Weekly Roundup: November 13-19

Stay safe and strong, Greater Longfellow.


Longfellow Community Council POLICING SURVEY:
For residents and business owners in the 3rd Precinct LCC is conducting a survey to gather information about how residents and business owners feel about policing in their neighborhoods and about the future of the 3rd precinct police (previously at E. Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue). This survey is not being done on behalf of the City of Minneapolis but we do plan to share results in summary form with our City elected officials to consider in their decision-making and in their City-led public engagement process.
We will also share summary results with neighborhood residents and nearby neighborhoods that participate in the survey. Any identifying information of participants will not be shared. Please use the following link to participate in this survey https://forms.gle/CyYpGEWAebsBJuT26
Note: The 3rd precinct includes all Minneapolis neighborhoods east of Highway 35W and south of Highway 94. Elliot Park Neighborhood (EPNI) PPNA Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Nokomis East Neighborhood Association Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association

It’s that GiveMN time of year! Feeling generous? Consider donating to Longfellow Community Council: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Longfellow

The City of Minneapolis announces the launch of the Rehab Support Program.
In partnership with Minnesota Housing, the program offers the Fix Up Loan program at a fixed interest rate of 2% (2.144% APR based on $30,000 loan).The program, with a maximum loan amount of $30,000 is available in 43 select Minneapolis neighborhoods (see the attached map). The goal of the Rehab Support Program is to encourage households to complete improvements to their homes that will increase the home’s value while addressing health, safety and housing code violations.
Questions about the program should be directed to owneroccupiedrehab@minneapolismn.gov.
The Rehab Support Program, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and Minnesota Housing, offers the Fix Up Loan program at a fixed interest rate of 2% (2.144% APR based on $30,000 loan). Maximum loan is $30,000 to 43 select Minneapolis neighborhoods. The goal of the Rehab Support Program is to encourage households to complete improvements to their homes that will increase the home’s value while addressing health, safety, and housing code violations.
The Rehab Support Program (RSP) offers the following:
Priority for improvements will be the correction of outstanding code orders and any mechanical, structural, and safety hazards. If no required repairs are present, permanent improvements such as, but not limited to, interior finishing/remodeling, energy conservation, accessibility, site work, building envelope, electrical, garage, HVAC, plumbing, and windows will be allowed.
• Household Income may not exceed $105,600.
• Must have a credit score of at least 620.
• Single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes are eligible.
• Ownership by any form of trust except Community Land Trust and individual home-site lease assignments on tribal trust land and ownership subject to a reverse mortgage are not eligible.
• Homeowner labor / sweat equity projects are not allowed.
How to Apply:
1. Download and print the Rehab Support Program application from the website or request an application be sent to you 
2. Complete and sign all forms.
3. Provide copies of supporting documents as described in the application.
4. Include a check payable to City of Minneapolis for the credit report. Cash and credit cards are not accepted.
Send your completed applications to:
E-mail: owneroccupiedrehab@minneapolismn.gov
FAX: 612-424-8281
Mail: City of Minneapolis – CPED
Attn: Owner Occupied Rehab
105 Fifth Avenue South Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2534
Questions please call: Owner Occupied Rehab at (612) 673-5174
For more information about this program and other owner occupied home improvement programs, please visit our web site: http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/cped/housing/WCMSP-213535

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/

Featured Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Safety Now Community Forum: November 19, 6-7:30pm
Residents and businesses of Greater Longfellow. The Jordan Area Community Council (JACC) is organizing a safety forum and all residents are invited. Please see the information below. You will need to send an email to Cathy Spann cathy@jordanmpls.org in order to receive the zoom link.

As you may be aware the northside of Minneapolis is facing the highest crime that residents have seen in many years. The Jordan neighborhood, where JACC is located, is under siege with gun violence. Jordan residents report incidents of violence, on a daily basis, many lives have been lost, families are grieving and suffering due to gun violence.
We continue to ponder what is the long term impact and what does it take to end gun violence.
Many Jordan community residents and block club leaders, along with the JACC board of Directors, staff of various offices, such as the mayor’s office, the chief of police, US Atty General and the DOJ have worked together to coordinate a community forum to address the surge of gun violence that has taken over our neighborhoods and the entire city of Minneapolis.

