Monday, 3/5 – Freedom of Xpression Open Mic with host Desdamona. Bring your art to our stage! At the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway, 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 for registration and on-stage rehearsal. Free. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.
Sunday, 3/11 – Artist Talk with Juan Parker currently on display at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N). 2-4 p.m. Free coffeehouse drinks too!
Saturday, 3/17 – Camp Capri Third Saturdays for Middle-School Age Students. The Art of Scratch Art with guest artist Melodee Strong. At the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lunch is served. Register in advance: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2058. Enrollment limited to the first 25 registered students. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.
Ongoing Mondays – Northside Singers winter session. Did you know there is a community choir on the Northside? The Northside Singers operate through Minneapolis Community Ed and practice Monday nights from 7:30 to 8:45 at Patrick Henry High School. This is an inclusive, friendly group that sings seasonal, jazz, pop and occasionally gospel songs for area rest homes and other community venues throughout the year. No prior choir experience or ability to read music is required. Info: folwellmn. nextdoor.com.
Ongoing – Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series @ the Capri. Season tickets on sale now for the 2017-18 season. Info: 651-291-1144, thecapritheater.org or thespco.org .
Ongoing third Saturdays – Camp Capri S3. Middle school-age students explore the arts. At the Capri, 2027 West Broadway, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. began Sept. 16. Director: Dennis Spears, with monthly guest artists. Free. Lunch provided. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.
Ongoing Tuesday and Thursday – Capri After School Theater, Open to all students currently enrolled in high school. Free at the Capri, 2027 West Broadway, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Director Kevin West. Info 612-643-2024 or thecapritheater.org.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-643-2024.
Ongoing last Tuesdays – Free Community Dinner, last Tuesday of the month starting at 6 p.m. Salem Lutheran Church 4150 Dupont Ave N. Everyone is welcome. Info: 612-521-3644.
Ongoing Thursdays – Lenten Programs at Parkway United Church of Christ, 3120 Washburn Ave N. Soup and bread supper at 6:15 pm; program at 7 pm. March 1 – “SafeNights: Local Shelters for Homeless Students” – Jim Koon. March 8 – “Climate Change and Clean Energy” – Janet Brown. March 22 – “Sex Trafficking in Minnesota” – Danette Buskovick. FYI or RSVP: 612-522-2982.
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 – Gethsemane Lutheran, 47th and Colfax, hosts a free community breakfast every Sunday from 9-9:45 a.m. 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 Tuesdays – OASIS of Love Crisis Intervention Program offers a series of four 90-minute support and empowerment healing circles to women who have experienced domestic violence or financial abuse. MARPE’ Hope circles are free. Participants will be led in weekly healing and recovery in a supportive and confidential setting. Tuesdays — February 27, March 6, 13 and 20. Light supper is served at 5:30 p.m. Healing circles are from 6-7:30 p.m. at North Market (conference room), 4414 Humboldt. To enroll contact OASIS of Love Advocates at 612-529-6055 or email@example.com. No childcare is available during these sessions.
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.
Sunday, 2/25 – Hive to Home: beekeeping and pollinator support for everyone. Learn about honeybees and the benefits they bring to our homes and community from the people at NoMi Beekeeping. 1-2:30 p.m., 3300 Lyndale Ave N (Serendripity Spot).
Tuesday, 3/6 – Park Design Workshop. 6-8 p.m. Folwell Recreation Center. Victory Park is slated for a $750,000 capital improvement project in 2023. Share your insights on the initial draft designs of Victory Park and all Northside neighborhood parks at MPRB’s North Service Area Master Plan workshop. Refreshments and kids’ activities will be provided.
Saturday, 3/24 – Northside Housing Fair, 10 a.m.0-3 p.m. – Lucy Laney School, 3333 Penn. Whether you’re a renter, homeowner or anything in between this is your one-stop-shop for all your housing needs. Do-it-yourself workshops all day, 50+ organizations/resources, renter’s rights, free lunch, door prizes and more. Info: northhousingfair.com or 612-588-1155.
Wednesday 3/28 – Race & Privilege in Victory, at the Goddess of Glass, 4400 Osseo Road N., 7 p.m. Join neighbors for an open and safe dialogue on how race plays a role in our lives and in our neighborhood. This will be the first conversation the Victory Neighborhood Association hosts as part of its ongoing focus on race and privilege in the neighborhood.
