PREVIEW tonight—Khephra: A Hip Hop Holiday Story

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A new holiday show for kids and adults!
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Shá Cage’s new family-friendly holiday
show—see the preview tonight!
Open Eye Presents
Khephra: A Hip Hop Holiday Story

November 30 – December 9
Produced in partnership with Tru Ruts
Created and performed by Shá Cage
Directed by E.G. Bailey

Get your tickets now for Shá Cage’s fun new holiday show! This exciting 50-minute one act, for families and audiences of all ages, is written in poetry and verse, integrating elements of drama, movement, and puppetry. Featuring performers Shá Cage, Destiny Anderson, Alissa Paris, and Jamela Pettiford.

The story centers around a young girl, Khephra, and her mother as they move from Africa to the United States, after the child’s father passes away, to start a new life in a very new community. They adjust to the culture, acclimate, and ultimately the young woman reclaims herself and her identity through hip hop, spoken word, and African music and dance. It is about letting go, holding onto, and reclaiming.

Get creative with free, artist-led Pre-show Art-Shops in dance, print-making, song, and spoken word—fun for the whole family! Check out the full schedule and RSVP.

Get $10 Economic Accessibility tickets to see the Preview show TONIGHT or pay what you can at the door!

Photos by Mark Vancleave.

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Artist reception this Saturday

Gallery Exhibit: HOME

November 30 – December 23
Artist reception: December 2, 4:30 – 6pm
Curated by Ana Laura Juarez in partnership with Catalyst of Intermedia Arts

ae234c69-c179-42af-a0ca-a817bb753759.jpgIn HOME, artists explore the struggle of feeling uprooted, track a journey through objects, honor immigrant sacrifices through a personal and historic lens, and define cultural identity on their own terms. Artists utilize photography, illustration, installation, and books to articulate on these themes. In alignment with the performance Khephra: A Hip-Hop Holiday Story, HOME highlights the experiences and perspectives of migrants and immigrants.

Featuring art by CLUES, Dennis Madamba, Oleksandra Norwick, Peng Wu, Shun Jie Yong, and Zoe Cinel.

Join us for an artist reception before Khephra on December 2!

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Street closures around Open Eye

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We recommend using a map app and following detour routes when traveling to our theatre.

Please allow for extra time to get to Open Eye.

Visit the Department of Transportation website for updates about street closures.

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Free Employment and Financial Literacy class in December


Attached please find information for the FREE December classes in the LSS TEC (Training and Education Center) at 2400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis (2nd floor).

Please post and forward them to your network. All classes FREE and open the public!!

Employment Empowerment from 9:00am to 12:00pm daily starts on 12/04 and ends 12/22.

Includes free Myers Briggs Personality Assessment (MBTI)

Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy runs 12/06 12/13, 12/20 from 9-12:00.

Attendance for all three days is required.

Register online tec

Open Lab hours are on the flyer and mock interview/resume assistance can be scheduled during those times by contacting John at 612-879-5256 or tec

If you have any questions please contact Joan joan.riley or 612-879-5286

Have a great holiday!


Joan Riley

Program Manager

Employment Services Training and Youth Works

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

joan.riley | 612-879-5286
2400 Park Ave. S.|Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending November 6, 2017

Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 11-6-17. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Portions of the Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, Central, Powderhorn Park and Corcoran neighborhoods are included in Midtown.) The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

I’ve also attached a crime map for October 31 to November 6.

There were 21 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, up from 19 two weeks ago. (There was no report last week.)

There were 8 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week- 1 rape (by a stranger), 3 robberies and 4 aggravated assaults.

MPD officers arrested a total of 20 suspects in Midtown. 15 were booked into jail and 5 were cited and released.

Officers arrested 3 people for felony crimes this week, not counting those arrested for felony warrants.

The 3rd Precinct maintained 2 Focused Enforcement Areas within Midtown this week.

I have 5 announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

· Help choose the best chili in these parts at Midtown Global Market’s Chili Cook-off on Saturday, October 28.

· Find out more about local safety and sign up for walking patrols at the Neighbors In Action Community Safety Meeting, Monday November 13.

· Pay tribute to special volunteers at Corcoran’s Community and Leadership Awards Dinneron Wednesday, November 15.

