Weekly Roundup: June 18-24

It’s Summer! YAY! Stay safe & stay hydrated.


Announcements

Longfellow Community Council is resuming our monthly Neighborhood Development and Transportation Committee (NDTC) meetings on Tuesday, July 6th! Follow the link below for additional information and to sign up for our NDTC email list and receive monthly agendas and meeting info.
https://longfellow.org/2021/06/14/neighborhood-development-and-transportation-committee-ndtc-meetings-resume-on-tuesday-july-6th/


Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month and World Refugee Day this June
June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a month that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of immigrants and their families to the history, culture and economy of the United States. This month is an important time to reflect on the past and honor the strength, determination and richness of immigrant communities while recognizing the need for everyone to have access to health care, education and economic security.

Celebrate the courage and resilience of refugees on June 20, World Refugee Day. Refugees are people who have fled conflict and persecution in their home countries in hopes of finding safety and a better life abroad. World Refugee Day began in 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees. Join the Minneapolis Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affair for a variety of events throughout the month of June. Learn more


Need to report theft or property damage? The City of Minneapolis is changing the way residents report non-violent, non-emergency theft and property damage not in progress. Starting June 14, non-police City employees at 311 will take these reports from Minneapolis residents instead of 911 dispatching Minneapolis Police officers. You can report theft or property damage in two ways:

Minneapolis 311 takes calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday but you will need to call between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to make a theft or property damage report. If you need to make a report outside these hours or on holidays, you can:

You will receive an incident case number when you file a report whether you submit your report online or by calling 311. The quickest way to generate an incident case number for your report is to file it online. If the theft or property damage is occurring at the time of call, call 911. This is a service change aligned with the City’s work around seeking alternatives to police response. The goal is to reduce administrative capacity for police and improve service experiences. Results of the program will be assessed throughout the year. Learn more about alternatives to police response.


Minneapolis City offices closed June 18 for Juneteenth observance Minneapolis City government offices including Minneapolis 311 are closed Friday, June 18, in observance of the Saturday Juneteenth holiday. City offices resume regular business hours on Monday, June 21. There are no changes to City garbage and recycling pick-up schedules and there will be regular pickups June 18. Also, the South Transfer Station is open normal hours June 18. However, the Solid Waste and recycling customer service office and information line is closed Friday, June 18.

The City’s metered parking spaces are enforced June 18, but will not be Saturday, June 19. Other metered parking restrictions in Minneapolis may be in effect and subject to enforcement, including Park Board, University of Minnesota and private organizations that operate their own meters. Always read the information posted on the meter to be certain.
Minneapolis police and fire emergency services and 911 are not affected.


Featured Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Juneteenth Activities • June 13 – 19
Juneteenth w/  Hennepin County Library & Black, Bold and Brilliant • Free • Online Event @ JUN 13, 3pm – JUN 19, 4pm
Commemorate Juneteenth Season. Juneteenth 2021 is a practice of reminding and remembering, re-grounding and regrouping. There’s a reason Juneteenth is reunion season. We reconnect, retell old stories, and revive our relationships.

Come together online throughout the week of June 13th-June 19th to enjoy powerful stories, performances, rhythms and songs with Passed Presents, Journey Productions, Nothando Zulu, Auntie Beverly, WE WIN Institute, Wisdom Young, Voice of Culture, Mama Sheila’s House of Soul, Black Table Arts Co-op, Black, Bold and Brilliant, and Million Artists Movement. ASL interpreters will be present for all live virtual events. Details and links to register are available online at https://www.hclib.org/Juneteenth

Hennepin County Library recognizes and honors Juneteenth, a celebration of Black freedom and resistance. Juneteenth is said to be the oldest African American celebration of emancipation from slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, but news of emancipation moved slowly. For the next 2½ years, enslaved Africans and Black abolitionists persevered in the struggle for freedom. In Texas, formerly enslaved Africans celebrated their emancipation on June 19, 1865, and since then, Juneteenth has been remembered and celebrated as a holiday.
Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Weed & Water Wednesday: Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adults are invited to join us from 9:30-11:30 am every Wednesday, June 9 – August 7. Enjoy crafts, snack, stories, and play, while helping tend to the Epworth Garden. FREE. Epworth UMC, 3207 37th Ave S. For more info find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/epworthwww or contact us at 612-722-0232.
 


