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  • 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****Mill City Farmers Market – Harvest Festival (Last Market of Season)Saturday, October 15, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayStock up now! Keep storage veggies, like carrots, onions, beets, squash, pumpkins, potatoes,garlic, parsnips, celeriac and apples, dry and cool and they’ll keep for months. Hang herbs andcarrot greens to dry or dehydrate them to use all year long. Freeze kale, Swiss chard and collards.Or, get a winter CSA! This Saturday, Sunrise Flour Mill will be offering samples of pizza made withtheir organic Pizza and Bread Flour and baked in a backyard (mobile) pizza oven constructed byowner, Darrold. At this week’s 10 a.m. Cooking Demo, Market Chefs Nick and Heather team upfor one last cooking demo to prepare what everyone wants this time of year: delicious and heartyfood, including Roasted Beet Chevre Crostini. Get recipes from this demo and every Mill CityCooks demos this season in the Market’s Recipe Archive. While the animals are visiting Mill Cityfor the last time this year at this week’s market, you can visit your furry friends the rest of the year atGale Woods Farm in the Three Rivers Park District. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., enjoysustainable agriculture supporters and toe-tapping inspirations, Light of the Moon Band. All day,authors Shelly Holl and BJ Carpenter will sign their book. They take readers on a journey throughthe seasons and around the state with their culinary travelogue celebrating local ingredients, TheMinnesota Table. The Art Market will feature Barnswallow Garden, ceramics by Matthew Krousey,Aprilerre and Woodsport. For more information (including what products are expected at themarket this week – don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s emailnewsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Big Gay RaceSaturday, October 15, 9 amStarting on Main Street in front of Wilde RoastThis 5K run/walk event will raise funds for Minnesotans United for All Families, a coalition workingto defeat the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. For more information:http://thebiggayrace.com/raceinfo.html.Nordeast Big River Brew FestSaturday, October 15, 1 – 4 pmGrain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Avenue NENortheast Minneapolis has an incredible history - and beer is deeply rooted in that history! Servingthe Northeast community for 96 years, East Side Neighborhood Services is also part of thishistory. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. All proceeds raised at the Nordeast BrewFest will go directly toward programs benefiting low-income children, youth, families, and seniors.Learn more at: http://www.esns.org/NordeastBigRiverBrewFestÆbleskive BreakfastSunday, October 16, 9:30 am -- 12:30 pmDanish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway SouthYou’re invited to join the Danish American Center’s æbleskive breakfast on Sunday, October 16.The cost is $8.50 per adult, $5.00 for children age 4-12, younger children free of charge. This yearthey will be serving sausage made from a recipe by Joel Mortensen that Everett’s Meat Market ismaking especially for the center! So come and enjoy all you want to eat and drink: æbleskiver(Danish pancake balls), American pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.
  • 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comUpper River Forum: Asian Carp Invasion: What Will It Mean for the MinneapolisRiverfront?Tuesday, October 25, 5 – 7 pmMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board, 2117 West River RoadGovernor Dayton is calling for quick action to prevent invasive Asian Carp from moving up theMississippi River into Minnesota. After a presentation by Dr. John O. Anfinson, National ParkService, a panel of experts will answer your questions about the negative impact Asian Carp couldhave on the Mississippis ecological, recreational and economic health. How do we slow or stopthe spread of Asian Carp? What about closing Lock #1 and the Upper Lock at St. Anthony Falls?Panelists will include: John O. Anfinson (Resource Chief, Mississippi National River andRecreation Area), Don Arnosti (Policy Director, Audubon Minnesota), Greg Genz (Vice-President,Upper Mississippi Waterway Association), Brian Nerbonne (Stream Habitat Specialist, MinnesotaDepartment of Natural Resources), Russel K. Snyder (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/St. PaulDistrict) and Don Arnosti (National Audubon Society). Co-sponsored by the Minneapolis RiverfrontPartnership and the Above the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee (AFCAC).Howl-ween Yappy HourTuesday, October 25, 5 – 8 pmChuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet, 335 Central Avenue NECostumed cats, dolled-up dogs and their owners will enjoy refreshments from Kramarczuk’s,Ginger Hop and Lunds. All donations will go to the proposed Beltrami dog park. Owner ChuckAnderson and President Bob Hartzell will be at the event to mix and mingle with the pets and theirowners and take photos with their favorite costumes. Other activities will include trick-or-treat bagsfor the first 50 guests, $2 Chuck’s Bucks in exchange for each $1 