· Provide your input on the next round of improvements Peavey Park at the Park Board’s Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 15.

· Looking ahead, don’t miss the 12th Annual Green Gifts Fair at Midtown Global Market on Saturday, November 18.

Please let me know if you have an announcement you’d like me to include in an upcoming report.

I always appreciate your comments on these weekly reports. Please let me know what you would like to see added or removed. I want the reports to be as useful as possible.

Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 10-31 to 11-6-17

By CPS John R. Baumann, Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct

Midtown Community Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave S, 612-825-6138

Midtown is the area between Highway 35W and Hiawatha Ave, from 28th St E to 32nd St E


· There were 21Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, up from 19 two weeks ago. (There was no report last week.)

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (1), robbery (3), aggravated assault (4), burglary (3), auto theft (4), arson (0) and larceny/theft (6). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all the other crimes excluding larcenies.

· There were 8 violent crimes reported-1 rape, 3 robberies and 4 aggravated assaults. This up from 5 violent crimes two weeks ago.

· There were no homicides or arsons reported during this week.

· There were 0 business robberies and 0 business burglaries reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested a total of 20 suspects in Midtown. 15 were taken into custody and 5 received citations and were released.

· Officers arrested 3 people for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow. (This does not include offenders arrested for felony warrants.)

Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)

Rape (1)

11-3, 2:00 to 4:00 am 32nd St E & 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)Officers were dispatched to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for a CSCR (Criminal Sexual Conduct Rape) report. Victim stated while on foot at the above intersection she was forced into a vehicle, driven to a secondary location and sexually assaulted. Victim did not know the suspect but stated she would recognize him if she saw him again. At this time there are no leads on a possible suspect or vehicle. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

Robbery (3)

11-3, 11:00 am 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)On the above listed date and time, while I was working off duty at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 2218 East Lake Street, a female identified as Victim walked into the bank and told me that she had been robbed. Victim stated that she was standing at the bus stop in front of Aldi, located at 2100 Lake Street East, when she was knocked to the ground from behind. As Victim fell to the ground, an unknown suspect grabbed Victim’s purse and fled the scene. Victim did not see who knocked her to the ground, or who took her purse. It should be noted that Victim had just left the Wells Fargo minutes earlier and she had withdrawn $1000.00 in cash for her rent. After the robbery, Victim walked back to Wells Fargo to report the robbery to me. Victim stated that her knees hurt from the fall, but she was otherwise uninjured. Victim had her MN ID card and her Wells Fargo debit card in her coat pocket and those items were not taken. There were no witnesses, suspects, or recoverable evidence identified. Victim was given a case (victim resources) card and advised. Recommendation: Further investigation.

11-4, 8:30 pm to 11-6, 11:56 am 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Victim was at the MTC bus stop and was approached by a black male and hit in the side of the head with a closed fist and his wallet taken. Victim refused medical and called days later to report incident. The loss was a brown wallet and credit cards and MN Id. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information.

11-6, 12:48 to12:50 pm 18xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Suspect robbed Victim as he was walking to his vehicle. Victim suffered injuries and was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. Crime Lab processed the scene. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Aggravated Assault (4)

10-31, 9:00 am Lake St E & Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Arrestee [Derrick Dewayne Bolden] hit Victim in the neck with a hammer. A hammer was recovered from Arrestee. Victim did receive a minor injury in the assault.

11-4, 9:00 to 9:30 pm 17xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)Victim called to report that he had been stabbed and needed an ambulance. The event occurred at the above intersection. Victim was uncooperative with both police and medical. He was transported and provided a MPLS blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

11-5, 1:27 to 1:50 am 28xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)Officers responded to the above location on a missing person report. Parent/Guardian found out that Suspect was in the building with a family member in another apartment. Officers checked the status of Suspect and advised her not to continue running away. Suspect assaulted Officers and was taken into custody. Suspect stated that she was on cocaine and drunk and is a minor. Officers transported Suspect to Hennepin County Medical Center. Recommendation: Case continued pending further leads.

11-6, 1:23 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Suspect attempted to assault Arrestee in the transit station at Lake and Chicago Ave. Arrestee was arrested for the warrant and booked into Hennepin County Jail.