Friday, June 18 

Black Flowers: How To Regrow Black Joy After 2020 w/ Black Table Arts Co-op @ 6pm • Free • Online Event
Register for zoom event here. https://tinyurl.com/3ykj2szn
This is a virtual event hosted by the Black Table Arts Co-op. We have an incredible night of poetry and conversation graciously provided by poets and wonderful humans Michael Kleber-Diggs, BriAnna M. Daniels, Eshay Brantley (Eshay X) and Chavah Gabrielle

Join us for a night of poetry, performance and panel on black joy, regrowth, grief and imagination. This will be a public event that will center and uplift black people, black artists and black voices. ASL interpreters will be present for this event.
Notes: hosted by Black Table Arts Co-op via Zoom. 


Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO) w/ CARLA – Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition @ 9am • Online Event
Online: carla.umn.edu
There is a fee for this online course. (Facebook erroneously marked this course as free.)
https://carla.umn.edu/institutes/2021/TTLO.html
**REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO)
Asynchronous 4-week intensive online institute:
This summer institute is for language teachers who want to develop their online teaching practices. Offered completely online, TTLO will give teachers the experience of being an online learner themselves while focusing on important elements of a successful online language class, such as online course design guidelines, best practices for online teaching, how to work with oral practice and feedback, and the analysis of communicative-based online activities and the tools to create them. In addition to delving into these aspects of online teaching, participants will see them in action by taking part in online language activities as language learners. By the end of the program, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online language course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion (up to 120 hours) upon finishing institute requirements.

Instructors:
Claudine Boucaud (Instructor) is the ELL Coordinator and IB English Language Acquisition teacher at an International School in Beijing, China. Since 2011, she has been facilitating professional development programs for language teachers in Malaysia, China, and the United States. Her primary research interest is acquiring and implementing technology to engage language learners in a predominately bilingual learning environment.

Ritu Jayakar (Instructor) is an adjunct lecturer of Hindi language and User Experience Analyst of Outreach and Online Education at the Pennsylvania State University. She is interested in language pedagogy and the use of technology for second language acquisition.

Frances Matos (Instructor) is Senior Instructor in Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota. She developed and taught a hybrid Spanish institute at the University of Minnesota that has been offered successfully since 1997 and designed, developed, and revised the fully online first-year Spanish institutes for the University’s College of Continuing Education, which she has taught for 3 years.

Marlene Johnshoy (Program Director) is the Online Education Program Director and Web Manager for the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition. A former Spanish instructor, she has given numerous workshops across the country on many aspects of web-based language teaching and learning, with a special interest in the professional development of online language teachers.

Target Audience: This institute is designed for foreign language and ESL teachers at the high school and postsecondary levels who are interested in developing and improving their online classes.


TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983) @ Trylon Cinema @ 7-9:15pm 
Tickets: http://www.trylon.org/film/terms-of-endearment/2021-06-18
Terms follows the complicated relationship of mother Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and daughter Emma (Debra Winger) as they navigate life, together and separately. Polly Platt’s production design and keen eye became central to James L. Brooks’s first cinematic effort, helping make this film one of the 1980s’ best.

Saturday, June 19

Black Lines Matter: Where Black Writers Meet. w/ Black Table Arts Co-op, 3737 Minnehaha Ave @ 6-8pm • Free 
Price: Free · Duration: 2 hr
In person here [https://bit.ly/3fRLfgK]
Zoom here [https://bit.ly/3z5r06U]
Organized by the Black Table Arts Co-op
This space is for and by black people. Black Lines Matter is a home for black poets thinking about joy and liberation. Black Lines Matter is a regular writing space for black communities to connect, get feedback and engage other black poets. This is a space where we think through the craft of writing and the tactics of liberation.

These sessions will be bi-weekly geared toward two things 1) Holding space for black writers to create and share new work. 2) Studying poetic craft through black writing pulling from historic and contemporary writers. Join us as we search through language to celebrate, survive and fight.


BLK GLITTER: A PRIDE JUNETEENTH KICKBACK w/ Black Table Arts Co-op, 3737 Minnehaha Ave @ 9pm-11pm • Free 
Organized by the Black Table Arts Co-op
In celebration of black queer lives and black liberation join us for a kickback mini dance party at the Black Table Arts Co-op. We’re going to have so much glitter. Open to all black lives. Music by Dj MCShellen.