donation to the dog park,drawings for gift cards, a pet photographer (and chance to appear on Chuck and Don’s socialmedia site and newsletter) and free ID tag printing. Minneapolis Animal Care and Control will bethere selling pet licenses. For information: http://www.chuckanddons.com/pages/events.html (seeMinneapolis-Northeast listings).Mill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgThe Minneapolis Horror: Tales from the Night ShiftTuesday, October 25, and Wednesday, October 26; 6:30, 7 and 7:30 pmVisit the Washburn A Mill at night as costumed actors dramatize the dangers of working the nightshift and the many horrific disasters that have befallen the mill over the years. Hear accounts of thedeadly 1878 mill explosion and the dangerous man-lift elevator, and enjoy dramatic nighttimeviews of the Ruin Courtyard and the Minneapolis Riverfront from the ninth-floor Observation Deck.The program takes its title from the headline of an 1878 American Miller magazine story thatread,”The Minneapolis Horror: Destruction, Devastation and Death.” The story described thedisastrous flour dust explosion on the evening of May 2, 1878, that destroyed the Washburn A Milland killed 18 workers. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children and MHSmembers. Reservations required; call 612-341-7555Breakfast with a Preservationist: Museum in the StreetsWednesday, October 26, 8 – 9 am
  • 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comMill City Museum, 710 South Second StreetThe Lake Street Council has organized a new project Museum that includes several bilingualheritage-discovery walks along Lake Street from Longfellow to Lake Calhoun. The tours willinclude stories of the events and people that have influenced the Lake Street we know today.Plaques highlighting the historic sites up and down Lake Street will form self-guided walking toursto be enjoyed by Lake Street communities and visitors alike. The plaques will be supported by abrochure that will invite people to discover Lake Street’s unique stories at their own pace, over thecourse of an afternoon or over return visits. The Lake Street Council was created to support a vitalLake Street for businesses and residential communities along the corridor. The project is stillresearching pictures and stories on potential sites, as well as seeking funding for installation. It is agreat time for people interested in bringing history to life to get involved. Representatives from theLake Street Council will talk more about the project. Breakfast treats and coffee will be provided(donations are welcome!). Metered parking is available on the street and a municipal parkinggarage across from the museum. Free and sponsored by preserve Minneapolis. For moreinformation: http://www.preserveminneapolis.org.Ultimate Wednesdays: WAMChatterWednesday, October 26, 6 pmWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadAttend this pecha kucha event with presenters from the four finalist teams in the Plaza DesignCompetition, followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field. For information:http://weisman.umn.edu/Sample of Performances at MacPhail Center for Music501 Second Street SouthFor more information about events (including student performances) and classes:http://www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100.Bryan Nichols, McKnight Winner in ConcertWednesday, October 26, 7 pmAntonello HallJoin McKnight Fellowship winner and MacPhail faculty member for an evening of jazz piano worksincluding some of his own compositions.Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts1011 Washington Avenue South, 612-215-2520, http://www.mnbookarts.orgHours: Monday 10 am -- 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am -- 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am -- 5 pm,Sunday 12 noon – 4 pmClass details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available athttp://www.mnbookarts.org/classes/classes.html. You may also register for a class by calling 612-215-2520.Pop-Up Basicswith Sue BjerkeThursday, October 27, 6 – 9 pmThis class will cover the elementary forms for making pop-ups which can be incorporated into bookwork, altered books or cards. Focusing on one-piece techniques, this class will offer multiplevariations on each style of pop-up. As time allows, the class will finish with some examples of multi-piece pop-up structures, using floating layers and the horizontal V. Design considerations will bediscussed for each of the various structures. $45 ($40 members) + $15 supply fee. All skill levels