Burglary (3)

10-31, 8:00 am to 6:25 pm 22xx Lake St E Business(East Phillips neighborhood) [CPS note: This was originally categorized as a burglary of a storage unit
with no signs of forced entry. Upon investigation, it was found that the owner of the apartment complex emptied out the storage unit by mistake.
[Not a burglary so removed from total. ]

10-31, 9:00 am to 11-1, 9:00 am 30xx Cedar Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) [CPS note: Entry made by breaking glass in rear door, then door frame. Victim was deceased. Loss was undetermined at time of report.]

10-31, 1:00 to 3:00 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was through an unlocked apartment door. Loss was wallet, debit card and cash.]

11-6, 7:00 to 9:20 pm 30xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was made through an unlocked kitchen window. Loss was computers, television, video game console, backpack, passport, jewelry, cash and more.]

Auto Theft (4)

11-1, 9:20 pm, to 11-2, 9:25 pm 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note:
Vehicle stolen when driver left the keys in it and went elsewhere.]

11-1, 9:20 pm to 11-2, 9:25 pm 5xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Vehicle stolen from a used car lot; keys missing from office.]

11-5, 9:00 to 11:19 pm 30xx Cedar Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Vehicle stolen after keys were taken from driver’s table while he was in the restroom.

10-6, 3:00 to 3:05 pm
28xx Bloomington Ave S
(East Phillips neighborhood)
[CPS note: Vehicle stolen using keys left in the door lock.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown (20)

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (Unless Noted) (15)

10-31, 3:29 am28th St E & Bloomington Ave S Joseph Paul Christensen,Driving While Intoxicated.

10-31, 9:01 am Lake St E & Chicago Ave S Derrick Dewayne Bolden, Assault 2-Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felony).

10-31, 1:27 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S Kerry Lee Ironnecklace, 2 Gross Misdemeanor Warrants.

10-31, 7:00 pm22xx Lake St E Edward Carlton Gunter Jr, Burglary of Business (Felony).

11-1, 10:35 am 17xx Lake St E Nicole Shannon Columbus, Probation Violation.

11-1, 1:30 pm29xx Chicago Ave S Daniel Martin Cooper and Maurice Juan Alexand Jones,Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Gross Misdemeanor).

11-1, 8:07 pmLake St E & 15th Ave S Kenneth Eugene Terry, Narcotics Violation (Felony).

11-1, 11:42 pm 3xx 32nd St E Donald Dean Jordan, 1 Felony Warrant.

11-2, 12:15 am29xx 15th Ave S Mario Anthony Williams, 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.

11-3, 9:54 amLake St E & Cedar Ave S Christopher Allen Earl,1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Driving After Suspension). Also issued a citation for Driving After Suspension.

11-4, 11:42 pm28th St E & Park Ave S Abdulahi Awale Osman,2 Felony Warrants.

11-5, 1:21 amLake St E & 21st Ave S Erik Hubertus Zidek, Driving While Intoxicated.

11-5, 4:30 am2xx Lake St E Maliki Charles Caldwell,Terroristic Threats (Gross Misdemeanor) & Damage to Property.

11-6, 1:25 pm8xx Lake St E Sherlle Shameeka Williams, 11 Warrants (at least one was a Gross Misdemeanor Warrant).

Arrestees Cited and Released (5)

10-31, 12:15 am 6xx Lake St E Romel Ezequiel Zambrano Munoz,No Proof of Insurance.

11-1, 11:42 pm 3xx 32nd St E Tanna Marie Hanson,False Name or Information.

11-3, 10:30 am Lake St E & Longfellow Ave S Jeremy John Benacka,Driving After Revocation.

11-3, 1:20 pm 28th St E & 13th Ave S Sean Michael Stately,Driving After Revocation.

11-4, 11:42 pm28th St E & Park Ave S Adnan Mohamed Ali,No Valid Driver’s License.

Prosecution of Suspects Charged with Crimes Committed in Midtown

Edward Carlton Gunter Jr: Complaint charging Burglary-3rd Degree (Felony)for a crime at 22xx Lake St E on 10-31-17 signed by Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, Hennepin County judge and MPD investigator and filed with the court; prosecution can now proceed.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 2 focused enforcement areas for violent crime this week:

Lake Street #1 (29th St E to 31st St E, I-35W to Portland Ave S)

Proactive enforcement results: 19 stops, 9 directed patrols, 2 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.

