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  • 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****WWA Wakeboard National ChampionshipsWednesday, July 27, through Sunday, July 31Mississippi River off West River Road, between Plymouth and BroadwayThe largest wakeboarding event in the United States is set to make a splash in the Land of 10,000Lakes, when the 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented byRockstar Energy Drink, arrives in Minneapolis. Since 1990, the Nautique WWA Nationals hasattracted the top wake athletes from throughout the country to compete for national titles in each ofits age and skill-level categories. For information: http://wakeboardingmag.com/events/2011/07/18/nautique-wwa-nationals-to-hit-the-land-of-10000-lakes/.Mill City Farmers Market – Taste of Italy with the Italian Cultural CenterSaturday, July 30, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayThe Italian Cultural Center is the hub in Minneapolis for all things Italian, including language, foodand wine, and art history classes, as well as Italian travel info and cultural experiences. Stop by theCommunity Booth and learn more! This week’s 10 a.m. Cooking Demo will feature Market ChefHeather Hartman welcoming Lorenzo Terregrossa of Lorenzo’s Ovens to Mill City. He’ll be bringingan outdoor oven to make authentic Italian pizzas. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., members ofMinnesota Opera’s vocal training program will sing a sampling of Italian Art Songs. At 12:30,following the cooking demo, take a seat in the Market Cafe for a preview of Mixed Precipitation’s3rd annual Picnic Operetta touring Community Gardens throughout the Twin Cities. Discover YouCan, at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. -- Tomato Tomäto – can them whole, sliced, sauced or salsa-ed andenjoy them all year long. Canning connoisseur Liz McMann will be leading a demonstration of safehome canning techniques. From 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m., Phillips Prairie Organic Vodka will be backat the market, sampling Lemon Basil Martinis. Prairie is the 2011 Double Gold Medal winner fromthe San Francisco World Spirits Competition and also was just named #1 Domestic Vodka in2011 and awarded a Double-Gold Medal by The Fifty Best. Stop by the booth to taste and learnabout this organic, kosher and gluten free vodka sustainably produced in Benson, Minnesota. TheArt Market will feature Spring Finn & Co., Cracked Clay, Fruits of the Sea and Old World Cabinet.For more information (including what products are expected at the market this week – don’t forgetyour shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Nicollet Island ConcertsAll concerts at 7 pm unless notedNicollet Island AmphitheaterFree. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/.Monday, August 8 – Jill Holly (singer-songwriter, folk-rock originals)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 Japan!
  • 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comwith Ellen FerrariTuesday, August 9, 10 am – 12 noonVisit Japan with Sukis Kimono by Chieri Uegaki and then create some Japanese arts. Constructa paper koi wind sock decorated with konji characters. Fold some big origami and a little sushibook. Carve a stamp and print your own hachimaki head scarf to wear to our folk dancing circle.Plus, sample some real Japanese snacks! For families with children age 2 and up. $30 ($27members) per adult/child pair; $15 ($14) each additional participant. Register for this workshop...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, August 9 -- Indigenous Music and Magic Wands and Off the Rez (celebrating NativeAmerican Culture)Minnehaha 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, August 10 – Charity Hunt (original, uplifting relaxing night out)Thursday, August 11 – Rhonda Lauria (vocal jazz standards)Friday, August 12 – Dean Harrington and Friends (hot club, swing, Latin jazz)Saturday, August 13 – Sweet Home AlabamaMill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgMill City Live: Outdoor Music Series – Adam Levy & FriendsThursday, August 11, 6 – 8 pmAdam Levy’s signature guitar playing, deft songwriting and charismatic vocals have long anchoredthe Honeydogs, who debuted with a 1995 self-titled effort which introduced their twangy garage-pop sound. Their other recordings include Everything, I Bet You (1996), Seen A Ghost (1997) andHere’s Luck (2001). On their recent CDs, 10,000 Years (2003), Amygdala, Can’t Feel the Beatingand Sunshine Committee (2009), their sound has expanded to include shades of the StonesExile on Main Street, Fresh-era Sly Stone, twilight Hendrix and Revolver-esque Beatles, all withLevys surreal, evocative and enigmatic lyrics. Levy also writes and performs songs for children asthe band Bunny Clogs. He is also the leader of a favorite local cover band, Hookers and Blow. TheTwin Cities’ most explosive outdoor concert series is back for an eighth season with a slate ofbands curated by music writer Jim Walsh. Featuring legendary performers from the heyday of theMinneapolis sound, these concerts will riff on American music in a gorgeous riverfront setting everyThursday through August 18. Admission includes the concert and entrance to the museum from 4to 9 p.m. Food and drink by D’Amico Catering available for purchase. Fee: $5 per person;includes admission to Mill City Museum. Free for MHS members.Women’s Work: History Player Eva Valesh Tour