  • 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comwelcome. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24.Even Further Adventures in Cartonnage: Articulated Candy Box and Bowlwith Sue BjerkeSaturday, October 29, 9 am – 4 pmModern cartonnage grows out of the long-standing French tradition of covering small utilitycontainers with various decorative materials. In this class, well review the essential elements ofmaking unique containers from book board, then covering those structures with decorative papers.Learn the basics of design and construction using various boards, as well as the ins and outs ofmeasuring, cutting and applying decorative papers. All structural components will be hand cut inclass. We will make two structures as time allows: an articulated/expanding candy box with lid anda small bowl. Each structure is unique and makes a great gift. Coverings will be selected fromhand-marbled papers. This class is a follow-up to the October 2010 and February 2011cartonnage classes, but they are not a prerequisite. $90 ($80 members) + $15 supply fee. All skilllevels welcome. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24.Communicating with All Minnesotans about Water ResourcesFriday, October 28, 8 -- 9:30 amMcKnight Foundation, 710 Second Street South, Suite 400The 2010 Census results prove what we already know: Minnesota’s population continues to growmore diverse. Yet, many communities have difficulty communicating with their diverse residentsabout environmental information in meaningful ways—and a failure to connect effectively with allMinnesotans on these issues likely will have negative consequences for the next generation ofnatural resources management. As Education and Outreach Manager for the MississippiWatershed Management Organization (MWMO), Jenny Winkelman spearheaded a specialpartnership with the City of Minneapolis to better understand how the Hmong community accessesand shares information, to understand the Hmong cultural context and priorities for water resourceissues and to develop a customized Water Education Plan. One outcome of this project was thecreation of a DVD, "Dej Tus Kab Ke - The Nature of Water," to increase environmental literacy andwater stewardship in Minneapolis’ Southeast Asian communities. The DVD is about water andpollution prevention, with features on raingardens, household hazardous waste and watersheds. Itis presented in five spoken languages and two written languages. Copies of the DVD will bedistributed at the meeting. Jenny also works with partners to develop future leadership in theMWMO’s diverse communities. One example is the Mississippi River Green Team, aconservation-focused youth development program for urban teenagers—the next generation ofriver stewards and coworkers. These experiences have given Jenny important insights about howto involve diverse and young people in water resources issues. Come learn how we can moreeffectively connect with all members of the public about our work! The Mississippi River Forum ismade possible by the generous support of the Mississippi River Fund and the McKnightFoundation. Light breakfast provided. Free. RSVP to lark_weller@nps.gov.Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)North Mississippi Regional ParkFor information: 763-694-7693; for map and driving instructions: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=430. For programs that require reservations, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line: www.ThreeRiversParkDistrict.org.Free Family Fundays: Trick or Treat AnimalsSunday, October 30, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingTrick-or-treat from station to station. Learn about masked animals that live in the park. Feel free to
  • 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comcome in costume. Free; for all ages.*****Planning Ahead*****The Dirt on Sediment: Water Quality in the Mississippi RiverThursday, November 17, 7 – 8 pmScience Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. PaulOver the last year there have been many controversy-stirring films and dozens of news storiesabout the Mississippis water quality problems. But what exactly are these culprits we keep hearingabout — what is "suspended sediment" or a "TMDL"? And why are "excess nutrients" so bad forthe river? Join the eminent and engaging Dr. Daniel Engstrom at this special Friends of theMississippi River/Science Museum presentation as he answers these questions in anapproachable manner and discusses solutions to the problems. This special presentation is free,however pre-registration is required and capacity is limited. For further information, please see theevent listing. Or, to sign up now, please contact Alyssa Johnson at the Science Museum,ajohnson@smm.org or 651-221-4511. Read more »Drop the Mic! The Light WithinFriday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, 8 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Dowling StudioDrop the Mic is a fusion of the latest hip-hop dance stylists with a contemporary theatrical twist.Local choreographic team Dario Mejia and Giselle Mejia have directed the finest up-and-comingtalent in the Twin Cities. The show will be hosted by Levi Martin with DJ Los Boogie on theturntables. Performers include emerging singer/songwriter Alicia Steele, tap dancer Ricci MilanAnd-a-one on the mic and b-boy Kailen Nelson. An exhibition of two of the best breaker crews:War Machines (Twin Cities) vs. Gravity Benders (Milwaukee) will battle for number one. Drop theMic is packed with powerful group performances including Curio Dance, Obtuse Crew,Heartbreakers and Titambe West African Dance Group. Not to mention, a sneak performancefrom members of Team iLuminate as recently seen on America’s Got Talent on NBC! All ages.Tickets available at the Guthrie Theater Box Office, charge by phone at 612-377-2224 and onlineat GuthrieTheater.org. Tickets are $25; with a limited number of student tickets available for $15.Charley’s Auntby Brandon Thomasdirected by John Miller-StephanyNovember 26, 2011 – January 15, 2012Opening Night: Friday, December 2Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, McGuire Proscenium StageWidely regarded as one of the finest farces of all times, complete with misunderstandings,mistaken identities and madcap frolics, Charley’s Aunt follows an Oxford undergraduatepersuaded to impersonate the millionaire aunt of two college gents hoping to win their girlfriends’hands in marriage. For tickets: 612-377-2224 or http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/buy_ticketsAn Evening with Leo KotkeMonday, November 28, 7:30 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust StageFor the past three decades, Leo Kottke has pursued a unique musical vision that has placed him