Lady Lark & Sophia Eris with guest Lewiee Blaze w/ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge @ 7-10pm
Tickets · $18 – $25
– Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater
– “An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series”
-Doors 6:00pm :: Music 7:00pm :: 21+
-Tickets: $18-$25*
-Reserved Seats/Pods** of 2, 4, & 6
-* Does not include Fees
-** Must purchase the entire pod of seats
– RAIN or SHINE
– NO REFUNDS

BUY TOGETHER :: ARRIVE TOGETHER :: SIT TOGETHER Together we will safely enjoy live music this summer!

​Lewis McCaleb, also known as Lewiee Blaze, is a musical artist, entrepreneur and community educator born and raised in the Twin Cites, Minnesota. Local community means a lot to Blaze. He co-founded youth-led community organization, N4, (New Mindsets, New Media, New Leaders, and New Narratives). N4 utilizes artistry as activism to combat social stigmas while providing healing and transformation to society. He continues to spread his message of compassion, love and equality to the world by any means necessary.


Film Screening: They’re Trying to Kill Us w/ Compassionate Action for Animals @ 7-9pm • $15 • Online Event
Join us for a virtual screening of the new documentary, They’re Trying To Kill Us. The movie will be followed by a group discussion.
Compassionate Action for Animals brings you a special online screening of the new documentary, They’re Trying To Kill Us . The film, created by writer-directors and avid health advocates Keegan Kuhn and John Lewis, highlights food injustice and the ways in which Black Americans, Native Americans, and other communities of color are impacted.

This compelling documentary focuses on “connecting the dots between diet, disease, poverty, systemic racism and industry collusion.” It offers up a new vision of what veganism might look like for communities of color systematically targeted by nutritional and environmental racism. CAA’s Tamuno Imbu will lead a group discussion following the film. 



Sunday, June 20

Monday, June 21

Secondary Dual Language and Immersion: Achieving the Promise of Continuation Programs w/ CARLA – Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition @ Jun 21 @ 9am – Jun 25 @ 4pm • Free • Online Event
Online: carla.umn.edu There is a fee for this online course. (Facebook erroneously marked this course as free.)
https://carla.umn.edu/institutes/2021/immersion.html
**REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Secondary Dual Language and Immersion: Achieving the Promise of Continuation Programs
June 21–25, 2021
Synchronous 1-week summer institute.
As dual language and immersion (DLI) programs transition into secondary schools, teachers and administrators are often faced with unique challenges that are less frequently addressed in general DLI literature, research, and professional development programs. During this five-day institute specifically designed for the secondary (middle and high school) dual language and immersion context, participants will explore the what, how, and why of secondary continuation programs. In particular, we will consider program structure, curriculum and assessment perspectives, and instructional practices that are necessary to ensure that DLI students continue toward high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy with solid academic language proficiency in the partner language and English. Throughout this institute, participants will engage in constructive conversation, connect research to personal experiences, and apply new ideas directly to their teaching context.

Target Audience: This institute is designed for dual language and immersion teachers, program coordinators, and administrators at the secondary (middle school and high school) level. The institute is not intended for elementary or postsecondary instructors.

InstructorCory Mathieu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Second Language Education Program at the University of Minnesota where she has taught in the University’s Dual Language and Immersion certificate program. She developed and taught a secondary immersion workshop series for CARLA in 2019–2020 and created a three-day version of this summer institute in 2020. Her dissertation research focuses on the development and use of DLI-specific materials for secondary Spanish immersion classrooms. As a former high school Spanish teacher, Cory personally understands the constraints and possibilities of secondary language education.


Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development w/  CARLA – Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition @ Jun 21 @ 9am –Jun 25 @ 4pm • Online Event
Online: carla.umn.edu There is a fee for this online course. (Facebook erroneously marked this course as free.)
https://carla.umn.edu/institutes/2021/cbi.html
**REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development • June 21–25, 2021
Synchronous 1-week online summer institute:
This institute has been specifically designed for foreign language teachers who want to familiarize themselves with and implement Content-Based Instruction (CBI) in the second language classroom.

During this institute, teachers will learn how to create CBI materials and tasks to enhance students’ language proficiency and content learning. Participants will also learn how to expand their own existing curricula by weaving in varied academic and cultural content, navigating and utilizing the Content-Based Language Teaching with Technology (CoBaLTT) online resources, and planning appropriate assessments for CBI.

