Friday, 5/26 – Piano Party w/Daina dePrez, The Warren, 7-10 p.m.. Choose from over 300 song lyrics to simply sing-a-long or take the stage! Graduates of Daina’s Singing for Non-Singers class will perform as well. $5 cover – treats and soft drinks available.
Friday, 5/26 – PYC Arts & Technology High School students present Past, Present, Future: A Change to Come – Northside Style. 1-3 p.m., Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. PYC High School scholars discuss important topics that affect their Northside Community; including police and gang violence, gentrification and mass incarceration — food, music and art for all. Info: John Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-643-2025.
Monday, 6/5 – Freedom of Xpression Open Mic with host Desdamona. Featuring special guest Yung JC., 6 p.m. Bring your art to our stage! Doors open at 5:30 for registration and on-stage rehearsal. Free. Info: thecapritheater.org or 612-643-2024.
Thursday, 6/8 – Live on the Drive. Enjoy music and movies this summer on the beautiful Victory Memorial Drive and 34th Ave. This year’s kick off concert features Davina and the Vagabonds. At dusk is the movie Gravity. Upcoming concerts: July 13 featuring Jayanthi Kyle and August 10 featuring Lush Country. Live on the Drive is a free concert series with a variety of music for all ages and musical tastes hosted by the Cleveland Neighborhood Association with support from the Victory Neighborhood Association. Info: liveonthedrive.org.
Friday, 6/9 – PYC Arts & Technology High School Graduation, 6 p.m., Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Info: John Peterson at Director of Education, email@example.com or 612-643-2025 Ongoing third Saturdays – Students in grades 5–8 explore, do, make and perform art! Free, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Info/register at kbatteau @pcyc-mpls.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-643-2024.
Sunday, 6/3-4 – You can take the Northsider out of the Northside. But you can’t take the Northside out of the Northsider. All former students, their parents, and teachers of the former St. Austin School and St. Bridget Schools are invited to the first annual Alumni Massess at St. Austin Church, 4:30 p.m. at 4050 Upton; and at St. Bridget Church, 9:30 am, June 4, 3811 Emerson Av. N. Contact: email@example.com, or Ela Georg at St. Bridget Church. All welcome.
Sunday, 6/4 – The Catholic Community of St. Bridget at Emerson, 3800 Emerson, annual summer Heart of the Northside Festival- ‘merican Summertime Fun from 10:30 am.,-4 p.m. Attractions include a $1000 raffle, silent auction, brunch, snacks and treats, bingo, pull tabs, free kids’ games, craft sale, flea market and more! Attend Mass at 9:30 and stay for the day! Info: stbridgetnorthside.org.
Ongoing – Clothes Closet at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 2901 Emerson Ave. N. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Wednesdays noon-2 p.m. On Wednesdays there is also a Loaves and Fishes food distribution. Donations of clean, reusable clothing welcome, Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 612-529-7726.
Ongoing – Looking for safe and good quality activities for children and youth? St. Olaf Lutheran has affordable Bible Camp and School activities on the St. Olaf Campus at 29th and Emerson. Info: 612-529-7726.
Ongoing last Tuesdays – Free community meal served at 6 p.m., the last Tuesday of each month Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4150 Dupont N. Everyone 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 – Joint ministries of NuWay Missionary Baptist and Gethsemane Lutheran host a free community breakfast every Sunday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 47th and Colfax. 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
Saturday, 6/17 – Master Gardener: Butterfly Gardening, 9:30-11 a.m., Webber Library. Discover the life cycle of a butterfly, learn about choosing host and nectar plants, and take the next step toward creating your own butterfly garden! Collaborator: Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension. Registration required. Register online or at 612-543-KNOW.
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 6/1 and ongoing Thursdays – Community coffee and conversation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N). Complimentary coffee hosted by neighbor. On June 1 meet Fourth Precinct officers in a casual and friendly setting.
Saturday, 6/3 – “Saturday Night Live at Serendripity Spot.” 6-9 p.m. Zombabies rockabilly to headline, space for open mic, plus art and sounds by Coma Chronicles. $5 suggested donation for musicians. 3300 Lyndale Ave N.
