Saturday, 1/12 – Middle School- Age Students: Explore the arts at Camp Capri! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Free, to register go to thecapritheater.org.
Ongoing, twice monthly – Men’s bible study, 9-10:30 a.m., Corner Coffee Camden. Open to men interested in exploring Christianity. Info: Mike Strong at 501-838-9673. 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 Tuesdays – Oasis of Love Crisis Intervention Program offers a free four-part series for women who have experienced financial abuse within an interpersonal relationship. Materials, supplies and light supper will be available for up to 15 participants. Four 90-minute sessions will be facilitated by an experienced OASIS Advocate and guest presenters. Program runs Tuesdays, January 29, February 5, 12 and 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 2901 Emerson Ave N (enter St. Olaf Lutheran Church parking lot). Contact 612-529-6055 or support@ agapeoasis.com to enroll.
Ongoing – The Goddess of Glass offers a variety of art classes from glass fusing to silk scarf dying! 4400 Osseo Road (44th & Penn). Check goddessofglass.com for hours and full listing of the classes we offer. Readers of the MN Women’s Press have chosen us as the best place to take an art class for 2017 and 2018! Come see why!
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 Ongoing Thursdays – Community Coffee & Conversation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Get to know neighbors and enjoy complimentary beverages. All are welcome at Serendripity Spot, 3300 Lyndale Ave N.
Ongoing – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income taxpayers at these North Minneapolis locations: Hennepin County North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N, begins February 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues Saturdays and Wednesdays through April 17. Clients are served on a first come first served basis. Oak Park Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave. N, begins February 4 and continues Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 16. Oak Park Center is closed for Presidents day February 18. Call 612-377-7000 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome but appointments get preference.
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) and every Thursday noon-3 p.m. at Serendripty Spot (3300 Lyndale). 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. Ongoing – Boys to Men Club – activities and a chance to earn some money. Info: 612-470-1934, Facebook, boystomenclubminneapolis, or boystomen 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 612-521-2100.
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, 1/5 – Teen Geekery Club, 12:30-2 p.m. at Webber Park Library. Are you an anime and manga fan? A cosplayer? A fan of Doctor Who, Steven Universe, Voltron, Gravity Falls, Homestuck, Supernatural or other fictional works? If yes to any of these, Teen Geekery Club is for you! Watch anime, create and share your artwork, and discuss your favorite fandoms. All fandoms welcome! Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, Anime Twin Cities. For grades 6-12.
Saturday, 1/5 – Family Movie Sing-a-Long, 2:30-4:30 pm. at Webber Park Library. Here’s your chance to burst into song in the library! Learn songs from Sing and then watch the movie and sing along together! Sponsor: Friends of the Webber Park Library. Collaborator: Hopewell Music Cooperative North.
Wednesday, 1/9 – Senior Surf Day, 10 a.m.-noon at Webber Park Library. 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. Register online or at 612-543-KNOW.
Saturday, 1/12 – Explore Nature! 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 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, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. Kid’s event.
Wednesday, 1/16 – Options and Resources to Support Aging in Place. 1-2 p.m. at Webber Park Library. Learn why planning for long-term care is important. We discuss the costs of long-term care and share tools and resources available to help older adults who prefer to stay in their homes. Accessibility: First-floor room; no stairs. Contact library staff to request ASL interpretation. Collaborators: Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Minneapolis Community Education.
Saturday, 1/19 – The People’s University. 2:30-4 p.m. at Webber Park Library. The People’s University uses open-access syllabuses as tools to help us learn together through reading, multi-media viewing, and discussion about the historic contexts for the world we find ourselves in today. In this series, the U of M Immigration Syllabus will help us better understand U.S. immigration history, xenophobia, deportation policy and border policing.
Ongoing Fridays – Family Storytime, 10-11 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.
Ongoing Fridays – Senior 500 Card Club. Are you over the age of 55 and looking to connect with others in the same stage of life in the neighborhood? Come join the Senior 500 Card Club every Friday from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Folwell Park. It is a great time of socializing and connecting!
Ongoing – Hockey for girls and boys ages 6 – 14 offered at North Commons Park and Northeast Arena from November through February. All equipment is provided and the cost is minimal. Register and get more info at North Commons Park, 612-370-4921. Register early to get the most for your money.
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. 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. 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 Webber 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.
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