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  • 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****Monthly Triple Feature Comedian EventMonthly starting Thursday, October 27, 9 pmComedy Corner Underground, 1501 Washington Avenue SouthThe Triple Feature Show is a brand new Stand Up Comedy Show presented by The ComedyCorner Underground, featuring three experienced stand-up comedians each month. Tickets: $7with reservations, $10 at the door. $5 with college Id. For information: http://www.comedycornerunderground.com/.Howlin’ Halloween Grand Opening PartySunday, October 30, 4 pmRuff Love Dogs, 1528 Marshall Street NECelebrate the grand opening of Ruff Love Dogs, a new dog daycare, at a Halloween party for dogsand their owners. The event will include music, pet photographer Sarah Beth Photography andcostumed dogs. Proceeds will benefit an organization that rescues pit bulls, Save-A-Bull Rescue.For information: http://rufflovenortheast.com/.20th Anniversary CelebrationNovember 3 – 5Acme Comedy Club & Sticks Restaurant, 708 North First StreetAcme Comedy Company & Sticks Restaurant is partnering with local charity Fraser to celebratetheir 20th year anniversary. Acme Comedy Company will feature a total of 20 national touringheadliners performing their best 20 minutes. With five shows total, four comedians each show,comedy lovers in the Twin Cities will have a chance to see 20 of Acme’s favorite comedians all inone week. Tickets are $20 per show and are pre-pay only. For information:http://www.acmecomedycompany.com/concerts/splash.html.Virkelyst Annual Holiday SaleSaturday, November 5, 9 am – 1 pmDanish American Center, 3939 West River ParkwayThe Virkelyst Society will hold its annual Holiday Sale at the Danish American Center on Saturday,November 5. Beautiful handmade and holiday gift items will be for sale, along with homemadebakery items. Come to enjoy a cup of coffee and kringle and/or a light lunch of delicioushomemade soup and bread. All proceeds from the sale are given to charities.Minneapolis Indie XpoSaturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6, 10 am – 5 pmSoap Factory, 514 Second Street SEThe Minneapolis Indie Xpo (MIX) is back for a second year with amazing local and national talent.MIX is an independent comic book festival featuring over 200 exhibitors from the U.S. andCanada. Over 100 exhibitors are featured in this years Minneapolis Indie Xpo. For moreinformation on becoming an exhibitor, schedules and events please visit the Minneapolis IndieXpo. The exhibitors include web cartoonists, self-published cartoonists, small press publishersand large publishing houses. MIX is free and open to the public. For more information:http://www.soapfactory.org/exhibit.php?content_id=319.Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
  • 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com1011 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.Letterpress Iwith Erin MaurelliSix Mondays: November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12; 6 – 9 pmThis introductory workshop offers you a thorough introduction to typesetting and presswork.Essential for any beginning printer or printmaker, this class will cover the basics of Vandercookpress operation, studio tools and procedures, typography, image-making techniques and editionprinting. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses; thisclass is a prerequisite for Letterpress II. Great for beginners. $280 ($250 members) + $45 supplyfee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html.Printing on the Platen Presswith Todd ThybergWednesdays, November 9, 16, 30, December 7; 6 -- 9 pmWhether you own your own "clam-shell" or have never even seen a press, this popular class is agood introduction to letterpress printing. Set lead type by hand, learn to fit it into a chase, andletterpress print editions of your own design. This class will offer the chance for students to useboth MCBA’s foot-operated treadle platen press and tabletop presses safely in thiscomprehensive workshop. Also open to those who want to bring their own tabletop press. All skilllevels welcome. $180 ($160 members) + $30 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html.Create Your Own Magical World: Creative Writing and BookmakingSaturday, November 12, 9 am – 3 pmExplore the timeless territory of magic in this special combo class with MCBA and Loft staff.Students