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  1. 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comNote to my readers: SUMMER BREAKYour editor is going to take a summer break! So, this issue of the RiverCurrent is coming out aday early and also includes what would have been in next week’s issue. I’ll return to the normalschedule for the issues of August 17 and 18.*****Events and Activities*****Mill City Farmers MarketSaturday, August 6, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayThis week’s 10 a.m. Cooking Demo will feature Market Chef Heather Hartman as she demystifiespesto (it’s not for basil alone!) in this simple, summery soup with ingredients from market sponsor,Nash Brothers Trading Company. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., enjoy Market maven, NicholaMiller, and her soulful singing. Stop by the Community Booth to learn more about the LandStewardship Project. The Art Market will feature Featuring Weavers Guild, Guillermo Cuellar, Fruitsof the Sea and Jim Benson.. For more information (including what products are expected at themarket this week – don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s emailnewsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Mill City Farmers MarketSaturday, August 13, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayI don’t have the specifics about the market’s plans for August 13, but you can count on a cookingdemo, some music and lots of great food and art to buy! For more information (including whatproducts are expected at the market that week – don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and tosign up for the market’s email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.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.Concertina Structureswith Sue BjerkeMonday, August 15, 6 – 9 pmThe folded book form known as the concertina (or accordion) has numerous variations andapplications. This class will focus on four concertina book structures: the hard cover triangle, thehard cover non-adhesive, the wrap-around cover with closure and the single sheet surprise format.Other varieties of the versatile concertina will be discussed as time allows. All skill levels welcome.$90 ($80 members) + $15 supply fee. Register for this workshopLets Go to the Museum!with Ellen FerrariTuesday, August 16, 10 am – 12 noonCome and meet two artists in When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden. Learn to make paperwith white cotton pulp, then "paint" your masterpieces with pulp in a rainbow of colors. Use colorful
  2. 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comyarn and eye droppers for added artistic effects. "Art Opening" snacks will be served. Dress formess with water-safe shoes. For families with children age 2 and up. $30 ($27 members) peradult/child pair; $15 ($14) each additional participant. Register for this workshop...Book Arts Roundtable: Collaboration ChatTuesday, August 16, 7 pmJoin us for a panel discussion of the joys and challenges of collaboration between writers andartists. This panel will feature collaborators Will Dinski and Mark Ehling, plus more collaboratingwriter/artist teams to be announced. Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a hub of creativity whereinteresting, passionate and knowledgeable people like you learn, share ideas and get inspired.Join the conversation by attending our fun, interactive Book Arts Roundtables in MCBAs livelystudios. Always free and always open to the public!Woven Bindingswith CB SherlockSaturday, August 20, 10 am – 5 pmBind books without sewing! In this class, youll learn two variations of woven bindings. One, a hardcover with vellum strips, uses single sheets of paper; the other, a soft cover with paper strips, is afolio–single sheet combination. Both structures offer great ways to put drawings and paintingseasily into a book structure. All skill levels welcome. $105 ($95 members) + $30 supply fee.Register for this workshopLets Go to the Junkyard!with Ellen FerrariTuesday, August 23; 10 am – 12 noonWander through the wonderful world of trash in Rodney A. Greenblatts wacky Aunt Ippys House ofJunk. Turn our wacky junk -- CDs, yogurt containers, toilet paper tubes, shredded money and more-- into one-of-a-kind books. Fold, paste and collage our junk into your gems. And dont forget"wacky" snacks! For families with children age 2 and up. $30 ($27 members) per adult/child pair,$15 ($14) each additional participant. Register for this workshop...Nicollet Island ConcertsAll concerts at 7 pm unless notedNicollet Island AmphitheaterFree. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/.Monday, August 15 – Detroit Don King Band (authentic urban blues and jazz)Monday, August 22 – Minnesota Association of Songwriters (songwriter showcase)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 16 -- Indigenous Music and Six Movies (celebrating Native American Culture)Tuesday, August 23 -- Indigenous Music and Movies (celebrating Native American Culture)Wapawekka (short film) and Of Mice and MenMinnehaha 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 Drive
