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    • http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****H.M.S. Pinafore CookoutsTuesday, July 12, and Tuesday, July 19aloft Minneapolis hotel, 900 Washington Avenue SouthThe Guthrie Theater and aloft Minneapolis are hosting H.M.S. Pinafore Cookout events onTuesday, July 12 (sorry, I didn’t get this in time for last week’s issue), and Tuesday, July 19. Kickback for a casual BBQ buffet in the w xyz bar at aloft Minneapolis prior to enjoying a performanceof H.M.S. Pinafore at the Guthrie. Each $40 ticket includes a pre-show BBQ dinner at aloftMinneapolis (kitty corner from the Guthrie) with hamburgers, veggie burgers, brats, potato salad,coleslaw and more, plus a ticket to the evening’s performance H.M.S. Pinafore. Call 612-377-2224 and ask for the “COOKOUT” special (handling fees may apply). More details available onlineat www.guthrietheater.org/cookout.Mill City Farmers Market – Minnesota’s First Sustainable Agriculture DaySaturday, July 16, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayCelebrate Minnesota’s first Sustainable Agriculture Day at the Market where they are overwhelmedwith the abundance of summers harvests: sustainable fruits and veggies, pasture-raised meats,poultry, eggs and cheese; artisan chocolates, breads and treats. Its easy to fill your pantry needsat the Market, so dont forget your grocery list! This week’s 10 a.m. Cooking Demo will feature NickSchneider welcoming Mae Lee, farmer with Mhonpaj’s Garden, back to Mill City Cooks. DiscoverYou Can! all day and learn about Pickled Beets. Preserve these ruby jewels this summer and enjoythem all year long. Stop by and enter a raffle for a Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit and for moreinformation about upcoming canning demos, classes and contests at the Market. Meet YourVegetables from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (while supplies last) -- Come try a simple preparation ofEarly Roots and take home a recipe with nutritional information. From 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.,enjoy the Minnesota Bright Stars Youth Dancers, then from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a variety ofsongs, musical compositions and improvisations featuring vocals, guitar, didgeridoos, throat-singing, igil, flutes and more from Skysong Productions. The Art Market will feature The InkOrchard, Tom Jaszczak and Heather Wang, Hmong ABC and Woodsport. For more information(including what products are expected at the market this week), recipes and to sign up for themarket’s email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Fourth Annual Minneapolis Sister Cities Day CelebrationSunday, July 17, 1 – 5 pmNicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power StreetMinneapolis’s Fourth Annual Sister Cities Day will celebrate the City of Minneapolis’s ten officialinternational sister city relationships. This family event and ice cream social is sponsored by theMeet Minneapolis Global Partnership Program and is FREE and open to the public. This yearMinneapolis officials will recognize the 50th anniversary of the Minneapolis/Santiago, Chile Cityrelationship and the 20th anniversary of the Minneapolis/Tours, France relationship. Forinformation: http://www.minneapolis.org/page/1/minneapolis-sister-cities-celebration.jsp.Twin Cities CarifestSaturday, July 23West River Parkway between Plymouth Avenue North and West Broadway AvenueFestivities include diverse music, food, dance, a costumed carnival parade, market, children’s http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.comactivities (and a view of the Aquatennial fireworks). Proceeds support Caribbean hurricane relief.For more info: www.carifest.org.Nicollet Island ConcertsAll concerts at 7 pm unless notedNicollet Island AmphitheaterFree. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/.Monday, July 25 – Ticket to Brasil (Bossa Nova, Brazilian jazz, Samba)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.Lets Go to the Bakery!with Ellen FerrariTuesday, July 26, 10 am – 12 noonFirst, come hungry for Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson and Will Hillenbrand. Second, make atriangle-shaped pie book a la mode. Third, make a whopper-sized chocolate cake book. And last,make a cookie book with cookie bags and silverware. There will, of course, be sweet treats to eat!For families with children age 2 and up. $30 ($27 members) per adult/child pair; $15 ($14) eachadditional participant. Register for this workshop...Book Art Biennial: Pacing the PageSaturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31Minnesota Center for Book Arts is proud to announce the second Book Art Biennial, "Pacing thePage." The strength of a sequential narrative cannot be denied. Artists books, like no other artform, have the ability to