will record the hair-raising adventures of a main character, the hero, who sets out on amagical journey to save a troubled world and, along the way, encounters menacing villains andmystical beings. Invent your own setting, characters and plot. Then bring your magical world to lifein a pop-up book you make yourself! The day includes a 30-minute supervised lunch break; pleasebring a sack lunch. For kids ages 9 to 12. $93 ($83.70 MCBA or Loft members); low-incomediscount available. Register through The Loft Literary Center at 612-379-8999 or www.loft.org.Thanksgiving Paper DinnerSaturday, November 12, 10 am -- 12 noonCelebrate the colors and aromas of Thanksgiving dinner by "cooking" up some paper. Start bypulling sheets of white paper, then add onion-skin yellow, cabbage purple, cranberry red, citrusorange and more! Use herbs and spices such as crumpled sage, grated cinnamon and nutmeg,too. Waterproof shoes are suggested. Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday mornings of family book artsfun. Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into abook arts project. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults andchildren (or adult/child teams) may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participantreceives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if workingwith his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning.For families with children ages 2+. $30 ($27 members) adult/child pair, $15 ($14) each additionalparticipant. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/families.html.International Cartoonist Conspiracy Meet-up
  • 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSaturday, November 12, 12 noon -- 4p mHosted by the Minneapolis cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy. Draw and chat with yourfellow cartoonists at this monthly open studio meet-up. Location within MCBAs studios may vary(you can always check in at The Shop). For more info, visit the Cartoonist Conspiracy blog. All skilllevels welcome. Free and open to the public. No need to pre-register, just drop in!Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership Great River Outing: Inside the Grain Belt ComplexWednesday, November 9, 5:30 – 7 pmGrain Belt Office and Brewhouse Buildings, 1220 Marshall St NEIt’s time to get out and learn how you can impact the revitalization of the Mississippi riverfront inMinneapolis! The 2011 ‘Great River Outings and event series, sponsored by MinneapolisRiverfront Partnership, offers unique walking tours, diverse forums based on Mississippi riverissues and entries into exclusive spaces that neighbor the River. This tour will go inside both theGrain Belt Office Building and the Grain Belt Brewhouse, with guides from the City of Minneapolisand RSP Architects. Participation is limited to the first 50 who register. Co-hosted with RSPArchitects, Sheridan Neighborhood Organization and the City of Minneapolis. At each Great RiverOuting event, guides with experience in fields like ecology, history, community planning andpreservation will tell the ‘stories behind the story’ and give participants a greater understanding ofhow the community can facilitate and support coordinated revitalization of the Mississippi riverfrontin Minneapolis. Tours and events will be held regardless of inclement weather. Participants arestrongly urged to pre-register online; however, when space allows organizers will accept lastminute additions at the tour starting points. Pre-registration and more information is available athttp://www.minneapolisriverfrontpartnership.org/Sample of Activities and Classes at The Loft1011 Washington Avenue SouthFor information about The Loft’s wide variety of classes and other activities: http://www.loft.org.Reading and Open Mic: Literature and Transnational Adoption -- Lee HerrickWednesday, November 9, 7 pmCome for an evening of poetry featuring Lee Herrick, followed by an open mic. For thoseinterested in participating in the open mic, please sign up the night of the event. Each participantwill have 3-5 minutes to read. Lee Herrick was born in Daejeon, South Korea and adopted at tenmonths old. He is the author of This Many Miles from Desire (Word Tech Editions, 2007) and hasrecently completed his second book manuscript, Gardening Secrets of the Dead. His poems havebeen published in The Bloomsbury Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, ZYZZYVA, among