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  1. 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****Mill City Farmers Market – Melons!Saturday, September 3, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayThis week’s 10 a.m. Cooking Demo will feature local Thai chef and restaurateur, Joe Hatch-Surisook of Sen Yai Sen Lek, joining Heather Hartman in the Market Cafe to enjoy Minnesota-grown melons. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., enjoy a Market favorite, Light of the Moon Band.From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Market sponsor Phillips Prairie Organic Vodka returns to Mill Citywith refreshing Watermelon Cocktails. Double Gold Medal winner from the San Francisco WorldSpirits Competition, awarded 2011 #1 Domestic Vodka and Double Gold Medal by The Fifty Best.Stop by the booth to taste and learn about this organic, kosher and gluten-free vodka sustainablyproduced in Benson, Minnesota. Cheers! At the all-day book signing, Salad Girl Pam Powellshares 150 seasonal recipes using organic and locally grown ingredients in her new cookbook,Salad Days. The Art Market will feature Weavers Guild, Guillermo Cuellar, Fruits of the Sea andStirsby. For more information (including what products are expected at the market this week –don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Mill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgReading: Sisterhood of the Hennepin ChaliceSaturday, September 3, 10 – 11 amMill City Museum and Brooklyn History Round Table host Duluth author Jack Salmela, whowill talk about his new book Sisterhood of the Hennepin Chalice. Includes tour of Minneapolismilling area. Call Diane, 763-607-1150, to RSVP.Historic Main Street Walking TourSaturday, September 17, 1 pmStroll through the Minneapolis’ oldest neighborhood with a Mill City Museum guide, who will talkabout the rich past and exciting future of historic Main Street. The tour will highlight the life in thevillage of St. Anthony, changes along Main Street throughout the years and such landmarks as the1855 Upton Block, 1858 Martin & Morrison Building, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Pillsbury AMill and the Chalybeate Mineral Springs. This tour will begin and end at Pracna Restaurant, 117Main Street S.E. Tours include admission to Mill City Museum. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniorcitizens, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Includes museum admission. Reservationsrequired; call 612-341-7555.Railroad History TourSunday, September 18, 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 has arrived with the Hiawatha light rail and the North Starcommuter rail. The tour will begin and end at Mill City Museum, where participants can visit themuseum’s gallery, included in the price of the tour. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college
  2. 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comstudents, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Includes museum admission. Reservationsrequired; call 612-341-7555.Literary Punch Card Punch PartyWednesday, September 14, 5–7 pmClub Jäger, 923 Washington Avenue NorthJoin some friendly folks from the Loft, Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, Milkweed Editionsand Rain Taxi Review of Books to inaugurate the Literary Punch Card. Receive your LiteraryPunch Card, learn about the card and the punch-eligible events this fall, drink punch and celebratethe vibrant literary community. Card holders are eligible to win literary swag as a reward forattending literary events. http://www.litpunch.com Literary Punch Card eligible.Central River Forum: Focus on the East BankThursday, September 15, time TBAMill City Museum, 704 Second Street SouthThe developers of the Pillsbury A Mill property will present their plans for this National HistoricLandmark. The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership convenes a quarterly forum in the CentralRiverfront concerning issues shaping this area. The forums are attended by residents from theCentral Riverfront and influence leaders from throughout the region interested in this area. Pleasevisit http://www.minneapolisriverfrontpartnership.org for time, presenters and other details.Sample 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: Bonnie Jo Campbell -- Once Upon a RiverThursday, September 15, 7 pmA finalist for the National Book Award and the NBCC Award and the winner of the ForeWordReview’s Book of the Year Award in Fiction for her critically acclaimed short story collectionAmerican Salvage, Bonnie Jo Campbell is one of the most compelling new voices in Americanfiction. With keen insight, Campbell takes her trademark storytelling wit to new heights in theluminous novel Once Upon a River. Masterfully evoking the sublime American wilderness favoredby Annie Proulx and Wallace Stegner, this richly layered tale of love, hardship, self-exploration andfortitude introduces the truly unforgettable character of Margo Crane and her river odyssey throughrural Michigan. Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of several other books. She lives in Kalamazoo,Michigan. www.bonniejocampbell.com Literary Punch Card eligible.Second Story Reading Series: An LGBT Young Adult Literature Panel and ReadingSaturday, September 17, 7 pmA panel discussion about young adult LGBT publishing and literature with Kirstin Cronn-Mills, PatSchmatz and David Levithan will be followed by a reading by authors David Levithan and BrianFarrey. David Levithan is the author of many acclaimed novels, including The Lovers Dictionary,Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, Love is the Higher Law (an IndieBound Top Ten pick),Nick & Norahs Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn, which was turned into a popular movie. BrianFarrey is the acquiring editor for Flux, the young adult imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide. Brian studiedin Hamline University’s MFA program, where his final project was named Outstanding FictionThesis in 2008. Kirstin Cronn-Mills is a novelist and poet. Her first novel, The Sky Always HearsMe and the Hills Dont Mind, was a finalist for the 2010 Minnesota Book Award for YoungPeoples Literature. Her second novel, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, will be published in
  3. 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com2012. Pat Schmatz grew up in rural Wisconsin and published her first novel, Mrs. Estronsky andthe UFO (Windstorm Creative) in 2001. Circle the Truth (Carolrhoda Books, 2007) was chosen byWisconsin Library Association as one of the outstanding books for children by a Wisconsin author,and Mousetraps (Carolrhoda Books, 2008) was awarded the Council for Wisconsin WritersAward for children’s fiction and was a 2009 Lambda Literary Award nominee for bestchildren’s/young adult fiction. Bluefish (Candlewick Press, 2011), Pat’s fourth novel for teens, is arecipient of the 2010 PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship.Alcinas Island: A Picnic OperettaRiverfront locations:Friday, September 16 (Parking Day), 12 noon; First Street North and Third Avenue NorthSaturday, October 1, 4 pm; Nicollet Island Farm, Nicollet Street and Maple PlaceIn a unique marriage of the theatrical arts and the sustainable foods movement, MixedPrecipitation presents Handels 1735 masterpiece Alcina, in a unique adaptation touring tocommunity garden spaces during the 2011 harvest season. In its third season, this celebration ofmusic and food is becoming a neighborhood tradition. Director Scotty Reynolds, in collaborationwith music director Marya Hart, choreographer Nancy Nair, chef Nick Schneider and fourteensingers and musicians. Handels 1735 opera is based on an episode from the swashbuckling epicpoem Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto—a tale of spells, rings of invisibility and magic lances.In our colorful re-imagining, the garden becomes a truck stop on the American highway andscheming sorceresses Alcina and Morgana become magical truck stop waitresses. Through thepower of their dark magic, they lure brave truckers astray and transform them into the enchantedflora and fauna that populates their island paradise. We combine Handel’s early baroque withtrucker songs and classic country from the likes of Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and BuckOwens. This magical story is family friendly and full of adventure. The magic of this island is all themore savory, with Chef Nick Schneiders five-course sampling menu of locally sourced treatscreated especially for this performance. Our story is told in Italian, Spanish, English and theuniversal language of food! Please call 612-619-2112 or visit http://www.mixedprecipitation.org forreservations. Seating is very limited; please call ahead for reservations. The performance requiressome movement for the audience. Voluntary donations ($10 -- $20) will be collected at the end ofthe performance, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This activity is made possible inpart by a grant provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation by theMinnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from thevote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.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.Lunch with MacPhailFriday, September 16, 12 noon – 1:30 pmJoin MacPhail for lunch and an inside look at MacPhail, followed by an up close and personal lookand performance of the Yamaha Disklavier piano. This event will feature technologys role in musiceducation at MacPhail. This event is intended for adults interested in learning more about the workat MacPhail. Free. RSVP to an event by calling 612-767-5343 or send an email.Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day at Keegan’s Pub
  4. 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comFriday, September 16, 7 – 10 pmSaturday, September 17, 3 pm onKeegan’s Pub, 16 University Avenue NESaturday, September 17, is exactly half way to St. Patrick’s Day. In the belief that nobody shouldhave to wait a full year between St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Keegan’s Pub is hosting festivitiesduring the weekend. On Friday, September 16, the big tent goes up behind the pub and the IrishBand Erin Rogue will play from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, September 17, the tent will open at 3:00pm. Scott Devlin will play at 5:00 p.m., followed by Erin Rogue at 7:00 p.m. “This will be the tenthtime we’ve hosted this event” said publican Terry Keegan. “We originated it in 2002 and it getsbigger and better each year.” For more information, contact Keegan’s Pub at 612-252-0880 or goto www.keeganspub.com.