  3. 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comIn 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 17 – Patchouli (high energy folk meets Flamenco)Thursday, August 18 -- Twin Cities Jazz Club (jazz cats swing standard songs)Friday, August 19, 5 – 9 pm -- IPR Presents Music in the Park (a variety of styles to enjoy)Saturday, August 20 – You AgainWednesday, August 24 – Wayne Hamilton and Friends (old favorites and original music)Thursday, August 25 – Neale and Haberman (American roots rock)Friday, August 26 – Bill Geezy and the New Deal (hand-made American music)Saturday, August 27 – Viewers’ choice movieMill 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 – Curtiss A & the Jerks of FateThursday, August 18, 6 – 8 pmCurtiss A (aka Curt Almsted) has been a fixture in Minneapolis rock since 1978, when he recordedwith his punk-ish combo the Spooks. Never really a punk rocker in the traditional sense, Almstedwas more of a roots rock wise guy more influenced by John Lennon than John Lydon. In the late70s and early 80s, he was a big part of the burgeoning pre-Replacements/Hüsker Dü Minneapolisrock scene which, at the time, included the Suburbs, Suicide Commandos, Flamin Ohs andHypstryz. He recorded a great debut record, Courtesy (with future Replacement Slim Dunlap onlead guitar), which brought him and indie label Twin/Tone acclaim. His last album was 1988s AScarlett Letter, with ex-NRBQ guitarist Al Anderson on board. Since 1980 he has performed anannual tribute to John Lennon on the anniversary of his death. The Twin Cities’ most explosiveoutdoor concert series is back for an eighth season with a slate of bands curated by music writerJim Walsh. Featuring legendary performers from the heyday of the Minneapolis sound, theseconcerts will riff on American music in a gorgeous riverfront setting every Thursday from July 7through August 18. Admission includes the concert and entrance to the museum from 4 to 9 p.m.Food and drink by D’Amico Catering available for purchase. Fee: $5 per person; includesadmission to Mill City Museum. Free for MHS members.Riverfront Quest Family TourSaturday, August 20, 1 pm (book making starts at 12:30 pm)Try out questing with a family-focused tour of the Minneapolis riverfront outside Mill City Museum.The quest includes solving rhyming riddles and searching for hidden boxes with pictures to place ina quest journal that participants can make before or after the tour. Journal materials and admissionto Mill City Museum are included in tour cost. Tour is designed for ages 6–11, but can be enjoyedby all ages. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 6-17 and MHSmembers. Reservations required; call 612-341-7555.Railroad History TourSunday, August 21, 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 is arriving with the Hiawatha light rail and the North Star
  4. 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com g gcommuter 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.Historic Main Street Walking TourSaturday, August 27, 1 pmStroll through Minneapolis’ oldest neighborhood with a Mill City Museum guide, who will talk aboutthe rich past and exciting future of historic Main Street. The tour will highlight the life in the village ofSt. Anthony, changes along Main Street throughout the years, and such landmarks as the 1855Upton Block, 1858 Martin & Morrison Building, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Pillsbury A Milland the Chalybeate Mineral Springs. This tour will begin and end at Pracna Restaurant, 117 MainStreet S.E. Tours include admission to Mill City Museum. Fee: $14 adults, $12 senior citizens, $10children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Includes museum admission. Reservations required; call612-341-7555.Engineering the Falls: Walking Tour by History Player William de la BarreSunday, August 28, 1 pmTake a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls led by costumed History Player William de la Barre, theAustrian engineer who spent half a century developing Minneapolis flour milling and waterpower.Participants will visit the Minneapolis Riverfront, the west side milling district and the Stone ArchBridge, and hear about the many ways the falls has changed over the years. The tour will begin andend at Mill City Museum, where participants can visit the museums gallery (included in the price ofthe tour). Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHSmembers. 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 19 -- Sell Out Stereo Visit My SiteSaturday, August 20 -- TrickSunday, August 21 -- TBAFriday, August 26 -- Dazy Head Mazy Visit My SiteSaturday, August 27 -- Irresistables Visit My SiteSunday, August 28 -- Tim Mahoney (solo) Visit My SiteBird WatchingSaturday, August 20, 8 – 9:30 amBoom Island and Nicollet IslandJoin a Park Board naturalist, and other bird enthusiasts, to look for summer birds in Minneapolisparks and waterways. Whether you’re an avid bird-watcher or simply hoping to learn more aboutMinneapolis’ avian life, MPRB naturalists can show you where different species of birds may bespotted. All bird watching events require pre-registration and cost $5. Pre register at 612-313-7725 or www.minneapolisparks.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.
