Arts             

Monday, 5/7 – Freedom of Xpression Open Mic with host Desdamona. Bring your art to our stage at the Capri. 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 for registration and on-stage rehearsal. Free. Info 612-643-2024 or: thecapritheater.org.

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

Ongoing Tuesday and Thursday – Capri After School Theater,  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 612-643-2024 or thecapritheater.org.

Church Events             

Sunday, 5/29 – Kwanzaa Community Church, 3700 Bryant, changed its name to Liberty Community Church, where freedom is proclaimed. Transformational work has helped us identify ourselves as a community of healers in need of healing. Liberty Community Church continues its legacy of healing with two flagship ministries—21st Century Academy for youth on the Northside; and the Northside Healing Space: a place to rest, revive and resist! The community is invited to the inaugural event to celebrate the transition to Liberty Community Church at 11 a.m. Enjoy a worship service, performances, building tours, and hear Pastors’ Ralph and Alika Galloway’s vision for the church’s future. Info: Rev. Dr. Alika Galloway at 612-655-3426 or rgall60099@aol.com.

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, 5/3 – Implicit Bias. Learn what implicit bias is and why it’s important to work to overcome it. The content of this training is targeted toward block leaders, but training is open to anyone. Free, dinner provided. At The Goddess of Glass, 4400 Osseo Road North. Registration is required—online https:// bit.ly/2J05zt2 or 612-529-9558.

Saturday, 5/5 – Shingle Creek Neighborhood hosts the Fourth Annual STEAM Expo at Olson Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon. Youth are important to our community and help set the direction of the future!  SCNA is proud of our local youth and wants to continue to support and showcase their work by hosting the 4th Annual STEAM EXPO! STEAM (S=Science T=Technology E= Engineering A= Arts M=Math). Come see what positive things our community youth are doing! Info: shinglecreekmpls.org or mpls.scna @gmail.com.

Saturday, 5/12 – Folwell Earth Day Clean Up has been moved to May 12. Join us at Folwell Park to kick the season off with a little spring cleaning! Check out the FNA calendar for other upcoming meetings and happenings in Folwell folwell.org/calendar.

Thursday, 5/24 – Memorial Concert, 45th Avenue at Xerxes, 7 p.m. Pack a picnic dinner and join neighbors for music, kids’ activities, and ice cream at the annual Memorial Concert.

    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). The next Coffee with CM Cunningham is May 5. 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  

Saturday, 5/5 – Researching the History of Your Minneapolis Home. Webber Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about the print and online tools and resources available at the library and throughout the city to help you research the history of your house, neighborhood or a piece of property in Minneapolis.

Saturday, 5/5 – Explore Nature! Webber Library, 2-4 p.m. 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.

Wednesday, 5/9 – Author Talk: The Bride Price – A Hmong Wedding Story, by Mai Neng Moua. Brookdale Library (6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy) 6-7 p.m. Moua will read aloud selected chapters in her memoir, The Bride Price. What does a Hmong bride price encompass? Moua presents an answer to that question. Vivian Jenkins Nelson facilitates the discussion after the reading. Books sold onsite. Info: 612-543-5600 or hclib.org.

  Wednesday, 5/9 – Senior Surf Day. Webber Library, 10 a.m-noon. 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. Register online or 612-543-KNOW.

Wednesday, 5/16 – Streetcars of Minneapolis. Webber Library, 1-2:30 p.m. Writer and historian John Diers transports you through the decline and fall of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company, whose 1000 streetcars carried over 230 million riders on a 500-mile system that stretched from Lake Minnetonka to the St. Croix River in the 1920s, only to surrender 34 years later to the automobile and freeways.

Saturday, 5/19 – Webber Library Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 4440 Humboldt. Friends of Webber Park Library selling books to raise money for programming at the library. Books in all genres and for all ages available.

Saturday, 5/26 – On Screen for Families: Coco. Webber Library, 2-4 p.m. Enjoy this family-friendly movie on the big screen together! We’ll also have supplies to make your own Coco-inspired rubber band guitar. Sponsor: Friends of the Webber Park Library. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Ongoing – K-12 Homework Help at North Regional Library. Free in-person after school tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. Days vary, see hclib.org/homework.

   Ongoing Tuesdays K-12 Homework Help at Webber Library, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. Info: hclib.org/homework. Sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County 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

Saturday, 5/19 – Folwell Park Spring Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations welcome M-F 3-9 p.m. prior to event day. All profits benefit the park. Event is free to buyers. To reserve a space to sell your stuff call 612-370-4917 before May 14.

Sunday, 5/20 – Spring into Foraging, 2-4 p.m., Theodore Wirth Park. If April showers bring May flowers, what do April blizzards bring? Hopefully lots of tasty plants for the local forager to enjoy! Join Maria Wesserle and Four Season Foraging to hike through Theodore Wirth Park and learn what wild edibles and medicinals spring has to offer. Plants include garlic, mustard, burdock, cattail, nettle, dandelion and many others. Meet at Theodore Wirth Beach House, 3200 Glenwood Ave N. Sliding scale $10-$40; scholarships available. Info/register: fourseasonforaging. com/events, info@fourseasonforaging.com, or 612-440-5958.

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 – Folwell Sports Registration Youth Baseball, Softball and Track and Field. Register at Folwell Park 1615 Dowling Ave. N or at minneapolis parks.org.

Ongoing Mondays – Martial Arts Class. From 5:30-7 p.m. for ages 7-18; and for adults 18+ from 7-8:30 p.m. Folwell 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 techniques, practical self-defense, physical conditioning and character development.

Ongoing Fridays – Senior 500 Card Club. Folwell Park, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Ongoing – Folwell Park sports – sign up now for Fundamental Basketball  $25.

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.