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  1. 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comMill City Farmers Market – Bread FestivalSaturday, October 1, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayMill City Farmers Market and the Mill City Museum are teaming up again to create an excitingcelebration of bread-baking in America. This event will be the first of an annual event spotlightingthe healthy goodness and nourishment of bread-baking. Calling all bakers! Enter your home-bakedbread in their first-ever bread-baking contest! Enter in the Quick Bread or Yeast Bread categoriesand have your goodies judged by a panel of experts. For more info follow this link. At 9:30 and10:15 a.m., be awed by the wholesome goodness created by local baking masters, Zoe Francoisand Jeff Hertberg, authors of Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, and Salty Tart’s Michelle Gayer inoutdoor ovens courtesy of Lorenzo’s Ovens. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (while supplies last),there will be a Grain Art Activity for kids. Were you inspired by the crop art at the Minnesota StateFair? Try your hand at this historic craft and learn more about whole grains. At the CommunityBooth, Compatible Technology International (a nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger andpoverty in the developing world by designing and distributing simple, life-changing food and watertechnologies) will demo grain grinders, their “tools for harvest, hope for the hungry.” This week’smarket is sponsored by Gold Medal Flour. The Gold Medal brand’s heritage and quality haveearned the trust of both scratch and professional bakers alike. For over 125 years, they haveremained dedicated to sourcing and milling top-grade wheat. They are committed to delivering thebest quality flour for your home-baked breads, cookies, pie crusts, cakes and brownies. From11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. hear the classics from Potluck & the Hot Dishes. The Art Market willfeature Weavers Guild, ceramics by Matthew Krousey, Spring Finn & Co. and Stirsby. For moreinformation (including what products are expected at the market this week – don’t forget yourshopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Young Bridge, Young Dance: New Dance for the 35W BridgeSunday, October 2, 1 pmSouthern piers of the I-35W BridgeMarylee Hardenbergh kicks off the season for YOUNG DANCE, a youth modern dance company,ages 7-18, from Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding areas. This new, site-specific danceintegrates spatial aspects of the landscape and surrounding architecture under the new I-35Wbridge. The work will feature performances by the entire Young Dance company and new music byMacPhail School of Music composition students. For 20 years Young Dance has offered a placefor youth to build body and spirit through the creative expression of modern dance. Young Danceweaves a special focus into its programming each year, and in 2011-12 they are launching“YOUNG DANCE AT LARGE,” a season of site-specific dance. Five nationally and internationallyrenowned guest artists have been commissioned to create works at five different sites in the city.The dance will be held rain or shine. The site is accessible from West River Parkway, just east of13th Avenue South, with free parking at 1301-1309 West River Parkway (SE corner of 13thAvenue and West River Parkway). This event is free, and no reservations are necessary. For moreinformation: 612-423-3064 or http://www.youngdance.org.Sympathies ExhibitOctober 2 – May 20Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadWhat do aluminum-flashing strips have to do with Frank Gehry’s grand facades on the new
  2. 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comWeisman? How can silk help illuminate the meanings that exist deep within furniture from a faraway land? For Sympathies, Weisman Art Museum (WAM) commissioned two contemporaryartists to present and respond to work in its collection. Sympathies is a part of the Weisman’syearlong focus on the collection and addresses the popular question of the relevance of museumcollections in the 21st Century. For information: http://weisman.umn.edu/exhibits/Sympathies/comm.html.Mpls Photo CenterMpls Photo Center, 2400 North Second StreetFor information on classes and other events: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/"Where in the World" ExhibitOctober 7 -- November 27Opening Reception: October 14, 7 – 10 pmToby Kamps’ Juror Statement about the Exhibit: “It was tough to select works for the Mpls PhotoCenter’s “Where in the World” competition. The title was intentionally vague, aiming to lure a broadrange of artists and approaches, and it succeeded in that aim. Whether it felt like the product of aseasoned pro or an inspired amateur, each submission was a heartfelt stab at expressing thebeauty and mystery of planet earth. A great number of images, however, fell in the categories oflandscape and travel photography, and that’s where I had trouble. The problem is that my personalversion of the sublime exists primarily in the interpersonal bubble—ordinary people doing ordinarythings all around the world. The countless gorgeous, technically and compositionally skilledmountaintop landscapes, tropical sunsets and exotic pageants submitted by artists far moreadventurous and well traveled than I usually didn’t grab me. In an age supersaturated with ravishingphotographic imagery, it’s exceedingly difficult to make something that feels fresh and genuine. Ascamera technology advances, it’s as