Weekly Roundup: Aug 6-12

Stay safe in the heat, Greater Longfellow!


LCC and LBA Launch Business Security Matching Grant Program The Longfellow Business Association (LBA) and the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) are excited to announce a Business Security Matching Grant Program intended to increase safety and reduce crime for businesses in Greater Longfellow. This project is intended to support those who might otherwise find it difficult to afford security improvements to their property.

Eligible business and commercial property owners may apply for up to $2,500 in matching grant funds. This is a matching reimbursement program and grant recipients must demonstrate payment of expenses prior to reimbursement. This is a 1:1 match – LBA/LCC will match business expenses dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $2,500.

For more information please visit: longfellowbusinessassociation.org/security-matching-grants.html or longfellow.org/business-security-grants

Join listening sessions on City’s response to 2020 protests Minneapolis residents are invited to a listening session about the City’s response to the protests in May and June 2020 as part of an after-action review conducted by the Hillard Heintze team contracted by the City.

During this session, the team members will introduce themselves and give an overview of the project’s objectives and anticipated outcome. Hillard Heintze facilitators will host breakout participation groups to hear the perspectives of all residents in attendance.

Get personalized help to adopt a lower waste lifestyle
Apply now to join the eight-month Zero Waste Challenge

Many people are interested in taking steps to prevent waste and recycle more but aren’t sure where to start. Joining Hennepin County’s Zero Waste Challenge is a great way to learn more and get hands-on help.

The county is looking for households to participate in the eight-month-long challenge that takes an in-depth look at the goods we buy and waste we create to uncover opportunities to recycle more and reduce waste.

Throughout the challenge, participating households receive personalized coaching and support, attend virtual educational workshops, receive bi-weekly waste reduction tips, get access to supplies and educational materials, and connect with other households striving to live lower waste lifestyles.

A lifestyle game-changer for past participants

Carolyn Wieland of Eden Prairie said the Zero Waste Challenge was “truly life changing for our family. It made us take an in depth look at our consumption and waste habits and equipped us with tools and strategies to become better stewards of the environment.” 

Featured Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Living Well with Chronic Pain – Self-Study Class
Wednesdays | July 27 – August 31 | 10:30-11:30 AM • Via Telephone

This is a self-study program for Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain. Participants receive a toolkit that includes a reference book, exercise CD, and relaxation CD. Every week participants have a one-hour group telephone call with a class leader to connect with others, set action plans, and review topics like nutrition, making treatment decisions, and communicating with health care providers and family. Toolkits and group call information will be sent to participants after registration.
Register here
Questions? Contact 612-787-4086 or VitalLiving@esns.org
Donations accepted based on a cost share.

Tai Ji Practice
Mondays & Thursdays
August 9-September 20 | 10:30-11:30 AM • Via Zoom

Improve your balance, strengthen your muscles and reduce the risk of falling. These one-hour practice sessions meet twice a week. Practice consists of warm-up exercises, a mix of core Tai Ji forms and brief cool-down exercises. 
To register contact 612-787-4086 or VitalLiving@esns.org

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, Aug 6 

Fare for All 2021: Minneapolis w/ Fare For All and Open Arms of Minnesota@ 1-3pm • Free 
Fare for All is BACK in Minneapolis with MONTHLY sales!
We’ll be operating a DRIVE THROUGH SALE from 1- 3 pm one Friday per month in the Open Arms parking lot. Sales will shift back indoors soon, so please stay tuned. Wearing a mask or face covering is *highly encouraged* while interacting with our staff and volunteers. Sale dates are being released quarterly, so more dates will be forthcoming.

Fare For All is a community-supported, non-profit program, open to all! We provide easy access to low-cost, nutritious foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meat packages. There are no income or residential restrictions and no pre-registration. Order and pay at the sale.
Credit, debit or EBT payments are PREFERRED, cash is accepted. NO personal checks.

The Mega Meat packs ($25), Mini Meat packs ($11), Produce Packs ($10) and Combo Packs ($20) will be for sale. A “Hot Buy” special will also be available. Check Fare for All’s FB page regularly for the complete menu before the sale. Visit our page for more information or visit our website to sign up for email reminders: https://fareforall.org/sign-up-for-site-reminders/

KEY LARGO (1948) on 35mm! w/ Trylon Cinema @ 7-8:45pm
Tickets: http://www.trylon.org/film/key-largo/2021-08-06
A G.I. turned bindlestiff (Bogart) visits the family of his deceased war buddy at their Key Largo hotel, only to find that a tyrannical mobster (Robinson) has taken over the place. Meanwhile, a hurricane is on its way.

