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Ongoing Third Saturdays, Camp Capri for Middle School-Age Students. Guest artist to be announced. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; lunch served. Register in advance 612-643-2058 or: thecapritheater.org. Enrollment limited to the first 25 registered students

Church Events          

Thurs-Sun 9/6-7 – St. Bridget’s Parish Fall Rummage Sale at the St Austin’s Campus, 41st St N and Thomas Ave N. Thursday September 6 from 9 a.m-7 p.m. Friday September 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday is bag day 8 a.m. to noon; $3 each or two bags for $5.

Thursday, 9/20 – North Methodist Annual Church Buffet/Smorgasbord, 44th and Fremont, 5-7 p.m. Tickets $10 for adults, $4 for children age 5-11, and children under 5 free. Handicapped accessible. Info: 612-522-4497.

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 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.

Community Events             

Saturday, 9/15 – Fit4Fun, Northpoint Health and Wellness event. Free family fun at Open Streets on West Broadway between Bryant and Lyndale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Stroll from Aldrich to Penn at 11:30 a.m.; kids run at 1:30 p.m. Along Broadway: healthy snacks and cooking tips; fitness activities like Zumba, hula hooping, hop scotch, jump roping and hip hop aerobics; and health screenings – blood pressure, dental, HIV, body mass index, dental and more.

Sunday, 9/18 – 12th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour. Experience the beautiful parkways that make Minneapolis the best place to bike in the country. Spanning the Grand rounds Scenic Byway System, the event is a family-oriented, recreational tour for all ages and abilities. Begin at 8 a.m. at Boom Island Park (724 Sibley St. NE). Two routes to choose from; 16-mile and 32-mile, both of which are closed to motorized traffic. Routes include stops with refreshments and bike mechanics. Stick around after the ride for live music, beer for participants 21+ (must show ID), food from local vendors, exhibitor booths and bike tour merchandise for sale. Info: minneapolisbiketour.com.

Ongoing Thursdays – Camden Farmers Market. Open this year Thursdays through October 11, North Market parking lot, 44th and Humboldt, from 3-7 p.m. New vendors and entertainment. Info: Facebook camdenfarmersmarket; IG camdenfarmersmarketmpls; or camdenfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

    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  – weekly community garden work nights. Join neighbors to work, build, gather and harvest at local gardens. Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. at the Story Garden, 35th and Humboldt; Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Penn Ave Garden, 36th and Penn.

Ongoing Fridays – West Broadway Farmers Market. Runs June 9-October 6, 3-7 p.m. at Freedom Square, 2034 West Broadway (Broadway & Logan). Info: westbroadwaymarket.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) 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, facebookboysto menclubminneapolis, or boystomenmpls@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. 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.

Libraries  

Saturday, 9/1 – 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.

Thursday, 9/6 – Healing Circles: Healing Childhood Trauma. Webber Park Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Healing Circles are safe spaces for people affected by trauma to come together to connect, to be heard and to be supported. A mental health practitioner from The Zen Bin will leads this series of programs that will include Healing Circle conversations and self-care strategies. The goals of The Zen Bin are to cultivate safe spaces to heal mind, body and soul, and to help the community organically bring awareness and appreciation of self, purpose and worth. Come to one session or come to all four. If you are in need of childcare call Webber Park Library in advance of each session at 612-543-6750 to reserve a spot. Sponsor: ReCAST Minneapolis.

Saturday, 9/8 – 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, 9/12 – Senior Surf Day. 10 a.m-12 p.m. 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.

Thursday, 9/13 – Financial Literacy for the Rest of Us: You are Not a Loan. 6-7:30 p.m. Webber Park Library. Workshop one with Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven in a series building community and hope through a discussion of debt, wealth and value. Over the past 50 years, more people have come to rely on debt just to cover basic expenses. Who benefits from this system, and who pays? Look at the larger picture of our financial system through interactive lecture, group problem-solving, games and films, and see how we can work together to overcome the isolating and depressing power of debt. Collaborator: ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL).