We would like to invite you, your board, staff and neighbors to join us for the “Safety Now Community Forum” held on November 19, 6-7:30pm. This will be a virtual meeting, via zoom, and a facilitator will guide and lead the conversation.
It will be a panel discussion to include residents, the mayor, chief of police and the US Attorney General.
We anticipate there will be many questions, we will ask individuals to submit questions in advance, prior to the meeting. Questions will also be taken during the meeting, via the chat format.

A message from Audel Shokohzadeh, Community Engagement Director | External Relations
“A reminder that on Thursday, November 12, I will be hosting two presentations to provide an overview of our civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department.
Folks that attend the presentation will learn:
• Why the Minnesota Department of Human Rights launched the investigation
• Information about the investigation into the state’s largest police department
• How community members can contact a neutral investigator with information

Both sessions will feature identical information:
-RSVP for presentation on November 12, 9 AM – 10 AM
-RSVP for presentation on November 12, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
If you have any questions or would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact me at: audel.shokohzadeh@state.mn.us. If you are having issues registering please email me directly with your first and last name and preferred email address.”

The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute Trainings partially funded by the Minneapolis Foundation for all those who live, work, and/or play in Minneapolis:

Introduction to Restorative Justice for Community Healing and Transformation  
Pay-What-You-Can-Up to $50; CEs available for MN social workers, teachers, and nurses
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 9am-11am CST  Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/hpF2qt2GJ
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 9am-11am CST    Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1CzUsct5p
Monday, November 23, 2020, 9am-11am CST    Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1Dj2Pemlg

Introduction to Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience for Cultural Competence, Racial Healing and Equity
Pay-What-You-Can-Up to $30;  CEs available for MN social workers, teachers, and nurses
Friday, November 20, 2020, 3pm-5pm CST         Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/2XeV6yNUU
Monday, November 23, 1pm-3pm CST                Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/cGZKwTKqb
Friday, December 4, 10am-12pm CST                  

Coming to the Table (CTTT) Racial Healing Talking Circles
These free monthly events are free, and donations are gratefully accepted
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7pm-8:30pm CST       Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1FvYkSaKS
Saturday, November 21, 2020, 10:30am-12pm CST        Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/5HboZBg4E
Monday, November 23, 2020, 7pm-8:30pm CST             Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/27pzvcW3o

Introduction to Self-Care for Resilience: Training for Practice in Everyday Life
Pay-What-You-Can-Up to $50; CEs available for MN social workers, teachers, and nurses
Friday, November 13, 2020, 3pm-5pm CST
Friday, December 4, 2020, 2pm-4pm CST

STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience in a Single Day for Cultural Competence, Racial Justice Healing and Equity 
Early Tuition: $99 Standard Tuition: $155  CEs/CLEs available for MN mental health professionals, attorneys, teachers, and nurses.
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 9am-5pm CST


Friday, Nov 13 

Sorcerer (1977) w/ Trylon Cinema @ 7pm
Four desperate men agree to truck a load of unstable nitroglycerin over a rocky mountain road. The slightest bump could mean their deaths. Opening on the same day as Star Wars, Sorcerer flopped. But this remake of 1953’s The Wages of Fear is deliberately paced, tense as hell, and deserving of a bigger audience.

