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  1. 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****Mill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgSeeing the Minneapolis Riverfront Photo Contest ExhibitExhibit open to January 2View the winning and runner-up entries in the “Seeing the Minneapolis Riverfront Photo Contest.”http://www.millcitymuseum.org/photo-contest.Mill City Farmers Market – Apples!Saturday, September 17, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayWhether we like it or not, autumn is on the horizon. The good news is that means apples are in!Join Market Chef Nick Schneider at this week’s 10:00 a.m. Cooking Demo for a demo with thislate season gem. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., enjoy the music of Dan Newton (“DaddySqueeze“), who has been playing offbeat accordion music since 1987, when he won the NebraskaState Accordion Contest at the Czech Festival in Wilber, Nebraska. He has used the squeeze boxfor playing all kinds of music not normally associated with free-reed instruments, as well asstandard accordion material. The Art Market will feature Hmong ABC, ceramics by Tom Jaszczakand Heather Wang, Barnswallow Garden and Woodsport. 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.Market Photos SoughtMarket organizers have seen some great pictures throughout this summer, and now they want toinvite all of their customers to share the cream of their crop! Tweet @MCFarmersMKT with#marketmemories with your favorite picture, and the Market crew will vote on a photo that bestcaptures what this market is all about. The winning picture will be featured on their website’s mainpage and will be sent out in the Mill City Beet! So let’s see your best pictures of the sheep at theMini Farm, their farmers colorful produce or the Market’s unique location in the historic Mill District,or…or…or…! Let the tweeting begin!Æbleskive BreakfastSunday, September 18, 9:30 am -- 12:30 pmDanish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway SouthThe Danish American Center’s first breakfast of the season will offer all-you-can eat pancakes,sausage, delicious æbleskiver (Danish pancake balls), juice and coffee. No reservations arerequired – come and enjoy! Cost is $8.50 /adult, $5.00 /child age 4-12, younger children free ofcharge.Freedom FilmSunday, September 25, 3 pmSt. Anthony Main Theater, 115 Main Street SEhttp://southeast.kstp.com/news/environment/103900-independent-filmmakers-bring-freedom-tour-minneapolisSamples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
  2. 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com1011 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.Intro to Design: Color Theory for Book Artistswith Roz StendahlSix Mondays: September 26, October 3, 10, 24, 31, November 7; 7 – 9 pmDevelop an understanding of color theory that will inform and enrich your book arts decisions,whether you are selecting papers, fabrics and foils for a structure, printing a fine edition, creating aseries of prints, or painting an illustration or artist book. The class will begin with an exploration othe mixing of colors using watercolor paints. (No painting experience is necessary.) Lecture anddiscussion will provide you with information and principles for following through on a book artsproject of your choice with direction from the instructor and feedback from classmates. Supplynotes: All students will need to purchase a few sheets of watercolor paper, a size 8 watercolorbrush and either a three-color or an eight-color set of watercolors for the initial lessons homeworkexercises. (The eight-color set is recommended for students interested in illustration andprintmaking.) A recommended paint list will be sent to registered students. Students areresponsible for purchasing materials for their independent project. The instructor will provideeconomical suggestions for students interested in working with the concepts, but who dont have aspecific project in mind. $180 ($160 members); no supply fee (but see note above). All skill levelswelcome. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24Origami Pocket Book Cover and Western Pamphlet-Stitch BookmakingSaturday, October 1. 10:30 am – 12 noonTravel from East to West and make your own notebooks. First, learn an origami fold that makes abook cover with many pockets. Then combine that Eastern tradition with a Western style sewnbinding -- the pamphlet stitch -- to create your pages. $25 ($22) adult/child pair, $12 ($11) eachadditional participant. For families with children grades 1 and up. To register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/families.html.Materials for Book Arts: The Stuff Books Are Made Ofwith Jana PullmanSunday, October 2, 10 am – 5 pmIn this class we will discuss the variety of traditional and non-traditional materials used in bookmaking. Learn about adhesives, papers, fabrics and boards and why certain projects requirecertain materials. Students will make a variety of samples and will be given resource and productinformation. $105 ($95 members) + $25 supply fee. All skill levels welcome. To register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24.Upper River Forum: Creating Our Great River LegacyAbove the Falls 2011: Development Research and RecommendationsTuesday, September 27, 5 – 6:50 pmMinneapolis Park & Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River RoadPhase 1 of the City’s Above the Falls Policy Review and Implementation Study is concluding withrecommendations to the Minneapolis City Council about updating the Above the Fallsdevelopment vision. Come to preview the recommendations and give your input.Mpls Photo Center