  • 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSaturday, August 13, 1 pmA costumed actor portraying labor writer Eva Valesh will lead a walking tour highlighting thefactories whose working conditions were exposed by Valesh in a series of newspaper articles in1888 and 1889. Jobs available to women in the 19th and early-20th century and some of the keyevents in women’s labor history in Minneapolis will be discussed. Valesh was a labor writer andorator who also was known by the pen name Eva Gay. Among the riverfront factories singled out by"Eva Gay" was the North Star Woolen Mill, still standing two blocks from Mill City Museum. Valeshserved as labor editor for the Saint Paul Globe and the Minneapolis Tribune. She went on tonational acclaim, working for Samuel Gompers as Assistant Editor of the American Federationist.Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 6-17 and MHS members.Reservations recommended; call 612-341-7555Washburn A Mill TourSunday, August 14, 1 pmGet an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill CityMuseum building. A museum interpreter will take visitors into the buildings many nooks andcrannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the buildingfunctioned during its peak flour milling years and the many changes to the building over time. Alsocovered will be the challenges of preserving the 120-year-old, fire-damaged building; its art,architecture and interior design; and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. Although many parts ofthe mill can be explored during regular museum visits, this is the publics only opportunity for aguided tour through the entire museum building. Fee: $12 adults, $10 seniors and collegestudents, $8 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Tour includes museum admission.Reservations required; 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, August 12 -- Honeywagon Visit My SiteSaturday, August 13 -- White Iron Band Visit My SiteSunday, August 14 -- TBATwin Cities Polish FestivalSaturday, August 13, 10 am – 10 pm, and Sunday, August 14, 11 am – 6 pmMain Street near Riverplace and St. Anthony MainWelcome to the 2011 Twin Cities Polish Festival. This festival is designed to bring togetherMinnesotans to celebrate Polish culture and Polish heritage. The Twin Cities Polish Festival willimmerse Minnesotans in "all things Polish," presenting a kaleidoscope of unique cultural andeducational displays, food and top-notch entertainment. Bring a blanket, take a seat on the lawnalong historic Main Street in Minneapolis, visit with friends, watch outstanding musical and danceentertainment, enjoy traditional foods and beverages and just simply have fun! Youll see foryourself why Poland has earned itself the reputation as one of the worlds most hospitable cultures.Ample parking is available in area parking lots and neighboring streets, with Handicap Parkingavailable along Main Street. This activity is funded, in part, by the Metropolitan Regional ArtsCouncil as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of thepeople of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. For information and event schedule:http://www.tcpolishfestival.org/
  • 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comArt in the ParkSunday, August 14, 12 noon -- 4 pmJohn H. Stevens House, Minnehaha Park, 4801 Minnehaha AvenueBetty Hupperich and friends will present paintings of Minneapolis parks, lakes and rivers. Forinformation: 612-722-2220 or http://www.johnhstevenshouse.org/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: Fish FamiliesSunday, August 14, drop in any time between 1 and 3 pmFish have families. Discover how to tell river fish families apart. Sort toy fish into their families.Free; for all ages.*****Planning Ahead*****Much Ado About Nothingby William Shakespearedirected by Joe DowlingSeptember 10 – November 5Opening Night: Friday, September 16Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust StageOne of Shakespeare’s great comedies, Much Ado About Nothing revolves around two pairs oflovers, with the obstacles to the union of one playing in stark contrast to the love-hate relationshipof the other. Complete with themes of infidelity and deception, not to mention the ever-presentShakespearean clowns, this inevitable and entertaining journey to true love delivers the ultimatehappy ending. For tickets: 612-377-2224 or http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/buy_tickets*****Participation, Input and Stewardship Opportunities*****RiverFIRST Info Packets for National Night OutIn the interest of continuing to gather community input on the RiverFIRST vision for Upper RiverfrontParks, the organizers are making MR|DI materials available to neighborhoods for distribution atNational Night Out block club gatherings. A packet of materials would include up to 40 copies eachof: Community Input Survey (3 pages) RiverFIRST Map & Summary MR|DI Fact Sheet + River Is Flyer River Is + River Could Be fill-in sheetsAll pages are 8.5x11, double-sided. A self-addressed envelope will be included to returncompleted surveys and fill-in sheets. If you, or someone you know, is interested in sharing thesematerials at a gathering, please reply to this email any time before 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29,with:
