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  1. 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****A Chance to Help a Riverfront Project*****Partners in Preservation – Vote until October 12American Express and the National Trust for Preservation have selected the Twin Cities to benefitfrom the Partners in Preservation program. A total of 25 preservation projects in the metro areahave been selected for consideration, and the project that receives the most votes from the publicthrough Facebook will receive a grant of $125,000. Another $875,000 in grants will be spreadaround to some of the other qualifying projects. There are four riverfront projects in the running: FortSnelling Upper Post Building 67, Mill Ruins Park, Minnehaha Park and the Soap Factory. For moreinformation and to vote: http://www.facebook.com/PartnersinPreservation.http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/130168203.html*****Events and Activities*****Mill City Farmers Market – Mill City OktoberfestSaturday, September 24, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayAt this week’s 10 a.m. Cooking Demo, learn how to make bratwurst from the pros atKramarczuk’s. Join Heather Hartman and Nick Kramarczuk for this intriguing demo into EasternEuropean sausage making. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Mill City welcomes back long-timemarket favorite, the Elk River German Band, a 10-musician group featuring Bavarian-style Germanmusic. Prepare to oumpah-pah! At 11:00 a.m., the SG Edelweiss Dancers will perform. From10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. taste beer from Stillwater’s first brewery since prohibition, Lift BridgeBrewery, maker of the Farm Girl Saison and other delicious small-batch brews. The Art Market willfeature The Ink Orchard, ceramics by Matthew Krousey, Plantworn and Old World Cabinet. In theMuseum, the excitement continues: On your way to the Beer Garden in the Ruin Courtyard, view aphoto exhibit in the Rail Corridor of Minneapolis’ Historic Breweries and Breweriana display. Haveanother sausage and local brew, watch a German Folk Art demo, then join Kramarczuk’s for onemore demo, this time in the Baking Lab! For a full roster of Mill City Museum’s day-long events,visit their website. For more information (including what products are expected at the market thisweek – don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s email newsletter:http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Medtronic Twin Cities MarathonSunday, October 22011 marks the 30th running of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! As in past years, both the 10-mile and full marathon routes will include segments along the beautiful Mississippi River. Forinformation: http://www.mtcmarathon.org/WAMdemonium – Weisman’s Grand ReopeningSunday, October 2, 1 – 6 pmWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadEnjoy yoga with Gorilla Yogas, silk screening on T-shirts and printmaking with Bohemian Pressand a performance by Rogue Valley. Free. For information and to RSVP: http://weisman.umn.edu/.One Minneapolis, One Read event with Michele NorrisMonday, October 3, 7 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust Stage
  2. 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comThis year, folks all over Minneapolis will have something in common: a book. One Minneapolis,One Read will bring people in the city together and spark conversations by having everyone readthe same book. The One Read book is The Grace of Silence by Minneapolis native and NationalPublic Radio host Michele Norris. This memoir describes the experience of the Norrises as thefirst black family on the block in a south Minneapolis neighborhood. Norris also details herdiscovery of race-based family secrets. In her research for the book, Norris learned that her father,upon his return from service in World War II, had been shot by a Birmingham police officer.Minnesota Public Radio News host Kerri Miller will have a conversation with NPRs Michele Norrisabout The Grace of Silence and One Minneapolis, One Read in the October 3 Guthrie event. TheGrace of Silence offers opportunities for conversation about race, family and neighborhoodhistory. For more information and to get involved in One Minneapolis, One Read visithttp://oneminneapolisoneread.com. For tickets to this event, visit http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/events/2011/one_minneapolis_one_read_kerri_miller_and_michele_norris.In Conversation: Seamus HeaneyMonday, October 3, 7:30 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, McGuire Proscenium StageThe Guthrie welcomes Irish Nobel Prize laureate Seamus Heaney for an In Conversation with JoeDowling. Heaney is the author of The Burial at Thebes, which plays this fall on the McGuireProscenium Stage. In 1995 Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for "works of lyricalbeauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past." For information andtickets: http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/events/2011/conversation_seamus_heaney.Upper River Forum: Third Annual River TourTuesday, October 4, 4:30 – 6:30 pmBoom Island Regional Park, 724 Sibley Street NESave the date for this lively Upper River tour organized by the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnershiphighlighting hot places and issues to watch in 2012. RSVP here by Friday, September 30, 2011.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.Copper Street Brass QuintetTuesday, October 4, 7:30 pmAntonello HallThis exciting show features music from Mozart to Dave Brubeck to Billy Joel, and has wowedaudiences with its innovative blend of musical styles and dazzling fusion of electronic effects withbreathtaking brass. Tickets: $10 or $30 for a family 4-pack, free for MacPhail students.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.Homeschool: Small Mammals of Minnesota