  3. 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comMpls Photo Center, 2400 North Second StreetFor information on classes and other events: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/Annie Griffiths Artist Talk and Book SigningTuesday, September 27, 7 – 9 pmOne of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Griffiths has photographedin more than a hundred countries during her illustrious career. She has worked on dozens ofmagazine and book projects for the National Geographic Society, including stories on Lawrence ofArabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand and Jerusalem. This Artist Talk andBook Signing is a fundraising benefit for photography at the Center and Ripple Effect Images.Tickets are $35 and include a wine and cheese reception. For additional information and tickets:http://www.photographyatthecenter.org/exhibits/special-events.php.Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Awards Ceremony and FundraiserThursday, September 29, 5 -- 9 pmFort Snelling Boy Scout Base CampThe Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is honoring this year’s outstanding projects, groupsand individuals who have demonstrated excellence in historic preservation statewide at the 27thAnnual Minnesota Preservation Awards. A total of 15 Minnesota Preservation Award winners wereselected this year from the 35 nominations received. This year’s Minnesota Preservation Awardsceremony is no ordinary affair; this extraordinary party also is a celebration of PAM’s 30thanniversary in 2011. PAM is celebrating their birthday by celebrating the past, present and future ofhistoric preservation in Minnesota. From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., event attendees will enjoy a specialexpedition touring the Boy Scout Base Camp and the National Historic Landmark Fort SnellingUpper Post. Tours go behind the scenes of the historic Upper Post, which was listed on theNational Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list, to get a sneakpeek of the Village of Fort Snelling, a new development concept for the historic Upper Post. Theevening continues with the announcement and recognition of the 2011 Minnesota PreservationAward winners and an hors d’oeuvres reception. Tickets are $50 per person for PAM membersand $60 per person for nonmembers. Tickets are available online at www.mnpreservation.org orby calling the PAM office at 651-293-9047 x2.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.Women’s Geocaching AdventureSaturday, October 1, 10 am – 12 noonGo on a high-tech treasure hunt! Learn the basics of GPS and search for clues off-trail to find theultimate “treasure.” Explore river, prairie and woodlots. Reservations required by September 28;reference activity #416917-03. $5. Ages: 18+.Mississippi River Fall Color Kayak TripSunday, October 2, 9 am – 3 pmStarts at Coon Rapids Dam Regional ParkDiscover the fall splendor of one of the scenic sides of the Twin Cities while paddling past islandchains on the mighty Mississippi. Participants will paddle past heron rookeries and oldspeakeasies from prohibition, while learning about the natural and cultural history of the river. Theevent will start at Coon Rapids Dam, stop half way for a stretch and lunch, then continue to North
  4. 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com p p yMississippi Regional Park. Intermediate kayaking skills needed. Gear and shuttle provided. Costis $60, and reservations are required; reference activity #425312-01. This program is for ages:16+.Free Family Fundays: Home on the Loam: SoilSunday, October 2, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingWhat does peat feel like? How does sand look under the microscope? Explore soil. Free; for allages.Mississippi River Gorge Half-Day Canoe TripSaturday, October 1, 10 am – 2 pmPaddle from East River Flats to Hidden FallsDiscover the National Park that exists right in the heart of the Twin Cities Metro area. Used byAmerican Indians for food, trade and water long before Europeans visited the “New World,” theMississippi River helped shape the Twin Cities ecology and culture. Explore the river and itshistory in Wilderness Inquiry’s 24-foot Voyageur canoes, which hold 6-10 paddlers. Formed morethan 10,000 years ago when glacial River Warren cut a gorge over 600 feet deep, the MississippiRiver is more than the border between Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is an “urban wilderness”corridor of rich river habitat. Tucked amidst sandy beaches and towering cottonwood trees, theriver provides habitat for some of the 270 different species of birds that migrate through and rest inthe Mississippis steep bluffs. The Lakota called the river “Hah-wkpa" (River of the Falls) after whatis now called St. Anthony Falls. In the 1800s early settlers used the power of St. Anthony Falls togrind wheat, giving birth to the flour milling industry. Come enjoy the world-class river that flowsthough your back yard. Fee: $45 per adult and $30 per youth. For more information and to register:http://www.wildernessinquiry.org/destinations/index.php?dest=mississippiriverdaytrip.The Soap Factory Presents: The Haunted BasementOctober 1 – October 31Soap Factory, 514 Second Street SEThis October, The Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement will once again shock and amaze horrorfans, Halloween fanatics and art lovers. Now in its fifth year, The Haunted Basement is againcompletely re-imagined and pushes past the limits of scary to that which is utterly disturbing. Comesee what lies beneath the floors of this 125-year-old factory and experience what happens when artcollides with horror. The Haunted Basement is no ordinary haunted house—it is designed entirelyby artists. New each year, artists draw inspiration from unusual sources to create somethingunimaginably creepy and conceptually unique. The Haunted Basement targets real psychologicalfears and promises nightmares for weeks to come. In The Haunted Basement’s history over 300people have been pushed to their breaking point and cried “Uncle.” In 2010 one patron stated, “I’mdrenched in sweat from being so scared.” The Twin Cities Paranormal Society has investigatedThe Soap Factory on multiple occasions, concluding that the basement is, indeed, haunted. If thebasement alone doesn’t scare you, the custom smells made by St. Croix Sensory and amazingspecial effects makeup from artist Brett Dorrian will have you second-guessing reality andshuddering with terror. Tickets sell out quickly for The Haunted Basement. Tickets are $21 and canbe purchased at www.soapfactory.org. Buy yours soon or suffer the agony of having to wait untilnext year. All participants must sign a waiver and be 18+.National Theatre Live FILMED PRESENTATION ofOne Man, Two Guvnorsby Richard Bean