Lake Street #2 (29th St E to 31st St E, 12th Ave S to 17th Ave S

Proactive enforcement results: 60 stops, 33 directed patrols, 6 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 1 aggravated assault.

Strategies (both areas) used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

• Day Beat and Evening Beat: Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.). Business checks at Taco Bell and McDonalds.

• Midwatch: Suspicious person and suspicious vehicle stops around outer edges of focus zones.

• Dogwatch: Directed patrol, foot beats, suspicious person stops, suspicious vehicle stops and traffic law enforcement focused on bus stops in Focus Zone #2.

• Reach out to Metro Transit Police Department regarding additional patrol around bus stop at 17th & Lake. Foot beats at Taco Bell & McDonald’s parking lots.

• Additional directed patrol around the Park & Lake area.

Investigative Tactics

• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.

• Evening beat detail with Probation.

Problem Properties Tactics

• Problem property identified as 30xx Portland Ave. Problem Properties Officer working on.

• 15xx Lake St E identified as a problem property.

• 5xx Lake St E identified as a problem property.

Third Precinct Weekly Trends

Motor Vehicle Theft:83% (10 of 12) of the vehicles reported stolen were stolen with keys. [CPS note: Don’t leave your vehicle running unattended or keep keys in your vehicle, even when parked in your garage. Keep watch over your
keys at all times.]

Burglary of Dwelling:23% (5 of 22) required little or no force to gain entry: Residential 23% (5 of 22) required little/no force to gain entry (1-unlocked door and 4-no force). Garage 0% (0 of 0) required little/no force to gain entry.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:41% (7 of 17) reported a wallet/purse (4), GPS (0) or backpack/other bag (3) stolen; 65% (11of 17) required little or no force to gain entry (5-unlocked door and 6-no force).

Choose the Chili Champ at Midtown Global Market on

Saturday, November 11!

Watch our Market Merchants battle it out for the title of Chili Cook-Off Champ. Join us Saturday, 11/11 at 12 PM – 2 PM for internationally inspired chili. Sample them all and vote for your favorite. The $5 suggested donation will go toward Doing Good Together, a national nonprofit organization that works to make volunteering and service, along with daily kindness, easy for every family.


Attend the Neighbors In Action

Community Safety Meeting, Monday, November 13

This is your chance to share what’s happening on your block and work on ways we can take action to reduce crime and improve community safety. There will also be an update on Neighbors In Action Safety Teams and sign-ups for patrol shifts. All invited. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave S, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Honor Special Volunteers at CNO’s

Community and Leadership Awards Dinner, Wednesday, November 15

Join your neighbors at Corcoran Neighborhood Organization’s Community Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 15th. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm at Corcoran Park (3334 20th Ave S), accompanied by music. A program will feature neighbors toasting other neighbors who have shown outstanding volunteer leadership in the Corcoran neighborhood during the past year, or over their lifetime. Community leaders are folks who undertake large- or small-scale efforts, gestures of goodwill and leadership that benefits our neighborhood. The leaders in Corcoran help make the neighborhood a well-loved place to live.


Give Input On Peavey Park Proposed Improvements

Wednesday, November 15

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will hold a public hearing on proposed improvements for Peavey Park on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:45pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road in Minneapolis.

The hearing allows interested members of the public to weigh in on proposed playground and picnic shelter concept plans before the Board of Commissioners. After the hearing is closed, commissioners will consider approval of the plans.

The playground and shelter are part of Phase 2 improvements planned for 2018. Also included are a multi-use field, central path, site grading, and storm water management. Phase 1 improvements, which include a new basketball court complex, are well underway. All improvements are guided by the approved Peavey Park Master Plan (as part of the South Service Area Master Plan).

Concept plans for the playground and picnic shelter were created based on feedback from stakeholder meetings, on-site engagement, online surveys, a youth design camp and a community charrette.

If the concept plans are approved, construction bids will be awarded in early 2018, with construction during summer of 2018.


Looking Ahead:

Don’t Miss the Green Gifts Fair, Saturday, November 18

Mark your calendars for Do It Green! Minnesota’s 12th Annual Green Gifts Fair on Saturday, November 18th, 10 am-5 pm at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. There will be 80+ eco-gift vendors, community building activities, demos in multiple languages, a creative expressions lab, free music, a family passport with prizes and more! $1 donation at the door. Visit for details.

