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  • 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****Mill City Farmers Market – Honoring HeirloomsSaturday, September 10, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayFrom 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (while supplies last), meet your vegetables! Enjoy the subtledifferences in heirloom varieties of peppers with simple preparations and nutritional informationprovided by University of Minnesota Public Health Nutrition grad students. Sponsored by AllinaHospitals & Clinics. At this week’s 10 a.m. Cooking Demo, learn to make Grilled Corn andHeirloom Tomato Salsa with Chef Heather Hartman and ingredients from Market sponsor, NashBrothers Trading Company. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., enjoy the music of Bluegrassbombshells, The Sodbusters. All day, stop in to see how the animals from Gale Woods Farm andThree Rivers Park District have grown this season. The Art Market will feature BarnswallowGarden, Cracked Clay, Aprilerre and Spring Finn & Co. For more information (including whatproducts are expected at the market this week – don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and tosign up for the market’s email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.John Hiatt and the Combo with Lilly HiattMonday, September 19, 7:30 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust StageDirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns, the new album from acclaimed musician and songwriter JohnHiatt, was released August 2 and is his twentieth solo album. Recorded at Ben’s Studio inNashville, the album was produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes).In addition to Hiatt, the album features Kenneth Blevins on drums and percussion, Doug Lancio onelectric guitars, mandolin and Hammertone and Patrick O’Hearn on bass guitar. John Hiatt’scareer as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and everyone from BobDylan, Eric Clapton, BB King and Bonnie Raitt to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night and The NevilleBrothers has covered his work. In 2008, Hiatt was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall ofFame and was honored by the Americana Music Association with their prestigious “LifetimeAchievement in Songwriting Award.” Tickets are available at the Guthrie Theater Box Office,charge by phone at 612-377-2224 and online at GuthrieTheater.orgSamples 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.Visual Journal Collectivewith Roz StendahlMonday, September 19, 7 – 9 pmDo you keep a visual journal? Do you wonder how others approach this art form? Would you likean opportunity to get to know peers and be inspired by their work? Are you interested in a forum forexchanging information on the newest pens, paints and other supplies? Do you want to committime to practice your drawing skills or find a sketching partner? Do you just want to touch baseeach month with people who understand journaling? Join facilitator Roz Stendahl at MCBAs VisualJournal Collective. This group is open to all visual journal artists of any skill level. Well discussmethods, materials and media. Group members will be encouraged to participate in round robin
  • 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comjournals and theme projects. At every meeting well have discussion, share our work and engageour minds with a fun journaling exercise. For information about this months topic, check out Rozsblog: http://rozwoundup.typepad.com/roz_wound_up/mcba-visual-journal-collective-.htmlFree and open to artists at all skill levels. No need to pre-register, just drop in! To register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#CUTsep13Letterpress I (September)with Sara ParrSix Wednesdays: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26; 6 --9pmThis 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. $280 ($250 members) + $45 supply fee. Great forbeginners. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#CUTsep13Introduction to Book Artswith Sarah Peters, Suzanne Hughes, Sue Bjerke and Sara ParrSix Thursdays: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27; 6 -- 9pmA perfect introduction to MCBAs studios! First, get your feet wet (literally) in the paper studio,exploring the Western tradition of papermaking and paper marbling. Then, get acquainted with theworld of hand-bookbinding, using papers youve made and marbled (as well as other text-weightand decorative papers) in a variety of book structures from the simplest fold books to a multi-section binding. Finally, investigate letterpress lore as you set type and create prints on theVandercook press. Casual clothes and waterproof shoes are suggested. Great for beginners.