Weekly Roundup: February 28-March 5

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Love Greater Longfellow!


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

THANK YOU Greater Longfellow! This amazing neighborhood has already helped us reach $2,428! So we are almost 20% towards our goal of $15,000. We’ve received donations from 52 amazing residents so far! Every little bit helps, and we’re so excited to put these funds back into the community with projects & programs. If you’d also like to contribute, you can easily donate online here: https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/ OR checks can be made out to Longfellow Community Council and sent to 2727 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

For the past 30 years we’ve been allocated funding from the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP). However, as the City of Minneapolis updates its priorities and budget, funding for our grassroots neighborhood work is shrinking. Because of this, we need to increase our fundraising efforts to continue, sustain, and grow our community work.


Epworth’s Spring Pasty Sale:An Epworth tradition for more than 30 years, each Epworth pasty is a meal you can hold in your hand. Still only $6 each, meat and veggie options are available. You must pre-order by March 4 at 651-645-9855. Handheld pies made fresh on March 7 and ready for pick up after 3:00 pm at Epworth UMC, 3207 37thAve S. Large orders, please pick-up after 4 pm. You can also order online at https://epworthmpls.org/pastysale/


Cabin Fever Wednesday @ Epworth Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth provides free space for kids to play with other kids! 
• Fun toys for developing motor skills
• Crafts to promote critical thinking and creativity
• Snacks and sustenance for health 
• Story time
• Coffee and conversation for adults. 
Children are welcome with their caring adult!
 

FRIDAY Fish Dinner • Fridays February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 • 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm • St. Albert the Great, 2836 33rd Ave S
St. Albert the Great’s popular and famous fish dinners offer rewarding opportunities to unwind at the end of the work week and feast on great home-made meals.  Dinners include fried or baked tilapia, potatoes mashed with cheese and spices or hashed-brown wedges, coleslaw, spaghetti with meatless marinara sauce, homemade desserts, and beverages. All food is made fresh by parish staff and volunteers and feeds many hundreds of individuals from the parish and the greater community each Friday.

Fish Dinners also include BINGO in the gym from 5:30 to 7:30 pm plus several kinds of raffles. We also serve up plentiful conversation and a joyful, welcoming atmosphere.  In 2006 & 2013 City Pages named St. Albert the Great’s fish dinners the best fish fry in the Twin Cities, and this celebrated event has been highlighted by KARE 11 ( also see their 2008 article), WCCOMinneapolis StarTribune, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Even bloggers sing our praises!  This year, we’re featured in the book Food Lover’s Guide to the Twin Cities.

Overflow parking is available one block north at Anne Sullivan School parking lot. Our shuttle bus runs back & forth from the lot to the door… so hop on!

Enter via the front door of the church and enjoy the musical entertainment provided for you (if you have to wait for seating.)  Each night features 3 different performers. Bring your coffee up and enjoy after you eat too! Line up of performers will be announced soon! 


Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required • Instructions provided • No partner needed • All abilities warmly invited • $3 | Scholarships available • Drop-ins welcome • Snacks provided 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Creating a Resilient Yard With Buzz
Blue Thumb’s 2020 Lawns to Legumes workshops teach sustainable practices and pollinator conservation techniques to create resilient yards.
Participants can choose from three options — Resilient Yards, Turf Alternatives, and Healthy Soils — to learn sustainable practices ranging from installing a raingarden to replacing a conventional lawn to protecting the living earth that makes up healthy soil. In addition, participants will learn about Lawns to Legumes, a new state program offering grants and other support to help Minnesotans protect the endangered rusty patched bumblebee and other at-risk pollinators by putting in native pocket plantings, beneficial trees and shrubs and pollinator lawns and meadows. Blue Thumb coordinates part of the Lawns to Legumes program in partnership with the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. “Pollinator conservation can be as simple as allowing clover to bloom within your lawn or installing a few native perennials. Small actions like these can have great impacts when adopted by communities that have the proper information and guidance,” says James Wolfin, an expert on bee-friendly lawns and a manager of the Lawns to Legumes program for Blue Thumb.

Workshops cost $15 per household unless otherwise noted and will be offered throughout the spring starting in March. Participants will learn practical information about installing projects, as well as Lawns to Legumes and other cost-share programs and resources that can help get a project in the ground. More information and scheduled workshops are available by visiting  https://bluethumb.org/events/ or calling ​651-699-2426​.

Resilient Yards Workshop (3 hours) A framework for understanding and creating resilience, covering site planning, raingardens, turf alternatives, trees, other plantings, pollinator habitat, and more. Includes one-on-one design assistance for individual yards from Blue Thumb landscape designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Master Water Stewards.
Turf Alternatives Workshop (2 hours) Alternatives to conventional grass turf that require less watering and fewer chemical inputs, with step-by-step instructions for establishing them. Includes information about pollinator-friendly (bee) lawns. Group will discuss common challenges and solutions.
Healthy Soils Workshop (2 hours) Laying the groundwork for healthy soil. Healthy soil helps plants thrive, filters and cleans water, prevents erosion and is teeming with life. Participants learn why healthy soil is the foundation of a resilient yard and how to take action to strengthen and protect their soil.

