Due to the Corona COVID-19 virus many of the events listed in this calendar may not be meeting in June. Contact them before you head out.
Ongoing – Capri Theater schedule changes and cancellations: Capri Glee! at PCYC – 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 – Bright Futures: K-5 Enrichment at PCYC Summer Program. Bright Futures is committed to keeping the health and safety of our scholars, families, staff and community as the highest priority. We are committed to making decisions that provide the most opportunity to safely bring scholars together to learn, play and grow. We hope to make a decision on a safe summer session soon. Info: pcyc-mpls.org; enrollment DeShawn Woods 612-643-2026; program inquiries Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove 612-643-2096.
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 Wed-nesdays – 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.
Ongoing – 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, see pages 8 and 9 to see if your neighborhood association can help.
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 Council-member 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. email@example.com 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 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.
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.
Monday, 7/13 – Movie Playing with Fire at Creekview Park at dusk.
Saturday, 8/1 – Movie Avengers Endgame at Bohannon Park at dusk.
Thursday, 9-10 – Creekview Summer Kick Off Ice Cream Social has been cancelled and tentatively moved to a Back to School Ice Cream Social on Sept. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Info mpnnesapoilsparks.org.
Ongoing – 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 at Minneapolis parks – Outdoor Movies in Camden Parks are still on as scheduled. Updates for July movies will be made June 1 and August movies July 1. For info visit minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/music__movies/.
Ongoing summer – Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden is now open for the season with modified hours and trail access; Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (last entry at 6:30 p.m.) through October 31. The Visitor Shelter is closed for the 2020 season, due to COVID-19. Park garden staff have been planning and testing safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and comply with requirements from local, state and national agencies. We want to make sure that all visitors can enjoy a safe and pleasant experience. Get up-to-date info on the garden’s season, including a new visitors guide, visit the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden website.
Ongoing – Creekview Park – get the most recent info on Facebook – Creekview Recreation Center for updates for programs, events and sports. For info or to sign up for email updates visit minneapolisparks.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/
Ongoing – Fall Sports & Program Registration will open on July 8 at noon. Fall Sports include soccer, flag football, tackle football and Volleyball. Info: apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Home.
Ongoing – Creekview Park Summer Program and sports! Sign up for baseball, softball, and track & field. Visit 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. Open Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.
Ongoing (daily except Sun.) – Open Computer Lab. Folwell Park, 3-8 pm., free.
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