  5. 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com ; p g p p porg/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: Blooms and BlossomsSunday, August 21, drop in any time between 1 and 3 pmDiscover wildflowers growing in the park on a self-guided hike in the prairie and by the river. Free;for all ages.Turtle SundaeSaturday, August 27, 1 – 3 pmDiscover the turtles of Minnesota. Hike along the river to find basking turtles. See live captiveturtles including an endangered turtle that lives on land. Help feed the turtles. Enjoy a turtle sundaeat the end of the program and find out why the turtle has a sundae named after it. Reservationsrequired; reference activity #316901-27. $5. All ages.Free Family Fundays: Grasshoppers GaloreSunday, August 28, drop in any time between 1 and 3 pmCatch grasshoppers in our prairie and help us feed the resident reptiles and amphibians. Nets andcontainers provided. Free; for all ages.An Architect’s View of Mill City MuseumSunday, August 21, 1 – 2:30 pmMill City Museum Main Lobby, 704 South 2nd StreetThe Washburn Crosby "A" Mill was destroyed by fire in 1991 and then transformed into the awardwinning Mill City Museum in 2003. Join John Stark, the project architect during the construction ofthe Mill City Museum, for a walking tour of the public spaces, discussing the discoveries andconstruction issues faced during this great venture. Tour participants will receive $2 off admissionfee to the Mill City Museum the day of the tour. $5 per person. Co-sponsored by PreserveMinneapolis and Mill City Museum. For information on this and other Preserve Minneapolis toursand to register: http://www.preserveminneapolis.org/community.phpA Talk and Walk about Coldwater SpringSunday, August 21, 2 pmStevens House, Minnehaha Park, 4801 Minnehaha AvenueDuke John H. Addicks and Bruce McKenzie are your guides for this opportunity to learn moreabout Coldwater Spring. Stevens House will be open for regular tours (meet at Stevens House forthe walk). For information: 612-722-2220 or http://www.johnhstevenshouse.org/Breakfast with a PreservationistWednesday, August 24, 8 – 9 amMill City Museum, enter at 710 Second Street SouthJoin Preserve Minneapolis at the Mill City Museum for “name that building” fun! Now departedState Historical Architect Charlie Nelson left behind an architectural legacy in photographic slides.Many slides have been donated to the Minnesota Historical Society, but several remain with noidentifying information and thus cannot be sent to MHS. This Breakfast with a Preservationist willbe devoted to identifying those buildings; labeled slides will then go to MHS. For information:http://www.preserveminneapolis.org/events.php“Carpzilla: Is the Mississippi River in Minnesota Next?”Friday, August 26, 8 -- 9:30 amMcKnight Foundation, 710 Second Street South, Suite 400
  6. 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comMcKnight Foundation, 710 Second Street South, Suite 400It’s summertime in Minnesota, and for many of us, that means long days on our favorite water bodyfishing, boating and swimming. But those who have heard horror stories (or seen video) of giantleaping fish in the South and elsewhere in the Midwest have good reason to fear for these summerdays of idyll. Invasive Asian carps are headed our way, and a network of federal, state and localpartners are working to prevent their establishment in the Mississippi River in Minnesota—andtheir management if (more likely, “when”) they do make it here. Come find out from speaker JohnAnfinson (Chief of Resource Management. National Park Service-Mississippi National River andRecreation Area) how Minnesota is preparing for Asian carps and how you can help. Lightbreakfast provided. Free. Transit and parking information are available athttp://www.mcknight.org/about/offices.aspx. The Mississippi River Forum is made possible by thegenerous support of the Mississippi River Fund and the McKnight Foundation.Bird WatchingSaturday, August 27, 8 – 9:30 amMinnehaha Falls ParkJoin a Park Board naturalist, and other bird enthusiasts, to look for summer birds in Minneapolisparks and waterways. Whether you’re an avid bird-watcher or simply hoping to learn more aboutMinneapolis’ avian life, MPRB naturalists can show you where different species of birds may bespotted. All bird watching events require pre-registration and cost $5. Pre register at 612-313-7725 or www.minneapolisparks.org.