  3. 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comWednesday, October 5, 9 – 11 amMice and shrews and voles, oh, my! Explore the lives of our smallest furred animals. Examineskulls and skeletons. Search the park for signs of small mammals. An adult must accompanychildren. Optional: Join park naturalists the evening before (Tuesday, October 4) from 6:30 to 7:30p.m. to help bait and set out live traps to catch animals for class the next day. Reservationsrequired; reference activity #416923-00. $5. Ages: 6 – 18.Webelos: Forester BadgeSaturday, October 8, 1 – 3 pmWith a naturalist, investigate the forest and identify trees and plants. Discover how animals andpeople depend on trees. Look at tree rings and learn how to read them. Reservations required athttp://www.threeriversparks.org/events/W/webelos--forester-badge.aspx. $5. Restricted toparticipants age 8 to 13.Free Family Fundays: Composting with WormsSunday, October 9, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingHow do worms and other creatures turn garbage into soil? Learn how to set up your own compostbin for worms. Free; for all ages.Beautiful DreamerOctober 6 -- November 12Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 7 – 9 pmForm+Content Gallery, 210 North Second Street, Suite 104Solo exhibition of new artworks by Kenneth Steinbach. An installation of work dealing with objectsand materials loaded with historical meanings, cultural references and political positions. Usingmaterials gathered from locations such as the childhood home of Charles Lindberg, elephant ivoryfrom discarded musical instruments and stone collected from a Canadian gold mine, the workbecomes a method for unlocking creative engagements that cross boundaries of time, space andculture. For information: http://www.formandcontent.org/fc_exhibitions/dreamer/dreamer.htm.Mill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgLost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities, with Larry MillettThursday, October 6, 7 pmThe first in-depth look at the history of the Twin Cities’ mansions, Once There Were Castles byarchitectural historian Larry Millett, presents ninety lost mansions and estates, organized byneighborhood and illustrated with photographs and drawings. An absorbing read for Twin Citiesresidents and a crucial addition to the body of work on the region’s history, Once There WereCastles brings these “ghost mansions” back to life. Free.Washburn A Mill TourSaturday, October 8, 1 pmTake an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill CityMuseum building on this guided tour. A museum interpreter will take visitors into the building’smany nooks and crannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how thebuilding functioned during its peak flour milling years and the many changes to the building overtime. Also covered will be how the mill ruin was converted to a museum and office building.Although many parts of the A mill can be explored on a self-guided basis during a regular museum
  4. 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comvisit, this is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building, and the onlychance to see some of its non-public spaces. The tour includes admission to the museum galleryas well as the Flour Tower show. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 childrenages 6-17 and MHS members. Tour includes museum admission. Reservations recommended;call 612-341-7555 or register online.St. Anthony West Historic Riverfront 5K Run/WalkSaturday, October 8, 9 amBoom Island Park, 700 Sibley Street NEThe St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization is holding its Eighth Annual Historic Riverfront5K Run/Walk on October 8. The Run/Walk will take you through historic Northeast Minneapolis,along the Mississippi River and over the Stone Arch Bridge. The race course is USATF certifiedand chip timed. A T-shirt is included in the registration, and prizes will be awarded. Register athttp://www.active.com/running/minneapolis-mn/8th-annual-historic-riverfront-5k-runwalk-2011. Amap of race route at http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=131651. Registration is $25 beforeOctober 4, $30 on race day. All proceeds benefit the Dickman Summer Park Program, B.F.Nelson Park project and other neighborhood activities.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.Introduction to Bindingwith Jana PullmanSaturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9; 10 am – 4 pmLearn several binding styles and basic skills, plus important fundamentals of materials, equipmentand techniques. Make an accordion with a pamphlet stitch, a longstitch binding, and a multi-signature case binding. Simple tools and methods will be used and discussed so each student cancontinue working at home. Great for beginners. $180 ($160 members) + $30 supply fee. Toregister: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24.*****Planning Ahead*****National Theatre Live FILMED PRESENTATION ofThe Kitchenby Arnold VeskerSunday, November 6, 1 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, McGuire Proscenium Stage1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans. Fifteen hundred customers an half ofthem eating fish. I had to start work on a Friday. Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitressesand porters from across Europe -- English, Irish, German, Jewish -- argue and flirt as they race tokeep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparingdishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreamingof a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of