Pancakes and booze with Jess Meeks Art! w/ Lumber Exchange Event Center @ 8pm
Pancakes and Booze is back in action! This was originally scheduled in March and after careful planning and consideration to the “new world”, we are on!  November 13th, yes that is Friday, oh spooky spooky. Lol 
There are a lot of precautions and measures set forth to conduct this safely and fun. 
Visit : http://www.pancakesandbooze.com/covid-19

Here you will learn in detail all the steps taken to make these events continue through the world and to support local artists in all states. Pancakes are still here my fiends, but served single serving packs with no shared areas as before. Designated eating areas as well. If you need an excuse to get out and experience something semi normal again, come by! This show is always so entertaining and fun for me. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, Nov 14

November Queer+ New/Prospective Parent Group @ 10am • ONLINE EVENT
Social support and community group for new (0-3y) or prospective queer+ identifying individuals and families! Children welcome! Because of COVID, we will be meeting virtually via Zoom. Meetings will be on the second Saturday of the month at 10a.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87487771765?pwd=Qis3cGdkSHlwaDV1aEdMLzZwM1I1UT09
Meeting ID: 874 8777 1765
Passcode: newparent
One tap mobile +16465588656,,87487771765#,,,,,,0#,,647039525# US (New York)
Meeting ID: 874 8777 1765
Passcode: 647039525

Raj Haldar @ 1pm • Online Event
Join us on Saturday, 11/14 at 1PM for an extraordinary (and definitely not extra ordinary) virtual event with Raj Haldar, author of the hilarious and clever picture book NO READING ALLOWED: THE WORST READ-ALOUD BOOK EVER! The best-selling author of P IS FOR PTERODACTYL: THE WORST ALPHABET EVER turns our attention to homophones, homonyms, and the importance of punctuation in his newest romp through curiosities in the English language.

Raj will read NO READING IS ALLOWED and answer questions! All attendees will receive a coupon code for 15% off their next order at http://www.wildrumpusbooks.com. 
This event will take place on Zoom Webinar. Click on the link or copy and paste the URL into your browser to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89529752733?pwd=SGhTaHRmTG94aHNNQ1JvcEFFVmtrdz09

About Raj Haldar: Also known by his stage name Lushlife, Raj Haldar is an American rapper, composer, and producer from Philadelphia, PA. He’s also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of P Is for Pterodactyl. Connect with him on Twitter @lushlifemedia or on Instagram @lush.vida.
Find both of Raj Haldar’s books here: https://www.wildrumpusbooks.com/rajhaldar

The Shapes We Take by Rachel Breen w/ soovac @ 11am
Join us November 14th – Decemeber 20th for “The Shapes We Take” by Rachel Breen. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sundays 11-4PM, or by appointment.
For the last seven years Rachel Breen’s work has examined the labor rights of garment workers, a nexus for many challenges of capitalism- globalization, climate crisis, racism, and labor abuse. The Shapes We Take is yet another chapter in Breen’s commitment to making visible, systems that are hard to comprehend and deeply entrenched. And this is a critical time to address the way multinational brands privilege profit over human rights and inform American consumers about our complicity in the way garment workers are treated.

Rachel Breen is a visual artist who works at the intersection of drawing, installation and public engagement. She has exhibited her work locally and nationally and is the recipient of four Minnesota State Arts Board grants, the Walker Art Center’s Open Field fellowship, and the 2019–2020 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship. Rachel holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College. She is a Professor of Art at Anoka Ramsey Community College.

More information on the show can be found at www.soovac.org/theshapeswetake

Sunday, Nov 15

Chai & Chat: Gender Violence 101 w/ Sewa – Asian Indian Family Wellness @ 2pm • ONLINE EVENT
Chai & Chat creates supportive and safe spaces for all who identify as women to come together to discuss issues, share their stories, and to enjoy different activities and outings. Though COVID has put a damper on activities together, we are still meeting via ZOOM. 
Register Online:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvduqgpjwqHtU8-_SxjNpQCwanhDM4sdmW

Monday, Nov 16

Sorcerer (1977) w/ Trylon Cinema @ 7pm
Four desperate men agree to truck a load of unstable nitroglycerin over a rocky mountain road. The slightest bump could mean their deaths. Opening on the same day as Star Wars, Sorcerer flopped. But this remake of 1953’s The Wages of Fear is deliberately paced, tense as hell, and deserving of a bigger audience.