others,and in anthologies such as Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California’s Great CentralValley, 2nd Edition; Seeds from a Silent Tree: Writing by Korean Adoptees; and The Place ThatInhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed. He is also the editor of New Truths:Writing in the 21st Century by Korean Adoptees. He lives in Fresno, California, where he teachesat Fresno City College. Cosponsored by Adoptees Have Answers (AHA) and Adopted KoreanConnection.Mentor Series Reading: Dinty Moore with Rebecca Dosch Brown and Diana XinFriday, November 11, 7 pmThe Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents nonfiction mentor Dinty Moorereading with program participants Rebecca Dosch Brown (poetry) and Diana Xin (fiction). Dinty W.Moore lives in Athens, Ohio, where he directs Ohio University’s BA, MFA and PhD programs increative writing. His books include the memoir Between Panic and Desire, The Accidental
  • 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comBuddhist, Toothpick Men, The Emperor’s Virtual Clothes and the writing guides The Truth of theMatter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction and Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writingand Publishing Creative Nonfiction. He edits the internet journal Brevity and serves on theeditorial board of Creative Nonfiction and is coordinating editor for W.W. Norton’s Best CreativeNonfiction. Rebecca Dosch Brown (poetry) lives in media res in Northeast Minneapolis with herhusband, an electronic composer, and their bright son, whose name means ‘sun’ in Japanese. Shehas been a teacher of creative writing, EFL and cultural awareness, and she has also enjoyedstints as a gardener, translator, editor and an apprentice in modern bonsai and tile-making. Shehas published poems, translations and prose in publications such as Kyoto Journal, Briar CliffReview, Shi to Shisou and mnartists.org. Diana Xin (fiction) moved from China to Minnesota whenshe was three, but spent the past year back in Beijing. She holds bachelors degrees in journalismand creative writing from Northwestern University. Her writing has been published in the AlaskaQuarterly Review, and she was recipient of Northwestern Universitys 2008 Tri Quarterly Prize inFiction. She enjoys yoga, traveling and eating good food. Literary Punch Card eligible.Publication Reading: Jill Breckenridge -- Miss Priss and the Con ManSaturday, November 12, 7 pmIn Miss Priss and the Con Man, published by Nodin Press, noted author Jill Breckenridge tells thestory of her charismatic yet wildly unreliable father, whose pursuit of that elusive “big deal” led tofinancial disaster and a prison term. It’s a tale of silver mines, movie stars, booze and violence, toldfrom the perspective of the little girl who lived through it all. Jill Breckenridge grew up in the West,but now lives and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and playwright John Fenn raised acombined family of five children. A former director of The Loft Literary Center, she originated theMentor Series, a program connecting national and local writers. Jill won the Bluestem Award,judged for her book of poems, How to Be Lucky. Her sequence of poetry and prose about the CivilWar, Civil Blood, was published by Milkweed Editions. The book was nominated for the AmericanLibrary Association’s Notable Books of 1986. Jill’s honors include a Bush Foundation Fellowship,two Minnesota State Arts Board grants and Loft-McKnight Awards in both poetry and prose. Jillholds an MFA in creative writing and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, with anemphasis on creativity. JillBreckenridge.com . Literary Punch Card eligible.Second Story Reading: Kelly Barnhill and Anne UrsuSunday, November 13, 2 pmSecond Story is the Lofts reading series for authors of books for children and young adults. Thismonths reading features novelists Kelly Barnhill and Anne Ursu. The series is curated by authorsSwati Avasthi and Heather Bouwman. Kelly Barnhill has several former careers: school teacher,bartender, waitress, janitor, activist, receptionist, park ranger and wildland firefighter. The sum ofthese experiences, in total, have prepared her for absolutely nothing, save freelance writing whichshe has been happily doing for the past six years. She lives in Minneapolis with her brillianthusband, her three evil-genius children and her emotionally unstable dog. Anne Ursu is the authorof three middle grade novels that comprise the Cronus Chronicles trilogy, The Shadow Thieves,The Siren Song and The Immortal Fire, in addition to two well-received adult books, SpillingClarence and The Disapparation of James. Anne is also a professor of writing for children atHamline University and a lifelong Minnesota Twins fan. She lives in Minneapolis with her son andthree cats.Activities at Keegan’s PubKeegan’s Pub, 16 University Avenue NEHalloween Costume Contest