cultivate meaningful and intimate relationships with viewers and readersthrough the development, refinement and advancement of content over time. Through workshops,lectures, conversations and exhibitions, MCBAs Book Art Biennial 2011 will explore the power ofpacing, the structuring of sequence, the manipulation of rhythm and the significance of physicalengagement in contemporary artists books. For more information: http://www.mnbookarts.org/events/bookartbiennial.html.MCBA Prize Gala and Award CeremonySaturday, July 30The five finalists for this years MCBA Prize -- the first honor to recognize book art from across thefield and around the world -- will be on display at MCBA during Book Art Biennial 2011 andcelebrate the incredible diversity of this vital art form. For the 2011 competition, a three-memberjury reviewed 147 submissions from 150+ artists, representing 22 nations around the world and allseven continents of the Earth. The winner will be announced at a gala award ceremony onSaturday, July 30. Enjoy cocktails, hors doeuvres and live music while you take in the five finalistswork and mingle with artists and special guests. Then attend the evenings program and witnessthe presentation of The MCBA Prize. Stay and celebrate with champagne and a dessert buffetfollowing the ceremony. Tickets to attend the MCBA Prize Gala are $50 per person. Discountedtickets are available to Book Art Biennial attendees. This event sold out last year; reserve yourspot today! For more information on the five finalists and the Gala, visit http://www.mnbookarts.org/ http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.comevents/mcbaprize.html.Upper River Forum: Our River Life: Nature, People, History MatterTuesday, July 26, 6:30 – 8 pmMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River RoadThe Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership and Above the Falls Citizens Advisory Committee arehosting a series of forums to help us envision and shape a vibrant riverfront. Ten years after thevisionary Above the Falls plan for the Mississippi River above St. Anthony Falls was adopted, thetransformation of the Minneapolis riverfront is getting a jump-start. Both the Minneapolis Park andRecreation Board and the City of Minneapolis will soon be making choices that will help shape thefuture of this segment of the river and our city for generations to come.Father Hennepin Bluffs Park Concerts and MoviesAll concerts at 7 pm unless noted; movies start 15 minutes after sunsetFather Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main Street SEFree. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/.Tuesday, July 26 – Naphtalia and Friends (youthful folk with driving heart) and Breakfast atTiffany’sMinnehaha Park Outdoor Concerts and MoviesMinnehaha Falls, 4810 South Minnehaha Park DriveAll shows at 7 p.m. except as noted; movies start 15 minutes after sunsetMinnehaha Falls, 4810 South Minnehaha Park DriveIn case of rain, concerts will be held in the Minnehaha Falls Pavilion. Free. Concert schedule issubject to change. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/Wednesday, July 27 – Capri Big Band (popular favorite big band selections)Thursday, July 28 – Jack Pearson – Musician and storyteller (family-friendly songs and stories)Friday, July 29 – Sweet Gravitii (funky original R & B, smooth vocals)Saturday, July 30 – Viewers’ choice movieMill City Museum Programs and Events (if the shutdown is over)704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgMill City Live: Outdoor Music Series – Molly Maher & Her DisbelieversThursday, July 28, 6 – 8 pmRising from the snowdrifts and frozen lakes of Minneapolis comes Molly Maher & her Disbelievers,carving out a place for themselves with cinematic visions of love lost and found with landscapesfilled with real timeless roots music. Using Mollys plaintiff vocals and honest writing, she makes thehighway seem lonesome at first, but armed with lush guitar hooks and driving rhythms, shell neverlet you lose your way. Molly and co. have been compared to everyone from Michelle Shocked toBonnie Raitt to Lucinda Williams with a sprinkle of the Band thrown in. Maher’s backing band ismade up of a stellar crew of musicians, including guitarist/back-up vocalist Erik Koskinen, who hasreleased two critically-acclaimed CDs and recently joined Lucinda Williams on stage at theDakota. Molly Maher’s music is a sweet blend of folk, bluesy, electric-organified and country-friedrock. Her next CD will be released in July 2011. The Twin Cities’ most explosive outdoor concertseries is back for an eighth season with a slate of bands curated by music writer Jim Walsh. http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.comFeaturing legendary performers from the heyday of the Minneapolis sound, these concerts will riffon American music in a gorgeous riverfront