Monday Tiyumba Dance Class w/ Praxis Gallery & Photographic Arts Center @ 6pm
Tiyumba has moved indoors. Dance class every Monday at Praxis Gallery at 6-7 pm CST. Praxis Gallery, 2637 27th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (NW corner of the Ivy Arts Building parking lot). Face masks are mandatory. Please bring hand sanitizer & water. We will be practicing social distancing. Space is limited to 10 dancers. Register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a8a929a4ffc61-african. Drop-in: $15; 6 class package: $80. You can also join us online. For the Zoom meeting link, payment information and more, please see: http://tiyumba.com/danceclasses.html.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81200729752
Passcode: 610339

“Secrecy & Publicity” with Brian Goldberg and Kim Todd @ 3pm • ONLINE EVENT
Associate Professors Brian Goldberg and Kim Todd will present works in progress. With “Romantic Radicalism and the Secret Ballot,” Goldberg will address differing arguments among early 19th-century British thinkers, from William Cobbett to William Godwin, about the merits of a secret ballot. Todd will discuss “Rise of the ‘Girl Stunt Reporter,'” a section of her forthcoming book Sensational: The Hidden History of America’s “Girl Stunt Reporters” (Harper). Register for this Zoom event: z.umn.edu/GoldbergTodd

More information: cla.umn.edu/english/events/faculty-works-progress-goldberg-and-todd

Tuesday, Nov 17

Cultivating Resiliency through Writing w/ Longfellow Seward Healthy Seniors @ 10:30am • ONLINE EVENT
How can we rise above life’s challenges when we feel over-whelmed?  Wendy Brown-Baez, award winning writer, teacher, and performance poet, will share tips to cultivate resiliency and highlight simple writing techniques to relieve stress and improve well-being.
Time: Tuesday, November 17, 10:30 – 11:30  
Where: on Zoom – you will receive the  link to join when you register
To Register: call Julia Ockuly at 612-729-5799 or email: juliaockuly@LShealthyseniors.org

Sexuality for All Abilities Curriculum Training @ 10am • ONLINE EVENT
Sign up for any of our monthly online curriculum trainings through December 2020 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-curriculum-trainings-tickets-116762685335 
Option 1: $375 includes full curriculum kit, online training and ongoing support.
Option 2: $50 for just the online training. 
Teachers • Administrators • School Staff • Therapists • Social Workers Sexuality Educators • Parents • Direct Support Professionals • Coaches
WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS TRAINING? • Equitable sex education for people with disabilities • Recognizing, responding, and reacting to situations involving sexuality • How to use the Sexuality for All Abilities curriculum • Tips, tools, resources to support you in having conversations about sexual health 
More info about the curriculum: https://madhatterwellness.com/product/curriculum/


Wednesday, Nov 18

Coming to the Table in MPLS: Racial Healing Talking Circle @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
Coming to the Table in Minneapolis: Racial Healing Talking Circle

*Due to concerns around COVID-19, this event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants shortly before the group meets.

What is Coming to the Table?  At Coming to the Table (CTTT), descendants of those who were enslaved, descendants of slave owners, Indigenous community members, and all those interested in engaging in safe constructive dialogue, are invited to come together to envision Minneapolis as a just and truthful community – one that acknowledges and seeks to heal racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, genocide of Native Americans, and the racism these collective traumas continue to spawn. CTTT provides relationship engagement, leadership, resources, and a supportive environment to dismantle racism that is rooted in the United States’ history of slavery and genocide of Indigenous people.

This CTTT Racial Healing Talking Circle is the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. It provides a space for group members to explore the personal impacts of the legacy of slavery and other historical racialized trauma via a talking circle process. Circle discussion topics are flexible and group members have an opportunity to engage in conversations about race with others who share their pain, passion and desire for healing and sustainable change. Join CTTT Facilitator and Peacebuilding’s Assistant Executive Director Crixell Shell and others invested in transforming trauma into nonviolent power to help instigate this monthly CTTT group in Minneapolis for all who want to take Minnesota beyond the legacy of enslavement and be part of the solution.

