Roosevelt High School Foundation to Launch Hall of Fame
Beginning with its inaugural class in 2014, the Minneapolis Roosevelt High School Foundation will launch the Roosevelt High School (RHS) Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will recognize the accomplishments of RHS graduates and former RHS staff and contributors who have brought pride and inspiration to Roosevelt, the community and society. Dan Dymoke, chairman of the Hall of Fame committee, said, “The recognition of these individuals is intended to highlight and encourage a tradition of excellence at RHS.”
The RHS Foundation Hall of Fame committee is currently taking nominations for the first group of 2014 inductees. Candidates nominated will be screened and chosen by a selection committee, and approved by the Foundation Board of Directors. Nomination forms may be obtained on the Foundation’s website: http://roosevelthighfoundation.org/hof/hall-of-fame-nomination-form/.
Participants needed for U of M Research Concerning Airport Noise
A study is being conducted in neighborhoods surrounding the airport to learn more about airport noise and how it affects neighbors on a day-to-day basis. Individual interviews will be approximately 30 minutes (1 session only). To sign up or simply learn more about the project, please contact Dudley Bonsal, Ph. D. candidate, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota: 612-625-6080 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Nutrition Program
Monday through Friday the Volunteers of America host a free/reduced price lunch for area seniors aged 60+. The suggested contribution is $3.50; however, they just ask people to pay what they can afford. No one is ever denied a meal because they cannot pay. Meals are at 1 p.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 1720 E. Minnehaha Parkway. For more info call 952-945-4157 or 612-729-6668.
City of Minneapolis Expands Recycling Program
As a result of a successful pilot project with the Eastside Food Co-op, the City of Minneapolis has expanded its recycling program to now include all numbered plastics #1-7. Newly accepted items include containers such as pudding and fruit cups, margarine, yogurt and cottage cheese containers. Also accepted are paper- based boxes such as those from broth, wine, milk and juice.
Free Home Security Audits
Is having your house or garage broken into a constant worry for you? Stop home burglaries before they happen with a free home security audit conducted by Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Roethele. Contact Sue at the 3rd Precinct by calling 612-673-2839.
Venice in Powderhorn Registration Now Open
Registration for the July 28 Adventures in Cardboard’s Kids Summer Workshops is now open! Adventures in Cardboard (brought to you by the same people who do the Art Sled Rally in Minneapolis) will be working with kids in Powderhorn to build Venice in Powderhorn: magnificent castles, giant mazes, suits of arms and armor, functional cardboard boats and play houses. Working side by side with artists, kids will unveil an actual floating cardboard city anchored out in the middle of Powderhorn Lake. The only way to explore the canals of our city will be in cardboard boats built by our students. Contact Julian for more info at 612-532-6764.
Al Nakba Protest
Wednesday, May 15, 4:30 p.m.
212 3rd Ave. S.
May 14, 1948, marks Israel’s declaration of independence. To Israelis, it’s a day of celebration. For Palestinians and Arabs it commemorates a time they call Al Nakba—Arabic for “the Catastrophe.” May 14th remembers a period during the 1948 war when at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women and children were ruthlessly attacked, massacred and driven from their homes into refugee camps by Zionist terror groups, and have never been allowed to return, which is a violation of international law.
Israel has received, since 1948, $115 billion in U.S. aid, which they use to occupy Palestine. In 2012, the Israeli military used U.S.-made and U.S. taxpayer-funded F-16s and Apache helicopters to attack Gaza. The Israeli offensive killed at least 115 Palestinians and injured some 840, including 225 children.
Today, Israel holds 4,517 Palestinians in its jails, almost 200 of them being held without charge or trial; 170 are children. Palestinian prisoners have organized hunger strikes to protest their injustice and have sparked a solidarity movement in Palestine and around the world.
Al-Nakba 2013, marks 65 years of Israeli occupation. Show your solidarity with Palestine! Say NO to U.S. aid to Israel. Organized by the Anti-War Committee. For more info visit antiwarcommittee.org.
You’re Invited to a Neighborhood Energy Party
Saturday, May 18, 12 to 3 p.m.