$280 ($250 members) + $40 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#CUTsep13Ephemera Revisited: Collage Cardswith Jean FormoSaturday, September 24, 9:30 am -- 4:30 pmCreate a wide assortment of artful mini compositions disguised as greeting cards! Use watercolor, stamped images, painted papers, typeface, photos, handwriting, cancelled postage stamps,vintage sheet music, old books and your own stash of collected ephemera. Learn to choose, sortand arrange, guided by the principles and elements of design. All skill levels welcome. $105 ($95members) + $15 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#CUTsep13Paper from Plantswith Emily HoisingtonSaturday, September 24, 10 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, September 25, 12 noon – 4 pmMake paper from plants! Clean out your garden and bring fresh or dried leaves from daylilies,hostas, irises, grasses, corn husks, onion skins and the like. Learn to cook, beat and form sheetsof paper with a variety of textures from natural materials. Dress for mess and wear boots or shoesthat can get wet. Great for beginners. $165 ($150 members) + $10 supply fee. To register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#CUTsep13Sample 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.Publication Reading: Nancy Paddock -- A Song at Twilight: Of Alzheimer’s and LoveTuesday, September 20, 7 pm
  • 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com y p pA Song at Twilight: Of Alzheimer’s and Love is a feature-length memoir by acclaimed Minnesotapoet Nancy Paddock. The book tells the story of her parents’ near-parallel descents into thenetherworld of Alzheimer’s, and the challenges and choices for care that she and her sisters facedwhile confronting this most baffling and tragic of diseases, now afflicting millions of people andtheir families. Published by Blueroad Press, this is one daughter’s story of Lois and RalphPearson, whose love of life and each other transcended the darkest moments of war, separation,heartache and family tragedy to achieve a memorable state of grace spanning six decades ofmarriage. Nancy Paddock lives and gardens in Litchfield, Minnesota, with her husband Joe. Herpoems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including To Sing Along the Way:Minnesota Women Poets From Pre-Territorial Days to the Present, The Writer Dreaming in theArtist’s House, As Far As I Can See: Contemporary Writing of the Middle Plains, Beloved on theEarth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, From the Other World: Poems in Memory of JamesWright, Farming Words and County Lines. Her book Trust the Wild Heart, a finalist for the 2006Minnesota Book Award in poetry, was published by Red Dragonfly Press. Literary Punch Cardeligible.Mill 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 OktoberfestSaturday, September 24, 8 am – 2 pmCelebrate Minnesota brewing past and present as Mill City Museum and the Mill City FarmersMarket team up for a Mill City Oktoberfest. Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Germanywith activities inside the museum, outside in the Ruin Courtyard and in the Farmers Market area inthe Train Shed and Chicago Mall next to the Guthrie Theater. Taste samples of beer and learnabout the art of brewing from Minnesota craft brewers. Watch German cooking demonstrations byHeather Hartman in the Outdoor Café Kitchen. Dance to the music of the Elk River German Bandand the Bavarian Musikmeisters. Enjoy performances by the S.G. Edelweiss Dancers. Relax witha Minnesota brew and German fare in the Ruin Courtyard beer garden. View a display ofMinnesota brewing collectibles with the North Star Chapter of the American BrewerianaAssociation. View photographs of Minneapolis’ historic riverfront breweries. Taste and watch ademonstration of Central European baked goods in the museums Baking Lab. Full schedule ofevents. Free. Regular museum admission required for baking demonstration in the museumsBaking Lab.Minneapolis Riverfront Walking TourSaturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, 1 pmWalk the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future. Participants willvisit the historic district at St. Anthony Falls, which was once the milling center of the world and isnow a growing cultural, recreational and residential neighborhood. A guide from Mill City Museumwill lead visitors onto the Stone Arch Bridge for a spectacular view of the falls, the historic buildingssurrounding it and downtown Minneapolis and will tell stories of the people who have worked andlived in the area and how it has changed over the years. The tour begins and ends at Mill CityMuseum where participants can visit the museum gallery (included in the price of the tour) andenjoy refreshments at the Mill City Museum Café. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and collegestudents, $10 children 6-17 and MHS members. Includes museum admission. Reservationsrequired; call 612-341-7555.