Target Audience: Middle school to postsecondary foreign language teachers and teacher educators. The institute is not intended for ESL or immersion teachers.

InstructorLaurent Cammarata is Associate Professor in education at the Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Canada. His work focuses on the implementation of meaning-based approaches to curriculum design. His publications have appeared in well-respected scientific venues and have received many academic accolades such as the 2013 Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education. He is the editor of two volumes on the topic, Content-Based Foreign Language Teaching: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Developing Advanced Thinking and Literacy Skills (2016) and Teacher Development for Immersion and Content-Based Instruction (2020), and the current co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education.

Tuesday, June 22

Wednesday, June 23

Mizna Film Series: Beirut: Youth In Resistance w/  Mizna and Trylon Cinema • Jun 23 @ 7pm–Jun 27 @ 11:59pm  • Free • Online Event
Online: mizna.eventive.org
The Mizna Film Series continues its monthly program with a special Beirut-focused summer series. Encountering the real effects of destruction, the films in this series complicate the relationship between fact and fiction, using poetry and other forms of intermediality to witness what emerges from ruins. Beirut, a city that has often been the site of sectarian, colonialist and imperialist violence, is a context which produces films that critically engage with images related to moments during, between, and after war and upheaval.

At the center of this series is a retrospective of recently restored films by Jocelyne Saab, who uses documentary form to demonstrate the effects of violence in Lebanon and to challenge dominant western media perceptions and practices of filming and exhibiting war in Beirut. This series coincides with and honors the one year anniversary of the devastating Beirut Port explosion through the celebration of Lebanese filmmaking.

JUNE: Two short documentaries by Jocelyne Saab, Palestinian Women (1974) and Children of War (1976) shot near the beginning of the Lebanese Civil War and War Generation (1988) a feature-length documentary by Mai Masri and Jean Chamoun shot towards the end of the war will screen this June. Central to these films are the youth of Beirut as they live with and resist imperialist and sectarian forms of violence.
Learn more about the films here: https://watch.eventive.org/…/60abb65b5f23b4008c2716d1

SCREENING VIRTUALLY
WORLDWIDE: June 24–27, 2021
Tickets for virtual screening are pay what you can.
IN-PERSON SCREENING: 7 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Trylon Cinema
TICKETS + PASSES: https://mizna.eventive.org/welcome


Vinyl Revival: Venus de Mars w/ Hennepin County Library @ 7-8:30pm • Free • Online Event
Online: bit.ly
Join us for a conversation with veteran glam rocker Venus de Mars as Vinyl Revival celebrates Pride Month. Discover the latest albums from this talented MNspin musician and her band All the Pretty Horses, enjoy songs spun from her favorite records in HCL’s vinyl collection, and look back on her 20+ years as a trans artist in the Twin Cities music scene.
Register today with your email: http://bit.ly/Venus_de_Mars_Vinyl_Revival

The link to the live online discussion will be emailed to registrants in advance (within 48 hours of the event).
Album Encounters is a music discussion series hosted by Vinyl Revival – a program from Minneapolis Central Library featuring artist residencies, performances, workshops and listening opportunities. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


LGBTQ+ Veterans: Affirmative Care & Support Resources w/  Minneapolis VA Health Care System @ Noon-1pm • Free • Online Event
Minneapolis VA is proud to serve all who have served, including all LGBTQ+ Veterans.
This presentation will discuss and provide information on LGBTQ and related identity terms, the unique health care needs and health disparities of LGBTQ+ Veterans, ways in which you can provide affirmative care/support to LGBTQ+ Veterans, the role and purpose of VA’s LGBT Veteran Care Coordinators (VCC), and resources available to LGBTQ+ Veterans and Veteran supporters.
Facilitators:
Teresa Capecchi, MSN, RN, LGBT VCC
Paul Portenlänger, MSN, APRN, CRNA, LGBT VCC
Molly Smith, MSW, LICSW, LGBT VCC
Virtual Location: MS Teams Video Conference https://teams.microsoft.com/_…
or Phone at 1-872-701-0185 (Conference ID: 617 280 259#)