Locations for these workshops are offered throughout the metropolitan area. As of now, we have several workshops scheduled  with more to come. Updates and additional dates will be updated here: https://bluethumb.org/events/



Chard Your Yard Garden Registration Opens March 15
Have you seen those signs near your neighbors gardens and wondered what Chard Your Yard is all about? Since 2013, Transition Longfellow has partnered with the Longfellow Community Council to offer a fun and exciting event to increase vegetable gardening in our neighborhoods, CHARD YOUR YARD. Transition Longfellow is a community led group of neighbors focused on building sustainable communities in order to address climate change.

Chard Your Yard volunteers have built and installed about 160 raised bed vegetable gardens in the greater Longfellow neighborhoods. We plan to build, deliver, and fill dirt in 24 raised bed vegetable gardens for neighbors in zip code 55406. The garden beds are $70 which includes: a 3’x5’x12” wooden frame installed and delivered to your house, a site visit by a master gardener to find the perfect spot for your bed, a fill of nutrient rich dirt, and a Chard Your Yard sign. Through the generous support of Longfellow Community Council, ​we can offer a limited number of beds for low-income and senior citizen gardeners ($35) and double-high beds for gardeners with disabilities ($70). These beds are only available for people in Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods.

This event is completely volunteer based and we need your help! This is a great event to meet neighbors and learn more about Transition Longfellow. ​We will be building and installing the beds Wednesday, April 29th between 5pm-9pm and filling them Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-4pm (attendance for entire shifts not required). Registration to receive a bed opens March 15th and will close in April or when all beds are purchased. Please visit ​www.transitionlongfellow.org/chard-your-yard​ for further information and to sign up to receive a bed or volunteer. 


Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
January gone… and, according to the groundhog, spring is coming soon! But for now let’s have some winter fun!
Regular Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

When you do stop in, check out our cardboard map of GREATer Longfellow! Our ELL kids from Sanford helped to design and construct, using parts from the recycling tub – it’s way cool!
Continue to stay warm… we at Belle’s think it helps lots to share hugs♡ Contact Lucy about renting the space: belles.toolbox@gmail.com


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


Friday, Feb 28

Magnetic Ghost – “Pixels” LP release show @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm Doors • 9:30pm Music • $7 • 21+
LP Release show for Magnetic Ghost – “Pixels” (limited to 260 copies on LP via Round Bale Recordings / Magnetic Ghost) already being hailed as “an intricately constructed, gorgeously textured weave of shoegaze, drone, ambient, and psychedelic pop” by advance listeners.  

Set Times:
Marisol 9:30pm
Michael Gallope 10:00pm
The Cult of Lip 10:40pm
Magnetic Ghost 11:15pm
Also, Geek Love Cafe has the best pizza in Minneapolis, it’s really not even close.  Great sounds, great food, great drink.  


Ring in the Leap Year @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Can you believe this is the first time these two seminal Twin Cities Celtic rock bands are on the same bill?! This is going to be a rockin’ night, with two awesome Irish rock bands! What better way to celebrate Leap Year?


Conversation w/ Sam Pink, Samuel Robertson, Big Bruiser Dope Boy @ Moon Palace Books, 7pm
Join us as we celebrate the release of Sam Pink’s Early Stuff with a reading from Pink and Big Bruiser Dope Boy, as well as a conversation about working creatives in the independent art and writing scene with artist Samuel Robertson. 

Sam Pink’s books include Person, The No Hellos Diet, Hurt Others, Rontel, Witch Piss, The Garbage Times/White Ibis, and The Ice Cream Man. His writing has been published widely in print and on the Internet and translated into other languages. He currently lives in Michigan and sells paintings from instagram.com/sam_pink_art.   

Samuel Robertson lives and works in Minneapolis, remodeling houses and painting portraits, and other miscellaneous commissions, including art for books and music. Influenced by the battle between the human spirit and the hive mind as we combat loneliness and purposelessness, his current undertaking is illustrating the King James’ Old Testament in a way he even finds hard to explain. Robertson is inspired by consumer culture and our appetites for comfort, power, love, and enlightenment. He believes the remaining nuggets of compassion, humor, and mystery left behind after our near-total brainwashing and self-destruction is a testament to the human spirit. You can follow along on his website http://www.MisterRobertson.com or on his Instagram page @SamRobertsonArt    

Big Bruiser Dope Boy wrote the full-length poetry collection Foghorn Leghorn, which was pulled off Amazon, and now exists as the updated Your First Real Boyfriend & Other Poems. He is the founder and editor of the literary website http://gaydeathtrance.net. He has recently relocated to rural Wisconsin


Erin’s HSB at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm

Saturday, Feb 29

LEAP DAY at Solsta Records: theyself / Jae Havoc @ 4022 E 46th St • 7:30pm • $10 Advance • $15 Day Of • All ages
Join us for special performances from Theyself and Jae Havoc. This event will be recorded and broadcast via YouTube at a later date. PLEASE NOTE – There are no physical tickets for this event.  Please bring your order confirmation e-mail with you on the night of the event. https://solstarecords.com/products/live-from-the-record-room-leap-day-2020


Alexander Craig and The Alleged Blues Band @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show • TICKETS: https://alexander-craig-tshirt.eventbrite.com
Alexander Craig (Crankshaft) returns to the Mission Room to celebrate his new project and the release of brand-new t-shirts.  New supergroup The Alleged Blues Band opens with a rocking’ set of British Invasion blues.


Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.


Ledfoot Larry | LEAP YEAR Party! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm 


Weston Wold’s Single Release show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • $12 Advance • $15 Door

Come out on leap day and be one of the first to hear Weston Wold’s new single! Tickets will sell fast, so buy them before they sell out! 
Weston Wold is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis Minnesota. In early 2019 he released his debut EP titled ‘White Noise’, described as a “mix between Charlie Puth and Panic at the Disco.” Weston’s music can be found on all streaming services.

Sunday, Mar 1

The Face of Another (1966) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
This existential science-fiction triumph sees Okuyama (Nakadai) horribly disfigured in a laboratory explosion. His life upended, he learns of a procedure that will replace his face with that of a stranger—leading him to question his identity and fall prey to his darkest inclinations


Book Launch Celebration @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and is the author of the chapbook Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020). He studied Creative Writing and Black Studies at Saginaw Valley State University, and studied poetry in University of Michigan’s MFA program. His poetry has been given homes by Indiana Review, TriQuarterly, Waxwing, and Iowa Review. His fiction has been given homes by The Rumpus, Passages North, and the anthology Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction. He has worked as a teaching artist with Inside Out Literary Arts, teaching poetry to middle schoolers in Detroit Public Schools, and was an editor for HEArt Online’s Let Me Love Me section, which was dedicated to poets of color writing about body image and self-love. Before moving to the Twin Cities in Minnesota, he was an occasional bookseller, a Lecturer at University of Michigan in the English Department Writing Program, and the fiction instructor at the Neutral Zone–a teen center in Ann Arbor. 

Molly Spencer is a poet, critic, and editor. Her debut collection, If the House (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) won the 2019 Brittingham Prize judged by Carl Phillips. A second collection, Hinge, won the 2019 Crab Orchard Open Competition judged by Allison Joseph, and is forthcoming from SIU Press in 2020. Molly’s recent poetry has appeared in Blackbird, Copper Nickel, FIELD, The Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner. Her critical writing has appeared at Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review online, and The Rumpus, where she is a senior poetry editor. Molly teaches at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. 

Sara Wainscott is the author of Insecurity System, winner of the 2019 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize (Persea, 2020), and a chapbook, Queen of the Moon (dancing girl press, 2017). She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy and has been named to the NewCity “Lit 50” list of people who influence literature in Chicago.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of Paper Pavilion (2007), recipient of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Motton Book Award; Interrogation Room (White Pine Press 2018), finalist for the Copper Nickel/Milkweed Jake Adam York Prize; and the chapbooks Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press 2015) and Necro Citizens (hochroth Verlag, German/English edition, 2019). She is an associate professor of creative writing at St. Olaf College and poetry editor of AGNI.

Sonia Greenfield was born and raised in Peekskill, New York, and her collection of prose poems, Letdown, was selected for the Marie Alexander Series and released in March of 2020 with White Pine Press. Her chapbook, American Parable, won the 2017 Autumn House Press/Coal Hill Review prize. Her first full-length collection, Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market, won the 2014 Codhill Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in a variety of places including the 2018 and 2010 Best American Poetry, Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Los Angles Review, Massachusetts Review, and Willow Springs. Se lives with her husband, son, and two rescue doges in Minneapolis where she teaches at Normandale College.


Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm 
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT! 



 

Monday, Mar 2

Non-Binary Book Club: Freshwater @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! Non-binary book club is a space to explore gender queer, gender fluid, and nonbinary gender identities. We will center nonbinary experiences (for example, using they/them pronouns as standard practice in our space), but the group is open to folks of all identities. 
Moon Palace offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms. Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section. Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com


The Face of Another (1966) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
This existential science-fiction triumph sees Okuyama (Nakadai) horribly disfigured in a laboratory explosion. His life upended, he learns of a procedure that will replace his face with that of a stranger—leading him to question his identity and fall prey to his darkest inclinations.


Tuesday, Mar 3 

Earthseed Reads: Beloved @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt for a fun discussion of a different fabulous afro-futuristic book each month. With special guests, entertainment, and of course food and beverages from Geek Love Cafe. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com Beloved by Toni Morrison is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.

Wednesday, Mar 4

Masters of Poetry: Seamus Heaney @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
To celebrate the coming of spring and St. Patrick’s Day, this March we’re focusing on the titan of Irish poetry himself, Seamus Heaney. Heaney wrote more than 20 volumes of poetry (as well as criticism and prose) and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. As poet W.S. Di Piero said, “Whatever the occasion—childhood, farm life, politics and culture in Northern Ireland, other poets past and present—Heaney strikes time and again at the taproot of language, examining its genetic structures, trying to discover how it has served, in all its changes, as a culture bearer, a world to contain imaginations, at once a rhetorical weapon and nutriment of spirit.”
After a brief lecture on Heaney, we’ll read and discuss some of his work, with an eye toward craft takeaways and signature stylistic elements. Then we’ll write & workshop/regroup. As always, there is a suggested cost ($30) but pay what you can.