Stewart Park multi-purpose room
2700 12 Ave. S.
Our Power campaign will be hosting a party for Midtown-area residents involved or looking to get involved in local energy solutions. We will be discussing updates on neighborhood efforts, information on support and opportunities, activities and ways to get involved. RSVP at http://midtownenergyparty.eventbrite.com. Contact email@example.com or 612-548-1333 for details. Please invite your friends!
Rain or Shine Community Sing
Saturday, May 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Powderhorn Park Community Center
3400 15th Ave. S.
Come help create a 1,000-voice community sing. Songs will be led by Bret Hesla and Mary Preus of Minnesota Community Sings with guest José Antonio Machado. Bring the family and a picnic; community picnic after the sing. $5 donation requested as you are able to cover song sheet printing, venue rental and songleading.
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, people gathered in Minneapolis parks by the thousands to sing together. Crowds of 5,000 – 10,000 and more were not uncommon. We’ll (re)make history when we get 1,000 folks together to sing. No rehearsals, no auditions, everyone sings, all songs led.
We’re booking both the gym and a space outside. So if it pours, we’ll head indoors.
Voices of the Woods
Saturday, May 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
Augsburg College – Sateren Auditorium
2211 Riverside Ave.
This concert is in celebration of a vital resource that sustains our lives—Trees! We celebrate through drums, percussion, marimba and more. Let the music from the instruments that trees provide energize you and make you “awake” and “aware” to the wonder and importance of TREES! Ticket for concert are available at BrownPaperTickets. For more info visit womensdrumcenter.org.
AFTER BOSTON: Attacks on Civil Liberties
Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave. S.
In the wake of the bombing of the Boston Marathon, 9,000 police and 1,000 FBI agents descended on Boston. On April 19, authorities declared a “lockdown,” a term used in prisons. This was like a test run of martial law. Along with the hysteria whipped up by the media and government about terrorism comes virulent anti-Islam and anti-immigrant frenzy. This is particularly important here in Minnesota where the Somali community has been under heavy harassment and persecution, and where the FBI raided the homes of antiwar activists on Sept. 24, 2010. Join us in discussion! For more info call 612-379-3899.
Thursday, May 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hiawatha Elementary School
4201 42nd Ave. S.
Please join us for our Hiawatha PTO Annual Fiesta! Fun for all ages (rain or shine)! Games, prizes, inflatables, activities, ponies, raffle items, silent auction, photo booth and great food!
Longfellow Garden Club – Plant Swap
Saturday, May 25, 12 p.m.
Sanford Middle School parking lot
3524 41st Ave.
Whether you have give-away bags of too-successful perennials or are looking for flower bed or boulevard fillers, this is the place to come. Rain
or shine you can bring your plants beginning at 11 a.m. Plants are usually gone by 12:30 p.m. Garden clubs are free and open to the public.
4th Annual Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Corner of 48th St. and Chicago Ave. between Elliot Ave. and Columbus Ave.
Free for all. Many styles of cars, beer garden for adults, jumper for kids all day, trophies, food and door prizes! For more info contact Mike Kmiecik at BikesandPieces-.com or 612-203-6077.
Arts on Chicago
Saturday, June 8
32nd to 42nd on Chicago Ave
Almost 40 artists involved with the 20 art projects of Arts on Chicago will come together to celebrate the year-long initiative. Residents from Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant and Central neighborhoods encourage Minnesotans from across the metro area to take part in activities that knit together the creative assets of the historic corridor in South Minneapolis. For more information, visit artsonchicago.org.
|Art | Music | Dance | Theater
Community | Museums
Life at the Pace of Pigment
Featuring oil painters Dereck Davis and Tom McGregor. The exhibit will consist of Plein Air landscapes as well as still life and figurative work. Opening reception May 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. and runs through July 6.
Highpoint Center For Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition
Join us to celebrate the culminating exhibition of the 2012-2013 Jerome Residents: Jonas Criscoe, David Frohlich and Caitlin Warner. The exhibition will feature works they created during their nine-month residency at Highpoint, funded by the Jerome Foundation.
