Monday, 10/2 – Freedom of Xpression Open Mic with host Desdamona. Bring your art to our stage! All ages; all genres. Free. At the Capri, 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registration and on-stage rehearsal. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.
Tuesdays, 10/3-24—Japanese Calligraphy Workshop. Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N, 1-3 p.m. This workshop is designed for students who have previously taken Level 1 and/or Level 2 Calligraphy classes and wish to continue working on various projects with guidance from instructor, Mieko Yamazaki. $45. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Thursdays, 10/5-26—Japanese Calligraphy and Culture 1. Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N, 1-3 p.m. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture while learning the art of 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. Experience this beautiful art form as taught by Mieko Yamazaki, educator and award winning artist. (See supply list online or call for information-order supplies early). $45. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Thursdays, 10/5-26—Japanese Calligraphy and Culture 2. Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N, 3-4:30 p.m. This class is a continuation of Japanese Calligraphy I. Students will choose an individual project/goal at the beginning and complete it at the last class. A textbook, Simple Art of Japanese Calligraphy is required at the first class; order through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc., allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Class $39, register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Mondays, 10/9-30—Seeing Like a Photographer. Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N, 6-8 p.m. This class is open to everyone with a focus on seeing differently and connecting with your own self-expression. Improve your composition and visualization skills through discussions, demonstrations, assignments, visual exercises and critiques. Students must provide their own digital camera or even an iPhone would work. Class taught by Jack Mader, past lead faculty at MCTC in photography. $45. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Monday, 10/16 — Mixed Media Art Journal with Zentangles. Creekview Recreation Center, 5001 Humboldt Ave. N, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Use a variety of papers, including papers you printed in Gel printing class, to create a simple mixed media journal. Start adorning pages with your person creations and journaling during class including a few new Zentangle patterns to draw in your journal. All supplies provided for $5 supply fee. $19. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Saturday, 10/21 – Camp Capri S3: The Art of Pumpkin Carving, with guest artist Dennis Spears. Middle school-age students explore the arts on the third Saturday of every month. At the Capri, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lunch provided. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.
Ongoing – Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series @ the Capri. Season tickets on sale now for the 2017-18 season. Info: thecapritheater.org, thespco.org or 651-291-1144. Ongoing third Saturdays – Camp Capri S3. Middle school-age students explore the arts. At the Capri, 2027 West Broadway,10 a.m. – 2 p.m. began Sept. 16. Director: Dennis Spears, with monthly guest artists. Free. Lunch provided. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.
Ongoing Tuesday and Thursday – Capri After School Theater, began Sept. 26. Open to all students currently enrolled in high school. Free at the Capri, 2027 West Broadway, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Director Kevin West. Info thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024. 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, email@example.com or 612-643-2024.
Friday, Saturday, 11/3 and 11/4 – North Methodist Church Community Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale, 44th and Fremont. Fri. 5-8 p.m., and Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Community vendors will sell handmade jewelry, 18” doll clothes, decorations, greeting cards and various embroidered, knitted, crochet and knitted items. A raffle will be held for an Afghan and a quilt. Sloppy Joes sold on Fri. 5-7 p.m. and Sat. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free coffee and cookies served. Lefse for sale. Hopewell Music students will provide music on Friday night. There will be special bundle prices on North Methodist crafts on Saturday.
Saturday, Sunday, 11/18 and 11/19 – Fall Bazaar: Bake, Craft and Second Time Around Sales. Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 5155 Emerson. Saturday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (9-11 a.m.). Saturday: fresh donuts (in the a.m.), light lunch. Info: 612-529-7788.
Sunday, 10/15 – St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 610 Broadway Ave NE, (a WELS congregation) is celebrating the blessing of 150 years. Celebration service at 10 a.m. The church also had an elementary school for 30 years. In celebration of 150 years as a congregation, they are trying to organize an all school reunion. Info: Cheryl Nelson at 612-978-4541 or call the church at 612-379-4296.
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 – 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
Mondays 10/9-11/27 – Tai Chi for Health. Creekview Recreation Center, 5001 Humboldt Ave. N, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Improve flexibility and balance using Tai Chi. Learn several movements that help you gain better control of your health and improve your quality of life while harmonizing body, mind and spirit. Wear comfortable clothes to move in. $29. Register online at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10/10-12/14 — Head to Toe Fitness. CommonBond-Shingle Creek Commons, 4600 Humboldt Ave. N., 1-2 p.m. Enjoy doing exercises designed to improve your strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and endurance. This evidence-based program is the best prescription for maintaining independence through the senior years. The teacher offers exercise options while seated or standing; use of some equipment in class. Attend either/both sessions each week. Residents of SCC/KC attend the class at no cost; community members are asked to pay. $19. Pre-registration required at mplscommunityed.com or call 612-668-2219.
Tuesdays, 10/10-11/28 – Hip-Hop Cardio. Lucy Craft Laney Community School, 3333 Penn Ave. N., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hip Hop Cardio is a fun, upbeat, and easy to follow dance workout! Students will learn energetic routines that can be modified for all ability levels. Bring a water bottle, towel and comfortable workout attire. No previous dance skills are necessary; just come ready to have fun with this invigorating workout! $39. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Ongoing Mondays – Community Yoga at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N) 6-7 p.m. Vinyasa flow for all levels; $5 suggested donation. 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, 9/30 – Patrick Henry High School Class of 1987 Reunion, 6 p.m.-midnight. Embassy Suites, 6300 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center. Contact David Ybarra, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, 10/3—Fall Lawn and Garden Care Made Easy. Lucy Craft Laney Community School, 3333 Penn Ave. N., 6-8 p.m. Learn from Master Gardener, Theresa Rooney, what you can do in the fall to help your lawn and garden be even better next year. The timing of when you do certain tasks is important to assure a healthier and happier lawn and garden the following growing season. Tips and short cuts offered; handouts included. $19. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219. Monday, 10/9 – Kid’s Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N). Songs and stories for children ages birth to five. Featuring fall themes and goodie bags – costumes are welcome too!