if Mother Nature makes the uncanny valley ever wider. In areal sense, the more perfect an image is, the less believable it becomes. And when photographersswitch on high dynamic range or dial in heavy digital aftereffects, my eyes glaze over. I wonderwhether they are seeing the world with their own eyes or through the minds of engineeringgeniuses in Yokohama and Palo Alto. Sifting through the panoply of amazing images from allcorners of the world, I was rapt by photographs that felt like corner-of-the-eye haikus—magicalgrab shots of interesting faces, street corners and local spirits. Time and again, I found a rareblend of just-good-enough greatness—a kind of excellent Keith Richards-esque “bad guitar” inphotographic form. So give me a fast photograph of a local face or place, something loose andsoulful that catalogues one of the countless mini-epiphanies that come at us every time we walkdown the street. This is what I hope “Where in the World” captures.”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 Mississippi River Fall Color Kayak TourSunday, October 9, 9 am – 3 pmLeaving from West Coon Rapids 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. Theadventure will start at Coon Rapids Dam, stop halfway for a stretch and lunch, then continue to
  3. 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comNorth Mississippi Regional Park. Intermediate kayaking skills needed. Gear and shuttle provided.Cost is $60, and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation andreference activity number #425312-02. This program is designed for women ages: 16+.Free Family Fundays: Leaf Chemistry and ColorSunday, October 16, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingDiscover why leaves change color and what happens to dead leaves. Learn to identify leaves.Free; for all ages.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.An Evening of Fine Wine and Fine BooksTuesday, October 11, 6 -- 8:30 pmSample a delectable variety of wines, cheeses and other refreshments, view the latest offeringsfrom outstanding local and international book artists and learn more about the appreciation andcollection of artists books, a vibrant contemporary art form. This one-evening-only event will featurea display of new work by dozens of book artists from around the world, including 2011 MCBA Prizewinner Sarah Bryant (from Aurora, New York), MCBA Prize finalists Peter Malutzki and Ines vonKetelhodt (from Florsheim, Germany), and winner of the 2011 Minnesota Book Award, RegulaRusselle (St. Paul, Minnesota), among MANY others. This event is free and open to the public, butplease RSVP by Saturday, October 8, by calling The Shop at MCBA (612-215-2520).Bookmaking for Parents of PreschoolersTuesday, October 11, 7 -- 8:30 pmIn this class, parents of preschoolers will explore bookmaking as a way of developing earlychildhood literacy and a lifelong love of books in their children. For parents/guardians of childrenages 2 through pre-K. $30 ($27 members). Visit the Adult Workshops page for more details and toregister.Kirie: The Japanese Art of Paper Cuttingwith Sheila AsatoSix Thursdays: October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17; 6 – 9 pmIn this class we will explore the Japanese art of Kirie (paper cutting) which has been experiencinga bit of a boom in Japan lately. Think of Kirie as drawing with an X-Acto knife. It is a very directmethod of creating bold, satisfying designs in paper that work nicely in books, as well as forprintmaking. Through the practice of Kirie, participants will learn how to see the beauty of the line,contrast and negative spaces in a new and dynamic way that will enliven their work in the book artsand beyond. No previous drawing or art experience is necessary to enjoy this lovely art form. $280($250 members) + $30 supply fee. All skill levels welcome. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24.Book Binding Tool Kitwith Sue BjerkeSunday, October 16, 9 am – 4 pmJust getting started in book binding and wondering what tools you need? Want to get betterorganized? Make a toolbox to hold the basic set of binding tools: a 12-inch metal ruler, snap knife,
  4. 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.combonefolder, awl, small metal square, pencil and two binding needles. Considerations of dimension,measuring and planning a box will be covered. Youll go home ready to work! Great for beginners.$105 ($95 members) + supply fee: $25 with tools, $10 without tools. To register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24.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 -- New Poetry from Nodin Press: Linda Back McKay, Cary Watermanand Greg WatsonTuesday, October 11, 7 pmLinda Back McKay is author of several poetry collections as well as the groundbreaking book,Shadow Mothers: Stories of Adoption and Reunion, which was inspiration for the play,Watermelon Hill , produced by the History Theatre in Saint Paul. She is a teaching artist, workingwith youth and adults. Cary Waterman is the author of four previous collections of poetry. Herpoems are included in the anthologies Poets Against the War, To Sing Along the Way:Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-territorial Days to the Present and Where One Song Ends,Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry. Greg Watson’s work has appeared in numerousliterary journals, including the Seattle Review, Tulane Review and Poetry East. His most recentcollections are Things You Will Never See Again and The Distance Between Two Hands.Fifth Annual Mother Words ReadingThursday, October 13, 7 pmAuthors