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Green Crescent Call for Artists

Green Crescent Call for Public Artists

The Green Crescent, part of the I-35W Transit/Access Project will be located just west of I-35 W, along Stevens Avenue. This one block area will provide a linkage for pedestrians and bicyclists, commuters and visitors between the new transit facility at Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway. The area will be bound on the east and west by highway retaining walls with pre-fabricated wave designs.

The City is seeking an artist/artist team to collaborate with the steering committee, community and community artists in creating public art for this project. Possible art opportunities include gateways or wayfinding artworks integrated into the space, pavement treatments on the pedestrian trail, artistic treatment of seat walls and a light installation.

For more information about the Green Crescent Call for Artists, contact Ann Godfrey.

Optional Local Informational Meeting for Artists: Tuesday, November 28, 3:30 p.m. (CST)Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis

Deadline Applications: Tuesday, December 12, 4 p.m., CST

For a copy of the full Calls for Artists and Instructions on how to apply, go to:

Ann Godfrey

City of Minneapolis – Community Planning and Economic Development
105 Fifth Avenue South – 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2534

Office: 612-669-1574
[] (CPED) (Art in Public Places)

MPD Warrant List, 11-3-17

Hello. Here is the 11-3-17 warrant list for 3rd and 5th Precincts in Minneapolis, issued by Beth Clark, Paralegal with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office. Previous lists are obsolete and should be discarded.

When this list was compiled, the people on it were wanted by police and could be arrested on sight. If you see any of them, please call 911 immediately. Tell the operator that you know the location of a person who is on this warrant list. Be as specific as possible about the location.

If you personally know someone on this list, please encourage them to turn themselves in at a police precinct.

Since the last time a list was released these people were added:

Paul Vernon Clock

Titus Wright

These people were removed from the list because they were arrested or no longer had warrants:

Kerry Ironnecklace

Harry Leftbear

Francis Martin

Bernice Nelson

This list is public information so please post it and/or share with others who are interested.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Warrant List 11-3-17docx.pdf

Peavey Park public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 15

The public is invited to weigh in on playground and picnic shelter concepts
minneapolis park and recreation

Peavey Park

Public hearing for phase 2 improvements is scheduled for November 15

Phase 2 improvements include a new playground and, if funding allows, a new picnic shelter

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will hold a public hearing on proposed improvements for Peavey Park on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:45pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road in Minneapolis.

The hearing allows interested members of the public to weigh in on proposed playground and picnic shelter concept plans before the Board of Commissioners. After the hearing is closed, commissioners will consider approval of the plans.

The playground and shelter are part of Phase 2 improvements planned for 2018. Also included are a multi-use field, central path, site grading, and stormwater management. Phase 1 improvements, which include a new basketball court complex, are well underway. All improvements are guided by the approved Peavey Park Master Plan (as part of the South Service Area Master Plan).

Concept plans for the playground and picnic shelter were created based on feedback from stakeholder meetings, on-site engagement, online surveys, a youth design camp and a community charrette.

If the concept plans are approved, construction bids will be awarded in early 2018, with construction during summer of 2018.

Peavey Park, 11.15.17 Public Hearing Postcard Reduced.pdf

ASI- November 2017 Klipp!



Fest! Merry Mansion, American Swedish Institute’s

Nordic Holidays

Exhibition, Launches with

November 11 Family Day!

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Exhibition on view to Jan. 7, 2018

Fest! Merry Mansion, ASI’s much-anticipated annual exhibition of decorated Nordic holiday rooms and a space honoring our Romanian guests, transforms the historic Turnblad Mansion. We kick off the Fest! on November 11 with Family Day, the first of a full slate of events running through January 7, including performances of Impossible Salt, Make Merry: Spirited Glögg tours, and our Julmarknad Christmas Market Dec. 2-3. Also opening is Skål! Scandinavian Spirits, a new nationally travelling exhibition produced by the Museum of Danish America, which explores the ‘spirited’ cultural drinking traditions shared by Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Saturday, Nov. 11 – Family Day!
New exhibitions, crafts and performances!