A Public History of 35W: New Research @ 6:30am • ONLINE EVENT
“The opportunity to compete for housing of one’s free choice is crucial both to equality and to freedom, for no one can be said to be truly free unless he is free to choose where he will live.” – Carl L. Wecheke, President of Minnesota’s NAACP Branch, 1959.

Join A Public History of 35W in a conversation about the history of organizing and activism to pass “Open Housing” laws in Minnesota and the Twin Cities. These laws aimed at preventing discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and ethnicity. We’ll examine the real estate practices and personal prejudices that made open housing laws a necessity. Come to hear the story of one Black family’s fight to move to Edina after being displaced by 35W in South Minneapolis. 
This program is hosted by Hennepin History Museum and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 
How to attend- 
On a computer: Go online to access the meeting by visiting http://bit.ly/35WNewResearch at 6:30 p.m. • Password: PublicHistory35W

On a phone: Please dial: +1-408-418-9388 • Access code: 146 385

Kids’ Hair Fundamentals Webinar @ noon • ONLINE EVENT
Learn the essentials of styling your little one’s hair in the comfort of your own home!
This digital class is ideal for someone with limited experience managing textured hair ie. multiracial families, foster parents, and transracial adoptive parents. 
Leave with the confidence to wash, detangle, and create simple hairstyles.

Laughter Yoga w/ Longfellow Seward Healthy Seniors @ 10:30am • ONLINE EVENT
If you have been feeling as if there has been nothing to laugh about lately, consider joining our Laughter Yoga class.  Laughter Yoga improves mood, reduces stress, and is good for your health.  This class is appropriate for every level of fitness and will be done in a seated position.  Join Julia, LSHS Volunteer & Service Coordinator, in some fun, simple exercises which will have you laughing in no time.
Topic: Laughter Yoga
Time: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 10:30 AM 
Where: on Zoom – you will receive the link to join when you register
To Register:  call Julia at 612-729-5799 or email: juliaockuly@LShealthyseniors.org

Thursday, Nov 19

THE DEATH OF THINGS virtual event with ASAP and Sarah Wasserman @ 1pm • ONLINE EVENT
Sarah Wasserman will host a virtual event with ASAP (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present) on Thursday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. Central for a discussion of her new book, The Death of Things: Ephemera and the American Novel. She will be joined by Dan Sinykin, author of American Literature and the Long Downturn: Neoliberal Apocalypse, in a conversation moderated by Kinohi Nishikawa. Please visit this link on the day of the event to join: https://udel.zoom.us/j/94633031238 (password: ASAP).

Sarah Wasserman delivers the first comprehensive study addressing the role ephemera played in twentieth-century fiction and its relevance to contemporary digital culture. Creating an alternate literary history of the twentieth century, The Death of Things delivers an insightful and idiosyncratic journey through objects that were once vital but are now forgotten.

“As in person, so in print: Sarah Wasserman is a witty conversationalist and infallible guide to postwar American literature. Her writers are known for largesse of form, ambition of argument, and fascination for quirky objects, and it is an elective affinity, for that is her own mode. The things we least regard may be the things that most tell us who we are. Such is the wisdom found in this book. Transience, like books about it, makes things glow.” —John Durham Peters, Yale University
Read more about the book here: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-death-of-things.



City of Minneapolis Updates & Info

Proposed plan that will set Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board priorities and policy direction for next decade is open for public feedback until Jan. 18, 2021
Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published a draft of Parks for All, the MPRB 2021 Comprehensive Plan. Parks for All is a new comprehensive plan will set MPRB priorities and policy direction for the next decade. Minneapolis community members, park users, MPRB staff and partners are encouraged to review the plan and send feedback during a 70-day public comment period that ends Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Following the public comment period, the draft plan will be revised based on public input and presented to MPRB Commissioners for review and approval. Use the link below to view the draft Parks for All plan, give feedback on it and learn more about the processes and input used to create it. More info here: https://minneapolisparks.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d015be295d3f48329278bb23acf65552

The Office of Violence Prevention hired a team of 30 outreach “violence interrupters” and has launched our version of the Cure Violence model, that has been used successful in several other U.S. cities. It’s being called MinneapolUS. After years of conversations and study, the Minneapolis City Council is glad to see this program, and these courageous, compassionate, talented and skilled team members, working in our City. This was made possible by an amendment to the 2020 budget the Council passed in July. You can learn more here http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/minneapolisforward/OVPInitiatives and here: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/10/14/meet-the-minneapolis-violence-interrupters.

