Due to the Corona COVID-19 virus many of the events listed in this calendar may not be meeting in April. Contact them before you head out.

Arts

Ongoing April – Capri Theater schedule changes and cancellations: First Thursday Films at North High School, Charm City, April 2, cancelled; SPCO’s Chamber Music Series at Sanctuary Covenant, April 3, cancelled; SPCO’S Xplorchestra concert, Sanctuary Covenant, April 4, cancelled; and Camp Capri, Saturday, April 18, to be determined. Capri Glee! at PCYC, starting April 7, rescheduled – rehearsals are now Tuesday, May 5 to Tuesday, June 2 with Concert on Tuesday, June 9. This schedule is still subject to change, contact thecapritheater.org.

Ongoing summer – PCYC Bright Futures: K-5 Academic Enrichment Program, Summer Session. At PCYC 2210 Oliver Ave N, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday thru Friday, June 29 to August 14. Free. Breakfast and lunch served daily. Transportation provided at no cost to Northside addresses. Registration required in advance. Enrollment is limited. Call DeShawn Woods, Bright Futures Program Coordinator at 612-643-2026. Info: Jaleeza Smith Breedlove, Bright Futures Program Director at 612-643-2096 or pcyc-mpls.org.

Church Events

         

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 – 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, second Wednesdays – Food Business 101 Class – Do you dream of starting a food business but don’t know how to take the next step? Kindred Kitchen, Appetite For Change, and Northside Economic Opportunity Network are partnering to offer a series of free workshops every second Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at NEON’s Office, 1007 West Broadway. At these workshops you’ll receive the key ingredients needed to start a food business while refining your business model. Register at eventbrite. com/e/starting-a-food-business-101-classes-tickets-54293571534.

Ongoing Third Thursdays – Northside Business Lunch: Women Entrepreneurship . Northside Business Lunches from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (location subject to change). Opportunities for local businesses to connect and learn about business best practices. At NEON’s Coworking Space.

Ongoing, Third Saturdays – Thinking About Business Workshop. Are you thinking about starting a business? 9 a.m.-1 p.m. free, 1007 West Broadway. Connect with an expert business advisor and learn how to create a business plan that will turn your idea into a successful business! Register at eventbrite.com/e/ thinking-about-business-workshop-tickets-53151254834.

Ongoing Tuesdays – Living Well With Chronic Conditions, 1-3:30 p.m. at North Market, 4414 Humboldt. Workshop is designed to improve the self-management skills of people living with ongoing health issues. Conditions like arthritis, mental health conditions, chronic pain, cancer or diabetes can cause those affected to lose physical conditioning and suffer health problems over many years. This program teaches new strategies that will give participants the confidence, motivation and skills needed to manage living with a chronic health condition. Free. Register at yourjuniper.org/ classes/ register/1314.

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

Community Events

Ongoing April – Folks on the Northside have found their lives radically changed and altered by the Coronavirus. Schedules, lives, work, school have all come to a halt. Many are feeling the deep impacts of loss of work, isolation and access. It is at times like this that neighbors can unite in an effort to ensure all vulnerable residents are taken care of. We have residents who have more than they need, and residents who don’t have enough. In either case, check the neighborhood section to see if your neighborhood association can help.

Ongoing – AARP Foundation Tax-aide offers free tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income taxpayers at the following Northside locations: Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 N. 4th St, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from February 5 thru April 15 (this location is on a first come first served). Hennepin County Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from February 1 thru April 11 (call  612-543-6875 to register for an appointment). And Pillsbury United Communities-Oak Park Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave, Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. from February 3 thru April 14. (closed Presidents Day Feb. 18). Call 612-377-7000 for appointment; walk-ins welcome, but appointments get preference).

Ongoing Saturdays – Hart’s Snatch & Grab Saturday Shopping Event at North Market (4414 Humboldt Ave N) now thru June. It is an event to promote small business owners, vendors, crafters and homemakers while the community can shop on a budget. This is also a great opportunity to network and connect with other businesses throughout the Twin Cities. Fun atmosphere and all are welcome to come. Info: 612-352-0219 or 952-688-9983.

Ongoing – Freedom Fighters, part of the Mission Project, is a peer-driven support group that provides an opportunity for soldiers/veterans to meet and work through their issues or wartime experience. It is open to all veterans, their families, and support systems; services free of charge. Located at the Mission Project, 912 3rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, 952-393-7524; and opened a new location at Atonement Lutheran Church in Bloomington for the third Tuesday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info: missionproject2005@ gmail. com or missionproject 2005.org.

Ongoing – Join Councilmember Phillip Cunningham in open community office hours every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Corner Coffee Camden (4155 Thomas Ave. N). Check out FB @CMCunningham Ward4 for upcoming details.

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 stanley.walton @va.gov 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. northsideboxingclub.org.

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

Ongoing Wednesdays – Camden Lions meet the second Wednesday, September through June, at 6:30 p.m. at Creekview Park, and the Club Social is the 4th Wednesday 6:30 p.m. at varying local food venues. Contact Lion Jim Cain 612-521-1903 or Lion Kevin Aldwaik 651-246-7701 for info or location.