Thursday, June 17

Summer Solstice Community Virtual Pow Wow w/ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge and First Nations Kitchen @ 6pm • Free • Online Event
Online: crowdcast.io
First Nations Kitchen, The Hook & Ladder Theater and CTEP Americorps presents
Summer Solstice Community Virtual Pow Wow
REGISTER FOR LIVE STREAM: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/summer-solstice-virtual-pow-wow
First Nations Kitchen, The Hook & Ladder Theater and CTEP Americorps are proud to present a unique and FREE summer HookStream, the virtual Pow Wow! This amazing event is aimed at connecting the community to a welcoming social celebration representing traditional Native American culture, customs, and values. It’s been a long year due to the pandemic and without any Pow Wows in Indian country, these gatherings have certainly been missed. Many people believe that Native American Pow Wows help keep us connected to our ancestors who are no longer with us and keep the traditional ways alive. The drum represents the heartbeat of the culture and is to be treated with the utmost respect. This Pow Wow will be a welcoming and healing event to many in the community! 


Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe headline Meet a Musician/ACCENT w/ FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra @ 8-9:30pm • Free • Online Event
Online: friendsofminnesotaorchestra.org
We are delighted to welcome Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe back to ACCENT for a digital event the night before the world premiere of Osmo’s Overture and Erin’s performance of the Weill Violin Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra (June 25th). Melissa Ousley is our host.

Two more world premieres for us on June 24th:
Libby Larsen’s Tarantella for Our Times
David Ludwig’s Seven Circles

And to put this evening completely over the top:
Osmo will share his transcriptions of two Mozart opera arias
Composer (and previous ACCENT headliner) Libby Larsen will join us to introduce her composition

This virtual program begins at 8 PM CST. Come with questions for Osmo and Erin, and do invite others.
Tickets are pay-as-you-can, with a suggested price of $30/ticket. A minimum of one ticket is needed per household to obtain the access link to this virtual event. Any amount given beyond the $30 suggested price is tax-deductible.
We celebrate 18 years of Osmo as Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra: are you able to give $10 for every year and be an Evening Sponsor?
Reserve your ticket(s) by 4pm CST on June 24th.
 


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City of Minneapolis/Hennepin County Updates & Info

City leaders address recent events in Uptown
Mayor Jacob Frey, City Council President Lisa Bender and Minneapolis Police 5th Precinct Insp. Katie Blackwell provided an update on the City’s response to protesters occupying a section of West Lake Street between Hennepin and Girard avenues in Uptown on Tuesday. Minneapolis Public Works employees and Minneapolis Police officers have removed debris and barriers blocking the intersection.

City leaders expressed support for peaceful protests and said they have joined the call demanding more transparency in the investigation of the June 3 law enforcement killing of Winston Smith in Uptown. They also acknowledged the tragic death of Deona Knajdek, who was killed when a driver crashed into protesters Sunday night. Leaders highlighted the need to balance support of peaceful protests while keeping streets open, accessible and safe.  Watch Tuesday’s media briefing


Public can comment on proposed spending plan for first round of American Rescue Plan Act funding at public hearing tonight The City Council’s Committee of the Whole will hold an online public hearing 6:05 p.m. today on Mayor Jacob Frey’s spending proposal for the first round of federal funding awarded to the City of Minneapolis through the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Committee of the Whole is scheduled to consider amendments to the spending plan 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23. The City Council is anticipated to take final action on the plan Friday, July 2.

Mayor Jacob Frey outlined his plan for the first round of the $271 million in federal funding on June 4. The $89 million proposal focuses on economic recovery, affordable housing, and community safety measures while piloting new programming like a guaranteed basic income (GBI) pilot project and an apprentice-style community safety initiative.

Key priority areas include affordable housing ($28 million), economic recovery ($37 million), public safety ($11.5 million), and a new Minneapolis GBI program ($3 million). Approximately $12 million is budgeted for City enterprise investments, such as furlough relief and other staff needs. 

American Rescue Plan Act funding online public hearing

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COVID-19 Updates & Resources:

City hosting free vaccine clinics

Get a free COVID-19 vaccine at a Minneapolis Health Department clinic. You can get a single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and be fully vaccinated in three weeks.

If you choose to get a Moderna vaccine, you would require a second dose four weeks later. You will be fully vaccinated two weeks after you second dose. You must be 18 and older. 

Upcoming clinics

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 17 at Salvation Army, 1604 East Lake St.
  • 3-7 p.m. Thursday, June 17 at Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center, 1250 West Broadway Ave.
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 19 at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 3400 Park Ave.
  • 3-7 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center, 1250 West Broadway Ave.