THE MIAMI STORY (1954) w/ Trylon Cinema @ 9-10:15pm
Tickets: http://www.trylon.org/film/the-miami-story/2021-08-06
When the mafia starts making life in Miami bad for business, the police chief and city council pressure a former gangster, Mick Flagg (Sullivan), to take down the mob.

Saturday, Aug 7

The Record Show w/ Record ShowMick Berge NovakThe Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge @ 9am-3pm
Tickets: mnrecordshow.com
Find dozens of tables of vinyl & and music related goodies at The Record Show Saturday August 7th 9am to 3pm. Still only $2 admission. Now in our new location The Hook & Ladder 3010 Minnehaha Avenue.

An Evening With The Shabby Road Orchestra w/ The Hub Bike Co-opSummit Brewing Company and The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge @ 7pm
“An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series” • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Tickets: $25-$35* • Reserved Seats/Pods** of 2, 4, & 6
* Does not include Fees
** Must purchase the entire pod of seats
Together we will safely enjoy live music this summer!

A steadfast and exhilarating live performance of the Beatles’ beloved, rarely-performed studio years recordings, served up by a veteran cast of area songwriters, performers, gadabouts and multi-instrumentalists. The Shabby Road Orchestra is an ad-hoc 13-piece Minneapolis rock collective featuring Adam Levy, John Eller, John Fields, Ken Chastain, Joe Carey, Brandon Sampson, Jacqueline Ultan and others. Since 2017, the Shabbies have staged intermittent, sprawling and over-achieving live recreations of the Beatles final albums, note-for-note complete with sound effects, harmonies and authentic instruments.

The show is a celebration of the music, first to last, with no wigs, costumes or impersonations but noteworthy bouts of stage banter and plenty of good vibes. The band will play a variety of material from Sgt. Pepper’s, Abbey Road, Magical Mystery Tour, the White Album and Let it Be.

Powderhorn Art Fair • Aug 7, 8am – Aug 8, 10pm • FREE • ONLINE EVENT
Celebrate 30 years of the Powderhorn Art Fair! Shop a vibrant and diverse selection of high-quality artwork on August 7th & 8th online at www.powderhornartfair.com.
Join fellow art enthusiasts to shop with over 70 local and national artists spanning 20 mediums. The virtual fair opens at 8 AM on Saturday, August 7th with works from each artist available for purchase all in one spot, and closes at 10 PM on August 8th. Find the next piece for your collection from your favorite artist and discover new work this August 7th & 8th at powderhornartfair.com.

Sunday, Aug 8

Powderhorn Art Fair • Aug 7, 8am – Aug 8, 10pm • FREE • ONLINE EVENT
Celebrate 30 years of the Powderhorn Art Fair! Shop a vibrant and diverse selection of high-quality artwork on August 7th & 8th online at www.powderhornartfair.com.
Join fellow art enthusiasts to shop with over 70 local and national artists spanning 20 mediums. The virtual fair opens at 8 AM on Saturday, August 7th with works from each artist available for purchase all in one spot, and closes at 10 PM on August 8th. Find the next piece for your collection from your favorite artist and discover new work this August 7th & 8th at powderhornartfair.com.

The Iguanas with guest Camile & Curt w/ The Hook and Ladder Theater & LoungeSummit Brewing Company @ 7pm
Tickets · $22 – $28 utc-the-iguanas.eventbrite.com
“An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series” • Doors: 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • RAIN or SHINE
Tickets: $22-$28* – Reserved Seats/Pods** of 2, 4, & 6
* Does not include fees
** Must purchase the entire pod of seats
Together we will safely enjoy live music this summer!

