Arts

         

Thursday, 7/9 – Summer Camp Capri presents Four Little Girls by Christina Ham. 7 p.m., Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Free admission.

Ongoing Third Saturdays, Camp Capri for Middle School-Age Students. Guest artist to be announced. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; lunch served. Register in advance: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2058. Enrollment limited to the first 25 registered students

 

Church Events

         

Ongoing – Summer Activities for children and youth at St. Olaf Church. August 6-10, Vacation Bible School for grades 1-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Bible Camp August 12-17 for  grades 4-12; and Adventure Canoe Camping  July 16-21  grades 7-12. To register call 612-529-7726 or stop by the church at 2901 Emerson Ave. N.                 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 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, 7/12 – Live on the Drive, 34th and Victory Memorial Parkway, 6-8 p.m. Features astralblak — funk, hip-hop and Afrobeat fusion. The movie Wonder Woman follows as dusk. Info: liveonthedrive.org.

Ongoing Thursdays – Camden Farmers Market – new location! Open this year Thursdays from June 7 to October 11, North Market parking lot, 44th and Humboldt, from 3-7 p.m. No market July 5 or August 30. New vendors and entertainment all summer long. Info: Facebook camdenfarmersmarket; IG camdenfarmersmarketmpls; or camdenfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Ongoing Fridays – West Broadway Farmers Market. Runs June 9-October 6, 3-7 p.m. at Freedom Square, 2034 West Broadway (Broadway & Logan). Info: westbroadwaymarket.org.

Ongoing Thursdays – Community Coffee & Conversation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Get to know neighbors and enjoy complimentary beverages too. All are welcome. Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N).

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 @CMCunninghamWard4 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, facebookboysto menclubminneapolis, or boystomenmpls@gmail.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.

 

Libraries

  

Wednesday, 7/11 – Senior Surf Day. 10 a.m.-noon, Webber 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.

Thursday, 7/12 – Duke It Out. 5-6:30 p.m., Webber Library. Learn the secrets of stage combat from an experienced Guthrie teaching artist. Slap, punch and kick without hurting anyone – just like actors do it on stage! It looks real, but it’s just pretend. No experience necessary! For youth entering grades 6-9.Collaborator: Guthrie Theater. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Saturday, 7/14 – Explore Nature! 2-4 p.m., Webber Librrary. 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.

Thursday, 7/19 – Zombie Portraits 5-6:30 p.m., Webber Library. Use observational drawing practices to explore the form, structure and facial anatomy of the human face and skull, then superimpose “zombie characteristics” onto those portraits, including various rotting flesh textures, scars and exposed bone. Materials provided. For youth entering grades 7-12. Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA (Metropolitan Library Services Agency). Collaborator: Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts.

Tuesday, 7/24 – Slime Table Fun. 4-5 p.m., Webber Library. In this drop-in workshop learn about chemistry while making your own container of slime to take home. Materials provided. For kids all ages. Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA (Metropolitan Library Services Agency). Collaborator: America’s Fun Science.

Tuesday, 7/31 – Try Rock Climbing. 3-7 p.m., Webber Library. Get introduced to the sport of rock climbing with a 25-foot-tall portable climbing wall! A Three Rivers Park District waiver signed by a parent or guardian will be required for each climber before they can participate in the program. Waivers are available at the library. For kids entering grades 2-12.  Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA (Metropolitan Library Services Agency). Collaborator: Three Rivers Park District.

Ongoing Mondays – Read Together. 2-5 p.m. this summer at Webber Library. Sign up for a weekly 30-minute session to practice reading and do literacy activities with a teen mentor. For kids entering grades K-3. Info: 612-543-6751. Sponsored by the Webber Park Friends.

Ongoing Wednesdays – Kids Book Club, Webber Library, 3-4:30 p.m. For kids entering 1st-5th grades. No pre-reading required, we will share a book, discuss and do a fun activity! This program runs Wednesdays from June 13-August 15. No session on July 4. Sponsored by Friends of the Webber Park 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.

Parks

 

Ongoing Mondays – Soccer Pre-Stars this summer, July 16-August 20, 6-6:45 p.m., Victory Park, 4414 Upton. Recreational soccer for kids ages 3-6. Register at minneapolisparks.org.

Ongoing Wednesdays – Playtime on the Parkway this summer, 5:30-7 p.m., 43th and Victory Memorial Drive. Join neighbors for free family play time. Some equipment is provided, but bring your favorite toys and yard games to share.

    Ongoing summer – Webber Natural Swimming Pool, 4300 Webber Pkwy, open daily 1-7 p.m. Info: minneapolisparks.org/ webberpool, 612-230-6400 or Facebook.

Ongoing Wednesdays – Pickleball is available at Creekview Park, June 20-August 22 from 5-8 p.m. for a small fee of $2/per person. Bring your own paddles or equipment provided. Want to learn how to play? Contact  SCNA at mpls.scna@ gmail.com or 612-597-9464, or Creekview Park at minneapolis parks.org to learn how to get started!

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 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 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.

Have a free event going on in our Camden neighborhoods? Send the info to editor@camdenews.org.