Thursday, 9/19 – Annual Smorgasbord (church buffet) at North Methodist Church, 4350 Fremont, 5-7 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults; $5 for children 5-11; and children under 5 are free. Questions contact the church 612-522-4497.
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 Tuesdays – Living Well With Chronic Conditions, Sept. 3, 10 from 1-3:30 p.m. at North Market, 4414 Humboldt. Workshop is designed to improve the self-management skills of people living with ongoing health issues. Conditions like arthritis, mental health conditions, chronic pain, cancer or diabetes can cause those affected to lose physical conditioning and suffer health problems over many years. This program teaches new strategies that will give participants the confidence, motivation and skills needed to manage living with a chronic health condition. Free. Register at yourjuniper.org/classes/register/1314.
Ongoing – The Goddess of Glass & Friends has moved to 3300 Lyndale Ave N, the McKinley Community building and will be ready with a grand re-opening party on Saturday, Sept 7 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Pop in and see how we look here!
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.
Monday, 9/2 – MDRA Victory Races, along Victory Memorial Parkway, begins 8 a.m. Race, run or walk the Steve Williams Memorial 5K! Challenge yourself and run the Double Header! Bring the kids for the Kids Half Mile Victory Lap! Info: victoryraces.com.
Friday, 9/6 – Movie Night at the Story Garden, 35th and Humboldt. Showing Drumline, starting at dusk.
Saturday, 9/7 – Battle of the Badges, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., North Commons Park. Come join all your Minneapolis Police and Fire departments in a Battle of the Badges BBQ rib cook off. Enjoy free food, activities, music and fun. For all ages.
Sunday, 9/15 – The Dog Days of summer are over and the Minneapolis Bike Tour is just around the corner. Join the Minneapolis Bike Tour for a 16 or 32 mile ride through Minneapolis’ beautiful parks, traffic free and fully supported. Enjoy Minneapolis’ bike trails; don’t miss out on this great ride! Register for the 2019 Minneapolis Bike Tour today, minneapolisparks.org.
Friday, 9/20 – S’mores and Stories, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate autumn at the Garden! Join Garden Naturalists for stories around a bonfire. Bring a friend and enjoy apple cider and s’mores during this special evening program at the Garden. Free, for all ages.
Saturday, 9/28 – Patrick Henry School Tours & Breakfast. Join the Patrick Henry Booster Club for a pancake breakfast at Patrick Henry’s cafeteria, 43rd and Newton, 8-11 a.m. Donations of $5 or more per breakfast accepted. There will also be tours of the school so you can see our newly renovated neighborhood school and learn about many of Henry’s after-school programs.
Saturday, 9/28 – Walk to Raise Awareness About Mental Illnesses. 5K walk to raise awareness about mental illnesses and celebrate hope. Live music, picnics, food trucks, speakers, resource tables, a kid’s tent, a tree of hope, team photos and more. The walk supports the efforts of NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to provide education, support and advocacy for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Minnehaha Park, opens at 11 a.m., the walk starts at 1 p.m. Info: 651-645-2948 or namimn.org.
Ongoing Saturday, Sunday – Stop by Mississippi Mushrooms’ mini-farmer’s market, 3750 Washington N., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. thru Oct. for a weekly selection of fresh mushrooms, produce and cottage foods. Stop by year-round for fresh mushrooms tours and kits. Info: mississippimushrooms.com.
Ongoing Thursdays – Camden Farmers Market, 4414 Humboldt, 3-7 p.m. thru Sept. 26. Featuring fresh produce, flowers, jams, juices, banana breads, organic chicken and exciting new products thru the season. Activities for children, cooking classes, fitness events, educational events, live music, different food vendors weekly. Check Facebook for updates.
Ongoing Fridays – West Broadway Farmers Market, 2034 West Broadway, 3-7 p.m. thru Sept. A unique focus on urban farmers, partnering with growers that produce on the Northside, for the Northside. Info: appetiteforchangemn.org/projects/westbroadwayfarmersmarket/. Ongoing summer – Preserve Minneapolis 2019 Summer Tour Schedule. Explore Minneapolis history with 27 walking tours to famous and lesser-known city landmarks and communities. Join experienced architects and historians and visit diverse corners of the city’s historic neighborhoods, buildings and landmarks. These guided tours reveal stories of the past that have shaped Minneapolis from its earliest days to the present. Tickets $12, reservations required; preserveminneapolis.org/ summer-walking-tours/ for a full list of tours, availability and registration.
Ongoing thru fall – Community Gardening in Folwell. Help beautify the neighborhood; get to know your neighbors have fun, food and stories; and celebrate our earth in our community gardens. You don’t need a green thumb. All kinds of opportunities at the Penn Garden, Love Garden and Story Garden. Info email@example.com or folwell.org.
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. Located at the Mission Project, 912 3rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, 952-393-7524; and 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.
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). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. northsideboxingclub.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, September 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 minneapoli spal.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, 9/7 – 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.
Wednesday, 9/11 – 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®. Collaborator: Minnesota Board on Aging and Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
Saturday, 9/14 – Gentrified Memory. 2-3:30 p.m. Webber Park Library. Memory is often tied to place and the displacement of memory has been foundational to the theft of land under settler colonialism and the anti-black logics of gentrification. So how might remembering become part of a restorative practice? Join us at Webber Park Library as poet, Chaun Webster reads from Gentry!fication: or the scene of the crime, and co-facilitates (with you) a space where we identify the shape of what’s forgotten and a vocabulary to recover it. This reading and workshop is made possible a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.
Saturday, 9/21 – Anti-Racist Genealogy with a European-American Lens. 1-2:30 p.m. Webber Park Library. When researching white European ancestors, it can be easy to overlook how whiteness affected their lives and how white privilege has impacted the availability of information and documentation about them. In this class we’ll discuss what’s missing from traditional genealogical practices, how genealogy can inform or reveal racial/cultural identity, and ideas for using genealogy in transforming historical harm. This class assumes a basic understanding of racism and white privilege. Presented in collaboration with professional genealogist Mica Anders. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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.
Ongoing Wednesdays – Kid’s Bookclub, 2:30-4 p.m., Webber Park Library. No pre-reading required, we will share a book, discuss and do a fun activity! Sponsored by Friends of the Webber Park Library. No registration required. For kids entering grades 1-6.
Ongoing Saturdays (beginning 6/22) – Read Together, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Webber Park Library. Sign up for a weekly 30-minute session to practice reading with a teen mentor. Come to Webber Park Library, 4440 Humboldt, to register or call 612-543-6751. For kids entering K-3.
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.
Ongoing thru 10/31 – Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Theodore Wirth Park, open daily from 7:30 a.m. until one hour before sunset through October 15, and on weekends only October 16-31. The Garden is the oldest public wildflower garden in the nation. Its legacy dates back to 1907, when Minneapolis botanist Eloise Butler and botany teachers successfully petitioned the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to create a natural botanic garden to preserve native flora as the city grew. After three acres of bog, meadow and hillside were properly fenced, the Wild Botanic Garden opened April 27, 1907. Info: minneapolisparks.org.
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.
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. 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 email@example.com.