Arts

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Sunday, 4/30 – Rainbow Ruckus, children’s art party, noon-3 p.m., at Goddess of Glass/ The Warren, 4400 Osseo Rd. Free live music and entertainment. Food truck at event. Info: goddessofglass.com or thegoddessofglass@gmail.com.

Ongoing 4/10-5/16 – Capri Glee! Choirs Spring session. K-5 directed by Dennis Spears, M-W, 2:30-3:30 p.m., free. Adults directed by J.D. Steele, Tues. 7-8:30 p.m., adults free or pay as you can. Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway. Register for both choirs now at thecapritheater.org. More info at thecapritheater.org or Communications Manager Janet Zahn at jzahn@pcyc-mpls.org or 612-643-2058.

Thursdays, 5/4-25 – Japanese Calligraphy and Culture-Level 1. Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N, 1-3 p.m. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture while Japanese Calligraphy, known as Shuji, the authentic style Japanese students learn in Japan. You will also be exposed to other aspects of Japanese language (pronunciations, meanings, pictography, etc.) as well as its culture and history. Taught by Mieko Yamazaki, educator and artist, who has won several awards in Japanese Calligraphy and taught Japanese language for 15 years in Japan and the U.S. Call for list of supplies needed before first class. $37.  Register at mplscommunityed. com or 612-668-2219.

Saturday, 5/13 – “Trans Plants” artist gallery and talk by D. Helene Woods about the joyful moments for a family with a transgender child symbolized through the progression of real and imagined plants. Free event, 5-7 p.m. at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N).

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.

Church Events

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Saturday, 4/29 – Annual Spring Salad Luncheon, North Methodist Church, 4350 Fremont.  Lunch served noon-1 p.m., entertainment at 1 p.m. Tickets: adults $9, children age 5-11 $4, and children under 5 are free. Church is handicapped accessible. Enter the church on the parking lot side. All are welcome. Questions, 612-522-4497.

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.

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Classes and Workshops

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Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4/18-6/8 – Head to Toe Fitness. CommonBond-Shingle Creek Commons, 4600 Humboldt, 1-2 p.m. Enjoy exercises to improve your strength, coordination, balance, flexibility and endurance; the best prescription for maintaining independence through the senior years. Teacher offers exercise options while seated or standing. Attend either/both sessions each week. $16. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.

Saturday, 4/29 – Home Security Workshop,10 a.m., The Warren, 4400 Osseo Road N. ViNA workshop will be led by a MPD crime prevention specialist and provide homeowners and renters with tips on how to improve their home’s security. Light refreshments provided.

Saturday, 5/6 – Home Security Workshop, 10 a.m., The Warren, 4400 Osseo Road N. Hear security tips from the MPD and learn about ViNA’s home security rebates for ViNA residents. Register at victoryneighborhood.org or 612-529-9558. Free.

Tuesdays, 5/9 and5/23 – Interviewing with Confidence. Lucy Craft Laney Community School, 3333 Penn Ave. N., 6:30-8 p.m. Working isn’t just about getting a job, it’s about getting the right job. Learn how to create an effective resume, avoid common job interview pitfalls and transition from job to career. Effectively represent your past experience for future success. $24. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.

Tuesday, 5/16 – Strengthen Your Financial Foundation. Lucy Craft Laney Community School, 3333 Penn Ave. N., 6-8 p.m. Do you have questions about budgeting and saving for the future? Are you interested in improving your credit score but don’t know where to start? Hear three financial experts offer an informative class addressing savings strategies, debt management and credit maintenance. Practical worksheets will be shared. Free. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.

Saturday, 5/20—Strengthen Your Financial Foundation: Home Ownership. Lucy Craft Laney Community School, 3333 Penn Ave. N., 10 a.m.-noon. Do you have questions about budgeting and saving for the future? Want to buy a house but don’t know where to start? This class will focus on home ownership. Hear three financial experts offer some steps toward realizing your dreams. Practical worksheets will be shared. Free. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.

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

Thursday, 5/4 – Community Coffee & Conversation at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Complimentary coffee hosted by neighbor. Meet officers of the Fourth Precinct in a casual and friendly setting.