  • 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com Full name Neighborhood/block club Mailing address Quantity requested (up to 40)Packets will be mailed to you on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30.East Side Bike SummitMonday, August 1, 6 – 7 pmRitz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NECity and County staff working on several bike trails (some of which connect to the river) will be onhand to update participants on the plans and to get input. For information and the agenda:http://mplsbike.org/blog/?p=728.Park Special Event Permitting SurveyThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is currently in the process of reviewing itspolicies and procedures for special event permitting for events held in its regional parks andparkways and at Loring Park. As host to more than 200 permitted events each year, the MPRB isseeking input from event organizers and the public via an online survey available through 5:00 p.m.on August 12. Find out more at this link: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=52&prid=1592.Scherer Brother Site Cleanup PlanWednesday, August 3, meeting starts at 5 pmPark Board headquarters, 2117 West River RoadInformation regarding the environmental clean up plan for the former Scherer Brothers property,located at 9 9th Ave NE and 900 Sibley St NE, just north of Boom Island Park, will be presented tothe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the public during the regular boardmeeting August 3. The environmental assessment of the property, as well as the proposed cleanupplan and other documents, will be available for review on the MPRB website(http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1290) or at the MPRB offices, 2117 WestRiver Road, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To review the documents at the MPRBoffices, contact Cliff Swenson at 612-230-6473 or cswenson@minneapolisparks.org. Writtencomments on the plan will be accepted through August 15 by David Jaeger, Supervisor of theContaminated Lands Unit at Hennepin County: david.jaeger@co.hennepin.mn.us or HennepinCounty Department of Environmental Services, Suite 200, 417 North Fifth Street, Minneapolis, MN55401. The County will coordinate with the MPRB and the MPCA in responding to substantialcomments. For more information: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=52&prid=1589*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****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, site
  • 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com g g y g g p g gselection, 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.Depot Ice Rink (if you’re thinking ahead to next season)Birthday 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.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.phpTwin Cities River Rats Ski ShowEvery Thursday, June 2 through August 25, 7 pm1758 West River Road (just south of Broadway)The River Rats perform an hour-long show combining various water skiing acts with skits andmusic. The acts include Barefooting, Pyramids, Doubles and more. All shows are free, andconcessions are available. The home site is located just north of downtown Minneapolis on theMississippi River. The hillside along the river provides excellent viewing for the best show in theTwin Cites. Grab a blanket or a chair and come on down! For more information –http://www.tcriverrats.com.Godfrey HouseOpen June 4 – August 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 1 – 4 pmChute Square, Central and University avenuesVisit the Godfrey House -- the oldest remaining wood frame house in Minneapolis, first occupiedby Ard Godfrey a millwright and his wife Harriet Godfrey in 1849 Costumed volunteers from the
  • 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comby Ard Godfrey, a millwright, and his wife Harriet Godfrey in 1849. Costumed volunteers from theWoman’s Club of Minneapolis will guide you through this fascinating furnished home and help youglimpse what life was like for early City founders. No admission fee is charged, but donations arewelcome. Special tours for groups may be scheduled year-round by making arrangements with theArd Godfrey House Committee at the Minneapolis Woman’s Club, at (612) 813-5300. Forinformation: (612) 813-5319 or http://www.ardgodfreyhouse.org.*****Informational Resources*****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.htmlSt. 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.Mississippi 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.
  • 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Informational Updates*****Minneapolis Bicycle Master PlanThe City of Minneapolis recently approved a 30-year Bicycle Master Plan. To view the plan:http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles/FullBikePlan-condensed.pdf.*****Riverfront News Articles*****Masu Sushi and Robatahttp://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/125905043.htmlLowry Bridge Fundinghttp://www.startribune.com/local/west/125990463.htmlFort Snelling Upper Post Rehabhttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/07/fort-snelling-upper-post-gets-1-2m-for-repairs/Proposal for Former Jaguar Sitehttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/07/grocery-store-to-anchor-jaguar-site-plan/http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2215452.shtml701 Second Street Apartments and Other Proposalshttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/07/more-apartments-pitched-in-downtown-minneapolis/http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/blogs/126136128.htmlRiverFIRST and East Side Bike Summit Meetingshttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/07/24/neighborhood-notes-northeast-meetings-consider-riverfirst-bike-summitBook Art Biennialhttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/07/24/neighborhood-notes-book-art-biennial-opens-minneapolis-july-30Plymouth Avenue Bridgehttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/126150793.htmlOATI Campushttp://www.thelinemedia.com/innovationnews/oatinewcampus.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=OATI+moves+to+new+22-acre+campus+in+Northeast+Minneapolis&utm_content={Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Ingenious+Solutions