setting every Thursday from July 7 through August 18.Admission includes the concert and entrance to the museum from 4 to 9 p.m. Food and drink byD’Amico Catering available for purchase. Fee: $5 per person; includes admission to Mill CityMuseum. Free for MHS members.Railroad History TourSunday, July 31, 1 pmBeginning with the arrival of Minnesota’s first rail line in 1862, Minneapolis boomed in population,flour milling, lumber production and warehousing as a rail network extended throughout the UpperMidwest. Take a guided tour to discover the impact of railroads on the Mill City, visiting railroadlandmarks such as the Stone Arch Bridge, Milwaukee Road Depot and the Minneapolis EasternRailway engine house and trestle. Along the way, find clues to the vanishing railroad landscapeand learn about the new rail era that arrived with the Hiawatha light rail and the North Starcommuter rail. The tour will begin and end at Mill City Museum, where participants can visit themuseum’s gallery, included in the price of the tour. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and collegestudents, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Includes museum admission. Reservationsrequired; call 612-341-7555.St. Anthony Main Outdoor Concert SeriesFridays and Saturdays, 7 – 10 pm; Sundays, 5 – 8 pmOutdoor stage at St. Anthony Main, between Tuggs Tavern and VIC’S, 219 SE Main StreetConcerts are free and open to all ages. For full schedule visit http://stanthonymain.com/?page=free_music_series.Friday, July 29 -- Deb Brown Band Visit My SiteSaturday, July 30 -- Billy Johnson Roadshow Visit My SiteSunday, July 31 -- TBAThe Amazing Adventures of the Corporate Wizard in the Land of LARPJuly 29 -- 31Soap Factory, 518 Second Street SEBringing together local and national artists, artist Erik Ullanderson crafts a spectacular 72-hour live-action role-playing (LARP) event at The Soap Factory. Working closely with Minnesota LARP-ers,the artist and The Soap Factory present a weekend of adventure, The Amazing Adventures of theCorporate Wizard in the Land of LARP. The Soap Factory comes to life as LARP-ers unfold theirquests in the vivid environments designed by artists including Karl Unnasch and Scott Stulen.Centering around a single character, The Corporate Wizard, the project is presented in atraditional LARP format, a structured script, controlled by a set of rules and driven by live action.Player Characters and Non-Player Characters (PCs and NPCs in LARP lingo) will engage in a plotline initiated by the Corporate Wizard, a figure that embodies the morals of corporate America.Throughout the 72-hour event each Player Character will find his or her way through the story line ina different way. No endings are written. The outcome of each quest is unknown. Visitors to TheSoap Factory are welcome to explore the game amidst the action. The adventure will take placeprimarily at The Soap Factory. But, quests will also spill into Minneapolis, even reaching thedistant, mythical lands of The Walker Art Center. A full list of weekend events will be posted atsoapfactory.org in July. Volunteers interested in engaging with this project as NPCs should contactthe Soap Factory’s volunteer coordinator: lillian@soapfactory.org. Participating artists: ErikUllanderson, The Guild-of-One, Scott Stulen, Kari Makoutz, Animalcharm. The Soap Factory ispleased to partner with the Southern Minnesota Live Action Role Playing Alliance. Visit http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.comp p y gmnalliance.com to learn more about the Larping in Minnesota.Paddle It! Protect It! – Mississippi River ChallengeSaturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31Twin Cities Stretch of the Mississippi RiverThe Mississippi River Challenge is a two-day, 44-mile paddling event to raise money for a cleaner,healthier river. This is the premier event for Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR), and all fundsraised go toward aiding the organizations work on the Mississippi River in and around the TwinCities. Each paddler over 18 is required to raise a minimum of $250 in pledges ($50 for those 16-18, and no minimum for those 15 and under) to participate in this event. Pledge-raising is madeeasy with your online paddler profile, allowing you to simply send out the direct link to your family,friends and co-workers. Over the course of this event, you will experience a new view of theMississippi River and the Twin Cities that includes: paddling through three locks; stretches of whatseem to be near pristine wilderness right in the core of the cities; camping in an historic fort; livemusic and great food; the opportunity to learn about the history, the ecology and the culture of thisgreat river; and a chance to connect with other local paddlers and river enthusiasts, and more!Early registration is highly encouraged and greatly appreciated. There are a variety of options forparticipation in the Mississippi River Challenge. You can: canoe or kayak; bring your own boat orrent from FMR (rental boats are going fast!); paddle one day or two (each day is 22 miles); spendthe night at Historic Fort Snelling or dont; paddle solo or with a partner. Leave your worries behind(but not your camera!) – FMR will take care of food, shuttling, safety support and fun! This is afamily-friendly event and not a race, so organizers encourage people of all ages and skill levels toparticipate. Visit www.MississippiRiverChallenge.org to learn more and to register!