Tuesday, 5/4 – Minneapolis Homes Buy-Build-Rehab Training. Sabathani Comm. Center, 310 E 38th St., 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to buy a move-in ready home; build a home on a City-owned vacant lot; and rehab a City-owned vacant home. Register at sabathanitraining.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, 5/6 – SCNA hosts Third Annual STEAM Expo at Olson Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon. Youth are important to our community and help set the direction of the future! SCNA is proud of our local youth and wants to continue to support and showcase their work by hosting the 3rd Annual STEAM Expo! STEAM  (S=Science T=Technology E= Engineering A= Arts M=Math). Come and see what positive things our community youth are doing!

Saturday, 5/13 – Folwell Park’s Spring Rummage Sale, 1615 Dowling, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Doing a little spring cleaning? Want to make a little extra money? Clear your clutter and come sell it at the Rummage Sale. Reserve your space today; call 612-370-4917.

Thursday, 5/18 – Everyone is invited to 4th Precinct’s Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Special Operations Center, 4119 Dupont N. Free hot dogs, pop and family fun for all! Demonstrations and exhibits from SWAT Unit, Bomb Unit, K9, Unit, Horse Patrol, Fire Dept., and Animal Care and Control. See you there!

Sunday, 5/21 – 29th Annual Dandelion Day Celebration at the historic Ard Godfrey House. 1-4 p.m. University and Central Avenues SE. Celebrates Harriet Godfrey’s introduction of dandelion seeds to the St. Anthony Falls area. Learn how to make dandelion necklaces, bracelets and crowns, just as Helen Godfrey did as a child. Have a dandelion painted on your cheek or chin, or get a temporary tattoo! Take home a free recipe booklet with recipes for dandelion coffee, tea, salad and wine, and learn other ways “teeth of the lion” were used throughout history. Free, but donations welcome.

Thursday, 5/25 – Memorial Concert, 7 p.m. The Flagpole, 45th and Xerxes. Pack a picnic dinner and take in patriotic performances by the Robbinsdale City Band and students from Lakeview Elementary. Free.

Thursday, 5/25 – Be a Visitor in Your Own City. CommonBond -Shingle Creek Commons, 4600 Humboldt Ave. N., 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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 here in your own backyard. Discover what’s locally available to explore and hear about where Minneapolis is headed in the next 10 years. $1 at door. Register online at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.

Saturday, 6/3 – Victory Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Neighborhood-wide. Shop your way through Victory and enjoy 70+ garage sales. To get your sale on the map, visit victoryneighborhood.org or call 612-529-9558.

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 Sundays – 1st Sunday Flea Market at The Warren, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cleaning out the attic? Garage? Storage unit? Bring your household goods and collectibles the 1st Sunday of each month and find them new, loving homes! We allow up to one-fourth of items for sale to be handcrafted. Visit goddessofglass. com/events for details and a vendor application form

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.

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Libraries

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Saturday, 5/13 – Creating resilient yards in the face of changing weather patterns. North Regional Library. Unseasonably warm weather, long droughts and flooding rains are the new normal in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt. Participants receive an overview of Minnesota’s changing weather patterns and ways to minimize their impact in your yard by using alternative turf, raingardens and other resilient-yard practices. Participants also receive one-on-one design assistance from Metro Blooms, Blue Thumb landscape designers and Hennepin County Master Gardeners. Space is limited, visit metroblooms.org or call 651-699-2426.

Ongoing – Homework Help on Mon., Tues., Thurs. from 3:30-7 p.m. at North Regional Library during the Minneapolis Public School year. Homework Help is for all students, K-12, at no cost and with no advance sign-up needed.

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.

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Parks

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Friday, 5/12 – Bingo for Fun. Creekview Recreation Center, 5001 Humboldt Ave. N, 1-3 p.m.                     Gather with others to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, bingo playing and an opportunity to make new friends. Prizes for bingo offered. Light refreshments served. Come for the entertainment and bingo…stay for the fun! Co-hosted by Senior Community Services and Mpls Park and Recreation. $2 at door. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.

Ongoing – Webber Park Pool is scheduled to open for pre-season hours on May 27-29 from 1-7 p.m. and June 3-4 from 1-7 p.m., with regular season hours beginning June 10. 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.