  • 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSaturday, October 29The winner of Keegan’s costume contest on Saturday night will take home a case of Bushmills IrishWhiskey. The judging will be at 10 p.m. A two-for-one drink special will be offered to everyone incostume Saturday or Monday after 6 p.m. (not valid with coupons or other specials).Marine Corps Birthday and Veteran’s DayThursday, November 10, and Friday, November 11November 10 marks the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The following day,November 11, is Veterans Day. Keegan’s Pub will hold its 10th annual celebration of those events.Marines and Marine veterans gather at Keegan’s each year to celebrate their birthday on the 10thand veterans of all services visit the pub on Veteran’s Day. Publican Terry Keegan, himself aMarine veteran of the Vietnam War, treats each Marine and each Veteran to a free drink and offersSOS (creamed chip beef on toast) on the menu. “This year I have a commemorative coin for eachof the first 100 guests” said Keegan. “The free drink disappears in a hurry, but the coin can staywith them.”North Star Cocktails Book Launch PartyMill City Museum, 704 South Second StreetThursday, November 10, 7 – 10 pmThe new book "North Star Cocktails" by Johnny Michaels and the North Star Bartenders Guild,goes beyond the traditional martini and Manhattan to offer 125 crafted cocktail recipes withmodern flavors. Join Michaels and other premiere Twin Cities "drinkslingers" for a cocktail party tocelebrate their book launch. Sample craft cocktails mixed by Michaels and five others includingAdam Harness of Cafe Maude, Gina Kent of Bradstreet Crafthouse, Jesse Held, Chad Larson ofBarrio and Rob Jones of Meritage. Pip Hanson of Marvel Bar will demonstrate how to chip ice withflair, Nick Kosevich of Bittercube will explain the finer points of hand-crafted artisanal bitters andDean Phillips will showcase memorabilia from the Phillips Distilling Co. Ticket price includes threehalf size cocktails and light hors doeuvres. Copies of the book will be available for purchase andsigning by the authors. Tickets: $25, $20 for Minnesota Historical Society members. On sale at612-341-7555 or www.millcitymuseum.org/cocktails. Must be 21 or older to attend. Valid ID isrequired for admittance.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.Scatology 101: The Scoop on PoopSaturday, November 12, 1 – 3pmA mouse or a moose? Learn which animal left droppings behind and what it tells us about theanimal. Look at a scat collection, create a scat craft, and eat a scat snack. Reservations required;reference activity #416901-14. $5. Ages: 4+.Free Family Fundays: Of Mice and MenSunday, November 13, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingMouse, vole, shrew or mole? Discover who’s who by using mounts, photos, books and stories.Free; for all ages.Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership Great River Outing: Gems along the Mississippi River
  • 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comTrailSunday, November 13, 1:30 pmMarshall Terrace Park, 2740 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55418Join the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership on a walk with park historian David Smith,Commissioner Liz Wielinski and Marshall Terrace resident and AFCAC co-facilitator Mary JaminMaguire to visit three riverfront park gems: Marshall Terrace, Edgewater and Gluek Riverside. Thetour will follow Marshall Street, formerly the Red River Oxcart Trail, and now the multi-stateMississippi River Trail. We will discuss the Above the Falls and the MRDI River First plans tocomplete a continuous riverfront park with walking/biking trails, connecting these riverfront parks.On the route are the Lowry Bridge and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organizationheadquarters - both currently under construction. The event will conclude with a visit to the SampleRoom for a treat and conversation. MRP Events flyer and MRP calendar.Weekend with the Weisguides | The Story of a CollectionSunday, November 13, middayWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadMuseum-in-a-box: Tour WAM’s collection and then create your own collection! 