Jill Christman and Sonya Huber will join local author and Loft teaching artist, Kate Hopper,for the Fifth Annual Mother Words Reading. Kate launched this reading series in 2007 as a way tohighlight some of the wonderful, literary writing out there about motherhood and to counteract theway the public dismisses motherhood literature. Come for the reading and laughter; stay forrefreshments and mingling with other mothers who write. Jill Christman’s memoir, Darkroom: AFamily Exposure, won the AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction and was published by theUniversity of Georgia Press in 2002. It will be released in paperback October, 2011. Recentessays appearing in River Teeth and Harpur Palate have been honored by Pushcart nominations,and her writing has been published in Barrelhouse, Brevity, Descant, Literary Mama, MississippiReview, Wondertime and many other journals, magazines and anthologies. Kate Hopper’s writinghas appeared in a number of journals and magazines, including Brevity, Literary Mama,Mamazine and the New York Times online. She is finishing work on Small Continents, a memoirabout learning to live with uncertainty in the wake of her daughter’s premature birth. Her first book,Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers is forthcoming from Viva Editions in spring 2012.She teaches online and at The Loft Literary Center, leads an annual writing retreat for mothers, andreviews motherhood literature on her blog, Mother Words: Mothers Who Write. Sonya Huber is theauthor of two books of creative nonfiction, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (2010), finalistfor the 2010 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction, and Opa Nobody (2008), shortlisted forthe Saroyan Prize. She has also written a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers:Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration (2010). Her work has been publishedin literary journals and magazines including the Sonora Review, Fourth Genre, Passages North,Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review, the Chronicle of Higher Education and the WashingtonPost Magazine, and in many anthologies.
  5. 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comA SIP OF SCIENCE – A Climate for Change: Agriculture and Water Quality in MinnesotaWednesday, October 12, 5:30 pmAster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street, St. Anthony MainA SIP OF SCIENCE bridges the gap between science and culture in a setting that bridges the gapbetween brain and belly. Food, beer and learning are on the menu in a happy hour forum that putsscience in context through storytelling. In recent decades, our growing realization of how we polluteour waterways has led to regulation of the most obvious pollution sources. Cities have updatedtheir wastewater treatment systems, and industry can no longer dump their waste products intowaterways. But what about non-point sources of pollution that trickle into rivers, streams and lakesfrom multiple different sources? What are the cumulative impacts of that pollution on ourwaterways? Historically, Minnesota has relied on voluntary incentives to reduce non-point waterpollution. Norman Senjem, recently retired from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, says thatvoluntary measures are no longer enough. In the October Sip of Science, Norman discusses hownon-point pollution is severely impacting Minnesota waterways and what steps can be made toaddress this growing problem by creating new regulation and incentives to hold pollutersaccountable as well as broadening the context for developing solutions to agricultural pollution. Thetalk takes place during happy hour at the Aster Café. Food and drink will be available for purchase.No cover.Third Ward NeighborhorhoodfestWednesday, October 12, 6 – 10 pmNicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power StreetCome to Nicollet Island and check out the festivities celebrating many of the elements that make upthe City’s Third Ward. Neighborhood vendors, shops, restaurants, local celebrities and Citydepartments will be there to exhibit. The great entertainment (including the band Big Strong Men)and free food make this a festival not to be missed. Come explore Nicollet Island – one of thejewels of the Minneapolis park system, too. The ninth annual Neighborhoodfest is sponsored byyour local neighborhood associations, business associations and the office of Third Ward CouncilMember Diane Hofstede. The site is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact theoffice of Council Member Diane Hofstede at 612-673-2203 or diane./hofstede@minneapolismn.gov.Mill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgFamily Printmaking: The Woodland Art Style, with Gordon CoonsSaturday, October 15, 12 noon – 3 pmFamilies can participate in the unique art of linoleum block printmaking in conjunction with “OriginalGreen,” an exhibit of contemporary American Indian art. Noted Minneapolis artist Gordon Coons,whose works are featured in the exhibit, will demonstrate the process for creating carved blocks,and then show participants how to make their own prints to take home from linoleum block Coonsmade in the Woodland Art Style. Coons is an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe ofnorthern Wisconsin. This workshop is part of “Greening the Riverfront,” a series of programsexploring our relationship with nature -- past, present and future. Program is included with museumadmission of $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17; free for MHSmembers.