Tuesday, 10/10—Fall into Spring Bulb Planting. Lucy Craft Laney Community School, 3333 Penn Ave. N., 6-8 p.m. Plant those spring blooming bulbs like tulips and daffodils in the fall for a beautiful display next spring. Discover major and minor bulbs you may not know about. Learn how to protect your bulbs from critters this fall and next spring. Bloom time and planting will be discussed; handouts will be shared. All level gardeners are welcome. $19. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Thursday, 10/12—Sleep: How Your Night Can Change Your Day. CommonBond -Shingle Creek Commons, 4600 Humboldt Ave. N., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sleep, considered the “Third Pillar of Health” behind diet and exercise, is a widely overlooked component of our overall health and well-being. It is common knowledge that the quantity and quality of our sleep has a direct impact on our health, energy levels and productivity, yet our community is continually operating at sub-par levels due to their constant fatigue. Learn more during this fascinating and educational discussion with Sarah Moe, Board Certified Sleep Specialist. $1 at door. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Tuesday, Wednesday 10/17 and 18 – Conferences for Lucy Laney, and many MPS schools, are Oct. 17, 3:30-7:30 p.m., and Oct.18, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Lucy Laney State of the School Address is at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 after conferences. The school’s 2nd Annual Laney Family 2K Fun Run is at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.
Ongoing thru 12/9 – Help children experience the joy of giving this Christmas. Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) needs over 5,000 gifts and 300 volunteers to transform the PCYC campus into a Christmas gift store and help 1,000 Northside youth shop for their loved ones at PCYC’s annual Children’s Christmas Gift Sale on December 9. To volunteer, or to donate money or gifts contact Catrice O’Neal, email@example.com or 612-643-2026. Info: pcyc-mpls.org.
Ongoing Thursdays – Community Coffee & Conversation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., complimentary coffee at Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N).
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. Upcoming: Oct. 19 MN Dept. of Corrections Sex Offender Program; Nov. 16 meet the new Police Chief Medaria Arradondo!; and Dec. 21 presentation on the Domestic Abuse Program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-970-5277. More info at va.gov or iris.va.gov.
Monday-Friday – Fighting Chance Youth Boxing Program. 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 Thursdays – Camden Farmers’ Market, open until October 5, 3-7 p.m., 4400 Osseo Road. Buy produce, pumpkins, eggs, baked goods and canned goods from our rotating vendors like Heide Farm, Park Hill Farm, Straight River Farm, and Yang’s Fresh Flowers & Vegetables. Every week there are fun activities like chef cooking contests, music, food trucks and chair massages. Follow the market on Facebook for updates facebook. com/CamdenFarmersMarketMpls.
Ongoing – Boys to Men Club – activities and a chance to earn some money. Info: facebookboystomen clubminneapolis, boystomenmpls @gmail.com or 612-470-1934.
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 – 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.
Tuesday, 10/3 – Author Talk: Mai Neng Moua. 6-8 p.m., Webber Library. Mai Neng Moua is a writer spinning tales of what it means to be Hmong in America. The founder of Hmong literary arts journal Paj Ntaub Voice and editor of Bamboo Among the Oaks, Moua will share her experience as a writer and read from her memoir, The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story. Sponsored by Friends of the Webber Park Library.
Wednesday, 10/11 – Senior Surf Day. 10 a.m-12 p.m., 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 online or 612-543-KNOW.
Thursday, 10/19 – Thriller Dance Class. 5-6:30 p.m., Webber Library. Halloween is coming up, so why not let your inner “zombie” come out with this fabulous line dance version of Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller. Gather friends and family for a fun time! All ages.
Saturday, 11/4 – International Games Day: Uno Tournament. 1-3 p.m., Webber Library. Are you an Uno master? Spend an afternoon playing this fun card game and challenging others in your age group.
Ongoing Fridays – Family Storytime. 10-11 a.m., Webber 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.
Monday, 10/16—Creative Gel Printing. Creekview Recreation Center, 5001 Humboldt Ave. N, 10 a.m.-noon. Try a fun, quick method of making colorful prints with gel plate printing. Prints can be used as backgrounds on paper art, or fabric can be printed and used in mixed media projects. Combine with the Mixed Media Art Journal class in the afternoon for a full day workshop of fun. Bring a sack lunch. All supplies provided for $5 supply fee. $19. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Ongoing Mondays – Martial Arts program, Folwell Park, Mondays 5:30-6:45 p.m. from Sept. 4 to Dec. 18. Fee $10 for fall session, sign up at the park. 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.
Ongoing Saturdays – Vinyasa Yoga Class, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Folwell Park. Cost $20 for Fall Session, sign up at the park. Ongoing – Youth Fall Sports: Youth Football, ages 6-14; Youth Soccer ages 6-14; Girls Volleyball, ages 10-14. Register at Folwell Park or minneapolis parks.org.
Ongoing thursdays – Zumba, 9 a.m., all summer, Webber Park. Free. Ongoing Fridays – Strength and Conditioning, 8 a.m., Victory Park. Free. Ongoing Thursdays and Sundays – Yoga on the Parkway this summer. Thursdays, 6 p.m., 44th and Xerxes; Sundays, 9:30 a.m., 41st and Xerxes. $10.
Ongoing Thursdays – Sports Sampler. 6:15 p.m. in July and August, Victory Park. $20; ages 5-7. Register at 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 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 email@example.com.
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