Find more information on the Health Department’s website

Other ways to get a vaccine 

Vaccines work. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, get a free vaccine as soon as you can. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have plummeted as more Minnesotans receive their vaccine. About nine out of 10 Americans live within 5 miles of a COVID-19 vaccination site. Lyft and Uber are offering free rides to vaccination appointments until July 4.

Sick and Safe Time covers vaccine appointments

Accrued sick and safe time hours can be used to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and recover from any side effects. Learn more about the City’s Sick and Safe Time ordinance.

Get a free COVID-19 test and help stop the spread

The City of Minneapolis is offering free COVID-19 saliva tests. Testing is one of the best ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 and help prevent exposing your loved ones to the virus along with wearing masks correctly, keeping 6 feet from anyone you don’t live with, hand-washing and getting vaccinated.

The State is now urging athletes, coaches, referees, volunteers and other sports participants to get tested for COVID-19 weekly. Students not participating in sports or other group activities are still strongly encouraged to test every two weeks.

Health officials now estimate that 60% of all COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are associated with the B.1.1.7 variant, a more transmissible version of the virus that may be associated with more severe symptoms. Much of the spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks has been seen in younger Minnesotans, particularly among middle and high school.

Free COVID-19 tests

Do not eat, drink or use tobacco products for 30 minutes before taking a COVID-19 saliva test.

  • Sanctuary Covenant Church, 2018 Aldrich Ave. N. (corner of Aldrich and West Broadway Avenue) noon to 3 p.m. Friday, June 25
  • Masjid Omar Islamic Center (inside the 24th St. Mall), 912 E. 24th St. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26
  • Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, 1301 10th Ave. N. 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 2 and 16
  • African Immigrant Community Services Office, 1433 E. Franklin Ave. Suite 13B noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 14-17
  • Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Visit the State’s COVID-19 testing webpage to register.
  • Native American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin Ave. 2 p.m. Tuesdays Appointments required: Call 612-872-8086 to schedule an appointment.
  • Southside Community Health Services, 324 E. 35th St. 2-3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Appointments required: Call 612-821-3548 to schedule an appointment. You can expect to get your test results in about two-three business days. Same day testing can be done for health care workers, first responders and essential workers.
  • Brooklyn Park Starlight Center 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. Visit the State’s COVID-19 testing webpage to register.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport 7 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week. Visit the State’s COVID-19 testing webpage to register.

If you can’t attend one of these testing events, you can use this directory to find a testing location near you.

Free at-home saliva tests The State is also offering free at-home saliva tests. Any person in Minnesota can order a saliva test kit from the COVID-19 Test at Home program.

Resources The COVID-19 test is free, and you do not need insurance for the test. If you need medical care but don’t have health insurance, the Minnesota Department of Health offers resources to find low-cost health care or health insurance.

Why get tested? Videos in Spanish, Somali and Hmong Whether you feel sick or not, get tested. This will protect your loved ones and help us all safely go to school, work and other activities. Watch and share these short videos in SpanishSomali and Hmong.


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Other Information, Events, Activities & Resources:

Virtual Events and Workshops from Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Note: Some MCBA workshops fill up before I list them, so feel free to check their website for future options:https://www.mnbookarts.org/category/exhibitions-events/upcoming-exhibitions/.
••Artist Talk: Eyes Wide Shut
With Ben Blount
Wednesday, June 23; 7 — 8:30 pm
You’re invited to a virtual artist talk with Ben Blount, an artist, designer and printer interested in notions of American identity, race and culture. Ben Blount’s exhibition, Eyes Wide Shut, was on display in the windows of Minnesota Center for Book Arts from January to March 2021, viewable from the sidewalk along Washington Avenue. “Eyes Wide Shut is an examination of our relationship to white supremacy in the United States,” says Blount. “It’s ubiquitous, yet unseen. Both monumental and myth. Are we safe or are we surrounded?” Learn more about Blount’s powerful printmaking work as he joins us from his studio in Evanston, Illinois. $15/participant; $5 for BIPOC participants. For information and to register: https://www.mnbookarts.org/artist-talk-eyes-wide-shut/.