Ongoing Thursdays – Get to know your neighbors and enjoy complimentary beverages at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All are welcome and we’d love to hear what’s on your mind.
Ongoing third Thursdays – 4PAC, Minneapolis Fourth Precinct Advisory Council—Bringing Police & Community Together! Monthly State of the Precinct updates, and an invitation to everyone looking for the opportunity to discuss safety and crime issues in their neighborhood. At the 4th Precinct, 1925 Plymouth Ave. N.; meet and greet at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30-8 p.m.
Ongoing Mondays – Attention minority veterans, dependents and survivors! The Minority Veterans Program Coordinator and Outreach Specialist from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs is available each Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minneapolis Urban League to discuss your benefits, take claims and speak with you about other options that are available to you. To make an appointment contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-970-5277. More info at va.gov or iris.va.gov.
Monday-Friday — Northside Boxing Club. Free to ages 9–21. Training includes boxing drills, technique work, running and strength conditioning. Each session ends with a healthy meal. Hours 4–7:30 p.m. Gym is located at 1704 33rd Ave N.
Ongoing – Boys to Men Club – activities and a chance to earn some money. Info: 612-470-1934, facebookboysto menclubminneapolis, or email@example.com.
Ongoing Wednesdays – Camden Lions meet the 2nd Wed., 6:30 p.m. 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.
Saturday, 3/3 – In Step: Soul Dance Celebration. 2-3 p.m., Webber Library. Express yourself! Explore the basics of the fun, energetic dances of the Soul era and learn about the creative people and rich culture of the time. Showcase your new moves in a Soul Train Line. Collaborator: The Cowles Center. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Kindergarten to grade 2.
Wednesday, 3/14 – Senior Surf Day. 10 a.m-12 p.m. Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line. Registration required online or 612-543-KNOW.
Wednesday, 3/21 – Be a Visitor in Your Own City (Meet Minneapolis). 1-2:30 p.m., Webber Library. Enjoy exploring all that Minneapolis has to offer! Join Michael Hernandez, Director of the new Minneapolis Visitor Center, as he spotlights the many activities available to local residents and visitors alike here in your own backyard of Minneapolis. Discover what’s locally available for you to explore and hear more about where Minneapolis is headed in the next 10 years. Presented in partnership with Minneapolis Community Education.
Saturday, 3/31 – Master Gardener: Small Space Vegetable Gardening. 2-3:30 p.m., Webber Library. Do you love to garden but have limited space? Learn how you can grow your own vegetables and ornamentals in a small space in this interactive workshop. Collaborator: Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.
Ongoing Tuesdays (beginning 2/13) – K-12 Homework Help at Webber Library, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. Info: hclib.org/homework. Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
Ongoing Fridays – Family Storytime. 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. Webber Library, 10-11 a.m.
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.
Fridays and Saturdays – Teen Night Nite Owlz. Is your teen sitting on the couch doing nothing? Do you want them to have a blast? Teens take over the Folwell Park Rec Center from 8-10:30 p.m. to hang out with friends, listen to music, play basketball, learn to cook, play video games and more. Call your friends, get off the couch and meet at the center to join in on the fun!
Ongoing – Folwell Sports Registration opens on Feb. 28 for Youth Baseball, Softball and Track and Field. Register at Folwell Park 1615 Dowling Ave. N or at minneapolisparks.org.
Ongoing Mondays – Martial Arts Class. From 5:30-7 p.m. for ages 7-18; and for adults 18+ from 7-8:30 p.m. Folwell 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 Fridays – Senior 500 Card Club. Folwell Park, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ongoing – Folwell Park sports – sign up now for Fundamental Basketball $25.
Ongoing Tuesdays – Zumba at Folwell Park 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.
Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays – Boxing at Folwell Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 8-15. Free. Learn the fundamentals of boxing through this non-contact program. Program focuses on learning the fundamentals and building confidence, minds, body and inner wellness. Coach Thomas is a certified coach with USA Boxing.
Ongoing – Hockey and Figure Skating for girls and boys ages 6-14 at North Commons Park and Northeast Arena from November through February. All equipment is provided and the cost is minimal. Transportation is available for those who need it. Register and get more info at North Commons Park, 612-370-4921.
Ongoing Saturdays – Vinyasa Yoga Class, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Folwell Park. Cost $20 for Winter Session, sign up at the park.
Ongoing – Youth Winter 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 – 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 Park 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.