Thursday, Mar 5

Kernow in the Twin Cities: Trewawny Shout 2020 @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • noon 
Calling all Cousin Jacks and Cousin Jennies! (and non-Cornish friends, too!)
Join us to celebrate the patron saint of Cornwall at Merlin’s Rest, a British Isles-style pub. The flag of Cornwall will be flying, and pasties are always on the menu. This will be our seventh annual St. Piran’s gathering — let’s keep growing the event!
At 3:00pm, we’ll wrap up our celebration by joining in the “Trelawny Shout” with revelers in pubs all over Cornwall and the world, singing the Cornish anthem “Trelawny.” Other than that, there isn’t a program, so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

If you are one of those unfortunate people who has to work on St. Piran’s Day, but you’d like to celebrate after work, let us know and we’ll wait for you at Merlin’s. We’ve taken the whole day off!  Won’t you join us this year? Bring stories and photos to share, if you’ve got ’em!
(No cost to attend. Order food and drink on your own from Merlin’s delicious menu.)


One Shot Comics: I Was Their American Dream @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us in March for a discussion of Malaka Gharib’s quirky and poignant graphic novel memoir I WAS THEIR AMERICAN DREAM. As usual, books are available at Moon Palace for 20% off. Thank you for supporting comics and your local, independent bookstore! 
ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):
I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents’ ideals, learning to code-switch between her family’s Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid. 

Malaka Gharib’s triumphant graphic memoir brings to life her teenage antics and illuminates earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised. Malaka’s story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream. 

MALAKA GHARIB is an artist, journalist, and writer based in Washington, D.C. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair. She lives in a row house with her husband Darren and her 9-year-old rice cooker.


Genital Panic (feat. Tina Schlieske), Scrunchies, Saint Small @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm Doors • Music 7:30 • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Genital Panic is a feminist punk phenomenon forged in the furious fire of menopause, Donald Trump, and rampant global misogyny.
Prolific musician Tina Schlieske (Tina and the B-Sides). found herself, at 50 years old, ever more invisible in the music industry, enduring the miseries of menopause, and increasingly enraged by the sexist, racist, xenophobic, Trumpian politics of the day.
And then one day she saw the work of 20th century Austrian visual and performance artist Valie Export. Export’s 1969 performance piece “Action Pants: Genital Panic” was the crucible for Schlieske’s rage, and inspired her to use her musical talents to channel her frustrations into art that was also a political statement and protest. It was time to make a punk band. Genital Panic was born. The Austin-based, all-woman band is made up of Tina on vocals, Mishka Westell on bass, Sally Crewe on guitar, Rachel Fuhrer on drums, and Henna Chou on keyboards.

Saint Small – 7:30pm
Scrunchies – 8:30pm
Genital Panic – 9:30pm


Busey, Holler House, The Smokes, Wage Future @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Cover at Door
BUSEY
Minneapolis Power Slop https://busey.bandcamp.com 
Too heavy for a garage band yet different than your run-of-the-mill metal or alternative, they have a unique mix that is all their own. Busey’s sound draws a lot from a shared love for such great bands such as The Melvins, Black Sabbath, Queens Of The Stone Age and Mudhoney. As lead singer/guitarist Dan Berndt puts it ” A lot of late 80’s early 90’s stuff. The classics.”

THE SMOKES
https://thesmokes1.bandcamp.com/music
The Smokes are a two piece garage-rock band based out of Minneapolis MN. They play with abandon and observe a bold indifference to decency.

HOLLER HOUSE
Post-Post Hardcore from Minneapolis https://hollerhouse.bandcamp.com/ 
Part art-project and part late-night therapy session/workout. Holler House’s cryptic dissonance and hypnotic power has the sort of intensity that rattles windows and shakes smirks onto faces with their grimy, relentless chords. They have a 10” record out on https://www.jetsam-flotsam.com/, and they play around the Midwest.

WAGE FUTURE
https://www.facebook.com/wagefuture/
A new post punk band out of Minneapolis, MN. Like the Ghostbusters, but not really. If Fugazi, Big Business and apparently Clutch had a baby. Ex: So Fox, The Deaths, and Wisconsin Nightlife


Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday and now Saturday nights starting Jan. 11th! Starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am! ** Karaoke will begin after trivia on Thursday themed trivia nights.


Viva la Frida @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 3 weeks • Thursdays, Mar 5 – 19, 7:30 – 9:30 pm • Adult art class
This class will find inspiration from the creative legacy of Frida Kahlo. Her self-portraits, paintings, drawings, and life story continue to intrigue artists throughout the world. We will study the symbolism she used to depict her many obstacles, pains, passions, and resilience. Turning to her journal for inspiration, students will create artist books, explore symbolism through self-portraits, and design retablos that celebrate what connects us. 
Note: Materials fee of $8 is payable on the first day of class.
Tuition: $60 ($51 members)

Instructor: Greta Hammelman bit.ly/VivaLaFridaW20


Thursday Trivia: Tropical World Geography @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Tropical World Geography.  3 picture rounds. Think about that for a minute.  Photos of warm and beautiful places for an hour and a half.  Even if you don’t win, it’s like a little vacation without getting on a plane.  We’ll even turn up the thermostat for a few hours.