Saturday, 9/15 – Healing Circles: Stress Management/Self-Care. 3-5 p.m. Webber Park Library. Healing Circles are safe spaces for people affected by trauma to come together to connect, to be heard and to be supported. A mental health practitioner from The Zen Bin will lead this series of programs that will include Healing Circle conversations and self-care strategies. The goals of The Zen Bin are to cultivate safe spaces to heal mind, body and soul, and to help the community organically bring awareness and appreciation of self, purpose and worth. Come to one session or come to all four. If you are in need of childcare, please call Webber Park Library in advance of each session at 612-543-6750 to reserve a spot. Sponsor: ReCAST Minneapolis.

Monday, 9/17 – Author Talk: Anastasia Higginbotham. 4-5 p.m. Webber Park Library. Join Higginbotham, creator of Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, the latest in the critically acclaimed Ordinary Terrible Things series, for a book reading, discussion and art activity. Higginbotham’s books are honest, compassionate and important resources created to help children find their own ways to cope and grow around difficult issues such as racism, divorce and death. What is resilience? What isn’t? Remember a time when you coped with trouble or upheaval in your life, and make a mini collage that puts you at the center of your own story of resilience. Materials provided. Kids event.

Wednesday, 9/19 – National Parks of Northern California. 1-2 p.m. Webber Park Library. Whether you are visiting some of the world’s largest trees at Redwoods National Park or observing the thermal features at Lassen Volcanic, the Northern California national parks are full of fascinating fauna, flora, geology and history. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and learn about the many ways to experience this part of the country. Collaborator: Minneapolis Community Education.

Saturday, 9/22 – African-American Geneology. 1-2 p.m. Webber Park Library. How do you figure out where your ancestor is from when each document you uncover lists a different birth date and location? Using research about a local family from St. Paul’s Rondo Community, learn how professional genealogist Mica Anders broke through this brick wall and uncovered a neat piece of Minnesota history in the process. Collaborator: Anders Genealogical Services. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Saturday, 9/29 – Teen Geekery Club 1-3 p.m. Webber Park Libray. 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.

Saturday, 9/29 – Healing Circles: Moving Away From Harmful Behaviors. 3-5 p.m. Webber Park Library. Healing Circles are safe spaces for people affected by trauma to come together to connect, to be heard and to be supported. A mental health practitioner from The Zen Bin will lead this series of programs that will include Healing Circle conversations and self-care strategies. The goals of The Zen Bin are to cultivate safe spaces to heal mind, body and soul, and to help the community organically bring awareness and appreciation of self, purpose and worth. Come to one session or come to all four. If you are in need of childcare, please call Webber Park Library in advance of each session at 612-543-6750 to reserve a spot. Sponsor: ReCAST Minneapolis.

Saturday, 9/29 – Comedy in Your Community. 7-8:30 p.m. Webber Park Library. Local comic Brandi Brown will present a series of variety comedy shows featuring some of her favorite Twin Cities funny people and interviews with your Hennepin County Library staff. Each show will have different performers and guests. Stop by your library to submit questions for the guest staff appearances. These free events take place after library hours. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Suggested ages: 16+. The shows are in ADA compliant spaces and will have live-captioning.

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 Mondays – Read Together. 2-5 p.m. this summer at Webber Library. Sign up for a weekly 30-minute session to practice reading and do literacy activities with a teen mentor. For kids entering grades K-3. Info: 612-543-6751. Sponsored by the Webber Park Friends.

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

Sunday, 9/9 – Folwell Sports Community Car Wash, 2-5 p.m., Folwell Park, 1615 Dowling Ave N. Come out to support the Folwell Sports Community as they host a neighborhood car wash fundraiser. The car wash is being thrown to raise money for things like cleats, balls and other sports equipment that isn’t covered by existing funding. Come support the community and the young athletic talent that represents Folwell!

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 5:30PM. 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.

Ongoing – Still time to register for Fall Sports at Folwell Park: Youth Soccer ages 6U, 8U, 11U, 13U, 15U boys and girls.Youth Tackle Football:  ages 10U, 12U, 14U. Youth Flag Football: Ages 6U & 8U. Youth Volleyball:  Ages 11U, 13U and 15U.

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 minneapolisparks.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 Camden neighborhoods? Send the info to editor@camdenews.org.