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.MacPhail Spotlight Series: Texture, Thrills and TimbreSunday, November 13, 7 pmAntonello HallSavor a vibrant mix of romantic melodies and rich textures from some of the finest composers ofthe early 20th Century. From Shostakovich to Ravel, experience the virtuosic music from thisperiod of change. Featured performers: Carrie Vecchione, oboe; Ann Benjamin, harp; LucindaMarvin, violin; Lucia Magney, cello; Jason Alfred, piano; Allison Hall, trumpet; Edward Hong,trumpet; Timothy Bradley, horn; Alex Wolff, trombone; Nick Adragna, tuba; and Robert Dorer,trumpet. The MacPhail Spotlight Series showcases the finest musicians in six concerts staged inMacPhails stunning Antonello Hall. This ticketed performance series features MacPhail faculty withspecial guests and provides an intimate listening experience for lovers of classical, jazz andcontemporary music. A unique feature of the series is the post-concert reception where guestsmeet the artists while enjoying light refreshments. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youth (6-18)and seniors (55 and older). Registered students can purchase two tickets at the discountedpurchase price of $5 each. Please redeem student discount in person at any of MacPhail’s threelocations. No refunds or exchanges. Ticket packages: Three Concert Series: $45 (a savings of25% off the single ticket price); Six Concert Series: $60 (a savings of 50% off the single ticketprice). Subscription discount only available for $20 level tickets. Detailed program information canbe found in the series brochure that will be available for download on the MacPhail website.*****Planning Ahead*****The Mad Ripple HootenannySunday, November 27, 7 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Dowling Studio
  • 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comIn November 2007, writer/songwriter Jim Walsh (aka The Mad Ripple) started inviting friends bothfamous and obscure to participate in a weekly songwriter circle he called The Mad RippleHootenanny. Launched as a way for audiences to hear songwriters in an intimate setting wherebar-goers wouldnt talk over the songs, and as a way for musicians from various walks to meet andcollaborate, the Hoot (as it has come to be known) has provided local music fans with some of themost spontaneous, unpredictable, magical and moving musical moments in recent memory. Tocommemorate the fifth anniversary of the Hoot, and to kick off the new Hoot season, Walsh andThe Mad Ripple Hootenanny take to the Guthries Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater for whatpromises to be an unforgettable night on November 27. Tickets are $17 and available at theGuthrie Theater Box Office, charge by phone at 612-377-2224 and online at GuthrieTheater.org .For more information: http://www.suemclean.com/shows/the-mad-ripple/?utm_source=emarketforward -%20Stay In The Loop&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14912137&utm_campaign=Stay%20in the Loop! The%20Mad Ripple, BoDeans%2C Dark StarOrchestra%2C Win Tickets!.*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Musical Performances on the U of M West BankThe School of Music, located in Ferguson Hall on the University of Minnesota West Bank, offers arange of musical performances throughout the year, many of which are free. For more information,go to http://www.music.umn.edu/events/index.phpRegularly Scheduled Walking and Running Tours (note: the season for some of thesemight have ended, so check)Mill City River District 5K RunTuesdays, 6:30 amStarting at Nicollet Mall and Seventh StreetCatch breathtaking views of the skyline while crossing the Stone Arch Bridge – the heart ofMinneapolis’ flour milling history! Along the way other Mill City facts will be shared and photoopportunities are abundant. $25 per person. For information and to register:http://www.cityrunningtours.com/minneapolis.html.Mill Ruins 5K Jogging TourMondays through Saturdays, 8 amStarting at Dunn Brothers, 201 Third Avenue SouthThis historically rich route will