May 24 through July 3.
Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave.
Stillness of Place
Keren Kroul presents a series of colorful watercolors on paper. Part of an exploration of narrative and abstraction, this recent work focuses on intricate organic and geometric imagery.
June 4 through July 1.
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
Five in Five
Five African photographers accepted the challenge of conveying visually, in just five images, the essential totality of their respective communities. Hailing from lands associated with the Congolese, the Liberians, the Ethiopians, the Somalians and the African Americans, these five photographers surprise, lecture and nurture a broader recognition of what is “the essential.”
Through June 30
Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd., 55416
Transfer of Money
A photo exhibition illustrating Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, in their homes, in full color. Each individual is a story of life and hope. From Europe to Minnesota, it was here they fashioned their dreams, their futures and their families—their lives are a constant reminder to the value of freedom and the enduring human spirit.
Through June 9
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. S.
Eighteen artists united by their love of the human form have come together to create a fresh, thought-provoking show of drawings and paintings reflecting recent experiences with the live model. During the opening party on May 19 these experienced artists will be on hand to demonstrate their art by drawing portraits of visitors.
Until June 1.
Fallout Arts Studio Space
2601 2nd Ave. S.
Jennifer’s Dancing Upside Down Classes
Classes and workshops take place at Fallout Arts in its beautiful, two-story back studio. Sliding scale $5-10.
Beg/Intermediate—Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Advanced—Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Who Cares? (Quem Se Importa?)
What does it take to make a difference? Eighteen social entrepreneurs from around the world show us how everyday people can create global change through innovative enterprise.
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 55401
An Exhibition of Photos From “We Are Still Here”
A new book, “We Are Still Here: A Photographic History of the American Indian Movement” features photography by Dick Bancroft, text by Laura Waterman Wittstock and a foreword by Rigoberta Menchú Tum. The photographs of Bancroft, an activist and a key documentarian of AIM, provide a stunningly intimate view of this major piece of American history from 1970 to 1981. Waterman Wittstock, a veteran journalist who participated in events in Washington, D.C., has interviewed a host of surviving participants to tell the stories behind the images. The words of Russell Means, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Winona LaDuke and many more tell the stories. Opening, May 16, 6-8 p.m. Through September 1
818 S. 2nd St.
Centers on two men who have gone ice fishing on the last day of the season; the ice is melting and the DNR is watching. They are hoping for something essential, immortal, when a construction worker roars across the ice on his snowmobile, spear, dynamite and fancy dress in hand! And the last blizzard of the season is about to begin …
Through May 18
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave.
Free To Be … You and Me
This musical—which is based on an Emmy Award-winning television series and a bestselling book—encourages children to be who they are, however they are, rather than allowing others to dictate who they “should” be.
Through May 19
212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 140
By the Seat of Our Pants
Interact’s wildly comedic romp, stomp, tweet and post through pop culture is an original, nothing sacred production that’s as wonderfully wacky as we are! Tickets are $18.
Through May 18
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Bain Boehlke directs this ingeniously constructed play that pairs gasp-inducing thrills with copious laughter. Steve Hendrickson stars as Sidney Bruhl, with Cheryl Willis as Myra and Michael Booth as Clifford, both of whom were in the Jungle’s 2012 “Dial M for Murder,” another mystery masterpiece.
Through May 19
Volunteer In-Class Tutors are Desired in Adult Basic Education
Would you like to assist motivated students and a licensed teacher in an English (ESL), math, computer basics, writing or reading class? Minneapolis Adult Education has openings for morning and evening volunteers, M-F at 2225 E. Lake St. For more information, see mpsabe.mpls-.k12.mn.us/volunteer_opportunities or call Ellen at 612-668-3984.
Experience is not needed. Training is provided.
Want to Bring Professional Theater to Your Neighborhood Garage??
Off-Leash Area seeks hosts for the fourth Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour! Do you love the idea of bringing together people to enjoy a performance in your own neighborhood? Do you have a 2-car garage or similar space? The 2013 Garage Tour will run from August through October. For more information about hosting call 612-774-7372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.