Due to the Corona COVID-19 virus many of the events listed in this calendar may not be meeting. Contact them before you head out.

  

Arts

    Ongoing – Bright Futures: K-5 Enrichment at PCYC, 2210 Oliver N. Bright Futures programming features activities that spark creativity and build confidence. Focus on academic enrichment, and round out each day with fun, imaginative arts and recreational activities. Free! School year time/dates: Sept. 20-June 10, 2:30-5 p.m., M-F. Sign up at pcyc-mpls. org/bf-meet-greet or call 612-673-2000. Info: pcyc-mpls.org or Justice Fisher, 612 643-2026.

Church Events

    Ongoing – After School Tutoring at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Homework help and expert mathematician. 3-6 p.m. Tue. and Wed.; 3-5 p.m. Mon. and Thurs. To enroll call 612-529-7726.

    Ongoing Wednesdays – Youth Club at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. 6:30 p.m. and other days available. For grades 6-12. Transportation available. To enroll call 612-529-7726.

    Ongoing Sundays – North City Church is hosting weekly community dinners at Webber Park,   4300 Webber Parkway, at 5 p.m. The food is free and everyone is welcome around this big neighborhood table. In addition to the community meal, there is live music, stories, kids’ programming and friendly conversation. Contact: text only 612-439-7432, hello@northcitychurchmpls.com or northcitychurchmpls.com for event details.

    Ongoing Thursdays and Saturdays – New Oil Christian Center Food Give-Away. 4050 Upton Avenue N. Every Thurs. and Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh food items, fruits, vegetable, dairy product, meat and non-perishable items.

    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.

    Ongoing Tuesdays – Salem Lutheran, 4150 Dupont, hosts free community dinners, curbside pick-up begins at 6 p.m. Two meals per bag. Everyone welcome. Info: 612-521-3644.

Classes and Workshops

    Ongoing Wednesdays – TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 6 p.m., Webber Park Center.

Community Events

    Ongoing third Thursdays – Northside Business Luncheons, noon-1 p.m. Held virtually via Zoom to maintain social distancing. Visit westbroadway.org to sign up for newsletter and receive event details.

    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. northsideboxing club.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 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.

Libraries

    Ongoing – Hennepin County Library continues to host many wonderful virtual programs for adults, youth and families. Check hclib.org for listings.

    Ongoing – Homework Help. Online resources and services. Students can get help from a tutor online (HelpNow), and find other K-12 homework help resources at hclib.org/homework.  HelpNow is a comprehensive platform that includes resources for building academic skills and study habits, for writing assistance, and live help for language learners. Live online tutors are available 7 days per week, and offer help in English and Spanish. Staff are encouraged to walk patrons through the steps of getting connected to HelpNow as time allows. Additional resources online include resources for school and learning activities at home. Students and their families can continue to borrow and download eBooks and eAudio from home and Grab and Go at Webber Library.

Parks

    Saturday 12/8 – Winter Solstice Luminary Walk and Craft Fair 4-7 p.m. Join us for Creekview Recreation Center’s second annual free Luminary Walk and Craft Fair event. Walk through the park to view the radiant glow of hundreds of paper luminaries. Warm up by the fire pit and enjoy some light refreshments and s’mores. We will also have a small craft sale indoors to wrap up some of your holiday shopping. This is the perfect family event to get outdoors and kick start our winter season. Don’t forget to make a stop by the craft fair. Music provided by DJ LC. We will also be collecting food donations for the local food shelf. facebook.com/events/456437549000836?ref=newsfeed.

    Tuesdays, 9/22-12/14, Hip Hop Cardio Fitness 6-7 p.m. Free, for ages 10 and up. Creekview Park. Taking the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning HipHop Dance Fitness Party!  EveryBODY is welcomed! If you’re worried about not knowing how to dance, don’t be. The moves are really simple to follow. We just ask that you smile, laugh and most importantly have fun doing it. This is a fun filled dance fitness class guaranteed to make you sweat, but leave you feeling great.

    Fridays, Saturdays, 11/5-12/17 –  Family Indoor Playground at Creekview Rec Center. Fridays 10 a.m.-noon; Saturdays 4:30-6 p.m. Nov 5-Dec 17 (no play group 11/20, 11/26, 12/11). Does your child have energy to burn? Explore a new world at our highly-interactive social playtime! Playtime is a convenient way for young ones to burn off energy and develop motor skills. We think you’ll enjoy the social interaction too! It’s fun, unstructured play and a total sanity-saver. This is an unsupervised activity; parents or a guardian must accompany their child(ren). Also available at Webber Park on Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 3-Dec. 8.    

    Ongoing winter – Winter Sports Team Registration is now open at Creekview Park. Basketball ages 6 and up. Register at minneapolisparks.org or stop in to sign up today.

    Weekdays winter – Creekview Park Preschool Fun, for ages 3-5. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. $40. Info: minneapolisparks.org.