  • 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comAmazing WalkSaturday, September 24, 9 – 11 amNorth Mississippi Regional ParkJoin the Sajai Foundation for a 5K like no other. Bring the kids, bring your friends and bring asense of adventure to try the sometimes challenging, sometimes goofy activities you’ll find spreadout across the 5K walk. Visit the Sajai Foundation’s website. Sajai Foundation teaches kids whatthey need to know to lead a healthy life: good nutrition, physical activity and time spent exploringthe outdoors.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.Soaring SouthSaturday, September 24, 1 – 3 pmMeet several live species of raptors including a Red-tailed Hawk and a Cooper’s Hawk. Learn whysome migrate and some don’t. Talk with naturalists and falconers about the adaptations andnatural history of these birds. Hike along the Mississippi River, and look for kettles of migratinghawks. Reservations required; reference activity #416901-12. $5. Ages: 6+.Free Family Fundays: Salamander SecretsSunday, September 25, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingThey’re slimy and secretive! Visit some live salamanders to see how they live. Free; for all ages.Interact Galley and Theater presents:UNIQUINOX: A Street Festival of the Imagination and Mike Kramer: A RetrospectiveSaturday, September 24, 1 – 4 pm; Gallery opening reception from 3 -- 5pmThird Avenue North between Washington and Second Street, then Interact GalleryInteract will be unveiled as a palace of wonders and celebrate the fall equinox with an art andperformance extravaganza! Guests will marvel at larger than life puppets and be amazed byfantastic creatures of the imagination. Award-winning hip hop and spoken word artistsDesdamona and DJ LastWord will kick off the street festival followed by a pageant of unparalleledcuriosities and a treasure trove of side show cameos including roving minstrels, balloon creaturecreations, caricature drawings, magic and more. The festival also highlights the opening of TheMike Kramer solo exhibit in the Interact Gallery, on display through November 18. Visitwww.interactcenter.com for the full schedule.Gabriel James CD ReleaseSaturday, September 24, 7 pmSouthern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue SouthGabriel James celebrates the release of his fourth full length studio album, "Claro," with his fullband and special guests Megonia. Grass Root Records. Gabriel James is a Minneapolis singer-songwriter backed by a gifted group of funky, jazzy musicians. With an extensive roster of clubsand venues strewn across the U.S., Gabriel has followed-up his refreshing songwriting style withintense live performances since 2002. After a musical hiatus following the release of ‘Fits to Pitch,’Gabriel and his band are back in full swing with the release of his fourth full-length studio album,Claro. This release marks a distinct evolution in Gabriel’s songwriting: The album is a collection oftracks that displays an artist who has truly discovered his sound and his musical voice. As a
  • 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comtracks that displays an artist who has truly discovered his sound and his musical voice. As asongwriter in an overcrowded genre, Gabriel and his band distinguish themselves with creative,catchy and honest songwriting, talent without the wanker, and live performances that are engagingand inspiring. For information: http://www.southerntheater.org/calendar-of-events/.*****Planning Ahead*****A Wine Affair -- Fall in California Wine CountryThursday, October 6, 6 – 9 pmSt. Anthony Main Event Centre, 419 SE Main StreetPlease join the St. Anthony Main Event centre as they visit some of the most renowned wineregions in California - Napa Valley, Lodi and Sonoma – for this six-course meal and wine tasting.Chef Benjamin McCallum has created another menu masterpiece to compliment each of thefascinating wines selected for this months A Wine Affair. The environment is relaxed; you eat atyour own pace and move on to the next course when you are ready. There are three chef stations,each serving a first and second course. Coffee and desserts are included with your ticket price.There are always more wines and martini specials available at the bar. Make a full night of it withyour friends or your sweetheart. The menu is forthcoming! Tickets are only $60 each.Order your tickets online www.awineaffair.net or by calling 612-874-0880.Matt Hires with Rachel PlattenTuesday, October 25, 9 pmBunker’s, 761 Washington Avenue NorthWhen you listen to Matt Hires, what comes across is the sound of an artist self-assured, authenticand at ease with being completely and utterly himself. On his debut release, Take Us To The Start,the 23-year-old Florida native fuses the intimacy of the great singer/songwriters with indeliblepop/rock hooks and propulsive rhythms. The result is a mesmerizing collection of songs that areimmediately enchanting, while becoming more deeply rewarding with each listen. The album isfilled with delights, most notably Hires’ voice, an instrument striking in its warmth, expressivenessand ability to convey a multitude of emotions within a single song. From the first notes of Honey,Let Me Sing You A Song, Matt’s vocals envelop the listener, creating an intimate, captivatingrealm. For