  6. 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Planning Ahead*****Link Vostok Presents: Julian HamiltonNovember 10 -- 13Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue SouthFor details visit Link Vostoks Facebook page.Triple EspressoNovember 16 – January 8Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue SouthTriple Espresso tells the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in fourminutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and BobbyBean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. Butternut is a musician, avulnerable soul with a lounge lizard smile; Maxwell is an uncertain magician with an attitude; andBean is an irrepressible, all-over-the-map entertainer with big dreams. The laughter is infectious,and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers tograndparents. For information: http://www.tripleespresso.com. For tickets: 612-874-1100 orboxoffice@tripleespresso.com.*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Birthday Party OptionsDepot Water ParkBirthday party packages available including admission, balloons, party favors, tokens, vanilla icecream, soda, and choice of hot dog and chips or slice of pizza. Package price is $29.95 perperson. Minimum of eight people; reservations required. Contact Kari Kjergaard at kkjergaard@thedepotminneapolis.com or call 612-758-7854. For additional info, visithttp://www.thedepotwaterpark.com.Depot Ice Rink (if you’re thinking ahead to next season)Birthday party packages include: skate admission, balloons, soda, and choice of a hot dog withchips or a slice of pizza, vanilla ice cream cup. Cost is $17.00 per person. Minimum of 8 people;reservations required. Contact Kory Kingsbury or call 612-758-7873. For additional info, visithttp://www.thedepotrink.com.Musical Performances on the U of M West BankThe School of Music, located in Ferguson Hall on the University of Minnesota West Bank, offers arange of musical performances throughout the year, many of which are free. For more information,go to http://www.music.umn.edu/events/index.phpRegularly Scheduled Walking and Running ToursMill City River District 10K Running TourSunday, July 24 and July 31, 9:30 amStarting at Nicollet Mall and Seventh StreetJoin City Running Tours for a six-mile guided running tour in the old flour milling district ofMinneapolis. Learn what put the City on the map, experience the great parks system, and catch aglimpse of top attractions like Target Field and the Guthrie Theatre. The tour includes a visit insidethe Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. $45 per person. For information and to register:
  7. 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comhttp://www.cityrunningtours.com/minneapolis.html.Mill City River District 5K RunTuesdays, 6:30 amStarting at Nicollet Mall and Seventh StreetCatch breathtaking views of the skyline while crossing the Stone Arch Bridge – the heart ofMinneapolis’ flour milling history! Along the way other Mill City facts will be shared and photoopportunities are abundant. $25 per person. For information and to register:http://www.cityrunningtours.com/minneapolis.html.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! 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.Guthrie Theater Architectural ToursFirst Saturday of each month, 9 am, plus by appointment for groups of five or moreGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street SouthInfluenced by the Mississippi Rivers proximity and beauty, architect Jean Nouvels vision for
  8. 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com"theaters in the sky" made way for countless architectural feats in the facility. Discover its featuresthrough an architecture tour -- covering everything from ground plans to groundbreaking, siteselection, neighborhood influences and noteworthy elements that have garnered worldwideattention. Architecture tours are scheduled the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. and lastapproximately 75 minutes in length. $20 for adults; $15 for students. Call the Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online. Private architecture tours may be scheduled for groups of five or more;advance reservations are required by calling 612-225-6390.Vic’s Live Jazz CalendarFridays and Saturdays, 9 pm – midnightVic’s, 201 Main Street SEVIC’S on the Minneapolis Riverfront steams up Minnesota weekends with a calendar of mellifluousjazz and rhythm & blues bands, every Friday and Saturday evening, 9 p.m. to midnight, no cover,showcasing the hottest talent of the Twin Cities. Relax and enjoy fantastic downtown Minneapolisskyscraper views (especially at dusk). Visit VIC’S web site at http://www.vicsdining.com for thelatest update of the yearlong indoor and outdoor music calendar and more.