  • 10 a.m. Nordic Bees
  • 11 a.m. Plai de Dor Dancers
  • 11:30 a.m. Vasa Jr. Folk Dancers
  • 1 p.m. Impossible Salt Theatre Performance
  • 2 p.m. Cloudberries Choir

Included in Museum admission FREE for ASI members & kids under age 5; $10 non-member adults, $7 age 62 and above.

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12 – Member Appreciation Weekend
Ready, set, SHOP! ASI Members – have a cup of coffee on us! The Jul Shop is opening and it’s time for additional discounts at The American Swedish Institute Museum Store. FIKA is also offering a FREE cup of coffee to members on Saturday and Sunday. Just show your member card!
Members save up to 20% on purchases

  • Spend $1-$75, and get 10% off
  • $75.01-$150, and get 15% off
  • Spend over $150, and get 20% off!
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Get on the Bus – All Saints Day: Tour Lakewood Cemetery
Saturday, Nov. 4, 4 – 6 p.m.

Join ASI on All Saints’ Day to honor Swan and Christina Turnblad and other notable Swedes. Travel by vintage city bus provided by the Minnesota Transportation Museum to Lakewood Cemetery for a walking tour to visit the grave sites of our founders and of singer/comedian Hjalmar Peterson (a.k.a. Olle i Skratthult) and Alfred Lind (established a Swedish community in Cuba). Light candles, leave flowers. Depart from ASI after a late-afternoon fika from Fika Café – coffee and pastries.

$30 ASI members / $35 non-members. Includes fika

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Tickets on Sale for Lucia Concerts
Starting Sunday, Nov. 5

Lucia Celebration Concerts in Larson Hall

Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and available in person or by phone.

Lucia in the Mansion Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets sell quickly and are only available to ASI Members in person from the front desk. $15 general admission

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Tjärnblom-Starry-Eyed CD Release Concert

Wed., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Tjärnblom (“woodland lake flower”) is an eclectic Minneapolis group of folk musicians with Cheryl Paschke and Mary Crimi on nyckelharpa, Val Eng, on harmonium and Joe Alfano on strings and vocals. Join them in the Mansion ballroom to celebrate the launch of their new Starry-Eyed CD.

Included with Museum admission. FREE for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under.

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Skål! Scandinavian Spirits
Exhibition Preview Tour with Aquavit & Appetizers
Friday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Get a preview look and taste some aquavit with small bite pairings from FIKA at an exclusive pre-opening tour of this ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition. Created by the Museum of Danish America and presented by Aalborg and Linie Aquavits, the display shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and how these customs were carried by immigrants to the U.S. On view through January 7, 2018.

Tour/Tasting: $45 ASI members / $55 non-members. Regular exhibition entrance included in ASI Museum admission.

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Impossible Salt Returns to ASI with Performances of Wise One
November 11 – December 21

Musical storytellers Impossible Salt return to ASI by popular demand with Wise One, a new work. Drop in for community shows or attend exclusive ticketed performances.

Community Performances in the Ballroom. These events do not require advanced registration. Included in ASI Museum admission.

  • Saturday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m., As part of Family Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. As part of Neighborhood Open House. Free Museum admission!
  • Thursday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. As part of Winter Solstice.

Exclusive Ticketed Performances at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall with pre-show cocktail, appetizers and Holiday Mansion exploration.

Tickets are $45. Please register online a week in advance.

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Kids at the Castle –
Let’s Talk Turkey

Friday, Nov. 17 & Sat. Nov. 18, 9-10 a.m.

November’s Kids at the Castle highlights the Thanksgiving season with storytelling, music and movement during prime-time playtime before the museum opens to the public.

Suggested for ages 2-5. $8 per family.
No registration necessary.

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Julglädje – “Christmas Joy” Performances

Sat. Nov. 25, noon & 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 26, 1 p.m.

Be part of the story and the joy at this unique set of holiday performances hosted by musician Ross Sutter with Marya Hart on piano and Cheryl Paschke on nyckelharpa and fiddle. Rose Arrowsmith-Decoux invites the kids to become a part of a creative, adventurous and interactive story set to music.

$5 ASI adult member; $6 non-member adult; $3 kids 6-17 / FREE for kids under 6.
Click here to register.

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Get Cooking with ASI’s Nordic Table Events!