    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 minneapoli spal.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

  

Tuesday, March 31 – Teen Time. Webber Library, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Grades 6-12 welcome! Join us for games and crafts – something new every time! Materials provided.

Wednesday, 4/1 – Friendship Bracelets. Webber Library, 2-4 p.m. Grades K-5 welcome! Bring a friend, and learn how to create many styles of friendship bracelets by plying, braiding and weaving fun colors of yarn and thread.

Thursday, 4/2 – Healing Circles with the Zen Bin: Creating healthy boundaries. Webber Library, 6-7:30 p.m. These sessions are led by a mental health practitioner from the Zen Bin. These are safe spaces for adults to come together for discussion, support, and resources.

Saturday, 4/4 – Mobile Mending. Webber Library, 2-3:30 p.m. Bring your clean jeans, shirts and jackets that need mending and repair. Get buttons added, patches added, hems adjusted, and items shortened at no cost.

Saturday, 4/4 – Explore Nature! 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Webber Park Library. Enjoy nature-themed activities, meet a live critter, and learn about the Mississippi watershed and our regional ecosystem. Collaborators: North Mississippi River Regional Park. Kids event.

Thursdays, 4/9, 16, 23 and 30 – Teen Time. Webber Library, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Grades 6-12 welcome! Join us for games and crafts – something new every time! Materials provided.

Saturday, 4/18 – Intro to Crochet. Webber Library, 2-4 p.m. Learn how to crochet and create a chain, add single and double stitches, turn corners, count stitches, and finish your project.

Wednesday, 4/22 – Transitions: Stress and Loneliness. Webber Library, 1-2:30 p.m. Aging comes with many changes that cause loss of identity through retirement, transitions in housing, fluctuating relationships and possible physical challenges. The stress of these changes can make you feel isolated and lonely. Discover some tools to create healthy ways to deal with the grief and loneliness that changes can bring.

Ongoing April – Ages 18 and younger can come to Webber Library (4440 Humboldt) to enjoy a free snack courtesy of Mpls Public Schools during school release days. Mon-Fri 4:20-4:40 p.m. and Saturdays 12:30-12:50 p.m. School release days snack times may change, call ahead, 612- 543-6750.

Ongoing Tuesdays – Homework Help. Webber Library, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Ongoing Fridays – Family Storytime. 10-10:30 a.m. Webber Park Library. 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.

    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.

Parks

Friday, 4/10 – Creekview Flashlight Egg Hunt. Cancelled. Creekview Park, Due to the recent closures we have decided to cancel the Creekview Flashlight Egg Hunt that was scheduled for Friday, April 10.  Thank you for understanding!

Monday, 7/13 – Movie Playing with Fire at Creekview Park at dusk.

Saturday, 8/1 – Movie Avengers Endgame at Bohannon Park at dusk.

Ongoing April – The Minneapolis Parks (MPRB’s) priority is the health and safety of park visitors and employees. The MPRB is actively monitoring the coronavirus COVID-19. Even with program cancelations and building closures, parks and trails are still available for your use. Going outside and taking a walk, riding a bike or just sitting and breathing fresh air can be helpful during stressful times. Visit minneapolisparks.org/ coronavirus for updated FAQs and info. Receive timely email updates by visiting minneapolisparks.org/subscribe, enter your email and select the “COVID-19” topic in the “News Updates” section.

Ongoing – find out what’s happening at Creekview Park. Like us on Facebook – Creekview Recreation Center. We will post updates, events, and highlights from our community center.

Ongoing Wednesdays – Open Adult Pickleball in the Creekview Park Gym. April 1-June 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register so we know you are interested: apm.activecommunities.com/ minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/99965. If we get enough participants signed up and interest we can schedule regular matches for teams or individuals.

Ongoing – Creekview Park Summer Program and sports! Sign up for baseball, softball, and track & field. Registration opens February 26; visit minneapolisparks.org.

Ongoing Fridays – Free Indoor Playground at Creekview Park for ages birth-5 with an adult 10:30 a.m.-noon January 10-May 1 (skip March 20).

Ongoing Tuesdays – Preschool Tuesdays at Creekview Park – hands on art and science activities. Drop off program for 3-5 year olds – drop off program. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, January 7-May 19, 10 a.m.-noon. $5 each day.

Ongoing Wednesdays – Stay & Play at Creekview Park – caregivers and kids can play and learn together thru stories, music, art, science. For ages birth-5 with an adult. Every Wednesday April 8-May 27, 10 a.m.-noon. $35 each session or $5 drop in fee per class.

    Ongoing – Folwell Park – Youth Volleyball: Bump …. Set …. Spike! Folwell Park youth Volleyball is geared for recreational play. Our organized leagues teach kids the basic volleyball skills, instruct them on the rules of volleyball and the importance of teamwork. Ages: 11U, 13U and 15U.

Ongoing Mondays – Kempo Martial Arts: Every Monday 5:30 p.m. 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. Folwell Park.

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 Tuesdays – Zumba at Folwell Park 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

    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. 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 seven Camden neighborhoods? Send the info to ccn@tds.net.