Weekly Roundup: July 26-August 1

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Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy nature!


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Midtown Farmers Market 2019 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Join Midtown Farmers Market at Moon Palace Books for the 2019 Market Season!
Bringing Fresh Local Flavor to ALL in South Minneapolis, since 2003.
Saturdays 8am-1pm May-October
Tuesdays 3pm-7pm June-October

WHAT’S AVAILABLE?
-fresh, local, and affordable fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods
-brunch (Sat.) and dinner (Tues.) options from hot/ready-to-eat food vendors
-arts and crafts by local artisans
-free live music, fitness classes, and kids activities
-a $10 Market Bucks match for SNAP/EBT customers
-lawn games and places to hang out and connect with friends, family, and neighbors
WHY? The Midtown Farmers Market is an all-local, community-based farmers market, committed to strengthening our local economy, advancing food justice, and uniting neighbors from all backgrounds at the Hi-Lake interchange.

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

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Syringe Clean-up Request–
Have you spotted loose syringes that you’d like Southside Harm Reduction Services to come clean up? Submit details through this form, and they’ll do our best to get volunteers out to take care of it! http://www.southsideharmreduction.org/syringe-clean-up-request/

The 2019 Annual Corn Feed will take place on Thursday, August 8th from 5:30-8pm. Registration is now open to participate in the Resource Fair! 

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
www.belles-ToolBox.org
belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Walk, ride your bike, take the Number 9, skip, hop, or jump over to see how the Podners for Peas Learning Garden is growing and what new creations are blooming inside the ToolBox! Can’t wait to see you!
Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property. The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at: https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/  After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify.  This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.

The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE! Click on the link:https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/  and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want. Then pick up at the LCC offices. WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry.

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

 


Friday, July 26

Leonoris Causa & Mestifonía @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm 
Mestifonía & Leonoris Causa sharing stage at Moon Palace Books. A great opportunity to listen to spanish- south american music in Minneapolis.
About Mestifonía: Mestifonía is a Minnesota-based group that blends Colombian, Bolivian, and American talent.  The group plays music from the Iberian Peninsula and South America, bringing to life the sounds of fado, flamenco, cueca, tango, and more.
http://www.mestifonia.com
About Leonoris Causa: Leonoris Causa is Leonor Guelbenzu’s music project, a songwriter from Madrid, Spain. Classically trained, Leonor mixes classical guitar with spanish roots, world music and spoken word. The authenticity of her voice, the quality of her lyrics, and a clean guitar technique are the main elements that define her personal style.
www.leonoriscausa.com

Maygen Lacey & The Birdwatchers at Minnehaha Falls @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Maygen Lacey & The Birdwatchers: are an American Folk-Rock group making music through contrast. In many respects, Maygen Lacey and Noah Neumann couldn’t be more different. From upbringing and musical taste to the Mpls vs. St. Paul debate, there are few things these two come together on. The shortlist includes: the importance of sarcasm, the great outdoors, quality beer, and being decent humans. Maygen & Noah draw on their distinctly different musical influences including Brandi Carlile, Florence + the Machine, and Balmorhea to create a listening experience with a Delta twist, that is warm yet adventurous. The contradictions and affirmations between these two songwriters combine to create a compelling debut EP that explores youth, family, addiction, and loss; navigating relationships with people that are in our lives beyond our control.

Wild Age with A.P. Simpson & Michael @ Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show 
The Hook & Ladder is excited to announce the return of Wild Age, a twin-city psych-pop band, for the exclusive public showing their brand new music video! Joining them in the Hook’s new Mission Room is St. Paul singer-songwriter, AP Simpson and local 6 piece indie rock/dream pop/shoe-gaze band, Michael.
Minneapolis pysch-pop outfit Wild Age specialize in breezy, hook-driven tunes that are as concise as they are catchy. The band’s 2018 release, Sea of Health, dealt with feelings of isolation, mental illness and a general uncertainty about the future, juxtaposing these dark lyrical themes with sunny, earworm choruses and pop-informed melodies. Ever prolific, the band entered the studio immediately after that release to record three brand-new singles: On Tv, The Mine, and Toe Tag. These three vignettes find primary songwriter McCoy Seitz parsing his thoughts on a range of topics from celebrity to gun violence to a soundtrack of familiar-but-fresh nostalgia rock provided by bandmates Blair Ransom, Matt Ahart, August Ogren, and Leng Moua.

“The music of Saint Paul-based vocalist/guitarist A.P. SIMPSON (Alexander Preston Simpson) might be best described as psych-tinged Nick Drake. Open tunings and haunting vocal melodies are the centerpiece of Simpson’s solo debut Newly Almost Fearless, which spent three weeks on the NACC 200 this past summer. While some elements have carried over from his previous project, William Within, Simpson’s latest direction is all electric and features a talented new supporting cast: Andy Schupp (Purple Funk Metropolis) on guitar/vocals, Mitch Schumer (Grape Whales) on bass/vocals, and Tarek Abdelqader (PFM) on drums.”

