Saturday, 10/27 – Camp Capri! Middle School-Age Scholars Explore the Arts.10 a.m.-2 p.m. Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Free, but parents/students should register in advance at thecapritheater.org. Questions: 612-643-2058.
Friday, Saturday 11/2 and 3 – North Methodist Church’s Annual Craft and Bake Sale. Hours on Fri. are 5-8 p.m. and Sat.10 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to crafts offered by the church are various crafters and vendors from the community. Sloppy Joes will be served for a small fee on Fri. night and Sat. until 1 p.m. There is a quilt and afghan raffle. In addition, we offer free coffee and cookies for customers to enjoy and musical performances from Hopewell Music School. The church is at 44th and Fremont and is handicapped accessible. Questions, contact the church 612-522-4497. Hope to see you there!
Sunday, 11/11 – Gethsemane Church’s Official 125th Anniversary Celebration Service and Thanksgiving Meal/Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 4656 Colfax. Info: 612-521-3575.
Saturday and Sunday, 11/17 & 11/18 – Fall Bazaar: Bake, Craft and Second Time Around Sales. Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 5155 Emerson Avenue North. Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.) and Sunday (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.). Shop a variety of baked goods and homemade treats; Christmas and craft items; and gently-used books, games, knickknacks, household items and more. On Saturday, we will have free fresh donuts in the morning, followed by a light lunch. Info: 612-529-7788.
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 – Lovely Sewing and Arts Collective (LSAC) is gearing up for the winter kids sewing and yoga classes for youth ages 6-16 years. Nov. 3- Dec. 23. Saturdays or Sundays, 2-4 p.m. for beginners, or 5-7 p.m. for advanced. Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N. Sign up at lovelyssewing.org, or for info contact 1-866-568-3596 or email@example.com. Cost: $110 monthly or $220 for the 8 week curriculum. Includes all supplies needed for sewing projects, and includes lunch (turkey or chicken sandwich, fresh fruit, drink, chips and a small dessert), 30 minute session of yoga each class, and a financial literacy class. Partial scholarships available.
Ongoing – The Goddess of Glass offers a variety of art classes from glass fusing to silk scarf dying! 4400 Osseo Road (44th & Penn). Check goddessofglass.com for our hours and full listing of the classes we offer. Readers of the MN Women’s Press have chosen us as the best place to take an art class for 2017 and 2018! Come see why!
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.
Saturday, 10/27 – Penn Ave Garden Harvest Party, 36th and Penn, 4-7 p.m. Celebrate fall and the garden harvest with food, music, hot cocoa, bonfire and pumpkin carving. Food provided, but bring a dish to share.
Saturday, 10/27 – Northside Roaring Lion’s Pumpkin Give-Away! Free food, free pumpkins and games for the kids. Cub Foods at the W. Broadway parking lot, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, 11/3 – Northside Neighborhoods 2020. Take part in a creativity-driven collaboration of Northside residents and city leaders to direct the future of our neighborhoods. Turn your community’s voice into your power. 2007 Emerson, 1-4 p.m. Event includes refreshments and kids activities.
Sunday, 11/11 – 100th Anniversary World War I Remembrance, 10 a.m., Victory Memorial Drive at 45th Ave N. Join Hennepin County and local leaders to mark Veterans’ Day and the centennial of the World War I Armistice. A program begins at 10 a.m. that will feature speakers who will discuss the war’s impact on the local community. A moment of silence begins at 11 a.m. and attendees will be able to observe the ‘sun dial’ feature of the flagpole which casts a shadow on a plaza marker at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.
Wednesday, 11/28— Self-talk: How Do You Talk to Yourself? CommonBond—Shingle Creek Commons, 4600 Humboldt Ave. N., 10:30-11:30 a.m. The voices that influence our thoughts and actions are not always external coming from other people. Often, we can sabotage our actions with our own thoughts. Since we know the internal dialogue exists, let’s use it to our advantage and make the internal thoughts and self-talk positive; let’s talk about it. $1 at door. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Saturday, 12/8 – PCYC’s Annual Children’s Gift Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2210 Oliver Ave. N., Minneapolis 55411. In the meantime donations of gifts and dollars are needed – mail or drop them off – and volunteer opportunities are available. For details visit pcyc-mpls.org or call Catrice O’Neal, 612-643-2026. Thank you!
