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. Register now for Fall Meet’n Greet. 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. Meet’n Greet: Attendance at a Meet and Greet with Bright Futures staff is required prior to registration. 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 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

    Thursday, 9/9 – Creekview Back to School Ice Cream Social, 6:30-8 p.m. Let’s kick off the new school year! Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social at Creekview Park. We will have music, activities, and of course ice cream! 3rd Lair Skate Park Instructors will be on site with proper equipment for kids to try skateboarding. This is the perfect free fun event for the whole family!

    Thursday, 9/16 – an evening of community fun at our Victory Neighborhood Association Block Party/Ice Cream Social at Victory Park next to Loring School. This is a COVID-19 safe event.

    Tuesday, 9/28 – Above the Falls Community Advisory Committee (AFCAC) is an organization made up of community representatives from neighborhoods, businesses and environmental organizations. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings; representatives from Lind Bohanon and McKinley are especially needed. AFCAC weighs in with the City of Minneapolis and the Parks & Recreation Board on use and development plans for parcels along and adjacent to the Mississippi River from Plymouth Ave to the northern city limit. The next AFCAC meeting is on 9/28, 7-9 p.m. Email info@abovethefallsmpls.org for info and how to join the meeting.

    Ongoing summer – Minneapolis Public Schools offer free lunch for kids and teens Tuesday-Friday at Webber Park Library, at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 1:40 on Wednesday-Friday. All food is wrapped; kids are welcome to sit outside and eat or take the food home; and parents and caregivers can ask for a meal to take home to a child as well.

    Ongoing Fridays, summer – The West Broadway Farmers’ Market, The Friendliest Market in Town, on the plaza at the Capri, 2027 West Broadway from 3-7 p.m. every Friday June 18 through October 8. Stop by for an amazing community experience, to meet great people and find delicious, fresh food. 

    Ongoing Saturdays summer – Camden Farmers Market, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 5 through August 28. Salem Lutheran Evangelical Church, 4150 Dupont Ave. Info: thenewmpls.info/farmersmarket.       

    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 – Webber Park Library offers Grab-n-Go service. Includes: Retrieving of holds, limited browsing of materials, checking out items, quick reference support, returning of library materials, computer use (appointments are recommended).

    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.

    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.

Parks

    Ongoing 8/31 to 10/7 – Adult Pickleball League at Bohanon Park Tennis Courts (doubles) 6-7 p.m., $25/team. Tuesdays (Intermediate) – activity #121894. Thursdays (Beginner) – activity #121893

    Tuesday, 9/21 – Introduction to Email & Phone Scams (activity #124992). October 12 – Protecting Yourself Online (activity #124993).

    Ongoing fall – Walking, Mobility & Strength Training at Creekview (activity #119684). Starts Sept. 7 on Tues. and Thurs, 9-10 a.m., ages 55+, free.

    Ongoing Wednesdays fall – RevSports Soccer, Creekview Park.Sept.15-Oct 6, $29. Ages3-5: 5:30-6:10 p.m. Ages 4-6: 6:15-6:55p.m. Ages 6-9; 7-7:40 p.m. This is a fun, active, RevSports instructional soccer class that focuses on individual player development.

Ongoing Tuesdays – Hip Hop Cardio Fitness, Sept 14-Dec 14, 6-7 p.m., ages 10 and up. Free. Taking the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning HipHop Dance Fitness Party! Everyody is welcomed! If you’re worried about not knowing how to dance, don’t be. The moves are 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.

    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 fall – Preschool Fun at Creekview. Preschoolers explore and learn about their world through play, stories, music and hands-on art & science activities. Each session features a different theme highlighting ideas around seasons, social studies and STEAM ideas. A light snack included.

    Ongoing Fridays – Folwell Park Senior 500 card club. 10 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 – Folwell Baseball and Softball. Ages 5 to 14. Visit minneapolisparks.org.

    Ongoing summer – Baseball & Softball Folwell Park. Ages: 5 to 18. T-ball, 10U, 12U, 13U, 15U, 18U.  Register online or at the park. Fee $20 (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 – Virtual Harry Potter Book Club. Ages 8-13. Read the classic Harry Potter series! Each week we will discuss what we read so far in that book and work our way through the series. There are a limited number of books to borrow. Info minneapolisparks .org/register.

    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 – 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 – 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