information and tickets: http://www.suemclean.com/shows/matt-hires/?utm_source=emarketforward - Stay%20In The Loop&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14513927&utm_campaign=Stay in the%20Loop! Dick Dale,%20Matt Hires, Todd%20Snider, Brandi%20Carlile, Ed Roland%20and Kevin Griffin.The Edge of Our Bodiesby Adam Rappdirected by Benjamin McGovernOctober 22 – November 20Opening Night: Wednesday, October 26Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Dowling StudioNovelist and playwright Adam Rapp’s new play takes a 16-year-old girl with big news for herboyfriend to the brink of adulthood over the course of one night in New York City. Told by a singleactor and developed for the Humana Festival, this marks the first-ever production of Adam Rapp’swork at the Guthrie. For tickets: 612-377-2224 or http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/buy_tickets
  • 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Classes at Surdyk’sMondays and TuesdaysSurdyk’s Liquor and Cheese Shop, 303 East Hennepin AvenueSurdyk’s offers an extensive and fun choice of classes to help you learn about wine, beer andcheese (both in general and specific types). Check out their calendar athttp://www.surdyks.com/Events.aspx.Horse and Carriage ToursEnjoy a tour of the riverfront via a horse-drawn carriage ride. Regular tours are available from boththe Nicollet Island Inn and VIC’s Restaurant on Main Street. For information:http://www.thehitchingcompany.com/Acme Comedy ClubTuesdays through Thursday, 8 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and 10:30 pm708 North First StreetEnjoy stand-up comedy at one of the top five comedy clubs in the country. For more information:http://www.acmecomedycompany.comClasses Available at the Lundstrum CenterLundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, 1617 North Second StreetDream of performing on Broadway? Preparing for your college audition? Looking to get back intoclass? Let the Broadway veteran faculty at the Lundstrum Center help develop your gifts. Fallsession registration is now open. Children and adults, all levels welcome. Programs include: Children: After school programs; age 3 and up. Preteen/Young Adults: Broadway Musical Theatre -- Serious training in dance, voice and theater Adults: Ballet, tap, jazz, Pilates, voice Special Needs Children: “Dance Mania”-ages 6 to 12.The center offers state of the art, spacious, sun lit studios, with free parking and #14 Metro Transitbus-accessible. Class cards available! For a class schedule please check out the center’s websitewww.lundstrumcenter.org or call 612-521-2600 to be put on their mailing list.Keegan’s Pub EntertainmentKeegan’s Irish Pub, 16 University Avenue NEKeegan’s Pub offers a full schedule of live music, Irish lessons, pub quizzes and other activitieseach month. Keegans Pub also is offering shuttle bus service to and from Gopher Football gamesat the new TCF Stadium. Round trip tickets are $10 and include a drink at the pub after the game.For more information and a full event calendar, visit www.keeganspub.com.Twin City Trolleys’ Minneapolis Downtown TourSundays through October, 10 am – 5 pmMinneapolis offers dozens of historic sites and structures that have been preserved andmaintained so that visitors can experience both historic and contemporary sites. For over 15years, Twin City Trolley Tours have been providing sightseeing tours highlighting the best ofMinneapolis. Hop aboard one of our Trolleys and youll experience Transportainment -- a delightfulcombination of transportation and entertainment. With Twin City Trolleys, you can avoid costly
  • 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comparking and city driving while exploring at your own pace as you hop on and off the trolley. Twin CityTrolleys is the best way to enjoy different restaurants, shops and to see the city. The route willinclude Hells Kitchen, Saint Anthony Main, The Soap Factory, Stone Arch Bridge, Mill CityMuseum, Nicollet Mall, Hennepin Avenue, the Sculpture Garden and various other locations.Tickets are $24.00 and may be purchased from the Trolley driver or by calling their office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To board the Trolley you can step on at Saint Anthony Main, theSculpture Garden, Mill City Museum, The Soap Factory or the Minneapolis Convention Center HallC. For more information or http://www.twincitytrolleys.com/content/146.Tours of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve BankWalk-in tours: Fridays, June through August, 11 amOther tours by appointment90 Hennepin AvenueMinneapolis is the home of the Ninth Federal Reserve District, and guided tours of their facilityalong the riverfront at Hennepin Avenue are available without appointment on Fridays (see above).In addition, tours are available for groups and individuals by appointment. The Bank welcomesadult groups and students (grades 7 and older) who are studying economics, banking or finance.The tour consists of a general overview of the Federal Reserve and a walk-through of the cash andcheck departments. The maximum group size is 40 people. Tours are 40 minutes long and free ofcharge. Complete and submit the form at http://www.minneapolisfed.org/labout/ocations/mpls/tourform.cfm to sign up for Friday tour. Note: A photo I.D. is required forentrance to the Bank for those over the age of 18. Please do not bring cameras.