Vector 9 Variety Show XVIII ft. Intercourse, Anoxia & More! @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7pm • Vector 9 Variety Show XVIII • $5-15 sliding scale • Doors 7pm • Show 7:30pm
Music (by:)
Anoxia
Intercourse
setting the mood for the night, INHVMANITY

Comedy (by:)
Aron Woldeslassie
Madeleine Farley
Bree Melechinsky
& surprises through the night!
Hosted by Devohn Bland, Madi Tentinger & Xochi de la Luna

Killer Queens: An Evening of Tributes to Queen @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $10
Killer Queens: A night of Mercurial music featuring Ready Freddie: A Queen Experience with special guests Seaberg & the Black Velvet Punks and D Mills & The Thrills. Each act has the musical chops, supreme artistry, and gusto, to create new hits as well as reignite the old ones with all the raw energy of Mr. Mercury himself. Get on your bikes and ride on over to the Hook and Ladder for a party fit for a Queen.

Jaws @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 11:30pm • All seats just $3 • 11:30pm showtime*
Jaws (1975): The Original summer blockbuster and one of the best movies ever made, Jaws returns once again to the Riverview Theater. When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature. Check out our full summer lineup here: http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2621
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

Aprés Work with SolSta Records feat. DJ Buster Baxter @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4-8pm • (Open Garage Door Vibe ) • Drink Specials 4-6pm • FREE
SolSta Records is a family run record store in the historic Longfellow neighborhood. SolSta Records is a brick and mortar retailer of new and vintage vinyl records in Minneapolis’ historic Longfellow neighborhood. We have our entire inventory of Vintage Vinyl online so you can “flip through the bins” from wherever you are. You can find their permanent home at 4022 E 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406! Spinnin’ tunes that help you start your weekend right!
On Saturday, July 27th, we’ll be hosting our annual event Garden, Art & Music. This special event consists of a self-guided tour featuring some of the Twin Cities’ best gardens and local art. The tour runs from 9am-4pm, and proceeds will help fund public art and garden projects in the Twin Cities. We also have a music festival at our restaurant Wise Acre Eatery from 3:30-10pm. Free entry is included with tour tickets. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit our website: https://tangletowngardens-shoppe.com/collections/frontpage/products/garden-art-music-tickets

Saturday, July 27

Rock Dis Funky Joint at Summer Cypher Mpls @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 4pm 
Doing that thing we do…Lovin Community And Sharin Space With No Pamphlets And We Don’t Be Buggin Out, 4-10pm  • All Free • All Ages • All Respect • Fall Thru And Rock Dis Funky Joint Stay Tuned..

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am 
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.

Joe Hysell & Joe Anderson at the Riverview Cafe @ 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
A lovely summer evening filled with the sounds of gnarly acoustic guitars.
http://www.theriverview.com/upcoming-events-cafe/2019/7/27/joe-hysell

Greg Koch & Rick Vito – Groovy Guitar Summit @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
3 Big Sets:
Mascot/Players Club recording artists The Koch Marshall Trio (fronted by internationally revered, genre-melding, guitar fiend Greg Koch) combine their powerful, organ fueled, power trio sound with the elegant, guitar eloquence of Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall and Bonnie Raitt alumni and Vizztone recording artist, Rick Vito for a performance that is not to be missed.
Rick Vito plays as a trio with Toby Lee Marshall on Hammond Organ and Dylan Koch on drums, playing a set of infectious, groove infested songs from his recent release release “Soulshaker”followed by Greg Koch fronting the Koch Marshall Trio, playing new selections as well as tunes from their current release “Toby Arrives”.Then Rick and Greg, brandishing their new signature Reverend Guitars, engage in a convivial guitar summit over a funky, bluesy soundscape.

Bike to the Market Day @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Hop on your bike and join us at the Midtown Farmers Market!
Find performances by Open Eye Figure Theatre, group ride led by Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop and Coffee Bar, performances organized by Ben Weaver – all sponsored by The Hub Bike Co-op.
Make sure to get you Bicycle Rewards Program card punched – find us at the green info tent for more information!

Landlovr (EP Release!) & Bella Yaga @  Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm • $7 • 21+
Landlovr and Bella Yaga together at last in Moon Palace’s beautiful listening room!

The Belfast Cowboys [Unplugged] at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $10 Day of Show (Limited tickets)
Join us in the Mission Room for a special, unplugged evening with The Belfast Cowboys. With almost 100 Van Morrison songs in their repertoire and the full nine-piece band rocking to an upbeat, raucous and upbeat crowd every performance, many of more tender songs go unplayed.

Sunday, July 28

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT!

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age.

This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!