  • 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comamong the foremost acoustic guitar stylists of our time. Kottke’s ability to embrace folk idioms andpop melodies as readily as he assimilates jazz and classical influences makes him unique amongguitar virtuosi. Over the years, Kottke has worked in the studio and shared concert stages witheveryone from Lyle Lovett, Mike Gordon, John Fahey, T-Bone Burnett and Rickie Lee Jones, toPaco de Lucia, Pepe Romero, John Williams, John McLaughlin and Joe Pass. Since theguitarist’s 1969 debut, 12 String Blues, recorded live at a Minneapolis folk club, Kottke went on torelease over 30 studio albums, consistently winning over new fans while continuing to surprise anddelight longtime aficionados. Tickets available at the Guthrie Theater Box Office, charge by phoneat 612-377-2224 and online at GuthrieTheater.org. For information: http://www.suemclean.com/shows/leo-kottke/?utm_source=emarketforward - Stay%20In The Loop&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14346465&utm_campaign=Stay In The%20Loop! 10 New Shows%20& WInTickets!.*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Live Music at Crooked Pint Ale House (NEW LISTING)Thursdays through Saturdays, generally beginning at 10 pmCrooked Pint Ale House, 501 Washington Avenue SouthCrooked Pint Ale House is a nouveau urban pub with a local neighborhood feel that offers livemusic Thursdays through Saturdays. A house band will play on Thursdays (no cover), and visithttp://www.crookedpint.com/music-film-and-events for information on who will be playing onFridays and Saturdays.Mill City MuseumMuseum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm; Sunday, 12 noon -- 5 pm704 South Second StreetBuilt within the limestone ruins of the Washburn A Mill - the National Historic Landmark that wasonce the centerpiece of the worlds flour milling industry - the museum tells the story of a mightyriver, a young city and how the production of flour fueled the growth of Minnesota. The museums12,000 square foot exhibit space is packed with fun and intrigue for visitors of all ages. Follow yournose to the Baking Lab, splash around in the water lab and enjoy the rooftop view of the riverfront.The eight-story Flour Tower show tells the story of the mill through the voices of former workers andruns throughout each day. The newly restored West Engine House features Kevin Klings take onMinneapolis history in the movie "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat" and shows every half hour. Fee:$10 adults, $8 seniors and college students with ID, $5 youth ages 6 – 17, free for children under 5and MHS members. Call 612-341-7555 or visit http://www.millcitymuseum.org for moreinformation.Music at Aster Café125 Main Street SEThe Aster Café now has live music on many evenings to complement its food and beverageofferings. For more information and a schedule: http://www.aster-cafe.com/St. Anthony Falls Photo SafariThursdays through Saturdays, 8:30 am – 1 pm and 2 – 6 pm, plus night tours beginning 45 minutesbefore sunsetSundays, 11 am – 3 pm, plus night tours beginning 45 minutes before sunsetA Midwest Photo Safari is a one-on-one, hands-on, photo workshop. The safaris take place on the
  • 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSt. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail east and west banks. The three- to four-hour tours will take youalong selected parts of this historically significant trail. There is also a popular night safari thattakes place four days a week on the east bank. During our safaris, our guides share interestingfacts and the history of the areas we are walking. The main goal of the safari is to helpphotographers "visualize" and compose good photographs. The areas we tour are filled with greatphoto opportunities, which your photographer/guides will point out as we walk. Full info athttp://www.midwestphotosafari.comSegway Magical History ToursApril 1 -- November 15, 9:30 am and 2:30 pm dailySt. Anthony Main, 125 Main Street SECruise effortlessly along the historic Mississippi riverfront on a Segway! The three-hour Segwaytours include a free training session, refreshments and use of a helmet. Included in the price is aFull Admission Pass to the Mill City Museum, 25% off coupon for one of three neighboringrestaurants and validated parking. Cost: $80.00 + tax. Reservations highly recommended. Toursalso are available upon arrangement for corporate and special events, and gift certificates areavailable. For information: www.MagicalHistoryTour.com, 952-888-9200.Guthrie Theater Backstage ToursFriday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 amGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street SouthThis 45-minute backstage tour offers a look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Guthrie.Discover the stunning and expanded features of this state-of-the-art facility and learn how theGuthrie takes its plays from script to stage, including the many intriguing steps in between. On thetour, visit the Guthrie’s various production departments, including the shops where costumes, setsand props are expertly crafted by talented artisans. The cost is $10 per person; $6 for subscribers,students or seniors. To book a tour, call the Guthrie Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online atwww.guthrietheater.org. Additional tours may be scheduled for groups of 20 or more based onavailability. Groups may call the group sales office at 612-225-6240 for information and schedulingoptions. Advance reservations are required for groups of 20 or more.If Walls Could Talk TourSaturdays and Sundays, 1 pmWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadPublic tours of the newly expanded Weisman Art Museum are offered every Saturday and Sundayat 1 p.m. A Weisguide will meet you at the front desk. Tours last for one hour. For information:http://weisman.umn.edu/*****Informational Resources*****Minneapolis Riverfront District Informational Hotline612-673-5123Have a question about things to do or a specific upcoming event in the Minneapolis RiverfrontDistrict? Call the friendly folks at the Hotline (service available during hours when the Mill CityMuseum is open).Temporary Park Road Closure Information Online
  • 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board now has available online a list of temporary roadclosures due to permitted events and other activities through 2011. The information will be updatedregularly and provides a quick, at-a-glance guide to Park Board road closures throughoutMinneapolis. Starting July 13, the Park Board is launching an email subscription service for a widevariety of topics including road closures. To view the document, visit http://www.minneapolisparks.org/documents/road closures.pdf.Telling River Stories Web SiteThe “Telling River Stories” Web site can be found at www.riverstories.umn.edu. Telling RiverStories is a collaborative project that populates the urban Mississippi River corridor with stories ofhow the city and the river have been jointly developed. The site highlights stories about the peopleand places that make up today’s urban river landscape. In addition to the Web site, futureprograms and on-site installations will be part of the overall project. The Telling River Storiesprogram is part of the River Life: Mississippi and U project, a partnership of the University ofMinnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Institute for Advanced Study, Water Resource Center,College of Design and Urban Studies Program. The River Life project connects Universityresearch, teaching and civic engagement programs with off-campus partners who are working toreinvigorate the urban Mississippi River. In the coming weeks, project team members will beadding materials to the site’s coverage of “river stories” in the Twin Cities, St. Louis and NewOrleans. Check back often to view the progress.River TalkRiver Talk is a thoughtful, informed blog about issues that affect the Mississippi River that isprovided by Patrick Nunnally of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment RiverLifeprogram. To check it out: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ione/rivertalk/Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District CalendarThe Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District web site has a calendar feature that has lots ofgreat info. To check it out, visit: http://www.minneapolisdid.com/page/show/207241-calendar#nodePicker-main.*****Riverfront News Articles*****Republic (Seven Corners)http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/131156528.htmlCrooked Pint Ale Househttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/dining/131228264.htmlAsian Carp and Port of Minneapolishttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/131396173.htmlLowry Bridge and Barginghttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/131448753.htmlhttp://www.kare11.com/news/article/942269/391/Lowry-Bridge-construction-closes-Mississippi-for-navigationhttp://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/11/lowry-ave-bridge-work/
  • 9. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comRiverFIRSThttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17511&page=65&category=92Big Gay Race and Neighborhoodfest (second and sixth items in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17514&page=65&category=92Grain Belt Proposalshttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17510&page=65&category=92I-35W Bridge Going Pinkhttp://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/10/12/mpls-bridge-to-go-pink-for-breast-cancer-awareness/http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2324846.shtml?cat=1http://www.kare11.com/news/article/942266/14/35W-bridge-to-go-pink-for-breast-cancer-awareness