Arts

Friday, 7/28 – Gallery Opening: Wish You Were Here! Calling it upcycled glam trash canvases, Malibu Casey (Casey Fritz) combines found canvases and vintage patterns into fun, vacation style photos of yesteryear. At the Goddess of Glass/The Warren, 6-9 p.m. Info: info@goddessofglass.com or FB.

Saturday, 7/29 – Soiree of a Play: Improv Theater w/Lynn Albright, 7-10 p.m. An adventurous interactive evening of developing a character. Intentional play using basic stage and theater techniques to come up with a character you can use at a party, audition, freak out your friends and family, whatever you want. At the Goddess of Glass/The Warren, 7-10 p.m. Info: info@goddessofglass.com or FB.

Thursday, 8/10 – Live on the Drive. Enjoy music and movies this summer on the beautiful Victory Memorial Drive and 34th Ave., 6-8 p.m. This last drive concert features Lush Country. Live on the Drive is a free concert series with a variety of music for all ages and musical tastes. Stay after the concert for the movie Moana at dusk. Info: liveonthedrive.org.

Thursday, 8/10 – Summer Camp Capri presents The Lion King JR, 7 p.m. Free at the Capri, 2027 West Broadway.

Ongoing third Saturdays – Students in grades 5–8 explore, do, make and perform art! Free, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Info/register at kbatteau @pcyc-mpls.org, jscott@pcyc-mpls.org or 612-643-2024.

Churches

Tuesday, 8/1 – Community National Night Out celebration, 7-9 p.m. Community of Christ Church front lawn, 4849 Emerson Ave N. Also a Block Club meeting for 48th-50th Emerson. Bring your neighborhood concerns and meet your neighbors. Potluck dinner with hamburgers and hot dogs, carnival games, city visitors, prizes, time to visit. Everyone welcome.

Thursday-Saturday, 8/3-5 – Community Church of Christ – huge garage sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4849 Emerson. Come and get some great buys! Hot dogs and hamburgers also for sale. Info: 612-716-0271.

Thursday, 8/10 and Wednesdays, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 – Community Young Peacemakers. Free for children grades 1-6. Community of Christ Church, 4849 Emerson Ave N., lower level, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Snacks, games, puppets, activities on the 4 levels of Peace: Peace for Me, Peace for Us, Peace for Everyone, Peace for the Planet. Call 612-716-0271 for info and to sign up.

Sunday, 8/13 – Come Together Service and Peace Prayer Walk, Praying for healing in a divided community burdened by violence, grief and distrust. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community, 4537 3rd Ave S. Ecumenical Service: 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Prayer Walk & Hospitality: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Robert Robinson will share his inspirational music with us. The service will focus on ending the violence that hurts and divides us. Immediately after the service, there will be a Prayer Walk around the St. Joan of Arc neighborhood and light refreshments. Come Together is a coalition of churches, faith-based organizations and people of good faith … committed to monthly prayer services and walks begun after the death of Philando Castile.

Thursday, 8/24 – Hope Church’s Summer Block Party, 5200 Emerson, 5 p.m. Food, bounce house, music by Ty Lyric, plus basketball tournament beginning at 4 p.m. Info: hopechurchmn.com.

Wednesday-Friday, 8/23-25 – Hope Church’s Second Time Around Sale, 5200 Emerson. Pre-sale 8/23 6-8 p.m., $5 to get in. 8/24 sale 9 a.m.-6 p.m., block party begins at 5 p.m. 8/25 sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: hopechurchmn.com.

Ongoing – Clothes Closet at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 2901 Emerson Ave. N. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Wednesdays noon-2 p.m. On Wednesdays there is also a Loaves and Fishes food distribution. Donations of clean, reusable clothing welcome, Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 612-529-7726.

Ongoing – Looking for safe and good quality activities for children and youth? St. Olaf Lutheran has affordable Bible Camp and School activities on the St. Olaf Campus at 29th and Emerson. Info: 612-529-7726.

Ongoing last Tuesdays – Free community meal served at 6 p.m., the last Tuesday of each month Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4150 Dupont N. Everyone welcome. Info: 612-521-3644.

Ongoing – Clothes Closet at North United Methodist Church, 44th and Fremont, from 9 a.m.-noon the first two Saturdays of each month and the first Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. with free bag lunch from Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Donations accepted when open or find something you may need. If unable to get to NUMC during open times, call the church at 612-522-4497.

Ongoing Sundays – Joint ministries of NuWay Missionary Baptist and Gethsemane Lutheran host a free community breakfast every Sunday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 47th and Colfax. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month you are welcome to take a bag of groceries home with you. Info: 612-521-3575.