    Ongoing Fridays – Family Indoor Playground at Creekview Park, 10 a.m.-noon For ages 5 and under with an adult. Free.

    January/February – Bohanon Park Outdoor Skating Rink will be open this season. Warming room will be open January and February, seven days a week!

    Ongoing winter– sign up now for MPRB Winter Youth Sports Teams; basketball, hockey, wrestling.  Go to minneapolisparks.org or stop at Folwell Park.

    Ongoing winter – Hockey and figure skating at North Commons Park. Sign up any Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Call 612-588-9177 for info. Low cost. Transportation available.

    Ongoing Tuesdays winter – Free Zumba Class! Join us for a fun dance workout at 6 p.m. Folwell Park Rec room. No experience required – all ages welcome. Not comfortable with in-person class, no problem! Send an email to Folwell Park staff at Folwell@minneapolisparks.org and get access to our class on Zoom!

    Ongoing winter – Youth Basketball ages 5-18 boys and girls. Register at Minneapolisparks.org or at Folwell Park.

    Ongoing winter – sign up now for MPRB Winter Youth Sports Teams; basketball, hockey, wrestling. Go to minneapolis parks.org.        

    Ongoing Oct.-Dec. – Youth Volleyball Teams, Creekview Park. Ages 9 and up. Practice begins end of Oct. and games will run through Dec., evenings after 6 p.m. and Saturdays. Contact Creekview at creekview@minneapolisparks.

    Ongoing Oct.-Dec. – Preschool Fun at Creekview. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon for ages 3-5, $40. Session 2: Nov 2-Dec 16. Preschoolers will explore and learn about their world through play, stories, music and hands-on art and science activities. Each session will feature a different theme highlighting ideas around seasons, social studies, and STEAM ideas. A light snack is included. Instructor Kristen Lace. creekview@minneapolisparks.org

    Ongoing, Tuesdays and Thursdays  – Walking, Mobility & Strength Training at Creekview Park (activity #119684), 9-10 a.m., ages 55+. SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) is a free exercise and education program for older adults to increase and improve your strength and mobility through walking, stretching and movement exercises.

    Ongoing Tuesdays  – SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) is a free exercise and education program for older adults to increase and improve your strength and mobility through walking, stretching and movement exercises.

    Ongoing Tuesday – Technology Tips for Older Adults at Creekview, 4-6 p.m. Ages 55+, free.

    Ongoing Fridays – Folwell Park Senior 500 card club. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bauers, No Trump, Nula and Slam are some of the terms you’ll hear while playing 500. Meet friends and master this always exciting game! No partners needed to attend; pairings formed as individuals arrive.

    Ongoing – Folwell Lions Tackle Football, ages 10U, 12U, 14U.  Folwell Lions Soccer:  Ages 6U, 8U, 11U, 13U, 15U. Folwell Lions Volleyball:  Ages 11U, 13U, 15U. Folwell Lions Flag Football:  Ages  11U, 13U, 15U. Register online or at the park. Scholarships available.

    Ongoing – Family Obie Playtime. Free; Monday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m.; Fridays 10:30 a.m.- noon. Obie combines innovation and entertainment by turning blank surfaces into virtual playgrounds. The floor instantly comes alive, engaging kids of all ages and keeping families coming back for more. Thank you Shingle Creek Neighborhood for donating the Obie Projector. Info: playobie.com.

    Ongoing second Tuesdays – Virtual Young Adult Book Club. Ages 9-17. We will read popular books each month. We will meet live on Zoom to discuss the book or books we have read over the past month. Book selections and live discussion groups will be divided by age and based on number of participants. Books selected will be available via pick up at Hennepin County Libraries. Info: minneapolisparks.org/register.

    Ongoing – Virtual Yoga for ages 18+. Online class will build the mind-body connection through breath and movement. Class will begin with heat building flows and then move into cool down through slower movements to help balance the body. This class is open to all levels. Participants will receive specifics for online participation prior to the beginning of the session. Info: minneapolisparks. org/register.

    Ongoing – Arts and Culture Creation Center, for ages 7-12. Come on and get creative! Each day we’ll give you a new opportunity to use your hands and minds to create something new. Activities will involve both arts and sciences. This is a great opportunity to try your hand at new creative activities. This virtual version of our Creation Center program allows you to do our activities at home. Once you register, we will send you the link to the weekly activity and let you know how to pick up your activity packet to take home. Info: minneapolis parks.org/register.      

    Ongoing – Virtual Strong & Fit is an evidence-based physical activity and self-management program that targets people with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Free and offered virtually live via Zoom. The first hour of class is comprised of exercise incorporating stretching and flexibility, low-impact aerobics/fitness walking, strength training, and balance exercises. The last 30 minutes focuses on health education and group problem solving for behavior change. You do not have to have osteoarthritis to participate or benefit from this class. Two mornings a week on live Zoom calls for 1.5 hours two days a week. Info 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.

    Have a free event going on in our seven Camden neighborhoods? Send the info to ccn@tds.net