Nordic Table – Swedish Holiday Baking with
Eva Sabet

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Eva Sabet, from the acclaimed Swedish Crown Bakery in Anoka, shares secrets of authentic Swedish holiday baking, including advice for making sju sorters kakor (Seven Types of Cookies). Sample the baked goods with coffee! $55 ASI members / $65 non-members

Nordic Table – Richard Tellström on Smörgåsbord and Snacks
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Richard Tellström, Swedish food historian-in-residence at ASI, shares Swedish traditions about starting a meal with a sandwich, or its variant, the sandwich cake, Swedish cookie customs, beverages in Swedish history, and the history of the smörgåsbord and Swedish fika. $10 ASI members / $15 non-members

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Get Creative at ASI’s Nordic Craft Workshops

Nordic Crafts – Ceramic Beads and Pendants

Wednesday, Nov. 8 &
Nov. 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Create your own unique beads and pendants from clay during this two-session class. Your handiwork from the first round will be fired and ready for glazing during the second.

$45 ASI members, $55 non-members,
$5 materials fee payable to instructor Sue Flanders.

Nordic Crafts – Fused Glass Ornaments

Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Use basic techniques to create two original fused glass ornaments. Learn how to safely cut and work with glass to craft beautiful ornaments to keep for your holiday celebration or to give as a gift. Projects will be fired in the ASI kiln and ready to be picked up two weeks after the class. $30 ASI members / $40 non-members.


Save the date! Coming soon –
Julmarknad: ASI’s Christmas Market
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Sunday, Dec. 3, Noon – 5 p.m.

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Now at the ASI Museum Store!
Candoliers are in – the perfect holiday gift.

Popular in Sweden and with Swedish Americans, these electric candoliers brighten many a holiday window. Buy one for yourself or as a special gift at the ASI Museum Store. Starting at $39.

American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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MnDOT Construction Closed Streets Update


This is an update about some of the projects that MnDOT has going on or that are causing closures on MnDOT roads.

I-35W 86th Street Bridge

The full closure planned for this weekend is postponed until next year. The weather is not expected to be warm enough to lay asphalt and do striping.

Highway 55 North Minneapolis

Highway 55 is closed from Van White Blvd. to Lyndale Ave W. for two weeks. Metro Transit is replacing a drain pipe as part of the blue line light rail train extension. This closure started Monday.

Highway 55 South Minneapolis (Hiawatha) Hiawatha will be reduced to one lane in each direction over Lake Street weekdays from Thursday, Nov. 2 to Tuesday, Nov. 7 daily from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The lane closures will alternate. This is maintenance work and not part of a larger project.

I-35W@94 Minneapolis

The 31st Street ramp to I-35W south is scheduled to open Nov. 10.

The Portland Avenue Bridge, which closed in early October, is scheduled to reopen for one lane by the morning of Saturday. Nov. 4 and all lanes on Nov. 10, weather permitting.

I-35W bridge over Mississippi River (St. Anthony Falls Bridge)

Crews have been working since mid-October to make technology improvements to the bridge’s aesthetic lighting system. The aesthetic lights have been turned off since early October. The freeway lights remain in operation. This is an improvement project. It will require some single-lane closures in November. It is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

Highway 169 Nine Mile Creek

Highway 169 from Highway 62 to Highway 55 has been fully open since Sept. 26. Watch for short-term lane closures overnight and this weekend. The work is nearing completion.

Highway 280

The ramp from southbound Highway 280 to I-94 east is closed through Friday as crews repair drainage and resurface the ramp.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

CAP-HC November 2017 Newsletter

CAP-HC Update November, 2017
Energy Assistance Program Applications Now Available

The cold weather is here! CAP-HC is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Energy Assistance Program (EAP) season. EAP is a federally-funded program that provides financial assistance to low income households to help them maintain electricity and heat during the winter months.

Assistance is available to all eligible Hennepin County residents, including the City of Minneapolis.

CAP-HC staff is available at various locations throughout Hennepin County to accept applications and answer client questions.