Neighborhoods 2020 next steps and timeline: Now that the public comment period has closed on the Neighborhoods 2020 draft program guidelines, the Neighborhood & Community Relations Department is reviewing the 244 public comments received and creating a summary. The comments and summary will be available on the Neighborhoods 2020 webpage before the City Council takes action.

Next steps

  • Nov. 13: Full City Council vote.
  • Nov. 16: Budget Committee presentation to discuss the program allocations.

By voting on the program guidelines before the budget, the City Council can discuss the funding needed to implement the program as designed.
Over the next few weeks, NCR will send out more information as it becomes available. 
Find City Council meeting calendars, agendas and decisions on the City of Minneapolis’ Legislative Information Management System (LIMS).  Read more about Neighborhoods 2020 here.



COVID-19 Updates & Resources:

Gov. Walz requests federal support for hospitals, long-term care facilities

Gov. Tim Walz today requested staffing support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for long-term care facilities and hospitals. In a letter submitted to FEMA, the governor outlined the need to extend current federal staff support and provide an additional 10 medical professionals to help the state combat rising cases of COVID-19.  
“Minnesota’s case counts are on the rise, which means the need for staffing support will continue to increase,” Walz wrote in the letter. “Securing this additional staffing support, in addition to extending the current staffing support on the ground in Minnesota, would significantly assist our state during this tenuous time.”

The request would support 10 additional staff that would go to facilities experiencing staff shortages due to the spike in positive cases across the state. It would also provide a 30-day extension of existing federal support.
To address staffing shortages, the Minnesota Department of Health has also established a crisis staffing team, expanded the use of the Minnesota National Guard, provided emergency staffing pay incentives, and worked to secure additional staffing agencies. Learn more about the State’s response to COVID-19

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is offering FREE meal boxes to all youth 18 & under. This program is open to all families; youth do not need to be enrolled in MPS to receive meal boxes.  Meal boxes provide a full week of meals for every kid, 18 and under, in the family. All meals meet MPS’ high standards for nutrition and quality ingredients, ranging from comforting favorites like pizza and tamales to new tastes like local, watermelon radishes. Families can pick-up free meal boxes at sites across Minneapolis, Monday-Friday (school days) Most sites are open 11am-3pm, and a handful of sites have extended hours of 11am-5pm. Youth, parents, or siblings can pick up one box for each child in their family, per week.  Visit the MPS Culinary & Wellness Services website to learn more: cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/2020-21_school_year.


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.

RLM & Peace Coffee Food Pantry • Distribution is 2:00-5:00 Tuesdays and Fridays
Donations taken from 1:00 – 5:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to the door on the 33rd st side of the building.
Cash donations go to Venmo: @gabs-Semansky
Current needs: Baby supplies and personal hygiene products including soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, toilet paper.
Household goods such as Laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels.

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

Mill City Times Digital Puzzle of the Week: “Last Vestiges”

MSP Film Society presents: Wednesdays with Wiseman: Sinai Field Station
Through November 24

Minnesota Historical Society presents: Women in Bars – A Minnesota Story in 3 Rounds
Thursday, November 12, 3 – 4 pm

Minnesota Historical Society presents: A Conversation with Denise Lajimodiere
Thursday, November 19, 3 – 4 pm

New Virtual Music in the Parks
Lady Spruce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgUA1XEXqDw&feature=youtu.be
Root River Jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re5cRVwEHa8