Classes and Workshops

Ongoing Thursdays – Crystal Lake Cemetery offers a free funeral pre-planning seminar at 10 a.m. in the cemetery office, 3816 Penn N. Questions call 612-521-7619.

Ongoing Wednesdays – TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 6 p.m., Webber Park Center.

Community Events

Friday, Saturday 7/28 and 29 – Hennepin County residents can safely dispose of unwanted garden and household hazardous wastes. Open to the public from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Jenny Lind School, 5025 Bryant Ave N. Info: 612-348-3777 or hennepin.us/ collectionevents.


Tuesday, 8/1 – 34th Annual National Night Out. Find out where the nearest block event is happening in your neighborhood – see pages 8 and 9, or visit minneapolismn.gov/nno. 

Sunday, 7/30 – Boys to Men club Bug Eating Contest! Come be challenged by the grossness as we embark on our summer 2017 challenge. With challenges, our schedule will be pretty easy going: 1:30-2:15 p.m. pickup games; 2:15 —pledge; 2:15-3 p.m. relay races with bug eating challenges incorporated; 3-3:30 p.m. Individual kits given out to boys and men. At Folwell Park, southeast corner (36th and Humboldt.

Tuesday, 8/1 – Fremont FunFest (Fremont Clinic) on National Nite Out. Join Fremont Clinic (34th and Fremont) at National Nite Out (August 1st) for a fun-filled event. Everyone is welcome! If you’d like to volunteer at the event please contact Jakeea Quirk at jquirk@neighborhoodhealthsource.org

Tuesday, 8/1 – After grilling out with your neighbors on National Night Out, head to the Story Garden, 35th and Humboldt at dusk (8:45ish) for a family friendly movie! Bring a chair; popcorn provided! Info: danielle.tietjen@gmail.com.

Thursday, 8/3 – Learn about and see how honey is extracted from the comb, plus free coffee. Co-hosted by Buzz Off Honey and Serendripity Spot as part of Community Coffee & Conversation. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3300 Lyndale Ave N.

Friday, 8/4 – Music in the Heart of Victory. Food trucks and music from Pappa Roof and the Soul Villains. 7 p.m., The Warren, 4400 Osseo Road.

Saturday, 8/5 – Dog Day of Summer. Celebrate your furry neighbors and family members. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Victory Prairie Dog Park and The Warren.

Saturday, August 5 – Movie in the Park, The Secret Life of Pets, at dusk, Victory Park, 4414 Upton Ave.

Sunday, 8/6 – Victory Garden Tour, noon-4 p.m. Starts at Victory Park 4414 Upton Ave. Info: victoryneighborhood.org.

Thursday, 8/10 – Free beverages and books – woohoo! The Story Orchard Bike Bookmobile will be at Serendripity Spot as part of Community Coffee & Conversation.11 a.m.-1 p.m.3300 Lyndale Ave N.

Monday, 8/21 – Bring the little ones ages birth-5 to Children’s Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Songs, stories and literacy tips at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N).

Ongoing Mondays – Community Yoga at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N) 6-7 p.m. Vinyasa flow; $5 suggested donation.

Monday-Friday – Fighting Chance Youth Boxing Program. Free to ages 9–21. Training includes boxing drills, technique work, running and strength conditioning. Each session ends with a healthy meal. Summer hours 4–7:30 p.m. Gym is located at 1704 33rd Ave N.

Ongoing Tuesdays – Join Marpe’ Hope to begin or continue your healing process in a safe, confidential setting. The healing circle is for women who want to begin to recover from abusive or controlling pattern of interactions with others; want to rebuild their sense of safety and healthy relationship boundaries; and want to pass on healthy relationship expectations and acceptable behaviors to their children. Marpe’ Hope is facilitated by experienced women’s advocates. Orientation is August 1. Circles are August 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-7:30 p.m. (light meal from 5:30-5:50 p.m.) at 1200 37th Ave N, Pillsbury United Camden Campus. For an intake to enroll contact 612-529-6055, oasisofloveinc@comcast.net or visit agapeoasis.com.

Monday, 8/21 – Solar Eclipse. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Learn about the solar eclipse, participate in fun related activities, and view the eclipse with proper safety equipment. Kids and families.

Ongoing Thursdays – Camden Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., July 13-October 5, 4400 Osseo Road. Enjoy produce, baked goods, canned goods, eggs and more at this year’s farmers’ market.

Ongoing Thursdays – Community coffee and conversation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N). Complimentary coffee hosted by a neighbor.

Ongoing Mondays – 6-7 p.m. participate in community yoga. Vinyasa flow. $5 suggested donation. Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale).

Ongoing – Boys to Men Club – activities happening all summer and a chance to earn some money. Info: facebookboystomenclubminneapolis, boystomenmpls @gmail.com or 612-470-1934.

