Arts

Ongoing February – Upcoming Events at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG): Feb. 23, Malina, local author and guest reader at Children’s Reading Circle, 10-11:30 a.m.; Feb. 23, Paint and Sip Mocktail Event with Grace Exhibit artist Beverly Tipton Hammond from 2-4 p.m. Come and learn creative art skills and crafts and have Fun! Seating limited, $30 per person, go to maahmg.org to register; Feb. 27, join us at this Black History Month Event with Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization, Green Central Park and MAAHMG, showing a documentary produced by Daniel Bergin about Judges Pam Alexander and LaJune Lange, at the Green Central Park in former Central High gym, 6-8 p.m., South Minneapolis 35th and 4th Ave S.; and Feb. 28, Book Presentation and Discussion on racial inequality in Minnesota by author and Dr. Samuel L. Myers, Roy Wilkins professor of Human Relations and Social Justice with the U of M Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 6-7 p.m. Info/more events maahmg.org and Facebook.

Thursday, 3/21 – Author Talk: Debra Stone, Webber Library, 4440 Humbokldt Ave. N, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Local author and co-founder of the Northside Writers group, Debra Stone’s poetry and short stories have been published in About Place, Wild Age Press, Black Magnolia Literary Journal and other literary journals. Debra will be reading from Vanilla, a work in progress of essays and memoir investigating the journey of family history and slavery. Sponsor: Friends of the Webber Park Library. Accessibility: First-floor room; no stairs. Please contact library staff to request ASL interpretation. Info: 612-543-6750, hclib.org.

     Saturday, 3/16 – Camp Capri, Middle School-Age Scholars Explore the Arts. March guest artist TBA. At the Capri, 2027 West Broadway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free and lunch is served! Register in advance at thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2058. Enrollment is limited to first 25 registered students. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.

Ongoing April – Prince Legacy Tours @ the Capri. Prince fans, especially those in town for the Prince Celebration 2019 (April 25-27), are invited to tour the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. The tours are simple, personal and self-guided. Visitors will see an exhibit of Greg Helgeson’s stunning photos from Prince’s 1/5/79 gig at the Capri, and the auditorium and stage where it all began. Proceeds from ticket sales go to Capri Theater arts programs including the Capri Youth Apprentices. On the hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, April 22, 23, 24, 26; Thursday, April 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets $20, available only at thecapri theater.org (no walk-ups.) Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.

Church Events                  

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 – The Goddess of Glass & Friends is a unique shop offering handmade gifts from more than 100 local artisans, custom picture framing, and a variety of art classes, everything from glass fusing to silk scarf dying! Open Thur. and Fri. noon-7 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Mon.-Wed.), 4400 Osseo Road (44th and Penn). The Goddess of Glass & Friends has been awarded, for the third year in a row(!), Best Place for a Class in the MN Women’s Press’ annual What Women Want Reader Survey. And this year they also won Best Local Independent Gift Shoppe! Check goddessofglass.com for a full list of classes; get regular updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Come see what all the hype is about!

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, 3/24 – Northside Housing Fair! 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lucy Craft Laney School, 3333 Penn N. Northside Housing Fair is your one-stop-shop for all your housing needs — whether you’re a renter, a homeowner or anything in between. We’ll have housing resources from contractors to financing opportunities, housing organizations to renter resources, neighborhood organizations, community groups and everything in between. Free! Info: northhousingfair.com.

Ongoing – Freedom Fighters, part of the Mission Project, is a peer-driven support group that provides an opportunity for soldiers/veterans to meet and work through their issues or wartime experience. It is open to all veterans, their families, and support systems; services free of charge. They are currently located at the Mission Project, 912 3rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, 952-393-7524; and just opened a new location at Atonement Lutheran Church in Bloomington for the third Tuesday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info: missionproject2005@gmail.com or missionproject2005.org. The Mission Project strives to support our military and its veterans, and committed to mental health, advocacy, reintegration, suicide prevention, camaraderie and fellowship.