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: Water, Water EverywhereSunday, July 31, drop in any time between 1 and 3 pmAs a gas, solid or liquid, water is everywhere. Learn about the water cycle, become a raindrop,and plan to get wet (optional). Free; for all ages.*****Planning Ahead*****An Evening with the WeepiesMonday, August 29, 7:30 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, McGuire Proscenium StageIndie duo the Weepies have sold more than a half a million albums, and their simple, directsongwriting has sent them to the top of the folk charts in a dozen countries. With more than 100 TVand media placements, they are one of the most licensed current musical groups in the world. DebTalan and Steve Tannen began writing together the night they first met and soon formed theWeepies. A breath of fresh air for fans of songwriters, the Weepies features two unique voices andone unforgettable sound. After a three-year touring hiatus, during which time they got married andhad two children, celebrated California duo The Weepies return with Be My Thrill, the follow up to2008s critically acclaimed sophomore album Hideaway. Their deepest, most accessible albumyet, the album is a collection of 14 tracks that crystallize the pair’s organic acoustic sound and pop http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.comy , y p g p pharmonies. Tickets available at the Guthrie Theater Box Office, charge by phone at 612-377-2224and online at GuthrieTheater.org. Co-Presented by The Cedar Cultural Club. For information:http://www.suemclean.com/shows/the-weepies/?utm_source=emarketforward - Stay%20In TheLoop&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14031315&utm_campaign=Stay In The%20Loop! Adele-%20Rescheduled, Nitty%20Gritty Dirt Band,%20The Weepies,%20Madeleine Peyroux,%20Cadence Hip Hop%20Series, Tedeschi%20Trucks Band.Brooklyn RiderMonday, August 29, 7:30 pmSouthern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue SouthIn anticipation of their 2011 release of the complete string quartets of Philip Glass, theadventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider returns to the Southern Theater this fallwith an all Glass program featuring Buczak, Mishima, Company and the Minnesota premiere ofSuite for String Quartet from Bent. Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with agripping performance style that is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim fromclassical, world and rock critics. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-oldform of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.” The musicians play inconcert halls and clubs, in venues as varied as Joe’s Pub in New York City, the San FranciscoJazz Festival, Todai-ji Temple in Japan, the Library of Congress and the South By SouthwestFestival. Through creative programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider illuminatesmusic for its audiences in ways that are “stunningly imaginative” (Lucid Culture). For informationand tickets: http://www.southerntheater.org/2011_08-29_brooklyn_rider.htm.*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Guthrie Theater Backstage ToursFriday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 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.Mill City Museum (if it has re-opened)Museum 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 on http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.com g y y g gMinneapolis 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 theSt. 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.comJohn H. Stevens HouseOpen Sundays and Holidays, 12 noon -- 4 pmMinnehaha Park, 4801 Minnehaha AvenueThe 1850 John Stevens House was the first frame house built on the west bank of the MississippiRiver in Minneapolis. The civic and social hub for early city founders originally was located near thesite of the current Minneapolis Post Office, but was moved to Minnehaha Park in 1896. Nowrestored, it is open for docent-led tours and by appointment. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 forchildren 12 – 18 and free to members. For information: 612-722-2220 orhttp://www.johnhstevenshouse.org/Segway 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.