Winery tour and tasting @  Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. 12:15pm Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+

Stiltwalking Workshop @  Powderhorn Park • 1:30pm
Workshop for Native/POC adults: Learn how to walk on stilts with Nicole Amaris!  $10 for the workshop, and if you can’t afford it, you can volunteer for Monkeybear in exchange. The workshop is divided into two 2 hour blocks, come either 1:30-3:30, or 3:45-5:45. To sign up, just send an email to the Director: chamindika@monkeybear.org
Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop supports Native and POC  in developing creative and technical skills in contemporary puppetry.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund

House on Fire Large Ensemble & Cartwright/Marich duets @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
*House on Fire large ensemble is Brad Holden, Brian Handeland, Mike Vasich, Paul Fonfara, Spencer Roth, Mike Wolter, Eric Struve and Chris Hepola *George Cartwright & George Marich will play duet

Wild Read Book Club: Space Opera @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets the joy and glamour of Eurovision in bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente’s science fiction spectacle, where sentient races compete for glory in a galactic musical contest…and the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6540

Making Spaces Safer with Shawna Potter @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm 
Join us for an event with Shawna Potter, discussing her book Making Spaces Safer.
Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to music venues themselves, she has trained night clubs and community spaces in how to create safer environments for marginalized people. Now she’s turned decades of experience into a clear and concise guide for public spaces of all sorts, from art galleries to bagel shops to concert halls, that want to shut down harassers wherever they show up. The steps she outlines are realistic, practical, and actionable. With the addition of personal stories, case studies, sample policies, and no-nonsense advice like “How to Flirt without Being a Creep,” she shows why safer spaces are important, while making it easier to achieve them. Eschewing theory, she assumes the reader is already an ethical creature and jumps right in with candor, punk passion, and righteous anger to get the job done!
Shawna Potter: is a musician, activist, educator, and writer. She fronts the political hardcore punk band War On Women and is the founder of Hollaback! Baltimore. Shawna trains venues for the Safer Spaces Campaign, which she also co-founded. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her partner and a porch cat that visits when the weather’s nice.
https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7114

Summer Concerts with Connie Evingson @ St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2836 33rd Ave S • 1pm
The ever versatile vocalists sings with a variety of musical friends, bringing an eclectic mix of styles to the popular series. You’ll enjoy tunes from the Great American Songbook , Jazz, Blues, Beatles, Hot Club Swing and much more.
6/23 – with Andrew Walesch on piano
7/28 – with Dean McGraw on guitar
8/25 – with Parisota Hot Club
$15 per concert (cash or check)
Air-conditioned comfort!

Yoga, Music & Art Hop: Squirrel Haus Arts! @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 10am
We’ll soak in the MCAD alumni exhibit and live guitar music at Squirrel Haus Arts in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood while engaging in 75 minutes of slow, quiet & nurturing yoga…for all levels/bodies! Following class, there will an additional 15 minutes to roam the gallery.
$20 (Cash/check)
Bring a mat, a curious eye, and a listening ear! No yoga experience necessary.
Reserve your spot today!

Space is the Place (1974) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 6:30pm 
Sun Ra’s Afro-futurist jazz oddity begins when his spaceship lands in Oakland after 30 years off-planet. He preaches the gospel of peace and freedom, hoping to convince African Americans that their only hope lies in outer space.

 

Monday, July 29

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Rec. Ctr. Gym • 6:30pm
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Immigration Rights Information: Community Information Meeting/Reunión de Información Hosted by the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) • All are welcome! • 6:30-8pm • Crosstown Covenant Church, 5540 30th Ave • Spanish and English • Accessible Bus Routes – 22, 7 and 515 • Spanish & English
–Immigration Resources in Minneapolis
–Resources if you have been discriminated against
–What is a sanctuary city?
–Minneapolis Police Department policy on immigration
–Minneapolis Inspections Department policy on immigration
Get answers in a safe environment. Presented by Michelle Rivero from the City of Minneapolis Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Free pizza and kids activities provided
–Recursos de inmigración en Minneapolis
–Recursos si ha sido discriminado
–¿Qué es una ciudad santuario?
–Política del Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis sobre inmigración
–Política de inmigración del departamento de inspecciones de Minneapolis
Conoce tus derechos. Presentado por Michelle Rivero de la Oficina de Asuntos de Inmigrantes y Refugiados de la Ciudad de Minneapolis. Pizza gratis y actividades para niños
MinnPost Q&A Article with Michelle Rivero:  https://www.minnpost.com/new-americans/2018/07/i-wanted-contribute-different-way-meet-director-minneapolis-new-office-immigra/
https://www.facebook.com/events/369263170429909/

Casual Collage Gathering: July 2019 @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Join members of Twin Cities Collage Collective for a casual evening of collage-making. This is intended to be a loose, free-form session for folks to socialize and work on collage.
Free • All ages & skill levels welcome • Some materials provided, but feel free to bring your own too! • For more information about TCCC, visit www.twincitiescollagecollective.com

 

Tuesday, July 30

Free Fun Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Do you like to win FREE stuff?  You like to have FUN with your friends?  Do you just know stuff?
Come play the MOST FUN FREE LIVE trivia in Mpls on Tuesday nights. Top 3 teams and the LAST PLACE TEAM win prizes each week. Who are you bringing with you this week to form your team and walk out as the champions?