*****Participation, Input and Stewardship Opportunities*****Park Board Seeks Input on RiverFIRST PlanThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has extended its extensive community engagementprocess for the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative to include a formal 45-day publiccomment period (through November 6, 2011). Park Board Planning Services staff proposed theresolution approving this process following the presentation and acceptance of the MR|DI team’sdraft RiverFIRST: A Park Design Proposal and Implementation Framework for the MinneapolisUpper Riverfront report earlier in the board meeting. “The expertise and creativity demonstrated byour project team in the RiverFIRST proposals and implementation recommendations has beenexceptional,” says Assistant Superintendent for Planning Services, Bruce Chamberlain. “We havereceived tremendous public and private support for the initiative and believe it’s appropriate tocontinue these efforts through a 45-day public comment period on the draft proposal before theBoard considers a set of next-step actions later this year.” Likely next-step recommendations ParkBoard staff anticipate putting forward in November or December are the adoption of theRiverFIRST proposal, schematic design for a phase-1 construction project and a joint effort withthe City of Minneapolis to meld the RiverFIRST plan with revisions to the Above the Falls zoningpolicies currently under review. The public can download the Draft RiverFIRST Proposal from http://MinneapolisRiverfrontDevelopmentInitiative.com, where they can also submit comments. Thepublic can also read a reference copy of the proposal, take home the executive summary andsubmit their comments at any of the Park Board’s recreation centers, as well as at Park Boardheadquarters, 2117 West River Road.Public Hearing on New Policy Proposed to Enhance Community Engagement forMinneapolis Park ProjectsWednesday, October 5, 6:30 pmMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board, 2117 West River RoadThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has developed a draft new policy andordinance amendment related to how it involves the community in park projects and will host apublic hearing for these proposed changes on October 5. The policy and amended ordinance oncommunity engagement are designed to improve practices for how the MPRB works and
  9. 9. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comcommunicates with Minneapolis residents and park users, especially for capital projects involvingthe construction or redevelopment of park facilities. In 2010 and throughout 2011, variouscommunity outreach methods were utilized to gather opinion from the community in development ofthe new policy and amended ordinance. Individuals and community groups were invited to sharetheir thoughts though an online survey, public meetings, focus group discussions and printquestionnaires available at recreation centers. Staff interviewed residents at community eventssuch as neighborhood socials, movies and concerts in the parks. Upon first draft, the public wasinvited to review and comment on the documents during a 45-day period. Community input wasincorporated into the new policy and amended ordinance and is now proposed for approval by theBoard of Commissioners. For additional information on this effort, please visit the Park Boardwebsite at: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=125.Riverside Park Habitat RestorationSaturday, October 15, 9:30 -- 11:30 amRiverside Park, Mississippi River GorgeJoin the Mississippi River Gorge Stewards at Riverside Park, a significant riverfront, communitypark in Minneapoliss Cedar-Riverside and Seward neighborhoods. Working alongside ecologistCarolyn Carr, who developed this parks restoration plan, and Friends of the Mississippi RiverRiver Stewardship Coordinator Karen Solas, volunteers will help improve local wildlife habitat andwatershed health, removing invasive species (such as buckthorn) and possibly assisting withwatering and other restoration tasks. The range of activities will be suitable for adults and for youth,and everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and ability level. All supplies are provided,and capacity is limited. To sign up, please contact FMR Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator suerich at srich@fmr.org or 651-222-2193 x14. Or, for more information, please see the event listing.*****Informational Resources*****St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board Web SiteThe St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board web site provides information about the history of the St.Anthony Falls area and history-related things to do (including web versions of the various walkingtour brochures); visit http://www.stanthonyfalls.org.Above the Falls Destinations MapThe Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership has coordinated with Minnehaha Media (a division ofHedberg Maps) to produce the Mississippi River Map-Above the Falls Destinations — acomplete map and resource guide to the river and surrounding neighborhoods from the I-694bridge in Brooklyn Center/Fridley down to the Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. Themap is sponsored by Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership. Explore the rich cultural and industrialhistory of Minneapolis’ birthplace on the river and the neighborhoods that grew around it. Ventureinto the natural areas, parks and trails that straddle the river just north of downtown. Dine and relaxat dozens of bars and restaurants in the neighborhoods of the North Loop, Northeast and NorthMinneapolis. All paths lead to the river - it’s time to rediscover the Mississippi! These maps are12” x 18”, full-color (folded to pocket-sized), FREE and available at Minneapolis RiverfrontPartnership events, their sponsors, select retail, restaurants and coffee shops, parks andrecreation centers, schools, neighborhood and community centers throughout Downtown, Northand Northeast Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities — over 80 locations. Please see thearea of coverage: http://www.minnehahamedia.com/gw/missriver_mpls_upper/index.html
