Arts

Tuesdays, 4/2 thru 5/7 – Capri Glee! Adult Community Choir, Directed by J.D. Steele. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Free. At the Capri, 2027 West Broadway, 7-8:30 p.m., April 2-May 7 (concert on May 7). Register in advance: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2058. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2058.

Tuesday-Sunday, 5/7-12 – Grand finale week at the Capri Theater before the doors close for renovation/expansion. Celebrate with Capri Glee, CAST, SPCO, First Thursday Films and Legends/Moore By Four. Info: thecapritheater.org.

Church Events              

Saturday, 4/27 – Annual Salad Luncheon – North Methodist Church, 44th and Fremont Ave N. Salads served beginning at noon. The luncheon includes salads, dessert and beverages. There is entertainment beginning at 1 p.m. provided by the Mellow Fellows. Tickets: $10 each for adults, children ages 5-11 $4, and children under age 5 are free. Church is handicapped accessible. Enter through the parking lot door. All are welcome.

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 4/9-6/4 – Experience MARPE healing circles – 9 weeks of groups for women and children impacted by domestic abuse, domestic violence and relationship trauma. No cost; group materials, supplies and refreshments included. 6-8:30 p.m. (light supper from 5:30 to 5:50 p.m.) at 2901 Emerson Ave N. OASIS Kidsplace available for children (tots to teens) who have been exposed to domestic violence (above schedule). Parent or guardian consent required. Call to schedule your intake with an advocate, 612-529-6064. Info: support@agapeoasis.com and oasisoflove.solutions.

    Ongoing – The Goddess of Glass & Friends is a unique shop offering handmade gifts from more than 100 local artisans, custom picture framing, and a variety of art classes, everything from glass fusing to silk scarf dying! Open Thur. and Fri. noon-7 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Mon.-Wed.), 4400 Osseo Road (44th and Penn). The Goddess of Glass & Friends has been awarded, for the third year in a row(!), Best Place for a Class in the MN Women’s Press’ annual What Women Want Reader Survey. And this year they also won Best Local Independent Gift Shoppe! Check goddessofglass.com for a full list of classes; get regular updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Come see what all the hype is about!

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

Saturday, 4/27 – Cleveland Spring Cleanup – Cleveland Neighborhood Farm, 2716 Lowry, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: cna@cleveland neighborhood.org or 612-588-1155.

Saturday, 5/18 – Folwell Park’s Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Doing a little Spring cleaning? Want to make a little extra money? Clear your clutter and sell it at the rummage sale. Info/reserve a space at 612-370-4917.

Sunday, 5/19 – Dandelion Day at historic Ard Godfey House (1849), University and Central Aves. SE, 1-4 p.m. Celebrate Harriet Godfrey’s introduction of dandelion seeds to St. Anthony Falls area in the mid 1800s. Make dandelion necklaces, bracelets, crowns; face painting; free recipe booklets and buttons; and tours. All free (donations welcome). Info: womansclub.org.

Thursday, 5/23 – Memorial Concert, 7 p.m., Flagpole Plaza, 45th Ave N at Xerxes. Pack a picnic dinner and join neighbors for music, kids’ activities and ice cream at the annual Memorial Concert.

Friday, 5/31 – Lucy Laney School Carnival, 3333 Penn, 4-6 p.m. Annual Spring School Carnival. Tickets sold for games and prizes with proceeds going to the Laney PTO. Anyone interested in tabling during the event contact jalonda.combs@mpls.k12.mn.us.

    Saturday, 6/1 – Annual Victory Neighborhood Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Shop your way through the Victory Neighborhood during the annual Garage Sale Day. Dozens of neighbors will open up their yards and garages to sell furniture, household goods, clothing and more. Visit victoryneighborhood.org to register your sale or view a map. Note on garage sale registration: to be included on the sale map, register your sale by May 21 at victoryneighborhood.org or 612-529-9558. The fee is $10 and all proceeds benefit other Victory Neighborhood events.

Saturday, 8/10 – The North High Class of 1969 is having its 50th Reunion August 10. Register by June 10! Go to northpolars-1969.com for details. We hope to see you there. Go Polars!

Ongoing thru fall – Community Gardening in Folwell. Help beautify the neighborhood; get to know your neighbors have fun, food and stories; and celebrate our earth in our community gardens. You don’t need a green thumb. All kinds of opportunities at the Penn Garden, Love Garden and Story Garden. Info info@folwell.org or folwell.org.

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 missionproject2005.org.

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 – 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. 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 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 – 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, 5/8 – Senior Surf Day. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 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®. Collaborator: Minnesota Board on Aging and Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.

Thursday, 5/9 – Healing Circle: Promoting Happiness. 6-7:30 p.m. Webber Park Library. During this community self-care workshop, we will provide tips to boost your well-being and promote happiness in your life. This community-healing circle led by The Zen Bin will be a safe space for discussion, support and resources, as well as provide self-healing tools that can be personally applied to your life right away! Bad days don’t last; come learn how you can find contentment in your life consistently!

Saturday, 5/11 – Teen Geekery Club. 12:30-2 p.m. 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. Grades 6-12.

Saturday, 5/18 – 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, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. Kids event.

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.

Parks

Ongoing thru 10/31 – Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Theodore Wirth Park, open daily from 7:30 a.m. until one hour before sunset through October 15, and on weekends only October 16-31. The Garden is the oldest public wildflower garden in the nation. Its legacy dates back to 1907, when Minneapolis botanist Eloise Butler and botany teachers successfully petitioned the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to create a natural botanic garden to preserve native flora as the city grew. After three acres of bog, meadow and hillside were properly fenced, the Wild Botanic Garden opened April 27, 1907. Info: minneapolisparks.org.

Ongoing Wednesdays – Spring Pickleball at Creekview Park. Runs every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. until June 5. Fee is $2 for residents, and $3 for non-Minneapolis residents.

    Ongoing – Folwell Park Spring and Summer Sports registration sign-up now. Instructional Baseball, free: 6U T-Ball, ages 5-6; 8U Coach Pitch, ages 7-8; 8U Girls Softball, ages 7-8. Open Baseball Leagues, $25/$38 non-Minneapolis resident: 10U Baseball, 5/2/08-5/1/10; 12U Baseball, 5/2/06-5/1/08; 13U Baseball, 5/2/05-5/1/06; 15U Baseball, 5/2/03-5/1/05; and 18U Baseball, 5/2/00-5/1/03. Girls Softball Leagues, $25/$38 non-Minneapolis resident: 10U Slow Pitch Softball, 9/1/08-9/1/10; 12U Fast Pitch Softball, 9/1/06-9/1/08; 14U Fast Pitch Softball, 9/1/04-9/1/06, Track and Field, $25/$38 non-Minneapolis resident: 10-18 Track and Field, 9/1/00-9/1/10. Info: visit the park or minneapolisparks.org

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