Ongoing Mondays – Join Mahjong game play. Free and open to players of all levels (beginners welcome; hosts on site to teach). 1-3:30 p.m., Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N).

Ongoing Wednesdays – Camden Lions meet the 2nd Wed., 6:30 p.m. at the Folwell Neighborhood Office 1206 37th, and the 4th Wed. socially at different locations. Contact Bill Moore 612-806-4560 or Jim Cain 612-521-1903.

Ongoing second Tuesdays – Court Watch, 6:30 p.m., Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct, 1925 Plymouth Ave. N. The purpose of Court Watch is to promote sentencing accountability within the criminal justice system. Info 521-2100.

Ongoing – Minneapolis Police Activities League (PAL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing juvenile crime and violence by giving kids a safe place to play, positive role models, and creative activities to engage in—all for free. Visit minneapolispal.org or call 612-673-3447 for info on upcoming programs and schedules.

Ongoing – Help save a life—donate blood. The Red Cross urges healthy, eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood. All blood types are currently needed to help maintain diverse and sufficient blood supplies – especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. Minneapolis Blood Donation Center 1201 W. River Parkway. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon-6 p.m.; Thursdays, 1-7 p.m.; Fridays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ongoing – 500 Card Club. Join your friends and neighbors for a morning of cards and socializing. Refreshments and prizes each week. Fee $1. For ages 55+. Folwell Park on Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Creekview Park on Thurs. 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Libraries

Ongoing every other Thursday – Teen Tech workshop. North Regional Library, 5-7 p.m. Get creative and make music, videos, animation and other projects using high- and low-tech tools, everything from iPads and 3D printers to synthesizers and sewing machines. Led by the library’s Teen Tech Squad.

Saturdays – Family Storytime. Webber Park Library, 11 a.m. starting May 18. For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

Parks

Sunday, 8/13 – Boys to Men Club Car Wash Fundraiser to support the kids in the Folwell Fall Sports program. Join Boys to Men and Folwell Park Fall Sports at the Story Garden, 35th and Humboldt, 1:3-4 p.m. to wash cars and sell candy. This is a neighborhood-wide event. Bring your car over and tell a friend and give these kids a chance to support each other!

Ongoing Mondays – Martial Arts program, Folwell Park, Mondays 5:30-6:45 p.m. from Sept. 4 to Dec. 18. Fee $10 for fall session, sign up at the park. Seven Dragons Kempo is committed to the promotion of the Martial Arts and the benefit of mankind through the teaching of humility and self-restraint. Classes are open to all experience levels. Learn Kempo martial arts technics, practical self-defense, physical conditioning and character development.

Ongoing Saturdays – Vinyasa Yoga Class, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Folwell Park. Cost $20 for Fall Session, sign up at the park.

Ongoing – Youth Fall Sports: Youth Football, ages 6-14; Youth Soccer ages 6-14; Girls Volleyball, ages 10-14. Register at Folwell Park or minneapolis parks.org.

Ongoing Thursdays – Zumba, 9 a.m., all summer, Webber Park. Free.

Ongoing Fridays – Strength and Conditioning, 8 a.m., Victory Park. Free.

Ongoing Thursdays and Sundays – Yoga on the Parkway this summer. Thursdays, 6 p.m., 44th and Xerxes; Sundays, 9:30 a.m., 41st and Xerxes. $10.

Ongoing Thursdays – Sports Sampler. 6:15 p.m. in July and August, Victory Park. $20; ages 5-7. Register at minneapolisparks.org.

Ongoing 6/19-8/2 – Folwell Park Freedom School, free program for grades K-4, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: ssmedberg@minneapolisparks.org or 612-874-6834.

Ongoing summer- Webber Park Pool. Regular season hours: June 10 to August 20, Tuesday thru Saturday 1-7 p.m.; and August 21 to September 4, Monday thru Friday, 4-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1-7 p.m. Check the Park Board website for more info and details about the pool at minneapolisparks.org and search “Webber Pool.”

Ongoing summer – Summer Camps at North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 North Mississippi Court. Let your kids spend a summer of fun at the park! We have camps all summer long (10 weeks of different camps) from 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m. Register at northmississipi@minneapolisparks.org.

Ongoing – Open Computer Lab at Webber Park. Take advantage of the Open Computer Lab to surf the web, type up a resume or search for a job. The possibilities are endless! Visit your Camden recreation center to register for this program and receive your Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Active Pass today! Open Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.

Ongoing (daily except Sun.) – Open Computer Lab. Folwell Park, 3-8 pm., free. Have a free event going on in our Camden neighborhoods? Send the info to editor@camdenews.org.