Important notes regarding CAP-HC’s Energy Assistance Program:

  • Energy Assistance Applications are available now through May 31st, 2018.
  • Both renters and homeowners can apply.
  • It is a grant, not a loan. Benefit recipients do not have to pay the money back.
  • The grant is intended to cover a portion of the household’s electric and heating bill. It is important that those who receive assistance continue to make payments and/or request a reasonable payment plan with their utility provider.
  • The grant is paid directly to the electric and heat provider.
  • Homeowners may be eligible for emergency heating unit (ex. furnace, boiler) repair or replacement.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply before they face an emergency.
  • Applications are processed on first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility for the program is based upon income guidelines. Benefit amount is based on household size, income, and consumption.

How to apply?
The 2017-2018 EAP application may be download from the link below or requested by calling CAP-HC at 952-930-3541.

Visit the Program Webpage to Download an Application
Salute Our Veterans Event
CAP-HC invites you to join us to support our veterans and their families and learn about the urgent need for housing and financial assistance. There will be live music, drink specials, food and a silent auction!

CAP-HC’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Program provides direct services and case management to assist veterans with locating and securing safe, affordable housing; meet basic needs; and connect them with other available resources.

$20 suggested donation.
Proceeds from this event will directly impact veterans and their families across Hennepin County.
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Register and Donate Online
MNsure Clinics
Get help applying for health insurance!

MNsure’s open enrollment begins November 1, 2017 and runs through January 14, 2018. CAP-HC has teamed up with agencies in Hennepin County to offer on-site MNsure application assistance to help clients apply for or renew their health insurance benefits.

Clinic Schedule:

  • 11/07/2017 – Urban Ventures
  • 11/28/2017- CAP-HC (St. Louis Park)
  • 12/05/2017- Community Emergency Services (CES)
If you would like to host a MNsure Clinic at your organization, please contact Patricia at 952-933-4421 or peibon
View complete schedule and registration details
Volunteers Needed for Free Tax Sites
Join the Tax Assistance Program at CAP-HC and make a difference!

Every year, CAP-HC offers a Free Tax Assistance Program to assist low-income individuals and families prepare and e-file their federal, state, and property taxes.

CAP-HC is preparing for its 13th tax season, and we are looking for volunteers to serve as tax preparers, reviewers and greeters.

No experience is necessary, CAP-HC will provide all needed training and certification.

For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, contact Carol at or 952-697-1395
Give To The Max Day

Minnesota’s 24-hour online give-a-thon, Give to the Max Day, is coming up on Thursday November 16th! If you haven’t already scheduled your online gift , now is the time!

Each year Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) provides direct services to over 30,000 low-to-moderate income households in ALL of Hennepin County. For many, CAP-HC is their last stop before utility disconnection, foreclosure, homelessness or bankruptcy. For others, it’s a place to learn how to buy a home, create a budget, get legal help, or receive tax filing assistance. Your donation will help us provide vital programming to meet our clients’ basic needs and create opportunities for them to succeed.

Please join us on November 16, 2017 for Give to the Max Day and help us continue our work in strengthening community, eliminating barriers, and creating opportunities.

Thank you for considering a contribution to CAP-HC for this year’s Give to the Max Day.

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Minneapolis 2040 Open Houses

Dear Neighborhood Leader:

The Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development wants to hear from YOU! Join your neighbors in shaping our city to become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all.

Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan will cover topics such as housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.

Over the past year, City planners have learned a lot from Minneapolis residents about the future of our city. We’ve heard that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. You told us that it can be difficult to access jobs that are not located nearby. We’ve heard concerns about the rising cost of housing, and that not everyone has access to the type of housing that meets their needs. We’ve also heard that people value well-designed and environmentally sustainable buildings, and that there is a desire for the city to be more walkable, bikeable, and mass transit-friendly.

Please attend one of four upcoming family friendly, interactive open houses in early December. Enjoy complimentary refreshments from local vendors. For more information and to sign up for updates at

December 2nd from 10:30-12:30

Van Cleve Park Gym

901 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

December 5th from 5:30 – 7:30

Farview Park Gym

621 N 29th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

December 9th from 10:00 – 12:00

Roosevelt High School Gym

4029 S 28th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

December 11th from 5:30-7:30

MLK Park Multi-Purpose Room

4055 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Christina Kendrick, MA MBA

Senior Community Specialist

Neighborhood and Community Relations

105 5th Ave S Ste. 425

Minneapolis MN 55415




Pronouns: she/her

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.