meander through the birthplace of Minneapolis as well as thecenterpiece of its revitalization. This tour features the milling district of Minneapolis, which wasonce the largest in the world. This run is filled with history, culture, and breathtaking views of our cityand river. For information: http://twincitiesjoggingtours.com/tours.htmlGopher to Falls Jogging TourMondays through Saturdays, 7:30 amStarting at Dunn Brothers, 201 Third Avenue SouthThis tour brings your through the core of Minneapolis’ birthplace and revitalization sector. You willbehold our newest theater and restaurants as well as get knee deep in our Gopher Pride with aloop through the University of Minnesota Campus. You will then cross a converted rail track back tothe river trail to experience the history within Mill Ruins Park and St Anthony Main, crossing overtwo significant and breathtaking bridges for amazing views of the city and the mighty MississippiRiver. For information: http://twincitiesjoggingtours.com/tour2.html
  • 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comMinneapolis Riverwalk Food TourSaturdays, 11:30 amStarting at Gold Medal Park, Second Street and Tenth Avenue SouthTake a walk along the historic Mill District where you will stroll past museums and theaters, enjoygorgeous views of the river and cross over into historical Northeast Minneapolis. Youll learn aboutthe history of both these neighborhoods and visit the oldest restaurant on the oldest street inMinneapolis while you experience the sites and tastes of this great city. Enjoy tasting and chattingwith other food-loving guests, and walk away with a memorable culinary experience! Forinformation: http://tastetwincities.com/toursDowntown/Northeast Minneapolis Food TourSaturdays through November 30, 11 am and 3 pmStarting at Local D’Lish, 208 North First StreetThe Downtown/Northeast Minneapolis Walking Food Tour will take you on a delicious path throughthe historic communities that highlight the best cuisine of the area. Also included in the tour aresightseeing of local attractions like the Downtown skyline, the Grain Belt beer sign and Our Lady ofLourdes church. This tour is designed for local foodies and tourists alike and it is a great thing todo no matter where you are from! The tour will last approximately 3 hours and will cover 1.5 miles.The tour cost is $42 and can be booked through Zerve. The tour is suitable for all age groups andfitness levels and included in your ticket price is the food at all tasting locations.Guthrie Theater Architectural ToursFirst Saturday of each month, 9 am, plus by appointment for groups of five or moreGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street SouthInfluenced by the Mississippi Rivers proximity and beauty, architect Jean Nouvels vision for"theaters in the sky" made way for countless architectural feats in the facility. Discover its featuresthrough an architecture tour -- covering everything from ground plans to groundbreaking, siteselection, neighborhood influences and noteworthy elements that have garnered worldwideattention. Architecture tours are scheduled the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. and lastapproximately 75 minutes in length. $20 for adults; $15 for students. Call the Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online. Private architecture tours may be scheduled for groups of five or more;advance reservations are required by calling 612-225-6390.Vic’s Live Jazz CalendarFridays and Saturdays, 9 pm – midnightVic’s, 201 Main Street SEVIC’S on the Minneapolis Riverfront steams up Minnesota weekends with a calendar of mellifluousjazz and rhythm & blues bands, every Friday and Saturday evening, 9 p.m. to midnight, no cover,showcasing the hottest talent of the Twin Cities. Relax and enjoy fantastic downtown Minneapolisskyscraper views (especially at dusk). Visit VIC’S web site at http://www.vicsdining.com for thelatest update of the yearlong indoor and outdoor music calendar and more.Birthday Party OptionsDepot Water ParkBirthday party packages available including admission, balloons, party favors, tokens, vanilla icecream, soda, and choice of hot dog and chips or slice of pizza. Package price is $29.95 perperson. Minimum of eight people; reservations required. Contact Kari Kjergaard at kkjergaard@thedepotminneapolis.com or call 612-758-7854. For additional info, visithttp://www.thedepotwaterpark.com.