  5. 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comcollapse. We all said we wouldnt last the day, but tell me - what is there a man cant get used to?Arnold Weskers extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since beenperformed in over 30 countries. The Kitchen puts the workplace center stage in a blackly funny andfurious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.For information and tickets: http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/events/2011/nt_live_kitchen*****Participation, Input and Stewardship Opportunities*****Positions Open on Minneapolis Heritage Preservation CommissionThe City of Minneapolis currently has four seats available for appointment or reappointment on theMinneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). All four seats will be appointments of theCity Council. The HPC, Minneapolis CPED Department and the Minneapolis City Council seekyour help in filling appointments to the HPC. If you or someone you know is a resident ofMinneapolis, has an interest or knowledge in historic preservation, architecture, archeology, socialhistory, restoration, rehabilitation or another closely related field, and would like to serve on theHPC, please see the posting on the City Clerk’s website and fill out an application:http://www.minneapolismn.gov/boards-and-commissions/open/HPCVacancy 2011 Fall%20Cycle.asp. Persons may apply on their own behalf, nominate others for consideration or informthe Office of the City Clerk of persons to whom they wish application materials be sent. Pleasenote that, at this time, there is a particular need for appointees with demonstrated expertise in thefields of historic property development and/or preservation architecture. Applications are due byFriday, September 30, 2011.*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Guthrie Theater Self-Guided Audio ToursGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street SouthNarrated by Joe Dowling and several familiar Guthrie actors, this fascinating 40-minute audioexperience takes visitors on a tour of the theater’s public spaces. Learn more about the Guthrie’shistory and the unique architectural elements of the Jean Nouvel-designed building. Headsetrentals are available at the Box Office from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $5 per person. (Sunday rentals endat 6 p.m.)Guthrie Theater Virtual TourThe Guthrie Theater now offers an online virtual tour, offering a new way to explore the acclaimedMinneapolis cultural destination designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Openedin 2006 along the banks of the Mississippi River, the 285,000-square-foot theater center is open tothe public daily at 8 a.m., and has served as an anchor in the rebirth of Minneapolis’ historic MillDistrict, while attracting visitors from around the globe. Created by Minnesota-based CircaVista,the new interactive journey lets visitors explore five floors of public spaces, offering a great previewof the sweeping panoramic views enjoyed from the Guthrie’s signature Endless Bridge, as well asa look inside each of the three performance spaces. To take the virtual tour, visitwww.guthrietheater.org/virtualtour.Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam ToursThursdays through Mondays, 9:30 am – 6 pm (or as posted at the lock and dam)Upper St. Anthony Falls lock and dam, 1 Portland Avenue South
  6. 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comThe Visitor Center at Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers, St. Paul District, offers tours of their facility. The tour information will consist of thehistory of Upper St. Anthony Falls, navigation on the Mississippi and the operation of the lockstructure. Tours will take place in the visitor center, and a visitor safety and security briefing will beprovided to each group before they enter the facility. A maximum of 30 people allowed for eachtour. Free.Music at Red Stag Supper ClubWednesdays and Thursdays at 10 pm; Sundays at 9 pmRed Stag Supper Club, 509 First Avenue NEThe Red Stag Supperclub offers live music three nights a week. For more information on theirvarious special food and libation offerings and a music schedule, visithttp://www.redstagsupperclub.com.Mighty Mississippi Discovery BackpacksCheck out a free, fun Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpack at three Metro river parks. Thebackpacks include everything needed to explore the park and the Mississippi River includingactivity cards, binoculars, magnifying lenses, bird calls, easy-to-use nature guides and more!Discovery Backpacks are great for families, friends