*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Mill Ruins 5K Jogging TourMondays through Saturdays, 8 amStarting at Dunn Brothers, 201 Third Avenue SouthThis historically rich route will meander through the birthplace of Minneapolis as well as thecenterpiece of its revitalization. This tour features the milling district of Minneapolis, which wasonce the largest in the world. This run is filled with history, culture, and breathtaking views of our cityand river. For information: http://twincitiesjoggingtours.com/tours.htmlGopher to Falls Jogging TourMondays through Saturdays, 7:30 amStarting at Dunn Brothers, 201 Third Avenue SouthThis tour brings your through the core of Minneapolis’ birthplace and revitalization sector. You willbehold our newest theater and restaurants as well as get knee deep in our Gopher Pride with aloop through the University of Minnesota Campus. You will then cross a converted rail track back tothe river trail to experience the history within Mill Ruins Park and St Anthony Main, crossing overtwo significant and breathtaking bridges for amazing views of the city and the mighty MississippiRiver. For information: http://twincitiesjoggingtours.com/tour2.htmlMinneapolis Riverwalk Food TourSaturdays, 11:30 amStarting at Gold Medal Park, Second Street and Tenth Avenue SouthTake a walk along the historic Mill District where you will stroll past museums and theaters, enjoygorgeous views of the river and cross over into historical Northeast Minneapolis. Youll learn aboutthe history of both these neighborhoods and visit the oldest restaurant on the oldest street inMinneapolis while you experience the sites and tastes of this great city. Enjoy tasting and chattingwith other food-loving guests and walk away with a memorable culinary experience! For
  7. 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comwith other food loving guests, and walk away with a memorable culinary experience! Forinformation: http://tastetwincities.com/toursDowntown/Northeast Minneapolis Food TourSaturdays through November 30, 11 am and 3 pmStarting at Local D’Lish, 208 North First StreetThe Downtown/Northeast Minneapolis Walking Food Tour will take you on a delicious path throughthe historic communities that highlight the best cuisine of the area. Also included in the tour aresightseeing of local attractions like the Downtown skyline, the Grain Belt beer sign and Our Lady ofLourdes church. This tour is designed for local foodies and tourists alike and it is a great thing todo no matter where you are from! The tour will last approximately 3 hours and will cover 1.5 miles.The tour cost is $42 and can be booked through Zerve. The tour is suitable for all age groups andfitness levels and included in your ticket price is the food at all tasting locations.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 NE
  8. 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com g yKeegan’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 costlyparking 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.Mill City MuseumMuseum 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 onMinneapolis 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 more
  9. 9. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comand 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.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
  10. 10. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comand 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.*****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 three-month event calendar. The April-May-June event calendaris now available at http://www.minneapolisparks.org/documents/Apr-May-June_Calendar.pdf. Thethree-month calendar, which will be updated every month, is a quick guide to MPRB sponsoredand co-sponsored events as well as outside organizers’ permitted events in the parks. Check itout, 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 happened, 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.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).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 people
  11. 11. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comand 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.*****Planning Ahead*****A Walking Shadow Theatre Company production ofreasons to be prettyby Neil LaButedirected by Amy RummenieSeptember 16 -- October 2Opening Night: Saturday, September 17Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Dowling Studioreasons to be pretty centers on four young working-class friends and lovers who becomeincreasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives and each other. A commentary on Americasobsession with physical beauty, reasons to be pretty is the final ferocious cap on a trilogy of playsthat began with The Shape of Things and Fat Pig. For tickets: 612-377-2224 orhttp://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/buy_ticketsJohn Hiatt and The ComboMonday, 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, will be 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 available at the Guthrie Theater Box Office charge by