  10. 10. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comMississippi River Field GuideFriends of the Mississippi River’s Mississippi River Field Guide gathers historical fact andfolklore, information about ecology, natural history and industry, and tips for the river explorer orrecreational user. Browse this site for interesting and fun facts about the Twin Cities area or use itas a guide for your own river adventure. For information: http://fieldguide.fmr.org/Minnesota Great River Road Information and MapsThe newest Minnesota Great River Road information pieces are six maps that have beendeveloped for each of the six destination areas of the Great River Road. They feature a map onone side, with travel ideas on the reverse side. To see all six maps and access lots of otherinformation about the Great River Road, visit www.mnmississippiriver.com.Minneapolis Bicycling MapThe City of Minneapolis now has a great map available online that includes extensive informationof interest to bicyclists, e.g., bike route locations, Nice Ride kiosk locations, points of interest andstreet conditions. There’s one version that you can print out and another that allows you to zoom inand pan around to view the information. Check it out at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles/where-to-ride.asp.Heritage News -- SeptemberHeritage News is a monthly e-newsletter published by the National Park Service to deliver timelyinformation on topics including grant opportunities, new laws or policies, events and activities ofinterest to the national heritage community. Read the online version of Heritage News athttp://heritagenews.cr.nps.gov/index/Index.cfmCultural Heritage Visitor Profile ReportThe U.S. Department of Commerce has released its first Cultural Heritage Visitor (CHV) Profile.The CHV profile showcases select characteristics of overseas visitors who participated in one ormore of the following activities: art gallery/museum, concert/play/musical, cultural heritage sites,ethnic heritage sites, American Indian community, historical places and national parks. The profilecan be accessed directly from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries website:http://www.tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2010-cultural-heritage-profile.pdf. The United States welcomed nearly 15.4 million overseas cultural heritage travelers in2010, outpacing the average growth of all overseas arrivals to the United States (14% and 11%,respectively). Since 2004, the number of travelers participating in CHV activities has increasedfrom 10.6 million (68.7% of the market) to the current 15.4 million, or 71.2 percent of all overseasvisitors. European visitors dominate this market, with almost 56 percent of all European travelersstating they participated in CHV activities while visiting the United States, followed by Asia (19%)and South America (13%).*****Riverfront News Articles*****Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative; RiverFIRSThttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/130323838.htmlhttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/09/minneapolis-riverfront-remake-takes-shape/http://southwest-calhoun.kstp.com/news/business/105705-mpls-parks-looking-feedback-miss-riverfront-proposal
  11. 11. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comhttp://www.mndaily.com/2011/09/27/city-aims-reshape-riverfront-landhttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/riverfirstupdate092811.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=RiverFIRST+proposal+moves+toward+construction+project+along+Upper+Mississippi+riverfront&utm_content=%7bEmail_Address}&utm_campaign=Taking+the+InitiativeWeisman Re-openinghttp://www.mndaily.com/2011/09/22/18-years-making-weisman-reopen-oct-2Bread Festival at Mill City Farmers Markethttp://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/130294863.htmlAsian Carphttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/09/will-invading-carp-end-minneapolis’-days-as-river-port/The Burial at Thebes at Guthriehttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/130390433.htmlOne Minneapolis, One Read at Guthriehttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/books/130390678.htmlhttp://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/24/author-norris-to-headline-mpls-reading-event/http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/2011/09/author-norris-headline-mpls-reading-eventWeisman Reopeninghttp://kstp.com/article/stories/S2296567.shtml129 Plymouth (second item in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17443&page=65&category=92Grumpy’s Delivery Service, Minneapolis by Bike and Tow New Riverfront Businesses(fifth, sixth and last items in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17442&page=65&category=92Bachelor Farmerhttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17449&page=65&category=134Minneapolis Recognized for Walkabilityhttp://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/26/minneapolis-recognized-as-1-of-3-gold-level-walkable-cities/http://tcbmag.blogs.com/daily_developments/2011/09/mpls-earns-gold-level-walk-friendly-designation.htmlStone Arch Festival of the Artshttp://kstp.com/article/stories/S2301900.shtml