and individuals. Scouts and other groups cancheck out the special “Group Pack” which includes additional activities and supplies to help groupsof 10-20 people have fun and learn while exploring along the Mississippi River. Check-out a MightyMississippi Discovery Backpack at the North Mississippi Regional Park (763-694-7693),Mississippi River Visitor Center of the National Park Service (651-293-0200) at the ScienceMuseum of Minnesota and Fort Snelling State Park (612-725-2724). Call any check-out site formore information. The Discovery Backpacks were made possible through a grant from theMcKnight Foundation and the Mississippi River Fund. The packs are developed by the MississippiNational River and Recreation Area of the National Park Service and offered in cooperation withpartner sites. Visit http://www.nps.gov/miss to learn more about the Mississippi National River andRecreation Area.Minneapolis Queen and Paradise Lady Public CruisesDeparting from Boom Island Park, 700 Sibley Street NEwww.TwinCitiesCruises.com, 952-474-8058Sunday Brunch and Lock CruiseSundays, 11 am – 1 pmExperience a "lock through" of the Upper St. Anthony Lock aboard the Paradise Lady, marvel atthe view of the upper Falls, while taking in the beauty of the Minneapolis skyline and the historicbeauty of the majestic Mississippi River to the new 35W bridge. Adults-$30, children ages 2 - 12are $25.50. Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. Friday prior to cruise.Sightseeing and Lock CruisesEvery Saturday and Sunday through October 16, 12 noon – 1:30 pm and 2 – 3:30 pmMay, September and October: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 noon – 1:30 pmJune, July and August: Mondays through Wednesdays, 12 noon – 1:30 pm, Thursdays and Fridays,12 noon – 1:30 pm and 2 – 3:30 pmEnjoy the sights of historic downtown Minneapolis with a narrated tour complete with a trip throughthe deepest lock on the Mississippi River, at St. Anthony Falls, while viewing the new 35W bridge.Adults-$17.50, children ages 2 – 12 are $9.50. Advanced reservations recommended. Walk upsare NOT guaranteed.
  7. 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comHappy Hour, Pizza and Lock CruiseWednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 pmTake a narrated cruise on the Mississippi River through downtown Minneapolis, locking throughthe Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock while enjoying the beautiful Minneapolis skyline, views of the new35W bridge, along with happy hour drink prices with a full cash bar available and complimentarypizza served. Adults-$25.50, children 2 – 12 are $9.50. Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m.day of cruise.Friday Evening Dinner and CruisesFridays, beginning in May, 6:30 – 9 pmExperience a "lock through" of the Upper St. Anthony Lock, marvel at the view of the upper Falls,while taking in the beauty of the Minneapolis skyline and the historic beauty of the majesticMississippi River to the new 35W bridge. Adults $45.50, children ages 2 - 12 are $30.50.Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. day prior to cruise.*****Informational Resources*****Cyclopath Bicycling InfoCyclopath is a new online bicycle routing site that provides information about cycling routes,physical characteristics, etc. To check it out: http://cyclopath.org/Mississippi National River and Recreation AreaThe stretch of riverfront through the Twin Cities is a unit of the National Park Service – theMississippi National River and Recreation Area. To learn more about the Mississippi River’sNational Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/missGreat River Road Explorers GuideMost of the Great River Road Explorers Guide for Minnesota is now available on-line and can bedownloaded in PDF format - just go to http://www.mnmississippiriver.com/mnmississippiriver.comguide.cfm.River-Friendly Landscaping Tips and ResourcesAs rain barrels, composting, native plants, raingardens and other eco-friendly landscapingpractices have grown in popularity, so have the number of websites offering information on them. Infact, there are now so many online resources it can be difficult to wade through them all to find whatyou need, when you need it. This is where the new Friends of the Mississippi River “Landscape forthe river” webpage comes in. This resource offers selective listings of the most-requested localand practical resources, in as brief a fashion as possible. Read more »*****Riverfront News Articles*****Much Ado about Nothing at Guthriehttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/129894763.htmlRocky Horror Picture Show at Lab Theaterhttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/129953423.htmlMarvel Bar (200 North First Street)
  8. 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comhttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/129953423.htmlAsian Carphttp://www.startribune.com/local/129926158.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/local/130031543.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/130242498.htmlMuch Ado about Nothing at Guthriehttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/130129888.htmlI-35W Bridge Memorialhttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/130119633.htmlBig River Journeyhttp://southwest-calhoun.kstp.com/news/news/105286-mpls-kids-help-mississippi-river-classroom-reach-milestone