New Orleans, Louisiana’s favorite sons, The Iguanas, bring the diverse sounds of their hometown’s fusion of blues, Latin, Zydeco, Cajun, Tex-Mex and Roots Rock to the Hook & Ladder. What if Americana actually encompassed ALL of North America? You’d have the Franco Acadian inflections of Canada, as best exemplified by the accordion, blues and jazz, the only truly indigenous music the US has ever produced, and the lilting grace and fiery passion of the music of Mexico. You’d also have New Orleans’ premiere distillers of this continental musical mélange: The Iguanas. Based out of New Orleans for the past couple of decades save for a short, Katrina-imposed exile in Austin, the members of The Iguanas have (collectively or individually) played or recorded with everyone from Charlie Rich, Alex Chilton, and Willie DeVille to Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint, and Pretty Lights.

Through eight studio albums, countless tours and Jazz Fest appearances, their two-decade ride has taken them all over the map musically and geographically, yet the inescapable patina of their hometown infuses every note they play.

Monday, Aug 9

DOJ Investigation of the Minneapolis Police Dept: An Evening of Learning and Sharing w/ Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence @ Matthews Park, 6pm 
The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Minneapolis Police and City of Minneapolis. They are looking at uses of force by the police and whether the police engage in racial discrimination. Our goal is to make sure the DOJ gets the information they need to uncover the truth about Minneapolis policing and to make sure the community is at the table for solutions, including a consent decree.
Attend this event to tell your story and share your ideas for a powerful consent decree.
WE WILL SERVE DINNER. Bring a chair or blanket. 

Tuesday, Aug 10

August 2021 Understanding NEAR Science & Historical Trauma Workshop @ 10:30am-4pm •  FREE • Online Event
Join us for a free VIRTUAL, day-long workshop on Understanding NEAR* Science and Historical Trauma
*NEAR Science stands for neurobiology, epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience research.
You are invited to attend a day-long workshop to learn how historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, and childhood adversity impact our lives, the lives of our children, and the health of our communities. The goal of this workshop is to build a common language and understanding about NEAR Science and Historical Trauma as a starting point. All are welcome, and we encourage diverse cultural and identity groups to attend this workshop. Each of us hold wisdom to create healthier communities, and after attending this workshop, attendees are encouraged to think about how this information can be applied within their own family, work life, and community.

The workshop will be divided into two presentations. First, FamilyWise will present the Understanding NEAR Science: Building Self-Healing Communities presentation, which represents a paradigm shift in human understanding of individual and societal health and well-being. This presentation highlights key findings from the fields of neurobiology, epigenetics, epidemiology, and resilience research, demonstrating the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on health and well-being and offering strategies to build resilience.

After a break for lunch, the Trauma Across Generations: Reclaiming the Narrative presentation, facilitated by Sam Simmons, will increase awareness of the link between historical trauma and community challenges to effectively engage communities of color. In addition, the presentation will discuss the harm that approaches without cultural sensitivity can have on communities of color.

This training is brought to you by BlueCross Blue Shield of Minnesota and FamilyWise.

Wednesday, Aug 11

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over w/ Trylon Cinema @ 7-9pm
Tickets: http://www.soundunseen.com/upcoming-events/2021/8/11/lydia-lunch-the-war-is-never-over
Tickets: $12
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqEIDTR7RtU
“Lydia Lunch The War Is Never Over” directed by Beth B is the first career-spanning documentary retrospective of Lydia Lunch’s confrontational, acerbic and always electric artistry. As New York City’s preeminent No Wave icon from the late 70’s, Lunch has forged a lifetime of music and spoken word performance devoted to the utter right of any woman to indulge, seek pleasure, and to raise voice in a rage as loud as any man. The film frames Lunch’s work through the lens of the various philosophical themes that have obsessed her for years to enlighten and empower women to voice the unheard and to break the cycle of violence toward women throughout the world. Lydia Lunch is the psycho sexual transgressive who revoked patriarchal expectations of what a female performer might mean, while forging a vocabulary of rare emotional honesty, philosophy and humor.
Dir. Beth B, 75 min, USA, DCP

Hillbilly Casino with Black Widows, & Whiskey Rock ’n’ Roll Club Mpls w/ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge @ 7pm
Tickets · $18 – $22
Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater “An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series”
Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+
Tickets: $18-$22* – Reserved Seats/Pods** of 2 & 4 or GA (SRO)
* Does not include fees
** Must purchase the entire section of seats