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.Dirty Works: A Book Arts Samplerwith Amy Pleticha, Sara Parr and Sue BjerkeSaturday, September 17, 10 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, September 18, 1 – 4 pmGet your hands dirty in MCBAs studios with this one-weekend introduction to the three traditionalbook arts: papermaking, printing, and bookbinding. Start in the paper studio, pigmenting andpulling cover-weight sheets of paper; then make a print on a Vandercook printing press. On thesecond day, learn some basic bookbinding structures, using your own handmade sheets and otherdecorative papers as covers. Great for beginners. $150 ($135 members) + $25 supply fee. Toregister: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#CUTsep13.River Heritage FestSaturday, September 17, 1 – 5 pmNorth Mississippi Regional ParkCelebrate the rich cultural history of the Mississippi River. Enjoy a picnic dinner, live horse-drawnwagon rides, music and meeting a "voyageur." Help make apple cider and rope, try building a logcabin and using a washboard. Make a cornhusk doll. Test your lumberjack/jill skills using acrosscut saw. Have fun walking on stilts. Co-presented with Lind-Bohanon NeighborhoodAssociation. Reservations required; reference activity #416907-02. $5. To receive a 20% discountfor groups of four or more call 763-559-6700. For information: http://www.threeriversparks.org/events/R/river-heritage-fest.aspx.Ukrainian Heritage FestivalSunday, September 18, 12 noon – 5 pmUkrainian Center, 301 Main Street NEEnjoy live performances of song, music and dance, a cultural exhibit, Ukrainian food, a beergarden, an eating contest, royalty competition, silent auction, arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s areaand more. Something for everyone, with free admission. For information: http://www.ukrainianfestivalmn.com/.
  5. 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Informational Updates and Resources*****RiverLife Web SiteRiver Life, a program of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, is pleasedto announce the launch of their new web site at riverlife.umn.edu. Launched in late August, 2011,the web site reflects their evolving program and commitment to help their audience learn moreabout rivers and river issues. River Life uses social media, a digital atlas and case study reports todevelop and share knowledge on the scientific and professional practices that create inclusive,sustainable rivers. They discuss science, planning, engagement, inclusion, sustainability and riverissues in a spatial, thoughtful, and timely manner. While visiting the web site you can explore usefuland interesting River Resources, keep up-to-date on what has caught our attention in the media inthe River Portal, and examine the stories of how communities and individuals have lived with theriver at River Stories. Make the river a part of your curriculum or teaching and get on the groundexperience with the river as a part of River Rangers. See how stories, resources and issuesconnect spatially with the River Atlas – a bird’s eye view of rivers and river issues. For moreinformation you can read our River Talk blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Riversrepresent perhaps the most complex biological and physical systems in the world. Yet our greatrivers are threatened: water quality and quantity both are at peril from overuse, from competinguses and from a generalized failure to recognize how valuable and imperiled the resource really is.Our work is grounded in a conviction that future river managers will need to be conversant in thesciences, public policy, design, planning and in the engagement programs that reach the broadestsectors of the populace. There’s great work happening all over. Exemplary projects, programs, andplaces. All this and more at the River Life site riverlife.umn.edu. Go take a look and tell them whatyou think!CPED Quarterly ReportsCPED has released the 2011 Second Quarter Minneapolis Trends report and Major DevelopmentProject Maps, available at the following links (note: there’s actually some promising trends inhere!):2011 – 2nd Quarter Minneapolis TrendsJuly 1, 2011 Major Development Map – DowntownJuly 1, 2011 Major Development Map – Citywide*****Riverfront News Articles*****Mill City Farmers Market Harvest Moon Dinner (second item in this piece)http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/128327963.htmlCity Running Tourshttp://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/128493433.htmlScherer Brothers Site Clean Uphttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17330&page=65&category=92Zen Box in Mill District City Apartments (first item in this piece; note: the restaurantdoesn’t quite look open yet)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17328&page=65&category=92
  6. 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSoap Factory $99 Sale and Mill City Farmers Market Dinner (first and last items in thispiece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17329&page=65&category=92Aster Caféhttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17333&page=65&category=134Huffington Post Visits Guthriehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-fine/visiting-minneapolis-guth_b_941557.htmlMacPhail Family Music Eventhttp://www.startribune.com/local/west/128586158.htmlMinnesota Idea Open Challenge II – Waterhttp://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_18789457?nclick_check=1