*****Participation, Input and Stewardship Opportunities*****Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative Draft Report PresentationsTuesday, September 20, 6 – 8 pmWednesday, September 21, part of meeting starting at 5:30 pmBoth at MPRB headquarters, 2117 West River RoadWith the change of seasons comes the prospect of a change of Upper Riverfront scene, as financeconsultants HR&A and design team TLS/KVA return to Minneapolis, September 19-21, to presentthe Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative’s (MR|DI) draft report to the Minneapolis Parkand Recreation Board, MR|DI committees and the public. HR&A, TLS/KVA and the MR|DI projectteam will jointly author the draft report, which is scheduled for release on September 20. In it, theauthors will summarize the RiverFIRST vision for Upper Riverfront parks development, along withresearch, engagement and other steps taken to gather relevant information; detailrecommendations for priority sites and projects, timing and funding; and suggest steps andstructure for maintaining project momentum. On Tuesday, September 20, the Minneapolis ParkBoard invites the community to join Advisory and Technical committee members to a 6:00 to 8:00p.m. briefing on the draft report at Park Board headquarters. HR&A, along with TLS/KVA andProject Manager Mary deLaittre, will present to the MR|DI Steering Committee on Wednesday,September 21, beginning at 7:30 a.m., also at Park Board headquarters. Minneapolis Park BoardCommissioners will hear the MR|DI team’s formal presentation during the regularly scheduledboard meeting on September 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at Park Board headquarters. Atthat meeting, Park Board planning staff anticipate asking Commissioners to authorize a 45-daycomment period on the MR|DI draft report. For timely information regarding news anddevelopments, community members are encouraged to sign up for the e-newsletter at http://minneapolisriverfrontdevelopmentinitiative.com/newsletter or subscribe to the blog at http://
  • 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com p p g pminneapolisriverfrontdevelopmentinitiative.com/feed.Webber Park Master Plan Input SoughtThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) announces a community survey and a multi-day design kick-off event for Webber Park, located just to the west of the riverfront in northMinneapolis. The planning process will bring together the community and a professional designteam to create a vision for the future of Webber Park. This vision will guide $4 million inimprovements in 2012-13. You’re invited to complete a survey here by September 23. A paperversion of the survey is available at Webber, Folwell and Creekview Recreation Centers or bycalling 612-230-6400. There also will be three different public input events at Webber Park, 4400Dupont Ave North on September 29, 30 and October 1. Please visit the project page for moredetails. View the most recent news release (which includes information on the input events).*****Informational Resources*****Park Board Event CalendarHaving fun in Minneapolis parks just got easier! The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board(MPRB)’s website now features a multi-month event calendar. The current event calendar is nowavailable at http://www.minneapolisparks.org/documents/events.pdf and is a quick guide to MPRB-sponsored and co-sponsored events as well as outside organizers’ permitted events in the parks.Check it out, mark your calendars and enjoy the many events occurring in Minneapolis parks!Minneapolis Riverfront District Web Sitehttp://www.minneapolisriverfrontdistrict.comMeet Minneapolis’ Minneapolis Riverfront District site is a great source for information aboutthings to do in the Minneapolis Riverfront District, including a map.Mill City Timeshttp://www.millcitytimes.comThis web site covers “life, work and play in the Historic Mill District.” It also includes an event listingthat is more expansive than the Mill District and that would be a useful resource for you in betweenissues of the RiverCurrent (or if, as sometimes happens, you accidentally deleted it).Mississippi River TrailThe Mississippi River Trail follows the course of the mighty Mississippi from its headwaters to theGulf. A new MRT resource website has been launched for the Minnesota segment of the trail(http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/mrt.html) complete with interactive Google Earth based maps, anda complete series of maps printable at 8 1/2” by 11.”1 Mississippi Campaignhttp://www.1mississippi.net/This site includes information on the entire Mississippi River and how you can help protect andenhance it.*****Riverfront News Articles*****University “Old Main” Heating/Cooling Plant
  • 9. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comhttp://www.cospp.com/news/2011/09/1490602296/university-of-minnesota-seeks-design-help-for-81-million-old-main-project.htmlCrown Hydro (second item in this piece)http://www.swjournal.com/index.php?&story=17368&page=152&category=69Lowry Bridgehttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/09/lowry-avenue-bridge-is-a-new-take-on-the-arch/