Saturday, 6/3 – Victory Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Neighborhood-wide. Shop your way through Victory and enjoy 70+ garage sales. To get your sale on the map, visit victoryneighborhood.org or call 612-529-9558.
Thursday, 6/15 – Park Board planning on the Northside, 6-8 p.m. at Harrison Recreation Center, 503 North Irving.
Thursday, 6/15 – Folwell Neighborhood Resource Fair and Ice Cream, 5-8 p.m. at Folwell Park (1615 Dowling Ave. N). Join friends and neighbors for an evening of community with free ice cream, games, music and more! Thirty community resource tables will be on hand with activities, information and giveaways. Info: 612-521-2100. This is an event not to miss!
Monday, 6/19 – Children’s Storytime at Serendripity Spot. Songs, stories, literacy tips and fun for kids ages birth-5. 10:30 a.m. at 3300 Lyndale Ave. N.
Thursday, 6/22 – Neighborhood Hub Healthy Homes Resource Fair. The Neighborhood Hub is hosting their 5th Annual Healthy Homes Resource Fair, 5-8 p.m. at 3120 Washburn. Residents are invited to come out and enjoy a community fair focused on creating a holistic and healthy lifestyle and community. Many resources and partners will be on hand to provide info, resources and fun.
Saturday, 6/24 – Juneteenth Celebration. 1-3 p.m., Webber Library. Celebrate this important moment in African-American history in this family-friendly festival. Engage in crafts, cultural demonstrations, storytelling, singing, drumming, theater and more! ASL interpreters will be present. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. All ages.
Monday, 6/5 – Folwell Neighborhood Meeting on Housing Regulatory Services, and All Together Now. 6:30 p.m., Folwell Park, 1615 Dowling. Open to the public; an open meeting format. Answers to your questions about how Regulatory Services really work, what Housing Inspectors really do and what to expect from All Together Now.
Wednesday, 6/28 – Victory Ice Cream Social, 7 p.m., Victory Park, 44th and Upton. Join your neighbors for one of Victory’s most beloved annual events. Face painting, pony rides, live music and free ice cream. Info: victoryneighborhood.org.
Ongoing Mondays – 6-7 p.m. participate in community yoga. Vinyasa flow. $5 suggested donation. Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale).
Ongoing – Boys to Men Club – activities happening all summer and a chance to earn some money. Info: facebookboystomenclubminneapolis, boystomenmpls @gmail.com or 612-470-1934.
Ongoing Mondays – Join Mahjong game play. Free and open to players of all levels (beginners welcome; hosts on site to teach). 1-3:30 p.m., Serendripity Spot (3300 Lyndale Ave N).
Ongoing Wednesdays – Camden Lions meet the 2nd Wed., 6:30 p.m. at the Folwell Neighborhood Office 1206 37th, 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 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
Thursday, 6/15 – Senior Surf. Webber Park Library, 1-3 p.m. 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 online or 612-543-KNOW.
Saturday, 6/22 – Friends of the Webber Park Library Book Sale. Details to be determined.
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.
Saturdays – Family Storytime. Webber Park Library, 11 a.m. starting May 18. 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 6/19-8/2 – Folwell Park Freedom School, free program for grades K-4, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-874-6834.
Ongoing summer- Webber Park Pool is scheduled to open for pre-season hours on May 27-29 from 1-7 p.m. and June 3-4 from 1-7 p.m. Regular season hours: June 10 to August 20, Tuesday thru Saturday 1-7 p.m.; and August 21 to September 4, Monday thru Friday, 4-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1-7 p.m. Check the Park Board website for more info and details about the pool at minneapolisparks.org and search “Webber Pool.”
Ongoing summer – Summer Camps at North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 North Mississippi Court. Let your kids spend a summer of fun at the park! We have camps all summer long (10 weeks of different camps) from 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m. Register at email@example.com.
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 your Camden recreation center to register for this program and receive your Minneapolis Parks 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.