Ongoing Thursdays – Community Coffee & Conversation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Get to know neighbors and enjoy complimentary beverages. All are welcome at Serendripity Spot, 3300 Lyndale Ave N.

Ongoing – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income taxpayers at these North Minneapolis locations: Hennepin County North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N, begins February 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues Saturdays and Wednesdays through April 13. Clients are served on a first come first served basis. Oak Park Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave. N, begins February 4 and continues Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 15. Oak Park Center is closed for Presidents day February 18. Call 612-377-7000 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome but appointments get preference.

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 @CMCunningham Ward4 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 boystomen mpls@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.             

     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, 3/2 – Teen Geekery Club. 12:30-2 p.m. at 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. For grades 6-12.

Saturday, 3/2 – Family Movie Sing-a-Long. 2:30-4:30 pm. at Webber Park Library. Here’s your chance to burst into song in the library! Learn songs from Happy Feet and then watch the movie and sing along together! Sponsor: Friends of the Webber Park Library. Collaborator: Hopewell Music Cooperative North.

Thursday, 3/7 – Healing Circle: Living with Suicidal Thoughts. 6-7:30 p.m. at Webber Park Library. A mental health practitioner from The Zen Bin will present this community-healing circle. It will be a safe space for discussion, support and resources, as well as an opportunity to learn self-healing tools that can be personally applied to your life right away! Do not suffer in silence; we are here to join you on your healing journey.

Saturday, 3/9 – Explore Nature! 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 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.

Thursday, 3/21 – Author Talk: Debra Stone, Webber Library, 4440 Humbokldt Ave. N, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Local author and co-founder of the Northside Writers group, Debra Stone’s poetry and short stories have been published in About PlaceWild Age PressBlack Magnolia Literary Journal and other literary journals. Debra will be reading from Vanilla, a work in progress of essays and memoir investigating the journey of family history and slavery. Sponsor: Friends of the Webber Park Library. Accessibility: First-floor room; no stairs. Please contact library staff to request ASL interpretation. Info: 612-543-6750, hclib.org.

Saturday, 3/16 – The People’s University. 2:30-4 p.m. at 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 U of M Immigration Syllabus will help us better understand U.S. immigration history, xenophobia, deportation policy and border policing. Guest lecturer: An organizer with the group MIRAC will share about the work they do.

Saturday, 3/23 – Create a Vision Board. 2-4 p.m. at Webber Library. Create a vision board – a collage of words, pictures and affirmations that represent your goals and dreams for the year. Materials provided. For teens and adults.

Ongoing 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.

Parks

Ongoing Wednesdays – Spring Pickleball at Creekview Park. Starts March 20 and will run every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. until June 5. Fee is $2 for residents, and $3 for non-Minneapolis residents.

Ongoing – Folwell Park Spring and Summer Sports registration sign-up now. Instructional Baseball, free: 6U T-Ball, ages 5-6; 8U Coach Pitch, ages 7-8; 8U Girls Softball,  ages 7-8. Open Baseball Leagues, $25/$38 non-Minneapolis resident: 10U Baseball, 5/2/08-5/1/10; 12U Baseball, 5/2/06-5/1/08; 13U Baseball, 5/2/05-5/1/06;  15U Baseball, 5/2/03-5/1/05; and 18U Baseball, 5/2/00-5/1/03. Girls Softball Leagues, $25/$38 non-Minneapolis resident: 10U Slow Pitch Softball, 9/1/08 – 9/1/10; 12U Fast Pitch Softball, 9/1/06-9/1/08; and 14U Fast Pitch Softball, 9/1/04-9/1/06. And   Track and Field, $25/$38 non-Minneapolis resident: 10-18 Track and Field, 9/1/00-9/1/10. Info: visit the park or minneapolisparks.org.

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. Folwell Park.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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