  12. 12. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comAchievement in Songwriting Award. Tickets available at the Guthrie Theater Box Office, charge byphone at 612-377-2224 and online at GuthrieTheater.org*****Riverfront News Articles*****Pie from Very Prairie at Mill City Farmers Markethttp://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/126258033.htmlForm + Content Exhibithttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/126333913.htmlHydrokinetic Powerhttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/07/hydrokinetic-power-inventor-hopes-to-capture-next-big-wave-with-unusual-turbine/Main Post Officehttp://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/real_estate/2011/07/why-isnt-minneapolis-main-post-office.htmlPark Vistahttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/07/waiting-for-condos-when-will-stanton-start/Street Projects Planned in Downtownhttp://kstp.com/article/stories/S2220200.shtml?cat=12196North Loop Fourth Avenue Playground (congratulations, North Loop!)http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2220889.shtmlI-35W Bridge Remembrance Gardenhttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/126494068.htmlhttp://www.twincities.com/ci_18589864http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/07/31/35w-bridge-memorial-anniversary/Bridge collapse victims hope memorial will bring closureDayton Orders Flags Lowered On Bridge AnniversaryDedication of Memorial to Mark 4th Anniversary of 35W Bridge CollapseMinneapolis dedicating memorial to bridge victims35W Bridge Collapse Memorial MondayFlags to Fly at Half-Staff for 4th Anniversary of 35W Bridge CollapseI-35W Bridge Remembrance Garden dedicated todayFlags to fly at half-staff Monday for 4th anniversary of I-35 bridge collapseMemorial dedicated in Minneapolis honors 35W victimsFour Years Since I-35 Bridge CollapsedAugust 1: Memorial to Interstate 35W bridge collapse victims will be dedicatedMinneapolis Dedicating Memorial To Bridge Victimshttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/126557358.htmlhttp://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/08/01/35w-bridge-memorial/Slideshow: Dedication of 35W Bridge Remembrance GardenI-35W Memorial Remembers Dead, Celebrates Survivors
  13. 13. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comBridge Survivor Recalls Collapse, Remembers The DeadVictims Of 35W Bridge Collapse Continue To InspireBridge Collapse Families Get Preview Of Memorial35W Bridge Collapse Memorial DedicatedSheriff Recalls I-35W Collapse, ResponseHonoring the bridge collapse victims, four yearsNew Memorial Honors Victims on 4th Anniversary of 35W Bridge CollapseSLIDESHOW: 35W Bridge Collapse MemorialVictims families speak at I-35W bridge memorial [VIDEO]I-35W Bridge collapse survivor Mercedes Gorden shares recovery photosDespite storms, todays bridge memorial event still onMinneapolis dedicates bridge collapse memorialMemorial dedicated in Minneapolis honors 35W victimsI-35W Bridge Collapse Victims RememberedPollie Parnell and her nephew look at the memorialRedevelopment Projects – Riverfront and ElsewhereDowntown:http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17194&page=65&category=92Northeast:http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17196&page=65&category=92Stalled sites:http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17195&page=65&category=92New Tour Options and The Public House (first and third items in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17200&page=65&category=92222 Hennepin Proposalhttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17228&page=65&category=92I-35 Bridge Memorial, East Side Bike Summit, Scherer Brothers Site Cleanup and FourthAvenue Playground (towards end of this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17201&page=65&category=92Padilla Speer Beardsleyhttp://www.startribune.com/business/126428603.htmlMill City Farmers Markethttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/08/01/mill-city-farmers-market-one-most-interesting-state