Thursday, Aug 5

HHW Collection Event: Minneapolis, South High School, 3131 S 19th Ave w/ Hennepin Environment
South High School (enter off 21st Ave. South) 3131 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Get rid of your household hazardous wastes! Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
What to know:
-Residents should remain in their vehicles unless otherwise directed by staff.
-Items should be stored in the trunk of the vehicle, bed of truck, or in a trailer.
-Only bring in items that one person can load in a vehicle by themselves. Staff will remove most items from vehicles.
-Residents are encouraged to safely store their household hazardous waste until they are able to attend a collection event. -Safe storage tips can be found by viewing our household hazardous waste page.Learn more here: www.hennepin.us/collectionevents


City of Minneapolis/Hennepin County Updates & Info

SAVE THE DATES! Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Virtual Presentation Series in August
Save the dates and learn from experts with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office during the #HCAOUnites presentation series, available via Facebook Live! Throughout the month of August, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office will be hosting a variety of virtual presentations as part of our #HCAOUnites series, and you’re invited!

Topics are Child Support, Victims’ Rights, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault, and Fraud and Identity Theft Scams.

Please mark your calendars for the following dates and times:

  • Child Support Presentation on Tuesday, August 3rd at 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Rachelle Drakeford
  • Child Support Presentation on Wednesday, August 4th at 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Maria Alvillar Hinojosa (in Spanish)
  • Victims’ Rights Presentation on Tuesday, August 10th at 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Christina Warren and Legal Services Specialist Sharon Born
  • Victims’ Rights Presentation on Wednesday, August 11th at 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Jacqueline Perez and Legal Services Specialist Yaidy Ceballo (in Spanish)
  • Victims’ Rights Presentation on Thursday, August 12th at 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Warsame Galaydh (in Somali)
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Presentation on Tuesday, August 17that 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorneys James Hanneman and Rachel Kraker
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Presentation on Wednesday, August 18th at 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Subia Beg (in Spanish)
  • Fraud and Identity Theft Scams Presentation on Tuesday, August 24th at 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Eder Castillo
  • Fraud and Identity Theft Scams Presentation on Wednesday, August 25that 6 p.m. with Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Eder Castillo (in Spanish)

Mental health during the pandemic In March 2020, Senior Psychiatric Social Worker Kathleen Sapp completed her last in-person therapy session at the Hennepin County Mental Health Center before it closed from COVID. The center continued to provide virtual and critical in-person appointments. In this article Sapp and her colleague Dr. Yohance Pickett discuss four things the pandemic taught them about mental health. https://www.healthyhennepin.org/stories/mental-health-matters

Even-odd water sprinkling restrictions in response to drought in effect The City of Minneapolis has implemented even-odd water sprinkling restrictions until further notice. The city is now included in a drought warning as defined by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Drought Action Plan.

The Mississippi River has reliably provided the City of Minneapolis with drinking water for over 150 years. The City assures the public of its continued ability to produce sufficient quantities of high quality water for its residents and wholesale customers. The City’s sprinkling restrictions are in place to help reduce demand on the Mississippi River during the ongoing drought. Other metro cities have similar measures in place.   

Sprinkling restrictions

  • Sprinkling lawns is NOT allowed from noon to 6 p.m. on any day.  
  • On calendar days that are even numbers (examples: July 26 or Aug. 18), the even side of the street CAN sprinkle lawns outside of the noon to 6 p.m. time window. Examples: 1238 Oak St. or 2574 Cedar Ave.
  • On calendar days that are odd numbers (examples July 27 or Aug. 19), the odd side of the street CAN sprinkle lawns. Examples: 1247 Maple St. or 2561 18th Ave.


COVID-19 Updates & Resources:

Mayors Frey, Carter issue new masking guidance amid delta variant spread and COVID-19 case increases in Twin Cities
Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter have issued new masking guidance for indoor spaces in the Twin Cities along with requirements for the local governments’ staff and City-owned buildings. As data continues to emerge demonstrating the delta variant’s heightened rate of transmission among both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents, the mayors are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and encouraging everyone to resume masking when indoors and requiring masks for those in City-owned buildings and City staff.