••Folded Surprises
With Mary Leikvold
Thursdays: June 24, July 1; 7 — 9 pm
In this virtual workshop, learn how to make six little folded structures and explore the many ways they can be used and shared with others. On the first night, learn two folded paper structures that can be embellished and can hold written notes or drawings—a spiral fold that becomes a flower-like object and an elegant packet that unfolds to reveal a writing surface within. Delve briefly into zine-making and a basic accordion fold. On the second night, get an introduction to pop-ups and learn how to create a floating accordion structure and a map fold that can be showcased with its own jacket. Come away with ideas and inspiration for projects using folded structures such as unique gifts and cards, art, teaching objects and displays for special occasions. All skill levels welcome. $80/participant (10% discount for MCBA members); $40 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members). For information and to register: https://www.mnbookarts.org/folded-surprises/.

••Love Local: Summer Edition
Saturday, June 26, 1—2 pm
Gather your family and join Madeline Garcia, MCBA’s Education & Community Engagement Coordinator, for a virtual workshop. You’ll learn how to make three warm weather-inspired pop-up cards to send to your loved ones this summer. Fun and accessible to many developmental levels, this workshop is open to all ages. Families can choose to work together or separately to create their cards (some adult help suggested when using Xacto knife). Free. For information and to register: https://www.mnbookarts.org/love-local-summer-edition-pop-up-cards/.

When Pattern Becomes Form
June 24 – July 31 (gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, 1 — 5 pm; appointments are not required)
Form+Content Gallery, 210 Second St. N.
Form + Content Gallery presents When Pattern Becomes Form, an exhibition of new work by Clarence Morgan, Stuart Nielsen and Howard Oransky. The artists work in abstract modes and are inspired by the subtle shift that occurs in an artwork when the marks coalesce into a pattern and the pattern suggests a form. This is the second time these three artists have shown together at Form + Content Gallery. Their previous exhibition, Layers of Time, was presented in 2019. Morgan and Oransky showed together twice before: in the exhibitions Patterns of Dialogue (2017) and Shared Distance (2009). All three artists share a relationship to the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota: Clarence Morgan is a member of the faculty, Stuart Nielsen is an alumnus, and Howard Oransky is director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. If you would like to make an appointment outside of regular gallery hours, please contact the gallery at:formandcontent@gmail.com. For information: http://www.formandcontent.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

Paddle With A Ranger: Minneapolis Heron Rookery
Thursday, June 24, 6 – 8 pm
Begins at North Mississippi Regional Park, 5116 N Mississippi Dr (ends at Boom Island)
Get up close with a heron rookery, and spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons,] and other wildlife as you kayak down the Mississippi River. On this guided tour with a National Park Service ranger, you will also pass by the Upper Harbor Terminal Project site, several industries on the river, the Lowry Avenue Bridge,and the iconic Boom Island lighthouse, with the Minneapolis skyline as your backdrop. This four-mile paddle from North Mississippi Regional Park to Boom Island Park includes a kayak, paddle and personal flotation device rental from Paddle Share. $35. For information and to register: https://parkconnection.org/events/2021/6/24/paddle-mpls.

Guthrie Theater Virtual Benefit: An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.
Friday, June 25, 7 pm
The Guthrie Theater will present a one-night-only virtual benefit featuring a concert by Tony and Grammy winner Leslie Odom, Jr. with beloved local actor Regina Marie Williams as emcee. The one-hour, livestreamed program will include three concert sets by Odom, Jr. of Hamilton fame; a 15th anniversary celebration of the Guthrie’s home on the Mississippi River and special giving opportunities. Proceeds will help support the Guthrie as it prepares to reopen and resume performances onstage this fall. Attending the virtual benefit is free, but registration is required. ASL interpretation, audio description and closed captioning will be available. For more information about how to give to the Guthrie and register for the event: https://app.mobilecause.com/e/nLHzFA?vid=iy9j3.

TC Pride Rainbow Run
Sunday, June 27, 9 am
Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley Street NE 
5K your way. dress your rainbow and join in the fun. Join the live Run in Minneapolis, or plan your own run where you’re at. Because of COVID-19, the Rainbow Run 5K Presented by UnitedHealth Group will look different again this year because social distancing cannot stop Pride Celebrations. The Run is going HYBRID! That means you don’t have to run at 9 am on Sunday, June 27, in Minneapolis, unless you want to. You can choose your own time and location between June 20-30. For information and to register: https://tcpride.org/event/rainbow-run-5k-presented-by-unitedhealth-group/.  https://tcpride.org/rainbow-run-5k/.