*****Input, Participation and Stewardship Opportunities*****Public Input Meetings on Upper Riverfront ParksTuesday, July 19, 7 – 9 pmNorth Mississippi Regional Park Kroening Interpretive Center 4900 Mississippi Court http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.comNorth Mississippi Regional Park, Kroening Interpretive Center, 4900 Mississippi CourtThursday, July 28, 7 – 9 pmBottineau Park Recreation Center, 2000 Second Street NEThursday, August 4, 7 – 9 pmFarview Park 621 29th Avenue NorthThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board invites you to share your ideas about newMississippi riverfront parks. The MRDI Project Manager will provide an overview of the excitingparks concepts. The City will be available as a resource to answer questions about developmentpolicy and the Above the Falls Policy Review and Implementation process. And, the MinneapolisRiverfront Partnership will introduce new ‘river tools’ and update attendees on riverfronthappenings. Organizers would like to hear from you about many possible ideas for park featuresand the goals for Upper Riverfront parks. You also can join the conversation online at http://www.MinneapolisRiverfrontDevelopmentInitiative.com. Participate in the community survey; read,comment on and subscribe to the MR|DI’s blog; sign up for their e-newsletter; “like” them onFacebook: facebook.com/MplsRiverDesign; or chat with them on Twitter: @MplsRiverDesign. Formore information: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=52&prid=1573*****Grants, Awards, Contests and Funding Resources*****Grants Available for Water Quality ProjectsWater pollution comes from many different sources, including our everyday activities. How we carefor our yards and grounds, wash and maintain our cars, and even dispose of pet waste cancontribute to water pollution in the Mississippi River. The hard surfaces of our driveways, sidewalksand pathways increase the amount of stormwater entering the storm drains. There are manychoices we can make to reduce these harmful impacts on water quality. Become a partnerorganization with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) by applying for aStewardship Fund grant to work together to improve water quality in the MWMO. The MWMOincludes parts of Minneapolis, Saint Paul, the City of Saint Anthony Village and Lauderdale.Projects funded through the Stewardship Fund Program should achieve the following: 1) improvewater quality or improve water and natural resource management, and/or 2) build communityunderstanding, knowledge and initiative related to water and natural resource issues and solutions.$250,000 is available through three types of grants. Applications for Mini Grants of up to $2,000and for Action Grants of up to $50,000 are due October 3 at 3:00 p.m. Nonprofit organizations,officially recognized neighborhood groups, schools, local units of government and business andprofessional associations are eligible to apply. Individuals, home owners associations andcondominium associations and private businesses may partner with eligible applicants in order toapply. For information about the application process, visit www.mwmo.org/stewardshipfund.html orattend a Stewardship Fund Program Information Session at the MWMO’s office.Thursday, August 25, 12 noon -- 1 pm orTuesday, August 30, 4 -- 5 pm*****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). http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.comTemporary Park Road Closure Information OnlineThe 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 new calendar feature that isstarting to fill up with lots of great info. To check it out, visit: http://www.minneapolisdid.com/page/show/207241-calendar#nodePicker-main.*****Riverfront News Articles*****Guthrie to Celebrate Fifty Years with Hampton Festivalhttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/125079134.htmlCrown Hydrohttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/07/xcel-request-may-muddy-crown-hydro-project/http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/07/10/park-board-stalls-hydroelectric-dealOromo Reunion at Riverside Parkhttp://opride.com/oromsis/oromo/958-oromo-picnic.htmlPark Board Road Closureshttp://southwestminneapolis.patch.com/articles/park-board-road-closures-announced-for-the-next-six-months http://MillCityTimes.com
    • http://MillCityTimes.comStevens House Historyhttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/07/11/neighborhood-notes-moving-stevens-housePillsbury A Mill Dominium Proposalhttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/dominiumpillsbury071311.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Dominium+Development+has+an+%2480+million+plan+for+the+Pillsbury+A+Mill&utm_content={Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Onward+and+Upward http://MillCityTimes.com