Minneapolis Health Department officials and City leaders will revisit this recommendation in the coming weeks as they continue to monitor transmission rates, hospitalizations, deaths, and increasing vaccination rates in the City and throughout the region. Businesses are urged to adopt universal masking requirements for customers entering indoor areas of their businesses to provide better protection to their employees and customers. Also in accordance with CDC guidelines, restaurants and bar owners are encouraged to follow CDC’s guiding principles for promoting behaviors that reduce virus spread, maintaining healthy environments and operations, and preparing for when an employee gets sick. 

Both mayors are exploring options regarding a vaccine requirement for City employees. Learn more

Hennepin County, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board also requiring face coverings in indoor spaces
Hennepin County’s policy:  Face coverings are again required inside Hennepin County buildings starting today, Aug. 4, due to the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 spreading in our community.
This will apply to all employees, volunteers and visitors ages 5 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings will be available to those who don’t have one.  

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s policy:  Effective 5 p.m. today, masks or face coverings will be required for all vaccinated and unvaccinated people (age 2 and older) indoors in any shared common spaces of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) buildings. This includes, but is not limited to, recreation centers, ice arenas, golf course clubhouses, The Trailhead, and all indoor spaces at water parks and the Webber Natural Swimming Pool. Paper masks will be provided for those who do not have their own.

This also includes the Mary Merrill Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters, which, starting today, will be open to the public during board meetings. Today’s 5 p.m. board meeting is the MPRB’s first in-person board meeting since November 2020. All visitors, open-time speakers, presenters, MPRB staff and commissioners attending tonight’s in-person board meeting will be required to wear a mask. As board meetings are again in-person, there is no longer an option for call-in participation. However, board meetings may be viewed remotely, as they have in the past.

In addition, masks or face coverings are required for unvaccinated employees working outside when they are unable to social distance.

Get your free vaccination – new dates added The strongest defense against the delta variant is through vaccination. Get a free COVID-19 vaccine at a Minneapolis Health Department clinic. Walk-ins are welcome, and the vaccinations are free. You don’t need insurance, you don’t need an appointment and you don’t need an ID. Questions about the vaccines? Watch and share this video for 11 things you should know about COVID-19 vaccines.

Upcoming clinics

  • Karmel Mall, 2910 Pleasant Ave. 2-5 p.m. Aug. 7
  • Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 3400 Park Ave. 9 a.m. to noon, every Saturday
  • Steven’s Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 27

Find more information, updates and new free community vaccinations on the City 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.

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.

$100 vaccine reward request form opens today
Gov. Tim Walz today announced that Minnesotans can now submit their requests for the $100 vaccination rewards program today at mn.gov/covid19/100.

Minnesotans 12 years of age and older who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since July 30 can submit a request for a $100 Visa gift card. The form will remain open for submissions for Minnesotans who get their first dose until Aug. 15.

Reward requests must be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15. Vaccine information will be subject to verification by the Department of Health.

Walz will authorize up to $2.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to start up the program, and at this time, this rewards program is limited to the first 24,330 eligible submissions. The governor will seek legislative approval for additional funding to sustain the program for its duration, and will work with the state Legislature, foundations and nonprofits on a public-private partnership to stand up a subsequent grant program to provide Minnesotans, especially those in vulnerable and underserved communities, real-time incentives to get their shot.


Other Information, Events, Activities & Resources:

National Park Service “Ranger on Call” Virtual Tour of the Mississippi River
Explore the river with a National Park Service ranger, any time you like, just by using your cell phone. Ranger on Call is an audio tour that explores the Mississippi River’s exceptional places. Three tours are geared for bicyclists, with tour stops at Nice Ride stations by the Stone Arch Bridge/Saint Anthony Falls area, downtown St. Paul riverfront and Fort Snelling/Minnehaha Falls. Three additional Ranger on Call walking tours are at Coldwater Spring, Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and Hastings’ Jaycee Park. For more information, visit: http://www.rangeroncall.com/

Nice Ride Minnesota Bike Rentals
Bikes are now available for rental at the various Nice Ride Minnesota kiosks (including numerous locations along the riverfront). It’s a great way to explore the River! For information: https://www.niceridemn.org/.

Big River Journey Online
Experience a riverboat field trip on the Mississippi River! This virtual field trip is filled with fun and exciting video clips and interactive learning modules about birds, boats, bugs, water quality and much more. Big River Journey Online allows curious junior rangers to explore the mysteries of the Mississippi from home. For information: https://bigriverjourneyonline.org/.