IBPOC Imagine MayDay Artist Charrette @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • Noon 
HOBT together with Imagine Deliver have been hosting a creative design process this summer to imagine and co-create what’s next for MayDay and HOBT through a series of Artist Charrettes — collaborative sessions in which a group of artists and creatives map solutions.
Understanding the value of and desire for a space where IBPOC artists can address issues of equity and accessibility as a caucus, we have added a 4th IBPOC charrette to the calendar.
Dameun Strange and Imagine Deliver, together with artist organizers from the community, will curate a IBPOC-only space, centering the voices of indigenous, Black and artists of color to map solutions and act as a launch pad for the creation of an Imagine MayDay Transition Team. Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/IBPOCCharrette
Lunch Provided!
Artist participants will be compensated for their time and contributions with either 3 hours of free rehearsal or workshop space at HOBT, or a $40 gift card to either Welna Hardware, MayDay Cafe, or the People’s Movement Center.

  

Wednesday, July 31

STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience @ Northside Achievement Zone, 2123 Broadway Ave • 8:30am-4:30pm
This STAR-Lite Training has been made possible by partial funding from Minneapolis Department of Health Citywide Violence Prevention program. Everyone is welcome regardless of financial limitations. If you have the financial resources to cover tuition, we ask you to pay $35.00 or make a donation of any amount you can on the training webpage.
STAR-Lite Training Facilitators: Donna Minter, PhD, LP Certified STAR Trainer, USA and International Experience, Forensic Psychology Examiner, Founder and Executive Director, MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute Crixell Shell, MS, Associate Peacebuilding Trainer, Rule 114 Community Mediator, Coming to the Table Racial Healing Talking Circle Facilitator
When terrible things happen our peace has been stolen from us. We want to build peace back into our lives and communities. STAR-Lite is a single-day research and practice-supported peacebuilding training integrating Neuropsychology, Trauma Healing & Resilience, Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Conflict Transformation, and broadly defined Spirituality to become trauma-informed and resilience-oriented. STAR-Lite is for individuals who wish to learn the basic STAR concepts and models within a shorter-time frame. STAR-Lite is not a pre-requisite or replacement for the full 5 day STAR Training. STAR-Lite also serves as a refresher course for graduates of the full STAR Training. STAR-Lite is designed for those wanting to understand psychological trauma toward building peace within their spheres of influence.
The STAR-Lite Training Objectives:
a. Learn various types of trauma and common responses to psychological trauma. b. Learn the links between unhealed trauma and cycles of victimhood and violence. c. Learn the basic STAR trauma healing and resilience models and associated practices. d. Explore ways to apply trauma healing and resilience practices toward building peace within your sphere of influence.
In Minnesota:
98% of STAR-Lite and STAR graduates rated the trainings as “Very Good” to “Excellent”
100% increased their confidence to appropriately aid and assist when their clients, family, friends, and community members face stressful and traumatic circumstances.
99.5% indicated they recommend the STAR-Lite and STAR Trainings to others.
6.5 hours of optional continuing education credit are available for an additional $35 for Social Workers, Teachers, Nurses, LMFT (CE: 2016-205), Psychologists (201601.153), LPCC& LPC (2016.CE.124), LADC (2016.CE.ADC.032) and 5.5 hours of Standard CLEs for Attorneys.
A week prior to the training, registrants will receive an email giving additional details about the training. During the training, snacks and beverages are provided. If you have questions, please contact the Peacebuilding office at info@mnpeace.org or 612-377-4660 for details.
The content of this training is based on the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) Program, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA. www.emu.edu/cjp/star

Eleck Brooks and the Hardway at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Eleck Brooks and the Hardway (7:00-8:30pm)Eleck Brooks, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, raised in Texas, transplanted to Minneapolis, brings an enticing combination of Delta Blues married to classic soul with one arm around some gritty funk and the other around a heartfelt love song. At times you’ll be dancing your head off, and at other times you’ll be scratching your head wondering if you’ll ever look at the world the same way. And who knows you might get a little bit of freestyling.

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Rec Ctr. • 6:30pm
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • 21+ • FREE
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo!  Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week!  21+ event.

Thursday, Aug 1

Fused Glass Jewelry @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 6:30pm 
Fused Glass Jewelry 2 weeks • Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Make dazzling fused glass pieces with a variety of colorful and dichroic glass. The assembled glass will then be kiln fused. Once fired, the following week you will learn to drill in glass, use findings and small embellishments to turn your fused pieces into pendants, pins, or earrings. Great for gift giving or keeping as personal unique accessories.
Note: Materials fee $40 payable on day of class.
Tuition: $54 ($46 members)
Instructor: Laura Juul

Upcycled Art- Plastics! Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave 
Upcycled Art–Plastics! 4 weeks • Thursdays, Aug 1 – 22, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Take your plastic recyclables– egg cartons, pop bottles and even plastics bags, and turn them into something creative! A variety of techniques will be shown, utilizing different types of plastic materials. Get pleasure by taking a small step towards a cleaner environment, by transforming plastics into repurposed works of aesthetic and functional art.
Tuition: $80 ($68 members)
Instructors: Mayumi Amada

Karaoke Night! The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday night starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on themed trivia nights (June 11th, August 15th & September 12th)