map to help you find a food shelf and other food resources is available on the City’s website. More resources are listed below the map.
  • Minneapolis Public Schools free meals for kids
    Daily free food boxes for pickup. Seven breakfasts and seven lunches including fresh produce for anyone 18 and under. All families are welcome.
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday now until further notice.
  • Free meals for kids app
    More resources for free meals for anyone under 18.
  • MN Food Helpline
    Online map of food resources
    Or call phone hotline at 1-888-711-1151 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • SNAP-EBT emergency food services expanded eligibility
    Plus online purchasing and delivery through Amazon and Walmart.
    Participants with questions can call 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday starting June 1.
    People who use SNAP and don’t want to leave their homes to get food can authorize a trusted relative, friend or neighbor to pick up and deliver groceries using their electronic benefits card. They must contact their county or tribal financial worker to make the authorization. Minnesotans can fill out an application for SNAP online at ApplyMN.dhs.mn.gov. For help applying or additional food resources, contact the Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151 or visit Hunger Solutions.
  • Food and financial assistance
    The Minnesota Department of Human Services has temporarily made it easier for people to get and use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which offers monthly food benefits. Information about SNAP and other hunger resources is collected on the department’s new food emergency webpage.
  • If you weren’t receiving SNAP or MFIP but your child had free or reduced lunch, you can apply for P-EBT to help buy food for your family.
    Apply starting noon June 8.
  • South Minneapolis food distribution efforts (Note: Some may be pop-up efforts not licensed by the City of Minneapolis.)
    • CANDO (Central Neighborhood Development Organization)
      Accepting drop-offs at 3715 Chicago Ave., 612-824-1333
    • Simpson Food Pantry, 2740 First Ave. S.; 612-874-7741
    • CAPI (Center for Asian and Pacific Islanders) Food Shelf, 612-721-0122
    • Twin Cities Democratic Socialist of America (TCDSA) are hosting food distribution of hot meals and fresh produce for all southside residents.
      Northern Sun, 2916 E. Lake St.
  • Minneapolis farmers markets
  • Clothing, financial assistance, groceries, medical care and equipment, and medication through Hennepin County
    Call 612-348-3000 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.Help is available in multiple languages. Residents in need of assistance are assigned a Human Services Navigator to help connect to available services and resources.
  • Pharmacy service
    How to get pharmacy services if your pharmacy has been damaged or closed.
  • Pet food
    The People & Pets Together pet food shelf is open to residents of Minneapolis who need help feeding and caring for pets.
    5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. No appointment necessary.
    3745 Bloomington Ave. S., 612-722-9998


COVID-19 Updates & Resources:

Minnesota peacetime emergency for COVID-19 extended: Gov. Walz extended Minnesota’s peacetime emergency through Aug. 12 to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 peacetime emergency protects Minnesotans against evictions and wage garnishment, provides expedited procurement power for personal protective equipment and other equipment, allows Minnesota to re-open society strategically while following the advice of public health experts, and protects workers from unsafe working conditions.
The governor points out that the emergency is not over, and we must continue necessary protections that are saving lives and keeping people safe. Working without the peacetime emergency would create a significant challenge and slowdown in the state’s response efforts and ability to provide emergency aid and economic relief across the state quickly – particularly with the current number of deaths and new cases. Forty-nine out of the 50 states are in states of emergency because COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to proliferate. Read the executive order.COVID-19 Info

Mental Health Resources
• University of Minnesota: Managing Fear and Anxiety for Healthcare Workers  
• Ramsey County residents who are experiencing stress and mental health symptoms as a result of COVID-19 are encouraged to call the county’s Crisis Team for support and resources. The county’s two crisis lines continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
• Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7878
• Adult Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7900
• CDC: Helping Children Cope During and After a Crisis  
• CDC – Printable Coping Strategies Activity and Coloring Book  
• PBS – How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus 


Ways to Help

How to donate food & supplies If you’re moved to support your community by donating food, the best way to reach hungry people is through food shelves. And the best way to help food shelves is with monetary donations. The dollars go much further through their own purchases, it prevents food donations from spoiling, and it allows the food shelves to purchase specific items that are needed for the community. Please note that Minneapolis Public Schools is not able to accept food donations or supplies at its food distribution sites or schools at this time. For information on how to support food shelves and meal sites, please visit the Health Department’s food donations page or view the pdf for specific needs shared by food shelves.


Virtual concerts, events, tours, and children’s activities to entertain everyone during social distancing:

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Virtual Workshop
LIVE DEMO: Letterpress
With Molly Poganski
Tuesday, July 28, 1 — 2 pm
Join MCBA’s Studio Technician Molly Poganski for a brief introduction to letterpress printing with hand-set wood type. Learn a little print history while watching Molly arrange type on the press, mix and apply ink to the rollers, and print. A finished print will be mailed to you after the demonstration. $50 (10% discount for MCBA members); $25 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members). For information and to register: https://www.mnbookarts.org/live-demo-letterpress/
Minnesota Center for Book Arts Virtual Workshop
LIVE DEMO: Vegetable Papyrus
with Yuka Petz
Wednesday, July 29, 6 — 7:30 pm
This demonstration-only workshop will be an introduction to making vegetable papyrus, a proto-paper made solely from fruits and vegetables. Vegetable papyrus is created by cooking out non-cellulose materials and drying under pressure. This organic and non-toxic artform provides ample opportunities to create stunning patterns and compositions that reveal the delicate veining and organic structures of the fruits and vegetable you work with. Discussion will include different techniques and potential uses, and participants will receive detailed instructions and tips for making papyrus at home. $35/participant; $15 for BIPOC participants. For information and to register: https://www.mnbookarts.org/live-demo-vegetable-papyrus/
Minnesota Center for Book Arts Virtual Workshop
Origami Spiral
With Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, July 30, 6 — 8 pm
This colorful origami structure is meditative to look at and to make. As a modular origami structure, this piece is created by folding 16 sheets of paper the same way and then assembling the folded pieces into the finished circular design. Learn to fold and assemble, then make more while playing with color combinations. Origami is a satisfying way to work with your hands that is affordable, mess-free and can be done while in conversation with others in-person or virtually. $35/participant; $15 for BIPOC participants. For information (including paper requirements) and to register: https://www.mnbookarts.org/origami-spiral/
Hennepin County Library presents:
Minneapolis Reuses the Railroad
Wednesday, August 5, 7 – 8 pm
Virtual event
After decades of falling population, the number of Minneapolis residents has rebounded due to an apartment construction boom. In addition, Minneapolis has opened new sports stadiums, the Guthrie Theater, the downtown garbage incinerator and many new parks along the Mississippi River. How was there room for all this new development? The answer is railroad land, much of it vacant since the 1970s. Historian Aaron Isaacs will take you on a then-and-now photo tour of the railroads and what replaced them. The link to the live online event will be emailed to registrants in advance. For information and to register: https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/5f08ec43da1b731c0af2dc8a

Mill City Times Digital Jigsaw Puzzle: “Farmers Market”
MSP Film Society Virtual Cinema
MSP Film Society continues to offer great cinema virtually. To check out the current programming (including those available through their “We the People” and “Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020” programs): https://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/list.aspx?cp1065=True&epguid=fe0d1f54-e421-4947-a740-5f34b73c66e7&
Hennepin County Libraries Virtual Classes and Events
Seventh Annual Source Song Festival
August 2 – 8
Theatre Latté Da’s Broadbend, Arkansas
July 20 — August 16
National Theatre at Home: Amadeus
The Public Theater: Shakespeare’s Richard II
Fred Hersch and Herschel Garfein | My Coma Dreams