  5. 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.combased on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant OldingSunday, October 2, 1 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, McGuire Proscenium StageFired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe ... but Roscoe isreally Rachel, posing as her own dead brother ... who’s been killed by her boyfriend StanleyStubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with Stanley. To preventdiscovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. In Richard Bean’s English version ofGoldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. James Cordenreturns to the National for the first time since The History Boys to play Francis. For information andtickets: http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/events/2011/nt_live_one_man_two_guvnors.*****Planning Ahead*****Il CampielloOctober 28 – 30 and November 18 – 20Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue SouthThe Ten Thousand Things season opens with Steven Epp’s new adaptation of II Campiello byCarlo Goldoni. Directed by Michelle Hensley, the cast features Sarah Agnew, Nathan Keepers,Elise Langer, Randy Reyes and Namir Smallwood. The commedia-inspired play centers on fourscrappy, hard-working, hard-playing families whose daily lives on a small square are interrupted bythe arrival of a mysterious wealthy stranger during Carnival. The show begins its tour to prisons,housing projects and homeless shelters October 13 and concludes with four weekends of publicperformances at Open Book (and Plymouth Congregational Church). For information and tickets:http://www.tenthousandthings.org/tickets.html.*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****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 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/
  6. 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSt. 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.comSegway 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,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*****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).Temporary Park Road Closure Information OnlineThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board now has available online a list of temporary roadclosures due to permitted events and other activities through 2011. The information will be updated
  7. 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comregularly and provides a quick, at-a-glance guide to Park Board road closures throughoutMinneapolis. Starting July 13, the Park Board is launching an email subscription service for a widevariety of topics including road closures. To view the document, visit http://www.minneapolisparks.org/documents/road closures.pdf.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 peopleand 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 calendar feature that has lots ofgreat info. To check it out, visit: http://www.minneapolisdid.com/page/show/207241-calendar#nodePicker-main.*****Riverfront News Articles*****Former Totino’s Sitehttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/09/new-projects-on-menu-for-hillcrest-development/http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17388&page=65&category=92Carp Summithttp://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/129499768.htmlIdea Open Challenge – Waterhttp://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2011/09/09/31467/fair-goers_select_top_water_conservation_idea/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=cdedea5d4c-Newsletter_9_12_119_12_2011&utm_medium=emailAsian Carphttp://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2011/09/12/31502/governor_lawmakers_fishing_for_ideas_to_stop_asian_carp/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=cdedea5d4c-Newsletter_9_12_119_12_2011&utm_medium=email
  8. 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comRepair of I-35W Bridge Remembrance Garden Signagehttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/129644053.htmlhttp://kstp.com/news/stories/S2279145.shtml?cat=1http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/12/repairs-to-vandalized-bridge-memorial-made-monday/http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/minnesota/35w-memorial-wall-repair-sept-12-2011http://www.kare11.com/news/article/938145/391/Repairs-to-begin-on-I-35W-memorial-wallhttp://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/11/repairs-vandalized-i35-memorial/http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2276587.shtml?cat=127http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/apArticle/id/D9PMU9NG1/http://www.kare11.com/news/article/938145/14/Repairs-begin-on-vandalized-I-35W-memorial-wallRepairs Made To Vandalized 35W Bridge MemorialI-35W Bridge Memorial Repairs UnderwayVandalized 35W Bridge Memorial RepairedI-35W Bridge Memorial Repairs UnderwayBike Safety at University and Centralhttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17387&page=65&category=92Late Night Date Night at Sea Change (towards end of this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17392&page=65&category=92Hideaway Studiohttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17395&page=65&category=134Keegan’s Pub Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day (fourth item in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17393&page=65&category=92