Ongoing Thursdays — Community Coffee & Conversation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Get to know neighbors and enjoy complimentary beverages. 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). 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, Facebook, boystomenclubminneapolis, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Saturday, 11/10 – International Game Day: Connect Four Tournament. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Webber Park Library. Are you a Connect Four master? Spend an afternoon playing this fun game and challenging others in your age group. Champions in each age group will take home a prize. All ages. Saturday, 11/10 – The People’s University. 2:30-4 p.m. Webber Park Library. The People’s University uses open-access syllabuses as tools to help us learn together through reading, multi-media viewing, and discussion about the historic contexts for the world we find ourselves in today. In this series, the University of Minnesota Immigration Syllabus will help us better understand U.S. immigration history, xenophobia, deportation policy and border policing. Guest lecturers: Staff from the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota will join us to discuss the work they do to support immigrant and refugee families. They also will share a lecture on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
Wednesday, 11/14 – Senior Surf Day. 10 a.m.-noon, 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. Registration required. Register online or at 612-543-KNOW.
Wednesday, 11/14 – Health Care Directives. 1-2 p.m. Webber Park Library. What is a health care directive? How does it help? How do you choose your health care agent? How do you fill out a health care directive? A representative from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid will provide information about health care directives and answer questions. Collaborators: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Minneapolis Community Education.
Saturday, 11/17 – 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.
Saturday, 11/24 – Teen Geekery Club 1-3 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.
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.
Wednesday, 10/31 – Trunk or Treat, Webber Park, 6-8 p.m. Webber Park, Trick or Treat, from car to car. Candy, games, fun. Webber Park, 4300 Webber Parkway Info: 612-370-4916.
Wednesday, 10/31 – Trunk or Treat, Folwell Park, 6-8 p.m. Halloween fun for the whole family.
Friday, 11/2— Bingo for Fun! Creekview Recreation Center, 5001 Humboldt Ave. N., 1-3 p.m. Gather with others to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, bingo playing and an opportunity to make new friends. Prizes for bingo are offered, but no cash prizes. Light refreshments will be served. Come for the bingo…stay for the fun! Event co-hosted by Senior Community Services, Mpls Park and Rec and MPS ComEd. $2 at door. Register at mplscommunityed.com or 612-668-2219.
Monday, 11/5— Polymer Clay: Tree Light Switch Plate. Creekview Recreation Center, 5001 Humboldt Ave. N., 10-12:30 p.m. Working with polymer clay, you will learn how to mix and marble colors and make a simple leaf cane for leaves for your tree. You’ll then use your clay to create a beautiful tree landscape on a single-hole switch plate. Baking at home with instructions provided. $27 includes supply fee. Register at 612-668-2219 or mplscommunityed.com.
Tuesday, 11/13— Body Basics – Strengthening Your Lower Body. Creekview Recreation Center, 5001 Humboldt Ave. N., 10-11:30 a.m. Research shows that the number one thing older adults desire is independence. And one key to independence is lower body strength and power: the ability to get out of a chair, step over a curb and get up off the floor. You will learn exercises that strengthen the all-important lower body. We will practice seated, standing and floor exercises and learn ways to progress through the movements, so you can continue to maintain your independence. $15. Register at 612-668- 2219 or mplscommunityed.com.
Ongoing Fridays – Senior 500 Card Club. Are you over the age of 55 and looking to connect with others in the same stage of life in the neighborhood? Come join the Senior 500 Card Club every Friday from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Folwell Park. It is a great time of socializing and connecting!
Ongoing – Hockey for girls and boys ages 6 – 14 offered at North Commons Park and Northeast Arena from November through February. All equipment is provided and the cost is minimal. Register and get more info at North Commons Park, 612-370-4921. Register early to get the most for your money.
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.
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. 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 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.
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