  • 9. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comDepot Ice RinkBirthday party packages include: skate admission, balloons, soda, and choice of a hot dog withchips or a slice of pizza, vanilla ice cream cup. Cost is $17.00 per person. Minimum of 8 people;reservations required. Contact Kory Kingsbury or call 612-758-7873. For additional info, visithttp://www.thedepotrink.com.*****Informational Resources*****St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board Web SiteThe St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board web site provides information about the history of the St.Anthony Falls area and history-related things to do (including web versions of the various walkingtour brochures); visit http://www.stanthonyfalls.org.Above the Falls Destinations MapThe Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership has coordinated with Minnehaha Media (a division ofHedberg Maps) to produce the Mississippi River Map-Above the Falls Destinations — acomplete map and resource guide to the river and surrounding neighborhoods from the I-694bridge in Brooklyn Center/Fridley down to the Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. Themap is sponsored by Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership. Explore the rich cultural and industrialhistory of Minneapolis’ birthplace on the river and the neighborhoods that grew around it. Ventureinto the natural areas, parks and trails that straddle the river just north of downtown. Dine and relaxat dozens of bars and restaurants in the neighborhoods of the North Loop, Northeast and NorthMinneapolis. All paths lead to the river - it’s time to rediscover the Mississippi! These maps are12” x 18”, full-color (folded to pocket-sized), FREE and available at Minneapolis RiverfrontPartnership events, their sponsors, select retail, restaurants and coffee shops, parks andrecreation centers, schools, neighborhood and community centers throughout Downtown, Northand Northeast Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities — over 80 locations. Please see thearea of coverage: http://www.minnehahamedia.com/gw/missriver_mpls_upper/index.htmlMississippi River Field GuideFriends of the Mississippi River’s Mississippi River Field Guide gathers historical fact andfolklore, information about ecology, natural history and industry, and tips for the river explorer orrecreational user. Browse this site for interesting and fun facts about the Twin Cities area or use itas a guide for your own river adventure. For information: http://fieldguide.fmr.org/Minnesota Great River Road Information and MapsThe newest Minnesota Great River Road information pieces are six maps that have beendeveloped for each of the six destination areas of the Great River Road. They feature a map onone side, with travel ideas on the reverse side. To see all six maps and access lots of otherinformation about the Great River Road, visit www.mnmississippiriver.com.Minneapolis Bicycling MapThe City of Minneapolis now has a great map available online that includes extensive informationof interest to bicyclists, e.g., bike route locations, Nice Ride kiosk locations, points of interest andstreet conditions. There’s one version that you can print out and another that allows you to zoom inand pan around to view the information. Check it out at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles/where-to-ride.asp.
  • 10. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Riverfront News Articles*****Sediment in Mississippihttp://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/wellness/132212533.htmlBig Gay Racehttp://www.minnpost.com/stevedate/2011/10/20/32545/the_big_gay_race_scenes_from_the_run/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=09f7f37274-Newsletter_10_20_1110_20_2011&utm_medium=emailAsian Carp DNA Found in Mississippihttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/132246543.htmlhttp://www.twincities.com/ci_19155477?nclick_check=1http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/20/silver-carp-lock-and-dam-number-1/Asian carp DNA found in Mississippi River in Mpls.Asian Carp DNA Found in MinneapolisAsian Carp DNA Found In Mississippi River In Mpls.Asian carp DNA found in Mississippi River in MplsAsian Carp DNA Found in Mississippi River in MplsAsian carp DNA found in Mississippi River in MplsMollie Maher at Nye’shttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/132258743.htmlMinneapolis Riverfront Partnershiphttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/132361748.htmlColdwater Springhttp://www.startribune.com/local/132416643.htmlMinneapolis Earns Gold Walk-Friendly Ratinghttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17557&page=65&category=92Indie Xpo at Soap Factory and Above the Falls (second and sixth items in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17560&page=65&category=92Ruff Love Dogs, Comedy Corner Underground and Askov Finalyson (first, second andlast items in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17559&page=65&category=92Acme Comedy Companyhttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17555&page=65&category=92
  • 11. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comWashington Avenue Bridge Haunted?http://www.minnpost.com/maxsparber/2011/10/24/32614/haunted_twin_cities_the_washington_avenue_bridge/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=319ee9e83f-Newsletter_10_24_1110_24_2011&utm_medium=emailLower St. Anthony Falls Hydroelectric Projecthttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/10/plugging-into-mighty-mississippi-river-shows-promise-for-hydroelectric-projects/Alliance Français Renovationshttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/alliance102611.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Local+Alliance+Francaise+planning+for+future+building+renovations&utm_content=%7bEmail_Address}&utm_campaign=New+Bottom+LinesObituary – Former Guthrie Artistic Director Liviu Ciuleihttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/movies/132515963.htmlhttp://www.minnpost.com/maxsparber/2011/10/26/32683/the_death_of_liviu_ciulei_and_reflecting_on_the_guthries_artistic_directors